EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 2/9/2010

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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   


Hemofarm lost Pavkovic for the season - by Milan Jovanovic
Injury worries of Hemofarm seem like never going to be ended, and after losing Bozovic for the season, the latest news is their playmkaer and the brain of the team - Miljan Pavkovic (178-G-81, agency: Beo Basket) - is also not going to come back before the next season, having been diagnosed with mononucleosis.
This is as heavy blow as it gets for Vrsac team, Pavkovic being their most important player and go-to guy in deciding moments.
New coach Stepandic is already searching for the replacement, the only name being mentioned for now the one of Marque Perry (186-G-81, agency: N.E.T., college: St.Louis), current playmaker of Donetsk, Ukraine.


Round 20 review - by Eurobasket News
Siroki Eronet - Crvena Zvez. 95-80
Siroki Eronet grabbed valuable win against Crvena Zvezda mostly owing to Ivan Grgat (210-F/C-74, agency: Court Side), who nailed 31 points and pulled down 9 rebounds. Sime Spralja (206-F/C-83) was the second scorer in this victory with 15 points. Nemanja Bjelica shined for the guests with 27 points and 6 rebounds, but they dropped to 9-11.

FMP - Hemofarm 81-75
FMP moved up to 7-13 after important home win against Hemofarm. Miroslav Raduljica (213-C-88, agency: Buck Andre) stepped up for the hosts with 28 points and 9 rebounds. Mladen Jeremic (196-G-88) netted 19 pts. Stefan Markovic and Milan Macvan delivered 18 and 17 points respectively in defeat. Hemofarm dropped to 11-8.

Cedevita - KK Zagreb CO 100-88
Cedevita handed 7th loss of the season to Zagreb getting 27 points and 6 assists from Marino Bazdaric (197-G/F-78). Damjan Rudez (206-F-86) secured a great help adding 16 points and 5 boards. Luka Zoric answered with 27 points and 9 rebounds, and Damir Mulaomerovic contributed with 22 points and 9 assists in this defeat. Cedevita 10-10, Zagreb 13-7.

Radnicki K. - U.Olimpija 74-70
Newcomer Radnicki Kragujevac crushed Union Olimpija for the 8th win in Adriatic league. Dragan Milosavljevic (198-G-89) led the way in Radnicki with 18 points and 7 rebounds. Vukasin Aleksic (182-G-85, agency: Beo Basket) and Raljko Kljajevic added 16 and 15 pts respectively. Matt Walsh responded with 17 points and 9 rebounds in defeat. Radnicki 8-12, Union Olimpija 12-8.

Helios - Zadar 65-111
Zadar destroyed Helios as guest joining Hemofarm with 11-8 score. Visitors had 6 players with double-digits in scoring with Hrvoje Peric (203-F-85) leading the way with 19 pts. Peric also grabbed 7 rebounds beside that. In Helios (5-15), Domen Lorbek (198-G/F-85) delivered 16 pts.

Cibona - Bosna S. 87-62
No.1 Cibona registered an expected win against the last ranked Bosna ASA BHT improving its score in the regional championship to 16-4. Bojan Bogdanovic (202-G/F-89) led the hosts with 17 points and 6 rebounds. In Bosna (3-16), Suad Sehovic (197-G/F-87) delivered 18 pts.

Partizan - Buducnost 75-56
Partizan blasted Buducnost staying alone on the second place with 14-5 record. Lester McCalebb (183-G-85, college: New Orleans) was a key player in this victory with 18 points. Branislav Djekic (207-F/C-91, agency: Beo Basket) added 12 pts and 5 boards. On the other side, Buducnost (12-8) got 13 points and 7 rebounds from Cedomir Vitkovac.


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Marino BAZDARIC
  Cedevita
  (197-G/F-78)
  Avg: 18.7
 1. Bazdaric, Cedevita18.7 
 2. Tomic, KK.17.9 
 3. Zizic, Cedevita17.7 
 4. Mulaomerovic, KK Za.16.9 
 5. Tomas, Cibona15.6 
 6. Sehovic, Bosna S.14.9 
 7. Delic, Helios14.1 
 8. Videnov, Crvena Z.13.8 
 9. Grgat, Siroki E.13.2 
 10. Macvan, Hemofa.13.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ante TOMIC
  MMC Real M.
  (217-C-87)
  Avg: 8.9
 1. Tomic, KK.8.9 
 2. Maric, Partizan8.5 
 3. Mason, Siroki E.7.3 
 4. Roberts, Partizan6.4 
 5. Zoric, KK.6.4 
 6. Ruzic, Zadar6.3 
 7. Zizic, Cedevita6.1 
 8. Brkic, Radnicki K.5.9 
 9. Vranes, Partizan5.9 
 10. Sehovic, Bosna.5.6 
Assists Per Game
 Jure MOCNIK
  Helios
  (183-G-85)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Mocnik, Helios5.7 
 2. Kojadinovic, Bosna S.5.3 
 3. Markovic, Hemofarm4.8 
 4. Mason, Siroki E.4.6 
 5. Anderson, Cedevita4.5 
 6. Mulaomerovic, KK Za.4.4 
 7. Gordon, Cibona4.4 
 8. Aleksic, Radnicki K.4.4 
 9. Pavkovic, Hemofarm4.2 
 10. Stipcevic, Zad.4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Lester MCCALEBB
  Partizan
  (183-G-85)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. McCalebb, Partizan2.6 
 2. Walsh, U.Olimpija1.8 
 3. Gordon, Cibona1.8 
 4. Krstic, KK.1.7 
 5. Stipcevic, Zadar1.6 
 6. Sehovic, Bosna S.1.6 
 7. Otasevic, Buducnost1.5 
 8. Mocnik, Helios1.5 
 9. Rozic, Cibona1.5 
 10. Roberts, Partiz.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Slavko VRANES
  Partizan
  (229-C-83)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Vranes, Partizan1.4 
 2. Zoric, KK.1.3 
 3. Dragicevic, Buduc.1.2 
 4. Marjanovic, Hemof.0.8 
 5. Golubovic, U.Olimpija0.8 
 6. Plaisted, Zadar0.7 
 7. Maric, Partizan0.7 
 8. Tomic, KK.0.7 
 9. Samardziski, FMP0.6 
 10. Brkic, Radnicki.0.6 


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  ARGENTINA   


Stats Leaders - TNA
Points Per Game
 Derrick MILLER
  Bragado
  (202-C/F-78)
  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
 Louis TRUSCOTT
  Belgrano SN
  (199-F-78)
  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
  Bragado
  (187-G-77)
  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
 Alexis ELSENER
  El Nacional
  (196-G-88)
  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. Gornatti, A.Italiana1.6 
 10. Eseverri, Belgra.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Jeremy CLAYTON
  Firmat SF
  (201-F-86)
  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. Kornegay, A.Ita.1.0 
 7. Ford, Belgrano SN1.0 
 8. Giorgi, Obera TC0.9 
 9. Robinson, Argentino0.9 
 10. Nwankwo, El Nacion.0.8 


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  AUSTRALIA   


Stats Leaders - NBL
Points Per Game
 Kirk PENNEY
  Breakers
  (196-G-80)
  Avg: 22.8
 1. Penney, Breakers22.8 
 2. Williams, Crocodiles18.2 
 3. McKee, Hawks17.9 
 4. Hodge, Tigers17.7 
 5. Ballinger, 36ers17.5 
 6. Gilchrist, 36ers16.9 
 7. Bruton, Breakers16.7 
 8. Worthington, Tig.16.6 
 9. Ubaka, Blaze16.3 
 10. Redhage, Per.15.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Rick RICKERT
  Breakers
  (211-F-83)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Rickert, Breakers7.2 
 2. Roberts, Crocodiles7.1 
 3. Davidson, Hawks7.0 
 4. Worthington, Tig.7.0 
 5. Rychart, Taipans6.9 
 6. Petrie, Blaze6.8 
 7. Schenscher, Perth6.7 
 8. Maxey, Blaze6.7 
 9. Holmes, 36ers6.5 
 10. Burston, 36e.6.1 
Assists Per Game
 Julius HODGE
  Tigers
  (201-G-83)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Hodge, Tigers6.2 
 2. McKee, Hawks4.5 
 3. Gibson, Blaze4.4 
 4. Ubaka, Blaze4.2 
 5. Gilchrist, 36ers4.2 
 6. Williams, Crocodiles3.6 
 7. Bruton, Breakers3.4 
 8. Crosswell, Tigers3.4 
 9. Groves, 36ers3.3 
 10. Boucher, Breake.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Corey WILLIAMS
  Crocodiles
  (191-G-77)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Williams, Crocodiles1.5 
 2. Martin, Perth1.4 
 3. Saville, Hawks1.4 
 4. Bruton, Breakers1.4 
 5. Hodge, Tigers1.3 
 6. Boucher, Breakers1.3 
 7. Jones, Taipans1.3 
 8. McKee, Hawks1.2 
 9. Lisch, Perth1.1 
 10. Worthington, T.1.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Julius HODGE
  Tigers
  (201-G-83)
  Avg: 1
 1. Hodge, Tigers1.0 
 2. Williams, Crocodiles0.8 
 3. Penney, Breakers0.8 
 4. Rickert, Breakers0.7 
 5. Maxey, Blaze0.7 
 6. Redhage, Perth0.7 
 7. Lisch, Perth0.6 
 8. Melzer, Taipans0.6 
 9. Rychart, Taipans0.6 
 10. Tragardh, Haw.0.5 


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  AUSTRIA   


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Deteri MAYES
  Gmunden
  (189-G-74)
  Avg: 20.8
 1. Mayes, Gmunden20.8 
 2. Francois, Gussing20.0 
 3. Penigar, Furstenf.19.3 
 4. Roderick, Arkadia19.2 
 5. Mahalbasic, Worth.18.3 
 6. Kugerl, Kapfenberg17.9 
 7. Nagler, Klostern.17.7 
 8. Dilys, Arkadia17.6 
 9. Levy, Oberwart17.3 
 10. Paez, Oberwa.17.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jason JOHNSON
  Oberwart
  (202-F/C-77)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Johnson, Oberwart9.3 
 2. Penigar, Furstenf.8.5 
 3. Mahalbasic, Worth.8.1 
 4. Conley, Wels7.9 
 5. McCandies, Worth.7.9 
 6. Forrestal, UBSC G.7.6 
 7. Moric, Klostern.6.9 
 8. Heard, Gussing6.9 
 9. Oppland, Gmunden6.6 
 10. Anderson, Vien.6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Ian BOYLAN
  Gmunden
  (197-G/F-83)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Boylan, Gmunden4.8 
 2. Lanegger, UBSC G.4.6 
 3. Danek, Arkadia4.5 
 4. Woschank, Kapfe.4.3 
 5. Richards, Gussing4.1 
 6. Schreiner, St.Po.3.9 
 7. Zeleznik, UBSC G.3.8 
 8. O''Neal, Vienna3.5 
 9. Nelson, Kapfenberg3.5 
 10. Creddle, Kloste.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Terrence RODERICK
  Arkadia
  (198-G-88)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Roderick, Arkadia2.2 
 2. Payton, Vienna2.1 
 3. Boylan, Gmunden2.0 
 4. O''Neal, Vienna2.0 
 5. Penigar, Furstenf.1.9 
 6. Schreiner, St.Po.1.7 
 7. Jandl, St.Polten1.7 
 8. Woschank, Kapfe.1.5 
 9. Zeleznik, UBSC G.1.5 
 10. Richards, Gussi.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Marcus HEARD
  Gussing
  (201-F-84)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Heard, Gussing1.4 
 2. Colwell, Furstenfeld1.4 
 3. Anderson, Vienna1.0 
 4. Mahalbasic, Worth.0.8 
 5. Roderick, Arkadia0.7 
 6. Bralovic, Arkadia0.7 
 7. Koch, Gussing0.6 
 8. Francois, Gussing0.6 
 9. Youngblood, Furstenf.0.6 
 10. McCandies, Wor.0.5 


Furstenfeld Dominates Mitchell's Return - by Lindsey McIntyre
The BSC Raiffeisen Furstenfeld Panthers dominated all areas of Sunday's game with BasketClubs Vienna en route to a 75-56 victory. This marked Vienna head coach Aaron Mitchell first return to Furstenfeld as an opponent since parting ways with the Panthers at the end of last season. Desmond Penigar (201-F-81, college: Utah St.) led all scorers with 27 points and six rebounds.

The Panthers jumped on Vienna early and held a 14-3 lead three-and-a-half minutes into the game. Vienna was able to pull within nine in the second quarter, but would get no closer the rest of the game as Furstenfeld stretched the lead to as much as 29 points, 60-31, in the third quarter, and again to 28 points in the fourth.

The Panthers got most of their production from their starters, as Jasmon Youngblood (195-G-84, agency: Strategic Sports, college: Kent St.) added 21 points to Penigar's 27, and Timothy Burnette (188-G-82, college: Tarleton St.) scored nine.

Although the Vienna bench outcored Furstenfeld's bench 25-7, they only had two players total in double-figures. Trevor Gaines (201-F-80, college: Vermont) and Michael Anderson (201-F-86, college: Va Commonwealth) each posted 12 points.

In the final round of regular season play, Furstenfeld will travel to Graz while Vienna will host Gussing. Both games are on February 13.


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  BALTIC LEAGUE   


Standings - Men
Baltic League Standings
Elite Division
 1. Zalgiris 13-2 
 2. Lietuvos Rytas 11-0 
 3. Ventspils 7-5 
 4. Siauliai 7-5 
 5. Kalev/Cramo 6-6 
 6. TU/Rock 5-8 
 7. Valmiera 5-8 
 8. VEF Riga 4-8 
 9. Nevezis 2-9 
 10. Liepaja 2-11 
Challenge Cup
Group A
 1. Norrkoping 6-2 
 2. Juventus 5-3 
 3. Sakalai 4-4 
 4. Techasas 4-4 
 5. Valga Welg 1-7 
Group B
 1. Perlas 6-2 
 2. Tallinna Kalev 5-3 
 3. Zemgale 4-4 
 4. Alytus Alita 3-5 
 5. Aisciai 2-6 
Group C
 1. Rudupis 6-2 
 2. TTU KK 5-3 
 3. Neptunas 5-3 
 4. Suduva 4-4 
 5. Keizarmezs 0-8 


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Rashaun BROADUS
  Suduva
  (183-G-84)
  Avg: 21.7
 1. Broadus, Suduva21.7 
 2. Reed, Tallinna Kalev20.7 
 3. Kleiza, Alytus Alita19.8 
 4. Davis, Valmiera19.4 
 5. Gailius, Siauliai19.0 
 6. Kelys, Perlas18.9 
 7. Tatarunas, Alytus A.18.8 
 8. Fisher, Kalev/Cr.18.6 
 9. Akognon, Kalev/Cr.18.4 
 10. Sirvydis, Sakal.18.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Charron FISHER
  Kalev/Cramo
  (193-G/F-85)
  Avg: 9.6
 1. Fisher, Kalev/Cr.9.6 
 2. Reed, Tallinna Kalev9.5 
 3. Kieza, Suduva9.4 
 4. Watson, Zalgiris9.1 
 5. Tatarunas, Alytus A.9.0 
 6. Cresnar, Valmiera8.7 
 7. Kojenets, Liepaja8.4 
 8. Morrison, TU/Rock8.3 
 9. Valanciunas, Perlas8.3 
 10. McNaull, Norrkopi.7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Tomas GAIDAMAVICIUS
  Juventus
  (191-G-82)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Gaidamaviciu., Juven.8.1 
 2. Broadus, Suduva6.7 
 3. Renfroe, VEF Riga6.3 
 4. Grant, Norrkoping6.0 
 5. Popovic, Lietuvos.5.0 
 6. Maceina, Rudupis4.9 
 7. Sokk, Kalev/Cramo4.9 
 8. Ezerskis, Techasas4.8 
 9. Gervin, Norrkoping4.8 
 10. Kelys, Perl.4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Rashaun BROADUS
  Suduva
  (183-G-84)
  Avg: 3
 1. Broadus, Suduva3.0 
 2. Covington, Tallin.2.7 
 3. Bitinas, Neptunas2.4 
 4. Rannula, Valga Welg2.4 
 5. Vileita, Rudupis2.3 
 6. Gervin, Norrkoping2.3 
 7. Gaidamaviciu., Juven.2.3 
 8. Leonavicius, Sakalai2.2 
 9. Renfroe, VEF Riga2.1 
 10. Andrijauskas, Rud.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Kennyetta JOHNSON
  Kalev/Cramo
  (210-C-78)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Johnson, Kalev/Cr.3.1 
 2. Valanciunas, Perlas2.3 
 3. Tatarunas, Alytus A.2.1 
 4. Toome, TTU K.1.8 
 5. Ezerskis, Techasas1.7 
 6. Davis, Valmiera1.7 
 7. Kieza, Suduva1.6 
 8. Cresnar, Valmiera1.5 
 9. Saks, TTU K.1.5 
 10. Leonavicius, Sakal.1.4 


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  BELARUS   


Standings - Premier League
Premier League Standings
 1. Minsk-2006 26-0 
 2. OZAA Osipov. 19-7 
 3. Grodno-93 18-6 
 4. Lokomotiv 12-11 
 5. Sozh Gomel 12-14 
 6. BNTU 7-19 
 7. Vitalyur 5-20 
 8. Temp-OSHVSM 2-24 


The latest results and stats - by Eurobasket News
The latest round of the League brought not only the results, however also stats of the players available to read below. Minsk-2006 improved to 26-0 record after two victories over OZAA.
At first the League-leaders won 81:61 as they produced 21-15 in the opening quarter. OZAA won the second period 12-11, however could not stay on race anymore. Dzianis Korshuk (201-F-78, agency: Agency No 10) paced all the winners with 16 points and Harrison added 15. Mishukov produced 12 points for the home side.
In Game 2 Minsk grabbed 89:84 win trailing 17-23 after the first 10 minutes of the game. Moreover OZAA added 22-21 to have 7-point advantage at the halftime. Minsk-2006 responded with 23-17 in the third quarter and finished with 28-22 to win for the 26th time. Aleksandr Fomin (208-F/C-86, agency: Interperformances) top-scored for the winners with 16 points, while Dante Stiggers (187-G-82, college: S.Mississippi), Alexandr Koul (214-C-75, agency: Court Side, college: George Washington) and Dzianis Korshuk posted 12 each. Viachaslau Skidan (205-C-85) replied with 15 points in the losing effort and Ivanov Evgeni scored 14.
SBK Grodno-93 won over Vitalyur 88:56 and 73:65. Ilia Astafev (208-C-87) top-scored for the winners with 14 points and 9 rebounds in the first game and Anatoli Svirydau (192-G-82) netted 12. Liutych Vitali responded with 15 points in the losing effort. Sergei Dadikin (199-F-83) poured in 25 points in another game and Liutych Vitali replied with 14 points. Temp-OSHVSM won and lost to BNTU, while Lokomotiv won both games over Sozh Gomel.



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  BRAZIL   


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


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  BULGARIA   


Jane Petrovski agrees a deal with Rilski Sportist - by Eurobasket News
Rilski Sportist Samokov has brought in a new reinforcement. The team has agreed a deal with young FYR Macedonian guard Jane Petrovski (181-G-87, agency: 011 Sports).
Jane Petrovski has started the season with Ukrainian outfit Gryfony Symferopil. But after failing to replicate the good form from last season he has decided to terminate the deal and was on the lookout for the new club. It seems that Rilski management was quickest to react to snap the player. Petrovski is expected to bring his quickness and scoring ability to the team.
Jane Petrovski started his career with Nikol Fert Gostivar. He made his debut during 2002-2003 season in a Regional Challenge Cup match in which he scored 12 points. Following season he moved to Mac 91 Polo Trade Strumica and one year later he was snapped up by MZT Skopje. He gradually improved his game and as result he was voted All-Macedonian League Honorable Mention in 2008. Las season he signed with Ukrainian outfit Gryfony Symferopil. In 38 League matches he posted averages of 13.2 points and 4.4 assists per game. This season he started with Gryphony for whom he played in 9 matches and has averaged 3.9 points and 1.2 rebounds.
Jane Petrovski already made debut for Rilski scoring 5 points against Spartak Pleven.


Boiko Milenkov moves to Beroe 07 - by Eurobasket News
BC Beroe 2007 Stara Zagora announced arrival of Boiko Milenkov (194-G-83) for rest of the season. Milenkov started this one with Balkan, but has recently got status of free agent. Beroe saw this as good opportunity and Milenkov will finish the season with them. He is expected to make his debut in the next round of the NBL.
Milenkov made his professional debut during 1999-2000 season as a member of Pirin Blagoevgrad. Next two seasons he spent moving between Ficosta Shumen and CSKA Sofia. While playing for CSKA Sophia he was voted Bulgarian Team All-Youth Team n 2003. In 2004 Milenkov moved to Spartak Evronis MVR. In his first season with the club he made 4 appearances in FIBA Europe Cup in which he averaged 11.3 points and 3.0 assists per game. Following season he improved his averages as in 13 League games he averaged 14.5 points. In 2006, he was snapped up by Dunav Rousse for whom he has posted averages of 10.0 points and 2.4 rebounds. One season later he agreed a deal with Balkan Botevgrad where he has played for the past three seasons. Milenkov has so far represented Bulgaria at U18 level. He appeared at Albert Schweitzer Junior Championships in Germany as well as U18 European Championships in 2000. He also played for U20 National Team.


Rilski Sportist brings in Rob Preston; Balkan adds Hunt, Davidov and Filipov - by Eurobasket News
Rilski Sportist has reinforced its roster with another new player. After recently agreeing a deal with Jane Petrovski, Rilski has also reinforced on PF/C position. The team reached an agreement with Rob Preston (207-F/C-82, college: Akron), who has started this season as member of Spartak Pleven. Prior to leaving Spartak Pleven, Preston appeared in 13 League games averagin 12.9 points and 4.5 rebounds. He was even better in BIBL in which his averages were 17.2 points and 6.0 rebounds in 6 matches played. Preston is expected to bring new quality to the team. He should be making his debut for Rilski very soon.
Rob Preston played collegiate basketball for NCAA Division I Akron University. He gradually improved his game and in his final season he averaged 8.0 points and 3.9 rebounds in 33 games. After graduating he moved to Europe and signed his first professional deal with BC Levski Ekopetroulium Sophia in 2006. In his debut season he played in 31 League games and has averaged 10.6 points and 6.2 rebounds. Following season, Preston maintained his 10.0 points and 5.4 rebounds average this time appearing in 40 games. In 2008, He moved to BC Spartak Pleven for whom he played in 2 EuroChallenge games and has averaged 11.5 points and 7.0 rebounds. In NBL 2008/09, Person played in 26 games and has averaged 13.8 points and 7.0 rebounds while shooting 60% for two.

At the same time, Balkan added Jimmie Hunt (187-G-82, agency: Interperformances, college: Franklin Pierce), Georgi Davidov (204-C-76) and Dimitar Filipov.


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Fujian SBS XunXin sign Justin Williams - by Eurobasket
Fujian SBS XunXin signed 24-year old American swingman Justin Williams (198-G/F-86, college: Sacramento St.). Williams played most recently at Sacramento State University (NCAA) in the U.S. It will be his first year in professional basketball. He missed the last season and had one year break from professional basketball While playing 27 games for Sacramento St. two seasons ago his stats were: 8.2ppg, 4.6rpg, 1.7apg, 1.9spg and 1.1bpg.
in his first game with Fujian, Justin played 29 minutes and scored 16 points, 16 rebounds, and 1 assists.
By Eurobasket Data Center


Stats Leaders - CBA
Points Per Game
 Andre EMMETT
  Shandong
  (196-G/F-82)
  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
 DeAngelo COLLINS
  Jilin
  (206-F-82)
  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
  Fujian
  (176-G-79)
  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. Fahed, TianJin R.4.3 
 9. Pickett, Shaanxi4.3 
 10. Zhang, Liaoni.4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Chris WILLIAMS
  Qingdao DS
  (199-F/G-80)
  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. Pickett, Shaanxi2.4 
 9. Liu, Shanghai2.4 
 10. Allen, Xinjia.2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Herve LAMIZANA
  TianJin R.
  (207-F/C-81)
  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. Simmons, DongGuan1.8 
 8. McCoy, Fujian1.8 
 9. Xu, Bayi1.7 
 10. Siler, Shangh.1.6 


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A1: Round 14 review - by Eurobasket News
Trogir - Dubrovnik 103-87
Trogir had an easy job at home against Dubrovnik, beating them 103-87. Toni Bizaca (202-F-82) and Luka Zitko (201-F-81) led the rout as they poured in 27 points each. On the other side, Aleksandar Scepanovic had 24 points in loss.

Zabok - Dubrava 96-77
Zabok also recorded large margin home win as they were better than Dubrava 96-77. Ivan Cular (205-F/C-81), Robert Lez (200-F-79) and Ante Krapic all chipped in 14 points while the duo of Veljko Budimir and Ivan Tomeljak added 13 points apiece. For visitors, Zeljko Sakic stood out with 24 points while Igor Maric added 15 points and 10 rebounds.

Sibenik - Svjetlost 82-101
Svjetlost went to Sibenik and managed to come away with 82-101 victory. Visitors got 23 points from Fran Pilepic (193-G-89), while Matej Karlovic (200-F-89) and Jurica Spahija chipped in 21 each with latter adding 12 rebounds as well. For Sibenik, Petar Males led the way with 16 points.

KK Split - Darda 83-73
Split hosted Darda and managed to win the match 83-73. Jere Macura (205-F-80, college: Notre Dame) scored 20 points and grabbed 10 boards for the winners, while Toni Katic (185-G-92) and Josip Sobin followed with 15 and 14 points respectively. For visitors, Gamma Kamaldin and Marko Mandic had 15 points apiece.

Kastela - Borik 65-75
Borik managed to steal one from Kastela as they were better 65-75. Visiting team got 23 points from Ive Ivanov (201-C-85), while Ante Devic (193-G-86) and Teo Petani followed with 15 apiece. For Kastela, Hrvoje Marin came off the bench to lead the way with 17 points.


Stats Leaders - A1
Points Per Game
 Toni BIZACA
  Trogir
  (202-F-82)
  Avg: 25.5
 1. Bizaca, Trogir25.5 
 2. Vragovic, Dubrava21.0 
 3. Spahija, Svjetlost19.7 
 4. Mrva, Borik17.4 
 5. Filipovic, Sibenik17.0 
 6. Mimica, KK Split16.6 
 7. Samadan, Kastela16.2 
 8. Bilan, Sibenik16.0 
 9. Scepanovic, Dubro.14.9 
 10. Sakic, Dubra.14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jurica SPAHIJA
  Svjetlost
  (203-F/C-83)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Spahija, Svjetlost10.8 
 2. Bilan, Sibenik10.4 
 3. Bizaca, Trogir8.4 
 4. Krapic, Zabok7.2 
 5. Rahimic, Sibenik7.0 
 6. Vukicevic, Svjetlost6.9 
 7. Sakic, Dubrava6.9 
 8. Maric, Dubrava6.7 
 9. Krolo, Darda6.4 
 10. Ridl, Dar.6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Luka PETKOVIC
  Siroki Eronet
  (190-G-88)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Petkovic, Sibenik6.1 
 2. Cosic, Svjetlost4.6 
 3. Sumic, KK Split4.5 
 4. Tomeljak, Zabok4.4 
 5. Camagajevac, Darda4.1 
 6. Blajic, Trogir4.0 
 7. Norac, Svjetlost3.6 
 8. Bosnjak, Dubrava3.3 
 9. Radic, Dubrovnik3.1 
 10. Vragovic, Dubra.3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Vinko BOSNJAK
  Dubrava
  (186-G-80)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Bosnjak, Dubrava3.2 
 2. Sumic, KK Split2.9 
 3. Petkovic, Sibenik2.3 
 4. Norac, Svjetlost2.1 
 5. Tomeljak, Zabok2.0 
 6. Cosic, Svjetlost2.0 
 7. Bizaca, Trogir1.9 
 8. Blajic, Trogir1.9 
 9. Vragovic, Dubrava1.8 
 10. Scepanovic, Dub.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Jere MACURA
  KK Split
  (205-F-80)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Macura, KK Split1.5 
 2. Bilan, Sibenik1.1 
 3. Bizaca, Trogir1.0 
 4. Kamaldin, Darda0.9 
 5. Krolo, Darda0.8 
 6. Sobin, KK Split0.8 
 7. Vladovic, Sibenik0.6 
 8. Kuljanin, Zabok0.6 
 9. Ridl, Darda0.6 
 10. Spahija, Svjetlo.0.6 


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ROUND 15 - Highlights! - by Dr. Nasios Orinos

Etha's victory over Apollon in Limassol was the highlight of round 15.
With its victory Etha clinched the 4th position on the board and it is now 8-5.
On the contrary, Apollon probably clinches the 5th position and it is possible that the two teams will meet again at the playoffs.
From Etha, King had 16-points with Malcolm adding another 15.
From Apollon, Giosipovic had 25-points.
ROUND 15 - TOP SCORER
Giosipovic - Apollon = 25 points



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Standings - D2
1Liga Standings
 1. Plzen 18-3 
 2. Sparta Praha 15-6 
 3. J.Hradec 15-7 
 4. Sokol Prazsky 14-7 
 5. Chomutov 13-8 
 6. Liberec 13-9 
 7. Proton Zlin 12-7 
 8. Opava B 12-9 
 9. Usti n/Labem 12-11 
 10. Sokol H.Kralove 9-14 
 11. Benesov 7-15 
 12. VSB Ostrava 6-17 
 13. Trutnov 4-18 
 14. Litomerice 2-21 


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Warriors Ink Anthony Tolliver for Remainder of the Season - by Surujh Roopnarine
The Golden State Warriors have signed former Idaho Stampede big man Anthony Tolliver (6'9''-C-85, college: Creighton) for the remainder of the season. The team waived veteran point guard Speedy Claxton (5'10''-G-78, college: Hofstra) to make room for Tolliver. Tolliver, a 6-9 forward out of Creighton, had played out his second consecutive 10-day contract on Saturday, thus the Warriors were prompted to either sign him or release him back to the free agent pool. They decided that the third year player was a good enough fit to warrant waiving the valuable asset that was Claxtons expiring contract. In 11 games for the Warriors this season Tolliver is averaging 8.1 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.3 assists in just over 26 minutes per contest. Prior to joining the Warriors Tolliver spent a few games with Portland, where he appeared briefly over two games. On the season with the Stampede of the NBA D-League, Tolliver started all 14 contests he appeared in and averaged 21.4 points, 11.4 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.2 blocks while shooting 46.9% from the field. For his D-League career which has been split between Iowa, Austin and Idaho, the smooth-shooting Tolliver has averaged 14.9 points, 8.2 rebounds and 1.7 assists while shooting 48.3% (37.1% 3PT) over 55 games.
Claxton, the 20th overall selection of the 2000 NBA Draft has not appeared in a game this season for the Warriors. Over his injury-plagued eight year NBA career he has averaged 9.3 points, 2.5 rebounds and 4.3 assists. He was a key contributor to the 2002-03 San Antonio Spurs Championship squad.



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The Wizards defeat the Bulldogs - by Gianni Pascucci
On saturday, Feb. 6 night, the Elmira Bulldogs had to hand the first loss of the season, by the New York Wizards, 108-110. In what was billed to be a premier battle between two of the leagues top and unbeaten teams lived up to the hype and then some as the battled right to the end. Home team NY Wizards jumped out of the gates early led by the hot hands of Jerome Richardson (6'4''-G/F-83, college: Louisiana Tech) (28 points), Mike McDuffie (6'4''-F-86, college: Adelphi) (29 points), Anthony Cox (6'9''-C-83, college: Farmingdale St.) (18 points, 15 rebounds) and Nick Carter (6'1''-F-86, college: C.W. Post) (16 points) and took a 18 point lead midway through the first quarter. The Bulldogs stormed back, cutting the lead to 10 points by the end of the first quarter and dominating the second quarter to take a 54-51 lead into the locker room at half time. The Bulldogs run was headed by Brandon Lawley (6'6''-F-85, college: Mansfield (PA)) who had a team and personal career best 21 points to go along with 12 rebounds. Last seasons EBA MVP Aubin Scott (6'2''-G-83, college: LIU Brooklyn) scored 18 points while Kirk Stewart (6'5''-F, college: NYIT) finished with 17 points 13 rebounds and 4 blocked shots. The two teams battled dead even in the 3rd quarter as the Bulldogs kept a 3 point lead going into the 4th quarter, when the Wizards got red hot again to come back and take a 2 point lead 108-106 with 9 seconds left in the game. The Bulldogs took a time-out to advance the ball to mid court with a chance to tie or take the lead. The Bulldogs in bounded the basketball to Sherod Harris (5'10''-G-83, college: Brockport St.) who looked to be run into by a Wizards player sending him 3 steps backwards with the ball in his hands, the ref instead went with a travel call. It was a crucial call in the game as if it was called a foul the Bulldogs were in the bonus and Sherod Harris would have gone to the line for 2 foul shots with a chance to tie the game and send it into overtime. After the travel call the Wizards in bounded and Bulldogs were forced to foul with the Wizards knocking down both free throws for a 110-106 lead. Aubin Scott quickly went the length of the court for a 2 point layup with 1.9 seconds remaining to cut the Wizards lead to 110-108 but the home twam was able to inbound the ball and run out the clock before the Bulldogs could commit a foul to stop the clock. With the win the New York Wizards (6-0) take over sole possession of 1st place in the Eastern Basketball Alliance Northern Conference Empire Division while the Elmira Bulldogs (5-1) drop to second place. The Elmira Bulldogs will not have to wait long for a chance at revenge as the Wizards and Bulldogs will meet again this Saturday February 13th @ First Arena in Elmira, NY with NBA legend Dennis Rodman as head coach of the hometown Bulldogs. The night before on Friday February 12th Dennis Rodman will be leading the Elmira Bulldogs in a showdown with the Garden State Rebels from First Arena.

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


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Cup semi: Ahly faces Gezira & Itthad Vs Sporting next to the Mediterranean - by Sherif Soliman
Cup semi : Ahly pased the quarter final after a hard win over Misr Insuranse with only 3 points, Ahly looking forward to save the last chanse for the team this season after the great failure in the

playoffs qualifications . While Gezira passed Inttaj 88-59, to face Ahly in a very hard semifinal game on tuesday at Mubarak hall in Port- Saied.

However, Itthad crushed Army in the quarter final game while sporting made a last second win over Shorta with only 2 po, An Alexandrian face to face to reach the final game will take place next

tuesday next to the meditrranean coast.
Ahmed Muniel (186-G-80)


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Standings - Korisliiga
Korisliiga Standings
 1. Pyrinto 25-6 
 2. Kouvot 24-7 
 3. ToPo 20-11 
 4. Honka 18-13 
 5. LrNMKY 18-13 
 6. KTP 17-13 
 7. Korihait 15-16 
 8. Namika Lahti 14-17 
 9. Kataja 11-19 
 10. Karhu 9-22 
 11. FoKoPo 8-23 
 12. Salon Vilpas 6-25 


Stats Leaders - Korisliiga
Points Per Game
 Ricky HICKMAN
  Namika Lahti
  (190-G-85)
  Avg: 24.8
 1. Hickman, Namika Lahti24.8 
 2. Washington, KTP22.5 
 3. Trotter, ToPo22.4 
 4. Turner, LrNM.20.2 
 5. Golson, Karhu19.6 
 6. Lowe, Pyrinto19.3 
 7. Rouse, Namika L.19.1 
 8. Wood, Karhu19.1 
 9. Belser, Honka18.8 
 10. Reid, Koriha.18.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jeremiah WOOD
  Karhu
  (200-F-85)
  Avg: 14.3
 1. Wood, Karhu14.3 
 2. Vinson, FoKoPo12.1 
 3. McDade, KTP12.1 
 4. Kaunisto, Kouvot10.8 
 5. Stamper, LrNM.10.3 
 6. Williams, Pyrinto10.3 
 7. Hamm, Salon Vilpas10.1 
 8. Rouse, Namika L.9.9 
 9. Kotti, Honka9.8 
 10. Smith, Kar.9.4 
Assists Per Game
 Jeremiah WOOD
  Karhu
  (200-F-85)
  Avg: 4.7
 1. Wood, Karhu4.7 
 2. Hickman, Namika Lahti4.2 
 3. Trotter, ToPo3.9 
 4. Gibson, LrNM.3.7 
 5. Williams, Pyrinto3.7 
 6. Burgess, Salon Vilpas3.4 
 7. Sarcevic, Korihait3.1 
 8. Suonio, Namika Lahti3.1 
 9. Jarvinen, LrNM.2.9 
 10. Elliott, Hon.2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Matthew GIBSON
  LrNMKY
  (196-G-84)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Gibson, LrNM.3.2 
 2. Trotter, ToPo3.1 
 3. Hickman, Namika Lahti2.7 
 4. Golson, Karhu2.6 
 5. Turner, LrNM.2.0 
 6. Wood, Karhu2.0 
 7. Stamper, LrNM.1.9 
 8. Shiloh, Kouvot1.9 
 9. Horton, Karhu1.9 
 10. Bradford, Kata.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 J''son STAMPER
  LrNMKY
  (200-F/C-85)
  Avg: 0.9
 1. Stamper, LrNM.0.9 
 2. Hudson, Korihait0.8 
 3. Hickman, Namika Lahti0.8 
 4. Shiloh, Kouvot0.7 
 5. Niskanen, Karhu0.7 
 6. Pearson, ToPo0.7 
 7. Chones, Kataja0.7 
 8. Moye, Kouvot0.7 
 9. Clarkson, Kataja0.6 
 10. Gibson, Lr.0.6 


KORISLIIGA: Kouvot winning in front of TV-cameras - by Rauno Hurmalainen
Korisliiga, round 32: One TV-game tonight. Korihait (Uusikaupunki) hosting vs visitor Kouvot (Kouvola). Close game with eight lead changes and six ties, but Ajene Moye (193-G-82, college: Indiana) made two out of four Free throws during the last nine seconds and Kouvot (25-7) won 79-83 (43-36). Quarters: 18-19, 25-17, 19-23, 17-24. One big factor were the rebounds as Kouvot was much stronger grabbing them (24-40). Kyle Shiloh (191-G-85, college: Nevada) (earlier on Korihait roster) led Kouvot with 19 pts. Ville Kaunisto (204-F-82, agency: Rasmussen Services) scored 19 pts as well and AJ Moye added 17. Ross Neltner in double-double digits again: 16 pts/14 rbs. Arizona Reid (196-F-86, college: High Point) netted 21 pts and Josh Gonner (188-G-82, college: S.Carolina) added 20 pts for Korihait.
American F Corey Belser (200-F-82, college: San Diego) has left Honka (Espoo) and Finland. Belser played 18 games and averaged 18,8 ppg - 6,4 rpg - 1,3 apg - 1,9 spg in 30 mpg.

Korihait - Kouvot 79-83 (43-36) (AZ Reid 21, Josh Gonner 20, Darryl Hudson 13 - Kyle Shiloh 19, Ville Kaunisto 19, AJ Moye 17, Ross Neltner 16/14).


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, Boakai Lalugba 10/13, Lawrence Hamm 10/11 - Jeremiah Wood 22/12, Reggie Golson 18, Maurice Horton 14).
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).



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Jane Petrovski agrees a deal with Rilski Sportist - by Eurobasket News
Rilski Sportist Samokov has brought in a new reinforcement. The team has agreed a deal with young FYR Macedonian guard Jane Petrovski (181-G-87, agency: 011 Sports).
Jane Petrovski has started the season with Ukrainian outfit Gryfony Symferopil. But after failing to replicate the good form from last season he has decided to terminate the deal and was on the lookout for the new club. It seems that Rilski management was quickest to react to snap the player. Petrovski is expected to bring his quickness and scoring ability to the team.
Jane Petrovski started his career with Nikol Fert Gostivar. He made his debut during 2002-2003 season in a Regional Challenge Cup match in which he scored 12 points. Following season he moved to Mac 91 Polo Trade Strumica and one year later he was snapped up by MZT Skopje. He gradually improved his game and as result he was voted All-Macedonian League Honorable Mention in 2008. Las season he signed with Ukrainian outfit Gryfony Symferopil. In 38 League matches he posted averages of 13.2 points and 4.4 assists per game. This season he started with Gryphony for whom he played in 9 matches and has averaged 3.9 points and 1.2 rebounds.
Jane Petrovski already made debut for Rilski scoring 5 points against Spartak Pleven.


Superleague: Round 2 review - by Eurobasket News
In Round 2 of the FYR Macedonian Superleague, Vardar Osiguruvanje hosted Torus and managed to prevail 93-87. In a match full of turns, hosts came out stronger and were able to build 26-19 lead after 10 minutes of play. In the second quarter, Torus players started to play better and by halftime they have turned the game to their favor as the score was 44-48. After the break, Vardar took the lead again, and did not let it slip until the end of the match. Toni Simic (210-C-76) had a monster game for winning side, with 35 points and 11 rebounds. He got help from Pero Blazevski (200-C-72) and Toni Grncarov who added 15 and 14 points respectively. For Torus, Dimitar Karadzovski shined with 22 points.
Ovce Pole had an easy job in Bitola as they roller over their hosts Pelister 67-101. Visiting team managed to win every quarter of the contest on their way to blowout win. Aleksandar Held (81) led the visitors with 16 points while Riste Stojanov (196-F-76) and Boban Bilbija chipped in 15 points each. For hosts, Djordji Anakievski was excellent with game high 28 points.
Feni Industri hosted Rabotnicki and had an easy job on their way to 106-78 win. Hosts were led by Djems Lajf (194-G-83, college: Massachusetts) who poured in 22 points. Dusan Knezevic (207-C-80, agency: BeoExcell) and Bojan Trajkovski followed with 14 points apiece. On the other side, Rabotnicki got 24 points from Enes Hadzibulic while the only other player to reach double digits was Aleksandar Dimitrovski who added 16.


Superleague Standings
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



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UBC Hannover Tigers sign Emanuel Willis and Donald Hennie - by Eurobasket
UBC Hannover Tigers (ProA) added to their roster 26-year old American forward Emanuel Willis (203-F-84, college: Houston Baptist). Willis played most recently at Randers Cimbria Basketball (Denmark). While playing 19 games for Randers this season he averaged 11.7ppg, 9.3rpg and 0.6bpg and played and won the Danish Cup for 2010.
in his first game at UBC Hannover Tigers, Emanuel played 36 minutes and scored 13 points, 13 rebounds, and 2 blocks.
also Donald Hennie agreed terms with UBC Hannover. Donald playedlat with Brooklyn Comets (ABA) in 2007. in his first game with the team, he played 13 minutes, and scored 2 rebounds and 2 assists
By Eurobasket Data Center


TJ Thompson Lands With EnBW Ludwigsburg - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
EnBW Ludwigsburg got some help at the point guard position getting TJ Thompson (177-G-82, college: George Washington) for the stretch run. The team had had American Marcus Hall in for a tryout, but the club decided for the more experienced TJ Thompson. Thompson is a 27 year old 177cm guard Manassas, Virginia and will be playing his first season in the BEKO BBL. He is a guard who gets few looks because of his size, but who is in great shape and stronger than you can think. EnBW Ludwigsburg has a new arena and pressure to make the playoffs after missing the playoffs the last two seasons and it seems like coach Tolga Ongoren has decided to go with Thompson at the starting point guard position and not with American Kyle Bailey. It won't be totally new land for Thompson coming to Ludwigsburg. 'I heard many good things about Ludwigsburg and the coach. I played with Michael King at George Washington and all know Rashaun Freeman and Michael Haynes', stated TJ Thompson.

Thompson grew up un Germantown, Maryland and played at George Washington form 2001-2005. In his senior year, he played 30 games averaging 13.6ppg, 2.0rpg, 2.9apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 42%, 3Pts: 39.2%. From 2005-2007. he gained experience playing in the CBA for the Albany Patrons before moving to France to play for Hyeres-Toulon Var Basket (France-ProA): 13 games: 12.8ppg, 2.8rpg, 3.8apg, 0.9spg, FGP: 36.4%, 3PT: 31.3%, FT: 82.6%. The last two seasons, he played for
STB Le Havre (France-ProA, starting five): Eurocup: 8 games: 17.4ppg, 2.1rpg, 4.5apg, 1.9spg; French League: 30 games: Score-3 (18.1ppg), 1.9rpg, 5.9apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 47.5%, 3PT: 28.2%, FT: 82.5%. This season, he had problems finding a team being with Ilysiakos Athens (Greece-A1): only pre-season, then joined Washington Madness (EBA), and in Dec.'09 moved to PGE Turow Zgorzelec (Poland-PLK).




Source: www.enbw-ludwigsburg.de


Standings - Pro B
ProB Standings
 1. SOBA Dragons 16-3 
 2. Wuerzburg B. 15-4 
 3. Herten 15-4 
 4. Franken Hexer 13-6 
 5. Ehingen 12-7 
 6. Stahnsdorf 10-9 
 7. TSV Troester 10-9 
 8. SU Medien 8-10 
 9. Vechta 8-11 
 10. Wolfenbuettel 8-11 
 11. Bayer Giants 8-11 
 12. Weissenhorn 8-11 
 13. Dt.Bank SKY II 7-11 
 14. Rist-Wedel 6-12 
 15. L.Baeren 3-15 
 16. Speyer 3-16 


Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga
Points Per Game
 David TEAGUE
  LTi 46ers
  (196-G-83)
  Avg: 20.4
 1. Teague, LTi 46ers20.4 
 2. Buford, Bremerha.17.5 
 3. Burns, 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
 Jeff GIBBS
  Bremerhaven
  (188-F-80)
  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. Travis, Walter Tigers6.5 
 7. Burns, ratiopharm6.5 
 8. Archibong, Duesseld.6.5 
 9. Turek, Phoenix .6.4 
 10. Oliver, Goetting.6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Louis CAMPBELL
  Bremerhaven
  (190-G-79)
  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. Schaffartzik, NY Pha.3.7 
 9. Gamqrelidze, MBC3.7 
 10. Williams, LTi 46e.3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Roderick TRICE
  ratiopharm
  (191-F-84)
  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. Teague, LTi 46ers1.5 
 6. Bernard, MBC1.5 
 7. Ratkovica, Walter T.1.5 
 8. Ross, Art.Dragons1.5 
 9. Martin, Bremerha.1.4 
 10. Chaney, EnBW.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Ruben BOUMTJE
  EWE Baskets
  (212-C-78)
  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. Boone, Goetting.0.8 


Stats Leaders - 2.Bundesliga
Points Per Game
 Tyler KEPKAY
  ETB Wohnbau
  (183-G-87)
  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
  Langen
  (206-F-83)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Hird, Langen11.3 
 2. Smallwood, Braves9.7 
 3. Baker, Osnabrueck9.0 
 4. Black, Karlsruhe8.6 
 5. Rastatter, Chemn.8.4 
 6. Maras, B.Muenchen8.4 
 7. Richardson, Karls.8.0 
 8. Bynum, Crailsheim8.0 
 9. Ferguson, Noerdlin.7.9 
 10. Jackson-W., Je.7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Whit HOLCOMB-FAYE
  Braves
  (185-G-84)
  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. Roessler, Karlsru.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Cedric BROOKS
  Kirchheim
  (185-G-80)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Brooks, Kirchheim2.5 
 2. Holloway, Hannover2.5 
 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. Slack, Hannover1.7 
 10. Johnson, Chemni.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Anthony SLACK
  Hannover
  (202-F/C-84)
  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. Seward, Bayreuth1.0 
 8. Tarver, Braves1.0 
 9. Buse, Osnabrueck1.0 
 10. Shabazz, Je.1.0 


Jason Boone (BG Goettingen) Post Game Thoughts To 77-64 Win Against TBB Trier - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Jason Boone (198-F/C-85, agency: Weller Sports - Entertainment, college: New York U.) is a 24 year old 198cm power forward/center from Sugar Loaf, New York. He is playing his third season with MEG Goettingen. He played at New York University (NCAA 3) from 2003-2007. In his senior year, he played 28 games averaging 14.1ppg, 9.6rpg, 2.4bpg, 2.9apg, FG: 63.0%, FT: 64.3%. Two seasons ago, he played at Bernau (Regionalliga) before making the jump up three leagues to MEG Goettingen. Last season, he averaged 4.4ppg, 4.0rpg, FG: 53.7%. This season, he is averaging 21 minutes per game and is averaging 11,0ppg, 5,6rpg and 1,1bs. He took some time to talk to eurobasket after the 77-64 win against TBB Trier.

How difficult was it playing against TBB Trier on the eve of the Superbowl? Was this game your special own sunday night Superbowl in Goettingen?

I'm a big football fan but I definitely have my priorities in order. I knew watching the Super Bowl would be a lot more enjoyable if we could get the win against Trier earlier in the day and fortunately we were able to.

ChrisOliver was back in the lineup. How is his status and comeback coming along on the court?

It's always difficult coming back from injury but he's getting there. People make the mistake of holding him to a certain standard but he's showing how much of a team player he is right now. I don't care who you are, when you are one of the top scorers in the league and all of a sudden you are playing 5-10 minutes a game and battling an injury it's tough. But I'm confident, especially seeing all of the work he's been putting in on and off the court, that he will be back to his true form shortly.

BG Goettingen poured it on in the first half having the 48-32 lead. What was the difference in the first half that kept you in the lead?


'Im telling you, it's something about those fans in the Lokhalle that is electrifying. Our starters came out with a lot of energy and it was contagious as our bench got the chance to come in and contribute. We felt that we had a deeper roster and definitely left it all out there on the floor in that first half.

What did coach John Patrick tell the team in halftime to do in the second half to perserve the lead?


We just had to realize what got us the lead and not try to get away from it. Sometimes it sounds like a broken record, but it's actually really simple, controlling the pace and playing with more energy will usually do it for us.

In the second half BG Goettingen scored less than in the first half, but also limited TBB Trier to not scoring much more than you. What was the difference in the second half?


We definitely cooled off, but Trier had it's back against the wall and definitely stepped it up. I give them a lot of credit because they fought until the very end, even when it seemed we had the game in our control.

With the second half in full swing and BG Goettingen still playing BBL and Eurochallenge how well is the team holding up energy wise for 40 minutes. Last season in playoffs the 40 minutes of hell seemed to take a toll in Bamberg series. How does the team continue to be so fit and be able to play this style for 40 minutes.


Well we aren't robots but we put a lot of work in during the preseason to be able to maintain our strength during this schedule. We have a lot of time to take care of our bodies, two excellent weightrooms to continue to lift and a great rehabilitation center to get all the kinks out. If we can stay relatively healthy, I think we will hold up just fine.

People tend to always talk about Taylor Rochestie and Ben Jacobson, but rarely about Chester Frazier who had a very solid game with 10 points, six rebounds, two assists and two steals. Have we seen his best or will it still come?

You should check his Twitter page, he's probably answered that. I don't think he's peaked yet, as a rookie it's hard to come in and be so effective right away, but he's definitely getting comfortable in our system and I think the sky is the limit for him.

You had a strong game with 11 points and 11 rebounds.You had 7 offensive rebounds. How would you rate the rebounds? Were they all tough rebounds to get or did you have some easier ones?

I didn't shoot particularly well but was able to get myself going on the glass. Some are always easier than others, but playing against stronger/craftier big men like Evans and Sthein it was all about positioning.

George Evans only played seven minutes. How did TBB Trier solve their center problem with only so little time for Evans?


Well if Evans is only playing seven minutes then I don't think they've solved their center problem. It didn't look like he was 100% out there during the game and because of that, we were really able to use our depth advantage inside.


After the Superbowl, what is the next big event that you follow? The NBA Allstar game?



I'm a big sports fan so yeah, usually my year starts with the Australian Open then the Super Bowl, the NBA All Star Game and March Madness.
Thanks Jason for the chat.



Kevin Hamilton (New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig) Postgame Thoughts to 66-60 Win Against The Artland Dragons - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Kevin Hamilton (193-G-84, agency: Limelight Hoops, college: Holy Cross) is a 25 year old 193cm guard from Queens Village, New York. This season, he is playing for The New York Phantoms Braunschweig. He played at Holy Cross from 2002-2006 and played together with ex Skyliner Keith Simmons. In his senior year, he played 31 games averaging 17.6ppg, 6.3rpg, 3.5apg, 3.3spg, FG: 38.1%, 3PT: 33.2%, FT: 77.7%. In his rookies eason 2006-2007, he came to Europe and played in Poland for Polpak Swiecie playing 19 games and averaging 13.0ppg, 4.5rpg, 3.8apg, Steals-2 (2.3spg), 2FGP: 44.8%, 3PT: 38.2%, FT: 64.2%. In 2007-2008, he played in France for Besancon Basket Comte Doubs (France-ProB) playing 2 games and averaging 6.0ppg, 2.5rpg, 2.5apg. He also had a short tenure in Mexico with Pioneros de Quintana Roo-Cancun. In 2008-2009, he returned back to Poland to play for SKK Kotwica Kolobrzeg playing 32 games averaging 11.0ppg, 5.1rpg, Assists-1 (6.4apg), Steals-1 (2.8spg), FGP: 43.6%, 3PT: 32.6%, FT: 66.5%. He was not lazy in the last three summers staying in game shape and playing in Puerto Rico playing 90 games. This past summer, he played for Indios de Mayaguez playing 35 games and averaging 10.5ppg, 4.7rpg, Assists-3 (6.3apg), Steals-2 (1.7spg), FGP: 45.4%, 3PT: 28.1%, FT: 70.6%. His father was a draft pick of The Boston Celtics in 1980. Kevin took some time to talk to eurobasket after the 66-60 win at The Artland Dragons.

Congrats on the 66-60 win at the Artland Dragons. The New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig are riding a three game winning streak. How good is basketball life at the moment?


Life is pretty good, we still know there is a lot of work to do but we are happy that we came up with that win.

What kind of experience was it playing in the Artland Dragon den. How would you compare it too other arenas in the BEKO BBL in comparison to loudness and difficulty of playing with the fans?

It is definitely a loud gym. The crowd supports their team the entire game and it was real packed. It was a great atmosphere to play in.


From the score it seemed like a defensive battle. Is that what it was?



It was definitely a defensive battle. You could tell that both teams put a lot of preparation into this game.

The New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig were trailing 43-26 at halftime. Why was the team having difficulty in the first 20 minutes?


Well we could not stop the pick and roll and we could not contain Fenn and Hall down low. Plus they were playing excellent defense the first half.

What did coach Sebastian Machowski tell the team to do better in the second half?


He told us to have confidence in ourselves on Offense, to that point we were missing a lot of shots and turning the ball over too much. He also made some adjustments defensively.

The team must of listened as you held The Artland Dragons to 17 points in the second half. What adjustments did the team make on defense?


Marcus and Jason did a great job on the guys down low. They really contained the big guys and forced them into tough shots.

Braunschweig kept the two athletic wings Charles Lee and Folarin Campbell in check. Was that one of the key factors in the second half?

Both Charles and Folarin are really good players, so all you can try to do is contest their jump shots and stay in front of them when they are driving. We did a good job of those things yesterday.

Marcus Goree had 10 points, nine rebounds and five blocks. I had no idea he was a shot blocker. Was that a hidden talent that you didnt know about?


I didn't know he was a shot blocker like this either but I knew he was a great post defender. Having a big man like that who can control the paint , change and block shots, and be a presence down low defensively really changes the game for us.

What has been the biggest strength of the team in this three game winning streak?



Our defense.

Are you looking forward to the Winter Olympics? Do you have any particular sports that you like and will follow?


I never really watched the Winter Olympics, I don't have anything better else to do though, so ill try to check it out.
Thanks Kev for the chat!



ProB Round: 19 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Speyer - Ehingen 69-89
Speyer lost to Ehingen 69:89 as the latter got 25 points from Ruben Spoden (202-F-89). Korndoerfer Tobias scored 13, while Sir Stephen and Wilson Josh added 10 each. Krieger Julian chipped in 19 points in the losing effort.

SU Medien - SOBA Dragons 101-94
SU Medien surprised SOBA Dragons 101:94 as the latter fell at 16-3 record on top. Philipp Friedel (185-G-87) exploded with 39 points for the hosts, while Fleischmann Michael added 12. Rojik Christopher ended up with 26 points and 10 rebounds in defeat.

Stahnsdorf - Wolfenbuettel 78-68
Stahnsdorf cruised past Wolfenbuettel 78:68 as Jackson Capel (191-G-87, college: Evangel) poured in 26 points, while Evans Terry collected 14 points and 20 rebounds. Theis Frank and Sheard Solomon ended up with 17 points in the losing effort.

Bayer Giants - Wuerzburg B. 75-86
Wuerzburg improved to 15-4 record to share the second spot after 86:75 over Bayer Giants. Dimitry McDuffie (198-F-89, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement) top-scored for the winners with 28 points and Cioffi Daniel netted 20. Spoeler Tom responded with 17 points in defeat, while Foster Rodney and Spoeler Ben had 15 apiece.

Weissenhorn - Dt.Bank SKY II 88-101
Weissenhorn was beaten by Dt.Bank SKY II 88:101 on February 6th. Willis Gardner (185-G-86, college: Colorado St.) top-scored for the winners with 29 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists. Brock Calvin finished the game with 20 points and 11 boards in defeat.

L.Baeren - Vechta 102-98
Baeren left the bottom of the league as they rolled over Vechta 102:98. Peer Wente (203-F/C-77) top-scored for the winners with 27 points and Lischka added 24 points and 11 rebounds. Buck Joe answered with 25 points and 14 rebounds for the guests.

Rist-Wedel - Herten 82-79
Rist-Wedel rolled over Herten 82:79 as Stuart Turnbull (188-G-84, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement) stepped up with 19 points and Davis John notched 18. Abercrombie Cory responded with 21 points in the losing case, whilst Smith Ahmad collected 20 points and 15 rebounds.

NBC - TSV Troester 83-77
NBC overcame TSV Troester 83:77 at the Regular Season Round 19. Will Chavis (181-G-81, agency: Rasmussen Services, college: Texas Tech) top-scored for the winners with 30 points and Louisme Robinson netted 14. Johnson Paul and Land Erik finished the night with 15 points each in defeat.



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A2: Round 16 review - by Eurobasket News
AGOR - Ikaroi Serron 58-59
Thriller win for Ikaroi Serron, who got 19 points and 7 rebounds from Filipp Simeonidis (204-F-80, agency: Court Side). Kostas Totsios (191-G-78) followed with 13 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists. In defeat, Ivan Vukadinov led the scorers with 17 pts, while Damir Latovic had double-double of 12 points and 16 rebounds. Ikaroi Serron 6-10, AGOR 8-8.

Olimpiada P. - Iraklis 78-75
Olimpiada managed to beat Iraklis handing it third loss of the season. Yannis Gagaloudis (191-G-78) led the hosts with 22 points and 6 assists. Kostas Kakaroudis (204-C-83) also had very important role adding 15 points and 7 rebounds. The team from Thessaloniki got 22 points and 7 rebounds from Vladimir Petrovic-Stergiou. Olimpiada 10-6, Iraklis 13-3 (same as Ikaros Esperos).

Perama - Near East 92-74
Perama was better than Near East coming just a step away from it with 6-10 record. The winners had 5 players with double-digits in scoring, with Stefan Maistorovic (198-F/G-85) leading the way with 19 pts. Nikos Michalos (192-G-77) was on fire in loss with 27 pts (5 rebounds).

Amyntas - KAOD 67-55
Amyntas grabbed valuable home win against KAO Dramas improving its score to 7-9. Savvas Dorkofikis (201-F-82) led the hosts with 16, while Char Samothrakis (189-G-83) and Fedonas Pagonis added 15 points each. In KAO Dramas (10-6), Giannis Kiriakopoulos delivered 19 pts.

Pagrati - Arkadikos 85-76
Both teams had 10-5 before this meeting and Pagrati celebrated important win. Nikos Kaklamanos (189-G-81) was it leading player with 24 points. Tasos Harismidis (203-F-81) secured a great help adding 18 points and 10 boards. In the loosing squad, Slobodan Tosic netted 17 pts.

Egaleo - OFI 68-77
Egaleo wasn't able to survive against OFI, dropping to 3-13. At the same time, visitors joined Ermis Lagkada with 5-11 score. Alexis Bardas (189-F-81) was totally the best player in this victory draining 27 points (6 triples). The hosts got 16 points from Christo Karavolas (197-F-83, agency: Court Side).

Ikaros Esperos - Ermis Lagk. 86-62
Ikaros Esperos destroyed Ermis Lagkada joining Iraklis on top of A2 standings with 13-3 record. Alexis Falekas (190-G-76, agency: FCM) paced Ikaros Esperos to victory scoring 15 points. Vaggel Karaboulas (198-F-81) added 11. Tasos Dimitriadis replied with 14 points and 10 rebounds for Ermis Lagkada, who dropped to 6-10.

Xanthi - Dafni 95-84
Xanthi was too strong for Dafni joining it with 7-9 record, G Anagnostopoulos (190-G-81) and Alexandros Panagiotopoulos (202-F-80, agency: FCM) stepped up for the hosts with 27 and 22 points respectively. They had 14 rebounds together. In Dafni, Nikos Tsoutsos collected 19 points and 5 boards.


Stats Leaders - A2
Points Per Game
 Nikos LIAKOPOULOS
  Perama
  (201-F-76)
  Avg: 20
 1. Liakopoulos, Per.20.0 
 2. Michalos, Near E.19.1 
 3. Gagaloudis, Olimpi.18.9 
 4. Totsios, Ikaroi S.18.8 
 5. Kakiouzis, Pagrati18.6 
 6. Kiriakopoulo., KAOD16.7 
 7. Tsoutsos, Dafni16.6 
 8. Anagnostopou., Xan.15.8 
 9. Koutroulias, Near E.15.3 
 10. Kaklamanos, Pag.15.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Damir LATOVIC
  AGOR
  (204-C-80)
  Avg: 11.4
 1. Latovic, AGOR11.4 
 2. Amato, Perama11.4 
 3. Kakiouzis, Pagrati9.6 
 4. Koutroulias, Near E.7.0 
 5. Cartelo, KAOD6.9 
 6. Dimitriadis, Ermis L.6.8 
 7. Zondervan, Egaleo6.5 
 8. Anagnostopou., Xan.6.4 
 9. Giovanivic, Arkadikos6.1 
 10. Zupic, KA.6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Nikos LIAKOPOULOS
  Perama
  (201-F-76)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Liakopoulos, Per.6.7 
 2. Gagaloudis, Olimpi.5.5 
 3. Zoupas, Amyntas4.9 
 4. Vassilopoulo., Dafni4.6 
 5. Kiriakopoulo., KAOD4.3 
 6. Kaklamanos, Pagra.3.9 
 7. Michalos, Near E.3.8 
 8. Sourlis, Arkadikos3.5 
 9. Koumoulos, AGOR3.5 
 10. Teodosic, Egal.3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Savvas DORKOFIKIS
  Amyntas
  (201-F-82)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Dorkofikis, Amynt.1.6 
 2. Gagaloudis, Olimpi.1.6 
 3. Karapostolou, Iraklis1.6 
 4. Sourlis, Arkadikos1.5 
 5. Petrovic-S., Iraklis1.5 
 6. Castle, Iraklis1.3 
 7. Totsios, Ikaroi S.1.3 
 8. Michalos, Near E.1.3 
 9. Dimitriadis, Ermis L.1.3 
 10. Zoupas, Amynt.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Vassilis VAGENAS
  OFI
  (202-F-80)
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Vagenas, OFI1.1 
 2. Amato, Perama1.0 
 3. Anagnostopou., Xan.0.8 
 4. Koutroulias, Near E.0.8 
 5. Giovanivic, Arkadikos0.7 
 6. Harismidis, Pagrati0.7 
 7. Souflias, OFI0.7 
 8. Tsopis, Egaleo0.6 
 9. Zupic, KAOD0.6 
 10. Cartelo, KA.0.6 


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Dean Oliver leads Eiffel Towers win over GasTerra Flames - by Fred Roggen
Eiffel Towers pointguard Dean Oliver (180-G-78, college: Iowa) picked a great night to play, Oliver scored 22 points, had five assists and four steals to lead the Eiffel Towers to a 77-90 victory over host GasTerra Flames in an important League game.
Oliver was nearly unstoppable, he found everytime a way to score thanks to his sense of calmness when he has the ball in his hands. He shot 5-of-6 from 3-point range.
Center Jerome Beasley (209-F-80, college: N.Dakota) added 18 points and seven rebounds, and shooting forward Kees Akerboom (200-F-83, agency: Court Side) had 16 points. Eiffel Towers also did the job on the defensive end. GasTerra Flames had a miserable shooting night. The Flames went 26-of-54 (48 percent) from the floor, including 7-of-19 (37 percent) from 3-point range, and they faded down the stretch.
GasTerra Flames cut back the deficit but Eiffel's guard Rogier Jansen sparked a 7-0 run (56-59) with a 3-pointer at the end of the third quarter, Eiffel Towers took over from there and finished the game with a 77-90 win.
In a losing effort, standout center Matt Haryasz (210-C-84, college: Stanford) scored 23 points and had a couple highlight dunks, he shot 10-of-15 from the field. Pointguard Robby Bostain (194-G/F-84, college: Furman) added 14 points, while forward Steve Ross (201-G/F-80, agency: Court Side, college: Santa Clara) contributed 11 points for GasTerra Flames.


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A Division Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Jonathan JONES
  Dongbu Promy
  (211-C-79)
  Avg: 24.6
 1. Jones, Dombovar24.6 
 2. Doyne, Marso-Vagep22.9 
 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
  Szolnok
  (208-F-84)
  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
  Falco
  (186-G-72)
  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. LaGrange, Dombovar4.7 
 9. Dejon, Kaposvari4.7 
 10. Fodor, Szoln.4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Gytis SIRUTAVIACIUS
  Salgotarjani
  (195-F-83)
  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
 DuJuan WILEY
  Marso-Vagep
  (206-C-75)
  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 


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Yamhill HighFlyers ready for first full IBL season; hire Head Coach Peter Sambu - by Trask Frost

Yamhill HighFlyers ready for first full season in International Basketball League; hire Head Coach Peter Sambu
Contact: Yamhill HighFlyers General Manager, Eric Bailey, ericbailey@ymail.com and 503-720-5116

Yamhill County, Oregon: The Yamhill HighFlyers, coming off their branding season in 2009 are ready for their first full season in the International Basketball League, set to begin in May 2010. Franchise hires head coach, lands official training facility, set to have game broadcast in HD, and makes significant upgrades to roster.

Team Background: The Yamhill HighFlyers played 9 games in 2009, 2 home and 7 road games, as part of their branding seasona coming soon mode the IBL uses to help teams create a fan base and prepare for their first full season in the league. The HighFlyers won their first game in franchise history on May 28th, 2009 with a home victory against the Japan Tornadoes 140-121 in front of a strong home crowd. Chris Hunt and Jason Hartford were the stars of the 2009 seasonboth are set to return for 2010 and will be surrounded by an upgraded roster. The HighFlyers will play 22 games in 201010 home, 10 road, and 2 neutral site.

HighFlyers hire Head Coach Peter Sambu: Coach Sambu brings 14 years of college and professional coaching experience to the franchise. Sambu has served as an assistant coach for the Edmonton Energy and the Gary Steelheads professional franchises, and as a head coach of North Dakota State and the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT). Coach Sambu: 'I'm very grateful for this great opportunity to coach the HighFlyers in their first full year in the IBL. Our team will be very professional, hard working and very exciting to watch. My goal is to bring a quality and competitive team to Yamhill County. The primary goal is to bring the IBL Championship to the Yamhill County community within the next few years. Our team will be something the community can be proud of.'

Club Sport HighFlyers official training facility: The Northwests premier workout facility will be the HighFlyers official practice and training facility for upcoming season. Club Sport used to serve as the official practice facility of the Portland Trailblazers before they built their own facility nearby. With 5 full basketball courts, a rock climbing gym, two Olympic-sized pools and more, the facility will serve the HighFlyers franchise well. General Manager Eric Bailey: 'Were thrilled to have Club Sport on board as our newest sponsor and official training facility. Having a quality facility like Club Sport will help us as we recruit high level talent to build a championship caliber team for Yamhill County.' More on Club Sport can be found at http://www.clubsports.com/oregon/

First road game set to be broadcast on Comcast Sportsnet: The HighFlyers first road game of the season on May 7th against the Vancouver Volcanoes is set to be broadcast on Comcast Sportsnet in full HD. The game, which will be tape delayed, will be seen throughout the Pacific Northwest. General Manager Eric Bailey: 'Were very excited to have our first road game of our first full IBL season be broadcast to such a wide audience. The game should give us some great exposure ahead of our first home game against the Central Oregon Hotshots.'

Hunt and Hartford set to return, joined by newcomer Bowie: Chris Hunt, who averaged 22.7 points and 12.3 rebounds per game while playing for the HighFlyers in 2009, is set to return in 2010 along with Jason Hartford, who averged 29 points and 13.3 rebounds per game in 2009. The 6'9' Hartford, who played for Cornell in the NCAA tourney, was recently named MVP of a league in Africa and will be playing professionally in Spain before re-joining the HighFlyers in May. They will be joined by point guard Nate Bowie who averaged 23.1 points per game while playing for the Vancouver BC Titans last year and is currently playing in Spain. Bowie played at Central Arkansas where he was named MVP and was the leading scorer of the Division 1 Southland Conference. Other newcomers expected are Taeshaud Jackson, a 6'7' power forward from Lincoln, Nebraska and Durrell Nevels, a 6'9' center who was fifth in block shots in NCAA Division 1 his junior year in college. Also expected to join the HighFlyers is 6'6' shooting guard Cheyenne Moore, who played at Clemson and then George Washington and is prolific dunker. Other returners include 6'11' center Garrett Schmidt and 64 guard Paul Miller.
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Standings - Iceland Express League
Express L. Standings
 1. KR 12-3 
 2. Snaefell 11-4 
 3. Keflavik 11-4 
 4. UMFN 11-4 
 5. Stjarnan 11-4 
 6. Grindavik 10-5 
 7. Hamar 6-9 
 8. IR 5-10 
 9. Tindastoll 5-11 
 10. Fjolnir 4-11 
 11. Breidablik 4-12 
 12. FSU 1-14 


Stats Leaders (Men)
Points Per Game
 Justin SHOUSE
  Stjarnan
  (180-G-81)
  Avg: 26.3
 1. Shouse, Stjarnan26.3 
 2. Dabney, Hamar25.7 
 3. Valdimarsson, Ham.24.9 
 4. Smith, Fjolnir22.9 
 5. Zdravevski, Stjar.22.7 
 6. Burton, Snaefell21.3 
 7. Baeringsson, Snaefell21.1 
 8. Flake, Grindavik20.6 
 9. Caird, FSU20.6 
 10. Vilbergsson, Gri.20.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Hlynur BAERINGSSON
  Snaefell
  (200-F-82)
  Avg: 15
 1. Baeringsson, Snaefell15.0 
 2. Smith, Fjolnir12.0 
 3. Clark, Keflavik10.8 
 4. Helgason, Stjarnan9.8 
 5. Daanish, Tindastoll9.4 
 6. Stefansson, UMFN9.3 
 7. Thorsteinsso., Kefla.9.2 
 8. Caird, FSU9.0 
 9. Davis, Breidablik9.0 
 10. Caldwell, Breidabl.8.8 
Assists Per Game
 Sean BURTON
  Snaefell
  (175-G-)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Burton, Snaefell7.8 
 2. Steinarsson, Fjolnir7.4 
 3. Jonsson, Grindavik6.0 
 4. Shouse, Stjarnan5.8 
 5. Dabney, Hamar4.9 
 6. Inge, KR4.9 
 7. Schmidt, Breidablik4.7 
 8. Giovacchini, Tinda.4.6 
 9. Gunnarsson, UMFN4.3 
 10. Vilhjalmsson, Kef.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Semaj INGE
  KR
  (193-G-87)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Inge, KR3.5 
 2. Birmingham, Grindavik2.8 
 3. Shouse, Stjarnan2.7 
 4. Dabney, Hamar2.5 
 5. Clark, Keflavik2.3 
 6. Hafsteinsson, Kefla.2.2 
 7. Baeringsson, Snaefell2.2 
 8. Palsson, Hamar2.1 
 9. Vilhjalmsson, Kefla.2.1 
 10. Gunnarsson, UM.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Christopher SMITH
  Fjolnir
  (198-F-82)
  Avg: 3
 1. Smith, Fjolnir3.0 
 2. Nathanaelsso., Ham.1.9 
 3. Clark, Keflavik1.6 
 4. Caldwell, Breidablik1.5 
 5. Stefansson, UMFN1.5 
 6. Thorsteinsso., Kefla.1.4 
 7. Daanish, Tindastoll1.4 
 8. Baeringsson, Snaefell1.4 
 9. Magnusson, KR1.3 
 10. Inge,1.3 


Grindavik & Snaefell to Subway Cup Final - by Siggi Hjorleifsson
It will be Grindavik vs. Snaefell in Subway Cup Final 2010
Snaefell did beat Keflavik again with big diffferent and that in same week when they beat them in Keflavik on sunday 90-64.
Great second quarter from Snaefell was too much for Keflavik. Strong defense and good rebounding 32/55 was the key for the win.
Only Hordur Vilhjalmsson played up to his standard in this game for home team with 20 pts.
Jon Olafur Jonsson was hot for Snaefell with his 23 pts 6/10 in threes. Hlynur Baeringsson the monster rebounder took 23 boards. Martins Barkis started well for Snaefell with 12 pts in 10 minutes (4 threes)
Grindavik won IR in the other final four Cup game 91-78. IR best player Hreggvidur Magnusson (198-F-82) got injured after only 8 seconds and did not play more.
Pall Vilbergsson 29 pts for grindavik. Nemanja Sovic 28 for IR Michael Jefferson 20.


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Standings - EBS Superleague
SuperLeague Standings
North Conference
 1. Killester 9-4 
 2. Belfast Star 7-5 
 3. DCU Saints 6-6 
 4. UCD Marian 3-9 
 5. Ulster Elks 2-10 
South Conference
 1. Eagles 13-1 
 2. UCC Demons 8-4 
 3. Neptune 8-4 
 4. Moycullen 3-9 
 5. Hoops 2-9 


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Ligat Winner Round: 13 (Regular Season) - by Netanel Dahan
Hapoel Holon - Ironi Ashkelon 70-80
Hapoel Holon lost to Ironi Ashkelon 70:80 at the Regular Season Round 13. Six players scored in double digits for the winners as Omar Sneed (198-F-76, college: Memphis) and Baxter Jimmy led them all with 15 points each. Bratic Sasa responded with 14 points in the losing case and Thomas John posted 13.

Ironi Nahariya - Maccabi T-A 70-106
Maccabi T-A improved to 12-1 record on top cruising past Ironi Nahariya 106:70. David Bluthenthal (202-F-80, college: USC) paced all the winners with 21 points,Andrew Wisniewski nailed 20 and Pnini Guy as well as Derrick Sharp added 12 each. Smith Steven collected 16 points and 14 rebounds in defeat.

Bnei Hasharon - Hapoel Afula 78-82
Bnei Hasharon was beaten by Hapoel Afula 78:82 as the latter got 19 points from Dionte Christmas (196-G, agency: Buck Andre, college: Temple). Justin Dentmon poured in 18 points in 23 minutes only and Nir Cohen notched 10. James Shawn and Belcher Segado replied with 21 points each in the losing effort.

Macc.Rishon LZ - Macc.Haifa 81-95
Maccabi Haifa cruised past Maccabi Rishon LZ 95:81 as Davon Jefferson (203-F-86, college: USC) top-scored for the winners with 28 points and 9 rebounds.Jason Rich nailed 18 and Kozikaro Ido as well as Amit Ben David had 11 each.Aaron McGhee produced 25 points in the losing effort.

Netanya - Ironi Ramat G. 94-107
Ironi Ramat Gan improved to 2-11 record on bottom after the win over Netanya 107:94. Brandon Ewing (187-G-86, college: Wyoming) top-scored for the winners with 23 points and 11 assists, while Sharper John posted 22.Danilo Pinnock had a great night in defeat with 37 points and 6 rebounds.


The round will be complete after Galil/Gilboa will play against Hapoel Jersualm on the 14th of this month.


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Serie A, Top Players Week 17 - by Stefano Pini
MVP of the week
Daniele Cavaliero (189-G-84) Sigma Coatings Montegranaro, 20 points 4 assists
Montegranaro was the first team able to win at Caserta. The italian sharpshooter is playing every week with more trust and confidence. We want also to nominee his teammate Dejan Ivanov (205-F/C-86) as Co-MVP for the great job done under the board. 16 points and 15 rebounds for the forward. 'Very power'

Euro Player of the week
Tadija Dragicevic (205-F-86, agency: Beo Basket), Lottomatica Roma 23 points, 5 rebounds
In his second game with Lottomatica's jersey he played 26' with intensity, opening the court with the 3p shots (4/8), in a 3p storm (18/30 for Roma). Lottomatica, with Matteo Boniciolli (agency: Beo Basket ) on the bench, is 6-1. But the team had to work a lot to find continuity during the whole game.

Import Player of the week
Jerry Green (191-G-80, college: Cal-Irvine), NGC Medical Cant, 25 points 5-6 by 3p, 4 rebounds
He is playing a season as 'Hidden Knight'. He's not collecting big numbers, but he's the starting five pointguard of a team that is having a great season.
Against Cremona there wasn't only hidden job for him, but also a great offensive performance.

Honorable Mentions
Sharrod Ford (206-F-82, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Clemson) Carife Ferrara, 15 points, 11 rebounds
Ricky Minard (194-G/F-82, college: Morehead St.) Lottmatica Roma, 23 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists
Ibrahim Jaaber (187-G-84, college: Pennsylvania) Lottomatica Roma, 22 points, 3 rebounds, 5 assists
Terrell McIntyre (175-G-77, college: Clemson) Montepaschi Siena, 21 points 5 assists


stats leader
A Dilettani Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
1.Carrizo Manuel 20.6
2.Rotondo Emanuele 19.1
3.Prandin Roberto 18.1
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1.Gizzi Mike 22.2
2.Rugolo Giovanni 18.9
3.Bucci Ryan 18.3
Rebounds Per Game
1.Gennari Andrea 10.5
2.Cagnin Andrea 8.5
3.Rossi Emanuele 8.3
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1.Longobardi Francesco 9.6
2.Morena Domenico 9.3
3.Soloperto Mattia 8.2
Assists Per Game
1.Demartini Daniele 4.3
2.Forray Andres 4.2
3.Stojkov Stevan 4.0
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1.Tomasiello Gianluca 3.9
2.Guarino Francesco 3.6
3.Palombita Giancarlo 3.4
Steals Per Game
1.Parente Davide 3.6
2.Demartini Daniele 3.3
3.Conte Luca 3.0
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1.Palombita Giancarlo 3.3
2.Vico Sebastian 2.9
3.Bonamente Simone 2.8
Blocks Per Game
1.Da Ros Matteo 1.1
2.Masciardi Stefano 1.0
3.Ihedioha Francesco 1.0
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1.Candido Fulvio 1.3
2.Zerini Andrea 1.2
3.Cuccarolo Gino 1.1
Ranking
1.Carrizo Manuel 22.4
2.Cittadini Alessandro 21.6
3.Carniato Alessio 20.4
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1.Gizzi Mike 21.5
2.Santarossa Walter 18.1
3.Morena Domenico 17.2


Standings - B1
A dilettanti Standings
Group A
 1. Fortitudo BO 18-2 
 2. Forli 17-3 
 3. Ozzano 16-3 
 4. Trento 12-8 
 5. Brescia 11-8 
 6. Treviglio 11-9 
 7. Tezenis Verona 11-9 
 8. Omegna 10-9 
 9. Castelletto 9-11 
 10. Montecatini 7-12 
 11. Osimo 7-13 
 12. Trieste 7-13 
 13. Fidenza 6-14 
 14. Riva del Garda 5-14 
 15. Jesolo S.Dona 0-19 
Group B
 1. Barcellona 15-4 
 2. Ostuni 14-5 
 3. San Severo 12-7 
 4. Ferentino 12-7 
 5. Trapani 11-8 
 6. Perugia 11-8 
 7. Comsum.it SI 10-8 
 8. Palestrina 10-8 
 9. S.Antimo 10-9 
 10. Ruvo 8-11 
 11. Matera 8-11 
 12. Agrigento 6-13 
 13. Molfetta 3-16 
 14. Potenza 2-17 


A Dilettanti Weekend Results - by Armando Caporaso
Group A

In the round 21 another victory for Fortitudo, at Osimo, for 89-62. Alessandro Cittadini (207-C/F-79) closes with 15 points, 9 rebounds and 3 blocks, 14 points and 7 rebounds for Alejandro Muro (187-G-74, agency: Players Group), 10 points with 3 assist (but with 0/6 by 3) of Matteo Malaventura (196-G-78). For Osimo 16 points of Luca Rossi (190-G-81) and 9 points with 6 rebounds of Andrea Gennari (208-F/C-84). Forli' exceeds Fidenza for 88-75 thanks at a very good performance of the bench: 15 points of Stefano Masciadri (200-F-89), 14 points of Massimo Farioli (202-F/C-77, agency: Interperformances) and 11 points of Matteo Frassineti (195-G/F-87). For Fidenza is too alone Patrick Nanut (193-G-78) with 26 points and 9 fouls suffered. 10 points and 8 rebounds of Nicola Lorenzetto (203-C-78) starts by bench. Stefano Scrocco (200-G/F-77, agency: Players Group), with 25 points, leads Omegna at the victory against Trento (87-69 the final). Innocenzo Ferraro (200-F/C-82) scored 17 points and adds 10 rebounds. For the visitors 14 points of Gianluca Ghedini (193-G-82), 6 points and 8 rebounds of Fabrizio Facenda (200-F/C-75). Treviglio exceeds Montecatini for 83-66. Double-double of Thomas De Min (203-F-86) with 10 points and 11 rebounds, 14 points and 5 steals of Matteo Da Ros (204-F-89). For the Agricola 25 points of Manuel Carrizo (198-G/F-80, agency: Players Group) with 10 fouls suffered and 8/16 at shoot, 11 points with 7 rebounds and 4 steals of Paolo Monzecchi (203-F-71). In the other matches:

JesoloSandon Bk - Tezenis Verona 54-81 (F.Bellina 14 pts, A.Cagnin 8 reb, M.Guerra 5 ass)
Centrale Latte Brescia - Nobili Castelletto 68-82 (E.Rotondo 24, M.Rezzano 15 reb, L.Conte 7 ass)
GardaCartiere Riva - Acegas Trieste 75-87

Group B
After 19 matches always first Barcellona, that exceeds Molfetta for 95-92. For the visitors Maurizio Cucinelli (196-F-79) signs 22 points, 19 points with 6/10 at shoot for Andrea Maggi (185-G/F-80). For the winners best scorer is Luca Bisconti (206-F/C-82) with 18 points in only 19 minutes. Good performances for Ryan Bucci (192-G/F-81, college: C.W. Post), that signs 16 points (but with 0/7 by 3) and adds 10 fouls suffered, Daniele Bonessio (197-G/F-88), that closes with 12 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assist, and Manuele Mocavero (203-C-80), that adds 14 points in 17 minutes. Ostuni wins at Matera and confirms the second place, behind Barcellona. In the 77-64 final the MVP is Francesco Amoroso (202-F-78) with 23 points and 9 rebounds, helped by Domenico Morena (210-F/C-70) that signs 18 points and catches 9 rebounds and Antonio Ruggiero (190-G-81) that closes with 17 points. Cristiano Grappasonni (204-F/C-72) is the only player with more of 10 points for Matera: 13 with 7 rebounds. Good job for the ex Naples Davide Bonora (186-G-73), with 9 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assist. San Severo exceeds Ruvo for 84-63 thanks at the 30 points of Giovanni Rugolo (196-G/F-81) with 10/14 at shoot. 18 points of Nelson Rizzitiello (198-G/F-84), 10 points with 9 rebounds of Andrea Iannilli (207-C-84). For Ruvo 14 points with 4 assist of Simone Bonfiglio (181-G-88), 11 points with 7 rebounds of Manuel Del Brocco (203-F-83). Postponed at 17/01/2010 the match between Siena and Palestrina. The other results:

FMC Ferentino - Publisys Potenza 79-73 (L.Zaccariello 20 pts, S.Maioli 12 reb, P.Calbini 5 ass & stl)
N.Frontiere S.Antimo - Basket Trapani 77-52 (M.Gizzi 17 pts, M.Soloperto 10 reb, C.Cantone 4 ass)

Moncada Agrigento - Liomatic Perugia 72-83 (A.Raschi 21 pts, M.Pazzi 8 f.suf, D.Virgilio 3 ass)



Sven Schultze pens deal with Carife Ferrara - by Eurobasket News
Carife Ferrara landed Sven Schultze (208-C-78, agency: Court Side). The 31-year-old centre will spend the reminder of the season with the Italian team. The German player started the season in Angelico Biella. Sven Schultze tallied 6.2 points and 1.8 boards per EuroCup appearance. In Seria A his stats were 6.8 points and 3.3 rebounds per game. Last season Schultze played in Larissa in Greece and Fastweb Casale in Italian LegaDue. Sven Schultze also played for the German National Team at the 2009 EuroBasket in Poland.


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Louisville beats Rutgers for another Big East win - by Leonard Whyte
Louisville, KY (02-08-2010): Center Samardo Samuels had a double-double on Saturday afternoon as University of Louisville easily defeated Rutgers University 76-60 in a Big East Conference encounter. Samuels produced 14 points and 11 rebounds as the Cardinals (15-8, 6-4 Big East) took charge in the second half with a 10-2 run followed by another 8-2 spurt. The game, which was broadcasted live on ESPNU, was of much significance to the Jamaican community as it featured two members of the national team, Samuels and guard Mike Coburn for Rutgers, who had its two-game winning streak snapped.

Cedarville takes out Notre Dame in battle of Jamaicans - by Leonard Whyte
Cedarville, OH (02-08-2010): In past seasons, the Cedarville University vs. Notre Dame College match-up was the highlight of the Ohio NAIA basketball circuit as both teams featured prominent Jamaicans in leading roles. This season was no exception as Notre Dame came into Cedarville with senior center Karim McFarlane expected to battle hometown hero Ricardo Alliman. When the dust had settled it was 18th-ranked Cedarville who came away with a 92-81 victory in front 2,621 screaming fans, including many Jamaicans who made the annual trip to Ohio. They got to see Alliman erupt for a game-high 25 points and 15 rebounds, as he dominated McFarlane, getting the center into early foul trouble. The 6 7 forward knocked down 10-of-11 shots from the field and also blocked three shots. His 15 rebounds left him three rebounds shy of 1000 for his career, a feat he hopes to achieve on Thursday when Cedarville (17-8, 9-2 American Mideast Conference) plays host to Shawnee State University.

Tulsa Falls at UTEP in first place showdown - by Leonard Whyte
El Paso, TX (02-08-2010): University of Tulsa missed a golden opportunity to become sole leaders of Conference USA when it dropped a 73-59 decision to University of Texas - El Paso on Saturday night. Center Jerome Jordan finished with 20 points and five rebounds as Tulsa fell to second placed in the conference with a 7-2 record. UTEP are the sole leaders of the conference at 8-2. The game was a close affair until UTEP took control midway through the second half and never looked back.

Rogers breakout game helps Valparaiso edge Detroit - by Leonard Whyte
Valparaiso, IN (02-08-2010): Junior guard Michael Rogers scored a season-high 13 points to help Valparaiso University edge University of Detroit 74-70 on Saturday afternoon in a Horizon League game. After being on the receiving end of an alley-oop in the final minute of the first half, Rogers exploded in the second half, hitting big shot after big shot at critical times. Valparaiso ran out to a 19-point halftime lead but Detroit fought back to take the lead in the second half, before Valparaiso rallied to move into a tie with Detroit in the league standings. Valparaiso (12-13, 7-6 Horizon) concludes its stretch of three home games in a five-day span this evening against University of Chicago Illinois.

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Taxis and an Ugly Game - by Tyler Smith
A week ago I played in one of the ugliest pro games of my life. The final score was 51-49. High school teams score more points than that. YMCA teams probably, too. In 8 minute quarters. With kids half our age. We might as well have let them play that day instead of us.

My team (Hitachi) shot a dazzling 39% from 2pt and 20% from 3pt. Numbers that would surely guarantee a loss on any night. On EVERY night. Except this one.

Somehow, we managed to hang on. Despite scoring a whopping 5 points in the 4th quarter (which any grandma could do), and giving the other team (Panasonic) the final shot, we hung on for dear life and pulled out the most hideous win of the year. Well take it.

Wins have been tough to come by for everyone it seems this year except Aisin. Aisin is like the kid that hit the jackpot on Halloween and is just giving out candy b/c he cant eat it all. Theyve got all kinds of wins pouring out of their pockets. They are really good.

We take taxis to every game from our hotel. Seriously, whats up with the taxis in Japan? Theyre more like cop cars. You cant open some at all from the inside. Only 1 of the backseat doors occasionally opens. Actually, they open it for you from a magic level next to the driver. But then I am always crawling over backseats in order to sit behind the driver b/c the other rear door is always locked from the outside and inside. It's like mini mobile prison. Nobody in. Nobody out. They put FOUR doors on this bad boy for a reason. Can we use them?

I will say that the taxi drivers in Japan take their job very seriously. Full suit. Zero to negative zero conversation. No radio. Spotless interior. A single white-gloved hand on the wheel at all times. (Possible Michael Jackson tribute?). And you arent allowed to tip the driver. Pure armed guard-like focus.

I remember one taxi I got in when I was in the US. He had the radio blaring some awful music and as I got in he asked me, Hey, you mind if I eat? I havent had lunch yet. What am I going to say? Sorry, please starve yourself and risk crashing this beast and put my life in peril because you pass out at the wheel from hunger faintness?' (pretty sure thats not a word)

If everyone took as much pride in their jobs as Japanese taxi drivers, it would be Disneyland everywhere you go. Heres to you, Taxi man: Arigato for the safe rides. Keep rolling.


Standings - BJ League
BJ Standings
Eastern
 1. Hamamatsu P. 22-6 
 2. Sendai 89ers 16-10 
 3. Niigata Albirex 14-14 
 4. Toyama Grouses 12-14 
 5. Saitama Bron. 11-15 
 6. Tokyo Apache 7-17 
Western
 1. Okinawa GK 20-10 
 2. Fukuoka Rizing 19-11 
 3. Shiga Lakestars 15-17 
 4. Osaka Evessa 14-14 
 5. Oita H.Devils 13-17 
 6. Kyoto Hannaryz 11-17 
 7. Takamatsu FA 8-20 


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Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Marita PAYNE
  Artego Bydg.
  (196-C-81)
  Avg:
 1. Timermanis, Barons19.1 
 2. Berkis, Keizarmezs18.5 
 3. Davis, Valmiera17.9 
 4. Gulbis, Zemgale16.8 
 5. Efejuku, Barons16.7 
 6. Kojenets, Liepaja16.5 
 7. Silavs, Keizarmezs16.3 
 8. Nelyubov, VEF Riga15.8 
 9. Valeika, Valmiera15.1 
 10. Bertans, Ventspi.15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marita PAYNE
  Artego Bydg.
  (196-C-81)
  Avg:
 1. Valeika, Valmiera10.5 
 2. Kojenets, Liepaja8.1 
 3. Renfroe, VEF Riga7.3 
 4. Zorin, Barons7.2 
 5. Silavs, Keizarmezs6.0 
 6. Nelyubov, VEF Riga5.8 
 7. Cresnar, Valmiera5.6 
 8. Rozitis, Zemgale5.4 
 9. Davis, Valmiera5.3 
 10. Timermanis, Baro.5.2 
Assists Per Game
 Marita PAYNE
  Artego Bydg.
  (196-C-81)
  Avg:
 1. Renfroe, VEF Riga6.2 
 2. Silavs, Keizarmezs5.6 
 3. Sirsnins, Barons4.5 
 4. Jeromanovs, Liepa.4.3 
 5. Vilums, Liepaja3.6 
 6. Steinbergs, Keiza.2.8 
 7. Bergmanis, Zemgale2.5 
 8. Efejuku, Barons2.4 
 9. Valeika, Valmiera2.4 
 10. Gulbis, Zemga.2.3 
Steals Per Game
 Marita PAYNE
  Artego Bydg.
  (196-C-81)
  Avg:
 1. Renfroe, VEF Riga2.7 
 2. Sirsnins, Barons2.6 
 3. Bertans, Ventspils2.6 
 4. Silavs, Keizarmezs2.2 
 5. Osins, Keizarmezs2.0 
 6. Davis, Valmiera2.0 
 7. Labuckas, VEF Riga1.7 
 8. Vilums, Liepaja1.7 
 9. Vitols, Barons1.7 
 10. Ragsdale, Baro.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Marita PAYNE
  Artego Bydg.
  (196-C-81)
  Avg:
 1. Rozitis, Zemgale1.5 
 2. Davis, Valmiera1.2 
 3. Cresnar, Valmiera1.1 
 4. Zorin, Barons0.8 
 5. Labuckas, VEF Riga0.7 
 6. Blaus, Ventspils0.7 
 7. Nelyubov, VEF Riga0.7 
 8. Ferguson, Barons0.6 
 9. Kosuskins, Liepaja0.5 
 10. Steinbergs, Kei.0.5 


Rolands Freimanis 24-point performance leads Cajasol to important victory - by Eurobasket
Rolands Freimanis (208-F-88, agency: Players Group) stepped up to fill his big role in Qalat Caja Sol Sevilla success and led his team to important victory 94:90 against Matchmind Carrefour El Bulevar de Avila. This win at home might be decisive competing for position in the second stage of the LEB Silvers regular season. Freimanis shined with 24 points by making 5 of 8 two-point shots, 3 of 5 three-point shots and 5 of 5 free throws. He added 9 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal and 3 falls drawn for a 28 index rating.
Cajasol is aiming to finish among top 7 LEB Silvers Group B teams to play lower ranked LEB Silvers Group A teams in the next stage. Currently Qalat Cajasol is tied with Real Madrids second team with 7-10 record. Freimanis is team's leading scorer and rebounder averaging 14.6 points and 6.7 rebounds, also leads Cajasol in 2PT percentage with 58,6% while shooting 3PT with 36% accuracy.



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Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Blake WALKER
  Halc.Cordoba
  (196-G/F-82)
  Avg: 25
 1. Walker, Halc.Cor.25.0 
 2. Lamonte, Penarol21.8 
 3. Garcia, Un.21.3 
 4. Gonzalez, Quimsa21.0 
 5. Garcia Moral., Halc.X.20.5 
 6. Braggs, Malvin19.0 
 7. Martinez, Malvin18.7 
 8. Spillers, Obras18.0 
 9. Romero, Espartanos18.0 
 10. Rodriguez, Penar.17.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mark BORTZ
  Halc.Cordoba
  (208-F/C-82)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Bortz, Halc.Cordoba11.3 
 2. Leiva, Penarol10.8 
 3. Romero, Espartanos9.3 
 4. Spillers, Obras9.0 
 5. Gomez, Quimsa8.7 
 6. Ortiz, Navieros8.0 
 7. dos Santos, Ciser/.7.7 
 8. Braggs, Malvin7.7 
 9. Oglivie, Navieros7.3 
 10. Martinez, Halc.Xala.7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Martin OSIMANI
  Halc.Cordoba
  (194-G-81)
  Avg: 6
 1. Osimani, Halc.Cordoba6.0 
 2. Martinez, Malvin4.3 
 3. Garcia, Un.4.3 
 4. Espil, Obras4.0 
 5. Rodriguez, Penarol4.0 
 6. Mendez-V., Halc.Xal.3.8 
 7. Cortes, Obras3.7 
 8. Brugger, Ciser/.3.7 
 9. dos Santos, Unive.3.7 
 10. Garcia Moral., Halc.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Alexandre GARCIA
  Universo/BRB
  (191-G-80)
  Avg: 4
 1. Garcia, Un.4.0 
 2. dos Santos, Unive.3.7 
 3. Garcia Moral., Halc.X.2.8 
 4. Brugger, Ciser/.2.7 
 5. Martinez, Malvin2.0 
 6. Spillers, Obras1.7 
 7. Salazar, Navieros1.7 
 8. Ortega, Navieros1.7 
 9. Bortz, Halc.Cordoba1.7 
 10. Moreno, Espartan.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Jose Estevam FERREIRA
  Universo/BRB
  (211-C-78)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Ferreira, Unive.1.7 
 2. Gomez, Quimsa1.3 
 3. Leiva, Penarol1.0 
 4. Gonzalez, Halc.Cor.1.0 
 5. Martins, Ciser/.1.0 
 6. Gonzalez, Quimsa1.0 
 7. Avila, Halc.Xalapa0.8 
 8. Parada, Halc.Xalapa0.7 
 9. Green, Obras0.7 
 10. dos Santos, Cise.0.7 


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Serapinas comes back to LKL - by Evaldas Ceilytkas
Simonas Serapinas (197-F-82) comes back to LKL. He will play for Neptunas Klaipeda. This seson he has begun in Ukraine Azovmash Mariupol. He averaged 12.0ppg, 2.0rpg and 2.2apg, but left the team in late october. Some yeras ago he played for Euroleague teams such as Aris Thessaloniki and B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas, Sopot Trefl. He also was member of Lithuanian U-20 and Lithuanian national team. He always was known as very good shooter, who cam panetrate to the basket.

Stats Leaders - LKL
Points Per Game
 Gytis SIRUTAVIACIUS
  Salgotarjani
  (195-F-83)
  Avg: 20.8
 1. Sirutavicius, Techa.20.8 
 2. Kazevicius, Alytus A.19.5 
 3. Aleksandrova., Alytus A.18.8 
 4. Ruikis, Suduva18.0 
 5. Sirvydis, Sakalai17.7 
 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
  Keravnos
  (202-F-82)
  Avg: 8.6
 1. Kieza, Suduva8.6 
 2. Dimsa, Nevezis8.3 
 3. Vilkius, Neptunas7.5 
 4. Valanciunas, Perlas7.5 
 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. Griskenas, Techas.6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Rashaun BROADUS
  Suduva
  (183-G-84)
  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. Ivanauskas, Alytus.4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Andrius ALEKSANDROVAS
  Alytus Alita
  (197-G-86)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Aleksandrova., Alytus A.2.8 
 2. Ginevicius, Lietuv.2.6 
 3. Salenga, Zalgiris2.4 
 4. Popovic, Lietuvos.2.3 
 5. Ezerskis, Techasas2.3 
 6. Vileita, Rudupis2.3 
 7. Kelys, Perlas2.2 
 8. Valukonis, Aisciai2.1 
 9. Jomantas, Lietuv.2.1 
 10. Lipkevicius, Aisci.2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Aurimas KIEZA
  Keravnos
  (202-F-82)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Kieza, Suduva2.7 
 2. Cepukaitis, Aisciai1.6 
 3. Valanciunas, Perlas1.5 
 4. Begic, Zalgiris1.3 
 5. Zyle, Aisciai1.2 
 6. Valukonis, Aisciai1.2 
 7. Tatarunas, Alytus A.1.1 
 8. Leonavicius, Sakalai1.0 
 9. Dimsa, Nevezis1.0 
 10. Klimavicius, Zalgir.0.9 


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Stats Leaders - LNBP
Points Per Game
 John MILLSAP
  Bucaneros
  (198-F-82)
  Avg: 25.4
 1. Millsap, Bucaneros25.4 
 2. Moore, Abejas24.2 
 3. Monroe, Potros23.9 
 4. Habel, Cosmos22.1 
 5. Thomas, Potros21.9 
 6. Hornsby, Huracanes21.8 
 7. Jackson, Pilares21.7 
 8. Hickerson, Pioneros21.5 
 9. Mills, Indios21.4 
 10. Capers, Barreter.21.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mattis MCHUGH
  Quimper
  (198-F-84)
  Avg: 11.8
 1. McHugh, Abejas11.8 
 2. Long, Indios11.1 
 3. Jackson, Angeles10.6 
 4. Allen, Pioneros10.4 
 5. Aubry, Halc.Rojos10.0 
 6. Berghoefer, Potros9.8 
 7. Mills, Indios9.3 
 8. Garcia, Pioneros9.3 
 9. Moss, Lechugueros9.2 
 10. Fuller, Fuerza Reg.8.4 
Assists Per Game
 William FUNN
  Bucaneros
  (188-G-82)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Funn, Bucaneros6.3 
 2. Osimani, Halc.Cordoba5.8 
 3. Brown, Fuerza R.5.6 
 4. Malpica, Cosmos5.3 
 5. Stokes, Barreteros4.7 
 6. lee, Indios4.5 
 7. Hollyfield, Barre.4.2 
 8. Rivera, Halc.Rojos4.1 
 9. Roque, Toros4.0 
 10. Villegas, Lechuguer.3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Luis Manuel GONZALEZ
  Libertadores
  (182-G-)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Gonzalez, Libertad.3.1 
 2. Moore, Abejas2.4 
 3. Lewis, Soles2.3 
 4. Malpica, Cosmos2.2 
 5. Hollyfield, Barre.2.2 
 6. Funn, Bucaneros2.1 
 7. Monroe, Potros2.1 
 8. Gooner, Halc.Rojos2.0 
 9. Garcia Moral., Halc.X.2.0 
 10. Jordan, Lobos.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Jamal JOHNSON
  Angeles
  (201-F-81)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Johnson, Angeles1.2 
 2. Millsap, Bucaneros1.1 
 3. Jackson, Pilares0.9 
 4. Arceneaux, Lechugue.0.9 
 5. Cox, Angeles0.8 
 6. lee, Indios0.8 
 7. McCullough, Libert.0.8 
 8. Jordan, Lobos G.0.8 
 9. McHugh, Abejas0.8 
 10. Hill, Halc.Roj.0.8 


LNBP Quarterfinals: Round 1 review - by Eurobasket News
Halc.Rojos - Panteras 89-60
Halcones Rojos outplayed Panteras 89-60 taking 1-0 lead in the Quarterfinals. Dan Langhi (208-F-77, college: Vanderbilt) top-scored for the winners with 16 points, while Daimon Gooner (198-F-80, college: SE Missouri St.) added 13. Lawrence Hill and Alonso Izaguirre helped with 12 pts each. In the loosing squad, Thiago Labbate collected 10 points and 5 rebounds.

Pioneros - Halc.Cordoba 93-89
1-0 for Pioneros in LNBP Quarterfinals. LeRoy Hickerson (196-G-82, college: Cumberlands) stepped up for the winners with 22 points and 6 assists. Gregory Grays (185-G-79, agency: Interperformances, college: Detroit Mercy) also had very important role in this victory adding 20 points. In Halcones Cordoba, Mark Bortz shined with 24 pts.

Toros - Soles 85-97
Soles made it in Game 1 of the LNBP Quarterfinals mostly owing to Dejuan Wheat (183-G-73, college: Louisville), who drained 21 points. Anthony Pedroza (191-G-79, agency: Edge Sports, college: Oregon) followed closely with 17 pts. Toros got 26 points and 6 rebounds from Ike Ofoegbu, but that was not enough in this meeting.


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MNT1A 13 Round : new win for Lovcen,Mornar,Teodo,ABS and Jedinstvo - by Dragan Scepanovic
Primorje - Lovcen 67:96 (19:28, 19:21, 14:18, 15:30)
H.Novi: SC Igalo. Spect 400. Reff: Dragojevic (Podgorica); Kicovic (Bar), Kostic (Ulcinj).
PRIMORJE: S. Arapovic, Jakov Samardzic) 5, Rajko Krivokapic (199-F-85) 2, Papovic 10, D. Arapovic, Knezevic, Marko Calic (197-F-86) 18 (9-8), Bacovic 15 (4-2), Jovanovic 10 (3-2), Vujosevic, Kovacevic 5 (4-3), Igor Lutersek (203-C-89) 4.
LOVCEN: Stojanovic 3, Lalic 4 (4-2), Marko Milosevic (202-F-84) 10 (1-1), Ivanovic 12, Pelkic 2 (2-2), Boricic 21 (6-6), Kandic 9, Lopicic 10, Nikola Pavlicevic (192-G-88) 8, Dubljevic 5 (4-2), Aleksa Popovic (201-G/F-87) 4 (2-0), Marko Kuveljic (197-G/F-88) 9 (2-2).

Teodo - Gorstak 81:75 (20:20, 19:20, 17:20, 25:15)
Tivat:SC 'Zupa'. Spect 200. Reff: Koljensic, Popovic (Podgorica), Kajevic (Bijelo Polje).
TEODO: Vukotic 16 (6-4), Dabanovic 6 (2-2), Dzudovic, Vujacic 8, Osmajic 14, Stefan Djordjevic (206-C-89) 21 (5-5), Jeknic 2, Vucic 4, Subotic 8, Bozovic, Samanovic 2, Radonjic.
GORSTAK: Dragan Pejic (187-G-76) 6, Todic, Scepanovic, Stojkovic 3, Pekovic 21 (14-7), Bulatovic 12 (7-5), Boban Medenica (201-F-87) 9 (4-3), B. Bulatovic, Marko Rakocevic (205-C-83) 24 (8-7), Djuknic.

Mogren- Mornar 86:94 (19:23, 27:22, 16:19, 24:30)
Budva. MSC. Spec t150. Reff: Sundic (Podgorica), Kaludjerovic (Niksic), Raicevic (Bijelo Polje).
MOGREN: Fatic 11 (2-2), Ivanovic 1 (1-2), Andric 3, Petric 15 (3-3), Igor Kunjic (202-F-87) 17 (1-1), Paladin 4 (2-2), Nikic 7 (2-2), Boskovic 13 (1-5), Vukovic 2, Zeljko Maricic) 2, Milosev 5 (3-4), Radulovic 6 (2-2).
MORNAR: Pesic 6 (4-5), Djurisic 5 (3-4), Smailovic 7 (2-2), Mihailovic 21 (8-9), Djelosevic 5, Radovic 14 (2-4), Damjanovic, Ljujic 6 (2-2), Sekulic 2 (2-2), Vasilije Seferovic (193-G/F-85) 13 (3-4), Vujosevic 10 (2-5), Gagic 5 (1-3).



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


Standings - 1B
1B Standings
 1. Ljubovic 12-1 
 2. KK Podgorica 11-2 
 3. Sutjeska 10-3 
 4. S.Centar 9-4 
 5. Buducnost II 5-8 
 6. Rudar 5-8 
 7. Un.Mediteran 4-9 
 8. Ibar Rozaje 4-9 
 9. Zeta 3-10 
 10. Centar BP 2-11 


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Fifth-ranked Pilots beat Xavier with second-half rally - by Richard
Brance Davenport scored 15 points Saturday and led a second-half rally for NAIA No. 5 LSU-Shreveport in a 64-48 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference men's basketball victory over Xavier (LA).
The Pilots (21-2 overall, 10-1 GCAC) trailed 25-21 at halftime, then Davenport scored 10 points in an 18-2 burst in the first five minutes to put the Pilots ahead to stay. Davenport made 3-pointers on the first two LSUS possessions after the break.
Derrick Parker had 16 points and 15 rebounds for the Pilots, who won their eighth in a row and lead the conference by two games over William Carey and Belhaven. They ended Xavier's three-game winning streak.
Michael Harvey (6'3''-G), with 17 points, was the only double-figure scorer for Xavier (13-10, 4-7). Harvey's basket at 5:02 gave the Gold Rush its biggest lead, 21-16.
LSUS outshot Xavier 41 to 32 percent from the floor and had a greater advantage in the second half, 61 to 29 percent.
The final margin was the Pilots' largest lead of the game.
Xavier has led at halftime in all five of its GCAC home games but has only one victory.
The Gold Rush will play NAIA No. 18 Tougaloo in another GCAC game at 7:30 p.m. Monday.
source: Xavier (LA).



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  NBA   


Lakers' Jackson could be asked to take pay cut - by Eurobasket News
There have been two constants involved with the Lakers titles through the past decade: Kobe Bryant (6'6''-G-78) and Phil Jackson . But while the Lakers are expected to work out a multiyear, mega-million extension with Bryant at some point, perhaps the same cant be assumed for Jackson.

According the Los Angeles Times, Lakers sources say if Jackson wants to return, hell be asked to take a pay cut from his $12 million annual salary.

Jackson recently indicated there could be contract concerns.

'People are cutting costs all around the league and coaches are obviously going to take a cut, too, so they may not even want to hire me,' Jackson said. 'They may want to save some money.'

Courtesy of Yahoo (http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news?slug=tsn-lakersjacksoncouldbe&prov=tsn&type=lgns)


NBA owners want drastic contract changes - by Eurobasket News
Launching a grim opening salvo in what is expected to be a contentious labor negotiation, NBA owners have sent their initial proposal to the players association and are pushing for some elements of a 'hard' salary cap as well as a drastic reduction in player salaries, CBSSports.com has learned.

The proposal, sent to the union earlier this week, seeks a reduction in the players' share of basketball-related income from 57 percent to well below 50 percent, according to a person familiar with the document. Owners also are seeking some elements of a hard cap -- a departure from the current luxury-tax system -- and a reduction in the length and amount of max contracts.

Owners and players will meet in Dallas during All-Star weekend for their first face-to-face bargaining session as they try to reach an agreement before the current deal expires in 2011. The talks coincide with the NFL's labor negotiation, in which owners have proposed an 18 percent pay cut for players.

Billy Hunter, executive director of the players association, did not return calls seeking comment on the proposal, which is sure to set a serious tone in talks aimed at averting the league's first lockout since the 1998-99 season. NBA spokesman Tim Frank said league officials would have no comment.

Owners are seeking significant changes to the league's financial structure as many of them face massive losses in the wake of the global economic crisis. In addition to lowering the players' overall share of basketball-related income (BRI), owners are pushing for some elements of a hard cap to replace the current luxury tax system, in which teams with payrolls above the tax line subsidize those staying below the limit, which was set at $69.9 million this season.

But players already are facing a reduction in salaries next season, when the cap is expected to decline from the current level of $57.7 million to between $50 million and $54 million. Most team executives working on financial projections for next season are predicting a $52 million cap.

Union president Derek Fisher, speaking Sunday before the Lakers played the Celtics in Boston, predicted that the owners would 'overreach' with their initial proposal and said the players would strongly oppose a dramatic reduction their share of BRI.

One prominent player agent, speaking to CBSSports.com about the impending labor talks, called a hard cap 'untenable,' but said the owners' financial losses a similar request for pay cuts by NFL owners create a double-whammy of leverage.

'The players will talk tough, but I'm not sure they have a whole lot to hang their hat on,' the agent said. 'If the NFL is cutting salaries, I think you can expect something similar in the NBA.'

If the owners succeed in implementing some version of a hard cap, management sources predict it would drive player salaries down precipitously. The players likely will argue that the luxury tax system is working as a payroll impediment. Only a handful of the highest-revenue teams pay luxury tax in a given year, and a flurry of trades prior to the Feb. 18 deadline will illustrate the union's point. The majority of trades that will be consummated will be driven by teams trying to pare salary to avoid clipping the luxury tax line.

'An NFL-style hard cap is going to blow the minimum-salary and mid-level players completely out of the water,' one person familiar with the owners' proposal said. 'In any hard-cap system, the owners are going to pay the stars. If there are no exceptions and no ways to exceed the cap, everybody else is going to be left with the scraps.'

Perhaps that is why the owners want to go farther than changing the rules; they want the league's highest-paid players to take a haircut, as well. Owners are seeking to reduce the maximum length of contracts to five years for players re-signing with their current teams and to four years for players signing with new teams. Under the current collective bargaining agreement, in effect since 2005, players re-signing with their current teams can be under contract for a maximum of six years. Other free agents can sign for a maximum of five. This would be a way to avoid star players' salaries remaining high while the second- and third-tier players bear the brunt of the overall payroll reduction.

As CBSSports.com reported Jan. 29, a segment of ownership believes that reducing the length and amount of max contracts would wipe out the owners' collective financial losses by itself. But by pushing for a significant reduction in maximum salaries, the owners would be alienating the players who produce the vast majority of revenue for their teams; fans pay to see LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, not Daniel Gibson and Dorell Wright.

If they dont like the new max contracts, LeBron can play football, where he will make less than the new max, one team executive told CBSSports.com last week. Wade can be a fashion model or whatever. They wont make squat and no one will remember who they are in a few years.

The negotiations also have implications that are much more immediate than a potential lockout to start the 2011-12 season. Numerous marquee stars, such as James, Wade, Chris Bosh, Amar'e Stoudemire and Joe Johnson, have the ability to opt out of their contracts July 1 and become free agents. Most of those players and their agents already were expecting a less favorable CBA in 2011. But if a drastic cut in max contracts becomes inevitable as part of a new labor agreement, such players might be even more motivated to opt out and sign long-term deals under the current deal. Just another wrinkle that could make what is expected to be the biggest free agency period in NBA history even bigger.

Courtesy of http://ken-berger.blogs.cbssports.com


Mavs want Kevin Martin - by Eurobasket News
The Dallas Mavericks, according to NBA front-office sources, continue to tell the Sacramento Kings that they're interested in Kevin Martin (6'7''-G/F-83, agency: Arik Krayn Services, college: W.Carolina) if they're willing to trade the guard before the Feb. 18 trading deadline.

The Kings continue to insist that Martin is not going to be made available to interested teams before the deadline, but the Mavericks, according to the source, want a call back if that stance changes.

Sources close to the situation told ESPN.com that Dallas -- reluctant until recently to make Josh Howard available in trade discussions -- is prepared to part with the struggling former All-Star swingman in a deal for Martin.

The Kings, though, have been telling teams that they are not ready to field offers for Martin, determined to give his fledging backcourt partnership with hot-shot rookie Tyreke Evans an extended period of evaluation.

If that position changes between now and the Feb. 18 deadline, Dallas is expected to be one of the league's most determined suitors for the 6-foot-7 Martin, who is averaging 25.2 points and 4.9 rebounds per game this season.

The Houston Rockets, Toronto Raptors, Cleveland Cavaliers and Phoenix Suns also are reportedly tracking Martin.

Howard, who has spent much of the season rehabilitating his surgically repaired left ankle, has missed 21 of the Mavericks' 42 games this season. He is averaging 12.5 points per game.


Courtesy of ESPN (http://sports.espn.go.com/dallas/nba/news/story?id=4848601)


Nets could waive Simmons, Battie - by Eurobasket News
Bobby Simmons (6'7''-F/G-80, agency: Priority Sports, college: Florida St.), away from the team because of a family emergency, is expected back for Tuesdays game in Cleveland. But the veteran forward may not be a Net all season.

Simmons is glued to the Nets bench. He has been inactive 13 times this season and hasnt played since Jan. 5.

The Nets want to see if they can move Simmons - whos on an expiring contract that pays him $11.2 million this season - before the Feb. 18 trade deadline. If they cant, Simmons could be released at some point after that so he can join another team.

'[Nets president] Rod [Thorn] is compassionate to Bobby's situation,' Simmons agent Mark Bartelstein said. 'He feels bad. He feels very strongly that he can help a lot of teams and were trying to work together to get something done.'

Tony Battie (6'11''-C-76, college: Texas Tech) is another prime candidate to be waived if not traded by the 18th.



CDR's future

Starter-turned-sub Chris Douglas-Roberts (6'7''-G-87, college: Memphis), who left the game in the second quarter with back spasms, is another player who may not be here much longer.

The Nets continue to have discussions about the talented swingman, whose frustration with losing often is mistaken for discontent with his personal situation. Memphis, where Douglas-Roberts played collegiately, is one of the teams that inquired about him.


Courtesy of www.northjersey.com


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 LeBron JAMES
  Cleveland C.
  (203-F-84)
  Avg: 29.8
 1. James, Clevelan.29.8 
 2. Anthony, Denver N.29.7 
 3. Durant, Oklah.Ci.29.7 
 4. Bryant, LA Lakers28.0 
 5. Wade, Miami Heat26.8 
 6. Ellis, Golde S.26.2 
 7. Nowitzki, Dallas M.25.0 
 8. Bosh, Toronto R.24.4 
 9. Roy, Portland TB23.1 
 10. Arenas, Washin.22.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dwight HOWARD
  Orlando M.
  (207-F-85)
  Avg: 13.4
 1. Howard, Orlando M.13.4 
 2. Camby, LA Clippers12.1 
 3. Noah, Chicago B.12.0 
 4. Love, Minnesota T.11.7 
 5. Randolph, Memph.11.5 
 6. Bosh, Toronto R.11.5 
 7. Lee, New York K.11.4 
 8. Wallace, Charlotte B.10.9 
 9. Boozer, Utah Jazz10.8 
 10. Duncan, San.10.7 
Assists Per Game
 Chris PAUL
  N.Orleans H.
  (183-G-85)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Paul, N.Orleans H.11.2 
 2. Nash, Phoenix Suns11.1 
 3. Williams, Utah Jazz9.8 
 4. Rondo, Boston C.9.8 
 5. Kidd, Dallas M.9.3 
 6. James, Clevelan.8.2 
 7. Davis, LA Clippers7.9 
 8. Westbrook, Oklah..7.5 
 9. Arenas, Washingt.7.2 
 10. Wade, Miami He.6.4 
Steals Per Game
 Rajon RONDO
  Boston C.
  (186-G-86)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Rondo, Boston C.2.4 
 2. Paul, N.Orleans H.2.3 
 3. Ellis, Golde S.2.1 
 4. Jackson, Charlott.1.9 
 5. Davis, LA Clippers1.9 
 6. Iguodala, Philadel.1.9 
 7. Wade, Miami Heat1.8 
 8. Kidd, Dallas M.1.8 
 9. Curry, Golde S.1.8 
 10. Ariza, Houston.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Dwight HOWARD
  Orlando M.
  (207-F-85)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Howard, Orlando M.2.7 
 2. Oden, Portland TB2.3 
 3. Dalembert, Philad.2.2 
 4. Smith, Atlanta H.2.2 
 5. Bogut, Milwauke.2.1 
 6. Haywood, Washingt.2.1 
 7. Camby, LA Clippers2.0 
 8. Lopez, New J.2.0 
 9. Perkins, Boston C.1.9 
 10. Andersen, Denver.1.8 


Sunday: Wins for Toronto Raptors and Orlando Magic - by Eurobasket News
Sacramento K. - Toronto R. 104-115
Chris Bosh (6'11''-F-84, college: Georgia Tech) had 36 points and 11 rebounds, Andrea Bargnani (6'10''-F/C-85) scored 22 points and the Toronto Raptors rallied to beat the Kings 115-104 on Sunday afternoon, extending Sacramento's losing streak to six games. Hedo Turkoglu and Antoine Wright added 16 pts each. In the loosing squad, Kevin Martin collected 24 points and 7 rebounds.

Orlando M. - Boston C. 96-89
Vince Carter (6'5''-G-77, college: N.Carolina) stepped up with 20 points, Dwight Howard (6'10''-F-85) added 16 points and 13 boards, and the Magic went on to beat the Boston Celtics 96-89 on Sunday. Jameer Nelson helped with 15 pts. Rajon Rondo scored 17 points and Ray Allen added 14 for the Celtics.



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Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Anthony ANDERSON
  Trotamundos
  (180-G-81)
  Avg: 23.2
 1. Anderson, Manchest.23.2 
 2. Jackson, Vermo.23.0 
 3. Payne, Buffalo S.23.0 
 4. Stanley, Buffalo S.21.3 
 5. Sherrill, Maryland.20.3 
 6. Ayuso, Capitanes19.7 
 7. Friel, Rochester R.19.6 
 8. Jeanty, Quebec K.19.0 
 9. Reyes, Capitanes18.7 
 10. Bennett, Halifax.18.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Angelo REYES
  Capitanes
  (205-F/C-81)
  Avg: 17.7
 1. Reyes, Capitanes17.7 
 2. Crookshank, Halif.14.0 
 3. Cunningham, Maryland.13.0 
 4. Aubry, Capitanes12.8 
 5. Demasi, Vermont FH11.8 
 6. Brown, Buffalo S.9.3 
 7. Ross, Buffalo S.9.1 
 8. Johnson, Rocheste.8.6 
 9. Ocitti, Manchest.8.5 
 10. Wise, Quebec.8.3 
Assists Per Game
 Anthony ANDERSON
  Trotamundos
  (180-G-81)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Anderson, Manchest.6.2 
 2. Rodriguez, Capit.6.2 
 3. Rice, Vermont FH6.0 
 4. Bowden, Lawton F.5.6 
 5. Price, Buffalo S.5.5 
 6. Ervin, Halifax R.5.2 
 7. Crouch, Rocheste.5.1 
 8. Daniels, Lawton F.5.0 
 9. Robinson, Buffa.4.6 
 10. Gilchrese, Manc.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Dwuan RICE
  Vermont FH
  (180-G-)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Rice, Vermont FH2.7 
 2. Johnson, Rocheste.2.4 
 3. Bowden, Lawton F.2.3 
 4. Jeanty, Quebec K.2.0 
 5. Robinson, Buffa.2.0 
 6. Stewart, Manchest.2.0 
 7. Holmes, Quebec K.1.9 
 8. Mims, Lawton Ft.SC1.7 
 9. Thomas, Maryland.1.6 
 10. Ocitti, Manche.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Reggie GEORGE
  Quebec K.
  (208-C-85)
  Avg: 2
 1. George, Quebec K.2.0 
 2. Aubry, Capitanes2.0 
 3. Bailey, Vermont FH1.8 
 4. Thomas, Maryland.1.7 
 5. Marshall, Lawton F.1.4 
 6. Crookshank, Halif.1.4 
 7. Mazur, Halifax R.1.2 
 8. Bailey, Rocheste.1.1 
 9. Ocitti, Manchest.1.0 
 10. Mims, Lawton Ft..1.0 


Standings
PBL Standings
 1. Capitanes 8-0 
 2. Halifax R. 7-2 
 3. Lawton Ft.SC 5-2 
 4. Rochester R. 5-2 
 5. Buffalo S. 3-6 
 6. Vermont FH 2-4 
 7. Manchester 2-6 
 8. Maryland G. 2-6 
 9. Quebec Kebs 1-7 


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Stats Leaders - 1Liga
Points Per Game
 Tomasz CELEJ
  Start Lublin
  (198-F/G-78)
  Avg: 21.9
 1. Celej, Start Lublin21.9 
 2. Sterenga, Gornik W.21.7 
 3. Wojdyla, Sudety JG18.4 
 4. Pacocha, Big Star18.4 
 5. Flieger, Zastal ZG17.6 
 6. Pluta, MOSiR K.17.6 
 7. Mazur, Spojnia S.16.9 
 8. Weatherspoon, Znicz B.16.6 
 9. Storozynski, Asec.P.16.4 
 10. Piechowicz, MMKS.16.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Tomasz WOJDYLA
  Zastal ZG
  (201-F-77)
  Avg: 11.8
 1. Wojdyla, Sudety JG11.8 
 2. Sterenga, Gornik W.10.5 
 3. Lisewski, MMKS D.10.1 
 4. Storozynski, Asec.P.9.8 
 5. Kulikowski, Zubry9.2 
 6. Grudzinski, Spojn.9.0 
 7. Kwiatkowski, Start L.9.0 
 8. Mis, Siarka T.8.9 
 9. Nowak, Sudety JG8.1 
 10. Dluski, LKS Lo.7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Marcin STOKLOSA
  Spojnia S.
  (188-G-77)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Stoklosa, Spojn.7.7 
 2. Sikora, Start Lublin6.8 
 3. Ecka, Znicz Basket5.9 
 4. Trepka, LKS Lodz5.3 
 5. Baran, Siarka T.5.1 
 6. Basinski, MMKS D.4.6 
 7. Glapinski, Sokol L.4.4 
 8. Pacocha, Big Star4.4 
 9. Rapucha, Zubry4.4 
 10. Mordzak, Asec.P.4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Marcin FLIEGER
  Zastal ZG
  (182-G-84)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Flieger, Zastal ZG3.4 
 2. Marciniak, Siarka T.2.8 
 3. Szpyrka, Siarka T.2.8 
 4. Ecka, Znicz Basket2.8 
 5. Sikora, Asec.Pro.2.7 
 6. Krupa, Siarka T.2.7 
 7. Sikora, Start Lublin2.5 
 8. Chodkiewicz, Zastal Z.2.5 
 9. Nowak, Znicz B.2.4 
 10. Wojdyla, Sudety2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Rafal KULIKOWSKI
  Zubry
  (204-C-85)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Kulikowski, Zubry2.5 
 2. Lisewski, MMKS D.2.2 
 3. Milewski, AZS A.1.9 
 4. Mis, Siarka T.1.5 
 5. Jarmakowicz, Zastal Z.1.3 
 6. Salamonik, Big Star1.1 
 7. Nowak, Znicz B.1.1 
 8. Pisarczyk, Siarka T.1.0 
 9. Pelka, Tempcold.0.9 
 10. Pisarczyk, LKS Lo.0.9 


Standings - 1 Liga
1Liga Standings
 1. MMKS DG 19-3 
 2. Zastal ZG 18-4 
 3. Siarka T. 16-5 
 4. Big Star 15-7 
 5. Spojnia S. 14-8 
 6. LKS Lodz 13-8 
 7. Start Lublin 12-9 
 8. Sokol L. 12-10 
 9. Znicz Basket 9-13 
 10. Trefl SSA 8-13 
 11. Zubry 8-14 
 12. Tempcold AZS 7-14 
 13. Gornik Wal. 7-15 
 14. MOSiR Krosno 7-15 
 15. Sudety JG 5-16 
 16. AZS AWF K-ce 2-18 


Standings - 2 Liga
2Liga Standings
Group A
 1. Astoria 18-2 
 2. SKK Siedlce 17-2 
 3. Norgips 16-4 
 4. Nowy Dwor Gd. 16-5 
 5. Harmattan 13-8 
 6. Tur B.Podl. 13-8 
 7. MMKS SIDEn 12-8 
 8. Zuraw Gn. 12-10 
 9. Basket Kw. 11-8 
 10. Korsarz 8-12 
 11. Assec.Prokom 3 7-13 
 12. Unibet Legia 5-14 
 13. AZS Olsztyn 4-15 
 14. Zyrardowianka 4-15 
 15. OSSM W-wa 2-17 
 16. OSSM Sopot 0-18 
Group B
 1. AZS Szczecin 14-1 
 2. AZS PP Poznan 14-2 
 3. Open Basket 14-2 
 4. Pogon Prudnik 14-9 
 5. AZS Kutno 12-5 
 6. Ksiezak 10-6 
 7. Nysa Klodzko 8-6 
 8. AZS PO Opole 7-7 
 9. MKS Skiern. 6-10 
 10. Stal Ostrow 5-10 
 11. Slask Wroclaw 5-11 
 12. Obiekty Wrocl. 5-11 
 13. OSSM Wroclaw 2-15 
 14. KKS Siechnice 0-17 
Group C
 1. Rosasport 16-1 
 2. Unia Tarnow 16-3 
 3. AZS Pol.Cz-wa 12-7 
 4. MCKiS Jaw. 10-4 
 5. Cracovia 10-6 
 6. AZS PR Radom 10-8 
 7. Alba 8-8 
 8. UMKS Kielce 8-8 
 9. Pogon Ruda Sl. 7-5 
 10. Komtek 7-10 
 11. MKS Limanowa 7-11 
 12. Staco Niepol. 5-12 
 13. Mickiewicz 5-14 
 14. Wisla Krakow 2-16 
 15. OSSM S.Wola 1-18 


DBE Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Michael WRIGHT
  PGE Turow
  (203-F-80)
  Avg: 20.8
 1. Wright, PGE Turow20.8 
 2. Day, ISS Sportino20.6 
 3. Scott, ISS Sportino20.0 
 4. Chappell, Znicz18.8 
 5. Mays, 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
  (208-C-84)
  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. Ibrahim, ISS S.7.9 
 6. Bigus, ISS Sportino7.9 
 7. Bigus, Polonia 20117.5 
 8. NaNa, Polonia Azbud7.3 
 9. Okafor, Polpharma7.2 
 10. Williamson, Zni.6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Krzysztof SZUBARGA
  Anwil
  (182-G-84)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Szubarga, Anwil6.8 
 2. Loyd, Stal SW5.8 
 3. Swanson, AZS K.4.9 
 4. Logan, Assec.Pr.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
 Lukasz MAJEWSKI
  Polpharma
  (199-F-82)
  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. Swanson, AZS K.1.9 
 9. Navickas, AZS K.1.9 
 10. Angley, Polphar.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Brandon WALLACE
  PGE Turow
  (206-F-85)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Wallace, PGE Turow1.9 
 2. Karwowski, Polonia .1.9 
 3. Kesicki, ISS S.1.5 
 4. Harris, SKK K.1.3 
 5. Misiewicz, Znicz1.1 
 6. Wyka, Znicz1.0 
 7. Lapeta, Assec.Pr.1.0 
 8. Kuzminskas, Trefl S.0.9 
 9. Sullivan, Anwil0.9 
 10. Kolowca, Polonia 20.0.8 


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  PORTUGAL   


Stats Leaders - UZO Liga
Points Per Game
 John WALLER
  Ovarense
  (193-F-82)
  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
 Rod NEALY
  VSC Guimar.
  (198-F-80)
  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
  Illiabum
  (183-G-82)
  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. Balseiro, Sampa.2.1 
 10. Eddie, VSC Guim.2.1 
Steals Per Game
 Joao REVELES
  AD Vagos
  (187-G-80)
  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
 Todd SOWELL
  Barreirense
  (201-F-86)
  Avg: 2
 1. Sowell, Barreirense2.0 
 2. Terrell, Porto F.1.8 
 3. Lee, Ovarense1.5 
 4. Frisby, Benfica1.5 
 5. Wilson, Sampaense1.3 
 6. DeWitz, Benfica1.3 
 7. Smith, AD Vagos1.3 
 8. Soderberg, CAB1.3 
 9. Jackson, Academica1.3 
 10. Johnson, Fisi.1.1 


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  ROMANIA   


Standings
Div.A Standings
 1. U.Mobitel.CN 18-2 
 2. Ploiesti 17-3 
 3. Gaz Metan 16-4 
 4. CSU Sibiu 15-5 
 5. Otopeni 12-8 
 6. Timisoara 11-9 
 7. Pitesti 11-9 
 8. Mures 10-10 
 9. Rovinari 9-11 
 10. Steaua Turabo 9-11 
 11. Oradea 8-11 
 12. Bucuresti 7-13 
 13. Dinamo B. 6-14 
 14. Gladiator CN 5-15 
 15. Craiova 3-16 
 16. Brasov 2-18 


Stats Leaders - Men
Points Per Game
 O''Darien BASSETT
  Craiova
  (188-G-86)
  Avg: 23.1
 1. Bassett, Craiova23.1 
 2. Krstanovic, U.Mobi.20.6 
 3. Peciukas, Mures19.1 
 4. Santana, Municipal B.18.9 
 5. Pesic, Timisoara18.8 
 6. Mack, Steaua T.18.6 
 7. Bubanja, Brasov18.6 
 8. Dawson, Gladiato.17.9 
 9. Dzambic, Timisoara17.8 
 10. Lawrence, U.Mobi.17.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Virgil CARUTASU
  Ploiesti
  (204-C-76)
  Avg: 9.8
 1. Carutasu, Ploiesti9.8 
 2. Krstanovic, U.Mobi.8.9 
 3. Paltinisanu, Timis.8.7 
 4. Masiulis, Mures8.4 
 5. Smith, CSU Sibiu7.7 
 6. Mijajlovic, Munici.7.6 
 7. Popescu, Steaua T.7.5 
 8. Bubanja, Brasov7.4 
 9. Dragusin, Pitesti7.3 
 10. Nicoara, Gaz Met.7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Jarrett HOWELL
  Gaz Metan
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Howell, Gaz Metan5.9 
 2. Cooley, Mures5.5 
 3. Dzambic, Timisoara5.2 
 4. Cuic, U.Mobitel.CN4.8 
 5. Helcioiu, Municipa.4.7 
 6. Fometescu, Dinamo B.4.5 
 7. Howard, Gladiato.4.4 
 8. Mladenovic, Brasov4.4 
 9. Dawson, Gladiato.4.3 
 10. Bassett, Craio.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 JuJuan COOLEY
  Mures
  (175-G-82)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Cooley, Mures3.2 
 2. Howell, Gaz Metan2.6 
 3. Johnson, CSU Sibiu2.6 
 4. Mitchell, Gaz Metan2.3 
 5. Hargrove, Ploiesti2.2 
 6. Maric, Oradea2.2 
 7. Timus, Steaua T.2.1 
 8. Dawson, Gladiato.2.1 
 9. Medvedj, U.Mobite.2.1 
 10. Tyner, Rovina.2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Arturas MASIULIS
  Mures
  (210-C-80)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Masiulis, Mures2.2 
 2. Lazar, Oradea2.1 
 3. Dragovic, Craiova1.8 
 4. Dragusin, Pitesti1.7 
 5. Pantelic, Steaua T.1.0 
 6. Vajda, Mures1.0 
 7. Rhymer, Gaz Metan1.0 
 8. Bubanja, Brasov0.9 
 9. Lawrence, U.Mobite.0.8 
 10. Harris, Craio.0.8 


CS Municipal Bucuresti adds NBA D Leaguer Chris Ellis - by Eurobasket
CS Municipal Bucuresti ROMANIA just added both energy and experience with the addition of American Forward Chris Ellis (206-G-84, college: Wake Forest); Chris Ellis is the son of Ex NBA Veteren Dale Ellis (201-G/F-60, college: Tennessee). He is ver knowledgable of the Game. Ellis is a 69 high-energy player that can come in the game and bring energy on both offense and defensive ends of the court. Ellis has the ability to average a double- double every night. Ellis is an excellent finisher at the rim as well as an on ball defender. During the 2008-2009 season Eliis played in the NBA D-League for the Tulsa 66ers and the Sioux Falls Skyforce, as well as Xinjiang Gyang Hui Flying Tigers (China-CBA). He shot a combined 40.2% from the field and 80% from the Line. In 2005-2006, he played in 33 games and started 10 times for the University of Wake Forest where he averaged 19.6 minutes per game, shot 47.9% from the field, shot 40.7% behind the arc. Ellis was the team's fourth-leading scorer and tied for second on the team with 37 blocked shots. He shot a solid 73.3 percent from the free throw line, averaged 12.7 points per game in the ACC Tournament, and 12.2 ppg the month of March. He scored in double figures eight times including each of the last five games. Ellis was third on the team with 13 dunks. He scored 11 points, grabbed 6 rebounds and blocked three shots against George Mason Nov. 11. He went 4-of-5 from the field, 3-of-4 from three-point range and chipped in three assists against the NCAA Tournament-bound Patriots. He scored 11 points and went 4-of-7 from the field in a Dec. 13 loss to DePaul. He earned his first career double-double Jan. 15 at Maryland with 10 points and 10 rebounds ... also went 6-of-6 from the line and blocked two shots against the Terrapins. He scored 11 points and blocked two shots on Senior Day March 4 against NC State. He scored 10 points, made 3 three-point field goals and blocked two shots against Florida State in the ACC Tournament. One day later, he scored a career-high 15 points and grabbed 7 rebounds against NC State. He scored 13 points, pulled down 9 boards and made 3 three-pointers in an ACC Tournament loss to Duke. He led the Deacons in scoring with 12 points, had six rebounds and two blocked shots March 15 at Minnesota in the NIT. Chris Ellis will very well add to BUCURESTI fire power as they compete for the ROMANIAN League Championship.He was most recently at BC Dnipro Ukraine but left before season started & began fall season at Urguay Union Aletica where he avg 14ppg & 8 rpg over 8 games.
Source: ZADISO SPORTS/610 Sports Management


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  RUSSIA   


A Superleague Round: 9 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Spartak SP - CSKA 82-96
CSKA overcame Spartak Saint Petersburg away from home behind 25 points from Ramunas Siskauskas (197-G-78). Zoran Planinic accounted for 17 points in the victory. Yegor Meshcharakou replied with 18 points, 7 assists and 4 steals for Spartak as they suffered the tenth loss.

Triumph - Krasnie Krilya 70-72
Ernest Bremer (196-G-80, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: St.Bonaventure) scored 25 points and issued 8 assists to propel Krasnie Krilya past Triumph on the road. Ralph Biggs added 13 points in the fourth win for the Samara outfit. Triumph slipped at 5-6 record despite 15 points from Brion Rush.

Khimky - Dynamo M. 94-76
Khimky cruised past Dynamo Moscow for the ninth win in the season. Vitaly Fridzon (195-G-85) scored 23 points to lead the charge. Kelly McCarty added 20 points, 5 assists and 4 rebounds for the winners. Sergey Bykov responded with 23 points for Dynamo as they fell at 5-7 record.

Lokomotiv K. - Unics 74-71
Lokomotiv Kuban recorded the third win in the championship as they prevailed against Unics. James Gist (203-F-86) delivered 17 points and 6 boards for the winners. Andre Owens netted 16 points for the home team. Marko Popovic responded with 24 points, 6 assists and 4 boards in the loss.



Stats Leaders - Superleague A
Points Per Game
 Sergey BYKOV
  Dynamo M.
  (190-G-83)
  Avg: 21.5
 1. Bykov, Dynamo M.21.5 
 2. Capin, Lokomoti.20.4 
 3. Chalmers, Enisey17.3 
 4. Rush, Triumph17.2 
 5. Popovic, Unics17.1 
 6. Rakovic, Spartak SP15.5 
 7. Green, Lokomoti.15.1 
 8. Monya, Dynamo M.15.0 
 9. Lyday, Unics14.8 
 10. Kambala, Enis.13.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Sergey MONYA
  Dynamo M.
  (204-F-83)
  Avg: 8.4
 1. Monya, Dynamo M.8.4 
 2. Khryapa, CSKA8.0 
 3. Trushkin, Krasni.8.0 
 4. Javtokas, Khimky6.8 
 5. Rakovic, Spartak SP6.3 
 6. Savenkov, Lokomoti.6.0 
 7. Ford, Spartak SP6.0 
 8. Kaun, CSKA5.8 
 9. Veremeenko, Unics5.7 
 10. Antic, Lokomo.5.5 
Assists Per Game
 Ernest BREMER
  Krasnie Krilya
  (196-G-80)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Bremer, Krasnie .5.7 
 2. Capin, Lokomoti.4.4 
 3. Bykov, Dynamo M.4.3 
 4. Khryapa, CSKA4.1 
 5. Cabezas, Khimky3.9 
 6. Fields, Spartak SP3.9 
 7. Rush, Triumph3.2 
 8. Planinic, CSKA3.1 
 9. Lopez, Khimky3.1 
 10. Popovic, Uni.3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Sergey BYKOV
  Dynamo M.
  (190-G-83)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Bykov, Dynamo M.2.7 
 2. Rush, Triumph2.4 
 3. Bremer, Krasnie .1.9 
 4. Khryapa, CSKA1.9 
 5. Chalmers, Enisey1.8 
 6. Lyday, Unics1.7 
 7. Surovtsev, Lokomoti.1.7 
 8. Sergeev, Triumph1.5 
 9. Fridzon, Khimky1.5 
 10. McCarty, Khim.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Sergey MONYA
  Dynamo M.
  (204-F-83)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Monya, Dynamo M.1.6 
 2. Gist, Lokomotiv K.1.4 
 3. Mozgov, Khimky1.4 
 4. Kaun, CSKA1.0 
 5. Savenkov, Lokomoti.1.0 
 6. Khryapa, CSKA0.9 
 7. Sokolov, CSKA0.9 
 8. Trushkin, Krasni.0.9 
 9. Vasilyev, Dynamo M.0.8 
 10. Bashminov, Trium.0.8 


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  SAINT KITTS   


SKABA Basketball Season Scheduled For A Mid April Start - by Richard
Junior Leagues kick off in early March.. East Basseterre League in 2 weeks
The SKABA basketball executive met on Thursday evening at the offices of the SKNAAA to discuss plans for the upcoming 2010 Basketball season.
Matters discussed included the start of the 2010 season which was set and finalized at March 6th for the junior divisions and 4 weeks later on April 11th with the official opening and the start of the Premier and A Divisions. The female division start date will be announced at a later date .
The junior division age limit remains the same at 19 and under which means that no one attaining the age of 20 during this year of the season will be allowed to play in the junior division.
The SKABA management informed teams that the first general meeting for 2010 will be held on Thursday February 11th at the Warner Park Stadium conference room.
The Executive also indicated that referees/coaches clinic will be held prior to the official start of the league. The clinics will be mandatory for all persons who are interested in coaching teams for the 2010 season. According to an official of the association this will be a keenly monitored aspect of the preparations leading up to the start of the league as it is felt that every coach should be at least SKABA certified in order to ensure a league of a very high standard. Strict dress codes will also be introduced the official stated.
The SKABA Executive also announced 2010 as the year that will be dedicated to the revilisation and resurrection of its National Teams.
The national senior and junior teams have been somewhat dormant over the last 2-3 years and we felt that it is essential for the development of our basketball that both teams be revitalized and re-energized, said SKABA General Secretary Wallis Wilkin
The revilization programme also comes in light of the fact that the SKABA has been invited by a number of other associations to take part in a number of regional Junior and Senior Tournaments, most notably a Caribbean Basketball Tournament which is being organized and hosted by the Trinidad Basketball Association.
We are excited about the so called revitalization of our National teams, said SKABA Gen Sec Wallis Wilkin. There are a number of players based locally and overseas who we are confident can compete at the highest level regionally and we will certainly be anxious to showcase those players in the upcoming tournaments, Wilkin continued.
The SKABA General Secretary also indicated that the association is now accepting applications for the posts of Technical Director and or Coach for the National Senior and Junior teams. The technical director and or Coach will be responsible for developing the preparation programme for the national teams for the tournaments which will take place in the latter half of 2010.
The 2010 season is expected to be full of much interest as Horsfords Ghetto Roots will be trying hard to repeat as SKABA champions in the same dominant fashion as they did in the finals last season where they swept the Rams Hitters. Ghetto Roots still boasts the leagues top players in Rymal Bally Browne and Levi By-By Fyfeild. St.Pauls and Hitters will likely be the next 2 teams that may provide the stiffest challenge to Ghetto Roots Premier Division dominance.
In related news the Ghetto Roots Basketball Club has announced the start date of its inaugural Out of Season East Basseterre Basketball League. The start date of the projected 4 week community league is February 20th 2010. According to one of the organizers of the league the tournament is expected to featured 8 teams including 3 specially invited teams and 5 East Basseterre and Ghetto Roots Basketball Club based teams.
sourtesy of SKABA Basketball


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  SCOTLAND   


SCOTS TO FACE DANES IN MALTA EURO C CHAMPS - by Sandy Sutherland
TOUGH EURO C DRAW FOR SCOTS MEN IN MALTA
by Sandy Sutherland

Scotland will face the probable tournament favourites Denmark in
their opening match of the 2010 European Basketball C Championship
in Malta on July 5.
The Danish men, who were in division A only three years ago, have
never played in this tournament before and are a surprise entry,
will be formidable opponents for a Scottish team who have never
been higher than third.
In addition coach Tom Campbell will almost certainly have to do
without Scotland's two top players Robert Archibald and Kieran
Achara, who are likely to be on Great Britain duty in Europe in August.
Scotland, who took the bronze medals in the last Euro C in
Edinburgh in 2008, will go on to play San Marino on July 6 and
Malta on July 7.
In the other group Wales open against Gibraltar and go on to play
Moldova, silver medallists last time, and Andorra.
The cross-overs are on July 9 and the finals and play-offs on
Saturday July 10.


SAINTS MASSACRED BY KINGS - by Sandy Sutherland
A week ahead of St Valentine's Day, Edinburgh Kings massacred St
Mirren 80-53 on the under-threat basketball court at Portobello
High School to move another step closer to retaining their
Scottish League title.
Kings owed their success, which puts them three wins clear of
Saints and two clear of Falkirk Fury, to their stout defence and,
though the opening exchanges were tight - they took the first
quarter 22-17 and the second 17-13 for a 39-30 half-time lead -
they never needed to call on injured Scottish international centre
Simon Flockhart, though the big man suited up.
'We played well, especially in defence,' said point guard Garreth
Lodge, who was up against his Stirling University teammates Neil
Fraser and Kris Cleary.
'A big factor was the way we shut down danger man Nic Collins, who
only scored eight points, and Mike Kirkpatrick hit two big threes
at the start of the second quarter which gave us breathing space,'
added coach Danny Costello.
The third quarter, which Kings took 21-11, proved decisive and
they moved into a 60-41 lead which this focussed group were never
going to let slip.
Latvian forward Edgars Rekis had another fine all-round game,
marking Collins and top-scoring with 16 points, Mike Kirkpatrick
and Paddy Campbell adding 13 each, Laurie Costello 12 and Liam
McCabe 10 while Lodge added eight and Craig Reilly six.
Kings' next game is away to near neighbours East Lothian
Peregrines who again proved they are capable of upsetting any team
in the league if only they can get the job done in the final
quarter.
Peregrines were tied 59-59 with Falkirk Fury at the end of the
third at Musselburgh but went down 85-70.
Scottish international and former Italian League centre Roni
Gordon hit 27 points for the visitors while another centre Swede
Rob Jansson replied with a season-high 24 for East Lothian.



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Hemofarm lost Pavkovic for the season - by Milan Jovanovic
Injury worries of Hemofarm seem like never going to be ended, and after losing Bozovic for the season, the latest news is their playmkaer and the brain of the team - Miljan Pavkovic (178-G-81, agency: Beo Basket) - is also not going to come back before the next season, having been diagnosed with mononucleosis.
This is as heavy blow as it gets for Vrsac team, Pavkovic being their most important player and go-to guy in deciding moments.
New coach Stepandic is already searching for the replacement, the only name being mentioned for now the one of Marque Perry (186-G-81, agency: N.E.T., college: St.Louis), current playmaker of Donetsk, Ukraine.


A League: Round 20 review - by Eurobasket News
Mega Vizura - Napredak 89-91
Napredak closed Round 20 with thriller win against Mega Vizura. Djordje Micic (195-G-83) top-scored in victory with 19 (4 triples) and Vojdan Stojanovski (194-G-87) followed closely with 16 pts. Stefan Balmazovic had 31 points for the hosts and Stefan Stojacic added 23 pts (5 of 6 from behind the arc). Napredak 11-9, Mega Vizura 9-11.

Metalac - Radnicki Basket 75-73
Metalac escaped with 75-73 home win against Radnicki Basket mostly owing to Vladimir Panic (194-F-82, agency: 011 Sports), who scored 21 points and pulled down 7 rebounds. Marko Ljubojevic (202-F/G-84) added 19 pts and 5 boards. Nikola Markovic delivered 17 points in loss. Metalac 14-6, Radnicki Basket 5-15.

Tamis - Sloga 78-75
Bojan Stajic (198-G-84) was the leading player in victory with 27 points (5 triples) and 8 rebounds. Radovan Markovic (194-G-82) secured a nice help adding 23 pts. In the loosing squad, Nikola Razic collected 21 points. Tamis 13-7, Sloga 9-11.

Beograd - KG 06 91-67
14-6 for Beograd and poor 1-19 for KG 06 after this game. Dragan Mitrovic (198-F-85) and Slobodan Dundjerski (188-G-88, agency: Interperformances) delivered 20 points each for the hosts. Mitrovic had 6 rebounds and 6 assists beside that. Petar Beader replied with 22 points and 7 boards in defeat.

Masinac - Ergonom 68-64
Bojan Popovic (196-G/F-86) stepped up for Masinac this week-end with 15 points. Aleksandar Radulovic (190-G-88) had 13 pts, 5 boards and 5 assists, while Ognjen Sestovic added 11 points in this victory. Milos Trailovic answered with 19 points and 7 rebounds in loss. Masinac 9-11, Ergonom 4-16.

Vojvodina - Borac 69-78
No.1 Borac jumped to 15-5 after nice 69-78 road win against Vojvodina. Nemanja Prolovic (188-G-87) led the scorers in Borac with 21 points, and Rastko Dramicanin (207-C-86) followed closely adding 18 points and 8 boards. Ivan Bosnjak collected 22 points and 7 boards in defeat, and his team dropped to 13-7.

Proleter Naft. - Novi Sad 75-95
Novi Sad handed 75-95 loss for Proleter Naftagas jumping to 11-9 in Serbian top division. Maksim Kovacevic (199-G/F-87) shined for the winners with 24 points for 25 minutes on the court. Proleter (12-8) got 15 points from Vid Zarkovic (189-G-75).


Stats Leaders - 1A
Points Per Game
 Vladimir PANIC
  Metalac
  (194-F-82)
  Avg: 19.4
 1. Panic, Metalac19.4 
 2. Markovic, Tamis17.5 
 3. Jorovic, Borac17.4 
 4. Mladenovic, Ergon.17.4 
 5. Markovic, Napredak16.9 
 6. Martinic, Vojvodina16.2 
 7. Vukosavljevi., Prolet.15.8 
 8. Micevic, Borac15.3 
 9. Rakic, Novi Sad15.2 
 10. Prolovic, Bor.15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aleksandar MLADENOVIC
  Ergonom
  (207-F/C-84)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Mladenovic, Ergon.7.8 
 2. Mikic, KG 066.9 
 3. Lukovic, Radnic.6.6 
 4. Jelovac, Mega V.6.5 
 5. Ljubojevic, Novi S.6.5 
 6. Borovcanin, Sloga6.2 
 7. Dramicanin, Borac6.1 
 8. Bosnjak, Vojvodina6.1 
 9. Jovanovic, Ergonom5.8 
 10. Marojevic, Metal.5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Vid ZARKOVIC
  Proleter Naft.
  (189-G-75)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Zarkovic, Prolet.7.3 
 2. Pistoljevic, Radnic.4.7 
 3. Stefanovic, Metal.4.3 
 4. Rakic, Novi Sad4.3 
 5. Korac, Beograd4.2 
 6. Martinic, Vojvodina4.1 
 7. Dimitrijevic, Sloga3.8 
 8. Radulovic, Masinac3.6 
 9. Prolovic, Borac3.3 
 10. Djordjevic, Slo.3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Goran MARTINIC
  Vojvodina
  (186-G-87)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Martinic, Vojvodina2.4 
 2. Vulin, Proleter Naft.2.3 
 3. Zarkovic, Prolet.1.9 
 4. Dundjerski, Beograd1.7 
 5. Tresac, Borac1.6 
 6. Rakic, Novi Sad1.6 
 7. Stajic, Tamis1.6 
 8. Dimitrijevic, Sloga1.5 
 9. Milosevic, KG 061.5 
 10. Ljubojevic, Met.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Uros LUKOVIC
  Radnicki Basket
  (212-C-89)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Lukovic, Radnic.1.3 
 2. Petric, KG 061.3 
 3. Buric, Tamis1.2 
 4. Bircevic, Metalac1.2 
 5. Mladenovic, Ergon.1.1 
 6. Maravic, Mega V.1.1 
 7. Dramicanin, Borac0.9 
 8. Ljubojevic, Novi S.0.9 
 9. Arsic, Masinac0.8 
 10. Cvetkovic, Mega.0.7 


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  SOUTH KOREA   


Close race leads up to KBL playoffs - by Jerry Lee
The race to finish at the top of the KBL league standings is heating up.

Mobis Phoebus currently leads, if just barely, with KT Sonic Boom and KCC Egis trailing by a game each. Dongbu Promy trails the second-place teams by another game.

The top teams in the league have not lost many games against the ET Land Elephants, SK Knights, KT&G Kites or Daegu Orions. But a poor record against the lower-ranked teams can be detrimental to the top-ranked teams. KCC won three and lost two against KT&G this season, while Dongbu did the same against Daegu.

The remainder of the season, the teams that lose to the lower-ranked teams will be left behind the rest of the pack, said Mobis head coach Yoo Jae-hak.

Also of interest is the showdown between the top teams this month. This past weekend, Mobis fell to KT but won against KCC, while Dongbu prevailed in its Saturday matchup against KT&G.

Dongbu will face KCC tonight and KT on Thursday night. Mobis will face KCC on Feb. 19 and KT on Feb. 21. The top of the league standings will be sorted out by the end of the month.

Dongbu holds the key to stirring up changes in the league standings. If the team manages to muster several wins against opponents this month, big changes can occur in the rankings. KCC is currently shaky without star center Ha Seung-jin and Dongbu has fared well against KT with a record of three wins and one loss this season.

The playoff matchup against KCC will also draw attention. Most teams are looking to avoid facing the Egis in the postseason. KCC will have Ha return in time for the playoffs, and teams are looking at ways to avoid the potent KCC offense.

The KBL playoff system has the top two regular season teams advance to the semifinals to face the advancing winners of the first-round matchups between the fourth- and fifth-placed teams and third- and sixth-placed teams.

If KCC fails to overcome Has absence from the lineup and ends up as low as fourth place, it can cause a huge change to the playoff picture as well, said an official from one of the top-four teams.
By Lee Eun-kyung



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  SPAIN   


Stats Leaders-LEB Silver
Points Per Game
 Courtney PIGRAM
  Andorra
  (185-G-85)
  Avg: 18
 1. Pigram, Andorra18.0 
 2. Vereen, Rosalia16.3 
 3. Uriz, Santurtzi16.1 
 4. Barcelo, Plasencia15.9 
 5. Howard, Guadalaj.15.4 
 6. Higgs, L''Hospitalet15.4 
 7. Johnson, Huesca15.1 
 8. Ferrer, Cajasur .14.9 
 9. Thompson, ADT T.14.9 
 10. Salson, Hues.14.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Shalawn MILLER
  Huelva
  (204-C/F-74)
  Avg: 9.4
 1. Miller, Huelva9.4 
 2. Howard, Guadalaj.8.9 
 3. Thompson, ADT T.8.8 
 4. Santana, Caja Rioja8.6 
 5. Williams, Matchmind7.9 
 6. Ausina, Matchmind7.3 
 7. Johnson, Huesca7.2 
 8. Adams, Navarra7.2 
 9. Griffin, Cajasur .7.2 
 10. Hampl, Santurt.7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Ricardo BUSCIGLIO
  Caja Rioja
  (185-G-86)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Busciglio, Caja Rioja6.3 
 2. Castello, ADT T.4.9 
 3. Rufian, Huelva4.4 
 4. Gonzalez, Navarra4.2 
 5. Rodriguez, Rosalia3.8 
 6. Lopez, Coruna3.8 
 7. Marcos, Alcazar3.7 
 8. Canals, Alaior3.6 
 9. Cardenas, Qalat C.3.6 
 10. Alonso, Matchmi.3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Jonathan BARCELO
  Plasencia
  (192-G-79)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Barcelo, Plasencia2.6 
 2. Gomez, Huelva2.6 
 3. Miller, Coruna2.3 
 4. Johnson, Huesca2.3 
 5. Pigram, Andorra2.2 
 6. Suka-Umu, Cajasur .2.2 
 7. Ott, Caja Rioja2.1 
 8. Bavosi, Promobys2.0 
 9. Martinez, Huelva1.9 
 10. Pino, L''Hospital.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Kim ADAMS
  Navarra
  (203-F/C-82)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Adams, Navarra1.4 
 2. Matali, Andorra1.2 
 3. Byombo, Illescas1.2 
 4. Bain, ADT Tarragona1.2 
 5. Thompson, ADT T.1.2 
 6. De Santana, Caja R.1.1 
 7. Williams, Matchmind1.0 
 8. Andrews, Huesca1.0 
 9. Sekulic, Plasencia0.9 
 10. Miller, Huel.0.9 


LEB Gold: Round 21 review - by Eurobasket News
CAI Zaragoza - Clin.Rincon 85-68
CAI Zaragoza had an easy job at home, beating Clinicas Rincon 85-68 primarily thanks to Darren Phillip (201-F-78, college: Fairfield) and David Barlow (205-F-83, college: Metro St.) who scored 17 and 15 points respectively. On the other side, Alejandro Navajas and Nedzad Sinanovic had 12 points each for the guests.

Palencia - Burgos 51-68
Burgos stole one from their hosts Palencia, beating them 51-68 thanks to 12 point effort by Christopher Fernandez as well as 11 points by Peter Lorant (207-F/C-85) and Alberto Miguel. For hosts, Carles Bravo (192-F/G-79) was the only player in double digits with 14 points.

Ourense - Vigo 68-66
Ourense and Vigo played a close matchup win which hosts won 68-66 thanks to 18 points by Jose Fernandez (202-C-75) and 13 points from Alexander Loughton (205-F/C-83, college: ODU). For visitors, Alberto Ruiz de Galarreta had 18 points.

Girona - Vive Menorca 72-65
Girona was better than Vive Menorca 72-65 as Darryl Middleton (203-F/C-66, college: Baylor) scored 18 points and Miguel Feliu (200-F-85) followed with 12. For Menorca, Caio Torres had 15 while Diego Sanchez added 14 off the bench.

Tenerife - La Laguna 67-64
Louis Roe (200-F-72, college: Massachusetts) scored 21 points and grabbed 10 boards and Jose Rodriguez (189-G-75) added 11 points as they helped Tenerife secure 67-64 home win against La Laguna. Visitors got 14 points from Ricardo Gullien and Levi Rost.

La Palma - Leon 59-77
Leon won away from home, as they have beaten La Palma 59-77 thanks to Ryan Humphrey (203-F-79, agency: Priority Sports, college: Notre Dame) who poured in 21 points and collected 10 rebounds. For hosts, Raul Mena (177-G-82) and Sebastian Arrachoa had 10 points apiece.

Cornella - Mallorca 105-101
Mamadou Samb (207-C/F-89) and Xavier Rabaseda (199-G/F-89) each poured in 25 points as they helped Cornella to 105-101 win over Mallorca. On the other side, Juan Riera (188-G-79) was excellent with 29 points while Marc Blanch followed closely with 22.

Melilla - Breogan 79-60
Melilla managed to overcome Breogan 79-60 thanks to Ondrej Starosta (215-C-79) who had 16 points, as well as Hector Garcia (194-F-78, agency: Interperformances) who added 14. For visitors, Jeffrey Xavier had 19 points in loss.

CB Tarragona - Caceres 58-70
Carlos Cherry (184-G-79) scored 14 points while Andrew Naymick (208-C-85, agency: Warren Sports International) added 12 points and 11 rebounds as they led Caceres to 58-70 win over their hosts CB Tarragona. In defeat, David Mesa came off the bench to score 16 points.


De Colo MVP of Round 21 - by Paul Nilsen
Nando De Colo (202-G-87) was named MVP of Round 21 in the ACB after he produced a superb solo performance to help Power Electronics Valencia surge to a 87-67 success against CB Granada. The Frenchman racked up a massive valuation of 37 after recording 29 points including three triples in 29 minutes of action. He also grabbed 3 rebounds, 3 steals and dished up 5 assists as he led the team to a win that keeps them in fourth spot.

Stats Leaders - LEB Gold
Points Per Game
 Darren PHILLIP
  CAI Zaragoza
  (201-F-78)
  Avg: 19
 1. Phillip, CAI Z.19.0 
 2. Roe, Tenerife17.9 
 3. Riera, Mallorca17.7 
 4. Morley, Burgos17.5 
 5. Donaldson, La La.17.0 
 6. Quinteros, CAI Z.16.3 
 7. Hughes, Leon16.3 
 8. Guillen, La Laguna15.6 
 9. Blanch, Mallorca15.2 
 10. Smith, Cornel.15.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jakim DONALDSON
  La Laguna
  (203-C/F-83)
  Avg: 10.9
 1. Donaldson, La La.10.9 
 2. Starosta, Melilla10.0 
 3. Sinanovic, Clin.Rin.9.1 
 4. Lima, Clin.Rincon8.4 
 5. Arteaga, Palencia7.9 
 6. Adrien, Breogan7.8 
 7. Ayon, Tenerife7.7 
 8. Padgett, La Palma7.5 
 9. Coleman, Breogan7.4 
 10. Roe, Teneri.7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Diego CIORCIARI
  Vive Menorca
  (185-G-80)
  Avg: 4.9
 1. Ciorciari, Vive M.4.9 
 2. Mendiburu, CB Tarra.4.0 
 3. Mena, La Palma4.0 
 4. Jimenez, Melilla4.0 
 5. Perez, Cornella3.7 
 6. Garrido, La Laguna3.2 
 7. Lescano, CAI Z.3.2 
 8. Rodriguez, CB Tarra.3.1 
 9. Sabat, Girona3.1 
 10. Camps, Palenc.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Matias LESCANO
  CAI Zaragoza
  (196-G/F-79)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Lescano, CAI Z.3.1 
 2. Rabaseda, Cornella2.5 
 3. Blanch, Mallorca2.2 
 4. Fuentes, Clin.Rincon2.1 
 5. Boccia, Tenerife2.0 
 6. Quinteros, CAI Z.2.0 
 7. Xavier, Breogan1.8 
 8. Perez, Cornella1.7 
 9. Ayon, Tenerife1.7 
 10. Bernabe, Le.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrew NAYMICK
  Caceres
  (208-C-85)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Naymick, Caceres1.8 
 2. Sinanovic, Clin.Rin.1.6 
 3. Diouf, CB Tarragona1.6 
 4. Donaldson, La La.1.6 
 5. Ayon, Tenerife1.4 
 6. Samb, Cornella1.4 
 7. Elonu, CAI Zaragoza1.4 
 8. Joseph, Cornella1.3 
 9. Roe, Tenerife1.1 
 10. Green, Mallor.1.0 


Rolands Freimanis 24-point performance leads Cajasol to important victory - by Eurobasket
Rolands Freimanis (208-F-88, agency: Players Group) stepped up to fill his big role in Qalat Caja Sol Sevilla success and led his team to important victory 94:90 against Matchmind Carrefour El Bulevar de Avila. This win at home might be decisive competing for position in the second stage of the LEB Silvers regular season. Freimanis shined with 24 points by making 5 of 8 two-point shots, 3 of 5 three-point shots and 5 of 5 free throws. He added 9 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal and 3 falls drawn for a 28 index rating.
Cajasol is aiming to finish among top 7 LEB Silvers Group B teams to play lower ranked LEB Silvers Group A teams in the next stage. Currently Qalat Cajasol is tied with Real Madrids second team with 7-10 record. Freimanis is team's leading scorer and rebounder averaging 14.6 points and 6.7 rebounds, also leads Cajasol in 2PT percentage with 58,6% while shooting 3PT with 36% accuracy.



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Basketligan: Round 33 review - by Eurobasket News
Norrkoping - Uppsala 87-66
27th win for the top ranked Norrkoping, who got 13 points and 9 assists from Kenneth Grant (188-G-82, college: Davidson). George Gervin (189-G-76, college: Houston) and Mikael Lindquist delivered 12 points each. In Uppsala (12-18), Howard Frier delivered 21 pts.

Solna - Sundsvall 78-76
20-11 for Solna and 23-7 for Sundsvall after this game. Rudy Mbemba (181-G-87) came up with 23 points and 9 assists, while Martin Pahlmblad (193-G-86) followed him with 22 pts in this victory. Visitors got 18 pts and 7 rebounds from Jakob Sigurdarson.

Sodertalje - Jamtland 90-53
Rickard Eriksson (189-G-82, agency: Promotex) stepped up for the Kings with 19 points. Tom Liden (202-F-87) had 12 points and 7 boards, and the winners had three more players with double-digits in scoring. Issa Konare had double-double of 10 points and 11 rebounds in defeat. Sodertalje 12-18, Jamtland 6-24.

08 - Gothia Basket 84-66
08 Stockholm celebrated 8th victory of the season coming closer to 9th ranked Boras. Joakim Blom (211-C-76, agency: Court Side) led the winning squad with 21 points and 6 rebounds. Gothia got 18 points from Liam Rush (202-F/G-82). Stockholm improved to 8-22, while Gothia dropped to 12-18.

Eco Orebro - Plannja 60-84
Easy one for Plannja Basket, who jumped top 26-6 record in Swedish top division (second place). Brandon McKnight (188-G-83, agency: Promotex, college: Purdue) led the scorers in victory with 30 points. Jesper Andersson (202-F-86) had 13 pts for Eco Orebro (11-19).


Stats Leaders - Basketligan
Points Per Game
 Drazen KLARIC
  Eco Orebro
  (205-F-80)
  Avg: 20.3
 1. Klaric, Eco Orebro20.3 
 2. McKnight, Plannja20.0 
 3. Rush, Gothia Basket18.7 
 4. Palm, Boras18.6 
 5. Sigurdarson, Sunds.18.2 
 6. Spagrud, Sundsvall15.9 
 7. Gervin, Norrkoping15.6 
 8. Nystrom, Boras15.5 
 9. Carter, Gothia B.15.3 
 10. Blom,15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Michael PALM
  Boras
  (208-C-79)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Palm, Boras10.7 
 2. Konare, Jamtland10.2 
 3. Akingbade, Jamtl.8.7 
 4. Spagrud, Sundsvall8.6 
 5. Rush, Gothia Basket8.2 
 6. Djordjic, Soder.7.8 
 7. Akesson, Plannja7.5 
 8. Mottram, Gothia B.7.4 
 9. Jonzen, Uppsala7.0 
 10. Kjellbom, Norrkopi.6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Andrew PLEICK
  Eco Orebro
  (196-G-80)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Pleick, Eco Orebro6.3 
 2. Levin, Sundsvall5.8 
 3. Grant, Norrkoping5.7 
 4. Mbemba, Solna5.2 
 5. Chuk, Sodertalje5.2 
 6. Carter, Gothia B.4.7 
 7. Mitchell, Solna4.6 
 8. Gervin, Norrkoping4.4 
 9. Larsson, Plannja4.1 
 10. Sigurdarson, Sun.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Rhys CARTER
  Gothia Basket
  (190-G-84)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Carter, Gothia B.2.9 
 2. Chuk, Sodertalje2.3 
 3. Mbemba, Solna2.1 
 4. McKnight, Plannja2.1 
 5. Grant, Norrkoping2.0 
 6. Hellgren, Jamtland1.9 
 7. Mitchell, Solna1.9 
 8. Person, Uppsala1.8 
 9. Gervin, Norrkoping1.8 
 10. Crone, Sodertal.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Joakim KJELLBOM
  Norrkoping
  (213-C/F-79)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Kjellbom, Norrkoping1.9 
 2. Rosendahl, Plannja1.8 
 3. Palm, Boras1.6 
 4. Konare, Jamtland1.5 
 5. Ayuba, Norrkoping1.2 
 6. Rush, Gothia Basket1.2 
 7. Spagrud, Sundsvall0.9 
 8. Drains, Norrkoping0.9 
 9. McNaull, Norrkoping0.8 
 10. Akesson, Plann.0.8 


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Standings - SBL
SBL Standings
 1. Dacin Tigers 9-2 
 2. KKL 8-3 
 3. Taiwan Beer 5-5 
 4. Yulon Luxgen 5-5 
 5. Taiwan Mobile 5-6 
 6. Pure Youth 4-7 
 7. Bank of Taiwan 1-9 


Stats Leaders
SBL Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
1. Shawn Hawkins, KKL 26.7
1. Alexus Foyle, TM 26.7
3. Cheng Jen-wei, KKL 21.1
4. Jon Sanders, PY 20.4
5. Jeff Jones, BOT 18.8
6. Yang Ching-min, TB 18.0
7. Ouyang Ching-heng, TM 16.9
8. Chen Shun-hsiang, BOT 16.1
9. Tseng Wen-ting, Yulon 15.9
10. Chang Chih-feng, Dacin 15.4
Rebounds Per Game
1. Jon Sanders, PY 13.2
2. Jeff Jones, BOT 11.7
3. Tseng Wen-ting, Yulon 10.6
4. Shawn Hawkins, KKL 10.1
5. Alexus Foyle, TM 10.0
Assists Per Game
1. Tseng Wen-ting, Yulon 4.3
2. Su Yi-chieh, Dacin 4.2
3. Chen Shih-nian, TB 4.1
4. Wu Yung-jen, TM 4.0
5. Jon Sanders, PY 3.7
Steals Per Game
1. Cheng Chih-feng, Dacin 1.9
1. Tseng Wen-ting, Yulon 1.9
3. Shawn Hawkins, KKL 1.8
4. Jon Sanders, PY 1.7
4. Lee Hsueh-lin, Yulon 1.7
Blocks Per Game
1. Tseng Wen-ting, Yulon 3.7
2. Cheng Jen-wei, KKL 2.3
3. Byron Allen, Dacin 1.5
4. Wu Tai-hao, TB 1.3
5. Tien Lei, Dacin 1.3


Foyle made his impact immediately felt - by Chris Wang
Alexus Foyle, who replaced Antonio Grant in Taiwan Mobile, made his impact immediately felt by leading the team to a three-game winning streak, averaging 26.7 points and 10 rebounds in three games.

Foyle had 17 of his game-high 37 points in the 4th quarter Sunday to go with 17 rebounds, leading Taiwan Mobile to a 93-89 win over Pure Youth, who has lost three straight.

Yulon suffered the first 4-game losing streak last week. It still refused to hire an import, however.

Delvin Thomas exploded for 33 points and 14 rebounds in his last game with Taiwan Beer. Word is that Thomas planned to go back to the U.S. to be with his wife who's giving birth before he signed with TB.

The game also gave the SBL its first 2OT game this season. KKL's Chen Ching-huan made two threes in the last minute of the second overtime to secure the win.

The regular season schedule will be suspended for a two-week Lunar New Year break, Taiwan's biggest holiday of the year.

Feb. 5
TM 79-76 Yulon
TM: Liu Sheng-yao 21p, Ouyang Ching-heng 20p, A. Foyle 18p
Yulon: Yang Che-yi 25p, Lee hsueh-lin 16p+6rb, Tseng Wen-ting 15p+7rb+5a+4blk

KKL 95-85 BOT
KKL: Cheng Jen-wei 34p+12rb, S. Hawkins 29p+8rb, Chen Ching-huan 10p+7rb

Feb. 6
Yulon 78-73 PY
Yulon: Lu Cheng-ju 23p, Tseng Wen-ting 18p+8rb+4a+5s+6blk, Lee Hsueh-lin 16p
PY: J. Sanders 26p+22rb, Hung Chih-shan 13p, Chien Chia-hung 10p+6rb

Dacin 85-75 KKL
Dacin: Chang Chih-feng 21p, Su Yi-chieh 14p, Tien Lei 13p+6rb, Yueh Ying-li 12p
KKL: S. Hawkins 31p+15rb, Cheng Jen-wei 19p+9rb

TM 85-76 TB
TM: A. Foyle 25p+11rb, Wu Yung-jen 10p+10a, Liu Sheng-yao 18p
TB: Yang Ching-min 26p, Wu Tai-hao 18p, Delvin Thomas 10p+6rb

Feb. 7
Dacin 89-84 BOT
Dacin: B. Allen 25p+11rb, Chen Tze-wei 16p, Su Yi-chieh 17p+5a
BOT: Chen Shun-hsiang 22p, Chang Jung-hsuan 19p+6rb, J. Jones 16p+7rb

KKL 102-94 (2OT) TB
KKL: S. Hawkins 29p+16rb+7a, Cheng Jen-wei 27p+10rb, Chen Ching-huan 13p+6rb
TB: D. Thomas 33p+14rb, Wu Tai-hao 19p+9rb, Yang Yu-ming 15p, Shang Wei-fan 12p+10rb

TM 93-89 PY
TM: A. Foyle 37p+17rb+4a, Ouyang Ching-heng 16p, Liu Sheng-yao 12p
PY: Huang Chi-feng 20p, James Mao 13p+7rb, J. Sanders 16p, Hung Chih-shan 16p

Standing:
1. Dacin 9-2
2. KKL 8-3
3. Yulon 5-5
3. TB 5-5
5. TM 5-6
6. PY 4-7
7. BOT 1-9


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HOUSTON PTS takes down STEPHENVILLE BRIGAIDE sat 2/6 - by Chris Cardenas
HOUSTON,TX - The Houston PTS is still making it hard on teams to come in to Houston and win. They showed the Stephenville Brigaide on saturday night why they are the 2009 regular season champions. The P.T.S. team won 118-104 over the Brigaide in a hard fought shoot out. Demetrius Blair continues to shine for the Houston PTS with solid point gaurd performances. He didnt score alot, scoring 10 points, but had 12 assists, 6 steals, and 5 blocks. Pretty solid outing for the point guard who just recently rejoined the team after leaving Tx for a bit.
Arturo Zuniga , PTS owner, is happy with his teams wins so far but is still looking to improve as the season goes on.


STEPHENVILLE drops 2 GAMES in a row. Lose to the HOUSTON GLADIATORS - by Chris Cardenas

HOUSTON,TX - On Sunday Feb 7th the Stephenville Brigaide hoped to leave Houston with a much needed win , but instead left Houston with its 2nd straight loss. The new TPBL entry HOUSTON GLADIATORS won 119-115 over the Brigaide in over time at the Gladiators home gym. The Gladiators got their big scoring from MICHAEL SNEED 30 points, and also LARRY LYONS 27 points. Houston also got a big boost from the bench with HERK SINGLETON'S 16 points. So far the Gladiators and head coach SEAN CRAWLEY are proving that they can play with any team on any night in the TPBL and are hoping to make the post season in their first year in the league.
FOR MORE TPBL INFO CALL: 325-763-6630 OR EMAIL: cardenas_chris@yahoo.com


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Coaching change at Mersin - by Sinan Can
Ahmet Kandemir resigned from coaching position at Mersin Byksehir Belediyespor as struggling side of Beko Basketball League replaced him with Mete Babaoglu. Kandemir who carried Mersin BSB to the Play-Off's for the first time in club history last year decided to quit after bad performance just before Besiktas Cola Turka game which Mersin lost 91-73 last sunday. Despite having a good roster with experienced domestic players and talented foreigners, somehow Mersin could not find the balance and nailed down to the bottom group of the league with 4-14 lose-win ratio. Mete Babaoglu who has coached Tofas, Oyak Renault, Pinar Karsiyaka, Banvit, Mutlu Aku Selcuk Universitesi and Aliaga Petkim an his long career in the league will take over as Head Coach and try to put it together.

TB2L Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Albert FISHER
  Akcakoca P.
  (185-G-86)
  Avg: 23.7
 1. Fisher, Akcakoca P.23.7 
 2. Nelson, Akhisar Bld22.2 
 3. Haciyeva, Pertevniyal22.0 
 4. Abi, ITU21.8 
 5. Curtis, Beykoz21.3 
 6. Garrison, Pamuk.21.1 
 7. Kan, Yesilyurt19.9 
 8. Hairston, Duzce G.19.3 
 9. Eiukwu, Usak18.4 
 10. Karamahmut, Us.18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Thomas BROWN
  Yesilyurt
  (201-F-86)
  Avg: 12.8
 1. Brown, Yesilyurt12.8 
 2. Haciyeva, Pertevniyal12.3 
 3. Curtis, Beykoz11.7 
 4. Eiukwu, Usak11.5 
 5. Nelson, Akhisar Bld11.1 
 6. Egemonye, Optimum .10.8 
 7. Garrison, Pamuk.10.2 
 8. Gokay, Akcakoca P.10.0 
 9. Gray, Gelisim9.4 
 10. Meeking, Selcuk Un.9.1 
Assists Per Game
 Sezgin ERIS
  Istanbul B.B.
  (185-G-85)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Eris, Istanbul B.B.5.8 
 2. Kan, Yesilyurt5.7 
 3. Ogut, Genc Telekom5.0 
 4. Gacemer, Gelisim4.9 
 5. Senol, Final Genclik4.9 
 6. Tutuncu, Beykoz4.8 
 7. Kavaklioglu, Hacett.4.8 
 8. Fisher, Akcakoca P.4.7 
 9. Akyol, Olin Genclik4.4 
 10. Tunceri, Hacett.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Orhan HACIYEVA
  Darussafaka
  (--89)
  Avg: 3
 1. Haciyeva, Pertevniyal3.0 
 2. Yavuklu, Orman G.2.3 
 3. Celebioglu, Genc B.2.2 
 4. Gursu, Genc Banvit2.1 
 5. Erdogan, Duzce G.2.1 
 6. Nelson, Akhisar Bld2.0 
 7. Mutaf, FMV I.2.0 
 8. Abay, Pamukkale1.9 
 9. Ozseven, TED I.1.9 
 10. Kan, Yesilyu.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Callistus EIUKWU
  Usak
  (208-F/C-85)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Eiukwu, Usak3.4 
 2. Garrison, Pamuk.2.4 
 3. Fobbs, Trabzonspor2.2 
 4. Hairston, Duzce G.2.1 
 5. Taylor, Vestel1.9 
 6. Egemonye, Optimum .1.9 
 7. Mims, Istanbul.1.8 
 8. Turkyilmaz, Genc B.1.6 
 9. Courtney, Final G.1.6 
 10. Balto, Genc.1.4 


Fenerbahce Ulker is knockout by Banvit - by Cagla Midik
Bandirma's spectacular team Banvit beat Fenerbahce Ulker 79-67. Charles Edward Davis (26 points) Keith Simmons (16 points ) and Baris Ozcan (12 points) played great for home team Banvit. Away team Fenerbahce Ulker could not play as their own game.Veteran forward Mirsad Turkcan (11 points) Lynn Greer (13 points) and new transfer Leno Ukic (7 points) played impressive for away team but Fenerbahce could not handle the match. Half time score was 41 - 38 lead by Banvit.

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Stats Leaders - Men
Points Per Game
 Khalid EL-AMIN
  Budivelnyk
  (178-G-79)
  Avg: 23.3
 1. El-Amin, Budivelnyk23.3 
 2. Karim, DniproAzot20.4 
 3. Thomas, Fe.20.1 
 4. Mitchell, Khimik18.7 
 5. McClintock, Mykolaiv18.7 
 6. Sparks, Hoverla18.4 
 7. Andriukaitis, Dnipro17.7 
 8. DeGroat, BC Odessa17.5 
 9. McIntosh, Halyc.17.3 
 10. Williams, Halychy.17.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Charles THOMAS
  Ferro-ZNTU
  (203-F-86)
  Avg: 11.9
 1. Thomas, Fe.11.9 
 2. Fraser, Hoverla11.8 
 3. Rizvic, Azovmash8.1 
 4. Finn, Halychyna8.0 
 5. Hunter, Fe.7.6 
 6. Wilson, Gryfony7.3 
 7. Morton, DniproAzot7.3 
 8. McClintock, Mykolaiv7.2 
 9. Dubnyuk, Pulsar6.9 
 10. Kravtsov, BC Ky.6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Jason CROWE
  Dnipro
  (193-G-76)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Crowe, Dnipro6.5 
 2. Blassingame, BC Od.6.3 
 3. Karim, DniproAzot5.7 
 4. Mitchell, Khimik5.6 
 5. El-Amin, Budivelnyk5.3 
 6. Lukashov, BC Kyiv4.8 
 7. Sparks, Hoverla4.7 
 8. Hill, BC Odessa4.1 
 9. Jeromanovs, Mykol.4.1 
 10. Antonijevic, Kryv.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Fred HOUSE
  Azovmash
  (195-F-78)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. House, Azovmash2.9 
 2. Sparks, Hoverla2.3 
 3. Serapinas, Azovm.2.2 
 4. Canak, Gryfony2.2 
 5. Crowe, Dnipro2.1 
 6. Jeromanovs, Mykol.2.0 
 7. Perry, BC Donetsk1.9 
 8. Mitchell, Khimik1.8 
 9. Tiggs, Fe.1.8 
 10. El-Amin, Budiveln.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Viacheslav KRAVTSOV
  BC Kyiv
  (212-C-87)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Kravtsov, BC Kyiv2.8 
 2. Rizvic, Azovmash2.6 
 3. Morton, DniproAzot1.7 
 4. Balashov, BC Odessa1.7 
 5. McClintock, Mykolaiv1.5 
 6. Owens, BC Donetsk1.3 
 7. Agafonov, Khimik1.3 
 8. Matyukevych, Mykol.1.2 
 9. Sokur, DniproAzot1.1 
 10. Chemyakin,.1.0 


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Stats Leaders - BBL
Points Per Game
 Mike COOK
  Sheffield S.
  (193-G/F-84)
  Avg: 26.6
 1. Cook, Sheffield S.26.6 
 2. Bratton, Worthing.26.5 
 3. Harrison, MK Lions24.0 
 4. Wierzbicki, Leices.21.0 
 5. Patton, Sheffiel.21.0 
 6. Yanders, Scottish.19.7 
 7. Makalainen, Worthing.19.2 
 8. Martin, Guildford H.19.2 
 9. Middleton, Worceste.19.0 
 10. Valencia, Plymouth.19.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Tafari TONEY
  Sheffield S.
  (203-F/C-86)
  Avg: 11.1
 1. Toney, Sheffield S.11.1 
 2. Rowe, Plymouth R.10.3 
 3. Johnson, Leiceste.10.1 
 4. Rodrigo, Essex P.9.9 
 5. Richard, Worthing.8.3 
 6. Bratton, Worthing.7.9 
 7. Copeland, Scottish.7.5 
 8. Valencia, Plymouth R.7.5 
 9. Gariba, London C.7.3 
 10. Babalola, Eve.7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Anthony MARTIN
  Plymouth R.
  (186-G-80)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Martin, Plymouth.6.9 
 2. Sapp, Scottish R.6.8 
 3. Yanders, Scottish.5.1 
 4. Patton, Sheffiel.4.7 
 5. Middleton, Worceste.4.5 
 6. Drakeford, Guildfor.4.4 
 7. Bell, Everton T.4.3 
 8. Bell, Everton T.4.3 
 9. Cook, Sheffield S.4.2 
 10. Westbrooks, Leic.3.9 
Steals Per Game
 EJ HARRISON
  MK Lions
  (186-G-76)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Harrison, MK Lions2.5 
 2. Bratton, Worthing.2.3 
 3. Babalola, Evert.2.3 
 4. Babalola, Evert.2.3 
 5. Peterson, Cheshire.2.3 
 6. Sapp, Scottish R.2.1 
 7. O''Reilly, Cheshire.2.1 
 8. Lasker, Plymouth.2.1 
 9. Gariba, London C.2.0 
 10. Young, Cheshire.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Kadiri RICHARD
  Worthing T.
  (203-F-80)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Richard, Worthing.2.8 
 2. Young, Cheshire J.1.8 
 3. Johnson, Leiceste.1.8 
 4. Toney, Sheffield S.1.8 
 5. Holmes, MK Lions1.3 
 6. Hilleary, Plymouth R.1.0 
 7. Morris, MK Lions1.0 
 8. Copeland, Scottish.1.0 
 9. Flournoy, Newcastl.1.0 
 10. Disy, Worcester.1.0 


Wolves Pick up Two Wins - by Andy Webb
Wolves Pick up Two Wins

Worcester Wolves sent a statement out to the rest of league about their Playoff ambitions, as they overcame Everton Tigers yesterday, 67-76 at the Echo Arena, and Airwaves Plymouth Raiders 84-80, on their home court on Saturday night. In the win over Raiders, the University of Worcester side made an astounding thirteen three pointers, in their first victory over the South Coast outfit, who have now lost five games on the bounce. In the Everton game, a 9-0 burst at the very start, was all Paul James side needed to gain control of the game, as the Tigers struggled to put the ball in the basket, which led to them being 12-18 down after the first ten minutes. The second quarter was a similar story, as the Wolves led by nine points for most of the way, thanks to the play of American floor general Rod Middleton and the period ended 28-31 to Worcester. Despite Everton pulling it back to within two at 33-35, a 10-0 burst for Worcester, including threes from Middleton and Daniel Gilbert put them into a comfortable position again. The third quarter subsequently ended with the Wolves being 48-55 up, and they then closed out the game from the free throw line after a valiant effort from Everton in the final period, to win 67-76. However, James said that his side made hard work of the result: We made it hard for ourselves. He said: Im trying to develop a killer instinct into my players so we can turn winning positions into actual wins. Tonight we had a 16 point lead with less than seven minutes left, but our indiscipline let them into the game and we had to hang on to get the win.

As the Wolves experienced two wins, PAWS London Capital had the opposite, as they lost 112-66 to Newcastle Eagles on Friday evening, and 85-52 to Guildford Heat two nights later. The Raiders also had a similar fate, as the loss against Wolves was followed by a tight 75-79 defeat against Essex, who were also beaten 83-95 by Everton on Saturday evening. Conversely, Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders went 1-1, as a 100-86 defeat to Sheffield Sharks was followed by a 100-85 win over Marshall MK Lions. To their credit though, the Lions bounced back with a dramatic 70-71 win over Cheshire Jets, as Milton Keynes tough defence prevented Cheshire big man Colin OReilly getting off a quality shot attempt with 4.3 seconds left in the game.
Rounding off the weekends results is a game Worthing Thunder will want to forget, as they were convincingly beaten 106-68 by Glasgow Rocks, north of the border.



SAINTS MASSACRED BY KINGS - by Sandy Sutherland
A week ahead of St Valentine's Day, Edinburgh Kings massacred St
Mirren 80-53 on the under-threat basketball court at Portobello
High School to move another step closer to retaining their
Scottish League title.
Kings owed their success, which puts them three wins clear of
Saints and two clear of Falkirk Fury, to their stout defence and,
though the opening exchanges were tight - they took the first
quarter 22-17 and the second 17-13 for a 39-30 half-time lead -
they never needed to call on injured Scottish international centre
Simon Flockhart, though the big man suited up.
'We played well, especially in defence,' said point guard Garreth
Lodge, who was up against his Stirling University teammates Neil
Fraser and Kris Cleary.
'A big factor was the way we shut down danger man Nic Collins, who
only scored eight points, and Mike Kirkpatrick hit two big threes
at the start of the second quarter which gave us breathing space,'
added coach Danny Costello.
The third quarter, which Kings took 21-11, proved decisive and
they moved into a 60-41 lead which this focussed group were never
going to let slip.
Latvian forward Edgars Rekis had another fine all-round game,
marking Collins and top-scoring with 16 points, Mike Kirkpatrick
and Paddy Campbell adding 13 each, Laurie Costello 12 and Liam
McCabe 10 while Lodge added eight and Craig Reilly six.
Kings' next game is away to near neighbours East Lothian
Peregrines who again proved they are capable of upsetting any team
in the league if only they can get the job done in the final
quarter.
Peregrines were tied 59-59 with Falkirk Fury at the end of the
third at Musselburgh but went down 85-70.
Scottish international and former Italian League centre Roni
Gordon hit 27 points for the visitors while another centre Swede
Rob Jansson replied with a season-high 24 for East Lothian.



SCOTS TO FACE DANES IN MALTA EURO C CHAMPS - by Sandy Sutherland
TOUGH EURO C DRAW FOR SCOTS MEN IN MALTA
by Sandy Sutherland

Scotland will face the probable tournament favourites Denmark in
their opening match of the 2010 European Basketball C Championship
in Malta on July 5.
The Danish men, who were in division A only three years ago, have
never played in this tournament before and are a surprise entry,
will be formidable opponents for a Scottish team who have never
been higher than third.
In addition coach Tom Campbell will almost certainly have to do
without Scotland's two top players Robert Archibald and Kieran
Achara, who are likely to be on Great Britain duty in Europe in August.
Scotland, who took the bronze medals in the last Euro C in
Edinburgh in 2008, will go on to play San Marino on July 6 and
Malta on July 7.
In the other group Wales open against Gibraltar and go on to play
Moldova, silver medallists last time, and Andorra.
The cross-overs are on July 9 and the finals and play-offs on
Saturday July 10.


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Trotamundos won pre season game - by Yelitza La Torre
Trotamundos went to Miranda park in Miranda State to win its first pre season game versus Panteras de Miranda. The blue express led the game from the beginning to the end; this game was good enough for Trotamundos' head coach, Flor Melendez, to study his whole squad. The final score was Trotamundos 80 Panteras 68. The blue express has its best player onPedro Brito (204-F/C-82, college: San Jacinto CC) with 19 points and Kenny Taylor with 15. Despite the Loss, Flores led Panteras with 17 points followed by Elliot with 15.

Source: http://www.balonalaire.com/ver_nota.php?recordID=358





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Women News

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WNBL Round: 17 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Bendigo S. - Perth L. 94-67
Easy win for the Spirit, who jumped to 12-8 record in WNBL. Kristi Harrower (166-G-75) was totally unstoppable in this game draining magnificent 40 points. She also had 5 rebounds and 6 assists beside that. Jasmine Finnigan (184-F-77) followed with 26 pts and 5 rebounds. In Perth Lynx (2-18), Rebecca Mercer delivered 17 pts.

Adelaide - Canberra C. 72-99
16th win for the Camps, whose leading player was Jessica Bibby (169-G-79) with 19 points. Natalie Hurst (163-G-83) had 18 pts and 6 boards, while Lauren Jackson (196-F/C-81) added 16 pts and 9 rebounds for 25 minutes on the court. Jessica Foley shined in loss with 24 points and 13 rebs. Her Adelaide dropped to 12-9.

Canberra C. - Perth L. 90-59
Lauren Jackson was the leading player in this victory with 27 points and 6 rebounds. Abby Bishop (189-C-88) had 12 pts and 6 rebs. On the other side, Melissa Marsh (175-G-85) delivered 17 points.

Dandenong R. - Bulleen B. 50-92
The Boomers jumped to impressive 20-1 and of course stay on top of the WNBL standings. Elizabeth Cambage (203-C-91) once again shined in her team nailing 36 points and grabbing 9 rebounds. Nicole Hunt (167-G-88) and Megan Moody netted 12 pts each for the Rangers (6-15).

Logan T. - AIS 68-55
7-14 for the Logan Thunder and poor 0-21 for AIS after this game. Cassie Smith (180-F-89) and Natalie Purcell (183-G/F-82, college: SE Missouri St.) were the leading players in victory with 18 and 16 points respectively. Purcell pulled down 7 rebounds beside that. In AIS, Tayla Roberts collected 16 points and 10 boards.

Townsville F. - Sydney UF 73-77
Suzy Batkovic-Brown (193-C-80) stepped up for the Flames with 28 points and 6 rebounds, all of that in just 25 minutes on the court. Rohanee Cox (182-F-80) great on the other side as well with 26 points and 7 rebounds. Uni Flames 16-5, Fire 13-8.


Stats Leaders - WNBL
Points Per Game
 Kristi HARROWER
  Bendigo S.
  (166-G-75)
  Avg: 24.7
 1. Harrower, Bendi.24.7 
 2. Jackson, Canberra.24.6 
 3. Batkovic-B., Sydney U.24.6 
 4. Cox, Townsville F.20.9 
 5. Cambage, Bulle.20.8 
 6. Smith, Sydney UF16.4 
 7. Lewis, Townsville F.16.3 
 8. Marino, Adelaide16.0 
 9. Francis, Adelaide15.3 
 10. Bibby, Canberra.14.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Elizabeth CAMBAGE
  Bulleen B.
  (203-C-91)
  Avg: 9.6
 1. Cambage, Bulle.9.6 
 2. Smith, Townsville F.9.4 
 3. Jackson, Canberra.9.3 
 4. Francis, Adelaide9.1 
 5. Kerr, Townsville F.9.1 
 6. Batkovic-B., Sydney U.8.8 
 7. Bishop, Canberra C.7.8 
 8. Tolo, Canberra C.7.6 
 9. Afeaki, Sydney UF7.1 
 10. Woosnam, Adelai.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Kristi HARROWER
  Bendigo S.
  (166-G-75)
  Avg: 4.9
 1. Harrower, Bendi.4.9 
 2. Veal, Logan T.4.9 
 3. O''Hea, Bulleen B.4.8 
 4. Milner, Bulleen B.4.7 
 5. Marino, Adelaide4.4 
 6. Butler, Sydney UF4.2 
 7. Smith, Sydney UF3.9 
 8. Flanagan, Townsvil.3.8 
 9. Mahony, Dandenon.3.8 
 10. Hurst, Canberra.3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Kristen VEAL
  Logan T.
  (176-G-81)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Veal, Logan T.2.3 
 2. Bishop, Canberra C.2.0 
 3. Taylor, AIS1.9 
 4. Batkovic-B., Sydney U.1.9 
 5. Flanagan, Townsvil.1.7 
 6. Malpass, Perth L.1.7 
 7. Jackson, Canberra.1.6 
 8. Purcell, Logan T.1.5 
 9. Milner, Bulleen B.1.4 
 10. Kerr, Townsville.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Amy LEWIS
  Townsville F.
  (175-G-86)
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Lewis, Townsville F.1.1 
 2. Smith, Townsville F.1.1 
 3. Kerr, Townsville F.1.0 
 4. Bishop, Canberra C.1.0 
 5. Roberts, AIS1.0 
 6. Tolo, Canberra C.1.0 
 7. Smith, Sydney UF1.0 
 8. Graham, Logan T.0.9 
 9. Starks, Perth L.0.9 
 10. Harrower, Ben.0.9 


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Standings - AWBL
AWBL Standings
 1. Fl.Foxes 16-1 
 2. Union Kuenring 11-5 
 3. WBC Raiffeisen 10-6 
 4. Jocher's D. 10-7 
 5. Graz 2-15 
 6. Vienna 87 1-16 


BK Duchess post fourth straight win - by Eurobasket News
BK Duchess needed an overtime to score a narrow 67:66 win over Wels. The victory marked the fourth success in a row for BK Duchess. Sophia Plank (178-G/F-83) fired 27 points to pace the charge. Kata Takacs (183-F-91) added 10 points in the winning effort. BK Duchess gained the lead early in the game. They built an 8-point advantage at the first break. But Wels recovered and denied the deficit in the remaining three quarters. The teams had to go for extra five minutes before BK Duchess clinched a narrow victory. Eva Breuer (168-G-83, agency: Warren Sports International) knocked down 18 points for Wels. Natalia Gavrilova (195-C-78) had 15 points in the loss.
Union Kuenring bruised Vienna 87 on the road. Anda Farcas (187-C-86) fired 32 points to lead the Flames to a 76:65 win. The visitors led by just two points ten minutes into the game. However the Flames stepped on the gas in the next periods and rallied to the victory at the end. Julia Pocksteiner (173-G-93) netted 13 points in the victory. Lisa Zderadicka (166-G-94) answered with 22 points for Vienna 87.
Flying Foxes eased past Graz 106:37 for the 16th win in the season. Romana Vynuchalova (193-F/C-86, college: Penn St.) delivered 27 points to pace the reigning champions. Petra Steger (176-G/F-87) accounted for 17 points in the winning effort. Nora Kampitsch (181-C-88) was responsible for 14 points in defeat.



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Kozun leads Olimpia over BRGU - by Eurobasket News
The latest games of the league brought double wins for Minsk 2006, Victoria and Olimpia.
Minsk 2006 won over RGUOR 85:50 and 79:57. The league-leaders of the Regular season improved to 20-2 record on top.
BRGU lost to Olimpia on February 6th 56:80. The guests trailed 19-21 after the opening quarter and bounced back with 22-12 in the second period. Olimpia produced 24-15 in the third quarter and finished with 15-10 in the last stanza. Natallia Kozun (189-F-88) exploded with 34 points and Maryia Filonchyk (189-C-92) followed her with 12. Sviatlana Valko (173-G-89) posted 9 and Tatsiana Dashkevich (175-G-89) nailed 8. Marina Yatsyna (173-G-87) responded with 19 points and 7 rebounds, while Natalya Fedotova (184-G-84) scored 14. Julia Avdeythuk (185-F-88) and Natalia Rusak (180-84) delivered 8 points apiece. In Game 2 Olimpia took 100:73 victory to win all the quarters in the game. They started with 24-14 and added 25-18 in the second period. The third quarter was the most offensive as both squads poured in 59 points, while Olimpia won it 31-28. Maryia Filonchyk top-scored for the winners with 22 points and Natallia Kozun netted 21. Julia Avdeythuk replied with 20 points in the losing case.
Berezina first won over Sozh Gomel 76:58, but then lost 65:73. Victoria won both games over Temp-Mogilev.



Standings - Women
Premier League Standings
 1. Minsk-2006 20-2 
 2. Olimpia 16-4 
 3. Berezina 16-6 
 4. Sozh Gomel 14-8 
 5. BrGU 9-13 
 6. Victoria 8-14 
 7. Temp-Mogilev. 3-17 
 8. RGUOR 0-22 


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Standings - Women
D1 Standings
 1. Zeljeznicar 14-0 
 2. Sloboda 12-3 
 3. Celik 12-3 
 4. Jedinstvo 11-3 
 5. Banovici 8-6 
 6. Borac ML-IEFK 8-7 
 7. Brotnjo 94 6-9 
 8. Tomislav 4-10 
 9. Trebinje 2-13 
 10. Igman 2-13 
 11. Brcko 1-13 


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AEL wins the Regular Season - by Eurobasket News
AEL wins the Regular Season of the country with 9-1 record. In Round 9 Etha became the only team to upset the League-Leaders 62:37. Last night AEL bounced back with 60:50 victory over Anagennises to finish the Regular Season. AEK Larnaca is second in the league with 6-4 record due to 59:45 win over Keravnos. AEK and AEL will wait for their teams in the Semifinals, while Achilleas will meet Anagennises and Keravnos will face Etha in the Qualification Round. Anagennises finished the season with 1-9 record on the bottom.

AEL wins the Regular Season - by Eurobasket News
AEL wins the Regular Season of the country with 9-1 record. In Round 9 Etha became the only team to upset the League-Leaders 62:37. Last night AEL bounced back with 60:50 victory over Anagennises to finish the Regular Season. AEK Larnaca is second in the league with 6-4 record due to 59:45 win over Keravnos. AEK and AEL will wait for their teams in the Semifinals, while Achilleas will meet Anagennises and Keravnos will face Etha in the Qualification Round. Anagennises finished the season with 1-9 record on the bottom.

Standings - women
A1 Standings
 1. AEL 9-1 
 2. AEK Larnaca 6-4 
 3. Achilleas 5-5 
 4. Keravnos 5-5 
 5. Etha 4-6 
 6. Anagennises 1-9 


AEL moves to QFinals after an aggregate 13-point margin win - by Eurobasket News
EuroCup 1/8 Finals: Lattes Montpellier - AEL 58-51

AEL did a great job in Game 1 and Lattes Montpellier was not able to do the same. The hosts celebrated 58-51 win in Game 2, but still they have 13 points deficit in these two meetings.
AEL opened the second game better going on the 0-7 run. By the end of the first period hosts managed to cut the deficit to 14-19. In the second frame, the tempo slowed down as both teams struggle offensively. After a low scoring period in which AEL was limited to only 6 points, the HT score was tied at 25 each. In third quarter, the tempo picked up somewhat but it was still AEL who controlled flow of the game. Even though Montpellier players were able to win the third 14-11, they still trailed on aggregate. In the final 10 minutes, hosts tried their best in order to further cut the deficit but AEL players were able to fend off any comeback attempt. So despite losing this contest 58-51 they still had the reason to celebrate the passage to the QFinals.
Chamique Holdsclaw (188-F-77, agency: Merit Sports, college: Tennessee) stepped up for the Cypriot powerhouse with 18 points and 10 rebounds. She was followed by Biljana Pesovic (180-G-83) who chipped in 11 points. On the other side, Pauline Krawczyk (180-F-85) had 21 points and 7 boards for Montpellier. Constance Jinks (170-G-81, college: UNLV) came off the bench to add 15 for the hosts.
AEL will face Nadezhda in QFinals and they will hosts Game 1 on February 18th.

Lattes Montpellier: Pauline Krawczyk 21+7 boards, Constance Jinks 15
AEL: Chamique Holdsclaw 18+10 boards, Biljana Pesovic 11


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Stats Leaders - Women
Points Per Game
 Petra REISINGEROVA
  Strakonice
  (196-C-73)
  Avg: 19.8
 1. Reisingerova, Strako.19.8 
 2. Vlkova, Valosun .18.6 
 3. Viteckova, Frisco S.16.9 
 4. Zrustova, Valosun .16.4 
 5. Misurova, Trutnov15.8 
 6. Sipova, Slovanka.15.4 
 7. Vetrovcova, Karlov.15.3 
 8. Snajdrova-Z., Trutn.15.2 
 9. Grima, Frisco Sika15.1 
 10. Brantlova, Karlov.14.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Petra REISINGEROVA
  Strakonice
  (196-C-73)
  Avg: 11
 1. Reisingerova, Strako.11.0 
 2. Horakova, Hradec K.9.4 
 3. Hartigova, Trutnov8.9 
 4. Kulichova, Frisco S.8.9 
 5. Vetrovcova, Karlov.8.0 
 6. Sipova, Slovanka.7.8 
 7. Stepanova, VS Praha7.6 
 8. Zrustova, Valosun .7.3 
 9. Tamane, USK Praha6.9 
 10. Novakova, Hradec.6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Hana NEZDARILOVA-STANKOVA
  Slovanka MB
  (170-G-84)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Nezdarilova-S., Slovan.4.5 
 2. Horakova, Frisco S.4.3 
 3. Bednarova, USK P.3.6 
 4. Whalen, USK Praha3.2 
 5. Skerovic, Frisco Sika2.7 
 6. Borecka, Karlovy .2.6 
 7. Misurova, Trutnov2.4 
 8. Maltsi, USK Praha2.4 
 9. Johnova, Strakonice2.4 
 10. Giacintova, Valo.2.3 
Steals Per Game
 Hana NEZDARILOVA-STANKOVA
  Slovanka MB
  (170-G-84)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Nezdarilova-S., Slovan.3.7 
 2. Horakova, Frisco S.3.7 
 3. Snajdrova-Z., Trutn.2.9 
 4. DeHaven, Karlovy .2.7 
 5. Wallace, BA Sparta2.7 
 6. Borecka, Karlovy .2.5 
 7. Vetrovcova, Karlov.2.5 
 8. Sipova, Slovanka.2.4 
 9. Elhotova, USK Praha2.3 
 10. Le Drean, USK.2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Petra KULICHOVA
  Frisco Sika
  (198-C-84)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Kulichova, Frisco S.1.9 
 2. Tamane, USK Praha1.8 
 3. Reisingerova, Strako.1.1 
 4. Novakova, Hradec K.1.1 
 5. Vetrovcova, Karlov.1.0 
 6. Kraayveld, USK P.1.0 
 7. Hartigova, Trutnov0.9 
 8. Horakova, Hradec K.0.9 
 9. Kohoutova, Hradec K.0.8 
 10. Kublina, USK Pra.0.7 


Standings - ZBL (W)
ZBL Standings
Group A
 1. Frisco Sika 20-1 
 2. USK Praha 19-2 
 3. Trutnov 12-9 
 4. Slovanka MB 9-12 
Group B
 1. Karlovy Vary 13-10 
 2. Strakonice 10-13 
 3. Valosun Brno 10-13 
 4. Hradec Kralove 10-13 
 5. VS Praha 7-16 
 6. BA Sparta 1-22 


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  FRANCE - Women  


AEL moves to QFinals after an aggregate 13-point margin win - by Eurobasket News
EuroCup 1/8 Finals: Lattes Montpellier - AEL 58-51

AEL did a great job in Game 1 and Lattes Montpellier was not able to do the same. The hosts celebrated 58-51 win in Game 2, but still they have 13 points deficit in these two meetings.
AEL opened the second game better going on the 0-7 run. By the end of the first period hosts managed to cut the deficit to 14-19. In the second frame, the tempo slowed down as both teams struggle offensively. After a low scoring period in which AEL was limited to only 6 points, the HT score was tied at 25 each. In third quarter, the tempo picked up somewhat but it was still AEL who controlled flow of the game. Even though Montpellier players were able to win the third 14-11, they still trailed on aggregate. In the final 10 minutes, hosts tried their best in order to further cut the deficit but AEL players were able to fend off any comeback attempt. So despite losing this contest 58-51 they still had the reason to celebrate the passage to the QFinals.
Chamique Holdsclaw (188-F-77, agency: Merit Sports, college: Tennessee) stepped up for the Cypriot powerhouse with 18 points and 10 rebounds. She was followed by Biljana Pesovic (180-G-83) who chipped in 11 points. On the other side, Pauline Krawczyk (180-F-85) had 21 points and 7 boards for Montpellier. Constance Jinks (170-G-81, college: UNLV) came off the bench to add 15 for the hosts.
AEL will face Nadezhda in QFinals and they will hosts Game 1 on February 18th.

Lattes Montpellier: Pauline Krawczyk 21+7 boards, Constance Jinks 15
AEL: Chamique Holdsclaw 18+10 boards, Biljana Pesovic 11


Mondeville makes up for the Game 1 deficit in order to progress - by Eurobasket News
EuroCup 1/8 Finals: Mondeville - Botas 86-70

Mondeville advanced to EuroCup Quarterfinals with 153-146 in two games against Botas. In the second, the hosts were able to erase the deficit and turn the game to their favor after dominating most of the contest. After a close opening, the game was tied at 12 with 4 minutes left in the first period. Then Mondeville went on the 9-2 run to close the first half gaining 21-14 lead. More of the same continued in the second quarter, when hosts were able to further extend their lead. After another 10- 4 run they already had more comfortable lead which at the halftime was 47-26. Than after the halftime break, visiting team started playing little better. Thanks to tightening of their defense they were able to create transition opportunities. They won the third period by 18-24 but they were still trailing 65-50. In the final period Mondeville took the game over again and was able to routinely keep their aggregate advantage. They won the final period by 1 point which was enough for overall win of 86-70 and passage into the next round.
Temeka Johnson (160-G-82, agency: Ronsport, college: LSU) was a key player for the French squad tonight collecting 22 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Lenae Williams (186-F-79, college: De Paul) secured a great help adding 17 points. Courtney Paris (193-C-87, college: Oklahoma) had 18 points and 12 rebounds for Botas. She was closely followed by Sharnee Zoll (170-G-86, college: Virginia) who added 17 points.
In the QFinals, Mondeville will visit Saarlouis on February 18th for Game 1. 2nd Leg of the mathcup is scheduled for February 25th.

Mondeville: Temeka Johnson 22+6 boards+5 assists, Lenae Williams 17
Botas: Courtney Paris 18 + 12 boards, Sharnee Zoll 17


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  GERMANY - Women  


Stats Leaders - Women
Points Per Game
 Carmen GUZMAN
  Halle
  (175-G-85)
  Avg: 21.8
 1. Guzman, Leipzig21.8 
 2. Pierce, Rhein MB21.6 
 3. Hayes, Wasserburg18.0 
 4. Danckert, Donau.17.3 
 5. Paunovic, Freiburg16.9 
 6. Bender, Halle16.4 
 7. Bar, Saarlouis15.6 
 8. Manakova, Saarl.15.1 
 9. Zaidi, Wolfenbuettel15.0 
 10. Austmann, Obe.14.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Sabrina SCOTT
  Wolfenbuettel
  (190-C-81)
  Avg: 12.7
 1. Scott, Wolfenbu.12.7 
 2. Mircheva, Donau.10.6 
 3. Tracey, Freiburg9.0 
 4. Thompson, Rhein MB8.6 
 5. Wilson, Donau-Ries8.6 
 6. Triggs, Marburg8.5 
 7. Danckert, Donau.8.1 
 8. Bar, Saarlouis7.7 
 9. Smith, Saarlouis7.4 
 10. Greunke, Rhein7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Amanda REGO
  Halle
  (170-G-86)
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Rego, Halle5.4 
 2. Bar, Saarlouis3.9 
 3. Greunke, Rhein MB2.9 
 4. Davidson, Marburg2.9 
 5. O''Rourke, Herner2.8 
 6. Austmann, Oberh.2.6 
 7. Mersch, Oberhausen2.6 
 8. Pop, Wasserburg2.5 
 9. Paunovic, Freiburg2.4 
 10. Flasarova, Leipz.2.3 
Steals Per Game
 Amanda REGO
  Halle
  (170-G-86)
  Avg: 3.9
 1. Rego, Halle3.9 
 2. Guzman, Leipzig3.6 
 3. Bar, Saarlouis3.5 
 4. Austmann, Oberh.3.1 
 5. Tracey, Freiburg2.6 
 6. Tatham, Wasserburg2.3 
 7. Bejtic, Halle2.3 
 8. Hayes, Freiburg2.3 
 9. Richter, Wasse.2.2 
 10. Penno, Freibu.2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Romy BAR
  Saarlouis
  (188-F-87)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Bar, Saarlouis1.4 
 2. Tracey, Freiburg1.3 
 3. Danckert, Donau.1.3 
 4. Triggs, Marburg1.0 
 5. Homolova, Leipzig1.0 
 6. Mohr, Opladen1.0 
 7. Gohrke, Marburg0.9 
 8. Diaz, Leipzig0.9 
 9. Smith, Saarlouis0.9 
 10. Thompson, Rhein0.8 


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  GREECE - Women  


Athinaikos sweeps Dynamo NPU on their way to Quarterfinals - by Eurobasket News
EuroCup 1/8 Finals: Athinaikos - Dynamo-NPU 81-66

138-122 for Athinaikos in total after two games. Athinaikos opened the second meeting with 7-0 run which they further extended to 14-4 lead. They kept comfortable lead and after the first quarter they were up 24-15. Second period was spent in an evenly contested matchup. Both teams missed some open shots and as result the quarter was low scoring. Still at the halftime break it was Athnaikos who held decent 35-26. Not much changed in third period either as teams continued to trade baskets. Still, tempo of the game picked up so the score in this period was 23-21. In the final 10 minutes, it was already evident who the winner on the night will be as Athinaikos players were able to routinely close the game out. After the final buzzer the scoreboard showed 81-66 final score.
The Greek outfit once again got the most from Candice Wiggins (180-G-87, college: Stanford), who scored 25 points. Ruth Riley (196-C-79, college: Notre Dame) had 12 and Dimitra Kalentzou (174-G-78) added one point less. In Dynamo-NPU, Taisiia Bovykina (190-C-89, agency: LBM Management) had 19 points and 7 boards. She received support from Natalia Silyanova (173-G-71) and Marinela Agalareva (178-F/G-77, agency: Global Sports Plaza) who added 13 points each. For the Finals contest Athinaikos was drawn with Dynamo Moscow. They will travel to Moscow on February 18th for Game 1 while the return leg will be played in Athens on February 25th.

Athinaikos: Candice Wiggins 25, Ruth Riley 12, Dimitra Kalentzou 11
Dynamo-NPU: Taisiia Bovykina 19+7 boards, Natalia Silyanova 13, Marinela Agalareva 13


A1: Round 16 review - by Eurobasket News
No.1 Athinaikos remains undefeated after 44-72 away win over Olympiada Larissa. Visiting team was led by Gintare Petronyte (196-C-89) who scored 17 points, while Vasiliki Volonaki (179-F-80) added 11. For hosts, Maria Kyrutsaka had 14 points in loss.
In a derby match of Round 16, Panathanikos was better than Olyimpiacos 60-52. Hosts got 14 points from Giuliana Mendiola (182-G-81, college: Washington) while Lindsey Wilson (176-G-81, college: Iowa St.) contributed with 10. On the other side, not even 18 points by Lydia Milkova could prevent Olypiacos from losing this one.
Apollon Ptolemaidas hosted Panionios and came away with 80-70 win. Hosts were led by Squoia Holmes who scored 22 points as well as Jela Vidacic (190-C-85) and Kemi Nkele who chipped in 19 points apiece. For visitors, Megg Tierny and Kimberly Buttler stood above the rest with 21 and 18 points respectively.
Ano Linosia also recorded an away win as they were better than FEA Neas 47-64. Laura Kurz (185-F-86, college: Villanova) led the way for winning side with 18 points while Shamela Hampton (191-C-87, college: UNLV) added 13. On the other side, Kathrin Geralds was the only player to reach double digits with 24 points.
Apollon K played a close game with P. Faliro and managed to secure 66-62 home win. Kathrine Suderman and Dimitra Telidou (170-G-80) led the way for the hosts with 18 and 17 points respectively. For P. Faliro, Trisar Skibbe had a monster game with 33 points but she was the only player in double digits.
Brooke Queenan (188-F-84, agency: LBM Management, college: Boston Coll.) scored 19 points and Ana Dabovic (183-G/F-89) added 15 as they led Aris to 67-63 win over Esperides. For visitors, Mirna Mazic (188-F-85, college: Richmond) and Sheryl Swoopes had good outings with 23 and 15 points respectively.

A1 Standings
1. Athinaikos 16-0
2. Esperides 11-5
3. Panathinaikos 11-5
4. DAS Ano Liosa 10-6
5. Aris Thessal. 9-6
6. Apollon Ptol. 9-7
7. P.Faliro 8-8
8. Panionios 7-8
9. FEA Neas 7-9
10. Apollon Kal. 7-9
11. Olympiakos V. 4-11
12. Olympiada L. 2-14
13. Hania 0-13


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  IRELAND - Women  


Standings - Women
Superleague Standings
 1. Montenotte 7-0 
 2. Mercy 6-1 
 3. UL Aughinish 6-2 
 4. Killester 6-4 
 5. Meteors 4-5 
 6. Sligo 0-4 
 7. Wildcats 0-6 
 8. Tolka Rovers 0-7 


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  JAPAN - Women  


The End of the Regular Season - by Eurobasket News
Toyota Antelopes became the winner of the Regular Season to finish it with 24-4 record on top. In the last two games the team won and lost to JOMO Sunflowers that finished the Regular Season on the second place with 22-6 record. Fujitsu Red Wave won both games over the weekend to finish third with 19-9 record. Japan Airlines JAL Rabbits are the fourth team of the league with 13-15 record. These four teams advanced to the Semifinals that will start on February 13th.
Yumi Iwamura (168-G-81) became the top-scorer of the league as she averaged 19.11 points per game. Hiromi Suwa (183-85) from JOMO is second with 17.79 points per game and Naomi Yashiro (182-C/F-77) is third with 17.00 from Airlines.


Standings - JBL Women
WJBL Standings
 1. Antelopes 24-4 
 2. Sunflowers 22-6 
 3. Red Wave 19-9 
 4. Rabbits 13-15 
 5. V-Magic 12-16 
 6. Iris 12-16 
 7. Wings 7-21 
 8. Koalas 3-25 


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  LITHUANIA - Women  


Standings - LMKL
LMKL Standings
 1. TEO Vilnius 16-2 
 2. Cesis 16-2 
 3. Aistes-Atletas 12-7 
 4. Lemminkain. 10-8 
 5. Laisve 10-8 
 6. MRU 5-13 
 7. Ruta Siauliai 4-15 
 8. LAMMKK 0-18 


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  LUXEMBOURG - Women  


Basket Esch and Musel Pikes advance into Lalux Cup Final - by Eurobasket News
Basket Esch made it to the Lalux Cup Final. They held off Etzella 87:66 in the semifinal clash at the weekend. Basket Esch led right from the start. They built a 21:16 advantage at the first break. But Schreiner fired twice from beyond the arc late in the first half giving Etzella 32:31 lead at halftime. The advantage changed hands for several times throughout the third quarter. But Andrea Haris (169-G-78) and Breanne Watson (185-F-85, college: Washington) helped Basket Esch to a 53:50 lead at the final pause. Basket Esch exploded with 34 points in the final quarter sealing the victory. Andrea Haris notched 25 points and 8 rebounds for Basket Esch. Breanne Watson had 24 points and 21 boards in the victory. Katie Donovan (183-F-82) responded with 15 points, 17 rebounds and 6 assists for Etzella. Annick Neiertz (183-F-92) nailed 14 points in the loss.
Musel Pikes held off Contern 60:52 to join Basket Esch in the title decider. Contern dominated in the opening half building a 28:25 halftime lead. Contern continued to keep control in the third frame. They entered the fourth quarter ahead by four points. However Musel Pikes went on a 10:2 run to cap the game and pulled away with a tough win. Christine Fisher (183-F-83) tallied 16 points and 14 rebounds to lead the charge. Carine Cigrang (175-F-85) nailed 14 points in the victory. Amanda Stowe (186-F/C-79, college: Wisc.-Green Bay) responded with 18 points and 11 rebounds in the losing effort.



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  MONTENEGRO - Women  


Standings - Women League
Superleague 1A Standings
 1. Roling Niksic 8-0 
 2. Buducnost 5-4 
 3. Antivari Bar 3-6 
 4. Rudar 1-7 
 5. Jedinstvo 0-0 


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  POLAND - Women  


Stats Leaders - PLKK
Points Per Game
 Ashley SHIELDS
  B.Prusz.Lider
  (178-G-85)
  Avg: 19.8
 1. Shields, B.Prusz..19.8 
 2. Thomas, Artego B.19.8 
 3. Egenti, Energa T.17.1 
 4. Christon, Lotos G.16.4 
 5. Gladden, Energa T.16.1 
 6. Crisman, Artego B.15.4 
 7. Krezel, Utex Row15.1 
 8. Skobel, Inea A.15.1 
 9. Sepulveda, Odra B.14.9 
 10. Carter, CCC.14.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Lori CRISMAN
  Artego Bydg.
  (186-C/F-82)
  Avg: 10.9
 1. Crisman, Artego B.10.9 
 2. Carter, CCC P.9.7 
 3. Oha, LKS Siemens9.4 
 4. Bell, Utex Row9.1 
 5. Denson, Odra Brzeg9.1 
 6. Gahan, B.Prusz..8.3 
 7. Payne, Artego Bydg.8.3 
 8. Egenti, Energa T.8.1 
 9. Womack, Artego B.7.5 
 10. Leciejewska, Lotos.7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Liron COHEN
  TS Wisla Can-Pak
  (173-G-82)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Cohen, TS Wi.5.7 
 2. Boddie, Utex Row5.4 
 3. Richards, Gorzow5.2 
 4. Pawlak, Lotos G.4.6 
 5. Gajda, Energa Torun4.2 
 6. Bortelova, CCC P.3.9 
 7. Idczak, Inea A.3.3 
 8. Beard, Lotos Gdynia3.2 
 9. Fernandez, TS Wi.3.1 
 10. Rushing, MUKS.2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Jennifer RUSHING
  MUKS Poznan
  (170-G-86)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Rushing, MUKS P.3.7 
 2. Skobel, Inea A.3.4 
 3. Shields, B.Prusz..3.3 
 4. Sepulveda, Odra B.3.2 
 5. Crisman, Artego B.2.9 
 6. Denson, Odra Brzeg2.9 
 7. Gladden, Energa T.2.8 
 8. Bell, Utex Row2.8 
 9. Malaszewska, Odra B.2.7 
 10. Makowska, LKS.2.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Marita PAYNE
  Artego Bydg.
  (196-C-81)
  Avg: 2
 1. Payne, Artego Bydg.2.0 
 2. Majewska, TS Wi.1.9 
 3. Denson, Odra Brzeg1.6 
 4. Vargas-S., MUKS P.1.5 
 5. Oha, LKS Siemens1.4 
 6. Walich, Super-Pol1.4 
 7. Carter, CCC P.1.1 
 8. Egenti, Energa T.1.1 
 9. Jankowska, LKS S.1.0 
 10. Burse, TS.0.9 


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  PORTUGAL - Women  


Standings - Women
Liga Standings
 1. AD Vagos 10-2 
 2. Olivais 10-2 
 3.