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Another win for Lake MIchigan ! - by Gianni Pascucci
The Lake Michigan Admirals are causing waves in the ABA Power Rankings over the last two weekends by beating the Pittsburgh Phantoms last weekend and by taking down the #2 Chicago Steam Saturday night, 119-109, in front of a crowd of approximately 600 at Lake Michigan Catholic. This all is the product of some major moves, like players buying into Coach Buck Riley's coaching philosophy and the addition of a quality point guard in Brandon Ball (5'11''-G-86, college: Michigan Tech), and a towering center in Jermaine Middleton (7'3''-C, college: Northwood Fl.). The last team addition is James Booyer (6'8''-F-86, college: IUPUI). GM Chris Glisson might just take home the General Manager of the year award...... In yesterday night win, Odgra Bobo (6'6''-F-85, college: Oakland CC) led the Admirals with 23 points and 27 rebounds (!!), Anthony Slater (5'9''-G-79, college: Florida Atlantic) had a triple double with 12 points, 11 steals, and 12 assists. Brandon Ball, newly acquired from the PBL's Vermont Frost Heaves on Thursday, had 21 points and 8 assists and more importantly kept Royce Perrin (5'9''-G-85), from the Steam, to only 8 points. Former Houston Rocket Sam Mack (6'7''-G/F-70, college: Houston) only had 13 points for Chicago as well.

SETX Mavericks defeat the Takers - by Gianni Pascucci
The Southeast Texas Mavericks are not only the best team in the ABA, but also one of the top teams in the Minor League World, as they were recently ranked #3 overall by MLN Sport Zone. Yesterday night, they added another win to their recordd by hammering 149-98 the Houston Takers at the Ford Arena in Beaumont, TX. The Mavericks opened the game with a an 8-0 run and never looked back. The final result was a balanced scoring with eight players in double figures. Jermaine Blackburn (6'7''-G/F-83, college: Boise St.) once again led the Mavs in scoring with 24 points. Currye Todd (6'4''-G-85, college: Lamar) continued his hot shooting by adding 21 points on 7 three pointers. Herman Favors (5'9''-G-84, college: Georgia St.) had 19 points/13 assist and continued his stellar play at the point guard position for the Mavs. League MVP candidate Josh Pace (6'6''-G-83, college: Syracuse) nearly had a triple double with 16 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assist. The Houston Takers were led in scoring by Danny Brown (6'4''-G-84, agency: Pro Management Agency, college: St.Louis) 's 24 points. Larry Posey (6'5''-F-86) added 21 points. The #1 ranked Southeast Texas Mavericks have held the #1 ranking in the ABA Power Rankings for an Amazing 17 of the past 21 weeks in ABA Regular Season Play. No One has ever dominated the ABA Power Rankings since the Power Rankings started at the start of the 2004-05 season in this way. The Mavericks will play the last game of this homestand on tomorrow, Monday night at Ford Arena vs the Mississippi Blues. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 PM.

ABA Standings
Exhibition Team
 1. Play2Win 10-3 
 2. Chico Rage 1-5 
 3. College Park 0-0 
 4. Smoky MJ 0-0 
 5. Arlington B. 0-1 
 6. Crusaders 0-1 
 7. Oklahoma 0-2 
 8. Modesto E. 0-5 
NoCal Div.
 1. S.Francisco R. 9-4 
 2. California SK 9-5 
 3. Clayton 8-3 
 4. Sacramento H. 7-8 
 5. Central Valley 3-9 
North Central Div.
 1. Chicago Steam 15-4 
 2. Lake Michigan 9-5 
 3. Columbus Crush 8-3 
 4. Pittsburgh P. 7-3 
 5. Detroit Hoops 6-4 
 6. Kansas City S. 4-0 
 7. Cleveland R. 2-2 
 8. G.Rapids F. 0-2 
 9. Youngstown S. 0-2 
 10. Akron R. 0-5 
Northeast Div.
 1. Jersey Expr. 10-3 
 2. NY Thunder 9-3 
 3. NY Red Riders 6-8 
 4. Maryland M. 6-9 
 5. Tri-City Suns 3-9 
Pacific Northwest Div.
 1. Seattle M. 6-4 
 2. Seattle ZG 3-0 
 3. Everett 2-2 
 4. Spokane Sunz 1-1 
 5. Washington R. 1-6 
SoCal Div.
 1. Compton C. 4-2 
 2. San Diego S. 4-4 
 3. LA Slam 4-5 
 4. Las Vegas A. 2-0 
 5. Riverside R. 2-3 
 6. Honolulu 1-1 
 7. California BB 1-3 
South Central Div.
 1. Kentucky S. 11-6 
 2. Kentucky B. 9-7 
 3. W.Virginia B. 5-8 
 4. St.Louis S. 0-3 
Southeast Div.
 1. Music City Stars 9-3 
 2. Mississippi B. 4-5 
 3. Florida Th. 1-0 
 4. Charlotte 1-2 
 5. Columbus Life 1-4 
 6. Carolina K. 0-0 
 7. Ga PROWL 0-1 
Southwest Div.
 1. SE Texas M. 18-3 
 2. N.Texas F. 9-4 
 3. W.Texas W. 6-5 
 4. Texas Fuel 3-6 
 5. Dallas G. 2-1 
 6. Texas Ch. 0-2 
 7. Houston T. 0-6 


Adriatic League Standings
 1. Cibona 16-4 
 2. Partizan 14-5 
 3. KK Zagreb 13-7 
 4. U.Olimpija 12-8 
 5. Buducnost 12-8 
 6. Hemofarm 11-8 
 7. Zadar 11-8 
 8. Cedevita 10-10 
 9. Crvena Zvez. 9-11 
 10. Radnicki K. 8-12 
 11. FMP 7-13 
 12. Siroki Eronet 7-13 
 13. Helios 5-15 
 14. Bosna S. 3-16 


Stats Leaders - TNA
Points Per Game
 Derrick MILLER
  Avg: 21.8
 1. Miller, Bragado21.8 
 2. Harrison, Obera TC18.3 
 3. Elsener, El Nacional18.2 
 4. Melo, Z*Indepe.17.4 
 5. Tomatis, Alma Juniors16.6 
 6. Williams, Independ.T.15.5 
 7. Truscott, San M.15.3 
 8. Barlasina, San M.15.3 
 9. Wilkerson, Ciclista15.2 
 10. Ceruti, San.15.2 
Rebounds Per Game
  San Mart.C.
  Avg: 9.1
 1. Truscott, San M.9.1 
 2. Ford, Belgrano SN8.9 
 3. Williams, Independ.T.8.1 
 4. Leith, Firmat SF8.0 
 5. Espinoza, Argentino7.9 
 6. Williams, Club 97.9 
 7. Kornegay, A.Ita.7.8 
 8. Benjamin, San M.7.8 
 9. Frey, A.Italiana7.5 
 10. Wilkerson, Ciclis.7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Julian OLMEDO
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Olmedo, Bragado4.3 
 2. La Bella, Obera TC3.1 
 3. Palacios, Firmat S.2.8 
 4. Lauro, Z*Indepe.2.6 
 5. Gandoy, Belgrano SN2.6 
 6. Ceci, Argentino2.5 
 7. Safar, Argentino2.4 
 8. Sartorelli, San M.2.3 
 9. Luchino, San M.2.2 
 10. Eiguren, Firmat2.1 
Steals Per Game
  El Nacional
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Elsener, El Nacional2.4 
 2. La Bella, Obera TC2.2 
 3. Castets, Obera TC2.1 
 4. Fernandez, Alma J.1.9 
 5. Giletta, Alma Juniors1.9 
 6. Castelli, Independ.T.1.8 
 7. Eiguren, Firmat SF1.8 
 8. Williams, Independ.T.1.7 
 9. Eseverri, Belgrano.1.6 
 10. Bendel, Z*Inde.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
  Firmat SF
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Clayton, Firmat SF1.7 
 2. Francis, Argentino1.6 
 3. Williams, Club 91.4 
 4. Espinoza, Argentino1.3 
 5. Williams, Independ.T.1.2 
 6. Ford, Belgrano SN1.0 
 7. Kornegay, A.Ita.1.0 
 8. Giorgi, Obera TC0.9 
 9. Robinson, Argentino0.9 
 10. Nwankwo, El Nacion.0.8 

Liga A (second phase): Round 15 review - by Eurobasket News
Gimnasia CR - Atenas 76-83
Atenas cruised past Gimnasia CR as a guest mostly thanks to great performance by Diego Lo Grippo (198-F-78), who drained 25 points and pulled down 8 rebounds. Andre Laws (186-G-80, agency: Global Sports Plaza, college: San Diego) scored 15 points and Juan Locatelli (198-F-75) delivered 13 in this victory. Diego Romero (209-C-82, college: Florida St.) nailed 24 pts and grabbed 9 rebounds for Gimnasia CR.

Libertad S. - Regatas C. 72-76
Juan Manuel Rivero led Regatas in scoring with 19 points. Roberto Lopez (199-F/C-76) and Ramzee Stanton (197-F-80, college: W.Chester) also had very important roles combing 28 points and 15 boards. In Libertad, Marcos Saglietti (189-G-86) delivered 16 pts.

Quimsa - La Union 89-78
Quimsa had Jose Muruaga (198-G-84) and Julio Mazzaro (190-G-79) in a game mood with 18 and 16 points respectively. Jonathan Treise (182-G-85) followed closely with 14 pts. On the other side, La Union got 20 pts from Jason Osborne (204-F-74, agency: Court Side, college: Louisville).

Estudiantes - Olimpico LB 81-70
Estudiantes had 5 players with double-digits in scoring. Pedro Franco (187-G-81) led the way with 16 pts and he handed out 5 assists beside that. Cristian Amicucci (201-F/C-85) and Michael Robinson (198-F-76, college: Purdue) were behind with 14 and 13 pts respectively. Frank Williams (191-G-80, agency: Scenic Sports Group, LLC., college: Illinois) responded with 24 points in defeat.

Union S. - Lanus 76-78
Lanus grabbed tiny 76-78 road win mostly owing to Sebastian Acosta (178-G-82), who collected 20 points and 6 rebounds. Lucas Victoriano (190-G-77, agency: Interperformances) helped with 13 pts. The hosts got 21 points and 11 rebounds from James Williams (204-F-79, agency: Huss Sport Agency, college: Brown Mackie) and he made all of that for just 17 minutes on the floor.

Sionista - Quilmes MP 82-74
Sionista was too strong for Quilmes registering 82-74 win. The hosts had couple of players in a game mood with Luis Cequeira (180-G-85) on top (15 points). Leandro Masieri (201-F-76) had 14, while Matias Fioretti (199-G/F-84) and Chuck Robinson (201-F-72, college: E.Carolina) added 12 points each. Visitors got 16 pts and 6 boards from Juan Cangelosi (195-G-81).

Boca Jrs - C.Entrerriano 71-67
Brian Woodward (191-G-81, agency: Passing Lane, college: Rhode Island) stepped up for Boca Juniors with 17 points. Fernando Martina (202-F/C-81) also was great adding 16 points and 11 rebounds in this victory. He was the last one with double-digits in scoring. In the he loosing squad, Scott Cutley (196-F-85, agency: Interperformances, college: Cal.St. Fullerton) delivered 19 pts.

Penarol - Obras, March 3

Espartanos prevail against Quimsa - by Eurobasket News
Espartanos - Quimsa 71:62

Espartanos wrapped up their Liga Americas campaign on a high note. The Venezuelan team outscored Quimsa to finish Final Four at 1-2 record.
Espartanos started the game with aggressive defense. They limited their opponents to just 7 points in the opening frame taking an 8-point lead into the second stanza. Quimsa recovered in the second period. Led by Roman Gonzalez (211-C-78) the Argentinean team denied the deficit and drew things level at 29. Espartanos managed to take control again in the third period. They poured in 23 points and built a 6-point advantage with one quarter remaining. Espartanos maintained the lead throughout the fourth term. Clarence Matthews (201-F-83, college: Tennessee St.) and Hector Romero (202-F-80, college: New Orleans) proved calm in the dying minutes as they sealed the winning outcome.
Hector Romero scored 17 points and grabbed 11 boards for Espartanos. Rafael Guevara (194-F-79) and Clarence Matthews had 14 points each in the victory. Roman Gonzalez accounted for 21 points and 9 rebounds for Quimsa. Julio Mazzaro (190-G-79) netted 15 points in the losing case.

Espartanos: Hector Romero 17+11 boards, Rafael Guevara 14, Clarence Matthews 14
Quimsa: Roman Gonzalez 21, Julio Mazzaro 15

Penarol celebrate second Liga Americas title - by Eurobasket News
Penarol - Halcones Xalapa 93:91 (OT)
Penarol clinched their second Liga Americas title. They prevailed against Hacones Xalapa in a heart-stopping thriller to celebrate the success. Kyle Lamonte (191-G-84, agency: KMG Sports Management, college: William Carey) was unstoppable with 39 points and 7 rebounds for the Argentinean team.
Penarol got to the better start as Martin Leiva (208-F/C-80) stepped up. He knocked down 8 points giving Penarol a 20:15 lead. The teams fought bravely in the second period as Penarol managed to stay on top. They arrived at the main break ahead by 9 points 44:35. Halcones started to get closer in the third frame. They went on a 15:2 rally to earn a 54:50 lead late in the period. Marcos Mata capped the stanza with a three-pointer giving Penarol a slender 55:54 lead. Kyle Lamonte dominated in the final quarter unloading 19 points but it still was not enough for the victory. Victor Mariscal had the last laugh for Halcones in regulation knotting things up at 83. Kyle Lamonte exploded with 7 points in the extra period bringing the hard-fought win for Penarol.
Pablo Sebastian Rodriguez (188-G-78) accounted for 15 points in the victory. Martin Leiva finished with 12 points and 16 boards for Penarol. Gerald Brown (193-G-75, college: Pepperdine) nailed 21 points for Halcones. Jack Michael Martinez (203-F/C-81, agency: Paris Global Sports) delivered 19 points in the loss.

Penarol: Kyle Lamonte 39, Pablo Sebastian Rodriguez 15, Martin Leiva 12+16 boards
Halcones Xalapa: Gerald Brown 21, Jack Michael Martinez 19

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

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

Stats Leaders - LigaA
Points Per Game
  La Union
  Avg: 19.1
 1. Jackson, La Union19.1 
 2. Funes, C.Entrer.18.1 
 3. Assie, Quilmes MP17.3 
 4. Williams, Olimpico.17.2 
 5. Cequeira, Sionista16.8 
 6. Gonzalez, Quimsa16.6 
 7. Lo Grippo, Atenas16.5 
 8. Moodie, Boca Jrs16.2 
 9. Gutierrez, Penarol16.2 
 10. Cutley, C.Entr.16.1 
Rebounds Per Game
  Regatas C.
  Avg: 12.3
 1. Kammerichs, Regat.12.3 
 2. Griffin, Estudiantes8.4 
 3. Williams, Union S.7.9 
 4. Rollins, Gimnasia.7.6 
 5. Gonzalez, Quimsa7.3 
 6. Assie, Quilmes MP7.3 
 7. Leiva, Penarol7.2 
 8. Wolkowyski, Libertad.7.2 
 9. McFarlan, Union S.7.1 
 10. Osborne, La Uni.6.8 
Assists Per Game
  Avg: 4.9
 1. Cequeira, Sionista4.9 
 2. Victoriano, Lanus4.3 
 3. Martinez, Sionista3.9 
 4. Labaque, Obras3.8 
 5. Franco, Estudiantes3.6 
 6. Ginobili, Libertad S.3.4 
 7. Salles, La Union3.3 
 8. Cadillac, C.Entrer.3.1 
 9. Figueroa, Atenas3.0 
 10. Williams, Olimpi.3.0 
Steals Per Game
  Olimpico LB
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Williams, Olimpico.2.3 
 2. Victoriano, Lanus1.8 
 3. Moldu, Libertad S.1.7 
 4. Franco, Estudiantes1.7 
 5. Funes, C.Entrer.1.7 
 6. Pelussi, Libertad S.1.6 
 7. Labaque, Obras1.6 
 8. Lopez, Quilmes MP1.6 
 9. Cadillac, C.Entrer.1.5 
 10. Aguirre, Boca J.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
  Regatas C.
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Kammerichs, Regat.1.5 
 2. Alston, Boca Jrs1.3 
 3. Johnson, Lanus1.1 
 4. Griffin, Estudiantes1.1 
 5. Rollins, Gimnasia.1.0 
 6. Assie, Quilmes MP1.0 
 7. Mata, Penarol0.9 
 8. Williams, Union S.0.9 
 9. Zanotti, Regatas C.0.8 
 10. McFarlan, Union.0.8 


ASEAN-League Round: 3 (Semi-Finals) - by Eurobasket News
Singapore S. - Satria Muda 76-86
Satria Muda joined Philippine Patriots in the inaugural ASEAN League season Final. Satria Muda upset Singapore Slingers in the decisive third game of the semifinal series today. Alexander Hartman (201-F-85, college: Concordia (OR)) scored 30 points to lead the Jakarta outfit on the road. Nakiea Miller (205-C-79, college: Iona) contributed 22 points, 14 boards and 5 blocks in the win. Kyle Jeffers finished with 19 points and 16 boards for Singapore Slingers. Jian Hong Wei had 17 points in the loss.


NBL Round: 19 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Tigers - Perth 78-84
Kevin Lisch (188-G, agency: Warren Sports International, college: St.Louis) and Shawn Redhage stepped up for the winners with 17 points each. With this victory, the Wildcats once again jumped on top of the NBL standings with 16-11 score. The hosts got 24 points and 7 boards from Julius Hodge (201-G-83, college: N.Carolina St.), falling to 11-15.

Hawks - Blaze 100-88
14th victory for the Hawks, who got 23 points from Mat Campbell (196-F/G-76, college: Towson). Tim Coenraad (201-G/F-85, college: Nova SE) had 19 and Rhys Martin (193-G-86, college: Nova SE) followed him with 15 pts, 6 boards and 6 assists. On the other side, Erron Maxey collected 21 pts and 5 rebs. GCB dropped to 15-11.

Taipans - Perth 79-76
The winners had couple of players in a game mood in this game. Phill Jones (196-G-74) led the way scoring 25 points and pulling down 7 rebounds. In Perth Wildcats, Stephen Weigh (198-G/F-87) netted 15 pts.

Breakers - Hawks 88-60
Kirk Penney (196-G-80, college: Wisconsin) was in a game mood leading his NZ Breakers to 13th victory of the season. This time Penney scored 23 points, while CJ Bruton (188-G-75, agency: Gross Zeev ISA, college: Indian Hills CC) followed him with 4 pts less. In Wollongong Hawks (14-12), Cameron Tragardh (209-C/F-83, college: ORU) and Tim Coenraad had 12 pts each.

Crocodiles - Taipans 89-76
15-11 for the Crocs and 11-16 for the Cairns Taipans after this game. Russell Hinder (208-F/C-79, college: Augusta St.) shined in victory with 18, while Corey Williams (191-G-77, college: Alabama St.) and Brad Williamson (197-F/G-81) followed with 17 points each. Dusty Rychart (201-F-79, agency: Priority Sports, college: Minnesota) collected 17 points and 8 boards in loss.

Blaze - Perth 86-73
Adam Gibson (188-G-86) shined with 23 points and 8 assists leading his GCB to victory in derby game against the Wildcats. Erron Maxey (198-F-78, college: Providence) also had very important role adding 19 points and 12 rebounds. Shawn Redhage (203-F-81, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Arizona St.) replied with 13 pts in defeat.


Standings - A Bundesliga
A Bundesliga Standings
 1. Furstenfeld 18-3 
 2. Gmunden 17-4 
 3. Klosterneub. 17-4 
 4. Wels 17-4 
 5. Kapfenberg 15-6 
 6. Oberwart 9-11 
 7. Arkadia 9-11 
 8. St.Polten 9-12 
 9. Gussing 6-15 
 10. Vienna 5-16 
 11. Worthersee 3-18 
 12. UBSC Graz 0-21 


D1, Round 19 review: No.1 Liege celebrates 12th win - by Eurobasket News
Liege - Oostende 84-80
No.1 Liege improved its score to 12-5 after tiny 84-80 home win against Oostende. Adrian Banks (191-G-86, college: NW Mississippi CC) was totally the best player in this victory draining 34 points. He made 6 of 8 attempts from behind the arc and also 6 of 8 for FG2. In Oostende (9-8), Bracey Wright (191-G-84, agency: Priority Sports, college: Indiana) collected 19 points and 5 boards.

M.Hainaut - Aalstar 78-98
Aalstar celebrated valuable road win against Dexia Mons-Hainaut joining Leuven on the 7th place with 7-10 record. B.J. Raymond (198-G/F-87, agency: Elfus-Siegel Management (ESM), college: Xavier) was the leading player in victory with 23 points and 6 rebounds. Jorn Steinbach (181-G-89) added 19 pts and 7 assists. In the loosing squad (9-8), Kelvin Torbert (193-G-83, college: Michigan St.) collected 22 points and 6 boards.

Leuven - Verviers-Pep. 78-85
Anthony Hilliard (193-G/F-86, college: Elizabeth City) and Brandon Freeman (191-G-83, college: UALR) stepped up for Pepinster last night scoring 26 and 20 points respectively. Hilliard registered double-double as he grabbed 14 rebounds beside the points. For the hosts, Kyle Spain (196-F-87, agency: Elfus-Siegel Management (ESM), college: San Diego St.) had 22 points and 6 boards. Pepinster 9-8, Leuven 7-10.

Gent - Antwerp 75-68
The last ranked Gent registered 4th victory of the season. Its best player was Kevin Melson (199-F-78, college: Wright St.) with 21 points and 12 rebounds. Dimitri Jorssen (212-C-79, college: Utah St.) also had very important role adding 17 points and 5 boards. Antwerp (9-8) got 22 pts and 5 rebs from Timothy Black (178-G-81, agency: Limelight Hoops, college: Barton (NC)).

Standings - Division II
D2 Standings
 1. Fleurus 14-4 
 2. Bree 12-4 
 3. Sint-Jan Ant. 10-8 
 4. Waregem 9-8 
 5. Pitzemburg 9-8 
 6. Hasselt 9-8 
 7. Kangar.-Boom 9-8 
 8. Essor Charleroi 9-9 
 9. De Westhoek 9-9 
 10. Excelsior 7-8 
 11. Zolder 6-10 
 12. Carnieres 6-11 
 13. Nivelles 5-10 
 14. Jupille 3-12 

Stats Leaders - Division I
Points Per Game
 Timothy BLACK
  Avg: 18.2
 1. Black, Antwerp18.2 
 2. Greene, Aalstar17.1 
 3. Banks, Liege16.4 
 4. McNeal, M.Hainaut16.1 
 5. Melson, Gent15.9 
 6. Green, Liege15.1 
 7. Wilson, Verviers-Pep.15.1 
 8. Raymond, Aalstar15.0 
 9. Lojeski, Oostende14.7 
 10. Hilliard, Vervie.14.6 
Rebounds Per Game
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Thomas, Liege9.3 
 2. Ebong, M.Hainaut8.6 
 3. Randle, Gent8.0 
 4. Young, Leuven7.4 
 5. Hilliard, Verviers.6.9 
 6. Merriex, Aalstar6.8 
 7. Brown, Antwerp6.4 
 8. Riddick, Charleroi6.3 
 9. Pelle, Oostende6.2 
 10. Greene, Aalst.5.6 
Assists Per Game
 Stanley BURRELL
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Burrell, Verviers.5.4 
 2. Loubry, Gent4.4 
 3. Green, Liege4.2 
 4. Gill, Oostende4.0 
 5. Bosco, Gent3.8 
 6. Hamilton, Charleroi3.3 
 7. Tabu, Charleroi3.2 
 8. Black, Antwerp3.0 
 9. Johnson, Charleroi3.0 
 10. Stokes, Aalst.2.8 
Steals Per Game
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Hopkins, Antwerp2.8 
 2. Black, Antwerp2.4 
 3. Hill, Charleroi2.4 
 4. Gill, Oostende2.3 
 5. Thomas, Liege2.2 
 6. Broyles, Charleroi2.1 
 7. Greene, Aalstar2.0 
 8. Green, Liege1.9 
 9. Wilson, Verviers-Pep.1.9 
 10. Anderson, Leuv.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Riddick, Charleroi1.5 
 2. Wilkinson, Charleroi1.2 
 3. Pelle, Oostende1.0 
 4. Wilson, Verviers-Pep.1.0 
 5. Randle, Gent0.7 
 6. Enobakhare, Ooste.0.7 
 7. Tofi, Verviers-Pep.0.7 
 8. Barber, Aalstar0.7 
 9. Costner, M.Hainaut0.7 
 10. Sumpter, M.Haina.0.6 


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
  Avg: 24.6
 1. Harper, Levski24.6 
 2. Durchev, Chernomo.20.6 
 3. Bozov, Balkan20.5 
 4. Cole, Levski19.8 
 5. Brown, Chernomo.18.0 
 6. Gruev, Rilski Sport17.7 
 7. Angelov, Yambol17.0 
 8. Mirakovski, Cherno M.17.0 
 9. Kyosev, Cherno M.16.5 
 10. Dimitrov, Spa.16.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Bruce BROWN
  Avg: 9.1
 1. Brown, Chernomo.9.1 
 2. Brown, Lukoil A.8.0 
 3. Peterson, Rilski S.7.9 
 4. Antic, Lukoil A.7.8 
 5. Radev, Balkan7.5 
 6. Burgess, Rilski Sport7.4 
 7. Kennerly, Spart.7.3 
 8. Dimitrov, Spart.6.6 
 9. Yanev, Cherno More6.5 
 10. Morton, Cherno.6.4 
Assists Per Game
  Lukoil A.
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Russell, Lukoil A.5.5 
 2. Jones, Rilski Sport5.4 
 3. Aleksiev, Chernomo.5.4 
 4. Gruev, Rilski Sport4.9 
 5. Webb, Cherno More4.1 
 6. Mirakovski, Cherno M.4.0 
 7. Velikov, Levski3.6 
 8. Frasor, Levski3.5 
 9. Dimitrov, Spart.3.3 
 10. Radionov, Yamb.3.1 
Steals Per Game
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Radionov, Yambol2.3 
 2. Wells, Lukoil A.2.1 
 3. Russell, Lukoil A.2.1 
 4. Harper, Levski2.0 
 5. Lilov, Balkan1.9 
 6. Kyosev, Cherno M.1.8 
 7. Bozov, Balkan1.8 
 8. Angelov, Yambol1.8 
 9. Dimitrov, Spart.1.7 
 10. Aleksiev, Cherno.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Ernest BROWN
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Brown, Lukoil A.1.5 
 2. Brown, Chernomo.1.4 
 3. Gocevski, Yambol0.9 
 4. Earl, Yambol0.9 
 5. Cole, Levski0.9 
 6. Peterson, Rilski S.0.9 
 7. Radev, Balkan0.7 
 8. Veselovs, Cherno M.0.7 
 9. Burgess, Rilski Sport0.7 
 10. Doychinov, Cherno.0.7 

NBL: Round 15 review - by Eurobasket News
Chernomorets - Yambol 70-87
Yambol cruised past Chernomorets on the road jumping to 7-8 in Bulgarian top division. Stanislav Govedarov (185-G-80) was on fire in victory with 28 points. Zlatko Gocevski (206-C-82, agency: Interperformances) secured a great help adding 21 points. In Chernomorets (5-10), Bruce Brown (213-C-83, college: Hampton) shined with 23 points and 6 boards.

Rilski Sport - Spartak P. 88-72
For first time in two and a half months Rilski Sportist defeated a different team than Lukoil Academic or Levski. Today in Samokov the team won against Spartak Pleven 88-72. This win moved the team to sixth place in the standings. Rilski Sportist controlled the game from the start. The team won the first quarter 31-16 after taking the lead with a 10-0 run after 2-4 start of the game. The visitors from Pleven cut the deficit to 8 in 23rd minute but until the end of the half Rilski's lead went up to 21 points, 54-33. So the home team practically did what it had to do in the first half and needed to close the game in second. The difference never went under 15 points and at times it was up to 25. In the end the visitors cut it to 16 at 88-72. The best player for the hosts was once again the captain Aleksandar Gruev (187-G-83) who finished with 21 points, 7 assists and 5 rebounds, scoring 5 times from the three-point line. Simeon Naydenov (201-F/G-81, agency: Interperformances, college: Louisville) added 17 points while Bogdan Boev ended with 15. For the visitors who were left by their two best players in the last week - Hrisimir Dimitrov and Rob Preston, Iliya Stankov finished as top scorer with 15 points and Aleksandar Dyakovski added 13. *by Valentin Anguelov

Cherno More - Balkan 86-93
Valuable win for Balkan, who got 21 points and 7 assists from Ivan Lilov (196-F/G-88). Jordan Bozov (191-G-79, agency: Interperformances) followed with 16 points and 6 boards, while Georgi Davidov (204-C-76) (9 rebs) and Atanas Radev (200-F-81) added 15 points each. The hosts got 17 points from Krum Doychinov (206-C-86, agency: Interperformances) and Simeon Tsenov (196-F-82) (each). Balkan 7-8, Cherno More 6-9.

Levski - Lukoil A. 101-86
Levski is again on top of the NBL standings after downing 101-86 the previous leader Lukoil Academic. The two teams have equal records - 12 wins and 3 losses but 'The Blues' hold the first place because they have won twice in the three meetings between the teams. Just like the last game in Pravets today the players of Konstantin Papazov and Toni Dechev were superior at the defensive end and gave Jovica Arsic's first loss at the helm of Lukoil Academic. Six players of Levski scored in double figures. Aaron Harper (199-G/F-81, agency: Strategic Sports, college: Mississippi) had 21 and added also 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Stefan Georgiev (206-C/F-78) finished with 18 points and 6 boards before fouling out and his brother Zlatin scored 15 and played great defense against Riste Stefanov. For Lukoil Academic only two players deserve to be praised. Pero Antic (210-F-82, agency: Interperformances) had 28 points and 8 rebounds while the new addition to the team Slavko Stefanovic (206-C-81) had 26 points, including 3/3 from the three-point line. During the first half Lukoil Academic tried to pull away but Levski never allowed that to happen. The good defense of Lukoil in the last game was nowhere to be seen and it was evidenced especially in the second half. After the break all the problems for the champions were on defense. They allowed 53 points and after Stanislav Slaveykov scored a three-pointer from the center of the court Levski passed the 100-point mark. From the last eight games between the teams this is the fifth win for Levski and against fourth different coach. Before that game 'The Blues' defeated 'the students' coached by Lyubomir Minchev, Petko Marinov, Georgi Mladenov and now Jovica Arsic. *by Valentin Anguelov


CBA Round 22 - by Robert Wang
CBA round 22 just played tonight and here is the results: Qing Dao 95:98 Zhe Jiang Gguang Sha (Chris Williams scored 28 points, 15 rebounds, 8 steals and 4 assists, Reggie Okasa got 22 points and 11 rebounds and 4 steals. Rodney scored 27 points and 10 rebounds, Peter ramos scored 16 pointss and 16 rebounds ), Guang Dong Tiger 127:99 Shan Dong, Bei Jing 106:97 Fu Jiang SBS (Jelany McCoy was released by team and Sean Williams played his first game with 12 points and 9 rebounds ), Ji Lin 89:108 Liao Ning , Tian Jin 102:88 Ba Yi, Zhe Jiang Chou Zhou 87:98 Shan Xi, Shaan Xi 110:115 Shang Hai, Xin Jiang 91:93 Jiang Su

Standings - CBA
CBA Standings
 1. Guandong 20-1 
 2. Zhejiang G.L. 18-3 
 3. Xinjiang 17-3 
 4. Shanghai 16-5 
 5. Jiangsu 16-6 
 6. Liaoning 14-6 
 7. Fujian 10-11 
 8. Shandong 9-11 
 9. Bayi 9-12 
 10. Zhejiang C. 8-13 
 11. DongGuan 7-13 
 12. Jilin 6-14 
 13. TianJin R. 6-15 
 14. Beijing 6-15 
 15. Qingdao DS 5-15 
 16. Shanxi Zh. 5-16 
 17. Shaanxi 4-17 

Stats Leaders - CBA
Points Per Game
  Avg: 32.8
 1. Emmett, Shandong32.8 
 2. Edwards, Shaanxi29.3 
 3. White, Zhejiang.29.3 
 4. Gaines, Xinjiang29.3 
 5. Kelley, DongGuan28.3 
 6. Pickett, Shaanxi27.6 
 7. Rodgers, Jilin26.7 
 8. Lucas, Shanghai26.7 
 9. Lamizana, TianJ.26.0 
 10. Mays, Beiji.26.0 
Rebounds Per Game
  Avg: 15.4
 1. Collins, Jilin15.4 
 2. Mays, Beijing13.2 
 3. Ramos, Zhejiang.12.8 
 4. Harvey, Jiangsu12.3 
 5. Williams, Zhejiang C.12.0 
 6. Swift, Shandong11.7 
 7. Oyedeji, Liaoning11.6 
 8. Gaines, Xinjiang11.4 
 9. Zhang, DongGuan11.0 
 10. Crump, TianJin.10.7 
Assists Per Game
 XiaoMing LU
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Lu, Fujian7.1 
 2. Hu, Jiangsu5.4 
 3. Parker, Guandong5.2 
 4. Allen, Xinjiang5.0 
 5. Kelley, DongGuan4.9 
 6. Liu, Shanghai4.9 
 7. Lucas, Shanghai4.7 
 8. Pickett, Shaanxi4.3 
 9. Fahed, TianJin R.4.3 
 10. Zhang, Liaoni.4.2 
Steals Per Game
  Qingdao DS
  Avg: 4.7
 1. Williams, Qingd.4.7 
 2. Hu, Jiangsu4.3 
 3. Parker, Guandong3.2 
 4. Wang, Bayi2.7 
 5. Zhong, Jilin2.6 
 6. Emmett, Shandong2.6 
 7. Lu, Fujian2.5 
 8. Liu, Shanghai2.4 
 9. Pickett, Shaanxi2.4 
 10. Allen, Xinjia.2.2 
Blocks Per Game
  TianJin R.
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Lamizana, TianJ.3.2 
 2. Swift, Shandong3.1 
 3. Collins, Jilin2.8 
 4. Steyn, Qingdao DS2.2 
 5. Watkins, Jiangsu2.0 
 6. Wang, Bayi1.9 
 7. McCoy, Fujian1.8 
 8. Simmons, DongGuan1.8 
 9. Xu, Bayi1.7 
 10. Siler, Shangh.1.6 

Xinjiang Loses to Jiangsu, Marbury Gains First Win - by Arthur Volbert
Jiangsu rallied 29-17 in the fourth quarter to edge Xinjiang 93-91. Xinjiang fell to third place with a 17-3 record while Jiangsu advanced to fourth place at 16-5. Harvey Donnell (203-C-80, college: Florida) had 24 points and 18 rebounds to lead Jiangsu. Hu Xuefeng had 17 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists and 5 steals. Tang Zhengdong had 16 points and 2 rebounds. Yi Li scored 14. Jameel Watkins had 10 points and 5 rebounds. Meng Da scored 9. Charles Gaines had 24 points and 11 rebounds for Xinjiang. Xirelijiang scored 18. Mengke Bateer had 14 points, 12 rebounds and 3 assists. Myron Allen had 12 points, 10 rebounds, 11 assists and 3 steals. Xu Guozhong had 11 points, 5 rebounds and 3 steals.

Stephon Marbury gained his first victory at Shanxi Zhongyu with a 98-87 triumph over Zhejiang. Shanxi is 5-16 while Zhejiang is 8-13. Marbury had 34 points, 6 rebounds, 7 assists and 3 steals. Hou Bing had 16 points and 9 rebounds. Maurice Taylor had 13 points and 9 rebounds. Ba Zhichao had 13 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists. Marcus Williams led Zhejiang with 22 points and 12 rebounds. Andre Brown scored 18. Ding Jinhui had 10 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. Zhao Yonggang scored 10.

Guangdong maintained its league lead at 20-1 with a 127-99 shellacking of Shandong. Du Feng had 30 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists. Smush Parker had 21 points, 9 rebounds, 12 assists and 4 steals. Zhu Fangyu scored 21. 216 cm Wang Zheng had 15 points and 8 rebounds despite fouling out in 19 minutes. Zhou Peng had 14 points and 6 rebounds. Dong Hanlin had 11 points and 7 rebounds. David Harrison did not play. Guangdong is the only team in the league that can thrive with one import absent. Andre Emmett had 30 points and 5 assists for Shandong. Stromile Swift had 21 points and 9 rebounds. Li Lin had 20 points and 8 rebounds. Sui Ran had 13 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists.

The Zhejiang Lions moved into second place at 18-3 with a 98-95 win over Qingdao. Rodney White had 27 points and 10 rebounds. Zhang Wei scored 20. Peter John Ramos had 16 points and 16 rebounds. Lin Chih-Chieh had 8 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 4 steals. Jin Lipeng had 9 points and 5 steals. Wang Bo had 8 points and 3 rebounds. Chris Williams had 28 points, 15 rebounds, 4 assists and 8 steals for Qingdao. Reggie Okosa had 22 points, 11 rebounds and 4 steals. Lu Keming scored 15. Sabah Khoury had 10 points, 3 rebounds and 7 assists. Sun Shengyue scored 9.

Beijing defeated Fujian 106-97. Chen Lei scored 27. Men Wei had 25 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists. Ernest Brown had 19 points and 10 rebounds. Cedric Bozeman had 12 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. Ji Zhe had 7 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists. Chris Porter had 27 points and 15 rebounds for Fujian. Gong Songlin had 22 points and 6 assists. #51, a new import, had 12 points and 9 rebounds. Yang Genglin had 11 points and 3 rebounds. Liu Yudong had 9 points and 3 rebounds.

Zhang Nan had 27 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists and 3 steals as Tianjin crushed Bayi 102-88. Herve Lamizana had 27 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists and 3 steals. Brandon Crump had 16 points and 12 rebounds. Zhang Ji had 12 points and 11 rebounds. Xu Guijun had 8 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Wang Zhongguang had 12 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 6 steals for Bayi. Hu Ke had 12 points and 4 rebounds. Yao Kaifu scored 12. Wang Zhizhi had 11 points and 4 rebounds and only played 20 minutes. Xu Zhonghao had 11 points and 6 rebounds. Zhang Chengyu scored 10.

Garret Siler had 34 points and 7 rebounds as Shanghai defeated Shaanxi 115-110. Siler hit 15 of 16 shots. John Lucas scored 19. Wang Yong had 16 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists. Liu Wei returned to the lineup with 14 points and 3 rebounds. Luo Xudong scored 13. Zaid Abbaas had 8 points, 10 rebounds and 3 steals. Tim Pickett, Shaanxi's lone import, had 45 points, 5 assists and 5 steals. 214 cm Zheng Zhun had 24 points and 9 rebounds but is still not yet strong enough to defend the center position, producing Siler's rare point explosion. Zhao Nan had 21 points, 3 rebounds and 3 steals. He Ben had 9 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists.

Liaoning defeated Jilin 108-89. Brandon Robinson had 24 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists and 6 steals. Li Xiaoxu had 21 points and 14 rebounds and has far surpassed Ding Jinhui this season as the best player in the class of 1990. Zhang Qingpeng had 21 points and 5 rebounds. Liu Xiangtao scored 18. 7-1 300 Han Dejun had 11 points, 5 rebounds and 3 blocks in 15 minutes. Yu Shulong had 25 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals for Jilin. DeAngelo Collins had 15 points and 14 rebounds. Lu Wei scored 14. Zhong Cheng had 8 points and 9 rebounds. Tasheed Carr had only 9 points and 3 assists.

CBA Round: 22 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Beijing - Fujian 106-97
Chen Lei (195-G/F-83) nailed 25 points as Beijing outscored Fujian 106:97. Men Wei notched 25 and Brown Ernest had 19 points and 12 boards. Porter Chris responded with 27 points and 15 rebounds for the guests and Gong SongLin added 22.

Guandong - Shandong 127-99
Guandong grabbed 20-1 record on top beating Shandong 127:99. Du Feng (207-C/F-81) stepped up with 30 points as he had 10/11 from the field goal. Zhu Fangyu and Parker Smush followed him with 21 points each as the latter collected also 12 assists and 9 boards. Emmett Andre ended up with 30 points in defeat.

Qingdao DS - Zhejiang G.L. 95-98
Qingdao DS lost to Zhejiang G.L. 95:98 as the latter got 18-3 record. White Rodney (206-F-80, college: Charlotte) paced all the winners with 27 points and 10 boards, while Zhang Wei posted 20. Williams Chris responded with 28 points and 15 rebounds in defeat.

Xinjiang - Jiangsu 91-93
Xinjiang dropped to 17-3 record after the loss from Jiangsu 91:93. Harvey Donnell paced all the winners with 24 points and 18 rebounds, while Hu XueFeng added 17. Gaines Charles delivered 24 points and 11 caroms in defeat, while Allen Myron (180-G-79, college: Lee JC) had triple-double of 12 points, 11 assists and 10 boards.

Zhejiang C. - Shanxi Zh. 87-98
Marbury Stephon (187-G-77, agency: Scenic Sports Group, LLC., college: Georgia Tech) needed 34 points to celebrate the first victory with his Shanxi Zhongyu. His team rolled over Zhejiang 98:87. Williams Marcus responded with 22 points and 12 boards, while Brown Andre notched 18.

TianJin R. - Bayi 102-88
TianJin rolld over Bayi 102:88 on February 7th. Zhang Nan (197-F-81) exploded with 33 points and Lamizana Herve followed him with 27. Hu Ke, Wang ZhongGuang and Yao Kaifu scored 12 each in the losing effort.

Jilin - Liaoning 89-108
Jilin was beaten by Liaoning 89:108 at the Regular Season Round 22. Robinson Brandon (202-F-81, agency: Paris Global Sports, college: Auburn) poured in 24 points for the winners, while Li Xiaoxu and Zhang QingPeng had 21 each. Yu Shulong ended up with 25 points in the losing case.

Shaanxi - Shanghai 110-115
Shaanxi was beaten by Shanghai 110:115 as the latter got 34 points and 7 rebounds from Siler Garret (213-C-86, college: Augusta St.). Lucas John nailed 19 and Wang Yong-Liang posted 16. Pickett Tim erupted with 45 points in the losing case.


Standings - Ozujsko A1 League
A1 Standings
 1. Svjetlost 10-4 
 2. Zabok 10-4 
 3. Trogir 9-5 
 4. Darda 9-5 
 5. KK Split 8-6 
 6. Dubrava 7-7 
 7. Borik 6-8 
 8. Dubrovnik 5-9 
 9. Kastela 3-11 
 10. Sibenik 3-11 
Will join on later stage:
 1. Cedevita
 2. KK Zagreb
 3. Cibona
 4. Zadar


Stats Leaders - NBL
Points Per Game
 Myles MCKAY
  USK Praha
  Avg: 24.1
 1. McKay, USK P.24.1 
 2. Smith, BC Kolin17.3 
 3. Hatcher, BK Decin17.0 
 4. Sarovic, Novy Jicin16.7 
 5. Meno, Basketbo.15.9 
 6. Stuchly, NH Ostrava15.4 
 7. Stec, BK B&W O.15.3 
 8. Hampton, BK Pardu.14.9 
 9. Thomas, Podebrady14.7 
 10. Reinberger, Bask.14.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Tremaine FORD
  USK Praha
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Ford, USK Praha11.3 
 2. Castleberry, Podeb.9.3 
 3. Meno, Basketbo.9.1 
 4. Chan, BK Prostejov7.4 
 5. Landry, BK Prost.7.2 
 6. Houska, BK Decin6.8 
 7. Machac, BC Kolin6.7 
 8. Payne, NH Ostrava6.6 
 9. Platt, BC Kolin6.3 
 10. Arnold, BK Par.6.3 
Assists Per Game
  Novy Jicin
  Avg: 5
 1. Sanders, Novy Jicin5.0 
 2. Lawrence, BK Prost.4.6 
 3. Jones, BC Kolin4.3 
 4. Mitchell, NH Os.4.3 
 5. Carnecky, BK B&W O.4.1 
 6. Kotas, USK Praha4.1 
 7. Hatcher, BK Decin3.9 
 8. McKay, USK P.3.9 
 9. Vrubl, Basketbo.3.5 
 10. Skibniewski, BK P.3.3 
Steals Per Game
  BK Prostejov
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Lawrence, BK Prost.2.4 
 2. Wright, BK Pardu.2.2 
 3. Mitchell, NH Os.2.2 
 4. Kotas, USK Praha2.1 
 5. Sirina, BK B&W O.2.1 
 6. Pandula, Novy Jicin2.1 
 7. McKay, USK P.2.0 
 8. Muirhead, Novy Jicin2.0 
 9. Lenzly, CEZ N.1.9 
 10. Sanders, Novy Jic.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Ales CHAN
  BK Prostejov
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Chan, BK Prostejov1.6 
 2. Meno, Basketbo.1.5 
 3. Walker, Novy Jicin1.4 
 4. Steffel, Novy Jicin1.3 
 5. Ford, USK Praha1.2 
 6. Pelikan, Novy Jicin1.2 
 7. Payne, NH Ostrava1.2 
 8. Castleberry, Podeb.1.1 
 9. Ricci, CEZ Nymburk1.0 
 10. Benda, CEZ Nymbu.1.0 

Standings - NBL
NBL Standings
 1. Novy Jicin 25-3 
 2. CEZ Nymburk 25-3 
 3. BK Prostejov 24-5 
 4. BK Pardubice 19-9 
 5. BK Decin 17-11 
 6. BK B&W Opava 11-16 
 7. BC Kolin 11-17 
 8. USK Praha 11-17 
 9. Basketbol Brno 9-18 
 10. NH Ostrava 8-20 
 11. Podebrady 7-21 
 12. Vysehrad 1-28 

NBL Round: 28 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
BK B&W Opava - Podebrady 93-84
BK B&W Opava edged Podebrady 93:84 at the Saturday game of Regular Season Round 28. Marek Stec (193-G-80, college: Jacksonville JC) paced all the winners with 27 points and followed him with 18. Palenik Miroslav, Thomas Kevin and Castleberry Stephen each scored 22 points in defeat.

CEZ Nymburk - USK Praha 115-55
CEZ Nymburk improved to 25-3 record beating USK Praha 115:55. Seven players reached the double digits in the game as Ron Lewis (193-G-84, agency: Arik Krayn Services, college: Ohio St.) and Necas Radek led them all with 18 points each. Hruban Vojtech replied with 19 in defeat and McKay Myles posted 18.

BK Prostejov - BC Kolin 86-57
BK Prostejov outscored BC Kolin 86:57 on February 6th. Kyle Landry (206-F-86, college: N.Arizona) paced all the winners with 14 points and Slezas Andrius scored 13. Smith Terry ended up with 18 ponts in the losing effort and Jelinek Jiri notched 11.

BK Pardubice - BK Decin 80-63
Martin Sykora (190-G/F-81) nailed 17 points as BK Pardubice rolled over BK Decin 80:63. Maurice Hampton (188-G-84, college: Austin Peay St.) scored 15 points and Wright Derek added 13. Mulligan Peter responded with 17 points in the losing effort.

Novy Jicin - NH Ostrava 107-56
Novy Jicin outscored NH Ostrava 107:56 at the start of the Regular Season Round 28 on February 5th. Sarovic Robert top-scored for the winners with 21 points and Sanders Levell followed him with 17. Mitchell Mike answered with 13 points in the losing case.

Vysehrad - Basketbol Brno 57-104
Vysehrad was defeated by Basketbol Brno 57:104 in the last game of the Regular Season Round 28. Stepan Reinberger (201-F-81, agency: PPGroup) and Sedmak Peter posted 26 points each for the winners. Hruby Martin ended up with 15 points in the losing case.


Saturday's games (7) review - by Eurobasket News
Reno Bighorns - Rio Grande 76-109
The Reno Bighorns battled back and forth with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers for three quarters, but stalled in the fourth quarter and fell, 109-76, on Saturday at the Dodge Arena in Hidalgo, Texas. There were 13 lead changes and eight ties in a game that had the Bighorns (11-16) holding on to a one-point lead at the half. But, the Bighorns were not able to get much offense in the second half, scoring 16 points in the third quarter and 13 in the fourth in the loss. Will Blalock (6'0''-G-83, agency: Priority Sports, college: Iowa St.) scored 17 points while Rod Benson had 15 points and 12 rebounds and Desmon Farmer chipped in with 13. Craig Winder led all scorers with 24 points for the Vipers (22-8). *Courtesy of

Utah F. - Albuquerque 87-88
Antoine Agudio (6'3''-G-85) hit a 3-pointer with 4.8 seconds left to give the Albuquerque Thunderbirds an 88-87 victory over the Utah Flash on Saturday night. Utah has dropped two games in as many days and will now take 10 days off during the NBA's annual All-Star break. Chad Toppert notched 11 points for Albuquerque. Shane Edwards added 10 points and eight rebounds for the T-Birds. Luke Nevill led the way for Utah with 21 points. Greene added 17 for the Flash, and Bennet Davis had a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds. *Courtesy of

Austin T. - Springfield A. 114-98
The Springfield Armor lost to the Austin Toros Saturday night at the MassMutual Center, 114-98. A crowd of 3,169 saw Springfield lose their second in a row to Austin and their sixth straight overall. New arrival Justin Hawkins scored his first points for the Armor on a three pointer early in the second quarter, one of four triples for Springfield in the first half. Both teams shot well in the half, Springfield at 51.4% and Austin at 52.4%. Toros forward Malik Hairston (6'6''-G-87, college: Oregon) keyed a 9-2 Austin run to end the first half and Springfield went into the break trailing 58-49. Austin attacked Springfield's transition defense at every opportunity in the third quarter as the Toros wings leaked out early for fastbreak buckets. Springfield struggled to contain guard Curtis Jerrells (20 points) and center Dwayne Jones (17 points, 15 rebounds) and Austin's lead would grow to as large as 20. Never able to put together a consistent run against the Toros stingy defense, Springfield fell by a score of 114-98. Springfield (5-21) was led by Morris Almond's 23 points. TJ Cummings added 19. Hairston, ejected after receiving his second technical foul, finished with 24 for Austin (17-10). *Courtesy of

Idaho S. - Dakota W. 103-113
Yet another big scoring night from Romel Beck (6'8''-G/F-82, agency: Interperformances, college: UNLV) propelled the Dakota Wizards to their 12th victory at the Bismarck Civic Center this season. Beck's 27 points on12-of-16 shooting keyed a 113-103 win over the Idaho Stampede in front of 3,776 fans on Saturday night. Despite being outrebounded 45-34, Dakota was able to pull away in part because of a great team shooting effort. The Wizards shot 57.7% for the game while holding the Stampede to 45.5% from the field. Barrett did everything he could to keep his team in the game in the second half, adding 17 more points for a game-high total of 31. Despite a solid effort on the boards, the Stampede's shooting woes simply made it impossible for them to cut into Dakota's lead. One night after watching his team cough up an 18 point lead, Beck ensured the same thing would not happen on Saturday. He hit 8-of-10 field goal attempts in the second half to help the Wizards notch the ten point win. Beck wasn't the only Wizard to have a strong game. Major (20 points), Withers (17 points) and Bell (16 points) all contributed in a big way to the Dakota win. Along with Barrett's 31, Joe Dabbert also recorded a double-double with 20 points and eleven rebounds for Idaho *Courtesy of

Maine RC - Sioux Falls S. 97-95
The Maine Red Claws defeated the Sioux Falls Skyforce 97-95 on Military Night at the Sioux Falls Arena in front of a patriotic crowd of 4,355. Maine picked up their first-ever win against Sioux Falls, who was outfitted in camouflage uniforms, after dropping two contests earlier this season by an average of 18 points. Darnell Lazare (6'8''-F-85, agency: Elfus-Siegel Management (ESM), college: LSU) posted his first double-double of the season with 16 points and a season-high 11 rebounds in a reserve role. Bobbitt posted 16 points behind 4-of-5 3-pointers while Ager added 15 points off the bench in only his second game with the Red Claws. Alexander Johnson had an impressive home debut with a game-high 30 points and nine rebounds. Williams and David Bailey recorded 15 and 14 points, respectively. *Courtesy of

Tulsa 66ers - Bakersfield J. 111-112
He didn't hit the game-winning shot. Reece Gaines (6'6''-G-81, college: Louisville) did that. But Jam point guard Jeremy Wise (6'2''-G-86, agency: Strategic Sports, college: S.Mississippi) did just about everything else to ensure a victory for his team Saturday night. Wise scored 22 second-half points to lead the Jam back from an 18-point third-quarter deficit en route to a 112-111 overtime victory over the Tulsa 66ers at Jam Events Center. Wise finished with 26 points and didn't miss a shot all night. He was 10-for-10 from the floor and made all five of his free throw attempts. Larry Owens had 26 points and Shakur added 22 points and 10 assists for Tulsa (14-14), Will Daniels and John Edwards had 19 points each for the Jam (8-21). Edwards also grabbed 10 rebounds and made short floater in the lane with 12 seconds left to send the game to overtime. Wise also had seven assists and three steals. *Courtesy of

Erie Bay H. - Iowa E. 78-102
An NBA D-League season high crowd of 8,368 fans watched the Iowa Energy extend their winning streak to four games with a 102-78 victory over the Erie BayHawks Saturday night in Des Moines. An NBA D-League season high crowd of 8,368 fans watched the Iowa Energy extend their winning streak to four games with a 102-78 victory over the Erie BayHawks Saturday night in Des Moines. Patrick Carroll (6'5''-G/F-82, agency: Arik Krayn Services, college: St.Joseph's) led a balanced Iowa scoring attack with 17 points. Othyus Jeffers (15 points), Courtney Sims (15), Cartier Martin (13), Curtis Stinson (12) and Marvin Phillips (11) all scored in double figures for the Energy, who played without starting guard Jeff Trepagnier who was out with injury. Erie was led by Ivan Harris' 21 points while Cliff Clinkscales added 18 for the visitor. The win pushes Iowa's record to 25-6 on the year while Erie falls to 12-19. *Courtesy of

Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
  San Antonio S.
  Avg: 29.1
 1. Hairston, Austin T.29.1 
 2. Almond, Springfi.26.8 
 3. Harris, Rio Grande26.1 
 4. Williams, Sioux F.26.0 
 5. Gaines, Idaho S.23.9 
 6. Farmer, Reno B.23.4 
 7. Powell, Albuquerque22.6 
 8. Taylor, Idaho S.22.6 
 9. Howard, Ft.Wayne.22.4 
 10. Tolliver, Idaho.21.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dwayne JONES
  Austin T.
  Avg: 15
 1. Jones, Austin T.15.0 
 2. Dorsey, Rio Grande13.2 
 3. Tolliver, Idaho S.11.4 
 4. Kurz, Ft.Wayne MA10.9 
 5. Bryant, Erie Bay H.10.4 
 6. Reiner, Ft.Wayne.10.2 
 7. Harris, Rio Grande10.0 
 8. Looby, Albuquerque9.6 
 9. Barron, Iowa E.9.4 
 10. Simpson, Los.9.3 
Assists Per Game
  Iowa E.
  Avg: 9.8
 1. Stinson, Iowa E.9.8 
 2. Conroy, Rio Grande8.4 
 3. Jackson, Erie B.7.6 
 4. Curry, Springfield A.7.3 
 5. Clinkscales, Erie B.7.1 
 6. Lafayette, Ft.Wayne.7.0 
 7. Gaines, Idaho S.6.9 
 8. Shakur, Tulsa 66ers6.9 
 9. McLeod, Albuquer.6.4 
 10. Anderson, Rio.5.9 
Steals Per Game
  Utah F.
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Greene, Utah F.2.7 
 2. Trepagnier, Iowa E.2.4 
 3. Gaines, Idaho S.2.3 
 4. Stinson, Iowa E.2.2 
 5. Shakur, Tulsa 66ers2.1 
 6. Baker, Dakota W.2.1 
 7. Robinson, Reno B.2.0 
 8. Jackson, Erie B.1.9 
 9. Jerrells, Austin T.1.9 
 10. Charlo, Reno.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Looby, Albuquerque3.6 
 2. Stiemsma, Sioux F.3.5 
 3. Ajinca, Maine RC3.1 
 4. Simmons, Idaho S.2.9 
 5. Looby, Rio Grande2.6 
 6. Jones, Austin T.1.9 
 7. Daniels, Bakersfi.1.8 
 8. Trybanski, Reno B.1.8 
 9. Simpson, Los A.1.7 
 10. Reiner, Ft.Way.1.6 


Standings - KML
EMKL Standings
 1. Rakvere 16-5 
 2. TTU KK 15-5 
 3. TU/Rock 13-4 
 4. Kalev/Cramo 12-5 
 5. Valga Welg 9-9 
 6. Tallinna Kalev 5-14 
 7. Parnu 4-14 
 8. Kuremaa 1-19 

Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Charron FISHER
  Avg: 24.2
 1. Fisher, Kalev/Cr.24.2 
 2. McGee, Kuremaa19.2 
 3. Kriisa, Rakvere18.7 
 4. Reed, Tallinna Kalev18.0 
 5. Kurg, Kuremaa17.9 
 6. Covington, Tallin.16.9 
 7. Toome, TTU K.16.8 
 8. Akognon, Kalev/Cr.15.7 
 9. Raap, Parnu15.3 
 10. Tamsalu, Par.14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Brett MCGEE
  Avg: 10.4
 1. McGee, Kuremaa10.4 
 2. Reed, Tallinna Kalev10.3 
 3. Toome, TTU K.8.9 
 4. Keerles, Kalev/Cr.8.3 
 5. Fisher, Kalev/Cr.8.3 
 6. Kriisa, Rakvere7.9 
 7. Ringmets, Parnu7.9 
 8. Winston, Kuremaa7.9 
 9. Tagamets, Valga W.7.8 
 10. Erm, Par.7.7 
Assists Per Game
  Avg: 5.1
 1. Kriisa, Rakvere5.1 
 2. Sokk, Kalev/Cramo4.6 
 3. Rannula, Valga Welg3.7 
 4. Winston, Kuremaa3.3 
 5. Sokk, TU/Rock3.3 
 6. Saage, Rakvere3.3 
 7. Leppik, TU/Rock3.1 
 8. Toome, TTU K.2.8 
 9. Tein, TU/Rock2.6 
 10. Abernethy, TU/Ro.2.5 
Steals Per Game
 Rannar RAAP
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Raap, Parnu2.5 
 2. Saage, Rakvere2.4 
 3. Covington, Tallin.2.3 
 4. Leppik, TU/Rock2.1 
 5. Kurg, Kuremaa1.9 
 6. Kriisa, Rakvere1.9 
 7. Karner, Parnu1.9 
 8. Veideman, Rakvere1.9 
 9. Ringmets, Parnu1.8 
 10. Tamm, TTU.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Kennyetta JOHNSON
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Johnson, Kalev/Cr.2.3 
 2. Toome, TTU K.1.6 
 3. Talts, TU/Rock1.3 
 4. McGee, Kuremaa1.2 
 5. Kitsing, TU/Rock1.0 
 6. Morrison, TU/Rock0.9 
 7. Hallik, Rakvere0.9 
 8. Ringmets, Parnu0.7 
 9. Saks, TTU K.0.7 
 10. Viiask, TU/Ro.0.7 

EMKL Round: 27 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Tallinna Kalev - TTU KK 93-111
TTU KK earned the 14th win in the championship as they prevailed against Tallinna Kalev. Kristo Orula (186-G-85) knocked down 28 points to lead the charge. Joosep Toome added 21 points, 8 assists and 5 boards for the winners. Nicholas Covington responded with 31 points for Tallinna Kalev. Travis Reed had 20 points and 14 boards in the losing effort.

Rakvere - TU/Rock 77-85
TU/Rock prevailed against Rakvere away from home. Janar Talts (205-C-83) scored 18 points to lead the visitors. Todd Abernethy finished with 16 points in the winning case. Valmo Kriisa unloaded 29 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and issued 5 assists for Rakvere.

Kuremaa - Kalev/Cramo 60-96
Kalev/Cramo got 23 points from Charron Fisher (193-G/F-85, college: Niagara) and upset Kuremaa on the road. Gregor Arbet scored 16 points for the defending champions. Brett McGee answered with 26 points and 8 rebounds for the hosts. Risto Rebane finished with 12 points and 7 boards in the loss.

TTU KK - Parnu 109-76
TTU KK posted the 15th win as they rallied past Parnu. Kaido Saks (205-F-86) notched 16 points and 8 boards for the winners. Joosep Pokla nailed 14 points in the balanced offensive effort from TTU KK. Elgar Tamsalu answered with game-high 29 points for Parnu.

Valga Welg - Kalev/Cramo 63-86
Kalev/Cramo left no chance for Valga on the road. Charron Fisher knocked down 25 points to lead the visitors to the 11th win. Josh-Emmanuel Akognon provided 18 points in the victory. Ando Tagamets accounted for 16 points and 9 rebounds for Valga.


Round 15: Marousi did it again!! - by Chris Mammides
Marousi beat Olympiakos S.F.P. Pireus and is now figuring in the second position of the Greek league. After last Thursday's thriumph over the triple crowners, team of Panathinaikos, Head Coach Giorgos Bartzokas check mate head Coach Panayiotis Yiannakis and beat him easily with 82-74 in a game which finished a couple of hours ago. Marousi proved once more that is a Euroleague great team and this seazon will not be an easy task for Panathinaikos and Olympiakos to win the trophy without a fight. Top scorer and top performer was Konstantinos Kaimakoglou (206-C/F-83) who scored 19 points and dashed down 8 rebounds, not to mentio the very good defense over the the NBAers of Olympiakos S.F.P. Pireus who couln't help the teams as both Linas Kleiza (203-F-85, college: Missouri) and Josh Childress (203-G/F-83, college: Stanford) were in a bad day. Very good performance from Gordon Lukas (191-G-84, college: Virginia Tech) 14 points, 9 assists and 5 stolen balls in his best game since he arrived in Greece, William Keys (188-G-77, college: N.Mexico St.) scored 12 points, Dimitrios Mavroidis (208-C-85) 11 points and 8 rebounds and Pat Kalathis (208-G/F-85, college: St.Joseph's) who added 11 points and 5 rebounds showing that he is in a very good shape the last few weeks.


Korisliiga Round: 31 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Kouvot - KTP 81-73
Kouvot held off KTP behind 23 points from Kyle Shiloh (191-G-85, college: Nevada). Ross Neltner added 18 points and 6 rebounds in the victory. Ian Young accounted for 16 points in the loss.

LrNMKY - FoKoPo 94-83
LrNMKY held off FoKoPo as Robert Turner (206-F-82, agency: Liman Sports, college: Pepperdine) exploded with 33 points. Akeem Scott added 19 points and 8 steals for the winners. Rodrick Stewart delivered 22 points for FoKoPo. Markus Molenius nailed 17 points in the losing effort.

Kataja - ToPo 99-105
ToPo posted the 20th win in the season as they nipped Kataja on the road. Tyray Pearson (201-F-80, college: Iowa St.) nailed 29 points and pulled down 9 rebounds for ToPo. Obie Trotter produced 27 points and 7 assists in the victory. Timothy Whitworth responded with 26 points for Kataja.

Namika Lahti - Pyrinto 119-78
Namika Lahti scorched 119 points en route to the win over the league leading Pyrinto. Ricky Hickman (190-G-85, agency: Court Side, college: NC-Greensboro) was unstoppable with 36 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists. Corey Rouse added 32 points for Namika Lahti. Pyrinto responded with 29 points and 12 boards from Damon Williams.

Honka - Korihait 111-96
Honka cruised past Korihait at home court. Tuukka Kotti (205-F/C-81, college: Providence) delivered 26 points and 7 rebounds for the Playboys. Corey Belser finished with 23 points and 7 rebounds in the win. Josh Gonner responded with 22 points in the losing effort.

KORISLIIGA: Vilpas Vikings in troubles - by Rauno Hurmalainen
Korisliiga, round 31: This game was so important, but Vilpas Vikings (Salo) lost it vs Karhu (Kauhajoki). Home court advantage and own fans helped, but not enough. Vilpas (6-25) suffered the loss # 9 in a row. Karhu (9-22) won 59-67. Samu Kaaresvirta (194-F-81) (Vilpas) hit treys, but Jeremiah Wood (200-F-85, agency: Court Side) (Karhu) was again game MVP: 22 pts/12 rbs. In Joensuu Kataja was leading big moments, but lost the 4th quarter by 13 pts and the game 99-105 vs visitor Torpan Pojat (Helsinki). Timothy Whitworth (198-G/F-81, agency: Court Side, college: Drexel) led Kataja with 26 pts. ToPo got 29 pts from Tyray Pearson (201-F-80, college: Iowa St.) and 27 pts from Obie Trotter (186-G-84, college: Alabama A&M). In Lappeenranta local YMCA defeated FoKoPo (Forssa) without difficulties 94-83. Robert Turner (206-F-82, agency: Liman Sports, college: Pepperdine) scored 33 pts for the hosts.
Vilpas - Kauhajoki 59-67 (32-28) (Samu Kaaresvirta 19 - Jeremiah Wood 22/12).
Kataja - Torpan Pojat 99-105 (50-45) (Tim Whitworth 26, Kristian Clarkson 19, Jeb Ivey 17 - Tyary Pearson 29, Obie Trotter 27, Michael Pounds 16).
YMCA Lappeenranta - FoKoPo 94-83 (47-28) (Robert Turner 33, Akeem Scott 19, JSon Stamper 16 - Rodrick Stewart 22, Kwamena Brace 17, Markus Molenius 17).

1st Division Round: 17 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Kerava ET - Tarmo 87-82
Brian Egwuatu (199-F-86, college: S.Carol.-Aiken) nailed 23 points and collected 11 rebounds to lead Kerava past Tarmo. Arsene Towa notched 15 points, 10 rebounds and 4 steals in the win. Esa Maki-Tulokas replied with 25 points and 10 rebounds for Tarmo.

Namika II - Lapua 65-79
Kyle Swanston (201-F, college: JMU) nailed 26 points to pace Lapua past Namika II. Rob Haynes added 22 points in the 14th win for the visitors. Olli Kaunomaki answered with game-high 38 points for Namika Lahti II.

Honka - Uusimaa 81-82
Pierre Jallow hit a free throw late in regulation to give Uusimaa the road win against Honka. Pete Trammell (196-G/F, college: Grand Valley St.) delivered 27 points and 11 boards for Uusimaa. Tuomas Viertola added 22 points for the winners. Sasu Salin replied with 18 points and 9 caroms for Honka.

Huima - Ura Basket 91-81
Huima recorded the ninth win as they toppled Ura Basket. Brian Leggett (200-C-86, college: Barton (NC)) notched 34 points and 12 boards for the winning side. Sami Mantymaa delivered 16 points for Huima. Jonas Mattila replied with 16 points for Ura Basket.

Wartti - BC Nokia 60-76
BC Nokia prevailed against Wartti on the road. Timo Riihela (193-G-80) scored 18 points and grabbed 9 rebounds to lead the visitors to the ninth win. Henri Hirvikoski nailed 16 points for Nokia. La Trice Little responded with 14 points, 6 boards and 3 assists for Wartti.

LoKoKo - Jyvaskyla 88-80
LoKoKo fired past Jyvaskyla for the 10th win in the season. John Pichon (196-F-86, agency: KMG Sports Management, college: Mc Neese St.) scored 23 points, pulled down 15 boards and issued 2 assists for LoKoKo. DeAndre Coleman delivered 22 points and 12 boards in the victory. Antti Siimes answered with 24 points and 9 rebounds for Jyvaskyla. Reijo Ojanen nailed 15 points in the loss.

Standings - Division I
1st Division Standings
 1. Tarmo 14-3 
 2. Lapua 14-3 
 3. Honka 12-5 
 4. Jyvaskyla 10-7 
 5. LoKoKo 10-7 
 6. BC Nokia 9-8 
 7. Huima 9-8 
 8. Uusimaa 6-11 
 9. Ura Basket 5-11 
 10. Kerava ET 5-12 
 11. Wartti 4-12 
 12. Namika II 3-14 

Stats Leaders - Division I
Points Per Game
  Avg: 22.5
 1. Swanston, Lapua22.5 
 2. Haynes, Lapua22.3 
 3. Leggett, Huima21.6 
 4. Coleman, LoKoKo21.2 
 5. Conerly, Tarmo20.5 
 6. Kaunomaki, Namika I.19.9 
 7. Riihela, BC Nokia19.7 
 8. Jallow, Uusimaa19.7 
 9. Stamper, Uusimaa19.3 
 10. Pichon, LoKo.17.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Arsene TOWA
  Kerava ET
  Avg: 13.4
 1. Towa, Kerava ET13.4 
 2. Nash, Lapua13.3 
 3. Coleman, LoKoKo12.3 
 4. Leggett, Huima12.2 
 5. Jallow, Uusimaa11.6 
 6. Douglas, Ura Basket11.4 
 7. Sampay, Huima11.4 
 8. Pichon, LoKoKo11.3 
 9. Stamper, Uusimaa10.4 
 10. King, Jyvasky.10.3 
Assists Per Game
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Ramey, LoKoKo4.8 
 2. Favors, Uusimaa4.7 
 3. Nikitin, Honka4.0 
 4. Conerly, Tarmo3.3 
 5. Coleman, LoKoKo3.1 
 6. Ahila, Jyvaskyla2.9 
 7. Huff, LoKoKo2.7 
 8. Riihela, BC Nokia2.7 
 9. Rokala, Ura Basket2.7 
 10. Pekkola, Namika2.4 
Steals Per Game
  Namika Lahti
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Pekkola, Namika II3.1 
 2. Nash, Lapua3.0 
 3. Stamper, Uusimaa2.5 
 4. Rokala, Ura Basket2.5 
 5. Favors, Uusimaa2.4 
 6. King, Jyvaskyla2.2 
 7. Hale, Tarmo2.0 
 8. Conerly, Tarmo2.0 
 9. Huff, LoKoKo2.0 
 10. Thomas, LoKo.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
  Namika II
  Avg: 1
 1. Johansson, Namika I.1.0 
 2. Graham, Tarmo0.8 
 3. Hale, Tarmo0.7 
 4. Hassinen, Wartti0.7 
 5. Streng, Namika II0.6 
 6. Egwuatu, Kerava ET0.6 
 7. Raami, Honka0.6 
 8. Koskinen, Namika I.0.6 
 9. Ahila, Jyvaskyla0.5 
 10. Leggett, Hui.0.5 


Stats Leaders - ProA
Points Per Game
  Avg: 19.5
 1. Obasohan, Hyeres-T.19.5 
 2. Spencer, Le Mans18.3 
 3. Roberson, Stras.18.0 
 4. Vassallo, Paris-.17.6 
 5. Banks, Orleans17.3 
 6. Chatfield, Rouen16.2 
 7. Greer, Nancy15.6 
 8. Woodside, Gravelines15.4 
 9. Robinson, Cholet15.2 
 10. Miller, Le Hav.15.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mouhamed SENE
  Avg: 12.6
 1. Sene, Hyeres-Toulon12.6 
 2. Issa, Vichy11.3 
 3. Falker, Cholet9.2 
 4. Greer, Nancy8.7 
 5. Nsonwu, Roanne8.6 
 6. Edwards, Grave.8.2 
 7. Fazekas, Dijon7.8 
 8. Terrell, Hyeres-T.7.2 
 9. Akpomedah, Grave.7.1 
 10. Akingbala, Nan.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Shawnta ROGERS
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Rogers, Rouen7.8 
 2. Reid, Vichy7.5 
 3. Greer, Nancy6.2 
 4. Pierce, Hyeres-T.5.8 
 5. Neitzel, Chalon5.3 
 6. Sciarra, Orleans5.3 
 7. Everett, Chalon5.0 
 8. Heurtel, Strasbourg4.7 
 9. Woodside, Gravelines4.6 
 10. Tchicamboud, Nan.4.6 
Steals Per Game
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Linehan, Cholet2.9 
 2. Rogers, Rouen2.5 
 3. Flowers, Vichy2.1 
 4. Greer, Nancy2.1 
 5. Miller, Le Havre1.9 
 6. Banks, Orleans1.8 
 7. Ball, Paris-Levallois1.8 
 8. Issa, Vichy1.8 
 9. Wright, Le Mans1.7 
 10. Spencer, Le Ma.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Mouhamed SENE
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Sene, Hyeres-Toulon2.5 
 2. Issa, Vichy2.4 
 3. Akpomedah, Grave.1.8 
 4. Slaughter, Nancy1.6 
 5. Akingbala, Nancy1.6 
 6. Badiane, Poitiers1.6 
 7. Fazekas, Dijon1.3 
 8. Darden, Strasbourg1.3 
 9. Falker, Cholet1.2 
 10. Prowell, Pari.1.1 

Stats Leaders - ProB
Points Per Game
  Avg: 20
 1. Siggers, Lille20.0 
 2. Davis, Charleville19.0 
 3. McKenzie, St Va.16.9 
 4. Mohammed, Limoges16.7 
 5. Huertas, Fos Ouest16.4 
 6. Dunn, Maurienne16.3 
 7. Ingram, Clermont16.3 
 8. Gipson, Pau-Lacq.16.3 
 9. Coleman, Bourg15.9 
 10. Gay, Fos Oue.15.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Devonne GILES
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Giles, Nantes10.3 
 2. Vebobe, Antibes9.3 
 3. McClark, Bourg8.8 
 4. Bing, Clermont8.6 
 5. Fahnbulleh, Quimper8.6 
 6. Melicie, Brest8.5 
 7. Badiane, Maurienne8.0 
 8. McKenzie, St Va.7.5 
 9. Mathis, Evreux7.5 
 10. Janisius, Charlevil.7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Philippe DA SILVA
  Avg: 8.2
 1. Da Silva, Evreux8.2 
 2. Taylor, Le Portel6.7 
 3. Kerckhof, Antibes6.3 
 4. Mullins, Bourg6.1 
 5. Gipson, Pau-Lacq.6.1 
 6. Downey, Nantes6.0 
 7. McIntosh, St Va.5.9 
 8. Ingram, Clermont5.3 
 9. Dunn, Maurienne5.3 
 10. Cisse, Fos Oue.5.2 
Steals Per Game
 Mykal RILEY
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Riley, Nanterre3.1 
 2. Driss, Bordeaux3.1 
 3. Craven, Boulazac2.9 
 4. Mullins, Bourg2.5 
 5. Siggers, Lille2.4 
 6. Da Silva, Evreux2.3 
 7. Paelay, Charleville2.2 
 8. Periac, Bordeaux2.2 
 9. McKenzie, St Va.2.1 
 10. Smith, Quimp.2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 John FORD
  Avg: 2
 1. Ford, Limoges2.0 
 2. Williams, Bordeaux1.8 
 3. Gay, Fos Ouest1.8 
 4. Badiane, Maurienne1.6 
 5. Owona, Bordeaux1.6 
 6. Gouez, Lille1.2 
 7. Bauer, Pau-Lacq.1.0 
 8. Joseph, Pau-Lacq.0.9 
 9. McClark, Bourg0.9 
 10. N''Diaye, Le Port.0.9 

Pro A, Round 18 review: Another win for No.1 Le Mans - by Eurobasket News
Rouen - Gravelines 77-80
Gravelines grabbed valuable road win against Rouen staying on third place in Pro A with 12-6 record. J.K. Edwards (202-C/F-82, college: UNLV) led the winning squad with 19 points and 9 rebounds. Yannick Bokolo (191-G-85) had 18 pts and 7 boards, while Cyril Akpomedah (203-F-79) added 15 pts and 8 rebs. In Rouen (5-13), Eric Chatfield (191-G-79, college: N.Mexico) delivered 19 pts.

ASVEL - Orleans 55-76
Orleans trashed ASVEL in the opening game of Round 18. Cedrick Banks (190-G-81, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: Ill.-Chicago) was totally the best player in this victory with 25 points and 5 rebounds. Mindaugas Lukauskis (198-G-79) answered with 16 points in loss. Orleans 11-7, ASVEL 8-10.

Le Havre - Strasbourg 83-71
7-11 for Le Havre and 6-12 for Strasbourg after this game. James J.J. Miller (180-G-79, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: N.Carolina A&T) stepped up for the hosts with 20 points and 8 assists. Victor King (196-G-81, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: Texas A&M) also shined adding 18 pts and 6 as. Visitors got 19 points and 6 boards from Tremmell Darden (194-G/F-81, college: Niagara).

Paris-Levallois - Dijon 84-72
Adolphe Michel Jean-Baptiste (205-C-79) led the scorers in victory with 15 and Joachim Ekanga Ehawa (188-G-77) netted one point less. Roger Powell (198-F-83, agency: Interperformances, college: Illinois) had 22 pts and 6 boards on the other side. Paris-Levallois 9-9, Dijon 4-14.

Hyeres-Toulon - Poitiers 77-82
Kenny Younger scored 19 points leading his Poitiers to 7th victory of the season. Pierre-Yves Guillard (201-F-84) had 18 and Tommy Gunn (191-G-81, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Middle Tenn.St.) added 16 pts, plus 7 assists. Pierre Pierce (193-G-83, college: Iowa) replied with 18 points and 6 boards for the hosts. His Toulon dropped to 9-9.

Chalon - Nancy 92-74
Chalon got double-double of 27 points and 11 rebounds from Taj Gray (202-F/C-84, college: Oklahoma). Terrell Everett (193-G-84, agency: ZAG Advocates, college: Oklahoma) and Blake Schilb (201-G-83, agency: ZAG Advocates, college: Loyola, IL) helped with 17 and 16 points respectively. Ricardo Greer (197-F/G-78, college: Pittsburgh) replied with 16 points and 8 boards in defeat. Chalon 5-13, Nancy 11-7.

Cholet - Vichy 64-63
Cholet stays the second ranked team (14-4) in the league after tiny 64-63 win against Vichy. The hosts had only Samuel Mejia (198-G-83, college: De Paul) with double-digits (18 points). But at the same time each of Cholet's players managed to score at least 2 pts in this game. In Vichy (10-8), Zach Moss (201-F-81, agency: ACMT, college: Mountain St.) collected 27 points and 6 rebounds.

Le Mans - Roanne 73-58
16th win for the top-ranked Le Mans, who got 22 points and 8 rebounds from Dewarick Spencer (193-G-82, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: Arkansas St.). Marc Salyers (205-F-79, college: Samford) had 14 and Maleye NDoye (203-F-80, college: Furman) helped with one point less. Mouloukou Diabate (180-G-87) delivered 15 pts for Roanne (10-8).

Pro B: Round 19 review - by Eurobasket News
Maurienne - Limoges 82-79
Maurienne (12-7) handed fifth loss of the season to Limoges, helping Pau-Orthez to stay on top alone. Chris Dunn (191-G-83, college: W.Virginia St.) was a key player in victory scoring 23 points and handing out 6 assists. Karim Souchu (198-F-79, agency: Court Side, college: Furman) collected 19 pts in defeat.

Bourg - Fos Ouest 83-70
Bourg had Thomas Dubiez (195-G-80) in a game mood with 24 points, Daniel Coleman (206-F-85, college: Minnesota) had 16 points and 6 boards, while Gary Chathuant (196-F/G-83) added 14 pts and 6 rebounds. Visitors got 20 points and 6 boards from Sherman Gay (201-F-82, college: Loyola Marymount). Bourg 12-7, Fos Ouest 7-12.

Nantes - Quimper 56-61
Quimper registered 5th victory, what is still not enough for avoiding the last place in Pro B Standings. Steve Smith (200-F-81, agency: Liman Sports, college: Iona) was the leading player in Quimper with 18 points. Devonne Giles (203-F-83, college: Texas Tech) responded with 24 points and 15 rebounds for Nantes (7-12).

Evreux - St Vallier 81-87
9-10 for St Vallier and 12-7 for Evreux after this game. Amadi McKenzie (201-F-86, agency: Hart Sports Mngm) top-scored with 19, while Jean-Michel Mipoka (200-F-85) (7 rebs, 6 as) and David Denave (193-G-85) added 18 points each. Joshua Gomes (190-G-83, agency: ZAG Advocates, college: E.Illinois) and Michael Doles (198-F-82, college: Va Commonwealth) delivered 19 pts each in defeat.

Pau-Lacq-Ort. - Brest 88-48
Pau-Lacq-Orthez destroyed Brest and once again stays on top of Pro B standings alone, due to Limoges road loss against Maurienne. Marko Maravic shined for the hosts with 20 points and 9 rebounds. Armand Charles (193-F-83) had 14 points and 5 rebounds in Brest (6-13).

Boulazac - Lille 79-83
Jason Siggers (187-G-85, college: Albany) stepped up in victory with 18 points, and Anthony Stanford (196-F-71, agency: Interperformances, college: Akron) followed with 14 pts and 8 boards. In the loosing squad, Antwon Hoard delivered 21 pts. Lille 10-9, Boulazac 8-11.

Le Portel - Nanterre 90-55
Le Portel had Edouard Choquet (187-G-88) with 18 and Nigel Wyatte (204-F/C-81, agency: Court Side, college: Wagner) added 14 points, plus 5 rebounds in this victory. Xavier Corosine (185-G-85) replied with 18 points in loss. Le Portel 12-7, Nanterre 11-8.

Antibes - Bordeaux 75-67
Luc-Arthur Vebobe (203-F-80, college: Hawaii) stepped up for the winners in this game with 21 points and 8 rebounds. In the loosing squad, Akselis Vairogs (195-F-85) had 19 pts. Antibes 8-11, Bordeaux 7-12.

Charleville - Clermont 88-80
The box-score will be available soon.


D1 Standings
Superleague Standings
Places 1-6
 1. V.Osiguruvanje 2-0 
 2. Torus 1-1 
 3. Ovce Pole 1-1 
 4. Feni Indistrija 1-1 
 5. Pelister 0-1 
 6. Rabotnicki 0-1 
Places 7-9
 1. MZT Skopje 0-0 
 2. Vardar 2000 0-0 
 3. Plejmejker K. 0-0 


Superleague: Round 10 - by Akaki Bakradze
Batumi vs. Dinamo 97:91

It was exciting match. Dinamo was close to victory, but on the last minutes Batumi was stronger. Imnadze made double-double (33 pts. 23 rbs.) for Batumi and Duda Sanadze 35 points for Dinamo.

TSU vs. MIA 73:76

MIA won through the good play of Giorgi Markoishvili, who returned after injury.

GSAU vs. Samedicino 74:69

Samedicino led almost the entire match, but the experienced GSAU snatched victory in the last minutes. Tsivtsivadze scored 25 points for GSAU.

Merani vs. Energy 47:103

Rustavi went to win almost as easily as Sokhumi, which was awarded the victory due to the fact that Avia knocked out of championship.
Sokhumi vs. Avia 20:0

Giorgi Markoishvili (200-G/F-83)

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


The Deutsche Bank Skyliners Get Some Indirect Help From Groundhog Phil Nipping Ratiopharm Ulm 84-77 - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

The Deutsche Bank Skyliners might of got some unexpected help from Phil the ground hog from Punxsutawney where Ratiopharm Ulm coach Mike Taylor comes from as he came out from his burrow on Feb 2nd as it was sunny meaning that there would be another six weeks of winter which may of effected their play as they were pinched by Frankfurt in crunch time 84-77. Frankfurt didnt have a Bill Murray (Groundhog Day 1993 film) experience on the court having to go through the same kind of misfortune on the court as the actor did having to recount Groundhog day after day as Frankfurt had Seth Doliboa (203-F-80, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Wright St.) who got Frankfurt through the hard times during the game and was a monster under the basket. 'We were the groundhog shadow for Ratiopharm Ulm. I think that they played decent and were much improved from the first win in Ulm. I dont see them as having another six weeks of winter on the court', added Seth Doliboa (203-F-80, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Wright St.). Ratiopharm Ulm coach Mike Taylor had his hardships during the game getting a technical foul, but was happy about his teams performance despite the loss and that his family from the States were there to watch the game. 'Frankfurt had a lot of energy. We didnt execute well at the end, but I dont think that we will see six more weeks of winter. I think that the team is headed in the right direction and I hope we get more heated up in the next weeks', expressed Ratipharm coach Mike Taylor . With the win, The Deutsche Bank Skyliners move to position four with a record of 14-8, while Ratiopharm Ulm move to position 13 with a record of 8-14. After a big win at home against Phoenix Hagen last week, Ratiopharm Ulm couldnt close the door on Frankfurt in crunch time. 'This was a tough loss. I really thought that we could win this game. We got down in the fourth, but came back, but just couldnt come back a second time', expressed Ratiopharm Ulm guard Austen Rowland (186-G-81, agency: Court Side, college: Lehigh). After the bitter loss in Tuebingen, Frankfurt had to regroup and get a win at home. 'It was a hard fought game. We showed character by not letting their runs deter our game', said Skyliner American Grayson Moyer (196-G-86, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Humboldt St.).

Ratiopharm Ulm mascot Spass the rabbit didnt make the trip to Frankfurt to lead support and somehow hiding a rabbits foot for luck on the Ballsporthalle floor was forgotten as well since some of that luck was missing in the crunch time. 'I guess that Ratiopharm left the rabbits foot at home. I guess someone will have to answer for that', joked Grayson Moyer (196-G-86, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Humboldt St.). 'I kind of missed the rabbits foot tonight. It must of gotten lost in whats left of the snow', commented 2006 & 2007 NCAA champion with Florida Lee Humphrey (188-G-84, college: Florida) Skyliner Seth Doliboa (203-F-80, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Wright St.) found the rabbits foot and didnt let any of that luck rub off on Ratiopharm. 'We cooked up the rabbits foot and ate it just for principle', joked Ohio Native Seth Doliboa (203-F-80, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Wright St.). 'We didnt have our mascot here. If he had been here, then we might of made a few more shots', added ex Giessen 46er Austen Rowland (186-G-81, agency: Court Side, college: Lehigh).Skyliner coach Murat Didin (agency: Interperformances ) didnt believe too much in the rabbits foots, but more with the desire of the team to win. 'Even if a team makes many mistakes, it is still able to win if it continues to hustle. I think that we kept the rabbits foot away with our maximum hustle. If you hustle then you deserve to win and keep the luck', stressed Skyliner coach Murat Didin (agency: Interperformances ).

After the 7-13 first half start by Ratiopharm Ulm, coach Mike Taylor decided to do a few new things in preparation for the second half of the season with a five game trip to China and playing the trumpet together with German National player Per Gunther (185-G-88, agency: Rasmussen Services) at a local Ulm radio station recently. Ratiopharm Ulm got off to a 1-1 start after the Allstar break and there possibly could be one more experience that might give the team enough luck to get the team going in a very positive direction. There is a saying where everything is perfect in 3s. 'I am not sure how Ratiopharm Ulm can get some more added luck, but maybe if the whole team bets on one team at the Superbowl and win as a team, then they might be able to take that confidence on the court', joked Grayson Moyer (196-G-86, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Humboldt St.). 'We dont need another China or trumpet play, but just play better basketball in the second half of the season', commented Lee Humphrey. Seth Doliboa (203-F-80, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Wright St.) kept the Ulm trumpet experience in the back of his mind and had some advice of getting some musical inspiration from another instrument. 'Ratiopharm Ulm should get some guitar lesions from Marius Nolte. Marius is pretty entertaining and very good', joked Seth Doliboa (203-F-80, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Wright St.). Skyliner coach Murat Didin (agency: Interperformances ) couldnt really help with any ideas about luck since it is something that Ratiopharm Ulm has to find themselves. 'They have to believe on their own luck. An outside guy like me can never influence your luck. It is something between Ratiopharm Ulm and god', stressed Murat Didin (agency: Interperformances ). 'Maybe we should go parachuting for some extra luck', laughed Ratiopharm Ulm forward Robin Benzing (208-F-89).

The game also was the Ballsporthalle debut of ex TV Langen forward Robin Benzing (208-F-89) who was being watched by ex teammates like Marco Voller of TV Langen and finished with two halves like night and day. At halftime he had three points on 1/6 shooting, but in the second half scored 17 points shooting 5/5. He is seen as one of the biggest talents in Germany and didnt let the history between him and the Skyliners put a damper in his game. He was in good spirits after the game and had only positive words for the Skyliners and Murat Didin (agency: Interperformances ). 'It was nice to be here and a lot of fun. I spoke to Didin before the game and we have a normal relationship with each other. I didnt have much space to get inside and didnt put any pressure on my game after my slow first half. I just kept shooting, because sooner than later my shots will fall', stressed Robin Benzing (208-F-89). Coach Murat Didin (agency: Interperformances ) was in high spirits long after the game in the VIP room enjoying a nice vegetarian dish and speaking about Robin Benzing (208-F-89) in the best terms as if there had never been a problem. 'All is good with Robin. We talk and there is nothing strange or new with our relationship. Its good. He is an exceptional basketball talent and has a special gift from god with basketball. It is great that he is playing in Germany. If he had been in a serious basketball program like Ricky Rubio with 16 or 17, then he would be playing Euroleague now. It is nice to see that he is moving in a right direction', warned Murat Didin (agency: Interperformances ). Grayson Moyer (196-G-86, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Humboldt St.) had some duels with Benzing and was very impressed with the youth. 'Benzing is a good player. He does a bit of everything on the court. He is tall and athletic and goes hard to the basket to draw the foul. If you leave him open just for a second then he will hurt you with his shot. He is so tall that you cant get a hand up quick enough when he is open for a second', added Grayson Moyer (196-G-86, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Humboldt St.). Without the big clutch shots form Benzing in the fourth quarter, Ratiopharm Ulm would have been out of the game at the halfway point of the quarter. 'Robin played well. He made the big plays. He is so tall and long that he can easily draw fouls and stretches out the defense Not only in games does he make big shots, but also in practice. He has been the only guy to make this trick shot where he shoots the ball above the rafters lets the ball bounce and fall into the basket. It reminds me a bit of the Magic Johnson-Larry Bird Mcdonalds commercials', stated Lee Humphrey

Ratiopharm Ulm got prepared shortly before the jump ball with a little dance in the huddle while the fan attack Ulm fans were making loud cheers firing up the team. The Deutsche Bank Skyliners seemed not to notice this, but quickly got a wake up call as Ratiopharm didnt hesitate long getting a beautiful ally-op from Coleman Collins (206-F-86, agency: Interperformances, college: Virginia Tech) who flew to the hoop stuffing home a perfect lob from Rocky Trice after five seconds into the game. 'I dont have that in good memory as I was dunked over', added Seth Doliboa (203-F-80, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Wright St.). Both teams started off shooting very hot as Quantez Robertson (190-G-84, college: Auburn), Robin Benzing (208-F-89) and Aubrey Reese (183-G-78, agency: Interperformances, college: Murray St.) fired home three pointers as the game was knotted at 6-6. Ratiopharm Ulm quietly went on a 5-2 run as Collins scored on a mid distance jumper and a drive hard to the hoop past Seth Doliboa (203-F-80, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Wright St.). Ratiopharm Ulm led 11-8. Frankfurt retaliated with a 8-0 run to retake the lead 16-11. Ratiopharm Ulm was rushing their offense a bit and simply missing their shots while Frankfurt did a super job on the boards getting offensive rebounds. Doliboa started the rampage getting a Jenkins miss and making an over the head layup, Robertson scored on the fast break after a Reese steal and he then scored again fighting for two offensive rebounds and getting the hoop on the third try. Robertson was on the boards to Frankfurt with his athletic skill the same way Trice helps his team in this way. Frankfurt lost a bit concentration in the last minute as Rowland dropped a three pointer and Christian Burns (203-F-85, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Philadelphia) scored inside. After one quarter, the score was dead locked at 16-16. Frankfurt was shooting 33% from two point land and 67% from outside while Ratiopharm Ulm was shooting 36% from two point land and only 22% from outside. Frankfurt had the narrow 13-12 rebound advantage, but had already six turnovers while Ratiopharm Ulm only had three. 'I thought we played well. Seth Doliboa (203-F-80, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Wright St.) did a great job grabbing rebounds', stressed Grayson Moyer (196-G-86, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Humboldt St.).

The second quarter also started out with a bang as Skyliner center Greg Jenkins showed his crisp passing skills as he unleashed an ally-op pass to Seth Doliboa (203-F-80, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Wright St.). 'The beginning of the first three quarters had nice plays. Why the start of the fourth quarter didnt, I dont know, but 3 out of four spectacular plays is pretty good', joked Seth Doliboa (203-F-80, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Wright St.). The quarter would have four different lead changes. After this thunderous dunk, Ratiopharm Ulm shrugged it off and went on a 7-0 run to lead 23-18. Rowland hit a three pointer, Burns inside and Per Gunther (185-G-88, agency: Rasmussen Services) two free throws. It is no secret that the Frankfurt offense can get going at any moment and did as they started a 6-0 run. Reese scored inside getting a nice feed from Moyer and the made a nice cross over past Humphrey and getting a Frankfurt role. It didnt help Frankfurt that their free throw disease crept up on them as they missed two free throws. Burns gave Ratiopharm Ulm the lead back with a lay up 25-24. Frankfurt then fought back going on a 7-0 run to lead 31-25.Moyer made a huge three pointer as he fell back making the shot. Moyer looked totally recharged and healthy something which wasnt the case the last few games. Ratiopharm Ulm staged a come back to get back to 32-31 as Rockey Trice scored on the fast break after a quick smart pass by Benzing and then scored again getting an offensive rebound. Frankfurt closed out the second quarter with a 5-2 run as Derrick Allen (203-F-80, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Mississippi) and Moyer scored and Rowland closed out the scoring for Ratiopharm Ulm. 'Frankfurt was rushing their shots a bit in the second quarter and allowed Ratiopharm Ulm back into the game. Ulm was able to play their transition game and Rowland made big shots', commented Giessen 46er David Teague (196-G-83, college: Purdue). The Deutsche Bank Skyliner were shooting 43% from the field and 40% from the parking lot while Ratiopharm Ulm was shooting 34% from the field and 25% from the parking lot. Frankfurt had the 23-20 rebound lead, but had nine turnovers and Ratiopharm Ulm only six turnovers.

The third quarter remained very tight as there would be seven different lead changes. The third quarter also started with a spectacular play as Robin Benzing (208-F-89) came barrelling into the zone and looked more like a pitcher whizzing a fast ball at Derek Jeter than a forward trying to convert for two points as the ball went hard against the glass and went in. Trice and Collins tied the score twice, but Frankfurt was always able to regain the lead as Doliboa and Robertson scored inside which was followed by an Allen lay in as the Ulm defense was napping. Frankfurt led 43-39. Benzing was still shooting from outside, but his aggressiveness attacking inside would soon be born. Ratiopharm Ulm went on a mini 5-0 run as Humphrey nailed a three pointer and Collins scored inside. to lead 44-43. Both teams traded three pointers with Doliboa and Gunther, but Ratiopharm Ulm led 47-46. Doliboa scrapped under the hoop grabbed an offensive rebound giving Frankfurt the 48-47 lead, but that was topped by Collins who flew in the zone with a long one handed dunk as the lead went back to Ratiopharm Ulm 49-48. Benzing nailed a three pointer to extend the Ulm lead to 52-48, but it was the continued hard work by Allen as he scored with a baby hook shot and Doliboa got two free throws as Frankfurt led again 54-52. The last minute belonged to Robin Benzing (208-F-89) and Ratiopharm Ulm as the young 20 year old German blew by Moyer with a spin move to tie the score at 54. De Mello reacted with a pretty reverse lay up after retrieving a back door pass from Moyer, but it was Benzing that ended the quarter with a beautiful runner from beyond the three point line with two seconds remaining and making the shot. Ratiopharm Ulm had the slim 57-56 lead. 'I thought that Ratiopharm Ulm controlled the third quarter. They got Frankfurt out of their set play and forced them to quick shots. The few offensive rebounds by Collins were big. Frankfurt was unable to calm down and take care of the ball the way that they wanted to', stressed current BEKO BBL top scorer David Teague (196-G-83, college: Purdue). Ratiopharm Ulm was shooting 42% from two point land and 35% from the three point line while Frankfurt was shooting 52% from two point land and 38% from the three point line. Frankfurt had the slight 30-28 rebound edge while they had 12 turnovers and Ratiopharm Ulm only seven.

The fourth quarter remained tight, but the Deutsche Bank Skyliners would keep their lead half way through the fourth quarter and despite a Ratiopharm Ulm comeback, were able to pull out the win. Captain Pascal Roller (180-G-76) started to heat up at the start of the fourth quarter as he nailed a pull up jumper and then a three pointer. Ratiopharm Ulm big man Kevin Martin gave his team their last lead at 62-61 with two free throws. Frankfurt then went on a 8-0 run to lead 69-62 and would never look back again. Greg Jenkins made a lay in after getting a nice penetration kick pass from Roller. Doliboa then made a steal and stumbled, but got the pass out to Reese who went coast to coast for the lay up. Doliboa then scored inside. Frankfurt might have been able to put the game out of reach, but Moyer missed 2/3 free throws. Ratiopharm Ulm started a comeback courtesy of American Christian Burns (203-F-85, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Philadelphia) who likes to penetrate hard and then take the fade away jumper which worked twice. 'Burns is so quick with the ball that most position four players cant cover him. He has a strong shot and is one of the more underrated players in the league. He does get dumb offensive fouls though', added David Teague (196-G-83, college: Purdue).

Roller held some resistance making a three pointer to keep Frankfurt at a nice distance at 76-66. However Ratiopharm Ulm might of made some notes on how Frankfurt comes back in crunch time as they went on a 7-0 run to cut the Frankfurt lead to 76-74. Gunther scored inside, Benzing hit a clutch three pointer and Burns scored inside. The Ballsporthalle was awake as the tide of the game seemed to be changing. 'Frankfurt wasnt executing their offense while Ratiopharm Ulm picked it up a bit on offense and defense. Benzing and Burns made big shots and all of a sudden its a game again', stressed Indiana native David Teague (196-G-83, college: Purdue). Aubrey Reese (183-G-78, agency: Interperformances, college: Murray St.) then hit the shot of the game from the top of the key giving Frankfurt the commanding 83-77 lead. 'Reese likes to penetrate, but if he is open from outside then he should take the shot', expressed David Teague (196-G-83, college: Purdue). Ratiopharm Ulm still had a chance, but Burns missed two more chances which could of brought his team back to 83-81 as Frankfurt missed on offense, but it wasnt meant to be. 'The Frankfurt experience was too much for Ratiopharm Ulm. Frankfurt once again found a way to win. Frankfurt limited the Ulm transition baskets and getting to the hoop. Frankfurt made some big plays and the Reese shot sealed the win', added David Teague (196-G-83, college: Purdue). 'The Frankfurt experience hurt us. They were able to make some extra plays at the right time and we didnt make the shots that we needed to at the end', said Austen Rowland (186-G-81, agency: Court Side, college: Lehigh).

The Deutsche Bank Skyliners were led by Seth Doliboa (203-F-80, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Wright St.) with 18 points and 15 rebounds. He played a great game and did the rebounding work, said Robin Benzing (208-F-89). Aubrey Reese (183-G-78, agency: Interperformances, college: Murray St.) added 15 points and dished out five assists. Derrick Allen (203-F-80, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Mississippi) scored 13 points. Pascal Roller (180-G-76) chipped in with 12 points and Quantez Robertson (190-G-84, college: Auburn) with ten points. Ratiopharm Ulm was led by Robin Benzing (208-F-89) with 20 points. Christian Burns (203-F-85, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Philadelphia) added 15 points and six rebounds. Coleman Collins (206-F-86, agency: Interperformances, college: Virginia Tech) chipped in with 13 points, six rebounds and four assists.

The Deutsche Bank Skyliners shot very well from the field with 52% and 42% from outside while Ratiopharm Ulm shot 42% from the field, but only 33% from outside. Frankfurt controlled the boards 38-33 while getting 14 turnovers while Ratiopharm Ulm only had 10 turnovers. Ratiopharm Ulm has gotten the nasty habit of being a one on one kind of team, but showed that they are working on this problem and can play as a team as they stayed close with the more experienced Frankfurt team. 'Our transition defense has improved a lot this season and we are trying to get away from this one on one basketball. We are trying break down the opponents defense and make the extra pass. I think we have been doing this a lot better in the last games', warned Lee Humphrey For a team that lost seven key players and have many new guys, Ratiopharm Ulm showed their fighting qualities. 'We shared the ball well only we didnt shoot as well as we have liked. I think that just by staying close on the road against a team like Frankfurt was really positive', stressed Austen Rowland (186-G-81, agency: Court Side, college: Lehigh). This was a must win for Frankfurt and will need to be even stronger against the top teams, but the team left an impression on Robin Benzing (208-F-89). 'Frankfurt is a good team, plays strong defense, has good players and I could see them winning it all', warned Robin Benzing (208-F-89). Frankfurt wont look that far, but take it one game at a time. A top team is next on the agenda. 'We had to win this game after the bad Tuebingen loss. This win gave us confidence and should get us the right mindset for Bonn', stressed Seth Doliboa (203-F-80, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Wright St.). The Telekom Baskets Bonn host The Deutsche Bank Skyliners on February 13th at 20:00.

Lorenzo Williams (Giessen 46ers) Postgame Thoughts To 84-81 Win Against The Eisbaeren Bremerhaven - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Lorenzo Williams (191-G-84, agency: Court Side, college: Rice) (205-C/F-69, college: Stetson) is a 25 year old 191cm point guard that is playing his first season in the BEKO BBL with The Giessen 46ers. He was born in Arkansas, but grew up in Texas. He played at Rice University from 2003-2007. In his senior year, he played 29 games averaging 9.1ppg, 2.5rpg, 5.0apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 45.7%, 3Pts: 34.6%, FT: 71.4%. He was drafted by the Anaheim Arsenal in 2007, but decided to come to Europe and played in Germany for BC Groer Recycling Weissenhorn, but left during the season, in March 2008 and moved to Skanska Pezinok (Slovakia-Extraliga). Last season, he played in Slovakia for AB Cosmetics Pezinok playing 28 games: Score-2 (20.8ppg), 3.2rpg, Assists-2 (5.8apg), 1.8spg, 2FGP: 62.3%, 3PT: 39.8%, FT: 83.9%.. He spoke to eurobasket after the 84-81 win in Bremerhaven.

The Giessen 46ers had a big win on the road against The Eisbaeren Bremerhaven 84-81. How big was this win after the seven game losing streak?

This was a huge win. We had let some games get away in the last weeks. This was an important win on the road against a very good team.

The Giessen 46ers had some big wins against The Artland Dragons and EWE Baskets Oldenburg, but would it be fair to say that the win against Bremerhaven was the biggest of the season?

Yes this was the biggest win of the season considering the situation that we are in now. We played very hard and beat a good team.

Bremerhaven had a 46-41 lead at halftime. What were the main problems for The Giessen 46ers in the first half?

I thought that we played very solid, but had some missed rotations. I felt that if we would take better care of the ball and play even harder that we would get back into the game.

What did coach Vladi Bogojevic tell the team at halftime to do better in the second half?

Vladi told us just to focus. We had given up wide open shots and had had turnovers in the first quarter. He told us too limit our turnovers and get hands up on their shots.

The Giessen 46ers played stronger in the second half and as Osvaldo Jeanty hit a three pointer early in the fourth quarter would never look back again. Why was Giessen so strong in this phase?

We always practice these kind of situations in practice and to be strong in fourth quarter situations. It worked well for us tonight.

You hit a big three pointer to give Giessen the 83-79 lead with 41 seconds to play. How confident were you that Giessen was going to win at this point?

I wasnt totally sure that we had won the game at that point since there was still a lot of time to be played. But that shot helped us a lot since we had a two possession lead.

How has the Giessen 46 game became more stronger with the additions of Elvir Ovcina and Osvaldo Jeanty?

Ovcina gives us a low post presence that we didnt really have this season and he is a great passer. Jeanty is a great shooter and he can play more than one position. Both of them have been very positive for the team.

Elvir Ovcina led the team with 8 assists. Where would you rate him as a big man passer?

Ovcina is the best big man passer that I have ever played together with. He has a big basketball IQ and that just makes it a lot easier for everyone else on the court. He also gets players involved that dont usually get involved.and that makes the jobs easier of everybody else.

The Giessen 46ers shot 64% from the field. Were the Bremerhaven baskets nice and soft?

Actually I thought that the baskets felt pretty hard in warmups. We executed our offense well and all of our shots came out of our offense so it was easy tonight.

Lou Campbell did have 8 assists, but The Giessen 46ers held him to seven points on 3/11 shooting. Was this a key to winning in keeping hiss coring down?

Campbell is one of the best point guards in the BEKO BBL. As he goes, Bremerhaven goes. We did our best to contain him. He did get into the lane and set up guys, but overall I thought that we did a good job on him.

Who is your Superbowl Pick, score and MVP?

The Colts will win 31-27 and Peyton Manning will get the MVP.

What DVD is the team watching on the bus ride back to Giessen?

We are watching the Batman movie Dark Knight.
Thanks Zo for the chat.

Stats Leaders - 2.Bundesliga
Points Per Game
  ETB Wohnbau
  Avg: 23.2
 1. Kepkay, ETB W.23.2 
 2. Holloway, Hannover21.8 
 3. Roessler, Karlsruhe19.5 
 4. Hodges, Heidelberg19.4 
 5. Jeka, Cuxhaven18.4 
 6. Dorris, Cuxhaven18.4 
 7. Burleson, Heidelberg18.1 
 8. Komarek, Heide.18.0 
 9. Wachalski, Osnab.17.4 
 10. Baxley, Brav.17.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Alonzo HIRD
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Hird, Langen11.3 
 2. Smallwood, Braves9.7 
 3. Baker, Osnabrueck9.0 
 4. Black, Karlsruhe8.6 
 5. Maras, B.Muenchen8.4 
 6. Rastatter, Chemn.8.4 
 7. Richardson, Karls.8.0 
 8. Bynum, Crailsheim8.0 
 9. Ferguson, Noerdlin.7.9 
 10. Jackson-W., Je.7.8 
Assists Per Game
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Holcomb-Faye, Bra.7.6 
 2. Jeka, Cuxhaven5.5 
 3. Bynum, Crailsheim5.4 
 4. Watson, Noerdlin.5.3 
 5. Kepkay, ETB W.5.1 
 6. Holloway, Hannover4.9 
 7. Burleson, Heidelberg4.8 
 8. Brooks, Kirchheim4.4 
 9. Hodges, Heidelberg4.1 
 10. Freymond, Kir.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Emmanuel HOLLOWAY
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Holloway, Hannover2.5 
 2. Brooks, Kirchheim2.5 
 3. Dorris, Cuxhaven2.2 
 4. Burleson, Heidelberg2.2 
 5. Scott, Kirchheim2.0 
 6. Hunter, Freiburg1.9 
 7. Jeka, Cuxhaven1.8 
 8. Watson, Noerdlin.1.8 
 9. Hodges, Heidelberg1.7 
 10. Johnson, Chemni.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Anthony SLACK
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Slack, Hannover2.2 
 2. Schoo, Hannover1.5 
 3. De Michael, Kirchheim1.5 
 4. Maras, B.Muenchen1.4 
 5. Hill, Jena1.2 
 6. Fuller, Cuxhaven1.2 
 7. Tarver, Braves1.0 
 8. Buse, Osnabrueck1.0 
 9. Seward, Bayreuth1.0 
 10. Shabazz, Je.1.0 

1.Bundesliga Round: 22 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Phoenix Hagen - Telekom B. 64-67
Phoenix Hagen lost to Telekom 64:67 as the winners got 15-7 record. Chris Ensminger (209-C-73, agency: Limelight Hoops, college: Valparaiso) top-scored for the guests with 20 points and 12 rebounds, while Taylor Bryce scored 14. Kruel Bernd ended up with 13 points and 11 rebounds in defeat.

Brose Baskets - MBC 74-55
Brose Baskets is with 12-10 record cruising past MBC 74:55. Brian Roberts (188-G-85, agency: Arik Krayn Services) notched 21 points to lead all the winners and Brown Elton posted 14. Grunheid Guido and Bernard Wayne combined 30 points for the visiting side.

Duesseldorf - EWE Baskets 51-75
Duesseldorf lost to EWE Baskets 51:75 at the start of the Regular Season Round 22. Rickey Paulding (196-G-82, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Missouri) led the way with 17 points and Foster Je'Kel added 15. Carter responded with 10 points in the losing case.

ALBA - Walter Tigers 99-83
ALBA took 17-4 record on top beating Walter Tigers 99:83. Julius Jenkins (187-G-81, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Georgia Southern) paced the league-leaders with 30 points and Byars Derrick delivered 15. Wright Rashad scred 14, whilst McElroy Immanuel added 12. Jenkins Michael resisted with 28 points for the guests.

Dt.Bank SKY - ratiopharm 84-77
Dt.Bank SKY rolled over ratiopharm 84:77 as Seth Doliboa (203-F-80, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Wright St.) collected 18 points and 15 rebounds for the winners. Reese Aubrey followed him with 15 and Allen Derrick netted 13. Benzing Robin ended up with 20 points in the losing case.

Art.Dragons - NY Phantoms 60-66
Art.Dragons led 43:26 at the halftime over NY Phantoms, but sensationally lost 60:66. Jason Cain (208-F-85, college: Virginia) paced all the winnrs with 13 points, Hamilton Kevin notched 12 and Schaffartzik Heiko scored 11.Seggelke Alexander finished the night with 13 points for the home side.

EnBW L'burg - Pad.Baskets 84-79
EnBW Ludwigsburg cruised past Paderborn Baskets 84:79 for 10-11 record. Kyle Visser (211-C-85, college: Wake Forest) stepped up with 20 points and Haynes Michael followed him with 17. Langford Kevin produced the same number points in the losing effort.

Goettingen - TBB Trier 77-64
Goettingen was too good in the first half to beat TBB Trier 77:64 in total at the last game of the Regular Season Round 22. Dwayne Anderson (198-G/F-86, agency: Interperformances, college: Villanova) poured in 17 points and Boone Jason had 11 points and 11 boards. Copeland Christopher responded with 22 points for the guests.

Bremerhaven - LTi 46ers 81-84
LTi 46ers surprised Bremerhaven 84:81 in the only game on February 5, 2010. Trailing 41:46 at the halftime the guests won the third period 27-20 and held the score for good. Maurice Jeffers (194-G/F-79, college: St.Louis) paced all the winners with 23 points and Ovcina Elvir nailed 18. Drevo Andrew ended up with 19 points in the losing effort.

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

Standings - ProA
ProA Standings
 1. Bayreuth 18-1 
 2. Cuxhaven 15-4 
 3. Kirchheim 12-7 
 4. Braves 12-7 
 5. Karlsruhe 12-7 
 6. B.Muenchen 11-8 
 7. Chemnitz 10-9 
 8. Crailsheim 9-10 
 9. Hannover 9-10 
 10. Heidelberg 8-11 
 11. Osnabrueck 8-11 
 12. Jena 7-12 
 13. ETB Wohnbau 6-13 
 14. Freiburg 6-13 
 15. Noerdlingen 6-13 
 16. Langen 3-16 

Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga
Points Per Game
  LTi 46ers
  Avg: 20.4
 1. Teague, LTi 46ers20.4 
 2. Buford, Bremerha.17.5 
 3. Burns, ratiopharm15.8 
 4. Copeland, TBB Trier15.6 
 5. Oliver, Goettingen15.5 
 6. Jenkins, Walter T.15.1 
 7. Jeffers, LTi 46ers14.9 
 8. Reese, Dt.14.7 
 9. Jenkins, ALBA14.6 
 10. Allen,.14.6 
Rebounds Per Game
  Avg: 9.2
 1. Gibbs, Bremerhaven9.2 
 2. Ensminger, Telek.8.7 
 3. Johnson, LTi 46ers8.3 
 4. Kale, Phoenix Hagen7.7 
 5. Doliboa, Dt.7.2 
 6. Archibong, Duesseld.6.5 
 7. Burns, ratiopharm6.5 
 8. Travis, Walter Tigers6.5 
 9. Turek, Phoenix .6.4 
 10. Oliver, Goetting.6.3 
Assists Per Game
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Campbell, Bremerha.6.5 
 2. Jordan, Phoenix .6.0 
 3. Hamilton, NY Phant.5.9 
 4. Ratkovica, Walter T.5.6 
 5. Jordan, Telekom B.5.2 
 6. Reese, Dt.4.8 
 7. Ross, Art.Dragons3.7 
 8. Gamqrelidze, MBC3.7 
 9. Schaffartzik, NY Pha.3.7 
 10. Wright, AL.3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Roderick TRICE
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Trice, ratiopharm2.5 
 2. Jenkins, Walter T.2.0 
 3. Foster, EWE B.1.7 
 4. Hamilton, NY Phant.1.6 
 5. Ratkovica, Walter T.1.5 
 6. Bernard, MBC1.5 
 7. Teague, LTi 46ers1.5 
 8. Ross, Art.Dragons1.5 
 9. Martin, Bremerha.1.4 
 10. Anderson, Goe.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
  EWE Baskets
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Boumtje, EWE B.1.6 
 2. Turek, Phoenix .1.5 
 3. Ohlbrecht, Telek.1.4 
 4. Pleiss, Brose B.1.3 
 5. Lyde, Bremerhaven1.2 
 6. Chaney, EnBW L.1.0 
 7. Bryant, ratiopharm1.0 
 8. Visser, EnBW L.1.0 
 9. Flomo, Telekom B.0.9 
 10. Gilbert, M.0.8 

ProA Round: 19 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Heidelberg - B.Muenchen 62-85
Heidelberg lost to B.Muenchen 62:85 on Sunday. Kenny Barker (191-G-86, college: Alaska-Anch.) paced all the winners with 30 points and Maras Robert followed him with 18 points and 10 boards. Adeberg Sebastian delivered 14 poits for the home side.

Karlsruhe - Kirchheim 77-98
Karlsruhe was beaten at home by Kirchheim 77:98. Cedric Brooks (185-G-80, college: Pittsburg St.) shined with 23 points, 12 rebounds and 7 assists, while Scott Gordon posted 20. Roessler Rouven finished the game with 21 points for the home side.

Langen - Osnabrueck 72-85
Langen lost to Osnabrueck 72:85 at the Regular Season Round 19. Igor Simin (197-G-84, agency: Avi Zilberman) stepped up with 23 points for the winners and Wachalski Steve nailed 19. Hird Alonzo answered with 17 points in the losing effort.

Crailsheim - Braves 79-85
Braves had a 85:79 road win over Crailsheim for 12-7 record. Mirko Damjanovic (204-C-80) stepped up with 16 points, while Smallwood Marcus and Holcomb-Faye, Whit notched each. McAndrew Mark ended up with 21 points in the losing effort.

Jena - Noerdlingen 70-60
Jena rolled over Noerdlingen 70:60 as Simon Schmitz (188-G-90) and Hill Adrian combined for 35 points. Watson Giordan was responsible for 27 points in the losing effort and Archibald Casey scored 11.

Freiburg - Hannover 75-84
Hannover grabbed 84:75 win over Freiburg away from home as they got 25 points from Emmanuel Holloway (188-G-86, college: Illinois St.). Moten Brian posted 20 and Willis collected 13 points and 13 rebounds. Hunter Andrew responded with 20 points in the losing case.

ETB Wohnbau - Chemnitz 84-65
ETB Wohnbau cruised past Chemnitz 84:65 as Keonta Howell (193-G-85, college: Toledo) paced all the winners with 22 points and Kepkay Tyler as well as Chones Kendall had 17 each. Harbut Terren finished the game with 16 points for the guests.

Cuxhaven - Bayreuth 82-90
In the top game of the Regular Season Round 19 Cuxhaven lost to Bayreuth 82:90 as the latter improved to 18-1 record on top. Drew Williamson (183-G-84, college: ODU) and Seward Edward led the way with 15 points each, while Seward Edward and Schroeder Michael added 14 apiece. Jeka Lee responded with 26 points in the losing case.


Div.B Standing
B Standings
 1. Periko/Arhel. 13-2 
 2. Panelefsiniakos 12-3 
 3. Lavrio 11-4 
 4. Panerythraik. 11-4 
 5. AEK/Pegasus 10-5 
 6. MENT 8-7 
 7. Apollon Kal. 8-7 
 8. Aias Evosmou 8-7 
 9. Apollon 7-8 
 10. Doukas 7-8 
 11. Komotini 5-10 
 12. M.Alexandros 4-11 
 13. Keravnos Aigio 4-11 
 14. Mantoulidis 4-11 
 15. Agia Paras. 4-11 
 16. Anagennisi 3-12 

Round 15: Marousi did it again!! - by Chris Mammides
Marousi beat Olympiakos S.F.P. Pireus and is now figuring in the second position of the Greek league. After last Thursday's thriumph over the triple crowners, team of Panathinaikos, Head Coach Giorgos Bartzokas check mate head Coach Panayiotis Yiannakis and beat him easily with 82-74 in a game which finished a couple of hours ago. Marousi proved once more that is a Euroleague great team and this seazon will not be an easy task for Panathinaikos and Olympiakos to win the trophy without a fight. Top scorer and top performer was Konstantinos Kaimakoglou (206-C/F-83) who scored 19 points and dashed down 8 rebounds, not to mentio the very good defense over the the NBAers of Olympiakos S.F.P. Pireus who couln't help the teams as both Linas Kleiza (203-F-85, college: Missouri) and Josh Childress (203-G/F-83, college: Stanford) were in a bad day. Very good performance from Gordon Lukas (191-G-84, college: Virginia Tech) 14 points, 9 assists and 5 stolen balls in his best game since he arrived in Greece, William Keys (188-G-77, college: N.Mexico St.) scored 12 points, Dimitrios Mavroidis (208-C-85) 11 points and 8 rebounds and Pat Kalathis (208-G/F-85, college: St.Joseph's) who added 11 points and 5 rebounds showing that he is in a very good shape the last few weeks.

A1, Round 15: Marousi beats Olympiakos, PAO stays on top alone - by Eurobasket News
Marousi BC - Olympiakos 82-74
Marousi beat Olympiakos S.F.P. Pireus and is now figuring in the second position of the Greek league. After last Thursday's thriumph over the triple crowners, team of Panathinaikos, Head Coach Giorgos Bartzokas check mate head Coach Panayiotis Yiannakis and beat him easily with 82-74 in a game which finished a couple of hours ago. Marousi proved once more that is a Euroleague great team and this seazon will not be an easy task for Panathinaikos and Olympiakos to win the trophy without a fight. Top scorer and top performer was Konstantinos Kaimakoglou (206-C/F-83) who scored 19 points and dashed down 8 rebounds, not to mentio the very good defense over the the NBAers of Olympiakos S.F.P. Pireus who couln't help the teams as both Linas Kleiza and Josh Childress were in a bad day. Very good performance from Gordon Lukas (191-G-84, agency: Edge Sports, college: Virginia Tech) 14 points, 9 assists and 5 stolen balls in his best game since he arrived in Greece, William Keys (188-G-77, college: N.Mexico St.) scored 12 points, Dimitrios Mavroidis (208-C-85) 11 points and 8 rebounds and Pat Kalathis who added 11 points and 5 rebounds showing that he is in a very good shape the last few weeks. *by Chris Mammides

Aris - PAOK 69-59
Aris celebrated valuable win against PAOK joining it with 7-8 score. Mihalis Kakiouzis (206-C-76) shined for the hosts with 18 points and 6 rebounds. Kiki Clark (173-G-84, college: St.Peter's) netted 16 points. In defeat, Kenny Gregory (197-G/F-78, college: Kansas) had 16 pts and 7 boards.

VAP Kolossos - Trikalla 82-58
VAP Kolossos blasted Trikalla staying alone on the fifth place with 8-7 record. Lans Harris (196-G-84, college: Kansas St.) and David Monds (205-F-83, college: Oklahoma St.) paced the hosts to victory with 18 and 15 points respectively. Monds needed one more rebound for double-double. In Trikalla (4-11), Savo Djikanovic (211-C-75, agency: Beo Basket) nailed 12 pts.

Peristeri GS - Kavala/Panor. 73-68
Georgos Tsiakos (205-F/C-82, agency: FCM) was a key player for the winners with 16 points and 8 rebounds, while Jamie Arnold (203-F-75, agency: Avi Zilberman, college: Wichita St.) added 12 points and 7 boards. DeJuan Collins (188-G-76, college: Tuskegee) and Alexis Kyritsis delivered 15 points each in loss. Peristeri 7-8, Kavala 4-11.

Panellinios - Panathinaikos 63-75
PAO recovered from the Euroleague defeat against Marousi and managed to beat Panellinios 63-75. Nikola Pekovic (210-C-86, agency: Beo Basket) stepped up for the Greens with 14 points. Vassilis Spanoulis (193-G-82, agency: Beo Basket) had 11 and three players followed him with 10 points each. Olympiakos failed in this round, meaning that PAO stays on top alone with 14-1 record. Panellinios (9-6) got 21 points from Roderick Blakney (181-G-76, college: S.Carolina St.).

Olimpia L. - Ilysiakos 87-78
4-11 for Olimpia and 3-12 for Ilysiakos after this game. Demond Greene (185-G-79, agency: Court Side) was on fire in victory with 22 points, while Christophe Massie (206-F-77, agency: World Sport Agency, college: Memphis) helped with monster double-double of 19 points and 23 rebounds. Jamar Butler (185-G-85, agency: 540 Sports, college: Ohio St.) scored 17 points. Visitors got 20 points and 11 boards from Warren Carter (206-F-85, college: Illinois).

AEK - Panionios 89-56
AEK had an easy job against Panionios celebrating fifth victory of the season. Taurean Green (183-G-85, college: Florida) led the scorers in AEK with 15, while Torin Francis (210-F-83, college: Notre Dame) and Prodromos Nikolaidis (201-F-78) followed with points 14 each. Francis pulled down 13 rebounds beside that. In Panionios (7-8), Giannis Kalambokis (195-G-78, agency: FCM) delivered 19 pts.

Stats Leaders - A1
Points Per Game
 Zoran ERCEG
  Avg: 17.8
 1. Erceg, Panionios17.8 
 2. Abrams, Trikalla17.3 
 3. Arnold, Perister.16.6 
 4. Harris, VAP K.16.4 
 5. Childress, Olympiakos16.4 
 6. Kleiza, Olympiakos16.4 
 7. Green, AEK15.8 
 8. Carter, Ilysiakos15.1 
 9. Kaimakoglou, Marou.15.0 
 10. Gregory, PA.14.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Christophe MASSIE
  Olimpia L.
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Massie, Olimpia L.10.3 
 2. Carter, Ilysiakos8.1 
 3. Bryant, Panionios8.1 
 4. Francis, AEK7.4 
 5. Arnold, Perister.7.2 
 6. Erceg, Panionios6.6 
 7. Papadopoulos, PAOK6.5 
 8. Dozier, VAP K.6.5 
 9. Homan, Marousi BC6.1 
 10. Alexander, Kava.6.0 
Assists Per Game
  Avg: 5
 1. Teodosic, Olympiakos5.0 
 2. Dickel, Trikalla4.8 
 3. Karidas, Ilysiakos4.5 
 4. Diamantidis, Panath.4.4 
 5. Lukas, Marousi BC4.2 
 6. Papaloukas, Olymp.3.8 
 7. Green, AEK3.8 
 8. Collins, Kavala/P.3.8 
 9. Vasiljevic, VAP K.3.7 
 10. Spanoulis, Pana.3.6 
Steals Per Game
  Avg: 2
 1. Dickel, Trikalla2.0 
 2. Diamantidis, Panath.2.0 
 3. Lukas, Marousi BC1.9 
 4. Nikolaidis, AEK1.9 
 5. Katsares, Trikalla1.8 
 6. Petway, Ilysiakos1.7 
 7. Hammonds, Perister.1.7 
 8. Karidas, Ilysiakos1.7 
 9. Green, Olimpia L.1.6 
 10. Collins, Kavala.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Petway, Ilysiakos2.2 
 2. Vougioukas, Panellin.1.6 
 3. Harissis, VAP K.1.2 
 4. Benton, Ilysiakos1.1 
 5. Homan, Marousi BC1.1 
 6. Mavroidis, Marou.1.0 
 7. Fotsis, Panathinaikos0.9 
 8. Dozier, VAP K.0.8 
 9. Carter, Ilysiakos0.8 
 10. Francis, A.0.7 

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


Standings - Eredivisie
Eredivisie Standings
 1. Giants 19-4 
 2. GasTerra F. 18-3 
 3. Eiff.Towers 15-6 
 4. ZZ Leiden 15-8 
 5. M.Magix 12-10 
 6. DeFriesland 11-12 
 7. Upstairs Weert 8-15 
 8. EclipseJet 7-14 
 9. Landstede 3-19 
 10. Rotterdam 3-20 

Stats Leaders - Eredivisie
Points Per Game
 Elijah PALMER
  Upstairs Weert
  Avg: 19.9
 1. Palmer, Upstairs.19.9 
 2. Gibson, ZZ Leiden19.0 
 3. Boxley, ZZ Leiden18.0 
 4. Thomas, M.Magix16.9 
 5. Monroe, DeFriesl.16.1 
 6. Haryasz, GasTerra.15.0 
 7. McGhee, ZZ Leiden15.0 
 8. Hendley, Landstede14.7 
 9. Mason, EclipseJet14.2 
 10. LeMelle, ZZ Leid.14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Hilliman, Rotterdam10.2 
 2. Ellis, GasTerra F.9.1 
 3. Palmer, Upstairs.9.0 
 4. McGhee, ZZ Leiden8.3 
 5. Nelson, Upstairs.8.3 
 6. Beasley, Eiff.Tow.8.3 
 7. Haryasz, GasTerra.8.1 
 8. Monroe, DeFriesl.7.9 
 9. Griffin, Giants7.9 
 10. Boxley, ZZ Leid.7.8 
Assists Per Game
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Thomas, M.Magix7.3 
 2. Oliver, Eiff.Towers5.5 
 3. Porter, Upstairs.4.8 
 4. Bauscher, GasTerra.4.7 
 5. Defares, Giants4.6 
 6. Bostain, GasTerra.4.3 
 7. Gibson, ZZ Leiden4.2 
 8. Blackwood, DeFriesl.4.1 
 9. Slagter, Giants3.9 
 10. Moore, DeFriesla.3.9 
Steals Per Game
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Thomas, M.Magix3.3 
 2. Bostain, GasTerra.2.9 
 3. Bauscher, GasTerra.2.7 
 4. Rodgers, EclipseJet2.6 
 5. de Randamie, Eclip.2.6 
 6. Dourisseau, GasTerra.2.6 
 7. Oliver, Eiff.Towers2.3 
 8. Flowers, M.Magix2.3 
 9. Kimbrough, Giants2.2 
 10. Mason, EclipseJ.2.2 
Blocks Per Game
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Hughes, M.Magix2.1 
 2. Hilliman, Rotterdam1.6 
 3. Boxley, ZZ Leiden1.5 
 4. Slor, ZZ Leiden1.5 
 5. Townes, GasTerra.1.1 
 6. Porter, Upstairs.1.0 
 7. Haryasz, GasTerra.0.9 
 8. Kuijper, ZZ Leiden0.9 
 9. Williams, Landstede0.8 
 10. Richardson, Eiff.T.0.8 

Standings - Promotie Divisie
Prom.Divisie Standings
 1. Binnenland 13-1 
 2. MSV 11-3 
 3. Red Giants 10-4 
 4. Amsterdam 2 10-4 
 5. Hoofddorp 8-7 
 6. Leiden 2 7-7 
 7. Goba 7-8 
 8. Groene 6-7 
 9. Punch 5-8 
 10. BV Rooi 5-10 
 11. High Five 3-11 
 12. Akrides 3-11 
 13. Landstede 2 2-11 


Round 17: Saturday's games - by Tamas Deri
After a tied first half the guests played on an other speed in the second half and won by 13 points. American forward, Darius Rice scored 23 points - 1/2 2pt's, 6/7 3pt's, 3/4 FT's - and grabbed 8 rebounds. Point guard, Thomas Kelley had almost a double-double with 22 points and 9 assists. Rashaan Ames had 16 points in the defeat.

PVSK-PANNONPOWER - Szolnoki Olaj KK 75-88
(20-25, 22-17, 21-25, 12-21)
Pecs, Att.: 1200, Referees: Palla Z., Torok R., Farkas G. (Major)
PVSK: Rashaan Ames (184-G-78, college: Shaw) 16/12, Lakatos 6, Zeljko Bojovic (200-F-81) 13/6, Eilingsfeld -, Helbich 12, Canak 10, Czigler 15, Hosszu 3/3, Rujak -, Coach: Ivica Mavrenski
Szolnok: Thomas Kelley (188-G-77, agency: Avi Zilberman, college: Michigan St.) 22/15, Marton Fodor (191-G-81, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) 13/6, Vesztergom 7/3, Darius Rice (208-F-82, college: Miami, FL) 23/18, Barro 12, Varadi 3/3, Grebenar -, Aleksic 6/6, Harazin 2, Coach: Por Peter

Even as last week in Szolnok, Falco KC lost in a very close game again! The guests were up by 4 points in the half time, but the home team started the second half better and won the 3rd quarter by 9 and keep 5 points at the end. Michael Lee had a great game with 21 points and 1 rebounds. Even George Banks had a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Domestic guard, Adam Hanga helped his team with 20 points and 7 rebounds. David Toya had almost a DD with 14 points and 8 rebounds. Winsome Frazier collected 24 points, 6 rebounds and 3 steals. Laszlo Kalman was close to a DD with 17 points and 7 assists, also Emmanuel Dies with 14 points and 9 rebounds.

Albacomp - Falco-SZOVA KC 85-80
(16-21, 24-23, 27-18, 17-18)
Szekesfehervar, Att.: 2200, Referees: Adam J., Kiraly L., Kiss L. (Faidt)
Albacomp: Simon 9, Adam Hanga (201-G-89, agency: FCM) 20/9, David Toya (200-G/F-76) 14/6, Michael Lee (206-F-86) 21, George Banks (202-F/C-72, agency: Elfus-Siegel Management (ESM), college: UTEP) 13/6, Radovic 8, Keller -, Farkas A. Fodor K. -, Coach: Srecko Sekulovic
Falco: Laszlo Kalman (186-G-72, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) 17/3, Pankar -, Winsome Frazier (193-G/F-82, agency: Interperformances, college: Mississippi St.) 24/3, Kazlauskas 14/12, Emmanuel Dies (204-F/C-77, agency: Interperformances, college: Kansas St.) 14, Borszeki -, Wilson 11/3, Horti -, Szanati -, Coach: Nikola Lazic

ZTE had the 17th win in the sason last night. Dombovar - without Lagrange who moved to Paks and american big man Dustin Villepigue (206-F-83, college: UNLV) because of an injury - could not stop coach Volgyi's team. The guests started the second half very well and were down only by 8 points, but the home team had an amazing run and scored 36 points in only 10 minutes. Calvin Watson had 21 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Kyle Wilson delivered again a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Hungarian big man, Adam Toth (208-F/C-89) helped his team with 16 points and 6 rebounds in only 22 minutes on the court. Tory Walker was the best player of Dombovar with 19 points and 6 rebounds, Ferenc Csirke added 16 points on the losing effort.

Zalakeramia ZTE KK - Dombovar KC 101-68
(26-11, 23-20, 27-22, 25-15)
Zalaegerszeg, Att: 2000, Forrai S., Toth K., Szabo G. (Gencsev dr.)
ZTE: Hinnant 7, Calvin Watson (196-G-85, agency: Court Side, college: N.Texas) 21, Kaman 13/9, Kyle Wilson (206-F-83, college: Wichita St.) 15/9, Trepak 7/3, Adam Toth 16/3, Delity 3/3, Gaspar 3/3, Gergely Baki (195-G/F-87, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) 13/9, Simon L. 3/3, Bodor -, Horvath -, Coach: Volgyi Peter
Dombovar: CSIRKE 16/9, Szoke 5, Cubela 9/3, Klir 2, Tory WALKER 19/3, DEAK 11/9, Balogh -, Kollar 2, Gubi -, Baumann -, Kinter 4, Coach: Foldi Sandor

It was the debut of american point guard, Eddy Barlow last night but even him could not help his team enough to get a very important victory against. Sopron. The guests won the 2nd quarter by 17 points and decided the game even after only 20 minutes. The fans could see some nice moves from Barlow, Gytis Sirutaviacius (195-F-83) and Vavra, but the team did not have any chances to win last night. Andras Molnar was the player of the game with 19 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists. Zsolt Szabo collected 14 points and 5 rebounds. Aussie big man, Matthew Knight had almost a double-double with 11 points and 9 rebounds. Gytis Gytis Sirutaviacius helped his team with 15 points, 6 steals and 3 rebounds, Eddy Barlow had 11 points and 4 assists.

Salgotarjani KSE - Soproni KC 55-76
(17-18, 11-28, 14-12, 13-18)
Salgotarjan, Att.: 1200, Referees: Hartyani Zs., Pozsonyi L., Jakab L. (Gincsai)
SKSE: Eddy Barlow 11/3, Gytis Sirutaviacius 15/9, Gorszkij 6, Hartvich 6/6, Vavra 10, Gaal R. 2, Bajramovic 5/3, Sebok -, Coach: Deri Csaba
SKC: Richardson 9/3, Andras Molnar (195-F/G-83) 19/6, Zsolt Szabo (202-F-86, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) 14/3, Brooks 9/9, Matthew Knight (204-F/C-85, college: Loyola Marymount) 11, Keresztes 4, Gombas 5/3, Couisnard 5/3, Pojbics -, Coach: Meszlenyi Robert

Standings - A Division
A Division Standings
 1. ZTE KK 17-0 
 2. Szolnok 13-4 
 3. Atomeromu 11-6 
 4. Kormend 10-6 
 5. Kecskemeti 10-7 
 6. Albacomp 9-7 
 7. Soproni 9-8 
 8. Kaposvari 8-8 
 9. Falco 8-9 
 10. Dombovar 7-9 
 11. Marso-Vagep 7-10 
 12. PVSK Pannon 6-11 
 13. Salgotarjani 1-16 
 14. Debreceni 1-16 

A Division Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Jonathan JONES
  Dongbu Promy
  Avg: 24.6
 1. Jones, Dombovar24.6 
 2. Doyne, Marso-Vagep22.9 
 3. Huckaby, Salgotar.21.3 
 4. Horvath, Falco21.3 
 5. Farmer, Debreceni21.0 
 6. Brooks, Soproni20.5 
 7. Rice, Szolnok20.3 
 8. Watson, ZTE K.19.9 
 9. Sitku, Marso-Vagep18.2 
 10. Scott, Korme.17.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ousmanne BARRO
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Barro, Szolnok11.2 
 2. Jones, Dombovar11.1 
 3. Horvath, Falco10.4 
 4. Davis, Salgotarjani9.5 
 5. Scott, Kormend8.1 
 6. Knight, Soproni7.9 
 7. Wilson, ZTE K.7.6 
 8. David Vay, PVSK P.7.3 
 9. Banks, Albacomp7.1 
 10. Vavra, Salgotarja.6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Laszlo KALMAN
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Kalman, Falco7.6 
 2. Kelley, Szolnok6.2 
 3. Simon, Albacomp6.1 
 4. Savic, Debreceni5.9 
 5. Hinnant, ZTE K.5.8 
 6. Thomas, Kormend5.1 
 7. English, Atomeromu4.9 
 8. Dejon, Kaposvari4.7 
 9. LaGrange, Dombovar4.7 
 10. Fodor, Szoln.4.5 
Steals Per Game
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Sirutaviaciu., Salgot.3.8 
 2. Dejon, Kaposvari2.9 
 3. Toya, Albacomp2.7 
 4. Savic, Debreceni2.7 
 5. Watson, ZTE K.2.6 
 6. Lee, Albacomp2.6 
 7. English, Atomeromu2.6 
 8. Simon, Albacomp2.5 
 9. Wittmann, Kecsk.2.5 
 10. Kelley, Szoln.2.4 
Blocks Per Game
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Wiley, Marso-Vagep1.9 
 2. Hendlein, Kaposvari1.6 
 3. Clark, Atomeromu1.5 
 4. Barro, Szolnok1.4 
 5. Nuhanovic, Debre.1.1 
 6. David Vay, PVSK P.1.1 
 7. Sitku, Marso-Vagep1.1 
 8. Walker, Dombovar1.1 
 9. Horvath, Falco1.0 
 10. Banks, Albaco.0.9 

Round 17: First games - by Tamas Deri
Because of the weather last saturday the teams agreed to cancel the game and played on wednesday night. Coach Deri was the first time on the bench of SKSE and had a hard debut playing in Kormend without three top players of his team: Barlow, Vavra and Bajramovic could not play because of different reasons. The best 6th man of the league, Roy Booker scored 19 points in only 21 minutes on the court. Rudolf Trummer shined again on the court and made 5 of his 10 three pointers. Mikalai Aliakseyeu had almost a double-double with 17 points and 6 rebounds. Lithuanian wingman, Gytis Sirutaviacius scored 13 points, Robert Gaal and Karoly Kiss helped their team with 12-12 points.

MJUS-Fortress Kormend - Salgotarjani KSE 107-73
(28-7, 28-17, 23-26, 28-23)
Kormend, Att.: 2000, Referees: Palla Z., Torok R., Makovsky Sz. (Villanyi dr.)
Kormend: Thomas 6, Fodor G. 5/3, Ferencz 2, Mike Scott (203-F-86, college: Kent St.) 12/6, Mikalai Aliakseyeu 17, Toth G. 12, Roy Booker (191-G/F-84, agency: Elfus-Siegel Management (ESM), college: SE Missouri St.) 19/3, Kutasi 2, Rudolf Trummer (196-F-78, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) 17/15, Hegedus 9/3, Kocsis 3/3, Fodor R. 3/3, Coach: Sabali Balazs
SKSE: Sebok 10/6, Gytis Sirutaviacius 13/3, Robert Gaal (188-G-89) 12/6, Gorszkij 8/6, Hartvich 1, Karoly Kiss (197-F-80) 12/12 , Baliko 7/6, Szabo Z, Coach: Deri Csaba

Last night the team of NYKK had a sensational victory in Paks and keeps the chances to reach the playoffs! American guard, Jara Doyne was unstopable again and close to a tripple-double with 35 points, 10 rebounds and 8 fouls against. Donte Gennie helped the guests with 13 points, 5 fouls against, 4 steals, 2 assists and 2 rebounds. Akos Horvath scored 17 points in the losing effort, Ivory Clark collected 27 IBM including 13 points, 6 rebounds, 6 steals and 6 fouls against.

Atomeromu SE - Marso-Vagep NYKK 70-76
(18-7, 19-26, 17-29, 16-14)
Paks, Att.. 600, Referees: Foldhazi T., Kapitany G., Marton L. (Pazsitka)
ASE: Meszaros 7/3, Akos Horvath 17/3, Kiss Zs. 2, Kortelyesi 10/6, Dill 6, Ivory Clark (198-F-85, agency: TOGA Hoops) 13/3, Gulyas 6, LaGrange 7, Medve 2, Panta, Coach: Branislav Dzunic
NYKK: Donte Gennie (185-G-83, college: Georgia Southern) 13/3, Siska -, Jara Doyne (193-G/F-84, college: Mississippi) 35/12, Kenneth Henderson (201-F-82, college: Texas Arlington) 7, Erno Sitku (208-C-72, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) 8, Szarvas 3/3, DuJuan Wiley (206-C-75, college: Michigan St.) 10/9, Coach: Ferenczi Tamas

The team of DEKE - with only two foreigners - was close to a surprise again. It was a hard game for coach Ivkovic's team last night, who missed american wingman Anthony Dale in the second half because of an injury. Ronnie Ross had a great game with 21 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists. Kestutis Marciulionis scored 14 points, Krisztian Wittmann helped his team with 13 points. Salih Nuhanovic was the best scorer of DEKE with 13 points. Daniel Takacs had almost a double-double with 12 points and 9 rebounds. Gabor Boros scored 11 points missing only 2 of his 6 shoots.

Debreceni Egyetem KE - Kecskemeti KSE 76-83
(13-25, 19-21, 17-16, 27-21)
Debrecen, Att.: 400, Referees: Gyorffy P. A., Franyo P., Gal J.
DEKE: Savic 11, Kaluha 7/3, Cziczas 13/6, Daniel Takacs (198-F-86) 12, Salih Nuhanovic (210-C-82) 13, Gabor Boros (198-G/F-82, college: USC Upstate) 11/9, Erdei , Boldizsar 7, Fulop 2, Coach: Fodor Peter
Kecskemet: Ronnie Ross (187-G-79, college: Utah St.) 21/3, Krisztian Wittmann (185-G-85, agency: FCM) 13/3, Anthony Dale (197-G/F-84, college: S.Illinois) 10/3, Ian Johnson (205-F-84, college: Davidson) 12, Bencze 4, Toth N. 3, Kestutis Marciulionis (188-G-76, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services, college: Delaware) 14/6, Denes 6, Coach:


Euro games - by Siggi Hjorleifsson
Ups & downs for the Icelandic poro players in Europe.
Jon Stefansson and CB Granada lost to Valencia at home 67-87 Stefansson second leading scorer on his team with 9 points & 2 assist.
Logi Gunnarsson on St Etienne NM1 France beat Angers 82-59 Gunnarsson 16 pts & 6 assist.
Sundsvall dragons in Sweden have a tough shedule when they play 4 games in 10 days. Started with good win against Uppsala 98-81 where Jakob Sigurdarson had a very good game with 29 points 5 rebounds & 4 assist. Next game away Sundsvall lost to Solna 78-76 where Sigurdarson was again team leader with 18 points, 7 rebounds & 3 assist.
Helgi Magnusson had 5 points & 5 rebounds for Solna.


Standings - BSL
Premier L. Standings
 1. Maccabi T-A 12-1 
 2. Jerusalem 9-3 
 3. Galil Gilboa 9-3 
 4. Macc.Haifa 9-4 
 5. Netanya 8-5 
 6. Ashkelon 6-7 
 7. Bnei Hasharon 6-7 
 8. Hap.Afula 5-8 
 9. Rishon LZ 5-8 
 10. Hapoel Holon 3-10 
 11. Ironi Nahariya 3-10 
 12. Ramat Gan 2-11 


SerieA Round: 17 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Cimberio VA - Banca Tercas 83-80
Varese outgunned Banca Tercas at home court. Jobey Thomas (193-G-80, college: Charlotte) and Giacomo Galanda nailed 15 points each to lead Varese to the eighth win in the championship. Michel Morandais added 10 points and 11 boards in the win. Giuseppe Poeta responded with 22 points, 6 boards and 5 assists in the losing effort.

Montepaschi - Scavolini PS 90-76
Montepaschi prevailed against Scavolini in Siena for the 17th straight win. Terrell McIntyre (175-G-77, college: Clemson) scored 21 points to lead the way for the hosts. Romain Sato added 18 points in the winning effort. Michael Hicks responded with 20 points and 8 caroms for Scavolini.

Pepsi Caserta - Sigma Coat. 65-75
Montegranaro overcame Pepsi Caserta on the road. Daniele Cavaliero (189-G-84) accounted for 20 points for Montegranaro. Dejan Ivanov added 16 points and pulled down 15 boards in the win. Ebi Ere answered with 14 points, 7 rebounds and 3 boards for Juvecaserta.

Air AV - Martos Napoli 172-70
Air Avellino went on a scoring frenzy as they thrashed Martos Napoli. Riccardo Cortese (197-G-86) tallied 22 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for Air Avellino. Antonio Porta and Andrea Iannicelli added 20 points each in the unbelievable victory. Piero Santocchi replied with 19 points for Martos Napoli.

NGC Cantu - Vanoli CR 89-68
NGC Cantu registered the 10th win as they beat Vanoli Cremona. Jerry Green (191-G-80, college: Cal-Irvine) scored 25 points for the winners. Maarten Leunen nailed 17 points and collected 6 boards for NGC Cantu. Rashad Anderson responded with 18 points for Cremona.

Carife FE - Armani MI 56-66
Armani Jeans fired past Carife Ferrara on the road. Mike Hall (203-F-84, agency: SportsTalent, college: George Washington) scored 13 points and collected 13 boards for the visitors. Marco Mordente added 12 points in the winning effort. Luke Jackson responded with 17 points for Carife Ferrara.

Lottomatica - Benetton TV 100-76
Ricky Minard (194-G/F-82, college: Morehead St.) and Tadija Dragicevic scored 23 points apiece coming off the bench to lead Lottomatica Roma past Benetton. Ibrahim Jaaber added 22 points, 5 steals and 5 assists for the winners. Gary Neal was responsible for 23 points in the loss.

CS Bologna - Angelico BI 79-66
Canadian Solar Bologna posted the tenth win in the championship. They toppled Angelico Biella as Petteri Koponen (193-G-88) and David Moss scored 15 points each. Diego Fajardo nailed 14 points in the victory. Pietro Aradori responded with 19 points for Biella in the loss.

Standings - SerieA
SerieA Standings
 1. Montepaschi 17-0 
 2. Armani MI 12-5 
 3. Pepsi Caserta 11-6 
 4. CS Bologna 10-7 
 5. Air AV 10-7 
 6. Sigma Coat. 10-7 
 7. NGC Cantu 10-7 
 8. Lottomatica 9-8 
 9. Cimberio VA 8-9 
 10. Benetton TV 8-9 
 11. Angelico BI 8-9 
 12. Banca Tercas 8-9 
 13. Scavolini PS 6-11 
 14. Vanoli CR 5-12 
 15. Carife FE 4-13 
 16. Martos Napoli 0-17 

Stats Leaders - SerieA
Points Per Game
 Anthony GRUNDY
  Carife FE
  Avg: 19.8
 1. Grundy, Carife FE19.8 
 2. Neal, Benetton TV19.6 
 3. Aradori, Angelico.17.2 
 4. Brown, Air AV16.5 
 5. Rowland, Vanoli CR15.9 
 6. Ere, Pepsi Caserta15.9 
 7. Lavrinovic, Montepas.15.8 
 8. Jackson, Carife FE15.4 
 9. Jaaber, Lottomat.15.2 
 10. Hicks, Scavolini14.1 
Rebounds Per Game
  Sigma Coat.
  Avg: 10.4
 1. Brunner, Sigma C.10.4 
 2. Wallace, Benetton.8.8 
 3. Jones, Pepsi C.8.5 
 4. Troutman, Air AV8.3 
 5. Williams, Scavolin.8.2 
 6. Ivanov, Sigma C.7.6 
 7. Pasco, Angelico BI7.4 
 8. Hall, Armani MI6.7 
 9. Szewczyk, Air AV6.3 
 10. Brown, Vanoli6.2 
Assists Per Game
  Air AV
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Brown, Air AV5.4 
 2. Green, Scavolini PS5.0 
 3. Poeta, Banca Tercas4.4 
 4. McIntyre, Montepas.4.3 
 5. Smith, Angelico BI4.2 
 6. Finley, Armani MI4.1 
 7. Childress, Cimberio.4.1 
 8. Rowland, Vanoli CR3.8 
 9. Kus, Benetton TV3.4 
 10. Collins, CS Bolog.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Marques GREEN
  Scavolini PS
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Green, Scavolini PS3.4 
 2. Jaaber, Lottomat.3.1 
 3. Rowland, Vanoli CR3.0 
 4. Troutman, Air AV2.9 
 5. Hawkins, Montepas.2.7 
 6. Jeffers, NGC Cantu2.7 
 7. Minard, Lottomat.2.4 
 8. Grundy, Carife FE2.3 
 9. Cusin, Vanoli CR2.3 
 10. Di Bella, Pepsi.2.3 
Blocks Per Game
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Crosariol, Lottomat.1.4 
 2. Szewczyk, Air AV1.1 
 3. Gigli, Lottomatica1.0 
 4. Lavrinovic, Montepas.1.0 
 5. Eze, Montepaschi1.0 
 6. Nnamaka, Carife FE0.9 
 7. Pasco, Angelico BI0.9 
 8. Nicevic, Benetton.0.9 
 9. Traylor, Martos N.0.9 
 10. Sanikidze, CS.0.8 

Stats Leaders - Lega2
Points Per Game
  Benetton TV
  Avg: 24.5
 1. Rivers, A.B. Latina24.5 
 2. Whiting, Aget IM21.9 
 3. Goss, Scafati .21.4 
 4. Kemp, Banco Sard.20.1 
 5. Slay, Carmatic PT19.1 
 6. Rowe, Banco Sard.19.0 
 7. Crispin, Enel B.18.9 
 8. Adams, Fileni Jesi18.6 
 9. Hines, Prima Veroli18.4 
 10. Thomas, Enel Brindi.18.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ndudi EBI
  Riviera Solare
  Avg: 13.4
 1. Ebi, Riviera Solare13.4 
 2. Waleskowski, Fileni J.10.2 
 3. Chiacig, Scafati .9.1 
 4. Hines, Prima Veroli8.9 
 5. Ezugwu, Aget IM8.8 
 6. Thomas, Enel Brindisi8.1 
 7. Di Giuliomar., Umana R.8.1 
 8. Brkic, Snaidero UD8.1 
 9. George, Fastweb CM7.6 
 10. Missere, A.B.7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Jason ROWE
  Banco Sard.
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Rowe, Banco Sard.4.8 
 2. Levin, Fastweb CM4.5 
 3. Hatten, UCC C.4.4 
 4. Brown, Snaidero UD4.3 
 5. Nissim, Prima Veroli4.1 
 6. Young, Edimes PV3.4 
 7. Scarone, Riviera .3.4 
 8. Draper, Prima Veroli3.3 
 9. Crispin, Enel B.3.3 
 10. Eldridge, A.B.3.2 
Steals Per Game
  Prima Veroli
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Hines, Prima Veroli3.6 
 2. Hatten, UCC C.3.4 
 3. Goss, Scafati .3.4 
 4. Ebi, Riviera Solare3.1 
 5. Draper, Prima Veroli3.1 
 6. Young, Edimes PV2.9 
 7. Boyette, Miro R.2.9 
 8. Skinn, Carmatic PT2.7 
 9. DeVecchi, Banco S.2.6 
 10. Rowe, Banco Sa.2.6 
Blocks Per Game
  UCC Casalpus.
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Ostler, UCC C.2.2 
 2. Pearson, Miro R.2.1 
 3. Di Giuliomar., Umana R.1.7 
 4. Ebi, Riviera Solare1.5 
 5. Hines, Prima Veroli1.4 
 6. Bryan, Enel Brindisi1.1 
 7. Boykin, Fileni Jesi1.0 
 8. Hubalek, Banco S.0.9 
 9. Brkic, Snaidero UD0.9 
 10. Hall, Fastweb0.9 

Standings - Lega 2
Lega2 Standings
 1. Banco Sard. 14-5 
 2. Trenkwalder 13-6 
 3. Enel Brindisi 13-6 
 4. Prima Veroli 12-7 
 5. Fastweb CM 11-8 
 6. Miro Radici VI 11-8 
 7. Snaidero UD 11-8 
 8. Aget IM 10-9 
 9. Basket Crabs 10-9 
 10. Carmatic PT 10-9 
 11. UCC Casalpus. 9-10 
 12. Harem SC 7-12 
 13. Fileni Jesi 6-13 
 14. Umana Reyer 5-14 
 15. Edimes PV 5-14 
 16. A.B. Latina 5-14 

Legadue, round 19: Review - by Antonello Varallo
Best italian players starting 5 of round 19

PG:Robert Fultz (190-G-82, agency: Interperformances) of Trenkwalder Reggio Emilia: 22 points and 6 rebounds
SG: Carlton Myers (192-G-71, agency: World Sport Agency) of Riviera Solare Rimini: 25 points with 5/8 from 3Pt and 6 assists
SF: Guido Rosselli (196-G-83) of Prima Veroli: 24 points with 10/10 from free throws, 4 rebounds, 4 steals and 4 assists
F: Tommaso Fantoni (203-F-85, agency: Players Group) of Fastweb Casale Monferrato: 23 points with 9/11 from 2Pt and 9 rebounds
C: Roberto Chiacig (210-C-74) of Bialetti Scafati: 14 points, 18 rebounds and 2 blocks

Best import players starting 5 of round 19

PG: Jason Rowe (178-G-78, college: Loyola, MD) of BdS Sassari: 30 points, 5 assists and 3 steals
SG: Marcus Hatten (186-G-80, college: St.John's) of U.C.C. Casalpusterlengo: 17 points, 6 rebounds, 3 steals and 10 assists
SF: Omar Thomas (197-F-82, agency: Interperformances, college: UTEP) of Enel Brindisi: 23 points, 10 rebounds, 2 steals
F: Ndudi Ebi (206-F-84, agency: Arik Krayn Services, college: Arizona) of Riviera Solare Rimini: 21 points and 19 rebounds
C: Kyle Hines (198-F/C-86) of Prima Veroli: 18 points, 10 rebounds, 6 steals

Season high for:
Fantoni of Fastweb Casale Monferrato (23 points), Diego Ferrero (204-F/C-83) of A.B. Latina (20 points), Rosselli of Prima Veroli (24 points), Gabriele Ganeto (200-G/F-87) of Miro Radici Vigevano (24 points), Luigi Dordei (202-F-81) of Snaidero Udine (18 points)

Lega2 Round: 19 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Riviera Solare - Aget IM 95-80
Rimini Crabs outscored Aget Imola as Carlton Myers (192-G-71, agency: World Sport Agency) notched 25 points, 6 assists and 5 boards. Ndudi Ebi contributed 21 points and 19 rebounds for the winners. Trent Whiting responded with 25 points for Aget Imola. Robert Vaden had 16 points and 6 steals in the loss.

A.B. Latina - Fileni Jesi 75-68
A.B. Latina toppled Fileni Jesi at home court. Diego Ferrero (204-F/C-83) scored 20 points as the winners climbed at 5-14 record. Pavel Bosak accounted for 16 points in the win. Tommy Adams responded with 25 points for Fileni Jesi.

UCC Casalpus. - Edimes PV 93-84
UCC Casalpusterlengo prevailed against Edimes Pavia behind 17 points, 10 assists and 6 boards from Marcus Hatten (186-G-80, college: St.John's). Troy Ostler contributed 18 points in the winning effort. Martin Colussi answered with 24 points for Edimes Pavia.

Fastweb CM - Umana Reyer 60-57
Tommaso Fantoni (203-F-85, agency: Players Group) knocked down 23 points and collected 9 rebounds to lead Fastweb Casale past Umana Reyer. Jarrius Jackson had 10 points in the 11th win for Casale. Alvin Young responded with 20 points for Venezia as they slipped at 5-14 record.

Banco Sard. - Enel Brindisi 75-84
Banco Di Sardegna suffered the second loss in a row as they surrendered against Enel Brindisi. Omar Thomas (197-F-82, agency: Interperformances, college: UTEP) scored 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the visitors. Sylvere Bryan contributed 18 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Jason Rowe accounted for 28 points and 5 assists in the loss.

Miro Radici VI - Snaidero UD 78-81
Snaidero Udine overcame Miro Radici Vigevano on the road. Demetric Bennett (193-G-85) scored 21 points to lead Snaidero. Luigi Dordei and Lelton Brown added 18 points each for the winners. Gabriele Ganeto responded with 24 points for Vigevano.

Trenkwalder - Scafati Basket 71-70
Trenkwalder held off Scafati Basket as Robert Fultz (190-G-82, agency: Interperformances) scored 22 points. Paul Marigney delivered 17 points in the 13th win for the Reggio Emilia team. Phil Goss responded with 21 points, 6 steals and 5 boards in the losing effort.

Carmatic PT - Prima Veroli 86-90
Prima Veroli shot down Carmatic Pistoia on the road. Guido Rosselli (196-G-83) delivered 24 points for the visitors. Kyle Hines tallied 18 points, 10 boards and 6 steals in the win. Tony Skinn and Tamar Slay replied with 18 points apiece for Pistoia.


Stats Leaders - JBL Superleague
Points Per Game
  Tochigi Brex
  Avg: 19.7
 1. Kawamura, Tochigi .19.7 
 2. Hale, Mitsubishi17.0 
 3. Kinoshita, Panasonic16.7 
 4. O''Bannon, Toyota16.4 
 5. Brown, Toyota16.2 
 6. Sakuragi, Aishin16.0 
 7. Takeuchi, Aishin15.9 
 8. Takeuchi, Hitachi S.15.3 
 9. Okosa, Tochigi Brex14.6 
 10. Honeycutt, Pan.14.4 
Rebounds Per Game
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Takeuchi, Aishin10.5 
 2. Takeuchi, Hitachi S.10.3 
 3. Violette, Toshiba9.4 
 4. Maraker, Hokkaido9.2 
 5. Dawson, Mitsubishi9.0 
 6. Hale, Mitsubishi8.7 
 7. Aono, Panasonic8.4 
 8. Sakuragi, Aishin7.9 
 9. Okosa, Tochigi Brex7.9 
 10. Merritt, Tochigi Br.7.9 
Assists Per Game
  Avg: 4
 1. Kashiwagi, Aishin4.0 
 2. Kinoshita, Panasonic3.9 
 3. Sakurai, Hokkaido3.5 
 4. Sakuragi, Aishin3.4 
 5. Sato, Hitachi S.3.2 
 6. Takeuchi, Hitachi S.3.1 
 7. Igarashi, Toyota3.0 
 8. Tabuse, Tochigi .2.9 
 9. Nakagawa, Mitsubishi2.8 
 10. Kawamura, Tochig.2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Toshihiro SATO
  Hitachi S.
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Sato, Hitachi S.3.1 
 2. Kashiwagi, Aishin2.0 
 3. Dawson, Mitsubishi1.8 
 4. Kinoshita, Panasonic1.6 
 5. Igarashi, Toyota1.4 
 6. Selvy, Aishin1.3 
 7. Tabuse, Tochigi .1.3 
 8. Honeycutt, Panas.1.3 
 9. Hale, Mitsubishi1.2 
 10. Tanaka, Tochig.1.2 
Blocks Per Game
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Takeuchi, Aishin1.9 
 2. Takeuchi, Hitachi S.1.5 
 3. Dawson, Mitsubishi1.1 
 4. Maraker, Hokkaido1.1 
 5. Gross, Aishin0.9 
 6. Merritt, Tochigi Brex0.8 
 7. Arao, Toyota0.8 
 8. Honeycutt, Panas.0.8 
 9. Aono, Panasonic0.7 
 10. O''Bannon, Toyo.0.6 

Standings - JBL
JBL Standings
 1. Aishin 23-5 
 2. Tochigi Brex 17-11 
 3. Toyota 16-12 
 4. Panasonic 15-13 
 5. Hitachi S. 15-13 
 6. Toshiba 14-14 
 7. Hokkaido 9-19 
 8. Mitsubishi 3-25 

JBL Round: 28 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Panasonic - Mitsubishi 107-62
Panasonic is with 15-13 record after the win over Mitsubishi 107:62. Makoto Nagayama (184-G-77) led the way with 34 points and Kinoshita Hiroyuki had 15 points and 11 boards. Kurino-Dews Jo and Utsumi Shingo scored 10 apiece in defeat.

Aishin - Hokkaido 71-79
Aishin fell at 23-5 after the loss from Hokkaido 71:79. Christian Maraker (206-F-82, college: Pacific) paced all the winners with 26 points and 15 rebounds. Matsui notched 14 and Orimo Takehiko scored 13. Takeuchi Kosuke responded with 19 points and 11 boards for the league-leaders.

Toyota - Toshiba 74-69
Toyota is 16-12 after roling over Toshiba 74:69. Michael Takahashi (198-F-74, college: Cal.St. Northridge) collected 26 points and 13 rebunds, while Michael Takahashi had 23 points and 12 rebounds. Ishizaki Takumi and Violette Cory posted 15 points each in defeat.

Hitachi S. - Tochigi Brex 76-81
Hitachi lost to Tochigi Brex 76:81 as the latter improved to 17-11 record on the second spot. Takuya Kawamura (191-G-86) top-scored for the winners with 18 points, while Merritt Scott had 16 points and 12 boards. Smith Tyler replied with 22 points in the losing effort.


Al Khas: We are losing time everyday, The situation must be solved soon! - by Mohammed Malas
( The captain of Jordan National wants to say his word about the current situation, Zain and National team center Zaid Al-Khas (206-C-76, college: Gannon) explained his point of view about what's going on these days in the country.

1- As a captain of Jordan National Team...Express to us your opinion about the qualification to the world cup?
Its a great honor to be the captain of this team, we worked hard and at the end the hard work paid off. Its a great thing for our country to be with the best of the world in basketball.

2- The bad situation of Jordanian basketball is passing to its 7th month!...How will it effect on the national team's setup for Turkey?
Its effecting us big time, not only the national team, but all players in the country.How can we have a team going to the world cup and not have even a league or a federation. Its a shame on everyone, other countries paid money just to be in the cup and we didnt even send anyone to Turkey for the draw! I'm really upset and mad at what is going on. We should be now getting ready by playing games and working out and staying in shape. We have not played a game since last summer. We are human beings not robots, they cannot expect us to sit down for 7 months then turn on a switch and we are ready to play big games. We need time and practice. Its just a shame on everyone responsible for this problem. We are all jordanians and we represent Jordan.

3- What you players can do toward these problems?
The only thing we can do is just stay in shape as much as we can and try to work hard on being in game situation in practice and we also pray that all these problems are solved soon. We are losing time everyday.

4- How far Zain was effected by this situaion?
You saw what happened in dubai, we didnt play well at all cause all the other teams were ready and played games except us. You can see our shooting was bad and our defense was even worse, we were not the same team that we were last year. Its all because of the problems. You cannot have a good team with good chemistry in 2 weeks. Its takes lots of time. And I cannot blame Zain for anything that happened, they are trying to deal with the situation, but its hard, and they got to look at it from a professional standpoint, they are spending lots of money on the club but the club is not playing. Its going to come to a point were they might just close shop and we all can lose our job and Jordan and Asia well lose a very good team.

5- How're the preprations of Zain for the 13th WABA Clubs Championship? What is missing in the team to make results better?
We are practicing everyday to get ready, but without games its going to be like Dubai again. We are missing games and we are missing a good forgein play that can help us get better.We need 2 imports that can lift the team up and help us locals in being better,and I think the management are doing a heck of a job looking for good players, people have to understand that its hard to get a good pro to a club that don't even play a league, we dont even have a local league, why would he come here just to play 7 games in 3 months.

6- Are you with Palma's being coach of the national team? and Why?
Of course I am with him being the national team coach, he's the guy who took us from nothing to the world cup, we were a good team, but with him we became a great team that all asia know about, we beat teams we never thought we can even play with. He got us on the right track, and its a shame what he is going through,we are supposed to treat him better him and assistant coach Mario Gomez, because they worked hard with us and were patient with all the problems that is going on. And if we are not carful we are going to lose him forever. He's a world class coach and he's not going to take these problems any longer. He might just leave and look for another place.and I'm sure he will find a job in no time, but we don't want this,he's our coach and we need to do everything possible to keep him in Jordan.

7- What do you do outside of basketball world?
Taking care of my family,planning for a business, and I am expecting to be a father this may'my wife got twins',so all and all trying to live my life.

8- What can you say to and fans in the country?
Thanks you for all the nice words you gave us,and we expect more from you in the coming weeks and months,we are jordanians and we should be proud of the things we have done over the years. and at the end i would like to thanks both mr tariq alzoubi for all the efforts he made and all the success we reached with him as a fed president,he is truly missed.and to coach palma for all the hard work he did and also the patient he showed toward the whole situation.and i hope all the fans of jordan really start making some moves and noise for a solution to this big problem we are all facing.


Standings - Superleague
SuperLeague Standings
 1. Sigal Prishtina 17-1 
 2. Bashkimi 14-5 
 3. Trepca 14-5 
 4. Peja 9-10 
 5. Kosova 7-11 
 6. Bambi 6-12 
 7. Col.Eurosport 4-15 
 8. Drita 3-15 


Round 11: Win for Riyadi,Mouttahed and Champville - by Maarouf Mawloud
Round 11 of Bank Med Lebanese league started on Friday with a big game where Mouttahed hosted Sagesse in Tripoly. The game started very close between the two teams, where each team took the lead many times!! After halftime, Sagesse players controlled the game in the 3rd and in the 4th quarter, until Toni Vujanics guys made a powerful comeback last 3minutes and had a 17-1 run to end the game with a W 78-69. It was also a head to head battle between the 2 serbians coach Toni Vujanic and Nenad Kerdzic and finally Vujanic ended the game for his team and make himself the coach of the round 11 to keep the team in 2nd spot in the league. Elie Roustom (191-F-87) played well and scored 17 points.
Kahraba vs Anibal that was scheduled on Saturday was postponed by the FLBB because of the weather conditions that didnt allow Anibal to come to the court!!!
On Sunday, 2 games where scheduled at the same time. Hoops hosted Champville in a big matchup. The first 2 quarters the game was very close due to the full court press defense that Hoops. The 3rd quarter Champville took advantage and made a big lead with 19pts, but Hoops players survived and made a big comeback and tied the game last 2 minutes, but the experience of Fadi El-Khatib and Toni Madison secured the win for Champville 92-88. In other game also Antranik hosted Riyadi.. The home team made a big 2 quarters and finished the halftime leading Riyadi by 7pts.. But in the 3rd Riyadi controlled the game back and had an easy win 104-82


The Lebanese Basketball Federation received a two days visit from the FIBA Secretary General , Mr. Patrick Baumann together with the Turkish Basketball Federation President Mt, Turgay Demirel , Mr. Zoran Radovic & Mr. Lubomir Kotleba from FIBA .

The delegation had visits to The President of the Republic General Michel Sleiman , The Prime Minister of Lebanon Mr. Saad El Hariri and to the Minister of Sports.

The delegation had many meetings with the FLB , in which the FLB explained its Development plan for the game of Basketball in Lebanon which consists on backing the Age Categories Championships and creating Academies for Referees and Coaches.

In the last day of the visit the FLB and Mr. Baumann had a press conference in which Mr. Baumann expressed its joy after seeing the work of the FLB with a target to develop basketball in Lebanon and continued its not new for Lebanon to have good basketball administration because its a Basketball Country.


Liga Americas Standings
 1. Penarol 3-0 
 2. Espartanos 1-2 
 3. Quimsa 1-2 
 4. Halc.Xalapa 1-2 


Standings - NKL
NKL Standings
 1. Nafta Univ. 20-5 
 2. Delikatesas 19-6 
 3. Mazeikiai 18-7 
 4. Pieno Zv. 18-8 
 5. Naglis-Adakris 17-8 
 6. Erelita 16-9 
 7. Meresta Pak. 15-10 
 8. Triobet Malsta 14-11 
 9. Akademija 11-14 
 10. VKM-Perlas 10-15 
 11. ABRO-Univ. 10-15 
 12. Radviliskis 7-17 
 13. Silute 7-18 
 14. Zalgiris-Sab. 7-18 
 15. LKKA-Atletas 7-18 
 16. Bremena K. 4-21 

Stats Leaders - LKL
Points Per Game
  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, Sakalai17.7 
 6. Griskenas, Techasas17.6 
 7. Kelys, Perlas16.5 
 8. Bjelica, Lietuvos.15.5 
 9. Gailius, Siauliai15.5 
 10. Vileita, Rudup.15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aurimas KIEZA
  Avg: 8.6
 1. Kieza, Suduva8.6 
 2. Dimsa, Nevezis8.3 
 3. Valanciunas, Perlas7.5 
 4. Vilkius, Neptunas7.5 
 5. Tatarunas, Alytus A.7.4 
 6. Valukonis, Aisciai7.3 
 7. Morkeliunas, Juven.7.2 
 8. Watson, Zalgiris6.9 
 9. Adomaitis, Alytus A.6.7 
 10. Cepukaitis, Aisci.6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Rashaun BROADUS
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Broadus, Suduva6.3 
 2. Gaidamaviciu., Juven.6.1 
 3. Low, Siauliai5.4 
 4. Ginevicius, Lietuv.5.3 
 5. Ezerskis, Techasas4.8 
 6. Popovic, Lietuvos.4.6 
 7. Kelys, Perlas4.5 
 8. Maceina, Rudupis4.4 
 9. Jomantas, Lietuv.4.3 
 10. Kalnietis, Zalgir.4.1 
Steals Per Game
  Alytus Alita
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Aleksandrova., Alytus A.2.8 
 2. Ginevicius, Lietuv.2.6 
 3. Salenga, Zalgiris2.4 
 4. Popovic, Lietuvos.2.3 
 5. Vileita, Rudupis2.3 
 6. Ezerskis, Techasas2.3 
 7. Kelys, Perlas2.2 
 8. Birgelis, Suduva2.1 
 9. Valukonis, Aisciai2.1 
 10. Lipkevicius, Aisci.2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Aurimas KIEZA
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Kieza, Suduva2.7 
 2. Cepukaitis, Aisciai1.6 
 3. Valanciunas, Perlas1.5 
 4. Begic, Zalgiris1.3 
 5. Valukonis, Aisciai1.2 
 6. Zyle, Aisciai1.2 
 7. Tatarunas, Alytus A.1.1 
 8. Dimsa, Nevezis1.0 
 9. Leonavicius, Sakalai1.0 
 10. Grinius, Nevez.0.9 

Standings - LKL
LKL Standings
 1. Lietuvos Rytas 15-1 
 2. Siauliai 13-3 
 3. Zalgiris 12-1 
 4. Juventus 9-6 
 5. Neptunas 8-7 
 6. Techasas 8-9 
 7. Suduva 7-9 
 8. Rudupis 6-9 
 9. Perlas 6-10 
 10. Alytus Alita 5-11 
 11. Aisciai 4-10 
 12. Sakalai 4-11 
 13. Nevezis 2-12 

LKL Round: 18 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Zalgiris - Perlas 75-78
Perlas shocked Zalgiris in Kaunas. Zydrunas Kelys (188-G-87) tallied 22 points, 10 boards and 6 assists to lead the way for the visitors. Lukas Brazdauskis added 11 points and 7 rebounds in the win. Dainius Salenga responded with 26 points for Zalgiris.

Suduva - Lietuvos Rytas 59-89
Lietuvos Rytas posted the 15th win in the season as they overcame Suduva on the road. Milko Bjelica scored 18 points and collected 9 rebounds for Lietuvos Rytas. Kenan Bajramovic (206-F-81, agency: Beo Basket) topscored with 19 points for the winners. Rashaun Broadus responded with 23 points for Suduva.


Kevin Jolley joined BBC Heffingen - by Daniel Poerschke
BBC US Hiefenech Heffingen (Nationale 2) found a successor for US Forward Marcus Tullis (198-F, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement, college: Pitt-Johnstown), who left the tema due to personal reasons. Tullis averaged 18.5ppg and 10.5rpg in 10 games.
The new guy Kevin Jolley (197-F-82, college: Quinnipiac) played already three games for his new team and with him the club qualified for the Top Four playoffs.
In his first three games Jolley scored 30 points each and also pulled down 18 rebounds per game.
Before joining Heffingen Jolley played for Hottur in Iceland untill December 2009. Before that he also was playing in different leagues like Lebanon and Portugal.
He now tries to put in his experience and his maturity to help the young team of Heffingen to promote to the DBBL.

Stephens leads T71 to cup semifinal win against Etzella - by Daniel Poerschke
Denell Stephens (192-G-86, college: Slippery Rock) is again very important for his team T71 Dudelange.
After having won 8 games in the row in the championship, Stephens lead his team to a win in the cup semifinals against favourite Etzella Ettelbruck 76-56.
He delivered a great performance yesterday and he was the decisive person to help his team win. Dudelange has now the chance to defend their title.
Nelly had 20 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and also had 4 blocks and he showed 3 great dunks. He continues to be the crowd pleaser in the league.


Standings - LNBP
LNBP Standings
 1. Halc.Rojos 32-8 
 2. Halc.Xalapa 32-8 
 3. Pioneros 31-9 
 4. Toros 30-10 
 5. Soles 30-10 
 6. Halc.Cordoba 28-12 
 7. Lobos Grises 27-13 
 8. Bucaneros 23-17 
 9. Panteras 20-20 
 10. Fuerza Regia 19-21 
 11. Lechugueros 19-21 
 12. Potros 18-22 
 13. Angeles 17-23 
 14. Barreteros 16-24 
 15. Abejas 16-24 
 16. Huracanes 13-27 
 17. Libertadores 11-29 
 18. Cosmos 8-32 
 19. Indios 8-32 
 20. Pilares 2-38 


Saturday's games (11) review - by Eurobasket News
Indiana P. - Milwaukee B. 81-93
Andrew Bogut (7'0''-F/C-84, college: Utah) returned to the lineup and had 21 points and eight rebounds, helping the Bucks hold off the Indiana Pacers 93-81 for their fifth win in six games. Luc Mbah a Moute (6'7''-G/F-88, college: UCLA) had 18 points and 11 rebounds, while Carlos Delfino added 16 pts in this victory. T.J. Ford collected 20 points in defeat.

Denver N. - Utah Jazz 106-116
Deron Williams (6'3''-G-84, college: Illinois) had 22 points and 9 assists, Andrei Kirilenko (6'9''-F-81) scored 22 points and Carlos Boozer had 19 points and 13 rebounds as the Jazz increased their winning streak to eight with a 116-106 victory over the Nuggets on Saturday night. Ty Lawson was good in loss with 25 points.

New Jersey N. - Detroit P. 92-99
Jonas Jerebko (6'9''-F-87) scored 20 points on 9-for-9 shooting as the Pistons snapped a five-game home losing streak with a 99-92 victory over the New Jersey Nets. Richard Hamilton (6'7''-G-78, college: Connecticut) scored 17 and Jason Maxiell added 13 pts, plus 6 rebounds. In NJ Nets, Devin Harris and Brook Lopez scored 21 and 20 points respectively.

Miami Heat - Chicago B. 91-95
Derrick Rose (6'4''-G-88, college: Memphis) scored 24 to back Luol Deng (6'7''-F-85, agency: Arik Krayn Services, college: Duke) 's 25-point effort, and Chicago beat the Miami Heat 95-91 Saturday night to snap a three-game losing streak. John Salmons and Brad Miller had 15 and 13 points respectively. In Miami Heat, Jermaine O'Neal made double-double of 24 points and 16 rebounds.

Memphis G. - Minnesota T. 102-109
Al Jefferson (6'10''-F-85) rallied the Timberwolves to their season-high fourth straight victory by scoring 16 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter of a 109-102 win against the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday night. Ryan Gomes (6'7''-F-82, college: Providence) was the leading scorer for the Wolves with 26 points. Rudy Gay replied with 27 points and 8 rebounds in defeat.

N.Orleans H. - Charlotte B. 104-99
Darren Collison (6'0''-G-87, college: UCLA) scored a career-high 24 points filling in for Chris Paul (6'0''-G-85, college: Wake Forest), David West added 21 points, and Emeka Okafor turned in a signature solid performance in a 104-99 victory over the listless Bobcats on Saturday night. Predrag Stojakovic added 18 pts in this victory. In the loosing squad, Stephen Jackson shined with 26 points and 6 assists.

New York K. - Cleveland C. 106-113
LeBron James (6'8''-F-84) scored 47 points, including 24 straight for Cleveland in the first half, and the Cavaliers held off the Knicks 113-106 for their 11th straight victory. Shaquille O'Neal (7'2''-C-72, college: LSU) nailed 19 pts. For the hosts, Nate Robinson collected 26 pts and 6 assists.

LA Lakers - Portland TB 99-82
Kobe Bryant sat out with a sore left ankle. The 12-time All-Star and last year's NBA finals MVP had played in 235 straight games. Ron Artest (6'7''-G-79, college: St.John's) had 21 points and the Lakers pulled away in the fourth quarter, leading by as many as 19 points. Lamar Odom (6'10''-F-79, college: Rhode Island) had 10 points, 22 rebounds and 6 assists. Portland got 16 pts from LaMarcus Aldridge.

Oklah.City T. - Golde State W. 104-95
Kevin Durant (6'9''-G/F-88, college: Texas) scored 29 points, Russell Westbrook (6'3''-G-88, college: UCLA) added 21, and the Oklahoma City Thunder won their fifth straight, beating the Golden State Warriors 104-95 Saturday night. Jeff Green (6'9''-F-86, college: Georgetown) added 18 pts in this victory. The hosts got 24 points and 6 boards from Corey Maggette.

San Antonio S. - LA Clippers 98-81
George Hill (6'2''-G-86, college: IUPUI) scored all of his 22 points in the first three quarters against a Los Angeles Clippers squad suddenly faced with yet another transitionary period, and the Spurs breezed to a 98-81 victory on Saturday night. Tony Parker (6'0''-G-80) had double-double of 14 points and 14 assists. In LA Clippers, Chris Kaman and Eric Gordon had 21 and 20 points respectively.

Philadelph.76 - Houston R. 102-95
Reserve Thaddeus Young (6'8''-F-88, college: Georgia Tech) scored 17 points, Willie Green (6'4''-G-81, college: Detroit Mercy) added 15 and the 76ers overcame a 13-point deficit to beat the Houston Rockets 102-95 Saturday night for their fourth straight victory. Andre Iguodala helped with 14 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists. Aaron Brooks shined in loss with 34 points.

NBA Standings
Eastern Conference
Atlantic Div.
 1. Boston C. 32-17 
 2. Toronto R. 28-23 
 3. New York K. 19-31 
 4. Philadelph.76 19-31 
 5. New Jersey N. 4-46 
Central Div.
 1. Cleveland C. 41-11 
 2. Chicago B. 24-25 
 3. Milwaukee B. 23-26 
 4. Indiana P. 18-33 
 5. Detroit P. 17-32 
Southeast Div.
 1. Orlando M. 34-17 
 2. Atlanta H. 32-17 
 3. Charlotte B. 24-25 
 4. Miami Heat 24-27 
 5. Washington W. 17-32 
Western Conference
Northwest Div.
 1. Denver N. 34-17 
 2. Utah Jazz 31-18 
 3. Portland TB 30-23 
 4. Oklah.City T. 29-21 
 5. Minnesota T. 13-38 
Pacific Div.
 1. LA Lakers 39-14 
 2. Phoenix Suns 31-21 
 3. LA Clippers 21-29 
 4. Sacramento K. 16-34 
 5. Golde State W. 13-36 
Southwest Div.
 1. Dallas M. 31-19 
 2. San Antonio S. 30-20 
 3. Houston R. 27-23 
 4. N.Orleans H. 27-24 
 5. Memphis G. 26-24 

Bulls sign F Chris Richard to 10-day contract - by Eurobasket News
Forward Chris Richard (6'9''-F/C-84, college: Florida) has signed a 10-day contract with the Chicago Bulls.

Richard, who played in six preseason games with Chicago before getting waived, averaged 10.1 points and 8.6 rebounds in nine appearances with the Tulsa 66ers of the NBA Development League.

He was expected to be in uniform Friday when the Bulls visited Atlanta.

A 2007 second-round draft pick by Minnesota, he averaged 1.9 points and 2.6 rebounds in 52 games for the Timberwolves.

Meanwhile, The National Basketball Association game scheduled for this evening between the Atlanta Hawks and the Washington Wizards at Verizon Center has been postponed due to severe weather conditions in the Washington, D.C. area.

As a result of those conditions, neither the Hawks nor Wizards were able to fly to Washington after their respective games last night. The date for the rescheduled game will be announced at a later time.

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Brandon Roy to miss all-star game - by Eurobasket News
Portland Trail Blazers guard Brandon Roy (6'6''-G-84, college: Washington) will miss the next three games and the all-star game with a right hamstring injury.

Roy has already missed 11 of the last 12 games.

He was originally hurt in a Jan. 13 game against Milwaukee, then aggravated the injury on Jan. 20 at Philadelphia.

'I don't feel like I'm at a level where I can help the guys out right now,' he said Saturday night before the Blazers played the Los Angeles Lakers.

Roy, in his fourth season with the Blazers, made the all-star team as a reserve for the third straight season.

'This was not a decision that any of us wanted to make, but in the end we had to do what was best for Brandon,' Blazers general manager Kevin Pritchard said.

'We're hopeful that this extended rest will put Brandon in the best possible position to return to the lineup shortly after the all-star break.'

Roy leads the Blazers, averaging 23.1 points per game.

His injury is the latest to strike the Blazers, who have lost centres Joel Przybilla and Greg Oden to season-ending knee injuries.

Recently, Portland saw the return of forward Rudy Fernandez, who missed 19 games because of a back problem, and forward Nicolas Batum, who was supposed to start but had shoulder surgery just before the start of the season.

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Chicago Bulls suspend Tyrus Thomas for 1 game - by Eurobasket News
Tyrus Thomas (6'8''-F-86, agency: Elfus-Siegel Management (ESM), college: LSU) didn't attend the Bulls' 95-91 victory over the Heat on Saturday night at the United Center after drawing a one-game suspension and undisclosed fine for conduct detrimental to the team.

Team sources said Thomas directed a profanity-laced tirade at coach Vinny Del Negro in his office with players and coaches within earshot after Friday night's loss in Atlanta, the third straight game Thomas had played less than 16 minutes.

One witness said it made Joakim Noah's vocal assault on then-assistant coach Ron Adams in 2008 look like 'nothing.'

The suspension came at an inopportune time given the Bulls were playing their fourth game in five nights with a depleted frontcourt. Joakim Noah sat with plantar fasciitis, rookie Taj Gibson played with the same condition and Brad Miller is battling a sore left knee.

NBA Development League call-up Chris Richard played the 20 minutes Thomas would have received.

'It's disappointing and unfortunate timing,' Del Negro said. 'But in the short run, there's a responsibility to do things right. By handling the situation the right way which I know we are no one player is bigger than the team.

'You have to be committed to your role on the team and your teammates and coaches and organization. That doesn't go just for Tyrus. It goes for everybody. The guys know how things run around here. And that's how it's going to be.'

Calls to Thomas and his representatives were not returned. Thomas has been hesitant to address frustrations over lack of playing time publicly but clearly has been upset over losing his starting power forward job to injury and the emergence of Gibson.

This is the third time in four seasons the Bulls have disciplined Thomas. Bulls executive John Paxson fined him $10,000 in February 2006 after Thomas claimed he was participating in the All-Star weekend dunk contest 'for the free money.' Paxson also suspended Thomas two games for skipping practice in premeditated fashion in March 2008.

Team captain Lindsey Hunter, a 17-year veteran, also admonished Thomas for talking back to coaches in full view of reporters after a November practice earlier this season.

'As human beings, we all get frustrated,' Hunter said. 'But you can't act on your frustrations. At some point, you have to grow up and be a man about it. Life is filled with trials and tribulations. If you get frustrated every time you have one, you're going to live a pretty frustrated life.

'He has the potential to be as good as he wants to be. It's up to him to take the initiative to realize what he is, slow himself down, put his game in a box.'

This latest development might put the Bulls in a box. Already faced with lukewarm trade interest in Thomas, they might be faced with renouncing the restricted free agent for nothing this summer rather than place a roughly $14 million salary-cap hold on him.

Thomas' qualifying offer of $6.3 million would allow the Bulls to match any offer he receives but could gum up their unrestricted free-agent plans.

Del Negro adamantly defended his position on Thomas' diminishing playing time.

'Minutes are up to players,' Del Negro said. 'I'm going to play the guys who give us the best chance to win, execute the game plan, play hard and get after it defensively and rebound. There's accountability. That just doesn't go for Tyrus. That goes for all the players.

'I have a responsibility to the organization and team, and I have an open-door policy. I'm available 24-7 for my players. If there are any issues basketball or anything else I'm there for the players, as is the organization. There's a lot of adversity that happens throughout the year. You have to manage it and stay focused on the big picture.'

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New Orleans Hornets sign free agent point guard Jason Hart to a 10-day contract - by Eurobasket News
The New Orleans Hornets signed free agent point guard Jason Hart (6'3''-G-78, college: Syracuse) to a 10-day contract on Friday morning. The move was prompted because rookie shooting guard Marcus Thornton is sidelined with a sore lower back.

'I just thought we could use a little bit of insurance at that (point guard) spot and so I decided it was something to move ahead with,'' Hornets General Manager/Coach Jeff Bower said

With All-Star point guard Chris Paul out for four to six weeks after requiring knee surgery Thursday, Thornton had handled the backup point guard duties. Now Hart, who is expected to play tonight against Philadelphia, will handle that role behind starter Darren Collison.

Hart is an eight-year veteran who played briefly with the Minnesota Timberwolves earlier this season. He has career averages of 4.8 points and 2.3 assists. Bower said the move will not put the team above the luxury tax threshold.

With Thornton sidelined tonight, veteran Morris Peterson will start at shooting guard.

Thornton missed Thursday's practice and is limited with his movement because of extreme soreness. He was injured in Wednesday's game against the Oklahoma City Thunder after taking a hard fall on a drive to the basket.

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Bryan Davis Does it Again - by Allen Waters
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Bryan Davis scored 22 points and B.J. Holmes hit three late 3-pointers to lead Texas A&M to a 78-71 victory over No. 20 Baylor on Saturday.
The Bears (17-5, 4-4 Big 12) led for most of the game until Baylor was able to rally behind the key 3-pointers by Holmes.

Texas A&M (17-6, 6-3), the Big 12's worst 3-point shooting team, stayed true to form for most of the game, finishing 4 of 18 from behind the arc. But Holmes, a 5-foot-11 junior, made 3s with 5:19 and 4:52 remaining to bring the Aggies within one point each time.

The Aggies, who won their third straight, took the lead at 65-64 on a free throw by Davis with 3:21 remaining, and Donald Sloan the went 7 of 8 from the free throw line over the final 3:02. Holmes came through again from long range with 1:31 remaining, when his 3-pointer gave A&M a 72-66 lead.
LaceDarius Dunn led the Bears with 23 points.

Sloan finished with 20 points.

Bryan Davis Has improved his Strength this season Banging Down low showing he can post up or Even face up o the Basket Texas A&M need to feed the post if they want to make the Tournament That was a Key part of the Aggies making it to the Tournament last Year. keep feeding Bryan Davis and that will open up so much for Sloan and Holmes.Davis is my Best kept Secret of the NCCA 2010
Bryan Davis (6'9''-F-86)

Ryan Thompson Makeing History at Rider - by Allen Waters
LAWRENCEVILLE-The Broncs lost a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference game to Loyola Friday night. The loss snaps Rider's three-game winning streak. 'We just didn't play well enough to win,' said Rider head coach Tommy Dempsey.

Trailing 60-58, Loyola (11-12, 4-9 MAAC) out-scored Rider 10-0, four points by Brian Rudolph, to take a 68-60 lead with 8:50 left to play. That was the seventh and final lead change of the game. Rudolph finished with 12 points. 'I thought Loyola played very well,' Dempsey said.

Rider (13-12, 6-7 MAAC) cut the lead to 75-73 with 2:35 remaining on a basket by junior Justin Robinson (London, England/Blair Academy) but that was as close as the Broncs could get. Robinson finished with a game-high 19 points, as five Broncs scored in double figures.

'We came up small in some big spots tonight,' Dempsey said. 'Free throws, open shots that needed to go in and didn't. Big momentum plays in the game seemed to go in their favor.'

Loyola guard Brett Harvey led five Loyola players in double figures with 15 points. 'they had a lot of contributions from a lot of guys,' Dempsey said.

'We didn't have Brett Harvey for much of January,' Patsos said. 'Tonight he played 31 minutes and we won. That is not a coincidence.'

Rider out-scored Loyola 8-0, four points by junior Mike Ringgold (Philadelphia, Pa./Roman Catholic), to take a 32-30 lead with 7:30 left in the first half and the Broncs led 45-43 at half time. Ringgold finished with 10 points, six rebounds and four assists. 'I thought the first half was a really good basketball game,' Dempsey said. 'We didn't play well enough in the second half to win. They out-played us in the second half.'

Rider shot 27.6 percent from the field (8-29) in the second half. 'That's not getting it done,' Dempsey said.

Loyola out-scored Rider 16-0, 12 points coming on four three-pointers by J'hared Hall, to take a 20-15 lead with 13:45 left in the first half. Hall finished with 14 points. 'J'harded really stepped it up in the stretch,' Patsos said.

Rider jumped out to a 15-4 lead in the first three minutes of the game, eight points by Robinson. 'This was a game we really needed and should have won,' Robinson said.

Along with his 19 points Robinson had three rebounds and three steals. 'Justin has played like that all year,' Dempsey said. 'He gave us another good game.'

Senior Ryan Thompson (Mt. Laurel, N.J./Lenape) finished with 14 points, six rebounds and three assists for Rider. Thompson is now seventh in career scoring at Rider with 1,701 points. 'Overall, Loyola is a good defensive team,' Thompson said, 'but a lot of the shots we missed tonight usually fall for us but they weren't today. We just let this one get away from us.'

Sophomore Novar Gadson (Philadelphia, Pa./John Bartram) added 10 points and six rebounds while sophomore Brandon Penn (Philadelphia, Pa./Paul Robeson) scored a career-high 11 points in 19 minutes off the bench.

Loyola forward Shane Walker added 12 points and 12 rebounds.

The Greyhounds have now beaten Rider three of the last four and eight of the last ten. 'They have had our number,' Dempsey said. 'We're having a hard time beating this team.'

Rider is now 5-4 at home this season. Rider will host Niagara Monday night at 7pm. Four of the remaining five MAAC games are at home. 'We can't hang our heads,' Thompson said. 'We have to turn the page and get ready for the next one.'

'Now it is really important that we re-group,' Dempsey said. 'We don't feel great right now. This is how you feel after a loss. If we can win on Monday we'll feel better. It should be a great game and we have to bounce back.'

Ryan Thompson (6'6''-G)

Dyson Scores 20 in 64-57 Men's Basketball Victory Against DePaul - by Allen Waters
STORRS, Conn. - Senior guard Jerome Dyson (Potomac, Md.) scored 20 points to lead the University of Connecticut's men's basketball team to a 64-57 victory over DePaul Saturday evening before a sellout crowd of 10,167 at Harry A. Gampel Pavilion.

The Huskies, who have lost six of their last eight, improve to 14-9 on the season, and are now 4-6 in BIG EAST games. The Blue Demons drop to 8-15 on the year, 1-10 in conference action.

The contest marks the sixth consecutive the Huskies played without Hall of Fame head coach Jim Calhoun, who has taken a medical leave of absence. Associate head coach George Blaney steered the Huskies in Calhoun's absence.

The Huskies had opened up as much as a nine-point lead in the second half before the Blue Demons, led by Will Walker, rallied to take the lead at 52-51 with 5:49 to play on a jumper by Devin Hill. Sophomore guard Kemba Walker (Bronx, N.Y.) converted a steal into a fast break layup to put the Huskies ahead for good with 4:54 to play. The Huskies made nine of 10 free throws down the stretch to secure the win.

Dyson scored at least 20 points for the 11th time this season and 25th time in his Connecticut career. He has now scored 1,482 points at Storrs, and he moved past Kevin Freeman into 15th place on the all-time Husky scoring list.

Also in double figures for the Huskies were senior forwards Stanley Robinson (Birmingham, Ala.) and Gavin Edwards (Gilbert, Ariz.), who each scored 10 points. Both Dyson and Robinson have each scored in double figures in every game this season. Robinson grabbed a game-high seven rebounds as well.

The Huskies got another strong performance from freshman forward Ater Majok (Sydney, Australia). Majok scored six points, blocked a career-best five shots in a career-high 32 minutes of game action. Freshman center Alex Oriakhi (Lowell, Mass.) had nine points and six rebounds, while Walker had nine points as well.

Connecticut committed 13 turnovers, but had just five after intermission. The Huskies won the battle of the boards, 36-29, and the nation's leading shot-blocking squad registered eight rejections.

The Blue Demons had opened up as much as an eight-point lead in the first half, at 20-12, before the Huskies closed the half on a 22-7 run take a 34-27 lead into the locker room. The Huskies shot 50 percent in the opening twenty minutes, and finished shooting 41 percent for the game.

DePaul was paced by Walker, who scored 24 points, 17 in the second half. The Huskies will next play on Wednesday, Feb. 10, when they venture to play at Syracuse. Tip-off is set for 7:00 p.m., and the game will be nationally-televised by ESPN as part of Rivalry Week.

Kemba Walker (6'1''-G-90)


Stephens leads T71 to cup semifinal win against Etzella - by Daniel Poerschke
Denell Stephens (192-G-86, college: Slippery Rock) is again very important for his team T71 Dudelange.
After having won 8 games in the row in the championship, Stephens lead his team to a win in the cup semifinals against favourite Etzella Ettelbruck 76-56.
He delivered a great performance yesterday and he was the decisive person to help his team win. Dudelange has now the chance to defend their title.
Nelly had 20 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and also had 4 blocks and he showed 3 great dunks. He continues to be the crowd pleaser in the league.


Standings - BLNO
BLNO Standings
 1. Asker 19-1 
 2. Gimle 15-5 
 3. Tromso 12-8 
 4. Harstad 12-8 
 5. Baerum 9-11 
 6. Ammerud 8-12 
 7. Froya 4-16 
 8. Ulriken 1-19 

BLNO Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
  Avg: 24
 1. Lawrence, Tromso24.0 
 2. Eskeland, Ulriken24.0 
 3. Williams, Tromso21.6 
 4. Karlsen, Asker19.8 
 5. Djerman, Gimle19.3 
 6. Oatis, Baerum18.6 
 7. Skaara, Baerum18.5 
 8. Mahnin, Asker18.4 
 9. Bullock, Gimle18.1 
 10. Kombat, Fro.17.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Donald OATIS
  Avg: 11.4
 1. Oatis, Baerum11.4 
 2. Woodson, Harstad11.1 
 3. Gray, Baerum10.8 
 4. Nwachukwu, Ammerud9.6 
 5. Bullock, Gimle9.4 
 6. Djerman, Gimle8.8 
 7. Karlsen, Asker8.1 
 8. Kombat, Froya8.0 
 9. Williams, Tromso7.8 
 10. Christensen, T.7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Christer ELGMORK
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Elgmork, Baerum6.1 
 2. Mahnin, Asker5.1 
 3. Mihaylov, Tromso4.4 
 4. Diomande, Harstad4.0 
 5. Hinsch, Ammerud3.9 
 6. Woodson, Harstad3.9 
 7. Ble, Harstad3.8 
 8. Jawara, Froya3.8 
 9. Issalhi, Tromso3.4 
 10. Eskeland, Ulrik.3.1 
Steals Per Game
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Bullock, Gimle2.5 
 2. Jawara, Froya2.2 
 3. Myhrer, Harstad2.1 
 4. Ellingsen, Gimle1.8 
 5. Nwachukwu, Ammerud1.8 
 6. Eskeland, Ulriken1.8 
 7. Ouakkaha, Ulriken1.7 
 8. Lancaster, Gimle1.7 
 9. Gray, Baerum1.7 
 10. Issalhi, Trom.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Donald OATIS
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Oatis, Baerum2.7 
 2. Williams, Tromso1.4 
 3. Kombat, Froya1.3 
 4. Woodson, Harstad1.2 
 5. Karlsen, Asker0.9 
 6. Bullock, Gimle0.8 
 7. Frierson, Harstad0.8 
 8. Bolinz, Asker0.7 
 9. Christensen, Tro.0.7 
 10. Ouakkaha, Ulrik.0.6 

BLNO Round: 23 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Ulriken - Froya 66-69
Ulriken lost to Froya 66:69 as the latter got 19 ponts from Karamo Jawara (198-F-91). Kombat Miilah had 13 poits and 13 rebounds, while Schonning Victor posted 12. Eskeland Audun delivered 29 points in the losing effort.

Baerum - Harstad 77-79
Baerum was beaten by Harstad 77:79 as the latter improved to 12-8 record. Thomas Ble (186-G-89, college: Njard IL) paced all the winners with 23 points, while Woodson Mario and Rafii-Aval Mehyar scored 15 each. Frierson Chucky produced 20 points in the losing effort.

Ammerud - Asker 60-85
Asker is with 19-1 record on top defeating Ammerud 85:60. Five playes scored in double digits as Mustafa Mahnin (182-G-80) led them all with 17 points. Roy Emeka Nwachukwu ended up with 19 points and 12 rebounds in defeat.

Gimle - Tromso 82-73
Gimle is with 15-5 record cruising past Tromso 82:73. Ivan Djerman (202-F-83, agency: Global Sports Plaza) stepped up with 21 points and Bullock Peter followed him with 20 points and 13 rebounds. Lawrence Matthew finished the night with 22 points in the losing case.


PBA Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
  Talk N Text
  Avg: 19.4
 1. Cardona, Talk N.19.4 
 2. Santos, San Miguel18.8 
 3. Williams, Santa Lucia17.9 
 4. Yap, Purefoods17.0 
 5. Miller, Alaska16.7 
 6. Tubid, Ginebra16.5 
 7. Mercado, Rain o.16.4 
 8. Alapag, Talk N Text15.5 
 9. Raymundo, Puref.15.3 
 10. Norwood, Rain.14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
  Santa Lucia
  Avg: 14.6
 1. Williams, Santa Lucia14.6 
 2. Taulava, Coca-Cola12.5 
 3. Santos, San Miguel10.2 
 4. Reavis, Purefoods9.1 
 5. Carey, Talk N Text8.9 
 6. Pena, San Miguel8.6 
 7. Pingris, Purefoods8.1 
 8. Devance, Alaska7.4 
 9. Alonzo, Barako Bull7.4 
 10. Reyes, Rain.7.2 
Assists Per Game
  Burger King
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Cabagnot, Coca-Cola5.9 
 2. Helterbrand, Gineb.5.3 
 3. Villanueva, San M.4.9 
 4. Alapag, Talk N Text4.9 
 5. Reyes, Santa Lucia4.6 
 6. Mercado, Rain o.4.6 
 7. Taulava, Coca-Cola4.5 
 8. Miller, Alaska4.3 
 9. Castro, Talk N Text4.1 
 10. Tenorio, Alas.4.1 
Steals Per Game
  Santa Lucia
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Reyes, Santa Lucia2.1 
 2. Artadi, Purefoods1.7 
 3. Williams, Santa Lucia1.7 
 4. Buenafe, Burger K.1.4 
 5. Norwood, Rain o.1.4 
 6. Lanete, Burger King1.4 
 7. Santos, San Miguel1.4 
 8. Tenorio, Alaska1.3 
 9. Abarrientos, Gineb.1.3 
 10. Dimaunahan, Barako.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Arwind SANTOS
  San Miguel
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Santos, San Miguel1.5 
 2. Peek, Talk N Text1.4 
 3. Quinahan, Burger K.1.3 
 4. Maierhofer, Puref.1.1 
 5. Thoss, Alaska1.0 
 6. Pennisi, San Miguel0.9 
 7. Belga, Burger King0.8 
 8. Hrabak, Rain o.0.8 
 9. Aquino, Santa Lucia0.8 
 10. Devance, Alas.0.8 

PBA: Purefoods and Ginebra advance to Semifinals! - by Eurobasket News
Purefoods - Rain or Shine 95-85
Purefoods finally ended Rain or Shine's Cinderella story in the KFC-PBA Philippine Cup. James Yap (191-F/G-82) scored a game-high 28 points and Marc Pingris grabbed 16 rebounds, made 14 points, and provided the hustle and heart the Giants needed in disposing of the young Elasto Painters, 95-85, and winning the decisive game of their best-of-five quarterfinals series Sunday at the Araneta Coliseum. The Giants next face no. 2 seed San Miguel Beermen in the best-of-seven semifinals beginning Wednesday. 'It's a great relief to finally beat Rain or Shine,' said Purefoods coach Ryan Gregorio. 'People thought this series was a breeze for us. But they (Painters) are quicker and younger than us, and at times in the series had bigger hearts than us. But not in tonight's game.' 'I always felt that Rain or Shine is really, really a hard match-up for us,' said Gregorio. 'At least we finally made it to the Final Four.' James Yap sparked Purefoods offense in the third period, scoring 13 markers that helped Purefoods pad a three-point lead at the half to 80-64 in the dying seconds of the quarter. The Elasto Painters never recovered from there as the closest they got was at 91-85. James Yap then had a short basket and Raymundo hit a pair of free throws to push the Giants at 95-85 with only 1:37 remaining. Solomon Mercado (183-G-84, college: Biola (CA)) scattered 23 points and Gabe Norwood (196-G/F-85, college: George Mason) had 20 for the Elasto Painters. - Courtesy of www.GMANews.TV

Ginebra - Talk N Text 113-100
Barangay Ginebra dethroned Talk 'N Text fair and square Sunday night, 113-100, to advance into the semifinals of the KFC-PBA Philippine Cup. JC Intal (195-C-83) pumped in a career-high 28 points, including 16 in the opening half, while adding 10 rebounds in the Game 5 win that clinched for the Kings the controversy-marred quarterfinals series, 3-2. Waiting for the league's crowd darling at the other end is top seed Alaska Aces. Game 1 of their best-of-seven semis begins on Wednesday. Ronald Tubid finally played his best game of the series with 16 points, so did Eric Menk, while Willy Wilson had 14 and Celino Cruz and Enrico Villanueva finished with 13 and 10, respectively for the Kings, who were in control of the sudden-death game majority of the way. The Kings also became the latest team to climb back from an 0-2 deficit to win a best-of-five duel, sweeping the last three games of the series, including a 27-20 win in Game 4, which the deposed champions forfeited after walking out of the game with one minute left in the first period owing to what they perceived were biased officiating in favor of Ginebra. Officiating was never an issue in the decisive game as Intal and Tubid came out smoking for the Kings, who raced to an early eight-point lead before settling for a 55-49 edge at the half. Then came the big third quarter rip-off. Mark Cardona (180-G/F-81) topscored for the Tropang Texters with 21 points - half of them in the first half - while Jason Castro (173-G-86) and Jimmy Alapag (178-G-77, college: Cal.St.-San Bernar.) added 18 apiece. Talk 'N Text had no. 33 printed on their playing shirt in honor of suspended teammate Ranidel de Ocampo. The 6-foot-7 shooting forward out of St. Francis was meted a one-game suspension by the league for committing a flagrant foul 2 on Tubid in Game 4, the controversial call that eventually sparked the Tropang Texters' decision to walk out of the game. - Courtesy if www.GMANews.TV


PLK Round: 19 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
PBG Basket - Stal SW 98-76
PBG Basket overcame Stal SW 98:76 at the end of the Regular Season Round 19. Zbigniew Bialek (203-F-82) stepped up with 26 points and 11 rebounds, while Ocokoljic Sasa scored 16. Miszczuk Marek delivered 22 points in the losing case.

Trefl Sopot - Polonia 2011 106-78
Trefl Sopot is with 11-8 record after the victory over Polonia 2011 106:78. Pawel Malesa (197-F-85, college: Chipola) paced all the winners with 21 points and Kinnard Lawrence scored 17. Karwowski Leszek notched 16 points in defeat and Pamula Piotr produced 15.

Polonia Azbud - Anwil 87-81
Eddie Miller (191-G-85, agency: ZAG Advocates, college: Fresno St.) scored 25 points as Polonia Azbud beat Anwil 87:81. Alexander Josh nailed 15, while Bacik Mariusz and NaNa Harding posted 11 apiece. Szubarga Krzysztof inished the night with 18 points for the visitors and Dunn Alex added 15.

AZS Koszalin - PGE Turow 90-75
AZS Koszalin surprised PGE Turow 90:75 as Dante Swanson (178-G-81, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Tulsa) had 20 points and 10 assists. Reese George followed him with 17, while Kovac, Mirko added 10. Wright Michael ended up with 23 points in the losing case.

ISS Sportino - Assec.Prokom 66-82
Prokom remains undefeated after the trip to ISS Sportino and after 82:66 improved to 19-0 record. Ronnie Burrell (204-F-83, agency: Pro One Sports, college: NC-Greensboro) poured in 20 points and Logan David added 18. Day Quinton chipped in 20 points in the losing case.

SKK Kotwica - Znicz 84-78
SKK Kotwica rolled over Znicz 84:78 as Smith Omni paced all the winners with 23 points and Adam Harrington (196-G/F-80, agency: Edge Sports, college: Auburn) followed him with 19 points and 14 rebounds. Zablocki Tomasz chipped in 23 for the guests and Williamson, John nailed 20.

Polpharma - Energa Czarni 78-76
Polpharma improved to 14-5 record after the in over Energa Czarni 78:76. Patrick Okafor (203-F-79, college: Houston) and Majewski Lukasz combined for 50 points and Wisniewski Lukasz added 13. Leonczyk Pawel and Cesnauskis Mantas posted 16 points in defeat.

Standings - DBE
PLK Standings
 1. Assec.Prokom 19-0 
 2. Anwil 16-3 
 3. Polpharma 14-5 
 4. Trefl Sopot 11-8 
 5. PGE Turow 11-8 
 6. Energa Czarni 10-9 
 7. AZS Koszalin 10-9 
 8. Sokol Znicz 9-10 
 9. Polonia 9-10 
 10. Stal SW 7-12 
 11. PBG Basket 6-13 
 12. SKK Kotwica 5-14 
 13. Polonia 2011 4-15 
 14. ISS Sportino 2-17 

DBE Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Michael WRIGHT
  PGE Turow
  Avg: 20.8
 1. Wright, PGE Turow20.8 
 2. Day, ISS Sportino20.6 
 3. Scott, ISS Sportino20.0 
 4. Mays, Znicz18.8 
 5. Chappell, Znicz18.8 
 6. Swanson, AZS K.18.0 
 7. Williamson, Znicz17.9 
 8. Logan, Assec.Pr.17.8 
 9. Weeden, Polpharma17.3 
 10. Miller, Polonia Azb.16.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Darrell HARRIS
  SKK Kotwica
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Harris, SKK K.11.2 
 2. Daniels, Energa C.9.5 
 3. Chappell, Znicz8.5 
 4. Kuzminskas, Trefl S.8.1 
 5. Bigus, ISS Sportino7.9 
 6. Ibrahim, ISS S.7.9 
 7. Bigus, Polonia 20117.5 
 8. NaNa, Polonia Azbud7.3 
 9. Okafor, Polpharma7.2 
 10. Williamson, Zni.6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Krzysztof SZUBARGA
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Szubarga, Anwil6.8 
 2. Loyd, Stal SW5.8 
 3. Logan, Assec.Pr.4.9 
 4. Swanson, AZS K.4.9 
 5. Smith, SKK Kotwica4.8 
 6. Brazelton, Energa C.4.8 
 7. Ewing, Assec.Pr.4.6 
 8. Hughes, Polonia .4.2 
 9. Joyce, Anwil4.1 
 10. Hawkins, Trefl.3.9 
Steals Per Game
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Majewski, Polph.2.5 
 2. Godbold, Stal SW2.4 
 3. Day, ISS Sportino2.3 
 4. Logan, Assec.Pr.2.3 
 5. Chappell, Znicz2.3 
 6. Szubarga, Anwil2.1 
 7. Mays, Znicz2.0 
 8. Angley, Polpharma1.9 
 9. Navickas, AZS K.1.9 
 10. Swanson, AZS.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
  Polonia 2011
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Karwowski, Polonia .1.9 
 2. Wallace, PGE Turow1.9 
 3. Kesicki, ISS S.1.5 
 4. Harris, SKK K.1.3 
 5. Misiewicz, Znicz1.1 
 6. Lapeta, Assec.Pr.1.0 
 7. Wyka, Znicz1.0 
 8. Kuzminskas, Trefl S.0.9 
 9. Sullivan, Anwil0.9 
 10. Reese, AZS Koszal.0.8 


Proliga Round: 14 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Penafiel - Seixal 74-67
Penafiel maintained the leading position as they fired past Seixal. Sidney Holmes (200-F-82, agency: Court Side, college: Lewis) scored 17 points, grabbed 17 rebounds and dished out 6 assists to pace Penafiel. Vladimir Teixeira contributed 16 points and 8 steals in the winning effort. Pedro Silva replied with 18 points for Seixal.

A.Musical - Terceira Basket 61-73
Terceira prevailed against Academia Musical as Renato Lindmets (198-F, college: Westfield St.) notched 20 points and 13 rebounds. Matthew Murrer contributed 17 points and 8 caroms for the winning side. Ba Cassama answered with 12 points for Academia.

Galitos FC - Lusitania 68-72
Lusitania claimed the 12th win as they nipped Galitos on the road. Frederico Tavares (194-F-88) nailed 21 points for Lusitania. Marcel Monplasir added 15 points and 13 boards in the victory. Tiago Brito replied with 23 points for Galitos.

Barcelos - Sangalhos 76-66
Barcelos stayed just behind the league leaders recording the tenth win. John Winchester (193-G-83, college: Robert Morris) scored 26 points to lead Barcelos past Sangalhos. Pedro Silva added 16 points and 15 boards in the win. Justin Marshall responded with 21 points and 8 rebounds for Sangalhos.

Angra - Electrico FC 75-93
Anastacio Sami (207-C-76) knocked down 25 points and grabbed 8 rebounds to lead Electrico past Angra. Tiago Pinto accounted for 21 points and 9 steals in the victory. Riu Monteiro notched 22 points for Angra.

Maia Basket - Povoa 63-92
Povoa earned the eighth win in the season as they defeated Maia Basket. Nuno Oliveira (181-G-83) and Rui Coelho scored 20 points each to lead the charge. Antonio Gomes had 13 points in the victory. Luis Correia responded with 13 points for Maia Basket as they remained winless.

LPB Round: 12 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
VSC Guimar. - Ovarense 71-78
Ovarense prevailed against Vitoria Guimaraes on the road. John Waller (193-F-82, college: ODU) connected for 26 points to lead Ovarense to the tenth win. Christopher Lee added 15 points and 9 rebounds in the victory. Karlton Mims responded with 16 points and 5 steals for Guimaraes.

Academica - Fisica 84-83
Academica narrowly defeated visiting Fisica. Manuel Johnson (201-F-83, agency: Court Side, college: Tex.A&M-Comm.) unloaded 32 points and pulled down 9 boards for Academica. Kalen Grimes accounted for 18 points and 9 caroms for the winners. Austen Powers replied with 25 points for Fisica.

CAB - AD Vagos 88-76
CAB Madeira prevailed against AD Vagos as Matthew Webster (203-F-84, college: Evansville) tallied 29 points, 11 boards and 5 steals. Lance Soderberg netted 15 points in the winning case. AD Vagos had to surrender despite 30 points and 11 caroms from Brandon Voorhees.

Barreirense - Sampaense 62-71
Sampaense outclassed Barreirense on the road. Ricardo de Bem (210-F/C-84, college: Oklahoma City) and Bobby Madison came up with 17 points each for Sampaense. Vitor Furtado and Alexandre Madison had 10 points apiece in the victory. Shane Clark answered with 17 points and 7 rebounds for Barreirense.

Illiabum - Porto Ferpinta 69-61
Illibaum shocked Porto at home court. Nate Daniels (201-F-83, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Mountain St.) was pivotal with 18 points and 6 boards for the hosts. James St.Robert contributed 15 points and 10 rebounds for Illibaum. Gregory Stempin replied with 22 points and 10 rebounds for Porto.

Ginasio - Benfica 107-113
Sergio Ramos (200-F-76) scored 26 points and grabbed 12 boards to lead Benfica past Ginasio in overtime. Heshimu Evans contributed 21 points and 10 boards as Benfica improved at 12-0 record. Jason Hartford answered with 27 points for Ginasio. Brandon Dagans netted 24 points in the losing effort.

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

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

Stats Leaders - UZO Liga
Points Per Game
  Avg: 22.8
 1. Waller, Ovarense22.8 
 2. Dagans, Ginasio22.7 
 3. Crutchfield, Sampa.21.8 
 4. Powers, Fisica20.4 
 5. Clark, Barreirense19.8 
 6. Webster, CAB19.7 
 7. Voorhees, AD Vagos19.4 
 8. Ramos, Benfica19.1 
 9. Smith, AD Vagos18.2 
 10. Johnson, Academi.17.1 
Rebounds Per Game
  VSC Guimar.
  Avg: 10.6
 1. Nealy, VSC Guimar.10.6 
 2. Lee, Ovarense10.3 
 3. Smith, AD Vagos10.2 
 4. Johnson, Fisica9.9 
 5. St.Robert, Illiabum9.8 
 6. Sowell, Barreirense9.6 
 7. Terrell, Porto F.9.5 
 8. Johnson, Academica8.8 
 9. Shaw, Illiabum8.5 
 10. Wilson, Sampaen.8.4 
Assists Per Game
 Daniel FELIX
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Felix, Illiabum3.6 
 2. Costa, Ginasio2.7 
 3. Dagans, Ginasio2.6 
 4. Simoes, Academica2.5 
 5. Silva, VSC Guimar.2.4 
 6. Williams, Academica2.3 
 7. Mims, VSC Guimar.2.2 
 8. Schneider, CAB2.2 
 9. Reed, Benfica2.1 
 10. Eddie, VSC Guim.2.1 
Steals Per Game
  AD Vagos
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Reveles, AD Vagos6.5 
 2. Felix, Illiabum6.3 
 3. Manarte, Ovarense6.3 
 4. Costa, Ginasio5.2 
 5. Simoes, Academica4.5 
 6. Mims, VSC Guimar.4.3 
 7. Fernandes, CAB4.1 
 8. Nealy, VSC Guimar.4.1 
 9. Sing, Sampaense4.0 
 10. Miranda, Ovaren.3.9 
Blocks Per Game
  Avg: 2
 1. Sowell, Barreirense2.0 
 2. Terrell, Porto F.1.8 
 3. Frisby, Benfica1.5 
 4. Lee, Ovarense1.5 
 5. DeWitz, Benfica1.3 
 6. Smith, AD Vagos1.3 
 7. Jackson, Academica1.3 
 8. Soderberg, CAB1.3 
 9. Wilson, Sampaense1.3 
 10. Johnson, Fisi.1.1 


Al-Gharaffa Crush Al-Rayyan 80-57 in Game 1 of Qatari League Finals. Up 1-0 in best of 3 finals - by Amir Abou-El-Kheir
After Al Gharrafah swept Al Jaysh Army SC 2-0, and Al Rayyan, needing 3 games, beat As Sadd Sports Club in the semi-finals, the finals stage was set, pitting the top 2 teams this year. Al Rayyan swept the season series 2-0, and are highly favored, but Al Gharrafah came out firing on all cylinders and handed Al Rayyan one of their worst defeats they have every suffered in a finals.

Al Rayyan went up 2-0 on a basket by Yasseen Musa (204-F-80) to start the game, however that would be the only lead that they saw that game, as Al Gharaffa, lead by their floor general, Boney Watson (183-G, college: Sam Houston St.), went on a 14-0 run to go up by a score of 14-2; Al Rayyan never recovered. It was total domination for Al Gharrafah from start to finish. Michael Okpalaeze (198-C), the rookie out of Dubuque College, led Gharaffah in scoring, notching 20 points to go along with 8 rebounds and 3 assists. Omer Abgader Salem (205-C-83) had 17 points, 8 rebounds, 3 blocks and 3 assists. Watson (183-G, college: Sam Houston St.) scored 11, and added 4 boards, 6 assists and 4 steals. Mohammed Abdullah Ali (192-G-87) also scored 11 points, had 8 rebounds (3 offensive), and 3 steals. His energy on the court though, does not show up on the score sheet. Abdullah was everywhere he needed to be on the court. He was patient, had great shot selection and most importantly stayed out of early foul trouble, an issue that he has been dealing with all season. Finally, Ousseynou N'Diaye (195-G/F-85), added 16 points for the victors, with his sweet shot and silky smooth moves. Al Rayyan was again led by the always dependable, and never tiring, Yasseen Musa, who scored 13 and had 10 rebounds. While Mohammad Saleem Abdullah (205-C-82) had identical numbers in the loss. Game 2 will be played on Tuesday night. It should be another great one!

In the earlier match, for 3rd place, Al Jaysh Army SC dominated As Sadd Sports Club to take a 1-0 lead in the best of 3 series. Game 2 is scheduled for tonight.


Standings - Superleague A
A Superleague Standings
 1. CSKA 10-1 
 2. Khimky 9-2 
 3. Unics 7-4 
 4. Lok.Rostov 7-6 
 5. Triumph 5-6 
 6. Dynamo M. 5-7 
 7. Krasnie Krilya 4-7 
 8. Krasnoyarsk 3-8 
 9. Spartak SP 1-10 


Standings - A Liga
A Standings
 1. Borac 15-5 
 2. Beograd 14-6 
 3. Metalac 14-6 
 4. Vojvodina 13-7 
 5. Tamis 13-7 
 6. Proleter Naft. 12-8 
 7. Napredak 11-9 
 8. Novi Sad 11-9 
 9. Masinac 9-11 
 10. Sloga 9-11 
 11. Mega Vizura 9-11 
 12. Radnicki Basket 5-15 
 13. Ergonom 4-16 
 14. KG 06 1-19 
Will join on later stage:
 1. Hemofarm
 2. Radnicki K.
 3. FMP
 4. Crvena Zvez.
 5. Partizan

Standings - B Liga
B League Standings
 1. Superfund 14-2 
 2. Radnicki O. 13-3 
 3. Crnokosa 11-4 
 4. Smederevo 11-5 
 5. Mladost CA 10-6 
 6. Jagodina 9-6 
 7. Zeleznicar I. 7-9 
 8. Vojvodina 7-9 
 9. FMP II 6-9 
 10. Jug Vranje 6-10 
 11. Vrbas 5-11 
 12. Partizan II 4-11 
 13. Zdravlje 4-12 
 14. Beovuk 72 2-12 

Serbian B league, Round 16 (Regular season) - by Zoran Popovic

Superfund Vojvodina 98:84 (31:19, 22:26, 14:20, 31:19)

Superfund made easy won against Vojvodina. After first quarter, domestic players made advantage of +12 points, but guests made small break during the second and was close to surprise domestic players during the third quarter. In the last period of the match Superfund repeat first quarter and routinely finished the match. Great role showed Marko Kandic (203-F-79, agency: 011 Sports) who led his team with 33 points and 24 rebounds. For the guests Knezevic scored 17 points.

Vrbas Karneks Zdravlje 69:67 (12:24, 14:11, 22:20, 21:12)

Very important won Vrbas made against Zdravlje. Guests better opened the match and after first quarter had +12 points advantage. Guests saved advantage until the end of third quarter, but in the fourth period made break and had more patients at the end of game. The most efficient player in Vrbas was Bogdanovic and Zekovic who scored per 15 points. For Zdravlje Radivojevic scored 23 points.

Mladost Jug 74:67 (20:16, 13:19, 19:17, 22:15)

Mladost won 10th game this season. Mladost better opened game, but guests made break in the second quarter and finished first half with +2 points advantage for them. Both teams were equal during the third quarter and domestic players played better defence, showed more patients at the end of game and finally won the game. The most efficient players in Mladost was Gajovic who scored 22 points, Papic and Popovic scored per 20 points. For Jug Stankovic scored 18 points.

Zeleznicar - Vizura Smederevo 72:58 (19:9, 8:15, 21:17, 24:17)

Zeleznicar players did not give a chance to Smederevo players to play as favorite on their own court. After +10 points for Zeleznicar in first quarter, Smederevo finished first half on only -1 point advantage for domestic players. After halftime Zeleznicar players played aggressively, did not allowed easy-scored points and finished third quarter on +5 points. In the same rhythm they continued in the last period of the match, which was enough to made very important won for them. For the winners Ivanis scored 18 points and in Vizura Smederevo the most efficient player was Rnic with 14 points.


Stats Leaders - 1A
Points Per Game
  Avg: 22.5
 1. Cebular, Sentjur22.5 
 2. Crenshaw, Sentjur18.8 
 3. Snow, Helios17.9 
 4. Dragic, Geoplin .17.4 
 5. King, Polzela16.7 
 6. Cup, Elektra .16.3 
 7. Mucic, Rudar16.1 
 8. Feeley, Elektra .16.0 
 9. Bubnic, Zlatorog15.7 
 10. Drzic, Luka Kop.15.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Shawn KING
  Avg: 10.1
 1. King, Polzela10.1 
 2. Feeley, Elektra .8.5 
 3. Nikolic, Krka8.1 
 4. Thondique, Polzela6.9 
 5. Cup, Elektra .6.8 
 6. Bubnic, Zlatorog6.4 
 7. Virijevic, Sencur C.6.1 
 8. Markic, Luka Koper6.1 
 9. Simovic, Sentjur5.8 
 10. Ugrekhelidze, Luka.5.8 
Assists Per Game
  Elektra Esotech
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Kostomaj, Elektr.5.7 
 2. Crenshaw, Sentjur5.6 
 3. Anzulovic, Rudar4.6 
 4. Mocnik, Helios3.9 
 5. Nachbar, Luka Koper3.9 
 6. Cmer, Zlatorog3.8 
 7. Jersin, Parklji3.6 
 8. Udrih, Polzela3.1 
 9. Cebular, Sentjur3.0 
 10. Petrovic, Heli.2.7 
Steals Per Game
 Gregor HAFNAR
  Carmatic PT
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Hafnar, Polzela2.1 
 2. Dragic, Geoplin .1.9 
 3. Strnad, Zlatorog1.8 
 4. Udrih, Polzela1.7 
 5. Markic, Luka Koper1.7 
 6. Jovanovic, Sencur C.1.6 
 7. Jersin, Parklji1.6 
 8. Lapornik, Sentjur1.6 
 9. Cebular, Sentjur1.5 
 10. Zadnik, Geopli.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Nikolic, Krka1.8 
 2. King, Polzela1.4 
 3. Sviridov, Polzela0.8 
 4. Ibok, Polzela0.8 
 5. Cup, Elektra .0.8 
 6. Sjekloca, Elektr.0.7 
 7. Simovic, Sentjur0.7 
 8. Pavic, Geoplin Slovan0.7 
 9. Bubnic, Zlatorog0.6 
 10. Nowakowski, Luka.0.6 

Four teams already clinches League Play-Off spot - by Zeljko Zule
Krka, Helios, Geoplin Slovan and Pro-Tek Zasavje already clinched spots in Telemach League Play-Off
Hopsi-Pro Tek Zasavje 86-80: Hopsi never trailed, led by as many as 18 points in the first half. Shawn King (208-C-82, college: ORU) collected 15 points and 16 rebounds, Primoz Kobale scored 19 points and Nikola Ivanovic added 14. Zasavje was outrebounded 31-43. Vladimir Anzulovic and Mladen Soskic finished with 23 points apiece.
Parklji-Elektra Esotech 79-68: Parklji made a 12-2 run early in thefinal period as handed Elektra six straight loss. Dario Krejic scored 18 points, Dalibor Djapa 17 and Stefan Kosec and Boris Jersin added 14 each. For Elektra, Dejan Cup had 18 points and 11 rebounds, Sinisa Bilic collected 11 points and 11 rebounds and Dejan Lelic scored 12 points.
Sentjur-TCG Mercator 85-73: Sentjur opened the final period with 14 straight points to take a lead 70-59. Sandi Cebular posted 28 points, Blaz Rucigaj had 22 points and 10 rebounds and Marcus Crenshaw scored 15 points and handed out 9 assists. Mercator was outrebounded 20-30, picking up just 3 offensive boards. Mirko Mulalic and Mensud Julevic scored 19 points apiece.
Zlatorog-Luka Koper 87-68: Trailing 22-33 in the second quarter, Zlatorog went on a 16-2 run to take a halftime lead 38-35 and never looked back from there. Drazen Bubnic scored 23 points on shooting 9-of-11 from the field, Nejc Strnad added 15 points and Miljan Goljovic 13 and Mitja Nikolic Smrdelj 10. Koper missed all 3-point attempts. Ales Kunc posted 15 points, David Ugrekhelidze had 14 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists and Tomasz Nowakowski netted 13 points.
Sencur CPK-Geoplin Slovan 80-102: There were 11 lead changes, but Slovan opened the second half with a 16-5 run and led by as many as 26 points. Bojan Jovanovic scored 21 points, Uros Zadnik came of the bench for 19 points and Matej Krusic added1 18 points. For Sencur, Roman Horvat posted 20 points and Crt Ristic in his debut added 19 points.


KBL Round: 46 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Mobis Phoebus - KCC Egis 82-60
Mobis Phoebus won over KCC Egis 82:60 for 32-12 record on top. Yang Dong-Geun (182-G-81) paced all the winners with 18 points while three other teammates followed him with 14 each. Johnson Ivan responded with 16 points in the losing effort.

SK Knights - Samsung Th. 69-77
SK Knights lost to Samsung 69:77 at the Regular Season Round 46. Thomas Victor (201-F-79, college: La Salle) poured in 18 points, Sandrin Eric had 17 points and 12 rebounds, while Lee Jung-Suk added 6. Kim Julian ended up with 20 points and 9 rebounds in defeat.

Daegu Orions - LG Sakers 73-86
Daegu Orions lost to LG Sakers 73:86 as the latter got 29 points and 15 rebounds from Stevenson Greg (198-F-78, agency: SportsTalent, college: Richmond). Alexander Chris had 19 points and 11 boards, while Kang Dae-Hyup notched 17. Hill Herbert delivered 21 points in the losing effort.

KBL Standings
 1. Mobis Phoebus 32-12 
 2. KCC Egis 30-13 
 3. Sonic Boom KT 30-13 
 4. Dongbu Promy 29-14 
 5. LG Sakers 25-18 
 6. Samsung Th. 19-23 
 7. ET Land B.Sl. 15-29 
 8. SK Knights 13-30 
 9. KT&G Kites 12-30 
 10. Daegu Orions 10-34 


Standings - ACB
ACB Standings
 1. Regal Barca 19-2 
 2. Caja Laboral 18-3 
 3. MMC Real M. 17-4 
 4. Valencia BC 14-7 
 5. Cajasol 13-8 
 6. DKV Joventut 11-10 
 7. Unicaja 10-11 
 8. Valladolid 10-11 
 9. Gran Canaria 10-11 
 10. Estudiantes 10-11 
 11. Manresa 9-12 
 12. Granada 8-13 
 13. Fuenlabrada 8-13 
 14. Meridiano A. 8-13 
 15. Lagun Aro GBC 7-14 
 16. Xacobeo BS 7-14 
 17. Bizkaia Bilbao 6-15 
 18. CB Murcia 4-17 

Stats Leaders - ACB
Points Per Game
 Gerald FITCH
  Avg: 20.4
 1. Fitch, Fuenlabrada20.4 
 2. Carroll, Gran Canaria18.4 
 3. Tucker, DKV J.17.3 
 4. Vujanic, CB Murcia16.7 
 5. Navarro, Regal B.16.7 
 6. Splitter, Caja L.16.2 
 7. Batista, Fuenlabr.16.1 
 8. Vasiliadis, Xacob.15.4 
 9. Banic, Bizkaia Bilbao14.9 
 10. Mumbru, Bizkai.14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Esteban BATISTA
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Batista, Fuenlabr.8.1 
 2. Moss, CB Murcia8.0 
 3. Panko, Lagun A.7.5 
 4. Kirksay, Cajasol7.3 
 5. Prestes, CB Murcia7.0 
 6. Caner-Medley, Estudi.6.9 
 7. Splitter, Caja L.6.9 
 8. Augustine, Gran C.6.8 
 9. Hendrix, Granada6.8 
 10. Jackson, Xacobeo6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Omar COOK
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Cook, Unicaja5.8 
 2. Huertas, Caja L.5.8 
 3. Stanic, Xacobeo BS5.0 
 4. Rubio, Regal Barca5.0 
 5. Valters, DKV J.4.7 
 6. Dumas, Valladolid4.4 
 7. Jaric, MMC R.4.3 
 8. Calloway, Cajasol4.1 
 9. Norris, Gran C.4.0 
 10. Tucker, DKV.3.8 
Steals Per Game
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Kirksay, Cajasol2.6 
 2. Rubio, Regal Barca2.5 
 3. Triguero, Cajasol1.9 
 4. Prigioni, MMC R.1.9 
 5. Van Lacke, Valladolid1.8 
 6. Fisher, Gran C.1.7 
 7. Stanic, Xacobeo BS1.6 
 8. Welsch, Unicaja1.5 
 9. Calloway, Cajasol1.4 
 10. Mumbru, Bizkai.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Robert BATTLE
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Battle, Valladolid1.7 
 2. Ruffin, Manresa1.6 
 3. Aguilar, Granada1.4 
 4. Batista, Fuenlabr.1.4 
 5. Vazquez, Regal B.1.3 
 6. Lishchuk, Valencia.1.2 
 7. Hendrix, Granada1.2 
 8. Barnes, Valladolid1.2 
 9. Lavrinovic, MMC R.1.2 
 10. Triguero, Cajas.1.1 

ACB: Round 21 review - by Eurobasket News
Cajasol - Estudiantes 83-78
Cajasol celebrated 13th win this season and Dusko Savanovic (204-F/C-83, agency: Beo Basket) was its leading player with 29 points and 5 rebounds. He spent 23 minutes on the court with almost perfect 7/8 for FG2, 4/4 for 3-pts and 3/3 FTs.