EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 3/7/2010

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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   


Standings
Adriatic League Standings
 1. Cibona 19-4 
 2. Partizan 16-5 
 3. Buducnost 14-9 
 4. Hemofarm 14-9 
 5. U.Olimpija 13-9 
 6. KK Zagreb 13-10 
 7. Cedevita 12-11 
 8. Zadar 11-12 
 9. Crvena Zvez. 10-13 
 10. Radnicki K. 10-13 
 11. Siroki Eronet 9-14 
 12. FMP 8-15 
 13. Bosna S. 5-17 
 14. Helios 5-18 


Stats Leaders

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


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  ARGENTINA   


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


Standings - TNA
TNA Standings
TNA1
 1. Club 9 7-2 
 2. Argentino 6-2 
 3. El Nacional 5-4 
 4. San Mart.C. 4-5 
 5. San Mart.MJ 4-6 
 6. Ciclista 3-5 
 7. Bragado 2-7 
TNA2
 1. Obera TC 7-0 
 2. Alma Juniors 5-3 
 3. Belgrano SN 3-4 
 4. A.Italiana 3-5 
 5. Firmat SF 3-5 
 6. Independ.T. 2-6 


Stats Leaders - LigaA

Points Per Game
 David JACKSON
  La Union
  (196-G-82)
  Avg: 19
 1. Jackson, La Union19.0 
 2. Funes, C.Entrer.17.5 
 3. Assie, Quilmes MP17.3 
 4. Moodie, Boca Jrs16.9 
 5. Nelson, Quilmes MP16.5 
 6. Williams, Olimpico.16.4 
 7. Cutley, C.Entrer.16.4 
 8. Lo Grippo, Atenas16.2 
 9. Marshall, C.Entrer.16.0 
 10. Gutierrez, Penarol15.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Federico KAMMERICHS
  Regatas C.
  (203-F/C-80)
  Avg: 12.1
 1. Kammerichs, Regat.12.1 
 2. Williams, Union S.8.2 
 3. Rollins, Gimnasia.8.0 
 4. Griffin, Estudiantes7.9 
 5. Assie, Quilmes MP7.3 
 6. Wolkowyski, Libertad.7.2 
 7. Gonzalez, Quimsa7.1 
 8. McFarlan, Union S.7.1 
 9. Leiva, Penarol7.0 
 10. Pelussi, Libertad S.6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Luis CEQUEIRA
  Sionista
  (180-G-85)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Cequeira, Sionista4.8 
 2. Victoriano, Lanus4.4 
 3. Martinez, Sionista4.0 
 4. Labaque, Obras3.8 
 5. Ginobili, Libertad S.3.6 
 6. Franco, Estudiantes3.5 
 7. Cadillac, C.Entrer.3.2 
 8. Salles, La Union3.1 
 9. Williams, Olimpico.3.1 
 10. Figueroa, Atenas2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Frank WILLIAMS
  Olimpico LB
  (191-G-80)
  Avg: 2
 1. Williams, Olimpico.2.0 
 2. Moldu, Libertad S.1.7 
 3. Franco, Estudiantes1.6 
 4. Pelussi, Libertad S.1.6 
 5. Funes, C.Entrer.1.5 
 6. Labaque, Obras1.5 
 7. Cadillac, C.Entrer.1.4 
 8. Glover, Olimpico.1.4 
 9. Victoriano, Lanus1.4 
 10. Aguirre, Boca Jrs1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Derrick ALSTON
  Olimpico LB
  (208-C/F-72)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Alston, Olimpico.1.9 
 2. Kammerichs, Regat.1.4 
 3. Alston, Boca Jrs1.3 
 4. Johnson, Lanus1.1 
 5. Rollins, Gimnasia.1.1 
 6. Assie, Quilmes MP1.0 
 7. Marshall, C.Entrer.1.0 
 8. Williams, Union S.0.9 
 9. Griffin, Estudiantes0.8 
 10. Keep, Quilmes MP0.8 


Liga A, second phase: Round 23 review - by Eurobasket News
Regatas C. - Olimpico LB 78-81
Olimpico LB celebrated 10th victory of the season mostly owing to Derrick Alston (208-C/F-72, agency: Priority Sports, college: Duquesne), who scored 18 points and pulled down 7 rebounds. Eduardo Villares (188-G-79) followed with 13 pts. Federico Kammerichs shined in Regatas (13-9) with 22 points and 10 rebounds.

Penarol - Estudiantes 90-68
Penarol blasted Estudiantes having five players with double-digits in scoring. Sebastian Vega (200-C-88) came up with 18 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists, while Marcos Mata (202-F-86) added 15 pts and 7 rebs. Emiliano Agostino answered with 19 point for the guests.

Boca Jrs - Gimnasia CR 78-64
Boca Juniors had Cedric Moodie in a game mood 25 points. Grady Reynolds (198-F-80, agency: Strategic Sports, college: St.John's) had double-double of 15 points and 13 rebounds, and Brian Woodward also netted 15 pts. In the loosing squad, Hakeem Rollins collected 16 points and 10 rebounds. Boca Juniors 13-10, Gimnasia CR 8-15.

Quimsa - Sionista 70-67
Quimsa grabbed tiny 70-67 home win against Sionista moving up to 11-9. Albert White (197-G/F-77, agency: Paris Global Sports, college: Missouri) stepped up for the host with 14 points, and Camargo Dionisio Gomes added 13 points and 11 rebounds. Alejandro Zilli (200-F-82) replied with 20 points and 13 boards in loss.

Obras - Lanus 77-65
Alejandro Alloatti (203-F/C-84) was a key player in Obras last night with 17 points and 9 rebounds. Mark Bortz (208-F/C-82, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management, college: Buffalo) scored 13 and Gabriel Fernandez added one point less. In Lanus, Fernando Calvi and Andre Smith netted 13 points each.

C.Entrerriano - Quilmes MP 78-102
Quilmes MP destroyed Central Enterriano improving its score in the second stage to 7-16. Levi Stukes (188-G-84) stepped up for the winners with 21 points, while Nicolas Romano (197-F/C-87) (7 rebs) and Juan Cangelosi delivered 19 pts each. For the hosts (5-18), Curtis Marshall delivered 30 points.

La Union - Atenas 86-77
La Union handed 86-77 loss to Atenas getting 20 points from Jason Osborne (204-F-74, agency: Court Side, college: Louisville). Ariel Pau (191-F-84) also was great netting 18 and David Jackson added 12 points, plus 6 rebounds. In defeat, Juan Pablo Cantero top-scored with 20 pts (6 rebs). La Union 13-10, Atenas 16-6.

Libertad S. - Union S. 69-90
Enzo Ruiz (193-F-88) was the leading scorer in this victory with 19 points. William McFarlan (201-F-76, college: St.Thomas Aquinas) had double-double of 18 points and 10 rebounds, and James Williams also was great collecting 15 pts and 10 rebs. Sebastian Ginobili collected 16 points and 7 assists for the hosts. Union 13-10, Libertad 11-11.


Stats Leaders - TNA
Points Per Game
 Derrick MILLER
  Bragado
  (202-C/F-78)
  Avg: 20.6
 1. Miller, Bragado20.6 
 2. Leith, Firmat SF18.1 
 3. Elsener, El Nacional17.5 
 4. Melo, Z*Indepe.17.4 
 5. Williams, Independ.T.16.3 
 6. Nwankwo, El Nacional15.5 
 7. Ford, Belgrano SN15.3 
 8. Truscott, San M.15.3 
 9. Wilkerson, Ciclista15.2 
 10. Barlasina, San M.14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Louis TRUSCOTT
  Belgrano SN
  (199-F-78)
  Avg: 9.1
 1. Truscott, San M.9.1 
 2. Leith, Firmat SF8.9 
 3. Ford, Belgrano SN8.5 
 4. Williams, Independ.T.8.1 
 5. Espinoza, Argentino7.7 
 6. Wilkerson, Ciclista7.4 
 7. Williams, Club 97.4 
 8. Benjamin, San M.7.2 
 9. Kornegay, A.Ita.7.1 
 10. Fabio, Obera TC6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Julian OLMEDO
  Bragado
  (187-G-77)
  Avg: 4.1
 1. Olmedo, Bragado4.1 
 2. Gandoy, Belgrano SN3.3 
 3. La Bella, Obera TC2.9 
 4. Palacios, Firmat S.2.7 
 5. Lauro, Z*Indepe.2.6 
 6. Ceci, Argentino2.5 
 7. Sartorelli, San M.2.5 
 8. Perez, El Nacional2.4 
 9. Forastieri, Club 92.4 
 10. Luchino, San M.2.3 
Steals Per Game
 Javier GILETTA
  Alma Juniors
  (180-F-79)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Giletta, Alma Juniors2.4 
 2. Castets, Obera TC2.2 
 3. Elsener, El Nacional2.2 
 4. La Bella, Obera TC2.1 
 5. Williams, Independ.T.2.1 
 6. Fernandez, Alma J.1.9 
 7. Castelli, Independ.T.1.8 
 8. Eseverri, Belgrano.1.7 
 9. Fabio, Obera TC1.7 
 10. Gamboa, Obera TC1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Jeremy CLAYTON
  Firmat SF
  (201-F-86)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Clayton, Firmat SF1.7 
 2. Espinoza, Argentino1.4 
 3. Williams, Club 91.4 
 4. Francis, Argentino1.4 
 5. Kornegay, A.Ita.1.1 
 6. Williams, Independ.T.1.1 
 7. Robinson, Argentino0.9 
 8. Ford, Belgrano SN0.9 
 9. Martina, Club 90.8 
 10. Giorgi, Obera TC0.8 


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  AUSTRIA   


A Bundesliga Round: 3 (Second Stage) - by Eurobasket News
Group A
Gmunden - Furstenfeld 80-86
Furstenfeld closed Round 3 of the second stage with valuable 80-86 road win against Gmunden. With this victory, Furstenfeld improved its score to 22-3 staying on top of A Bundesleague standings. Desmond Penigar (201-F-81, college: Utah St.) shined for the Panthers with 22 points and 9 rebounds. Deteri Mayes (189-G-74, agency: Court Side, college: Murray St.) replied with 25 points for Gmunden (19-6).

Kapfenberg - Arkadia 74-78
Kevin Houston (193-G/F-76, agency: Interperformances, college: St.Bonaventure) scored 27 points and pulled down 8 rebounds, pacing his Arkadia to 12th victory of the season. Terrence Roderick (198-G-88, agency: Interperformances, college: UAB) also was good adding 16 points and 6 boards. In the loosing squad, Kevin Nelson collected 23 points. Arkadia 13-12, Kapfenberg 15-10.

Klosterneub. - Wels 78-53
Klosterneuburg was better than Wels joining them and Gmunden on the second place with 19-6 score. Ramiz Suljanovic (206-F/C-79, agency: R.H.Consultancy) came up with 16 points and 7 rebounds, while Curtis Bobb (196-G/F-78, agency: Rasmussen Services, college: Utah St.) and Christoph Nagler helped with 15 pts each. In Wels, Andrew Strait delivered 14 pts.

Group B
Gussing - Oberwart 52-77
12-13 for Oberwart and 7-18 for Gussing after this game. Anthony Paez (198-F-84, agency: JEMsports, college: Stephen F. Austin) was the leading scorer in Oberwart with 20 points. Kelvin Parker (183-G-82, college: NW Missouri St.) and Jonathan Levy netted 18 and 16 points respectively. Frank Richards had 21 points and 7 rebounds for the hosts.

Vienna - St.Polten 86-90
St Polten celebrated in high-scoring game against Vienna improving to 13-12 in Group B. Martin Kohlmaier (218-C-84) shined for the winners with 26 points and 6 rebounds. In Vienna (6-19), Spencer Rhynes (196-G/F-74, college: Huston-Tillotson) and Corey Hallett delivered 21 points each in defeat.

Worthersee - Graz
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Furstenfeld Beats Gmunden With Balanced Attack - by Lindsey McIntyre
The BSC Raiffeisen Furstenfeld Panthers gained a three-game lead atop the league standings with an 86-80 victory over the Allianz Swans Gmunden in Gmunden Friday night. Furstenfeld had five double-digit scorers, including Desmond Penigar (201-F-81, college: Utah St.), who led the team with 22 points and nine rebounds in his first game back after missing the last two. Gmunden's Deteri Mayes (189-G-74, agency: Court Side, college: Murray St.) led all scorers with 25 points.

The game was tightly contested from the start, with several lead changes and ties in the first quarter. The Panthers were able to pull away slightly toward the end of the period for a six point advantage. The Swans responded quickly and pulled back to within two at 26-24, at which point Furstenfeld took back over and used a 14-4 run to go up 12, 40-28. Gmunden, however was able to close the gap with a 10-0 run of their own to end the half down only two again, this time at 46-44.

The third quarter was much of the same. Gmunden opened the half with a basket to tie the game at 46, but Furstenfeld strung together yet another run, this time 8-0, to regain the lead, but by the end of the quarter, Gmunden pulled close again to end the quarter with Furstenfeld leading by two again, 67-65.

Early in the fourth, Gmunden's Dan Oppland (203-F-84, agency: SportsTalent, college: Valparaiso) hit a shot to tie the game at 69-all, but Shawn Ray (194-F-80, agency: Court Side, college: N.C.Central) quickly responded with a three-pointer to put Furstenfeld in front again. They held off the Swans for the rest of the game, including a 6-1 run to close out the game and secure the 86-80 win.

Furstenfeld's balaced attack included, Anthony Shavies (191-G-83, agency: Court Side, college: Missouri St.) with 19 points, five assists, five rebounds and two steals, Jay Youngblood (195-G-84, agency: Strategic Sports, college: Kent St.) with 16 points, five rebounds and two blocks, Nathaniel Linhart (201-F-86, college: Akron) with 12 points and Shawn Ray with 11.

Mayes and Oppland shouldered the load for Gmunden, with Oppland adding 16 points and 11 rebounds to Mayes's 25. Vilius Gabsys (199-F-79, agency: Court Side) also added 12 points, all three-pointers, as he was 4-of-5 from long range.

Up next for each team, Furstenfeld will host Xion Dukes Klosterneuburg Sunday, March 7, and Gmunden will travel to Kapfenberg Bulls on Monday, March 8.


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Kevin HOUSTON
  Arkadia
  (193-G/F-76)
  Avg: 23.1
 1. Houston, Arkadia23.1 
 2. Mayes, Gmunden21.1 
 3. Penigar, Furstenf.19.5 
 4. Francois, Gussing18.9 
 5. Paez, Oberwart18.3 
 6. Roderick, Arkadia18.3 
 7. Mahalbasic, Worth.18.2 
 8. Dilys, Arkadia17.7 
 9. Nelson, Kapfenberg17.7 
 10. Nagler, Klostern.17.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jason JOHNSON
  Oberwart
  (202-F/C-77)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Johnson, Oberwart9.3 
 2. Houston, Arkadia8.6 
 3. Penigar, Furstenf.8.5 
 4. Mahalbasic, Worth.8.2 
 5. Conley, Wels7.8 
 6. Forrestal, UBSC G.7.6 
 7. McCandies, Worth.7.5 
 8. Heard, Gussing7.3 
 9. Moric, Klostern.6.9 
 10. Oppland, Gmunden6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Benedikt DANEK
  Arkadia
  (174-G-86)
  Avg: 4.9
 1. Danek, Arkadia4.9 
 2. Boylan, Gmunden4.9 
 3. Schreiner, St.Po.4.9 
 4. Woschank, Kapfe.4.4 
 5. Lanegger, UBSC G.4.3 
 6. Zeleznik, UBSC G.3.9 
 7. Creddle, Klostern.3.9 
 8. Richards, Gussing3.8 
 9. O''Neal, Vienna3.5 
 10. Nelson, Kapfenberg3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Terrence RODERICK
  Arkadia
  (198-G-88)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Roderick, Arkadia2.2 
 2. Payton, Vienna2.1 
 3. O''Neal, Vienna2.1 
 4. Schreiner, St.Po.2.1 
 5. Boylan, Gmunden2.0 
 6. Penigar, Furstenf.1.8 
 7. Jandl, St.Polten1.7 
 8. Zeleznik, UBSC G.1.7 
 9. Richards, Gussing1.6 
 10. Fields, Wels1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Shelton COLWELL
  Furstenfeld
  (202-F-80)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Colwell, Furstenfeld1.4 
 2. Heard, Gussing1.3 
 3. Anderson, Vienna1.0 
 4. Mahalbasic, Worth.0.8 
 5. Roderick, Arkadia0.7 
 6. Kohlmaier, St.Polten0.7 
 7. Youngblood, Furstenf.0.6 
 8. Francois, Gussing0.6 
 9. Koch, Gussing0.6 
 10. Bralovic, Arkadia0.6 


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  BELGIUM   


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


Stats Leaders - Division I
Points Per Game
 Timothy BLACK
  Antwerp
  (178-G-81)
  Avg: 17.4
 1. Black, Antwerp17.4 
 2. Greene, Aalstar16.5 
 3. Melson, Gent15.9 
 4. Banks, Liege15.5 
 5. McNeal, M.Hainaut15.4 
 6. Lojeski, Oostende15.4 
 7. Green, Liege15.3 
 8. Wilson, Verviers-Pep.15.1 
 9. Raymond, Aalstar14.9 
 10. Hilliard, Verviers.14.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Will THOMAS
  Liege
  (201-F-86)
  Avg: 9.5
 1. Thomas, Liege9.5 
 2. Ebong, M.Hainaut8.4 
 3. Randle, Gent8.2 
 4. Young, Leuven7.9 
 5. Merriex, Aalstar7.0 
 6. Hilliard, Verviers.7.0 
 7. Pelle, Oostende6.6 
 8. Brown, Antwerp6.4 
 9. Barber, Aalstar6.0 
 10. Riddick, Charleroi5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Eddie GILL
  Oostende
  (183-G-78)
  Avg: 5.2
 1. Gill, Oostende5.2 
 2. Burrell, Verviers.5.0 
 3. Loubry, Gent4.4 
 4. Green, Liege4.0 
 5. Bosco, Gent3.8 
 6. Johnson, Charleroi3.5 
 7. Hamilton, Charleroi3.4 
 8. Tabu, Charleroi3.1 
 9. Black, Antwerp2.9 
 10. Stokes, Aalstar2.6 
Steals Per Game
 Eddie GILL
  Oostende
  (183-G-78)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Gill, Oostende2.6 
 2. Hopkins, Antwerp2.4 
 3. Black, Antwerp2.2 
 4. Thomas, Liege2.2 
 5. Greene, Aalstar2.1 
 6. Green, Liege2.0 
 7. Anderson, Leuven1.9 
 8. Conlan, M.Hainaut1.9 
 9. Drobnjak, Oostende1.8 
 10. Hill, Charleroi1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Andre RIDDICK
  Charleroi
  (208-C-73)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Riddick, Charleroi1.4 
 2. Wilkinson, Charleroi1.3 
 3. Pelle, Oostende1.2 
 4. Wilson, Verviers-Pep.1.0 
 5. Barber, Aalstar0.8 
 6. Randle, Gent0.7 
 7. Young, Leuven0.7 
 8. Tofi, Verviers-Pep.0.7 
 9. Costner, M.Hainaut0.6 
 10. Enobakhare, Ooste.0.6 


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  BRAZIL   


Pinheiros record third straight victory - by Eurobasket News
Pinheiros held off Londrina 107:105 in thriller to account for the third consecutive NBB victory. Olivinha Rodriguez (202-F-83) fired 32 points to pace the visitors. Londrina enjoyed a 29:26 lead ten minutes into the encounter. Pinheiros however turned the tables in the second quarter. They rolled to a narrow 50:48 advantage at the interval. Londrina held their opponents to just 13 points in the third frame and surged ahead. Led by Fernando Mineiro (200-F-80) Londrina stayed in charge for some time before Pinheiros drew things level and forced overtime. The extra period proved the difference as the visitors stole a narrow win at the end. Shamell Stallworth (196-F-80, agency: Interperformances, college: USF) contributed 30 points in the winning effort. Leonardo Morro finished with 18 points for Pinheiros. Fernando Mineiro exploded with game-high 36 points for Londrina as they fell at 5-12 record.
Universo/BRB snapped their losing skid overcoming GRSA/Bauru 100:76 at home court. Alex Garcia stepped up with 22 points for the league leaders. Jose Estevam Ferreira and Guilherme Giovannoni added 19 points each in the victory. Larry Taylor (185-G-80, college: Missouri Western) delivered 26 points for GRSA/Bauru.
Joinville quite unexpectedly surrendered against visiting Paulistano 74:79. The visitors used a strong first half to run away for good. Betinho Nardi Duarte (195-G/F-88) provided 22 points for the victors. Paulinho Boracini (183-G-84) added 21 points in the sixth win for Paulistano. Andre Luiz Brugger (192-G-81) had 21 points in defeat.



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


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  CHINA   


New Player arrived in China - by Robert Wang
Current D-league player Powell Carlos (199-F-83, college: S.Carolina) arrived in China Liao Ning for a tryout. If he made team then he would take another forward brandon robinson's place. Carlos just arrived in China 2 days ago and recived the test from team coach. While Liao Ning has been on their away game and would be back in the next 2 days and then we will know if he can stay in China till the end of this season. Powell Carlos played in d-league for 32 games with 22 points, 5 rebounds, 4.9 assists,1.6 steals, 3.1 turnovers. He made 2008,2010 d-league all star games. 2006-2007, he played in New Zealand and led league score and then played in Ukraine for a short time. 2008-2009, he played in Korea and scored the 3rd place in the league. While brandon Robinson played in China Liao Ning for 28 games and average scored 16 points, 5.9 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals. Liao ning invites C Powell just want to secure that they can go further in the playoff. Good luck to Brandon / Powell.

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  CROATIA   


Standings - Ozujsko A1 League
A1 Standings
 1. Svjetlost 12-5 
 2. Zabok 11-6 
 3. Darda 11-6 
 4. Trogir 10-6 
 5. Borik 9-8 
 6. KK Split 9-8 
 7. Dubrava 8-9 
 8. Dubrovnik 6-11 
 9. Sibenik 5-12 
 10. Kastela 3-13 
Will join on later stage:
 1. Cedevita
 2. KK Zagreb
 3. Cibona
 4. Zadar


Stats Leaders - A1
Points Per Game
 Toni BIZACA
  Trogir
  (202-F-82)
  Avg: 25.3
 1. Bizaca, Trogir25.3 
 2. Spahija, Svjetlost19.7 
 3. Vragovic, Dubrava19.4 
 4. Mrva, Borik16.5 
 5. Filipovic, Sibenik16.5 
 6. Bilan, Sibenik16.0 
 7. Krolo, Darda15.1 
 8. Mimica, KK Split14.6 
 9. Ivanov, Borik14.4 
 10. Sakic, Dubrava14.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jurica SPAHIJA
  Svjetlost
  (203-F/C-83)
  Avg: 10.9
 1. Spahija, Svjetlost10.9 
 2. Bilan, Sibenik10.4 
 3. Bizaca, Trogir8.2 
 4. Vukicevic, Svjetlost7.5 
 5. Maric, Dubrava7.1 
 6. Krapic, Zabok7.0 
 7. Rahimic, Sibenik7.0 
 8. Macura, KK Split6.9 
 9. Sakic, Dubrava6.9 
 10. Krolo, Darda6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Luka PETKOVIC
  Siroki Eronet
  (190-G-88)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Petkovic, Sibenik6.1 
 2. Sumic, KK Split4.9 
 3. Cosic, Svjetlost4.3 
 4. Tomeljak, Zabok4.1 
 5. Blajic, Trogir3.7 
 6. Camagajevac, Darda3.7 
 7. Norac, Svjetlost3.7 
 8. Bubalo, Sibenik3.6 
 9. Bosnjak, Dubrava3.3 
 10. Radic, Dubrovnik3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Vinko BOSNJAK
  Dubrava
  (186-G-80)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Bosnjak, Dubrava3.2 
 2. Sumic, KK Split2.8 
 3. Norac, Svjetlost2.4 
 4. Petkovic, Sibenik2.3 
 5. Cosic, Svjetlost2.0 
 6. Blajic, Trogir1.9 
 7. Tomeljak, Zabok1.8 
 8. Bizaca, Trogir1.7 
 9. Bubalo, Sibenik1.6 
 10. Peric, Dubrovnik1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Jere MACURA
  KK Split
  (205-F-80)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Macura, KK Split1.4 
 2. Bilan, Sibenik1.1 
 3. Sobin, KK Split0.9 
 4. Bizaca, Trogir0.9 
 5. Vladovic, Sibenik0.8 
 6. Kamaldin, Darda0.7 
 7. Krolo, Darda0.7 
 8. Spahija, Svjetlost0.6 
 9. Ridl, Darda0.6 
 10. Culjak, Dubrava0.6 


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  CZECH REPUBLIC   


Standings - NBL
NBL Standings
 1. CEZ Nymburk 30-3 
 2. Novy Jicin 30-4 
 3. BK Prostejov 28-6 
 4. BK Pardubice 23-11 
 5. BK Decin 22-13 
 6. USK Praha 15-20 
 7. B&W Opava 14-20 
 8. BC Kolin 13-22 
 9. Podebrady 11-24 
 10. Basketbol Brno 9-25 
 11. NH Ostrava 9-26 
 12. Vysehrad 2-32 


Stats Leaders - NBL
Points Per Game
 Myles MCKAY
  USK Praha
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 23.9
 1. McKay, USK P.23.9 
 2. Smith, BC Kolin17.1 
 3. Sarovic, Novy Jicin16.8 
 4. Hatcher, BK Decin16.5 
 5. Thomas, Podebrady16.2 
 6. Stuchly, NH Ostrava15.8 
 7. Castleberry, Podeb.15.3 
 8. Meno, Basketbo.15.2 
 9. Hampton, BK Pardu.14.8 
 10. Stec, B&W Opava14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Tremaine FORD
  USK Praha
  (207-F-86)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Ford, USK Praha11.3 
 2. Meno, Basketbo.9.2 
 3. Castleberry, Podeb.9.2 
 4. Chan, BK Prostejov7.5 
 5. Landry, BK Prost.7.1 
 6. Houska, BK Decin6.9 
 7. Payne, NH Ostrava6.5 
 8. Arnold, BK Pardu.6.3 
 9. Machac, BC Kolin6.1 
 10. McKay, USK P.6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Levell SANDERS
  Novy Jicin
  (189-G-75)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Sanders, Novy Jicin4.8 
 2. Lawrence, BK Prost.4.6 
 3. Mitchell, NH Os.4.6 
 4. Jones, BC Kolin4.6 
 5. Carnecky, B&W O.4.5 
 6. Kotas, USK Praha4.1 
 7. Hatcher, BK Decin4.0 
 8. McKay, USK P.3.9 
 9. Vrubl, Basketbo.3.7 
 10. Wright, BK Pardu.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Eugene LAWRENCE
  BK Prostejov
  (184-G-86)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Lawrence, BK Prost.2.4 
 2. Kotas, USK Praha2.2 
 3. Wright, BK Pardu.2.1 
 4. Mitchell, NH Os.2.1 
 5. Lenzly, CEZ N.2.0 
 6. Mulligan, BK Decin2.0 
 7. McKay, USK P.1.9 
 8. Sirina, B&W Opava1.9 
 9. Meno, Basketbo.1.9 
 10. Muirhead, Novy Jicin1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Ales CHAN
  BK Prostejov
  (214-C-80)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Chan, BK Prostejov1.7 
 2. Walker, Novy Jicin1.6 
 3. Ford, USK Praha1.5 
 4. Meno, Basketbo.1.4 
 5. Payne, NH Ostrava1.2 
 6. Pelikan, Novy Jicin1.1 
 7. Castleberry, Podeb.1.1 
 8. Steffel, Novy Jicin1.1 
 9. Benda, CEZ Nymburk1.0 
 10. Houska, BK Decin1.0 


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  D-LEAGUE   


Standings
D-League Standings
Central Division
 1. Iowa E. 31-10 
 2. Sioux Falls S. 23-14 
 3. Dakota W. 21-17 
 4. Erie Bay H. 14-25 
 5. Ft.Wayne MA 13-23 
Southwest Division
 1. Rio Grande 27-11 
 2. Austin T. 23-13 
 3. Maine R.Claws 23-14 
 4. Tulsa 66ers 21-16 
 5. Albuquerque 17-22 
West Division
 1. Utah F. 21-18 
 2. Idaho S. 19-18 
 3. Reno Bighorns 18-18 
 4. Bakersfield J. 11-27 
 5. Los Angeles D. 10-23 
 6. Springfield A. 6-30 


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Malik HAIRSTON
  San Antonio S.
  (198-G-87)
  Avg: 29.1
 1. Hairston, Austin T.29.1 
 2. Almond, Springfi.26.8 
 3. Williams, Sioux F.26.4 
 4. Harris, Rio Grande26.1 
 5. Gaines, Idaho S.23.9 
 6. Farmer, Reno B.23.7 
 7. Powell, Albuquerque22.2 
 8. Taylor, Idaho S.22.1 
 9. McLeod, Albuquer.21.5 
 10. Gee, Austin T.21.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dwayne JONES
  Austin T.
  (211-C-83)
  Avg: 15.6
 1. Jones, Austin T.15.6 
 2. Dorsey, Rio Grande13.2 
 3. Tolliver, Idaho S.11.4 
 4. Johnson, Sioux F.11.2 
 5. Butch, Bakersfi.11.2 
 6. Kurz, Ft.Wayne MA10.2 
 7. Bryant, Erie Bay H.9.8 
 8. Harris, Rio Grande9.7 
 9. Barron, Iowa E.9.7 
 10. Reiner, Ft.Wayne.9.7 
Assists Per Game
 Curtis STINSON
  Iowa E.
  (187-G-83)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Stinson, Iowa E.10.7 
 2. Conroy, Rio Grande9.7 
 3. Barrett, Idaho S.7.9 
 4. Jackson, Erie B.7.4 
 5. Curry, Springfield A.7.1 
 6. Blalock, Reno B.7.0 
 7. Shakur, Tulsa 66ers6.9 
 8. Gaines, Idaho S.6.9 
 9. Lafayette, Ft.Wayne.6.4 
 10. Bailey, Sioux F.6.1 
Steals Per Game
 Orien GREENE
  Utah F.
  (193-G-82)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Greene, Utah F.2.7 
 2. Gaines, Idaho S.2.3 
 3. Trepagnier, Iowa E.2.3 
 4. Shakur, Tulsa 66ers2.2 
 5. McLeod, Albuquer.2.1 
 6. Jackson, Erie B.2.1 
 7. Robinson, Reno B.2.0 
 8. Stinson, Iowa E.2.0 
 9. Jeffers, Iowa E.1.9 
 10. Jerrells, Austin T.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Gregory STIEMSMA
  Sioux Falls S.
  (211-C-85)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Stiemsma, Sioux F.3.7 
 2. Looby, Albuquerque3.3 
 3. Ajinca, Maine RC3.1 
 4. Simmons, Idaho S.2.9 
 5. Benson, Reno B.1.8 
 6. Jones, Austin T.1.8 
 7. Daniels, Bakersfi.1.7 
 8. Trybanski, Reno B.1.7 
 9. McKenzie, Idaho S.1.6 
 10. Dorsey, Rio Grande1.5 


Friday's games (6) review - by Eurobasket News
Idaho S. - Albuquerque 126-113
Coby Karl (6'5''-G-83, agency: Arik Krayn Services, college: Boise St.) scored 25 points, including a 12-for-15 performance from the line, as the Idaho Stampede won a foul-filled contest against the Albuquerque Thunderbirds 126-113 on Friday in Albuquerque. The teams combined for 60 personal fouls and 75 free throws. Idaho had six players score in double figures - Karl, Andre Barrett (5'9''-G-82, agency: ZAG Advocates, college: Seton Hall) (22), Donell Taylor (21), Lance Allred (10), Joe Dabbert (18) and Mildon Ambres (14). The Stampede won the rebounding battle 54-39, led by Ambres with 11. Albuquerque's Keith McLeod led all scorers with 36 points. *Courtesy of www.idahostatesman.com

Reno Bighorns - Utah F. 110-103
Reno's bid to earn a spot in the NBA D-League playoffs took a giant leap forward Friday night, as the Bighorns clawed their way to a 110-103 victory over the Utah Flash in the McKay Events Center. With less than one month remaining in the regular season and both teams battling for a playoff berth, the Bighorns (18-19) turned to newly-acquired Richard Frahm (6'5''-G-77, college: Gonzaga) to lift them to the road victory. From hit 7-of-8 tries from beyond the three-point arc en route to 28 points. Frahm, who hit 6-of-7 three-point attempts last Sunday, led four Bighorns in double figures. A pair of Bighorns registered double-doubles, with Rod Benson (6'10''-F/C-84, college: California) collecting 21 points and 14 boards, and Desmon Farmer kicking-in 19 points and 10 assists. Reno led by 16 at the break, but the Flash (20-18) would come alive in the third quarter, cutting the lead to just four entering the final period of play. Utah would take a lead with 6:13 remaining in the game, but the Bighorns would outscore the Flash 22-14 the rest of the way to pick-up the victory. Kevin Kruger paced the Flash with 21 points, and Carlos Wheeler recorded 13 points and 11 points off the bench for Utah. *Courtesy of www.thisisreno.com

Rio Grande - Bakersfield J. 124-106
Though Rio Grande Valley didn't reach the franchise-record 145 points they scored in their last game against the Jam, Bakersfield will probably hurt more from the sting of Friday's 124-106 loss to the Vipers as the Jam was beaten to the punch from the opening tip all the way through to garbage time. Ernest Scott (6'7''-F-82, agency: Elfus-Siegel Management (ESM), college: Valdosta St.) stepped up with a season-high 29-point outburst that featured impressive 9-for-15 shooting from behind the arc. Brian Butch (6'11''-F/C-84, agency: Edge Sports, college: Wisconsin) collected 19 points and 15 rebounds in defeat. *Courtesy of www.oursportscentral.com

Iowa E. - Erie Bay H. 116-111
Center Earl Barron (7'0''-C-81, college: Memphis) scored 35 points and pulled down 24 rebounds to lead the Iowa Energy to a come-from-behind 116-111 victory over the Erie Bayhawks Friday. Trepagnier added 22 points while Stinson finished with 9 points and 13 assists for the Energy, who improve to a perfect 9-0 against Erie on the year. The Bayhawks fall to 13-25 on the year with the loss. Jackson, who spent time with the Cleveland Cavaliers earlier in the season, finished the game with 30 points, 11 rebounds, 8 assists and 6 steals. Center John Bryant (6'10''-C-87, college: Santa Clara) and guard Mike Gansey each had 24 points for the home team. *Courtesy of www.oursportscentral.com

Los Angeles D. - Ft.Wayne MA 108-128
With only seven players active on the Mad Ants roster they found a way to defeat the Los Angeles D-fenders 128-108 behind Oliver Lafayette's 30 points and Sean Sonderleiter (6'9''-C-80, college: Iowa) 's 25 points and 21 rebounds. The D-Fenders started the game on a 7-0 run but the Mad Ants scored eight quick points to give them their first lead of the game half way through the first quarter. In the second quarter, the Mad Ants continued to build on the lead and went into the locker room up 64-50 at the half. Sonderleiter had 16 points and 17 rebounds in the first half. The Mad Ants found their largest lead of the game in the fourth quarter, up by 24 points (110-86). The D-Fenders were led by James Wright (6'2''-G-81, agency: Elfus-Siegel Management (ESM), college: Colorado) who finished 25 points and Ryan Forehan-Kelly who had 23 points and 10 rebounds. Behind Lafayette and Sonderleiter, Anthony Kent recorded his first double-double of the season with 14 points and 10 rebounds, while Jason Straight recorded a season high 23 points for the Mad Ants. *Courtesy of www.oursportscentral.com

Dakota W. - Tulsa 66ers 96-106
'Thunder Night' at the Tulsa Convention Center had all of the exciting drama on and off the court, as Mustafa Shakur (6'3''-G-84, agency: Buck Andre, college: Arizona) finished with a game-high 34 points, seven assists, six steals, and six rebounds to help the Tulsa 66ers defeat the Dakota Wizards 106-96 in double overtime Friday night. Oklahoma City Thunder assigned forward D.J. White (6'9''-F-86, college: Indiana) chipped in with a double-double of 17 points and 10 rebounds. Led by Shakur, the 66ers (21-16) finished with five players in double-figure scoring, as all five starters played over 40 minutes. Owens finished with 20 points and seven rebounds, while Mullens contributed 13 points and eight boards. Moses Ehambe came off the bench to score 11 points. Tulsa continues their four-games in five nights home stand on Sunday, Mar. 7 and Monday, Mar. 8 versus Fort Wayne. The Wizards (22-17) finished with five players in double-figures, as Thabeet had 16 points and a game-high 18 boards before fouling out during the second overtime. Cheyne Gadsen also scored 16 points, while David Bell was the only starter in double-figures with 13. Major added 12 points and Darren Cooper put in 10. Dakota returns home to face Los Angeles on Sunday, Mar. 7 and a back-to-back set against Austin on Mar. 14 and 15. *Courtesy of www.oursportscentral.com



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  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC   


Santiago: CDP WINS, SAMEJI ATOP THE LEAGUE! - by Ozell Wells
CDP Domingo Paulino Santiago outlasted Cupes de los Pepines in the first game 98 to 80. With this win, CDP Domingo Paulino Santiago may say 'Open the Circle' in order to stay alive, as the next games will decide who qualifies for the next round and who does not. For CDP Domingo Paulino Santiago, 4 players had double figures, Franklin Matos (190-G-82) 22 points, Adris Deleon (180-G-84, college: E.Washington) 20 , Rome Sanders (203-F/C-84, college: Florida A&M) 14 and Jose Ramon Paulino (178-G-76) with 11.

To the lost cause we have a brief review of this game, seeing the official statistics and we must stop and look at it, three players from the starting five of Cupes de los Pepines among them they scored only 10 points, and each played 51 minutes of play, we are taking a close look at Carlos Orlando Paulino, Osvaldo Lopez (189-G/F-83) and Hugo Rodriguez (195-F-81), these players were selected to the starting five but must play with more energy and passion for Cupes de los Pepines to get a semi final position. Athletes remember that this is just a game, but for some it is the passion of their lives...

On the second game today, Sameji team beat Gregorio Urbano Gilbert 107-98. throughout the match Sameji remained above last quarter taking a hard-fought game with their neighborhood team. For now the most anticipated game of next week is Sameji VS CPN Pueblo Nuevo.

29 to 23 first quarter Gregorio Urbano Gilbert, half time 61 48 Gregorio Urbano Gilbert, then Sameji in favor of the third quarter from 77 to 73 in favor of the final match Sameji and 107 to 98, 30 points for Marlon Martinez (204-F/C-79), 23 Amaury Filion (206-C/F-81), 14 Daniel Tavares (206-F-84, college: Cal.St.-Dominguez H.), 13 Juan Coronado (196-G-84), Manny Quezada (188-G-85, college: USF) 9, Joerickson Duvarsier (182-G-81) probably miss the season due to an injured wrist suffered in the game.

For the losing team Gregorio Urbano Gilbert, the rookie Kevin Sowell (190-G-81)l had 33 points, 17 points for Raul Mercedes Alvarez, 14 for Benjamin Colon (201-F-84, college: Florida CCJ), 12 for Alejandro Liriano (197-F-81), 11 for Keith Butler (213-C-83, college: De Paul), Jesus Martinez debuted against his former team scoring 6 points and we saw her perform a lot better today than in the previous games.

Upcoming Games: Saturday 5:00 pm Plaza Fernando Valerio vs Sameji and 7:00 pm Cupes de los Pepines VS CPN Pueblo Nuevo

courtesy of ABASACA


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  ESTONIA   


Standings - KML
EMKL Standings
 1. Rakvere 19-6 
 2. TTU KK 18-7 
 3. TU/Rock 17-4 
 4. Kalev/Cramo 13-7 
 5. Valga Welg 10-13 
 6. Tallinna Kalev 8-15 
 7. Parnu 5-16 
 8. Kuremaa 1-23 


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Charron FISHER
  Kalev/Cramo
  (193-G/F-85)
  Avg: 23.8
 1. Fisher, Kalev/Cr.23.8 
 2. McGee, Kuremaa19.6 
 3. Kurg, Kuremaa17.9 
 4. Reed, Tallinna Kalev17.3 
 5. Kriisa, Rakvere17.1 
 6. Toome, TTU K.16.7 
 7. Covington, Tallin.16.7 
 8. Akognon, Kalev/Cr.15.8 
 9. Raap, Parnu15.3 
 10. Veideman, Rakvere15.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Brett MCGEE
  Kuremaa
  (198-G/F-84)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. McGee, Kuremaa10.7 
 2. Reed, Tallinna Kalev10.6 
 3. Fisher, Kalev/Cr.8.9 
 4. Toome, TTU K.8.7 
 5. Keerles, Kalev/Cr.8.2 
 6. Ringmets, Parnu8.1 
 7. Rinkevicius, Valga W.8.0 
 8. Erm, Parnu7.6 
 9. Winston, Kuremaa7.6 
 10. Tagamets, Valga W.7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Valmo KRIISA
  Rakvere
  (190-G-74)
  Avg: 4.6
 1. Kriisa, Rakvere4.6 
 2. Sokk, Kalev/Cramo4.5 
 3. Sokk, TU/Rock4.1 
 4. Rannula, Valga Welg3.5 
 5. Leppik, TU/Rock3.3 
 6. Winston, Kuremaa3.0 
 7. Saage, Rakvere2.9 
 8. Toome, TTU K.2.8 
 9. Tein, TU/Rock2.6 
 10. Raap, Parnu2.5 
Steals Per Game
 Rannar RAAP
  Parnu
  (187-G-92)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Raap, Parnu2.5 
 2. Leppik, TU/Rock2.3 
 3. Covington, Tallin.2.2 
 4. Veideman, Rakvere2.2 
 5. Saage, Rakvere2.1 
 6. Karner, Parnu2.0 
 7. Fisher, Kalev/Cr.1.9 
 8. Kurg, Kuremaa1.9 
 9. Toome, TTU K.1.8 
 10. Tamm, TTU K.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Kennyetta JOHNSON
  Kalev/Cramo
  (210-C-78)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Johnson, Kalev/Cr.2.3 
 2. Toome, TTU K.1.8 
 3. Rinkevicius, Valga W.1.8 
 4. McGee, Kuremaa1.1 
 5. Talts, TU/Rock1.0 
 6. Hallik, Rakvere1.0 
 7. Kitsing, TU/Rock0.9 
 8. Morrison, TU/Rock0.9 
 9. Saks, TTU K.0.7 
 10. Ilver, Tallinna Kalev0.6 


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  FINLAND   


KORISLIIGA: Kauhajoki beat KTP - by Rauno Hurmalainen
Korisliiga, round 38: Two contests on Saturday night. Karhu (Kauhajoki) was down by 18 pts (24-42) after the first quarter, but came back to the game and finally beat KTP (Kotka) 106-100. Visitor KTP made 9/10 treys during the first 10 minutes (13/29 in the game), but lost on FT line, when the hosts got 22/30 FTs and KTP only 9/12 FTs. Reggie Golson (201-F-81, agency: Court Side, college: SE Missouri St.) led Karhu with 29 pts. Jeremiah Wood (200-F-85, agency: Court Side) added 24 and Eldar Skamo (195-F-86) 21 pts. Ian Young (191-G-81, agency: JEMsports, college: Auburn) (KTP) scored game high 38 pts and Eric Washington (192-F/G-74, agency: Interperformances, college: Alabama) 30 pts. Ryan McDade (201-F-80, college: N.Arizona) had a double-double 13pts/18rbs.
FoKoPo (Forssa) lost game # 12 in a row. This time at home vs YMCA Lahti: 81-94. FoKoPo's best rebounder Durell Vinson (201-F-85, college: Wagner) DNP and the visitors won the rebounds 30-46. Alex Barnett (198-F-86, agency: Interperformances, college: Dartmouth) led FoKoPo with 21 pts and Top League leading scorer Ricky Hickman (190-G-85, agency: Court Side, college: NC-Greensboro) YMCA Lahti with 27 pts.

Kauhajoki - KTP 106-100 (51-58) (Reggie Golson 29, Jeremiah Wood 24, Eldar Skamo 21 - Ian Young 38, Eric Washington 30, Ryan McDade 13/18).
FoKoPo - YMCA Lahti 81-94 (30-44) (Alex Barnett 21, Rodrick Stewart 18, Kwamena Brace 15 - Ricky Hickman 27, Marcus Jackson 17, Ray Nixon 16).



Standings - Korisliiga
Korisliiga Standings
 1. Kouvot 30-7 
 2. Pyrinto 29-8 
 3. ToPo 25-12 
 4. KTP 21-16 
 5. Honka 20-17 
 6. LrNMKY 19-18 
 7. Korihait 17-20 
 8. Namika Lahti 17-21 
 9. Kataja 16-20 
 10. Karhu 13-25 
 11. Salon Vilpas 9-29 
 12. FoKoPo 8-30 


Stats Leaders - Korisliiga
Points Per Game
 Ricky HICKMAN
  Namika Lahti
  (190-G-85)
  Avg: 25.2
 1. Hickman, Namika Lahti25.2 
 2. Washington, KTP22.3 
 3. Trotter, ToPo21.1 
 4. Golson, Karhu20.4 
 5. Turner, LrNM.19.7 
 6. Rouse, Namika L.19.1 
 7. Pearson, ToPo19.1 
 8. Wood, Karhu19.0 
 9. Hester, Pyrinto18.9 
 10. Lowe, Pyrinto18.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jeremiah WOOD
  Karhu
  (200-F-85)
  Avg: 14.3
 1. Wood, Karhu14.3 
 2. Vinson, FoKoPo12.1 
 3. McDade, KTP12.0 
 4. Stamper, LrNM.11.3 
 5. Williams, Pyrinto10.6 
 6. Kaunisto, Kouvot10.5 
 7. Kotti, Honka10.2 
 8. Hamm, Salon Vilpas10.0 
 9. Rouse, Namika L.9.9 
 10. Smith, Karhu9.4 
Assists Per Game
 Jeremiah WOOD
  Karhu
  (200-F-85)
  Avg: 4.7
 1. Wood, Karhu4.7 
 2. Trotter, ToPo3.8 
 3. Gibson, LrNM.3.7 
 4. Hickman, Namika Lahti3.7 
 5. Williams, Pyrinto3.5 
 6. Burgess, Salon Vilpas3.4 
 7. Suonio, Namika Lahti3.2 
 8. Elliott, Honka3.1 
 9. Sarcevic, Korihait3.0 
 10. Jarvinen, LrNM.2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Matthew GIBSON
  LrNMKY
  (196-G-84)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Gibson, LrNM.3.2 
 2. Trotter, ToPo3.1 
 3. Hickman, Namika Lahti2.5 
 4. Golson, Karhu2.2 
 5. Wood, Karhu2.2 
 6. Stamper, LrNM.2.1 
 7. Turner, LrNM.2.1 
 8. Shiloh, Kouvot2.0 
 9. Clarkson, Kataja2.0 
 10. Bradford, Kataja1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Ricky HICKMAN
  Namika Lahti
  (190-G-85)
  Avg: 0.8
 1. Hickman, Namika Lahti0.8 
 2. Stamper, LrNM.0.8 
 3. Pearson, ToPo0.8 
 4. Clarkson, Kataja0.7 
 5. Chones, Kataja0.7 
 6. Hudson, Korihait0.7 
 7. Shiloh, Kouvot0.7 
 8. Washington, KTP0.6 
 9. Neltner, Kouvot0.6 
 10. Niskanen, Karhu0.6 


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  FRANCE   


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


Standings - ProB
ProB Standings
 1. Pau-Lacq-Ort. 20-4 
 2. Evreux 16-8 
 3. Maurienne 16-8 
 4. Limoges 16-8 
 5. Le Portel 15-9 
 6. Bourg 15-9 
 7. Nanterre 14-10 
 8. Lille 13-11 
 9. Boulazac 12-12 
 10. St.Vallier 12-12 
 11. Charleville 10-14 
 12. Antibes 10-14 
 13. Nantes 9-15 
 14. Fos Ouest 9-15 
 15. Bordeaux 8-16 
 16. Brest 8-16 
 17. Clermont 7-17 
 18. Quimper 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 Mans18.2 
 3. Vassallo, Paris-.17.3 
 4. Roberson, Stras.17.0 
 5. Banks, Orleans17.0 
 6. Chatfield, Rouen15.8 
 7. Greer, Nancy15.3 
 8. Woodside, Gravelines15.2 
 9. Terrell, Hyeres-T.15.0 
 10. Edwards, Grave.14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mouhamed SENE
  Hyeres-Toulon
  (213-C-86)
  Avg: 12.4
 1. Sene, Hyeres-Toulon12.4 
 2. Issa, Vichy11.2 
 3. Falker, Cholet8.8 
 4. Greer, Nancy8.5 
 5. Nsonwu, Roanne8.5 
 6. Edwards, Grave.8.0 
 7. Fazekas, Dijon7.8 
 8. Terrell, Hyeres-T.7.3 
 9. Akpomedah, Grave.7.0 
 10. Akingbala, Nancy6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Kareem REID
  Vichy
  (178-G-75)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Reid, Vichy7.5 
 2. Everett, Chalon6.7 
 3. Rogers, Rouen6.7 
 4. Greer, Nancy6.2 
 5. Pierce, Hyeres-T.5.5 
 6. Neitzel, Chalon5.3 
 7. Heurtel, Strasbourg5.2 
 8. Sciarra, Orleans5.1 
 9. Woodside, Gravelines4.9 
 10. Tchicamboud, Nancy4.9 
Steals Per Game
 John LINEHAN
  Cholet
  (175-G-78)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Linehan, Cholet2.8 
 2. Rogers, Rouen2.2 
 3. Flowers, Vichy2.0 
 4. Greer, Nancy2.0 
 5. Spencer, Le Mans1.8 
 6. Issa, Vichy1.8 
 7. Miller, Le Havre1.8 
 8. Melody, Vichy1.8 
 9. Ball, Paris-Levallois1.7 
 10. Banks, Orleans1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Mouhamed SENE
  Hyeres-Toulon
  (213-C-86)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Sene, Hyeres-Toulon2.7 
 2. Issa, Vichy2.4 
 3. Akpomedah, Grave.1.8 
 4. Slaughter, Nancy1.6 
 5. Badiane, Poitiers1.6 
 6. Akingbala, Nancy1.5 
 7. Fazekas, Dijon1.3 
 8. Falker, Cholet1.3 
 9. Soliman, Rouen1.2 
 10. Duport, Le Havre1.1 


Stats Leaders - ProB
Points Per Game
 Jason SIGGERS
  Lille
  (187-G-85)
  Avg: 18.6
 1. Siggers, Lille18.6 
 2. Siggers, Lille18.6 
 3. Davis, Charleville18.2 
 4. Dunn, Maurienne16.6 
 5. Gay, Fos Ouest16.5 
 6. Gipson, Pau-Lacq.16.5 
 7. Gay, Fos Ouest16.5 
 8. Coleman, Bourg16.3 
 9. McKenzie, St Va.16.2 
 10. Mohammed, Limoges16.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Luc-Arthur VEBOBE
  Antibes
  (203-F-80)
  Avg: 10.4
 1. Vebobe, Antibes10.4 
 2. Giles, Nantes9.9 
 3. McClark, Bourg8.2 
 4. Bing, Clermont8.2 
 5. Melicie, Brest7.9 
 6. Badiane, Nanterre7.9 
 7. McKenzie, St Va.7.6 
 8. Calasan, Charleville7.5 
 9. Badiane, Maurienne7.5 
 10. Mathis, Evreux7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Philippe DA SILVA
  Evreux
  (192-G-79)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Da Silva, Evreux8.1 
 2. Taylor, Le Portel6.6 
 3. Downey, Nantes6.4 
 4. Kerckhof, Antibes6.4 
 5. Mullins, Bourg6.2 
 6. Gipson, Pau-Lacq.5.9 
 7. McIntosh, St Va.5.9 
 8. Dunn, Maurienne5.1 
 9. Cisse, Fos Ouest5.1 
 10. Cisse, Fos Ouest5.1 
Steals Per Game
 Errick CRAVEN
  Boulazac
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Craven, Boulazac2.9 
 2. Driss, Bordeaux2.9 
 3. Riley, Nanterre2.8 
 4. Mullins, Bourg2.3 
 5. Siggers, Lille2.3 
 6. Siggers, Lille2.3 
 7. Periac, Bordeaux2.2 
 8. Denave, St Vallier2.1 
 9. Paelay, Charleville2.0 
 10. Dunn, Maurienne2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 John FORD
  Limoges
  (207-C-78)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Ford, Limoges1.9 
 2. Williams, Bordeaux1.9 
 3. Gay, Fos Ouest1.8 
 4. Gay, Fos Ouest1.8 
 5. Badiane, Maurienne1.7 
 6. Owona, Bordeaux1.3 
 7. Gouez, Lille1.1 
 8. Gouez, Lille1.1 
 9. Badiane, Nanterre1.0 
 10. Bauer, Pau-Lacq.0.9 


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  FYR MACEDONIA   


D1 Standings
Superleague Standings
Places 1-6
 1. V.Osiguruvanje 22-2 
 2. Feni Indistrija 20-4 
 3. Torus 12-11 
 4. Rabotnicki 10-12 
 5. Ovce Pole 9-13 
 6. Pelister 8-15 
Places 7-9
 1. Plejmejker K. 8-13 
 2. MZT Skopje 6-15 
 3. Vardar 2000 5-15 


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  GERMANY   


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


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 Trier16.3 
 4. Burns, ratiopharm15.5 
 5. Jenkins, ALBA15.3 
 6. Jeffers, LTi 46ers15.0 
 7. Suput, Brose B.14.8 
 8. Reese, Dt.14.7 
 9. Oliver, Goettingen14.6 
 10. Jenkins, Walter T.14.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jeff GIBBS
  Bremerhaven
  (188-F-80)
  Avg: 9.2
 1. Gibbs, Bremerhaven9.2 
 2. Ensminger, Telek.8.5 
 3. Johnson, LTi 46ers7.6 
 4. Kale, Phoenix Hagen7.3 
 5. Doliboa, Dt.7.1 
 6. Burns, ratiopharm6.6 
 7. Boone, Goettingen6.5 
 8. Turek, Phoenix .6.5 
 9. Oliver, Goettingen6.5 
 10. Archibong, Duesseld.6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Louis CAMPBELL
  Bremerhaven
  (190-G-79)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Campbell, Bremerha.6.5 
 2. Hamilton, NY Phant.5.8 
 3. Ratkovica, Walter T.5.6 
 4. Jordan, Phoenix .5.4 
 5. Jordan, Telekom B.5.3 
 6. Reese, Dt.4.8 
 7. Schaffartzik, NY Pha.3.8 
 8. Gamqrelidze, MBC3.8 
 9. Rowland, ratio.3.7 
 10. Williams, LTi 46ers3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Roderick TRICE
  ratiopharm
  (191-F-84)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Trice, ratiopharm2.4 
 2. Jenkins, Walter T.1.9 
 3. Hamilton, NY Phant.1.7 
 4. Foster, EWE B.1.6 
 5. Teague, LTi 46ers1.5 
 6. Bernard, MBC1.5 
 7. Anderson, Goett.1.5 
 8. Ratkovica, Walter T.1.4 
 9. Chaney, EnBW L.1.4 
 10. Burns, ratiopharm1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 John TUREK
  Phoenix Hagen
  (205-F/C-83)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Turek, Phoenix .1.5 
 2. Pleiss, Brose B.1.5 
 3. Boumtje, EWE B.1.5 
 4. Ohlbrecht, Telek.1.4 
 5. Flomo, Telekom B.1.0 
 6. Bryant, ratiopharm1.0 
 7. Lyde, Bremerhaven1.0 
 8. Chaney, EnBW L.0.9 
 9. Majstorovic, EWE B.0.9 
 10. Visser, EnBW L.0.9 


Quentin Pryor (Phoenix Hagen) Pregame Thoughts To Deutsche Bank Skyliners Game March 7th - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Quentin Pryor (193-G/F-83, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement, college: Morehead St.) is a 25 year old 193cm shooting guard/small forward from Eupora, Mississippi and is playing his second season with Phoenix Hagen. He started his college basketball career at Jackson State, before finishing at Morehead State from 2005-2007. In his senior year, he played 30 games averaging11.4ppg, 4.6rpg, 2.1apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 46.3%, 3Pts: 36.8%, FT: 71.7%. In 2007, he started his professional basketball career in Germany with FC Schalke 04 playing 29 games and averaging 15.1ppg, 4.3rpg, 2.2apg, Steals-1 (2.5spg), FGP: 55.8%, 3PT: 37.4%, FT: 75.2%. Last season for Phoenix Hagen, he played 30 games averaging 14.7ppg, 3.8rpg, 3.0apg, 1.7spg, FGP: 60.5%, 3PT: 30.3%, FT: 75.2. He spoke to eurobasket about the next game against The Deutsche Bank Skyliners on March 7th.

How is the state of Phoenix Hagen at the moment? How is the team keeping positive?



.We are doing good. Everyone is remaining upbeat and just focusing on the task at hand-A win. We are just going out and practicing hard everyday and trying to get better.

Phoenix Hagen has been doing a lot of conditioning recently. Is that punishment for the losses or not being fit as a team?



I wish I knew that answer for that but I don't think its loses because we should have been doing them 7 weeks ago then.

What has the team been focusing on this week in practice on the court?


We have been working on every single detail of game. Offensively and defensively.

What is your early impression of Rolandas Alijevas? Will he be able to lead the team in the right direction?


I think Ro will help us a lot. He is kinda similar to Mike in being able to see things develop and being patient. I think Mike and him will be a good point guard duo once he returns.

Is Michael Jordan like a secret weapon as an assistant coach?


Mike is always letting you know about something. Its good though because he can see things that we tend to not see on the court. But yeah he might as well have a clipboard also right now.

What is your memory of the 93-64 loss to The Deutsche Bank Skyliners in the first game?


I remember them being aggressive from the tip and Aubrey Reese just doing whatever he wanted in the 4th quarter.

Frankfurt will be without Aubrey Reese. Frankfurt recently lost in Bamberg and also are fighting to stay in the playoff places. What type of game can we expect?

It will be two hungry teams taking the court. Frankfurt is looking for a win to stay in the playoff race and we are looking for a win to keep the team from being in relegation spots.

If Quantez Robertson posts up against you will you be ready?lol


Of course I will be. I wouldn't be surprised though. A lot of teams try it but they don't get much success out of it. I think it will be a good battle though.

What will be the key to winning this game?

Right now we have nothing to lose and everything to gain so we just need to come out play and fun. We can't get down and then decide to play. We have to come out from the start ready.

Your early favorites to win the 2010 NCAA title?


Right now I like Syracuse. They seem to have it all now. They play zone which would be good against Kentucky and they have the size to compete with Kansas.
Thanks Quentin for the chat.



Seth Doliboa (Deutsche Bank Skyliners) Pregame Thoughts To Phoenix Hagen game March 7th - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Seth Doliboa (203-F-80, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Wright St.) is a 28 year old 203 cm power forward that will be playing his first season with the Deutsche Bank Skyliners. He grew up in Ohio and went to Wright State. In his junior year, he played 28 games averaging 22.3ppg, 7.5rpg, 1.3apg. In his senior year, he played 28 games averaging 15.0ppg, 7.4rpg, 1.0apg. He started his professional basketball career with the Roanoke Dazzle playing in the NBDL league and then in the D-League, playing 47 games averaging 10.0ppg, 3.9rpg, 1.7apg, FGP: 43%, 3PT: 33%, FT: 78.1%. Last season, he played in Portugal for Sport Lisboa Benfica playing 26 games and averaging 17.6ppg, 7.7rpg, 1.2apg, FGP: 59.9%, 3PT: 38.7%, FT: 72.8%. He won the Portugal league championship and was the 2009 Allstar MVP award. Seth spoke to Eurobasket before the game Phoenix Hagen on March 7th.

How disappointed was the team after this loss to The Brose Baskets Bamberg. The team lost the game in the second quarter and were pretty even in the other three quarters. Does this give the team a little reassurance that the loss was not as bad as the score indicated?


We were very disappointed after the game. We knew it would be a tough game but we didn't think we would be down 19 at half time. It was a big let down for us and we've worked hard this week to bounce back from it.

You had a lot of misfortune against Predrag Suput in Bamberg. What things have you been working on this week in practice on defense?


The biggest thing we've worked on this week was our interior defense and our rotations. Suput is a nice player but we let him get some easy buckets to get going.

What is the team focusing most on this week in practice?



Obviously defense was our main focus for the week. We also spent the week gelling with our new player Dragan and introducing him to the offenses.

What is your early impression of Dragon Labovic? How fit is he?

He seems like a very solid player that can go inside and out. He seems to have a great feel for the game. He's working hard on his fitness to be game ready.

The next game is against Phoenix Hagen. What is your memory of the 93-64 win in Hagen earlier in the season?


The score was not a good depiction of the game. They are a team with a lot of fight and can't be taken lightly.

Hagen is riding on an 8 game losing streak and are desperate for a win. How dangerous a game could this be for Frankfurt?


This game is no different than any other game in this league. Every team is dangerous and they are no exception.

What is your memory of their big men John Turek and Jonathan Kale. Who has the advantage under the boards?


They are both big men who fight hard for position the whole game. I guess the advantage will be decided on Sunday.

What will be the key to coming away with a victory?



I think the key to this game is contolling the paint. We have to come out from the start with enthusiasm and force them to take tough shots.

Who are your early picks to win the 2010 NCAA title?


Right now I like how Syracuse is playing.
Thanks Seth for the chat.



Chris Copeland (TBB Trier) Pregame Thoughts To Artland Dragons Game March 6th - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Christopher Copeland (203-F-84, agency: 540 Sports, college: Colorado) is a 25 year old 203 cm power forward from Orange, New Jersey. He went to the University of Colorado from 2002-2006. In his senior year, he played 30 games averaging 12.1ppg, 5.1rpg, 1.6apg, 1.1bpg, FGP: 44%, 3PT: 35.7%, FT: 68.8%. In his first season overseas, he played for Beirasar Rosalia (Spain-LEB Gold, starting five), only pre-season, then moved to C.B. L'Hospitalet (Spain-LEB Gold, starting five) playing 4 games averaging 4.0ppg, 8.0rpg and then moved to Matrixx Magix Nijmegen (Holland-Eredivisie, starting five) playing 28 games and averaging 18.0ppg, 7.6rpg, 2.1apg, 1.5spg, 1.0bpg, FGP: 49.7%, 3PT: 40.3%, FT: 79.3%. Last season, he moved to Germany to TBB Trier playing 34 games averaging 13.2ppg, 4.9rpg, 2.3apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 56.9%, 3PT: 35.6%, FT: 74.8%. Chris Spoke to eurobasket before the game against The Artland Dragons on March 6th.

TBB Trier is going through a very difficult time. How are you staying positive?

Everybody on the squad has their own ways to stay positive through the rough times. As for me I have a good circle of people (friends and family) that help me stay focused. I have even gotten some words of encouragement from guys around the league. Its a blessing to have people pulling for you even when things aren't looking great. They give you motivation to keep going strong.

There have been rumours that Yves De Fragne is on the hot seat. Is the team still 100% behind the coach?

The team is definitely behind the coach. He is not the issue and we (the players on the floor) simply have to step our games up.

What is the team focusing on this week in practice?

Not going into detail but new strategies to improve our defense. After all defense is the only way to win consistently.

The next game is against The Artland Dragons which is never easy to win in their Dragon Den. Maybe you should lock out their mascot Tobi the dragon?lol

Haha only if you help me catch him.

What is your memory of the 75-73 win against The Artland Dragons at home?

It was a tough win. They are a very deep team. But that was the past we have to do it again this weekend.

This will be a must win for TBB Trier. What will the be the key to winning the game?

Defense defense defense.

How much fun is it playing against Nathan Peavy? How do you stop him best?


Its tough he is a very talented and versatile player. He can hurt you from different areas. Guys like that you just have to limit their touches and apply pressure when they do catch. Nothing easy.

Now that it is getting warmer what will you be looking forward to doing outside in Trier?

Hanging out in/at Petrisburg. Trier folk know what I am talking about.
Thanks for the chat Chris.



Deandre Haynes (Paderborn Baskets) Pregame Thoughts To Giessen 46ers Game March 7th - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
DeAndre Haynes (187-G-84, college: Kent St.) is a 25 year old 187 cm guard from Detroit Michigan that is playing his first season in the BEKO BBL with The Paderborn Baskets. He played at Kent from 2002-2005 and at Kent state from 2005-2006. In his senior year, he played 34 games averaging 13.0ppg, 2.7rpg, 3.9apg, 1.7spg, FGP: 43.7%, 3PT: 39.7%, FT: 78.6%. He won the MAC Tournament in 2006 and was player of the year in the MAC conference in 2006. He came to Europe as a rookie and played in Belgium for BBC Royal Atomia Brussels playing 23 games and averaging 4.0ppg, 1.3rpg, 1.1apg, 1.0spg. The next season, he stayed in Belgium and played for Okapi Aalstar playing 35 games averaging 9.4ppg, 1.5rpg, 2.6apg, 1.3spg, 2FGP: 52.0%, 3PT: 34.0%, FT: 74.0%. Last season, he played in Hungary for Kecskemeti Univer KSE playing 26 games averaging 13.6ppg, 4.0rpg, 3.4apg, 2.1spg, FGP: 61.1%, 3PT: 37.5%, FT: 70.9%. He spoke to eurobasket before the game against The Giessen 46ers on March 7th.

What was the most important thing gained from the triple overtime win in Trier?


The most important thing that we took from the game is that if we continue to stay focused on the task, and play together we'll have a great chance of coming out with the win.

Did the big games of Daniel Lienke and Matt Terwilliger help the team confidence under the boards? With Kevin Langford and these two guys, Paderborn could make some noise under the boards in the next games?


I think our big men did a great job on crashing the boards against Trier. We watch film and looked at the statistics from the Artland Dragon game, and they seen that no one was crashing the boards, so they made it one of their goals to crash the glass more especially with George Evans out of the game.

How is the state of the team and what is the biggest focus this week in practice?


Our biggest focused was focusing on Giessen, which is a very important game for us and the Paderborn organization. Everyone knows how important this game is so we been watching a lot of film trying to figure out ways to get another win.

The next game is against The Giessen 46ers. What is your memory of the 71-65 loss in Giessen earlier this season?


My last memory of Giessen was David Teague and Joe Werner having a good performance against us.

Giessen is a very much changed team and has the edge on paper. What has Giessen improved the most?


Giessen has added a few players since the last time we played them. Elvir Ovicina was a great pick for them, it seems as the entire offense goes through him, and he make his team better from the recent games I've seen. Jeanty who is supposed to be a great shooter and floor leader could also make a difference in a game.

At least Paderborn wont have to deal with David Teague. What guy is the x-factor with Giessen?



Elvir Ovcina is the go to guy for them, he makes everyone a better player.

What will be the key to winning the game?


The key to winning is playing together, hard, and taking some of their key players out of the game.

With spring around the corner what is something you will look forward to doing outside in Paderborn?


I just want to see some good weather.

What was the last DVD that you saw?
Life.
Thanks Dre for the chat.



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  GREECE   


Stats Leaders - A1
Points Per Game
 A.J. ABRAMS
  Trikalla
  (180-G-86)
  Avg: 17.3
 1. Abrams, Trikalla17.3 
 2. Childress, Olympiakos16.8 
 3. Erceg, Panionios16.8 
 4. Arnold, Perister.15.9 
 5. Kleiza, Olympiakos15.7 
 6. Green, AEK15.5 
 7. Carter, Ilysiakos15.5 
 8. Harris, VAP K.15.4 
 9. Kaimakoglou, Marou.15.1 
 10. Gregory, PAOK14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Christophe MASSIE
  Olimpia L.
  (206-F-77)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Massie, Olimpia L.10.7 
 2. Carter, Ilysiakos8.1 
 3. Francis, AEK7.8 
 4. Bryant, Panionios7.6 
 5. Arnold, Perister.7.1 
 6. Papadopoulos, PAOK7.0 
 7. Dozier, VAP K.6.3 
 8. Homan, Marousi BC6.3 
 9. Erceg, Panionios6.2 
 10. Alexander, Kavala.6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Dimitris DIAMANTIDIS
  Panathinaikos
  (196-G-80)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Diamantidis, Panath.4.8 
 2. Dickel, Trikalla4.6 
 3. Karidas, Ilysiakos4.6 
 4. Teodosic, Olympiakos4.5 
 5. Lukas, Marousi BC4.1 
 6. Spanoulis, Panath.3.8 
 7. Papaloukas, Olymp.3.6 
 8. Vasiljevic, VAP K.3.5 
 9. Green, AEK3.5 
 10. Hammonds, Perister.3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Prodromos NIKOLAIDIS
  AEK
  (201-F-78)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Nikolaidis, AEK1.9 
 2. Diamantidis, Panath.1.8 
 3. Collins, Kavala/P.1.8 
 4. Lukas, Marousi BC1.7 
 5. Cummings, Ilysiakos1.7 
 6. Dickel, Trikalla1.6 
 7. Hammonds, Perister.1.6 
 8. Katsares, Trikalla1.6 
 9. Green, Olimpia L.1.6 
 10. Karidas, Ilysiakos1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Brent PETWAY
  Vichy
  (203-F-85)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Petway, Ilysiakos2.2 
 2. Vougioukas, Panellin.1.6 
 3. Harissis, VAP K.1.2 
 4. Homan, Marousi BC1.1 
 5. Benton, Ilysiakos1.0 
 6. Mavroidis, Marou.0.9 
 7. Childress, Olympiakos0.8 
 8. Fotsis, Panathinaikos0.8 
 9. Smith, Panellinios0.7 
 10. Arnold, Perister.0.7 


Stats Leaders - A2
Points Per Game
 Nikos LIAKOPOULOS
  Perama
  (201-F-76)
  Avg: 20.1
 1. Liakopoulos, Per.20.1 
 2. Michalos, Near E.18.9 
 3. Gagaloudis, Olimpi.18.3 
 4. Totsios, Ikaroi S.18.2 
 5. Tsoutsos, Dafni16.8 
 6. Anagnostopou., Xan.16.5 
 7. Panagiotopou., Xan.15.8 
 8. Kiriakopoulo., KAOD15.5 
 9. Christou, Xanthi15.4 
 10. Kaklamanos, Pagra.15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Damir LATOVIC
  AGOR
  (204-C-80)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Latovic, AGOR11.2 
 2. Amato, Perama10.5 
 3. Kakiouzis, Pagrati9.6 
 4. Koutroulias, Near E.7.0 
 5. Dimitriadis, Ermis L.6.8 
 6. Cartelo, KAOD6.7 
 7. Anagnostopou., Xan.6.5 
 8. Zondervan, Egaleo6.5 
 9. Kosanovic, Olimpiad.6.2 
 10. Giovanivic, Arkadikos6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Nikos LIAKOPOULOS
  Perama
  (201-F-76)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Liakopoulos, Per.6.3 
 2. Gagaloudis, Olimpi.5.4 
 3. Zoupas, Amyntas5.3 
 4. Vassilopoulo., Dafni4.8 
 5. Moscovitis, Pagrati4.7 
 6. Michalos, Near E.4.1 
 7. Kaklamanos, Pagra.4.0 
 8. Kiriakopoulo., KAOD3.8 
 9. Koumoulos, AGOR3.5 
 10. Teodosic, Egaleo3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Yannis GAGALOUDIS
  Olimpiada P.
  (191-G-78)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Gagaloudis, Olimpi.1.8 
 2. Petrovic-S., Iraklis1.6 
 3. Sourlis, Arkadikos1.5 
 4. Karapostolou, Iraklis1.4 
 5. Dorkofikis, Amynt.1.3 
 6. Dimitriadis, Ermis L.1.3 
 7. Michalos, Near E.1.3 
 8. Lianos, Dafni1.3 
 9. Castle, Iraklis1.3 
 10. Liakopoulos, Per.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Vassilis VAGENAS
  OFI
  (202-F-80)
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Vagenas, OFI1.1 
 2. Vagenas, OFI1.0 
 3. Souflias, OFI0.8 
 4. Amato, Perama0.8 
 5. Harismidis, Pagrati0.8 
 6. Koutroulias, Near E.0.8 
 7. Anagnostopou., Xan.0.7 
 8. Despos, Iraklis0.7 
 9. Giovanivic, Arkadikos0.7 
 10. Cartelo, KAOD0.6 


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


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


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  HOLLAND   


Sam "snoop" Jones, "Holland is my home" - by Fred Roggen
It was a typical, cold March day in Holland, when Dutch NT guard Sam Jones (188-G-78, college: Northwood) walked into the room, I sat down to talk with Sam, who just returned to Holland and has made his come back on the Dutch basketballcourts after his Cypriot period. We talk about his journey through Europe, his thoughts about his new team DeFriesland Aris and he talks about his relationship with Christ and how his faith impacts his career.
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Tell me about your basketball journey, playing almost five season for Eiffel Towers, moved to Rotterdam and Spanish Caceres, and now you're just coming back from playing in the Cypriot Division A ...
My basketball journey has been great. I've gotten a chance to see a lot of leagues and a lot of countries. Not only playing domestically in Belgium, Holland, Spain and Cyprus, but also getting a chance to play in Fiba Euro Cup competitions has allowed me to see many other countries and leagues. And I'm no where close to being finished. Den Bosch was a great period of my career, because I was able to reach the finals three times with the club and win two championships. Rotterdam was short and sweet, and my time in Spain was also amazing. We made it to the final four and was one game away from the championship. I wish I could go back and play the last five minutes of the semi-final again in Spain. I still lose sleep over that experience. GREAT FANS IN CACERES. They deserved a championship. Cyprus was a up and down experience, because of the make up of the league.

What's it like over there?
The Cypriot league needs a lot of upgrades. The players in the league are very good, but the organization of the league isn't as advanced as some of the other leagues I've played in. There is no entertainment during the games. They don't even announce the players before the game, and I wasn't used to that at all. Overall it's a very good league, but they just need some organizational upgrades. That's nothing personal to anyone, because I actually had 'the best general manager in basketball out there, Angelos Papademetriou!

Culturally, what was it like outside of basketball?
I actually love the people in Cyprus. I like the Mediterranean mentality. They are very relaxed and warm like the weather. I've be friended with a lot of people out there and God willing I would like to have a summer house there one day. That's definitely going to be my vacation spot every year. It's truly a beautiful island.

So what enticed you to come back?
I always knew I wanted to come back into the Dutch league. Just didn't know it would be this soon. I don't know if this is my last stop in Holland or if I will play here in the years to come. But Holland is my home now. I just bought a house in Purmerend, so this will always be home to me. But I would like to play a few more years outside of Holland, because I love experiencing different countries and cultures. I also want to compete for championships every year, so that will be a major factor in where I play.

You talk a lot about God, is this something that has always been a part of your game?
God is a part of my life, not necessarily a part of my game. He's a part of every aspect of my life and I am Humbled by his existence.

Sam, I know you're devoutly Christian, but exactly which denomination?
I was raised baptist, but I don't like to be labeled by a denomination. I know for a FACT there is a God that created all of us. God demonstrated His love by sending His promised Son, the Savior and Messiah, Jesus Christ, and allowing Him to be crucified. God paid for our sins Himself. The Lord is good, just and merciful beyond our understanding. That being said, I think we all believe in the same God, and I respect every religion.

A lot of guys do it the other way around. Basketball comes first. They say family and faith come first, but they really do basketball first. How do you reconcile it?
With out God I wouldn't be able to lace my shoes up and go out and play the game that I love so much. So I love God MUCH more than basketball, because he allows me to play this game. He wakes me up every day and has blessed me for 31 years. My faith in Him definitely comes before Anything, even my family. But because of him, I am allowed to have a beautiful family and again, play the game that I love. I'm thankful for this interview, because God has put me in a position to talk about him to a broader audience and it's my duty to do so when given the chance.

How has your faith grown since you got to Europe?
My faith grows everyday. They say we are ALL born with the faith the size of a mustard seed (very small). But hearing the word of God and being in the presence of the Lord will expand that mustard seed into a faith that is undescribable. And if you have a relationship with Christ... there is nothing better. I'm getting excited just talking about it!! But you asked about my faith growing in Europe and I can tell you a quick story about my early days in Den Bosch. I went to a Bible study for a couple of months and Christ revealed himself to me. Once I humbled myself and committed to getting to know him, he revealed himself to me. And that's when I can say, I was 100% a believer. NO DOUBT.

Everyone knows you can shoot the ball. You also spend a lot of time handling the ball from your point-guard position. How do you balance these two roles - being a scorer and a distributor?
The last couple of years of my career I have been more of a facilitator. Distrubuting the ball to my teammates and making them better. I've won more championships and games being a playmaker for others, rather than trying to make plays for myself. I'm a traditional point guard. I think I will have to go back to my scoring mentality with the team I'm on now. De Friesland is used to getting a lot of point production from the playmaker, so I will try to combine distrubution with the scoring. But I also do a lot of other things on the floor. I love to rebound the ball and get my hands on loose balls when I can.

DeFriesland Aris has made a big effort to put a competitive team together, with you as the latest new arrival. How do you like your teammates and how much time will you need to give your maximum level?
My teammates are very cool. We are just very young. I think this is the youngest team I've ever been on. But we are very talented at a lot of positions. I think I will need a couple of weeks to get to my top form. If I do the math correctly, that's right around play-off time, and that's the most important time of the year. Don't get me wrong.. the weeks building up to the play-offs are also very important, because we want to be clicking on all cylinders on our way into the play-offs. We are in a good position in the standings with room for improvement. So lets see what happens.

How does Coach Miller compare to previous coaches you've had?
Coach Miller knows exactly what he's talking about. I can tell he's an experienced coach. I don't like to compare coaches because they are all very different. I plan to do some coaching when I'm finish playing myself and I will take a lot of good things from all the coaches that I have had. So I won't be a typical coach, and you won't be able to compare me to one specific coach.

You play with a lot of energy. Explain the impact that has on your game.
I have to play with energy. The reason why I do that is because I am truly passionate about the game of basketball. It's my favorite thing to do, and I know the fans come out to see guys working hard. I try to bring energy to my teammates inside the game, and to the fans that are watching. I want every game have be a good experience, win or lose!

When things aren't going your way, and you are playing into the other team's style, what can you do to help your players get back into their rhythm.
That's actually a good quality of mine. I like to read the game. If I see another team is going on a run, or if we aren't playing the way we should, I like to bring order and rest in the team. Try to take it possession by possession until I think we are ready to pick the tempo back up. You can't play at one speed during the whole game. You have to be able to read situations and know when to play fast and when to slow down.

Sam, what are the goals and expectations of the team for the remainder of the season?
The goal is always to win a championship. The expectations are very high within the organizations, and I accept that challenge. They invested a lot into this team and they believe in us. So we have to go out and make the city of Leeuwarden proud. Whatever achievement that may be.

Sam, thanks for this interview and wish you all the best for the remain of the season.


Stats Leaders - Eredivisie
Points Per Game
 Elijah PALMER
  Upstairs Weert
  (201-F-81)
  Avg: 19.1
 1. Palmer, Upstairs.19.1 
 2. Gibson, ZZ Leiden18.3 
 3. Boxley, ZZ Leiden17.5 
 4. Thomas, M.Magix16.9 
 5. Haryasz, GasTerra.16.6 
 6. Monroe, DeFriesl.16.0 
 7. Hendley, Landstede16.0 
 8. Calhoun, EclipseJet15.3 
 9. McGhee, ZZ Leiden15.0 
 10. Sanders, EclipseJet14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Patrick HILLIMAN
  Rotterdam
  (206-F/C-82)
  Avg: 9.9
 1. Hilliman, Rotterdam9.9 
 2. Palmer, Upstairs.9.1 
 3. Haryasz, GasTerra.8.9 
 4. Ellis, GasTerra F.8.6 
 5. McGhee, ZZ Leiden8.3 
 6. Monroe, DeFriesl.8.0 
 7. Beasley, Eiff.Tow.7.9 
 8. Griffin, Giants7.7 
 9. Boxley, ZZ Leiden7.6 
 10. Gordon, Landstede7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Torey THOMAS
  M.Magix
  (180-G-85)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Thomas, M.Magix7.4 
 2. Oliver, Eiff.Towers5.5 
 3. Porter, Upstairs.4.9 
 4. Defares, Giants4.6 
 5. Bostain, GasTerra.4.3 
 6. Bauscher, GasTerra.4.3 
 7. Gibson, ZZ Leiden4.1 
 8. Blackwood, DeFriesl.4.0 
 9. Slagter, Giants3.8 
 10. Moore, DeFriesland3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Torey THOMAS
  M.Magix
  (180-G-85)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Thomas, M.Magix3.2 
 2. Bauscher, GasTerra.2.6 
 3. Dourisseau, GasTerra.2.6 
 4. Rodgers, EclipseJet2.6 
 5. Bostain, GasTerra.2.4 
 6. Flowers, M.Magix2.4 
 7. de Randamie, Eclip.2.4 
 8. Oliver, Eiff.Towers2.3 
 9. Mason, EclipseJet2.3 
 10. Kimbrough, Giants2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 James HUGHES
  M.Magix
  (211-C-83)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Hughes, M.Magix1.9 
 2. Hilliman, Rotterdam1.5 
 3. Haryasz, GasTerra.1.4 
 4. Slor, ZZ Leiden1.4 
 5. Boxley, ZZ Leiden1.4 
 6. Kuijper, ZZ Leiden0.9 
 7. Porter, Upstairs.0.9 
 8. Sanders, EclipseJet0.8 
 9. Faris, Giants0.8 
 10. List, DeFriesland0.7 


Standings - Eredivisie
Eredivisie Standings
 1. GasTerra F. 25-3 
 2. Eiff.Towers 19-7 
 3. Giants 19-7 
 4. ZZ Leiden 18-10 
 5. M.Magix 17-11 
 6. DeFriesland 14-14 
 7. EclipseJet 10-18 
 8. Upstairs Weert 8-20 
 9. Landstede 5-23 
 10. Rotterdam 3-25 


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  HUNGARY   


Standings - A Division
A Division Standings
 1. ZTE KK 20-0 
 2. Szolnok 16-5 
 3. Atomeromu 14-7 
 4. Kormend 14-7 
 5. Albacomp 13-7 
 6. Falco 11-10 
 7. Soproni 10-10 
 8. Kaposvari 10-11 
 9. Kecskemeti 10-11 
 10. Dombovar 8-11 
 11. Marso-Vagep 8-13 
 12. PVSK Pannon 7-14 
 13. Salgotarjani 2-19 
 14. Debreceni 1-19 


A Division Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Jonathan JONES
  Dongbu Promy
  (211-C-79)
  Avg: 24.6
 1. Jones, Dombovar24.6 
 2. Frazier, Falco23.1 
 3. Doyne, Marso-Vagep21.5 
 4. Huckaby, Salgotar.21.3 
 5. Horvath, Falco21.3 
 6. Farmer, Debreceni21.0 
 7. Rice, Szolnok20.4 
 8. Watson, ZTE K.20.4 
 9. Brooks, Soproni19.6 
 10. Walker, Dombovar18.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ousmanne BARRO
  Szolnok
  (208-F-84)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Barro, Szolnok11.3 
 2. Jones, Dombovar11.1 
 3. Horvath, Falco10.4 
 4. Davis, Salgotarjani9.5 
 5. Scott, Kormend8.4 
 6. Knight, Soproni7.6 
 7. Wilson, ZTE K.7.5 
 8. David Vay, PVSK P.7.3 
 9. Frazier, Falco6.9 
 10. Banks, Albacomp6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Laszlo KALMAN
  Falco
  (186-G-72)
  Avg: 8
 1. Kalman, Falco8.0 
 2. Simon, Albacomp6.7 
 3. Kelley, Szolnok6.3 
 4. Hinnant, ZTE K.6.0 
 5. Savic, Debreceni5.9 
 6. English, Atomeromu4.9 
 7. Thomas, Kormend4.9 
 8. Fodor, Szolnok4.8 
 9. LaGrange, Dombovar4.7 
 10. Dejon, Kaposvari4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Winsome FRAZIER
  Falco
  (193-G/F-82)
  Avg: 4.4
 1. Frazier, Falco4.4 
 2. Sirutaviaciu., Salgot.3.3 
 3. Dejon, Kaposvari2.9 
 4. Lee, Albacomp2.8 
 5. Wittmann, Kecsk.2.7 
 6. English, Atomeromu2.6 
 7. Toya, Albacomp2.5 
 8. Clark, Atomeromu2.5 
 9. Ames, PVSK P.2.4 
 10. Watson, ZTE K.2.4 
Blocks Per Game
 DuJuan WILEY
  Marso-Vagep
  (206-C-75)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Wiley, Marso-Vagep1.6 
 2. Hendlein, Kaposvari1.6 
 3. Clark, Atomeromu1.5 
 4. Barro, Szolnok1.3 
 5. Nuhanovic, Debre.1.1 
 6. David Vay, PVSK P.1.1 
 7. Walker, Dombovar1.1 
 8. Horvath, Falco1.0 
 9. Scott, Kormend1.0 
 10. Sitku, Marso-Vagep1.0 


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  ICELAND   


Iceland Express league - by Siggi Hjorleifsson
Last round in the league included some upset and some easy wins.
KR did not have problem in beating Breidablik 96-72. Brynjar Bjornsson 25, Morgan Lewis 24 for KR. Jonathan Schmidt 23 for Breidablik.
Big derby game when Grindavik beat Keflavik 76-72. Darrell Flake 29 for Grindavik that played without their top scorer Pall Vilbergsson. Gunnar Einarsson 20 for Keflavik.
Upset when Subway Cup winner Snaefell lost to Tindastoll 99-91. Snaefell playing without their rebounder and inside present Hlynur Baeringson ( injury) Cedric Isom (188-G-84, college: E.Texas Baptist) very hot for the winner with 48 pts. Sean Burton 33 for Snaefell.
Hamar closer to make it to play-offs and also to secure their spot in top league by win Fjolnir 87-81. Marvin Valdimarsson 25, Andre Dabney 22 for Hamar. Aegir Steinarsson 22 Chris Smith 22. Tomas Tomasson 20 for Fjolnir.
Njardvik 72 Stjarnan 67. Important win for Njardvik to secure their second place. Nick Bradford 19 Justin Shouse 26.
IR finally won a game. First win this year when they beat FSU 104-91. FSU drop out of the league and down to Div 1 next season. Robert Jarvis 32 for IR. Chris Caird 34 for FSU.



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  IRAN   


Loren Woods is still Playing Dirty .... - by Mohammad Ahmadi
Big American Center, Loren Woods (213-C-78, college: Arizona) has shown in this season that he can not control his behaviour during the pressure of the game. There is no doubt that he is a good and useful player and is playing for a big club but he must control himself more and more.
During the season 2009-2010, Mahram had not problem in games and could win teams easily but in Semi Final and Final, they had tough games.

First, against Saba Mehr, they did good and won Saba in Qazvin but Loren Woods became angry because of good defence of Saba players and after that, he kicked the ball to the bench o Saba and hit them !!! After that, Iran Basketball Federation suspended him for one game and he couldn't play for next game against Saba.

Second, In Final game against ZobAhan, after great performancce of Jaber Rouzbahani against Woods, Loren made three offensive fouls on Jaber and at the end, kicked on his chest and Jaber got injured and couldn't continue the game!!! .

To sum up, Import players must be more careful on their behaviours because they are instead of the people of their countries and whatever they do, will show their people behaviour.



1st. Mahram - 2nd. ZobAhan - 3rd. Petrochimi . It's Over ... - by Mohammad Ahmadi
Iran Basketball Superleague; Season 2009-2010; Final Game; Mahram vs Zob Ahan Esfahan; Mahram won for second time; Mahram got the Title for 3rd times in a row.

The second match of final game was in Azadi Sport Complex - Basketball Hall in Tehran and Mahram beat Zob Ahan Esfahan in second final game and for fourth time during the season. Mahram got the title by using great NT players like Mehdi Kamrani, Samad Nikkhah Bahrami, Hamed Afagh and three import players like Jackson Vroman, Loren Woods and Rasheim Wright and with their coach Mostafa Hashemi . They won Iran Superleague just like Asian Cup Championship and Dubai Tournament and are looking for WABA title in next week.
The Score of Final game was 93-75 for Mahram. The first game result in Esfahan was 73-96 for Mahram.

At the other hands, Petrochimi Imam Harbour won the game against Saba Mehr and stood on 3rd place. Azad University stood on 5th by beating Tozin Electric and season 2009-2010 is finished and everybody are waiting at WABA and World Cup 2010 Turkey games.


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  IRELAND   


Standings - EBS Superleague
SuperLeague Standings
North Conference
 1. Killester 12-5 
 2. Belfast Star 10-7 
 3. DCU Saints 8-9 
 4. UCD Marian 6-11 
 5. Ulster Elks 5-13 
South Conference
 1. Eagles 14-3 
 2. Neptune 10-5 
 3. UCC Demons 10-7 
 4. Hoops 5-12 
 5. Moycullen 4-12 


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  ITALY   


Legadue, Final Four Reale Mutua Cup, Semifinals: Veroli destroy Reggio Emilia, Brindisi defeat Sassari after a thrilling game - by Antonello Varallo
Trenkwalder Reggio Emilia-Prima Veroli 49-77 (13-17/27-38/32-61)


Reggio Emilia: Robert Fultz (190-G-82, agency: Interperformances) 12 points, Jamar Smith (206-F/C-80, college: Maryland) 5 points and 10 rebounds
Veroli:Dontaye Draper (180-G-84, college: Charleston) 18 points, Kyle Hines (198-F/C-86) 18 points and 8 rebounds, Ivan Gatto (207-F/C-78) 13 points and 8 rebounds

Banco di Sardegna Sassari-Enel Brindisi 105-106 after overtime (22-24/49-45/69-68/89-89)



Sassari: Jiri Hubalek (209-C-82, agency: Interperformances, college: Iowa St.) 33 points (3/3, 9/10, 4/7)Jason Rowe (178-G-78, college: Loyola, MD) 27 (6/6, 9/12, 1/4), Marcelus Kemp (196-G-84, agency: SportsTalent, college: Nevada) 27 (6/8, 9/10, 4/7)
Brindisi: Joseph Crispin (186-G-79, agency: Interperformances, college: Penn St.) 31 points (1/2, 3/8, 8/12), Omar Thomas (197-F-82, agency: Interperformances, college: UTEP) 27 (3/4, 12/14, 0/2), Nikola Radulovic (207-F-73) 25 (3/4, 8/12, 2/7)



Standings - SerieA
SerieA Standings
 1. Montepaschi 19-0 
 2. Pepsi Caserta 14-6 
 3. Sigma Coat. 13-7 
 4. CS Bologna 12-7 
 5. Armani MI 12-7 
 6. Air AV 11-9 
 7. Benetton TV 11-10 
 8. NGC Cantu 10-9 
 9. Lottomatica 10-9 
 10. Cimberio VA 9-10 
 11. Angelico BI 8-11 
 12. Banca Tercas 8-11 
 13. Scavolini PS 7-12 
 14. Vanoli CR 6-13 
 15. Carife FE 5-14 
 16. Martos Napoli 0-20 


Stats Leaders - SerieA
Points Per Game
 Gary NEAL
  Benetton TV
  (193-G-84)
  Avg: 19.8
 1. Neal, Benetton TV19.8 
 2. Grundy, Carife FE18.8 
 3. Ere, Pepsi Caserta17.4 
 4. Aradori, Angelico.17.4 
 5. Brown, Air AV15.8 
 6. Lavrinovic, Montepas.15.8 
 7. Jackson, Carife FE15.7 
 8. Rowland, Vanoli CR15.4 
 9. Jaaber, Lottomat.14.9 
 10. Hicks, Scavolini PS14.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Greg BRUNNER
  Sigma Coat.
  (201-F-83)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Brunner, Sigma C.10.2 
 2. Wallace, Benetton.8.5 
 3. Troutman, Air AV8.4 
 4. Jones, Pepsi C.8.2 
 5. Williams, Scavolin.7.7 
 6. Pasco, Angelico BI7.6 
 7. Ivanov, Sigma C.7.0 
 8. Hall, Armani MI6.8 
 9. Szewczyk, Air AV6.4 
 10. Brown, Vanoli CR6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Dee BROWN
  Air AV
  (185-G-84)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Brown, Air AV5.3 
 2. Green, Scavolini PS5.1 
 3. Poeta, Banca Tercas4.4 
 4. Childress, Cimberio.4.4 
 5. Smith, Angelico BI4.3 
 6. Finley, Armani MI4.1 
 7. McIntyre, Montepas.3.9 
 8. Rowland, Vanoli CR3.8 
 9. Collins, CS Bologna3.1 
 10. Kus, Benetton TV3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Marques GREEN
  Scavolini PS
  (170-G-82)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Green, Scavolini PS3.5 
 2. Troutman, Air AV3.1 
 3. Jaaber, Lottomat.3.1 
 4. Rowland, Vanoli CR3.0 
 5. Jeffers, NGC Cantu2.7 
 6. Hawkins, Montepas.2.7 
 7. Ere, Pepsi Caserta2.6 
 8. Di Bella, Pepsi C.2.4 
 9. Minard, Lottomat.2.4 
 10. Cusin, Vanoli CR2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Sharrod FORD
  Carife FE
  (206-F-82)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Ford, Carife FE2.5 
 2. Crosariol, Lottomat.1.3 
 3. Eze, Montepaschi1.2 
 4. Szewczyk, Air AV1.1 
 5. Lavrinovic, Montepas.1.0 
 6. Gigli, Lottomatica1.0 
 7. Pasco, Angelico BI0.9 
 8. Traylor, Martos N.0.9 
 9. Sanikidze, CS Bo.0.8 
 10. Nicevic, Benetton.0.8 


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  JAPAN   


JBL Round: 35 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Mitsubishi - Toshiba 64-75
Mitsubishi was beaten by Toshiba 64:75 as the latter got 16 points and 10 boards from Tyler Newton (208-F/C-82, college: Pacific) and Ishizaki Takumi notched 15. Uzawa Jun responded with 11 points in he losing case as he was the only player to reach double digits.

Hitachi S. - Aishin 59-56
Hitachi overcame Aishin 59:56 at the Regular Season Round 35. Toshihiro Sato (176-G-80) top-scored for the winners with 13 points and Smith Tyler added 12 points and 11 rebounds. Asayama Shogo replied with 20 pints in defeat and Asayama Shogo had 17 points and 20 boards.

Tochigi Brex - Hokkaido 82-73
Tochigi Brex rolled over Hokkaido 82:73 in the last game of the round. Takuya Kawamura (191-G-86) poured in 22 points and Tabuse Yuta notched 20. Orimo Takehiko answered with 18 points in the losing effort.

Panasonic - Toyota 106-91
Panasonic outscored Toyota 106:91 as Hiroyuki Kinoshita (178-G-80) posted 22 points and Custis Ace scored 21. Brown Clif finished the night with 24points and 12 rebounds while O'Bannon Charles posted 17.



Stats Leaders - JBL Superleague
Points Per Game
 Takuya KAWAMURA
  Tochigi Brex
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 20.4
 1. Kawamura, Tochigi .20.4 
 2. Sakuragi, Aishin16.9 
 3. Kinoshita, Panasonic16.6 
 4. Brown, Toyota16.6 
 5. Hale, Mitsubishi16.1 
 6. Takeuchi, Aishin16.0 
 7. Takeuchi, Hitachi S.15.7 
 8. O''Bannon, Toyota15.1 
 9. Okosa, Tochigi Brex14.6 
 10. Orimo, Hokkaido14.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kosuke TAKEUCHI
  Aishin
  (205-C/F-85)
  Avg: 10.9
 1. Takeuchi, Aishin10.9 
 2. Takeuchi, Hitachi S.10.8 
 3. Violette, Toshiba9.3 
 4. Dawson, Mitsubishi9.1 
 5. Maraker, Hokkaido8.7 
 6. Aono, Panasonic8.3 
 7. Merritt, Tochigi Brex8.1 
 8. Hale, Mitsubishi8.0 
 9. Okosa, Tochigi Brex7.9 
 10. Sakuragi, Aishin7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Shinsuke KASHIWAGI
  Aishin
  (183-G-81)
  Avg: 4.1
 1. Kashiwagi, Aishin4.1 
 2. Kinoshita, Panasonic3.9 
 3. Sakurai, Hokkaido3.8 
 4. Tabuse, Tochigi .3.5 
 5. Sakuragi, Aishin3.4 
 6. Sato, Hitachi S.3.3 
 7. Igarashi, Toyota3.0 
 8. Kashiwakura, Mitsu.3.0 
 9. Takeuchi, Hitachi S.3.0 
 10. Yamada, Hokkaido2.7 
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, Mitsubishi1.8 
 5. Kinoshita, Panasonic1.5 
 6. Hale, Mitsubishi1.4 
 7. Kashiwakura, Mitsu.1.3 
 8. Honeycutt, Panas.1.3 
 9. Tanaka, Tochigi .1.3 
 10. Igarashi, Toyota1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Kosuke TAKEUCHI
  Aishin
  (205-C/F-85)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Takeuchi, Aishin1.8 
 2. Takeuchi, Hitachi S.1.4 
 3. Dawson, Mitsubishi1.2 
 4. Maraker, Hokkaido1.0 
 5. Gross, Aishin0.9 
 6. Honeycutt, Panas.0.8 
 7. Merritt, Tochigi Brex0.8 
 8. Arao, Toyota0.7 
 9. Aono, Panasonic0.7 
 10. O''Bannon, Toyota0.5 


Standings - JBL
JBL Standings
 1. Aishin 28-7 
 2. Tochigi Brex 22-13 
 3. Hitachi S. 21-14 
 4. Panasonic 20-15 
 5. Toyota 19-16 
 6. Toshiba 16-19 
 7. Hokkaido 9-26 
 8. Mitsubishi 5-30 


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  JORDAN   


Wright helps Mahram to win the Iranian Superleague title - by Mohammed Malas
Jo-Basket.com, Amman - The American-Jordanian shooting guard Rasheim Wright (194-G-81, college: District of Col.) helped Mahram earlier today to win the title of the 2009-2010's Iranian Superleague after wining over Zob Ahan Esfahan 93-75 in the 2nd game of the to take the lead 2-0 in the finals series.

Wright is supposed to join Zain in the 13th WABA Clubs Championship which will start next Monday but things may change as rumours are turning around the naturalized player's siganture with Sagesse of Lebanon, The coming few hours will show what will happen!


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  KAZAKHSTAN   


All Star Game. First time in the history - by Eurobasket News
March 11h, 2010 will be the first All Star Game in the country. The best players will be selected in two teams, East and West. You can still vote for the rosters on www.bccaspiy.kz. It will be also Three-point contest and Dunk Contest. Everybody is welcomed to attend the event and it was decided that the entrance is free. The first All Star Game in the country will be held in Aktau.

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  LATVIA   


LBL Standing
LBL Standings
 1. Barons 13-4 
 2. Liepaja 8-9 
 3. VEF Riga 7-1 
 4. Valmiera 7-9 
 5. Ventspils 5-3 
 6. Zemgale 3-17 
 7. Keizarmezs 0-18 


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Ivars TIMERMANIS
  Barons
  (202-F-82)
  Avg: 18.7
 1. Timermanis, Barons18.7 
 2. Berkis, Keizarmezs18.5 
 3. Davis, Valmiera17.3 
 4. Gulbis, Zemgale16.6 
 5. Kojenets, Liepaja16.4 
 6. Silavs, Keizarmezs16.3 
 7. Efejuku, Barons16.2 
 8. Valeika, Valmiera15.1 
 9. Nelyubov, VEF Riga14.6 
 10. Kisielius, Liepaja14.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Arturas VALEIKA
  Valmiera
  (206-F-85)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Valeika, Valmiera10.5 
 2. Kojenets, Liepaja7.9 
 3. Zorin, Barons7.1 
 4. Renfroe, VEF Riga6.1 
 5. Silavs, Keizarmezs6.0 
 6. Rozitis, Zemgale5.5 
 7. Davis, Valmiera5.2 
 8. Gulbis, Zemgale5.2 
 9. Cresnar, Valmiera5.1 
 10. Nelyubov, VEF Riga5.0 
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.4.8 
 4. Sirsnins, Barons4.0 
 5. Vilums, Liepaja3.3 
 6. Bergmanis, Zemgale3.0 
 7. Strelnieks, Ventspils2.9 
 8. Efejuku, Barons2.4 
 9. Valeika, Valmiera2.4 
 10. Davis, Valmiera2.3 
Steals Per Game
 Rinalds SIRSNINS
  Barons
  (186-G-85)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Sirsnins, Barons2.5 
 2. Bertans, Ventspils2.3 
 3. Renfroe, VEF Riga2.2 
 4. Silavs, Keizarmezs2.2 
 5. Osins, Keizarmezs2.0 
 6. Davis, Valmiera1.7 
 7. Strelnieks, Ventspils1.7 
 8. Ragsdale, Barons1.6 
 9. Vitols, Barons1.5 
 10. Vilums, Liepaja1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Jekabs ROZITIS
  Zemgale
  (206-F/C-86)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Rozitis, Zemgale1.3 
 2. Davis, Valmiera1.2 
 3. Cresnar, Valmiera1.1 
 4. Zorin, Barons0.8 
 5. Selakovs, VEF Riga0.8 
 6. Nelyubov, VEF Riga0.7 
 7. Ferguson, Barons0.6 
 8. Blaus, Ventspils0.6 
 9. Kosuskins, Liepaja0.5 
 10. Bambis, Zemgale0.5 


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  LEBANON   


Mouttahed signs Devon Ford... - by Maarouf Mawloud
He is back in Lebanon....this time not for Champville team, but for Mouttahed!!! After a long researches and try outs for foreigners this year, Devon Ford (193-G-77, college: Idaho) !!! The well experienced player in the Lebanese league arrived to Lebanon early this week to join Al Mouttahed...His first appearance in Lebanon was in 2005-2006 with Champville and he had: (SCORE-3)29.4ppg, 6.3rpg, 3.6apg, 1.9spg, FG: 53%, FT: 91% Also in 2006-2007 he joined Champvile and had in 19 games: 24.8ppg, 7.5rpg, 3.5apg, 2.2spg, FG%: 58.6, FT%: 81.3...
Devon played most of his career in Mexico and Lebanon....early this year he led his team Panteras to the final four of the Mexican league LNBP....
Mouttahed fans wishes that Devon Ford will finally bring the stability for the team, and yet all the fans are also waiting the signing of the new center soon !!!



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  LITHUANIA   


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


Stats Leaders - LKL
Points Per Game
 Gytis SIRUTAVIACIUS
  Salgotarjani
  (195-F-83)
  Avg: 20.8
 1. Sirutavicius, Techa.20.8 
 2. Aleksandrova., Alytus A.19.7 
 3. Kazevicius, Alytus A.19.5 
 4. Sirvydis, Sakalai18.1 
 5. Ruikis, Suduva18.0 
 6. Griskenas, Techasas17.6 
 7. Kelys, Perlas16.1 
 8. Kuzminskas, Siauliai15.5 
 9. Pakamanis, Juven.15.3 
 10. Kieza, Suduva15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Egidijus DIMSA
  Nevezis
  (205-C-85)
  Avg: 9.4
 1. Dimsa, Nevezis9.4 
 2. Kieza, Suduva8.6 
 3. Janisius, Suduva8.2 
 4. Vilkius, Neptunas7.8 
 5. Valukonis, Aisciai7.7 
 6. Valanciunas, Perlas7.5 
 7. Tatarunas, Alytus A.7.4 
 8. Adomaitis, Alytus A.7.1 
 9. Morkeliunas, Juven.6.7 
 10. Cepukaitis, Aisciai6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Tomas GAIDAMAVICIUS
  Juventus
  (191-G-82)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Gaidamaviciu., Juven.6.1 
 2. Broadus, Suduva6.0 
 3. Low, Siauliai5.2 
 4. Ginevicius, Lietuv.5.0 
 5. Ezerskis, Techasas4.7 
 6. Popovic, Lietuvos.4.6 
 7. Kelys, Perlas4.5 
 8. Maceina, Rudupis4.4 
 9. Jomantas, Lietuv.4.3 
 10. Kalnietis, Zalgiris4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Andrius ALEKSANDROVAS
  Alytus Alita
  (197-G-86)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Aleksandrova., Alytus A.2.7 
 2. Ginevicius, Lietuv.2.4 
 3. Popovic, Lietuvos.2.3 
 4. Valukonis, Aisciai2.3 
 5. Kelys, Perlas2.2 
 6. Salenga, Zalgiris2.2 
 7. Vileita, Rudupis2.1 
 8. Jomantas, Lietuv.2.1 
 9. Birgelis, Suduva2.1 
 10. Ezerskis, Techasas2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Aurimas KIEZA
  Keravnos
  (202-F-82)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Kieza, Suduva2.7 
 2. Silinskis, Nevezis2.5 
 3. Valanciunas, Perlas1.5 
 4. Begic, Zalgiris1.4 
 5. Cepukaitis, Aisciai1.3 
 6. Valanciunas, Lietuv.1.2 
 7. Zyle, Aisciai1.2 
 8. Tatarunas, Alytus A.1.1 
 9. Volkus, Techasas1.0 
 10. Leonavicius, Sakalai1.0 


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  MEXICO   


Stats Leaders - LNBP
Points Per Game
 John MILLSAP
  Bucaneros
  (198-F-82)
  Avg: 25.4
 1. Millsap, Bucaneros25.4 
 2. Moore, Abejas24.3 
 3. Monroe, Potros23.9 
 4. Hickerson, Pioneros22.3 
 5. Habel, Cosmos22.0 
 6. Mills, Indios22.0 
 7. Thomas, Potros21.9 
 8. Hornsby, Huracanes21.9 
 9. Jackson, Pilares21.7 
 10. Capers, Barreteros21.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mattis MCHUGH
  Quimper
  (198-F-84)
  Avg: 11.8
 1. McHugh, Abejas11.8 
 2. Long, Indios11.1 
 3. Jackson, Angeles10.6 
 4. Allen, Pioneros10.3 
 5. Aubry, Halc.Rojos10.0 
 6. Berghoefer, Potros9.8 
 7. Mills, Indios9.2 
 8. Garcia, Pioneros9.0 
 9. Moss, Lechugueros9.0 
 10. Fuller, Fuerza Regia8.4 
Assists Per Game
 William FUNN
  Bucaneros
  (188-G-82)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Funn, Bucaneros6.4 
 2. Osimani, Halc.Cordoba5.9 
 3. Brown, Fuerza R.5.6 
 4. Malpica, Cosmos5.2 
 5. lee, Indios4.5 
 6. Stokes, Barreteros4.5 
 7. Hollyfield, Barre.4.2 
 8. Rivera, Halc.Rojos4.0 
 9. Villegas, Lechugueros3.8 
 10. Roque, Toros3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Luis Manuel GONZALEZ
  Libertadores
  (182-G-)
  Avg: 3
 1. Gonzalez, Libertad.3.0 
 2. Moore, Abejas2.5 
 3. Lewis, Soles2.3 
 4. Malpica, Cosmos2.2 
 5. Funn, Bucaneros2.2 
 6. Hollyfield, Barre.2.2 
 7. Monroe, Potros2.1 
 8. Hornsby, Huracanes2.0 
 9. Garcia Moral., Halc.X.1.9 
 10. Gooner, Halc.Rojos1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Jamal JOHNSON
  Angeles
  (201-F-81)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Johnson, Angeles1.2 
 2. Millsap, Bucaneros1.1 
 3. Arceneaux, Lechugue.0.9 
 4. Jackson, Pilares0.9 
 5. Carmona, Fuerza R.0.8 
 6. McHugh, Abejas0.8 
 7. lee, Indios0.8 
 8. Cox, Angeles0.8 
 9. McCullough, Libert.0.8 
 10. Berghoefer, Potros0.7 


LNBP Finals: Halcones Rojos too strong for Halcones Xalapa in Game 2 - by Eurobasket News
Halc.Rojos - Halc.Xalapa 89-75
Halcones Rojos outplayed Xalcones Xalapa last night 89-75 tying the score in LNBP Finals to 1-1. Dan Langhi (208-F-77, college: Vanderbilt) was a key player in this victory with 23 points and 9 rebounds. Lawrence Hill (203-F-87, college: Stanford) had 15 pts and 5 boards, and Halcones Rojos had 3 more players with double-digits in scoring. In the loosing squad, Gerald Brown (193-G-75, college: Pepperdine) netted 15 pts.



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Friday's games (11) review - by Eurobasket News
N.Orleans H. - San Antonio S. 91-102
Tony Parker (6'0''-G-80) scored 20 points and the Spurs extended their longest winning streak in nearly two months, beating New Orleans 102-91 on Friday night to sweep the season series from the Hornets for the second time in four seasons. Keith Bogans (6'5''-G-80, college: Kentucky) had 15, while Tim Duncan added 12 points and 8 rebounds. Darren Collison shined in defeat with 32 points.

Oklah.City T. - LA Clippers 104-87
Kevin Durant (6'9''-G/F-88, college: Texas) tied Haywood's 1972-73 franchise mark by recording his 35th game of the season with 30 or more points in a 104-87 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers. The first-time All-Star finished with 32 points and nine rebounds. Russell Westbrook (6'3''-G-88, college: UCLA) added 15 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists. James Harden delivered 17 points. Chris Kaman came up with 19 points and 15 boards for the Clippers.

Milwaukee B. - Washington W. 102-74
Andrew Bogut (7'0''-F/C-84, college: Utah) led the way with 19 points and 10 rebounds despite sitting out the fourth quarter, and the Bucks also got 19 points from Carlos Delfino (6'6''-G-82), along with 17 from John Salmons. Luke Ridnour helped with 13 pts. For the hosts, Javale McGee collected 13 points and 11 boards.

Golde State W. - Atlanta H. 122-127
Josh Smith (6'9''-F-85) scored a season-high 29 points and Alfred Horford (6'10''-F/C-86, college: Florida) added 27 points and 15 rebounds as the surging Hawks held off the Golden State Warriors 127-122 on Friday night. Michael Bibby also was great adding 23 pts and 5 assists. For the Warriors, Stephen Curry had 31 points and 11 assists.

Orlando M. - New Jersey N. 97-87
Matt Barnes (6'7''-F-80, college: UCLA) scored 14 of his 16 points in the first quarter to stake the Magic to a double-digit lead, but Orlando never could put together a run to make the game a laugher. Jameer Nelson (6'0''-G-82, college: St.Joseph's) had 15 points and 8 assists, and Dwight Howard added 11 pts, plus 16 boards in this victory. The hosts got 17 points and 10 assists from Devin Harris.

Sacramento K. - Dallas M. 100-108
Dirk Nowitzki (6'11''-F-78) had 31 points and 12 rebounds, Rodrigue Beaubois (6'1''-G-88, agency: Court Side) added a career-high 22 points, and the Mavericks extended the longest active streak in the league with a 108-100 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Friday night. Jason Kidd had double-double of 17 points and 12 assists. For the Kings, Carl Landry collected 21 pts and 8 rebs.

Detroit P. - Cleveland C. 92-99
Rodney Stuckey (6'4''-G-86, college: E.Washington) was walking over to give rookie Jonas Jerebko some advice Friday night when he started feeling dizzy and sat down. Shortly after he asked for some water, he slumped unconscious into the arms of Pistons trainer Arnie Kander. Stuckey was to remain overnight at the Cleveland Clinic after collapsing and being taken from the arena by ambulance during the third quarter of Cleveland's 99-92 win over the Pistons. 'He is stable and that is good news,' Pistons coach John Kuester said. 'I think he is going to be OK.' LeBron James (6'8''-F-84) had 40 points, 13 rebounds and six assists as the Cavaliers rallied from a 21-point deficit in the first half, but the game was overshadowed by the scary scene in the third quarter. *Courtesy of www.wopular.com

Boston C. - Philadelph.76 96-86
Rajon Rondo (6'1''-G-86, college: Kentucky) had 16 points and 11 assists, Kevin Garnett (6'10''-F-76, agency: Pro Management Agency) scored 22 points, Ray Allen had 16 and the Boston Celtics handed the Philadelphia 76ers their fifth straight loss, 96-86 on Friday night. Louis Williams replied with 22 points in defeat.

New York K. - Toronto R. 96-102
Sonny Weems (6'6''-G/F-86, college: Arkansas) scored a career-high 20 points, Jose Manuel Calderon (6'3''-G-81) had 16 and the Toronto Raptors beat the Knicks 102-96 on Friday night, snapping a four-game losing streak despite playing their seventh straight without All-Star Chris Bosh. Jarrett Jack delivered 14 pts. In the loosing squad, David Lee shined with 23 points and 18 rebounds.

LA Lakers - Charlotte B. 83-98
Stephen Jackson (6'8''-F-78, college: Butler Co.CC) (21 points) and Gerald Wallace (6'7''-F-82, college: Alabama) (17 points, 10 rebounds) overcame 26 points from Kobe Bryant on Friday night in Charlotte's 98-83 victory. Tyrus Thomas helped with 14 points and 9 rebounds in this win. Visitors got 14 pts and 10 rebs from Andrew Bynum.

Indiana P. - Denver N. 114-122
Carmelo Anthony (6'8''-F-84, college: Syracuse) had 34 points and the Denver Nuggets overcame the injury-related absences of Kenyon Martin and Ty Lawson to beat the Indiana Pacers 122-114 on Friday night. J.R. Smith (6'6''-G-85) helped with 20 points and 8 assists. For Indiana, Danny Granger nailed 32 pts.


Thunder sign G Anderson to second 10-day contract - by Eurobasket News
The Oklahoma City Thunder have signed free agent guard Antonio Anderson (6'6''-G-85, college: Memphis) to a second 10-day contract.

Thunder general manager Sam Presti announced the move on Friday.

The 6-foot-6 guard first signed with Oklahoma City on Feb. 22. He played in one game and had 2.0 points and one rebound in 15 minutes.

Anderson played 32 games for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA Development League this season. He averaged 15.5 points, four rebounds, 5.9 assists and 1.3 steals in 39.6 minutes.

He was undrafted out of Memphis in 2009. He went to training camp with the Charlotte Bobcats and appeared in five games before being waived Oct. 22.


Courtesy of www.mlive.com


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 LeBron JAMES
  Cleveland C.
  (203-F-84)
  Avg: 30
 1. James, Clevelan.30.0 
 2. Durant, Oklah.Ci.29.7 
 3. Anthony, Denver N.28.7 
 4. Bryant, LA Lakers27.6 
 5. Wade, Miami Heat26.4 
 6. Ellis, Golde S.25.7 
 7. Nowitzki, Dallas M.25.3 
 8. Bosh, Toronto R.24.5 
 9. Granger, Indiana P.23.1 
 10. Roy, Portland TB22.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dwight HOWARD
  Orlando M.
  (207-F-85)
  Avg: 13.2
 1. Howard, Orlando M.13.2 
 2. Camby, LA Clippers12.1 
 3. Randolph, Memph.11.9 
 4. Lee, New York K.11.6 
 5. Bosh, Toronto R.11.4 
 6. Noah, Chicago B.11.4 
 7. Love, Minnesota T.11.3 
 8. Boozer, Utah Jazz11.2 
 9. Gasol, LA Lakers11.1 
 10. Duncan, San A.10.7 
Assists Per Game
 Chris PAUL
  N.Orleans H.
  (183-G-85)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Paul, N.Orleans H.11.2 
 2. Nash, Phoenix Suns11.2 
 3. Williams, Utah Jazz10.1 
 4. Rondo, Boston C.9.9 
 5. Kidd, Dallas M.9.4 
 6. James, Clevelan.8.5 
 7. Westbrook, Oklah..7.9 
 8. Davis, LA Clippers7.9 
 9. Arenas, Washingt.7.2 
 10. Wade, Miami Heat6.7 
Steals Per Game
 Rajon RONDO
  Boston C.
  (186-G-86)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Rondo, Boston C.2.5 
 2. Paul, N.Orleans H.2.3 
 3. Ellis, Golde S.2.2 
 4. Kidd, Dallas M.1.9 
 5. Jackson, Charlott.1.9 
 6. Wade, Miami Heat1.8 
 7. Iguodala, Philadel.1.8 
 8. Curry, Golde S.1.8 
 9. Davis, LA Clippers1.7 
 10. James, Clevelan.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Dwight HOWARD
  Orlando M.
  (207-F-85)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Howard, Orlando M.2.8 
 2. Bogut, Milwauke.2.4 
 3. Oden, Portland TB2.3 
 4. Dalembert, Philad.2.1 
 5. Haywood, Washingt.2.1 
 6. Camby, LA Clippers2.0 
 7. Smith, Atlanta H.2.0 
 8. Perkins, Boston C.1.9 
 9. Andersen, Denver N.1.9 
 10. Lopez, New J.1.9 


Standings
NBA Standings
Eastern Conference
Atlantic Div.
 1. Boston C. 39-21 
 2. Toronto R. 32-28 
 3. Philadelph.76 22-39 
 4. New York K. 21-41 
 5. New Jersey N. 7-55 
Central Div.
 1. Cleveland C. 49-15 
 2. Milwaukee B. 33-29 
 3. Chicago B. 31-31 
 4. Detroit P. 21-41 
 5. Indiana P. 20-43 
Southeast Div.
 1. Orlando M. 43-20 
 2. Atlanta H. 40-22 
 3. Miami Heat 32-31 
 4. Charlotte B. 30-31 
 5. Washington W. 21-38 
Western Conference
Northwest Div.
 1. Denver N. 41-21 
 2. Utah Jazz 40-22 
 3. Oklah.City T. 37-24 
 4. Portland TB 37-27 
 5. Minnesota T. 14-49 
Pacific Div.
 1. LA Lakers 46-17 
 2. Phoenix Suns 40-25 
 3. LA Clippers 25-38 
 4. Sacramento K. 21-41 
 5. Golde State W. 17-45 
Southwest Div.
 1. Dallas M. 43-21 
 2. San Antonio S. 36-24 
 3. Memphis G. 32-31 
 4. Houston R. 31-30 
 5. N.Orleans H. 31-32 


Pistons' Rodney Stuckey 'doing well,' released from hospital - by Eurobasket News
Detroit Pistons guard Rodney Stuckey (6'4''-G-86, college: E.Washington) was 'doing well' and was released from the hospital Saturday afternoon following his collapse on the bench Friday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

All tests done at the Cleveland Clinic came back normal, the team said. He was returning to Detroit and will undergo further tests.

'He's doing well,' Pistons strength and conditioning coach Arnie Kander told The Associated Press on Saturday morning.

Stuckey spent the night at the hospital for observation while cardiologists checked him out. He was conscious and breathing on his own as he was taken to the hospital after collapsing into Kander's arms on the bench during the third quarter.

He was wheeled off the court on a stretcher and the medical staff put an oxygen mask on his face before he was put into an ambulance.

Stuckey missed two games in 2008 after feeling dizzy and lightheaded during a game.

In that game, Stuckey squatted with discomfort in the final seconds of the second quarter, stood up with his hands on his knees and later patted his chest rapidly while talking to Kander.

'It was more dramatic this time because it was on TV,' Kander said. 'I think he's going to be OK. When we talked last night, he sounded normal.'


Courtesy of www.azcentral.com


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The Kemba Show - by Allen Waters
TAMPA, Fla. (AP)--Dominique Jones scored 20 points and South Florida held off Connecticut 75-68 Saturday to remain in contention for the Bulls' first berth in the NCAA tournament in 18 years.

Chris Howard and Mike Mercer went 7-for-8 from the foul line in the final 1:04, helping USF (19-11, 9-9 Big East) stay in front after Connecticut (17-14, 7-11) methodically climbed back into the game after falling behind by 14 midway through the second half.

UConn closed the regular season with a three-game losing streak that means the Huskies may have to win next week's Big East tournament to get back to the NCAAs.

Kemba Walker led Connecticut with 18 points, and Alex Oriakhi's rebound dunk trimmed the Huskies' deficit to 70-68 with 36 seconds left.


Kemba Walker (6'1''-G-90)


Gerald Lee and ODU Advance to the Next Round - by Allen Waters


RICHMOND, Va. - Senior Gerald Lee tallied a game-high 17 points to lead Old Dominion to an 86-56 victory in the quarterfinals of the 2010 Virginia 529 College Savings Plan CAA Men's Basketball Championships Saturday afternoon. The 30-point margin of victory is the largest ever for ODU in a CAA Tournament game.

Old Dominion (24-8), the 2009-10 CAA regular season champion, advances to the semifinals for the second consecutive year and for the third time in the last four seasons.

The Monarchs had four players in double-figures and all 11 players scored. Junior Keyon Carter joined Lee in double-digits with 16 points and he grabbed nine rebounds.

Classmate Frank Hassell posted his third double-double of the season with 11 points and 11 rebounds. Senior Marsharee Neely also scored 11.

Old Dominion's tournament-record 60 rebounds gave them a tournament-record rebound margin of 34. Sophomore Kent Bazemore pulled down nine boards and freshman Nick Wright led the team with five offensive rebounds.

ODU had a 41-0 advantage in bench scoring and a 44-20 edge in points in the paint.

The nation's fifth ranked scoring defense held Towson (10-21) to a 32.2 percent shooting clip. Josh Thornton led the Tigers with a game-high 18 points on 5-of-18 shooting.

Towson took an early lead in the game, going up 7-4 on a Robert Nwankwo slam. The Monarchs immediately responded though, rattling off the next seven points to go up 11-7 at the 14:40 mark.

After a Josh Thornton triple pulled the Tigers to within a point, the Monarchs went on a 6-0 run. ODU continued to pull away in the opening half as eight different players scored, led by eight each from Lee and Hassell.

Great Job to ODU


Kent Bazemore (6'5''-G/F-89) Gerald Lee (6'10''-F-87)


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Harbour heat beat Otago Nuggets - by Mike Lacey


Harbour Heat opened their 2010 NBL season with a 99-82 victory over a spirited Otago Nuggets team at the NSEC on Saturday evening.

The Nuggets included Riki Buckrell in their starting five, one of four NZ 2009 U19 World Champs team members to make their NBL debuts in the game. Tom Rowe was accompanying Buckrell in the Nuggets line up while Sam King and Morgan Nathan were in the Heat team. Buckrell and his colleagues were given a wake up call in the first quarter as the Heat on the back of 7 from 7 shooting including 4 threes from point guard Corey Webster (185-G-88, college: Lambuth) charged to a 34-17 advantage at the first break.

Heat coach Judd Flavell rested some of his starters to open the second period and the Nuggets realising their opportunity seized the initiative going on an unanswered double digit run to close within two points mid way through the term. Antoine Tisby led the way with 11 points in the quarter and fellow American Tyler Amaya contributed 9 as the blue and golds roared back into contention trailing by just 5 points, 43-48 at half time. For the home team the Breakers contingent were to the fore, Webster had 20 points, Rick Rickert 12 points and Dillon Boucher 6 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists.

The Heat opened the third quarter in the same vein as the first, pressuring the ball carrier forcing a number of turnovers and capitalising on the visitors mistakes. Boucher and BJ Anthony were in the thick of the action but Anthony was forced back to the bench after collecting his fourth personal foul. Matters got worse for the Heat when Daryl Cartwright was pinged for his fourth foul followed by a game ending technical foul to gift Otago points from the charity stripe and a feeling an upset might be on the cards 70-62 to the Heat at three quarter time.

A couple of long range threes from Tyler Ross and Amaya gave the home fans some anxious moments early in the final period but the experience of Boucher, Webster, Rickert and Reece Cassidy carried the Heat to a solid win as they eased away in the last five minutes. The Heat had nine scorers in the final period, the Nuggets just four emphasising the difference in depth between the Heat, expecting to be semi finalists and the Nuggets striving for credibility.
Webster led all scorers with 34 points, Rickert had a double double of 18 points and 10 rebounds and Boucher came close to a triple double recording 12 points, 13 rebounds and 8 assists.

Final Score;
Harbour Heat 99 (Corey Webster (185-G-88, college: Lambuth) 34, Rick Rickert 18, BJ Anthony 13, Dillon Boucher 12)
Otago Nuggets 82 (Antoine Tisby 32, Tyler Amaya 25, James Ross 10).

Other Round 1 Results,

Southland Sharks 90 Hawks Bay 105 AET
Taranaki Mountain Airs 82 Nelson Giants 84
Waikato Pistons 92 Nelson Giants73
Manawatu Jets 81 Wellington Saints 115
Christchurch Cougars 75 Hawks Bay 72



Wins for Wellington, Bay Hawks and Harbour - by Eurobasket News
The Wellington Saints opened their NBL campaign with victory today. They fired past the Manawatu Jets 115:81 in Palmerston North. The Saints surged ahead early in the game but the Jets stayed contestant. Richard Jeter (198-G/F-80, college: Atlanta Metro JC) exploded with 20 points in the second frame to keep the Jets within striking distance 50:60. But Leon Henry and Nick Horvath (208-C-81, college: Duke) dominated in the court in the third frame boosting the lead to as many as 20 points and Wellington cruised to the victory. Nick Horvath stepped up with 29 points for Wellington. Leon Henry added 28 points in the win. Richard Jeter responded with 29 points for Manawatu. Kaine Hokianga finished with 17 points in defeat.
Easy LPG Bay Hawks defeated the NBL debutants Southland Sharks 105:90 in overtime. Everard Bartlett (191-G-86) knocked down 23 points to lead the Hawks. The Sharks had a chance to win the battle as Rougeau put them ahead by 2 with 54 seconds to go. But Everard Bartlett and Dave Langrell accounted for two freebies in the dying seconds to force overtime. The Hawks took over in the extra period firing 21 points and sealing the victory. jamil Terrell accounted for 17 points and 12 boards for the winners. Michael Rose (193-F/G-87, college: E.Kentucky) responded with 29 points and 7 rebounds for the Sharks. Daniel Munday had 12 points in defeat.
The Harbour Heat toppled Otago 99:82 behind 34 points from Corey Webster (185-G-88, college: Lambuth). Rick Rickert accounted for 18 points and 10 rebounds in the victory. Antoine Tisby (203-C-83, agency: 540 Sports, college: S.Carolina) had 32 points and 19 rebounds for the Nuggets. Tyler Amaya netted 25 points and issued 7 assists in the loss.



Standings Men
NBL Standings
 1. Waikato 1-0 
 2. Harbour Heat 1-0 
 3. Wellington 1-0 
 4. Cougars 1-0 
 5. Bay Hawks 1-1 
 6. Nelson 1-1 
 7. Otago 0-1 
 8. Southland Sharks 0-1 
 9. Taranaki 0-1 
 10. Manawatu 0-1 


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BLNO Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Audun ESKELAND
  Ulriken
  (176-G-85)
  Avg: 25.5
 1. Eskeland, Ulriken25.5 
 2. Lawrence, Tromso24.2 
 3. Williams, Tromso21.8 
 4. Skaara, Baerum19.4 
 5. Karlsen, Asker19.2 
 6. Djerman, Gimle18.9 
 7. Bullock, Gimle17.8 
 8. Mahnin, Asker17.7 
 9. Kombat, Froya17.6 
 10. Oatis, Baerum17.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Donald OATIS
  Baerum
  (206-F/C-79)
  Avg: 12.2
 1. Oatis, Baerum12.2 
 2. Woodson, Harstad11.0 
 3. Nwachukwu, Ammerud9.3 
 4. Bullock, Gimle9.1 
 5. Djerman, Gimle8.7 
 6. Kombat, Froya8.1 
 7. Gaff, Asker8.0 
 8. Karlsen, Asker8.0 
 9. Williams, Tromso7.9 
 10. Christensen, Tro.7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Christer ELGMORK
  Baerum
  (180-G-87)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Elgmork, Baerum6.1 
 2. Mahnin, Asker4.7 
 3. Mihaylov, Tromso4.5 
 4. Diomande, Harstad4.1 
 5. Ble, Harstad4.0 
 6. Jawara, Froya3.9 
 7. Woodson, Harstad3.7 
 8. Eskeland, Ulriken3.5 
 9. Hinsch, Ammerud3.5 
 10. Ouakkaha, Ulriken3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Peter BULLOCK
  Gimle
  (198-F-82)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Bullock, Gimle2.4 
 2. Myhrer, Harstad2.2 
 3. Jawara, Froya2.1 
 4. Lancaster, Gimle1.8 
 5. Ellingsen, Gimle1.8 
 6. Mihaylov, Tromso1.8 
 7. Nwachukwu, Ammerud1.7 
 8. Ouakkaha, Ulriken1.7 
 9. Karlsen, Asker1.6 
 10. Ble, Harstad1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Donald OATIS
  Baerum
  (206-F/C-79)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Oatis, Baerum3.1 
 2. Gaff, Asker1.9 
 3. Williams, Tromso1.4 
 4. Kombat, Froya1.3 
 5. Woodson, Harstad1.2 
 6. Bullock, Gimle0.9 
 7. Karlsen, Asker0.9 
 8. Frierson, Harstad0.8 
 9. Christensen, Tro.0.7 
 10. Bolinz, Asker0.6 


BLNO Round: 2 (Semi-Finals) - by Eurobasket News
Gimle - Tromso 80-98
Tromso won also the second Semifinal game over Gimle 98:80 away from home. Matthew Lawrence (201-G-86, college: Missouri) top-scored for the winners with 32 points and Williams Anthony collected 24 points and 11 boards. Lancaster Ryan endedup with 26 points in the losing case.

Ammerud - Asker 47-80
Asker advanced to the Finals of the Play-offs sweeping the series over Ammerud 2-0 after 80:47 win. Mustafa Mahnin (182-G-80) paced all the winners with 16 points and Nyborg Frank netted 15. Hinsch Christian delivered the same number of points in defeat.



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Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Elias AYUSO
  Capitanes
  (190-G-77)
  Avg: 23.2
 1. Ayuso, Capitanes23.2 
 2. Payne, Buffalo S.23.0 
 3. Anderson, Manchest.21.7 
 4. Bronson, Manchest.21.0 
 5. Sherrill, Maryland.20.5 
 6. Bennett, Halifax R.20.0 
 7. Robinson, Buffa.18.9 
 8. Brown, Buffalo S.18.8 
 9. Reyes, Capitanes18.7 
 10. Cortes, Capitanes18.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Angelo REYES
  Capitanes
  (205-F/C-81)
  Avg: 17.7
 1. Reyes, Capitanes17.7 
 2. Aubry, Capitanes14.1 
 3. Crookshank, Halif.13.2 
 4. Cunningham, Maryland.11.8 
 5. Brown, Buffalo S.10.5 
 6. Demasi, Vermont FH10.1 
 7. Wise, Quebec K.9.4 
 8. Ross, Buffalo S.9.2 
 9. Johnson, Rocheste.9.0 
 10. Bronson, Manchest.8.8 
Assists Per Game
 Anthony ANDERSON
  Manchester M.
  (180-G-81)
  Avg: 6
 1. Anderson, Manchest.6.0 
 2. Ervin, Halifax R.5.9 
 3. Rice, Vermont FH5.8 
 4. Rodriguez, Capit.5.8 
 5. Bowden, Lawton F.5.7 
 6. Crouch, Rocheste.5.4 
 7. Daniels, Lawton F.4.9 
 8. Price, Buffalo S.4.8 
 9. Robinson, Buffa.4.0 
 10. Gamble, Buffalo S.3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Marlin JOHNSON
  Rochester R.
  (193-F-75)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Johnson, Rocheste.2.7 
 2. Robinson, Buffa.2.2 
 3. Bowden, Lawton F.2.2 
 4. Stewart, Manchest.2.0 
 5. Crouch, Rocheste.2.0 
 6. Fortier, Quebec K.2.0 
 7. Holmes, Quebec K.1.9 
 8. Rice, Vermont FH1.9 
 9. Gilchrese, Manche.1.8 
 10. Hollyfield, Roches.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Eric CROOKSHANK
  Halifax R.
  (201-F-80)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Crookshank, Halif.1.8 
 2. Aubry, Capitanes1.7 
 3. Thomas, Maryland.1.5 
 4. Bailey, Vermont FH1.5 
 5. Mims, Lawton Ft.SC1.4 
 6. Ocitti, Manchest.1.2 
 7. Marshall, Lawton F.1.0 
 8. Bailey, Rocheste.0.9 
 9. Daniels, Lawton F.0.9 
 10. Mazur, Halifax R.0.8 


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


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Standings - DBE
PLK Standings
 1. Assec.Prokom 20-2 
 2. Anwil 19-3 
 3. Polpharma 16-6 
 4. Trefl Sopot 14-8 
 5. PGE Turow 13-9 
 6. AZS Koszalin 12-10 
 7. Polonia 11-11 
 8. Energa Czarni 10-12 
 9. Sokol Znicz 10-12 
 10. PBG Basket 8-14 
 11. Stal SW 8-14 
 12. SKK Kotwica 6-16 
 13. Polonia 2011 4-18 
 14. ISS Sportino 3-19 


DBE Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Michael WRIGHT
  PGE Turow
  (203-F-80)
  Avg: 20.6
 1. Wright, PGE Turow20.6 
 2. Scott, ISS Sportino20.0 
 3. Day, ISS Sportino19.1 
 4. Mays, Znicz19.0 
 5. Swanson, AZS K.18.5 
 6. Chappell, Znicz18.4 
 7. Logan, Assec.Pr.17.9 
 8. Williamson, Znicz17.9 
 9. Okafor, Polpharma17.5 
 10. Miller, Polonia Azbud17.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Darrell HARRIS
  SKK Kotwica
  (208-C-84)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Harris, SKK K.11.2 
 2. Daniels, Energa C.8.8 
 3. Kuzminskas, Trefl S.8.3 
 4. Chappell, Znicz8.2 
 5. Ibrahim, ISS S.7.9 
 6. Bigus, ISS Sportino7.9 
 7. Okafor, Polpharma7.5 
 8. Kesicki, ISS S.7.2 
 9. Bigus, Polonia 20117.1 
 10. NaNa, Polonia Azbud6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Krzysztof SZUBARGA
  Anwil
  (182-G-84)
  Avg: 7
 1. Szubarga, Anwil7.0 
 2. Loyd, Stal SW5.9 
 3. Swanson, AZS K.5.7 
 4. Smith, SKK Kotwica5.1 
 5. Brazelton, Energa C.4.8 
 6. Logan, Assec.Pr.4.6 
 7. Ewing, Assec.Pr.4.3 
 8. Snieg, Polonia 20114.3 
 9. Hughes, Polonia .4.0 
 10. Joyce, Anwil3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Quinton DAY
  ISS Sportino
  (185-G-84)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Day, ISS Sportino2.5 
 2. Majewski, Polph.2.3 
 3. Logan, Assec.Pr.2.2 
 4. Chappell, Znicz2.2 
 5. Swanson, AZS K.2.1 
 6. Godbold, Stal SW2.1 
 7. Mays, Znicz2.0 
 8. Angley, Polpharma2.0 
 9. Szubarga, Anwil1.9 
 10. Navickas, AZS K.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Leszek KARWOWSKI
  Polonia 2011
  (209-F-75)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Karwowski, Polonia .1.8 
 2. Wallace, PGE Turow1.6 
 3. Harris, SKK K.1.3 
 4. Kesicki, ISS S.1.2 
 5. Misiewicz, Znicz1.1 
 6. Kuzminskas, Trefl S.1.1 
 7. Wyka, Znicz1.0 
 8. Lapeta, Assec.Pr.0.9 
 9. Sullivan, Anwil0.9 
 10. Stelmach, SKK K.0.8 


PLK Round: 22 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Anwil - Energa Czarni 96-89
Anwil registered the 19th win in the championship as they prevailed against Energa Czarni. Nikola Jovanovic (204-C-81, agency: BeoExcell) netted 20 points for the Wloclawek team. Alex Dunn had 16 points and 10 rebounds in the victory. Mantas Cesnauskis dropped 23 points and issued 6 assists for Energa Czarni.

Polonia 2011 - AZS Koszalin 109-112
AZS Kozsalin overcame Polonia 2011 in the exciting high-flying clash. Vladimir Tica (208-C/F-81, agency: Beo Basket) scored 26 points to lead the effort. George Reese had 20 points and 6 rebounds in the winning case. Dardan Berisha responded with 27 points for Polonia 2011.

Stal SW - Polonia Azbud 69-70
Polonia Azbud nipped Stal Stalowa Wola on the road. Eddie Miller (191-G-85, agency: ZAG Advocates, college: Fresno St.) came up with 17 points to lead the visitors. Josh Alexander contributed 13 points and 5 rebounds in the win. David Godbold notched 16 points, 12 boards and 6 assists for Stal in the loss.

Assec.Prokom - Polpharma 73-82
Polpharma handed Prokom the second loss in the season. Patrick Okafor (203-F-79, college: Houston) unloaded 37 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Polpharma to the 16th win. Damian Kulig chipped in 13 points for the winners. Qyntel Woods accounted for 18 points in defeat.

Znicz - PBG Basket 82-85
PBG Basket came back from Jaroslaw with victory. Adam Waczynski (199-F-89) nailed 19 points to pace PBG. Sasa Oskoljic was helpful with 14 points for the Poznan team. Keddric Mays canned 22 points for Znicz.

Trefl Sopot - ISS Sportino 78-69
Trefl Sopot earned the 13th win in the season as they fired past ISS Sportino. Saulius Kuzminskas (210-C/F-82, college: California) scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the charge. Lawrence Kinnard added 16 points and 15 rebounds in the victory. Wiaczeslaw Rosnowski netted 18 points for ISS Sportino.



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Guimaraes eliminate Benfica in Cup quarterfinal - by Eurobasket News
Guimaraes ended the Portuguese Cup run of Benfica in the quarterfinal. Vitoria claimed a narrow 68:66 success to advance into the semis. The first part of the encounter belonged to Guimaraes. They dominated in every facet of the game and deservedly posted a 40:30 advantage. But Benfica were not done just yet as they went on a rescue mission after the long break. Heshimu Evans (198-F-75, college: Kentucky) triggered a comeback rally that almost saved the game for the Lisbon team. Benfica cut the margin to minimum in the dying seconds but Guimaraes escaped at the end. Rod Nealy (198-F-80, agency: Gross Zeev ISA, college: Houston Baptist) accounted for 27 points and 11 rebounds to lead the winning effort. Tommie Eddie (201-F/C-82, college: Mississippi) and Jaime Silva (187-G-80) added 11 points apiece in the victory. Heshimu Evans notched 26 points and 7 caroms for Benfica. Sergio Ramos netted 13 points in defeat.
Porto rallied past Academica to complete the semifinal picture. Gregory Stempin (203-F-79, agency: Duran International, college: Toledo) knocked down 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to ensure a 66:42 success for Porto. Julian Terrell (206-F-84, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Vanderbilt) added 14 points and 8 rebounds in the victory. Porto enjoyed a 6-point lead at the first break. They limited Academica to only two points in the second stanza to stretch the distance to as many as 21 points and never looked back en route to the victory. Manuel Johnson (201-F-83, agency: Court Side, college: Tex.A&M-Comm.) and Kalen Grimes (206-C, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Missouri) had 9 points each for Academica.



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Lions come from behind for Win at Pirates Cove - by Luis Ramirez
In a very emotional game the Lions who at one point were losing by 20 points came from behind and stunned the Quebradillas Pirates 76-73.

In the 1st quarter the Lions opened the game with a 3 pointer from Dermarr Johnson, and the Pirates answered back with a dunk from Joel Jones. The pirates had a 7-0 run to lead the game 7-3 with 5:26 to go in the quarter. The Lions were able to move the ball better and scored to close the gap, but with 3:09 left the pirates were leading 16-10. The pirates continued their offensive run and were leading by 21-10 with 2:08 to go. The onslaught continued by the Pirates, the lead was 15 points with under a minute to go in the quarter. Joel Jones was just unstoppable in this 1st quarter and to top it off he scored a 3 pointer with no time left on the clock to finish this first quarter. The quarter ended 30-12 for the Pirates.

In the 2nd quarter, Ponce applied some pressure on the defense and with 5:47 the score was 32-19. Joel Jones continued his torrid shooting and the Pirates were leading 40-23 with 2:50 left in the quarter. The Lions simply had no answer for Jones offensive explosion as the half ended with the Pirates leading by 17 points, 44-27. Joel Jones had 21 points in this half.

In the 3rd quarter, the Pirates opened with a 3 pointer from David Huertas, meanwhile Ponce showed some defensive effort and reduced the lead to 13 points with 8:04 to go in the quarter, 47-34. The Pirates once again mounted an offensive attack and had a 19 point lead, 53-34 with 6:13 to go. Although the Lions tried to make an offensive run in this quarter the Pirates would not relent. The quarter ended 65-48.

In the 4th quarter, the Lions mounted an offensive run and with the score 65-54, the Pirates asked for a time out. With 6:08 the Pirates still held a 10 point lead, 67-57. The Lions made consecutive 3 pointers to cut the lead to 6 points 69-63 with 4:08 left in the game. Both teams exchanged baskets and with 1:11 the Pirates were up by 4 points, 71-67 as Alvin Cruz went to the foul line to make two fouls shots to cut the lead to just 2 points. Ponce went up by 1 point with a 3 pointer from Rick Melendez. With 10 seconds left Ponce had a 3 point lead but and as Nailon missed both foul shots, Ponce went for the rebound and the ball fell in for the Pirates to put the game 74-73 with 8 seconds left. The Pirates fouled to stop the clock and with 7.4 seconds left the Lions went to the foul line. Rick Melendez made both shots to go up 3 points 76-73. Although the Pirates made some desperate shots the time ran out and the Lions got the win.

For the Lions, Dermarr Johnson scored 20 points followed by Ricardo Melendez (180-G-83) with 13 points. For Quebradillas, Joel Jones scored 29 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, followed by Lee Nailon with 16 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists.

In other BSN action, the Isabela Gallitos beat the Humacao Caciques 84-74, while the Arecibo Captains won against the Mayaguez Indians 86-74 and finally the Guaynabo Mets squeezed a victory against the Santurce Crabbers 81-80.



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


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Standings
Div.A Standings
 1. U.Mobitel.CN 20-3 
 2. Gaz Metan 20-5 
 3. Ploiesti 19-5 
 4. CSU Sibiu 17-8 
 5. Timisoara 14-10 
 6. Pitesti 14-10 
 7. Otopeni 12-11 
 8. Steaua Turabo 12-12 
 9. Oradea 12-12 
 10. Rovinari 12-13 
 11. Mures 11-13 
 12. Dinamo B. 10-14 
 13. Bucuresti 8-17 
 14. Gladiator CN 5-18 
 15. Craiova 4-20 
 16. Brasov 3-22 


Stats Leaders - Men
Points Per Game
 O''Darien BASSETT
  Craiova
  (188-G-86)
  Avg: 22.2
 1. Bassett, Craiova22.2 
 2. Krstanovic, U.Mobi.21.0 
 3. Bubanja, Brasov19.3 
 4. Pesic, Timisoara19.0 
 5. Peciukas, Mures18.5 
 6. Mandic, Oradea17.9 
 7. Dzambic, Timisoara17.8 
 8. Mack, Steaua T.17.8 
 9. Santana, Municipal B.17.7 
 10. Dawson, Gladiato.17.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Trevor HARVEY
  Craiova
  (211-C-80)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Harvey, Craiova10.2 
 2. Herndon, CSU Sibiu10.1 
 3. Carutasu, Ploiesti9.4 
 4. Masiulis, Mures9.2 
 5. Krstanovic, U.Mobi.9.1 
 6. Miskovic, CSU S.8.3 
 7. Waterstradt, Munici.8.2 
 8. Paltinisanu, Timis.8.2 
 9. Trim, Rovinari7.7 
 10. Roschnafsky, Gladia.7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Jarrett HOWELL
  Gaz Metan
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Howell, Gaz Metan5.7 
 2. Cooley, Mures5.4 
 3. Dzambic, Timisoara5.0 
 4. Cuic, U.Mobitel.CN4.8 
 5. Fometescu, Dinamo B.4.7 
 6. Howard, Gladiato.4.4 
 7. Bassett, Craiova4.2 
 8. Mladenovic, Brasov4.2 
 9. Helcioiu, Municipa.4.1 
 10. Medvedj, U.Mobite.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 JuJuan COOLEY
  Mures
  (175-G-82)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Cooley, Mures2.5 
 2. Johnson, CSU Sibiu2.5 
 3. Howell, Gaz Metan2.3 
 4. Mitchell, Gaz Metan2.2 
 5. Maric, Oradea2.2 
 6. Medvedj, U.Mobite.2.1 
 7. Dawson, Gladiato.2.0 
 8. Fometescu, Dinamo B.2.0 
 9. Mack, Steaua T.2.0 
 10. Hargrove, Ploiesti1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Arturas MASIULIS
  Mures
  (210-C-80)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Masiulis, Mures2.4 
 2. Lazar, Oradea2.0 
 3. Dragusin, Pitesti1.6 
 4. Dragovic, Craiova1.6 
 5. Herndon, CSU Sibiu1.6 
 6. Bubanja, Brasov1.3 
 7. Wiggins, Steaua T.1.1 
 8. Pantelic, Steaua T.1.0 
 9. Harvey, Craiova1.0 
 10. Capusan, Rovinari1.0 


Preview of round 25 - by Sebastian Umbrich
First match: 3rd March 2010
CS Energia Rovinari Targu Jiu vs. CS Municipal Bucuresti
After a shocking loss last round against CSU Brasov, Rovinari has another match that looks easy: they are facing CSM Municipal Bucharest on home ground. Both teams are still fighting for a place in the play-offs, Rovinari being ranked 10th (11-13 record), Bucharest being ranked 13th with an 8-16 record. In their first meeting earlier this season, CSM won 86-75. While this news has been written on Saturday, the score can be revealed: Energia won 80-77.

Second match: 5th March 2010
CSU Atlassib Sibiu vs. CS Gaz Metan Medias
This match will be the derby of this round and a traditional derby as well: it is the derby of Sibiu County. After a difficult win last round against CS Municipal Bucuresti, 81-80, Sibiu has no easy matches left this regular season. The first difficult match is the one against CS Gaz Metan Medias, who won last round 80-65 against Steaua. Both teams have a place in the play-offs secured, Sibiu being ranked 4th with a 17-7 record, Medias being ranked 2nd with a 19-5 record. In their first meeting, Medias smashed Sibiu 91-59. While this news has been written on Saturday, the score can be revealed: Medias won 72-70 after a sensational comeback during the last 2 minutes.

Third match: 5th March 2010
CS Elba Timisoara vs. CSU Cuadripol Brasov
After having confronted with a crisis during the last 3 weeks, Elba is trying to come back and gain its confidence back. This match could be a good reason for the Banat team to gather their confidence back: they are playing home against last ranked CSU Brasov. After having won last round against Mures, 82-76, Timisoara is ranked 6th, with a 13-10 record, and a match less. Brasov finally ended their 0-12 streak last round, defeating Rovinari 94-78. In their first meeting, timisoara won 101-85. While this news has been written on Saturday, the score can be revealed: Timisoara won again, score 89-65.

Fourth match: 6th March 2010
SCM CSU Craiova vs. BC Mures Targu-Mures
This match will be very interesting, putting two of the most spectacular players of the division face to face: O'Darien Bassett (188-G-86, college: Troy) from Craiova and Arturas Masiulis (210-C-80, agency: Interperformances) from Mures. Craiova lost last round to Dinamo, 58-60, Mures lost to Timisoara, 76-82. In their first meeting, Mures won 99-92, in a very spectacular match.

Fifth match: 6th March 2010
CS Dinamo Bucuresti vs. CS BC Gladiator Cluj Napoca
While Dinamo is still fighting for the play-offs, being ranked 12th, 10-14 record, and on a 4-0 streak, Gladiator is trying to keep the hopes alive for another season in the Divizia A, being ranked 14th, with a 5-18 record. In their first meeting, Gladiator won 67-66.

Sixth match: 7th March 2010
BC Arges Pitesti vs. CS U-Mobitelco Cluj Napoca
After both teams amazingly won the matches last round, Pitesti 87-83 away against CS Otopeni, and after Cluj won on home ground against CSU Ploiesti, 72-68, we will now see who will win this match. This match will offer an interesting duel in the paint between Dan Waterstradt (Pitesti) and Zoran Krstanovic (Cluj). In their first match earlier this season, Cluj won 76-66.

Seventh match: 9th March 2010
BC Steaua Turabo Bucuresti vs. CS Otopeni
Steaua, who lost last round against CS Gaz Metan Medias, 65-80 and CS Otopeni, who lost last round too, against Pitesti are both fighting for a place in the play-offs: Steaua is ranked 8th, with a 12-12 record, Otopeni are ranked 7th, with a 12-11 record. In their first match, Otopeni won 92-71.

Eight match: 10th March 2010
CSM Oradea vs. CSU Asesoft Ploiesti
Oradea, who won last round against Gladiator Cluj, is facing a difficult match, against en-titre champions CSU Asesoft Ploiesti, who lost last round against U Cluj. Oradea is ranked 9th, 12-12 record, while Ploiesti is ranked 3rd, with a 19-5 record. Oradea has made an important victim this season on home ground: U Cluj; so Ploiesti is not having an easy match. In their first meeting this season, Ploiesti won 93-55.



Kyndall Dykes debuted for U-Mobitelco Cluj-Napoca - by Eurobasket News
Kyndall Dykes (191-F-87, agency: Strategic Sports, college: New Orleans) arrived in Romania and debuted already for U-Mobitelco Cluj-Napoca. In his first game for the team he posted 11 points, made 5 rebunds and 1 assist. U-Mobitelco Cluj-Napoca overcame BC Gladiator Cluj-Napoca 87:56 away from home.
Kyndall Dykes started his career in 2005-2007 for Navarro CC (TX) (NJCAA). In 2007-2008 played for New Orleans (NCAA, starting five) and in 30 games averaged 13.6ppg, 5.3rpg, 1.3apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 49.8%, 3PT: 22.2%, FT: 66.2%. In 2008-2009 for New Orleans (NCAA, starting five) in 26 games he was the second top-scorer of the league averaging 17.3ppg), 5.1rpg, 1.7apg, StealsConf-4 (1.4spg), FGP: 48.7%, 3PT: 12.5%, FT: 67.1%.



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  RUSSIA   


Stats Leaders - Superleague A
Points Per Game
 Sergey BYKOV
  Dynamo M.
  (190-G-83)
  Avg: 20.9
 1. Bykov, Dynamo M.20.9 
 2. Capin, Lokomoti.20.4 
 3. Rush, Triumph17.8 
 4. Popovic, Unics16.8 
 5. Chalmers, Enisey16.5 
 6. Rakovic, Spartak SP16.0 
 7. Green, Lokomoti.15.6 
 8. Lampe, Unics14.8 
 9. Kambala, Enisey14.7 
 10. Monya, Dynamo M.14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Sergey MONYA
  Dynamo M.
  (204-F-83)
  Avg: 8.8
 1. Monya, Dynamo M.8.8 
 2. Khryapa, CSKA8.0 
 3. Trushkin, Krasni.8.0 
 4. Rakovic, Spartak SP7.3 
 5. Javtokas, Khimky6.3 
 6. Lampe, Unics6.2 
 7. Ford, Spartak SP6.0 
 8. Kambala, Enisey5.8 
 9. Kaun, CSKA5.8 
 10. Savenkov, Lokomoti.5.6 
Assists Per Game
 Ernest BREMER
  Krasnie Krilya
  (196-G-80)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Bremer, Krasnie .5.7 
 2. Capin, Lokomoti.4.4 
 3. Khryapa, CSKA4.2 
 4. Bykov, Dynamo M.4.1 
 5. Fields, Spartak SP3.8 
 6. Cabezas, Khimky3.8 
 7. Rush, Triumph3.7 
 8. Planinic, CSKA3.3 
 9. Vyaltsev, Triumph3.1 
 10. Pashutin, Spart.3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Sergey BYKOV
  Dynamo M.
  (190-G-83)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Bykov, Dynamo M.2.5 
 2. Rush, Triumph2.2 
 3. Bremer, Krasnie .2.0 
 4. Khryapa, CSKA1.9 
 5. Chalmers, Enisey1.8 
 6. Surovtsev, Lokomoti.1.6 
 7. Lyday, Unics1.6 
 8. Fridzon, Khimky1.5 
 9. McCarty, Khimky1.4 
 10. Holden, CSKA1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 James GIST
  Lokomotiv K.
  (203-F-86)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Gist, Lokomotiv K.1.5 
 2. Monya, Dynamo M.1.5 
 3. Mozgov, Khimky1.3 
 4. Savenkov, Lokomoti.1.1 
 5. Trushkin, Krasni.0.9 
 6. Kaun, CSKA0.9 
 7. Sokolov, CSKA0.8 
 8. Douthit, Krasnie .0.8 
 9. Vasilyev, Dynamo M.0.8 
 10. Khryapa, CSKA0.8 


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


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Standings - A Liga
A Standings
 1. Borac 19-5 
 2. Tamis 17-7 
 3. Metalac 16-8 
 4. Vojvodina 15-8 
 5. Beograd 15-8 
 6. Novi Sad 15-9 
 7. Proleter Naft. 13-11 
 8. Napredak 12-12 
 9. Mega Vizura 11-12 
 10. Sloga 11-13 
 11. Masinac 10-14 
 12. Radnicki Basket 7-17 
 13. Ergonom 4-19 
 14. KG 06 1-23 
Will join on later stage:
 1. Radnicki K.
 2. Crvena Zvez.
 3. Partizan
 4. Hemofarm
 5. FMP


Stats Leaders - 1A
Points Per Game
 Vladimir PANIC
  Metalac
  (194-F-82)
  Avg: 19.7
 1. Panic, Metalac19.7 
 2. Jorovic, Borac17.9 
 3. Markovic, Tamis17.1 
 4. Mladenovic, Ergon.16.9 
 5. Markovic, Napredak16.5 
 6. Vukosavljevi., Prolet.16.1 
 7. Martinic, Vojvodina15.8 
 8. Micevic, Borac15.5 
 9. Rakic, Novi Sad15.3 
 10. Micic, Napredak15.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aleksandar MLADENOVIC
  Ergonom
  (207-F/C-84)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Mladenovic, Ergon.7.3 
 2. Mikic, KG 066.9 
 3. Buric, Tamis6.5 
 4. Ljubojevic, Novi S.6.2 
 5. Borovcanin, Sloga6.1 
 6. Jelovac, Mega V.6.1 
 7. Bosnjak, Vojvodina6.0 
 8. Jorovic, Borac5.9 
 9. Lukovic, Radnic.5.9 
 10. Vukosavljevi., Prolet.5.9 
Assists Per Game
 Vid ZARKOVIC
  Proleter Naft.
  (189-G-75)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Zarkovic, Prolet.7.1 
 2. Kocergin, Masinac4.9 
 3. Stefanovic, Metal.4.3 
 4. Rakic, Novi Sad4.2 
 5. Martinic, Vojvodina4.0 
 6. Djordjevic, Sloga4.0 
 7. Korac, Beograd4.0 
 8. Prolovic, Borac3.7 
 9. Dimitrijevic, Sloga3.6 
 10. Radulovic, Masinac3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Goran MARTINIC
  Vojvodina
  (186-G-87)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Martinic, Vojvodina2.3 
 2. Vulin, Proleter Naft.2.1 
 3. Zarkovic, Prolet.1.9 
 4. Rakic, Novi Sad1.7 
 5. Borovcanin, Sloga1.7 
 6. Kovacevic, Novi Sad1.7 
 7. Djordjevic, Sloga1.7 
 8. Dundjerski, Beograd1.7 
 9. Ljubojevic, Metal.1.6 
 10. Tomasevic, Vojvo.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Nikola MARAVIC
  Mega Vizura
  (212-C-89)
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Maravic, Mega V.1.1 
 2. Buric, Tamis1.1 
 3. Mladenovic, Ergon.1.1 
 4. Lukovic, Radnic.1.1 
 5. Bircevic, Metalac1.0 
 6. Dramicanin, Borac0.9 
 7. Ljubojevic, Novi S.0.8 
 8. Arsic, Masinac0.8 
 9. Bjegovic, Masinac0.6 
 10. Jagodic Kuri., Novi S.0.6 


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Standings - D1
Extraliga Standings
 1. Pezinok 31-5 
 2. Nitra 26-9 
 3. Handlova 21-15 
 4. Prievidza 19-15 
 5. Nova Ves 19-15 
 6. Komarno 15-19 
 7. B.Bystrica 15-21 
 8. Inter Bratisl. 14-21 
 9. Vahostav-Zilina 12-23 
 10. Svit 11-25 
 11. Levice 10-25 


Stats Leaders - D1
Points Per Game
 Jeremy FEARS
  Prievidza
  (196-G-85)
  Avg: 22.4
 1. Fears, Prievidza22.4 
 2. Glavinic, Handlova20.6 
 3. Bosak, Prievidza17.7 
 4. Polakovic, Svit16.8 
 5. Stojanovic, Vahost.16.6 
 6. Nicholson, Pezinok16.2 
 7. Polakovic, Inter B.16.1 
 8. Jackson, Pezinok16.0 
 9. Mroz, Nova Ves15.8 
 10. Laco, Svit15.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Pawel MROZ
  Nova Ves
  (215-C-84)
  Avg: 8.6
 1. Mroz, Nova Ves8.6 
 2. Nicholson, Pezinok7.8 
 3. Szalay, Prievidza7.8 
 4. Tomek, Nitra7.5 
 5. Skara, B.Bystrica7.2 
 6. Cvitanovic, Svit6.6 
 7. Micuda, Pezinok6.5 
 8. Madaj, Komarno6.4 
 9. Dorazil, B.Bystrica6.3 
 10. Batka, Nova Ves6.2 
Assists Per Game
 T.J. BANNISTER
  Komarno
  (180-G-)
  Avg: 9
 1. Bannister, Komarno9.0 
 2. Glavinic, Handlova7.5 
 3. Scott, Nitra5.0 
 4. Jefferson, Nova Ves4.8 
 5. Fears, Prievidza4.6 
 6. Grznar, Levice3.6 
 7. Immink, B.Bystrica3.6 
 8. Milosevic, Pezinok3.4 
 9. Bosak, Prievidza3.1 
 10. Demecko, Nova Ves2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Jan ZAVODNY
  Vahostav-Zilina
  (188-G-87)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Zavodny, Vahost.2.6 
 2. Scott, Nitra2.6 
 3. Fears, Prievidza2.5 
 4. Glavinic, Handlova2.0 
 5. Jefferson, Nova Ves2.0 
 6. Jackson, Pezinok2.0 
 7. Zilik, Inter B.1.9 
 8. Ravasz, Inter B.1.9 
 9. Mielczarek, Nova V.1.9 
 10. Bannister, Komarno1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Ivica BLAGOJEVIC
  Levice
  (206-C-74)
  Avg: 0.8
 1. Blagojevic, Komar.0.8 
 2. Cvitanovic, Svit0.7 
 3. Gudelj, Komarno0.6 
 4. Klar, Levice0.6 
 5. Polakovic, Svit0.6 
 6. Madaj, Komarno0.6 
 7. Bosak, Prievidza0.6 
 8. Glavinic, Handlova0.5 
 9. Klar, Komarno0.5 
 10. Tilandy, Vahost.0.4 


Extraliga Round: 39 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Nova Ves - B.Bystrica 98-70
Nova Ves fired past Banska Bystrica to register the 19th victory. Stanislav Baldovsky (192-F-89) had 23 points, 7 boards and 4 assists for the home team. Corey Jefferson added 17 points, 8 steals and 11 assists in the victory. Matej Marchyn nailed 20 points to lead Banska Bystrica.

Prievidza - Svit 87-77
Prievidza held off Svit at home court. Jeremy Fears (196-G-85, college: Bradley) scored 21 points and made 9 steals to lead the hosts. Lubos Storcel added 20 points, 5 boards and 5 steals in the win. Branislav Laco responded with 17 points and 6 rebounds for Svit.

Levice - Pezinok 72-74
Peter Micuda accounted for two free throws late in regulation to give Pezinok a road win over Levice. Yemi Nicholson (208-C-83, college: Denver) scored 18 points to lead the effort. Marek Kozlik netted 16 points for Pezinok. Marek Jurik responded with 18 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for Levice.

Inter Bratislava - Handlova 63-68
Handlova posted the 21st win as they bruised Inter in Bratislava. Ivan Barisic (201-C-84) and Josip Glavinic netted 15 points apiece for the winners. Nikola Manojlovic had 12 points and 6 rebounds for Handlova. Richard Kucsa and Michael Anderson responded with 14 points apiece in defeat.



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  SLOVENIA   


Standings - 1A
Liga Standings
 1. Rudar 15-5 
 2. Helios 14-6 
 3. Krka 14-6 
 4. Geoplin Slovan 13-7 
 5. Zlatorog 12-8 
 6. Parklji 11-9 
 7. Polzela 11-9 
 8. Alpos Sentjur 10-10 
 9. TCG Mercator 9-11 
 10. Elektra Esotech 7-13 
 11. Luka Koper 4-16 
 12. Sencur CP 0-20 
Will join on later stage:
 1. U.Olimpija


Stats Leaders - 1A
Points Per Game
 Sandi CEBULAR
  Sentjur
  (196-G-86)
  Avg: 22
 1. Cebular, Sentjur22.0 
 2. Crenshaw, Sentjur17.8 
 3. Dragic, Geoplin .17.4 
 4. Snow, Helios16.4 
 5. King, Polzela16.1 
 6. Feeley, Elektra .16.0 
 7. Mucic, Rudar16.0 
 8. Cup, Elektra .15.8 
 9. Drzic, Luka Koper15.7 
 10. Bubnic, Zlatorog15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Shawn KING
  Polzela
  (208-C-82)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. King, Polzela10.3 
 2. Feeley, Elektra .8.5 
 3. Nikolic, Krka7.9 
 4. Thondique, Polzela7.5 
 5. Cup, Elektra .6.7 
 6. Virijevic, Sencur C.6.6 
 7. Markic, Luka Koper6.2 
 8. Bubnic, Zlatorog6.1 
 9. Simovic, Sentjur5.8 
 10. Ugrekhelidze, Luka K.5.6 
Assists Per Game
 Marcus CRENSHAW
  Sentjur
  (178-G-86)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Crenshaw, Sentjur5.7 
 2. Kostomaj, Elektr.5.6 
 3. Anzulovic, Rudar4.6 
 4. Cmer, Zlatorog4.1 
 5. Mocnik, Helios3.9 
 6. Nachbar, Luka Koper3.8 
 7. Udrih, Polzela3.1 
 8. Cebular, Sentjur3.1 
 9. Jersin, Parklji3.1 
 10. Petrovic, Helios2.6 
Steals Per Game
 Gregor HAFNAR
  Umana Reyer
  (195-G-77)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Hafnar, Polzela2.1 
 2. Dragic, Geoplin .1.9 
 3. Udrih, Polzela1.7 
 4. Jersin, Parklji1.7 
 5. Markic, Luka Koper1.6 
 6. Jovanovic, Sencur C.1.6 
 7. Cebular, Sentjur1.6 
 8. Lapornik, Sentjur1.6 
 9. Strnad, Zlatorog1.6 
 10. Mocnik, Helios1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Shawn KING
  Polzela
  (208-C-82)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. King, Polzela1.8 
 2. Nikolic, Krka1.5 
 3. Cup, Elektra .0.9 
 4. Sviridov, Polzela0.8 
 5. Ibok, Polzela0.8 
 6. Simovic, Sentjur0.7 
 7. Pavic, Geoplin Slovan0.7 
 8. Lucic, Krka0.7 
 9. Sjekloca, Elektr.0.7 
 10. Virijevic, Sencur C.0.6 


Mercator rally from 15-point defcit - by Zeljko Zule
TCG Mercator came back from a 15-point third quarter deficit for a 79-69 road win over Luka Koper in Round 20.
Luka Koper-TCG Mercator 69-79: Mercator had looked on course for defeat until embarking a 33-6 run spanning the end of the third and start of fourth quarters. Andriy Lebedyntsev (190-G-91) scored 19 points on shooting 5-of-5 behind the 3-point line, Tomo Cajic added 18 points and Gasper Mahkovic 14. Koper led 54-39 with 4:24 left in the third quarter. Tomasz Nowakowski posted 13 points, Grega Nachbar and Ales Kunc 12 apiece and David Ugrekhelidze10.
Pro Tek Zasavje-Sentjur 74-67: Zasavje scored 11 straight point in the third quarter to take a lead 63-53 and never looked back from there. Vladimir Anzulovic scored 24 points on shooting 6-of-8 behind the 3-point line, Sasa Mucic had 16 points and 9 rebounds and Mladen Soskic added 13 points. Zasavje shot 15-of-35 from 3-point range and just 8-of-14 for 2-point. For Sentjur, Blaz Rucigaj netted game-high 28 points and Sandi Cebular added 20.
Sencur CPK-Helios 53-65: Helios never trailed. Richard Shields scored 15 poitns and Zeljko Zagorac and Alexei Lashkevich added 12 each. For Sencur, Aljaz Urbanc finished with 12 points and Dusan Virijevic had 11 points and 16 rebounds.



Hopsi and Parklji picks off important road wins - by Zeljko Zule
Hopsi and Parklji achieved an important road wins in the struggle to clinch League Play-Off spot.
Elektra Esotech-Hopsi 62-64: Hopsi opened the game with a 25-9 run. Primoz Kobale (194-G-76) scored 22 points, Gregg Thondique had 14 points and 11 rebounds and Primoz Skok added 10 points. Tadej Horvat of Elektra missed a potential game-winning 3-pointers at the buzzer. Dejan Cup finished with 19 points, Salih Nuhanovic added 14 and Tadej Kostomaj 11.
Krka-Parklji 69-81: Trailing 11-15, Parklji went ona 18-4 run to take a lead 29-19 and never looked back from there. Dalibor Djapa scored 20 points, Boris Jersin 15, Aljaz Janza and Jure Erzen 11 apiece and Edo Muric 10. Krka shot just 4-of-25 from 3-point line. Smiljan Pavic posted 17 points, Uros Lucic 16 and Uros Nikolic 13.
Geoplin Slovan-Zlatorog 87-79: The game had 23 lead changes and Slovan and made a 16-2 run spanning the end of the third and start of fourth quarters to take a lead 70-56. Matej Krusic had 19 points and 12 rebounds, Dejan Cigoja scored 16 points and Ernest Novak 13. Slovan attempted 48 free throw, while Zlatorog had 20 free throws. Miljan Goljovic finished with 20 points, Nejc Strnad added 15 and Esmir Rizvic 10.



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  SPAIN   


Standings - ACB
ACB Standings
 1. Regal Barca 21-2 
 2. Caja Laboral 20-4 
 3. MMC Real M. 18-5 
 4. Valencia BC 16-8 
 5. Cajasol 13-10 
 6. Unicaja 12-11 
 7. Estudiantes 12-12 
 8. Valladolid 11-12 
 9. Gran Canaria 11-13 
 10. Manresa 11-13 
 11. DKV Joventut 11-13 
 12. Granada 10-14 
 13. Fuenlabrada 10-14 
 14. Bizkaia Bilbao 8-15 
 15. Lagun Aro GBC 8-15 
 16. Meridiano A. 8-15 
 17. Xacobeo BS 7-16 
 18. CB Murcia 4-19 


Standings - LEB Silver
LEB Standings
Group A
 1. Caja Rioja 17-6 
 2. Andorra 15-8 
 3. Huesca 15-8 
 4. Prat Juventud 13-11 
 5. Coruna 12-11 
 6. Navarra 12-11 
 7. Santurtzi 10-13 
 8. Rosalia 10-13 
 9. Alaior 9-13 
 10. L'Hospitalet 8-14 
 11. ADT Tarragona 7-15 
Group B
 1. Promobys 15-5 
 2. Alcazar 14-7 
 3. Huelva 13-8 
 4. Guadalajara 10-11 
 5. Plasencia 10-11 
 6. Matchmind 9-12 
 7. Illescas 9-12 
 8. Real M. II 9-12 
 9. Qalat CajaSol 7-14 
 10. CajasurCord. 6-15 


Stats Leaders - ACB
Points Per Game
 Gerald FITCH
  Fuenlabrada
  (191-G-82)
  Avg: 19.3
 1. Fitch, Fuenlabrada19.3 
 2. Carroll, Gran Canaria18.8 
 3. Tucker, DKV J.17.5 
 4. Vujanic, CB Murcia16.9 
 5. Splitter, Caja L.16.3 
 6. Navarro, Regal B.16.0 
 7. Vasiliadis, Xacob.15.5 
 8. Batista, Fuenlabr.15.0 
 9. Banic, Bizkaia Bilbao14.6 
 10. Jackson, Xacobeo BS14.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Esteban BATISTA
  Fuenlabrada
  (208-F/C-83)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Batista, Fuenlabr.8.3 
 2. Moss, CB Murcia7.9 
 3. Kirksay, Cajasol7.2 
 4. Panko, Lagun A.7.2 
 5. Hendrix, Granada7.1 
 6. Prestes, CB Murcia7.0 
 7. Splitter, Caja L.6.9 
 8. Caner-Medley, Estudi.6.6 
 9. Augustine, Gran C.6.6 
 10. Jackson, Xacobeo BS6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Omar COOK
  Unicaja
  (186-G-82)
  Avg: 6
 1. Cook, Unicaja6.0 
 2. Huertas, Caja L.5.3 
 3. Rubio, Regal Barca5.0 
 4. Stanic, Xacobeo BS5.0 
 5. Dumas, Valladolid4.7 
 6. Valters, DKV J.4.5 
 7. Norris, Gran C.4.1 
 8. Jaric, MMC R.4.0 
 9. Calloway, Cajasol4.0 
 10. Oliver, Estudiantes3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Tariq KIRKSAY
  Cajasol
  (199-F-79)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Kirksay, Cajasol2.5 
 2. Rubio, Regal Barca2.4 
 3. Jaric, MMC R.2.1 
 4. Prigioni, MMC R.2.0 
 5. Van Lacke, Valladolid1.9 
 6. Triguero, Cajasol1.8 
 7. Fisher, Gran C.1.5 
 8. Welsch, Unicaja1.5 
 9. Hendrix, Granada1.5 
 10. Mumbru, Bizkaia .1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Michael RUFFIN
  Manresa
  (203-F-77)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Ruffin, Manresa1.6 
 2. Battle, Valladolid1.5 
 3. Aguilar, Granada1.3 
 4. Batista, Fuenlabr.1.3 
 5. Vazquez, Regal B.1.3 
 6. Hendrix, Granada1.2 
 7. Lavrinovic, MMC R.1.2 
 8. Barnes, Valladolid1.1 
 9. Savane, Gran C.1.1 
 10. Lishchuk, Valencia.1.1 


Stats Leaders-LEB Silver
Points Per Game
 Courtney PIGRAM
  Andorra
  (185-G-85)
  Avg: 16.8
 1. Pigram, Andorra16.8 
 2. Vereen, Rosalia16.6 
 3. Ferrer, Cajasur .15.8 
 4. Uriz, Santurtzi15.7 
 5. Zengotitaben., Hue.15.2 
 6. Higgs, L''Hospitalet15.1 
 7. Wolfram, Andorra15.0 
 8. Miller, Coruna14.8 
 9. Thompson, ADT T.14.8 
 10. Howard, Guadalaj.14.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Shalawn MILLER
  Huelva
  (204-C/F-74)
  Avg: 9.2
 1. Miller, Huelva9.2 
 2. Thompson, ADT T.8.9 
 3. Howard, Guadalaj.8.7 
 4. Santana, Caja Rioja8.4 
 5. Williams, Matchmind8.1 
 6. Adams, Navarra7.3 
 7. Ward, Alcazar7.2 
 8. Ausina, Matchmind7.2 
 9. Johnson, Huesca7.2 
 10. Andrews, Huesca7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Ricardo BUSCIGLIO
  Caja Rioja
  (185-G-86)
  Avg: 6
 1. Busciglio, Caja Rioja6.0 
 2. Castello, ADT T.4.8 
 3. Rufian, Huelva4.4 
 4. Lopez, Coruna4.0 
 5. Rodriguez, Rosalia4.0 
 6. Cardenas, Qalat C.3.9 
 7. Gonzalez, Navarra3.9 
 8. Marcos, Alcazar3.7 
 9. Santamaria, ADT T.3.7 
 10. Alonso, Matchmind3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Jonathan BARCELO
  Plasencia
  (192-G-79)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Barcelo, Plasencia2.4 
 2. Gomez, Huelva2.3 
 3. Miller, Coruna2.3 
 4. Johnson, Huesca2.2 
 5. Suka-Umu, Cajasur .2.0 
 6. Pigram, Andorra2.0 
 7. Ott, Caja Rioja2.0 
 8. Bavosi, Promobys1.9 
 9. Higgs, L''Hospitalet1.9 
 10. Martinez, Huelva1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Kim ADAMS
  Navarra
  (203-F/C-82)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Adams, Navarra1.4 
 2. Byombo, Illescas1.4 
 3. Matali, Andorra1.1 
 4. Thompson, ADT T.1.1 
 5. Williams, Matchmind1.0 
 6. Sekulic, Plasencia1.0 
 7. Bain, ADT Tarragona1.0 
 8. Ward, Alcazar1.0 
 9. Andrews, Huesca1.0 
 10. De Santana, Caja R.0.9 


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  SWITZERLAND   


Standings - LNA
LNA Standings
 1. Lugano Tigers 20-4 
 2. SAV Vacallo 20-5 
 3. Fribourg 19-6 
 4. Starwings 17-8 
 5. BBC Nyon 14-10 
 6. Monthey 12-13 
 7. Geneva Devils 9-15 
 8. SAM Massagno 9-16 
 9. Boncourt 7-17 
 10. Lausanne 6-18 
 11. MGS 2-23 


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  TANZANIA   


Basketball giants in hot pursuit for RBA final spot - by Carlos Pereira
By Brown Msyani
Four giants today clash to vie for the final spot in the Dar es Salaam Regional Basketball league semis at the Indoor Stadium.

For the first time, the semi final stage will miss two regular performers Vijana City Bulls and holders JKT who have bowed out of the race.

Army Basketball Club (ABC) are scheduled to play Pazi in the first semi final before Savio take on Oilers in the second match at the same venue.

Winners of today's match will meet in the league's final at the same venue on Sunday. Absence of last year's finalists Vijana and JKT, makes it difficult to predict the winners of this year's league as all four teams have equal chances of claiming the crown.

Oilers beat Savio when they met at the preliminary stage, but Savio's playmaker and pointer George Tarimo says it won't be the same this time.

'We were yet to regain our winning form by then, we are now well organised to win the rest of the matches,' said Tarimo. Gerald Baru, Oilers playmaker, promised to maintain their superiority over Savio once again.

'We beat them last time, nothing will stop us from posting another victory this time,' he boasted. Ikunguru brothers, Ladislaus and Andrew will lead Pazi against ABC today. However, Pazi still relay on Mohamed Mshale's remarkable marksmanship to blow off ABC challenge.

However, Pazi have to work extra time to block ABC lethal pointers Haleluya Kavalambi and Gilbert Batungi upfront. Unbeaten Jeshi Stars will take on
DB Lioness


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  TURKEY   


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


Stats Leaders - D1
Points Per Game
 Quincy DOUBY
  Darussafaka
  (191-G-84)
  Avg: 22.9
 1. Douby, Darussafaka22.9 
 2. Shipp, Bornova19.7 
 3. Chatman, Besiktas18.4 
 4. Hosley, Aliaga18.3 
 5. Brown, Bornova18.1 
 6. Baxter, Besiktas17.6 
 7. Stanojevic, Kepez B.17.5 
 8. Toolson, Karsiyaka17.4 
 9. Rancik, Galatasaray16.7 
 10. McClinton, Aliaga16.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jermareo DAVIDSON
  Darussafaka
  (208-F-84)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Davidson, Darussaf.10.5 
 2. Heytvelt, Oyak R.9.6 
 3. Williams, Erdemir9.4 
 4. Hosley, Aliaga8.3 
 5. Aldemir, Karsiyaka7.5 
 6. Greene, Antalya7.4 
 7. Elegar, Bornova7.2 
 8. Smith, Karsiyaka7.1 
 9. Bowman, Tofas7.1 
 10. Stanojevic, Kepez B.6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Hakan KOSEOGLU
  Erdemir
  (188-G-81)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Koseoglu, Erdemir8.1 
 2. Chatman, Besiktas6.1 
 3. Ermis, Banvit4.8 
 4. Acik, T.Telekom4.6 
 5. Douby, Darussafaka4.5 
 6. Ukic, Fener.Ulker4.4 
 7. James, Mersin4.3 
 8. Erden, Bornova4.3 
 9. Holston, Karsiyaka4.2 
 10. Jackson, Antalya4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Quinton HOSLEY
  Aliaga
  (198-G/F-84)
  Avg: 3
 1. Hosley, Aliaga3.0 
 2. Chatman, Besiktas2.4 
 3. Shipp, Bornova2.4 
 4. Erden, Kepez Bld2.3 
 5. Douby, Darussafaka2.2 
 6. Smith, Efes Pilsen2.0 
 7. James, Mersin2.0 
 8. Famutimi, Oyak R.1.9 
 9. Jackson, Antalya1.9 
 10. Adams, Oyak R.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Omer ASIK
  Fener.Ulker
  (211-C-86)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Asik, Fener.Ulker1.6 
 2. Aldemir, Karsiyaka1.5 
 3. Elegar, Bornova1.4 
 4. Denison, Tofas1.4 
 5. Bowman, Tofas1.3 
 6. Davis, Banvit1.3 
 7. Solak, Galatasaray1.2 
 8. Davidson, Darussaf.1.2 
 9. Heytvelt, Oyak R.1.1 
 10. Kone, Erdemir1.0 


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  UKRAINE   


Standings - Superleague
Superleague Standings
 1. Budivelnyk 18-1 
 2. Kryvbasbasket 16-3 
 3. Ferro-ZNTU 15-4 
 4. BC Kyiv 12-6 
 5. BC Odessa 12-6 
 6. Azovmash 11-9 
 7. Dnipro 10-8 
 8. Hoverla 9-10 
 9. Halychyna 8-10 
 10. Khimik 8-11 
 11. Mykolaiv 7-12 
 12. DniproAzot 3-16 
 13. Pulsar 2-16 
 14. Gryfony 0-19 
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 1. BC Donetsk 0-0 


Superleague Round: 22 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Pulsar - Ferro-ZNTU 70-90
Ferro-ZNTU improved to 15-4 record beating Pulsar on Friday. Kevin Tiggs (196-G/F-84, college: E.Tenn.St.) topscored for the guests with 25 points, while Burtt Steve collected 19 points and 10 assists. Reka Vadim replied with 14 points in the losing case.

BC Kyiv - Azovmash 100-75
BC Kyiv destroyed Azovmash 100:75 at the top game of the Regular Season Round 22. Maksym Pustozvonov (200-F-87, agency: Promotex) led the way with 25 points, Zabirchenko Dmytro posted 18 and Saltovets Oleg netted 14. Daniels Erik and Curry Ramel ended up with 19 points each in defeat.

Gryfony - Hoverla 72-83
Gryfony lost to Hoverla 72:83 asthe latter got 18 points and 16 boards from Michael Fraser (203-C/F-84, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Oklahoma Baptist). Kryvych Rostislav delivered 16 and Sparks Patrick collected 14 points, 10 boards and 6 boards. Petrenko Yuri netted 20 points in the losing case.

Khimik - DniproAzot 79-91
Khimik was beaten by DniproAzot 79:91 in the start of the Regular Season Round 22. Lamar Karim (178-G-83, college: So.Polytechnic St.) exploded with 34 points, 6 rebouds and 5 assists for the guests and Lokhmanchuk Yuriy as well as Sokur Stanislav added 15 each. Mitchell Darrel finished the night with 21 points for the home side.

Gryfony - BC Odessa 70-96
Gryfony suffered their 19th loss as they were beaten by BC Odessa 70:96. John DeGroat (198-F-85, college: Pittsburgh) stepped up with 25 points and Balashov Stanislav posted 22. Miletic Predrag ended up with 19 points for the home side.

Kryvbasbasket - Khimik 89-77
Kryvbasbasket rolled over Khimik 89:77 at the end of the Regular Season Round 22. Jovan Koprivica (198-G/F-82) top-scored for the hosts with 14 points and Korablev Dmitry netted 11. Kolchenko Alexander notched 18 points in defeat and Agafonov Andriy added 17.

Budivelnyk - Hoverla 89-71
Khalid El-Amin (178-G-79, agency: Beo Basket, college: Connecticut) led Budivelnyk over Hoverla 89:71 on Saturday. Anisimovas Michailis and Guinn followed him with 15 points each, while Henderson Gerrod scored 13. Ulyanko Pavel replied with 16 points in defeat.



Stats Leaders - Men
Points Per Game
 Khalid EL-AMIN
  Budivelnyk
  (178-G-79)
  Avg: 22.6
 1. El-Amin, Budivelnyk22.6 
 2. Karim, DniproAzot21.4 
 3. Thomas, Fe.20.5 
 4. McClintock, Mykolaiv19.5 
 5. Mitchell, Khimik18.9 
 6. Curry, Azovmash17.7 
 7. Atanackovic, Gryfo.17.5 
 8. Daniels, Azovmash17.3 
 9. DeGroat, BC Odessa17.2 
 10. Williams, Halychyna17.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Michael FRASER
  Hoverla
  (203-C/F-84)
  Avg: 11.7
 1. Fraser, Hoverla11.7 
 2. Thomas, Fe.11.7 
 3. McClintock, Mykolaiv8.0 
 4. Morton, DniproAzot7.3 
 5. Hunter, Fe.7.2 
 6. Rizvic, Azovmash7.2 
 7. Finn, Halychyna7.1 
 8. Dubnyuk, Pulsar6.9 
 9. Agafonov, Khimik6.8 
 10. DeGroat, BC Odessa6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Jason CROWE
  Dnipro
  (193-G-76)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Crowe, Dnipro6.7 
 2. Blassingame, BC Od.6.2 
 3. El-Amin, Budivelnyk5.5 
 4. Sparks, Hoverla5.5 
 5. Karim, DniproAzot5.4 
 6. Mitchell, Khimik5.4 
 7. Lukashov, BC Kyiv5.0 
 8. Love, Mykolaiv4.9 
 9. Burtt, Fe.4.8 
 10. Koljevic, Khimik4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Fred HOUSE
  Azovmash
  (195-F-78)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. House, Azovmash2.9 
 2. Crowe, Dnipro2.2 
 3. Jeromanovs, Mykol.2.0 
 4. Perry, BC Donetsk1.9 
 5. Zabirchenko, BC Ky.1.9 
 6. El-Amin, Budivelnyk1.9 
 7. Sparks, Hoverla1.8 
 8. Curry, Azovmash1.7 
 9. Karim, DniproAzot1.7 
 10. Tiggs, Fe.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Viacheslav KRAVTSOV
  BC Kyiv
  (212-C-87)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Kravtsov, BC Kyiv2.7 
 2. Rizvic, Azovmash2.2 
 3. McClintock, Mykolaiv2.0 
 4. Balashov, BC Odessa1.6 
 5. Morton, DniproAzot1.6 
 6. Agafonov, Khimik1.4 
 7. Owens, BC Donetsk1.3 
 8. Sokur, DniproAzot1.1 
 9. Matyukevych, Mykol.1.1 
 10. Ulyanko, Pulsar1.0 


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Standings - BBL
BBL Standings
 1. Sheffield S. 22-4 
 2. Newcastle E. 22-5 
 3. Scottish R. 17-8 
 4. Leicester R. 15-11 
 5. Cheshire J. 15-12 
 6. MK Lions 14-10 
 7. Everton T. 14-11 
 8. Worthing T. 13-14 
 9. Guildford H. 11-17 
 10. Worcester W. 9-16 
 11. Plymouth R. 9-17 
 12. Essex Pirates 4-23 
 13. London C. 3-20 


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USBA will tip off on schedule, Wednesday, April 7, 2010 - by USBA Media

Atlanta, Ga. (March 5, 2010) ---The United States Basketball Association (USBA) is ready for its inaugural season. Opening day is scheduled for April 7, 2010. The league will field 12 teams housed in 3 divisions. Permanent home gymnasiums of each individual team are complete. 'We see no economic challenges between now and the beginning of the season, we will tip off on Wednesday night, April 7, 2010, we have agreements in place to use gymnasium for all of our teams, the colleges and universities that we planned to occupy this year, understood the challenges we faced in 2009 and they graciously permitted the league to renew their commitment to play at their facilities', said USBA president and C.E.O Duane Allen Jenkins. 'We have arenas set in each city; we have now disclosed the locations of our team home arenas.'

The 2010 regular season will begin on April 7, 2010 and end on July 3, 2010. There is a mid season All Star Classic Game slated for May 22nd and May 23rd, 2010. The Championship game is scheduled for July 11, 2010. Both the All Star game and the Championship game will be held in Atlanta, Georgia. The fourteen teams will be invited to playoffs. Teams will be seeded according to win-loss record. The Willie Joe Hunter Memorial Championship Trophy will be awarded to the top team.

The league will continue its partnership with churches, civic groups and charitable organizations in each individual team city. The USBA announced its continuation of their support to local Churchs, the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Feeding America and the USMC Toys for Tots. The league is also extending a very special invitation to children in foster care each city and children housed in juvenile detention centers. The league has authorized each team to conduct educational contest between clubs to select children to be official ball girls and boys. We'll invite all groups who help children to contact the league and well issue complimentary tickets to these groups to our home games. The selected children to be the ball kids will receive $25.00 apiece per game for their services,' said Jenkins.

The league has three divisions, the Atlantic, the Appalachian and the Southern. The divisions make up the Southeastern Conference. 'With the economy stabilizing, its full steam ahead,' said USBA vice president of basketball operations, Kenneth Green. This is a prime opportunity for us to activate the league. 'We'll have an opportunity to get to know our fans and supporters in each city. We want our fans to be able to have ample access to the coaches and players', said Green. An Open House, Job Fair and Individual tryouts for each team will be held on March 20th, 2010 in each team city.

The leagues season ticket packages are now available. The season ticket promotion is called the 2010 USBA Season Ticket Extravaganza; the promotion is available in each city. This season ticket promotion is a special event for the fans and is sponsored by the advertisers and sponsors of the USBA. The league made 1200 single season tickets available in each city for this promotion. 'This collaborated effort includes the USBA, the USBA Youth Outreach, Inc., and many of the leagues partners, sponsors and advertisers,' said Jenkins.

The league has set the price of $105.00 per season ticket. Each season ticket comes with admission to all fifteen home games and fifteen free single game tickets; this also includes admittance to all home playoff games. As a bonus, fans receive priority seating, complimentary concessions, a free game day program and a 24-inch x 36-inch full color poster with the basketball team or the dance team. (The total number of admittance per season ticket is 30, which breaks down to $3.50 per admittance). 'We designed the USBA basketball games to be family friendly, our promotions, our entertainment and our prices will fit right into anyones budget,' said Jenkins

According to the league, each season ticket holder will be automatically included in a raffle sponsored by the USBA Youth Outreach, Inc. We're very excited about this promotion. Not only do fans get a chance to see high quality basketball at affordable prices, but also there is the chance to win a new car, a trip to see an NBA game and to go on a Disney World vacation.

The prize list is as follows:

* Grand Prize: 2010 Lincoln Mercury Grand Marquis LS
(one automobile and a $40.00 Quik Trip, BP, RaceTrac or local fuel company weekly gas card for one year, will be given away in each USBA team city, 18 total league wide),

* 2nd Prize: Disney World Family Vacation
(Family of four, rt airfare on Delta Airlines, transfers to and from the airport, daily Disney World Park passes, meals and lodging at a Disney World theme park hotel included, two given away in each USBA team city, 36 total league wide),

* 3rd prize: The NBA Extravaganza
( Trip for two to an NBA game, round trip airfare on Delta Airlines, overnight stay at Marriott Hotel, one day car rental from Enterprise, dinner for two at Outback Steak House and breakfast for two at International House of Pancakes, two given away in each USBA team city, 36 total league wide.)

* 4th Prize: The Schwinn Bicycle Explosion
(Six mens, six womens, six boys and six girls ten speed bicycles, 24 given away at each USBA team city, 432 total league wide)

* 5th Prize: The Outback Steak House Family Feast
(A $60.00 gift card, 25 given away in each USBA team city, 450 total league wide)

* 6th Prize: Russell Athletic Team Polo Shirts
(25 shirts will be given away in each USBA team city, 450 total league wide)

The Grand prize drawing for this promotion will be held at halftime of the teams home season opener, the drawings for the other prizes will be held at a special pre-game show. 'As far as we know, this is the biggest and most extravagant season ticket promotion in the history of minor league sports,' said Jenkins. Fans can visit our website at www.usbaball.com for rules and disclaimers about the raffle and the United States Basketball Association. We plan to begin our first season with a bang. All of our games will be geared toward top notched basketball competition, family fun and entertainment surrounded in a faith based environment, our goal is to offer each community a great experience proclaimed, Mr. Jenkins. For more detailed information, call or email the USBA league office at (678) 966-9993 or usba@usbaball.com . For further information on the USBA go to www.usbaball.com/seasonticketextravaganza.

2010 USBA Season Ticket Extravaganza Rules and Disclaimer:

Purchase of a season ticket to any 2010 USBA team necessary to be included in the raffle drawing. The USBA Youth Outreach, Inc., is the sponsor of this promotion. This promotion is open to all residents of Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, South Carolina, Florida, Virginia, Kentucky, West Virginia, Mississippi, North Carolina and the District of Columbia who purchase a season ticket during this promotion. This promotion ends April 6, 2010 at midnight Eastern Daylight Time. USBA employees, family member of USBA employees, team members, Season Ticket Extravaganza sponsors, their employees and their families are ineligible to participate in this promotion. Participants must be at least 18 years old to participate in this promotion. One entry in raffle per season ticket purchased. No other restrictions apply. No substitution of prizes. Prizes are not refundable or transferable. Prize winners are responsible for all taxes and /or gratuity associated with prizes won in this promotion. Odds of winning any prize in this promotion will be determined in direct relation of the number of season tickets sold during this promotion. (Example: 1200 season tickets sold per USBA team season, Grand Prize winning odds are 1200 to 1, 2nd prize winning odds are 600 to 1, 3rd Prize winning odds are 600 to 1, 4th Prize winning odds are 50 to 1, each, 5th prize winning odds are 48 to 1, 6th Prize winning odds are 48 to 1. The USBA has set aside 1200 season tickets per USBA team city to be sold, a total 21,600 league wide. Odds of winning a prize in this promotion are derived on a per city basis only. If the same individual purchases two season tickets for the 2010 basketball season and before April 5, 2010 the odds will increase to give the ticket holder double the chance of winning a prize. This promotion is a USBA Youth Outreach sponsored event. The USBA Youth Outreach, Inc., is a 501 (c) (3) not for Profit Company. Single ticket purchases are not included in this promotion. 2nd and 3rd Prizewinners must make travel reservation through the USBA. Travel blackout periods may effect certain travel dates. All NBA games must be east of the Mississippi River and in the Continental United States. Grand prizewinners will have a choice of color. There is no time limit for any of the travel prizes, gift card or any other prize in this promotion. Promotion is void where prohibited by law



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Standings - LPB
LPB Standings
 1. Marinos 7-2 
 2. Guaros 6-1 
 3. Cocodrilos 6-2 
 4. Panteras 5-3 
 5. Trotamundos 4-3 
 6. Gaiteros 4-4 
 7. Guaiqueries 4-6 
 8. Gigantes 3-3 
 9. Toros 1-7 
 10. La Guaira BBC 0-9 




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Stats Leaders - WNBL
Points Per Game
 Suzy BATKOVIC-BROWN
  Sydney UF
  (193-C-80)
  Avg: 24.6
 1. Batkovic-B., Sydney U.24.6 
 2. Jackson, Canberra.23.8 
 3. Harrower, Bendi.23.7 
 4. Cambage, Bulle.20.1 
 5. Cox, Townsville F.18.1 
 6. Smith, Sydney UF16.1 
 7. Marino, Adelaide16.0 
 8. Lewis, Townsville F.16.0 
 9. Foley, Adelaide15.4 
 10. Francis, Adelaide15.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Lauren JACKSON
  Canberra C.
  (196-F/C-81)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Jackson, Canberra.10.3 
 2. Cambage, Bulle.9.7 
 3. Smith, Townsville F.9.6 
 4. Francis, Adelaide9.5 
 5. Batkovic-B., Sydney U.8.8 
 6. Bishop, Canberra C.8.4 
 7. Kerr, Townsville F.8.4 
 8. Tolo, Canberra C.7.5 
 9. Lindsey, Dandenon.7.0 
 10. Woosnam, Adelaide6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Kristi HARROWER
  Bendigo S.
  (166-G-75)
  Avg: 5
 1. Harrower, Bendi.5.0 
 2. Veal, Logan T.4.9 
 3. O''Hea, Bulleen B.4.6 
 4. Marino, Adelaide4.4 
 5. Milner, Bulleen B.4.4 
 6. Butler, Sydney UF4.3 
 7. Mahony, Dandenon.3.8 
 8. Flanagan, Townsvil.3.7 
 9. Hurst, Canberra C.3.7 
 10. Smith, Sydney UF3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Kristen VEAL
  Logan T.
  (176-G-81)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Veal, Logan T.2.2 
 2. Taylor, AIS1.9 
 3. Batkovic-B., Sydney U.1.9 
 4. Flanagan, Townsvil.1.8 
 5. Jackson, Canberra.1.6 
 6. Bishop, Canberra C.1.6 
 7. Malpass, Perth L.1.6 
 8. Purcell, Logan T.1.6 
 9. Mahony, Dandenon.1.3 
 10. Francis, Adelaide1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Rohanee COX
  Townsville F.
  (182-F-80)
  Avg: 1
 1. Cox, Townsville F.1.0 
 2. Smith, Townsville F.1.0 
 3. Lewis, Townsville F.1.0 
 4. Smith, Sydney UF1.0 
 5. Kerr, Townsville F.1.0 
 6. Harrower, Bendi.1.0 
 7. Roberts, AIS1.0 
 8. Starks, Perth L.0.9 
 9. Graham, Logan T.0.9 
 10. Bishop, Canberra C.0.8 


WNBL: Canberra Capitals claim seventh championship! - by Eurobasket News
It was a performance worthy of a championship bout and the Canberra Capitals stood up and claimed the 2009/10 WNBL title 75-70 at in Melbourne on Saturday.

The defending champions also claimed the title as the most successful club in the history of the WNBL, winning their seventh championship.

The Caps fought back from an eight point deficit to steal the championship from the host team the Bulleen Boomers.

Point guard Natalie Hurst (163-G-83) led the Caps all game but it was Marianna Tolo's blocks on Elizabeth Cambage (203-C-91) in the dying minutes that Canberra coach Carrie Graf said made the difference in the end.

Tolo just made Cambage eat it four or five times in a row, that was huge, Graf said.

Lizzies going to be a star, I mean that kid can play Tolo showed in the clutch why she was the shot-blocker of the season, shes done it all year but to do it in the final against someone 68 it was monumental.

Carly Wilson (181-G-82) shots down the stretch, we recruited her to be a perimeter scorer and a defender. I think she battled tough at the end on OHea and it was count for count; they hit a big one, we hit a big one. I think Hurst won the battle of the point guard, Milner was tough but she wasnt Hurst; Hurst made things happen, she controlled our tempo, I mean it was just a classy WNBL match.

Graf also paid tribute to the team's ability to stay calm in the clutch moments.

It was our poise; weve been in this situation many times,' Graf said.

'Weve got a huge amount of finals experience, big game experience. Unlike in the regular season game where we total lost our poise, lost our momentum, I think in this game we stayed on our goals to focus on the moment for 40 minutes. We didnt get flustered we maintained our composure.

After an inspiring Preliminary Final performance Capitals point guard Natalie Hurst once again led the Caps to victory with 21 points, three assists and three rebounds. Canberra's star signing Lauren Jackson (196-F/C-81) had a quiet first quarter but nearly took over the game in the second half with 18 points and 13 rebounds to be named Grand Final MVP but dedicated the award to her teammates.

Graf also said there were a number of standout players on the day.

Anyone who says it a Lauren Jackson show theyre out of their minds,' Graf said.

'She knows that, our team knows that; shes going to win us some games and shes going to make your team better, she makes them better at practice, she makes them better on the court but you saw tonight she gritted it out she got triple-teamed and she stayed on it, came up with possessions, a couple of big shots when we needed it.

She draws so much attention but Wilson gets open for three, Hurst gets open for three She said it herself, Lauren cant win championships and gold medals alone its about the team with her and around her.'

Bulleen guard Jenna OHea (185-G/F-87) led all scorers with 26 points, and added five assists and seven rebounds, Elizabeth Cambage added a 16 point, 11 rebound double-double, but the Boomers ran out of steam in the final quarter.

It didnt take long for both teams to settle in. After going coast-to-coast a couple of times the crowd finally got involved when Elizabeth Cambage got her first touch of the ball and went to the basket. She was fouled but nailed the first free throw to open the scoring.

Nat Hurst got the Caps firing, making some tough shots but Canberra was not clicking offensively. Jackson had two fouls within the first three minutes and was sent to the bench allowing Cambage to rack up some points but the former Dandenong junior soon earned her own second personal foul and was also benched.

Bulleen blanketed the Caps defensively and Abby Bishop missed an open layup on the buzzer at quarter-time allowing Bulleen a 14-12 lead.

The second quarter started at a furious pace and the defending champions scored the first seven points of the term to open up a 19-14 lead. Jackson finally got on the score board a minute and a half into the second term and fired up the Caps.

The game started to get physical as Bulleen worked to stop the Caps scoring run. A Jenna OHea 3-pointer midway through the term slowed the pace somewhat and when the Boomers hit the front again a minute later Canberra Coach Carrie Graf called a timeout to regroup.

The Caps hit back immediately from the timeout but OHea continued on a rampage, finishing with nine points for the quarter and earning a 33-30 lead for Bulleen.

Bulleen point guard Sharin Milner opened up with a 3-pointer to start the second half and after OHea blocked Kellie Abrams shot attempt Cambage converted at the other end for an eight point lead.

Canberra started clamping down on OHea and after consecutive triples from Nat Hurst and Lauren Jackson Bulleen coach Tom Maher had had enough and called a timeout with the Caps ahead by two.

Jackson hit one from range before the players turned on a shooting display with OHea, Hurst and Bulleene Kylie Reid all hitting from long range.

With 4.4 seconds remaining in the quarter the Caps did all they could to shut down the Boomers final play. The leagues best shot-blocker Marianna Tolo swatted away OHeas attempted but Bulleen veteran Desi Glaubtiz pulled in the rejected shot and nailed a 2-pointer on the siren.

The home team held a 56-53 advantage at the start of the final term and when OHea hit her third 3-pointer the Boomers were out by six.

Tolo took the job on Cambage and blocked her first three shot attempts, drawing the foul on the 203cm in the third instance and Cambage was called to the bench.

Carly Wilson iced a triple to bring the Caps back within one point.

Abrams was awarded her fifth foul with five minutes remaining leaving Graf in a dilemma as to whom could match OHea but the coach said it also worked in their favour.

In a roundabout way when Abrams fouled out it forced us to put our three bigs on, which wed practiced during the week but we hadnt pulled the trigger on it much and I think when we went with that big lineup Tolo made stops and Jackson and Abby Bishop with Tolo the size for us helped us down the stretch.

With the rain pelting the roof and the Bulleen faithful in full song the teams traded baskets in the final minutes

Bishop triple 72-70 2:13 then was fouled at the other end, and with Bulleen in the bonus, she went to the free throw line and drained 1-of-2 attempts.

Jackson missed a pointer with 25 seconds remaining and the Boomers and 20 seconds to make something happen.

Jarry missed the equaliser and as the Capitals grabbed the rebound, the contingent of Caps fans made themselves known. Bulleen fouled with 3.7 seconds on the clock, sending Jackson to the line, she drained them both, and the game was over.

Our goal was to try and keep them under 65,' Graf said.

'They made some huge shots, OHea step back threes they made some good shots against great D, it was classic great play but we knew if we could keep them around that 65 mark we had enough tools to try and get it done.


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


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Liaoning and Henan start Finals on March 9th - by Eurobasket News
Liaoning and Henan start Finals on March 9th as the teams smashed their Semifinal series.
Henan won over Shenyang 93:88 for 2-0 Semifinal win in the series. The game was tied at 21-21 after the first quarter, while Shenyang surprised with 24-16 in the second period. The latter scored also 2 points in the third frame but Henan enjoyed 27 points and added 29-19 win in the last quarter. Mattera Katie (203-C-82, college: Liberty) exploded with 29 points to lead all the winners. Wang Jing followed her with 28 and Ji Yanyan netted 24. Miao LiJie (180-G-81) responded with 29 points in the losing effort. Zhang Han lan (175-G-79) delivered 21 and Song Liwei as well as Liu Dan poured in 14 each.
Liaoning won over Bayi also in the second game only due to the last period. The latter opened the game with 18-16 after the opening quarter, but Liaoning responded with 16-11 in the second period. Bayi won the third frame 18-15 and Liaoning needed 17-10 in the last stanza to seal the victory. Ma Zheng Yu (183-F-83) top-scored for the winners with 16 points. Chen Nan (197-C-83) finished the night with 14 points in the losing effort. Chen Lisha (195-C-82) netted 13 and Wen Lu posted 12.



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Standings - Women
Meistriliiga Standings
 1. Eclex Tallinn 14-0 
 2. TLU 6-7 
 3. Audentes 6-8 
 4. Tartu Ulikooli 1-12 


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Stats Leaders - Women
Points Per Game
 Shanika FREEMAN
  S-Hameenmaa
  (183-F/C-83)
  Avg: 21.7
 1. Freeman, S-Hameen.21.7 
 2. Lee, PeKa21.3 
 3. Haynes, FoA20.5 
 4. Bailey, FoA18.4 
 5. Robinson, Huima17.9 
 6. Pounds, HoNsU17.3 
 7. Johnson, HoNsU16.8 
 8. Pellom, FoA16.5 
 9. Freshour, S-Hameen.16.2 
 10. Mitchell, Kerava E.15.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kenya ROBINSON
  Huima
  (182-C-70)
  Avg: 14.2
 1. Robinson, Huima14.2 
 2. Freeman, S-Hameen.12.8 
 3. Johnson, HoNsU12.4 
 4. Moua, Kerava ET11.1 
 5. Solovyeva, Catz11.0 
 6. Glover, Huima10.6 
 7. Laaksonen, Espoo T.10.5 
 8. Haynes, Espoo Team10.3 
 9. Freshour, S-Hameen.10.0 
 10. Green, PeKa9.6 
Assists Per Game
 Kenya ROBINSON
  Huima
  (182-C-70)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Robinson, Huima3.4 
 2. Green, PeKa3.3 
 3. Kesanen, Catz3.3 
 4. Snelgro, HoNsU3.3 
 5. Pellom, FoA2.7 
 6. Small, Huima2.6 
 7. Piipari, Catz2.5 
 8. Moua, Kerava ET2.5 
 9. Bailey, FoA2.4 
 10. Haynes, FoA2.3 
Steals Per Game
 Lisa LEE
  PeKa
  (183-F-84)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Lee, PeKa3.4 
 2. Pounds, HoNsU2.9 
 3. Snelgro, HoNsU2.8 
 4. Green, PeKa2.6 
 5. Pellom, FoA2.5 
 6. Bailey, FoA2.3 
 7. Johnson, HoNsU2.1 
 8. Reshetko, Catz2.1 
 9. Haynes, FoA2.1 
 10. Robinson, Huima2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Linda-Lotta LEHTORANTA
  PeKa
  (175-G-91)
  Avg: 0.5
 1. Lehtoranta, PeKa0.5 
 2. Kesanen, S-Hameen.0.5 
 3. Bailey, FoA0.5 
 4. Haynes, FoA0.5 
 5. Jahilo, FoA0.5 
 6. Jones, PeKa0.5 
 7. Koukkari, HoNsU0.4 
 8. Green, PeKa0.4 
 9. Koponen, Kerava ET0.4 
 10. Summala, HoNsU0.3 


D1 Round: 25 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
PeKa - Kerava ET 80-61
PeKa prevailed against Kerava for the 18th win. Lisa Lee (183-F-84, college: Charleston So.) had 23 points and 9 rebounds for PeKa. Stephanie Jones added 13 points and 11 rebounds in the winning effort. Michaela Moua replied with 20 points and 15 rebounds for Kerava.

S-Hameenmaa - HoNsU 98-92
Team S-Hameenmaa knocked down visiting HoNSu. Mara Freshour (185-G-87, college: Florida St.) and Johanna Lemmetty produced 25 points each for the winning side. Hanna Vapamaa added 23 points, 7 rebounds and 5 steals for the hosts. Dionne Pounds responded with 27 points for HoNSu.

FoA - Espoo Team 82-77
FoA came up with a nice team performance in a home win over Espoo. Five players scored in double figures for the hosts. Rene Haynes (177-G-85, college: Michigan St.) notched 20 points to lead the charge. Aliisa Kivisto netted 17 points in the victory. Whitney Allen replied with 26 points, 5 boards and 5 steals for Espoo Team.

Huima - Catz 50-36
Huima played some excellent defense edging Catz. Kenya Robinson (182-C-70, college: New Orleans) scored 21 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to lead the hosts. Lavesa Glover and Keiva Small added 9 points each for Huima. Elisa Bue responded with 17 points and 8 boards for Catz in defeat.



Standings - Women
D1 Standings
 1. Catz 21-4 
 2. PeKa 18-7 
 3. Huima 17-8 
 4. Espoo Team 17-8 
 5. FoA 8-17 
 6. S-Hameenmaa 7-18 
 7. Keravan 6-19 
 8. HoNsU 6-19 


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  FRANCE - Women  


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


LFB Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Lenae WILLIAMS
  Mondeville
  (186-F-79)
  Avg: 16.7
 1. Williams, Mondeville16.7 
 2. Taylor, Nantes16.5 
 3. Houston, Tarbes15.3 
 4. Anderson, Villeneuve15.3 
 5. Eldebrink, Tarbes14.9 
 6. Akonga Nsimb., Arr.14.2 
 7. Page, Aix-en-Prov.14.1 
 8. Humphrey, Calais14.1 
 9. Krawczyk, Lattes M.13.9 
 10. Berezhynska, Monde.13.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Agathe NNINDJEM
  Toulouse
  (192-C-80)
  Avg: 9.4
 1. Nnindjem, Toulouse9.4 
 2. Neaves, Calais8.5 
 3. Sy, Nantes8.3 
 4. Davis, Limoges8.1 
 5. Bonnan, Mondeville8.1 
 6. Yacoubou-D., Tarbes8.0 
 7. Stansbury, Aix-en-P.7.8 
 8. Comfort, Villeneuve7.6 
 9. Amant, Arras7.6 
 10. Dijon, Lattes M.7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Kathleen MACLEOD
  Nantes
  (167-G-86)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Macleod, Nantes6.2 
 2. Aubert, Mondeville5.6 
 3. Lepron, Tarbes5.1 
 4. Mitchell, Arras4.7 
 5. Spatharou, Limoges4.3 
 6. Tanqueray, Villeneuve4.2 
 7. Cousseins, Calais3.9 
 8. Hermouet, Toulouse3.6 
 9. Metcalf, Toulouse3.4 
 10. Cibert, Calais3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Caroline AUBERT
  Mondeville
  (168-G-80)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Aubert, Mondeville2.4 
 2. Parham, Landes2.3 
 3. Hermouet, Toulouse2.2 
 4. Bremont, Armentie.2.1 
 5. Michel, Arras2.1 
 6. Mitchell, Arras2.1 
 7. Gomis, Arras2.0 
 8. Spatharou, Limoges1.9 
 9. Konate, Landes1.9 
 10. Macleod, Nantes1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Awa GUEYE
  Limoges
  (182-F-78)
  Avg: 1
 1. Gueye, Limoges1.0 
 2. Metcalf, Toulouse0.9 
 3. Nnindjem, Toulouse0.9 
 4. Page, Aix-en-Prov.0.7 
 5. Fikiel, Toulouse0.7 
 6. Maurice, Toulouse0.6 
 7. Putnina, Mondeville0.6 
 8. Nedovic, Armentie.0.6 
 9. Ayissi, Armentieres0.6 
 10. Cousseins, Calais0.6 


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  GERMANY - Women  


Prosecution investigations against Sherida Triggs - by Cornelius Damm
After being involved in her second nose breaking incident on the court in this season German prosecution is now investigating against U.S. import Sherida Triggs (185-F-85, college: ODU) because of criminal assault! Giving this story a little interesting twist is the fact that in both games the referees did not call for a foul! Since video reviewing is not allowed in the regulations of the DBBL the league itself did not/could not react in both cases. But at least the second incident will now be reviewed by the law enforcement authority due to Lejla Betics demand for penalty at the prosecution as her club the Halle Lions announced in a press release earlier this week. While the Marburg club officials belief in an accident the incident is seen as a willful attack from Triggs on Bejtic in Halle. The injured player is quoted in the local Halle newspaper: 'it is important to me to show that you cannot play Basketball like Sherida Triggs is doing.'

To find out hinmself what has happened the author reviewed both games on video and describes both incidents from his perspective:

On game day one on September 27th 2009 Marburg played against 1.DBBL newcomer Opladen. Two minutes before the end of the game Sherida Triggs and her opponent Mareike Nettersheim (186-C) are battling for the rebound. Triggs gets the ball but Nettersheim reaches in from behind to steal the ball. To get rid of her Triggs hammers her elbow right in the face of Nettersheim who suffered a broken nose and a broken maxillary antrum in this sequence that needed to be fixed in two surgeries. Mareike Nettersheim was out for more than a month and missed the following five games after this incident.

On February 6th 2010 Marburg played in Halle. The second half of the game had just started as Lejla Bejtic (174-F-85) was running by Sherida Triggs in order to follow her cutting opponent Margret Skuballa she was defending. In the moment Bejtic is right next to her, Triggs extends her elbow out and hits Bejtic in the face who suffered a broken nose that needed to be fixed in a surgery. She was out for 10 days, missed one game and is now playing with a Rip Hamilton mask.


The German prosecution has already started to investigate hearing witnesses and reviewing the video sequences. Eurobasket will keep on reporting in this case.

Stats Leaders - Women
Points Per Game
 Carmen GUZMAN
  Halle
  (175-G-85)
  Avg: 21.8
 1. Guzman, Leipzig21.8 
 2. Pierce, Rhein MB19.8 
 3. Guzman, Halle18.6 
 4. Hayes, Wasserburg17.4 
 5. Paunovic, Freiburg16.5 
 6. Bender, Halle16.5 
 7. Danckert, Donau.16.2 
 8. Terzic, Herner15.9 
 9. Tatham, Wasserburg15.3 
 10. Greunke, Rhein MB15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Sabrina SCOTT
  Wolfenbuettel
  (190-C-81)
  Avg: 12.4
 1. Scott, Wolfenbu.12.4 
 2. Mircheva, Donau.10.7 
 3. Tracey, Freiburg9.6 
 4. Triggs, Marburg8.5 
 5. Sanders, Leipzig8.5 
 6. Greunke, Rhein MB8.1 
 7. Almind, Oberhausen8.0 
 8. Thompson, Rhein MB7.9 
 9. Wilson, Donau-Ries7.8 
 10. Danckert, Donau.7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Amanda REGO
  Halle
  (170-G-86)
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Rego, Halle5.4 
 2. Dluzyk, Donau-Ries3.9 
 3. Bar, Saarlouis3.7 
 4. Davidson, Marburg3.0 
 5. Mersch, Oberhausen2.7 
 6. Greunke, Rhein MB2.7 
 7. O''Rourke, Herner2.6 
 8. Guzman, Halle2.6 
 9. Austmann, Oberh.2.5 
 10. Pop, Wasserburg2.4 
Steals Per Game
 Amy SANDERS
  Leipzig
  (180-G-83)
  Avg: 4
 1. Sanders, Leipzig4.0 
 2. Rego, Halle3.9 
 3. Guzman, Leipzig3.6 
 4. Bar, Saarlouis3.4 
 5. Austmann, Oberh.2.9 
 6. Tracey, Freiburg2.8 
 7. Bingham, Saarlouis2.5 
 8. Guzman, Halle2.4 
 9. O''Rourke, Herner2.3 
 10. Hayes, Freiburg2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Annika DANCKERT
  Donau-Ries
  (182-F-81)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Danckert, Donau.1.4 
 2. Bar, Saarlouis1.3 
 3. Bingham, Saarlouis1.2 
 4. Tracey, Freiburg1.1 
 5. Diaz, Leipzig1.0 
 6. Triggs, Marburg1.0 
 7. Gohrke, Marburg0.9 
 8. Mohr, Opladen0.9 
 9. Thompson, Rhein MB0.9 
 10. Mircheva, Donau.0.8 


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


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  HUNGARY - Women  


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


Stats Leaders - Women
Points Per Game
 Irina CRASNOSCIOC
  ZTE
  (192-F-81)
  Avg: 16.7
 1. Crasnoscioc, ZTE16.7 
 2. Radunovic, SEAT L.16.5 
 3. Ohlde, MiZo Pecs16.2 
 4. Vajda, MiZo Pecs16.1 
 5. Szlimak, BSE15.6 
 6. Holt, MKB Eurol.15.5 
 7. Balint, Atomeromu15.4 
 8. Budimir, Bajai NKK15.3 
 9. Sipaviciute, Szeged14.7 
 10. Czank, Vasas-Csata14.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jelena BUDIMIR
  Bajai NKK
  (192-C/F-85)
  Avg: 8.6
 1. Budimir, Bajai NKK8.6 
 2. Vajda, MiZo Pecs8.1 
 3. Zherzherunov., Sze.7.4 
 4. Licina, Cegledi EKK7.3 
 5. Sipaviciute, Szeged7.0 
 6. Cazac, Atomeromu6.8 
 7. Farkasinszki, Szolnok6.5 
 8. Krnjic, MiZo Pecs6.4 
 9. Holt, MKB Eurol.6.3 
 10. Keller, SEAT L.6.1 
Assists Per Game
 Csilla DARIDA
  Szolnok
  (175-G-78)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Darida, Szolnok5.8 
 2. Ivanyi, MiZo Pecs5.1 
 3. Kocsis, BSE4.3 
 4. Englert, SEAT L.3.6 
 5. Iva, Szeged3.6 
 6. Pungor, Atomeromu3.6 
 7. Eordogh, MKB E.3.4 
 8. Djelmis, SEAT L.3.4 
 9. Nemeth, Szeged3.2 
 10. Furesz, Szeged3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Dalma IVANYI
  MiZo Pecs
  (178-G-76)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Ivanyi, MiZo Pecs3.7 
 2. Bukovszki, ZTE3.6 
 3. Iva, Szeged3.5 
 4. Pungor, Atomeromu3.1 
 5. Vajda, MiZo Pecs3.1 
 6. Darida, Szolnok3.0 
 7. Szelesy, ZTE2.7 
 8. Zherzherunov., Sze.2.6 
 9. Hadarics, MKB E.2.6 
 10. Laczi, Szeged2.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Olena ZHERZHERUNOVA
  Szeged
  (191-F-78)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Zherzherunov., Sze.1.5 
 2. Ievtushenko, Atome.1.4 
 3. Bagi, Vasas-Csata0.8 
 4. Vajda, MiZo Pecs0.8 
 5. Budimir, Bajai NKK0.7 
 6. Szlimak, BSE0.7 
 7. Varda, BSE0.7 
 8. Ohlde, MiZo Pecs0.6 
 9. Milovanovic, MKB E.0.6 
 10. Fejes, Vasas-Csata0.6 


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  KAZAKHSTAN - Women  


Standings - Women
D1 Standings
 1. Astana Tigers 11-1 
 2. Irtysh 9-3 
 3. Okzhetpes 7-5 
 4. Taraz 2-10 
 5. BK Almaty 1-11 


Astana Tigers improved to 11-1 record on top - by Eurobasket News
Astana Tigers improved to 11-1 record on top as the team won all four games in the latest round of the country. Astana Tigers started with 87:34 over Taraz and added 97:37 over BK Almaty on February 22nd. On the top game of the big round Astana Tigers overcame Irtysh 84:61, while Astana Tigers outscored Okzhetpes 77:57. Okzhetpes rolled over Irtysh 60:59 in one of the most interesting games of the round. Both teams will still hope to upset the favorites, Astana.


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  LATVIA - Women  


Standings - LSBL
LSBL Standings
 1. Cesis 18-1 
 2. TTT Riga 18-2 
 3. RTU-Merks 10-11 
 4. Liepajas met. 8-12 
 5. DU/Swedbank 8-12 
 6. TTT Jun. 6-15 
 7. LU 3-18 


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