EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 2/19/2010

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  ABA   


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. 10-4 
 2. Clayton 9-3 
 3. California SK 9-6 
 4. Sacramento H. 9-10 
 5. Central Valley 4-10 
North Central Div.
 1. Chicago Steam 15-4 
 2. Lake Michigan 10-6 
 3. Columbus Crush 8-3 
 4. Pittsburgh P. 6-4 
 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. 11-4 
 2. NY Thunder 9-3 
 3. Maryland M. 7-9 
 4. NY Red Riders 6-9 
 5. Tri-City Suns 5-9 
Pacific Northwest Div.
 1. Seattle M. 8-6 
 2. Seattle ZG 3-0 
 3. Everett 2-2 
 4. Spokane Sunz 1-1 
 5. Washington R. 1-6 
SoCal Div.
 1. LA Slam 6-5 
 2. San Diego S. 5-6 
 3. Compton C. 4-2 
 4. Las Vegas A. 2-0 
 5. Riverside R. 2-3 
 6. Honolulu 1-1 
 7. California BB 1-4 
South Central Div.
 1. Kentucky S. 13-7 
 2. Kentucky B. 12-7 
 3. W.Virginia B. 6-10 
 4. St.Louis S. 0-3 
Southeast Div.
 1. Music City Stars 9-3 
 2. Mississippi B. 4-6 
 3. Columbus Life 3-5 
 4. Florida Th. 1-0 
 5. Charlotte 1-3 
 6. Carolina K. 0-0 
 7. Ga PROWL 0-1 
Southwest Div.
 1. SE Texas M. 19-3 
 2. N.Texas F. 11-3 
 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 


Another win for the Life - by Gianni Pascucci
The Columbus Life Tigers defeated the Georgia Gwizzlies, 127-63 on Feb 15, 2010, improving their record to 3-5. With 22 points and 3 rebounds, Warren Beaulah (6'4''-G-84, college: Brewton Parker) led Columbus in scoring. Anthony Jackson (5'7''-G) added 14 pts, 10 steals, Prince Salmon (6'0''-G) had 14 pts, 13 stls, Dominique 'DJ' Hicks (6'5''-F, college: Mars Hill) had 12 pts, 6 steals and 6 assists, Mike Davis (6'7''-F-83, college: Ft.Valley St.) added 13 and Ryan Chester (6'5''-F-86, college: Columbus St.) 12.

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  ALBANIA   


Standings - A1
A1 Standings
 1. SK Tirana 12-0 
 2. Valbona 7-5 
 3. Vllaznia Shk. 5-7 
 4. Skenderbeu 4-7 
 5. Studenti 4-7 
 6. Teuta Durres 3-9 


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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. Harrison, Obera TC17.6 
 3. Melo, Z*Indepe.17.4 
 4. Elsener, El Nacional17.4 
 5. Kornegay, A.Ita.16.9 
 6. Leith, Firmat SF16.4 
 7. Williams, Independ.T.16.4 
 8. Tomatis, Alma Juniors16.1 
 9. Truscott, San M.15.3 
 10. Ford, Belgrano SN15.3 
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.8.2 
 5. Leith, Firmat SF7.9 
 6. Espinoza, Argentino7.8 
 7. Benjamin, San M.7.6 
 8. Frey, A.Italiana7.5 
 9. Wilkerson, Ciclista7.4 
 10. Williams, Club 97.4 
Assists Per Game
 Julian OLMEDO
  Bragado
  (187-G-77)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Olmedo, Bragado4.3 
 2. Gandoy, Belgrano SN3.1 
 3. La Bella, Obera TC2.9 
 4. Palacios, Firmat S.2.7 
 5. Lauro, Z*Indepe.2.6 
 6. Ceci, Argentino2.5 
 7. Perez, El Nacional2.4 
 8. Sartorelli, San M.2.3 
 9. Safar, Argentino2.3 
 10. Luchino, San M.2.2 
Steals Per Game
 Alexis ELSENER
  El Nacional
  (196-G-88)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Elsener, El Nacional2.2 
 2. La Bella, Obera TC2.1 
 3. Williams, Independ.T.2.1 
 4. Giletta, Alma Juniors2.1 
 5. Castets, Obera TC2.1 
 6. Fernandez, Alma J.1.8 
 7. Eseverri, Belgrano.1.8 
 8. Eiguren, Firmat SF1.7 
 9. Castelli, Independ.T.1.7 
 10. Harrison, Obera TC1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Jeremy CLAYTON
  Firmat SF
  (201-F-86)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Clayton, Firmat SF1.7 
 2. Francis, Argentino1.5 
 3. Espinoza, Argentino1.5 
 4. Williams, Club 91.4 
 5. Kornegay, A.Ita.1.3 
 6. Williams, Independ.T.1.2 
 7. Robinson, Argentino0.9 
 8. Giorgi, Obera TC0.9 
 9. Ford, Belgrano SN0.9 
 10. Nwankwo, El Nacional0.8 


Standings - TNA
TNA Standings
TNA1
 1. Argentino 5-1 
 2. Club 9 5-2 
 3. San Mart.C. 3-3 
 4. El Nacional 3-3 
 5. San Mart.MJ 3-4 
 6. Ciclista 2-4 
 7. Bragado 1-5 
TNA2
 1. Obera TC 5-0 
 2. Alma Juniors 3-2 
 3. Belgrano SN 2-3 
 4. A.Italiana 2-3 
 5. Firmat SF 2-3 
 6. Independ.T. 1-4 


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  ASEAN LEAGUE   


ASEAN-League Round: 2 (Finals) - by Eurobasket News
Philip.Patriots - Satria Muda 72-53
Philippine Patriots made a huge step towards winning the inaugural ASEAN League season. They claimed a comprehensive win in the second game of the final series against Satria Muda. Gabe Freeman (198-F-85, agency: Union Sports, college: Costa Mesa JC) scored 23 points and pulled down 13 rebounds to pace the charge. The Patriots dominated from start to finish in this one. They accumulated a 15-point halftime lead and never looked back en route to the victory. Robert Wainwright (196-F-73, college: Solano CC) produced 16 points, while Jason Dixon had 11 points and 10 rebounds for the winning side. Rony Gunawan (193-F/C-80) responded with 15 points and 7 rebounds for Satria Muda. Alexander Hartman had 12 points in the loss. The third game of the championship series is scheduled for Sunday.



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  AUSTRALIA   


NBL Semifinals: Wildcats take 1-0 lead against Blaze - by Eurobasket News
The Perth Wildcats are only one win away from progressing to this season's NBL Grand Final after scoring an 81-68 victory over the Gold Coast Blaze in game one of their Semi Final series at Challenge Stadium on Thursday night.

The Blaze will now be fighting for survival in game two of the best-of-three series which will be held at the Gold Coast Convention Centre on Tuesday night.

If Joey Wright's men avoid elimination from the finals series in that encounter, game three will be back in Perth on Sunday February 28.

Perth forced the first-up result by shutting down the potent Gold Coast scorers and doing well offensively itself.

First-year import Kevin Lisch (188-G, college: St.Louis) stepped up in his maiden NBL playoff appearance to score 19 points on 5-of-10 shooting and one three-pointer to help the Wildcats to the 13-point victory over the team that beat them three times during the regular season.

The 'Cats finished on top of the ladder with a 17-11 record to earn home-court advantage right through the playoffs and despite losing to the Blaze on The Jungle floor back on November 28, never trailed after the first two minutes.

The Blaze managed a season-low 26 first-half points courtesy of a disastrous 26 percent shooting.

The 68-point total also only came from a dismal 36 percent four-quarter shooting effort and was Gold Coast's second lowest of the season.

As well as Lisch's 19 points for the Wildcats, point guard Damian Martin (188-G-84, college: Loyola Marymount) had 11 with three from long range and kept the Blaze's dangerous Adam Gibson in check.

Galen Young (201-F/G-75, college: Charlotte) added 10 points, Martin Cattalini nine and Shawn Redhage 11 in a good all-round display from the Wildcats.

Gold Coast captain James Harvey hit three from long range in the first quarter and finished with 18 points on the back of 4-of-7 from beyond the three-point line.

Anthony Petrie added 12 points and Gibson and Maxey 10 each, but they shot 4-of-14 and 4-of-12 respectively.

The 'Cats raced to a 13-3 lead on the back of some big plays from Luke Schenscher, Lisch, Stephen Weigh, Redhage and Martin, but the Blaze maintained touch.

Their first score came from a three-point play to Mika Vukona when he outmanoeuvred Redhage down low, and then Gibson hit a three and Harvey nailed three bombs to keep the Wildcats' lead to just six after the first quarter.

Four quick points to Young helped the Wildcats open up a 10-point lead once again to start the second quarter and even though Greg Vanderjagt hit two quick buckets for the Blaze and Goulding a three, the home side dominated the rest of the half.

Martin hit two straight three-pointers and that helped the Wildcats open up a commanding 12-point lead and keep the Blaze to a paltry first-half total.

The Blaze opened up the third quarter positively with a three to Gibson, but the 'Cats maintained control to open up a game-high 14-point advantage with three-and-a-half minutes to go.

With Petrie fighting through his sore ankle to hit eight quick points and Maxey his first four of the game, the Blaze cut the margin to 11 at the last break.

Jesse Wagstaff hit a big three to begin the final quarter in what was his first basket of the game to stretch Perth's lead to 14 again.

Maxey answered back for the Blaze and Harvey added a pair of free-throws to bring the deficit back to 10.

Young hit back for the 'Cats by backing down Craig Bradshaw and scoring in the block and after a good defensive play by Martin, Weigh made a good move to score a basket and draw a foul.

He couldn't convert on the three-point play, but it still put Perth back up by 14.

It was never going to be the Blaze's night and when Lisch hit his first three with four-and-a-half minutes to go to give the 'Cats a 15-point lead, the win was secure.

Perth Wildcats 81 (Lisch 19, Martin 11, Redhage 11)
Gold Coast Blaze 68 (Harvey 18, Petrie 12, Gibson 10)


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


Stats Leaders - NBL
Points Per Game
 Kirk PENNEY
  Breakers
  (196-G-80)
  Avg: 23.2
 1. Penney, Breakers23.2 
 2. McKee, Hawks17.9 
 3. Williams, Crocodiles17.8 
 4. Ballinger, 36ers17.6 
 5. Hodge, Tigers17.5 
 6. Gilchrist, 36ers16.9 
 7. Bruton, Breakers16.8 
 8. Ubaka, Blaze16.3 
 9. Worthington, Tig.16.3 
 10. Redhage, Perth15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Rick RICKERT
  Breakers
  (211-F-83)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Rickert, Breakers7.1 
 2. Worthington, Tig.6.9 
 3. Roberts, Crocodiles6.9 
 4. Davidson, Hawks6.9 
 5. Rychart, Taipans6.8 
 6. Maxey, Blaze6.6 
 7. Schenscher, Perth6.6 
 8. Petrie, Blaze6.6 
 9. Burston, 36ers6.5 
 10. Holmes, 36ers6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Julius HODGE
  Tigers
  (201-G-83)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Hodge, Tigers5.9 
 2. McKee, Hawks4.5 
 3. Gibson, Blaze4.5 
 4. Ubaka, Blaze4.2 
 5. Gilchrist, 36ers4.2 
 6. Williams, Crocodiles3.5 
 7. Groves, 36ers3.4 
 8. Crosswell, Tigers3.4 
 9. Boucher, Breakers3.3 
 10. Bruton, Breakers3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Glen SAVILLE
  Hawks
  (197-G/F-76)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Saville, Hawks1.4 
 2. Martin, Perth1.4 
 3. Bruton, Breakers1.4 
 4. Boucher, Breakers1.3 
 5. Williams, Crocodiles1.3 
 6. Jones, Taipans1.3 
 7. McKee, Hawks1.2 
 8. Hodge, Tigers1.2 
 9. Lisch, Perth1.1 
 10. Worthington, Tig.1.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Julius HODGE
  Tigers
  (201-G-83)
  Avg: 0.9
 1. Hodge, Tigers0.9 
 2. Maxey, Blaze0.7 
 3. Williams, Crocodiles0.7 
 4. Penney, Breakers0.7 
 5. Rickert, Breakers0.7 
 6. Rychart, Taipans0.6 
 7. Melzer, Taipans0.6 
 8. Redhage, Perth0.6 
 9. Crosswhite, Taipa.0.5 
 10. Lisch, Perth0.5 


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  AUSTRIA   


Grum found a new team - by Stefan Heinrich
It didnt take Samo Grum (194-G/F-79) too long to find a new team for the rest of this season. After his departure in Oberwart he signed a contract until the end of the season with his former team from Klagenfurt. Grum will finish this season with the Worthersee Piraten where he already played during the 2006-2007 season. After that period he played 2 very succesful seasons in Furstenfelld before his short stop with the Oberwart Gunners during this season.

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  BALKAN LEAGUE   


Standings
Balkan League Standings
Group A
 1. Lovcen 5-2 
 2. Metalac 4-3 
 3. Cherno More 4-3 
 4. Rilski Sport 3-4 
 5. Rabotnicki 1-5 
 6. Gaz Metan 0-0 
Group B
 1. Levski 6-2 
 2. Feni Indistrija 6-2 
 3. Beograd 6-3 
 4. Mornar Bar 3-5 
 5. Steaua Turabo 2-6 
 6. Spartak P. 2-7 


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  BELARUS   


The End of the First Stage - by Eurobasket News
Minsk-2006 remained undefeated and finished the first stage of the League with 28-0 record. Vitalyur was the last team to be beaten by the favorites in the last round.
On February 12th Minsk-2006 won over Vitalyur 100:63. The favorites opened the game with 25-21 lead and increased to 13 points at the halftime. The third and the last periods were great for the hosts that produced easy wins. Dzianis Korshuk (201-F-78, agency: Agency No 10) top-scored for the winners with 17 points and Rostislav Vergun (199-G-82, college: Birmingham Souther) netted 12. Vitali Liutych (198-G-92) responded with 15 points. The latter is the top-scorer of the League with 16.2 points per game.
On February 13th Minsk-2006 smashed Vitalyur 108:61. Minsk easily started with 27-6 lead after the opening quarter and never looked behind after. The winners of the first stage won all the quarters and easily reached three digits. Dmitri Shilovich (199-F-89) top-scored for the winners with 24 points for 28-0 record. Aleksandr Fomin (208-F/C-86, agency: Interperformances) delivered 19, while McCoy Jason scored 16. Siarhei Hancharonak (204-C-91) replied with 15 points and Vitali Liutych added 11.
OZAA Osipovichi finished the First stage with 21-7 record, while Grodno-93 on the third place with 20-8 record. All three teams as well as Lokomotiv that is on the fourth position will continue between each other in Group A. The last fur teams of the League settled down in Group B.


Standings - Premier League
Premier League Stage Two Standings
Group A
 1. Minsk-2006 28-0 
 2. OZAA Osipov. 21-7 
 3. Grodno-93 20-8 
 4. Lokomotiv 17-11 
Group B
 1. Sozh Gomel 12-16 
 2. BNTU 7-21 
 3. Vitalyur 5-23 
 4. Temp-OSHVSM 2-26 
Stage One Standings


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  BRAZIL   


Standings - BNL
NBB Standings
 1. Universo/BRB 14-1 
 2. Flamengo 11-4 
 3. Pitagoras/Minas 11-4 
 4. Ciser/Joinville 10-4 
 5. Vivo/Franca 10-6 
 6. GRSA/Bauru 7-8 
 7. Pinheiros/Sky 7-8 
 8. CETAF 7-8 
 9. S.Jose/Vinac 7-9 
 10. Amigao/Assis 6-9 
 11. Londrina 5-9 
 12. Paulistano 4-11 
 13. Palmeiras/Lupo 4-11 
 14. Saldanha 2-13 


NBB allstar weekend set for this Saturday and Sunday in Minas - by Mel Devonne
Its the brightest and best of the NBB playing this weekend in NBB all star weekend Feb 20 and 21 in Uberlandia, MG.
There will be a 3 pts contest, a dunk contest and a veterans game on Saturday and the All Star game Sunday.
Marcelo Machado of Flamengo will lead the Kalena team and Alex Garcia and Shamel Stallworth will lead the
Peroca team.
It promises to be a great event and can be viewed at www.esportestv.net (check web site for times)


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  CBA   


The Georgia Gwizzlies Head to the CBA - by Richard
The Continental Basketball League (CBL) is excited to welcome the Georgia Gwizzlies basketball franchise to its growing list of affiliated teams.

Atlanta has always been the home of great basketball talent as well as avid basketball fans, says CBL Commissioner Dennis Truax. The Grizzlies will undoubtedly set the tone for the kind of upbeat play we hope CBL fans will quickly grow to love.

The team will be managed by Embry Malone , a long-time advocate of developmental basketball leagues.

The front office is currently coordinating team tryouts and a home game schedule, both of which should be available very soon. The new team website is in production and should be launched within the next week.

The Continental Basketball League will kick off its first season in April, and conclude the last weekend of June. The CBL has been designed to deliver the best basketball action during the spring months, while serving as active, valued and integral members of their respective communities.
source: Georgia Gwizzlies


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  CZECH REPUBLIC   


Stats Leaders - NBL
Points Per Game
 Myles MCKAY
  USK Praha
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 23.9
 1. McKay, USK P.23.9 
 2. Smith, BC Kolin17.3 
 3. Hatcher, BK Decin17.2 
 4. Sarovic, Novy Jicin16.6 
 5. Meno, Basketbo.15.6 
 6. Stuchly, NH Ostrava15.6 
 7. Thomas, Podebrady15.3 
 8. Hampton, BK Pardu.15.1 
 9. Castleberry, Podeb.14.7 
 10. Stec, B&W Opava14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Tremaine FORD
  USK Praha
  (207-F-86)
  Avg: 11.4
 1. Ford, USK Praha11.4 
 2. Castleberry, Podeb.9.5 
 3. Meno, Basketbo.9.3 
 4. Chan, BK Prostejov7.4 
 5. Landry, BK Prost.7.0 
 6. Houska, BK Decin6.9 
 7. Payne, NH Ostrava6.5 
 8. Machac, BC Kolin6.5 
 9. Arnold, BK Pardu.6.3 
 10. Platt, BC Kolin6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Levell SANDERS
  Novy Jicin
  (189-G-75)
  Avg: 5
 1. Sanders, Novy Jicin5.0 
 2. Lawrence, BK Prost.4.5 
 3. Carnecky, B&W O.4.4 
 4. Mitchell, NH Os.4.3 
 5. Jones, BC Kolin4.3 
 6. Hatcher, BK Decin4.0 
 7. McKay, USK P.3.9 
 8. Kotas, USK Praha3.9 
 9. Vrubl, Basketbo.3.6 
 10. Skibniewski, BK Pro.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Eugene LAWRENCE
  BK Prostejov
  (184-G-86)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Lawrence, BK Prost.2.2 
 2. Mitchell, NH Os.2.2 
 3. Sirina, B&W Opava2.1 
 4. Wright, BK Pardu.2.1 
 5. Kotas, USK Praha2.1 
 6. Muirhead, Novy Jicin2.0 
 7. Pandula, Novy Jicin2.0 
 8. McKay, USK P.1.9 
 9. Lenzly, CEZ N.1.8 
 10. Hanavan, CEZ N.1.7 
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 Jicin1.5 
 4. Ford, USK Praha1.4 
 5. Pelikan, Novy Jicin1.2 
 6. Steffel, Novy Jicin1.2 
 7. Castleberry, Podeb.1.2 
 8. Payne, NH Ostrava1.2 
 9. Benda, CEZ Nymburk1.0 
 10. Houska, BK Decin0.9 


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  D-LEAGUE   


Wednesday: Flash fall to Skyforce - by Eurobasket News
The Utah Flash came of a ten-day break well rested and ready to host the Sioux Falls Skyforce. After a back and forth battle Sioux Falls pulled away for a 109-98 victory. Reggie Williams (6'5''-G/F-86, agency: Interperformances, college: VMI) scored 29 points in the Sioux Falls victory.

Sioux Falls came out ready to play as well and took a six point lead into the locker room. The Skyforce were able to top the Flash by three points in both the first and second quarter led by six players who had six or more points in the half.

The Skyforce shot 64-percent from the floor in the first half while taking only 33 shots. Sioux Falls also controlled the paint well in the first half scoring 34 points in the paint.

During the third quarter the Skyforce once again increased their lead by three points and took a 76-65 lead into the final quarter. By the end of three quarters the Skyforce's leading scorer Reggie Williams had 26 points. Kevin Kruger made his season debut for the Flash and tallied eight points in the third.

Utah and Sioux Falls battled back and forth during the final quarter, but despite being able to get multiple defensive stops the Flash missed critical free throws down the stretch.

The Flash rallied to get within five points, but after Bennet Davis (6'9''-F-84, agency: KMG Sports Management, college: Northeastern) secured a defensive rebound he was called for a foul which put Sioux Falls on the free throw line and eventually sealed the game.

Utah returns to the McKay Events Center on Friday to face the Albuquerque Thunderbirds. Tipoff is at 7p.m.


Courtesy of www.oursportscentral.com


Standings
D-League Standings
Central Division
 1. Iowa E. 27-6 
 2. Sioux Falls S. 17-14 
 3. Dakota W. 16-13 
 4. Erie Bay H. 12-20 
 5. Ft.Wayne MA 9-19 
Southwest Division
 1. Rio Grande 23-8 
 2. Austin T. 19-11 
 3. Maine R.Claws 19-12 
 4. Tulsa 66ers 17-14 
 5. Albuquerque 16-14 
West Division
 1. Utah F. 16-16 
 2. Idaho S. 14-15 
 3. Reno Bighorns 13-16 
 4. Los Angeles D. 8-18 
 5. Bakersfield J. 8-22 
 6. Springfield A. 5-22 


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Malik HAIRSTON
  San Antonio S.
  (198-G-87)
  Avg: 29.3
 1. Hairston, Austin T.29.3 
 2. Almond, Springfi.26.8 
 3. Harris, Rio Grande26.4 
 4. Williams, Sioux F.25.9 
 5. Gaines, Idaho S.23.9 
 6. Farmer, Reno B.23.5 
 7. Taylor, Idaho S.23.1 
 8. Powell, Albuquerque22.2 
 9. Howard, Ft.Wayne.21.9 
 10. Tolliver, Idaho S.21.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dwayne JONES
  Austin T.
  (211-C-83)
  Avg: 14.9
 1. Jones, Austin T.14.9 
 2. Dorsey, Rio Grande13.2 
 3. Tolliver, Idaho S.11.4 
 4. Kurz, Ft.Wayne MA10.8 
 5. Bryant, Erie Bay H.10.3 
 6. Reiner, Ft.Wayne.10.0 
 7. Harris, Rio Grande9.8 
 8. Simpson, Los A.9.4 
 9. Looby, Albuquerque9.3 
 10. Barron, Iowa E.9.2 
Assists Per Game
 Curtis STINSON
  Iowa E.
  (187-G-83)
  Avg: 10.1
 1. Stinson, Iowa E.10.1 
 2. Conroy, Rio Grande8.9 
 3. Jackson, Erie B.7.6 
 4. Curry, Springfield A.7.4 
 5. Clinkscales, Erie B.7.2 
 6. Lafayette, Ft.Wayne.6.9 
 7. Gaines, Idaho S.6.9 
 8. Shakur, Tulsa 66ers6.7 
 9. McLeod, Albuquer.6.4 
 10. Smith, Idaho S.5.9 
Steals Per Game
 Orien GREENE
  Utah F.
  (193-G-82)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Greene, Utah F.2.7 
 2. Trepagnier, Iowa E.2.4 
 3. Gaines, Idaho S.2.3 
 4. Shakur, Tulsa 66ers2.2 
 5. Stinson, Iowa E.2.1 
 6. Robinson, Reno B.2.0 
 7. Baker, Dakota W.2.0 
 8. Simpson, Los A.1.9 
 9. Jackson, Erie B.1.9 
 10. Charlo, Reno B.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Gregory STIEMSMA
  Sioux Falls S.
  (211-C-85)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Stiemsma, Sioux F.3.6 
 2. Looby, Albuquerque3.5 
 3. Ajinca, Maine RC3.1 
 4. Simmons, Idaho S.2.9 
 5. Looby, Rio Grande2.6 
 6. Benson, Reno B.1.8 
 7. Jones, Austin T.1.8 
 8. Trybanski, Reno B.1.7 
 9. Kurz, Ft.Wayne MA1.5 
 10. Reiner, Ft.Wayne.1.5 


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All-Star Game Postponed til April - by Justin Moore
Due to The Historic Snow storms that have hit the DC Metro area this years EBA All-star game has been postponed til April 3rd at Howard University. I was notified by the EBA league office this will a big event showcasing the talent in this years EBA season with All-stars from each of the four powerful divisions, look for more information about the EBA and the All-stars to be named check it out at www.easternbasketballalliance.com.

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Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Charron FISHER
  Kalev/Cramo
  (193-G/F-85)
  Avg: 24
 1. Fisher, Kalev/Cr.24.0 
 2. McGee, Kuremaa19.1 
 3. Kriisa, Rakvere18.1 
 4. Kurg, Kuremaa17.9 
 5. Reed, Tallinna Kalev17.8 
 6. Covington, Tallin.17.3 
 7. Toome, TTU K.16.9 
 8. Akognon, Kalev/Cr.15.8 
 9. Raap, Parnu15.3 
 10. Winston, Kuremaa15.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Brett MCGEE
  Kuremaa
  (198-G/F-84)
  Avg: 10.6
 1. McGee, Kuremaa10.6 
 2. Reed, Tallinna Kalev10.4 
 3. Toome, TTU K.8.8 
 4. Keerles, Kalev/Cr.8.5 
 5. Fisher, Kalev/Cr.8.2 
 6. Winston, Kuremaa7.9 
 7. Ringmets, Parnu7.9 
 8. Kriisa, Rakvere7.8 
 9. Erm, Parnu7.7 
 10. Talts, TU/Rock7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Valmo KRIISA
  Rakvere
  (190-G-74)
  Avg: 4.9
 1. Kriisa, Rakvere4.9 
 2. Sokk, Kalev/Cramo4.4 
 3. Rannula, Valga Welg3.8 
 4. Sokk, TU/Rock3.5 
 5. Winston, Kuremaa3.4 
 6. Saage, Rakvere3.2 
 7. Leppik, TU/Rock3.0 
 8. Toome, TTU K.2.9 
 9. Tein, TU/Rock2.7 
 10. Raap, Parnu2.5 
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. Karner, Parnu1.9 
 7. Kurg, Kuremaa1.9 
 8. Fisher, Kalev/Cr.1.8 
 9. Kriisa, Rakvere1.8 
 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/Rock1.2 
 4. McGee, Kuremaa1.2 
 5. Morrison, TU/Rock1.0 
 6. Kitsing, TU/Rock1.0 
 7. Hallik, Rakvere0.9 
 8. Ringmets, Parnu0.7 
 9. Ilver, Tallinna Kalev0.6 
 10. Saks, TTU K.0.6 


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Panellinios bring in Haywood Owens - by Eurobasket News
Panellionios landed Haywood Owens (204-F-79, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Texas). The 30-year-old power forward was searching for team after BC Donetsk went bankrupt. Haywood Owens averaged 11.0 points, 5.3 boards and 1.7 blocks per EuroChallenge game this season. In Ukrainian Superleague his stats read 10.9 points, 5.3 boards and 1.3 blocks. Last season Haywood Owens tallied 17.1 points, 6.7 rebounds and 1.4 steals per Superleague appearance. He was trumped the All-Ukrainian Superleague Player of the Year by our site. The forward is not new to Greece. He played for Panionios back in 2006.


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UU-Korihait Uusikaupunki sign Mark McCarroll - by Eurobasket
UU-Korihait Uusikaupunki strengthened their roster with addition of 30-year old American power forward Mark McCarroll (208-F/C-80, college: Pittsburgh, agency: ACMT). McCarroll played most recently at Aix-Maurienne Savoie Basket (France). McCarroll is a very experienced player. He played also pro basketball in Dominican Rep., France and Sweden.
2008 was a succesful year for Mark, he was awarded: Eurobasket.com All-Finnish Korisliiga Center of The Year, Eurobasket.com All-Finnish Korisliiga 1st Team and Eurobasket.com Finnish Korisliiga All-Imports Team
in his first game with UU-Korihait Uusikaupunki, McCarroll played 20 minutes and scored 19 points, 6 rebounds and 1 assists
By Eurobasket Data Center


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, LoKoKo21.8 
 4. Leggett, Huima20.8 
 5. Conerly, Tarmo20.3 
 6. Riihela, BC Nokia19.7 
 7. Jallow, Uusimaa19.7 
 8. Stamper, Uusimaa19.3 
 9. Kaunomaki, Namika I.18.9 
 10. Pichon, LoKoKo18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Arsene TOWA
  Kerava ET
  (191-F-81)
  Avg: 13.8
 1. Towa, Kerava ET13.8 
 2. Nash, Lapua13.3 
 3. Coleman, LoKoKo13.0 
 4. Sampay, Huima12.1 
 5. Leggett, Huima11.7 
 6. Jallow, Uusimaa11.6 
 7. Pichon, LoKoKo11.2 
 8. Douglas, Ura Basket11.0 
 9. Stamper, Uusimaa10.4 
 10. King, Jyvaskyla10.3 
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, LoKoKo3.2 
 6. Riihela, BC Nokia2.8 
 7. Ahila, Jyvaskyla2.8 
 8. Huff, LoKoKo2.7 
 9. Rokala, Ura Basket2.5 
 10. Hanninen, Wartti2.3 
Steals Per Game
 Ville PEKKOLA
  Namika Lahti
  (192-G-89)
  Avg: 3
 1. Pekkola, Namika II3.0 
 2. Nash, Lapua3.0 
 3. Stamper, Uusimaa2.5 
 4. Favors, Uusimaa2.4 
 5. Rokala, Ura Basket2.3 
 6. Conerly, Tarmo2.2 
 7. King, Jyvaskyla2.2 
 8. Huff, LoKoKo2.0 
 9. Hale, Tarmo2.0 
 10. Thomas, LoKoKo2.0 
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. Streng, Namika II0.6 
 7. Egwuatu, Kerava ET0.6 
 8. Raami, Honka0.6 
 9. Coleman, LoKoKo0.5 
 10. Paivinen, Wartti0.5 


Stats Leaders - Korisliiga
Points Per Game
 Ricky HICKMAN
  Namika Lahti
  (190-G-85)
  Avg: 24.7
 1. Hickman, Namika Lahti24.7 
 2. Washington, KTP22.5 
 3. Trotter, ToPo21.7 
 4. Golson, Karhu20.5 
 5. Turner, LrNM.20.0 
 6. Lowe, Pyrinto19.8 
 7. Rouse, Namika L.19.1 
 8. Belser, Honka18.8 
 9. Wood, Karhu18.8 
 10. Stamper, LrNM.18.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jeremiah WOOD
  Karhu
  (200-F-85)
  Avg: 14.2
 1. Wood, Karhu14.2 
 2. Vinson, FoKoPo12.0 
 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, Honka9.8 
 10. Smith, Karhu9.4 
Assists Per Game
 Jeremiah WOOD
  Karhu
  (200-F-85)
  Avg: 4.7
 1. Wood, Karhu4.7 
 2. Hickman, Namika Lahti3.9 
 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, Korihait3.1 
 9. Elliott, Honka3.0 
 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 Lahti2.6 
 4. Golson, Karhu2.4 
 5. Stamper, LrNM.2.2 
 6. Clarkson, Kataja2.1 
 7. Wood, Karhu2.0 
 8. Shiloh, Kouvot2.0 
 9. Turner, LrNM.2.0 
 10. Washington, KTP1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Ricky HICKMAN
  Namika Lahti
  (190-G-85)
  Avg: 0.8
 1. Hickman, Namika Lahti0.8 
 2. Stamper, LrNM.0.8 
 3. Shiloh, Kouvot0.7 
 4. Clarkson, Kataja0.7 
 5. Moye, Kouvot0.7 
 6. Chones, Kataja0.7 
 7. Hudson, Korihait0.7 
 8. Pearson, ToPo0.7 
 9. Niskanen, Karhu0.6 
 10. Gibson, LrNM.0.6 


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Greg Jenkins (Deutsche Bank Skyliners) Fighting For Playing Time And Consistency - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
27 year old 206cm center Greg Jenkins (206-F/C-82, college: Iona) is playing his second season for The Deutsche Bank Skyliners. He is from Mt Vernon New York and played at Iona from 2000-2005 and in his senior year he played 30 games averaging 15.7ppg, 6.3rpg, 1.0apg, 2.2bpg, FGP: 55.8%. in his rookie season in 2005-2006, he played in Greece for Iraklis Thessaloniki playing 18 games averaging 8.6ppg, 5.2rpg, 2FGP: 52.0%, FT: 63.0%. In 2006-2007, he played in the CBA for the Pittsburgh Xplosion playing 33 games averaging 9.2ppg, 5.2rpg, 1.1apg, 1.0bpg, FGP: 54.3%, FT: 73.6%. In 2007-2008, he came to Germany and played for The Paderborn Baskets playing 29 games averaging 10.9ppg, 6.5rpg, 1.1bpg, 2FGP: 52.7%, FT: 59.6%. Last season for Frankfurt he averaged 6,7ppg and 4,4rpg in 20 games. He spoke to eurobasket recently about the current season.

I was sad that you did not play more in Tuebingen, did coach Murat Didin tell you why he did not play you more, despite the team being hammered under the boards?

No, he did not. It was the coachs decision and I guess he was looking for match up problems with Seth and Derrick against Tuebingen. That is sometimes just how it works in basketball.

It is no secret that the Skyliners want a guard. Many thought it would be a big guy but it turns out that they want to get a guard player. Does it surprise you?

I guess the guard plan does not surprise me but to tell you the truth, we are playing well at the moment and I do not think we need a new player. It is a business and Frankfurt knows what they are doing.

What has positively touched you in the first half of the season about the team?

I think it is great how close everyone is in the team. Even with the ups and downs and when we have had a bad game, the team sticks together and guys do not hate on each other. We are like brothers and it is also great that people are not upset if a guy is playing more than the other.

On what things do the Deutsche Bank Skyliners need to work on in the 2nd half of the season?

We have to buckle down on defense and understand the opponents offense better.

The biggest strength of Frankfurt is their fighting mentality and crunch time success. Have you ever played on a team where you were never afraid you were going to loose?

I have never played on a team where I was never afraid. Every game when we are down, we always find a way to win. Nobody ever gives up.

Who is the best Skyliner motivator on the court?

Derrick Allen is our best motivator. He is always saying something positive on the court, no matter what is happening. He is a real leader.

What is something about Aubrey Reese that nobody knows about?

I cannot think of anything at the moment or what I can say on the air. You will have to ask Reese.

You have played against every team in the BEKO BBL this season. Who was the best team you played against?

Goettingen was the best team we played against so far, I think. They come at you for 40 minutes with non-stop pressure on offense and defense. They attack, attack, attack for 40 minutes.

You are averaging 6.9 ppg, 4.9 rpg in 16 minutes. Are you happy with your game?

Not really. I would like to do more. I mean, it is better than nothing but I am not satisfied. I hope to provide more as the season goes along.

Everyone knows that you can play but you are inconsistent. Is that a mental problem?

I do not know if I am not focussed. I just try to come out and play my game. Sometimes I am doing well and sometimes I am not looking so good and then I have to go back to the bench. I need to work on my consistency.

Do you talk with Murat Didin about your playing time? Sometimes you start, make a mistake, go out and not return, this cannot help the self-confidence of a player, can it?

No, it cannot help my self-confidence. I try to look through it, work hard each practise and just try to do better.

You had a great game against Braunschweig with 19 points and 6 rebounds. You brought a lot of fear into the Braunschweig team. Why can you not always play like that?

I think I can play like that more but sometimes it just depends on the rhythm of the game. I got the ball early and a lot and other times I have 2 or 3 shots only in a game. I hope I will get the ball more often in the future.

This is your 2nd season in Frankfurt, the winter cannot be as bad as in New York, can it?

It has been snowing a lot this year in Frankfurt but I think Frankfurt got New York this year in snow. New York is usually colder in Frankfurt.

What do you like most about Germany?

I am happy that everything is good financially and I do not have to worry about getting my money. I like living in the mall and being able to go down in my slippers and get food but I am not wearing my pyjamas, I am usually wearing my sweats.

How much do you miss Ilian Evtimov?

I miss him a lot and he is a good friend. I miss all the guys from last season actually. I wanted to see him play in Goettingen but Derrick told me that he did not go.

Do you miss the drawings of Evtimov, he drew you very well?

I like most of his drawings but he thought I was too strong. He made me look like a monster sometimes. I am not that big.

If you were on the couch of David Letterman, what joke would you tell?

I am not really a funny guy but I would tell a joke about the world. I saw Lady Gaga on the Grammys she had a mask on and looked very weird. I would do a joke about that.

Who would win a one on one you or Marius Nolte?

Me, I am a pretty confident guy. I think I could win.

Who is going to win the Superbowl - Saints or Colts?

The Colts will win. I hope it will be a good game. Peyton is the greatest quarterback of all time, as soon as he figures out the defense, he will destroy them.

What was the last DVD you saw?

Along came Polly.

Thanks for the chat, Greg.

Thanks, Miles.



The Nordlingen Giants Acquire Donovan Morris For The Stretch Run - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
With the player deadline coming closer and The Nordlingen Giants in danger of leaving the PRO A with a 6-14 record at 15th place, the club decided to get active on the market by getting Donovan Morris (191-G-84, college: Long Beach St.). He is a 25 year old 191cm guard from San Bernadino, California. His last team was Falco KC-Szombathely of Hungary where he was averaging 11,3ppg in 27 minutes per game. Nordlingen manager Jurgen Kohl is happy about getting the American. 'We have to stop this possible risk of leaving the PRO A. Morris will help us', stressed Jurgen Kohl. He played at Winchendon Prep school and then entered the NCAA and played for Fresno State from 2004-2006 and then transfered to Long Beach and played there from 2007-2009. In his senior year, he played 25 games averaging 14.8ppg, 3.2rpg, 2.0apg, FGP: 40.5%, 3Pts: 27.2%, FT: 83.6%
Source: www.nordlinger-basketball.de


The Deutsche Bank Skyliners Clash against MBC Featuring A Return Meeting With 2010 Allstar Slam Dunkers Super Tez Robertson and Ade The Great Dagunduro February 21st - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
With the carnival weekend aftermath slowly fading away with the Joker back in his office filing away on his trademark laugh, basketball fans might have been preoccupied with the Elvis outfit of Bonn player Artur Kolodziejski and missed the 2010 NBA Allstar Slam Dunk contest as well, but fans should be back to normal this coming weekend as there very well might be a private Slam dunk contest between Super Tez Robertson and Ademola The Great Dagunduro with Dunking Kong as judge before the Deutsche Bank Skyliners-MBC game on Sunday February 21st at 15:00. Both possible dunkers seem to be on a different course considering a possible showdown in the air towards the hoop. 'I am actually focusing more on the basketball game, but if there were to be a slam dunk contest then I would still have to work on some dunks. But I think it would be a good contest. Ade did some good powerful dunks, but they may not have been as flashy as mine, but he could definitely dunk', stressed Quantez Robertson (190-G-84, college: Auburn). Dagunduro might not be necessarily be thinking of a private slam dunk contest, but moreover about getting that big chance during the game to show the fans dessert on the rim. 'This should be a fun game. Whoever gets out on the first fast break should give the fans something to cheer about. Robertson is something to see. He can fly for his 190cm. I have to be honest, I save my jumping and limit it to only a few in the games. If we were up by a lot and I had the chance to dunk then I would dunk between my legs, but only if we were up by very much so I could get away with missing the dunk', warned MBC American Adeola Dagunduro (196-G-86, college: Nebraska).

The laid back expression of New York Knick guard Nate Robinson (175-G-84, college: Washington) said it all after he won his third NBA slam dunk contest last weekend in Dallas. Players and fans had been very disappointed by the dunks of the competitors, but when there is no Lebron or Kobe taking part, one should not be expecting miracles. 'That is just the nature of it. It is not always going to be great but you hope that it will bring some entertainment. Of course it is very difficult when big guys like Anatoly Kashirov (215-C-87, agency: Court Side) LeBron James (203-F-84), Kobe Bryant (198-G-78) or Vince Carter (196-G-77, college: N.Carolina) are not present but I think it will be good again in the future', stressed Telekom Baskets Bonn forward Ronald Dupree. Perhaps the NBA should consider inviting some of the dunk talent overseas, because the Tez and Ade show might have even had guys like Nate Robinson (175-G-84, college: Washington) getting big eyes. 'I think that Robertson and Dagunduro could of given Shannon Brown (191-G-85, agency: Priority Sports, college: Michigan St.) and Gerald Wallace (201-F-82, college: Alabama) a run for the money this year. I thought that this years Slam Dunk contest was one of the worst ever since they didnt do any spectacular dunk', expressed Phoenix Hagen American Quentin Pryor (193-G/F-83, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement, college: Morehead St.). If Pryor was a judge in the Ballsporthalle for a Tez-Ade slam dunk contest, it seems like he would give the edge to the smaller player. 'I would have to take Robertson since he took second this year at the Allstar game. Robertson is a bit shorter and dunks by shorter guys look better. The only way that I think that Dagunduro would win if he were to jump over his teammate Anatoly Kashirov. He then should get both awards from the NBA and Beko BBL', joked Quentin Pryor (193-G/F-83, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement, college: Morehead St.). Super Tez seems to get the most nods for winning. 'I think Robertson would win. I remember seeing some nice dunks by him in warmups before our game', added ex Paderborn Basket guard Steven Wright (191-G-83, college: N.Kentucky).

In the beginning of the season, The Deutsche Bank Skyliners had to enter a very loud and hostile MBC Wolves den and have to put up with a very very aggressive pack of wolves that were running around the court like hungry and injured animals fighting for their lives. The wolves did a super job, but at the end were unable to lock up Aubrey Reese (183-G-78, agency: Interperformances, college: Murray St.) in their dungeon as he won the game with a fade away jumper. This time the MBC Wolves will have to go into a more quiet ferocious environment, but the wolves spirit might be able to sneak in from the woods and into the back door of the Ballsporthalle. 'The wolves spirit will be there, but if we win the game, I am sure that we wait until 12 and until the moon is full and howl and wake the Skyliners out of their sleep and let them know that we won the game', joked Adeola Dagunduro. Quentin Pryor (193-G/F-83, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement, college: Morehead St.) thought hard and long for some entertaining solutions as to how Frankfurt could escape the aggressiveness of the MBC wolves. 'I think that Frankfurt could get rid of the wolves like in that one ending of Little Red Riding Hood by stuffing them with stones and drowning them or they could put a muzzle on the wolves to keep them from howling like the sound they make in their arena every time that they make a good play. I hate that sound. At least Frankfurt wont have to put up with that noise in Frankfurt', laughed Quentin Pryor (193-G/F-83, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement, college: Morehead St.).

For even the most dedicated MBC fans. five years of inactivity from the highest German Basketball league may have felt like five years without your favourite beer, or for a child being able to go into a candy store, but not grab for their favourite candy. How tough must it have been for the organization and fans in 2004 to win the prestigious Fiba Europe Cup against JDA Dijon 84-68 not losing a single game in international play and a short time later have to learn that they would have to stop their successful run in the BBL due to bankruptcy. I remember watching the Eurocup final in 2004. 'I am happy that MBC is back and it is nice to see how well a job young coach Bjoern Harmsen is doing. It is a special team that is playing with a lot of emotion and energy. It is refreshing to see that 10 players are sharing minutes, scoring and rebounding', stressed Murat Didin (agency: Interperformances ). This was a huge blow to the region and may only have been topped if a severe unusual drought had whipped away the two natural springs, the Leisslinger mineral water and Saskia Quelle where mineral water is bottled in the region. However the organization never gave up, took up playing in the Regionaliga and eventually moving up to the Second Bundesliga/PRO A and continuing to build up the team financially and through success on the court. Coach Ari Tammivaara was sort of the early architect managing a record of 72-20 until 2007. In 2007-2008 under the watchful eye of ex BG Karlsruhe coach Uwe Sauer , the team reached position five with a 20-10 record and everyone that followed the PRO A last season know with what kind of a fury the club raced through the season totally dominating the league. The long and laborious five years are finally over as MBC is back at the big show in the BBL.

In the 2008-2009 PRO A season, MBC ploughed through the league with a 26-4 record with the same easy as a bull dozer had to get through the sloppy and treacherous roads and drive ways during the New England blizzard of 1978. Even though the team was so commanding at home with a 14-1 record, it simply couldnt get by Bayreuth that won the season series. The team had better luck against Phoenix Hagen sweeping the season series who they will meet again with changed rosters in the BBL. The team scored 90 points or more nine times and 100 points or more twice. There strongest phase was in the middle of the season going on an 14 game winning streak. They also showed that they could step it up on defense if they needed to ousting Science City Jena 61-48 and also showing their own nerves of steel grinding out close wins against The Teck Pro Braves 68-67 and 83-81 against Cuxhaven. The only real slip up that the team had was a 95-76 defeat against USC Heidelberg. Without question, MBC was the best team in the PRO A last season and rightfully deserved to return back to the BBL after a five year drought and soon after gave the fans a tasty summer gift as management announced that the club was also prepared to enter the BBL with the minimum allocated budget. 'I believe what made MBC so strong is that everyone knew and ACCEPTED their role. Coach Harmson makes sure they are prepared and its up to the players to do their part. It seemed that everyone was on the same page', stressed Bayreuth youth coach Sean McCaw

This season, MBC has played very solid and have been in and very near around the playoff standings for the whole season. Currently, the club is in 9th place with a 12-11 record. The team started off quickly winning their first three games and having a 6-2 record including wins against The Telekom Baskets Bonn and The Brose Baskets Bamberg. Since then the team has been pretty up and down and in the last six games only have a record of 2-4. Despite their up and down play, the team has shown that it can compete with any team as they also added wins against 2009 BEKO BBL champion EWE Baskets Oldenburg and the Artland Dragons to their collection. The team had a lightening start like the Nordlingen Giants last season, but the only difference is that they have been able to play solid all the way through, not sustain injuries and not have to count on a four man rotation. MBC has a young team which might have to do with their up and down play. 'It is really a matter of execution. Sometimes we are executing well while other times we are very sloppy. We have to learn to be mature to balance out our game plan', stressed MBC American Adeola Dagunduro. 'Teams are starting to figure out how to attack them and play against them', said Quentin Pryor (193-G/F-83, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement, college: Morehead St.). Even though the team is not as consistent as a Bonn team, they must be doing something right for achieving the current 9th place. 'MBC was always a defensive team, but now the team is very solid on offense', stated Quentin Pryor (193-G/F-83, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement, college: Morehead St.). 'MBC play very hard at both ends of the court and play together as a whole unit', stressed Tuebingen guard Steven Wright (191-G-83, college: N.Kentucky). When you have 12 players on the same page then it is also a lot easier to win. 'We are a young team and all guys seem to connect very well. We all understand each other and they are good guys. I like each guy', stressed ex CSKA center Anatoly Kashirov. Every team knows that MBC plays fast, but are they a second BG Goettingen? 'MBC pressure you more in the half court, but offensively are more patient', added Quentin Pryor (193-G/F-83, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement, college: Morehead St.). 'The MBC style is fast basketball with many passes and we try to keep opponents guessing as who will score or make the next play', warned MBC big man Anatoly Kashirov.

Coach Bjoern Harmsen really has to take a lot of credit for the current success of the team and with his young age of 27 and his slicked back hairdo last season, comparisons to legend coach Pat Riley seem only a matter of time. The ex Jena skipper has showed early that he can get everyone on the same page, but something must of changed in his coaching style since his unlucky start in the BBL with Science City Jena in 2007-2008? . 'I wouldnt say that his coaching style has changed so much. I am sure his basic philosophies have stayed the same. As a coach you have to be able to adjust to your team and I think he does that pretty well. I think he learned a lot from the season he was with Jena in the first league. I believe it is not so much the coach getting all 12 players on the same page, but the players themselves. The coach can lay the groundwork according to his philosophy, but the players have to accept and be willing to full fill their roles. Although it may not look like it from the outside, I am willing to bet that their team has one or two leaders that help the process along', stressed Sean McCaw. 'Young coach Harmsen has created a nice team with chemistry on and off the court. They are playing for each other and are the new Goettingen style with the similar behaviour, just technically a bit different', warned Murat Didin (agency: Interperformances ). 'Coach Harmsen has been a big reason for our success. He scouts very very much and always knows the weakness of the other teams. We have won some games on account of his good scouting', commented Anatoly Kashirov.

One player that The Deutsche Bank Skyliners really have to keep an eye on is on 215cm Russian center Anatoly Kashirov who is the clubs top scorer at the moment averaging 10,4ppg, 3,6rpg and 1,1apg. He came from CSKA Moscow and has gotten some experience despite the always deep rosters. He has played 16 Euroleague games and is a seven footer that has amazing sense of the basket especially in the paint. He has solid scoring aptitude and variability. He is really unbeatable in the paint. He has scored in double figurers in 10 games and has quickly gotten the respect of the BEKO BBL especially Quentin Pryor (193-G/F-83, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement, college: Morehead St.) of Phoenix Hagen who had to witness 22 points from the big man last weekend. 'He has a great touch for a big guy and is hard to cover because he is so big', said Quentin Pryor (193-G/F-83, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement, college: Morehead St.). His own teammates are thrilled that he is making the paint area his stomping ground. 'It was just a matter of time before he realized that he can be unstoppable. At the start of the season, he was passing the ball too much. Now he is unstoppable and if he continues to be aggressive he will be unstoppable', warned Adeola Dagunduro. Critics may ask why his rebounding is down, but there is a proper exclamation for that. 'Teams want to defend the pick and role so he is not as close to the basket. But that didnt matter in our game, because he hurt us on the glass', stressed Quentin Pryor (193-G/F-83, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement, college: Morehead St.). Kashirov knows that his rebounding is down, but he is working at it. 'My rebounding stats are a bit low and I am working on getting my rebounding better, but I seem to have the problem that I often am unlucky with getting the wrong bounces', stated Anatoly Kashirov.

Some critics may not be thrilled about how MBC didnt retain most of its players from the 2009 PRO A title season, but then again can tip their hats to Harmsen and Geissler for not doing the usual, safe and cowardly act by going out and getting 6-7 new Americans and giving more business to the Mcdonalds and Burger Kings in Weissenfels. Instead the club did something very untypical, by taking out the globe and finding players from many different countries. The team got only two Americans, but five Germans, a Serb, a Russian, a Nigerian and a Georgian This interesting mix will make MBC not your typical BBL team, but a very absorbing and unpredictable team that will be a delight to follow this season. 'Only time will tell if that was the right way to go for his team but obviously he believes it is. It could be that it brings the team closer together or exactly the opposite. I dont think it is so bad to have different nationalities though. The key is to manage PEOPLE and not nationalities. Some do it well, some not so well. Its always a gamble no matter what nationality a coach has to bring in new players'., warned Sean McCaw

27 year old 202 cm forward Sascha Leutloff (202-F-82, agency: Limelight Hoops) got a second chance in the BBL after playing the last two years with MBC and becoming into a solid role player. Last season, he averaged 9.9ppg, 6.0rpg, 1.9apg, FGP: 54.5%, 3PT: 23.7%, FT: 48.9%. He demonstrated that he was a very reliable scorer scoring in double figures in 17 games. This season, he is averaging 2,6ppg and 1,9rpg.MBC only got two new Americans with considerable youth as they share only one year of professional experience among them. 22 year old 203 cm Ivan Elliott (203-F/C-86, agency: Limelight Hoops, college: UCSB) has added muscle under the boards this season. He is very very versatile on the offensive end, able to shoot the 3-pointer with confidence, slash to the basket, and play underneath the basket with his physical strength and overall skills. He is a great team player who always gives everything he has in every practice and game and is highly motivated and willing to do the extra work to become the best player possible. He already showed signs of his overall strong play last season with SK Valmiera playing in the Latvian League averaging 11.5ppg, Reb-4 (8.0rpg), Blocks-4 (1.1bpg), FGP: 51.6%, 3PT: 35.1%, FT: 64.% in 30 games and in the Baltic League playing 18 games and averaging 10.1ppg, 5.8rpg, 1.1bpg, FGP: 50.5%, 3PT: 35.1%, FT: 70.3%. 'I really like the game of Elliot. He can do it all', stressed Sean McCaw This season, Elliot is averaging 9,0ppg and 4,7rpg. He has slumped a little the last months. He scored in double figures in the first 10 games, but since then only once..The other American that MBC picked up is 25 year old 198 cm shooting guard Matt Stucki (198-G-83, college: Idaho St.) who is a BBL rookie even though, he has one year less professional experience and is three years older than Ivan Elliott (203-F/C-86, agency: Limelight Hoops, college: UCSB). Matt Stucki (198-G-83, college: Idaho St.) played at Idaho State from 2005-2009 playing 31 games last year averaging 12.0ppg, 3.4rpg, 3.8apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 46.8%, 3Pts: 40.0%, FT: 78.3%. He never shot below 43% from the field his last three seasons and shows that he is a sniper. This season, he is at the end of the bench averaging 1,0ppg and 2,0rpg.

The most interesting development in the future game of MBC is the point guard position. In a league like the BBL where American point guards are as frequent as apples growing on a tree, the club went against the benchmark by bringing in a classical floor general with Giorgi Gamqrelidze (183-G-86, agency: Limelight Hoops) from the country of Georgia. Even though he can put up huge assist numbers, he is also known as an unsavoury defender. He can run without making a sound. When he puts his mind to it, hes capable of being unstoppable on offense and a stopper on defense. He catches his man like a tick and can squash an offender. He has good court vision and knows how to run a team. He is 183cm and 23 years old, but has already showed his mark in Fiba Eurocup and Eurochallenge games. He played at Energy Invest Rustavi the last two seasons and showed in the Georgian League that he can be a scoring point guard averaging 17.5ppg, and leading the league in assists with 7.6apg, and Steals with 3.0spg. But he has developed very nicely and now he has deserved a chance in the BBL to make the next step. This season, he is averaging 6,5ppg, 1,6rpg and 3,7apg. He has scored in double figures six times including 18 points against The Artland Dragons. Radenko Pilcevic (188-G-86) is a 188cm guard from Serbia that also is helping out at the point. He had solid stats at KK Borac Cacak last season playing 31 games and averaging 10.7ppg, 2.0rpg, 2.9apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 54.2%, 3PT: 31.9%, FT: 85.1%. This season, he is averaging 7,1ppg, 1,6rpg and 3,2apg. He has scored in double figurers eight times including 17 points against Ratiopharm Ulm.

Another reason to watch MBC in 2009-2010 has been to see if German Nikita Khartchenkov (201-F-87) will finally break free of the web that somehow has been holding him back for so many years. After not playing much in Braunschweig, he has developed into a solid BEKO BBL role player. The 22 year old 201 cm forward that was born in Leningrad, Russia, but grew up in Germany was seen as one of the bigger European prospects for the birth year of 1987. His game is interesting to watch as he is a very fast shooter and his shot is not the easiest one as he uses specific technicalities including a fine vertical leap which makes his shot even more difficult to guard, at the same time is very good in the penetration against both smaller and larger opponents. He is also an athletic guy with a very athletic body. After never getting a shot in Braunschweig, showed last season with BV Chemnitz 99 that he can be a force playing 28 games and averaging 18.3ppg, 2.8rpg, 1.4apg, FGP: 49.3%, 3PT: 41.7%, FT 81.1%. He will get a chance with MBC and get another attempt to show his stuff at the BBL level. This season he is averaging 7,9ppg and 1,5rpg. He hass cored in double figurers nine times including a21 point effort against The Duesseldorf Giants.

The team also picked up 23 year old 196 cm guard Adeola Dagunduro, who is a BBL rookie. He hails from Nigeria and grew in Inglewood, California close to the former stomping ground Forum of Magic Johnson (207-G-59, college: Michigan St.). He played at Nebraska playing 31 games: and averaging 12.8ppg, 4.4rpg, 1.4apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 52.0%, 3Pts: 34.4%, FT: 69.7%. He had a solid senior season at Nebraska. This season, he is averaging 9,4ppg, 4,3rpg and 1,7apg. He recently took part in the 2010 BEKO BBL Allstar Slam Dunk contest. He has scored in double figures 10 times and his best scoring game was 20 points against TBB Trier. The biggest question mark of the team was the center position even before Cheick Diakite came and soon after was released. MBC didnt wait long finding an unwanted ex German National player Guido Grunheid (209-F/C-82, agency: Court Side) who jumped at the chance. Grunheid not only can rebound and score on a regular basis, but also gives the team experience and knows the feeling of lifting a championship trophy, because he won three BBL titles and two Cup titles with Alba Berlin and a BBL and Cup title with Rhein Energy Cologne. Last year he spent time between Cologne and ESTIA Egaleo (Greece-A1) playing 15 games and averaging 6.2ppg, 4.7rpg, 1.1spg, FGP: 60.8%, 3PT: 22.2%, FT: 50.0%. This season, he is averaging 8,6ppg, 3,7rpg and 1,4apg. He has scored in double figures nine times. 28 year old 190cm guard Wayne Bernard (190-G-81, college: Davidson) who was the 2009 PRO A player of the year averaging 14.4ppg, 2.3rpg, 2.6apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 56.9%, 3PT: 43.2%, FT: 80.4%. He is the captain and heart and soul of the team. This season, he is averaging 8,3ppg, 1,8rpg and 1,7apg. He has scored in double figures seven times and his best scoring game was 14 points against Bamberg.

Frankfurt has fond memories of the 76-74 win in MBC as Frankfurt started a stellar comeback which was crowned with a game winning shot by Aubrey Reese (183-G-78, agency: Interperformances, college: Murray St.) with 8 seconds to play. 'That was a big win. We played tough defense down the stretch, got some key steals and free throws pulled out the win for us', added Quantez Robertson (190-G-84, college: Auburn). This will be a very interesting battle in the Ballsporthalle as The Deutsche Bank Skyliners continue to fight for the home court advantage in the playoffs, while MBC just wants to reach the playoffs again. 'Our goal now are the playoffs. We were disappointed that we lost some games and that we couldnt go to the Cup. We know that if we want to reach the playoffs then we have to play better defense. Our best defender this season is Johnnie Gilbert (203-F-82, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement, college: Oklahoma). He is always 100% focused on defense', stressed Anatoly Kashirov. MBC will have to find a way to win without Johnnie Gilbert (203-F-82, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement, college: Oklahoma) while Frankfurt continues to play without playmaker and crunch time god Aubrey Reese (183-G-78, agency: Interperformances, college: Murray St.). 'It will be tough with out Bree, but Dominik, Jimmie and I have to pick it up in the scoring department', stressed Skyliner guard Quantez Robertson (190-G-84, college: Auburn). 'I always want to play against the best, but since we lost Gilbert, it all evens out with their loss of Reese', added Adeola Dagunduro.

Frankfurt picked up guard Anthony Fisher (191-G-83) last week, and got active again this week getting 24 year old 188cm guard Drew Gibson (188-G-85, college: Wofford). He played at Wofford from 2004-2008. Last season, he played in Slovakia for Rieker Komarno playing 18 games and averaging 12.1ppg, 2.8rpg, 4.4apg, 2.3spg, 2FGP: 47.6%, 3PT: 38.3%, FT: 79.7%. He also received a two week tryout contract and should see action against MBC. 'I played against Gibson five years ago in college. I remember him as being a pretty good ball handler', stressed ex Giessen 46er Ricky Hickman (190-G-85, agency: Court Side, college: NC-Greensboro). Not only tryout player Drew Gibson (188-G-85, college: Wofford) seems to be in the heads of players, but also Anthony Fisher. 'I played against Fisher in college and I know that he is a good player. If he has a role like Reese then I know that he could be a major factor', stressed Quentin Pryor (193-G/F-83, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement, college: Morehead St.). Pressure could be the name of the game. 'MBC has to pressure Frankfurt for the full 40 minutes and make them as uncomfortable as possible Frankfurt has to be able to run their sets and not let pressure bother them. On the defensive end, Frankfurt has to take away any kick outs to their shooters', warned Quentin Pryor (193-G/F-83, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement, college: Morehead St.). When talking about stopping their shooters, there is one player that Frankfurt will have to keep an eye on. 'Nikita Khartchenkov (201-F-87) is the x factor. I played with him at Braunschweig. He can really shoot the ball', stressed ex Braunschweig guard Steven Wright (191-G-83, college: N.Kentucky). Another key will be dominating the boards. Frankfurt won the rebound duel in MBC, but now will have to contend with a much stronger Anatoly Kashirov. 'Frankfurt has to be physical with Kashirov and get him as far off the block as possible. If he is anywhere in the paint with the ball, he will score. He has a bright future. I think that he will play for a top euro team in the future', stressed Quentin Pryor (193-G/F-83, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement, college: Morehead St.). Frankfurt has been working hard all week on finding a strategy on how to beat MBC, but have been quiet on the details. 'We have been working on ways to help us be strong on offense and defense, but you will have to wait until the game. Key to winning will be to slow them down on the fast break and limit them to one shot', stressed Quantez Robertson (190-G-84, college: Auburn). The Deutsche Bank Skyliners host MBC on Sunday February 21st at 15:00.



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A1: Round 17 review - by Eurobasket News
Kavala/Panor. - AEK 86-88
AEK closed Round 17 with 86-88 road win against Kavala improving its record to 6-11. Lamont Mack (201-F-87, college: Charlotte) was the leading player in victory with 29 points and 7 rebounds. Torin Francis (210-F-83, college: Notre Dame) followed with 24 pts and 7 boards, while Taurean Green added 20 pts. In the loosing squad (4-13), DeJuan Collins collected 19 points and 5 boards.

Olympiakos - PAOK 92-72
Olympiakos had an easy job against PAOK staying the second ranked team in the league with 15-2 score. Josh Childress (203-G/F-83, college: Stanford) (5 rebs) and Linas Kleiza (203-F-85, college: Missouri) led the Reds with 13 points each. Yotam Halperin followed with 11. On the other side, Kenny Gregory and Chris Monroe replied with 20 and 17 points respectively. PAOK dropped to 8-9.

Panellinios - Trikalla 85-77
11-6 for Panellinios and 5-12 for Trikalla after this game. Devin Smith (196-G/F-81, college: Virginia) stepped up for the hosts with 18 points and 7 rebounds. Ian Vougioukas (212-C/F-85, college: St.Louis) (8 rebs) and Roderick Blakney had 14 points each. David Young delivered 19 for the guests.

Olimpia L. - Panionios 62-67
Road win for Panionios, who jumped to 9-8. Tyrese Rice (185-G-87, agency: Priority Sports, college: Boston Coll.) led the scorers in victory with 24 and Giannis Kalambokis (195-G-78) followed with 2 points less. Travon Bryant had 13 pts and 9 boards. Christophe Massie registered double-double of 17 points and 16 rebounds for the hosts, who dropped to 4-13.

VAP Kolossos - Peristeri GS 68-66
Thriller win for VAP Kolossos, whose best player was Sasa Vasiljevic (183-G-79, agency: Beo Basket) with 21 points (4 of 4 for 3-pts). Robert Dozier (206-F-85, college: Memphis) netted 15 pts and grabbed 6 boards. Jamie Arnold answered with 23 points and 6 rebs in defeat. VAP Kolossos 9-8, Peristeri 8-9.

Marousi BC - Panathinaikos 68-82
Panathinaikos celebrated 68-82 victory against Marousi staying on top of A1 standings with almost perfect 16-1 record. Marcus Haislip (207-F-80, college: Tennessee) top-scored for the Greens with 15 points, Vassilis Spanoulis (193-G-82, agency: Beo Basket) had 14 pts and 6 assists, while Nikola Pekovic nailed 12 pts. In Marousi (13-4), Konstantinos Kaimakoglou collected 15 points and 5 rebounds.

Aris - Ilysiakos 97-83
Aris handed 97-83 loss to Ilysiakos mostly owing to Jeremy Richardson (199-G/F-83, college: Delta St.), who drained 30 points (4 triples). Mihalis Kakiouzis (206-C-76) also had very important role adding 16 points and 6 boards. The last ranked Ilysiakos (3-14) got 23 points from Warren Carter.



Panellinios bring in Haywood Owens - by Eurobasket News
Panellionios landed Haywood Owens (204-F-79, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Texas). The 30-year-old power forward was searching for team after BC Donetsk went bankrupt. Haywood Owens averaged 11.0 points, 5.3 boards and 1.7 blocks per EuroChallenge game this season. In Ukrainian Superleague his stats read 10.9 points, 5.3 boards and 1.3 blocks. Last season Haywood Owens tallied 17.1 points, 6.7 rebounds and 1.4 steals per Superleague appearance. He was trumped the All-Ukrainian Superleague Player of the Year by our site. The forward is not new to Greece. He played for Panionios back in 2006.


Stats Leaders - A1
Points Per Game
 A.J. ABRAMS
  Trikalla
  (180-G-86)
  Avg: 17.3
 1. Abrams, Trikalla17.3 
 2. Erceg, Panionios16.5 
 3. Arnold, Perister.16.5 
 4. Green, AEK16.1 
 5. Childress, Olympiakos16.1 
 6. Harris, VAP K.16.0 
 7. Kleiza, Olympiakos15.7 
 8. Carter, Ilysiakos15.2 
 9. Kaimakoglou, Marou.15.0 
 10. Gregory, PAOK14.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Christophe MASSIE
  Olimpia L.
  (206-F-77)
  Avg: 10.6
 1. Massie, Olimpia L.10.6 
 2. Bryant, Panionios8.1 
 3. Carter, Ilysiakos7.9 
 4. Francis, AEK7.5 
 5. Arnold, Perister.7.4 
 6. Papadopoulos, PAOK6.7 
 7. Dozier, VAP K.6.4 
 8. Homan, Marousi BC6.1 
 9. Erceg, Panionios6.1 
 10. Kakiouzis, Aris6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Mark DICKEL
  Trikalla
  (187-G-76)
  Avg: 5
 1. Dickel, Trikalla5.0 
 2. Teodosic, Olympiakos4.7 
 3. Karidas, Ilysiakos4.5 
 4. Diamantidis, Panath.4.3 
 5. Lukas, Marousi BC4.2 
 6. Spanoulis, Panath.3.9 
 7. Papaloukas, Olymp.3.6 
 8. Vasiljevic, VAP K.3.5 
 9. Hammonds, Perister.3.5 
 10. Green, AEK3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Mark DICKEL
  Trikalla
  (187-G-76)
  Avg: 2
 1. Dickel, Trikalla2.0 
 2. Diamantidis, Panath.1.8 
 3. Nikolaidis, AEK1.8 
 4. Lukas, Marousi BC1.8 
 5. Hammonds, Perister.1.8 
 6. Collins, Kavala/P.1.7 
 7. Katsares, Trikalla1.7 
 8. Cummings, Ilysiakos1.6 
 9. Green, Olimpia L.1.6 
 10. Bryant, Panionios1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Brent PETWAY
  Ilysiakos
  (203-F-85)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Petway, Ilysiakos2.2 
 2. Vougioukas, Panellin.1.7 
 3. Harissis, VAP K.1.2 
 4. Homan, Marousi BC1.1 
 5. Benton, Ilysiakos1.0 
 6. Fotsis, Panathinaikos0.9 
 7. Mavroidis, Marou.0.9 
 8. Arnold, Perister.0.8 
 9. Pelekanos, Marou.0.8 
 10. Papadopoulos, PAOK0.7 


Standings - A1
A1 Standings
 1. Panathinaikos 16-1 
 2. Olympiakos 15-2 
 3. Marousi BC 13-4 
 4. Panellinios 11-6 
 5. Panionios 9-8 
 6. VAP Kolossos 9-8 
 7. Peristeri GS 8-9 
 8. Aris 8-9 
 9. PAOK 8-9 
 10. AEK 6-11 
 11. Trikalla 5-12 
 12. Kavala/Panor. 4-13 
 13. Olimpia L. 4-13 
 14. Ilysiakos 3-14 


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Standings
LPB Standings
 1. Compusys 0-0 
 2. Le Mans 0-0 
 3. USAC 0-0 
 4. Elite Sport 0-0 
 5. URL 0-0 
 6. D-Team 0-0 
 7. Australian Milk 0-0 


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  HOLLAND   


Standings - Eredivisie
Eredivisie Standings
 1. GasTerra F. 20-3 
 2. Giants 19-5 
 3. Eiff.Towers 16-7 
 4. ZZ Leiden 15-9 
 5. M.Magix 13-10 
 6. DeFriesland 12-12 
 7. EclipseJet 8-15 
 8. Upstairs Weert 8-16 
 9. Landstede 4-20 
 10. Rotterdam 3-21 


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  HUNGARY   


Hungarian Cup: 1/8 Finals - by Tamas Deri
Atomeromu SE - Albacomp 78-76
(25-21, 13-22, 18-15, 22-18)
Paks, Att.: 1000, Referees: Valovics I., dr. Palla Z., Gyorffy P. (Gincsai)
ASE: Jerome LaGrange (192-G-78, college: Livingstone) 15/3, Akos Horvath (194-G/F-81) 12/6,Zalan Meszaros (190-G-74) 15/6, Clark 6, Dill 19, Walker 6, Kiss Zs. 3/3, Kortelyesi 2, Kovacs A., Coach: Horvath Imre
Albacomp: Balazs Simon (188-G-80, agency: Court Side) 17, Velibor Radovic (202-F/G-72, agency: Beo Basket) 19/6, Toya 6, Michael Lee (206-F-86) 12/6, Farkas A. 8, Hanga 5/3, Keller 9, Bodi -, Coach: Srecko Sekulovic


Pecsi VSK-PANNONPOWER - Kaposvari KK 74-70
(22-18, 17-14, 15-18, 20-20)
Pecs, Referees: Forrai S., Toth K., Szabo G. (Villanyi dr.)
Pecs: Ames 11/3, Lakatos 5, Zeljko Bojovic (200-F-81) 11/9, Eilingsfeld 4, Srdan Helbich (205-F/C-76) 14, Rujak -, Hosszu 2, Czigler 11, Helmeczi -, Nenad Canak (204-F-76, agency: Beo Basket) 16/6, Coach: Ivica Mavrenski
Kaposvar: Matija Ceskovic (192-G-81, agency: Court Side) 10/3, David Vojvoda (191-G/F-90, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) 24/12, Larry Welton (196-F-85, college: Aurora) 12, David 6, Orosz 12., Kovats R. -, Soos 3/3, Kiss K. 3/3, Coach: Fekete Adam

Szolnoki Olaj KK - Falco-SZOVA KC Szombathely 101-74
(27-16, 24-15, 28-20, 22-23)
Szolnok, Att.: 2000, Referees: Foldhazi T., Adam J., Kapitany J.
Szolnok: Kelley 4, Fodor 6/3, Darius Rice (208-F-82, college: Miami, FL) 39/24, Marton Bader (212-C-80, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) 22/3, Ousmanne Barro (208-F-84, college: Marquette) 12, Szabo 6/6, Aleksic 7, Varadi 5/3, Coach: Por Peter
Falco: Kalman 7, Winsome Frazier (193-G/F-82, agency: Interperformances, college: Mississippi St.) 24, Pankar -, Arnas Kazlauskas (204-C/F-76, agency: Court Side) 16/3, Dies 4, Donald Wilson (193-G-84, agency: Court Side, college: Portland) 23/9, Horti -, Borszeki, Coach: Nikola Lazic

Marso-Vagep NYKK - Soproni KC 76-74
(22-23, 24-13, 18-12, 12-26)
Nyiregyhaza, Att.: 600, Referees: Bodnar P., Franyo P., Pozsonyi L. (Szabados)
NYKK: Donte Gennie (185-G-83, college: Georgia Southern) 12/6, Siska 9/3, Kenneth Henderson (201-F-82, college: Texas Arlington) 14, Erno Sitku (208-C-72, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) 19/9, Wiley 14/12, Szarvas 2, Lekli 6, Coach: Ferenczi Tamas
Sopron: Richardson 5, Charles Brooks (191-G-82, college: Niagara) 19/6, Andras Molnar (195-F/G-83) 15/12, Zsolt Szabo (202-F-86, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) 10/6, Matthew Knight (204-F/C-85, college: Loyola Marymount) 25, Couisnard -, Pojbics -, Gombas -, Keresztes -, Coach: Meszlenyi Robert

Jaszberenyi KSE - MJUS-Fortess Kormend 87-97
(19-23, 27-32, 23-17, 18-25)
Jaszbereny, Att.: 600, Referees: Gorka Sz., Jakab L., Jurak K. (Harsanyi)
Jaszbereny: Gabor Drahos (185-G-79) 18/3, Wehner 12/6, Richard Meszaros (199-F/G-79) 13/9, Csaba Horvath (205-C/F-80) 19/3, Godena 8, Kovacs A. 9/3, Puskas A. 8/6, Coach: Horvath Balazs
Kormend: Jermaine Thomas (186-G-84, college: La Salle) 24/9, Gergely Fodor (193-G-77, agency: High Post Agency) 12/3, Ferencz 8, Mike Scott (203-F-86, college: Kent St.) 23, Aliakseyeu 4, Toth G. 7, Booker 6/6, Kutasi 5/3, Trummer 3/3, Hegedus 5, Coach: Sabali Balazs

Salgotarjani KSE - Dombovar KC 86-84
(19-19, 29-26, 21-13, 17-26)
Salgotarjan, Att.: 700, Referees: Cziffra, Kiraly, Gal J.
SKSE: Eddy Mayfield (185-G-81, college: Sam Houston St.) 40/24, Gytis Sirutaviacius (195-F-83) 16/12, Gorszkij 4, Hartvich 8, Vavra 8, Gaal R. -, Sebok 6/6, Bajramovic 4, Coach: Deri Csaba
Dombovar: Ferenc Csirke (183-G-76, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) 32/21, Balogh L. 2, Deak 14/12, Ivan Cubela (201-F-84) 30/18, Szoke 5, Klir -, Gubi -, Kinter -, Coach: Foldi Sandor



Chris Rodgers is back to Hungary! - by Tamas Deri
We can just publish, that american guard Chris Rodgers (193-G-84, college: Arizona) arrived some hours ago to Budapest and might sign a deal with Kanizsa KK DKG East for the rest of the season. The 193 cm tall guard is a well known player in our country as he spent two months with Polaroid-Kormend during the last season. He played 7 games for the team in the regular season and averaged 19.1ppg, 5.6rpg, 2.9apg, 2.6spg. Rogers gradutated on the very famous University of Arizona in 2006 and spent his first professional season in the D-League. His first european season he spent with Belgacom Liege Basket in Belgium and helped the team with 12.2ppg, 3.3rpg, 3.6apg, 1.9spg in 15 games before leaving the club in January 2008. He finished the season in Mexico and started the next one with Bosna Sarajevo. In January 2009 he moved to Finland and played 3 games with Namika Lahti before signing a deal with Kormend in our country. In July 2009 he was a member of the Phoenix Suns in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. In September he signed with Eclipsejet Amsterdam in the Netherlands and played 17 games in the regular season before leaving the club in January. Rodgers was one of the best players on the roster averaging 13.9 points. 6.4 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 2.6 steals in 31.6 points per game. He was the MVP of the EuroCup game against Dynamo Moscow with 17 points, 6 assists and 5 rebounds on the 20th of October 2009.

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  ICELAND   


248 point in a game - by Siggi Hjorleifsson
In the game FSU-Snaefell there where scored 248 points. FSU 115 Snaefell 133. Was it because of no defense or both hot in shooting. I think both. FSU shooting 65% from 2 fg and 55% from 3 fg.
Snaefell 72% from 2 fg and 59% from 3fg. Richard Williams (178-G, agency: JEMsports, college: San Diego St.) 40 Aleksas Zimnickas 24 for FSU. Sean Burton 25 Sigurdur Thorvaldsson 24 Hlynur Baeringsson & Jon Jonsson 22.
Tindastoll 68 Stjarnan 70. Fannar Helgason with winning basket 6 seconds from the end. Svavar Birgisson 22 for Tindastoll. Djorde Pantelic 22 for Stjarnan.
Grindavik 94 Breidablik 68 Pall Vilbergsson 21 Olafur Olafsson & Darrell Flake 18 for Grindavik. Jeremy Caldwell 21 for Breidablik


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Standings - National League
National League Standings
 1. Megido/Yok. 13-5 
 2. Macc.Habikaa 13-5 
 3. Macc.Ashdod 11-7 
 4. Elitzur Yavne 10-8 
 5. Hap.Haifa 10-8 
 6. Hap.Tivon 10-8 
 7. Hapoel Beeri 9-9 
 8. Elitzur Ramla 8-10 
 9. Kohav Yair 8-10 
 10. Hod Hasharon 8-10 
 11. Lev Hasharon 7-11 
 12. Beer Yaakov 7-11 
 13. Kiryat Ata 6-12 
 14. Natzrath Elite 6-12 


Stats Leaders - National League
Points Per Game
 Robert BROWN
  Hap.Haifa
  (195-F-80)
  Avg: 30.6
 1. Brown, Hap.Haifa30.6 
 2. Asbury, Hap.Tivon27.7 
 3. Markson, Elitzur .23.4 
 4. Byerson, Natzrath.21.9 
 5. Clemente, Macc.Ash.21.6 
 6. Drayton, Beer Y.21.3 
 7. Hicks, Kohav Yair21.0 
 8. Brandy, Hod H.20.2 
 9. Paris, Hapoel Beeri20.1 
 10. Simhon, Hod H.19.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Stanley BRANDY
  Hod Hasharon
  (200-F-67)
  Avg: 12.8
 1. Brandy, Hod H.12.8 
 2. Byerson, Natzrath.12.7 
 3. Paris, Hapoel Beeri11.7 
 4. Clemente, Macc.Ash.11.6 
 5. Peterson, Elitzur .10.5 
 6. Tzubrevitch, Elitzu.10.3 
 7. Auter, Macc.Hab.9.9 
 8. Drayton, Beer Y.9.5 
 9. Hicks, Kohav Yair9.3 
 10. Brown, Hap.Haifa9.2 
Assists Per Game
 Ilan BERKOVICH
  Hap.Haifa
  (187-G-75)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Berkovich, Hap.H.6.8 
 2. Berkovich, Hap.H.6.8 
 3. Nenikashvili, Megido.6.6 
 4. Arieli, Hap.Tivon6.0 
 5. Farchi, Macc.Ash.5.8 
 6. Huli, Lev Hasharon5.7 
 7. Shifman, Hapoel Beeri5.5 
 8. Rubinstein, Hapoel B.5.2 
 9. Brandwein, Elitzu.5.1 
 10. Golan, Lev Hasharon5.1 
Steals Per Game
 Orit FARCHI
  Macc.Ashdod
  (163-G-87)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Farchi, Macc.Ash.2.6 
 2. Berkovich, Hap.H.2.5 
 3. Berkovich, Hap.H.2.5 
 4. Markson, Elitzur .2.3 
 5. Asbury, Hap.Tivon2.2 
 6. Matalon, Megido/Y.2.1 
 7. Saudai, Hap.Tivon2.0 
 8. Cohen, Hapoel Beeri1.9 
 9. Karpels, Elitzur .1.9 
 10. Almoznino, Megido/Y.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Adrian AUTER
  Macc.Habikaa
  (200-C-84)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Auter, Macc.Hab.1.8 
 2. Byerson, Natzrath.1.7 
 3. Tzubrevitch, Elitzu.1.6 
 4. Aiden, Hapoel Beeri1.5 
 5. Paris, Hapoel Beeri1.4 
 6. Peterson, Elitzur .1.3 
 7. Martin, Elitzur Yavne1.2 
 8. Eliyaho, Hap.Haifa1.1 
 9. Markson, Elitzur .1.1 
 10. Carr, Megido/Yok.1.0 


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  ITALY   


Joel Salvi will finish season in Vigevano - by Eurobasket News
Joel Salvi (199-F-78, college: Rutgers) will spend the reminder of the season playing for Vigevano. Ferrara and Vigevano have agreed that Joel Salvi will strengthen the LegaDue team throughout the rest of the season. The 31-year-old forward averaged 6.0 points, 4.1 boards and 1.3 steals per game in Seria A this year. Last season Salvi spent in Harem Scafati in LegaDue. He tallied 12.9 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.o steals per appearance.


Vanoli Cremona announce Marko Milic - by Eurobasket News
Vanoli Cremona have reached an agreement with Marko Milic (202-F-77). The 32-year-old Slovenian forward will spend the reminder of the season in Italy. Marko Milic started the season in France. He averaged 5.0 points and 2.0 rebounds for Orleans in ProA. In Euroleague his stats read 2.7 points and 2.0 rebounds per game. Last season Marko Milic played for Olimpija Ljubljana. He tallied 9.0 points in Euroleague and 10.2 points in Adriatic League. Earlier Marko Milic had stints in Fenerbahce, Real Madrid, Virtus Bologna and Scavolini Pesaro.


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  KUWAIT   


Standings
D1 Standings
 1. Al Kuwait 16-2 
 2. Al Qadsia 15-2 
 3. Kazma 15-2 
 4. Al Sahel 14-2 
 5. Al Jahraa 14-3 
 6. Al Arabi 10-7 
 7. An Nasr 7-9 
 8. Al Yarmook 5-13 
 9. Sulaibikhat 4-14 
 10. Al Tadhamon 3-15 
 11. Al Shabab 2-17 
 12. Al Salmiyah 0-20 


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Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Martins BERKIS
  Snaefell
  (199-F-85)
  Avg: 18.5
 1. Berkis, Keizarmezs18.5 
 2. Timermanis, Barons18.4 
 3. Davis, Valmiera17.1 
 4. Efejuku, Barons17.0 
 5. Kojenets, Liepaja16.5 
 6. Gulbis, Zemgale16.4 
 7. Silavs, Keizarmezs16.3 
 8. Nelyubov, VEF Riga15.8 
 9. Valeika, Valmiera15.1 
 10. Bertans, Ventspils14.4 
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, Barons7.2 
 5. Silavs, Keizarmezs6.0 
 6. Nelyubov, VEF Riga5.8 
 7. Rozitis, Zemgale5.5 
 8. Cresnar, Valmiera5.4 
 9. Davis, Valmiera5.1 
 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, Barons4.4 
 4. Jeromanovs, Liepa.4.3 
 5. Vilums, Liepaja3.6 
 6. Strelnieks, Ventspils3.0 
 7. Steinbergs, Keiza.2.8 
 8. Bergmanis, Zemgale2.8 
 9. Efejuku, Barons2.6 
 10. Valeika, Valmiera2.4 
Steals Per Game
 Alex RENFROE
  VEF Riga
  (190-G-86)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Renfroe, VEF Riga2.7 
 2. Sirsnins, Barons2.6 
 3. Bertans, Ventspils2.4 
 4. Silavs, Keizarmezs2.2 
 5. Osins, Keizarmezs2.0 
 6. Davis, Valmiera1.9 
 7. Vilums, Liepaja1.7 
 8. Vitols, Barons1.7 
 9. Strelnieks, Ventspils1.7 
 10. Labuckas, VEF Riga1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Jekabs ROZITIS
  Zemgale
  (206-F/C-86)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Rozitis, Zemgale1.5 
 2. Davis, Valmiera1.2 
 3. Cresnar, Valmiera1.1 
 4. Zorin, Barons0.8 
 5. Nelyubov, VEF Riga0.7 
 6. Labuckas, VEF Riga0.7 
 7. Blaus, Ventspils0.6 
 8. Ferguson, Barons0.6 
 9. Bambis, Zemgale0.5 
 10. Valeika, Valmiera0.5 


LBL Standing
LBL Standings
 1. Barons 10-4 
 2. Liepaja 7-6 
 3. Valmiera 7-7 
 4. VEF Riga 5-0 
 5. Ventspils 4-3 
 6. Zemgale 2-15 
 7. Keizarmezs 0-18 


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  LIBYA   


Ahli Benghazi take 10-2 on top - by Eurobasket News
Ahli Benghazi take 10-2 on top cruising past Hilal 86:72. Nasr and Shabab share the second place with 9-3 record each. The latter droppd from the top losing to Ittihad 65:7 on th latest game of the League. Nasr took 9-3 rolling past Ahli Tripoli 70:57, while the latter fell at 2-10 record. Madina overcame Wahda 64:49 for 4-8 record. The next game is scheduled on February 18th.

Standings
D1 Standings
 1. Ahli Benghazi 10-2 
 2. Nasr 9-3 
 3. Shabab 9-3 
 4. Hilal 7-5 
 5. Ittihad 6-6 
 6. Madina 4-8 
 7. Ahli Tripoli 2-10 
 8. Wahda 1-11 


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  LITHUANIA   


Stats Leaders - LKL
Points Per Game
 Gytis SIRUTAVIACIUS
  Salgotarjani
  (195-F-83)
  Avg: 20.8
 1. Sirutavicius, Techa.20.8 
 2. Kazevicius, Alytus A.19.5 
 3. Aleksandrova., Alytus A.18.8 
 4. Ruikis, Suduva18.0 
 5. Sirvydis, Sakalai17.9 
 6. Griskenas, Techasas17.6 
 7. Kelys, Perlas16.3 
 8. Vileita, Rudupis15.5 
 9. Kieza, Suduva15.3 
 10. Gailius, Siauliai15.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aurimas KIEZA
  Keravnos
  (202-F-82)
  Avg: 8.6
 1. Kieza, Suduva8.6 
 2. Dimsa, Nevezis8.5 
 3. Valanciunas, Perlas7.5 
 4. Vilkius, Neptunas7.5 
 5. Tatarunas, Alytus A.7.4 
 6. Morkeliunas, Juven.7.2 
 7. Valukonis, Aisciai7.2 
 8. Adomaitis, Alytus A.6.7 
 9. Griskenas, Techasas6.6 
 10. Cepukaitis, Aisciai6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Rashaun BROADUS
  Suduva
  (183-G-84)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Broadus, Suduva6.4 
 2. Gaidamaviciu., Juven.6.1 
 3. Low, Siauliai5.1 
 4. Ginevicius, Lietuv.5.0 
 5. Ezerskis, Techasas4.8 
 6. Popovic, Lietuvos.4.6 
 7. Kelys, Perlas4.6 
 8. Maceina, Rudupis4.4 
 9. Jomantas, Lietuv.4.3 
 10. Kalnietis, Zalgiris4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Andrius ALEKSANDROVAS
  Alytus Alita
  (197-G-86)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Aleksandrova., Alytus A.2.8 
 2. Ginevicius, Lietuv.2.4 
 3. Vileita, Rudupis2.3 
 4. Popovic, Lietuvos.2.3 
 5. Ezerskis, Techasas2.3 
 6. Valukonis, Aisciai2.2 
 7. Salenga, Zalgiris2.2 
 8. Birgelis, Suduva2.1 
 9. Kelys, Perlas2.1 
 10. Jomantas, Lietuv.2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Aurimas KIEZA
  Keravnos
  (202-F-82)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Kieza, Suduva2.7 
 2. Valanciunas, Perlas1.5 
 3. Cepukaitis, Aisciai1.5 
 4. Valanciunas, Lietuv.1.4 
 5. Begic, Zalgiris1.3 
 6. Zyle, Aisciai1.3 
 7. Valukonis, Aisciai1.1 
 8. Tatarunas, Alytus A.1.1 
 9. Leonavicius, Sakalai1.0 
 10. Klimavicius, Zalgiris0.9 


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  NBA   


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 LeBron JAMES
  Cleveland C.
  (203-F-84)
  Avg: 30.1
 1. James, Clevelan.30.1 
 2. Durant, Oklah.Ci.29.7 
 3. Anthony, Denver N.29.2 
 4. Bryant, LA Lakers28.0 
 5. Ellis, Golde S.26.2 
 6. Wade, Miami Heat26.1 
 7. Nowitzki, Dallas M.24.7 
 8. Bosh, Toronto R.24.5 
 9. Roy, Portland TB22.6 
 10. Roy, Portland TB22.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dwight HOWARD
  Orlando M.
  (207-F-85)
  Avg: 13.4
 1. Howard, Orlando M.13.4 
 2. Camby, LA Clippers12.1 
 3. Noah, Chicago B.12.0 
 4. Randolph, Memph.11.6 
 5. Love, Minnesota T.11.5 
 6. Lee, New York K.11.4 
 7. Bosh, Toronto R.11.4 
 8. Gasol, LA Lakers11.1 
 9. Duncan, San A.11.0 
 10. Wallace, Charlotte B.10.9 
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.9.6 
 5. Kidd, Dallas M.9.2 
 6. James, Clevelan.8.4 
 7. Davis, LA Clippers7.8 
 8. Westbrook, Oklah..7.5 
 9. Arenas, Washingt.7.2 
 10. Harris, New J.6.4 
Steals Per Game
 Rajon RONDO
  Boston C.
  (186-G-86)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Rondo, Boston C.2.5 
 2. Paul, N.Orleans H.2.3 
 3. Ellis, Golde S.2.2 
 4. Iguodala, Philadel.1.9 
 5. Kidd, Dallas M.1.9 
 6. Jackson, Charlott.1.9 
 7. Curry, Golde S.1.9 
 8. Ariza, Houston R.1.8 
 9. Wade, Miami Heat1.8 
 10. Davis, LA Clippers1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Dwight HOWARD
  Orlando M.
  (207-F-85)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Howard, Orlando M.2.8 
 2. Oden, Portland TB2.3 
 3. Oden, Portland TB2.3 
 4. Bogut, Milwauke.2.2 
 5. Haywood, Washingt.2.1 
 6. Dalembert, Philad.2.1 
 7. Smith, Atlanta H.2.0 
 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. 29-24 
 3. Philadelph.76 20-33 
 4. New York K. 19-34 
 5. New Jersey N. 5-49 
Central Div.
 1. Cleveland C. 43-12 
 2. Chicago B. 27-26 
 3. Milwaukee B. 24-28 
 4. Detroit P. 19-34 
 5. Indiana P. 18-35 
Southeast Div.
 1. Orlando M. 37-18 
 2. Atlanta H. 34-18 
 3. Miami Heat 28-27 
 4. Charlotte B. 26-26 
 5. Washington W. 18-33 
Western Conference
Northwest Div.
 1. Denver N. 36-18 
 2. Utah Jazz 34-19 
 3. Portland TB 32-24 
 4. Oklah.City T. 31-21 
 5. Minnesota T. 13-42 
Pacific Div.
 1. LA Lakers 42-14 
 2. Phoenix Suns 32-23 
 3. LA Clippers 21-33 
 4. Sacramento K. 18-36 
 5. Golde State W. 15-38 
Southwest Div.
 1. Dallas M. 33-21 
 2. San Antonio S. 32-21 
 3. Houston R. 28-25 
 4. N.Orleans H. 28-26 
 5. Memphis G. 27-26 


Tom Wilson resigns as CEO of Pistons, Palace Sports and Entertainment - by Eurobasket News
A season of transition on the court for the Detroit Pistons has turned into a year of upheaval off the court.

This afternoon, less than a month after Pistons owner Karen Davidson announced that she is looking into the possibility of selling the team, one of the stalwarts of the organization walked away.

Tom Wilson resigned today as president and CEO of the Detroit Pistons as well as Palace Sports and Entertainment. Wilson worked with former Pistons owner Bill Davidson, who died last year, in building the Pistons into one of the most successful and highly valued franchises in the NBA.

I have had the honor to be a part of the Pistons family for the last 32 years, 31 of them working along side Bill Davidson, Wilson said in a release issued by the Pistons early this afternoon. He was a dear friend and partner. I believe that, with Mr. Davidsons unfortunate passing, however, the time is now right for me and my family to explore many exciting opportunities that have come my way.

In December, Forbes magazine said the Pistons ranked fourth in team value among the 30 NBA teams, behind only the Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks and Chicago Bulls. Forbes said the Pistons are valued at $479 million.

In addition to his job leading the Pistons, Wilson was in charge of The Palace of Auburn Hills, DTE Energy Music Theatre, Meadow Brook Music Festival and -- until they relocated to Tulsa, Okla., last year -- the Detroit Shock.

Wilson joined the Pistons in 1977 and spent the past 21 years leading Palace Sports and Entertainment and the past 18 seasons as president and CEO of the Pistons. During his tenure, the Pistons won three NBA titles (1989, 1990, 2004).

The Pistons have reached the Eastern Conference finals 11 times since 1985, and the Shock won three WNBA titles (2003, 2006, 2008) during the team's time in Detroit.

Wilson is a native Detroiter and a graduate of Cass Tech High School as well as Wayne State University.

Karen Davidson had kind words for Wilson as he departed.

I would like to wish all the best to Tom Wilson , she said. He was close to Bill personally and professionally and was instrumental to this organizations growth, reputation and success.

Wilson was replaced by COO Alan Ostfield, who joined the Pistons in January 2000.

Mr. Davidson and I built an organization of talented people and planned for an orderly leadership transition, Wilson said. Alan Ostfield has been involved in every aspect of our business and helped to make every important decision weve made over the last 10 years.

Alan has outstanding experience in all areas of sports franchise management and operations, including strategic planning. Now, Alan is ready to help guide the Pistons and Palaces future.


Courtesy of www.mlive.com


Wednesday's games (11) review - by Eurobasket News
Utah Jazz - N.Orleans H. 98-90
Paul Millsap (6'7''-F-85, college: Louisiana Tech) hit 11 of 13 shots in a 24-point performance that led Utah past the New Orleans Hornets, 98-90 on Wednesday night for the Jazz's 15th victory in 17 games. Carlos Boozer (6'10''-F/C-80, college: Duke) had 16 points and 15 rebounds, while Deron Williams added 16 points and 10 assists. Darren Collison (9 as) and Predrag Stojakovic scored 24 pts each in loss.

Phoenix Suns - Dallas M. 97-107
Dirk Nowitzki (6'11''-F-78) nailed 28 points, while Jason Kidd (6'4''-G-73, college: California) had 18 points, 10 assists, seven rebounds and a career-high seven steals, and Butler started a key third-quarter run in the Mavericks' 107-97 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday night. Amare Stoudemire replied with 30 points and 14 rebounds in defeat.

Sacramento K. - Golde State W. 98-130
C.J. Watson (6'2''-G-84, college: Tennessee) scored a career-high 40 points and Stephen Curry (6'3''-G-88, college: Davidson) had a career-best 15 assists to help the Golden State Warriors break out to a 30-point first-half lead on the way to a 130-98 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night. Anthony Morrow added 25 pts. In Sacramento Kings, Tyreke Evans and Jason Thompson combined 34 points, 20 rebs and 11 as.

Minnesota T. - Washington W. 99-108
Andray Blatche (6'11''-C-86) had a career-high 33 points and 13 rebounds to spark the Wizards. Mike Miller (6'8''-F/G-80, college: Florida) had 17, while Javale McGee added 14 points and 11 boards. Al Jefferson collected 18 points and 7 boards for the Wolves.

Miami Heat - New Jersey N. 87-84
Michael Beasley (6'9''-F-89, college: Kansas St.) had 23 points and 11 rebounds and the Heat overcame the early loss of Wade to a sprained left calf by rallying to beat the New Jersey Nets 87-84 on Wednesday night for their season-high fourth straight victory. Quentin Richardson (6'5''-F-80, college: De Paul) helped with 16 points and 14 rebounds. Brook Lopez replied with 26 points and 10 rebounds for the Nets.

Chicago B. - New York K. 115-109
Derrick Rose (6'4''-G-88, college: Memphis) scored 27 points, Luol Deng (6'7''-F-85, agency: Arik Krayn Services, college: Duke) added 23, and the Bulls beat New York 115-109 on Wednesday night to complete a home-and-home sweep. Brad Miller collected 21 points and 10 rebounds. The hosts got 27 pts from Al Harrington.

San Antonio S. - Indiana P. 90-87
Tony Parker (6'0''-G-80) scored 28 points to help the Spurs beat the Indiana Pacers 90-87 on Wednesday night. Manu Ginobili (6'6''-G-77, agency: Interperformances) had 18 and Richard Jefferson helped the winners with 13 pts. In the loosing squad, Danny Granger collected 23 points and 8 rebounds.

Detroit P. - Orlando M. 91-116
Dwight Howard (6'10''-F-85) had a season-high 33 points and added 17 rebounds, helping the Magic beat the Detroit Pistons 116-91 on Wednesday night with some physical play in the paint. Vince Carter (6'5''-G-77, college: N.Carolina) scored 20 and Jameer Nelson added 14 pts, plus 9 assists. Richard Hamilton was on fire in loss with 36 points.

Memphis G. - Toronto R. 109-102
Rudy Gay (6'9''-F/G-86, college: Connecticut) drained eight of his 29 points in overtime and the Grizzlies beat the Toronto Raptors 109-102 on Wednesday night to snap a five-game losing streak. Zach Randolph (6'9''-C-81, college: Michigan St.) had 24 points and 11 rebounds, and Marc Gasol had 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Grizzlies, who had lost seven of their last eight. In Toronto, Chris Bosh came up with 32 points and 10 boards.

Atlanta H. - LA Clippers 110-92
Alfred Horford (6'10''-F/C-86, college: Florida) scored a career-high 31 points in his 200th NBA game, and the Hawks sent the wheeling-and-dealing Los Angeles Clippers reeling to their sixth straight loss with a 110-92 victory Wednesday night. Josh Smith (6'9''-F-85) added 20 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists. In defeat, Chris Kaman collected 21 points and 10 boards.

Houston R. - Milwaukee B. 127-99
Trevor Ariza (6'8''-F-85, college: UCLA) hit a career-high six 3-pointers, scoring 22 points, and the Rockets hit 16 shots from beyond the arc to rout the Bucks 127-99 on Wednesday night. Shane Battier (6'8''-F-78, college: Duke) secured a great help adding 20 points and 10 rebounds. In Milwaukee Bucks, Luc Mbah a Moute had 18 points and 8 boards.


Knicks trade Milicic to Timberwolves for Cardinal - by Eurobasket News
The New York Knicks traded Darko Milicic (7'0''-C-85) on Wednesday to the Minnesota Timberwolves, perhaps the former No. 2 overall pick's final stop before he returns to Europe.

The Timberwolves sent Brian Cardinal (6'8''-F-77, agency: Priority Sports, college: Purdue) to New York and received cash considerations along with Milicic, who was unhappy with the Knicks and would have been waived had they not found a deal for him.

'He understandably was frustrated and he may feel that way now,' David Kahn, Minnesota's president of basketball operations, said at halftime of the Timberwolves' game at Washington.

'I'm hopeful he clears his mind of that for the next couple of months,' Kahn said.

The move provides some luxury tax savings for the Knicks, but more importantly opens a roster spot for more potential trades before Thursday's deadline if they waive Cardinal, as expected.

Milicic, a native of Montenegro, could return to Europe after this season, Kahn acknowledged.

'I hope he will give it one more shot,' Kahn said. 'Even if he ends up returning to Europe, I hope he wants to end his NBA career on a positive note. In our situation, he'll play.'

The 24-year-old Milicic was selected by the Detroit Pistons with the second overall pick in the 2003 draft, just behind LeBron James and ahead of Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade. He is heading to his fifth NBA team.

Milicic was acquired last year on draft night but quickly fell out of favor with coach Mike D'Antoni and has played in just eight games this season for the Knicks. He is averaging just 2.0 points and has not played since Nov. 13.

The Timberwolves entered Wednesday's game with a 13-41 record.

'There's a lot of enthusiasm among our coaches,' Kahn said. 'Let's see what he can bring.'

The 7-footer has averaged 5.4 points in 345 games with Detroit, Orlando, Memphis and New York.

The 32-year-old Cardinal is averaging 1.7 points in 27 games this season. Wolves coach Kurt Rambis often praised Cardinal this season for the leadership he showed to a young and rebuilding roster, even while he received sparse playing time.


Courtesy of http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com


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California's Randleis Oscar Robertson National Player ofthe Week - by George Manousidis
ST. LOUIS (USBWA) - The U.S. Basketball Writers Association has selected California guard Jerome Randle (5'10''-G-87) as its Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week for games ending the week of Sunday, Feb. 14. The USBWA's weekly honor is presented by Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook and has been handed out each Tuesday this season.
As the Pacific-10 Conference Player of the Week, Jerome Randle was nominated for the weekly award, which was chosen by a representative of the USBWA board of directors from a list of Division I conference players of the week.

Jerome Randle, a 5-10 senior from Chicago, Ill., led the Golden Bears to wins over Washington and Washington State. In Thursday's 93-81 win over the Huskies, Jerome Randle scored 21 of his 33 points in the first half. It was his second 30-point game of the season and third of his career. Saturday, in the 86-70 victory over the Cougars, Jerome Randle scored 24 points while shooting 6-for-9 from the three-point line as Cal erased an 11-point halftime deficit.

Jerome Randle has now moved into third place on Cal's all-time scoring list, just eight points behind Lamond Murray. For the week, Jerome Randle 53 percent (19-for-36) from the field, 64 percent (9-for-14) from behind the arc and 91 percent (10-for-11) from the free throw line.

This is the first season that the USBWA has selected a national player of the week. Later today, the USBWA will announce the finalists for the 2009-10 Oscar Robertson Player of the Year Award.

Since the 1958-59 season, the USBWA has named a National Player of the Year. In 1998, the award was named in honor of the University of Cincinnati Hall of Famer and two-time USBWA Player of the Year Oscar Robertson. It is the nation's oldest award and the only one named after a former player.

At the conclusion of the regular season, the USBWA will name finalists for the award, which is voted on by the entire membership of the USBWA. The winner of the 2010 Oscar Robertson Trophy will be announced and presented by its namesake, Oscar Robertson, at the USBWA's annual awards breakfast on Fri., April 2 in Indianapolis, site of the 2010 NCAA Men's Final Four.

The U.S. Basketball Writers Association was formed in 1956 at the urging of then-NCAA Executive Director Walter Byers. With some 900 members worldwide, it is one of the most influential organizations in college basketball. It has selected an All-America team since the 1956-57 season. For more information on the USBWA and the Oscar Robertson Trophy, contact executive director Joe Mitch at 314-421-0339.

Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook, the most comprehensive college basketball publication in the world, returns for its 29th season, bigger and better in 2009-10. Blue Ribbon, long-known as 'The Bible of College Basketball,' gives its readers the most thorough, up-to-date and timely evaluations of every Division I team in the country. For more information about Blue Ribbon Yearbooks, visit blueribbonyearbookonline.com.


USBWA Names Finalists for 2010 Oscar Robertson Trophy - by George Manousidis
ST. LOUIS (USBWA) - The U.S. Basketball Writers Association has announced finalists for the 2010 Oscar Robertson Trophy, to be presented to the association's national player of the year.

A trio of returning finalists - Kansas' Sherron Collins (5'11''-G-87), Notre Dame's Luke Harangody (6'8''-F-88) and Ohio State's Evan Turner (6'7''-G/F-88) - are among the 16 players selected to appear on the ballot. The nation's top two ranked teams are well represented. Joining Sherron Collins from the top-ranked Jayhawks is teammate Cole Aldrich (6'11''-C-88). Also, among the finalists is a pair of freshman teammates from No. 2 Kentucky, Demarcus Cousins (6'11''-F) and John Wall (6'4''-G).

The presentation of this year's award will take place on Friday, April 2 at the USBWA's annual awards breakfast at the Columbia Club in Indianapolis in conjunction with the NCAA Men's Final Four. The breakfast will also honor the winner of the Henry Iba Award, the association's coach of the year.

The Oscar Robertson Trophy is voted on by the entire membership of the association, which consists of nearly 900 journalists. The ballot will be distributed to the membership on Mon., March 1.

The following players are finalists for the Oscar Robertson Trophy:

Cole Aldrich , F, Kansas (6-11, 245, Jr., Bloomington, Minn.)
James Anderson , G, Oklahoma State (6-6, 210, Jr., Junction City, Ark.)
Sherron Sherron Collins , G, Kansas (5-11, 205, Sr., Chicago, Ill.)
Demarcus Cousins, F, Kentucky (6-11, 260, Fr., Mobile, Ala.)
Devan Downey , G, South Carolina (5-9, 170, Sr., Chester, S.C.)
Jimmer Fredette , G, BYU (6-2, 195, Jr., Glens Falls, N.Y.)
Luke Harangody , F, Notre Dame (6-8, 246, Sr., Schererville, Ind.)
Robbie Hummel , F, Purdue (6-8, 208, Jr., Valparaiso, Ind.)
Damion James , G/F, Texas (6-7, 225, Sr., Nacogdoches, Texas)
Wesley Johnson , F, Syracuse (6-7, 205, Jr., Corsicana, Texas)
Dominique Jones , G, South Florida (6-4, 215, Jr., Lake Wales, Fla.)
Greg Monroe , C, Georgetown (6-11, 247, So., New Orleans, La.)
Scottie Reynolds , G, Villanova (6-2, 190, Se., Herndon, Va.)
Jon Scheyer , G, Duke (6-5, 190, Sr., Northbrook, Ill.)
Evan Turner , G/F, Ohio State (6-7, 205, So., Chicago, Ill.)
John Wall , G, Kentucky (6-4, 195, Fr., Raleigh, N.C.)

The Oscar Robertson Trophy is awarded to the USBWA's Player of the Year. It is the nation's oldest award and the only one named after a former player. The legendary Oscar Robertson was the USBWA's first player of the year in 1959. The USBWA renamed its player of the year award the Oscar Robertson Trophy in 1998.


Missouri keeps collecting high quality wins. This time over #17 Texas 82:77 - by Rangi Gescheit
Missouri keeps collecting high quality wins. This time over #17 Texas 82:77

The tigers hosted the long horns for a Big 12 match up. This could be a real dog fight but since the long horns were number 1 in the nation, and lost to UConn, they do not do well. They lost 6 out of last 9 games, and last night it was the Tigers turn to take a bite, and so they did.

Led by the quick Point Guard, Kim English (6'6''-G), Mizzo took the lead few minutes into the second half and never dropped it. Outstanding performance of Keith Ramsey (6'9''-F) on the offensive boards helped Mizzo convert these opportunities to points (12 points and 11 rebounds, 6 off rb).
Texas Long Horns got their 20th win of the season last week Vs. Nebraska, which is a team in the last place in the conference with 1 win only, so far. Texas, only few weeks ago was number 1 in the nation, the team to beat. The team everybody was afraid to face. It is not the case anymore. Coach Rick Barnes got some help from his bench with Jordan Hamilton scoring 24 points with 3-7 for 3, but this is not a #1 performance he was looking for.
I am sure the longhorns are more concern with what is left ahead of them: At Texas Tech, Hosting Oklahoma ST, At #23 Texas A&M, Hosting Oklahoma and traveling to #22 Baylor. 2 ranked teams on the road, and 3 others, which are looking for quality wins, just like Mizzo needed.



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Standings - BLNO
BLNO Standings
 1. Asker 20-1 
 2. Gimle 15-6 
 3. Tromso 13-8 
 4. Harstad 13-8 
 5. Baerum 10-11 
 6. Ammerud 8-13 
 7. Froya 4-17 
 8. Ulriken 1-20 


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PBA Semifinals: Alaska sweeps Ginebra 4-0, second win for Purefoods against San Miguel (2-2) - by Eurobasket News
Purefoods - San Miguel 97-84
James Yap (191-F/G-82) scored 24 points, 10 coming n the final quarter as the Purefoods TJ giants staved off a rally by the San Miguel Beermen, 97-84 in Game 4 of their Best-of-7 semifinals series. Yap went 13-of-16 from the line, Marc Pingris (195-C-81) finished with 15 points and 11 rebounds, Rafi Reavis 12 and 14 and Roger Yap contributed 15pts, 10 assists and 9 boards for the Giants, which tied their series with the Beermen at 2-all. 'It's been a game of adjustments. We need the other players to get involved on offense other than James and Kerby (Raymundo). We made some antidotes, and the great thing is it worked,' said Purefoods coach Ryan Gregorio. 'Now it's just a best-of-3 and we think we have a legitimate crack (at the Finals).' 'We can't play this way. We're giving up 48 percent shooting when we know that we have been holding our opponents to below 40 throughout the conference,' said SMB coach Siot Tanquingcen. 'We just have to make sure we have the better commitment and better communication (in Game 5).' Kerby Raymundo added 13 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the Giants. Danny Ildefonso (198-F-76) led the Beermen with 17 points and 8 rebounds. Jay Washington added 14 p[oints, Jonas Villanueva 13 and Dondon Hontiveros 10. Arwind Santos, plagued by foul trouble throughout, finished with 11 points and 11 rebounds. *Courtesy of PBA (www.pba-online.net)

Alaska - Ginebra 102-95
LA Tenorio (178-G-84) scored 20 points and issued 10 assists while reserve Reynel Hugnatan fired 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as the Alaska Aces completed a four-game sweep of the Brgy. Ginebra Kings with a 102-95 win at the Araneta Coliseum. Sonny Thoss added 15 points and Joe Devance 14 for the Aces, who now advances to their second straight Philippine Cup finals and await the winner between the San Miguel Beermen and the Purefoods TJ giants, who are locked in a 2-all deadlocked in their own semifinals series. An 8-0 run by the Aces in the middle of the fourth quarter put them ahead 93-85 breaking the spirits of the Kings, who was trailing most of the game and playing with a depleted lineup. Reigning Most valuable Player JayJay Helterbrand (183-G-76, college: Kentucky St.) paced the Kings with 20 points and 6 assists. Ronald Tubid and Enrico Villanueva added 15 points apiece and JC Intal, who struggled most of the series, added 10. *Courtesy of PBA (www.pba-online.net)



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. Williams, Santa Lucia17.9 
 3. Santos, San Miguel17.8 
 4. Yap, Purefoods16.8 
 5. Mercado, Rain o.16.4 
 6. Tubid, Ginebra15.7 
 7. Alapag, Talk N Text15.5 
 8. Miller, Alaska15.4 
 9. Norwood, Rain o.14.9 
 10. Tenorio, Alaska14.7 
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 Miguel10.3 
 4. Reavis, Purefoods9.2 
 5. Carey, Talk N Text8.9 
 6. Pingris, Purefoods8.3 
 7. Devance, Alaska7.9 
 8. Pena, San Miguel7.7 
 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.5.2 
 3. Alapag, Talk N Text4.9 
 4. Villanueva, San M.4.8 
 5. Reyes, Santa Lucia4.6 
 6. Mercado, Rain o.4.6 
 7. Taulava, Coca-Cola4.5 
 8. Tenorio, Alaska4.5 
 9. Miller, 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, Purefoods1.6 
 4. Lanete, Burger King1.4 
 5. Norwood, Rain o.1.4 
 6. Tenorio, Alaska1.4 
 7. Buenafe, Burger K.1.4 
 8. Abarrientos, Gineb.1.3 
 9. Caguioa, Ginebra1.3 
 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. Reavis, Purefoods1.0 
 6. Maierhofer, Puref.1.0 
 7. Norwood, Rain o.0.8 
 8. Pennisi, San Miguel0.8 
 9. Aquino, Santa Lucia0.8 
 10. Hrabak, Rain o.0.8 


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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 Star18.9 
 4. Pluta, MOSiR K.17.8 
 5. Flieger, Zastal ZG17.1 
 6. Mazur, Spojnia S.16.8 
 7. Storozynski, Asec.P.16.4 
 8. Weatherspoon, Znicz B.16.2 
 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.9.5 
 6. Kulikowski, Zubry9.3 
 7. Czech, Sudety JG8.7 
 8. Mis, Siarka T.8.6 
 9. Kwiatkowski, Start L.8.4 
 10. Nowak, Sudety JG8.1 
Assists Per Game
 Marcin STOKLOSA
  Spojnia S.
  (188-G-77)
  Avg: 7.9
 1. Stoklosa, Spojn.7.9 
 2. Sikora, Start Lublin6.8 
 3. Ecka, Znicz Basket5.9 
 4. Trepka, LKS Lodz5.2 
 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. Wilczek, Tempcold.4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Marcin FLIEGER
  Zastal ZG
  (182-G-84)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Flieger, Zastal ZG3.2 
 2. Ecka, Znicz Basket2.8 
 3. Szpyrka, Siarka T.2.8 
 4. Krupa, Siarka T.2.5 
 5. Sikora, Start Lublin2.5 
 6. Sikora, Asec.Pro.2.5 
 7. Nowak, Znicz B.2.4 
 8. Chodkiewicz, Zastal Z.2.4 
 9. Basinski, MMKS D.2.3 
 10. Stoklosa, Spojn.2.3 
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. Barycz, Siarka T.1.1 
 7. Czech, Sudety JG1.1 
 8. Jarmakowicz, Zastal Z.1.1 
 9. Salamonik, Big Star1.1 
 10. Wrobel, Gornik Walb.1.0 


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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. Pesic, Timisoara19.2 
 4. Peciukas, Mures19.1 
 5. Bubanja, Brasov19.1 
 6. Mack, Steaua T.19.0 
 7. Santana, Municipal B.18.2 
 8. Dzambic, Timisoara18.1 
 9. Dawson, Gladiato.17.9 
 10. Lawrence, U.Mobite.17.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Justin HERNDON
  CSU Sibiu
  (208-C-83)
  Avg: 10.4
 1. Herndon, CSU Sibiu10.4 
 2. Carutasu, Ploiesti9.7 
 3. Trim, Rovinari9.0 
 4. Krstanovic, U.Mobi.8.9 
 5. Masiulis, Mures8.7 
 6. Paltinisanu, Timis.8.5 
 7. Smith, CSU Sibiu7.8 
 8. Mijajlovic, Munici.7.6 
 9. Popescu, Steaua T.7.5 
 10. Nicoara, Gaz Metan7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Jarrett HOWELL
  Gaz Metan
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Howell, Gaz Metan5.7 
 2. Dzambic, Timisoara5.1 
 3. Cuic, U.Mobitel.CN4.8 
 4. Cooley, Mures4.8 
 5. Fometescu, Dinamo B.4.8 
 6. Mladenovic, Brasov4.4 
 7. Helcioiu, Municipa.4.4 
 8. Howard, Gladiato.4.4 
 9. Dawson, Gladiato.4.3 
 10. Bassett, Craiova4.2 
Steals Per Game
 JuJuan COOLEY
  Mures
  (175-G-82)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Cooley, Mures2.8 
 2. Johnson, CSU Sibiu2.7 
 3. Howell, Gaz Metan2.6 
 4. Maric, Oradea2.2 
 5. Mitchell, Gaz Metan2.2 
 6. Timus, Steaua T.2.1 
 7. Hargrove, Ploiesti2.1 
 8. Dawson, Gladiato.2.1 
 9. Medvedj, U.Mobite.2.1 
 10. Smith, CSU Sibiu2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Arturas MASIULIS
  Mures
  (210-C-80)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Masiulis, Mures2.4 
 2. Lazar, Oradea2.0 
 3. Herndon, CSU Sibiu1.7 
 4. Dragovic, Craiova1.7 
 5. Dragusin, Pitesti1.6 
 6. Trim, Rovinari1.1 
 7. Rhymer, Gaz Metan1.0 
 8. Vajda, Mures1.0 
 9. Pantelic, Steaua T.1.0 
 10. Roland, CSU Sibiu0.8 


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  RUSSIA   


Stats Leaders - Superleague A
Points Per Game
 Sergey BYKOV
  Dynamo M.
  (190-G-83)
  Avg: 21.5
 1. Bykov, Dynamo M.21.5 
 2. Capin, Lokomoti.20.4 
 3. Chalmers, Enisey17.3 
 4. Rush, Triumph17.2 
 5. Popovic, Unics16.9 
 6. Rakovic, Spartak SP16.6 
 7. Green, Lokomoti.15.6 
 8. Monya, Dynamo M.15.0 
 9. Lyday, Unics14.7 
 10. Flores, Krasnie .13.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Sergey MONYA
  Dynamo M.
  (204-F-83)
  Avg: 8.4
 1. Monya, Dynamo M.8.4 
 2. Trushkin, Krasni.8.0 
 3. Khryapa, CSKA8.0 
 4. Rakovic, Spartak SP6.9 
 5. Javtokas, Khimky6.8 
 6. Javtokas, Khimky6.8 
 7. Ford, Spartak SP6.0 
 8. Kaun, CSKA5.8 
 9. Lampe, Unics5.8 
 10. Savenkov, Lokomoti.5.6 
Assists Per Game
 Ernest BREMER
  Krasnie Krilya
  (196-G-80)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Bremer, Krasnie .5.7 
 2. Capin, Lokomoti.4.4 
 3. Bykov, Dynamo M.4.3 
 4. Khryapa, CSKA4.1 
 5. Cabezas, Khimky3.9 
 6. Fields, Spartak SP3.9 
 7. Rush, Triumph3.2 
 8. Popovic, Unics3.1 
 9. Lopez, Khimky3.1 
 10. Planinic, CSKA3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Sergey BYKOV
  Dynamo M.
  (190-G-83)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Bykov, Dynamo M.2.7 
 2. Rush, Triumph2.4 
 3. Bremer, Krasnie .2.0 
 4. Khryapa, CSKA1.9 
 5. Chalmers, Enisey1.8 
 6. Surovtsev, Lokomoti.1.6 
 7. McCarty, Khimky1.5 
 8. McCarty, Khimky1.5 
 9. Lyday, Unics1.5 
 10. Fridzon, Khimky1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Sergey MONYA
  Dynamo M.
  (204-F-83)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Monya, Dynamo M.1.6 
 2. Gist, Lokomotiv K.1.5 
 3. Mozgov, Khimky1.4 
 4. Savenkov, Lokomoti.1.1 
 5. Kaun, CSKA1.0 
 6. Sokolov, CSKA0.9 
 7. Trushkin, Krasni.0.9 
 8. Khryapa, CSKA0.9 
 9. Vasilyev, Dynamo M.0.8 
 10. Douthit, Krasnie .0.8 


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  SAUDI ARABIA   


D1 Standings
D1 Standings
 1. Al Ittihad 10-0 
 2. Ohod 10-1 
 3. Al Ansar 8-3 
 4. Al Hilal 7-2 
 5. Al Ahli 7-3 
 6. Al Maseerah 4-6 
 7. Al Wahda 4-7 
 8. Al Nahda 4-7 
 9. Al Fateh 4-7 
 10. Al Naser 2-8 
 11. Al Jabil 2-9 
 12. Al Khaleej 1-10 


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  SINGAPORE   


Slingers' Coach Frank Arsego Resigns - by Joel Kong
Singapore, 18 February 2010 - The Singapore Slingers' head coach for their inaugural season, Frank Arsego, would leave the Singapore Slingers to his hometown in Australia.

Arsego rose to prominance after leading the Slingers to a 10-5 record in regular season and 2nd position whilst narrowly losing out to Satria Muda Britama in the Playoffs Semi-Final by 2-1. His departure would be sorely felt by the players who had improved tremendously under his coaching. An aviid subscriber to 'Fans first' and 'Listening to the fans is important', Frank had no doubt strcuk a chord with the fans, especially the younger ones, as the fatherly figure had always obliged photo-taking and autograph sessions with the young fans.

No doubt that the person hired to fill the boots of Frank would have a large pair to do so.
All the best in your future endeavours, Frank.



Singapore Slingers Appreciation Night 2009/2010 - by Joel Kong
The Singapore Slingers recently concluded their first season in the Asean Basketball League (ABL) after crashing out in the semi-finals of the ABL Semi-Final Playoff against Satria Muda Britama of Indonesia by 2 to 1.

This is the Singapore Slingers most successful season arguably after 3 seasons in the National Basketball League (NBL) in Australia which largely brought about mixed results, and also few local players.

The Singapore Slingers had thus organised an Appreciation Nite on 18 February 2010 at Brewerkz Singapore Indoor Stadium to acknowledged the contribution that the players had made towards a season where the Slingers were ranked 2nd in the regular season.

Michael Johnson, in his speech to the players and those present, told the audience that those who wore the Slingers jersey previously would had been proud of the Class of 2009/10″ and that the Slingers would work hard for the next season.

Frank Arsego, head coach for the Slingers, had also added that many players had matured, especially the local cagers and believe that local players will have a big part to play in the Slingers in years to come. He also extended his gratitude to Asst Coach Neo Beng Siang, the Singapore National Coach, and his ability to spot the local players who would be able to compete at the ABL level.

The only absentees in the roster for this event were Desmond Oh (Overseas Trip with Parents), Lim Wai Sian (Recuperating from injury) and Pathman Matialakan (Midst of Preparation for Wedding). However, the management did went to the hospital to present Lim Wai Sian aka Lao Lao with his jersey and a momento, with his mum saying that Wai Sian is recovering well.

The following awards were also given out by the Slingers Management to reward players with exceptional perfomance this season:

Most Valuable Player (MVP): Mr Craig Foster of UPS announced admist a chant of MVP by the players that Kyle Jeffers is the MVP for the Slingers. We have also gotten news from an annonymous source that Kyle is so confident he will be on Slingers roster for 2010/11 that he had left some stuff in the Singapore whist he goes to Germany to meet up with his family.

Best Defensive Player: Marcus Ng (According to the emcee, he was also some people's Best Offensive Player)

Most Improved Player: Hong Weijian. Whilst receiving the award, the emcee said the following: Flyboy garnered an average of 7.6 points this season and if he continues the level of play, he would be a hit in the ABL for years to come.

Club Man of the Year: Before announcing that Lim Wai Sian was awarded this award, Michael Johnson, General Manager of the Slingers, qualified this award as the player who had affected the club the most, bond the players together the most and 'does not have to be the player with the best stats or most minutes in the court'.

So now that the ABL Season 1 for the Singapore Slingers had officially ended, it's back to the drawing board for the coaches as they would anticipate the next season, with the possibilty of new teams being added into the League.



Singapore News - by Joel Kong
Singapore Indoor Stadium, 7 Feb 2010 The Singapore Slingers cannot convert possesion to points as they lost the decisive game 3 to their Indonesian rival by 10 points last evening.
Led by Jeffers Kyle (206-C-85, college: Oregon St.), with the Centre getting 19 points, the Slingers had 4 players with double digits Hong Wei Jian (17 points), Michael LeBlanc (15 points) and Marcus Ng (15 points).
However, it was all in vain as Nakiea Miller returns back to the haunting ground getting 20 points in the 2nd half itself, whilst Hartman doing the work in the 1st half to ensured that the Indonesians featured in the 1st ABL Finals against the Philippines Patriots in Manila for Game 1.
After getting a 5-0 lead at the start, the Indonesians somehow lax and allowed the host to chase up with them in the game, before tying the game at 17-all midway through the 1st Quarter. However, it was Marcus Ngs buzzer beater shot that gave the host the 3 point lead going into the 2nd Quarter. In truth, the Slingers were really lucky to hold the lead as the Indonesians had answers to whatever their Singaporean counterparts threw at them.
In the 2nd Quarter, normal service resumes for the Indonesians and the Britama team had Hartman to thank for as he continues to down the 3 pointers. His cause was also helped by the fact that the Slingers defence was non-existant at times and mix-up in the paint also saw Mario Wuysang managed to get easy lay-ups. As the game drew to a close, a visibly-frustrated Frank Arsego could be seen trying to urge the team to keep the deficit low so as to take the game to the visitors in the 2nd half.
Of course, by then, the SM crowds were boo-ing Al-Vergara as he was involved in a fracas with a visibly-taller Miller, who claimed that Al-Vergara was a dirty player who had designs on his family jewels. And Miller was seen approaching the referee during the time-out as well as during the half-time break. He later reported the matter during his half-time interview.
The 3rd Quarter started with Miller having only amassed 2 points throughout the 1st half and Hartman getting 21 points. However, as the gameplan of the Fictor turns towards Miller, Jeffers Kyle knew that he had a game on and he cannot stop Miller getting 20 more points in the game. Hartman got 9 more to end off with 30 points.
At the final whistle, the Indons showed how much the victory meant to them with the cheering and shouting of Indonesia by the crowd. Much was to be seen when Miller started to shout at a Slingers crew, We win because of you. You caused your team to lose. As the crew walked towards the Centre, Miller hurried into the centre of the team and started to dance with the team.
SM may have won, but the Slingers finished 2nd in the regular season and a semi-finalist in the Playoffs with arguably one of the weaker squads, as mentioned by many netizens. This is an achievement itself.



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Stats Leaders - D1
Points Per Game
 Jeremy FEARS
  Prievidza
  (196-G-85)
  Avg: 22.5
 1. Fears, Prievidza22.5 
 2. Glavinic, Handlova20.9 
 3. Polakovic, Svit20.6 
 4. Bosak, Prievidza17.7 
 5. Nicholson, Pezinok16.9 
 6. Mroz, Nova Ves16.7 
 7. Stojanovic, Vahost.16.4 
 8. Polakovic, Inter B.16.1 
 9. Laco, Svit16.0 
 10. Jackson, Pezinok15.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Pawel MROZ
  Nova Ves
  (215-C-84)
  Avg: 8.9
 1. Mroz, Nova Ves8.9 
 2. Nicholson, Pezinok8.3 
 3. Szalay, Prievidza8.0 
 4. Polakovic, Svit7.8 
 5. Skara, B.Bystrica7.7 
 6. Tomek, Nitra7.2 
 7. Micuda, Pezinok6.6 
 8. Batka, Nova Ves6.4 
 9. Cvitanovic, Svit6.4 
 10. Dorazil, B.Bystrica6.3 
Assists Per Game
 T.J. BANNISTER
  Komarno
  (180-G-)
  Avg: 9.6
 1. Bannister, Komarno9.6 
 2. Crawford, Levice8.6 
 3. Glavinic, Handlova7.8 
 4. Scott, Nitra5.2 
 5. Jefferson, Nova Ves4.5 
 6. Fears, Prievidza4.3 
 7. Immink, B.Bystrica3.7 
 8. Milosevic, Pezinok3.4 
 9. Bosak, Prievidza3.1 
 10. Demecko, Nova Ves3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Edward SCOTT
  Nitra
  (186-G-81)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Scott, Nitra2.6 
 2. Zavodny, Vahost.2.6 
 3. Crawford, Levice2.4 
 4. Fears, Prievidza2.3 
 5. Glavinic, Handlova2.0 
 6. Zilik, Inter B.2.0 
 7. Jackson, Pezinok2.0 
 8. Ravasz, Inter B.1.9 
 9. Mielczarek, Nova V.1.9 
 10. Demecko, Nova Ves1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Vincent POLAKOVIC
  Svit
  (203-F-84)
  Avg: 1
 1. Polakovic, Svit1.0 
 2. Cvitanovic, Svit0.8 
 3. Blagojevic, Komar.0.8 
 4. Crawford, Levice0.8 
 5. Bosak, Prievidza0.6 
 6. Klar, Levice0.6 
 7. Madaj, Komarno0.6 
 8. Gudelj, Komarno0.6 
 9. Stefanac, Inter B.0.5 
 10. Glavinic, Handlova0.5 


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  SPAIN   


Power Electronics Valencia Vs. Asefa Estudiantes Post Game Quotes - by Natxo Mendaza
Luis Casimiro : We lost only the partial score of one quarter, I think we were a good competitor tonight. We are upset because of the defeat, but we did our best to try to win the game and that makes us feel better. It's good for us to be here, to spend a week focused preparing this tournament, because we knew that whatever it happened, itshould help us to improve as a team. Their target was to stop Lofton at the end of the game and they managed to do it, although we had two shots to win the game.

Pancho Jasen (199-G-78): I feel sad because we lost this game, but we had chances until the last minute. I don't think we lost this game because one or two actions at the end of the game, it lasts for 40 minutes and we have to see the whole game to understand the reasons we lost.

Neven Spahija : We played good basketball for almost the whole game, so we feel satisfied. Only one team can win, so I have to congratulate Casimiro and his team because they were a very tough competitor. We need to rest a little bit and wait for our next opponent. We feel happy but not euphoric. This is our first 'Final Foour' of the season. This is what we were expected to do and that's what we did.

Rafael Martinez (191-G-82): It was a tough game, like every Cup game is. They are in great shape and we wasted the opportunities we got during the game to break it. I was eager to play this tournament, i didn't know if I was going to be ready but the medical staff made a huge job on me.


Spanish Cup QF: Power Electronics Valencia grabs a thrilling 75-73 win over Asefa Estudiantes - by Natxo Mendaza
Rafa Martinez and Victor Claver (207-F/C-88) combined for 34 points as Power Electronics Valencia became the first team to make it to Spanish Cup semifinals by beating Asefa Estudiantes, 75-73, in a real thriller. Valencia, who built a 10-point lead in the first quarter, saw how Estudiantes never gave up and struggled for several minutes against the shooting accuracy of Lofton and the energy provided by Nick Caner Medley all game long (24 points).

Power Electronics Valencia took a quick double-digit edge thanks to an extraordinary performance by Kosta Perovic, who scored 10 out of Valencia's first 17 points. The Serbian center seemed unstoppable, as his team led 17-7 after only 7 minutes. Asefa Estudiantes didn't panic, however, as Nick Caner-Medley took over to infect his teammates with his intensity. Thus, Estudiantes needed less than 3 minutes to tie the score again, 20-20 at the end of the first quarter, behind 10 points by the US forward.


Game remained balanced during the second period, as both teams lost the accuracy on their shooting. Spahija slowed down Estudiantes' tempo with a zone defense, once Casimiro decided to play together Suarez and Jasen on the wings. The score was tied, 30-30, with less than a 3 minutes to go, when Victor Claver decided to show up. He went for a three, followed by a corner jumpshot, to give his team a short lead, 35-30, which Jasen reduced to 35-32 at halfitime.

Power Electronics Valencia retained its short lead after the break, as Rafa Martinez joined Claver to run the show. The orangemen raised differences to 42-37 midway through the third period, but needed less than 3 minutes to waste it again and allow Estudiantes get the lead back, 46-47, after 28 minutes. The price Estudiantes paid was too high, though, as Albert Oliver had to be seated after committing his 4th foul. That was exploited by Power Electronics Valencia to ignite a 9-0 run behind a pair of threes by De Colo and Lishchuk that seemed to break the game, 55-47, after 29 minutes. The answer came quickly, however, as Lofton showed up into the game to nail back-to-back threes that tightened the difference, 55-53, at the end of the third quarter.

Asefa Estudiantes kept rocking after the short break, earning the lead back behind the energy provided by Jasen and Granger. The team from Madrid amassed a short 3-point margin midway through the last period, 61-64, but an unsportsmanlike foul called on Gabriel followed by a technical foul called on Estudiantes bench ended Power Electronics Valencias drought. The game remained balanced, with both squads exchanging baskets and leads, entering the last minute with a 1-point advantage, 70-71, for Estudiantes. Caner-Medley extended it with a pair of free throws, responded immediately by a corner three by Claver to tie the game again, 73-73, with less than 50 to go. Lofton turned the ball over in the following play, as Rafa Martinez scored a layup in traffic to put his team ahead, 75-73, with 35 to play. Lofton became the go-to man for Estudiantes, but his three point attempt went to the rim, as well as Olivers, giving Power Electronics Valencia the first ticket to Spanish Cup semifinals.



Spanish Cup QF: Regal F.C. Barcelona meets the expectations and makes it to the semis - by Natxo Mendaza
Regal F.C. Barcelona lived up to the expectations and defeated Cajasol 77-72, earning a berth in the Spanish Cup semifinals. The Catalonians had to overcome an early 10-point deficit in the first period, but found the way to the win once they adjusted their defense and took control of the boards. Barcelona built a 12-point lead after halftime, but saw how Cajasol reacted and came within one point midway through the last quarter. Juan Carlos Navarro (192-G-80) led the way for the winners with 15 points, while Tariq Kirksay (199-F-79, college: Iona) had also 15 for the losers. Barcelona will meet Power Electronics Valencia in the semifinals.

Cajasol showed no fear in the beginning of the game despite facing the current ACB leader and top seed Regal F.C. Barcelona. Thanks to a very balanced offense and a solid defense, the Andalusians overcame a 0-4 opening run by the Catalonians and managed to take an early lead, 10-19, after 7 minutes. Even with its second-line on court, Cajasol didnt allow Barcelona to rally, as Earl Calloway gave his team the first double-digit lead, 13-23, on a nice jumper entering the last minute of the first period. But Basile, with a three, Lakovic, with a smooth layup off-the-dribble, and Morris, with a buzzer-beater alley-oop, came to the rescue and avoided an early crisis for their team to close the first quarter with Barcelona trailing 20-24.

Even though Douglas opened the second quarter with a basket-plus-foul play, Barcelona had adjusted much better its defense on the most dangerous players of Cajasol. Earl Calloway fed his team for a while, but was forced to look for one-on-one situations, as Barcelona found four different players in offense to tie the game, 29-29, with 6 minutes to go for halftime. No one was able to take control of the game then, so it remained balanced and the score tied 37-37, at the end of the second quarter.

Both squads remained scoreless for the first 2 minutes after intermission, but Barcelona was the first one to switch on to scoring mode thanks to Ricky Rubio and Pete Mickeal. They both boosted a 9-2 run that gave Barcelona a 49-42 edge and forced an urgent timeout by Cajasol head coach Joan Plaza midway through the third period. It didnt work, however, as Barcelona kept increasing the margin, step by step, thanks to a terrifying defense and second-chance baskets until they reached a 10-point lead, 55-45, entering the last minute. Tariq Kirksay kept the hopes alive for Cajasol with a pair of buckets that avoided a most painful result at the end of the third period, which ended with Barcelona leading 59-49.

But Cajasol hadnt told its last word, however. Joan Plaza switched to zone-deffense since the beginning of the quarter as Douglas and Radenovic combined for 8 points to bring their team within 4 points, 61-57, after 33 minutes. Although Barcelona found a pair of free throws by Mickeal, Radenovic hit from downtown to make it a one-point game, 63-62, with less than 5 minutes to go. Juan Carlos Navarro finished with the shooting drought of Barcelona with a huge three, while Vazquez went for a monster dunk to make Barcelona breath again, 70-63, after 38 minutes. Cajasol tried, but couldnt come back, as the full-court pressure didnt manage to make Barcelona panic. As such, the current ACB leaders needed only to hit the free throws and wait for the final buzzer to secure a deserved win.


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  SWITZERLAND   


Stats Leaders - LNB
LNB Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
1 Srzic, Zurich K 28.8
2 Toure, Bernex 27.6
3 Dosic, KOR Z 22.1
4 Martins, Martigny 18.5
5 Savoy, Ac.Frib 18.1
Rebounds Per Game
1 Toure, Bernex 14.8
2 Polite, Zurich W 9.9
3 Dosic, KOR Z 9.7
4 Martins, Martigny 8.9
5 Johnson, Villars 8.9
Assists Per Game
1 Johnson, Villars 6.8
2 Jaunin, Bernex 5.9
3 Lomholt, Chene 5.8
4 Marchand, Union 5.7
5 Lazarevic, Bernex 4.9
Steals Per Game
1 Jaunin, Bernex 4.3
2 Stevens, DDV 3.7
3 Tindom, Martigny 3.6
4 Savoy, Ac.Frib 3.4
5 Lombardini, DDV 3.3
Blocks Per Game
1 Toure, Bernex 2.7
2 Atcho, Ac.Frib 1.8
3 Martins, Martigny 1.6
4 Dubas, Vevey 1.5
5 Dubath, Union 1.3
2FGP
1 Toure, Bernex 68.0
2 Murati, DDV 65.9
3 Williams, Bernex 64.8
4 Blachut, Chene 63.9
5 Grandjean, Vernier 62.9
3FGP
1 Pluess, Swiss C. 55.6
2 Janjic, Swiss C. 53.0
3 Martins, Martigny 52.2
4 Schiesser, Pully 50.0
5 Srzic, Zurich K 47.1
Free Throws
1 Grandjean, Vernier 87.5
2 Steinmann, Bernex 85.5
3 Alexander, Chene 82.9
4 Michellod, Martigny 82.6
5 Castro, Zurich W. 81.1
Ranking
1. Toure, Bernex 38.5
2. Dosic, KOR Z 24.0
3. Martins, Martigny 22.7
4. Srzic, Zurich K 22.2
5. Polite, Zurich W 21.0


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  TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO   


Neverson wins 2nd ECC Player of the Week - by Albert-Lee Young
For the second time this season, Queens College forward Akim Neverson has been named East Coast Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week.

On February 13, Neverson posted his sixth double-double of the season with 21 points and 19 rebounds in QC's 70-64 win over NYIT.

In his next game on the 17th, Neverson added another double-double, 16pts & 10 rebounds, as Queens College scored a huge 108-82 victory on the road against Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, NY.

The junior from Brooklyn currently ranks 11th in scoring and third in rebounding in the conference.

Meanwhile in Nebraska 7-1 Rundell Mauge registered a total of 13 block shots in his last three games for North Platte Community College.

On February 5 he had 6 pts, 10 rebounds and 5 blocks in an 81-60 win over Western Nebraska. In a 69-76 loss against McCook Community College on February 9, Rundell tallied 5 blocks and 5 rebounds and followed up with another big game four days later getting 8 points, 7 rebounds and three blocks in 21 minutes court time as North Platte ran over Central Community College 103-68.

At Present Mauge is ranked #7 by the National Junior College Athletic Association in block shots. He has a total of 107 block shots averaging 4.280 per game.

Up in North Dakota, 6-9 freshman Moriba Defretias posted up 5 points & 3 rebounds as Williston State College roll over Central Wyoming 91-73 on Sunday.

In New Mexico, point guard Jamal Fenton contributed 6 points and 6 assists as the University of New Mexico whip Wyoming 83-61on February 17 in front of 14,586 home fans at The Pitt.



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  TUNISIA   


Standings - D1
D1 Standings
Play-Off
 1. ES Sahel 12-1 
 2. Stade Nabeulien 12-1 
 3. US Monastir 8-5 
 4. JS Kairouan 7-6 
 5. C Africain 6-7 
 6. Ezzahra 5-8 
 7. ES Rades 2-11 
 8. C Cheminots 0-13 
Play-Out
 1. JS Manazeh 2-1 
 2. CS Hammamet 2-1 
 3. CA Bizerte 1-1 
 4. SSK Kasserine 1-1 


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  TURKEY   


Bad news for Mire Chatman - by Baha Kurtulus
After the doping control at game between Besiktas ColaTurka Istanbul -Tofas played on January 21, 2010 in Istanbul, prohibited chemicals was found in Mire Chatman (187-G-78, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: UTPA)'s blood test.
Before the decision of the investigation and evaluation on Mire Chatman's status will be reached, Mire Chatman is not allowed to play in forthcoming games.
The forbidden chemical is S8.Cannabinoids which is listed in World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)


Besiktas ColaTurka Istanbul looking for a new player for Mire Chatman's position.


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New HS rankings,, CAHS moves up three spots, Complex reigns - by David Edole

ST. CROIX --Educational Complex flexed their muscles at the Central High School Invitational. They not only beat the host team, they knocked out Charlotte Amalie twice by just two points. James Sneed (G-92) had a buzzer beater in one of the games. Charlotte Amalie bounced back hard from their worst ranking (5th) in their history. They defeated the host Central and Eudora Kean (twice). Charles Pemberton (92) is a major difference maker and Merwin Potter (93) decided to bring the old Merwin Potter back.
Central High looked shaky in the tournament only Javier Martinez showed up consistently. Eudora Kean played Charlotte Amalie to a three overtime thriller and came out on the wrong end. Xavier Richards seems to have found an offensive groove. Now only in BIG Aubrey Dawson can get into the offense.
Country Day defeated Complex B behind great play of Charles Mountain Sealy and Brandon Oreilly. They then were bounced by Central and Eudora Kean.

1. Educational Complex
WHY: Won the MLK Tourney then went on to win the Central High Invitational. Complex appears to be the team to beat in the Virgin Islands. If the season was to end today, James Sneed would be named player of the year and Salim Ross (92) defensive player of the year. Complex appears to be just too deep for other teams. They just send a wave of players at you.

2. Charlotte Amalie
WHY: Merwin Potter showed that he can score the basketball. He had a 28 point performance in a win over Kean. Charles Pemberton is just too strong for one defender. He probably led the tournament in rebounding. The duo responded in a big way resurrecting Charlotte Amalies season. CAHS is back.

3. Central High
WHY: Who are these guys? They dont look familiar. Yeah I know Taaron Jones had a severly sprained hand. I am about to call the police and issue an All Points Bulletin on Rasheed Swanston (95)! He was last seen in Aguas Calientes, Mexico. Amadius Der-Weer (94) is on vacation. What happened to the Caribs?

4. Eudora Kean
WHY: Played Charlotte to a three overtime thriller. Xavier Richards is coming along. He looked real shaky at the MLK and has bounced back in a big way at the Central Invitational. This team could have easily been in the finals of the tourney but had the ball bounce CAHSs way.

5. Country Day:
WHY: Charles 'Mountain' Sealy and Brandon Oreilly looked real good at the Central High Invitational. Only if they had help this team would upset a public school. This team has got to be the best private school team in the territory. CDS versus Sts. Peter and Paul should be a good game.

6. Sts. Peter and Paul
WHY: SP&P did not play in Central High tourney but I had an opportunity to see them play. The trio of Arsenio Watlington, Michael Venzen and Tyler Gray are tough. Watlington has to be the best point guard on St. Thomas. He controls the tempo of the game and keeps the team from straying from the playbook. Venzen control the paint and is good for some rebounds and Gray is the shooter slash glue guy. This team has no bench.

OUT: Antilles: No Agaiy Gregory equals no rankings.
NEXT RANKINGS: On March 5th, 2010



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SL Cup: quarterfinals summary - by Platon Khegai
Gladiators had no problems in the return game. The two games handicap is 32 points - 176:144.
Budivelnyk - Halychyna 86:72 (11:21, 28:17, 25:13, 22:21)
B: Guinn 18; Kobzystyi 13; Zimmerman 10 points, 5 assists; ElAmin 9 points, 9 assists; Stefanyshyn 9 points, 5 steals.
H: Williams 24 points, 6 assists, 5 steals, 4 assists; Finn 12; Bojovic 11.

BC Kyiv defeated its opponent for the second time with the total score of 158:145.
BC Kyiv - MBC Mykolaiv 78:71 (14:14, 20:21, 20:11, 24:25)
K: Kravtsov 22 points, 11 rebounds, 6 blocks; Pustozvonov 22; Saltovets 12 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists; Lukashov 12 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists.
M: McClintock 22 points, 10 rebounds, 3 blocks; Onufriev 13; Matiukevych 12 points, 5 rebounds, 3 blocks; Love 10 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists.

Odesa outscored Azovmash by 3, but thanks to home win by 37 Azovmash qualified to the Final Four. The total score is 171:137.
BC Odesa - Azovmash 79:76 (20:18, 28:17, 16:19, 15:22)
O: DeGroat 22; Morton 12 points, 6 rebounds; Coleman 11; Hill 10 points, 5 assists.
A: Rizvic 23 points, 8 rebounds; Curry 20 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists; Daniels 18 points, 8 rebounds, 4 steals, 3 assists.


Khimik lost to Ferro twice. This time by 20 with the total score 181:166.
Ferro-ZNTU - Khimik 93:73 (16:21, 24:18, 26:20, 27:14)
F: Thomas 25 points, 7 rebounds; Tiggs 19 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists; Burtt 15; Hunter 10.
K: Blanchard 19 points, 8 rebounds; Agafonov 15; Mitchell 12 points, 7 assists; Kolchenko 10.


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Marshall MK Lions 97-90 Worcester Wolves - by George Manousidis
BBL Championship
Marshall MK Lions 97 (27,50,70) (EJ Harrison (186-G-76, college: Connecticut) 28, Holmes 19, Williams 14)
Worcester Wolves 90 (14,42,56) (Middleton 25, Disy/Gilbert 20)

Marshall MK Lions moved into third place on their own thanks to a 97-90 victory over the Worcester Wolves in front of a sell-out crowd for the third successive occasion at Middleton Hall on Tuesday night. The Wolves start the stronger and opened up an early 4-11 lead, but the Lions responded with seven unanswered points to tie the game up at 11-11 and then they continued to stretch out their lead throughout the remainder of the first period to lead 27-14 at the end of the opening quarter. The second period opened with the Wolves closing the deficit significantly, thanks in no small part to Daniel Gilbert, as he bagged nine points in an 11-0 Wolves burst to get the score back to 27-25. The Lions kept their noses in front for the remainder of the half and with three three-pointers from Yorrick Williams helping the home side on their way they took a 50-42 lead into the locker rooms at the half-time interval. In the second half the Lions defense stepped up their intensity and restricted the Wolves to just fourteen points in the period whilst netting twenty points of their own the home side were able to take a 70-56 lead into the final stanza. In the final period the Wolves tried valiantly to get themselves back into the game but despite winning the final quarter 20-34 they could not close the gap enough to overturn the deficit as the Lions ran out eventual winners. EJ EJ Harrison (pictured) led all scorers in the game bagging an impressive 28 points for the home side, while Rod Middleton led the scoring for the Wolves with 25 points personal.


BBL Trophy: Guildford Heat 72 - 79 Cheshire Jets - by George Manousidis
Guildford Heat 72 (21,39,57) (Martin 16, Joseph 12, Ogedengbe 12)
Cheshire Jets 79 (16,42,64) (Marks 21, Young 17, Hamilton 15)

Cheshire Jets set up a BBL Trophy semi-final with Marshall MK Lions after a solid 72-79 win at Guildford Heat.

After taking the lead late in the second quarter the Jets never trailed again as James Hamilton and Chez Marks (191-G-80, college: Morehead St.) made their free throws down the stretch to keep Heat at bay.

Jets began brightly with two threes by Marks helping them to an early 6-12 lead. The rest of the first quarter belonged to Heat though as Julius Joseph s three point shot began a 15-0 run. Jets ended the opening stanza with four unanswered points to trail 21- 16.

Guildford extended their lead out to nine (35-26) on Tayo Ogedengbe s three-point play before Cheshire fought back. Threes by Colin O Reilly and Hamilton formed the backbone of a 15-4 run up to the half time interval as the visitors led 39-42.

Jets continued to stay on top throughout the third quarter. The visitors lead peaked at ten twice (50-60 and 52-62) before a 5-2 to end the period made it 57- 64.

Heat got within four (67-71) following a 5-0 burst midway through the final stanza. But a Hamilton two and six consecutive free throws four from Marks, two by Hamilton gave Cheshire their biggest lead of the night at 67-79.

Guildford player-coach Chad McKnight was understandably disappointed, but wished Jets well: I d like to congratulate the Jets in progressing to the semi-finals. They came to play and fight for the full 40 minutes.


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Bigua - Defensor Sporting are tied 1-1 - by Hector Lopez
Emilio Taboada (193-F-82) scored 49 points leading Bigua, the last champions, to beat Defensor Sporting 106-98 and the best of five quarter finals games are now tied 1-1. For Bigua, the number 8 after the regular season. The 49 points by Taboada were a record for LUB playoffs. Nick Billings (214-C-82, college: Binghamton) netted 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds with 5 blocks. For Defensor Sporting, number 1 after the regular sason, Robby Collum (185-G-81, college: W.Michigan) 26 points 4 assists, Christopher Jackson (208-C-81, college: N.Mexico St.) 18 points, 12 rebounds, 4 assists. Malvin (2) took a 2-0 lead over Cordon (7) after a 107-101 win. Fernando Martinez (170-G-79) netted 34 points with 8 assists, Torraye Braggs (203-F/C-76, agency: Global Sports Plaza, college: Xavier) 25 points and 8 rebounds, and Brian Laing (195-G/F-85, college: Seton Hall) 16 points and 2 rebounds. For Cordon Timothy Jennings (193-G-83, agency: GOTathletes, college: Gardner-Webb) scored 39 points and grabbed 8 rebounds, while Ryan Blankson (201-F-80, college: Loyola, IL) scored 13 with 5 rebounds.

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USBA to Host Job Fair at Open House in all Team Cities on March 13, and March 20, 2010 - by USBA Media
USBA will hold a Job Fair at teams Open House on March 13 and March 20, 2010

Atlanta, Ga. (February 18, 2010) ---The United States Basketball Association (USBA) is pleased to announce an Open House and a Job Fair in each individual team city.
The Open Houses will take place at the home gymnasiums of each individual team. Each team will conduct a job fair, at the same time, in an effort to fill position with individual teams.

Churches, civic groups and fans of each team are invited to come and get autographs, take pictures with the teams and get to know the players who will be representing each individual city. A special invitation has been extended to the Boys and Girls Clubs as well as Big Brothers and Big Sisters organizations. 'We are also extending a very special invitation to children in the foster care system in each city.'

The Open Houses will take place on Saturday March 13 and Saturday March 20, 2010 from 2-7 pm with refreshments such as hot dogs, soft drinks, chips and other snacks being provided free of charge by Coca-Cola or Pepsi-Cola. Each soft drink company has contractual agreements in place at the college or university under agreement with the USBA.

USBA president Duane Jenkins says, This is an opportunity for us to get to know our supporters and fans in each city. We want our fans to be able to have autographs signed and quite simply, fans will be able to talk to the players on a more personal level.' We will conduct a job fair on these dates to fulfill positions with the teams.' The league is said to employ 15 to 20 people at each home game.

Each local team will conduct interviews for game day staff as well as holding tryouts for basketball players and dance team applicants. For a list of available positions, refer to www.usbaball.com/employment.

The league will make season ticket packages available. The open house will mark the continued availability of the 2010 USBA Season Ticket Extravaganza. This season ticket promotion is a special event for the fans and is sponsored by the USBA Youth Outreach, Inc., and the advertisers and sponsors of the USBA. The league has set aside 1200 single season tickets 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 and comes with admission to all fifteen home games and as an extra added bonus each season ticket comes with an additional fifteen free single game tickets; this includes admittance to all home playoff games. As a bonus, fans receive priority seating, complimentary concessions, a free game day program and a 24x36 full color poster with the basketball team and dance team. (The total number of admittance per season ticket is 30, which breaks down to $3.50 per admittance)

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 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 or RaceTrac 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 womans, 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)

All drawings for this promotion will be held at halftime of the teams home season opener. 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 information, call the USBA league office at (678) 966-9993 or go to www.usbaball.com .



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Standings - LPB
LPB Standings
 1. Marinos 2-0 
 2. Trotamundos 1-0 
 3. Gaiteros 1-0 
 4. Guaros 1-0 
 5. Panteras 0-0 
 6. Cocodrilos 0-0 
 7. Guaiqueries 0-1 
 8. Toros 0-1 
 9. La Guaira BBC 0-1 
 10. Gigantes 0-2 


Marinos was the Giant - by Wolfgang Lucena
Marinos de Anzoategui was the Giant in the beginning of the 2010 professional Basketball League of Venezuela (LPB). The Main marine Coach Sergio Rouco commanding the ship of Anzotegui with his crew on board led the game versus Gigantes de Guayana from the beginning to the end. This way Marinos of Anzotegui won its first series versus Gigantes de Guayana. On last Tuesday 16 Marinos defeat Gigantes 82-61, yesterday Wednesday 17 the team from Anzoategui did it again versus Guayana 80-72. Former NBA player Oscar Torres led both games for Marinos with 22 points on the first one and 18 points on the second game. Despite to both defeated, Clarence Matthews (201-F-83, college: Tennessee St.) and Victor David Diaz (195-F-68, college: Houston) splits responsibilities for Gigantes. Matthews made 31 points on the first game and Diaz 17 on the last battle of this first series




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Women News

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  ALBANIA - Women  


Tirana beat Flamutari as three teams share the top - by Eurobasket News
Tirana beat Flamutari as three teams share the top of the League. Tirana needed 68:65 victory as three teams are now with 10-2 record. Apolonia improved to the same record as they rolled over Elbasani 94:74. Studenti is with 8-4 record after the win over Mati 79:60. Skenderbeu cruised past Vllaznia 80:61 in another game of the League. The next round to be played on February 20th.

Standings - Women
A1 Standings
 1. Tirana 10-2 
 2. Flamutari 10-2 
 3. Apolonia 10-2 
 4. Studenti 8-4 
 5. Elbasani 4-8 
 6. Skenderbeu 3-9 
 7. Vllaznia 3-9 
 8. Mati 0-12 


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Townsville takes last Semi Finals spot - by Eurobasket News
Townsville F. - Bendigo S. 84-73

Townsville secured the last Semi Finals position after overcoming Bendigo, 84-73, in the crucial Elimination Final on Wednesday night at NPA Stadium in Townsville.

It was the point guards that led the way for both teams, Townsvilles Rachael Flanagan (170-G-82) scored a team high 20 points for the victors to go with three assists and two blocks. Bendigos on-court leader Kristi Harrower (166-G-75) top-scored with 23 points and had five assists to lead the Spirit.

Bendigo dictated play well in the first quarter, however they were not strong enough through the full four quarters and Townsville concluded Bendigos fight for the finals.

Rachael Flanagan fought through her calf injury and was pleased with her teams strength in their sudden-death match.

We had a good lead in the second and third quarters but they kept coming back at us, weve got to learn to get that lead and build on to it a little bit better.

We know Kristis going to make plays, we had a game plan against her and some plays worked and some didnt.

Were going to stay strong, its finals time and everyone wants to be on the court. Aneka [Davis] had a bit of a run tonight. Its finals and you play with an injury because you know theres no tomorrow if you lose.

Flanagan looked ahead to the Fires Semi Finals opponent, the Canberra Capitals who they will face on Sunday at the AIS Arena, Canberra from 3.00pm AEDT.

A huge match against Canberra, 2-0 were up on them this season but we havent played them with [Lauren] Jackson and itll be a real tough, said Flanagan.

I think thatll be real important against teams like Canberra, weve got a little bit of a lead and build on it and put them in doubt of what theyre going to do.

I think if we keep playing great defence, well be hard to stop.

Fire moved the ball fast and creatively around the key, which would have been the reason for their high score rate in the paint, but they were also winning the rebound count.

Bendigo looked in for the fight when 7-of-14 three-point conversions were made in the first half, however their shooting percentage lapsed and they fell into a defensive game.

Both teams were in no form for disappointment as they brought the intensity to the match.

Townsville proved strong in the paint converting 10 points, however it was Bendigos five shots from beyond the arc that enabled them to finish the quarter with a one point lead, 21-20.

Fiery Tanya Smith put Townsville back in contention for a win as she played a stronger offensive role. Fire faithfuls watched as Townsville grasped the lead when Smith made a crucial steal in the seventh minute of the second term to put them in the lead 30-28.

Despite Bendigo nailing a further four 3-point shots, it was no match for Townsvilles rebound percentage (65%) which resulted in 18 points in the paint for the Fire that quarter finishing the half off, with a narrow 48-43 lead.

Harrower moved swiftly through Townsvilles defence in the third quarter, as they struggled to close in on the attacking Spirits.

Midway through the quarter Townsvilles Rohanee Cox got in on the act and was up in Bendigos face, blocking a 3-point attempt and shutting down the offence giving the Fire a two-point lead heading into the final quarter, 62-60.

It was the strength of players like Cherie Smith who were strong under the basket which gave the Fire that extra notch of the scoreboard.

Regardless of Bendigo forward Chelsea Aubreys strong defence, it was the ball movement from Fire star Flanagan that kept those points coming.

At the end of the day, it was the Fire that burnt the Spirit with their strength.



WNBL FINALS SCHEDULE

Semi Final 1: 3.00pm Saturday February 20
Bulleen Boomers v Sydney Uni Flames at Knox Stadium, Melbourne
LIVE on ABC1 and WNBL Radio

Semi Final 2: 3.00pm Sunday February 21
Canberra Capitals v Townsville Fire at AIS Arena, Canberra
LIVE on ABC1 and WNBL Radio

Preliminary Final: 1.00pm Saturday February 27
Loser Semi Final 1 v Winner Semi Final 2
TBA Venue LIVE on ABC1 and WNBL Radio

Grand Final: 1.00pm Saturday March 6
Winner Semi Final 1 v Winner Preliminary Final
TBA Venue LIVE on ABC1 and WNBL Radio


By Theresa Allan for WNBL Media (www.wnbl.com.au)


Stats Leaders - WNBL
Points Per Game
 Lauren JACKSON
  Canberra C.
  (196-F/C-81)
  Avg: 26.3
 1. Jackson, Canberra.26.3 
 2. Batkovic-B., Sydney U.24.6 
 3. Harrower, Bendi.23.7 
 4. Cambage, Bulle.20.7 
 5. Cox, Townsville F.19.1 
 6. Smith, Sydney UF16.6 
 7. Lewis, Townsville F.16.5 
 8. Marino, Adelaide16.0 
 9. Foley, Adelaide15.4 
 10. Francis, Adelaide15.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Tanya SMITH
  Townsville F.
  (191-F-84)
  Avg: 9.8
 1. Smith, Townsville F.9.8 
 2. Cambage, Bulle.9.5 
 3. Francis, Adelaide9.5 
 4. Jackson, Canberra.9.4 
 5. Batkovic-B., Sydney U.8.8 
 6. Kerr, Townsville F.8.7 
 7. Tolo, Canberra C.7.7 
 8. Bishop, Canberra C.7.6 
 9. Afeaki, Sydney UF7.1 
 10. Lindsey, Dandenon.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Kristi HARROWER
  Bendigo S.
  (166-G-75)
  Avg: 5
 1. Harrower, Bendi.5.0 
 2. Veal, Logan T.4.9 
 3. O''Hea, Bulleen B.4.6 
 4. Milner, Bulleen B.4.5 
 5. Butler, Sydney UF4.4 
 6. Marino, Adelaide4.4 
 7. Smith, Sydney UF3.8 
 8. Flanagan, Townsvil.3.8 
 9. Mahony, Dandenon.3.8 
 10. Hurst, Canberra C.3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Kristen VEAL
  Logan T.
  (176-G-81)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Veal, Logan T.2.2 
 2. Taylor, AIS1.9 
 3. Batkovic-B., Sydney U.1.9 
 4. Bishop, Canberra C.1.8 
 5. Flanagan, Townsvil.1.7 
 6. Jackson, Canberra.1.6 
 7. Purcell, Logan T.1.6 
 8. Malpass, Perth L.1.6 
 9. Francis, Adelaide1.3 
 10. Milner, Bulleen B.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Tayla ROBERTS
  AIS
  (191-F/C-93)
  Avg: 1
 1. Roberts, AIS1.0 
 2. Smith, Townsville F.1.0 
 3. Lewis, Townsville F.1.0 
 4. Kerr, Townsville F.1.0 
 5. Harrower, Bendi.1.0 
 6. Smith, Sydney UF1.0 
 7. Bishop, Canberra C.1.0 
 8. Graham, Logan T.0.9 
 9. Starks, Perth L.0.9 
 10. Tolo, Canberra C.0.9 


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Leuchanka's Dream come true - by Eurobasket News
Yelena Leuchanka (196-C-83, college: W.Virginia) will play for Atlanta Dream. After finishing with Galatasaray Istanbul this spring the player from Belarus will head to the US.
In 2005-2006 USA already saw the player from Belarus in W.Virginia (NCAA, starting five) as Yelena Leuchanka started her career there. In her first year she played in 31 games averaging 7.6ppg, 6.1rpg, 1.1bpg, FG: 56.5%. In 2006 her first appearance in WNBA was for Charlotte Sting as in 4 games she showed 3.0ppg, 1.3rpg. In 2006-2007:USP CEU - Adecco Estudiantes (Spain-LFB, starting five) saw 6 games from Yelena that showed 9.7ppg, 7.5rpg, 1.3apg, 2FGP: 37.3%, 3PT: 0.0%, FT: 80.0%. Later signed at TEO Vilnius (Lithuania-LMKL, starting five) and in Euroleague 13 games averaged 5.3ppg, 4.6rpg, 1.1apg, FGP: 39.4%, FT: 76.5%. In 2007 was drafted by Houston Comets (WNBA but in June signed at Washington Mystics (WNBA) and in 6 games had 0.7ppg. One of th greatest seasons she spent in 2007-2008 starting for TEO Vilnius (Lithuania-LMKL) and in February moving to UMMC Ekaterinburg (Russia-A Superleague). In Russian League after 7 games her stats read 6.1ppg, 5.6rpg, FGP: 53.1%, FT: 69.2%. In Euroleague she played 6 games and showed 10.2ppg, 8.2rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 52.3%, FT: 75%. In 2008 Atlanta Dream (WNBA) hoped or the player from Belarus but in May she was placed on the suspended list. Recently the player tried hard for Galatasaray Istanbul (Turkey-TBBL, starting five). This year she participated in Turkish TBBL All-Star Game and averages 10.0 points per game.
In Turkish League Galatasaray recently blasted Samsun mostly owing to Katie Douglas, who drained 23 points in this game. Yelena Leuchanka followed her with 16 points and 8 rebounds as their team is with 11-3 record.



Minsk-2006 improves to 22-2 record on top - by Eurobasket News
Minsk-2006 improves to 22-2 record on top after two latest victories in the League. On February 13th the favorites overcame BRGU 82:34. The hosts easily started with 24-12 and added 21-6 in the second period. BRGU played better in the third frame ad lost only 13-16, however the hosts pushed the tempo for good later in the game to seal another victory. Viktoryia Harelchyk (171-G-85) top-scored for the winners with 12 points, while Yuliya Scharbakova (172-G-85), Alesia Zubrytskaya (174-G-81) and Tatsiana Rebianchuk (185-F-88) netted 11 each. Avdeychuk responded with 9 points in the losing effort.
On February 14th Minsk-2006 improved to 22-2 record beating BRGU 71:61. The latter enjoyed 18-11 after the first 10 minutes but could not keep the score for good. Minsk-2006 produced massive 24-2 in the second period and had 21-7 in the third quarter. BRGU however won the last stanza 24-15 to reduce the gap at the end. Galina Ignatovitch (185-F-81) led the way with 17 points, while Nadzeya Nadzezhka (180-G-87) poured in 15. Tatsiana Ilkovich (174-G-90) nailed 11 and Anastasiya Ramanava (187-F-85) as well as Yuliya Scharbakova posted 7 apiece.
Olimpia improved to18-4 record after tow wins over Victoria, 84:69 and 83:70. Berezina has 18-6 record defeating Temp in both games, 71:49 and 83:59. Sozh rolled over RGUOR 85:56 and 77:54.



Standings - Women
Premier League Standings
 1. Minsk-2006 22-2 
 2. Olimpia 18-4 
 3. Berezina 18-6 
 4. Sozh Gomel 16-8 
 5. BrGU 9-15 
 6. Victoria 8-16 
 7. Temp-Mogilev. 3-19 
 8. RGUOR 0-24 


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Standings
D1 Standings
 1. Santiago 8-2 
 2. Sancti Spiritus 6-4 
 3. Capitalinas 6-4 
 4. Guantanamo 5-5 
 5. Pinar del Rio 4-6 
 6. Camaguey 1-9 


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Stats Leaders - Women
Points Per Game
 Petra REISINGEROVA
  Strakonice
  (196-C-73)
  Avg: 19.8
 1. Reisingerova, Strako.19.8 
 2. Vlkova, Valosun .18.6 
 3. Viteckova, Frisco S.16.7 
 4. Misurova, Trutnov16.6 
 5. Zrustova, Valosun .16.4 
 6. Sipova, Slovanka.15.4 
 7. Vetrovcova, Karlov.15.3 
 8. Grima, Frisco Sika14.9 
 9. Snajdrova-Z., Trutn.14.9 
 10. Brantlova, Karlovy .14.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Petra REISINGEROVA
  Strakonice
  (196-C-73)
  Avg: 11
 1. Reisingerova, Strako.11.0 
 2. Horakova, Hradec K.9.4 
 3. Hartigova, Trutnov9.0 
 4. Kulichova, Frisco S.8.9 
 5. Vetrovcova, Karlov.8.0 
 6. Sipova, Slovanka.7.8 
 7. Stepanova, VS Praha7.6 
 8. Zrustova, Valosun .7.3 
 9. Tamane, USK Praha6.9 
 10. Novakova, Hradec K.6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Hana NEZDARILOVA-STANKOVA
  Slovanka MB
  (170-G-84)
  Avg: 4.6
 1. Nezdarilova-S., Slovan.4.6 
 2. Horakova, Frisco S.4.2 
 3. Bednarova, USK P.3.4 
 4. Whalen, USK Praha3.1 
 5. Skerovic, Frisco Sika2.8 
 6. Borecka, Karlovy .2.6 
 7. Johnova, Strakonice2.4 
 8. Misurova, Trutnov2.3 
 9. Maltsi, USK Praha2.3 
 10. Giacintova, Valosu.2.3 
Steals Per Game
 Hana HORAKOVA
  Frisco Sika
  (182-F/G-79)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Horakova, Frisco S.3.7 
 2. Nezdarilova-S., Slovan.3.6 
 3. Snajdrova-Z., Trutn.2.8 
 4. Wallace, BA Sparta2.7 
 5. DeHaven, Karlovy .2.7 
 6. Borecka, Karlovy .2.5 
 7. Vetrovcova, Karlov.2.5 
 8. Sipova, Slovanka.2.4 
 9. Elhotova, USK Praha2.3 
 10. Brantlova, Karlovy .2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Petra KULICHOVA
  Frisco Sika
  (198-C-84)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Kulichova, Frisco S.1.9 
 2. Tamane, USK Praha1.8 
 3. Reisingerova, Strako.1.1 
 4. Novakova, Hradec K.1.1 
 5. Vetrovcova, Karlov.1.0 
 6. Kraayveld, USK P.1.0 
 7. Hartigova, Trutnov0.9 
 8. Horakova, Hradec K.0.9 
 9. Kohoutova, Hradec K.0.8 
 10. Wallace, BA Sparta0.7 


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  DENMARK - Women  


Wins for Lemvig and Horsholm in Round 19 - by Eurobasket News
Lemvig posted the 9th win in the season. They overcame Falcon 70:37 on the road to improve at 9-8 record. Rebecca Kielpinski (188-C, college: Alaska-Anch.) came up with 20 points and 24 rebounds to lead the winners. Lemvig controlled the game right from the start. The visitors built an 11-point lead at the first intermission. Lemvig limited their opponents to just 5 points in the second frame earning a 25-point halftime advantage. Lemvig did not loosen the grip in the second half rallying to the victory. Mie Burlin (178-G) and Karina Pedersen (178-F) finished with 9 points each for Lemvig. Sofie Vincents (172-G-87) delivered 11 points for Falcon in the loss.
Horsholm nipped Aabyhoj 57:52 on the road. Heather Stec (188-F-86) accounted for 19 points and 6 rebounds as the 79ers climbed at 10-7 record in the standings. Horsholm outscored the hosts for a 19:17 lead at the first intermission. The 79ers maintained the lead throughout the second frame and piled up a 5-point lead at halftime. Aabyhoj however picked up the slack in the third frame and started to erase the deficit. They denied the distance and the teams entered the fourth period tied at 42. The hosts were up midway through the fourth quarter but Line Piechnik (170-F-90) and Heather Stec teamed up for crucial points as Horsholm ran away for the win at the end. Line Piechnik produced 9 points in the winning effort. Ida Krogh (181-G/F-91) ensured 15 points for Aabyhoj in defeat.



Standings - Dameligaen
Dameligaen Standings
 1. Aabyhoj 13-4 
 2. SISU 11-6 
 3. Horsholm 10-7 
 4. Amager 10-7 
 5. Lemvig 9-8 
 6. Virum 7-8 
 7. Horsens 7-8 
 8. Falcon 4-13 
 9. Vaerlose 3-13 


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  EUROCUP - Women  


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Nykesha SALES
  Besiktas
  (183-F/G-76)
  Avg: 25.5
 1. Sales, Besiktas25.5 
 2. Player, Olivais23.8 
 3. Pimenova, Cheva.22.0 
 4. Champion, CAB M.21.0 
 5. Villarroel, Sierre20.6 
 6. Kuzina, Dynamo M.19.8 
 7. Milovanovic, ICIM A.19.3 
 8. Reid, Hatis Yerevan19.3 
 9. Doron, Targoviste19.0 
 10. Diacona, Sf. G.19.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jennifer FLEISCHER
  Poprad
  (195-C-84)
  Avg: 12.1
 1. Fleischer, Dexia12.1 
 2. Mazic, Medvescak11.8 
 3. Santos, AD Vagos11.5 
 4. Anosike, Targoviste11.0 
 5. Veremeenko, Nadezhda.9.8 
 6. Carter, CCC P.9.7 
 7. Little, AEL9.7 
 8. Sanford, EBE I.9.4 
 9. Kuzina, Dynamo M.9.2 
 10. Alyoshkina, Samsun9.2 
Assists Per Game
 Krystyna SZYMANSKA-LARA
  Dexia
  (173-G-69)
  Avg: 7
 1. Szymanska-L., Dex.7.0 
 2. Zoll, Botas6.6 
 3. Reid, Hatis Yerevan4.8 
 4. Berseneva, Nadezhda.4.8 
 5. Chapdelaine, MBK R.4.7 
 6. Keyru, Dynamo M.4.6 
 7. Gomez, Mann Filter4.3 
 8. White, Hapoel T-A4.3 
 9. Zygelyte, Lemminkain.4.2 
 10. Zellous, Besiktas4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Temeka JOHNSON
  Mondeville
  (160-G-82)
  Avg: 4
 1. Johnson, Mondeville4.0 
 2. Sales, Besiktas3.8 
 3. Radocaj, Hemofarm3.8 
 4. Anosike, Targoviste3.5 
 5. Keyru, Dynamo M.3.5 
 6. Doron, Targoviste3.4 
 7. Bingham, Saarlouis3.4 
 8. Baker, AEL3.2 
 9. Reid, Hatis Yerevan3.2 
 10. Villarroel, Sierre3.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Anastasiya VEREMEENKO
  Nadezhda O.
  (192-C-87)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Veremeenko, Nadezhda.3.1 
 2. Kuzina, Dynamo M.2.3 
 3. Sowinski, CAB M.2.2 
 4. Lukacovicova, MBK R.1.9 
 5. Ivankovic, Sibenik1.8 
 6. Kovacevic, Hemof.1.8 
 7. Alyoshkina, Samsun1.7 
 8. Gidden, Sf. G.1.7 
 9. Toma, Targoviste1.5 
 10. Yolovska, Dunav1.3 


Eurocup Quarterfinals: First games - by Eurobasket News
AEL - Nadezhda O. 64-71
Nadezhda did a great job in Game 1 of the EuroCup Quarterfinals. The Russian outfit registered 64-71 road win, making a huge step forward to the next stage. Tatyana Burik (170-G-87) shined for the guests with 20 points and 5 rebounds. Oksana Zakalyuzhnaya (197-C-77) followed with 12 pts. In the loosing squad, Chamique Holdsclaw replied with 25 pts and 8 boards.


Athinaikos - Dynamo M. 84-60
Athinaikos destroyed Dynamo Moscow at home 84-60, getting 21 points and 11 rebounds from Gintare Petronyte (196-C-89). Ruth Riley (196-C-79, college: Notre Dame) had 16 pts and 11 boards, and Candice Wiggins also scored 16 pts in this victory. Marina Kuzina had 19 pts and 5 rebs in defeat.

Targoviste - Dynamo K. 75-57
In 1st leg of the EuroCup Quarterfinals, Targoviste used a home court advantage to secure 75-57 win over Dynamo Kursk. Hosts took control of the match from the start and had no troubles to keep it for rest of the way. They opened the first period with 11-2 run not allowing visitors to get into rhythm. By the end of the first, Dynamo players managed to come back somewhat. After initial 10 minutes of play, Targoviste was up 16-13. Targoviste mounted another run at the start of the second period, this time 14-3. Until the end of the halftime, hosts have already built comfortable 45-29. After the break, third period was mostly spent in teams exchanging baskets. Still, Targoviste players were still in control and with one quarter left to play they held 63-45. In the final quarter tempo of the game went down somewhat, with both teams missing a lot of open shots. Still Dynamo could not take advantage of this and Targoviste will be traveling for 2nd leg with 18 point aggregate lead. Shay Doron (175-F-85, college: Maryland) and Tina Thompson (188-F-75, agency: Merit Sports, college: USC) led the winning side with 15 points apiece, with Thompson also adding 10 rebounds. Olena Ogordinkova and Linda Frohlich were also good with 14 points each. On the other side, Dynamo Kursk got 16 points from Jillian Robbins while only other player to reach double digits was Donnette Snow with 11 points. 2nd Leg is scheduled for February 25th, with Dynamo hosting the match.

Saarlouis - Mondeville 66-63
Saarlouis celebrated a win over Mondeville in the 1st Leg of the EuroCup Quarterfinals, but their job is far from over. It looks like the visiting team will be in better mood after this game, as they will host the Leg two of the matchup. It was the visiting team who came out stronger from the gate. They were in control of the match flow during the most of the first quarter and in the end they were able to build 16-20 lead. In the 2nd quarter, the flow of the game went down as the teams started to struggle offensively. In a low scoring quarter, it was Mondeville who managed to slightly extend their lead and at halftime, they were up 28-34. After the break, hosts started to play significantly better. They started to slow melt away the deficit and take the game over. With one quarter left to play, Saarlouis has managed to cut the deficit to 50-51. In the final 10 minutes, hosts increased their defensive pressure which enabled them some easy transition baskets. With little over 3 minutes left to play, Saarlouis has managed to build its biggest lead which was 64-59. However, Mondeville made one last push and managed to cut the deficit down to 3 points for the final score of 66-63. Petra Manakova (192-F/C-82, college: Oakland) led the winners with 18 points. She received support from Romy Bar (188-F-87) and Candye Bingham, who followed with 12 and 11 points respectively. On the other side, visiting team was led by Temeka Johnson who had 15 points. Aurelie Bonnan was also good with double-double of 12 points and 15 rebounds, while Valeryia Berezhynska who chipped in 11 points.


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  FRANCE - Women  


Saarlouis beats Mondeville 66-63 - by Eurobasket News
EuroCup Quarterfinals, 1st Leg: Saarlouis - Mondeville 66-63

Saarlouis celebrated a win over Mondeville in the 1st Leg of the EuroCup Quarterfinals, but their job is far from over. It looks like the visiting team will be in better mood after this game, as they will host the Leg two of the matchup. It was the visiting team who came out stronger from the gate. They were in control of the match flow during the most of the first quarter and in the end they were able to build 16-20 lead. In the 2nd quarter, the flow of the game went down as the teams started to struggle offensively. In a low scoring quarter, it was Mondeville who managed to slightly extend their lead and at halftime, they were up 28-34. After the break, hosts started to play significantly better. They started to slow melt away the deficit and take the game over. With one quarter left to play, Saarlouis has managed to cut the deficit to 50-51. In the final 10 minutes, hosts increased their defensive pressure which enabled them some easy transition baskets. With little over 3 minutes left to play, Saarlouis has managed to build its biggest lead which was 64-59. However, Mondeville made one last push and managed to cut the deficit down to 3 points for the final score of 66-63.
Petra Manakova (192-F/C-82, college: Oakland) led the winners with 18 points. She received support from Romy Bar (188-F-87) and Candyce Bingham (185-F-86, agency: LBM Management, college: Louisville), who followed with 12 and 11 points respectively. On the other side, visiting team was led by Temeka Johnson (160-G-82, agency: Ronsport, college: LSU) who had 15 points. Aurelie Bonnan (187-F-83) was also good with double-double of 12 points and 15 rebounds, while Valeriya Berezhynska (193-C-86, college: Rice) who chipped in 11 points.

Saarlouis: Petra Manakova 18, Romy Bar 12, Candyce Bingham 11
Mondeville: Temeka Johnson 15, Aurelie Bonnan 12+15 boards, Valeriya Berezhynska 11


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  GERMANY - Women  


Saarlouis beats Mondeville 66-63 - by Eurobasket News
EuroCup Quarterfinals, 1st Leg: Saarlouis - Mondeville 66-63

Saarlouis celebrated a win over Mondeville in the 1st Leg of the EuroCup Quarterfinals, but their job is far from over. It looks like the visiting team will be in better mood after this game, as they will host the Leg two of the matchup. It was the visiting team who came out stronger from the gate. They were in control of the match flow during the most of the first quarter and in the end they were able to build 16-20 lead. In the 2nd quarter, the flow of the game went down as the teams started to struggle offensively. In a low scoring quarter, it was Mondeville who managed to slightly extend their lead and at halftime, they were up 28-34. After the break, hosts started to play significantly better. They started to slow melt away the deficit and take the game over. With one quarter left to play, Saarlouis has managed to cut the deficit to 50-51. In the final 10 minutes, hosts increased their defensive pressure which enabled them some easy transition baskets. With little over 3 minutes left to play, Saarlouis has managed to build its biggest lead which was 64-59. However, Mondeville made one last push and managed to cut the deficit down to 3 points for the final score of 66-63.
Petra Manakova (192-F/C-82, college: Oakland) led the winners with 18 points. She received support from Romy Bar (188-F-87) and Candyce Bingham (185-F-86, agency: LBM Management, college: Louisville), who followed with 12 and 11 points respectively. On the other side, visiting team was led by Temeka Johnson (160-G-82, agency: Ronsport, college: LSU) who had 15 points. Aurelie Bonnan (187-F-83) was also good with double-double of 12 points and 15 rebounds, while Valeriya Berezhynska (193-C-86, college: Rice) who chipped in 11 points.

Saarlouis: Petra Manakova 18, Romy Bar 12, Candyce Bingham 11
Mondeville: Temeka Johnson 15, Aurelie Bonnan 12+15 boards, Valeriya Berezhynska 11


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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. Krivacevic, MKB E.15.3 
 6. Czank, Vasas-Csata15.3 
 7. Ohlde, MiZo Pecs15.2 
 8. Szlimak, BSE15.2 
 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. Krnjic, MiZo Pecs6.6 
 9. Cazac, Atomeromu6.6 
 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, BSE4.1 
 4. Pungor, Atomeromu3.8 
 5. Englert, SEAT L.3.7 
 6. Djelmis, SEAT L.3.5 
 7. Iva, Szeged3.5 
 8. Furesz, Szeged3.3 
 9. Eordogh, MKB E.3.3 
 10. Honti, MKB Eurol.3.0 
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. Kocsis, BSE2.8 
 9. Horvath, Szeged2.8 
 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, BSE0.8 
 5. Fejes, Vasas-Csata0.8 
 6. Bagi, Vasas-Csata0.8 
 7. Szlimak, BSE0.7 
 8. Milovanovic, MKB E.0.7 
 9. Radunovic, SEAT L.0.6 
 10. Budimir, Bajai NKK0.6 


Standings - Women
A Standings
 1. Szeged 16-1 
 2. MiZo Pecs 16-1 
 3. SEAT Lami 16-2 
 4. MKB Eurol. 16-2 
 5. BSE 8-8 
 6. ZTE 8-9 
 7. Szolnok 7-10 
 8. Vasas-Csata 6-10 
 9. Atomeromu 6-12 
 10. Bajai NKK 3-15 
 11. BEAC 2-16 
 12. Cegledi EKK 0-18 


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  ISRAEL - Women  


D1 Round: 2 (Quarter-Finals) - by Eurobasket News
Jerusalem - Elizur Ramla 47-69
Jerusalem lost to Elizur Ramla 47:69 in Round 2 of the Quarter-Finals. Plenette Pierson (188-F/C-81, college: Texas Tech) and Jackson Deanna combined for 40 points for the winners. Williams Mistie had 13 points and 16 rebounds in defeat and Elohim Brashida added 12.

Raanana Her. - M.Ashdod 78-85
Ashley Walker (185-F/C-87, college: California) posted 24 points as Ashdod grabbed 85:78 win over Raanana. Laicy Natasha scored 17 and Tzairi Shiran delivered 11. Toliber Cristi and Sunny Olayinka responde with 21 points as the latter also got 17 boards.

Elizur Holon - Electra Ramat 69-67
Elizur Holon again upset Electra Ramat 69:67 and now 2-0 in the series. Alexis Hornbuckle (180-G-85, college: Tennessee) poured in 19 points and Gardin Kerri posted 17. Vaughn Kia replied with 26 points for Ramat and Sam Sheri Lynette added 23.

Ramat Hen - Elizur Netanya 62-61
Ramat Hen overcame Elizur Netanya 62:61 as Tiffany Jackson (191-F-85, college: Texas) stepped up with 23 points and 16 boards. Little Marissa collected 17 points and 12 boards while Canty Dominique added 12. Howard Okeisha brought her team 21 points in defeat.



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  ITALY - Women  


Lavezzini Parma changes coach - by Carlo Grilli
Due to a poor performances in Italian League (5-11 record, worth the 9th place in standings) and after the disappointing 30-points home loss handled by Venezia last sunday, Stefano Michelini resigned from Lavezzini Parma's head coach.
At his place President Bertolazzi signed coach Mauro Procaccini. Former player in top Italian leagues, for Procaccini (born in 1961) this is the first experience in the female sector.

Before, he coached Argenta, Montichiari Porto Torres and Ozzano in B1 league, and Fabriano in LegaDue. Procaccini has signed a contract until June 2010; among his passions there is the classical music: he's also a pretty good violinist.


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  MALI - Women  


Minnesota Lynx sign 8-year veteran small forward Hamchetou Maiga-Ba - by Eurobasket News
The Minnesota Lynx have signed veteran forward Hamchetou Maiga (6'1''-G/F-78, college: ODU) (HAHM'-shah-too MY'-gah-bah).

Maiga-Ba's addition was announced Wednesday. She was an unrestricted free agent, after a total of six years with the Sacramento Monarchs sandwiched around two seasons with the Houston Comets.

Maiga-Ba is a native of Mali. The 6-foot-2 perimeter player averaged 8.9 points per game for the Monarchs last season. She ranked 11th in the WNBA in field-goal shooting percentage.

Maiga-Ba is expected to start for Minnesota, with Candice Wiggins coming off the bench and Seimone (sih-MOHN') Augustus playing the shooting guard position.


Courtesy of hwww.newser.com


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  POLAND - Women  


Stats Leaders - PLKK
Points Per Game
 Maurita REID
  MUKS Poznan
  (173-G-85)
  Avg: 20.3
 1. Reid, MUKS P.20.3 
 2. Thomas, Artego B.19.8 
 3. Shields, B.Prusz..19.6 
 4. Christon, Lotos G.16.4 
 5. Egenti, Energa T.16.3 
 6. Gladden, Energa T.16.1 
 7. Krezel, Utex Row15.3 
 8. Crisman, Artego B.15.3 
 9. Skobel, Inea A.14.9 
 10. Carter, CCC P.14.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Lori CRISMAN
  Artego Bydg.
  (186-C/F-82)
  Avg: 10.6
 1. Crisman, Artego B.10.6 
 2. Carter, CCC P.9.7 
 3. Oha, LKS Siemens9.7 
 4. Bell, Utex Row9.0 
 5. Denson, Odra Brzeg9.0 
 6. Gahan, B.Prusz..8.3 
 7. Payne, Artego Bydg.8.1 
 8. Egenti, Energa T.7.7 
 9. Vargas-S., MUKS P.7.6 
 10. Womack, Artego B.7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Liron COHEN
  TS Wisla Can-Pak
  (173-G-82)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Cohen, TS Wi.5.7 
 2. Boddie, Utex Row5.5 
 3. Richards, Gorzow5.2 
 4. Pawlak, Lotos G.4.6 
 5. Reid, MUKS P.4.4 
 6. Gajda, Energa Torun4.1 
 7. Bortelova, CCC P.3.9 
 8. Idczak, Inea A.3.3 
 9. Fernandez, TS Wi.3.2 
 10. Rushing, MUKS P.2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Maurita REID
  MUKS Poznan
  (173-G-85)
  Avg: 4
 1. Reid, MUKS P.4.0 
 2. Rushing, MUKS P.3.7 
 3. Shields, B.Prusz..3.3 
 4. Skobel, Inea A.3.3 
 5. Sepulveda, Odra B.3.1 
 6. Gladden, Energa T.2.8 
 7. Malaszewska, Odra B.2.8 
 8. Gajda, Energa Torun2.8 
 9. Denson, Odra Brzeg2.8 
 10. Bell, Utex Row2.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Marita PAYNE
  Artego Bydg.
  (196-C-81)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Payne, Artego Bydg.2.1 
 2. Majewska, TS Wi.1.9 
 3. Vargas-S., MUKS P.1.7 
 4. Denson, Odra Brzeg1.7 
 5. Oha, LKS Siemens1.5 
 6. Walich, Super-Pol1.4 
 7. Carter, CCC P.1.1 
 8. Egenti, Energa T.1.0 
 9. Jankowska, LKS S.1.0 
 10. Williams, MUKS P.1.0 


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  PUERTO RICO - Women  


Dispute in the Women Game - by Raul Colon
The issue should have been resolved back in early December 2009 when Puerto Ricos Womens Superior Basketball League held its executive board elections. At the time, Jos Rosas, a two-term president, was voted out in favor of Isabela Pollitas franchise owner Jos Velzquez.

The election of Velzquez was disputed by Rosas and two franchise owners, Morovis Pedro Marrero and Carolinas Orlando Rosas (the latter being a close family member of the former president), on the grounds that the Pollitas owner exchanged favors for votes.

Neither of the Rosas nor Marrero were available to comment, but Velzquez adamantly denies the accusation.

Its false, he said. Of course, I did promise better marketing packages to all league teams, but that was part of my platform to better promote the league with TV coverage during the regular season, not only in the playoffs.

Velzquez said he has the support of seven other owners. Franchiseholders from Ponce, Cabo Rojo, San Juan, Guaynabo, Aguas Buenas and Mayagez have pledged their votes to the longtime Pollitas executive.

A three-member committee was set up by newly elected Puerto Rico Basketball federation president Carlos Beltrn.

I appointed Ricardo Carrillo, Jos Paquito Rodrguez and Jaime Laboy to resolve the matter in an expeditious way, said Beltrn. This is a pressing matter to us.
Although the league is scheduled to start its 2010 season in early August, just days after the Mayagez Games conclude, theres a need to settle the situation quickly because the womens national team must be assembled by March.

A decision is expected within days, along with word on the federations request to international governing body FIBA to grant the 2010 Centro Basket Championship to the island.
The federation requested permission to host the June event in order to prepare the national team for Mayagez. If granted, Morovis will be the likely site for the tournament.



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  ROMANIA - Women  


Fiba Euro Cup Women - by Cristina Macarescu
Municipal MCM Targovistes. Dynamo Kursk 75-57 on 7th of february 2010.Next game is on 24th of february in Russia.Both teams have also met during Regular Season scorring as followed:Municipal Targoviste 62-56,team's coatch being Catalin Tanase and Dynamo Kursk 82-70.
Best Municipal Targovoste's players of the game:Tina Thompson (188-F-75, agency: Merit Sports, college: USC) ( 15 ponts, 10 rebounds ), Shay Doron (175-F-85, college: Maryland) ( 15 points ), Linda Frohlich (188-F/C-79, agency: LBM Management, college: UNLV) ( 14 points, rebounds, 6 assists ), AnneMarie Parau (175-G-84) ( 6 points, assists ).
Dynamo Kursk's best players of the game: Jillian Robbins (185-F-84, agency: LBM Management, college: Tulsa) ( 16 points, 7 rebounds ), Donnette Snow (196-C-80, agency: LBM Management, college: Tennessee) ( 11 points, 5 rebounds ), Varvara Psareva (194-C-85) ( 9 points, 10 rebounds )


Targoviste rolls over Dynamo Kursk with ease - by Eurobasket News
EuroCup Quarterfinals, 1st Leg: Targoviste - Dynamo K. 75-57

In 1st leg of the EuroCup Quarterfinals, Targoviste used a home court advantage to secure 75-57 win over Dynamo Kursk. Hosts took control of the match from the start and had no troubles to keep it for rest of the way. They opened the first period with 11-2 run not allowing visitors to get into rhythm. By the end of the first, Dynamo players managed to come back somewhat. After initial 10 minutes of play, Targoviste was up 16-13. Targoviste mounted another run at the start of the second period, this time 14-3. Until the end of the halftime, hosts have already built comfortable 45-29. After the break, third period was mostly spent in teams exchanging baskets. Still, Targoviste players were still in control and with one quarter left to play they held 63-45. In the final quarter tempo of the game went down somewhat, with both teams missing a lot of open shots. Still Dynamo could not take advantage of this and Targoviste will be traveling for 2nd leg with 18 point aggregate lead.
Shay Doron (175-F-85, college: Maryland) and Tina Thompson (188-F-75, agency: Merit Sports, college: USC) led the winning side with 15 points apiece, with Thompson also adding 10 rebounds. Olena Ogorodnikova (186-F-81) and Linda Frohlich (188-F/C-79, agency: LBM Management, college: UNLV) were also good with 14 points each. On the other side, Dynamo Kursk got 16 points from Jillian Robbins (185-F-84, agency: LBM Management, college: Tulsa) while only other player to reach double digits was Donnette Snow (196-C-80, agency: LBM Management, college: Tennessee) with 11 points. 2nd Leg is scheduled for February 25th, with Dynamo hosting the match.

Targoviste: Shay Doron 15, Tina Thompson 15+10 boards, Olena Ogorodnikova 14, Linda Frohlich 14
Dynamo Kursk: Jillian Robbins 16, Donnette Snow 11


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Targoviste rolls over Dynamo Kursk with ease - by Eurobasket News
EuroCup Quarterfinals, 1st Leg: Targoviste - Dynamo K. 75-57

In 1st leg of the EuroCup Quarterfinals, Targoviste used a home court advantage to secure 75-57 win over Dynamo Kursk. Hosts took control of the match from the start and had no troubles to keep it for rest of the way. They opened the first period with 11-2 run not allowing visitors to get into rhythm. By the end of the first, Dynamo players managed to come back somewhat. After initial 10 minutes of play, Targoviste was up 16-13. Targoviste mounted another run at the start of the second period, this time 14-3. Until the end of the halftime, hosts have already built comfortable 45-29. After the break, third period was mostly spent in teams exchanging baskets. Still, Targoviste players were still in control and with one quarter left to play they held 63-45. In the final quarter tempo of the game went down somewhat, with both teams missing a lot of open shots. Still Dynamo could not take advantage of this and Targoviste will be traveling for 2nd leg with 18 point aggregate lead.
Shay Doron (175-F-85, college: Maryland) and Tina Thompson (188-F-75, agency: Merit Sports, college: USC) led the winning side with 15 points apiece, with Thompson also adding 10 rebounds. Olena Ogorodnikova (186-F-81) and Linda Frohlich (188-F/C-79, agency: LBM Management, college: UNLV) were also good with 14 points each. On the other side, Dynamo Kursk got 16 points from Jillian Robbins (185-F-84, agency: LBM Management, college: Tulsa) while only other player to reach double digits was Donnette Snow (196-C-80, agency: LBM Management, college: Tennessee) with 11 points. 2nd Leg is scheduled for February 25th, with Dynamo hosting the match.

Targoviste: Shay Doron 15, Tina Thompson 15+10 boards, Olena Ogorodnikova 14, Linda Frohlich 14
Dynamo Kursk: Jillian Robbins 16, Donnette Snow 11


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. Snow, Dynamo K.15.2 
 5. Taurasi, Spartak .15.0 
 6. Firsova, Spartak SP14.8 
 7. Danilochkina, Cheva.13.4 
 8. Korstine, Spartak .12.9 
 9. Petrovic, Spartak .12.6 
 10. Gruda, UMMC12.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Elena BARANOVA
  Nadezhda O.
  (194-F-72)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Baranova, Nadezhda.10.3 
 2. Veremeenko, 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. Snow, Dynamo K.6.8 
 9. Bolsunovskay., Dynamo N.6.8 
 10. Fowles, Spartak .6.5 
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. Miller, Spartak .3.2 
 10. Linkeviciene, Dynamo K.3.1 
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. Linkeviciene, Dynamo K.2.1 
 7. Vorozhtsova, Spart.2.1 
 8. Nolan, UMMC2.0 
 9. Belyakova, Spart.2.0 
 10. Lapteva, Dynamo K.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 .1.6 
 4. Stepanova, UMMC1.4 
 5. Kuzina, Dynamo M.1.2 
 6. Loginova, Spart.1.0 
 7. Fowles, Spartak .1.0 
 8. Gvozdeva, Dynamo K.0.8 
 9. Yakovleva, Cheva.0.8 
 10. Petrakova, Spart.0.8 


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LNSA Stats Leaders
LNA Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
1 Trahan, Fribourg 26.4
2 Banks, Fribourg 24.0
3 Price, Pully 21.5
4 Skouby, Riva 20.4
5 Hicks, Riva 19.4
Rebounds Per Game
1 Trahan, Fribourg 17.5
2 Diop, Pully 12.9
3 Price, Pully 9.5
4 Clement, BBC 8.3
5 McKenzie, Sierre 8.2
Assists Per Game
1 Daniels, Nyon 6.1
2 Diouf, Pully 4.6
3 Villarroel, Sierre 3.7
4 Hicks, Riva 3.1
5 Banks, Fribourg 2.9
Steals Per Game
1 Daniels, Nyon 4.2
2 Diouf, Pully 3.9
3 Banks, Fribourg 3.5
Blocks Per Game
1 Razmaite, Sierre 2.5
2 Skouby, Riva 1.8
3 Diop, Pully 1.6
2FGP
1 Charlier, Nyon 67.6
2 Daniels, Nyon 67.0
3 Trahan, Fribourg 65.6
3FGP
1 Jakab, Riva 44.8
2 Michaux, Nyon 43.8
3 Skouby, Riva 42.3
Free Throws
1 Banks, Fribourg 84.9
2 Skouby, Riva 83.7
3 Hadjiyankova, Helios 82.9
Ranking
1. Trahan, Fribourg 36.4
2. Diop, Pully 24.4
3. Banks, Fribourg 22.7


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High School Rankings, CAHS maintains top spot - by David Edole
ST. CROIX The Cave in. Someone forgot to tell Charlotte Amalie Lady Hawks that a tournament has a final game. The team played flat and turned the ball over so much. They basically gave Central High the game but not the number one ranking. The Hawks maintain their top spot simply by beating Central three times this season and dropping one game.

The number two team in the land got great play from Jayda Edwards and Lanese Bough (92). Edwards played like a beast and scored 16 points in the prelim and followed it with seven in the championship game. Bough looked like the player I taught she would be. She just need to work on that outside jumper. Johvanna John and Najie Hendrickson nailed a couple of buckets. This team had a great team effort in the win. It may not be that easy in the finals when the Big Dipper makes her return.
Complex stays at the third spot. I dont see them beating Central at all this year. Maybe next year Complex have a chance. Rounding out the fab four is Eudora Kean. The Rays played well at Invitational.

1. Charlotte Amalie
WHY: The Lady Hawks had no energy in the championship game of the Central High Invitational. They assumed Central would not show up, but they did. CAHS is not using the excuse that 6-4 center Aesha Peters (91) did not play in the game but the team looked like they needed their defensive ace. CAHS dominated every team in the tourney including Central in the prelims. However, they loss when it most counted, the final game.

2. Central High
WHY: The Big three became the big four. Who is Jayda Edwards? She hit the biggest shot in her young career leading Central to a 44-40 win over Charlotte Amalie. Lanese Bough is a BEAST. Her defense was stifling and she showed her ability to get to the basket. Risheema Burke (92) held preseason player of the year, Amara Williams, scoreless in the second half of the deciding game.

3. Educational Complex
WHY: Veronique Llanos (92) go some help from N. Auguste but that was it. This team needs a lot of work and need to eat some food. They are way too skinny. They can only play with the big two for a half.

4. Eudora Kean
WHY: Erika Dornastorg did not duplicate the 32 point performance she had versus Charlotte Amalie in the tourney but she was serviceable. Alanah George had her moments when she gave them something offensively. Manique Carty put in some work inside going toe-to-toe with some of the best players in the territory. Now she needs to block some shots.
OUT: CDS has the dynamic inside duo of Hanifah Hendricks (91) and Kristen Edney. Where are the guards?
NEXT RANKINGS: On March 5th, 2010



Edwards scores 14 for Nova - by David Edole
Nova Southeastern University women's basketball fell to Rollins 70-56 on Senior Day on Wednesday at the Don Taft University Center.
'We got a lot of good looks at the basket tonight, but our shots didn't fall,' said head coach Marilyn Rule. 'Converselyl, Rollins shot the ball very well. Erin Zampell, LaShawnna Edwards and of course Abbie Tepe were bright spots offensively, but we have to play better team defense and get on the boards better. We will bounce back and get ready for Florida Tech.'

NSU (11-14, 4-10 Sunshine State Conference) had to contend with multiple runs by Rollins (17-7, 9-4 SSC) throughout the game, including one extremely early that provided the Tars with a 12-point, 16-4 lead at 15:38.

The Sharks were able to come to within seven points on three occasions during the first half, including at 11:24 as Zampell (So., Naples, Fla.) sank a pair of foul shots that made it 20-13. However, the Tars ultimately pushed their lead into double-digits and ended the first half with a 15-point 42-27 advantage.

In the second half, the Sharks saw Rollins push its lead to as many as 23 points as Kristina Mingos made a layup with 13:32 left to make it a 54-31 game. NSU gradually began to chip away at the deficit. Trailing by 20, a Edwards (Sr., Miami, Fla.) layup at 8:04 sparked an 11-2 run. A pair of free throws by Tepe (So., Cincinnati, Ohio) at 3:52 capped off the run pulled NSU to within 11 points as the Tars led 63-52. However, that would be as close as NSU could get for the rest of the game.

NSU shot 32.8 percent for the game, going 21-for-64. Rollins made 28-of-68 shots and was 41.2 percent from the field. Rollins held a slim edge in rebounding 45-40.

Zampell led a trio of Sharks in double-digit scoring. She tallied a game-high 16 points, which is also her season-high. Edwards scored 14 points, while Tepe had 11. Stevie Kamp (So. Mesa, Ariz.) grabbed a team-high six rebounds. Prior to the game, the Sharks honored Edwards, Tara Haddock (Sr., Citrus Springs, Fla.) and Lindsey Newpher (Sr., Depew, Okla.). Kourtnie Berry led the Tars with 15 points. Amber Heistan recorded a game-high eight rebounds.



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Monique Currie re-signs with Washington - by Eurobasket News
Washington Mystics Vice President and General Manager Angela Taylor announced today that Forward Monique Currie (6'0''-G/F-83, college: Duke) has re-signed with the team as a restricted free agent. Per company policy, terms of the contract will not be released.

We are very excited to announce the re-signing of Monique Currie. Monique was one of the most sought after restricted free agents in the market this off-season and we are glad that she is excited about being a part of the championship roster that we are developing in Washington, DC. Mo is a very versatile player for us who contributes in many different ways, said Taylor. In 2009, she led the team in 3 point %, free throw attempts, and was our best perimeter rebounder. We have one of the best perimeter rotations in the league and her ability to play both wing positions for us allows us to do a variety of things that create match-up problems for other teams. This is a very important off-season for our organization and re-signing Mo certainly is a great start for us.

Currie joined the Mystics in 2007 when she was acquired from the Chicago Sky in a trade for center Chasity Melvin. She was drafted in the first round (third overall) by the Charlotte Sting in the 2006 WNBA Draft and first overall by the Sky in the 2007 Dispersal Draft. Currie has averaged 10.2 points per game and 4.1 rebounds per game in her four year career in the WNBA. Last season, she recorded 8.9 points per game and 4.3 rebounds per game and was one of the top rebounders during the playoffs.

The Mystics also added Guard-Forward LaTangela Atkinson to its roster. She has had stints with the Indiana Fever, Sacramento Monarchs and Seattle Storm. Last season, she averaged 2.5 points per game and 2.2 rebounds per game. A graduate of the University of North Carolina, Atkinson is the first player in the history of the Atlantic Coast Conference to record more than 1,000 career points, 1,000 career rebounds and 350 career assists

The Washington Mystics made a return to the playoffs following a 16-18 campaign. Season, group tickets and six packs for the 2010 season are currently on sale and can be purchased by calling the Mystics Sales Office at 1-877-DC-HOOP1 or by visiting the Mystics web site at www.washingtonmystics.com.

The Washington Mystics organization is dedicated to providing affordable entertainment, serving as an impactful community partner and maintaining accessibility to positive female role models. Supported by passionate fans, the Mystics are elite, hardworking athletes continually striving to win a Championship.


Courtesy of www.sportspagemagazine.com


Minnesota Lynx sign 8-year veteran small forward Hamchetou Maiga-Ba - by Eurobasket News
The Minnesota Lynx have signed veteran forward Hamchetou Maiga (6'1''-G/F-78, college: ODU) (HAHM'-shah-too MY'-gah-bah).

Maiga-Ba's addition was announced Wednesday. She was an unrestricted free agent, after a total of six years with the Sacramento Monarchs sandwiched around two seasons with the Houston Comets.

Maiga-Ba is a native of Mali. The 6-foot-2 perimeter player averaged 8.9 points per game for the Monarchs last season. She ranked 11th in the WNBA in field-goal shooting percentage.

Maiga-Ba is expected to start for Minnesota, with Candice Wiggins coming off the bench and Seimone (sih-MOHN') Augustus playing the shooting guard position.


Courtesy of hwww.newser.com


Leuchanka's Dream come true - by Eurobasket News
Yelena Leuchanka (196-C-83, college: W.Virginia) will play for Atlanta Dream. After finishing with Galatasaray Istanbul this spring the player from Belarus will head to the US.
In 2005-2006 USA already saw the player from Belarus in W.Virginia (NCAA, starting five) as Yelena Leuchanka started her career there. In her first year she played in 31 games averaging 7.6ppg, 6.1rpg, 1.1bpg, FG: 56.5%. In 2006 her first appearance in WNBA was for Charlotte Sting as in 4 games she showed 3.0ppg, 1.3rpg. In 2006-2007:USP CEU - Adecco Estudiantes (Spain-LFB, starting five) saw 6 games from Yelena that showed 9.7ppg, 7.5rpg, 1.3apg, 2FGP: 37.3%, 3PT: 0.0%, FT: 80.0%. Later signed at TEO Vilnius (Lithuania-LMKL, starting five) and in Euroleague 13 games averaged 5.3ppg, 4.6rpg, 1.1apg, FGP: 39.4%, FT: 76.5%. In 2007 was drafted by Houston Comets (WNBA but in June signed at Washington Mystics (WNBA) and in 6 games had 0.7ppg. One of th greatest seasons she spent in 2007-2008 starting for TEO Vilnius (Lithuania-LMKL) and in February moving to UMMC Ekaterinburg (Russia-A Superleague). In Russian League after 7 games her stats read 6.1ppg, 5.6rpg, FGP: 53.1%, FT: 69.2%. In Euroleague she played 6 games and showed 10.2ppg, 8.2rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 52.3%, FT: 75%. In 2008 Atlanta Dream (WNBA) hoped or the player from Belarus but in May she was placed on the suspended list. Recently the player tried hard for Galatasaray Istanbul (Turkey-TBBL, starting five). This year she participated in Turkish TBBL All-Star Game and averages 10.0 points per game.
In Turkish League Galatasaray recently blasted Samsun mostly owing to Katie Douglas, who drained 23 points in this game. Yelena Leuchanka followed her with 16 points and 8 rebounds as their team is with 11-3 record.