EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 2/17/2010

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  ABA   


Weekend games results - by Gianni Pascucci
The 12th ranked West Texas Whirlwinds came away with a very big win by defeating the Texas Fuel 98-95. The game was very competitive as both teams played hard as they head into the play off in the next three weeks. The Fuel took a 25-20 1st quarter lead and the Whirlwinds went in to the half up 48-45 half time. By the end of the 3rd the Fuel was up 72-64. But the Whirwinds at the end were succesful. Marlo Saunders (6'5''-F-84, college: Texas-PB) led West Texas another tim more with 23 points, RoShon Jacobs (6'4''-G-85, college: La-Monroe) added 19 points, 4 steals, Berry Whitley (5'9''-G-81, college: SUNO) 17 points, 12 assist and 9 rebs and Ira Cross (6'6''-F/C-84, college: E.New Mexico) 11 points. Two time ABA all star Charncy Ephriam (6'4''-G-81, college: Texas-PB) performed for 10 points and 14 rebs.
On the West Coast, the Sacramento Heatwave beat Central Valley Dawgs 139-123. The main factor was another time more Elzie Bibbs (6'6''-G/F-82, agency: Scenic Sports Group, LLC., college: Ferris St.), who ended the game at 34 points, 10 rebounds, 7 assist, 5 steals. Sacramento is now 11-10, with 4 games to go and is on the rush to the 2010 ABA playoffs.



Standings
ABA Standings
Exhibition Team
 1. Play2Win 10-4 
 2. Chico Rage 1-5 
 3. College Park 0-0 
 4. Smoky MJ 0-0 
 5. Crusaders 0-1 
 6. Arlington B. 0-2 
 7. Oklahoma 0-2 
 8. Modesto E. 0-6 
NoCal Div.
 1. S.Francisco R. 9-4 
 2. California SK 9-5 
 3. Sacramento H. 9-8 
 4. Clayton 8-3 
 5. Central Valley 3-10 
North Central Div.
 1. Chicago Steam 15-4 
 2. Lake Michigan 10-6 
 3. Columbus Crush 8-3 
 4. Pittsburgh P. 7-3 
 5. Detroit Hoops 6-5 
 6. Kansas City S. 4-0 
 7. Cleveland R. 2-2 
 8. G.Rapids F. 0-2 
 9. Youngstown S. 0-2 
 10. Akron R. 0-5 
Northeast Div.
 1. Jersey Expr. 10-3 
 2. NY Thunder 9-3 
 3. NY Red Riders 6-8 
 4. Maryland M. 6-9 
 5. Tri-City Suns 3-9 
Pacific Northwest Div.
 1. Seattle M. 6-4 
 2. Seattle ZG 3-0 
 3. Everett 2-2 
 4. Spokane Sunz 1-1 
 5. Washington R. 1-6 
SoCal Div.
 1. Compton C. 4-2 
 2. San Diego S. 4-4 
 3. LA Slam 4-5 
 4. Las Vegas A. 2-0 
 5. Riverside R. 2-3 
 6. Honolulu 1-1 
 7. California BB 1-3 
South Central Div.
 1. Kentucky S. 11-6 
 2. Kentucky B. 10-7 
 3. W.Virginia B. 5-8 
 4. St.Louis S. 0-3 
Southeast Div.
 1. Music City Stars 9-3 
 2. Mississippi B. 4-6 
 3. Columbus Life 2-5 
 4. Florida Th. 1-0 
 5. Charlotte 1-2 
 6. Carolina K. 0-0 
 7. Ga PROWL 0-1 
Southwest Div.
 1. SE Texas M. 19-3 
 2. N.Texas F. 10-4 
 3. W.Texas W. 7-5 
 4. Texas Fuel 3-7 
 5. Dallas G. 2-1 
 6. Texas Ch. 0-2 
 7. Houston T. 0-6 


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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Marino BAZDARIC
  Cedevita
  (197-G/F-78)
  Avg: 18.7
 1. Bazdaric, Cedevita18.7 
 2. Tomic, KK.17.9 
 3. Zizic, Cedevita17.7 
 4. Mulaomerovic, KK Za.17.1 
 5. Tomas, Cibona15.3 
 6. Sehovic, Bosna S.14.4 
 7. Delic, Helios14.1 
 8. Videnov, Crvena Z.13.9 
 9. Macvan, Hemofarm13.7 
 10. Walsh, U.Olimpija13.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ante TOMIC
  MMC Real M.
  (217-C-87)
  Avg: 8.9
 1. Tomic, KK.8.9 
 2. Maric, Partizan8.1 
 3. Mason, Siroki E.7.3 
 4. Zoric, KK.6.6 
 5. Roberts, Partizan6.5 
 6. Ruzic, Zadar6.4 
 7. Zizic, Cedevita6.1 
 8. Brkic, Radnicki K.5.9 
 9. Sehovic, Bosna S.5.9 
 10. Vranes, Partizan5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Jure MOCNIK
  Helios
  (183-G-85)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Mocnik, Helios5.5 
 2. Kojadinovic, Bosna S.5.4 
 3. Markovic, Hemofarm4.9 
 4. Mason, Siroki E.4.5 
 5. Anderson, Cedevita4.5 
 6. Mulaomerovic, KK Za.4.4 
 7. Aleksic, Radnicki K.4.4 
 8. Pavkovic, Hemofarm4.2 
 9. Gordon, Cibona4.2 
 10. Stipcevic, Zadar4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Lester MCCALEBB
  Partizan
  (183-G-85)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. McCalebb, Partizan2.4 
 2. Walsh, U.Olimpija1.8 
 3. Stipcevic, Zadar1.8 
 4. Gordon, Cibona1.8 
 5. Krstic, KK.1.7 
 6. Roberts, Partizan1.6 
 7. Markovic, Hemofarm1.6 
 8. Rozic, Cibona1.5 
 9. Otasevic, Buducnost1.5 
 10. Sehovic, Bosna S.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Luka ZORIC
  KK Zagreb CO
  (211-C/F-84)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Zoric, KK.1.5 
 2. Vranes, Partizan1.5 
 3. Dragicevic, Buduc.1.1 
 4. Marjanovic, Hemof.0.8 
 5. Maric, Partizan0.7 
 6. Plaisted, Zadar0.7 
 7. Golubovic, U.Olimpija0.7 
 8. Tomic, KK.0.7 
 9. Roberts, Partizan0.6 
 10. Brkic, Radnicki K.0.6 


Olimpija brings back Modric - by Zeljko Zule
A more than decade after he first landed on the same team, CRO-SLO veteran Stipe Modric (206-F-79) is returning to Union Olimpija with a contract for the remainder of the season, the club announced today. Modric first played for Slovenian top team during the 1997-98 season and from 1999 to 2003. He Modric arrived from Polish club Anwil Wloclavek, for whom he averaged 6.7 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 19 games of PLK League last season.

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  ARGENTINA   


Stats Leaders - TNA
Points Per Game
 Derrick MILLER
  Bragado
  (202-C/F-78)
  Avg: 21.9
 1. Miller, Bragado21.9 
 2. Elsener, El Nacional18.2 
 3. Harrison, Obera TC17.6 
 4. Melo, Z*Indepe.17.4 
 5. Kornegay, A.Ita.16.9 
 6. Leith, Firmat SF16.4 
 7. Tomatis, Alma Juniors16.1 
 8. Williams, Independ.T.15.5 
 9. Ford, Belgrano SN15.3 
 10. Truscott, San M.15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Louis TRUSCOTT
  Belgrano SN
  (199-F-78)
  Avg: 9.1
 1. Truscott, San M.9.1 
 2. Ford, Belgrano SN8.5 
 3. Kornegay, A.Ita.8.3 
 4. Williams, Independ.T.8.1 
 5. Benjamin, San M.7.9 
 6. Leith, Firmat SF7.9 
 7. Espinoza, Argentino7.8 
 8. Williams, Club 97.6 
 9. Frey, A.Italiana7.5 
 10. Wilkerson, Ciclista7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Julian OLMEDO
  Bragado
  (187-G-77)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Olmedo, Bragado4.3 
 2. La Bella, Obera TC2.9 
 3. Gandoy, Belgrano SN2.8 
 4. Palacios, Firmat S.2.7 
 5. Lauro, Z*Indepe.2.6 
 6. Safar, Argentino2.4 
 7. Ceci, Argentino2.3 
 8. Sartorelli, San M.2.2 
 9. Spalla, Club 92.2 
 10. Bernhardt, San M.2.1 
Steals Per Game
 Alexis ELSENER
  El Nacional
  (196-G-88)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Elsener, El Nacional2.3 
 2. Giletta, Alma Juniors2.1 
 3. Castets, Obera TC2.1 
 4. La Bella, Obera TC2.1 
 5. Castelli, Independ.T.1.8 
 6. Eseverri, Belgrano.1.8 
 7. Fernandez, Alma J.1.8 
 8. Eiguren, Firmat SF1.7 
 9. Williams, Independ.T.1.7 
 10. Harrison, Obera TC1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Kevin FRANCIS
  Argentino
  (203-F-84)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Francis, Argentino1.7 
 2. Clayton, Firmat SF1.7 
 3. Williams, Club 91.4 
 4. Espinoza, Argentino1.4 
 5. Kornegay, A.Ita.1.3 
 6. Williams, Independ.T.1.2 
 7. Ford, Belgrano SN0.9 
 8. Robinson, Argentino0.9 
 9. Giorgi, Obera TC0.9 
 10. Nwankwo, El Nacional0.8 


Stats Leaders - LigaA
Points Per Game
 David JACKSON
  La Union
  (196-G-82)
  Avg: 19.2
 1. Jackson, La Union19.2 
 2. Funes, C.Entrer.18.3 
 3. Williams, Olimpico.17.6 
 4. Assie, Quilmes MP17.3 
 5. Gutierrez, Penarol16.3 
 6. Cutley, C.Entrer.16.3 
 7. Moodie, Boca Jrs16.2 
 8. Cequeira, Sionista16.2 
 9. Lo Grippo, Atenas16.1 
 10. Gonzalez, Quimsa16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Federico KAMMERICHS
  Regatas C.
  (203-F/C-80)
  Avg: 12.2
 1. Kammerichs, Regat.12.2 
 2. Williams, Union S.8.2 
 3. Griffin, Estudiantes8.2 
 4. Rollins, Gimnasia.7.9 
 5. Wolkowyski, Libertad.7.4 
 6. Assie, Quilmes MP7.3 
 7. McFarlan, Union S.7.1 
 8. Gonzalez, Quimsa7.1 
 9. Leiva, Penarol7.0 
 10. Alston, Olimpico.6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Luis CEQUEIRA
  Sionista
  (180-G-85)
  Avg: 4.9
 1. Cequeira, Sionista4.9 
 2. Victoriano, Lanus4.5 
 3. Labaque, Obras3.9 
 4. Martinez, Sionista3.8 
 5. Franco, Estudiantes3.5 
 6. Salles, La Union3.4 
 7. Ginobili, Libertad S.3.4 
 8. Williams, Olimpico.3.3 
 9. Cadillac, C.Entrer.3.3 
 10. Figueroa, Atenas3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Frank WILLIAMS
  Olimpico LB
  (191-G-80)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Williams, Olimpico.2.3 
 2. Moldu, Libertad S.1.7 
 3. Victoriano, Lanus1.6 
 4. Franco, Estudiantes1.6 
 5. Funes, C.Entrer.1.6 
 6. Pelussi, Libertad S.1.6 
 7. Labaque, Obras1.5 
 8. Cutley, C.Entrer.1.5 
 9. Glover, Olimpico.1.4 
 10. Aguirre, Boca Jrs1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Derrick ALSTON
  Olimpico LB
  (208-C/F-72)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Alston, Olimpico.2.1 
 2. Kammerichs, Regat.1.5 
 3. Alston, Boca Jrs1.3 
 4. Johnson, Lanus1.1 
 5. Assie, Quilmes MP1.0 
 6. Rollins, Gimnasia.1.0 
 7. Marshall, C.Entrer.0.9 
 8. Keep, Quilmes MP0.8 
 9. Zanotti, Regatas C.0.8 
 10. Williams, Union S.0.8 


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  AUSTRALIA   


Redhage named Player of the Week - by Eurobasket News
After producing a monster effort in the final round of the regular season in a game which had the minor premiership riding on it, Shawn Redhage (203-F-81, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Arizona St.) of the Perth Wildcats has been named as the National Basketball Leagues Player of the Week for Round 20.

With the Wildcats needing to win to finish the regular season in top spot on the ladder and secure the all-important home-court advantage throughout the 2010 NBL Finals, Redhage produced a stunning offensive display as he helped take out the Townsville Crocodiles, 92-73, and secure the minor premiership for Perth for the first time since 1995.

Despite having some scoring struggles over recent weeks, Redhages round-high 32 points against the Crocs on 12-of-16 shooting from the field was just what the doctor ordered right before the Finals. With his shooting radar on Redhage, even connected on one of two from the three-point line. With the opposition having to respect his shot, Redhage used his aggressive nature to get himself to the free throw line where he hit all seven of his freebies. He also exerted himself on the defensive end, blocking two shots and picking the Crocs pockets twice for steals while picking up two rebounds and one assist.

To open the second quarter, Redhage scored nine of the first 11 points, helping the Cats open up a 13-point margin on the Crocs. He also put all thoughts of a late Townsville comeback to rest as he reeled off the first nine points of the final quarter.

Despite the Wildcats finishing top, Redhage is the first Wildcats player to take out the NBLs weekly honour this season, highlighting the strong teamwork that coach Rob Beveridge has instilled in his club and the way the team shares the load on both offence and defence.

Wollongong Hawks power forward Cameron Tragardh was also outstanding in his two games during Round 20. His performances helped secure second place on the ladder for Wollongong, giving the Hawks home court advantage in the Semi Finals, something they could have only dreamt of at the beginning of the season.

Tragardh averaged 18.0 points and 4.5 rebounds in two games against the Melbourne Tigers and the Adelaide 36ers as the Hawks went 2-0 for the round. His standout game came against the 36ers, where he hit 12 of his 16 shots, some of them when his team needed him most. Tragardhs teammate Glen Saville also was a big performer in the final round of the regular season, averaging 17.5 points, 7.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists.

Kirk Penney again produced some scintillating numbers in the final round to help give the Breakers a chance to take the last spot in the playoffs. His 26 points against the Blaze and 27 against the Taipans showed why he is one of the hottest properties in the NBL. Although the Breakers fell just short of a playoff berth, it was a great way for Penney to finish off an otherwise disappointing season for the Breakers.

Other players in consideration for the weekly award in Round 20 included Julius Hodge (Melbourne), Daniel Johnson (Melbourne), Kevin Lisch (Perth), Russell Hinder (Townsville), Chris Goulding (Gold Coast), Kevin Braswell (New Zealand), Mika Vukona (Gold Coast), CJ Bruton (New Zealand), Adam Ballinger (Adelaide), Matt Burston (Adelaide), James Harvey (Gold Coast), Adam Gibson (Gold Coast), Dusty Rychart (Cairns), and Glen Saville (Wollongong).



NBL PLAYER OF THE WEEK 2009/10
Round 1 CJ Bruton (New Zealand)
Round 2 Rich Melzer (Cairns)
Round 3 Corey Williams (Townsville)
Round 4 Corey Williams (Townsville)
Round 5- Mark Worthington (Melbourne)
Round 6 John Gilchrist (Adelaide)
Round 7 Adam Ballinger (Adelaide)
Round 8 Julius Hodge (Melbourne)
Round 9 Dusty Rychart (Cairns)
Round 10 Oscar Forman (New Zealand)
Round 11 Tywain McKee (Wollongong)
Round 12 Tywain McKee (Wollongong)
Round 13 Adam Ballinger (Adelaide)
Round 14 - Corey Williams (Townsville)
Round 15 Julius Hodge (Melbourne)
Round 16 - Mark Worthington (Melbourne)
Round 17 Kirk Penney (New Zealand)
Round 18 - Adam Gibson (Gold Coast)
Round 19 -Kirk Penney (New Zealand)
Round 20 - Shawn Redhage (Perth)


Courtesy of NBL (www.nbl.com.au)


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  AUSTRIA   


Standings - A Bundesliga
A Bundesliga Standings
 1. Furstenfeld 19-3 
 2. Wels 18-4 
 3. Klosterneub. 18-4 
 4. Gmunden 17-5 
 5. Kapfenberg 15-7 
 6. Arkadia 11-11 
 7. St.Polten 10-12 
 8. Oberwart 9-13 
 9. Gussing 7-15 
 10. Vienna 5-17 
 11. Worthersee 3-19 
 12. UBSC Graz 0-22 


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Kevin HOUSTON
  Arkadia
  (193-G/F-76)
  Avg: 23.7
 1. Houston, Arkadia23.7 
 2. Mayes, Gmunden21.0 
 3. Francois, Gussing20.2 
 4. Penigar, Furstenf.19.3 
 5. Roderick, Arkadia19.0 
 6. Mahalbasic, Worth.18.5 
 7. Dilys, Arkadia18.3 
 8. Nagler, Klostern.17.7 
 9. Paez, Oberwart17.6 
 10. Kugerl, Kapfenberg17.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kevin HOUSTON
  Arkadia
  (193-G/F-76)
  Avg: 9.6
 1. Houston, Arkadia9.6 
 2. Johnson, Oberwart9.4 
 3. Penigar, Furstenf.8.5 
 4. Mahalbasic, Worth.8.4 
 5. McCandies, Worth.8.0 
 6. Conley, Wels7.7 
 7. Forrestal, UBSC G.7.6 
 8. Heard, Gussing7.1 
 9. Moric, Klostern.6.9 
 10. Oppland, Gmunden6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Benedikt DANEK
  Arkadia
  (174-G-86)
  Avg: 5
 1. Danek, Arkadia5.0 
 2. Boylan, Gmunden4.7 
 3. Woschank, Kapfe.4.5 
 4. Lanegger, UBSC G.4.5 
 5. Schreiner, St.Po.4.2 
 6. Richards, Gussing4.0 
 7. Creddle, Klostern.3.9 
 8. Zeleznik, UBSC G.3.6 
 9. O''Neal, Vienna3.5 
 10. Nelson, Kapfenberg3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Terrence RODERICK
  Arkadia
  (198-G-88)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Roderick, Arkadia2.3 
 2. Boylan, Gmunden2.1 
 3. Payton, Vienna2.1 
 4. O''Neal, Vienna2.0 
 5. Penigar, Furstenf.1.9 
 6. Jandl, St.Polten1.7 
 7. Schreiner, St.Po.1.6 
 8. Anderson, Vienna1.5 
 9. Zeleznik, UBSC G.1.5 
 10. Bobb, Klosterneub.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Marcus HEARD
  Gussing
  (201-F-84)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Heard, Gussing1.5 
 2. Colwell, Furstenfeld1.5 
 3. Anderson, Vienna1.0 
 4. Mahalbasic, Worth.0.7 
 5. Bralovic, Arkadia0.7 
 6. Roderick, Arkadia0.7 
 7. Francois, Gussing0.7 
 8. Koch, Gussing0.6 
 9. Moric, Klostern.0.5 
 10. Levy, Oberwart0.5 


A Bundesliga: Last round of the first stage - by Eurobasket News
Wels - Oberwart 86-62
Wels celebrated 86-62 home win against Oberwart ending the first stage with 18-4 score (second place). Tilo Klette (205-C/F-77) stepped up for Wels with 17 points, Trenton Meacham (188-G-85, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Illinois) had 16, while Davor Lamesic helped with 15 points and 6 boards. Anthony Paez replied with 24 points and 5 rebounds for the Gunners, who finished first phase with 9-13 and will continue in Group B.

UBSC Graz - Furstenfeld 41-97
19th win for the Panthers, who finished this stage on top of A Bundesliga standings. Jasmon Youngblood (195-G-84, agency: Strategic Sports, college: Kent St.) shined for the guests with 25 points. Shawn Ray (194-F-80, agency: Court Side, college: N.C.Central) scored 15, while Shavies Anthony and Nathaniel Linhart added 10 points each. The last ranked Graz (0-22) got 14 points and 8 rebounds from Mihajlo Pesic.

Klosterneub. - Worthersee 90-76
Klosterneuburg had Ramiz Suljanovic (206-F/C-79, agency: R.H.Consultancy) in a game mood with 23 points. Curtis Bobb (196-G/F-78, agency: Rasmussen Services, college: Utah St.) scored 14, while Melvin Creddle secured a great help adding 13 points and 12 assists. Rasid Mahalbasic shined in loss with 23 points and 14 rebounds. Klosterneuburg finished this phase as No.3 with 18-4 record, while Worthersee has 3-19.

St.Polten - Gmunden 69-68
St Plten finished the first stage with 69-68 thriller win against Gmuden, but still failed to reach Group A. Mathias Dockner (204-F/C-84) led the hosts with 17 and Tomislav Gaspar (200-F-83) helped with 13 points. Deteri Mayes scored 26 points in defeat. St Polten 10-12 (7th place), Gmunden 17-5 (4th place).

Arkadia - Kapfenberg 106-90
Arkadia outplayed Kapfenberg (15-7) ending the first stage on sixth place with 11-11 record. It means that both teams will continue in Group A. Kevin Houston (193-G/F-76, agency: Interperformances, college: St.Bonaventure) was unstoppable in this game collecting 41 points and 11 rebounds. He made 8 of 10 attempts from behind the arc. Vilmantas Dilys (208-F-87, agency: Interperformances) also was great in this matchup adding 29 points and 5 assists. Visitors got 30 points form Kevin Nelson.

Vienna - Gussing 53-75
Gussing ended first stage with 7 wins, what was enough just for 9th place. Jean Francois (197-F-80, college: Georgia Southern) was a key player for Gussing this week-end with 23 points and 10 rebounds. Vienna (5-17) got 15 points from Trevor Gaines (201-F-80, college: Vermont).


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  BALTIC LEAGUE   


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Rashaun BROADUS
  Suduva
  (183-G-84)
  Avg: 21.7
 1. Broadus, Suduva21.7 
 2. Reed, Tallinna Kalev21.6 
 3. Kleiza, Alytus Alita19.8 
 4. Davis, Valmiera19.7 
 5. Akognon, Kalev/Cr.19.2 
 6. Tatarunas, Alytus A.18.8 
 7. Gailius, Siauliai18.4 
 8. Kelys, Perlas18.4 
 9. Sirvydis, Sakalai18.3 
 10. Fisher, Kalev/Cr.18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Travis REED
  Tallinna Kalev
  (203-C-79)
  Avg: 10.1
 1. Reed, Tallinna Kalev10.1 
 2. Kieza, Suduva9.4 
 3. Fisher, Kalev/Cr.9.3 
 4. Watson, Zalgiris9.1 
 5. Tatarunas, Alytus A.9.0 
 6. Cresnar, Valmiera8.4 
 7. Valanciunas, Perlas8.3 
 8. Morrison, TU/Rock8.3 
 9. Kojenets, Liepaja8.1 
 10. McNaull, Norrkoping7.9 
Assists Per Game
 Tomas GAIDAMAVICIUS
  Juventus
  (191-G-82)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Gaidamaviciu., Juven.7.4 
 2. Broadus, Suduva6.7 
 3. Renfroe, VEF Riga6.4 
 4. Grant, Norrkoping6.0 
 5. Popovic, Lietuvos.5.0 
 6. Maceina, Rudupis4.9 
 7. Sokk, Kalev/Cramo4.9 
 8. Gervin, Norrkoping4.5 
 9. Jomantas, Lietuv.4.5 
 10. Kelys, Perlas4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Rashaun BROADUS
  Suduva
  (183-G-84)
  Avg: 3
 1. Broadus, Suduva3.0 
 2. Vileita, Rudupis2.6 
 3. Rannula, Valga Welg2.4 
 4. Covington, Tallin.2.4 
 5. Gervin, Norrkoping2.3 
 6. Bitinas, Neptunas2.2 
 7. Gaidamaviciu., Juven.2.2 
 8. Leonavicius, Sakalai2.2 
 9. Jomantas, Lietuv.2.2 
 10. Renfroe, VEF Riga2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Kennyetta JOHNSON
  Kalev/Cramo
  (210-C-78)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Johnson, Kalev/Cr.3.1 
 2. Valanciunas, Perlas2.3 
 3. Tatarunas, Alytus A.2.1 
 4. Toome, TTU K.1.8 
 5. Kieza, Suduva1.6 
 6. Ezerskis, Techasas1.5 
 7. Davis, Valmiera1.5 
 8. Leonavicius, Sakalai1.4 
 9. Cresnar, Valmiera1.4 
 10. Rozitis, Zemgale1.4 


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  CANADA   


CIS Standings
CIS Standings
Atlantic
 1. Cape Breton 16-1 
 2. St.Francis X. 15-0 
 3. St.Mary's 12-5 
 4. Dalhousie 10-7 
 5. Acadia 4-10 
 6. UPEI 3-12 
 7. Memorial 2-14 
 8. New Brunsw. 2-15 
CanWest Central
 1. Calgary 15-5 
 2. Saskatchewan 14-6 
 3. Lethbridge 10-10 
 4. Alberta 10-10 
CanWest Great Plains
 1. Regina 10-10 
 2. Brandon 7-13 
 3. Manitoba 4-16 
 4. Winnipeg 1-19 
CanWest Pacific
 1. UBC 17-1 
 2. Simon Fraser 14-4 
 3. UCFV 11-7 
 4. Trinity West. 9-9 
 5. Victoria 9-9 
 6. Thompson R. 3-15 
Quebec League
 1. UQAM 9-4 
 2. Laval 8-6 
 3. Mc Gill 8-6 
 4. Bishop's 4-8 
 5. Concordia 4-9 
UOA East
 1. Carleton 19-2 
 2. Ottawa 18-3 
 3. Toronto Univ. 10-10 
 4. Ryerson 10-10 
 5. Queens 10-11 
 6. Laurentian 6-14 
 7. York 4-16 
 8. RMC 0-21 
UOA West
 1. Lakehead 16-4 
 2. Windsor 15-5 
 3. Mc Master 13-7 
 4. W.Ontario 11-9 
 5. Waterloo 9-11 
 6. Laurier 8-12 
 7. Brock 8-12 
 8. Guelph 5-15 


UBC finish on top of CIS standings - by Eurobasket News
UBC finished the regular season as the top-seeded CIS team earning a 17-1 record. The T-Birds wrapped up the regular season with a tough 90:83 win over Trinity Western. The Spartans entered the game with their backs against the wall. They had to win to keep their playoff hopes alive. But the T-Birds managed to escape with a late victory. UBC led throughout the major part of the game but Trinity Western refused to surrender. The Spartans drew things level at 72 midway through the fourth quarter. But the T-Birds pulled away late as Josh Whyte (191-G-87) accounted for several crucial points. Blair LaBranche (193-G-83) produced game-high 32 points to lead the T-Birds. Josh Whyte added 24 points for the winners. Jacob Doerksen (200-F-87) responded with 23 points for the Spartans. Tonner Jackson (201-G) notched 17 points in the loss. UBC will now face Alberta in the best-of-three playoff first round series. The Spartans stopped just step away from the playoff zone.
Ryerson held off York 69:66 behind 33 points from Boris Bakovic (201-F-88). The effort from the CIS best scorer marked 2,000 career points mark for Bakovic. The teams were knotted up at 28 at the main break. The teams stayed close throughout the second half. The Lions pulled in front 64:62 late in regulation. Boris Bakovic stepped up for the Rams hitting a decisive three-pointer and putting Ryerson up for good. Joey Imbrogno had 11 points for the winners. Ricardo Dunkley (183-G) netted 10 points for the Rams. David Tyndale (180-G) answered with 26 points for York. Dejan Krevic had 11 points in defeat.



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  CHINA   


Stats Leaders - CBA
Points Per Game
 Andre EMMETT
  Shandong
  (196-G/F-82)
  Avg: 32.9
 1. Emmett, Shandong32.9 
 2. White, Zhejiang.29.7 
 3. Gaines, Xinjiang29.4 
 4. Edwards, Shaanxi29.3 
 5. Pickett, Shaanxi28.2 
 6. Rodgers, Jilin26.7 
 7. Lamizana, TianJ.26.5 
 8. Lucas, Shanghai26.4 
 9. Kelley, DongGuan26.2 
 10. Mays, Beijing26.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 DeAngelo COLLINS
  Jilin
  (206-F-82)
  Avg: 15.4
 1. Collins, Jilin15.4 
 2. Mays, Beijing13.2 
 3. Ramos, Zhejiang.12.9 
 4. Harvey, Jiangsu11.8 
 5. Oyedeji, Liaoning11.8 
 6. Williams, Zhejiang C.11.8 
 7. Swift, Shandong11.7 
 8. Gaines, Xinjiang11.3 
 9. Zhang, DongGuan10.8 
 10. Lamizana, TianJ.10.8 
Assists Per Game
 XiaoMing LU
  Fujian
  (176-G-79)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Lu, Fujian7.1 
 2. Hu, Jiangsu5.6 
 3. Parker, Guandong5.3 
 4. Allen, Xinjiang4.9 
 5. Liu, Shanghai4.7 
 6. Lucas, Shanghai4.5 
 7. Kelley, DongGuan4.5 
 8. Fahed, TianJin R.4.4 
 9. White, Zhejiang.4.1 
 10. Pickett, Shaanxi4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Chris WILLIAMS
  Qingdao DS
  (199-F/G-80)
  Avg: 4.7
 1. Williams, Qingd.4.7 
 2. Hu, Jiangsu4.4 
 3. Parker, Guandong3.3 
 4. Wang, Bayi2.7 
 5. Emmett, Shandong2.6 
 6. Zhong, Jilin2.6 
 7. Lu, Fujian2.5 
 8. Allen, Xinjiang2.4 
 9. Pickett, Shaanxi2.4 
 10. Liu, Shanghai2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Herve LAMIZANA
  TianJin R.
  (207-F/C-81)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Lamizana, TianJ.3.7 
 2. Swift, Shandong3.1 
 3. Collins, Jilin2.8 
 4. Steyn, Qingdao DS2.2 
 5. Xu, Bayi2.2 
 6. Watkins, Jiangsu2.0 
 7. Wang, Bayi1.9 
 8. McCoy, Fujian1.8 
 9. Siler, Shanghai1.7 
 10. Simmons, DongGuan1.7 


Fujian SBS XunXin sign Sean Williams - by Eurobasket
Fujian SBS XunXin added to their roster 24-year old American forward Sean Williams (208-F-86, college: Boston Coll.). Williams played most recently at New Jersey Nets (NBA) in the U.S. While playing 20 games for New Jersey N. this season he averaged 2.6ppg and 2.3rpg.
previously, Sean was awarded NBA All-Star Game All-Rookies Team -08
in his first game with Fijian, Willimas played 44 mintues and scored 21 points, 16 rebounds and 4 blocks
By Eurobasket Data Center


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  CZECH REPUBLIC   


Giorgos Tsiaras inks with Nymburk - by Eurobasket News
Nymburk landed Giorgos Tsiaras (207-C/F-82). The 27-year-old Greek power forward is expected to replace Ian Hanavan. Giorgos Tsiaras started the season in PAOK. He tallied 2.2 points, 1.5 boards per game. Last season the forward also played in PAOK. He notched 4.3 points and 2.5 rebounds per appearance. Tsiaras had EA Larissas, AEK Athens and Olimpia Larissa in his career.


Stats Leaders - NBL
Points Per Game
 Myles MCKAY
  USK Praha
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 23.6
 1. McKay, USK P.23.6 
 2. Hatcher, BK Decin17.2 
 3. Smith, BC Kolin16.9 
 4. Sarovic, Novy Jicin16.4 
 5. Meno, Basketbo.15.5 
 6. Stuchly, NH Ostrava15.2 
 7. Hampton, BK Pardu.15.2 
 8. Thomas, Podebrady14.9 
 9. Reinberger, Basket.14.6 
 10. Castleberry, Podeb.14.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Tremaine FORD
  USK Praha
  (207-F-86)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Ford, USK Praha11.3 
 2. Castleberry, Podeb.9.5 
 3. Meno, Basketbo.9.1 
 4. Chan, BK Prostejov7.4 
 5. Landry, BK Prost.7.1 
 6. Houska, BK Decin7.0 
 7. Machac, BC Kolin6.7 
 8. Payne, NH Ostrava6.5 
 9. Platt, BC Kolin6.4 
 10. McKay, USK P.6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Levell SANDERS
  Novy Jicin
  (189-G-75)
  Avg: 4.9
 1. Sanders, Novy Jicin4.9 
 2. Lawrence, BK Prost.4.5 
 3. Jones, BC Kolin4.3 
 4. Mitchell, NH Os.4.3 
 5. Carnecky, B&W O.4.2 
 6. Kotas, USK Praha4.0 
 7. McKay, USK P.3.9 
 8. Hatcher, BK Decin3.9 
 9. Vrubl, Basketbo.3.5 
 10. Skibniewski, BK Pro.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Eugene LAWRENCE
  BK Prostejov
  (184-G-86)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Lawrence, BK Prost.2.3 
 2. Kotas, USK Praha2.2 
 3. Mitchell, NH Os.2.2 
 4. Wright, BK Pardu.2.1 
 5. Sirina, B&W Opava2.1 
 6. Pandula, Novy Jicin2.1 
 7. Muirhead, Novy Jicin2.0 
 8. McKay, USK P.1.9 
 9. Sanders, Novy Jicin1.8 
 10. Lenzly, CEZ N.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Ales CHAN
  BK Prostejov
  (214-C-80)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Chan, BK Prostejov1.6 
 2. Meno, Basketbo.1.5 
 3. Walker, Novy Jicin1.4 
 4. Ford, USK Praha1.3 
 5. Steffel, Novy Jicin1.2 
 6. Pelikan, Novy Jicin1.2 
 7. Payne, NH Ostrava1.2 
 8. Castleberry, Podeb.1.1 
 9. Benda, CEZ Nymburk1.0 
 10. Houska, BK Decin0.9 


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  D-LEAGUE   


Standings
D-League Standings
Central Division
 1. Iowa E. 27-6 
 2. Dakota W. 16-13 
 3. Sioux Falls S. 16-14 
 4. Erie Bay H. 12-20 
 5. Ft.Wayne MA 9-19 
Southwest Division
 1. Rio Grande 23-8 
 2. Austin T. 19-10 
 3. Maine R.Claws 19-11 
 4. Albuquerque 16-14 
 5. Tulsa 66ers 16-14 
West Division
 1. Utah F. 16-15 
 2. Idaho S. 14-15 
 3. Reno Bighorns 13-16 
 4. Bakersfield J. 8-22 
 5. Los Angeles D. 7-18 
 6. Springfield A. 5-22 


Brian Butch: From Dunk Contest Prop to D-League All-Star MVP - by Richard
Brian Butch (6'11''-F/C-84, agency: Edge Sports, college: Wisconsin), former Wisconsin Badger and current D-League All-Star for the Bakersfield Jam, had quite the weekend.

One day after helping Dar Tucker win the D-League Dunk Contest by being dunked over at seven feet tall, Butch won D-League MVP honors in the 2010 NBA D-League All-Star game at Jam Session with 18 points on seven of 12 shooting and 13 rebounds.

Butch was efficient at both ends of the floor in what was for the most part a tightly contested game until the fourth, with both teams exerting maximum effort with both scouts and the added exposure on them. There were very few of the missed alley-oops likely to pervade Cowboys Stadium tomorrow.

Butch is a great story for the D-League, a replacement All-Star and his team's only representative. FanHouse talked with Butch after the game about his weekend and what the D-League has done for him.
source: NBA/D-League


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  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC   


BIG AL MAKES HISTORY - by Ozell Wells
Alfred Horford (208-F/C-86, college: Florida) makes history
At 7:21 of the second quarter, Alfred Horford has made Dominican sports history. Stan Van Gundy, the coach of the Eastern Conference NBA All-Star team called Horford's number and sent him out to the hardwood. Alfred Horford became the first Dominican to appear in an NBA All-Star game, a game that was won by his team 141-139 on two free throws in the final few seconds. An amazing 108,713-strong crowd was at the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas to watch the spectacle. Miami's Dwyane Wade was the MVP, but the real winner was the enormous stadium and the crowd that applauded their record-breaking achievement.
courtesy of DR1


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  EBA   


Standings
EBA Standings
Northern Conference
Empire Div.
 1. Elmira B. 8-1 
 2. New York W. 7-1 
 3. Connecticut S. 2-3 
 4. Hudson V.H. 0-3 
Mid-Atlantic Div.
 1. DE Destroyers 7-0 
 2. Harrisburg H. 2-2 
 3. Garden St. R. 2-4 
 4. Newark P. 0-7 
Southern Conference
Capital Div.
 1. Washington M. 5-1 
 2. M. All-Stars 4-3 
 3. NoVa H. 3-3 
 4. Alexandria A. 2-5 
 5. Beltway B. 0-5 
Dominion Div.
 1. True Hope TB 8-0 
 2. Salem M. 2-3 
 3. Hampton RC 1-4 
 4. Virginia W. 0-6 


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  ESTONIA   


Standings - KML
EMKL Standings
 1. TTU KK 16-5 
 2. Rakvere 16-6 
 3. TU/Rock 13-4 
 4. Kalev/Cramo 12-5 
 5. Valga Welg 10-10 
 6. Tallinna Kalev 5-14 
 7. Parnu 4-14 
 8. Kuremaa 1-19 


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Charron FISHER
  Kalev/Cramo
  (193-G/F-85)
  Avg: 24.2
 1. Fisher, Kalev/Cr.24.2 
 2. McGee, Kuremaa19.2 
 3. McGee, Kuremaa19.2 
 4. Kriisa, Rakvere18.1 
 5. Reed, Tallinna Kalev18.0 
 6. Kurg, Kuremaa17.9 
 7. Kurg, Kuremaa17.9 
 8. Covington, Tallin.16.9 
 9. Toome, TTU K.16.9 
 10. Akognon, Kalev/Cr.15.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Brett MCGEE
  Kuremaa
  (198-G/F-84)
  Avg: 10.4
 1. McGee, Kuremaa10.4 
 2. McGee, Kuremaa10.4 
 3. Reed, Tallinna Kalev10.3 
 4. Toome, TTU K.8.8 
 5. Fisher, Kalev/Cr.8.3 
 6. Keerles, Kalev/Cr.8.3 
 7. Winston, Kuremaa7.9 
 8. Winston, Kuremaa7.9 
 9. Ringmets, Parnu7.9 
 10. Kriisa, Rakvere7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Valmo KRIISA
  Rakvere
  (190-G-74)
  Avg: 4.9
 1. Kriisa, Rakvere4.9 
 2. Sokk, Kalev/Cramo4.6 
 3. Rannula, Valga Welg3.8 
 4. Winston, Kuremaa3.3 
 5. Winston, Kuremaa3.3 
 6. Sokk, TU/Rock3.3 
 7. Saage, Rakvere3.2 
 8. Leppik, TU/Rock3.1 
 9. Toome, TTU K.2.9 
 10. Tein, TU/Rock2.6 
Steals Per Game
 Rannar RAAP
  Parnu
  (187-G-92)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Raap, Parnu2.5 
 2. Covington, Tallin.2.3 
 3. Saage, Rakvere2.2 
 4. Leppik, TU/Rock2.1 
 5. Veideman, Rakvere2.0 
 6. Kurg, Kuremaa1.9 
 7. Karner, Parnu1.9 
 8. Kurg, Kuremaa1.9 
 9. Ringmets, Parnu1.8 
 10. Tamm, TTU K.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Kennyetta JOHNSON
  Kalev/Cramo
  (210-C-78)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Johnson, Kalev/Cr.2.3 
 2. Toome, TTU K.1.6 
 3. Talts, TU/Rock1.3 
 4. McGee, Kuremaa1.2 
 5. McGee, Kuremaa1.2 
 6. Kitsing, TU/Rock1.0 
 7. Hallik, Rakvere0.9 
 8. Morrison, TU/Rock0.9 
 9. Ringmets, Parnu0.7 
 10. Raadik, Parnu0.6 


BC Rakvere Tarvas sign Richard Anderson - by Eurobasket
BC Rakvere Tarvas added to their roster 33-year old Canadian forward Richard Anderson (199-F-77, college: Simon Fraser). Anderson played most recently at Vancouver BC Titans (Canada). Anderson is a very experienced player. He played also pro basketball in Austria, China, France and Portugal.
last season, Anderson played at Valga Welg/Kolmvedu (Estonia-EMKL) he averaged in the Estonian League after 26 games: 12.1ppg, 8.2rpg (2nd best in the league), 1.0apg, 1.7spg, 1.0bpg (3rd best in the league), 2FGP: 48.9%, FT: 70.8%; he also played 13 games at Baltic League (Challenge Cup) and averaged 12.9ppg, 9.5ppg (end best in the league), 1.4spg, 1.4bpg (3rd best in the league), FGP: 47.3%, FT: 68.3% nas was awarded: Eurobasket.com All-Estonian League Honorable Mention
in his first game with Taravas, Richard played 25 minutes and scored 4 points and 7 rebounds
By Eurobasket Data Center


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  EUROCUP   


Giorgos Tsiaras inks with Nymburk - by Eurobasket News
Nymburk landed Giorgos Tsiaras (207-C/F-82). The 27-year-old Greek power forward is expected to replace Ian Hanavan. Giorgos Tsiaras started the season in PAOK. He tallied 2.2 points, 1.5 boards per game. Last season the forward also played in PAOK. He notched 4.3 points and 2.5 rebounds per appearance. Tsiaras had EA Larissas, AEK Athens and Olimpia Larissa in his career.


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  EUROLEAGUE   


FMP is the winner of Belgrade Nike International Junior Tournament - by Eurobasket News
For the third year in a row, the winner of the Belgrade Nike International Junior Tournament is none other than host FMP, which downed INSEP 77-69 in Sunday's title game. FMP's victory will make one other team happy, too. Due to the fact that FMP is the reigning continental champion, and therefore had already been invited to the Nike International Junior Tournament in Paris, France from May 6 to 9, the automatic qualification it would have earned on Sunday will become a wild card to be awarded to another junior team. For the Nike International Junior Tournament in Paris, which takes place during the 2010 Euroleague Final Four, FMP joins two previous tournament winners who qualified earlier, Zalgiris Kaunas from the Citta di Roma in the Italian capital in late December and Cajasol from the Ciutat de L'Hospitalet tournament in Spain in early January. After a tight first half on Sunday, FMP used a 14-1 run over a nine-minute stretch after halftime to take control on the way to a comfortable victory. FMP was led by forward Nikola Siladi (206-F-92), the tournament MVP, who scored 12 points and added 6 rebounds in the title match. He finished with four-game averages of 13.4 points, 7 rebounds and 2 blocks. The all-tournament team also included INSEP guard Mathis Keita (192-G-92) (13.2 ppg., 5.6 apg. and 4.2 rpg.), Philipp Neumann (209-C-92) of Brose Baskets (25.3 ppg., 8 rpg. and 2 bpg.), Buducnost forward Luka Radovic (200-G-92) (15.6 ppg.,12.2 rpg.) and Luka Mitrovic (202-F-93) of Hemofarm Stada (15 ppg., 6.8 rpg.) INSEP's Hugo Invernizzi (194-F-93) won the three-point shootout contest while Siladi also won the dunk contest. Earlier, Buducnost beat Partizan 68-64 for third place.


BELGRADE TOURNAMENT, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, DAY 1

Buducnost vs. FMP 64-93
Asvel Basket vs. Crvena Zvezda 80-76
INSEP vs. KK Hemofarm Stada 100-96
Partizan vs. Brose Baskets 83-71
FMP vs. Asvel Basket 99-67
Crvena Zvezda vs. Buducnost 75-81
Brose Baskets vs. INSEP 44-83
KK Hemofarm Stada vs. Partizan 62-71



BELGRADE TOURNAMENT, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13, DAY 2

Crvena Zvezda vs. FMP 45-88
Buducnost vs. Asvel Basket 87-81
Partizan vs. INSEP 56-58
Brose Baskets vs. KK Hemofarm Stada 51-63
4-8: Asvel Basket (A3) vs. Brose Baskets (B4) 56-65
4-8: Hemofarm (B3) vs. Crvena Zvezda (A4) 81-75
Semifinal: FMP (A1) vs. Partizan (B2) 71-58
Semifinal: INSEP (B1) vs. Buducnost (A2) 73-61



BELGRADE TOURNAMENT, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14, DAY 3

5th Place: Brose Baskets vs. Hemofarm Stada 72-83
7th Place: Asvel Basket vs. Crvena Zvezda 80-77
3rd Place: Partizan vs. Buducnost 64-68
FINAL: FMP vs. INSEP 77-69



GROUP A
FMP 3-0, +104
KK Buducnost 2-1, -17
Asvel Basket 1-2, -34
BC Crvena Zvezda 0-3, -53

GROUP B
INSEP 3-0, +45
Partizan Belgrade 2-1, +19
KK Hemofarm Stada 1-2, -1
Brose Baskets 0-3, -63


Courtesy of Euroleague


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  FINLAND   


Stats Leaders - Division I
Points Per Game
 Kyle SWANSTON
  Lapua
  (201-F-)
  Avg: 22.6
 1. Swanston, Lapua22.6 
 2. Haynes, Lapua22.2 
 3. Coleman, LoKoKo21.3 
 4. Leggett, Huima20.8 
 5. Conerly, Tarmo20.3 
 6. Jallow, Uusimaa19.7 
 7. Riihela, BC Nokia19.7 
 8. Stamper, Uusimaa19.3 
 9. Kaunomaki, Namika I.18.9 
 10. Pichon, LoKoKo18.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Arsene TOWA
  Kerava ET
  (191-F-81)
  Avg: 13.8
 1. Towa, Kerava ET13.8 
 2. Nash, Lapua13.3 
 3. Coleman, LoKoKo12.5 
 4. Sampay, Huima12.1 
 5. Leggett, Huima11.7 
 6. Jallow, Uusimaa11.6 
 7. Pichon, LoKoKo11.3 
 8. Douglas, Ura Basket11.2 
 9. Stamper, Uusimaa10.4 
 10. McCulloch, BC No.9.6 
Assists Per Game
 Zach RAMEY
  LoKoKo
  (191-F/G-81)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Ramey, LoKoKo4.8 
 2. Favors, Uusimaa4.7 
 3. Nikitin, Honka4.0 
 4. Conerly, Tarmo3.5 
 5. Coleman, LoKoKo3.3 
 6. Ahila, Jyvaskyla2.8 
 7. Riihela, BC Nokia2.8 
 8. Huff, LoKoKo2.7 
 9. Rokala, Ura Basket2.5 
 10. Hanninen, Wartti2.3 
Steals Per Game
 Bryant NASH
  Lapua
  (198-F-81)
  Avg: 3
 1. Nash, Lapua3.0 
 2. Pekkola, Namika II3.0 
 3. Stamper, Uusimaa2.5 
 4. Favors, Uusimaa2.4 
 5. Rokala, Ura Basket2.3 
 6. Conerly, Tarmo2.2 
 7. Huff, LoKoKo2.0 
 8. Hale, Tarmo2.0 
 9. Hanninen, Wartti2.0 
 10. Still, Tarmo1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Erno JOHANSSON
  Namika II
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 1
 1. Johansson, Namika I.1.0 
 2. Graham, Tarmo0.8 
 3. Hassinen, Wartti0.7 
 4. Hale, Tarmo0.7 
 5. Little, Wartti0.6 
 6. Egwuatu, Kerava ET0.6 
 7. Streng, Namika II0.6 
 8. Raami, Honka0.6 
 9. Pekkola, Namika II0.5 
 10. Ahila, Jyvaskyla0.5 


Stats Leaders - Korisliiga
Points Per Game
 Ricky HICKMAN
  Namika Lahti
  (190-G-85)
  Avg: 24.8
 1. Hickman, Namika Lahti24.8 
 2. Washington, KTP22.5 
 3. Trotter, ToPo21.7 
 4. Turner, LrNM.20.0 
 5. Golson, Karhu19.9 
 6. Lowe, Pyrinto19.8 
 7. Rouse, Namika L.19.1 
 8. Belser, Honka18.8 
 9. Stamper, LrNM.18.8 
 10. Wood, Karhu18.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jeremiah WOOD
  Karhu
  (200-F-85)
  Avg: 14.5
 1. Wood, Karhu14.5 
 2. Vinson, FoKoPo12.2 
 3. McDade, KTP11.9 
 4. Stamper, LrNM.10.7 
 5. Kaunisto, Kouvot10.5 
 6. Williams, Pyrinto10.3 
 7. Hamm, Salon Vilpas10.2 
 8. Rouse, Namika L.9.9 
 9. Kotti, Honka9.7 
 10. Smith, Karhu9.4 
Assists Per Game
 Jeremiah WOOD
  Karhu
  (200-F-85)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Wood, Karhu4.8 
 2. Hickman, Namika Lahti4.0 
 3. Trotter, ToPo3.8 
 4. Gibson, LrNM.3.7 
 5. Williams, Pyrinto3.6 
 6. Burgess, Salon Vilpas3.5 
 7. Suonio, Namika Lahti3.2 
 8. Sarcevic, Korihait3.0 
 9. Elliott, Honka2.9 
 10. Jarvinen, LrNM.2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Matthew GIBSON
  LrNMKY
  (196-G-84)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Gibson, LrNM.3.2 
 2. Trotter, ToPo3.1 
 3. Hickman, Namika Lahti2.7 
 4. Golson, Karhu2.6 
 5. Stamper, LrNM.2.2 
 6. Turner, LrNM.2.0 
 7. Shiloh, Kouvot2.0 
 8. Clarkson, Kataja2.0 
 9. Wood, Karhu1.9 
 10. Belser, Honka1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Ricky HICKMAN
  Namika Lahti
  (190-G-85)
  Avg: 0.8
 1. Hickman, Namika Lahti0.8 
 2. Stamper, LrNM.0.8 
 3. Clarkson, Kataja0.7 
 4. Moye, Kouvot0.7 
 5. Chones, Kataja0.7 
 6. Hudson, Korihait0.7 
 7. Niskanen, Karhu0.7 
 8. Shiloh, Kouvot0.7 
 9. Pearson, ToPo0.7 
 10. Washington, KTP0.6 


Kori-Konkarit Loimaa sign Japhet McNeil - by Eurobasket
Kori-Konkarit Loimaa (1st Division) signed 25-year old American guard Japhet McNeil (183-G-85, college: Bridgeport, agency: Heinrich Sports). McNeil played most recently at USC Heidelberg (Germany). While playing 30 games for Heidelberg last season his stats were: 14.8ppg, 3.1rpg, 7.9apg ( best in the league) and 3.5spg ( best in the league). and was awarded Eurobasket.com All-German 2. Bundesliga Pro A All-Defensive Team -09
in his first game with Kori-Konkarit Loimaa, Japhet played 25 minutes and scored 8 points, 1 rebounds and 5 steals
By Eurobasket Data Center


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  FRANCE   


Roger Powell out for the season ! - by Maxime Lory
Roger Powell (198-F-83, agency: Interperformances, college: Illinois), the american power-forward, who just arrived in JDA Dijon Bourgogne two weeks ago is out for the season due to cheekbone's fracture which happened in Saturday's game vs Hyres-Toulon. In his first game with the team, he posted 22pts and grabbed 6rbs. He was signed as 'medical joker' to remplace Damir Krupalija who is also out for the season. JDA Dijon Bourgogne, which is only 4-15, will search a player to sign in the next days.

Schedule of Semaine des AS - by Maxime Lory
This year, the tournament which gather the top teams of french's league will take place in Vileurbanne, in the 'Astroballe Arena', homecourt of ASVEL. The teams which will be present are : Le Mans, Cholet, Gravelines, Nancy, Orleans, Roanne, Vichy and ASVEL (thanks to the hosting of tournament).

The oppositions of the quarters finals are :

Thursday, 18th :

Nancy (4) - Roanne (6)
Gravelines (3) - ASVEL (hosting)

Friday, 19th:
Le Mans (1) - (7) Vichy
Cholet (2) - (5) Orleans.


NM1 Day 22: Reims and Le Puy back on track - by Chris Spiesser
Angers ESSL 82-73 Saint-Quentin
Longwy 93-99 Bayonne Urcuit
Cognac 93-79 Blois
Centre Fdral 49-61 Angers BC
Reims 68-65 Chlons
Livin 86-73 GET Vosges
Boulogne 86-76 Challans
Le Puy 79-78 Denain
Saint-Etienne 72-63 Saint-Chamond

The facts of the day:
One week after a tightening in the standings, the two leaders took again a two wins margin over their followers. Le Puy dug this gap on its own by defeating Denain. The nordists overcame a 21pts deficit during the second half finally surrended by a powerplay from Aba Koita. Reims had also a tricky game as they welcomed their neighbours from Chalons, even more tricky as captain Bestron cut his foot only a few hours before the jump ball. But a few stitches later, the PF was on the court to post 13pts, 6rbs and lead his team to this important result. In the meantime, Saint-Quentin and Challans got downed on the road. Saint-Quentin couldn't hinder ESSL Angers' winning trend and decided to cut its US center, Ian Caskill after the game (7.8ppg, 7.3rpg). According to Manu Body, Challans' coach, his team hasn't shown enough envy in Boulogne despite having taken the advantage in the beggining of the final QT. So the vendeans will play their last chances for direct accession in the 2 next days as the will successively meet Reims and Le Puy. In the upper part of the league, Bayonne and Angers BC did also good moves with their respective wins as well as Saint-Etienne, Lievin or Cognac and its 31 team assists who try to escape the NM2 claws. A direction St-Chamond is slowly taking after a new loss against in the derby against Saint Etienne. The reds haven't won since mid-January and remain on a poor 19/83 at 3pts over their 4 last games.

The roster of the week:
Anthony Christophe (Reims): 16pts, 6rbs, 4ass, 3stl
Larry Blair (Bayonne): 35pts (11/11 FT), 6rbs, 7ass, 7stl
Mathieu Bigote (Cognac): 21pts (5/8 3pts), 5ass
Ronald Yates (Boulogne): 24pts, 4rbs, 3ass, 4stl
Mantcha Traore (Boulogne): 17pts (8/10), 14rbs

Bench
Julien Sauret (St-Etienne): 13pts (5/8), 4rbs, 8ass
Thibault Lonzieme (Angers ESSL): 18pts (5/6), 8rbs
Damien Pistre (Le Puy): 21pts (7/11), 3rbs, 3stl
Andre Harris (St-Etienne): 18pts (8/13), 8rbs, 3ass
Evan Pellerin (Longwy): 26pts, 13rbs


Standings - N1
NM1 Standings
 1. Reims 16-6 
 2. Le Puy 16-6 
 3. Challans 14-8 
 4. Denain 14-8 
 5. St Quentin 13-8 
 6. Chalons 13-9 
 7. Angers BC 49 13-9 
 8. Denek 13-9 
 9. Blois 12-10 
 10. St Etienne 11-10 
 11. Boulogne 11-11 
 12. Lievin 10-12 
 13. Get Vosges 10-12 
 14. Angers EOSL 10-12 
 15. Cognac 8-14 
 16. St Chamond 8-14 
 17. Longwy 3-19 
 18. CFBB 2-20 


Stats Leaders - ProB
Points Per Game
 Jason SIGGERS
  Lille
  (187-G-85)
  Avg: 19.1
 1. Siggers, Lille19.1 
 2. Davis, Charleville18.4 
 3. Dunn, Maurienne17.1 
 4. Ingram, Clermont16.5 
 5. Huertas, Fos Ouest16.3 
 6. Coleman, Bourg16.2 
 7. Gipson, Pau-Lacq.16.2 
 8. McKenzie, St Va.16.1 
 9. Gay, Fos Ouest16.0 
 10. Mohammed, Limoges15.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Devonne GILES
  Nantes
  (203-F-83)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Giles, Nantes10.5 
 2. Vebobe, Antibes9.6 
 3. Melicie, Brest8.5 
 4. McClark, Bourg8.3 
 5. Bing, Clermont8.1 
 6. Calasan, Charleville7.8 
 7. Badiane, Maurienne7.7 
 8. Badiane, Nanterre7.6 
 9. McKenzie, St Va.7.4 
 10. Mathis, Evreux7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Philippe DA SILVA
  Evreux
  (192-G-79)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Da Silva, Evreux8.1 
 2. Taylor, Le Portel6.8 
 3. Downey, Nantes6.3 
 4. Mullins, Bourg6.3 
 5. Kerckhof, Antibes6.1 
 6. Gipson, Pau-Lacq.6.0 
 7. McIntosh, St Va.5.8 
 8. Cisse, Fos Ouest5.1 
 9. Ingram, Clermont5.1 
 10. Craven, Boulazac5.1 
Steals Per Game
 Sami DRISS
  Bordeaux
  (196-G-82)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Driss, Bordeaux3.1 
 2. Craven, Boulazac3.1 
 3. Riley, Nanterre2.9 
 4. Siggers, Lille2.4 
 5. Mullins, Bourg2.3 
 6. Da Silva, Evreux2.2 
 7. Periac, Bordeaux2.2 
 8. Denave, St Vallier2.0 
 9. Smith, Quimper2.0 
 10. McKenzie, St Va.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 John FORD
  Limoges
  (207-C-78)
  Avg: 2
 1. Ford, Limoges2.0 
 2. Williams, Bordeaux1.8 
 3. Gay, Fos Ouest1.8 
 4. Badiane, Maurienne1.7 
 5. Owona, Bordeaux1.6 
 6. Gouez, Lille1.1 
 7. Bauer, Pau-Lacq.1.0 
 8. Joseph, Pau-Lacq.0.9 
 9. N''Diaye, Le Portel0.9 
 10. Taccoen, Lille0.8 


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  GERMANY   


Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga
Points Per Game
 David TEAGUE
  LTi 46ers
  (196-G-83)
  Avg: 20.4
 1. Teague, LTi 46ers20.4 
 2. Buford, Bremerha.17.5 
 3. Burns, ratiopharm16.1 
 4. Copeland, TBB Trier15.9 
 5. Jeffers, LTi 46ers14.9 
 6. Oliver, Goettingen14.8 
 7. Jenkins, Walter T.14.8 
 8. Reese, Dt.14.7 
 9. Jenkins, ALBA14.7 
 10. Suput, Brose B.14.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jeff GIBBS
  Bremerhaven
  (188-F-80)
  Avg: 9.2
 1. Gibbs, Bremerhaven9.2 
 2. Ensminger, Telek.8.7 
 3. Johnson, LTi 46ers8.1 
 4. Kale, Phoenix Hagen7.7 
 5. Doliboa, Dt.7.2 
 6. Turek, Phoenix .6.5 
 7. Burns, ratiopharm6.4 
 8. Travis, Walter Tigers6.3 
 9. Archibong, Duesseld.6.3 
 10. Oliver, Goettingen6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Louis CAMPBELL
  Bremerhaven
  (190-G-79)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Campbell, Bremerha.6.4 
 2. Hamilton, NY Phant.6.0 
 3. Jordan, Phoenix .5.9 
 4. Ratkovica, Walter T.5.7 
 5. Jordan, Telekom B.5.1 
 6. Reese, Dt.4.8 
 7. Schaffartzik, NY Pha.3.8 
 8. Gamqrelidze, MBC3.7 
 9. Foster, EWE B.3.6 
 10. Ross, Art.Dragons3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Roderick TRICE
  ratiopharm
  (191-F-84)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Trice, ratiopharm2.4 
 2. Jenkins, Walter T.1.9 
 3. Foster, EWE B.1.7 
 4. Hamilton, NY Phant.1.7 
 5. Bernard, MBC1.6 
 6. Martin, Bremerha.1.5 
 7. Anderson, Goett.1.5 
 8. Ratkovica, Walter T.1.5 
 9. Teague, LTi 46ers1.5 
 10. Ross, Art.Dragons1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Tibor PLEISS
  Brose Baskets
  (214-F/C-89)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Pleiss, Brose B.1.6 
 2. Boumtje, EWE B.1.6 
 3. Turek, Phoenix .1.4 
 4. Ohlbrecht, Telek.1.4 
 5. Lyde, Bremerhaven1.1 
 6. Visser, EnBW L.1.0 
 7. Flomo, Telekom B.1.0 
 8. Bryant, ratiopharm1.0 
 9. Chaney, EnBW L.0.9 
 10. Boone, Goettingen0.8 


The Artland Dragons Sign Hollis Price For The Stretch Run - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
The less than satisfactory 11-12 record and 11th place of the Artland Dragons has been more than a surprise for BEKO BBL followers and it has been no secret that the club has been looking for a guard and finally got an experienced player with Hollis Price (186-G-79, college: Oklahoma) until the end of the season. Price is a 30 year old 186cm combo guard that was born in New Orleans, Louisania. He is not stranger to the Beko BBL as he played for 8 time Beko BBL champion Alba Berlin in 2005-2006 winning the cup in 2006. 'Hollis has a lot of experience and plays at a very high level. We were missing this type of guard. With the exception of Toby Bailey, we have many young guard who arent as routine as him. Hollis can score and set up his teammates. We didn't get him as a replacement, but as an addition', stressed Thorsten Leibenath. This season, Price played in Russia and Italy for teams Dynamo Moscow (Russia-A Superleague, starting five), Russian League: 12 games: 6.7ppg, 1.8rpg, 2.6apg, FGP: 48.1%, 3PT: 39.3%, FT-1 (91.3%); Eurocup: 6 games: 7.7ppg, 3.2rpg, 4.3apg, 2.0spg; in Jan.'09 moved to Armani Jeans Milano (Italy-SerieA, starting five): Italian League: 23 games: 8.7ppg, 1.8rpg, 1.9apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 44.3%, 3PT: 38.9%, FT: 89.5%; Euroleague: 6 games: 9.5ppg, 2.3rpg, 1.8apg.

Price is
a winner with a lot of heart. He loves to start with the ball in his hands, and this is why he's usually labelled as a PG, but he is instead a great combo guard, with good court vision and great shooting accuracy from outside. He knows how to create his own shot, and can defend on taller opponents. He started his basketball career at Oklahoma and played there from 1999-2003. In his senior year, he played 34 games: ScoreBig12-3 (18.0ppg), 2.7rpg, 2.8apg, 1.6spg, FGP: 45.3%, 3PTBig12-3 (43.3%), FTNCAA-3 (92.9%)
He
finished career as seventh leading scorer in school history (fourth in Big 12 history). Ranks as the school's all-time leader in free throw percentage (.861), second in three-point field goals made (241), fourth in steals (224), and eighth in three-point field goal percentage (.392). Team won 111 games when he participated, a school record. He reached the NCAA Final Four in 2002 and Elite 8 in 2003. He played his first two professional seasons in France for Le Mans from 2003-2005. There he won the French cup in 2004. He then came to Germany and played for Alba Berlin ULEB Cup: 10 games: 12.9ppg, 3.6rpg, 3.0apg, 1.6spg, 2FGP: 48.6%, 3FGP: 44.2%, FT: 85.7%; German League: 42 games: 15.0ppg, 3.6rpg, Assists-3 (4.9apg), 1.8spg, 2FGP: 45.8%, 3PT: 40.9%. He took part in the 2006 German Allstar game. In 2006-2007, he played in Spain for Caja San Fernando Sevilla (Spain-ACB, starting five): 34 games: 10.8ppg, 2.2rpg, 3.6apg, 1.9spg, 2FGP: 41.0%, 3FGP: 37.0%, FT-3 (90.0%). In 2007-2008, he played in Lithuania for Lietuvos Rytas Vilniusin the Lithuanian League: 23 games: 8.7ppg, 1.9rpg, 3.1apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 46.0%, FT: 79.4%, 3PT: 40.9%; Baltic League (Elite): 18 games: 8.4ppg, 2.2rpg, 3.6apg, 0.9spg, 2FGP: 53.1%, 3PT: 28.8%, FT: 86.7%; Euroleague: 20 games: Score-3 (16.9ppg), 2.2rpg, 3.9apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 52.3%, 3PT: 43.8%, FT: 87.3%.
Source: www.artland-dragons.de


Kevin Hamilton (New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig) Post Game Thoughts To 80-58 Win In Paderborn - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Kevin Hamilton (193-G-84, agency: Limelight Hoops, college: Holy Cross) is a 25 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 rookies eason 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. This past summer, 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 NBA draft pick of The Boston Celtics in 1980. Kevin took some time to talk to eurobasket after the 80-58 win in Paderborn.

Kev congrats on the 80-58 win in Paderborn. Was the game as easy as the score indicated?



The game was not as easy as the score indicated, we played great defense the first quater but they played us very tough for the rest of the game.

What was it like playing in the small Maspern halle gym in Paderborn? How did you like the atmosphere and the gym?



The gym was one of the smaller gyms we have played in this year but it gets pretty loud when the crowd gets into it.


At the end of the first quarter, Braunschweig led 12-4. That reads like a high baseball score. I guess Paderborn didnt adjust to the Braunschweig defense on offense? Did you do a lot of full court defense or was the half court defense just strong?



We put great pressure on the ball starting at 3 quarter court and contested every shot. They have very good scorers like Haynes and Sefton Barrett, so we knew that we would have to do our best to stop them from the beginning of the game.

Braunschweig had the big 38-25 lead at halftime. What did coach Sebastian Machowski tell the team at halftime to do better in the second half?


Well he was unhappy with some of our plays in the second quarter and let us hear about it, but he told us to keep up the intensity and finish out the game.

Both teams scored 22 points in the third quarter. I guess they started making adjustments on offense, but Braunschweig also kept firing?


Yeah We both started out the second half kind of hot. We knew that they were going to make a run at us eventually , but luckily we were able to keep up offensively as well.

Braunschweig closed out the game with a strong fourth quarter. Was Paderborn just physically tired or possibly mentally tired?

I think that in the end we just executed our game plan down the stretch. Marcus and Jason had big games down low and they were really tough to maintain.

Kevin Langford did a good job scoring 14 points and getting 10 rebounds. Was it easier for Braunschweig only having one real big man presence on that night?

Langford had a good game. He made some nice post moves and rebounded really well. With them missing their big guy it really hurt them on the defensive end as Marcus and Jason were able to capitalize.

You were the most efficient player of the game with 21. You scored 10 points, 7 assists, 4 rebounds, 1 turnover, 2 blocks and 2 steals. Do you think your effort might of gotten lost a bit by the continued strong play of Marcus Goree and good support from Michael Hicks and Jason Cain?


Im not sure if it got lost but if it did i don't mind at all. Everyone contributed to the win and as long as we keep winning I don't think anyone will care who gets the credit.


The New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig are slowly making a move from the rear. The club is in 7th place. Is the team now ripe to make a run?


I hope so, we battled back from a rough patch in the season and I think we are playing our best basketball right now, especially defensively. Hopefully our play and the wins continue.

Who is going to make some noise at the NBA Allstar game tonight?



I hope Chauncey Billups gets the MVP.
Thanks Kev for the chat.



The Deutsche Bank Skyliners Bring In Another Tryout Player With Drew Gibson - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
The point guard position is a very important position and with the loss of Aubrey Reese for some weeks, The Deutsche Bank Skyliners want to be sure that they get the best possible replacement and after getting Anthony Fisher for a tryout have fished and hauled in another player with Drew Gibson (188-G-85, college: Wofford). Gibson is a 24 year old 188cm guard from Los Angeles that got a two week tryout tenure and will make his debut this coming Sunday against MBC. He hasn't played for a team this season, but last season started in Hungary for Planet Leasing Dombovar KC but left in Oct.2008, and then moved to Slovakia to MBK Rieker Komarno playing 18 games and averaging 12.1ppg, 2.8rpg, 4.4apg, 2.3spg. Skyliner skipper Murat Didin seems to want to be 100% sure that the player they sign is going to be 100% in shape. 'On account of the injury to our playmaker AubreyReese, we want to be assured that we get the best possible player. It is not only important to get a talented player, but a fit one. We will be able too see in the next days how fit he is', stressed Murat Didin. Gibson played at Wofford (NCAA) from 2004-2008. In his senior year, he played 30 games averaging 12.1ppg, 3.1rpg, 6.0apg, 1.6spg, FGP: 41.0%, 3Pts: 39.3%, FT: 79.1%.
Source: www.deutschebankskyliners.de


Josh Carter (EWE Baskets Oldenburg) Post Game Thoughts To 93-77 Win Over The Eisbaeren Bremerhaven - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Josh Carter (201-G/F-88, college: Texas A&M) is a 20 year old 201 cm shooting guard/small forward playing his first season in Germany for the BBL champions EWE Baskets Oldenburg. He is from Dallas, Texas and played four years at Texas A & M. In the fall of 205, he was a 16 year old freshman on the team. N his senior year, he played 34 games averaging 13.8ppg, 4.3rpg, 1.7apg, FGP: 43.3%, 3Pts: 39.9%, FT: 84.7%. He had two duels against 2009 NBA top pick Blake Griffin losing both games against Oklahoma, but having a deadlock with Griffin at 32 points a piece. He reached the NCAA Sweet 16 in 2007 and also played with the USA National team in 2007. Currently, he is averaging 9,3ppg, 2,3rpg and 1,2apg in the BEKO BBL. In the Euroleague, he is averaging 8,3ppg and 2,9rpg. Josh spoke to eurobasket after the 93-77 win against The Eisbaeren Bremerhaven.

Congrats Josh on the 93-77 win at home in the derby against the Eisbaeren Bremerhaven. Did you feel that the atmosphere was a bit more than usual in the EWE Arena against this rival?


No I felt it was the same, the fans are always loud and great and that trend continued to be carried out last night.

The EWE Baskets Oldenburg must have been very focused after the tough loss in Goettingen in cup play. How bitter was that loss in cup play and did the team make any long term promises to full fill this season with only one title to play for?


It was a tough loss. It is over now though and we still have the season to focus on, so we are just worried about that now and we are going to do the best that we can.

This game was really tight in the first half. Was there any difference between the teams or were they pretty much even?


I thought Bremerhaven was a great team. They played well and gave us a good match the whole game.

At half time The EWE Baskets Oldenburg had a slim 40-37 lead. What did coach Predrag Krunic tell the team to do in the second half?

He just told us to be more aggressive and play better defense. For us to stay focused on guarding the whole game.

The game was tight in the third quarter until you made a big three pointer which got Oldenburg into scoring mode. Was this the turning point of the game?

I dont believe so, I thought we had control pretty much the whole game. We would get a pretty decent lead then they would make a couple of plays to get back in it. But I felt that we controlled the game.

In the fourth quarter, Bremerhaven got as close as nine points. What was significant in the fourth quarter that got Oldenburg the win?

Guys were making plays, Jason and Rickey hit some big shots for us and we were able to get stops on the defensive end.

I guess when Oldenburg shoots 50% from the field and outside then it will be difficult to lose considering the rebounds and turnovers were pretty even?

I agree when we are making our outside shots I think we are pretty tough to beat.

54 points combined from Paulding, Foster and Gardner. Are these guys slowly starting to find their combined rhythm which will be so important in the stretch run?

I think they are playing great.They are really important for us and will continue to lead us the rest of the season.

What was it like playing against Torrell Martin? He can do it all. Is it more fun playing when two guys are as athletic as you and him?

Ive known Torrell for awhile now I played him while I was in college. He is a good athlete and a good player its always a challenge and fun to play against him.

The Winter Olympics have started. Are you watching them and what events do you like?

No way, the Winter Olympics are not for me. I dont keep up with that

Which NBA player is going to go wild at the Allstar game?


Lebron James
Thanks Josh for the quick chat.



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  HUNGARY   


Hungarian Cup: DEKE beat ZTE - by Tamas Deri
ZTE lost the first game in the season - without injured Calvin Watson and domestic forward Tamas Kaman -, however not in the Championship, in the 1/8finals of the Hungarian Cup. As they won the first game by 22 points, they got into the next round. Slovenian guard, Brane Savic was the best scorer of DEKE with 15 points, he had also 3 assists and 3 rebounds. Csaba Kaluha had almost a double-double with 14 points and 8 fouls against. Gabor Fulop added 12 points and 7 rebounds. Kyle Wilson helped ZTE with 16 points and 5 rebounds. Zoltan Trepak had 14 points and 4 rebounds in defeat.

Debreceni Egyetem KE - Zalakermia ZTE KK 66-64
(21-17, 10-13, 20-18, 15-16)
Debrecen, Referees:Benczur T., Szilas Gy., Fodor A.
DEKE: Brane Savic (181-G-79, agency: Interperformances) 15/3, Csaba Kaluha 14/6, Balogh , Boldizsar 8, Gabor Fulop 12, Erdei 8/6, Toth G. 9, Coach: Fodor Peter
ZTE: Hinnant 11/9, Simon 6/6, Timberlake 2,Kyle Wilson (206-F-83, college: Wichita St.) 16/3, Zoltan Trepak 14, Gaspar 4, Baki 11/3, Toth A. , Delity , Horvath B. , Coach: Volgyi Peter



Tory Walker moved to ASE - by Tamas Deri
Two weeks ago Jerome Lagrange left Dombovar and signed with ASE for the rest of the season. The club just published yesterday, that the american forward followed him to Paks. Tory Walker (203-F-79, college: New Orleans) played in 2003-04 for Albacomp and had a great season averaging 18.5ppg, 4.7rpg, 2.0apg, 1.7spg, 1.5bpg in 20 games. From the 2005 he played two seasons in Germany for Quakenbruck and Braunschweig. During the summer 2007 he signed with Giessen also in the German first division but broke his ankle after only 2 games and was out for 2 seasons. He just got back on the court this season playing for Dombovar and showed his excellent skills again! He played 17 games this season averaging 18.4 points, 6.4 assists, 1.8 assists and 1.8 steals in 32.4 minutes on the court

A Division Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Jonathan JONES
  Dongbu Promy
  (211-C-79)
  Avg: 24.6
 1. Jones, Dombovar24.6 
 2. Doyne, Marso-Vagep22.5 
 3. Horvath, Falco21.3 
 4. Huckaby, Salgotar.21.3 
 5. Farmer, Debreceni21.0 
 6. Brooks, Soproni20.6 
 7. Rice, Szolnok20.2 
 8. Watson, ZTE K.19.9 
 9. Walker, Dombovar18.4 
 10. Sitku, Marso-Vagep18.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jonathan JONES
  Dongbu Promy
  (211-C-79)
  Avg: 11.1
 1. Jones, Dombovar11.1 
 2. Barro, Szolnok11.0 
 3. Horvath, Falco10.4 
 4. Davis, Salgotarjani9.5 
 5. Scott, Kormend8.4 
 6. Knight, Soproni7.7 
 7. Wilson, ZTE K.7.7 
 8. David Vay, PVSK P.7.3 
 9. Vavra, Salgotarjani6.9 
 10. Banks, Albacomp6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Laszlo KALMAN
  Falco
  (186-G-72)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Kalman, Falco7.4 
 2. Simon, Albacomp6.3 
 3. Kelley, Szolnok6.2 
 4. Hinnant, ZTE K.5.9 
 5. Thomas, Kormend5.1 
 6. English, Atomeromu4.9 
 7. Dejon, Kaposvari4.7 
 8. LaGrange, Dombovar4.7 
 9. Fodor, Szolnok4.5 
 10. Brooks, Soproni4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Gytis SIRUTAVIACIUS
  Salgotarjani
  (195-F-83)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Sirutaviaciu., Salgot.3.6 
 2. Dejon, Kaposvari2.9 
 3. Toya, Albacomp2.7 
 4. Lee, Albacomp2.6 
 5. English, Atomeromu2.6 
 6. Watson, ZTE K.2.6 
 7. Wittmann, Kecsk.2.5 
 8. Simon, Albacomp2.4 
 9. Kelley, Szolnok2.4 
 10. Clark, Atomeromu2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 DuJuan WILEY
  Marso-Vagep
  (206-C-75)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Wiley, Marso-Vagep1.9 
 2. Clark, Atomeromu1.6 
 3. Hendlein, Kaposvari1.6 
 4. Barro, Szolnok1.4 
 5. Walker, Dombovar1.1 
 6. David Vay, PVSK P.1.1 
 7. Nuhanovic, Debre.1.1 
 8. Horvath, Falco1.0 
 9. Sitku, Marso-Vagep1.0 
 10. Davis, Salgotarjani0.9 


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  ICELAND   


Stats Leaders (Men)
Points Per Game
 Richard WILLIAMS
  FSU
  (178-G-)
  Avg: 29.8
 1. Williams, FSU29.8 
 2. Shouse, Stjarnan26.6 
 3. Dabney, Hamar25.7 
 4. Valdimarsson, Ham.24.3 
 5. Smith, Fjolnir23.3 
 6. Zdravevski, Stjar.21.9 
 7. Burns, Keflavik21.8 
 8. Burton, Snaefell21.5 
 9. Vilbergsson, Grind.20.5 
 10. Flake, Grindavik20.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Hlynur BAERINGSSON
  Snaefell
  (200-F-82)
  Avg: 14.8
 1. Baeringsson, Snaefell14.8 
 2. Smith, Fjolnir12.3 
 3. Clark, Keflavik10.8 
 4. Caldwell, Breidablik10.1 
 5. Helgason, Stjarnan9.5 
 6. Daanish, Tindastoll9.4 
 7. Thorsteinsso., Kefla.9.1 
 8. Davis, Breidablik9.0 
 9. Stefansson, UMFN8.9 
 10. Williams, FSU8.7 
Assists Per Game
 Sean BURTON
  Snaefell
  (175-G-)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Burton, Snaefell7.4 
 2. Steinarsson, Fjolnir7.3 
 3. Jonsson, Grindavik6.0 
 4. Shouse, Stjarnan5.9 
 5. Dabney, Hamar5.3 
 6. Inge, KR5.2 
 7. Jefferson, IR5.0 
 8. Schmidt, Breidablik4.6 
 9. Giovacchini, Tinda.4.6 
 10. Vilhjalmsson, Kefla.4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Richard WILLIAMS
  FSU
  (178-G-)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Williams, FSU3.5 
 2. Inge, KR3.4 
 3. Birmingham, Grindavik2.6 
 4. Dabney, Hamar2.6 
 5. Shouse, Stjarnan2.6 
 6. Vilhjalmsson, Kefla.2.4 
 7. Burns, Keflavik2.3 
 8. Clark, Keflavik2.3 
 9. Palsson, Hamar2.3 
 10. Hafsteinsson, Kefla.2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Christopher SMITH
  Fjolnir
  (198-F-82)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Smith, Fjolnir3.1 
 2. Nathanaelsso., Ham.1.8 
 3. Caldwell, Breidablik1.6 
 4. Clark, Keflavik1.6 
 5. Stefansson, UMFN1.5 
 6. Baeringsson, Snaefell1.4 
 7. Thorsteinsso., Kefla.1.4 
 8. Daanish, Tindastoll1.4 
 9. Magnusson, KR1.3 
 10. Inge, KR1.3 


Standings - Iceland Express League
Express L. Standings
 1. KR 14-3 
 2. Keflavik 13-4 
 3. Stjarnan 12-4 
 4. UMFN 12-5 
 5. Grindavik 12-5 
 6. Snaefell 12-5 
 7. Hamar 6-11 
 8. Tindastoll 5-11 
 9. IR 5-12 
 10. Fjolnir 5-12 
 11. Breidablik 4-13 
 12. FSU 1-16 


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  IRELAND   


Standings - EBS Superleague
SuperLeague Standings
North Conference
 1. Killester 11-4 
 2. DCU Saints 7-6 
 3. Belfast Star 7-7 
 4. UCD Marian 3-10 
 5. Ulster Elks 3-10 
South Conference
 1. Eagles 13-2 
 2. Neptune 9-4 
 3. UCC Demons 9-5 
 4. Hoops 3-9 
 5. Moycullen 3-11 


Stats Leaders - Men
Points Per Game
 Juwann JAMES
  Neptune
  (198-F-)
  Avg: 35.1
 1. James, Neptune35.1 
 2. Aaron, Hoops28.6 
 3. Ratzsch, Belfast .28.3 
 4. Turner, Killester25.7 
 5. Robbins, UL Eagles24.7 
 6. Perre, Belfast Star23.0 
 7. Fritsch, Moycullen22.5 
 8. Johnson, UCC D.21.5 
 9. Foley, Ulster Elks19.8 
 10. Taylor, Hoops19.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Carlton AARON
  Hoops
  (206-C-79)
  Avg: 18.7
 1. Aaron, Hoops18.7 
 2. Johnson, UCC D.14.4 
 3. Ratzsch, Belfast .14.0 
 4. Robbins, UL Eagles13.8 
 5. James, Neptune12.6 
 6. Neal, Ulster Elks12.1 
 7. Perre, Belfast Star11.8 
 8. Turner, Killester11.5 
 9. Trimmer, DCU S.10.5 
 10. Foley, Ulster Elks9.4 
Assists Per Game
 Scott KINEVANE
  UL Eagles
  (175-G-87)
  Avg: 8.8
 1. Kinevane, UL Eagles8.8 
 2. Drumm, Ulster Elks5.6 
 3. Coughlin, UCC D.4.1 
 4. McCrone, UCD M.4.0 
 5. Turner, Killester4.0 
 6. Cummins, Ulster Elks3.9 
 7. Donnelly, DCU S.3.7 
 8. James, UCD Marian3.6 
 9. Ratzsch, Belfast .3.5 
 10. Meany, UCD Marian3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Jermaine TURNER
  Killester
  (195-F-74)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Turner, Killester3.3 
 2. James, Neptune2.8 
 3. Nihill, Moycullen2.8 
 4. Perre, Belfast Star2.6 
 5. Kelly, Killester2.6 
 6. Murphy, UCC Demons2.4 
 7. Summersgill, Belfas.2.3 
 8. Loughnane, Moycu.2.2 
 9. Madsen, Killester2.2 
 10. Donnelly, DCU S.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Nate FRITSCH
  Moycullen
  (198-F-83)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Fritsch, Moycullen2.3 
 2. Trimmer, DCU S.2.3 
 3. James, Neptune2.1 
 4. Bennett, Neptune2.0 
 5. Neal, Ulster Elks1.8 
 6. Johnson, UCC D.1.5 
 7. Ratzsch, Belfast .1.3 
 8. Robbins, UL Eagles1.2 
 9. Turner, Killester1.2 
 10. Perre, Belfast Star1.2 


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  ISRAEL   


Maccabi Tel Aviv and Bnei Hasharon to face in the Cup Final - by Eurobasket News
Maccabi Tel Aviv and Bnei Hasharon to face in the Cup Final as they celebrated the latest victories in the Semifinals. The final will take place on Thursday between them.
Bnei Hasharon overcame Ironi Ashkelon 69:61 after 16-13 in the opening quarter. The winners added 24-20 in the second period for the bigger lead. Bnei Hasharon also won the third period 16-13 in the third period, however lost the last stanza 15-13. Sam Clancy (201-F-80, college: USC) led the way with 20 points and Ronald Steele (188-G-86, agency: SportsTalent, college: Alabama) added 15. Shawn James, Cookie Belcher and Erez Katz followed them with 6 points apiece. Ironi Ashkelon got 18 points from Jimmy Baxter (198-G-80, agency: EM-PA, college: S.Florida). Omar Sneed nailed 13, whilst Brian Tolbert (188-G-74, agency: Ronsport, college: E.Michigan) posted 11. Brooks Sales ended with 8 points, Dror Davidi had 4 and Moran Roth posted 3.
Maccabi Tel Aviv rolled over Barak Netanya 81:65. It was not a sweet start for the favorites that trailed 15-19 after the first 10 minutes. Maccabi Tel Aviv however responded with 20-12 in the second frame and never looked behind after. They also added 21-9 in the third period for the better lead. Andrew Wisniewski (191-G-81, college: Centenary) top-scored for the winners with 15 points and Raviv Limonad netted 14. Guy Pnini (201-G/F-83, agency: Arik Krayn Services) ended up with 12, whilst David Bluthenthal followed them with 11. Barak Netanya got 18 points from Robert Rothbart, while Danilo Pinnock scored 17. Marco Killingsworth nailed 15 and Lior Hachmon as well as Tony Younger had 5 each.


Gary Forbes joins Ironi Ramat Gan - by Eurobasket News
Ironi Ramat Gan strengthened their roster with addition of Gary Forbes (201-G/F-85, college: Virginia). The team is currently at 2-11 record in the Israeli Premier League and needs improvement badly. Gary Forbes started the season in Vanoli Cremona in Italy. The US-Panamanian guard averaged 13.3 points, 4.3 boards and 1.1 assists per game in Seria A. Last season Gary Forbes played for the Sioux Falls Skyforce and the Tulsa 66ers in the D-League. The guard participated at the Tournament of the Americas in 2007 with Panama. Forbes then tallied 17.8 points, 4.5 boards and 1.5 assists.


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  ITALY   


Stats Leaders - SerieA
Points Per Game
 Gary NEAL
  Benetton TV
  (193-G-84)
  Avg: 20.1
 1. Neal, Benetton TV20.1 
 2. Grundy, Carife FE19.4 
 3. Aradori, Angelico.17.6 
 4. Brown, Air AV16.1 
 5. Ere, Pepsi Caserta15.8 
 6. Lavrinovic, Montepas.15.8 
 7. Rowland, Vanoli CR15.7 
 8. Jackson, Carife FE14.9 
 9. Hicks, Scavolini PS14.4 
 10. Jaaber, Lottomat.14.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Greg BRUNNER
  Sigma Coat.
  (201-F-83)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Brunner, Sigma C.10.2 
 2. Wallace, Benetton.8.8 
 3. Jones, Pepsi C.8.4 
 4. Troutman, Air AV8.4 
 5. Williams, Scavolin.7.8 
 6. Ivanov, Sigma C.7.4 
 7. Hall, Armani MI6.6 
 8. Szewczyk, Air AV6.3 
 9. Brown, Vanoli CR6.1 
 10. Rocca, Armani MI5.5 
Assists Per Game
 Dee BROWN
  Air AV
  (185-G-84)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Brown, Air AV5.3 
 2. Green, Scavolini PS5.0 
 3. Poeta, Banca Tercas4.5 
 4. Smith, Angelico BI4.4 
 5. Childress, Cimberio.4.4 
 6. Finley, Armani MI4.1 
 7. McIntyre, Montepas.4.1 
 8. Rowland, Vanoli CR3.9 
 9. Kus, Benetton TV3.2 
 10. Mazzarino, NGC C.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Marques GREEN
  Scavolini PS
  (170-G-82)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Green, Scavolini PS3.3 
 2. Jaaber, Lottomat.3.2 
 3. Rowland, Vanoli CR3.1 
 4. Troutman, Air AV3.0 
 5. Hawkins, Montepas.2.6 
 6. Minard, Lottomat.2.4 
 7. Ere, Pepsi Caserta2.3 
 8. Di Bella, Pepsi C.2.3 
 9. Grundy, Carife FE2.2 
 10. Aradori, Angelico.2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Szymon SZEWCZYK
  Air AV
  (209-C-82)
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Szewczyk, Air AV1.1 
 2. Lavrinovic, Montepas.1.0 
 3. Nicevic, Benetton.0.9 
 4. Maggioli, CS Bo.0.8 
 5. Ortner, NGC Cantu0.7 
 6. Jackson, Carife FE0.7 
 7. Moss, CS Bologna0.6 
 8. Brunner, Sigma C.0.6 
 9. Jones, Banca Tercas0.6 
 10. Wallace, Benetton.0.6 


Stats Leaders - Lega2
Points Per Game
 K.C. RIVERS
  Benetton TV
  (196-G/F-87)
  Avg: 24.5
 1. Rivers, A.B. Latina24.5 
 2. Whiting, Aget IM21.9 
 3. Goss, Scafati .21.6 
 4. Kemp, Banco Sard.20.2 
 5. Rowe, Banco Sard.19.1 
 6. Crispin, Enel B.19.0 
 7. Hines, Prima Veroli18.7 
 8. Adams, Fileni Jesi18.5 
 9. Slay, Carmatic PT18.5 
 10. Skinn, Carmatic PT18.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ndudi EBI
  Riviera Solare
  (206-F-84)
  Avg: 13.6
 1. Ebi, Riviera Solare13.6 
 2. Waleskowski, Fileni J.10.2 
 3. Chiacig, Scafati .9.3 
 4. Ezugwu, Aget IM8.8 
 5. Hines, Prima Veroli8.8 
 6. Thomas, Enel Brindisi8.0 
 7. Brkic, Snaidero UD8.0 
 8. George, Fastweb CM7.8 
 9. Vanuzzo, Banco S.7.3 
 10. Boykin, Fileni Jesi7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Jason ROWE
  Banco Sard.
  (178-G-78)
  Avg: 4.9
 1. Rowe, Banco Sard.4.9 
 2. Hatten, UCC C.4.4 
 3. Brown, Snaidero UD4.2 
 4. Nissim, Prima Veroli3.9 
 5. Young, Edimes PV3.4 
 6. Scarone, Riviera .3.4 
 7. Eldridge, A.B. L.3.2 
 8. Crispin, Enel B.3.2 
 9. Draper, Prima Veroli3.1 
 10. Garris, Umana R.3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Kyle HINES
  Prima Veroli
  (198-F/C-86)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Hines, Prima Veroli3.8 
 2. Goss, Scafati .3.6 
 3. Hatten, UCC C.3.5 
 4. Ebi, Riviera Solare3.1 
 5. Boyette, Miro R.3.0 
 6. Draper, Prima Veroli2.9 
 7. Young, Edimes PV2.9 
 8. Rowe, Banco Sard.2.8 
 9. Skinn, Carmatic PT2.7 
 10. Williams, Miro R.2.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Troy OSTLER
  UCC Casalpus.
  (209-F-78)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Ostler, UCC C.2.1 
 2. Ebi, Riviera Solare1.7 
 3. Hines, Prima Veroli1.4 
 4. Hubalek, Banco S.1.1 
 5. Bryan, Enel Brindisi1.1 
 6. Boykin, Fileni Jesi1.0 
 7. Hall, Fastweb CM0.9 
 8. Brkic, Snaidero UD0.9 
 9. Melli, Trenkwalder0.9 
 10. Radulovic, Enel B.0.8 


Ryan Amoroso leaves Aget Imola - by Eurobasket News
Aget Imola and Ryan Amoroso (203-F-85, college: San Diego St.) have decided to part ways. The sides have agreed on terms of contract termination. The US-Italian forward joined the team at the start of the season. The 24-year-old player averaged 4.1 points and 3.2 rebounds per game in LegaDue. Ryan Amoroso graduated from San Diego State University in 2009. He tallied 7.5 points and 4.5 boards per appearance in his senior college season.


Umana Reyer tab Dawan Robinson and Gregor Hafnar - by Eurobasket News
Umana Reyer brought in some serious reinforcement. The LegaDue team have agreed on terms of contract with Dawan Robinson (189-G-82, college: Rhode Island) and Gregor Hafnar (195-G-77, agency: VTBM).
Dawan Robinson started the season in Prima Veroli. The 27-year-old guard averaged 17.0 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.7 assists but got injured three games into the championship. Last season Dawan Robinson also played for Prima Veroli. He tallied 13.1 points, 4.0 boards, 2.7 assists and 1.3 steals but could not finish the season because of the injury. Dawan Robinson had stints with Slask in Poland and Limoges in France after graduating from the University of Rhode Island.
Gregor Hafnar tipped off the season in Hopsi Polzela in Slovenia. There the 32-year-old guard tallied 13.0 points, 2.0 assists and 1.9 rebounds per game. In January the guard moved to Italy where he signed for Carmatic Pistoia. He appeared in two games tallying 10.0 points and 0.5 assists per appearance. Gregor Hafnar used to play for Olimpija Ljubljana, Air Avellino, Ionikos, Montepaschi Siena and Varese in his reach basketball career. Venezia are now hoping to improve their current 6-14 record in LegaDue standings. Earlier Umana Reyer brought in Alvin Young and Tyrone Grant.



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  JORDAN   


Ontario Lett Close From Zain ! - by Omar Shafaamri
Zain basketball club management are trying to finalize the deal with one of the import players to be the 2nd one with Rasheim Wright (Who's considered as import in FIBA Asia club events) for the upcoming tournaments), The American power forward Ontario Lett (198-F-79, college: Pittsburgh) is the closer to join the team before the 13th WABA Clubs Championship which will be held in Tehran, Iran from the 8th of March until the 16th of the same month, Some other options are still on the table according to Al Ghad newspaper and such as: Jamal Sampson and Alpha Bangura.

Lett has just finished his participation in the Iranian Superleague team Gorgan after the team's failure to reach the Play-Offs, Lett confirmed to Jo-Basket.com that he's currently in talks with Jordanian champions to be back to the team where he played for in season 2004-2005 and last season 2008-2009.

Zain club has begun an intensive internal camp starting from today until the 5th of March the date of the team's departure to Tehran, Iran to participate in the West Asian event which will give qualification for 4 clubs from 4 different countried to the next FIBA Asia Clubs Championship in Doha, Qatar on May.



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  LATVIA   


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Ivars TIMERMANIS
  Barons
  (202-F-82)
  Avg: 18.6
 1. Timermanis, Barons18.6 
 2. Berkis, Keizarmezs18.5 
 3. Davis, Valmiera17.9 
 4. Efejuku, Barons17.6 
 5. Gulbis, Zemgale16.7 
 6. Kojenets, Liepaja16.5 
 7. Silavs, Keizarmezs16.3 
 8. Nelyubov, VEF Riga15.8 
 9. Valeika, Valmiera15.1 
 10. Bertans, Ventspils15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Arturas VALEIKA
  Valmiera
  (206-F-85)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Valeika, Valmiera10.5 
 2. Kojenets, Liepaja8.1 
 3. Renfroe, VEF Riga7.3 
 4. Zorin, Barons7.1 
 5. Silavs, Keizarmezs6.0 
 6. Nelyubov, VEF Riga5.8 
 7. Cresnar, Valmiera5.6 
 8. Rozitis, Zemgale5.4 
 9. Davis, Valmiera5.3 
 10. Gulbis, Zemgale5.1 
Assists Per Game
 Alex RENFROE
  VEF Riga
  (190-G-86)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Renfroe, VEF Riga6.2 
 2. Silavs, Keizarmezs5.6 
 3. Sirsnins, Barons4.5 
 4. Jeromanovs, Liepa.4.3 
 5. Vilums, Liepaja3.6 
 6. Steinbergs, Keiza.2.8 
 7. Bergmanis, Zemgale2.7 
 8. Efejuku, Barons2.6 
 9. Valeika, Valmiera2.4 
 10. Davis, Valmiera2.2 
Steals Per Game
 Alex RENFROE
  VEF Riga
  (190-G-86)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Renfroe, VEF Riga2.7 
 2. Sirsnins, Barons2.6 
 3. Bertans, Ventspils2.6 
 4. Silavs, Keizarmezs2.2 
 5. Osins, Keizarmezs2.0 
 6. Davis, Valmiera2.0 
 7. Labuckas, VEF Riga1.7 
 8. Vilums, Liepaja1.7 
 9. Vitols, Barons1.7 
 10. Ragsdale, Barons1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Jekabs ROZITIS
  Zemgale
  (206-F/C-86)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Rozitis, Zemgale1.4 
 2. Davis, Valmiera1.2 
 3. Cresnar, Valmiera1.1 
 4. Labuckas, VEF Riga0.7 
 5. Nelyubov, VEF Riga0.7 
 6. Zorin, Barons0.7 
 7. Blaus, Ventspils0.7 
 8. Ferguson, Barons0.6 
 9. Kosuskins, Liepaja0.5 
 10. Steinbergs, Keiza.0.5 


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Luxol set up final against Siggiewi - by Eurobasket News
Siggiewi weathered Depiro's late pressure to reach the MBA Shield final.
Holders BUPA Luxol and Siggiewi Kent Boringer will face off in the MBA Shield final after they had the better of Athleta Compleet IS and Depiro Mtarfa respectively in the semi-finals. The final will be played on February 21.

Athleta Compleet IS 74
Bupa Luxol 78

(22-20, 16-27, 15-18, 21-13)


In a match where so much was at stake, Luxol recorded their first victory of the season over bitter rivals Athleta. John Tabone's side showed great improvement on their latest outings as they played more like a team besides attaining a better shooting percentage.

Athleta were at full strength with pivot Silvio Cassar recovering from injury and playmaker Chris Sammut also making a return to the squad.

Luxol's strong opening surprised Athleta but after falling eight points behind, 15-7, coach

Joe Galea rallied his troops. Athleta regained their composure, particularly top-scorer Michael Naudi who helped the team overturn the result by the end of the quarter, 22-20.

The pressure was now on Luxol to make a reaction. Led by the Dirk Schembri (193-F-85) brothers, Dirk and Steve, Luxol potted 11 consecutive points and Athleta were unable to wipe out that deficit by half-time, 47-38.

Athleta managed to narrow the gap to three points after the interval but Luxol hit back with a couple of three-pointers to start the last 10 minutes 65-53 in front.

The last quarter started with Athleta in attacking mode as Luxol's Steve Schembri committed his fourth foul. Galea's team were now only six points behind, 67-61, as tension increased on court.

An unsportsmanlike foul by Cassar, followed by a technical foul against the Athleta coach, paved the way for Luxol to open a 10-point lead. Luxol lost playmaker Alan Borg, fouled out, but even though Tabone's men gave away possession cheaply, Athleta failed to take advantage as Luxol were the better side on the day.

Athleta: M. Naudi 29, C. Doughty 6, E. Bezzina 3, C. Sammut, M. Giusti, S. Galea, O. Said 14, C. Calleja, A. Bonnici 18, J. Zammit, S. Cassar 4.

Luxol: M. Mercieca 10, R. Azzopardi 6, A. Borg 7, A. Portelli, N. Vasovic, T. Paris, Dirk Schembri 21, E. Caruana Montaldo, J.P. Bonnici 9, Schembri 25.

Referees: G. Barbara, E. Mangani, J.P. Sammut.

Siggiewi Kent Boringer 73
Depiro Mtarfa 60

(19-9, 18-18, 15-10, 21-23)


With pivot Marco Matijevic making his comeback from a long-term injury, Siggiewi seemed to be cruising to the final but Depiro found fresh energy in the last quarter to give their opponents a mighty fright.

Depiro had a full squad with captain Roderick Vella available after recovering from injury. With Matijevic on court, Siggiewi looked more organised and surged to a 16-5 lead. A time-out and substitutions helped Depiro to share the exchanges until half-time 37-27.

With forward Adrian Adrian Micallef (190-F-79) in good form, Siggiewi stretched their lead to 48-31 after five minutes of the third quarter.

Depiro surpassed their difficult moment and three consecutive Vella three-pointers at the start of the last session dragged the team back into contention.

Siggiewi lost confidence and struggled for pace. It was only in the last two minutes, after a technical foul committed by Depiro coach Ray Muscat and some Peter Shoults drives, that Siggiewi regained their scoring touch to avoid an embarrassing situation.

Siggiewi: P. Shoults 7, J.P. Antoncich, L. Camilleri, J. Doughty, E. Xuereb, A. Tabone 4, K. Borg, A. Adrian Micallef 21, L. Ross 14, E. Baldacchino, J. Jetsen 8, M. Matijevic 19.

Depiro: R. Vella 27, J.P. Schembri 2, D. Debono, M. Arsovski 12, A. Aquilina 2, J. Gatt 6, J. Dalli 1, E. Lupo 4, I. Tanti 1, D. Agius 5.

Referees: E. Mangani, A. Carbonaro, C. Terribile.
Courtesy of: http://www.timesofmalta.com


Athleta's Naudi nets January award - by Eurobasket News
Athleta Compleet IS captain Michael Naudi (193-G/F-80) is the winner of the Miles Express player of the month award for January.

This is the second time in the current season that Naudi has claimed this individual honour. Games played in December were also taken into consideration for the latest award.

In the last two months, Athleta maintained top spot in the league and secured a place in the championship pool.

Naudi was the National League's leading scorer during this period with a total of 168 points, including eight three pointers. The Athleta talisman is the second best rebounder with 170 rebounds, averaging 10.63 per game. He's also second in the classification for assists with a total of 59 (averaging 3.60 assists per game).

Naudi, who also has a good average of 2.50 'steals' per game, was presented with his trophy by Martin Ferry, on behalf of Miles Express Ltd, the award's sponsors.
Courtesy of: http://www.timesofmalta.com


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Stats Leaders - LNBP
Points Per Game
 John MILLSAP
  Bucaneros
  (198-F-82)
  Avg: 25.4
 1. Millsap, Bucaneros25.4 
 2. Moore, Abejas24.3 
 3. Monroe, Potros23.9 
 4. Habel, Cosmos22.0 
 5. Mills, Indios22.0 
 6. Hornsby, Huracanes21.9 
 7. Thomas, Potros21.9 
 8. Hickerson, Pioneros21.9 
 9. Jackson, Pilares21.7 
 10. Capers, Barreteros21.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mattis MCHUGH
  Quimper
  (198-F-84)
  Avg: 11.8
 1. McHugh, Abejas11.8 
 2. Long, Indios11.1 
 3. Jackson, Angeles10.6 
 4. Allen, Pioneros10.3 
 5. Aubry, Halc.Rojos10.0 
 6. Berghoefer, Potros9.8 
 7. Garcia, Pioneros9.5 
 8. Mills, Indios9.2 
 9. Moss, Lechugueros9.0 
 10. Fuller, Fuerza Regia8.4 
Assists Per Game
 William FUNN
  Bucaneros
  (188-G-82)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Funn, Bucaneros6.4 
 2. Osimani, Halc.Cordoba5.9 
 3. Brown, Fuerza R.5.6 
 4. Malpica, Cosmos5.2 
 5. lee, Indios4.5 
 6. Stokes, Barreteros4.5 
 7. Hollyfield, Barre.4.2 
 8. Rivera, Halc.Rojos4.0 
 9. Roque, Toros4.0 
 10. Villegas, Lechugueros3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Luis Manuel GONZALEZ
  Libertadores
  (182-G-)
  Avg: 3
 1. Gonzalez, Libertad.3.0 
 2. Moore, Abejas2.5 
 3. Lewis, Soles2.3 
 4. Hollyfield, Barre.2.2 
 5. Funn, Bucaneros2.2 
 6. Malpica, Cosmos2.2 
 7. Monroe, Potros2.1 
 8. Hornsby, Huracanes2.0 
 9. Gooner, Halc.Rojos1.9 
 10. Garcia Moral., Halc.X.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Jamal JOHNSON
  Angeles
  (201-F-81)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Johnson, Angeles1.2 
 2. Millsap, Bucaneros1.1 
 3. Arceneaux, Lechugue.0.9 
 4. Jackson, Pilares0.9 
 5. lee, Indios0.8 
 6. Hill, Halc.Rojos0.8 
 7. McHugh, Abejas0.8 
 8. McCullough, Libert.0.8 
 9. Carmona, Fuerza R.0.8 
 10. Cox, Angeles0.8 


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Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 LeBron JAMES
  Cleveland C.
  (203-F-84)
  Avg: 29.9
 1. James, Clevelan.29.9 
 2. Durant, Oklah.Ci.29.7 
 3. Anthony, Denver N.29.2 
 4. Bryant, LA Lakers28.0 
 5. Wade, Miami Heat26.4 
 6. Ellis, Golde S.26.2 
 7. Nowitzki, Dallas M.24.6 
 8. Bosh, Toronto R.24.4 
 9. Arenas, Washingt.22.6 
 10. Roy, Portland TB22.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dwight HOWARD
  Orlando M.
  (207-F-85)
  Avg: 13.3
 1. Howard, Orlando M.13.3 
 2. Camby, LA Clippers12.1 
 3. Noah, Chicago B.12.0 
 4. Randolph, Memph.11.7 
 5. Love, Minnesota T.11.5 
 6. Bosh, Toronto R.11.5 
 7. Lee, New York K.11.4 
 8. Gasol, LA Lakers11.1 
 9. Wallace, Charlotte B.10.9 
 10. Boozer, Utah Jazz10.8 
Assists Per Game
 Chris PAUL
  N.Orleans H.
  (183-G-85)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Paul, N.Orleans H.11.2 
 2. Nash, Phoenix Suns11.2 
 3. Williams, Utah Jazz9.9 
 4. Rondo, Boston C.9.7 
 5. Kidd, Dallas M.9.2 
 6. James, Clevelan.8.3 
 7. Davis, LA Clippers7.8 
 8. Westbrook, Oklah..7.5 
 9. Arenas, Washingt.7.2 
 10. Harris, New J.6.5 
Steals Per Game
 Rajon RONDO
  Boston C.
  (186-G-86)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Rondo, Boston C.2.4 
 2. Paul, N.Orleans H.2.3 
 3. Ellis, Golde S.2.2 
 4. Jackson, Charlott.1.9 
 5. Iguodala, Philadel.1.9 
 6. Curry, Golde S.1.9 
 7. Ariza, Houston R.1.8 
 8. Davis, LA Clippers1.8 
 9. Kidd, Dallas M.1.8 
 10. Wade, Miami Heat1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Dwight HOWARD
  Orlando M.
  (207-F-85)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Howard, Orlando M.2.7 
 2. Oden, Portland TB2.3 
 3. Bogut, Milwauke.2.2 
 4. Bogut, Milwauke.2.2 
 5. Smith, Atlanta H.2.1 
 6. Dalembert, Philad.2.1 
 7. Haywood, Washingt.2.1 
 8. Camby, LA Clippers2.0 
 9. Perkins, Boston C.1.9 
 10. Lopez, New J.1.9 


Standings
NBA Standings
Eastern Conference
Atlantic Div.
 1. Boston C. 33-18 
 2. Toronto R. 29-23 
 3. Philadelph.76 20-33 
 4. New York K. 19-33 
 5. New Jersey N. 5-48 
Central Div.
 1. Cleveland C. 43-11 
 2. Chicago B. 26-26 
 3. Milwaukee B. 24-27 
 4. Detroit P. 19-33 
 5. Indiana P. 18-34 
Southeast Div.
 1. Orlando M. 36-18 
 2. Atlanta H. 33-18 
 3. Miami Heat 27-27 
 4. Charlotte B. 26-26 
 5. Washington W. 17-33 
Western Conference
Northwest Div.
 1. Denver N. 35-18 
 2. Utah Jazz 33-19 
 3. Portland TB 32-24 
 4. Oklah.City T. 31-21 
 5. Minnesota T. 13-41 
Pacific Div.
 1. LA Lakers 41-14 
 2. Phoenix Suns 32-22 
 3. LA Clippers 21-32 
 4. Sacramento K. 18-35 
 5. Golde State W. 14-37 
Southwest Div.
 1. Dallas M. 32-21 
 2. San Antonio S. 31-21 
 3. N.Orleans H. 28-25 
 4. Houston R. 27-25 
 5. Memphis G. 26-26 


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Eastern Mennonite scalp ranked opponents - by Eurobasket News
Eastern Mennonite came up with loud victories as they edged ranked opponents over the course of a week. First Eastern Mennonite took care of previously top-ranked Guilford 90:63. The Running Royals got 27 points from Todd Phillips to claim a road victory. Eastern Mennonite jumped to a 44:34 lead at halftime. Todd Phillips scored 15 out of the Royals first 18 points in the third frame to keep the visitors in charge. The Quakers had no answer for the onslaught and gave in at the end. George Johnson finished with 21 points for the winners. Orie Pancione added 12 points for the Royals. Guilford were led by 21 points and 13 boards from Tyler Sanborn (6'10''-C-88). Martin Stephenson (6'4''-G) and Rhett Bonner (6'0''-G) added 10 points each in the loss.
Eastern Mennonite extended their winning streak with an 88:68 success against 5th-ranked Virginia Wesleyan. The Marlins ensured a confident start to the game and earned a 10:3 lead early on. But the Royals went on a 9:0 run late in the period to take a 26:17 lead. The Marlins tied thing up late in the half before Estern Mennonite made it 41:37 at halftime. The Royals ignited a 10:1 run in the third frame to surge ahead. The Marlins came up with no answer and witnessed Eastern Mennonite run for the win. Eli Crawford stepped up with 19 points to lead the Royals. Todd Phillips added 13 points and 12 boards, while Andrew Thorne delivered 9 points in the victory. Stephen Fields (6'2''-G) netted 15 points for the Marlins. Chris Astorga had 16 points in the losing effort.



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Southland Sharks add Rene Rougeau - by Eurobasket News
The NBL newcomers Southland Sharks continue to fill in roster spots. They agreed on terms of contract with their first import player. The Sharks brought in Rene Rougeau (198-G-86, college: UNLV). The 23-year-old guard graduated from the University of Las Vegas, Nevada in 2009. The guard tallied 10.9 points, 6.7 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.4 steals per game in his senior season with the Running Rebels. Rene Rougeau was named into the All-MWC 3rd Team and he also made it to the MWC All-Defensive Team. The guard later signed for the IBL Nevada Pride.


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BLNO Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Audun ESKELAND
  Ulriken
  (176-G-85)
  Avg: 25.5
 1. Eskeland, Ulriken25.5 
 2. Lawrence, Tromso24.2 
 3. Williams, Tromso21.7 
 4. Karlsen, Asker19.7 
 5. Djerman, Gimle19.3 
 6. Skaara, Baerum19.1 
 7. Bullock, Gimle18.4 
 8. Mahnin, Asker18.2 
 9. Oatis, Baerum18.2 
 10. Kombat, Froya17.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Donald OATIS
  Baerum
  (206-F/C-79)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Oatis, Baerum11.2 
 2. Woodson, Harstad11.0 
 3. Nwachukwu, Ammerud9.8 
 4. Bullock, Gimle9.2 
 5. Djerman, Gimle8.8 
 6. Kombat, Froya8.1 
 7. Karlsen, Asker8.0 
 8. Williams, Tromso7.6 
 9. Christensen, Tro.7.5 
 10. Livas, Tromso7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Christer ELGMORK
  Baerum
  (180-G-87)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Elgmork, Baerum6.2 
 2. Mahnin, Asker4.9 
 3. Mihaylov, Tromso4.4 
 4. Diomande, Harstad4.1 
 5. Ble, Harstad4.0 
 6. Hinsch, Ammerud3.9 
 7. Jawara, Froya3.8 
 8. Woodson, Harstad3.7 
 9. Eskeland, Ulriken3.5 
 10. Issalhi, Tromso3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Peter BULLOCK
  Gimle
  (198-F-82)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Bullock, Gimle2.5 
 2. Myhrer, Harstad2.2 
 3. Jawara, Froya2.2 
 4. Mihaylov, Tromso1.9 
 5. Nwachukwu, Ammerud1.8 
 6. Ellingsen, Gimle1.8 
 7. Lancaster, Gimle1.7 
 8. Ouakkaha, Ulriken1.7 
 9. Issalhi, Tromso1.6 
 10. Ble, Harstad1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Donald OATIS
  Baerum
  (206-F/C-79)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Oatis, Baerum2.9 
 2. Williams, Tromso1.4 
 3. Kombat, Froya1.3 
 4. Woodson, Harstad1.2 
 5. Karlsen, Asker1.0 
 6. Bullock, Gimle0.8 
 7. Frierson, Harstad0.8 
 8. Bolinz, Asker0.6 
 9. Ouakkaha, Ulriken0.6 
 10. Christensen, Tro.0.6 


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Primero de Mayo wins Game 1 - by Gianni Pascucci
1 de Mayo took Game 1 of Pilar League Final Series by defeating Capitan Bado 104-87 on sunday night. Gustavo Torres (175-G-80) scored 24 points to pace the winner team, Guillermo Araujo (204-C-82) added 22 pts and Eulalio Ramoa (175-G-74) 20. The game top scorer was, however, Carlos Jorge Riveros (190-G-85), who ended the game with 37 points for Capitan Bado. Game 2 will be played tonight.

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Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Anthony ANDERSON
  Trotamundos
  (180-G-81)
  Avg: 23.2
 1. Anderson, Manchest.23.2 
 2. Payne, Buffalo S.23.0 
 3. Stanley, Buffalo S.21.3 
 4. Jackson, Vermo.21.0 
 5. Sherrill, Maryland.20.4 
 6. Bennett, Halifax R.20.0 
 7. Ayuso, Capitanes19.8 
 8. Cortes, Capitanes19.6 
 9. Jeanty, Quebec K.19.0 
 10. Woods, Lawton F.19.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Angelo REYES
  Capitanes
  (205-F/C-81)
  Avg: 17.7
 1. Reyes, Capitanes17.7 
 2. Crookshank, Halif.14.6 
 3. Aubry, Capitanes13.9 
 4. Cunningham, Maryland.11.8 
 5. Demasi, Vermont FH11.3 
 6. Brown, Buffalo S.10.5 
 7. Ross, Buffalo S.9.3 
 8. Wise, Quebec K.9.0 
 9. Johnson, Rocheste.8.7 
 10. Jeanty, Quebec K.7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Dwuan RICE
  Vermont FH
  (180-G-)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Rice, Vermont FH6.3 
 2. Anderson, Manchest.6.2 
 3. Bowden, Lawton F.5.8 
 4. Rodriguez, Capit.5.5 
 5. Ervin, Halifax R.5.3 
 6. Daniels, Lawton F.5.3 
 7. Crouch, Rocheste.5.3 
 8. Price, Buffalo S.5.1 
 9. Fortier, Quebec K.4.3 
 10. Robinson, Buffa.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Charles FORTIER
  Quebec K.
  (193-G/F-79)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Fortier, Quebec K.3.3 
 2. Johnson, Rocheste.2.7 
 3. Rice, Vermont FH2.5 
 4. Bowden, Lawton F.2.3 
 5. Stewart, Manchest.2.0 
 6. Robinson, Buffa.2.0 
 7. Jeanty, Quebec K.2.0 
 8. Council, Rocheste.1.9 
 9. Holmes, Quebec K.1.9 
 10. Mims, Lawton Ft.SC1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Jeffrion AUBRY
  Capitanes
  (205-C-76)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Aubry, Capitanes2.1 
 2. George, Quebec K.2.0 
 3. Bailey, Vermont FH1.7 
 4. Crookshank, Halif.1.7 
 5. Thomas, Maryland.1.5 
 6. Mims, Lawton Ft.SC1.3 
 7. Marshall, Lawton F.1.3 
 8. Mazur, Halifax R.1.1 
 9. Daniels, Lawton F.1.1 
 10. Bailey, Rocheste.1.0 


Standings
PBL Standings
 1. Capitanes 9-1 
 2. Halifax R. 8-2 
 3. Lawton Ft.SC 6-2 
 4. Rochester R. 6-3 
 5. Vermont FH 3-4 
 6. Buffalo S. 3-7 
 7. Manchester 3-7 
 8. Maryland G. 2-7 
 9. Quebec Kebs 1-8 


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PBA Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Mark CARDONA
  Talk N Text
  (180-G/F-81)
  Avg: 19.4
 1. Cardona, Talk N.19.4 
 2. Santos, San Miguel18.1 
 3. Williams, Santa Lucia17.9 
 4. Yap, Purefoods16.5 
 5. Mercado, Rain o.16.4 
 6. Miller, Alaska15.8 
 7. Tubid, Ginebra15.7 
 8. Alapag, Talk N Text15.5 
 9. Norwood, Rain o.14.9 
 10. Raymundo, Puref.14.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kelly WILLIAMS
  Santa Lucia
  (198-F-82)
  Avg: 14.6
 1. Williams, Santa Lucia14.6 
 2. Taulava, Coca-Cola12.5 
 3. Santos, San Miguel10.2 
 4. Reavis, Purefoods9.0 
 5. Carey, Talk N Text8.9 
 6. Pingris, Purefoods8.2 
 7. Devance, Alaska8.0 
 8. Pena, San Miguel7.8 
 9. Alonzo, Barako Bull7.4 
 10. Reyes, Rain o.7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Alex CABAGNOT
  Burger King
  (183-G-82)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Cabagnot, Coca-Cola5.9 
 2. Helterbrand, Gineb.5.1 
 3. Alapag, Talk N Text4.9 
 4. Villanueva, San M.4.8 
 5. Mercado, Rain o.4.6 
 6. Reyes, Santa Lucia4.6 
 7. Taulava, Coca-Cola4.5 
 8. Miller, Alaska4.3 
 9. Tenorio, Alaska4.2 
 10. Castro, Talk N Text4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Ryan REYES
  Santa Lucia
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Reyes, Santa Lucia2.1 
 2. Williams, Santa Lucia1.7 
 3. Artadi, Purefoods1.5 
 4. Buenafe, Burger K.1.4 
 5. Norwood, Rain o.1.4 
 6. Lanete, Burger King1.4 
 7. Caguioa, Ginebra1.3 
 8. Tenorio, Alaska1.3 
 9. Castro, Talk N Text1.3 
 10. Dimaunahan, Barako B.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Ali PEEK
  Talk N Text
  (194-F-75)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Peek, Talk N Text1.4 
 2. Santos, San Miguel1.4 
 3. Quinahan, Burger K.1.3 
 4. Thoss, Alaska1.1 
 5. Maierhofer, Puref.1.0 
 6. Reavis, Purefoods1.0 
 7. Hrabak, Rain o.0.8 
 8. Aquino, Santa Lucia0.8 
 9. Belga, Burger King0.8 
 10. Norwood, Rain o.0.8 


PBA Semifinals: Alaska grabs 3-0 lead, 2-1 for San Miguel - by Eurobasket News
Ginebra - Alaska 88-91
Alaska pulled off a scary 91-88 win over Barangay Ginebra in Game 3 to take a commanding 3-0 lead in their best-of-7 semifinal series of the KFC-PBA Philippine Cup Sunday night at the Araneta Coliseum. Reynel Hugnatan came up with a huge defensive rebound that helped the Aces to secure the victory and move to a win away of returning to the All-Filipino finals. LA Tenorio (178-G-84) and Tony dela Cruz each had 15 points for Alaska, which almost blew a 23-point lead in the final 8 minutes of the game as the Kings staged a furious rally led by Mark Caguioa (188-G-79, college: Glendale CC (AZ)). Joe Devance and Willie Miller contributed 13 and 10 markers respectively for the Aces. 'We had everything going our way but we fell asleep, thinking the game was over,' said Alaska head coach Tim Cone as his wards was comfortably ahead at 88-65 with 8:07 remaining in the game. 'We just stopped playing and luckily we made some defensive stops after losing our poise and composure in the end,' he added. Mark Borborang delivered the biggest lead for a Alaska with a jumper, 88-65, before the Kings took advantage of the Aces' sloppy defense and unloaded a 23-2 run capped by Caguioa's lay-up to move closer at 88-90 with 33.8 seconds remaining. Alaska was 0-of-7 and had 7 turnovers in that stretch, including the last one committed by Tenorio who fumbled the ball. Ronald Tubid had the chance to tie the game but was fouled by Jaffrey Cariaso while attempting for a lay-up with 9.5 second left in the game. Tubid, a 70-percent shooter from the foul line, succumbed to pressure and missed both free throws. Hugnatan, who was inserted back by Cone, secured the defensive board and was fouled by Tubid. The 6'5 forward missed his first bonus but sank the second one to give the Aces a 91-88 with 7.7 seconds on the game clock. Caguioa tried to send the game in overtime but his three-point attempt was way off the mark as the Kings fell to 0-3 hole. No team in PBA history has able to recover from that deficit. Wit the victory, the Aces need one more victory to return to the finals. Alaska lost to Talk N Text last Philippine Cup finals in seven games. 'There are only a few sweeps in the league and winning Game 4 (after 3-0 lead) is always difficult,' said Cone. 'The good news now is it sets us up in the next game that we can't let our guards down.' Caguioa led the Kings with 20 points 9 rebounds and 6 steals. JC Intal, Sunday Salvacion and Jayjay Helterbrand each had 12 markers for Ginebra. - Courtesy of www.abs-cbnnews.com

San Miguel - Purefoods 88-76
San Miguel Beer, meanwhile, grabbed a 2-1 lead in their own semifinal series against Purefoods Tender Juicy with an 88-76 victory in Game 3. Jay Washington (206-C-81, college: Eckerd) and Dondon Hontiveros (188-G-77) each had 15 points for the Beermen, who took an early 24-12 lead in the first quarter and never relinquished the big lead. Arwind Santos contributed 13 points and 13 rebounds while Jonas Villanueva and Mike Cortez each had 10 for San Miguel. 'The commitment to play defense was there unlike in the previous game,' said Beermen head coach Siot Tanquingcen. 'Hopefully hindi maging complacent ulit sa Game 4.' After taking the series opener, 99-83, the Beermen bowed to the Giants in the next game, 84-103 last Friday. Nino Canaleta (196-F-82) and James each had 14 points for Puregoods, which shot 2-of-23 from the three-point area. 'There's a glaring stat for tonight's game which was our inability to shoot from the three-point line. That's the story of the game,' said Giants head coach Ryan Gregorio. - Courtesy of www.abs-cbnnews.com



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  POLAND   


DBE Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Michael WRIGHT
  PGE Turow
  (203-F-80)
  Avg: 20.4
 1. Wright, PGE Turow20.4 
 2. Day, ISS Sportino20.1 
 3. Scott, ISS Sportino20.0 
 4. Swanson, AZS K.19.0 
 5. Mays, Znicz18.8 
 6. Chappell, Znicz18.4 
 7. Logan, Assec.Pr.18.0 
 8. Williamson, Znicz17.9 
 9. Weeden, Polpharma17.0 
 10. Okafor, Polpharma16.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Darrell HARRIS
  SKK Kotwica
  (208-C-84)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Harris, SKK K.11.3 
 2. Daniels, Energa C.8.8 
 3. Chappell, Znicz8.3 
 4. Kuzminskas, Trefl S.8.3 
 5. Kesicki, ISS S.8.0 
 6. Ibrahim, ISS S.7.9 
 7. Bigus, ISS Sportino7.9 
 8. Okafor, Polpharma7.5 
 9. NaNa, Polonia Azbud7.3 
 10. Bigus, Polonia 20117.1 
Assists Per Game
 Krzysztof SZUBARGA
  Anwil
  (182-G-84)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Szubarga, Anwil6.6 
 2. Loyd, Stal SW5.9 
 3. Smith, SKK Kotwica5.0 
 4. Swanson, AZS K.5.0 
 5. Logan, Assec.Pr.4.9 
 6. Brazelton, Energa C.4.9 
 7. Ewing, Assec.Pr.4.6 
 8. Joyce, Anwil4.1 
 9. Hughes, Polonia .4.1 
 10. Hawkins, Trefl S.3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Quinton DAY
  ISS Sportino
  (185-G-84)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Day, ISS Sportino2.4 
 2. Majewski, Polph.2.4 
 3. Godbold, Stal SW2.4 
 4. Logan, Assec.Pr.2.3 
 5. Swanson, AZS K.2.3 
 6. Chappell, Znicz2.2 
 7. Angley, Polpharma2.1 
 8. Szubarga, Anwil2.0 
 9. Navickas, AZS K.1.9 
 10. Mays, Znicz1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Leszek KARWOWSKI
  Polonia 2011
  (209-F-75)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Karwowski, Polonia .1.9 
 2. Wallace, PGE Turow1.8 
 3. Kesicki, ISS S.1.6 
 4. Harris, SKK K.1.4 
 5. Misiewicz, Znicz1.1 
 6. Wyka, Znicz1.1 
 7. Sullivan, Anwil0.9 
 8. Lapeta, Assec.Pr.0.9 
 9. Kuzminskas, Trefl S.0.9 
 10. Bigus, ISS Sportino0.8 


Stats Leaders - 1Liga
Points Per Game
 Tomasz CELEJ
  Start Lublin
  (198-F/G-78)
  Avg: 22.4
 1. Celej, Start Lublin22.4 
 2. Sterenga, Gornik W.20.8 
 3. Pacocha, Big Star18.4 
 4. Pluta, MOSiR K.17.8 
 5. Flieger, Zastal ZG17.1 
 6. Mazur, Spojnia S.17.0 
 7. Weatherspoon, Znicz B.16.6 
 8. Storozynski, Asec.P.16.4 
 9. Piechowicz, MMKS D.16.0 
 10. Kulikowski, Zubry15.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Tomasz WOJDYLA
  Zastal ZG
  (201-F-77)
  Avg: 11.8
 1. Wojdyla, Sudety JG11.8 
 2. Sterenga, Gornik W.10.5 
 3. Lisewski, MMKS D.10.0 
 4. Storozynski, Asec.P.9.8 
 5. Grudzinski, Spojn.9.4 
 6. Kulikowski, Zubry9.3 
 7. Mis, Siarka T.8.6 
 8. Kwiatkowski, Start L.8.4 
 9. Nowak, Sudety JG8.1 
 10. Dluski, LKS Lodz7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Marcin STOKLOSA
  Spojnia S.
  (188-G-77)
  Avg: 8
 1. Stoklosa, Spojn.8.0 
 2. Sikora, Start Lublin6.8 
 3. Ecka, Znicz Basket5.9 
 4. Trepka, LKS Lodz5.1 
 5. Baran, Siarka T.4.9 
 6. Basinski, MMKS D.4.9 
 7. Rapucha, Zubry4.6 
 8. Glapinski, Sokol L.4.5 
 9. Pacocha, Big Star4.4 
 10. Mordzak, Asec.Pro.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Marcin FLIEGER
  Zastal ZG
  (182-G-84)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Flieger, Zastal ZG3.2 
 2. Marciniak, Siarka T.2.8 
 3. Szpyrka, Siarka T.2.8 
 4. Nowak, Znicz B.2.6 
 5. Krupa, Siarka T.2.5 
 6. Sikora, Start Lublin2.5 
 7. Sikora, Asec.Pro.2.5 
 8. Chodkiewicz, Zastal Z.2.4 
 9. Basinski, MMKS D.2.3 
 10. Koszuta, Spojnia S.2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Rafal KULIKOWSKI
  Zubry
  (204-C-85)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Kulikowski, Zubry2.5 
 2. Lisewski, MMKS D.2.4 
 3. Milewski, AZS A.2.0 
 4. Mis, Siarka T.1.5 
 5. Marculewicz, Zubry1.3 
 6. Nowak, Znicz B.1.1 
 7. Salamonik, Big Star1.1 
 8. Barycz, Siarka T.1.1 
 9. Jarmakowicz, Zastal Z.1.1 
 10. Pisarczyk, Siarka T.1.0 


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  PORTUGAL   


All-Star North versus South - by Hugo Carvalho
Public already voted and chose their favorite players to shine on the Day of the Stars (16 February) in the town of Guarda.

The players chosen are:

North:
Jose Costa (187-G-73)
Brandon Dagans (185-G, college: Lewis)
Marco Gonalves (Casino Ginasio)
Jaime Silva (187-G-80)
Rod Nealy (198-F-80, agency: Gross Zeev ISA, college: Houston Baptist) (Vitoria)
Miguel Miranda (205-F-78)
John Waller (193-F-82, college: ODU) (Ovarense)
Carlos Andrade (197-F-78, college: Queens (NC))
Gregory Stempin (203-F-79, agency: Duran International, college: Toledo)
Andre Bessa (179-G-89) (FC Porto)
Nate Daniels (201-F-83, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Mountain St.) (Illiabum)
John Smith (203-F-84, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement, college: Winona St.) (Vagos)
Coach: Moncho Lopez (agency: Interperformances ) (F. C. Porto)

South:
Diogo Carreira (180-G-78)
Sergio Ramos (200-F-76)
Elvis Evora (205-C-78, agency: Global Sports Plaza)
Joao Santos (205-C-79, college: Nevada) (Benfica)
Austen Powers (203-F-87, agency: Tank Sports, college: Seattle) (Fisica)
Manuel Johnson (201-F-83, agency: Court Side, college: Tex.A&M-Comm.)
Fernando Sousa (192-F/G-81) (Academica)
Ricardo de Bem (210-F/C-84, college: Oklahoma City) (Sampaense)
Pedro Pinto (186-G-88)
Miguel Graca (186-G-87)
Shane Clark (201-F-85, agency: Interperformances, college: Villanova) (Barreirense)
Mario Fernandes (176-G-82, agency: Duran International) (CAB Madeira)
Coach: Norberto Alves (Acadmica)

Releases 3 points:
Devon Austin (198-F-87, college: Manhattan) (Casino Ginasio)
Jaime Silva (Vitoria)
Miguel Miranda (Ovarense)
Carlos Andrade (F. C. Porto)
Nate Daniels (Illiabum)
Fernando Martins (187-G/F-86) (Vagos))
Joao Santos (Benfica)
Austen Powers (Fisica)
Fernando Sousa (Academica)
Alexandre Gama (184-G-76) (Sampaense)
Miguel Graca (Barreirense)
Mario Fernandes (CAB Madeira)



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  ROMANIA   


Stats Leaders - Men
Points Per Game
 O''Darien BASSETT
  Craiova
  (188-G-86)
  Avg: 22.4
 1. Bassett, Craiova22.4 
 2. Krstanovic, U.Mobi.20.6 
 3. Bubanja, Brasov19.1 
 4. Mack, Steaua T.19.0 
 5. Peciukas, Mures19.0 
 6. Pesic, Timisoara18.8 
 7. Santana, Municipal B.18.3 
 8. Dawson, Gladiato.17.9 
 9. Lawrence, U.Mobite.17.8 
 10. Dzambic, Timisoara17.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Virgil CARUTASU
  Ploiesti
  (204-C-76)
  Avg: 10.1
 1. Carutasu, Ploiesti10.1 
 2. Krstanovic, U.Mobi.8.9 
 3. Masiulis, Mures8.8 
 4. Paltinisanu, Timis.8.7 
 5. Smith, CSU Sibiu7.8 
 6. Mijajlovic, Munici.7.6 
 7. Popescu, Steaua T.7.5 
 8. Dragusin, Pitesti7.4 
 9. Bubanja, Brasov7.4 
 10. Nicoara, Gaz Metan7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Jarrett HOWELL
  Gaz Metan
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Howell, Gaz Metan5.7 
 2. Dzambic, Timisoara5.2 
 3. Cooley, Mures5.1 
 4. Cuic, U.Mobitel.CN4.8 
 5. Fometescu, Dinamo B.4.6 
 6. Helcioiu, Municipa.4.5 
 7. Howard, Gladiato.4.4 
 8. Mladenovic, Brasov4.4 
 9. Dawson, Gladiato.4.3 
 10. Bassett, Craiova4.3 
Steals Per Game
 JuJuan COOLEY
  Mures
  (175-G-82)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Cooley, Mures2.9 
 2. Howell, Gaz Metan2.7 
 3. Johnson, CSU Sibiu2.6 
 4. Maric, Oradea2.3 
 5. Mitchell, Gaz Metan2.3 
 6. Medvedj, U.Mobite.2.1 
 7. Hargrove, Ploiesti2.1 
 8. Timus, Steaua T.2.1 
 9. Dawson, Gladiato.2.1 
 10. Tyner, Rovinari2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Arturas MASIULIS
  Mures
  (210-C-80)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Masiulis, Mures2.2 
 2. Lazar, Oradea2.0 
 3. Dragovic, Craiova1.8 
 4. Dragusin, Pitesti1.6 
 5. Rhymer, Gaz Metan1.0 
 6. Pantelic, Steaua T.1.0 
 7. Vajda, Mures1.0 
 8. Roland, CSU Sibiu0.8 
 9. Harris, Craiova0.8 
 10. Lawrence, U.Mobite.0.8 


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  SERBIA   


FMP is the winner of Belgrade Nike International Junior Tournament - by Eurobasket News
For the third year in a row, the winner of the Belgrade Nike International Junior Tournament is none other than host FMP, which downed INSEP 77-69 in Sunday's title game. FMP's victory will make one other team happy, too. Due to the fact that FMP is the reigning continental champion, and therefore had already been invited to the Nike International Junior Tournament in Paris, France from May 6 to 9, the automatic qualification it would have earned on Sunday will become a wild card to be awarded to another junior team. For the Nike International Junior Tournament in Paris, which takes place during the 2010 Euroleague Final Four, FMP joins two previous tournament winners who qualified earlier, Zalgiris Kaunas from the Citta di Roma in the Italian capital in late December and Cajasol from the Ciutat de L'Hospitalet tournament in Spain in early January. After a tight first half on Sunday, FMP used a 14-1 run over a nine-minute stretch after halftime to take control on the way to a comfortable victory. FMP was led by forward Nikola Siladi (206-F-92), the tournament MVP, who scored 12 points and added 6 rebounds in the title match. He finished with four-game averages of 13.4 points, 7 rebounds and 2 blocks. The all-tournament team also included INSEP guard Mathis Keita (192-G-92) (13.2 ppg., 5.6 apg. and 4.2 rpg.), Philipp Neumann (209-C-92) of Brose Baskets (25.3 ppg., 8 rpg. and 2 bpg.), Buducnost forward Luka Radovic (200-G-92) (15.6 ppg.,12.2 rpg.) and Luka Mitrovic (202-F-93) of Hemofarm Stada (15 ppg., 6.8 rpg.) INSEP's Hugo Invernizzi (194-F-93) won the three-point shootout contest while Siladi also won the dunk contest. Earlier, Buducnost beat Partizan 68-64 for third place.


BELGRADE TOURNAMENT, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, DAY 1

Buducnost vs. FMP 64-93
Asvel Basket vs. Crvena Zvezda 80-76
INSEP vs. KK Hemofarm Stada 100-96
Partizan vs. Brose Baskets 83-71
FMP vs. Asvel Basket 99-67
Crvena Zvezda vs. Buducnost 75-81
Brose Baskets vs. INSEP 44-83
KK Hemofarm Stada vs. Partizan 62-71



BELGRADE TOURNAMENT, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13, DAY 2

Crvena Zvezda vs. FMP 45-88
Buducnost vs. Asvel Basket 87-81
Partizan vs. INSEP 56-58
Brose Baskets vs. KK Hemofarm Stada 51-63
4-8: Asvel Basket (A3) vs. Brose Baskets (B4) 56-65
4-8: Hemofarm (B3) vs. Crvena Zvezda (A4) 81-75
Semifinal: FMP (A1) vs. Partizan (B2) 71-58
Semifinal: INSEP (B1) vs. Buducnost (A2) 73-61



BELGRADE TOURNAMENT, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14, DAY 3

5th Place: Brose Baskets vs. Hemofarm Stada 72-83
7th Place: Asvel Basket vs. Crvena Zvezda 80-77
3rd Place: Partizan vs. Buducnost 64-68
FINAL: FMP vs. INSEP 77-69



GROUP A
FMP 3-0, +104
KK Buducnost 2-1, -17
Asvel Basket 1-2, -34
BC Crvena Zvezda 0-3, -53

GROUP B
INSEP 3-0, +45
Partizan Belgrade 2-1, +19
KK Hemofarm Stada 1-2, -1
Brose Baskets 0-3, -63


Courtesy of Euroleague


Standings - A Liga
A Standings
 1. Borac 16-5 
 2. Metalac 15-6 
 3. Beograd 14-7 
 4. Tamis 14-7 
 5. Vojvodina 13-8 
 6. Novi Sad 12-9 
 7. Proleter Naft. 12-9 
 8. Napredak 11-10 
 9. Mega Vizura 10-11 
 10. Sloga 10-11 
 11. Masinac 9-12 
 12. Radnicki Basket 6-15 
 13. Ergonom 4-17 
 14. KG 06 1-20 
Will join on later stage:
 1. Radnicki K.
 2. Crvena Zvez.
 3. Partizan
 4. Hemofarm
 5. FMP


Stats Leaders - 1A
Points Per Game
 Vladimir PANIC
  Metalac
  (194-F-82)
  Avg: 18.8
 1. Panic, Metalac18.8 
 2. Markovic, Tamis17.7 
 3. Mladenovic, Ergon.17.1 
 4. Jorovic, Borac17.1 
 5. Markovic, Napredak16.9 
 6. Martinic, Vojvodina16.0 
 7. Micevic, Borac15.3 
 8. Vukosavljevi., Prolet.15.2 
 9. Rakic, Novi Sad15.1 
 10. Prolovic, Borac14.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aleksandar MLADENOVIC
  Ergonom
  (207-F/C-84)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Mladenovic, Ergon.7.5 
 2. Mikic, KG 066.9 
 3. Ljubojevic, Novi S.6.5 
 4. Lukovic, Radnic.6.4 
 5. Borovcanin, Sloga6.2 
 6. Jelovac, Mega V.6.2 
 7. Bosnjak, Vojvodina6.1 
 8. Dramicanin, Borac6.1 
 9. Marojevic, Metalac5.8 
 10. Pobric, Novi Sad5.7 
Assists Per Game
 Vid ZARKOVIC
  Proleter Naft.
  (189-G-75)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Zarkovic, Prolet.7.2 
 2. Rakic, Novi Sad4.4 
 3. Stefanovic, Metal.4.3 
 4. Korac, Beograd4.1 
 5. Martinic, Vojvodina4.1 
 6. Dimitrijevic, Sloga3.9 
 7. Djordjevic, Sloga3.7 
 8. Radulovic, Masinac3.5 
 9. Prolovic, Borac3.3 
 10. Tresac, Borac3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Goran MARTINIC
  Vojvodina
  (186-G-87)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Martinic, Vojvodina2.4 
 2. Vulin, Proleter Naft.2.2 
 3. Zarkovic, Prolet.1.9 
 4. Dundjerski, Beograd1.7 
 5. Djordjevic, Sloga1.7 
 6. Tomasevic, Vojvo.1.6 
 7. Tresac, Borac1.6 
 8. Kovacevic, Novi Sad1.6 
 9. Rakic, Novi Sad1.6 
 10. Stajic, Tamis1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Nikola MARAVIC
  Mega Vizura
  (212-C-89)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Maravic, Mega V.1.2 
 2. Buric, Tamis1.2 
 3. Lukovic, Radnic.1.2 
 4. Bircevic, Metalac1.1 
 5. Mladenovic, Ergon.1.1 
 6. Ljubojevic, Novi S.0.9 
 7. Dramicanin, Borac0.8 
 8. Arsic, Masinac0.8 
 9. Cvetkovic, Mega V.0.7 
 10. Bjegovic, Masinac0.7 


A League: Round 21 review - by Eurobasket News
Beograd - Mega Vizura 69-71
Mega Vizura grabbed 69-71 road win against Beograd, who dropped from second to third place. Stefan Stojacic (195-F-89) shined for the winners scoring 18 points. Stefan Jelovac (208-C-89, agency: Beo Basket) was behind him with 13. Branko Andzic answered with 15 points in defeat. Mega Vizura 10-11, Beograd 14-7.

KG 06 - Tamis 65-73
Tamis celebrated 14th victory of the season, joining Beograd on third place. Radovan Markovic (194-G-82) led the winning squad with 20 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Dejan Buric (204-C-81) had double-double of 14 points and 13 rebounds. Petar Beader shined in loss with 23 points.

Ergonom - Metalac 74-79
Metalac stays the second ranked team in the league with 15-6 record, while Ergonom dropped to 4-17. Nenad Kasabasic (190-G-84) top-scored for the guests with 17 points. Radenko Mihajlovic (187-G-85) delivered 21 points for the hosts.

Radnicki Basket - Napredak 86-81
Radnicki Basket grabbed valuable home win against Napredak, jumping to 6-15 in Serbian top division. Nikola Markovic (208-F/C-89) shined for the hosts with 24 points and 6 rebounds, while Ivan Smiljanic (198-F-89) added 19 points and 10 rebs. Visitors (11-10) got 22 points from Djordje Micic.

Sloga - Proleter Naft. 114-82
Sloga closed Round 21 with nice 114-82 home win against Proleter Naftagas. Vedran Borovcanin (201-F-85) stepped up for the hosts with 28 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Mladen Gambiroza (208-C-75, agency: 011 Sports) and Nemanja Dasic had 21 pts each, while Sasa Djordjevic added 20 points, plus 14 assists. Vid Zarkovic replied with 19 pts in loss. Sloga 10-11, Proleter 12-9.

Novi Sad - Vojvodina 80-67
Novi Sad celebrated 80-67 victory in the opening game of Round 21. Maksim Kovacevic (199-G/F-87) and Bojan Ljubojevic (205-F-78, agency: Beo Basket) stepped up for the hosts with 17 points each. Nenad Tomasevic had 18 pts in defeat. Novi Sad 12-9, Vojvodina 13-8.

Borac - Masinac 82-66
Borac was better than Masinac 82-66 staying on top of the standings with 16-5 record. Djordje Tresac (192-G/F-87) led the hosts with 23 points. Milan Bjegovic (211-C-81, agency: Promotex) replied with 22 points and 8 rebounds in Masinac (9-12).


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Olimpija brings back Modric - by Zeljko Zule
A more than decade after he first landed on the same team, CRO-SLO veteran Stipe Modric (206-F-79) is returning to Union Olimpija with a contract for the remainder of the season, the club announced today. Modric first played for Slovenian top team during the 1997-98 season and from 1999 to 2003. He Modric arrived from Polish club Anwil Wloclavek, for whom he averaged 6.7 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 19 games of PLK League last season.

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Stats Leaders-LEB Silver
Points Per Game
 Courtney PIGRAM
  Andorra
  (185-G-85)
  Avg: 17.6
 1. Pigram, Andorra17.6 
 2. Vereen, Rosalia16.5 
 3. Uriz, Santurtzi15.6 
 4. Barcelo, Plasencia15.4 
 5. Higgs, L''Hospitalet15.2 
 6. Thompson, ADT T.15.1 
 7. Ferrer, Cajasur .15.1 
 8. Johnson, Huesca14.8 
 9. Salson, Huesca14.8 
 10. Wolfram, Andorra14.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Shalawn MILLER
  Huelva
  (204-C/F-74)
  Avg: 9.4
 1. Miller, Huelva9.4 
 2. Thompson, ADT T.9.1 
 3. Howard, Guadalaj.8.7 
 4. Santana, Caja Rioja8.5 
 5. Williams, Matchmind7.9 
 6. Adams, Navarra7.4 
 7. Ausina, Matchmind7.3 
 8. Virgil, Alcazar7.2 
 9. Johnson, Huesca7.2 
 10. Griffin, Cajasur .7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Ricardo BUSCIGLIO
  Caja Rioja
  (185-G-86)
  Avg: 6
 1. Busciglio, Caja Rioja6.0 
 2. Castello, ADT T.4.9 
 3. Rufian, Huelva4.3 
 4. Gonzalez, Navarra4.2 
 5. Rodriguez, Rosalia4.1 
 6. Lopez, Coruna3.8 
 7. Marcos, Alcazar3.7 
 8. Alonso, Matchmind3.7 
 9. Cardenas, Qalat C.3.6 
 10. Canals, Alaior3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Jonathan BARCELO
  Plasencia
  (192-G-79)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Barcelo, Plasencia2.6 
 2. Gomez, Huelva2.4 
 3. Miller, Coruna2.3 
 4. Johnson, Huesca2.2 
 5. Pigram, Andorra2.2 
 6. Suka-Umu, Cajasur .2.1 
 7. Ott, Caja Rioja2.0 
 8. Bavosi, Promobys1.9 
 9. Martinez, Huelva1.9 
 10. Busciglio, Caja Rioja1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Kim ADAMS
  Navarra
  (203-F/C-82)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Adams, Navarra1.5 
 2. Byombo, Illescas1.3 
 3. Thompson, ADT T.1.2 
 4. Matali, Andorra1.2 
 5. Bain, ADT Tarragona1.2 
 6. De Santana, Caja R.1.0 
 7. Andrews, Huesca1.0 
 8. Sekulic, Plasencia0.9 
 9. Williams, Matchmind0.9 
 10. Miller, Huelva0.9 


Stats Leaders - LEB Gold
Points Per Game
 Darren PHILLIP
  CAI Zaragoza
  (201-F-78)
  Avg: 18.2
 1. Phillip, CAI Z.18.2 
 2. Morley, Burgos17.6 
 3. Riera, Mallorca17.4 
 4. Donaldson, La La.17.1 
 5. Roe, Tenerife16.6 
 6. Hughes, Leon16.3 
 7. Quinteros, CAI Z.15.9 
 8. Guillen, La Laguna15.7 
 9. Blanch, Mallorca15.0 
 10. Smith, Cornella14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jakim DONALDSON
  La Laguna
  (203-C/F-83)
  Avg: 10.6
 1. Donaldson, La La.10.6 
 2. Starosta, Melilla9.8 
 3. Sinanovic, Clin.Rin.9.1 
 4. Lima, Clin.Rincon8.4 
 5. Adrien, Breogan7.9 
 6. Arteaga, Palencia7.7 
 7. Ayon, Tenerife7.7 
 8. Humphrey, Leon7.5 
 9. Phillip, CAI Z.7.4 
 10. Padgett, La Palma7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Carlos CHERRY
  Caceres
  (184-G-79)
  Avg: 5.1
 1. Cherry, Caceres5.1 
 2. Ciorciari, Vive M.4.9 
 3. Mena, La Palma4.1 
 4. Mendiburu, CB Tarra.3.8 
 5. Perez, Cornella3.8 
 6. Jimenez, Melilla3.7 
 7. Garrido, La Laguna3.2 
 8. Rodriguez, CB Tarra.3.1 
 9. Lescano, CAI Z.3.0 
 10. Sabat, Girona3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Matias LESCANO
  CAI Zaragoza
  (196-G/F-79)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Lescano, CAI Z.3.2 
 2. Rabaseda, Cornella2.4 
 3. Blanch, Mallorca2.3 
 4. Fuentes, Clin.Rincon2.1 
 5. Ayon, Tenerife2.0 
 6. Quinteros, CAI Z.2.0 
 7. Perez, Cornella1.9 
 8. Boccia, Tenerife1.9 
 9. Morley, Burgos1.7 
 10. Xavier, Breogan1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrew NAYMICK
  Caceres
  (208-C-85)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Naymick, Caceres1.9 
 2. Sinanovic, Clin.Rin.1.9 
 3. Donaldson, La La.1.5 
 4. Diouf, CB Tarragona1.5 
 5. Samb, Cornella1.4 
 6. Ayon, Tenerife1.4 
 7. Joseph, Cornella1.3 
 8. Elonu, CAI Zaragoza1.3 
 9. Roe, Tenerife1.1 
 10. Mirotic, Palencia0.9 


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Stats Leaders - Basketligan
Points Per Game
 Gordon WATT
  Uppsala
  (198-F-86)
  Avg: 20.3
 1. Watt, Uppsala20.3 
 2. Klaric, Eco Orebro20.1 
 3. McKnight, Plannja19.8 
 4. Rush, Gothia Basket19.0 
 5. Palm, Boras18.8 
 6. Sigurdarson, Sunds.18.1 
 7. Spagrud, Sundsvall16.2 
 8. Nystrom, Boras15.8 
 9. Gervin, Norrkoping15.7 
 10. Carter, Gothia B.15.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Michael PALM
  Boras
  (208-C-79)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Palm, Boras10.5 
 2. Konare, Jamtland10.3 
 3. Watt, Uppsala9.3 
 4. Spagrud, Sundsvall8.9 
 5. Akingbade, Jamtl.8.6 
 6. Rush, Gothia Basket8.4 
 7. Djordjic, Soder.7.8 
 8. Mottram, Gothia B.7.5 
 9. Akesson, Plannja7.5 
 10. Jonzen, Uppsala7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Andrew PLEICK
  Eco Orebro
  (196-G-80)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Pleick, Eco Orebro6.3 
 2. Levin, Sundsvall5.8 
 3. Grant, Norrkoping5.7 
 4. Mbemba, Solna5.4 
 5. Chuk, Sodertalje5.2 
 6. Carter, Gothia B.4.6 
 7. Mitchell, Solna4.5 
 8. Gervin, Norrkoping4.3 
 9. McKnight, Plannja3.9 
 10. Sigurdarson, Sunds.3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Rhys CARTER
  Gothia Basket
  (190-G-84)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Carter, Gothia B.2.8 
 2. Chuk, Sodertalje2.3 
 3. McKnight, Plannja2.1 
 4. Mbemba, Solna2.0 
 5. Mitchell, Solna2.0 
 6. Grant, Norrkoping2.0 
 7. Hellgren, Jamtland1.9 
 8. Person, Uppsala1.8 
 9. Pleick, Eco Orebro1.8 
 10. Gervin, Norrkoping1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Joakim KJELLBOM
  Norrkoping
  (213-C/F-79)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Kjellbom, Norrkoping1.9 
 2. Rosendahl, Plannja1.8 
 3. Palm, Boras1.6 
 4. Konare, Jamtland1.5 
 5. Ayuba, Norrkoping1.2 
 6. Rush, Gothia Basket1.2 
 7. Drains, Norrkoping0.9 
 8. Akesson, Plannja0.8 
 9. Spagrud, Sundsvall0.8 
 10. Walker, Sodertalje0.8 


Basketligan: Round 35 review - by Eurobasket News
Boras - Uppsala 74-79
It was a good round for away teams in Swedish Basketligan as they managed to win 3 out of 4 matches. Uppsala visited Boras and managed to record 79-79 away win. Anton Gaddefors (200-F-89) led the winning side with 34 points. He was followed by Fredrik Jonzen (207-C/F-78, college: Oklahoma St.) and Gordon Watt who chipped in 15 points apiece. For hosts, Michael Palm poured in 25 points while Jim Nystorm followed with 17.

Eco Orebro - Solna 58-69
Solna stole one from Eco Orbero, winning the contest 58-69. Andrew Mitchell (181-G-79, college: Kent St.) had 21 points for the visitors. Saulius Dumbliauskas (202-C-81, agency: Court Side, college: St.Bonaventure) added 13 while Rudy Mbemba finished the night with 11 points. For Eco Orebro, Jesper Andresson and Drazen Klaric stood out with 17 and 15 points respectively.

Plannja - Jamtland 75-76
Plannja and Jamtland played a thriller of a game in which Jamtlad players had more sports luck winning the game 75-76. Dokun Akingbade (207-F-84, college: George Washington) was exceptional for visitors with 21 points, while Issa Konare (202-F-80, agency: Warren Sports International, college: High Point) contributed double-double of 16 points and 16 rebounds. On the other side, hosts got 15 points from Brandon McKnight while Hakan Larsson, John Rosendahl and Cristoffer Ryan all added 13 points each.

Sundsvall - 08 92-68
Sundsvall was the only team to record home win, as they rolled over 08 Stockholm 92-68. Andrew Spagrud (203-F-85) led the rout with 22 points while Jakob Sigurdarson (192-G-82, college: Birmingham Souther) and Brandon Barton added 18 and 15 points respectively. For 08 Stockholm, Nils Hedstorm had 18 points in loss.


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Stats Leaders LNA
Points Per Game
 Samuel HINES
  SAM Massagno
  (199-F/G-70)
  Avg: 20.9
 1. Hines, SAM M.20.9 
 2. Thomas, Lausanne19.8 
 3. Hollins, Starwings19.6 
 4. Brown, Starwings19.1 
 5. Hamilton, SAM M.19.0 
 6. Volcy, Monthey18.3 
 7. Schneiderman., SAV V.17.6 
 8. Bradley, MGS17.5 
 9. Abukar, Lugano T.17.4 
 10. Johnson, BBC Nyon16.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marcus SLOAN
  Starwings
  (205-F-82)
  Avg: 11.1
 1. Sloan, Starwings11.1 
 2. Grimm, SAM M.9.7 
 3. Flowers, Lausanne9.6 
 4. Thompson, Lausanne9.6 
 5. Volcy, Monthey9.2 
 6. Gugino, Boncourt8.9 
 7. Southall, BBC Nyon8.9 
 8. VanderMeer, Lugano T.7.7 
 9. Vogt, Fribourg7.3 
 10. Sanders, Lugano T.7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Vernard HOLLINS
  Starwings
  (190-G-80)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Hollins, Starwings6.3 
 2. Monroe, Boncourt5.6 
 3. Lukovic, SAV V.5.6 
 4. Wooten, Boncourt5.0 
 5. Bradley, MGS5.0 
 6. Stein, Lugano T.5.0 
 7. Pleux-D., Lausanne4.9 
 8. Walton, Lugano T.4.9 
 9. Gray, SAM Massagno4.8 
 10. Johnson, BBC Nyon4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Vernon HAMILTON
  Mykolaiv
  (183-G-84)
  Avg: 5
 1. Hamilton, SAM M.5.0 
 2. Gray, SAM Massagno2.9 
 3. Gugino, Boncourt2.7 
 4. Stein, Lugano T.2.6 
 5. Gibson, SAV Vacallo2.5 
 6. Volcy, Monthey2.5 
 7. Tshomba, Boncourt2.4 
 8. Jaquier, Starwings2.3 
 9. Dacevic, SAV V.2.3 
 10. Lukovic, SAV V.2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Alex THOMPSON
  Lausanne
  (208-F-85)
  Avg: 4
 1. Thompson, Lausanne4.0 
 2. Southall, BBC Nyon3.3 
 3. VanderMeer, Lugano T.2.8 
 4. Sloan, Starwings1.4 
 5. Niang, MGS1.3 
 6. Sanders, Lugano T.1.2 
 7. Gilmore, MGS1.2 
 8. Volcy, Monthey1.1 
 9. Vogt, Fribourg1.1 
 10. Gugino, Boncourt1.0 


LNA Round: 25 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Starwings - Lausanne 104-75
Starwings cruised past Lausanne at home court. Vernard Hollins (190-G-80, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Wright St.) stepped up with 30 points, 9 assists and 5 boards to lead the winners. Tony Brown accounted for 16 points for Starwings. Charly Pleux-Decollognes responded with 17 points for Lausanne.

Monthey - Geneva Devils 83-66
Monthey prevailed against Geneva Devils to earn the 11th win. Sebastien Maio (190-G-78) and Steeve Louissaint notched 13 points each to lead Monthey. Rashard Lee responded with 19 points for the Devils.

MGS - BBC Nyon 86-78
MGS registered just the second victory in the championship as they tamed Nyon. Ryan Randle (206-F-81, college: Maryland) fired 24 points and grabbed 8 rebounds to pace the charge. Brian Gilmore added 23 points and 10 rebounds in the winning effort. Austin Johnson and Josh Almanson responded with 17 points each for Nyon as they fell at 13-10 record.

Lugano Tigers - Fribourg 71-68
Lugano Tigers perfromed some well-balanced offense en route to a tough home win against Fribourg. Mohammed Abukar (208-F-85, agency: Interperformances, college: San Diego St.) nailed 17 points and grabbed 8 rebounds for the hosts. Michael Efevberha contributed 14 points in the win. Edwin Draughan replied with 31 points and 6 rebounds for Fribourg.

SAV Vacallo - SAM Massagno 83-76
Vacallo cleared off on top of the ladder after they held off visiting SAM Massagno. Matt Schneidermann (205-F/C-81, college: N.Iowa) stepped up with 26 points and 10 rebounds for the reigning champions. Rickey Gibson added 21 points in the victory. Samuel Hines responded with 30 points for SAM Massagno.



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  SYRIA   


Interview with : Vladimir Bosnjak - by Emile Aaji
E.A. Coach you read what is going on in Jordan this year. Country which got qualified first time in history to World Cup has so many problems with management of federation and leadership in basketball there. Since you worked there last year and got award Coach of Year 2009. could you say something more about situation there!
V.B.Wrong conclusions from the beginning. People from their federation ( president, general manager etc... ) resigned before they went to Asian Championship and got qualified for World Cup. That means they


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Savio seal extra-time win over Chang'ombe - by Carlos Pereira
By Oliver Albert from http://www.thecitizen.co.tz

Front-runners Savio refreshed their lead in the ongoing Regional Basketball League after posting a 73-63 victory over Chang'ombe United at the National Indoor Stadium late Sunday.

The thrilling encounter saw them teams tying 57-57 at the end of normal time before Savio used well the 5-minute extra time to secure the victory.
Chang'ombe United had looked certain to win the encounter after leading the first two quarters. Banking on Adam Jegame and Mohamed Makani's lethal partnership, they eased into halftime with a 33-21 lead.
Savio's three-pointer Mohamedy Yusuph and George Tarimo fought hard in the third quarter, managing to force a 42-point stalemate at the end of the third quarter.
Chang'ombe could have won 57-55 five seconds to the stoppage time, but for the foul committed by their player Mohamed Mbwana. Mohamed Yusuf converted to force the game into extra time.
Savio converted their points through George Tarimo who penned 24, and Mohamed Yusuf who added 20, while Chang'ombe United's Jegame tallied 17 points.

In the second match at the venue, ABC played impressively to beat Tanzania Prisons 83-71.
ABC, who had opened a 33-30 gap by the end of the first half, went on claim the victory with additional 50 points in the remaining two quarters.
Haleluya Kavalambi, who carded 27 points for the winners, was the match's top scorer followed by his teammate Godfrey Shangwe who scored 23 points.
TZ Prisons Richard Rover registered 12 points while his teammate John Damas added 9.


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TEKNOSA Turkish Cup is beginning. - by Baha Kurtulus
TEKNOSA Turkish Cup Eight-Finals will be held in Yuregir Sport Hall Adana on 19th-21st February 2010.

Eight-Finals pairings, 19th February 2010

14:00 Pinar Karsiyaka - Mersin Buyuk Sehir Belediyesi
16:15 Besiktas Cola Turka -Bornova Belediyesi
18:30 Banvit - Efes Pilsen
20:45 Fenerbahce Ulker - Turk Telekom


Lots of semifinals will be drawn after matches are being played.

Semi Finals, 20th February 2010



Final, 21st February 2010


http://www.teknosaturkiyekupasi.org/2010/ekup/index.asp



TB2L: Round 17 review - by Eurobasket News
Group A
Gelisim - Vestel 79-92
Nice road win for Vestel, whose leading player was Derrick Davenport (208-C-78, agency: EM-PA, college: TCU) with 21 points and 8 rebounds. Rahim Rizvanoglu (183-G-86) and Emre Ozpulat secured a great help combining 35 points and 18 rebounds. Marquise Gray shined in loss with monster double-double of 33 points and 15 rebounds.

Duzce Genclik - Beykoz 83-53
Duzce Genclik destroyed Beykoz getting double-double of 24 points and 14 rebounds from James Hairston (203-F-84, college: Towson). Erman Demirer (88) and Baris Erdogan netted 13 and 12 points respectively. In the loosing squad, Kenan Tutuncu delivered 16 pts.

Trabzonspor - Istanbul B.B. 78-62
Trabzon celebrated an easy win against Istanbul BB, mostly owing to Eddy Fobbs (211-C-80, college: Sam Houston St.) and Caner Oner (200-F-87), who scored 14 points each. Fobbs pulled down 12 rebounds beside that. Serkan Ozver replied with 20 points in defeat.

Yeni Nesil - Orman Genc 65-85
Orman Genc cruised past Yeni Nesil on the road having four players with double-digits in scoring. Ertun Bozkurt (198-F-75) led the way with 15, while Emre Yavuklu (88) added 3 points less than him. The hosts got 11 points and 6 rebounds from Jamar McKnight.

Hacettepe Un. - Selcuk Univ. 70-59
Hacettepe was better than Selcuk mostly owing to Ali Kavaklioglu (186-G-86), who scored 22 points. Jermaine Dearman (202-F/C-80, agency: Warren Sports International, college: S.Illinois) also demonstrated nice performance in this game collecting 16 points and 7 boards. For the guests, Colkan Ertetik netted 13 points.

Pertevniyal - Final Genclik 93-75
Ali Isik stepped up for Pertevniyal with impressive 23 points and 20 rebounds. Orhan Haciyeva (89) is another player with great role in victory having 23 points and 10 boards. Guven Esmer (193-G-80, agency: EM-PA) replied with 14 points and 7 rebounds in loss.

Group B
Genc Telekom - Genc Banvit 87-80
Genc Telekom was better than Genc Banvit mostly owing to Can Ugur Ogut (92) and Pertev Onguner (192-G-91), who drained 22 points each. Mirat Goktas followed them with 18 pts. In loss, Ekenechukwu Ibekwe shined with 28 points and 11 boards.

Olin Genclik - Yesilyurt 72-59
Olin Genclik celebrated comfortable win against Yesilyurt getting 21 points and 11 rebounds from David Dixon (211-C-78, agency: Priority Sports, college: Washington). Derya Yannier (191-G-85) had 15 and Caner Ercan helped with 11 points, plus 6 rebounds. Yesilyurt got 15 pts from Can Uzun.

ITU - Optimum TED 68-77
Optimum TED handed 68-77 loss to ITU despite 20 points by each Mustafa Abi (197-G-79) and Tolga Tekinalp (202-F-74, agency: 1x1 Sports). Kaan Memisoglu led the winners in scoring with 21 points. Benson Egemonye was the MVP of this game with fantastic 20 points and 24 boards.

Usak - Akhisar Bld 69-82
Akhisar celebrated nice 69-82 road win against Usak getting 22 points and 20 rebounds from Tyrone Nelson (206-F-85, college: N.Mexico St.). Hilmi Cantopcu (195-F-83) secured a nice help scoring 21 points. For the hosts, Hasan Ozkan delivered 22 points and pulled down 8 rebounds.

TED Istanbul - Akcakoca P. 95-82
TED Istanbul celebrated 95-82 home win against Akcakoca thanks to wonderful performance by Jermont Horton (198-G-83, college: Rutgers-Newark), who nailed 35 points (6 rebs). Ersan Ozseven (205-F-83) was the second scorer in victory with 18 pts (9 rebs). In defeat, Albert Fisher collected 28 points.

Pamukkale - FMV Isikspor 79-82
FMV Isikspor celebrated valuable 79-82 road win against Pamukkale having three players with excellent performance. Can Mutaf (193-G-91) was the leading one with 20, Lutfi Demirhan (87, agency: EM-PA) had 29 and Adnan Sevda added 17 points, plus 8 rebounds. In the loosing squad, Cahit Turan collected 15 points and 8 rebounds.

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TB2L Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Albert FISHER
  Akcakoca P.
  (185-G-86)
  Avg: 24.3
 1. Fisher, Akcakoca P.24.3 
 2. Nelson, Akhisar Bld22.2 
 3. Haciyeva, Pertevniyal22.1 
 4. Abi, ITU21.7 
 5. Garrison, Pamuk.21.1 
 6. Curtis, Beykoz20.1 
 7. Hairston, Duzce G.19.7 
 8. Kan, Yesilyurt19.2 
 9. Eiukwu, Usak18.4 
 10. Karamahmut, Usak18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Thomas BROWN
  Yesilyurt
  (201-F-86)
  Avg: 12.9
 1. Brown, Yesilyurt12.9 
 2. Haciyeva, Pertevniyal12.1 
 3. Nelson, Akhisar Bld11.6 
 4. Egemonye, Optimum .11.6 
 5. Curtis, Beykoz11.4 
 6. Eiukwu, Usak11.2 
 7. Garrison, Pamuk.10.2 
 8. Gokay, Akcakoca P.9.9 
 9. Gray, Gelisim9.8 
 10. Meeking, Selcuk Univ.8.8 
Assists Per Game
 Sezgin ERIS
  Istanbul B.B.
  (185-G-85)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Eris, Istanbul B.B.5.8 
 2. Kan, Yesilyurt5.6 
 3. Ogut, Genc Telekom5.2 
 4. Gacemer, Gelisim4.8 
 5. Kavaklioglu, Hacett.4.8 
 6. Senol, Final Genclik4.7 
 7. Tutuncu, Beykoz4.5 
 8. Akyol, Olin Genclik4.4 
 9. Fisher, Akcakoca P.4.4 
 10. Hot, Akcakoca P.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Orhan HACIYEVA
  Darussafaka
  (--89)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Haciyeva, Pertevniyal3.1 
 2. Yavuklu, Orman G.2.5 
 3. Celebioglu, Genc B.2.4 
 4. Erdogan, Duzce G.2.2 
 5. Nelson, Akhisar Bld2.1 
 6. Mutaf, FMV I.2.1 
 7. Ozseven, TED I.2.0 
 8. Kan, Yesilyurt1.9 
 9. Gursu, Genc Banvit1.9 
 10. Kocamis, Gelisim1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Callistus EIUKWU
  Usak
  (208-F/C-85)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Eiukwu, Usak3.5 
 2. Ibekwe, Genc B.2.8 
 3. Garrison, Pamuk.2.4 
 4. Fobbs, Trabzonspor2.3 
 5. Hairston, Duzce G.1.9 
 6. Egemonye, Optimum .1.9 
 7. Taylor, Vestel1.9 
 8. Mims, Istanbul.1.8 
 9. Courtney, Final G.1.6 
 10. Davenport, Vestel1.6 


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  U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS   


Tim Duncan's All-Star Game Recap - by David Edole
After being introduced to some cheers and some boos in Dallas, 12 time All-Star Tim Duncan (208-F-76, college: Wake Forest) looked ready to represent the Spurs in the 2010 NBA All-Star Game.

With big men for the West starting such as Amar'e and Dirk, it would be tough for Duncan to get touches. Plus during pre-game interviews with some of the West guards, they all said they would like for Dirk to receive MVP honors.

So how did it go for Duncan? This is how it went down in Dallas for him.

In the first quarter, Tim Duncan lined up for the West team for the tip-off and won the tip over Dwight Howard. He grabbed a couple of rebounds and on one play, he got the step on Kevin Garnett but had his reverse lay-up blocked by Garnett. Duncan then took it outside of the paint and hit a jump shot for the West.

It was reported Duncan did not want to play heavy minutes in the game but did tell West coach George Karl he wanted to be out on the court when he went to a four point-guard look. Karl was reported to say he would play Duncan with four point-guards. Though it never happened in the game.

Duncan did not play much in the first quarter but at the end of the first quarter, Duncan had two points, two rebounds, shooting 1-3 from the floor.

Duncan started in the third quarter. He grabbed a rebound at the 10:37 point of the quarter and missed a jump shot. He then received a pass from Carmelo Anthony and Duncan got fouled on the reverse lay-up attempt. He made one of two foul shots.

In the end, the East defeated the West. The final score from Dallas was 141-139. Duncan ended the game with three points on 1-4 shooting, 1-2 from the free-throw line and four rebounds.

Though Duncan did not play much in the All-Star game, I am sure Spurs fans were OK with that seeing how they would prefer him to rest and not risk injury. I am sure Coach Pop felt the same way.

Overall, Duncan and DeJuan Blair represented the Spurs proudly in the 2010 NBA All-Star Weekend. Blair with his monster performance in the Rookie/Sophomore game and Duncan's performance tonight.

Now let's hope for a Spurs resurgence in the second half of their season and a strong finish heading towards the 2010 NBA playoffs.
By Jeff Garcia.


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  UKRAINE   


Stats Leaders - Men
Points Per Game
 Khalid EL-AMIN
  Budivelnyk
  (178-G-79)
  Avg: 22.8
 1. El-Amin, Budivelnyk22.8 
 2. Karim, DniproAzot21.5 
 3. Curry, Azovmash20.4 
 4. Thomas, Fe.20.1 
 5. McClintock, Mykolaiv19.1 
 6. Mitchell, Khimik18.8 
 7. Sparks, Hoverla17.5 
 8. DeGroat, BC Odessa17.4 
 9. Fraser, Hoverla17.3 
 10. Williams, Halychyna17.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Michael FRASER
  Hoverla
  (203-C/F-84)
  Avg: 12.1
 1. Fraser, Hoverla12.1 
 2. Thomas, Fe.11.7 
 3. Rizvic, Azovmash8.1 
 4. Hunter, Fe.7.5 
 5. Finn, Halychyna7.5 
 6. McClintock, Mykolaiv7.4 
 7. Morton, DniproAzot7.3 
 8. Dubnyuk, Pulsar6.9 
 9. Wilson, Gryfony6.9 
 10. Kravtsov, BC Kyiv6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Jerel BLASSINGAME
  BC Odessa
  (177-G-81)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Blassingame, BC Od.6.5 
 2. Crowe, Dnipro6.2 
 3. Karim, DniproAzot5.7 
 4. El-Amin, Budivelnyk5.6 
 5. Mitchell, Khimik5.5 
 6. Love, Mykolaiv5.4 
 7. Lukashov, BC Kyiv4.8 
 8. Sparks, Hoverla4.8 
 9. Jeromanovs, Mykol.4.1 
 10. Hill, BC Odessa4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Fred HOUSE
  Azovmash
  (195-F-78)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. House, Azovmash2.8 
 2. Serapinas, Azovm.2.2 
 3. Canak, Gryfony2.2 
 4. Sparks, Hoverla2.1 
 5. Crowe, Dnipro2.1 
 6. Jeromanovs, Mykol.2.0 
 7. Perry, BC Donetsk1.9 
 8. El-Amin, Budivelnyk1.9 
 9. Tiggs, Fe.1.8 
 10. Mitchell, Khimik1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Viacheslav KRAVTSOV
  BC Kyiv
  (212-C-87)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Kravtsov, BC Kyiv2.8 
 2. Rizvic, Azovmash2.4 
 3. McClintock, Mykolaiv1.9 
 4. Balashov, BC Odessa1.7 
 5. Morton, DniproAzot1.7 
 6. Owens, BC Donetsk1.3 
 7. Agafonov, Khimik1.3 
 8. Matyukevych, Mykol.1.3 
 9. Sokur, DniproAzot1.1 
 10. Khizhnyak, Budivelnyk1.0 


Khimik-OPZ Yuzny sign Travis Garrison - by Eurobasket
Khimik-OPZ Yuzny agreed terms with 26-year old American forward Travis Garrison (203-F-84, college: Maryland). Garrison played most recently at Dalaman A.S. Pamukkale Unv. (Turkey). While playing 11 games for Pamukkale this season he averaged 21.1ppg, 10.2rpg, 1.5apg, 1.3spg and 1.3bpg. Garrison is a very experienced player. He played also pro basketball in Spain, Turkey, Uruguay and Venezuela. and won the following awards in 2008-09 Eurobasket.com All-Turkish TB2L 1st Team, Eurobasket.com Turkish TB2L All-Imports Team, Eurobasket.com Turkish TB2L All-Defensive Team
in his first game with Khimik-OPZ Yuzny, Travis played 22 minutes and scored 10 points, 6 rebounds and 1 assists.
By Eurobasket Data Center


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  URUGUAY   


Standings - LUB
LUB Stage Two Standings
 1. Defensor 29-10 
 2. Malvin 27-12 
 3. Un.Atletica 26-13 
 4. Atenas 25-14 
 5. Trouville 22-17 
 6. Olimpia 20-19 
 7. Cordon 19-20 
 8. Bigua 18-21 
 9. Hebraica 16-23 
 10. Sayago 15-24 
Stage One Standings


Atenas tied 1-1 with Trouville - by Hector Lopez
Atenas crushed Trouville 104-76 to tie 1-1 the Uruguayan League best of five quarter finals with 18 points by Will Caudle (206-C-82, agency: Liman Sports, college: Xavier) and 16 points 8 rebounds and 4 blocks by Elgrace Wilborn (203-F-83, agency: Liman Sports, college: W.Kentucky). Atenas netted a 39-19 in the last 10 minutes. For Trouville Martin Aguilera (195-F-87) 21 points, 3 assists, Marques Lewis (203-F-83, college: UAB) 16 points 3 rebounds, Gordon James (198-F-79, college: Bridgeport) 17 points 6 rebounds. The third game will be played next Thursday. All games are played in a neutral court, the Cilindro Municipal.

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  USBA   


USBA basketball season set to begin on Wednesday, April 7, 2010 - by USBA Media

Atlanta, Ga. (February 16, 2010) ---The United States Basketball Association (USBA) is ready for its inaugural season. Opening day is scheduled for April 7, 2010. The league will field 16 teams housed in 3 divisions. Permanent home gymnasiums of each individual team are complete. 'We see no economic challenges between now and the beginning of the season, we will tip off on Wednesday night, April 7, 2010, we have agreements in place to use gymnasium for all of our teams, the colleges and universities that we planned to occupy this year, understood the challenges we faced in 2009 and they graciously permitted the league to renew their commitment to play at their facilities', said USBA president and C.E.O Duane Allen Jenkins. 'We have arenas set in each city; we will disclose the locations in the very near future.'

The 2010 regular season will begin on April 7, 2010 and end on July 3, 2010. There is a mid season All Star Classic Game slated for May 22nd and May 23rd, 2010. The Championship game is scheduled for July 11, 2010. Both the All Star game and the Championship game will be held in Atlanta, Georgia. The top four teams in each division will secure playoff positions. The Willie Joe Hunter Memorial Championship Trophy will be awarded to the top team.

The league will continue its partnership with churches, civic groups and charitable organizations in each individual team city. The USBA announced its continuation of their support to the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Feeding America and the USMC Toys for Tots. The league is also extending a very special invitation to children in foster care each city and children housed in juvenile detention centers. The league has authorized each team to conduct educational contest between clubs to select children to be official ball girls and boys. We'll invite all groups who help children to contact the league and well issue complimentary tickets to these groups to our home games. The selected children to be the ball kids will receive $25.00 apiece per game for their services,' said Jenkins.

The league has three divisions, the Atlantic, the Appalachian and the Southern. The divisions make up the Southeastern Conference. 'With the economy stabilizing, its full steam ahead,' said USBA vice president of basketball operations, Kenneth Green. 'This is a prime opportunity for us to activate the league. We'll have an opportunity to get to know our fans and supporters in each city. We want our fans to be able to have ample access to the coaches and players', said Green. A National Player Tryout Combine is scheduled for March 6, 2010. An Open House, Job Fair and Individual tryouts for each team will be held on March 13th and 20th, 2010 in each team city.

The leagues season ticket packages are now available. The season ticket promotion is called the 2010 USBA Season Ticket Extravaganza; the promotion is available in each city. This season ticket promotion is a special event for the fans and is sponsored by the advertisers and sponsors of the USBA. The league made 1200 single season tickets available in each city for this promotion. 'This collaborated effort includes the USBA, the USBA Youth Outreach, Inc., and many of the leagues partners, sponsors and advertisers,' said Jenkins.

The league has set the price of $105.00 per season ticket. Each season ticket comes with admission to all fifteen home games and fifteen free single game tickets; this also includes admittance to all home playoff games. As a bonus, fans receive priority seating, complimentary concessions, a free game day program and a 24-inch x 36-inch full color poster with the basketball team or the dance team. (The total number of admittance per season ticket is 30, which breaks down to $3.50 per admittance). 'We designed the USBA basketball games to be family friendly, our promotions, our entertainment and our prices will fit right into anyones budget,' said Jenkins

According to the league, each season ticket holder will be automatically included in a raffle sponsored by the USBA Youth Outreach, Inc. 'We're very excited about this promotion. Not only do fans get a chance to see high quality basketball at affordable prices, but also there is the chance to win a new car, a trip to see an NBA game and to go on a Disney World vacation.'

The prize list is as follows:

* Grand Prize: 2010 Lincoln Mercury Grand Marquis LS
(one automobile and a $40.00 Quik Trip, BP, RaceTrac or local fuel company weekly gas card for one year, will be given away in each USBA team city, 18 total league wide),

* 2nd Prize: Disney World Family Vacation
(Family of four, rt airfare on Delta Airlines, transfers to and from the airport, daily Disney World Park passes, meals and lodging at a Disney World theme park hotel included, two given away in each USBA team city, 36 total league wide),

* 3rd prize: The NBA Extravaganza
( Trip for two to an NBA game, round trip airfare on Delta Airlines, overnight stay at Marriott Hotel, one day car rental from Enterprise, dinner for two at Outback Steak House and breakfast for two at International House of Pancakes, two given away in each USBA team city, 36 total league wide.)

* 4th Prize: The Schwinn Bicycle Explosion
(Six mens, six womens, six boys and six girls ten speed bicycles, 24 given away at each USBA team city, 432 total league wide)

* 5th Prize: The Outback Steak House Family Feast
(A $60.00 gift card, 25 given away in each USBA team city, 450 total league wide)

* 6th Prize: Russell Athletic Team Polo Shirts
(25 shirts will be given away in each USBA team city, 450 total league wide)

The Grand prize drawing for this promotion will be held at halftime of the teams home season opener, the drawings for the other prizes will be held at a special pre-game show. 'As far as we know, this is the biggest and most extravagant season ticket promotion in the history of minor league sports,' said Jenkins. Fans can visit our website at www.usbaball.com for rules and disclaimers about the raffle and the United States Basketball Association. 'We plan to begin our first season with a bang. All of our games will be geared toward top notched basketball competition, family fun and entertainment surrounded in a faith based environment, our goal is to offer each community a great experience proclaimed, Mr. Jenkins. For more detailed information, call or email the USBA league office at (678) 966-9993 or usba@usbaball.com . For further information on the USBA go to www.usbaball.com/seasonticketextravaganza .

2010 USBA Season Ticket Extravaganza Rules and Disclaimer:

Purchase of a season ticket to any 2010 USBA team necessary to be included in the raffle drawing. The USBA Youth Outreach, Inc., is the sponsor of this promotion. This promotion is open to all residents of Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, South Carolina, Florida, Virginia, Kentucky, West Virginia, Mississippi, North Carolina and the District of Columbia who purchase a season ticket during this promotion. This promotion ends April 6, 2010 at midnight Eastern Daylight Time. USBA employees, family member of USBA employees, team members, Season Ticket Extravaganza sponsors, their employees and their families are ineligible to participate in this promotion. Participants must be at least 18 years old to participate in this promotion. One entry in raffle per season ticket purchased. No other restrictions apply. No substitution of prizes. Prizes are not refundable or transferable. Prize winners are responsible for all taxes and /or gratuity associated with prizes won in this promotion. Odds of winning any prize in this promotion will be determined in direct relation of the number of season tickets sold during this promotion. (Example: 1200 season tickets sold per USBA team season, Grand Prize winning odds are 1200 to 1, 2nd prize winning odds are 600 to 1, 3rd Prize winning odds are 600 to 1, 4th Prize winning odds are 50 to 1, each, 5th prize winning odds are 48 to 1, 6th Prize winning odds are 48 to 1. The USBA has set aside 1200 season tickets per USBA team city to be sold, a total 21,600 league wide. Odds of winning a prize in this promotion are derived on a per city basis only. If the same individual purchases two season tickets for the 2010 basketball season and before April 5, 2010 the odds will increase to give the ticket holder double the chance of winning a prize. This promotion is a USBA Youth Outreach sponsored event. The USBA Youth Outreach, Inc., is a 501 (c) (3) not for Profit Company. Single ticket purchases are not included in this promotion. 2nd and 3rd Prizewinners must make travel reservation through the USBA. Travel blackout periods may effect certain travel dates. All NBA games must be east of the Mississippi River and in the Continental United States. Grand prizewinners will have a choice of color. There is no time limit for any of the travel prizes, gift card or any other prize in this promotion. Promotion is void where prohibited by law





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Women News

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  AUSTRALIA - Women  


O'Hea named Player of the Week - by Eurobasket News
Bulleen Boomers guard/forward Jenna O'Hea (187-F-87) has been named Player of the Week in Round 18 of the WNBL.

OHea turned in an inspiring performance to lift Bulleen past the Canberra Capitals 88-78 in Melbourne on Saturday.

After a tense start from her Melbourne-based side, the 22-year-old was the first Bulleen player to score a basket and settle the nerves of her teammates.

OHea went coast to coast several times in the game and was the go-to player for Bulleen. She came up with clutch shots when the Boomers needed to reign in the Capitals.

The Jayco Opal scored a team high 28 points on 11-of-18 shooting from the field at 61 per cent. She stroked 6-of-7 from the charity stripe and grabbed eight rebounds and a steal and recorded one assist in the encounter.

The former Nunawading junior also earned the award in Round 15 and finishes the regular season ranked as the third best distributor in the league, dishing 4.7 assists per game, ranked third in foul shot percentage (83.6) and 10th in defensive rebounds (4.6).

OHea just beat fellow Jayco Opal Lauren Jackson to this weeks accolade. Jackson scored 40 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for the Capitals as they succumbed to Bulleen.



Other noteworthy performances from Round 18 included:

ADELAIDE LINK LIGHTNING: Jessica Foley converted 10-of-17 attempts from the field at 59% to post 29 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 blocks and 2 steals in a road win over Dandenong.

AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF SPORT: Tess Madgen and Tayla Roberts led the AIS in a win over Perth at home. Madgen top scored with 23 points to go with 3 rebounds and 2 assists, Roberts added 16 points, 6 rebounds, 2 blocks and 2 assists.

BENDIGO BANK SPIRIT: Chelsea Aubry scored 27 points and grabbed 7 rebounds and 2 steals in a win over Logan before tallying 13 points and 3 rebounds in a loss to Townsville. Kristi Harrower led Bendigo with 18 points, 4 assists, 4 blocks, 3 rebounds and 2 steals against the Fire after a double-double of 11 points, 10 assists and 5 rebounds against Logan.

GLOBAL METALS BULLEEN BOOMERS: Liz Cambage scored 18 points and bagged 8 rebounds and 2 blocks in a home win over Canberra. Hanna Zavecz posted a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds. She added 3 blocks, 3 assists and 2 steals.

CANBERRA TRANSACT CAPITALS: Marianna Tolo grabbed 10 rebounds and 4 blocks to go with 6 points in a road loss to Bulleen.

DANDENONG JAYCO RANGERS: American import Ashley Lindsey tallied a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds in a home loss to Adelaide.

BDS LOGAN THUNDER: Logan Captain Kristen Veal scored 19 points and posted 10 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 blocks in a home loss to Bendigo. Natalie Purcell was three assists shy of a triple-double with 14 points, 11 rebounds, 7 assists and 3 steals.

GO FOR 2 AND 5 PERTH LYNX: Samantha Norwood had a double-double in a loss to the AIS with 16 points and 14 rebounds. She added 12 points, 6 rebounds, 2 blocks and 2 assists in a loss to the Flames in Perths road double-header.

ACUVUE SYDNEY UNI FLAMES: Natalie Porter had her best game back from a broken wrist with 24 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals in a home win over Perth.

TOWNSVILLE MCCAFE FIRE: Jo Hill top scored with 20 points and added 3 rebounds to lead Townsville in a home win over Sydney Uni. Tanya Smith added a 16-point, 11-rebound double-double.


WNBL Player of the Week 2009/10

Round 1: Elyse Penaluna (Bulleen Boomers)
Round 2: Kristi Harrower (Bendigo Spirit)
Round 3: Angela Marino (Adelaide Lightning)
Round 4: Marianna Tolo (Canberra Capitals)
Round 5: Cayla Francis (Adelaide Lightning)
Round 6: Marianna Tolo (Canberra Capitals)
Round 7: Eva Afeaki (Sydney Uni Flames)
Round 8: Suzy Batkovic-Brown (Sydney Uni Flames)
Round 9: Suzy Batkovic-Brown (Sydney Uni Flames)
Round 10: Liz Cambage (Bulleen Boomers)
Round 11: Deanna Smith (Sydney Uni Flames)
Round 12: Angela Marino (Adelaide Lightning)
Round 13: Liz Cambage (Bulleen Boomers)
Round 14: Lauren Jackson (Canberra Capitals)
Round 15: Jenna OHea (Bulleen Boomers)
Round 16: Deanna Smith (Sydney Uni Flames)
Round 17: Kristi Harrower (Bendigo Spirit)
Round 18: Jenna OHea (Bulleen Boomers)


Courtesy of WNBL (www.wnbl.com.au)


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  BELGIUM - Women  


Standings - Women
D1 Stage Two Standings
 1. Dexia 1-0 
 2. Sint Kateline 1-0 
 3. Waregem 1-0 
 4. Houthalen 1-0 
 5. R.Spirou M. 1-0 
 6. Jeugd Gentson 0-0 
 7. Point Chaud 0-0 
 8. BBC Boom 0-1 
 9. N.Namur 0-1 
 10. Ieper 0-1 
Stage One Standings


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  BOSNIA - Women  


Jessica Starling signs with Jedinstvo - by Eurobasket News
After suffering unexpected loss to Igman, Trocal Jedinstvo Tuzla management decided to pull some drastic measures. After fining several players for poor performances and appointing new captain, the club has also brought in an reinforcement. According to the reports from Bosnian media, Jedinstvo has agreed a deal with Jessica Starling (185-G). Reportedly, the American forward has reached an agreement with the club for the rest of the season but the financial details were not disclosed. This will be the first Europen experience for Starling and a lot will be expected of her. If everything goes according to the plan, she is expected to make her debut soon.
Starling split her collegiate career between University of Michigan and University of South Alabama. In her freshmen year at Michigan during 2005-2006 season, she appeared in 11 games, posting averages of 2.1 points and 1.7 rebounds per game. Following year she transferred to South Alabama in search of more playing time. During 2007-2008 season, she appeared in 31 games, and has averaged 4.9 points and 2.1 rebounds. Last season however was her breakout one. She played in 32 games and has significantly increased her averages. She was scoring 14.9 points per contest while grabbing 3.9 rebounds and dishing out 2.2 assists. As result, she was voted All-Sun Belt 2nd Team.



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  BULGARIA - Women  


Standings - Women
NBL Standings
 1. Dunav 11-2 
 2. Lukoil 10-3 
 3. Montana 2003 9-3 
 4. Beroe 2007 5-7 
 5. Minor 3-11 
 6. Slavia 0-12 


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  CANADA - Women  


CIS Standings
CIS Standings
Atlantic
 1. Cape Breton 18-1 
 2. Memorial 12-6 
 3. St.Mary's 12-8 
 4. St.Francis X. 10-7 
 5. Dalhousie 9-9 
 6. New Brunsw. 7-12 
 7. Acadia 5-12 
 8. UPEI 0-18 
CanWest Central
 1. Alberta 15-5 
 2. Saskatchewan 14-6 
 3. Lethbridge 8-12 
 4. Calgary 8-12 
CanWest Great Plains
 1. Regina 16-4 
 2. Winnipeg 10-10 
 3. Manitoba 8-12 
 4. Brandon 3-17 
CanWest Pacific
 1. Simon Fraser 16-1 
 2. Victoria 14-4 
 3. UBC 11-7 
 4. Trinity West. 5-13 
 5. Thompson R. 3-15 
 6. UCFV 2-15 
Quebec League
 1. Laval 12-2 
 2. UQAM 7-6 
 3. Mc Gill 6-8 
 4. Bishop's 4-8 
 5. Concordia 4-9 
UOA East
 1. Carleton 18-4 
 2. Ryerson 14-8 
 3. Queens 13-9 
 4. Laurentian 12-10 
 5. Ottawa 12-10 
 6. Toronto Univ. 11-11 
 7. York 3-19 
 8. RMC 0-21 
UOA West
 1. Windsor 19-1 
 2. W.Ontario 16-4 
 3. Lakehead 12-8 
 4. Brock 12-8 
 5. Mc Master 11-8 
 6. Laurier 8-12 
 7. Waterloo 4-16 
 8. Guelph 2-18 


Simon Fraser 54-game winning streak snapped - by Eurobasket News
The University of Victoria stopped impressive 54-game winning streak belonging to Simon Fraser. The Vikes snatched a narrow 63:61 home win to upset the defending champions. Debbie Yeboah (170-G) hit a buzzer-beater to propel the hosts to the victory at the McKinnon Gym. The victory marked the ninth straight success for the Vikes. The Clan entered the game confidently and enjoyed the lead in the first half. The visitors built a 34:21 halftime advantage. The Clan maintained the lead as they were up by six late in the encounter. But the Vikes went on a 10:2 run to cap the game and snatched a tough win at the end. Debbie Yeboah scored 21 points to pace the charge. Kayla Dykstra (188-F-87) produced 18 points and 13 boards, while Vanessa Forstbauer (180-F-87) had 11 points in the victory. Robyn Buna (180-F-88) responded with 18 points for Simon Fraser. Katie Miyazaki (175-G) netted 14 points in defeat.
Cape Breton recorded the eighteenth win in the season as they rallied past UPEI 77:40 at home court. Cape Breton limited their opponents to just 12 points in the first half building a decisive lead at halftime. They rolled to the victory after the main break. Karmen Brown (178-F) scored 19 points and pulled down 9 rebounds to lead the effort. Kelsey Hodgson (178-G) and Kari Everett (180-F) netted 14 points each for the winners. Katie Moore (183-C-89) responded with 9 points and 8 rebounds for UPEI.



Basketball CoachEyegetok Finalist For Chunky MVC - by John Gary
courtesy basketball canada daisy Eyegetok from Cambridge Bay, Nunavut, is close to winning Canadas most valuable coach if she can drum upenough public support to take the title. Chosen from 878 coaches nominated from across Canada, Daisy is one of six finalist coaches from the ranks of Amateur, competitive and community sport to be nominated for the Chunky MVC Most Valuable Coach. Canadians are encouraged to support Eyegetok and visit www.chunkymvc.ca to cast their vote by March 14.

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  CROATIA - Women  


Standings - Women
A1 Standings
 1. Studenec O. 13-1 
 2. Croatia 2006 10-4 
 3. Zadar 8-6 
 4. Pozega 8-6 
 5. Split 7-7 
 6. Biska Pula 5-9 
 7. Agram 5-9 
 8. Tresnjevka 0-14 
Will join on later stage:
 1. Sibenik
 2. Ragusa
 3. Gospic
 4. Medvescak


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  FINLAND - Women  


Stats Leaders - Women
Points Per Game
 Shanika FREEMAN
  S-Hameenmaa
  (183-F/C-83)
  Avg: 22.6
 1. Freeman, S-Hameen.22.6 
 2. Jones, PeKa21.9 
 3. Haynes, FoA21.6 
 4. Lee, PeKa21.3 
 5. Bailey, FoA18.4 
 6. Robinson, Huima17.6 
 7. Pellom, FoA16.8 
 8. Pounds, HoNsU16.7 
 9. Johnson, HoNsU16.6 
 10. Glover, Huima16.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kenya ROBINSON
  Huima
  (182-C-70)
  Avg: 13.7
 1. Robinson, Huima13.7 
 2. Freeman, S-Hameen.13.3 
 3. Johnson, HoNsU12.3 
 4. Moua, Kerava ET11.9 
 5. Jones, PeKa11.4 
 6. Solovyeva, Catz11.2 
 7. Glover, Huima10.9 
 8. Laaksonen, Espoo T.10.6 
 9. Haynes, Espoo Team10.3 
 10. Green, PeKa9.9 
Assists Per Game
 Kenya ROBINSON
  Huima
  (182-C-70)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Robinson, Huima3.7 
 2. Green, PeKa3.3 
 3. Snelgro, HoNsU3.2 
 4. Kesanen, Catz3.2 
 5. Pellom, FoA3.0 
 6. Moua, Kerava ET3.0 
 7. Small, Huima2.5 
 8. Haynes, FoA2.5 
 9. Rinta, Espoo Team2.5 
 10. Piipari, Catz2.4 
Steals Per Game
 Lisa LEE
  PeKa
  (183-F-84)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Lee, PeKa3.3 
 2. Snelgro, HoNsU2.7 
 3. Pounds, HoNsU2.7 
 4. Green, PeKa2.7 
 5. Pellom, FoA2.3 
 6. Jones, PeKa2.3 
 7. Bailey, FoA2.3 
 8. Robinson, Huima2.2 
 9. Reshetko, Catz2.1 
 10. Haynes, FoA2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Stephanie JONES
  PeKa
  (188-F/C-80)
  Avg: 0.8
 1. Jones, PeKa0.8 
 2. Kesanen, S-Hameen.0.5 
 3. Lehtoranta, PeKa0.5 
 4. Jahilo, FoA0.5 
 5. Haynes, FoA0.5 
 6. Bailey, FoA0.5 
 7. Pellom, FoA0.4 
 8. Koponen, Kerava ET0.4 
 9. Pounds, HoNsU0.4 
 10. Lee, PeKa0.4 


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  FRANCE - Women  


LFB Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Lenae WILLIAMS
  Mondeville
  (186-F-79)
  Avg: 16.7
 1. Williams, Mondeville16.7 
 2. Taylor, Nantes16.6 
 3. Anderson, Villeneuve15.9 
 4. Houston, Tarbes15.3 
 5. Eldebrink, Tarbes14.9 
 6. Page, Aix-en-Prov.14.5 
 7. Akonga Nsimb., Arr.14.3 
 8. Berezhynska, Monde.14.0 
 9. Krawczyk, Lattes M.14.0 
 10. Stansbury, Aix-en-P.13.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Agathe NNINDJEM
  Toulouse
  (192-C-80)
  Avg: 9.1
 1. Nnindjem, Toulouse9.1 
 2. Neaves, Calais8.9 
 3. Sy, Nantes8.6 
 4. Stansbury, Aix-en-P.8.0 
 5. Davis, Limoges8.0 
 6. Akonga Nsimb., Arr.7.8 
 7. Bonnan, Mondeville7.8 
 8. Yacoubou-D., Tarbes7.8 
 9. Amant, Arras7.6 
 10. Dijon, Lattes M.7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Kathleen MACLEOD
  Nantes
  (167-G-86)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Macleod, Nantes6.3 
 2. Aubert, Mondeville5.6 
 3. Lepron, Tarbes5.1 
 4. Mitchell, Arras4.9 
 5. Spatharou, Limoges4.2 
 6. Tanqueray, Villeneuve4.2 
 7. Cousseins, Calais3.9 
 8. Hermouet, Toulouse3.6 
 9. Metcalf, Toulouse3.5 
 10. Cibert, Calais3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Aja PARHAM
  Landes
  (183-G/F-84)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Parham, Landes2.5 
 2. Aubert, Mondeville2.4 
 3. Bremont, Armentie.2.3 
 4. Hermouet, Toulouse2.2 
 5. Mitchell, Arras2.1 
 6. Konate, Landes2.1 
 7. Gomis, Arras2.0 
 8. Spatharou, Limoges2.0 
 9. Michel, Arras1.9 
 10. Luptakova, Challes1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Leah METCALF
  Toulouse
  (173-G-83)
  Avg: 1
 1. Metcalf, Toulouse1.0 
 2. Nnindjem, Toulouse0.9 
 3. Fikiel, Toulouse0.8 
 4. Nedovic, Armentie.0.7 
 5. Cousseins, Calais0.6 
 6. Ayissi, Armentieres0.6 
 7. Fisher, Armentie.0.6 
 8. Page, Aix-en-Prov.0.5 
 9. Parham, Landes0.5 
 10. Eldebrink, Tarbes0.5 


Former Mastodon Player in Car Accident - by Juliane Hoehne
Former Mastodon Player Starla Williams (188-C-84) was hit Friday morning, February 12th, at 9.30 by a car and suffered severe brain injury. She had surgery immediately and is still in life-threatening conditions.
Starla Williams played for the IPFW Womens Basketball Team in 2003-07. In her Junior Year, Williams started 9 of 24 games, averaging 1.8ppg and 2.6rpg in 14min playing time. In her Senior Year, she was named Co-Captain of the team, and she averaged 0.9ppg and 0.8rpg in 5.8min playing time.
She graduated in May 2008 with a degree in Graphic Design, and decided to continue her Basketball Career as Coach next to her studies. She helped coaching 5th and 6th grade girls and 8th grade boys at Emmons Junior High School and this very successful. This year the boys team finished with a 10-6 record and she was currently still coaching the 5th and 6th grade girls, which won the St. Peter Family Assoc. Invitational Tournement this year and are therefore current champions in the category 5th grade girls and 6th grade girls.
Unfortunately, Starla has no life-insurance, therefore her parents raised a fund and take donations. If you want to donate, visit www.paypal.com , click send money. It goes to the Starla Williams Benefit Fund: starladonations@gmail.com. You also can donate directly to this fund by contacting the bank: Starla Williams Benefit Fund, located at the State Bank of the Lakes, Antioch, ILL 60020.



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  GERMANY - Women  


Stats Leaders - Women
Points Per Game
 Carmen GUZMAN
  Halle
  (175-G-85)
  Avg: 21.8
 1. Guzman, Leipzig21.8 
 2. Pierce, Rhein MB21.2 
 3. Guzman, Halle19.4 
 4. Hayes, Wasserburg17.5 
 5. Danckert, Donau.17.1 
 6. Bender, Halle16.4 
 7. Paunovic, Freiburg16.4 
 8. Bar, Saarlouis15.2 
 9. Terzic, Herner15.1 
 10. Austmann, Oberh.14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Sabrina SCOTT
  Wolfenbuettel
  (190-C-81)
  Avg: 12.4
 1. Scott, Wolfenbu.12.4 
 2. Mircheva, Donau.10.7 
 3. Tracey, Freiburg9.1 
 4. Triggs, Marburg8.5 
 5. Thompson, Rhein MB8.4 
 6. Wilson, Donau-Ries8.4 
 7. Danckert, Donau.7.7 
 8. Greunke, Rhein MB7.6 
 9. Smith, Saarlouis7.4 
 10. Bar, Saarlouis7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Romy BAR
  Saarlouis
  (188-F-87)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Bar, Saarlouis3.8 
 2. Davidson, Marburg3.2 
 3. Guzman, Halle3.2 
 4. Greunke, Rhein MB2.8 
 5. O''Rourke, Herner2.7 
 6. Mersch, Oberhausen2.6 
 7. Austmann, Oberh.2.5 
 8. Flasarova, Leipzig2.3 
 9. Paunovic, Freiburg2.3 
 10. Ozen, Marburg2.3 
Steals Per Game
 Carmen GUZMAN
  Halle
  (175-G-85)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Guzman, Leipzig3.6 
 2. Bar, Saarlouis3.4 
 3. Austmann, Oberh.2.9 
 4. Tracey, Freiburg2.7 
 5. Bejtic, Halle2.3 
 6. O''Rourke, Herner2.2 
 7. Hayes, Freiburg2.2 
 8. Richter, Wasse.2.2 
 9. Barnert, Saarlouis2.1 
 10. Penno, Freiburg2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Romy BAR
  Saarlouis
  (188-F-87)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Bar, Saarlouis1.4 
 2. Danckert, Donau.1.3 
 3. Tracey, Freiburg1.2 
 4. Triggs, Marburg1.0 
 5. Mohr, Opladen0.9 
 6. Smith, Saarlouis0.9 
 7. Thompson, Rhein MB0.8 
 8. Diaz, Leipzig0.8 
 9. Mircheva, Donau.0.8 
 10. Glaser, Opladen0.8 


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  HUNGARY - Women  


Stats Leaders - Women
Points Per Game
 Hajdana RADUNOVIC
  SEAT Lami
  (192-F/C-78)
  Avg: 17.3
 1. Radunovic, SEAT L.17.3 
 2. Vajda, MiZo Pecs16.5 
 3. Crasnoscioc, ZTE16.2 
 4. Balint, Atomeromu15.8 
 5. Czank, Vasas-Csata15.3 
 6. Krivacevic, MKB E.15.3 
 7. Szlimak, BSE15.2 
 8. Ohlde, MiZo Pecs15.2 
 9. Holt, MKB Eurol.15.1 
 10. Sipaviciute, Szeged14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Anna VAJDA
  MiZo Pecs
  (191-F/C-84)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Vajda, MiZo Pecs8.3 
 2. Budimir, Bajai NKK8.2 
 3. Zherzherunov., Sze.7.6 
 4. Licina, Cegledi EKK7.3 
 5. Sipaviciute, Szeged7.1 
 6. Somogyi, Vasas-Cs.7.0 
 7. Holt, MKB Eurol.6.7 
 8. Cazac, Atomeromu6.6 
 9. Krnjic, MiZo Pecs6.6 
 10. Farkasinszki, Szolnok6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Csilla DARIDA
  Szolnok
  (175-G-78)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Darida, Szolnok5.8 
 2. Ivanyi, MiZo Pecs4.8 
 3. Kocsis, BSE3.8 
 4. Pungor, Atomeromu3.8 
 5. Englert, SEAT L.3.7 
 6. Iva, Szeged3.5 
 7. Djelmis, SEAT L.3.5 
 8. Furesz, Szeged3.3 
 9. Eordogh, MKB E.3.3 
 10. Nemeth, Szeged3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Monika BUKOVSZKI
  ZTE
  (171-G-79)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Bukovszki, ZTE3.6 
 2. Ivanyi, MiZo Pecs3.3 
 3. Iva, Szeged3.3 
 4. Pungor, Atomeromu3.3 
 5. Vajda, MiZo Pecs3.1 
 6. Hadarics, MKB E.2.9 
 7. Darida, Szolnok2.8 
 8. Horvath, Szeged2.8 
 9. Kocsis, BSE2.7 
 10. Laczi, Szeged2.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Olena ZHERZHERUNOVA
  Szeged
  (191-F-78)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Zherzherunov., Sze.1.5 
 2. Ievtushenko, Atome.1.4 
 3. Vajda, MiZo Pecs0.9 
 4. Varda, BSE0.9 
 5. Bagi, Vasas-Csata0.8 
 6. Fejes, Vasas-Csata0.8 
 7. Milovanovic, MKB E.0.7 
 8. Szlimak, BSE0.7 
 9. Budimir, Bajai NKK0.6 
 10. Ohlde, MiZo Pecs0.6 


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  ISRAEL - Women  


Four teams advanced to the Semifinals of the Cup - by Eurobasket News
ASA Jerusalem lost to Elizur Ramla 83:97. The latter grabbed the lead in the first half and held the score for good. Plenette Pierson (188-F/C-81, college: Texas Tech) exploded with 35 points, while Deanna Jackson followed hr with 21. ASA Jerusalem got 29 points from Mistie Bass, while Rivka Ross posted 17. Brasheeda Elohim netted 12 and Edwina Brown as well as Inbal Mizrachi scored 8 apiece.
Raanana Hertzelia was beaten by Elizur Maccabi Natanya 63:71. Monique Coker (188-F-82, college: ODU) stepped up with 24 points, while Marshae Dotson poured in 14. Liad Suez Karni netted 12 points and Taly Noy followed them with 10. Olayinka Sanni finished the night with 22 points in the losing case. Kristi Toliver delivered 15 points and Hadas Levi added 10.
Ramat Hasharon destroyed Hapoel Tel Aviv 92:56 with the win in all the periods. Merav Dori delivered 20 points and Ambrosia Anderson chipped in 16. Sheri Sam scored 15, Laine Selwyn (170-G-81, agency: Data Plus Group, college: Pittsburgh) netted 13 and Kia Vaughn brought 12. Hapoel Tel Aviv got 19 points from Erica White (160-G-86, college: LSU), whilst Sivan Balalis nailed 10.
Maccabi Ramat Hen reached the semis with the win over Elizur Holon 92:71. Camille Little erupted with 26 points for the winners and Tiffany Jackson (191-F-85, college: Texas) poured in 20. Dominique Canty and Dana Yahalomi (177-G-89, agency: Data Plus Group) finished the game with 12 points each. Elizur Holon got 22 points from Alexis Hornbuckle. Kerri Gardin nailed 11 and Inbar Orion notched 10.



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  ITALY - Women  


Vomero Basket Napoli land Milka Bjelica - by Eurobasket News
Vomero Basket Napoli announced signing of Milka Bjelica (193-F-81) for rest of the season. The 28-year old power forward is coming to Vomero from TEO Vilnius, where she started the current one. Bjelica appeared 9 times for the Lithuanian squad in Euroleague averaging 11.7 points, 9.2 rebounds and 2.7 assists.
Milka Bjelica is not a new face in Italy. Actually, she played for Faenza on season 2008/09 averaging 10.7 points and 8.1 rebounds in 32 games. Her team won the Italian Cup and Bjelica was named Eurobasket.com All-Italian A1 Honorable Mention -09, as well as Eurobasket.com Italian A1 All-Bosmans Team -09.
On 2007/08, Milka Bjelica was a member of the Spanish powerhouse Ros Casares Valencia. There, she struggled to get minutes collecting just 3.5 ppg and 3.4 rpg in LFB. Ros Casares was LFB champion and reached Euroleague Quarterfinals.
From 2005-2007 Bjelica played for Pasta Ambra Taranto. Her second year with Taranto was great as she averaged 14.5 ppg and 6 rpg for 11 games in EuroCup. In Serie A1, she had 12.5 ppg and 7.4 rpg for 32 games. Before Taranto, Bjelica spent one season with Terra Sarda Alghero.
Milka Bjelica is an active member of Montenegrin National Team. In the past, she also played for Yugoslavian U16, U18 and senior NT.


A1, Round 16 review: Taranto stays unbeaten - by Eurobasket News
Comense - Priolo 76-84
Priolo closed Round 16 with nice 76-84 road win against Comense. Tanja Cirov (181-G/F-81) stepped up for Priolo with 23 points and 5 rebounds, Kristin Haynie (175-G-83, college: Michigan St.) scored 15, while Tania Seino and Florina Pascalau added 13 points each. The hosts got 15 points from Natasa Andjelic. Priolo 10-6, Comense 6-10.

Faenza - Umbertide 64-44
Faenza blasted Umbertide thanks to great plays by Geraldine Robert (184-F-80), who scored 21 points and pulled down 12 rebounds. Lavinia Santucci (186-F-85) followed closely with 14 pts and 8 boards. Visitors got 11 points and 6 rebounds from Liene Jansone. Faenza 13-3 (second place), Umbertide 6-9.

GMA Napoli - Bracco Geas 57-63
Bracco Geas celebrated 7th victory of the season mostly owing to Clarisse Machanguana (194-C/F-73, college: ODU), who scored 11 points and pulled down 10 rebounds. Karen Twehues (182-G-83, college: Cincinnati) followed her with 10 points. In the loosing squad, Marcedes Walker shined with 22 points and 11 boards. Bracco Geas 7-9, GMA Napoli 4-12.

Familia Schio - Livorno 72-64
Familia Schio stays third-ranked team in the league with 12 wins and 3 defeats. Laura Macchi (187-F-79) led the hosts this week-end with 24 points and 5 assists. Bernadette Ngoyisa (195-C-82) and Chiara Pastore delivered 10 points each. Alessandra Balestra and Aleksandra Vujovic replied with 13 points each in defeat. Their Livorno dropped to 4-12.

Taranto - Vomero NA 81-67
Taranto continues with great performance celebrating 15th straight win in Serie A1. Rebekkah Brunson (191-F/C-81, agency: LBM Management, college: Georgetown) paced his team to victory in this game with 21 points. Megan Mahoney (183-F-83, agency: LBM Management, college: Kansas St.) and Kathy Wambe delivered 17 and 11 points respectively. Milka Bjelica collected 16 points and 7 boards for the last ranked Vomero (1-14).

Basket Parma - Umana Reyer 43-73
11-5 for Umana Reyer and 5-11 for Basket Parma after this game. Laura Harper (193-F/C-86, college: Maryland) stepped up for the winners with double-double of 19 points and 14 rebounds. Simona Ballardini (181-F-81) secured a nice help scoring 18 pts. Naomi Halman posted 12 points in defeat.


Standings A1 (W)
A1 Standings
 1. Taranto 15-0 
 2. Faenza 13-3 
 3. Familia Schio 12-3 
 4. Umana Reyer 11-5 
 5. Priolo 10-6 
 6. Bracco Geas 7-9 
 7. Umbertide 6-9 
 8. Comense 6-10 
 9. Basket Parma 5-11 
 10. GMA Napoli 4-12 
 11. Livorno 4-12 
 12. Vomero NA 1-14 


Stats Leaders - Women
Points Per Game
 Tamecka DIXON
  GMA Napoli
  (176-G-75)
  Avg: 18.3
 1. Dixon, GMA Napoli18.3 
 2. Robert, Faenza17.7 
 3. Smith, Comense17.4 
 4. Macchi, Familia Schio16.4 
 5. Machanguana, Bracco G.16.0 
 6. Brunson, Taranto15.8 
 7. Cirov, Priolo15.7 
 8. Walker, GMA Napoli14.8 
 9. Pascalau, Priolo14.3 
 10. Basko, Umana Reyer14.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marcedes WALKER
  GMA Napoli
  (191-C-86)
  Avg: 9.4
 1. Walker, GMA Napoli9.4 
 2. Robert, Faenza9.1 
 3. Brunson, Taranto8.2 
 4. Smith, Comense7.6 
 5. Harper, Umana R.7.5 
 6. Screen, Basket P.7.1 
 7. Machanguana, Bracco G.7.1 
 8. Willis, Livorno7.0 
 9. Mosby, Bracco Geas6.2 
 10. Godin, Taranto6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Adriana PINTO
  Faenza
  (169-G-78)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Pinto, Faenza3.1 
 2. Macchi, Familia Schio2.7 
 3. Dixon, GMA Napoli2.5 
 4. Ballardini, Umana R.2.4 
 5. Eric, Vomero NA2.4 
 6. Moro, Familia Schio2.3 
 7. Goryanova, GMA N.2.2 
 8. Martinez Pra., Bracco G.2.2 
 9. Carpreaux, Livorno2.0 
 10. Wambe, Taranto1.5 
Steals Per Game
 Tamecka DIXON
  GMA Napoli
  (176-G-75)
  Avg: 5.2
 1. Dixon, GMA Napoli5.2 
 2. Palie, Vomero NA4.9 
 3. Carpreaux, Livorno4.8 
 4. Pinto, Faenza4.5 
 5. Martinez Pra., Bracco G.4.4 
 6. Ristic, Livorno4.4 
 7. Robert, Faenza4.1 
 8. Fazio, Comense4.1 
 9. Ngoyisa, Familia .3.8 
 10. Zara, Basket Parma3.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Oleksandra PRYSTUPA
  Faenza
  (203-C-89)
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Prystupa, Faenza1.1 
 2. Harper, Umana R.1.0 
 3. Smith, Comense0.9 
 4. Van Malderen, GMA N.0.9 
 5. Alexander, Faenza0.9 
 6. Godin, Taranto0.8 
 7. Ngoyisa, Familia .0.6 
 8. Aziz, Comense0.6 
 9. Robert, Faenza0.6 
 10. Brunson, Taranto0.6 


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  MALTA - Women  


Hibs Medsea make it nine wins in a row - by Eurobasket News
Luxol ease past Starlites to go second
Leaders Hibs Medsea fended off some strong resistance from Depiro McDonald's to chalk up their ninth consecutive victory this season. Luxol climbed to second in the standings after beating Starlites Sports Experience.

In the match of the week, Hibs reserved their best for the last quarter as they hit the last five points to extend their winning streak.

The game developed into an interesting affair with the lead changing hands several times. Depiro had the better start to take a 9-3 lead only for the champions to overturn the result by the end of the quarter, 12-11.

After obtaining the first eight points of the second quarter, Depiro did well to contain Hibs' efforts to change ends 27-24 in front. The third quarter was cagey as both sides found it difficult to score points. Depiro just managed to hold on to their their lead, 34-33.

Hibs looked more determined at the start of the last quarter and netted six consecutive points, 39-34. Depiro regained the lead at 42-41 but it was all Hibs in the final minutes as the Paolites pulled off a 46-42 victory.

Luxol were never troubled by lowly Starlites who are still without a victory this season. After leading 27-16 at half-time, Luxol never looked back for a 67-30 win.

Loyola obtained their fifth victory of the season after they edged out St Andrew's 49-43 in a close match. St Andrew's were hindered by the absence of top scorer Josette Calleja but they matched their opponents in the first two sessions as Loyola only led by a basket, 24-22, at the halfway stage.

The Saints continued to hold their own. They could not have hoped for a better start to the last 10 minutes as they enjoyed a 9-1 run, 41-38. However, the closing minutes belonged to Loyola who upped their game to notch a 49-43 victory.

Standings: Hibs 18 (9-0); Luxol 18 (8-2); Depiro 17 (7-3); Loyola 14 (5-4); St Andrew's 12 (2-8); Athleta 11 (2-7); Starlites 9 (0-9).

Top scorers: Kaila Agius (183-C-84) (Depiro) 224, Sarah Pace (155-G-88) (Depiro) 174, Leanne Sciberras (F-90) (Athleta) 156.
Courtesy of: http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles


Super Cup joy for Athleta and Luxol girls - by Eurobasket News
The two Malta Basketball Association Super Cup contests, for men and women, were played yesterday at an icy-cold pavilion in Ta' Qali.

The weather conditions did not help to attract big crowds but those present did not regret making it to the venue where two keen matches produced lots of open play and entertainment.

In the end, Athleta Compleet IS prevailed in a high-scoring men's final against BUPA Luxol while the Luxol girls fought bravely to clinch their second title of the season at the expense of Hibs Medsea.

Athleta beat BUPA 102-91, a scoreline more associated with a final outcome from a FIBA championship or the NBA rather than a low-key competition from the Maltese game.

This was indeed one of the best matches at Ta' Qali for several months and a good advert for the local game, thanks mainly to the effort put in by the two long-time basketball rivals.

Athleta, who held a slight edge at half-time (52-51), again relied on the shooting prowess of Michael Naudi who finished with 35 points. With both sides averaging high shooting percentages, the score before the final quarter was 72-all.

Luxol held the upperhand as the decisive session got underway but Athleta came roaring back to cancel a five-point deficit and secure victory over valid opponents.

The women's Super Cup was another high-scoring affair.

The favourites were Hibs but Luxol never yielded an inch. They led 34-32 at half-time but Hibs started the last quarter five points in front (55-50).

Beverley Zammit's shooting was almost impeccable yesterday. Late in the match, the Luxol playmaker sunk a series of three-pointers that left Hibs stunned and paved the way for her team's victory - 74-63.

This was Luxol's second honour of the season following the women's MBA Shield which they won after beating Depiro in the final.

The Luxol girls proudly display the Super Cup, yesterday. Photo: Jason Borg.
Courtesy of: http://www.timesofmalta.com


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  MONTENEGRO - Women  


Vomero Basket Napoli land Milka Bjelica - by Eurobasket News
Vomero Basket Napoli announced signing of Milka Bjelica (193-F-81) for rest of the season. The 28-year old power forward is coming to Vomero from TEO Vilnius, where she started the current one. Bjelica appeared 9 times for the Lithuanian squad in Euroleague averaging 11.7 points, 9.2 rebounds and 2.7 assists.
Milka Bjelica is not a new face in Italy. Actually, she played for Faenza on season 2008/09 averaging 10.7 points and 8.1 rebounds in 32 games. Her team won the Italian Cup and Bjelica was named Eurobasket.com All-Italian A1 Honorable Mention -09, as well as Eurobasket.com Italian A1 All-Bosmans Team -09.
On 2007/08, Milka Bjelica was a member of the Spanish powerhouse Ros Casares Valencia. There, she struggled to get minutes collecting just 3.5 ppg and 3.4 rpg in LFB. Ros Casares was LFB champion and reached Euroleague Quarterfinals.
From 2005-2007 Bjelica played for Pasta Ambra Taranto. Her second year with Taranto was great as she averaged 14.5 ppg and 6 rpg for 11 games in EuroCup. In Serie A1, she had 12.5 ppg and 7.4 rpg for 32 games. Before Taranto, Bjelica spent one season with Terra Sarda Alghero.
Milka Bjelica is an active member of Montenegrin National Team. In the past, she also played for Yugoslavian U16, U18 and senior NT.


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  NCAA3 - Women  


Kean record 24th straight win - by Eurobasket News
Kean University registered the 24th straight victory as they defeated visiting Rowan University 76:55. The victory marked a 13-0 record for the Cougars as they won the Atlantic Conference regular season. Tiffany Patrick (5'11''-F) scored 19 points and pulled down 13 rebounds to lead Kean. Rowan surprised the hosts with a 10:4 run early in the encounter. The teams traded baskets and the Profs led 21:19 midway through the first half. But the Cougars triggered a 14:2 rally to spur in front. The home team actually never looked back afterwards marching to the victory. Naimah Clemons accounted for 16 points, 4 steals and 3 assists in the win. Danielle Brown finished with 9 points and 10 rebounds for the Cougars. Amanda Jennings was responsible for 19 points for the Profs. Lauren Creel tossed in 11 points in the losing effort.
The 6th-ranked Washington University in St. Louis overcame New York University 58:50 in New York. Claire Schaeperkoetter (5'9''-G) nailed career-high 14 points to lead the Bears to the 20th win. The hosts led throughout the bigger part of the first half. But Washington University crowned it with a 7:0 run to take a 20:19 lead at the intermission. The visitors tipped off the second half with 7 points in a row aggravating the damage. The Bears did not loosen the grip afterwards and rolled to the win at the end. Kathryn Berger (6'1''-F) notched 15 points, while Janice Evans (5'10''-F) had 14 points in the victory. Grace Carmen (5'10''-F/G) responded with 11 points for New York.



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  RUSSIA - Women  


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Marina KUZINA
  Dynamo M.
  (195-C-85)
  Avg: 24.2
 1. Kuzina, Dynamo M.24.2 
 2. Snytsina, Nadezhda.20.3 
 3. Mosch, Nadezhda O.19.1 
 4. Taurasi, Spartak .15.3 
 5. Snow, Dynamo K.15.2 
 6. Firsova, Spartak SP14.8 
 7. Danilochkina, Cheva.13.4 
 8. Petrovic, Spartak .13.0 
 9. Korstine, Spartak .12.7 
 10. Sytnyak, Dynamo M.12.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Anastasiya VEREMEENKO
  Nadezhda O.
  (192-C-87)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Veremeenko, Nadezhda.10.3 
 2. Baranova, Nadezhda.10.3 
 3. Kiseleva, Dynamo N.10.1 
 4. Stepanova, UMMC8.0 
 5. Zakalyuzhnay., Nadezh.7.9 
 6. Kuzina, Dynamo M.7.3 
 7. Vodopyanova, Dynamo M.7.1 
 8. Fowles, Spartak .6.8 
 9. Snow, Dynamo K.6.8 
 10. Bolsunovskay., Dynamo N.6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Cappie PONDEXTER
  UMMC
  (175-G-83)
  Avg: 4.7
 1. Pondexter, UMMC4.7 
 2. Berseneva, Nadezhda.4.0 
 3. Poto, Dynamo NSU3.9 
 4. Dumerc, UMMC3.8 
 5. Firsova, Spartak SP3.6 
 6. Mosch, Nadezhda O.3.5 
 7. Keyru, Dynamo M.3.5 
 8. Abrosimova, UMMC3.3 
 9. Linkeviciene, Dynamo K.3.1 
 10. Nolan, UMMC3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Katerina SNYTSINA
  Nadezhda O.
  (188-F-85)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Snytsina, Nadezhda.3.3 
 2. Bolsunovskay., Dynamo N.3.2 
 3. Beglova, Spart.2.8 
 4. Popova, Dynamo M.2.3 
 5. Poto, Dynamo NSU2.3 
 6. Belyakova, Spart.2.2 
 7. Linkeviciene, Dynamo K.2.1 
 8. Vorozhtsova, Spart.2.1 
 9. Nolan, UMMC2.0 
 10. Vodopyanova, Dynamo M.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Anastasiya VEREMEENKO
  Nadezhda O.
  (192-C-87)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Veremeenko, Nadezhda.3.1 
 2. Kiseleva, Dynamo N.2.0 
 3. Osipova, Spartak .1.4 
 4. Stepanova, UMMC1.4 
 5. Kuzina, Dynamo M.1.2 
 6. Fowles, Spartak .1.1 
 7. Loginova, Spart.1.0 
 8. Gvozdeva, Dynamo K.0.8 
 9. Yakovleva, Cheva.0.8 
 10. Gruda, UMMC0.7 


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  SLOVENIA - Women  


Standings - Women
SKL Standings
 1. Merkur Celje 17-1 
 2. Hit Kr.Gora 15-1 
 3. AJM Maribor 14-3 
 4. Ilrija 10-7 
 5. Triglav 8-9 
 6. Konjice 8-10 
 7. Jezica 8-10 
 8. Odeja KED 5-12 
 9. Domzale 1-16 
 10. Rogaska 1-18 


The latest results and stats - by Eurobasket News
Round 18 which is the last in the League as already started and now the teams play mostly the postponed games. HIT Kranjska Gora improved to 15-1 record beating AJM 64:53 away from home. The guests opened the game with 21-17, while AJM reduced to one point at the halftime. Moreover the score was tied when the teams started the last stanza. HIT Kranjska Gora needed 17-6 in the last stanza to seal the victory. Simona Jurse (171-G-71) and Eva Komplet (182-F/C-86) top-scored for the winners with 17 points each. Gacner posted 10, while Tratsiak collected 9 points and 13 rebounds. Ljubica Kure (178-G-81) finished the night with 16 points in defeat, while added 11.
Kozmetika Afrodita meanwhile lost to GVT on the latest game of the league played tonight. The latter grabbed 92:59 win away from home mostly due to the first half. GVT started with 20-11 and added massive 35-17 in the second frame. GVT Konjice also won the third period 23-13 but lost the last frame 14-18. Klancnik paced all the winners with 21 points and had 7 rebounds. Ziva Bozicevic (172-G-90) collected 19 points and 12 rebounds, while Srot N added 11. Volaric and Tjasa Muhovic (188-C-91) ended up with 11 points each in the losing effort.


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Elena Tornikidou, back to courts? - by Ivan Villar
A lot of people think that Elena Tornikidou (185-F-65) is the best player of women spanish basketball ever.She decided to retire after finishing last season with Ros Casares.The forward is 42 years old but she's still in good shape.Tornikidou is living in Madrid actually and rumours placed her in Rivas's team.But surprise might come from Canoe.There was a first contact between both parts and Elena Tornikidou would play in Canoe until the end of the season.Basketball would be glad of her return,next week we'll know the end of story.

Carlos Colinas signs as national coach of Brazil - by Ivan Villar
Spanish coaching level was recognised always over the world.After Domingo Diaz (Finland),Miguel Mendez (France) and Armando Otero (Switzerland) now is Carlos Colinas the coach that will work abroad.The galician coach is actually general manager of Celta Vigo and spanish coach of Spanish Federation.Colinas has coached in a lot of teams as Extrugasa,Vigo,Zaragoza,... and former teams of spanish federation.He will drive the brazillian car in following championships.Remind that Brazil is one of most important teams in the world of women basketball.

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Standings - LNF
LNA Standings
 1. Nyon 14-1 
 2. Sierre 10-2 
 3. Fribourg 9-5 
 4. Riva Basket 8-7 
 5. Pully 3-12 
 6. Helios 2-11 
 7. BBC 1-9 


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  U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS - Women  


Carey score 23 more - by David Edole
The Jones County Junior College Lady Bobcats used a 30-point swing to whip Meridian Community College 94-77 here Monday night at Graham Gymnasium.

The Lady Bobcats trailed by as many as 10 points in the first half, but led by as many as 20 points in the second half.

JCJC trailed 39-29 with just over three minutes left in the half and 43-37 at halftime.

But they caught up quickly in the second half. Tanecka Carey (G) jumper tied it at 45-45 with 18:46 left.

The game would be tied five more times before the Lady Bobcats would take the lead for good at 70-68 with 7:29 remaining when Ashley Lee canned two free throws. That started an 11-0 run and Jones went up 79-68 with 5:03 remaining when Brigit Taylor converted two foul shots.

The Lady Bobcats continued their surge and took the longest lead of the night at 94-74 with 31 seconds left when Kiana Harris scored.

Lee, a Taylorsville sophomore, had 24 points and 11 rebounds for JCJC, now 18-5 overall. Care, had 23 points, while Northeast Jones freshman Kerri Simmons had 10 points and seven rebounds. Taylor, a Jackson Jim Hill sophomore, had five points and a game-high 12 rebounds for the Lady Bobcats.

JCJC outrebounded MCC by a whopping 52-32 margin.

The Lady Eagles, 20-6, got 22 points from Tiara Logan, 17 from Shardae Johnson and 10 from Tay ONeal.



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  UNITED KINGDOM - Women  


Standings - Women
EBL Standings
 1. Sheffield H. 13-1 
 2. UWIC Archers 13-2 
 3. Leeds C. 11-3 
 4. Nottingham W. 10-3 
 5. Northumbria 7-6 
 6. Sevenoaks S. 7-8 
 7. Barking Abbey 6-6 
 8. Brixton T. 4-9 
 9. London M. 2-12 
 10. Birmingham 0-11 
 11. Wellingborough 0-12 


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  WNBA - Women  


Ticha Penicheiro in LA Sparks - by Hugo Carvalho
Ticha Penicheiro (5'11''-G-74, college: ODU) will sign soon, for one of the most emblematic WNBA teams: the Los Angeles Sparks.

The best Portuguese basketball player of all time was unemployed a few months ago, after living in Sacramento Monarchs.

Ticha received several calls (San Antonio, Tulsa, Washington and New York), but would choose the team from California.

Before going to Sparks, the Portuguese guard perspective represent a few games in Litomatic Umbertide, ranked seventh in the Italian league.

Source: Pedro Barros in www.planetabasket.pt