EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 3/10/2010 1:00:00 AM

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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Ante TOMIC
  MMC Real M.
  (217-C-87)
  Avg: 17.9
 1. Tomic, KK.17.9 
 2. Zizic, Cedevita17.6 
 3. Bazdaric, Cedevita17.3 
 4. Mulaomerovic, KK Za.17.1 
 5. Tomas, Cibona15.3 
 6. Macvan, Hemofarm14.0 
 7. Zoric, KK.14.0 
 8. Videnov, Crvena Z.13.8 
 9. Sehovic, Bosna S.13.4 
 10. Delic, Helios13.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ante TOMIC
  MMC Real M.
  (217-C-87)
  Avg: 8.9
 1. Tomic, KK.8.9 
 2. Maric, Partizan7.5 
 3. Mason, Siroki E.7.3 
 4. Zoric, KK.6.7 
 5. Ruzic, Zadar6.7 
 6. Roberts, Partizan6.6 
 7. Zizic, Cedevita6.1 
 8. Raduljica, FMP5.9 
 9. Vranes, Partizan5.9 
 10. Brkic, Radnicki K.5.9 
Assists Per Game
 Feliks KOJADINOVIC
  Bosna S.
  (197-G-79)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Kojadinovic, Bosna S.5.7 
 2. Mocnik, Helios5.5 
 3. Markovic, Hemofarm4.9 
 4. Anderson, Cedevita4.6 
 5. Gordon, Cibona4.5 
 6. Mason, Siroki E.4.4 
 7. Mulaomerovic, KK Za.4.4 
 8. Aleksic, Radnicki K.4.3 
 9. Pavkovic, Hemofarm4.0 
 10. Becirovic, U.Olimpija3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Lester MCCALEBB
  Partizan
  (183-G-85)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. McCalebb, Partizan2.4 
 2. Walsh, U.Olimpija1.8 
 3. Gordon, Cibona1.8 
 4. Roberts, Partizan1.8 
 5. Stipcevic, Zadar1.7 
 6. Krstic, KK.1.7 
 7. Markovic, Hemofarm1.6 
 8. Otasevic, Buducnost1.6 
 9. Bjelica, Crvena Z.1.5 
 10. Rozic, Cibona1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Luka ZORIC
  KK Zagreb CO
  (211-C/F-84)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Zoric, KK.1.6 
 2. Vranes, Partizan1.4 
 3. Dragicevic, Buduc.1.2 
 4. Marjanovic, Hemof.0.8 
 5. Maric, Partizan0.8 
 6. Plaisted, Zadar0.7 
 7. Tomic, KK.0.7 
 8. Golubovic, U.Olimpija0.7 
 9. Samardziski, FMP0.6 
 10. Brkic, Radnicki K.0.6 


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  ARGENTINA   


Stats Leaders - LigaA

Points Per Game
 David JACKSON
  La Union
  (196-G-82)
  Avg: 19.2
 1. Jackson, La Union19.2 
 2. Assie, Quilmes MP17.3 
 3. Funes, C.Entrer.17.0 
 4. Nelson, Quilmes MP16.5 
 5. Moodie, Boca Jrs16.5 
 6. Cutley, C.Entrer.16.4 
 7. Williams, Olimpico.16.2 
 8. Lo Grippo, Atenas16.2 
 9. Marshall, C.Entrer.15.8 
 10. Gutierrez, Penarol15.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Federico KAMMERICHS
  Regatas C.
  (203-F/C-80)
  Avg: 12.4
 1. Kammerichs, Regat.12.4 
 2. Williams, Union S.8.2 
 3. Griffin, Estudiantes7.9 
 4. Rollins, Gimnasia.7.9 
 5. Assie, Quilmes MP7.3 
 6. Wolkowyski, Libertad.7.2 
 7. Gonzalez, Quimsa7.0 
 8. Leiva, Penarol7.0 
 9. McFarlan, Union S.7.0 
 10. Pelussi, Libertad S.6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Luis CEQUEIRA
  Sionista
  (180-G-85)
  Avg: 4.7
 1. Cequeira, Sionista4.7 
 2. Victoriano, Lanus4.4 
 3. Martinez, Sionista3.9 
 4. Labaque, Obras3.7 
 5. Ginobili, Libertad S.3.7 
 6. Franco, Estudiantes3.5 
 7. Cadillac, C.Entrer.3.2 
 8. Salles, La Union3.1 
 9. Williams, Olimpico.3.1 
 10. Figueroa, Atenas2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Frank WILLIAMS
  Olimpico LB
  (191-G-80)
  Avg: 2
 1. Williams, Olimpico.2.0 
 2. Moldu, Libertad S.1.7 
 3. Pelussi, Libertad S.1.6 
 4. Labaque, Obras1.5 
 5. Funes, C.Entrer.1.5 
 6. Franco, Estudiantes1.5 
 7. Aguirre, Boca Jrs1.4 
 8. Victoriano, Lanus1.4 
 9. Cadillac, C.Entrer.1.4 
 10. Cutley, C.Entrer.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Derrick ALSTON
  Olimpico LB
  (208-C/F-72)
  Avg: 2
 1. Alston, Olimpico.2.0 
 2. Kammerichs, Regat.1.4 
 3. Alston, Boca Jrs1.3 
 4. Rollins, Gimnasia.1.0 
 5. Assie, Quilmes MP1.0 
 6. Marshall, C.Entrer.0.9 
 7. Levy, Lanus0.8 
 8. Griffin, Estudiantes0.8 
 9. Gomez, Quimsa0.8 
 10. Williams, Union S.0.8 


Central Entrerriano Gualeguaychu sign Germaine Jackson - by Eurobasket
Central Entrerriano Gualeguaychu signed 34-year old American guard Germaine Jackson (195-G-76, college: Detroit Mercy, agency: Interperformances). Jackson played most recently at Lobos Grises de la UAD Durango (Mexico). While playing 10 games for Lobos Grises this season he averaged 11.8ppg, 3.8rpg, 6.8apg and 1.1spg. Jackson is a very experienced player. He played also pro basketball in Greece, Italy, Mexico, Spain and Ukraine.
By Eurobasket Data Center


Tim Jennings land in Regatas Corrientes - by Diego Calla
Less than three days for the closing of the changes in foreign Regatas Corrientes last put his hand to his team by Timothy Jennings (193-G-83, agency: GOTathletes, college: Gardner-Webb) hired to replace Bruno Zanotti (197-F-82, college: Merrimack) of Paraguay. Jennings will be the eighth sheet imported from the 2009/2010 season.

For his part, Bruno Zanotti completed 31 games in Corrientes (7 starts) with 6.4 points, 50% in doubles, triples 35%, 65% free, 1.7 rebounds, 0.9 assists, 0.9 steals, 1.0 losses in 18 : 48 minutes per game for an average rating of 5.39. A curious fact is that Paraguay, with fewer games played, was the player most times Regatta he left the field for 5 personal fouls to do it in 6 cases (matched with Ramzee Stanton, but the U.S. played over 6 games).

Jennings, prior to its passage through Central entrerriano, Cordon was in Uruguay League where he averaged 25.0 points, 5.1 rebounds and 4.6 assists.

Coach Fabio Demti said, made statements on the changes made and about his new player. 'The change goes through offensive alternatives,' he continued. Bruno (by Zanotti) was a good contribution to the team, especially on defense, mainly as a person and professionalism. Now, within our means, trying to boost forward. That is reality '.

'Jennings brings to Regatas Corrientes offensive and defensive intensity aggression. I think we can make many variations and ways to achieve the goal, which is what we were looking at function, of course, the budget that the leadership is handling for the season .


Ciclista sign John Huggins - by Diego Calla
After Roland Lamont (193-G-78, college: LSU) release , the steering committee of the Ciclista Juninense hit the market in search of foreign specify a tab as not to weaken the team, and after the 'ok' just to DT closing the incorporation of John Huggins (188-G-82, college: Amer.Internat.).

He finished a few weeks ago Sayago their participation in the Uruguayan league basketball and went to Philadelphia from which will come in tomorrow at noon. Huggins, can play in position 1 and 2. It has a very good scorer and game vision as Uruguayan reliable sources (at least their numbers in the league it is underlined).

In 40 games he averaged 39.4 minutes, 24.9 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.8 assists. With rates of 45.7% field and 85% in free throws. Besides Sayago he played in Olivol by Uruguay Metropolitan league.


Cleotis Brown will replace Albert White in Quimsa - by Diego Calla
The unexpected injury determined that coach Carlos Romano made to change his roster to have all matched positions. In the original armed with enough foreign role, with features that have Albert White (197-G/F-77, agency: Paris Global Sports, college: Missouri), but the competition was becoming important players left on the road by various injuries, such as Federico Marin, Franco Balbi and now Julio Mazzaro, who is leaving the league in a few days to right shoulder surgery.

Against this background, the DT had to leave to regain the offensive power he had from the field and thought of a 'spoiling of the house' as Cleotis Brown (198-G/F-77, college: Illinois), who was released by Libertad Sunchales of force majeure to the floor of Andrs 'Gringo' Pelussi.

This time, 'Clee' arriving to replace Albert White, will join a better squad than that touched integrate into the 2007/08 season, and surely their participation will demand a role different than they did on that occasion . The current Quimsa has more variants, especially in the paint.

The first step of 'Clee' the institution was in TNA 2004/05, which saw Quimsa dashed his chances of getting the ascent towards the Union of Formosa.

In 2007/08, was decisive for the final Quimsa league play against Libertad de Baloncesto. In this issue, 'Clee' played 57 games, averaging 19.3 dpi., In 31.5 min. The wing was elected that year in the ideal team National League.

Recently, Deportivo Libertad de sunchales, Cleotis Brown had a season marked by injuries that decimated their performance, averaging 12.3 points and 2.8 rebounds in 28 minutes on court for 28 games.



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  AUSTRALIA   


NBL Finals: Hawks tie the score to 1-1, force Game 3 - by Eurobasket News
Hawks - Perth 75-63
Cameron Tragardh (209-C/F-83, college: ORU) has scored a game-high 29 points to lead the Wollongong ahm Hawks to a 75-63 victory over the Perth Wildcats in Game Two of their Grand Final series and force a deciding third game. The man known as 'Trigger' bounced back from a sub-par performance in Game One to lead his team to a 12-point win. Luke Martin (181-G-81, college: UTEP) added 11 points for Wollongong and Rhys Martin (193-G-86, college: Nova SE) 10. Kevin Lisch (188-G, agency: Warren Sports International, college: St.Louis) top-scored for Perth with 11 points, while Stephen Weigh (198-G/F-87) added 10 and Shawn Redhage 9. Game Three will be held at Challenge Stadium in Perth on Friday night at 7:00PM local time. *Courtesy of Sportal



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  AUSTRIA   


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Kevin HOUSTON
  Arkadia
  (193-G/F-76)
  Avg: 23.8
 1. Houston, Arkadia23.8 
 2. Mayes, Gmunden21.1 
 3. Francois, Gussing19.1 
 4. Penigar, Furstenf.18.8 
 5. Mahalbasic, Worth.18.4 
 6. Paez, Oberwart18.3 
 7. Roderick, Arkadia18.3 
 8. Nelson, Kapfenberg17.7 
 9. Dilys, Arkadia17.3 
 10. Nagler, Klostern.17.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jason JOHNSON
  Oberwart
  (202-F/C-77)
  Avg: 9.1
 1. Johnson, Oberwart9.1 
 2. Mahalbasic, Worth.8.5 
 3. Houston, Arkadia8.5 
 4. Penigar, Furstenf.8.4 
 5. Conley, Wels7.8 
 6. Forrestal, UBSC G.7.6 
 7. McCandies, Worth.7.6 
 8. Heard, Gussing7.3 
 9. Moric, Klostern.6.9 
 10. Oppland, Gmunden6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Ian BOYLAN
  Gmunden
  (197-G/F-83)
  Avg: 5.2
 1. Boylan, Gmunden5.2 
 2. Danek, Arkadia5.0 
 3. Schreiner, St.Po.4.8 
 4. Woschank, Kapfe.4.4 
 5. Lanegger, UBSC G.4.3 
 6. Zeleznik, UBSC G.4.1 
 7. Creddle, Klostern.4.0 
 8. O''Neal, Vienna3.8 
 9. Richards, Gussing3.7 
 10. Conley, Wels3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Thomas SCHREINER
  St.Polten
  (195-G-87)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Schreiner, St.Po.2.2 
 2. O''Neal, Vienna2.2 
 3. Roderick, Arkadia2.2 
 4. Payton, Vienna2.1 
 5. Boylan, Gmunden2.0 
 6. Zeleznik, UBSC G.1.8 
 7. Penigar, Furstenf.1.7 
 8. Jandl, St.Polten1.6 
 9. Richards, Gussing1.6 
 10. Meacham, Wels1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Shelton COLWELL
  Furstenfeld
  (202-F-80)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Colwell, Furstenfeld1.5 
 2. Heard, Gussing1.3 
 3. Anderson, Vienna1.0 
 4. Mahalbasic, Worth.0.8 
 5. Roderick, Arkadia0.7 
 6. Francois, Gussing0.7 
 7. Youngblood, Furstenf.0.6 
 8. Kohlmaier, St.Polten0.6 
 9. Bralovic, Arkadia0.6 
 10. Koch, Gussing0.5 


A Bundesliga, (2nd stage, Round 4): Panthers keep the top - by Eurobasket News
Group A
Kapfenberg - Gmunden 60-81
In the last game of Round 4, Gmunden celebrated an easy road win against Kapfenberg improving to 20-6. Deteri Mayes (189-G-74, agency: Court Side, college: Murray St.) and Dan Oppland (203-F-84, agency: SportsTalent, college: Valparaiso) led the winning squad with 22 and 15 points respectively. For the Bulls (15-11), Kevin Nelson delivered 19 points.

Arkadia - Wels 86-78
Kevin Houston (193-G/F-76, agency: Interperformances, college: St.Bonaventure) once again was a key player in Arkadia scoring 31 points and pulling down 7 rebounds. Houston made 7 of 10 attempts from behind the arc in this game. On the other side, Trenton Meacham (188-G-85, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Illinois) delivered 22 pts. Arkadia 14-12, Wels 19-7.

Furstenfeld - Klosterneub. 86-79
23rd victory for the Panthers, who stay on top of A Bundesliga standings. Shelton Colwell (202-F-80, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Missouri St.) shined with 25 points, Jasmon Youngblood (195-G-84, agency: Strategic Sports, college: Kent St.) had 19 pts, 8 rebs and 5 assists, while Nathaniel Linhart added 16 points and 9 boards. In Klosterneuburg (19-7), Curtis Bobb collected 18 points and 9 rebs.

Group B
Worthersee - Vienna 81-101
Vienna celebrated 7th victory of the season mostly owing to Spencer Rhynes and Corey Hallett (6 rebs), who scored 24 and 21 points respectively. Stjepan Stazic also had very important role in this victory adding 20 points and 7 assists. Worthersee (4-22) got 21 points and 15 rebounds from Rasid Mahalbasic.

Oberwart - UBSC Graz 89-68
Kelvin Parker (183-G-82, college: NW Missouri St.) stepped up for the Gunners with 21 points and 8 assists. Jonathan Levy (193-G-82, college: Cal.St.-San Bernar.) and Anthony Paez followed him with 17 points and 5 rebounds each. Visitors got 19 pts and 11 boards from Mihajlo Pesic. Oberwart 13-13, Graz 1-25.

St.Polten - Gussing 72-69
14-12 for St Polten (No.1 in Group B) and 7-19 for Gussing after this game. Richard Poiger (206-F-87) top-scored in victory with 21 points, Martin Speiser (202-F-83) had 19 (8 rebs) and Thomas Schreiner (7 rebs) added 18 points. In defeat, Jean Francois collected 24 points and 6 rebounds.



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  BELGIUM   


FMP Belgrade needed massive third period to advance to the next stage - by Eurobasket News
FMP - Liege 81:55

FMP Belgrade clinched the EuroChallenge Quarter-Final Round ticket with a comprehensive 81:55 victory against Belgacom Liege. The Serbian team finished second in Group J with 4-2 record, while Liege finishes with 1-5 record.
Nemanja Protic (182-G-86) opened the game from the perimeter, while Michael Green (185-G-85, college: Towson) made the same for the guests. The teams were tied four times in the period as FMP took 22:18 after 10 minutes. Moreover they went on a bigger lead in the beginning of the second period and reached 32:21 when Mladen Jeremic (196-G-88) made a lay-up. Liege was too far to give up and reduced to 36:33 at the halftime. The third period became decisive in the game as the hosts produced 28-10 in it. Mladen Jeremic scored from the arc to give his team 64:43 after three quarters. Musli scored for 68:46 and his another four points brought 70:48 on the board. Papac was the last to score n the game to make the final 81:55 score.
Miroslav Raduljica (213-C-88, agency: Buck Andre) and Nemanja Protic stepped up with 17 points each, while Mladen Jeremic added 15. Adrian Banks (191-G-86, college: NW Mississippi CC), Xavier Collette (184-G-85, agency: LBM Management), Andrija Stipanovic (208-C-86) and Michael Green posted 8 each in defeat.

FMP will now face Goettingen that won Group I of EuroChallenge as they stormed past Eiffel Towers in the last game. The German side needed 86:57 twin the group with 5-1 record.

FMP: Miroslav Raduljica 17, Nemanja Protic 17, Mladen Jeremic 15
Liege: Adrian Banks 8, Xavier Collette 8, Andrija Stipanovic 8, Michael Green 8



Roanne edged Antwerp as both sides advanced to Elite 8 of EuroChallenge - by Eurobasket News
Roanne - Antwerp 68:66

Roanne edged Antwerp 68:66 in the last game of Group L as both sides advanced to Elite 8 of EuroChallenge. Roanne won the group with 4-2 record, while Antwerp grabbed 3-3 record on the second place.
The French side opened the game with some good baskets and won the first and the second periods. The had 20-17 after the first 10 minutes, while increased to 35:28 at the halftime. Roel Moors (188-G-78, agency: Agency No 10) tied the game at 35:35, while he made also 44:44 later in the quarter. A 7-0 run however allowed the hosts to take 51:44 after 30 minutes. The game remained tight, as the squads looked on their way to victory before Giants scored 11 unanswered points capped by Gay's trey to set up the thrilling finish. Diabate made two free throws at the end of the game for the final success.
Uchenna Nsonwu (208-F/C-78, agency: Beo Basket, college: Wyoming) top-scored for the winners with 22 points and Ralph Mims (191-G-85, college: Florida St.) added 12. Brandon Gay (203-F-82, agency: Edge Sports, college: San Diego) answered with 20 points in the losing effort. Roel Moors notched 16, whilst Graham Brown (205-C-84, college: Michigan) collected 14 points and 13 rebounds.
In 1/4 Finals Roanne will face Apoel that overcame 81:76 to clinch the second spot in Group K of EuroChallenge and advanced to Last 8. The team from Montenegro tried hard however finished with 2-4 record.
Antwerp will take on Scavolini that even with the loss in the last game guaranteed the place there earlier in Group L.

Roanne: Uchenna Nsonwu 22, Ralph Mims 12
Antwerp: Brandon Gay 20, Roel Moors 16, Graham Brown 14+13 rebs


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  BOSNIA   


Savo Djikanovic moves from Greece to Bosnia - by Eurobasket News
Savo Djikanovic (211-C-75, agency: Beo Basket) changed jersey of Greek A1 team AS Trikalla 2000 for Bosnian outfit BC Igokea Partizan Aleksandrovac, where he will spend rest of the current season. Igokea is the leading team of Bosnian top division so far as they registered 18 wins in 20 appearances.
Savo Djikanovic played 17 games for Trikalla this season averaging 8.5 points and 5 rebounds. His season-high was 21 points against PAOK and 14 rebounds against Olimpia. Djikanovic played last four years in Greece, first as a member of Olimpia Larissa, than Kolossos and Trikalla. Before that, he played three years for Hemofarm Vrsac. In 2005 they managed to win Adriatic league title. In the past, the Montenegrin big guy also was a member of Mornar Bar, Buducnost Podgorica, Lovcen Cetinje and Olympiakos.


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  BRAZIL   


NBB Round 20 Recap - by Eurobasket News
The games of NBB Round 20 were played on Sunday. Pinheros extended their winning streak to four games. They toppled Joinville 75:63 on the road to climb at 11-8 record. Joinville in the meantime suffered the eighth loss in the tournament. Joinville led by five ten minutes into the game but Pinheiros stepped on the gas in the next two periods and earned a 3-point lead into the fourth quarter. The visitors stood calm in the dying moments and claimed a comfortable win at the end. Olivinha Rodriguez (202-F-83) scored 15 points to lead the effort. Shamell Stallworth (196-F-80, agency: Interperformances, college: USF) added 14 points in the victory. Sobral responded with 20 points for Joinville.
Universo/BRB had not problems against Assis earning a 101:62 victory. Guilherme Giovannoni (202-F-80, agency: Interperformances) produced 29 points to lead the league leaders. Arthur Luiz Belchior added 14 points in the win. John A. Thomas delivered 15 points in the losing effort.
Pitagoras/Minas eked out a narrow 114:113 home win against GRSA/Bauru. William Drudi (206-C/F-81) knocked down 27 points to lead the hosts to an overtime success. Murilo Da Rosa finished with 23 points in the 13th win for the home side. Jefferson Agba responded with 26 points for GRSA/Bauru. Eddy Carvalho had 24 points in the 11th loss for the visitors.
Vivo/Franca thumped CETAF 85:64 on the road. Rogerio Klafke (201-F-71, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 17 points to lead the effort. Marcio Dornelles dropped 15 points for the winning team.
Londrina held off Paulistano/Amil for the sixth success. Guilherme Alves (191-G/F-83) canned 26 points to pace the hosts. Fernando Mineiro added 17 points for Londrina. Paulinho Boracini responded with 22 points for Paulistano.



Standings - BNL
NBB Standings
 1. Universo/BRB 16-3 
 2. Flamengo 14-4 
 3. Vivo/Franca 14-6 
 4. Pitagoras/Minas 13-6 
 5. Pinheiros/Sky 11-8 
 6. Ciser/Joinville 10-8 
 7. S.Jose/Vinac 9-10 
 8. CETAF 8-11 
 9. Amigao/Assis 7-11 
 10. GRSA/Bauru 7-11 
 11. Palmeiras/Lupo 7-12 
 12. Londrina 6-12 
 13. Paulistano 6-13 
 14. Saldanha 3-16 


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  BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS   


Tortola's Another level one -one in SK - by David Edole
BASSETERRE, St. Kitts THE top young basketballers of St. Kitts played well over the weekend and split a pair of games against the reigning junior champions out of the British Virgin Islands, Tortolas Another Level.

Another Level made their first appearance at Basketball City on Friday night (Mar. 5) against the four-peat St. Kitts Amateur Basketball Association (SKABA) Junior Division champion O. D. Brisbane Sandy Point Fruta Falcons.

Though Falcons have continually dominated the local league and fielded a strong team for the game, Another Level were able to gain the upper-hand in the second half and win 87-77.

Charles Pemberton proved to be crucial for Another Level on both ends of the court as he racked up 22 points and 15 rebounds. An additional nine blocks from Pemberton helped to limit the usually unstoppable scoring of Sandy Point.

Another Level was also assisted by good performances from Marvin Smith and Daryl Alexander, who had 17 and 12 points respectively, and helped to turn the game around after an early lead by Sandy Point.

Despite not winning the game, Falcons put in a good effort all around with leadership from centre Sheno Liddies 24 points and nine rebounds. Taslyn Belboda also added 19 points while Travis Rogers and Miguel Browne each had 13.

The Tortola-based team returned to the court the following night to face a St. Kitts Select Junior Team and this time the hosts proved successful with a 94-91 victory.

Rams Junior Hitters star Tyrone Hutchinson led an early effort against Another Level to help St. Kitts control the pace of the game throughout and added 30 points by the final buzzer.

Belboda was once again a top-scorer for St. Kitts with 21 points, while Liddie and Calvin Butters Wallace rallied the defensive effort with nine boards apiece.

Meanwhile, Pemberton was not given room to get his shots off as he had been against Falcons and was limited to only 11, though he was still strong on defense with 10 rebounds.

Tortolas top scorers for the game were Kenrick Thomas with 22 and Daryl Alexander with 15, while Nigel Todman headed up the defense with 13 rebounds.



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  BULGARIA   


NBL: Round 19 review - by Eurobasket News
Chernomorets - Levski 79-91
The team of Levski recored 9th straight win in all tournaments and will travel for the Cup Finals in good mood. 'The Blues' will meet the hosts Yambol at the 1/4 finals, and this is the team that last defeated Levski on January 23rd. From then on Levski won 4 games in Eurohold Balkan league and 5 in NBL. Opponent today was Chernomorets and 'The Blues' won 91-79 away in Burgas. Levski is second in the table with 15 points and 3 losses but have a game in hand. After an even first quarter Levski pulled away in the second and took a 38-48 lead after the first half. Three minutes in to the second half the difference went up to 17 points, 40-57 but until the end of the third quarter it was cut to 12, 51-63. In the last quarter there was little defense as both teams scored 28 points apiece and Levski won easily at the end. Top scorer for the hosts was the youngster Hristo Zahariev with 19 points. Asen Saraliyski added 15 and 6 rebounds while Dwayne Morton finished with 14 and 9. For Levski five players scored in double figures. Bobby Frasor (191-G-86, agency: Interperformances, college: N.Carolina) scored most points for the winners - 15. Stefan Georgiev (206-C/F-78) and Aaron Harper added 13 apiece, Stanislav Slaveykov had 11 and Asen Velikov 10 points in this game. Ahead for both teams are the Cup Finals in Yambol. As already mentioned above Levski will play the hosts Yambol while Chernomorets will try to defeat for third time this season Balkan. *by Valentin Anguelov

Spartak P. - Lukoil A. 68-75
The champion of Bulgaria Lukoil Academic won its last game before the Cup Finals which will take place in Yambol between 11-14 March. Lukoil defeated Spartak Pleven away 75-68. It was a game of ups and downs for both teams. At the start of the game the visitors took an 11-1 lead but Spartak closed the quarter with 12-0 run for a 13-11 lead. Then in the second quarter Spartak was in front 31-26 with 4 minutes to play but Lukoil used a 12-0 run to lead 31-38 after 20 minutes of play. The visitors stayed in front for most part of the third quarter but once again Spartak turned things around and took the lead after 30 minutes, 54-52. The game was decided in three minutes of the last quarter. With 7 minutes to play in the game the score was tied 58-58. Then two three-pointers by Todor Stoykov (198-G/F-77, agency: Interperformances) helped Lukoil score 13 straight points in three minutes to practically decide the game. The hosts tried to make a come back but cut the deficit to only 7 points at the end of the game. Todor Stoykov came back from a injury for the winners and was top scorer for the team with 15 points. Pero Antic (210-F-82, agency: Interperformances) added double double - 14 points and 12 rebounds and Chavdar Kostov scored 12 points. For the hosts good performance had Iliya Stankov and Rosen Sofroniev who scored 15 and 14 points recpectively. Good game had Todor Todorov who finished with double double - 11 points and 11 rebounds. Now ahead for both teams are the Finals of Cup of Bulgaria. In 1/4 finals ties Lukoil Academic will meet Rilski Sportist on Thursday, while later in the day Spartak will play against Euroins Cherno more. *by Valentin Anguelov

Yambol - Cherno More 96-86
Yambol was too strong for Cherno More improving its score in NBL to 9-10. Stanislav Govedarov (185-G-80) was totally the best player in this victory with 35 points. Hrisimir Dimitrov (197-G/F-74) and Dimitar Mirakovski replied with 22 and 20 points respectively for Cherno More (7-12).

Rilski Sport - Balkan 67-74
Valuable road win for Balkan, who stays third ranked team in the league with 10-9 score. Atanas Radev (200-F-81) was a key player for the guests with 22 points and 15 rebounds. Jordan Bozov (191-G-79, agency: Interperformances) helped with 20 pts. In Rilski Sportist (7-11), Aleksandar Gruev collected 22 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists.



Standings A1
NBL Standings
 1. Lukoil A. 16-3 
 2. Levski 15-3 
 3. Balkan 10-9 
 4. Yambol 9-10 
 5. Rila Sport 7-11 
 6. Cherno More 7-12 
 7. Spartak P. 6-13 
 8. Chernomorets 5-14 


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EXCLUSIVE Q and A with Andre Emmett - by Eurobasket
Emmett Andre (196-G/F-82, college: Texas Tech) is on a Misson!'
In only 33mpg CBA scoring leader (32.4ppg) Emmett Andre put up 71 points, hitting 28 of 34 two-point shots, as Shandong Flaming Bulls rolled over Jiangsu 129-113. Emmett also grabbed 10 rebounds. He is now the All-Time High Scorer ever in China! Emmett was drafted by the Seattle Super Sonics (NBA,2rd (35). Has played for the Miami Heat, Memphis Memphis Grizzlies, Seattle Supersonics and also in numours NBA Summer Leagues with (Houston Rockets, Memphis Grizzlies, Dallas Mavericks, Seattle Supersonics) He finished his career as Texas Techs all-time leading scorer with 2,256 points. He has great athleticism as shown by his winning performance in the NCAA slam dunk competition. In 24games in Belgium avg. (23.9ppg) as the top scorer proving that he is highly capable of doing the same in Europe..

Q: What are you working on to get back in the NBA?
'well i've been a scorer my entire life. this particular season i wanted to perfect the pick and roll and explore every option from it. so i have been putting in extra work with that part of my game. I also wanted to make my 3 point shot more consistent and I believe that I have accomplished that as well.i go into every season with the mind set of getting better everyday. i post the phrase 'get better everyday' in my locker, on my gym bag, writen in perminate maker on my workout basketball, you name it its probably somewhere close (Emmett, laughing). i would love to play in the nba again,... and i feel it is important to continue to improve my skills and let GOD place me.'

Q: How do you feel that playig in the CBA has benefit your career?
'i was offered the opportunity to play european countries as well as the CBA this season. i figured playing in the CBA was better for me because the season in length is the same as the nba season and the challenge it presented with more nba players as well as the chinese players who have played in the olympic. the CBA has nearly doubles the amount of games than european countries play and i wanted to get as much experience as possible in game situations. playing at a high level against experienced players has allowed me to develope my overall game.'

Q: What is one thing you truly miss about being away from home?
'my beeeeeed, (Emmett, laughing). my bed here in china is sooo hard. first thing im going do when i get back is flop down in my bed; of course, after hugging and kissing moms. she dont play that. im close with my family and friends, and being away its not all that easy. so i look forward to spending time with them when i return.'
source: Higher Level Sports Agency


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KK Zagreb eliminate Art.Dragons from EuroChallenge - by Eurobasket News
KK Zagreb CO - Art.Dragons 69:67

KK Zagreb won Group J of EuroChallenge and jumped into Quarter Final Round after the home victory over Art.Dragons. The Croatian side survived a 69:67 thriller to leave the German side out of the 1/4 Finals.
The win allowed the team to step into the next stage and both teams stayed close to each other for the majority of the game. Art.Dragons had a good start of 10:2 lead as Toby Bailey (198-G/F-75, college: UCLA) made a three-pointer. KK Zagreb CO responded with 9-0 run and grabbed 16:14 lead at the end of the period. Peavy however brought the guests 17:16 advantage at the end of the 10 minutes. It was hot also in the second quarter as after 18-15 for the hosts they had 34:32 halftime lead. KK Zagreb remained in front in the third frame but their lead was minimum all the time. Barac scored for 49:47 at the end of thirty minutes. The Dragons however replied with some consecutive baskets for 61:54 lead with less then 7 minutes to play. Darren Fenn (208-C-80, agency: Limelight Hoops, college: Canisius) held the score at 65:59 with 3 minutes to go, but the Croatian side managed to win the game. With a 9-0 run they took the lead, while Krunoslav Simon (197-G/F-85) brought the final 69:67 win.
Luka Zoric (211-C/F-84) top-scored for the winners with 18 points and 10 rebounds for 4-2 record. Andrej Stimac (204-F/C-79) netted 15, while Krunoslav Simon posted 13. Folarin Campbell (193-G/F-86, college: George Mason) finished the night with 16 point in defeat, while Darren Fenn posted 15 and Toby Bailey added 12.

KK Zagreb CO: Luka Zoric 18+10 rebs, Andrej Stimac 15, Krunoslav Simon 13
Art.Dragons: Folarin Campbell 16, Darren Fenn 15, Toby Bailey 12


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LSB Round: 12 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Ciego de Avila - Guantanamo 77-66
Ciego de Avila enjoy the top with 19-5 record beating Guantanamo 77:66. Enrique Ramos (201-C-89) led the way with 17 points and 12 boards, while Reyes Vanier added 14. Soria Yoannis netted 23 in defeat and Elvis Pons (195-G/F-83) scored 22.

Camaguey - Pinar 97-83
Camaguey rolled over Pinar 97:83 for 17-6 record. Leonel Batista (206-C-86) top-scored for the winners with 26 points and Jaca Yordanis followed him with 17. Garcia Humberto and Perez Yosvani responded with 15 points each in defeat.

Guantanamo - Ciego de Avila 83-63
Guantanamo overcame Ciego de Avila 83:63 to take 16-8 record. Elvis Pons erupted with 27 points and 9 boards, while Castillo Ruberlandi collected 22 points and 12 rebounds. Enrique Ramos delivered 16 points and 15 boards in defeat.

Matanzas - Santiago 87-84
Matanzas rolled over Santiago 87:84 for 10-12 record. Allens Jemont (195-G-80) top-scored for the winners with 32 points, Pineiro Juan had 17 points and 15 steals, while Alorda Arlen and Morales Jasiel added 14 points. Justis Esteban replied with 27 poins in the losing effort.

Holguin - Capitalinos 88-87
Holguin outscored Capitalinos 88:87 as Henry Simon (199-F-79) stepped up with 27 points and Daudinot Joyce notched 22. Lima Eliezer answered with 27 points in the losing effort.

Matanzas - Santiago 92-89
Matanzas cruised past Santiago 92:89 as Alorda Arlen paced all the winners with 32 points and 17 rebounds, while Allens Jemont added 31 points. Justis Esteban edned up with 37 points for the guests.

Camaguey - Pinar 87-78
Camaguey edged Pinar 87:78 on March 5th. Yorman Polas (192-F-85) produced 23 points for the winners and Jimenez Yunior as well as Ramos Yordanis had 19 apiece. Ramos Yordanis posted 21 points in the losing case.



Ciego de Avila again at the top, but... - by Gianni Pascucci
Reigning champions of Ciego de Avila are again at the top of the LSB table, but the 2010 edition of teh Cuban elite league seems the most balanced of the last years. In fact, thre is only a win of difference between the first four placed teams, and the Avilans Buffalos felt at home to Guantanamo in their last league game, 63-83, on saturday, March 6. The absence of both Joan Luis Haiti (200-C-82) and Michael Guerra (188-G-79) conditioned the game, but last year Ciego de Avila could have made the job done the same. With 27 points scored for Guantanamo, Elvis Pons (195-G/F-83) was the man of the game, Ruberlandi Castillo (205-C-83) added 22 pts and 12 rebs at the winning side, while the best in Ciego de Avila were young center Enrique Ramos (201-C-89), with 16 pts and 15 rebs and William Granda (190-F-85) with 11 points.

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Keravnos is the new Cup winner - LONNIE COOPER gives Keravnos the cup. - by Dr. Nasios Orinos
Keravnos Strovolou has beaten Achilleas Kaimakliou Kaimakliou and added another cup in its trophies. This is the 8th cup of the club.

It was a nice game with Keravnos being ahead of the score most of the time, but with Achilleas Kaimakliou making a comeback at the 32' where it tied the game 50-50.

As a more experienced team, Keravnos controlled the game and managed to win an important game.

Lonnie Cooper (193-G-76, college: Louisiana Tech) was the MVP of the game not only for his points, but also for the fact that he acted as a leader and as the brain of his team. This is what Lonnie does best.

For the record, we wish to remind our readers that eurobasket.com had last year awarded Lonnie Cooper as the Best Player of the Year.


Quarters: 16-24, 26-37, 45-48, 65-71

Points:
Achilleas Kaimakliou: (Papadopoullos) Giannas, Charis 2, Garner (3), Tondorovic, Georgiou 3 (1), Stulianou, Randounovic 4, Valiskofski 32 (4), Theocharides


Keravnos: (Ioannou) Subotic 3 (1), Xart 4, Pilavas, Trisokkas 5, Smith 12 (2), Kieza 5, Cooper 16 (2), Damianovic, Garcia 11, Davis 15 (2)


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Standings - D2
1Liga Standings
 1. Plzen 19-6 
 2. Sparta Praha 18-7 
 3. J.Hradec 18-8 
 4. Sokol Prazsky 17-8 
 5. Chomutov 16-9 
 6. Opava B 16-9 
 7. Liberec 14-12 
 8. Usti n/Labem 14-12 
 9. Proton Zlin 13-10 
 10. Sokol H.Kralove 10-16 
 11. Benesov 8-18 
 12. VSB Ostrava 7-19 
 13. Trutnov 6-20 
 14. Litomerice 2-24 


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Monday Night in the D-League: Tulsa Cruises to Fourth Consecutive Victory - by Surujh Roopnarine
D.J. White (6'9''-F-86, college: Indiana) scored a game high 26 points to go along with 11 rebounds as the Tulsa 66ers cruised to a 101-77 victory over the visiting Ft. Wayne Mad Ants. Tulsa, or Oklahoma City Thunder-lite picked up their fourth consecutive victory as well as the second in a row over Ft. Wayne. Early on it seemed that the contest would be closely contested just like their game on Sunday, which the 66ers won 98-94. The 66ers and Mad Ants exchanged baskets and leads throughout the first half with the visitors eventually heading into halftime with a 50-48 lead. However Tulsa went on to outscore the Mad Ants 53-27 in the second half and dropped Ft. Wayne to 14-25 on the season. Each of the three NBA players on assignment to Tulsa (White, Kyle Weaver (6'6''-G-86, college: Washington St.) and B.J. Mullens (7'0''-C-89, college: Ohio St.)) recorded double doubles. Tulsa shot 50.6% from the field and out-rebounded Ft. Wayne 58-38 on the boards. Jason Straight (6'2''-G-83, college: Wyoming) came off the bench for Ft. Wayne to score a team high 20 points on 8-16 shooting.
MAD ANTS: Jason Straight (20pt), Sean Sonderleiter (14pt+12rb), Oliver Lafayette (16pt+5rb), Ryan Ayers (8pt+6rb)
66ERS: D.J. White (26pt+11rb), Kyle Weaver (18pt+5rb+10as), B.J. Mullens (13pt+13rb), Deron Washington (15pt+6rb)



Ft. Wayne Mad Ants will have to move on without Ron Howard - by Surujh Roopnarine
According to reports from the Ft. Wayne Journal Gazette (http://www.journalgazette.net/article/20100306/SPORTS0603/303069934/1097/SPORTS0603), leading scorer Ron Howard (6'5''-G/F-82, college: Valparaiso) has played his last game of the season for the Mad Ants. Howard has left the team to pursue an overseas opportunity (Europe or Asia) as he and his agent finalize a deal. The fourth-year guard/forward out of Valparaiso is the franchises all-time leading scorer with 2,018 points over the course of 124 games (110 starts) with a career average of 16.3 points per game. On the season, Howard has appeared in 29 games for Ft. Wayne, leading the team in scoring at 20.6 points to go along with 4.1 rebounds and 2.8 assists while shooting 49.2% from the field. A 2010 NBA D-League All-Star, the former open tryout selection has become one of the most efficient players in the D-League over the past few seasons and has good size for the shooting guard and wing positions. This subtraction comes on the heels of the squad announcing that they released former NBA center Jared Reiner (6'11''-C-82, college: Iowa) last week due to personal reasons. Reiner, while limited by injuries earlier in the season, averaged 12.3 points and 9.5 rebounds in 17 games. His last game came on Feb. 28 against the Dakota Wizards, where in 36 minutes he scored 10 points and grabbed 11 rebounds.

Former NBA D-Leaguers lacing it up in Puerto Rico - by Surujh Roopnarine
With the season just underway, here is a list of players with NBA D-League experience who are playing in Puerto Ricos BSN (Balconesto Superior Nacional) this Spring/Summer.
** Roster information current as of March 9, 2010 according to league website **

Capitanes de Arecibo
Courtney Sims (6'11''-C-83, college: Michigan) (Iowa Energy): 2009 NBA D-League MVP
Elias Ayuso (6'3''-G-77, agency: Global Sports Plaza, college: USC) (Iowa Energy / Albuquerque Thunderbirds): Puerto Rican National Team star.
13.2ppg average in 14 games during 2008-09 season as teammate of Courtney Sims.

Mets de Guaynabo
Marcus Fizer (6'8''-F-78, agency: Priority Sports, college: Iowa St.) (Austin Toros): Former NBA Lottery selection was 2006 D-League MVP with Toros

Leones de Ponce
Johnson DerMarr (6'9''-G-80, college: Cincinnati) (Austin Toros): NBA veteran has a career 15.7ppg average over 52 games with Toros.

Caciques de Humacao
Mays James (6'9''-F-86, college: Clemson) (Colorado 14ers): Averaged 18.8 points in 12 contests early in the season for the 2008-09 D-League Champion 14ers before succumbing to injury.
Major Wingate (6'10''-C-83, agency: Court Side, college: Tennessee) (Springfield Armor): Former Tennessee Volunteers big man averaged 7.6 points and 5.4 rebounds in 18 games for Armor this season.
Ali Berdiel (6'6''-G-83, college: Valparaiso) (Albuquerque Thunderbirds): Former teammate of veteran D-Leaguer Ron Howard; played in 24 games for Thunderbirds during the 2007-08 season.

Piratas de Quebradillas
Stevenson Greg (6'6''-F-78, agency: SportsTalent, college: Richmond) (Fayetteville Patriots / Asheville Altitude): Veteran swingman spent the 2003-04 season in the D-League, averaging 10.8 points and 4.8 rebounds over 44 games.

Cangrejeros de Santurce
Ricky Sanchez (7'0''-C/F-87) (Idaho Stampede): 22 year old Sanchez is a three year veteran of Idaho (two in the D-League) with career D-League averages of 10.1 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.5 assists over 75 games.


Reggie Williams scores 28 points against the Hornets - by Interperformances
Last night Reggie Williams (6'5''-G/F-86, agency: Interperformances, college: VMI) #55 for the Warriors had an amazing performance against the New Orleans Hornets at New Orleans Arena. In a Wild shootout 131-135 for the Hornets; Reggie coming off the bench on his fifth NBA game shot 10-of-16 from the field and 7-of-8 from the line, adding one 3 pointer, to finish with 28 points, six assists, two steals and a block in 34 minutes.

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Julius Nwosu returns with the GUG - by Jordan Olivo
The Nigerian Julius Nwosu (207-C-71, agency: Pro Management Agency, college: Liberty) reached an agreement with Gregorio Urbano Gilbert in Santiago to replace Keith Butler.

Nwosu has played in 2008 and 2009 with the Gregorio Urbano Gilbert, giving them a championship and second place last year.

Julius joins Kevin Sowell (190-G-81) as those imported from the Gregorio Urbano Gilbert.

Nwosu has experience in the NBA, Europe, Venezuela and the last years has been playing in the Dominican Republic. Playing with Gregorio Urbano Gilbert in Santiago, with the Juan Pablo Duarte in San Francisco de Macoris, among others.


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Standings
EBA Standings
Northern Conference
Empire Div.
 1. Elmira B. 9-1 
 2. New York W. 8-1 
 3. Connecticut S. 2-5 
 4. Hudson V.H. 2-6 
Mid-Atlantic Div.
 1. DE Destroyers 9-1 
 2. Harrisburg H. 5-2 
 3. Garden St. R. 3-7 
 4. Newark P. 0-10 
Southern Conference
Capital Div.
 1. Washington M. 8-2 
 2. M. All-Stars 7-6 
 3. NoVa H. 6-4 
 4. Alexandria A. 4-6 
 5. Beltway B. 1-7 
Dominion Div.
 1. True Hope TB 9-1 
 2. Salem M. 3-5 
 3. Hampton RC 1-7 
 4. Virginia W. 1-9 


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Standings - KML
EMKL Standings
 1. Rakvere 19-6 
 2. TTU KK 19-7 
 3. TU/Rock 18-4 
 4. Kalev/Cramo 14-7 
 5. Valga Welg 10-13 
 6. Tallinna Kalev 8-16 
 7. Parnu 5-18 
 8. Kuremaa 1-23 


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Standings
EuroChallenge Standings
Group I
 1. Goettingen 5-1 
 2. Krasnie Krilya 4-2 
 3. Eiff.Towers 2-4 
 4. AEL 1-5 
Group J
 1. KK Zagreb CO 4-2 
 2. FMP 4-2 
 3. Art.Dragons 3-3 
 4. Liege 1-5 
Group K
 1. Scavolini PS 4-2 
 2. APOEL 3-3 
 3. Chalon 3-3 
 4. Buducnost 2-4 
Group L
 1. Roanne 4-2 
 2. Antwerp 3-3 
 3. Banvit 3-3 
 4. Enisey 2-4 


EuroChallenge Round: 6 (Top 16) - by Eurobasket News
Group I
AEL - Krasnie Krilya 68-84
Krasnie Krilya advanced to the Quarter Final Round as they finished Group I with 4-2 record. The Russian team grabbed 84:68 over AEL as the latter is on the bottom with 1-5 record. Krasnie Krilya grabbed 2-0 from the start and enjoyed 11:4 lead midway through the opening quarter. Liatsos reduced to 15:11, while the guests finished the stanza with 7-0 run. Right after that time it became clear about the Russian success. Trushkin made it 31:19 and Vasylius scored for 37:19. AEL however started to play better in the period and reduced to 41:30 with 2 minutes in the qaurter. Krasnie Krilya poured in 7 more points in the period as Voronov closed the frame at 48:30. The third period was tied at 16-16 that brought 64:46 after 30 minutes of the game. Evtimov opened the last frame from the perimeter and Khloponin answered from the same distance for the guests. Although after 20-22, the Russian side celebrated the total victory. Ivanov Andrei top-scored for the guests with 15 points, while Luis Flores (188-G-81, college: Manhattan) and Douthit Marcus netted 12 each. Davis Miah ended up with 17 points in the losing effort and Kounounis Michalis notched 15.

Eiff.Towers - Goettingen 67-86
Goettingen won Group I of EuroChallenge as they stormed past Eiffel Towers in the last game. The German side needed 86:57 twin the group with 5-1 record. It was a game with little riding on it as Eiffel Towers were already eliminated while Gottingen had already sealed top spot. The German side opened the game with 7-0 run and enjoyed 25:8 at the end of the first period. The second period was also won by the favorites that improved to 42:21 at the halftime. Blackwood nailed three to open the third frame and Frazier scored for 48:30. Oliver scored from the perimeter for 64:37 after three quarters. Later in the game the teams were just killing time as it became clear about the result. Jordan with a jump shot made the final score to advance with his team to 1/4 Finals. Taylor Rochestie (185-G-85, college: Washington St.) and Jacobson Ben top-scored for the winners with 19 points each. Jansen Rogier netted 15 in defeat, while Jansen Rogier and Akerboom Kees had 12 apiece. In the Quarterfinals of EuroChallenge will face FMP Belgrade that clinched the EuroChallenge Quarter-Final Round ticket with a comprehensive 81:55 victory against Belgacom Liege. The Serbian team finished second in Group J with 4-2 record, while Liege finishes with 1-5 record.

Group J
KK Zagreb CO - Art.Dragons 69-67
KK Zagreb won Group J of EuroChallenge and jumped into Quarter Final Round after the home victory over Art.Dragons. The Croatian side survived a 69:67 thriller to leave the German side out of the 1/4 Finals. The win allowed the team to step into the next stage and both teams stayed close to each other for the majority of the game. Art.Dragons had a good start of 10:2 lead as Bailey Toby made a three-pointer. KK Zagreb CO responded with 9-0 run and grabbed 16:14 lead at the end of the period. Peavy however brought the guests 17:16 advantage at the end of the 10 minutes. It was hot also in the second quarter as after 18-15 for the hosts they had 34:32 halftime lead. KK Zagreb remained in front in the third frame but their lead was minimum all the time. Barac scored for 49:47 at the end of thirty minutes. The Dragons however replied with some consecutive baskets for 61:54 lead with less then 7 minutes to play. Fenn Darren held the score at 65:59 with 3 minutes to go, but the Croatian side managed to win the game. With a 9-0 run they took the lead, while Simon Krunoslav brought the final 69:67 win. Luka Zoric (211-C/F-84) top-scored for the winners with 18 points and 10 rebounds for 4-2 record. Stimac Andrej netted 15, while Simon Krunoslav posted 13. Campbell Folarin finished the night with 16 point in defeat, while Fenn Darren posted 15 and Bailey Toby added 12.

FMP - Liege 81-55
FMP Belgrade clinched the EuroChallenge Quarter-Final Round ticket with a comprehensive 81:55 victory against Belgacom Liege. The Serbian team finished second in Group J with 4-2 record, while Liege finishes with 1-5 record. Protic Nemanja opened the game from the perimeter, while Green Michael made the same for the guests. The teams were tied four times in the period as FMP took 22:18 after 10 minutes. Moreover they went on a bigger lead in the beginning of the second period and reached 32:21 when Jeremic Mladen made a lay-up. Liege was too far to give up and reduced to 36:33 at the halftime. The third period became decisive in the game as the hosts produced 28-10 in it. Jeremic Mladen scored from the arc to give his team 64:43 after three quarters. Musli scored for 68:46 and his another four points brought 70:48 on the board. Papac was the last to score n the game to make the final 81:55 score. Miroslav Raduljica (213-C-88, agency: Buck Andre) and Protic Nemanja stepped up with 17 points each, while Jeremic Mladen added 15. Banks Adrian, Collette Xavier , Stipanovic Andrija and Green Michael posted 8 each in defeat.

Group K
APOEL - Buducnost 81-76
Apoel overcame 81:76 to clinch the second spot in Group K of EuroChallenge and advanced to Last 8. The team from Montenegro tried hard however finished with 2-4 record. Buducnost scored the first five points in the game,but the score as tied at 10:10. Jeretin made it 18:14, while Hughes Rick closed the period at 18:16. APOEL enjoyed some lead in the beginning of the second frame, but was caught up by the opponents. Simonovic Marko nailed a three-pointer for 38:34 halftime advantage. Hughes Rick tied the game at 40:40, while Maras Ivan brought the guests the biggest lead at 50:42. APOEL had even time in the rest of the quarter to tie it again at 56:5 and took the lead at 58:56. Buducnost again went in front in the beginning and in the middle of the last period. Trailing 67:70 with just under four minutes to go, a big triple by Michael Mokongo tied the game up and Apoel never looked back as they took the initiative with some big plays and impressive defence. Lewis Hopkins (203-F/C-73, agency: Strategic Sports, college: New Orleans) led the way with 17 points, Heath Brandon netted 15, while Hughes Rick notched 14. Dragicevic Vladimir delivered 23 points in defeat. Simonovic Marko and Maras Ivan followed him with 11 points each.

Chalon - Scavolini PS 94-88
Chalon beat Scavolini 94:88 in the last game of Group K however could not make it to the next round. Italian side even with the loss guaranteed the place there earlier in the tournament. It was a productive and offensive start for both teams that nailed 50 points in the first period. The Italian side had 27:23 lead, however Chalon responded with 25-19 in the second frame. Shaw brought Scavolini 66:62 at the end of thirty minutes, while Cinciarini tasted the last lead with his team at 77:75. With the game hanging in the balance at 81:81 with just over three minutes remaining, Chalon held firm to take the win. Nicolas Lang (196-G-90, agency: Beo Basket) brought the last points from the free throw line to win the game with his team. Nicolas Lang top-scored for the winners with 27 points, Lauvergne Joffrey posted 15 and Zianveni Maxime added 13. Cinciarini Daniele replied with 22 points in the losing effort, while Joksimovic Nebojsa notched 13. Scavolini will now face Antwerp that finished second in Group L. Roanne edged Antwerp 68:66 in the last game of Group L as both sides advanced to Elite 8 of EuroChallenge. Roanne won the group with 4-2 record, while Antwerp grabbed 3-3 record on the second place.

Group L
Roanne - Antwerp 68-66
Roanne edged Antwerp 68:66 in the last game of Group L as both sides advanced to Elite 8 of EuroChallenge. Roanne won the group with 4-2 record, while Antwerp grabbed 3-3 record on the second place. The French side opened the game with some good baskets and won the first and the second periods. The had 20-17 after the first 10 minutes, while increased to 35:28 at the halftime. Moors Roel tied the game at 35:35, while he made also 44:44 later in the quarter. A 7-0 run however allowed the hosts to take 51:44 after 30 minutes. The game remained tight, as the squads looked on their way to victory before Giants scored 11 unanswered points capped by Gay's trey to set up the thrilling finish. Diabate made two free throws at the end of the game for the final success. Uchenna Nsonwu (208-F/C-78, agency: Beo Basket, college: Wyoming) top-scored for the winners with 22 points and Mims Ralph added 12. Gay Brandon answered with 20 points in the losing effort. Moors Roel notched 16, whilst Brown Graham collected 14 points and 13 rebounds. In 1/4 Finals Roanne will face Apoel that overcame 81:76 to clinch the second spot in Group K of EuroChallenge and advanced to Last 8. The team from Montenegro tried hard however finished with 2-4 record. Antwerp will take on Scavolini that even with the loss in the last game guaranteed the place there earlier in Group L.

Banvit - Enisey 94-85
Banvit advanced to the next round of EuroChallenge as they sent Enisey out of it. The Turkish side needed 94:85 win to take 3-3 record in Group L, while the Russian side fell at 2-4. Both teams needed the victory and hoped for the last victory in the group. Kambala Kaspars brought the guests the first points, while Williams was active for the hosts. Enisey led in the majority of the period and had 23:18 in the end of it. Gurgen Ufuk managed to tie the score with his team at 27:27. Cankaya nailed three for 38:34, whilst Kambala Kaspars tied it at 41:41. Demeshkin with a tip-in gave the Russian squad 43:42 halftime lead. It became even hotter in the second half as the pressure and intrigue remained in the game. Williams scored for 55:54 and Baris Ermis (194-G-85) gave his side 63:61. Chalmers made it equal again at 73:73 and Savkov brought Enisey 78:77 lead that became the last one in the game. Banvit needed 10-0 run to answer all the questions in the court. Baris Ermis later made two free throws for the final success. Baris Ermis paced all the winners with 19 points. Cakic Goran notched 14, while Gurgen Ufuk added 13. Kambala Kaspars finished the night with 17 points in the losing effort and Komarovski Andrei scored 13.



Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Anthony TUCKER
  Bnei Hasharon
  (198-F-85)
  Avg: 23.4
 1. Tucker, BC Donetsk23.4 
 2. Mitchell, Khimik21.3 
 3. Renfroe, VEF Riga20.2 
 4. Giannoulis, AEL19.5 
 5. Perry, BC Donetsk18.2 
 6. Flores, Krasnie .18.0 
 7. Banks, Liege18.0 
 8. Smith, Keravnos17.8 
 9. Simon, Strasbourg17.8 
 10. Hopkins, AP.16.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jason CONLEY
  Wels
  (196-G-81)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Conley, Wels10.8 
 2. Burlacu, Ploiesti10.2 
 3. Ebong, M.Hainaut9.7 
 4. Blanchard, Khimik9.3 
 5. Nsonwu, Roanne8.8 
 6. Simon, Strasbourg8.3 
 7. Thomas, Liege8.2 
 8. Tomic, KK.8.2 
 9. Beasley, Eiff.Tow.8.1 
 10. Anderson, Goett.7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Alex RENFROE
  VEF Riga
  (190-G-86)
  Avg: 9.8
 1. Renfroe, VEF Riga9.8 
 2. Everett, Chalon7.4 
 3. Oliver, Eiff.Towers6.2 
 4. Bremer, Krasnie .6.1 
 5. Mitchell, Khimik5.7 
 6. Lukashov, BC Kyiv5.5 
 7. Heurtel, Strasbourg5.5 
 8. Covic, FMP5.4 
 9. Cooper, Keravnos5.3 
 10. Green, Scavolini PS4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Alex RENFROE
  VEF Riga
  (190-G-86)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Renfroe, VEF Riga2.7 
 2. Mitchell, Khimik2.7 
 3. Green, Scavolini PS2.6 
 4. Rodgers, EclipseJet2.5 
 5. Ermis, Banvit2.4 
 6. Kolchenko, Khimik2.3 
 7. Fields, Wels2.3 
 8. Woodside, Gravelines2.3 
 9. Lukashov, BC Kyiv2.2 
 10. Krstic, KK.2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Taj GRAY
  Chalon
  (202-F/C-84)
  Avg: 2
 1. Gray, Chalon2.0 
 2. Morrison, TU/Rock2.0 
 3. Owens, BC Donetsk1.7 
 4. Kravtsov, BC Kyiv1.7 
 5. Akpomedah, Grave.1.7 
 6. Darden, Strasbourg1.3 
 7. Talts, TU/Rock1.2 
 8. Musli, FMP1.1 
 9. Zoric, KK.1.1 
 10. Cisse, AP.1.1 


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  EUROCUP   


Standings
Eurocup Standings
Group I
 1. ALBA 4-2 
 2. Aris 3-3 
 3. DKV Joventut 3-3 
 4. Le Mans 2-4 
Group J
 1. Valencia BC 5-1 
 2. Hap.Jerusalem 4-2 
 3. Unics 3-3 
 4. Galatasaray 0-6 
Group K
 1. Bizkaia Bilbao 4-2 
 2. Panellinios 4-2 
 3. Benetton TV 2-4 
 4. Brose Baskets 2-4 
Group L
 1. Gran Canaria 4-2 
 2. CEZ Nymburk 3-3 
 3. Crvena Zvez. 3-3 
 4. T.Telekom 2-4 


Eurocup Round: 6 (Top 16) - by Eurobasket News
Group I
Le Mans - Aris 79-75
Aris made into the EuroCup Quarterfinal despite losing their Last 16 stage finale in France. Le Mans wrapped up their European season in style scoring the second victory in Group I. Marc Salyers (205-F-79, college: Samford) came up with 25 points and 8 rebounds to pace the hosts. Aris will now take on Valencia in the quarterfinal series. Le Mans entered the game strongly and earned a 15:8 lead midway through the period. But Aris were ready for the challenge and responded with ten unanswered points to grab a 24:22 lead ten minutes into the encounter. The teams traded baskets throughout the second period with neither side able to dominate. The halftime scoreboard read 37:37. Jeremy Richardson and Dikoudis helped the visitors pull in front early in the third frame. But Le Mans soon erased the deficit and surged ahead early in the final quarter. Spencer made it 67:59 for the home team. Aris got closer for several times before Antoine Diot (191-G-89) went perfect from the stripe in the dying seconds sealing the deal for Le Mans. Antoine Diot finished with 18 points for Le Mans. Maleye NDoye added 12 points for the winners. Kiki Clark accounted for 18 points, 6 boards and 4 assists for Aris. Jeremy Richardson netted 14 points in defeat.

DKV Joventut - ALBA 62-68
ALBA Berlin punched the ticket into the EuroCup quarterfinals. They claimed a decisive victory in the final round of action in Last 16 Group I. The German team outgunned Joventut in Badalona to set up their quarterfinal clash with Hapoel Jerusalem. It was a do-or-die battle for both teams. Joventut seemed the better side throughout the opening three quarters before ALBA came from behind in the final stanza and silenced the fans at the Palau Olimpic De Badalona. ALBA opened the encounter with nine points in a row before Joventut came back from slumber and rallied in front. Uros Tripkovic capped the frame with two free throws giving Joventut a 15:13 lead at the first break. The second period turned into a low-scoring battle as the teams combined for only 18 points. Joventut had the upper hand as they posted a 26:20 advantage at the interval. Luka Bogdanovic stretched the margin at 11 points early in the third quarter but ALBA managed to strike back. Derrick Byars (202-G/F-84, agency: Priority Sports, college: Vanderbilt) exploded with a pair of triples to keep the visitors in the game. ALBA entered the fourth frame down by 7 points. Adam Chubb and Sekulic opened the final stanza strongly putting ALBA in charge. Luka Bogdanovic drew things level but Adam Chubb and Derrick Byars stepped up again to establish a 56:49 lead for the visiting team. Uros Tripkovic and Luka Bogdanovic exploded with three-pointers but it was too late for Joventut to save the encounter. ALBA stayed calm and sealed the win from the stripe. Immanuel McElroy (193-G-80, college: Cincinnati) scored 14 points and grabbed 6 rebounds for ALBA. Derrick Byars added 11 points in the win. Uros Tripkovic accounted for 17 points and 6 boards for Joventut. Luka Bogdanovic netted 10 points in defeat.

Group J
Valencia BC - Unics 91-81
Serhiy Lishchuk (210-C/F-82, agency: Beo Basket) scored 18 points to lead Valencia past Unics in Spain. The victory helped the Spanish team clinch the top spot in the EuroCup Last 16 Group J. Valencia will now take on Aris in the tournaments quarterfinal. Unics ended their campaign at the third position in the pool. Unics accounted for the first four points in the game before Valencia took over. The hosts surged ahead and soon Perovic triggered a 6:0 run that put the hosts up by 7. Unics got closer before Claver hit a buzzer-beating triple for a 24:19 advantage. Serhiy Lishchuk exploded with five quick points early in the second term as Valencia opened a double-digit advantage. Unics bounced back cutting the deficit to 5 points but Valencia kept on persisting as they established a 46:34 lead at halftime. The margin grew at 13-point mark early in the third stanza but once again Unics found the way to strike back as they went on an 8:0 run to stay close. Valencia burst out with a 20:3 run to close the period and suddenly they were in full control 73:55. Unics cut the distance to 15 points in the fourth frame but Thomas Kelati silenced the visitors with a treble. Unics fought till the final seconds cutting the deficit but it was too late to save the game. Rafael Martinez (191-G-82) provided 14 points for Valencia. Thomas Kelati and Matt Nielsen delivered 13 points apiece in the victory. Maciej Lampe replied with 20 points and 11 rebounds for Unics. Terrell Lyday had 16 points in defeat.

Galatasaray - Hap.Jerusalem 98-111
Hapoel Jerusalem finished the EuroCup Last 16 action with an impressive road win over Galatasaray. Yuval Naimy (188-G-85, agency: Arik Krayn Services) scored 27 points and dished out 7 assists to lead Hapoel to the fourth win in Group J. The Jerusalem outfit reached the tournament quarterfinal where they are slated to take on ALBA. Galatasaray in the meantime suffered the sixth straight defeat in the competition. Hapoel stormed into the game taking a 6:0 lead. Galatasaray got closer but just to watch the visitors go on an 8:0 rally for a 22:12 lead. Hapoel maintained the advantage building a 32:22 advantage at the first break. Hapoel stayed in front for some time before the Turkish team bounced back. Darius Washington triggered a 9:0 run as Galatasaray came within one point. Rancik finally put the home team in charge before Dijon Thompson (201-G/F-83, college: UCLA) knotted things up at 51 heading into the dressing room. Galatasaray pulled in front early in the third quarter. Michael J Wilkinson, Jasaitis and Washington kept the home team in the drivers seat throughout the third term. Galatasaray entered the fourth period ahead by 7 points 74:67. But the hosts conceded a stunning 0:16 spurt from the visitors as Hapoel put a firm grip on the lead and raced to the win at the end. Chester Simmons scored 25 points for Hapoel. Dijon Thompson added 20 points in the winning effort. Michael J Wilkinson responded with 27 points for Galatasaray. Darius Washington had 22 points, 6 assists and 4 boards in defeat.

Group K
Panellinios - Bizkaia Bilbao 77-70
Panellinios defeated visiting Bilbao but still did not prevent the Basque team from claiming the top position in the group. Devin Smith (196-G/F-81, college: Virginia) nailed 18 points to pace the hosts as they clinched the second spot. Ian Vougioukas (212-C/F-85, college: St.Louis) added 14 points for the winners. Javier Salgado accounted for 12 points and 6 assists for Bilbao. Axel Hevelle netted 11 points in the losing effort.

Benetton TV - Brose Baskets 86-70
Benetton entertained the crowd at the Palaverde with a comfortable win over Bamberg in the final round of EuroCup Last 16 stage. Both teams entered the game with no chance of reaching quarterfinals. Benetton proved the stronger side ending Group K campaign on a high note. Benetton thus caught up with Bamberg at 2-4 record and occupied the third position in the ladder. The hosts quickly established an 11:5 lead but Anton Gavel was there to answer. The Slovakian guard fired 5 points to give the visitors a 12:11 lead. The first frame stayed close and the teams finished tied at 20. Sandro Nicevic (210-C-76, agency: Beo Basket) and Davor Kus stepped up for Benetton in the second period giving the home team a comfortable advantage. Mark Worthington fought bravely for Bamberg as he helped the German team got within one late in the half. K.C. Rivers capped the half with a three-pointer securing a 44:40 lead for Benetton. The hosts entered the second half firing from all guns. They burst out with a 17:0 run to leave Bamberg far behind. The Italian team controlled the game from now building a 16-point cushion before the fourth stanza. Sandro Nicevic boosted the gap to 22 points early in the quarter and Benetton did not look back en route to the win. Sandro Nicevic scored 22 points and collected 10 rebounds to lead the effort. Gary Neal (193-G-84, college: Towson) contributed 16 points, while Davor Kus had 14 in the win. Tibor Pleiss and Mark Worthington finished with 18 points each in the loss.

Group L
CEZ Nymburk - T.Telekom 84-94
Nymburk surrendered against visiting Turk Telekom in the final round of EuroCup Last 16 stage. The loss however did not prevent the Czech champions from advancing into the Last 8 of the tournament. Turk Telekom celebrated just the second win in Group L and stayed in the fourth place in the pool. Nymburk will now face Bilbao in the quarterfinals. Turk Telekom had no other burden but to play for the win and so they did. Yarangume fired 22 points to pace the charge. Nymburk looked the better side in the starting frame. The hosts accumulated a 24:18 lead ten minutes into the encounter. Arthur Lee and Ron Lewis dragged the hosts to 10-point advantage early in the second period. Turk Telekom ignited a 15:5 run midway through the second stanza as the visitors tied things up at 37. Nymburk eked out a 43:41 lead at the interval. The lead changed hands for several times throughout the third stanza before Demond Mallet (186-G-78, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: Mc Neese St.) stepped up for Turk Telekom. He notched 5 points giving the Ankara team a 71:64 lead with ten minutes to go. The gap grew at 7 points before Nymburk bounced back. The hosts cut the deficit to a single point however Demond Mallet dropped five more points and Bekir Yarangume (198-F-79) drained a triple to seal the victory for Turk Telekom. Ersin Dagli netted 16 points for the visitors. Demond Mallet contributed 14 points for Turk Telekom. Arthur Lee notched 22 points for Nymburk. Ron Lewis posted 17 points in defeat.

Gran Canaria - Crvena Zvez. 81-58
Gran Canaria qualified into the EuroCup quarterfinals. The Spanish team held off Crvena Zvezda in the decisive clash in Group L to advance. Crvena Zvezda have been left outside the tournaments Last 8. Will McDonald (207-C-79, college: S.Florida) scored 24 points and grabbed 7 rebounds to lead the charge. Jaycee Carroll (188-G-83, agency: Priority Sports) helped the hosts to an 8:3 start to the game. Marko Keselj, Oliver Stevic and Radivojevic drew things level 14 late in the opening frame. But Gran Canaria eked out an 18:15 lead ten minutes into the game. The hosts opened the second frame with six points in a row to stretch the margin. Gran Canaria controlled the encounter and built a 17-point lead late in the half. Videnov and Oliver Stevic answered with five points in a row for Crvena Zvezda as the Serbian team went into the dressing room down by 15. Jaycee Carroll stepped up for the hosts early in the third stanza. He helped Gran Canaria accumulate a 20-point lead and the Spanish outfit maintained it well enough to enjoy a 64:42 buffer heading into the fourth frame. Marko Keselj opened the fourth stanza with a three-pointer but Jaycee Carroll, Will McDonald and Sanders silenced the visitors for good in this one. Jaycee Carroll provided 13 points, while Daniel Kickert added 10 points in the winning effort. Oliver Stevic responded with 12 points and 8 rebounds for Crvena Zvezda. Marko Keselj contributed 11 points in defeat.



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  FRANCE   


Chalon beat Scavolini 94:88 in the last game of Group K - by Eurobasket News
Chalon - Scavolini 94:88

Chalon beat Scavolini 94:88 in the last game of Group K however could not make it to the next round. Italian side even with the loss guaranteed the place there earlier in the tournament.
It was a productive and offensive start for both teams that nailed 50 points in the first period. The Italian side had 27:23 lead, however Chalon responded with 25-19 in the second frame. Shaw brought Scavolini 66:62 at the end of thirty minutes, while Cinciarini tasted the last lead with his team at 77:75. With the game hanging in the balance at 81:81 with just over three minutes remaining, Chalon held firm to take the win. Nicolas Lang (196-G-90, agency: Beo Basket) brought the last points from the free throw line to win the game with his team.
Nicolas Lang top-scored for the winners with 27 points, Joffrey Lauvergne (207-F-91) posted 15 and Maxime Zianveni (198-F-79) added 13. Daniele Cinciarini (194-G-83) replied with 22 points in the losing effort, while Nebojsa Joksimovic (193-G-81, agency: Beo Basket) notched 13.
Scavolini will now face Antwerp that finished second in Group L. Roanne edged Antwerp 68:66 in the last game of Group L as both sides advanced to Elite 8 of EuroChallenge. Roanne won the group with 4-2 record, while Antwerp grabbed 3-3 record on the second place.

Chalon: Nicolas Lang 27, Joffrey Lauvergne 15, Maxime Zianveni 13
Scavolini: Daniele Cinciarini 22, Nebojsa Joksimovic 13



Standings - N1
NM1 Standings
 1. Reims 18-7 
 2. Denain 17-8 
 3. Le Puy 17-8 
 4. Challans 15-10 
 5. Chalons 15-10 
 6. Blois 15-10 
 7. Angers BC 49 14-11 
 8. Denek 14-11 
 9. Boulogne 14-11 
 10. St Etienne 13-11 
 11. St Quentin 13-11 
 12. Get Vosges 12-13 
 13. Lievin 12-13 
 14. Angers EOSL 11-14 
 15. St Chamond 10-15 
 16. Cognac 9-16 
 17. Longwy 3-22 
 18. CFBB 2-23 


Stats Leaders - ProA
Points Per Game
 Derrick OBASOHAN
  Hyeres-Toulon
  (199-F-81)
  Avg: 20.4
 1. Obasohan, Hyeres-T.20.4 
 2. Spencer, Le Mans18.2 
 3. Vassallo, Paris-.17.3 
 4. Roberson, Stras.17.0 
 5. Banks, Orleans17.0 
 6. Chatfield, Rouen15.8 
 7. Greer, Nancy15.3 
 8. Woodside, Gravelines15.2 
 9. Terrell, Hyeres-T.15.0 
 10. Edwards, Grave.14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mouhamed SENE
  Hyeres-Toulon
  (213-C-86)
  Avg: 12.4
 1. Sene, Hyeres-Toulon12.4 
 2. Issa, Vichy11.2 
 3. Falker, Cholet8.8 
 4. Nsonwu, Roanne8.5 
 5. Greer, Nancy8.5 
 6. Edwards, Grave.8.0 
 7. Fazekas, Dijon7.8 
 8. Terrell, Hyeres-T.7.3 
 9. Akpomedah, Grave.7.0 
 10. Akingbala, Nancy6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Kareem REID
  Vichy
  (178-G-75)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Reid, Vichy7.5 
 2. Rogers, Rouen6.7 
 3. Everett, Chalon6.7 
 4. Greer, Nancy6.2 
 5. Pierce, Hyeres-T.5.5 
 6. Neitzel, Chalon5.3 
 7. Heurtel, Strasbourg5.2 
 8. Sciarra, Orleans5.1 
 9. Woodside, Gravelines4.9 
 10. Tchicamboud, Nancy4.9 
Steals Per Game
 John LINEHAN
  Cholet
  (175-G-78)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Linehan, Cholet2.8 
 2. Rogers, Rouen2.2 
 3. Flowers, Vichy2.0 
 4. Greer, Nancy2.0 
 5. Melody, Vichy1.8 
 6. Miller, Le Havre1.8 
 7. Spencer, Le Mans1.8 
 8. Issa, Vichy1.8 
 9. Banks, Orleans1.7 
 10. Ball, Paris-Levallois1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Mouhamed SENE
  Hyeres-Toulon
  (213-C-86)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Sene, Hyeres-Toulon2.7 
 2. Issa, Vichy2.4 
 3. Akpomedah, Grave.1.8 
 4. Slaughter, Nancy1.6 
 5. Badiane, Poitiers1.6 
 6. Akingbala, Nancy1.5 
 7. Falker, Cholet1.3 
 8. Fazekas, Dijon1.3 
 9. Soliman, Rouen1.2 
 10. Simon, Strasbourg1.1 


Stats Leaders - ProB
Points Per Game
 Jason SIGGERS
  Lille
  (187-G-85)
  Avg: 18.6
 1. Siggers, Lille18.6 
 2. Davis, Charleville18.2 
 3. Dunn, Maurienne16.6 
 4. Gipson, Pau-Lacq.16.5 
 5. Gay, Fos Ouest16.5 
 6. Coleman, Bourg16.3 
 7. McKenzie, St Va.16.2 
 8. Mohammed, Limoges16.2 
 9. Huertas, Fos Ouest16.1 
 10. Ingram, Clermont15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Luc-Arthur VEBOBE
  Antibes
  (203-F-80)
  Avg: 10.4
 1. Vebobe, Antibes10.4 
 2. Giles, Nantes9.9 
 3. McClark, Bourg8.2 
 4. Bing, Clermont8.2 
 5. Badiane, Nanterre7.9 
 6. Melicie, Brest7.9 
 7. McKenzie, St Va.7.6 
 8. Calasan, Charleville7.5 
 9. Badiane, Maurienne7.5 
 10. Mathis, Evreux7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Philippe DA SILVA
  Evreux
  (192-G-79)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Da Silva, Evreux8.1 
 2. Taylor, Le Portel6.6 
 3. Downey, Nantes6.4 
 4. Kerckhof, Antibes6.4 
 5. Mullins, Bourg6.2 
 6. Gipson, Pau-Lacq.5.9 
 7. McIntosh, St Va.5.9 
 8. Dunn, Maurienne5.1 
 9. Cisse, Fos Ouest5.1 
 10. Ingram, Clermont4.9 
Steals Per Game
 Errick CRAVEN
  Boulazac
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Craven, Boulazac2.9 
 2. Driss, Bordeaux2.9 
 3. Riley, Nanterre2.8 
 4. Mullins, Bourg2.3 
 5. Siggers, Lille2.3 
 6. Periac, Bordeaux2.2 
 7. Denave, St Vallier2.1 
 8. McKenzie, St Va.2.0 
 9. Paelay, Charleville2.0 
 10. Da Silva, Evreux2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Tarvis WILLIAMS
  Bordeaux
  (205-F/C-78)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Williams, Bordeaux1.9 
 2. Ford, Limoges1.9 
 3. Gay, Fos Ouest1.8 
 4. Badiane, Maurienne1.7 
 5. Owona, Bordeaux1.3 
 6. Gouez, Lille1.1 
 7. Badiane, Nanterre1.0 
 8. Bauer, Pau-Lacq.0.9 
 9. N''Diaye, Le Portel0.9 
 10. Joseph, Pau-Lacq.0.8 


Roanne edged Antwerp as both sides advanced to Elite 8 of EuroChallenge - by Eurobasket News
Roanne - Antwerp 68:66

Roanne edged Antwerp 68:66 in the last game of Group L as both sides advanced to Elite 8 of EuroChallenge. Roanne won the group with 4-2 record, while Antwerp grabbed 3-3 record on the second place.
The French side opened the game with some good baskets and won the first and the second periods. The had 20-17 after the first 10 minutes, while increased to 35:28 at the halftime. Roel Moors (188-G-78, agency: Agency No 10) tied the game at 35:35, while he made also 44:44 later in the quarter. A 7-0 run however allowed the hosts to take 51:44 after 30 minutes. The game remained tight, as the squads looked on their way to victory before Giants scored 11 unanswered points capped by Gay's trey to set up the thrilling finish. Diabate made two free throws at the end of the game for the final success.
Uchenna Nsonwu (208-F/C-78, agency: Beo Basket, college: Wyoming) top-scored for the winners with 22 points and Ralph Mims (191-G-85, college: Florida St.) added 12. Brandon Gay (203-F-82, agency: Edge Sports, college: San Diego) answered with 20 points in the losing effort. Roel Moors notched 16, whilst Graham Brown (205-C-84, college: Michigan) collected 14 points and 13 rebounds.
In 1/4 Finals Roanne will face Apoel that overcame 81:76 to clinch the second spot in Group K of EuroChallenge and advanced to Last 8. The team from Montenegro tried hard however finished with 2-4 record.
Antwerp will take on Scavolini that even with the loss in the last game guaranteed the place there earlier in Group L.

Roanne: Uchenna Nsonwu 22, Ralph Mims 12
Antwerp: Brandon Gay 20, Roel Moors 16, Graham Brown 14+13 rebs


NM1: Equipement against relegation - by Chris Spiesser
Lievin replaced the injured Sanjay Adell by Lavell Payne (203-F-85, agency: ACMT, college: Cent.Florida). The US forward who started his european carrer in eastren Europe, averages 12pts, 3.5rbs and 2.5 blk after 2 NM1 games. Pierre Besson , Lievin's present coach, drove his team for the last time against ESSL angers, he should assist his replaceman next week-end. Besson is not fired told Alain Bogaert, the president, the technician wants to spare some time for family and job.
In St-Chamond, Derrick Russel got aso a replaceman, Silas Mills (200-F-72, college: Utah St.). This experienced all-arounder is back in France after a mexican episode, and will need to improve his first NM1 delivery: 2pts (1/7) and 4rbs.


BCM Gravelines Dunkerque Grand Littoral sign Juby Johnson - by Eurobasket
BCM Gravelines Dunkerque Grand Littoral signed 29-year old American guard Juby Johnson (196-G-81, college: Miami, OH). Johnson played most recently at Azovmash Mariupol (Ukraine). Johnson played also pro basketball in Croatia and Ukraine.
Judy collected Eurocup Quarterfinals -09 while he was playing with KK Zadar (Croatia-A1): Eurocup: 13 games: 7.9ppg, 2.3rpg, 1.2apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 51.2%, 3PT: 22.7%, FT: 70.5%; Adriatic League: 22 games: 10.6ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.2apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 47.6%, 3PT: 35.3%, FT: 67.6%; Croatian League: 15 games: 6.8ppg, 3.2rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 69.4%, 3PT: 38.2%, FT: 81.3%
in hif first game with Gravelines, Johnson played 23 minutes, 9 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists
By Eurobasket Data Center


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Superleague: Round 7 review - by Eurobasket News
Rabotnicki - Feni Indistrija 56-110
Feni Industri came to Skopje and blew their hosts Rabotnicki out of the gym, after beating them 56-110. Bojan Trajkovski (206-C/F-88, agency: Global Sports Plaza) led the rout with 33 points. He got help from the likes of Sergey Tsvetkov (196-G/F-88, agency: Interperformances) who added 17 points, as well as Bosko Jovovic and Goran Samardziev who finished the game with 14 points apiece. For hosts, Bojan Taleski and Vladimir Gotic were the only two players to reach double digits after scoring 16 and 12 points respectively.

Torus - V.Osiguruvanje 81-85
Vardar Osiguruvanje secured an important away win after overcoming their hosts Torus 81-85. Pero Blazevski (200-C-72) led the visiting side with 22 points. Toni Simic (210-C-76) had 15 points and 13 rebounds, while Damjan Stojanovski also scored 15 points to go along his 10 boards. For Torus, Dimitar Karadozvski poured in 30 points and dished out 9 assists.

Ovce Pole - Pelister 96-86
Ovce Pole hosted Pelister and won the match fairly comfortably 96-86. Hosts were led by Aleksandar Held (81) who scored 23 points. He received support from Danilo Sibalic (204-C-88) and Marjan Maldenovic who added 17 points each, with the latter also recording 12 assists. For Pelister not even 30 points by Djordji Anakievski nor 22 by Jove Curciev could prevent the loss in this one.

Play-Out
MZT Skopje - Plejmejker K. 72-70
In the Play-out match, MZT Skopje and Plejmejker Kubus played a close game in which hosts had more sports luck winning the game 72-70. Nemanja Stankovic (195-F-89) was great for winners, as he scored 21 points while Vladimir Georgievski (194-G/F-82) followed with 16 points. For Plejmejker Kubus, Nick Stallinag and Brandon Cole stood out with 21 and 20 points respectively.



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Ade Dagunduro (MBC) Postgame thoughts To 70-58 Victory Against The Duesseldorf Giants - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
AdAdeola Dagunduro (196-G-86, college: Nebraska) is a 23 year old 196cm guard from Inglewood, California that is playing his first season in the BEKO BBL fort he MBC Wolves. He grew up a few steps from the legendary Forum which was home to NBA legends like Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul Jaabar and James Worthy. He started his career at Antelope Valley junior college before transfering to Nebraska. In the 2007-2008 season, he played 33 games averaging 8.9ppg, 3.6rpg, 1.7apg, FGP: 49.1%, 3Pts: 36.4%, FT: 60.6%. In his senior year, he played 31 games averaging 12.8ppg, 4.4rpg, 1.4apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 52.0%, 3Pts: 34.4%, FT: 69.7%. He took some time to talk to eurobasket after the 70-58 win against The Duesseldorf Giants.

Ade, congrats on the 70-58 win. Would it be fair to say that after the first few minutes of the first quarter that MBC was clearly the better team on this night?


I 'm not sure it was clear at the beginning of the game we were the better team but slowy and surely we started to show our strength.

In the second quarter, MBC continued to have the lead, but Duesseldorf kept fighting back not letting you run away with the game. Why did MBC have the lead at halftime?


Their guys did a good job of not letting us pull away and I think we had the lead because of our inside play with our big guys they had a nice size advantage.

What did coach Bjorn Harmsen tell the team at halftime to do better in the second half?

Coach Harmsen said at halftime that in order to win the game we must continue to offensive rebound good which we did a pretty good job of.

In the third quarter, MBC had their biggest lead of 13 points. Was key that MBC was finding ways to score in many different ways?


The third quarter was big for us, because we were able to continue to score because we have a lot of weapons on the team so its tough to stop us because you usually do not know who to key on.

In the fourth quarter, MBC didnt allow Duesseldorf to get any closer than five points. How happy were you with the MBC defense on this day?


Our defense was good in the fourth quarter. That is the main thing we work on at practice so it is always good to see it work out good in the game.

Who was more difficult to guard Carter or Walker?


Carter and Walker are both good players I would say Walker is tougher to guard because he is much quicker and slicker at getting by defenders.

MBC forced Koko Archibong and Eric Taylor to a combined 9 turnovers? Was this half of the rent to the win making these two guys make so many mistakes?



We didnt really want Koko to beat us with the drive so we were double and triple teaming him at times and I think thats what made him make some many turnovers.

What was a highlight in the game that wasnt necessarily seen in the stats?


The highlight of the game may have been the hustle of our captain Sascha Leutloff. He plays so hard that is why good things happen to him on the court he got two three huge offensive rebounds in the fourth quarter to seal the game for us.

What was the last DVD that you saw?


The last DvD I saw was Ocean Thirteen I watch all the Ocean movies all the time.
Thanks Ade for the chat.



Goettingen won Group I of EuroChallenge - by Eurobasket News
Eiffel Towers - Goettingen 67:86

Goettingen won Group I of EuroChallenge as they stormed past Eiffel Towers in the last game. The German side needed 86:57 twin the group with 5-1 record.
It was a game with little riding on it as Eiffel Towers were already eliminated while Gottingen had already sealed top spot. The German side opened the game with 7-0 run and enjoyed 25:8 at the end of the first period. The second period was also won by the favorites that improved to 42:21 at the halftime. Blackwood nailed three to open the third frame and Frazier scored for 48:30. Oliver scored from the perimeter for 64:37 after three quarters. Later in the game the teams were just killing time as it became clear about the result. Jordan with a jump shot made the final score to advance with his team to 1/4 Finals.
Taylor Rochestie (185-G-85, college: Washington St.) and Ben Jacobson (188-G-83, college: N.Iowa) top-scored for the winners with 19 points each. Rogier Jansen (188-G-84, agency: Court Side) netted 15 in defeat, while Tristan Blackwood (183-G-85) and Kees Akerboom (200-F-83, agency: Court Side) had 12 apiece.
In the Quarterfinals of EuroChallenge will face FMP Belgrade that clinched the EuroChallenge Quarter-Final Round ticket with a comprehensive 81:55 victory against Belgacom Liege. The Serbian team finished second in Group J with 4-2 record, while Liege finishes with 1-5 record.


The first Quarterfinals to be played on March 23rd.

Eiffel Towers: Rogier Jansen 15, Tristan Blackwood 12, Kees Akerboom 12
Goettingen: Taylor Rochestie 19, Ben Jacobson 19



KK Zagreb eliminate Art.Dragons from EuroChallenge - by Eurobasket News
KK Zagreb CO - Art.Dragons 69:67

KK Zagreb won Group J of EuroChallenge and jumped into Quarter Final Round after the home victory over Art.Dragons. The Croatian side survived a 69:67 thriller to leave the German side out of the 1/4 Finals.
The win allowed the team to step into the next stage and both teams stayed close to each other for the majority of the game. Art.Dragons had a good start of 10:2 lead as Toby Bailey (198-G/F-75, college: UCLA) made a three-pointer. KK Zagreb CO responded with 9-0 run and grabbed 16:14 lead at the end of the period. Peavy however brought the guests 17:16 advantage at the end of the 10 minutes. It was hot also in the second quarter as after 18-15 for the hosts they had 34:32 halftime lead. KK Zagreb remained in front in the third frame but their lead was minimum all the time. Barac scored for 49:47 at the end of thirty minutes. The Dragons however replied with some consecutive baskets for 61:54 lead with less then 7 minutes to play. Darren Fenn (208-C-80, agency: Limelight Hoops, college: Canisius) held the score at 65:59 with 3 minutes to go, but the Croatian side managed to win the game. With a 9-0 run they took the lead, while Krunoslav Simon (197-G/F-85) brought the final 69:67 win.
Luka Zoric (211-C/F-84) top-scored for the winners with 18 points and 10 rebounds for 4-2 record. Andrej Stimac (204-F/C-79) netted 15, while Krunoslav Simon posted 13. Folarin Campbell (193-G/F-86, college: George Mason) finished the night with 16 point in defeat, while Darren Fenn posted 15 and Toby Bailey added 12.

KK Zagreb CO: Luka Zoric 18+10 rebs, Andrej Stimac 15, Krunoslav Simon 13
Art.Dragons: Folarin Campbell 16, Darren Fenn 15, Toby Bailey 12


Deandre Haynes (Paderborn Baskets) Postgame Thoughts To 78-63 Loss Against The Giessen 46ers - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
DeAndre Haynes (187-G-84, college: Kent St.) is a 25 year old 187 cm guard from Detroit Michigan that is playing his first season in the BEKO BBL with The Paderborn Baskets. He played at Kent from 2002-2005 and at Kent state from 2005-2006. In his senior year, he played 34 games averaging 13.0ppg, 2.7rpg, 3.9apg, 1.7spg, FGP: 43.7%, 3PT: 39.7%, FT: 78.6%. He won the MAC Tournament in 2006 and was player of the year in the MAC conference in 2006. He came to Europe as a rookie and played in Belgium for BBC Royal Atomia Brussels playing 23 games and averaging 4.0ppg, 1.3rpg, 1.1apg, 1.0spg. The next season, he stayed in Belgium and played for Okapi Aalstar playing 35 games averaging 9.4ppg, 1.5rpg, 2.6apg, 1.3spg, 2FGP: 52.0%, 3PT: 34.0%, FT: 74.0%. Last season, he played in Hungary for Kecskemeti Univer KSE playing 26 games averaging 13.6ppg, 4.0rpg, 3.4apg, 2.1spg, FGP: 61.1%, 3PT: 37.5%, FT: 70.9%. He spoke to eurobasket after the 78-63 loss to the Giessen 46ers.

A tough loss at home. Only 2,400 fans showed up. How was the atmosphere in the Maspern Halle? Was the fan support still there?



We had a great turn out for the game, I'm just disappointed we couldnt get the job done. The support was great, and our fans cheered us on until the end.

How frustrating was this loss after the thrilling triple overtime win last weekend?


Well we played well against Trier, but Giessen was a total different team since the last time we played them. Every loss is frustrating, but we all try our best to move forward and focus on the next game.

The first quarter was pretty even, but in the second quarter, The Giessen 46ers went on a 17-5 run. Was that turning point in the second quarter?

The second quarter felt like they wasn't missing any shots, it was three pointer after three pointer, and we didn't do a good job of stopping them or putting points on the board.

The third quarter was pretty even as The Paderborn Baskets couldnt really make any ground on Giessen. Couldnt Giessen make some adjustments on offense or was Giessen stepping up their defense too much?



Giessen Played a really good game defensively and offensively. Overall they were a better team last night.

In the fourth quarter, nothing drastically changed either as Giessen was able to keep their big lead. What was missing in the Paderborn offense in the fourth quarter? It seemed like Paderborn was missing one key scoring ingredient like Malik Moore?


I think overall we played a decent game, but a lot of our shots wasn't falling. They shot the ball well, and we didn't.

Is it unjust to say that when Paderborn shoots so poorly at home and Giessen so well that one simply doesnt deserve to win?


It's not that we don't deserve to win, they showed up as the better team shooting a better percentage from the field. When you don't score, and lack on defense you can't win games.

Wing players Osvaldo Jeanty and Maurice Jeffers killed Paderborn with 39 points combined and 8 three pointers. Controlling these guys might have been the key to winning the game. Was it more contested shots or did they bury a lot of open shots?



They made a lot of uncontested shots which showed how poorly our defense was at points in the game. They both shot the ball extremely well throughout the game.

Having the thought that each game until the end of the season is your Superbowl. Is that an approach that might get results?



Well there is still some hope that we can make it out of the bottom two, and we know every game from here on out would be like a championship game for us. We still believe!

Who should win best picture at the Oscars?

Either Precious or Blind side.
Thanks Dre for the chat



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


Second Division: Match Day 20 Lavrio was the great winner against Pierikos Arhelaos - by Chris Mammides
Christos Serelis troops succeeded a great victory over the top seated team of Katerini, Pierikos Arhelaos with ten points difference over passing the six points loss of the first round between the teams. The league is starting from zero as there are at this stage and just 14 weeks before the end of the league it seems that this years competition will be the most awesome ever as the top seared team, of Katerini, Pierikos Arhelaos went down to the third spott with the team of Elefsina, Panelefsiniakos being the top seated with a +1 from Lavrio and Pierikos, while Panerythraikos is following with a -2 from the other two spots. The candidate teams for the two positions which are driving to the A2 league are currently four. Furthermore, a great performance from the experienced player Michalis Yfantis (201-F-79) who scored 40 points being the first player to score 40 points during 2010.Michalis Yfantis helped his team to succeed a road in overtime in Komotini. Other weird results were the road win of M. Alexandros in MENTs court with Dimitris Mitsikas (195-F-83) scoring 18 points, while Apollon Kalamatas thrashed the team of AEK Argous with 16 points difference and Panagiotis Nanis (195-F/G-80) adding another 25 points in his resume.. The results and the top scorers were as follows:

Lavrio Pierikos Arhelaos 75-65
Quarters: 11-14, 29-31, 51-39, 75-65
Lavrio: Giorgos Karvounis (180-G-72) 16, Psileas 28, Kousoulas 12
Pierikos Arhelaos: Rodostoglou 16, Cuk 18, Gogidis 14, Mtsakis 10

Komotini - Doukas 63-63, 69-73 in OT
Quarters: 15-10, 34-25, 47-43, 63-63, 69-73.
Komotini: Troulialis 13, Lehoudis 16, Yiorgos Koutsovasilis (199-F-75) 16, Dinas 11
Doukas: Melas 12, Michalis Yfantis 40.

AIAS Evosmou - Mantoulidis 80-64
Quarters: 15-24, 38-41, 60-55, 80-64
AIAS Evosmou: Papapetrou 13, Paritsis 10, Giorgos Filiousis (198-G-77) 14, Hatzivretas 11
Mantoulidis: Trantas 20, Georgakis 13.

Panelefsiniakos Anagennisi Floga 67-61
Quarters: 17-19, 39-39, 56-53, 67-61.
Panelefsiniakos, Giorgos Ventouris (188-G-84) 16, Theos 10
Anagennisi Floga: Kothras and Zarogiannis 11 each, Karipidis 16.

Panerythraikos Keravnos Aigiou 82-72
Quarters: 16-16, 41-29, 64-46, 82-72.
Panerythraikos: Kontoudis 11, Nikos Mantzioris (197-F-82) 20, Hopson 16, Haralampakis 12
Keravnos Aigiou: Kiriakidis 14, Georgaros 22, Petropoulos 10, Samourelis 14.


MENT M. Alexandros 67-70
Quarters: 15-15, 34-31, 55-47, 67-70


MENT:Tanakidis 11, Sfeikos 15, Brozos 11.
M. Alexandros: Dimitris Mitsikas 18, Maltesios 11.

Apollon Patras Ag. Paraskevi 74-68
Quarters:20-14, 43-27, 58-54, 75-68
Apollon Patras: Sakis Veskoukis (195-G-80) 18, Nikolaidis 13, Vlahopoulos 11, Koronides 10 .
Ag. Paraskevi: Sarikas 10, Hatzikostis 18, Giaourtoglou 15.

Apollon Kalamarias AEK Argous 71-55
Quarters: 15-17, 35-20, 50-42, and 71-55.
Apollon Kalamarias: Panagiotis Nanis 25.
AEK Argous: Papantoniou 17, Bitzis 14, Gavanopoulos



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


Lanco tops the LPB - by Gianni Pascucci
In the last round of LPB-Clausura 2009-2010, Lanco B.C. took a clear win, 134-90, over Australian Milk. After winning the first quarter, Lanco never looked back, ending the game with Pablo Cano (178-G-88) and Adrian Lemcke (191-F-77) top scorers at 29 points aech. Another time more, Walter Morales (180-G-83) showed his gerat shooting skills, scoring 40 points for Australian Milk in losing effort. Thanks to this win, Lanco B.C. reached USAC at the top of the table, with a 2-0 record


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PromotieDivisie Scores Round 18 & 19: MSV, A'Dam2, Red Giants get key wins. - by Terry Cooper
The execitement never dims as time winds down towards the playoffs in the Promoite. Some teams had a very busy weekend playing two games (make-up) and still able to make progress while others are still fighting towards those playoffs spots that are still up for grabs but closing fast. Amsterdam took advantage of BV Rooi's two game weekend by taking a narrow 73-71 win over their hosts while GOBA won on the road over Intl High Five 69-53. Red Giants won convincinly at home over VBC Akrides 93-80 while Punch won two in a row winning over Landstede2 71-62. Z&Z2 and BV Rooi got the best of Groene Uilen as both teams won 88-73 (BV Rooi) and 65-59 (Z&Z2). Thanks to Zeeger van Leeuwen (194-F-76) 24 points and great team play in the clutch. MSV Log.in won at home over talented newcomer Binnenland 86-74. Binnneland has now lost 3 in a row and its a close race between 3 teams for the top position in the league. BV Hoofddorp had the week off. It just gets tougher for all teams as 6 rounds remain before the playoffs begin. Anything can happen if teams lose focus on the prize. Stay Tuned...

Round 19 Scores n Make-ups:

High Five - Goba 53-69
Red Giants - VBC Akrides 93-80
BV Rooi - Groene Uilen 88-73
MSV Log in - Binnenland 86-74
BV Rooi - Amsterdam2 71-73
Landstede2 - Punch 62-71
Groene Uilen - Z&Z2 59-65

Round 18 Scores:


VBC Akrides - Punch 61-59
Punch - BV Hoofddorp 65-55
Amsterdam2 - Landstede2 65-41
VBC Akrides - BV Rooi 79-75
Goba - Red Giants 71-83
High Five - MSV Log in 1 62-73
Z&Z2 - Binnenland 82-70



Goettingen won Group I of EuroChallenge - by Eurobasket News
Eiffel Towers - Goettingen 67:86

Goettingen won Group I of EuroChallenge as they stormed past Eiffel Towers in the last game. The German side needed 86:57 twin the group with 5-1 record.
It was a game with little riding on it as Eiffel Towers were already eliminated while Gottingen had already sealed top spot. The German side opened the game with 7-0 run and enjoyed 25:8 at the end of the first period. The second period was also won by the favorites that improved to 42:21 at the halftime. Blackwood nailed three to open the third frame and Frazier scored for 48:30. Oliver scored from the perimeter for 64:37 after three quarters. Later in the game the teams were just killing time as it became clear about the result. Jordan with a jump shot made the final score to advance with his team to 1/4 Finals.
Taylor Rochestie (185-G-85, college: Washington St.) and Ben Jacobson (188-G-83, college: N.Iowa) top-scored for the winners with 19 points each. Rogier Jansen (188-G-84, agency: Court Side) netted 15 in defeat, while Tristan Blackwood (183-G-85) and Kees Akerboom (200-F-83, agency: Court Side) had 12 apiece.
In the Quarterfinals of EuroChallenge will face FMP Belgrade that clinched the EuroChallenge Quarter-Final Round ticket with a comprehensive 81:55 victory against Belgacom Liege. The Serbian team finished second in Group J with 4-2 record, while Liege finishes with 1-5 record.


The first Quarterfinals to be played on March 23rd.

Eiffel Towers: Rogier Jansen 15, Tristan Blackwood 12, Kees Akerboom 12
Goettingen: Taylor Rochestie 19, Ben Jacobson 19



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Its a three-peat as Mahram capture title again - by Eurobasket
Mahram underlined their superiority in Iranian basketball over the weekend by capping an unbeaten season with a 2-0 sweep of Zob Ahan Esfahan in the Super League Finals.
The leading club in Iran basketball captured the title for the third year running.
In a rematch of last years Finals, Mahram dominated Zob Ahan Esfahan in Game 1 on the road, winning 96-73 in Isfahan.
In Game 2 on Saturday and back at home, Mahram prevailed 93-73.
Mahram will not have long to celebrate.
Both they and Zob Ahan Esfahan will represent Iran in the Champions Cup of West Asian Basketball Association (WABA) starting on Monday in Tehran, along with the representatives from other countries of the sub-zone.
This will serve as the qualification tournament for the FIBA ASIA Champions Cup, which is to be organized in Doha, Qatar in May.
Saturdays Game 2 began with an incredible first quarter for Mahram.
They stormed into a 37-20 lead with more than 2,000 spectators attending the game at the Tehran Azadi venue.
In the second quarter, when 2.23m center Jaber Rouzbahani (224-C-86) entered the court for Zob Ahan Esfahan, Mahram went nearly five minutes without a point.
Zob Ahan Esfahan took advantage, outscoring them 18-10 in the frame to go to half-time trailing 47-38.
Jaber got hurt soon after the restart but Mahram werent able to put Zob Ahan Esfahan away.
In fourth quarter, Mahram lowered the boom by outscoring their opponents 28-16 to clinch a 20-point triumph.
The trio of Iran national team stars Samad Nikkhah (199-G/F-83, agency: SportsList Inc.), Hamed Afagh (192-G-83, agency: SportsList Inc.) and Mahdi Kamrani (180-G-82), helped by their three imports Lebanon center Jackson Vroman, Loren Woods and Jordan national team guard Rasheim Wright (194-G-81, college: District of Col.) as well as the rest of coach Mostafa Hashemi made the night an historic one for Mahram.
They were inconsistent with their play, but it was good enough to celebrate another title.
The three top teams, Mahram, Zob Ahan Esfahan and Petrochimi Imam Harbour received their trophies, medals and golden coin prizes from the vice president of the country and the Iran Basketball Federation president in the closing ceremony.

Final Classification of 2009-10 I.R. Iran Super League
1- Mahram
2- Zob Ahan Esfahan
3- Petrochimi Imam Harbour
4- Saba Mehr
5- Azad University
6- Towzin Electric
7- A.S. Bond
8- Shahrdari Gorgan Municipality
9- H.B. Shahr-e Kurd
source: FIBA



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SuperLeague Round: 18 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Ulster Elks - Hoops 95-118
Carlton Aaron (206-C-79, college: UMKC) exploded with 50 points and 26 rebounds to lead Hoops past Ulster Elks. Eoin Chubb delivered 22 points, while Ciaran White had 20 points and 12 boards in the fifth win for Hoops. Kevin Foley responded with 27 points for Ulster Elks. Paddy McGaharan finished with 22 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists in defeat.

Killester - UL Eagles 94-83
Killester outgunned UL Eagles behind 22 points and 15 boards from Jermaine Turner (195-F-74, agency: BrezoPro, college: Dowling). Patrick Kelly added 18 points as the Dublin team improved at 13-5 record. Stuart Robbins paced UL Eagles as he accounted for 32 points and 15 rebounds. Matthew Hall contributed 18 points in defeat.

Belfast Star - UCC Demons 76-85
UCC Demons registered the 11th win in the season as they prevailed against Belfast Star on the road. Joshua Johnson (199-F-85, college: Bowie St.) knocked down 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the Cork outfit. Niall O'Reilly added 24 points and 10 caroms in the win. Kevin Ratzsch answered with 35 points and 13 boards for Belfast Star.



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Maccabi Rishon Le-Zion sign Darrell Tucker - by Eurobasket
Maccabi Rishon Le-Zion agreed terms with 30-year old American forward Darrell Tucker (206-F-80, college: USF, agency: Hart Sports Mngm). Tucker played most recently at Hoverla Ivano-Frankivsk (Ukraine). While playing 5 games for Hoverla this season he averaged 9.6ppg and 4.8rpg. Tucker is a very experienced player. He played also pro basketball in France, Holland, Poland, Slovenia, Ukraine and Lebanon.
In 2007-2008 Tucker played at Eiffel Towers Den Bosch (Holland-Eredivisie), he played 9 games at ULEB Cup and averaged 17.2ppg, 5.0rpg, FGP: 55.9%, 3PT: 48.7%, FT: 91.7%; and 39 games in the Dutch League with an average of 15.7ppg, 5.4rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 52.1%, 3PT: 39.0%, FT: 83.6% amd mange to collect: Dutch Cup Winner -08
Dutch Eredivisie Regular Season Runner-Up -08
Eurobasket.com All-Dutch Eredivisie Honorable Mention -08
Dutch Eredivisie Finalist -08
Dutch Eredivisie All-Star Game -08

By Eurobasket Data Center


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Chalon beat Scavolini 94:88 in the last game of Group K - by Eurobasket News
Chalon - Scavolini 94:88

Chalon beat Scavolini 94:88 in the last game of Group K however could not make it to the next round. Italian side even with the loss guaranteed the place there earlier in the tournament.
It was a productive and offensive start for both teams that nailed 50 points in the first period. The Italian side had 27:23 lead, however Chalon responded with 25-19 in the second frame. Shaw brought Scavolini 66:62 at the end of thirty minutes, while Cinciarini tasted the last lead with his team at 77:75. With the game hanging in the balance at 81:81 with just over three minutes remaining, Chalon held firm to take the win. Nicolas Lang (196-G-90, agency: Beo Basket) brought the last points from the free throw line to win the game with his team.
Nicolas Lang top-scored for the winners with 27 points, Joffrey Lauvergne (207-F-91) posted 15 and Maxime Zianveni (198-F-79) added 13. Daniele Cinciarini (194-G-83) replied with 22 points in the losing effort, while Nebojsa Joksimovic (193-G-81, agency: Beo Basket) notched 13.
Scavolini will now face Antwerp that finished second in Group L. Roanne edged Antwerp 68:66 in the last game of Group L as both sides advanced to Elite 8 of EuroChallenge. Roanne won the group with 4-2 record, while Antwerp grabbed 3-3 record on the second place.

Chalon: Nicolas Lang 27, Joffrey Lauvergne 15, Maxime Zianveni 13
Scavolini: Daniele Cinciarini 22, Nebojsa Joksimovic 13



Standings - SerieA
SerieA Standings
 1. Montepaschi 20-0 
 2. Pepsi Caserta 15-6 
 3. Sigma Coat. 13-7 
 4. Armani MI 13-7 
 5. CS Bologna 12-8 
 6. Air AV 12-9 
 7. NGC Cantu 11-9 
 8. Benetton TV 11-10 
 9. Lottomatica 10-10 
 10. Cimberio VA 9-11 
 11. Angelico BI 9-11 
 12. Banca Tercas 8-12 
 13. Vanoli CR 7-13 
 14. Scavolini PS 7-13 
 15. Carife FE 5-15 
 16. NSB Napoli 0-21 


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ABC and Zenith stay on top - by Kristian Santiago
Abidijan Basketball Club and Zenith won their respective matches on the second day of competition in the N1H, the Ivorian championship.
Anderson Affi top-scored again for Abidijan Basketball Club with 17 followed by Kouame Abo (199-F-80) who netted 12 and Seydou Traore (192-F-84) with 10 points.
Zenith had their best in Nigerian Ikechokwu, who scored 12 in his first game for the team, and Thierry Mian chipped in another 11 for the yet unbeaten team.
Both teams are leading the league while SOA and Phenix are both winless on the bottom of the table.

Here are the box scores of the second day:

OBC Olympic Basketball Club - SOA 59 - 45
OBC Olympic Basketball Club : Franck Affi (15) F. Kamara (9) Eloi Ngardinga (8) Daouda Camara (7) Himad Keita, Roland Koutouan (5) Vladimir Aman (4)Amani Kouassi (3) Hamidou Kamara (3) F Binin (3) Yao Konan (2)
SOA : Toe K T (14), Agbe K. H. (12), Lagui B B (6), Behibro K L (4), Kone K (3), Ble K K R (2), Traore H (2), Panze B. (2)

Phoenix Basket Ball Club - Zenith 47 - 74
Phoenix Basket Ball Club : Karim Abdoul (17), Tiecoura Kanga (14), K. Ouattara (6), Adjo Bokobri (5), Jean Michel Kouetoh (5)
Zenith : O. Ikechokwu (12), Thierry Mian (11),A. Dong (10),Ahouet Toh (8),Toka Toure (7), Blanchard N'Guessan (7),I. Diakite (6),T. Bakassa (6),Kouao Akasson (4), Jean Jacques Hallage (3)

Generation - ERMESS 74 - 56
Generation : Kouakou Rodrigue Adjoumani (25), R. Saba (25),Kydou Kone (8), Malick Diomande (8), A. O. P. Able (3), Wenceslas Oka (3),Souleymane Ouattara (2)
ERMESS : Alassane Meite (17), Soukoury Zadi (11), Ange Gnagno (8), Ousmane Sidibe (7), Bakari Fadiga (4), S. Pohoulou (4), Abdou Coulibaly (3), Martal Gnahoue (2)

IIvestp - Abidijan Basketball Club 49-63
IIvestp : Abdoulaye Traore (24), Guy Toure (15), Kan Marc Kouassi (4),F. G. N'Doubia (3),Kouadio N'Dri (2), A.D. N'Dri (1)
Abidijan Basketball Club : Anderson Affi (17),Kouame Abo (12), Seydou Traore (10),Abou-Bakar Sidiki Kona (8),A. Kokoun (6),Pierre Celestin Gbotto (5), Ahmed Fofana (3),Aristide Yao (189-F-80) (2)

Position - Team - Games - Points
1 Zenith 2 4
2 Abidijan Basketball Club 2 4
3 Generation 2 3
4 OBC Olympic Basketball Club 2 3
5 TBC Ermess 2 3
6 Ivestp 2 3
7 SOA 2 2
8 Phoenix Basket Ball Club 2 2


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College basketball team has surprised Eurosporti Bambi in the gym - by Besart Sadikaj
College basketball team has surprised Eurosporti Bambi in the gym 'Minatori in Mitrovica.
Sunday guest team has scored a victory with a result close to 82:81 within the 24-th week.
College basketball game since Eurosporti have dominated and only at the end have questioned their victory. For guests it is the sixth victory in this edition, also have 18 losses. With this victory Eurosport College is set in the quota of 30 points and ranked second lowest in the table, while Bambi is a senior position with 31 points and gathered a match with less developed against Sigal Prishtina.
M i meritorious
pr fitoren e Kolegjit Eurosporti ishte Albatrit Berisha me 22 pik t shnuara.The team of Bambi, was effective again Zarko omagiq with 21 points.
Sigal Prishtina Team on Sunday, without trouble defeated in Kosovo with the outcome Vushtrri deep 111:62. With this victory, the current champion returns to the top of the table.
Now has 44 points and a game less developed. Captain Edmond Azemi was the most righteous of Sigal Prishtina with 'double-double' of 29 points and ten dancing.
He came to help the Alban Veseli with 21 points. The losing team the best markers were Besnik Azemi (24) and celebrations Fejzullahu (21).

Kosova - Sigal Prishtina 62:111
Bambi - Kolegji Eurosporti 81:82
Bashkimi - Peja 74:60
Drita - Trepa 65:123


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Standings - Division A
Div.A Standings
 1. Al Riyadi 12-2 
 2. Champville 12-2 
 3. Moutahed 10-4 
 4. Hoops 9-5 
 5. Sagesse 5-9 
 6. Anibal 3-11 
 7. Kahraba 2-11 
 8. Antranik 2-11 


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Standings - LKL
LKL Standings
 1. Lietuvos Rytas 17-1 
 2. Zalgiris 16-1 
 3. Siauliai 15-4 
 4. Juventus 11-7 
 5. Neptunas 10-10 
 6. Techasas 9-11 
 7. Rudupis 9-11 
 8. Perlas 9-12 
 9. Suduva 7-13 
 10. Sakalai 6-13 
 11. Nevezis 5-13 
 12. Alytus Alita 5-14 
 13. Aisciai 5-14 


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LNBP Finals: Leandro Garcia leads Halcones Xalapa to 2-1 lead - by Eurobasket News
Halc.Xalapa - Halc.Rojos 113-91
Xalcones Xalapa drained 113 points last night, what was enough for comfortable win against Halcones Rojos, and of course 2-1 lead in LNBP Finals. Leandro Garcia Morales (186-G-80, agency: Interperformances, college: Texas A&M) was on fire for the hosts with 39 points and pretty good shot percentage. Orlando Mendez-Valdez (185-G, college: W.Kentucky) helped with 15 pts. In the loosing squad, Lennox McCoy (188-G-77, agency: Prossin Sports Management, college: Cent.Oklahoma) netted 16 points. Game 4 is schedule for today.



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Buducnost is out of Last 8 - by Eurobasket News
APOEL - Buducnost 81:76

Apoel overcame 81:76 to clinch the second spot in Group K of EuroChallenge and advanced to Last 8. The team from Montenegro tried hard however finished with 2-4 record. It was hot in the coart untl the last minutes and both teams deseved a place in the next stage.
Buducnost scored the first five points in the game,but the score as tied at 10:10. Jeretin made it 18:14, while Rick Hughes (204-C/F-73, agency: Interperformances, college: Thomas More) closed the period at 18:16. APOEL enjoyed some lead in the beginning of the second frame, but was caught up by the opponents. Marko Simonovic (202-F-86, agency: Beo Basket) nailed a three-pointer for 38:34 halftime advantage. Rick Hughes tied the game at 40:40, while Ivan Maras (208-C-86) brought the guests the biggest lead at 50:42. APOEL had even time in the rest of the quarter to tie it again at 56:5 and took the lead at 58:56. Buducnost again went in front in the beginning and in the middle of the last period. Trailing 67:70 with just under four minutes to go, a big triple by Michael Mokongo tied the game up and Apoel never looked back as they took the initiative with some big plays and impressive defence.
Lewis Hopkins (203-F/C-73, agency: Strategic Sports, college: New Orleans) led the way with 17 points, Brandon Heath (193-G-84, college: San Diego St.) netted 15, while Rick Hughes notched 14. Vladimir Dragicevic (206-C/F-86) delivered 23 points in defeat. Marko Simonovic and Ivan Maras followed him with 11 points each.

APOEL: Lewis Hopkins 17, Brandon Heath 15, Rick Hughes 14
Buducnost: Vladimir Dragicevic 23, Marko Simonovic 11, Ivan Maras 11


Savo Djikanovic moves from Greece to Bosnia - by Eurobasket News
Savo Djikanovic (211-C-75, agency: Beo Basket) changed jersey of Greek A1 team AS Trikalla 2000 for Bosnian outfit BC Igokea Partizan Aleksandrovac, where he will spend rest of the current season. Igokea is the leading team of Bosnian top division so far as they registered 18 wins in 20 appearances.
Savo Djikanovic played 17 games for Trikalla this season averaging 8.5 points and 5 rebounds. His season-high was 21 points against PAOK and 14 rebounds against Olimpia. Djikanovic played last four years in Greece, first as a member of Olimpia Larissa, than Kolossos and Trikalla. Before that, he played three years for Hemofarm Vrsac. In 2005 they managed to win Adriatic league title. In the past, the Montenegrin big guy also was a member of Mornar Bar, Buducnost Podgorica, Lovcen Cetinje and Olympiakos.


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Reggie Williams scores 28 points against the Hornets - by Interperformances
Last night Reggie Williams (6'5''-G/F-86, agency: Interperformances, college: VMI) #55 for the Warriors had an amazing performance against the New Orleans Hornets at New Orleans Arena. In a Wild shootout 131-135 for the Hornets; Reggie coming off the bench on his fifth NBA game shot 10-of-16 from the field and 7-of-8 from the line, adding one 3 pointer, to finish with 28 points, six assists, two steals and a block in 34 minutes.

Monday's games (5) review - by Eurobasket News
Atlanta H. - New York K. 98-99
Danilo Gallinari (6'9''-G/F-88, agency: Players Group) scored 27 points and David Lee (6'9''-F-83, agency: Priority Sports, college: Florida) had 19 points and 13 rebounds for the Knicks (22-41), who won for just the third time in 15 games and temporarily avoided a franchise-record ninth straight losing season. Al Harrington helped with 14 pts. On the other side, Josh Smith collected 25 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists.

New Jersey N. - Memphis G. 101-107
Mike Conley (6'1''-G-87, college: Ohio St.) and Rudy Gay (6'9''-F/G-86, college: Connecticut) had 21 points each, and Marc Gasol added 19 points and 13 rebounds and Memphis withstood a second-half rally to defeat New Jersey 107-101, snapping an eight-game home losing streak. DeMarre Carroll and Sam Young helped with 10 points each. In the loosing squad, Devin Harris collected 28 points.

Dallas M. - Minnesota T. 125-112
Shawn Marion (6'7''-F-78, college: UNLV) had a season-high 29 points and 14 rebounds and the Mavericks stretched the league's longest active winning streak to 12 straight games with a 125-112 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night. Dirk Nowitzki (6'11''-F-78) and Caron Butler helped with 24 and 23 points each. The Wolves got 36 points and 13 rebounds from Al Jefferson.

Golde State W. - N.Orleans H. 131-135
David West (6'8''-F-80, college: Xavier) came up with 28 points and 13 rebounds, Marcus Thornton (6'4''-G-87, agency: Elfus-Siegel Management (ESM), college: LSU) also had 28, Emeka Okafor added 22 pts and 11 boards, while Darren Collison had 16 points and a career-high 20 assists, and the New Orleans Hornets snapped a four-game losing streak with a 135-131 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Monday night. In defeat, Anthony Morrow and Reggie Williams netted 28 pts each.

San Antonio S. - Cleveland C. 95-97
Maurice Williams (6'1''-G-82, agency: Priority Sports, college: Alabama) finished with 17 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists for the Cavs, who were playing their second straight game without the injured James. Antawn Jamison (6'9''-F-76, college: N.Carolina) also netted 17 pts in this victory. In SA Spurs, Manu Ginobili shined with 38 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists.


EXCLUSIVE Q and A with Andre Emmett - by Eurobasket
Emmett Andre (196-G/F-82, college: Texas Tech) is on a Misson!'
In only 33mpg CBA scoring leader (32.4ppg) Emmett Andre put up 71 points, hitting 28 of 34 two-point shots, as Shandong Flaming Bulls rolled over Jiangsu 129-113. Emmett also grabbed 10 rebounds. He is now the All-Time High Scorer ever in China! Emmett was drafted by the Seattle Super Sonics (NBA,2rd (35). Has played for the Miami Heat, Memphis Memphis Grizzlies, Seattle Supersonics and also in numours NBA Summer Leagues with (Houston Rockets, Memphis Grizzlies, Dallas Mavericks, Seattle Supersonics) He finished his career as Texas Techs all-time leading scorer with 2,256 points. He has great athleticism as shown by his winning performance in the NCAA slam dunk competition. In 24games in Belgium avg. (23.9ppg) as the top scorer proving that he is highly capable of doing the same in Europe..

Q: What are you working on to get back in the NBA?
'well i've been a scorer my entire life. this particular season i wanted to perfect the pick and roll and explore every option from it. so i have been putting in extra work with that part of my game. I also wanted to make my 3 point shot more consistent and I believe that I have accomplished that as well.i go into every season with the mind set of getting better everyday. i post the phrase 'get better everyday' in my locker, on my gym bag, writen in perminate maker on my workout basketball, you name it its probably somewhere close (Emmett, laughing). i would love to play in the nba again,... and i feel it is important to continue to improve my skills and let GOD place me.'

Q: How do you feel that playig in the CBA has benefit your career?
'i was offered the opportunity to play european countries as well as the CBA this season. i figured playing in the CBA was better for me because the season in length is the same as the nba season and the challenge it presented with more nba players as well as the chinese players who have played in the olympic. the CBA has nearly doubles the amount of games than european countries play and i wanted to get as much experience as possible in game situations. playing at a high level against experienced players has allowed me to develope my overall game.'

Q: What is one thing you truly miss about being away from home?
'my beeeeeed, (Emmett, laughing). my bed here in china is sooo hard. first thing im going do when i get back is flop down in my bed; of course, after hugging and kissing moms. she dont play that. im close with my family and friends, and being away its not all that easy. so i look forward to spending time with them when i return.'
source: Higher Level Sports Agency


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Old Dominion defeats William & Mary to win fifth CAA title - by Eurobasket
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Top-seeded Old Dominion held off a late run by #3 William & Mary and defeated the Tribe 60-53 in the championship game of the 2010 Virginia 529 College Savings Plan CAA Men's Basketball Championship.
The Monarchs (26-8) earn the conference's automatic bid into the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship. ODU will be making its sixth straight post-season appearance, including its third trip to the NCAA's in the last six years.
The Tribe, which reached the CAA championship game for the second time in the last three years, dropped to 22-10 with the loss, but are expected to receive a post-season tournament berth.
Senior center Gerald Lee (6'10''-F-87) (Uusikapunki, Finland) was named the championship's Most Outstanding Player after averaging 17.3 points per game in the Monarchs' three contests, including nine points in the title game. Junior guard Darius James (6'1''-G-89) (Virginia Beach, Va.) tallied a team-high 12 points and dished out four assists. Sophomore guard Kent Bazemore (6'5''-G/F-89) chipped in 10 points and joined Lee on the all-tournament team.
Senior guard Danny Sumner (6'7''-F-87) (Fairfax, Va.) paced the Tribe with a game-high 19 points, making 5-of-11 from three-point range. Sophomore guard Quinn McDowell (6'5''-G/F) (Mason, Ohio) added nine points and junior forward Marcus Kitts (6'9''-F-89) (Holly Springs, N.C.) had seven points. Sumner and senior guard David Schneider (6'3''-G-87) (Phoenix, Ariz.) earned spots on the all-tournament squad.
ODU jumped out to a quick 5-0 lead, but the Tribe struck back with an 8-2 run capped off by a Sean McCurdy (6'1''-G-86) (Jersey City, N.J.) three-point play with 15:52 left that gave W&M its only lead of the game, 8-7.
The Monarchs came right back with six straight points as Ben Finney (6'5''-G/F-88) (Portsmouth, Va.) converted a three-point play and Trian Iliadis (6'3''-G-89) (Perth, Western Australia) nailed a long range jumper to put ODU ahead 13-8 lead with 14:49 remaining in the first half.
Holding a narrow 17-14 advantage, Bazemore scored five points during a 10-0 Monarchs' run that expanded the margin to 13 with eight minutes to go in the period. A pair of three-point jumpers from Schneider and sophomore forward Johnmark Ludwick (6'7''-F-88) (San Antonio, Tex.) trimmed the ODU lead to 27-20 and the Tribe was down 31-24 at the half.
ODU took its largest lead of the game, 41-26, on a Finney 3-pointer with 16:02 remaining. The Tribe fought back behind Sumner, who hit three treys and scored 13 points over a seven-minute span to cut the deficit to 52-45 with 6:22 left.
A Sumner three-pointer with 1:01 to go brought W&M as close as 56-51, but ODU converted four-of-six from the free throw line down the stretch to seal the victory.
The CAA championship is the fifth for Old Dominion, which is the most of any league member.
Both teams shot 19-of-48 (39.6%) from the floor, but the Monarchs out-scored the Tribe 15-6 from the free throw line. ODU committed only seven turnovers while making nine steals that helped lead to 12 W&M turnovers.
The championship game was played before a crowd of 8,455, which allowed the conference to set a tournament attendance record of 44,372.
Northeastern's Matt Janning (6'4''-G/F-88) of Northeastern University and VCU's Joey Rodriguez (5'10''-G-88) joined Lee, Bazemore, Schneider and Sumner on the all-tournament team.
Courtesy of CAA


CAA 2009-10 Summary

Regular Season Standings
1 ODU 15-3
2 Northeastern 14-4
3 William & Mary 12-6
4 George Mason 12-6
5 Va Commonwealth 11-7
6 Drexel 11-7
7 Hofstra 10-8
8 Towson 6-12
9 Georgia St. 5-13
10 NC-Wilmington 5-13
11 JMU 4-14
12 Delaware 3-15


CAA Tournament Final: Old Dominion - William & Mary 60-53
CAA Tournament Semifinals:
Old Dominion - VCU 73-69
William & Mary - Northeastern 47-45


CAA All-Tournament MVP: Gerald Lee of ODU

CAA All-Tournament Team
Gerald Lee of ODU
Kent Bazemore of ODU
Danny Sumner of W&M
David Schneider of W&M
Matt Janning of Northeatern
Joey Rodriguez of VCU


All-CAA 1st Team
Chaisson Allen (6'4''-G-89) of Northeastern
Matt Janning of Northeastern
Charles Jenkins (6'3''-G-89) of Hofstra
Gerald Lee of Old Dominion
Larry Sanders (6'11''-F-88) of VCU


All-CAA 2nd Team
Denzel Bowles (6'10''-F) of James Madison
Jawan Carter (5'11''-G-87) of Delaware
Cam Long (6'4''-G-88) of George Mason
Joey Rodriguez of VCU
David Schneider of William & Mary


All-CAA 3rd Team
Joe Dukes (6'1''-G-87) of Georgia State
Ben Finney of Old Dominion
Jamie Harris (5'10''-G) of Drexel
Quinn McDowell of William & Mary
Julius Wells (6'5''-F) of James Madison


CAA All-Rookie Team
Chris Fouch (6'2''-G) of Drexel
Luke Hancock (6'5''-F-90) of George Mason
Halil Kanacevic (6'8''-F-91) of Hofstra
Darren White (6'3''-G) of James Madison
Chaz Williams (5'9''-G-91) of Hofstra


CAA All-Defensive Team
Chaisson Allen of Northeastern
Kent Bazemore of Old Dominion
Robert Nwankwo (6'8''-F) of Towson
Larry Sanders of VCU
Greg Washington (6'10''-F-84) of Hofstra


CAA All-Academic 1st Team
Baptiste Bataille (5'10''-G-87) of Northeastern
Trian Iliadis of Old Dominion
Darion Jeralds (6'1''-G-88) of UNC Wilmington
Brian Morris (6'6''-G-87) of Towson
David Schneider of William & Mary


CAA All-Academic 2nd Team
Jihad Ali (6'4''-G-89) of Georgia State
Matt Janning of Northeastern
Marcus Kitts of William & Mary
Quinn McDowell of William & Mary
Miklos Szabo (6'9''-F-86) of Hofstra


CAA All-Academic Honorable Mention
Ben Felix (6'11''-C) of Northeastern
Brian McDonald (6'2''-G) of Northeastern
Daniel Mercer (6'6''-F) of UNC Wilmington
Adam Pegg (6'9''-C) of Delaware
Josh Sheets (6'4''-G-87) of UNC Wilmington


All-CAA Player of the Year: Charles Jenkins of Hofstra
All-CAA Defensive Player of the Year: Larry Sanders of VCU
All-CAA Rookie of the Year: Chris Fouch of Drexel
All-CAA Leadership Award: David Schneider of William and Mary
All-CAA Coach of the Year: Tony Shaver of William and Mary


Siena Wins 2010 Citizens Bank MAAC Men's Basketball Championship - by Eurobasket
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Edwin Ubiles (6'6''-G/F-86) scored 27 points and Alex Franklin (6'5''-F-88) added 22 points and 12 rebounds as Siena rallied from a double-digit halftime deficit and beat Fairfield 72-65 in overtime Monday night to win the MAAC tournament for the third straight season.
Siena (27-6) has won 38 straight home games, the second-longest such streak in the nation behind top-ranked Kansas, which has won 59 in a row at home. The second-seeded Stags (22-10) put up a game fight before losing to the Saints for the third time this season.
The MAAC set a new attendance record of 53,569 for the 2010 Citizens Bank MAAC Men's and Women's Basketball Championships. Attendance for the five-day tournament, which was won by the Siena men's team and Marist College's women's team (entitling both to automatic NCAA Tournament bids), exceeded the old record of 50,806 set last year at the Times Union Center.
Franklin's runner in the lane snapped a 60-all tie just 16 seconds into the extra period and the Saints never trailed again in winning the MAAC tournament for the fifth time. Ryan Rossiter's (6'9''-F-89) tip follow and Franklin's layin boosted the lead to 68-64 with 1:50 left.
Freshman guard Derek Needham (5'11''-G), who had 16 points to lead the Stags, missed twice in the final minute and Ubiles sank four free throws to secure the victory.
The Saints, 5-3 in MAAC title games, trailed at the half in their victories over Manhattan and Rider in the previous two rounds and improved to 6-1 against Fairfield in the MAAC tournament.
Ronald Moore (6'0''-G-88) had nine points and six assists for the Saints to increase his career assists total to 818, the most in MAAC history and five more than Jared Jordan. Rossiter finished with 10 points and 12 rebounds, his 21st double-double of the season.
Anthony Johnson (6'8''-F), MAAC defensive player of the year, had 14 points and 13 rebounds for the Stags.
Siena, which trailed for more than 20 minutes, took a 60-58 lead on Moore's 3-pointer from the left side with 2:05 remaining in regulation.
Colin Nickerson (6'3''-G) tied it with 54 seconds left on a layup off a 3-on-1 break and the Saints forced the overtime by committing three fouls in the final seconds and surviving a missed 3 from the left corner at the buzzer by Nickerson.
Siena, which trailed by double digits over the final 8:46 of the first half, finally moved within 45-36 on a slam dunk by Franklin off a feed from Ubiles. Moore, who had just committed a turnover when one of his passes sailed out of bounds, stole the ball back right away to set up the basket.
It was Franklin's third basket in the first 3:10 of play, and he wasn't finished. Rossiter's steal set up Franklin's layup off the glass, and Rossiter followed with a jumper from the top of the key to complete a 10-2 run that moved the Saints within 45-40 with 15:49 remaining and energized the partisan home crowd.
Siena pulled within a basket after Needham was stuffed on a drive in the lane and intentionally fouled Moore as Moore tried to streak back the other way with the ball. Moore sank both free throws to cut the lead to 49-47 at 12:27, but Ubiles missed a spinning jumper from 12 feet on the ensuing possession.
The Stags gained a 53-47 edge on Mike Evanovich (6'8''-F)'s follow of a missed 3 by Needham, but they committed turnovers on consecutive possessions and the Saints came back to tie it on three straight baskets by Ubiles. His layup at 7:45 rolled around the rim and in to make it 53-all.
Crawford's 3-pointer from the right wing, just his second basket of the game, put the Stags up 58-55 with 3:28 left before Franklin's layup moved Siena within a point.
In the opening half, the Saints had trouble containing Needham, who had 11 points, and 6-foot-11 Ryan Olander. Olander, who had 20 points off the bench in the first two rounds, had five points in a 73-second span to get the Stags going, his one-handed slam dunk putting Fairfield up 16-13 at 11:51.
Siena, which trailed at the half in each of its first two games of the tournament, never moved closer than 10 points before the break and left the court trailing 39-28, its largest halftime deficit of the season.
Courtesy of MAAC


MAAC 2009-10 Summary

Regular Season Standings
1 Siena 17-1
2 Fairfield 13-5
3 Iona 12-6
4 St.Peter's 11-7
5 Niagara 9-9
6 Rider 9-9
7 Canisius 8-10
8 Loyola, MD 6-12
9 Manhattan 4-14
10 Marist 1-17


MAAC Tournament Final: Siena - Fairfield 72-65, OT
MAAC Tournament Semifinals:
Siena - Iona 68-64
Fairfield - Canisius 67-57


MAAC All-Tournament MVP: Alex Franklin of Siena

All-MAAC 1st Team
Anthony Johnson of Fairfield
Ryan Thompson (6'6''-G) of Rider
Alex Franklin of Siena
Ronald Moore of Siena
Ryan Rossiter of Siena


All-MAAC 2nd Team
Derek Needham of Fairfield
Scott Machado (6'1''-G) of Iona
Bilal Benn (6'5''-G/F-86) of Niagara
Tyrone Lewis (5'11''-G-87) of Niagara
Edwin Ubiles of Siena


All-MAAC 3rd Team
Frank Turner (5'10''-G-88) of Canisius
Rico Pickett (6'4''-G-89) of Manhattan
Wesley Jenkins (6'2''-G-89) of Saint Peter's
Nick Leon (5'11''-G-88) of Saint Peter's
Clarence Jackson (6'3''-G-89) of Siena


MAAC All-Rookie Team
Derek Needham of Fairfield
Kyle Smyth (6'4''-G) of Iona
Robert Olson (6'4''-G) of Loyola Md.
Candon Rusin (6'4''-G-90) of Marist
Darius Conley (6'7''-F-89) of Saint Peter's


MAAC All-Academic Team
Frank Turner of Canisius
Sean Grzeck (6'7''-F) of Fairfield
Ryan Olander of Fairfield
David Nelson (6'8''-F) of Iona
Milan Prodanovic (6'1''-G) of Iona
Alejo Rodriguez (6'8''-F) of Iona
Keon Williams (6'6''-F) of Iona
Jawaan Wright (6'8''-F-86) of Loyola
Nick Walsh (5'10''-G-89) of Manhattan
Patrick McDerby (6'0''-G) of Marist
Luuk Kortekaas (6'11''-C-90) of Niagara
Paul Kowalski (6'9''-C) of Niagara
Demetrius Williamson (6'6''-F-87) of Niagara
Kyle Griffin (6'3''-G) of Siena


All-MAAC Player of the Year: Alex Franklin of Siena
All-MAAC Defensive Player of the Year: Anthony Johnson of Fairfield
All-MAAC Rookie of the Year: Derek Needham of Fairfield
All-MAAC Sixth Man of the Year: Mike Evanovich of Fairfield
All-MAAC Coach of the Year: Kevin Willard of Iona


Wofford wins SoCon Championship - by Eurobasket
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Cameron Rundles (6'1''-G-88) scored 20 points, and the Wofford defense held Appalachian State to 29 percent shooting from the field to hold off the Mountaineers 56-51 in the Southern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Championship game in Time Warner Cable Arena Monday night.
Wofford secures the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. It will be the Terriers' first NCAA Tournament appearance since moving to Division I in 1995-96.
Noah Dahlman (6'6''-F-89) posted 10 points and eight rebounds for the Terriers (26-8), and Tim Johnson (6'6''-F-88) corralled a game-high 13 rebounds. Jamar Diggs (6'2''-G-88) scored nine points and Junior Salters (6'1''-G-88) added eight.
Andre Williamson (6'7''-F) collected 12 points and 12 rebounds to lead Appalachian State (22-12), and Ryann Abraham (5'10''-G-87) scored 11. Donald Sims (6'1''-G-87) finished with nine points and seven rebounds.
After leading by 18 points early in the second half, the Terriers had to hold off a furious rally by the Mountaineers. ASU held Wofford to 6-of-25 shooting from the floor in the second half, but could never really get going offensively and went 15-for-52 for the game.
Appalachian State had a chance to cut into a four-point Wofford lead late, but Sims, who went 2-for-15 from the field, missed a 3-pointer. Wofford's Terry Martin (6'6''-F-89) got the rebound and was fouled. The junior made both free throws to push the margin to 51-45 with 45.6 seconds remaining, and after Abraham made a layup for the Apps, ASU was forced to play the foul game.
Rundles and Loesing combined to go 3-for-4 from the foul line in between a Williamson dunk for ASU. With Wofford leading 54-49, Rundles stole an Abraham pass and was fouled with 19 seconds left. Rundles made 1-of-2 free throws to put the game out of reach.
Junior Salters hit a triple 32 seconds into the second half to put the Terriers up 36-18 and had a chance to add to the lead when he was fouled on another 3-point try. He missed all three free throws, and the Terriers went cold as well, missing nine straight shots in a nine minute, 53 second scoring drought.
The Apps took advantage and used a 14-2 run to trim the lead to 38-32 with 8:25 remaining. Williamson scored the last eight of the spurt for the Mountaineers.
With Wofford leading 48-40, Abraham was fouled as he knocked down a triple from the top of the key and made the free throw to trim the lead to 48-44 with 2:24 remaining. The Apps had a chance to get closer but missed a layup and two free throws on their next two trips down the floor.
Wofford outscored Appalachian State 21-5 over the game's first 10 minutes as the Mountaineers struggled from the field. After Jeremi Booth (6'5''-G-87) hit a 3-pointer, the Apps missed their next nine field goal attempts, and ASU would go on to finish the half 7-for-25 from the floor.
On the other end, Dahlman and Rundles combined to score 12 of the 21 points for Wofford. ASU used an 11-2 run to trim the lead to nine points with 5:30 left in the frame, but Wofford answered with seven straight points, with the last five coming from Rundles. The Terriers outscored the Apps 10-4 the rest of the half to lead 33-18 at the break.
Game Notes: It was Wofford's first appearance in the SoCon Tourney title game... The Terriers set a new school record with 26 victories... Wofford has won 19 of its last 20 games... It was the Apps first appearance in the SoCon Tournament title game since 2000, when they defeated Charleston 77-67... The Mountaineers are 10-4 in the SoCon Tournament under head coach Buzz Peterson ... Prior to tonight, Sims had scored 69 points in his last three SoCon Tourney games.
Courtesy of SoCon


Southern Conf. 2009-10 Summary

Regular Season Standings
North
1 Appalachian St. 13-5
2 W.Carolina 11-7
3 Chattanooga 6-12
3 NC-Greensboro 6-12
5 Samford 5-13
5 Elon 5-13
South
1 Wofford 15-3
2 Charleston 14-4
3 Davidson 11-7
4 Citadel 9-9
5 Furman 7-11
6 Georgia Southern 6-12


Southern Conf. Tournament Final: Wofford - Appalachian State 56-51
Southern Conf. Tournament Semifinals:
Appalachian State - College of Charleston 77-54
Wofford - Western Carolina 77-58

Southern Conf. All-Tournament MVP: Noah Dahlman of Wofford

Southern Conf. All-Tournament 1st Team
Kellen Brand (6'1''-G-87) of Appalachian State
Donald Sims of Appalachian State
Andrew Goudelock (6'1''-G-88) of Charleston
Noah Dahlman of Wofford
Jamar Diggs of Wofford

Southern Conf. All-Tournament 2nd Team
Tony White (6'0''-G-88) of College of Charleston
Ben Stywall (6'5''-F-87) of UNC Greensboro
Harouna Mutombo (6'4''-G) of Western Carolina
Tim Johnson of Wofford
Cameron Rundles of Wofford

All-Southern Conf. 1st Team
Donald Sims of Appalachian State
Andrew Goudelock of College of Charleston
Cameron Wells (6'1''-G-88) of The Citadel
Ben Stywall of UNC Greensboro
Noah Dahlman of Wofford

All-Southern Conf. 2nd Team
Jeremy Simmons (6'8''-F-89) of College of Charleston
Adam Constantine (6'9''-F-88) of Elon
Amu Saaka (6'6''-F-88) of Furman
Ty Patterson (6'6''-G-88) of Chattanooga
Brandon Giles (6'6''-G-88) of Western Carolina

All-Southern Conf. 3rd Team
Donovan Monroe (6'1''-G-88) of College of Charleston
Willie Powers (6'2''-G-89) of Georgia Southern
Jake Robinson (6'8''-F-87) of Western Carolina
Brigham Waginger (6'2''-G-87) of Western Carolina
Jamar Diggs of Wofford
Tim Johnson of Wofford

Southern Conf. All-Freshman Team
Willis Hall (6'6''-F) of College of Charleston
Harrison DuPont of The Citadel
Jake Cohen (6'10''-F-90) of Davidson
JP Kuhlman of Davidson
Kyle Randall (6'2''-G-91) of UNC Greensboro

All-Southern Conf. Player of the Year: Donald Sims of Appalachian State

All-Southern Conf. Co-Defensive Player of the Year: Jeremy Simmons of College of Charleston and Brigham Waginger of Western Carolina
All-Southern Conf. Freshman of the Year: JP Kuhlman of Davidson
All-Southern Conf. Coach of the Year: Mike Young of Wofford



Saint Mary's Wins Zappos.com WCC Men's Basketball Championship - by Eurobasket
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Mickey McConnell (6'0''-G-89) of California matched his career high with 26 points, Ben Allen (6'11''-C-86) added a career-best 20 and Saint Mary's upset No. 18 Gonzaga in an 81-62 victory Monday night in the Zappos.com West Coast Conference tournament title game.
Jorden Page (6'0''-G-90) scored 11 points and Omar Samhan (6'11''-C-88) of California had nine points and seven rebounds for the Gaels (26-5), who earned the sixth NCAA tournament berth in the small Bay Area school's history with a remarkable shooting performance against the top-seeded Zags (26-6), the 10-time regular-season WCC champions.
McConnell and Allen hit four 3-pointers apiece, propelling the Gaels to a first-half lead before an electric 18-7 run down the second-half stretch.
Saint Mary's won the WCC tournament for just the second time since it began in 1987, beating Gonzaga for the first time in 10 tourney meetings.
Steven Gray (6'5''-G-89) scored 16 points and Matt Bouldin (6'5''-G-88) added 14 for Gonzaga, which had won nine of the last 11 WCC tournaments. Elias Harris (6'8''-F-89) managed just eight points on 3 of 13 shooting, and the Zags couldn't match Saint Mary's second-half rally.
The Zags likely are still headed back to the NCAAs, but they won't get the WCC's automatic bid for just the third time in 12 years.
Saint Mary's lost 83-58 to Gonzaga in last year's tournament title game at the Orleans Arena, and subsequently were denied an at-large NCAA berth. But even after losing stars Patrick Mills (6'0''-G-88) and Diamon Simpson (6'7''-F-87) from last year's 28-7 team, these Gaels rebounded from two decisive regular-season losses to the Zags with one of the more remarkable games in school history.
The players frantically embraced each other at center court after the final buzzer, with several dozen fans storming the court to celebrate together. The fans eventually cleared off the court for the trophy presentation, and McConnell jumped over press row to hug his parents before accepting his tournament MVP award.
Saint Mary's has been the closest thing to a rival to Gonzaga for WCC supremacy in recent years, with the East Bay school putting together a string of entertaining teams led by coach Randy Bennett and a string of Australian players, including high-scoring point guard Mills, who failed in his attempt to jump to the NBA this year, and current players Allen, Page and Matthew Dellavedova (6'4''-G-90), who had seven points and six assists.
While the Zags' thousands of traveling fans drowned out the smaller Bay Area contingent before the game, Saint Mary's had a remarkable start. McConnell hit a high-arching 3-pointer from well behind the NBA line to put the Gaels up 12-7 early, and they never trailed in the half while taking 10 more shots than Gonzaga and making just two turnovers.
Saint Mary's led despite getting no points from Samhan or Dellavedova, but Demetri Goodson (5'11''-G-89) put the Zags ahead on the first possession of the second half. Saint Mary's moved back ahead 46-40 on McConnell's layup with 12:05 left, and Samhan didn't end up hurting the Gaels when he got a technical foul on the next possession for shoving Robert Sacre out of his way.
Courtesy of WCC


WCC 2009-10 Summary

Regular Season Standings
1 Gonzaga 12-2
2 St.Mary's, CA 11-3
3 Portland 10-4
4 USF 7-7
5 Loyola Marymount 7-7
6 San Diego 3-11
7 Santa Clara 3-11
8 Pepperdine 3-11

WCC Tournament Final: Saint Mary's - Gonzaga 81-62
WCC Tournament Semifinals:
Saint Mary's - Portland 69-55
Gonzaga - Loyola Marymount 77-62


WCC All-Tournament MVP: Mickey McConnell of Saint Mary's

WCC All-Tournament Team
Mickey McConnell of Saint Mary's
Ben Allen of Saint Mary's
Matt Bouldin of Gonzaga
Steven Gray of Gonzaga
Omar Samhan of Saint Mary's


All-WCC 1st Team
Matt Bouldin of GON
T.J. Campbell (5'9''-G-88) of POR
Steven Gray of GON
Elias Harris of GON
Dior Lowhorn (6'7''-F-87) of USF
Mickey McConnell of SMC
Omar Samhan of SMC
Robin Smeulders (6'10''-F-87) of POR
Vernon Teel (6'4''-G-87) of LMU
Drew Viney (6'5''-F-88) of LMU


All-WCC Honorable Mention
Keion Bell (6'3''-G) of PEP
Matthew Dellavedova of SMC
Brandon Johnson (6'0''-G-86) of USD
Luke Sikma (6'8''-F-89) of POR
Jared Stohl (6'1''-G-89) of POR
Mychel Thompson (6'7''-F) of PEP
Marc Trasolini (6'9''-F-90) of SCU


WCC All-Freshman Team
Matthew Dellavedova of SMC
Ashley Hamilton (6'7''-F-88) of LMU
Elias Harris of GON
Chris Manresa (6'8''-F) of USD
Robert Smith (6'0''-G) of SCU


All-WCC Player of the Year: Matt Bouldin of GON
All-WCC Defensive Player of the Year: Omar Samhan of SMC
All-WCC Newcomer of the Year: Elias Harris of GON
All-WCC Coach of the Year: Mark Few of GON



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Young, Oberly, lead Felician to CACC Tournament Championship - by Eurobasket
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The Felician College men's basketball team has won the 2010 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Tournament Championship with an 84-79 title game victory over Goldey-Beacom College on Saturday afternoon. The Golden Falcons and first-year head coach David DeFerrari have claimed the CACC's automatic berth into the NCAA Division II East Region Tournament.
This is the first CACC Men's Basketball title for Felician and the Golden Falcons will be making the school's first trip to an NCAA Division II Regional in any sport. The field for the tournament will be announced Sunday night at 9:30 pm and will be webcast on NCAA.com.
After having to overcome a 23-point second half deficit in Friday's semi-final victory over Philadelphia University, Felician was the team to jump out early in the title game. Felician led by 20 at halftime, 46-26, and had to withstand a Goldey-Beacom rally in the second half.
The Lightning trimmed the deficit to four, 75-71, at the 3:48 mark with an 8-0 run that was capped by a Terrence Parkes (6'6''-F-87) three-pointer. But GBC was eventually forced to foul with under two minutes to go, allowing Felician to clinch the victory by making seven of its next eight from the stripe.
Felician junior guard/forward Devon Young (6'3''-G/F) was named the tournament Most Valuable Player after notching 23 points and eight rebounds in the championship, a day after pouring in a school-record 39 points in the semi-finals. Young shot 9-for-10 from the field against GBC. Sophomore Antoine Obery (6'4''-G-90), who was named to the All-Tournament tea m, nearly recorded a triple-double with 22 points, 15 rebounds and eight assists, along with four steals in 37 minutes of action. All-Tournament selection Suquan Gary (6'6''-F-88) added 14 points and 11 rebounds for the victors.
Felician, which was the No. 2 seed from the North Division in the conference tournament, will enter the NCAA Tournament with a 24-6 overall record.
Goldey-Beacom was led by senior Kyle White (5'10''-G) and junior Samuel McDuffie (6'5''-G/F), who both netted 21 points. Parkes, a junior forward, added 17 points and nine rebounds. The Lightning finish the season with a 19-10 record.
Courtesy of CACC


CACC 2009-10 Summary

Regular Season Standings
North Division
1 Felician 14-4
1 Bloomfield 14-4
3 Dominican, NY 10-8
4 Post 9-9
5 Nyack 8-10
5 Concordia (NY) 8-10
7 Caldwell 3-15
South Division
1 Philadelphia 16-1
2 Goldey-Beacom 11-6
3 Chestnut Hill 7-10
4 Wilmington 7-10
5 Univ.Sciences 4-13
6 Holy Family 3-14

CACC Tournament Final: Felician - Goldey-Beacom 84-79
CACC Tournament Semifinals:
Felician 90, Philadelphia 90-77, OT
Goldey-Beacom 84, Bloomfield 84-82


CACC All-Tournament MVP: Devon Young of Felician

CACC All-Tournament Team
Devon Young of Felician
Antoine Obery of Felician
Suquan Gary of Felician
Kyle White of Goldey-Beacom
Terrence Parkes of Goldey-Beacom
Malcolm Ingram (6'4''-F-87) of Philadelphia
Gage Daye (6'2''-F) of Bloomfield
Trevon Hamlet (6'6''-F) of Post


All-CACC 1st Team
Gage Daye of Bloomfield
Russell Frederick (6'1''-G-88) of Philadelphia
Malcolm Ingram of Philadelphia
Justin Swidowski (6'9''-F) of Holy Family
Kyle White of Goldey-Beacom


All-CACC 2nd Team
Adewale Adefemi (6'4''-F) of USP
William Eason (6'7''-F) of Concordia
Antoine Obery of Felician
Terrence Parkes of Goldey-Beacom
Devon Young of Felician


All-CACC 3rd Team
Trevon Hamlet of Post
Jose Lopez (5'9''-G) of Nyack
Jon Lucky (6'5''-G-86) of Post
James Oyamo (6'5''-F) of Nyack
Leon Porter (5'6''-G) of Dominican
Brandon Savage of Wilmington


All-CACC Honorable Mention
Mike Yocum (6'8''-F-87) of Philadelphia
Dan Comas (6'6''-F/C) of Chestnut Hill
Vernon Dupree (6'2''-G-85) of Wilmington
Antonio Sherrod of Wilmington
Samuel McDuffie of Goldey-Beacom
Almin Hodzic (6'10''-C) of Dominican


All-CACC Player of the Year: Gage Daye of Bloomfield
All-CACC Rookie of the Year: Leon Porter of Dominican
All-CACC Coach of the Year: Herb Magee of Philadelphia


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Guilford will host NCAA Sectional rounds - by Arnault Desira
From Guilford website:

Guilford College has been selected as one of four hosts of the sectional round of the 2010 NCAA Division III Mens Basketball Tournament. For the first time in school history, the Quakers will host three games this Friday (3/12) and Saturday (3/13) in the Ragan-Brown Field House with four teams competing for a spot in the national semifinals.

Sectional play opens Friday at 6:00 p.m. when Eastern Mennonite University (24-4) plays Whitworth University (26-2). Guilford (28-2) meets the College of Wooster (25-5) at 8:00 p.m. Fridays winners play in Saturdays sectional final at 7:00 p.m.



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Ibdaa Dheisheh sign Jimmy Williams and other transactions - by Eurobasket
Ibdaa Dheisheh signed 24-year old American guard Jimmy Williams (196-G-86, college: Alders.-Broad.). Williams played most recently at The Orthodox Club Ramallah (PBBA), where he finished the Orthodox Amman Tournament with an average of 28.2ppg (best scorer in the league), 4.3apg, 8.4rpg. Williams played also pro basketball in Mexico and Syria.
Jimmy also won the Palestine PBBA Cup Champion 2010
Ebal Nablus agreed terms with Jamal Walker (193-G/F-81, college: Briar Cliff), Walker played in 2009 at Decatur Court Kings (WBA) where he managed to collect: WBA Regular Season Runner-Up -09, WBA Semifinals -09

Orthodoxi Bethlehem agreed terms with 25-year old American forward Tavaris Watts (203-F-85, college: UTEP). Watts played most recently at The Univ.of Texas at El Paso (NCAA) in the U.S. It will be his first year in professional basketball.

Arab Orthodox Beit Jala signed 30-year old American swingman Mike Grinder (191-G/F-80, college: Simpson (CA)). Grinder played most recently at ABA Strumica (FYR Macedonia). He missed the last season and had one year break from professional basketball Grinder is a very experienced player.

Catholic Action Bethlehem strengthened their roster with addition of 30-year old American power forward Ty Brunson (203-F/C-80, college: Mass.-Lowell). Brunson played most recently at Battle Creek Knights (PBL) in the U.S. He missed the last season and had one year break from professional basketball While playing 21 games for Battle Creek K. two seasons ago his stats were: 5.5ppg, 5.0rpg and 0.7apg. Brunson is a very experienced player. He played also pro basketball in Denmark, Germany, Jordan and Romania.
By Eurobasket Data Center


PBBA 2010 Season on a Different Level - by Tamara Awartani

The opening of the PBBA 2010 Season took place In Bethlehem with the president of the Olympic Committee, Ministry of Youth and Sports representative, President of Basketball Federation, and several others attending with an opening game between the 2009 Champ Ibdaa Dheisheh and the new comer Orthodox Thaqafi Beit Sahour.

2010 Season is on a different level with a new taste
16 clubs
are competing this year for the 2010 league with several prior preparations such as contacting the released players and getting imports.
What gives it a different taste this year is that new clubs are on the rise and all have imports who are on a different level than last year and its pretty difficult to predict who would be the title winner this year.

Ibdaa who was the double champ for 2009 season and cup tournament, who have added Jamal Ward (198-F-79, college: Chattanooga) to their 2009 roaster in the cup tournament helping them win it, but have added a new local member ' Mahdi Eid (194-F-81) ' a national team player for the 2010 roaster who played for AlAhli team and Jimmy Williams (196-G-86, college: Alders.-Broad.) is back and coached by Terry Hill who will surely put them on the right track.

However, Jamal Ward decided to join Islami Bethlehem one of the new clubs on the rise, who will sure give them an edge with his long experience, joined by another 7 new players from other clubs such as Hanna Sahwani, one of the best point guards in Palestine who played for De La Salle team as well as Luis Sudah and Ameer Shahin, Faris Sweiti, a strong center from AlRa'I Saleh, Basheer Shatara, a shooting guard from Orthodox Bethlehem along with Awad Hreimi, small forward and previously Khaled AlHaj.


The 3 new comers to Superleague have also taken precautions and got imports in order to be able to stay strong in the league, Andre Moss (201-F) (Forward) to Orthodoxi Thaqafi Beit Sahour (Paul Guerroro 2009), Tim Nelson (Point Guard) to Aroob Club, Tavaris Watts (203-F-85) (Forward) to Orthodox Bethlehem (Jarred Soles 2009).

De La Salle Club is competing with the younger team this year due to have lost several of their main players , 3 to another club, 2 travelling, 2 injured, but Justin Bourne (198-F, college: Alaska-Fairb.) is back, and will support Tawfiq Rafidi, Telly Rafidi, Hazem Khatab, Hassan Awad, Elie Nassrawi, Johnny Ishaq and Sari Amer and coached by Derrick Crayton (202-F-75, college: UALR).

Mike Grinder (191-G/F-80, college: Simpson (CA)) (Shooting Guard) back to Orthodox Beit Jala , Eibal Club joined by Jamal Walker (193-G/F-81, college: Briar Cliff) (shooting Guard), while Malcolm Thomas (192-F-85, college: Widener) (Forward) joined Hiteen club, and Nicholas Tuggle (Forward) joins AlRa'I Saleh and Jeremy Schreiber (185-G-83, college: Webber) is back to Terrasanta Beit Hanina, Ty Brunson (203-F/C-80, college: Mass.-Lowell) joined Catholic Action while John plays for Qalandia and Zait the Irish for Orthodox Ramallah while Ahli & Sariyet Ramallah are sill missing theirs.



Of course we wont forget the role and importance of the local talented players - Stay Tuned as the PBBA this year is sure full of surprises.


PBBA Week I: Ibdaa still strong, Terrasanta with a surprise, Catholic Action held up, Bethlehem rise, De La Salle young, Ramallah fast, Hiteen teamwork, Ahli double OTs - by Tamara Awartani
Week I started off with several competitive games

Ibdaa vs. Orthodoxi Thaqafi Beit Sahour 112 72
Ibdaa the double champ of 2009 season and cup, got into the mood of the game after several minutes and were unstoppable afterwards, with
Yahia Al Khatib (190-G-77), the best point guard leading the team with several 3pointers and shots along with Jimmy Williams (196-G-86, college: Alders.-Broad.) penetrations and shots, Iyad Yousef Abdalla (205-C-80) under basket and Abdallah Jaber with his 3pointers, not to forget the role of Coach Terry Hill, who enforced a new system and organized playing. While Orthodoxi Thaqafi Beit Sahour had a new import Andre Moss (201-F) who had great rebounds, assists and shots, along with Husam Kokali under basket while Oday Hilal was the star, a young guy with great potential, Ward Qumsieh and Rami Salsa' also played a role in scoring.
28/18, 26/21, 29/15, 29/18


Terrasanta vs. Sarriyet Ramallah 81 78
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Jeremy Schreiber (185-G-83, college: Webber) 3pointer in the last minutes gave Terrasanta the win over the well known Sarriyet Ramallah, Jeremy an all around player was unstoppable with his shots and penetrations assisted by Rafiq Nassrallah and Matia Nasser under basket. While Sarriyet Ramallah highly depended on the experienced player Ibrahim Al Habash (194-F-75), assisted by Salim Sakakini under basket and the rest were young players missing out on several positions and an import.
17/18, 19/16, 16/20, 29/24




Catholic Action vs. Qalandia 80 77
Yet another competitive game saved by Ty Brunson (203-F/C-80, college: Mass.-Lowell) with his last minute 3pointers and his under basket moves and shots throught out the game and assisted by
Shadi Bahnan (180-G-87), Firas Freij (173-F-87), the young Ibrahim Habash and Ricardo Giacaman (187-F-90). While Qalandia mainly depended on Nizar Abu Shehadeh and their import John with their perfect shots.
29/12, 21/24, 10/18, 25/20



Orthodoxi Bethlehem vs. Orthodoxi Beit Jala 79 76
Bethlehem the new comer to the SuperLeague started off easily in control of the game till the second half when Beit Jala awoke and were in focus, both teams had foul trouble especially on the import players who had a major role on both teams.
Tavaris Watts (203-F-85) was unstoppable under basket giving Bethlehem an edge, along with the experienced players Ibrahim Bandak, Osama Abu Jaber and Raed Barakat. While Beit Jala depended on Mike Grinder (191-G/F-80, college: Simpson (CA)) with his continuous 3pointers and penetrations along with Raed Abu Rumman (188-F-81) playing tough under basket and Kamal Mukarker, Khalil Harb and Charlie Qattan.
21/11, 21/19, 23/24, 14/22

De La Salle vs. Aroob 102 67
An easy game for the young De La Salle team, who played mainly an inside game depending on
Justin Bourne (198-F, college: Alaska-Fairb.) and Elie Nassrawi and outside game on Hasan Awad, Wisam Bitar and Telly Rafidi while Aroob the new comer to the Superleague only played an outside game depending to a great extent on Tim Nelson (186-G-86, college: Oklahoma S&A) who had unstoppable 3pointers along with Ramzi Jaffal and Mahmoud Jaber.
29/17, 36/21, 20/7, 17/22




Orthodoxi Ramallah vs. Islami Bethlehem 88-76
Orthodoxi Ramallah started off with great shots and fastbreaks through Ahmad Deeb and Ammar Jalaytah, and the team showed organized basketball with set plays, especially with their Irish Import Zait who stood out with his shooting, however, Islami was on the contrary at start but had a come back in the 3rd, with Hanna Sahwani the key to the team missing in the first half had the game in control in the 2nd half, Luis Sudah and Basheer Shatara both leading shooting guards are injured but played well offense with several 3pointers & shots, along with
Jamal Ward (198-F-79, college: Chattanooga) who hit several 3pointers, dunks and shots especially in the 3rd and 4th quarter.
25/9, 19/17, 16/26, 27/24




Hiteen vs. AlRaI Saleh 84 82
A roller coaster game with Hiteen and AlRa'I both leading 2 quarters at a time with a tie at the last 25 seconds till Hiteen were saved by a shot. Hiteen known for their quickness and team play led by Mohammed AlHilu and Radwan AlWanni, with Saed Darwazeh,and Haytham Qana'eer under basket and were assisted by
Malcolm Thomas (192-F-85, college: Widener) who had great rebounds and shots. While AlRa'I who missed out on 3 main players who left to other clubs was able to compete with the younger players such as Shadi Barahmeh, Bshara Michael and depending on Nick Tuggle (198-G/F-84, college: E.Tenn.St.) who had a major role with his scoring and rebounding.
21/17, 18/20, 27/10, 18/35

Ahli vs. Eibal 103 100
Double Overtime What a game! Ahli players with their long experience gave them an edge over Eibal who depended more on a younger generation and their import
Jamal Walker (193-G/F-81, college: Briar Cliff). Ahli led the first 2 quarters through Raed Diyab (184-G-74) one of the experienced point guards along with Ismael Sweiti (181-G-81) with his penetrations and shots along with Rami Al Bakri (185-G-77) and Sameh Hdeib (191-C-81) while Eibal depended on Basheer Abdelazeez (178-G-78) who led his team with his long experience assisted by Jamal Walker who stood out throughout the game with his all around game, along with Tamer Qanadeelo (192-F/C-80) and Qasem Turabi (194-F/C-90) and led the 2nd half, however, having three main players of Eibal out in the overtime gave Ahli an advantage.
19/18, 30/22, 18/20, 15/22, 10/10, 11/8



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  PBL   


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Elias AYUSO
  Capitanes
  (190-G-77)
  Avg: 23.2
 1. Ayuso, Capitanes23.2 
 2. Payne, Buffalo S.23.0 
 3. Anderson, Manchest.20.6 
 4. Bennett, Halifax R.20.0 
 5. Sherrill, Maryland.19.7 
 6. Bronson, Manchest.19.0 
 7. Robinson, Buffa.18.9 
 8. Brown, Buffalo S.18.8 
 9. Reyes, Capitanes18.7 
 10. Cortes, Capitanes18.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Angelo REYES
  Capitanes
  (205-F/C-81)
  Avg: 17.7
 1. Reyes, Capitanes17.7 
 2. Aubry, Capitanes14.1 
 3. Crookshank, Halif.13.2 
 4. Brown, Buffalo S.10.5 
 5. Demasi, Vermont FH10.0 
 6. Cunningham, Maryland.9.8 
 7. Wise, Quebec K.9.4 
 8. Ross, Buffalo S.9.3 
 9. Johnson, Rocheste.8.5 
 10. Bronson, Manchest.8.4 
Assists Per Game
 Anthony ANDERSON
  Manchester M.
  (180-G-81)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Anderson, Manchest.5.9 
 2. Ervin, Halifax R.5.9 
 3. Crouch, Rocheste.5.8 
 4. Rodriguez, Capit.5.8 
 5. Bowden, Lawton F.5.5 
 6. Rice, Vermont FH5.3 
 7. Daniels, Lawton F.4.8 
 8. Price, Buffalo S.4.4 
 9. Robinson, Buffa.4.0 
 10. Gamble, Buffalo S.3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Marlin JOHNSON
  Rochester R.
  (193-F-75)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Johnson, Rocheste.2.6 
 2. Robinson, Buffa.2.2 
 3. Bowden, Lawton F.2.1 
 4. Fortier, Quebec K.2.0 
 5. Stewart, Manchest.2.0 
 6. Holmes, Quebec K.1.9 
 7. Crouch, Rocheste.1.9 
 8. Thomas, Maryland.1.8 
 9. Gilchrese, Manche.1.8 
 10. Council, Rocheste.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Jeral DAVIS
  Vermont FH
  (216-C-84)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Davis, Vermont FH1.8 
 2. Anderson, Maryland.1.8 
 3. Crookshank, Halif.1.8 
 4. Aubry, Capitanes1.7 
 5. Thomas, Maryland.1.6 
 6. Mims, Lawton Ft.SC1.5 
 7. Bailey, Vermont FH1.5 
 8. Ocitti, Manchest.1.2 
 9. Daniels, Lawton F.1.0 
 10. Bailey, Rocheste.0.9 


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  POLAND   


Standings - 1 Liga
1Liga Standings
 1. Zastal ZG 23-6 
 2. MMKS DG 22-6 
 3. Siarka T. 21-6 
 4. Big Star 20-9 
 5. Spojnia S. 19-10 
 6. LKS Lodz 17-11 
 7. Znicz Basket 15-14 
 8. Sokol L. 14-14 
 9. Start Lublin 14-14 
 10. Trefl SSA 11-16 
 11. Zubry 10-18 
 12. Tempcold AZS 9-20 
 13. Gornik Wal. 9-20 
 14. MOSiR Krosno 9-20 
 15. Sudety JG 8-21 
 16. AZS AWF K-ce 6-22 


Standings - 2 Liga
2Liga Standings
Group A
 1. Astoria 23-2 
 2. SKK Siedlce 20-4 
 3. Norgips 20-5 
 4. Nowy Dwor Gd. 19-7 
 5. Tur B.Podl. 16-8 
 6. Zuraw Gn. 16-11 
 7. Harmattan 15-11 
 8. MMKS SIDEn 14-11 
 9. Basket Kw. 12-11 
 10. Assec.Prokom 3 9-16 
 11. Korsarz 8-17 
 12. AZS Olsztyn 7-17 
 13. Unibet Legia 6-16 
 14. Zyrardowianka 6-18 
 15. OSSM W-wa 2-19 
 16. OSSM Sopot 0-21 
Group B
 1. AZS Szczecin 18-1 
 2. AZS PP Poznan 17-2 
 3. Open Basket 17-4 
 4. Pogon Prudnik 16-14 
 5. AZS Kutno 13-8 
 6. Ksiezak 12-8 
 7. Nysa Klodzko 10-7 
 8. Stal Ostrow 9-10 
 9. AZS PO Opole 8-10 
 10. MKS Skiern. 8-12 
 11. Obiekty Wrocl. 7-13 
 12. Slask Wroclaw 5-15 
 13. OSSM Wroclaw 3-18 
 14. KKS Siechnice 0-19 
Group C
 1. Rosasport 20-1 
 2. Unia Tarnow 20-4 
 3. AZS PR Radom 15-8 
 4. AZS Pol.Cz-wa 14-9 
 5. Cracovia 13-8 
 6. MCKiS Jaw. 12-6 
 7. UMKS Kielce 11-9 
 8. Komtek 9-11 
 9. Alba 9-12 
 10. MKS Limanowa 9-13 
 11. Pogon Ruda Sl. 7-6 
 12. Mickiewicz 6-17 
 13. Staco Niepol. 5-16 
 14. Wisla Krakow 4-18 
 15. OSSM S.Wola 1-22 


Stats Leaders - 1Liga
Points Per Game
 Tomasz CELEJ
  Start Lublin
  (198-F/G-78)
  Avg: 20.8
 1. Celej, Start Lublin20.8 
 2. Sterenga, Gornik W.20.4 
 3. Pacocha, Big Star19.0 
 4. Mazur, Spojnia S.17.9 
 5. Pluta, MOSiR K.17.4 
 6. Flieger, Zastal ZG17.1 
 7. Storozynski, Asec.P.16.4 
 8. Kulikowski, Zubry16.0 
 9. Piechowicz, MMKS D.15.3 
 10. Weatherspoon, Znicz B.15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Tomasz WOJDYLA
  Zastal ZG
  (201-F-77)
  Avg: 11.8
 1. Wojdyla, Sudety JG11.8 
 2. Sterenga, Gornik W.10.2 
 3. Storozynski, Asec.P.9.8 
 4. Grudzinski, Spojn.9.6 
 5. Lopatka, Asec.Pro.9.5 
 6. Lisewski, MMKS D.9.4 
 7. Kulikowski, Zubry9.3 
 8. Mis, Siarka T.8.8 
 9. Czech, Sudety JG8.6 
 10. Kwiatkowski, Start L.8.6 
Assists Per Game
 Marcin STOKLOSA
  Spojnia S.
  (188-G-77)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Stoklosa, Spojn.8.1 
 2. Sikora, Start Lublin6.4 
 3. Basinski, MMKS D.4.9 
 4. Trepka, LKS Lodz4.7 
 5. Baran, Siarka T.4.7 
 6. Glapinski, Sokol L.4.6 
 7. Rapucha, Zubry4.6 
 8. Mordzak, Asec.Pro.4.2 
 9. Pacocha, Big Star4.2 
 10. Szczypka, MMKS D.4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Marcin FLIEGER
  Zastal ZG
  (182-G-84)
  Avg: 3
 1. Flieger, Zastal ZG3.0 
 2. Szpyrka, Siarka T.2.9 
 3. Sikora, Asec.Pro.2.6 
 4. Stoklosa, Spojn.2.4 
 5. Basinski, MMKS D.2.4 
 6. Krupa, Siarka T.2.3 
 7. Koszuta, Spojnia S.2.2 
 8. Nowak, Znicz B.2.2 
 9. Chodkiewicz, Zastal Z.2.2 
 10. Szczepaniak, LKS L.2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Rafal KULIKOWSKI
  Zubry
  (204-C-85)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Kulikowski, Zubry2.3 
 2. Lisewski, MMKS D.2.3 
 3. Milewski, AZS A.1.8 
 4. Mis, Siarka T.1.4 
 5. Wrobel, Gornik Walb.1.3 
 6. Marculewicz, Zubry1.2 
 7. Jarmakowicz, Zastal Z.1.2 
 8. Pisarczyk, Siarka T.1.2 
 9. Czech, Sudety JG1.0 
 10. Nowak, Znicz B.0.9 


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  PUERTO RICO   


Cowboys winless no more - by Luis Ramirez
The Bayamon Cowboys got their first win of the season as they beat the Isabela Gallitos 87-83.

The cowboys sporting a new import player in Robert Traylor were looking to get in to the win column. They started off the 1st quarter with a good offensive effort from Traylor as the quarter ended 26-28 for the cowboys.

In the 2nd quarter the Gallitos mounted an offensive run of their own, but it was not enough to stop the cowboys who took the 1st half 54-37. Traylor had 12 points during this period while Demarco Johnson had 11 points to lead the cowboys. David Green scored 15 points for the Gallitos.

In the 3rd quarter the Gallitos had a 12-0 run to close the gap to 54-49 with 6:08 to go in the quarter. The cowboys then went on a run of themselves and withstood the onslaught as the quarter closed with the cowboys leading 75 -65.

In the 4th quarter, the Gallitos made another run but fell short as the Cowboys held on for their 1st win of the season.

For Bayamon, Christian Dalmau scored 30 points followed by Robert Traylor with 18 points and 9 rebounds. For Isabela, David Green scored 22 points with 9 rebounds followed by both Darnell Hinson and Shawn Priutt with 19 points each, Priutt also grabbed 17 rebounds.


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  RUSSIA   


Krasnie Krilya advanced to the Quarter Final Round of Eurochallenge - by Eurobasket News
AEL - Krasnie Krilya 68:84

Krasnie Krilya advanced to the Quarter Final Round as they finished Group I with 4-2 record. The Russian team grabbed 84:68 over AEL as the latter is on the bottom with 1-5 record.
Krasnie Krilya grabbed 2-0 from the start and enjoyed 11:4 lead midway through the opening quarter. Liatsos reduced to 15:11, while the guests finished the stanza with 7-0 run. Right after that time it became clear about the Russian success. Trushkin made it 31:19 and Vasylius scored for 37:19. AEL however started to play better in the period and reduced to 41:30 with 2 minutes in the qaurter. Krasnie Krilya poured in 7 more points in the period as Voronov closed the frame at 48:30. The third period was tied at 16-16 that brought 64:46 after 30 minutes of the game. Evtimov opened the last frame from the perimeter and Khloponin answered from the same distance for the guests. Although after 20-22, the Russian side celebrated the total victory.
Andrei Ivanov (197-G/F-84, agency: RU-Basket Management) top-scored for the guests with 15 points, while Luis Flores (188-G-81, college: Manhattan) and Marcus Douthit (211-F/C-80, college: Providence) netted 12 each. Miah Davis (183-G-81, agency: Strategic Sports, college: Pacific) ended up with 17 points in the losing effort and Michalis Kounounis (194-F-81, agency: Interperformances) notched 15. AEL finished the group with 1-5 record.

AEL: Miah Davis 17, Michalis Kounounis 15
Krasnie Krilya: Andrei Ivanov 15, Luis Flores 12, Marcus Douthit 12


Banvit beat Enisey, both out of EuroChallenge - by Eurobasket News
Banvit - Enisey 94:85

Banvit could not advance to the next round of EuroChallenge but they sent Enisey out of it. The Turkish side needed 94:85 win to take 3-3 record in Group L, while the Russian side fell at 2-4.
Both teams needed the victory and hoped for the last victory in the group. Kaspars Kambala (206-C-78, college: UNLV) brought the guests the first points, while Williams was active for the hosts. Enisey led in the majority of the period and had 23:18 in the end of it. Ufuk Gurgen (205-C-77, agency: 1x1 Sports) managed to tie the score with his team at 27:27. Cankaya nailed three for 38:34, whilst Kaspars Kambala tied it at 41:41. Demeshkin with a tip-in gave the Russian squad 43:42 halftime lead. It became even hotter in the second half as the pressure and intrigue remained in the game. Williams scored for 55:54 and Baris Ermis (194-G-85) gave his side 63:61. Chalmers made it equal again at 73:73 and Savkov brought Enisey 78:77 lead that became the last one in the game. Banvit needed 10-0 run to answer all the questions in the court. Baris Ermis later made two free throws for the final success.
Baris Ermis paced all the winners with 19 points. Goran Cakic (207-C/F-80, agency: Beo Basket) notched 14, while Ufuk Gurgen added 13. Kaspars Kambala finished the night with 17 points in the losing effort and Andrei Komarovski (196-G-85) scored 13.

Banvit: Baris Ermis 19, Goran Cakic 14, Ufuk Gurgen 13
Enisey: Kaspars Kambala 17, Andrei Komarovski 13


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  SCOTLAND   


Standings
National League Standings
 1. Edinburgh K. 16-2 
 2. C.Eriksson F. 12-6 
 3. St.Mirren 12-6 
 4. Troon T. 7-10 
 5. Glasgow S. 3-14 
 6. E.Lothian B. 1-16 


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  SERBIA   


FMP Belgrade needed massive third period to advance to the next stage - by Eurobasket News
FMP - Liege 81:55

FMP Belgrade clinched the EuroChallenge Quarter-Final Round ticket with a comprehensive 81:55 victory against Belgacom Liege. The Serbian team finished second in Group J with 4-2 record, while Liege finishes with 1-5 record.
Nemanja Protic (182-G-86) opened the game from the perimeter, while Michael Green (185-G-85, college: Towson) made the same for the guests. The teams were tied four times in the period as FMP took 22:18 after 10 minutes. Moreover they went on a bigger lead in the beginning of the second period and reached 32:21 when Mladen Jeremic (196-G-88) made a lay-up. Liege was too far to give up and reduced to 36:33 at the halftime. The third period became decisive in the game as the hosts produced 28-10 in it. Mladen Jeremic scored from the arc to give his team 64:43 after three quarters. Musli scored for 68:46 and his another four points brought 70:48 on the board. Papac was the last to score n the game to make the final 81:55 score.
Miroslav Raduljica (213-C-88, agency: Buck Andre) and Nemanja Protic stepped up with 17 points each, while Mladen Jeremic added 15. Adrian Banks (191-G-86, college: NW Mississippi CC), Xavier Collette (184-G-85, agency: LBM Management), Andrija Stipanovic (208-C-86) and Michael Green posted 8 each in defeat.

FMP will now face Goettingen that won Group I of EuroChallenge as they stormed past Eiffel Towers in the last game. The German side needed 86:57 twin the group with 5-1 record.

FMP: Miroslav Raduljica 17, Nemanja Protic 17, Mladen Jeremic 15
Liege: Adrian Banks 8, Xavier Collette 8, Andrija Stipanovic 8, Michael Green 8



Standings - B Liga
B League Standings
 1. Superfund 17-3 
 2. Radnicki O. 15-5 
 3. Crnokosa 15-5 
 4. Smederevo 14-6 
 5. Jagodina 12-8 
 6. Mladost CA 11-9 
 7. Zeleznicar I. 11-9 
 8. FMP II 8-11 
 9. Vojvodina 8-12 
 10. Jug Vranje 8-12 
 11. Vrbas 7-13 
 12. Partizan II 6-14 
 13. Zdravlje 5-15 
 14. Beovuk 72 2-17 


Stats Leaders - 1A
Points Per Game
 Vladimir PANIC
  Metalac
  (194-F-82)
  Avg: 19.7
 1. Panic, Metalac19.7 
 2. Jorovic, Borac17.9 
 3. Mladenovic, Ergon.17.8 
 4. Mihajlovic, Ergonom17.7 
 5. Markovic, Tamis17.1 
 6. Markovic, Napredak16.5 
 7. Vukosavljevi., Prolet.16.1 
 8. Martinic, Vojvodina16.0 
 9. Micevic, Borac15.5 
 10. Rakic, Novi Sad15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aleksandar MLADENOVIC
  Ergonom
  (207-F/C-84)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Mladenovic, Ergon.7.4 
 2. Mikic, KG 066.9 
 3. Buric, Tamis6.5 
 4. Ljubojevic, Novi S.6.2 
 5. Borovcanin, Sloga6.1 
 6. Jelovac, Mega V.5.9 
 7. Lukovic, Radnic.5.9 
 8. Jorovic, Borac5.9 
 9. Vukosavljevi., Prolet.5.9 
 10. Bosnjak, Vojvodina5.9 
Assists Per Game
 Vid ZARKOVIC
  Proleter Naft.
  (189-G-75)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Zarkovic, Prolet.7.1 
 2. Kocergin, Masinac4.9 
 3. Stefanovic, Metal.4.3 
 4. Rakic, Novi Sad4.2 
 5. Korac, Beograd4.1 
 6. Djordjevic, Sloga4.0 
 7. Martinic, Vojvodina3.9 
 8. Prolovic, Borac3.7 
 9. Dimitrijevic, Sloga3.6 
 10. Radulovic, Masinac3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Goran MARTINIC
  Vojvodina
  (186-G-87)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Martinic, Vojvodina2.2 
 2. Vulin, Proleter Naft.2.1 
 3. Zarkovic, Prolet.1.9 
 4. Mihajlovic, Ergonom1.8 
 5. Rakic, Novi Sad1.7 
 6. Dundjerski, Beograd1.7 
 7. Kovacevic, Novi Sad1.7 
 8. Djordjevic, Sloga1.7 
 9. Borovcanin, Sloga1.7 
 10. Ljubojevic, Metal.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Nikola MARAVIC
  Mega Vizura
  (212-C-89)
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Maravic, Mega V.1.1 
 2. Mladenovic, Ergon.1.1 
 3. Lukovic, Radnic.1.1 
 4. Buric, Tamis1.1 
 5. Bircevic, Metalac1.0 
 6. Dramicanin, Borac0.9 
 7. Arsic, Masinac0.8 
 8. Ljubojevic, Novi S.0.8 
 9. Marjanovic, Vojvo.0.6 
 10. Jagodic Kuri., Novi S.0.6 


Gran Canaria edge Crvena Zvezda for EuroCup Last 8 spot - by Eurobasket News
Gran Canaria - Crvena Zvezda 81:58
Gran Canaria qualified into the EuroCup quarterfinals. The Spanish team held off Crvena Zvezda in the decisive clash in Group L to advance. Crvena Zvezda have been left outside the tournaments Last 8. Will McDonald (207-C-79, college: S.Florida) scored 24 points and grabbed 7 rebounds to lead the charge.
Jaycee Carroll (188-G-83, agency: Priority Sports) helped the hosts to an 8:3 start to the game. Marko Keselj (205-F-88, agency: Beo Basket), Oliver Stevic (204-F/C-84) and Radivojevic drew things level 14 late in the opening frame. But Gran Canaria eked out an 18:15 lead ten minutes into the game. The hosts opened the second frame with six points in a row to stretch the margin. Gran Canaria controlled the encounter and built a 17-point lead late in the half. Videnov and Oliver Stevic answered with five points in a row for Crvena Zvezda as the Serbian team went into the dressing room down by 15. Jaycee Carroll stepped up for the hosts early in the third stanza. He helped Gran Canaria accumulate a 20-point lead and the Spanish outfit maintained it well enough to enjoy a 64:42 buffer heading into the fourth frame. Marko Keselj opened the fourth stanza with a three-pointer but Jaycee Carroll, Will McDonald and Sanders silenced the visitors for good in this one. Jaycee Carroll provided 13 points, while Daniel Kickert (208-C-83, college: St.Mary's, CA) added 10 points in the winning effort. Oliver Stevic responded with 12 points and 8 rebounds for Crvena Zvezda. Marko Keselj contributed 11 points in defeat.

Gran Canaria: Will McDonald 24, Jaycee Carroll 13, Daniel Kickert 10
Crvena Zvezda: Oliver Stevic 12, Marko Keselj 11



KK Hemofarm Stada Vrsac sign Kyle Hill - by Eurobasket
KK Hemofarm Stada Vrsac added to their roster 31-year old American guard Kyle Hill (188-G-79, college: E.Illinois). Hill played most recently at Meridiano Alicante (Spain). Hill is a very experienced player. He played also pro basketball in Bosnia, Croatia, France, Greece, Italy and Spain.
in his first game with Vrsac, Hill played 30 minutes and scored 2 points, 1 rebound and 1 assists.
By Eurobasket Data Center


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  SLOVENIA   


FIBA Arbitral Tribunal 046/09: (Tomislav Mahoric, Bostjan Jakse v/ BC Kyiv) - by Eurobasket News
The Slovenian coaches Tomo Mahoric and Bostjan Jakse filed a claim against the Ukrainian club BC Kyiv for compensation for breach of contract.

The coaches requested full payment of their salaries for the 2008/2009 season, alleging that the club terminated their employment agreements without just cause and subsequently did not pay the amounts due under the settlement agreements signed by the parties.

Despite several invitations by the FAT, BC Kyiv did not make any submissions in reply to the request for arbitration, only requesting the FAT to postpone the issuance of a decision in the present matter. The Arbitrator decided to partially uphold the claim.

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  SOUTH KOREA   


KBL Playoff Series to Begin Today - by Rick Ross
The playoffs are here again, with the hardwood
turning into a battlefield for six
Korean Basketball League (KBL) teams.

This season, with the Ulsan Mobis and
KT SonicBoom earning first-round byes,
four teams the KCC Egis, Samsung Thunders,
LG Sakers and Dongbu Promy will begin their
championship quest on Wednesday when the
No. 3-ranked Sakers host the fourth-ranked
Promy in Changwon, South Gyeongnam Province.

One day later, the Egis will take on the
Thunders in Jeonju, North Jeolla Province
to open their title defense.
No. 3 Egis vs. No. 6 Thunders

Entering the 2009-10 season, the two teams,
last season's finalists, were the heaviest favorites,
but failed to live up to expectations.

The reigning champion Egis fell out of the
regular-season title race after losing
2.21-meter center Ha Seung-jin to a calf injury
during the All-Star weekend in January.

Yet that appears to have little significance now as
Ha is expected to play in the first round of the playoffs.

Ha rejoined team practice today, Egis head
coach Hur Jae said during a press
conference in Seoul Monday.

Although I am still worried about how much he has recovered,
I expect him to become game-fit in three or four days.
Ha averaged 12.6 points and 10 rebounds
in five games against the Thunders.

The Thunders rely on their veteran players,
who contributed to the Seoul-based team
reaching the postseason for the eighth straight year.

In addition, An Jun-ho's side added interior
help in Lee Seung-joon, the No. 2 overall pick
in the ethnic draft who scored 15.3 points and
gathered 7.1 boards per game this season.

Veterans have made decent showings
in the playoffs, An said.
The Egis' height, composed of Ivan Johnson,
Terrence Leather and Ha, is still tough to overcome,
but I hope we will be able to handle it
better than last season thanks to Seung-joon's presence.

The two teams split their six head-to-
head encounters this season.
No. 4 Sakers vs. No. 5 Promy
The Sakers look to continue their
late surge against the Promy.

Kang Eul-joon's side went 9-1 down the stretch,
including a nine-game winning streak to
drop the Promy to fifth place after being
eliminated from the championship contention halfway into the season.

The Changwon-based team depends on Moon Tae-young,
who led the league in points at 21.9, and leading
rebounder Chris Alexander will provide frontcourt size.

The Sakers hold a 4-2 advantage in their series this season,
but their second-year coach put the numbers aside ahead of Game 1.
We were 4-2, but we had luck on our side, Kang said.
We will leave behind a nine-game winning
streak and prepare to face the Promy from scratch.

For the Wonju-based Promy,
Kim Joo-sung's comeback is a big boost to
rookie coach Kang Dong-hee.

The 2.05-meter lanky forward hurt his ankle late
last month and missed the remainder of the season.
In addition, forward Marquin Chandler,
who struggled down the stretch, is regaining his form.
Joo-sung has been improving a lot and he can play now,
the Promy coach said.

Foreign players can change the complexion
of games in the playoffs.
I considered replacing Chandler,
but he is back on track now, so I look
forward to him (performing well).
By Kang Seung-woo
Staff Reporter



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  SPAIN   


Stats Leaders - ACB
Points Per Game
 Gerald FITCH
  Fuenlabrada
  (191-G-82)
  Avg: 19.3
 1. Fitch, Fuenlabrada19.3 
 2. Carroll, Gran Canaria18.8 
 3. Tucker, DKV J.17.5 
 4. Vujanic, CB Murcia16.6 
 5. Splitter, Caja L.16.3 
 6. Vasiliadis, Xacob.15.9 
 7. Navarro, Regal B.15.5 
 8. Batista, Fuenlabr.15.0 
 9. Banic, Bizkaia Bilbao14.6 
 10. Jackson, Xacobeo BS14.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Esteban BATISTA
  Fuenlabrada
  (208-F/C-83)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Batista, Fuenlabr.8.3 
 2. Moss, CB Murcia7.6 
 3. Panko, Lagun A.7.2 
 4. Kirksay, Cajasol7.2 
 5. Hendrix, Granada7.1 
 6. Prestes, CB Murcia7.0 
 7. Splitter, Caja L.6.9 
 8. Caner-Medley, Estudi.6.6 
 9. Augustine, Gran C.6.6 
 10. Jackson, Xacobeo BS6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Omar COOK
  Unicaja
  (186-G-82)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Cook, Unicaja6.1 
 2. Huertas, Caja L.5.3 
 3. Stanic, Xacobeo BS5.0 
 4. Rubio, Regal Barca4.9 
 5. Dumas, Valladolid4.7 
 6. Valters, DKV J.4.5 
 7. Calloway, Cajasol4.2 
 8. Norris, Gran C.4.1 
 9. Oliver, Estudiantes3.9 
 10. Tucker, DKV J.3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Tariq KIRKSAY
  Cajasol
  (199-F-79)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Kirksay, Cajasol2.5 
 2. Rubio, Regal Barca2.3 
 3. Van Lacke, Valladolid2.0 
 4. Prigioni, MMC R.2.0 
 5. Jaric, MMC R.1.9 
 6. Triguero, Cajasol1.7 
 7. Rodriguez, Bizkai.1.7 
 8. Hendrix, Granada1.5 
 9. Fisher, Gran C.1.5 
 10. Welsch, Unicaja1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Michael RUFFIN
  Manresa
  (203-F-77)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Ruffin, Manresa1.6 
 2. Battle, Valladolid1.6 
 3. Batista, Fuenlabr.1.3 
 4. Vazquez, Regal B.1.3 
 5. Aguilar, Granada1.3 
 6. Hendrix, Granada1.2 
 7. Lavrinovic, MMC R.1.2 
 8. Lishchuk, Valencia.1.1 
 9. Barnes, Valladolid1.1 
 10. Savane, Gran C.1.1 


Maurice Bailey in Xacobeo Blu:Sens - by Eurobasket News
Maurice Bailey (183-G-81, college: Sacred Heart) has joined Xacobeo Blu:Sens for one week tryout. The Jamaican-US guard started the season in Crvena Zvezda. He averaged 9.5 points, 2.0 boards and 1.9 assists per game in the Adriatic League. Last season Maurice Bailey spent in Russia. The 28-year-old guard averaged 15.5 points, 4.1 boards and 3.8 assists per appearance for Spartak Primorie. Xacobeo Blu:Sens are currently at 7-17 record in the 17th spot in the ACB ladder.


Gran Canaria edge Crvena Zvezda for EuroCup Last 8 spot - by Eurobasket News
Gran Canaria - Crvena Zvezda 81:58
Gran Canaria qualified into the EuroCup quarterfinals. The Spanish team held off Crvena Zvezda in the decisive clash in Group L to advance. Crvena Zvezda have been left outside the tournaments Last 8. Will McDonald (207-C-79, college: S.Florida) scored 24 points and grabbed 7 rebounds to lead the charge.
Jaycee Carroll (188-G-83, agency: Priority Sports) helped the hosts to an 8:3 start to the game. Marko Keselj (205-F-88, agency: Beo Basket), Oliver Stevic (204-F/C-84) and Radivojevic drew things level 14 late in the opening frame. But Gran Canaria eked out an 18:15 lead ten minutes into the game. The hosts opened the second frame with six points in a row to stretch the margin. Gran Canaria controlled the encounter and built a 17-point lead late in the half. Videnov and Oliver Stevic answered with five points in a row for Crvena Zvezda as the Serbian team went into the dressing room down by 15. Jaycee Carroll stepped up for the hosts early in the third stanza. He helped Gran Canaria accumulate a 20-point lead and the Spanish outfit maintained it well enough to enjoy a 64:42 buffer heading into the fourth frame. Marko Keselj opened the fourth stanza with a three-pointer but Jaycee Carroll, Will McDonald and Sanders silenced the visitors for good in this one. Jaycee Carroll provided 13 points, while Daniel Kickert (208-C-83, college: St.Mary's, CA) added 10 points in the winning effort. Oliver Stevic responded with 12 points and 8 rebounds for Crvena Zvezda. Marko Keselj contributed 11 points in defeat.

Gran Canaria: Will McDonald 24, Jaycee Carroll 13, Daniel Kickert 10
Crvena Zvezda: Oliver Stevic 12, Marko Keselj 11



Stats Leaders-LEB Silver
Points Per Game
 Courtney PIGRAM
  Andorra
  (185-G-85)
  Avg: 16.8
 1. Pigram, Andorra16.8 
 2. Vereen, Rosalia16.6 
 3. Ferrer, Cajasur .15.8 
 4. Uriz, Santurtzi15.7 
 5. Zengotitaben., Hue.15.2 
 6. Wolfram, Andorra15.2 
 7. Barcelo, Plasencia15.2 
 8. Higgs, L''Hospitalet15.1 
 9. Johnson, Huesca14.8 
 10. Howard, Guadalaj.14.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Shalawn MILLER
  Huelva
  (204-C/F-74)
  Avg: 9.1
 1. Miller, Huelva9.1 
 2. Thompson, ADT T.8.9 
 3. Howard, Guadalaj.8.7 
 4. Santana, Caja Rioja8.3 
 5. Williams, Matchmind8.1 
 6. Johnson, Huesca7.4 
 7. Andrews, Huesca7.2 
 8. Ausina, Matchmind7.2 
 9. Griffin, Cajasur .7.1 
 10. Adams, Navarra7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Ricardo BUSCIGLIO
  Caja Rioja
  (185-G-86)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Busciglio, Caja Rioja5.8 
 2. Castello, ADT T.4.8 
 3. Rufian, Huelva4.4 
 4. Rodriguez, Rosalia4.0 
 5. Cardenas, Qalat C.3.9 
 6. Lopez, Coruna3.9 
 7. Gonzalez, Navarra3.8 
 8. Santamaria, ADT T.3.7 
 9. Marcos, Alcazar3.7 
 10. Alonso, Matchmind3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Nathan MILLER
  Coruna
  (193-F-87)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Miller, Coruna2.3 
 2. Barcelo, Plasencia2.3 
 3. Gomez, Huelva2.3 
 4. Johnson, Huesca2.1 
 5. Pigram, Andorra2.0 
 6. Ott, Caja Rioja2.0 
 7. Suka-Umu, Cajasur .2.0 
 8. Higgs, L''Hospitalet1.9 
 9. Bavosi, Promobys1.9 
 10. Martinez, Huelva1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Kim ADAMS
  Navarra
  (203-F/C-82)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Adams, Navarra1.5 
 2. Byombo, Illescas1.4 
 3. Matali, Andorra1.2 
 4. Thompson, ADT T.1.1 
 5. Bain, ADT Tarragona1.0 
 6. Williams, Matchmind1.0 
 7. Sekulic, Plasencia0.9 
 8. Ward, Alcazar0.9 
 9. Joseph, Rosalia0.9 
 10. Andrews, Huesca0.9 


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  SWITZERLAND   


LNA Round: 27 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
BBC Nyon - SAM Massagno 80-58
Nyon eased past SAM Massagno for the 14th win in the tournament. Julien Rahier (193-G-83, agency: LBM Management) led well-balanced offense with 15 points. Josh Almanson and Yuanta Holland added 13 points each in the win. Samuel Hines answered with 20 points for SAM Massagno.

Monthey - Boncourt 83-71
Jean-Richard Volcy (202-F-82, college: N.Michigan) scored 21 points and pulled down 11 boards to lead Monthey past Boncourt. Kareem Johnson added 18 points in the 12th win for Monthey. Tony Gugino responded with 17 points and 14 rebounds for the Red Team.

Geneva Devils - MGS 85-63
Geneva held off MGS as Isaac Wells (203-F-85, agency: Strategic Sports, college: Arkansas St.) scored 20 points, grabbed 9 rebounds and dished out 4 assists. Rashard Lee added 18 points in the winning effort. Brian Gilmore responded with 17 points and 6 rebounds for MGS.

Lugano Tigers - SAV Vacallo 83-64
Lugano outscored Vacallo for the 20th win in the season. Mohammed Abukar (208-F-85, agency: Interperformances, college: San Diego St.) scored 23 points and grabbed 7 rebounds for the Tigers. Michael Efevberha added 27 points in the win. Nikola Dacevic and Rickey Gibson responded with 15 points each for Vacallo.

Fribourg - Starwings 74-81
Starwings silenced Fribourg on the road. Tony Brown (193-G-79, college: Arkansas St.) came up with 24 points for the visitors. Vernard Hollins accounted for 17 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists in the victory. Brendon Polyblank responded with 21 points and 9 boards for Benetton.



Standings - LNB
LNB Standings
 1. Bernex 21-2 
 2. Zurich W. 17-6 
 3. Swiss Central 15-8 
 4. Villars 14-10 
 5. Martigny 13-10 
 6. Vevey 13-10 
 7. Chene 12-11 
 8. Pully 11-11 
 9. Vernier 9-14 
 10. Acad.Fribourg 8-14 
 11. DDV Lugano 8-15 
 12. Zurich K. 6-17 
 13. Neuchatel 2-21 


Stats Leaders LNA
Points Per Game
 Tony BROWN
  Starwings
  (193-G-79)
  Avg: 19.9
 1. Brown, Starwings19.9 
 2. Thomas, Lausanne19.8 
 3. Hollins, Starwings19.7 
 4. Hines, SAM M.19.1 
 5. Hamilton, SAM M.19.0 
 6. Schneiderman., SAV V.17.7 
 7. Volcy, Monthey17.7 
 8. Abukar, Lugano T.17.6 
 9. Bradley, MGS17.5 
 10. Lee, Geneva Devils16.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marcus SLOAN
  Starwings
  (205-F-82)
  Avg: 10.9
 1. Sloan, Starwings10.9 
 2. Flowers, Lausanne10.2 
 3. Grimm, SAM M.9.8 
 4. Thompson, Lausanne9.5 
 5. Volcy, Monthey9.1 
 6. Gugino, Boncourt9.1 
 7. Southall, BBC Nyon8.9 
 8. VanderMeer, Lugano T.7.6 
 9. Sanders, Lugano T.7.4 
 10. Vogt, Fribourg7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Vernard HOLLINS
  Starwings
  (190-G-80)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Hollins, Starwings6.2 
 2. Monroe, Boncourt5.5 
 3. Lukovic, SAV V.5.5 
 4. Wooten, Boncourt5.0 
 5. Walton, Lugano T.4.9 
 6. Bradley, MGS4.9 
 7. Pleux-D., Lausanne4.8 
 8. Gray, SAM Massagno4.6 
 9. Stein, Lugano T.4.5 
 10. Johnson, BBC Nyon4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Vernon HAMILTON
  Mykolaiv
  (183-G-84)
  Avg: 5
 1. Hamilton, SAM M.5.0 
 2. Gray, SAM Massagno2.9 
 3. Volcy, Monthey2.5 
 4. Gugino, Boncourt2.5 
 5. Tshomba, Boncourt2.4 
 6. Dacevic, SAV V.2.4 
 7. Gibson, SAV Vacallo2.3 
 8. Stein, Lugano T.2.2 
 9. Porchet, Monthey2.2 
 10. Pleux-D., Lausanne2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Alex THOMPSON
  Lausanne
  (208-F-85)
  Avg: 3.9
 1. Thompson, Lausanne3.9 
 2. Southall, BBC Nyon3.3 
 3. VanderMeer, Lugano T.2.7 
 4. Sloan, Starwings1.5 
 5. Flowers, Lausanne1.2 
 6. Sanders, Lugano T.1.2 
 7. Niang, MGS1.2 
 8. Volcy, Monthey1.2 
 9. Vogt, Fribourg1.1 
 10. Gilmore, MGS1.1 


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  TAIWAN   


Week 8 MVP: Derek Stribling - by Chris Wang
Stribling Derek (198-F-82, college: Tennessee Tech), who joined Taiwan Beer in mid season, was named SBL Week 7 MVP after leading the team to two wins last week with an averagee of 27 points and 12 rebounds.

Stribling is averaging 23.5 points and 9.2 rebounds for the season.

2010 SBL Weekly MVPs

Week 7: Stribling Derek, TB
Week 6: Jonathan Sanders, PY
Week 5: Alexus Foyle, TM
Week 4: Shawn Hawkins, KKL
Week 3: Chang Chih-feng, Dacin
Week 2: Tseng Wen-ting, Yulon
Week 1: Jonathan Sanders, PY


Standings - SBL
SBL Standings
 1. Dacin Tigers 12-3 
 2. KKL 10-6 
 3. Yulon Luxgen 9-6 
 4. Taiwan Beer 8-6 
 5. Pure Youth 7-9 
 6. Taiwan Mobile 6-9 
 7. Bank of Taiwan 1-14 


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  THAILAND   


Thailand Tiger's Attaporn Lertmalaiporn wins ABL MVP - by Hector Santos
Thailand Tiger's Attaporn Lertmalaiporn recently was chosen as the 1st Asean Basketball League MVP. He ousted other candidates such as Christian Ronald Sitepu of SM BritAma and Krustiwa Ratdech also of Thailand Tigers.

Meanwhile, Jason Dixon of Philippine Patriots won the best import award defeating Kyle Jeffers of Singapore Slingers and Nakiea Miller of Satria Muda BritAma. ABL Finals MVP goes to Warren Ybanez from the Phillipine Patriots.


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  TURKEY   


TBL, Round 21 review: Fenerbahce Ulker joins Efes Pilsen on top - by Eurobasket News
Darussafaka - Erdemir 87-80
Darussafaka closed Round 21 with 87-80 home win against Erdemir. Quincy Douby (191-G-84, college: Rutgers) stepped up for the hosts with 22 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists. Jermareo Davidson (208-F-84, college: Alabama) had 19 points and 13 boards, while Haris Mujezinovic (205-F-74, agency: Beo Basket, college: Indiana) helped with 13 pts. Alex Gordon replied with 17 pts in loss. Darussafaka 4-17 (last place), Erdemir 10-11.

Karsiyaka - Fener.Ulker 73-84
Fenerbahce Ulker cruised past Karsiyaka 73-84, joining Efes Pilsen on top of TBL standings with 18-3 record. Semih Erden (211-C-87) nailed 14 points for Fener in this game, and Mirsad Turkcan (206-F-76) followed him with double-double of 13 points and 11 rebounds. David Holston (173-G-86, college: Chicago St.) delivered 18 points for Karsiyaka, who slipped to 11-10.

T.Telekom - Bornova 104-79
12-9 for Turk Telekom and 10-11 for Bornova after this game. Kristoffer Lang (211-F/C-79, agency: SportsTalent, college: N.Carolina) was on fire for the hosts with 27 points (12/14 FG2, 34 FT). Umit Sonkol (206-F-82) had 22 points and 13 boards, while Bekir Yarangume (198-F-79) had 16 pts. Joshua Shipp top-scored in loss with 19 points.

Mersin - Oyak Renault 83-75
Important win for Mersin as both teams had 5-15 record before this game. Dominic James (180-G-86, college: Marquette) shined with 20, Inanc Koc (202-F-79) had 19 and James Baron (191-G-86, college: Rhode Island) delivered 17 pts for the hosts. Oyak Renault got 17 points and 7 boards from Olumuyiwa Famutimi.

Galatasaray - Efes Pilsen 89-76
Galatasaray handed third loss of the season to Efes Pilsen mostly owing to Simas Jasaitis (202-F/G-82), who came up with 24 points and 6 rebounds. Michael J Wilkinson (204-F-81, agency: Interperformances, college: Wisconsin) had 17 points and 10 boards, and Radoslav Rancik (207-F/C-79, agency: Beo Basket, college: St.Cloud St.) also had very important role in this victory adding 15 points. The reigning champion got 17 points and 6 rebounds from Mario Kasun. Galatasaray 10-11, Efes Pilsen 18-3 (same as Fenerbahce Ulker now).

Tofas - Banvit 68-88
15th win for Banvit, who stays third ranked team in the league. Baris Ozcan (192-G-80) led Banvit in this game with 18 points. Baris Ermis (194-G-85) had 15 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists, Lance Williams (206-C-80, college: De Paul) nailed 12 pts, and Goran Cakic added 10 points. The hosts (10-11) got 16 points and 5 boards from Sean Denison.

Besiktas - Aliaga 97-86
Expected win for Besiktas, who improved its record to 14-7. Brad Newley (199-G-85) top-scored with 23, Cevher Ozer (206-F/C-83, agency: 1x1 Sports) had 21, while Marque Perry (186-G-81, agency: N.E.T., college: St.Louis) (7 as) and Fedor Likholitov (14 rebs) had 20 points each. Vladan Vukosavljevic shined for the guests with 20 points and 9 rebounds. Aliaga dropped to 9-12.

Antalya - Kepez Bld 61-75
Valuable road win for Kepez, whose best player once again was Jovo Stanojevic (208-C-77, agency: Beo Basket) with 27 points and 9 rebounds. Stanojevic made 10 of 14 attempts from the field and 7 of 8 from the free throw line. Ersin Gorkem (195-F-77) followed him with 19 pts and 6 boards. Brian Greene (196-G/F-83, college: Florida A&M) answered with 15 points and 13 rebounds for the hosts. Kepez 6-15, Antalya 10-11.


Stats Leaders - D1
Points Per Game
 Quincy DOUBY
  Darussafaka
  (191-G-84)
  Avg: 22.8
 1. Douby, Darussafaka22.8 
 2. Shipp, Bornova19.7 
 3. Chatman, Besiktas18.4 
 4. Hosley, Aliaga18.3 
 5. Brown, Bornova18.1 
 6. Baxter, Besiktas17.6 
 7. Stanojevic, Kepez B.17.5 
 8. Toolson, Karsiyaka17.4 
 9. McClinton, Aliaga16.6 
 10. Rancik, Galatasaray16.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jermareo DAVIDSON
  Darussafaka
  (208-F-84)
  Avg: 10.6
 1. Davidson, Darussaf.10.6 
 2. Heytvelt, Oyak R.9.6 
 3. Williams, Erdemir9.4 
 4. Hosley, Aliaga8.3 
 5. Aldemir, Karsiyaka7.5 
 6. Greene, Antalya7.4 
 7. Elegar, Bornova7.2 
 8. Bowman, Tofas7.1 
 9. Smith, Karsiyaka7.1 
 10. Stanojevic, Kepez B.6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Hakan KOSEOGLU
  Erdemir
  (188-G-81)
  Avg: 8
 1. Koseoglu, Erdemir8.0 
 2. Chatman, Besiktas6.1 
 3. Douby, Darussafaka4.8 
 4. Ermis, Banvit4.8 
 5. Acik, T.Telekom4.6 
 6. Ukic, Fener.Ulker4.4 
 7. Erden, Bornova4.3 
 8. James, Mersin4.3 
 9. Jackson, Antalya4.2 
 10. Holston, Karsiyaka4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Quinton HOSLEY
  Aliaga
  (198-G/F-84)
  Avg: 3
 1. Hosley, Aliaga3.0 
 2. Chatman, Besiktas2.4 
 3. Shipp, Bornova2.4 
 4. Erden, Kepez Bld2.3 
 5. Douby, Darussafaka2.2 
 6. James, Mersin2.0 
 7. Smith, Efes Pilsen1.9 
 8. Famutimi, Oyak R.1.9 
 9. Jackson, Antalya1.9 
 10. Adams, Oyak R.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Omer ASIK
  Fener.Ulker
  (211-C-86)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Asik, Fener.Ulker1.6 
 2. Aldemir, Karsiyaka1.5 
 3. Denison, Tofas1.4 
 4. Elegar, Bornova1.4 
 5. Bowman, Tofas1.3 
 6. Davis, Banvit1.3 
 7. Davidson, Darussaf.1.3 
 8. Solak, Galatasaray1.2 
 9. Heytvelt, Oyak R.1.1 
 10. Kone, Erdemir1.0 


Standings - TBL
TBL Standings
 1. Efes Pilsen 18-3 
 2. Fener.Ulker 18-3 
 3. Banvit 15-6 
 4. Besiktas 14-7 
 5. T.Telekom 12-9 
 6. Karsiyaka 11-10 
 7. Tofas 10-11 
 8. Antalya 10-11 
 9. Bornova 10-11 
 10. Erdemir 10-11 
 11. Galatasaray 10-11 
 12. Aliaga 9-12 
 13. Mersin 6-15 
 14. Kepez Bld 6-15 
 15. Oyak Renault 5-16 
 16. Darussafaka 4-17 


Banvit beat Enisey, both out of EuroChallenge - by Eurobasket News
Banvit - Enisey 94:85

Banvit could not advance to the next round of EuroChallenge but they sent Enisey out of it. The Turkish side needed 94:85 win to take 3-3 record in Group L, while the Russian side fell at 2-4.
Both teams needed the victory and hoped for the last victory in the group. Kaspars Kambala (206-C-78, college: UNLV) brought the guests the first points, while Williams was active for the hosts. Enisey led in the majority of the period and had 23:18 in the end of it. Ufuk Gurgen (205-C-77, agency: 1x1 Sports) managed to tie the score with his team at 27:27. Cankaya nailed three for 38:34, whilst Kaspars Kambala tied it at 41:41. Demeshkin with a tip-in gave the Russian squad 43:42 halftime lead. It became even hotter in the second half as the pressure and intrigue remained in the game. Williams scored for 55:54 and Baris Ermis (194-G-85) gave his side 63:61. Chalmers made it equal again at 73:73 and Savkov brought Enisey 78:77 lead that became the last one in the game. Banvit needed 10-0 run to answer all the questions in the court. Baris Ermis later made two free throws for the final success.
Baris Ermis paced all the winners with 19 points. Goran Cakic (207-C/F-80, agency: Beo Basket) notched 14, while Ufuk Gurgen added 13. Kaspars Kambala finished the night with 17 points in the losing effort and Andrei Komarovski (196-G-85) scored 13.

Banvit: Baris Ermis 19, Goran Cakic 14, Ufuk Gurgen 13
Enisey: Kaspars Kambala 17, Andrei Komarovski 13


Trabzonspor Basketbol sign Harold Jamison - by Eurobasket
Trabzonspor Basketbol (TB2L) signed 34-year old American center Harold Jamison (204-C-76, college: Clemson). Jamison played most recently at Carife Ferrara (Italy). While playing 12 games for Carife FE this season he averaged 10.3ppg, 4.8rpg and 1.6spg. Jamison is a very experienced player. He played also pro basketball in Italy, Poland and Puerto Rico.
in his first game with Trabzonspor Basketbol, Jamisson played 15 minutes and scored 15 points, 3 rebounds and 1 assists.
By Eurobasket Data Center


TB2L Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Albert FISHER
  Akcakoca P.
  (185-G-86)
  Avg: 26.6
 1. Fisher, Akcakoca P.26.6 
 2. Haciyeva, Pertevniyal22.3 
 3. Nelson, Akhisar Bld21.6 
 4. Garrison, Pamuk.21.1 
 5. Abi, ITU20.5 
 6. Curtis, Beykoz20.1 
 7. Kan, Yesilyurt18.3 
 8. Karamahmut, Usak18.0 
 9. Hairston, Duzce G.18.0 
 10. Eiukwu, Usak17.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Thomas BROWN
  Yesilyurt
  (201-F-86)
  Avg: 12.7
 1. Brown, Yesilyurt12.7 
 2. Haciyeva, Pertevniyal12.5 
 3. Egemonye, Optimum .11.4 
 4. Curtis, Beykoz11.4 
 5. Nelson, Akhisar Bld11.2 
 6. Eiukwu, Usak11.2 
 7. Ibekwe, Genc B.11.1 
 8. Garrison, Pamuk.10.2 
 9. Mims, Istanbul.10.0 
 10. Gray, Gelisim10.0 
Assists Per Game
 Admir KAN
  Yesilyurt
  (185-G-83)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Kan, Yesilyurt5.7 
 2. Eris, Istanbul B.B.5.7 
 3. Sancar, ITU5.3 
 4. Gacemer, Gelisim4.9 
 5. Ogut, Genc Telekom4.9 
 6. Kavaklioglu, Hacett.4.7 
 7. Fisher, Akcakoca P.4.4 
 8. Akyol, Olin Genclik4.4 
 9. Senol, Final Genclik4.4 
 10. Tutuncu, Beykoz4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Orhan HACIYEVA
  Darussafaka
  (--89)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Haciyeva, Pertevniyal3.2 
 2. Yavuklu, Orman G.2.4 
 3. Fisher, Akcakoca P.2.3 
 4. Celebioglu, Genc B.2.2 
 5. Ogut, Genc Telekom2.1 
 6. Mutaf, FMV I.2.1 
 7. Nelson, Akhisar Bld2.1 
 8. Erdogan, Duzce G.2.0 
 9. Kocamis, Gelisim1.9 
 10. Ozseven, TED I.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Callistus EIUKWU
  Usak
  (208-F/C-85)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Eiukwu, Usak3.3 
 2. Garrison, Pamuk.2.4 
 3. Ibekwe, Genc B.2.3 
 4. Fobbs, Trabzonspor2.1 
 5. Taylor, Vestel1.9 
 6. Hairston, Duzce G.1.9 
 7. Egemonye, Optimum .1.8 
 8. Courtney, Final G.1.6 
 9. Davenport, Vestel1.5 
 10. Mims, Istanbul.1.5 


ITU Istanbul sign Micheal Benton - by Eurobasket
ITU Istanbul (TB2L) added to their roster 30-year old American center Micheal Benton (206-C-80, college: Charleston). Benton played most recently at Ilysiakos Athens (Greece). While playing 9 games for Ilysiakos this season he averaged 1.9ppg, 2.8rpg and 0.3bpg. Benton is a very experienced player. He played also pro basketball in Cyprus, Germany, Greece, Mexico, Venezuela and Lebanon.
in his first game with ITU Istanbul , Benton played 25 minutes and scored 13 points, 5 rebouds and 1 assists,
By Eurobasket Data Center


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GIE Morrow add Rashad Chase - by UBA media
The GIE Morrow Disciples organization is pleased to announce newly signed player, Rashad Chase (6'7''-F-87, college: Georgia St.) who will be joining them for the 2010-2011 season.
Chase began by taking part in obtaining a back-to-back state championship run at May's High School in Atlanta, GA. Chase then played four years at Georgia State University where he was a four year starter. He was named CAA Freshman of the Year in 2006.
As a senior (Mays), he was nationally ranked (30) and averaged an amazing 20.5 ppg, 13.5 rpg, 2.5 bpg and 2.2 spg.

Disciples General Manager, Jay Livingston, is excited about the strengthening addition to the team. 'The addition of Rashad really solidifies our frontcourt,' said Jay. 'Rashad is a strong and explosive forward who we like to call 'Baby Bron'.'

Teammate Jermaine Barnes considers Rashad to have been looked over in his college days. 'I really don't know what GSU was thinking,' said Barnes. 'This guy is like LeBron James. He just needs to be put in a situation to be successful. I don't see Chase being a Disciple for long; he will be going overseas before you know it.'

Rashad Chase

Awards/Achievements:
GA 5A All-State -04, 05
Region IX High School Player of the year -04, 05
Georgia 5A State Champions -04, 05
AJC Team of the year -04, 05
Mays HS Ranked 8th in the Nation -05
Nike All-American Camp -04, 05
CAA All-Rookie Team -06
CAA Freshman of the Year -06


Courtesy of www.ubabasket.com



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Brian Wethers joins Khimik - by Eurobasket News
BC Khimik signed Brian Wethers (194-F/G-80, college: California). The team is fighting for the playoff spot and decided to strengthen the backcourt with addition of the 29-year-old player. Brian Wethers will change Russell Carter (196-G-85, college: Notre Dame) on the roster. Wethers started the previous season in Budivelnyk. He tallied 14.1 points, 2.4 boards, 1.3 assists and 1.3 steals per game. Later the guard moved to Antranik Beirut in Lebanon. There his stats grew at 22.1 points, 6.5 boards and 4.9 assists. This season Brian Wethers moved to Uruguay to ink with Malvin. The player notched 23.0 points, 4.5 boards and 2.0 assists in Liga Sudamericana.


FIBA Arbitral Tribunal 046/09: (Tomislav Mahoric, Bostjan Jakse v/ BC Kyiv) - by Eurobasket News
The Slovenian coaches Tomo Mahoric and Bostjan Jakse filed a claim against the Ukrainian club BC Kyiv for compensation for breach of contract.

The coaches requested full payment of their salaries for the 2008/2009 season, alleging that the club terminated their employment agreements without just cause and subsequently did not pay the amounts due under the settlement agreements signed by the parties.

Despite several invitations by the FAT, BC Kyiv did not make any submissions in reply to the request for arbitration, only requesting the FAT to postpone the issuance of a decision in the present matter. The Arbitrator decided to partially uphold the claim.

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Courtesy of FIBA


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BBL Team of the Week #23 - by Andy Webb
Leading the Team of the Week this week is Guildford Heat player-coach Chad McKnight (201-F-84, college: Morehead St.), as his side broke their losing streak with a 101-104 away victory over Worthing Thunder, in which the Ohio native scored a massive 31 points. He hit 100% of his three point attempts, 6/8 free throws, grabbed 8 rebounds and dished out 4 assists to go with a blocked shot and a steal, as he managed to successfully balance playing and coaching.

The second Forward this week is Colin O'Reilly, who shot 7/11 from the field an outstanding 3/3 from three point and 4/4 from the free throw line on the way to 27 points as Cheshire Jets comfortably dealt with Essex Pirates.

The guards that stood out this weekend are Reggie 'Action' Jackson (Newcastle Eagles) and Jessie Sapp (Glasgow Rocks). Jackson led his team to a superb 99-79 win over league title rivals, Sheffield Sharks, as he notched 24 points, shot 70% from the floor, 80% from the free throw line and 66% from behind the arc. The second-season American also handed out an incredible 8 assists, and grabbed 3 steals in his 31:48. Meanwhile BBL rookie Sapp, was on his game against PAWS London Capital, as he had an impressive double-double of 20 points and 13 assists, shooting 8/10 from the field as well as seizing 7 steals.

For his all-round performance in the Eagles 2nd leg Semi Final win over their title nemesis Everton Tigers, Lynard Stewart earned his place at Centre this week. The American had 18 points on 8/11 field goal shooting and 7 rebounds in just over 30 minutes of action, as the Eagles triumphed 91-96. They now face either the Jets or Marshall MK Lions in the BBL Trophy Final, on Sunday 21st March at Guildford Spectrum.


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Trouville 1-0 over Defensor and Malvin-Union 1-1 - by Hector Lopez
Gordon James (198-F-79, college: Bridgeport) scored 25 points and grabbed 13 rebounds leading Trouville to defeat Defensor Sporting 93-79, to take a 1-0 lead for the best of five Uruguayan Leage semifinal serie. Trouville reached the semifinal series when the LUB banned Atenas to continue playing. The quarter final serie was 2-2 and the fith game was not played. The decision was taken after fans from Atenas attacjed one from Trouville after the fourth game. For the other semifinal Union Atletica tied the serie 1-1 defeating Malvin 89-82. Main players:
Trouville 93 - Martin Aguilera 29 points, Gordon James 25 points 13 rebounds 3 blocks 2 assists, Marques Lewis (203-F-83, college: UAB) 3 points 5 rebounds.
Defensor Sporting 79 - Christopher Jackson (208-C-81, college: N.Mexico St.) 18 points 12 rebounds 2 blocks, Robby Collum (185-G-81, college: W.Michigan) 12 points 5 rebounds, 4 assists
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Union Atletica 89 - Gustavo Barrera (194-G-85) 24 points 6 rebounds 11 assists; Evan Brock (204-F-84, college: Alabama) 18 points 5 rebounds, Arthur Long (206-F/C-73, college: Cincinnati) 12 points 13 rebounds
Malvin - Fernando Martinez (170-G-79) 27 points , Torraye Braggs (203-F/C-76, agency: Global Sports Plaza, college: Xavier) 12 points 5 rebounds, Brian Laing (195-G/F-85, college: Seton Hall) 10points 11 rebounds.




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  AUSTRALIA - Women  


WNBL 2009/10 All-Star Five named - by Eurobasket News
The Womens National Basketball League (WNBL) is pleased to announce the selection of its All-Star Five for the 2009/10 season.

The All-Star Five members were presented at halftime of yesterdays Grand Final at The Cage, Melbourne.

The All-Star Five is determined by a poll of the head coaches, assistant coaches and team captains from all WNBL teams at the completion of the regular season and aims to recognise athletes for their on-court achievements.

Coaches and Captains are not permitted to vote for members of their own teams.



2009/10 All-Star Five:

Kristi Harrower (166-G-75)
Jenna OHea (185-G/F-87)
Deanna Smith (179-G-80)
Elizabeth Cambage (203-C-91)
Suzy Batkovic-Brown (193-C-80)


Kristi Harrower Bendigo Bank Spirit

Harrower is named in the WNBL All-Star Five for the second consecutive year.

The Bendigo point guard led the league with five assists per game and was the second best scorer in the league, averaging 23.8 points per game. Harrower was among the top ten players in four other statistical categories - 3-point percentage (3rd with 40%), foul shot percentage (4th with 83.4%), defensive rebounds (7th with 5 per game), and field goal percentage (10th with 48%) and tallied a WNBL career high and equal league-wide season high of 40 points on February 7.

The spiritual leader and on-court general of the Spirit, Harrower was the driving force behind Bendigos push into the finals. She was named Player of the Month for October and Player of the Week twice in the 2009/10 season.


Jenna OHea Global Metals Bulleen Boomers

OHea returned to the WNBL in 2009/10 after a season in France and she impressed with her all-round game.

She averaged 12 points, 6.1 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game and was amongst the top ten athletes in the league in assists (3rd), foul shot percentage (3rd with 83.6%) and defensive rebounds (10th with 4.6 per game).

OHea was the spiritual leader of the Boomers and stepped up in the clutch moments for the minor premiers.

The Bulleen guard earned the Player of the Week Award twice this season, in Round 15 and 18 when she led the Boomers past the Townsville Fire and Canberra Capitals.


Deanna Smith ACUVUE Sydney Uni Flames

Smith settled into her new role with the Flames after signing with the Sydney-based club following a season with the Perth Lynx.

Despite having to adjust to a new club, Smith went on to average 16.6 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.3 steals per game in the regular season.

Her 16.6 points per game was the fifth best average in the league and Smith was one of the leagues best players in another six statistical categories; foul shot percentage (2nd with 84.3%), 3-point percentage (2nd with 40.5%), field goal percentage (4th with 50%), offensive rebounds (5th with 3 per game), assists (9th), and steals (10th).

Smith scored in double figures in 18 of 22 regular season games and was named Player of the Week in Rounds 11 and 16.

This accolade is the second All-Star selection for Smith after she was also named in the All-Star Five in the 2008/09 season.


Elizabeth Cambage Global Metals Bulleen Boomers

After two seasons at the Australian Institute of Sport Cambage had a breakout year with Bulleen.

The 203cm centre won two statistical awards this season, Best Field Goal Shooting Percentage Award for the second consecutive season and Leading Rebounder.

Cambage converted 169 of 286 attempts from the field at 59.1 percent, rating 3.2 percent higher than the next player. She was the most consistent rebounder in both the offensive and defensive categories to claim the overall rebounding award with 9.6 rebounds per game at the end of the regular season. Cambage tallied 10 or more rebounds in 12 of her 22 games this season. Her biggest rebounding haul in a single game was in Round 10 when she grabbed 17 boards against the Perth Lynx.

Cambage set a new personal career high of 36 points which she tallied against Dandenong in Round 17. The 18-year-old earned two Player of the Week accolades this season in Round 10 and 13.


Suzy Batkovic-Brown ACUVUE Sydney Uni Flames

Batkovic-Brown missed the last two rounds of the regular season with a knee injury but had been a standout for the Flames throughout the season averaging 24.6 points per game across 20 games.

The 193cm centre was the key offensive weapon for Sydney Uni and provided other teams with a difficult matchup.

Batkovic-Brown was named the leagues Leading Scorer after scoring 20 or more points in 17 of her 20 games, and 30 or more points in five outings. She recorded a season high of 35 points and was twice named Player of the Week.

The Beijing Olympian also posted averages of 8.8 rebounds, 1.9 steals, 1.8 assists, and 1.7 blocks over 20 games.

Batkovic-Brown was ranked second in defensive rebounds (7 per game), second in steals (1.9), second in blocked shots (1.7), fifth in total rebounds (8.8), ninth in field goal percentage (48.6%), tenth in foul shot percentage (73.6%).


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


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  BULGARIA - Women  


Standings - Women
NBL Standings
 1. Dunav 14-2 
 2. Lukoil 13-3 
 3. Montana 2003 10-5 
 4. Beroe 2007 7-8 
 5. Minor 3-14 
 6. Slavia 0-15 


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Santiago is on top of the League - by Eurobasket News
Santiago is on top of the League recently with 13-3 record. In their latest game on March 3rd the favorites overcame Sancti Spiritus 84:68. Carola Hechavarria (181-F-75) top-scored for the winners with 26 points and Casanova Ineidis followed her with 14. Gloria Montalvo (176-G-83) posted 13 and Gelis Oyanaisy netted 12. Lesbia Foscades (165-G-85) responded with 33 points and 10 rebounds.
Capitalinas is on the second place with 11-5 record, while Pinar del Rio is with 9-7. The latter won two games over Camaguey 88:57 and 91:68.



Standings
D1 Standings
 1. Santiago 13-3 
 2. Capitalinas 11-5 
 3. Pinar del Rio 9-7 
 4. Guantanamo 8-6 
 5. Sancti Spiritus 6-10 
 6. Camaguey 1-17 


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Agnieszka Bibrzycka leads Europe past Rest of the World - by Eurobasket News
Europe - Rest of the World 93:89
Team Europe celebrated victory at the Euroleague All-Star Game tonight. Agnieszka Bibrzycka (184-F/G-82, agency: Data Plus Group, college: Abil.Christian) scored 20 points to ensure Europe victory in Gdynia. She was named the MVP after the game. It was the fourth win for Europe team in five Euroleague All-Star Games.
Agnieszka Bibrzycka and Horakova exploded with two three-pointers at the start of the game to set things rolling for Europe. The margin grew at 7 points before Rest of the World marked their presence. Dupree helped the team to get within one. Delisha Milton-Jones exploded with six points and Rest of the World 12:3 run to earn a 25:20 advantage after the opening quarter. Tay McWilliams boosted the lead to 7 points at the start of the second quarter. But Europe quickly erased the deficit as the teams traded baskets throughout the second stanza. Marta Fernandez capped the half with a lay-up to give Europe a 47:46 advantage. Diana Taurasi and Sophia Young tipped off the second part of the encounter with five points to retain the lead for Rest of the World. But Gruda, Agnieszka Bibrzycka and Yilmaz put Europe in charge midway through the third stanza. Rebekkah Brunson (191-F/C-81, agency: LBM Management, college: Georgetown) stepped up for Rest of the World side as she nailed 7 points late in the quarter ensuring a 75:72 advantage for Pokey Chatman team. The advantage grew at 5 points before Europe went on an 8:0 run to earn a 84:79 lead with under five minutes to go. But it was not the end of the intrigue. Whalen, Angel McCoughtry (185-F-86, college: Louisville) and Tay McWilliams helped their team to return into the drivers seat. Rest of the World gained an 87:86 lead with just over three minutes to go. However the reminder of the contest belonged to Europe. They crowned the game with a 7:2 rally and snatched a narrow win at the end. Emmeline Ndongue (190-C-83) accounted for 12 points and 5 boards, while Laura Macchi (187-F-79) added 10 points for the winners. Rebekkah Brunson replied with 15 points for Rest of the World. Angel McCoughtry contributed 13 points and 7 rebounds in the loss.


Diana Taurasi celebrated the victory at the Three-Point Shootout as she overcame Catherine Joens for the trophy.

Europe: Agnieszka Bibrzycka 20, Emmeline Ndongue 12, Laura Macchi 10
Rest of the World: Rebekkah Brunson 15, Angel McCoughtry 13



Euroleague All Star Game today in Gdynia (Pol) - by Carlo Grilli
Europe
Starting five: Rebekka Hammon (168-G-77, college: Colorado St.) (Ros Casares), Marta Fernandez (178-F-81) (Wisla Can-Pack), Nevriye Yilmaz (195-C-80, agency: Ates Ceren) (Fenerbahce), Agnieszka Bibrzycka (184-F/G-82, agency: Data Plus Group, college: Abil.Christian) and Sandrine Gruda (193-C-87) (UMMC Ekaterinburg).
Bench: Anete Jekabsone-Zogota (177-G-83) (Spartak Mosca Region Vidnoje), Clara Moreno (Rivas Ecopolis), Alba Torrens (Halcon Avenida), Laura Macchi (Beretta Famila Schio), Anna Vajda (MiZo Pecs 2010), Ivana Matovic (Lotos Gdynia), Emmeline Ndongue (Bourges Basket).
Head coach: Ismael Canto (Ros Casares Valencia), assistant coach: Jack Winnicki (Lotos Gdynia).

Rest of the world
Starting five: Diana Taurasi (182-F/G-82, college: Connecticut) (Sparatak Mosca), Penelope Taylor (185-F-81) (Fenerbahce Istanbul), Nicole Powell (188-G/F-82, college: Stanford) (Fenerbahce Istanbul), Janell Burse (197-C-79, college: Tulane) (Wisla Can-Pack), Sophia Young (Galatasary Istanbul).
Bench: Lindsay Whalen (ZVVZ USK Praga), Catherine Joens (Rivas Ecopolis), DeLisha Milton (Ros Casares Valencia), Angel McCoughtry (Good Angels Kosice), Erin Phillips (Lotos Gdynia), Rebekkah Brunson (Cras Basket Taranto), Taj Mc Williams (Frisco Sika Brno).
Head coach: Pokey Chatman (Spartak Moscow Region), assistant coach Dariusz Maciejewski (KSSSE AZS-PWSZ Gorzow).

Referees: Henrykh Bekish (Belarus), Petra Kremer (Germany), Fabiana Nitu (Romania)



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LFB Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Lenae WILLIAMS
  Mondeville
  (186-F-79)
  Avg: 16.7
 1. Williams, Mondeville16.7 
 2. Taylor, Nantes16.5 
 3. Houston, Tarbes15.3 
 4. Anderson, Villeneuve15.3 
 5. Eldebrink, Tarbes14.9 
 6. Akonga Nsimb., Arr.14.2 
 7. Page, Aix-en-Prov.14.1 
 8. Humphrey, Calais14.1 
 9. Berezhynska, Monde.13.9 
 10. Krawczyk, Lattes M.13.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Agathe NNINDJEM
  Toulouse
  (192-C-80)
  Avg: 9.4
 1. Nnindjem, Toulouse9.4 
 2. Neaves, Calais8.5 
 3. Sy, Nantes8.3 
 4. Bonnan, Mondeville8.1 
 5. Davis, Limoges8.1 
 6. Yacoubou-D., Tarbes8.0 
 7. Stansbury, Aix-en-P.7.8 
 8. Amant, Arras7.6 
 9. Comfort, Villeneuve7.6 
 10. Humphrey, Calais7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Kathleen MACLEOD
  Nantes
  (167-G-86)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Macleod, Nantes6.2 
 2. Aubert, Mondeville5.6 
 3. Lepron, Tarbes5.1 
 4. Mitchell, Arras4.7 
 5. Spatharou, Limoges4.3 
 6. Tanqueray, Villeneuve4.2 
 7. Cousseins, Calais3.9 
 8. Hermouet, Toulouse3.6 
 9. Metcalf, Toulouse3.4 
 10. Cibert, Calais3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Caroline AUBERT
  Mondeville
  (168-G-80)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Aubert, Mondeville2.4 
 2. Parham, Landes2.3 
 3. Hermouet, Toulouse2.2 
 4. Mitchell, Arras2.1 
 5. Michel, Arras2.1 
 6. Bremont, Armentie.2.1 
 7. Gomis, Arras2.0 
 8. Konate, Landes1.9 
 9. Spatharou, Limoges1.9 
 10. Macleod, Nantes1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Awa GUEYE
  Limoges
  (182-F-78)
  Avg: 1
 1. Gueye, Limoges1.0 
 2. Metcalf, Toulouse0.9 
 3. Nnindjem, Toulouse0.9 
 4. Page, Aix-en-Prov.0.7 
 5. Fikiel, Toulouse0.7 
 6. Ayissi, Armentieres0.6 
 7. Nedovic, Armentie.0.6 
 8. Maurice, Toulouse0.6 
 9. Cousseins, Calais0.6 
 10. Putnina, Mondeville0.6 


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A1: Round 21 review - by Eurobasket News
Olympiacos needed to work hard in order to secure narrow home win over Aris, winning the contest 62-61. Lidiya Milkova (192-C-70) had 18 points for winners, while Afentoula Magaliou (168-G-79) added 16 pts. For Aris, Camille Lenoir had 19 points and Ana Dabovic scored 3 less.
Esperides also won away from home, as they were better than Panionios 55-60. Visiting team was led by Sheryl Swoopes (183-F/G-71, college: Texas Tech) and Roula Kalogirou who scored 23 and 14 points respectively. For hosts, Kari Koch had 15 points while Megg Tierny had 14 points.
Athinaikos continued with its dominant run with 73-51 win over P.Faliro. Polymnia Saregkou (185-G-72) and Gintare Petronyte (196-C-89) led the rout with 18 and 17 points respectively. On the other side, Trisar Skibbe and Magda Karabatzaki scored 12 points apiece.
FEA Neas managed to steal one from their hosts Panathanaikos, winning the contest 62-73. Visitors got 19 points from both Eleni Vasileiou (188-F-74) and Katrhin Geralds while Katerina Deli and Sof Kyriakopolou chipped in 13 points each. Panathanikos was led by Lindsey Wilson had 17 points and Giuliana Mendiola chipped in 14 of her own.
Apollon Ptolemidas rolled over Olympiada with ease 90-61. Jela Vidacic (190-C-85) poured in 22 points, and Sequoia Holmes chipped in 20 for the winning side. For Olympiada, Ivana Porug shined in loss after scoring 24 points.



A1 Standings

1. Athinaikos 21-0
2. Panathinaikos 13-6
3. Esperides 13-7
4. DAS Ano Liosa 12-8
5. Aris Thessal. 12-8
6. Apollon Ptol. 11-8
7. FEA Neas 9-11
8. P.Faliro 9-11
9. Panionios 9-11
10. Olympiakos V. 8-12
11. Apollon Kal. 7-13
12. Olympiada L. 2-18
13. Hania 0-13



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  HUNGARY - Women  


A League, Round 20 review: MiZo stays on top alone - by Eurobasket News
BSE - MiZo Pecs 59-108
In the last game of Round 20, MiZo blasted BSE on the road 59-108. After this victory, MiZo stays alone on top of A League standings with almost perfect 19-1 record. Dalma Ivanyi (178-G-76, college: Florida Intern.) stepped up with 20 points, while Nikolett Sarok (180-G/F-90) added 16 pts in win. In BSE (10-10), Daniel Varda delivered 12 pts.

BSE - Szolnok 72-69
February 27 - Zsofia Simon (180-G-89) recorded double-double of 26 points and 10 rebounds while Hajnalka Szlimak (182-F-82) added 21 one as they helped BSE beat Szolnok 72-69. On the other side, Anett Serban had 17 points in defeat.

Szeged - Vasas-Csata 106-57
February 27 - Szeged rolled over Vasas-Csata 106-57 and they were led by Vaida Sipaviciute (193-C-85, agency: LBM Management, college: Syracuse) who poured in 23 points, while Olena Zherzherunova (191-F-78, agency: LBM Management) and Bernadeth Nemeth chipped in 16 points apiece. For visitors, Dora Szondy and Andrea Somogy were the only two players in double digits after scoring 14 and 12 points respectively.

Szolnok - Cegledi EKK 82-57
Eszter Rubold scored 16 and Rita Kalmar Nagy (187-F-87) followed with 13 as they led Szolnok to 82-57 win over Cegledi EKK. Visiting team got 17 points and 12 rebounds from Viktoria Szabo.

Szeged - MiZo Pecs 68-74
MiZo Pecs also won away from home, beating Szeged 68-74 primarily thanks to 18 points and 6 rebounds by Nicole Ohlde (193-F/C-82, college: Kansas St.). For hosts, Emoke Furesz (180-G-77) had 21 points, but she received little support from her teammates.

MKB Eurol. - SEAT Lami 86-54
MKB Euroleasing rolled over SEAT Lami 86-54 behind 22 points by Jelena Milovanovic (190-F-89), as well as 16 points by Kata Honti (175-G-87). For visitors, Krisztina Kovacs had 15 while Angela Delmis chipped in 10 points.

BEAC - BSE 66-78
Daniela Varda (195-C-74) poured in 25 points while Boglarka Kocsis (170-G-83) added 15 points as they helped BSE beat BEAC 66-78. Klara Tiba contributed with 12 pts. For the hosts, Judit Zsamar and Kata Csicsai each scored 15 and 14 points.

Atomeromu - ZTE 57-68
ZTE stole one from Atomeromu 57-68, behind 19 points by Irina Crasnoscioc (192-F-81). Monika Bukovszki (171-G-79) added 18 points in this victory and Alisa Ievtushenko followed her with 11. Szemeredi delivered 17 points in loss.

Bajai NKK - Szolnok 57-55
Bajai NKK managed a narrow home win over Szolnok beating them 57-55 thanks to 24 points and 10 rebounds by Kata Furtos (174-G-87). Jelena Budimir had 15 points and 13 rebounds. For Szolnok, Eszter Rubold (177-G/F-87) had 13 points, while Rita Hegedus chipped in 12.


Standings - Women
A Standings
 1. MiZo Pecs 19-1 
 2. MKB Eurol. 18-2 
 3. Szeged 18-2 
 4. SEAT Lami 17-3 
 5. ZTE 10-10 
 6. BSE 10-10 
 7. Szolnok 8-13 
 8. Atomeromu 7-13 
 9. Vasas-Csata 6-13 
 10. Bajai NKK 5-15 
 11. BEAC 2-18 
 12. Cegledi EKK 0-20 


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Helena Sverrisdottir Mountain West Conference MVP - by Siggi Hjorleifsson
Icelandic National team guard Helena Sverrisdottir (185-G-88) Junior at TCU is the Mountain West Conference player of the year.
TCU won the Conference.
Sverrisdottir had a great season for the team. The main leader on the court.
Was in top ten in four category of the statistic. 13,6 points ( #9) 6,6 rebounds (# 6) 5,3 assist ( # 2) 2,3 steals ( #3)
Great overall numbers from the all around guard who can play 3-4 position on the court but mainly as point guard.
TCU start in the Mountain West Conference play-offs next friday


Haukar & Keflavik to play-offs final four - by Siggi Hjorleifsson
Haukar & Keflavik made it through the first round of play-offs and are now in final four. It was not easy games for them and all games could have gone the other way like the game yesterday
Snaefell vs Keflavik that went to overtime and Haukar Grindavik that was very close until little bit more than minute left and Haukar up by 4 when Grindavik coach got a technical foul.

Haukar 81 Grindavik 74
Kiki Jean Kiki Lund (180-G-83, college: Dayton) had a very good night for Haukar with 30 points includet 8 three pointers. Heather Ezell 19 pts & 11 assist. Michele DeVault 26 Joanna Skiba 16 for Grindavik.

Snaefell 105 Keflavik 112. Sherrell Hobbs hada really good game for the home team 42 points. Gunnhildur Gunnarsdottir 15 Hrafnhildur Saevarsdottir & Sara Andresdottir 14 each.
For Keflavik Bryndis Gudmundsdottir with another top game 37 pts and 15 boards. Birna Valgardsdottir 31. Kristi Smith 29
Haukar will play KR & Keflavik vs Hamar


U-18 National team - by Siggi Hjorleifsson
Iceland U-18 National team has been selected. Team will participate in Scandinavian Championship in Solna ,Sweden in may.
Audur Olafsdottir Haukum. Arny Sif Gestsdottir Keflavik. Bergdis Ragnarsdottir Fjolnir. Bjorg Einarsdottir Snaefell. Dagbjort Samuelsdottir Haukum.n Gudbjorg Sverrisdottir Hamar. Heidrun Kristmundsdottir KR. Hrafnhildur Saevarsdottir Snaefell. Rannveig Olafsdottir Haukum. Sara Mjoll Magnusdottir Snaefell. Sigrun Albertsdottir Keflavik. Telma Lind Asgeirsdottir Keflavik
Coach: Margret Sturlaugsdottir


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  IRELAND - Women  


Standings - Women
Superleague Standings
 1. Montenotte 12-0 
 2. Mercy 10-2 
 3. UL Aughinish 9-4 
 4. Killester 8-6 
 5. Meteors 5-9 
 6. Tolka Rovers 2-9 
 7. Sligo 1-8 
 8. Wildcats 1-10 


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  LUXEMBOURG - Women  


Standings - Women
Diekirch Standings
1-6 places
 1. Musel Pikes 21-0 
 2. Etzella 14-7 
 3. Basket Esch 14-7 
 4. T71 Dudelange 13-8 
 5. AB Contern 12-9 
 6. Residence 10-11 
7-10 places
 1. Racing 9-11 
 2. Amicale 6-14 
 3. Black Star 3-17 
 4. Grengewald 1-19 


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  NCAA1 - Women  


Chattanooga Fights Back to Win 13th SoCon Championship - by Eurobasket
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Shanara Hollinquest (6'0''-F-88) posted 22 points and 10 rebounds, and Chattanooga came back from an 11-point deficit in the final 12 minutes to defeat Samford 72-67 in the Southern Conference Women's Basketball Tournament Championship game in Time Warner Cable Arena Monday evening.
The Lady Mocs (24-8) secure the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
Hollinquest was 4-of-8 from the floor and 14-for-14 from the free-throw line. The senior went 4-for-4 from the charity stripe in the game's final 14 seconds to seal the victory.
Michelle Davis (6'2''-F-89) scored 16 points for Chattanooga, and Jenaya Wade-Fray (5'9''-G-88) tallied 11 points and nine rebounds. Kayla Christopher (5'9''-G-91) finished with 11 points and four boards. The Lady Mocs shot 50 percent in the second half and went 4-for-4 from the field in the final 3:23 of the contest.
Savannah Hill (6'2''-F-89) recorded a game-high 26 points, seven assists and four rebounds for Samford (22-10), while Emily London (5'7''-G-89) had 12 points and seven boards. Monica Maxwell (5'8''-G-87) registered 10 points and four rebounds.
With the score tied 58-58, Lady Moc Tenisha Townsend (5'6''-G-90) hit a triple, and after Hill answered with two free throws for Samford, Davis connected on a 3-pointer from the top of the key to give the Lady Mocs a 64-60 lead with 1:27 to play.
Chattanooga got a defensive stop, and Townsend made 1-of-2 from the charity stripe to make the lead 65-60. After a Maxwell layup for Samford with 35 seconds left on the clock, the Bulldogs elected to foul. Christopher and Wade-Fray combined to go 3-for-4 from the line to open a 68-62 lead with 22 seconds left.
The Bulldogs would not go away, and London's conventional 3-point play trimmed the margin to 68-65 with 15 seconds to go. But Chattanooga went to its leader, and Hollinquest hit four straight free throws to seal the win.
Trailing by 11 points with 12 minutes left, the Lady Mocs scored 10 straight to get within a point at 50-49 with 6:59 remaining. Wade-Fray and Hollinquest each scored four in the run.
Trailing 22-11 midway through the first half, the Bulldogs went on a 17-4 spurt to take a 28-26 lead on a Maxwell 3-pointer with 3:42 left in the half. London scored five points in the run, and Maxwell capped it with a triple.
After a Davis jumper tied the score 28-28, Samford outscored Chattanooga 10-2 the rest of the half and went into the locker room with a 38-30 advantage. Hill scored four during the stretch, while Maxwell and Paige Anderson (5'7''-G-89) hit 3-pointers.
That margin would grow to as many as 11 in the second half, and the Bulldogs held a 50-39 lead after a Hill triple with 12:38 to play.
Courtesy of SoCon


Southern Conf. 2009-10 Summary

Regular Season Standings
1 Chattanooga 16-4
2 Samford 14-6
2 Appalachian St. 14-6
4 Charleston 13-7
4 Georgia Southern 13-7
6 Davidson 12-8
7 Elon 6-14
7 NC-Greensboro 6-14
7 Wofford 6-14
7 W.Carolina 6-14
11 Furman 4-16


Southern Conf. Tournament Final: Chattanooga - Samford 72-67
Southern Conf. Tournament Semifinals:
Chattanooga - Georgia Southern 60-49
Samford - Appalachian State 66-53


Southern Conf. All-Tournament MVP: Shanara Hollinquest of Chattanooga

Southern Conf. All-Tournament 1st Team
Kayla Christopher of Chattanooga
Shanara Hollinquest of Chattanooga
Savannah Hill of Samford
Emily London of Samford
Monica Maxwell of Samford


Southern Conf. All-Tournament 2nd Team
Anna Freeman (6'0''-F-90) of Appalachian State
Chakeitha Weldon (5'8''-G-88) of Appalachian State
Michelle Davis of Chattanooga
Jenaya Wade-Fray of Chattanooga
Lakiah Hyson (5'8''-G-88) of UNC Greensboro


All-Southern Conf. 1st Team
Tonia Gerty (5'3''-G-89) of Charleston
Shanara Hollinquest of Chattanooga
Jenaya Wade-Fray of Chattanooga
Ali Ford (5'3''-G-90) of Elon
Emily London of Samford


All-Southern Conf. 2nd Team
Ashlen Dewart (6'3''-F-91) of Appalachian State
Anna Freeman of Appalachian State
Sam Ramirez (5'8''-G-89) of Appalachian State
Alexandra Thompson (5'8''-G) of Davidson
Savannah Hill of Samford


Southern Conf. All-Freshman Team
Ashlen Dewart of Appalachian State
Anna Freeman of Appalachian Sate
Kayla Christopher of Chattanooga
Sophia Aleksandravicius (6'4''-F) of Davidson
Ali Ford of Elon


All-Southern Conf. Player of the Year: Shanara Hollinquest of Chattanooga
All-Southern Conf. Defensive Player of the Year: Tonia Gerty of College of Charleston
All-Southern Conf. Freshman of the Year: Ali Ford of Elon
All-Southern Conf. Ann Lashley Inspiration Award: Megan Wilderotter of Samford
All-Southern Conf. Coach of the Year: Darcie Vincent of Appalachian State


Gonzaga Captures Zappos.com WCC Women's Basketball Championship Title - by Eurobasket
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The Gonzaga University women's basketball team captured its third West Coast Conference Tournament title in four years with an impressive 76-48 victory over the No. 3 seed Pepperdine University Monday afternoon in front of 3,285 Bulldog strong fans at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. The Bulldogs (27-4), who won their 18th straight contest, claimed the automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament with the 28 point victory. Junior Courtney Vandersloot (5'8''-G-89) was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player for the second straight year while senior Heather Bowman (6'2''-F-88) become the first player in WCC history to be named to the All-Tournament team four-straight years.
'First of all, I do want to congratulate to Julie Rousseau and the Pepperdine team, and I thought they had a great run,' stated head coach Kelly Graves after the game. 'Really, I thought we were the two best teams, and it proved to be that way at the end. They played hard in the first half and played us very close. But, in the second half we kind of got things rolling, started rebounding better and got our transition going. I have often said that from rebound to finish, this is the fastest team in the country. We did not get a lot of those today, but we got enough to get our tempo going. I thought our defense was terrific again today. It sure makes my job a lot easier when I have these kinds of talented players. There was no way Courtney or Heather was going to let us loose, no matter how close it got.'
Vandersloot finished with a game-high 19 points on 7-of-14 shooting, including nailing 3 3-pointers. She added eight assists, seven of which came in the second half, and two rebounds. Bowman, who led the Zags in their semifinal victory over Santa Clara University with 18 points, chipped in 14, had four boards and three assists. Senior Vivian Frieson (6'0''-F-88)was also named to the all-tournament squad with a monster performance on the boards; finishing with 12, along with seven points and three assists.
'Around our parts, John Stockton is obviously very popular,' explained Graves. 'Around our parts we compare Courtney and Heather to the Stockton and Malone. It is one of those things - did Malone make Stockton or did Stockton make Malone? I think they made each other great. It is certainly what you have in Heather and Courtney. They have a connection like I have never seen.'
It was another explosive second half that won the contest for the Bulldogs. Leading by eight at half, 34-26, Gonzaga outscored Pepperdine 42 to 22 in the final 20 minutes. The Waves Katie Menton (5'10''-G) started the half with a 3-pointer to cut the Zags lead to five but Vandersloot answered with a 3-pointer of her own. That 3-pointer made a statement as Gonzaga went on to score 16 of the next 20 points to gain a 17-point advantage in a blink of an eye. As always the well balanced Zag attack saw five different players score during this run, including Bowman and junior Janelle Bekkering (6'0''-G/F-88) who both had two buckets each.
Gonzaga got its lead above 30 with eight minutes to play in the contest and gained its biggest advantage, 31 points, on a 3-pointer by Bekkering which put the score at 76-45 at the 2:44 mark.
'At halftime we reiterated what we wanted to do to start the game,' said Graves about his intermission talk to the players. 'Pepperdine did a nice job on the boards against us the second time we played them and it was one of those things we wanted to focus on tonight. They did a good job on that in the first half; six or seven of their points came from free throws or second chance points. In the second half we did a nice job on half court defense. We didn't get spread out in the zone as much as we did in the first half. But, there was nothing really magical to what we said at halftime. I would like to say I made some magical adjustment, but I didn't. We decided to trap a little more, but not sure it led to a whole lot.'
The Bulldogs did have to starve off a late first half run that saw the Waves turn a GU 14-point advantage to just four points as they rattled off 10-straight points. Pepperdine's Miranda Ayim (6'3''-F/C-88) started the spurt off with a layup at the 7:06 mark and closed out the run with a jumper with 2:33 remaining before halftime to put the score at 28-24.
'We knew in the championship game it was not going to be easy, and no team is going to roll over and quit for us,' said Vandersloot. 'We knew we needed to keep our composure and get back into our style of play and we will end out on top - which we did.'
Besides Vandersloot and Bowman, sophomore Kayla Standish (6'2''-F) also scored in double figures with 10. Standish added a career-high 14 rebounds to register the games only double-double.
Gonzaga finished the game hitting 47.5 percent (28-of-65) from the floor, was 40.0 percent (6-of-15) beyond the 3-point arc and hit 73.7 percent (14-of-19) at the charity stripe.
The Bulldogs out rebounded the Waves 47-33.
Pepperdine, who is 20-11, was led by Lauren Bell (5'8''-G) with 16 points and Ayim with 10.
Courtesy of WCC


WCC 2009-10 Summary

Regular Season Standings
1 Gonzaga 14-0
2 St.Mary's, CA 12-2
3 Pepperdine 9-5
4 Portland 7-7
4 San Diego 7-7
6 Loyola Marymount 5-9
7 USF 1-13
7 Santa Clara 1-13

WCC Tournament Final: Gonzaga - Pepperdine 76-48
WCC Tournament Semifinals:
Gonzaga - Santa Clara 87-47
Pepperdine - Saint Mary's 62-56


WCC All-Tournament MVP: Courtney Vandersloot of Gonzaga

WCC All-Tournament Team
Courtney Vandersloot of Gonzaga
Heather Bowman of Gonzaga
Vivian Frieson of Gonzaga
Lauren Bell of Pepperdine
Miranda Ayim of Pepperdine


All-WCC 1st Team
Miranda Ayim of PEP
Heather Bowman of GON
Dominique Conners (5'8''-G-90) of USD
Alex Cowling (5'11''-G/F-90) of LMU
Laiken Dollente (5'8''-G-88) of POR
Vivian Frieson of GON
Lena Gipson (6'0''-F) of SCU
Jontelle Smith (5'5''-G) of SMC
Louella Tomlinson (6'4''-F-88) of SMC
Courtney Vandersloot of GON


All-WCC Honorable Mention
Rheina Ale (5'8''-G-90) of USF
Sam Child (6'0''-G-88) of USD
Alexis Gannis (6'1''-G/F-90) of POR
Jazmine Jackson (5'9''-G) of PEP
Tiffanie Shives (5'7''-G) of GON
Alyssa Shoji (5'6''-G) of SCU
Renahy Young (5'8''-G-89) of LMU


WCC All-Freshman Team
Shay Cooney-Williams (5'6''-G) of PEP
Meagan Fulps (5'7''-G) of SCU
Kate Gaze (5'8''-G-90) of SMC
Tifa Puletasi (6'2''-F) of SMC
Felicia Wijenberg (6'2''-F-91) of USD


All-WCC Player of the Year: Courtney Vandersloot of GON
All-WCC Defensive Player of the Year: Louella Tomlinson of SMC
All-WCC Newcomer of the Year: Katelan Redmon (6'1''-G/F) of GON
All-WCC Coach of the Year: Kelly Graves of GON



UT Wins SEC Title - by Eurobasket
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For the first time since 2000, Tennessee is the undisputed SEC Champion. The Lady Vols took home the SEC Tournament championship thanks to a 70-62 victory over No. 19 Kentucky on Sunday night in Duluth, Ga., matching the regular-season championship it clinched last month with a win over the Wildcats.
Tennessee has won both the regular season and conference championship in the same season six other times - 1980, 1985, 1994, 1998, 1999 and 2000. All told, the Lady Vols have 15 regular season titles and 14 conference tournament championships. On Sunday, Shekinna Stricklen (6'2''-G/F-90) led the way with 19 points, while Alicia Manning (5'10''-G) had a team-high 10 rebounds.
Courtesy of SEC


SEC 2009-10 Summary

Regular Season Standings
1 Tennessee 15-1
2 Kentucky 11-5
3 Mississippi St. 9-7
4 LSU 9-7
5 Vanderbilt 9-7
6 Georgia 9-7
7 Florida 7-9
8 S.Carolina 7-9
9 Mississippi 7-9
10 Auburn 5-11
11 Alabama 4-12
12 Arkansas 4-12


SEC Tournament Final: Tennessee - Kentucky 70-62
SEC Tournament Semifinals:
Tennessee - Vanderbilt 68-49
Kentucky - Mississippi State 76-65


SEC All-Tournament MVP: Alyssia Brewer (6'3''-F-90) of Tennessee

SEC All-Tournament Team
A'Dia Mathies (5'9''-G) of Kentucky
Victoria Dunlap (6'1''-F) of Kentucky
Alicia Manning of Tennessee
Shekinna Stricklen of Tennessee
Alyssia Brewer of Tennessee


All-SEC 1st Team
Ashley Houts (5'6''-G-87) of UG
Victoria Dunlap of UK
Allison Hightower (5'10''-G-88) of LSU
Bianca Thomas (5'10''-G-88) of UM
Alexis Rack (5'7''-G-88) of MSU
Angie Bjorklund (6'0''-G/F-89) of UT
Kelley Cain (6'6''-C-89) of UT
Jence Rhoads (5'11''-G-88) of VU


All-SEC 2nd Team
Alli Smalley (5'8''-G-89) of AU
A'Dia Mathies of UK
Shekinna Stricklen of UT
Lasondra Barrett (6'2''-F-90) of LSU
Armelie Lumanu (5'9''-G/F-88) of MSU
Kelsey Bone (6'5''-C-91) of SC
Valerie Nainima (5'5''-G-86) of SC
Merideth Marsh (5'6''-G-88) of VU


SEC All-Freshman Team
Jennifer George (6'0''-F) of UF
Jasmine Hassell (6'2''-F-91) of UG
Jasmine James (5'9''-G-91) of UG
A'Dia Mathies of UK
Kelsey Bone of SC
Elan Brown (6'0''-G) of VU
Tiffany Clarke (6'0''-F-91) of VU


SEC All-Defensive Team
Victoria Dunlap of UK
Allison Hightower of LSU
Armelie Lumanu of MSU
Chanelle Mokango (6'5''-F-88) of MSU
Kelley Cain of UT


All-SEC Player of the Year: Victoria Dunlap of Kentucky
All-SEC Defensive Player of the Year: Armelie Lumanu of Mississippi State
All-SEC Freshman of the Year: A'Dia Mathies of Kentucky
All-SEC Sixth Player of the Year: Alyssia Brewer of Tennessee
All-SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Angie Bjorklund of Tennessee
All-SEC Coach of the Year: Matthew Mitchell of Kentucky



Xavier Needs Overtime To Topple Temple 57-55 And Claim Fifth A-10 Championship Title - by Eurobasket
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The Musketeers earned the Atlantic 10 Conference's automatic bid and will be making their ninth NCAA appearance
Top-seeded Xavier jumped out to a big early lead then held on to survive a furious comeback effort by third-seeded Temple with a 57-55 win in overtime to claim the Atlantic 10 Women's Basketball Championship at The Show Place Arena.
Xavier started the game on a 14-0 run and held the Owls scoreless for the first 6:11. The Musketeers led by 12 at halftime but Temple used tough defense and hot shooting to go on a 13-1 run to open the second half and even up the score at 33. The action went back and forth for the rest of the way, with Temple's Shaqwedia Wallace hitting two three pointers in the final 2:04 to tie the game and send it into overtime.
Temple struck first in the extra session to take their only lead of the game but a Special Jennings (5'6''-G-89) three pointer gave the advantage back to the Musketeers, and Amber Harris (6'5''-F-88) added a free throw to give them a two-point cushion. Temple had a chance to tie at the buzzer but couldn't convert, giving the championship and the Atlantic 10 Conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament to Xavier.
'That was a great game, and both teams played incredibly hard,' Xavier head coach Kevin McGuff said. 'I'm just really proud of our players for the resiliency they showed, especially down the stretch.'
Wallace paced the Owls with 17 points, while Championship Most Outstanding Player Amber Harris poured in 23 points and seven rebounds for Xavier. Joining Harris on the All-Championship Team was teammate Ta'Shia Phillips (6'6''-C-89), whose 21 rebounds in the final set a new Atlantic 10 Women's Basketball Championship game record. Rounding out the team were Dayton's Justine Raterman (6'1''-F-90) and Temple's LaKeisha Eaddy (5'6''-G) and Kristen McCarthy (6'0''-F).
The Musketeers claimed their fifth Atlantic 10 Championship title overall and were just the second team in A-10 history to go undefeated during the regular season (16-0) and win the tournament crown.
The overtime was just the second time in tournament history that the final game went to OT.
Courtesy of Atlantic 10


Atlantic 10 2009-10 Summary

Regular Season Standings
1 Xavier 13-0
2 Dayton 11-3
3 Temple 11-3
4 Charlotte 9-5
5 Duquesne 9-5
6 St.Joseph's 9-5
7 St.Bonaventure 9-5
8 Richmond 7-7
9 Massachusetts 5-9
10 Saint Louis 5-9
11 George Washington 3-11
12 Fordham 2-11
13 La Salle 2-12
14 Rhode Island 2-12


Atlantic 10 Tournament Final: Xavier - Temple 57-55, OT
Atlantic 10 Tournament Semifinals:
Xavier - Charlotte 51-49
Temple - Dayton 67-64


Atlantic 10 All-Tournament MVP: Amber Harris of Xavier

Atlantic 10 All-Tournament Team
Ta'Shia Phillips of Xavier
Justine Raterman of Dayton
LaKeisha Eaddy of Temple
Kristen McCarthy of Temple


All-Atlantic 10 1st Team
Amber Harris of Xavier
Ta'Shia Phillips of Xavier
Dana Mitchell (6'1''-F-88) of St. Bonaventure
Kristen McCarthy of Temple
Brittani Shells (5'7''-G-89) of Richmond


All-Atlantic 10 2nd Team
Justine Raterman of Dayton
Shannon McCallum (5'10''-G-87) of Charlotte
Samantha Pollino (6'0''-F-87) of Duquesne
Special Jennings of Xavier
Amanda Kemezys (6'4''-C) of Saint Louis


All-Atlantic 10 3rd Team
April Phillips (6'0''-F) of Xavier
Kristin Daugherty (6'0''-F) of Dayton
LaKeisha Eaddy of Temple
Kendel Ross (6'1''-G/F-88) of Dayton
Brittany Ford (6'1''-F-87) of Saint Joseph's


All-Atlantic 10 Honorable Mention
Lauren Woods (6'0''-F) of Saint Louis
Ashley Spriggs (6'0''-F-88) of Charlotte
Megan Van Tatenhove (6'1''-F-90) of St. Bonaventure
Keri Pryor (5'10''-G-87) of Duquesne


Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team
Katie Rutan (5'8''-G) of Xavier
Jasmine Watson (6'3''-C-91) of Massachusetts
Ashley Prim (5'7''-G-91) of Saint Joseph's
Brooke Wilson (6'2''-F) of George Washington
Kari Daugherty (6'1''-G) of Dayton


Atlantic 10 All-Defensive Team
Ta'Shia Phillips of Xavier
Shannon McCallum of Charlotte
LaKeisha Eaddy of Temple
Casey Nance (6'4''-C-90) of Dayton
Brittani Shells of Richmond


Atlantic 10 All-Academic Team
Kristin Daugherty of Dayton
Amanda Kemezys of Saint Louis
Dana Mitchell of St. Bonaventure
Samantha Pollino of Duquesne
Morgan Robertson (6'0''-F-88) of La Salle


All-Atlantic 10 Player of the Year: Amber Harris of Xavier
All-Atlantic 10 Defensive Player of the Year: Ta'Shia Phillips of Xavier
All-Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year: Jasmine Watson of Massachusetts
All-Atlantic 10 Most Improved Player of the Year: Lauren Woods of Saint Louis
All-Atlantic 10 Sixth Player of the Year: Abby Oliver (5'8''-G-90) of Richmond
All-Atlantic 10 Student-Athlete of the Year: Morgan Robertson of La Salle
All-Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year: Kevin McGuff of Xavier


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  ROMANIA - Women  


The defending champions suffer the first loss - by Eurobasket News
LMK BC Sepsi Sf. Gheorghe beat Municipal MCM Targoviste to hand them their first loss in the league. LMK BC Sepsi Sf. Gheorghe improved to 6-0 record after 70:60 victory.
The teams were tied at 14-14 after the first 10 minutes of the game. The second period was decisive in the game as the hosts produced 29-17 in it to take the lead and they never looked behind after. Municipal MCM Targoviste answered with 18-9 in the third quarter but failed at 11-18 in the last stanza. Florina Diacona (176-G-82) top-scored for the winners with 26 points and Vass followed her with 12. Irena Matovic (186-F-88) netted 11, while Rasmussen collected 10 points and 10 rebounds. Tina Thompson (188-F-75, agency: Merit Sports, college: USC) replied with 19 points and 14 rebounds in defeat.
On March 6th Municipal MCM Targoviste bounced back after the loss and beat SCM U Craiova 88:58. The hosts controlled the whole game and rightfully deserved the win. Frohlich paced all the winners with 22 points and 11 rebounds. Olena Samburska (172-G-89, agency: LBM Management) notched 14 and Parau posted 13. Tena Matthews (173-G-85, agency: GameFace Entertainment LLC, college: Northwestern St.) produced 16 points in the losing case.
In another games CSU LPS Alba Iulia overcame CSS Bega BC Danzio Timisoara 51:45, while CSTA BC Alexandria won over Rapid Bucharest 74:41. ICIM Univ Goldis Arad improved to 5-1 record beating Municipal Satu Mare 91:56.



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  SERBIA - Women  


A League: Partizan jumps to 20-0 - by Eurobasket News
Crvena Zvezda had no troubles beating Spartak 63-53 as part of Round 20 of Serbian A League for Women. Hosts won three out of four quarters in this match, which was enough to secure 10-point margin win.
Radnicki hosted Celarevo and managed to secure 77-71 home victory. Hosts have managed to build 42-25 lead by halftime and from there they have routinely kept it until the end of the match.
Vojvodina Nis also recorded win at home as they have managed to overcome Radivoj Korac 71-67.
In other matches, Kovin went to Zrenjanin and came away with 72-83 win over Proleter. Visiting side was led by Ivana Terzic (187-C-86) who poured in 25 points, while Nevena Jovanovic added 19 points. For Proleter, Ivana Jovanovic had 21 points while, Jovana Vujkovic followed with 15.
Hemoafrm Stada hosted Vozdovac and won the contest with ease 81-61. Biljana Stankovic (176-G-74) and Dara Kovacevic led the winning side with 19 and 17 points respectively. On the other side, Jovana Vukoje poured in 24 points in loss.
Partizan continued its dominance in the league with 102-56 rout of Loznica. Ivona Jerkovic (200-C-84, agency: Data Plus Group) led the winners with 17 points. She received support from Bojana Jankovic (185-F-83) and Dajana Butulija who followed with 14 and 13 points respectively. Loznica was led by Mirjana Markovic, who was the only player in double digits with 26 points.



A League standings
1. Partizan 20-0
2. Hemofarm 16-4
3. Radivoj Korac 14-6
4. Vojvodina 13-7
5. Crvena Zv. 12-8
6. Vodovac 11-8
7. Celarevo 8-12
8. Proleter 7-13
9. Kovin 6-14
10. Spartak 4-15
11. Loznica 4-16
12. Radnicki KG 4-16



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  SPAIN - Women  


Stats Leaders - LFB
Points Per Game
 Eshaya MURPHY
  Mariana
  (--85)
  Avg: 20.2
 1. Murphy, Mariana20.2 
 2. Borges, Cadi la Seu18.5 
 3. Warburton, Gran C.17.7 
 4. Milton-Jones, Ros C.16.2 
 5. Lyttle, Perfumer.16.1 
 6. Covington, Cadi l.15.7 
 7. Staknevicien., Real C.15.4 
 8. Garcia, Real Canoe15.3 
 9. Vega, Mariana15.1 
 10. De Forge, Hondar.-.15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Sancho LYTTLE
  Perfumerias
  (193-C-83)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Lyttle, Perfumer.10.8 
 2. De Souza, Ros C.10.0 
 3. Sliskovic, Real C.8.6 
 4. Sanford, EBE I.8.0 
 5. Chones, Girona8.0 
 6. Vega, Mariana7.8 
 7. Bavendam, Hondar.-.7.6 
 8. Ujhelyi, Rivas E.7.6 
 9. Langhorne, Rivas E.7.4 
 10. Battle, Estudiantes7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Elisa AGUILAR
  Ros Casares
  (178-G-76)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Aguilar, Ros C.3.8 
 2. Palau, Ros Casares3.7 
 3. Bermejo, Rivas E.3.6 
 4. Garcia, Real Canoe3.6 
 5. Jordana, Real C.3.4 
 6. Infantes, EBE I.3.1 
 7. Ouvina, Mann Filter3.1 
 8. Hammon, Ros C.3.0 
 9. Dominguez, Perfumer.3.0 
 10. Montanana, Ros C.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Sancho LYTTLE
  Perfumerias
  (193-C-83)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Lyttle, Perfumer.2.8 
 2. Blanes, Real Canoe2.7 
 3. Murphy, Mariana2.6 
 4. Johnson, EBE I.2.3 
 5. Hammon, Ros C.2.1 
 6. De Forge, Hondar.-.2.0 
 7. Borges, Cadi la Seu2.0 
 8. Palau, Ros Casares2.0 
 9. Garcia, Real Canoe1.9 
 10. Valdemoro, Ros C.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Erika DE SOUZA
  Ros Casares
  (197-C-82)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. De Souza, Ros C.1.2 
 2. Bavendam, Hondar.-.1.1 
 3. Lyttle, Perfumer.1.0 
 4. Page, Mariana1.0 
 5. Sliskovic, Real C.0.9 
 6. Gardin, Cadi la Seu0.9 
 7. Podkovalniko., Perfum.0.7 
 8. Chones, Girona0.7 
 9. Borges, Cadi la Seu0.7 
 10. Ujhelyi, Rivas E.0.7 


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  TANZANIA - Women  


Jeshi Stars crowned RBA champions - by Carlos Pereira
By Brown Msyani

Jeshi Stars waged brave fights yesterday to claim this years Dar es Salaam Regional Basketball titles at the National Indoor Stadium.
The TPDF girls sealed the league title after beating Don Bosco Lioness 63-53 in thrilling encounter.
Don Bosco Lioness started the game threateningly to seal 16-13 lead in the first quarter, but Jeshi Stars fought aggressively to level the score to 28 all at the end of the first half.
Jeshi Stars maintained their rhythm to seal a 42-37 lead at the end of the third quarter.

They added 21 points in the fourth quarter while restricting their opponents to post 18 points at the period.
Jabu Shaaban who emerged the matchs Most Valuable Player (MVP) was played a major role in Jeshi Stars victory.
Teamed up with Faraja Malaki upfront, Jabu penned 24 points for the winners while Malaki chalked 12 points.
Don Bosco Lioness banked on pointer Esther Nelson who fired 11 points and Jasmine Bablia who managed to card 10 points.
This year league saw both defending champions JKT, the mens title winners and the ladies category champs JKT Stars bowing out of the league prematurely.
Police beat holders JKT Stars 75-73 to claim the Ladies League's third place in the play off held on Saturday at the same venue.

It was career achievement for Police team, who made re-entry to the league this season.
Police finished the first half leading 37-32 and added 19 points more points in the third quarter. JKT Stars could only manage 17 at that stage.
Police's Neema Emanuel netted 22 points while her team mate Anna Paulo added 14 points.
Lulu Joseph of JKT Stars was, however, the match's top scorer with 24 points.



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  TURKEY - Women  


Stats Leaders - Women
Points Per Game
 Michelle CAMPBELL
  Ceyhan Bld
  (188-F-84)
  Avg: 21.8
 1. Campbell, Ceyhan Bld21.8 
 2. Frazee, Cankaya19.6 
 3. Pringle, TED K.18.2 
 4. Prince, Botas17.7 
 5. Hodges, Istanbul.17.4 
 6. Paris, Botas16.8 
 7. Johnson, TED K.16.5 
 8. Sales, Besiktas16.4 
 9. Zellous, Besiktas16.2 
 10. Taylor, Fenerbahce16.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Lauren ERVIN
  Ceyhan Bld
  (191-F-85)
  Avg: 12.9
 1. Ervin, Ceyhan Bld12.9 
 2. Paris, Botas12.8 
 3. Frazee, Cankaya12.5 
 4. Pringle, TED K.11.7 
 5. Black, Tarsus Bld10.4 
 6. Sevinc, Kocaeli9.9 
 7. Dacic, Besiktas9.7 
 8. Campbell, Ceyhan Bld9.5 
 9. Larkins, Mersin8.9 
 10. Reves, Botas8.2 
Assists Per Game
 Sharnee ZOLL
  Botas
  (170-G-86)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Zoll, Botas5.8 
 2. Unuvar, Cankaya4.2 
 3. Vardarli, Fener.4.1 
 4. Johnson, TED K.4.0 
 5. Zellous, Besiktas3.9 
 6. Chaney, Samsun3.9 
 7. Latta, Mersin3.9 
 8. Hodges, Istanbul.3.9 
 9. January, Tarsus Bld3.9 
 10. Yigit, Galatasaray3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Tamika CATCHINGS
  Galatasaray
  (186-F-79)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Catchings, Galatasa.3.2 
 2. Prince, Botas3.0 
 3. January, Tarsus Bld3.0 
 4. Chaney, Samsun2.9 
 5. Hoffman, Fener.2.4 
 6. Smith, Ceyhan Bld2.4 
 7. Penn, Istanbul.2.4 
 8. Pringle, TED K.2.2 
 9. Gant, Istanbul.2.2 
 10. Gokce, Mersin2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 LaToya PRINGLE
  TED Kayseri
  (191-F/C-86)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Pringle, TED K.2.5 
 2. Dacic, Besiktas1.4 
 3. Sutton-Brown, Fenerb.1.2 
 4. Alyoshkina, Samsun1.1 
 5. Black, Tarsus Bld1.1 
 6. Ervin, Ceyhan Bld0.9 
 7. Larkins, Mersin0.8 
 8. Smith, TED Kayseri0.8 
 9. Engin, Mersin0.8 
 10. Paris, Botas0.8 


TBBL, Round 17 review: Untouchable Fenerbahce - by Eurobasket News
Fenerbahce - Galatasaray 76-62
Fenerbahce stays the only unbeaten in TBBL. Penelope Taylor (185-F-81) shined in this victory with 17 points and 6 rebounds. Ebony Hoffman (188-C/F-82, college: USC) had 15 points and 6 boards, while Brisel Vardarli helped with 14 pts. In the loosing squad, Sophia Young collected 22 points and 5 boards. Fenerbahce 16-0, Galatasaray 13-4.

Cankaya - Besiktas 78-88
Expected win for Besiktas, who improved to 8-9. Shavonte Zellous (178-G-86, college: Pittsburgh) led the team from Istanbul with 19 points and 7 assists. Nykesha Sales (183-F/G-76, college: Connecticut) and Sandra Mandir followed with 18 and 16 points respectively. Megan Frazze exploded on the other side with 23 points and 20 rebounds, but that was not enough for her team who dropped to 3-14.

Ceyhan Bld - Botas 75-81
Epiphanny Prince (175-G, college: Rutgers) shined in this valuable victory for Botas scoring 23 points. Sharnee Zoll (170-G-86, college: Virginia) and Durdane Gumusay also had very important role with 19 and 18 points respectively. Lauren Ervin replied with 21 points and 13 rebounds in defeat. Botas 8-9, Ceyhan 7-10.

Istanbul Univ. - Tarsus Bld 61-76
Tarsus Bld cruised past Istanbul Universitesi improving its score to 9-8. Betty Lennox (173-G-76, college: Louisiana Tech) shined for the winners with 27 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists. Danielle Gant (180-G/F-87, college: Texas A&M) replied with 17 points and 8 rebounds for the hosts, who dropped to 6-11.

Mersin - Samsun 89-61
Mersin registered 15th victory in its 16th appearance this season. Olympia Scott (188-C/F-74, college: Stanford) stepped up for the hosts with 18 points and 7 rebounds. Korel Engin (200-C-80) secured a nice help adding 15 points and 7 boards. In Samsun (6-11), Katryna Gaither and Gulsah Akkaya posted 12 pts each.

Kocaeli - TED Kayseri 69-83
LaToya Pringle (191-F/C-86, agency: 540 Sports, college: N.Carolina) was a key player for TED Kayseri this week-end as she scored 20 points and pulled down 11 rebounds. Julie McBride (165-G-82, college: Syracuse) (7 as) and Vickie Johnson drained 19 points each. For the hosts, Asli Sevinc shined with 30 points and 13 rebounds. TED Kayseri 10-7, Kocaeli 0-17.


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  UKRAINE - Women  


Donbas upset Kozachka in overtime - by Eurobasket News
One of the most interesting games of the previous round was between Donbas and Kozachka in Donetsk. The hosts started with 21-11 in the opening quarter to shock the guests. Kozachka responded with 26-22 in the second period and grabbed the lead after 22-15 in the third quarter. Donbas needed 19-18 to tie the score as the teams were sent to overtime. With 15-11 in it Donbas upset the third team of the league and improved to 13-8 on the fourth place. Natalja Melenteva (185-F-78, agency: LBM Management) erupted with 31 points and 11 rebounds, while Isachenko followed her with 19 points. Kisileva responded with 21 points in defeata nd Rimarenko scored 20.
Dynamo-NPU meanwhile improved to 20-1 record beating Politeh Basket 91:54. Payne top-scored for the winners with 15 points and Yuschenko as well as Taisiia Bovykina (190-C-89, agency: LBM Management) posted 13 apiece. Adeola OlanreWaju (192-C-82, college: Xavier) and Shmatova brought 12 points apiece. Stashuk replied with 26 points and 10 boards in defeat.
Dnipro is second with 21-2 record after the road win over Yuzhna Palmira 84:64. Olexandra Gorbunova (186-F-86) top-scored for the winners with 18 points and 6 rebounds, while Williams netted 16. Kashlyak brought the hosts 20 points and 12 boards.