EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 3/21/2010

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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   


Standings
Adriatic League Standings
 1. Cibona 20-6 
 2. Partizan 20-6 
 3. Hemofarm 17-9 
 4. U.Olimpija 15-11 
 5. Buducnost 15-11 
 6. KK Zagreb 14-12 
 7. Cedevita 13-13 
 8. Zadar 13-13 
 9. Crvena Zvez. 11-15 
 10. Siroki Eronet 11-15 
 11. Radnicki K. 11-15 
 12. FMP 10-16 
 13. Bosna S. 6-20 
 14. Helios 6-20 


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Ante TOMIC
  MMC Real M.
  (217-C-87)
  Avg: 17.9
 1. Tomic, KK.17.9 
 2. Zizic, Cedevita17.1 
 3. Mulaomerovic, KK Za.16.8 
 4. Bazdaric, Cedevita16.5 
 5. Tomas, Cibona14.8 
 6. Macvan, Hemofarm14.5 
 7. Zoric, KK.14.3 
 8. Videnov, Crvena Z.13.9 
 9. Simon, KK.13.8 
 10. Sehovic, Bosna S.13.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ante TOMIC
  MMC Real M.
  (217-C-87)
  Avg: 8.9
 1. Tomic, KK.8.9 
 2. Mason, Siroki E.8.1 
 3. Maric, Partizan7.5 
 4. Ruzic, Zadar6.7 
 5. Zoric, KK.6.7 
 6. Roberts, Partizan6.5 
 7. Raduljica, FMP6.4 
 8. Brkic, Radnicki K.5.9 
 9. Macvan, Hemofarm5.8 
 10. Zizic, Cedevita5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Feliks KOJADINOVIC
  Bosna S.
  (197-G-79)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Kojadinovic, Bosna S.5.8 
 2. Mocnik, Helios5.5 
 3. Markovic, Hemofarm4.8 
 4. Gordon, Cibona4.7 
 5. Mason, Siroki E.4.6 
 6. Anderson, Cedevita4.4 
 7. Aleksic, Radnicki K.4.2 
 8. Mulaomerovic, KK Za.4.1 
 9. Pavkovic, Hemofarm4.0 
 10. Stipcevic, Zadar3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Lester MCCALEBB
  Partizan
  (183-G-85)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. McCalebb, Partizan2.2 
 2. Gordon, Cibona1.9 
 3. Walsh, U.Olimpija1.8 
 4. Roberts, Partizan1.7 
 5. Krstic, KK.1.6 
 6. Otasevic, Buducnost1.6 
 7. Rozic, Cibona1.5 
 8. Kojadinovic, Bosna S.1.5 
 9. Mocnik, Helios1.5 
 10. Stipcevic, Zadar1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Luka ZORIC
  KK Zagreb CO
  (211-C/F-84)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Zoric, KK.1.5 
 2. Vranes, Partizan1.3 
 3. Dragicevic, Buduc.1.2 
 4. Plaisted, Zadar0.8 
 5. Rakocevic, Bosna S.0.8 
 6. Tomic, KK.0.7 
 7. Golubovic, U.Olimpija0.7 
 8. Marjanovic, Hemof.0.7 
 9. Maric, Partizan0.7 
 10. Vitkovac, Buducnost0.6 


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  ARGENTINA   


Standings - LigaA
LigaA Standings
 1. Penarol 19-7 
 2. Atenas 19-8 
 3. Quimsa 15-10 
 4. Libertad S. 15-12 
 5. La Union 15-12 
 6. Regatas C. 15-12 
 7. Sionista 15-12 
 8. Boca Jrs 14-12 
 9. Lanus 14-13 
 10. Union S. 14-13 
 11. Olimpico LB 13-14 
 12. Estudiantes 11-16 
 13. Obras 10-17 
 14. Gimnasia CR 10-17 
 15. Quilmes MP 9-18 
 16. C.Entrerriano 6-21 


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.17.1 
 4. Nelson, Quilmes MP16.8 
 5. Moodie, Boca Jrs16.7 
 6. Cutley, C.Entrer.16.5 
 7. Lo Grippo, Atenas16.4 
 8. Marshall, C.Entrer.16.1 
 9. Williams, Olimpico.15.9 
 10. Gutierrez, Penarol15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Federico KAMMERICHS
  Regatas C.
  (203-F/C-80)
  Avg: 12
 1. Kammerichs, Regat.12.0 
 2. Williams, Union S.8.1 
 3. Griffin, Estudiantes7.9 
 4. Rollins, Gimnasia.7.8 
 5. Assie, Quilmes MP7.3 
 6. Wolkowyski, Libertad.7.2 
 7. Nelson, Quilmes MP7.0 
 8. McFarlan, Union S.7.0 
 9. Gonzalez, Quimsa6.9 
 10. Pelussi, Libertad S.6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Lucas VICTORIANO
  Lanus
  (190-G-77)
  Avg: 4.6
 1. Victoriano, Lanus4.6 
 2. Cequeira, Sionista4.5 
 3. Labaque, Obras3.9 
 4. Franco, Estudiantes3.9 
 5. Martinez, Sionista3.7 
 6. Ginobili, Libertad S.3.6 
 7. Salles, La Union3.1 
 8. Cadillac, C.Entrer.3.1 
 9. Williams, Olimpico.3.1 
 10. Figueroa, Atenas3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Frank WILLIAMS
  Olimpico LB
  (191-G-80)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Williams, Olimpico.1.9 
 2. Moldu, Libertad S.1.7 
 3. Pelussi, Libertad S.1.6 
 4. Marshall, C.Entrer.1.5 
 5. Franco, Estudiantes1.5 
 6. Victoriano, Lanus1.5 
 7. Labaque, Obras1.5 
 8. Funes, C.Entrer.1.5 
 9. Aguirre, Boca Jrs1.5 
 10. Cutley, C.Entrer.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Derrick ALSTON
  Olimpico LB
  (208-C/F-72)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Alston, Olimpico.1.9 
 2. Alston, Boca Jrs1.3 
 3. Kammerichs, Regat.1.3 
 4. Rollins, Gimnasia.1.1 
 5. Assie, Quilmes MP1.0 
 6. Williams, Union S.0.9 
 7. Gomez, Quimsa0.8 
 8. Marshall, C.Entrer.0.8 
 9. Griffin, Estudiantes0.8 
 10. McFarlan, Union S.0.7 


Liga A (second phase): Round 27 review - by Eurobasket News
Quilmes MP - Atenas 73-74
Atenas grabbed 73-74 thriller win against Quilmes MP last night. Diego Lo Grippo (198-F-78) stepped up for the visiting squad with 26 points and 8 rebounds. Juan Pablo Cantero (184-G-82) added 16 pts. For the hosts, Cornelius McFagdon netted 17 points.

C.Entrerriano - Gimnasia CR 76-80
Gerald Brown (193-G-75, college: Pepperdine) was a key player in this victory with 24 points. Hakeem Rollins (202-C/F-83, agency: Liman Sports, college: Washington) secured a nice help adding 19 pts and 6 rebounds. In the loosing squad, Scott Cutley collected 17 points and 8 boards.

La Union - Sionista 73-80
Sionista registered 14th win in the second phase mostly owing to Chuck Robinson (201-F-72, college: E.Carolina), who came up with double-double of 17 points and 13 rebounds. Luis Cequeira (180-G-85) scored 19 and Gary Buchanan helped with 14 pts last night. La Union got 16 points from Ariel Pau.

Obras - Estudiantes 78-87
Estudiantes was too strong for Obras joining them with 10-16 score in the second phase. The winners had six players with double-digits in scoring last night, with Cristian Amicucci (201-F/C-85) leading the way with 14 pts. The hosts got 17 from Juan Espil (193-G-68).

Regatas C. - Union S. 67-61
Timothy Jennings (193-G-83, agency: GOTathletes, college: Gardner-Webb) top-scored for Regatas last night with 16 points. Federico Kammerichs (203-F/C-80) followed him with 14 points and 8 rebounds, while Lucas Picarelli added 12 pts. Ronald Selleaze collected 13 pts and 6 rebounds in defeat.

Libertad S. - Penarol 85-78
Valuable win for Libertad, who leading player was Laron Profit (196-G/F-77, agency: Buck Andre, college: Maryland) with 19 points and 5 rebounds. Gregory Lewis (198-F-78, college: Winthrop) (8 rebs) and Ruben Wolkowyski followed with 18 and 17 points respectively. Penarol got 18 pts from Kyle Lamonte.

Lanus - Olimpico LB 72-73
Tiny road win for Olimpico LB, who improved to 12-14 in the second phase. Frank Williams (191-G-80, agency: Scenic Sports Group, LLC., college: Illinois) shined in this victory with 14, while three players followed him with 10 points each. Lanus got 25 points and 9 rebounds from Terrell Taylor (203-C-81, agency: Liman Sports, college: Virginia Tech).


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  AUSTRIA   


Standings - A Bundesliga
A Standings
Group A
 1. Furstenfeld 24-4 
 2. Gmunden 21-7 
 3. Klosterneub. 20-7 
 4. Wels 20-8 
 5. Kapfenberg 15-12 
 6. Arkadia 15-13 
Group B
 1. St.Polten 15-12 
 2. Oberwart 13-14 
 3. Gussing 9-19 
 4. Vienna 7-20 
 5. Worthersee 4-24 
 6. UBSC Graz 2-25 


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Kevin HOUSTON
  Arkadia
  (193-G/F-76)
  Avg: 22.2
 1. Houston, Arkadia22.2 
 2. Mayes, Gmunden20.8 
 3. Francois, Gussing19.3 
 4. Mahalbasic, Worth.18.6 
 5. Roderick, Arkadia18.5 
 6. Penigar, Furstenf.18.4 
 7. Paez, Oberwart18.2 
 8. Nelson, Kapfenberg17.5 
 9. Nagler, Klostern.17.2 
 10. Dilys, Arkadia16.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jason JOHNSON
  Oberwart
  (202-F/C-77)
  Avg: 9.1
 1. Johnson, Oberwart9.1 
 2. Mahalbasic, Worth.8.4 
 3. Houston, Arkadia8.2 
 4. Penigar, Furstenf.8.0 
 5. Conley, Wels7.8 
 6. McCandies, Worth.7.7 
 7. Forrestal, UBSC G.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: 5.3
 1. Boylan, Gmunden5.3 
 2. Schreiner, St.Po.4.9 
 3. Danek, Arkadia4.9 
 4. Woschank, Kapfe.4.6 
 5. Lanegger, UBSC G.4.3 
 6. Zeleznik, UBSC G.4.1 
 7. Creddle, Klostern.3.9 
 8. Richards, Gussing3.7 
 9. O''Neal, Vienna3.7 
 10. Conley, Wels3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Thomas SCHREINER
  St.Polten
  (195-G-87)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Schreiner, St.Po.2.2 
 2. Payton, Vienna2.1 
 3. O''Neal, Vienna2.1 
 4. Roderick, Arkadia2.1 
 5. Penigar, Furstenf.1.9 
 6. Boylan, Gmunden1.9 
 7. Zeleznik, UBSC G.1.8 
 8. Jandl, St.Polten1.7 
 9. Woschank, Kapfe.1.6 
 10. Richards, Gussing1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Shelton COLWELL
  Furstenfeld
  (202-F-80)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Colwell, Furstenfeld1.4 
 2. Heard, Gussing1.2 
 3. Anderson, Vienna1.0 
 4. Mahalbasic, Worth.0.8 
 5. Bralovic, Arkadia0.7 
 6. Roderick, Arkadia0.7 
 7. Youngblood, Furstenf.0.6 
 8. Francois, Gussing0.6 
 9. Levy, Oberwart0.6 
 10. Kohlmaier, St.Polten0.5 


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  BELGIUM   


Standings - Division I
D1 Standings
 1. Liege 16-6 
 2. Charleroi 14-8 
 3. Verviers-Pep. 13-9 
 4. Oostende 13-10 
 5. Antwerp 11-12 
 6. Aalstar 10-12 
 7. M.Hainaut 10-12 
 8. Leuven 7-15 
 9. Gent 6-16 


Stats Leaders - Division I
Points Per Game
 Timothy BLACK
  Antwerp
  (178-G-81)
  Avg: 17.7
 1. Black, Antwerp17.7 
 2. Greene, Aalstar17.5 
 3. Melson, Gent15.8 
 4. McNeal, M.Hainaut15.3 
 5. Green, Liege15.3 
 6. Wilson, Verviers-Pep.15.1 
 7. Hilliard, Verviers.15.0 
 8. Lojeski, Oostende15.0 
 9. Banks, Liege14.9 
 10. Torbert, M.Hainaut14.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Will THOMAS
  Liege
  (201-F-86)
  Avg: 9.1
 1. Thomas, Liege9.1 
 2. Randle, Gent7.9 
 3. Ebong, M.Hainaut7.9 
 4. Young, Leuven7.9 
 5. Brown, Antwerp7.1 
 6. Hilliard, Verviers.7.0 
 7. Merriex, Aalstar7.0 
 8. Pelle, Oostende6.9 
 9. Greene, Aalstar6.1 
 10. Riddick, Charleroi5.7 
Assists Per Game
 Stanley BURRELL
  Verviers-Pep.
  (190-G-84)
  Avg: 5
 1. Burrell, Verviers.5.0 
 2. Gill, Oostende5.0 
 3. Loubry, Gent4.2 
 4. Green, Liege4.0 
 5. Bosco, Gent3.9 
 6. Johnson, Charleroi3.7 
 7. Hamilton, Charleroi3.2 
 8. Tabu, Charleroi3.0 
 9. Hopkins, Antwerp2.6 
 10. Moors, Antwerp2.6 
Steals Per Game
 Eddie GILL
  Oostende
  (183-G-78)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Gill, Oostende2.5 
 2. Hopkins, Antwerp2.4 
 3. Stokes, Aalstar2.3 
 4. Thomas, Liege2.2 
 5. Black, Antwerp2.1 
 6. Greene, Aalstar2.0 
 7. Green, Liege2.0 
 8. Wilson, Verviers-Pep.1.9 
 9. Anderson, Leuven1.9 
 10. Bosco, Gent1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Andre RIDDICK
  Charleroi
  (208-C-73)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Riddick, Charleroi1.3 
 2. Wilkinson, Charleroi1.2 
 3. Pelle, Oostende1.1 
 4. Wilson, Verviers-Pep.1.0 
 5. Randle, Gent0.7 
 6. Barber, Aalstar0.7 
 7. McNeal, M.Hainaut0.6 
 8. Costner, M.Hainaut0.6 
 9. Enobakhare, Ooste.0.6 
 10. Tofi, Verviers-Pep.0.6 


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  BRAZIL   


Standings - BNL
NBB Standings
 1. Flamengo 17-4 
 2. Universo/BRB 17-4 
 3. Vivo/Franca 16-7 
 4. Pitagoras/Minas 15-6 
 5. Ciser/Joinville 12-9 
 6. Pinheiros/Sky 11-11 
 7. S.Jose/Vinac 11-11 
 8. GRSA/Bauru 9-11 
 9. Amigao/Assis 9-12 
 10. CETAF 8-14 
 11. Paulistano 8-14 
 12. Palmeiras/Lupo 8-14 
 13. Londrina 6-14 
 14. Saldanha 3-19 


Flamengo edge Vivo/Franca in Round 23 - by Eurobasket News
Flamengo recorded the 17th win in the NBB season as they held off Vivo/Franca in Rio de Janeiro. Marcelinho Machado (199-F/G-75, agency: Interperformances) was the usual contributor for the hosts as he knocked down 26 points. Guilherme Teichmann (204-F/C-83, college: Tulsa) helped with 15 points in the victory. Flamengo and Vivo/Franca stayed close in the opening frame as the home team led by just two points 21:19 ten minutes into the encounter. But the second frame saw Flamengo take a 41:32 lead. Vivo/Franca cut the distance to 7 points with ten minutes to go however Flamengo regained control in the final stanza and rolled to the victory at the end. Vitor Benite (190-F/G-90) nailed 19 points for Vivo/Franca as they fell at 16-7 record just one win shy of the league leading Flamengo and Universo/BRB.
Universo/BRB bumped CETAF 92:85 on the road for the 17th win. Rafael Rodrigues scored 22 points to lead the visitors. CETAF used a 24:18 second frame to establish a 6-point halftime lead. But Universo/BRB exploded with 34 points in the third stanza and ran away for good in this one. Welington dos Santos (186-G-81, agency: Interperformances) nailed 17 points for the winners. Magen McNeil responded with 19 points for CETAF. Tramaine Stevens (200-G/F-87, college: Morehead St.) had 16 points in the loss.
Joinville escaped with a narrow 75:74 victory over Assis Basket. The game turned into a seesaw action with Joinville eking out a last second win. Tiago Valentin de Lima (201-C/F-81) scored 17 points to pace the hosts. Audrei Parisotto (195-F-84) tossed in 16 points for Joinville. James Parker (188-G-81, college: Robert Morris) replied with game-high 25 points for Assis Basket.



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  CANADA   


T-Birds advance to CIS final with 77-63 win over Dinos - by Eurobasket
The third-ranked University of British Columbia Thunderbirds have advanced to the CIS final for the second consecutive year after defeating the seventh-ranked University of Calgary Dinos, 77-63, in the first semi-final match-up of the day at Scotiabank Place.

It was the T-Birds who would get the opening bucket of the game, but the Dinos followed up soon after, setting the pace of the game. On the defensive end, the Dinos were switching up their strategy shocking UBC ball screens one possession and changing to a zone defence in the next. The T-Birds struggled to get shots off against Dinos pressure but they were successful in transition, pushing the ball and getting points from within the paint. On the other end, the Dinos were successful at getting shots off from the perimeter, which contributed to their 16 first quarter points. UBCs Josh Whyte (191-G-87) (Calgary), who was named CIS player of the year, started getting into the game in the dying seconds of the first quarter of basketball action, hitting his first three points of the game. Calgary would end up on top after the first, leading the Thunderbirds 16-14.

In the second quarter, the T-Birds used their athleticism and speed to push the ball in transition on every steal and Dinos turnover. They played more tenacious defence than they did in the first quarter, not giving Calgary any easy looks. On the offensive end the UBC stepped up its game, hitting some key shots and taking the lead for the first time. With six seconds remaining in the first half of play Dino Terrence Blake, a third year guard from Edmonton, hit a three to close in on the Thunderbirds lead. But the T-Birds would have nothing of it, using the last five seconds to push the ball up the court. Fourth year guard Alex Murphy (185-G) (Richmond, BC) dropped a long three from close to the half court mark. The T-Birds, having been down for the majority of the first half, ended up dominating the second quarter, scoring 23 points while the Dinos only managed to put up 12. The T-Birds would go into the halftime break with a 36-28 lead.

Going into the third quarter of play, the T-Birds held the momentum. Despite Whytes inability to put points on the board, the T-Birds were able to use their depth to keep their lead the entire quarter, being up by as much as 12 points. In the last two minutes of the quarter however, the Dinos stepped up their game, playing with more energy and taking it hard to the hoop. The Dinos were able to get within six points with a last second veteran post move by forward Ross Bekkering (203-F-85) (Taber, Alta.). UBC held onto a 46-40 lead going into the last quarter.

The Dinos started the quarter with a dunk but the T-Birds responded right away with two great back-to-back possessions, regaining the momentum they lost at the end of the third. The T-Birds would continue their aggressive attacks to the basket, wearing down the Dinos and increasing their lead to as many as 20 points with four minutes left to play in the game. But a full court press kept the T-Birds on their toes. With less time to play in the half court, the T-Birds made some mistakes, giving the ball back to the Dinos who made things happen on the offensive end. Jarred Ogungbemi (175-G-91), a point guard from Winnipeg, Man. took over for the Dinos, hitting three-pointer after three-pointer. But it was not enough in the end as the T-Birds took the 77-63 victory and secured a spot in tomorrow nights final.

Kamar Burke (196-G-86) (Mississauga, Ont.) of UBC would earn the game MVP award, putting up a double double with 14 points and 13 rebounds. He added three steals in the win. Three other Thunderbirds reached double digits. Teammate Whyte tallied a game-high 16 points, while Murphy and Blair LaBranche (193-G-83) (Edmonton) contributed 14 and 10 respectively.

For the Dinos it was Bekkering who would be named game MVP. He was a big reason for the Dinos momentum shift and would score 13 points in the game. Teammate Ogungbemi-Jackson contributed a game-high 16 points in the loss.
Courtesy of Carleton Univ.


Calgary, UBC, Saskatchewan and Carleton in CIS Final Four - by Eurobasket News
The 7th-seeded Calgary defeated Cape Breton 82:74 in the first quarterfinal of the CIS championship yesterday. Robbie Sihota (198-F-87) came up with 25 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Dinos past the second-ranked Capers. Calgary will now take on UBC in tonights semifinal. The game was an evenly matched contest. The Dinos were up by 5 points after the starting stanza but the Capers struck back to gain a 42:39 lead at the interval. Calgary tipped off the third period with ten points in a row and did not allow Cape Breton to surge ahead in the reminder of the contest. Jarred Ogungbemi (175-G-91) finished with 17 points, while Ross Bekkering provided 14 points for the winners. Jimmy Dorsey responded with 19 points for Cape Breton. Paris Carter had 14 points in defeat.
UBC cruised past Lakehead 79:58 to advance into the semis. The Thunderwolves dominated in the first half taking a 32:26 lead into the main break. But UBC went on a wild 21:0 run at the start of the second half to jump in front for good. Blain LaBranche scored 14 points, while Josh Whyte (191-G-87) added 13 to lead the charge. Joseph Jones (188-G-89) replied with 14 points and 7 rebounds for Lakehead.
The fourth-ranked Saskatchewan escaped with a narrow 71:68 win over the 4th-ranked Windsor. The Huskies started the game aggressively and piled up a 12-point lead ten minutes into it. The margin grew at 17-point mark at halftime. Saskatchewan stretched the margin to as many as 22 points in the second half before the Lancers challenged it. Windsor clawed their way back into the game as they erased the deficit and drew things level with under two minutes to go. But Saskatchewan managed to stay calm and executed well for the victory at the end. Showron Glover (180-G) nailed 16 points to lead Saskatchewan. Michael Linklater had 11 points and 8 rebounds in the winning case. Isaac Kuon (193-F/F-87) replied with 17 points for Windsor. Andre Smith chipped in 14 points in defeat.
Finally the defending champions Carleton prevailed against Quebec 83:72 to pave their way into the semifinal. Kevin McCleery (203-F) notched 17 points and 6 rebounds to pilot the top-seeded Ravens. Willy Manigat and Elliot Thompson added 14 points each for Carleton. The Citadins responded with 15 points from Arthaud Plesius (188-G-85).



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  CROATIA   


Standings - Ozujsko A1 League
A1 Standings
Group A
 1. Svjetlost 0-0 
 2. Zabok 0-0 
 3. Trogir 0-0 
 4. Darda 0-0 
 5. Cedevita 0-0 
 6. KK Zagreb CO 0-0 
 7. Cibona 0-0 
 8. Zadar 0-0 
Group B
 1. KK Split 2-0 
 2. Dubrava 2-0 
 3. Dubrovnik 1-1 
 4. Borik 1-1 
 5. Kastela 0-2 
 6. Sibenik 0-2 


Stats Leaders - A1
Points Per Game
 Toni BIZACA
  Trogir
  (202-F-82)
  Avg: 25.3
 1. Bizaca, Trogir25.3 
 2. Vragovic, Dubrava21.1 
 3. Spahija, Svjetlost19.4 
 4. Filipovic, Sibenik16.5 
 5. Mrva, Borik16.5 
 6. Bilan, Sibenik16.0 
 7. Krolo, Darda15.6 
 8. Sakic, Dubrava14.7 
 9. Ivanov, Borik14.3 
 10. Krapic, Zabok14.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jurica SPAHIJA
  Svjetlost
  (203-F/C-83)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Spahija, Svjetlost10.5 
 2. Bilan, Sibenik10.4 
 3. Bizaca, Trogir7.9 
 4. Vukicevic, Svjetlost7.2 
 5. Sakic, Dubrava7.1 
 6. Krapic, Zabok7.0 
 7. Rahimic, Sibenik7.0 
 8. Krolo, Darda6.8 
 9. Macura, KK Split6.7 
 10. Maric, Dubrava6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Luka PETKOVIC
  Siroki Eronet
  (190-G-88)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Petkovic, Sibenik6.1 
 2. Sumic, KK Split4.7 
 3. Tomeljak, Zabok4.1 
 4. Cosic, Svjetlost4.1 
 5. Camagajevac, Darda3.6 
 6. Norac, Svjetlost3.6 
 7. Blajic, Trogir3.4 
 8. Radic, Dubrovnik3.3 
 9. Bosnjak, Dubrava3.2 
 10. Bubalo, Sibenik3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Igor SUMIC
  KK Split
  (186-G-82)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Sumic, KK Split2.6 
 2. Bosnjak, Dubrava2.5 
 3. Norac, Svjetlost2.4 
 4. Petkovic, Sibenik2.3 
 5. Blajic, Trogir1.9 
 6. Tomeljak, Zabok1.9 
 7. Cosic, Svjetlost1.9 
 8. Katic, KK Split1.8 
 9. Bizaca, Trogir1.7 
 10. Kruslin, Dubrovnik1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Jere MACURA
  KK Split
  (205-F-80)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Macura, KK Split1.4 
 2. Bilan, Sibenik1.1 
 3. Bizaca, Trogir0.9 
 4. Vladovic, Sibenik0.8 
 5. Sobin, KK Split0.8 
 6. Culjak, Dubrava0.7 
 7. Kamaldin, Darda0.7 
 8. Krolo, Darda0.7 
 9. Ridl, Darda0.6 
 10. Karac, Dubrovnik0.5 


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  CUBA   


Standings - LSB
LSB Standings
 1. Ciego de Avila 22-6 
 2. Capitalinos 21-6 
 3. Camaguey 20-7 
 4. Guantanamo 17-11 
 5. Matanzas 12-16 
 6. Pinar 11-17 
 7. Holguin 5-23 
 8. Santiago 3-25 


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  DENMARK   


Stats Leaders - Basketligaen
Points Per Game
 Mychal KEARSE
  SISU
  (194-G/F-83)
  Avg: 23.4
 1. Kearse, SISU23.4 
 2. Johnson, Bakken23.3 
 3. Smith, Svendborg23.1 
 4. Morris, Aabyhoj21.3 
 5. Nielsen, Randers20.4 
 6. Cavanuagh, Aalborg20.0 
 7. Dennis, Naestved19.0 
 8. Claitt, Horsens IC18.7 
 9. Vance, Aalborg18.6 
 10. Seilund, Amager BK18.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Chris CHRISTOFFERSEN
  Bakken
  (218-C-79)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Christoffers., Bak.10.3 
 2. Morris, Aabyhoj9.7 
 3. Willis, Randers9.3 
 4. Miskovic, Randers9.3 
 5. Vance, Aalborg9.0 
 6. Iversen, Svendborg8.5 
 7. Johansen, Naestved8.4 
 8. Johnson, Bakken8.1 
 9. Cavanuagh, Aalborg7.7 
 10. Johnson, Horsens IC7.4 
Assists Per Game
 D.J. SMEDLEY
  Randers
  (180-G-84)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Smedley, Randers6.5 
 2. Bradley, Amager BK5.3 
 3. Rinkevicius, SISU5.1 
 4. Nielsen, Horsholm4.7 
 5. Claitt, Horsens IC4.5 
 6. Darboe, Horsholm4.4 
 7. Jakobsen, Bakken4.4 
 8. Thuesen, Bakken3.9 
 9. Christensen, Amager B.3.8 
 10. Smith, Svendborg3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Johnell SMITH
  Svendborg
  (186-G-80)
  Avg: 3
 1. Smith, Svendborg3.0 
 2. Kearse, SISU2.1 
 3. Proctor, Bakken1.9 
 4. Fall, Horsens IC1.8 
 5. Dennis, Naestved1.7 
 6. Iversen, Svendborg1.6 
 7. Houguet, Aalborg1.6 
 8. Morris, Aabyhoj1.6 
 9. Nielsen, Horsholm1.6 
 10. Nielsen, Randers1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Chris CHRISTOFFERSEN
  Bakken
  (218-C-79)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Christoffers., Bak.2.5 
 2. Morris, Aabyhoj2.1 
 3. Johnson, Bakken1.7 
 4. Willis, Randers1.6 
 5. Cavanuagh, Aalborg1.3 
 6. Miskovic, Randers1.3 
 7. Seilund, Amager BK1.1 
 8. Vance, Aalborg1.1 
 9. Guyton, Aabyhoj1.0 
 10. Kalvelis, SISU0.9 


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  D-LEAGUE   


Standings
D-League Standings
Central Division
 1. Iowa E. 35-11 
 2. Sioux Falls S. 27-17 
 3. Dakota W. 25-19 
 4. Erie Bay H. 18-27 
 5. Ft.Wayne MA 15-27 
Southwest Division
 1. Rio Grande 31-13 
 2. Austin T. 26-16 
 3. Maine R.Claws 26-17 
 4. Tulsa 66ers 24-20 
 5. Albuquerque 18-27 
West Division
 1. Utah F. 23-20 
 2. Idaho S. 22-22 
 3. Reno Bighorns 20-21 
 4. Bakersfield J. 16-28 
 5. Los Angeles D. 13-27 
 6. Springfield A. 7-35 


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Malik HAIRSTON
  San Antonio S.
  (198-G-87)
  Avg: 29.1
 1. Hairston, Austin T.29.1 
 2. Harris, Rio Grande27.1 
 3. Almond, Springfi.26.8 
 4. Williams, Sioux F.26.4 
 5. Farmer, Reno B.23.5 
 6. Johnson, Sioux F.22.9 
 7. Powell, Albuquerque22.2 
 8. Taylor, Idaho S.21.8 
 9. McLeod, Albuquer.21.7 
 10. Gee, Austin T.21.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dwayne JONES
  Austin T.
  (211-C-83)
  Avg: 16
 1. Jones, Austin T.16.0 
 2. Dorsey, Rio Grande13.2 
 3. Butch, Bakersfi.11.6 
 4. Tolliver, Idaho S.11.4 
 5. Johnson, Sioux F.11.3 
 6. Harris, Rio Grande10.4 
 7. Barron, Iowa E.10.0 
 8. Bryant, Erie Bay H.9.9 
 9. Kurz, Ft.Wayne MA9.9 
 10. Reiner, Ft.Wayne.9.7 
Assists Per Game
 Curtis STINSON
  Iowa E.
  (187-G-83)
  Avg: 10.9
 1. Stinson, Iowa E.10.9 
 2. Conroy, Rio Grande10.1 
 3. Blalock, Reno B.7.4 
 4. Jackson, Erie B.7.4 
 5. Shakur, Tulsa 66ers7.2 
 6. Curry, Springfield A.7.1 
 7. Barrett, Idaho S.7.1 
 8. Dickau, Ft.Wayne.7.1 
 9. Gaines, Idaho S.6.9 
 10. Lafayette, Ft.Wayne.6.2 
Steals Per Game
 Orien GREENE
  Utah F.
  (193-G-82)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Greene, Utah F.2.7 
 2. Shakur, Tulsa 66ers2.3 
 3. Trepagnier, Iowa E.2.2 
 4. Jackson, Erie B.2.1 
 5. Robinson, Maine RC2.1 
 6. Stinson, Iowa E.2.1 
 7. Robinson, Reno B.2.0 
 8. McLeod, Albuquer.2.0 
 9. Robinson, Los A.1.9 
 10. Jeffers, Iowa E.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Gregory STIEMSMA
  Sioux Falls S.
  (211-C-85)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Stiemsma, Sioux F.3.6 
 2. Looby, Albuquerque3.3 
 3. Ajinca, Maine RC3.1 
 4. Simmons, Idaho S.2.9 
 5. Benson, Reno B.2.0 
 6. Jones, Austin T.1.8 
 7. Daniels, Bakersfi.1.7 
 8. Trybanski, Reno B.1.6 
 9. Bryant, Erie Bay H.1.5 
 10. Dorsey, Rio Grande1.5 


Friday's games (7) review - by Eurobasket News
Austin T. - Bakersfield J. 108-120
Six Bakersfield Jam players scored in double figures Friday and the Jam extended its winning streak to a season-best six straight with a 120-108 win over the Austin Toros at the Jam Event Center. The Jam used an 18-6 run early in the second half to take control of the game and led 94-73 after three quarters. The lead remained double-digits the rest of the way. Three Jam players reached 20 points. William Daniels (6'8''-F-86, college: Rhode Island) led the way with 23 points, going 8-for-10 from the field. Reece Gaines (6'6''-G-81, college: Louisville) had 22 points (16 in the second quarter) and Alada Aminu had 20 points and 13 rebounds. Brian Butch had 10 points with 17 rebounds. Austin's Curtis Jerrells had 30 points and Dwayne Jones added 20 points and 15 rebounds. The teams meet again tonight at the Jam Events Center. *Courtesy of www.bakersfield.com

Rio Grande - Reno Bighorns 101-114
In a virtual must-win situation to keep their playoff hopes alive, the Reno Bighorns took care of business Friday night, using a big fourth-quarter effort to top the Western Conference leading Rio Grande Valley Vipers, 114-101, in the Reno Events Center. After the Bighorns (21-21) held a narrow six-point advantage at intermission, Rio Grande Valley (30-13) hit its stride after halftime, outscoring Reno 34-25 in the third quarter. But the final period of play belonged to the Bighorns, as Reno posted 35 points in the fourth to cruise to the crucial victory. With the win, Reno remains 1.5 games behind Utah for the final NBA D-League playoff spot. Eight games remain on Reno's schedule, with six to be played at home. Desmon Farmer (6'5''-G-81, college: USC) led all scorers with 28 points, and Rod Benson (6'10''-F/C-84, college: California) narrowly missed out on a double-double with 21 points and nine boards for Reno. Yaroslav Korolev finished with 12 points and 12 rebounds, and the Bighorns received a clutch performance off the bench for Chris Davis, who collected eight points and four assists. Michael Harris led four Vipers in double figures with 24 points and 10 boards. Julian Sensley finished with 22 points, and Will Conroy dished-out 12 assists. *Courtesy of www.kolotv.com

Dakota W. - Erie Bay H. 109-105
The Dakota Wizards used a dominant fourth quarter to storm back from a seventeen-point deficit and defeat the Erie BayHawks 109-105 at the Tullio Arena on Saturday night. Lester Hudson (6'3''-G-84, college: Tennessee-Martin) came off the bench to score a team-high 30 points in the game including 7 of Dakota's final 11 points. He also grabbed a team-high 14 rebounds. Corsley Edwards (6'9''-C/F-79, agency: Edge Sports, college: Cent.Conn.St.) added 20 for Dakota as they improved to 25-19. Erie was once again led by Ahearn as he matched his own franchise record high of 38 points, a mark he set in the team's previous game against Utah. His hot offensive performance was highlighted by knocking down 7 of 11 three-point attempts and notching 25 second-half points. Ivan Harris added 26 points for Erie as they dropped to 18-26. *Courtesy of www.mlntherawfeed.com

Albuquerque - Maine RC 111-128
Morris Almond (6'6''-F-85, college: Rice) led the Red Claws (26-17) with 26 points while grabbing seven boards in their 128-111 win over the Albuquerque Thunderbirds (18-27). Already with a seven point lead (85-78) late in the third quarter, the Red Claws found their grove going on a 17-3 run to close out the frame. Maine cruised through the fourth quarter to take the 17 point win. Maine shot over 55 percent from the floor on 54-97 shooting with eight different players scoring in double figures. Maurice Ager and Darnell Lazare both contributed with 16 points for Maine while teammate Paul Davis added 15. Kurt Looby (6'10''-F/C-84, college: Iowa) added to his blocked shot total with 5, upping his season total to 139. Looby and Sioux Falls are currently neck-and-neck in the race to set a new NBA D-League record for blocked shots in a season. Entering tonight, Looby had 134 while Stiemsma had 137, both surpassing the previous mark of 133. Sioux Falls played at Iowa tonight with Stiemsma picking up two more. Keith McLeod scored a game-high 34 points for the Thunderbirds on 10-21 shooting while teammate Chad Toppert added 17 and former Red Claw Trey Gilder scored 16. *Courtesy of www.oursportscentral.com

Sioux Falls S. - Iowa E. 102-110
Forward Cartier Martin (6'7''-G/F-84, college: Kansas St.) nailed all six of his 3-point attempts on his way to 26 points as the Iowa Energy cruised to a 110-102 win Friday night in Des Moines. The win secures the D-League Eastern Conference title for Energy, as they improve to 34-11 on the season. Iowa jumped out to a 70-36 lead at halftime as Martin scored 21 points and point guard Curtis Stinson handed out 14 assists before the break. The Energy extended their lead to 98-63 after the third quarter and coasted to the eight point victory. The Energy shot 10 of 16 from 3-point land in the game and outrebounded the Skyforce 49-40 in the game. Stinson scored 11 points and finished with 18 assists while Phoenix Suns assignee Earl Clark added 19 points and 10 rebounds in his second game with the Energy. Sioux Falls was led by Leemire Goldwire (5'11''-G-84, agency: Elfus-Siegel Management (ESM), college: Charlotte) 's 31 points while Justin Bowen added 19 points and 9 rebounds off the bench. The loss drops Sioux Falls to 27-17 on the year. *Courtesy of www.oursportscentral.com

Utah F. - Los Angeles D. 128-107
The Utah Flash visited Los Angeles to take on the L.A. D-Fenders Friday afternoon. It took a balanced effort from Utah Jazz assignee Kosta Kostas Koufos (7'0''-F/C-89, college: Ohio St.), Kevin Kruger (6'1''-G-83, college: UNLV), and Orien Greene to get the victory. The trio of Flash players combined for 67 points in the 128-107 win. The Flash and the D-Fenders started off the game making shot after shot and trading buckets. However Los Angeles built a six point lead during the first quarter behind seven points from James Peters who was playing only his fourth game as a Los Angeles D-Fender. The D-Fenders built on their first quarter lead and pushed the advantage to as many as 10 points during the second quarter, but ended the half with only a 61-57 lead. All five L.A. starters notched at least seven points in the first half of play. For the Flash, Kostas Koufos led all scorers with 16 points in the first half. Utah came out during the third quarter and not only closed the gap but took the lead. A pair of Kevin Kruger three pointers as well as continuous production from Kostas Koufos gave Utah an 83-81, their first lead of the second half. Dar Tucker kept the D-Fenders in the game with eight third-quarter points. A four point halftime deficit was turned into a seven point Flash lead heading into the fourth quarter. That lead continued to balloon to as many as 27 points as Utah went on a 37-11 run. That huge run was led by Greene's 23 second-half points. The Flash held the D-Fenders to just 19 points in the fourth quarter, and managed to score 30-plus points in three of four quarters. Utah was led by Greene's 26 points, while Kruger scored 21 points and Utah Jazz assignee Koufos had 20 points and seven rebounds. Tucker led the way for Los Angeles with 26 points and 10 rebounds. Peters chipped in 15 and James Wright notched 14 points. The two teams will play again on Sunday at 9:30 p.m. at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. (Courtesy Utah Flash)

Tulsa 66ers - Idaho S. 113-124
Six players scored in double figures for the Idaho Stampede as they defeated the Tulsa 66ers 124-113 on Friday night at Qwest Arena. Guard Donell Taylor (6'6''-G-82, college: UAB) led the way for Idaho with 25 points. Andre Barrett (5'9''-G-82, agency: ZAG Advocates, college: Seton Hall) (23 points, 11 assists) and Joe Dabbert (21 points, 10 rebounds) had double-doubles in the win. The win snapped a four-game losing streak for the Stampede, who host the 66ers again Saturday night. Idaho has seven regular-season games remaining on its schedule. *Courtesy of www.idahostatesman.com


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  FINLAND   


Standings - Korisliiga
Korisliiga Standings
 1. Pyrinto 32-9 
 2. Kouvot 32-9 
 3. ToPo 27-14 
 4. LrNMKY 23-18 
 5. Honka 21-20 
 6. KTP 21-20 
 7. Korihait 20-21 
 8. Namika Lahti 19-22 
 9. Kataja 19-22 
 10. Karhu 14-27 
 11. Salon Vilpas 9-32 
 12. FoKoPo 9-32 


Stats Leaders - Division I
Points Per Game
 Rob HAYNES
  Lapua
  (193-G-86)
  Avg: 22.2
 1. Haynes, Lapua22.2 
 2. Swanston, Lapua22.0 
 3. Coleman, LoKoKo21.0 
 4. Jallow, Uusimaa20.7 
 5. Leggett, Huima20.3 
 6. Conerly, Tarmo20.0 
 7. Riihela, BC Nokia20.0 
 8. Stamper, Uusimaa19.3 
 9. Pichon, LoKoKo18.6 
 10. Sampay, Huima17.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Arsene TOWA
  Kerava ET
  (191-F-81)
  Avg: 13.5
 1. Towa, Kerava ET13.5 
 2. Coleman, LoKoKo13.5 
 3. Nash, Lapua12.5 
 4. Sampay, Huima12.5 
 5. Jallow, Uusimaa11.7 
 6. Leggett, Huima11.2 
 7. Douglas, Ura Basket10.9 
 8. Pichon, LoKoKo10.6 
 9. Stamper, Uusimaa10.4 
 10. McCulloch, BC No.9.6 
Assists Per Game
 Zach RAMEY
  Ura Basket
  (191-F/G-81)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Ramey, LoKoKo4.8 
 2. Nikitin, Honka4.0 
 3. Conerly, Tarmo3.3 
 4. Riihela, BC Nokia3.0 
 5. Coleman, LoKoKo3.0 
 6. Pekkola, Namika II2.6 
 7. Ahila, Jyvaskyla2.5 
 8. Rokala, Ura Basket2.5 
 9. Juvonen, Uusimaa2.3 
 10. Hanninen, Wartti2.3 
Steals Per Game
 Ville PEKKOLA
  Namika Lahti
  (192-G-89)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Pekkola, Namika II3.2 
 2. Nash, Lapua2.8 
 3. Stamper, Uusimaa2.5 
 4. Rokala, Ura Basket2.3 
 5. Conerly, Tarmo2.3 
 6. Korhonen, Kerava ET2.0 
 7. Hanninen, Wartti1.9 
 8. Little, Wartti1.9 
 9. Still, Tarmo1.8 
 10. King, Jyvaskyla1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Erno JOHANSSON
  Namika II
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 0.9
 1. Johansson, Namika I.0.9 
 2. Graham, Tarmo0.8 
 3. Hassinen, Wartti0.7 
 4. Raami, Honka0.7 
 5. Koskinen, Namika I.0.6 
 6. Kopio, Honka0.5 
 7. Little, Wartti0.5 
 8. Leggett, Huima0.5 
 9. Ahila, Jyvaskyla0.5 
 10. Sirola, Honka0.5 


Stats Leaders - Korisliiga
Points Per Game
 Ricky HICKMAN
  Namika Lahti
  (190-G-85)
  Avg: 24.7
 1. Hickman, Namika Lahti24.7 
 2. Washington, KTP22.3 
 3. Trotter, ToPo20.9 
 4. Golson, Karhu20.4 
 5. Wood, Karhu19.8 
 6. Rouse, Namika L.19.6 
 7. Turner, LrNM.19.3 
 8. Reid, Korihait19.1 
 9. Hester, Pyrinto19.1 
 10. Lowe, Pyrinto18.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jeremiah WOOD
  Karhu
  (200-F-85)
  Avg: 14.2
 1. Wood, Karhu14.2 
 2. Vinson, FoKoPo12.2 
 3. McDade, KTP12.0 
 4. Stamper, LrNM.11.1 
 5. Williams, Pyrinto10.6 
 6. Kaunisto, Kouvot10.6 
 7. Kotti, Honka10.1 
 8. Rouse, Namika L.10.0 
 9. Hamm, Salon Vilpas9.9 
 10. Smith, Karhu9.4 
Assists Per Game
 Jeremiah WOOD
  Karhu
  (200-F-85)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Wood, Karhu4.8 
 2. Hickman, Namika Lahti3.8 
 3. Trotter, ToPo3.8 
 4. Gibson, LrNM.3.7 
 5. Williams, Pyrinto3.4 
 6. Burgess, Salon Vilpas3.4 
 7. Sarcevic, Korihait3.2 
 8. Suonio, Namika Lahti3.2 
 9. Elliott, Honka3.0 
 10. Jarvinen, LrNM.2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Matthew GIBSON
  LrNMKY
  (196-G-84)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Gibson, LrNM.3.2 
 2. Trotter, ToPo3.1 
 3. Hickman, Namika Lahti2.5 
 4. Golson, Karhu2.3 
 5. Wood, Karhu2.2 
 6. Shiloh, Kouvot2.0 
 7. Stamper, LrNM.2.0 
 8. Clarkson, Kataja2.0 
 9. Turner, LrNM.2.0 
 10. Belser, Honka1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Tyray PEARSON
  ToPo
  (201-F-80)
  Avg: 0.8
 1. Pearson, ToPo0.8 
 2. Clarkson, Kataja0.8 
 3. Chones, Kataja0.7 
 4. Shiloh, Kouvot0.7 
 5. Stamper, LrNM.0.7 
 6. Hudson, Korihait0.7 
 7. Hickman, Namika Lahti0.7 
 8. Champion, FoKoPo0.6 
 9. Reid, Korihait0.6 
 10. Gibson, LrNM.0.6 


KORISLIIGA: 35 lead changes and 16 ties! - by Rauno Hurmalainen
Korisliiga, round 41: What a thriller! After 35 lead changes and 16 ties the winner is clear first at the buzzer, when Chris Hester (192-G/F-79, college: E.Washington) hits his only one 3-pointer in the game and Pyrinto (Tampere) takes an important victory vs Karhu (Kauhajoki) on the road (95-96). Reggie Golson (201-F-81, agency: Court Side, college: SE Missouri St.) (Karhu) led the hosts with 31 pts and Jeremiah Wood (200-F-85, agency: Court Side) adding 19 pts + grabbing 11 rbs. The hero Chris Hester had a 28-point-night. Damon Williams (201-F-73, college: Colorado St.-Pueblo) added 19 and Kenneth Lowe (192-G-80, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Purdue) 18 pts for Pyrinto. Vilpas (Salo) lost at home vs YMCA Lappeenranta 69-74. Lawrence Hamm (198-F-84, agency: Court Side, college: Towson) (Vilpas) had a double-double 23/12 and Jahmar Thorpe (198-F-84, agency: KMG Sports Management, college: Houston) added 17 pts. Charlie Burgess and Roope Ahonen DNP. Adam Hall (196-F/G-80, college: Virginia) and Robert Turner (206-F-82, agency: Liman Sports, college: Pepperdine) had both a double-double and led YMCA LPR to an important win. In Lahti local YMCA upset Torpan Pojat (Helsinki) 91-79. Corey Rouse (203-F-84, college: E.Carolina) led YMCA Lahti with 26 pts and 15 rbs. ToPo's young Finnish men Michael Pounds (191-G-88) (14) and Antti Niskanen (189-G-86) (11) the leading scorers together with Corey Smith (195-G/F-83, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Vanderbilt) (12).
Kauhajoki - Pyrinto 95-96 (48-49) (Reggie Golson 31, Jeremiah Wood 19/11, Eldar Skamo 17 - Chris Hester 28, Damon Williams 19, Kenny Lowe 18).
Vilpas - YMCA Lappeenranta 69-74 (31-34) (Lawrence Hamm 23/12, Jahmar Thorpe 17, Boakai Lalugba 10/14 - Adam Hall 21/11, Robert Turner 17/10, Akeem Scott 17).
YMCA Lahti - Torpan Pojat 91-79 (43-37) (Corey Rouse 26/15, Ricky Hickman 25, Ray Nixon 13/10 - Michael Pounds 14, Corey Smith 12, Antti Niskanen 11).



Korisliiga Round: 41 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Karhu - Pyrinto 95-96
Pyrinto narrowly defeated Karhu on the road. Chris Hester (192-G/F-79, college: E.Washington) notched 28 points and 6 rebounds for the league leaders. Damon Williams added 19 points and 8 rebounds for Pyrinto. Reggie Golson was responsible for 31 points and 6 boards for Karhu.

Namika Lahti - ToPo 91-79
Namika Lahti prevailed against ToPo as Corey Rouse (203-F-84, college: E.Carolina) knocked down 26 points and grabbed 15 rebounds. Ricky Hickman added 25 points, 6 assists, 5 boards and 5 steals in the winning effort. Michael Pounds responded with 14 points for ToPo.

Kouvot - FoKoPo 89-71
Ross Neltner (206-F-85, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Vanderbilt) scored 20 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to lead Kouvot past FoKoPo. Antti Kanervo added 17 points in the 32nd win for Kouvot. Alex Barnett responded with 21 points and 7 rebounds for FoKoPo in defeat.

Kataja - Korihait 85-87
Josh Gonner (188-G-82, college: S.Carolina) and Jussi Kumpulainen scored two free throws late in regulation to propel Korihait to a tough road win over Kataja. Josh Gonner finished with 21 points for the winners. Arizona Reid added 18 points for Korihait. Sami Lehtoranta replied with game-high 26 points for Kataja.

Honka - KTP 96-92
Honka shot down KTP behind 18 points from Sasu Salin. Gerald Riley (198-F-81, college: Georgetown) delivered 16 points in the winning effort. Eric Washington responded with game-high 31 points for KTP as they suffered the 20th loss at the tournament.

Salon Vilpas - LrNMKY 69-74
LrNMKY earned the 23rd win in the season as they nipped Salon Vilpas on the road. Adam Hall (196-F/G-80, college: Virginia) scored 21 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead the visitors. Robert Turner added 17 points and 10 rebounds for LrNMKY. Lawrence Hamm accounted for 23 points and 12 rebounds for Salon Vilpas. Jahmar Thorpe netted 17 points and collected 7 rebounds in defeat.



1.DIVISION: Final Four Teams - by Rauno Hurmalainen
1.Division, semifinals, Game 1: Korikobrat (Lapua) crushed BC Nokia 87-68 (51-32) and Tarmo (Porvoo) defeated BC Jyvaskyla 66-60 (40-35) as the final four teams in division 1 started the semifinals on Friday. Rob Haynes (193-G-86, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management, college: Cal.St. Northridge) led Lapua with 28 pts and sharpshooter Kyle Swanston (201-F, college: JMU) added 23 pts. Timo Riihela (193-G-80) netted 23 pts for BC Nokia. Canadian Jeremy McCulloch (212-C-82, college: E.Washington) added 15 pts and grabbed 16 rbs. Tarmo (Porvoo) had a strong start (30-11 in 12 minutes), but BC Jyvaskyla came back to the game. Finally Tarmo won on FTline as Aubrey Conerly (183-G-83, college: Jacksonville) hit his all 8/8 FTs. Esa Maki-Tulokas (198-F-82, college: LIU Brooklyn) led Tarmo with 19 pts. Antti Siimes (197-F-82) knocked down 15 pts for BC JKL. Game 2 on Sunday, March 21. Three wins needed to make the finals.
Tarmo - BC Jyvaskyla 66-60 (40-35) (Esa Maki-Tulokas 19, Aubrey Conerly 17, Beau Muhlbach 14 - Antti Siimes 15, Reijo Ojanen 14, Niko Malinen 11).
Lapua - BC Nokia 87-68 (51-32) (Rob Haybes 28, Kyle Swanston 23, Ognjen Kuzmic 11/10 - Timo Riihela 23, Jeremy McCulloch 15/16).



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ProA, Round 23 review: Defeats for Le Mans and Cholet - by Eurobasket News
Poitiers - Cholet 76-71
Poitiers was too strong for Cholet handing them 7th loss of the season. Tommy Gunn (191-G-81, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Middle Tenn.St.) shined for the winners with 20 points. Rasheed Wright (196-F-80, college: ODU) and Kenny Younger (8 rebs) netted 18 and 16 points respectively. In defeat, Samuel Mejia delivered 13 pts. Poitiers 11-12, Cholet 16-7.

Gravelines - Vichy 72-61
Gravelines had Cyril Akpomedah (203-F-79) in a game mood with 17 points and 5 rebounds. J.K. Edwards (202-C/F-82, college: UNLV) secured a great help with 13 pts and 13 boards. In the loosing squad, David Melody delivered 12 pts. Gravelines 16-7, Vichy 11-12.

Strasbourg - Roanne 74-82
15-8 for Roanne and 7-16 for Strasbourg after this game. Ralph Mims (191-G-85, college: Florida St.) came up with 23 points in this victory. Uchenna Nsonwu (208-F/C-78, agency: Beo Basket, college: Wyoming) followed him with 16 pts and 12 boards. On the other side, Anthony Roberson delivered 16 pts for 15 minutes on the court.

Paris-Levallois - Rouen 92-88
Paris-Levallois escaped with tiny home win against the low ranked Rouen. Angel Daniel Vassallo (198-G/F-86, college: Virginia Tech) shined for the hosts with 29 points and 7 assists, while Lamont Hamilton (208-F-84, college: St.John's) added 26 pts and 10 rebounds. Eric Chatfield replied with 26 points in loss. Paris-Levallois 12-11, Rouen 6-17.

Nancy - Hyeres-Toulon 90-95
Valuable road win for Hyeres-Toulon, who got 20 points and 7 rebounds from Thomas Terrell (201-F/C-79, agency: ACMT, college: Georgia St.). Mouhamed Sene (213-C-86) (9 rebs) and Derrick Obasohan added 19 points each in this victory. Marcus Slaughter collected 22 points and 10 rebounds for the hosts. Toulon 12-11, Nancy 15-8.

Orleans - Dijon 77-61
Orleans had an easy job against the last ranked Dijon getting 21 points from Austin Nichols (198-G/F-82, college: Humboldt St.). Justin Doellman (206-F-85, college: Xavier) followed him with 14 points and 5 boards. In defeat, Alexis Tanghe netted 13 pts. Orleans 15-8, Dijon 5-18.

Le Mans - ASVEL 54-62
The reigning champion cruised past No.1 Le Mans on the road mostly owing to Ali Traore (207-C-85, college: S.Idaho JC), who scored 16 points and pulled down 10 rebounds. Benjamin Dewar (196-G/F-81, college: L.Superior) and Mindaugas Lukauskis netted 14 and 12 points respectively. The hosts got 13 points from Antoine Diot and Joao Paulo Batista (each). ASVEL 10-13, Le Mans 17-6.

Chalon - Le Havre 99-76
Chalon blasted Le Havre joining them with 8-15 score in ProA. Taj Gray (202-F/C-84, college: Oklahoma) and Blake Schilb (201-G-83, agency: ZAG Advocates, college: Loyola, IL) were on fire for the hosts with 25 and 22 points respectively. Gray grabbed 8 rebounds, while Schlib handed out 8 assists in this victory. Le Havre got 15 points and 13 rebounds from Joseph Jones.


Standings - ProA
ProA Standings
 1. Le Mans 17-6 
 2. Cholet 16-7 
 3. Gravelines 16-7 
 4. Orleans 15-8 
 5. Roanne 15-8 
 6. Nancy 15-8 
 7. Paris-Levall. 12-11 
 8. Hyeres-Toulon 12-11 
 9. Vichy 11-12 
 10. Poitiers 11-12 
 11. ASVEL 10-13 
 12. Le Havre 8-15 
 13. Chalon 8-15 
 14. Strasbourg 7-16 
 15. Rouen 6-17 
 16. Dijon 5-18 


Standings - ProB
ProB Standings
 1. Pau-Lacq-Ort. 22-4 
 2. Limoges 18-8 
 3. Maurienne 17-9 
 4. Bourg 17-9 
 5. Nanterre 16-10 
 6. Le Portel 16-10 
 7. Evreux 16-10 
 8. Lille 15-11 
 9. St.Vallier 12-14 
 10. Boulazac 12-14 
 11. Nantes 11-15 
 12. Antibes 10-16 
 13. Fos Ouest 10-16 
 14. Charleville 10-16 
 15. Quimper 8-18 
 16. Bordeaux 8-18 
 17. Clermont 8-18 
 18. Brest 8-18 


Stats Leaders - ProA
Points Per Game
 Derrick OBASOHAN
  Hyeres-Toulon
  (199-F-81)
  Avg: 20.7
 1. Obasohan, Hyeres-T.20.7 
 2. Spencer, Le Mans17.9 
 3. Vassallo, Paris-.17.4 
 4. Gray, Chalon17.0 
 5. Roberson, Stras.16.8 
 6. Chatfield, Rouen16.7 
 7. Banks, Orleans16.6 
 8. Terrell, Hyeres-T.15.3 
 9. Traore, AS.15.2 
 10. Greer, Nancy15.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mouhamed SENE
  Hyeres-Toulon
  (213-C-86)
  Avg: 12.2
 1. Sene, Hyeres-Toulon12.2 
 2. Issa, Vichy11.2 
 3. Nsonwu, Roanne8.7 
 4. Falker, Cholet8.5 
 5. Greer, Nancy8.3 
 6. Edwards, Grave.8.1 
 7. Terrell, Hyeres-T.7.3 
 8. Akpomedah, Grave.7.1 
 9. Slaughter, Nancy6.8 
 10. Krupalija, Dijon6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Kareem REID
  Vichy
  (178-G-75)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Reid, Vichy7.6 
 2. Everett, Chalon7.1 
 3. Rogers, Rouen6.9 
 4. Greer, Nancy6.3 
 5. Pierce, Hyeres-T.5.5 
 6. Sciarra, Orleans5.3 
 7. Neitzel, Chalon5.3 
 8. Tchicamboud, Nancy5.0 
 9. Heurtel, Strasbourg4.9 
 10. Woodside, Gravelines4.8 
Steals Per Game
 John LINEHAN
  Cholet
  (175-G-78)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Linehan, Cholet2.6 
 2. Rogers, Rouen2.3 
 3. Flowers, Vichy2.1 
 4. Greer, Nancy1.9 
 5. Everett, Chalon1.9 
 6. Issa, Vichy1.8 
 7. Melody, Vichy1.8 
 8. Miller, Le Havre1.7 
 9. Ball, Paris-Levallois1.7 
 10. Gomez, Poitiers1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Mouhamed SENE
  Hyeres-Toulon
  (213-C-86)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Sene, Hyeres-Toulon2.6 
 2. Issa, Vichy2.4 
 3. Akpomedah, Grave.1.7 
 4. Badiane, Poitiers1.7 
 5. Slaughter, Nancy1.7 
 6. Falker, Cholet1.4 
 7. Akingbala, Nancy1.3 
 8. Fazekas, Dijon1.3 
 9. Darden, Strasbourg1.1 
 10. Duport, Le Havre1.1 


Stats Leaders - ProB
Points Per Game
 Jason SIGGERS
  Lille
  (187-G-85)
  Avg: 18.3
 1. Siggers, Lille18.3 
 2. Davis, Charleville18.2 
 3. Dunn, Maurienne16.9 
 4. Mohammed, Limoges16.8 
 5. Gipson, Pau-Lacq.16.5 
 6. Ingram, Clermont16.4 
 7. McKenzie, St Va.16.3 
 8. Huertas, Fos Ouest16.1 
 9. Gay, Fos Ouest16.1 
 10. Coleman, Bourg16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Luc-Arthur VEBOBE
  Antibes
  (203-F-80)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Vebobe, Antibes10.5 
 2. Giles, Nantes9.7 
 3. Lovedale, Quimper8.3 
 4. Bing, Clermont8.3 
 5. McClark, Bourg8.0 
 6. McKenzie, St Va.7.9 
 7. Melicie, Brest7.5 
 8. Calasan, Charleville7.5 
 9. Mathis, Evreux7.4 
 10. Badiane, Nanterre7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Philippe DA SILVA
  Evreux
  (192-G-79)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Da Silva, Evreux8.1 
 2. Taylor, Le Portel6.7 
 3. Downey, Nantes6.6 
 4. Kerckhof, Antibes6.2 
 5. Mullins, Bourg6.0 
 6. McIntosh, St Va.5.8 
 7. Gipson, Pau-Lacq.5.8 
 8. Cisse, Fos Ouest5.2 
 9. Ingram, Clermont5.0 
 10. Craven, Boulazac4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Sami DRISS
  Bordeaux
  (196-G-82)
  Avg: 3
 1. Driss, Bordeaux3.0 
 2. Craven, Boulazac2.8 
 3. Riley, Nanterre2.8 
 4. Siggers, Lille2.2 
 5. Denave, St Vallier2.2 
 6. Mullins, Bourg2.2 
 7. Periac, Bordeaux2.2 
 8. Dunn, Maurienne2.2 
 9. McKenzie, St Va.2.1 
 10. Da Silva, Evreux2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Tarvis WILLIAMS
  Bordeaux
  (205-F/C-78)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Williams, Bordeaux1.9 
 2. Ford, Limoges1.8 
 3. Gay, Fos Ouest1.7 
 4. Badiane, Maurienne1.6 
 5. Owona, Bordeaux1.4 
 6. Badiane, Nanterre1.1 
 7. N''Diaye, Le Portel1.0 
 8. Gouez, Lille1.0 
 9. Taccoen, Lille0.9 
 10. Bauer, Pau-Lacq.0.9 


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D1 Standings
Superleague Standings
Places 1-6
 1. V.Osiguruvanje 23-2 
 2. Feni Indistrija 21-4 
 3. Torus 15-11 
 4. Rabotnicki 10-14 
 5. Ovce Pole 10-15 
 6. Pelister 8-17 
Places 7-9
 1. Plejmejker K. 8-13 
 2. MZT Skopje 7-14 
 3. Vardar 2000 5-17 


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  GERMANY   


Stats Leaders - 2.Bundesliga
Points Per Game
 Tyler KEPKAY
  ETB Wohnbau
  (183-G-87)
  Avg: 22.6
 1. Kepkay, ETB W.22.6 
 2. Holloway, Hannover22.1 
 3. Hodges, Heidelberg20.6 
 4. Roessler, Karlsruhe19.7 
 5. Jeka, Cuxhaven19.5 
 6. Burleson, Heidelberg19.3 
 7. Dorris, Cuxhaven18.7 
 8. Baxley, Braves17.8 
 9. Wachalski, Osnab.17.6 
 10. Brooks, Kirchheim17.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Alonzo HIRD
  Langen
  (206-F-83)
  Avg: 11.1
 1. Hird, Langen11.1 
 2. Smallwood, Braves9.8 
 3. Baker, Osnabrueck9.5 
 4. Richardson, Karls.9.0 
 5. Black, Karlsruhe8.9 
 6. Maras, B.Muenchen8.5 
 7. Rastatter, Chemn.8.1 
 8. Chones, ETB W.7.9 
 9. Ferguson, Noerdlin.7.6 
 10. Jackson-W., Jena7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Whit HOLCOMB-FAYE
  Braves
  (185-G-84)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Holcomb-Faye, Bra.8.5 
 2. Jeka, Cuxhaven5.8 
 3. Bynum, Crailsheim5.5 
 4. Watson, Noerdlin.5.2 
 5. Holloway, Hannover5.0 
 6. Burleson, Heidelberg4.8 
 7. Kepkay, ETB W.4.8 
 8. Harrelson, Osnab.4.5 
 9. Brooks, Kirchheim4.2 
 10. Sharda, Freiburg4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Cedric BROOKS
  Kirchheim
  (185-G-80)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Brooks, Kirchheim2.4 
 2. Holloway, Hannover2.4 
 3. Dorris, Cuxhaven2.3 
 4. Burleson, Heidelberg2.1 
 5. Hunter, Freiburg2.1 
 6. Zazai, Freiburg2.0 
 7. Scott, Kirchheim1.9 
 8. Johnson, Chemnitz1.8 
 9. Jeka, Cuxhaven1.8 
 10. Hodges, Heidelberg1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Anthony SLACK
  Hannover
  (202-F/C-84)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Slack, Hannover2.2 
 2. De Michael, Kirchheim1.8 
 3. Hill, Jena1.6 
 4. Schoo, Hannover1.5 
 5. Maras, B.Muenchen1.4 
 6. Fuller, Cuxhaven1.2 
 7. Shabazz, Jena1.0 
 8. Tarver, Braves1.0 
 9. Smallwood, Braves1.0 
 10. Seward, Bayreuth1.0 


Standings - 1. Bundesliga
1.Bundesliga Standings
 1. ALBA 21-7 
 2. EWE Baskets 19-6 
 3. Goettingen 19-7 
 4. Telekom B. 19-9 
 5. Dt.Bank SKY 18-10 
 6. Brose Baskets 17-10 
 7. Bremerhaven 16-11 
 8. NY Phantoms 15-12 
 9. EnBW L'burg 15-12 
 10. Art.Dragons 15-13 
 11. MBC 14-14 
 12. Walter Tigers 13-15 
 13. ratiopharm 10-17 
 14. TBB Trier 8-19 
 15. LTi 46ers 8-20 
 16. Phoenix Hagen 7-20 
 17. Duesseldorf 7-21 
 18. Pad.Baskets 5-23 


Standings - ProA
ProA Standings
 1. Bayreuth 20-4 
 2. Cuxhaven 19-6 
 3. Braves 17-7 
 4. Karlsruhe 16-9 
 5. Kirchheim 15-10 
 6. B.Muenchen 13-11 
 7. Chemnitz 12-12 
 8. Crailsheim 12-12 
 9. Hannover 11-13 
 10. Heidelberg 11-13 
 11. Osnabrueck 11-14 
 12. Jena 9-15 
 13. ETB Wohnbau 9-16 
 14. Freiburg 8-16 
 15. Langen 6-18 
 16. Noerdlingen 6-19 


Standings - Pro B
ProB Standings
 1. SOBA Dragons 22-3 
 2. Herten 19-6 
 3. Wuerzburg B. 18-7 
 4. Franken Hexer 17-8 
 5. Ehingen 16-8 
 6. Stahnsdorf 13-12 
 7. TSV Troester 13-12 
 8. Weissenhorn 12-13 
 9. Bayer Giants 11-13 
 10. SU Medien 10-14 
 11. Rist-Wedel 10-14 
 12. Vechta 10-15 
 13. Dt.Bank SKY II 9-15 
 14. Wolfenbuettel 9-16 
 15. L.Baeren 5-19 
 16. Speyer 3-22 


Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga
Points Per Game
 David TEAGUE
  LTi 46ers
  (196-G-83)
  Avg: 20.4
 1. Teague, LTi 46ers20.4 
 2. Buford, Bremerha.17.5 
 3. Copeland, TBB Trier16.0 
 4. Jenkins, ALBA15.5 
 5. Burns, ratiopharm15.1 
 6. Jeffers, LTi 46ers14.8 
 7. Reese, Dt.14.7 
 8. Suput, Brose B.14.6 
 9. Allen, Dt.14.4 
 10. Travis, Walter Tigers14.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jeff GIBBS
  Bremerhaven
  (188-F-80)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Gibbs, Bremerhaven9.3 
 2. Ensminger, Telek.8.6 
 3. Kale, Phoenix Hagen7.5 
 4. Johnson, LTi 46ers7.4 
 5. Doliboa, Dt.6.9 
 6. Boone, Goettingen6.7 
 7. Burns, ratiopharm6.6 
 8. Oliver, Goettingen6.3 
 9. Archibong, Duesseld.6.3 
 10. Travis, Walter Tigers6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Louis CAMPBELL
  Bremerhaven
  (190-G-79)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Campbell, Bremerha.6.3 
 2. Ratkovica, Walter T.5.7 
 3. Hamilton, NY Phant.5.6 
 4. Jordan, Telekom B.5.2 
 5. Jordan, Phoenix .5.2 
 6. Reese, Dt.4.8 
 7. Schaffartzik, NY Pha.3.8 
 8. Gamqrelidze, MBC3.8 
 9. Williams, LTi 46ers3.7 
 10. Wright, ALBA3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Roderick TRICE
  ratiopharm
  (191-F-84)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Trice, ratiopharm2.4 
 2. Jenkins, Walter T.1.8 
 3. Hamilton, NY Phant.1.8 
 4. Teague, LTi 46ers1.5 
 5. Martin, Bremerha.1.5 
 6. Foster, EWE B.1.5 
 7. Anderson, Goett.1.5 
 8. Bernard, MBC1.5 
 9. Burns, ratiopharm1.4 
 10. Ratkovica, Walter T.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Tibor PLEISS
  Brose Baskets
  (214-F/C-89)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Pleiss, Brose B.1.6 
 2. Turek, Phoenix .1.5 
 3. Boumtje, EWE B.1.5 
 4. Ohlbrecht, Telek.1.3 
 5. Ovcina, LTi 46ers1.2 
 6. Lyde, Bremerhaven1.0 
 7. Bryant, ratiopharm1.0 
 8. Chaney, EnBW L.0.9 
 9. Visser, EnBW L.0.9 
 10. Flomo, Telekom B.0.9 


BEKO Bundesliga Game Day 28 Saturday March 20th, 2010 - by Michael Taylor
Beko Basketball Bundesliga Game Day 28 tipped off Saturday March 20th with a convincing Gottingen home win live on DSF TV, a hardfought Frankfurt road win in Berlin, EnBW Ludwigsburg and Artland picking up an important victories in their playoff push, Walter Tigers Tubingen staying within striking distance with a road win in Paderborn and Phoenix Hagen earning a critical road victory over Dusseldorf in the emotional 'Abstiegskampf'.

Saturday March 20th, 2010
BG Gottingen 89 MBC 63
Gottingen exploded for a 35pt 2Q in beating MBC 89-63 Saturday afternoon at Lokhalle in Gottingen live on DSF TV. Ben Jacobsen drilled 4 of 9 threes to lead Gottingen with 24pt while Taylor Rochestie added 15pt and John Little 13pt in the win. Anatoly Kashirov topscored for MBC with 14pt and Oskar Fassler added 11 hitting 3 of 3 threes in the loss. As a team, the Violets shot 45% from the floor making 13 of 34 threes (38%) and 24 of 29 FT (82%) while outrebounding MBC 33-30 and forcing 19 MBC turnovers. MBC hit 39% of their shots including 7 of 21 threes (33%) and 18 of 25 FT (72%) in the loss. Head coach John Patrick and his Gottingen team improved to 19-7 while MBC evened at 14-14.

Deutsche Bank Skyliners 76 ALBA Berlin 70
Derrick Allen scored 18pt leading five Frankfurt players in double digits as Deutsche Bank Skyliners picked up a tough 76-70 road win over ALBA Berlin Saturday night at O2 World Arena in Berlin. Along with Allen's 18, Dragan Labovic had 14pt, Pascal Roller 12pt 6ast, Quantez Robertson 11pt and Grayson Moyer 10pt for Frankfurt. Even at 18 after 1Q, Frankfurt powered their way to a 37-29 halftime lead. ALBA fought back cutting the margin to 55-51 after three but the Skyliners held on in the 4th to earn the hardfought road win. Julius Jenkins paced the Berlin attack with 19pt on 4 of 9 three point shooting while Derrick Byars hit 3 of 7 threes to add 12 and Blagota Sekulic contributed 11pt in the loss. As a team, Frankfurt shot 51% making 6 of 14 threes (42%) and 18 of 21 FT (85%) while Berlin hit 44% from the floor including 12 of 35 threes (34%) and only 6 of 10 FT. Frankfurt outrebounded ALBA 34-26. With the win, Head coach Murat Didin and his Skyliner team upped their record to 18-10 while ALBA Berlin slipped to 21-7 which remains the Bundesliga's best.

Walter Tigers Tubingen 82 Paderborn Baskets 73
Romeo Travis scored 19pts leading Walter Tigers Tubingen to an 82-73 road win over Paderborn Baskets Saturday night at Sportszentrum Maspernplatz in Paderborn. Branislav Ratkovica finished with 16pt 6ast, Steven Wright 13pt against his former team and Alexsander Nadjfeji 11pt for Tubingen in the win. Paderborn led 21-18 after 1Q but the Tigers took a 39-37 lead into half. Tubingen edged ahead leading 57-52 after three before sealing the road win in the fourth. Kevin Langford led Paderborn with 21pt 10reb and Sefton Barrettadded 20pt 9reb in the loss. Tubingen shot 52% from the floor making 5 of 18 threes (27%) and 21 of 29 FT (72%) in the win while Paderborn hit 41% with 4 of 19 threes (21%) and 13 of 19 FT (68%). Head coach Igor Perovic and his Tigers up their record to 13-15 while Paderborn dropped to 5-23.

EnBW Ludwigsburg 86 Telekom Baskets Bonn 72
Michael Haynes and Quadre Lollis scored 16pt apiece in leading EnBW Ludwigsburg to a quality 86-72 home win over Telekom Baskets Bonn Saturday night at Ludwigsburg Arena. Haynes hit 4 of 6 threes while Lollis buried 3 of 4 as Ludwigsburg made 12 of 24 for the game. Kyle Visser chipped in 15pt 5reb and Richard Chaney added 12pt 8reb in the win. Ludwigsburg used a 22-8 2Q to claim a 36-26 halftime lead. Bonn responded with a strong 3rd trimming the deficit to 61-58 before Ludwigsburg finished the game strong to take the 86-72 home win. Chris Ensminger led Bonn with 19pt 8reb and Ronald Dupree added 16pt 6reb in the loss. As a team, Ludwigsburg shot 54% from the floor including 50% from three and 14 of 18 FT (77%). Bonn made 43% of their shots but only 2 of 13 threes (15%) and 12 of 16 FT (75%). Bonn outrebounded Ludwigsburg 36-29. Head coach Tolga Ongoran and his Ludwigsburg team improve to 15-12 while Bonn drops to 19-9.

Phoenix Hagen 70 Dusseldorf Giants 68
Hagen jumped out to an early 19-14 lead after 1Q and held a 40-33 advantage at half. Dusseldorf responded with an 18-11 3Q to even the score at 51 heading into the 4th. Chase Griffin buried two clutch threes in the closing minutes and a last possession from the Giants came up empty resulting in the 70-68 Hagen win. Michael Jordan drilled a perfect 5 of 5 threes to topscore with 21 points for Hagen as the Phoenix sank 10 of 20 threes for the game. Chase Griffin added 11 points and Jonathan Kale chipped in 10pt 7reb in the win. TJ Carter led the Giants with 20pt while Brant Bailey added 11pt and Jonathan Cox finished with 9pt 10reb in the loss. As a team, Hagen hit 45% of their shots and made 16 of 26 FT (61%) while Dusseldorf shot 43% from the floor including 8 of 20 from three (40%) and 14 of 16 from the foul line (87%). Hagen outrebounded Dusseldorf 32-30 in the win. Hagen is now 7-20 on the season but holds a tie-breaker over Dusseldorf after sweeping the two games this season against the Giants. The Hagen win snaps a 10 game losing streak. Dropping their 7th consecutive game, Dusseldorf is now 7-21.

Artland Dragons 102 LTi Giessen 46ers 80
Darren Fenn topscored with 22pt 6reb, Toby Bailey added 18pt 4reb 8ast, Charles Lee sank 4 of 4 threes for 16pt, Darius Hall finished with 15pt and Hollis Price totaled 9pt 8reb 9ast in Artland's 102-80 home win over LTi Giessen 46ers Saturday night at Artland Arena in Quakenbruck. Artland started strong opening with a 26-14 lead after 1Q and holding a 50-41 advantage at half. The Dragons built on their lead in the second half and earned the 102-80 home win. As a team, the Dragons shot 58% from the floor including 11 of 19 threes and 21 of 30 FT (70%) while Giessen sank 49% making 13 of 29 threes (44%) and 13 of 23 FT (56%) in the game. Head coach Thorsten Leibenath and his Dragons upped their record to 15-13 while Giessen fell to 8-20.

Sunday March 21st, 2010
ratiopharm Ulm @ NewYorker Phantoms Braunschweig 5pm tip

Ewe Baskets Oldenburg @ TBB Trier 5pm tip
brose baskets Bamberg @ Eisbaren Bremerhaven 5pm tip



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Stats Leaders - A1
Points Per Game
 Zoran ERCEG
  Panionios
  (210-C/F-85)
  Avg: 16.2
 1. Erceg, Panionios16.2 
 2. Childress, Olympiakos16.2 
 3. Arnold, Perister.16.0 
 4. Kaimakoglou, Marou.15.4 
 5. Green, AEK15.3 
 6. Kleiza, Olympiakos15.2 
 7. Gregory, PAOK14.7 
 8. Harris, VAP K.14.4 
 9. Massie, Olimpia L.14.4 
 10. Monroe, PAOK14.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Christophe MASSIE
  Olimpia L.
  (206-F-77)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Massie, Olimpia L.10.7 
 2. Francis, AEK7.9 
 3. Bryant, Panionios7.6 
 4. Papadopoulos, PAOK7.4 
 5. Carter, Ilysiakos7.2 
 6. Arnold, Perister.7.0 
 7. Homan, Marousi BC6.4 
 8. Bourousis, Olympiakos6.2 
 9. Vougioukas, Panellin.6.0 
 10. Dozier, VAP K.6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Dimitris DIAMANTIDIS
  Panathinaikos
  (196-G-80)
  Avg: 4.9
 1. Diamantidis, Panath.4.9 
 2. Teodosic, Olympiakos4.5 
 3. Karidas, Ilysiakos4.5 
 4. Lukas, Marousi BC4.3 
 5. Dickel, Trikalla4.3 
 6. Spanoulis, Panath.3.8 
 7. Vasiljevic, VAP K.3.8 
 8. Green, AEK3.7 
 9. Papaloukas, Olymp.3.6 
 10. Hammonds, Perister.3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Vonteego CUMMINGS
  Ilysiakos
  (192-G-76)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Cummings, Ilysiakos1.9 
 2. Collins, Kavala/P.1.8 
 3. Lukas, Marousi BC1.7 
 4. Nikolaidis, AEK1.7 
 5. Katsares, Trikalla1.6 
 6. Diamantidis, Panath.1.6 
 7. Green, Olimpia L.1.6 
 8. Hammonds, Perister.1.6 
 9. Miles, Aris1.5 
 10. Green, AEK1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Ian VOUGIOUKAS
  Panellinios
  (212-C/F-85)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Vougioukas, Panellin.1.7 
 2. Harissis, VAP K.1.2 
 3. Homan, Marousi BC1.1 
 4. Mavroidis, Marou.1.0 
 5. Benton, Ilysiakos1.0 
 6. Fotsis, Panathinaikos0.8 
 7. Bourousis, Olympiakos0.8 
 8. Monds, VAP K.0.7 
 9. Arnold, Perister.0.7 
 10. Green, Olimpia L.0.7 


Stats Leaders - A2
Points Per Game
 Nikos LIAKOPOULOS
  Perama
  (201-F-76)
  Avg: 20.9
 1. Liakopoulos, Per.20.9 
 2. Gagaloudis, Olimpi.18.4 
 3. Totsios, Ikaroi S.18.0 
 4. Michalos, Near E.17.6 
 5. Kakiouzis, Pagrati16.9 
 6. Tsoutsos, Dafni16.3 
 7. Anagnostopou., Xan.16.0 
 8. Kaklamanos, Pagra.15.6 
 9. Christou, Xanthi15.5 
 10. Mantic, Ermis L.15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Damir LATOVIC
  AGOR
  (204-C-80)
  Avg: 11
 1. Latovic, AGOR11.0 
 2. Amato, Perama10.8 
 3. Kakiouzis, Pagrati8.4 
 4. Koutroulias, Near E.7.0 
 5. Dimitriadis, Ermis L.6.8 
 6. Cartelo, KAOD6.8 
 7. Vagenas, OFI6.8 
 8. Zondervan, Egaleo6.6 
 9. Harismidis, Pagrati6.3 
 10. Anagnostopou., Xan.6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Nikos LIAKOPOULOS
  Perama
  (201-F-76)
  Avg: 6
 1. Liakopoulos, Per.6.0 
 2. Gagaloudis, Olimpi.5.4 
 3. Zoupas, Amyntas5.3 
 4. Vassilopoulo., Dafni5.0 
 5. Moscovitis, Pagrati4.3 
 6. Kaklamanos, Pagra.4.0 
 7. Michalos, Near E.4.0 
 8. Kiriakopoulo., KAOD3.7 
 9. Maslarinos, Xanthi3.4 
 10. Teodosic, Egaleo3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Yannis GAGALOUDIS
  Olimpiada P.
  (191-G-78)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Gagaloudis, Olimpi.1.9 
 2. Castle, Iraklis1.5 
 3. Petrovic-S., Iraklis1.5 
 4. Sourlis, Arkadikos1.4 
 5. Liakopoulos, Per.1.4 
 6. Lianos, Dafni1.3 
 7. Karapostolou, Iraklis1.3 
 8. Sizopoulos, Arkadikos1.3 
 9. Magounis, AGOR1.2 
 10. Dorkofikis, Amynt.1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Vassilis VAGENAS
  OFI
  (202-F-80)
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Vagenas, OFI1.1 
 2. Giovanivic, Arkadikos0.9 
 3. Souflias, OFI0.8 
 4. Vagenas, OFI0.8 
 5. Harismidis, Pagrati0.8 
 6. Amato, Perama0.7 
 7. Despos, Iraklis0.7 
 8. Koutroulias, Near E.0.7 
 9. Psathas, AGOR0.7 
 10. Anagnostopou., Xan.0.6 


Standings - A2
A2 Standings
 1. Ikaros Esperos 18-4 
 2. Iraklis 17-5 
 3. Pagrati 15-7 
 4. Olimpiada P. 14-8 
 5. KAOD 13-9 
 6. Arkadikos 13-9 
 7. Xanthi 11-11 
 8. AGOR 11-11 
 9. Dafni 10-12 
 10. Perama 9-13 
 11. Amyntas 9-13 
 12. Near East 9-13 
 13. Ikaroi Serron 9-13 
 14. Ermis Lagk. 7-15 
 15. OFI 6-16 
 16. Egaleo 5-17 


Standings - A1
A1 Standings
 1. Panathinaikos 20-1 
 2. Olympiakos 18-3 
 3. Marousi BC 15-6 
 4. Panellinios 14-7 
 5. VAP Kolossos 12-9 
 6. Peristeri GS 11-10 
 7. Aris 10-11 
 8. PAOK 10-11 
 9. Panionios 9-12 
 10. AEK 8-13 
 11. Trikalla 6-15 
 12. Kavala/Panor. 6-15 
 13. Olimpia L. 4-17 
 14. Ilysiakos 4-17 


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Standings - Eredivisie
Eredivisie Standings
 1. GasTerra F. 27-3 
 2. Giants 22-8 
 3. Eiff.Towers 21-8 
 4. ZZ Leiden 19-12 
 5. M.Magix 19-13 
 6. DeFriesland 17-15 
 7. EclipseJet 12-19 
 8. Upstairs Weert 10-21 
 9. Landstede 5-27 
 10. Rotterdam 3-29 


Stats Leaders - Eredivisie
Points Per Game
 Danny GIBSON
  ZZ Leiden
  (180-G-84)
  Avg: 18.9
 1. Gibson, ZZ Leiden18.9 
 2. Palmer, Upstairs.17.9 
 3. Boxley, ZZ Leiden17.5 
 4. Thomas, M.Magix16.7 
 5. Monroe, DeFriesl.16.6 
 6. Haryasz, GasTerra.16.1 
 7. Sanders, EclipseJet15.8 
 8. Hendley, Landstede15.8 
 9. McGhee, ZZ Leiden15.0 
 10. LeMelle, ZZ Leiden14.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Patrick HILLIMAN
  Rotterdam
  (206-F/C-82)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Hilliman, Rotterdam10.2 
 2. Palmer, Upstairs.9.1 
 3. Haryasz, GasTerra.8.9 
 4. Ellis, GasTerra F.8.5 
 5. McGhee, ZZ Leiden8.3 
 6. Monroe, DeFriesl.8.0 
 7. Beasley, Eiff.Tow.7.7 
 8. Gordon, Landstede7.7 
 9. Griffin, Giants7.6 
 10. Boxley, ZZ Leiden7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Torey THOMAS
  M.Magix
  (180-G-85)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Thomas, M.Magix7.1 
 2. Oliver, Eiff.Towers5.5 
 3. Porter, Upstairs.4.8 
 4. Defares, Giants4.3 
 5. Bostain, GasTerra.4.2 
 6. Bauscher, GasTerra.4.1 
 7. Gibson, ZZ Leiden4.1 
 8. Moore, DeFriesland4.1 
 9. Slagter, Giants4.0 
 10. Blackwood, DeFriesl.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Torey THOMAS
  M.Magix
  (180-G-85)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Thomas, M.Magix3.1 
 2. Bauscher, GasTerra.2.7 
 3. Rodgers, EclipseJet2.6 
 4. Dourisseau, GasTerra.2.5 
 5. de Randamie, Eclip.2.4 
 6. Mason, EclipseJet2.4 
 7. Kimbrough, Giants2.3 
 8. Flowers, M.Magix2.3 
 9. Bostain, GasTerra.2.3 
 10. Oliver, Eiff.Towers2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 James HUGHES
  M.Magix
  (211-C-83)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Hughes, M.Magix1.8 
 2. Hilliman, Rotterdam1.6 
 3. Boxley, ZZ Leiden1.4 
 4. Haryasz, GasTerra.1.3 
 5. Slor, ZZ Leiden1.3 
 6. Sanders, EclipseJet1.0 
 7. Porter, Upstairs.0.9 
 8. Kuijper, ZZ Leiden0.8 
 9. Williams, Landstede0.7 
 10. Richardson, Eiff.Tow.0.7 


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Standings - A Division
A Division Standings
 1. ZTE KK 22-1 
 2. Szolnok 17-6 
 3. Kormend 17-7 
 4. Atomeromu 16-7 
 5. Albacomp 14-8 
 6. Falco 14-10 
 7. Soproni 12-12 
 8. Kaposvari 11-12 
 9. Kecskemeti 11-12 
 10. Marso-Vagep 9-14 
 11. Dombovar 9-14 
 12. PVSK Pannon 8-15 
 13. Salgotarjani 3-20 
 14. Debreceni 1-26 


A Division Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Jonathan JONES
  Dongbu Promy
  (211-C-79)
  Avg: 24.6
 1. Jones, Dombovar24.6 
 2. Frazier, Falco23.5 
 3. Doyne, Marso-Vagep21.9 
 4. Horvath, Falco21.3 
 5. Farmer, Debreceni21.0 
 6. Watson, ZTE K.20.4 
 7. Rice, Szolnok19.2 
 8. Brooks, Soproni19.1 
 9. Walker, Dombovar18.4 
 10. Sitku, Marso-Vagep18.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ousmanne BARRO
  Szolnok
  (208-F-84)
  Avg: 11.4
 1. Barro, Szolnok11.4 
 2. Jones, Dombovar11.1 
 3. Horvath, Falco10.4 
 4. Davis, Salgotarjani9.5 
 5. Scott, Kormend8.4 
 6. Knight, Soproni8.1 
 7. Wilson, ZTE K.7.4 
 8. David Vay, PVSK P.7.3 
 9. Banks, Albacomp6.8 
 10. Nuhanovic, Debre.6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Laszlo KALMAN
  Falco
  (186-G-72)
  Avg: 8.2
 1. Kalman, Falco8.2 
 2. Simon, Albacomp7.0 
 3. Kelley, Szolnok6.3 
 4. Hinnant, ZTE K.6.0 
 5. Savic, Debreceni5.9 
 6. Thomas, Kormend4.9 
 7. English, Atomeromu4.9 
 8. LaGrange, Dombovar4.7 
 9. Dejon, Kaposvari4.7 
 10. Fodor, Szolnok4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Winsome FRAZIER
  Falco
  (193-G/F-82)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Frazier, Falco3.7 
 2. Sirutaviaciu., Salgot.3.5 
 3. Lee, Albacomp3.1 
 4. Dejon, Kaposvari2.9 
 5. Wittmann, Kecsk.2.7 
 6. Clark, Atomeromu2.6 
 7. English, Atomeromu2.6 
 8. Ames, PVSK P.2.4 
 9. Savic, Debreceni2.4 
 10. Toya, Albacomp2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 DuJuan WILEY
  Marso-Vagep
  (206-C-75)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Wiley, Marso-Vagep1.6 
 2. Hendlein, Kaposvari1.5 
 3. Clark, Atomeromu1.4 
 4. Barro, Szolnok1.3 
 5. Nuhanovic, Debre.1.1 
 6. David Vay, PVSK P.1.1 
 7. Walker, Dombovar1.1 
 8. Horvath, Falco1.0 
 9. Scott, Kormend1.0 
 10. Sitku, Marso-Vagep0.9 


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IBL Battle Creek Knights name three more players to 2010 roster - by Trask Frost
The Battle Creek Knights, a sixth year minor league basketball team playing in the International Basketball League, name three more players to their 2010 season roster-

Charles Ward- is a 6' 7' small forward/shooting guard, who played his college ball at Saint Augustines College (2002) where in his senior year- he averaged 19.9 points per game and 9.9 rebounds per game (ranked 3rd in nation in offensive rebounding that year) while shooting 68.8% from the field (ranked 2nd in the nation with field goal %). After college, Charles went on to various NBA summer camps (Wizards) and rookie camps (Jazz) and also went on to various overseas basketball jobs (Iceland, Dominican Republic) and then back to more NBA camps (Memphis, Atlanta, Cleveland) and more minor league and overseas basketball jobs. Recently, Charles played in 2007/2008 for the Wilmington Sea Dawgs averaging 19.9 points per game, 9 rebounds per game and 3 blocked shots. Charles is considered a great- on the ball defender- able to defend point guards, but big enough to defend post players as well.


Gerald Carter- is a 6' 4 and 1/2' comb guard who recently played at Southern New Hampshire University (2007- 2009) with averages of 10.8 points per game, 5.7 rebounds per game, 3 assists per game and 1.9 steals per game. Currently Carter is playing in the EBA (a minor basketball league in the East) and averaging 28.5 points per game, 6.5 rebounds, 4 assists and 1.7 steals per game.


Brian Kortovich- is a 6' 2' scoring point. Kortovich was a scoring machine at Cuyahoga Community College averaging nearly 20 points per game over 2 years; Kortovich then played as a scholarship player at Manhattan College (Division 1) and went on to finish his schooling at Urbana with a degree in Business Administration. Kortovich has played professionally in Israel, France, Kuwait and Italy. Kortovich is a New York City pro-am league regular but as well, Kortovich is a Rucker Park star with the nickname Smokin Aces.



The Battle Creek Knights will name players seven through nine in the coming days.


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IBL's Battle Creek Knights name players 7 and 8- and look to Florida next week - by Trask Frost
Joseph Young is a 6' 2' point guard native to Battle Creek Michigan. This hometown point guard played in and started in 32 games at Kellogg Community College averaging 23.3 points per game before moving up to play at the University of Central Missouri. At UCM in 2007/2008, Young played in 25 games and started in all 25 games, averaging 15.1 points per game. The following year at UCM (2008/2009), Young averaged 15.4 points per game; more importantly, UCM team had 48 wins to 15 losses over those two years.

William 'Rece' Hampton is a 6' 5' combo guard, who played his college basketball at Adams State College- where in the 2007/2008 season- he led his team in scoring (15.6 points per game), rebounds (8.0 rebounds per game), blocked shots (2.2 blocks per game), steals (2.0 steals per game), and shooting percentage (65.1%). In a game against the University of Arizona in 2007, Hampton scored 23 points against an Arizonaa team featuring, now- three NBA players- Jerryd Bayless, Chase Budinger and Jordan Hill.

Battle Creek Knights Head Coach Terrance Dickens looks to Florida for another few players. Dickens will be administering IBL tryouts in Orlando Florida this Thursday March 25th at 6pm; then Dickens will be in Tallahassee Florida on Saturday March 26th running another IBL tryout. For information on the tryouts, call (ph) 503-805-3311.

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Stats Leaders - Lega2
Points Per Game
 K.C. RIVERS
  Benetton TV
  (196-G/F-87)
  Avg: 24.5
 1. Rivers, A.B. Latina24.5 
 2. Whiting, Aget IM22.3 
 3. Forte, Edimes PV21.8 
 4. Goss, Scafati .21.5 
 5. Kemp, Banco Sard.20.1 
 6. Adams, Fileni Jesi19.3 
 7. Slay, Carmatic PT19.3 
 8. Thomas, Enel Brindisi18.8 
 9. Crispin, Enel B.18.8 
 10. Rowe, Banco Sard.18.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ndudi EBI
  Riviera Solare
  (206-F-84)
  Avg: 14
 1. Ebi, Riviera Solare14.0 
 2. Boykin, Edimes PV10.8 
 3. Waleskowski, Fileni J.10.1 
 4. Ezugwu, Aget IM8.8 
 5. Chiacig, Scafati .8.6 
 6. Hines, Prima Veroli8.3 
 7. Thomas, Enel Brindisi8.1 
 8. George, Fastweb CM7.6 
 9. Brkic, Snaidero UD7.6 
 10. Missere, A.B. L.7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Marcus HATTEN
  UCC Casalpus.
  (186-G-80)
  Avg: 4.9
 1. Hatten, UCC C.4.9 
 2. Levin, Fastweb CM4.6 
 3. Rowe, Banco Sard.4.6 
 4. Brown, Snaidero UD4.0 
 5. Nissim, Prima Veroli4.0 
 6. Forte, Edimes PV3.8 
 7. Young, Edimes PV3.4 
 8. Scarone, Riviera .3.2 
 9. Bertolazzi, Miro R.3.2 
 10. Crispin, Enel B.3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Joseph FORTE
  Edimes PV
  (193-G-81)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Forte, Edimes PV3.5 
 2. Hines, Prima Veroli3.5 
 3. Goss, Scafati .3.4 
 4. Hatten, UCC C.3.3 
 5. Ebi, Riviera Solare3.3 
 6. Young, Edimes PV2.9 
 7. Boyette, Miro R.2.8 
 8. Draper, Prima Veroli2.8 
 9. Rowe, Banco Sard.2.7 
 10. DeVecchi, Banco S.2.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Chris PEARSON
  Miro Radici VI
  (207-C-79)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Pearson, Miro R.2.1 
 2. Ostler, UCC C.2.1 
 3. Ebi, Riviera Solare1.8 
 4. Di Giuliomar., Umana R.1.7 
 5. Hines, Prima Veroli1.3 
 6. Boykin, Fileni Jesi1.0 
 7. Hubalek, Banco S.1.0 
 8. Boykin, Edimes PV1.0 
 9. Bryan, Enel Brindisi1.0 
 10. Melli, Trenkwalder1.0 


Standings - Lega 2
Lega2 Standings
 1. Banco Sard. 17-6 
 2. Trenkwalder 16-7 
 3. Enel Brindisi 16-7 
 4. Prima Veroli 15-9 
 5. Fastweb CM 14-9 
 6. Miro Radici VI 13-10 
 7. Snaidero UD 12-11 
 8. Carmatic PT 12-11 
 9. Aget IM 11-12 
 10. UCC Casalpus. 10-13 
 11. Basket Crabs 10-13 
 12. Fileni Jesi 9-15 
 13. Harem SC 9-15 
 14. Umana Reyer 8-15 
 15. Edimes PV 8-16 
 16. A.B. Latina 6-17 


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FIBA Africa name Cte dIvoire as host of 2011 Afrobasket for Men - by Olusegun Ikuesan
Cte dIvoire has been officially named as host the 26th edition of 2011 FIBA Africa Nations Championship for men (Afrobasket 2001).

The decision was taken during the extraordinary meeting of the Executive Committee of Africa basketball ruling body, FIBA Africa held March 17 2010 in Abidjan, Cte dIvoire.

Three countries included Cte dIvoire, Madagascar and Nigeria applied to host the Afrobasket 2011 and the decision to handle the hosting right to Cote dIvoire was reached after the Executive Committee of the highest decision body of the slamming and dunking game in Africa fourth meeting where the committee went through the bidding files of each of the three countries.

With the award of the 2011 edition of the biggest basketball showpiece in Africa to Cte dIvoire it bring to two the number of times the FIBA Africa Zone-III nation will be playing host to the gathering of Africa stars after staging the 13th edition in 1985.

A deadline has been fixed for the end of June 2010 for the 2009 runner-up to start the building works of it new playing arena and the launching of the activities relating to the event or it will forfeit the right to stage the Championship to Madagascar who staged the 2009 edition of the Women Championship won by Senegal.








FIBA Africa



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JBL Round: 39 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Toyota - Aishin 79-86
Aishin needed 31-18 in the last period to beat Toyota 86:79. J.R. Sakuragi (206-C-76, college: UCLA) top-scored for the winners with 26 points, Kashiwagi Shinsuke posted 22 and Takeuchi Kosuke collected 12 points and 21 boards. Brown Clif responded with 19 points for the home side.

Panasonic - Hitachi S. 90-72
Panasonic overcame Hitachi 90:72 as Hiroyuki Kinoshita (178-G-80) poured in 25 points and Hirose Kenta delivered 21. Rice Lamar finished the night with 21 points in the losing effort.

Mitsubishi - Tochigi Brex 82-96
Mitsubishi lost to Tochigi Brex 82:96 as the latter got 21 points and 16 caroms from Scott Merritt (208-C-82, college: Marquette). Tabuse Yuta netted 16 and Kawamura Takuya notched 14. 23 Dawson Eric responded with 21 points and 11 rebounds in defeat.

Toshiba - Hokkaido 87-81
Toshiba rolled over Hokkaido 87:81 at the start of the Regular Season Round 39. Yoshifumi Kuwahara (200-F/C-80) stepped up wih 18 points and Newton Tyler followed him with 17. Orimo Takehiko ended up with 17 points in the losing effort.



Standings - JBL
JBL Standings
 1. Aishin 29-10 
 2. Tochigi Brex 24-15 
 3. Hitachi S. 23-16 
 4. Panasonic 23-16 
 5. Toyota 20-19 
 6. Toshiba 19-20 
 7. Hokkaido 11-28 
 8. Mitsubishi 7-32 


Standings - BJ League
BJ Standings
Eastern
 1. Hamamatsu P. 30-8 
 2. Sendai 89ers 24-12 
 3. Niigata Albirex 18-20 
 4. Toyama Grouses 14-22 
 5. Tokyo Apache 14-24 
 6. Saitama Bron. 13-25 
Western
 1. Okinawa GK 26-14 
 2. Fukuoka Rizing 23-15 
 3. Shiga Lakestars 21-19 
 4. Osaka Evessa 20-16 
 5. Oita H.Devils 18-22 
 6. Kyoto Hannaryz 14-22 
 7. Takamatsu FA 11-27 


Stats Leaders - JBL Superleague
Points Per Game
 Takuya KAWAMURA
  Tochigi Brex
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 20.7
 1. Kawamura, Tochigi .20.7 
 2. Sakuragi, Aishin17.2 
 3. Kinoshita, Panasonic16.8 
 4. Brown, Toyota16.1 
 5. Takeuchi, Aishin15.9 
 6. Takeuchi, Hitachi S.15.3 
 7. Hale, Mitsubishi15.3 
 8. O''Bannon, Toyota15.2 
 9. Okosa, Tochigi Brex14.6 
 10. Orimo, Hokkaido14.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Joji TAKEUCHI
  Hitachi S.
  (206-C-85)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Takeuchi, Hitachi S.11.2 
 2. Takeuchi, Aishin11.2 
 3. Dawson, Mitsubishi9.5 
 4. Violette, Toshiba9.0 
 5. Maraker, Hokkaido8.6 
 6. Merritt, Tochigi Brex8.1 
 7. Aono, Panasonic8.1 
 8. Okosa, Tochigi Brex7.9 
 9. Hale, Mitsubishi7.6 
 10. Sakuragi, Aishin7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Hiroyuki KINOSHITA
  Panasonic
  (178-G-80)
  Avg: 4.1
 1. Kinoshita, Panasonic4.1 
 2. Kashiwagi, Aishin3.9 
 3. Sakurai, Hokkaido3.8 
 4. Tabuse, Tochigi .3.5 
 5. Sakuragi, Aishin3.4 
 6. Sato, Hitachi S.3.3 
 7. Takeuchi, Hitachi S.3.1 
 8. Igarashi, Toyota3.1 
 9. Kashiwakura, Mitsu.2.9 
 10. Yamada, Hokkaido2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Toshihiro SATO
  Hitachi S.
  (176-G-80)
  Avg: 3
 1. Sato, Hitachi S.3.0 
 2. Kashiwagi, Aishin2.0 
 3. Tabuse, Tochigi .2.0 
 4. Dawson, Mitsubishi1.7 
 5. Kinoshita, Panasonic1.4 
 6. Tanaka, Tochigi .1.4 
 7. Kawamura, Tochigi .1.3 
 8. Igarashi, Toyota1.3 
 9. Hale, Mitsubishi1.3 
 10. Honeycutt, Panas.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Kosuke TAKEUCHI
  Aishin
  (205-C/F-85)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Takeuchi, Aishin1.9 
 2. Takeuchi, Hitachi S.1.4 
 3. Dawson, Mitsubishi1.3 
 4. Maraker, Hokkaido1.0 
 5. Gross, Aishin0.9 
 6. Honeycutt, Panas.0.9 
 7. Merritt, Tochigi Brex0.8 
 8. Arao, Toyota0.6 
 9. Aono, Panasonic0.6 
 10. Newton, Toshiba0.6 


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Zain Possible Withdrawal and Zaid Abbaas Ankle ! - by Omar Shafaamri

* Responsible Source in Zain Club Administration Confirmed the Club Withdrawal from Jordan Premier League which is about to Start on Next Wednesday , the Withdrawal is due to Some Problems with Basketball Family in the Country (Source : Jebalamman Website) .

JBF Temporary Committee Gave Zain 48 Hours to Revise this Decision and they are Pressing to convince Zain Admins changing there Decision !

* Abbaas Zaid (203-F-83) Shanghai Sharks Club player tweaked his Ankle During his Participation with his team in the Chinese Basketball League , This Injury Forced Zaid to Withdraw from Dunk Competition in the CBA All-Star Annual Festival Today , Zaid is doing his Best to Be Ready for Wednesday's Game in the CBA Play-offs Against Liaoning .


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Division I finalists set - by Eurobasket News
Three Rivers and Howard College will play in NJCAA Division I Final in Hutchinson. They claimed semifinal victories yesterday to reach the championship game. It will be the first title game appearance in school history for Howard College. Three Rivers have not been to the Final since 1994.
Three Rivers had to deal with Navarro 76:68 en route to the championship game. The Bulldogs managed to eke out a narrow 32:31 lead at halftime. But the second part of the game belonged to the Raiders. Three Rivers exploded with 45 points and demolished their opponents defense. Marquise Carter and Josh Terry stepped up with 15 points each to lead the Raiders. Richard Walker netted 14 points for the winners. Darian Thibodeaux knocked down 17 points to lead Navarro. Matt Pressey and Chase Harper finished with 15 points each in defeat.
Howard College held off Eastern Utah 68:64 to join the Final. Jae Crowder fired 22 points to pace the charge. The Hawks went on a 21:1 run midway through the final stanza to erase the deficit and pulled in front. Josh Watkins accounted for three points late in regulation to seal the victory for the Hawks. Carlos Emory notched 17 points in the victory. Michael Glover (6'6''-F) responded with 21 points for the College of Eastern Utah. Isiah Williams provided 11 points in the loss.



Cincinnati State and Lincoln to clash in Division II Final - by Eurobasket News
Cincinnati State and Lincoln have worked their way through into NJCAA Division II championship game. They went victorious in yesterdays semis to ensure the birth in the title decider.
Cincinnati State Technical and Community College nipped Lewis & Clark 87:85 in a thrilling double-overtime battle. The Pioneers grabbed a 10-point lead early in the encounter capitalizing on sloppy from of Cincinnati State. But the Surge soon adjusted and erased the deficit. Cincinnati State piled up a narrow 38:36 lead at halftime. The Pioneers regained the advantage early in the final period. They built a 7-point cushion but not for long though. Rayshawn Goins knocked down a pair of freebies to give Cincinnati State a 67:66 lead with just over two minutes to go. Illya Glover soon made it 70:68 for the Surge but Justin Jones hit two free throws and sent the game into overtime. Rayshawn Goins kept the Surge ahead throughout the first extra term but Rico Pierrevilus drained a late triple to ensure five more minutes of action. This time again Cincinnati State surged in front and though Lewis & Clark tried hard to save the game the Surge proved deadly from the stripe and eked out a tough victory at the end. Melvin Little scored 21 points to lead Cincinnati State. Rayshawn Goins added 20 points and 17 rebounds in the win. Anthony Jones replied with 18 points for Lewis & Clark. Rico Pierrevilus netted 16 points in defeat.
Lincoln College overcame Kirkwood CC 62:50 for the place in the championship game. The teams stayed close in the first half and the scoreboard read 27:27 at the big break. Lincoln stepped up at the start of the second half and cleared off to a 10-point advantage. The Lynx stayed in charge from now on and sealed the winning outcome at the end. DeMarius Sumrell provided 20 points to pace the Lynx. Kiel Turpin notched 11 points in the victory. Richie Thompson (6'4''-F) netted 15 points for Kirkwood CC.



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Athleta oust Luxol to set up Depiro final - by Eurobasket News
Depiro reached the BOV KO final after beating Loyola St James 78-51 on Sunday. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi.
Athleta Compleet IS 66
BUPA Luxol 61
(21-15, 12-14, 20-4, 13-28
)

Athleta appeared to be coasting to the final as they enjoyed a handsome lead ahead of the final quarter but Luxol staged a strong rally. Had Luxol not fluffed two easy baskets, they would have increased the pressure on their rivals.

Luxol ultimately paid dearly for their disastrous third-session performance.

Athleta had the better start as they chalked up the first six points. Gradually, Luxol improved but Athleta, with Michael Naudi in splendid form, preserved their lead by the end of the first quarter, 21-15, as their opponents looked weak underneath the boards.

Luxol disrupted Athleta's rhythm as the second quarter ticked off. By the fifth minute, Luxol had overturned their early deficit, 29-25.

Athleta coach Joe Galea called a time-out and this had the desired effect as Luxol failed to add another point until half-time. Taking advantage of Luxol's tendency to go for individual moves, Athleta nailed two consecutive three-pointers to head for half-time 33-29 in front.

The third quarter was one to forget for Luxol as they could not make inroads into Athleta's defence while Michael Naudi and Addison Bonnici piled up the points at the other end. Athleta had a comfortable 53-33 advantage for the final 10 minutes.

The game seemed as good as over but Luxol had other ideas. With Steve Schembri (187-F-79) finding his three-point range, they gradually clawed their way back as Athleta's top-scorers seemed to tire out.

Robert Azzopardi and Dirk Schembri missed easy baskets which momentarily halted Luxol's comeback but with less than two minutes left, the latter were only a basket behind, 62-60.

Luxol's hopes evaporated when Cameron Doughty potted a three-pointer.

Athleta: M. Naudi 33, C. Doughty 5, E. Bezzina 4, M. Giusti, C. Galea, O. Said 2, C. Calleja 5, A. Bonnici 13, J. Zammit, S. Cassar 4.

Luxol: M. Mercieca 2, R. Azzopardi 6, A. Borg, A. Portelli, N. Vasovic, T. Paris, D. Schembri 13, J.P. Bonnici 14 ,S. Schembri 26.

Referees: G. Barbara, A. Carbonaro, C. Terribile.

Depiro Mtarfa 78
Loyola St James Hospital 51
(25-13, 20-11, 8-10, 25-17)


Depiro recovered from their midweek league upset to Luxol, which dashed their hopes of playing in the Championship Pool, by brushing aside Loyola to reach the final of the BOV Knock-Out.

After an encouraging start to the season, Loyola have struggled for form lately. In the opening minutes of yesterday's semi-final, Loyola looked like a demoralised lot.

An 11-2 break after the fifth minute paved the way for Depiro's victory.

Leading 25-13 at the end of the first quarter, Depiro, with Marco Arsovski finding his shooting touch, continued to dominate to change ends 45-24 ahead.

Though Depiro failed to maintain their early tempo in the third quarter, Loyola failed to take advantage. Depiro started the last 10 minutes 53-34 to the good.

With Loyola failing to pick up the pieces, Depiro's place in the final was never in doubt.

Depiro: R. Vella 14, J. P. Schembri, D. Bugeja 2, M. Arsovski 31, A. Aquilina 5, J. Gatt 2, E. Lupo 18, M. Mallia 6, I. Tanti, D. Agius.

Loyola: B. Zammit 7, D. Camilleri 11, C. Cassar, G. Cuschieri 2, N. Sultana 13, A. Axiaq 2, G. Mihalovic 8, K. Baldacchino 6, S. Borg, M. Cilia 2.

Referees: J.P. Sammut, S. Micallef, C. Terribile.

Next fixtures: National League - Saturday, 16.15 Athleta vs BUPA Luxol. Sunday, 16.15 Depiro vs Loyola.
Courtesy of http://www.timesofmalta.com


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Friday's games (11) review - by Eurobasket News
Milwaukee B. - Sacramento K. 114-108 OT2
Brandon Jennings (6'0''-G-89) scored 35 points, hit a career-high eight 3-pointers and added eight assists for the streaking Bucks, who rallied late in regulation and never trailed in the second overtime in a 114-108 victory over the Kings. John Salmons (6'7''-F-79, college: Miami, FL) helped with 27 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Sacramento got 26 points and 9 assists from Beno Udrih.

Minnesota T. - LA Lakers 96-104
Kobe Bryant (6'6''-G-78) had 22 points and a season-high 13 assists, leading Los Angeles to a 104-96 victory over Minnesota on Friday night and sending the Timberwolves to their 12th straight loss. Pau Gasol (7'0''-F/C-80) secured a great help adding 17 points and 14 rebounds. Jonny Flynn replied with 20 points and 6 assists in defeat.

Boston C. - Houston R. 94-87
Paul Pierce (6'7''-F-77, college: Kansas) scored 26 points, Ray Allen (6'6''-G-75, college: Connecticut) hit five 3-pointers and had 19 points, and the Celtics snapped Houston's four-game winning streak with a 94-87 victory. Kevin Garnett helped with 15 pts and 8 rebounds. Luis Scola answered with 17 points and 10 rebounds in defeat.

Golde State W. - San Antonio S. 116-147
Scoring the most points in a game in nearly 20 years, the Spurs throttled the Golden State Warriors 147-116 on Friday night in the most points scored under Popovich since he took over in 1996. Manu Ginobili (6'6''-G-77, agency: Interperformances) scored 23 points, and Richard Jefferson (6'6''-F/G-80, college: Arizona) had 21 for the Spurs, who've won nine of their last 11. Tim Duncan added 17 points, 6 rebs and 5 assists. In defeat, Monta Ellis drained 39 points.

Utah Jazz - Phoenix Suns 100-110
Amare Stoudemire (6'10''-F-82) scored the first 11 points for Phoenix en route to a season-high 44 and the Suns led all the way in a 110-100 victory over Utah on Friday night that pulled them within a game of the Jazz for fourth place in the West. Robin Lopez (7'0''-C/F-88, college: Stanford) helped with 19 points and 10 rebounds. Visitors got 23 pts and 16 rebounds from Carlos Boozer.

Washington W. - Portland TB 74-76
Brandon Roy (6'6''-G-84, college: Washington) missed 14 straight shots against the Washington Wizards before he made the one that mattered most. Roy rebounded from his a cold spell to hit a 22-foot jumper with 0.9 seconds left that gave the Portland Trail Blazers a 76-74 victory Friday night. Roy and Andre Miller (6'3''-G-76, college: Utah) scored 14 pts each, while LaMarcus Aldridge came up with 19 pts and 12 rebounds in this victory. Mike Miller collected 16 points and 8 rebounds for the Wizards.

Charlotte B. - Atlanta H. 92-93 OT
Joe Johnson (6'8''-F-81, college: Arkansas) sank a fallaway jumper over three Charlotte defenders just before time expired to lift the Atlanta Hawks past the Bobcats, 93-92 in overtime on Friday night. Johnson had 18 points, including 16 in the fourth quarter and overtime. Josh Smith (6'9''-F-85) also scored 18 pts, and he pulled down 11 rebounds beside that. In Charlotte Bobcats, Raymond Felton netted 25 pts.

Philadelph.76 - New York K. 88-92
Toney Douglas (6'1''-G-86, college: Florida St.) scored 14 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter, rallying the short-handed Knicks to a 92-88 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night. Danilo Gallinari (6'9''-G/F-88, agency: Players Group) had 25 points and 7 rebounds in this win. On the other side, Andre Iguodala collected 17 points and 7 boards.

Cleveland C. - Chicago B. 92-85
LeBron James (6'8''-F-84) became the youngest player to score 15,000 career points, breaking Kobe Bryant's mark by more than two years, and the Cavaliers pulled away to beat the Bulls 92-85 for their 12th win in 13 games. James scored 13 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter, giving him 15,026 in his career, and had 11 rebounds. Taj Gibson (6'9''-F-85, agency: Priority Sports, college: USC) had 20 points and 13 rebounds for the Bulls.

Detroit P. - Indiana P. 102-106
Danny Granger (6'8''-F-83, agency: Priority Sports, college: N.Mexico) returned from a right cheek injury Friday night, making three critical free throws late and finishing with 29 points to help the Pacers get beat the Detroit Pistons 106-102. Troy Murphy (6'10''-F-80, college: Notre Dame) followed with 20 points and 8 rebounds. In the loosing squad, Rodney Stuckey delivered 25 pts.

Oklah.City T. - Toronto R. 115-89
Kevin Durant (6'9''-G/F-88, college: Texas) scored 23 of his 31 points in the first half to lead the Thunder to their sixth victory in seven games, 115-89 over the Raptors on Friday night. Durant was 7 of 16 from the field and 17 of 18 from the free-throw line. Jeff Green (6'9''-F-86, college: Georgetown) also shined adding 25 points and 7 rebounds. The hosts got 22 points and 10 boards from Chris Bosh.



Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 LeBron JAMES
  Cleveland C.
  (203-F-84)
  Avg: 29.9
 1. James, Clevelan.29.9 
 2. Durant, Oklah.Ci.29.7 
 3. Anthony, Denver N.28.8 
 4. Bryant, LA Lakers27.6 
 5. Wade, Miami Heat26.5 
 6. Ellis, Golde S.25.7 
 7. Nowitzki, Dallas M.25.1 
 8. Bosh, Toronto R.24.1 
 9. Granger, Indiana P.23.2 
 10. Stoudemire, Phoeni.22.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dwight HOWARD
  Orlando M.
  (207-F-85)
  Avg: 13.1
 1. Howard, Orlando M.13.1 
 2. Camby, LA Clippers12.1 
 3. Randolph, Memph.11.9 
 4. Lee, New York K.11.7 
 5. Noah, Chicago B.11.2 
 6. Boozer, Utah Jazz11.2 
 7. Bosh, Toronto R.11.1 
 8. Gasol, LA Lakers11.0 
 9. Love, Minnesota T.10.9 
 10. Wallace, Charlotte B.10.5 
Assists Per Game
 Chris PAUL
  N.Orleans H.
  (183-G-85)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Paul, N.Orleans H.11.2 
 2. Nash, Phoenix Suns11.2 
 3. Williams, Utah Jazz10.3 
 4. Rondo, Boston C.9.7 
 5. Kidd, Dallas M.9.2 
 6. James, Clevelan.8.6 
 7. Davis, LA Clippers8.0 
 8. Westbrook, Oklah..8.0 
 9. Arenas, Washingt.7.2 
 10. Harris, New J.6.7 
Steals Per Game
 Rajon RONDO
  Boston C.
  (186-G-86)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Rondo, Boston C.2.3 
 2. Ellis, Golde S.2.3 
 3. Paul, N.Orleans H.2.3 
 4. Jackson, Charlott.1.9 
 5. Kidd, Dallas M.1.9 
 6. Curry, Golde S.1.8 
 7. Wade, Miami Heat1.8 
 8. Davis, LA Clippers1.7 
 9. Ariza, Houston R.1.7 
 10. Bryant, LA Lakers1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Dwight HOWARD
  Orlando M.
  (207-F-85)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Howard, Orlando M.2.7 
 2. Bogut, Milwauke.2.5 
 3. Oden, Portland TB2.3 
 4. Haywood, Washingt.2.1 
 5. Smith, Atlanta H.2.0 
 6. Camby, LA Clippers2.0 
 7. Dalembert, Philad.2.0 
 8. Andersen, Denver N.1.9 
 9. Lopez, New J.1.8 
 10. Perkins, Boston C.1.8 


Standings
NBA Standings
Eastern Conference
Atlantic Div.
 1. Boston C. 45-24 
 2. Toronto R. 34-34 
 3. New York K. 25-44 
 4. Philadelph.76 24-46 
 5. New Jersey N. 7-62 
Central Div.
 1. Cleveland C. 55-15 
 2. Milwaukee B. 38-30 
 3. Chicago B. 32-37 
 4. Indiana P. 23-46 
 5. Detroit P. 23-46 
Southeast Div.
 1. Orlando M. 49-21 
 2. Atlanta H. 44-24 
 3. Miami Heat 36-34 
 4. Charlotte B. 35-34 
 5. Washington W. 21-46 
Western Conference
Northwest Div.
 1. Denver N. 47-23 
 2. Utah Jazz 45-25 
 3. Oklah.City T. 42-25 
 4. Portland TB 42-28 
 5. Minnesota T. 14-56 
Pacific Div.
 1. LA Lakers 51-18 
 2. Phoenix Suns 43-26 
 3. LA Clippers 26-43 
 4. Sacramento K. 23-46 
 5. Golde State W. 19-50 
Southwest Div.
 1. Dallas M. 46-23 
 2. San Antonio S. 41-26 
 3. Memphis G. 37-33 
 4. Houston R. 35-32 
 5. N.Orleans H. 33-38 


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No.1 Kansas sent packing by Northern Iowa in biggest upset of NCAA Tournament - by Eurobasket News
Ali Farokhmanesh (6'0''-G-88) hit another big 3-pointer with 34 seconds left and Northern Iowa pulled off the biggest upset in the NCAA tournament, beating top overall seed Kansas 69-67 in the second round on Saturday.

Northern Iowa (30-4) won the tempo tug-of-war, grounding the high-flying Jayhawks with in-their-jersey defense, then withstood a furious rally to become the first team to beat a No. 1 seed in the second round since UAB and Alabama did it to Kentucky and Stanford in 2004.

The ninth-seeded Panthers led early and made just enough plays late to pull off the biggest win in their history.

Kansas (33-3) trailed nearly the entire game, finally pulling close in the closing minutes behind its fullcourt pressure. The Jayhawks never made it all the way back, though, bowing out early in what was supposed to be another title run.

More comments about this game will be posted soon.


Courtesy of www.nydailynews.com


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Pointers Capture Third National Title - by Eurobasket
A 22-5 run in the second half turned a 10 point University of Wisconsin Stevens Point deficit into a seven point lead, 66-59, as the Pointer mens basketball team held on for a 78-73 victory over the Ephs of Williams College in the 2010 NCAA Division III National Championship Game.
The 29th victories ties a school record for most wins in a season by a Pointer mens team, equaling the mark set by both the 2004 and 2005 National Championship teams.
All I can say is we had tremendous courage at about that 10 minute mark when we fought back and put ourselves in position to reach our dreams,' said Pointer head coach Bob Semling . 'To be able to finish this game and finish this season with a victory...Im extremely proud.'
The first half was a see-saw battle with three ties and two lead changes as neither team led by more than six. The Pointers shot 44.4 percent from the field, led by Matt Moses (6'2''-G) who was 5-of-7 from the floor with 12 points.
The Pointers defense forced nine turnovers and had seven steals in the opening stanza, as the Ephs were only able to take a two point edge into halftime, 32-30.
'[At halftime] we really looked each other in the eye and we understood the urgency and we talked about the fact that we were saying the right things but we werent doing them,' said Semling. 'Our guys just dug deep. They had great will, great determination and they agreed they said we know what to do, we just have it do it and it just seemed to change.'
In the second half, the Pointers tied the game for the sixth time, 36-36, before Williams jumped in front by 10, 54-44, at the 11:02 mark.
A pair of Jared Jenkins (6'4''-G) free throws and some clutch three-point baskets by Dan Tillema (6'4''-G/F) and Louis Hurd (6'5''-F) gave the Pointers the lead.
Down the stretch, the Pointers connected on eight of their nine free throws to seal their third national title in program history.
Moses, who was named the Final Fours Most Outstanding Player, led the way with 22 points on an eight of 15 shooting performance from the floor. He connected on all six of his free-throw attempts for the game and led the team with seven rebounds in the final game of his career.
Jenkins, who was named to the Final Fours All-Tournament Team, chipped in 17 points and two blocks while Tillema chipped in 15, including three three-pointers, in just 15 minutes of work. Hurd finished at the fourth Pointer in double figures, closing out the game with 10 points.
The Pointers shot a blistering 53.1 percent from the floor in the second half and 55.6 percent (5-9) from beyond the arc.
Courtesy of UWSP Athletics


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  NIGERIA   


FIBA Africa name Cte dIvoire as host of 2011 Afrobasket for Men - by Olusegun Ikuesan
Cte dIvoire has been officially named as host the 26th edition of 2011 FIBA Africa Nations Championship for men (Afrobasket 2001).

The decision was taken during the extraordinary meeting of the Executive Committee of Africa basketball ruling body, FIBA Africa held March 17 2010 in Abidjan, Cte dIvoire.

Three countries included Cte dIvoire, Madagascar and Nigeria applied to host the Afrobasket 2011 and the decision to handle the hosting right to Cote dIvoire was reached after the Executive Committee of the highest decision body of the slamming and dunking game in Africa fourth meeting where the committee went through the bidding files of each of the three countries.

With the award of the 2011 edition of the biggest basketball showpiece in Africa to Cte dIvoire it bring to two the number of times the FIBA Africa Zone-III nation will be playing host to the gathering of Africa stars after staging the 13th edition in 1985.

A deadline has been fixed for the end of June 2010 for the 2009 runner-up to start the building works of it new playing arena and the launching of the activities relating to the event or it will forfeit the right to stage the Championship to Madagascar who staged the 2009 edition of the Women Championship won by Senegal.








FIBA Africa



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  PBL   


Standings
PBL Standings
 1. Rochester R. 15-2 
 2. Capitanes 13-2 
 3. Lawton Ft.SC 10-2 
 4. Halifax R. 9-5 
 5. Vermont FH 8-7 
 6. Maryland G. 4-10 
 7. Manchester 4-11 
 8. Buffalo S. 3-11 
 9. Quebec Kebs 2-12 


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Larry AYUSO
  Capitanes
  (190-G-77)
  Avg: 22.1
 1. Ayuso, Capitanes22.1 
 2. Bennett, Halifax R.21.7 
 3. Sherrill, Maryland.20.0 
 4. Anderson, Manchest.19.7 
 5. Bronson, Manchest.19.6 
 6. Wise, Quebec K.19.2 
 7. Mouton, Maryland.19.0 
 8. Robinson, Buffa.18.9 
 9. Jackson, Vermo.18.3 
 10. Cortes, Capitanes18.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Angelo REYES
  Capitanes
  (205-F/C-81)
  Avg: 15.4
 1. Reyes, Capitanes15.4 
 2. Crookshank, Halif.14.1 
 3. Aubry, Capitanes13.2 
 4. Cunningham, Maryland.10.5 
 5. Ross, Buffalo S.9.3 
 6. Demasi, Vermont FH9.2 
 7. Bronson, Manchest.8.9 
 8. Wise, Quebec K.8.9 
 9. Johnson, Rocheste.8.3 
 10. Ocitti, Manchest.7.9 
Assists Per Game
 Andres RODRIGUEZ
  Capitanes
  (182-G-81)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Rodriguez, Capit.6.6 
 2. Anderson, Manchest.6.4 
 3. Rice, Vermont FH5.9 
 4. Crouch, Rocheste.5.9 
 5. Ervin, Halifax R.5.9 
 6. Bowden, Lawton F.5.4 
 7. Daniels, Lawton F.4.8 
 8. Price, Buffalo S.4.6 
 9. Sherrill, Maryland.4.6 
 10. Mouton, Maryland.4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Marlin JOHNSON
  Rochester R.
  (193-F-75)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Johnson, Rocheste.2.8 
 2. Fortier, Quebec K.2.3 
 3. Bowden, Lawton F.2.2 
 4. Robinson, Buffa.2.2 
 5. Rice, Vermont FH1.9 
 6. Crouch, Rocheste.1.9 
 7. Holmes, Quebec K.1.9 
 8. Gilchrese, Manche.1.8 
 9. Thomas, Maryland.1.7 
 10. Mims, Lawton Ft.SC1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Michael ANDERSON
  Maryland GH
  (213-C-84)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Anderson, Maryland.3.5 
 2. Davis, Vermont FH2.0 
 3. Crookshank, Halif.1.9 
 4. Aubry, Capitanes1.8 
 5. Thomas, Maryland.1.4 
 6. Ocitti, Manchest.1.4 
 7. Mims, Lawton Ft.SC1.3 
 8. Bailey, Vermont FH1.2 
 9. Bailey, Rocheste.1.2 
 10. Marshall, Lawton F.1.1 


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Standings - BSN
BSN Standings
 1. Guaynabo 4-1 
 2. Capitanes 4-1 
 3. Ponce 4-2 
 4. San German 4-2 
 5. Bayamon 4-3 
 6. Quebradillas 2-3 
 7. Isabela 2-3 
 8. Santurce 2-4 
 9. Humacao 1-3 
 10. Mayaguez 0-5 


Stats Leaders - BSN
Points Per Game
 Christian DALMAU
  Bayamon
  (194-G-77)
  Avg: 24
 1. Dalmau, Bayamon24.0 
 2. Maye, Mayaguez23.5 
 3. Hickerson, San G.21.5 
 4. Nailon, Quebradillas20.6 
 5. Millsap, Humacao20.0 
 6. Copeland, San G.19.7 
 7. Priutt, Isabela19.2 
 8. Gainous, Santurce18.5 
 9. Perez, Isabela18.4 
 10. Mays, Humacao18.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Shawn PRIUTT
  Isabela
  (208-C-85)
  Avg: 15.2
 1. Priutt, Isabela15.2 
 2. Traylor, Bayamon12.0 
 3. Walker, Guaynabo10.5 
 4. Reyes, Capitanes10.0 
 5. Millsap, Humacao10.0 
 6. Dyer, San German10.0 
 7. Hickerson, San G.9.5 
 8. Aubry, Capitanes9.2 
 9. Collins, Ponce9.2 
 10. Narvaez, Ponce8.5 
Assists Per Game
 Christian DALMAU
  Bayamon
  (194-G-77)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Dalmau, Bayamon7.8 
 2. Cruz, Ponce6.2 
 3. Russell, Quebradillas6.0 
 4. Hickerson, San G.5.0 
 5. Copeland, San G.4.5 
 6. Hatton, Ponce4.2 
 7. Graham, Mayaguez4.0 
 8. Guzman, Guaynabo3.8 
 9. Green, Isabela3.8 
 10. Rodriguez, Capit.3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Ali BERDIEL
  Humacao
  (198-G-83)
  Avg: 2
 1. Berdiel, Humacao2.0 
 2. Sanchez, Santurce2.0 
 3. Hodge, Santurce2.0 
 4. Copeland, San G.2.0 
 5. Perez, Isabela1.8 
 6. Mojica, Bayamon1.7 
 7. Gonzalez, Santurce1.5 
 8. Figueroa, Guaynabo1.4 
 9. Mays, Humacao1.3 
 10. Ayala, Humacao1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 James MAYE
  Mayaguez
  (201-G/F-81)
  Avg: 2
 1. Maye, Mayaguez2.0 
 2. Berdiel, Humacao2.0 
 3. Priutt, Isabela2.0 
 4. Mays, Humacao1.8 
 5. Gainous, Santurce1.8 
 6. Nieves, Santurce1.7 
 7. Millsap, Humacao1.5 
 8. Perez, Isabela1.4 
 9. Russell, Quebradillas1.4 
 10. Villafane, Santurce1.2 


Athletics slam dunk the Lions - by Luis Ramirez
The San German Athletics beat the Ponce Lions 76-68. The Athletics used their speed and aerial game to dominate the Lions while playing at home.
The 1st quarter opened up with the Lions taking the ball inside and this gave the Lions a short-lived advantage as the Athletics were able to come up with an answer to the Lions inside game to finish down by only 2 points in this quarter, 19-17.
In the 2nd quarter the Athletics claimed the lead based on their outside shooting and overall defense. The half ended with the Athletics in command, 38-33.
In the 3rd quarter the Athletics got help from Johwen Villegas who made key 3 pointers to pull the Athletics to a commanding lead. The quarter ended 62-51.
In the 4th quarter it was the Athletics aerial show as they got several alley-up passes which made the local fans going into frenzy. The building was jam packed for this game and the local players did not disappoint their fan. The Lions would never recover in the quarter and would see their 2nd defeat of the season.
For San German, Donald Copeland and Johwen Villegas both scored 18 points, Villegas also grabbed 9 rebounds while Copeland also dished out 7 assists.
For Ponce, Ricardo Melendez scored 19 points followed by Gabriel Colon with 13 points. Manuel Narvaez captured a total of 16 rebounds for the Lions in a losing cause.

In other BSN action, the Arecibo Captains rebounded from a loss the night before to defeat the Quebradillas Pirates 87-86. The Captains were able to defend the Pirates well in the last quarter to take the victory. The 1st half ended with the Pirates in the lead 49-38. For the Captains, David Cortes scored 27 points followed by Larry Ayuso with 23 points. For Quebradillas, Lee Nailon scored 25 points followed by Joel Jones with 18 points.
In the last game of the night, it was the Bayamon Cowboys over the Santurce Crabbers 95-86. The Cowboys took the lead in the 1st quarter and never looked back. The half ended 44 37 for the Cowboys. In the 2nd half it was much the same. For Bayamon, Christian Dalmau scored 19 points and had 8 assists while Terrance Shannon scored 16 points and had 8 rebounds. For Santurce, Chris Daniels scored 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds followed by Ricardo Dalmau with 13 points.



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  QATAR   


Al-Jaysh Crowned Heir Apparent Cup Champions - by Amir Abou-El-Kheir
As they did in 2007-08, Al Jaysh Army SC put a stop to Al Rayyan's 2 year dominance of the Qatari Basketball League.

After taking care of business in the semi-finals against Rayyan, coming back from a 19 point deficit, to easily defeat them, and with Al Gharrafah handily beating As Sadd Sports Club, both teams came into the finals high with confidence. The finals however, was Al Jaysh's from start to finish. They came out and picked up a quick lead that they never gave up, and had Al Gharrafah playing catch up the whole game. It did have its exciting moments though. After Michael Okpalaeze (198-C) hit an off balance shot with 55 seconds left, the lead was cut to 2, 66-64, and we were all set for an exciting final minute. However, Al Jaysh came back down the court, and with about 2 seconds left on the shot clock, Ali Turki (201-F-82), who was quiet for most of the game after going for 36 against Rayyan, hit a conscienceless 28 foot 3 pointer to seal the game. The final score was Al Jaysh Army SC 75-64 Al Gharrafah.

Al Jaysh Army SC was lead by their big men Babacar Ngom (206-F/C-83) and Cheikh Sall (208-C-84) who combined for 33 points, while Michael Okpalaeze lead Al Gharrafah with 18 points, while Omer Abgader Salem (205-C-83) chipped in with 16 in a losing effort.

The league's final cup, The Emir Cup, will get underway on the 27th of March.


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  ROMANIA   


Preview of round 27 - by Sebastian Umbrich
Round 27 of the Romanian championship is figuring out two very interesting matches, two derbies, which will be quite important in order to fix up the standings, and the play-offs too. And not to forget, we have 6 teams fighting for 3 places still available in the play-offs.

First match: 18th March 2010
BC Mures Targu-Mures vs. CS BC Gladiator Cluj Napoca
After winning last rounds match against Dinamo, in a match where two teams fighting for the play-offs were involved, score 78-70, Mures advanced to rank 9, with a 13-13 record. Gladiator Cluj extended its negative streak, after losing last round to 3rd ranked CSU Ploiesti, score 84-98. Now Gladiator is on a 0-14 streak, and are ranked 14th, with a 5-21 streak. In their first meeting earlier this season, 88-76.
While this news has been written on Saturday, the score can be revealed: Mures won 103-89, in a very spectacular game.

Second match: 19th March 2010
CSU Atlassib Sibiu vs. U Mobitelco Cluj-Napoca
A new episode of the Transylvanian Derby facing CSU Sibiu and U Cluj. The matches between Sibiu and Cluj have always been spectacular, no matter on which places the teams were when the matches were played. While Sibiu hardly won last round against Otopeni, score 76-65, and is still ranked 4th (18-8 record), Cluj won a bit easier against Steaua Bucharest, score 82-69, and still is ranked 1st (22-3 record, and a match less played). A detailed analysis of this match will be presented in another article. In their first match earlier this season, Sibiu won 86-82, after overtime.
While the news has been written on Saturday, the score can be revealed: Sibiu won 73-70.

Third match: 20th March 2010
BC Arges Pitesti vs. CSU Asesoft Ploiesti
This will be another interesting match of this round. While Pitesti has oscillating performances during the last rounds (scored only 48 points against U Cluj, but won in Ordea, where Cluj and Ploiesti lost), Ploiesti did not let its players to participate at the All Star Game, finding a reason that the players should stay in the trainings because they did not play at all good. This created a negative reaction from the Romanian basketball fans. Pitesti won last round at Oradea, score 87-81, and is ranked 6th, with a 15-11 record; Ploiesti, who won last round against Gladiator Cluj, 98-84, is ranked 3rd, with a 20-6 record. In their first meeting this season, Ploiesti won 96-82.

Fourth match: 20th March 2010
CSA Steaua Turabo Bucharest vs. CSM Oradea
This match will be very balanced, given the fact that both teams are forced to win in order to have access to the play-offs. Both teams are on a 13-13 record, Steaua being ranked 6th, Oradea being ranked 7th. Oradea surprisingly lost last round against Pitesti on home ground, surprisingly after being nicknamed Giant-killer (managed to win against Cluj and Ploiesti, the only team so far to win against those two teams on home ground). Steaua lost last round against U Cluj, score 69-82. In their first meeting earlier this season, Oradea kndocked out Steaua, score 98-69.

Fifth match: 20th March 2010
Dinamo Bucharest vs. CSU Brasov
This match will be a very disbalanced one, a match with two teams from the bottom of the standings. Dinamo Bucharest, who lost last round against Mures, score 70-78 is facing CSU Brasov, the last ranked teams (16th), with a 4-22 record, after they have won 93-90 against Craiova last round. There is not much to say about this match, only that Dinamo is forced to win if they want to play in the play-offs. In their first meeting this season, Dinamo won 79-71.

Sixth match: 20th March 2010
Energia Rovinari vs. CS Otopeni
This match is very similar to the match Steaua Oradea. Both teams are fighting for the play-offs, Energia Rovinari being ranked 11th with a 12-14 record, while Otopeni is ranked 10th with a 12-13 record, and a match less played. The team that will lose will practically be eliminated from the fight for the play-offs. Last round, both teams lost, Rovinari lost against Gaz Metan Medias, score 78-86, Otopeni lost 65-76 to Sibiu.
In their first meeting earlier this season, Otopeni won 89-66.

Seventh match: 20th March 2010
SCM U Craiova vs. CSM Bucharest
Another bottom-half match, bringing face-to-face two teams which will probably meet in the play-outs: SCM U Craiova is ranked 15th, with a 4-22 record, CSM Bucharest is ranked 13th, with an 8-18 record. The fall of CSM is still unexplainable, after they had a pretty good first part of the championship. Nothing more left to say about this match. In their first match earlier this season, CSM Bucharest won 90-68.

Eight match: 21st March 2010
Elba Timisoara vs. Gaz Metan Medias
The epilogue of this round will be another derby: Elba Timisoara (ranked 5th, 16-10 record), is facing Gaz Metan Medias (ranked 2nd, 21-5 record). After Timisoara hoped to catch the 5th place, and to have the advantage of home ground in the first round of the play-offs, its plans were destroyed by CSU Sibiu, who won against U Cluj. Anyway, this result helps Medias: if Medias will win, they will reduce the handicap to Cluj to a single game. In their first meeting earlier this season, Medias won 73-68.



Stats Leaders - Men
Points Per Game
 O''Darien BASSETT
  Craiova
  (188-G-86)
  Avg: 21.2
 1. Bassett, Craiova21.2 
 2. Krstanovic, U.Mobi.21.0 
 3. Bubanja, Brasov19.2 
 4. Peciukas, Mures19.2 
 5. Pesic, Timisoara19.2 
 6. Mandic, Oradea18.4 
 7. Mack, Steaua T.18.2 
 8. Dzambic, Timisoara17.8 
 9. Santana, Municipal B.17.6 
 10. Levine, Gladiato.17.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Justin HERNDON
  CSU Sibiu
  (208-C-83)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Herndon, CSU Sibiu10.2 
 2. Harvey, Craiova10.0 
 3. Carutasu, Ploiesti9.4 
 4. Krstanovic, U.Mobi.9.3 
 5. Masiulis, Mures9.2 
 6. Waterstradt, Munici.8.2 
 7. Paltinisanu, Timis.8.2 
 8. Miskovic, CSU S.7.8 
 9. Mijajlovic, Munici.7.6 
 10. Roschnafsky, Gladia.7.6 
Assists Per Game
 JuJuan COOLEY
  Mures
  (175-G-82)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Cooley, Mures5.7 
 2. Howell, Gaz Metan5.6 
 3. Dzambic, Timisoara5.0 
 4. Cuic, U.Mobitel.CN5.0 
 5. Fometescu, Dinamo B.4.7 
 6. Howard, Gladiato.4.4 
 7. Dawson, Gladiato.4.4 
 8. Mitchell, Oradea4.3 
 9. Bassett, Craiova4.2 
 10. Mladenovic, Brasov4.1 
Steals Per Game
 JuJuan COOLEY
  Mures
  (175-G-82)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Cooley, Mures2.4 
 2. Johnson, CSU Sibiu2.4 
 3. Howell, Gaz Metan2.3 
 4. Mitchell, Gaz Metan2.2 
 5. Medvedj, U.Mobite.2.1 
 6. Bishop, Gladiato.2.0 
 7. Mack, Steaua T.2.0 
 8. Maric, Oradea2.0 
 9. Seals, Otopeni1.9 
 10. Hargrove, Ploiesti1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Arturas MASIULIS
  Mures
  (210-C-80)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Masiulis, Mures2.2 
 2. Lazar, Oradea2.0 
 3. Herndon, CSU Sibiu1.9 
 4. Dragusin, Pitesti1.6 
 5. Dragovic, Craiova1.5 
 6. Wiggins, Steaua T.1.3 
 7. Harvey, Craiova1.2 
 8. Bubanja, Brasov1.2 
 9. Pantelic, Steaua T.1.0 
 10. Rhymer, Gaz Metan1.0 


Standings
Div.A Standings
 1. U.Mobitel.CN 22-4 
 2. Gaz Metan 21-5 
 3. Ploiesti 21-6 
 4. CSU Sibiu 19-8 
 5. Timisoara 16-10 
 6. Pitesti 15-12 
 7. Steaua Turabo 14-13 
 8. Mures 14-13 
 9. Rovinari 13-14 
 10. Oradea 13-14 
 11. Otopeni 12-14 
 12. Dinamo B. 11-16 
 13. Bucuresti 9-18 
 14. Gladiator CN 5-22 
 15. Brasov 5-22 
 16. Craiova 4-23 


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Stevan Karadzic takes over Enisey - by Eurobasket News
Stevan Karadzic takes over Enisey as he will substitute Bagatskis. The Serbian Coach started career in 2000-2001 for Crvena Zvezda Beograd and then in
from 2006 to 2008 coached KK Crvena Zvezda Beograd (A) again. Last two seasons Stevan Karadzic was in charge of KK Hemofarm Stada Vrsac but left in January 2010. He was also the Head Coach of Yugoslavian Junior National Team in 2001, became European Champion in Turkey, coached Serbia and Montenegro U21 National Team in 2004 and European Championship U19 NT in Belgrade in 2005. He reached Eurocup Semifinals in 2009 with his team and became Eurobasket.com All-Eurocup Co-Coach of the Year.


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Standings - A Liga
A Standings
 1. Borac 20-5 
 2. Tamis 19-7 
 3. Beograd 17-8 
 4. Metalac 17-8 
 5. Novi Sad 15-9 
 6. Vojvodina 15-11 
 7. Proleter Naft. 15-11 
 8. Mega Vizura 12-13 
 9. Sloga 12-14 
 10. Napredak 12-14 
 11. Masinac 10-16 
 12. Radnicki Basket 8-17 
 13. Ergonom 4-21 
 14. KG 06 2-24 
Will join on later stage:
 1. Hemofarm
 2. Radnicki K.
 3. FMP
 4. Crvena Zvez.
 5. Partizan


Stats Leaders - 1A
Points Per Game
 Vladimir PANIC
  Metalac
  (194-F-82)
  Avg: 19.6
 1. Panic, Metalac19.6 
 2. Beader, KG 0618.3 
 3. Jorovic, Borac17.8 
 4. Mladenovic, Ergon.17.8 
 5. Mihajlovic, Ergonom17.5 
 6. Markovic, Tamis17.5 
 7. Markovic, Napredak16.5 
 8. Micic, Napredak16.5 
 9. Vukosavljevi., Prolet.16.4 
 10. Micevic, Borac15.5 
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, Tamis6.6 
 4. Ljubojevic, Novi S.6.2 
 5. Bosnjak, Vojvodina6.2 
 6. Jelovac, Mega V.6.1 
 7. Borovcanin, Sloga6.0 
 8. Jorovic, Borac5.8 
 9. Pobric, Novi Sad5.8 
 10. Lukovic, Radnic.5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Vid ZARKOVIC
  Proleter Naft.
  (189-G-75)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Zarkovic, Prolet.7.2 
 2. Kocergin, Masinac4.9 
 3. Stefanovic, Metal.4.3 
 4. Rakic, Novi Sad4.2 
 5. Korac, Beograd4.2 
 6. Djordjevic, Sloga4.0 
 7. Prolovic, Borac3.7 
 8. Martinic, Vojvodina3.7 
 9. Dimitrijevic, Sloga3.6 
 10. Radulovic, Masinac3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Marko VULIN
  Proleter Naft.
  (196-G-83)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Vulin, Proleter Naft.2.2 
 2. Martinic, Vojvodina2.0 
 3. Jereminov, Tamis2.0 
 4. Zarkovic, Prolet.1.9 
 5. Kovacevic, Novi Sad1.7 
 6. Dundjerski, Beograd1.7 
 7. Borovcanin, Sloga1.7 
 8. Rakic, Novi Sad1.7 
 9. Ljubojevic, Metal.1.6 
 10. Djordjevic, Sloga1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Dejan BURIC
  Tamis
  (204-C-81)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Buric, Tamis1.2 
 2. Mladenovic, Ergon.1.2 
 3. Maravic, Mega V.1.1 
 4. Lukovic, Radnic.1.0 
 5. Dramicanin, Borac0.9 
 6. Bircevic, Metalac0.9 
 7. Ljubojevic, Novi S.0.8 
 8. Arsic, Masinac0.8 
 9. Vukosavljevi., Prolet.0.6 
 10. Cvetkovic, Mega V.0.6 


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  SLOVENIA   


Standings - 1A
Telemach Standings
Places 1-8
 1. Helios 0-0 
 2. Krka 0-0 
 3. Rudar 0-0 
 4. Sentjur 0-0 
 5. Geoplin Slovan 0-0 
 6. Zlatorog 0-0 
 7. Parklji 0-0 
 8. U.Olimpija 0-0 
Play-out
 1. Polzela 1-0 
 2. Elektra Esotech 1-0 
 3. Sencur CP 0-1 
 4. Luka Koper 0-1 
Will join on later stage:
 1. TCG Mercator


Stats Leaders - 1A
Points Per Game
 Sandi CEBULAR
  Sentjur
  (196-G-86)
  Avg: 23.1
 1. Cebular, Sentjur23.1 
 2. Dragic, Geoplin .17.4 
 3. King, Polzela17.4 
 4. Snow, Helios16.7 
 5. Crenshaw, Sentjur16.6 
 6. Mucic, Rudar16.4 
 7. Cup, Elektra .16.3 
 8. Feeley, Elektra .16.0 
 9. Drzic, Luka Koper15.7 
 10. Bubnic, Zlatorog15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Shawn KING
  Polzela
  (208-C-82)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. King, Polzela10.3 
 2. Feeley, Elektra .8.5 
 3. Thondique, Polzela7.7 
 4. Nikolic, Krka7.4 
 5. Virijevic, Sencur C.7.0 
 6. Cup, Elektra .6.7 
 7. Djapa, Parklji6.6 
 8. Markic, Luka Koper6.2 
 9. Miljkovic, Elektr.6.1 
 10. Bubnic, Zlatorog6.1 
Assists Per Game
 Tadej KOSTOMAJ
  Elektra Esotech
  (186-G-87)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Kostomaj, Elektr.5.7 
 2. Crenshaw, Sentjur5.3 
 3. Anzulovic, Rudar4.5 
 4. Cmer, Zlatorog4.0 
 5. Mocnik, Helios3.9 
 6. Nachbar, Luka Koper3.6 
 7. Cebular, Sentjur3.2 
 8. Jersin, Parklji3.1 
 9. Udrih, Polzela3.1 
 10. Petrovic, Helios2.7 
Steals Per Game
 Gregor HAFNAR
  Umana Reyer
  (195-G-77)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Hafnar, Polzela2.1 
 2. Dragic, Geoplin .1.9 
 3. Jersin, Parklji1.7 
 4. Udrih, Polzela1.7 
 5. Lapornik, Sentjur1.7 
 6. Markic, Luka Koper1.6 
 7. Jovanovic, Sencur C.1.6 
 8. Strnad, Zlatorog1.6 
 9. Rucigaj, Sentjur1.5 
 10. Mocnik, Helios1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Shawn KING
  Polzela
  (208-C-82)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. King, Polzela2.1 
 2. Nikolic, Krka1.4 
 3. Djapa, Parklji0.9 
 4. Ibok, Polzela0.8 
 5. Lucic, Krka0.8 
 6. Cup, Elektra .0.8 
 7. Sviridov, Polzela0.7 
 8. Virijevic, Sencur C.0.7 
 9. Simovic, Sentjur0.7 
 10. Sjekloca, Elektr.0.7 


Smiljanic leaves Koper - by Zeljko Zule
Luka Koper parted ways with Serbian Aleksandar Smiljanic (195-G-76, agency: Beo Basket). He appeared in 11 games of Telemach League this season, averaging 6.9 points (2P 36%, 3P 22%, FT 83%), 2.6 rebounds, 0.8 assists, 0.7 steals and 0.1 blocks in 19.7 minutes per appearance.

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  SPAIN   


Stats Leaders - LEB Gold
Points Per Game
 Darren PHILLIP
  CAI Zaragoza
  (201-F-78)
  Avg: 18.3
 1. Phillip, CAI Z.18.3 
 2. Donaldson, La La.17.4 
 3. Morley, Burgos17.2 
 4. Riera, Mallorca17.0 
 5. Guillen, La Laguna16.0 
 6. Quinteros, CAI Z.15.3 
 7. Humphrey, Leon15.3 
 8. Roe, Tenerife15.2 
 9. Hess, CB Tarragona14.8 
 10. Rabaseda, Cornella14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jakim DONALDSON
  La Laguna
  (203-C/F-83)
  Avg: 10.9
 1. Donaldson, La La.10.9 
 2. Starosta, Melilla9.8 
 3. Sinanovic, Clin.Rin.9.3 
 4. Arteaga, Palencia8.4 
 5. Lima, Clin.Rincon8.2 
 6. Adrien, Breogan8.0 
 7. Coleman, Breogan7.6 
 8. Phillip, CAI Z.7.5 
 9. Humphrey, Leon7.5 
 10. Seawright, CB Tarra.7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Diego CIORCIARI
  Vive Menorca
  (185-G-80)
  Avg: 5.1
 1. Ciorciari, Vive M.5.1 
 2. Cherry, Caceres4.5 
 3. Mendiburu, CB Tarra.4.1 
 4. Mena, La Palma3.9 
 5. Jimenez, Melilla3.6 
 6. Perez, Cornella3.5 
 7. Bernabe, Leon3.3 
 8. Hernandez, Burgos3.1 
 9. Riera, Mallorca3.0 
 10. Garrido, La Laguna3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Matias LESCANO
  CAI Zaragoza
  (196-G/F-79)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Lescano, CAI Z.2.5 
 2. Rabaseda, Cornella2.5 
 3. Fuentes, Clin.Rincon2.1 
 4. Blanch, Mallorca2.1 
 5. Quinteros, CAI Z.1.9 
 6. Boccia, Tenerife1.9 
 7. Ayon, Tenerife1.8 
 8. Garcia, La Palma1.7 
 9. Perez, Cornella1.7 
 10. Xavier, Breogan1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrew NAYMICK
  Caceres
  (208-C-85)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Naymick, Caceres1.9 
 2. Sinanovic, Clin.Rin.1.8 
 3. Donaldson, La La.1.5 
 4. Elonu, CAI Zaragoza1.5 
 5. Diouf, CB Tarragona1.5 
 6. Joseph, Cornella1.4 
 7. Samb, Cornella1.3 
 8. Ayon, Tenerife1.3 
 9. Roe, Tenerife1.0 
 10. Humphrey, Leon0.9 


Standings - LEB Gold
LEB Gold Standings
 1. CAI Zaragoza 23-6 
 2. Melilla 21-8 
 3. La Laguna 19-10 
 4. Burgos 18-11 
 5. Leon 16-12 
 6. Vive Menorca 16-12 
 7. Breogan 16-13 
 8. Caceres 15-14 
 9. Girona 14-14 
 10. Tenerife 14-15 
 11. La Palma 14-15 
 12. Palencia 12-17 
 13. Mallorca 12-17 
 14. Ourense 12-17 
 15. CB Tarragona 11-18 
 16. Clin.Rincon 11-18 
 17. Cornella 10-18 
 18. Vigo 5-24 


Standings - LEB Silver
LEB Standings
Group A
 1. Huesca 12-5 
 2. Andorra 10-7 
 3. Navarra 10-7 
 4. Caja Rioja 9-7 
 5. Santurtzi 8-4 
 6. Alaior 8-4 
 7. Rosalia 7-5 
 8. L'Hospitalet 7-5 
 9. ADT Tarragona 6-6 
 10. Prat Juventud 6-11 
 11. Coruna 6-11 
Group B
 1. Promobys 13-4 
 2. Alcazar 12-5 
 3. Huelva 8-9 
 4. Plasencia 6-11 
 5. Real M. II 5-6 
 6. Guadalajara 5-12 
 7. Qalat CajaSol 4-7 
 8. Matchmind 4-7 
 9. Illescas 4-12 
 10. CajasurCord. 3-8 


Stats Leaders - ACB
Points Per Game
 Gerald FITCH
  Fuenlabrada
  (191-G-82)
  Avg: 19.3
 1. Fitch, Fuenlabrada19.3 
 2. Carroll, Gran Canaria19.3 
 3. Tucker, DKV J.17.6 
 4. Vujanic, CB Murcia16.8 
 5. Vasiliadis, Xacob.16.3 
 6. Splitter, Caja L.15.8 
 7. Navarro, Regal B.15.2 
 8. Batista, Fuenlabr.14.7 
 9. Jackson, Xacobeo BS14.3 
 10. Banic, Bizkaia Bilbao14.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Esteban BATISTA
  Fuenlabrada
  (208-F/C-83)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Batista, Fuenlabr.8.1 
 2. Kirksay, Cajasol7.5 
 3. Moss, CB Murcia7.4 
 4. Prestes, CB Murcia7.3 
 5. Hendrix, Granada7.2 
 6. Panko, Lagun A.7.1 
 7. Augustine, Gran C.6.6 
 8. Splitter, Caja L.6.6 
 9. Caner-Medley, Estudi.6.6 
 10. Jackson, Xacobeo BS6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Omar COOK
  Unicaja
  (186-G-82)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Cook, Unicaja6.2 
 2. Huertas, Caja L.5.3 
 3. Stanic, Xacobeo BS5.0 
 4. Rubio, Regal Barca4.8 
 5. Dumas, Valladolid4.8 
 6. Valters, DKV J.4.5 
 7. Calloway, Cajasol4.1 
 8. Norris, Gran C.4.1 
 9. Oliver, Estudiantes3.8 
 10. Tucker, DKV J.3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Tariq KIRKSAY
  Cajasol
  (199-F-79)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Kirksay, Cajasol2.4 
 2. Rubio, Regal Barca2.3 
 3. Van Lacke, Valladolid1.9 
 4. Prigioni, MMC R.1.9 
 5. Jaric, MMC R.1.7 
 6. Rodriguez, Bizkai.1.6 
 7. Triguero, Cajasol1.6 
 8. Fisher, Gran C.1.5 
 9. Calloway, Cajasol1.5 
 10. Vasiliadis, Xacob.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Robert BATTLE
  Valladolid
  (204-C-81)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Battle, Valladolid1.6 
 2. Ruffin, Manresa1.6 
 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.1.0 


Stats Leaders-LEB Silver
Points Per Game
 Courtney PIGRAM
  Andorra
  (185-G-85)
  Avg: 16.7
 1. Pigram, Andorra16.7 
 2. Ferrer, Cajasur .16.6 
 3. Vereen, Rosalia16.2 
 4. Wolfram, Andorra15.7 
 5. Uriz, Santurtzi15.5 
 6. Barcelo, Plasencia15.4 
 7. Johnson, Huesca15.3 
 8. Miller, Coruna15.1 
 9. Thompson, ADT T.15.1 
 10. Zengotitaben., Hue.14.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Shalawn MILLER
  Huelva
  (204-C/F-74)
  Avg: 8.9
 1. Miller, Huelva8.9 
 2. Thompson, ADT T.8.7 
 3. Howard, Guadalaj.8.3 
 4. Santana, Caja Rioja8.2 
 5. Williams, Matchmind7.9 
 6. Johnson, Huesca7.7 
 7. Ausina, Matchmind7.5 
 8. Adams, Navarra7.2 
 9. Matali, Andorra7.1 
 10. Andrews, Huesca7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Ricardo BUSCIGLIO
  Caja Rioja
  (185-G-86)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Busciglio, Caja Rioja5.7 
 2. Castello, ADT T.4.8 
 3. Rufian, Huelva4.3 
 4. Cardenas, Qalat C.3.9 
 5. Gonzalez, Navarra3.8 
 6. Rodriguez, Rosalia3.8 
 7. Santamaria, ADT T.3.8 
 8. Marcos, Alcazar3.7 
 9. Lopez, Coruna3.7 
 10. Canals, Alaior3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Nathan MILLER
  Coruna
  (193-F-87)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Miller, Coruna2.5 
 2. Gomez, Huelva2.3 
 3. Barcelo, Plasencia2.3 
 4. Ott, Caja Rioja2.1 
 5. Johnson, Huesca2.0 
 6. Suka-Umu, Cajasur .2.0 
 7. Bavosi, Promobys1.8 
 8. Martinez, Huelva1.8 
 9. Higgs, L''Hospitalet1.8 
 10. Pigram, Andorra1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Kim ADAMS
  Navarra
  (203-F/C-82)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Adams, Navarra1.5 
 2. Byombo, Illescas1.5 
 3. Thompson, ADT T.1.2 
 4. Matali, Andorra1.1 
 5. Bain, ADT Tarragona1.1 
 6. Williams, Matchmind0.9 
 7. Andrews, Huesca0.9 
 8. Sekulic, Plasencia0.9 
 9. Joseph, Rosalia0.9 
 10. Miller, Huelva0.8 


Standings - ACB
ACB Standings
 1. Regal Barca 24-2 
 2. MMC Real M. 21-5 
 3. Caja Laboral 20-6 
 4. Valencia BC 16-9 
 5. Cajasol 15-11 
 6. Estudiantes 13-12 
 7. Unicaja 13-13 
 8. DKV Joventut 12-13 
 9. Gran Canaria 12-14 
 10. Valladolid 11-14 
 11. Manresa 11-14 
 12. Bizkaia Bilbao 11-15 
 13. Granada 10-15 
 14. Fuenlabrada 10-15 
 15. Lagun Aro GBC 9-16 
 16. Meridiano A. 9-16 
 17. Xacobeo BS 8-18 
 18. CB Murcia 4-21 


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  SWEDEN   


Standings - Basketligan
Basketligan Standings
 1. Norrkoping 34-6 
 2. Plannja 31-8 
 3. Sundsvall 28-12 
 4. Solna 24-16 
 5. Sodertalje 20-20 
 6. Uppsala 18-22 
 7. Gothia Basket 17-23 
 8. Boras 15-25 
 9. 08 14-26 
 10. Eco Orebro 12-28 
 11. Jamtland 7-33 


Stats Leaders - Basketligan
Points Per Game
 Gordon WATT
  Uppsala
  (198-F-86)
  Avg: 20.1
 1. Watt, Uppsala20.1 
 2. Klaric, Eco Orebro19.9 
 3. McKnight, Plannja19.2 
 4. Rush, Gothia Basket19.0 
 5. Palm, Boras18.9 
 6. Sigurdarson, Sunds.17.8 
 7. Akingbade, Jamtl.16.6 
 8. Carter, Gothia B.16.3 
 9. Spagrud, Sundsvall15.9 
 10. Gervin, Norrkoping15.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Michael PALM
  Boras
  (208-C-79)
  Avg: 11.1
 1. Palm, Boras11.1 
 2. Konare, Jamtland10.4 
 3. Akingbade, Jamtl.8.9 
 4. Spagrud, Sundsvall8.8 
 5. Watt, Uppsala8.7 
 6. Rush, Gothia Basket8.4 
 7. Mottram, Gothia B.7.5 
 8. Akesson, Plannja7.5 
 9. Djordjic, Soder.7.1 
 10. Jonzen, Uppsala7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Andrew PLEICK
  Eco Orebro
  (196-G-80)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Pleick, Eco Orebro6.3 
 2. Levin, Sundsvall5.8 
 3. Grant, Norrkoping5.8 
 4. Chuk, Sodertalje5.3 
 5. Mbemba, Solna4.9 
 6. Carter, Gothia B.4.9 
 7. Mitchell, Solna4.8 
 8. Gervin, Norrkoping4.5 
 9. Larsson, Plannja4.3 
 10. McKnight, Plannja3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Rhys CARTER
  Gothia Basket
  (190-G-84)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Carter, Gothia B.2.9 
 2. Chuk, Sodertalje2.2 
 3. McKnight, Plannja2.0 
 4. Grant, Norrkoping2.0 
 5. Crone, Sodertalje2.0 
 6. Hellgren, Jamtland1.9 
 7. Mbemba, Solna1.9 
 8. Mitchell, Solna1.8 
 9. Gervin, Norrkoping1.8 
 10. Pleick, Eco Orebro1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Joakim KJELLBOM
  Norrkoping
  (213-C/F-79)
  Avg: 2
 1. Kjellbom, Norrkoping2.0 
 2. Rosendahl, Plannja1.8 
 3. Konare, Jamtland1.5 
 4. Palm, Boras1.5 
 5. Rush, Gothia Basket1.2 
 6. Ayuba, Norrkoping1.1 
 7. Spagrud, Sundsvall0.9 
 8. Akesson, Plannja0.8 
 9. Walker, Sodertalje0.8 
 10. McNaull, Norrkoping0.7 


It's time for Playoff Basketball - by Andreas Eriksson
Last night was the last round of regular season action in Basketligan. Each team has now had 40 games each to proove their strengths and get to the playoffs and get the best seeds for the playoffs. With 11 teams, and 8 teams advancing to the playoffs only, this means the season also ended last night for Jmtland, 08 Stockholm and newcomers rebro, who had a great start to the season but that as the season went on fell further and further down the standings and unfortunately it wasnt enough to last all the way to playoffs, but rebro should still be proud of their first season in the Swedish Top League.

As the playoffs starts, the best of 5 series will be;

#1 Norrkoping Dolphins vs. #8 Boras Basket
# 4 Solna Vikings vs. #5 Sodertalje Kings

#2 Plannja Basket vs. #7 Gothia Basket
#3 Sundsvall Dragons vs. #6 Uppsala Basket

The playoffs start on Tuesday, and the series are played Best of 5, and where is Eurobasket.com's take on the upcoming series:

Norrkoping Dolphins - Boras Basket
As predicted Norrkoping Dolphins prooved they are were the best team in Sweden throughout the regular season, and there's really nothing that says Bors should have any kind of chance to beat Norrkoping in a Best of 5 series. Norrkoping have 7-8 players that would be starters in any other league team. Anything but 3-0 to Norrkoping is a suprise, and Michael Palm, Jim Nystrom and Henrik Carlsson will really need to step up and play their best basketball for Boras if they want to have any chance of an upset.
Eurobasket predicts: 3-0 Norrkoping Dolphins

Solna Vikings - Sodertalje Kings
The probably hardest serie to predict the outcome of. Solna has alot of talent, but is more individual than the team of Sodertalje. If Solna gets maximum production from their backcourt of Mbemba, Mitchell and Pahlmblad they should win the series, but Sodertljes teammachine is going strong and havent lost on a long while, they are a real team and has been extremley strong at the end of the season. Andrew Mitchell is known as a big shot player, and wil probably need to be on top of his game for Solna to come out winning in this series.
Eurobasket predicts: 3-2 Sodertalje Kings

Plannja Basket - Gothia Basket
Since the arrival of John Williamsson, Plannja has proven they can probably be a real contender to Norrkping for the gold. Williamsson has been great, and they've pulled of some big wins even with Brandon McKnight sidelined with injury (against Norrkoping actually). The questionmark is for McKnight and Vesa Makalainens status, they have battled injuries as of late and may be the two most important players on the Plannja roster, and will surely be needed healthy for Plannja to be a contender. Gothia suffers alot from the loss of Liam Rush to injury, and having lost their big man Neil Mottram to injury for the remainder of the year as well.
Eurobasket predicts: 3-0 Plannja Basket

Sundsvall Dragons - Uppsala Basket
Sundsvall has lost 3 straight going in to the playoffs, including a game against Uppsala. Uppsala however has finished strong and has been up and coming throughout the season. Sundsvall hasnt lost to Uppsala on their homefloor though, and with homecourt advantage agains them Uppsala needs to figure out how to win in Sundsvall. Sundsvall as last years champion is a older team with more experience, while Uppsala will have to rely more on their young talents, especially Anton Gaddefors and Andreas Person, who both are high quality talents and future stars within Swedish Basketball. They also have help of Gordon Watt, undoubtely one of the best players in the league. In the coaching duell it's a no brainer that Sundsvall has the edge in Peter Oqvist over the duo of Anders Jonsson and Bo Eriksson in Uppsala.
Eurobasket predicts: 3-2 Sundsvall Dragons


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Standings - LNA
LNA Standings
 1. Lugano Tigers 23-4 
 2. SAV Vacallo 22-6 
 3. Starwings 20-8 
 4. Fribourg 19-8 
 5. BBC Nyon 14-13 
 6. Monthey 14-14 
 7. Geneva Devils 11-16 
 8. SAM Massagno 10-16 
 9. Boncourt 8-19 
 10. Lausanne 7-20 
 11. MGS 2-26 


Standings - LNB
LNB Standings
 1. Bernex 22-2 
 2. Zurich W. 18-6 
 3. Swiss Central 15-9 
 4. Martigny 14-10 
 5. Vevey 14-10 
 6. Villars 13-11 
 7. Chene 12-12 
 8. Pully 11-13 
 9. Acad.Fribourg 10-14 
 10. DDV Lugano 9-15 
 11. Vernier 9-15 
 12. Zurich K. 6-18 
 13. Neuchatel 2-22 


Stats Leaders LNA
Points Per Game
 Kenny THOMAS
  Lausanne
  (191-G-87)
  Avg: 20.2
 1. Thomas, Lausanne20.2 
 2. Hollins, Starwings20.2 
 3. Brown, Starwings19.8 
 4. Hines, SAM M.19.2 
 5. Abukar, Lugano T.18.1 
 6. Volcy, Monthey17.6 
 7. Schneiderman., SAV V.17.3 
 8. Bradley, MGS17.2 
 9. Lee, Geneva Devils16.9 
 10. Johnson, BBC Nyon16.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marcus SLOAN
  Starwings
  (205-F-82)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Sloan, Starwings10.7 
 2. Flowers, Lausanne10.5 
 3. Grimm, SAM M.9.6 
 4. Thompson, Lausanne9.3 
 5. Volcy, Monthey9.0 
 6. Gugino, Boncourt9.0 
 7. Southall, BBC Nyon8.9 
 8. Sanders, Lugano T.7.5 
 9. VanderMeer, Lugano T.7.2 
 10. Dacevic, SAV V.7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Vernard HOLLINS
  Starwings
  (190-G-80)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Hollins, Starwings6.2 
 2. Lukovic, SAV V.5.6 
 3. Monroe, Boncourt5.4 
 4. Wooten, Boncourt5.0 
 5. Pleux-D., Lausanne5.0 
 6. Bradley, MGS4.9 
 7. Walton, Lugano T.4.9 
 8. Gray, SAM Massagno4.7 
 9. Stein, Lugano T.4.5 
 10. Johnson, BBC Nyon4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Kameron GRAY
  SAM Massagno
  (186-G-82)
  Avg: 3
 1. Gray, SAM Massagno3.0 
 2. Gugino, Boncourt2.6 
 3. Volcy, Monthey2.6 
 4. Tshomba, Boncourt2.4 
 5. Gibson, SAV Vacallo2.3 
 6. Dacevic, SAV V.2.2 
 7. Pleux-D., Lausanne2.0 
 8. Lukovic, SAV V.2.0 
 9. Porchet, Monthey2.0 
 10. Jaquier, Starwings2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Alex THOMPSON
  Lausanne
  (208-F-85)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Thompson, Lausanne3.8 
 2. Southall, BBC Nyon3.3 
 3. VanderMeer, Lugano T.2.6 
 4. Sanders, Lugano T.1.3 
 5. Niang, MGS1.3 
 6. Sloan, Starwings1.3 
 7. Vogt, Fribourg1.1 
 8. Flowers, Lausanne1.1 
 9. Volcy, Monthey1.1 
 10. Gilmore, MGS1.1 


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  TAIWAN   


Standings - SBL
SBL Standings
 1. Dacin Tigers 14-5 
 2. Yulon Luxgen 13-6 
 3. Taiwan Beer 10-8 
 4. KKL 10-9 
 5. Pure Youth 10-10 
 6. Taiwan Mobile 7-11 
 7. Bank of Taiwan 2-17 


Hung's 48 leads Song Shan to repeat as Taiwan high school basketball champion - by Chris Wang
Hung Kang-chao scored 48 points in his final game in high school and led Song Shan High School to a 83-80 comeback victory over Nen-ren Houshold and Commercial Vocation High School to repeat as Taiwan high school's boys basketball champion Saturday.

Thanks to Hung's championship-record offensive output, Song Shan overcame a 11-point third quarter deficit and rallied in the final period for the win, beating Nen-ren in a 2009 HBL (High School Basketball League) championship rematch.

Hung, a senior forward, made 17 of his 28 field goal attempts and 14 of 19 free-throws. He also grabbed 11 rebounds and had 4 steals and two blocked shots in 40 minutes. No other Song Shan player scored in double figures.

The defending champion which has been known for its tenacious man-to-man defense lived up to its nickname 'the green shield, ' forcing nine turnovers from Nen-ren in the fourth period and tied the game at 80 all with 23.9 seconds remaining before Hung made three of four free-throws to secure the win.

Nen-ren, which lost to Song Shan in the HBL championship game for the second consecutive year, was led by Wang Jen-chieh's 25 points and 11 rebounds and point guard Chen Ying-chun's 13 points, 9 rebounds and 11 assists.

In girls' competition, Tamsui Vocation High School beat defending champion Pu Men High School for its first title in three years and the seventh title in school history. Tamsui surpassed Jinou Girls High School as the only seven-time champion in HBL girls' competiton.

Tamsui forward Lin Yu-ting became the first player in history to win Freshman of the Year and the Most Valuable Player awards in the same season.


Battle for playoff seeds heats up - by Chris Wang
Now that about two thirds of the season has passed and with about 10 games left for every team, the battle for playoff seeds has heated up as Taiwan Beer, KKL and Pure Youth are fighting for the No. 3 and the No. 4 seeds in the playoffs.

These three teams are only one game apart, which means any win or loss will have huge impact to the standing.

March 19
PY 111-82 BOT
PY: Huang Chih-feng 19p+5rb+5a, James Mao 18p, J. Sanders 4p+13rb, Hung Chih-shan 15p
BOT: J. Jones 19p+9rb, D. Creighton 16p

Dacin 72-66 TB
Dacin: Tien Lei 19p, B. Allen 11p+12rb, Wang Chih-chun 13p
TB: D. Stribling 16p+18rb+4blk, Chen Shih-nian 13p, Yang Ching-min 13p, Ho Shou-cheng 12p

March 20
YM 79-68 BOT
TM: Foyle 33p+12rb
BOT: Chen Shun-hsiang 28, D. Creighton 10p+10rb

PY 93-78 KKL
PY: James Mao 26, J. Sanders 21p+16rb+7a, Hung Chih-shan 19p
KKL: S. Hawkins 31p+11rb, Chen Ching-huan 19p+7rb

Yulon 76-70 TB
Yulon: Lu Cheng-ju 14p, Lee Chi-yi 14p, Tseng Wen-ting 13p+11rb, Chen Chih-chung 13p
TB: Ho Shou-cheng 16p+8rb, D. Stribling 15p, Chen Shih-nian 14p

Standing
Dacin 14-5
Yulon 13-6
TB 10-8
KKL 10-9
PY 10-10
TM 7-11
BOT 2-17
(Photos: ESPN Taiwan)


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  TURKEY   


Standings - TBL
TBL Standings
 1. Efes Pilsen 21-3 
 2. Fener.Ulker 20-4 
 3. Banvit 16-7 
 4. Besiktas 15-8 
 5. T.Telekom 13-10 
 6. Galatasaray 12-11 
 7. Karsiyaka 12-12 
 8. Erdemir 11-12 
 9. Antalya 11-13 
 10. Bornova 11-13 
 11. Tofas 10-14 
 12. Aliaga 9-14 
 13. Mersin 8-15 
 14. Oyak Renault 7-16 
 15. Kepez Bld 6-17 
 16. Darussafaka 5-18 


TB2L Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Albert FISHER
  Akcakoca P.
  (185-G-86)
  Avg: 26
 1. Fisher, Akcakoca P.26.0 
 2. Haciyeva, Pertevniyal22.0 
 3. Nelson, Akhisar Bld21.9 
 4. Abi, ITU21.2 
 5. Ibekwe, Genc B.21.2 
 6. Garrison, Pamuk.21.1 
 7. Curtis, Beykoz20.1 
 8. Mutaf, FMV I.18.9 
 9. Hairston, Duzce G.18.1 
 10. Eiukwu, Usak18.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Orhan HACIYEVA
  Darussafaka
  (--89)
  Avg: 12.3
 1. Haciyeva, Pertevniyal12.3 
 2. Brown, Yesilyurt12.2 
 3. Curtis, Beykoz11.4 
 4. Nelson, Akhisar Bld11.1 
 5. Egemonye, Optimum .11.1 
 6. Eiukwu, Usak10.8 
 7. Ibekwe, Genc B.10.6 
 8. Garrison, Pamuk.10.2 
 9. Mims, Istanbul.10.0 
 10. Gray, Gelisim10.0 
Assists Per Game
 Admir KAN
  Yesilyurt
  (185-G-83)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Kan, Yesilyurt5.8 
 2. Eris, Istanbul B.B.5.6 
 3. Ogut, Genc Telekom5.2 
 4. Sancar, ITU5.1 
 5. Gacemer, Gelisim5.0 
 6. Kavaklioglu, Hacett.4.7 
 7. Akyol, Olin Genclik4.4 
 8. Hot, Akcakoca P.4.3 
 9. Tunceri, Hacettep.4.3 
 10. Senol, Final Genclik4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Orhan HACIYEVA
  Darussafaka
  (--89)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Haciyeva, Pertevniyal3.1 
 2. Nelson, Akhisar Bld2.3 
 3. Yavuklu, Orman G.2.3 
 4. Ibekwe, Genc B.2.2 
 5. Ogut, Genc Telekom2.2 
 6. Erdogan, Duzce G.2.0 
 7. Mutaf, FMV I.2.0 
 8. Celebioglu, Genc B.2.0 
 9. Fisher, Akcakoca P.2.0 
 10. Ozseven, TED I.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Callistus EIUKWU
  Usak
  (208-F/C-85)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Eiukwu, Usak3.2 
 2. Garrison, Pamuk.2.4 
 3. Fobbs, Trabzonspor2.1 
 4. Ibekwe, Genc B.2.1 
 5. Taylor, Vestel1.9 
 6. Egemonye, Optimum .1.8 
 7. Hairston, Duzce G.1.8 
 8. Courtney, Final G.1.6 
 9. Mims, Istanbul.1.5 
 10. Turkyilmaz, Genc B.1.4 


Standings - TB2L
TB2L Standings
Group A
 1. Hacettepe Un. 20-2 
 2. Trabzonspor 19-3 
 3. Selcuk Univ. 15-7 
 4. Vestel 12-10 
 5. Gelisim 12-10 
 6. Pertevniyal 12-10 
 7. Final Genclik 10-12 
 8. Beykoz 9-13 
 9. Orman 8-14 
 10. Istanbul B.B. 8-14 
 11. Duzce Genclik 6-16 
 12. Yeni Nesil 1-21 
Group B
 1. Edirne Genclik 17-5 
 2. Genc Telekom 15-7 
 3. FMV Isikspor 15-7 
 4. Usak 12-10 
 5. ITU 12-10 
 6. Yesilyurt 12-10 
 7. Akhisar Bld 12-10 
 8. Optimum TED 9-13 
 9. TED Istanbul 8-14 
 10. Genc Banvit. 7-15 
 11. Pamukkale 7-15 
 12. Akcakoca P. 6-16 


Stats Leaders - D1
Points Per Game
 Quincy DOUBY
  Darussafaka
  (191-G-84)
  Avg: 23.7
 1. Douby, Darussafaka23.7 
 2. Shipp, Bornova19.8 
 3. Chatman, Besiktas18.4 
 4. Brown, Bornova18.1 
 5. Hosley, Aliaga17.8 
 6. Toolson, Karsiyaka17.8 
 7. Baxter, Besiktas17.6 
 8. Stanojevic, Kepez B.17.0 
 9. Williams, Erdemir16.8 
 10. McClinton, Aliaga16.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jermareo DAVIDSON
  Darussafaka
  (208-F-84)
  Avg: 10.9
 1. Davidson, Darussaf.10.9 
 2. Heytvelt, Oyak R.9.9 
 3. Williams, Erdemir9.2 
 4. Hosley, Aliaga8.5 
 5. Aldemir, Karsiyaka7.8 
 6. Greene, Antalya7.3 
 7. Smith, Karsiyaka7.3 
 8. Elegar, Bornova7.0 
 9. Bowman, Tofas6.9 
 10. Wilkinson, Galatasa.6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Hakan KOSEOGLU
  Erdemir
  (188-G-81)
  Avg: 8.2
 1. Koseoglu, Erdemir8.2 
 2. Chatman, Besiktas6.1 
 3. Ermis, Banvit5.0 
 4. Douby, Darussafaka4.9 
 5. James, Mersin4.4 
 6. Acik, T.Telekom4.4 
 7. Erden, Bornova4.0 
 8. Jackson, Antalya4.0 
 9. Ukic, Fener.Ulker3.9 
 10. Preldzic, Fener.Ulker3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Quinton HOSLEY
  Aliaga
  (198-G/F-84)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Hosley, Aliaga2.9 
 2. Chatman, Besiktas2.4 
 3. Erden, Kepez Bld2.3 
 4. Shipp, Bornova2.3 
 5. Douby, Darussafaka2.3 
 6. Smith, Efes Pilsen2.1 
 7. Famutimi, Oyak R.2.0 
 8. James, Mersin2.0 
 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, Tofas1.3 
 4. Elegar, Bornova1.3 
 5. Solak, Galatasaray1.3 
 6. Davidson, Darussaf.1.3 
 7. Bowman, Tofas1.2 
 8. Davis, Banvit1.2 
 9. Heytvelt, Oyak R.1.1 
 10. Wilkinson, Galatasa.1.0 


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  UKRAINE   


Standings - Superleague
Superleague Standings
 1. Budivelnyk 19-2 
 2. Kryvbasbasket 19-3 
 3. Ferro-ZNTU 16-5 
 4. BC Kyiv 14-6 
 5. BC Odessa 14-6 
 6. Azovmash 13-9 
 7. Dnipro 11-10 
 8. Mykolaiv 9-12 
 9. Halychyna 9-12 
 10. Hoverla 9-12 
 11. Khimik 8-13 
 12. Pulsar 4-17 
 13. DniproAzot 3-19 
 14. Gryfony 0-22 
ZFolded
 1. BC Donetsk 0-0 


Stats Leaders - Men
Points Per Game
 Khalid EL-AMIN
  Budivelnyk
  (178-G-79)
  Avg: 23.2
 1. El-Amin, Budivelnyk23.2 
 2. Karim, DniproAzot21.3 
 3. Thomas, Fe.20.1 
 4. McClintock, Mykolaiv19.6 
 5. Curry, Azovmash18.2 
 6. Mitchell, Khimik18.2 
 7. DeGroat, BC Odessa18.0 
 8. Williams, Halychyna17.9 
 9. Crowe, Dnipro17.6 
 10. Atanackovic, Gryfo.17.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Michael FRASER
  Hoverla
  (203-C/F-84)
  Avg: 11.6
 1. Fraser, Hoverla11.6 
 2. Thomas, Fe.11.1 
 3. Pettway, Dnipro7.9 
 4. McClintock, Mykolaiv7.8 
 5. Finn, Halychyna7.4 
 6. Morton, DniproAzot7.3 
 7. Hunter, Fe.7.1 
 8. Rizvic, Azovmash7.0 
 9. Dubnyuk, Pulsar6.9 
 10. Agafonov, Khimik6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Jason CROWE
  Dnipro
  (193-G-76)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Crowe, Dnipro7.3 
 2. Blassingame, BC Od.7.1 
 3. Sparks, Hoverla5.8 
 4. Karim, DniproAzot5.5 
 5. El-Amin, Budivelnyk5.4 
 6. Mitchell, Khimik5.4 
 7. Lukashov, BC Kyiv5.2 
 8. Burtt, Fe.4.8 
 9. Love, Mykolaiv4.5 
 10. Koljevic, Khimik4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Fred HOUSE
  Azovmash
  (195-F-78)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. House, Azovmash2.9 
 2. Crowe, Dnipro2.3 
 3. El-Amin, Budivelnyk2.2 
 4. Jeromanovs, Mykol.2.0 
 5. Perry, BC Donetsk1.9 
 6. Curry, Azovmash1.7 
 7. Sparks, Hoverla1.7 
 8. Mitchell, Khimik1.7 
 9. Karim, DniproAzot1.6 
 10. Tiggs, Fe.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Viacheslav KRAVTSOV
  BC Kyiv
  (212-C-87)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Kravtsov, BC Kyiv2.8 
 2. Pettway, Dnipro2.1 
 3. McClintock, Mykolaiv2.0 
 4. Rizvic, Azovmash2.0 
 5. Morton, DniproAzot1.6 
 6. Balashov, BC Odessa1.6 
 7. Owens, BC Donetsk1.3 
 8. Agafonov, Khimik1.3 
 9. Matyukevych, Mykol.1.1 
 10. Ulyanko, Pulsar1.0 


Superleague Round: 25 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Khimik - BC Kyiv 60-81
BC Kyiv thumped Khimik away from home. Maksym Pustozvonov (200-F-87, agency: Promotex) produced 21 points to lead the effort. Dmytro Zabirchenko finished with 15 points as BC Kyiv improved at 14-6 record. Larry Abney debuted for Khimik with 13 points and 5 rebounds.

Gryfony - Kryvbasbasket 61-96
Kryvbasbasket registered the 19th win in the season as they coasted past Gryfony in Symferopil. Victor Kondratovets (187-G-76) scored 16 points to lead the visitos. Dmitry Glebov canned 14 points for the winners. Gryfony replied with 22 points and 6 rebounds from Predrag Miletic.

Azovmash - Ferro-ZNTU 81-69
Azovmash prevailed against Ferro-ZNTU in Mariupol. Hasan Rizvic (212-C-84) scored 18 points and grabbed 8 rebounds to lead the hosts. Ramel Curry added 16 points for the winners. Steve Burtt replied with 20 points for Ferro-ZNTU. Charles Thomas accounted for 18 points in defeat.

Budivelnyk - Dnipro 97-84
Budivelnyk remained on top of the ladder as they held off visiting Dnipro. Khalid El-Amin (178-G-79, agency: Beo Basket, college: Connecticut) nailed 19 points and issued 8 assists for Budivelnyk. Gerrod Henderson provided 17 points for the winning team. Jason Crowe shone for Dnipro as he tallied 29 points, 13 assists and 7 rebounds.



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  UNITED KINGDOM   


Standings - BBL
BBL Standings
 1. Newcastle E. 25-5 
 2. Sheffield S. 24-5 
 3. Scottish R. 19-10 
 4. Leicester R. 19-11 
 5. Cheshire J. 16-12 
 6. Everton T. 15-13 
 7. MK Lions 14-13 
 8. Worthing T. 14-16 
 9. Worcester W. 11-17 
 10. Guildford H. 11-19 
 11. Plymouth R. 9-19 
 12. Essex Pirates 5-23 
 13. London C. 3-22 


Stats Leaders - BBL
Points Per Game
 Mike COOK
  Sheffield S.
  (193-G/F-84)
  Avg: 26.8
 1. Cook, Sheffield S.26.8 
 2. Bratton, Worthing.24.4 
 3. Wierzbicki, Leices.21.2 
 4. Moore, Everton T.21.1 
 5. Yanders, Scottish.20.6 
 6. Patton, Sheffiel.20.3 
 7. Harrison, MK Lions20.3 
 8. Valencia, Plymouth R.19.6 
 9. Toney, Sheffield S.19.5 
 10. Middleton, Worceste.19.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Tafari TONEY
  Sheffield S.
  (203-F/C-86)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Toney, Sheffield S.10.8 
 2. Johnson, Leiceste.10.3 
 3. Janusauskas, London C.9.4 
 4. Rodrigo, Essex P.9.2 
 5. Rowe, Plymouth R.9.0 
 6. Richard, Worthing.8.4 
 7. Gariba, London C.7.9 
 8. New, MK Lions7.8 
 9. Martin, Guildford H.7.1 
 10. Stewart, Newcastl.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Jessie SAPP
  Scottish R.
  (191-G-)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Sapp, Scottish R.7.7 
 2. Martin, Plymouth.7.3 
 3. Moore, Everton T.6.0 
 4. Patton, Sheffiel.5.1 
 5. Drakeford, Guildfor.5.0 
 6. Yanders, Scottish.4.6 
 7. Westbrooks, Leices.4.6 
 8. Jackson, Newcastl.4.5 
 9. Middleton, Worceste.4.4 
 10. Peterson, Cheshire.4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Trey MOORE
  Everton T.
  (192-G-75)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Moore, Everton T.2.5 
 2. Babalola, Evert.2.4 
 3. Middleton, Worceste.2.3 
 4. Peterson, Cheshire.2.3 
 5. Normantas, Worceste.2.1 
 6. Sapp, Scottish R.2.1 
 7. O''Reilly, Cheshire.2.1 
 8. Jivens, London C.1.9 
 9. Lasker, Plymouth.1.9 
 10. Adu, Essex Pirates1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Kadiri RICHARD
  Worthing T.
  (203-F-80)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Richard, Worthing.2.1 
 2. Johnson, Leiceste.2.0 
 3. Hanke, Scottish R.1.7 
 4. Toney, Sheffield S.1.5 
 5. Morris, MK Lions1.1 
 6. Young, Cheshire J.1.0 
 7. Copeland, Scottish.1.0 
 8. Janusauskas, London C.1.0 
 9. Flournoy, Newcastl.0.9 
 10. Holmes, MK Lions0.9 


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  VENEZUELA   


Standings - LPB
LPB Standings
1. Cocodrilos 10-4
2. Panteras 10-6
3. Gaiteros 9-5
4. Guaros 9-5
5. Marinos 9-6
6. Trotamundos 9-6
7. Guaiqueries 6-8
8. Gigantes 4-10
9. Bucaneros 3-11
10. Toros 2-10


LPB 2010 - Week 4 (Mar 14th): Guaiqueries sweep, Guaros and Gaiteros win big at home - by Francisco Vega
Barquisimeto, Venezuela.- Guaiqueries completed an away sweep over Toros de Aragua to get closer to the playoff spots. Guaros de Lara and Gaiteros del Zulia earned big victories at home over two tough rivals, Marinos de Anzoategui and Trotamundos de Carabobo.

Guaiqueries de Margarita 79 - Toros de Aragua 74
Rafael Romero Bolivar Colisseum - Maracay, Aragua

Quarter by quarter
TOR: 22-24-10-18= 74
GUAI: 19-19-17-24= 79

Scorers
GUAI: Edgar Arteaga (198-F-76) 17 points, Cesar Silva (187-G/F-81) 16 points, Cristian Montas (202-F/C-79) 10 points, 8 rebounds ad 4 blocks, Christopher Moore (205-F-82) 10 points, Carlos Cedeno (193-G/F-85) 9 points and 5 assists, Tulio Cobos (196-F-86) 5 points, Francisco Sanabria (190-G-77) 5 points, Ricky Johns (190-G-85) 4 points, Douglas Chiquito (193-G-86) 2 points, Alejandro Barrios (205-C-79) 1 point, Jackson Zapata (198-F-85) 0 points, Rene Farias (188-G-86) 0 points
TOR: Joseph Bunn (198-F/C-75) 21 points and 7 rebounds, Jamahr Warren (194-G/F-79) 13 points and 6 rebounds, Ruben Pachano (185-G-76) 11 points, Amber Marin (208-C-81) 11 points, Ernesto Mijares (190-G-76) 8 points, Sean Colson (182-G-75) 6 points, Jesus Urbina (201-F-84) 2 points, Jhon Romero (199-F-85) 2 points, David Cedeno (190-G-83) 0 points, Rodrigo Rodriguez (198-F-80) 0 points, Alejandro Otaiza (190-F-76) 0 points, Roberto Basanta (192-F-82) 0 points

Guaros de Lara 83 - Marinos de Anzoategui 79 (ET)
Domo Bolivariano - Barquisimeto, Lara

Quarter by quarter
GUA: 8-18-21-23-13= 83
MAR: 12-17-26-15-9= 79

Scorers
GUA: Heissler Guillent (186-G-86) 34 points and 7 steals, Kervis Ramirez (190-G-78) 16 points, Pablo Machado (207-C-77) 6 points, 7 rebounds and 4 steals, Heberth Bayona (210-C-78) 6 points, Sonys Reyes (181-G-86) 6 points, Carlos Morris (194-G-75) 5 points, Mike Smith (201-G/F-76) 5 points, Cordell Henry (178-G-80) 3 points, Jose Martinez (196-F-82) 2 points, Anthony Steward (200-F-78) 0 points, Rafael Rodriguez (G) 0 points
MAR: Axiers Sucre (198-F-78) 13 points and 6 rebounds, Hector Romero (202-F-80) 12 points and 6 rebounds, Martin Zeno (196-G-85) 12 points, Diego Guevara (184-G-77) 12 points, Gregory Vargas (182-G-86) 12 points, Henry Dugat (183-G-87) 11 points, Hatila Passos (211-C-86) 5 points and 8 rebounds, Luis Julio (199-F-80) 2 points, Edgar Lugo (189-G-82) 0 points, Leonardo Cappare (186-G-80) 0 points, Robert Iriarte 0 points

Gaiteros del Zulia 80 - Trotamundos de Carabobo 74
Belisario Aponte Arena - Maracaibo, Zulia

Quarter by quarter
GAI: 24-23-13-20= 80
TRO: 15-24-13-22= 74

Scorers
GAI: David Reichel (202-F/G-84) 24 points, Ruben Nembhard (191-G-72) 22 points and 8 rebounds, Francisco Centeno (201-G/F-85) 15 points, Enielsen Guevara (204-F/C-82) 11 points
TRO: Kellen Milliner (193-G-83) 16 points, Jose Vargas (196-G/F-82) 16 points, Richard Lugo (209-C-73) 11 points, Alex Galindo (198-F-85) 10 points

LPB 2010 - Week 4 (Mar 12): Cocodrilos defeats Gigantes - by Francisco Vega
Barquisimeto, Venezuela.- Cocodrilos de Caracas defeated Gigantes de Guayana in the first match of a home series and is hanging on to the lead in the LPB 2010 regular season standings.

Cocodrilos de Caracas 94 - Gigantes de Guayana 83
Naciones Unidas Park - Caracas, D.C.

Quarter by quarter
COC: 19-16-29-30= 94
GIG: 18-22-10-33= 83

Scorers
COC: Tephen Hamilton (201-F-78) 22 points, Kevin Freeman (201-F-78) 16 points, Edgar Moreno (191-G-81) 16 points, Luis Bethelmy (200-C-86) 14 points, 6 rebounds, 3 blocks and 4 steals, Windi Graterol (204-C-86) 12 points, Jesus Centeno (190-G-85) 9 points, Henry Paez (184-G-70) 5 points, Juan Herrera (197-F-81) 0 points, Derson Santos (197-F-84) 0 points, Jhoyfer Diaz (196-F-87) 0 points, Kenji Urdaneta (188-G-85) 0 points, Robert Palacios (185-G) 0 points
GIG: Terquin Mott (203-F-74) 23 points and 7 rebounds, Victor David Diaz (195-F-68) 20 points, Clarence Matthews (201-F-83) 17 points and 8 rebounds, Omar Quintero (183-G-81) 9 points, Jose Ramos (198-F-71) 5 points, Jorge Diaz 3 points, Jorge Leon (186-G-79) 2 points, Ludwing Irazabal (201-C/F-73) 2 points, Randy Vazquez (190-G-78) 2 points, Douglas Rodriguez (185-G-79) 0 points, Marlon Patino (204-F/C-80) 0 points, Omar Mejias (175-G-80) 0 points


LPB 2010 - Week 4 (Mar. 13th): Cocodrilos completes the task, Guaiqueries wins on the road - by Francisco Vega
Barquisimeto, Venezuela.- Cocodrilos de Caracas completed a sweep over Gigantes de Guayana as hosts to stay at first place of the LPB standings, while Guaiqueries de Margarita started their way back up in the fight for the playoff spots, by taking down Toros de Aragua on the road. .

Cocodrilos de Caracas 89 - Gigantes de Guayana 84
Naciones Unidas Park - Caracas, D.C.

Quarter by quarter
COC: 18-20-28-23= 89
GIG: 25-19-18-22= 84

Scorers
COC: Tephen Hamilton (201-F-78) 19 points, Luis Bethelmy (200-C-86) 14 points, 7 rebounds, 2 blocks and 5 steals, Jesus Centeno (190-G-85) 13 points, Kevin Freeman (201-F-78) 11 points and 6 rebounds, Edgar Moreno (191-G-81) 10 points, Juan Herrera (197-F-81) 8 points, Windi Graterol (204-C-86) 8 points, Henry Paez (184-G-70) 6 points, Derson Santos (197-F-84) 0 points, Jhoyfer Diaz (196-F-87) 0 points, Kenji Urdaneta (188-G-85) 0 points, Robert Palacios (185-G) 0 points
GIG: Clarence Matthews (201-F-83) 21 points and 7 rebounds, Terquin Mott (203-F-74) 15 points, Omar Quintero (183-G-81) 15 points, Victor David Diaz (195-F-68) 12 points and 10 rebounds, Jose Ramos (198-F-71) 10 points, Jorge Diaz (195-F-77) 6 points, Jorge Leon (186-G-79) 4 points, Douglas Rodriguez (185-G-79) 1 point, Ludwing Irazabal (201-C/F-73) 0 points, Antonio Sucre (193-F-83) 0 points, Marlon Patino (204-F/C-80) 0 points, Omar Mejias (175-G-80) 0 points

Guaiqueries de Margarita 84 - Toros de Aragua 77
Rafael Romero Bolivar Colisseum - Maracay, Aragua

Quarter by quarter
TOR: 24-17-22-14= 77
GUAI: 19-27-15-23= 84

Scorers
GUAI: Cristian Montas (202-F/C-79) 17 points and 14 rebounds, Cesar Silva (187-G/F-81) 14 points, Tulio Cobos (196-F-86) 12 points, Ricky Johns (190-G-85) 11 points, Christopher Moore (205-F-82) 9 points, Carlos Cedeno (193-G/F-85) 5 points and 6 assists, Alejandro Barrios (205-C-79) 5 points, Francisco Sanabria (190-G-77) 5 points, Edgar Arteaga (198-F-76) 4 points, Douglas Chiquito (193-G-86) 2 points, Jackson Zapata (198-F-85) 0 points, Rene Farias (188-G-86) 0 points
TOR: Joseph Bunn (198-F/C-75) 23 points and 8 rebounds, Jamahr Warren (194-G/F-79) 12 points, Sean Colson (182-G-75) 10 points, Ernesto Mijares (190-G-76) 10 points, Jesus Urbina (201-F-84) 9 points and 12 rebounds, David Cedeno (190-G-83) 6 points, Jhon Romero (199-F-85) 3 points, Ruben Pachano (185-G-76) 2 points, Amber Marin (208-C-81) 2 points, Rodrigo Rodriguez (198-F-80) 0 points, Alejandro Otaiza (190-F-76) 0 points, Roberto Basanta (192-F-82) 0 points




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CIS Awards 2009-10 - by Eurobasket
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Kelsey Hodgson
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Amanda Anderson
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Marie-Michelle Genois
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CIS All-Canadian 1st Team
Robyn Buna (180-F-88) of Simon Fraser
Kelsey Hodgson (178-G) of Cape Breton
Amanda Anderson (173-G) of Western
Marie-Michelle Genois (188-F-86) of Laval
Lindsay Degroot (178-G-84) of Saskatchewan

CIS All-Canadian 2nd Team

Kayla Dykstra (188-F-87) of Victoria
Alise Brown (173-G) of Acadia
Chanelle St-Amour (168-G-87) of Laval
Hannah Sunley-Paisley (186-C) of Ottawa
Nicki Schutz (183-F) of Toronto

CIS Canadian All-Rookie Team
Kristina Collins (178-G) of Simon Fraser
Justine Colley (175-G-91) of Saint Mary's
Marie-Pascale Nadeau (188-C-89) of Laval
Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe (188-F) of Simon Fraser
Jessica Clemencon (188-F-89) of Windsor

CIS All-Canadian Player of the Year: Robyn Buna of Simon Fraser
CIS All-Canadian Defensive Player of the Year: Katie Miyazaki (175-F) of Simon Fraser
CIS All-Canadian Rookie of the Year: Jessica Clemencon of Windsor
CIS All-Canadian Coach of the Year: Brian Cheng of Victoria
CIS All-Canadian Outstanding Student-Athlete: Michele Hynes (168-G-87) of Manitoba
CIS All-Tournament MVP: Robyn Buna of Simon Fraser
CIS All-Tournament Fair Play Award: Lindsay Degroot of Saskatchewan

CIS All-Tournament Team
Robyn Buna of Simon Fraser
Kate Hole (188-C-88) of Simon Fraser
Jessica Clemencon of Windsor
Jill Humbert (170-G-88) of Saskatchewan
Joanna Zalesiak (174-G-88) of Regina


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ZBL Round: 3 (Quarter-Finals) - by Eurobasket News
Valosun Brno - Trutnov 84-86
Trutnov swept their quarterfinal series against Valosun. Trutnov celebrated the victory in Brno to advance into the semis. Darina Misurova (163-G-81) provided 32 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Michaela Hartigova had 22 points and 7 rebounds for Trutnov. Veronika Vlkova responded with 25 points and 6 steals for Valosun. Michaela Zrustova nailed 20 points and pulled down 9 rebounds in defeat.

Strakonice - Frisco Sika 70-109
Frisco Sika outgunned Strakonice on the road to sweep the quarterfinal series. Eva Viteckova (189-F-82) scored 25 points to lead the charge. DeWanna Bonner produced 17 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists in the victory. Petra Reisingerova responded with 17 points and 11 caroms for Strakonice.

Hradec Kralove - USK Praha 65-112
USK Praha prevailed against Hradec Kralove to advance into CBF semifinals. Tereza Peckova (191-F-87) and Sonja Kireta scored 17 points each to lead USK Praha. Katerina Elhotova provided 16 points in the winning effort. Klara Pochobradska and Katerina Novakova responded with 15 points apiece for Hradec Kralove.

Karlovy Vary - Slovanka MB 81-88
Slovanka paved their way into the semifinal after they handled Karlovy Vary on the road in Game 3. Lenka Sipova (185-C-88) led balanced effort with 18 points and 15 boards. Eva Sipova contributed 17 points for the winning side. Michaela Magerciakova responded with 22 points and 7 rebounds for Karlovy Vary.



Stats Leaders - Women
Points Per Game
 Petra REISINGEROVA
  Strakonice
  (196-C-73)
  Avg: 18.8
 1. Reisingerova, Strako.18.8 
 2. Vlkova, Valosun .18.3 
 3. Misurova, Trutnov18.0 
 4. Viteckova, Frisco S.17.0 
 5. Zrustova, Valosun .16.8 
 6. Wallace, BA Sparta15.6 
 7. Vetrovcova, Karlov.15.4 
 8. Sipova, Slovanka.15.0 
 9. Snajdrova-Z., Trutn.14.6 
 10. Hartigova, Trutnov14.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Petra REISINGEROVA
  Strakonice
  (196-C-73)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Reisingerova, Strako.10.7 
 2. Kulichova, Frisco S.8.9 
 3. Hartigova, Trutnov8.7 
 4. Sipova, Slovanka.8.2 
 5. Stepanova, VS Praha7.9 
 6. Vetrovcova, Karlov.7.4 
 7. Zrustova, Valosun .7.4 
 8. Tamane, USK Praha6.8 
 9. Svobodova, Valosun .6.8 
 10. Bonner, Frisco Sika6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Hana NEZDARILOVA-STANKOVA
  Slovanka MB
  (170-G-84)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Nezdarilova-S., Slovan.4.8 
 2. Horakova, Frisco S.4.2 
 3. Skerovic, Frisco Sika3.6 
 4. Bednarova, USK P.3.2 
 5. Whalen, USK Praha3.1 
 6. Borecka, Karlovy .2.7 
 7. Johnova, Strakonice2.5 
 8. DeHaven, Karlovy .2.4 
 9. Misurova, Trutnov2.4 
 10. Maltsi, USK Praha2.3 
Steals Per Game
 Hana NEZDARILOVA-STANKOVA
  Slovanka MB
  (170-G-84)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Nezdarilova-S., Slovan.3.5 
 2. Horakova, Frisco S.3.5 
 3. Wallace, BA Sparta2.8 
 4. DeHaven, Karlovy .2.8 
 5. Snajdrova-Z., Trutn.2.7 
 6. Sipova, Slovanka.2.5 
 7. Borecka, Karlovy .2.4 
 8. Brantlova, Karlovy .2.3 
 9. Vetrovcova, Karlov.2.3 
 10. Elhotova, USK Praha2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Petra KULICHOVA
  Frisco Sika
  (198-C-84)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Kulichova, Frisco S.1.9 
 2. Tamane, USK Praha1.6 
 3. Reisingerova, Strako.1.1 
 4. Novakova, Hradec K.1.1 
 5. Stepanova, VS Praha1.0 
 6. Kraayveld, USK P.1.0 
 7. Vetrovcova, Karlov.0.9 
 8. Kohoutova, Hradec K.0.8 
 9. Svobodova, Valosun .0.8 
 10. Wallace, BA Sparta0.7 


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Standings - Women
Meistriliiga Standings
 1. Eclex Tallinn 17-1 
 2. TLU 9-8 
 3. Audentes 7-9 
 4. Tartu Ulikooli 1-16 


TLU hand Eclex first loss in Meistriliiga season - by Eurobasket News
TLU/Volta surprised Eclex 79:76 on the road to earn the 9th win in the season. The loss turned out to be the first one for Eclex. Anzela Okuneva (174-F-84) came up with 24 points and 9 rebounds to lead TLU. Eclex entered the game in a traditional dominating manner. The hosts built an 8-point buffer ten minutes into the game. But TLU turned things around in the second quarter. They capitalized on numerous turnovers from Eclex and punished the hosts sloppiness. TLU outgunned Eclex 27:15 in the second frame and built a 43:39 lead at halftime. Eclex tried to change the complexion of the encounter in the third stanza but TLU stayed calm. They ensured a 3-point lead heading into the fourth period. The teams traded baskets in the fourth quarter with neither side able to pull away. But the cushion TLU had before helped the visitors to snatch a narrow victory at the end. Annika Koster (185-C-92) finished with 14 points for TLU. Jana Rannaveski (172-G-87) provided 13 points in the win. Kerttu Jallai (179-F-90) replied with 24 points and 15 rebounds for Eclex. Laina Mesila-Kaarmann notched 15 points in defeat.


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Stats Leaders - Women
Points Per Game
 Lisa LEE
  PeKa
  (183-F-84)
  Avg: 21.3
 1. Lee, PeKa21.3 
 2. Freeman, S-Hameen.21.2 
 3. Haynes, FoA20.5 
 4. Bailey, FoA18.4 
 5. Tuukkanen, PeKa17.6 
 6. Robinson, Huima17.5 
 7. Johnson, HoNsU16.8 
 8. Pounds, HoNsU16.5 
 9. Freshour, S-Hameen.16.3 
 10. Pellom, FoA15.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kenya ROBINSON
  Huima
  (182-C-70)
  Avg: 14.3
 1. Robinson, Huima14.3 
 2. Freeman, S-Hameen.12.4 
 3. Johnson, HoNsU12.1 
 4. Tuukkanen, PeKa11.0 
 5. Solovyeva, Catz10.8 
 6. Haynes, Espoo Team10.3 
 7. Laaksonen, Espoo T.10.2 
 8. Glover, Huima10.2 
 9. Moua, Kerava ET10.1 
 10. Freshour, S-Hameen.9.7 
Assists Per Game
 Vilma KESANEN
  Catz
  (173-G-88)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Kesanen, Catz3.2 
 2. Snelgro, HoNsU3.2 
 3. Robinson, Huima3.1 
 4. Green, PeKa3.1 
 5. Pellom, FoA2.5 
 6. Small, Huima2.5 
 7. Piipari, Catz2.4 
 8. Bailey, FoA2.4 
 9. Haynes, FoA2.3 
 10. Pounds, HoNsU2.3 
Steals Per Game
 Lisa LEE
  PeKa
  (183-F-84)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Lee, PeKa3.2 
 2. Pounds, HoNsU3.2 
 3. Snelgro, HoNsU2.8 
 4. Pellom, FoA2.6 
 5. Green, PeKa2.6 
 6. Bailey, FoA2.3 
 7. Johnson, HoNsU2.3 
 8. Reshetko, Catz2.1 
 9. Robinson, Huima2.1 
 10. Moua, Espoo Team2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Rene HAYNES
  FoA
  (177-G-85)
  Avg: 0.5
 1. Haynes, FoA0.5 
 2. Pellom, FoA0.5 
 3. Kesanen, S-Hameen.0.5 
 4. Bailey, FoA0.5 
 5. Jahilo, FoA0.5 
 6. Green, PeKa0.4 
 7. Koponen, Kerava ET0.4 
 8. Jones, PeKa0.4 
 9. Lehtoranta, PeKa0.4 
 10. Lehtoranta, S-Hameen.0.4 


D1 Round: 28 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Espoo Team - Catz 68-60
Espoo Team clinched the second spot in the ladder as they shot down Catz at home court. Niina Laaksonen (185-F/C-85) knocked down 22 points to pace the hosts. Susanna Rinta posted 19 points in the win. Elena Reshetko replied with 20 points for the regular season leaders.

PeKa - FoA 102-54
PeKa outscored FoA in the final round of D1 regular season. Taru Tuukkanen (190-C-77, college: Xavier) scored 25 points and grabbed 9 rebounds to lead PeKa. Lisa Lee added 21 points and 12 boards in the victory. Rene Haynes responded with 16 points for FoA.

S-Hameenmaa - Huima 64-69
Huima prevailed against Team S-Hameenmaa on the road. Lavesa Glover (191-C-86, college: Wisc.-Green Bay) accounted for 16 points and 9 rebounds to pace Huima. Kenya Robinson netted 14 points and pulled down 19 rebounds for the visitors. Shanika Freeman had 22 points and 8 rebounds for Team S-Hameenmaa.

HoNsU - Kerava ET 72-48
HoNSu knocked down Kerava to wrap up the regular season campaign. Danyelle Snelgro (165-G-87, college: Utah St.) knocked down 16 points and made 5 steals for HoNSu. Dionne Pounds netted 14 points for the winners. Viena Koponen notched 13 points and 9 caroms for Kerava.



Standings - Women
D1 Standings
 1. Catz 23-5 
 2. PeKa 20-8 
 3. Espoo Team 20-8 
 4. Huima 18-10 
 5. FoA 9-19 
 6. HoNsU 9-19 
 7. S-Hameenmaa 7-21 
 8. Keravan 6-22 


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LFB Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Lenae WILLIAMS
  Mondeville
  (186-F-79)
  Avg: 16.3
 1. Williams, Mondeville16.3 
 2. Taylor, Nantes16.1 
 3. Houston, Tarbes15.3 
 4. Akonga Nsimb., Arr.14.9 
 5. Anderson, Villeneuve14.9 
 6. Eldebrink, Tarbes14.6 
 7. Stansbury, Aix-en-P.14.3 
 8. Berezhynska, Monde.14.2 
 9. Humphrey, Calais14.0 
 10. Yacoubou-D., Tarbes14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Agathe NNINDJEM
  Toulouse
  (192-C-80)
  Avg: 9.4
 1. Nnindjem, Toulouse9.4 
 2. Neaves, Calais8.5 
 3. Sy, Nantes8.4 
 4. Stansbury, Aix-en-P.7.9 
 5. Bonnan, Mondeville7.9 
 6. Humphrey, Calais7.8 
 7. Comfort, Villeneuve7.8 
 8. Davis, Limoges7.6 
 9. Amant, Arras7.6 
 10. Dijon, Lattes M.7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Kathleen MACLEOD
  Nantes
  (167-G-86)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Macleod, Nantes6.4 
 2. Aubert, Mondeville5.6 
 3. Lepron, Tarbes5.0 
 4. Mitchell, Arras4.9 
 5. Spatharou, Limoges4.7 
 6. Tanqueray, Villeneuve4.2 
 7. Cousseins, Calais3.8 
 8. Hermouet, Toulouse3.6 
 9. Metcalf, Toulouse3.4 
 10. Cibert, Calais3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Aja PARHAM
  Landes
  (183-G/F-84)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Parham, Landes2.6 
 2. Aubert, Mondeville2.4 
 3. Bremont, Armentie.2.4 
 4. Hermouet, Toulouse2.2 
 5. Michel, Arras2.2 
 6. Mitchell, Arras2.1 
 7. Gomis, Arras2.1 
 8. Spatharou, Limoges2.0 
 9. Konate, Landes1.9 
 10. Copeland, Challes1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Leah METCALF
  Toulouse
  (173-G-83)
  Avg: 0.9
 1. Metcalf, Toulouse0.9 
 2. Gueye, Limoges0.8 
 3. Nnindjem, Toulouse0.8 
 4. Page, Aix-en-Prov.0.7 
 5. Fikiel, Toulouse0.7 
 6. Ayissi, Armentieres0.6 
 7. Stansbury, Aix-en-P.0.6 
 8. Nedovic, Armentie.0.6 
 9. Cousseins, Calais0.6 
 10. Maurice, Toulouse0.5 


Standings - LFB
LFB Standings
 1. Tarbes 19-2 
 2. Bourges 18-3 
 3. Arras 16-6 
 4. Nantes 15-7 
 5. ESB Villeneu. 14-8 
 6. Montpellier 13-7 
 7. Mondeville 13-8 
 8. Challes 9-13 
 9. COB Calais 8-13 
 10. Landes 8-14 
 11. Toulouse 6-14 
 12. Armentieres 5-17 
 13. Aix-en-Prov. 5-17 
 14. Limoges 0-21 


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Standings - Women
DBBL Standings
 1. Saarlouis 18-4 
 2. Wasserburg 16-6 
 3. Freiburg 15-7 
 4. Marburg 15-7 
 5. Halle 14-8 
 6. Herner 12-10 
 7. Oberhausen 12-10 
 8. Wolfenbuettel 9-13 
 9. Donau-Ries 7-15 
 10. Leipzig 5-17 
 11. Rhein MB 5-17 
 12. Opladen 4-18 


Stats Leaders - Women
Points Per Game
 Carmen GUZMAN
  Halle
  (175-G-85)
  Avg: 21.8
 1. Guzman, Leipzig21.8 
 2. Pierce, Rhein MB19.5 
 3. Guzman, Halle18.4 
 4. Hayes, Wasserburg17.5 
 5. Paunovic, Freiburg16.8 
 6. Bender, Halle16.6 
 7. Terzic, Herner16.0 
 8. Danckert, Donau.15.7 
 9. Greunke, Rhein MB15.2 
 10. Tatham, Wasserburg15.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Sabrina SCOTT
  Wolfenbuettel
  (190-C-81)
  Avg: 12.1
 1. Scott, Wolfenbu.12.1 
 2. Mircheva, Donau.10.5 
 3. Tracey, Freiburg9.2 
 4. Triggs, Marburg8.5 
 5. Almind, Oberhausen8.4 
 6. Greunke, Rhein MB8.1 
 7. Sanders, Leipzig7.9 
 8. Thompson, Rhein MB7.8 
 9. Danckert, Donau.7.7 
 10. Wilson, Donau-Ries7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Amanda REGO
  Halle
  (170-G-86)
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Rego, Halle5.4 
 2. Bar, Saarlouis3.7 
 3. Dluzyk, Donau-Ries3.4 
 4. Guzman, Halle3.2 
 5. Mersch, Oberhausen2.8 
 6. Davidson, Marburg2.8 
 7. O''Rourke, Herner2.6 
 8. Greunke, Rhein MB2.6 
 9. Almind, Oberhausen2.5 
 10. Austmann, Oberh.2.5 
Steals Per Game
 Amanda REGO
  Halle
  (170-G-86)
  Avg: 3.9
 1. Rego, Halle3.9 
 2. Guzman, Leipzig3.6 
 3. Sanders, Leipzig3.5 
 4. Bar, Saarlouis3.3 
 5. Tracey, Freiburg3.0 
 6. Guzman, Halle2.7 
 7. Austmann, Oberh.2.6 
 8. Bingham, Saarlouis2.4 
 9. Richter, Wasse.2.3 
 10. O''Rourke, Herner2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Romy BAR
  Saarlouis
  (189-F-87)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Bar, Saarlouis1.2 
 2. Danckert, Donau.1.2 
 3. Triggs, Marburg1.0 
 4. Tracey, Freiburg1.0 
 5. Bingham, Saarlouis1.0 
 6. Diaz, Leipzig0.9 
 7. Damm, Halle0.9 
 8. Koop, Marburg0.8 
 9. Glaser, Opladen0.8 
 10. Thompson, Rhein MB0.8 


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  HUNGARY - Women  


Standings - Women
A Standings
 1. MKB Eurol. 20-2 
 2. MiZo Pecs 20-2 
 3. Szeged 19-3 
 4. SEAT Lami 17-5 
 5. ZTE 11-10 
 6. BSE 10-11 
 7. Atomeromu 9-13 
 8. Vasas-Csata 8-13 
 9. Szolnok 8-13 
 10. Bajai NKK 6-16 
 11. BEAC 2-20 
 12. Cegledi EKK 0-22 


Stats Leaders - Women
Points Per Game
 Irina CRASNOSCIOC
  ZTE
  (192-F-81)
  Avg: 16.5
 1. Crasnoscioc, ZTE16.5 
 2. Radunovic, SEAT L.16.0 
 3. Ohlde, MiZo Pecs15.8 
 4. Vajda, MiZo Pecs15.7 
 5. Szlimak, BSE15.4 
 6. Holt, MKB Eurol.15.4 
 7. Budimir, Bajai NKK15.3 
 8. Balint, Atomeromu15.2 
 9. Sipaviciute, Szeged15.0 
 10. Czank, Vasas-Csata14.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jelena BUDIMIR
  Bajai NKK
  (192-C/F-85)
  Avg: 8.6
 1. Budimir, Bajai NKK8.6 
 2. Vajda, MiZo Pecs8.1 
 3. Cazac, Atomeromu7.4 
 4. Licina, Cegledi EKK7.3 
 5. Zherzherunov., Sze.7.2 
 6. Sipaviciute, Szeged6.6 
 7. Farkasinszki, Szolnok6.5 
 8. Krnjic, MiZo Pecs6.4 
 9. Holt, MKB Eurol.6.4 
 10. Zsamar, BEAC6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Csilla DARIDA
  Szolnok
  (175-G-78)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Darida, Szolnok5.8 
 2. Ivanyi, MiZo Pecs5.1 
 3. Kocsis, BSE4.4 
 4. Englert, SEAT L.3.7 
 5. Pungor, Atomeromu3.6 
 6. Eordogh, MKB E.3.6 
 7. Iva, Szeged3.5 
 8. Djelmis, SEAT L.3.3 
 9. Nemeth, Szeged3.2 
 10. Furesz, Szeged3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Monika BUKOVSZKI
  ZTE
  (171-G-79)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Bukovszki, ZTE3.7 
 2. Ivanyi, MiZo Pecs3.5 
 3. Iva, Szeged3.2 
 4. Vajda, MiZo Pecs3.0 
 5. Darida, Szolnok3.0 
 6. Pungor, Atomeromu3.0 
 7. Kocsis, BSE2.8 
 8. Szelesy, ZTE2.6 
 9. Zherzherunov., Sze.2.6 
 10. Hadarics, MKB E.2.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Olena ZHERZHERUNOVA
  Szeged
  (191-F-78)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Zherzherunov., Sze.1.4 
 2. Ievtushenko, Atome.1.3 
 3. Bagi, Vasas-Csata0.8 
 4. Vajda, MiZo Pecs0.8 
 5. Varda, BSE0.8 
 6. Budimir, Bajai NKK0.7 
 7. Fejes, Vasas-Csata0.6 
 8. Szlimak, BSE0.6 
 9. Milovanovic, MKB E.0.6 
 10. Radunovic, SEAT L.0.6 


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  ITALY - Women  


Stats Leaders - Women
Points Per Game
 Brooke SMITH
  Comense
  (191-F/C-84)
  Avg: 16.9
 1. Smith, Comense16.9 
 2. Robert, Faenza16.9 
 3. Dixon, GMA Napoli16.9 
 4. Macchi, Familia Schio16.6 
 5. Walker, GMA Napoli15.3 
 6. Cirov, Priolo15.2 
 7. Brunson, Taranto15.1 
 8. Machanguana, Bracco G.15.0 
 9. Pascalau, Priolo13.5 
 10. Pinto, Faenza13.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marcedes WALKER
  GMA Napoli
  (191-C-86)
  Avg: 9.7
 1. Walker, GMA Napoli9.7 
 2. Robert, Faenza8.9 
 3. Brunson, Taranto7.9 
 4. Harper, Umana R.7.6 
 5. Willis, Livorno7.6 
 6. Smith, Comense7.4 
 7. Screen, Basket P.7.0 
 8. Machanguana, Bracco G.6.9 
 9. Seino, Priolo6.4 
 10. Harmon, Comense6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Adriana PINTO
  Faenza
  (169-G-78)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Pinto, Faenza2.9 
 2. Eric, Vomero NA2.6 
 3. Macchi, Familia Schio2.6 
 4. Dixon, GMA Napoli2.3 
 5. Ballardini, Umana R.2.2 
 6. Moro, Familia Schio2.2 
 7. Goryanova, GMA N.2.1 
 8. Martinez Pra., Bracco G.2.1 
 9. Carpreaux, Livorno2.0 
 10. Haynie, Priolo1.8 
Steals Per Game
 Angela ZAMPELLA
  Comense
  (170-G-78)
  Avg: 6
 1. Zampella, Comense6.0 
 2. Carpreaux, Livorno4.8 
 3. Dixon, GMA Napoli4.8 
 4. Martinez Pra., Bracco G.4.5 
 5. Pinto, Faenza4.5 
 6. Ristic, Livorno4.4 
 7. Palie, Vomero NA4.2 
 8. Macchi, Familia Schio4.2 
 9. Robert, Faenza4.1 
 10. Fazio, Comense4.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Oleksandra PRYSTUPA
  Faenza
  (203-C-89)
  Avg: 1
 1. Prystupa, Faenza1.0 
 2. Harper, Umana R.0.9 
 3. Smith, Comense0.9 
 4. Alexander, Faenza0.9 
 5. Van Malderen, GMA N.0.8 
 6. Wabara, Bracco G.0.8 
 7. Godin, Taranto0.7 
 8. Pascalau, Priolo0.6 
 9. Ngoyisa, Familia .0.6 
 10. Zanoni, Bracco Geas0.6 


Standings A1 (W)
A1 Standings
 1. Taranto 18-1 
 2. Familia Schio 15-4 
 3. Faenza 15-4 
 4. Umana Reyer 13-6 
 5. Priolo 12-8 
 6. Comense 9-10 
 7. Bracco Geas 8-12 
 8. Umbertide 7-12 
 9. Livorno 6-13 
 10. GMA Napoli 5-14