EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 4/12/2010

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  ABA   


Standings
ABA Standings
Exhibition Team
 1. Play2Win 10-4 
 2. Arlington B. 1-4 
 3. Chico Rage 1-5 
 4. College Park 0-0 
 5. Odessa Heat 0-0 
 6. Texas Drillers 0-0 
 7. Smoky MJ 0-0 
 8. Crusaders 0-1 
 9. Oklahoma 0-2 
 10. Modesto E. 0-6 
NoCal Div.
 1. S.Francisco R. 22-8 
 2. Clayton 16-7 
 3. California SK 16-12 
 4. Sacramento H. 13-12 
North Central Div.
 1. Chicago Steam 16-4 
 2. Lake Michigan 13-6 
 3. Columbus Crush 8-3 
 4. Pittsburgh P. 6-2 
 5. Detroit Hoops 6-5 
 6. Kansas City S. 4-0 
 7. Cleveland R. 2-2 
 8. G.Rapids F. 0-2 
 9. Youngstown S. 0-2 
 10. Akron R. 0-5 
Northeast Div.
 1. Jersey Expr. 12-4 
 2. NY Thunder 9-3 
 3. Maryland M. 7-10 
 4. NY Red Riders 6-9 
 5. Tri-City Suns 5-9 
Pacific Northwest Div.
 1. Seattle ZG 3-0 
 2. Everett 2-2 
 3. Spokane Sunz 1-1 
 4. Washington R. 1-6 
SoCal Div.
 1. Riverside R. 9-3 
 2. LA Slam 6-9 
 3. San Diego S. 5-8 
 4. Compton C. 4-2 
 5. Central Valley 4-10 
 6. Las Vegas A. 3-0 
 7. California BB 2-6 
 8. Honolulu 1-1 
South Central Div.
 1. Kentucky S. 13-7 
 2. Kentucky B. 12-7 
 3. W.Virginia B. 6-10 
 4. St.Louis S. 0-3 
Southeast Div.
 1. Music City Stars 9-3 
 2. Mississippi B. 4-6 
 3. Columbus Life 3-5 
 4. Florida Th. 1-0 
 5. Charlotte 1-3 
 6. Carolina K. 0-0 
 7. Ga PROWL 0-1 
Southwest Div.
 1. SE Texas M. 23-3 
 2. N.Texas F. 10-4 
 3. W.Texas W. 7-6 
 4. Texas Fuel 3-11 
 5. Dallas G. 2-1 
 6. Texas Ch. 0-2 
 7. Houston T. 0-6 


ABA names Players Awards and All-ABA Teams for 2009-2010 - by Gianni Pascucci
At the same time, the American Basketball Association named its players Individual Awards and the All-ABA teams for the season just ended. 'Equally as difficult as naming these awards was the task of naming an All-ABA Team,' stated Joe Newman. 'We have such great talent in this league and there are so many deserving players. We decided to name three teams plus honorable mentions - and certainly do not want to slight any of our great players.'

Most Valuable Player: Josh Pace (6'6''-G-83, agency: Dynasty Sports, college: Syracuse), Southeast Texas Mavericks
Offensive Player of the Year: Derek Foster (6'0''-G-81, college: Cal-Santa Cruz), San Francisco Rumble
Defensive Player of the Year: Daniel Price (6'3''-G-82, college: Pikeville), Mississippi Blues
Rookie of the Year: Ahmad Mosby (6'1''-G-87), Jersey Express

First Team All-ABA
Josh Pace, SETX Mavericks
Jermaine Blackburn (6'7''-G/F-83, agency: Liman Sports, college: Boise St.), SETX Mavericks
Derek Foster, SF Rumble
Mike Wells (6'3''-G-79, college: W.Kentucky), Kentucky Bisons
Sam Mack (6'7''-G/F-70, college: Houston), Chicago Steam

Second Team All-ABA
Kenny Jones (6'6''-F-84, college: Kentucky St.), Kentucky Bisons
Devin Davis (6'5''-F, college: New Jersey City St.), Jersey Express
Dominick Melton (6'6''-F, college: Wisc.-Parkside), Lake Michigan Admirals
Bobby Perry (6'9''-F-85, college: Kentucky), Bluegrass Stallions
Marlo Saunders (6'5''-F-84, college: Texas-PB), West Texas Whirlwinds.

Third Team All-ABA
Leon Flaherty (6'4''-G/F-85, college: La Sierra), Riverside Rainmakers
Cardell Butler (6'4''-F-81, college: Utah St.), San Francisco Rumble
Lukasz Obrzut (7'1''-C-82, agency: Elfus-Siegel Management (ESM), college: Kentucky), Bluegrass Stallions
Jon Rogers (6'9''-F/C-84, college: Valdosta St.), SETX Mavericks
Rashad Powell (6'6''-G-81, college: Idaho), Seattle Mountaineers

Honorable Mention
Daniel Price, Mississippi Blues
Ahmad Mosby, Jersey Express
Jason McNeil (6'7''-F/C-84), Texas Fuel
Chris Reaves (6'3''-G-84, college: Chaminade), Los Angeles SLAM
Charncy Ephriam (6'4''-G-81, college: Texas-PB), West Texas Whirlwind
Christopher Grant (6'4''-G-82, agency: GOTathletes, college: Morgan St.), NY Thunder
Herman Favors (5'9''-G-84, college: Georgia St.), SETX Mavericks
Terry Menefee (6'4''-G-84, college: Farmingdale St.), San Diego SURF
Chris Lamica (5'11''-G-85), New York Red Riders
Troy Goodman (6'0''-G-86, college: LA Pierce JC), Jersey Express
Corey Love (6'5''-C-83, college: Bluefield St.), West Virginia Blazers
Jay Bowdy (6'5''-F-83, college: W.Georgia), West Texas Fresh


ABA names Outstanding People Awards - by Gianni Pascucci
The American Basketball Association named its Outstanding People Awards for the 2009-2010 season. 'This was a great year,' said Joe Newman , ABA CEO. 'So many people contributed to this being a very successful season. When we looked at overall performance, it is little wonder that many of the awards went to the SETX Mavericks. From start to finish, they did a great job at every level. But then, so did a lot of people around the league.'

Team of the Year: Southeast Texas Mavericks
Executive of the Year: Candace Nelson, Southeast Texas Mavericks
General Manager of the Year: Cindy Preast , West Virginia Blazers
Coach of the Year: Steve Tucker , Southeast Texas Mavericks
Assistant Coach of the Year: Kevin Keathley , Southeast Texas Mavericks
Community Service Award: Damone Hale , San Francisco Rumble
Outstanding Service Award: Tom Chichester, ABA Director of Officials


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  ARGENTINA   


TNA Round: 2 (Quarter-Finals) - by Eurobasket News
El Nacional - San Mart.MJ 92-82
El Nacional outplayed San Martin MJ for the second consecutive time taking 2-0 lead in TNA Quarterfinals. Alexis Elsener (196-G-88) was the leading player in victory with 21 points and 5 rebounds. Lucas Barlasina (194-F-82) replied with 20 points in defeat.

San Mart.C. - Ciclista 74-67
2-0 for San Martin C, who got 15 points from Brice Assie (201-F-83, college: W.Connecticut) and Leandro Portillo (185-G-85) (each). Mariano Ceruti followed them with 13 points and 6 rebounds. In the loosing squad, John Huggins collected 19 points.

Argentino - Belgrano SN 82-74
Argentino (2-0) made another step forward to TNA Semifinals as they beat Belgrano SN 82-74 last night. Selem Safar (190-G-87) was on fire in victory with 28 points. For the visiting side, Juan Gandoy (180-G-82) and Harlod Arcenaux netted 15 points each.

Club 9 - Bragado 84-58
Club 9 destroyed Bragado last night tying the score to 1-1 in TNA QFinals. Aaron Williams (203-C/F-83, college: W.Chester) came up with 16 points and 10 rebounds in victory, while Gustavo Acosta (198-C-89) also had 16 pts. Alejo Barovero answered with 11 points in defeat.



Penarol edge Atenas in Mar del Plata - by Eurobasket News
Penarol - Atenas 74:64
Penarol recoded the second straight win at the Interligas Tournament. They improved at 2-0 record on top of Group B. Penarol will now take on Vivo/Franca for the ticket into the Final. Atenas will look for their initial win as they face Pitagoras/Minas tonight.
Penarol were well in control of their fate in this one. They limited Atenas to 8 points in the opening frame to establish a 5-point advantage. Atenas however adjusted and struck back in the second term. They cut the deficit to just two points at halftime 26:28. Penarol stepped on the gas after the main break. Sergio Hernandez team fired 31 points in the third period and piled up a 24-point advantage before the fourth term. Atenas trimmed the distance in the fourth but never got close enough for the decisive strike. Leonardo Gutierrez (200-F-78) produced 17 points to lead the effort. Pablo Sebastian Rodriguez (188-G-78) added 16 points, while Marcos Mata (202-F-86) knocked down 13 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in the winning effort. Cristian Romero (198-F-82) responded with 22 points for Atenas. Juan Locatelli (198-F-75) delivered 13 points and 7 boards in the loss.

Penarol: Leonardo Gutierrez 17, Pablo Sebastian Rodriguez 16, Marcos Mata 13+13 boards
Atenas: Cristian Romero 22, Juan Locatelli 13



Stats Leaders - TNA
Points Per Game
 Brice ASSIE
  San Mart.C.
  (201-F-83)
  Avg: 23.9
 1. Assie, San Mart.C.23.9 
 2. Miller, Bragado19.9 
 3. Melo, Z*Indepe.17.4 
 4. Leith, Firmat SF16.5 
 5. Elsener, El Nacional16.3 
 6. Williams, Independ.T.16.1 
 7. Nwankwo, El Nacional16.1 
 8. Truscott, San M.15.3 
 9. Wilkerson, Ciclista15.2 
 10. Barlasina, San M.15.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Louis TRUSCOTT
  Belgrano SN
  (199-F-78)
  Avg: 9.1
 1. Truscott, San M.9.1 
 2. Ford, Belgrano SN8.5 
 3. Williams, Independ.T.8.1 
 4. Espinoza, Argentino8.1 
 5. Leith, Firmat SF8.1 
 6. Williams, Club 98.0 
 7. Wilkerson, Ciclista7.4 
 8. Assie, San Mart.C.7.3 
 9. Benjamin, San M.7.0 
 10. Rodriguez, Ciclista6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Julian OLMEDO
  Bragado
  (187-G-77)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Olmedo, Bragado4.5 
 2. Gandoy, Belgrano SN3.4 
 3. Palacios, Firmat S.2.7 
 4. Forastieri, Club 92.7 
 5. Sartorelli, San M.2.7 
 6. Lauro, Z*Indepe.2.6 
 7. La Bella, Obera TC2.6 
 8. Ceci, Argentino2.4 
 9. Bernhardt, San M.2.4 
 10. Ceruti, San M.2.3 
Steals Per Game
 Gregorio ESEVERRI
  Belgrano SN
  (194-G/F-87)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Eseverri, Belgrano.2.1 
 2. Giletta, Alma Juniors2.0 
 3. Williams, Independ.T.2.0 
 4. Elsener, El Nacional1.9 
 5. La Bella, Obera TC1.8 
 6. Castets, Obera TC1.8 
 7. Castelli, Independ.T.1.7 
 8. Fernandez, Alma J.1.6 
 9. Ford, Belgrano SN1.6 
 10. Fabio, Obera TC1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Brice ASSIE
  San Mart.C.
  (201-F-83)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Assie, San Mart.C.1.7 
 2. Espinoza, Argentino1.4 
 3. Williams, Club 91.2 
 4. Williams, Independ.T.1.1 
 5. Kornegay, A.Ita.1.0 
 6. Giorgi, Obera TC1.0 
 7. Ford, Belgrano SN0.9 
 8. Francis, Argentino0.9 
 9. Martina, Club 90.8 
 10. Nwankwo, El Nacional0.7 


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  AUSTRIA   


Standings - A Bundesliga
A Bundesliga Stage Two Standings
Group A
 1. Furstenfeld 27-5 
 2. Gmunden 24-8 
 3. Klosterneub. 23-9 
 4. Wels 21-11 
 5. Arkadia 18-14 
 6. Kapfenberg 15-17 
Group B
 1. St.Polten 18-14 
 2. Oberwart 17-15 
 3. Gussing 13-19 
 4. Vienna 8-24 
 5. Worthersee 4-28 
 6. UBSC Graz 4-28 
Stage One Standings


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Kevin HOUSTON
  Arkadia
  (193-G/F-76)
  Avg: 21.6
 1. Houston, Arkadia21.6 
 2. Pesic, UBSC G.21.4 
 3. Mayes, Gmunden20.7 
 4. Stazic, Vienna19.5 
 5. Francois, Gussing19.4 
 6. Penigar, Furstenf.18.9 
 7. Roderick, Arkadia18.9 
 8. Mahalbasic, Worth.18.4 
 9. Paez, Oberwart18.4 
 10. Nelson, Kapfenberg18.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kevin HOUSTON
  Arkadia
  (193-G/F-76)
  Avg: 9.2
 1. Houston, Arkadia9.2 
 2. Johnson, Oberwart8.8 
 3. Mahalbasic, Worth.8.6 
 4. Pesic, UBSC G.8.1 
 5. Conley, Wels7.8 
 6. Penigar, Furstenf.7.8 
 7. McCandies, Worth.7.8 
 8. Forrestal, UBSC G.7.6 
 9. Heard, Gussing7.5 
 10. Moric, Klostern.6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Anthony SHAVIES
  Furstenfeld
  (191-G-83)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Shavies, Furstenf.5.5 
 2. Boylan, Gmunden5.3 
 3. Schreiner, St.Po.5.2 
 4. Stazic, Vienna4.9 
 5. Danek, Arkadia4.8 
 6. Lanegger, UBSC G.4.8 
 7. Woschank, Kapfe.4.5 
 8. Zeleznik, UBSC G.4.1 
 9. O''Neal, Vienna3.7 
 10. Creddle, Klostern.3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Terrence RODERICK
  Arkadia
  (198-G-88)
  Avg: 2
 1. Roderick, Arkadia2.0 
 2. Schreiner, St.Po.2.0 
 3. Payton, Vienna2.0 
 4. Boylan, Gmunden1.9 
 5. O''Neal, Vienna1.9 
 6. Stazic, Vienna1.9 
 7. Zeleznik, UBSC G.1.8 
 8. Richards, Gussing1.7 
 9. Shavies, Furstenf.1.6 
 10. Jandl, St.Polten1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Shelton COLWELL
  Furstenfeld
  (202-F-80)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Colwell, Furstenfeld1.4 
 2. Heard, Gussing1.1 
 3. Anderson, Vienna1.0 
 4. Kohlmaier, St.Polten0.8 
 5. Youngblood, Furstenf.0.7 
 6. Stazic, Vienna0.7 
 7. Levy, Oberwart0.7 
 8. Roderick, Arkadia0.7 
 9. Mahalbasic, Worth.0.7 
 10. Francois, Gussing0.6 


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  BELGIUM   


D1 Round: 28 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Antwerp - Gent 84-73
Antwerp was too strong for Gent last night improving to 13-12 in Belgian top division. Christophe Beghin (207-F-80, agency: Court Side) led the scorers in victory with 19 points. Bryan Hopkins (183-G-83, college: SMU) and Trent Strickland followed him with 15 and 14 points respectively. In Gent (6-19), Kevin Melson delivered 23 pts.

Verviers-Pep. - Leuven 81-70
15th victory of the season for Pepinster, who got 25 points from Darnell Wilson (198-F-85, agency: Court Side, college: Canisius). Brandon Freeman (191-G-83, college: UALR) scored 13 and Niels Marnegrave (191-G-87) helped with one point less. In the loosing squad, DeMario Anderson and Christopher Young (8 rebs) delivered 12 points each. Pepinster 15-10, Leuven 8-17.

Oostende - Liege 75-61
Oostende outplayed No.1 Liege mostly owing to Bracey Wright (191-G-84, agency: Priority Sports, college: Indiana), who drained 16 points for 22 minutes on the court. Dragisa Drobnjak (200-F-77, agency: Beo Basket) (5 rebs) and Caleb Green netted 13 points each. For the guests, Will Thomas collected 20 points and 8 rebounds. Oostende 14-11, Liege 17-8.

Aalstar - M.Hainaut 81-69
13-12 for Aalstar and 11-14 for Dexia Mons-Hainaut after this game. Loren Stokes (190-G-83, college: Hofstra) stepped up for the hosts with 22 points. Jamar Wilson (185-G-84, college: Albany) had 16 pts and 5 assists, B.J. Raymond had 14 points and 6 boards, while Brian Greene added 10 points and 8 rebs in this victory. In defeat, Kelvin Torbert netted 16 points.



Stats Leaders - Division I
Points Per Game
 Timothy BLACK
  Antwerp
  (178-G-81)
  Avg: 17.7
 1. Black, Antwerp17.7 
 2. Greene, Aalstar17.4 
 3. Melson, Gent15.7 
 4. Wilson, Verviers-Pep.15.6 
 5. McNeal, M.Hainaut15.3 
 6. Banks, Liege14.7 
 7. Lojeski, Oostende14.5 
 8. Thomas, Liege14.3 
 9. Green, Liege14.3 
 10. Torbert, M.Hainaut14.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Will THOMAS
  Liege
  (201-F-86)
  Avg: 9
 1. Thomas, Liege9.0 
 2. Randle, Gent8.2 
 3. Ebong, M.Hainaut8.0 
 4. Young, Leuven7.7 
 5. Brown, Antwerp7.4 
 6. Merriex, Aalstar7.4 
 7. Pelle, Oostende6.9 
 8. Hilliard, Verviers.6.6 
 9. Greene, Aalstar6.3 
 10. Riddick, Charleroi5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Stanley BURRELL
  Verviers-Pep.
  (190-G-84)
  Avg: 5
 1. Burrell, Verviers.5.0 
 2. Gill, Oostende5.0 
 3. Bosco, Gent4.0 
 4. Green, Liege3.9 
 5. Johnson, Charleroi3.9 
 6. Loubry, Gent3.8 
 7. Hamilton, Charleroi3.2 
 8. Tabu, Charleroi3.1 
 9. Bitee, Leuven2.7 
 10. Black, Antwerp2.6 
Steals Per Game
 Eddie GILL
  Oostende
  (183-G-78)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Gill, Oostende2.6 
 2. Hopkins, Antwerp2.4 
 3. Stokes, Aalstar2.4 
 4. Thomas, Liege2.2 
 5. Black, Antwerp2.1 
 6. Greene, Aalstar2.0 
 7. Wilson, Verviers-Pep.2.0 
 8. Green, Liege1.9 
 9. Anderson, Leuven1.9 
 10. Pelle, Oostende1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Andre RIDDICK
  Charleroi
  (208-C-73)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Riddick, Charleroi1.3 
 2. Wilkinson, Charleroi1.1 
 3. Wilson, Verviers-Pep.1.1 
 4. Pelle, Oostende1.0 
 5. Barber, Aalstar0.8 
 6. Tofi, Verviers-Pep.0.6 
 7. Young, Leuven0.6 
 8. McNeal, M.Hainaut0.6 
 9. Brown, Antwerp0.6 
 10. Drobnjak, Oostende0.6 


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  BOSNIA   


Standings - BIH League
D1 Standings
League 6
 1. Siroki Eronet 5-0 
 2. Sloboda Dita 3-2 
 3. Igokea 3-2 
 4. Bosna S. 3-2 
 5. Capljina 1-4 
 6. Zrinjski MC 0-5 
Position 7-4
 1. Hercegovac 11-11 
 2. SL IAT Leotar 10-12 
 3. Borac Nektar 9-13 
 4. Celik 9-13 
 5. Grude 9-13 
 6. Slavija 8-14 
 7. Mladost MG 8-14 
 8. Sutjeska 8-14 


League 6, 5th Round: Sloboda - Capljina 79:67 - by Miljan Veskovic
In the last match of the first stage of the league 6 KK Sloboda Dita Tuzla beat HKK Capljina Lasta by score 79:67. Home team took advantage from the very beginning, and they managed to increase it from quarter to quarter. Top scorers for the winners were Dalibor Persic (193-G-85) with 20 points and center Drasko Albijanic (211-C-86) with 19 points. By the guests better than the others was Vladimir Radovanovic (194-G-81) with 16 points.
This game was a good warm up for the match between KK Sloboda Dita Tuzla and so far unbeaten Siroki scheduled for the next wednesday.

KK Sloboda Dita Tuzla - HKK Capljina Lasta 79:67
(21:18, 18:17, 18:14, 22:18)

SLOBODA: Halilovic 2, Adamovic 19, Hrncic, Halilbegovic, Jeftic, Persic 20, Suljagic 4, Tanasilovic 6, Hodic 1, Bulic 3, Albijanic 19, Gak 5. Coach: Senad Muminovic

CAPLJINA: Radovanovic 16, Zdravkovic 10, Opancar, Leric 6, Brkic 2, Galic 6, Jagodic 14, Bakovic 13, B. Jelcic, Prce, M. Jelcic, Previic. Coach: Ante Nazor


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  BRAZIL   


Pitagoras/Minas hold off Vivo/Franca in Interligas Tournament - by Eurobasket News
Pitagoras/Minas - Vivo/Franca 92:87

Pitagoras/Minas overcame Vivo/Franca for the first win at the Interligas Tournament in Group B. William Drudi (206-C/F-81) scored 20 points as Minas improved at 1-1 record and caught up with Vivo/Franca in the ladder. Minas will face Atenas, while Vivo/Franca will play against Penarol in the final round.
Minas surged ahead in the opening frame and built a 24:20 lead ten minutes into the game. Vivo/Franca denied the deficit after the intermission and arrived at halftime up by 2 points 41:39. Minas however pulled back in front in the third frame. They earned a 5-point advantage with ten minutes to go. Vivo/Franca and Minas traded baskets in the fourth term but Flavio Davis Furtado team hung on to escape with a narrow win at the end.
Facundo Sucatzky (176-G-72) and Leandro Da Silva (203-F/C-81) dropped 16 points each for the winners. Christopher Jeffries added 15 points for Minas. Helinho Garcia (186-G-75) and Rogerio Klafke (201-F-71, agency: Interperformances) responded with 19 points each for Vivo/Franca. Marcio Dornelles accounted for 17 points in defeat. Minas outrebounded their opponents 38:24. Minas also issued 18 assists and limited Vivo/Franca 47% from the field.

Pitagoras/Minas: William Drudi 20, Facundo Sucatzky 16, Leandro Da Silva 16
Vivo/Franca: Helinho Garcia 19, Rogerio Klafke 19



NBB 2009-2010 regular season awards - by Mel Devonne
The playoff are under way in the NBB and it has been another great season.
No surprises this year with Universo and Flamengo on top, Joinville slipped alittle
and a slight improvement from Sao Jose.
But here`s my awards for the 209-2010 NBB season.

Player of the Year...Marcelinho Machado (199-F/G-75, agency: Interperformances) Flamengo- a tough player, aging alittle but hands down the best in this league

Guard of the Year...ALEX GARCIA Universo/BRB-hard nose player on both ends of the floor, leader and a streaky shooter.

Forward of the Year...MARQUINHOS VINICIUS Pinheiros- had a great year

Center of the Year... Carlos Nascimento Pinheiros- good solid vet center in the NBB

Most Improved Player of the Year (domestic player).....Machado Eduardo Flamengo- I like this guys hustle and grit and has a great nickname, Duda

Import Player of the Year ....Larry Taylor GRSA/Bauru-hes a tough guard who improved his team this season

Domestic Player of the Year ...Marcelinho Machado Flamengo-hits big shots, always hot, and is the most feared player in the league

Defensive Player of the Year....GUILHERME TEICHMANN Winner. great shot blocker for his team

Coach of the Year.....Ferreira Aluisio Xavier Universo idi a great job this season edging out Flamengo for the top spot

1st Team (5 players both imports and domestic players) Larry Taylor, Alex Garcia, Marcelinho Muchando,
Shilton DOS SANTOS, Carlos Nascimento Pinheiros

2nd Team (5 players both imports and domestic players) SHAMELL STALLWORTH : Pinheiros/Sky ,
Jefferson Sobral joinville,Jefferson de Silva Flamengo, VALTINHO SILVA Universo,MARQUINHOS VINICIUS Pinheiros

Honorable Mention Duda Muchando Flamengo, EDDY CARVALHO Baru, MURILO DA ROSA Minas,
AMIEL VEGA MOREJON : Saldanha, MARCIO DORNELLES Vivo

All-Domestic Players Team (5 players) Marcelino Muchado, Alex Garcia, Shilton DOS SANTOS, Carlos Nascimento, Jefferson de silva

All-Imports Team (5 players) Larry Taylor, Shamel Stallworth, Harper Williams, Larry Williams,CHRISTOPHER JEFFRIES

All-Defensive Team (5 players) Duda Muchado Flamengo, Larry TaylorGRSA/Bauru,GUILHERME TEICHMANN Winner,Jefferson de silva Flamengo, Alex Garcia Universo

Megan Mcniel played well as a first year import for CETAF...also the old warhorse Harper Williams held his own as a player close to 40 years old, who I remember for the Atlantic 10 and US UMASS in the early 90s

Also one of the funniest guys to watch is Jefferson Sabril of Joinville. He`s a free spirit on the court and off and will light you up from the outside and dunk it on you inside. Seems to have alot of fun on the court.



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  BULGARIA   


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Aaron HARPER
  Levski
  (199-G/F-81)
  Avg: 22.7
 1. Harper, Levski22.7 
 2. Cole, Levski19.1 
 3. Gruev, Rilski Sport18.4 
 4. Durchev, Chernomo.18.0 
 5. Bozov, Balkan17.8 
 6. Deane, Lukoil A.17.3 
 7. Brown, Chernomo.16.6 
 8. Dimitrov, Cherno M.16.4 
 9. Dimitrov, Spart.16.2 
 10. Angelov, Yambol15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Pero ANTIC
  Lukoil A.
  (210-F-82)
  Avg: 10.4
 1. Antic, Lukoil A.10.4 
 2. Brown, Chernomo.8.7 
 3. Brown, Lukoil A.8.0 
 4. Peterson, Rilski S.7.9 
 5. Radev, Balkan7.5 
 6. Burgess, Rilski Sport7.5 
 7. Kennerly, Spart.7.2 
 8. Tmusic, Yambol7.0 
 9. Dimitrov, Cherno M.6.7 
 10. Dimitrov, Spart.6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Aleksandar GRUEV
  Rilski Sport
  (187-G-83)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Gruev, Rilski Sport5.5 
 2. Russell, Lukoil A.5.5 
 3. Mirakovski, Cherno M.5.0 
 4. Aleksiev, Chernomo.4.8 
 5. Webb, Cherno More4.1 
 6. Frasor, Levski3.8 
 7. Radionov, Yambol3.8 
 8. Deane, Lukoil A.3.4 
 9. Dimitrov, Spart.3.3 
 10. Dyakovski, Spart.3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Julian RADIONOV
  Yambol
  (188-G-79)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Radionov, Yambol2.8 
 2. Deane, Lukoil A.2.3 
 3. Russell, Lukoil A.2.1 
 4. Wells, Lukoil A.2.1 
 5. Lilov, Balkan2.0 
 6. Zhelev, Cherno M.2.0 
 7. Dimitrov, Cherno M.1.9 
 8. Harper, Levski1.9 
 9. Zahariev, Chernomo.1.8 
 10. Angelov, Yambol1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Ernest BROWN
  Beijing
  (213-C-79)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Brown, Lukoil A.1.5 
 2. Brown, Chernomo.1.4 
 3. Earl, Yambol0.9 
 4. Gocevski, Yambol0.9 
 5. Ware, Cherno More0.8 
 6. Cole, Levski0.8 
 7. Veselovs, Cherno M.0.7 
 8. Peterson, Rilski S.0.7 
 9. Radev, Balkan0.7 
 10. Doychinov, Cherno M.0.5 


NBL Round: 24 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Cherno More - Rilski Sport 91-89
Cherno More grabbed tiny home win against Rilski Sportist improving to 11-13 in Bulgarian top division. Aleksandar Yanev (203-F-90) stepped up for the hosts with 25 points and 6 rebounds. Gary Ware (206-F/C-83, agency: Interperformances, college: Purdue) was behind him with 16 points and 9 boards. In the loosing squad (10-14), Aleksandar Gurev delivered 23 points.

Spartak P. - Yambol 55-65
Yambol cruised past Spartak on the road getting 13 points from each Zlatko Gocevski (206-C-82, agency: Interperformances) and Dimitar Angelov (202-G/F-79, agency: Interperformances). Stanislav Govedarov (185-G-80) and Pavel Marinov (6 rebs) helped with 12 points apiece. On the other side, Iliya Stankov netted 11 pts. Yambol 12-12, Spartak 7-17.

Lukoil A. - Chernomorets 104-65
Easy win for the reigning champion, who stays on top of NBL standings with 21-3 record. Slavko Stefanovic (206-C-81, agency: BeoExcell) led Lukoil in scoring with 19 points. Hristo Nikolov and Chavdar Kostov (7 rebs) added 16 and 15 points respectively. Martin Durchev replied with 16 points for Chernomorets (5-19).

Balkan - Levski 74-95
19-5 for the second ranked Levski and 11-13 for Balkan after this game. Aaron Harper (199-G/F-81, agency: Strategic Sports, college: Mississippi) shined for the guests with 26 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Donald Cole (204-C-81, agency: Edge Sports, college: Sam Houston St.) scored 20 pts. For the home side, Marjan Tasic had 13.


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  CHINA   


Australia Wins Schweitzer -- Shi Hongfei, Sun Tonglin Among Statistical Leaders - by Arthur Volbert
Australia won the Albert Schweitzer Tournament in Mannheim, Germany with a 68-51 victory over the German U-18 team in the final. The German U-17 team finished third with a 79-68 victory over the USA. Spain finished 5th with a 96-79 win over Italy and Croatia finished seventh with a 66-60 win over Turkey.

The tenth place Chinese team had two players among the tourney's statistical leaders. Shi Hongfei (180-G-93) finished seventh is scoring with 15.17 points per game. He also was in a three-way tie for first in assists per game with 4.2. He was second in assists per turnover with 3.1 but the player above him had only 4 total assists, compared to 25 for Shi. Sun TongLin (206-C-92) finished second in rebounds per game at 9.8. Only all-star Philipp Neumann of the German U-18 team was higher, at 10.2 rebounds. One wonders how well China would have done if its missing players -- Cai Liang, Sui Ran, Makan, and Li Muhao -- had been on the team.

Sun looks like a future CBA star if not an NBA prospect. Shi was the fourth best point guard on the Under-16 team at the Asian championship. One wonders how well Guo Ailun, Luo Hanchen or Wang Zirui would have done were they on the team. But they are likely practicing for the World Under-17 championships this summer.



Guangdong Smashes Shanghai to Move Into Finals Against Xinjiang - by Arthur Volbert
Guangdong defeated Shanghai 103-75 to win its CBA semi-final series 3-1 and move into the finals against Xinjiang.

Guangdong led 26-23 after one quarter and 53-36 at the half. It led 73-60 after three quarters. Guangdong then outscored Shanghai 30-15 in the fourth.

Parker Smush (193-G-81, college: Fordham) led Guangdong with 19 points, 7 rebounds, 8 assists and 5 steals. Zhu Fangyu had 19 points and 8 rebounds. Zhou Peng had 16 points and 7 rebounds. David Harrison had 11 points, 12 rebounds and 3 assists. Chen Dawei had 10 points and 5 rebounds. Wang Shipeng scored 8, Du Feng 7 and Liu Xiaoyu 6.

Liu Wei scored 29 for Shanghai. John Lucas III was held to 12 points on 5 of 17 shooting. He also had 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Cai Liang, class of 1992, showed his potential for future stardom with 10 points, 4 rebounds and 2 blocks in 36 minutes. Garret Siler had 4 points and 13 rebounds in 24 minutes.

Guangdong will now play Xinjiang in a best of seven series in the format of 2-2-1-1-1.

Schedule:
April 16 Xinjiang at Guangdong
April 18 Xinjiang at Guangdong
April 21 Guangdong at Xinjiang
April 23 Guangdong at Xinjiang
April 25 Xinjiang at Guangdong if necessary
April 28 Guangdong at Xinjiang if necessary
April 30 Xinjiang at Guangdong if necessary



CBA Round: 4 (Semi-Finals) - by Eurobasket News
Shanghai - Guandong 75-103
Guandong advanced to the Finals as they smashed Shanghai 103:75 for 3-1 win. Zhu Fangyu and Parker Smush top-scored for the winners with 19 points each, while Zhou Peng posted 16. Liu Wei responded with 29 points in the losing effort.



Stats Leaders - CBA
Points Per Game
 Andre EMMETT
  Shandong
  (196-G/F-82)
  Avg: 32
 1. Emmett, Shandong32.0 
 2. Gaines, Xinjiang30.8 
 3. Pickett, Shaanxi29.8 
 4. Edwards, Shaanxi29.3 
 5. Rodgers, Jilin28.5 
 6. Lucas, Shanghai27.9 
 7. White, Zhejiang.27.5 
 8. Brown, Zhejiang C.26.1 
 9. Mays, Beijing26.0 
 10. Wang, Bayi25.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 DeAngelo COLLINS
  Trotamundos
  (206-F-82)
  Avg: 15.4
 1. Collins, Jilin15.4 
 2. Mays, Beijing13.2 
 3. Ramos, Zhejiang.13.0 
 4. Oyedeji, Liaoning12.2 
 5. Harvey, Jiangsu12.0 
 6. Swift, Shandong11.8 
 7. Brown, Beijing11.6 
 8. Okosa, Qingdao DS11.4 
 9. Williams, Zhejiang C.11.2 
 10. Williams, Fujian11.1 
Assists Per Game
 Stephon MARBURY
  Shanxi Zh.
  (187-G-77)
  Avg: 9.5
 1. Marbury, Shanxi Z.9.5 
 2. Lu, Fujian7.2 
 3. Parker, Guandong5.9 
 4. Hu, Jiangsu5.1 
 5. Fahed, TianJin R.4.9 
 6. Liu, Shanghai4.8 
 7. Lucas, Shanghai4.7 
 8. Allen, Xinjiang4.4 
 9. Kelley, DongGuan4.4 
 10. Mengke, Xinjiang4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Chris WILLIAMS
  Qingdao DS
  (199-F/G-80)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Williams, Qingd.3.8 
 2. Hu, Jiangsu3.7 
 3. Parker, Guandong3.2 
 4. Marbury, Shanxi Z.2.6 
 5. Pickett, Shaanxi2.6 
 6. Allen, Xinjiang2.4 
 7. Emmett, Shandong2.4 
 8. Lu, Fujian2.3 
 9. Okosa, Qingdao DS2.3 
 10. Zhong, Jilin2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Sean WILLIAMS
  Fujian
  (208-F-86)
  Avg: 4.2
 1. Williams, Fujian4.2 
 2. Lamizana, TianJ.3.8 
 3. Swift, Shandong3.1 
 4. Collins, Jilin2.8 
 5. Steyn, Qingdao DS2.2 
 6. Xu, Bayi2.2 
 7. Wang, Bayi2.1 
 8. Simmons, DongGuan1.8 
 9. McCoy, Fujian1.8 
 10. Watkins, Jiangsu1.8 


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  CROATIA   


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


Stats Leaders - A1
Points Per Game
 Toni BIZACA
  Trogir
  (202-F-82)
  Avg: 23.9
 1. Bizaca, Trogir23.9 
 2. Vragovic, Dubrava19.9 
 3. Spahija, Svjetlost18.2 
 4. Filipovic, Sibenik16.5 
 5. Bilan, Sibenik16.0 
 6. Mrva, Borik15.3 
 7. Krolo, Darda14.9 
 8. Kruslin, Dubrovnik14.6 
 9. Drezga, Trogir14.6 
 10. Sakic, Dubrava14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Miro BILAN
  Sibenik
  (212-F-89)
  Avg: 10.4
 1. Bilan, Sibenik10.4 
 2. Spahija, Svjetlost10.1 
 3. Vukicevic, Svjetlost7.1 
 4. Sakic, Dubrava7.1 
 5. Bizaca, Trogir7.1 
 6. Macura, KK Split7.0 
 7. Krapic, Zabok6.9 
 8. Krolo, Darda6.8 
 9. Ridl, Darda6.4 
 10. Maric, Dubrava6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Luka PETKOVIC
  Siroki Eronet
  (190-G-88)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Petkovic, Sibenik6.1 
 2. Tomeljak, Zabok4.1 
 3. Camagajevac, Darda3.8 
 4. Cosic, Svjetlost3.7 
 5. Blajic, Trogir3.7 
 6. Norac, Svjetlost3.6 
 7. Sumic, KK Split3.6 
 8. Bubalo, Sibenik3.4 
 9. Radic, Dubrovnik3.2 
 10. Vragovic, Dubrava3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Vinko BOSNJAK
  Dubrava
  (186-G-80)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Bosnjak, Dubrava2.4 
 2. Norac, Svjetlost2.4 
 3. Petkovic, Sibenik2.3 
 4. Sumic, KK Split2.0 
 5. Kruslin, Dubrovnik1.8 
 6. Katic, KK Split1.8 
 7. Bizaca, Trogir1.8 
 8. Blajic, Trogir1.8 
 9. Cosic, Svjetlost1.8 
 10. Tomeljak, Zabok1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Jere MACURA
  KK Split
  (205-F-80)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Macura, KK Split1.7 
 2. Vladovic, Sibenik1.2 
 3. Sobin, KK Split1.2 
 4. Bilan, Sibenik1.1 
 5. Bizaca, Trogir0.8 
 6. Krolo, Darda0.7 
 7. Culjak, Dubrava0.6 
 8. Kamaldin, Darda0.6 
 9. Karac, Dubrovnik0.6 
 10. Najev, KK Split0.5 


A1 Round: 6 (Second Stage) - by Eurobasket News
Zadar - Cibona 74-68
Zadar outplayed Cibona in derby game of Round 6 remaining the only perfect team in the league. Marko Car (188-G/F-85) shined for the hosts with 23 points, Trent Plaisted (211-F/C-86, agency: Priority Sports, college: BYU) had 18 points and 6 rebounds, while Hrvoje Peric helped with 12 pts. The reigning champion got 18 pts from Marko Tomas and they dropped to 4-2 now.

Darda - Trogir 94-77
Darda celebrated an easy win against Trogir and it is they first victory in Stage Two. Dejan Meznaric (205-F/C-87) was a key player for the hosts with 32 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Luka Drezga (196-G-87) replied with 22 pts in defeat. Both teams have 1-5 now.

Cedevita - Zabok 91-75
Marino Bazdaric (197-G/F-78) came up with 26 points and 5 rebounds to lead Cedevita against Zabok. Jermaine Anderson (188-G-83, college: Fordham) and Tomislav Petrovic added 12 points each in this victory. On the other side, Ante Krapic had 20 points and 9 boards. Cedevita 4-1, Zabok 2-4.

KK Zagreb CO - Svjetlost 114-89
Zagreb drained 114 points against Svjetlost and of course that was enough for comfortable victory. Damir Mulaomerovic (195-G-74, agency: FCM) and Luka Zoric (211-C/F-84) combined 44 points, 8 rebounds and 10 assists for the hosts. Fran Pilepic responded with 24 points in defeat. Zagreb 4-1, Svjetlost 1-5.

Play-out
Kastela - Dubrovnik 105-99 OT
OT win for Kastela, who got 25 points and 5 rebounds from Ljubo Samadan (208-C/F-83). Stjepan Tesija (205-F-89) scored 19 and Andro Anzulovic added 16 points in this victory. For the visiting side, Filip Kruslin netted 23 points.

Borik - Dubrava 85-76
Borik grabbed this one mostly owing to Ive Ivanov (201-C-85), who drained 22 points. Teo Petani (190-G-88) followed him with 18 points and 5 rebs, while Ivo Pavic added 12 points and 8 boards. Domagoj Basic was on fire in loss with 27 points.

Sibenik - KK Split 81-80
Sibenik won in thriller against Split 81-80, despite 27 points by Zoran Vrkic (200-G-87). The hosts had couple of players in a game mood with Petar Males (203-F-72) leading the way with 17 points. Nikola Vladovic secured a great help with 16 pts and 8 boards.



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  CYPRUS   


The battle of the Titans!!! - by Dr. Nasios Orinos
All is well again in 'Apoel land'. The real Apoel showed up in Game 4 and finished the series with 3-1, advancing to the finals.

With Aleksandar Radojevic dominating on both ends of the court, Apoel won the decisive final game of the 2nd semifinal with 66-82.

Playing with emotion, Radojevic scored 21-points and grabbed a bunch of rebounds. This has probably been the best game that Radojevic has had since his landing on the island three years ago. If he continues to play like this he will greatly help his team at the finals.

Apoel will have a difficult job facing Gianoullis under the basket, since he is a very good center. If Apoel continues to involve Aleksandar more in its game, just like it did tonight, it has more chances to win the championship.

After a long time Van dorpe had a very good game. He reminded his old-good self finishing with 18-points.




George 'The Captain' Anastasiades contributed a lot with his passion and very good defense.

Lewis the 'Dragon' Sims had also a very good game adding another 18-points.


At this point we wish to congratulate Etha for being a very good team this year. It has indeed injected the league with more interest and excitement.

Congratulations to Tonis Constantinides for this excellent job.

The two 'Titans', Apoel and Ael will battle at the final. It is expected that the two contenders will offer thrilling moments. Fans expect to see packed arenas and good basketball.

Game 1 will take place on Tuesday at Kition Indoor Arena.

Quarters: 18-26, 38-45, 46-64, 66-82

Etha: Livadiotis 2, Ntountovic 16 (4), Smokrovic 3 (1), Macolumn 6 (2), King 13, Groucovic 3, Papadopoulos 6 (2), Tutt 10, Kaskiris 5, Kasinopoulos 2, Constantinou, Aristotelous.

Apoel: Van Dorpe 18 (1), Sims 18 (1), Dozet, Heath 12 (1), Mokonko 2, Anastasiades 2, Randojevic 21, Atkins 9.



Proteas EKA AEL vs Madisons APOEL for 4th time meet at finals - by Michael Aristidou
After Cyprus league decided to introduce play-off games (period 1983-84) the two teams had reach the finals as opponents three times so far. This is the fourth time they will fight for the title.
In the other three times Proteas EKA AEL Limassol has won the title!!! Those happen in periods 1984-85, 1987-88 and 2006-07. Proteas EKA AEL Limassol celebrate the title winning 3-1, 4-0, and 3-2 correspondence.
As concern how many times the two teams had reached the finals with the play-of system, for Madisons Apoel Nicosia is the 15th time while for Proteas EKA AEL Limassol is the 9th. Madisons Apoel Nicosia had won six of the fourteen other finals and Proteas EKA AEL Limassol has eight out of eight!
For Madisons Apoel Nicosia is the 4th in a row that reaches the finals.



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  CZECH REPUBLIC   


Stats Leaders - NBL
Points Per Game
 Myles MCKAY
  USK Praha
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 23.4
 1. McKay, USK P.23.4 
 2. Smith, BC Kolin16.9 
 3. Thomas, Podebrady16.6 
 4. Hatcher, BK Decin16.5 
 5. Mulligan, BK Decin15.8 
 6. Stuchly, NH Ostrava15.5 
 7. Meno, Basketbo.15.4 
 8. Sarovic, Novy Jicin15.2 
 9. Castleberry, Podeb.15.1 
 10. Hampton, BK Pardu.14.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Tremaine FORD
  USK Praha
  (207-F-86)
  Avg: 11
 1. Ford, USK Praha11.0 
 2. Castleberry, Podeb.9.4 
 3. Meno, Basketbo.9.0 
 4. Burke, NH Ostrava8.1 
 5. Landry, BK Prost.7.3 
 6. Chan, BK Prostejov7.3 
 7. Houska, BK Decin7.0 
 8. Payne, NH Ostrava6.5 
 9. Arnold, BK Pardu.6.3 
 10. Machac, BC Kolin6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Brad JONES
  BC Kolin
  (186-G-85)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Jones, BC Kolin4.8 
 2. Sanders, Novy Jicin4.6 
 3. Mitchell, NH Os.4.5 
 4. Lawrence, BK Prost.4.4 
 5. Carnecky, B&W O.4.3 
 6. Kotas, USK Praha4.2 
 7. Hatcher, BK Decin3.9 
 8. McKay, USK P.3.8 
 9. Vrubl, Basketbo.3.7 
 10. Wright, BK Pardu.3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Eugene LAWRENCE
  BK Prostejov
  (184-G-86)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Lawrence, BK Prost.2.4 
 2. Mitchell, NH Os.2.2 
 3. Kotas, USK Praha2.2 
 4. Wright, BK Pardu.2.0 
 5. Mulligan, BK Decin2.0 
 6. McKay, USK P.1.9 
 7. Meno, Basketbo.1.9 
 8. Sirina, B&W Opava1.8 
 9. Kremen, CEZ N.1.7 
 10. Sanders, Novy Jicin1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Ales CHAN
  BK Prostejov
  (214-C-80)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Chan, BK Prostejov1.7 
 2. Ford, USK Praha1.5 
 3. Walker, Novy Jicin1.4 
 4. Meno, Basketbo.1.3 
 5. Payne, NH Ostrava1.2 
 6. Houska, BK Decin1.0 
 7. Castleberry, Podeb.1.0 
 8. Steffel, Novy Jicin1.0 
 9. Pelikan, Novy Jicin1.0 
 10. Benda, CEZ Nymburk0.9 


Standings - NBL
NBL Standings
 1. CEZ Nymburk 37-3 
 2. Novy Jicin 37-4 
 3. BK Prostejov 33-7 
 4. BK Pardubice 30-12 
 5. BK Decin 26-16 
 6. B&W Opava 17-25 
 7. USK Praha 16-25 
 8. BC Kolin 16-26 
 9. NH Ostrava 12-30 
 10. Podebrady 11-31 
 11. Basketbol Brno 11-31 
 12. Vysehrad 3-39 


NBL Round: 42 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Novy Jicin - USK Praha 94-64
Novy Jicin overcame USK Praha 94:64 as Roman Medek (187-G-87) stepped up with 16 points and Muirhead Corey notched 13. Ford Tremaine collected 19 points and 11 rebounds in the losing case.

BK Pardubice - Basketbol Brno 81-47
BK Synthesia Pardubice is with 30-12 record beating Basketbol Brno 81:47. Marcus Arnold (207-F/C-84, agency: Stanley International, college: Illinois) top-scored for the winners with 17 points and 10 rebounds, while Wright Derek delivered 16. Sedmak Peter ended up with 15 points in the losing case.

BK Prostejov - CEZ Nymburk 71-76
BK Prostejov was beaten by CEZ Nymburk 71:76 at the top game of the Regular Season Round 42. Petr Benda (203-F/C-82, agency: Court Side) paced all the winners with 14 points and Lee Arthur scored 13. Veikalas Benas finished the night with 20 points for the home side.

Vysehrad - NH Ostrava 66-83
Vysehrad lost to NH Ostrava 66:83 as the latter got 12-30 record. Marek Stuchly (196-F-75) poured in 24 points and Palyza Lukas nailed 19. Kysela Jiri responded with 13 points in the losing effort.

Podebrady - BK Decin 61-80
Podebrady lost to BK Decin 61:80 as the latter grabbed 26-16 record. Miroslav Soukup (200-F-82) led the way with 20 points and 7 boards, while Hatcher Wiliam posted 17. Castleberry Stephen ended up with 26 points and 11 rebounds in defeat.

B&W Opava - BC Kolin 92-81
B&W Opava cruised past BC Kolin 92:81 at the Regular Season Round 42. Jakub Blazek (203-F-80) notched 27 points to lead all the winners and Dygryn Ondrej added 18. Smith Terry produced 16 points for guests.



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  D-LEAGUE   


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Mike HARRIS
  Houston R.
  (198-F-83)
  Avg: 27.1
 1. Harris, Rio Grande27.1 
 2. Almond, Springfi.26.8 
 3. Williams, Sioux F.26.4 
 4. Johnson, Sioux F.23.3 
 5. Farmer, Reno B.23.1 
 6. Powell, Albuquerque22.2 
 7. Taylor, Idaho S.21.9 
 8. McLeod, Albuquer.21.8 
 9. Jerrells, Austin T.21.0 
 10. Gee, Austin T.21.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dwayne JONES
  Phoenix Suns
  (211-C-83)
  Avg: 16
 1. Jones, Austin T.16.0 
 2. Dorsey, Rio Grande13.2 
 3. Butch, Bakersfi.12.0 
 4. Johnson, Sioux F.11.2 
 5. Harris, Rio Grande10.4 
 6. Barron, Iowa E.10.2 
 7. Kurz, Ft.Wayne MA10.1 
 8. Benson, Reno B.9.9 
 9. Bryant, Erie Bay H.9.5 
 10. Simpson, Los A.9.5 
Assists Per Game
 Curtis STINSON
  Iowa E.
  (187-G-83)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Stinson, Iowa E.10.8 
 2. Conroy, Rio Grande9.8 
 3. Jackson, Erie B.7.4 
 4. Blalock, Reno B.7.3 
 5. Johnson, Bakersfi.7.1 
 6. Curry, Springfield A.7.1 
 7. Dickau, Ft.Wayne.7.1 
 8. Shakur, Tulsa 66ers6.9 
 9. Gaines, Idaho S.6.9 
 10. Barrett, Idaho S.6.7 
Steals Per Game
 Orien GREENE
  Utah F.
  (193-G-82)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Greene, Utah F.2.5 
 2. Trepagnier, Iowa E.2.4 
 3. Shakur, Tulsa 66ers2.2 
 4. Jackson, Erie B.2.1 
 5. Stinson, Iowa E.2.1 
 6. Robinson, Maine RC2.0 
 7. Robinson, Reno B.2.0 
 8. Robinson, Los A.1.9 
 9. McLeod, Albuquer.1.9 
 10. Jerrells, Austin T.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Kurt LOOBY
  Maine RC
  (208-F/C-84)
  Avg: 4
 1. Looby, Maine RC4.0 
 2. Stiemsma, Sioux F.3.7 
 3. Looby, Albuquerque3.3 
 4. Ajinca, Maine RC3.1 
 5. Simmons, Idaho S.2.9 
 6. Alleyne, Albuquerque2.2 
 7. Benson, Reno B.1.9 
 8. Jones, Austin T.1.8 
 9. Trybanski, Reno B.1.7 
 10. Davis, Maine RC1.6 


Wizards' win puts Toros in deciding game - by Eurobasket News
It took most of the game, but the Dakota Wizards finally found a punch the Austin Toros didn't have a counter for. Because of that, the Toros find themselves in a season-deciding game .

The Wizards opened the fourth quarter with a big run to lift them to a 106-96 win over the Toros in Game 2 of their NBA D-League first-round playoff series. The two sides will play again today to decide the best-of-three series.

'They were tougher than us,' Toros coach Quin Snyder said. 'They were scrappy. We responded at times, but not enough.'

Dakota opened the fourth quarter with a 9-0 run to turn a one-point advantage into a 91-81 lead. That left the Toros playing from behind the rest of the game .

Austin had been able to weather the loss of Dwayne Jones in a 98-96 win in Game 1 on Thursday. However, the absence of Jones, who was signed by the Phoenix Suns March 31 and was the D-League's leading rebounder when he left, was felt Saturday. Dakota outrebounded Austin, 39-33.

Renaldo Major (6'7''-F-82, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Fresno St.) came up with 23 points and 6 rebounds in vicotry. Curtis Jerrells (6'1''-G-87, college: Baylor) replied with 25 pts and 5 assists in loss.


Courtesy of www.statesman.com


Vipers earn 110-94 road win - by Eurobasket News
Rio Grande Valley outscored Reno 29-15 in the final quarter and Antonio Anderson finished a rebound shy of a triple-double as the Vipers knocked off the Bighorns 110-94 at the Reno Events Center Saturday night to take a 1-0 lead in their best-of-three opening round playoff series. It was the first playoff game for both teams, and was the first loss for Reno since the Vipers beat the Bighorns on March 20th 127-113.

The Bighorns and Vipers traded buckets early exchanging the lead four times in the opening quarter. Reno took charge with just over four minutes remaining in the period by going on an 8-0 run to take a 24-16 lead with 2:09 remaining in the opening quarter. The Vipers trailed the Bighorns 27-19 at the end of the first.

With 7:55 remaining in the second quarter Richie Frahm knocked down a three-pointer from the right wing to give the Bighorns a 42-31 lead, their largest of the game. On the next possession the Vipers comeback began as Anderson's three-point play began a 17-5 run for the Vipers that gave them a 48-47 lead with 4:05 remaining in the second period. The Vipers led 57-56 at the end of the first half.

The third quarter was all about establishing position and trying to sustain momentum. The Vipers and Bighorns traded the lead six times and were tied four times throughout the third frame. Ernest Scott gave the Vipers a 68-63 lead with 6:35 remaining in the period. The ensuing possession however, began an 11-0 run, capped off by a DJ Strawberry lay-up to give Reno a 74-68 lead with three minutes remaining in the quarter. The Vipers lead 81-79 entering the fourth.

The final period belonged to RGV. After Reno took an 82-81 lead to start the final period, the Vipers went on a 12-1 run to take a 93-83 lead with 6:15 remaining in regulation. The Vipers led by as many as 18 in the final quarter to cruise to the victory.

Jonathan Wallace (6'2''-G-86, college: Georgetown) led all Viper scorers with 22 points while hauling in seven rebounds and dishing out six assists. Anderson scored 19 with 10 assists and a team high nine rebounds. Will Conroy (6'2''-G-82, agency: ZAG Advocates, college: Washington) scored 17 with 11 assists and five boards. Ernest Scott hit six three pointers for his 18 points, while Stan Asumnu scored 14 off the bench.

Rod Benson (6'10''-F/C-84, college: California) was dominant for the Bighorns as he scored 22 and brought down 20 rebounds, nine offensive, to lead Reno. DJ Strawberry was strong off the bench scoring 19 with five rebounds. Former Viper Desmon Farmer (6'5''-G-81, college: USC) struggled mightily on Saturday as he scored a season low six points on 1-10 shooting in the loss. Doug Thomas also chipped in with 14 points and seven rebounds.


Courtesy of www.oursportscentral.com


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Day 1: Easy wins for Itthad and Gezira - by Sherif Soliman
Day one for the super league finals held last night in Alexandria main hall. Itthad made an easy win over Sporting 83-70.while Gezira kept chasing itthad by crushing Army 20 points. On the other hand , Somouha made a hard win over Zamalek by 4 points to reach point 16 and get closer to book the third place this season for the first time in Somouha basketball history.However,Itthad team and fans hoping to win the third title this season if not losing any game in Alex. to finish it before cairo second round.

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Korisliiga Round: 3 (Quarter-Finals) - by Eurobasket News
Kouvot - Kataja 75-94
Kataja surged ahead in the series versus Kouvot. Sami Lehtoranta (205-C/F-79) fired 31 points and pulled down 14 rebounds to lead Kataja. Kristian Clarkson contributed 25 points for the visitors. Ajene Moye responded with 27 points and 6 rebounds for Kouvot.

KTP - LrNMKY 106-70
KTP coasted into the Korisliiga semifinal. They swept the series against LrNMKY. Eric Washington (192-F/G-74, agency: Interperformances, college: Alabama) scored 31 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead KTP to the decisive third win. Ian Young notched 26 points for the home team. Jouko Jarvinen delivered 17 points and 9 rebounds for LrNMKY. Robert Turner and Akeem Scott nailed 16 points each in the loss.

Pyrinto - Honka 72-71
Pyrinto survived some tense moments late in the encounter to post the second win in the series against Honka. Chris Hester (192-G/F-79, college: E.Washington) scored 20 points to lead the regular season champions. Kenneth Lowe added 16 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for Pyrinto. Carl Elliott responded with 26 points and 7 caroms for Honka.

ToPo - Korihait 84-64
Corey Smith (195-G/F-83, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Vanderbilt) knocked down 21 points and grabbed 6 rebounds to lead ToPo past Korihait into Korisliiga semifinals. Obie Trotter added 16 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists in the victory. Petri Heinonen answered with 18 points and 7 rebounds for Korihait.



Stats Leaders - Korisliiga
Points Per Game
 Ricky HICKMAN
  Namika Lahti
  (190-G-85)
  Avg: 23.7
 1. Hickman, Namika Lahti23.7 
 2. Washington, KTP22.6 
 3. Young, KTP20.6 
 4. Rouse, Namika L.20.2 
 5. Trotter, ToPo19.9 
 6. Wood, Karhu19.8 
 7. Golson, Karhu19.4 
 8. Hester, Pyrinto19.1 
 9. Reid, Korihait19.0 
 10. Lowe, Pyrinto19.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jeremiah WOOD
  Karhu
  (200-F-85)
  Avg: 14
 1. Wood, Karhu14.0 
 2. Vinson, FoKoPo12.4 
 3. McDade, KTP12.2 
 4. Kaunisto, Kouvot10.7 
 5. Stamper, LrNM.10.6 
 6. Williams, Pyrinto10.5 
 7. Kotti, Honka10.2 
 8. Rouse, Namika L.9.9 
 9. Hamm, Salon Vilpas9.9 
 10. Smith, Karhu9.4 
Assists Per Game
 Jeremiah WOOD
  Karhu
  (200-F-85)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Wood, Karhu4.8 
 2. Hickman, Namika Lahti3.8 
 3. Trotter, ToPo3.8 
 4. Gibson, LrNM.3.7 
 5. Burgess, Salon Vilpas3.5 
 6. Young, KTP3.4 
 7. Scott, LrNM.3.4 
 8. Williams, Pyrinto3.3 
 9. Suonio, Namika Lahti3.2 
 10. Sarcevic, Korihait3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Matthew GIBSON
  LrNMKY
  (196-G-84)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Gibson, LrNM.3.1 
 2. Trotter, ToPo3.0 
 3. Hickman, Namika Lahti2.4 
 4. Scott, LrNM.2.3 
 5. Golson, Karhu2.2 
 6. Shiloh, Kouvot2.1 
 7. Wood, Karhu2.1 
 8. Turner, LrNM.2.0 
 9. Belser, Honka1.9 
 10. Bradford, Kataja1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Tyray PEARSON
  ToPo
  (201-F-80)
  Avg: 0.9
 1. Pearson, ToPo0.9 
 2. Clarkson, Kataja0.8 
 3. Shiloh, Kouvot0.7 
 4. Moye, Kouvot0.7 
 5. Chones, Kataja0.7 
 6. Stamper, LrNM.0.7 
 7. Hudson, Korihait0.7 
 8. Stewart, FoKoPo0.6 
 9. Champion, FoKoPo0.6 
 10. Hickman, Namika Lahti0.6 


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Stats Leaders - ProA
Points Per Game
 Derrick OBASOHAN
  Hyeres-Toulon
  (199-F-81)
  Avg: 19.9
 1. Obasohan, Hyeres-T.19.9 
 2. Spencer, Le Mans18.3 
 3. Roberson, Stras.17.9 
 4. Vassallo, Paris-.17.3 
 5. Banks, Orleans17.0 
 6. Gray, Chalon16.8 
 7. Chatfield, Rouen16.0 
 8. Greer, Nancy15.7 
 9. Schilb, Chalon15.5 
 10. Traore, AS.15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mouhamed SENE
  Hyeres-Toulon
  (213-C-86)
  Avg: 12.2
 1. Sene, Hyeres-Toulon12.2 
 2. Issa, Vichy11.3 
 3. Nsonwu, Roanne9.0 
 4. Greer, Nancy8.9 
 5. Falker, Cholet8.0 
 6. Edwards, Grave.8.0 
 7. Terrell, Hyeres-T.7.5 
 8. Gray, Chalon7.1 
 9. Akpomedah, Grave.7.0 
 10. Slaughter, Nancy6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Kareem REID
  Vichy
  (178-G-75)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Reid, Vichy7.5 
 2. Everett, Chalon6.8 
 3. Rogers, Rouen6.4 
 4. Greer, Nancy6.1 
 5. Neitzel, Chalon5.3 
 6. Pierce, Hyeres-T.5.3 
 7. Sciarra, Orleans5.1 
 8. Heurtel, Strasbourg5.1 
 9. Woodside, Gravelines4.8 
 10. Tchicamboud, Nancy4.8 
Steals Per Game
 John LINEHAN
  Cholet
  (175-G-78)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Linehan, Cholet2.7 
 2. Everett, Chalon2.1 
 3. Flowers, Vichy2.0 
 4. Issa, Vichy1.9 
 5. Greer, Nancy1.9 
 6. Rogers, Rouen1.8 
 7. Mims, Roanne1.8 
 8. Gomez, Poitiers1.7 
 9. Ball, Paris-Levallois1.7 
 10. Melody, Vichy1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Mouhamed SENE
  Hyeres-Toulon
  (213-C-86)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Sene, Hyeres-Toulon2.6 
 2. Issa, Vichy2.3 
 3. Akpomedah, Grave.1.7 
 4. Badiane, Poitiers1.6 
 5. Slaughter, Nancy1.5 
 6. Falker, Cholet1.4 
 7. Fazekas, Dijon1.3 
 8. Akingbala, Nancy1.3 
 9. Simon, Strasbourg1.2 
 10. Darden, Strasbourg1.2 


Stats Leaders - ProB
Points Per Game
 Jason SIGGERS
  Lille
  (187-G-85)
  Avg: 18.3
 1. Siggers, Lille18.3 
 2. Davis, Charleville17.7 
 3. Gipson, Pau-Lacq.16.7 
 4. Dunn, Maurienne16.7 
 5. Mohammed, Limoges16.6 
 6. Ingram, Clermont16.3 
 7. Huertas, Fos Ouest16.1 
 8. McKenzie, St Va.16.0 
 9. Gay, Fos Ouest15.8 
 10. Downey, Nantes15.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Luc-Arthur VEBOBE
  Antibes
  (203-F-80)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Vebobe, Antibes10.5 
 2. Giles, Nantes9.4 
 3. Bing, Clermont8.3 
 4. Lovedale, Quimper8.2 
 5. McClark, Bourg8.1 
 6. Calasan, Charleville7.8 
 7. McKenzie, St Va.7.8 
 8. McHugh, Quimper7.4 
 9. Mathis, Evreux7.4 
 10. Melicie, Brest7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Philippe DA SILVA
  Evreux
  (192-G-79)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Da Silva, Evreux8.1 
 2. Downey, Nantes7.4 
 3. Taylor, Le Portel6.5 
 4. Kerckhof, Antibes6.0 
 5. Mullins, Bourg5.9 
 6. McIntosh, St Va.5.8 
 7. Gipson, Pau-Lacq.5.8 
 8. Cisse, Fos Ouest5.0 
 9. Dunn, Maurienne5.0 
 10. Ingram, Clermont4.9 
Steals Per Game
 Sami DRISS
  Bordeaux
  (196-G-82)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Driss, Bordeaux2.8 
 2. Riley, Nanterre2.7 
 3. Craven, Boulazac2.6 
 4. Periac, Bordeaux2.2 
 5. Siggers, Lille2.2 
 6. Denave, St Vallier2.2 
 7. Da Silva, Evreux2.2 
 8. Dunn, Maurienne2.1 
 9. Mullins, Bourg2.1 
 10. McKenzie, St Va.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Moussa BADIANE
  Maurienne
  (205-C-81)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Badiane, Maurienne1.8 
 2. Williams, Bordeaux1.8 
 3. Ford, Limoges1.7 
 4. Gay, Fos Ouest1.7 
 5. Owona, Bordeaux1.6 
 6. Taccoen, Lille1.1 
 7. Gouez, Lille1.0 
 8. N''Diaye, Le Portel0.9 
 9. Badiane, Nanterre0.9 
 10. McCord, Limoges0.9 


ProA Round: 26 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Le Havre - Paris-Levallois 66-84
Paris-Levallois cruised past Le Havre on the road to reach 14th victory of the season. Angel Daniel Vassallo (198-G/F-86, college: Virginia Tech) shined for the guests with 18 points and 5 assist, Lamont Hamilton (208-F-84, college: St.John's) added 13 points and 12 boards, while Adolphe Michel Jean-Baptiste helped with 12 pts in this victory. The hosts (8-18) got 26 points from Victor King.

Cholet - Chalon 85-58
Cholet stays No.2 in the league with 19-7 record. Last night, Cholet was too strong for Chalon getting 20 points and 5 rebounds from Kevin Seraphin (205-F/C-89). Marcellus Sommerville (200-F-82, college: Bradley) and Antywane Robinson (8 rebs, 6 as) added 11 points each. In Chalon (10-16), Taj Gray shined with 20 points and 14 rebs.

Hyeres-Toulon - Le Mans 78-88
Le Mans celebrated 20th victory of the season to stay on top of ProA standings. Marc Salyers (205-F-79, college: Samford) came up with 26 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists, while Dewarick Spencer (193-G-82, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: Arkansas St.) helped with 20 points and 7 rebs. Pierre Pierce replied with 14 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists for Toulon (12-14).

Rouen - ASVEL 87-80
The last ranked Rouen handed 87-80 loss to ASVEL for 7-19 score (same as Dijon). Shawnta Rogers (162-G-76, college: George Washington) was a key player for the hosts as he drained 29 points (5 of 6 from behind the arc). For the reigning champion (11-15), Ali Traore (207-C-85, agency: Beo Basket, college: S.Idaho JC) collected 19 points and 5 rebs.

Vichy - Strasbourg 74-69
12-14 for Vichy and 8-18 for Strasbourg after this game. Brent Petway (203-F-85, college: Michigan) shined for the hosts with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Visitors got 14 points from Thomas Heurtel (188-G-89).

Orleans - Gravelines 73-67
Home win for Orleans, who joined Gravelines with 17-9 score (same as Roanne). Ludovic Vaty (206-C-88, college: Moraine Valley CC) led Orleans with 19 points and 8 rebounds. Cedrick Banks (190-G-81, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: Ill.-Chicago) secured a nice help with 15 pts and 6 assists. For the guests, J.K. Edwards had 15 points and 10 rebs.

Dijon - Poitiers 86-76
Dijon is still alive as they handed 86-76 loss to Poitietrs. Sean Marshall (198-G/F-85, college: Boston Coll.) top-scored for the hosts with 19 points, but their best player last night was Stevan Milosevic (211-C-85, agency: Interperformances), who had monster double-double of 17 points and 19 rebounds. Rasheed Wright replied with 18 pts in defeat. Dijon 7-19, Poitiers 13-13.

Roanne - Nancy 87-79
Uchenna Nsonwu (208-F/C-78, agency: Beo Basket, college: Wyoming) scored 20 points and grabbed 5 rebounds to lead his Roanne against Nancy. David Noel (198-G/F-84, college: N.Carolina) followed Nsonwu with 17 points, 6 boards and 5 assists. Ricardo Greer shined in loss with 20 points and 19 rebs. Roanne 17-9, Nancy 16-10.


ProB Round: 29 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Maurienne - Pau-Lacq-Ort. 80-86
Another win for Pau-Lacq-Orthez, who continues to dominate in ProB (25-4). Teddy Gipson (193-G/F-80, college: Arkansas) came up with 19 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists in this victory, while Slaven Rimac (195-G-74) added 18 pts. Moussa Badiane had 15 points and 5 rebounds for the home side.

Limoges - Bordeaux 71-53
The second ranked Limoges got 17 points from Alhaji Mohammed (192-G-81, agency: Edge Sports, college: Louisville) in this victory. Aurelien Salmon (205-F-87) had 14 points and 16 rebounds, while Raphael Desroses added 13 pts and 9 rebs. In the loosing squad, Jose Olivero collected 22 points and 5 rebs. Limoges 20-9, Bordeaux 8-21.

Lille - Antibes 74-61
Jason Siggers (187-G-85, college: Albany) scored 18 points to lead Lille to 18th victory of the season. Frederic N'Kembe (192-G-75) had 14 and Akim Defoe added 13 points in this win. On the other side, Antibes (11-18) got 14 points and 12 boards from Frederic Adjiwanou.

Le Portel - Evreux 82-87
18th victory of the season for Evreux, who got 24 points and 5 rebounds from James Mathis (199-F/C-84, agency: Court Side, college: Niagara). Philippe Da Silva (192-G-79) was very close to triple-double in this game as he collected 14 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists. In defeat, Ronnie Taylor collected 28 points and 6 rebs.

Boulazac - Fos Ouest 76-78
Tiny road win for Fos Ouest, who improved to 12-17 in ProB. At the same time, Boulazac dropped to 13-16. Lee Cummard (201-G-85, college: BYU) paced the winning squad with 25 points and 6 rebounds. Errick Craven (188-G-83, college: USC) answered with 15 pts in defeat.

Clermont - Quimper 77-62
11-18 for Clermont and 9-20 for Quimper after this game. William Gradit (197-F-82, agency: Court Side, college: Hill JC) and Justin Ingram (187-G-85, college: Toledo) were the leading players in victory with 27 and 22 points respectively. Steve Smith responded with 19 points for the guests.

Nanterre - Nantes 106-87
Nanterre scored 106 points last night, what was way more than enough for comfortable victory against Nantes. Nate Carter (199-F/C-83, college: Oklahoma) led the hosts with 25 points, while Xavier Corosine (185-G-85) added 3 less. Visitors got 26 pts and 8 assists from Taron Downey. Nanterre 18-11, Nantes 11-18.

Brest - St Vallier 93-79
Brest had couple of players in a game mood against St Vallier with Armand Charles (193-F-83) leading the way with 21 points and 7 rebounds. Gregory Grays (185-G-79, agency: Interperformances, college: Detroit Mercy) was the second scorer in this victory with 14 pts (6 as). Visitors got 16 points and 6 rebs from Jean-Michel Mipoka. Brest 9-20, St Vallier 13-16.

Charleville - Bourg 64-61
Charleville had Chris Davis (196-G/F-80, agency: Court Side, college: N.Texas) with 13 points, Nemanja Calasan with 12 points and 13 rebounds, and Pele Paelay (193-G-84, college: Co.Carolina) who added 11 points last night. Gary Chathuant replied with 14 points and 11 boards in loss. Charleville 12-17, Bourg 18-11.


Cummard's 25 points and 6 rebounds give him ProB Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket
25-year old guard Ronnie Cummard (201-G-85) had amazing game in the last round for Fos Ouest Provence Basket and it's enough to give him Eurobasket ProB Player of the Week award for round 29.
He had the game-high 25 points adding six rebounds andfour assists. His team edged out Boulazac 78-76. The game rather meaningless between the teams, which do not have any influence on the top of standings. Fos Ouest dropped to the 12th position in French ProB league. In the last game Cummard had also remarkable five three-pointers out of 8 attempts. Fos Ouest (#12) is a typical solid league team located somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 12-17 record. Cummard has many years of experience at Fos Ouest and he is getting only better.

Second best performed player last round was Taron Downey (186-G-83) of Hermine Nantes Atlantique. He is an American guard in his first season at Nantes. In the last game Downey recorded impressive 26 points, 2 rebounds and 8 assists. Bad luck as Nantes lost that game 87-106 to higher ranked Nanterre (#7, 18-11). Nantes managed to keep the same 13th spot in the standings. His team is not considered for sure as one of the top ones in the league with just 11-18 record. Downey is a newcomer at Nantes and quickly became the teams's new leader.

Third place about best performers goes to guard Lee Taylor (188-G-81) of ESSM Le Portel Cote d'Opale. He showcased his all-around game by recording 28 points, six rebounds and four assists in the last round. Despite Taylor's great performance Le Portel lost 82-87 to higher ranked Evreux. But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he needs also help of the other players. The last thing Le Portel needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 17 victories and 12 lost games. Taylor has a great season in France. After 29 games he is on the list of league leaders in assists with 6.5apg (3rd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Justin Ingram (187-G-85) of Clermont - 22 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists
5. Aurelien Salmon (205-F-87) of Limoges - 14 points, 16 rebounds and 3 assists
6. William Gradit (197-F-82) of Clermont - 27 points, 4 rebounds and 1 assist
7. Philippe Da Silva (192-G-79) of Evreux - 14 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists
8. Devonne Giles (203-F-83) of Nantes - 25 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Teddy Gipson (193-G/F-80) of Pau-Lacq-Ort. - 19 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists
10. Nate Carter (199-F/C-83) of Nanterre - 25 points and 5 rebounds


French ProA Round 26 best performance: Ricardo Milosevic - by Eurobasket
Serbian center Ricardo Milosevic (211-C-85) had extraordinary performance in the last round for JDA Dijon Bourgogne and he received Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 26.
The 25-year old player recorded triple-double scoring 17 points and adding 19 rebounds, while His team beat Poitiers 86-76. The game rather meaningless between the teams, which do not have any influence on the top of standings. Dijon maintains the 15th position in French ProA. Too late to salvage the team, which is currently ranked #15. They already lost 19 games and recorded just seven victories. Milosevic has many years of experience at Dijon and he is getting only better.

#2 player in last round games was 32-year old an American Stevan Greer (197-F/G-78) of Sluc Nancy Basket Pro. Greer had a very good evening with triple-double of 20 points, 19 rebounds and 3 assists. Bad luck as Nancy lost that game 79-87 to higher ranked Roanne (#4, 17-9). Nancy managed to keep the same 6th spot in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 16-10 record is not bad and everything can still change. Greer is one of the most experiences players at Nancy and has a reputation of team's leader. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 15.7ppg. His other stats are also very impressive: 8.9rpg and 6.1apg.

The third on the list of top players last round was an American forward Marc Salyers (205-F-79) of Le Mans Sarthe Basket. He showcased his all-around game by recording 26 points, six rebounds and five assists in the last round. Salyers was a key player of Le Mans leading his team to an 88-78 win against lower ranked Hyeres-Toulon. Le Mans needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record is 20 victories and 6 lost games. Salyers has a very solid season. In 26 games in France he scored 12.1ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Taj Gray (202-F/C-84) of Chalon - 20 points, 14 rebounds and 1 assist
5. Dylan Page (204-F-82) of Roanne - 16 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Shawnta Rogers (162-G-76) of Rouen - 29 points, 1 rebound and 2 assists
7. Dewarick Spencer (193-G-82) of Le Mans - 20 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Uchenna Nsonwu (208-F/C-78) of Roanne - 20 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Xane D'Almeida (183-G-83) of Dijon - 16 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists
10. Ludovic Vaty (206-C-88) of Orleans - 19 points, 8 rebounds and 1 assist


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The Deutsche Bank Skyliners Allow Predrag Suput To Get Hot And Get Foiled In Their Comeback Attempt In The Last Seconds Losing The 2010 BEKO BBL Cup Final 76-75 To The Brose Baskets Bamberg - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
The comeback attempts by The Deutsche Bank Skyliners this season have been as often and usual as Paris Hilton changing her shoes, Tiger Woods coming up with a new apology for his wife each day, sadly Lindsay Lohan running around drunk as if it was a home work assignment and Mark Mcgrath being mistaken for Ethan Hawke, so with four minutes remaining in the BEKO BBL cup final and the club back 74-63, there was no surprise that they would stage a comeback, but were denied in the last seconds their third club title as The Brose Baskets Bamberg prevailed 76-75. Playing back to back and only having 18 hours to recuperate from the thrilling 61-59 win in the semi final against The Eisbaeren Bremerhaven might of played a toll on the total effort of the team as fatigue was something that couldnt be erased. 'We had no energy today. We gave all our focus yesterday. Our problem is that we have problems starting tough and aggressive against top teams. If we dont do this, it is always difficult to win. There was a perfect atmosphere and I am just very unhappy for the fans. We wanted to give the fans the cup. We will have to win it for them next season', stressed Skyliner assistant coach Engin Gencoglu . Frankfurt has lost the last three games by a total combined score of five points and it was no surprise that the players were disappointed and reserved after the loss. Even captain Pascal Roller (180-G-76) who is not only the best interview partner for the Skyliners, but it sometimes seems like he could start his own school of speech because of his fluid and solid rhetoric was very terse with his answer. 'There isnt to much one can say after a game like this except that we didnt reach our goal of winning the cup', stressed Pascal Roller (180-G-76). For The Brose Baskets Bamberg, it was their first title again since the 2007 BEKO BBL title and for coach Chris Fleming it was his second cup win after the Artland Dragons victory in 2008. 'Each title is different. With Artland, we had been having a consistent season, but with Bamberg this season, we had a tough start and had high expectations and were struggling. But in the last 25 games, we have a 20-5 record, so we have showed that we are a good team and results can be achieved with hard work', warned Chris Fleming .

Even though The Deutsche Bank Skyliners never led in the game, they never gave up and continued fighting back, the game remained exciting and with the NCAA March Madness just having ended and the loud arena and faithful fan support of all teams in the BEKO BBL Cup, it seemed like the March Madness had returned for a weekend to Germany. 'It is hard to rate this game to a certain exciting game, but I would say that you could compare the BEKO BBL Cup to the NCAA tournament with all the different fan groups of the teams rooting on their teams', stated Bamberg coach Chris Fleming . Skyliner Seth Doliboa (203-F-80, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Wright St.) loved the atmosphere as he easily saw how big a difference there was from a regular BEKO BBL game and a cup game. 'This was another typical exciting game and was different from a regular game, because it was a championship game. You could see how much passion was involved in this game and if I had to compare the excitement to a game then I would have to go with my home team the Cavaliers and the Los Angeles Lakers', stressed Skyliner forward Seth Doliboa (203-F-80, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Wright St.). About an hour after the excitement of the game had been over, a new excitement started for the players of Bamberg as they were going back to their team bus and getting celebrated by the fans. Bamberg guard Brian Roberts (188-G-85, agency: Arik Krayn Services) was thrilled with the win carrying a little green frog and having much respect for their teddy bear mascot. 'This was a very exciting game and one of the most exciting games that I have ever played in. The atmosphere was just crazy. The little green frog is from my daughter and it is for good luck and I bring with me wherever we play. Our teddy bear mascot may be soft, but he knows when to get food to be strong. He helped us today eating and being strong for us in this win', added Brian Roberts (188-G-85, agency: Arik Krayn Services).

The atmosphere in the BEKO BBL final in the sold out Ballsporthalle seemed to be a tick higher than in the semi final. As the arena got dark and the players were introduced, one saw the flashing dark blue lights of the necklaces that were blinking all throughout the arena giving a faint reminder of some big city skyline like New York with the glitter bringing an added special flair to the placeMurat Didin (agency: Interperformances ) started Dominik Bahiense de Mello (190-G-85, agency: Pro One Sports) for Frankfurt for a second time as it seemed like he had practiced very well the last week taking the spot from American Grayson Moyer (196-G-86, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Humboldt St.) Frankfurt knew that they could not allow a slow start, but in the first minutes, both teams were on separate pages as The Brose Baskets Bamberg came out with more intensity and right away got Serb forward Predrag Suput (200-F-77, agency: Beo Basket) inserted into the offense. He scored the first five points of the game scoring an open three pointer and then making a lay in as only 33 seconds had elapsed. Frankfurt got on the scoreboard as Derrick Allen (203-F-80, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Mississippi) snuck past the Bamberg defense scoring on the transition. Bamberg continued to run their offense like a clock work going on a 15-5 run. Frankfurt had problems finding their rhythm, Allen was getting the ball in the low post, but was a bit unlucky scoring and the team was living off individual plays. Bamberg continued to get the motor of Suput running as he made a fade away jumper of Seth Doliboa (203-F-80, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Wright St.) and a three pointer. Quantez Robertson (190-G-84, college: Auburn) scored twice on hard penetration moves including a spin dance to the hoop. Suput now took a short rest on offense as now it was time for ex Giessen 46er Anton Gavel (189-G-84, agency: Pro One Sports) to score six unanswered points scoring a nice lay in after a feed from Tibor Pleiss, an off balance jumper and a tip in.

The Brose Baskets Bamberg were leading 20-7 as the Frankfurt faithful Skybembel fans were already getting a sour taste of Freak city basketball. In the last minutes of the first quarter, Frankfurt suffered many unneeded fouls and ex Skyliner Robert Garrett (193-G-77, agency: SportsTalent) silenced the Ballsporthalle except for the corner where the Bamberg fans were with a first quarter buzzer beater hitting a three pointer as Bamberg led 25-12 after 10 minutes. 'It was really important that Bamberg established Predrag Suput (200-F-77, agency: Beo Basket) in the offense quickly. Frankfurt couldnt get their offense going and had too many individual plays', stressed Ratiopharm Ulm coach Mike Taylor. 'We had a bad start and we were unable to control Suput and it hurt even more that he got going', said Pascal Roller (180-G-76). The Brose Baskets Bamberg were shooting 63% from the field and 43% from outside while The Deutsche Bank Skyliners were shooting 33% from the field and 0% from outside. The rebounds were deadlocked at nine, but Frankfurt already had four turnovers and Bamberg only one.

In the second quarter, Murat Didin opted to finally get the Frankfurt inside game established after he had been subbing centers Dragan Labovic (207-C/F-87) Marius Nolte (206-C-81, agency: Limelight Hoops) and Greg Jenkins (206-F/C-82, college: Iona) in frequently, it was Dragan Labovic who drew fouls and even did like a guard stepping up and making a steal and scoring and Pascal Roller (180-G-76) nailed a three pointer bringing Frankfurt back to 20-28. The Frankfurt onslaught continued as Derrick Allen (203-F-80, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Mississippi) hit another three pointer and before any one really realized the team had gone on a 12-3 run to cut the Bamberg lead to 28-24. Bamberg had had a small lull on offense as Frankfurt was contesting many shots, but Bamberg was hitting their open jumpers as John Goldsberry gave Bamberg the 33-26 lead with a three pointer. Captain Pascal Roller (180-G-76) dropped another three pointer cutting the Bamberg lead to 33-29. Frankfurt was threatening on offense, but were too lack luster on defense as Bamberg found ways to get to the line as Suput and Elton Brown (206-F/C-83, agency: Elfus-Siegel Management (ESM), college: Virginia) got fouled inside. Bamberg was able to get away a bit again and lead 40-30 with a Suput three pointer. Both teams then traded baskets as Dragan Labovic made a fade away jumper and Suput a beautiful reverse lay up. In the last minute, the emotions of both teams heightened as Aubrey Reese (183-G-78, agency: Interperformances, college: Murray St.) suffered a unsportsmanlike and technical foul and Elton Brown (206-F/C-83, agency: Elfus-Siegel Management (ESM), college: Virginia) a technical foul, but it didnt really matter since The Brose Baskets Bamberg led43-32 at half time. 'Frankfurt had more intensity in their game and were settling in their offense. The Roller three pointers were big', added Ratiopharm ulm coach Mike Taylor. The Brose Baskets Bamberg were shooting 50% from the field and 43% from the three point line while The Deutsche Bank Skyliners were shooting 45% from the field and 43% from the three point line. Frankfurt had the 16-14 rebound edge, but seven turnovers while Bamberg had only four.

The Brose Baskets Bamberg came out fresh from the intermission going on a 5-0 run as Mr everything Beckham Wyrick (198-F-83, agency: Pro One Sports, college: NC-Wilmington) blocked Labovic and then sprinted out to the corner and made a jump shot, and Anton Gavel (189-G-84, agency: Pro One Sports) nailed a three pointer. Frankfurt then responded with their own 5-0 run as Derrick Allen (203-F-80, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Mississippi) made a lay up over Pleiss and Aubrey Reese (183-G-78, agency: Interperformances, college: Murray St.) made a three pointer to cut the Bamberg lead to 48-37. Bamberg extended their lead to 52-37 with Mark Worthington free throws and a Pleiss shot hard to the glass over Labovic. Frankfurt had suffered some untimely turnovers, but Jimmy McKinney (192-G-83, agency: Strategic Sports, college: Missouri) and Derrick Allen (203-F-80, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Mississippi) missed key lay ups. Frankfurt had gas in their tank on offense as Mckinney hit a three pointer, but the offense of Bamberg continued to be solid that if the inside was closed, then they went outside and continued to hit their shots with consistency as Anton Gavel (189-G-84, agency: Pro One Sports) dropped a three pointer for the 55-42. Bamberg center Elton Brown (206-F/C-83, agency: Elfus-Siegel Management (ESM), college: Virginia) made a spin move and basket and Allen a free throw as The Brose Baskets Bamberg led 58-44. Frankfurt was unable to get some consecutive stops as the Bamberg offense was very versatile and they always found ways to score which Frankfurt couldnt turn off. 'Our game flow was better, but we were still stagnant and giving up easy baskets', said Ohio native Seth Doliboa (203-F-80, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Wright St.). The Brose Baskets Bamberg were shooting 46% from the field and 40% from the parking lot while The Deutsche Bank Skyliners were shooting 35% from the field and 36% from the parking lot. Frankfurt was leading the rebound battle 27-24 and both teams had eight turnovers.

In the fourth quarter, The Deutsche Bank Skyliners gave The Brose Baskets Bamberg a first taste of a first mini comeback by starting with a 6-0 run as Derrick Allen (203-F-80, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Mississippi) got the ball in the low post went to the hoop and scored with a mini hook shot, Reese then made a three pointer and Doliboa a free throw cutting the Bamberg lead to 58-50. Bamberg finally got out of their funk and went on a 4-0 run doing damage inside as Elton Brown (206-F/C-83, agency: Elfus-Siegel Management (ESM), college: Virginia) made a lay up and Suput made a nice fake and move around De Mello as Bamberg led 62-52 again. Brown made a turn around shot over Greg Jenkins (206-F/C-82, college: Iona) and Gavel a three pointer as Bamberg had another big 67-52 lead and slowly bringing the Skyliner faithful back to reality about the possibilities of a loss creeping slower. Dragon Labovic sometimes takes too many three pointers than needed for a big man, but who will complain when the team is down by 15 points when he hits one. Reese then followed with a jumper cutting the Bamberg lead to 68-57. Frankfurt still seemed far far away from ever finding the lead, but giving up was not in their mind frame. After a Suput jumper from the wing, Allen followed with a lay in and Labovic with a lay up after getting a pretty pass from Mckinney as Frankfurt trailed only 70-61.

Seth Doliboa (203-F-80, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Wright St.) had fouled out, but Frankfurt kept pushing, but Bamberg wasnt making life easy. After a Labovic lay in over Suput, Roller came down with his classic pull up jumper, but was surprised as Brian Roberts (188-G-85, agency: Arik Krayn Services) came out of no where with a block leading to a jumper from him as Bamberg led 74-63. The time and point score brought back memories to the away game in MBC as Frankfurt came back to win. 36 minutes had elapsed, but Frankfurt still had energy and started their comeback as Reese scored and then Super Tez Robertson made a steal and lay up as Frankfurt only trailed 74-67. After a Bamberg stop, captain Pascal Roller (180-G-76) once gain showed why he is the teams most reliable shooter as he nailed a three pointer as Frankfurt only trailed 74-70. Suput then missed two free throws giving Frankfurt another golden opportunity to score with a minute left as Jimmy McKinney sprinted down the court and scored on a lay up cutting the Bamberg lead to 74-72. Frankfurt had a 28-16 quarter point lead at this point. Frankfurt then fouled Suput, but this time he hit both shots. Bamberg led 76-72 and with less than 20 seconds, Frankfurt came back on offense and Reese hit an open three pointer as Frankfurt trailed only 76-75 with four seconds. Bamberg quickly made a long in bounds pass and Frankfurt didnt get the ball back thus losing by one point. 'We had good looks in the comeback and they missed more shots. We had the momentum, but ran out of time', stressed Seth Doliboa (203-F-80, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Wright St.). 'Frankfurt never gave up at the end. We were not so strong with the ball and suffered turnovers and were fortunate to win at the end', commented Brian Roberts (188-G-85, agency: Arik Krayn Services). 'We gave good hustle at the end, but it simply wasnt enough against a top team like Bamberg', warned Engin Gencoglu . 'We always believed that we could win the game even as Frankfurt was coming back. We stayed confident and got the job done', stated Bamberg coach Chris Fleming .

The Brose Baskets Bamberg were led by Predrag Suput (200-F-77, agency: Beo Basket) with 26 points, eight rebounds and three assists. Anton Gavel (189-G-84, agency: Pro One Sports) chipped in with 13 points and four assists. Elton Brown (206-F/C-83, agency: Elfus-Siegel Management (ESM), college: Virginia) added 12 points and four rebounds. The Deutsche Bank Skyliners were led by Dragan labovic with 20 points and four rebounds. Derrick Allen (203-F-80, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Mississippi) chipped in with 16 points and six assists. Aubrey Reese (183-G-78, agency: Interperformances, college: Murray St.) added 14 points, three rebounds and five assists.

The Deutsche Bank Skyliners never led in this 2010 BEKO BBL final and lost with only one point. If one dissects the stats, one quickly comes to the conclusion how one could have lost this game. Frankfurt never led, but their stats werent worse then their opponent Bamberg. Frankfurt shot 44% from the field and Bamberg only 46%. Frankfurt shot 41% from outside and Bamberg 36%. Frankfurt won the rebounding duel 38-32 and had only eight turnovers while Bamberg had 10. If there were any reasons to how Frankfurt could have lost this game despite the better stats then it is assistant coach Engin Gencoglu . 'On defesne, we let up easy points in the paint. We also were unable to stop Suput at the start. We let him get going and we were behind until the end', stressed Engin Gencoglu . On Monday April 12th, all of Freak city will be in the Jako arena at 18:00 to celebrate the Bamberg title and for some players it was their first win. 'This is my first title and its a great feeling. We have a great group of guys and I hope that there will be more to come', warned Brian Roberts (188-G-85, agency: Arik Krayn Services). It is never easy losing to the Brose Baskets Bamberg, but what is worse when they win by one point on your home court in a title game. The comeback was a highlight in the game, but in the end no one will remember the comeback, but moreover the cup win by Bamberg. 'The comeback was great. We showed again the strength and moral of team, but in the end it doesnt matter if we lost by one point or 10 points, because we lost the title and that is all that counts', stressed Pascal Roller (180-G-76). Frankfurt is currently in 8th place and have teams like the Artland Dragons, MBC Wolves and EnBW Ludwigsburg breathing down their necks and have four games remaining where three will be real tough. Now Frankfurt will have to show their character in staying in the playoffs boundry. The Deutsche Bank Skyliners host BG Goettingen onApril 18th at 17:00.



Standings - Pro B
ProB Standings
 1. SOBA Dragons 25-3 
 2. Herten 22-6 
 3. Wuerzburg B. 20-8 
 4. Ehingen 19-9 
 5. Franken Hexer 19-9 
 6. Weissenhorn 15-13 
 7. TSV Troester 14-14 
 8. Bayer Giants 13-15 
 9. Stahnsdorf 13-15 
 10. SU Medien 13-16 
 11. Rist-Wedel 12-16 
 12. Dt.Bank SKY II 11-18 
 13. Wolfenbuettel 10-18 
 14. Vechta 10-18 
 15. L.Baeren 6-22 
 16. Speyer 3-25 


Stats Leaders - 2.Bundesliga
Points Per Game
 Emmanuel HOLLOWAY
  Hannover
  (188-G-86)
  Avg: 21.9
 1. Holloway, Hannover21.9 
 2. Kepkay, ETB W.21.5 
 3. Jeka, Cuxhaven19.8 
 4. Hodges, Heidelberg19.6 
 5. Baxley, Braves19.4 
 6. Dorris, Cuxhaven18.7 
 7. Roessler, Karlsruhe18.5 
 8. Burleson, Heidelberg18.1 
 9. Brooks, Kirchheim17.6 
 10. Wachalski, Osnab.17.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Alonzo HIRD
  Langen
  (206-F-83)
  Avg: 11.1
 1. Hird, Langen11.1 
 2. Smallwood, Braves9.5 
 3. Richardson, Karls.9.2 
 4. Black, Karlsruhe9.1 
 5. Baker, Osnabrueck8.9 
 6. Maras, B.Muenchen8.6 
 7. Rastatter, Chemn.8.4 
 8. Chones, ETB W.7.8 
 9. Jackson-W., Jena7.6 
 10. Ferguson, Noerdlin.7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Whit HOLCOMB-FAYE
  Braves
  (185-G-84)
  Avg: 8.4
 1. Holcomb-Faye, Bra.8.4 
 2. Bynum, Crailsheim5.6 
 3. Jeka, Cuxhaven5.5 
 4. Watson, Noerdlin.5.1 
 5. Holloway, Hannover5.0 
 6. Zazai, Freiburg4.9 
 7. Harrelson, Osnab.4.6 
 8. Burleson, Heidelberg4.5 
 9. Kepkay, ETB W.4.4 
 10. Brooks, Kirchheim4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Emmanuel HOLLOWAY
  Hannover
  (188-G-86)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Holloway, Hannover2.4 
 2. Dorris, Cuxhaven2.3 
 3. Zazai, Freiburg2.1 
 4. Brooks, Kirchheim2.1 
 5. Burleson, Heidelberg2.0 
 6. Scott, Kirchheim1.9 
 7. Hunter, Freiburg1.9 
 8. Hodges, Heidelberg1.9 
 9. Slack, Hannover1.7 
 10. Johnson, Chemnitz1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Anthony SLACK
  Hannover
  (202-F/C-84)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Slack, Hannover2.2 
 2. De Michael, Kirchheim1.8 
 3. Schoo, Hannover1.5 
 4. Hill, Jena1.4 
 5. Fuller, Cuxhaven1.3 
 6. Maras, B.Muenchen1.3 
 7. Seward, Bayreuth1.0 
 8. Buse, Osnabrueck1.0 
 9. Smallwood, Braves0.9 
 10. Roquette, Freiburg0.9 


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Stats Leaders - A1
Points Per Game
 Josh CHILDRESS
  Olympiakos
  (203-G/F-83)
  Avg: 16.4
 1. Childress, Olympiakos16.4 
 2. Erceg, Panionios15.9 
 3. Arnold, Perister.15.3 
 4. Kleiza, Olympiakos15.2 
 5. Gregory, PAOK15.1 
 6. Green, AEK15.0 
 7. Harris, VAP K.14.7 
 8. Monroe, PAOK14.7 
 9. Kaimakoglou, Marou.14.7 
 10. Massie, Olimpia L.14.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Christophe MASSIE
  Olimpia L.
  (206-F-77)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Massie, Olimpia L.10.7 
 2. Francis, AEK7.9 
 3. Bryant, Panionios7.4 
 4. Papadopoulos, PAOK7.3 
 5. Carter, Ilysiakos7.1 
 6. Arnold, Perister.6.7 
 7. Homan, Marousi BC6.6 
 8. Dozier, VAP K.6.3 
 9. Vougioukas, Panellin.6.0 
 10. Bourousis, Olympiakos6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Dimitris DIAMANTIDIS
  Panathinaikos
  (196-G-80)
  Avg: 4.9
 1. Diamantidis, Panath.4.9 
 2. Teodosic, Olympiakos4.5 
 3. Karidas, Ilysiakos4.4 
 4. Lukas, Marousi BC4.3 
 5. Dickel, Trikalla4.2 
 6. Green, AEK4.0 
 7. Vasiljevic, VAP K.3.8 
 8. Papaloukas, Olymp.3.7 
 9. Spanoulis, Panath.3.6 
 10. Hammonds, Perister.3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Vonteego CUMMINGS
  Ilysiakos
  (192-G-76)
  Avg: 2
 1. Cummings, Ilysiakos2.0 
 2. Lukas, Marousi BC2.0 
 3. Collins, Kavala/P.1.8 
 4. Nikolaidis, AEK1.6 
 5. Katsares, Trikalla1.6 
 6. Green, Olimpia L.1.6 
 7. Green, AEK1.5 
 8. Dickel, Trikalla1.5 
 9. Hammonds, Perister.1.5 
 10. Diamantidis, Panath.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Ian VOUGIOUKAS
  Panellinios
  (212-C/F-85)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Vougioukas, Panellin.1.6 
 2. Harissis, VAP K.1.1 
 3. Benton, Ilysiakos1.0 
 4. Homan, Marousi BC1.0 
 5. Mavroidis, Marou.0.9 
 6. Bourousis, Olympiakos0.9 
 7. Carter, Ilysiakos0.8 
 8. Fotsis, Panathinaikos0.8 
 9. Childress, Olympiakos0.7 
 10. Dozier, VAP K.0.7 


Standings - A1
A1 Standings
 1. Panathinaikos 22-1 
 2. Olympiakos 19-3 
 3. Marousi BC 16-7 
 4. Panellinios 15-8 
 5. VAP Kolossos 14-9 
 6. PAOK 12-11 
 7. Peristeri GS 11-11 
 8. Aris 11-12 
 9. Panionios 9-14 
 10. AEK 8-15 
 11. Kavala/Panor. 7-16 
 12. Trikalla 6-17 
 13. Ilysiakos 6-17 
 14. Olimpia L. 4-19 


A1, Round 23 review: PAO stays No.1 with almost perfect score - by Eurobasket News
Olympiakos - AEK 84-53
Olympiakos had an easy job against AEK staying the second ranked team in the league with 19-3 score. Josh Childress (203-G/F-83, college: Stanford) came up with 20 points for just 14 minutes on the court last night. Sofoklis Schortsanitis (206-C-85) had 17 and Ioannis Bourousis added 12 pts in this victory. Periklis Dorkofikis and Prodromos Nikolaidis answered with 17 and 16 points in defeat. Their AEK dropped to 8-15.

PAOK - Peristeri GS 82-67
12-11 for PAOK and 11-11 for Peristeri after this game. Kenny Gregory (197-G/F-78, college: Kansas) shined for the hosts with 20 points and 7 rebounds. Tomas Delininkaitis (192-G-82, agency: Interperformances) followed with 17, while Chris Monroe added 14 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Clifford Hammonds replied with 17 pts in defeat.

Aris - Olimpia L. 81-55
Aris destroyed Olimpia for 11th victory of the season. Andrew Betts (216-C-77, college: Long Beach St.) shined for the winners with 17 points and 9 rebounds. Nikos Hatzivrettas (195-G-77) was the second scorer with 13 pts. On the other side, Olimpia (4-19) got 11 pts from Demond Greene and Ioan Papachristos.

Kavala/Panor. - Panellinios 77-73
Kavala celebrated valuable home win against Panellinios staying alone on 11th place with one victory more than Trikalla and Ilysiakos. Dragan Ceranic (212-C-76, agency: Beo Basket) nailed 15 points for just 13 minutes on the court, Milton Palacio (190-G-78, college: Colorado St.) had 14 and Miroslav Rajcevic added 13 points, plus 5 boards. Panellinios (15-8) got 18 pts from Kosta Charalampidis.

Panathinaikos - Panionios 102-84
Panathinaikos stays No.1 in the league with almost perfect 22-1 record. Nikola Pekovic (210-C-86, agency: Beo Basket) shined for the Greens with 17 points and 7 rebounds, and he spent just 17 minutes on the court. Antonis Fotsis (210-F-81) scored 15 points and grabbed 5 rebs, while Milenko Tepic added 12 points in this victory. Panionios (9-14) got 19 pts from Tyrese Rice.

Marousi BC - VAP Kolossos 71-75
VAP Kolossos surprised Marousi on the road getting 21 points and 5 rebounds from Lans Harris (196-G-84, college: Kansas St.). Sasa Vasiljevic (183-G-79, agency: Beo Basket) secured a nice help adding 13 points and 6 rebounds. Stevan Nadjfeji collected 18 points and 7 rebs in defeat. VAP Kolossos 14-9, Marousi 16-7.

Ilysiakos - Trikalla 81-73
Ilysiakos grabbed very important win against Trikalla joining them on 12th place with 6-17 record. Stelios Ioannou (200-F-87) led the hosts with 15 points, while Vonteego Cummings (192-G-76, college: Pittsburgh), Sakis Karidas and Nikos Chatzis followed him with 12 points each. On the other side, David Young delivered 24 points.


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PromotieDivisie Scores Round 22: 4 Playoffs tickets punched but who's #1? - by Terry Cooper
Round 22 put the finishing touches on what teams will play in the Final Four. Teams are now playing the final rounds to determine what seed they have and who they will play in the semifinals. Red Giants secured the final spot by winning at home against Z&Z2 87-75 while Amsterdam2 went 1-1 on back to back games losing to GOBA at home 86-83 but winning at VBC Akrides 63-73. GOBA also completed their two-game weekend winning over Amstedam2 as well as defeating Punch at home 75-54. Mark Bevers (190-G-86) and BV Rooi won convincinly over Binnenland 86-78 while MSV log.in won their final home game of the season over BV Hoofddorp 93-75. De Groene Uilen won convincinly over Landstede2 78-65 while High Five had the week off. Two rounds remain for most teams in the league and the only separation for teams 1-4 are points to determine who is 1st and who's 4th. It's going to be amazing who will finish at the top. Stay Tuned...

Round 22 Scores:

Amsterdam2 - Goba 83-86
VBC Akrides - Amsterdam2 63-73
Red Giants - Z&Z2 87-75
BV Rooi - Binnenland 86-78
Goba - Punch 75-54
Landstede2 - Groene Uilen 65-78
MSV Log.in - BV Hoofddorp 93-75



Danny Gibson, Most Valuable Player of the FEB - by Fred Roggen
ZZ Leiden point guard Danny Gibson (180-G-84, agency: Rasmussen Services, college: S.Indiana) was crowned Most Valuable Player of the FEB. The award ceremony took place after the All*Star Game in Amsterdam. The traditional game was won by the team of the South stars, 103-105. For the winning team added Kees Akerboom (200-F-83, agency: Court Side) 22 points. MVP of the All Star game have become: Kees Akerboom

Most Valuable Player (MVP):
Danny Gibson (ZZ Leiden)

All Star Team:
Danny Gibson (ZZ Leiden),
Ronny LeMelle (196-G-81, agency: R.H.Consultancy, college: Auburn) (ZZ Leiden),
Kees Akerboom (EiffelTowers Den Bosch),
Patrick Hilliman (206-F/C-82, agency: R.H.Consultancy, college: High Point) (Rotterdam) en
Matt Haryasz (210-C-84, college: Stanford) (GasTerra Groningen).

Coach of the year:
Toon Van Helfteren (ZZ Leiden)

Rookie of the year:
Mohammed Kherazzi (ABC Amsterdam)

MVP under 23:
Jessey Voorn (193-G-90, agency: R.H.Consultancy) (ABC Amsterdam)

Referee of the year:
Karel Kraaijeveld

The three-point contest was won by:
Rod Earls (188-G-85, agency: Court Side, college: Tulsa)

All Star Gala 2010
North (coach Marco van den Berg )
Starters:
Danny Gibson
Matt Bauscher (188-G-85, agency: 540 Sports)
Rein Van der Kamp (202-F-79, agency: R.H.Consultancy)
Seamus Boxley (201-F-82, college: Portland St.)
Matt Haryasz

Bench:
Alton Mason (190-G-77, agency: Stanley International, college: Arizona St.)
Todd Hendley (206-F-84, agency: Pro One Sports, college: NC-Wilmington)
Monta McGhee (202-F-79, college: Lewis)
Jayme Miller (205-F-85, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management)
Robby Bostain (194-G/F-84, college: Furman)
Tim Blue (205-F-84, college: Middle Tenn.St.)
Darryl Monroe (201-F-86, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management, college: George Mason)
Ronny LeMelle

South (coach Eric Braal )
Starters:
Torey Thomas (180-G-85, agency: Interperformances, college: Holy Cross)
Arvin Slagter (190-G-85)
Kees Akerboom
Patrick Hilliman
Peter Van Paassen (211-C/F-78, agency: Court Side, college: St.Bonaventure)

Bench:
Brandon Griffin (202-F-82, agency: R.H.Consultancy, college: SE Missouri St.)
Dean Oliver (180-G-78, college: Iowa)
Elijah Palmer (201-F-81, agency: Court Side, college: Duquesne)
Bobby Davis (198-F-87, agency: 540 Sports, college: USC Upstate)
Daniel Jones (200-F-79, agency: R.H.Consultancy)
Markel Humphrey (198-F-87, college: Marshall)
Anthony Richardson (201-F-83, agency: 540 Sports, college: Florida St.)
Jesse Kimbrough (183-G-82, college: Jacksonville)



Stats Leaders - Eredivisie
Points Per Game
 Danny GIBSON
  ZZ Leiden
  (180-G-84)
  Avg: 18.9
 1. Gibson, ZZ Leiden18.9 
 2. Palmer, Upstairs.18.1 
 3. Thomas, M.Magix17.2 
 4. Boxley, ZZ Leiden17.1 
 5. Monroe, DeFriesl.16.5 
 6. Haryasz, GasTerra.16.3 
 7. Hendley, Landstede15.8 
 8. Calhoun, EclipseJet15.5 
 9. Sanders, EclipseJet15.1 
 10. LeMelle, ZZ Leiden14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Patrick HILLIMAN
  Rotterdam
  (206-F/C-82)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Hilliman, Rotterdam10.2 
 2. Palmer, Upstairs.9.3 
 3. Haryasz, GasTerra.9.0 
 4. McGhee, ZZ Leiden8.5 
 5. Ellis, GasTerra F.8.3 
 6. Gordon, Landstede8.1 
 7. Monroe, DeFriesl.7.9 
 8. Beasley, Eiff.Tow.7.7 
 9. Griffin, Giants7.5 
 10. de Randamie, Eclip.7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Torey THOMAS
  M.Magix
  (180-G-85)
  Avg: 7
 1. Thomas, M.Magix7.0 
 2. Oliver, Eiff.Towers5.5 
 3. Porter, Upstairs.5.0 
 4. Bostain, GasTerra.4.6 
 5. Bauscher, GasTerra.4.3 
 6. Gibson, ZZ Leiden4.2 
 7. Defares, Giants4.2 
 8. Moore, DeFriesland4.1 
 9. Blackwood, DeFriesl.4.0 
 10. Slagter, Giants3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Torey THOMAS
  M.Magix
  (180-G-85)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Thomas, M.Magix2.9 
 2. Rodgers, EclipseJet2.6 
 3. Dourisseau, GasTerra.2.6 
 4. Bauscher, GasTerra.2.6 
 5. Bostain, GasTerra.2.4 
 6. de Randamie, Eclip.2.4 
 7. Flowers, M.Magix2.3 
 8. Mason, EclipseJet2.3 
 9. Ellis, GasTerra F.2.1 
 10. Oliver, Eiff.Towers2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 James HUGHES
  M.Magix
  (211-C-83)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Hughes, M.Magix1.8 
 2. Hilliman, Rotterdam1.5 
 3. Haryasz, GasTerra.1.4 
 4. Boxley, ZZ Leiden1.2 
 5. Slor, ZZ Leiden1.1 
 6. Sanders, EclipseJet1.0 
 7. Porter, Upstairs.1.0 
 8. Kuijper, ZZ Leiden0.8 
 9. Richardson, Eiff.Tow.0.8 
 10. Williams, Landstede0.7 


Standings - Promotie Divisie
Prom.Divisie Standings
 1. Amsterdam 2 17-5 
 2. MSV 16-6 
 3. Binnenland 16-6 
 4. Red Giants 15-7 
 5. Goba 13-10 
 6. Leiden 2 11-10 
 7. Hoofddorp 10-11 
 8. Punch 10-12 
 9. Groene 9-12 
 10. BV Rooi 9-12 
 11. Akrides 8-15 
 12. High Five 4-17 
 13. Landstede 2 3-19 


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Standings - A Division
A Division Standings
 1. ZTE KK 24-2 
 2. Atomeromu 19-7 
 3. Kormend 19-7 
 4. Szolnok 19-7 
 5. Albacomp 17-9 
 6. Falco 15-11 
 7. Kecskemeti 13-13 
 8. Soproni 13-13 
 9. Kaposvari 11-15 
 10. Marso-Vagep 10-16 
 11. PVSK Pannon 9-17 
 12. Dombovar 9-17 
 13. Salgotarjani 3-23 
 14. Debreceni 1-25 


A Division Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Winsome FRAZIER
  Falco
  (193-G/F-82)
  Avg: 23.8
 1. Frazier, Falco23.8 
 2. Horvath, Falco21.3 
 3. Doyne, Marso-Vagep21.2 
 4. Farmer, Debreceni21.0 
 5. Watson, ZTE K.19.0 
 6. Brooks, Soproni18.6 
 7. Walker, Dombovar18.4 
 8. Lee, Albacomp18.3 
 9. Rice, Szolnok18.1 
 10. Sitku, Marso-Vagep18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ousmane BARRO
  Szolnok
  (208-F-84)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Barro, Szolnok11.3 
 2. Horvath, Falco10.4 
 3. Davis, Salgotarjani9.5 
 4. Scott, Kormend9.0 
 5. Knight, Soproni7.9 
 6. Wilson, ZTE K.7.5 
 7. David Vay, PVSK P.7.3 
 8. Clark, Atomeromu6.7 
 9. Lee, Albacomp6.7 
 10. Nuhanovic, Debre.6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Laszlo KALMAN
  Falco
  (186-G-72)
  Avg: 8.4
 1. Kalman, Falco8.4 
 2. Simon, Albacomp7.0 
 3. Kelley, Szolnok6.3 
 4. Hinnant, ZTE K.6.0 
 5. Savic, Debreceni5.9 
 6. English, Atomeromu4.9 
 7. LaGrange, Dombovar4.7 
 8. Dejon, Kaposvari4.7 
 9. Thomas, Kormend4.6 
 10. Mayfield, Salgotar.4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Gytis SIRUTAVIACIUS
  Salgotarjani
  (195-F-83)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Sirutaviaciu., Salgot.3.7 
 2. Frazier, Falco3.4 
 3. Dejon, Kaposvari2.9 
 4. Lee, Albacomp2.8 
 5. English, Atomeromu2.6 
 6. Wittmann, Kecsk.2.6 
 7. Clark, Atomeromu2.5 
 8. Ames, PVSK P.2.4 
 9. Cubela, Dombovar2.3 
 10. LaGrange, Dombovar2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 DuJuan WILEY
  Marso-Vagep
  (206-C-75)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Wiley, Marso-Vagep1.6 
 2. Hendlein, Kaposvari1.4 
 3. Clark, Atomeromu1.3 
 4. Barro, Szolnok1.3 
 5. Nuhanovic, Debre.1.1 
 6. Scott, Kormend1.1 
 7. Walker, Dombovar1.1 
 8. David Vay, PVSK P.1.1 
 9. Sitku, Marso-Vagep1.0 
 10. Horvath, Falco1.0 


Hungarian A Division Round 26 best performance: Michael Lee - by Eurobasket
American forward Michael Lee (206-F-86) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Albacomp-UPC Szekesfehervar, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for the last rounf of regular season.
The 24-year old player was the main contributor (23 points, six rebounds) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Dombovar 103-90. Albacomp maintains the 5th position in Hungarian A Division making it to the play-offs. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Albacomp will need more victories for the play-off stage. In the team's last game Lee had a remarkable 78.0% (!!!) from field. He turned to be Albacomp's top player in his first season with the team. Michael Lee is in league's top in points (8th best: 18.3ppg), rebounds (9th best: 6.7rpg), steals (2.8spg) and FGP: 60.1%. He averages also 6.7rpg.

The second best player in last round's games was 26-year old Croatian Ivan Cubela (201-F-84) of Planet Leasing Dombovar KC. Cubela had a very good evening with 29 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists. Bad luck as Dombovar lost that game 90-103 to the higher-ranked Albacomp (#5, 17-9). This loss caused Dombovar to drop to 11th position in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 9-17 record. Cubela is a newcomer at Dombovar, but is already the team's top player.

Third on the list of top players last round was American forward Larry Welton (196-F-85) of Kaposvari KK. Welton scored 19 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Despite Welton's great performance Kaposvari lost 71-95 to the higher-ranked Albacomp. But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other temmates. The chances of Kaposvari ranking at the top of the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 15 games, recording just eleven victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Welton could bring Kaposvari's position much higher in the standings. Welton has a very solid season. In 25 games in Hungary he scored 16.2ppg. He also has 4.6rpg and FGP: 63.8%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Kyle Wilson (206-F-83) of ZTE KK - 13 points, 13 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Matija Ceskovic (192-G-81) of Kaposvari - 22 points, 1 rebound and 4 assists
6. Michael Lee (206-F-86) of Albacomp - 20 points, 6 rebounds and 1 assist
7. Velibor Radovic (202-F/G-72) of Albacomp - 20 points, 2 rebounds and 4 assists
8. George Banks (202-F/C-72) of Albacomp - 15 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Ferenc Csirke (183-G-76) of Dombovar - 15 points, 1 rebound and 10 assists
10. Akos Horvath (194-G/F-81) of Atomeromu - 20 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists


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IBL's Albany Patroons beat the Battle Creek Knights 127 to 115 to move to 2-0 on the season - by Trask Frost
In their second regular season game, the Albany Legends defeated the Battle Creek Knights by a final score of 127-115. Leading Albany was former Indiana University center Deandre Thomas with 24 points. Following behind Thomas was Kenny Satterfield, former Denver Nugget, with 23 points. In the losing effort, Everett Spencer led the Knights with 36 points. William Hampton also added 20 and 9 for the Knights. The Legends progress to 2-0 and are back at home again Monday night when they face the same Battle Creek Knights in the final of a three game home stand versus the Knights.

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Snaefell takes the lead - by Siggi Hjorleifsson
In front of packed KR Gym sold out Snaefell took the lead in play-offs semifinals against KR with a 81-77 win.
Exciting and close game from first second of the game. Hard battle all over the floor when players were diving on the floor for a loose ball.
Snaefell leading at halftime 40-35.
KR starting strong in second half and took the lead but Snaefell fight back and did have more control late in the game and shooting better on a crucial moments, both from the floor as well as from Free throw line.
On monday Snaefell can make it to play-offs final if they win on home court.
Leading scorers for KR. Morgan Lewis 29. Finnur Magnusson 13
For Snaefell. Hlynur Baeringsson (200-F-82) 19 + 15 boards. Martins Berkis 15. Jon Jonsson 14.



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SohrabNejad and Veissi ; New Iranian Players of Mahram ... - by Mohammad Ahmadi
Mahram Club, Champion of Iran Superleague in 2009-2010 signed Hamed Sohrabnejad (206-C/F-83) and Saman Veisi (190-G-82) for Asian Club Championship 2010.

Hamed Sohrabnejad was playing in Mahram for years and left this team before season 2009-2010 because of Iranian NT Players Limitation (each team could have only 3 NT players and Samad Nikkhah Bahrami, Mehdi Kamrani and Hamed Afagh were three NT players of Mahram) and joined Gorgan Club.

Saman Veisi also have signed with Gorgan Club for season 2009-2010 and played for them after his injury got fixed. ' I will not come back to Gorgan for next season because they didn't pay me completely ', Saman Veisi said.

Mahram is the First chance of Championship in Asian Club Championship 2010 and they are looking for World Club Championship Tournament.

Mahram will have a Preparation Camp in Turkey at the end of April.



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SerieA Round: 25 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Montepaschi - Vanoli CR 83-70
Montepaschi registered the 24th win at the tournament as they edged Vanoli Cremona in Siena. Ksistof Lavrinovic (210-C-79) tallied 17 poins and 11 rebounds for the hosts. Terrell McIntyre added 13 points for the defending champions. Vanoli responded with 19 points and 6 boards from Troy Bell.

CS Bologna - NGC Cantu 76-80
NGC Cantu upset CS Bologna on the road. Jerry Green (191-G-80, college: Cal-Irvine) scored 17 points to lead the visitors to the 16th win in the season. Maarten Leunen added 12 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Petteri Koponen delivered 19 points for Bologna in defeat.

Armani MI - Air AV 74-63
Armani Jeans held off Air Avellino in Milan. Massimo Bulleri (188-G-77) scored 16 points to lead the charge. Marco Mordente added 15 points in the victory. Cenk Akyol responded with 13 points in the losing case.

Angelico BI - Sigma Coat. 76-73
Angelico Biella posted the 10th win in the season as they toppled Montegranaro. Joe Smith (193-G-77, agency: Priority Sports, college: Al.-Huntsville) fired 24 points to lead the effort. Pietro Aradori produced 15 points for the home team. Antonio Maestranzi provided 20 points, 6 boards and 6 steals in the loss.

Cimberio VA - NSB Napoli 120-57
Varese cruised past Napoli as Ronald Slay (203-F-81, college: Tennessee) tallied 31 points and 14 boards. Nicolo Martinoni added 26 points and 14 rebounds in the 11th win for the hosts. Riccardo Ciavarroni responded with 19 points for Napoli.

Pepsi Caserta - Benetton TV 90-66
Pepsi Caserta spoiled Bobby Dixon debut for Benetton. The hosts cruised past the Treviso outfit for the 16th win. Timothy Bowers (188-G-82, college: Mississippi St.) nailed 20 points to lead Caserta. Ebi Ere and Fabio Di Bella delivered 17 points each in the win. Alessandro Gentile replied with 23 points for Benetton.

Banca Tercas - Lottomatica 79-89
Lottomatica earned a road win over Banca Tercas. Ibrahim Jaaber (187-G-84, college: Pennsylvania) scored 18 points to lead the visitors. Kennedy Winston added 16 points for Lottomatica. Drake Diener responded with 19 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists for Teramo. Guiseppe Poeta and Bobby Jones had 14 points each in the losing effort.

Carife FE - Scavolini PS 73-85
Scavolini recorded the 10th win in the season as they upset Carife Ferrara on the road. Michael Hicks (193-G-76, college: Texas A&M - C.C.) provided 21 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists for Scavolini. Dusan Sakota knocked down 16 points in the winning effort. Sharrod Ford responded with 19 points and 10 rebounds for Ferrara.



Lega2 Round: 27 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Aget IM - Edimes PV 68-83
Aget Imola surrendered against Edimes Pavia at home court. Joseph Forte (193-G-81, agency: JEMsports, college: N.Carolina) exploded with 27 points to pace the visitors. Bernard Volcic added 14 points and 9 caroms for Edimes Pavia. Trent Whiting was responsible for 22 points, 8 assists and 4 boards in the loss.

Enel Brindisi - Carmatic PT 95-68
Enel Brindisi cruised past visiting Carmatic Pistoia. Giuliano Maresca (191-G-81) scored 22 points to lead the effort. Omar Thomas and Joseph Crispin provided 17 points each for the winners. Simone Berti responded with 14 points for Carmatic Pistoia.

Riviera Solare - Miro Radici VI 75-80
Vigevano snatched a road success against Rimini Crabs. Jermaine Boyette (188-G-78, agency: SportsTalent, college: Weber St.) finished with 22 points, 6 steals, 5 boards and 5 assists in the win. Jason Williams added 21 points, 10 rebounds and 6 steals for Vigevano. German Scarone answered with 19 points and 7 boards for Rimini Crabs.

Snaidero UD - Fastweb CM 64-63
Snaidero nipped Fastweb Casale behind 19 points from CC Harrison (194-G-76, agency: Court Side, college: N.Carolina St.). David Brkic added 18 points in the 16th win for the Udine team. Nicholas George accounted for 14 points and 7 rebounds for Fastweb Casale in defeat.

A.B. Latina - Scafati Basket 82-89
Scafati stole a road win over A.B. Latina. Phil Goss (186-G-83, agency: Lanshire Group, college: Drexel) and Rick Apodaca notched 26 points each to lead the visitors. Roberto Chiacig added 13 points and 16 boards in the 12th win for Scafati. Pavel Bosak knocked down 19 points to lead A.B. Latina.

Umana Reyer - Prima Veroli 81-62
Alvin Young (191-F-75, college: Niagara) knocked down 25 points and made 9 steals to lead Venezia past Prima Veroli. Kristaps Janicenoks delivered 22 points and 6 caroms in the 10th win for Umana Reyer. Afik Nissim and Dontaye Draper replied with 12 points apiece in the loss.

UCC Casalpus. - Fileni Jesi 77-75
Casalpusterlengo narrowly prevailed against visiting Fileni Jesi. Marcus Hatten (186-G-80, college: St.John's) accounted for 23 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists and 5 steals for the hosts. Troy Ostler added 20 points in the victory. Keith Waleskowski responded with 19 points and 9 rebounds for Fileni Jesi.

Trenkwalder - Banco Sard. 83-81
Trenkwalder narrowly defeated Banco Di Sardegna in the battle of the second and third teams of the season. Robert Hite (188-G-84, college: Miami (FL)) exploded with 33 points and 7 rebounds to lead the Reggio Emilia team. Nicolo Melli and Giorgio Boscagin provided 9 points each in the win. Jason Rowe responded with 25 points for Banco Di Sardegna.



Best players of Italian SerieA round 25 - by Eurobasket
American Ronald Slay (203-F-81) had an amazing evening in the last round for Cimberio Varese and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 25.
The 29-year old forward recorded a double-double scoring 31 points and adding fourteen rebounds, while his team outclassed the worst team in the league NSB Napoli with 63-point margin 120-57. The game was not the highest importance and did not have significant influence on the top of the standings. Cimberio VA maintains the 10th position in Italian SerieA. Cimberio VA is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 11-14 record. In the team's last game Slay had a remarkable 77.8% from field. He turned to be Cimberio VA's top player in his first season with the team.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was another Cimberio Varese's star - young international swingman Nicolo Martinoni (201-G/F-89). Martinoni impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 26 points and 14 rebounds. Of course together with Slay he helped Cimberio VA with another comfortable win outscoring the league's outsider NSB Napoli (#16, 0-25) 120-57. Similarly like above, the game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title (Cimberio VA is ranked #10th in the league). His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 11-14 record. Martinoni is well-known by Cimberio VA fans and together with Ronald Slay they already established their positions as the team's leaders.

The third best performed player last round was Panamanian Michael Hicks (193-G-76) of Scavolini Spar Pesaro. Hicks showcased his all-around game by recording 21 points, eight rebounds and four assists in the last round. He was a key player of Scavolini PS, leading his team to a 85-73 win against the lower-ranked Carife FE. The chances of Scavolini PS ranking at the top of the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 16 games, recording just ten victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Hicks could bring Scavolini PS's position much higher in the standings. He has a great season in Italy. After 25 games, Hicks made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 15.9ppg (5th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Joe Smith (193-G-77) of Angelico BI - 24 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Drake Diener (196-G-81) of Banca Tercas - 19 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists
6. Riccardo Antonelli (203-F-88) of Cimberio VA - 16 points, 14 rebounds and 1 assist
7. Sharrod Ford (206-F-82) of Carife FE - 19 points and 10 rebounds
8. Troy Bell (186-G-80) of Vanoli CR - 19 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Ksistof Lavrinovic (210-C-79) of Montepaschi - 17 points and 11 rebounds
10. Alessandro Gentile (198-G/F-92) of Benetton TV - 23 points, 3 rebounds and 1 assist


Robert Hite claims Italian Lega2 weekly honour - by Eurobasket
American Robert Hite (188-G-84) had an amazing evening in the last round for Trenkwalder Reggio Emilia and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Lega2 Player of the Week award for round 27.
The 26-year old guard had the game-high 33 points adding seven rebounds. His team edged out Banco Sard. 83-81. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Trenkwalder maintains the 3rd position in Italian Lega2. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Trenkwalder will need more victories to improve their 17-10 record. In the team's last game Hite had a remarkable 87.5% from field and got five three-pointers out of 10 attempts. He has many years of experience at Trenkwalder, through which he has constantly improved.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 30-year old American guard Marcus Hatten (186-G-80) of UCC Casalpusterlengo. Hatten impressed basketball fans with 23 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists. It was enough for UCC Casalpusterlengo to edge the lower-ranked Fileni Jesi (#13, 10-17) by 2 points 77-75. The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title (UCC Casalpus. is ranked #11th in the league). His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 12-15 record. Hatten is a newcomer at UCC Casalpus. and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become team's real leader.

The third best performed player last round was American Joseph Forte (193-G-81) of Edimes Pavia. Forte scored 27 points and passed four assists. He was a key player of Edimes PV, leading his team to a 83-68 easy win against the higher-ranked Aget IM. The chances of Edimes PV ranking at the top of the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 18 games, recording just nine victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Forte could bring Edimes PV's position much higher in the standings. He has a great season in Italy. After 13 games, Forte made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 20.8ppg (4th best) and assists with 3.9apg (5th best). He also has 3.4spg and and 3PT: 40.7%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Trent Whiting (185-G-76) of Aget IM - 22 points, 4 rebounds and 8 assists
5. Jason Rowe (178-G-78) of Banco Sard. - 25 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Alvin Young (191-F-75) of Umana Reyer - 25 points, 4 rebounds and 1 assist
7. Kristaps Janicenoks (196-F-83) of Umana Reyer - 22 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Troy Ostler (209-F-78) of UCC Casalpus. - 20 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Keith Waleskowski (204-C/F-80) of Fileni Jesi - 19 points and 9 rebounds
10. Nikola Radulovic (207-F-73) of Enel Brindisi - 16 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists


Standings - Lega 2
Lega2 Standings
 1. Enel Brindisi 20-7 
 2. Banco Sard. 18-9 
 3. Trenkwalder 17-10 
 4. Snaidero UD 16-11 
 5. Fastweb CM 16-11 
 6. Prima Veroli 16-11 
 7. Miro Radici VI 15-12 
 8. Carmatic PT 14-13 
 9. UCC Casalpus. 12-15 
 10. Harem SC 12-15 
 11. Aget IM 12-15 
 12. Basket Crabs 12-15 
 13. Umana Reyer 10-17 
 14. Fileni Jesi 10-17 
 15. Edimes PV 9-18 
 16. A.B. Latina 7-20 


Standings - SerieA
SerieA Standings
 1. Montepaschi 24-1 
 2. Armani MI 16-9 
 3. NGC Cantu 16-9 
 4. Pepsi Caserta 16-9 
 5. Sigma Coat. 16-9 
 6. CS Bologna 16-9 
 7. Lottomatica 14-11 
 8. Air AV 13-12 
 9. Benetton TV 12-13 
 10. Cimberio VA 11-14 
 11. Angelico BI 10-15 
 12. Banca Tercas 10-15 
 13. Scavolini PS 10-16 
 14. Vanoli CR 9-16 
 15. Carife FE 8-18 
 16. NSB Napoli 0-25 


Stats Leaders - SerieA
Points Per Game
 Gary NEAL
  Benetton TV
  (193-G-84)
  Avg: 19.4
 1. Neal, Benetton TV19.4 
 2. Grundy, Carife FE17.9 
 3. Aradori, Angelico.16.8 
 4. Ere, Pepsi Caserta16.4 
 5. Hicks, Scavolini PS15.9 
 6. Jackson, Carife FE15.8 
 7. Lavrinovic, Montepas.15.4 
 8. Brown, Air AV14.8 
 9. Bell, Vanoli CR14.7 
 10. Smith, Angelico BI14.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Sharrod FORD
  Carife FE
  (206-F-82)
  Avg: 9.8
 1. Ford, Carife FE9.8 
 2. Brunner, Sigma C.9.4 
 3. Troutman, Air AV8.3 
 4. Williams, Scavolin.8.1 
 5. Wallace, Benetton.7.9 
 6. Jones, Pepsi C.7.8 
 7. Pasco, Angelico BI7.5 
 8. Hall, Armani MI7.3 
 9. Ivanov, Sigma C.6.3 
 10. Rocca, Armani MI6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Dee BROWN
  Air AV
  (185-G-84)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Brown, Air AV5.5 
 2. Green, Scavolini PS5.3 
 3. Poeta, Banca Tercas4.5 
 4. Smith, Angelico BI4.2 
 5. McIntyre, Montepas.4.1 
 6. Finley, Armani MI4.1 
 7. Childress, Cimberio.3.7 
 8. Rowland, Vanoli CR3.6 
 9. Becirovic, Armani M.3.5 
 10. Kus, Benetton TV3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Marques GREEN
  Scavolini PS
  (170-G-82)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Green, Scavolini PS3.5 
 2. Jaaber, Lottomat.3.1 
 3. Troutman, Air AV2.8 
 4. Rowland, Vanoli CR2.8 
 5. Hawkins, Montepas.2.4 
 6. Minard, Lottomat.2.4 
 7. Ere, Pepsi Caserta2.3 
 8. Aradori, Angelico.2.3 
 9. Grundy, Carife FE2.3 
 10. Jones, Pepsi C.2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Sharrod FORD
  Carife FE
  (206-F-82)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Ford, Carife FE3.4 
 2. Eze, Montepaschi1.3 
 3. Crosariol, Lottomat.1.1 
 4. Szewczyk, Air AV1.1 
 5. Pasco, Angelico BI1.0 
 6. Maggioli, CS Bo.0.9 
 7. Lavrinovic, Montepas.0.9 
 8. Giovannelli, NSB N.0.9 
 9. Ortner, NGC Cantu0.9 
 10. Gigli, Lottomatica0.8 


Stats Leaders - Lega2
Points Per Game
 K.C. RIVERS
  Benetton TV
  (196-G/F-87)
  Avg: 24.5
 1. Rivers, A.B. Latina24.5 
 2. Whiting, Aget IM22.0 
 3. Goss, Scafati .21.3 
 4. Forte, Edimes PV20.8 
 5. Young, Umana Reyer20.0 
 6. Kemp, Banco Sard.19.7 
 7. Slay, Carmatic PT19.5 
 8. Crispin, Enel B.18.9 
 9. Adams, Fileni Jesi18.6 
 10. Thomas, Enel Brindisi18.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ndudi EBI
  Riviera Solare
  (206-F-84)
  Avg: 13.8
 1. Ebi, Riviera Solare13.8 
 2. Waleskowski, Fileni J.10.0 
 3. Boykin, Edimes PV9.8 
 4. Smith, A.B. Latina9.8 
 5. Chiacig, Scafati .8.9 
 6. Ezugwu, Aget IM8.5 
 7. Thomas, Enel Brindisi7.9 
 8. Hines, Prima Veroli7.9 
 9. Missere, A.B. L.7.5 
 10. Brkic, Snaidero UD7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Marcus HATTEN
  UCC Casalpus.
  (186-G-80)
  Avg: 4.9
 1. Hatten, UCC C.4.9 
 2. Levin, Fastweb CM4.6 
 3. Rowe, Banco Sard.4.3 
 4. Nissim, Prima Veroli4.0 
 5. Forte, Edimes PV3.9 
 6. Brown, Snaidero UD3.6 
 7. Young, Edimes PV3.4 
 8. Draper, Prima Veroli3.1 
 9. Eldridge, A.B. L.3.1 
 10. Bertolazzi, Miro R.3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Kyle HINES
  Prima Veroli
  (198-F/C-86)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Hines, Prima Veroli3.4 
 2. Forte, Edimes PV3.4 
 3. Young, Umana Reyer3.3 
 4. Hatten, UCC C.3.3 
 5. Goss, Scafati .3.2 
 6. Ebi, Riviera Solare3.2 
 7. Boyette, Miro R.2.9 
 8. Young, Edimes PV2.9 
 9. Draper, Prima Veroli2.8 
 10. Williams, Miro R.2.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Chris PEARSON
  Miro Radici VI
  (207-C-79)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Pearson, Miro R.2.1 
 2. Ostler, UCC C.2.1 
 3. Ebi, Riviera Solare1.7 
 4. Di Giuliomar., Umana R.1.7 
 5. Hines, Prima Veroli1.3 
 6. Valenti, UCC C.1.2 
 7. Melli, Trenkwalder1.0 
 8. Boykin, Fileni Jesi1.0 
 9. Bryan, Enel Brindisi1.0 
 10. Hall, Fastweb CM0.9 


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  JORDAN   


A successful JPL despite the short period, ASU to turn eyes to ACC - by Mohammed Malas
Jo-Basket.com, Amman - The train of the Jordanian Premier League (JPL) have arrived to its last station in a quick journey as ASU Sports Sports Club succeeded to write their name down as the new champion of the Jordanian basketball.

Al Riyadi Club played some nice games and came up in the second place after a fierce challenge with ASU, While Orthodox got the 3rd place after two consecutive wins over the young team Al Wihdat who gave to basketbal in the country some new faces with big potential.

No doubt the this season was the shortest ever in the world and it deserves to enter to Guinness World Records wether from its length (2 weeks!!) or even from the participating teams (4 teams!!) but it stays that things came back to track after a long absence of the came in the last 8 months due to some several reasons.

Zain, The team who controlled the title during the last 5 years, Passed by some tough times and led them to decide to stop the basketball activities for now and no one knows what will happen with them next.

A deserved title
ASU did'nt find any difficulties to snatch what they want, They were the best team in the all the games they played and won in all of them with big range of points.

Wesam Al-Sous (183-G-83) who showed his readiness to play with the national team by getting the MVP award did'nt deny the big help from his teammates esspecially Islam Abbaas, Abdullah Abu Koura, Ahmad Hamarsheh and Eyad Abdeen with the other players in the team.

Al Riyadi showed a high level, The young players in the team got a bigger role this year and one of them was Saif Amer who took the place of the former player Wesam Al-Sous who signed for ASU earlier this season, Issa Kamel deserved to be the team captain this year and did some nice game beside Suni Sakakini and Ali Jamal.

Orthodox was trying to show themselves in a better image but the injuries of Arafat Abu Khadra and the team's giant Ibrahim Bassam forced them to be in this hard situation, But it was a good chance for other players to showup like Hani Al Faraj who was chosen as the most improved player in the league in the addition of Mahmoud Abdeen, Khattab Al Okosh, Laith Al Abdallat and Fuad Nassar.

Al Wihdat, The youngest team in the JPL desreves a big respect from everybody, Big telents showed up and registered their names to be the future later on such as Munir Idais (JPL best young player), Ahmad Shaker, Mohammad Nuwarah, Uwais Jarrar, Moussa Mutlaq, Raed Jibril and Bassam Darraj.

Shuqom: The real begining
Mr. Saeed Shuqom, The president of the temporary committee of the Jordanian Basketball Federation, Confirmed to Al Rai newspaper that the JPL this season was a distinct despite all the difficulties and he considered it as a real start for brining back the old glory of Jordanian basketball.

Mr. Shuqom congratulated ASU Sports club from Management to staff to the players for their big effort in the last period to get a deserved title and he thanked other clubs for the big help they gave to make a successful league.

The national team to continue preperations
After the end of the league, The national team will remain preperations with full power as Wesam Al-Sous (ASU), Islam Abbaas (ASU), Ali Jamal (Al Riyadi), Mahmoud Abdeen (Orthodox) and Ibrahim Bassam (Orthodox) will join their other teammates in trainings with possibility of adding other players in the initial roster esspecially who showed some good level in the league such as Abdullah Abu Koura and Eyad Abdeen (ASU) and Issa Kamel (Al Riyadi).

Najeeb: We're ready for ACC
In a speech to Al Rai Newspaper, Mr. Ahmad Najeeb, The vice president of ASU Sports Club assured that the team is ready for the next Arab Clubs Championship which will be held in Alexandria, Egypt next May.

'We hope to have a quick response to have the chance to sign with high level imports with enough experience', Mr. Najeeb said.

Mr. Najeeb pointed that the team may have a preperation camp outside of Jordan or some friendly games in Jordan to get the right form for challenging in the tournament which will witness participation of 16 from the teams in the Arab World, The tournament regulations allows 3 imports for each team on the court.


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  LUXEMBOURG   


Standings
Diekirch Standings
1-6 places
 1. Etzella 21-4 
 2. T71 19-6 
 3. Amicale 18-7 
 4. Sparta 17-8 
 5. Contern 13-12 
 6. Musel Pikes 10-15 
7-10 places
 1. Residence 12-12 
 2. Soleuvre 8-16 
 3. Racing 3-21 
 4. BBC Nitia 2-22 


Scoring Leaders - DBBL
DBBL OFFICIAL STATS Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
1) Crawford (Zol) 27,59
2) Largent (Rac) 27,48
3) Kennedy (Wal) 26,0
4) Walters (Pik) 24,13
5) Schumacher (T71) 21,48
6) Muller (T71) 21,45
7) Scott (Etz) 21,21
8) Smith (Spa) 21,17
9) Delgado (Etz) 19,81
10) Diederich (Con) 17,75
15 games min
Rebounds Per Game
1) Gary (Con) 14,9
2) Scott (Etz) 12,2
3) Kennedy (Wal) 10,2
4) Walters (Pik) 10,1
5) Depree (Ste) 9,8


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  NABL   


Standings
NABL Standings
 1. Salem S. 2-0 
 2. Tualatin R. 1-0 
 3. Seattle M. 1-1 
 4. Tacoma T. 0-0 
 5. Portland S. 0-1 
 6. Snohomish C. 0-2 


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  NBA   


Saturday's games (8) review - by Eurobasket News
Golde State W. - LA Clippers 104-107
Chris Kaman (7'0''-C-82, college: Cent.Michigan) had 27 points and 10 rebounds, Steve Novak (6'10''-F-84, college: Marquette) hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 2:46 to play, and the Clippers snapped their two-week skid with a 107-104 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night. Baron Davis added 21 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. For the Warriors, Stephen Curry collected 29 points and 9 boards.

Atlanta H. - Washington W. 105-95
Jamal Crawford (6'5''-G-80, college: Michigan) scored 23 of his game-high 28 points in the second half, made his NBA- record 28th four-point play and started the decisive 11-0 run in the fourth quarter in Atlanta's 105-95 victory over Washington on Saturday night. Joe Johnson (6'8''-F-81, college: Arkansas) had 29 and three players followed him with 10 points each. Andray Blatche replied with 24 points, 9 boards and 7 assists in defeat.

Philadelph.76 - Memphis G. 120-101
Marreese Speights (6'10''-F/C-87, college: Florida) scored 22 points, and Philadelphia matched a franchise record with 14 3-pointers in its 120-101 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday night. Jason Kapono (6'7''-F-81, college: UCLA) and Joddy Meeks had 15 and 14 points respectively. Mike Conley top-scored for the Grizzlies with 23 points.

Boston C. - Milwaukee B. 105-90
Paul Pierce (6'7''-F-77, college: Kansas) scored 18 of his 24 points in the second half and the Celtics beat Milwaukee 105-90 on Saturday night without Kevin Garnett (6'10''-F-76, agency: Pro Management Agency), pushing the Bucks around in the process. Ray Allen scored 21 points and Rajon Rondo added 15 pts, plus 10 assists in this victory. John Salmons delivered 21 points for the hosts.

San Antonio S. - Denver N. 104-85
Tim Duncan (6'10''-F-76, college: Wake Forest) had 18 points and 10 rebounds Saturday, leading the San Antonio Spurs to a 104-85 victory over Denver on a night when Carmelo Anthony was ejected for jawing at the officials. Richard Jefferson (6'6''-F/G-80, college: Arizona) had 15 points and 7 boards, while Manu Ginobili also scored 15 pts, but to go with 7 assists. In Denver Nuggets, Chauncey Billups netted 27 points.

Detroit P. - Charlotte B. 95-99
Larry Hughes (6'5''-G-79, college: St.Louis) scored 18 points, D.J. Augustin (5'11''-G-87, college: Texas) hit the go-ahead jumper with just over a minute left, and the Bobcats used their improved depth to hold off the Detroit Pistons 99-95 on Saturday night. Gerald Wallace and Stephen Jackson netted 14 points each. On the other side, visitors got 21 pts and 7 assists from Ben Gordon.

New Jersey N. - Indiana P. 102-115
Troy Murphy (6'10''-F-80, college: Notre Dame) had 25 points and nine rebounds, and Danny Granger scored 16 of his 22 points in the second half, leading the streaking Pacers to a 115-102 victory over the NBA's worst team Saturday night. Roy Hibbert (7'2''-C-86, college: Georgetown) added 16 points and 5 boards. In the loosing squad, Brook Lopez delivered 20 pts.

Dallas M. - Sacramento K. 126-108
Dirk Nowitzki (6'11''-F-78) connected on an array of shots in scoring 39 points, and Kidd had his 105th career triiple-double with 11 points, 13 assists and 10 rebounds to help the Mavericks, rout the struggling Sacramento Kings 126-108. Carl Landry (6'7''-F-83, college: Purdue) shined for the Kings with 30 points and 6 boards.


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Kevin DURANT
  Oklah.City T.
  (206-G/F-88)
  Avg: 30.1
 1. Durant, Oklah.Ci.30.1 
 2. James, Clevelan.29.7 
 3. Anthony, Denver N.28.3 
 4. Bryant, LA Lakers27.0 
 5. Wade, Miami Heat26.5 
 6. Ellis, Golde S.25.5 
 7. Nowitzki, Dallas M.25.1 
 8. Granger, Indiana P.24.4 
 9. Bosh, Toronto R.24.0 
 10. Stoudemire, Phoeni.23.1 
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.11.8 
 4. Lee, New York K.11.8 
 5. Boozer, Utah Jazz11.3 
 6. Gasol, LA Lakers11.2 
 7. Love, Minnesota T.11.0 
 8. Noah, Chicago B.10.9 
 9. Bosh, Toronto R.10.8 
 10. Murphy, Indiana P.10.3 
Assists Per Game
 Steve NASH
  Phoenix Suns
  (190-G-74)
  Avg: 11
 1. Nash, Phoenix Suns11.0 
 2. Paul, N.Orleans H.10.7 
 3. Williams, Utah Jazz10.6 
 4. Rondo, Boston C.9.8 
 5. Kidd, Dallas M.9.1 
 6. James, Clevelan.8.6 
 7. Westbrook, Oklah..8.1 
 8. Davis, LA Clippers8.0 
 9. Arenas, Washingt.7.2 
 10. Harris, New J.6.8 
Steals Per Game
 Rajon RONDO
  Boston C.
  (186-G-86)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Rondo, Boston C.2.4 
 2. Ellis, Golde S.2.2 
 3. Paul, N.Orleans H.2.1 
 4. Curry, Golde S.1.9 
 5. Wade, Miami Heat1.8 
 6. Kidd, Dallas M.1.8 
 7. Ariza, Houston R.1.8 
 8. Davis, LA Clippers1.7 
 9. Iguodala, Philadel.1.7 
 10. Jackson, Charlott.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Dwight HOWARD
  Orlando M.
  (207-F-85)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Howard, Orlando M.2.8 
 2. Bogut, Milwauke.2.5 
 3. Haywood, Washingt.2.1 
 4. Smith, Atlanta H.2.1 
 5. Camby, LA Clippers2.0 
 6. Haywood, Dallas M.2.0 
 7. Dalembert, Philad.1.9 
 8. Andersen, Denver N.1.9 
 9. Perkins, Boston C.1.7 
 10. Gasol, LA Lakers1.7 


Standings
NBA Standings
Eastern Conference
Atlantic Div.
 1. Boston C. 50-30 
 2. Toronto R. 38-42 
 3. New York K. 28-52 
 4. Philadelph.76 27-53 
 5. New Jersey N. 12-68 
Central Div.
 1. Cleveland C. 61-20 
 2. Milwaukee B. 45-35 
 3. Chicago B. 39-41 
 4. Indiana P. 32-48 
 5. Detroit P. 26-54 
Southeast Div.
 1. Orlando M. 57-23 
 2. Atlanta H. 51-29 
 3. Miami Heat 45-35 
 4. Charlotte B. 43-37 
 5. Washington W. 25-55 
Western Conference
Northwest Div.
 1. Utah Jazz 52-28 
 2. Denver N. 52-28 
 3. Portland TB 49-31 
 4. Oklah.City T. 49-31 
 5. Minnesota T. 15-65 
Pacific Div.
 1. LA Lakers 56-24 
 2. Phoenix Suns 52-28 
 3. LA Clippers 28-52 
 4. Sacramento K. 25-55 
 5. Golde State W. 25-55 
Southwest Div.
 1. Dallas M. 53-27 
 2. San Antonio S. 49-31 
 3. Houston R. 41-39 
 4. Memphis G. 40-40 
 5. N.Orleans H. 36-45 


Shinn negotiating to sell Hornets - by Eurobasket News
New Orleans Hornets majority owner George Shinn is negotiating to sell his stake in the NBA club to south Louisiana businessman Gary Chouest, who has owned 25 percent of the team since 2007, according to a person familiar with the situation.

The person familiar with both men's plans and the anticipated sale, told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday because an agreement has not been signed.

Shinn, a 68-year-old businessman who made his fortune developing a chain of business schools in his native North Carolina, has been either the sole or majority owner of the Hornets since the club's inception in Charlotte in 1988. The club moved to New Orleans in 2002 and three years ago Chouest paid about $62 million for his share of the team.

Chouest is expected to pay about $200 million for Shinn's remaining shares, the person said.

Initially, Chouest's involvement was meant to stabilize a franchise that was returning to New Orleans following a two-year displacement to Oklahoma City following Hurricane Katrina.

Shortly after the current season opened, Shinn revealed that he was diagnosed with prostate cancer, which is now in remission.

Shinn spent most of the season away from the club, getting treatment at Johns Hopkins hospital in Baltimore and recuperating mostly at a home in the mountains of Tennessee.

He returned to New Orleans last month, attending several games in his courtside seats, but did not attend Wednesday night's game against the Charlotte Bobcats.

Now that Shinn is free of cancer, he wants to focus on charitable work aimed at promoting early diagnosis and treatment of the disease, according to the person who discussed his plans with the AP. Shinn also hopes to write an autobiographical book.

Money raised from Shinn's speaking engagements and other fundraising 'will be given back to causes that serve the Lord,' the person said.

Chouest also missed Wednesday's game because he was in Europe on business. He was traveling back to Louisiana on Thursday and could not immediately be reached for comment.

Chouest is a billionaire and owner of Galliano-based Edison Chouest Offshore, a barge and vessel company supporting the offshore oil and gas industry. He and his sons played basketball in their youth and remain passionate about the game. Chouest has been a season ticket holder, with courtside seats, since the Hornets moved to New Orleans.

His takeover would strengthen the Hornets' financial footing and raise the likelihood of the club staying in Louisiana long-term.

The Hornets' current lease allows the club to break its lease at the state-owned New Orleans Arena if average attendance falls below 14,735 during a two-season period.

Attendance this season has averaged just over 15,000 with two home games remaining.

Chouest, among the more influential businessmen in the state, has said his investment in the club was always about keeping it in Louisiana.

Once Chouest takes over, he could have a number of major decisions to make in the offseason.

The Hornets, now 35-44, will miss the playoffs for the first time in three seasons.

Hornets general manager Jeff Bower, who also took over as coach after Byron Scott was fired nine games into the season, has said he enjoyed his first year as an NBA head coach and hopes to remain with the club.

However, Bower and several other Hornets officials have said all decisions regarding the roster and the coaching staff will be reviewed after the regular season.

Because the Hornets missed the playoffs, they will also be in the NBA's draft lottery and may need to acquire a player who can contribute in the front court right away if they hope to return to playoff contention in the Western Conference quickly.

Hornets 6-foot-10 center Emeka Okafor, acquired in a trade that sent 7-1 Tyson Chandler to Charlotte last summer, has struggled defensively against taller, heavier centers and has averaged career lows of 10.3 points and 9.1 rebounds in 29 minutes per game. Peja Stojakovic, plagued by a groin injury, has missed 17 games and has averaged 12.6 points, down from his average of 16.4 two seasons ago, when the Hornets won the Southwest Division.

Meanwhile, 2007 first-round draft choice Julian Wright has been unable to take advantage of several opportunities to start and is back on the bench. He has averaged 3.6 points and 2.1 rebounds in 12.5 minutes per game this season and the Hornets must decided whether to pick up a team option on Wright this summer.


Courtesy of www.nola.com


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  NCAA1   


Charlotte hires Ohio State assistant Alan Major - by Eurobasket News
Charlotte has turned to Ohio State assistant Alan Major to try to get the program back in the NCAA tournament, a person familiar with the decision said on Friday.

Major accepted his first head coaching job a day after interviewing for the job, the person told The Associated Press, speaking on the condition of anonymity because an official announcement has not been made.

The 41-year-old Major replaces Bobby Lutz, the school's winningest coach, who was fired last month after 12 seasons and Charlotte's fifth straight year without an NCAA tournament bid.

Athletic director Judy Rose wouldn't confirm or deny Major's hiring and said she wouldn't comment until a news conference is held. Major didn't immediately reply to an e-mail seeking comment.

Rose said when she announced Lutz's firing that she wanted the new coach to have a 'high energy level' and interviewed a handful of assistants around the country, including Xavier's Pat Kelsey.

She decided on Major, who has spent the past six seasons at Ohio State helping the Buckeyes reach the national championship game in 2007 and a berth in the round of 16 this year before they were upset by Tennessee.

The Indianapolis native also spent three years as an assistant at Xavier under current Buckeyes coach Thad Matta. He graduated from Purdue in 1992, where he was a team manager under Gene Keady, then coached at Pacific and Southern Illinois.

Major will take over a team that went 19-12 last season and returns several key players. However, Charlotte started 18-5 and was alone in first place in the Atlantic 10 before losing seven of its last eight games to miss out on an NCAA or NIT bid.

It led to Lutz's ouster despite his 218-158 record, and Charlotte still owes Lutz $948,000 in base pay for the final four years of his contract unless he gets another head coaching job. The length of Major's contract and his salary weren't immediately available.

After being a routine NCAA tournament participant when it was in Conference USA, Charlotte has struggled to adjust to the Atlantic 10, which it joined in 2005-06 after nationwide realignment.

Matta will have to replace his fourth assistant in the past two years.


Courtesy of http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com


Eldridge rises on NBA draft boards - by Mike Allen
Osiris Eldridge's (6'3''-G-88, agency: N.E.T.) electrifying performance at the Portsmouth Invitational left NBA scouts wondering if Eldridge might sneak his way into the first round of the upcoming NBA draft. The defining moment for Eldridge came just after he was shifted to the point guard position. He came across a high screen, turned the corner, and tomahawked two defenders. Certainly, nobody can doubt that Eldridge has NBA athleticism. But more than that, Eldridge showed he can defend his position at an elite level. Each of the three nights, Eldrdge picked up his guy, causing disruption and frustration. Eldridge does have an inconsistant shot, but still managed to hit 3 threes the last night.

One NBA GM from the Western Conference said, 'This is my first time seeing him, so I had no preconceived notions. This kid is an elite athlete. I look at him as an NBA combo who can guard two positions. On the offensive end, he showed he can be a weapon running the pick and roll. Nobody could stand in his way as he turned the corner. Those who did, probably regretted it. Those dunks were something. I mean, I know it's only two points, but those kind of plays can change the momentum of a game.'

As Eldridge visits NBA teams for individual workouts, his athleticism will likely push his stock. We have him as a certain 2nd rounder, but see him as a possible 1st rounder, depending on how many players enter and subsequently pull out.


Marshall hires ex-Pitt assistant Tom Herrion as basketball coach ... - by Eurobasket News
Tom Herrion was ready to become a head coach again, even if it meant leaving a successful program at Pittsburgh.

The former Panthers associate head coach was introduced as Marshall's new coach Saturday.

Herrion was given a five-year contract. The financial terms weren't immediately released.

He replaces Donnie Jones, who left last month to become Central Florida's coach.

Herrion said he was impressed by Marshall president Stephen J. Kopp's commitment and support for the university's athletes.

'It was clear as day that I needed to be here, that we needed to take this opportunity and to elevate our basketball program,' Herrion said. 'We are here to elevate. I told Dr. Kopp it's not to rebuild, but to continue to restore and build on and elevate the program to greater heights.'

Herrion, 42, spent three seasons on Jamie Dixon's staff. Pittsburgh won the Big East tournament in 2008 and advanced to the NCAA regional finals in 2009.

Before that he went 80-38 in four seasons at the College of Charleston, including a 25-8 record in his first season. He also spent eight years on Pete Gillen's staffs at Providence and Virginia.

Herrion's dogged pursuit of the Marshall job left a lasting impression on athletic director Mike Hamrick.

'He showed a passion that he wanted to be here,' Hamrick said. 'He pursued this job from day one.'

A 1989 graduate of Merrimack, Herrion wasn't Marshall's first choice. Appalachian State's Buzz Peterson said he was offered the Marshall job but the two sides couldn't agree on a contract.

Marshall went 24-10 this season and played in the 16-team CollegeInsider.com Tournament, its first postseason tournament appearance since 1988.

'Our fans are starved for success in basketball,' Hamrick said. 'We're trying to get the Herd nation behind our basketball program. We believe that will happen.'

Hamrick was the AD at East Carolina when he hired Herrion's brother, Bill, as the basketball coach in 1999. Bill Herrion is now the coach at New Hampshire.

Tom Herrion will continue to take part in a rivalry with West Virginia, Marshall's cross-state rival. On Feb. 3 in Morgantown, Herrion was struck under his right eye by a coin that came from the stands. Marshall and West Virginia meet every January in Charleston.

'I can't tell you how thrilled we are to be here,' Herrion said. 'I can't tell you how excited I am to hit the ground running. I can assure you unequivocally how good a job this is in our circle in the landscape of college basketball.'


Courtesy of www.usatoday.com


Favors leaving Georgia Tech to enter NBA draft - by Eurobasket News
Derrick Favors (6'10''-F-91) will leave Georgia Tech after only one season to enter the NBA Draft, he announced Friday.

The 6-foot-10 freshman forward is projected by most services as a top-five pick. When he signed with the Yellow Jackets, most fans and media predicted he would be one and done.

Favors becomes the second key Georgia Tech player this postseason to leave early, following junior forward Gani Lawal. The duo helped the Yellow Jackets reach the ACC championship game and the second round of the NCAA tournament, and their departures leave a big hole in the frontcourt next season.

An Atlanta native, Favors was named ACC rookie of the year after ranking second on the team in scoring (12.4) and rebounding (8.4).


Courtesy of www.newsobserver.com


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  NIGERIA   


NABA Youth Camp to go annual Beneofori - by Olusegun Ikuesan
Coordinator of the just concluded basketball youth camp for kids between ages 10-14 powered by Nigerian American Basketball Association in conjunction with the Lagos State Basketball Association, Beneofori George is delighted with the turn out and conducts of the kids for the 5-Day camp.

The former Nigeria International bears his mind to our correspondent in the closing day of the camp last Friday at the Mobolaji Johnson Sports Centre, Rowe Park that with the turn-out and conducts of the kids he will double his efforts so that the camp will become an annual event. Excerpt:

Your general feeling about the camp?

I am more than satisfied with the positive attitude of the kids who are the main driving force behind the success of the camp, because without them turning out daily there is nothing we can do but their conducts throughout the duration of the camp was excellent.

If I am a parent to one of the kid in the camp I will rally round the organizers by way of moral and financial support so that they can do more because from all indication the kids have really learnt one or two basic fundamental of the game.

I must also commend the various coaches that helped out on a daily basis especially my senior colleagues, coaches such as the former Director of Sports of the Lagos State Sports Council and one of the earliest basketball coaches this state and country produced, Coach Ganiu Otenigbagbe, Coach Agboola Pinheiro and Coach Alabi Adelanwa who came in all the way from Abeokuta to offer his moral support and other coaches who gave their time for the five days, the media must also be commended for a wonderful coverage.

When next should the kids and their parents look forward to another camp?

Oh! With the success of this maiden edition of the camp, the organizers have concluded plans to make the camp an annual event and I believe that our partner The Lagos State Basketball Association will now have the camp as an event in their calendar. So come 2011 we shall be having the second edition of the camp.

We also plan to have another camp this year but not in the mode we just had, the one being planned might incorporate older kids because the general idea to contribute once quota to the development of basketball in Lagos State in particular and Nigeria in general, for some of us basketball is a way of life and we find it hard to go away from it no matter the challenges and our believe is that one should quit complaining and do what he or she can to help the game, the kids and the country.



Onigbongbo LCDA commissions court - by Olusegun Ikuesan
As part of the Lagos State Government effort at focusing on sports development from the grassroot, Onigbongbo Local Council Development Area at the weekend commissions its newly constructed basketball court.

Sitting of the newly build basketball court inside a secondary school (Oregun High School) according to the Executive Chairman of the LCDA, Hon. Idowu Obasa is to further take the game of basketball to the nooks and crannies of the LCDA so as to compliment the good works of the state government.

The building of the basketball court which was the brain-child of the Supervisor for Education in the LCDA, Hon. Taiwo Edoga who is basketball enthusiast is coming at a time the Lagos State Sports Month is about to take the centre stage with basketball as one of the prime sport to be competed for by all the 57 Local Governments and Council Development Areas of the Nigeria Commercial City.

The LCDA Chairman (Obasa) promised that his council will do everything within its resources to put the basketball court to good use by way of sponsoring competitions and clinics among the youths of the Council.

Chairman of Lagos State Basketball Association, Babatunde Ogunade praised the LCDA for dimming it fit to construct the basketball court in Oregun High School.

Onigbongbo LCDA Fliers defeated Police Bombers Rookies team by 34-32 points in an exhibition game to herald the commissioning of the court.



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  PALESTINE   


Standings - Men
PBBA Standings
 1. De La Salle 8-0 
 2. Orthodox R. 6-1 
 3. Catholic A. 6-2 
 4. Ibdaa D. 5-1 
 5. Sarriyet 5-2 
 6. Qalandia 4-3 
 7. Hiteen 4-4 
 8. Terrasanta 3-4 
 9. Al Ahli 3-4 
 10. Ebal 3-4 
 11. Orthodox BJ 2-4 
 12. Bethlehem 2-5 
 13. Orth. Thaq. BS 2-5 
 14. Islami 2-5 
 15. RaI AlSaleh 2-6 
 16. AlAroob YC 1-6 


Its A great time - by Jamal Walker
Thank you to my critics the good the bad the voice that comes with it . I really loved the hate especially from yall that aint even hoopers so why listen to what ya say sorry for my
grammer i am the A (atlanta). thank you for makin me the most commented on player. Im glad u took time out ya busy scheduele to write me a few thangs. I see ya go ahead get ya dissin on did u think i was lone gone, had to go out and show yall how real i was with that round ball. Okay but any way lol lol lol let me get back to this blog.

This past week was a good week. Even though we lost a good part of our team our coach. Other than that this week was good as are all of my weeks that god blessed me to see. Started on a come back trail. We been losing some close games and this week was our rivalry game agains the other team in my city. The team Hiten club they were coming off a big win and one game up on us. The other american here malcom thomas is my boy. We do everything together from workouts, walking threw the city getting lost in strange places and every one asking us how are we doing. To people looking at us like a piece of good meat when we walk down the street. We love it though he is a good guy and a good player that should get some more attention. We started off with some running 3 miles some stadium stairs then some shooting then we split ways to our teams practice. this is the way that we stay better out here on this quest to be the best.

The game was very competitive i got in early foul trouble in the 3rd quarter but my troops stayed in the game my team mate bashir hit a big 3 at the end of the 3rd to put us down one and gave us mommentum going into the 4th. My teammates hit some big shots to keep us in front in the 4th until i came back in the game. We sealed the deal in a big win and ultimate bragging rights as the best team this year in the city of nablus hard luck and good game from the hiten club and my new found friend malcome thomas.Thanks to all the fans of ebal club and my team mates and management for a great week of practice.Thank you my team for playing tough smart and together. IM out for now bout to hit the turkish bath and get ready for tomorrows game stay in wit me i got more to say


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  PARAGUAY   


Olimpia takes the first place - by Gianni Pascucci
In the 5th Round of the 'Top 5 Pro' tornment, Olimpia defeated Deportivo San Jose, 83-75, with Guillermo Araujo (204-C-82) leading the way at 26 pts and Federico Mellone (190-G/F-85) adding 23, while Hector Vairoletto (188-F-87) scored 22 points in San Jose. Thanks to this win, Olimpia reached Libertad at the top of the table, confirming its new status ot top team. In the other game of the round, Felix Perez Cardozo upset Sol de America, 88-85 after an overtime, with Sergio Aceval (180-G-78) scoring 29 pts and Sergio Lopez (189-G/F-86) adding 24 pts. Gustavo Torres (175-G-80) topped all the scorers with 34 points in losing effort.
The standings are now:
1. Libertad 3-1
2. Olimpia 3-1
3. Sol de America 2-2
4. Felix Perez Cardozo 2-2
5. Dep. San Jose 0-4


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  PBL   


PBL: Latest games - by Eurobasket News
Lawton Ft.SC - Buffalo S. 156-101
In a tune-up game for the playoffs, the Lawton-Fort Sill Cavalry defeated the Buffalo Stampede, 156-101 on fan appreciation night at the Koessler Center in Buffalo, NY. Rebounding was a major key in the game, as the Cavalry outrebounded the Stampede by 66-43, resulting in a 30-point advantage in the paint. Brandon Dean (6'2''-G-79, agency: Union Sports, college: Arkansas) led the Cavalry, the highest seed in the upcoming PBL playoffs, with 31 points. Tim Tim Ellis (6'4''-G-81, college: Kansas St.) added 27 and Rashad Woods (6'6''-G/F-86, agency: Union Sports, college: Kent St.) chipped in with 25 off the bench. Corey Herring led the Stampede with 25 points and 9 rebounds. Mike Norwood added 19, and Tihon Johnson had 13 points and 4 steals as their second season ended with a 3-17 record, a two game improvement over the previous year. *Courtesy of www.oursportscentral.com

Rochester R. - Vermont FH 109-97
The Vermont Frost Heaves were defeated tonight by the Rochester Razorsharks by a score of 109 - 97. The loss puts the Frost Heaves record at 11 - 8 on the season and snaps their 7 game winning streak. The loss also locks the Frost Heaves in to the fourth and final playoff spot. The game started sluggish by both teams and the first quarter ended with Vermont holding a 26 - 19 lead. Rochester got hot from behind the 3 point arc in the second quarter dropping in four bombs in a row to get right back in to the game. Rochester took the lead at 33 - 32 with about 8 minutes left in the half and never lost the lead the rest of the game. Vermont managed to tie the game at 82 to end the third quarter, but Rochester dug in and quickly went back up by 12 to start the fourth quarter and at one point held a 19 point lead over the Heaves. Vermont placed 6 players in double figures led by Jared Carter (7'1''-C-87, agency: KMG Sports Management, college: Kentucky) with 18 points and 9 rebounds. Marshall Brown added 16 points followed by Dwuan Rice with 14 points. Ross Demasi had 14 points and Al Stewart (5'10''-G-83, agency: Rice and Rice, college: Drake) and Benson Callier each put in 10. Jerice Crouch (6'0''-G-84, college: Chattanooga) led Rochester with 21 points followed by Glen Dandridge with 20 points and Donielle Davis with 17. Rochester shot 45% from beyond the 3 point arc and Vermont managed a measly 18% from beyond the arc. Vermont gets right back at it tomorrow night in Burlington when they take on the Quebec Kebs at Memorial Auditorium in their final regular season game. Tipoff is at 7:05 and the doors open at 6:00 p.m. *Courtesy of www.oursportscentral.com

Quebec K. - Vermont FH 94-119
Vermont used its tremendous depth Friday night to help bury its disappointment from Thursday's loss and earned a 119-94 Premier Basketball League victory over Quebec in its regular-season finale at Memorial Auditorium. Vermont ends the regular season at 12-8 while Quebec ends at 4-16. The Kebs have been eliminated from playoff contention, while the Frost Heaves' post-season plans remain on hold while the league irons out what it wants to do after allowing Puerto Rico to rejoin the mix. All 11 Frost Heaves scored and grabbed at least one rebound. Al Stewart led the way with 18 points, two assists and three steals. Ross Demasi of Swanton added 17 points, six rebounds and two assists, Jawan Bailey finished with 16 points and nine rebounds, Marshall Brown and Markus Austin both tallied 13 points and Matt Hall chipped in 10 points. The Vermont bench was more than effective, outscoring the Quebec reserves 69-14. The Kebs were paced by Samuel Audet-Sow (6'6''-F-80) 's game-high 25 points and seven rebounds. Jamaal Wise added 24 points and eight rebounds, Brandon Morris had a 16-point, 10-rebound double-double, Jean-Phillipe Morin added 12 points and Charles Fortier chipped in 10 points. *Courtesy of www.timesargus.com



Standings
PBL Standings
 1. Lawton Ft.SC 18-3 
 2. Rochester R. 15-4 
 3. Capitanes 14-3 
 4. Halifax R. 12-7 
 5. Vermont FH 12-8 
 6. Manchester 6-14 
 7. Quebec Kebs 4-15 
 8. Maryland G. 3-17 
 9. Buffalo S. 3-17 


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Larry AYUSO
  Capitanes
  (190-G-77)
  Avg: 22.3
 1. Ayuso, Capitanes22.3 
 2. Sherrill, Maryland.20.9 
 3. Bennett, Halifax R.19.9 
 4. Anderson, Manchest.19.8 
 5. Audet-Sow, Quebec K.19.1 
 6. Wise, Quebec K.19.1 
 7. Robinson, Buffa.18.9 
 8. Bronson, Manchest.18.4 
 9. Jackson, Vermo.18.3 
 10. Mouton, Maryland.18.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Eric CROOKSHANK
  Halifax R.
  (201-F-80)
  Avg: 13.9
 1. Crookshank, Halif.13.9 
 2. Reyes, Capitanes13.8 
 3. Aubry, Capitanes13.2 
 4. Cunningham, Maryland.10.2 
 5. Wise, Quebec K.9.4 
 6. Demasi, Vermont FH9.4 
 7. Ocitti, Manchest.8.6 
 8. Bronson, Manchest.8.3 
 9. Johnson, Rocheste.8.3 
 10. Ross, Buffalo S.8.2 
Assists Per Game
 Anthony ANDERSON
  Manchester M.
  (180-G-81)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Anderson, Manchest.6.8 
 2. Rodriguez, Capit.6.6 
 3. Ervin, Halifax R.6.1 
 4. Bowden, Lawton F.5.8 
 5. Crouch, Rocheste.5.7 
 6. Rice, Vermont FH5.6 
 7. Flegler, Maryland.5.2 
 8. Daniels, Lawton F.4.8 
 9. Sherrill, Maryland.4.6 
 10. Mouton, Maryland.4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Marlin JOHNSON
  Rochester R.
  (193-F-75)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Johnson, Rocheste.2.8 
 2. Bowden, Lawton F.2.3 
 3. Robinson, Buffa.2.2 
 4. Fortier, Quebec K.2.0 
 5. Holmes, Quebec K.1.9 
 6. Mims, Lawton Ft.SC1.8 
 7. Gilchrese, Manche.1.8 
 8. Thomas, Maryland.1.8 
 9. Rice, Vermont FH1.8 
 10. Crouch, Rocheste.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Michael ANDERSON
  Maryland GH
  (213-C-84)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Anderson, Maryland.3.2 
 2. Davis, Vermont FH2.3 
 3. Aubry, Capitanes2.0 
 4. Thomas, Maryland.1.9 
 5. Crookshank, Halif.1.7 
 6. Ocitti, Manchest.1.6 
 7. McKeon, Maryland.1.4 
 8. Mims, Lawton Ft.SC1.3 
 9. Turner, Halifax R.1.3 
 10. Sharpe, Buffalo S.1.2 


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  PORTUGAL   


Standings - Proliga
Proliga Standings
 1. Penafiel 19-3 
 2. Lusitania 18-3 
 3. Barcelos 18-4 
 4. Electrico FC 13-9 
 5. Povoa 11-10 
 6. Sangalhos 11-11 
 7. Galitos FC 10-12 
 8. Angra 9-13 
 9. Seixal 8-13 
 10. Terceira Basket 8-13 
 11. Maia Basket 3-19 
 12. A.Musical 2-20 


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  PUERTO RICO   


Captains rally to beat Caciques - by Luis Ramirez
The Arecibo Captains made an offensive rally late in the 3rd quarter to beat the Humacao Caciques 98-91.

The Caciques had an easy 1st quarter as they were up by 16 points midway thru the quarter, with 5:19 in the quarter John Millsap made a 3 pointer to put the Caciques comfortably in the lead 23-7. The Captains however kept their cool and slowly began to chip away at the lead, they reduced the lead by half as the quarter came to an end 30-22.

In the 2nd quarter, the Caciques once again extended their lead, this time to 15 points as Miguel Berdiel buried a 3 pointer with 3:52 to go in the half, 47-32. Once again the Captains made their offensive run and were behind by 8 points as the half came to an end, 51-43.

In the 3rd quarter the Captains were able to make up the difference and captured the lead with a field goal from Angelo Reyes to put the Captains on top 67-66.

In the 4th quarter, it was the Caciques trailing during the first half of the quarter until Miguel Berdiel tied the game at 79 points with a field goal with 5:38 to go in the game. Larry Ayuso (190-G-77, agency: Global Sports Plaza, college: USC) made 3 free throws to put the Captain in the lead for good.

For Arecibo, Larry Ayuso scored 24 points while Tim Pickett scored 16 points.

For Humacao, Miguel Berdiel scored 34 points followed by James Mays and John Millsap with 14 points each.
This was the only game on tap last night in the BSN.



Standings - BSN
BSN Standings
 1. Bayamon 10-4 
 2. Capitanes 9-3 
 3. Ponce 9-6 
 4. Guaynabo 7-5 
 5. Humacao 7-6 
 6. San German 7-6 
 7. Quebradillas 5-8 
 8. Isabela 5-8 
 9. Santurce 5-8 
 10. Mayaguez 1-11 


Stats Leaders - BSN
Points Per Game
 Alejandro CARMONA
  Mayaguez
  (194-G/F-83)
  Avg: 24.3
 1. Carmona, Mayaguez24.3 
 2. Nailon, Quebradillas21.0 
 3. Dalmau, Bayamon20.5 
 4. Ayuso, Capitanes19.3 
 5. Nailon, Ponce19.2 
 6. Perez, Isabela19.2 
 7. Maye, Mayaguez19.0 
 8. Hickerson, San G.19.0 
 9. Jones, Quebradillas18.5 
 10. Priutt, Isabela18.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Shawn PRIUTT
  Isabela
  (208-C-85)
  Avg: 14.5
 1. Priutt, Isabela14.5 
 2. Traylor, Bayamon10.8 
 3. Dyer, San German10.7 
 4. Reyes, Capitanes10.3 
 5. Narvaez, Ponce9.3 
 6. Aubry, Capitanes9.1 
 7. Collins, Ponce9.0 
 8. Redhage, Quebradillas9.0 
 9. Walker, Guaynabo8.6 
 10. Langhi, Mayaguez8.3 
Assists Per Game
 Christian DALMAU
  Bayamon
  (194-G-77)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Dalmau, Bayamon6.3 
 2. Graham, Mayaguez5.5 
 3. Russell, Quebradillas5.4 
 4. Copeland, San G.5.3 
 5. Cruz, Ponce5.3 
 6. Hatton, Ponce4.8 
 7. Cruz, Capitanes4.2 
 8. Guzman, Guaynabo4.2 
 9. Rivera, Isabela4.1 
 10. Nailon, Ponce4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Ali BERDIEL
  Humacao
  (198-G-83)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Berdiel, Humacao2.4 
 2. Carmona, Mayaguez2.0 
 3. Perez, Isabela1.8 
 4. Mays, Humacao1.7 
 5. Dalmau, Bayamon1.7 
 6. Copeland, San G.1.6 
 7. Mojica, Bayamon1.5 
 8. Rivera, Isabela1.5 
 9. Figueroa, Guaynabo1.4 
 10. Sanchez, Santurce1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Roberto NIEVES
  Santurce
  (194-G-82)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Nieves, Santurce1.4 
 2. Gainous, Santurce1.3 
 3. Reyes, Capitanes1.3 
 4. Russell, Quebradillas1.3 
 5. Priutt, Isabela1.2 
 6. Perez, Isabela1.1 
 7. Nailon, Quebradillas1.0 
 8. Mays, Humacao1.0 
 9. Traylor, Bayamon0.9 
 10. Escalera, Guaynabo0.9 


BSN: Latest games with stats (April 4 - April 10) - by Eurobasket News
Capitanes - Humacao 98-91
The Arecibo Captains made an offensive rally late in the 3rd quarter to beat the Humacao Caciques 98-91. The Caciques had an easy 1st quarter as they were up by 16 points midway thru the quarter, with 5:19 in the quarter John Millsap (198-F-82, college: UTSA) made a 3 pointer to put the Caciques comfortably in the lead 23-7. The Captains however kept their cool and slowly began to chip away at the lead, they reduced the lead by half as the quarter came to an end 30-22. In the 2nd quarter, the Caciques once again extended their lead, this time to 15 points as Miguel Berdiel buried a 3 pointer with 3:52 to go in the half, 47-32. Once again the Captains made their offensive run and were behind by 8 points as the half came to an end, 51-43. In the 3rd quarter the Captains were able to make up the difference and captured the lead with a field goal from Angelo Reyes to put the Captains on top 67-66. In the 4th quarter, it was the Caciques trailing during the first half of the quarter until Miguel Berdiel tied the game at 79 points with a field goal with 5:38 to go in the game. Larry Ayuso (190-G-77, agency: Global Sports Plaza, college: USC) made 3 free throws to put the Captain in the lead for good. For Arecibo, Larry Ayuso scored 24 points while Tim Pickett scored 16 points. For Humacao, Miguel Berdiel scored 34 points followed by James Mays (206-F-86, college: Clemson) and John Millsap with 14 points each. This was the only game on tap last night in the BSN. *by Luis Ramirez

Santurce - Ponce 81-85
Maniel Narvaez stepped up for the winners with 18 points and 6 rebounds. Alvin Cruz followed him with 15, while Lee Nailon added 14 points and 8 assists. Santruce got 22 points and 14 rebs from Michael Sweetney (203-F-82, college: Georgetown).

Humacao - Bayamon 67-77
Bayamon had Christian Dalmau (194-G-77, agency: Paris Global Sports, college: Daytona Beach CC) (194-G-77, agency: Paris Global Sports, college: Daytona Beach CC) in a game mood with 25 points (4/6 from behind the arc). Terrence Shannon (203-F-79, agency: N.E.T., college: Elgin CC) had 15 points and 6 rebs, while Robert Traylor added 12 pts and 10 boards. Sadell Ayala netted 16 pts in defeat.

Isabela - Quebradillas 84-75
Isabela had couple of players in a game mood against Quebradillas. Alando Tucker shined with 18 points and 9 rebounds, while Shawn Priutt (208-C-85, agency: Edge Sports, college: Illinois) scored 17 pts and pulled down 16 rebounds. For the guests, Joel Jones (196-G/F-81, agency: Paris Global Sports, college: Sacramento St.) had 30 points and 6 rebs.

San German - Santurce 77-74
San German grabbed tiny 77-74 win against Santruce. Daniel Cooperland (177-G-84, college: Seton Hall) and Johwen Villegas (193-G-85, college: Florida Intern.) combined 34 points, 13 rebounds and 8 assists for the winners. Mario Austin added 13 points and 11 rebs. In Santruce, Ricardo Dalmau delivered 22 pts.

Quebradillas - San German 76-87
LeRoy Hickerson (196-G-82, college: Cumberlands) stepped up for San German with 25 points and 8 rebounds. Daniel Cooperland followed him with 18 pts in this victory. On the other side, Quebradillas got 20 points and 6 boards from Shawn Redhage.

Bayamon - Isabela 103-81
Bayamon scored 103 points in this game, what was way more than enough for comfortable victory. Christian Dalmau (194-G-77, agency: Paris Global Sports, college: Daytona Beach CC) was the leading player for Bayamon with 23 points and 11 assists. Shawn Priutt replied also with double-double of 17 pts and 11 rebs.

Guaynabo - Capitanes 81-90
With 32 points from sharp shooter Larry Ayuso, the Arecibo Captains topped the Guaynabo Mets 90-81. It was dub as the return of Angel Buster Figueroa to the Arecibo Captains Arena. Figueroa who had played for some years for the Captains was returning for the first time to his prior teams arena . He had always been a fan favorite due to his hardnosed play. Both teams played at an even level as the quarter came to an end with the Captains leading by the minimum 14-13. The Captains went on a 13-0 run in the 2nd quarter to take a 14 point lead with 6:34 left in the half. A 3pointer from Samuel Villegas stopped the bleeding in the quarter. Although the Mets close the gap to just 6 points, the Captains would have another offensive run in them as with 59 seconds left in the half were once again leading by 12 points, 38-26. The half came to an end with the Captains in the lead 41-28. In the 3rd quarter both teams once again played at an even level, but the Mets were not able to make inroads into the Captains lead which was 12 points 66-54. In the 4th the Mets went on a 5-0 run to start the quarter to cut the Captains let to just 7 points with 8:32 left in the game. The Mets made consecutive baskets to further cut the Captains lead to just 4 points 68-64 with 7:45 to go. The Captains came right back with Larry Ayuso (190-G-77, agency: Global Sports Plaza, college: USC) making consecutive baskets to extend the lead for good. For Arecibo, Larry Ayuso scored 32 points while Angelo Reyes followed up with 15 points and 13 rebounds. For Guaynabo, Angel Figueroa (196-G/F-81, agency: Paris Global Sports, college: Dowling) scored 19 points followed by Glen McGowan with 16 points. *by Luis Ramirez

Santurce - Quebradillas 72-76
Quebradillas Pirates had to go to overtime to beat the Santurce Crabbers, 76-72. The Pirates took the 1st quarter, 18-16, but the Crabbers came back strong in the 2nd quarter to take the lead as the half came to an end, 42-34. In the 2nd half the Pirates battled back and were able to tie the game 68 -68 with a field goal from Ian Lockhart. Quebradillas had an opportunity take the game in regular time with a 3 pointer from Damon Jones, but Jones missed and sent the game to overtime. In the overtime period the Pirates defended the Crabbers so well that they went without a basket for almost the last 4 minutes of the game. For Quebradillas, Joel Jones scored 22 points and he also brought down 13 rebounds, while Shawn Redhage scored 20 points and also had double digits in rebounds. For Santurce, Wilfredo Pagan (184-G-76, agency: Paris Global Sports) scored 18 points with Ricky Sanchez with 17 points *by Luis Ramirez

Capitanes - Bayamon 77-88
The defending champions mustered all their strength and defeated the Arecibo Captains who are said to be the team which could be the team to reach the finals this year in the BSN. The 1st quarter was mostly for the Captains as they dominated at will and took the quarter 26-18. In the 2nd quarter the Cowboys had a better offensive period but were down 43-38. In the 2nd half it was all for the cowboys as they got their offense on track and were throwing bombs from all over the court to take the lead and never looked back. For Bayamon, Christian Dalmau scored 20 points followed by Terrence Shannon and Franklin Western with 13 points each. For Arecibo, Larry Ayuso scored 24 points while Jeffrey Aubry scored 20 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. *by Luis Ramirez

Humacao - Capitanes 77-58
Humacao outplayed Capitanes mostly owing to John Millsap and James Mays, who scored 21 and 20 points respectively. They had 14 rebounds together in this game. Ali Berdel added 16 points, 11 rebs and 7 assists. In the loosing squad, Jeffrion Aubry collected 13 points and 12 rebs.

Guaynabo - Santurce 74-82
Santurce cruised past Guaynabo getting 20 points and 12 rebounds from Michael Sweetney. Walter Hodge (183-G-86, college: Florida) drained 19, Rocky Sanchez 14 and Ricardo Dalmau added 12 pts in this win. Angel Figueroa replied with 25 points and 9 boards in defeat.

Mayaguez - Ponce 89-95
Ricardo Melendez (180-G-83) led Ponce in scoring with 23 points. Lee Nailon secured a great help with 20 points and 8 rebounds. In the loosing squad, James Maye (201-G/F-81, college: NC-Greensboro) nailed 29 pts.


Cowboys outlast Indians - by Luis Ramirez
In a game where Christian Dalmau reached his 2000th assist in the BSN, the Cowboys topped the Indians in a hard fought game, 89-84.

The Cowboys and the Indians played at an even pace in the 1st quarter but it was the Cowboys with a 3 point lead 17-14 at the end of the quarter.

With a 5-0 run the Cowboys started the 2nd quarter and the Indians immediately requested a time out. After this time out, the Indians tried to mount an offensive run of their own. With 6:44 to go Terrence Shannon hit a 3 pointer to put the Cowboys with 8 points in the lead, 25-17. When it seemed that the Indians would get close a 3 pointer from Christian Dalmau would once again extend the lead for the Cowboys 35-27. The half ended with the Cowboys in command 46-36.

In the 3rd quarter the Cowboys once again scored at will and with 6:04 were leading by 16 points, 58-42, but then the Indians had a run to cut the lead in half, 60-52 with 3:18 left in the quarter. The quarter ended 64-54.

In the 4th quarter the Indians were able to reduce the Cowboy lead to 6 points 64-58 with 8:52 to go in the game. The Indians showed an aggressive defense and were able to keep pace with the Cowboys; Paul Graham brought the Indians within 3 points, and then Kennel Sanchez dunk to bring the Indians within 1 point 70-69 with 5:10 in the game. The cowboys came back from a time out to score consecutive baskets to once again take a 5 point lead with 4:43 in the game. James Maye finally tied it for the Indians with a 3 pointer to make it 74-74. Kennel Sanchez, finally gave the Indians a lead 77-76 with a 3 pointer. Bayamon answered back and once again reclaimed the lead. Terrence Shannon secured the game when he made a field goal and got fouled on the play.

For Bayamon, Carmelo Lee (201-F-77, agency: Paris Global Sports, college: Long Beach St.) scored 19 points followed by Terrence Shannon with 16 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists.

For Mayaguez, James Maye scored 29 points while Alejandro Carmona scored 18 points and 7 rebounds.

In the other game in the BSN, the Santurce Crabbers clobbered the Isabela Gallitos, 98-80. The first half ended in favor of the Crabbers 45-33. The 1st quarter was the key to this game as the Crabbers were able to hold the Gallitos to just 12 points in that quarter a difference which the Gallitos would never make up in the game.

For Santurce, Michael Sweetney scored 21 points and captured 14 rebounds, while Walter Hodge scored 18 points.

For Isabela, Rafael Perez scored 15 points followed by Shaun Pruitt scored 13 points and captured 13 rebounds.



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A good addition for Al Ahli - by Gianni Pascucci
During the past weekend, Saudi Arabian top team Al Ahli agreed to terms with import player Elzie Bibbs (198-G/F-82, college: Ferris St.). Elzie, who had previously negotiated with IBL BC Titans, toured with the Globetrotter Military Tour and then outstood in the second part of the ABA season with the Sacramento Heathwave, where he scored over 50 points in one game. Bibbs also enjoys giving back to the communities he is in and worked with the Sacramento Boys & Girls Club weekly reading books, helping with homework and holding basketball camps throughout the season.

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Nemanja Bjelica gets MVP of the Week award for Serbian Super Liga - by Eurobasket
Talented international power forward Nemanja Bjelica (209-F/C-88) had an amazing evening in the last round for KK Crvena Zvezda Beograd and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 1 (Second Stage).
The 22-year old power forward had the game-high 23 points adding nine rebounds and three assists. His team beat FMP 75-64. It allowed KK Crvena Zvezda Beograd to jump to the first place in the Serbian A League. But it's just the very beginning of the Second Stage and KK Crvena Zvezda Beograd won just one (their first) game. It's too early to say anything as the standings can be changed completely after next round. In the team's last game Bjelica had a remarkable 57.1% from field and got four three-pointers out of 6 attempts. It's his second year at KK Crvena Zvezda Beograd and it's hard to imagine this team without him.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was young international center Miroslav Raduljica (213-C-88) of FMP Zeleznik Beograd. Raduljica impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 18 points and 10 rebounds. Bad luck as FMP lost that game 64-75 to Crvena Zvez. (1-0). The second stage is still at the very beginning and this lost game may not be such crucial, of course if they start win the games. Let's wait for the next round. Raduljica is one of the most experiences players at FMP and has a reputation of the team's leader.

The third best performed player last round was another Crvena's star - former international guard Vuk Radivojevic (197-G-83). Radivojevic scored 17 points and passed five assists. He was another key player of KK Crvena Zvezda Beograd, helping his team with a 75-64 win against FMP. KK Crvena Zvezda Beograd has a very good start of the Second Stage. But there was just one game played, so it's too early to judge them at this stage. The season just started for Radivojevic as he played only first game. But it already looks like he can be another team's leader.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Filip Vukosavljevic (206-C-83) of Borac - 17 points, 8 rebounds and 1 assist
5. Ivan Maras (208-C-86) of Metalac - 18 points and 7 rebounds
6. Dragan Milosavljevic (198-G-89) of Radnicki K. - 17 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Mladen Pantic (210-C-82) of Radnicki K. - 18 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Aleks Maric (211-C-84) of Partizan - 16 points, 5 rebounds and 1 assist
9. Oliver Stevic (204-F/C-84) of Crvena Zvez. - 10 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Stefan Markovic (194-G-88) of Hemofarm - 11 points, 2 rebounds and 7 assists


Superleague: Round 1 review - by Eurobasket News
Partizan - Tamis 93-52
Partizan destroyed Tamis in Round 1 of the Serbian Superleague. All Partizan's players managed to score last night, with Aleks Maric (211-C-84) leading the way with 16 points. Aleksandar Rasic (195-G-84, agency: Beo Basket), Lawrence Roberts and Branislav Djekic added 9 points each. On the other side, Tamis got 10 pts from Radovan Markovic.

Radnicki K. - Metalac 82-68
Radnicki Kragujevac came up with nice 82-68 win against Metalac getting 18 points from Mladen Pantic (210-C-82, agency: Beo Basket), 17 from Dragan Milosavljevic (198-G-89) and 14 pts from Vukasin Aleksic. In the loosing squad, Ivan Maras collected 18 points and 7 boards. Vladimir Panic had 13 points and 5 rebs.

Hemofarm - Borac 80-67
Milan Macvan (205-F-89) stepped up for Hemofarm last night with 14 points and 5 rebounds. Stefan Markovic (194-G-88) secured a nice help adding 11 points and 7 assists, while Boban Marjanovic also nailed 11 pts but for only 15 minutes on the floor. Borac got 17 points and 8 rebounds from Filip Vukosavljevic.

FMP - Crvena Zvez. 64-75
Crvena Zvezda is the only team who came up with road victory in Round 1. Nemanja Bjelica (209-F/C-88, agency: Interperformances) led the guests with 23 points and 9 rebounds, while Vuk Radivojevic (197-G-83) followed with 17 pts. Oliver Stevic (8 rebs) and Boris Bakic helped with 10 points each. For the hosts, Miroslav Raduljica collected 18 points and 10 rebs.


Stats Leaders - 1A
Points Per Game
 Vladimir PANIC
  Metalac
  (194-F-82)
  Avg: 19.3
 1. Panic, Metalac19.3 
 2. Beader, KG 0618.3 
 3. Mladenovic, Ergon.17.8 
 4. Mihajlovic, Ergonom17.5 
 5. Markovic, Tamis17.2 
 6. Markovic, Napredak16.5 
 7. Micic, Napredak16.5 
 8. Jorovic, Borac16.5 
 9. Vukosavljevi., Prolet.16.4 
 10. Martinic, Vojvodina15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aleksandar MLADENOVIC
  Ergonom
  (207-F/C-84)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Mladenovic, Ergon.7.4 
 2. Mikic, KG 066.9 
 3. Buric, Tamis6.4 
 4. Ljubojevic, Novi S.6.2 
 5. Bosnjak, Vojvodina6.2 
 6. Jelovac, Mega V.6.1 
 7. Borovcanin, Sloga6.0 
 8. Dramicanin, Borac5.9 
 9. Pobric, Novi Sad5.8 
 10. Lukovic, Radnic.5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Vid ZARKOVIC
  Proleter Naft.
  (189-G-75)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Zarkovic, Prolet.7.2 
 2. Kocergin, Masinac4.9 
 3. Stefanovic, Metal.4.3 
 4. Rakic, Novi Sad4.2 
 5. Korac, Beograd4.1 
 6. Djordjevic, Sloga4.0 
 7. Prolovic, Borac3.9 
 8. Martinic, Vojvodina3.7 
 9. Dimitrijevic, Sloga3.6 
 10. Radulovic, Masinac3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Marko VULIN
  Proleter Naft.
  (196-G-83)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Vulin, Proleter Naft.2.2 
 2. Martinic, Vojvodina2.0 
 3. Zarkovic, Prolet.1.9 
 4. Jereminov, Tamis1.8 
 5. Kovacevic, Novi Sad1.7 
 6. Borovcanin, Sloga1.7 
 7. Dundjerski, Beograd1.7 
 8. Rakic, Novi Sad1.7 
 9. Djordjevic, Sloga1.6 
 10. Stajic, Tamis1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Nikola MARAVIC
  Mega Vizura
  (212-C-89)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Maravic, Mega V.1.2 
 2. Mladenovic, Ergon.1.2 
 3. Buric, Tamis1.1 
 4. Lukovic, Radnic.1.0 
 5. Bircevic, Metalac0.9 
 6. Ljubojevic, Novi S.0.8 
 7. Arsic, Masinac0.8 
 8. Dramicanin, Borac0.8 
 9. Vukosavljevi., Prolet.0.6 
 10. Cvetkovic, Mega V.0.6 


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Stats Leaders - 1A
Points Per Game
 Sandi CEBULAR
  Sentjur
  (196-G-86)
  Avg: 22.1
 1. Cebular, Sentjur22.1 
 2. King, Polzela19.6 
 3. Crenshaw, Sentjur16.7 
 4. Dragic, Geoplin .16.1 
 5. Feeley, Elektra .16.0 
 6. Mucic, Rudar16.0 
 7. Cup, Elektra .15.9 
 8. Snow, Helios15.8 
 9. Drzic, Luka Koper15.7 
 10. Djapa, Parklji15.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Shawn KING
  Polzela
  (208-C-82)
  Avg: 10.9
 1. King, Polzela10.9 
 2. Feeley, Elektra .8.5 
 3. Thondique, Polzela8.1 
 4. Djapa, Parklji7.2 
 5. Virijevic, Sencur C.6.8 
 6. Nikolic, Krka6.7 
 7. Nuhanovic, Elektr.6.7 
 8. Simovic, Sentjur6.3 
 9. Miljkovic, Elektr.6.3 
 10. Cup, Elektra .6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Tadej KOSTOMAJ
  Elektra Esotech
  (186-G-87)
  Avg: 5.6
 1. Kostomaj, Elektr.5.6 
 2. Crenshaw, Sentjur5.0 
 3. Anzulovic, Rudar3.9 
 4. Mocnik, Helios3.6 
 5. Cmer, Zlatorog3.6 
 6. Nachbar, Luka Koper3.5 
 7. Venta, Polzela3.4 
 8. Jersin, Parklji3.3 
 9. Udrih, Polzela3.1 
 10. Cebular, Sentjur3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Alvin SNOW
  Helios
  (188-G-81)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Snow, Helios1.9 
 2. Nuhanovic, Elektr.1.8 
 3. Cebular, Sentjur1.7 
 4. Dragic, Geoplin .1.7 
 5. Udrih, Polzela1.7 
 6. Ristic, Sencur CP1.7 
 7. Markic, Luka Koper1.6 
 8. Jovanovic, Sencur C.1.6 
 9. Lapornik, Sentjur1.6 
 10. Mocnik, Helios1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Shawn KING
  Polzela
  (208-C-82)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. King, Polzela2.4 
 2. Nuhanovic, Elektr.1.4 
 3. Nikolic, Krka1.3 
 4. Collins, Zlatorog1.3 
 5. Ibok, Polzela0.8 
 6. Cup, Elektra .0.8 
 7. Lucic, Krka0.8 
 8. Djapa, Parklji0.7 
 9. Sjekloca, Elektr.0.7 
 10. Simovic, Sentjur0.7 


Krka outscored Helios by 20 - by Zeljko Zule
Krka-Helios 74-54: Krka opened the game on a 10-1 run and continued to lead from there. Goran Ikonic posted 15 points and Smiljan Pavic had 14 points and 11 rebounds. Helios had just one player in double figures: Alexei Lashkevich scored 14 points.
Parklji-Union Olimpija 69-97: Down by 13 in the first quarter, Union Olimpija turner what had the earmarks of a lopsided loss into their biggest comeback victory of the season. Olimpija made a 28-4 run to take a lead 48-32 late in the second period. Stipe Modric 19 of his 22 points scored before the halftime, Saso Ozbolt finished with 19 points, Nemanja Aleksandrov netted 15 and Vlado Ilievski, Jaka Klobucar and Pavel Kikowski added 12 each. For Parklji, Stefan Kosec scored 12 points and Jaka Cebasek and Dalibor Djapa 10 apiece.
Pro Tek Zasavje-Sentjur 58-69: Sentjur rallied from an 11 point first half deficit. Marcus Crenshaw scored 19 points and Sandi Cebular 18. Sentjur made 14 3-pointers while Zasavje shot just 3-of-21 behind the 3-point line. Vlado Pasalic posted 19 points and Sasa Mucic 15.
Zlatorog-Geoplin Slovan 86-68: The home trailed just at 5-6 and went on a 26-6 run spanning the first and second quarter. Nejc Strnad (190-G-83, agency: VTBM) 20 of his 26 points scored on the first half and made all five 3-points attempts.Miljan Goljovic and Drazen Bubnic added 14 points apiece and Mitja Nikolic Smrdelj and Miha Cmer 10 each. Slovan commited 24 turnovers and shot just 45-percent (9-of-20) from free throw line. Zoran Dragic finished with 24 points, Matej Krusic scored 14 before he fouled out and Dejan Cigoja 11.

League Play-Out:
LTH Mercator-Hopsi 62-92: Hopsi outscored the home team 43-18. Shawn King scored 36 points on shooting 17-of-20 from the field and grabbed 17 rebounds. Primoz Skok and Miha Vasl added 11 points. For Mercator, Blaz Mahkovec finished with 20 points.
Elektra Esotech-Luka Koper 73-64: With the game tied at 57 with 3:51 remaining, Elektra's defense held the guests scoreles for a 2:23 span, taking a 63-57 lead. Dejan Cup scored 21 points and Salih Nuhanovic had 14 points and 10 rebounds. For Koper, Ales Kunc posted 15 points and Tomasz Nowakowski collected 14 points and 12 rebounds.


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Mobis Phoebus is the Champion of South Korea - by Eurobasket News
Mobis Phoebus - KCC Egis 97-59
Mobis Phoebus is the Champion of South Korea as they rolled over KCC Egis 97:59 in Finals Game 6 to win them 4-2. Dunston Bryant (201-F/C-86) exploded with 37 points and 13 rebounds, while Yang Dong-Geun delivered 19. Ham Ji-Hoon and Kim Hyo-Bum scored 15 points apiece in a win. Akins Tony produced 22 points in the losing effort.



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Carroll Collects Weekly Award - by Paul Nilsen
Jaycee Carroll (188-G-83, agency: Priority Sports) (188-G-83, agency: Priority Sports) put in one of his best performances of the season for Gran Canaria 2014 in the latest round of ACB action and was rewarded with the MVP of the week award after scoring a valuation of 31. This Islanders put visiting basement club CB Murcia to the sword and resigned them to relegation from the top flight with a hard fought 95-91 success. The win keeps Gran Canaria in a play-off spot in eighth position and the contribution of Carroll was typical of his season so far. He added 27 points including four triples as well as 5 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals. Jaycee Carroll remains one of the leading scorers in the ACB averaging just short of 20 points per game and is also in seventh place for overall valuation rankings this year. Serbian guard Milos Vujanic (192-G-80) also recorded a valuation of 31 in the very same game for Murcia but as his team lost, Carroll pipped him to the accolade.


ACB, Round 29 review: Regal Barca beats Real Madrid once again - by Eurobasket News
Cajasol - Caja Laboral 65-78
Caja Laboral cruised past Cajasol on the road for 23rd victory of the season, so the team from Vitoria joined Real Madrid on the second place. Mirza Teletovic (205-F-85, agency: Beo Basket) top-scored for the winners with 23 points. Tiago Splitter (211-C/F-85, agency: Interperformances) added 20 points and 10 rebounds. In Cajasol (16-13), Dusko Savanovic collected 13 points and 6 boards.

Granada - Fuenlabrada 86-75
Both teams entered to this game with 12-16. Granada celebrated mostly thanks to Jimmie Hunter (196-G-77, college: Life), who came up with 16 points and 5 assists. Joe Ingles (203-G/F-87, agency: Priority Sports) had 13 points and the winners had four more players with double-digits. Gerald Fitch answered with 15 points in defeat.

Valladolid - Manresa 68-74
Manresa stays in the race for Playoffs as they beat Valladolid on the road 67-74. Roman Montanez (193-G-79) led the visiting side with 20 points, Jordi Grimau (195-G-83) had 18 and Rodrigo San Miguel netted 12 points in this victory. Brian Chase posted 23 points in defeat.

Valencia BC - Bizkaia Bilbao 83-75
20th victory of the season for Valencia, who got 19 points from Kosta Perovic (217-C-85) yesterday. Marko Marinovic (183-G-83) followed him with 2 points less. In the loosing squad, Marko Banic netted 18 pts. Valencia 20-9, Bilbao 13-16.

Xacobeo BS - Meridiano A. 65-91
Valuable win for Alicante and on the other side Xacobeo BS stays in the red zone with two wins less than 16th ranked Lagun Aro GBC and three than it's yesterday's rival. Mindaugas Katelynas (205-F-83, college: Chattanooga) and Serkan Erdogan (190-G-78, agency: 1x1 Sports) scored 22 points each for the guests. Katelynas pulled down 8 rebounds beside that. For the hosts, Paul Davis delivered 19 pts.

Regal Barca - MMC Real M. 78-73
Another ‘El Clasico' and another victory for No.1 Regal Barca. Juan Carlos Navarro (192-G-80) stepped up for Barca once again scoring 20 points. Erazem Lorbek (210-F/C-84, college: Michigan St.) had 15 points and 6 rebounds, while Pete Mickeal added 11 pts in this win. The Whites got 19 points from Sergio Llull. Regal Barca 27-2, Real Madrid 23-6.

Estudiantes - Lagun Aro GBC 74-73
Thriller win for Estudiantes, who improved to 15-14. Carlos Suarez (202-F-86, agency: Court Side) stepped up for the hosts with 19 points and 9 rebounds, German Gabriel (207-C-80) scored 13 and Pancho Jasen helped with one point less. Lagun Aro GBC (10-19) got 14 pts from Albert Miralles and Domen Lorbek (apiece).

DKV Joventut - Unicaja 67-90
Impressive road win for Unicaja, who stays on sixth place together with Estu (15-14). All Unicaja's players, except of Joseph Gomis (180-G-78), managed to score yesterday. Joel Freeland (208-F-87) was the leading one with 20 points and 7 rebounds. Clay Tucker replied with 12 pts in defeat and his DKV Joventut dropped to 13-16.

Gran Canaria - CB Murcia 95-91
14-15 for Granca and 5-24 for the last ranked Murcia after this game. Jaycee Carroll (188-G-83, agency: Priority Sports) was on fire for Granca scoring 27 points and he had 5 rebounds beside that. Melvin Sanders (196-G/F-81, college: Oklahoma St.) added 17 pts and also 5 boards. Milos Vujanic drained 33 pts on the other side (7 triples).


Stats Leaders - LEB Gold
Points Per Game
 Darren PHILLIP
  CAI Zaragoza
  (201-F-78)
  Avg: 18.1
 1. Phillip, CAI Z.18.1 
 2. Donaldson, La La.17.5 
 3. Morley, Burgos17.3 
 4. Riera, Mallorca17.2 
 5. Guillen, La Laguna16.1 
 6. Roe, Tenerife15.3 
 7. Humphrey, Leon15.1 
 8. Hess, CB Tarragona14.9 
 9. Quinteros, CAI Z.14.8 
 10. Blanch, Mallorca14.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jakim DONALDSON
  La Laguna
  (203-C/F-83)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Donaldson, La La.11.2 
 2. Starosta, Melilla9.6 
 3. Sinanovic, Clin.Rin.9.1 
 4. Arteaga, Palencia8.3 
 5. Lima, Clin.Rincon8.2 
 6. Coleman, Breogan7.8 
 7. Adrien, Breogan7.8 
 8. Phillip, CAI Z.7.4 
 9. Padgett, La Palma7.2 
 10. Humphrey, Leon7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Diego CIORCIARI
  Vive Menorca
  (185-G-80)
  Avg: 5.1
 1. Ciorciari, Vive M.5.1 
 2. Mendiburu, CB Tarra.4.6 
 3. Cherry, Caceres4.4 
 4. Mena, La Palma4.1 
 5. Jimenez, Melilla3.6 
 6. Perez, Cornella3.6 
 7. Bernabe, Leon3.5 
 8. Hernandez, Burgos3.1 
 9. Riera, Mallorca3.0 
 10. Quinteros, CAI Z.2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Xavier RABASEDA
  Regal Barca
  (199-G/F-89)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Rabaseda, Cornella2.5 
 2. Lescano, CAI Z.2.4 
 3. Blanch, Mallorca2.2 
 4. Fuentes, Clin.Rincon2.1 
 5. Boccia, Tenerife1.9 
 6. Quinteros, CAI Z.1.9 
 7. Ayon, Tenerife1.8 
 8. Howell, Ourense1.7 
 9. Morley, Burgos1.7 
 10. Xavier, Breogan1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrew NAYMICK
  Caceres
  (208-C-85)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Naymick, Caceres1.9 
 2. Sinanovic, Clin.Rin.1.6 
 3. Diouf, CB Tarragona1.6 
 4. Ayon, Tenerife1.5 
 5. Donaldson, La La.1.5 
 6. Elonu, CAI Zaragoza1.5 
 7. Joseph, Cornella1.2 
 8. Samb, Cornella1.2 
 9. Roe, Tenerife1.0 
 10. Humphrey, Leon0.9 


Standings - ACB
ACB Standings
 1. Regal Barca 27-2 
 2. Caja Laboral 23-6 
 3. MMC Real M. 23-6 
 4. Valencia BC 20-9 
 5. Cajasol 16-13 
 6. Unicaja 15-14 
 7. Estudiantes 15-14 
 8. Gran Canaria 14-15 
 9. Bizkaia Bilbao 13-16 
 10. Granada 13-16 
 11. DKV Joventut 13-16 
 12. Manresa 12-17 
 13. Fuenlabrada 12-17 
 14. Valladolid 11-18 
 15. Meridiano A. 11-18 
 16. Lagun Aro GBC 10-19 
 17. Xacobeo BS 8-21 
 18. CB Murcia 5-24 


LEB Silver, Group A: Latest games - by Eurobasket News
Group A
Illescas - Huesca 85-87
Huesca grabbed thriller win against Illescas mostly owing to Stevie Johnson (198-F-78, college: Iowa St.), who scored 22 points and pulled down 13 rebounds. Javier Salson (199-F-82, college: Bloomfield) and Jesus Aranda followed him with 18 and 17 points respectively. The hosts got 27 points from Thomas Sanders.

Guadalajara - Navarra 68-78
Navarra had Jeffrey Parmer (203-F-85, college: Florida Atlantic) in a game mood with 19 points and 11 rebounds. Inaki Sanz (190-G-84) also was good adding 15, while Txomin Lopez helped with 11 points in this win. Guadalajara got 18 points from Jose Alonso.

Plasencia - Prat Juventud 80-65
Plasencia had an easy job against Prat coming up with 80-65 victory. Jonathan Barcelo (192-G-79) was a key player for the hosts with 26 points. Sergio Soria (181-G-86) was the second scorer with 14 pts. In the loosing squad, Jaume Comas netted 21 points.

Huelva - Caja Rioja 74-75
Caja Rioja grabbed thriller win against Huelva mostly thanks to Chavis Holmes (193-G, college: VMI), who drained 22 points including wonderful 6 of 8 from behind the arc. Enrique Suarez (185-G-83) and Juan Herrero followed with 12 points each. For the hosts, Ivan Matamalas delivered 14 pts.

Alcazar - Andorra 84-71
Alcazar celebrated nice home win against Andorra and its top-scorer was Alex Ros (192-G-83) with 23 points. Jerod Ward (206-F/G-76, college: Michigan) nailed 16 pts and Dexter Lyons followed with two less. In defeat, Roger Fornas collected 17 points and 5 rebs.

Promobys - Coruna 93-70
Pablo Sanchez (197-F-81) was on fire on Friday night with 23 points and he registered 9 rebounds and 5 assists beside that. Victor Perez (193-G/F-82) was the second scorer in victory with 17 points. David Garcia also scored 17, but in loss.


Stats Leaders-LEB Silver
Points Per Game
 Courtney PIGRAM
  Andorra
  (185-G-85)
  Avg: 16.6
 1. Pigram, Andorra16.6 
 2. Ferrer, Cajasur .16.4 
 3. Uriz, Santurtzi15.9 
 4. Johnson, Huesca15.9 
 5. Barcelo, Plasencia15.8 
 6. Vereen, Rosalia15.7 
 7. Witt, Guadalajara15.6 
 8. Wolfram, Andorra15.4 
 9. Thompson, ADT T.15.2 
 10. Miller, Coruna15.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Shalawn MILLER
  Huelva
  (204-C/F-74)
  Avg: 8.9
 1. Miller, Huelva8.9 
 2. Thompson, ADT T.8.7 
 3. Howard, Guadalaj.8.3 
 4. Williams, Matchmind7.9 
 5. Santana, Caja Rioja7.9 
 6. Johnson, Huesca7.8 
 7. Ausina, Matchmind7.6 
 8. Matali, Andorra7.1 
 9. Andrews, Huesca7.1 
 10. Wachsmann, Alcazar7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Ricardo BUSCIGLIO
  Caja Rioja
  (185-G-86)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Busciglio, Caja Rioja5.3 
 2. Castello, ADT T.4.7 
 3. Rufian, Huelva4.6 
 4. Santamaria, ADT T.3.8 
 5. Gonzalez, Navarra3.8 
 6. Cardenas, Qalat C.3.7 
 7. Rodriguez, Rosalia3.7 
 8. Canals, Alaior3.6 
 9. Lopez, Coruna3.6 
 10. Alonso, Matchmind3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Nathan MILLER
  Coruna
  (193-F-87)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Miller, Coruna2.5 
 2. Gomez, Huelva2.4 
 3. Barcelo, Plasencia2.2 
 4. Suka-Umu, Cajasur .2.1 
 5. Johnson, Huesca2.1 
 6. Ott, Caja Rioja2.0 
 7. Martinez, Huelva1.8 
 8. Higgs, L''Hospitalet1.8 
 9. Pino, L''Hospitalet1.7 
 10. Adams, Navarra1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Bismack BIYOMBO
  Illescas
  (204-C-92)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Byombo, Illescas1.5 
 2. Adams, Navarra1.4 
 3. Thompson, ADT T.1.2 
 4. Bain, ADT Tarragona1.1 
 5. Matali, Andorra1.0 
 6. Joseph, Rosalia0.9 
 7. Andrews, Huesca0.9 
 8. Miller, Huelva0.8 
 9. Sekulic, Plasencia0.8 
 10. Sastre Morro, Qalat C.0.8 


Standings - LEB Gold
LEB Gold Standings
 1. CAI Zaragoza 26-6 
 2. Melilla 24-8 
 3. Burgos 20-12 
 4. La Laguna 19-13 
 5. Vive Menorca 19-13 
 6. Caceres 18-14 
 7. Breogan 18-14 
 8. Leon 17-15 
 9. Girona 16-16 
 10. La Palma 16-16 
 11. Mallorca 15-17 
 12. Tenerife 14-18 
 13. Ourense 13-19 
 14. Palencia 13-19 
 15. Clin.Rincon 12-20 
 16. CB Tarragona 12-20 
 17. Cornella 10-22 
 18. Vigo 6-26 


Stats Leaders - ACB
Points Per Game
 Jaycee CARROLL
  Gran Canaria
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 19.4
 1. Carroll, Gran Canaria19.4 
 2. Fitch, Fuenlabrada18.5 
 3. Vujanic, CB Murcia17.4 
 4. Tucker, DKV J.16.7 
 5. Splitter, Caja L.16.0 
 6. Vasiliadis, Xacob.16.0 
 7. Navarro, Regal B.15.4 
 8. Batista, Fuenlabr.14.3 
 9. Jackson, Xacobeo BS14.3 
 10. Banic, Bizkaia Bilbao13.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Esteban BATISTA
  Fuenlabrada
  (208-F/C-83)
  Avg: 8.8
 1. Batista, Fuenlabr.8.8 
 2. Prestes, CB Murcia7.3 
 3. Moss, CB Murcia7.2 
 4. Kirksay, Cajasol7.1 
 5. Hendrix, Granada7.1 
 6. Panko, Lagun A.6.9 
 7. Splitter, Caja L.6.9 
 8. Augustine, Gran C.6.8 
 9. Caner-Medley, Estudi.6.6 
 10. Jackson, Xacobeo BS6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Omar COOK
  Unicaja
  (186-G-82)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Cook, Unicaja6.1 
 2. Huertas, Caja L.5.2 
 3. Stanic, Xacobeo BS5.0 
 4. Rubio, Regal Barca4.4 
 5. Valters, DKV J.4.4 
 6. Dumas, Valladolid4.4 
 7. Norris, Gran C.4.1 
 8. Calloway, Cajasol4.0 
 9. Oliver, Estudiantes3.7 
 10. Tucker, DKV J.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Tariq KIRKSAY
  Cajasol
  (199-F-79)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Kirksay, Cajasol2.3 
 2. Rubio, Regal Barca2.2 
 3. Prigioni, MMC R.1.9 
 4. Van Lacke, Valladolid1.8 
 5. Lewis, Manresa1.7 
 6. Rodriguez, Bizkai.1.6 
 7. Triguero, Cajasol1.5 
 8. Hendrix, Granada1.5 
 9. Vasiliadis, Xacob.1.5 
 10. Stanic, Xacobeo BS1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Robert BATTLE
  Valladolid
  (204-C-81)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Battle, Valladolid1.4 
 2. Hendrix, Granada1.3 
 3. Vazquez, Regal B.1.3 
 4. Aguilar, Granada1.2 
 5. Lavrinovic, MMC R.1.2 
 6. Batista, Fuenlabr.1.2 
 7. Barnes, Valladolid1.0 
 8. Freeland, Unicaja1.0 
 9. Lishchuk, Valencia.1.0 
 10. Savane, Gran C.1.0 


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  SYRIA   


Predrag Mijuskovic and Vojlslav Gojnic escaped after get all them money before last game and finish them contract !!!!!!!!!!! - by Ahmad Madwar
last thursday, the import players for wathba club Predrag Mijuskovic (189-G-78) and Vojislav Gojnic (208-C-80) escaped Suddenly after gets all the money ..... and before the last and the important game for Wathba V/S Talee`a ......
Wathba lose this game with out any import players ...... Wathba cub will report the Fiba for whats happen with the club .....
Radenko Orlovitc the coach of Wathba cub is very angry for whats happen with their players they leaved before the important game !!!!!!!! .... the club was pay all them money at the date and it dont find any Reason to know why they escaped !!!!!!
every body in Syria know this problem and think Predrag Mijuskovic and Vojislav Gojnic are the examples for bad players !!!!!!



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  TAIWAN   


Standings - SBL
SBL Standings
 1. Dacin Tigers 19-8 
 2. Yulon Luxgen 16-11 
 3. Taiwan Beer 16-11 
 4. Pure Youth 16-11 
 5. KKL 12-13 
 6. Taiwan Mobile 11-15 
 7. Bank of Taiwan 3-24 


Taiwanese players finish season in China - by Chris Wang
Lin Chih-chieh had 8 points and 4 rebounds in Game 3 of the Chinese CBA semifinal between Zhejiang Lions and Xinjiang, a 98-89 Zhejiang loss as the Lions was swept by Xinjiang 3-0 for the second straight year in the playoffs.

Lin is scheduled to return to Taiwan this week but is uncertain to rejoin Tawan Beer for the SBL playoffs. According to the CTBA, citing FIBA regulation, Lin is not allowed to play for teams in different countries in a single season, but TB said it's going to appeal.

Lin was the best Taiwanese player in China this year. Still, his average was down, averaging 11.7 points, 4 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 34 minutes.

Chen Hsin-an had a disappointing season with Dongguan due to injuries. He averaged only 2.4 points in 19 games and was not a regular starter.

Performance of other players in China:
Yen Hsin-shu (Shanghai): 0.9 points in 24 games.
Hsu Hao-cheng (Shanxi): 2.7 points in 23 games.
Lin Kwan-lun (Shanxi): 3 points in 3 games.

Honestly, I don't think these players went to China to 'challenge a tougher competition level' like they had claimed. They went there to make more money and could care less about their playing time.

Nobody can fault them with making more money. After all, they are professional players who make a living by playing basketball. But seeing their miserable playing time in China is simply unbearable.



Playoff seeds almost certain - by Chris Wang
With two weeks remaining in the regular season, four playoff teams are almost certain as Dacin has clinched a playoff seed and the other three -- PY, TB and Yulon -- are fighting for the seeding order.

A notable trend: Yulon has lost 5 of its last 6 games following a 10-game winning streak while Dacin dropping 3 of its last 5. Both teams have been intentionally resting some off its core players, such as Yulon's center Tseng Wen-ting and Dacin's Tien Lei, ahead of the playoffs.

April 11
Dacin 101-81 Yulon
Dacin: B. Allen 25p+11rb, Chang Chih-feng 20p, Lin Yi-hui 16p+8rb, Su Yi-chieh 10p
Yulon: Chou Shih-yuan 41p (16-21 FG), Lu Cheng-ju 14p

TB 82-69 TM
TB: Yang Ching-min 24p+7rb, Wang Chien-wei 14p, Ho Shou-cheng 12p
TM: A. Foyle 20p+9rb, Wei Wei 11p

PY 100-78 BOT
PY: Chien Chia-hong 22p, Tsai Wen-cheng 21p, J. Sander 14p+12rb+12a, Hong Chih-shan 15p
BOT: Chen Shun-hsiang 20p, Chang Jung-hsuan 16p, D. Creighton 15p+6rb, Chen Yu-chih 12p+6rb

April 10
TM 73-69 Yulon
TM: A. Foyle 23p+8rb+5a, Wu Yung-jen 13p+9rb
Yulon: Yang Che-yi 23p, Tseng Wen-ting 15p+6rb+5a+4blk, Lee Chi-yi 12rb, Lu Cheng-ju 10p

PY 102-82 Dacin
Dacin lost 3 of 4
PY: Hong Chih-shan 24p, James Mao 18p+7rb+4a, J. Sanders 16p+14rb+10a
Dacin: Lo Yu-chun 18p, Su Yi-chieh 13p, B. Allen 10p+8rb, Yue Ying-li 16p+7rb

TB 98-96 (OT) KKL
TB: Yang Ching-min 23p+7rb+5a, D. Stribling 17p+12rb, Yang Yu-min 14, Pan Jen-te 13p, Ho Shou-cheng 12p
KKL: Chen Ching-huan 24p+10rb, Wang Nan-kuei 20p, S. Hawkins 22p+12rb, Cheng Jen-wei 12p+15rb

April 9
KKL 88-65 BOT
KKL: S. Hawkins 23p+12rb, Lin Chih-lung 20p, Cheng Jen-wei 15p
BOT: D. Creighton 14p+11rb, Wu Jui-chin 10p+11rb, Sun Hwan-po 15p

TB 80-70 Dacin
TB: D. Stribling 17p+15rb, Ha Hsiao-yuan 16p+9rb, Yang Ching-min 13p, Chen Shih-nian 11p
Dacin: B. Allen 14p, Lin Yi-hui 13p

Standing
Dacin 19-8
Yulon 16-11
PY 16-11
TB 16-11
KKL 12-13
TM 11-15
BOT 3-24


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  TPBL   


TPBL CHAMPIONSHIPS TEAM ADDITION/ TPBL TRYOUTS IN DALLAS & HOUSTON - by Chris Cardenas
TPBL CHAMPIONSHIPS TEAM ADDITION / TPBL TRYOUTS IN DALLAS & HOUSTON

SAN ANGELO, TX - An addition to the 2010 TPBL champioship tourney has been made. The Stephenville Brigaide will be entered into the title tourney set for saturday April 17 starting at 4:00pm. The Brigaide are very excited about the opportunity and feel they are ready to compete for the 2010 championship. 'Coach Aaron Adams will have his team ready to play' says tpbl league owner Chris Cardenas. For more information on the championship tournament call : 325-763-6630

other league news : TPBL summer tryouts are set - HOUSTON ,TX JULY 24 and DALLAS ,TX JULY 31. The TPBL tryout fees are $75 early registration and $100 late/walk up registration. Texas Professional Basketball League will be holding its summer tryouts for all players wanting to join a team for the 2011 season, and for all teams in the TPBL wanting to make some changes or additions to their rosters. TPBL teams reps will be at the combine looking to critique players. All players looking to tryout can contact league owner Chris Cardenas for a TPBL TRYOUTS ENTRY FORM at 325-763-6630 or you can email : cardenas_chris@yahoo.com for an entry form.


TEXAS SUMMER TOURNAMENT SERIES - by Chris Cardenas
TEXAS SUMMER TOURNAMENT SERIES
The TPBL is getting ready to start up its summer activities for all the ball players in Texas who didnt get a chance to join a league team this year. The TPBL SUMMER TOURNAMENT SERIES will give pro & amatuer teams the opportunity to play competitive tournaments against the best teams in Texas as well as win some of the cash prizes given by the TPBL. 'this tournament gives individuals the opportunity to get seen by a tpbl or potential tpbl team for the 2011 season' says league owner chris cardenas.
Here are the tournament dates and locations for the TPBL SUMMER TOURNAMENT SERIES:

WHERE:
JUNE 19 - LUBBOCK , TX
JULY 3 - DALLAS, TX
JULY 10- AUSTIN , TX
AUG. 7 - CORPUS CHRISTI, TX

TOURNAMENT TEAM FEES:
team entry fee: $200 per team
individual fee (players with no team, wanting to play) : $20
cash prize : $1000 cash prize
format: double elimination

The TPBL has had a great 10th season and is still growing year by year. Expanding into New Mexico, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Arkansas will only stregthen this league and give players even more exposure for these good young players.

for league packets or tournament entries CALL: 325-763-6630....EMAIL: cardenas_chris@yahoo.com



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  TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO   


Shak Attack levels series 3-3 - by Albert-Lee Young
Detour Shak Attack scored a hard fought 77-73 victory over Defence Force to even the series 3-3 with a decisive game 7 tonight at the Jean Pierre Complex, Port of Spain.

In must situation Shak Attack rallied behind some incredible 3-point shooting led by forward Terrance Mayers who hit 5-6 from beyond the arc. By the end of the 1st quarter, Shak Attack piled up an early 23:9 lead and in the second they maintained control with a 41:26 score at the half.

Despite Shak Attack long range blast, Defence Force had themselves to blame with a series of missed opportunities under the basket, poor free throw shooting and unforced errors. With 1:19 left in the third period Sandy was called for an unwarranted foul and Fraser scored both attempts to put Shak Attack further ahead 55:43.

For the final session Defence Force came out playing with more intensity and held their arch rivals to within one point in the first four minutes of play. In the 6:55 minute Peter Lewis hit a 3-pointer to reduce the score 62:49.

By then the momentum favoured the army but another crucial foul on Fraser resulted in a three point play. Fraser scored a layup and the bonus free shot for a 66:57 lead with 4:42 left.


The following three possessions Defence Force enjoyed an 8-2 run which reduced the deficit to 65:68.

But Kurt Koto Christian & Lawrence held their own with a combination of plays that nailed the victory for their team despite the efforts of Steven Lewis in the closing seconds of the game.

In the 1:50 minute mark Christian penetrate the defense and dished off to Lawrence for a runner, 71:65 Shak Attack. And to close the contest Lawrence, who scored the first basket of the battle, finished it off with two monstrous dunks which rocked the house and sealed the win.

For Shak Attack, Mayers had 15pts & 4 assists, Shawn Lawrence posted up 13pts & 8rbs whilst Kurt Christian tallied a double-double, 12pts & 12rbs.

Derrick Boxhill lead the Defence Force with a game high 24pts, Steven Lewis added 20pts & 7rbs and Peter Lewis chipped in with 13pts.



Army sights victory! - by Albert-Lee Young
From as early as the tip-off in game 5 on Friday night at the Jean Pierre Complex, the Defence Force team signalled its re-charged artillery following a humiliating defeat in the previous battle with Shak Attack on Wednesday.

Playing in front of the biggest crowd, thus far, for the championships the army blasted into an early 17:8 lead midway in the first quarter.

Forward Peter Lewis hit two 3-pointers in the opening two minutes followed by another two from Steven Lighter Lewis and one from their resilient point guard Derreck Boxhill. And to highlight their mission Lewis scored an alley hoop dunk off an assist from Boxhill in minute 4:10 for a 21-10 lead. Then with 1:10 left center Wilt Vincent stole the ball from Fraser on the half court and drove to the hoop for a powerful one hand dunk. The session ended 27:21 for Defence Force.

For the second quarter the army team controlled the tempo penetrating through Shak Attack 2-3 zone defence. With their big three of Boxhill, Steven Lewis & Peter Lewis taking charge, the army explored the gaps for numerous scoring opportunities. The session finished 56-40.

In the next period Shak Attack switched to a half court man defense but Boxhill took the game to his opponents with some deft move to the basket. With 7:45 to go Boxhill scored two free shots as army marched on to a 63-42 advantage. But in the 5:42 mark Roberts responded for Shak Attack following three consecutive drives to the rim to cut the deficit to 63-48.

Then came the move of the contest when head coach Mervyn Unks Jackson made a tactical decision by substituting star player, Steven Lewis, who picked up his fourth foul and keeping Boxhill in with three fouls. This inspired Boxhill as he scored a posterized dunk over Roberts and the bonus free shot with 4:19 left to increase the lead to 68:48.

By the time he picked up his fifth foul with 3:15 remaining he had already secured a comfortable position for his team with a contribution of 24 hard earned points.

Facing a 77:60 deficit at the start of the final quarter, Shack Attack increased the intensity with a full court press. With Kurt Christian taking control they cut the lead to 86:70 following four free shots by Christian in minute 6:23 off a technical foul by Robertson.

This saw the re-entry of Steven Lighter Lewis to provide an addition ball handler for coach Jackson and immediately Lewis responded with two quick moves to the rim as the game continued to slip away from Shak Attack 91-73 with time ticking down.

Despite some last minutes heroics by Kurt Christian, Defence Force held on to win 94-81 and a 3-2 lead going into a crucial game 6 tonight at the same venue.

In addition to Boxhill with 24pts, Steven Lewis got 22 and Peter Lewis added 12 for the winners.

Kurt Christian had a game high 29pts while Sheldon Christian & Virgil Fraser both scored 12 pts apiece in a losing effort.



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  TURKEY   


Standings - TBL
TBL Standings
 1. Efes Pilsen 24-3 
 2. Fener.Ulker 21-6 
 3. Banvit 19-8 
 4. Besiktas 16-11 
 5. T.Telekom 15-11 
 6. Galatasaray 15-11 
 7. Karsiyaka 14-13 
 8. Erdemir 13-14 
 9. Bornova 12-15 
 10. Tofas 11-16 
 11. Antalya 11-16 
 12. Mersin 10-17 
 13. Aliaga 10-17 
 14. Oyak Renault 9-18 
 15. Kepez Bld 9-18 
 16. Darussafaka 6-21 


Stats Leaders - D1
Points Per Game
 Quincy DOUBY
  Darussafaka
  (191-G-84)
  Avg: 23.6
 1. Douby, Darussafaka23.6 
 2. Shipp, Bornova19.8 
 3. Chatman, Besiktas18.4 
 4. Brown, Bornova18.1 
 5. Hosley, Aliaga17.9 
 6. Toolson, Karsiyaka17.5 
 7. Stanojevic, Kepez B.17.4 
 8. Baxter, Besiktas17.4 
 9. Baron, Mersin16.9 
 10. Heytvelt, Oyak R.16.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jermareo DAVIDSON
  Darussafaka
  (208-F-84)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Davidson, Darussaf.10.7 
 2. Heytvelt, Oyak R.9.7 
 3. Williams, Erdemir9.4 
 4. Hosley, Aliaga8.2 
 5. Aldemir, Karsiyaka8.0 
 6. Greene, Antalya7.3 
 7. Smith, Karsiyaka7.2 
 8. Bowman, Tofas7.1 
 9. Elegar, Bornova7.1 
 10. Stanojevic, Kepez B.6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Hakan KOSEOGLU
  Erdemir
  (188-G-81)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Koseoglu, Erdemir8.5 
 2. Chatman, Besiktas6.1 
 3. Douby, Darussafaka4.9 
 4. Ermis, Banvit4.8 
 5. Acik, T.Telekom4.4 
 6. James, Mersin4.2 
 7. Ukic, Fener.Ulker4.2 
 8. Hosley, Aliaga4.1 
 9. Erdogan, Oyak R.4.1 
 10. Atsur, Besiktas4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Quinton HOSLEY
  Aliaga
  (198-G/F-84)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Hosley, Aliaga2.8 
 2. Chatman, Besiktas2.4 
 3. Douby, Darussafaka2.3 
 4. Smith, Efes Pilsen2.2 
 5. Shipp, Bornova2.1 
 6. James, Mersin2.0 
 7. Famutimi, Oyak R.1.9 
 8. Altay, Aliaga1.8 
 9. Adams, Oyak R.1.8 
 10. Erden, Bornova1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Omer ASIK
  Fener.Ulker
  (211-C-86)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Asik, Fener.Ulker1.6 
 2. Aldemir, Karsiyaka1.5 
 3. Denison, Tofas1.3 
 4. Elegar, Bornova1.3 
 5. Davidson, Darussaf.1.3 
 6. Heytvelt, Oyak R.1.2 
 7. Solak, Galatasaray1.1 
 8. Davis, Banvit1.1 
 9. Bowman, Tofas1.1 
 10. Buckman, Kepez Bld0.9 


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  UKRAINE   


Standings - Superleague
Superleague Standings
 1. Budivelnyk 23-2 
 2. Kryvbasbasket 20-5 
 3. Ferro-ZNTU 20-5 
 4. BC Kyiv 17-8 
 5. BC Odessa 15-10 
 6. Dnipro 14-11 
 7. Azovmash 14-11 
 8. Hoverla 13-12 
 9. Mykolaiv 12-13 
 10. Halychyna 10-15 
 11. Khimik 10-15 
 12. Pulsar 4-21 
 13. DniproAzot 3-22 
 14. Gryfony 0-25 
ZFolded
 1. BC Donetsk 0-0 


Stats Leaders - Men
Points Per Game
 Khalid EL-AMIN
  Budivelnyk
  (178-G-79)
  Avg: 22.3
 1. El-Amin, Budivelnyk22.3 
 2. Karim, DniproAzot21.3 
 3. Thomas, Fe.20.5 
 4. Curry, Azovmash19.6 
 5. McClintock, Mykolaiv18.6 
 6. Burtt, Fe.18.4 
 7. Mitchell, Khimik18.4 
 8. Williams, Halychyna18.2 
 9. Atanackovic, Gryfo.17.5 
 10. DeGroat, BC Odessa17.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Michael FRASER
  Hoverla
  (203-C/F-84)
  Avg: 11.7
 1. Fraser, Hoverla11.7 
 2. Thomas, Fe.10.7 
 3. McClintock, Mykolaiv7.8 
 4. Finn, Halychyna7.8 
 5. Morton, DniproAzot7.3 
 6. Pettway, Dnipro7.3 
 7. Hunter, Fe.7.0 
 8. Agafonov, Khimik7.0 
 9. Dubnyuk, Pulsar6.9 
 10. Rizvic, Azovmash6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Jason CROWE
  Dnipro
  (193-G-76)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Crowe, Dnipro7.3 
 2. Blassingame, BC Od.6.7 
 3. Sparks, Hoverla5.9 
 4. Karim, DniproAzot5.4 
 5. Burtt, Fe.5.4 
 6. Mitchell, Khimik5.3 
 7. Lukashov, BC Kyiv5.2 
 8. El-Amin, Budivelnyk5.2 
 9. Love, Mykolaiv4.6 
 10. Jeromanovs, Mykol.4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Fred HOUSE
  Azovmash
  (195-F-78)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. House, Azovmash2.8 
 2. Crowe, Dnipro2.3 
 3. El-Amin, Budivelnyk2.2 
 4. Jeromanovs, Mykol.2.0 
 5. Tiggs, Fe.1.9 
 6. Perry, BC Donetsk1.9 
 7. Karim, DniproAzot1.8 
 8. Sparks, Hoverla1.7 
 9. Skutyelnik, Azovm.1.6 
 10. Zabirchenko, BC Ky.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Viacheslav KRAVTSOV
  BC Kyiv
  (212-C-87)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Kravtsov, BC Kyiv2.8 
 2. McClintock, Mykolaiv2.0 
 3. Balashov, BC Odessa1.9 
 4. Rizvic, Azovmash1.9 
 5. Pettway, Dnipro1.7 
 6. Morton, DniproAzot1.6 
 7. Agafonov, Khimik1.6 
 8. Owens, BC Donetsk1.3 
 9. Ulyanko, Hoverla1.3 
 10. Garrison, Khimik1.3 




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Women News

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  ESTONIA - Women  


Eclex surge ahead in the Finals - by Eurobasket News
Eclex - TLU/Volta 69:55

Eclex pulled in front in the Meistriliiga Finals. They held off TLU/Volta in the opener. Eclex entered the game as favorites as they suffered just one loss in the regular season. But TLU/Volta proved that would not be an easy jog for Eclex. The visitors silenced the Eclex fans with a 21:13 run in the starting frame. But Eclex quickly stopped the bleeding. The hosts outgunned TLU/Volta 21:11 in the second frame to drive to a 2-point halftime advantage. Eclex stretched the margin in the third frame. They cleared off to a 14-point lead with ten minutes to go. TLU/Volta managed to slow down Eclex in the fourth quarter. The teams traded baskets but TLU/Volta could not save the encounter and had to give up at the end.
Kerttu Jallai (179-F-90) scored 19 points and grabbed 7 rebounds to pace the effort. Kaia Kosk (178-G-89, college: E.Kentucky) knocked down 15 points in the winning case. Anzela Okuneva (174-F-84) answered with 17 points for TLU/Volta. Annika Koster (185-C-92) delivered 14 points and 10 rebounds in the loss.

Eclex: Kerttu Jallai 19, Kaia Kosk 15, Solveig Keskula (180-F-92) 9+10 boards
TLU/Volta: Anzela Okuneva 17, Annika Koster 14+10 boards



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  EUROLEAGUE - Women  


Spartak Moscow Region clinch fourth straight Euroleague title - by Eurobasket News
3 Place
TS Wisla Can-Pak - UMMC 50-84
UMMC wrapped up their Euroleague campaign with victory. Today the Russian powerhouse got a small consolation after a bitter loss to Spartak Moscow Region in the semifinal. UMMC held off Wisla to earn the third position in the Euroleague season. UMMC got to a quick start as they accounted for the first four points in the encounter. But Wisla soon recovered and finished the period strongly. Marta Fernandez (178-F-81) knocked down 5 points in a 7:0 run from the Polish team as they built a 17:12 lead into the second frame. UMMC answered with a 9:0 run midway though the second quarter to take a 26:20 advantage. Wisla got within two points but UMMC stunned the Polish team late in the half. UMMC unleashed a 12:2 run that put them up by 12 points at halftime 40:28. Janell Burse and Kobryn tried to keep Wisla in visibility but the Russian team capped the third term with 15 points in a row to open a 22-point lead. Agnieszka Bibrzycka and Candace Parker (193-F/C-86, college: Tennessee) tipped off the final term with five consecutive points and UMMC never looked back en route to the victory. Candace Parker produced 21 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists to lead UMMC. Ann Wauters (194-C-80) finished with 14 points, while Agnieszka Bibrzycka knocked down 9 points in the winning effort. Iziane Castro (183-G/F-82) accounted for 14 points for Wisla. Janell Burse delivered 11 points and 20 rebounds in the loss.

Final
Ros Casares - Spartak V MR 80-87
Spartak Moscow Region continued to write in Euroleague history as they claimed the fourth straight title. They overcame Ros Casares to prove once again their dominance in the European basketball. Diana Taurasi (182-F/G-82, college: Connecticut) had another sizzling performance for Spartak as she poured in 29 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. She was named the MVP of the Final Four. Ros Casares opened the game confidently. Erika De Souza (197-C-82) and Delisha Milton-Jones (186-F-74, college: Florida) triggered a 7:0 run to secure an 11:4 lead three minutes into the game. But Spartak quickly responded with 9 points in a row to surge ahead. The teams traded baskets throughout the reminder of the frame before Janel McCarville (188-C-82, college: Minnesota) sealed the outcome at 24:23 for Spartak. The exchange of the strikes continued early in the second period. Osipova and Janel McCarville helped the defending champions to a 37:31 lead midway through the second term. Ilona Korstine (183-G-80) fired 6 consecutive points to boost the margin to a 45:34 mark. Janel McCarville and Ilona Korstine stretched the lead to 12 points before Palau capped the half with a jumper to narrow the deficit at 10-point mark 39:49. Ros Casares opened the second half on a 9:2 run. However Diana Taurasi responded with quick four points to keep the Russian team in front. Erika De Souza and Snell narrowed the distance to a single point 56:57 late in the third quarter. Ilona Korstine came up with timely baskets to ensure a 64:57 advantage for the visitors at the final break. Ilona Korstine, Janel McCarville and Osipova regained a double-digit lead for Spartak almost three minutes into the fourth term. However Ros Casares did not allow Spartak to run away. The Spanish team got back within 6 just under five minutes remaining. Diana Taurasi silenced Valencia crowd with five straight points and forced Ros Casares into timeout. Erika De Souza and Delisha Milton-Jones exchanged baskets with Diana Taurasi and Ilona Korstine as Spartak continued to stay comfortably in front. Snell and Delisha Milton-Jones fired four points in a row to keep Ros Casares hopeful. But Diana Taurasi went deadly from the stripe to seal the victory for Spartak. Janel McCarville scored 20 points and grabbed 13 rebounds for the winners. Ilona Korstine contributed 16 points for the Russian team. Delisha Milton-Jones responded with 19 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists for Ros Casares. Erika De Souza notched 16 points and 7 boards in the losing effort.



Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Diana TAURASI
  Spartak V MR
  (182-F/G-82)
  Avg: 24.9
 1. Taurasi, Spartak .24.9 
 2. McCoughtry, Dobri A.19.0 
 3. Dupree, Dobri Anjeli18.9 
 4. Lyttle, Perfumer.17.6 
 5. Montgomery, TEO V.17.6 
 6. Young, Galatasaray17.3 
 7. Macchi, Familia Schio17.2 
 8. Langhorne, Rivas E.17.1 
 9. Jelavic, Gospic16.3 
 10. Houston, Tarbes16.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Candice DUPREE
  Dobri Anjeli
  (188-F/C-84)
  Avg: 11
 1. Dupree, Dobri Anjeli11.0 
 2. Lyttle, Perfumer.10.8 
 3. Burse, TS Wi.10.5 
 4. Bjelica, TEO V.9.2 
 5. Langhorne, Rivas E.9.0 
 6. Fowles, Spartak .8.8 
 7. De Souza, Ros C.8.6 
 8. Brunson, Taranto8.3 
 9. McWilliams, Frisco S.7.8 
 10. Parker, UMMC7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Anda JELAVIC
  Gospic
  (175-G-80)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Jelavic, Gospic6.7 
 2. Ivanyi, MiZo Pecs6.6 
 3. Richards, Gorzow4.7 
 4. Bermejo, Rivas E.4.3 
 5. Vardarli, Fener.4.2 
 6. Ratkaine, MKB E.4.2 
 7. Bird, Spartak V MR4.0 
 8. Lawson-Wade, Spart.4.0 
 9. Montgomery, TEO V.3.9 
 10. Lepron, Tarbes3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Lisa WILLIS
  TTT Riga
  (183-G/F-84)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Willis, TTT Riga3.3 
 2. McCoughtry, Dobri A.3.3 
 3. McCarville, Spart.2.8 
 4. Ivanyi, MiZo Pecs2.7 
 5. Vardarli, Fener.2.6 
 6. Horakova, Frisco S.2.4 
 7. Perkins, Galatasa.2.3 
 8. Jelavic, Gospic2.3 
 9. Lima, TTT Riga2.3 
 10. Powell, Fenerbahce2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Candice DUPREE
  Dobri Anjeli
  (188-F/C-84)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Dupree, Dobri Anjeli1.4 
 2. Parker, UMMC1.4 
 3. Burse, TS Wi.1.4 
 4. Stepanova, UMMC1.3 
 5. De Souza, Ros C.1.3 
 6. Ndongue, Bourges1.2 
 7. Christon, Lotos G.1.1 
 8. Gruda, UMMC1.0 
 9. Sipaviciute, Szeged1.0 
 10. Majewska, TS Wi.1.0 


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  FINLAND - Women  


D1 Round: 2 (Finals) - by Eurobasket News
PeKa - Catz 70-72
Catz came back from an 11-point halftime deficit to knock down PeKa away from home drawing things level in the Finals. Elisa Bue (180-G-86, college: N.Dakota St.) knocked down two free throws in the final minute of the encounter to bring Catz to a valuable victory. She finished with 31 points and 12 boards for Catz. Elena Reshetko (184-C-86) added 19 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Porchia Green (175-G-87, college: Ball St.) responded with 28 points and 7 rebounds for PeKa. Stephanie Jones accounted for 18 points and 9 rebounds in defeat.



Stats Leaders - Women
Points Per Game
 Lisa LEE
  PeKa
  (183-F-84)
  Avg: 21.2
 1. Lee, PeKa21.2 
 2. Freeman, S-Hameen.21.2 
 3. Haynes, FoA20.5 
 4. Bailey, FoA18.4 
 5. Robinson, Huima17.7 
 6. Johnson, HoNsU16.8 
 7. Pounds, HoNsU16.5 
 8. Freshour, S-Hameen.16.3 
 9. Pellom, FoA15.9 
 10. Jahilo, FoA15.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kenya ROBINSON
  Huima
  (182-C-70)
  Avg: 13.6
 1. Robinson, Huima13.6 
 2. Freeman, S-Hameen.12.4 
 3. Johnson, HoNsU12.1 
 4. Laaksonen, Espoo T.10.9 
 5. Solovyeva, Catz10.2 
 6. Moua, Kerava ET10.1 
 7. Freshour, S-Hameen.9.7 
 8. Tuukkanen, PeKa9.7 
 9. Glover, Huima9.3 
 10. Green, PeKa9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Danyelle SNELGRO
  HoNsU
  (165-G-87)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Snelgro, HoNsU3.2 
 2. Kesanen, Catz3.1 
 3. Robinson, Huima2.9 
 4. Green, PeKa2.7 
 5. Pellom, FoA2.5 
 6. Small, Huima2.5 
 7. Piipari, Catz2.4 
 8. Bailey, FoA2.4 
 9. Haynes, FoA2.3 
 10. Lee, PeKa2.3 
Steals Per Game
 Dionne POUNDS
  HoNsU
  (174-F-84)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Pounds, HoNsU3.2 
 2. Lee, PeKa3.1 
 3. Allen, Espoo Team2.8 
 4. Snelgro, HoNsU2.8 
 5. Pellom, FoA2.6 
 6. Green, PeKa2.5 
 7. Johnson, HoNsU2.3 
 8. Bailey, FoA2.3 
 9. Reshetko, Catz2.0 
 10. Moua, Espoo Team2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Stephanie JONES
  PeKa
  (188-F/C-80)
  Avg: 0.5
 1. Jones, PeKa0.5 
 2. Allen, Espoo Team0.5 
 3. Haynes, FoA0.5 
 4. Kesanen, S-Hameen.0.5 
 5. Jahilo, FoA0.5 
 6. Bailey, FoA0.5 
 7. Pellom, FoA0.5 
 8. Lehtoranta, S-Hameen.0.4 
 9. Koponen, Kerava ET0.4 
 10. Robinson, Huima0.4 


Catz time to win - by Esko Saarinen
Catz (Lappeenranta) took the win in second final in Kotka. PeKa lost the came in 70-72 and wins are now 1-1. Next match is on wednesday in Lappeenranta. PeKa started the match well and led in half time 42-31. PeKa was stonger and Catz made mistakes all the time. During the half time Catz changed the way to play, and won 0-9 in the time Lisa Lee (PeKa) was out of game. In third quarter Catz won 14-24 and came closer. Finally just two minutes before the end Catz took the lead, Lisa Lee had fifth fault and PeKa made nervous decicions. In second half Catz shoot better from long distance and near. Specially Elisa Bue (USA) was in good humour, she made 31 points and 12 rebpounds. Also Elena Resetko (RUS) had good numbers (19/10) and both were the players that didn't succeeded in the first match. The surprise player was Roosa Lukkarinen. PeKa's players Lisa Lee and Taru Tuukkanen had played a lot better. Best player was Porcia Green (USA), who took the rebounds and made points. Also Stephanie Jones was in good form.

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  GERMANY - Women  


Stats Leaders - Women
Points Per Game
 Carmen GUZMAN
  Halle
  (175-G-85)
  Avg: 21.8
 1. Guzman, Leipzig21.8 
 2. Pierce, Rhein MB19.5 
 3. Guzman, Halle17.8 
 4. Hayes, Wasserburg17.3 
 5. Paunovic, Freiburg17.1 
 6. Bender, Halle17.0 
 7. Terzic, Herner16.2 
 8. Danckert, Donau.15.7 
 9. Greunke, Rhein MB15.2 
 10. Sanders, Leipzig14.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Sabrina SCOTT
  Wolfenbuettel
  (190-C-81)
  Avg: 12.2
 1. Scott, Wolfenbu.12.2 
 2. Mircheva, Donau.10.5 
 3. Tracey, Freiburg9.6 
 4. Triggs, Marburg8.9 
 5. Almind, Oberhausen8.5 
 6. Greunke, Rhein MB8.1 
 7. Sanders, Leipzig7.9 
 8. Thompson, Rhein MB7.8 
 9. Danckert, Donau.7.7 
 10. Wilson, Donau-Ries7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Amanda REGO
  Halle
  (170-G-86)
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Rego, Halle5.4 
 2. Bar, Saarlouis3.5 
 3. Dluzyk, Donau-Ries3.4 
 4. Guzman, Halle3.0 
 5. Mersch, Oberhausen2.8 
 6. O''Rourke, Herner2.7 
 7. Davidson, Marburg2.7 
 8. Hightower, Herner2.6 
 9. Pop, Wasserburg2.6 
 10. Greunke, Rhein MB2.6 
Steals Per Game
 Amanda REGO
  Halle
  (170-G-86)
  Avg: 3.9
 1. Rego, Halle3.9 
 2. Guzman, Leipzig3.6 
 3. Sanders, Leipzig3.5 
 4. Bar, Saarlouis3.0 
 5. Tracey, Freiburg3.0 
 6. Richter, Wasse.2.4 
 7. Austmann, Oberh.2.4 
 8. Hayes, Freiburg2.3 
 9. Guzman, Halle2.3 
 10. Bingham, Saarlouis2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Annika DANCKERT
  Donau-Ries
  (182-F-81)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Danckert, Donau.1.2 
 2. Bar, Saarlouis1.2 
 3. Bingham, Saarlouis1.1 
 4. Triggs, Marburg1.0 
 5. Tracey, Freiburg1.0 
 6. Damm, Halle0.9 
 7. Diaz, Leipzig0.9 
 8. Thompson, Rhein MB0.8 
 9. Koop, Marburg0.8 
 10. Smith, Saarlouis0.8 


DBBL Round: 1 (Semi-Finals) - by Eurobasket News
Wasserburg - Freiburg 72-60
Ashley Hayes (178-G/F-87, college: Murray St.) dropped 22 points to lead Wasserburg past Freiburg in the semifinal opener. Dorothea Richter (176-G-83) notched 18 points and 5 steals in the winning effort. Mirna Paunovic accounted for 20 points for Freiburg. Jahzinga Tracey notched 11 points and 18 rebounds in the loss.

Saarlouis - Marburg 78-59
Saarlouis overcame a sloppy start to knock down Marburg in the semifinal opener. Romy Bar (189-F-87, agency: LBM Management) knocked down 17 poins to lead the Royals. Tyresa Smith (183-F-85, agency: LBM Management) contributed 14 points, 8 rebounds and 5 steals for the winners. Sherida Triggs responded with 19 points and 13 rebounds for Marburg.



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  HUNGARY - Women  


Stats Leaders - Women
Points Per Game
 Hajdana RADUNOVIC
  SEAT Lami
  (192-F/C-78)
  Avg: 16
 1. Radunovic, SEAT L.16.0 
 2. Vajda, MiZo Pecs15.9 
 3. Crasnoscioc, ZTE15.9 
 4. Ohlde, MiZo Pecs15.4 
 5. Sipaviciute, Szeged15.2 
 6. Budimir, Bajai NKK15.2 
 7. Balint, Atomeromu14.9 
 8. Szlimak, BSE14.7 
 9. Horti, MKB Eurol.14.4 
 10. Holt, MKB Eurol.14.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jelena BUDIMIR
  Bajai NKK
  (192-C/F-85)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Budimir, Bajai NKK8.5 
 2. Vajda, MiZo Pecs7.5 
 3. Zherzherunov., Sze.7.3 
 4. Licina, Cegledi EKK7.2 
 5. Cazac, Atomeromu7.0 
 6. Farkasinszki, Szolnok6.6 
 7. Radunovic, SEAT L.6.4 
 8. Holt, MKB Eurol.6.3 
 9. Krnjic, MiZo Pecs6.2 
 10. Sipaviciute, Szeged6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Csilla DARIDA
  Szolnok
  (175-G-78)
  Avg: 5.6
 1. Darida, Szolnok5.6 
 2. Ivanyi, MiZo Pecs4.8 
 3. Kocsis, BSE4.5 
 4. Englert, SEAT L.3.7 
 5. Pungor, Atomeromu3.6 
 6. Iva, Szeged3.5 
 7. Nemeth, Szeged3.5 
 8. Eordogh, MKB E.3.4 
 9. Furesz, Szeged3.1 
 10. Djelmis, SEAT L.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Monika BUKOVSZKI
  ZTE
  (171-G-79)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Bukovszki, ZTE3.5 
 2. Ivanyi, MiZo Pecs3.4 
 3. Pungor, Atomeromu3.0 
 4. Darida, Szolnok3.0 
 5. Iva, Szeged3.0 
 6. Vajda, MiZo Pecs3.0 
 7. Kocsis, BSE2.9 
 8. Czank, Vasas-Csata2.4 
 9. Zherzherunov., Sze.2.4 
 10. Szelesy, ZTE2.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Olena ZHERZHERUNOVA
  Szeged
  (191-F-78)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Zherzherunov., Sze.1.5 
 2. Ievtushenko, Atome.1.2 
 3. Bagi, Vasas-Csata0.8 
 4. Varda, BSE0.8 
 5. Budimir, Bajai NKK0.8 
 6. Vajda, MiZo Pecs0.7 
 7. Czukor, ZTE0.7 
 8. Szelesy, ZTE0.6 
 9. Ohlde, MiZo Pecs0.6 
 10. Radunovic, SEAT L.0.6 


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  ITALY - Women  


Stats Leaders - Women
Points Per Game
 Brooke SMITH
  Comense
  (191-F/C-84)
  Avg: 17.4
 1. Smith, Comense17.4 
 2. Robert, Faenza17.0 
 3. Macchi, Familia Schio16.5 
 4. Dixon, GMA Napoli15.7 
 5. Walker, GMA Napoli15.7 
 6. Machanguana, Bracco G.15.1 
 7. Brunson, Taranto15.0 
 8. Bjelica, Vomero NA15.0 
 9. Cirov, Priolo14.5 
 10. Ngoyisa, Familia .13.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marcedes WALKER
  GMA Napoli
  (191-C-86)
  Avg: 10.1
 1. Walker, GMA Napoli10.1 
 2. Bjelica, Vomero NA10.0 
 3. Robert, Faenza8.8 
 4. Brunson, Taranto7.9 
 5. Willis, Livorno7.9 
 6. Harper, Umana R.7.6 
 7. Smith, Comense7.3 
 8. Machanguana, Bracco G.7.0 
 9. Seino, Priolo6.5 
 10. Screen, Basket P.6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Adriana PINTO
  Faenza
  (169-G-78)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Pinto, Faenza3.2 
 2. Macchi, Familia Schio2.6 
 3. Eric, Vomero NA2.5 
 4. Dixon, GMA Napoli2.3 
 5. Ballardini, Umana R.2.3 
 6. Penicheiro, Umbertide2.1 
 7. Carpreaux, Livorno2.0 
 8. Goryanova, GMA N.2.0 
 9. Martinez Pra., Bracco G.2.0 
 10. Moro, Familia Schio2.0 
Steals Per Game
 Angela ZAMPELLA
  Comense
  (170-G-78)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Zampella, Comense5.5 
 2. Carpreaux, Livorno4.8 
 3. Dixon, GMA Napoli4.8 
 4. Martinez Pra., Bracco G.4.3 
 5. Pinto, Faenza4.2 
 6. Zara, Basket Parma4.0 
 7. Macchi, Familia Schio3.9 
 8. Eric, Vomero NA3.9 
 9. Palie, Vomero NA3.7 
 10. Machanguana, Bracco G.3.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Oleksandra PRYSTUPA
  Faenza
  (203-C-89)
  Avg: 1
 1. Prystupa, Faenza1.0 
 2. Harper, Umana R.0.9 
 3. Smith, Comense0.9 
 4. Alexander, Faenza0.9 
 5. Godin, Taranto0.7 
 6. Van Malderen, GMA N.0.6 
 7. Brunson, Taranto0.6 
 8. Robert, Faenza0.6 
 9. Pascalau, Priolo0.5 
 10. Wabara, Bracco G.0.5 


A1 Quarterfinals: No surprises in Round One - by Eurobasket News
Taranto - Umbertide 81-52
Taranto blasted Umbertide for 1-0 lead in the Playoff Quarterfinals. Rebekkah Brunson (191-F/C-81, agency: LBM Management, college: Georgetown) shined for the hosts with 17 points and 13 rebounds, while Elodie Godin added 16 pts and 6 rebs. In Umbertide, Chiara Consolini (182-F-88) netted 14 pts.

Faenza - Bracco Geas 68-56
Faenza celebrated 68-56 win against Bracco Geas in Game 1 of Serie A Quarterfinals. Geraldine Robert (184-F-80) was the leading player in victory with 16 points and 6 rebounds. Adriana Pinto (169-G-78) added 10 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. Clarisse Machanguana replied with 15 points and 8 rebounds in defeat.

Familia Schio - Comense 83-77
1-0 for Familia Schio, who got 20 points and 5 rebounds from Bernadette Ngoyisa (195-C-82). It is important to mention that Ngoyisa spent just 16 minutes on the floor last night. Iciss Tillis helped the hosts with 14 points and 10 boards. In Comense, Angela Zampella (170-G-78, college: St.Joseph's) shined with 28 points.

Umana Reyer - Priolo 65-61
The team from Venice had to work very hard in order to beat Priolo 65-61 last night. Daliborka Jokic (185-F-81) and Simona Ballardini (181-F-81) led the hosts in scoring with 14 points each. Jenifer Nadalin had 12 points and 9 rebounds. For the visiting side, Florina Pascalau delivered 19 points.

Play-out
Basket Parma - Vomero NA 64-56
In Play-out, Basket Parma was too strong for Vomero 64-56 getting 17 points and 5 rebounds from Ines Ajanovic (196-C-80). She was the only player with dobule-digits in scoring for the hosts. On the other side, the team from Napoli got 17 points from Marija Eric (164-G-83).

GMA Napoli - Livorno 59-48
Marcedes Walker (191-C-86, agency: Merit Sports, college: Pittsburgh) stepped up for the hosts with 15 points and 7 rebounds. Adia Barnes (180-F-77, college: Arizona) followed with 13 points and 8 rebs, while Debora Gonzalez added 11 pts and 7 rebs. In the loosing squad, Courtney Willis was way better than the others with 20 points and 17 rebs.


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  LATVIA - Women  


TTT Riga step away from LSBL title - by Eurobasket News
TTT Riga - Cesis 77:53
TTT earned the second win in the LSBL Finals. Earlier today the Riga powerhouse held off Cesis to surge ahead 2-1 in the Final best-of-five series. Jennifer Lacy (191-F/C-83, college: Pepperdine) scored 21 points and grabbed 6 rebounds to lead the effort.
Cesis opened the game aggressively. They limited the hosts to 10 points and posted a 16:10 advantage at the first break. But TTT Riga returned firing from all guns in the second term. The home side exploded with 29 points in the second stanza and established a 39:31 lead at the interval. TTT controlled the situation in the third period. They held their opponents to only 8 points in the frame and boosted the gap to as many as 19 points. Cesis had no answers in the fourth quarter and had to surrender at the end.
Tan White (170-G-82, college: Mississippi St.) finished with 14 points and 7 rebounds for TTT. Lisa Willis (183-G/F-84, college: UCLA) accounted for 12 points in the winning effort. Kristen Mann (188-F-83, college: UCSB) replied with 13 points and 11 rebounds for Cesis. Kristen Morris (190-F-87, college: LSU) canned 12 points and collected 8 boards in defeat. The fourth and potentially decisive game of the series is scheduled for Tuesday.

TTT Riga: Jennifer Lacy 21, Tan White 14, Lisa Willis 12
Cesis: Kristen Mann 13+11 boards, Kristen Morris 12



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  LUXEMBOURG - Women  


Standings - Women
Diekirch Standings
1-6 places
 1. Musel Pikes 23-1 
 2. Etzella 17-8 
 3. Basket Esch 16-8 
 4. T71 Dudelange 14-11 
 5. AB Contern 13-11 
 6. Residence 11-13 
7-10 places
 1. Racing 13-11 
 2. Amicale 7-16 
 3. Black Star 4-20 
 4. Grengewald 2-21 


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  POLAND - Women  


UMMC edge Wisla for the third Euroleague place - by Eurobasket News
UMMC - Wisla 84:50
UMMC wrapped up their Euroleague campaign with victory. Today the Russian powerhouse got a small consolation after a bitter loss to Spartak Moscow Region in the semifinal. UMMC held off Wisla to earn the third position in the Euroleague season.
UMMC got to a quick start as they accounted for the first four points in the encounter. But Wisla soon recovered and finished the period strongly. Marta Fernandez (178-F-81) knocked down 5 points in a 7:0 run from the Polish team as they built a 17:12 lead into the second frame. UMMC answered with a 9:0 run midway though the second quarter to take a 26:20 advantage. Wisla got within two points but UMMC stunned the Polish team late in the half. UMMC unleashed a 12:2 run that put them up by 12 points at halftime 40:28. Janell Burse (197-C-79, college: Tulane) and Kobryn tried to keep Wisla in visibility but the Russian team capped the third term with 15 points in a row to open a 22-point lead. Agnieszka Bibrzycka (184-F/G-82, agency: Data Plus Group, college: Abil.Christian) and Candace Parker (193-F/C-86, college: Tennessee) tipped off the final term with five consecutive points and UMMC never looked back en route to the victory.
Candace Parker produced 21 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists to lead UMMC. Ann Wauters (194-C-80) finished with 14 points, while Agnieszka Bibrzycka knocked down 9 points in the winning effort. Iziane Castro (183-G/F-82) accounted for 14 points for Wisla. Janell Burse delivered 11 points and 20 rebounds in the loss.

UMMC: Candace Parker 21, Ann Wauters 14, Agnieszka Bibrzycka 9
Wisla: Iziane Castro 14, Janell Burse 11+20 boards



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  ROMANIA - Women  


Standings - Women
D1 Standings
A1
 1. Sf. Gheorghe 11-0 
 2. Targoviste 10-1 
 3. ICIM Arad 8-4 
 4. Alexandria 5-6 
 5. Satu Mare 5-6 
 6. Craiova 4-7 
 7. Oradea 1-10 
 8. Rapid Bucuresti 1-11 
A2
 1. Alba Iulia 7-1 
 2. Cluj Napoca 6-2 
 3. Olimpia 4-2 
 4. Sp.Studentesc 4-4 
 5. Iasi 4-5 
 6. Timisoara 2-5 
 7. Brasov 1-9 


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  RUSSIA - Women  


Spartak Moscow Region make it four in a row! - by Eurobasket News
Spartak Moscow Region - Ros Casares 87:80
Spartak Moscow Region continued to write in Euroleague history as they claimed the fourth straight title. They overcame Ros Casares to prove once again their dominance in the European basketball. Diana Taurasi (182-F/G-82, college: Connecticut) had another sizzling performance for Spartak as she poured in 29 points and grabbed 6 rebounds.
Ros Casares opened the game confidently. Erika De Souza (197-C-82) and Delisha Milton-Jones (186-F-74, college: Florida) triggered a 7:0 run to secure an 11:4 lead three minutes into the game. But Spartak quickly responded with 9 points in a row to surge ahead. The teams traded baskets throughout the reminder of the frame before Janel McCarville (188-C-82, college: Minnesota) sealed the outcome at 24:23 for Spartak. The exchange of the strikes continued early in the second period. Osipova and Janel McCarville helped the defending champions to a 37:31 lead midway through the second term. Ilona Korstine (183-G-80) fired 6 consecutive points to boost the margin to a 45:34 mark. Janel McCarville and Ilona Korstine stretched the lead to 12 points before Palau capped the half with a jumper to narrow the deficit at 10-point mark 39:49. Ros Casares opened the second half on a 9:2 run. However Diana Taurasi responded with quick four points to keep the Russian team in front. Erika De Souza and Snell narrowed the distance to a single point 56:57 late in the third quarter. Ilona Korstine came up with timely baskets to ensure a 64:57 advantage for the visitors at the final break. Ilona Korstine, Janel McCarville and Osipova regained a double-digit lead for Spartak almost three minutes into the fourth term. However Ros Casares did not allow Spartak to run away. The Spanish team got back within 6 just under five minutes remaining. Diana Taurasi silenced Valencia crowd with five straight points and forced Ros Casares into timeout. Erika De Souza and Delisha Milton-Jones exchanged baskets with Diana Taurasi and Ilona Korstine as Spartak continued to stay comfortably in front. Snell and Delisha Milton-Jones fired four points in a row to keep Ros Casares hopeful. But Diana Taurasi went deadly from the stripe to seal the victory for Spartak.
Janel McCarville scored 20 points and grabbed 13 rebounds for the winners. Ilona Korstine contributed 16 points for the Russian team. Delisha Milton-Jones responded with 19 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists for Ros Casares. Erika De Souza notched 16 points and 7 boards in the losing effort.

Spartak MR: Diana Taurasi 29, Janel McCarville 20+13 boards, Ilona Korstine 16
Ros Casares: Delisha Milton-Jones 19, Erika De Souza 16



UMMC edge Wisla for the third Euroleague place - by Eurobasket News
UMMC - Wisla 84:50
UMMC wrapped up their Euroleague campaign with victory. Today the Russian powerhouse got a small consolation after a bitter loss to Spartak Moscow Region in the semifinal. UMMC held off Wisla to earn the third position in the Euroleague season.
UMMC got to a quick start as they accounted for the first four points in the encounter. But Wisla soon recovered and finished the period strongly. Marta Fernandez (178-F-81) knocked down 5 points in a 7:0 run from the Polish team as they built a 17:12 lead into the second frame. UMMC answered with a 9:0 run midway though the second quarter to take a 26:20 advantage. Wisla got within two points but UMMC stunned the Polish team late in the half. UMMC unleashed a 12:2 run that put them up by 12 points at halftime 40:28. Janell Burse (197-C-79, college: Tulane) and Kobryn tried to keep Wisla in visibility but the Russian team capped the third term with 15 points in a row to open a 22-point lead. Agnieszka Bibrzycka (184-F/G-82, agency: Data Plus Group, college: Abil.Christian) and Candace Parker (193-F/C-86, college: Tennessee) tipped off the final term with five consecutive points and UMMC never looked back en route to the victory.
Candace Parker produced 21 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists to lead UMMC. Ann Wauters (194-C-80) finished with 14 points, while Agnieszka Bibrzycka knocked down 9 points in the winning effort. Iziane Castro (183-G/F-82) accounted for 14 points for Wisla. Janell Burse delivered 11 points and 20 rebounds in the loss.

UMMC: Candace Parker 21, Ann Wauters 14, Agnieszka Bibrzycka 9
Wisla: Iziane Castro 14, Janell Burse 11+20 boards



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  SPAIN - Women  


Spartak Moscow Region make it four in a row! - by Eurobasket News
Spartak Moscow Region - Ros Casares 87:80
Spartak Moscow Region continued to write in Euroleague history as they claimed the fourth straight title. They overcame Ros Casares to prove once again their dominance in the European basketball. Diana Taurasi (182-F/G-82, college: Connecticut) had another sizzling performance for Spartak as she poured in 29 points and grabbed 6 rebounds.
Ros Casares opened the game confidently. Erika De Souza (197-C-82) and Delisha Milton-Jones (186-F-74, college: Florida) triggered a 7:0 run to secure an 11:4 lead three minutes into the game. But Spartak quickly responded with 9 points in a row to surge ahead. The teams traded baskets throughout the reminder of the frame before Janel McCarville (188-C-82, college: Minnesota) sealed the outcome at 24:23 for Spartak. The exchange of the strikes continued early in the second period. Osipova and Janel McCarville helped the defending champions to a 37:31 lead midway through the second term. Ilona Korstine (183-G-80) fired 6 consecutive points to boost the margin to a 45:34 mark. Janel McCarville and Ilona Korstine stretched the lead to 12 points before Palau capped the half with a jumper to narrow the deficit at 10-point mark 39:49. Ros Casares opened the second half on a 9:2 run. However Diana Taurasi responded with quick four points to keep the Russian team in front. Erika De Souza and Snell narrowed the distance to a single point 56:57 late in the third quarter. Ilona Korstine came up with timely baskets to ensure a 64:57 advantage for the visitors at the final break. Ilona Korstine, Janel McCarville and Osipova regained a double-digit lead for Spartak almost three minutes into the fourth term. However Ros Casares did not allow Spartak to run away. The Spanish team got back within 6 just under five minutes remaining. Diana Taurasi silenced Valencia crowd with five straight points and forced Ros Casares into timeout. Erika De Souza and Delisha Milton-Jones exchanged baskets with Diana Taurasi and Ilona Korstine as Spartak continued to stay comfortably in front. Snell and Delisha Milton-Jones fired four points in a row to keep Ros Casares hopeful. But Diana Taurasi went deadly from the stripe to seal the victory for Spartak.
Janel McCarville scored 20 points and grabbed 13 rebounds for the winners. Ilona Korstine contributed 16 points for the Russian team. Delisha Milton-Jones responded with 19 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists for Ros Casares. Erika De Souza notched 16 points and 7 boards in the losing effort.

Spartak MR: Diana Taurasi 29, Janel McCarville 20+13 boards, Ilona Korstine 16
Ros Casares: Delisha Milton-Jones 19, Erika De Souza 16



Stats Leaders - LFB
Points Per Game
 Eshaya MURPHY
  Mariana
  (--85)
  Avg: 21.1
 1. Murphy, Mariana21.1 
 2. Borges, Cadi la Seu18.4 
 3. Warburton, Gran C.17.6 
 4. Milton-Jones, Ros C.17.0 
 5. Covington, Cadi l.16.0 
 6. Lyttle, Perfumer.15.8 
 7. De Forge, Hondar.-.15.5 
 8. Garcia, Real Canoe15.4 
 9. Staknevicien., Real C.14.9 
 10. Feaster-S., Mann F.14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Sancho LYTTLE
  Perfumerias
  (193-C-83)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Lyttle, Perfumer.10.5 
 2. De Souza, Ros C.9.6 
 3. Sliskovic, Real C.8.3 
 4. Sanford, EBE I.8.2 
 5. Chones, Girona7.9 
 6. Vega, Mariana7.5 
 7. Langhorne, Rivas E.7.3 
 8. Perovanovic, Olesa7.3 
 9. Pascua, Mann F.7.2 
 10. Covington, Cadi l.7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Laia PALAU
  Ros Casares
  (178-G/F-79)
  Avg: 3.9
 1. Palau, Ros Casares3.9 
 2. Bermejo, Rivas E.3.9 
 3. Garcia, Real Canoe3.7 
 4. Aguilar, Ros C.3.5 
 5. Jordana, Real C.3.4 
 6. Infantes, EBE I.3.4 
 7. Sanchez, Gran C.3.2 
 8. Ouvina, Mann Filter3.2 
 9. Dominguez, Perfumer.3.1 
 10. Ygueravide, Estudian.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Marta BLANES
  Real Canoe
  (184-F-77)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Blanes, Real Canoe2.9 
 2. Lyttle, Perfumer.2.7 
 3. Murphy, Mariana2.6 
 4. Johnson, EBE I.2.2 
 5. Palau, Ros Casares2.2 
 6. Borges, Cadi la Seu2.0 
 7. Ouvina, Mann Filter1.9 
 8. Valdemoro, Ros C.1.8 
 9. Snell, Ros Casares1.8 
 10. Ygueravide, Estudian.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Erika DE SOUZA
  Ros Casares
  (197-C-82)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. De Souza, Ros C.1.4 
 2. Bavendam, Hondar.-.1.0 
 3. Sliskovic, Real C.0.9 
 4. Page, Mariana0.9 
 5. Gardin, Cadi la Seu0.9 
 6. Lyttle, Perfumer.0.8 
 7. Henry, Gran Canaria0.8 
 8. Chones, Girona0.7 
 9. Ujhelyi, Rivas E.0.6 
 10. Vesela, Ros Casares0.6 


LFB Semifinals: Perfumerias takes 1-0 lead against Rivas Ecopolis - by Eurobasket News
Perfumerias - Rivas Ecopolis 65-59
Perfumerias outplayed Rivas Ecopolis last night to take 1-0 lead in LFB Semifinals. Le'Coe Willingham (183-C-81, college: Auburn) stepped up for the hosts with 14 points and 8 rebounds. Alba Torrens (184-F-89) scored 12 and Silvia Dominguez followed with 9 pts. In the loosing squad, Crystal Langhorne (188-F/C-86, college: Maryland) collected 16 points and 8 rebs. Game 2 is scheduled for April 14.


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  TURKEY - Women  


Stats Leaders - Women
Points Per Game
 Michelle CAMPBELL
  Ceyhan Bld
  (188-F-84)
  Avg: 21.8
 1. Campbell, Ceyhan Bld21.8 
 2. Prince, Botas19.1 
 3. Frazee, Cankaya19.0 
 4. Pringle, TED K.18.7 
 5. Sales, Besiktas17.7 
 6. Hodges, Istanbul.17.2 
 7. Ervin, Ceyhan Bld16.5 
 8. Taylor, Fenerbahce16.4 
 9. Paris, Botas15.6 
 10. Latta, Mersin15.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Lauren ERVIN
  Ceyhan Bld
  (191-F-85)
  Avg: 12.8
 1. Ervin, Ceyhan Bld12.8 
 2. Frazee, Cankaya12.1 
 3. Pringle, TED K.11.8 
 4. Paris, Botas11.6 
 5. Black, Tarsus Bld10.8 
 6. Sevinc, Kocaeli10.1 
 7. Dacic, Besiktas9.7 
 8. Campbell, Ceyhan Bld9.2 
 9. Larkins, Mersin8.8 
 10. Alyoshkina, Samsun8.1 
Assists Per Game
 Sharnee ZOLL
  Botas
  (170-G-86)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Zoll, Botas6.1 
 2. January, Tarsus Bld4.1 
 3. Hodges, Istanbul.4.0 
 4. Unuvar, Cankaya3.9 
 5. Vardarli, Fener.3.9 
 6. Johnson, TED K.3.9 
 7. Yillar, Kocaeli3.7 
 8. Zellous, Besiktas3.6 
 9. McBride, TED K.3.6 
 10. Catchings, Galatasa.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Tamika CATCHINGS
  Galatasaray
  (186-F-79)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Catchings, Galatasa.3.1 
 2. Chaney, Samsun2.7 
 3. Prince, Botas2.6 
 4. January, Tarsus Bld2.5 
 5. Smith, Ceyhan Bld2.4 
 6. Penn, Istanbul.2.3 
 7. Gant, Istanbul.2.2 
 8. Pringle, TED K.2.2 
 9. Zoll, Botas2.1 
 10. Perkins, Galatasa.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 LaToya PRINGLE
  TED Kayseri
  (191-F/C-86)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Pringle, TED K.2.4 
 2. Dacic, Besiktas1.4 
 3. Black, Tarsus Bld1.2 
 4. Sutton-Brown, Fenerb.1.1 
 5. Ervin, Ceyhan Bld1.0 
 6. Alyoshkina, Samsun1.0 
 7. Paris, Botas0.9 
 8. Larkins, Mersin0.8 
 9. Zellous, Besiktas0.7 
 10. Catchings, Galatasa.0.7 


Standings - TBBL
TBBL Standings
 1. Fenerbahce 21-0 
 2. Mersin 18-3 
 3. Galatasaray 17-4 
 4. TED Kayseri 11-10 
 5. Botas 11-10 
 6. Besiktas 10-11 
 7. Tarsus Bld 10-11 
 8. Istanbul Univ. 9-12 
 9. Ceyhan Bld 9-12 
 10. Samsun 7-14 
 11. Cankaya 3-18 
 12. Kocaeli 0-21 


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  UKRAINE - Women  


Standings (Women)
UPBL Standings
 1. Dnipro 29-2 
 2. Dynamo-NPU 27-2 
 3. Kozachka 20-11 
 4. Donbas 19-10 
 5. Luganski Last. 14-16 
 6. Yuzhna Palmira 10-21 
 7. BC Frankivsk 6-24 
 8. Politeh Basket 6-24 
 9. Orlan Simfer. 5-26