EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 3/23/2010

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  ARGENTINA   


Standings - LigaA
LigaA Standings
 1. Penarol 20-7 
 2. Atenas 20-8 
 3. Libertad S. 16-12 
 4. Regatas C. 16-12 
 5. Quimsa 15-11 
 6. Union S. 15-13 
 7. Sionista 15-13 
 8. La Union 15-13 
 9. Boca Jrs 14-13 
 10. Lanus 14-14 
 11. Olimpico LB 13-15 
 12. Estudiantes 12-16 
 13. Obras 11-17 
 14. Gimnasia CR 10-18 
 15. Quilmes MP 10-18 
 16. C.Entrerriano 6-22 


Standings - TNA
TNA Standings
TNA1
 1. Argentino 9-3 
 2. Club 9 9-4 
 3. El Nacional 7-5 
 4. San Mart.C. 6-6 
 5. San Mart.MJ 5-8 
 6. Ciclista 4-8 
 7. Bragado 3-9 
TNA2
 1. Obera TC 8-2 
 2. Alma Juniors 5-5 
 3. A.Italiana 5-5 
 4. Belgrano SN 4-5 
 5. Firmat SF 4-6 
 6. Independ.T. 3-6 


Stats Leaders - LigaA

Points Per Game
 David JACKSON
  La Union
  (196-G-82)
  Avg: 19.1
 1. Jackson, La Union19.1 
 2. Assie, Quilmes MP17.3 
 3. Funes, C.Entrer.16.9 
 4. Moodie, Boca Jrs16.7 
 5. Nelson, Quilmes MP16.7 
 6. Lo Grippo, Atenas16.6 
 7. Cutley, C.Entrer.16.4 
 8. Marshall, C.Entrer.16.0 
 9. Profit, Libertad S.16.0 
 10. Gutierrez, Penarol15.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Federico KAMMERICHS
  Regatas C.
  (203-F/C-80)
  Avg: 11.8
 1. Kammerichs, Regat.11.8 
 2. Williams, Union S.8.1 
 3. Griffin, Estudiantes7.9 
 4. Rollins, Gimnasia.7.7 
 5. Assie, Quilmes MP7.3 
 6. Wolkowyski, Libertad.7.3 
 7. Nelson, Quilmes MP7.0 
 8. McFarlan, Union S.6.9 
 9. Gonzalez, Quimsa6.9 
 10. Leiva, Penarol6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Lucas VICTORIANO
  Lanus
  (190-G-77)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Victoriano, Lanus4.5 
 2. Cequeira, Sionista4.5 
 3. Franco, Estudiantes3.9 
 4. Labaque, Obras3.8 
 5. Martinez, Sionista3.7 
 6. Ginobili, Libertad S.3.6 
 7. Cadillac, C.Entrer.3.1 
 8. Williams, Olimpico.3.1 
 9. Salles, La Union3.0 
 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. Aguirre, Boca Jrs1.6 
 5. Franco, Estudiantes1.5 
 6. Marshall, C.Entrer.1.5 
 7. Funes, C.Entrer.1.5 
 8. Victoriano, Lanus1.4 
 9. Figueroa, Atenas1.4 
 10. Pau, La Union1.4 
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. Griffin, Estudiantes0.8 
 8. Gomez, Quimsa0.8 
 9. Marshall, C.Entrer.0.8 
 10. Alloatti, Obras0.7 


Stats Leaders - TNA

Points Per Game
 Brice ASSIE
  San Mart.C.
  (201-F-83)
  Avg: 27.6
 1. Assie, San Mart.C.27.6 
 2. Miller, Bragado20.3 
 3. Leith, Firmat SF17.7 
 4. Melo, Z*Indepe.17.4 
 5. Elsener, El Nacional16.5 
 6. Nwankwo, El Nacional16.2 
 7. Williams, Independ.T.16.1 
 8. Truscott, San M.15.3 
 9. Ford, Belgrano SN15.3 
 10. Wilkerson, Ciclista15.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Louis TRUSCOTT
  Belgrano SN
  (199-F-78)
  Avg: 9.1
 1. Truscott, San M.9.1 
 2. Leith, Firmat SF9.0 
 3. Ford, Belgrano SN8.5 
 4. Assie, San Mart.C.8.1 
 5. Williams, Independ.T.8.1 
 6. Espinoza, Argentino8.0 
 7. Williams, Club 97.6 
 8. Wilkerson, Ciclista7.4 
 9. Benjamin, San M.7.2 
 10. Kornegay, A.Ita.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Julian OLMEDO
  Bragado
  (187-G-77)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Olmedo, Bragado4.3 
 2. Gandoy, Belgrano SN3.5 
 3. Palacios, Firmat S.2.8 
 4. La Bella, Obera TC2.6 
 5. Lauro, Z*Indepe.2.6 
 6. Ceci, Argentino2.5 
 7. Forastieri, Club 92.5 
 8. Sartorelli, San M.2.5 
 9. Perez, El Nacional2.4 
 10. Luchino, San M.2.4 
Steals Per Game
 Javier GILETTA
  Alma Juniors
  (180-F-79)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Giletta, Alma Juniors2.3 
 2. Elsener, El Nacional2.0 
 3. Castets, Obera TC2.0 
 4. Williams, Independ.T.2.0 
 5. La Bella, Obera TC1.9 
 6. Eseverri, Belgrano.1.8 
 7. Castelli, Independ.T.1.7 
 8. Fernandez, Alma J.1.7 
 9. Ford, Belgrano SN1.6 
 10. Bendel, Z*Indepe.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Brice ASSIE
  San Mart.C.
  (201-F-83)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Assie, San Mart.C.2.1 
 2. Espinoza, Argentino1.4 
 3. Kornegay, A.Ita.1.3 
 4. Francis, Argentino1.3 
 5. Williams, Club 91.1 
 6. Williams, Independ.T.1.1 
 7. Ford, Belgrano SN0.9 
 8. Robinson, Argentino0.9 
 9. Giorgi, Obera TC0.8 
 10. Martina, Club 90.8 


LigaA (second phase): Round 28 review - by Eurobasket News
Libertad S. - Boca Jrs 85-71
Libertad celebrated comfortable home win against Boca Juniors. Laron Profit (196-G/F-77, agency: Buck Andre, college: Maryland) was the leading player in Libertad with 27 points. Gregory Lewis (198-F-78, college: Winthrop) also was great adding 17 points and 9 rebs, while Ruben Wolkowyski helped with 11 points and 9 boards. In defeat, Cedric Moodie netted 18 pts.

Quilmes MP - Olimpico LB 70-66
Quilmes had couple of players in a game mood with Edward Nelson (203-F-82, college: Connecticut) leading the way with 14 points and 7 rebounds. Juan Cangelosi (195-G-81) also scored 14 points in this victory and Fernando Titarelli added one less. Eduardo Villares shined on the other side with 20 points.

Lanus - Atenas 75-79
Atenas once again had Diego Lo Grippo (198-F-78) in a game mood with double-double of 23 points and 10 rebounds. Albert White (197-G/F-77, agency: Paris Global Sports, college: Missouri) was the second scorer in this victory with 21, while Juan Locatelli and Djibril Kante added 12 points each. For the hosts, Sebastian Acosta delivered 20 points.

Obras - Gimnasia CR 88-82
Gabriel Fernandez (204-C-76) led Obras in scoring with 19 points. Maurice Spillers (199-F-74, college: Utah St.) followed with 18, Alejandro Alloatti had 12 and Mark Bortz netted 11 points in this victory. Gimnasia CR got 18 points from Gerald Brown.

Quimsa - Penarol 55-64
Penarol grabbed this one mostly owing to Pablo Sebastian Rodriguez (188-G-78), who drained 20 points. Kyle Lamonte (191-G-84, agency: KMG Sports Management, college: William Carey) had 12 and Leonardo Guttierez helped with one point less. Guttierez pulled down 7 rebounds beside that. In the loosing squad, Camargo Dionisio Gomez collected 16 points and 8 rebounds.

C.Entrerriano - Estudiantes 70-79
Estudiantes cruised past Central Enterriano on the road thanks to great play by Tim Jones (193-G/F-73, college: Georgia St.), who drained 23 points. Michael Robinson (198-F-76, college: Purdue) netted 18 pts and grabbed 8 boards in this win, and Pedro Franco added 15 points. The hosts got 14 pts and 7 rebs from Alejandro Burgos.

La Union - Union S. 64-73
Union celebrated nice 64-73 road win against La Union last night getting 27 points and 6 rebounds from Carlos Schattmann (194-G-87). William McFarlan (201-F-76, college: St.Thomas Aquinas) and Enzo Ruiz secured a good help adding 14 and 13 points respectively. On the other side, La Union had Ariel Pau with 15 pts.

Regatas C. - Sionista 79-76
Regatas grabbed valuable home win against Sionista. Ramzee Stanton (197-F-80, college: W.Chester) and Lucas Picarelli (184-G-81) came up with 18 and 15 points respectively for the hosts. Nick Billings (7 rebs) and Timothy Jennings posted 10 pts each. Visitors got 21 points from Luis Cequeira.



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  BAHRAIN   


Manama book Zain Basketball Cup final slot - by Yousef Ahmed


DEFENDING champions Manama assured themselves of a place in the final of the Zain Bahrain Basketball Cup with a 94-70 win over Al Hala yesterday at the Zain Basketball Arena in Um Al Hassam,
American professional Calvin Warner (201-F-80, college: Jacksonville) (31 points) and top local talent Mahmood Ghuloom (28) were inspirational for Manama who stayed on course towards retaining the title for the third straight time and for a record 13th time.

The match featured a closely-contested battle in the first three quarters and the scores were close for most of the proceedings.

But Al Hala collapsed in the last quarter, showing weak defence and poor finishing to suffer their third defeat in four games.

Al Hala, who entered last night's match seeking the full two points to maintain their chances of reaching the final, are no longer in contention for the best-of-three championship series.

On the other hand, the win was the fourth straight in as many games for Manama who are now top of the main round table with eight points, one ahead of Muharraq who went down to second.

Manama started the match well and went ahead 24-21 in the first quarter, then headed into half-time break with a 40-38 lead.

Coached by the experienced Abdulhameed Ebrahim of the UAE, Manama maintained their rhythm in the third quarter, which ended in their favour 63-56.

There was no stopping Manama who stretched their lead in the fourth quarter to clinch a deserving 24-point victory and seal their berth in the final.

Also inspiring Manama last night were Mohammed Najaf, Hassan Norooz, Ahmed Aziz, Bader Abdulla, Hassan Abdulnabi and playmaker Hussain Taqi.

Leading the Saleh Al Haddad-coached Al Hala hopes were O'Neal Mims of the US who was the team's top scorer with 27 points.

Also spearheading Al Hala were veteran captain Yasser Bunafoor, Ayoob Hajji, Mahmood Abdulnabi, Ahmed Hajji, Ali Abbas and Mahmood Khadimi.

Other teams who bowed out of the championship are Al Ahli and Sitra (5 each) while Nuwaidrat (6), presently holding third place, are fighting with Muharraq for the second and last spot in the final against Manama.

Meanwhile, the last three matches in this exciting six-team round are scheduled for this weekend. Al Ahli play Nuwaidrat in a must win game for the latter on Wednesday at 7.30pm.

Al Hala will then play Sitra in a no-baring match on Thursday at 5.30pm, to be followed by Muharraq's crucial tie with Manama at 7.30pm.

The first of this best-of-three playoff is set for March 30.

The second will be on April 3 while a possible third tie will take place on April 7.

The final will be followed by the prize-distributions ceremony under the patronage of Bahrain Basketball Association president and parliament member Adel Al Assom
Source GDN by RAMI HULAYYEL. Posted on Monday, March 22, 2010



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  BELARUS   


Minsk-2006 goes for 38-0 record - by Eurobasket News
Minsk-2006 goes for 38-0 record as the team won another two games over the weekend. The favorites traveled to Grodno to win twice.
On March 19th Minsk celebrated 77:67 victory only due to the second half. Grodno won the first quarter 15-14 and added 18-17 in the second frame. Moreover the hosts enjoyed 5-point advantage entering the last quarter, while the guests needed massive 29-14 to remain undefeated.Dmitri Kuzmin (196-G-75) stepped up with 18 points for the winners and four other teammates added 8 apiece. Bogdanov responded with 12 points in the losing case.
On March 20th Minsk produced 79:70 win also due to the last period that they won 20-11.
In another clash of the top division Lokomotiv upset OZAA 76:61. The hosts produced 23-21 in the opening quarter and added 17-10 in the second frame. OZAA bounced back with 17-15 in the third quarter but Lokomotiv finished the game with 21-18. On March 20th however OZAA won 84:60 as they opened the game with 26-8. Lokomotiv won the second period 26-20 to reduce the gap at the halftime and added 18-16 in the third stanza. OZAA needed 22-8 in the last period to win it all. Yury Mishukov (205-C-85) top-scored for the winners with 18 points, while Kanstantin Yafremau (202-F-86, agency: Promotex) posted 15. Dmitri Akulich (194-G-86) responded with 13 points for the hosts.
In the lower division Vitalyur won over Sozh 75:70, while Temp was smashed by BNTU 37:85. On March 20th Sozh overcame Vitalyur 76:73 and BNTU won over Temp 74:57.


Standings - Premier League
Premier Standings
Group A
 1. Minsk-2006 38-0 
 2. OZAA Osipov. 26-12 
 3. Grodno-93 24-14 
 4. Lokomotiv 18-20 
Group B
 1. Sozh Gomel 18-20 
 2. BNTU 14-24 
 3. Vitalyur 11-27 
 4. Temp-OSHVSM 3-35 


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  BELGIUM   


Standings - Division II
D2 Standings
 1. Fleurus 18-6 
 2. Kangar.-Boom 16-7 
 3. Bree 15-8 
 4. Sint-Jan Ant. 14-10 
 5. De Westhoek 14-11 
 6. Hasselt 13-10 
 7. Excelsior 13-11 
 8. Waregem 12-11 
 9. Essor Charleroi 11-12 
 10. Carnieres 9-14 
 11. Zolder 9-16 
 12. Pitzemburg 8-14 
 13. Nivelles 7-16 
 14. Jupille 5-18 


Gent Transfer News - by Peter Buyse
Optima Gent and Olivier Foucart (192-G-84) have reached an agreement for next season. No contract has been signed, but that is expected to happen sometime this week.
At present Olivier plays for D2 team Kangoeroes Boom. Boom is in 2nd place in D2. Foucart is averaging around 14ppg for the season.

The addition of Olivier Foucart could reunite the twin brothers again. His brother Thomas is on the Gent roster this season.



Leuven Transfer News - by Peter Buyse
Leuven Bears has signed American forward Micah Downs (203-G-86, college: Gonzaga) for the rest of the season to make up for the loss of Kyle Spain (196-F-87, college: San Diego St.) and jeff Vander Jonckheyd.
Spain broke his hand in practise last week and will be out for the rest of the season. He was Leuven's leading scorer with 13.1 ppg.

His replacment Downs played in Croatia till recently. He played 5 games in the Eurocup with averages of 11.0 ppg and 3.6 rpg.
In Adriatic league he had averages of 7.6 ppg and 3.3 rpg in 19 games/


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  BOSNIA   


Standings - BIH League
D1 Standings
 1. Igokea 20-2 
 2. Sloboda Dita 14-8 
 3. Capljina 13-9 
 4. Zrinjski MC 13-9 
 5. Hercegovac 11-11 
 6. SL IAT Leotar 10-12 
 7. Borac Nektar 9-13 
 8. Celik 9-13 
 9. Grude 9-13 
 10. Sutjeska 8-14 
 11. Mladost MG 8-14 
 12. Slavija 8-14 
Will join on later stage:
 1. Siroki Eronet
 2. Bosna S.


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  BULGARIA   


Standings A2
Division A Standings
 1. Vidabasket 9-2 
 2. Overgas 9-2 
 3. Beroe SZ 9-3 
 4. Dunav 2007 7-4 
 5. Sliven 7-5 
 6. NSA 3-8 
 7. Sportist Svoge 1-11 
 8. Chavdar 1-11 


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  COSTA RICA   


End of Qualifying Phase in Costa Rican Cup - by Gianni Pascucci
As it was easy to forecast, Ferreteria Brenes Barva destroyed even UCR, 104-65 in the last game of the first leg of Costa Rican Cup. Amir Alvarado (198-F-84, college: Marshalltown CC) scored 14 points in Barva, Dave Milliner (197-C-81) and Jaffry Spencer (190-F-80) added 13 pts each. Thanks to this win, Barva is the only team to end undefeated the qualifying phase of the Cup. The other game of Group A ended with the win of Perez Zeledon over Cartago, 85-51 and the final standings were:
Barva 6-0, UCR 4-2, Cartago 1-5 and Perez Zeledon 1-5.
In Group B, Liceo managed to grab the first place thanks to two consecutive wins, both over Escazu, the first one 81-76, the second one 67-59 on the road. Surprising ARBA San Ramon defeated San Luis Gonzaga 80-56 on the road and and took advantage from the two losses of Escazu to advance to the second leg of the competition. The final standings of Group B were, in fact:
Liceo 5-1, ARBA 4-2, Escazu 3-3, San Luis Gonzaga 0-6
The Cup Semifinals will be played starting from the next weekend, their pairings are:
Ferretera Brenes Barva vs. U de San Jose ARBA San Ramon
Kolbi Liceo de Costa Rica vs. Universidad de Costa Rica


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  CYPRUS   


Lonnie Cooper beats Dragan - Keravnos advances to the semis! - by Dr. Nasios Orinos
Keravnos beat Apollon and has advanced to the semi-finals.

It was a good game with the two coaches switching defenses constantly during the game in an effort to win the 'bench battle'.


As a matter of fact when Memos Ioannou was playing zone defense, Dragan Raca was switching to man-to-man. The opposite also happened, when Dragan was switching to zone Memos preferred to play man-to-man.

Keravnos was better at the 1st quarter (25-20) but Apollon got well in the game in early second quarter and managed, mainly due to his good outside shooting, to get ahead to the score at some point, by 25-30. The 1st half closed 41-41. Garcia was good during the 1st half.

During the 2nd half there was only one team in the court. Keravnos was a lot improved and actually played one of its best games this year.

Apollon and Dragan Raca could not in any way stop Lonnie Cooper. He and Bryant Smith, were in a very good night so Keravnos has managed to create a steady difference of 10 points and kept it until the end.

Keravnos was led one more time by Lonnie Cooper's great game. It was not so much the points, but from position 1, Lonnie kept the ball well, run the team, run the drills, served points to his teammates and of course added his own points.


Smith who also had a great game, added 26 points.

Apollon was led by Giosipovicss 15 points. Shianon had also 15 and Lepojevic and Mathious had 12.

Keravnos will battle against Ael for a place in the final.

Game 1 will take place on Tuesday in Limasson and Game 2 next Friday at Strovolos.

Quarters: 25-20, 41-41, 62-57, 84-75.

Keravnos (M.Ioannou): Soubotic 2, Hart 6, Pilavas 2, Trisokkas 8, Smith 26 (2), Davis 5 (1), Kieza, Cooper 18 (3), Damianovic 2, Garcia 15.

Apollon (D.Raca): Lepojevic 12 (3), Giosipovic 15 (2), Migiatovic, Slivatsanin 9 (1), Mathious 12 (1), Friend 5, Mbanef, Sianon 15 (1), Engliski 7 (1).



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  D-LEAGUE   


Former D-League Champion Corey Williams Named Australian League MVP - by Surujh Roopnarine
Corey Williams (6'3''-G-77, college: Alabama St.) has been named the 2009-10 MVP of the Australian NBL. The Bronx, NY native who helped lead the Dakota Wizards to the 2006-07 NBA D-League Championship, played this season with the Townsville Crocodiles. In 31 games this season he averaged 18.6 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.1 assists while shooting 50.6% from the field on his way to leading the Crocs to a place in the Semifinals of the NBL Playoffs where they eventually fell to Wollongong Hawks two games to one. In 35 career D-League games split between Dakota and Sioux Falls, Williams has averaged 13.4 points, 3.7 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.2 steals while shooting 51.8% from the field. This is Williams third season in Townsville and his professional career has landed the 29-year old in leagues in Sweden, China, Germany, Venezuela, France, and Croatia in addition to his time in the D-League and Australia.

Standings
D-League Standings
Central Division
 1. Iowa E. 35-11 
 2. Sioux Falls S. 27-17 
 3. Dakota W. 26-19 
 4. Erie Bay H. 18-27 
 5. Ft.Wayne MA 16-27 
Southwest Division
 1. Rio Grande 31-13 
 2. Maine R.Claws 27-18 
 3. Austin T. 26-16 
 4. Tulsa 66ers 24-20 
 5. Albuquerque 18-28 
West Division
 1. Utah F. 23-21 
 2. Idaho S. 22-22 
 3. Reno Bighorns 20-21 
 4. Bakersfield J. 16-28 
 5. Los Angeles D. 14-27 
 6. Springfield A. 7-36 


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 MA9.8 
 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. Jackson, Erie B.7.5 
 4. Blalock, Reno B.7.4 
 5. Shakur, Tulsa 66ers7.2 
 6. Barrett, Idaho S.7.1 
 7. Curry, Springfield A.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: 2.6
 1. Greene, Utah F.2.6 
 2. Shakur, Tulsa 66ers2.3 
 3. Gaines, Idaho S.2.3 
 4. Robinson, Maine RC2.2 
 5. Trepagnier, Iowa E.2.2 
 6. Stinson, Iowa E.2.1 
 7. Jackson, Erie B.2.1 
 8. Robinson, Reno B.2.0 
 9. Jeffers, Iowa E.1.9 
 10. McLeod, Albuquer.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. Davis, Maine RC1.8 
 7. Jones, Austin T.1.8 
 8. Daniels, Bakersfi.1.7 
 9. Trybanski, Reno B.1.6 
 10. McKenzie, Idaho S.1.5 


Suns recall Earl Clark from D-League - by Eurobasket News
The Phoenix Suns recalled rookie forward Earl Clark (6'9''-F-88, college: Louisville) from the Iowa Energy of the NBA Development League, it was announced today by Suns President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Steve Kerr.

The 6-10, 225-pound Clark was originally assigned to the Suns' D-League affiliate on March 15 and appeared in three games with the Energy. Clark averaged 20.7 points, 9.0 rebounds and 1.0 block in 34.3 minutes in those three contests, shooting 50.0 percent from the field overall (24-of-48).

Clark's stint included two double-doubles, 16 or more points in every game, and a 27-point, 12-rebound performance in his debut with the Energy on March 17.

A three-year standout at the University of Louisville, Clark was selected by the Suns with the 14th overall pick (first round) of the 2009 NBA Draft and has appeared in 45 games this season for Phoenix.


Courtesy of www.ktar.com


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Standings - District National
SRT Standings
 1. Sameji 6-1 
 2. CPN 5-2 
 3. Fernando 5-2 
 4. CDP 4-4 
 5. GUG 2-5 
 6. Cupes 0-8 


Santiago: CDP & Plaza Win - by Ozell Wells
Plaza Fernando Valerio and CDP Domingo Paulino Santiago CDP Domingo Paulino Santiago, respectively, achieved victories yesterday at the expense of combined Cupes de los Pepines and CPN Pueblo Nuevo, in the doubleheader Sunday of the 30 Years of Superior Basketball city of Sanatiago by Bohemia Beer Cup, dedicated to Luis Manuel Bonetti.

Last night, CDP Domingo Paulino Santiago 91- Cupes de los Pepines 85
CDP Domingo Paulino Santiago managed to take a major step towards qualification in the playoffs with a 4-4 standing in the table, good for 4th place.
On the other side, Cupes de los Pepines has dropped their 8th game in a row, which is a new mark in the round of 10 games in Santiago.

Rome Sanders (203-F/C-84, college: Florida A&M), Dustin Salisbury (196-G-84, agency: Buck Andre, college: Temple) and Franklin Matos (190-G-82), were the main threats men of the successful offense produced by CDP Domingo Paulino Santiago.

Rome Sanders scored 23 points to be the best scorer on CDP Domingo Paulino Santiago, seconded by Dustin Salisbury with 16, Franklin Matos, 15 and Kitwana Rhymer (208-C-78, college: Massachusetts), 12 points.

For Cupes de los Pepines, Joel Ramirez was the best with 25 and Manuel Guzman, 20, and after around 10 players from the roster scored, including a great movement and activity on the bench by new coach, Jose Santos Ceballos , in their anticipation of getting their first win of the tournament..

PLAZA 90 - PUEBLO NUEVO 84 ...

The Plaza-Fernando Valerio, in the second game, scored a victory over CPN Pueblo Nuevo, 90 - 84, counting on a great scoring of import Jamaal Thomas (202-F-80, college: Angelo St.), who notched 33 points, and scored from all angles on the floor.

Plaza, 6- 2, in their record, which won the first half of the match and also won the second half of play with a second half difference of 47 - 42.

Jamaal Thomas shot 54 percent from the field led the winning attack with 33 points, of which he managed to connect from 11 to 5 from the 3 pt line.

The rest of the players from Plaza joined Thomas in the victory as Charles 'Charlie' Rodriguez with 20, Andres Sandoval (192-G-83)l 11, Sandro Encarnacion (203-C-86) 10 points and 9 rebounds, and Luis Cabrera Minino-8.

In CPN Pueblo Nuevo, who stayed with 5 to 3, Victor Liz 26, Luis Manuel Martnez-14 and Alejandro Salas El Caballito-10.

STATE OF THE TEAMS ...

After yesterday's games, games won and lost by Sameji, who was off yesterday is the best with 6-1.

Plaza Valerio sits at 6 to 2, CPN Pueblo Nuevo 5-3, CDP Domingo Paulino Santiago 4-4, GUG 2-6 and Cupes de los Pepines at 0-8


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  EBA   


Final Four set for EBA Championship Series - by EBA Media
The Final Four teams are set for the EBA Championship Series. EBA semi-final games will be played on Saturday, March 27, 2010 and the final is slated for Sunday, March 28, 2010 game site and game times to be announced.

In the Northern Conference semi-final match-up the two #1 division leaders will go head to head, the Delaware Destroyers against the New York Wizards. While the Southern Conference semi-final will also see two #1 division leaders face off as the Norfolk Tru Hope Trailblazers take on the Washington Madness.

Winners of the semi-final match ups will then face off on Sunday, March 28th in the 2010 Eastern Basketball Alliance Championship Game. Again, site and time of the EBA Championship Series to be announced, please check out the EBA website for updates at www.easternbasketballalliance.com



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  EGYPT   


Knee injuries threaten Egyptian League - by Sherif Soliman
More than 12 players had knee injuries this season in the Egyptian league .Somouha lost IBrahim EL Adawy,Ahmed Zien,Ahmed Abd El Moteleb,Khaled Hamdy.Misr insuranse lost Mohamed El Saharty.Zamalek lost Ivan Jenkins ,Gezira lost Tarek El Saied, ....More than 12 players had Knee problems in one of the highest injury seasons ever.
However, expersts blamed the long season for what happend while others accuses the hard courts for what happened.On the other hand Zamalek & Gasco sent a letter to the EBF asking for replacing their imports for serios injury,the current regulations may prevent the replacment for the tow injuried players but evrything is possible.
Ivan Jenkins (180-G-83, college: Lambuth)


Superleague Standings
Superleague Standings
1-6 place
 1. Al Ittihad 8-1 
 2. Gezira 8-1 
 3. Zamalek 4-5 
 4. Somouha 4-5 
 5. Geish Army 2-7 
 6. Sporting 1-8 
7-12 place
 1. Shorta-Police 0-0 
 2. Gasco 0-0 
 3. Masr Ins. 0-0 
 4. Al-Intaj 0-0 
 5. Ahly 0-0 
 6. Tanta 0-0 


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Standings - KML
EMKL Standings
 1. Rakvere 21-6 
 2. TTU KK 20-8 
 3. TU/Rock 19-5 
 4. Kalev/Cramo 15-8 
 5. Valga Welg 10-14 
 6. Tallinna Kalev 8-18 
 7. Parnu 7-19 
 8. Kuremaa 2-24 


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Charron FISHER
  Kalev/Cramo
  (193-G/F-85)
  Avg: 23.4
 1. Fisher, Kalev/Cr.23.4 
 2. McGee, Kuremaa19.7 
 3. McGee, Kuremaa19.7 
 4. Kurg, Kuremaa17.9 
 5. Kurg, Kuremaa17.9 
 6. Kriisa, Rakvere16.8 
 7. Reed, Tallinna Kalev16.7 
 8. Toome, TTU K.16.5 
 9. Covington, Tallin.16.3 
 10. Raap, Parnu15.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Brett MCGEE
  Kuremaa
  (198-G/F-84)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. McGee, Kuremaa10.8 
 2. McGee, Kuremaa10.8 
 3. Reed, Tallinna Kalev10.0 
 4. Ringmets, Parnu9.6 
 5. Fisher, Kalev/Cr.8.6 
 6. Toome, TTU K.8.6 
 7. Rinkevicius, Valga W.7.9 
 8. Erm, Parnu7.9 
 9. Tagamets, Valga W.7.5 
 10. Winston, Kuremaa7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Valmo KRIISA
  Rakvere
  (190-G-74)
  Avg: 4.6
 1. Kriisa, Rakvere4.6 
 2. Sokk, Kalev/Cramo4.3 
 3. Sokk, TU/Rock3.8 
 4. Rannula, Valga Welg3.4 
 5. Leppik, TU/Rock3.0 
 6. Saage, Rakvere3.0 
 7. Tein, TU/Rock2.9 
 8. Winston, Kuremaa2.8 
 9. Toome, TTU K.2.8 
 10. Winston, Kuremaa2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Silver LEPPIK
  TU/Rock
  (185-G-83)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Leppik, TU/Rock2.2 
 2. Veideman, Rakvere2.1 
 3. Raap, Parnu2.1 
 4. Covington, Tallin.2.0 
 5. Karner, Parnu2.0 
 6. Saage, Rakvere2.0 
 7. Fisher, Kalev/Cr.2.0 
 8. Kurg, Kuremaa1.9 
 9. Kurg, Kuremaa1.9 
 10. Ringmets, Parnu1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Kennyetta JOHNSON
  Kalev/Cramo
  (210-C-78)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Johnson, Kalev/Cr.2.3 
 2. Toome, TTU K.1.8 
 3. Rinkevicius, Valga W.1.7 
 4. McGee, Kuremaa1.1 
 5. McGee, Kuremaa1.1 
 6. Hallik, Rakvere1.0 
 7. Morrison, TU/Rock0.9 
 8. Talts, TU/Rock0.9 
 9. Kitsing, TU/Rock0.8 
 10. Ringmets, Parnu0.7 


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  FINLAND   


KORISLIIGA: ToPo defeated Kataja - by Rauno Hurmalainen
Korisliiga, round 42: Only one contest tonight. Torpan Pojat (Helsinki) defeated at home Kataja (Joensuu) 99-91 (48-34) after leading during the game once already by 25 pts. Quarters: 25-13, 23-21, 30-23, 21-34. ToPo (28-14) has only two games left out of the regular season. ToPo will be # 3 at this moment. Tyray Pearson (201-F-80, college: Iowa St.) led the hosts with a double-double 20 pts and 12 rbs. Hanno Mottola (209-F/C-76, college: Utah) added 18 pts. Kataja (19-23) has also two games left. Right now Kataja would make the play-off games, but YMCA Lahti is still so close. Kristian Clarkson (202-F-84, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Widener) led the visitors with 24 pts and 12 rbs. Petri Virtanen (183-G-80) added 19 pts.
Torpan Pojat - Kataja 99-91 (48-34) (Tyray Pearson 20/12, Hanno Mottola 18, Elias Kajander 16 - Kristian Clarkson 24/12, Petri Virtanen 19, Tim Whitworth 16).



Standings - Korisliiga
Korisliiga Standings
 1. Pyrinto 32-9 
 2. Kouvot 32-9 
 3. ToPo 28-14 
 4. LrNMKY 23-18 
 5. Honka 21-20 
 6. KTP 21-20 
 7. Korihait 20-21 
 8. Namika Lahti 19-22 
 9. Kataja 19-23 
 10. Karhu 14-27 
 11. Salon Vilpas 9-32 
 12. FoKoPo 9-32 


Stats Leaders - Division I
Points Per Game
 Kyle SWANSTON
  Lapua
  (201-F-)
  Avg: 22.6
 1. Swanston, Lapua22.6 
 2. Haynes, Lapua21.9 
 3. Coleman, LoKoKo21.0 
 4. Jallow, Uusimaa20.7 
 5. Conerly, Tarmo20.3 
 6. Leggett, Huima20.3 
 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, Tarmo3.4 
 4. Riihela, BC Nokia3.2 
 5. Coleman, LoKoKo3.0 
 6. Pekkola, Namika II2.6 
 7. Ahila, Jyvaskyla2.6 
 8. Rokala, Ura Basket2.5 
 9. Little, Wartti2.3 
 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. Conerly, Tarmo2.5 
 5. Rokala, Ura Basket2.3 
 6. Korhonen, Kerava ET2.0 
 7. Little, Wartti1.9 
 8. Hanninen, Wartti1.9 
 9. King, Jyvaskyla1.9 
 10. Still, Tarmo1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Erno JOHANSSON
  Namika II
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 0.9
 1. Johansson, Namika I.0.9 
 2. Graham, Tarmo0.8 
 3. Raami, Honka0.7 
 4. Hassinen, Wartti0.7 
 5. Koskinen, Namika I.0.6 
 6. Kopio, Honka0.5 
 7. Little, Wartti0.5 
 8. Sirola, Honka0.5 
 9. Leggett, Huima0.5 
 10. Egwuatu, Kerava ET0.5 


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, ToPo20.7 
 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. Burgess, Salon Vilpas3.4 
 6. Williams, Pyrinto3.4 
 7. Suonio, Namika Lahti3.2 
 8. Sarcevic, Korihait3.2 
 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
 Kristian CLARKSON
  Kataja
  (202-F-84)
  Avg: 0.8
 1. Clarkson, Kataja0.8 
 2. Pearson, ToPo0.8 
 3. Shiloh, Kouvot0.7 
 4. Hudson, Korihait0.7 
 5. Stamper, LrNM.0.7 
 6. Hickman, Namika Lahti0.7 
 7. Chones, Kataja0.7 
 8. Champion, FoKoPo0.6 
 9. Reid, Korihait0.6 
 10. Moye, Kouvot0.6 


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  FRANCE   


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. Fazekas, Dijon7.8 
 8. Terrell, Hyeres-T.7.3 
 9. Akpomedah, Grave.7.1 
 10. Slaughter, Nancy6.8 
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. Everett, Chalon1.9 
 5. Greer, Nancy1.9 
 6. Melody, Vichy1.8 
 7. Issa, Vichy1.8 
 8. Miller, Le Havre1.7 
 9. Mims, Roanne1.7 
 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. Soliman, Rouen1.1 
 10. Duport, Le Havre1.1 


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  GERMANY   


Jason Boone (BG Goettingen) Post Game Thoughts To 89-63 Win Against MBC - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Jason Boone (198-F/C-85, college: New York U.) is a 24 year old 198cm power forward/center from Sugar Loaf, New York. He is playing his third season with MEG Goettingen. He played at New York University (NCAA 3) from 2003-2007. In his senior year, he played 28 games averaging 14.1ppg, 9.6rpg, 2.4bpg, 2.9apg, FG: 63.0%, FT: 64.3%. Two seasons ago, he played at Bernau (Regionalliga) before making the jump up three leagues to MEG Goettingen. Last season, he averaged 4.4ppg, 4.0rpg, FG: 53.7%. This season, he is averaging 21 minutes per game and is averaging 11,0ppg, 5,6rpg and 1,1bs. He took some time to talk to eurobasket after the 89-63 win against MBC.

Congrats Jason on the 89-63 win at home against MBC. Did any win in the early rounds of the NCAA March Madness give you some extra motivation to go out and cage the pesky MBC wolves?


Thanks. No I wouldn't say there is one in particular but getting a chance to watch some of these guys make memories that will last forever definitely makes you appreciate the opportunity we have out here.

From the score it seemed like an easy win, but what the game really as easy as the score indicated?


No game in this league is easy. Sometimes we play better than others, and this definitely wasn't our best performance. However, when Chester Frazier went out with that injury, we all had to step up our games if we were going to win.

The first quarter was dead locked at 12 all, but in the second quarter BG Goettingen had a scoring onslaught of 35 points. Did BG Goettingen have blindfoldes on in the first quarter that they took off in the second quarter?



It would seem that way right? I just think it was getting over the initial run of MBC. They succeed in this league by backing their opponents down and we were able to stay headstrong and withstand their hits...literally.

What adjustments did BG Goettingen make in the second quarter to gain the very comfortable 47-32 halftime lead?




No leads are comfortable against such a high powered offensive team like MBC but all we did differently in that second quarter is knock down our shots.

The third quarter was pretty even in scoring, but BG Goettingen was still able to lead by 16. In the fourth quarter came another scoring onslaught by BG Goettingen as the team outscored MBC 23-13. How is BG Goettingen able time after time to pour on the scoring in the fourth quarter and be able to still play an aggressive and successful defense?



That's how we are used to playing. Sometimes we look at each other and say why is coach making us practice so hard or why are we doing fundamental defensive drills to end practice. But we all know the reason is so that they become habits and we can do them in the fourth quarter when we are most tired.

BG Goettingen has many scoring options, but is Ben Jacobson something like the secret weapon similar to Julius Jenkins with his scoring touch?


I don't think Julius Jenkins nor Ben Jacobson are 'secret' scoring weapons. Ben is a very capable scorer and has proven it time and time again. As our point guard his main job is to facilitate and distribute but other teams need to respect his offensive capabilities.

How was your battle with Anatoly Kashirov? He scored 14 points, but BG Goettingen kept him off the boards?




He got a few easy baskets but that's not taking away from how hard he worked down there. We know that he's a main option for them and we just wanted to make his day as difficult as possible by playing extremely physical.

What was key in this game for BG Goettingen that was not seen in the stats besides strong defense?



Keeping our cool when emotions started to take over. When you get two teams that play such hard-nosed basketball, it's easy to get riled up and lose your composure but a key for us was to make sure we kept our cool.

What was your impression of MBC German Oskar Fassler who chipped in with 11 points. Is he a guy for the future German National team?

He played pretty solid against us. I definitely think the German national team should look at Robert Kulawick first. He was an assassin for us this past game and has been all season long.

What was the best NCAA March Madness game of the weekend for you?



It messed up my bracket, as well as everyone else in the nation but hands down it was the University of Northern Iowa beating Kansas. It helped that I was watching it with John Little and Ben Jacobson (two UNI alums).

What is your impression of German Elias Harris of Gonzaga? Is the NBA hype a bit too early?

He needs a little bit of work in my opinion. The Syracuse game was the first time I saw him play and he did pretty good but I don't think he's ready for the NBA physically. He will be a very successful NBA player in the future though.
Thanks for the chat Jason.



Quentin Pryor (Phoenix Hagen) Postgame Thoughts To 70-68 Win Against The Duesseldorf Giants - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Quentin Pryor (193-G/F-83, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement, college: Morehead St.) is a 25 year old 193cm shooting guard/small forward from Eupora, Mississippi and is playing his second season with Phoenix Hagen. He started his college basketball career at Jackson State, before finishing at Morehead State from 2005-2007. In his senior year, he played 30 games averaging11.4ppg, 4.6rpg, 2.1apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 46.3%, 3Pts: 36.8%, FT: 71.7%. In 2007, he started his professional basketball career in Germany with FC Schalke 04 playing 29 games and averaging 15.1ppg, 4.3rpg, 2.2apg, Steals-1 (2.5spg), FGP: 55.8%, 3PT: 37.4%, FT: 75.2%. Last season for Phoenix Hagen, he played 30 games averaging 14.7ppg, 3.8rpg, 3.0apg, 1.7spg, FGP: 60.5%, 3PT: 30.3%, FT: 75.2. He spoke to eurobasket after the 70-68 win against The Duesseldorf Giants.

Quentin congrats on finally breaking the 10 game losing streak by Phoenix Hagen and winning 70-68 in Duesseldorf. How good does it feel like winning again?


It felt good but we have to put it behind now because we still have a lot of work.

How big was the sense of urgency to win in Duesseldorf? Have you ever felt such a big sense of urgency to win like in Duesseldorf in your basketball career?


It was a lot emphasis place on this game but I think the game last season against Bayreuth had more.

How did you like the basketball atmosphere in Duesseldorf and what did it feel like playing around the same time as German soccer teams on a Staurday?

The atmosphere was great. We knew that it would be that way because this game was big for both teams. I would much rather play later games because early games throw you off a little.

Phoenix Hagen came out and won both of the two quarters in the first half and led 40-33. What was key in the first half for having the comfortable lead?


We jumped on them early and we were very aggressive on the defensive end

What did coach Ingo Freyer tell the team at halftime to do better in the second half besides the normal bla bla of not losing focus and control of the game?



He just told us to continue to be aggressive and keep the same intensity that we had in the first 20 minutes.

In the third quarter, The Duesseldorf Giants sped back and tied the game after three quarters. What were the reasons for The Duesseldorf Giants coming back into the game?


They started making their shots and we were in a little scoring drought.

Chase Griffin won the game with a three point shot. Explain the game winning shot and the last seconds leading to the win?



Duesseldorf switched the ball screen with Chase and John Turek. They decided to double Turek on the block leaving Chase open for the shot. At the end Duesseldorf got two good looks but were unable to make the shots.

Both teams were pretty even in the stats, but how much better was Phoenix Hagen today?

I think we played pretty solid yesterday. We could have been better but we done enough to win the game.

Michael Jordan led all s corers with 21 points. Was his smile the widest you ever saw this season besides after the win against Giessen that he won in the last seconds and what made MJ so strong today?



He was big for us. I think his legs were pretty fresh from recovering from his injury. I think he likes big games like that.

What NCAA games did you watch this weekend? Did you see the Gonzaga win with German Elias Harris. What is your impression of Harris and whats up with all this NBA hype?



I watched most of the games that I could but I didn't see the Gonzaga game that they won. He had a good first season which will open eyes in NBA.
Thanks for the chat Quentin.



ProB Round: 25 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Vechta - TSV Troester 98-76
Vechta took 10-15 record beating TSV Troester 98:76. Joe Buck (201-F-81, agency: JEMsports, college: USC) paced all the winners with 21 points and 13 boards, whilst Dora Darryl scored 16 and Kaspereit Thomas added 15. Land Erik ended up with 19 points for the visitors.

L.Baeren - SOBA Dragons 64-82
Baeren was beaten by the league leaders SOBA Dragons 64:82. Deundrae Spraggins (191-G-83, college: Tex.A&M-Comm.) stepped up with 21 points for the winners and Wolfarth-Bottermann Jonas posted 16. Green Mychal ended up with 14 points for the hosts.

Rist-Wedel - NBC 87-85
Rist-Wedel overcame NBC 87:85 at the Regular Season Round 25. John Davis (198-F-84, college: Tarleton St.) led the way with 18 points and Huber-Saffer Peter finished the night with 17 points. Chavis Will delivered 32 points in the losing effort.

Wuerzburg B. - Wolfenbuettel 85-56
Wuerzburg improved to 18-7 record defeating Wolfenbuettel 85:56. Brandon Watkins (182-G-81, college: Penn St.) stepped up with 14 points and Schneider Dominik notched 11. Theis Frank finished the night with 25 points in the losing effort.

Dt.Bank SKY II - Herten 72-75
Dt.Bank SKY II was beaten by Herten 72:75 as the lattter improved to 19-6 record on the second position. Cory Abercrombie (201-F/C-85, college: Independence CC) paced all the winners with 17 points, whilst Smith Ahmad notched 15. Beck Filmore ended up with 27 points for the hosts.



Super Tez Robertson Earns The Superman In Training Cape Taking Over In Crunch Time And Leading The Deutsche Bank Skyliners To Their First Win In Nearly Five Years On The Road Against Alba Berlin 76-70 - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
It might have been a day after the birthday of Murat Didin, but some of that magic must of not only rubbed off on The Deutsche Bank Skyliners winning for the first time in nearly five years in Berlin 76-70, but also on Eintract Frankfurt who won 2-1 against Bayern Munich making this almost impossible winning combination seem just a small tad, but really just a little like 2004 when The New England Patriots and Boston Red Sox both won the titles in their respective sports. For this incredible combination to happen again, is about as likely as if golf champion Tiger Woods were to join a monastery sometime in the near future. Hours after the big win as the team was heading back home, coach Murat Didin was still very excited about the win and his joy was obvious over the phone and his hidden felt smile could of competed at anytime with Phoenix Hagen Michael Jordan even if his alma mater U Penn had just won the NCAA tournament. 'Winning in Berlin was a great feeling. I won here last twice in 2005 in the playoffs. We always believed in winning this game and winning here is very hard to do. It is a big honour to win in this building and the whole team has to be proud of their hustle in this game', stressed Skyliner coach Murat Didin (agency: Interperformances ). At the end of the game, the emotions were high as Skyliner assistant coach Engin Gencoglu wanted to shake hands with Luka Pavicevic (agency: Beo Basket ) and he refused and Alba Berlin CEO Marco Baldi had to intervene. 'I have no comment on that', stated Murat Didin (agency: Interperformances ). Luka Pavicevic (agency: Beo Basket ) looked no different after the loss, but must have been cooking inside after the loss. 'Our defensive energy was there, but we were not focused on the game plan. We were not able to establish ourselves as the team in control', added Luka Pavicevic (agency: Beo Basket ). 'Pavicevic has to be more gentile', joked Skyliner assistant coach Engin Gencoglu.

Not only do the players have to practice, but the coaching department has to get the scouting perfect for success and The Deutsche Bank Skyliners went 2-2 with their preparation getting high marks after the eye popping win against The Artland Dragons and got even higher marks after doing their homework against 8 time BEKO BBL champion Alba Berlin. 'We really analysed Alba Berlin this week and it worked in our favour. We knew that they dont play transition or have tempo. We beat them on defense and they showed a lot of their personal talent instead of playing as a team. We started slow, but then picked up the pace. In the past, we always had big problems winning games against the top teams when we couldnt score inside. Tonight, Derrick and Labo did a great job. This win was a belated birthday gift for coach Didin', commented Engin Gencoglu. It seemed like Alba Berlin may have had their minds on the upcoming Eurocup quarterfinal game in Jerusalem as the team simply didnt have the same intensity as Frankfurt for the total 40 minutes. 'This was a very tough loss for us. Frankfurt had more energy and we couldnt match their toughness. We tried catching up, but couldnt sustain it', commented 2007 Portland Trailblazer draft pick Derrick Byars (202-G/F-84, agency: Priority Sports, college: Vanderbilt). 2006 BEKO BBL champion Immanuel McElroy (193-G-80, college: Cincinnati) is a man of little words, but he does get to the point. 'I tip my hat to Frankfurt to winning again after a 5 year drought. We couldnt stop their transition game, gave them to many open three pointers and they made big plays at the end', commented Immanuel McElroy.

Some common superstitions in Serbia are if one sits next to an open window that one will have an externally stiff neck. Often one sees older Serbs frantically closing windows in buses. Another common superstition is never to call a new born baby sweet, because it will be plagued by bad luck. However one of the most famous superstitions may be never placing a handbag or wallet on the ground since the owner will become penniless. The Deutsche Bank Skyliners uncommonly arrived late to the O2 arena floor and it seemed like Frankfurt might have been secretly plotting how to remove the wallet of Alba Berlin coach Luka Pavicevic (agency: Beo Basket ) so it would fall to the ground and give the Serb misfortune. Many BEKO BBL players had speculated using a string to remove it and players after the game were good sports in coming up with plausible but in fun reasons how Frankfurt may have used this string and wallet tactic to their advantage. 'We didnt need a string, but just pick pocketed them', joked Skyliner forward Seth Doliboa (203-F-80, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Wright St.) 'We worked together as a team to remove his wallet. Our defense forced the wallet out of his pants, our three pointers got him nervous and Pascal Roller (180-G-76) was able to scoop up the wallet after he hit his free throws', joked Skyliner center Marius Nolte. 'We gave Alba Berlin bad luck with the dunks of Tez in warm ups and took the wallet', joked Grayson Moyer (196-G-86, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Humboldt St.). 'Maybe the wallet was invisible and we stumbled over the string', added Derrick Byars. 'Mckinney is a real character. He might have been responsible for the wallet', joked Immanuel McElroy. 'Thats funny science fiction that you are talking about. You are dealing with Turkish Philosophy so I think Murat Didin (agency: Interperformances ) found a way to get that wallet', said a puzzled Sasa Obradovic (agency: Beo Basket )

It was the 1,100 game of Alba Berlin in their history and Frankfurt had some added luck on their side as it had been nearly 10 years since their 76-68 win the cup final against Alba Berlin. Ex Alba Berlin coach Emir Mutaptic and ex Cologne coach Sasa Obradovic were in attendance to see the battle as were 10, 274 other patrons. Both teams were handicapped as both starting point guards Aubrey Reese (183-G-78, agency: Interperformances, college: Murray St.) and Rashad Wright (189-G-82, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Georgia) were out as well as power forward Juica Golemac of Alba Berlin. The Deutsche Bank Skyliners didnt hesitate long with getting the ball inside as Greg Jenkins drew a foul and Derrick Allen scored inside for the quick 3-0 lead. Alba Berlin didnt seem rattled by the quick Frankfurt start as they got their gunners going from outside as Derrick Byars tied the score with a three pointer. Alba Berlin kept up the pressure as Blagota Sekulic scored inside for the 5-3 lead, but as is so often the case in the last games, it was Pascal Roller (180-G-76) that buried his first three pointer giving Frankfurt the 6-5 lead. Alba Berlin heightened their offensive intensity going on a 7-0 run to lead 12-6 as Frankfurt suddenly was losing battle after battle inside. Immanuel McElroy fought inside getting a lay in after a few extra chances, then Sekulic scored inside after beating Greg Jenkins and then Julius Jenkins (187-G-81, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Georgia Southern) dropped his first three pointer of the game. Frankfurt would close out the first quarter with a 12-6 run to close out the first quarter 18-18. Frankfurt now played smart basketball surprising Alba Berlin with inside play and with transitionDerrick Allen (203-F-80, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Mississippi) scored consecutive hoops inside, Steffen Hamann scored unscathed on a penetration Alba Berlin still led 16-12.

Captain Pascal Roller (180-G-76) also continued to have the hot hand making a hard catch and pop from the wing next to the Frankfurt bench, Super Tez Robertson responded with fast break points off a nice Jimmy Mckinney feed and Roller then hit another jumper tying the score at 16. Adam Chubb (207-F/C-81, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Pennsylvania) followed with a pretty old school fade away jumper and Allen a hoop inside. 'Both teams showed their fighting mentality and played with very high intensity. Alba Berlin had some pressure playing without Rashad Wright (189-G-82, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Georgia).Derrick got us going with his play inside', responded Seth Doliboa The most spectacular play of the first quarter was a missed two handed dunk by Derrick Byars who was flying through the zone trying to catch the Albatros mascot. Byars was very embarrassed after the game for missing this dunk and credited this mishap to his jumping. 'I never try to jump to high on dunks, but I really jumped to high on that one hitting the back of the rim and having it pop out to the free throw line. I didnt try to get down, but just come back and focus on defense', stressed Derrick Byars. The Deutsche Bank Skyliners were shooting 50% from the field and 25% from outside while Alba Berlin was shooting 44% from the field and 25% from outside. Frankfurt had the slim rebound edge at 10-9 and there was only one turnover in the game by Frankfurt.

Alba Berlin got on the board first with a Dragan Dojcin (205-F-76, agency: Beo Basket) three pointer, but The Deutsche Bank Skyliners got control of the game and went on a 13-4 run to lead 31-23. Frankfurt now raised their intelligent and surprise basketball to a new level as they opened their own trick basket doing just about everything on the court except letting Derrick Allen play point guard. Super Tez Robertson started the comeback with a mid distance jumper and Derrick Allen gave Frankfurt the lead back 22-21 getting two hard fought points on the offensive glass putting home the second chance off a Seth Doliboa miss. Frankfurt then reacted like a hungry magician looking to unravel new tricks as they suddenly popped out their full court press totally surprising Alba Berlin as Dominik Bahiense de Mello (190-G-85, agency: Pro One Sports) came flying in stole the ball in front of the basket and made the layup. Grayson Moyer just entered the game was cold, but quickly popped home a three pointer for the 27-21 lead. I didnt have much time to think about shooting. 'The clock was running down and I had to take the shot', said Grayson Moyer. Pascal Roller (180-G-76) then made a risky, but perfect touchdown pass to Derrick Allen who beat everyone down the floor and used some of that Usain Bolt track speed. Moyer then hit two of three free throws. For the 31-23 lead. Frankfurt kept playing fast break basketball as Alba Berlin seemed not to learn from their mistakes as Seth Doliboa saved a ball in front of the Berlin bench and then fired a touchdown to De Mello and the 35-25 lead. Doliboa then made a tip in for the 37-26 lead. Julius Jenkins (187-G-81, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Georgia Southern) then ended the first half with a difficult penetration and end one. The Deutsche Bank Skyliners were leading 37-29 at halftime and Skyliner fans were hoping for no disastrous third quarter. 'We had our first lead which gave us confidence. We were getting stops, hitting shots and outrebounding them', commented Seth Doliboa . 'Frankfurt made a run. Frankfurt was switching up their defense which took us out of our offense. We missed some layups while Frankfurt scored and quickly they were leading by 10 points', expressed Adam Chubb (207-F/C-81, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Pennsylvania). The Deutsche Bank Skyliners were shooting 52% from the field and 33% from the three point line while

Alba Berlin was shooting 38% from the field and 21% from the three point line. Frankfurt was dominating the boards 20-13 and both teams had suffered six turnovers a piece.
The Deutsche Bank Skyliners have been known for having poor third quarters and didnt want to cave in the way they did last year letting up 30 points in the first quarter, but Alba Berlin returned back on the floor changed as something that coach Luka Pavicevic (agency: Beo Basket ) had stressed in the locker room at halftime must have made click as the squad went on a 15-7 run to tie the score at 44. A team has to have a very good day and also have some lady luck to completely contain Julius Jenkins (187-G-81, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Georgia Southern) as he found fire in the third quarter making a difficult catch and pop three pointerGreg Jenkins (206-F/C-82, college: Iona) made a sweet hook shot, but Alba Berlin continued their hot streak on offense as Dojcin nailed a three pointer to bring Alba Berlin back to 39-35. Frankfurt didnt completely slow down on offense as Super Tez Robertson and Greg Jenkins scored inside. However Alba Berlin were starting to use their offensive weapons and the shots started to fall more as Sekulic scored inside and Immanuel McElroy nailed two consecutive three pointers to bring Alba Berlin back to 44-43. Mcelroy had been pretty quiet in the scoring department until this shooting damage had occurred. Frankfurt was not as quick on the boards anymore which also resulted in the Alba Berlin comeback. After Byars hit a free throw to tie the game at 44, The Deutsche Bank Skyliners were able to regain the lead and hold it until the end of the third quarter.

Dragan Labovic (207-C/F-87) who had been quiet suddenly got his game going, but Frankfurt couldnt get a big lead, because Julius Jenkins (187-G-81, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Georgia Southern) also caught fire. Labovic scored inside and Moyer made a three pointer, but Julius Jenkins (187-G-81, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Georgia Southern) played some one on one basketball making a floater and a layup as Frankfurt had the slim 49-48 lead. Labovic then made six points including a running hook shot and four free throws for the 55-48 lead. Labovic who had improved his fitness about 30% from the Phoenix Hagen game still looked sluggish, but nobody could take away his effectiveness in the zone. 'Labovic is different to Nalga. Nalga is more physical, but Labovic knows the game and adds another dimension to the Frankfurt game. He can create, shoot and dribble the ball. He is the typical kind of big guy you see in the Euroleague', commented Alba Berlin center Adam Chubb (207-F/C-81, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Pennsylvania). Dragan Dojcin (205-F-76, agency: Beo Basket) hurt the Frankfurt lead as he made a three pointer in the last seconds as Frankfurt had the narrow 55-51 lead at halftime. 'The difference in the third quarter was that Julius Jenkins (187-G-81, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Georgia Southern) hit big shots keeping Alba Berlin in the game', added Seth Doliboa. ' We knew that we had to come back. We were more concentrated and had more energy. We were hitting shots as Mcelroy and Jenkins got us back in the game', added ex Giessen 46er Adam Chubb (207-F/C-81, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Pennsylvania). The Deutsche Bank Skyliners were shooting 53% from the field and 40% from the parking lot while Alba Berlin was shooting 44% from the field and 35% from the parking lot. Frankfurt was still dominating the boards 26-18, but had 10 turnovers while Alba Berlin only had eight.

The fourth quarter brought exciting basketball as there were four lead changes. The tight games is what Julius Jenkins (187-G-81, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Georgia Southern) lives for and he started the fourth quarter as if he wanted to show The Deutsche Bank Skyliners via a shooting clinic that he can score as if he really is from another planet. Alba Berlin went on a 8-2 run to lead 59-57 as Julius Jenkins (187-G-81, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Georgia Southern) started with a three pointer, followed by a Sekulic lay in and then another three pointer as a Skyliner was in his face. 'Jenkins is our leader and he always gets us going somehow with big shots', commented Immanuel McElroy. Derrick Allen then tied the score at 59 with two free throws. Then came a mini turning point of the game as German National player Steffen Hamann made only one of three free throws to give Alba Berlin the 60-59 lead. Frankfurt then retook the lead going on a 8-0 run to lead 67-60. Allen made two free throws, Pascal Roller (180-G-76) made a hard to believe seemly impossible three pointer with a little help of the back board and Dragan Labovic (207-C/F-87) showed his versatility pouring in a three pointer. Alba Berlin may have been down, but not out as Derrick Byars who had been silent for a while came back to life with a tough shot inside and a timely three pointer as Labovic responded with free throws. With time running down, Frankfurt still led 70-65, but it was Mcelroy that caught Frankfurt napping on the boards getting an offensive rebounding and making a layup. Alba Berlin still trailed 70-67, but now it was time for Super Tez Robertson to use his Superman in training cape for the crunch time heroics. He started with a incredible runner from the wing for the 72-67 lead. He then forced a steal which landed in the hands of Pascal Roller (180-G-76).

This ultimately gave The Deutsche Bank Skyliners the momentum as they had a five point lead. 'Robertson has improved a lot. He has a lot more confidence, is making transition baskets and driving to the basket. His teammates are also looking more for him on offense', stated Immanuel McElroy. Derrick Byars did continue the heated Alba Berlin comeback with a three pointer to cut the Frankfurt lead to 72-70, but Mcelroy then got a foul sending the most unwanted man to the foul line for any opponent with Pascal Roller (180-G-76). 'We were down by two points with 30 seconds and Mcelory was hit with a foul. That really hurt', stressed Derrick Byars. Pascal Roller (180-G-76) then made two free throws and Derrick Allen closed out the game with a lay up as Alba Berlin left the floor a defeated team. 'This was an overall team effort. We were really strong in crunchtime. Tez made big plays, Pascal made big shots and free throws, Derrick dominated inside and Labo hit big shots. This is how we have played all season long down the stretch. We never give up and always continue to keep the pressure on', commented Seth Doliboa The about 15 Skyliner fans in attendance enjoyed the win even if Alba Fans went home disappointed and ex Cologne coach Sasa Obradovic was not totally impressed by the game. 'I didnt think that this was a real top quality game. Both teams relied on tactical things. This game was not as intense as it could have been. Frankfurt won the game with small details like transition points and offensive rebounds', added Sasa Obradovic (agency: Beo Basket )

The Deutsche Bank Skyliners were led by Derrick Allen with 18 points and five rebounds. Dragan Labovic (207-C/F-87) chipped in with 14 points and three rebounds. Pascal Roller (180-G-76) had 12 points, six assists and three rebounds. Quantez Robertson (190-G-84, college: Auburn) added 11 points and Grayson Moyer 10 points. Alba Berlin was led by Julius Jenkins (187-G-81, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Georgia Southern) with 19 points, five rebounds and three assists. Derrick Byars scored 12 points. Blagota Sekulic chipped in with 11 points and Immanuel McElroy with 10 points, eight rebounds and five assists.

After the thrilling win against The Artland Dragons, The Deutsche Bank Skyliners were able to take their success to a new level by beating the best team in the league with Alba Berlin. The Deutsche Bank Skyliners dominated every vital stat shooting over 50% from the field, controlling the boards 34-26 and making 28 points inside. Alba Berlin has been known as having the top pick and role game, but were unable to perfect it against Frankfurt. 'Our pick and role simply didnt work against Frankfurt. Frankfurt likes to switch defenses and even had big guys guarding centers. We missed dunks and easy layups', stressed Derrick Byars. After getting a top grade for defense against The Artland Dragons, Frankfurt was near cum laude honours against Alba Berlin. 'We stuck to our defensive game plan. We identified shooters and penetrators and stopped their pick and role', commented Grayson Moyer. One player who didnt always have it easy last season and even had games scoring 0 points or playing very little was captain Pascal Roller (180-G-76), but this season, he is playing like a player who had taken a long shower under the fountain of youth as his play is as energetic as ever. 'How old is he? 33? He can definitely still play. He controlled the game for Frankfurt. He may not do anything athletic, but he hits the big shots', expressed Derrick Byars. Frankfurt moved up to 3rd place with the win in the BEKO BBL standings and maybe now the whole German basketball community might start to notice something brewing in the stew of coach Murat Didin (agency: Interperformances )? 'We always knew that we were a good team, but tonight we showed the league, fans and Deutsche Bank that we are a very good team. It is not easy beating Alba Berlin in the O2 arena', warned Skyliner assistant coach Engin Gencoglu. The playoffs might be around the corner, but that goal is still very far away. 'We arent thinking about the playoffs at all. We want to win the BEKO TOP Four at home', warned Pascal Roller (180-G-76). The Deutsche Bank Skyliners host The Duesseldorf Giants March 28th.



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 Trier16.2 
 4. Jenkins, ALBA15.5 
 5. Burns, ratiopharm15.1 
 6. Suput, Brose B.14.9 
 7. Jeffers, LTi 46ers14.8 
 8. Reese, Dt.14.7 
 9. Allen, Dt.14.4 
 10. Travis, Walter Tigers14.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jeff GIBBS
  Bremerhaven
  (188-F-80)
  Avg: 9.4
 1. Gibbs, Bremerhaven9.4 
 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, ratiopharm6.5 
 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, Phoenix .5.2 
 5. Jordan, Telekom B.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: 2.3
 1. Trice, ratiopharm2.3 
 2. Hamilton, NY Phant.1.9 
 3. Jenkins, Walter T.1.8 
 4. Foster, EWE B.1.5 
 5. Martin, Bremerha.1.5 
 6. Bernard, MBC1.5 
 7. Anderson, Goett.1.5 
 8. Teague, LTi 46ers1.5 
 9. Ratkovica, Walter T.1.4 
 10. Burns, ratiopharm1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 John TUREK
  Phoenix Hagen
  (205-F/C-83)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Turek, Phoenix .1.5 
 2. Pleiss, Brose B.1.5 
 3. Boumtje, EWE B.1.5 
 4. Ohlbrecht, Telek.1.3 
 5. Ovcina, LTi 46ers1.2 
 6. Lyde, Bremerhaven1.1 
 7. Bryant, ratiopharm1.0 
 8. Flomo, Telekom B.0.9 
 9. Visser, EnBW L.0.9 
 10. Barrett, Pad.Bask.0.9 


ProA Round: 25 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
B.Muenchen - Hannover 77-85
Muenchen was beaten by Hannover 77:85 at the Regular Season Round 25. Emmanuel Holloway (188-G-86, college: Illinois St.) stepped up with 23 points for the winners and Moten Brian added 18. Maras Robert and Barrett Rasheem responded with 18 points apiece in defeat.

Heidelberg - Jena 75-94
Science City Jena grabbed 10-15 record beating Heidelberg 94:75 away from home. Michael Lake (182-G-73, college: Hillsdale) top-scored for the winners with 17 points and Wysocki Kevin netted 15. Komarek Oliver answered with 19 points for the hosts.

Langen - Chemnitz 115-121 4OT
Chemnitz needed four overtimes to beat Langen 121:115. Bufford Stane's top-scored for the winners with 24 points, Gary Johnson (188-G-82, college: Cent.Florida) had 23 and Rastatter Dima added 22 points and 17 boards. Hird Alonzo replied with 28 points for the home side.

Freiburg - Crailsheim 58-77
Freiburg lost to Crailsheim 58:77 as the latter got 15 points from Jonathan Reibel (188-G-86, college: Rollins). McAndrew Mark nailed 13, while Bynum John had 11 points and 10 rebounds. Kinsella Mike posted 13 points for the home side.

Bayreuth - Braves 87-79
Bayreuth improved to 21-4 record on top beating Braves 87:79. Jaivon Harris (197-G-82, college: Ohio) paced all the winners with 22 points and Raffington Jermain netted 16. Baxley Walt delivered 29 points in the losing effort.

ETB Wohnbau - Karlsruhe 67-79
ETB Wohnbau was defeated by Karlsruhe 67:79 on March 20th. Rouven Roessler (200-F-80) stepped up with 29 points for the winners and Richardson DeWayne collected 14 points and 12 rebounds. Howell Keonta and Schroter Sebastian notched 14 points each in defeat.

Cuxhaven - Noerdlingen 89-83
Cuxhaven outscored Noerdlingen 89:83 for 19-6 record on the second position. Lee Jeka (187-G-83) paced all the winners with 29 points, while Dorris Mark followed him with 14. Watson Giordan ended up with 21 points in the losing case.



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, Heidelberg20.1 
 4. Roessler, Karlsruhe19.7 
 5. Jeka, Cuxhaven19.5 
 6. Burleson, Heidelberg19.1 
 7. Dorris, Cuxhaven18.7 
 8. Baxley, Braves18.2 
 9. Wachalski, Osnab.17.6 
 10. Brooks, Kirchheim17.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Alonzo HIRD
  Langen
  (206-F-83)
  Avg: 10.9
 1. Hird, Langen10.9 
 2. Smallwood, Braves9.5 
 3. Baker, Osnabrueck9.5 
 4. Richardson, Karls.9.0 
 5. Black, Karlsruhe8.9 
 6. Maras, B.Muenchen8.6 
 7. Rastatter, Chemn.8.5 
 8. Chones, ETB W.7.9 
 9. Ferguson, Noerdlin.7.6 
 10. Jackson-W., Jena7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Whit HOLCOMB-FAYE
  Braves
  (185-G-84)
  Avg: 8.4
 1. Holcomb-Faye, Bra.8.4 
 2. Jeka, Cuxhaven5.8 
 3. Bynum, Crailsheim5.5 
 4. Watson, Noerdlin.5.2 
 5. Holloway, Hannover4.9 
 6. Kepkay, ETB W.4.8 
 7. Burleson, Heidelberg4.7 
 8. Harrelson, Osnab.4.5 
 9. Brooks, Kirchheim4.2 
 10. Freymond, Kirch.4.0 
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. Zazai, Freiburg2.1 
 6. Hunter, Freiburg2.0 
 7. Scott, Kirchheim1.9 
 8. Jeka, Cuxhaven1.8 
 9. Hodges, Heidelberg1.8 
 10. Slack, Hannover1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Anthony SLACK
  Hannover
  (202-F/C-84)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Slack, Hannover2.2 
 2. De Michael, Kirchheim1.8 
 3. Hill, Jena1.5 
 4. Schoo, Hannover1.5 
 5. Maras, B.Muenchen1.4 
 6. Fuller, Cuxhaven1.2 
 7. Buse, Osnabrueck1.0 
 8. Tarver, Braves1.0 
 9. Smallwood, Braves1.0 
 10. Seward, Bayreuth1.0 


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  GREECE   


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. Teodosic, Egaleo3.4 
 10. Maslarinos, Xanthi3.4 
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. Karapostolou, Iraklis1.3 
 7. Lianos, Dafni1.3 
 8. Sizopoulos, Arkadikos1.3 
 9. Emiris, Egaleo1.2 
 10. Pettas, Olimpiada P.1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Vassilis VAGENAS
  OFI
  (202-F-80)
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Vagenas, OFI1.1 
 2. Giovanivic, Arkadikos0.9 
 3. Vagenas, OFI0.8 
 4. Harismidis, Pagrati0.8 
 5. Souflias, OFI0.8 
 6. Amato, Perama0.7 
 7. Despos, Iraklis0.7 
 8. Koutroulias, Near E.0.7 
 9. Psathas, AGOR0.7 
 10. Anagnostopou., Xan.0.6 


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  GUATEMALA   


D-Team defeats Compusys - by Gianni Pascucci
At the end of a very battled game, D-Team Guatemala prevailed over Compusys, 109-105, in the last round of LPB action at the Gimnasio de la Universidad Popular. Heber Rodriguez (185-G-82) scoredd 33 points to lead D-team, Jose Joaquin Ortiz (180-G-78) added 24 pts, Julio Barrios (196-F-82) scored he too 33 points for Compusys, and Marcos Zetina (180-G-86) and Cesar Catalan (180-G-75) added 22 pts each. Thanks to this win, D-Team improves its record to 2-1

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


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  HAITI   


Launching of "Detente Basketball" by ASI - by Princeloo Alexandre
January 12th has left such a bitter taste that one would easily give all up to the ruins, thriving to choke all souvenirs that might emerge. Regardless to life requirements, it wouldn't condemnable. But a few have rather resolved to circumvent the obstacles.

The Haitian basketball's glimmer of hope is not extinct, for ASI (Inter-school Sports Association) recently launched his basketball clinic named 'Dtente Basketball'. The goal of this clinic is to channel the children out of the atmosphere of delinquency to which they become exposed after the earthquake.

From short recapitulations on basketball history to evening games, all the basic elements were provided to these enthusiastic children. Just one day from the opening date that ASI was counting more than 100 little ballers.


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  HOLLAND   


Standings - Promotie Divisie
Prom.Divisie Standings
 1. Amsterdam 2 16-4 
 2. MSV 15-5 
 3. Binnenland 14-5 
 4. Red Giants 14-6 
 5. Goba 11-10 
 6. Leiden 2 10-9 
 7. Hoofddorp 10-10 
 8. Punch 8-11 
 9. BV Rooi 8-12 
 10. Groene 7-12 
 11. Akrides 7-14 
 12. High Five 4-16 
 13. Landstede 2 3-15 


PromotieDivisie Scores Round 21: Key wins or losses can make or break ya! - by Terry Cooper
When you say it is getting tougher at the end, round 21 was just that for teams still fighting for the Final Four and those trying to hold on. WIth good outside shooting from young player Lamin Sawaneh, MSV Log.in was able to hold off a fiesty Groene Uilen team at home 74-58 while Amsterdam2 is still on top winning easy over High Five 91-59. In a battle of the newcomers, BV Hoofddorp defeated Binnenland 80-68 at home while the Red Giants held of Punch to win 90-82. Landstede2 got a key win over Z&Z2 winning 63-56 and GOBA won their second in a row defeating VBC Akrides 69-47. BV Rooi had the week off. The next few weeks will determine who has punched their tickets to the Final Four and where they will finish in the standings however, until then nothing is secure and a key loss here, key win there, can change everything. Stay Tuned...

Round 20 Scores:

BV Hoofddorp - Binnenland 80 - 68
High Five - Amsterdam2 59 - 91
Red Giants - Punch 90 - 82
Goba - VBC Akrides 69 - 47
Landstede2 - Z&Z Leiden2 63 - 56
MSV Log in - De Groene Uilen 74 - 58


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  IBL   


IBL's Oregon Waves will return Lamar Hurd and David Lucas to 2010 campaign - by Trask Frost
Portland, Oregon- the International Basketball League's Oregon Waves will return Lamar Hurd and David Lucas to the 2010 season. The Oregon Waves open up thier season at Los Angeles on May 15th against the 2009 championship team- the L.A. Lightning; the Los Angeles Lightning return all six of thier former NBA players. 6' 4' Lamar Hurd was well known for his play for the Oregon State Beavers- a 4 year starter for Oregon State; Lamars first season in the IBL saw him average 18.4 points, 5.6 rebounds and 6.3 assists per game but more importantly, Hurd took his team to the International Basketball League 2009 Championships where the team fell 2 games to 1 to the Los Angeles Lightning. 6' 8' David Lucas was a two-time All-PAC 10 performer for the Oregon State Beavers (2004/2005) before moving on to a professional career. Lucas led the IBL in scoring in 2007 and 2008 (37.0 ppg in 2008). David is son of former NBA great Maurice Lucas. David Lucas played 10 games in the 2009 IBL season- averaging 19.4 points and 5.4 rebounds. More Oregon Waves players are expected to be announced soon.

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  ICELAND   


Stats Leaders (Men)
Points Per Game
 Richard WILLIAMS
  FSU
  (178-G-)
  Avg: 27.5
 1. Williams, FSU27.5 
 2. Isom, Tindastoll25.9 
 3. Dabney, Hamar25.4 
 4. Valdimarsson, Ham.25.0 
 5. Shouse, Stjarnan24.2 
 6. Smith, Fjolnir23.6 
 7. Caird, FSU21.8 
 8. Burton, Snaefell21.4 
 9. Burns, Keflavik21.2 
 10. Vilbergsson, Grind.20.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Hlynur BAERINGSSON
  Snaefell
  (200-F-82)
  Avg: 14.7
 1. Baeringsson, Snaefell14.7 
 2. Smith, Fjolnir12.0 
 3. Clark, Keflavik10.8 
 4. Pantelic, Stjarnan10.5 
 5. Ermolinskij, KR10.1 
 6. Caldwell, Breidablik10.0 
 7. Daanish, Tindastoll9.4 
 8. Visockis, Tindastoll9.3 
 9. Stefansson, UMFN9.3 
 10. Igbavboa, Keflavik8.7 
Assists Per Game
 Pavel ERMOLINSKIJ
  KR
  (202-G/F-87)
  Avg: 9.4
 1. Ermolinskij, KR9.4 
 2. Isom, Tindastoll9.0 
 3. Steinarsson, Fjolnir7.6 
 4. Burton, Snaefell7.4 
 5. Jonsson, Grindavik7.0 
 6. Shouse, Stjarnan5.7 
 7. Dabney, Hamar5.5 
 8. Inge, KR5.2 
 9. Vilhjalmsson, Kefla.5.0 
 10. Giovacchini, Tinda.4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Semaj INGE
  KR
  (193-G-87)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Inge, KR3.4 
 2. Isom, Tindastoll3.1 
 3. Ermolinskij, KR3.0 
 4. Williams, FSU2.8 
 5. Dabney, Hamar2.7 
 6. Vilhjalmsson, Kefla.2.6 
 7. Bradford, UMFN2.3 
 8. Clark, Keflavik2.3 
 9. Baeringsson, Snaefell2.2 
 10. Shouse, Stjarnan2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Christopher SMITH
  Fjolnir
  (198-F-82)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Smith, Fjolnir3.1 
 2. Pantelic, Stjarnan2.6 
 3. Stefansson, UMFN1.7 
 4. Nathanaelsso., Ham.1.7 
 5. Clark, Keflavik1.6 
 6. Daanish, Tindastoll1.4 
 7. Inge, KR1.3 
 8. Baeringsson, Snaefell1.3 
 9. Thorsteinsso., Kefla.1.3 
 10. Caldwell, Breidablik1.3 


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  INDIA   


5th Mar Theophilos basketball tournament - by Umashankar
Amala mc , thissur makes it to the final of the mar theophilos tournament with kevin paul scoring 34 points of the teams 46 point, he was the pick of the lot.
Men's semifinal: Amala MC, Thrissur 46 (Kevin Paul 34, Mohammed Ferhisha 10) bt Amritha MC, Kochi 38 (V. Rahul 13, Arjun 10).
Women's league: Amala MC, Thrissur 21 (Theresa Susan 15) bt Somervel Memorial MC, Karakonam 9 (Janaki S. Dutt 9); Pushpagiri MC 23 (Roshni George 10, Sheena Mary Joseph 10) bt Somervel MMC 13 (Janaki S. Dutt 10).


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  ISRAEL   


Premier L. Round: 18 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Hap.Jerusalem - Ironi Ramat G. 107-71
Hapoel Jerusalem smashed Ironi Ramat Gan 107:71 on March 21st. Kevinn Pinkney (206-F-83, college: Nevada) stepped up with 17 points and Naimy Yuval brought his team 16. Forbes Gary finished the night with 23 points for Ramat Gan.

Maccabi T-A - Hapoel Holon 104-87
Maccabi T-A improved their record on top after the victory over Hapoel Holon 104:87. David Bluthenthal (202-F-80, college: USC) paced the league-leaders with 16 points, while Wisniewski Andrew and Lasme Stephane added 13 each. Thomas John delivered 19 points for Holon.

Ironi Ashkelon - Hapoel Afula 87-81
Ironi Ashkelon edged Hapoel Afula 87:81 as Omar Sneed (198-F-76, college: Memphis) poured in 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Roth Moran nailed 15 and Baxter, Jimmy had 13. Dentmon Justin ended up with 22 points for Afula.

Galil Gilboa - Bnei Hasharon 87-71
Galil Gilboa rolled over Bnei Hasharon 87:71 as Erik Daniels (204-G/F-82, college: Kentucky) debuted with 20 points. Erik Daniels just left Azovmash in Ukraine. Tucker Anthony reponded with 19 points in defeat and Clancy, Sam scored 17.

Macc.Haifa - Ironi Nahariya 73-77
Maccabi Haifa lost to Ironi Nahariya 73:77at the end of the Regular Season Round 18. Paul Delaney (188-G-86, college: UAB) was almost perfect from the field notching 27 points, while Smith Steven added 16. Jefferson Davon produced 22 points in the losing effort.

Macc.Rishon LZ - Netanya 92-74
Maccabi Rishon LZ cruised past Netanya 92:74. Ugonna Onyekwe (203-F-79, agency: ZAG Advocates, college: Pennsylvania) top-scored for the winners with 22 points and O'Bannon Larry netted 20. Pinnock Danilo answered with 21 points in the losing effort.



Standings - BSL
Premier L. Standings
 1. Maccabi T-A 17-1 
 2. Jerusalem 12-6 
 3. Macc.Haifa 12-6 
 4. Galil Gilboa 12-6 
 5. Netanya 11-7 
 6. Ashkelon 9-9 
 7. Bnei Hasharon 7-11 
 8. Rishon LZ 7-11 
 9. Hap.Afula 6-12 
 10. Ironi Nahariya 6-12 
 11. Hapoel Holon 5-13 
 12. Ramat Gan 4-14 


Stats Leaders - National League
Points Per Game
 Robert BROWN
  Hap.Haifa
  (195-F-80)
  Avg: 29.7
 1. Brown, Hap.Haifa29.7 
 2. Asbury, Hap.Tivon27.9 
 3. Markson, Elitzur .23.0 
 4. Byerson, Natzrath.21.5 
 5. Clemente, Macc.Ash.21.2 
 6. Drayton, Beer Y.21.1 
 7. Paris, Hapoel Beeri20.7 
 8. Jackson, Kiryat Ata20.3 
 9. Simhon, Hod H.19.8 
 10. Hicks, Kohav Yair19.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Stanley BRANDY
  Hod Hasharon
  (200-F-67)
  Avg: 12.7
 1. Brandy, Hod H.12.7 
 2. Paris, Hapoel Beeri12.1 
 3. Byerson, Natzrath.12.0 
 4. Clemente, Macc.Ash.11.4 
 5. Peterson, Elitzur .11.2 
 6. Drayton, Beer Y.9.7 
 7. Auter, Macc.Hab.9.7 
 8. Tzubrevitch, Elitzu.9.5 
 9. Lee, Kiryat Ata9.2 
 10. Jackson, Kiryat Ata8.9 
Assists Per Game
 Ilan BERKOVICH
  Hap.Haifa
  (187-G-75)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Berkovich, Hap.H.7.2 
 2. Nenikashvili, Megido.6.4 
 3. Huli, Lev Hasharon6.0 
 4. Arieli, Hap.Tivon5.7 
 5. OFIR FARHI Macc..5.5 
 6. Shifman, Hapoel Beeri5.1 
 7. Brandwein, Elitzu.5.1 
 8. Golan, Lev Hasharon5.1 
 9. Cohen, Natzrath.4.8 
 10. Skverer, Macc.Hab.4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Ofir FARHI
  Macc.Ashdod
  (187-G-86)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. OFIR FARHI Macc..2.7 
 2. Markson, Elitzur .2.4 
 3. Asbury, Hap.Tivon2.3 
 4. Berkovich, Hap.H.2.2 
 5. Young, Elitzur Ramla2.0 
 6. Brandy, Hod H.1.9 
 7. Karpels, Elitzur .1.9 
 8. Cohen, Hapoel Beeri1.8 
 9. Matalon, Megido/Y.1.8 
 10. Harush, Kohav Yair1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Brad BYERSON
  Natzrath Elite
  (201-F-85)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Byerson, Natzrath.1.8 
 2. Auter, Macc.Hab.1.7 
 3. Paris, Hapoel Beeri1.4 
 4. Tzubrevitch, Elitzu.1.3 
 5. Aiden, Hapoel Beeri1.2 
 6. Markson, Elitzur .1.1 
 7. Brandy, Hod H.1.0 
 8. Peterson, Elitzur .1.0 
 9. Carr, Megido/Yok.1.0 
 10. Martin, Elitzur Yavne1.0 


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  ITALY   


Standings - B1
A dilettanti Standings
Group A
 1. Forli 22-3 
 2. Fortitudo BO 22-4 
 3. Ozzano 20-5 
 4. Brescia 15-10 
 5. Treviglio 14-11 
 6. Omegna 14-11 
 7. Trento 14-12 
 8. Tezenis Verona 13-12 
 9. Castelletto 12-13 
 10. Trieste 11-14 
 11. Fidenza 10-16 
 12. Osimo 9-16 
 13. Montecatini 8-17 
 14. Riva del Garda 5-20 
 15. Jesolo S.Dona 0-25 
Group B
 1. Barcellona 19-6 
 2. Ostuni 18-7 
 3. San Severo 15-10 
 4. Perugia 15-10 
 5. Trapani 15-10 
 6. Ruvo 14-11 
 7. Ferentino 13-12 
 8. Comsum.it SI 13-12 
 9. Palestrina 13-12 
 10. S.Antimo 12-13 
 11. Matera 11-14 
 12. Agrigento 8-17 
 13. Molfetta 5-20 
 14. Potenza 4-21 


Stats Leaders - SerieA
Points Per Game
 Gary NEAL
  Benetton TV
  (193-G-84)
  Avg: 19.4
 1. Neal, Benetton TV19.4 
 2. Grundy, Carife FE17.9 
 3. Ere, Pepsi Caserta17.0 
 4. Jackson, Carife FE17.0 
 5. Aradori, Angelico.16.9 
 6. Lavrinovic, Montepas.15.6 
 7. Hicks, Scavolini PS15.2 
 8. Brown, Air AV15.0 
 9. Jaaber, Lottomat.14.4 
 10. Rowland, Vanoli CR14.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Greg BRUNNER
  Sigma Coat.
  (201-F-83)
  Avg: 10.1
 1. Brunner, Sigma C.10.1 
 2. Ford, Carife FE8.7 
 3. Wallace, Benetton.8.5 
 4. Troutman, Air AV8.5 
 5. Jones, Pepsi C.8.0 
 6. Williams, Scavolin.7.9 
 7. Pasco, Angelico BI7.3 
 8. Hall, Armani MI6.7 
 9. Ivanov, Sigma C.6.6 
 10. Brown, Vanoli CR6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Marques GREEN
  Scavolini PS
  (170-G-82)
  Avg: 5.2
 1. Green, Scavolini PS5.2 
 2. Brown, Air AV5.2 
 3. Smith, Angelico BI4.5 
 4. Poeta, Banca Tercas4.3 
 5. Finley, Armani MI4.1 
 6. Childress, Cimberio.4.1 
 7. McIntyre, Montepas.4.1 
 8. Becirovic, Armani M.4.0 
 9. Rowland, Vanoli CR3.6 
 10. Bowers, Pepsi C.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Marques GREEN
  Scavolini PS
  (170-G-82)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Green, Scavolini PS3.4 
 2. Jaaber, Lottomat.3.0 
 3. Troutman, Air AV2.9 
 4. Rowland, Vanoli CR2.9 
 5. Hawkins, Montepas.2.5 
 6. Minard, Lottomat.2.4 
 7. Ere, Pepsi Caserta2.4 
 8. Jones, Pepsi C.2.3 
 9. Grundy, Carife FE2.3 
 10. Collins, CS Bologna2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Sharrod FORD
  Carife FE
  (206-F-82)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Ford, Carife FE2.9 
 2. Eze, Montepaschi1.3 
 3. Crosariol, Lottomat.1.2 
 4. Pasco, Angelico BI1.0 
 5. Szewczyk, Air AV1.0 
 6. Lavrinovic, Montepas.0.9 
 7. Traylor, NSB Napoli0.9 
 8. Nicevic, Benetton.0.8 
 9. Gigli, Lottomatica0.8 
 10. Sanikidze, CS Bo.0.8 


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 IM22.2 
 3. Forte, Edimes PV21.8 
 4. Goss, Scafati .21.5 
 5. Kemp, Banco Sard.20.1 
 6. Slay, Carmatic PT19.4 
 7. Adams, Fileni Jesi19.3 
 8. Crispin, Enel B.19.2 
 9. Thomas, Enel Brindisi18.7 
 10. Rowe, Banco Sard.18.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ndudi EBI
  Riviera Solare
  (206-F-84)
  Avg: 14.2
 1. Ebi, Riviera Solare14.2 
 2. Boykin, Edimes PV10.8 
 3. Waleskowski, Fileni J.10.1 
 4. Ezugwu, Aget IM8.6 
 5. Chiacig, Scafati .8.6 
 6. Hines, Prima Veroli8.3 
 7. Thomas, Enel Brindisi8.2 
 8. Brkic, Snaidero UD7.7 
 9. George, Fastweb CM7.5 
 10. Missere, A.B. L.7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Marcus HATTEN
  UCC Casalpus.
  (186-G-80)
  Avg: 4.7
 1. Hatten, UCC C.4.7 
 2. Rowe, Banco Sard.4.4 
 3. Levin, Fastweb CM4.3 
 4. Nissim, Prima Veroli4.0 
 5. Brown, Snaidero UD4.0 
 6. Forte, Edimes PV3.8 
 7. Young, Edimes PV3.4 
 8. Bertolazzi, Miro R.3.2 
 9. Garris, Umana R.3.1 
 10. Draper, Prima Veroli3.1 
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 Solare3.2 
 6. Young, Edimes PV2.9 
 7. Draper, Prima Veroli2.8 
 8. Boyette, Miro R.2.7 
 9. Rowe, Banco Sard.2.7 
 10. Skinn, Carmatic PT2.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Troy OSTLER
  UCC Casalpus.
  (209-F-78)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Ostler, UCC C.2.1 
 2. Pearson, Miro R.2.1 
 3. Ebi, Riviera Solare1.9 
 4. Di Giuliomar., Umana R.1.8 
 5. Hines, Prima Veroli1.3 
 6. Brkic, Snaidero UD1.0 
 7. Boykin, Edimes PV1.0 
 8. Boykin, Fileni Jesi1.0 
 9. Melli, Trenkwalder1.0 
 10. Bryan, Enel Brindisi1.0 


Serie A - Top Players week 22 - by Stefano Pini
MVP
Mason Rocca (204-F-77, college: Princeton) Armani Jeans Milano 21 points, 8 rebounds
Last season there were big doubts on his knee conditions. Played few games without a great impact.
In this season he is the rock, the symbol of Milano. Petravicius is still sidelined for injury problem and Mason is the man in the middle that is keeping Milano in the top 4

Euro Player of the week
Benjamin Ortner (206-F/C-83, college: Metro St.) NGC Cantu, 24 points (9/12 FG), 5 rebounds.
We won't say that winning at Biella Cantu is finding his playoff spot. Because we said something similar last year: Cant won at Biella at the beginning of the Spring, but then they ended the season in a bad way... Anyway, the austrian big man is having his best season in Serie A.

Import Player of the week
Timothy Bowers (188-G-82, college: Mississippi St.) Pepsi Caserta, 21 points, 5 rebounds, 3 steals, 3 assists
Caserta won a game with a great rally in the 4th quarter. Timothy Bowers is come back at 100% after the injury. He played a 360 game with great personality, leading his team to a great victory on the road. Welcome back Tim!

Honorable Mentions
Eric Williams (206-C-84, agency: Priority Sports, college: Wake Forest) Scavolini Pesaro 21 points, 12 rebounds
Chevon Troutman (202-F-81, agency: ACMT, college: Pittsburgh) Air Avellino 16 points 8 rebounds
Sandro Nicevic (210-C-76, agency: Beo Basket) Benetton Treviso 18 points 8 rebounds
Marko Tusek (203-F-75) Cimberio Varese 16 points 5 rebounds 5 steals
Jacopo Giachetti (191-G-83) Lottomatica Roma 20 points 4 assists



Legadue, round 24 (regular season): top players - by Antonello Varallo
Best italian players starting 5 of round 24

PG:Andrea Pecile (187-G-80, agency: World Sport Agency) of Riviera Solare Rimini: 11 points with 3/4 from 3Pt in 22 minutes
SG:Carlton Myers (192-G-71, agency: World Sport Agency) of Riviera Solare Rimini: 17 points with 12/13 from the line
SF:Luigi Dordei (202-F-81) of Snaidero Udine: 17 points, 6 rebounds and 2 steals
F: Nicolo Melli (205-F-91) of Trenkwalder Reggio Emilia: 13 points, 8 rebounds, 2 blocks, 3 steals and 2 assists
C:David Brkic (210-F-82, agency: Interperformances) of Snaidero Udine: 18 points, 9 rebounds, 2 blocks, 4 assists

Best import players starting 5 of round 24

PG:Joseph Crispin (186-G-79, agency: Interperformances, college: Penn St.) of Enel Brindisi: 28 points with 6/10 from
SG:Joseph Forte (193-G-81, agency: JEMsports, college: N.Carolina) of Paul Mitchell Pavia: 14 points, 4 rebounds, 2 blocks, 7 steals, 4 assists
SF:Omar Thomas (197-F-82, agency: Interperformances, college: UTEP)Thomas of Enel Brindisi: 16 points and 10 rebounds
F:Ndudi Ebi (206-F-84, agency: Arik Krayn Services, college: Arizona)Ebi of Riviera Solare Rimini: 9 points, 19 rebounds, 4 blocks and 3 assists
C:Jiri Hubalek (209-C-82, agency: Interperformances, college: Iowa St.) of BdS Sassari: 21 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists



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  JAPAN   


Japan Times: JBA opens door for bj-league - by J.D. Greene
From Japan Times (03-21-2010)

The Japan Basketball Association announced on Saturday it has finalized the process of giving recognition to the bj-league, opening the door for the 13-team league to have its players try out for the national team.

In other words, the bj-league is now under the JBA's organizational umbrella and is a recognized professional league. The established JBL, run by the JBA, had been the only recognized pro league by the sport's national governing body.

The bj-league, which began in the fall of 2005 with six teams (including two former JBL teams, the Saitama Broncos and Niigata Albirex BB), was not recognized by the national governing body since it was established. Year after year, new bj-league teams have been added, and players and coaches from the young league have expressed disgust about the slow process of gaining acceptance from the JBA.

In the past, only JBL players could join the national team.

'We are very happy that the JBA is to approve the bj-league, and registration of the bj-league teams and players to the JBA,' bj-league commissioner Toshimitsu Kawachi said in a statement. 'It opens the door for the players to join the national team, which will encourage our players. We will cooperate with the JBA to strengthen Japan's team and spread the popularity of basketball more in Japan.'



BJ League Round: 25 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Shiga Lakestars - Fukuoka Rizing 84-85
Shiga Lakestars lost to Fukuoka Rizing 84:85 as the latter got 31 points and 12 rebounds from Michael Parker (200-G/F-81, college: Evergreen St.). Bryant Marlyn chipped in 25 and Morgan Sylvester added 16 points and 14 boards. Schafer Ray notched 21 points in the losing effort.

Osaka Evessa - Kyoto Hannaryz 105-85
Osaka Evessa stun Kyoto Hannaryz 105:85 in one of the latest games of the league. David Palmer (201-F-82, college: S.Utah) paced all the winners with 30 points and Washington Lynn added 23. Takushi Naoto finished the game with 24 points for the guests.

Oita H.Devils - Takamatsu FA 100-97
Oita H.Devils outscored Takamatsu FA 100:97 on March 21th. Michael Bell (206-F-82, college: Florida Atlantic) paced all the winners with 23 points and 12 boards, while Woods Ricky notched 20. Gardener Michael ended up with 27 points for the guests and Takeda Satoshi posted 24.

Osaka Evessa - Kyoto Hannaryz 80-61
Osaka Evessa rolled over Kyoto Hannaryz 80:61 on March 20th. Jason Klotz (207-C-81, college: Texas) poured in 17 points and Blackwell Ryan nailed 16. Blackwell Ryan ended up with 15 points in th losing effort.

Oita H.Devils - Takamatsu FA 98-85
Oita H.Devils overcame Takamatsu FA 98:85 as Woods Ricky exploded with 42 points, while Michael Bell collected 18 points and 20 rebounds. Chun Remington notched 28 points in defeat.

Sendai 89ers - Toyama Grouses 85-77
Sendai 89ers cruised past Toyama Grouses 85:77 on Sunday. Number 8 brought 24 points, while Josh Peppers (201-F-85, agency: Court Side, college: Cent.Florida) netted 20.

Tokyo Apache - Saitama Bron. 80-78
Tokyo Apache won the second game over Saitama Broncos 80:78. Julius Ashby (205-F/C-82, college: Colorado) stepped up with 26 points and Julius Ashby followed him with 13. Roberts Terrence answered with 23 points and 15 rebounds in defeat.

Sendai 89ers - Toyama Grouses 100-78
Sendai 89ers smashed Toyama Grouses 100:78 as six players scored in double digits. Josh Peppers paced all the winners with 18 points and Takahashi Kenichi netted 17.

Shiga Lakestars - Fukuoka Rizing 93-75
Shiga Lakestars outscored Fukuoka Rizing 93:75 as Mikey Marshall (196-G-81, agency: Pro Management Agency, college: Texas Tech) exploded with 34 points and 12 rebounds, while Hamilton Gary collected 16 points and 20 boards. Michael Parker replied with 22 points and 12 rebounds in defeat.

Tokyo Apache - Saitama Bron. 88-82
Tokyo Apache and Saitama Broncos opened Regular Season Round 25 as the hosts celerated 88:82 win. Julius Ashby top-scored for the winners ith 21 points and Aoki Cohey delivered 20. Jointer Mario produced 24 points for the visiting side.



Standings - BJ League
BJ Standings
Eastern
 1. Hamamatsu P. 30-8 
 2. Sendai 89ers 26-12 
 3. Niigata Albirex 18-20 
 4. Tokyo Apache 14-24 
 5. Toyama Grouses 14-24 
 6. Saitama Bron. 13-25 
Western
 1. Okinawa GK 26-14 
 2. Fukuoka Rizing 24-16 
 3. Osaka Evessa 22-16 
 4. Shiga Lakestars 22-20 
 5. Oita H.Devils 20-22 
 6. Kyoto Hannaryz 14-24 
 7. Takamatsu FA 11-29 


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  JORDAN   


Zain withdraw officially - by Mohammed Malas
Jo-Basket.com, Amman - Zain Club's president Dr. Nasouh Al Kaderi confirmed to Al Ghad Newspaper the team officially withdrew from the Jordanian Professional League (JPL) after loosing the clean atmosphere in the game according to Al Kaderi himslef.

The team will have a new strategy in future as they will depend on the youngesters of the club to develop them and give them to the future of Jordanian basketball.

Dr. Nasuh assured that the decision was taken after a long thinking due to the consequences of the managerial gap which the game was passing by in the last few months and that reflected negativeley on the team through the bad results in Dubai Tournament and the injustice in Zain's withdrawal from the 13th WABA Clubs Championship which ended last week.

Zain players

Mr. Mudar Al Majthoob, The general comissioner of the league insisted about the high importance of making the league successful, The JBF will order to establish a team from the National Team stars who will leave Zain automatically coached by the national team head coach Mario Palma and involve them in the league without calculating their results when they will compete with the other league participants; ASU Sports Club, Al Wihdat, Orthodox and Al Riyadi.

Al Majthoob asked the JPL organizers Midrar Sports Company to delay the league 48 hours only to begin on Friday in order to re-organize the shcedule and complete all the other related issues to produce a successful league.


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  KOSOVO   


Standings - Superleague
SuperLeague Standings
 1. Sigal Prishtina 24-2 
 2. Trepca 21-6 
 3. Bashkimi 20-7 
 4. Peja 14-13 
 5. Kosova 10-17 
 6. Bambi 9-17 
 7. Col.Eurosport 6-21 
 8. Drita 3-23 


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  KUWAIT   


Standings
D1 Stage Two Standings
1-4 Positions
 1. Al Qadsia 3-0 
 2. Al Kuwait 2-1 
 3. Al Jahraa 1-2 
 4. Kazma 1-2 
5-12 Positions
 1. Al Sahel 17-5 
 2. Al Arabi 12-10 
 3. An Nasr 9-13 
 4. Al Yarmook 7-15 
 5. Sulaibikhat 6-16 
 6. Al Tadhamon 5-17 
 7. Al Shabab 2-20 
 8. Al Salmiyah 1-21 
Regular Season Standings


Highlights from the 1st round of the Golden 4 - by Corey Washington
Thursday, March 18th Day 1 Location: Kazma

Qadsia welcomed Kazma to the big show early beating them 92: 76. Proving to be a dominate force in Kuwait, Qadsia set the pace early for the Golden 4 tournament. This game was won almost entirely by Qadsia locals. Abdullah N. Al Sarraf set the pace for them, while Joel Box (205-C-84, agency: Pro Management Agency, college: Quincy) demanded respect in the low post proving to fans that he still has it, Box banged on the boards, and even got in a few block shots. Abdullah Al Sarraf Mr. Hollywood seems to always perform when the light come on.. Abdullah hit some key 3 pointers, and weaved in and out of defenders to help widen the gap. Despite excellent performances by Omari Westley and John Oden, kazma was unable to get it done as a team.

Kuwait club smashed Jahra 89: 69 in lopsided loss. We would have to blame jahras coaching staff on this loss. Ira Clark scored an amazing 20pts in the first 8 min of play, with 10 of those points coming off of highlight real dunks on. This guy could not miss he did it all from sinking the 3 to dishing assists along the way. With the Ira Clark show going on in the first quarter, Coach Fassal did not attempt to play their 68 American import Cedric Taylor, until the 2nd quarter. Andre Pitts showed you cant just play him for that jumper he still knows how to shake and bake also. Cedric Taylor tried to help his team to overcome the deficit, but those 20 points that Clark scored in the first quarter alone turned out to be the 20 pts Jahra looses by.

Friday, March 19th Day 2 Location: Kazma

Qadsia continues their winning streak knocking off Kuwait club 68: 71 in a thrilling game Friday night. Abdullah aka Hollywood and teammates knew the camera would be on, so there was nothing left for them to do by perform With Qadsia matching Joel Box with Ira Clark, the game was paced more by the locals. Qadsia proved to want the win more, as Kuwait club may have slept on the intensity of Qadsia right now. Michael Christensen performed well also. Coach Jordanco Davitkov has always known what it takes to get the win, and always seems to get the ones they really need. Dont miss the rematch between these two teams were sure coach Zoran Zubcevic is watching the video of this one, anxiously waiting their payback.

Al Jahra pulls one off against kazma beating them 95: 93 in overtime. Cedric Taylor dominated the paint grabbing rebounds and monstrous put backs. Taylor managed to get Omar Westly and John Oden fouled out the game, while Anthony Jones contributed greatly to the win. Kazmas point guard is one of the best guards in Kuwait, and proved to be a leader on the floor as well. John Oden has to be one of the most powerful centers in the league. Oden brought the rim down a few times, leaving the refs to call timeout to repair the goal. The next matchup with these two will be a thriller.

Saturday, March 20th Day 3 Location: Kazma

Qadsia in another barn burner beat Jahra 82: 80 in another close one. Fans and other felt a few calls from the refs in the final seconds were unfair, and discussions about the calls rolled over starting the 2nd game of the day late. Once again Abdulla Sarraf put on a show , showering Jahra with 39pts Joel Box was running the floor well, and showed responsive when opponents tried to score in the paint. Box has been given a roll to play, and defending the basket is what he has done flawlessly throughout this tournament. Jahra came in flat, but was able to fight back and give Qadsia a good scare.

Kazma was not able to pull out any wins in their first bid for the Golden 4. Losing in the last day of round 1 to Kuwait club 72:80, Kazma knows they have to step up their play in the final round starting next week. With Ira Clark and Andre Pitts, Kuwait club has many weapons in those two bodies alone, but it is apparent that they are going to have to get some strong play from their locals if they want to take this tournament.

Standings

Qadsia: 3-0
Kuwait: 2-1
Jahra: 1-2
Kazma: 0-3

Thursday, March 25th Round 2 Location: Kuwait Club
Jahra vs Kuwait 5:00PM
Qadsia vs Kazma 7:00PM


Kazma Host's first round of Golden 4 - by Corey Washington
The top 4 clubs in Kuwait will square off today to begin the Golden 4 playoffs Todays games will be played at Kazma Club starting with home team Kazma taking on Qadsia at 5:00PM. Following will be Kuwait Club vs Al Jahra at 7:00PM

Action between these 4 clubs will be some of the best basketball Kuwait has seen in a long time... Key players to watch:

Kuwait Club: USA (G) Andre Pitts , USA (C) Ira Clark, BAH (F) Al Mutawa
Al Jahra Club: USA (F) Cedric Taylor, USA (G) Anthony Jones, KUW (G) Dari Abdel Azeez
Al Qadsia Club: USA (C) Joel Box, USA (F) Micheal Christensen
Kazma Club: USA (F)Omari Westley, USA (C) John Oden



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  LUXEMBOURG   


Standings
Diekirch Standings
1-6 places
 1. Etzella 19-4 
 2. T71 18-5 
 3. Sparta 17-6 
 4. Amicale 16-7 
 5. Contern 13-10 
 6. Musel Pikes 9-14 
7-10 places
 1. Residence 10-12 
 2. Soleuvre 7-15 
 3. BBC Nitia 2-20 
 4. Racing 2-20 


Diekirch League Round: 4 (Second Stage) - by Eurobasket News
Group 1-6 place
Contern - Sparta 89-91
Sparta gained a tough road win over Contern. Larrie Smith (197-F-75, college: Tennessee Tech) accounted for a late bucket to propel the visitors to the victory. Smith finished with 37 points and 8 rebounds for Sparta. Julien Hublart added 23 points in the win. Brandon Gary responded with 26 points and 11 rebounds for Contern.

T71 - Musel Pikes 89-65
T71 Dudelange coasted past Musel Pikes as Tom Schumacher (190-G/F-87, college: Cal.Baptist) notched 31 points. Frank Muller added 24 points and 9 caroms in the 17th win for Dudelange. Fletcher Walters replied with 22 points and 10 rebounds for Musel Pikes.

Group 7-10 place
Residence - Racing 95-59
Marcus Kennedy (193-F-84, agency: Interperformances, college: Montevallo) notched 46 points and 19 rebounds to lead Residence past Racing. Thierry Abdiu added 14 points in the winning effort. Corey Largent knocked down 33 points and pulled down 9 rebounds to pace Racing.

Soleuvre - BBC Nitia 126-74
Soleuvre thrashed BBC Nitia as Domonique Crawford (193-G-84, college: Youngstown St.) scored 47 points and grabbed 12 boards. David Controguerra added 20 points in the 7th win for Soleuvre. Demetrius Brown responded with 29 points and 8 rebounds for BBC Nitia.



Scoring Leaders - DBBL
Points Per Game
 Marcus KENNEDY
  Residence
  (193-F-84)
  Avg: 31
 1. Kennedy, Residence31.0 
 2. Largent, Racing27.9 
 3. Crawford, Soleuvre27.2 
 4. Walters, Musel Pikes22.9 
 5. Muller, T7122.3 
 6. Schumacher, T7122.1 
 7. McDaniel, BBC N.21.9 
 8. Scott, Etzella21.0 
 9. Delgado, Etzella20.7 
 10. Smith, Sparta20.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Brandon GARY
  Contern
  (202-F-83)
  Avg: 14.8
 1. Gary, Contern14.8 
 2. McDaniel, BBC N.14.0 
 3. Scott, Etzella12.1 
 4. Kennedy, Residence11.6 
 5. Walters, Musel Pikes11.6 
 6. DePree, Amicale10.4 
 7. Crawford, Soleuvre10.0 
 8. Grant, Sparta9.3 
 9. Gindt, Racing8.8 
 10. Stephens, T718.8 
Assists Per Game
 Christian SCHARTZ
  Amicale
  (185-G-86)
  Avg: 4
 1. Schartz, Amicale4.0 
 2. Schumacher, T713.9 
 3. DePree, Amicale3.6 
 4. Largent, Racing3.1 
 5. Schmit, Musel Pikes2.9 
 6. Ruffato, T712.8 
 7. Rajniak, T712.8 
 8. Schwartz, Musel P.2.8 
 9. Mangen, Residence2.7 
 10. Delgado, Etzella2.5 
Steals Per Game
 Travis DEPREE
  Amicale
  (199-F/C-83)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. DePree, Amicale3.2 
 2. Scott, Etzella2.5 
 3. Jones, Amicale2.4 
 4. Delgado, Etzella2.2 
 5. Schartz, Amicale1.9 
 6. Delgado, Etzella1.8 
 7. Stephens, T711.8 
 8. Jeitz, Contern1.7 
 9. Schumacher, T711.7 
 10. Gary, Contern1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Pit HOFFMANN
  Etzella
  (200-F/C-85)
  Avg: 1
 1. Hoffmann, Etzella1.0 
 2. Delgado, Etzella0.9 
 3. Jones, Amicale0.9 
 4. Scott, Etzella0.7 
 5. Bintz, BBC Nitia0.6 
 6. Largent, Racing0.6 
 7. Abdiu, Residence0.5 
 8. Ribeiro, BBC Nitia0.5 
 9. Walters, Musel Pikes0.5 
 10. Engel, Sparta0.5 


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  MONTENEGRO   


Standings - 1A
1A Standings
 1. Ulcijn 14-4 
 2. Lovcen 13-5 
 3. Mornar Bar 12-6 
 4. Gorstak 10-8 
 5. Teodo Tivat 9-9 
 6. Danilovgrad 9-9 
 7. Jedinstvo 9-9 
 8. Mogren 6-12 
 9. ABS Primorje 5-13 
 10. Primorje-M. 3-15 
Will join on later stage:
 1. Buducnost


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  NBA   


Suns recall Earl Clark from D-League - by Eurobasket News
The Phoenix Suns recalled rookie forward Earl Clark (6'9''-F-88, college: Louisville) from the Iowa Energy of the NBA Development League, it was announced today by Suns President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Steve Kerr.

The 6-10, 225-pound Clark was originally assigned to the Suns' D-League affiliate on March 15 and appeared in three games with the Energy. Clark averaged 20.7 points, 9.0 rebounds and 1.0 block in 34.3 minutes in those three contests, shooting 50.0 percent from the field overall (24-of-48).

Clark's stint included two double-doubles, 16 or more points in every game, and a 27-point, 12-rebound performance in his debut with the Energy on March 17.

A three-year standout at the University of Louisville, Clark was selected by the Suns with the 14th overall pick (first round) of the 2009 NBA Draft and has appeared in 45 games this season for Phoenix.


Courtesy of www.ktar.com


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 LeBron JAMES
  Cleveland C.
  (203-F-84)
  Avg: 29.7
 1. James, Clevelan.29.7 
 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.25.8 
 7. Nowitzki, Dallas M.24.9 
 8. Bosh, Toronto R.24.1 
 9. Granger, Indiana P.23.4 
 10. Stoudemire, Phoeni.22.9 
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.11.8 
 5. Bosh, Toronto R.11.1 
 6. Noah, Chicago B.11.1 
 7. Boozer, Utah Jazz11.1 
 8. Gasol, LA Lakers11.0 
 9. Love, Minnesota T.10.8 
 10. Wallace, Charlotte B.10.5 
Assists Per Game
 Steve NASH
  Phoenix Suns
  (190-G-74)
  Avg: 11.1
 1. Nash, Phoenix Suns11.1 
 2. Paul, N.Orleans H.10.9 
 3. Williams, Utah Jazz10.3 
 4. Rondo, Boston C.9.6 
 5. Kidd, Dallas M.9.2 
 6. James, Clevelan.8.5 
 7. Davis, LA Clippers7.9 
 8. Westbrook, Oklah..7.9 
 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.2.2 
 4. Jackson, Charlott.1.9 
 5. Curry, Golde S.1.8 
 6. Wade, Miami Heat1.8 
 7. Ariza, Houston R.1.8 
 8. Kidd, Dallas M.1.8 
 9. Bryant, LA Lakers1.7 
 10. Smith, Atlanta H.1.7 
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. 45-25 
 2. Toronto R. 35-34 
 3. New York K. 25-45 
 4. Philadelph.76 24-47 
 5. New Jersey N. 7-63 
Central Div.
 1. Cleveland C. 56-15 
 2. Milwaukee B. 39-30 
 3. Chicago B. 33-37 
 4. Indiana P. 24-46 
 5. Detroit P. 23-47 
Southeast Div.
 1. Orlando M. 50-21 
 2. Atlanta H. 45-25 
 3. Miami Heat 37-34 
 4. Charlotte B. 35-34 
 5. Washington W. 21-47 
Western Conference
Northwest Div.
 1. Denver N. 47-23 
 2. Utah Jazz 46-25 
 3. Oklah.City T. 42-27 
 4. Portland TB 42-29 
 5. Minnesota T. 14-57 
Pacific Div.
 1. LA Lakers 52-18 
 2. Phoenix Suns 45-26 
 3. LA Clippers 26-44 
 4. Sacramento K. 24-47 
 5. Golde State W. 19-51 
Southwest Div.
 1. Dallas M. 46-24 
 2. San Antonio S. 42-27 
 3. Memphis G. 38-33 
 4. Houston R. 36-33 
 5. N.Orleans H. 34-38 


Sunday's games (7) review - by Eurobasket News
Houston R. - New York K. 116-112
Kevin Martin (6'7''-G/F-83, agency: Arik Krayn Services, college: W.Carolina) scored 28 points, Jared Jeffries (6'10''-C-81, college: Indiana) and rookie Jordan Hill played key roles down the stretch, and Houston rallied to beat the New York Knicks 116-112 on Sunday. Chase Budinger and Kyle Lowry added 18 points each in this victory. The hosts got monster double-double from David Lee: 27 points and 20 boards.

Oklah.City T. - Indiana P. 101-121
Danny Granger (6'8''-F-83, agency: Priority Sports, college: N.Mexico) drained 32 points to help the Indiana Pacers beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 121-101 Sunday. Troy Murphy (6'10''-F-80, college: Notre Dame) also had very important role in this victory with 22 points and 13 rebounds, while Roy Hibbert added 20 pts and 8 rebs. The OC Thunder got 20 points and 6 boards from Jeff Green.

Washington W. - LA Lakers 92-99
Kobe Bryant (6'6''-G-78) scored 20 of his 24 points on a variety of jump shots during a dynamic second quarter, and Los Angeles sent the Wizards to their 11th straight loss, 99-92 on Sunday night. Pau Gasol (7'0''-F/C-80) was the leading player in this victory with 28 points and 12 rebounds. For the Wizards, Nick Young delivered 22 pts.

Portland TB - Phoenix Suns 87-93
Amare Stoudemire (6'10''-F-82) led the Suns with 18 points and 14 rebounds, ending his streak of 22 consecutive games with 19 points or more. Steve Nash (6'3''-G-74, college: Santa Clara) had 17 points and eight assists, Jason Richardson scored 16 points, and Grant Hill finished with 12 points and 11 rebounds. Brandon Roy led Portland with 23 points, but was only 8 of 25 from the field. Andre Miller scored 22 points on 7-of-20 shooting, LaMarcus Aldridge had 16 points, and Marcus Camby snared 16 rebounds. *Courtesy of www.sportsillustrated.cnn.com

San Antonio S. - Atlanta H. 114-119 OT
Marvin Williams (6'9''-F-86, college: N.Carolina) scored 26 points to lead three scorers with 20 or more points and the Hawks beat San Antonio 119-114 in overtime on Sunday night for their first win over the Spurs in five years. Alfred Horford (6'10''-F/C-86, college: Florida) had 22 points and 18 rebounds, while Joe Johnson also shined with double-double of 20 pts and 13 assists. In San Antonio Spurs, Manu Ginobili exploded with 38 points and 6 assists.

Sacramento K. - LA Clippers 102-89
Beno Udrih (6'5''-G-82) had 20 points and a career-high 17 assists for only his second double-double of the season, leading the Kings to a 102-89 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday. He made eight of 17 shots and committed only one turnover. Carl Landry (6'7''-F-83, college: Purdue) scored 24 and Francisco Garcia delivered 16 points in this win. Eric Gordon replied with 23 points in defeat.

Detroit P. - Cleveland C. 79-104
LeBron James (6'8''-F-84) had 15 points and seven assists and sat out the fourth quarter. Instead, Cleveland's role players were plenty powerful to handle the Pistons. J.J. Hickson and Anthony Parker combined for 20 points in the decisive third quarter, Leon Powe (6'8''-F-84, college: California) doubled his previous season high with 16 points and the Cavaliers handled the Pistons in the second half. Hickson finished with 13 points and eight rebounds while Parker had 11 points, including nine in the third quarter. In Detroit Pistons, Jason Maxiell collected 16 points and 9 rebounds.


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Houston's Penders to resign - by Eurobasket News
The Houston Chronicle is reporting basketball coach Tom Penders a, Stratford, Conn., native, will resign.

Citing an unidentified source, the newspaper reported Penders' decision to step down came after a meeting Sunday with athletic director Mack Rhoades. The Chronicle says Penders will announce his resignation today.

Houston reached the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1992, but lost to Maryland 89-77 in the first round of the Midwest Regional on Friday night.

The 64-year-old Penders was 121-77 in six season at Houston. In more than 30 years as a head coach, including stints at Texas, Rhode Island, George Washington, Fordham and Columbia, Penders has won 648 games.


Courtesy of www.ctpost.com


Turner shoots Ohio St. into Sweet 16 - by Eurobasket News
Nobody got a bigger boost than Ohio State when mighty Kansas tumbled and the Midwest Region suddenly went up for grabs.

No way, then, that Evan Turner (6'7''-G/F-88) was going to have another bad game.

Turner shook off one of the worst shooting nights of his career by coming within an assist and a rebound of his third triple-double of the season, lifting second-seeded Ohio State to a 75-66 victory over sloppy Georgia Tech yesterday in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Turner, a leading candidate to add national player of the year to his Big Ten honors, finished with a game-high 24 points.

'The better he plays, the better we play,' Ohio State coach Thad Matta said.

The deeper into the tournament the Buckeyes (29-7) play, too.

With No. 1 Kansas, No. 3 Georgetown and No. 4 Maryland all eliminated, second-seeded Ohio State has its best chance of returning to the Final Four since Greg Oden (7'0''-C-88, college: Ohio St.) and Mike Conley Jr. took the Buckeyes there in 2007. Ohio State faces sixth-seeded Tennessee on Friday night in St. Louis in a Midwest Region semifinal.

'It's good to get a win out of the way,' Turner said. 'Now you just have to focus on the next one. You can't really spend time celebrating.'

Jon Diebler (6'6''-G) added 20 points and David Lighty (6'5''-G/F-88) had 18 for the Buckeyes.

ACC Freshman of the Year Derrick Favors (6'10''-F-91), who played just 5 minutes in the first half after picking up two quick fouls, keyed an 11-0 run that cut Ohio State's lead to 65-61 with 1:47 to play. Turner made two free throws, Lighty converted both of his after an intentional foul and the 10th-seeded Yellow Jackets (23-13) never threatened again.


Courtesy of www.nypost.com


Kramer lifts Purdue over Texas A&M 63-61 in OT - by Eurobasket News
Chris Kramer (6'3''-G-88) ignored his coach's final play call and demanded the ball with Purdue's season on the line.

The two-time Big Ten defensive player of the year, the rugged soul of Boilermakers basketball with do-it-all leader Robbie Hummel (6'8''-F-89) out for the season, forgot he is just 6-foot-3. Or, he didn't care.

The bull in a basketball uniform plowed past one defender 4 inches taller than him and flipped in a layup over Texas A&M big man Bryan Davis, who is 6 inches taller, with 4.2 seconds remaining in overtime Sunday. That sent the fourth-seeded Boilermakers into the regional semifinals of the NCAA tournament with a 63-61 victory over the devastated Aggies.

'I had the ball and went right and crossed over to the left, and it parted like the Red Sea,' Kramer said of A&M's defense.

The bruising, second-round game just about left dents in the arena's floor.

The ending left Kramer pounding his massive chest. Then, delirious teammates pummeled him from front and back near midcourt.

Kramer's kind of day.

'Bodies were clashing, both teams refused to lose,' he said. 'And it came down to one play.'

B.J. Holmes (5'11''-G) got a final chance to win it for fifth-seeded Texas A&M with a frantic 3-point try from in front of his bench at the buzzer, but it hit short on the rim to ensure a sixth regional appearance in 12 NCAA tournaments dating to 1994 for Purdue (29-5).

The Boilermakers rallied from 11 points down in the second half and will face top-seeded Duke in Houston on Friday. Hummel has already promised he will be there.

This all seemed like a pipe dream a month ago, when the Big Ten regular season co-champions, former top-seed candidate and trendy pick for the Final Four in its home state lost Hummel to a knee injury. Even President Barack Obama thought the Boilermakers wouldn't get out of the first round.

They all overlooked the square-jawed, football-sized Kramer. He led the Boilermakers with 17 points, seven rebounds - and countless dives to the floor for loose balls.

'A lot of people are saying, 'Great accomplishment, you made the Sweet 16 without Robbie,' but the coach keeps saying you've got to keep dreaming,' Kramer said of Matt Painter. 'You've got to want more, and you can never be satisfied.'

After Holmes' last miss, he stayed slumped on the court with his head bowed under his Aggies maroon jersey for more than a minute. Teammates ushered the inconsolable Davis away.

Holmes declined to answer questions in the locker room, his jersey still over his bowed head.

'It took an unbelievably tough team to beat us. Purdue is TOUGH,' said choked-up coach Mark Turgeon, one of the few Aggies in any condition to speak. 'This one really stings.'

Davis had 17 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Aggies (24-10), who were denied their second regional semifinal in four years.

This chance was unlikely for A&M at Christmas, the day senior leader and defensive whiz Derrick Roland was flying home from a loss at Washington with a likely career-ending broken leg.

Roland was alone in the tunnel off the court after Sunday's game, sitting in a chair and sobbing.

Regulation was like rugby. Bodies were strewn across the floor, when they weren't interlocked with each other.

It ended with Purdue's JaJuan Johnson, who awakened from an 0-for-7 start to score 11 points in the comeback, blocking Donald Sloan under the basket with 31 seconds left. E'Twaun Moore was then stripped of the ball by Dash Harris. The Aggies inbounded with 1.1 seconds left, but Holmes' off-balance heave from in front of his bench banged off the glass to give this tournament its fourth overtime game.

The extra period had three ties, with the relentless Aggies taking two-point leads and the unyielding Boilermakers answering each time.

Kramer tried to give his team the lead with under 2 minutes left in overtime with a shot over two Aggies in the lane. He missed that time and lost his sneaker - of course, he ran down to play defense without it. But freshman Khris Middleton put A&M back up with a jump hook from the baseline with 1:20 remaining.

Moore answered with a jumper with 1 minute to go to make it 61-all. Those were the last of his 15 points.

Then, Davis backed in on the 6-10 Johnson, went under him to the basket, but was short against the rim on his bank shot with 17 seconds left.

Purdue got the rebound and called a timeout with 10.1 seconds remaining. Painter called for a play for Moore, but Kramer never gave up the ball once he got it back off his inbounds pass from halfcourt to Keaton Grant.

From the top of the key, Kramer switched hands on his dribble, then drove past 6-7 Nathan Walkup and approached the 6-9 Davis. The shot soared over the leaping Davis' finger tips, off the glass and in.

'I didn't even really expect him to get the ball,' Davis said. 'I almost got there to get a hand on it. But he made a tough shot, to his credit, and won the game.'


Courtesy of The Associated Press (taken from www.localnews8.com)


Butler leads West Virginia past Mizzou, 68-59 - by Eurobasket News
Da'Sean Butler (6'7''-F-88) handled Missouris pressure defense just fine and led West Virginia into the NCAA tournaments round of 16.

Butler accounted for 19 of his teams 30 points in the first half, then finished with 28 to lead the second-seeded Mountaineers to a 68-59 victory over 10th-seeded Missouri.

Kevin Jones (6'8''-F) had 13 points and nine rebounds for the Big East Conference champions.

Michael Dixon (6'1''-G-90) scored 15 points for Missouri (23-11), which was undone by an overall poor shooting performance. The Tigers went 20 of 61 from the field and were just as bad from the free-throw line, where they went 12 of 20.

West Virginia (29-6) advanced to face No. 11 seed Washington in the East Regional semifinals at Syracuse on Thursday. It marks the fifth time the Mountaineers reached the final 16, and first since 2008.

The Tigers were denied a chance to return to the round of 16 in consecutive seasons, after they reached the final 8 last year.

With the win, West Virginia matched a school record for victories set in 1958-59, the season the Mountaineers, led by Jerry West, went 29-5 and lost in the NCAA championship game.

It was a game in which the Mountaineers never trailed after taking an 8-0 lead 2 minutes in.

The Tigers stuck close, though.

Down 50-41 midway through the second half, Missouri clawed back to get within three points with 4:36 left when Zaire Taylor hit a 3-pointer. That was as close as they would come.

Butler hit two free throws at the other end. Then, after Missouris Kim English (6'6''-G) missed a 3-point attempt and Keith Ramsey couldnt control the rebound, Devin Ebanks hit one of two free throws to put West Virginia up 59-53. Missouri then went 3 minutes without a field goal.

It was a rough and tumble game between two aggressive defenses. Missouri entered the game leading the nation in forced turnovers and steals, but couldnt rattle the Mountaineers.

West Virginia was efficient in handling the ball and committed only 10 turnovers.

The Mountaineers won despite going a stretch of 12:47 spanning halftime between field goals. The difference was they kept attacking the basket and getting to the free throw line. They hit 11 of 14 attempts and actually extended their lead during the stretch between Ebanks hitting a jumper in the paint to put West Virginia up 23-17 with 9 minutes left in the first half to Darryl Bryant hitting a transition layup that made it 36-29 with 16:13 left in the game.

The Buffalo site remained immune to the Big East flameouts that occurred across the nation as both West Virginia joined conference rival Syracuse in advancing past the second round. Earlier Sunday, the top-seeded Orange had no difficulty dispatching Gonzaga 87-65.

After earning a tournament-high eight berths, the Big East entered play Sunday with only three teams left.

The Mountaineers controlled the pace, and had a response every time the Tigers threatened.

After Dixon hit a 3-pointer to cut West Virginias lead to 44-41 with 12 minutes left, the Mountaineers immediately responded. Jones hit a 3-pointer on the next possession and then, after Mizzous Ramsey missed a hook shot, Butler was fouled while taking a 3-point attempt and hit all three free throws to make it 50-41.

Butler has been the Mountaineers go-to player all season. Hes the teams leading scorer, averaging 17.2 points, and has hit six game-winners, including a running jumper with 4 seconds left in a 60-58 win over Georgetown in the Big East championship game last weekend.


Courtesy of www.bostonherald.com


Xavier advances with 71-68 victory over Pittsburgh - by Eurobasket News
Suddenly, Jordan Crawford (6'4''-G-88) is more than just the guy who dunked on LeBron James.

Crawford scored 27 points, including a breakaway dunk with just over two minutes remaining, to help Xavier beat Pittsburgh 71-68 in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Sunday night.

Jason Love (6'9''-F/C-87) had 14 points and a key block down the stretch for the sixth-seeded Musketeers (26-8), who advanced to play second-seeded Kansas State in the West Regional semifinals in Salt Lake City on Thursday.

Ashton Gibbs (6'2''-G-90) scored 19 points and Brad Wanamaker (6'4''-G-89) had 16 points and 10 rebounds for the third-seeded Panthers (25-9), who nearly rallied with two 3-pointers by Gilbert Brown in the final 28 seconds of the game.

Gibbs missed a potential game-tying 3-pointer with less than a second left. Pittsburgh had one last chance to inbound the ball with 0.4 seconds left, but Wanamaker left the shot short.

It was another strong performance for Crawford, who had 28 points Friday to bail the Musketeers out from a poor first-half shooting performance and beat Minnesota in the first round.

Crawford, a transfer from Indiana, is best-known among basketball fans for dunking on James at an offseason basketball camp.

It was a rematch from last year's tournament, when the Panthers beat the Musketeers one round later.

Trailing 57-49 with 6:21 remaining, Pittsburgh came back to cut the lead to 3 on a baseline layup by Wanamaker, but Terrell Holloway released a pull-up jumper on the other end that bounced twice on the rim and fell in, giving the Musketeers a 61-56 lead with 3:09 remaining.

Jermaine Dixon (6'3''-G-87) missed for Pitt, Love ripped down the rebound for Xavier and Jamel McLean was fouled on the other end. McLean missed both free throws, but Love swatted away a shot at the other end and Holloway got the ball to Crawford for a breakaway dunk with 2:04 left.

Brown hit a 3-pointer, cutting the lead to four with 1:45 left. Crawford was fouled and hit both free throws, giving Xavier a 65-59 lead with 1:22 remaining.

Gibbs went to the line but hit only one of two free throws.

Holloway then made two free throws but Brown hit another 3-pointer, cutting Xavier's lead to 67-63 with 27.8 seconds left.

After two free throws by Crawford, Brown hit another 3-pointer to cut the lead to 3 with 16.9 remaining. The inbounds pass went out of bounds, but officials gave the ball back to Xavier.

Brown fouled Holloway, who made them both, and Pitt's Travon Woodall drove for a layup to cut the lead to 3 with 8.2 left.

Dante Jackson missed two free throws for Xavier, but Pittsburgh couldn't convert either of its final two chances to tie.

The job of guarding Crawford fell primarily to Jermaine Dixon, the Panthers' top defensive stopper.

Dixon held Crawford in check for the first 13 minutes of the game, but Crawford finally shook free from Dixon later in the first half to hit a layup and get fouled by Wanamaker, converting the three-point play. Crawford broke free for an acrobatic fast-break layup just seconds later.

The Musketeers would continue on a 16-0 run, taking a 31-18 lead on a catch-and-shoot 3-pointer by Crawford.

Crawford also showed his prowess on the defensive end during a scoreless streak of more than 6 minutes by the Panthers, blocking a shot by Dante Taylor.

The Panthers, behind Gibbs' 18 points, cut the lead to 35-28 at halftime.


Courtesy of The Associated Press (taken from www.witn.com)


Top-seeded Duke advances to round of 16 again - by Eurobasket News
When Brian Zoubek (7'1''-C-88) is calling for the ball and scoring at will, you know things are going really well for Duke.

Exploiting a huge advantage in size and depth in the frontcourt, the top-seeded Blue Devils glided into the round of 16 of the NCAA tournament for the 19th time under coach Mike Krzyzewski with a 68-53 victory over eighth-seeded California on Sunday.

The 7-foot-1, light-scoring Zoubek had 14 points and 13 rebounds while teaming with Lance Thomas (6'8''-F-88) and reserves Miles and Mason Plumlee (6'10''-F-90) to dominate a suspension-weakened Cal frontline featuring 6-foot-8 Duke transfer Jamal Boykin -- and little else.

Nolan Smith (6'2''-G-88) led the Blue Devils (31-5) with 20 points and spearheaded Duke's trademark man-to-man defense that made it difficult for Cal's high-scoring trio of Jerome Randle (5'10''-G-87), Patrick Christopher and Theo Robertson to get open looks.

Kyle Singler (6'8''-F-88) scored 17 for Duke, which advanced to the South Regional in Houston, where the Blue Devils will face fourth-seeded Purdue on Friday. Zoubek's 6-for-6 shooting more than made up for leading scorer Jon Scheyer (6'5''-G-87) going 1 of 11 and finishing with seven points.

With starting forward Omondi Amoke suspended for an unspecified team violation, Cal (24-11) once again went with a three-guard lineup that overwhelmed Louisville in the opening round because of exceptional 3-point shooting.

Krzyzewski said he couldn't remember the Blue Devils facing a team with so many players capable of stretching a defense. But Cal's lack of size and depth under the basket hurt the Golden Bears all day.

Boykin, who transferred from Duke after spending a little more than a season with the Blue Devils, led Cal with 13 points and 11 rebounds. Randle had 12 points and Robertson 10, but the Golden Bears misfired on nine of 12 3-point attempts and Christopher was held to two points -- 14 below his average.

One day after the 17th anniversary of Cal beating Duke in the second round to stop the Blue Devils' bid for a third consecutive national title, the Golden Bears simply didn't have the firepower to block the Blue Devils' path to Houston.

Jason Kidd was the point guard on that 1993 Cal team. Randle was the Pac-10 player of the year and one of the keys to the Golden Bears winning their first conference title in 50 years this season, but Duke never allowed him to get into a rhythm.

The game plan was to make Cal work hard for shots, even the NBA-range 3s that Randle, Robertson and Christopher like to launch. The Golden Bears made four of them to open an early 18-point lead against Louisville, but were just 1 of 6 from behind the arc in falling behind 37-34 at halftime against Duke.

When Zoubek and Duke's best defender, Thomas, weren't clogging the lane on defense and taking advantage of their size to score easy baskets on offense, the Plumlee brothers were doing the job for the Blue Devils.

Zoubek and the Plumlees were a combined 7 for 7 from the field in the opening half. Cal made one run in the second half, scoring eight straight points to pull within 44-37 before Zoubek's tip-in started a burst that put the game away.


Courtesy of The Associated Press (taken from www.kctv5.com)


USA U18 National Team Pre-selection 2010 - by Eurobasket
Tracy Abrams 6'1''-G Mount Carmel H.S. / Chicago, Ill.
Keith Appling 6'3''-G Pershing H.S. / Detroit, Mich.
Vander Blue 6'3''-G James Madison Memorial H.S. / Madison, Wis.
Michael Chandler 6'10''-F/C Lawrence North H.S. / Indianapolis, Ind.
Trevor Cooney 6'3''-G Sanford H.S. / Wilmington, Del.
Abdul Gaddy 6'3''-G The Univ. of Washington
Joshua Hairston 6'8''-F/C Montrose Christian School (Md.) / Fredericksburg, Va.
P.J. Hairston 6'5''-F Dudley Senior H.S. / Greensboro, N.C.
Tobias Harris 6'8''-F Half Hollow Hills West H.S. / Brookville, N.Y.
Mikael Hopkins 6'9''-F/C DeMatha Catholic H.S. / Hyattsville, Md.
Joe Jackson 5'11''-G White Station H.S. / Memphis, Tenn.
Terrence Jones 6'8''-F Jefferson H.S. / Portland, Ore.
Meyers Leonard 7'0''-F/C Robinson H.S. / Robinson, Ill.
Sheldon McClellan 6'5''-G Bellaire H.S. / Pearland, Texas
Quincy Miller 6'8''-F/C Quality Education Academy / Winston-Salem, N.C.
Jereme Richmond 6'7''-F Waukegan H.S. / Waukegan, Ill.
Austin Rivers 6'3''-G Winter Park H.S. / Winter Park, Fla.
Joshua Smith 6'9''-F/C Kentwood H.S. / Kent, Wash.
T.J. Taylor 6'3''-G Denison H.S. / Denison, Texas
Amir Williams 6'10''-F/C Detroit Country Day / Detroit, Mich.
Patric Young 6'9''-F Providence School / Jacksonville, Fla.

Jim Boeheim Head Coach Syracuse University USA


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Wisconsin-Stevens Point tops Williams, 78-73, to win D-III National Championship - by Arnault Desira
From NCAA:

For all the big shots - and ultimately the confetti - that fell from the sky, Wisconsin-Stevens Point won the NCAA Division III championship Saturday because of what didn't get airborne in the first place.

The Pointers claimed their third national title with a 78-73 victory over Williams on Saturday that featured a game-changing, 19-3 run fueled by four critical 3-point field goals. That's what the scoreboard said. The Pointers' perimeter defense made an even more profound statement.

'I told the players that if it got to 80, it would much harder for us to win,' Wisconsin-Stevens-Point coach Bob Semling said. 'And I believe our guys bought into that. We've been a defensive team all year.

'All I can say is that we had tremendous courage at about that 10-minute mark, when we fought back and put ourselves in position to reach our dreams to finish this game and this season with a victory.'

Matt Moses, named the weekend's Most Outstanding Player, had 22 points and seven rebounds for the Pointers and Jared Jenkins scored 12 of his 17 in the second half. All told, the Pointers scored on eight of their final nine possessions.

The Ephs, who dropped 62 second-half points on Guilford in Friday's semifinals, got a tremendous title game from center Troy Whittington, who delivered 19 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks.

And they didn't shoot poorly from long range; their 41-percent accuracy is still well above the national average and only slightly off their season's success rate of 46 percent, the best by any Division III team in nine years. The issue was that they didn't get enough looks. After squeezing off 81 attempts in their three previous tournament games, they were held to 17 by the Pointers.

'We scored enough to win, but we needed more opportunities,' Williams coach Mike Maker said. 'It was a game of possessions. They had more shots from the field than we did and that's basically because we had six more turnovers.'

While the Ephs were finding their chances limited, the Pointers caught fire. Reserve forward Dan Tillema connected twice and Louis Hurd once from downtown on consecutive possessions that wiped out a 56-47 deficit in less than two and a half minutes.
'That resolve, that calmness, that belief in each other that we could still get it done, it all fell together in that span,' Jenkins said.

Wisconsin-Stevens Point kept going and owned a four-point lead shortly thereafter. Normally, that's the moment at which Blake Schultz or Alex Rubin drains a 3-pointer and restores order to the Williams (Williamstown, Mass.) side. But this time, Jenkins swiped the ball from Williams guard Nate Robertson and converted the play into a three-point play, the Pointers were up 66-59 with 5:02 left.

'In practice, we always work on finishing, and that was on my mind when I was dribbling,' Jenkins said. 'I figured (Robertson) was going to foul. It was a big momentum play.'

The Ephs (30-2) made a tremendous living out of returning that sort of favor in short order this season with a dribble-drive, one-in, four-out offensive system that generated continuous chances. It didn't come easily on Saturday.

'They were a very good defensive team,' Williams guard James Wang said. 'They got in our faces and gave us trouble.'

Wang sliced the deficit to two when he made the same sort of play, a steal and a three-point play that made it 69-67 with 75 seconds to play.

'It gave me more belief in the fact that we could possibly steal the game back,' Wang said, 'but we didn't convert (other) stops on the defensive end.'

As the clock ticked under a minute to play, Tillema drove to the left baseline. Whittington blocked the resulting shot, but the attempt came after two other Ephs had fouled. Tillema's free throws began the 7-for-8 stretch that closed out the win.

'We knew it was all about heart at that point in the national championship game,' Moses said, 'and we just built a lifelong memory.'



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BLNO Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Audun ESKELAND
  Ulriken
  (176-G-85)
  Avg: 25.5
 1. Eskeland, Ulriken25.5 
 2. Lawrence, Tromso23.3 
 3. Williams, Tromso21.2 
 4. Skaara, Baerum19.4 
 5. Djerman, Gimle18.9 
 6. Karlsen, Asker18.3 
 7. Mahnin, Asker18.2 
 8. Bullock, Gimle17.8 
 9. Oatis, Baerum17.6 
 10. Kombat, Froya17.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Donald OATIS
  Baerum
  (206-F/C-79)
  Avg: 12.2
 1. Oatis, Baerum12.2 
 2. Woodson, Harstad11.0 
 3. Nwachukwu, Ammerud9.3 
 4. Bullock, Gimle9.1 
 5. Djerman, Gimle8.7 
 6. Williams, Tromso8.3 
 7. Kombat, Froya8.1 
 8. Karlsen, Asker8.0 
 9. Gaff, Asker7.7 
 10. Christensen, Tro.7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Christer ELGMORK
  Baerum
  (180-G-87)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Elgmork, Baerum6.1 
 2. Mahnin, Asker4.4 
 3. Diomande, Harstad4.1 
 4. Mihaylov, Tromso4.1 
 5. Ble, Harstad4.0 
 6. Jawara, Froya3.9 
 7. Woodson, Harstad3.7 
 8. Eskeland, Ulriken3.5 
 9. Hinsch, Ammerud3.5 
 10. Ouakkaha, Ulriken3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Peter BULLOCK
  Gimle
  (198-F-82)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Bullock, Gimle2.4 
 2. Myhrer, Harstad2.2 
 3. Jawara, Froya2.1 
 4. Lancaster, Gimle1.8 
 5. Ellingsen, Gimle1.8 
 6. Mihaylov, Tromso1.8 
 7. Ouakkaha, Ulriken1.7 
 8. Nwachukwu, Ammerud1.7 
 9. Issalhi, Tromso1.7 
 10. Eskeland, Ulriken1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Donald OATIS
  Baerum
  (206-F/C-79)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Oatis, Baerum3.1 
 2. Gaff, Asker2.3 
 3. Williams, Tromso1.4 
 4. Kombat, Froya1.3 
 5. Woodson, Harstad1.2 
 6. Bullock, Gimle0.9 
 7. Karlsen, Asker0.9 
 8. Frierson, Harstad0.8 
 9. Ouakkaha, Ulriken0.6 
 10. Christensen, Tro.0.6 


Eurobasket.com All-Norwegian BLNO Awards 2009-10 - by Eurobasket
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Ronny Karlsen
Karlsen
Mustafa Mahnin
Mahnin
Matthew Lawrence
Lawrence
Anthony Williams
Williams
Ivan Djerman
Djerman
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Player of the Year: Ronny Karlsen (202-F-78) (202-F-78) of Asker
Guard of the Year: Mustafa Mahnin (182-G-80) of Asker
Forward of the Year: Ronny Karlsen of Asker
Center of the Year: Ivan Djerman (202-F/C-83) of Gimle
Bosman Player of the Year: Ivan Djerman of Gimle
Import Player of the Year: Anthony Williams (203-F-83) of Tromso
Domestic Player of the Year: Ronny Karlsen of Asker
Defensive Player of the Year: Anthony Williams of Tromso
Newcomer of the Year: Thomas Ble (186-G-89) of Harstad
Most Improved Player of the Year: Roy Nwachukwu (192-F-90) of Ammerud
Coach of the Year: Bard Stoller of Asker

1st Team
Mustafa Mahnin of Asker
Ronny Karlsen of Asker
Matthew Lawrence (201-G/F-86) of Tromso
Anthony Williams of Tromso
Ivan Djerman of Gimle

2nd Team
Anders Stien (195-G-90) of Asker
Peter Bullock (198-F-82) of Gimle
Mario Woodson (203-F-76) of Harstad
Roy Nwachukwu of Ammerud
Nils-Paul Skaara (185-G-87) of Baerum

Honorable Mention
Ryan Lancaster (193-G-85) of Gimle
Thomas Ble of Harstad
Christer Elgmork (180-G-87) of Baerum
Galin Mihaylov (189-G-80) of Tromso
Christian Hinsch (188-G-88) of Ammerud
Miilah Kombat (200-F-88) of Froya
Audun Eskeland (176-G-85) of Ulriken

All-Domestic Players Team
Mustafa Mahnin of Asker
Ronny Karlsen of Asker
Thomas Ble of Harstad
Nils-Paul Skaara of Baerum
Roy Nwachukwu of Ammerud

All-Imports Team
Matthew Lawrence of Tromso
Anthony Williams of Tromso
Peter Bullock of Gimle
Mario Woodson of Harstad
Ryan Lancaster of Gimle

All-Bosmans Team
Ivan Djerman of Gimle
Mehyar Rafii-Aval (186-G-89) of Harstad
Galin Mihaylov of Tromso
Nick Livas (198-G-88) of Tromso * USA-GRE
Karamo Jawara (198-F-91) of Froya


Standings - 1Div.
1Div. Standings
 1. Miners 15-3 
 2. Langhus 13-5 
 3. Kristiansand 13-5 
 4. Centrum 9-9 
 5. OSI 9-9 
 6. Trondheim 9-9 
 7. Askoy 8-10 
 8. NTNUI 6-12 
 9. Varden 5-13 
 10. Persbraaten 3-15 


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


Lawton-Fort Sill Cavalry charge the Kebs - by Eurobasket
The Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry charged the Quebec Kebs at last nights Premier Basketball League (PBL) game, played at Great Plains Coliseum. The final score was 117-83 in favour of the Calvary.

The Quebec Kebs lead against the Calvary with 27 to 23 in a fierce first quarter. The control was quickly turned over to the Calvary in the second quarter. With 8 failed attempts the 3-point shot, the Kebs appeared to have run out of steam and scored a meager 7 points against the Calvarys 21.

'We have not played badly, but with reduced players, we could not sustain the pace against the best team on the PBL circuit.' Report Kebs Head Coach, Alejandro Hasbani after the game. The Kebs Jamaal Wise (6'5''-F-83, college: Rhode Island) played an excellent game scoring 25 points and 8 rebounds. He was a critical component in keeping the Kebs in the game and in creating the Kebs early 4-point lead in the first quarter.
source: Kebs Quebec


Deluca's Record Setting 40 Propels Millrats Over Stampede - by Eurobasket
Merrimack (N.H.) High School's Steve DeLuca (6'6''-F, college: Brandeis) scored a Millrats PBL franchise record 40 points as the Manchester Millrats kicked off their final home stand of the season with a convincing 145-108 win over the Buffalo Stampede on Saturday night at Southern New Hampshire University's Fieldhouse. With the victory, Manchester avenged a three-point buzzer beating road loss to Buffalo back in January.
The Millrats came out of the gates running with the Stampede and pulled ahead to take a 33-14 lead by the end of the first.. Manchester extended it to 65-39 by halftime and began the second half with a run that pushed its edge to 90-56 at the halfway mark of the third, ultimately putting the possibility of a Buffalo comeback out of reach.
Anthony Anderson owns the club record with 36, which was against Puerto Rico on January 8th. Deluca scorched the stampede for 10 three-pointers, while nearly grabbing a triple-double with 9 rebounds and 8 assists. Julian Allen netted 21 points and Dwight Brewington added 19 as well. Collecting double-doubles were Stanley Ocitti with 17 points and 10 rebounds, and Anderson with 10 points and 12 assists.
One more home game remains on the Millrats' schedule before they head out to Rochester for the season finale next Saturday. Sunday afternoon's match-up against the Maryland GreenHawks at the Fieldhouse will tip off at 4:05 p.m. The Maryland GreenHawks are led by former University of Maryland Terrapin, Byron Mouton.
source: Manchester Millrats


Millrats Conclude Home Schedule with Pair of Wins - by Eurobasket
The Manchester Millrats had seven players with double figures, and outgunned the Maryland GreenHawks 138-124, winning their second game in a row. The win capped off the team's home schedule for the 2010 season as it prepares travel to Rochester for the season finale on Saturday.
Manchester held single-digit leads at the end of each of the first three quarters until it took control in the fourth. Leading 96-89 at the end of three, the Millrats reeled off 42 points in the final frame to finish off the GreenHawks, who were led by the red hot Scooter Sherrill.
Anthony Anderson led the Millrats' offense with 25 points and 8 assists. Sharpshooter Charles Mason came off the bench to provide 23, including 7 trifectas. Swingmen Dwight Brewington and Julian Allen registered 19 apiece.
Stanley Ocitti (6'8''-F/C-80, agency: R.H.Consultancy, college: Binghamton) and Charles Bronson (6'9''-C-83, college: Pikeville) held down the interior, and both recorded double-doubles. Bronson grabbed 18 points and 12 rebounds, while Ocitti scored 12 and brought down 18 boards. Steve Deluca, who broke the Millrats single game PBL scoring record with 40 points on Saturday night, posted his 3rd straight game in double figures with 10. Sherrill led Maryland with a game-high 33 points and Terrance Mouton dropped in 30.
During the second half, the Millrats brought the home crowd to its feet several times with high flying aerial assaults on the rim. David Cooper threw down a thunderous two handed tip slam off a missed shot, while Allen and Mason each rocked the rim on fast breaks.
The Manchester Millrats would like to sincerely thank all of the fans, sponsors, and vendors for making this season possible!
source: PBL


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Larry AYUSO
  Capitanes
  (190-G-77)
  Avg: 22.1
 1. Ayuso, Capitanes22.1 
 2. Sherrill, Maryland.21.8 
 3. Bennett, Halifax R.21.7 
 4. Mouton, Maryland.19.4 
 5. Anderson, Manchest.19.3 
 6. Wise, Quebec K.19.2 
 7. Robinson, Buffa.18.9 
 8. Bronson, Manchest.18.8 
 9. Audet-Sow, Quebec K.18.3 
 10. Jackson, Vermo.18.3 
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.11.0 
 5. Ross, Buffalo S.9.3 
 6. Demasi, Vermont FH9.1 
 7. Wise, Quebec K.8.9 
 8. Bronson, Manchest.8.8 
 9. Ocitti, Manchest.8.7 
 10. Johnson, Rocheste.8.3 
Assists Per Game
 Anthony ANDERSON
  Manchester M.
  (180-G-81)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Anderson, Manchest.7.1 
 2. Rodriguez, Capit.6.6 
 3. Rice, Vermont FH6.2 
 4. Ervin, Halifax R.5.9 
 5. Crouch, Rocheste.5.9 
 6. Bowden, Lawton F.5.5 
 7. Daniels, Lawton F.4.8 
 8. Mouton, Maryland.4.8 
 9. Flegler, Maryland.4.7 
 10. Sherrill, Maryland.4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Marlin JOHNSON
  Rochester R.
  (193-F-75)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Johnson, Rocheste.2.6 
 2. Fortier, Quebec K.2.3 
 3. Robinson, Buffa.2.2 
 4. Bowden, Lawton F.2.2 
 5. Thomas, Maryland.1.9 
 6. Holmes, Quebec K.1.9 
 7. Gilchrese, Manche.1.8 
 8. Crouch, Rocheste.1.8 
 9. Rice, Vermont FH1.8 
 10. Sherrill, Maryland.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Michael ANDERSON
  Maryland GH
  (213-C-84)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Anderson, Maryland.3.2 
 2. Davis, Vermont FH2.3 
 3. Crookshank, Halif.1.9 
 4. Aubry, Capitanes1.8 
 5. Thomas, Maryland.1.7 
 6. Ocitti, Manchest.1.6 
 7. Mims, Lawton Ft.SC1.4 
 8. Marshall, Lawton F.1.1 
 9. Bailey, Rocheste.1.1 
 10. Bailey, Vermont FH1.1 


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Cracovia Routs Bytom in Weekend Action - by Gretchen Garniss
After a long set of games on the road, Cracovia returned home Sunday afternoon and cruised to an 80:64 win over Bytom. Led by Marek Szumelda-Krzycki's 18 points (16 scored in the 3rd quarter), Cracovia never trailed in the game. They jumped out to a 22-13 lead after one quarter with all five Cracovia players contributing on offense. Bytom was led by Adam Wilkin and Pawel Mol. By halftime, Cracovia had extended its lead to 51:28. Sloppy play by Bytom led to many Cracovia points as there were a number of unforced errors by Bytom.
Bytom cranked up the physical play in the second half, trying to slow down the speedy Cracovia forwards, but unfortunately was not successful as Cracovia led 63:40 by the end of the 3rd quarter. Sloppy play by both teams characterized the 4th quarter with missed passes, missed outlet passes, and reach in fouls. Bytom put up a good fight, but was no match for Cracovia on this day. Cracovia is winding up its regular season and has three more games before the playoffs begin.



Igors Miglinieks leaves Energa Czarni - by Eurobasket News
Igors Miglinieks will no longer be the head coach of Energa Czarni. The Slupsk team decided to part ways with the Latvian specialist. The 45-year-old Miglinieks arrived to Poland at the start of the season. However he managed just 10 wins in 24 games played by Energa Czarni in the season. Last season Igors Miglinieks worked with BC Donetsk helping the team reach the Ukrainian Superleague Final. He also worked in Latvia, Russia and Cyprus. Energa Czarni will now be guided by Dainius Adomaitis .


Stats Leaders - 1Liga
Points Per Game
 Tomasz CELEJ
  Start Lublin
  (198-F/G-78)
  Avg: 20.7
 1. Celej, Start Lublin20.7 
 2. Sterenga, Gornik W.20.1 
 3. Pacocha, Big Star19.0 
 4. Mazur, Spojnia S.18.2 
 5. Lopatka, Asec.Pro.17.6 
 6. Pluta, MOSiR K.17.4 
 7. Flieger, Zastal ZG17.0 
 8. Storozynski, Asec.P.16.4 
 9. Kulikowski, Zubry15.8 
 10. Weatherspoon, Znicz B.15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marcin STERENGA
  Gornik Walb.
  (201-F-78)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Sterenga, Gornik W.10.3 
 2. Storozynski, Asec.P.9.8 
 3. Grudzinski, Spojn.9.7 
 4. Lopatka, Asec.Pro.9.6 
 5. Lisewski, MMKS D.9.4 
 6. Kulikowski, Zubry9.1 
 7. Mis, Siarka T.8.8 
 8. Kwiatkowski, Start L.8.5 
 9. Dluski, LKS Lodz8.2 
 10. Czech, Sudety JG8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Marcin STOKLOSA
  Spojnia S.
  (188-G-77)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Stoklosa, Spojn.8.1 
 2. Sikora, Start Lublin6.2 
 3. Basinski, MMKS D.4.9 
 4. Trepka, LKS Lodz4.7 
 5. Baran, Siarka T.4.7 
 6. Glapinski, Sokol L.4.6 
 7. Rapucha, Zubry4.6 
 8. Pacocha, Big Star4.2 
 9. Szczypka, MMKS D.4.2 
 10. Mordzak, Asec.Pro.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Marcin FLIEGER
  Zastal ZG
  (182-G-84)
  Avg: 3
 1. Flieger, Zastal ZG3.0 
 2. Szpyrka, Siarka T.2.9 
 3. Sikora, Asec.Pro.2.7 
 4. Basinski, MMKS D.2.4 
 5. Stoklosa, Spojn.2.4 
 6. Krupa, Siarka T.2.3 
 7. Koszuta, Spojnia S.2.2 
 8. Nowak, Znicz B.2.2 
 9. Aleksandrowi., Znicz B.2.1 
 10. Szczepaniak, LKS L.2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Adam LISEWSKI
  MMKS DG
  (206-F/C-80)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Lisewski, MMKS D.2.3 
 2. Kulikowski, Zubry2.2 
 3. Milewski, AZS A.1.8 
 4. Mis, Siarka T.1.4 
 5. Jarmakowicz, Zastal Z.1.3 
 6. Wrobel, Gornik Walb.1.2 
 7. Pisarczyk, Siarka T.1.1 
 8. Marculewicz, Zubry1.0 
 9. Barycz, Siarka T.0.9 
 10. Rajewicz, Zastal Z.0.9 


Standings - 1 Liga
1Liga Standings
 1. Zastal ZG 24-6 
 2. Siarka T. 23-7 
 3. MMKS DG 23-7 
 4. Big Star 20-10 
 5. Spojnia S. 19-11 
 6. LKS Lodz 18-11 
 7. Znicz Basket 16-14 
 8. Sokol L. 16-14 
 9. Start Lublin 15-15 
 10. Trefl SSA 13-17 
 11. Zubry 10-20 
 12. Tempcold AZS 9-21 
 13. Gornik Wal. 9-21 
 14. MOSiR Krosno 9-21 
 15. Sudety JG 8-22 
 16. AZS AWF K-ce 7-22 


Standings - 2 Liga
2Liga Standings
Group A
 1. Astoria 24-2 
 2. SKK Siedlce 22-5 
 3. Norgips 22-6 
 4. Zuraw Gn. 19-9 
 5. Tur B.Podl. 18-8 
 6. Nowy Dwor Gd. 18-9 
 7. MMKS SIDEn 17-11 
 8. Harmattan 15-11 
 9. Basket Kw. 14-13 
 10. Assec.Prokom 3 12-15 
 11. Korsarz 9-18 
 12. AZS Olsztyn 8-19 
 13. Zyrardowianka 8-19 
 14. Unibet Legia 7-18 
 15. OSSM W-wa 2-26 
 16. OSSM Sopot 0-26 
Group B
 1. AZS Szczecin 21-2 
 2. Open Basket 19-4 
 3. AZS PP Poznan 17-4 
 4. Ksiezak 15-8 
 5. AZS Kutno 14-9 
 6. Nysa Klodzko 12-11 
 7. Stal Ostrow 12-11 
 8. Pogon Prudnik 12-12 
 9. MKS Skiern. 11-12 
 10. AZS PO Opole 10-13 
 11. Slask Wroclaw 7-15 
 12. Obiekty Wrocl. 7-16 
 13. OSSM Wroclaw 2-21 
 14. KKS Siechnice 0-22 
Group C
 1. Rosasport 24-1 
 2. Unia Tarnow 22-4 
 3. UMKS Kielce 17-7 
 4. AZS PR Radom 17-9 
 5. MCKiS Jaw. 15-8 
 6. Cracovia 14-11 
 7. AZS Pol.Cz-wa 14-11 
 8. Pogon Ruda Sl. 13-10 
 9. Alba 10-14 
 10. MKS Limanowa 10-14 
 11. Komtek 10-14 
 12. Mickiewicz 7-18 
 13. Staco Niepol. 5-18 
 14. Wisla Krakow 5-19 
 15. OSSM S.Wola 1-24 


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Stats Leaders - UZO Liga
Points Per Game
 Brandon DAGANS
  Ginasio
  (185-G-)
  Avg: 23.3
 1. Dagans, Ginasio23.3 
 2. Crutchfield, Sampa.21.8 
 3. Madison, Sampaense21.7 
 4. Waller, Ovarense20.2 
 5. Webster, CAB20.1 
 6. Ramos, Benfica18.9 
 7. Powers, Fisica18.7 
 8. Voorhees, AD Vagos18.5 
 9. Hartford, Ginasio18.4 
 10. Clark, Barreirense18.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Christopher LEE
  Ovarense
  (206-C-)
  Avg: 10.6
 1. Lee, Ovarense10.6 
 2. Nealy, VSC Guimar.10.1 
 3. Smith, AD Vagos9.7 
 4. Johnson, Fisica9.5 
 5. Johnson, Academica9.2 
 6. St.Robert, Illiabum9.2 
 7. Terrell, Porto F.8.9 
 8. Shaw, Illiabum8.9 
 9. Wilson, Sampaense8.8 
 10. Sowell, Barreirense8.6 
Assists Per Game
 Daniel FELIX
  Illiabum
  (183-G-82)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Felix, Illiabum3.2 
 2. Dagans, Ginasio2.3 
 3. Costa, Ginasio2.3 
 4. Silva, VSC Guimar.2.2 
 5. Balseiro, Sampa.2.2 
 6. Schneider, CAB2.2 
 7. Pedroso, CAB2.1 
 8. Mims, VSC Guimar.2.1 
 9. Perdigao, AD Vagos2.1 
 10. Reed, Benfica2.0 
Steals Per Game
 Nuno MANARTE
  Ovarense
  (184-G-75)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Manarte, Ovarense6.4 
 2. Felix, Illiabum5.8 
 3. Reveles, AD Vagos5.8 
 4. Costa, Ginasio5.4 
 5. Fernandes, CAB4.5 
 6. Sing, Sampaense4.5 
 7. Pinto, Barreirense4.2 
 8. Mims, VSC Guimar.4.2 
 9. Simoes, Academica4.1 
 10. Miranda, Ovarense4.1 
Blocks Per Game
 John SMITH
  AD Vagos
  (203-F-84)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Smith, AD Vagos1.5 
 2. Lee, Ovarense1.5 
 3. Grimes, Academica1.5 
 4. Terrell, Porto F.1.4 
 5. Soderberg, CAB1.3 
 6. Wilson, Sampaense1.3 
 7. DeWitz, Benfica1.3 
 8. Frisby, Benfica1.2 
 9. Brown, Barreirense1.2 
 10. Stempin, Porto F.1.1 


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


Stats Leaders - BSN
Points Per Game
 Christian DALMAU
  Bayamon
  (194-G-77)
  Avg: 24
 1. Dalmau, Bayamon24.0 
 2. Maye, Mayaguez23.3 
 3. Hickerson, San G.22.3 
 4. Nailon, Quebradillas20.6 
 5. Priutt, Isabela19.2 
 6. Perez, Isabela19.2 
 7. Copeland, San G.18.6 
 8. Gainous, Santurce18.5 
 9. Green, Isabela17.8 
 10. Figueroa, Guaynabo17.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Shawn PRIUTT
  Isabela
  (208-C-85)
  Avg: 15.2
 1. Priutt, Isabela15.2 
 2. Langhi, Mayaguez14.0 
 3. Traylor, Bayamon12.0 
 4. Dyer, San German11.3 
 5. Reyes, Capitanes10.0 
 6. Walker, Guaynabo9.8 
 7. Collins, Ponce9.3 
 8. Aubry, Capitanes9.2 
 9. Millsap, Humacao9.0 
 10. Narvaez, Ponce8.6 
Assists Per Game
 Christian DALMAU
  Bayamon
  (194-G-77)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Dalmau, Bayamon7.8 
 2. Russell, Quebradillas6.0 
 3. Copeland, San G.5.4 
 4. Cruz, Ponce5.4 
 5. Hatton, Ponce5.1 
 6. Graham, Mayaguez4.2 
 7. Guzman, Guaynabo3.8 
 8. Green, Isabela3.8 
 9. Hickerson, San G.3.7 
 10. Rodriguez, Capit.3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Ricky SANCHEZ
  Santurce
  (212-C/F-87)
  Avg: 2
 1. Sanchez, Santurce2.0 
 2. Copeland, San G.2.0 
 3. Perez, Isabela2.0 
 4. Hodge, Santurce2.0 
 5. Berdiel, Humacao1.8 
 6. Mojica, Bayamon1.7 
 7. Figueroa, Guaynabo1.5 
 8. Gonzalez, Santurce1.5 
 9. Rivera, Isabela1.3 
 10. Hinson, Isabela1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Marqis GAINOUS
  Santurce
  (206-F-76)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Gainous, Santurce1.8 
 2. Nieves, Santurce1.7 
 3. Priutt, Isabela1.7 
 4. Mays, Humacao1.6 
 5. Berdiel, Humacao1.5 
 6. Russell, Quebradillas1.4 
 7. Maye, Mayaguez1.3 
 8. Lopez, Mayaguez1.2 
 9. Perez, Isabela1.2 
 10. Villafane, Santurce1.2 


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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. Peciukas, Mures19.2 
 4. Pesic, Timisoara19.0 
 5. Bubanja, Brasov18.7 
 6. Mandic, Oradea18.3 
 7. Mack, Steaua T.18.1 
 8. Wohlleb, Brasov18.1 
 9. Santana, Municipal B.17.6 
 10. Dzambic, Timisoara17.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Justin HERNDON
  CSU Sibiu
  (208-C-83)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Herndon, CSU Sibiu10.2 
 2. Harvey, Craiova10.0 
 3. Carutasu, Ploiesti9.5 
 4. Krstanovic, U.Mobi.9.3 
 5. Masiulis, Mures9.2 
 6. Waterstradt, Munici.8.2 
 7. Paltinisanu, Timis.8.0 
 8. Miskovic, CSU S.7.8 
 9. Roschnafsky, Gladia.7.6 
 10. Mijajlovic, Munici.7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Jarrett HOWELL
  Gaz Metan
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Howell, Gaz Metan5.7 
 2. Cooley, Mures5.7 
 3. Cuic, U.Mobitel.CN5.0 
 4. Dzambic, Timisoara4.9 
 5. Fometescu, Dinamo B.4.7 
 6. Mitchell, Oradea4.4 
 7. Howard, Gladiato.4.4 
 8. Dawson, Gladiato.4.4 
 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. Maric, Oradea2.0 
 7. Mitchell, Oradea2.0 
 8. Bishop, Gladiato.2.0 
 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. Bubanja, Brasov1.2 
 8. Harvey, Craiova1.2 
 9. Pavlovski, Otopeni1.0 
 10. Rhymer, Gaz Metan1.0 


CSU Sibiu - U Cluj-Napoca match analysis - by Sebastian Umbrich
Below there is a match analysis for the match CSU Atlassib Sibiu against U Mobitelco Cluj-Napoca, match counting for round 27 of the Romanian Divizia A.
The Transilvania sports center from Sibiu proved once again to be not large enough for the huge number of fans that came to watch this match: approximately 3,500 people, while not many tickets have been left for sale before the match. Before the beginning of the match, there was an excellent atmosphere, an atmosphere well enough for anyone to observe the rivalry between the two teams. The anthem was sung by the fans, and during the match the fans of both teams, as well as the fans of Sibiu, as well as the fans of Cluj (who came in around 100), made an atmposhpere which you cannot see in many places.
In the first quarter, after both teams went head-to-head during the first three minutes, two fast-break attacks brought Sibiu to an advantage of 6 points (10-4). Cluj came back (10-8), but the end of the quarter found Sibiu in advantage 23-11, after Cluj had a breakdown. The 2nd quarter started like the first one, both teams scoring, but CSU Sibiu, benefiting from the atmosphere and from the crowd, managed to score and rebound, and after 17 minutes of play the scoring table showed 38-17, after a three-point shot made by Earl Brown (186-G-78, college: Loyola, IL), who's birthday was in the day of the game. After 18:30 the scoring table showed 42-21, but while Cluj scored the last three shots of the 2nd quarter, the score at half-time was 42-27. But, the suspense was about to come.
Quarter 3 saw an incredible comeback for Cluj: after 4-4 during the 3rd quarter, Cluj managed an incredible outscore of 14-0, until Jason Smith (198-F-77, college: Mississippi) made a 3-point-shot, before the guests have closed the 3rd quarter in advantage: 54-56.
While the crowd realized that the game of their favorite team suffers, trainer Darnell Clavon made a crucial substitution: Octavian Popa-Calota IN, Cristian Ban OUT. This proved to be crucial. Ivan Miskovic (203-F/C-84, college: Alaska-Fairb.) scored the first points of the 4th quarter, Branko Cuic (196-G-78) responded with a 3-point shot, while Jason Smith managed to acquire a three point play. Justin Herndon (208-C-83) brought Sibiu back to lead, after scoring 2 points and one. During minutes 32 and 39 there were no less than 12 lead changes and 4 evens. Then, in the last minutes of the game things got complicated: Earl Brown scored a 3-point shot, making the score 70-68; Zoran Krstanovic (205-C-82) made a tap-in, so the score was again even, 39 seconds still to be played, possession for Sibiu. Brandon Johnson (185-G-86, college: ODU) had the ball, attempted to pass, and Rob Thompson (215-C-82, college: Fairfield) played the ball with the foot, so the ball was again at Sibiu, with 24 seconds of attack (35 seconds to be played). Brandon Johnson passes the ball to Octavian Calota (185-G-84) who tries a penetration, Zoran Krstanovic blocks his way, Popa-Calota passes to Jason Smith who shoots for 3 points, missing its target, Justin Herndon and Rob Thompson fight for rebound, Brandon Johnson steals the ball, passing it to Earl Brown, who completely unmarked shoots 3 points; this was the moment when every single person in the Transilvania sports arena exploded; but not to forget that 13.9 seconds were still to play.
While Sibiu has made only one personal foul during the 4th quarter, there were three consecutive fouls: two made by Ivan Miskovic, and one by Octavian Popa-Calota. After these fouls there were still 6 seconds to play. Branko Cuic, who brought the ball in-court, passed it to Mihai Silvasan, who missed a three point-shot, Zoran Krstanovic rebounded, but as he attempted to shot for three points, Jason Smith made a block, and the match ended 73-70 for Sibiu. It is the second victory of the season for Sibiu in the matches against U Cluj.
U Cluj has a 22-4 record, and has to play against CS Otopeni, Energia Rovinari, and SCM U Craiova on home ground and against Elba Timisoara away.
CSU Sibiu has a 19-8 record, and has to play against CSM Oradea and BCMUS Arges Pitesti away, and against CSU Asesoft Ploiesti on home ground.



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Standings - B Liga
B League Standings
 1. Superfund 18-4 
 2. Crnokosa 16-6 
 3. Smederevo 15-6 
 4. Radnicki O. 15-7 
 5. Jagodina 14-8 
 6. Mladost CA 13-9 
 7. Zeleznicar I. 12-10 
 8. FMP II 9-12 
 9. Vojvodina 9-13 
 10. Jug Vranje 9-13 
 11. Partizan II 8-14 
 12. Vrbas 8-14 
 13. Zdravlje 5-17 
 14. Beovuk 72 2-20 


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. Mladenovic, Ergon.17.8 
 4. Markovic, Tamis17.5 
 5. Mihajlovic, Ergonom17.5 
 6. Jorovic, Borac17.0 
 7. Markovic, Napredak16.5 
 8. Micic, Napredak16.5 
 9. Vukosavljevi., Prolet.16.4 
 10. Martinic, Vojvodina15.4 
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. Dramicanin, Borac6.0 
 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. Katnic, Mega V.4.3 
 5. Rakic, Novi Sad4.2 
 6. Korac, Beograd4.1 
 7. Djordjevic, Sloga4.0 
 8. Prolovic, Borac3.9 
 9. Martinic, Vojvodina3.7 
 10. Dimitrijevic, Sloga3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Marko VULIN
  Proleter Naft.
  (196-G-83)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Vulin, Proleter Naft.2.2 
 2. Jereminov, Tamis2.0 
 3. Martinic, Vojvodina2.0 
 4. Zarkovic, Prolet.1.9 
 5. Dundjerski, Beograd1.7 
 6. Borovcanin, Sloga1.7 
 7. Rakic, Novi Sad1.7 
 8. Kovacevic, Novi Sad1.7 
 9. Djordjevic, Sloga1.6 
 10. Stajic, Tamis1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Nikola MARAVIC
  Mega Vizura
  (212-C-89)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Maravic, Mega V.1.2 
 2. Mladenovic, Ergon.1.2 
 3. Buric, Tamis1.2 
 4. Lukovic, Radnic.1.0 
 5. Bircevic, Metalac0.9 
 6. Dramicanin, Borac0.9 
 7. Ljubojevic, Novi S.0.8 
 8. Arsic, Masinac0.8 
 9. Vukosavljevi., Prolet.0.6 
 10. Bjegovic, Masinac0.6 


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Baya dethrone Premium Cobras - by Eurobasket News
Baya overcame Premium Cobras 78:77 for the curtain-raiser tournament crown. Baya thumped Razors 92:44 to advance into the title decider where took on the defending champions. Baya looked good in the first half. They earned a 15-point advantage before the Cobras struck back. They went on a 22:6 run to surge ahead. The reigning champions established a 66:62 lead and maintained for some time. Baya got closer but Michael Ohiero (191-G-88, college: Customs) gave the Cobras a 73:69 lead. Hendricks Denis allowed Baya to come from behind for a 77:76 advantage. James Beier drew things level at 77. Hendricks Denis responded with a free throw to give Baya a decisive lead. James Beier had a chance to win it for the Cobras but missed a layup late in regulation.
Robert Leon (196-C) finished with 27 points to pace Baya. Michael Cupidon added 17 points, while Hendricks Denis accounted for 12 points in the victory. Michael Ohiero responded with game-high 30 points for Premium Cobras. Dominic Pillay finished with 19 points in the loss.



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Extraliga Round: 43 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Levice - Inter Bratislava 72-95
Inter Bratislava stunned Levice away from home. Michael Anderson (201-F-86, agency: Union Sports, college: Va Commonwealth) delivered 29 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the effort. Richard Klein provided 19 points in the 15th win for Inter. Richard Klein tossed in 16 points and pulled down 7 rebounds for Levice.

Nitra - Pezinok 85-73
Nitra held off Pezinok in the battle of the league leaders. Clifford Crawford (194-G-81, agency: Strategic Sports, college: N.Carolina St.) notched 25 points to pace the hosts. Edward Scott contributed 15 points in the victory. Nenad Milosevic delivered 17 points for Pezinok in defeat.

Komarno - B.Bystrica 85-73
Jaraun Burrows (203-F-85, agency: Warren Sports International, college: IPFW) netted 24 points and grabbed 12 boards to lead Komarno past Banska Bystrica. T.J. Banister had 19 points and 7 assists as Komarno improved at 18-21 record. Eduard Znanec accounted for 17 points in the loss.

Prievidza - Nova Ves 93-61
Ali Thomas (188-G-79, college: USF) and Jeremy Fears knocked down 15 points each to lead Prievidza past Nova Ves. Lubos Storcel knocked down 14 points in the winning effort. Artur Mielczarek responded with 23 points and 6 rebounds for Nova Ves.

Svit - Vahostav-Zilina 82-73
Svit posted just the 13th win in the season as they shot down Zilina at home court. Ravone George (193-G-83, college: Alabama) provided 26 points and 16 rebounds to lead the effort. Branislav Laco added 19 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Lukas Hoferica responded with 19 points and 6 rebounds for Zilina.



Stats Leaders - D1
Points Per Game
 Jeremy FEARS
  Prievidza
  (196-G-85)
  Avg: 21.5
 1. Fears, Prievidza21.5 
 2. Glavinic, Handlova20.4 
 3. Burrows, Komarno18.6 
 4. Bosak, Prievidza17.7 
 5. Polakovic, Svit16.7 
 6. Nicholson, Pezinok16.3 
 7. Polakovic, Inter B.16.1 
 8. Mroz, Nova Ves16.0 
 9. Jackson, Pezinok15.8 
 10. Stojanovic, Vahost.15.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Pawel MROZ
  Nova Ves
  (215-C-84)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Mroz, Nova Ves8.5 
 2. Nicholson, Pezinok7.9 
 3. Burrows, Komarno7.9 
 4. Szalay, Prievidza7.7 
 5. Tomek, Nitra7.6 
 6. Skara, B.Bystrica7.3 
 7. Micuda, Pezinok6.6 
 8. Laco, Svit6.4 
 9. Madaj, Komarno6.4 
 10. Cvitanovic, Svit6.4 
Assists Per Game
 T.J. BANNISTER
  Komarno
  (180-G-)
  Avg: 9
 1. Bannister, Komarno9.0 
 2. Glavinic, Handlova7.2 
 3. Jefferson, Nova Ves5.6 
 4. Scott, Nitra5.1 
 5. Fears, Prievidza4.7 
 6. Immink, B.Bystrica3.7 
 7. Grznar, Levice3.5 
 8. Milosevic, Pezinok3.3 
 9. Bosak, Prievidza3.1 
 10. Zavodny, Vahost.2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Jan ZAVODNY
  Vahostav-Zilina
  (188-G-87)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Zavodny, Vahost.2.6 
 2. Scott, Nitra2.4 
 3. Fears, Prievidza2.3 
 4. Jackson, Pezinok2.1 
 5. Glavinic, Handlova2.0 
 6. Jefferson, Nova Ves2.0 
 7. Zilik, Inter B.1.9 
 8. Kucsa, Inter B.1.8 
 9. Mielczarek, Nova V.1.8 
 10. Ravasz, Inter B.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Ivica BLAGOJEVIC
  Levice
  (206-C-74)
  Avg: 0.7
 1. Blagojevic, Komar.0.7 
 2. Polakovic, Svit0.7 
 3. Bosak, Prievidza0.6 
 4. Fears, Prievidza0.6 
 5. Gudelj, Komarno0.6 
 6. Cvitanovic, Svit0.6 
 7. Madaj, Komarno0.6 
 8. Burrows, Komarno0.6 
 9. Klar, Levice0.6 
 10. Klar, Komarno0.5 


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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 Rioja8.0 
 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. Barcelo, Plasencia2.3 
 3. Gomez, Huelva2.3 
 4. Ott, Caja Rioja2.1 
 5. Johnson, Huesca2.0 
 6. Suka-Umu, Cajasur .2.0 
 7. Martinez, Huelva1.8 
 8. Higgs, L''Hospitalet1.8 
 9. Pigram, Andorra1.8 
 10. Bavosi, Promobys1.8 
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. Joseph, Rosalia0.9 
 8. Sekulic, Plasencia0.9 
 9. Andrews, Huesca0.9 
 10. Miller, Huelva0.8 


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Standings - BasketEttan
Basketettan Standings
North
 1. Akropol 19-2 
 2. Eagles 18-3 
 3. Blackeberg 16-6 
 4. Haga Haninge 14-8 
 5. Lulea Steel 11-11 
 6. Lidingo 11-11 
 7. Uppsala KFUM 9-12 
 8. Hallsta 9-13 
 9. Talje 9-13 
 10. BG Lulea 8-14 
 11. Alvik Basket 3-17 
 12. Polisen 2-19 
South
 1. Nassjo 18-2 
 2. Hoganas 14-2 
 3. Srbija 13-8 
 4. Norrkoping BK 12-6 
 5. Sanda 10-8 
 6. Jonkoping 8-11 
 7. Fryshuset 7-11 
 8. Kvarnby 6-13 
 9. Solna Branten 6-14 
 10. Eos 5-14 
 11. Kalmar 4-14 


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LNA Round: 30 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
SAM Massagno - Boncourt 81-70
SAM Massagno overcame Boncourt as Kameron Gray (186-G-82, college: Oklahoma City) scored 25 points. Daniel Fitzgerald added 16 points as SAM Massagno improved at 11-16 record. Tony Gugino answered with 22 points, 10 rebounds, 7 steals and 4 assists for the Red Team as they fell at 8-20 record.

Monthey - MGS 87-83
Monthey held off MGS for the 14th win. Sebastien Maio (190-G-78) delivered 18 points to lead the home team. Jean-Richard Volcy knocked down 16 points and collected 12 rebounds in the winning effort. Moustapha Niang accounted for 18 points and 6 rebounds for MGS.

Geneva Devils - Fribourg 74-72
Geneva Devils narrowly outscored Fribourg. Isaac Wells (203-F-85, agency: Strategic Sports, college: Arkansas St.) notched 23 points and 13 boards to lead the home team. Daniel Nyom added 15 points and 10 rebounds as the Devils climbed at 11-16 record. Fribourg lost their third straight despite 19 points, 6 boards and 6 assists from Edwin Draughan.

Starwings - Boncourt 88-63
Starwings shot down Boncourt behind 21 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists from Vernard Hollins (190-G-80, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Wright St.). Marcus Sloan contributed 20 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Tony Gugino responded with 16 points and 8 rebounds for the Red Team.

Lugano Tigers - BBC Nyon 99-88
Lugano preserved their top position in the ladder with a comfortable home victory against Nyon. Dusan Mladjan (199-G-86, agency: Interperformances) scored 26 points to pace the Tigers. Mohammed Abukar netted 18 points in the victory. Austin Johnson responded with 26 points and 8 assists for Nyon.



Stats Leaders LNA
Points Per Game
 Vernard HOLLINS
  Starwings
  (190-G-80)
  Avg: 20.2
 1. Hollins, Starwings20.2 
 2. Thomas, Lausanne20.2 
 3. Brown, Starwings19.8 
 4. Hines, SAM M.18.6 
 5. Abukar, Lugano T.18.1 
 6. Volcy, Monthey17.5 
 7. Schneiderman., SAV V.17.3 
 8. Bradley, MGS17.1 
 9. Lee, Geneva Devils16.9 
 10. Johnson, BBC Nyon16.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marcus SLOAN
  Starwings
  (205-F-82)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Sloan, Starwings10.7 
 2. Flowers, Lausanne10.5 
 3. Grimm, SAM M.9.8 
 4. Thompson, Lausanne9.3 
 5. Volcy, Monthey9.1 
 6. Gugino, Boncourt9.0 
 7. Southall, BBC Nyon8.7 
 8. Sanders, Lugano T.7.4 
 9. Dacevic, SAV V.7.2 
 10. VanderMeer, Lugano T.7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Vernard HOLLINS
  Starwings
  (190-G-80)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Hollins, Starwings6.2 
 2. Lukovic, SAV V.5.6 
 3. Monroe, Boncourt5.3 
 4. Wooten, Boncourt5.0 
 5. Pleux-D., Lausanne5.0 
 6. Bradley, MGS4.9 
 7. Walton, Lugano T.4.9 
 8. Gray, SAM Massagno4.6 
 9. Stein, Lugano T.4.5 
 10. Johnson, BBC Nyon4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Kameron GRAY
  SAM Massagno
  (186-G-82)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Gray, SAM Massagno3.1 
 2. Gugino, Boncourt2.7 
 3. Volcy, Monthey2.6 
 4. Tshomba, Boncourt2.4 
 5. Gibson, SAV Vacallo2.3 
 6. Dacevic, SAV V.2.2 
 7. Johnson, BBC Nyon2.1 
 8. Lukovic, SAV V.2.0 
 9. Jaquier, Starwings2.0 
 10. Porchet, Monthey2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Alex THOMPSON
  Lausanne
  (208-F-85)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Thompson, Lausanne3.8 
 2. Southall, BBC Nyon3.2 
 3. VanderMeer, Lugano T.2.6 
 4. Niang, MGS1.3 
 5. Sloan, Starwings1.3 
 6. Sanders, Lugano T.1.2 
 7. Flowers, Lausanne1.1 
 8. Vogt, Fribourg1.1 
 9. Volcy, Monthey1.1 
 10. Gilmore, MGS1.1 


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Standings - SBL
SBL Standings
 1. Dacin Tigers 15-5 
 2. Yulon Luxgen 14-6 
 3. Taiwan Beer 10-9 
 4. KKL 10-9 
 5. Pure Youth 10-11 
 6. Taiwan Mobile 7-12 
 7. Bank of Taiwan 3-17 


Yulon keeps pushing - by Chris Wang
Yulon won its 9th straight game Sunday and remained one game behind standing leader Dacin, who also beat PY Sunday.

3/20
Dacin 78-73 PY
Dacin: Chang Chih-feng 23p, Tien Lei 18p+12rb, Lin Yi-hui 13p+7rb, B. Allen 8p+5rb+4blk
PY: huang Chih-feng 17p, James Mao 15p, Lin Ching-pang 13p

BOT 108-102 (2OT) TB
BOT: D. Creighton 29p+11rb, Chen Shun-hsiang 26p+8rb, Chang Jui-kun 18p+6rb+4a, Chang Jung-hsuan 15p+8rb
TB: Ho Shou-cheng 18p+11rb, Yang Ching-min 14p, Ha Hsiao-yuan 13p, Chen Shih-nian 13p+8a

Yulon 72-64 TM
Yulon: Tseng Wen-ting 14p+12rb+7a, Lu Cheng-ju 13p+9rb, Yang Che-yi 10p+7rb
TM: Liu Sheng-yao 18p, Wu Yung-jen 10p


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Army rolls past Nets - by Albert-Lee Young

The Defence Force men basketball team scored their second successive win, 80-73, against Sportworld Starker Nets in their best of five series of the NBFTT Men Big- Four Semi Finals on Sunday night at the Jean Pierre Complex, Port of Spain.

Steven Lighter Lewis top scored for the soldiers with 21 points as the army team overcame a quick start from Nets who held a slender 22-20 by the end of the first quarter.

Wilt Vincent with 14 points and Michael Alert with 11 points added valuable support for the army who eventually led for the reminder of the contest 46-36, 63-49 and 80-73.

For Nets, Mario Davis was again their top performer with 20 points, Christopher Lares added 15 points and Jamile King chipped in with 11.

Game 3 will be played on Tuesday and Nets are in a must win situation to keep their hopes alive. The other semi final match-up is between Petro Jazz and Detour Shak Attack who leads the series 1-0.


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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, Aliaga17.9 
 6. Toolson, Karsiyaka17.8 
 7. Baxter, Besiktas17.4 
 8. Stanojevic, Kepez B.17.2 
 9. Williams, Erdemir17.2 
 10. Baron, Mersin16.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jermareo DAVIDSON
  Darussafaka
  (208-F-84)
  Avg: 10.9
 1. Davidson, Darussaf.10.9 
 2. Heytvelt, Oyak R.10.0 
 3. Williams, Erdemir9.5 
 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: 8.3
 1. Koseoglu, Erdemir8.3 
 2. Chatman, Besiktas6.1 
 3. Douby, Darussafaka4.9 
 4. Ermis, Banvit4.8 
 5. Acik, T.Telekom4.4 
 6. James, Mersin4.3 
 7. Jackson, Antalya4.0 
 8. Erdogan, Oyak R.4.0 
 9. Erden, Bornova4.0 
 10. Holston, Karsiyaka3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Quinton HOSLEY
  Aliaga
  (198-G/F-84)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Hosley, Aliaga2.9 
 2. Chatman, Besiktas2.4 
 3. Douby, Darussafaka2.3 
 4. Shipp, Bornova2.3 
 5. Erden, Kepez Bld2.3 
 6. Smith, Efes Pilsen2.1 
 7. James, Mersin2.0 
 8. Jackson, Antalya1.9 
 9. Famutimi, Oyak R.1.9 
 10. Altay, Aliaga1.8 
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. Solak, Galatasaray1.3 
 5. Elegar, Bornova1.3 
 6. Davidson, Darussaf.1.3 
 7. Bowman, Tofas1.2 
 8. Heytvelt, Oyak R.1.2 
 9. Davis, Banvit1.1 
 10. Wilkinson, Galatasa.1.0 


Standings - TBL
TBL Standings
 1. Efes Pilsen 21-3 
 2. Fener.Ulker 20-4 
 3. Banvit 17-7 
 4. Besiktas 15-9 
 5. T.Telekom 14-10 
 6. Galatasaray 13-11 
 7. Karsiyaka 12-12 
 8. Antalya 11-13 
 9. Bornova 11-13 
 10. Erdemir 11-13 
 11. Tofas 10-14 
 12. Aliaga 9-15 
 13. Mersin 8-16 
 14. Oyak Renault 8-16 
 15. Kepez Bld 7-17 
 16. Darussafaka 5-19 


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  UKRAINE   


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. Mitchell, Khimik18.2 
 6. Curry, Azovmash18.2 
 7. DeGroat, BC Odessa18.0 
 8. Williams, Halychyna17.9 
 9. Crowe, Dnipro17.6 
 10. Burtt, Fe.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. Mitchell, Khimik5.4 
 6. El-Amin, Budivelnyk5.4 
 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. Zabirchenko, BC Ky.1.6 
 10. Shemosyuk, Pulsar1.6 
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 


Jordi Bertomeu: Euroleague is interested in Ukrainian basketball - by Platon Khegai
On Friday, 19th of March, Euroleague CEO Jordi Bertomeu visited Kyiv in order to confirm interest in cooperation with Ukrainian teams.
Mr. Bertomeu noticed that, in future, Euroleague wants to increase its participants' geography and cover Ukrainian territory. 'Euroleague has a great interest to the Ukrainian basketball as it is, and particularly to the project of Budivelnyk. Also economical aspect and infrastructure are very important for us. We had some experience here, in Kyiv, and in Mariupol and no problems have appeared so far. We do not reject anyone', he said.


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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. Moore, Everton T.21.1 
 4. Wierzbicki, Leices.20.7 
 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. Gilbert, 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.10.6 
 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: 7.6
 1. Sapp, Scottish R.7.6 
 2. Martin, Plymouth.7.3 
 3. Moore, Everton T.6.0 
 4. Patton, Sheffiel.5.1 
 5. Drakeford, Guildfor.5.0 
 6. Middleton, Worceste.4.6 
 7. Yanders, Scottish.4.6 
 8. Westbrooks, Leices.4.5 
 9. Jackson, Newcastl.4.5 
 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. Peterson, Cheshire.2.3 
 4. Middleton, Worceste.2.3 
 5. Normantas, Worceste.2.2 
 6. O''Reilly, Cheshire.2.1 
 7. Sapp, Scottish R.2.1 
 8. Jivens, London C.1.9 
 9. Adu, Essex Pirates1.9 
 10. Martin, Plymouth.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Kadiri RICHARD
  Worthing T.
  (203-F-80)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Richard, Worthing.2.1 
 2. Johnson, Leiceste.2.1 
 3. Hanke, Scottish R.1.7 
 4. Toney, Sheffield S.1.5 
 5. Morris, MK Lions1.1 
 6. Janusauskas, London C.1.0 
 7. Copeland, Scottish.1.0 
 8. Young, Cheshire J.1.0 
 9. Flournoy, Newcastl.0.9 
 10. Holmes, MK Lions0.9 


Eagles Retain Trophy - by Andy Webb
Newcastle Eagles have retained the BBL Trophy this season after a 111-95 defeat of Cheshire Jets, at Guildford Spectrum yesterday, making it their fourth Trophy title in six years. The Eagles epitomised their team first Philosophy in the big game, as they had five players in double figures, and nine of their ten players saw playing time. They were led by MVP Charles Smith, who had 27 points and 9 rebounds to his name, whilst Darius Defoe (204-F-84) was all-action in his 18 minutes on the floor as he scored 21 points, a personal tally matched by Joe Chapman, who was a constant threat from long range. Team GB Captain Andrew Sullivan had 17 points to his name, whilst Reggie Action Jackson added 10.

For the Jets, who were missing James Hamilton through injury, Shawn Myers was the standout performer, as he notched 28 points and 14 rebounds. Colin OReilly had a typically solid performance with 18 points, whilst Steven Gayle and Chez Marks added 14 points each.

Despite losing convincingly in the end, it was the Jets who made the better start, as a Colin OReilly three point play capped off a 7-0 run, by Lynard Stewart then scored for the Eagles to spark a 14-0 run for them. Two threes from Joe Chapman and one from Andrew Sullivan ensured that the first quarter belong to Eagles at 24-15.

Reggie Jackson made Newcastles lead a double-digit one early on in the second quarter (27-15), but Shawn Myers sank a triple and made a three point play, to reduce the score to 29-26, but his former team broke the game open with a devastating 35-16 run which meant that Fabulous Flournoys team led 64-42 at the half time buzzer.

From here, the Eagles never looked back, taking the third quarter 89-63, and their lead peaked in the fourth stanza at 100-69. A 6-0 burst to get the score to less than 20 points was all the Jets could muster, as the Eagles ran out winners to take their first piece of silverware this season.



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  URUGUAY   


Defensor Sporting took a 2-0 lead over Malvin - by Hector Lopez
Defensor Sporting took a 2-0 lead over Malvin for the best of five Uruguayan League final series. Christopher Jackson (208-C-81, college: N.Mexico St.) with 28 points, 13 rebounds and 3 blocks led the offensive for Defensor Sporting, while Robby Collum (185-G-81, college: W.Michigan) added 13 points 5 rebounds and four assists. Fernando Martinez (170-G-79) was the main scorer for Malvin wioth 25 points and 5 assists, while Brian Laing (195-G/F-85, college: Seton Hall) netted 13 and Torraye Braggs (203-F/C-76, agency: Global Sports Plaza, college: Xavier) added 10 points and 4 rebounds. The third game is scheduled for Tuesday 23.



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Women News

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  AUSTRIA - Women  


Flying Foxes advance into AWBL Final - by Eurobasket News
The AWBL defending champions Flying Foxes clinched the spot in the AWBL Final. They thumped BK Duchess 83:41 on the road to sweep the semifinal series. BK Duchess entered the game having their backs against the wall. But the hosts could not match the favorites. Flying Foxes earned a 7-point lead at the first break and stretched the margin at 18-point distance at the big break. Flying Foxes controlled the game in the second half and celebrated a comfortable win at the end. Petra Steger (176-G/F-87) provided 19 points to lead the visitors. Romana Vynuchalova (193-F/C-86, college: Penn St.) had 15 points for the winners. Snezana Jovanovic (180-G/F-86, college: Lyon) responded with 13 points for BK Duchess. Kata Takacs (183-F-91) had 6 points in the loss.
Union Kuenring surged ahead in the semifinal series against Wels. Julia Pocksteiner (173-G-93) scored 14 points to lead Union Kuenring to a 51:48 victory in the third game of the series. Wels started the game strongly. They grabbed a 9-point lead at halftime. Wels maintained the advantage in the third quarter. Moreover the visitors entered the final stanza up by 12 points. But Wels fired hard in the final term to shock Wels. Sophie Geissberger (183-C-87) provided 13 points for the hosts. Heidi McNeill (191-F-86, college: Washington) tallied 13 points for Wels in defeat.



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  BELARUS - Women  


Battles of the Second Stage - by Eurobasket News
Minsk and Berezina directly advanced to the Semifinals. Minsk will face the winner of Sozh-BRGU, while Berezina will face the winner of Olimpia-Viktoria as the latter will face in the Quarterfinal Stage.
The last three days brought 12 games in the Second Stage of the country. Minsk finished the season with 31-3 record on top. The favorites overcame Sozh 76:56 on March 19th, then beat Berezina 66:51 and overcame Olimpia 77:70. In the last game Minsk started with 22-14 however lost the second frame 20-24. Minsk overcame the opponents in the third period 20-17 and needed 15-15 to win the last game. Nadzeya Nadzezhka (180-G-87) and Duboyskaya nailed 14 points each for the winners. Galina Ignatovitch (185-F-81) and Anastasiya Ramanava (187-F-85) followed them with 12 points apiece. Natallia Kozun (189-F-88) exploded with 35 points in the losing effort.
Berezina finished second with 25-9 record beating 71-64 in their last game in overtime. Trailing two points before the last stanza the hosts needed 13-11 to tie the game at the end of the fourth period and then produced 11-4 in overtime.
The games of the Quarterfinal stage will start on April.



Standings - Women
Premier Standings
Group A
 1. Minsk-2006 31-3 
 2. Berezina 25-9 
 3. Olimpia 21-11 
 4. Sozh Gomel 19-15 
Group B
 1. BrGU 15-19 
 2. Victoria 14-20 
 3. Temp-Mogilev. 6-26 
 4. RGUOR 3-31 


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  BOSNIA - Women  


Standings - Women
D1 Standings
 1. Zeljeznicar 18-0 
 2. Celik 15-4 
 3. Jedinstvo 15-4 
 4. Sloboda 14-5 
 5. Borac ML-IEFK 11-8 
 6. Banovici 10-9 
 7. Brotnjo 94 7-12 
 8. Tomislav 5-13 
 9. Igman 4-15 
 10. Trebinje 3-15 
 11. Brcko 1-18 


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  CROATIA - Women  


Standings - Women
A1 Standings
Groups A
 1. Gospic 6-0 
 2. Sibenik 5-1 
 3. Studenec O. 3-3 
 4. Croatia 2006 2-3 
 5. Medvescak 1-5 
 6. Ragusa 0-5 
Groups B
 1. Agram 3-1 
 2. Split 3-1 
 3. Pozega 3-2 
 4. Biska Pula 3-2 
 5. Zadar 2-3 
 6. Tresnjevka 0-5 


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Standings - Dameligaen
Dameligaen Standings
Group A
 1. Amager 5-1 
 2. Aabyhoj 3-4 
 3. Horsholm 3-4 
 4. SISU 2-4 
Group B
 1. Lemvig 6-3 
 2. Vaerlose 4-3 
 3. Virum 4-4 
 4. Horsens 4-5 
 5. Falcon 3-6 


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  GERMANY - Women  


Stats Leaders - Women
Points Per Game
 Carmen GUZMAN
  Halle
  (175-G-85)
  Avg: 21.8
 1. Guzman, Leipzig21.8 
 2. Pierce, Rhein 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. Tatham, Wasserburg15.2 
 10. Greunke, Rhein MB15.2 
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. O''Rourke, Herner2.3 
 10. Richter, Wasse.2.3 
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. Gohrke, Marburg0.8 
 9. Thompson, Rhein MB0.8 
 10. Smith, Saarlouis0.8 


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  HOLLAND - Women  


Standings - Women
Eredivisie Standings
EliteA
 1. HLB Account. 20-2 
 2. Wereldtickets.nl 12-10 
 3. Binnenland 9-11 
 4. Celeritas-D. 8-14 
 5. Woonbron/DAS 7-14 
EliteB
 1. ProBuild Lions 20-2 
 2. Eurosped Tw. 13-9 
 3. Amazone Leidsche 12-9 
 4. Grasshoppers 4-18 
 5. BV Lely 3-19 


Although they play well, STOL-Grasshoppers DS1 lose from local rival Wereldtickets.nl - by Eurobasket
The ladies played without Willeke Krijgsman (F-87), who played with DS2. The first period started with 2 rebounds from STOL-Grasshoppers Katwijk guard Missy Mitidiero. The first shots were not falling. The team has problems with the Wereldtickets.nl press, but are able to recuperate after a while. The defense is going well. Karin Kuijt scores inside plus bonus. There are a few nice interceptions, followed by scores. Leiderdorp makes a couple of easy scores under the board. Score at the end of the period is 26-20.

In the second period, the team continues to work hard and with full commitment in both the offense and defense. Some nice actions under the board by Karin were partially successful with scores. A 3-pointer by Missy brings the score to 38-31 with 2 minutes to go. Actions under the board are not finding their mark, but a 3-pointer by
Karin just before halftime brings the score to 38-36.

STOL-Grasshoppers Katwijk begin well in the third period. Two fast scores by Anouk Breel (178-G/F-86) bring the score to 38-40, and a little later to 42-45 after a 3-pointer by Anouk. The defense is also still going well. A block shot by Julia Dijkman (184-C-89), followed by a score brings a tied score to the scoreboard. Unfortunately, in the last 2 minutes there are a few ball losses, and Wereldtickets.nl takes the lead again: 61-58.

The fourth period begins with offensive rebounds by STOL-Grasshopers, but the awarded free throws are not successful. Chances under the board are missed. Julia has a number of blockshots in a row, and with 5 minutes to go its 70-69. Wright from Leiderdorp is unstoppable and keeps scoring (37 points in total). In a short time of 2 minutes, nothing seems to be working anymore. Fast and unsuccessful shots are being taken and again there is too much ball loss. Wereldtickets.nl take advantage and widen their lead to76-69 with 2 minutes to go. A short impulse with interceptions and scores is not enough for STOL-Grasshoppers Katwijk. Leiderdorp doesnt relent and with a 3-pointer in the buzzer they end the match at 88-76.

Coach Bo Melis was statisfied with the demonstrated play. Contrary to earlier matches, the team held a constant level of play for the whole match. Until 5 minutes before the match ended, it was a pretty equal match. In the end, Leiderdorp proved to be that little bit better. Not a shame against a team holding the 3rd place in the competition.

Scores: Carola de Jong 1, Charley Kranstauber 2, Missy Mitidiero 19 , Karin Kuijt 14, Rianne Philippo 10, Anouk Breel 11 , Ingrid vd Plas 2, Meghan Hutchens 8, Miranda Harteveld 0, Julia Dijkman 9, Eline Kraaijenoord 0.
source: Basketballvereniging STOL-Grasshoppers Katwijk


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  HUNGARY - Women  


2010 Play-Off and Cup Final Four - by Patonay Adam
After 26 games on the regular season, intresting games, surprises and big victories MKB Euroleasing Sopron reach the 'pole position' for the Play-Offs. Sopron with their new PG, Kristi Toliver will meat BSE, Gyor, Pecs and Szeged finished on the 1-4. It was a big fight beetwen 5 teams for the 4 other spot. Vasas Csata couldn't win at Szolnok and Szekszard beat BSE that's why the young and talented Vasas will miss the Play-Off.

MKB Euroleasing Sopron (1) vs. BSE (8)
Mizo Pecs 2010 (2) vs. Atomeromu Szekszard (7)
Szeviep Szeged (3) vs. Szolnoki NKK (6)
SEAT Lami Ved Gyor (4) vs. ZTE NKK (5)

After the quarter finals without any surprise Pecs won the home court for the Cup Final Four. The Cultural Capital City 2010 of Europe will organize the final four on the cup on this weekend.
Mizo Pecs 2010 vs. ZTE NKK
Szeviep Szeged vs. MKB Euroleasing Sopron


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 12-10 
 6. Szolnok 10-12 
 7. Atomeromu 9-13 
 8. BSE 9-13 
 9. Vasas-Csata 8-14 
 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. Holt, MKB Eurol.15.4 
 6. Szlimak, BSE15.2 
 7. Budimir, Bajai NKK15.2 
 8. Sipaviciute, Szeged15.0 
 9. Balint, Atomeromu15.0 
 10. Horti, MKB Eurol.13.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jelena BUDIMIR
  Bajai NKK
  (192-C/F-85)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Budimir, Bajai NKK8.5 
 2. Vajda, MiZo Pecs7.8 
 3. Cazac, Atomeromu7.3 
 4. Zherzherunov., Sze.7.3 
 5. Licina, Cegledi EKK7.2 
 6. Farkasinszki, Szolnok6.6 
 7. Sipaviciute, Szeged6.5 
 8. Krnjic, MiZo Pecs6.4 
 9. Holt, MKB Eurol.6.4 
 10. Keller, SEAT L.6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Csilla DARIDA
  Szolnok
  (175-G-78)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Darida, Szolnok5.8 
 2. Ivanyi, MiZo Pecs5.1 
 3. Kocsis, BSE4.3 
 4. Eordogh, MKB E.3.6 
 5. Englert, SEAT L.3.6 
 6. Pungor, Atomeromu3.6 
 7. Iva, Szeged3.5 
 8. Djelmis, SEAT L.3.4 
 9. Nemeth, Szeged3.3 
 10. Furesz, Szeged3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Monika BUKOVSZKI
  ZTE
  (171-G-79)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Bukovszki, ZTE3.6 
 2. Ivanyi, MiZo Pecs3.5 
 3. Darida, Szolnok3.2 
 4. Vajda, MiZo Pecs3.2 
 5. Iva, Szeged3.1 
 6. Pungor, Atomeromu3.0 
 7. Kocsis, BSE3.0 
 8. Zherzherunov., Sze.2.7 
 9. Szelesy, ZTE2.6 
 10. Czank, Vasas-Csata2.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Olena ZHERZHERUNOVA
  Szeged
  (191-F-78)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Zherzherunov., Sze.1.4 
 2. Ievtushenko, Atome.1.2 
 3. Bagi, Vasas-Csata0.8 
 4. Vajda, MiZo Pecs0.8 
 5. Varda, BSE0.8 
 6. Budimir, Bajai NKK0.8 
 7. Czukor, ZTE0.7 
 8. Crasnoscioc, ZTE0.6 
 9. Szlimak, BSE0.6 
 10. Szelesy, ZTE0.6 


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  ISRAEL - Women  


D1 Round: 4 (Semi-Finals) - by Eurobasket News
Ramat Hen - Electra Ramat 62-71
Electra Ramat advanced to the Finals as the overcame Ramat Hen 71:62 to win the series 3-1. Laine Selwyn (170-G-81, agency: Data Plus Group, college: Pittsburgh) top-scored for the winners with 16 points, while Vaughn Kia and Dori Mirav added 12 each. Jackson, Tiffany responded with 18 points and 11 rebounds in the losing effort.

Elizur Ramla - M.Ashdod 54-63
Ashdod qualified to te Finals for the first time as they won the series over Elizur Ramla after 63:54 tonight. Ashley Walker (185-F/C-87, college: California) top-scored for the winners with 21 points and 14 boards, while Laicy Natasha scored 15. Jackson Deanna ended up with 17 pints in the losing case.



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  LATVIA - Women  


Standings - LSBL
LSBL Standings
 1. Cesis 21-1 
 2. TTT Riga 21-2 
 3. RTU-Merks 10-13 
 4. Liepajas met. 9-13 
 5. DU/Swedbank 9-15 
 6. TTT Jun. 6-17 
 7. LU 4-19 


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  MONTENEGRO - Women  


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


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  NCAA1 - Women  


No. 11 seed San Diego State stuns No. 6 Texas - by Eurobasket News
San Diego State knew it had the speed and athleticism at guard to torment Texas all night.

But even the Aztecs had to be surprised at how efficiently they dismantled the Longhorns in front of their home fans.

Jene Morris (5'9''-G-87, college: California) scored 32 points and the No. 11 -seed Aztecs stunned the sixth-seeded Longhorns 74-63 on Texas' home court Sunday night in the first round of the Memphis Regional.

Morris put on a dazzling display of 3-point shooting and quick-burst drives. She made four 3-pointers as the Aztecs (22-10) built a 19-point lead in the first half, then made the big plays again in the second to put down Texas rallies

Coco Davis (5'9''-G-89) and Quenese Davis (5'10''-G-88) were equally devastating in breaking down the Texas defense, often leaving the Longhorns flat-footed on the dribble or flailing to reach long passes in transition.

'I just think we came in confident,' Morris said. 'When you play a program like Texas, that's what you have to do. Confidence and working together was key tonight.'

It was the second year in a row San Diego State has pulled off a first-round upset. The Aztecs were a No. 10 seed when they beat No. 7 DePaul last season.

San Diego State plays the winner of Sunday night's matchup between No. 3 West Virginia (28-5) and No. 14 Lamar (26-7) on Tuesday night.

Freshman center Cokie Reed (6'4''-F-91) scored 16 for Texas (22-11), which missed at least half a dozen open layups in shooting 33 percent. The Longhorns also went 1 of 13 from 3-point range.

The loss is a crushing blow for a Texas program trying to return to elite status. The Longhorns are 1-3 in the NCAA tournament in three years under Goestenkors, who was hired away from Duke where she had built the Blue Devils into a perennial Final Four team.

And considering their history at home, Texas seemed like a lock to advance. The Longhorns were 6-1 in NCAA games they hosted and just like those, this one was in front of several thousands fans wearing burnt orange.

'We felt like we let them down,' Texas' Kathleen Nash (6'2''-G-89) said. 'You work all year long and have expectations and it all comes down to this.'

San Diego State certainly wasn't intimidated.

The Aztecs had knocked off then-No. 4 Texas in a holiday tournament last season and came into this game bolstered with the confidence of winning the Mountain West tournament to earn their NCAA bid.

'I've been telling my team the past eight days that the pressure is on them,' San Diego State Beth Burns said. 'When you're playing at home, there's a whole other dynamic of surviving and advancing.'

With no more than two dozen fans cheering them, San Diego State raced to 33-14 lead. Morris and Coco Davis set the pace right away. They combined to hit six 3-pointers in the opening run.

'We couldn't do anything with (Morris). She pretty much had her way with us,' Goestenkors said.

Texas regrouped to get within 33-27. San Diego State quickly answered another run.

On one play, Jessika Bradley ripped down a rebound and fired a quick pass to Quenese Davis who lobbed it to Coco Davis for an easy fast break layup. After three wild swings in momentum, San Diego State led 44-30 at halftime.

Texas twice cut the lead under 10 in the first four minutes of the second before Morris swished another 3-pointer and Ashley Duffy made a long jumper from the left wing.

Texas made its final push when Reed banked home a layup to pull the Longhorns within 63-54, then made two more shots.

But the Aztecs came up with a huge defensive play to snuff it out. Bradley, playing with four fouls, blocked a shot by Ashleigh Fontenette, then made two free throws five seconds later to push the lead back to 10 with 1:41 to play.


Courtesy of www.star-telegram.com


No. 1 Connecticut coasts past Southern 95-39 - by Eurobasket News
Tina Charles (6'4''-C-88) and Connecticut cruised to a first round win and a 73rd straight victory.

Charles scored 22 points and Maya Moore (6'0''-F-89) added 21 to help No. 1 UConn beat Southern University 95-39 in the women's NCAA tournament Sunday.

The senior center made her first nine shots for the Huskies (34-0), who have won every game during their winning streak by double digits. UConn hasn't lost since falling to Stanford in the 2008 national semifinals.

The Huskies, who arrived having won their last 10 first-round games by an average of nearly 49 points, led 52-29 at halftime and actually looked pretty sloppy at times. They had 12 turnovers, one more than the Jaguars, but easily dominated in every other category.

They fixed that in the second half by holding the Jaguars to 10 points, four field goals in 30 attempts and by making 67 percent of their shots.

Moore had 17 points and four 3-pointers by halftime, and the Huskies featured Charles scoring on the inside in a 21-2 spree to open the second half. The 6-foot-4 center scored eight points in the run, all from in close, and Caroline Doty (5'10''-G-89) hit a pair of 3-pointers.

That boosted their lead to 73-31 with 15 minutes left, and UConn coach Geno Auriemma emptied his bench shortly thereafter. Nine of the Huskies' 11 players scored.

Tiffany Hayes (5'10''-G-89) and Kalana Greene (5'10''-G-87) scored 12 each for the Huskies, who shot 61.5 percent, outrebounded the Southwestern Athletic Conference champs 52-22 and limited them to 23.1 percent shooting. Connecticut also had a 22-4 advantage in points at the foul line.

Southern (23-9) actually led 2-0 after a short bank shot by Freda Allen, but the Huskies immediately asserted themselves with a 15-2 burst. After consecutive 3-pointers pulled the Jaguars within 20-12, Connecticut got points from seven players in an 18-4 run and coasted.

Hannah Kador led the Jaguars with 10 points.

Southern, making its fourth appearance in the tournament and second in Old Dominion's Constant Center, had a similar experience the first time: a 96-27 loss to Duke in 2006.


Courtesy of www.uconnhuskies.com


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  NORWAY - Women  


Eurobasket.com All-Norwegian Kvinneligaen Awards 2009-10 - by Eurobasket
#s#
Jill Glessner
Glessner
Nanna Sand
Sand
Maren Hoff Austgulen
M Austgulen
Stine Hoff Austgulen
S Austgulen
Ingrid Engebretsen
Engebretsen
#e#6
Player of the Year: Jill Glessner (178-G-85) of Gimle BBK of Gimle
Import Player of the Year: Jill Glessner of Gimle
Domestic Player of the Year: Nanna Sand (181-F-77) of Asker/Baerums Verk of Asker/B.
Coach of the Year: Ingvild Sandford of Ulriken

1st Team
Jill Glessner of Gimle
Nanna Sand of Asker/B.
Maren Hoff Austgulen (183-G/F-91) of Ulriken of Ulriken
Stine Hoff Austgulen (177-G-94) of Ulriken of Ulriken
Ingrid Engebretsen (178-F-82) of Ullern IF of Ullern

2nd Team
Sigrun Eskeland (83) of Gimle
Emilie Gronas (168-G-92) of Ulriken
Guro Nyquist (178-F-83) of Ullern
Kristina Kroge of Nordstrand
Jeanine Flaaten (G) of Gimle

Honorable Mention
Lise Johannesen (F-83) of Ulriken
Ellen Aas of Nordstrand
Siri Andersen (180-F-78) of Asker/B.
Sara Grindelid (183-F-82) of Asker/B.
Sigrid Skorpen (175-G-91) of Asker/B.
Kristine Kristiansen (G-75) of Ullern


Stats Leaders
Kvinneligaen Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
1 Glessner, Gimle 19.8
2 Sand, Asker/B 17.1
3 Eskeland, Gimle 14.2
4 Austgulen, Ulriken 12.7
5 Gronas, Ulriken 12.6
Rebounds Per Game
1 Sand, Asker/B 10.4
2 Austgulen, Ulriken 9.1
3 Glessner, Gimle 8.6
4 Kroge, Nordstrand 7.5
5 Huuse, Nordstrand 7
Assists Per Game
1 Glessner, Gimle 3,9
2 Stenvik, Asker/B 3,9
3 Sand, Asker/B 3,3
4 Kristiansen, Ullern 3,2
5 Flaaten, Gimle 3,1
Steals Per Game
1 Glessner, Gimle 5,1
2 Kristiansen, Ullern 4,1
3 Tonheim, Ullern 2,9
4 Aas, Nordstrand 2,9
5 Tyssoy, Ulriken 2,7
2FGP
1 Skorpen, Asker 60.5
2 Andersen, Asker 60
3 Matthiessen,Ull 59.5
3FGP
1 Nyquist, Ullern 38.3
2 Sodal, Nordstr 38.1
3 Sand, Asker 34.2


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  SCOTLAND - Women  


CUMBERNAULD IS ROCKING AND ROLLING TO NEW WOMEN'S TEAM - by Sandy Sutherland
A new force has arrived in Scottish women's
basketball this season, the Glasgow Rocks,
and already they have tasted success, rolling
through the Scottish League season with an
unbeaten record to capture the title at their
first attempt.
Based on the St Maurice's High School team at
Cumbernauld, who have continued to field a
second and completely separate team called
the St Maurice's Rocks, the new outfit have
attracted one of Scotland's most experienced
and ambitious coaches in Shirley Birch, a former Scottish Women's National team coach who
parted company from St Mirren at the end of
last season.
Birch's move attracted a number of former St
Mirren players to follow her, including two
of Scotland's top national team players, Rona
Corkindale and Natalie Chaloner, who have
played a major part in their success.
They have certainly enjoyed an all-conquering
first season with the odds on a Scottish Cup
and League double when the Rocks meet holders
Edinburgh Kool Kats in the Scottish Cup Final
in Edinburgh on Saturday March 27.
Kats are the only team remotely to come near
challenging the Rocks in the league, their
best result being in their fourth and final
encounter when the margin was seven points.
Though the new team's connection with the
Glasgow Rocks professional BBL team is so far
only tenuous, the potential is clearly there
for the future with the Rocks, already
strongly supported by Glasgow City Council at
their Kelvin Hall base, likely to move into
the new National Indoor Sports Arena when it is
completed in 2011.
In the long term the new female Rocks would
also like to move in order to match their
ambition of playing in a British League and
possibly even in Europe.


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  SWITZERLAND - Women  


LNSA Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Rhonda PRICE
  Pully
  (185-F-80)
  Avg: 29
 1. Price, Pully29.0 
 2. Mayombo, Nyon29.0 
 3. Lee, Helios28.0 
 4. Skouby, Riva Basket26.0 
 5. Diouf, Pully26.0 
 6. Herman, Riva B.25.0 
 7. Jakab, Riva Basket23.0 
 8. Teilane, Nyon21.0 
 9. Szakacs, Sierre20.0 
 10. Banks, Fribourg17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Anita TEILANE
  Nyon
  (196-C-85)
  Avg: 17
 1. Teilane, Nyon17.0 
 2. Diop, Pully9.0 
 3. Skouby, Riva Basket9.0 
 4. Trahan, Fribourg9.0 
 5. Herman, Riva B.9.0 
 6. Griffith, Pully8.0 
 7. Villarroel, Sierre6.0 
 8. Mentha, Pully6.0 
 9. Clement, Sierre6.0 
 10. Jakab, Riva Basket6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Sakellie DANIELS
  Nyon
  (170-G-84)
  Avg: 8
 1. Daniels, Nyon8.0 
 2. Teilane, Nyon5.0 
 3. Diouf, Pully5.0 
 4. Villarroel, Sierre4.0 
 5. Woodberry, Fribo.4.0 
 6. Mayombo, Nyon4.0 
 7. Price, Pully4.0 
 8. Diop, Pully4.0 
 9. Muller, Fribourg3.0 
 10. Charlier, Nyon3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Sakellie DANIELS
  Nyon
  (170-G-84)
  Avg: 7
 1. Daniels, Nyon7.0 
 2. Diouf, Pully5.0 
 3. Lee, Helios4.0 
 4. Oricheta, Pully4.0 
 5. Quagli, Riva Basket4.0 
 6. Teplyashina, Sierre4.0 
 7. Gay, Sierre3.0 
 8. Mayombo, Nyon3.0 
 9. Muller, Fribourg3.0 
 10. Charlier, Nyon2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Anita TEILANE
  Nyon
  (196-C-85)
  Avg: 3
 1. Teilane, Nyon3.0 
 2. Moen, Sierre2.0 
 3. Rol, Sierre1.0 
 4. Oricheta, Pully1.0 
 5. Broggini, Riva Basket1.0 
 6. Skouby, Riva Basket1.0 
 7. Price, Pully1.0 
 8. Volpe, Sierre1.0 
 9. Lucente, Riva B.0.0 
 10. Jakab, Riva Basket0.0 


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  TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO - Women  


Defence Force defeats BCA - by Albert-Lee Young
Crystal George posted up a game high 20 points and 8 rebounds as Defence Force defeated Brain Chase Academy 68-52 in game 1 of the NBFTT Women Big- Four Semi Finals on Sunday night at the Jean Pierre Complex, Port of Spain.

Trailing 9-13 at the end of the first quarter, George led the Army charge and got valuable support from Ronda John-Davis with 19 points and Alicia Liverpool who tallied a double-double, 13 points & 11 rebounds.

By the end of the first half the scores were levelled 30-30 and from the third period the lady soldiers pulled away from their spirited opponents to finish the period with a 49-36 advantage.

Despite a solid performance of 13 points from teenage point guard Nyota Saldena Brian Chase Academy still went under 68-52. Jamie Jack also had 13 points while Allison Young contributed 8 points and 8 rebounds for the Academy team.



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  TURKEY - Women  


Standings - TBBL
TBBL Standings
 1. Fenerbahce 19-0 
 2. Mersin 17-2 
 3. Galatasaray 15-4 
 4. TED Kayseri 10-9 
 5. Botas 10-9 
 6. Tarsus Bld 10-9 
 7. Besiktas 9-10 
 8. Ceyhan Bld 8-11 
 9. Istanbul Univ. 7-12 
 10. Samsun 6-13 
 11. Cankaya 3-16 
 12. Kocaeli 0-19 


TEKNOSA Women Turkish Cup 2010 - by Baha Kurtulus
TEKNOSA Women Turkish Cup Eight-Finals will be held in Banvit Kara Ali Acar Sport Hall-Bandirma on 26th-28th March 2010.

Eight-Finals pairings, 26th April 2010

14:00 Mersin BSH Bld - Samsun Basketbol
16:15 Besiktas CT Istanbul Universitesi SK - Pankup Ted Kayseri Kolejspor
18:30 Istanbul Universitesi SK - Fenerbahce Istanbul
20:45 Ceyhan Belediyespor - Galatasaray Istanbul

Semi Finals, 27th April 2010
Final, 28th April 2010



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  UKRAINE - Women  


Standings (Women)
UPBL Standings
 1. Dynamo-NPU 24-2 
 2. Dnipro 23-2 
 3. Kozachka 18-8 
 4. Donbas 15-9 
 5. Luganski Last. 12-13 
 6. Yuzhna Palmira 8-18 
 7. BC Frankivsk 5-20 
 8. Politeh Basket 5-20 
 9. Orlan Simfer. 4-22 


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  UNITED KINGDOM - Women  


CUMBERNAULD IS ROCKING AND ROLLING TO NEW WOMEN'S TEAM - by Sandy Sutherland
A new force has arrived in Scottish women's
basketball this season, the Glasgow Rocks,
and already they have tasted success, rolling
through the Scottish League season with an
unbeaten record to capture the title at their
first attempt.
Based on the St Maurice's High School team at
Cumbernauld, who have continued to field a
second and completely separate team called
the St Maurice's Rocks, the new outfit have
attracted one of Scotland's most experienced
and ambitious coaches in Shirley Birch, a former Scottish Women's National team coach who
parted company from St Mirren at the end of
last season.
Birch's move attracted a number of former St
Mirren players to follow her, including two
of Scotland's top national team players, Rona
Corkindale and Natalie Chaloner, who have
played a major part in their success.
They have certainly enjoyed an all-conquering
first season with the odds on a Scottish Cup
and League double when the Rocks meet holders
Edinburgh Kool Kats in the Scottish Cup Final
in Edinburgh on Saturday March 27.
Kats are the only team remotely to come near
challenging the Rocks in the league, their
best result being in their fourth and final
encounter when the margin was seven points.
Though the new team's connection with the
Glasgow Rocks professional BBL team is so far
only tenuous, the potential is clearly there
for the future with the Rocks, already
strongly supported by Glasgow City Council at
their Kelvin Hall base, likely to move into
the new National Indoor Sports Arena when it is
completed in 2011.
In the long term the new female Rocks would
also like to move in order to match their
ambition of playing in a British League and
possibly even in Europe.