EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 5/2/2010

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  ARGENTINA   


LigaA Semifinals: Penarol grabs 2-0 lead against Boca Juniors - by Eurobasket News
Penarol - Boca Jrs 71-62
Penarol jumped to 2-0 lead in the series after 71-62 victory last night. Pablo Sebastian Rodriguez (188-G-78) led the hosts in scoring with 19 points. Marcos Mata (202-F-86) followed with 14 pts and 5 boards. In the loosing squad, Brian Woodward (191-G-81, college: Rhode Island) delivered 14 pts.


TNA Round: 4 (Semi-Finals) - by Eurobasket News
El Nacional - Argentino 77-72
El Nacional tied the score against Argentino to 2-2 and the winner of this series will be decided in Game 5. Mario Sepulveda (200-F-77) and Lucas Perez (184-G-87) were the leading players in victory with 17 points each. Ezequiel Dentis (206-C-82) added 13 pts and 9 boards. In Argentino, Selem Safar (190-G-87) netted 19 pts.

Bragado - San Mart.C. 81-87
San Martin C advanced to Playoff Finals after they outplayed Bragado in Game 4. Leandro Portillo (185-G-85) stepped up for the guests with 18 points. Brice Assie (201-F-83, college: W.Connecticut) and Juan Sartorelli (190-G-83) added 12 pts each. The hosts got 17 pts and 7 boards from Lisandro Rasio (197-F/C-90).


LigaA Semifinals: Atenas is 1-0 up against Sionista - by Eurobasket News
Semifinals Game 1: Atenas - Sionista 74-66
Atenas grabbed 1-0 lead against Sionista in the Playoff Semifinals. Diego Lo Grippo (198-F-78) paced the home side to victory with 15 points and 8 rebounds. Juan Pablo Cantero (184-G-82) also had 15 pts in this win. Djibril Kante (201-C-80, college: Indiana St.) (8 rebs) and Juan Pablo Figueroa (184-G-86, agency: Interperformances) added 14 pts apiece. In Sionista, Luis Cequeira (180-G-85) collected 17 points and 8 boards.


Stats Leaders - LigaA
Points Per Game
 David JACKSON
  La Union
  (196-G-82)
  Avg: 18.9
 1. Jackson, La Union18.9 
 2. Lamonte, Penarol18.1 
 3. Lo Grippo, Atenas17.6 
 4. Moodie, Boca Jrs17.4 
 5. Assie, Quilmes MP17.3 
 6. Funes, C.Entrer.16.7 
 7. Profit, Libertad S.16.4 
 8. Nelson, Quilmes MP16.4 
 9. Cutley, C.Entrer.16.2 
 10. Gonzalez, Quimsa16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Federico KAMMERICHS
  Regatas C.
  (203-F/C-80)
  Avg: 11.8
 1. Kammerichs, Regat.11.8 
 2. Williams, Union S.8.1 
 3. Rollins, Gimnasia.7.8 
 4. Griffin, Estudiantes7.5 
 5. Leiva, Penarol7.3 
 6. Assie, Quilmes MP7.3 
 7. Wolkowyski, Libertad.7.2 
 8. Gonzalez, Quimsa7.1 
 9. McFarlan, Union S.6.9 
 10. Nelson, Quilmes MP6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Fernando TITARELLI
  Quilmes MP
  (183-G-82)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Titarelli, Quilm.6.3 
 2. Cequeira, Sionista4.5 
 3. Franco, Estudiantes4.1 
 4. Victoriano, Lanus4.1 
 5. Martinez, Sionista3.8 
 6. Labaque, Obras3.6 
 7. Ginobili, Libertad S.3.4 
 8. Williams, Olimpico.3.1 
 9. Figueroa, Atenas3.1 
 10. Aguirre, Boca Jrs3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Frank WILLIAMS
  Olimpico LB
  (191-G-80)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Williams, Olimpico.1.8 
 2. Moldu, Libertad S.1.7 
 3. Pelussi, Libertad S.1.6 
 4. Aguirre, Boca Jrs1.6 
 5. Franco, Estudiantes1.6 
 6. Funes, C.Entrer.1.6 
 7. Marshall, C.Entrer.1.6 
 8. Lamonte, Penarol1.4 
 9. Figueroa, Atenas1.4 
 10. Pau, La Union1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Derrick ALSTON
  Olimpico LB
  (208-C/F-72)
  Avg: 2
 1. Alston, Olimpico.2.0 
 2. Billings, Regatas C.1.6 
 3. Alston, Boca Jrs1.3 
 4. Bortz, Obras1.2 
 5. Rollins, Gimnasia.1.2 
 6. Williams, Union S.1.1 
 7. Kammerichs, Regat.1.1 
 8. Assie, Quilmes MP1.0 
 9. Alloatti, Obras0.8 
 10. Leiva, Penarol0.8 


Stats Leaders - TNA
Points Per Game
 Brice ASSIE
  San Mart.C.
  (201-F-83)
  Avg: 21
 1. Assie, San Mart.C.21.0 
 2. Miller, Bragado19.8 
 3. Leith, Firmat SF16.5 
 4. Williams, Independ.T.16.1 
 5. Nwankwo, El Nacional16.1 
 6. Huggins, Ciclista16.1 
 7. Elsener, El Nacional15.5 
 8. Barlasina, San M.15.4 
 9. Truscott, San M.15.3 
 10. Wilkerson, Ciclista15.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Louis TRUSCOTT
  Belgrano SN
  (199-F-78)
  Avg: 9.1
 1. Truscott, San M.9.1 
 2. Williams, Independ.T.8.1 
 3. Leith, Firmat SF8.1 
 4. Williams, Club 97.9 
 5. Espinoza, Argentino7.8 
 6. Assie, San Mart.C.7.6 
 7. Wilkerson, Ciclista7.4 
 8. Benjamin, San M.7.0 
 9. Miller, Bragado6.6 
 10. Kornegay, A.Ita.6.4 
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 92.6 
 5. La Bella, Obera TC2.6 
 6. Ceruti, San M.2.5 
 7. Ceci, Argentino2.5 
 8. Sartorelli, San M.2.4 
 9. Bernhardt, San M.2.3 
 10. Luchino, 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. Gerlero, Club 91.5 
 10. Luchino, San M.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Pablo ESPINOZA
  Argentino
  (195-F-87)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Espinoza, Argentino1.4 
 2. Assie, San Mart.C.1.4 
 3. Williams, Club 91.2 
 4. Williams, Independ.T.1.1 
 5. Kornegay, A.Ita.1.0 
 6. Giorgi, Obera TC1.0 
 7. Nwankwo, El Nacional0.9 
 8. Martina, Club 90.8 
 9. Francis, Argentino0.8 
 10. Segura, Club 90.6 


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  BARBADOS   


Standings
Premier L. Standings
 1. Lakers 6-0 
 2. Warriors 5-1 
 3. Jackson 4-2 
 4. Pinelands 3-1 
 5. Bulls 3-2 
 6. Cavaliers 3-2 
 7. Cougars 2-4 
 8. Deacons 2-4 
 9. Sonics 2-4 
 10. Tridents 2-4 
 11. Senators 1-4 
 12. Patriots 0-5 


McDonald, Warriors bury DC United - by Justin Marville
DC UNITED seem all but dead and buried.

If so, Corey McDonald might've just read them their last rites.

First Works Warriors star forward came off the bench to score 16 of his game high 26 points during a decisive 18-4 third quarter run, sending a disjointed DC United to their fourth loss in their last five Premier League basketball games after Thursday's 73-45 rout at the YMCA.

It's not as if the slumping Deacons side didn't already have a long list of issues without the former MVP compounding them, as their fragile team unity had long been publicised following successive meltdowns against Cougars and Tridents.

And what little cohesiveness remained was haplessly flattened in a similar vein to each defender assigned to McDonald during a third quarter assault that saw the prolific forward score 14 unanswered at one stage.

Kirk Shaw was the only other Warriors player to score in that period, starting the rout with a lay-up before his seasoned team-mate set about transforming a 35-29 half-time lead into a 53-34 blowout by single-handedly accounting for Warriors next 16 points.

What started with a tough interior basket was soon followed by four successive free throws, prior to McDonald adding another bucket in the paint, all while DC either missed shots or turned over the ball on their first 16 possessions of the period.

Bryan Worrells' subsequent technical didnt help matters any for a team that was already without the absent Sydney Bouncer Rowe and Tito Alexander for a contest against the league's second-ranked side.

But it was clear that their best post players weren't the only things missing by the time a Zahir Motara trey ended the eight-minute drought, with Selwyn Brooks leaving the bench for good subsequent to Motara showing his displeasure over shot attempts and an ensuing substitution.

By that time deficit had already grown to 31 points (50-29) before McDonald sandwiched a nifty post move around a pair of three-pointers for good measure - the last of which came over the outstretched hand of a defender at the buzzer.

After managing just five third quarter points, DC added just a further 11 in the half as Warriors duly put away the contest by outscoring their opponents by nine in the ensuing fourth.

Trevor Simmons assisted McDonald with 12 points while no one reached double digits for DC.


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D1 Round: 32 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Leuven - M.Hainaut 69-91
Dexia-Mons Hainaut rolled over their hosts Leuven with ease 69-91. Craig Callahan (203-F-81, college: NC-Wilmington) came off the bench to lead the way with 22 points (8 rebs), while Justin Cage (198-F-85, agency: Elfus-Siegel Management (ESM), college: Xavier) followed with 18. Nate Reinking (188-G-73, college: Kent St.) and Kelvin Torbert (193-G-83, college: Michigan St.) were also good as they added 17 and 16 points respectively. On the other side, Leuven got 25 points from Micah Downs (203-G-86, agency: Priority Sports, college: Gonzaga), while Christopher Young (206-F/C-79, agency: Court Side, college: Michigan) and Stanley Pringle (185-G-87, college: Penn St.) chipped in 14 points each.

Aalstar - Antwerp 91-73
Aalstar hosted Antwerp and won the game with ease 91-73. Hosts got 17 points from both Loren Stokes (190-G-83, agency: David Lee services, college: Hofstra) and B.J. Raymond (198-G/F-87, agency: Elfus-Siegel Management (ESM), college: Xavier). Jorn Steinbach (181-G-89) added 15 while Damon Huffman (185-G-85) chipped in 14 points. For Antwerp, Bryan Hopkins (183-G-83, college: SMU) stood out with 22 points in loss.

Charleroi - Liege 66-75
Liege recorded away win over their hosts Charleroi as they won the contest 66-75. Michael Green (185-G-85, college: Towson) and Adrian Banks (191-G-86, college: NW Mississippi CC) led the winning side with 19 and 18 points to their account. They were followed by Will Thomas (201-F-86, agency: Interperformances) and Andrija Stipanovic (208-C-86) who added 12 and 11 points respectively. Charleroi was led by Jerry Johnson (183-G-82, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Rider) who scored 22 points, while Dwayne Broyles (196-F/G-82, college: JMU) added 16 points of his own.

Verviers-Pep. - Oostende 80-83
Oostende went to Pepinster and managed to come away with 80-83 win. Matt Lojeski (198-G-85, college: Hawaii) poured in 30 points for the winning side, while Dragisa Drobnjak (200-F-77, agency: Beo Basket) added 16 points. For Pepinster, Brandon Freeman (191-G-83, college: UALR) and Darnell Wilson (198-F-85, agency: Court Side, college: Canisius) had 20 points apiece.


Standings - Division I
D1 Standings
 1. Liege 21-8 
 2. Charleroi 18-10 
 3. Oostende 17-12 
 4. Verviers-Pep. 15-13 
 5. Aalstar 15-14 
 6. Antwerp 14-15 
 7. M.Hainaut 12-16 
 8. Gent 8-20 
 9. Leuven 8-20 


Stats Leaders - Division I
Points Per Game
 Timothy BLACK
  Antwerp
  (178-G-81)
  Avg: 17.3
 1. Black, Antwerp17.3 
 2. Greene, Aalstar16.8 
 3. Melson, Gent16.2 
 4. McNeal, M.Hainaut15.3 
 5. Wilson, Verviers-Pep.15.1 
 6. Thomas, Liege15.0 
 7. Lojeski, Oostende14.9 
 8. Green, Liege14.7 
 9. Banks, Liege14.4 
 10. Torbert, M.Hainaut13.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Will THOMAS
  Liege
  (201-F-86)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Thomas, Liege9.3 
 2. Ebong, M.Hainaut8.1 
 3. Randle, Gent8.0 
 4. Young, Leuven7.6 
 5. Merriex, Aalstar7.3 
 6. Brown, Antwerp7.0 
 7. Hilliard, Verviers.6.5 
 8. Pelle, Oostende6.5 
 9. Greene, Aalstar6.4 
 10. Beghin, Antwerp5.7 
Assists Per Game
 Stanley BURRELL
  Verviers-Pep.
  (190-G-84)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Burrell, Verviers.4.8 
 2. Gill, Oostende4.7 
 3. Green, Liege4.0 
 4. Bosco, Gent4.0 
 5. Loubry, Gent3.9 
 6. Johnson, Charleroi3.8 
 7. Hamilton, Charleroi3.0 
 8. Tabu, Charleroi2.9 
 9. Black, Antwerp2.6 
 10. Moors, Antwerp2.6 
Steals Per Game
 Loren STOKES
  Aalstar
  (190-G-83)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Stokes, Aalstar2.5 
 2. Gill, Oostende2.5 
 3. Hopkins, Antwerp2.4 
 4. Black, Antwerp2.1 
 5. Thomas, Liege2.1 
 6. Anderson, Leuven1.9 
 7. Greene, Aalstar1.9 
 8. Wilson, Verviers-Pep.1.9 
 9. Bosco, Gent1.8 
 10. Green, Liege1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Andre RIDDICK
  Charleroi
  (208-C-73)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Riddick, Charleroi1.3 
 2. Wilson, Verviers-Pep.1.0 
 3. Wilkinson, Charleroi1.0 
 4. Pelle, Oostende0.9 
 5. Randle, Gent0.7 
 6. Barber, Aalstar0.7 
 7. Young, Leuven0.7 
 8. McNeal, M.Hainaut0.6 
 9. Brown, Antwerp0.6 
 10. Tofi, Verviers-Pep.0.6 


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  BOSNIA   


Only three candidates left for bosnian NT bench - by Nedzad Kladusak
Only three candidates left for bosnian NT bench

As Mensur Bajramovic left the the bosnian NT, KSBIH officials announced big names like Bozidar Maljkovic , Jasmin Repesa (agency: World Sport Agency ) and Emir Mutapcic . Bosnian tabloids even mentioned Svetislav Pesic, member of the golden generation of KK Bosna who later became one of the best european coaches.
Three months later only Emir Mutapcic , Jasmin Repesa (agency: World Sport Agency ) /despite nobody spoke with him so far) and Senad Muminovic are still interested.
Emir Mutapcic claims the right to work as a club coach which has been one of the major reasons Bajramovic left the steer of the NT. Actually Emir Mutapcic has got a far impressive vareer but the bosnian coach will have to work not only with the senior team but also to create a program to ensure a steady production of promising young players. Emir Mutapcic I certainly a coach who brings that kind of experience but since bosnian NT basketball is virtually broke it is highly doubtdul whether the basketball association can afford Emir Mutapcic . Jasmin Repesa (agency: World Sport Agency ) however is a big name in european basketball and would be an asset in the recentt campaign of NT to bring back players like Preldzic, Rizvic and Begic . Senad Muminovic achieved decent results with the young team of Sloboda and knows the NT since he has been assistant coach. It is interesting that he rejected Mirza Begic years before when he has been NT coach for younger categories.
But it is inacceptable to pay such a coach and withdraw kids only 5 days before the begin of the U16 EC . As a consequence some of the most promising talents in BIH like Djordje Micic decided to play for Serbia and KSBIH should pay attention to prevent this drain. There are even no national try out camps in order to get an insight in bosnian talents around the world. Nenad Markovic initiated such camps and discovered guys Damir Krupalija. The limitation of import players and the different treatment of croatian, serbian and montenegrinian players is another very important step towards the recovery of bosnian basketball. Such structural changes are far more important than names on the bench materialising ancient titles.


Only three candidates left for bosnian NT bench - by Nedzad Kladusak
Only three candidates left for bosnian NT bench
As Mensur Bajramovic left the the bosnian NT, KSBIH officials announced big names like Maljkovic, Repesa and Mutapcic. Bosnian tabloids even mentioned Svetislav Pesic, member of the golden generation of KK Bosna who later became one of the best european coaches.
Three months later only Mutapcic, Repesa /despite nobody spoke with him so far) and Muminovic ar einterested.
Mutapcic claims the right to work as a club coach which has been one of the major reasons Bajramovic left the steer of the NT. Actually Mutapcic has got a far impressive vareer but the bosnian coach will have to work not only with the senior team but also to create a program to ensure a steady production of promising young players. Mutapcic I certainly a coach who brings that kind of experience but since bosnian NT basketball is virtually broke it is highly doubtdul whether the basketball association can afford Mutapcic. Repesa however is a big name in european basketball and would be an asset in the recentt campaign of NT to bring back players like Preldzic, Rizvic and Begic .
The most realistic solution seemsto be Muminovic who has been assistant coach and who has achieved good reaults with the young team of KK Sloboda.
But it is inacceptable to pay such a coach and withdraw kids only 5 days before the begin of the U16 EC . Asa consequence some of the most promising talents in BIH like Djordje Micic decided to play for Serbia and KSBIH should pay attention to prevent this drain. There are even no national try out camps in order to get an insight in bosnian talents around the world. Nenad Markovic initiated such camps and discovered guys Damir Krupalija. The limitation of import players and the different treatment of croatian, serbian and montenegrinian players is another very important step towards the recovery of bosnian basketball. Such structural changes are far more important than names on the bench materialising ancient titles.


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  BRAZIL   


Americana Basketball team sign two NBB players - by Paulo Freire
The board of directors of Americana Basketball team announced two new signs for the Novo Milenio Tournament . Arrive to complete the group the swingman Eduardo Augusto Reis Baeta, better known as Feliz and the for the middle team has agreed with center Andr Luiz, 2.07 m tall.
Born in 02.25.1984 in Belo Horizonte, Feliz 1.96 m tall was defending the Assis team in the NBB (New Basketball Brazil) and after losing to Bauru on the playoffs, he was free to negotiate with other teams. Andr, was born in Montes Claros in 1984, and was playing at Saldanha da Gama at the NBB. Both players have contract runs through to 08/28/210.
'Feliz always had his name on our list of options, but we always had a detail that not make it possible for was have him. This time everything went well and now we have another quality player in our team, 'commented coach Bicalho.



Feliz Baeta (195-G/F-84) who had 9.4 points per game in the regular season of the NBB for Assis and Andre Liuz de Oliveira (205-F/C-84) who had 3.9 points and 3.3 rebouts per game in the regular season of the NBB playing for Saldanha da Gama.


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  BULGARIA   


NBL Round: 28 (regular season is over) - by Eurobasket News
Rilski Sport - Yambol 77-84
The team of Yambol took a very important away win and finished 4th the regular season in NBL. They defeated Rilski Sportist 84-77 in a direct battle for the 4th place. This means that the two teams will meet again in three days team as on Monday will start the playoffs. Yambol will have the home court advantage in the best-of-three quarterfinal series that will begin on May 3rd. The first half of the game was very even as Rilski managed to built a 7-point lead twice. Yambol though bounced back and in the middle of the third quarter took the lead for good. The visitors managed to keep up their pace and eventually won this game. Julian Radionov (188-G-79) paced the winners with 19 points and Pavel Marinov (197-G-88) had 18. Top scorer in the game was Simeon Naydenov (201-F/G-81, agency: Interperformances, college: Louisville) with 29 points but it wasn't enough for the hosts. *by Valentin Anguelov

Cherno More - Lukoil A. 88-106
Lukoil Akademik went to Cherno More and managed to steal one from them, winning the contest 88-106. Pero Antic (210-F-82, agency: Interperformances) was unstoppable for the visitors on his way to 40 points night. Slavko Stefanovic (206-C-81, agency: BeoExcell) added 18, while Chavdar Kostov (196-G-88, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 17 points to go along his 14 rebounds. For Cherno More, Dimitar Mirakovski (180-G-81, agency: Interperformances) was the only player in double digits after he scored 29 points.

Levski - Spartak P. 108-79
Levski rolled over Spartak Pleven with ease, winning the contest 108-79. Aaron Harper (199-G/F-81, agency: Strategic Sports, college: Mississippi) led the way as usual with 25 points. He got support from the likes of Donald Cole (204-C-81, agency: Edge Sports, college: Sam Houston St.) and Stefan Gerogiev who added 19 and 16 points respectively. On the other side, Joseph Kennerly (204-C/F-84, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management, college: Cent.Oklahoma) had 18 points and 12 rebounds while Todor Todorov (198-F-82) added 14 points.

Balkan - Chernomorets 91-71
Balkan hosted Chernomorets and came up with 91-71 win with no problems. Georgi Davidov (204-C-76) was the best scorer for winners as he poured in 21 points. He was followed by Martin Marinov (191-G-85) and Ivan Lilov (196-F/G-88) who added 15 points each. For Chernomorets, Hristo Zahariev (197-G/F-90) led the way with 17 points, while Dwayne Morton (200-F-71, college: Louisville) added double-double of 16 points and 13 rebounds.


Antic's 40-point game gives him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News
28-year old forward Pero Antic (210-F-82, agency: Interperformances) put on an amazing game in the last round for league's best team PBC Lukoil Akademik Sophia and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 28.
He had the game-high 40 points adding five rebounds and two assists for PBC Lukoil Akademik Sophia his team's victory, helping them to crush Cherno More (#6, 11-17) with 18-point margin 106-88. Antic had a remarkable 60.0% from 2-point range and got five three-pointers out of 8 attempts. He just recently signed at PBC Lukoil Akademik Sophia, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Antic has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (7th best: 16.4ppg) and averages solid 58.9% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Aaron Harper (199-G/F-81, agency: Strategic Sports) of league's second-best BC Levski Sophia. He is American swingman in his first season at Levski. In the last game Harper recorded impressive 25 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. Harper is a newcomer at Levski and quickly became the team's new leader. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 22.1ppg (#1). His other stats are also decent: 4.6rpg and 3.1apg.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Dwayne Morton (200-F-71) of Chernomorets Burgas (#8). Morton scored 16 points and grabbed thirteen rebounds (!!!). Despite Morton's great performance Chernomorets lost 71-91 to the higher-ranked Balkan (#3, 14-14). But his team has extremely bad season and 6-22 record places them at the very bottom of the standings. Too bad for Morton he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Morton has individually a great season in Bulgaria. After 28 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 6.8rpg (9th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Dimitar Mirakovski (180-G-81) of Cherno More - 29 points and 4 assists
5. Chavdar Kostov (196-G-88) of PBC Lukoil Akademik Sophia - 17 points and 14 rebounds
6. Georgi Davidov (204-C-76) of Balkan - 21 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Donald Cole (204-C-81) of Levski - 19 points and 8 rebounds
8. Martin Marinov (191-G-85) of Balkan - 15 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Joseph Kennerly (204-C/F-84) of Spartak P. - 18 points and 12 rebounds
10. Hristo Zahariev (197-G/F-90) of Chernomorets - 17 points and 3 rebounds


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Aaron HARPER
  Levski
  (199-G/F-81)
  Avg: 22.1
 1. Harper, Levski22.1 
 2. Cole, Levski19.0 
 3. Gruev, Rilski Sport18.1 
 4. Durchev, Chernomo.18.1 
 5. Bozov, Balkan17.6 
 6. Brown, Chernomo.16.6 
 7. Antic, Lukoil A.16.4 
 8. Dimitrov, Spart.16.2 
 9. Deane, Lukoil A.16.1 
 10. Angelov, Yambol16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Pero ANTIC
  Lukoil A.
  (210-F-82)
  Avg: 9.6
 1. Antic, Lukoil A.9.6 
 2. Brown, Chernomo.8.7 
 3. Peterson, Rilski S.8.0 
 4. Brown, Lukoil A.8.0 
 5. Burgess, Rilski Sport7.6 
 6. Radev, Balkan7.3 
 7. Kennerly, Spart.7.2 
 8. Tmusic, Yambol6.9 
 9. Morton, Chernomo.6.8 
 10. Dimitrov, Spart.6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Walker RUSSELL
  Quebradillas
  (183-G-82)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Russell, Lukoil A.5.5 
 2. Gruev, Rilski Sport5.5 
 3. Aleksiev, Chernomo.4.7 
 4. Mirakovski, Cherno M.4.4 
 5. Webb, Cherno More4.1 
 6. Radionov, Yambol4.0 
 7. Deane, Lukoil A.3.5 
 8. Lilov, Balkan3.5 
 9. Frasor, Levski3.4 
 10. Dimitrov, Spart.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Julian RADIONOV
  Yambol
  (188-G-79)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Radionov, Yambol2.6 
 2. Deane, Lukoil A.2.3 
 3. Russell, Lukoil A.2.1 
 4. Wells, Lukoil A.2.1 
 5. Lilov, Balkan2.1 
 6. Harper, Levski2.0 
 7. Zhelev, Cherno M.1.9 
 8. Zahariev, Chernomo.1.9 
 9. Dimitrov, Spart.1.7 
 10. Velikov, Levski1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Ernest BROWN
  Toros
  (213-C-79)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Brown, Lukoil A.1.5 
 2. Brown, Chernomo.1.4 
 3. Gocevski, Yambol0.9 
 4. Earl, Yambol0.9 
 5. Ware, Cherno More0.8 
 6. Cole, Levski0.7 
 7. Veselovs, Cherno M.0.7 
 8. Peterson, Rilski S.0.7 
 9. Radev, Balkan0.7 
 10. Preston, Rilski Sport0.6 


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  CHILE   


Cordoba Names Pre-Selection - by Gianni Pascucci
Yesterday has been communicated the list of the players called at the Chilean National team Camp by Head Coach Juan Manuel Cordoba . According with the official release from Federacion de Basquetbol de Chile, the list is as follows: Erick Carrasco (181-G-83), Jorge Vasquez (185-G-86), Pablo Coro Quitral (191-G-90), Francisco Bravo (174-G-87), Franco Morales (179-G-92), Rodrigo Espinoza (183-G-81, agency: Players Group), Evandro Arteaga (178-G-83), Claudio Naranjo (191-F-87), Eduardo Marechal (186-G-85), Sebastian Suarez (189-F-91), Jose Luis Campos (189-G-80), Gonzalo Velasquez (185-G-81), Arturo Obert, Samuel Bravo (194-F-82), Emmanuelle Moreno (92), Jose Del Solar (195-C-90), Gerardo Isla (198-C-91), Renato Vera (199-C/F-87), Mauricio Cisternas (198-C-83), Patricio Briones (213-C-72, college: Dade CC), Claus Prutzmann (204-C-79), Jorge Valencia (206-C-77), Humberto Carrizo (202-C-86) and Osven Ledezma (202-C-90).
The camp will open on May 3 at the Centro de Entrenamientos Olimpico, in Santiago, and then Team Chile will meet Argentina in four test matches.


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  CROATIA   


Cedevita swaps coach Subotic for Aca Petrovic - by Eurobasket News
According to the reports from various media, Cedevita has decided to part way with its current coach Slobodan Subotic (agency: Interperformances ). They however did not have to wait long to announce new Head Coach as they have reportedly agreed a deal with Aleksandar Petrovic (agency: Interperformances ). Experienced coach has been on the lookout for new hob ever since he has left BC Zadar. Petrovic is expected to make his debut when Cedevita faces his previous team Zadar in the coming days. Club has issued the statement in which they have thanked Subotic for his hard work, stating that the decision was made by mutual consent. Cedevita is currently 2nd behind Cibona in Group A of the Croatian A1 League with the score of 8 wins and 1 loss.
After a very successful career as a player, Aleksandar Petrovic (agency: Interperformances ) started his coaching career in 1995 with Cibona Zagreb. At the same time he was appointed as Head Coach of Croatian National Team. In his debut year with Cibona he has won the National Title. Following season, Petrovic moved to Spain where he signed with San Fernando Sevilla. However he again returned to Cibona where continued with his winning ways, lifting the trophy in 1998. Petrovic also coached the likes of Anwil Wloclawek, Caprabo Lleida prior to signing with Carifac Basket Fabriano in 2005. He helped the Italian outfit achieve promotion instantly, but has left the club in March of 2007 as he was hired by BC Zadar. With Zadar, Petrovic again won the National title in 2008. After little over season at the helm of the club, Petrovic has left Zadar in December of 2008.


Stats Leaders - A1
Points Per Game
 Toni BIZACA
  Trogir
  (202-F-82)
  Avg: 21.4
 1. Bizaca, Trogir21.4 
 2. Vragovic, Dubrava20.7 
 3. Gordon, Cibona20.6 
 4. Zoric, KK.20.2 
 5. Peric, Zadar18.7 
 6. Spahija, Svjetlost17.9 
 7. Car, Zadar17.1 
 8. Filipovic, Sibenik16.8 
 9. Drezga, Trogir15.8 
 10. Karlovic, Svjetlost15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Miro BILAN
  Sibenik
  (212-F-89)
  Avg: 10.4
 1. Bilan, Sibenik10.4 
 2. Spahija, Svjetlost10.0 
 3. Ruzic, Zadar8.9 
 4. Zoric, KK.8.1 
 5. Sakic, Dubrava7.2 
 6. Krapic, Zabok7.0 
 7. Macura, KK Split7.0 
 8. Krolo, Darda6.8 
 9. Vukicevic, Svjetlost6.8 
 10. Bizaca, Trogir6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Luka PETKOVIC
  Siroki Eronet
  (190-G-88)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Petkovic, Sibenik6.1 
 2. Bazdaric, Cedevita4.7 
 3. Stipcevic, Zadar4.3 
 4. Tomeljak, Zabok4.0 
 5. Camagajevac, Darda3.8 
 6. Blajic, Trogir3.7 
 7. Cosic, Svjetlost3.6 
 8. Gordon, Cibona3.6 
 9. Norac, Svjetlost3.6 
 10. Anderson, Cedevita3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Domagoj NORAC
  Svjetlost
  (186-G-82)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Norac, Svjetlost2.4 
 2. Bosnjak, Dubrava2.4 
 3. Petkovic, Sibenik2.3 
 4. Sumic, KK Split2.0 
 5. Stipcevic, Zadar2.0 
 6. Car, Zadar1.9 
 7. Katic, KK Split1.9 
 8. Gordon, Cibona1.9 
 9. Ruzic, Zadar1.8 
 10. Kruslin, Dubrovnik1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Jere MACURA
  KK Split
  (205-F-80)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Macura, KK Split1.6 
 2. Vladovic, Sibenik1.2 
 3. Zoric, KK.1.2 
 4. Bilan, Sibenik1.1 
 5. Sobin, KK Split1.1 
 6. Gordon, Cibona0.9 
 7. Peric, Zadar0.8 
 8. Radosevic, Cibona0.7 
 9. Bizaca, Trogir0.7 
 10. Krolo, Darda0.7 


A1 Standings
A1 Standings
Group A
 1. Zadar 9-0 
 2. Cedevita 8-1 
 3. Cibona 8-2 
 4. KK Zagreb CO 6-4 
 5. Zabok 4-6 
 6. Svjetlost 2-8 
 7. Darda 1-9 
 8. Trogir 1-9 
Group B
 1. Borik 7-3 
 2. Dubrava 6-4 
 3. KK Split 6-4 
 4. Dubrovnik 5-5 
 5. Kastela 3-7 
 6. Sibenik 3-7 


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  CZECH REPUBLIC   


Stats Leaders - NBL
Points Per Game
 Myles MCKAY
  USK Praha
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 22.7
 1. McKay, USK P.22.7 
 2. Thomas, Podebrady17.0 
 3. Smith, BC Kolin16.7 
 4. Hatcher, BK Decin16.1 
 5. Stuchly, NH Ostrava15.8 
 6. Meno, Basketbo.15.4 
 7. Castleberry, Podeb.15.1 
 8. Hampton, BK Pardu.14.9 
 9. Mulligan, BK Decin14.6 
 10. Sarovic, Novy Jicin14.5 
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.7.6 
 6. Chan, BK Prostejov7.4 
 7. Houska, BK Decin7.0 
 8. Arnold, BK Pardu.6.5 
 9. Payne, NH Ostrava6.5 
 10. Klimes, USK Praha5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Brad JONES
  BC Kolin
  (186-G-85)
  Avg: 4.7
 1. Jones, BC Kolin4.7 
 2. Mitchell, NH Os.4.5 
 3. Sanders, Novy Jicin4.5 
 4. Lawrence, BK Prost.4.3 
 5. Kotas, USK Praha4.3 
 6. Carnecky, B&W O.4.3 
 7. Hatcher, BK Decin3.9 
 8. McKay, USK P.3.8 
 9. Vrubl, Basketbo.3.7 
 10. Wright, BK Pardu.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Eugene LAWRENCE
  BK Prostejov
  (184-G-86)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Lawrence, BK Prost.2.3 
 2. Kotas, USK Praha2.2 
 3. Mitchell, NH Os.2.1 
 4. Wright, BK Pardu.2.0 
 5. Meno, Basketbo.1.9 
 6. Sirina, B&W Opava1.8 
 7. Mulligan, BK Decin1.8 
 8. McKay, USK P.1.8 
 9. Kremen, CEZ N.1.7 
 10. Lenzly, CEZ N.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Ales CHAN
  BK Prostejov
  (214-C-80)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Chan, BK Prostejov1.6 
 2. Ford, USK Praha1.5 
 3. Walker, Novy Jicin1.4 
 4. Meno, Basketbo.1.3 
 5. Payne, NH Ostrava1.2 
 6. Castleberry, Podeb.1.1 
 7. Pelikan, Novy Jicin1.0 
 8. Ricci, CEZ Nymburk1.0 
 9. Houska, BK Decin0.9 
 10. Steffel, Novy Jicin0.9 


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  D-LEAGUE   


USBasket.com All-D-League Awards 2009-10 - by Eurobasket
#s#
Mike Harris
Harris
Curtis Stinson
Stinson
Will Conroy
Conroy
Reggie Williams
Williams
Dwayne Jones
Jones
#e#5

* The players have to play at least 20 games in order to qualify


Player of the Year: Mike Harris (6'6''-F-83) of Rio Grande
Guard of the Year: Curtis Stinson (6'2''-G-83) of Iowa
Forward of the Year: Mike Harris (6'6''-F-83) of Rio Grande
Center of the Year: Dwayne Jones (6'11''-C-83) of Austin
Most Improved Player of the Year: Mildon Ambres (6'5''-F/G-84) of Idaho
Defensive Player of the Year: Dwayne Jones (6'11''-C-83) of Austin
Import Player of the Year: Alexis Ajinca (7'1''-C-88) of Maine
Coach of the Year: Chris Finch of Rio Grande

1st Team
G: Curtis Stinson (6'2''-83) of Iowa
G: Will Conroy (6'2''-82) of Rio Grande
G/F: Reggie Williams (6'5''-86) of Sioux Falls
F: Mike Harris (6'6''-83) of Rio Grande
C: Dwayne Jones (6'11''-83) of Austin

2nd Team
G: Donell Taylor (6'6''-82) of Idaho
G/F: Cartier Martin (6'7''-84) of Iowa
F: Alexander Johnson (6'10''-83) of Sioux Falls
F: Robert Kurz (6'9''-85) of Ft.Wayne
F/C: Brian Butch (6'11''-84) of Bakersfield

Honorable Mention
Mike Gansey (6'4''-G-82) of Idaho
Curtis Jerrells (6'1''-G-87) of Austin
Mustafa Shakur (6'3''-G-84) of Tulsa
Carlos Powell (6'7''-F-83) of Albuquerque
Morris Almond (6'6''-F-85) of Maine
Earl Barron (7'0''-C-81) of Iowa
Antonio Anderson (6'6''-G-85) of Rio Grande
Rod Benson (6'10''-F/C-84) of Dakota
Diamon Simpson (6'7''-F-87) of Los Angeles



D-League 2009-10 Awards - by Eurobasket
#s#
Mike Harris
Harris
Curtis Stinson
Stinson
Dwayne Jones
Jones
Cartier Martin
Martin
Reggie Williams
Williams
#e#5

Most Valuable Player: Mike Harris (6'6''-F-83) of Rio Grande Valley Vipers / Houston R. (NBA)
Rookie of the Year: Alonzo Gee (6'6''-G-87) of Austin Toros / San Antonio S. (NBA)
Most Improved Player: Mildon Ambres (6'5''-F/G-84) of Idaho Stampede / Brasov (Romania)
Impact Player of the Year: Brian Butch (6'11''-F/C-84) of Bakersfield Jam
Jason Collier Sportsmanship Award: Andre Ingram (6'3''-G-85) of Utah Flash
Dennis Johnson Coach of the Year: Chris Finch of Rio Grande Valley Vipers

1st Team
G: Curtis Stinson (6'2''-83) of Iowa Energy / Chicago B. (NBA)
F: Mike Harris (6'6''-83) of Rio Grande Valley Vipers / Houston R. (NBA)
C: Dwayne Jones (6'11''-83) of Austin Toros
G/F: Cartier Martin (6'7''-84) of Iowa Energy
G/F: Reggie Williams (6'5''-86) of Sioux Falls Skyforce



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  ESTONIA   


EMKL Round: 1 (Finals) - by Eurobasket News
TU/Rock - Rakvere 54-70
Rakvere continued with their amazing season as they posted an impressive road win over TU/Rock in the Finals opener. Martin Muursepp (206-F-74) scored 18 points to lead the visitors. Rain Veideman (192-G-91) delivered 15 points for the winners. Janar Talts (205-C-83) answered with 17 points and 7 rebounds for TU/Rock.



Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Charron FISHER
  Kalev/Cramo
  (193-G/F-85)
  Avg: 22.4
 1. Fisher, Kalev/Cr.22.4 
 2. McGee, Kuremaa19.2 
 3. Kriisa, Rakvere16.6 
 4. Reed, Tallinna Kalev16.5 
 5. Covington, Tallin.16.4 
 6. Toome, TTU K.16.1 
 7. Raap, Parnu15.2 
 8. Tamsalu, Parnu15.1 
 9. Akognon, Kalev/Cr.15.0 
 10. Veideman, Rakvere15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Brett MCGEE
  Kuremaa
  (198-G/F-84)
  Avg: 11
 1. McGee, Kuremaa11.0 
 2. Ringmets, Parnu9.6 
 3. Reed, Tallinna Kalev9.2 
 4. Toome, TTU K.8.9 
 5. Fisher, Kalev/Cr.8.3 
 6. Rinkevicius, Valga W.8.0 
 7. Erm, Parnu7.9 
 8. Anderson, Rakvere7.8 
 9. Tagamets, Valga W.7.7 
 10. Keerles, Kalev/Cr.7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Valmo KRIISA
  Rakvere
  (190-G-74)
  Avg: 4.6
 1. Kriisa, Rakvere4.6 
 2. Sokk, Kalev/Cramo3.7 
 3. Rannula, Valga Welg3.2 
 4. Sokk, TU/Rock3.0 
 5. Leppik, TU/Rock2.7 
 6. Tein, TU/Rock2.7 
 7. Saage, Rakvere2.7 
 8. Toome, TTU K.2.6 
 9. Winston, Kuremaa2.6 
 10. Pokla, TTU K.2.5 
Steals Per Game
 Silver LEPPIK
  TU/Rock
  (185-G-83)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Leppik, TU/Rock2.2 
 2. Covington, Tallin.2.2 
 3. Fisher, Kalev/Cr.2.1 
 4. Raap, Parnu2.1 
 5. Karner, Parnu2.0 
 6. Saage, Rakvere2.0 
 7. Veideman, Rakvere2.0 
 8. Ringmets, Parnu1.7 
 9. Kriisa, Rakvere1.7 
 10. Pokla, TTU K.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Kennyetta JOHNSON
  Kalev/Cramo
  (210-C-78)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Johnson, Kalev/Cr.2.3 
 2. Rinkevicius, Valga W.1.9 
 3. Toome, TTU K.1.5 
 4. Morrison, TU/Rock1.1 
 5. McGee, Kuremaa1.1 
 6. Talts, TU/Rock1.0 
 7. Hallik, Rakvere1.0 
 8. Anderson, Rakvere0.8 
 9. Kitsing, TU/Rock0.7 
 10. Ringmets, Parnu0.7 


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  FRANCE   


Standings - ProA
ProA Standings
 1. Cholet 22-7 
 2. Le Mans 21-8 
 3. Roanne 19-9 
 4. Gravelines 19-10 
 5. Nancy 18-11 
 6. Orleans 17-12 
 7. Paris-Levall. 15-14 
 8. Poitiers 15-14 
 9. ASVEL 13-16 
 10. Hyeres-Toulon 13-16 
 11. Vichy 13-16 
 12. Chalon 12-16 
 13. Strasbourg 10-19 
 14. Le Havre 9-20 
 15. Rouen 8-21 
 16. Dijon 7-22 


Standings - ProB
ProB Standings
 1. Pau-Lacq-Ort. 27-5 
 2. Limoges 22-10 
 3. Maurienne 21-11 
 4. Bourg 20-12 
 5. Lille 20-12 
 6. Nanterre 19-12 
 7. Evreux 18-14 
 8. Le Portel 18-14 
 9. St.Vallier 15-17 
 10. Boulazac 13-19 
 11. Charleville 13-19 
 12. Fos Ouest 13-19 
 13. Nantes 13-19 
 14. Antibes 12-19 
 15. Clermont 12-20 
 16. Quimper 12-20 
 17. Bordeaux 10-22 
 18. Brest 9-23 


Stats Leaders - ProA
Points Per Game
 Derrick OBASOHAN
  Hyeres-Toulon
  (199-F-81)
  Avg: 19.8
 1. Obasohan, Hyeres-T.19.8 
 2. Roberson, Stras.18.6 
 3. Spencer, Le Mans18.3 
 4. Vassallo, Paris-.17.9 
 5. Chatfield, Rouen17.0 
 6. Gray, Chalon16.6 
 7. Banks, Orleans16.5 
 8. Schilb, Chalon16.0 
 9. Greer, Nancy15.8 
 10. Traore, AS.15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mouhamed SENE
  Hyeres-Toulon
  (213-C-86)
  Avg: 11.6
 1. Sene, Hyeres-Toulon11.6 
 2. Issa, Vichy10.9 
 3. Nsonwu, Roanne8.8 
 4. Greer, Nancy8.8 
 5. Edwards, Grave.8.0 
 6. Falker, Cholet7.7 
 7. Terrell, Hyeres-T.7.4 
 8. Slaughter, Nancy7.2 
 9. Gray, Chalon7.2 
 10. Jones, Le Havre6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Kareem REID
  Vichy
  (178-G-75)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Reid, Vichy7.8 
 2. Rogers, Rouen6.8 
 3. Everett, Chalon6.6 
 4. Greer, Nancy6.1 
 5. Neitzel, Chalon5.3 
 6. Sciarra, Orleans5.0 
 7. Pierce, Hyeres-T.5.0 
 8. Woodside, Gravelines4.9 
 9. Tchicamboud, Nancy4.7 
 10. Heurtel, Strasbourg4.7 
Steals Per Game
 John LINEHAN
  Cholet
  (175-G-78)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Linehan, Cholet2.8 
 2. Everett, Chalon2.2 
 3. Flowers, Vichy2.0 
 4. Greer, Nancy1.9 
 5. Issa, Vichy1.9 
 6. Wright, Le Mans1.8 
 7. Mims, Roanne1.8 
 8. Rogers, Rouen1.7 
 9. Hachad, Rouen1.7 
 10. Melody, Vichy1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Mouhamed SENE
  Hyeres-Toulon
  (213-C-86)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Sene, Hyeres-Toulon2.5 
 2. Issa, Vichy2.2 
 3. Badiane, Poitiers1.7 
 4. Akpomedah, Grave.1.6 
 5. Slaughter, Nancy1.6 
 6. Falker, Cholet1.3 
 7. Akingbala, Nancy1.3 
 8. Simon, Strasbourg1.2 
 9. Soliman, Rouen1.1 
 10. Darden, Strasbourg1.1 


Stats Leaders - ProB
Points Per Game
 Jason SIGGERS
  Lille
  (187-G-85)
  Avg: 18.1
 1. Siggers, Lille18.1 
 2. Davis, Charleville17.9 
 3. Mohammed, Limoges16.7 
 4. Dunn, Maurienne16.5 
 5. Gipson, Pau-Lacq.16.4 
 6. Ingram, Clermont16.2 
 7. McKenzie, St Va.16.2 
 8. Huertas, Fos Ouest16.1 
 9. Downey, Nantes16.0 
 10. Labeyrie, Nantes15.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Luc-Arthur VEBOBE
  Antibes
  (203-F-80)
  Avg: 10.4
 1. Vebobe, Antibes10.4 
 2. Giles, Nantes9.5 
 3. Bing, Clermont8.5 
 4. McClark, Bourg8.3 
 5. Lovedale, Quimper8.2 
 6. Jennings, Boulazac8.1 
 7. Calasan, Charleville8.0 
 8. McKenzie, St Va.8.0 
 9. McHugh, Quimper7.8 
 10. Mathis, Evreux7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Philippe DA SILVA
  Evreux
  (192-G-79)
  Avg: 8.2
 1. Da Silva, Evreux8.2 
 2. Downey, Nantes7.7 
 3. Taylor, Le Portel6.5 
 4. Kerckhof, Antibes5.9 
 5. Mullins, Bourg5.9 
 6. McIntosh, St Va.5.8 
 7. Gipson, Pau-Lacq.5.6 
 8. Cisse, Fos Ouest5.3 
 9. Swift, Brest4.8 
 10. Dunn, Maurienne4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Sami DRISS
  Bordeaux
  (196-G-82)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Driss, Bordeaux2.9 
 2. Riley, Nanterre2.6 
 3. Craven, Boulazac2.6 
 4. Denave, St Vallier2.2 
 5. Periac, Bordeaux2.2 
 6. Da Silva, Evreux2.1 
 7. Mullins, Bourg2.1 
 8. Siggers, Lille2.1 
 9. Dunn, Maurienne2.1 
 10. Paelay, Charleville1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Tarvis WILLIAMS
  Bordeaux
  (205-F/C-78)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Williams, Bordeaux1.8 
 2. Gay, Fos Ouest1.8 
 3. Ford, Limoges1.7 
 4. Badiane, Maurienne1.7 
 5. Owona, Bordeaux1.5 
 6. Gouez, Lille1.0 
 7. Jennings, Boulazac1.0 
 8. Taccoen, Lille1.0 
 9. Badiane, Nanterre0.9 
 10. Bauer, Pau-Lacq.0.9 


ProB Round: 32 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Bourg - Nanterre 97-84
Charles-Henry Bronchard (200-F/C-82, agency: Court Side) had 23 points, while Daniel Coleman (206-F-85, college: Minnesota) came off the bench to add 18 points and 10 rebounds as they helped Bourg beat Nanterre 97-84. For Nanterre, Nate Carter (199-F/C-83, college: Oklahoma) and Mykal Riley (198-F-85, college: Alabama) stood out with 19 and 18 points respectively.

Maurienne - Le Portel 71-67
Maurienne hosted Le Portel and came up on to 71-67 thanks to 15 points by Moses Sonko (198-F-83, college: Co.Carolina) as well as 12 points by Chris Dunn (191-G-83, college: W.Virginia St.). For visiting side, Ronnie Taylor (188-G-81, agency: Court Side, college: NC-Greensboro) had 19 points while Nigel Wyatte (204-F/C-81, agency: Court Side, college: Wagner) added 15 points.

Bordeaux - St Vallier 84-83
Bordeaux has barely overcame St Vallier 84-83 at home, primarily thanks to Joseph Owona (205-C-76) and Jose Olivero (186-G-85, college: Lehigh) who scored 20 and 13 points each. On the other side, David Denave (193-G-85) had 19 points in loss.

Nantes - Brest 107-83
Nantes was better than visiting Brest 107-83 thanks to the play of Mehdi Labeyrie (204-F-78) who poured in 27 points and grabbed 9 rebounds, as well as Devonne Giles (203-F-83, college: Texas Tech) who scored 25 and collected 18 rebounds. Brest was led by Nikola Vucurovic (200-G/F-80) who had 14 points in loss.

Quimper - Fos Ouest 67-64
Quimper has beaten Fos Ouest 67-64 as Steve Smith (200-F-81, agency: Liman Sports, college: Iona) and Andrew Lovedale (203-F-85, college: Davidson) led the way with 17 and 14 points respectively. Visitors got 23 points from Shaun Fein (191-G-78, college: Georgia Tech), but that was not enough.

Antibes - Limoges 59-91
Limoges rolled over their hosts Antibes 59-91 as Aurelien Salmon came off the bench to score 15 points, while Alhaji Mohamed added 13. For hosts, Darnell Harris (183-G-86, agency: Liman Sports, college: La Salle) had 15, while Max Kouguere (198-F-87) followed with 12 points.

Evreux - Clermont 76-90
Justin Ingram (187-G-85, college: Toledo) poured in 35 points and Jermaine Bucknor added 16 as they led visiting Clermont to 76-90 win over Evreux. For Everux, Philippe Da Silva (192-G-79) and Mory Correa (205-F/C-79, college: Wyoming) stood out with 15 and 13 points respectively.

Pau-Lacq-Ort. - Lille 92-60
Pau-Lacq-Orthez has rolled over Lille 92-60 as Teddy Gipson (193-G/F-80, college: Arkansas) and Antoine Mendy (198-F-83) led the way with 16 and 15 points. For Lille, Anthony Stanford (196-F-71, agency: Interperformances, college: Akron) came off the bench to score 13 points. Pau-Lacq-Orthez is No.1 with 27-5 record.

Boulazac - Charleville 85-86
Chris Davis (196-G/F-80, agency: Court Side, college: N.Texas) had 24 points, while Benoit Mangin (190-G-88) and Dennis Harrison (201-F-79, college: Colorado) added 14 and 12 points respectively to lead the visiting Charleville to 85-86 win over Boulazac. Hosts were led by Terrance Johnson (196-G-82, college: Cal.Baptist) who had 21 points in defeat.


ProA Round: 29 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Le Havre - Cholet 65-71
Cholet managed to steal one from their hosts Le Havre as they won the game 65-71 primarily thanks to Samuel Mejia (198-G-83, college: DePaul) and Mickael Gelabale (201-F-83), who scored 19 and 14 points respectively. For Le Havre, Chamberlain Oguchi (198-G-86, college: Illinois St.) came off the bench to lead the way with 15 points in loss, while Rudy Jomby (197-G/F-88) had 12 points. Cholet stays on top alone with 22-7 record.

ASVEL - Vichy 86-79
Ali Traore (207-C-85, agency: Beo Basket, college: S.Idaho JC) scored 22 and Rawle Marshall (201-G-82, college: Oakland) and Mindaugas Lukauskis (198-G-79) followed with 15 and 13 points as they led ASVEL to 86-79 win over Vichy. For visiting side, Kareem Reid (178-G-75, college: Arkansas) had 20 points and 10 assists in loss.

Le Mans - Dijon 106-57
Le Mans rolled over Dijon 106-57 behind 21 points by Marc Salyers (205-F-79, college: Samford), as well as 16 by Zach Wright (188-G-85, college: Cent.Missouri). For visiting side, Sean Marshall (198-G/F-85, college: Boston Coll.) had 14 points in loss. Le Mans stays No.2 with 21-8 record.

Paris-Levallois - Orleans 84-83
Paris-Levallois recorded narrow 84-83 win over Orleans as Angel Daniel Vassallo (198-G/F-86, college: Virginia Tech) poured in 29 points, while Lamont Hamilton (208-F-84, college: St.John's) followed with 25 points and 12 rebounds effort. On the other hand, Orelans got 18 points from Cedrick Banks (190-G-81, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: Ill.-Chicago) as well as 12 points apiece from Laurent Sciarra (196-G-73) and Ryvon Covile.

Poitiers - Strasbourg 93-82
Rasheed Wright (196-F-80, college: ODU) poured in 21 points, while Tommy Gunn (191-G-81, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Middle Tenn.St.) and Pierre-Yves Guillard chipped in 14 and 13 points respectively as they led Poitiers to 93-82 win over Strasbourg. For Strasbourg, not even 25 points by Anthony Roberson (188-G-83, college: Florida) nor 20 points by David Simon (207-C-82, college: IPFW) could save them from loss in this one.

Nancy - Gravelines 72-87
Graveline was better than their hosts Nancy and have recorded 72-87 win behind the play of J.K. Edwards (202-C/F-82, college: UNLV) who scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, as well as Cyril Akpomedah (203-F-79) who chipped in 17 points. Nancy got 15 points and 10 boards from Marcus Slaughter (203-F-85, college: San Diego St.), while Jeff Greer (196-G/F-79, college: Rutgers) added 14 points.

Rouen - Hyeres-Toulon 88-67
Rouen hosted Hyeres-Toulon and came up with 88-67 victory behind the play of Eric Chatfield (191-G-79, college: N.Mexico) who scored 21 points, as well as Edwin Jackson (191-G-89) who added 16. On the other side, Derrick Obasohan (199-F-81, agency: Beo Basket, college: Texas Arlington) led the way with 21 points for visitors.


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Quentin Pryor (Phoenix Hagen) Postgame Thoughts To 85-78 Win In Paderborn - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Quentin Pryor (193-G/F-83, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement, college: Morehead St.) is a 25 year old 193cm shooting guard/small forward from Eupora, Mississippi and is playing his second season with Phoenix Hagen. He started his college basketball career at Jackson State, before finishing at Morehead State from 2005-2007. In his senior year, he played 30 games averaging11.4ppg, 4.6rpg, 2.1apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 46.3%, 3Pts: 36.8%, FT: 71.7%. In 2007, he started his professional basketball career in Germany with FC Schalke 04 playing 29 games and averaging 15.1ppg, 4.3rpg, 2.2apg, Steals-1 (2.5spg), FGP: 55.8%, 3PT: 37.4%, FT: 75.2%. Last season for Phoenix Hagen, he played 30 games averaging 14.7ppg, 3.8rpg, 3.0apg, 1.7spg, FGP: 60.5%, 3PT: 30.3%, FT: 75.2. He spoke to eurobasket after the 85-78 win in Paderborn.

Congrats on the 85-78 win in Paderborn. With what kind of feelings do you take from this last game win?


Thanks. It feels great to leave on a high note. We got the job done and kept the team in the BBL.

Phoenix Hagen did accomplish its goal of staying in the BEKO BBL. How relieved are you?



A lot of pressure is off of everyone. We didn't have a good season at all but we accomplished the main goal which was staying in the league!!!

This was a tight game in the first half. Phoenix Hagen had the 44-42 lead after 20 minutes. Why was Paderborn giving Phoenix Hagen unnecessary problems in the first half?



They had nothing to lose. They played with a lot of confidence.

What did coach Ingo Fryer tell the team to do differently in the second half?



We were not executing the game plan at all so he told us that now was time to do it. We also stopped trying to trap them on ball screens.

Phoenix Hagen must of responded since the team poured in 27 points. What adjustments did the club make?



We just started being more aggressive and getting into the lane.

Malik Moore poured in 29 points. He seemed unstoppable. Was he making the difficult one on one shots?



He was tough tonight. He made a lot of contested and tough shots.

What was your nicest memory this season for Phoenix Hagen?



Winning the last home game. It was good to finally win a game by double digits this season!!!

Phoenix Hagen stays in the BEKO BBL. A reason for Quentin Pryor (193-G/F-83, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement, college: Morehead St.) to stay?



I will be back next season, but I will be healthy from start to finish!!!

Who wins the Cavs-Celtics series?



Cavs with no problem. No matchup for LBJ!!!!
Thanks for the chat Quentin.



1.Bundesliga Round: 34 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Telekom B. - EWE Baskets 84-80
Bonn prevailed against EWE Oldenburg behind 25 points from Ronald DuPree (199-F/G-81, agency: Priority Sports, college: LSU). Chris Ensminger (209-C-73, agency: Limelight Hoops, college: Valparaiso) contributed 17 points in the overtime success. Jasmin Perkovic (203-F-80, agency: Court Side) responded with 21 points and 10 rebounds for Oldenburg.

ratiopharm - Walter Tigers 80-79
Ulm narrowly defeated visiting Tuebingen. Roderick Trice (191-F-84, agency: Rasmussen Services, college: S.Carolina) came up with 20 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the charge. Coleman Collins (206-F-86, agency: Interperformances, college: Virginia Tech) delivered 14 points for the home team. Michael Jenkins (191-G-86, college: Winthrop) answered with 21 points for Walter Tigers.

Dt.Bank SKY - NY Phantoms 71-62
Skyliners took care of NY Phantoms in the final round of the regular season. Derrick Allen (203-F-80, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Mississippi) fired 18 points to pace the Frakfurt team. Greg Jenkins (206-F/C-82, college: Iona) notched 13 points in the winning case. Marcus Goree (201-F-77, college: W.Virginia) had 19 points for Braunschweig.

Phoenix Hagen - Pad.Baskets 85-78
Phoenix Hagen earned the 9th win in the season as they outscored Paderborn at home court. Zygimantas Jonusas (200-F-82) and John Turek (205-F/C-83, college: Nebraska) delivered 16 points apiece in the win. Malik Moore (192-G-77, agency: Prossin Sports Management, college: Amer.Internat.) answered with game-high 29 points for Paderborn.

Brose Baskets - TBB Trier 69-53
Brose Baskets occupied the fifth spot in the regular season final ladder after they took care of TBB Trier. Tibor Pleiss (214-F/C-89) knocked down 15 points to lead the effort. Predrag Suput (200-F-77, agency: Beo Basket) contributed 14 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Jamal Shuler (191-G-86) notched 16 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for TBB Trier.

MBC - LTi 46ers 84-65
MBC finished the regular season on a high note cruising past LTi Giessen at home court. Adeola Dagunduro (196-G-86, college: Nebraska) delivered 22 points to lead the hosts. Guido Grunheid (209-F/C-82, agency: Court Side) netted 16 points for MBC. Max Weber (201-G/F-85, agency: Rasmussen Services) responded with 15 points for the 46ers.

Bremerhaven - Art.Dragons 82-80
Bremerhaven nipped Artland Dragos at home court to finish the regular season at the 6th position. Torrell Martin (196-G/F-85, agency: 540 Sports, college: Winthrop) scored 19 points for the hosts. Jeff Gibbs (188-F-80, college: Otterbein) accounted for 18 points and 10 boards in the victory. Alexander Seggelke (198-F-79, agency: Limelight Hoops) nailed 19 points and pulled down 7 rebounds for Artland Dragons.

Duesseldorf - Goettingen 71-72
Goettingen wrapped up their regular season campaign with a road win over Duesseldorf. John Little (180-G-84, college: N.Iowa) stepped up with 19 points for Goettingen. Chris Oliver (198-F-85, agency: Court Side, college: Radford) canned 18 points and grabbed 13 boards for the winners. The Giants responded with 25 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists from T.J. Carter (191-G-85, agency: Pro One Sports, college: NC-Wilmington).

ALBA - EnBW L'burg 74-67
ALBA overcame Ludwigsburg but it was not enough to finish the regular season on top of the standings. ALBA occupied the second position just behind Oldendburg. Derrick Byars (202-G/F-84, agency: Priority Sports, college: Vanderbilt) netted 14 points to lead the home side. Rashad Wright (189-G-82, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Georgia) delivered 13 points in the winning effort. Michael King (193-G-78, agency: Strategic Sports, college: George Washington) chipped in 17 points for Ludwigsburg.



Standings - 1. Bundesliga
1.Bundesliga Standings
 1. EWE Baskets 25-9 
 2. ALBA 25-9 
 3. Goettingen 24-10 
 4. Telekom B. 24-10 
 5. Brose Baskets 22-12 
 6. Bremerhaven 21-13 
 7. Dt.Bank SKY 21-13 
 8. NY Phantoms 19-15 
 9. Art.Dragons 19-15 
 10. MBC 18-16 
 11. EnBW L'burg 17-17 
 12. Walter Tigers 16-18 
 13. ratiopharm 13-21 
 14. LTi 46ers 10-24 
 15. TBB Trier 10-24 
 16. Phoenix Hagen 9-25 
 17. Duesseldorf 8-26 
 18. Pad.Baskets 5-29 


Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga
Points Per Game
 David TEAGUE
  LTi 46ers
  (196-G-83)
  Avg: 20.4
 1. Teague, LTi 46ers20.4 
 2. Copeland, TBB Trier16.8 
 3. Jenkins, ALBA15.1 
 4. Rochestie, Goett.15.0 
 5. Oliver, Goettingen14.9 
 6. Suput, Brose B.14.9 
 7. Burns, ratiopharm14.8 
 8. Allen, Dt.14.7 
 9. Jeffers, LTi 46ers14.4 
 10. Travis, Walter Tigers14.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jeff GIBBS
  Bremerhaven
  (188-F-80)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Gibbs, Bremerhaven9.3 
 2. Ensminger, Telek.8.6 
 3. Ovcina, LTi 46ers8.1 
 4. Johnson, LTi 46ers7.2 
 5. Kale, Phoenix Hagen7.0 
 6. Boone, Goettingen6.6 
 7. Turek, Phoenix .6.6 
 8. Oliver, Goettingen6.5 
 9. Travis, Walter Tigers6.5 
 10. Doliboa, Dt.6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Louis CAMPBELL
  Bremerhaven
  (190-G-79)
  Avg: 6
 1. Campbell, Bremerha.6.0 
 2. Ratkovica, Walter T.5.7 
 3. Hamilton, NY Phant.5.5 
 4. Jordan, Telekom B.5.3 
 5. Jordan, Phoenix .5.3 
 6. Reese, Dt.4.5 
 7. Gamqrelidze, MBC3.8 
 8. McElroy, AL.3.6 
 9. Williams, LTi 46ers3.6 
 10. Schaffartzik, NY Pha.3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Roderick TRICE
  ratiopharm
  (191-F-84)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Trice, ratiopharm2.4 
 2. Hamilton, NY Phant.2.0 
 3. Jenkins, Walter T.1.9 
 4. Anderson, Goett.1.5 
 5. Bernard, MBC1.5 
 6. Teague, LTi 46ers1.5 
 7. Foster, EWE B.1.3 
 8. Goldsberry, Brose B.1.3 
 9. Burns, ratiopharm1.3 
 10. Evans, TBB Trier1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 John TUREK
  Phoenix Hagen
  (205-F/C-83)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Turek, Phoenix .1.4 
 2. Pleiss, Brose B.1.4 
 3. Boumtje, EWE B.1.3 
 4. Ohlbrecht, Telek.1.2 
 5. Lyde, Bremerhaven1.2 
 6. Goree, NY Phantoms1.0 
 7. Ovcina, LTi 46ers1.0 
 8. Bryant, ratiopharm0.9 
 9. Boone, Goettingen0.9 
 10. Majstorovic, EWE B.0.9 


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Stats Leaders - A1
Points Per Game
 David YOUNG
  Trikalla
  (196-G/F-81)
  Avg: 20.5
 1. Young, Trikalla20.5 
 2. Childress, Olympiakos16.3 
 3. Erceg, Panionios15.3 
 4. Green, AEK15.1 
 5. Arnold, Perister.14.7 
 6. Gregory, PAOK14.5 
 7. Massie, Olimpia L.14.4 
 8. Monroe, PAOK14.4 
 9. Kleiza, Olympiakos14.1 
 10. Harris, VAP K.14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Christophe MASSIE
  Igokea
  (206-F-77)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Massie, Olimpia L.10.7 
 2. Walsh, Aris7.8 
 3. Papadopoulos, PAOK7.8 
 4. Francis, AEK7.6 
 5. Carter, Ilysiakos7.0 
 6. Bryant, Panionios7.0 
 7. Dozier, VAP K.6.4 
 8. Homan, Marousi BC6.4 
 9. Arnold, Perister.6.2 
 10. Vougioukas, Panellin.5.9 
Assists Per Game
 Dimitris DIAMANTIDIS
  Panathinaikos
  (196-G-80)
  Avg: 4.9
 1. Diamantidis, Panath.4.9 
 2. Teodosic, Olympiakos4.3 
 3. Lukas, Marousi BC4.3 
 4. Karidas, Ilysiakos4.1 
 5. Dickel, Trikalla4.0 
 6. Papaloukas, Olymp.3.9 
 7. Hammonds, Perister.3.7 
 8. Green, AEK3.6 
 9. Vasiljevic, VAP K.3.5 
 10. Spanoulis, Panath.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Vonteego CUMMINGS
  Ilysiakos
  (192-G-76)
  Avg: 2
 1. Cummings, Ilysiakos2.0 
 2. Collins, Kavala/P.1.8 
 3. Lukas, Marousi BC1.8 
 4. Katsares, Trikalla1.6 
 5. Karidas, Ilysiakos1.5 
 6. Hammonds, Perister.1.5 
 7. Diamantidis, Panath.1.5 
 8. Nikolaidis, AEK1.5 
 9. Dickel, Trikalla1.4 
 10. Green, AEK1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Ian VOUGIOUKAS
  Panellinios
  (212-C/F-85)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Vougioukas, Panellin.1.5 
 2. Harissis, VAP K.1.1 
 3. Benton, Ilysiakos1.0 
 4. Mavroidis, Marou.1.0 
 5. Fotsis, Panathinaikos0.9 
 6. Carter, Ilysiakos0.8 
 7. Monds, VAP K.0.8 
 8. Homan, Marousi BC0.8 
 9. Papadopoulos, PAOK0.7 
 10. Owens, Panellinios0.7 


A1 Round: 1 (Quarter-Finals) - by Eurobasket News
Olympiakos - Aris 75-63
Olympiakos had to play hard in order to secure 1-0 lead in their series against Aris. Linas Kleiza (203-F-85, college: Missouri) and Josh Childress (203-G/F-83, college: Stanford) stepped up for the winning side as they scored 19 and 17 points respectively, with Childress also collecting 11 boards in the process. Sofoklis Schortsanitis (206-C-85) also reached double digits with 10 points. On the other side, Aris got 14 points from Kiki Clark (173-G-84, college: St.Peter's) as well as 10 points from Matt Walsh (197-F/G-82, agency: Arik Krayn Services, college: Florida).

Panathinaikos - Panionios 92-57
Panathinaikos also displayed their dominance in their match against Panionios as they rolled over them 92-57. Milenko Tepic (198-G-87, agency: Beo Basket) scored 17 points for Panathanaikos, while Andrew Nicholas (191-G-81, college: Maryland) and Mike Batiste (203-F-77, college: Arizona St.) added 12 points apiece. Panionios got 12 point effort from Dejan Borovnjak (208-F-86, agency: Beo Basket), while Ivan Zoroski (195-G-79) and Giannis Athineou (193-G-88) followed with 11 and 10 points to their name.

Panellinios - PAOK 71-69
Panellinios had to work very hard in order to prevent PAOK from taking a break and they won in thriller 71-69. Devin Smith (196-G/F-81, college: Virginia) led the winning side to 1-0 lead in the series with 18 points and 11 rebounds. He got help from Haywood Owens (204-F-79, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Texas) and Kosta Charalampidis (189-G-76), who chipped in 10 points apiece. For PAOK, Todor Gecevski (209-C-77, agency: Interperformances) and Kenny Gregory (197-G/F-78, college: Kansas) led the way with 15 and 13 points respectively, while Lazaros Papadopoulos (210-C-80) contributed with 12 points and 13 rebounds on the night.

Marousi BC - VAP Kolossos 87-68
Marousi BC had no troubles against VAP Kolossos, winning the contest 87-68. Hosts were led by Konstantinos Kaimakoglou (206-C/F-83), who scored 16 points for the game (7 rebs). Jared Homan added 14 points while Pat Kalathis (208-G/F-85, agency: Arik Krayn Services, college: St.Joseph's) finished the game with 13 points of his own. For visiting side, Thodoris Zaras (198-G-88) and Nikos Pappas (194-G-90, agency: FCM) were the only players in double digits with 14 and 11 points.



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Atomeromu goes to Semis, Albacomp ties the series against Szolnok - by Eurobasket News
Kecskemeti - Atomeromu 72-76
Atomeromu managed to book a place in the semifinals after they have won Game 4 against Kecskemeti 72-76. Visitors came out strong from the gate and they managed to build 30-39 lead by halftime. In the third quarter Kecskemeti players cut the deficit to 56-60, but in the final ten minutes visiting side held onto the 4-point lead. Akos Horvath (194-G/F-81, agency: FCM) and Anthony Dill (200-F-81, college: Texas St.-San Marcos) led the winning side with 24 and 20 points respectively. They got support from Jerome LaGrange (192-G-78, college: Livingstone) and Tory Walker (203-F-79, college: New Orleans) who added 13 and 11 points, with the latter also grabbing 10 rebounds. For Kecskemeti, Milan Csorvasi (209-F/C-88, agency: FCM) was great with 21 points. Norbert Toth (203-F-86, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) added 12, while Ian Johnson (205-F-84, college: Davidson) chipped in 10 points in loss.

Albacomp - Szolnok 88-67
Albacomp managed to force a decisive Game 5 in their series against Szolnok. They have rolled over the visitors 88-67 in Game 4 and will be full of confidence that they can turn the series to their favor and go to the semis. Game was practically over by halftime when the score stood at 52-31. Albacomp players managed to routinely close the game out for the final 21-point margin win. Adam Hanga (201-G-89, agency: FCM) led the rout with 25 points on the night. He was followed by Michael Lee (206-F-86) and George Banks (202-F/C-72, agency: Elfus-Siegel Management (ESM), college: UTEP) who added 16 and 15 points respectively. For Szolnok, Marton Bader (212-C-80, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) finished the game with 12 points. Ousmane Barro (208-F-84, college: Marquette) and Dragan Aleksic (196-G-70, agency: Beo Basket) were also decent, as they added 11 points apiece. Decisive Game 5 is scheduled for May 2nd.


A Division Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Winsome FRAZIER
  Falco
  (193-G/F-82)
  Avg: 23.4
 1. Frazier, Falco23.4 
 2. Doyne, Marso-Vagep21.4 
 3. Horvath, Falco21.3 
 4. Farmer, Debreceni21.0 
 5. Watson, ZTE K.18.7 
 6. Walker, Dombovar18.4 
 7. Brooks, Soproni18.2 
 8. Sitku, Marso-Vagep17.9 
 9. Sirutaviaciu., Salgot.17.8 
 10. Rice, Szolnok17.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ousmane BARRO
  Szolnok
  (208-F-84)
  Avg: 10.6
 1. Barro, Szolnok10.6 
 2. Horvath, Falco10.4 
 3. Davis, Salgotarjani9.5 
 4. Scott, Kormend9.3 
 5. Knight, Soproni7.9 
 6. Bader, Szolnok7.5 
 7. David Vay, PVSK P.7.3 
 8. Wilson, ZTE K.7.1 
 9. Lee, Albacomp7.0 
 10. Nuhanovic, Debre.6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Laszlo KALMAN
  Falco
  (186-G-72)
  Avg: 8
 1. Kalman, Falco8.0 
 2. Simon, Albacomp7.3 
 3. Kelley, Szolnok6.3 
 4. Hinnant, ZTE K.5.9 
 5. English, Atomeromu4.9 
 6. Fodor, Szolnok4.8 
 7. LaGrange, Dombovar4.7 
 8. Dejon, Kaposvari4.7 
 9. Thomas, Kormend4.6 
 10. Farmer, Debreceni3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Gytis SIRUTAVIACIUS
  Salgotarjani
  (195-F-83)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Sirutaviaciu., Salgot.3.7 
 2. Frazier, Falco3.6 
 3. Dejon, Kaposvari2.9 
 4. Lee, Albacomp2.9 
 5. English, Atomeromu2.6 
 6. Wittmann, Kecsk.2.5 
 7. Ames, PVSK P.2.4 
 8. LaGrange, Dombovar2.3 
 9. Clark, Atomeromu2.3 
 10. Watson, ZTE K.2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 DuJuan WILEY
  Marso-Vagep
  (206-C-75)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Wiley, Marso-Vagep1.6 
 2. Hendlein, Kaposvari1.4 
 3. Clark, Atomeromu1.4 
 4. Barro, Szolnok1.3 
 5. Nuhanovic, Debre.1.1 
 6. Walker, Dombovar1.1 
 7. David Vay, PVSK P.1.1 
 8. Scott, Kormend1.1 
 9. Sitku, Marso-Vagep1.0 
 10. Horvath, Falco1.0 


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Arik Alfasi - coach of the year - by Eurobasket
Coach Arik Alfasi (agency: Gross Zeev ISA ) of Elitzure Maccabi Barak Netanya (Premier League) - was elected by 4 different Israeli internet sport sites (one.co.il, walla.co.il, safsal.co.il, ynet.co.il) as coach of the year for the 2009/10 season. Alfasi is coaching Netanya which is the newcomer in the premier league. Alfasi is the only coach which managed to beat powerhouse Maccabi Tel Aviv this season (Netanya win after ...2 overtimes). Netanya finished their first regular season in Premier League on 5th position and will play now 5 games (best out of 5) against Maccabi Haifa which finished on the 4th place. The winner of these series will make it to Israeli Final Four.

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Standings - SerieA
SerieA Standings
 1. Montepaschi 23-2 
 2. NGC Cantu 17-10 
 3. Pepsi Caserta 16-9 
 4. Armani MI 15-10 
 5. CS Bologna 15-11 
 6. Sigma Coat. 14-11 
 7. Lottomatica 14-12 
 8. Benetton TV 11-14 
 9. Air AV 11-14 
 10. Banca Tercas 10-15 
 11. Cimberio VA 10-16 
 12. Scavolini PS 10-17 
 13. Angelico BI 9-16 
 14. Carife FE 8-17 
 15. Vanoli CR 8-17 


Stats Leaders - SerieA
Points Per Game
 Gary NEAL
  Unicaja
  (193-G-84)
  Avg: 19.4
 1. Neal, Benetton TV19.4 
 2. Grundy, Carife FE17.9 
 3. Aradori, Angelico.16.8 
 4. Lavrinovic, Montepas.16.4 
 5. Ford, Carife FE16.3 
 6. Ere, Pepsi Caserta16.2 
 7. Hicks, Scavolini PS15.5 
 8. Jackson, Carife FE15.5 
 9. Bell, Vanoli CR15.0 
 10. Brown, Air AV15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Sharrod FORD
  Carife FE
  (206-F-82)
  Avg: 9.8
 1. Ford, Carife FE9.8 
 2. Brunner, Sigma C.9.0 
 3. Troutman, Air AV8.3 
 4. Williams, Scavolin.8.0 
 5. Jones, Pepsi C.7.9 
 6. Wallace, Benetton.7.6 
 7. Pasco, Angelico BI7.4 
 8. Hall, Armani MI7.4 
 9. Ivanov, Sigma C.6.4 
 10. Rocca, Armani MI6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Dee BROWN
  Air AV
  (185-G-84)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Brown, Air AV5.5 
 2. Green, Scavolini PS5.1 
 3. Poeta, Banca Tercas4.5 
 4. Childress, Cimberio.4.3 
 5. Smith, Angelico BI4.0 
 6. McIntyre, Montepas.4.0 
 7. Finley, Armani MI3.9 
 8. Becirovic, Armani M.3.7 
 9. Rowland, Vanoli CR3.6 
 10. Bowers, Pepsi C.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Marques GREEN
  Scavolini PS
  (170-G-82)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Green, Scavolini PS3.4 
 2. Rowland, Vanoli CR3.0 
 3. Jaaber, Lottomat.3.0 
 4. Troutman, Air AV2.7 
 5. Minard, Lottomat.2.4 
 6. Jones, Pepsi C.2.3 
 7. Ere, Pepsi Caserta2.3 
 8. Hawkins, Montepas.2.3 
 9. Di Bella, Pepsi C.2.3 
 10. Aradori, Angelico.2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Sharrod FORD
  Carife FE
  (206-F-82)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Ford, Carife FE3.5 
 2. Eze, Montepaschi1.3 
 3. Crosariol, Lottomat.1.2 
 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. Nicevic, Benetton.0.8 
 10. Gigli, Lottomatica0.8 


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Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Daviin DAVIS
  Valmiera
  (193-F-85)
  Avg: 17.8
 1. Davis, Valmiera17.8 
 2. Efejuku, Barons17.5 
 3. Timermanis, Barons17.3 
 4. Gulbis, Zemgale16.6 
 5. Silavs, Keizarmezs16.3 
 6. Kojenets, Liepaja15.7 
 7. Valeika, Valmiera15.1 
 8. Zakis, Ventspils14.5 
 9. Kisielius, Liepaja14.1 
 10. Bergmanis, Zemgale13.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Arturas VALEIKA
  Valmiera
  (206-F-85)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Valeika, Valmiera10.5 
 2. Kojenets, Liepaja7.3 
 3. Cipruss, Valmiera6.7 
 4. Zorin, Barons6.3 
 5. Silavs, Keizarmezs6.0 
 6. Renfroe, VEF Riga5.9 
 7. Rozitis, Zemgale5.6 
 8. Nelyubov, VEF Riga5.2 
 9. Gulbis, Zemgale5.2 
 10. Davis, Valmiera5.0 
Assists Per Game
 Alex RENFROE
  VEF Riga
  (190-G-86)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Renfroe, VEF Riga6.1 
 2. Silavs, Keizarmezs5.6 
 3. Jeromanovs, Liepa.4.3 
 4. Sirsnins, Barons3.9 
 5. Strelnieks, Ventspils3.4 
 6. Vilums, Liepaja3.1 
 7. Bergmanis, Zemgale3.0 
 8. Efejuku, Barons2.9 
 9. Valters, VEF Riga2.7 
 10. Jurevicus, Ventspils2.6 
Steals Per Game
 Rinalds SIRSNINS
  Barons
  (186-G-85)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Sirsnins, Barons2.3 
 2. Silavs, Keizarmezs2.2 
 3. Osins, Keizarmezs2.0 
 4. Renfroe, VEF Riga1.9 
 5. Bertans, Ventspils1.7 
 6. Efejuku, Barons1.5 
 7. Vilums, Liepaja1.5 
 8. Davis, Valmiera1.5 
 9. Valters, VEF Riga1.5 
 10. Strelnieks, Ventspils1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Jekabs ROZITIS
  Zemgale
  (206-F/C-86)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Rozitis, Zemgale1.3 
 2. Davis, Valmiera1.2 
 3. Nelyubov, VEF Riga1.0 
 4. Skirmants, Barons0.8 
 5. Selakovs, VEF Riga0.8 
 6. Cresnar, Valmiera0.8 
 7. Zorin, Barons0.7 
 8. Valeika, Valmiera0.5 
 9. Bambis, Zemgale0.5 
 10. Meiers, Ventspils0.5 


LBL Round: 4 (Semi-Finals) - by Eurobasket News
Ventspils - VEF Riga 100-75
Ventspils thumped VEF Riga at home court to draw things level in the series. Ronalds Zakis (207-F/C-87) delivered 24 points to lead the hosts. Mareks Jurevicus (198-G/F-85) contributed 23 points for the winning side. Taj McCullough (201-F-86, college: Winthrop) responded with 24 points for VEF Riga.



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Stats Leaders - Men
Points Per Game
 Fadi EL KHATIB
  Champville
  (197-F-79)
  Avg: 29.6
 1. El Khatib, Champville29.6 
 2. Colson, Antranik25.8 
 3. Johnson, Al Riyadi25.3 
 4. Battles, Kahraba23.9 
 5. Byrd, Hoops21.3 
 6. Luca, Anibal20.7 
 7. Clemons, Hoops20.1 
 8. Ford, Moutahed19.6 
 9. Christensen, Mouta.18.8 
 10. Giles, Al Riyadi18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Malcolm BATTLES
  Kahraba
  (205-F/C-79)
  Avg: 14.3
 1. Battles, Kahraba14.3 
 2. Luca, Anibal11.9 
 3. Giles, Al Riyadi11.4 
 4. Darnell, Champville11.1 
 5. Charles, Champville10.7 
 6. Danielson, Champville9.0 
 7. Samaha, Sagesse8.8 
 8. El Khatib, Champville8.7 
 9. Christensen, Mouta.7.8 
 10. Slaughter, Anibal7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Sean COLSON
  Toros
  (182-G-75)
  Avg: 9
 1. Colson, Antranik9.0 
 2. Mahmoud, Al Riyadi6.4 
 3. Clemons, Hoops6.0 
 4. Slaughter, Anibal5.6 
 5. Johnson, Al Riyadi5.3 
 6. Madison, Champville5.3 
 7. Ghattas, Sagesse4.5 
 8. Kelley, Sagesse3.4 
 9. El Khatib, Champville3.4 
 10. Christensen, Mouta.3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Enique CLEMONS
  Hoops
  (180-G-80)
  Avg: 4.6
 1. Clemons, Hoops4.6 
 2. Byrd, Hoops2.9 
 3. Slaughter, Anibal2.4 
 4. Mahmoud, Al Riyadi2.4 
 5. Hakim, Kahraba2.3 
 6. Christensen, Mouta.2.2 
 7. Johnson, Al Riyadi2.2 
 8. Yammine, Hoops1.9 
 9. Ibrahim, Moutahed1.7 
 10. El Nar, Kahraba1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Christien CHARLES
  Champville
  (213-F/C-81)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Charles, Champville3.2 
 2. Darnell, Champville2.4 
 3. Giles, Al Riyadi2.4 
 4. Byrd, Hoops2.4 
 5. Battles, Kahraba1.9 
 6. Vogel, Al Riyadi1.3 
 7. Slaughter, Anibal1.1 
 8. Hamdar, Hoops1.1 
 9. Daoud, Anibal1.1 
 10. Johnson, Al Riyadi1.0 


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  MEXICO   


Standings - CIBACOPA
CIBACOPA Standings
 1. Cananea 19-8 
 2. Culiacan 19-8 
 3. Hermosillo 18-9 
 4. Guaymas 16-11 
 5. Mazatlan 16-11 
 6. Guasave 14-13 
 7. Los Mochis 14-13 
 8. Nogales 14-13 
 9. Mexicali 12-15 
 10. Obregon 9-18 
 11. Tepic 6-21 
 12. Tijuana 5-22 


CIBACOPA Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Benny WEST
  Los Mochis
  (191-G-80)
  Avg: 25.5
 1. West, Los Mochis25.5 
 2. Smith, Mazatlan25.0 
 3. Cowan, Obregon24.5 
 4. Brown, Tepic24.2 
 5. Walker, Nogales24.1 
 6. Fisher, Mexicali24.1 
 7. Brown, Mazatlan24.0 
 8. Habel, Guaymas24.0 
 9. Cook, Cananea23.8 
 10. Bowie, Guasave23.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jeremis SMITH
  Mazatlan
  (203-F-86)
  Avg: 12.7
 1. Smith, Mazatlan12.7 
 2. Angounou, Guasave12.4 
 3. Berhoefer, Hermosillo10.4 
 4. Shipley, Mexicali9.8 
 5. Strobbe, Nogales9.7 
 6. Habel, Guaymas9.1 
 7. Davis, Tijuana9.1 
 8. Hooks, Obregon9.0 
 9. Crouse, Nogales8.1 
 10. Brown, Tepic7.9 
Assists Per Game
 Rommel MARENTES
  Guaymas
  (179-G-84)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Marentes, Guaymas6.1 
 2. Lawrence, Los M.5.4 
 3. White, Cananea4.8 
 4. Brown, Mazatlan4.4 
 5. Lee, Guaymas4.3 
 6. Monreal, Hermosillo4.0 
 7. Zuniga, Guasave4.0 
 8. Meza Rogel, Culiacan3.8 
 9. Harris, Cananea3.6 
 10. Fisher, Mexicali3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Kenneth LAWRENCE
  Los Mochis
  (183-G-81)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Lawrence, Los M.2.3 
 2. Lee, Guaymas2.2 
 3. Moore, Culiacan1.9 
 4. Bell, Obregon1.8 
 5. Brown, Mazatlan1.8 
 6. White, Cananea1.8 
 7. West, Los Mochis1.8 
 8. Izaguirre, Guasave1.6 
 9. Little, Hermosillo1.6 
 10. Smith, Mazatlan1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Jeral DAVIS
  Tijuana
  (216-C-84)
  Avg: 3.9
 1. Davis, Tijuana3.9 
 2. Habel, Guaymas2.1 
 3. Gutierrez, Cananea2.1 
 4. Brown, Tepic1.3 
 5. Crouse, Nogales1.3 
 6. Blair, Tijuana1.2 
 7. Ibarra, Los Mochis1.0 
 8. Sullinger, Nogales1.0 
 9. Llamas, Culiacan0.9 
 10. Smith, Mazatlan0.9 


Pioneros defeat Frayles - by Chris Terrell
Los Mochis, Sinaloa - A matchup of CIBACOPA All-Star teammates featured Louis McCullough (198-G/F-82, college: Francis Marion) (GSV) and Serge Angounou (202-F-83, college: Arizona St.) (GSV) against Benny West (191-G-80, agency: ProSportsCareers, college: Howard Payne) (MOC) and Francisco Ibarra (210-C-84) (MOC) Friday night in Los Mochis as Frayles de Guasave came to town with a 1 point edge in the standings. All 4 players were teammates on the Southern Division All-Star team played out last weekend along with Pioneros Coach Chris Terrell . There were alot of handshakes before and after the game but between the lines for 40 minutes, the two teams battled it out. McCullough had 20 points and 5 rebounds while one of the league's top rebounders, Angounou once again pounded the boards en route to yet another double-double with 15 points and 14 rebounds.

For the Pioneros, CIBACOPAs leading scorer Benny West had 23 points, 8 rebounds, and 6 assists while Francisco Ibarra had 7 points and 7 rebounds including a big 3 and a key block late in the 4th. National A standout Erick Hare (196-G/F-79, college: Albertson) once again showed his range en route to a 4-7 performance from deep adding 19 to the cause. Also making news in the contest was newly acquired Los Mochis point guard Brian Latham (184-G-83, agency: Union Sports, college: Houston) scoring 20 points adding 4 steals, 2 blocks, and 5 assists for the home team, Latham and Los Mochis triumphant in the debut 93-82. With the win both teams pull even at 41 points points each in the standings as 8 potential CIBACOPA playoff teams are within 5 points of one another with 7 games to play in the regular season. Los Mochis moves to 2-1 against the Frayles having split in Guasave earlier in the season. The two rivals, less than an hour apart down highway 15, will face off for the final time during the regular season tomorrow, Saturday May 1st at 8pm at Benito Juarez Auditorium in Los Mochis. More information is available at www.pioneros.com.mx


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  NBA   


East and West Quarterfinals: Sixth games - by Eurobasket News
EAST
Atlanta H. - Milwaukee B. 83-69
Jamal Crawford (6'5''-G-80, college: Michigan) saw the end to his series-long shooting slump coming, making a promise after the pregame shootaround: It'll be back tonight. Crawford then went out and finally played like the NBA's Sixth man of the Year in the playoffs, scoring 24 points to help the Atlanta Hawks beat the Milwaukee Bucks 83-69 on Friday night to force a seventh game in the first-round series. Crawford was coming off a miserable 4-for-18 shooting performance in Game 5, and wasn't much better in the first four games. Joe Johnson (6'8''-F-81, college: Arkansas) scored 22 points, and Alfred Horford (6'10''-F/C-86, college: Florida) had 15 points and 15 rebounds for Atlanta. The Hawks outscored the Bucks 29-11 in the third quarter to take a 15-point lead, as Milwaukee made only 3 of 17 shots in the quarter. Game 7 is Sunday in Atlanta. Carlos Delfino (6'6''-G-82) scored 20 for the Bucks, who came into the game hoping to finish off their heavily favored opponent but instead went completely flat coming out of halftime and couldn't pull off a late rally attempt.

WEST
Phoenix Suns - Portland TB 99-90
Jason Richardson (6'6''-G-81, college: Michigan St.) scored 28 points, including five 3-pointers, and the Phoenix Suns advanced to the second round of the playoffs with a 99-90 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 6 on Thursday night. The third-seeded Suns will face seventh-seeded San Antonio, which advanced by beating Dallas 97-97 on Thursday night. The opening game of the Western Conference semifinals is Monday night in Phoenix. The Suns last went to the second round in 2007, when they got past the Los Angeles Lakers to open the playoffs before falling to the Spurs. In 2008, the Spurs got the best of Phoenix in the first round. Grant Hill (6'8''-F-72, college: Duke) of the Suns advanced past the first round for the first time in his career. The Suns went up 53-41 at halftime and led by as many as 16 points in the second half. The Blazers tied it at 76 midway through the fourth quarter, but could not pull ahead. Martell Webster (6'8''-G-86) had 19 points for Portland, which failed to advance out of the first round for the second straight year. Courtesy of www.cbsnews.com

Denver N. - Utah Jazz 104-112
Carlos Boozer (6'10''-F/C-80, college: Duke) had 22 points and 20 rebounds, rookie Wesley Matthews (6'5''-G-86, college: Marquette) scored 23 and made a key block, and Utah pulled away late in the fourth quarter and beat the Denver Nuggets 112-104 on Friday night, winning the playoff series in six games. Deron Williams (6'3''-G-84, college: Illinois) added 14 points and 10 assists for the Jazz, who went on an 11-0 run after Carmelo Anthony (6'8''-F-84, college: Syracuse) had tied the game at 95-all midway through the final period. Matthews went 13 for 15 from the free throw line as Utah persevered in the foul-filled game, making 34 of 51 free throws after drawing 39 fouls by the Nuggets. Chauncey Billups (6'3''-G-76, college: Colorado) led Denver with 30 points and Anthony finished with 20 points on 6 for 22 shooting. The Jazz will face the Los Angeles Lakers in the second round, and Jazz fans were already chanting 'Beat L-A!' in the final minute. Anthony also had 12 rebounds to lead Denver, which was outrebounded 44-39. Joey Graham scored 18 of his 21 points in the second quarter to get the Nuggets back in the game after they fell behind by 15. Paul Millsap had 21 points, 11 rebounds and blocked three shots for Utah. Courtesy of www.huffingtonpost.com

LA Lakers - Oklah.City T. 95-94
Pau Gasol (7'0''-F/C-80) tipped in a missed jumper by Kobe Bryant (6'6''-G-78) with a half-second left and the Los Angeles Lakers survived a late comeback effort by Oklahoma City and eliminated the Thunder 95-94 in Game 6 of the first-round playoff series on Friday night. Gasol crashed to the rim at the right block and tipped in Bryant's shot to put the defending NBA champions ahead after they squandered a seven-point lead in the fourth quarter. Gasol pumped both fists after the basket, and the Lakers moved on when Russell Westbrook (6'3''-G-88, college: UCLA) missed a desperation 3-pointer at the final buzzer. Kevin Durant (6'9''-G/F-88, college: Texas) led the Thunder with 26 points on a dreadful 5-for-23 shooting night. Westbrook had 21 points and nine assists. Bryant scored 32 points and Gasol had nine points and 18 rebounds, scoring his only basket of the second half at the end. After missing 17 of his first 20 shots, Durant broke through with a 3-pointer from the right wing that ignited a 10-0 comeback by the Thunder. Westbrook followed with a jumper, and his three-point play off a putback of his own miss put Oklahoma City ahead 92-91 with 3:04 to play. Durant added a driving layup to push the lead to three but Oklahoma City couldn't score again in the final 2 minutes. Bryant hit an 18-foot jumper from the left side to get Los Angeles within one, and the Lakers delivered the knockout punch on their fifth chance. Los Angeles will face Utah in the second round. *Courtesy of www.taragana.com

Dallas M. - San Antonio S. 87-97
The Spurs are moving on, and Dallas is done early again. Manu Ginobili (6'6''-G-77, agency: Interperformances) scored 26 points and San Antonio survived blowing a 22-point lead to beat the Mavericks 97-87 in Game 6 on Thursday night, handing Dirk Nowitzki (6'11''-F-78) and second-seeded Dallas another first-round exit. The Spurs got payback after the Mavs eliminated them a year ago, and will play either Phoenix or Portland in the Western Conference semifinals. Nowitzki nearly carried the Mavs to an unbelievable comeback, getting 25 of his 33 points in a remarkable second half. But the Mavs still stumbled to their third first-round exit in the last four years. George Hill (6'2''-G-86, college: IUPUI) had 21 points for the Spurs, who are coming off their worst regular season in the Tim Duncan era. *Courtesy of www.taragana.com



Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 LeBron JAMES
  Cleveland C.
  (203-F-84)
  Avg: 29.9
 1. James, Clevelan.29.9 
 2. Durant, Oklah.Ci.29.8 
 3. Anthony, Denver N.28.4 
 4. Wade, Miami Heat27.0 
 5. Bryant, LA Lakers26.7 
 6. Ellis, Golde S.25.5 
 7. Nowitzki, Dallas M.25.1 
 8. Granger, Indiana P.24.1 
 9. Bosh, Toronto R.24.0 
 10. Stoudemire, Phoeni.22.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dwight HOWARD
  Orlando M.
  (207-F-85)
  Avg: 13
 1. Howard, Orlando M.13.0 
 2. Camby, LA Clippers12.2 
 3. Randolph, Memph.11.7 
 4. Lee, New York K.11.7 
 5. Boozer, Utah Jazz11.4 
 6. Gasol, LA Lakers11.3 
 7. Noah, Chicago B.11.2 
 8. Love, Minnesota T.11.0 
 9. Bosh, Toronto R.10.8 
 10. Haywood, Washingt.10.3 
Assists Per Game
 Steve NASH
  Phoenix Suns
  (190-G-74)
  Avg: 10.9
 1. Nash, Phoenix Suns10.9 
 2. Paul, N.Orleans H.10.7 
 3. Williams, Utah Jazz10.6 
 4. Rondo, Boston C.9.9 
 5. Kidd, Dallas M.8.9 
 6. James, Clevelan.8.5 
 7. Davis, LA Clippers8.0 
 8. Westbrook, Oklah..7.8 
 9. Harris, New J.6.6 
 10. Wade, Miami Heat6.5 
Steals Per Game
 Monta ELLIS
  Golde State W.
  (192-G-85)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Ellis, Golde S.2.3 
 2. Rondo, Boston C.2.3 
 3. Paul, N.Orleans H.2.1 
 4. Curry, Golde S.1.9 
 5. Curry, Golde S.1.9 
 6. Ariza, Houston R.1.8 
 7. Kidd, Dallas M.1.8 
 8. Wade, Miami Heat1.8 
 9. Iguodala, Philadel.1.7 
 10. Davis, LA Clippers1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Dwight HOWARD
  Orlando M.
  (207-F-85)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Howard, Orlando M.2.9 
 2. Bogut, Milwauke.2.5 
 3. Smith, Atlanta H.2.1 
 4. Haywood, Washingt.2.1 
 5. Camby, LA Clippers2.0 
 6. Haywood, Dallas M.2.0 
 7. Andersen, Denver N.1.8 
 8. McGee, Washingt.1.8 
 9. Dalembert, Philad.1.8 
 10. Lopez, New J.1.7 


LeBron James scores 35 as Cleveland beats Boston 101-93 in Game 1 of Eastern semifinals - by Eurobasket News
EAST
Boston C. - Cleveland C. 93-101
The elbow's fine. Hours before receiving his second straight MVP award, LeBron James (6'8''-F-84) scored 35 points and Maurice Williams (6'1''-G-82, agency: Priority Sports, college: Alabama) added 20 as the Cleveland Cavaliers stormed back in the second half to beat the Boston Celtics 101-93 on Saturday night in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series. James, playing with a sprained and bruised right elbow, delivered yet another memorable performance as the Cavs withstood a furious punch from the Celtics, who led by 11 in the third. James, who also had seven rebounds and seven assists, drained a 3-pointer with 22 seconds left to put Boston away. Rajon Rondo (6'1''-G-86, college: Kentucky) had 27 points and 12 assists and Kevin Garnett (6'10''-F-76, agency: Pro Management Agency) finished with 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Celtics. Game 2 is Monday night. *Courtesy of www.taragana.com



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  PALESTINE   


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


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  PARAGUAY   


Metropolitan League Standings
Metropolitan L. Standings
Top 5
 1. Olimpia 7-1 
 2. Libertad 6-2 
 3. Sol de Amer. 4-4 
 4. Felix Perez 3-5 
 5. D.San Jose 0-8 
Copa Estadio Comuneros
 1. Cerro Porteno 5-0 
 2. Dep.Sajonia 3-2 
 3. Univ.Catolica 3-2 
 4. Ciudad Nueva 2-3 
 5. Sportivo SL 1-4 
 6. Univ.Autonoma 1-4 


Sol grabs the last ticked to Quadrangolar - by Gianni Pascucci
Defeating Deportivo San Jose, 82-70 at the end of a very battled game Sol de America advaced to the second leg of the 'Top 5 Pro', that will be a round robin tournment between the four teams again in the race. This last game was also the first for the new Sol de America coach, Argentinean Eduardo Pfleger , who will be assisted by Juan Pablo Feliu and Andres Gomez . The game top performers were Hector Vairoletto (188-F-87), who scored 25 pts in losing effort, Gustavo Torres (175-G-80), who led Sol with 19 points, and Aldo Acosta (192-F-76), who added 17 at the winning side.


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  POLAND   


PLK Round: 3 (Quarter-Finals) - by Eurobasket News
Energa Czarni - Assec.Prokom 65-111
Prokom entered the semifinal stage after they completed the sweep of Energa Czarni. Daniel Ewing (191-G-83, college: Duke) notched 27 points to lead Prokom to the decisive third win. Przemyslaw Zamojski (198-G/F-86, college: Independence CC) netted 22 points in the victory. Mantas Cesnauskis (189-G-81, agency: Limelight Hoops) responded with 20 points for Energa Czarni. Chris Daniels (200-F-82, agency: Limelight Hoops, college: Georgia) delivered 15 points and 12 rebounds in the loss.

AZS Koszalin - Polpharma 84-87
Polpharma surged ahead in the series versus AZS Koszalin. Tony Weeden (186-G-83, college: Chicago St.) and Damian Kulig (204-F/C-87) dropped 24 points each and teamed up for 21 rebounds to lead Polpharma to the road victory. Patrick Okafor (203-F-79, college: Houston) accounted for 19 points for the visitors. Dante Swanson (178-G-81, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Tulsa) delivered 25 points for AZS Koszalin.

Polonia Azbud - Anwil 54-103
Anwil cruised into the next round after they upset Polonia in Warsaw. Andrzej Pluta (182-G-74, agency: Court Side) delivered 21 points to lead the visitors. Dru Joyce (183-G-85, college: Akron) contributed 14 points for Anwil. Harding NaNa (203-F-81, college: Delaware) answered with 14 points and 7 rebounds for Polonia.



Wojciech Barycz - 1 Liga Player of the Year 2009-10 - by Eurobasket
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Eurobasket.com All-Polish 1Liga Awards 2009-10:

Player of the Year: Wojciech Barycz (208-C/F-84, agency: Interperformances) of Siarka T.
Guard of the Year: Marcin Flieger (182-G-84) of Zastal ZG
Forward of the Year: Marcin Sterenga (201-F-78) of Gornik Walb.
Center of the Year: Wojciech Barycz (208-C/F-84) of Siarka T.
Defensive Player of the Year: Rafal Kulikowski (204-C-85) of Zubry
Coach of the Year: Zbigniew Pyszniak of Siarka T.

1st Team
G: Marcin Flieger (182-84) of Zastal ZG
G: Lukasz Pacocha (182-82) of Big Star
F: Marcin Sterenga (201-78) of Gornik Walb.
F/C: Adam Lisewski (206-80) of MMKS DG
C/F: Wojciech Barycz (208-84) of Siarka T.

2nd Team
G: Grzegorz Kukielka (192-83) of Zastal ZG
F/G: Tomasz Celej (198-78) of Start Lublin
F/C: Piotr Mis (204-77) of Siarka T.
C/F: Mateusz Jarmakowicz (207-88) of Zastal ZG
C: Rafal Kulikowski (204-85) of Zubry

Honorable Mention
Wiktor Grudzinski (208-C-78) of Spojnia S.
Lukasz Kwiatkowski (207-C-79) of Start Lublin
Radoslaw Basinski (188-G-78) of MMKS DG
Marek Piechowicz (203-G/F-88) of MMKS DG
Tomasz Bzdyra (196-F/C-83) of Big Star
Jakub Dluski (200-F-87) of LKS Lodz
Hubert Mazur (190-G-84) of Spojnia S.
Rafal Glapinski (183-G-82) of Sokol L.



DBE Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Michael WRIGHT
  PGE Turow
  (203-F-80)
  Avg: 21
 1. Wright, PGE Turow21.0 
 2. Scott, ISS Sportino20.0 
 3. Mays, Znicz19.3 
 4. Day, ISS Sportino19.2 
 5. Chappell, Znicz18.3 
 6. Williamson, Znicz17.9 
 7. Swanson, AZS K.17.9 
 8. Miller, Polonia Azbud17.6 
 9. Okafor, Polpharma17.5 
 10. Logan, Assec.Pr.16.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Darrell HARRIS
  SKK Kotwica
  (208-C-84)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Harris, SKK K.11.3 
 2. Kuzminskas, Trefl S.8.4 
 3. Chappell, Znicz8.2 
 4. Daniels, Energa C.8.1 
 5. Ibrahim, ISS S.7.9 
 6. Kesicki, ISS S.7.8 
 7. Wallace, PGE Turow7.6 
 8. NaNa, Polonia Azbud7.6 
 9. Okafor, Polpharma7.2 
 10. Kinnard, Trefl S.7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Krzysztof SZUBARGA
  Anwil
  (182-G-84)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Szubarga, Anwil6.8 
 2. Loyd, Stal SW5.9 
 3. Swanson, AZS K.5.4 
 4. Smith, SKK Kotwica5.1 
 5. Brazelton, Energa C.4.8 
 6. Logan, Assec.Pr.4.6 
 7. Snieg, Polonia 20114.4 
 8. Ewing, Assec.Pr.4.3 
 9. Hughes, Polonia .4.0 
 10. Milicic, AZS K.3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Jeremy CHAPPELL
  Znicz
  (191-G-87)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Chappell, Znicz2.9 
 2. Day, ISS Sportino2.4 
 3. Logan, Assec.Pr.2.2 
 4. Majewski, Polph.2.1 
 5. Godbold, Stal SW2.1 
 6. Mays, Znicz2.0 
 7. Angley, Polpharma1.9 
 8. Swanson, AZS K.1.9 
 9. Hawkins, Trefl S.1.8 
 10. Szubarga, Anwil1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Leszek KARWOWSKI
  Polonia 2011
  (209-F-75)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Karwowski, Polonia .1.6 
 2. Wallace, PGE Turow1.4 
 3. Harris, SKK K.1.4 
 4. Kesicki, ISS S.1.3 
 5. Lapeta, Assec.Pr.1.2 
 6. Misiewicz, Znicz1.1 
 7. Booker, Energa C.1.1 
 8. Wyka, Znicz1.0 
 9. Kuzminskas, Trefl S.1.0 
 10. Johnson, PGE Turow0.8 


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  PORTUGAL   


Proliga Round: 5 (Quarter-Finals) - by Eurobasket News
Lusitania - Galitos FC 93-67
Lusitania needed five games to overcome pesky Galitos. Carl Lee (198-F-82, college: Utah Valley St.) scored 21 points and grabbed 8 rebounds to lead Lusitania to the decisive third win tonight. Daniel Monteiro (182-G-82) contributed 20 points and 9 steals in the victory. Tiago Brito (180-G-85) responded with 17 points for Galitos.



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  PUERTO RICO   


Standings - BSN
BSN Standings
 1. Capitanes 15-4 
 2. Bayamon 15-5 
 3. Ponce 10-8 
 4. Santurce 10-9 
 5. San German 10-10 
 6. Guaynabo 9-10 
 7. Isabela 8-11 
 8. Quebradillas 8-11 
 9. Humacao 8-12 
 10. Mayaguez 3-16 


Stats Leaders - BSN
Points Per Game
 Alejandro CARMONA
  Mayaguez
  (194-G/F-83)
  Avg: 22.8
 1. Carmona, Mayaguez22.8 
 2. Dalmau, Bayamon21.9 
 3. Nailon, Quebradillas21.0 
 4. Maye, Mayaguez20.0 
 5. Hickerson, San G.19.4 
 6. Priutt, Isabela18.9 
 7. Nailon, Ponce18.5 
 8. McGowan, Guaynabo18.2 
 9. Ayuso, Capitanes18.2 
 10. Mays, Humacao18.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Shawn PRIUTT
  Isabela
  (208-C-85)
  Avg: 13.9
 1. Priutt, Isabela13.9 
 2. Sweetney, Santurce12.3 
 3. Narvaez, Ponce10.1 
 4. Dyer, San German9.9 
 5. Traylor, Bayamon9.7 
 6. Aubry, Capitanes9.6 
 7. Reyes, Capitanes9.1 
 8. Collins, Ponce9.0 
 9. Mays, Humacao9.0 
 10. Walker, Guaynabo8.6 
Assists Per Game
 Christian DALMAU
  Bayamon
  (194-G-77)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Dalmau, Bayamon6.2 
 2. Russell, Quebradillas5.4 
 3. Cruz, Ponce4.9 
 4. Copeland, San G.4.9 
 5. Hatton, Ponce4.8 
 6. Graham, Mayaguez4.7 
 7. Guzman, Guaynabo4.7 
 8. Berdiel, Humacao4.3 
 9. Rivera, Isabela4.3 
 10. Rodriguez, Capit.4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Alejandro CARMONA
  Mayaguez
  (194-G/F-83)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Carmona, Mayaguez2.2 
 2. Berdiel, Humacao2.1 
 3. Dalmau, Bayamon1.8 
 4. Rivera, Isabela1.7 
 5. Redhage, Quebradillas1.6 
 6. Perez, Isabela1.6 
 7. Pickett, Capitanes1.5 
 8. Mays, Humacao1.5 
 9. Austin, San German1.5 
 10. Mojica, Bayamon1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Glen MCGOWAN
  Guaynabo
  (206-F-81)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. McGowan, Guaynabo1.5 
 2. Reyes, Capitanes1.3 
 3. Gainous, Santurce1.3 
 4. Russell, Quebradillas1.3 
 5. Priutt, Isabela1.2 
 6. Perez, Isabela1.2 
 7. Mays, Humacao1.1 
 8. Berdiel, Humacao1.0 
 9. Shannon, Bayamon1.0 
 10. Nieves, Santurce1.0 


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  SERBIA   


Standings - A Liga
A Standings
Super Liga
 1. Hemofarm 5-1 
 2. Partizan 5-1 
 3. Radnicki K. 4-2 
 4. Crvena Zvez. 3-3 
 5. FMP 3-3 
 6. Metalac 1-4 
 7. Tamis 1-4 
 8. Borac 1-5 
Only 1st Stage
 1. Beograd 0-0 
 2. Ergonom 0-0 
 3. KG 06 0-0 
 4. Masinac 0-0 
 5. Mega Vizura 0-0 
 6. Napredak 0-0 
 7. Novi Sad 0-0 
 8. Proleter Naft. 0-0 
 9. Radnicki Basket 0-0 
 10. Sloga 0-0 
 11. Vojvodina 0-0 


Stats Leaders - 1A
Points Per Game
 Vladimir PANIC
  Metalac
  (194-F-82)
  Avg: 18.8
 1. Panic, Metalac18.8 
 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. Vukosavljevi., Prolet.16.4 
 9. Jorovic, Borac15.6 
 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, Tamis6.5 
 4. Bosnjak, Vojvodina6.2 
 5. Ljubojevic, Novi S.6.2 
 6. Jelovac, Mega V.6.1 
 7. Borovcanin, Sloga6.0 
 8. Lukovic, Radnic.5.8 
 9. Pobric, Novi Sad5.8 
 10. Jovanovic, Ergonom5.7 
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. Martinic, Vojvodina3.7 
 8. Prolovic, Borac3.7 
 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. Jereminov, Tamis2.0 
 3. Martinic, Vojvodina2.0 
 4. Zarkovic, Prolet.1.9 
 5. Kovacevic, Novi Sad1.7 
 6. Rakic, Novi Sad1.7 
 7. Dundjerski, Beograd1.7 
 8. Borovcanin, Sloga1.7 
 9. Djordjevic, Sloga1.6 
 10. Arnautovic, Mega V.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Aleksandar MLADENOVIC
  Ergonom
  (207-F/C-84)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Mladenovic, Ergon.1.2 
 2. Maravic, Mega V.1.2 
 3. Buric, Tamis1.1 
 4. Lukovic, Radnic.1.0 
 5. Ljubojevic, Novi S.0.8 
 6. Dramicanin, Borac0.8 
 7. Arsic, Masinac0.8 
 8. Bircevic, Metalac0.8 
 9. Marjanovic, Vojvo.0.6 
 10. Bjegovic, Masinac0.6 


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  SLOVENIA   


Standings - 1A
Telemach Standings
Places 1-8
 1. Helios 8-2 
 2. Krka 8-2 
 3. U.Olimpija 8-2 
 4. Parklji 5-5 
 5. Sentjur 5-5 
 6. Rudar 4-6 
 7. Zlatorog 2-9 
 8. Geoplin Slovan 0-10 
Play-out
 1. Polzela 20-11 
 2. Elektra Esotech 15-15 
 3. TCG Mercator 12-19 
 4. Luka Koper 9-22 
 5. Sencur CP 0-31 


Stats Leaders - 1A
Points Per Game
 Sandi CEBULAR
  Sentjur
  (196-G-86)
  Avg: 21.3
 1. Cebular, Sentjur21.3 
 2. King, Polzela20.6 
 3. Crenshaw, Sentjur16.9 
 4. Mucic, Rudar16.8 
 5. Cup, Elektra .16.2 
 6. Feeley, Elektra .16.0 
 7. Dragic, Geoplin .15.8 
 8. Snow, Helios15.8 
 9. Drzic, Luka Koper15.6 
 10. Djapa, Parklji15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Shawn KING
  Polzela
  (208-C-82)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. King, Polzela11.3 
 2. Feeley, Elektra .8.5 
 3. Thondique, Polzela8.1 
 4. Virijevic, Sencur C.6.9 
 5. Nuhanovic, Elektr.6.8 
 6. Miljkovic, Elektr.6.7 
 7. Pavic, Krka6.6 
 8. Djapa, Parklji6.4 
 9. Markic, Luka Koper6.2 
 10. Cup, Elektra .6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Tadej KOSTOMAJ
  Elektra Esotech
  (186-G-87)
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Kostomaj, Elektr.5.4 
 2. Crenshaw, Sentjur5.3 
 3. Anzulovic, Rudar4.0 
 4. Mocnik, Helios3.8 
 5. Cmer, Zlatorog3.7 
 6. Nachbar, Luka Koper3.5 
 7. Venta, Polzela3.3 
 8. Jersin, Parklji3.2 
 9. Perko, Luka Koper3.1 
 10. Cebular, Sentjur3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Alvin SNOW
  Helios
  (188-G-81)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Snow, Helios1.9 
 2. Nuhanovic, Elektr.1.8 
 3. Dragic, Geoplin .1.8 
 4. Ristic, Sencur CP1.7 
 5. Cebular, Sentjur1.6 
 6. Jovanovic, Sencur C.1.6 
 7. Markic, Luka Koper1.6 
 8. Mocnik, Helios1.5 
 9. Lapornik, Sentjur1.5 
 10. Mezek, TCG M.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Shawn KING
  Polzela
  (208-C-82)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. King, Polzela2.4 
 2. Nuhanovic, Elektr.1.4 
 3. Nikolic, Krka1.2 
 4. Cup, Elektra .0.8 
 5. Lucic, Krka0.8 
 6. Sjekloca, Elektr.0.7 
 7. Sebic, Polzela0.7 
 8. Cigoja, Geoplin .0.7 
 9. Simovic, Sentjur0.7 
 10. Djapa, Parklji0.7 


Strnad's 23 points give him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News
27-year old guard Nejc Strnad (190-G-83) put on an amazing game in the last round for Zlatorog Lasko and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 10 (Second Stage).
He had the game-high 23 points adding two rebounds for Zlatorog his team's victory, helping them to crush Parklji (#4, 5-5) with 25-point margin 85-60. Zlatorog maintains the 7th position in Slovenian league. Too late to salvage the team, which is currently ranked such low. They already lost 9 games and recorded just two victories. In the team's last game Strnad had a remarkable 75.0% from 2-point range. He has many years of experience at Zlatorog, through which he has constantly improved. Nejc Strnad averages this season 14.1ppg.

Second best performed player last round was Zoran Dragic (196-G-89) of Geoplin Slovan Ljubljana. He is a guard in his 4th season at Geoplin Slovan. In the last game Dragic recorded impressive 19 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists. Bad luck as Geoplin Slovan lost that game 68-74 to slightly higher-ranked Rudar (#6, 4-6). Geoplin Slovan managed to keep the same 8th spot in the standings. 10 lost games is too many comparing to just 0 victories Geoplin Slovan managed to get this Second Stage. Dragic is one of the most experienced players at Geoplin Slovan and has a reputation of the team's most reliable player. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 15.8ppg (#7). He also registered 4.5 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to guard Sandi Cebular (196-G-86) of KK Sentjur (#5). Cebular scored 15 points and passed four assists. Despite Cebular's great performance Sentjur lost 71-86 to slightly higher-ranked Krka (#3, 8-2). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing Sentjur needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 5 victories and 5 lost games. Cebular has a great season in Slovenia. After 26 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 21.3ppg (best scorer). He also has FGP: 52.0% and 3PT: 40.1%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Jaka Klobucar (198-G-87) of U.Olimpija - 21 points and 7 rebounds
5. Dalibor Djapa (205-F/C-84) of Parklji - 19 points and 6 rebounds
6. Marcus Crenshaw (178-G-86) of Sentjur - 17 points and 7 assists
7. Luka Dimec (207-F/C-90) of Zlatorog - 13 points and 12 rebounds
8. Goran Ikonic (196-G-80) of Krka - 22 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Sasa Mucic (202-F-83) of Rudar - 18 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Drazen Bubnic (207-F-86) of Zlatorog - 11 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists


Olimpija suffers first home loss of the season - by Zeljko Zule
Defending champion Union Olimpija suffered its first home loss of the season, 79-83, to Helios in Round 10.
Union Olimpija-Helios 79-83: The largest lead for either team was 7 points. Trailing 72-73 with 3:53 remaining, Helios made a 6-1 run and its defense held Olimpija scoreles from the field for a 2:58 span. Dejan Delic (199-G-83) scored 18 points on 4-of-5 3-point shooting, Milos Paravinja posted 15 points and Richards Shields and Alvin Snow added 13 each. Helios was outrebounded 22-30 but shot 57 percent (32-of-56) from the field including 10-of-21 behind the 3-point. For Olimpija, Jaka Klobucar scored 21 points and Vlado Ilievski 20.
Sentjur-Krka 71-86: Trailing 23-24 in the second quarter, Krka went on a 14-1 run to take a lead 37-25 and never looked back from there. Goran Ikonic scored 22 points and Smiljan Pavic 15. Sentjur shot just 11-of-31 behind the 3-point line and 12-of-25 from free throw line. Marcus Crenshaw finished with 17 points and Sandi Cebular added 15 on shooting just 4-of-14 from the field.
Pro Tek Zasavje-Geoplin Slovan 74-68: Zasavje never trailed. Sasa Mucic scored 18 points, Anel Blazec 13, Grega Mali 12 and Vjeran Soldo 11. For Slovan, Zoran Dragic posted 19 points and Milos Savkovic and Bojan Jovanovic added 10 each.
Zlatorog-Parklji 86-66: Zlatorog made a 28-4 run in the second half, including 15 straight points, holding Parklji to 1-of-7 shooting and 7 turnovers over that span. Nejc Strnad scored 23 points, Luka Dimec had 13 points and 12 rebounds and Drazen Bubnic netted 11 points and grabbed 10 rebounds while Dalibor Djapa with 19 points was the only scorer in double figures for the losers.



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LEB Silver Round: 2 (Quarter-Finals) - by Eurobasket News
Navarra - Plasencia 69-67
Navarra managed to survive a scare by Plasencia as they won Game 2 narrowly 69-67. Adrian Garcia (201-F-85) scored 16 points for winners, while Jeffrey Parmer (203-F-85, college: Florida Atlantic) added double-double of 15 points and 10 rebounds. Roma Bas (192-G-83) and Inaki Sanz (190-G-84) were also good, as they finished the game with 13 and 12 points respectively. For visitors, Marko Sekulic (206-C-86) had 17 points while Anaterve Cruz (86) chipped in 10 points.

Andorra - Caja Rioja 66-68
In another thriller of a match Caja Rioja took a break from Andorra, tying the series with 66-68 win. Edward Santana (203-F-80) had a monster game with 21 points and 14 rebounds for Caja Rioja. David Mediano (184-G-81) and Chavis Holmes (193-G, college: VMI) contributed to the win with 16 points each. On the other side, Roger Fornas (202-F-82) had 22 points in loss, while Nestor Zamora (178-G-84) added 14 points off the bench.

Huesca - Alaior 89-84
Huesca managed to win Game 2 in their quarterfinals series against Alaior, but this time they had to work a little harder on their way to 89-84 win. Aiser Zengotitabengoa and Stevie Johnson were once again leading scorers for Huesca with 20 and 17 points. Oscar Herrero (182-G-87, agency: BrezoPro) and Jesus Aranda (193-F-77) also had a good night as they scored 14 and 13 points respectively. For Alaior, Charles Ramsdell (208-F/C-85, agency: Court Side, college: Tulsa) was good as usual as he poured in 20 points in loss.

Promobys - Huelva 94-71
Promobys did not allow another surprise by Huelva and they have tied the series to 1-1 after 94-71 win. Federico Bavosi (185-G-81) and Robert Johnson (203-F-81, college: Oregon) led the winners with 20 and 14 points respectively. Edward Cage (203-F/C-78, college: Bradley) was also good as he contributed to the win with 11 points. For visiting side, Wayne Nelson (193-F-81, college: Adelphi) and Ivan Matamalas (194-F-84) were the only players in double digits with 21 and 16 points


Stats Leaders - ACB
Points Per Game
 Jaycee CARROLL
  Gran Canaria
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 19.5
 1. Carroll, Gran Canaria19.5 
 2. Fitch, Fuenlabrada17.9 
 3. Vujanic, CB Murcia17.1 
 4. Tucker, DKV J.16.6 
 5. Splitter, Caja L.16.3 
 6. Vasiliadis, Xacob.16.0 
 7. Navarro, Regal B.15.1 
 8. Batista, Fuenlabr.14.3 
 9. Teletovic, Caja L.14.2 
 10. Savanovic, Cajasol14.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Esteban BATISTA
  Fuenlabrada
  (208-F/C-83)
  Avg: 8.6
 1. Batista, Fuenlabr.8.6 
 2. Prestes, CB Murcia7.3 
 3. Kirksay, Cajasol7.2 
 4. Hendrix, Granada7.0 
 5. Moss, CB Murcia6.9 
 6. Augustine, Gran C.6.9 
 7. Splitter, Caja L.6.8 
 8. Panko, Lagun A.6.7 
 9. Caner-Medley, Estudi.6.6 
 10. Jackson, Xacobeo BS6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Omar COOK
  Unicaja
  (186-G-82)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Cook, Unicaja5.9 
 2. Stanic, Xacobeo BS5.1 
 3. Huertas, Caja L.4.9 
 4. Valters, DKV J.4.6 
 5. Dumas, Valladolid4.2 
 6. Rubio, Regal Barca4.2 
 7. Norris, Gran C.4.1 
 8. Calloway, Cajasol4.0 
 9. Prigioni, MMC R.3.8 
 10. Oliver, Estudiantes3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Tariq KIRKSAY
  Cajasol
  (199-F-79)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Kirksay, Cajasol2.3 
 2. Prigioni, MMC R.2.2 
 3. Rubio, Regal Barca2.1 
 4. Van Lacke, Valladolid1.8 
 5. Rodriguez, Bizkai.1.6 
 6. Lewis, Manresa1.5 
 7. Triguero, Cajasol1.5 
 8. Vasiliadis, Xacob.1.5 
 9. Fisher, Gran C.1.4 
 10. Calloway, Cajasol1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Robert BATTLE
  Valladolid
  (204-C-81)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Battle, Valladolid1.5 
 2. Hendrix, Granada1.3 
 3. Vazquez, Regal B.1.3 
 4. Lavrinovic, MMC R.1.2 
 5. Aguilar, Granada1.2 
 6. Batista, Fuenlabr.1.1 
 7. Freeland, Unicaja1.0 
 8. Hervelle, Bizkai.1.0 
 9. Barnes, Valladolid1.0 
 10. Savane, Gran C.1.0 


Stats Leaders-LEB Silver
Points Per Game
 Courtney PIGRAM
  Andorra
  (185-G-85)
  Avg: 16.5
 1. Pigram, Andorra16.5 
 2. Johnson, Huesca16.2 
 3. Ferrer, Cajasur .15.9 
 4. Vereen, Rosalia15.8 
 5. Uriz, Santurtzi15.5 
 6. Thompson, ADT T.15.4 
 7. Zengotitaben., Hue.15.1 
 8. Barcelo, Plasencia14.9 
 9. Miller, Coruna14.8 
 10. Higgs, L''Hospitalet14.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ronald THOMPSON
  ADT Tarragona
  (208-F/C-81)
  Avg: 8.8
 1. Thompson, ADT T.8.8 
 2. Miller, Huelva8.5 
 3. Howard, Guadalaj.8.3 
 4. Santana, Caja Rioja7.9 
 5. Williams, Matchmind7.8 
 6. Ausina, Matchmind7.7 
 7. Johnson, Huesca7.7 
 8. Matali, Andorra7.3 
 9. Andrews, Huesca7.1 
 10. Wachsmann, Alcazar6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Federico CASTELLO
  ADT Tarragona
  (187-G-79)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Castello, ADT T.4.8 
 2. Busciglio, Caja Rioja4.8 
 3. Rufian, Huelva4.5 
 4. Gonzalez, Navarra3.9 
 5. Cardenas, Qalat C.3.8 
 6. Santamaria, ADT T.3.7 
 7. Rodriguez, Rosalia3.7 
 8. Canals, Alaior3.7 
 9. Alonso, Matchmind3.6 
 10. Comas, Prat J.3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Nathan MILLER
  Coruna
  (193-F-87)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Miller, Coruna2.4 
 2. Barcelo, Plasencia2.3 
 3. Gomez, Huelva2.3 
 4. Johnson, Huesca2.1 
 5. Suka-Umu, Cajasur .2.0 
 6. Ott, Caja Rioja2.0 
 7. Martinez, Huelva1.9 
 8. Bavosi, Promobys1.8 
 9. Pigram, Andorra1.8 
 10. Sastre Morro, Qalat C.1.7 
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. Andrews, Huesca1.0 
 6. Matali, Andorra0.9 
 7. Joseph, Rosalia0.9 
 8. Sastre Morro, Qalat C.0.8 
 9. Williams, Matchmind0.8 
 10. Sekulic, Plasencia0.8 


Standings - ACB
ACB Standings
 1. Regal Barca 29-3 
 2. Caja Laboral 26-6 
 3. MMC Real M. 25-7 
 4. Valencia BC 21-10 
 5. Cajasol 18-13 
 6. Unicaja 16-15 
 7. Estudiantes 16-15 
 8. Gran Canaria 15-15 
 9. Bizkaia Bilbao 14-16 
 10. Granada 14-17 
 11. DKV Joventut 14-17 
 12. Valladolid 12-19 
 13. Manresa 12-19 
 14. Fuenlabrada 12-19 
 15. Meridiano A. 12-19 
 16. Lagun Aro GBC 11-20 
 17. Xacobeo BS 8-23 
 18. CB Murcia 5-27 


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Joakim Kjellbom is the best player in Basketligan 2009-10 - by Eurobasket
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Eurobasket.com All-Swedish Basketligan Awards 2009-10:

Player of the Year: Joakim Kjellbom (213-C/F-79, college: N.Arizona) of Norrkoping
Guard of the Year: Brandon McKnight (188-G-83) of Plannja
Forward of the Year: Andrew Spagrud (203-F-85) of Sundsvall
Center of the Year: Joakim Kjellbom (213-C/F-79) of Norrkoping
Bosman Player of the Year: Liam Rush (202-F/G-82) of Gothia Basket
Import Player of the Year: Brandon McKnight (188-G-83) of Plannja
Domestic Player of the Year: Joakim Kjellbom (213-C/F-79) of Norrkoping
Defensive Player of the Year: Rhys Carter (190-G-84) of Gothia Basket
Coach of the Year: Kelly Grant of Norrkoping

1st Team
G: Brandon McKnight (188-83) of Plannja
G: George Gervin (189-76) of Norrkoping
F/G: Liam Rush (202-82) of Gothia Basket
F: Andrew Spagrud (203-85) of Sundsvall
C/F: Joakim Kjellbom (213-79) of Norrkoping

2nd Team
G: Jakob Sigurdarson (192-82) of Sundsvall
G: Andrew Mitchell (181-79) of Solna
F: Gordon Watt (198-86) of Uppsala
F: Issa Konare (202-80) of Jamtland
C: Michael Palm (208-79) of Boras

Honorable Mention
Rhys Carter (190-G-84) of Gothia Basket
Issa Konare (202-F-80) of Jamtland
Oladapo Ayuba (198-F-86) of Norrkoping
Joseph McNaull (208-C-72) of Norrkoping
Kenneth Grant (188-G-82) of Norrkoping
Johan Akesson (210-C-84) of Plannja
John Rosendahl (203-F/C-77) of Plannja
William Walker (201-F) of Sodertalje
Fredrik Jonzen (207-C/F-78) of Uppsala
Drazen Klaric (205-F-80) of Eco Orebro

All-Domestic Players Team
G: Kenneth Grant (188-82) of Norrkoping
G: Andrew Pleick (196-80) of Eco Orebro
F/C: John Rosendahl (203-77) of Plannja
C/F: Joakim Kjellbom (213-79) of Norrkoping
C: Michael Palm (208-79) of Boras

All-Imports Team
G: Brandon McKnight (188-83) of Plannja
G: George Gervin (189-76) of Norrkoping
F: Andrew Spagrud (203-85) of Sundsvall
F: Gordon Watt (198-86) of Uppsala
C: John Jonker (206-85) of Sundsvall

All-Bosmans Team
G: Jakob Sigurdarson (192-82) of Sundsvall
F/G: Liam Rush (202-82) of Gothia Basket
F: Drazen Klaric (205-80) of Eco Orebro
F: Oladapo Ayuba (198-86) of Norrkoping
C: Joseph McNaull (208-72) of Norrkoping



Norrkoping Dolphins win the title - by Eurobasket News
Playoff Finals, Game 4: Norrkoping Dolphins - Plannja Basket 97-83 (4-1)

Norrkoping Dolphins are the new Swedish Basketligan Champions after they have beaten Plannja 97-83 in Game 4. They have won the series 3-1 and most of the wins were comfortable. Hosts came out from the gate ready to play and have taken the game over from the opening tip-off. By the end of the first quarter they have already managed to build 29-22 lead. Tempo of the match slowed somehow, but it was still Norrkoping players who were in control. They routinely kept their lead and by the halftime break they were up 47-38. In the third quarter, Norrkoping went on another run which gave them their greatest lead of the match. Plannja players simply had no solution for hosts defense and they have entered final 10 minutes trailing 77-59. In the last quarter, Plannja tried to make one last attempt at comeback but they simply could not do it. Norrkoping routinely closed the match out for the final 14 point margin win and they started with big celebration.
Oladapo Ayuba (198-F-86, college: UMKC) with 28 points and George Gervin (189-G-76, college: Houston) with 25 led the winners to the title. They got help from Mikael Lindquist (193-G-83, agency: Court Side) and Kenneth Grant (188-G-82, college: Davidson) who who added 13 and 10 points respectively. On the other side, not even 21 points by Brandon McKnight (188-G-83, agency: Promotex, college: Purdue) or 20 by John Williamson (198-C-86, college: Cincinnati) could save visitors from loss. John Rosendahl (203-F/C-77, college: Wyoming) and Jim Enbom (195-F-76) also had a decent game as they scored 11 and 10 points in loss.

Norrkoping: Oladapo Ayuba 28, George Gervin 25, Mikael Lindquistt 13, Kenneth Grant 10, Fred Drains 9, Joakim Kjellbom 8, Anton Saks 2, Joseph McNaull 2
Plannja: Brandon McKnight 21, John Williamson 20, John Rosendahl 11, Jim Enbom 10, Johan Akesson 8, Vesa Makalainen 4, Hakan Larsson 4, Gustav Nystrm 3, Christoffer Ryan 2


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Standings - SBL
SBL Standings
 1. Yulon Luxgen 20-13 
 2. Dacin Tigers 19-12 
 3. Taiwan Beer 19-13 
 4. Pure Youth 18-14 
 5. Taiwan Mobile 16-16 
 6. KKL 15-17 
 7. Bank of Taiwan 5-27 


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TB2L Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Albert FISHER
  Akcakoca P.
  (185-G-86)
  Avg: 26
 1. Fisher, Akcakoca P.26.0 
 2. Haciyeva, Pertevniyal21.9 
 3. Nelson, Akhisar Bld21.5 
 4. Ibekwe, Genc B.21.2 
 5. Garrison, Pamuk.21.1 
 6. Abi, ITU20.1 
 7. Mutaf, FMV I.18.8 
 8. Curtis, Beykoz18.7 
 9. Eiukwu, Usak18.5 
 10. Hairston, Duzce G.18.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Orhan HACIYEVA
  Darussafaka
  (201-C/F-89)
  Avg: 12.8
 1. Haciyeva, Pertevniyal12.8 
 2. Brown, Yesilyurt11.8 
 3. Egemonye, Optimum .11.1 
 4. Eiukwu, Usak10.8 
 5. Nelson, Akhisar Bld10.8 
 6. Curtis, Beykoz10.7 
 7. Gray, Gelisim10.7 
 8. Ibekwe, Genc B.10.6 
 9. Garrison, Pamuk.10.2 
 10. Gokay, Akcakoca P.9.5 
Assists Per Game
 Admir KAN
  Yesilyurt
  (185-G-83)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Kan, Yesilyurt5.7 
 2. Ogut, Genc Telekom5.6 
 3. Eris, Istanbul B.B.5.6 
 4. Sancar, ITU5.2 
 5. Gacemer, Gelisim5.0 
 6. Kavaklioglu, Hacett.4.6 
 7. Akyol, Olin Genclik4.4 
 8. Hot, Akcakoca P.4.3 
 9. Edge, Genc Banvit4.1 
 10. Senol, Final Genclik4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Orhan HACIYEVA
  Darussafaka
  (201-C/F-89)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Haciyeva, Pertevniyal2.9 
 2. Nelson, Akhisar Bld2.6 
 3. Yavuklu, Orman G.2.3 
 4. Ogut, Genc Telekom2.1 
 5. Fisher, Akcakoca P.2.0 
 6. Erdogan, Duzce G.2.0 
 7. Mutaf, FMV I.2.0 
 8. Celebioglu, Genc B.2.0 
 9. Kan, Yesilyurt1.9 
 10. Ozseven, TED I.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Callistus EZIUKWU
  Hermosillo
  (208-F/C-85)
  Avg: 3
 1. Eiukwu, Usak3.0 
 2. Garrison, Pamuk.2.4 
 3. Fobbs, Trabzonspor2.1 
 4. Ibekwe, Genc B.2.1 
 5. Taylor, Vestel1.9 
 6. Hairston, Duzce G.1.8 
 7. Egemonye, Optimum .1.8 
 8. Turkyilmaz, Genc B.1.4 
 9. Gokay, Akcakoca P.1.3 
 10. Mumcuogullar., Vestel1.2 


TB2L Round: 1 (Semi-Finals) - by Eurobasket News
Olin Genclik - Trabzonspor 58-62
Trabzonspor managed to make a break in their semifinals series against Olin Genclik. They took 1-0 lead in the series thanks to the narrow 58-62 away win. Now they hold the home court advantage heading into the Game 2. Harold Jamison (204-C-76, college: Clemson) and Ilker Turel (189-G-83, agency: EM-PA) were the only players to reach double figures for winners as they scored 14 and 10 points respectively. Other players to contribute were Firat Aydemir (187-G-80) who added 9 points, as well as Kerem Oztopark who chipped in 8 points. On the other side, Omer Unver (204-F-81) poured in 21 points for Olin Genclik. However he did not receive much help from his teammates as the next best scorer were Barkin Cinar (193-G-83) and Engin Algin (202-C-75) who scored 8 points apiece.

Hacettepe Un. - Selcuk Univ. 65-56
Hacettepe started the semifinals series against Selcuk with a 65-56 home win. Now they hold 1-0 lead in the series and will be going to Game 2 with confidence. Hosts shot the ball from behind the arc pretty well as they have hit 12 out of 33 attempts and that was one of the reasons they secured a win. Ali Kavaklioglu (186-G-86) and Sercan Ergin (83) led the winning side with 12 points apiece. Kemal Sems Tunceri (189-G-74) followed with an 8 point effort. On the other side, Selcuk got 12 points from Ibrahim Ozturk (193-F-78). Only other player to reach double digits for them was Antonio Meeking (203-F-81, college: Louisiana Tech) who scored 10 points on the night.



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Stats Leaders - BBL
Points Per Game
 Mike COOK
  Sheffield S.
  (193-G/F-84)
  Avg: 26.9
 1. Cook, Sheffield S.26.9 
 2. Bratton, Worthing.24.7 
 3. Patton, Sheffiel.20.4 
 4. Valencia, Plymouth R.20.1 
 5. Yanders, Scottish.20.1 
 6. Wierzbicki, Leices.20.0 
 7. Moore, Everton T.19.7 
 8. Middleton, Worceste.19.6 
 9. Johnson, Leiceste.19.4 
 10. Harrison, MK Lions19.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jason JOHNSON
  Leicester R.
  (201-F-86)
  Avg: 10.9
 1. Johnson, Leiceste.10.9 
 2. Toney, Sheffield S.9.8 
 3. Janusauskas, London C.9.8 
 4. Rodrigo, Essex P.9.2 
 5. Rowe, Plymouth R.8.6 
 6. Richard, Worthing.8.5 
 7. Gariba, London C.8.0 
 8. Young, Cheshire J.8.0 
 9. Disy, Worcester W.7.7 
 10. Valencia, Plymouth R.7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Anthony MARTIN
  Plymouth R.
  (186-G-80)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Martin, Plymouth.7.3 
 2. Sapp, Scottish R.7.1 
 3. Moore, Everton T.5.8 
 4. Patton, Sheffiel.5.1 
 5. Drakeford, Guildfor.5.1 
 6. Yanders, Scottish.4.8 
 7. Jivens, London C.4.6 
 8. Peterson, Cheshire.4.6 
 9. Middleton, Worceste.4.5 
 10. Westbrooks, Leices.4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Roderick MIDDLETON
  Worcester W.
  (186-G/F-82)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Middleton, Worceste.2.7 
 2. Moore, Everton T.2.5 
 3. Normantas, Worceste.2.3 
 4. Gariba, London C.2.2 
 5. Sapp, Scottish R.2.2 
 6. Peterson, Cheshire.2.2 
 7. Babalola, Evert.2.1 
 8. O''Reilly, Cheshire.2.0 
 9. Young, Cheshire J.2.0 
 10. Lasker, Plymouth.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Kadiri RICHARD
  Worthing T.
  (203-F-80)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Richard, Worthing.2.3 
 2. Johnson, Leiceste.1.8 
 3. Toney, Sheffield S.1.2 
 4. Gorman, Sheffiel.1.0 
 5. Young, Cheshire J.0.9 
 6. Copeland, Scottish.0.9 
 7. Janusauskas, London C.0.8 
 8. Flournoy, Newcastl.0.8 
 9. Konarg, London C.0.8 
 10. Rodrigo, Essex P.0.8 


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Standings - Metropolitan League
Metropolitan Standings
 1. Capurro 4-1 
 2. Verdirrojo 3-1 
 3. Waston 3-1 
 4. Capitol 3-2 
 5. Larranaga 3-2 
 6. Larre Borges 3-2 
 7. Nacional 2-2 
 8. Tabare 2-3 
 9. Yale 2-3 
 10. Olivol Mundial 1-3 
 11. Marne 1-4 
 12. 25 de Agosto 1-4 


Coleman leads Capurro - by Hector Lopez
Lorenzo Coleman (216-C-75, college: Tennessee Tech) scored 24 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and put 6 blocks leading Capurro to beat Capitol 79-71 to become the only leader for the Metro league after 5 rounds.
For Capitol Claudio Bascou (189-G-89) scored 20 points and Brad Kanis (218-C-84, college: Grand Canyon) 16 with 12rebounds and 4 blocks. The results and main players were:
Marne 97 - Cedric McGowan (198-F-85, agency: Court Side, college: Cincinnati) 27 points 8 rebounds
Tabare 84 - Ryan Blankson (201-F-80, college: Loyola (IL)) 31 points 16 rebounds 1 block
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Larranaga 90 - Elgrace Wilborn (203-F-83, agency: Liman Sports, college: W.Kentucky) 20 points 18 rebounds 5 blocks
Larre Borges 79 - Roberto Amaro (197-F-69) 21 points 9 rebounds
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Yale 86 - Tarrie Monroe (202-F-77, agency: R.H.Consultancy, college: Lewis) 16 points 11 rebounds 4 assists
25 de Agosto 71 - Marcus King-Stockton (206-F-85, college: Colorado) 18 points 14 rebounds
- - -
The games Verdirrojo-Olivol Mundial and Nacional-Waston were postponed.


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  VENEZUELA   


LPB 2010 - Week 11 (Apr. 28th): Cocodrilos and Gaiteros win on the road, Guaiqueries and Panteras stand at home - by Francisco Vega
Barquisimeto, Venezuela.- Cocodrilos de Caracas completed a very surprising sweep as visitors against the current LPB champions, Marinos de Anzoategui, while assuring first place of the LPB 2010 regular season standings and home advantage in the playoffs, while Gaiteros del Zulia also won on the road against Guaros de Lara. Meanwhile, both Guaiqueries de Margarita and Panteras de Miranda achieved home wins over Gigantes de Guayana and Toros de Aragua.

Cocodrilos de Caracas 97 - Marinos de Anzoategui 94
Luis Ramos Arena - Puerto La Cruz, Anzoategui

Quarter by quarter
MAR: 31-24-18-21= 94
COC: 20-30-17-30= 97

Scorers
MAR: Donta Smith (201-G-83) 28 points and 7 rebounds, Jaime Lloreda (201-F/C-80) 19 points, Diego Guevara (184-G-77) 14 points, Ron Howard (196-G/F-82) 11 points
COC: Carl Elliott (193-G-83) 32 points, Luis Bethelmy (200-C-86) 20 points, Leandro Garcia Morales (186-G-80) 19 points, Jack Michael Martinez (203-F/C-81) 13 points, Jesus Centeno (190-G-85) 11 points


Guaiqueries de Margarita 107 - Gigantes de Guayana 101
Ciudad de La Asuncion Arena - La Asuncion, Nueva Esparta

Quarter by quarter
GUAI: 38-17-26-26= 107
GIG: 23-23-26-29= 101

Scorers
GUAI: Christopher Jackson (208-C-81) 23 points and 8 rebounds, Carlos Cedeno (193-G/F-85) 19 points and 9 assists, Evan Brock (204-F-84) 13 points and 6 rebounds, Cesar Silva (187-G/F-81) 12 points, Tulio Cobos (196-F-86) 11 points and 7 rebounds, Kelvin Pena (193-G-81) 9 points, Derwin Ramirez (191-F-82) 8 points, Francisco Sanabria (190-G-77) 7 points, Rene Farias (188-G-86) 4 points, Edgar Arteaga (198-F-76) 1 point, Douglas Chiquito (193-G-86) 0 points, Jackson Zapata (198-F-85) 0 points
GIG: Clarence Matthews (201-F-83) 32 points and 6 rebounds, Victor David Diaz (195-F-68) 25 points, Omar Quintero (183-G-81) 12 points and 7 assists, Marlon Patino (204-F/C-80) 9 points and 7 rebounds, Douglas Rodriguez (185-G-79) 9 points, Jorge Diaz (195-F-77) 8 points, Daniel Macuare (190-F-84) 4 points, Jorge Leon (186-G-79) 2 points, Antonio Sucre (193-F-83) 0 points, Lenin Lopez (198-F-91) 0 points, Elvis Baez (189-G-89) 0 points, Ruben Contreras (196-F-87) 0 points


Gaiteros del Zulia 95 - Guaros de Lara 88
Domo Bolivariano - Barquisimeto, Lara

Quarter by quarter
GUA: 27-15-21-25= 88
GAI: 24-24-27-20= 95

Scorers
GUA: Cheyne Gadson (192-G-80) 24 points, Torraye Braggs (203-F/C-76) 16 points and 8 rebounds, Heissler Guillent (186-G-86) 16 points, Kervis Ramirez (190-G-78) 11 points, Heberth Bayona (210-C-78) 7 points and 8 rebounds and 3 blocks, Jose Martinez (196-F-82) 6 points, Askia Jones (196-G-71) 5 points, Leonardo Berroteran (192-F/G-81) 3 points, Pablo Machado (207-C-77) 0 points, Carlos Morris (194-G-76) 0 points, Erick Herrera (184-F-81) 0 points
GAI: Ruben Nembhard (191-G-72) 26 points, Jason Edwin (197-G/F-81) 17 points, Francisco Centeno (201-G/F-85) 16 points, Norman Nolan (202-F/C-76) 14 points, Kervin Bracho (204-F/C-78) 9 points, Enielsen Guevara (204-F/C-82) 8 points, Jose Juan Bravo (200-C-80) 4 points, Pedro Cubillan (187-G-82) 1 point, TomJim Colina (186-G-77) 0 points, Johan Pinero (183-G-76) 0 points


Panteras de Miranda 94 - Toros de Aragua 91
Jose Joaquin Carrillo Arena - Caracas, D.C.

Quarter by quarter
PAN: 25-18-23-28= 94
TOR: 19-21-23-28= 91

Scorers
PAN: Kimani Ffriend (211-C-77) 27 points and 14 rebounds, Elvis Burguillos (194-G/F-82) 16 points, Kojo Mensah (185-G-85) 11 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists, Michael Flores (192-G-85) 11 points and 6 rebounds, Eduardo Torres (195-F-81) 9 points, Marcus Elliott (191-G-84) 8 points, Roque Osorio (206-C-76) 7 points and 6 rebounds, Darwin Jaramillo (192-F-86) 5 points, Richard Mejias (187-G-78) 0 points, Deivis Ananguren (192-F-85) 0 points, Julio Rausseo (200-F/C-77) 0 points, Rosmel Blanco (205-C-76) 0 points
TOR: Ryan Forehan-Kelly (197-F/G-80) 26 points, Jamahr Warren (194-G/F-79) 23 points, Jesus Urbina (201-F-84) 12 points, David Cedeno (190-G-83) 8 points, Ernesto Mijares (190-G-76) 5 points, Jhon Romero (199-F-85) 4 points and 6 rebounds, Peter Kvietek (203-C-77) 4 points and 7 rebounds, Amber Marin (208-C-81) 4 points, Ernest Brown (213-C-79) 3 points, Jose Silvera (183-G-92) 2 points, Elvis Montero (193-G-78) 0 points, Roberto Basanta (192-F-82) 0 points


LPB 2010 - Week 11 (Apr. 30th): Guaiqueries ends Cocodrilos's 10-game winning streak - by Francisco Vega
Barquisimeto, Venezuela.- Guaiqueries de Margarita defeated Cocodrilos de Caracas as hosts and ended a 10-game winning streak that have them well ahead in first place, while they increased their chances of ending the regular season at third place and beginning the playoffs with home field advantage.

Guaiqueries de Margarita 92 - Cocodrilos de Caracas 88
Ciudad de La Asuncion Arena - La Asuncion, Nueva Esparta

Quarter by quarter
GUAI: 21-29-23-19= 92
COC: 22-16-18-32= 88

Scorers
GUAI: Kelvin Pena (193-G-81) 33 points, Christopher Jackson (208-C-81) 17 points and 10 rebounds, Evan Brock (204-F-84) 12 points and 9 rebounds, Carlos Cedeno (193-G/F-85) 8 points and 6 assists, Francisco Sanabria (190-G-77) 8 points, Cesar Silva (187-G/F-81) 5 points, Tulio Cobos (196-F-86) 4 points, Derwin Ramirez (191-F-82) 3 points, Edgar Arteaga (198-F-76) 2 points, Rene Farias (188-G-86) 0 points, Jackson Zapata (198-F-85) 0 points, Douglas Chiquito (193-G-86) 0 points
COC: Luis
Bethelmy 18 points and 7 rebounds, Leandro Garcia Morales (186-G-80) 15 points, Jack Michael Martinez (203-F/C-81) 14 points and 8 rebounds, Juan Herrera (197-F-81) 13 points, Carl Elliott (193-G-83) 10 points, Jesus Centeno (190-G-85) 8 points, Keving Palacios (203-F/C-84) 5 points, Kenji Urdaneta (188-G-85) 3 points, Windy Graterol (204-C-86) 2 points, Derson Santos (197-F-84) 0 points, Henry Paez (184-G-70) 0 points


LPB 2010 - News: Guaros parts ways with coach Guillermo Vecchio and assistant Tomas Morris - by Francisco Vega
Barquisimeto, Venezuela.- Guaros de Lara's general management and Argentinean head coach Guillermo Vecchio held a private meeting at Domo Bolivariano after the match in which Gaiteros del Zulia defeated Guaros 95-88 and decided to part ways and end Vecchio's affiliation with the team, as well as that of assistant coach Tomas Morris, while physical trainer Diego Yacobi and assistant coach Marcelo Aiellos, assistant coach of Manuel Alfonso in LEB's Guardianes de Lara, will return to their country with Vecchio.

Vecchio led Guaros to a 15-16 record and after beginning the season with a 6-2 record started suffering with several injuries. He was 8-7 at home and 7-9 on the road. He was the second Argentinean ever to coach Guaros, a franchise founded in 2003 and whose previous Argentinean head coach was Nestor Garcia .

The team decided to put Carlos Gil as interim head coach and plan to put Manuel Alfonso, current head coach of Guardianes de Lara in Liga Especial, as his assistant coach. Gil has won 466 games and has been coaching for more than 20 years. He was born in Barquisimeto and has coached 933 matches. He's second in the all-time list of coaches in the Wins stat, only behind Francisco 'Paco' Diez .

The team's president, Carlos Garcia, has expressed interest in negotiating with Puerto Rican Rafael Torres, who worked for the team during its preseason in 2009 as assistant coach of then head coach Tony Ruiz. However, Torres is currently working in his homeland for Indios de Mayaguez. The team's new physical trainer, replacing Diego Yacobi , will be Venezuelan Moises Zambrano. In a non related move, Armando Becker was named General Manager substituting Luis Jimenez, who had come in to replace Armando Rodriguez .



LPB 2010 - Week 11 (Apr. 29th): Guaros win first game with Gil, Toros surprise Panteras - by Francisco Vega
Barquisimeto, Venezuela.- Guaros de Lara won its first match with interim head coach Carlos Gil and saved a series split at home against Gaiteros del Zulia to improve their chances of making it to the playoffs, while Toros de Aragua did them a favor by surprising Panteras de Miranda as visitors and earning an unexpected series split. However, Guaros's victory eliminates Toros from the fight for a spot in next round..

Guaros de Lara 81 - Gaiteros del Zulia 70
Domo Bolivariano - Barquisimeto, Lara

Quarter by quarter
GUA: 14-15-26-26= 81
GAI: 21-21-13-15= 70

Scorers
GUA: Cheyne Gadson (192-G-80) 21 points, Pablo Machado (207-C-77) 17 points and 10 rebounds, Heissler Guillent (186-G-86) 13 points and 8 assists, Kervis Ramirez (190-G-78) 13 points, Carlos Morris (194-G-76) 7 points, Heberth Bayona (210-C-78) 4 points and 9 rebounds, Jose Martinez (196-F-82) 3 points, Leonardo Berroteran (192-F/G-81) 2 points, Torraye Braggs (203-F/C-76) 1 point and 6 rebounds, Askia Jones (196-G-71) 0 points, Sonys Reyes (181-G-86) 0 points, Erick Herrera (184-F-81) 0 points
GAI: Ruben Nembhard (191-G-72) 27 points, Enielsen Guevara (204-F/C-82) 11 points and 7 rebounds, Johan Pinero (183-G-76) 8 points, Norman Nolan (202-F/C-76) 8 points, Jason Edwin (197-G/F-81) 5 points and 6 rebounds, Pedro Cubillan (187-G-82) 5 points, Kervin Bracho (204-F/C-78) 2 points, Jose Juan Bravo (200-C-80) 2 points, TomJim Colina (186-G-77) 2 points, Francisco Centeno (201-G/F-85) 0 points


Toros de Aragua 93 - Panteras de Miranda 82
Jose Joaquin Carrillo Arena - Caracas, D.C.

Quarter by quarter
PAN: 30-23-15-14= 82
TOR: 19-20-33-21= 93

Scorers
PAN: Marcus Elliott (191-G-84) 15 points, Kimani Ffriend (211-C-77) 14 points and 7 rebounds, Kojo Mensah (185-G-85) 14 points, 6 assists and 5 steals, Michael Flores (192-G-85) 14 points, Eduardo Torres (195-F-81) 11 points, Elvis Burguillos (194-G/F-82) 5 points and 8 rebounds, Roque Osorio (206-C-76) 4 points and 6 rebounds, Rosmel Blanco (205-C-76) 3 points, Darwin Jaramillo (192-F-86) 2 points, Richard Mejias (187-G-78) 0 points, Deivis Ananguren (192-F-85) 0 points, Julio Rausseo (200-F/C-77) 0 points
TOR: Jesus Urbina (201-F-84) 26 points and 6 rebounds, Ryan Forehan-Kelly (197-F/G-80) 20 points, Jamahr Warren (194-G/F-79) 18 points, Jhon Romero (199-F-85) 10 points and 6 rebounds, Peter Kvietek (203-C-77) 6 points, Ernest Brown (213-C-79) 4 points and 6 rebounds, Ernesto Mijares (190-G-76) 3 points, David Cedeno (190-G-83) 2 points, Jose Silvera (183-G-92) 2 points, Amber Marin (208-C-81) 1 points, Elvis Montero (193-G-78) 1 point, Roberto Basanta (192-F-82) 0 points


Standings - LPB
LPB Standings
1. Cocodrilos 27-7
2. Marinos 23-9
3. Guaiqueries 19-13
4. Gaiteros 17-14
5. Guaros 17-16
6. Panteras 17-17
7. Trotamundos 15-17
8. Toros 11-22
9. Bucaneros 9-22
10. Gigantes 7-25




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Women News

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  BELGIUM - Women  


Sint Kateline wins the title - by Eurobasket News
Playoff Finals, Game 2: Sint Kateline - BBC Boom 61-44

Sint Kateline Waver has managed to pull somewhat of an upset as they have beaten favorized Waregem to claim the title. Sint Kateline swept the series in 2 straight games after they managed to defend home court with 61-44 win.
Games started off with both teams highly nervous which was seen through numerous mistakes. After a low scoring first quarter it was the visiting side who held narrow 11-12 lead. Than in the second quarter, hosts increased defensive pressure. BBC Boom had no solution for their defensive pressure thus allowing hosts to go on several runs. As result Sint Kateline players limited visiting side to only 8 points in the period. So the score at the halftime stood at 33-20. After the break, defenses went down and both teams returned to exchanging baskets. It was good for the hosts as they were keeping their 13 point lead. In the final 10 minutes, Waregem players instead of trying to make a comeback seemed to have given up. Sint Kateline won the final period 16-10 and that was enough for the final score of 61-44 and celebrations could begin. Melissa Dennett (188-F-83, college: Colorado St.) led the champions with 20 points on the night. She was followed by Sofie Hendrickx (186-F/C-86) and Sara Leemans (178-G/F-88), who chipped in 13 and 10 points respectively. For BBC Boom, Verny van Driel had 18 points, while Eveline Decroos (184-F-84) added 12 points.

Sint Kateline: Melissa Dennett 20, Sofie Hendrickx 13, Sara Leemans 10
BBC Boom: Verny van Driel 18, Eveline Decroos 12


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  FINLAND - Women  


Vapamaa to Catz - by Esko Saarinen
Catz (Lappeenranta) this season's champion has made a contract with Henna Vapamaa (Team S-Hameenmaa, Orimattila). The contyract is for two years. Vapamaa is 180 cm and had played 43 youngsters international. She is only 19 years old. This season Vapamaa played 27 matches in TSH and made ave 9,0 points and took 4,2 rebounds. She follows now team-mate Vilja Kesanen, who move to Catz from TSH last week. In Catz there plays also Vilma Kesanen, who is sister to Vilja. And because Orimattila has left only one player in the team, they will finish the playing in the highest level.

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  FRANCE - Women  


LFB Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Lindsay TAYLOR
  Nantes
  (203-C-81)
  Avg: 16.1
 1. Taylor, Nantes16.1 
 2. Williams, Mondeville15.3 
 3. Yacoubou-D., Tarbes15.3 
 4. Houston, Tarbes15.3 
 5. Akonga Nsimb., Arr.15.0 
 6. Stansbury, Aix-en-P.14.8 
 7. Gomis, Villeneuve14.4 
 8. Page, Aix-en-Prov.14.3 
 9. Sy, Nantes14.0 
 10. Krawczyk, Lattes M.13.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Agathe NNINDJEM
  Toulouse
  (192-C-80)
  Avg: 9.7
 1. Nnindjem, Toulouse9.7 
 2. Bonnan, Mondeville8.5 
 3. Neaves, Calais8.5 
 4. Sy, Nantes8.5 
 5. Stansbury, Aix-en-P.8.4 
 6. Davis, Limoges8.0 
 7. Humphrey, Calais7.9 
 8. Ivancevic, Aix-en-P.7.9 
 9. Yacoubou-D., Tarbes7.9 
 10. Comfort, Villeneuve7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Kathleen MACLEOD
  Nantes
  (167-G-86)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Macleod, Nantes6.4 
 2. Aubert, Mondeville5.6 
 3. Mitchell, Arras5.5 
 4. Lepron, Tarbes5.1 
 5. Johnson, Mondeville4.7 
 6. Tanqueray, Villeneuve4.6 
 7. Spatharou, Limoges4.2 
 8. Cousseins, Calais3.8 
 9. Manic, Bourges3.7 
 10. Hermouet, Toulouse3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Virginie BREMONT
  Armentieres
  (178-G-89)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Bremont, Armentie.2.5 
 2. Aubert, Mondeville2.4 
 3. Gomis, Arras2.4 
 4. Michel, Arras2.4 
 5. Parham, Landes2.3 
 6. Hermouet, Toulouse2.1 
 7. Mitchell, Arras2.0 
 8. Konate, Landes1.9 
 9. Skrela, Lattes M.1.9 
 10. Whittington, Lattes M.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Julie Anne PAGE
  Aix-en-Prov.
  (188-F/C-83)
  Avg: 0.7
 1. Page, Aix-en-Prov.0.7 
 2. Metcalf, Toulouse0.7 
 3. Nnindjem, Toulouse0.7 
 4. Gueye, Limoges0.6 
 5. Tayeau, Limoges0.6 
 6. Fikiel, Toulouse0.6 
 7. Cousseins, Calais0.6 
 8. Stansbury, Aix-en-P.0.6 
 9. N''Diaye, Arras0.6 
 10. Putnina, Mondeville0.5 


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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. Paunovic, Freiburg17.0 
 5. Bender, Halle17.0 
 6. Hayes, Wasserburg16.8 
 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
 Romy BAR
  Saarlouis
  (189-F-87)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Bar, Saarlouis3.6 
 2. Dluzyk, Donau-Ries3.4 
 3. Guzman, Halle3.0 
 4. Pop, Wasserburg2.8 
 5. Mersch, Oberhausen2.8 
 6. O''Rourke, Herner2.7 
 7. Davidson, Marburg2.7 
 8. Greunke, Rhein MB2.6 
 9. Hightower, Herner2.6 
 10. Sanders, Leipzig2.5 
Steals Per Game
 Carmen GUZMAN
  Halle
  (175-G-85)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Guzman, Leipzig3.6 
 2. Sanders, Leipzig3.5 
 3. Bar, Saarlouis2.9 
 4. Tracey, Freiburg2.9 
 5. Richter, Wasse.2.6 
 6. Austmann, Oberh.2.4 
 7. Hayes, Freiburg2.3 
 8. Guzman, Halle2.3 
 9. O''Rourke, Herner2.2 
 10. Bingham, Saarlouis2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Annika DANCKERT
  Donau-Ries
  (182-F-81)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Danckert, Donau.1.2 
 2. Bar, Saarlouis1.2 
 3. Triggs, Marburg1.0 
 4. Tracey, Freiburg1.0 
 5. Bingham, Saarlouis0.9 
 6. Diaz, Leipzig0.9 
 7. Damm, Halle0.9 
 8. Almind, Oberhausen0.8 
 9. Glaser, Opladen0.8 
 10. Smith, Saarlouis0.8 


DBBL Round: 3 (Finals) - by Eurobasket News
Saarlouis - Wasserburg 86-61
Saarlouis stayed on the track in the quest for the DBBL title as they coasted past Wasserburg in Game 3. Janina Wellers (180-F-88) fired 20 points to lead the hosts. Candyce Bingham (185-F-86, agency: LBM Management, college: Louisville) and Petra Manakova (192-F/C-82, college: Oakland) scored 15 points apiece in the victory. Ashley Hayes (178-G/F-87, college: Murray St.) and Dorothea Richter (176-G-83) netted 11 points each for Wasserburg.



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  NIGERIA - Women  


Adeola OlanreWaju named the best Center in Ukraine - by Eurobasket News
Adeola OlanreWaju (192-C-82, college: Xavier) named the best Center in Ukraine as her Dynamo took silver medals of the league. Dynamo-NPU finished the season with 28-4 record on the second place and lost the Final game of the Play-offs.
Dnipro clinched the first UPBL title in their history. They shot down Dynamo-NPU in the championship game. Olexandra Gorbunova scored 20 points to lead Dnipro to the historic success. She was named the MVP of the season after the game. Dnipro also avenged of the previous season loss in the title clash.
Dynamo-NPU looked better in the starting stanza. They cleared off to an 8-point distance at the first break. But Dnipro turned things around in the second period. Led by Olexandra Gorbunova and Kimberly Williams the hosts managed to cut the deficit to just two points at the interval. Dnipro continued to pressure Dynamo. They outscored the visitors 25:17 in the third quarter to accumulate a 6-point buffer heading into the fourth term. Dynamo-NPU won the fourth term but never seriously threatened the margin and had to surrender at the end.
Kimberly Williams scored 18 points and grabbed 6 rebounds for the winners. Alina Iagupova delivered 14 points for Dnipro. Davineia Payne responded with 20 points for Dynamo. Taisiia Bovykina netted 13 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in the loss, whie Adeola OlanreWaju collected 10 points and 8 rebounds.


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  POLAND - Women  


Polish National Team goes for a tour to USA - by Eurobasket
Polish National Team coach Dariusz Maciejewski announced a list of 12 players, which will participate in the U.S. tour, playing games against WNBA teams.
The players called for the NT:
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Agata Gajda
Gajda
Paulina Pawlak
Pawlak
Justyna Jeziorna
Jeziorna
Agnieszka Skobel
Skobel
Katarzyna Krezel
Krezel
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Agata Gajda 175-G-80 Energa Torun Poland
Katarzyna Dzwigalska 174-G-85 Gorzow Poland
Paulina Pawlak 170-G-84 Wisla Can-Pak Poland
Justyna Jeziorna 173-G-81 CCC Polkowice Poland
Agnieszka Skobel 180-F-89 Inea AZS P. Poland
Katarzyna Krezel 184-G/F-85 Utex Row Poland
Daria Mieloszynska 188-F-83 CCC Polkowice Poland
Justyna Zurowska 188-C-85 Gorzow Poland
Agnieszka Kaczmarczyk 188-F/C-89 Gorzow Poland
Joanna Walich 183-F/C-81 Super-Pol Poland
Magdalena Leciejewska 191-C-86 Lotos Gdynia Poland
Izabela Piekarska 196-C/F-85 Gorzow Poland

Dariusz Maciejewski Head Coach Gorzow Poland


Tour schedule:
7.05.2010 Connecticut Sun
9.05.2010 New York Liberty
11.05.2010 Washington Mystics


Magdalena Leciejewska wins POY award for 2009-10 season - by Eurobasket
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Magdalena Leciejewska
Leciejewska
Samantha Richards
Richards
Ashley Shields
Shields
Alicia Gladden
Gladden
Amisha Carter
Carter
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Eurobasket.com All-Polish PLKK Awards 2009-10:

Player of the Year: Magdalena Leciejewska (191-C-86) of Lotos Gdynia
Guard of the Year: Samantha Richards (167-G-83) of Gorzow
Forward of the Year: Alicia Gladden (180-F-85) of Energa Torun
Center of the Year: Magdalena Leciejewska of Lotos Gdynia
Bosman Player of the Year: Ivana Matovic (197-C-83) of Lotos Gdynia
Import Player of the Year: Amisha Carter (188-F/C-82) of CCC Polkowice
Domestic Player of the Year: Magdalena Leciejewska of Lotos Gdynia
Defensive Player of the Year: Brittany Denson (191-C-87) of Odra Brzeg
Coach of the Year: Jose Ignacio Hernandez of Wisla Can-Pak

1st Team
G: Samantha Richards (167-83) of Gorzow
G: Ashley Shields (178-85) of B.Prusz.Lider
F: Alicia Gladden (180-85) of Energa Torun
F/C: Amisha Carter (188-82) of CCC Polkowice
C: Magdalena Leciejewska (191-86) of Lotos Gdynia

2nd Team
G: Erin Phillips (173-85) of Lotos Gdynia
C/F: Lori Crisman (186-82) of Artego Bydg.
C: Ewelina Kobryn (193-82) of Wisla Can-Pak
C: Charity Egenti (191-85) of Energa Torun
C: Ivana Matovic (197-83) of Lotos Gdynia

Honorable Mention
Justyna Zurowska (188-C-85) of Gorzow
Brittany Denson (191-C-87) of Odra Brzeg
Nikita Bell (183-G/F-83) of Utex Row
Liudmila Sapova (185-F-84) of Gorzow
Tanisha Wright (180-G-83) of Lotos Gdynia
Janell Burse (197-C-79) of Wisla Can-Pak
Tracy Gahan (188-F-80) of Super-Pol
Melanie Thomas (175-G-85) of Artego Bydg.
Agnieszka Skobel (180-F-89) of Inea AZS P.

All-Domestic Players Team
G: Paulina Pawlak (170-84) of Wisla Can-Pak
G: Monika Krawiec (172-84) of Energa Torun
F/C: Joanna Walich (183-81) of Super-Pol
C: Ewelina Kobryn (193-82) of Wisla Can-Pak
C: Magdalena Leciejewska (191-86) of Lotos Gdynia

All-Imports Team
G: Samantha Richards (167-83) of Gorzow
G: Ashley Shields (178-85) of B.Prusz.Lider
F: Alicia Gladden (180-85) of Energa Torun
F/C: Amisha Carter (188-82) of CCC Polkowice
C: Charity Egenti (191-85) of Energa Torun

All-Bosmans Team
G: Yuliya Dureika (180-86) of Gorzow
F: Marta Fernandez (178-81) of Wisla Can-Pak
F: Liudmila Sapova (185-84) of Gorzow
F: Sidney Spencer (191-85) of Gorzow
C: Ivana Matovic (197-83) of Lotos Gdynia



Lotos Gdynia clinch 11th PLKK title! - by Eurobasket News
Lotos Gdynia - Gorzow 60-58
Lotos clinched the eleventh PLKK title. They overcame Gorzow in the fourth game of the series in Gdynia to celebrate the championship title. Lotos had to withstand a strong fourth quarter comeback rally from the visitors to ensure the positive outcome at the end. Erin Phillips (173-G-85) provided 17 points, 6 boards and 2 assists to lead Lotos. Tanisha Wright (180-G-83, agency: LBM Management, college: Penn St.) finished with 10 points, 6 assists and 5 boards, while Magdalena Leciejewska (191-C-86) knocked down 10 points for the champions. Samantha Richards (167-G-83) shone for Gorzow with 30 points and 5 boards. Justyna Zurowska (188-C-85) produced 9 points and 8 rebounds in defeat.



Stats Leaders - PLKK
Points Per Game
 Maurita REID
  MUKS Poznan
  (173-G-85)
  Avg: 21.6
 1. Reid, MUKS P.21.6 
 2. Shields, B.Prusz..20.5 
 3. Thomas, Artego B.19.8 
 4. Crisman, Artego B.15.0 
 5. Krezel, Utex Row15.0 
 6. Egenti, Energa T.15.0 
 7. Skobel, Inea A.14.8 
 8. Gladden, Energa T.14.7 
 9. Castro, Wisla C.14.3 
 10. Ross, Inea A.14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Lori CRISMAN
  Artego Bydg.
  (186-C/F-82)
  Avg: 10.6
 1. Crisman, Artego B.10.6 
 2. Ukoh, Inea A.10.4 
 3. Carter, CCC P.10.1 
 4. Denson, Odra Brzeg9.5 
 5. Oha, LKS Siemens9.4 
 6. Bell, Utex Row8.9 
 7. Gahan, B.Prusz..8.3 
 8. Leciejewska, Lotos G.7.9 
 9. Payne, Artego Bydg.7.8 
 10. Jankowska, LKS S.7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Liron COHEN
  Wisla Can-Pak
  (173-G-82)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Cohen, Wisla C.5.5 
 2. Boddie, Utex Row5.3 
 3. Richards, Gorzow5.0 
 4. Pawlak, Lotos G.4.6 
 5. Reid, MUKS P.4.6 
 6. Wright, Lotos G.4.5 
 7. Gajda, Energa Torun4.0 
 8. Bobbitt, CCC P.3.6 
 9. Bortelova, CCC P.3.5 
 10. Phillips, Lotos G.3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Maurita REID
  MUKS Poznan
  (173-G-85)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Reid, MUKS P.4.5 
 2. Sepulveda, Odra B.3.2 
 3. Shields, B.Prusz..3.2 
 4. Skobel, Inea A.3.0 
 5. Ross, Inea A.2.8 
 6. Crisman, Artego B.2.7 
 7. Malaszewska, Odra B.2.7 
 8. Denson, Odra Brzeg2.7 
 9. Bond, B.Prusz.Lider2.6 
 10. Makowska, LKS S.2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Marita PAYNE
  Artego Bydg.
  (196-C-81)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Payne, Artego Bydg.2.6 
 2. Majewska, Wisla C.1.8 
 3. Denson, Odra Brzeg1.7 
 4. Oha, LKS Siemens1.5 
 5. Vargas-S., MUKS P.1.5 
 6. Burse, Wisla C.1.2 
 7. Walich, Super-Pol1.2 
 8. Williams, MUKS P.1.1 
 9. Carter, CCC P.1.0 
 10. Jankowska, LKS S.1.0 


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TBBL Round: 1 (Semi-Finals) - by Eurobasket News
Mersin - Galatasaray 63-74
Galatasaray has also taken a 1-0 lead in their semifinals series against Mersin. They managed to surprise their hosts and will now be hoping to close the series on their home court. After a closely contested matchup, Galatasary players prevailed 63-74. Sophia Young (186-F-83, college: Baylor) shinned for winning side with 25 points on the night. She got support from Tamika Catchings (186-F-79, college: Tennessee) and Yelena Leuchanka who added 13 and 11 points respectively. On the other side, Mersin was led by Barbara Turner (183-G/F-84, college: Connecticut) who scored 15 points. Erlana Larkins was the only other player to reach double digits with 14 points.

Fenerbahce - Botas 89-70
Fenerbahce had no troubles in their Semifinals series against Botas as they opened it with a 89-70 win. Fener players now hold 1-0 lead and are looking comfortable on their way to the Finals. Game 2 of the series is scheduled for May 2nd and Fener will be hoping to wrap the series up. Nevriye Yilmaz (195-C-80) had a monster game for winning side with 24 points and 10 points, while Tamara Sutton-Brown (193-C-78, college: Rutgers) chipped in 20 points. Penelope Taylor and Esmeral Tunculer were also good as they finished the game with 14 and 10 points respectively. Botas got 19 points from Courtney Paris (193-C-87, college: Oklahoma) as well as 15 points from Epiphanny Prince (175-G, college: Rutgers). Durdane Gumusay and Chasity Melvin followed with 13 points each.



Stats Leaders - Women
Points Per Game
 Michelle CAMPBELL
  Ceyhan Bld
  (188-F-84)
  Avg: 21.4
 1. Campbell, Ceyhan Bld21.4 
 2. Prince, Botas19.7 
 3. Frazee, Cankaya19.2 
 4. Pringle, TED K.18.7 
 5. Paris, Botas18.2 
 6. Sales, Besiktas17.9 
 7. Santos, Besiktas17.4 
 8. Taylor, Fenerbahce17.0 
 9. Hodges, Istanbul.16.8 
 10. Ervin, Ceyhan Bld16.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Courtney PARIS
  Botas
  (193-C-87)
  Avg: 12.5
 1. Paris, Botas12.5 
 2. Ervin, Ceyhan Bld12.4 
 3. Pringle, TED K.11.8 
 4. Frazee, Cankaya11.7 
 5. Black, Tarsus Bld10.3 
 6. Sevinc, Kocaeli10.1 
 7. Dacic, Besiktas9.7 
 8. Larkins, Mersin9.2 
 9. Campbell, Ceyhan Bld8.9 
 10. Penn, Istanbul.8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Sharnee ZOLL
  Botas
  (170-G-86)
  Avg: 6
 1. Zoll, Botas6.0 
 2. Johnson, TED K.4.3 
 3. January, Tarsus Bld4.1 
 4. Vardarli, Fener.4.1 
 5. Brooks, Cankaya3.9 
 6. Unuvar, Cankaya3.9 
 7. Catchings, Galatasa.3.9 
 8. Hodges, Istanbul.3.9 
 9. McBride, TED K.3.9 
 10. Zellous, Besiktas3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Epiphanny PRINCE
  Botas
  (175-G-)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Prince, Botas2.8 
 2. Chaney, Samsun2.6 
 3. Catchings, Galatasa.2.6 
 4. January, Tarsus Bld2.4 
 5. Penn, Istanbul.2.3 
 6. Gant, Istanbul.2.3 
 7. Smith, Ceyhan Bld2.2 
 8. Pringle, TED K.2.2 
 9. Brooks, Cankaya2.0 
 10. Larkins, Mersin2.0 
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. Alyoshkina, Samsun1.0 
 5. Sutton-Brown, Fenerb.1.0 
 6. Ervin, Ceyhan Bld0.9 
 7. Smith, TED Kayseri0.8 
 8. Paris, Botas0.8 
 9. Zellous, Besiktas0.7 
 10. Catchings, Galatasa.0.7