EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 3/29/2010

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  ABA   


Admirals fall to Beijing in first game of Chinese tournee - by Gianni Pascucci
While the ABA Playoffs were under way, the Lake Michigan Admirals agreed to travel to China to play two games against the Beijing Aoshen Olympians to help raise money for the earthquake victims of 2008 where 80,000 people died. The Lake Michigan Admirals came out matching the Olympians basket for basket but the play of former LA Lakers Yue Sun (6'9''-G/F-85) could not be matched. The Admirals were down 66-55 at the half. The Admirals cut the lead to single digits with nine minutes to go and former LA Lakers Yue Sun scored 10 straight points to end the fourth quarter with 26 points for Beijing Aoshen Olympians. Final score was Beijing 123 Admirals 106 in front of a crowd of 3,000. For the Admirals Dominick Melton (6'6''-F, college: Wisc.-Parkside) had 25 points and Odgra Bobo (6'6''-F-85, college: Oakland CC) had 19 points. The other double digit performers in Lake Michigan were Shane Ross (6'7''-F, college: Toledo), 16, Antonio Griffin (6'6''-G/F-84, college: CSU Bakersfield), 15 and Gordon Chase (6'2''-F-86, college: Georgetown, KY), 11

SETX Mavericks even up ABA Finals with a clear win over Kentucky Bisons - by Gianni Pascucci
The ABA Championship Finals moved from Owensboro, KY to Port Arthur, TX and the Parker Multipurpose Center on the campus of Lamar State College for game two of the three game series, and yesterday night the Southeast Texas Mavericks defeated the Bisons 104-83. Game 2 started out fast and furious just like Game 1, with the Bisons scoring the first five points of the game. From that point on, the night belonged to the Mavericks. Midway through the first period, the Maves built an 11 point lead, but the Bisons cut the lead to four at the end of the first quarter. By halftime, the Mavs had built the lead to nine points, 49-40. The third quarter belonged to SETX and moved to a 23 point lead heading into the final quarter. The Bisons kept fighting, but could not cut into the Mavs lead as the Mavs controlled the tempo and went on to take Game 2. SETX was led by DeSean White (6'8''-F-86, college: Northwood Fl.), who scored 20 points off the bench. Jermaine Blackburn (6'7''-G/F-83, agency: Liman Sports, college: Boise St.) had 17 points and 6 rebounds, Josh Pace (6'6''-G-83, college: Syracuse) 14 points, 9 rebounds while Jon Rogers had a double/double with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Herman Favors (5'9''-G-84, college: Georgia St.) kicked in 11 points and 7 assists. The Bisons were led by LaMar Owen (6'5''-F-83, college: S.Illinois)'s 17 points and 8 rebounds, Kenny Jones (6'6''-F-84, college: Kentucky St.) added 16 points, 6 rebounds. Brandon Stockton (5'9''-G-84, college: Kentucky) chipped in 11 points respectively on 3 for 4 shooting from the three point line. The Southeast Texas Mavericks will host the ABA Championship Finals deciding Game 3 vs the Kentucky Bisons on Monday night at the Parker Multipurpose Center at Lamar State College in Port Arthur, TX. Tip-off is scheduled at 7:30 PM. The winner of Game 3 will be the 2010 ABA Champion.

ABA announces 2009-10 All-Rookie Team - by Gianni Pascucci
The American Basketball Association announced its 2009-2010 All-Rookie Team. 'The talent in the ABA is remarkably deep,' stated ABA VP of Market Development Dick Packer. 'One of the goals of the ABA is to provide an opportunity for young players to play competitive professional basketball and to hone their skills so that they can advance to international teams and even the NBA. This crop of rookies shows the depth of talent in the US, absolutely fabulous young men on and off the court - and well worthy of looks from scouts everywhere. Great players all.' See here down the All-Rookie 2009-10 Selection:

Victor Reynolds, 6'9 forward/center, San Francisco Rumble
Keon Grant (6'3''-G, college: W.Texas A&M), Kentucky Bisons
Bobby Perry (6'9''-F-85, college: Kentucky), KY Bluegrass Stallions
Kenny Dawkins (5'9''-G-87, college: Lamar), SETX Mavericks
Ahmad Mosby (6'1''-G-87), Jersey Express
Brian Spielman (6'9''-F/C-83, college: Chapman), Seattle Mountaineers
Robert Taylor (6'5''-F-75, college: Texas Arlington), North Texas Fresh
Chris Reaves (6'3''-G-84, college: Chaminade), Los Angeles SLAM
Royce Parran (5'9''-G-85, college: Chicago St.), Chicago Steam
Larry Logan (6'6''-F-85, college: Centenary), Lake Michigan Admirals


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  ALGERIA   


GSP x WAB 73-48 - by Carlos Pereira
GSP beat WAB at home by 72-48 and is leader alone.

RESULTS
group A for thetitle:
CSM Constantine NB Staouli 72-58
GS Ptroliers WA Boufarik 73-48
ASPTT Alger CRB Dar-El- Beida 83-85
TBB Blida NA Hussein-Dey 96-89

STANDING : all 10 games
Pts
1. GS Ptroliers 19
2. WA Boufarik 18
3. CRB Dar-El-Beida 17
4. NB Staouli 15
5. ASPTT Alger 14
6. CSM Constantine 13
-. TBB Blida 13
8. NA Hussein-Dey 11

Group B
to the first division :
O Batna CRM Birkhadem 79-69
CRB Tmouchent AB Skikda 62-56
WB An-Benian USMM Hadjout 68-71
Exempt : COBB Oran

Pts G
1. O Batna 17 9
2. CRM Birkhadem 15 9
3. USMM Hadjout 14 9
4. AB Skikda 12 8
-. CRB Tmouchent 12 9
6. COBB Oran 10 8
7. WB An-Benian 9 8


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  AUSTRIA   


Standings - A Bundesliga
A Standings
Group A
 1. Furstenfeld 25-4 
 2. Gmunden 21-7 
 3. Klosterneub. 21-7 
 4. Wels 21-8 
 5. Arkadia 15-14 
 6. Kapfenberg 15-14 
Group B
 1. St.Polten 16-13 
 2. Oberwart 15-14 
 3. Gussing 10-19 
 4. Vienna 7-22 
 5. Worthersee 4-25 
 6. UBSC Graz 3-26 


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Kevin HOUSTON
  Arkadia
  (193-G/F-76)
  Avg: 21.9
 1. Houston, Arkadia21.9 
 2. Mayes, Gmunden20.8 
 3. Francois, Gussing19.0 
 4. Penigar, Furstenf.18.8 
 5. Mahalbasic, Worth.18.7 
 6. Paez, Oberwart18.6 
 7. Roderick, Arkadia18.4 
 8. Nelson, Kapfenberg17.7 
 9. Nagler, Klostern.17.2 
 10. Dilys, Arkadia16.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jason JOHNSON
  Oberwart
  (202-F/C-77)
  Avg: 9
 1. Johnson, Oberwart9.0 
 2. Mahalbasic, Worth.8.6 
 3. Houston, Arkadia8.2 
 4. Penigar, Furstenf.7.8 
 5. Conley, Wels7.8 
 6. McCandies, Worth.7.8 
 7. Forrestal, UBSC G.7.6 
 8. Heard, Gussing7.4 
 9. Moric, Klostern.6.8 
 10. Oppland, Gmunden6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Ian BOYLAN
  Gmunden
  (197-G/F-83)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Boylan, Gmunden5.3 
 2. Schreiner, St.Po.5.0 
 3. Danek, Arkadia4.9 
 4. Lanegger, UBSC G.4.4 
 5. Woschank, Kapfe.4.4 
 6. Zeleznik, UBSC G.4.1 
 7. Creddle, Klostern.3.9 
 8. O''Neal, Vienna3.7 
 9. Richards, Gussing3.7 
 10. Conley, Wels3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Thomas SCHREINER
  St.Polten
  (195-G-87)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Schreiner, St.Po.2.1 
 2. Payton, Vienna2.0 
 3. O''Neal, Vienna2.0 
 4. Roderick, Arkadia2.0 
 5. Boylan, Gmunden1.9 
 6. Penigar, Furstenf.1.8 
 7. Zeleznik, UBSC G.1.8 
 8. Richards, Gussing1.6 
 9. Jandl, St.Polten1.6 
 10. Anderson, Vienna1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Shelton COLWELL
  Furstenfeld
  (202-F-80)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Colwell, Furstenfeld1.4 
 2. Heard, Gussing1.2 
 3. Anderson, Vienna1.0 
 4. Mahalbasic, Worth.0.8 
 5. Youngblood, Furstenf.0.7 
 6. Francois, Gussing0.6 
 7. Bralovic, Arkadia0.6 
 8. Kohlmaier, St.Polten0.6 
 9. Levy, Oberwart0.6 
 10. Roderick, Arkadia0.6 


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  BELGIUM   


Stats Leaders - Division I
Points Per Game
 Timothy BLACK
  Antwerp
  (178-G-81)
  Avg: 17.7
 1. Black, Antwerp17.7 
 2. Greene, Aalstar17.2 
 3. Melson, Gent15.5 
 4. Wilson, Verviers-Pep.15.3 
 5. McNeal, M.Hainaut15.3 
 6. Green, Liege14.9 
 7. Banks, Liege14.9 
 8. Lojeski, Oostende14.8 
 9. Hilliard, Verviers.14.6 
 10. Torbert, M.Hainaut14.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Will THOMAS
  Liege
  (201-F-86)
  Avg: 9.1
 1. Thomas, Liege9.1 
 2. Randle, Gent8.0 
 3. Ebong, M.Hainaut7.9 
 4. Young, Leuven7.7 
 5. Merriex, Aalstar7.1 
 6. Brown, Antwerp7.1 
 7. Pelle, Oostende6.9 
 8. Hilliard, Verviers.6.9 
 9. Greene, Aalstar6.2 
 10. Tofi, Verviers-Pep.5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Stanley BURRELL
  Verviers-Pep.
  (190-G-84)
  Avg: 5
 1. Burrell, Verviers.5.0 
 2. Gill, Oostende5.0 
 3. Green, Liege4.0 
 4. Loubry, Gent4.0 
 5. Bosco, Gent3.9 
 6. Johnson, Charleroi3.8 
 7. Hamilton, Charleroi3.1 
 8. Tabu, Charleroi3.0 
 9. Black, Antwerp2.6 
 10. Bitee, Leuven2.6 
Steals Per Game
 Eddie GILL
  Oostende
  (183-G-78)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Gill, Oostende2.6 
 2. Stokes, Aalstar2.4 
 3. Hopkins, Antwerp2.4 
 4. Thomas, Liege2.2 
 5. Black, Antwerp2.1 
 6. Anderson, Leuven2.0 
 7. Wilson, Verviers-Pep.2.0 
 8. Greene, Aalstar2.0 
 9. Green, Liege2.0 
 10. Conlan, M.Hainaut1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Andre RIDDICK
  Charleroi
  (208-C-73)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Riddick, Charleroi1.3 
 2. Wilkinson, Charleroi1.1 
 3. Wilson, Verviers-Pep.1.0 
 4. Pelle, Oostende1.0 
 5. Barber, Aalstar0.8 
 6. Young, Leuven0.7 
 7. Randle, Gent0.7 
 8. Tofi, Verviers-Pep.0.6 
 9. McNeal, M.Hainaut0.6 
 10. Costner, M.Hainaut0.5 


D1 Round: 26 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
M.Hainaut - Liege 61-59
Dexia Mons-Hainaut grabbed thriller win against the top-ranked Liege handing them 7th loss of the season (16-7). Kelvin Torbert (193-G-83, college: Michigan St.) came up with 18 points and 5 rebounds, and Justin Cage (198-F-85, agency: Elfus-Siegel Management (ESM), college: Xavier) added 17 points in this victory. Will Thomas collected 18 pts and 9 boards for the visiting side. The hosts improved to 11-12 after this game.

Verviers-Pep. - Charleroi 88-77
Pepinster celebrated valuable home win against Charleroi joining them on the second place with 14-9 score. Darnell Wilson (198-F-85, agency: Court Side, college: Canisius) led the hosts with 19 points, Stanley Burrell (190-G-84) had 16 points and 5 assists, while John Tofi added 15 pts and 8 boards in this victory. Jonathan Tabu collected 17 points and 7 rebounds in loss.

Leuven - Oostende 94-58
Leuven destroyed Oostende getting 21 points from Stanley Pringle (185-G-87, college: Penn St.). Christopher Young (206-F/C-79, agency: Court Side, college: Michigan) followed him with 14 points and 5 rebounds. In the loosing squad, Caleb Green collected 19 points and 9 boards. Leuven 8-15, Oostende 13-11.

Gent - Aalstar 63-80
11-12 for Aalstar and 6-17 for the last ranked Gent after this meeting. Damon Huffman (185-G-85) shined for the winners with 18 points (6 of 8 from behind the arc). The hosts got 15 points from Dimitri Jorssen (212-C-79, college: Utah St.) and Domien Loubry (each).



Ethias League Coaches News - by Peter Buyse
Shortly after announcing the release of Memi Becirovic Base Oostende has signed Jean-Marc Jaumin as new head coach.
Oostende and JM Jauming quickly reached an agreement today and the former Belgian player of the year was appointed head-coach till the end of the running season.
JM joined Oostende as assistant coach in December of 2008.


Base Oostende and their head coach Memi Becirovic have parted ways effective immediately.
According to the Oostende press release Coach Becirovic wants to concentrate on his job as head-coach of the Slovenian national team during their preparation for the upcoming world championships in Turkey from Aug 28 till Sept 12.for next season.

Leuven Bears also issued a press release today, saying that despite reports in the French speaking press they have not signed Jurgen Vanmeerbeeck nor any other coaches linked to the team

The team also mentions that they are going to give an update to the coaches situation on Thursday.


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  BRAZIL   


Streetball invades Rio de Janerio - by Mel Devonne
It was full day of Basketball, hiphop, skateboarding, and more in the Madureria section of Rio de Janerio
on Saturday March 27,2010.
CUFA, which stands for Cultural Unity of Favelos held a great event under the bridge in the busy business disrtict
of Madureria.
It was a tournment for men 18+ with the top 4 teams moving on to the finals in Sao Paulo, Brasil later this year.
Executive director Tiago Aguiar stated that this event included mostly men from the Favelos of Rio. Its ws well attened
with loud hiphop playing and good tough street basketball. for information contact www.cufa.org.br


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  BULGARIA   


Standings A1
NBL Standings
 1. Levski 17-3 
 2. Lukoil A. 17-3 
 3. Balkan 10-10 
 4. Yambol 9-11 
 5. Cherno More 8-12 
 6. Rila Sport 8-12 
 7. Spartak P. 6-14 
 8. Chernomorets 5-15 


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Aaron HARPER
  Levski
  (199-G/F-81)
  Avg: 23.5
 1. Harper, Levski23.5 
 2. Cole, Levski20.1 
 3. Bozov, Balkan18.5 
 4. Durchev, Chernomo.18.5 
 5. Gruev, Rilski Sport17.6 
 6. Dimitrov, Cherno M.17.5 
 7. Brown, Chernomo.16.6 
 8. Dimitrov, Spart.16.2 
 9. Lilov, Balkan15.8 
 10. Angelov, Yambol15.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Pero ANTIC
  Lukoil A.
  (210-F-82)
  Avg: 10.1
 1. Antic, Lukoil A.10.1 
 2. Brown, Chernomo.8.7 
 3. Brown, Lukoil A.8.0 
 4. Peterson, Rilski S.7.8 
 5. Burgess, Rilski Sport7.6 
 6. Radev, Balkan7.6 
 7. Dimitrov, Cherno M.7.5 
 8. Kennerly, Spart.7.4 
 9. Morton, Chernomo.6.7 
 10. Dimitrov, Spart.6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Walker RUSSELL
  Quebradillas
  (183-G-82)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Russell, Lukoil A.5.5 
 2. Jones, Rilski Sport5.4 
 3. Gruev, Rilski Sport5.4 
 4. Aleksiev, Chernomo.5.0 
 5. Mirakovski, Cherno M.4.6 
 6. Webb, Cherno More4.1 
 7. Frasor, Levski3.9 
 8. Radionov, Yambol3.7 
 9. Velikov, Levski3.5 
 10. Deane, Lukoil A.3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Julian RADIONOV
  Yambol
  (188-G-79)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Radionov, Yambol2.7 
 2. Lilov, Balkan2.1 
 3. Wells, Lukoil A.2.1 
 4. Russell, Lukoil A.2.1 
 5. Deane, Lukoil A.2.0 
 6. Dimitrov, Cherno M.2.0 
 7. Harper, Levski1.9 
 8. Zhelev, Cherno M.1.9 
 9. Angelov, Yambol1.8 
 10. Dimitrov, Spart.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Ernest BROWN
  Beijing
  (213-C-79)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Brown, Lukoil A.1.5 
 2. Brown, Chernomo.1.4 
 3. Gocevski, Yambol0.9 
 4. Earl, Yambol0.9 
 5. Ware, Cherno More0.8 
 6. Cole, Levski0.8 
 7. Peterson, Rilski S.0.8 
 8. Radev, Balkan0.8 
 9. Veselovs, Cherno M.0.7 
 10. Doychinov, Cherno M.0.6 


NBL Round: 20 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Levski - Yambol 103-94
Levski closed Round 20 with expected home win against Yambol. Donald Cole (204-C-81, agency: Edge Sports, college: Sam Houston St.) exploded in victory with 34 points and 7 rebounds, while Aaron Harper (199-G/F-81, agency: Strategic Sports, college: Mississippi) added 26 points, 5 boards and 6 assists. In the loosing squad, Stanislav Govedarov scored 20 pts. Levski 17-3, Yambol 9-11.

Balkan - Lukoil A. 63-81
17-3 for Lukoil Akademik and 10-10 for Balkan after this game. Willie Deane (186-G-80, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: Purdue) led the reigning champion with 18 points and 6 rebounds. Martin Marinov (191-G-85) replied with 21 points in loss.

Cherno More - Spartak P. 81-68
8th victory of the season for Cherno More, who got 22 points and 10 rebounds from Gary Ware (206-F/C-83, college: Purdue). Aleksandar Yanev (203-F-90) followed him with 13 points and 7 boards. On the other side, visitors got 12 pts and 6 rebounds from Todor Todorov. Cherno More 8-12, Spartak 6-14.

Rilski Sport - Chernomorets 87-72
Rilski Sportist managed to come out of the shock after the big loss against Levski and defeated Chernomorets 87-72 at home. The hosts had some difficulties but after the middle of the second quarter run away for good. In the second half the visitors cut the deficit to 4 points, but then Rilski took a double digit lead and held on for the win. With little to go in the game the margin went up to 19 points, but Chernomorets cut it to 15 at the buzzer. Bogdan Boev (196-G-82) had very good game for the winners, missing only 2 three-pointers from 8 attempts, and finished with 29 points. Simeon Naydenov (201-F/G-81, agency: Interperformances, college: Louisville) had 22 points and Travis Peterson added a double double - 15 points and 11 rebounds. For the visitors Dwayne Morton had 19 points and 11 rebounds and Martin Horozov and Asen Saraliyski scored 11 points apiece. *by Valentin Anguelov


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  CHINA   


CBA Round: 3 (Quarter-Finals) - by Eurobasket News
Bayi - Guandong 83-103
Guandong won the seris 3-0 over Bayi as they won the third game 103:83. Harrison David (213-C-82, college: Colorado) stepped up with 21 points for the winners while Wang ShiPeng and Du Feng netted 14 apiece. Zhang Bo and Wang ZhiZhi replied with 18 points each in the losing effort.

Fujian - Xinjiang 78-110
Xinjiang produced 110:78 in Game 3 over Fujian to sweep the series. Gaines Charles (201-F-81, agency: Gross Zeev ISA, college: S.Mississippi) erupted with 36 points and 13 rebounds, while Allen Myron had 18. Williams Sean delivered 24 points and 10 rebounds in defeat.

Liaoning - Shanghai 73-89
Liaoning lost to Shanghai 73:89 as it became the only series alive at the Quarter-Finals. Lucas John (180-G-82, college: Oklahoma St.) top-scored for the winners with 30 points, while Abbaas Zaid added 18. Powell Carlos produced 19 points for Liaoning.

Jiangsu - Zhejiang G.L. 100-104
Zhejiang G.L. won over Jiangsu 104:100 to sweep the Quarter-Finals in China. Ramos Peter John (222-C-85) collected 33 points and 21 rebounds, while Lin Chih-Chieh and White Rodney scored 18 apiece. Crawford Joe notched 22 in defeat and Tang, ZhengDong scored 21.



Stats Leaders - CBA
Points Per Game
 Andre EMMETT
  Shandong
  (196-G/F-82)
  Avg: 32
 1. Emmett, Shandong32.0 
 2. Gaines, Xinjiang31.0 
 3. Pickett, Shaanxi29.8 
 4. Edwards, Shaanxi29.3 
 5. Rodgers, Jilin28.5 
 6. Lucas, Shanghai27.6 
 7. White, Zhejiang.27.5 
 8. Brown, Zhejiang C.26.1 
 9. Mays, Beijing26.0 
 10. Wang, Bayi25.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 DeAngelo COLLINS
  Ponce
  (206-F-82)
  Avg: 15.4
 1. Collins, Jilin15.4 
 2. Ramos, Zhejiang.13.3 
 3. Mays, Beijing13.2 
 4. Oyedeji, Liaoning12.2 
 5. Harvey, Jiangsu12.0 
 6. Swift, Shandong11.8 
 7. Brown, Beijing11.6 
 8. Okosa, Qingdao DS11.4 
 9. Williams, Zhejiang C.11.2 
 10. Williams, Fujian11.1 
Assists Per Game
 Stephon MARBURY
  Shanxi Zh.
  (187-G-77)
  Avg: 9.5
 1. Marbury, Shanxi Z.9.5 
 2. Lu, Fujian7.2 
 3. Parker, Guandong6.0 
 4. Hu, Jiangsu5.1 
 5. Fahed, TianJin R.4.9 
 6. Liu, Shanghai4.8 
 7. Lucas, Shanghai4.7 
 8. Allen, Xinjiang4.6 
 9. Kelley, DongGuan4.4 
 10. Mengke, Xinjiang4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Chris WILLIAMS
  Qingdao DS
  (199-F/G-80)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Williams, Qingd.3.8 
 2. Hu, Jiangsu3.7 
 3. Parker, Guandong3.0 
 4. Marbury, Shanxi Z.2.6 
 5. Pickett, Shaanxi2.6 
 6. Allen, Xinjiang2.4 
 7. Emmett, Shandong2.4 
 8. Lu, Fujian2.3 
 9. Okosa, Qingdao DS2.3 
 10. Wang, Bayi2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Sean WILLIAMS
  Fujian
  (208-F-86)
  Avg: 4.2
 1. Williams, Fujian4.2 
 2. Lamizana, TianJ.3.8 
 3. Swift, Shandong3.1 
 4. Collins, Jilin2.8 
 5. Steyn, Qingdao DS2.2 
 6. Xu, Bayi2.2 
 7. Wang, Bayi2.1 
 8. Simmons, DongGuan1.8 
 9. McCoy, Fujian1.8 
 10. Watkins, Jiangsu1.8 


Guangdong, Xinjiang, Zhejiang Lions Sweep Series, Shanghai Leads 2-1 - by Arthur Volbert
Guangdong, Xinjiang and the Zhejiang Lions swept their first-round series while Shanghai took a 2-1 lead over Liaoning.

Guangdong crushed Bayi 103-83. David Harrison had 21 points and 6 rebounds. Wang Shipeng and Du Feng each scored 14. Wang Zheng had 12. Smush Parker had 11 points and 11 rebounds. Zhou Peng scored 10 while Zhu Fangyu had 9 points and 8 rebounds. Wang Zhizhi and Zhang Bo each scored 18 for Bayi. Delehei had 15 points and 7 rebounds. Yao Kaifu scored 12. Xu Zhonghao had 8 points, 5 rebounds and 3 blocks. But once-mighty Bayi was no match for Guangdong and Wang Zhizhi was outplayed by Guangdong's centers, David Harrison and Wang Zheng.

Xinjiang blew out Fujian 110-78. Charles Gaines had 36 points and 13 rebounds. Myron Allen had 18 points and 5 assists and is returning to last year's form in the playoffs. Xu Guozhong scored 16. Mengke Bateer had 15 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Xirelijiang (Co Tal) scored 13. Sean Williams led Fujian with 24 points and 10 rebounds. Chris Porter had 21 points and 6 rebounds. But the only native player in double figures for Fujian was Li Tao with 10 points.

Ramos Peter John (222-C-85) had 33 points and 21 rebounds as the Zhejiang Lions edged Jiangsu 104-100. Rodney White had 18 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Lin Chih-Chieh scored 18. Wang Bo had 15 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 4 steals. Jin Lipeng scored 10. Joe Crawford had 22 points and 7 rebounds for Jiangsu. Tang Zhengdong had 21 points and 5 rebounds. Yi Li had 19 points and 6 rebounds. Donnell Harvey had 10 rebounds but was held to 4 points on 2 of 6 shooting.

John Lucas had 30 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists as Shanghai trounced Liaoning 89-73. Shanghai jumped off to a 26-10 first-quarter lead. Shanghai won on the road and next two games are scheduled at Shanghai. Zaid Abbaas had 18 points and 8 rebounds. Liu Wei had 13 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Garret Siler had 13 points and 15 rebounds before fouling out in 22 minutes. Carlos Powell had 19 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists for Liaoning. Olumide Oyedeji had 17 points and 7 rebounds. Yang Ming scored 14. Zhang Qingpeng had 10 and missed all 8 of his three-point attempts. Li Xiaoxu and Han Dejun, Liaoning's two promising young big men, had awful games. Li grabbed 12 rebounds but was held to 5 points on 2 of 10 shooting. Han grabbed 4 rebounds but was scoreless in 13 minutes.



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


Stats Leaders - A1
Points Per Game
 Toni BIZACA
  Trogir
  (202-F-82)
  Avg: 24.8
 1. Bizaca, Trogir24.8 
 2. Vragovic, Dubrava19.8 
 3. Spahija, Svjetlost18.5 
 4. Mrva, Borik16.5 
 5. Filipovic, Sibenik16.3 
 6. Bilan, Sibenik16.0 
 7. Krolo, Darda15.5 
 8. Sakic, Dubrava15.1 
 9. Cosic, Svjetlost14.7 
 10. Kruslin, Dubrovnik14.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Miro BILAN
  Sibenik
  (212-F-89)
  Avg: 10.4
 1. Bilan, Sibenik10.4 
 2. Spahija, Svjetlost10.1 
 3. Bizaca, Trogir7.5 
 4. Vukicevic, Svjetlost7.2 
 5. Rahimic, Sibenik7.0 
 6. Sakic, Dubrava7.0 
 7. Krolo, Darda6.9 
 8. Maric, Dubrava6.8 
 9. Macura, KK Split6.8 
 10. Krapic, Zabok6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Luka PETKOVIC
  Siroki Eronet
  (190-G-88)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Petkovic, Sibenik6.1 
 2. Tomeljak, Zabok4.2 
 3. Sumic, KK Split4.0 
 4. Cosic, Svjetlost3.9 
 5. Norac, Svjetlost3.6 
 6. Camagajevac, Darda3.6 
 7. Blajic, Trogir3.4 
 8. Bubalo, Sibenik3.2 
 9. Radic, Dubrovnik3.1 
 10. Bosnjak, Dubrava3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Vinko BOSNJAK
  Dubrava
  (186-G-80)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Bosnjak, Dubrava2.4 
 2. Norac, Svjetlost2.4 
 3. Petkovic, Sibenik2.3 
 4. Sumic, KK Split2.3 
 5. Tomeljak, Zabok1.9 
 6. Cosic, Svjetlost1.8 
 7. Blajic, Trogir1.8 
 8. Bizaca, Trogir1.7 
 9. Kruslin, Dubrovnik1.7 
 10. Kragic, Kastela1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Jere MACURA
  KK Split
  (205-F-80)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Macura, KK Split1.7 
 2. Bilan, Sibenik1.1 
 3. Sobin, KK Split1.1 
 4. Vladovic, Sibenik1.0 
 5. Bizaca, Trogir0.8 
 6. Krolo, Darda0.7 
 7. Kamaldin, Darda0.7 
 8. Spahija, Svjetlost0.6 
 9. Culjak, Dubrava0.6 
 10. Ridl, Darda0.6 


A1 Round: 2 (Second Stage) - by Eurobasket News
KK Zagreb CO - Trogir 92-86
Zagreb celebrated 92-86 win against Trogir to close Round 2 of the second stage. Pankracije Barac (196-G-81, agency: Agency No 10) stepped up for the hosts with 19 points and 5 assists, Vladimir Krstic (185-G-72, agency: Court Side) had 17 points and 7 assists, while Luka Zoric added 14 pts and 10 rebs in this win. Visitors got 25 points from Luka Drezga. Zagreb 1-0, Trogir 0-2.

Zabok - Cibona 66-84
Cibona jumped to 2-0 after nice road win against Zabok. The reigning champion got 30 points from Jamont Gordon (193-G/F-87, college: Mississippi St.) in this game. Samo Udrih (195-G-79) followed with 17 pts. In the loosing squad (0-2), Veljko Budumir collected 22 points and 5 rebounds.

Cedevita - Darda 100-62
1-0 for Cedevita and 0-2 for Darda after this meeting. Andrija Zizic (207-C-80, agency: FCM) dominated in the paint with 20 points and 7 rebounds. Damjan Rudez (206-F-86) and Ivan Opacak followed with 16 and 13 points respectively. Darda got 15 points and 8 boards from Gamma Kamaldin.

Svjetlost - Zadar 77-81
Zadar had to work very hard for their second straight win in the second stage. At the same time, this is first defeat for Svjetlost. Rok Stipcevic (188-G-86) and Hrvoje Peric (203-F-85) drained 19 points each for the winners. Stipcevic had 5 assists and Peric pulled down 7 rebounds beside that. Fran Pilepic answered with 18 points and 5 rebounds in defeat.

Play-Out
KK Split - Dubrovnik 84-77
Zoran Vrkic (200-G-87) top-scored for the winners with 21 points. Jere Macura (205-F-80, college: Notre Dame) was close to double-double as he had 17 points and 9 rebounds, while Josip Sobin and Toni Katic helped Split with 16 and 15 points respectively. Filip Kruslin delivered 16 points in defeat.

Kastela - Dubrava 67-79
Dubrava had Karlo Vragovic (192-G-89) in a game mood with 28 points. Zeljko Sakic (202-F-88) secured a great help with 22 points and 8 rebounds. In the loosing squad, Stipe Rezic had 22 points and 5 boards.

Sibenik - Borik 74-82
Valuable road win for Borik, whose leading player was Ante Devic (193-G-86) with 23 points and 7 rebounds. Ive Ivanov (201-C-85) and Mate Mrva delivered 17 points each for the winners. Sibenik got monster double-double from Nikola Gaurina: 20 points and 18 rebounds.



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Madisons APOEL-Intercollege Etha first act tonight! - by Michael Aristidou
First game in the semi final row between Madisons Apoel Nicosia and InterCollege Etha Engomis will held on tonight at 19:00 at Leukotheo stadium. Both teams prepared well for tonights game with home team Madisons Apoel Nicosia to have no players problems after the return of Lewis Sims (203-F/C-73, agency: Strategic Sports, college: New Orleans) to the team. The american forward was temporary out of the team because of financial matters. On the other hand InterCollege Etha Engomis wants to enjoy the games after having a succesfull seazon so far. The team took the third place in regular seazon and manage to reach to the semi-finals for the cup where they lost from Keravnos Strovolou.

Second Division: Great victory for Paralimni - by Chris Mammides
In a do or die game, the home team of Enosis Neon Paralimni succeeded a great victory over the visiting site of APOP Paphou. A victory which equals to the most wanted promotion in the First Division, as the team of Head Coach Antonis Artimatas covered the defeat of the first round (nine points) as they beat APOP Paphou with ten and with final score being 83-73.
The game was a derby from the very begging with the Paphos team mostly with the veteran American Cypriot Kevin Florent (192-F-64, college: Southern) and with the Serbian Matecic surprised the home team and took the advantage of five points by the end of the first quarter. The home team was devastated as this game was the A to Z for the home team and in order to have the minimum chances to be promoted, they needed at least the win, not to mention the deficit. Never the less, in the second quarter, the home team got in the court with more passion and with the virtuoso guard Iezekel Papadopoulos (194-G/F-83) over scored the visiting site of Coach Michael Jones with a 22-14 to get a leading score of 40-37 by the end of the quarter. Everybody was expecting the reaction of the permanent second team of the B Division, (APOP Paphou ended in the second spot the last three years) but it was obvious that Florent couldnt help more his team while some of the top performer players of the Pafos team such us Giannis Ioannides (182-G-84), Kostas Karapittis (194-G-84) and Christis Alexandrou (196-F-79) were in a bad day and couldnt give their best to the team. The third quarter was a continuous monologue for the visiting site and a show from Iezekel Papadopoulos and Nikos Thoma (183-G-83) while from a close distance was Giorgos Georgiou (195-F-80) and Charis Fantousis (184-G-78), Enosis Neon Paralimni took many points from its peripherals and the score went up to 16 points to finish the third quarter with 65-52 for the home team and the spirit changed totally as the players of Anotnis Artymatas (ex player of the team) believed that they can do it. And they did it! As upon the fourth and most crucial quarter, they had the passion to overcome Matesic s last tries for cutting the gap to the 8 points in order to escape from Enosis Neon Paralimni at least with the deficit, and they lsot with 10 giving the chance to Enosis Neon Paralimni to come in the great division after nearly seven years. MVP and Top performer of the team was the ex player of Keravnos and Komotini, Iezekel Papadopoulos with 21 points and 7 rebounds, followed by the very good Nikos Thoma who scored 18 and Giorgos Georgiou who had 13. From the losing site of Mike Michael Jones team, top scorers were Matesic and Florent with 17 points each but were not enough to help their team to win the game. In the game of the first round, the team of APOP Paphou won with 70-61. The quarters of the game were: 18-23, 40-37, 65-52, and the final 83-73. The roster and the scorers of the two teams were as follows:

Enosis Neon Paralimni: Iezekel Papadopoulos 21, Giorgos Pittakas 5, Giorgos Georgiou 13, Nikos Thoma 18, Charis Fantousis 11 (3), Leonidas Mouzourides (197-F-79) 6, Vasilis Sellas (182-G-80) 7 (1), Giorgos Martianis (196-F-82) 2, Giorgos Gourounias (185-G-88).

APOP Paphou: Antonis Antoniou (192-G/F-80) 11, Matesic 17 (1), Christis Alexandrou 8, Kevin Florent 17 (1), Giannis Ioannides 4 (1), Kostas Karapittis 11 (3), Andreas Savva (197-F-85) 5, Athos Demetriou (202-F-89)



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NBL Round: 39 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
BK Decin - BK Pardubice 77-78
BK Pardubice grabbed the victory over BK Decin as they rolled over them 88:87. Maurice Hampton (188-G-84, college: Austin Peay St.) paced all the winnners with 25 points and Arnold Marcus followed him with 15. Hatcher Wiliam responded with 17 points for the home side.

NH Ostrava - Novy Jicin 70-100
Novy Jicin enjoyed the road win over NH Ostrava 70:100 as Kenneth Walker (206-F/C-80, college: Alabama) led the way with 21 points and Muirhead Corey delivered 17. Hood Antoine answered with 18 points in the losing effort.

Podebrady - B&W Opava 85-106
Six players scored in double figures as B&W Opava outscored Podebrady 106:85 away from home. Marek Stec (193-G-80, college: Jacksonville JC) paced all the winners with 23 points and Novak Pavel collected 18 points and 12 rebounds. Thomas Kevin finished the night with 27 points in the losing case.

Basketbol Brno - Vysehrad 94-47
Basketbol Brno smashed Vysehrad 94:47 at the Regular Season Round 39. Peter Sedmak (203-C-85) stepped up with 24 points and Meno Boris collected 21 points and 10 boards. Lipold Ondrej netted 14 points for the visitors.

USK Praha - CEZ Nymburk 60-84
USK Praha lost to the league leaders CEZ Nymburk 60:84 as the latter got 20 points from Arthur Lee (185-G-77, agency: Avi Zilberman, college: Stanford). Ricci Philip netted 15 and Lewis Ron scored 13. Ford Tremaine and McKay Myles ended up with 18 points each in the losing effort.

BC Kolin - BK Prostejov 81-108
BC Kolin was beaten by BK Prostejov 81:108 on March 27th. Andrius Slezas (200-F-75) top-scored for the winners with 25 points and Hyzy Radoslaw posted 17. Platt Roderick finished the night with 22 points in defeat and Smith Terry had 21.



Stats Leaders - NBL
Points Per Game
 Myles MCKAY
  USK Praha
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 23.8
 1. McKay, USK P.23.8 
 2. Smith, BC Kolin17.1 
 3. Thomas, Podebrady16.6 
 4. Hatcher, BK Decin16.3 
 5. Mulligan, BK Decin15.8 
 6. Sarovic, Novy Jicin15.4 
 7. Meno, Basketbo.15.4 
 8. Stuchly, NH Ostrava15.1 
 9. Hampton, BK Pardu.15.0 
 10. Castleberry, Podeb.14.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Tremaine FORD
  USK Praha
  (207-F-86)
  Avg: 11.1
 1. Ford, USK Praha11.1 
 2. Castleberry, Podeb.9.2 
 3. Meno, Basketbo.9.0 
 4. Chan, BK Prostejov7.5 
 5. Landry, BK Prost.7.1 
 6. Houska, BK Decin7.0 
 7. Payne, NH Ostrava6.5 
 8. Arnold, BK Pardu.6.3 
 9. Machac, BC Kolin6.1 
 10. Klimes, USK Praha5.9 
Assists Per Game
 Brad JONES
  BC Kolin
  (186-G-85)
  Avg: 4.9
 1. Jones, BC Kolin4.9 
 2. Sanders, Novy Jicin4.7 
 3. Mitchell, NH Os.4.6 
 4. Lawrence, BK Prost.4.5 
 5. Carnecky, B&W O.4.3 
 6. Kotas, USK Praha4.1 
 7. Hatcher, BK Decin4.0 
 8. McKay, USK P.3.8 
 9. Vrubl, Basketbo.3.7 
 10. Wright, BK Pardu.3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Eugene LAWRENCE
  BK Prostejov
  (184-G-86)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Lawrence, BK Prost.2.4 
 2. Mitchell, NH Os.2.2 
 3. Kotas, USK Praha2.1 
 4. Wright, BK Pardu.2.1 
 5. Mulligan, BK Decin2.0 
 6. McKay, USK P.2.0 
 7. Meno, Basketbo.1.9 
 8. Sirina, B&W Opava1.9 
 9. Pandula, Novy Jicin1.8 
 10. Lenzly, CEZ N.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Ales CHAN
  BK Prostejov
  (214-C-80)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Chan, BK Prostejov1.7 
 2. Walker, Novy Jicin1.5 
 3. Ford, USK Praha1.5 
 4. Meno, Basketbo.1.3 
 5. Payne, NH Ostrava1.2 
 6. Houska, BK Decin1.0 
 7. Steffel, Novy Jicin1.0 
 8. Pelikan, Novy Jicin1.0 
 9. Castleberry, Podeb.1.0 
 10. Benda, CEZ Nymburk0.9 


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Saturday's games (5) review - by Eurobasket News
Bakersfield J. - Austin T. 92-111
The Austin Toros clinched their spot in the playoffs, after beating the Bakersfield Jam at the Austin Convention Center, 111-92. Bakersfield's defense provided them a 32-20 lead after the first quarter. Brian Butch had 10 defensive rebounds in the quarter, and helped limit the Toros scoring. Squeaky Johnson missed an open three at the buzzer. The Toros were able to shorten the lead to seven multiple times during the second quarter, but it was not enough to contain Jeremy Wise and Reece Gaines who both had 14 points in the first half. Edward Basden (6'5''-G/F-83, college: Charlotte) nailed a three with :27 left in the half before stealing the ball away from Trey Johnson. Basden then passed the ball down court to Marcus Williams who was able to dunk with :10 left, ending the quarter with a Jam lead 58-49. Austin went on a 15-6 run to begin the third quarter. Basden's 24' jumper tied the game at 64. During the run Austin held Bakersfield to only 1-7 from the field. Dwayne Jones put the Toros within three with 1:57 left in the quarter after a made free throw. Neither team scored in the remainder of the quarter, allowing the Jam to hold their lead, 76-73. The fourth quarter began with both teams going to the line, making four freebies a piece during the first two minutes. Williams gave the Toros the lead after a long jumper. Johnson extended the Toros lead after back-to-back three pointers. Jones riled up the crowd with a wide-open layup that extended Austin's lead, 98-85. Two key factors that helped the Toros in the game were fast-break points (30-6) and three-point shots (15-3). All five of the Toros starters scored in double figures: Curtis Jerrells (6'1''-G-87, college: Baylor) (26), Williams (23), Basden (19), Jones (14), and Michael Joiner (10). Jerrells had a season-high 14 assists and Jones added 14 rebounds. Johnson tied his season-high with 17 points off the bench. Jam's Butch earned a double-double with 22 points and 20 rebounds. Bakersfield's four other starters also scored in double figures: Gaines (17), Johnson (16), Wise (16), and Daniels (13). The Toros will host Bakersfield tomorrow for an afternoon game at the Austin Convention Center. Tip-off is set for 5:00 CST. *Courtesy of http://news8austin.com


Los Angeles D. - Rio Grande 117-120
Perhaps on another occasion, Rio Grande Valley coach Chris Finch would have ripped into his team for allowing an outmatched opponent sneak back into a contest in which it was in control. But Saturday wasn't that time. Instead, there was relief on the Vipers' side when Ryan Forehan-Kelly's 3-point attempt at the buzzer clanged off the rim, which allowed RGV to hang on to a 120-117 victory at State Farm Arena. Ernest Scott (6'7''-F-82, agency: Elfus-Siegel Management (ESM), college: Valdosta St.) poured in 25 points on 8 of 12 shooting (7 of 11 from the 3-point arc) to lead the Vipers. Antonio Anderson (6'6''-G-85, college: Memphis) had 19 points and 10 assists. Will Conroy had 24 points and Stanley Asumnu had 16. Tucker led Los Angeles with 26 points off the bench. James Wright added 24. *Courtesy of www.themonitor.com

Idaho S. - Utah F. 104-113
The Utah Flash beat the Idaho Stampede for the third straight time this week with a 113-104 victory Saturday night at the McKay Events Center. The Utah Flash started the game with hot shooting and jumped out to an early eleven-point lead midway through the first quarter. Idaho closed the gap behind Coby Karl (6'5''-G-83, agency: Arik Krayn Services, college: Boise St.) 's seven first quarter points but trailed by five at the end of the quarter with the score 30-25. Kevin Kruger led the way for the Flash scoring seven first quarter points. Full court pressure from Idaho led to an 11-2 run midway through the second quarter that cut the Utah lead to just one point. The Flash committed numerous turnovers but finished the quarter strong and extended the lead to 57-51 at halftime. Bennet Davis (6'9''-F-84, agency: KMG Sports Management, college: Northeastern) led the Flash with 15 first half points and Donell Taylor scored nine first half points for Idaho. The Utah Flash continued to hold a comfortable lead throughout the third period of play as both teams continued to exchange baskets. Orien Greene and Davis each had seventeen points at the end of the third quarter to lead the balanced Flash attack. Idaho was led by Karl's 17 points at the end of the third period. Idaho couldn't cut into the lead as the Flash executed down the stretch and came away with the 113- 104 victory. The Flash never let Idaho get closer then eight points in the fourth quarter. Idaho was led by Karl's 18 points and Joe Dabbert's 10 points and 13 rebounds. The Flash were led by Davis and Greene's 21 points a piece. Andre Ingram and Kevin Kruger added 18 points and 17 points respectively. *Courtesy of www.oursportscentral.com

Maine RC - Reno Bighorns 85-96
With their backs against the wall and hopes of a playoff berth threatened, the Reno Bighorns used a dominant fourth-quarter effort to collect a key 96-85 come-from-behind victory over the Maine Red Claws Saturday night in front of a raucous crowd in the Reno Events Center. The victory marked Reno's fourth straight, and put the Bighorns (25-22) in a virtual tie with the Tulsa 66ers for the eighth and final NBA D-League playoff spot. Tulsa plays Sunday, then the Bighorns and 66ers will meet on Monday in the Reno Events Center with significant playoff implications on the line. Maine (27-21) took a four-point lead into the break, and the Red Claws would grow the advantage to as many as 10 in the third quarter. But the Bighorns steadily carved into the Maine advantage, eventually taking the lead with 10:18 remaining in the ballgame. The Red Claws would regain the lead, 73-70, with just less than nine minutes to play, but the Bighorns would go on a 13-0 run to take a lead they would not relinquish, sealing the weekend sweep. Desmon Farmer (6'5''-G-81, college: USC) led all scorers with 22 points for Reno. Richard Frahm (6'5''-G-77, college: Gonzaga) and D.J. Strawberry each collected 12 points off the bench. Doug Thomas finished with 11 points and nine rebounds. Paul Davis and Maurice Ager shared the scoring lead for Maine with 17 points apiece. Kurt Looby kicked-in 10 points and 12 boards for the game's lone double-double. *Courtesy of www.oursportscentral.com

Springfield A. - Sioux Falls S. 104-113
The Sioux Falls Skyforce defeated the Springfield Armor 113-104 in the regular season home finale on Saturday night in front of a crowd of 5,305 at the Sioux Falls Arena. Sioux Falls finished the regular season 19-5 at home while Springfield fell to 0-24 on the road in their inaugural campaign. After leading by eight points after the first quarter, Sioux Falls pushed the lead to 58-40 at halftime. Alexander Johnson (6'10''-F-83, agency: Arik Krayn Services, college: Florida St.) nearly posted in double-double in the first half alone as he recorded 12 points and nine rebounds. Sioux Falls led by double-digits the entire second half until Springfield cut the deficit to eight points (110-102) with 30.9 seconds to go following a dunk by Noel Felix. Newly acquired guard Kirk Penney (6'5''-G-80, college: Wisconsin) helped the Skyforce maintain a comfortable lead as he scored 21 points in the second half behind 8-of-10 field goals. With the win the Skyforce inched closer to homecourt advantage in the first round of the 2010 NBA Development League Playoffs. Sioux Falls can lock up a No. 3 or 4 seed with one more win or a Dakota loss. Dakota plays at league-leading Iowa tomorrow at 4 p.m. CT. Penney scored a game-high 31 points in only his second game with the Skyforce including 12-of-17 shooting. Greg Steimsma had a solid game with 14 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks while Alexander Johnson (19 points, 13 rebounds) and David Bailey (17 points, 15 assists) both recorded double-doubles. Abdulai Jalloh led Springfield with a season-high 27 points, seven rebounds, and a season-high tying six steals. Felix and Marcus Campbell each posted a double-double with Felix scoring 19 points and grabbing 11 rebounds and Campbell scoring 20 points and snagging 10 rebounds. *Courtesy of www.oursportscentral.com


Standings
D-League Standings
Central Division
 1. Iowa E. 36-12 
 2. Sioux Falls S. 30-17 
 3. Dakota W. 27-20 
 4. Erie Bay H. 19-29 
 5. Ft.Wayne MA 18-28 
Southwest Division
 1. Rio Grande 33-13 
 2. Austin T. 30-16 
 3. Maine R.Claws 27-21 
 4. Tulsa 66ers 26-21 
 5. Albuquerque 18-30 
West Division
 1. Utah F. 26-21 
 2. Reno Bighorns 24-21 
 3. Idaho S. 22-25 
 4. Bakersfield J. 17-30 
 5. Los Angeles D. 14-31 
 6. Springfield A. 7-40 


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.23.4 
 6. Johnson, Sioux F.23.3 
 7. McLeod, Albuquer.22.3 
 8. Powell, Albuquerque22.2 
 9. Taylor, Idaho S.21.8 
 10. Gee, Austin T.21.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dwayne JONES
  Austin T.
  (211-C-83)
  Avg: 15.9
 1. Jones, Austin T.15.9 
 2. Dorsey, Rio Grande13.2 
 3. Butch, Bakersfi.12.0 
 4. Tolliver, Idaho S.11.4 
 5. Johnson, Sioux F.11.2 
 6. Harris, Rio Grande10.4 
 7. Barron, Iowa E.10.2 
 8. Kurz, Ft.Wayne MA10.1 
 9. Benson, Reno B.9.8 
 10. Reiner, Ft.Wayne.9.7 
Assists Per Game
 Curtis STINSON
  Iowa E.
  (187-G-83)
  Avg: 11
 1. Stinson, Iowa E.11.0 
 2. Conroy, Rio Grande9.8 
 3. Blalock, Reno B.7.4 
 4. Jackson, Erie B.7.4 
 5. Curry, Springfield A.7.1 
 6. Dickau, Ft.Wayne.7.1 
 7. Shakur, Tulsa 66ers7.1 
 8. Gaines, Idaho S.6.9 
 9. Barrett, Idaho S.6.7 
 10. Bailey, Sioux F.6.3 
Steals Per Game
 Orien GREENE
  Utah F.
  (193-G-82)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Greene, Utah F.2.7 
 2. Shakur, Tulsa 66ers2.3 
 3. Trepagnier, Iowa E.2.2 
 4. Stinson, Iowa E.2.1 
 5. Jackson, Erie B.2.1 
 6. Robinson, Los A.2.0 
 7. Robinson, Reno B.2.0 
 8. Robinson, Maine RC2.0 
 9. McLeod, Albuquer.1.9 
 10. Jeffers, Iowa E.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Gregory STIEMSMA
  Sioux Falls S.
  (211-C-85)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Stiemsma, Sioux F.3.6 
 2. Looby, Albuquerque3.3 
 3. Ajinca, Maine RC3.1 
 4. Simmons, Idaho S.2.9 
 5. Alleyne, Albuquerque2.2 
 6. Benson, Reno B.2.0 
 7. Jones, Austin T.1.8 
 8. Daniels, Bakersfi.1.6 
 9. Trybanski, Reno B.1.6 
 10. Davis, Maine RC1.6 


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  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC   


Santiago: Lennox McCoy Signs - by Ozell Wells
Santiago .- Lennox McCoy (188-G-77, agency: Prossin Sports Management, college: Cent.Oklahoma), a versatile player at the guard position with excellent credentials to operate in Santiago, for his great ball skills, posssing very good speed on the court and one of his greatest strength is that he knows hot to protect the ball at all times, has just signed to play in the Santiago playoffs!

MCCOY, is 6 feet 2 inches tall and from the University of Central Oklahoma has played in Mexico with the team Halcones Rojos de Veracruz playing in six games averaged 23 minutes, 13.5 points, 4.3 assists and 2.7 rebounds per game. Some of his personal achievements are, which played a part of the national team of his country in years, 2000, 2003, 2006, and 2007, the last year he played basketball in the middle of the season and then moved to a league of France with his team to the semifinals and in 2008 was in Venezuela where he also got his team to the semifinal.

LENNOX, has experience to Dominican basketball because he played in Basketball Romana Superior in 2008 and 2009 was part of one of the top teams there.

MCCOY, hails from Antigua Barbados and has played in a variety of leagues: Morelia (Mxico 2002); Correcaminos (Mxico 2002); Haifa/Nesher (Israel 2004-05); Olympique Antibes (Francia. 2006-07); Reading Railers (USA-PBL 2008); Centauros de Apure (Ven 2008); Caeros (Rep. Dominicana 2008 y 2009); La Guaira (Venezuela. 2009) Halcones Rojos de Veracruz de Veracruz de Veracruz (Mxico 2009-2010)
courtesy of ABASACA


Santiago: Sameji is best & GUG wins in overtime - by Ozell Wells
Sameji, in dramatic fashion, went to overtime to defeat CPN Pueblo Nuevo 87- 81, the the last 'round robin' leg of the Santiago Basket Tournament, while, Gregorio Urbano Gilbert finished firing Cupes de los Pepines, sending them to an 0 - 10 record by winning in in overtime 116-110.

Sameji, was trailing by as much as 13 in the last 10 minutes of play, but had an incredible reaction from the team to end up with the best record of the tournament at 8-2.

The troops led by Melvyn Lopez took Amaury Filion (206-C/F-81), Manny Quezada (188-G-85, college: USF) and Juan Coronado (196-G-84) their best offensive group with 27, 26 and 15 points respectively, led the comeback which led to victory in extra time. They were joined by Ronnie Fields (193-G-77, agency: Edge Sports), in his first game in Santiago who chipped in with 10 points and Danny Tavarez with 9.

In Pueblo Nuevo, which blew the victory that was in their hands, Lenox McCoy had 22 points in his 1st game in Santiago, Victor Liz (205-C-78) 19, Alexander Chambers 15 and Carlos Paniagua (201-F/C-76, college: Tenn Temple) 12.


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  ESTONIA   


EMKL Round: 1 (Quarter-Finals) - by Eurobasket News
Kalev/Cramo - Valga Welg 80-77
Kalev/Cramo earned a tough home win against Valga at the start of the quarterfinal series. Charron Fisher (193-G/F-85, college: Niagara) notched 25 points, 6 boards and 5 steals to lead the hosts. Josh-Emmanuel Akognon netted 14 points and issued 6 assists for the winners. Gediminas Navickas responded with 24 points, 5 boards and 4 assists in defeat.

TTU KK - Tallinna Kalev 88-99
Tallinna Kalev stole a road win over TTU KK at the start of the series. Travis Reed (203-C-79, agency: Court Side, college: Long Beach St.) was pivotal with 23 points and 11 caroms for Tallinna Kalev. Chadwick-Farrell Barnes contributed 18 points in the victory. Reimo Tamm accounted for 23 points and 7 rebounds for TTU KK.



Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Charron FISHER
  Kalev/Cramo
  (193-G/F-85)
  Avg: 23.8
 1. Fisher, Kalev/Cr.23.8 
 2. McGee, Kuremaa19.2 
 3. Kurg, Kuremaa17.9 
 4. Kriisa, Rakvere16.8 
 5. Reed, Tallinna Kalev16.7 
 6. Toome, TTU K.16.5 
 7. Covington, Tallin.16.2 
 8. Akognon, Kalev/Cr.15.5 
 9. Raap, Parnu15.2 
 10. Veideman, Rakvere15.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Brett MCGEE
  Kuremaa
  (198-G/F-84)
  Avg: 11
 1. McGee, Kuremaa11.0 
 2. Reed, Tallinna Kalev9.9 
 3. Ringmets, Parnu9.6 
 4. Toome, TTU K.8.7 
 5. Fisher, Kalev/Cr.8.4 
 6. Rinkevicius, Valga W.8.1 
 7. Erm, Parnu7.9 
 8. Tagamets, Valga W.7.7 
 9. Keerles, Kalev/Cr.7.3 
 10. Kriisa, Rakvere7.3 
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 Welg3.3 
 5. Saage, Rakvere3.0 
 6. Leppik, TU/Rock3.0 
 7. Tein, TU/Rock2.9 
 8. Toome, TTU K.2.7 
 9. Winston, Kuremaa2.6 
 10. Pokla, TTU K.2.5 
Steals Per Game
 Silver LEPPIK
  TU/Rock
  (185-G-83)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Leppik, TU/Rock2.2 
 2. Covington, Tallin.2.2 
 3. Fisher, Kalev/Cr.2.1 
 4. Veideman, Rakvere2.1 
 5. Raap, Parnu2.1 
 6. Saage, Rakvere2.0 
 7. Karner, Parnu2.0 
 8. Kurg, Kuremaa1.9 
 9. Toome, TTU K.1.7 
 10. Ringmets, Parnu1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Kennyetta JOHNSON
  Kalev/Cramo
  (210-C-78)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Johnson, Kalev/Cr.2.3 
 2. Rinkevicius, Valga W.2.0 
 3. Toome, TTU K.1.7 
 4. McGee, Kuremaa1.1 
 5. Hallik, Rakvere1.0 
 6. Talts, TU/Rock0.9 
 7. Morrison, TU/Rock0.9 
 8. Kitsing, TU/Rock0.8 
 9. Saks, TTU K.0.7 
 10. Ringmets, Parnu0.7 


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  FINLAND   


1.DIVISION: Lapua another finalist - by Rauno Hurmalainen
1.Division, semi-finals, Game 5: Korikobrat (Lapua) will join Tarmo (Porvoo) in Division 1. finals starting on April 1 in Porvoo. Lapua defeated today BC Nokia 74-68 (42-40).
Quarters: 22-25, 20-15, 17-21, 15-7. The wins were then 3-2 to Lapua advantage. 1. division leading scorer Kyle Swanston (201-F, college: JMU) led Lapua again with 27 pts. Rob Haynes (193-G-86, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management, college: Cal.St. Northridge) added 15 pts and Bryant Nash (198-F-81, college: Kansas) nine pts and 16 rbs. Lapua won the rebounds 43-33. Timo Riihela (193-G-80) and Henri Hirvikoski (190-G/F-86) combined 42 pts for BC Nokia.

Lapua - BC Nokia 74-68 (42-40) (Kyle Swanston 27, Rob Haynes 15, Bryant Nash 9/16 - Timo Riihela 24, Henri Hirvikoski 18, Jeremy McCulloch 14).



1st Division Round: 5 (Semi-Finals) - by Eurobasket News
Lapua - BC Nokia 74-68
Lapua joined Tarmo in the championship series. Kyle Swanston (201-F, college: JMU) scored 27 points and grabbed 8 rebounds to lead Lapua to the decisive third win in the semifinal series against BC Nokia. Rob Haynes (193-G-86, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management, college: Cal.St. Northridge) added 15 points in the victory. Timo Riihela responded with 24 points, 11 boards and 5 assists for BC Nokia.



Stats Leaders - Division I
Points Per Game
 Kyle SWANSTON
  Lapua
  (201-F-)
  Avg: 22.4
 1. Swanston, Lapua22.4 
 2. Haynes, Lapua21.6 
 3. Coleman, LoKoKo21.0 
 4. Jallow, Uusimaa20.7 
 5. Leggett, Huima20.3 
 6. Conerly, Tarmo20.1 
 7. Riihela, BC Nokia19.7 
 8. Pichon, LoKoKo18.6 
 9. Sampay, Huima17.9 
 10. Hirvikoski, BC No.17.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Arsene TOWA
  Kerava ET
  (191-F-81)
  Avg: 13.5
 1. Towa, Kerava ET13.5 
 2. Coleman, LoKoKo13.5 
 3. Nash, Lapua12.7 
 4. Sampay, Huima12.5 
 5. Jallow, Uusimaa11.7 
 6. Leggett, Huima11.2 
 7. Douglas, Ura Basket10.9 
 8. Pichon, LoKoKo10.6 
 9. Hassinen, Wartti9.4 
 10. McCulloch, BC No.9.4 
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 Nokia3.3 
 5. Coleman, LoKoKo3.0 
 6. Pekkola, Namika II2.6 
 7. Ahila, Jyvaskyla2.6 
 8. Rokala, Ura Basket2.5 
 9. Juvonen, Uusimaa2.3 
 10. Little, Wartti2.3 
Steals Per Game
 Ville PEKKOLA
  Namika Lahti
  (192-G-89)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Pekkola, Namika II3.2 
 2. Nash, Lapua2.6 
 3. Conerly, Tarmo2.4 
 4. Rokala, Ura Basket2.3 
 5. Muhlbach, Tarmo2.3 
 6. King, Jyvaskyla2.1 
 7. Korhonen, Kerava ET2.0 
 8. Hanninen, Wartti1.9 
 9. Little, Wartti1.9 
 10. Still, Tarmo1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Erno JOHANSSON
  Namika II
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 0.9
 1. Johansson, Namika I.0.9 
 2. Muhlbach, Tarmo0.8 
 3. Raami, Honka0.7 
 4. Hassinen, Wartti0.7 
 5. Koskinen, Namika I.0.6 
 6. Ranta, Huima0.5 
 7. Little, Wartti0.5 
 8. Coleman, LoKoKo0.5 
 9. Streng, Namika II0.5 
 10. Kopio, Honka0.5 


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  FRANCE   


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


Stats Leaders - ProA
Points Per Game
 Derrick OBASOHAN
  Hyeres-Toulon
  (199-F-81)
  Avg: 20.4
 1. Obasohan, Hyeres-T.20.4 
 2. Spencer, Le Mans18.3 
 3. Roberson, Stras.17.9 
 4. Vassallo, Paris-.17.3 
 5. Banks, Orleans17.0 
 6. Chatfield, Rouen16.6 
 7. Gray, Chalon16.3 
 8. Greer, Nancy15.5 
 9. Schilb, Chalon15.3 
 10. Terrell, Hyeres-T.15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mouhamed SENE
  Hyeres-Toulon
  (213-C-86)
  Avg: 12.1
 1. Sene, Hyeres-Toulon12.1 
 2. Issa, Vichy11.2 
 3. Nsonwu, Roanne8.8 
 4. Greer, Nancy8.5 
 5. Falker, Cholet8.4 
 6. Edwards, Grave.8.0 
 7. Terrell, Hyeres-T.7.4 
 8. Akpomedah, Grave.7.0 
 9. Krupalija, Dijon6.7 
 10. Jones, Le Havre6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Kareem REID
  Vichy
  (178-G-75)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Reid, Vichy7.5 
 2. Rogers, Rouen6.9 
 3. Everett, Chalon6.8 
 4. Greer, Nancy6.2 
 5. Pierce, Hyeres-T.5.4 
 6. Neitzel, Chalon5.3 
 7. Sciarra, Orleans5.2 
 8. Heurtel, Strasbourg5.0 
 9. Tchicamboud, Nancy4.9 
 10. Woodside, Gravelines4.8 
Steals Per Game
 John LINEHAN
  Cholet
  (175-G-78)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Linehan, Cholet2.7 
 2. Everett, Chalon2.2 
 3. Rogers, Rouen2.1 
 4. Flowers, Vichy2.0 
 5. Greer, Nancy1.9 
 6. Mims, Roanne1.8 
 7. Melody, Vichy1.8 
 8. Wright, Le Mans1.8 
 9. Issa, Vichy1.8 
 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. Badiane, Poitiers1.7 
 4. Slaughter, Nancy1.6 
 5. Akpomedah, Grave.1.6 
 6. Falker, Cholet1.4 
 7. Akingbala, Nancy1.3 
 8. Fazekas, Dijon1.3 
 9. Duport, Le Havre1.1 
 10. Simon, Strasbourg1.1 


Stats Leaders - ProB
Points Per Game
 Jason SIGGERS
  Lille
  (187-G-85)
  Avg: 18.1
 1. Siggers, Lille18.1 
 2. Davis, Charleville18.1 
 3. Dunn, Maurienne17.2 
 4. Mohammed, Limoges16.7 
 5. Gipson, Pau-Lacq.16.4 
 6. Ingram, Clermont16.4 
 7. Huertas, Fos Ouest16.1 
 8. McKenzie, St Va.15.9 
 9. Coleman, Bourg15.9 
 10. Gay, Fos Ouest15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Luc-Arthur VEBOBE
  Antibes
  (203-F-80)
  Avg: 10.4
 1. Vebobe, Antibes10.4 
 2. Giles, Nantes9.7 
 3. Lovedale, Quimper8.4 
 4. Bing, Clermont8.3 
 5. McClark, Bourg7.8 
 6. McKenzie, St Va.7.8 
 7. Calasan, Charleville7.6 
 8. Melicie, Brest7.4 
 9. Badiane, Nanterre7.4 
 10. Badiane, Maurienne7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Philippe DA SILVA
  Evreux
  (192-G-79)
  Avg: 8
 1. Da Silva, Evreux8.0 
 2. Downey, Nantes7.2 
 3. Taylor, Le Portel6.6 
 4. Kerckhof, Antibes6.1 
 5. Mullins, Bourg5.9 
 6. Gipson, Pau-Lacq.5.8 
 7. McIntosh, St Va.5.7 
 8. Cisse, Fos Ouest5.2 
 9. Ingram, Clermont5.1 
 10. Dunn, Maurienne4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Sami DRISS
  Bordeaux
  (196-G-82)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Driss, Bordeaux2.9 
 2. Riley, Nanterre2.8 
 3. Craven, Boulazac2.8 
 4. Siggers, Lille2.2 
 5. Periac, Bordeaux2.2 
 6. Mullins, Bourg2.2 
 7. Denave, St Vallier2.2 
 8. Dunn, Maurienne2.1 
 9. McKenzie, St Va.2.0 
 10. Da Silva, Evreux2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Tarvis WILLIAMS
  Bordeaux
  (205-F/C-78)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Williams, Bordeaux1.8 
 2. Gay, Fos Ouest1.7 
 3. Badiane, Maurienne1.7 
 4. Ford, Limoges1.7 
 5. Owona, Bordeaux1.4 
 6. Gouez, Lille1.0 
 7. N''Diaye, Le Portel1.0 
 8. Badiane, Nanterre1.0 
 9. Jennings, Boulazac0.9 
 10. Bauer, Pau-Lacq.0.9 


ProB Round: 27 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Charleville - Antibes 77-70
Charleville was too strong for Antibes jumping to 11-16 score in Pro B. Chris Davis (196-G/F-80, agency: Court Side, college: N.Texas) and Pele Paelay (193-G-84, college: Co.Carolina) led the winning squad with 16 and 15 points respectively. Darnell Harris delivered 14 points in defeat.

Nanterre - Bordeaux 68-61
Nanterre had Zeb Cope (205-F-82, college: William & Mary) in a game mood with 16 points and 7 rebounds. Xavier Corosine (185-G-85) secured a nice help adding 15 pts. For the visiting side, Antonio Grant came up with 18 points and 9 boards. Nanterre 17-10, Bordeaux 8-19.

Limoges - Fos Ouest 74-68
19-8 for the second ranked Limoges and 10-17 for Fos Ouest after this game. Raphael Desroses (199-F-80) led the winners with 14 pts, while Alhaji Mohammed (192-G-81, agency: Edge Sports, college: Louisville) had 13 pts, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. In defeat, Christophe Humbert had 16 pts and 7 rebs.

Lille - Quimper 60-59
Lille had to work very hard in order to beat the low-ranked Quimper. Djordje Petrovic (202-F-84) shined with 20 points and 6 rebounds, while Frederic N'Kembe (192-G-75) helped with 16 pts in this victory. Marius Runkauskas collected 18 pts and 5 rebounds in defeat.

Clermont - St Vallier 91-76
Clermont got 18 points and 6 rebounds from William Gradit (197-F-82, agency: Court Side, college: Hill JC). Justin Ingram (187-G-85, college: Toledo) and Sambou Traore helped the hosts with 17 points each. Corey McIntosh shined in loss with 20 points. Clermont 9-18, St Vallier 12-15.

Boulazac - Brest 79-74
Terrance Johnson (196-G-82, college: Cal.Baptist) stepped up for Boulazac with 20 points and 6 rebounds. Antwon Hoard (199-F-72, college: Murray St.) followed him with 14 points and 11 boards. In the loosing squad, Nikola Vucurovic collected 20 points and 5 rebs. Boulazac 13-14, Brest 8-19.

Maurienne - Evreux 93-77
18th victory for Maurienne, whose leading player was Chris Dunn (191-G-83, college: W.Virginia St.) with impressive 26 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Moses Sonko (198-F-83, college: Co.Carolina) and David Ramseyer had 13 and 12 points respectively. Benoit Toffin collected 21 pts and 7 rebounds in defeat.

Le Portel - Nantes 96-73
Le Portel had Ronnie Taylor (188-G-81, agency: Court Side, college: NC-Greensboro) with 18 and Dejan Sencanski (198-F-84, agency: JEMsports, college: Abil.Christian) with 17 points in this game. Edouard Choquet netted 12 pts. For the guests, Devonne Giles had double-double of 16 points and 10 rebounds. Le Portel 17-10, Nantes 11-16.

Pau-Lacq-Ort. - Bourg 85-73
Pau-Lacq-Orthez remains the top-ranked team in the league after 85-73 win against Bourg. Slaven Rimac (195-G-74) led the hosts in scoring with 18 points, Antoine Mendy (198-F-83) had 16 pts and 7 boards, while Teddy Gipson this time stopped on 14 pts and 5 assists. Daniel Coleman posted 13 pts in loss. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 23-4, Bourg 17-10.



ProA, Round 24 review: Le Mans stays No.1 - by Eurobasket News
Roanne - Gravelines 101-73
Roanne closed Round 24 with nice 101-73 home win against Gravelines. Ralph Mims (191-G-85, college: Florida St.) came up with 24 points and 6 rebounds for the hosts tonight, while Dylan Page (204-F-82, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) added 21 points and 6 rebs. Uchenna Nsonwu also had very important role in victory with 19 pts and 12 rebs. In defeat, Yannick Bokolo netted 13 pts. Both teams have 16-8 now.

Le Havre - Le Mans 84-85
Le Mans escaped with tiny win against Le Havre remaining on top of ProA standings with 18-6 record. Dewarick Spencer (193-G-82, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: Arkansas St.) led Le Mans with 29 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. Marc Salyers (205-F-79, college: Samford) added 24 points and 8 boards. The hosts got 19 points and 9 rebounds from Joseph Jones.

Rouen - Orleans 75-76
Another thriller in this round and another win by this visiting side. Cedrick Banks (190-G-81, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: Ill.-Chicago) exploded in Orleans with 24 points for 23 minutes on the floor. He made 6 of 9 attempts from behind the arc. Shawnta Rogers (162-G-76, college: George Washington) answered with 17 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists in loss. Orleans 16-8, Rouen 6-18.

Dijon - Strasbourg 97-95 OT
OT win for Dijon, who now joined Rouen with 6-18 score. Sean Marshall (198-G/F-85, college: Boston Coll.) was totally the best player in this victory with 29 points. Xane D'Almeida (183-G-83) added 19 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists. In Strasbourg (7-17), Anthony Roberson was great with 33 points and 9 boards.

Vichy - Poitiers 59-87
Rasheed Wright (196-F-80, college: ODU) was a key player in Poitiers with 27 points and 5 rebounds. Kenny Younger (203-F-77, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Houston) followed with 13 pts and 9 boards. In the loosing squad, Kareem Reid had 15 points and 6 assists. Poitiers 12-12, Vichy 11-13.

Cholet - Nancy 69-57
17th win for No.2 Cholet. Antywane Robinson (203-F-84, agency: Priority Sports, college: Temple) scored 18 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in this game, and Samuel Mejia (198-G-83, college: DePaul) netted 14 points. In Nancy (15-9), Ricardo Greer had double-double of 21 points and 11 rebounds.

Hyeres-Toulon - Paris-Levallois 78-89
Important road win for Paris-Levallois as both teams had 12-11 before this meeting. Lamont Hamilton (208-F-84, college: St.John's) shined for the guests with 21 points and 7 rebounds, while Angel Daniel Vassallo (198-G/F-86, college: Virginia Tech) and LaQuan Prowell netted 15 points each. Curtis Millage had 20 points in loss.

ASVEL - Chalon 60-65
The reigning champion faced with 14th loss this season in ProA. Terrell Everett (193-G-84, agency: ZAG Advocates, college: Oklahoma) and Blake Schilb (201-G-83, agency: ZAG Advocates, college: Loyola, IL) led the winning squad with 18 points each. Everett pulled down 6 rebounds beside that. In ASVEL, Ali Traore scored 14 pts. Chalon 9-15, ASVEL 10-14.


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  GEORGIA   


Highest League Standing
Superleague Standings
 1. Energy Rustavi 18-0 
 2. GSAU Tbilisi 15-3 
 3. TSU Tbilisi 13-4 
 4. Batumi 12-6 
 5. MIA Tbilisi 10-8 
 6. Dinamo Tbilisi 6-12 
 7. Sokhumi 6-12 
 8. Avia Tbilisi 4-14 
 9. Samedicino 3-14 
 10. Merani S. 2-16 


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  GERMANY   


Standings - 1. Bundesliga
1.Bundesliga Standings
 1. ALBA 22-7 
 2. EWE Baskets 21-6 
 3. Telekom B. 20-9 
 4. Goettingen 19-8 
 5. Bremerhaven 18-11 
 6. Brose Baskets 18-11 
 7. Dt.Bank SKY 18-11 
 8. NY Phantoms 16-13 
 9. EnBW L'burg 15-13 
 10. Art.Dragons 15-14 
 11. MBC 15-14 
 12. Walter Tigers 14-15 
 13. ratiopharm 11-18 
 14. Duesseldorf 8-21 
 15. LTi 46ers 8-21 
 16. TBB Trier 8-21 
 17. Phoenix Hagen 7-21 
 18. Pad.Baskets 5-24 


Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga
Points Per Game
 David TEAGUE
  LTi 46ers
  (196-G-83)
  Avg: 20.4
 1. Teague, LTi 46ers20.4 
 2. Buford, Bremerha.17.5 
 3. Copeland, TBB Trier16.0 
 4. Jenkins, ALBA15.5 
 5. Burns, ratiopharm15.2 
 6. Allen, Dt.14.8 
 7. Suput, Brose B.14.7 
 8. Reese, Dt.14.7 
 9. Jeffers, LTi 46ers14.5 
 10. Rochestie, Goett.14.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jeff GIBBS
  Bremerhaven
  (188-F-80)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Gibbs, Bremerhaven9.3 
 2. Ensminger, Telek.8.8 
 3. Kale, Phoenix Hagen7.6 
 4. Johnson, LTi 46ers7.4 
 5. Doliboa, Dt.6.9 
 6. Boone, Goettingen6.6 
 7. Burns, ratiopharm6.3 
 8. Trice, ratiopharm6.2 
 9. Travis, Walter Tigers6.2 
 10. Archibong, Duesseld.6.1 
Assists Per Game
 Louis CAMPBELL
  Bremerhaven
  (190-G-79)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Campbell, Bremerha.6.2 
 2. Ratkovica, Walter T.5.6 
 3. Hamilton, NY Phant.5.5 
 4. Jordan, Telekom B.5.3 
 5. Jordan, Phoenix .5.2 
 6. Reese, Dt.4.8 
 7. Gamqrelidze, MBC3.8 
 8. Williams, LTi 46ers3.7 
 9. Schaffartzik, NY Pha.3.7 
 10. Wright, ALBA3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Roderick TRICE
  ratiopharm
  (191-F-84)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Trice, ratiopharm2.3 
 2. Jenkins, Walter T.1.8 
 3. Hamilton, NY Phant.1.8 
 4. Anderson, Goett.1.5 
 5. Bernard, MBC1.5 
 6. Teague, LTi 46ers1.5 
 7. Foster, EWE B.1.4 
 8. Burns, ratiopharm1.4 
 9. Ratkovica, Walter T.1.4 
 10. Martin, Bremerha.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 John TUREK
  Phoenix Hagen
  (205-F/C-83)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Turek, Phoenix .1.5 
 2. Pleiss, Brose B.1.4 
 3. Boumtje, EWE B.1.4 
 4. Ohlbrecht, Telek.1.3 
 5. Ovcina, LTi 46ers1.2 
 6. Lyde, Bremerhaven1.2 
 7. Goree, NY Phantoms1.1 
 8. Bryant, ratiopharm1.0 
 9. Flomo, Telekom B.0.9 
 10. Visser, EnBW L.0.9 


1.Bundesliga Round: 29 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
EWE Baskets - LTi 46ers 58-48
EWE Baskets Oldenburg is on top with 21-6 record after the win over LTi 46ers 58:48. Je'Kel Foster (191-G-83, agency: Court Side, college: Ohio St.) led the league leaders with 12 points and Gardner Jason netted 10. Williams Lorenzo produced 16 points in the losing effort.

MBC - EnBW L'burg 82-59
Mitteldeutscher BC is with 15-14 record beating EnBW Ludwigsburg 82:59. Velimir Radinovic (212-C-81, college: Ohio St.) stepped up with 14 points, while three other teammates added 10 apiece. Lollis Quadre noched 16 points in the losing effort.

Telekom B. - NY Phantoms 79-78
Telekom Baskets Bonn enjoys 20-9 record after 79:78 over NY Phantoms. Ronald DuPree (199-F/G-81, agency: Priority Sports, college: LSU) paced all the hosts with 23 points, while Taylor Bryce delivered 19. Goree Marcus ended up with 25 ponts in the losing effort.

ratiopharm - Pad.Baskets 87-86
ratiopharm Ulm overcame Paderborn Baskets 87:86 as Robin Benzing (208-F-89) top-scored for the winners with 20 points and Burns Christian followed him with 19. Langford Kevin and Haynes DeAndre scored 17 points apiece for the guests.

Walter Tigers - TBB Trier 65-54
Walter Tigers outscored TBB Trier 65:54 on March 27th. Branislav Ratkovica (193-G-85, agency: Beo Basket) poured in 22 points and Travis Romeo nailed 15. Copeland Christopher was responsible for 12 points in the losing case.

ALBA - Art.Dragons 63-61
ALBA Berlin is second with 22-7 record beating Art.Dragons 63:61. Rashad Wright (189-G-82, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Georgia) poured in 15 points, whilst McElroy Immanuel and Byars Derrick scored 11 each. Fenn Darren chipped in 18 points for the guests.

Dt.Bank SKY - Duesseldorf 64-66
Deutsche Bank SKYLINERS dropped to 18-11 record losing to Duesseldorf 64:66. Koko Archibong (202-F-81, college: Pennsylvania) was the only player for the winners to reach double digits as he scored 14 points. Allen Derrick responded with 28 points for the home side.

Bremerhaven - Phoenix Hagen 79-60
Eisbaeren Bremerhaven improved to 18-11 record beating Phoenix Hagen 79:60. Jeff Gibbs (188-F-80, college: Otterbein) paced all the winners with 20 points and Martin Torrell notched 19. Pryor Quentin ended up with 13 points for the guests.

Brose Baskets - Goettingen 88-81
Brose Baskets cruised past Goettingen 88:81 at the Regular Season Round 29. Roberts Brian poured in 23 points and Gavel Anton followed him with 19. Rochesti Taylor finished the night with 22 points in defeat.



Gordon Geib Displays His Pit Bull Snare In Crunch Time Carrying The Duesseldorf Giants Past The Deutsche Bank Skyliners 66-64 - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Most of the 4750 spectators were awaiting an easy win, but instead got the unexpected as the Duesseldorf Giants reversed their misfortune from the Super Tez buzzer beater 4 months ago as pesky, unpredictable, but lovable pit bull Gordon Geib won the game on a last second layup off the penetration leaving 99% of the Ballsporthalle stunned as if Butler had beat Kansas State on a last second shot. The Gordon Geib snare was surely present on the last second bolt to the basket, but was not the sole reason for him making the basket under immense pressure. 'His snare didnt scare us. He scored a very tough shot and I give him a lot of credit. He made a little floater over two big men. The shot felt like an inch away from our fingertips. I could almost taste blocking it, but he got it over us', stressed Skyliner forward Seth Doliboa (203-F-80, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Wright St.) It hasnt been an easy season for Gordon Geib (180-G-83, agency: Limelight Hoops) who despite being with Leverkusen/Duesseldorf since 1999 never has become into a 30 minute point guard not getting the total confidence of Achim Kuczmann. He once scored 35 points against TBB Trier and described the winning shot as if he had taken lessions from Michael Jordan one past summer in Chicago. 'Once I released the shot, I was pretty sure that it would go in. Frankfurt switched on the pick and role and the help side came to late. This was a big win. Frankfurt had a lot of self confidence from the Berlin game and it was important for us too win a tight game', stated Duesseldorf German Gordon Geib (180-G-83, agency: Limelight Hoops). 'I have known Gordon for a long time and have played with him for a long time. I am happy for him that he won the game. This great experience will give him a lot of self confidence', added Duesseldorf Giants German Matthias Goddek (195-G/F-86). 'This was a very tough loss. This was worse then the first game, because this was in regulation. In Duesseldorf, if I would have missed the shot, the game would of gone into another overtime', added Quantez Robertson (190-G-84, college: Auburn).

The Duesseldorf Giants were desperate for a win after having lost seven games in a row and 11 of 12 and entered the Ballsporthalle on a mission and showed the type of fighting mentality The Deutsche Bank Skyliners have had this season never giving up and then winning the game somehow at the end. The Duesseldorf Giants moved up a place to 15 in the standings with a record of 8-21, while The Deutsche Bank Skyliners fall to position five with a record of 18-11 and would have to face The Brose Baskets Bamberg in the playoffs if they started tomorrow. This may have been one of the most bitter losses of the year and by the faces of Frankfurt, it seemed like they had not seen one ghost, but a shower full of demons after they had been dismissed by coach Murat Didin (agency: Interperformances ) after the 30 minute locker room talk after the game. 'We were just horrible for 40 minutes and it was extremely frustrating. We didnt bring it all day. They were fighting for their lives and had more intensity. All season long, we have been playing teams trailing and coming back at the end to win. Today they were fighting back all game long and we gave them the chance to win at the end', commented Ohio native Seth Doliboa. For Duesseldorf just getting the win was huge in their fight to stay clear of the last two positions in the standings. 'I am nor sure if we wanted to win this game more, but we always want to win. It has been a very difficult season and we are a good team, but we have had some tough breaks this season. We showed in Frankfurt that we have the capacity to play well, only its too bad that we couldnt show it more earlier in the season', stressed ex Skyliner Koko Archibong (202-F-81, college: Pennsylvania).

With Duesseldorf known as the city of fashion as it brought the world the discovery of miss legs Claudia Schiffer and has over 600 show rooms, The Deutsche Bank Skyliners wanted to conduct their own basketball fashion show as a force could be having models Heidi Klum, Eva Padberg, Nadja Auermann and Schiffer posted at each corner of the Ballsporthalle distracting The Duesseldorf Giants with their beauty. If these famous German models were even in the Ballsporthalle is unknown, but if they were seemed to have absolute no effect on the Duesseldorf Giants, because they seemed pretty focused for 40 minutes. Maybe Frankfurt had been distracted by some models that had been in the arena, because their game was far from their best basketball. 'I guess coach Gnad positioned us perfectly so we didnt see the models. But I am married and my wife keeps me focused so I dont notice any models anyway', joked Duesseldorf Giants point guard Zack Whiting (193-G-84, college: Chaminade). 'I didnt see any models. But both teams were able to block them out of their minds. The models didnt effect the game at all', stressed Skyliner guard Quantez Robertson (190-G-84, college: Auburn). 'If there were any models present, we didnt focus on them. Frankfurt is used to seeing nice ladies as are we, so we were used to seeing the nice women in Frankfurt', said Gordon Geib (180-G-83, agency: Limelight Hoops). 'I guess those super German models didnt help, maybe next time some Frankfurt models can help, but none were here to distract them', expressed Seth Doliboa

The game had two highlights as ex Skyliner Koko Archibong (202-F-81, college: Pennsylvania) returned back to the Ballsporthalle after having played in Frankfurt from 2007-2008 and the 28 points 11 rebound effort by Derrick Allen (203-F-80, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Mississippi). Long after the final siren had sounded and The Duesseldorf Giants had been relieved of a stressful 40 minutes of basketball, Archibong was running around the catacombs of teh Ballsporhalle looking for his wife and seemed to put some extra unneeded strain on himself, but still was able to find words in his soft spoken voice about his homecoming. 'I love Frankfurt and it was nice seeing all the fans again. This was a great win for us', stressed Koko Archibong (202-F-81, college: Pennsylvania) who finished the afternoon with 14 points. 'It was a challenge guarding Archibong. He is very athletic and I knew he likes to go to his right or spin the other way. He seemed to be very motivated to play his ex team, but I didnt really seem outmatched though', added Seth Doliboa

Even though Derrick Allen (203-F-80, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Mississippi) finished with six turnovers, this stat seemed to overshadow his 28 points and 11 rebound effort as the American from Alabama seemed like his old self showing his dominance under the basket making 61% of his shots. 'Derrick had a great game. He played with a lot of heart and I felt like we let him down a bit not getting the win', stressed Seth Doliboa. ' It was great to see my friend Derrick. He always plays well. We had a tough time with him', said ex Alba Berlin forward Koko Archibong (202-F-81, college: Pennsylvania). Frankfurt quickly established that Derrick Allen (203-F-80, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Mississippi) would be their number one option and on offense he sometimes looked like a one man wreaking crew. 'Derrick carried us and played a tremendous game. He scored inside and out, hit free throws and was simply hard to guard', added Quantez Robertson (190-G-84, college: Auburn). As the Duesseldorf players were leaving, Derrick Allen (203-F-80, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Mississippi) and Matthias Goddek had a nice farewell as they had been teammates in Leverkusen in 2006-2007. Despite the Allen stats having shrunk in the last two seasons due to deep rosters, he was still the same player to Goddek. 'Derrick was hard to stop. He was a good team player in Leverkusen. Nothing has changed in his game and he showed that he can still score. My finest memory in Leverkusen was that he was always the first at practice and when we entered the court, he was already sweat soaked before practice even started', remembered Matthias Goddek

Koko Archibong (202-F-81, college: Pennsylvania) got The Duesseldorf Giants on the board first with a mini hook shot and they went inside early as often as they could. The Deutsche Bank Skyliners responded with a 5-0 run to lead 5-2 as Derrick Allen (203-F-80, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Mississippi) scored inside off a nice lob pass from Greg Jenkins, and a Grayson Moyer (196-G-86, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Humboldt St.) lay in. Both teams were going inside as if the three point line had gotten a no trespassing sign put up. Archibong scored again after getting a Whiting no look pass and Jenkins responded by scoring inside as Frankfurt led 7-4. Then someone removed the no trespassing signs as Whiting nailed a big three pointer as the shot clock was winding down to tie the score at 7-7. Frankfurt then profited from some missed Duesseldorf shots and turnovers to run out on a 8-0 run to lead 15-7. Roller made a off balance three pointer which was followed by five unanswered points from Grayson 'he is all over the court' Moyer who hit a jumper falling back, free throw and a mid distance jumper. After two Archibong free throws, Allen then scored easy points inside retrieving a bullet pass from Robertson as Frankfurt led 17-9. However The Duesseldorf Giants are a team that can quickly get back into the game due to their snipers hitting three pointers. Bobby Walker (188-G-84, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Va Commonwealth) and Brendan Winters (195-G/F-83, college: Davidson) scored from the parking lot as Duesseldorf trailed only 17-15. Then followed possibly the strangest play of the game as Derrick Allen (203-F-80, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Mississippi) released a lob pass from the parking lot intended for a Jenkins ally-op, but instead sailed into the basket for a not planned three pointer. Walker finished the first quarter with a three pointer as Frankfurt had a slight 20-18 lead. 'Both teams played good defense and unforgettable was the Derrick Allen (203-F-80, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Mississippi) ally op three pointer', stressed Matthias Goddek. 'The first quarter gave an indication that it would be a tight game throughout', added Seth Doliboa. The Deutsche Bank Skyliners were shooting 53% from the field and 50% from outside while The Duesseldorf Giants were shooting 38% from the field and 44% from outside. Frankfurt had a 10-7 rebounding edge and two turnovers while Duesseldorf had one.

The second quarter remained very tight as The Duesseldorf Giants got the better start going on a 6-0 run to lead 24-20. Dragan Labovic (207-C/F-87) came in and surprisingly was unable to find his rhythm the way he did in his first three games. Seth Doliboa who is Frankfurts best rebounder came in 11 minutes after the game had started. Duesseldorf scored off a broken play where Frankfurt was unable to control a loose ball and Marcus Carter (193-G) stood all alone under the basket and finished with a two handed dunk. Geib followed with a hard penetration and lay up and Brant Bailey (202-F-77, college: Wisc.-Stevens Point) made a nifty turn around jumper. Frankfurt was on the comeback trail using their inside/out game to perfection as Doliboa dropped a jumper from the top of the key and Allen made a hook shoot as the game was dead locked at 24. After a Carter lay in, it was Doliboa again making a three pointer from the top of the key and the Frankfurt 27-26 lead. After two Allen free throws, Eric Taylor (201-F-76, agency: Elfus-Siegel Management (ESM), college: St.Francis,PA) tied the score inside after getting a nice faked shot pass from Bobby Walker (188-G-84, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Va Commonwealth) as the game was tied again at 29. Moyer once again found Allen inside for two points. After an Archibong free throw, Eric Taylor (201-F-76, agency: Elfus-Siegel Management (ESM), college: St.Francis,PA) surprised the whole arena by stepping out and doing like a guard stealing the ball and going coast to coast for a dunk and the 32-31 lead. Allen then scored again inside as it seemed like anything he did under the basket would turn into a golden egg as Frankfurt led 33-32. Duesseldorf was having big problems making the free throws as Carter made one of two tying the game at 33. Doliboa then was open from the wing swishing a three pointer and Allen scored again inside as Frankfurt took the 38-36 lead into halftime. 'The game remained very tight, but we missed some easy shots and free throws', added Matthias Goddek. The Deutsche Bank Skyliners were shooting 56% from the field and 44% from the three point line while the Duesseldorf Giants were shooting 45% from the field and 33% from the three point line. Frankfurt was leading the rebound battle 17-13, but had eight turnovers while Duesseldorf had only four turnovers.

The first five minutes of the third quarter had two faces as The Deutsche Bank Skyliners started with a 5-0 run, which was followed by a 6-0 run by The Duesseldorf Giants. Frankfurt has not always been known for having good fortune in the third quarter, but this time had Derrick Mr Ballerina Allen who scored all points making a hook shot, lay in and free throw. Frankfurt had the 43-36 lead and it seemed like they could possibly make their long awaited run to take the game out of reach, but instead Duesseldorf answered with a 6-0 run to cut the Frankfurt lead to 43-42. Archibong made an extremely tough three pointer as he could feel the breath of Doliboa coming and Whiting sunk a big rainbow three pointer. Frankfurt extended their lead to 47-42 with a Doliboa lay in, and Allen and Moyer free throws. Duesseldorf had much misfortune in this phase suffering in and out misses despite having second chances as well as a Bailey air ball. Down the stretch, it was Allen again who really had his own special patent inside as he kept scoring as well as a Doliboa lay up after making a second effort. The Deutsche Bank Skyliners had the slim 52-48 lead after three quarters. 'We started the third quarter very bad. Our defense got better and we cut down on our turnovers', stated Matthias Goddek. ' We had success at the end of the third quarter. We were unable to put them away and gave up some offensive rebounds', said Seth Doliboa. The Deutsche Bank Skyliners were shooting 51 from the field and 33% from the parking lot while The Dueseldorf Giants were shooting 39% from the field and 33% from the parking lot. Frankfurt had the huge rebounding edge with 29-17, but had 13 turnovers while Duesseldorf had only seven turnovers.

The Deutsche Bank Skyliners kept the lead in the fourth quarter despite both teams missing more shots. After Dragan Labovic (207-C/F-87) released an ugly air ball, he soon responded by sneaking behind the defense for a pretty back door pass from Moyer and two points on a reverse layup and the 54-48 lead. Geib responded with another basket with a hard penetration. Moyer then made two free throws for the 55-50 lead. Even though it seemed like Frankfurt could never lose this game, they were in a big surprise as the fighting qualities of Duesseldorf never eroded as they stayed on the heels of Frankfurt. Duesseldorf went on a 5-0 run as Brendan Winters (195-G/F-83, college: Davidson) dropped a three pointer and then made a steal and went coast to coast to tie the game at 55-55. If there is a basketball fireman to douse the fire then that person is Frankfurt captain Pascal Roller (180-G-76) who once again showed his reliable three pointer as he was falling back which was followed by a Moyer lay up and Frankfurt led 60-55. Frankfurt had the lead in crunch time, but seemed to loose concentration in many phases. Bailey made two free throws and then stole the ball out of the hands of Robertson getting two free throws bringing Duesseldorf back to 60-59. If Duesseldorf had some what made their free throws more consistently then they would have had the five point lead. Doliboa and Geib traded free throws and Frankfurt led 62-60. Allen then missed and athletic Super Tez Robertson came swooping in like a hawk for the offensive rebound and made the layup.

Frankfurt led 64-60 and seemed to have the momentum and crowd at maximum power in the Ballsporthalle, but instead of stepping up on defense and bring the win home, they suffered an unexpected 6-0 run by Duesseldorf as they were able surprisingly beaten at home 66-64. Bailey made a mid distance jumper as Duesseldorf krept back to 64-62. On the next Frankfurt play, Roller was blocked by Carter. On the next Duesseldorf offensive play, Archibong made a pretty floater to tie the game at 64. Roller then missed a tough jumper, giving The Duesseldorf Giants a last try with 12 seconds as Geib went hard into the zone and made a difficult lay up with 1,6 seconds to play winning the game for Duesseldorf and sending the Frankfurt fans home more disillusioned than sad. 'We switched on the pick and role and Geib made a tough shot over our big men. We played good defense and he made a great play', added Quantez Robertson (190-G-84, college: Auburn). 'We were dying to win and Frankfurt might of underestimated us. The funny thing is with all the free throws that we missed, we should of lost, but we got key stops down the stretch which was key', stressed Zack Whiting (193-G-84, college: Chaminade). In the first few months of the season, Frankfurt showed little nerves, but against Duesseldorf might have had more of a battle to keep them in check. 'We fought the whole game, but we seemed to be surprised that Duesseldorf stayed with us the whole game and maybe they wanted it more at the end and we were a little nervous', stated Marius Nolte. 'We may of wanted to win more. We had lost so many games recently and we stayed together at the end', commented Matthias Goddek

The Duesseldorf Giants were led by Koko Archibong (202-F-81, college: Pennsylvania) with 14 points. Marcus Carter and Brant Bailey (202-F-77, college: Wisc.-Stevens Point) added nine points a piece. Bobby Walker (188-G-84, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Va Commonwealth) and Gordon geib chipped with eight points a piece. The Deutsche Bank Skyliners were led by Derrick Allen (203-F-80, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Mississippi) with 28 points and 11 rebounds. Seth Doliboa added 12 points and six rebounds and Grayson Moyer (196-G-86, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Humboldt St.) chipped in with 10 points, five rebounds and six assists.

After winning the last three games in fine fashion, The Deutsche Bank Skyliners had a major slip up at home and put a further dent in their hopes of gaining the playoff home court advantage with the 66-64 loss. If one were to erase the score from the stat sheet, then one would easily think that Frankfurt won the game, because they had the upper hand in field goal percentage (46-41), three point shooting percentage (38-32), the rebounding duel (39-24) and the assists 18-10. The only negative stat were the 18 Frankfurt turnovers. Duesseldorf suffered only eight turnovers. 'Our rebounding was very good and had good inside play and Derrick Allen (203-F-80, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Mississippi) got us going. They did a good job limiting us to one shot and we had costly turnovers down the stretch which cost us the game', stressed Quantez Robertson (190-G-84, college: Auburn). The 18 turnovers may not have been the biggest problem for Frankfurt, but their inability to take control of the game early against a 16th placed team. 'Duesseldorf doesnt have a structured game like Alba Berlin. They are scrappy and do many different things. We needed a good start and should of put them a way early but were unable to and let them fight back all night long', stressed Seth Doliboa. The road to the playoffs doesnt get any easier as The Eisbaeren Bremerhaven await Frankfurt next week. 'We have to regroup and worry about the game in Bremerhaven. We have a cneck to neck race with them so we will have to be ready', added Quantez Robertson (190-G-84, college: Auburn). The Eisbaeren Bremerhaven host The Deutsche Bank Skyliners on April 3rd at 20:00.



2009-2010 Eurobasket.com German All-Regionalliga West Awards - by Moritz Korff


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Brian Graves
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Nathan Drury
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Frank Benson
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Alexander Starr
Starr
Kristofer Speier
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2009-2010 Eurobasket.com German All-Regionalliga West Player of the Year
Kristofer Speier (206-F-81, college: Lewis-Clark) - Schwelm

2009-2010 Eurobasket.com German All-Regionalliga West First Team
Brian Graves (188-G, college: Catawba) - Grevenbroich
Nathan Drury (188-G-85, college: Carroll) - Sechtem
Frank Benson (196-F-82, college: Oklahoma Baptist) - Iserlohn
Alexander Starr (196-F-84, college: Centenary) - Schwelm
Kristofer Speier (206-F-81) - Schwelm

2009-2010 Eurobasket.com German All-Regionalliga West Second Team
Mike Gordon (183-G-86, college: Binghamton) - Wulfen
David Bunts (189-G-79, college: Pacific) - Schwelm
Chris Brown (201-F-83, college: Chattanooga) - Dorsten
Clayton Longmire (201-F, college: St.Rose (NY)) - BG Hagen
Chris Cayole (201-F-85, college: St.Michael's) - Grevenbroich

2009-2010 Eurobasket.com German All-Regionalliga West Coach of the Year
Dusko Milic - Sechtem

2009-2010 Eurobasket.com German All-Regionalliga Defensive Player of the Year
Ryon Howard (198-F, college: Sacred Heart) - Wulfen

2009-2010 Eurobasket.com German All-Regionalliga Domestic Player of the Year
Kristofer Speier (206-F-81) - Schwelm

2009-2010 Eurobasket.com German All-Regionalliga West Most Improved Player of the Year
Tim Schonborn (191-G-90) - Dortmund

2009-2010 Eurobasket.com German All-Regionalliga West Newcomer of the Year
Sascha Walbroehl (191-G-89) - Sechtem

2009-2010 Eurobasket.com German All-Regionalliga West All Domestic Players Team
Matthias Finke (183-G-87) - Salzkotten
Tim Schonborn (191-G-90) - Dortmund
Max Dohmen (201-F-88) - Schwelm
Matthias Brueggemann (206-F-84) - Sechtem
Kristofer Speier (206-F-81) - Schwelm

The votes have been made by the coaches of the Regionalliga West teams (plus one vote made by Eurobasket.com).


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  GREECE   


Stats Leaders - A1
Points Per Game
 Zoran ERCEG
  Panionios
  (210-C/F-85)
  Avg: 16.6
 1. Erceg, Panionios16.6 
 2. Childress, Olympiakos16.2 
 3. Arnold, Perister.16.0 
 4. Green, AEK15.6 
 5. Kleiza, Olympiakos15.2 
 6. Gregory, PAOK14.9 
 7. Monroe, PAOK14.7 
 8. Kaimakoglou, Marou.14.7 
 9. Harris, VAP K.14.5 
 10. Massie, Olimpia L.14.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Christophe MASSIE
  Olimpia L.
  (206-F-77)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Massie, Olimpia L.10.7 
 2. Francis, AEK7.9 
 3. Bryant, Panionios7.4 
 4. Papadopoulos, PAOK7.3 
 5. Arnold, Perister.7.0 
 6. Carter, Ilysiakos7.0 
 7. Homan, Marousi BC6.5 
 8. Bourousis, Olympiakos6.2 
 9. Dozier, VAP K.6.2 
 10. Erceg, Panionios6.1 
Assists Per Game
 Dimitris DIAMANTIDIS
  Panathinaikos
  (196-G-80)
  Avg: 4.9
 1. Diamantidis, Panath.4.9 
 2. Teodosic, Olympiakos4.5 
 3. Karidas, Ilysiakos4.5 
 4. Dickel, Trikalla4.3 
 5. Lukas, Marousi BC4.3 
 6. Vasiljevic, VAP K.3.8 
 7. Spanoulis, Panath.3.7 
 8. Green, AEK3.7 
 9. Papaloukas, Olymp.3.6 
 10. Hammonds, Perister.3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Vonteego CUMMINGS
  Ilysiakos
  (192-G-76)
  Avg: 2
 1. Cummings, Ilysiakos2.0 
 2. Collins, Kavala/P.1.8 
 3. Lukas, Marousi BC1.8 
 4. Diamantidis, Panath.1.6 
 5. Nikolaidis, AEK1.6 
 6. Hammonds, Perister.1.6 
 7. Green, Olimpia L.1.6 
 8. Katsares, Trikalla1.6 
 9. Karidas, Ilysiakos1.5 
 10. Miles, Aris1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Ian VOUGIOUKAS
  Panellinios
  (212-C/F-85)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Vougioukas, Panellin.1.7 
 2. Harissis, VAP K.1.2 
 3. Benton, Ilysiakos1.0 
 4. Homan, Marousi BC1.0 
 5. Mavroidis, Marou.0.9 
 6. Fotsis, Panathinaikos0.8 
 7. Bourousis, Olympiakos0.8 
 8. Childress, Olympiakos0.7 
 9. Arnold, Perister.0.7 
 10. Smith, Panellinios0.7 


Stats Leaders - A2
Points Per Game
 Nikos LIAKOPOULOS
  Perama
  (201-F-76)
  Avg: 21
 1. Liakopoulos, Per.21.0 
 2. Gagaloudis, Olimpi.18.6 
 3. Totsios, Ikaroi S.17.8 
 4. Michalos, Near E.17.6 
 5. Kakiouzis, Pagrati16.7 
 6. Tsoutsos, Dafni16.2 
 7. Anagnostopou., Xan.16.2 
 8. Kaklamanos, Pagra.16.0 
 9. Christou, Xanthi15.6 
 10. Mantic, Ermis L.15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Damir LATOVIC
  AGOR
  (204-C-80)
  Avg: 11.1
 1. Latovic, AGOR11.1 
 2. Amato, Perama10.7 
 3. Kakiouzis, Pagrati7.8 
 4. Vagenas, OFI7.2 
 5. Koutroulias, Near E.7.1 
 6. Dimitriadis, Ermis L.6.7 
 7. Cartelo, KAOD6.7 
 8. Anagnostopou., Xan.6.4 
 9. Giovanivic, Arkadikos6.4 
 10. Zondervan, Egaleo6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Nikos LIAKOPOULOS
  Perama
  (201-F-76)
  Avg: 6
 1. Liakopoulos, Per.6.0 
 2. Zoupas, Amyntas5.3 
 3. Gagaloudis, Olimpi.5.1 
 4. Vassilopoulo., Dafni5.0 
 5. Moscovitis, Pagrati4.4 
 6. Michalos, Near E.4.0 
 7. Kaklamanos, Pagra.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: 1.8
 1. Gagaloudis, Olimpi.1.8 
 2. Petrovic-S., Iraklis1.5 
 3. Castle, Iraklis1.5 
 4. Sourlis, Arkadikos1.4 
 5. Sizopoulos, Arkadikos1.3 
 6. Karapostolou, Iraklis1.3 
 7. Liakopoulos, Per.1.3 
 8. Magounis, AGOR1.3 
 9. Dimitriadis, Ermis L.1.2 
 10. Emiris, Egaleo1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Vassilis VAGENAS
  OFI
  (202-F-80)
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Vagenas, OFI1.1 
 2. Giovanivic, Arkadikos1.0 
 3. Harismidis, Pagrati0.9 
 4. Vagenas, OFI0.8 
 5. Koutroulias, Near E.0.8 
 6. Despos, Iraklis0.7 
 7. Amato, Perama0.7 
 8. Psathas, AGOR0.7 
 9. Anagnostopou., Xan.0.7 
 10. Souflias, OFI0.7 


Junior Tall Blacks surrender against Greece - by Eurobasket News
Greece U18 - New Zealand U18 89:54
New Zealand Junior National Team has arrived to Europe for the series of friendly games. The Junior Tall Blacks landed in Athens and are scheduled to play three games against Greek counterparts. The first game was played yesterday with the Hellenes claiming a comfortable win.
Greece dominated the game right from the start. The hosts built a 22:15 lead ten minutes into the game. The hosts limited their opponents to just 11 points in the second frame and stretched their lead to as many as 19 points at halftime. Greece maintained the pressure and eased to a 26-point buffer heading into the fourth frame. New Zealand finally showed some strong opposition to the hosts in the fourth frame but still had no chance against Greece.
Spiros Motsenigos (194-G/F-92) scored 18 points to pace the home team. Linos-Spyridon Chrisikopoulos (205-F-92) added 13 points, while Thomas Tsalkitzis (190-G-92) contributed 12 points for the winners. Shaquille Hohipa-Wilson responded with 18 points for the Junior Tall Blacks. The teams will meet again tonight. New Zealand will play two more games against Greece before moving to Strasbourg for a two-game series versus France. Later New Zealand is slated to travel to Germany to take part at the Albert Schweitzer Tournament.



A1 Round: 22 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Panionios - PAOK 77-79
PAOK grabbed thriller win against Panionios in Athens improving to 11-11 in Greek top division. Chris Monroe (191-G-81, college: George Washington) and Kenny Gregory (197-G/F-78, college: Kansas) led PAOK with 23 and 20 points respectively. They had 11 rebounds together in this meeting. The hosts (9-13) got 23 points and 10 rebounds from Zoran Erceg.

Trikalla - Panathinaikos 72-101
Panathinaikos cruised past Trikalla on the road staying No.1 in the league with almost perfect 21-1 record. Nikola Pekovic (210-C-86, agency: Beo Basket) stepped up for the Greens with 18 points and 5 rebounds. Sarunas Jasikevicius (192-G-76, college: Maryland) and Andrew Nicholas followed with 14 and 12 pts respectively. In Trikalla (6-16), Miha Zupan collected 19 points and 6 rebs.

Olimpia L. - Panellinios 80-96
15th victory of the season for Panellinos, who got 19 points and 6 rebounds from Ian Vougioukas (212-C/F-85, college: St.Louis). Devin Smith (196-G/F-81, college: Virginia) also had very important role adding 16 pts and 7 boards. Demond Greene shined in loss with 26 pts and his Olympia dropped to 4-18.

Ilysiakos - Kavala/Panor. 73-66
Ilysiakos outplayed Kavala in very important game mostly owing to Othello Hunter (203-F-86, college: Ohio St.), who came up with 19 points and 10 rebounds. Vonteego Cummings (192-G-76, college: Pittsburgh) helped with 13 pts and 6 assists. Visitors got 19 points and 8 boards from Miroslav Rajcevic. Ilysiakos 5-17, Kavala 6-16.

AEK - Marousi BC 66-73
16-6 for Marousi and 8-14 for AEK after this game. William Keys (188-G-77, college: N.Mexico St.) paced Marousi with 18 points, Jared Homan (206-C-83, college: Iowa St.) had 15 points and 9 boards, while Michalis Pelekanos added 14 pts in this victory. In the loosing squad, Taurean Green collected 21 points, 5 boards and 5 assists.

VAP Kolossos - Aris 79-73
VAP Kolossos handed 79-73 loss to Aris remaining the fifth ranked team in the league (13-9). Sasa Vasiljevic (183-G-79, agency: Beo Basket) once again was the leading scorer in Kolossos netting 16 pts. Lans Harris (196-G-84, college: Kansas St.) had 15 pts and 9 boards, while Robert Dozier added 14 pts and 10 rebs. Matt Walsh replied with 18 points and 9 boards for Aris (10-12).



A2 Round: 23 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Pagrati - Perama 89-85
Pagrati had to work very hard in order to beat Perama last night. Nikos Kaklamanos (189-G-81) was a key player in this victory with 24 points. Nikos Liakopoulos (201-F-76, agency: FCM) answered with 22 points and 6 assists in defeat. Pagrati 16-7, Perama 9-14.

Egaleo - Olimpiada P. 75-69
The last ranked Egaleo registered 6th victory of the season, despite nice game by Yannis Gagaloudis (191-G-78) who scored 23 points for the guests. Manthos Sofogiannis (185-G-79) came up with 14 pts in this win, while Christo Karavolas added 13 points and 14 boards. Egaleo 6-17, Olimpiada 14-9.

Xanthi - AGOR 79-78
Thriller win for Xanthi, who moved up to 12-11. At the same time, AGO Rehtimno dropped to 11-12. G Anagnostopoulos (190-G-81) shined for the hosts with 20 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. Konstantinos Christou (203-C/F-77) added 18 pts and 7 assists. Spyridon Magounis top-scored in defeat with 17 pts.

Arkadikos - Ermis Lagk. 78-66
Arkadikos was too strong for Ermis Lagkada and at the same time joined Olimpiada on the fourth place (14-9). Andrea Sizopoulos (189-G-83, agency: High Post Agency) and Miron Papadakis (183-G-88) delivered 14 points each for the winners. Darko Rallis replied with 18 pts in loss and his team dropped to 7-16.

OFI - Near East 83-73
7-16 for OFI and 9-14 for Near East after this game. Alexis Bardas (189-F-81) came up with 23 points in victory. Ag Siristatidis (190-G-78) followed with 16 pts and 5 assists. In the loosing squad, Nikos Michalos posted 17 points.

Dafni - Iraklis 67-87
Comfortable win for No.2 Iraklis, who got 20 points and 5 rebounds from Sotiris Karapostolou (194-G-80, college: S.New Hampshire). Vladimir Petrovic-Stergiou (198-F/G-77, agency: Beo Basket) helped with 18 points. The hosts had Marko Pekovic with 16 pts. Iraklis 18-5, Dafni 10-13.

Amyntas - Ikaroi Serron 71-66
Leonidas Zoupas (182-G-82) stepped up for Amyntas with 14 points and 6 assists. Marti Lazaridis (199-F-85) had 13 pts and 6 rebs, while Santro Moumouris added 11 pts in this victory. Visitors got 24 points from Milos Pavlicevic. Amyntas 10-13, Ikarois Serron 9-14.

KAOD - Ikaros Esperos 59-63
Ikaros Esperos remains the top-ranked team in the league with 19-4 score. This time, Darrel Lewis (192-G-76, college: Lincoln (MO)) led his team to victory netting 19 points and pulling down 8 rebounds. KAO Dramas (13-10) got 15 points and 6 boards from Ivan Cartelo (208-C-79, college: Purdue).



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  GUATEMALA   


USAC stays unbeaten. - by Gianni Pascucci
USAC defeated yseterday night Lanco B.C. in Guatemala City, keepig its record perfect and the first place on the table, The game ended 102-92 and a Lanco B.C. with a roster limited by injuries in top players, wasn' t able to beat the zone defense prepared by the USAC coach Estuardo Mazariegos. The game top performers were at the end Alejandro Carrillo (192-F-88), with 24 points and Thomas Gillespie (204-F/C-74, college: Regis) with 18 for USAC, Pablo Cano (178-G-88) and Adrian Lemcke (191-F-77) in Lanco B.C. with 25 and 22 points, respectively.

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


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  HOLLAND   


ZZ Leiden Downs ABC Amsterdam, 63-88, To Win First Dutch Cup Title - by Fred Roggen
ZZ Leiden capped a magical season with a 63-88 victory over ABC Amsterdam at the Topsportcentrum in Almere on Sunday to bring home their first Dutch Cup on the hardwood.
For 40 lopsided minutes, ZZ Leiden were too big, too long and too quick for ABC Amsterdam. ABC Amsterdam had all the history behind it, and a pretty good team, to boot. Amsterdam just didn't have enough. ZZ Leiden took the lead from the beginning of the first quarter (18-32) and never gave it up. ZZ Leiden maintained its advantage for the remainder of the half, taking a 31-48 advantage into the locker room. ZZ Leiden opened up the third quarter with a three in the first minute, which would prove to put the game out of reach. Leiden won by taking it right to ABC Amsterdam early, looking to Lemelle, Gibson and McGhee, making the extra pass in the key and finishing with 18 assists on 17 field goals. ZZ Leiden held the Amsterdam to 28.2 percent shooting from the field, and 33.3 percent from three-point range. Delirious ZZ Leiden fans, their voices raw from screaming, snapped photos of the wild celebration with digital cameras and cellphones.
Scores ZZ Leiden, Ronny LeMelle (196-G-81, agency: R.H.Consultancy, college: Auburn) 22 points, Danny Gibson (180-G-84, college: S.Indiana) 18, Monta McGhee (202-F-79, college: Lewis) 13 points and 10 rebounds and Seamus Boxley (201-F-82, college: Portland St.) 12 points. Scores ABC Amsterdam, Patrick Sanders (198-F-85, college: Cal-Irvine) 15 points, Jessey Voorn (193-G-90, agency: R.H.Consultancy) 12 and Alton Mason (190-G-77, agency: Stanley International, college: Arizona St.) 10 points.


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  HUNGARY   


A Division: Round 24 review (with stats) - by Eurobasket News
Falco - Atomeromu 72-104
Atomeromu closed Round 24 with nice road win against Falco. Akos Horvath (194-G/F-81, agency: FCM) stepped up for the guests with 22 points and 5 assists, Anthony Dill (200-F-81, college: Texas St.-San Marcos) (6 rebs) and Tory Walker (5 rebs) added 17 points each, while Zsolt Kiss helped with 15 pts in this victory. In the loosing squad, Winsome Frazier collected 20 points and 6 boards. Atomeromu 17-7, Falco 14-11.

PVSK Pannon - Dombovar 105-66
Friday night the team of PVSK had an easy, 39 points victory against Dombovar KC. The 19 years old domestic prospect, Janos Eilingsfeld (198-F/C-91, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) showed his amazing skills on the court and lead his team with 18 points and 4 steals in 24 minutes. Srdan Helbich (205-F/C-76) scored 14 points and grabbed 5 rebounds, Peter Lakatos added 12 and 3. Attila Deak answered with 19 points including 4 three pointers in defeat. *by Tamas Deri

Salgotarjani - Szolnok 75-80
Szolnok could win only by 5 points against newcomer team Salgotarjan last night and is still on the second place only two more games before the playoffs. Senegalese center, Ousmanne Barro (208-F-84, college: Marquette) delivered again an amazing double-double with 20 points and 18 rebounds, Kammron Taylor (188-G-84, college: Wisconsin) helped his with 17 points but had almost 18 shoots from the field. Domestic guard, Marton Fodor helped his team with 14 points and 4 assists. Jun Bajramovic made almost a double-double with 19 points and 9 rebounds, Sirutaviacius scored 16 points. *by Tamas Deri

ZTE KK - Albacomp 88-87
After losing by one point in Szolnok last weekend the team of ZTE KK won last night by one in an overtime-thriller against Albacomp with Calvin Watson's last basket. No one could win in Zalaegerszeg in the 13 games of the regular season, the team has two more games away before the playoffs. American point guard, Louis Hinnant (193-G-84, college: Boston Coll.) lead his team with 20 points, 6 assists and 5 rebounds, american forward Kyle Wilson (206-F-83, college: Wichita St.) helped his team with 15 points and 6 rebounds. Domestic center, Zoltan Trepak scored 16 points. Michael Lee (206-F-86) was close to a double-double with 20 points and 7 rebounds, Velibor Redovic delivered 20 points in defeat. *by Tamas Deri

Kaposvari - Kecskemeti 68-78
Even without american wingman Mike Dale the management decided not to let him play in the game against Kaposvar coach Ivkovics team could win against the rival team and make a big step to reach the playoffs. Six players of the team scored in double figures. David Vojvoda (191-G/F-90, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) answered with 18 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists, Gergely David (206-F-83) added 15 points and 6 rebounds on the losing effort. *by Tamas Deri

Marso-Vagep - Kormend 63-73
Kormend started the game in an other rhythm as NYKK and was up already by 15 points after the first quarter. The guests could keep ten of them and with this victory they are in a big battle with Szolnok and ASE for the second place before the playoffs. NYKK lost all the chances to reach the playoffs. American forward, Mike Scott (203-F-86, college: Kent St.) delivered a great double-double with 20 points and 11 rebounds, Jermaine Thomas (186-G-84, agency: 540 Sports, college: La Salle) helped his team with 17 points and 5 rebounds. Jara Doyne delivered 16 points, Kenneth Henderson added 14 points and 6 rebounds. *by Tamas Deri



Debreceni - Soproni 0-20


Round 24 - by Tamas Deri
Friday night the team of PVSK had an easy, 39 points victory against Dombovar KC. The 19 years old domestic prospect, Janos Eilingsfeld showed his amazing skills on the court and lead his team with 18 points and 4 steals in 24 minutes. Srdjan Helbich scored 14 points and grabbed 5 rebounds, Peter Lakatos added 12 and 3. Attila Deak answered with 19 points including 4 three pointers in defeat.

Pecsi VSK-PANNONPOWER - Dombovar KC 105-66
(28-15, 31-18, 14-15, 32-18)
Pecs, Att.: 1.200, Referees: Kiss L., Vetek F., Szabo G. (Faidt)
Pecs: Ames 2, Peter Lakatos (194-G-79) 12/6, Bojovic 8/6, Janos Eilingsfeld (198-F/C-91, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) 18, Srdan Helbich (205-F/C-76) 14, Czigler 7, Gergely Hosszu (190-G-86, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) 8, Canak 11/3, Andras Rujak (187-G-88, agency: High Post Agency) 10/6, Kovacs P. 5/3, Helmeczi 4, Lepsenyi 6, Coach: Ivica Mavrenski
Dombovar: Cubela 15/3, Attila Deak 19/12, Balogh 2, Balazs Szoke (200-F-76, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) 16, Klir 4, Csirke 5/3, Gubi 5/3, Baumann , Coach: Foldi Sandor

Szolnok could win only by 5 points against newcomer team Salgotarjan last night and is still on the second place only two more games before the playoffs. Senegalese center, Ousmanne Barro delivered again an amazing double-double with 20 points and 18 rebounds, Kammron Taylor helped his with 17 points but had almost 18 shoots from the field. Domestic guard, Marton Fodor helped his team with 14 points and 4 assists. Jun Bajramovic made almost a double-double with 19 points and 9 rebounds, Sirutaviacius scored 16 points.

Salgotarjani KSE - Szolnoki Olaj KK 75-80
(21-22, 17-24, 27-22, 10-12)
Salgotarjan, Att.: 1400, Referees: Hartyani Zs., Balog Gy., Makovsky Sz. (Benczur)
Salgotajan: Mayfield 12/9, Tamas Sebok (191-G-77) 10/3, Gytis Sirutaviacius (195-F-83) 16/9, Vavra 7/3, Jun Bajramovic (212-C-80) 19, Gaal 3/3, Hartvich 8, Gorszkij -, Coach: Deri Csaba
Szolnok: Kammron Taylor (188-G-84, college: Wisconsin) 17/3, Marton Fodor (191-G-81, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) 14/6, Rice 12, Bader 7, Ousmanne Barro (208-F-84, college: Marquette) 20/3, Aleksic 5/3, Vradi 5/3, Grebenar, Coach: Por Peter

Kormend started the game in an other rhythm as NYKK and was up already by 15 points after the first quarter. The guests could keep ten of them and with this victory they are in a big battle with Szolnok and ASE for the second place before the playoffs. NYKK lost all the chances to reach the playoffs. American forward, Mike Scott delivered a great double-double with 20 points and 11 rebounds, Jermaine Thomas helped his team with 17 points and 5 rebounds. Jara Doyne delivered 16 points, Kenneth Henderson added 14 points and 6 rebounds.

Marso-Vagep NYKK - MJUS-Fortress Kormend 63-73

(1025, 2316, 1718, 1314)
Nyiregyhaza, Att.: 800, Referees: Benczur T., Pozsonyi L., Gal J. (Bernath)
NYKK: Gennie 7/3, Szarvas 9/3, Jara Doyne 16, Kenneth Henderson (201-F-82, college: Texas Arlington) 14, Erno Sitku (208-C-72, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) 13, Lekli 4, Siska -, Mohacsi -, Coach: Ferenczi Tamas
Kormend: Jermaine Thomas (186-G-84, agency: 540 Sports, college: La Salle) 17/3, Gergely Fodor (193-G-77, agency: High Post Agency) 11/3, Ferencz 8, Mike Scott 20/6, Aliakseyeu 8, Booker 4, Boldizsar -, Kutasi 3, Toth G. 2, Coach: Sabali Balazs

Even without american wingman Mike Dale the management decided not to let him play in the game against Kaposvar coach Ivkovics team could win against the rival team and make a big step to reach the playoffs. Six players of the team scored in double figures. David Vojvoda answered with 18 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists, Gergely David added 15 points and 6 rebounds on the losing effort.

Kaposvar KK - Kecskemeti KSE 68-78
(2019, 1824, 1417, 1618)
Kaposvar, Att.: 400, Referees: Cziffra., Palla, Torok (Zsiros)
Kaposvar: Ceskovic 13/3, David Vojvoda (191-G/F-90, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) 18, Larry Welton (196-F-85, college: Aurora) 14/6, Kovats 5, Gergely David 15, Kiss -, Orosz 3, Coach: Fekete Adam
Kecskemet: Ronnie Ross (187-G-79, college: Utah St.) 12/6, Krisztian Wittmann (185-G-85, agency: FCM) 12/6, Denes 2, Toth N. 3/3, Zoltan Bencze (213-C-81, agency: FCM) 8, Csorvasi 10, Marcioulonis 10/6, Terry Williams (192-G-83, agency: Interperformances, college: Georgia Southern) 11/9, Johnson 10/6, Coach: Stojan Ivkovic

After losing by one point in Szolnok last weekend the team of ZTE KK won last night by one in an overtime-thriller against Albacomp with Calvin Watson's last basket. No one could win in Zalaegerszeg in the 13 games of the regular season, the team has two more games away before the playoffs. American point guard, Louis Louis Hinnant lead his team with 20 points, 6 assists and 5 rebounds, american forward Kyle Wilson helped his team with 15 points and 6 rebounds. Domestic center, Zoltan Trepak scored 16 points. Michael Lee (206-F-86) was close to a double-double with 20 points and 7 rebounds, Velibor Redovic delivered 20 points in defeat.

Zalakeramia ZTE KK - Albacomp 88-87
(2625, 1718, 2224, 1210, 1110)
Zalaegerszeg, Att: 3.000, Referees: dr. Valovics I., Kapitany G., Bognar T. (Paradi)
ZTE: Louis Hinnant 20/6, Watson 9, Kaman 10/3, Kyle Wilson 15/6, Zoltan Trepak 16/3, Baki 2, Timberlake 5/3, Simon -, Toth 9, Gaspar 2, Coach: Volgyi Peter
Albacomp: Balazs Simon (188-G-80, agency: Court Side) 16/3, Hanga 9/3, Velibor Radovic (202-F/G-72, agency: Beo Basket) 20/9, Michael Lee 20/6, Keller 7. Csere: Banks 4, Bdi 7/3, Farkas -, Toya 4, Madr -, Antal -.



A Division Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Winsome FRAZIER
  Falco
  (193-G/F-82)
  Avg: 23.5
 1. Frazier, Falco23.5 
 2. Doyne, Marso-Vagep21.5 
 3. Horvath, Falco21.3 
 4. Farmer, Debreceni21.0 
 5. Watson, ZTE K.19.9 
 6. Brooks, Soproni19.1 
 7. Rice, Szolnok18.9 
 8. Walker, Dombovar18.4 
 9. Sitku, Marso-Vagep18.0 
 10. Lee, Albacomp17.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ousmanne BARRO
  Szolnok
  (208-F-84)
  Avg: 11.7
 1. Barro, Szolnok11.7 
 2. Horvath, Falco10.4 
 3. Davis, Salgotarjani9.5 
 4. Scott, Kormend8.5 
 5. Knight, Soproni8.1 
 6. David Vay, PVSK P.7.3 
 7. Wilson, ZTE K.7.3 
 8. Nuhanovic, Debre.6.7 
 9. Clark, Atomeromu6.7 
 10. Lee, Albacomp6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Laszlo KALMAN
  Falco
  (186-G-72)
  Avg: 8.2
 1. Kalman, Falco8.2 
 2. Simon, Albacomp6.8 
 3. Kelley, Szolnok6.3 
 4. Hinnant, ZTE K.6.0 
 5. Savic, Debreceni5.9 
 6. English, Atomeromu4.9 
 7. LaGrange, Dombovar4.7 
 8. Thomas, Kormend4.7 
 9. Dejon, Kaposvari4.7 
 10. Fodor, Szolnok4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Gytis SIRUTAVIACIUS
  Salgotarjani
  (195-F-83)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Sirutaviaciu., Salgot.3.7 
 2. Frazier, Falco3.7 
 3. Lee, Albacomp3.0 
 4. Dejon, Kaposvari2.9 
 5. Wittmann, Kecsk.2.7 
 6. Clark, Atomeromu2.6 
 7. English, Atomeromu2.6 
 8. LaGrange, Dombovar2.3 
 9. Toya, Albacomp2.3 
 10. Cubela, Dombovar2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 DuJuan WILEY
  Marso-Vagep
  (206-C-75)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Wiley, Marso-Vagep1.6 
 2. Hendlein, Kaposvari1.5 
 3. Clark, Atomeromu1.4 
 4. Barro, Szolnok1.3 
 5. Walker, Dombovar1.1 
 6. David Vay, PVSK P.1.1 
 7. Nuhanovic, Debre.1.1 
 8. Scott, Kormend1.0 
 9. Sitku, Marso-Vagep1.0 
 10. Horvath, Falco1.0 


Standings - A Division
A Division Standings
 1. ZTE KK 23-1 
 2. Szolnok 18-6 
 3. Kormend 18-7 
 4. Atomeromu 17-7 
 5. Albacomp 14-9 
 6. Falco 14-11 
 7. Soproni 13-12 
 8. Kecskemeti 12-12 
 9. Kaposvari 11-13 
 10. Dombovar 9-15 
 11. Marso-Vagep 9-15 
 12. PVSK Pannon 9-15 
 13. Salgotarjani 3-21 
 14. Debreceni 1-27 


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Play-offs - by Siggi Hjorleifsson
Njardvik started with a good away win against Stjarnan 64-76.
With good zone defense team contrelled the game from beginning.
Justin Shouse was kept down from his normal numbers.
Johann Olafsson 21. Nick Bradford 13 for Njardvik. Jovan Zdravevski 20 Justin Shouse 16 for Stjarnan.
Not the first time Grindavik throw away a game that was in their hand and leading by as many as 15 points in beginning of fourth quarter but loosing on the last minute 94-95
Hlynur Baeringsson (200-F-82) 24 + 15 rebs Sean Burton & Sigurdur Thorvaldsson 18 for Snaefell.
Brenton Birmingham 26 for Grindavik.



Stats Leaders (Men)
Points Per Game
 Richard WILLIAMS
  FSU
  (178-G-)
  Avg: 27.5
 1. Williams, FSU27.5 
 2. Isom, Tindastoll26.0 
 3. Dabney, Hamar25.4 
 4. Valdimarsson, Ham.25.0 
 5. Shouse, Stjarnan23.9 
 6. Smith, Fjolnir23.6 
 7. Caird, FSU21.8 
 8. Burton, Snaefell21.2 
 9. Burns, Keflavik21.2 
 10. Zdravevski, Stjar.20.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Hlynur BAERINGSSON
  Snaefell
  (200-F-82)
  Avg: 14.7
 1. Baeringsson, Snaefell14.7 
 2. Smith, Fjolnir12.0 
 3. Ermolinskij, KR11.6 
 4. Pantelic, Stjarnan11.1 
 5. Clark, Keflavik10.8 
 6. Caldwell, Breidablik10.0 
 7. Visockis, Tindastoll9.9 
 8. Daanish, Tindastoll9.4 
 9. Stefansson, UMFN9.4 
 10. Helgason, Stjarnan8.7 
Assists Per Game
 Pavel ERMOLINSKIJ
  KR
  (202-G/F-87)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Ermolinskij, KR9.3 
 2. Isom, Tindastoll8.5 
 3. Burton, Snaefell8.0 
 4. Steinarsson, Fjolnir7.6 
 5. Jonsson, Grindavik7.1 
 6. Shouse, Stjarnan5.6 
 7. Dabney, Hamar5.5 
 8. Inge, KR5.2 
 9. Vilhjalmsson, Kefla.5.1 
 10. Bradford, UMFN4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Semaj INGE
  KR
  (193-G-87)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Inge, KR3.4 
 2. Isom, Tindastoll2.9 
 3. Williams, FSU2.8 
 4. Dabney, Hamar2.7 
 5. Bradford, UMFN2.5 
 6. Vilhjalmsson, Kefla.2.5 
 7. Ermolinskij, KR2.3 
 8. Clark, Keflavik2.3 
 9. Hafsteinsson, Kefla.2.2 
 10. Shouse, Stjarnan2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Christopher SMITH
  Fjolnir
  (198-F-82)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Smith, Fjolnir3.1 
 2. Pantelic, Stjarnan2.7 
 3. Nathanaelsso., Ham.1.7 
 4. Stefansson, UMFN1.7 
 5. Clark, Keflavik1.6 
 6. Daanish, Tindastoll1.4 
 7. Inge, KR1.3 
 8. Caldwell, Breidablik1.3 
 9. Baeringsson, Snaefell1.3 
 10. Thorsteinsso., Kefla.1.3 


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  ITALY   


Standings - Lega 2
Lega2 Standings
 1. Banco Sard. 18-7 
 2. Enel Brindisi 18-7 
 3. Trenkwalder 16-9 
 4. Fastweb CM 15-10 
 5. Prima Veroli 15-10 
 6. Snaidero UD 14-11 
 7. Miro Radici VI 14-11 
 8. Carmatic PT 13-12 
 9. Aget IM 12-13 
 10. UCC Casalpus. 11-14 
 11. Basket Crabs 11-14 
 12. Fileni Jesi 10-15 
 13. Harem SC 10-15 
 14. Umana Reyer 9-16 
 15. Edimes PV 8-17 
 16. A.B. Latina 6-19 


SerieA Round: 23 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Sigma Coat. - Vanoli CR 91-72
Montegranaro eased past Vanoli Cremona as Antonio Maestranzi (178-G-84, college: N.Illinois) notched 15 points. Dejan Ivanov contributed 13 points for the hosts as they improved at 16-7 record. Troy Bell answered with 24 points for Cremona.

Montepaschi - Air AV 91-74
Montepaschi earned the 22nd win in the season. They beat Air Avellino in Siena as David Hawkins (193-G-82, agency: Buck Andre, college: Temple) scored 22 points. Nikolaos Zisis notched 17 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. DeMarcus Nelson responded with 19 points for Air Avellino.

Benetton TV - NSB Napoli 169-29
Benetton thrashed Napoli in Treviso. Donatas Motiejunas (213-C-90, agency: Interperformances) scored 32 points, grabbed 21 boards and made 6 steals to lead the home team. Augustin Fabi added 31 points and 11 rebounds for the hosts. Riccardo Ciavarroni replied with 12 points for Napoli.

Carife FE - Cimberio VA 77-60
Carife Ferrara thumped Cimberio Varese as Valerio Spinelli (184-G-79) and Sharrod Ford scored 17 points apiece. Daniel Farabello and Luke Jackson added 9 points each in the win. Giacomo Galanda had 14 points and 6 boards for Varese.

Banca Tercas - Angelico BI 78-71
Banca Tercas posted the tenth win in the season edging Angelico Biella at home court. Jesse Young (207-C-80, college: George Mason) notched 20 points and 7 rebounds to lead Teramo. Valerio Amoroso and Drake Diener contributed 14 points each for the winners. Peitro Aradori answered with 17 points for Angelico Biella.

NGC Cantu - Lottomatica 79-61
NGC Cantu held off Lottomatica at home court. Nicolas Mazzarino (181-G-75, agency: Players Group) scored 18 points, grabbed 5 boards and issued 4 assists for NGC Cantu. Maarten Leunen added 14 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Kennedy Winston responded with 14 points for Lottomatica.

Pepsi Caserta - CS Bologna 67-74
Canadian Solar Bologna climbed in the third spot in the standings as they toppled Pepsi Caserta on the road. Petteri Koponen (193-G-88) accounted for 21 points in the win. Diego Fajardo added 15 points for the visitors. Jumaine Jones answered with 17 points for Pepsi Juvecaserta.



Standings - SerieA
SerieA Standings
 1. Montepaschi 22-1 
 2. Sigma Coat. 16-7 
 3. CS Bologna 15-8 
 4. Pepsi Caserta 15-8 
 5. Armani MI 14-8 
 6. NGC Cantu 14-9 
 7. Lottomatica 12-11 
 8. Air AV 12-11 
 9. Benetton TV 11-12 
 10. Cimberio VA 10-13 
 11. Banca Tercas 10-13 
 12. Angelico BI 9-14 
 13. Vanoli CR 8-15 
 14. Carife FE 8-15 
 15. Scavolini PS 7-15 
 16. NSB Napoli 0-23 


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. Aradori, Angelico.16.9 
 4. Jackson, Carife FE16.7 
 5. Ere, Pepsi Caserta16.6 
 6. Lavrinovic, Montepas.15.6 
 7. Hicks, Scavolini PS15.2 
 8. Brown, Air AV15.0 
 9. Bell, Vanoli CR14.7 
 10. Williams, Scavolin.14.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Greg BRUNNER
  Sigma Coat.
  (201-F-83)
  Avg: 10
 1. Brunner, Sigma C.10.0 
 2. Ford, Carife FE9.2 
 3. Wallace, Benetton.8.5 
 4. Troutman, Air AV8.3 
 5. Williams, Scavolin.7.9 
 6. Jones, Pepsi C.7.8 
 7. Pasco, Angelico BI7.2 
 8. Hall, Armani MI6.7 
 9. Ivanov, Sigma C.6.5 
 10. Brown, Vanoli CR6.1 
Assists Per Game
 Marques GREEN
  Scavolini PS
  (170-G-82)
  Avg: 5.2
 1. Green, Scavolini PS5.2 
 2. Brown, Air AV5.1 
 3. Smith, Angelico BI4.3 
 4. Poeta, Banca Tercas4.3 
 5. Finley, Armani MI4.1 
 6. McIntyre, Montepas.4.1 
 7. Childress, Cimberio.4.0 
 8. Becirovic, Armani M.4.0 
 9. Rowland, Vanoli CR3.6 
 10. Kus, Benetton TV3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Marques GREEN
  Scavolini PS
  (170-G-82)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Green, Scavolini PS3.4 
 2. Jaaber, Lottomat.3.1 
 3. Rowland, Vanoli CR2.9 
 4. Troutman, Air AV2.8 
 5. Hawkins, Montepas.2.5 
 6. Minard, Lottomat.2.4 
 7. Ere, Pepsi Caserta2.3 
 8. Grundy, Carife FE2.3 
 9. Jones, Pepsi C.2.3 
 10. Farabello, Carife F.2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Sharrod FORD
  Carife FE
  (206-F-82)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Ford, Carife FE3.3 
 2. Eze, Montepaschi1.4 
 3. Crosariol, Lottomat.1.2 
 4. Szewczyk, Air AV1.0 
 5. Pasco, Angelico BI1.0 
 6. Lavrinovic, Montepas.0.9 
 7. Maggioli, CS Bo.0.9 
 8. Traylor, NSB Napoli0.9 
 9. Nicevic, Benetton.0.9 
 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 IM22.5 
 3. Goss, Scafati .21.3 
 4. Forte, Edimes PV20.5 
 5. Kemp, Banco Sard.20.0 
 6. Slay, Carmatic PT19.8 
 7. Adams, Fileni Jesi19.4 
 8. Crispin, Enel B.19.0 
 9. Hines, Prima Veroli18.6 
 10. Thomas, Enel Brindisi18.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ndudi EBI
  Riviera Solare
  (206-F-84)
  Avg: 14.1
 1. Ebi, Riviera Solare14.1 
 2. Boykin, Edimes PV10.5 
 3. Waleskowski, Fileni J.10.0 
 4. Chiacig, Scafati .8.6 
 5. Ezugwu, Aget IM8.6 
 6. Hines, Prima Veroli8.2 
 7. Thomas, Enel Brindisi8.1 
 8. Brkic, Snaidero UD7.7 
 9. Missere, A.B. L.7.5 
 10. George, Fastweb CM7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Marcus HATTEN
  UCC Casalpus.
  (186-G-80)
  Avg: 4.6
 1. Hatten, UCC C.4.6 
 2. Rowe, Banco Sard.4.4 
 3. Levin, Fastweb CM4.4 
 4. Forte, Edimes PV4.1 
 5. Nissim, Prima Veroli4.1 
 6. Brown, Snaidero UD4.0 
 7. Young, Edimes PV3.4 
 8. Bertolazzi, Miro R.3.2 
 9. Eldridge, A.B. L.3.1 
 10. Garris, Umana R.3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Joseph FORTE
  Edimes PV
  (193-G-81)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Forte, Edimes PV3.5 
 2. Hines, Prima Veroli3.4 
 3. Goss, Scafati .3.2 
 4. Hatten, UCC C.3.2 
 5. Ebi, Riviera Solare3.0 
 6. Young, Edimes PV2.9 
 7. Draper, Prima Veroli2.8 
 8. Boyette, Miro R.2.7 
 9. Bennerman, Rivier.2.6 
 10. Rowe, Banco Sard.2.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Chris PEARSON
  Miro Radici VI
  (207-C-79)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Pearson, Miro R.2.1 
 2. Ostler, UCC C.2.0 
 3. Ebi, Riviera Solare1.8 
 4. Di Giuliomar., Umana R.1.7 
 5. Hines, Prima Veroli1.4 
 6. Bryan, Enel Brindisi1.0 
 7. Boykin, Fileni Jesi1.0 
 8. Melli, Trenkwalder1.0 
 9. Hubalek, Banco S.0.9 
 10. Brkic, Snaidero UD0.9 


Lega2 Round: 25 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Trenkwalder - Enel Brindisi 72-77
Enel Brindisi earned the 18th win in the season as they shot down Trenkwalder away from home. Luca Infante (204-F/C-82) netted 15 points to pace the winners. Joseph Crispin added 14 points for Enel Brindisi. Giorgio Boscagin responded with 17 points for Trenkwalder.

Umana Reyer - Carmatic PT 80-76
Umana Reyer registered the 9th win at the tournament as they prevailed against Carmatic Pistoia. Alvin Young (191-F-75, college: Niagara) scored 17 points to lead Venezia. Rodolfo Rombaldoni added 16 points in the victory. Tamar Slay answered with 29 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists for Carmatic Pistoia.

Aget IM - A.B. Latina 84-76
Aget Imola held off A.B. Latina as Trent Whiting (185-G-76, college: BYU) accounted for 29 points, 6 boards and 6 assists. Robert Vaden netted 19 points in the winning effort. Courtney Eldridge replied with 21 points and 5 assists for A.B. Latina.

Miro Radici VI - UCC Casalpus. 90-82
Vigevano prevailed against UCC Casalpusterlengo at home court. Jason Williams (197-G/F-83, college: UTEP) unloaded 27 points, grabbed 15 boards and issued 4 assists for the hosts. Jermaine Boyette contributed 21 points for Vigevano. Troy Ostler responded with 23 points and 7 caroms for UCC Casalpusterlengo

Prima Veroli - Fastweb CM 77-78
Tommaso Fantoni (203-F-85, agency: Players Group) scored 24 points and grabbed 8 rebounds to lead Fastweb Casale to a narrow road win against Prima Veroli. Jarrius Jackson added 18 points in the victory. Kyle Hines answered with 19 points for Prima Veroli.

Edimes PV - Fileni Jesi 78-79
Fileni Jesi nipped Pavia away from home. Roberto Gabini (198-F-75, agency: Interperformances) accounted for 22 points in the win. Tommy Adams added 21 points as Fileni Jesi improved at 10-15 record. Ruben Boykin nailed 22 points and grabbed 8 rebounds for Pavia.

Snaidero UD - Riviera Solare 79-71
Snaidero Udine held off Rimini Crabs for the 14th victory. CC Harrison (194-G-76, agency: Court Side, college: N.Carolina St.) provided 22 points to lead the charge. Demetric Bennett added 15 points in the win. Carlton Myers answered with 16 points for Rimini Crabs. Ndudi Ebi finished with 12 points and 12 boards in defeat.

Scafati Basket - Banco Sard. 101-73
Scafati Basket eased past Banco Di Sardegna. Rick Apodaca (192-G-80, agency: World Sport Agency, college: Hofstra) scored 19 points to lead the effort. Phil Goss added 17 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists in the victory. Manuel Vanuzzo accounted for 22 points for Banco Di Sardegna.



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JBL Round 42. The End of the Regular Season - by Eurobasket News
Mitsubishi - Panasonic 66-80
Panasonic won over Mitsubishi 80:66 to finish the Regular Season with 25-17 record. Hiroyuki Kinoshita (178-G-80) top-scored for the winners with 21 points and Nagayama Makoto nailed 16. Hale Ron responded with 25 points and 11 rebounds in defeat.

Tochigi Brex - Hitachi S. 68-59
Tochigi Brex overame Hitachi 68:59 as both teams made it to the Play-offs. Takuya Kawamura (191-G-86) paced all the winners with 16 points, while Merritt Scott collected 14 points and 14 boards. Rice Lamar delivered 18 points in the losing effort.

Toshiba - Toyota 88-76
Toshiba rolled over Toyota 88:76 in the last game for each team at the Regular Season. Cory Violette (203-C/F-82, college: Gonzaga) stepped up with 20 points and Kikuchi Shohei delivered 14. O'Bannon Charles responded with 22 points and 13 rebounds in defeat.

Hokkaido - Aishin 80-63
Hokkaido stun Aishin 80:63 however the latter won the Regular Season with 31-11 record. Orimo Takehiko paced all the winners with 17 points, while Sakurai Ryota and Yamada Daiji added 13 apiece. J.R. Sakuragi (206-C-76, college: UCLA) answered with 16 points for the league-leaders.



Stats Leaders - JBL Superleague
Points Per Game
 Takuya KAWAMURA
  Tochigi Brex
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 20.6
 1. Kawamura, Tochigi .20.6 
 2. Sakuragi, Aishin17.3 
 3. Kinoshita, Panasonic16.9 
 4. Takeuchi, Aishin15.8 
 5. Hale, Mitsubishi15.6 
 6. Takeuchi, Hitachi S.15.6 
 7. Brown, Toyota15.5 
 8. O''Bannon, Toyota15.5 
 9. Orimo, Hokkaido14.7 
 10. Okosa, Tochigi Brex14.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kosuke TAKEUCHI
  Aishin
  (205-C/F-85)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Takeuchi, Aishin11.5 
 2. Takeuchi, Hitachi S.11.3 
 3. Dawson, Mitsubishi9.7 
 4. Violette, Toshiba8.9 
 5. Maraker, Hokkaido8.7 
 6. Merritt, Tochigi Brex8.3 
 7. Aono, Panasonic7.9 
 8. Okosa, Tochigi Brex7.9 
 9. Hale, Mitsubishi7.7 
 10. Sakuragi, Aishin7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Hiroyuki KINOSHITA
  Panasonic
  (178-G-80)
  Avg: 4
 1. Kinoshita, Panasonic4.0 
 2. Sakurai, Hokkaido3.8 
 3. Kashiwagi, Aishin3.8 
 4. Tabuse, Tochigi .3.5 
 5. Sato, Hitachi S.3.3 
 6. Sakuragi, Aishin3.3 
 7. Igarashi, Toyota3.1 
 8. Takeuchi, Hitachi S.3.1 
 9. Ishizaki, Toshiba2.9 
 10. Yamada, Hokkaido2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Toshihiro SATO
  Hitachi S.
  (176-G-80)
  Avg: 3
 1. Sato, Hitachi S.3.0 
 2. Kashiwagi, Aishin2.0 
 3. Tabuse, Tochigi .1.8 
 4. Dawson, Mitsubishi1.7 
 5. Tanaka, Tochigi .1.4 
 6. Kinoshita, Panasonic1.4 
 7. Kawamura, Tochigi .1.3 
 8. Selvy, Aishin1.3 
 9. Igarashi, Toyota1.3 
 10. Hale, Mitsubishi1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Kosuke TAKEUCHI
  Aishin
  (205-C/F-85)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Takeuchi, Aishin1.9 
 2. Takeuchi, Hitachi S.1.4 
 3. Dawson, Mitsubishi1.2 
 4. Maraker, Hokkaido1.0 
 5. Gross, Aishin0.9 
 6. Merritt, Tochigi Brex0.9 
 7. Honeycutt, Panas.0.9 
 8. Arao, Toyota0.7 
 9. Kuwahara, Toshiba0.6 
 10. Hale, Mitsubishi0.6 


Standings - JBL
JBL Standings
 1. Aishin 31-11 
 2. Tochigi Brex 27-15 
 3. Panasonic 25-17 
 4. Hitachi S. 23-19 
 5. Toshiba 22-20 
 6. Toyota 20-22 
 7. Hokkaido 12-30 
 8. Mitsubishi 8-34 


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  JORDAN   


CBA Playoffs: Zaid Abbaas Stays High - by Omar Shafaamri
(Amman, Jo-basket.com)
Abbaas Zaid (203-F-83) came up with a fine level today when he was part of Shanghai Sharks success to snatch the lead 2-1 over Liaoning Panpan 89-73 in the Quarter-Finals of the Chinese CBA playoffs.

Eighteen points, eight rebounds, three steals and one assist were enough for Abbaas to guarantee the win for his teammates, John Lucas added thirty points and four assists for the winners, While the American power forward Carlos Powell led the losers with 19 points.

The Sharks will need to win their next game of the series on the 31st of April in order to proceed to the Semi-Finals to meet the winner from Quandong and Bayi, While the loss will lead them to an additional game on the 2nd of April.


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  LATVIA   


LBL Standing
LBL Standings
 1. Barons 17-4 
 2. Valmiera 9-11 
 3. Liepaja 9-11 
 4. VEF Riga 7-2 
 5. Ventspils 6-4 
 6. Zemgale 3-19 
 7. Keizarmezs 0-18 


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Daviin DAVIS
  Valmiera
  (193-F-85)
  Avg: 17.8
 1. Davis, Valmiera17.8 
 2. Efejuku, Barons17.4 
 3. Timermanis, Barons17.3 
 4. Gulbis, Zemgale16.6 
 5. Silavs, Keizarmezs16.3 
 6. Kojenets, Liepaja15.9 
 7. Valeika, Valmiera15.1 
 8. Kisielius, Liepaja14.6 
 9. Bergmanis, Zemgale14.0 
 10. Zakis, Ventspils13.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Arturas VALEIKA
  Valmiera
  (206-F-85)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Valeika, Valmiera10.5 
 2. Kojenets, Liepaja7.6 
 3. Zorin, Barons6.8 
 4. Renfroe, VEF Riga6.1 
 5. Silavs, Keizarmezs6.0 
 6. Cipruss, Valmiera5.6 
 7. Rozitis, Zemgale5.6 
 8. Zakis, Ventspils5.3 
 9. Gulbis, Zemgale5.2 
 10. Davis, Valmiera5.0 
Assists Per Game
 Alex RENFROE
  VEF Riga
  (190-G-86)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Renfroe, VEF Riga6.8 
 2. Silavs, Keizarmezs5.6 
 3. Jeromanovs, Liepa.4.7 
 4. Sirsnins, Barons3.9 
 5. Strelnieks, Ventspils3.4 
 6. Vilums, Liepaja3.3 
 7. Bergmanis, Zemgale3.1 
 8. Bertans, Ventspils2.5 
 9. Efejuku, Barons2.4 
 10. Valeika, Valmiera2.4 
Steals Per Game
 Rinalds SIRSNINS
  Barons
  (186-G-85)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Sirsnins, Barons2.4 
 2. Silavs, Keizarmezs2.2 
 3. Renfroe, VEF Riga2.2 
 4. Bertans, Ventspils2.1 
 5. Osins, Keizarmezs2.0 
 6. Strelnieks, Ventspils1.7 
 7. Davis, Valmiera1.6 
 8. Vilums, Liepaja1.5 
 9. Vitols, Barons1.4 
 10. Kravalis, Keizarmezs1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Daviin DAVIS
  Valmiera
  (193-F-85)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Davis, Valmiera1.4 
 2. Rozitis, Zemgale1.3 
 3. Cresnar, Valmiera1.0 
 4. Zorin, Barons0.8 
 5. Nelyubov, VEF Riga0.6 
 6. Blaus, Ventspils0.5 
 7. Bambis, Zemgale0.5 
 8. Valeika, Valmiera0.5 
 9. Malahovskis, Valmiera0.4 
 10. Timermanis, Barons0.4 


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Stats Leaders - LKL
Points Per Game
 Valdas DABKUS
  Rudupis
  (204-F-84)
  Avg: 20.9
 1. Dabkus, Rudupis20.9 
 2. Aleksandrova., Alytus A.19.6 
 3. Kazevicius, Alytus A.19.5 
 4. Sirvydis, Sakalai18.6 
 5. Janavicius, Aisciai16.6 
 6. Kelys, Perlas16.1 
 7. Kuzminskas, Siauliai16.1 
 8. Gvezdauskas, Nevez.16.1 
 9. Kieza, Suduva15.3 
 10. Bjelica, Lietuvos.14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Egidijus DIMSA
  Nevezis
  (205-C-85)
  Avg: 9.5
 1. Dimsa, Nevezis9.5 
 2. Kieza, Suduva8.6 
 3. Vilkius, Neptunas7.5 
 4. Valanciunas, Perlas7.5 
 5. Tatarunas, Alytus A.7.4 
 6. Valukonis, Aisciai7.3 
 7. Dabkus, Rudupis7.3 
 8. Cepukaitis, Aisciai7.2 
 9. Silinskis, Nevezis7.1 
 10. Janisius, Suduva6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Tomas GAIDAMAVICIUS
  Juventus
  (191-G-82)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Gaidamaviciu., Juven.6.4 
 2. Viskontas, Perlas5.7 
 3. Broadus, Suduva5.5 
 4. Low, Siauliai5.1 
 5. Ginevicius, Lietuv.4.7 
 6. Popovic, Lietuvos.4.6 
 7. Ezerskis, Techasas4.6 
 8. Kelys, Perlas4.5 
 9. Janavicius, Aisciai4.5 
 10. Maceina, Rudupis4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Andrius ALEKSANDROVAS
  Alytus Alita
  (197-G-86)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Aleksandrova., Alytus A.2.5 
 2. Popovic, Lietuvos.2.3 
 3. Ginevicius, Lietuv.2.2 
 4. Kelys, Perlas2.2 
 5. Valukonis, Aisciai2.2 
 6. Vileita, Rudupis2.1 
 7. Jomantas, Lietuv.2.1 
 8. Capin, Zalgiris2.1 
 9. Lipkevicius, Aisciai2.0 
 10. Low, Siauliai1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Aurimas KIEZA
  Keravnos
  (202-F-82)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Kieza, Suduva2.7 
 2. Silinskis, Nevezis2.6 
 3. Begic, Zalgiris1.8 
 4. Valanciunas, Perlas1.5 
 5. Valanciunas, Lietuv.1.3 
 6. Cepukaitis, Aisciai1.2 
 7. Volkus, Techasas1.1 
 8. Zyle, Aisciai1.1 
 9. Tatarunas, Alytus A.1.1 
 10. Leonavicius, Sakalai0.9 


LKL Round: 29 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Nevezis - Suduva 96-92
Nevezis held off Suduva as Darius Gvezdauskas (191-G-88) scored 30 points. Egidijus Dimsa added 18 points and 14 rebounds to lead the home team to the 6th win in the season. Nerijus Varnelis responded with 29 points and 10 rebounds for Suduva.

Sakalai - Aisciai 106-103
Virginijus Sirvydis (196-G/F-73) notched 30 points, 10 assists and 7 rebounds to pace Sakalai past Aisciai in overtime. Laurynas Samenas netted 27 points as Sakalai improved at 8-14 record. Osvaldas Matulionis knocked down 21 points for Aisciai as they suffered the 18th loss in the tournament.

Juventus - Lietuvos Rytas 77-93
Lietuvos Rytas cruised past Juventus away from home. Martynas Gecevicius (193-G-88) nailed 27 points, dished out 7 assists and grabbed 4 boards to lead the visitors. Aron Baynes contributed 26 points for Lietuvos Rytas. Tomas Gaidamavicius and Jonas Elvikis answered with 17 points each for Juventus.

Zalgiris - Techasas 98-56
Zalgiris eased past Techasas in Kaunas. Mantas Kalnietis (196-G-86, agency: Interperformances) fired 18 points for the hosts. Aleksandar Capin tossed in 16 points in the victory. Karolis Petrukonis and Laimonas Lukosevicius responded with 14 poins each in defeat.

Zalgiris - Neptunas 82-66
Martynas Pocius (196-G-86, agency: Interperformances, college: Duke) nailed 18 points to lead Zalgiris past Neptunas. Travis Watson contributed 11 points in the winning effort. Julius Zurna answered with 19 points and 6 steals for Neptunas.



Standings - LKL
LKL Standings
 1. Zalgiris 21-1 
 2. Lietuvos Rytas 21-1 
 3. Siauliai 16-5 
 4. Juventus 12-10 
 5. Rudupis 11-11 
 6. Techasas 11-12 
 7. Neptunas 11-12 
 8. Perlas 10-13 
 9. Sakalai 8-14 
 10. Suduva 8-15 
 11. Nevezis 6-16 
 12. Alytus Alita 5-17 
 13. Aisciai 5-18 


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Standings
Diekirch Standings
1-6 places
 1. Etzella 19-4 
 2. T71 19-5 
 3. Sparta 17-6 
 4. Amicale 17-7 
 5. Contern 13-11 
 6. Musel Pikes 9-15 
7-10 places
 1. Residence 11-12 
 2. Soleuvre 8-15 
 3. BBC Nitia 2-21 
 4. Racing 2-21 


Scoring Leaders - DBBL
Points Per Game
 Marcus KENNEDY
  Residence
  (193-F-84)
  Avg: 29.7
 1. Kennedy, Residence29.7 
 2. Crawford, Soleuvre27.8 
 3. Largent, Racing27.7 
 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. Walters, Musel Pikes11.6 
 5. Kennedy, Residence11.3 
 6. DePree, Amicale10.4 
 7. Crawford, Soleuvre10.1 
 8. Grant, Sparta9.3 
 9. Stephens, T718.8 
 10. Gindt, Racing8.6 
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, Racing3.2 
 5. Schmit, Musel Pikes2.9 
 6. Rajniak, T712.8 
 7. Schwartz, Musel P.2.8 
 8. Ruffato, T712.8 
 9. Mangen, Residence2.6 
 10. Mertz, Soleuvre2.5 
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. Stephens, T711.8 
 7. Delgado, Etzella1.8 
 8. Schumacher, T711.7 
 9. Jeitz, Contern1.7 
 10. Smith, Sparta1.6 
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. Schwartz, Musel P.0.5 
 8. Abdiu, Residence0.5 
 9. Albaladejo, Etzella0.5 
 10. Zianveni, Amicale0.5 


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Standings - CIBACOPA
CIBACOPA Standings
Northern Division
 1. Nogales 7-3 
 2. Cananea 7-3 
 3. Bomberos de M. 6-4 
 4. Hermosillo 5-5 
 5. Guaymas 5-5 
 6. Tijuana Z. 0-10 
Southern Division
 1. Los Mochis 7-3 
 2. Culiacan 7-3 
 3. Mazatlan 6-4 
 4. Cd Obregon 4-6 
 5. Guasave 4-6 
 6. Tepic 2-8 


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Salem Stampede wins first official game - by Gianni Pascucci
The Stampede backed Pre-Season rating in 10 point win over Seattle in the NABL inaugural game Saturday night 113 to 103, in front of an excited crowd at The Hoop. The night was bright and Pro Basketball was buzzing all around Salem as both teams played an old fashioned basketball game. Seattle jumped out to a 6-4 lead and looked well in control before Salem surged ahead and never locked back. As soon as the Stampede would push the score above double digits Seattle would come roaring back. Seattle was lead by Rashad Powell (6'6''-G-81, college: Idaho) who scored a game high 29 points and added 11 rebounds. Chris Keller (6'5''-F-84, college: Northwest) added 16 at the losing side, while Jeremiah Dominguez (5'6''-G-85, college: Portland St.) and Antone Jarrell (6'7''-F, college: Portland St.) combined for 42 points and were the one two punch that helped Salem to the win.

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Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 LeBron JAMES
  Cleveland C.
  (203-F-84)
  Avg: 29.8
 1. James, Clevelan.29.8 
 2. Durant, Oklah.Ci.29.6 
 3. Anthony, Denver N.28.9 
 4. Bryant, LA Lakers27.1 
 5. Wade, Miami Heat26.4 
 6. Ellis, Golde S.25.5 
 7. Nowitzki, Dallas M.24.5 
 8. Granger, Indiana P.24.0 
 9. Bosh, Toronto R.23.8 
 10. Stoudemire, Phoeni.22.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dwight HOWARD
  Orlando M.
  (207-F-85)
  Avg: 13.3
 1. Howard, Orlando M.13.3 
 2. Camby, LA Clippers12.1 
 3. Lee, New York K.11.9 
 4. Randolph, Memph.11.8 
 5. Boozer, Utah Jazz11.1 
 6. Bosh, Toronto R.11.0 
 7. Gasol, LA Lakers10.9 
 8. Love, Minnesota T.10.9 
 9. Noah, Chicago B.10.7 
 10. Wallace, Charlotte B.10.4 
Assists Per Game
 Steve NASH
  Phoenix Suns
  (190-G-74)
  Avg: 11.1
 1. Nash, Phoenix Suns11.1 
 2. Paul, N.Orleans H.10.8 
 3. Williams, Utah Jazz10.4 
 4. Rondo, Boston C.9.8 
 5. Kidd, Dallas M.9.2 
 6. James, Clevelan.8.6 
 7. Davis, LA Clippers7.9 
 8. Westbrook, Oklah..7.9 
 9. Arenas, Washingt.7.2 
 10. Harris, New J.6.9 
Steals Per Game
 Rajon RONDO
  Boston C.
  (186-G-86)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Rondo, Boston C.2.4 
 2. Ellis, Golde S.2.3 
 3. Paul, N.Orleans H.2.2 
 4. Wade, Miami Heat1.9 
 5. Jackson, Charlott.1.8 
 6. Curry, Golde S.1.8 
 7. Kidd, Dallas M.1.8 
 8. Ariza, Houston R.1.8 
 9. Davis, LA Clippers1.7 
 10. Iguodala, Philadel.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. Haywood, Washingt.2.1 
 4. Camby, LA Clippers2.0 
 5. Smith, Atlanta H.2.0 
 6. Andersen, Denver N.1.9 
 7. Dalembert, Philad.1.9 
 8. Perkins, Boston C.1.8 
 9. Lopez, New J.1.8 
 10. Gasol, LA Lakers1.7 


Standings
NBA Standings
Eastern Conference
Atlantic Div.
 1. Boston C. 47-26 
 2. Toronto R. 35-37 
 3. New York K. 26-46 
 4. Philadelph.76 26-47 
 5. New Jersey N. 9-64 
Central Div.
 1. Cleveland C. 58-16 
 2. Milwaukee B. 40-32 
 3. Chicago B. 35-38 
 4. Indiana P. 27-47 
 5. Detroit P. 23-50 
Southeast Div.
 1. Orlando M. 52-22 
 2. Atlanta H. 47-26 
 3. Miami Heat 40-34 
 4. Charlotte B. 38-34 
 5. Washington W. 21-51 
Western Conference
Northwest Div.
 1. Utah Jazz 48-26 
 2. Denver N. 48-26 
 3. Portland TB 45-29 
 4. Oklah.City T. 44-28 
 5. Minnesota T. 14-60 
Pacific Div.
 1. LA Lakers 54-19 
 2. Phoenix Suns 47-26 
 3. LA Clippers 27-46 
 4. Sacramento K. 24-50 
 5. Golde State W. 21-52 
Southwest Div.
 1. Dallas M. 48-25 
 2. San Antonio S. 44-28 
 3. Memphis G. 38-35 
 4. Houston R. 36-36 
 5. N.Orleans H. 34-40 


Saturday's games (5) review - by Eurobasket News
Dallas M. - Golde State W. 111-90
Rodrigue Beaubois (6'1''-G-88, agency: Court Side) made up for lost time Saturday night and made a strong case for more playing time, scoring a career-high 40 points in the Mavericks' 111-90 victory over the Golden State Warriors. Shawn Marion (6'7''-F-78, college: UNLV) and Caron Butler netted 18 and 14 points respectively. Corey Maggette replied with 21 pts and 5 rebs in defeat.

New Jersey N. - Chicago B. 83-106
Jannero Pargo (6'2''-G-79, agency: Priority Sports, college: Arkansas) scored a season-high 27 points, and Taj Gibson (6'9''-F-85, agency: Priority Sports, college: USC) had a career-high 22 points and added 13 rebounds to help the Bulls beat the Nets 106-83 on Saturday night. Brad Miller followed them with 14 points and 6 rebounds. Visitors got 16 pts and 6 boards from Terrence Williams.

Portland TB - N.Orleans H. 112-101
Brandon Roy (6'6''-G-84, college: Washington) scored 28 points on 12-of-14 shooting and the Portland Trail Blazers eliminated the New Orleans Hornets from playoff contention with a 112-101 victory Saturday night. LaMarcus Aldridge (6'11''-C-85, college: Texas) helped with 24 points and 5 rebounds. In the loosing squad, Darren Collison delivered 22 pts.

LA Lakers - Houston R. 109-101
Pau Gasol (7'0''-F/C-80) scored a season-high 30 points and the Lakers beat the short-handed Rockets 109-101. Houston, playing without Kevin Martin (6'7''-G/F-83, agency: Arik Krayn Services, college: W.Carolina) and Shane Battier, stayed with the Lakers early, but was simply outmanned and faded in its fourth consecutive loss. Kobe Bryant collected 17 points, 10 rebounds and 9 assists. The hosts got 28 points, 10 boards and 5 as from Luis Scola.

Utah Jazz - Washington W. 103-87
Mehmet Okur (6'11''-C/F-79) had 22 points and 11 rebounds, Deron Williams (6'3''-G-84, college: Illinois) added 20 points and 12 assists, and Carlos Boozer (6'10''-F/C-80, college: Duke) had 22 points and 10 rebounds in Utah's 103-87 victory over Washington on Saturday night. Andray Blacthe responded with 20 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists in loss.



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Junior Tall Blacks surrender against Greece - by Eurobasket News
Greece U18 - New Zealand U18 89:54
New Zealand Junior National Team has arrived to Europe for the series of friendly games. The Junior Tall Blacks landed in Athens and are scheduled to play three games against Greek counterparts. The first game was played yesterday with the Hellenes claiming a comfortable win.
Greece dominated the game right from the start. The hosts built a 22:15 lead ten minutes into the game. The hosts limited their opponents to just 11 points in the second frame and stretched their lead to as many as 19 points at halftime. Greece maintained the pressure and eased to a 26-point buffer heading into the fourth frame. New Zealand finally showed some strong opposition to the hosts in the fourth frame but still had no chance against Greece.
Spiros Motsenigos (194-G/F-92) scored 18 points to pace the home team. Linos-Spyridon Chrisikopoulos (205-F-92) added 13 points, while Thomas Tsalkitzis (190-G-92) contributed 12 points for the winners. Shaquille Hohipa-Wilson responded with 18 points for the Junior Tall Blacks. The teams will meet again tonight. New Zealand will play two more games against Greece before moving to Strasbourg for a two-game series versus France. Later New Zealand is slated to travel to Germany to take part at the Albert Schweitzer Tournament.



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PBBA Week V: Catholic Action Close, Islami Back, Ra'I Surprise, Sariyet OT, Ahli Importless-, Ibdaa Determined - by Tamara Awartani

Week Five continues with expected and unexpected results - mainly AlRa'I Saleh beating Terrasanta, and AlAhli beating Beit Jala

Catholic Action vs. Orthodox Thaqafi Beit Sahour 68 62
A close call for Catholic Action with a balanced game against Orthodox Thaqafi Beit Sahour being energized by their last win on Eibal, however, due to slight injuries and foul trouble another win wasnt achievable.
Both teams have similar skills amongst their players, quickness, shooters, and a tall import under basket. Catholic Action being led by its three main players
Shadi Bahnan (180-G-87), young Ibrahim Habash, Issa Qaraa (190-F-88) and their import Ty Brunson (203-F/C-80, college: Mass.-Lowell) giving them an edge under basket snatching most rebounds. Shadi known for his drives had several points, Ibrahim with several shots assisted by Ty Brunson's moves under basket also had a great dunk, Osama Khalayleh also had a role in scoring several shots and 3pointers.
On the other hand, Orthodox Thaqafi Beit Sahour depended on Maher Kassiss, Rami Salsa', Oday Hilal, Husam Kokali and
Andre Moss (201-F/C-84, college: Eckerd) under basket. Maher led his team with several drives, Rami and Oday with several 3pointers along with Sami Ibrahim, Husam snatched several rebounds along with Andre Moss with his inside and outside game scoring several points, however, the teams come back in the 2nd half wasnt enough to win the game.
14/16, 22/10, 18/16, 15/19

Islami Bethlehem vs. Orthodox Bethlehem 82 77
What a game, right from the start, it was point by point till the end, with each team needing to win the game, it was nice to watch different skills from our local and import players, having both teams balanced with their inside and outside players.
Islami had great teamwork, led by Hanna Sahwani who had great 3pointers, steals and several fastbreaks that gave Islami a lead assisted by Fares Swaiti who snatched several rebounds and had great moves under basket especially in the last seconds of the game, along with Basheer Shatara who had 2 right on time 3pointers along with good defense, while
Jamal Ward (198-F-79, agency: 011 Sports, college: Chattanooga) had a major role in winning the game, with his several and buzzer 3pointers and shots, numerous rebounds, assists, and amazing dunks that made everybody stand up and cheered.
However, Orthodox Bethlehem didnt let it go that easily, they played strong and showed great skill, led by Osama Abu Jaber with a number of shots and drives to the basket along with Khader Jackman while Ibrahim AlBandak played good under basket and Emad Abu Hamameh also had several points, moreover,
Tavaris Watts (203-F-85, college: UTEP) also helped his team with his assists, 3pointer, several shots and rebounds.
23/21,15/18, 27/22, 17/16

AlRa'I Saleh vs. Terrasanta Beit Hanina 90 - 82
Determination and passion is the address to this game! AlRa'I Saleh has proved it to all with his young players, you can win it if you really want it, that's the way they played throughout the game even with 16 points difference in the 1st quarter, they managed to come back leading the rest of the game.
AlRa'I Saleh player Nick Tuggle (198-G/F-84, college: E.Tenn.St.)
surely had his affect on his teammates, communicating and playing hard, with his several 3pointers, penetrations and assists, along with Abdel Qader Hijazi & Shadi Barahmeh's 3pointers, Qusai Anani who stood out with several shots and rebounds.
While Terrasanta Beit Hanina, the team that stood up against several well-known teams, lost focus and determination. Even with Peter Qandalaft 3 3pointers and shots scoring 26points, 2 assists & 4 steals,
Jeremy Schreiber (185-G-83, college: Webber) 3pointers and several shots scoring 22points with 9 assists and 3 steals, along with the help of Rafiq Nasrallah under basket snatching 23 rebounds scoring 21 points and Maurice Salman added 10 points, it wasnt enough to lead the game while Mathia Nassar's couldnt play due to injury that affected his team.
11/27, 24/21, 21/17, 34/17

Sariyyet Ramalla vs. Qalandia 108 105
3pointers savior of the game both teams had the advantage of good shooters on their teams that forced Overtime, but Sarriyet Ramallah had an edge in having good inside players as well.

Ibrahim Al Habash (194-F-75) as always leading Sarriyet Ramallah with his 3pointers and drives especially in the last minutes of the game along with Saleem Sakakini under basket, Jack Tannous, Jon Sa'adeh and Safwat alGhara also had a role with their penetrations and shots, along with Murad Abu Laban under basket and B.J. Benning (203-F-85, college: Lee) who had good moves under basket and several 3pointers in the last minutes of the game.
While Qalandia players
Jon Sheets (185-G-85, college: Maine) countless 3pointers, assists and penetrations assisted by Nizar Shehadeh & Adham AlJamzawi's shots and 3pointers along with Ahmad AlOmari who has great potential scoring several points in crucial times.
19/18, 25/19, 22/28, 25/24, 18/15

Ibdaa vs. Orthodox Ramallah 99 91
Everyone was just waiting thrilled for this game, as it was between the 2009 champ 'Ibdaa' and Orthodox Ramallah who were ready to switch that around. The game had its ups and downs, having gaps and close score at times especially at the end taking advantage of the foul trouble that also got
Iyad Yousef Abdalla (205-C-80) out of the game in the 4th quarter.
Ibdaa have done it yet again, the unstoppable dual impact,
Jimmy Williams (196-G-86, college: Alders.-Broad.) and Iyad Yousef Abdalla with their pick & roll, Jimmy had 32 points & 8 assists while Eyad had 22 points and several rebounds, Firas Shalan had good 3pointers, while Yahia Al Khatib (190-G-77) though injured had his touches in the game.
Orthodox Ramallah took their time in getting into the game, had a good comeback in the 2nd half but that wasnt enough to win the game, depending mainly on their import Nathan Fritsch who had several 3pointers & shots, along with Ghassan Elayyan, Ahmad Deeb, Ammar Jalaytah, and Nadeem Abdel Muhsen under basket who has great potential.
21/13, 21/18, 25/25, 32/35

Ahli vs. Orthodox Beit Jala 92 89
Yet another team with passion and determination to win the game even importless AlAhli while I wonder what is going wrong with Orthodox Beit Jala who have well-known players having lost 4games and won one till now while they took 2nd place in 2009.
Both teams had more of an outside game, foul trouble also played a role, AlAhli led by
Raed Diyab (184-G-74) with his several 3pointers and assists while Ismael Dweik (180-G-71) several 3pointers especially in the last minutes and Sameh Hdeib (191-C-81) shots had a major role in winning the game.
Orthodox Beit Jala depended on
Mike Grinder (191-G/F-80, college: Simpson (CA)) with his drives and both his and Kamal Mukarker several 3pointers and assists, Abdallah Adawi also had a role with this 3pointers while Raed Abu Rumman (188-F-81) had a good inside and outside game with his 3pointer.
20/20, 18/16, 19/21, 37/27

Week six starts today with an exciting game between De La Salle Jerusalem and Islami Bethlehem - make sure you share your vote on the poll.


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Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Larry AYUSO
  Capitanes
  (190-G-77)
  Avg: 22.3
 1. Ayuso, Capitanes22.3 
 2. Sherrill, Maryland.20.9 
 3. Bennett, Halifax R.20.6 
 4. Anderson, Manchest.19.8 
 5. Wise, Quebec K.19.7 
 6. Audet-Sow, Quebec K.19.1 
 7. Robinson, Buffa.18.9 
 8. Bronson, Manchest.18.4 
 9. Jackson, Vermo.18.3 
 10. Mouton, Maryland.18.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Eric CROOKSHANK
  Halifax R.
  (201-F-80)
  Avg: 14.1
 1. Crookshank, Halif.14.1 
 2. Reyes, Capitanes13.8 
 3. Aubry, Capitanes13.2 
 4. Cunningham, Maryland.10.2 
 5. Wise, Quebec K.9.5 
 6. Demasi, Vermont FH9.3 
 7. Ross, Buffalo S.8.8 
 8. Ocitti, Manchest.8.6 
 9. Bronson, Manchest.8.3 
 10. Johnson, Rocheste.8.2 
Assists Per Game
 Anthony ANDERSON
  Manchester M.
  (180-G-81)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Anderson, Manchest.6.8 
 2. Rodriguez, Capit.6.6 
 3. Ervin, Halifax R.6.1 
 4. Rice, Vermont FH6.1 
 5. Crouch, Rocheste.5.7 
 6. Bowden, Lawton F.5.5 
 7. Flegler, Maryland.5.0 
 8. Daniels, Lawton F.4.8 
 9. Sherrill, Maryland.4.6 
 10. Mouton, Maryland.4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Marlin JOHNSON
  Rochester R.
  (193-F-75)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Johnson, Rocheste.2.7 
 2. Robinson, Buffa.2.2 
 3. Fortier, Quebec K.2.2 
 4. Bowden, Lawton F.2.2 
 5. Holmes, Quebec K.1.9 
 6. Rice, Vermont FH1.9 
 7. Mims, Lawton Ft.SC1.9 
 8. Thomas, Maryland.1.8 
 9. Gilchrese, Manche.1.8 
 10. Council, Rocheste.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Michael ANDERSON
  Maryland GH
  (213-C-84)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Anderson, Maryland.3.3 
 2. Davis, Vermont FH2.3 
 3. Aubry, Capitanes2.0 
 4. Thomas, Maryland.1.9 
 5. Crookshank, Halif.1.8 
 6. Ocitti, Manchest.1.6 
 7. McKeon, Maryland.1.3 
 8. Mims, Lawton Ft.SC1.3 
 9. Marshall, Lawton F.1.1 
 10. Bailey, Vermont FH1.1 


Standings
PBL Standings
 1. Lawton Ft.SC 16-3 
 2. Capitanes 14-3 
 3. Rochester R. 14-4 
 4. Halifax R. 11-6 
 5. Vermont FH 10-7 
 6. Manchester 6-14 
 7. Quebec Kebs 3-13 
 8. Buffalo S. 3-15 
 9. Maryland G. 3-16 


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  POLAND   


PLK Round: 25 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
SKK Kotwica - Polonia 2011 81-82
Polonia 2011 escaped with a narrow road win over Kotwica. Leszek Karwowski (209-F-75) nailed 23 points and pulled down 7 boards to lead the visitors to the 6th win in the season. Tomasz Snieg tallied 13 points, 6 boards and 4 assists in the win. Omni Smith accounted for 22 points, 6 boards and 6 steals for Kotwica in the loss.

Polpharma - Trefl Sopot 78-79
Trefl Sopot narrowly overcame Polpharma away from home. Cliff Hawkins (186-G-81, agency: Lanshire Group, college: Kentucky) notched 18 points, 6 assists and 5 steals to pace the visiting team. Saulius Kuzminskas netted 16 points in the victory. Patrick Okafor was responsible for 19 points and 7 rebounds for Polpharma.

Polonia Azbud - PBG Basket 66-69
PBG Basket prevailed against Polonia Azbud as Thomas Mobley (195-F-81, college: Charleston) tossed in 16 points, Zbigniew Bialek added 7 points and 16 rebounds in the winning case. Eddie Miller answered with 20 points for Polonia. Brandun Hughes finished with 19 points in the loss.

Energa Czarni - Stal SW 74-60
Energa Czarni posted the 11th win at the tournament as they rolled past Stal Stalowa Wola. Mantas Cesnauskis (189-G-81, agency: Limelight Hoops) nailed 16 points to lead the charge. Pawel Leonczyk added 13 points in the victory. David Godbold and Michal Woloszyn chipped in 15 points each for Stal SW.

PGE Turow - Znicz 112-85
Turow fired down visiting Znicz to earn the 15th win in the season. Michal Chylinski (199-G-86) provided 23 points to lead the effort. Chris Johnson added 18 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Keddric Mays responded with game-high 31 points, 5 assists and 4 boards for Znicz.



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 Star19.3 
 4. Mazur, Spojnia S.17.9 
 5. Pluta, MOSiR K.17.4 
 6. Flieger, Zastal ZG16.9 
 7. Storozynski, Asec.P.16.4 
 8. Kulikowski, Zubry15.8 
 9. Weatherspoon, Znicz B.15.2 
 10. Piechowicz, MMKS D.14.9 
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.9.6 
 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 Lodz8.3 
 10. Czech, Sudety JG8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Marcin STOKLOSA
  Spojnia S.
  (188-G-77)
  Avg: 8
 1. Stoklosa, Spojn.8.0 
 2. Sikora, Start Lublin6.2 
 3. Basinski, MMKS D.5.0 
 4. Trepka, LKS Lodz4.7 
 5. Rapucha, Zubry4.6 
 6. Baran, Siarka T.4.6 
 7. Glapinski, Sokol L.4.5 
 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
 1. Flieger, Zastal ZG3.1 
 2. Szpyrka, Siarka T.2.9 
 3. Sikora, Asec.Pro.2.7 
 4. Basinski, MMKS D.2.4 
 5. Stoklosa, Spojn.2.3 
 6. Krupa, Siarka T.2.3 
 7. Koszuta, Spojnia S.2.2 
 8. Chodkiewicz, Zastal Z.2.1 
 9. Aleksandrowi., Znicz B.2.1 
 10. Nowak, Znicz B.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.1.3 
 5. Jarmakowicz, Zastal Z.1.2 
 6. Wrobel, Gornik Walb.1.2 
 7. Pisarczyk, Siarka T.1.0 
 8. Marculewicz, Zubry1.0 
 9. Rajewicz, Zastal Z.1.0 
 10. Salamonik, Big Star1.0 


DBE Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Michael WRIGHT
  PGE Turow
  (203-F-80)
  Avg: 20.3
 1. Wright, PGE Turow20.3 
 2. Scott, ISS Sportino20.0 
 3. Mays, Znicz19.5 
 4. Day, ISS Sportino19.1 
 5. Swanson, AZS K.18.2 
 6. Chappell, Znicz18.0 
 7. Williamson, Znicz17.9 
 8. Okafor, Polpharma17.5 
 9. Logan, Assec.Pr.17.4 
 10. Miller, Polonia Azbud17.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Darrell HARRIS
  SKK Kotwica
  (208-C-84)
  Avg: 11.6
 1. Harris, SKK K.11.6 
 2. Daniels, Energa C.8.4 
 3. Chappell, Znicz8.3 
 4. Kuzminskas, Trefl S.8.2 
 5. Ibrahim, ISS S.7.9 
 6. Bigus, ISS Sportino7.9 
 7. Okafor, Polpharma7.4 
 8. Wallace, PGE Turow7.3 
 9. Bigus, Polonia 20117.3 
 10. Kesicki, ISS S.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Krzysztof SZUBARGA
  Anwil
  (182-G-84)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Szubarga, Anwil6.7 
 2. Loyd, Stal SW5.9 
 3. Swanson, AZS K.5.6 
 4. Smith, SKK Kotwica5.0 
 5. Logan, Assec.Pr.4.8 
 6. Ewing, Assec.Pr.4.6 
 7. Brazelton, Energa C.4.6 
 8. Snieg, Polonia 20114.3 
 9. Hughes, Polonia .4.0 
 10. Hawkins, Trefl S.3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Jeremy CHAPPELL
  Znicz
  (191-G-87)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Chappell, Znicz2.6 
 2. Day, ISS Sportino2.5 
 3. Majewski, Polph.2.3 
 4. Swanson, AZS K.2.2 
 5. Logan, Assec.Pr.2.1 
 6. Godbold, Stal SW2.1 
 7. Mays, Znicz2.0 
 8. Szubarga, Anwil1.9 
 9. Angley, Polpharma1.9 
 10. Hawkins, Trefl S.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Leszek KARWOWSKI
  Polonia 2011
  (209-F-75)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Karwowski, Polonia .1.7 
 2. Wallace, PGE Turow1.4 
 3. Booker, Energa C.1.3 
 4. Harris, SKK K.1.3 
 5. Kesicki, ISS S.1.2 
 6. Misiewicz, Znicz1.1 
 7. Lapeta, Assec.Pr.1.1 
 8. Kuzminskas, Trefl S.1.0 
 9. Johnson, PGE Turow1.0 
 10. Wyka, Znicz1.0 


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  PORTUGAL   


Standings - LPB
LPB Standings
 1. Benfica 17-1 
 2. Ovarense 14-5 
 3. Porto Ferpinta 13-6 
 4. VSC Guimar. 11-8 
 5. Academica 9-10 
 6. CAB 8-10 
 7. AD Vagos 8-11 
 8. Illiabum 8-11 
 9. Sampaense 7-12 
 10. Ginasio 7-12 
 11. Barreirense 7-12 
 12. Fisica 4-15 


Standings - Proliga
Proliga Standings
 1. Penafiel 18-3 
 2. Barcelos 17-4 
 3. Lusitania 16-3 
 4. Electrico FC 12-9 
 5. Sangalhos 11-10 
 6. Povoa 10-9 
 7. Galitos FC 10-11 
 8. Terceira Basket 8-11 
 9. Angra 8-13 
 10. Seixal 7-12 
 11. Maia Basket 3-18 
 12. A.Musical 2-19 


Stats Leaders - UZO Liga
Points Per Game
 Brandon DAGANS
  Ginasio
  (185-G-)
  Avg: 24.1
 1. Dagans, Ginasio24.1 
 2. Crutchfield, Sampa.21.8 
 3. Madison, Sampaense21.0 
 4. Webster, CAB20.6 
 5. Waller, Ovarense19.7 
 6. Ramos, Benfica19.0 
 7. Powers, Fisica18.7 
 8. Voorhees, AD Vagos17.9 
 9. Clark, Barreirense17.6 
 10. Smith, AD Vagos17.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Christopher LEE
  Ovarense
  (206-C-)
  Avg: 10.6
 1. Lee, Ovarense10.6 
 2. Nealy, VSC Guimar.10.1 
 3. Smith, AD Vagos9.8 
 4. Johnson, Fisica9.6 
 5. Johnson, Academica9.6 
 6. St.Robert, Illiabum9.1 
 7. Terrell, Porto F.8.9 
 8. Wilson, Sampaense8.9 
 9. Shaw, Illiabum8.6 
 10. Sowell, Barreirense8.5 
Assists Per Game
 Daniel FELIX
  Illiabum
  (183-G-82)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Felix, Illiabum3.1 
 2. Costa, Ginasio2.5 
 3. Dagans, Ginasio2.4 
 4. Silva, VSC Guimar.2.3 
 5. Balseiro, Sampa.2.3 
 6. Schneider, CAB2.2 
 7. Mims, VSC Guimar.2.2 
 8. Pedroso, CAB2.1 
 9. Sousa, Academica2.0 
 10. Simoes, Academica2.0 
Steals Per Game
 Nuno MANARTE
  Ovarense
  (184-G-75)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Manarte, Ovarense6.1 
 2. Costa, Ginasio6.0 
 3. Felix, Illiabum6.0 
 4. Reveles, AD Vagos5.8 
 5. Fernandes, CAB4.4 
 6. Mims, VSC Guimar.4.4 
 7. Sing, Sampaense4.3 
 8. Pinto, Barreirense4.1 
 9. Miranda, Ovarense4.1 
 10. Simoes, Academica4.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Kalen GRIMES
  Academica
  (206-C-)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Grimes, Academica1.4 
 2. Soderberg, CAB1.4 
 3. Smith, AD Vagos1.4 
 4. Lee, Ovarense1.4 
 5. DeWitz, Benfica1.3 
 6. Wilson, Sampaense1.3 
 7. Terrell, Porto F.1.3 
 8. Voorhees, AD Vagos1.2 
 9. Frisby, Benfica1.1 
 10. Johnson, Fisica1.1 


Proliga Round: 21 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Maia Basket - Barcelos 60-79
Barcelos cruised past Maia Basket as John Winchester (193-G-83, college: Robert Morris) knocked down 16 points. Carlos Fechas added 15 points in the victory. Luis Ferreira and Rui Costa notched 13 points each for Maia Basket.

Penafiel - Angra 97-79
Penafiel registered the 18th win in the season as they rolled past Angra. James Grabowski (201-F-86, college: SW Baptist) tallied 24 points, 9 boards and 6 steals for Penafiel. Sidney Holmes added 23 points and 11 rebounds for the league leaders. Tony Murphy answered with 23 points for Angra.

Sangalhos - A.Musical 73-56
Sangalhos outscored Academia Musical at home court. Arturo Dubois (201-F-86, agency: Strategic Sports, college: Delaware St.) scored 24 points, 7 rebounds and 6 steals for the winners. Justin Marshall added 15 points and 9 rebounds for the hosts. Ba Cassama responded with 19 points for Academia Musical.

Electrico FC - Galitos FC 87-66
Electrico posted the 11th win in the season as they held off visiting Galitos. Tiago Pinto (183-G-88) knocked down 22 points to lead the charge. Anastasio Sami added 21 points for the winning team. Darren Townes accounted for 19 points and 10 rebounds for Galitos.



LPB Round: 18 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Sampaense - Fisica 66-79
Fisica rallied past Sampaense on the road. Six players scored in double digits for Fisica. Austen Powers (203-F-87, agency: Tank Sports, college: Seattle) had 18 points and 7 boards for the winners. Louis Johnson contributed 15 points and 10 rebounds for Fisica. Bobby Madison replied with 17 points for Sampaense.

AD Vagos - Ovarense 62-50
AD Vagos held off Ovarense behind 13 points from Fernando Martins (187-G/F-86). John Smith added 12 points and 11 rebounds for the winning side. John Waller replied with 15 points for Ovarense.

Barreirense - CAB 66-81
CAB Madeira outscored Barreirense away from home to earn the 8th win. Matthew Webster (203-F-84, college: Evansville) scored 26 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and made 5 steals to lead the visitors. Lance Soderberg added 16 points and pulled down 10 rebounds for the winners. Jose Silva accounted for 15 points for Barreirense.

Illiabum - Academica 67-68
Academica prevailed against Illibaum on the road. Diogo Simoes (178-G-80) nailed 21 points to lead Academica. Francisco Destino netted 14 points for the winners. Nate Daniels replied with 21 points and 6 boards for Illibaum.

VSC Guimar. - Ginasio 74-83
Ginasio upset Guimaraes on the road. Brandon Dagans (185-G, college: Lewis) unloaded 36 points to lead the visitors to the 7th win in the season. Jose Costa added 7 points, 15 steals and 6 assists in the victory. Karlton Mims had 19 points, 8 steals and 5 boards for the home team.

Porto Ferpinta - Benfica 78-69
Porto prevailed against Benfica in the top game of the round. Julian Terrell (206-F-84, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Vanderbilt) notched 25 points and 8 rebounds to lead the hosts. Jeremy Hunt added 18 points for Porto as they climbed at 12-6 record. Heshimu Evans responded with 24 points and 9 caroms as Benfica suffered the initial loss in the season.



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  PUERTO RICO   


Humacao keeps Mayaguez Winless - by Luis Ramirez
Looking for their first win of the season, the Indians hosted the Caciques last night. It looked good for the Indians in the 1st quarter as they dominated the Caciques 25-22; Alejandro Carmona had 11 points for the Indians in this quarter.

In the 2nd quarter the Indians kept their offense going and captured the 1st half by 6 points as the half ended with the Indians leading 55-49.

In the 3rd quarter the Indians went cold as the Caciques were able to get their offense going and the Caciques took the lead as the quarter came to an end, 71-66.

In the 4th quarter the Indians were not able to keep up with the Caciques and thus suffered their 8th consecutive loss of the season.

For Humacao, Ali Berdiel (198-G-83, college: Valparaiso) scored 20 points while James Mays scored 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds.

For Mayaguez, Alejandro Carmona scored 25 points followed by James Maye with 20 points.

In other BSN action, the Arecibo Captains came from behind to beat a pesky Isabela team, 78-77.

The Gallitos took the 1st quarter 21-13 and were leading at the half 34-29. In the 3rd quarter the Gallitos still had a 2 digit lead as the quarter came to an end 63-53. Then in the 4th quarter the Gallitos were thinking that they would come out of the Arecibo Arena with a win as they had the lead going into the last 30 seconds of play.

But Larry Ayuso spoiled it for the Gallitos as with 23 seconds left on the clock scored a field goal to put the Captains ahead for good. The Gallitos would try to win the game with a field goal from Rafael Perez but he missed and the game was over.

For Arecibo, Larry Ayuso scored 18 points and had 8 rebounds, while David Cortes scored 16 points.
For Isabela, Filiberto Rivera had 21 points while Shaun Pruitt scored 20 points and grabbed 16 rebounds.



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


Stats Leaders - BSN
Points Per Game
 Christian DALMAU
  Bayamon
  (194-G-77)
  Avg: 22.5
 1. Dalmau, Bayamon22.5 
 2. Hickerson, San G.22.3 
 3. Nailon, Quebradillas21.0 
 4. Maye, Mayaguez20.0 
 5. Perez, Isabela19.9 
 6. Priutt, Isabela19.2 
 7. Millsap, Humacao18.6 
 8. Jones, Quebradillas18.3 
 9. Figueroa, Guaynabo18.0 
 10. Sanchez, Santurce17.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Shawn PRIUTT
  Isabela
  (208-C-85)
  Avg: 15.6
 1. Priutt, Isabela15.6 
 2. Traylor, Bayamon11.6 
 3. Dyer, San German11.0 
 4. Reyes, Capitanes10.0 
 5. Langhi, Mayaguez9.8 
 6. Aubry, Capitanes9.3 
 7. Walker, Guaynabo9.0 
 8. Collins, Ponce9.0 
 9. Narvaez, Ponce8.6 
 10. Mays, Humacao8.1 
Assists Per Game
 Christian DALMAU
  Bayamon
  (194-G-77)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Dalmau, Bayamon6.8 
 2. Copeland, San G.5.5 
 3. Russell, Quebradillas5.4 
 4. Cruz, Ponce5.1 
 5. Hatton, Ponce4.6 
 6. Graham, Mayaguez4.3 
 7. Rodriguez, Capit.4.2 
 8. Guzman, Guaynabo4.1 
 9. Mojica, Bayamon3.7 
 10. Hickerson, San G.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Ali BERDIEL
  Humacao
  (198-G-83)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Berdiel, Humacao2.5 
 2. Copeland, San G.2.0 
 3. Figueroa, Guaynabo1.8 
 4. Hodge, Santurce1.8 
 5. Perez, Isabela1.7 
 6. Mojica, Bayamon1.6 
 7. Mays, Humacao1.6 
 8. Hickerson, San G.1.5 
 9. Sanchez, Santurce1.5 
 10. Cortes, Capitanes1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Roberto NIEVES
  Santurce
  (194-G-82)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Nieves, Santurce1.5 
 2. Gainous, Santurce1.4 
 3. Russell, Quebradillas1.3 
 4. Mays, Humacao1.3 
 5. Priutt, Isabela1.3 
 6. Berdiel, Humacao1.2 
 7. Maye, Mayaguez1.2 
 8. Escalera, Guaynabo1.1 
 9. Lopez, Mayaguez1.1 
 10. Perez, Isabela1.1 


BSN: Latest games (with stats) - by Eurobasket News
Humacao - Mayaguez 93-84
Ali Berdiel (198-G-83, college: Valparaiso) stepped up for Humacao last night with 20 points and 6 rebounds (5 of 7 from behind the arc). James Mays (206-F-86, college: Clemson) also had very important role in this victory adding 19 pts and 11 boards. On the other side, James Maye (201-G/F-81, college: NC-Greensboro) shined with 20 pts.

Isabela - Capitanes 77-78
Thriller win for Arecibo Capitanes, who had Larry Ayuso (190-G-77, agency: Global Sports Plaza, college: USC) with 18 points and 5 assists, but with not so brilliant shot percentage. David Cortes (190-G/F-81) and Jeffrion Aubry (7 rebs) helped with 16 and 15 points respectively. Shawn Priutt shined in loss with 20 pts and 16 boards.

Ponce - Isabela 86-77
Ponce celebrated 86-77 win against Isabela getting 20 points from Ricardo Melendez (180-G-83). Leon Rodgers (199-F-80, college: N.Illinois) secured a great help adding 19 points and 10 rebounds. In the loosing squad, Rafael Perez (193-G/F-82, agency: Paris Global Sports) collected 20 points and 5 boards.

Isabela - San German 86-69
The Isabela Gallitos were not intimidated by the San German Athletics as they beat the Athletics on their home turf, 86-69. Isabela took the 1st quarter 22-13 but the Athletics battled back in the 2nd quarter to take the lead 38-35 as the 1st half came to an end. In the 2nd half, both teams traded lead during the early minutes of the 3rd quarter, but the Gallitos behind the hot shooting of Filiberto Rivera and Rafael Perez took the lead as the 3rd quarter came to an end, 58-53. In the 4th quarter the Athletics would not be able to recover offensively and the Gallitos coasted to a victory. For Isabela, Shawn Priutt (208-C-85, agency: Edge Sports, college: Illinois) scored 25 points and captured 21 rebounds, Rafael Perez also scored 25 points while Filiberto Rivera scored 19 points. For San German, Leroy Hickerson scored 22 points followed by Donald Copeland and Johwen Villegas both with 11 points. *by Luis Ramirez

Capitanes - Ponce 79-74
The Lions with 2 new import players, Leon Rodgers and Andre Brown were looking to stop their downward slide when they played against the Arecibo Captains last night. The Captains who earlier in the day had dismissed their import player seemed ripe for a loss, this in addition that the Lions would be playing at home. The Captains did not miss their import player and came away with a victory as they beat the Lions 79-74. In the 1st quarter, Larry Ayuso for the Captains made a statement as he poured in 12 points to make it 18-9 with 3:20 left in the quarter. The quarter came to an end with the Captains in the lead 24-17. In the 2nd quarter the Captains went on the offense and with 6:37 to play in the half were leading 31-22. The Lions then made consecutive baskets and were able to cut the lead to just 4 points 32-28 with 3:17 left. As the half came to an end the Captains held on 38-36. In the 3rd quarter the Lions kept the Captains at bay and with 8:15 left, they tied the score at 38 points. The Lions were able to take the lead briefly 43-42 but it was Ayuso once again putting his team in the lead, the quarter ended with the Captains in front 59-54. In the 4th quarter it seemed that the Captains would bury the Lions as they took a 13 point lead 67-54 with 7:31 to go in the game, but the Lions mounted a full court press and were able to tie the game at 67 points. After a time out the Captains were able to make consecutive baskets to seal the win. For Arecibo, Larry Ayuso scored 19 points followed by David Cortes with 18 points. For Ponce, Alvin Cruz scored 17 points while Bobby Joe Hatton and Gabriel Colon both scored 10 points. *by Luis Ramirez

Bayamon - Guaynabo 74-77
Guaynabo Mets defeated the Bayamon Cowboys 77-74. The first half finished with the Cowboys in the lead, 35-34. But the Met were able to mount a better offensive game in the 4th quarter to take the victory. For Guaynabo, Angel Figueroa (196-G/F-81, agency: Paris Global Sports, college: Dowling) scored 19 points and grabbed 9 rebounds, while Marcus Fizer (203-F-78, agency: Priority Sports, college: Iowa St.) scored 17 points and brought down 13 rebounds. For Bayamon, Christian Dalmau scored 19 points and Carmelo Lee scored 18 points. *by Luis Ramirez

Quebradillas - Santurce 77-87
Nice win by Santruce, who got 22 points from Ricky Sanchez (212-C/F-87). Ricardo Dalmau (188-G-77) is another player who had very important role in this victory and he drained 19 pts. Lee Neilon answered with 26 points and 6 rebounds for the Pirates.

Santurce - Mayaguez 92-83
Santurce Crabbers beat the Mayaguez Indians 92-83. This defeat keeps the Mayaguez Indians as they only team in the BSN who has yet to win a game this season. The 1st half ended with Santurce in the lead, 46-35. In the 2nd half the Indians would not make up the difference and thus suffer its 7th loss in a row. For Santurce, Ricky Sanchez scored 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, while Roberto Nieves (194-G-82, agency: Paris Global Sports, college: Valparaiso) scored 16 points. For Mayaguez, Alejandro Carmona, playing his first BSN game this season scored 24 points followed by Paul Graham III with 21 points. *by Luis Ramirez

Quebradillas - Humacao 82-84
Humacao Caciques squeaked a win over the Quebradillas Pirates 84-82. Quebradillas had taken the 1st quarter 24-21, but Humacao came back in the 2nd quarter to reclaim the lead as the 1st half came to an end, 44-42. In the 3rd quarter it was the Pirates who came out aggressively and took the lead once again 67-60. In the 4th quarter the Caciques battled back to take the lead and sealed the win with points made from the free throw line. For Humacao, John Millsap (198-F-82, college: UTSA) scored 28 points while Miguel Ali Berdiel scored 18 points. For Quebradillas, Joel Jones scored 26 points and David Huertas (196-G-87, college: Mississippi) scored 24 points. *by Luis Ramirez

San German - Ponce 97-92
San German was too strong for Ponce getting 29 points and 7 rebounds from Blake Walker (196-G/F-82, college: Portland St.). LeRoy Hickerson (196-G-82, college: Cumberlands) followed him with 14 points and 5 boards. In the loosing squad, Ricardo Melendez delivered 21 pts.

Guaynabo - Quebradillas 68-81
Playing at home in front of their home crowd, the Quebradillas Pirates topped the Guaynabo Mets 81-68. The 1st quarter ended with the Pirates in the lead 19-17, thanks to David Huertas shooting, he had 8 points in this quarter. In the 2nd quarter the Pirates kept the Mets in check as the defensive pressure kept the Mets committing turnovers and could not get their offense going. With 2:13 to go in the half the Pirates had a commanding 16 point lead 45-29. In the 3rd quarter, the Mets were able to mount an offensive run of their own and were able to cut the Pirates lead to just 3 points 53-50 with 3:32 to go in the quarter. The Pirates were able to withstand this pressure and the quarter came to a close with the Pirates leading 62-54. In the 4th quarter, the Pirates came back strong and kept the Mets at bay as they cruised to the win. For Quebradillas, Lee Nailon (204-F-75, college: TCU) scored 23 points and had 12 rebounds, while David Huertas scored 22 points. For Guaynabo, Angel Figueroa scored 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, followed by Marcus Fizer with 16 points. *by Luis Ramirez

Ponce - Bayamon 65-93
The Bayamon Cowboys had an easy victory as they defeated the Lions Ponce Lions, 93-65. In the 1st quarter the Lions took an early lead 7-3 but the Lions went cold on the offense and the Cowboys took advantage of the Lions poor shooting to take the quarter 16-12. In the 2nd quarter Ponce could not find the basket and the Cowboys made the Lions pay for it, with 6:20 left in the quarter the Cowboys were leading by 15 points, 27-12. Ponce failed to score a basket in the 2nd quarter until the clock showed 5:07; this was the first basket of the quarter for the Lions. The Lions had a drought of 6:12 minutes before they finally made a basket. Meanwhile the Cowboys mounted a offensive run and were leading by 20 points 36 -16 with 3:31 left in the half. The half ended with the Cowboys fully in command of the game, 48-23. In the 3rd quarter, the Lions would try to come back offensively but the Cowboys would not relent and the lead was 28 points 76-48 at the end of the quarter. In the 4th quarter, the Lions were never able to mount a serious threat and the Cowboys would coast the rest of the game. For Bayamon, Terrance Shannon (203-F-90, college: Florida St.) scored 20 points while Javier Mojica (190-G-84, college: Cent.Conn.St.) scored 19 points. For Ponce, Ricardo Melendez scored 21 points while Alvin Cruz scored 16 points. *by Luis Ramirez


Bayamon Cowboys clobber the Santurce Crabbers - by Luis Ramirez
It was a no contest, as the Bayamon Cowboys just ran over the Santurce Crabbers 82-53.

The Cowboys scored 23 points in the 1st quarter while the Crabbers would only get 10 points in the quarter making it extremely difficult for the Crabbers as they had to play catch up all night trying to cut down the lead which at one point was 37 points. The 1st half ended with the Cowboys up by 18 points, 45-27.

In the 3rd quarter the Crabbers would go on to score just 8 points in the quarter while the Cowboys scored 24 to end the quarter up by 34 points, 69-35. Midway thru the 4th quarter the Cowboys would go on to play with their bench players.

For Bayamon, Terrence Shannon (203-F-79, agency: N.E.T., college: Elgin CC) scored 18 points while Franklyn Western scored 15 points.

For Santurce, the only player to score in double digits was Wilfredo Pagan with 10 points.

In the other BSN game, the Humacao Caciques topped the San German Athletics, 77-71.

San German took the 1st quarter 17-16, but the Caciques came back in the 2nd quarter to take the 1st half 33-29.

In the 3rd quarter San German once again made a run and reclaimed the lead 56-52. In the 4th quarter the Caciques controlled the game to keep the Athletics to just 15 points while they went on to score 25 to take the game.

For Humacao, John Millsap scored 21 points and captured 12 rebounds, followed by James Maye with 18 points and 10 rebounds.

For San German, Donald Copeland and Alphone Dyer both scored 17 points, Dyer also pulled down 11 rebounds in a losing cause.

The win is the 3rd straight for Humacao, while San German suffers its 2nd consecutive loss.



Humacao keeps Mayaguez Winless - by Luis Ramirez
Looking for their first win of the season, the Indians hosted the Caciques last night. It looked good for the Indians in the 1st quarter as they dominated the Caciques 25-22; Alejandro Carmona had 11 points for the Indians in this quarter.

In the 2nd quarter the Indians kept their offense going and captured the 1st half by 6 points as the half ended with the Indians leading 55-49.

In the 3rd quarter the Indians went cold as the Caciques were able to get their offense going and the Caciques took the lead as the quarter came to an end, 71-66.

In the 4th quarter the Indians were not able to keep up with the Caciques and thus suffered their 8th consecutive loss of the season.

For Humacao, Ali Berdiel (198-G-83, college: Valparaiso) scored 20 points while James Mays scored 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds.

For Mayaguez, Alejandro Carmona scored 25 points followed by James Maye with 20 points.

In other BSN action, the Arecibo Captains came from behind to beat a pesky Isabela team, 78-77.

The Gallitos took the 1st quarter 21-13 and were leading at the half 34-29. In the 3rd quarter the Gallitos still had a 2 digit lead as the quarter came to an end 63-53. Then in the 4th quarter the Gallitos were thinking that they would come out of the Arecibo Arena with a win as they had the lead going into the last 30 seconds of play.

But Larry Ayuso spoiled it for the Gallitos as with 23 seconds left on the clock scored a field goal to put the Captains ahead for good. The Gallitos would try to win the game with a field goal from Rafael Perez but he missed and the game was over.

For Arecibo, Larry Ayuso scored 18 points and had 8 rebounds, while David Cortes scored 16 points.

For Isabela, Filiberto Rivera had 21 points while Shaun Pruitt scored 20 points and grabbed 16 rebounds.



Humacao keeps Mayaguez Winless - by Luis Ramirez
Looking for their first win of the season, the Indians hosted the Caciques last night. It looked good for the Indians in the 1st quarter as they dominated the Caciques 25-22; Alejandro Carmona had 11 points for the Indians in this quarter.
In the 2nd quarter the Indians kept their offense going and captured the 1st half by 6 points as the half ended with the Indians leading 55-49.

In the 3rd quarter the Indians went cold as the Caciques were able to get their offense going and the Caciques took the lead as the quarter came to an end, 71-66.

In the 4th quarter the Indians were not able to keep up with the Caciques and thus suffered their 8th consecutive loss of the season.

For Humacao, Miguel Berdiel scored 20 points while James Mays scored 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds.

For Mayaguez, Alejandro Carmona scored 25 points followed by James Maye with 20 points.

In other BSN action, the Arecibo Captains came from behind to beat a pesky Isabela team, 78-77.

The Gallitos took the 1st quarter 21-13 and were leading at the half 34-29. In the 3rd quarter the Gallitos still had a 2 digit lead as the quarter came to an end 63-53. Then in the 4th quarter the Gallitos were thinking that they would come out of the Arecibo Arena with a win as they had the lead going into the last 30 seconds of play.

But Larry Ayuso spoiled it for the Gallitos as with 23 seconds left on the clock scored a field goal to put the Captains ahead for good. The Gallitos would try to win the game with a field goal from Rafael Perez but he missed and the game was over.

For Arecibo, Larry Ayuso scored 18 points and had 8 rebounds, while David Cortes scored 16 points.

For Isabela, Filiberto Rivera had 21 points while Shaun Pruitt scored 20 points and grabbed 16 rebounds.



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  ROMANIA   


Standings
Div.A Standings
 1. U.Mobitel.CN 23-5 
 2. Gaz Metan 23-6 
 3. Ploiesti 23-6 
 4. CSU Sibiu 19-10 
 5. Timisoara 19-10 
 6. Mures 16-13 
 7. Pitesti 16-13 
 8. Steaua Turabo 15-14 
 9. Rovinari 14-15 
 10. Oradea 14-15 
 11. Otopeni 12-16 
 12. Dinamo B. 11-18 
 13. Bucuresti 10-19 
 14. Brasov 6-23 
 15. Gladiator CN 5-24 
 16. Craiova 5-24 


Div.A Round: 29 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Steaua Turabo - Pitesti 95-90
Steaua Turabo rolled over Pitesti 95:90 at the Regular Season Round 29. Dragoslav Papic (205-C/F-87, agency: Global Sports Plaza) and Wiggins Alan led the way with 20 points each, while Myles Anthony posted 18. Osby Bambale replied with 24 points in the losing case.

Craiova - Otopeni 71-61
SCM U Craiova surprised Otopeni 71:61 for 5-24 record. Bryan McCullough (198-F/G-83, college: NC-Asheville) and Bassett O'Darien paced all the hosts with 18 points each, while Harvey Trevor had 14 points and 14 rebounds. Seals LeVar nailed 21 points in the losing effort.

Timisoara - U.Mobitel.CN 75-69
Timisoara outscored U.Mobitel.CN 75:69 in the top game of the Regular Season Round 29. Dan Paltinisanu (208-C-79, agency: Court Side) poured in 20 points, Pesic Milos scored 18 and Dzambic Rade added 16 for the winners. Krstanovic Zoran ended up with 20 points in the loing effort.

Rovinari - Oradea 81-78
Rovinari beat Oradea 81:78 as five players scored in double figures. Porter Troupe (196-G/F-83, college: Portland) led them all with 19 points and Capusan Andrei added 17. Maric Nemanja answered with 21 points for the guests.

CSU Sibiu - Ploiesti 73-77
CSU Sibiu lost to Ploiesti 73:77 at the end of the Regular Season Round 29. Darius Hargrove (193-G-82, agency: Global Sports Plaza, college: Virginia Union) top-scored for the winners with 31 points and Burleson Kevin nailed 14. Smith Jason replied with 26 points in the losing case.

Brasov - Gladiator CN 79-71
CSU Cuadripol Brasov improved to 6-23 record beating Gladiator CN 79:71. Radu Paliciuc (198-G/F-88) and Bubanja Zeljko top-scored for the winners with 21 points each, while Marinkovic Nenad added 15. Freeman Brent delivered 22 points for the guests.

Mures - Municipal B. 88-69
Mures stun Municipal B. 88:69 as Branislav Tomic (205-F/C-80) stepped up with 25 points and 9 rebounds, while Peciukas Vaidotas notched 21. Johnson Justin ended up with 18 points in the losing case.

Dinamo B. - Gaz Metan 61-92
Dinamo lost to Gaz Metan 61:92 as the latter improved to 23-6 record. Milos Pavlovic (210-F/C-84, agency: BeoExcell) top-scored for the winners with 19 points and Dumitrescu Tudor brought his team 16. Sokolov Tomco and Mocanu Viorel notched 15 points apiece for the home side.



Stats Leaders - Men
Points Per Game
 O''Darien BASSETT
  Craiova
  (188-G-86)
  Avg: 21
 1. Bassett, Craiova21.0 
 2. Krstanovic, U.Mobi.20.8 
 3. Peciukas, Mures19.0 
 4. Pesic, Timisoara18.9 
 5. Mandic, Oradea18.4 
 6. Bubanja, Brasov18.4 
 7. Mack, Steaua T.17.5 
 8. Santana, Municipal B.17.2 
 9. Levine, Gladiato.17.2 
 10. Wohlleb, Brasov17.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Trevor HARVEY
  Craiova
  (211-C-80)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Harvey, Craiova10.2 
 2. Herndon, CSU Sibiu9.5 
 3. Masiulis, Mures9.4 
 4. Carutasu, Ploiesti9.2 
 5. Krstanovic, U.Mobi.9.2 
 6. Paltinisanu, Timis.8.1 
 7. Waterstradt, Munici.7.9 
 8. Roschnafsky, Gladia.7.9 
 9. Nicoara, Gaz Metan7.8 
 10. Miskovic, CSU S.7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Jarrett HOWELL
  Gaz Metan
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 5.6
 1. Howell, Gaz Metan5.6 
 2. Cooley, Mures5.6 
 3. Cuic, U.Mobitel.CN5.1 
 4. Dzambic, Timisoara5.0 
 5. Fometescu, Dinamo B.4.5 
 6. Dawson, Gladiato.4.4 
 7. Howard, Gladiato.4.4 
 8. Mitchell, Oradea4.3 
 9. Bassett, Craiova4.3 
 10. Pesic, Timisoara4.1 
Steals Per Game
 JuJuan COOLEY
  Mures
  (175-G-82)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Cooley, Mures2.5 
 2. Johnson, CSU Sibiu2.4 
 3. Howell, Gaz Metan2.4 
 4. Mitchell, Gaz Metan2.2 
 5. Mitchell, Oradea2.0 
 6. Medvedj, U.Mobite.2.0 
 7. Maric, Oradea2.0 
 8. Mack, Steaua T.1.9 
 9. Bishop, Gladiato.1.9 
 10. Peciukas, Mures1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Arturas MASIULIS
  Mures
  (210-C-80)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Masiulis, Mures2.2 
 2. Herndon, CSU Sibiu1.9 
 3. Lazar, Oradea1.9 
 4. Dragusin, Pitesti1.6 
 5. Dragovic, Craiova1.4 
 6. Harvey, Craiova1.3 
 7. Wiggins, Steaua T.1.2 
 8. Bubanja, Brasov1.1 
 9. Pantelic, Steaua T.1.0 
 10. Capusan, Rovinari1.0 


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  RUSSIA   


Standings - Superleague A
A Superleague Standings
 1. CSKA 14-1 
 2. Khimky 12-3 
 3. Unics 9-6 
 4. Lok.Rostov 8-7 
 5. Triumph 7-8 
 6. Dynamo M. 7-8 
 7. Krasnie Krilya 5-10 
 8. Krasnoyarsk 3-12 
 9. Spartak SP 3-13 


Standings - Superleague B
B Superleague Standings
 1. N.Novgorod 29-5 
 2. Revda 24-11 
 3. Saransk 23-13 
 4. Lok.Novos. 22-13 
 5. Severstal 21-11 
 6. Spartak-P. 19-17 
 7. Ural Ekater. 16-19 
 8. Chelabinsk 15-20 
 9. Rjazan 14-19 
 10. Irkutsk 12-23 
 11. Naltchik 11-22 
 12. Magnitogorsk 10-25 
 13. Tambov 8-26 


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  SCOTLAND   


AWESOME OLSON AS FURY FIRE FLAYS KINGS FOR FIRST CUP - by Sandy Sutherland
Edinburgh Kings were comprehensively beaten 82-66 by Falkirk
Fury in the Scottish Cup final in one of the biggest upsets in
years at the Pleasance Sports Hall, Edinburgh University on
Saturday March 27.
This same Falkirk Fury team had never won the Cup before and had
not managed a single win against their rivals in their four league
encounters this season.
It was however a thoroughly deserved first Scottish Cup success
for Fury, who were bolstered by the Frenchman Walter Lubeigt,
inspired by their American Eric Olson, who scarcely missed a shot
in a first quarter 20-point blitz and had two outstanding young
Scots in Jonny Bunyan (15pts) and Ali Fraser (14), who went on to
take them to a memorable double by beating holders Kings for the
junior cup the next day.
'We played well as a team,' said coach John Bunyan.
'We handled the ball well, ran our plays well and created a lot of good oportunities.
We knew there were going to be good inside options with Walter (Lubeigt) coming back to join Roni (Gordon) and Ali (Fraser).
We were able to rotate three big players.'
Yet despite Olson's deadly fire - he went on to tally a game-high
30 - the game was still wide open at half-time when Fury led just
41-39.
Injury-jinxed Paddy Campbell had surprisingly started for Kings
despite his compacted disc problems in his back but was clearly
out of sorts and there was scarcely a player exempt from criticism
as the holders, normally noted for their defence and team
discipline, disintegrated in the second half.
'We never showed up,' lamented their coach Danny Costello, who was
at a loss to explain why his team shot so badly: 'We shot only 16%
from the field in the second half and overall only nine
three-pointers out of 37 attempts while our free throws were
atrocious (only seven from 18).'
Those who did hit the target were Mike Kirkpatrick with 18, all
threes, Laurie Costello 15, all in the first half, and
big centre Simon Flockhart who toiled for the full 40 minutes for
16 points and 11 rebounds but struggled against the three-pronged
assault of Fraser, Roni Gordon, who had 11 points, and Lubeigt.
Kings juniors by contrast put up a great fight after a poor first
quarter (12-27).
Taking the second 12-4 and the third 18-16, they hauled the margin
back to just two points before the Fraser-Bunyan show again took
over, Fraser finishing with 28 points and Bunyan 11.
Niall Mackle had 16 for Kings, Lee Reilly 13 and Grant Mackay 12.
Edinburgh Spartans men hammered 106-34 in the Chairman's Cup final
by a merciless Glasgow University side brimming with Lithuanians
and keen to show that they are worthy of stepping up to the
Scottish National League next season.


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  SLOVENIA   


Stats Leaders - 1A
Points Per Game
 Sandi CEBULAR
  Sentjur
  (196-G-86)
  Avg: 22.6
 1. Cebular, Sentjur22.6 
 2. King, Polzela17.8 
 3. Dragic, Geoplin .17.4 
 4. Cup, Elektra .16.5 
 5. Snow, Helios16.4 
 6. Crenshaw, Sentjur16.2 
 7. Mucic, Rudar16.0 
 8. Feeley, Elektra .16.0 
 9. Drzic, Luka Koper15.7 
 10. Bubnic, Zlatorog15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Shawn KING
  Polzela
  (208-C-82)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. King, Polzela10.7 
 2. Feeley, Elektra .8.5 
 3. Thondique, Polzela8.0 
 4. Nikolic, Krka7.4 
 5. Virijevic, Sencur C.7.0 
 6. Djapa, Parklji6.8 
 7. Cup, Elektra .6.7 
 8. Markic, Luka Koper6.2 
 9. Muric, Parklji6.1 
 10. Miljkovic, Elektr.6.1 
Assists Per Game
 Tadej KOSTOMAJ
  Elektra Esotech
  (186-G-87)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Kostomaj, Elektr.5.7 
 2. Crenshaw, Sentjur5.1 
 3. Anzulovic, Rudar4.3 
 4. Mocnik, Helios3.9 
 5. Cmer, Zlatorog3.8 
 6. Nachbar, Luka Koper3.6 
 7. Udrih, Polzela3.1 
 8. Jersin, Parklji3.0 
 9. Cebular, Sentjur3.0 
 10. Jovanovic, Geopli.2.7 
Steals Per Game
 Gregor HAFNAR
  Umana Reyer
  (195-G-77)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Hafnar, Polzela2.1 
 2. Dragic, Geoplin .1.9 
 3. Lapornik, Sentjur1.7 
 4. Jersin, Parklji1.7 
 5. Udrih, Polzela1.7 
 6. Mocnik, Helios1.6 
 7. Jovanovic, Sencur C.1.6 
 8. Markic, Luka Koper1.6 
 9. Cebular, Sentjur1.6 
 10. Snow, Helios1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Shawn KING
  Polzela
  (208-C-82)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. King, Polzela2.2 
 2. Nikolic, Krka1.3 
 3. Ibok, Polzela0.8 
 4. Djapa, Parklji0.8 
 5. Cup, Elektra .0.8 
 6. Sviridov, Polzela0.7 
 7. Simovic, Sentjur0.7 
 8. Virijevic, Sencur C.0.7 
 9. Sjekloca, Elektr.0.7 
 10. Mucic, Rudar0.7 


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  SPAIN   


Standings - LEB Gold
LEB Gold Standings
 1. CAI Zaragoza 24-6 
 2. Melilla 22-8 
 3. La Laguna 19-11 
 4. Burgos 19-11 
 5. Leon 17-13 
 6. Vive Menorca 17-13 
 7. Caceres 16-14 
 8. Breogan 16-14 
 9. Girona 15-15 
 10. La Palma 15-15 
 11. Tenerife 14-16 
 12. Palencia 13-17 
 13. Mallorca 13-17 
 14. Ourense 13-17 
 15. CB Tarragona 11-19 
 16. Clin.Rincon 11-19 
 17. Cornella 10-20 
 18. Vigo 5-25 


Stats Leaders - ACB
Points Per Game
 Jaycee CARROLL
  Gran Canaria
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 19.1
 1. Carroll, Gran Canaria19.1 
 2. Fitch, Fuenlabrada18.6 
 3. Tucker, DKV J.17.2 
 4. Vujanic, CB Murcia17.1 
 5. Vasiliadis, Xacob.16.0 
 6. Splitter, Caja L.15.9 
 7. Splitter, Caja L.15.9 
 8. Navarro, Regal B.14.9 
 9. Batista, Fuenlabr.14.8 
 10. Jackson, Xacobeo BS14.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Esteban BATISTA
  Fuenlabrada
  (208-F/C-83)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Batista, Fuenlabr.8.7 
 2. Prestes, CB Murcia7.5 
 3. Kirksay, Cajasol7.4 
 4. Moss, CB Murcia7.2 
 5. Hendrix, Granada7.2 
 6. Panko, Lagun A.6.9 
 7. Caner-Medley, Estudi.6.7 
 8. Augustine, Gran C.6.6 
 9. Jackson, Xacobeo BS6.5 
 10. Splitter, Caja L.6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Omar COOK
  Unicaja
  (186-G-82)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Cook, Unicaja6.1 
 2. Huertas, Caja L.5.4 
 3. Huertas, Caja L.5.4 
 4. Stanic, Xacobeo BS5.0 
 5. Dumas, Valladolid4.8 
 6. Rubio, Regal Barca4.7 
 7. Valters, DKV J.4.4 
 8. Norris, Gran C.4.1 
 9. Calloway, Cajasol4.1 
 10. Oliver, Estudiantes3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Tariq KIRKSAY
  Cajasol
  (199-F-79)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Kirksay, Cajasol2.4 
 2. Rubio, Regal Barca2.3 
 3. Prigioni, MMC R.2.0 
 4. Van Lacke, Valladolid1.8 
 5. Lewis, Manresa1.8 
 6. Triguero, Cajasol1.6 
 7. Rodriguez, Bizkai.1.6 
 8. Fisher, Gran C.1.5 
 9. Calloway, Cajasol1.5 
 10. Vasiliadis, Xacob.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Robert BATTLE
  Valladolid
  (204-C-81)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Battle, Valladolid1.5 
 2. Hendrix, Granada1.4 
 3. Vazquez, Regal B.1.4 
 4. Batista, Fuenlabr.1.2 
 5. Aguilar, Granada1.2 
 6. Lishchuk, Valencia.1.1 
 7. Lavrinovic, MMC R.1.1 
 8. Barnes, Valladolid1.0 
 9. Savane, Gran C.1.0 
 10. Perovic, Valencia.0.9 


ACB, Round 27 review: Leading four teams celebrate - by Eurobasket News
Valladolid - Caja Laboral 70-86
Caja Laboral had an easy job against Valladolid registering 21st victory of the season. Mirza Teletovic (205-F-85, agency: Beo Basket) was a key player for the team from Vitoria with 23 points and 7 rebounds. Tiago Splitter (211-C/F-85, agency: Interperformances) and Carl English helped with 18 and 12 points respectively. Robert Battle replied with 14 points and 7 boards in defeat, while his Valladolid dropped to 11-16.

Regal Barca - Fuenlabrada 71-66
Regal Barca stays No.1 with 25-2 record. Pete Mickeal (199-F-78, college: Cincinnati) was the leading player in this victory with 17 points, Terence Morris (207-F-79, college: Maryland) had 11 pts and 5 boards, while Fran Vazquez added 10 pts and 6 rebs. In defeat, Leonardo Mainoldi scored 19 points.

Estudiantes - Manresa 96-67
Estudiantes destroyed Manresa 96-67 improving its score in ACB to 14-13. Pancho Jasen (199-G-78) led the hosts with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Manresa (11-16) got 16 pts from Larry Lewis (201-F-69, college: Morehouse).

Xacobeo BS - CB Murcia 67-79
Xacobeo BS had to take this one, but they failed 67-79. Milos Vujanic (192-G-80) and Shammond Williams (187-G-75, college: N.Carolina) stepped up for the guests with 17 points each. Javier Bulfoni answered with 22 points and 6 boards in defeat. Murcia 5-22, Xacobeo BS 8-19.

Meridiano A. - Bizkaia Bilbao 74-76
Bizkaia Bilbao grabbed thriller win in Alicante mostly owing to Javier Salgado (180-G-80), who scored 22 points for 22 minutes on the court. Alex Mumbru (202-F-79) had 17 and Axel Hervelle netted 13 points. Mindaugas Katelynas top-scored in defeat with 14 pts. Bilbao 12-15, Alicante 10-17.

DKV Joventut - MMC Real M. 76-82
Real Madrid celebrated nice win in Badalona for 22-5 score after 27 rounds in ACB. Ante Tomic (217-C-87), Pablo Prigioni (191-G-77), Jorge Garbajosa and Louis Bullock delivered 11 points each for the Whites. Luka Bogdanovic shined in defeat with 20 points (6 of 8 for 3-pts), and Uros Tripkovc netted 16. Joventut dropped to 13-14.

Gran Canaria - Lagun Aro GBC 83-68
Will McDonald (207-C-79, college: S.Florida) paced Granca to victory with 18 points for 19 minutes on the floor. Currently the leading scorer of the ACB, Jaycee Carroll (188-G-83, agency: Priority Sports), followed with 15 points and 6 rebounds. In the loosing squad, Antwain Barbour had 14 pts. Granca 13-14, Lagun Aro GBC 9-18.

Valencia BC - Unicaja 92-87
Five point home win for Valencia, who remains fourth ranked team in the league with 18-9 score. Matt Nielsen (208-F/C-78) was almost unmistakable scoring 20 points. He is named MVP of the Round. Thomas Kelati (195-G/F-82, college: Washington St.) and Nando De Colo posted 14 and 13 pts respectively. On the other side, Unicaja (13-14) got 20 points and 5 boards from Joel Freeland.

Cajasol - Granada 74-85
Granada surprised Cajasol on the road mostly owing to Jon Stefansson (196-G-82), who drained 18 points for 19 minutes of play. Pablo Aguilar (203-F/C-89) and Jimmie Hunter netted 15 and 14 points respectively. For the home side, Dusko Savanovic almost had double-double: 17 points and 9 rebounds. Granada 12-15, Cajasol 15-12.


Stats Leaders-LEB Silver
Points Per Game
 Matt WITT
  Guadalajara
  (183-G-84)
  Avg: 16.6
 1. Witt, Guadalajara16.6 
 2. Pigram, Andorra16.5 
 3. Ferrer, Cajasur .16.2 
 4. Vereen, Rosalia16.1 
 5. Barcelo, Plasencia15.8 
 6. Uriz, Santurtzi15.6 
 7. Wolfram, Andorra15.4 
 8. Johnson, Huesca15.3 
 9. Thompson, ADT T.15.1 
 10. Miller, Coruna15.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Shalawn MILLER
  Huelva
  (204-C/F-74)
  Avg: 9
 1. Miller, Huelva9.0 
 2. Thompson, ADT T.8.7 
 3. Howard, Guadalaj.8.3 
 4. Santana, Caja Rioja8.0 
 5. Williams, Matchmind7.8 
 6. Johnson, Huesca7.4 
 7. Ausina, Matchmind7.3 
 8. Matali, Andorra7.2 
 9. Adams, Navarra7.1 
 10. Andrews, Huesca7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Ricardo BUSCIGLIO
  Caja Rioja
  (185-G-86)
  Avg: 5.6
 1. Busciglio, Caja Rioja5.6 
 2. Castello, ADT T.4.7 
 3. Rufian, Huelva4.3 
 4. Cardenas, Qalat C.3.8 
 5. Santamaria, ADT T.3.8 
 6. Canals, Alaior3.8 
 7. Rodriguez, Rosalia3.8 
 8. Gonzalez, Navarra3.8 
 9. Alonso, Matchmind3.6 
 10. Lopez, Coruna3.6 
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. Johnson, Huesca2.1 
 5. Ott, Caja Rioja2.1 
 6. Suka-Umu, Cajasur .2.0 
 7. Martinez, Huelva1.8 
 8. Higgs, L''Hospitalet1.8 
 9. Pigram, Andorra1.8 
 10. Alonso, Matchmind1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Bismack BIYOMBO
  Illescas
  (204-C-92)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Byombo, Illescas1.5 
 2. Adams, Navarra1.4 
 3. Thompson, ADT T.1.2 
 4. Matali, Andorra1.1 
 5. Bain, ADT Tarragona1.1 
 6. Williams, Matchmind0.9 
 7. Andrews, Huesca0.9 
 8. Joseph, Rosalia0.9 
 9. Sekulic, Plasencia0.9 
 10. Ward, Alcazar0.8 


LEB Gold Round: 30 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Ourense - Breogan 64-63
Thriller win for Ourense, who improved to 13-17 in LEB Gold. Jose Fernandez (202-C-75) stepped up for the hosts tonight with 25 points. Eric Coleman (200-C-85, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: N.Iowa) answered with 15 points and 11 rebounds in defeat.

Tenerife - Melilla 59-60
Melilla stays No.2 in the league with 22-8 record. Taylor Coppenrath (205-F-81, college: Vermont) led it to this thriller win with 13 points and 11 rebounds. Louis Roe (200-F-72, college: Massachusetts) answered with 20 points and 6 rebounds in Tenerife (14-16).

La Palma - Girona 76-70
15th win of the season for La Palma, whose leading player was Juan Palacios (203-F-85) with 20 points and 7 rebounds. Joaquin Bonhome (196-F-86) and Sebastian Arrocha netted 14 and 12 points respectively. Tory DeVries delivered 17 points in defeat.

Burgos - Clin.Rincon 74-70
Jason Blair (201-F/C-79, agency: BrezoPro, college: San Diego) was the leading player in victory with double-double of 18 points and 14 rebounds. Zach Morley (203-F-83, college: Wisconsin) added 17 pts and 8 boards in this win. Visitors got 19 pts from Jhornan Zamora. Burgos 19-11, Clinicas Rincon 11-19.

Mallorca - Vive Menorca 83-68
13-17 for Mallorca and 17-13 for Menorca after this game. Juan Riera (188-G-79) was the leading player in victory with 26, while Marc Blanch (195-F-82) secured a great help with 6 points less. Each of them grabbed 5 rebounds tonight. In Menorca, Michael Umeh netted 15 pts.

Leon - La Laguna 80-73
Ross Schraeder (196-G-83, college: Cal-Irvine) led the hosts in scoring with 18 points. Franco Rocchia (192-G-85) and Jose Angel Antelo were behind him with 16 and 15 points respectively. Antelo pulled down 8 rebounds beside that. Jakim Donaldson answered with 20 points and 13 rebs in defeat. Leon 17-13, La Laguna 19-11.

Vigo - Caceres 47-63
Caceres cruised past Vigo on the road getting 17 points and 9 rebounds from Shawn Taggart (208-F-85, college: Memphis). Xavier Forcada (195-G/F-88) and Kaspars Berzins followed him with 10 points each. The hosts got 13 pts and 6 boards from Alejandro Alba. Caceres 16-14, Vigo 5-25.

Cornella - CAI Zaragoza 56-79
Nice road win for CAI Zaragoza, who remains No.1 with 24-6 score. Darren Phillip (201-F-78, college: Fairfield) had 20 points and 9 rebounds to lead his team to another victory. Mamadou Samb (207-C/F-89) collected 18 points and 7 rebs for the hosts, who dropped to 10-20.

Palencia - CB Tarragona 82-62
20-point home win for Palencia, who improved to 13-17. At the same time, Tarragona slipped to 11-19. Carles Bravo (192-F/G-79) shined for the winners with 20 points and 7 rebounds. Kahiem Seawright (203-F-86, agency: Elfus-Siegel Management (ESM), college: Rhode Island) had 17 pts and 7 boards in defeat.


Standings - ACB
ACB Standings
 1. Regal Barca 25-2 
 2. MMC Real M. 22-5 
 3. Caja Laboral 21-6 
 4. Valencia BC 18-9 
 5. Cajasol 15-12 
 6. Estudiantes 14-13 
 7. Unicaja 13-14 
 8. Gran Canaria 13-14 
 9. DKV Joventut 13-14 
 10. Bizkaia Bilbao 12-15 
 11. Granada 12-15 
 12. Valladolid 11-16 
 13. Manresa 11-16 
 14. Fuenlabrada 11-16 
 15. Meridiano A. 10-17 
 16. Lagun Aro GBC 9-18 
 17. Xacobeo BS 8-19 
 18. CB Murcia 5-22 


LEB Silver (Group A, second stage): Round 7 review - by Eurobasket News
Group A
Illescas - Prat Juventud 82-76
Illescas was too strong for Prat Juventud mostly owing to Javier Vega (205-C-88), who scored 25 points and pulled down 8 rebounds. Luis Parejo (196-G-89) secured a great help adding 23 pts. On the other side, visitors got 17 points and 7 boards from Federico Aguerre.

Guadalajara - Caja Rioja 79-75
Guadalajara grabbed this one mostly thanks to Matt Witt (183-G-84, college: E.Kentucky), who came up with 20 points and 5 assists. Jose Alonso (191-G-71) and Carlos Arjonilla followed with 11 points each. In defeat, Edward Santana had 19 points and 9 boards.

Promobys - Navarra 82-75
Promobys had three players with double-digits in scoring last night. Robert Johnson (203-F-81, college: Oregon) was the leading one with 18 points, Nicholas Maglisceau (204-F/C-77, college: Alberta) had 14 and Edward Cage added one point less. In Navarra, Jeffrey Parmer collected 22 points and 8 boards.

Plasencia - Andorra 76-60
Plasencia had Jonathan Barcelo (192-G-79) in a game mood with 25 points. Marko Sekulic (206-C-86) also had very important role in this victory adding 12 points and 6 rebounds. Nestor Zamora replied with 13 pts in loss.

Huelva - Coruna 59-73
Nice road win for Coruna, whose leading player was David Garcia (190-G-80) with 19 points and 5 rebounds. Jose Ramon Esmoris (202-F/C-75) and Antonio Seijo collected 16 and 14 points respectively. Andre Howard collected 14 points and 11 rebounds in defeat.

Alcazar - Huesca 96-91
Alcazar got 23 points from Xavi Ventura (192-G-81) and 20 points, plus 9 rebounds from Jerod Ward (206-F/G-76, college: Michigan). Marc Rubio (186-G-88) and Dexter Lyons (198-F/G-81, college: Cent.Florida) followed them with 16 and 11 points respectively. For the loosing side, Mamadi Diane netted 17 points.


Nielsen Named MVP - by Paul Nilsen
Matt Nielsen (208-F/C-78) was crowned MVP of the Round in the ACB after he produced one of his finest displays in a Valencia vest to help his team to an impressive but hard fought 92-87 win over Unicaja.

The Australian big man recorded a valuation of 32 which bettered his previous biggest of valuation of 31 which he registered last season. Nielsen was a real handful for the Malaga defence who fouled him six times trying to stop him but he still finished with a 20 point haul as well as 8 rebounds,4 assists a block and a dunk.

After this win, Valencia are firmly on course for fourth spot and home advantage in the play-offs.



Stats Leaders - LEB Gold
Points Per Game
 Darren PHILLIP
  CAI Zaragoza
  (201-F-78)
  Avg: 18.4
 1. Phillip, CAI Z.18.4 
 2. Donaldson, La La.17.5 
 3. Riera, Mallorca17.4 
 4. Morley, Burgos17.2 
 5. Guillen, La Laguna16.1 
 6. Humphrey, Leon15.5 
 7. Roe, Tenerife15.4 
 8. Quinteros, CAI Z.15.0 
 9. Hess, CB Tarragona14.5 
 10. Blanch, Mallorca14.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jakim DONALDSON
  La Laguna
  (203-C/F-83)
  Avg: 10.9
 1. Donaldson, La La.10.9 
 2. Starosta, Melilla9.7 
 3. Sinanovic, Clin.Rin.9.1 
 4. Arteaga, Palencia8.4 
 5. Lima, Clin.Rincon8.2 
 6. Adrien, Breogan7.8 
 7. Coleman, Breogan7.7 
 8. Phillip, CAI Z.7.6 
 9. Humphrey, Leon7.4 
 10. Seawright, CB Tarra.7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Diego CIORCIARI
  Vive Menorca
  (185-G-80)
  Avg: 5.1
 1. Ciorciari, Vive M.5.1 
 2. Cherry, Caceres4.4 
 3. Mendiburu, CB Tarra.4.1 
 4. Mena, La Palma4.0 
 5. Perez, Cornella3.6 
 6. Jimenez, Melilla3.6 
 7. Bernabe, Leon3.4 
 8. Hernandez, Burgos3.1 
 9. Riera, Mallorca3.0 
 10. Urtasun, Leon2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Matias LESCANO
  CAI Zaragoza
  (196-G/F-79)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Lescano, CAI Z.2.5 
 2. Rabaseda, Cornella2.5 
 3. Fuentes, Clin.Rincon2.1 
 4. Blanch, Mallorca2.1 
 5. Quinteros, CAI Z.2.0 
 6. Boccia, Tenerife1.9 
 7. Ayon, Tenerife1.8 
 8. Perez, Cornella1.7 
 9. Morley, Burgos1.7 
 10. Garcia, La Palma1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrew NAYMICK
  Caceres
  (208-C-85)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Naymick, Caceres1.9 
 2. Sinanovic, Clin.Rin.1.7 
 3. Diouf, CB Tarragona1.5 
 4. Donaldson, La La.1.5 
 5. Elonu, CAI Zaragoza1.5 
 6. Ayon, Tenerife1.4 
 7. Samb, Cornella1.3 
 8. Joseph, Cornella1.3 
 9. Roe, Tenerife1.0 
 10. Green, Mallorca0.9 


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Playoffs, Game 3: Gothia - Plannja (69 - 85)0-2 Sdertlje - Solna (78 - 97)1-1 - by Johan Anderson
Plannja proved too good for Gothia on the road. Brandon McKnight (188-G-83, agency: Promotex, college: Purdue) (188-G-83, agency: Promotex, college: Purdue) knocked down 16 points to lead Plannja Basket Lulea.Jim Enbom (195-F-76) had 15 points apiece in the victory. Emil Salon responded with 27 points in the loss. Solna Vikings managed to beat Sdertlje Kings 97-78, Vikings tied the score to 1-1 in Quarterfinals and next game will be played in Solna.Andrew Mitchell (181-G-79, college: Kent St.)l was a key player in this victory with 26points.Saulius Dumbliauskas (202-C-81, agency: Court Side, college: St.Bonaventure) helped wit 19points.Alexander Wikner-Nordberg (206-F/C-85, agency: FCM) and Rickard Eriksson (189-G-82, agency: Promotex) with 12points in the loss.

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Standings - LNA
LNA Standings
 1. Lugano Tigers 25-4 
 2. SAV Vacallo 23-6 
 3. Fribourg 21-8 
 4. Starwings 21-8 
 5. BBC Nyon 15-14 
 6. Monthey 14-15 
 7. SAM Massagno 11-18 
 8. Geneva Devils 11-18 
 9. Lausanne 8-21 
 10. Boncourt 8-21 
 11. MGS 3-27 


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Standings - SBL
SBL Standings
 1. Dacin Tigers 17-5 
 2. Yulon Luxgen 15-8 
 3. Pure Youth 12-11 
 4. Taiwan Beer 11-10 
 5. KKL 11-10 
 6. Taiwan Mobile 8-14 
 7. Bank of Taiwan 3-19 


Taiwan Beer held Tseng scoreless in upset win - by Chris Wang
Taiwan Beer held Yulon center Tseng Wen-ting scoreless in a 62-60 upset win and stopped a four-game slide Sunday. Yulon followed its 10-game winning streak by dropping two straight.

PY 86-69 TM
PY: J. Sanders 22p+13rb+7a+3s+4blk, Hung Chih-shan 21p, Huang Chih-feng 15p+12rb, James Mao 14p+8rb+7a
TM: Wu Yung-jen 17p, Liu Sheng-yao 15p, A. Foyle 6p+9rb

TB 62-60 Yulon
TB: Yang Ching-min 26p+7rb, Wu Tai-hao 10p+7rb
Yulon: Lee Hsueh-lin 21p, Lu Cheng-ju 16p, Chen Chih-chung 12p, Tseng Wen-ting op+8rb

Dacin 91-87 (OT) BOT
Dacin: Chang Chih-feng 26p, B. Allen 24p+16rb
BOT: Chen Shun-hsiang 24p, Chang Jung-hsuan 12p+7rb, Lin Jui-kun 16p, D. Creighton 10p

Standing
Dacin 17-5
Yulon 15-8
TB 11-10
KKL 11-10
PY 12-11
TM 8-14
BOT 3-19


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TBL Round: 25 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Tofas - Efes Pilsen 67-86
Efes Pilsen blasted Tofas as a guest remaining on top of TBL standings with 22 wins in 25 appearances. Mario Kasun (213-C-80) came up with 13 points and 7 rebounds last night, Charles Smith (193-G-75, college: N.Mexico) also scored 13, while Ender Arslan added 11 points in this victory. Tofas (10-15) got 13 points and 5 boards from Brandon Bowman.

Mersin - Fener.Ulker 81-80
Mersin handed fifth loss of the season to Fenerbahce Ulker, who will spend some time without their head coach Tanjevic on the bench (surgery). Vincent Grier (195-G/F-83, college: Minnesota) led Mersin with 21 points and 6 rebounds, James Baron (191-G-86, college: Rhode Island) scored 20 and Inanc Koc added 17 pts, plus 7 rebs. Gordon Giricek netted 23 points in defeat. Mersin 9-16, Fener 20-5.

T.Telekom - Banvit 83-76
Turk Telekom celebrated in derby game against Banvit, despite 24 points by Baris Ozcan. Bekir Yarangume (198-F-79) and Kristoffer Lang (211-F/C-79, agency: SportsTalent, college: N.Carolina) combined 32 points, 16 rebounds and 9 assists for the hosts. Demond Mallet and Ersin Dagli netted 14 points each. Turk Telekom improved to 15-10, while Banvit dropped to 17-8 in TBL.

Darussafaka - Karsiyaka 81-92
Karsiyaka grabbed road win against the last-ranked Darussafaka for 13-12 in TBL. Ryan Toolson (193-G-85, college: Utah Valley St.) and KZell Wesson (201-F/C-77, college: La Salle) shined for the visiting squad with 18 points and 7 rebounds each. Quincy Douby was on fire in loss with 32 pts, but his Darussafaka faced with 20th loss in 25 appearances.

Antalya - Galatasaray 58-91
Easy one for Galatasaray, who got 22 points and 6 rebounds from Darius Washington (188-G-85, college: Memphis). Simas Jasaitis (202-F/G-82) had 15 points, 8 boards and 6 assists, while Radoslav Rancik added 14 pts and 7 rebs. In defeat, Umut Yenice scored 16 pts. Galatasaray 14-11, Antalya 11-14.

Bornova - Oyak Renault 92-63
12-13 for Bornova and 8-17 for Oyak Renault after this meeting. Tyler Smith (201-F-86, college: Tennessee) stepped up for the hosts with 24 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists. Joshua Heytvelt (211-F-86, college: Gonzaga) shined in defeat with 25 pts and 9 rebs.

Besiktas - Erdemir 66-69
Erdemir surprised Besiktas in Istanbul tonight handing them 66-69 loss. Leon Williams (203-F/C-86, agency: Elfus-Siegel Management (ESM), college: Ohio), Erdal Bibo (194-G-77, agency: 1x1 Sports) and Alex Gordon delivered 12 points each for the winners. Williams pulled down 7 rebounds beside that. For the hosts, Brad Newley netted 15 pts. Erdemir 12-13, Besiktas 15-10.

Aliaga - Kepez Bld 62-66
Jovo Stanojevic (208-C-77, agency: Beo Basket) nailed 21 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead his Kepez to valuable road win against Aliaga. Baris Guney (193-G-83) followed Stanojevic with 11 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists. Quinton Hosley answered with 19 pts and 7 rebounds in defeat. Kepez 8-17, Aliaga 9-16.


TB2L Round: 1 (1/8 Finals) - by Eurobasket News
Genc Telekom - Pertevniyal 81-78
Genc Telekom grabbed 1-0 lead against Pertevniyal mostly owing to Sertac Sanli (209-F-91), who scored 18 points and pulled down 7 rebounds. Faik Nurkan (91) also had very important role in this victory with 16 pts, while Can Ugur Ogut added 14 points, 7 boards and 7 assists. In defeat, Orhan Haciyeva collected 19 points and 13 boards.

Hacettepe Un. - Optimum TED 69-67
Hacettepe escaped with 69-67 home win against Optimum TED for 1-0 lead in TB2L Eightfinals. Jermaine Dearman (202-F/C-80, agency: Warren Sports International, college: S.Illinois) was the leading player in victory with 23 points and 9 rebounds. Kaan Memisoglu (190-G-78) led the scorers in loss with 17 pts.

Vestel - Usak 79-78
Another thriller and another win for the hosts. Vestel grabbed 1-0 lead mostly thanks to Emre Ozpulat (200-F-82), who had 22 points and 6 rebounds. Sercan Topcu (185-G-85) followed him with 18 points, 8 boards and 5 assists. In Usakspor, Esat Sinanoglu was the best scorer with 27 pts.

Selcuk Univ. - Akhisar Bld 74-66
Antonio Meeking (203-F-81, college: Louisiana Tech) led the winners with 22 points, 14 rebounds and 6 assists. Azizcan Ozdemir (201-F-88, agency: 1x1 Sports) added 14 pts and 9 rebs, while Cemal Bayraktar had 13 pts. For the guests, Tyrone Nelson had 21 points and 7 rebounds. Selcuk - Akhisar 1-0.

Trabzonspor - Yesilyurt 88-69
Easy one for Trabzon, who jumped to 1-0 in TB2L Eight finals. Harold Jamison (204-C-76, college: Clemson) shined for the hosts with 17 points and 7 rebounds. Thomas Brown (201-F-86, college: Lamar) answered with 20 points and 7 boards in loss.

Olin Genclik - Beykoz 68-48
Olin Genclik destroyed Beykoz limiting them to just 48 points for the game. Ozgun Onver (195-G/F-82) stepped up for Olin Genclik last night with 19 points and 9 rebounds. Beykoz got 13 points and 10 boards from Nusret Yildirim (188-F-89).

ITU - Gelisim 72-91
Marquise Gray (203-C-86, agency: ZAG Advocates, college: Michigan St.) was a key player for Gelisim as he had double-double of 29 points and 13 rebounds. Recai Ozturk (198-F-82) followed him with 19 points and 9 rebounds. In ITU, Bora Sancar collected 17 points, 5 boards and 6 assists.

FMV Isikspor - Final Genclik 72-76
Final Genclik did a great job in Game One of TB2L Eightfinals. Mustafa Gucyetmez (186-G-80) shined for this team with 23 points. Christian Agwumaro (198-F-86, agency: Prossin Sports Management, college: Texas St.-San Marcos) was the last one with double-digits in scoring with 10 pts. In FMV Isikrpor, Can Mutaf collected 29 points and 7 rebounds.


Standings - TBL
TBL Standings
 1. Efes Pilsen 22-3 
 2. Fener.Ulker 20-5 
 3. Banvit 17-8 
 4. Besiktas 15-10 
 5. T.Telekom 15-10 
 6. Galatasaray 14-11 
 7. Karsiyaka 13-12 
 8. Bornova 12-13 
 9. Erdemir 12-13 
 10. Antalya 11-14 
 11. Tofas 10-15 
 12. Mersin 9-16 
 13. Aliaga 9-16 
 14. Oyak Renault 8-17 
 15. Kepez Bld 8-17 
 16. Darussafaka 5-20 


Stats Leaders - D1
Points Per Game
 Quincy DOUBY
  Darussafaka
  (191-G-84)
  Avg: 24.1
 1. Douby, Darussafaka24.1 
 2. Shipp, Bornova19.8 
 3. Chatman, Besiktas18.4 
 4. Brown, Bornova18.1 
 5. Hosley, Aliaga18.0 
 6. Toolson, Karsiyaka17.8 
 7. Stanojevic, Kepez B.17.4 
 8. Baxter, Besiktas17.4 
 9. Williams, Erdemir17.0 
 10. Baron, Mersin16.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jermareo DAVIDSON
  Darussafaka
  (208-F-84)
  Avg: 11
 1. Davidson, Darussaf.11.0 
 2. Heytvelt, Oyak R.9.9 
 3. Williams, Erdemir9.4 
 4. Hosley, Aliaga8.4 
 5. Aldemir, Karsiyaka8.0 
 6. Smith, Karsiyaka7.5 
 7. Greene, Antalya7.3 
 8. Elegar, Bornova7.1 
 9. Bowman, Tofas6.9 
 10. Stanojevic, Kepez B.6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Hakan KOSEOGLU
  Erdemir
  (188-G-81)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Koseoglu, Erdemir8.5 
 2. Chatman, Besiktas6.1 
 3. Douby, Darussafaka5.1 
 4. Ermis, Banvit4.8 
 5. Acik, T.Telekom4.4 
 6. Ukic, Fener.Ulker4.2 
 7. James, Mersin4.2 
 8. Erden, Bornova4.1 
 9. Holston, Karsiyaka4.0 
 10. Erdogan, Oyak R.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Quinton HOSLEY
  Aliaga
  (198-G/F-84)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Hosley, Aliaga2.9 
 2. Douby, Darussafaka2.5 
 3. Chatman, Besiktas2.4 
 4. Shipp, Bornova2.2 
 5. Smith, Efes Pilsen2.1 
 6. Famutimi, Oyak R.1.9 
 7. James, Mersin1.9 
 8. Adams, Oyak R.1.8 
 9. Altay, Aliaga1.8 
 10. Jackson, Antalya1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Omer ASIK
  Fener.Ulker
  (211-C-86)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Asik, Fener.Ulker1.6 
 2. Aldemir, Karsiyaka1.5 
 3. Davidson, Darussaf.1.4 
 4. Denison, Tofas1.3 
 5. Elegar, Bornova1.3 
 6. Bowman, Tofas1.2 
 7. Heytvelt, Oyak R.1.2 
 8. Davis, Banvit1.1 
 9. Solak, Galatasaray1.1 
 10. Kone, Erdemir1.0 


TB2L Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Albert FISHER
  Akcakoca P.
  (185-G-86)
  Avg: 26
 1. Fisher, Akcakoca P.26.0 
 2. Haciyeva, Pertevniyal22.1 
 3. Nelson, Akhisar Bld21.9 
 4. Ibekwe, Genc B.21.2 
 5. Garrison, Pamuk.21.1 
 6. Abi, ITU20.6 
 7. Mutaf, FMV I.19.3 
 8. Curtis, Beykoz19.1 
 9. Eiukwu, Usak18.3 
 10. Hairston, Duzce G.18.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Orhan HACIYEVA
  Darussafaka
  (--89)
  Avg: 13
 1. Haciyeva, Pertevniyal13.0 
 2. Brown, Yesilyurt12.0 
 3. Egemonye, Optimum .11.1 
 4. Nelson, Akhisar Bld10.9 
 5. Curtis, Beykoz10.8 
 6. Eiukwu, Usak10.8 
 7. Ibekwe, Genc B.10.6 
 8. Garrison, Pamuk.10.2 
 9. Gray, Gelisim10.1 
 10. Mims, Istanbul.10.0 
Assists Per Game
 Admir KAN
  Yesilyurt
  (185-G-83)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Kan, Yesilyurt5.7 
 2. Eris, Istanbul B.B.5.6 
 3. Ogut, Genc Telekom5.3 
 4. Gacemer, Gelisim5.3 
 5. Sancar, ITU5.2 
 6. Kavaklioglu, Hacett.4.6 
 7. Akyol, Olin Genclik4.4 
 8. Hot, Akcakoca P.4.3 
 9. Tunceri, Hacettep.4.2 
 10. Senol, Final Genclik4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Orhan HACIYEVA
  Darussafaka
  (--89)
  Avg: 3
 1. Haciyeva, Pertevniyal3.0 
 2. Nelson, Akhisar Bld2.4 
 3. Yavuklu, Orman G.2.3 
 4. Ogut, Genc Telekom2.2 
 5. Ibekwe, Genc B.2.2 
 6. Mutaf, FMV I.2.1 
 7. Celebioglu, Genc B.2.0 
 8. Erdogan, Duzce G.2.0 
 9. Fisher, Akcakoca P.2.0 
 10. Ozseven, TED I.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Callistus EIUKWU
  Usak
  (208-F/C-85)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Eiukwu, Usak3.1 
 2. Garrison, Pamuk.2.4 
 3. Fobbs, Trabzonspor2.1 
 4. Ibekwe, Genc B.2.1 
 5. Taylor, Vestel1.9 
 6. Hairston, Duzce G.1.8 
 7. Egemonye, Optimum .1.8 
 8. Courtney, Final G.1.6 
 9. Mims, Istanbul.1.5 
 10. Turkyilmaz, Genc B.1.4 


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Tied by age: How Shaq sees Duncan - by David Edole
Shaquille O'Neal will recover from his latest injury, and he proved that when he came through San Antonio last week. Then, he cut into his favorite dish, chicken-fried steak, at his favorite restaurant, and not once did his healing right thumb bother him.

I'm feeling good, he said.

But Shaq knows. He knows, just as Tim Duncan did Friday night when he limped out of the AT&T Center, and maybe that's why Shaq talked about Duncan as he did.

In the history of the game, Shaq said, nobody did it like me and him did it.

Those who saw Wilt and Russell would argue that, but that's Shaq. He markets, whether it's for television or basketball.

He markets Duncan, too. He thinks if he and Duncan got the basketball fed to them as they once did, then they could still do what they did in their prime.

Back in our time, it was our job to be the go-toscorers, he said. Give me my 10-20 shots now, and I'll still put up the same numbers.

There are times when Duncan shows the same. He went 1 of 10 against Orlando and 2 of 11 against the Lakers. Yet in between, he averaged 24 points, including a 29-point, 13-rebound showcase in Atlanta.

Duncan is averaging the fewest points of his career, but the drop-off isn't dramatic. He's only 0.4 off his lowest scoring season, in 2005-06, and the win against Cleveland outlined how effective he can still be.

Then, he added three blocks as he centered the defense, and late in the third quarter, he showed his versatility. Duncan grabbed a steal, dribbled up on a fast break and found Richard Jefferson for a dunk.

Mike Brown, the Cleveland coach, was on the Spurs' bench when Duncan was the MVP. And he believes, because Duncan was never an athletic, gazelle type to begin with, aging affects him less.

Tim has obviously gotten older, and maybe slower in this area, or slower in that area, Brown said. But I can't see a total difference.

Again, there are nights when there isn't much difference. But Brown was there when Duncan ripped through the 2003 playoffs, including the 37-point elimination game he put on Shaq.

Besides, Duncan played only 26 minutes in a tight game against Brown's Cavaliers. It's patently obvious to anyone with a brain, as Gregg Popovich himself might put it, that Duncan is not unlike the player he meets tonight in Boston. Kevin Garnett, too, has a knee issue that adds to his aging.

These new images of Hall of Fame players are painful, and a Cleveland columnist captured that this month. The Celtics are dragging Kevin Garnett up and down the court like the whole bunch of them, he wrote, are auditioning for Weekend at Bernie's IV.'

Good line. But, with their careers being framed this way, Shaq wanted to step in and say a few things Friday.

We're getting old, he began, but everybody gets old. It's the way it was for the great David Robinson, and the way it was for Artis Gilmore and everyone else. It happens.

To Shaq, though, he and Duncan aren't like everyone else. They are linked by their rings (four each) and by their era, and he has a name for them. Godfather of the east and the godfather of the west.

Shaq's geographical place is unclear. He went from the east to the west, back to the east, back to the west, and is now in the Midwest.

But he was on a roll. I guarantee you there will never be another Tim Duncan, he said. And I guarantee you there will never be another Shaquille O'Neal, never, ever in the history of the game.

It was as if he needed to say these things, because the present is fogging their past. And little wonder, when asked how the aging process was going, Shaq felt better.

Nicely, he said.

by Buck Harvey


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Bulls Eye Entertainment's Reec named official Spokesman for the UBA! - by UBA media

The UBA is pleased to announce their official spokesperson, entertainer and Georgia native, Reec. Reec is a member of the Bull's Eye All-star basketball team.

UBA President J.D. Barnes said, When REEC isn't hosting interviews, touring with his band or making appearances for the UBA, he devotes endless hours to Positive American Youth, a non-profit organization centered on youth development through fitness, basketball camps, entertainment and education.

Reec was the official host of the 2009 Southern Classic Roundball Invitational and will also be hosting the UBAs Playoff Classic on July 16-18.

REEC has a compelling presence that carries an indisputable amount of celebrity bluster and superstar status, said deputy commissioner DJ Douglass.

Reec has gained national notoriety through his first two singles, 'Get to the Money' and 'Lets Go'. Each generated sales that placed Reec within the top ten on the Billboard Charts for over 40 weeks with 92 separate chart appearances.

To assist in motivating youth, Reec has recently collaborated with Atlanta's legendary group the YoungBloodz to create the newly released single entitled 'Peter Pan Fly' which is gaining regional radio momentum.

Reec is currently spending his time visiting the Metro Atlanta Boys and Girls Clubs, elementary/middle schools and recreational centers. The entertainer is spreading a lasting message of fitness, education, music, and a supply of giveaway items.

'REEC is perfect fit for the UBA as he brings his vibrant personality and selfless sense of community to our organization. said Barnes.



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Stats Leaders - Men
Points Per Game
 Khalid EL-AMIN
  Budivelnyk
  (178-G-79)
  Avg: 22.9
 1. El-Amin, Budivelnyk22.9 
 2. Karim, DniproAzot21.3 
 3. Thomas, Fe.20.1 
 4. McClintock, Mykolaiv19.1 
 5. Curry, Azovmash19.1 
 6. Mitchell, Khimik18.9 
 7. Williams, Halychyna18.0 
 8. Burtt, Fe.17.7 
 9. Crowe, Dnipro17.7 
 10. DeGroat, BC Odessa17.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Michael FRASER
  Hoverla
  (203-C/F-84)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Fraser, Hoverla11.5 
 2. Thomas, Fe.10.8 
 3. McClintock, Mykolaiv7.9 
 4. Finn, Halychyna7.8 
 5. Morton, DniproAzot7.3 
 6. Pettway, Dnipro7.3 
 7. Hunter, Fe.7.2 
 8. Rizvic, Azovmash7.0 
 9. Dubnyuk, Pulsar6.9 
 10. Agafonov, Khimik6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Jason CROWE
  Dnipro
  (193-G-76)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Crowe, Dnipro7.4 
 2. Blassingame, BC Od.7.0 
 3. Sparks, Hoverla5.7 
 4. Karim, DniproAzot5.6 
 5. El-Amin, Budivelnyk5.5 
 6. Mitchell, Khimik5.3 
 7. Lukashov, BC Kyiv5.0 
 8. Burtt, Fe.4.8 
 9. Love, Mykolaiv4.3 
 10. Jeromanovs, Mykol.4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Fred HOUSE
  Azovmash
  (195-F-78)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. House, Azovmash2.9 
 2. Crowe, Dnipro2.4 
 3. El-Amin, Budivelnyk2.2 
 4. Jeromanovs, Mykol.2.0 
 5. Perry, BC Donetsk1.9 
 6. Karim, DniproAzot1.8 
 7. Sparks, Hoverla1.8 
 8. Zabirchenko, BC Ky.1.7 
 9. Tiggs, Fe.1.7 
 10. Curry, Azovmash1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Viacheslav KRAVTSOV
  BC Kyiv
  (212-C-87)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Kravtsov, BC Kyiv2.8 
 2. McClintock, Mykolaiv2.1 
 3. Pettway, Dnipro2.0 
 4. Rizvic, Azovmash2.0 
 5. Balashov, BC Odessa1.8 
 6. Morton, DniproAzot1.6 
 7. Agafonov, Khimik1.6 
 8. Owens, BC Donetsk1.3 
 9. Ulyanko, Hoverla1.3 
 10. Matyukevych, Mykol.1.0 


Superleague Round: 27 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Kryvbasbasket - Azovmash 79-75
Kryvbasbasket prevailed against Azovmash to improve at 20-3 record on top of the ladder. Jurica Zuza (207-C-78) scored 23 points and pulled down 7 rebounds for the hosts. Evgeni Annenkov contributed 10 points and 6 rebounds in the victory. Ramel Curry accounted for 29 points for Azovmash.

BC Kyiv - Hoverla 68-69
Hoverla narrowly defeated BC Kyiv. Alexander Kudryavtsev came up with a late layup to seal the win for the Ivano-Frankivsk team. Patrick Sparks (184-G-83, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Kentucky) finished with 22 points, 6 assists and 4 boards to lead the winners. Michael Fraser contributed 11 points and 11 rebounds for Hoverla. Dmytro Zabirchenko unleashed 24 points coming off the bench for BC Kyiv.

Khimik - Budivelnyk 76-80
Budivelnyk eked out a late win in Yuzny to retain the top spot in the standings. R.T. Guinn (208-C-81, college: Baylor) scored 19 points to lead the effort. Khalid El-Amin added 16 points, 6 assists and 5 boards for the visitors. Alexander Kolchenko accounted for 17 points for Khimik in defeat.

Pulsar - Halychyna 72-85
Halychyna earned a vital road win over Pulsar as the Lviv continued their quest for the playoff spot. Nick Williams (192-G-83, agency: Beo Basket, college: Cincinnati) scored 30 points and grabbed 7 rebounds to lead Halychyna. Lamont McIntosh added 15 points in the winning effort. Aleksei Poltoratskiy responded with 18 points and 9 rebounds for Pulsar.

Dnipro - BC Odessa 88-78
Dnipro held off Odessa at home court. Andrei Lebedev (189-G-79) unloaded 23 points to lead the charge. Jason Crowe added 22 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists and 5 steals for the winners. John DeGroat accounted for 18 points for Odessa.

Mykolaiv - Ferro-ZNTU 70-111
Ferro-ZNTU coasted past Mykolaiv on the road. Charles Thomas (203-F-86, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Arkansas) scored 20 points to lead well-balanced effort. Kevin Tiggs and Steve Burtt added 19 points each for the winning side. Leonid Iailo finished with 14 points and 6 rebounds for Mykolaiv.



Standings - Superleague
Superleague Standings
 1. Budivelnyk 20-2 
 2. Kryvbasbasket 20-3 
 3. Ferro-ZNTU 17-5 
 4. BC Odessa 15-7 
 5. BC Kyiv 14-8 
 6. Azovmash 13-10 
 7. Dnipro 13-10 
 8. Hoverla 11-12 
 9. Mykolaiv 10-13 
 10. Halychyna 10-13 
 11. Khimik 9-14 
 12. Pulsar 4-19 
 13. DniproAzot 3-20 
 14. Gryfony 0-23 
ZFolded
 1. BC Donetsk 0-0 


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Standings - BBL
BBL Standings
 1. Newcastle E. 26-5 
 2. Sheffield S. 25-5 
 3. Scottish R. 20-11 
 4. Leicester R. 20-12 
 5. Cheshire J. 17-12 
 6. Everton T. 17-13 
 7. MK Lions 15-14 
 8. Worthing T. 14-18 
 9. Worcester W. 12-18 
 10. Guildford H. 11-20 
 11. Plymouth R. 9-20 
 12. Essex Pirates 7-24 
 13. London C. 3-24 


Stats Leaders - BBL
Points Per Game
 Mike COOK
  Sheffield S.
  (193-G/F-84)
  Avg: 26.9
 1. Cook, Sheffield S.26.9 
 2. Bratton, Worthing.24.4 
 3. Moore, Everton T.21.3 
 4. Yanders, Scottish.20.6 
 5. Wierzbicki, Leices.20.5 
 6. Patton, Sheffiel.20.4 
 7. Harrison, MK Lions20.0 
 8. Valencia, Plymouth R.19.6 
 9. Martin, Guildford H.19.2 
 10. Toney, Sheffield S.19.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Tafari TONEY
  Sheffield S.
  (203-F/C-86)
  Avg: 10.4
 1. Toney, Sheffield S.10.4 
 2. Johnson, Leiceste.10.3 
 3. Janusauskas, London C.9.4 
 4. Rodrigo, Essex P.9.2 
 5. Rowe, Plymouth R.9.0 
 6. Richard, Worthing.8.4 
 7. Gariba, London C.7.9 
 8. New, MK Lions7.8 
 9. Martin, Guildford H.7.1 
 10. Bratton, Worthing.6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Jessie SAPP
  Scottish R.
  (191-G-)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Sapp, Scottish R.7.7 
 2. Martin, Plymouth.7.3 
 3. Moore, Everton T.6.0 
 4. Patton, Sheffiel.5.1 
 5. Drakeford, Guildfor.5.0 
 6. Jackson, Newcastl.4.7 
 7. Westbrooks, Leices.4.7 
 8. Yanders, Scottish.4.6 
 9. Middleton, Worceste.4.6 
 10. Cook, Sheffield S.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Olu BABALOLA
  Everton T.
  (198-F-81)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Babalola, Evert.2.4 
 2. Middleton, Worceste.2.3 
 3. Peterson, Cheshire.2.3 
 4. Moore, Everton T.2.3 
 5. Normantas, Worceste.2.2 
 6. Sapp, Scottish R.2.1 
 7. O''Reilly, Cheshire.2.1 
 8. Adu, Essex Pirates2.0 
 9. Lasker, Plymouth.1.9 
 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.2.0 
 3. Hanke, Scottish R.1.7 
 4. Toney, Sheffield S.1.5 
 5. Gorman, Sheffiel.1.0 
 6. Young, Cheshire J.1.0 
 7. Copeland, Scottish.