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  ARAB CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS   


ARAB CHAMPIONS LEAGUES GROUPS AND SCHEDULE - by Maarouf Mawloud

ARAB CHAMPIONS LEAGUES GROUPS AND SCHEDULE: MAY 5-16 2010 ( Iskandaria - Egypt)

GROUP A : Etoile du Sahel (TUNIS)-Al Ahli (OMAN)-Ittihad de Tanger (MOROCCO)-Al Ansar (KSA)
GROUP B:
Al Nasr Benghazi (LIBYA)-Al Tilal Aden (YEMEN)-Al Ittihad Alexandria (EGYPT)-Al Muharraq (BAHRAIN)
GROUP C:
Ibdaa Dheisheh (PHALESTINE)-Al Moutahed Tripoli (LEBANON)-ASU Sports Club (JORDAN)-An Nahl Sharjah (UAE)
GROUP D:
Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut (LEBANON)-Al Kuwait SC (Kuwait)-Al Gharrafah (QATAR)-Al Maktabah (SUDAN)

First Round schedule :

Day 1 : (Wednesday 05/05/10)
1- ASU Sports Club (Jordan) V/S Ibdaa Dheisheh (Palestine) at 14:00
2- Al Moutahed Tripoli (Lebanon) V/S An Nahl Sharjah (UAE) at 16:00
3- Al Ittihad Alexandria (Egypt) V/S Al Nasr Benghazi (Libya) at 18:00
4- Al Tilal Aden (yemen) V/S Al Muharraq (Bahrain) at 20:00

Day 2 : (Thursday 06/05/10)

5- Ittihad de Tanger (Morocco) V/S Al Ahli (Oman) at 14:00
6- Al Kuwait SC (Kuwait) V/S Al Gharrafah (Qatar) at 16:00
7- Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut (Lebanon) V/S Al Maktabah (Sudan) at 18:00
8- Al Ansar (KSA) V/S Etoile du Sahel (Tunis) at 20:00

Day 3 : (Friday 07/05/10)


9- Al Muharraq (Bahrain) V/S Al Nasr Benghazi (Libya) at 14:00
10- Ibdaa Dheisheh (Palestine) V/S Al Moutahed Tripoli (Lebanon) at 16:00
11- Al Tilal Aden (yemin) V/S Al Ittihad Alexandria (Egypt) at 18:00
12- ASU Sports Club (Jordan) V/S An Nahl Sharjah (UAE) at 20:00

Day 4 : (Saturday 08/05/10)

13- Al Maktaba (Sudan) V/S Al Kuwait SC (Kuwait) at 14:00
14- Etoile du Sahel (Tunis) V/S Ittihad de Tanger (Morroco) at 16:00
15- Al Gharrafah (Qatar) V/S Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut (Lebanon) at 18:00
16- Al Ahli (Oman) V/S Al Ansar (KSA) at 20:00

Day 5 : (Sunday 09/05/10)

17- An Nahl Sharjah (UAE) V/S Ibdaa Dheisheh (Palestine) at 14:00
18- Al Moutahed Tripoli (Lebanon) V/S ASU Sports Club (Jordan) at 16:00
19- Al Ittihad Alexandria (Egypt) V/S Al Muharraq (Bahrain) at 18:00
20- Al Nasr Benghazi (Libya) V/S Al Tilal Aden (Yemin) at 20:00

Day 6 : (Monday 10/05/10)

21- Al Ahli (Oman) V/S Etoile du Sahel (Tunis) at 14:00
22- Al Gharrafah (Qatar) V/S Al Maktabah (Sudan) at 16:00
23- Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut (Lebanon) V/S Al Kuwait SC (Kuwait) at 18:00
24- Al Ansar (KSA) V/S Ittihad de Tanger (Morroco) at 20:00


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  ARGENTINA   


TNA: Argentino- el nacional suspended - by Facundo Iatzky
The fifth game of the semifinals of TNA between argentino junin and el nacional monte hermoso that had to be played tonight was suspended due to agressions to the team of le nacional. Accord to what one of the managers said, when El nacional went to Argentino club to train on saturday night, a group of fans of Argentino threw a bomb of uproar that injured to the bus-driver, an assistant coach and a policeman. After that El nacional decided to leave Junin city and now ADC will decide how it ends. It is quite probably that the game will be played in Buenos Aires, but without attendance.

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  AUSTRALIA   


Standings - ABA
ABA Standings
Big V
 1. Diamond V.E. 6-1 
 2. Ringwood H. 5-0 
 3. Waverley F. 5-2 
 4. Hume City 2-3 
 5. Sherbrooke S. 2-3 
 6. Bulleen B. 2-4 
 7. Melbourne 2-5 
 8. Eltham W. 1-6 
Central ABL
 1. Forestville E. 5-1 
 2. N.Adelaide R. 5-1 
 3. Sturt S. 5-1 
 4. W.Adelaide B. 5-2 
 5. Norwood F. 4-2 
 6. Eastern M. 2-4 
 7. South.Tigers 2-4 
 8. C.District L. 1-5 
 9. S.Adelaide P. 1-5 
 10. Woodville W. 1-6 
QBL
 1. Brisbane C. 1-0 
 2. Bundaberg B. 1-0 
 3. Ipswich F. 1-0 
 4. Mackay M. 1-0 
 5. Northside W. 1-0 
 6. SW Metro P. 1-0 
 7. Townsville H. 1-0 
 8. Rockhampton 0-0 
 9. Caboolture S. 0-1 
 10. Cairns M. 0-1 
 11. Gladstone P. 0-1 
 12. Gold Coast G. 0-1 
 13. Maroochydore 0-1 
 14. Toowoomba 0-2 
SEABL-East
 1. Kilsyth C. 7-2 
 2. Brisbane S. 5-3 
 3. Bendigo B. 4-3 
 4. Ballarat M. 4-5 
 5. Knox R. 3-3 
 6. Dandenong 3-7 
 7. Canberra G. 2-4 
 8. AIS 1-2 
SEABL-South
 1. Geelong S. 8-3 
 2. Hobart C. 7-3 
 3. NW Tasmania 6-4 
 4. Sandringham S. 5-2 
 5. Nunawading S. 5-6 
 6. Albury W.B. 3-6 
 7. Mt Gambier 2-7 
 8. Frankston B. 1-7 
WARATAH
 1. Sydney C. 6-0 
 2. Newcastle H. 5-1 
 3. Manly Warr. 4-1 
 4. Parramatta W. 4-1 
 5. Norths Bears 3-2 
 6. Bankstown B. 3-3 
 7. Hornsby S. 2-4 
 8. Hills H. 1-3 
 9. Maitland M. 0-3 
 10. Canberra N. 0-5 
 11. Sutherland S. 0-5 


Standings - SBL
SBL Standings
 1. Willetton T. 9-3 
 2. Geraldton B. 8-3 
 3. Goldfield G. 8-3 
 4. Lakeside L. 7-3 
 5. Perth R. 7-4 
 6. East Perth E. 6-5 
 7. Stirling S. 6-5 
 8. Wanneroo W. 6-5 
 9. Cockburn C. 5-6 
 10. Perry Lakes H. 4-6 
 11. Rockingham F. 4-6 
 12. Kalamunda E.S. 4-8 
 13. Mandurah M. 3-8 
 14. SW Slammers 0-12 


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  AUSTRIA   


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Kevin HOUSTON
  Arkadia
  (193-G/F-76)
  Avg: 20.9
 1. Houston, Arkadia20.9 
 2. Mayes, Gmunden20.2 
 3. Penigar, Furstenf.19.9 
 4. Francois, Gussing19.4 
 5. Parker, Oberwart18.9 
 6. Roderick, Arkadia18.6 
 7. Mahalbasic, Worth.18.4 
 8. Paez, Oberwart18.1 
 9. Nelson, Kapfenberg17.1 
 10. Nagler, Klostern.16.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jason JOHNSON
  Oberwart
  (202-F/C-77)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Johnson, Oberwart8.7 
 2. Mahalbasic, Worth.8.6 
 3. Houston, Arkadia8.2 
 4. McCandies, Worth.7.8 
 5. Conley, Wels7.8 
 6. Penigar, Furstenf.7.7 
 7. Forrestal, UBSC G.7.6 
 8. Heard, Gussing7.5 
 9. Moric, Klostern.6.7 
 10. Oppland, Gmunden6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Anthony SHAVIES
  Furstenfeld
  (191-G-83)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Shavies, Furstenf.6.4 
 2. Parker, Oberwart6.4 
 3. Boylan, Gmunden5.4 
 4. Danek, Arkadia5.1 
 5. Schreiner, St.Po.5.0 
 6. Lanegger, UBSC G.4.8 
 7. Woschank, Kapfe.4.4 
 8. Zeleznik, UBSC G.4.1 
 9. O''Neal, Vienna3.7 
 10. Richards, Gussing3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin PAYTON
  Vienna
  (196-G-86)
  Avg: 2
 1. Payton, Vienna2.0 
 2. Boylan, Gmunden2.0 
 3. Schreiner, St.Po.1.9 
 4. Roderick, Arkadia1.9 
 5. O''Neal, Vienna1.9 
 6. Shavies, Furstenf.1.9 
 7. Zeleznik, UBSC G.1.8 
 8. Richards, Gussing1.7 
 9. Jandl, St.Polten1.6 
 10. Moore, Wels1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Shelton COLWELL
  Furstenfeld
  (202-F-80)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Colwell, Furstenfeld1.5 
 2. Heard, Gussing1.1 
 3. Anderson, Vienna1.0 
 4. Mahalbasic, Worth.0.7 
 5. Kohlmaier, St.Polten0.7 
 6. Levy, Oberwart0.7 
 7. Roderick, Arkadia0.7 
 8. Bralovic, Arkadia0.7 
 9. Youngblood, Furstenf.0.6 
 10. Francois, Gussing0.6 


A Bundesliga Round: 1 (Semi-Finals) - by Eurobasket News
Furstenfeld - Arkadia 100-79
Furstenfeld and Gmunden had fairly easy jobs in their respected semifinals series as they both recorded large margin victories. Furstenfeld squared off against Arkadia and have comfortably won the match 100-79. They now hold 1-0 lead in the series and will be heading to Game 2 with confidence. Five players finished in double digits for winning side with Desmond Penigar (201-F-81, college: Utah St.) (9 rebs) and Shelton Colwell (202-F-80, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Missouri St.) leading the way with 31 and 21 points on the night. They got support from Jasmon Youngblood (195-G-84, agency: Strategic Sports, college: Kent St.) who followed with 16 points, as well as Nathaniel Linhart (201-F-86, college: Akron) and Anthony Shavies (191-G-83, agency: Court Side, college: Missouri St.) who chipped in 14 and 10 points. For Arkadia, Kevin Houston (193-G/F-76, agency: Interperformances, college: St.Bonaventure) had 24 points while Terrence Roderick (198-G-88, agency: Interperformances, college: UAB) followed with double-double of 19 points and 11 rebounds. Vilmantas Dilys (208-F-87, agency: Interperformances) and Milan Bralovic (211-C-82, agency: Interperformances) were also good with 12 and 11 points respectively. Game 2 of the series will be played on May 5th.

Gmunden - Kapfenberg 61-36
On the other side of the semifinals bracket, Gmunden took 1-0 lead in their series against Kapfenberg. They took control form the very start and played great defense on their way to 61-36 rout. Deteri Mayes (189-G-74, agency: Court Side, college: Murray St.) led evenly matched winning side with 13 points on the night. Only other player to reach double digits was Ian Boylan (197-G/F-83, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management, college: Cal.St. Northridge) with 10 points. On the other side, Kapfenberg was led by Kevin Nelson (192-G-84, agency: Strategic Sports, college: Park) who had 12 points. Game 2 is scheduled for May 6th and Gmunden is heading into that one with great psychological advantage.



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  BOSNIA   


Playoff Semifinals: Siroki takes the lead against Capljina, Bosna ASA BHT on the brink of elimination - by Eurobasket News
Siroki Eronet has taken 1-0 lead in the semifinals series against Capljina, winning the game 78-57. Siroki now hopes to close this series out when the teams meet for Game 2. From the first quarter it was evident that Capljina is in for a long night as Siroki has already built 21-12 lead. They continued to dominate the match never allowing Cpaljina to return to the game and have deservedly celebrated 21 point margin win. Sime Spralja (206-F/C-83) led the way for Siroki with 18 points on the night. Chester Mason (192-G-81, agency: N.E.T., college: Miami (OH)) and Sinisa Stemberger (195-G-79) added 11 apiece, while Frano Colak (205-C-77, agency: Court Side) finished the match with 10 points. For Capljina, Marko Jagodic Kuridza (204-C-87) and Ivan Bakovic (197-G-81) stood out with 18 and 16 points respectively.
Igokea made a huge step towards the finals after they have taken 1-0 lead in their series against Bosna ASA BHT. They made a break at Bosnas court winning the match 73-85. Now they only need to use the home court to record another win and they will be in the finals. From the start of the game Igokea took control and have found themselves up 31-50 by the halftime. Not much changed after the break as Igokea had this game wrapped by the end of the third period when they were up huge 47-75. All the hosts could do for rest of the game was to cut the deficit for final score of 73-85. Jamar Butler (185-G-85, agency: 540 Sports, college: Ohio St.) led the way for winning side with 16 points, while Marko Djerasimovic (200-F/G-84) and Milos Komatina (205-C-84) added 13 and 11 points respectively. For Bosna, Suad Sehovic (197-G/F-87) had 13 points, while Bozo Durasovic (200-F-87) and Feliks Kojadinovic (197-G-79, agency: World Sport Agency) chipped in 11 points apiece.
Second games are scheduled for April 4/5.


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  BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS   


Parillon advances to BBL final - by David Edole
Glasgow Rocks - Yanders 28, Copeland 13, Davis 10
Sheffield Sharks - Cook 20, Toney 13, Gorman 12

The Glasgow Rocks have reached the BBL Championship Playoff final after defeating the Sheffield Sharks 75-64 on Sunday, to complete a 165-157 aggregate win after turning round a first leg deficit. By knocking out the side that finished second in the league, they have completed an unlikely playoff final line-up as they will meet the Everton Tigers, who beat league champions the Newcastle Eagles, at the National Indoor Arena on Saturday 8 May.

The Rocks are perennial post-season performers, as they won the BBL Championship Playoffs in 2002/03 and have been losing finalists in both 2005/06 and 2006/07.

Much of the damage was done by former Shark Rob Yanders, who inspired the Rocks with 28 points, including four three-pointers; he also had 5 steals as the Sharks turned the ball over 21 times in the game. The Sharks also shot just 7% (1/15) from beyond the three-point line, with Mike Cooks 20 points leading their scoring.

After what had been a tight game throughout, with the Sharks leading by three from the first leg, the Rocks overcame foul trouble in a strong fourth quarter to secure the win. They entered the fourth with a 52-49 edge and still led by three at 58-55 with 6.37 remaining. From there, an 8-0 burst was capped by consecutive triples from Yanders and Gareth Murray and, after Cook snapped that run, Sterling Davis connected from long range to spark a decisive 7-0 burst, in which Jessie Sapp scored the remaining points, to see the Rocks up 72-60 with 1.06 remaining. In that spell, Cooks basket was the only one that the Sharks scored in five and a half minutes. From there, the celebrations began as the Rocks werent threatened again.

Previously, the teams could barely be separated in the early exchanges: Perry Lawson tried to set the tone for the Sharks with an and-one play within the opening twenty seconds, before the teams were tied at 5 and 8. Steve Parillon (196-F-78, college: Henderson St.) triple sparked six straight points for the hosts and when Sapp hit another it was 16-12 with three minutes remaining in the first. Gorman and Yanders exchanged three-point plays before Toney and Cook scored consecutive baskets within the final 30 seconds of the period to see the teams tied once more at 19.

The second stanza started in similar fashion with the teams knotted at 21, 23 and 25, but midway through the Rocks stormed in front with the decisive first half run. Another triple from Yanders sparked an 11-0 surge, in which he scored 7 points, as the Sharks were held scoreless for almost five minutes. They looked to have got back on track with Mike Tucks triple, only for Parillon to respond in kind with the final score of the half as the hosts led 40-31.

The Sharks recovered immediately after the break with the first six points as it took the Rocks three minutes to notch a score Copeland snapped the run to make the score 42-37. But the visitors built on that momentum and, within the final three minutes of the third, posted a 6-1 run to get within one at 47-46. Yanders was there again with a triple to halt the run and Sterling Davis made a buzzer-beating basket to see the Rocks retain a 52-49 edge heading into the decisive period. Nevertheless, by the end of the period things were looking ominous for the Rocks with Sapp, Copeland and Parillon all on four fouls. Murray and Copeland would foul out, but the Rocks saw the game through.



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  CROATIA   


Croatian A1 Round 10 - by Milord Nikolic
There were no big shockers in round 10. All favorites won their games, except Cedevita Zagreb. KK Zadar was able to bring little suprise as they won away in Podsuseda. After Cedevita Zagreb was leading 48-45 at halftime, KK Zadar was able to make a 10-0 run and they never looked back. Marko Car (188-G/F-85) with 28 and Rok Stipcevic (188-G-86) with 24 points led KK Zadar top scorers. Kovacevic and Marsh scored 16 points apiece for Cedevita Zagreb.

Other games:
Zabok 93-89 Trogir
Svjetlost 88-108 Cibona
Zagreb 82-68 Darda


A1 Round: 10 (Second Stage) - by Eurobasket News
Cedevita - Zadar 89-96
Zadar went to Cedevita and managed to steal one from them winning the contest 89-96. Marko Car (188-G/F-85) and Rok Stipcevic (188-G-86) led Zadar with 28 and 24 points respectively. Tomislav Ruzic (208-F/C-79) and Vladimir Boisa (209-F/C-81, agency: World Sport Agency) were also good as they chipped in 14 points apiece. For Cedevita, Ricardo Marsh and Hrvoje Kovacevic (191-G-86) had 16 points each, while Damjan Rudez (206-F-86) finished the game with 15 points.

Svjetlost - Cibona 88-108
Cibona had no troubles taking one from Svijetlost as they rolled over them 88-108. Bojan Bogdanovic (202-G/F-89) and Samo Udrih (195-G-79) led the rout with 29 and 20 points respectively. Jamont Gordon (193-G/F-87, college: Mississippi St.) added 18 points, while Leon Radosevic (208-C-90) contributed with 13. Svijetlost got 19 and 18 points from Fran Pilepic (193-G-89) and Matej Karlovic (200-F-89) while Jurica Spahija (203-F/C-83) finished the game with double-double of 16 points and 10 rebounds.

KK Zagreb CO - Darda 82-68
Zagreb also recorded home win as they have beaten Darda 82-68. Zagreb was led by Luka Zoric (211-C/F-84) whom scored 24 points (12 rebs), while Andrej Stimac (204-F/C-79) had 16 points and (also) grabbed 12 rebounds off the bench. For Darda, Danijel Katavic (201-G/F-83) and Ivan Krolo (217-C-83) had games worth mentioning after they have scored 21 and 16 points respectively.

Zabok - Trogir 93-89
Zabok was better then visiting Trogir as they won the game 93-89. Hosts got 20 points from Robert Lez as well as 16 from Danijel Krajacic (199-F-86). Igor Peklaric (200-F-79) and Vedran Nakic (184-G-89) came off the bench to chip in 13 points each. On the other side, Luka Drezga (196-G-87) exploded for 29 points, while Ante Delas (201-G/F-88) added 14.


A1 Standings
A1 Standings
Group A
 1. Zadar 10-0 
 2. Cedevita 8-2 
 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 


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. Car, Zadar18.2 
 6. Peric, Zadar18.0 
 7. Spahija, Svjetlost17.9 
 8. Stipcevic, Zadar17.2 
 9. Filipovic, Sibenik16.8 
 10. Drezga, Trogir15.8 
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. Vukicevic, Svjetlost6.8 
 9. Krolo, Darda6.8 
 10. Maric, Dubrava6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Luka PETKOVIC
  Siroki Eronet
  (190-G-88)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Petkovic, Sibenik6.1 
 2. Stipcevic, Zadar4.3 
 3. Bazdaric, Cedevita4.3 
 4. Tomeljak, Zabok4.0 
 5. Camagajevac, Darda3.8 
 6. Blajic, Trogir3.7 
 7. Norac, Svjetlost3.6 
 8. Gordon, Cibona3.6 
 9. Anderson, Cedevita3.6 
 10. Cosic, Svjetlost3.6 
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. Stipcevic, Zadar2.0 
 5. Sumic, KK Split2.0 
 6. Gordon, Cibona1.9 
 7. Katic, KK Split1.9 
 8. Kruslin, Dubrovnik1.8 
 9. Car, Zadar1.8 
 10. Cosic, Svjetlost1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Jere MACURA
  KK Split
  (205-F-80)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Macura, KK Split1.6 
 2. Zoric, KK.1.2 
 3. Vladovic, Sibenik1.2 
 4. Bilan, Sibenik1.1 
 5. Sobin, KK Split1.1 
 6. Petrovic, Cedevita1.0 
 7. Gordon, Cibona0.9 
 8. Peric, Zadar0.7 
 9. Krolo, Darda0.7 
 10. Bizaca, Trogir0.7 


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  CZECH REPUBLIC   


NBL Round: 3 (Quarter-Finals) - by Eurobasket News
BK Pardubice - BK Decin 78-71
Pardubice swept their quarterfinal series against Decin. Marcus Arnold (207-F/C-84, agency: Stanley International, college: Illinois) delivered 19 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Maurice Hampton (188-G-84, college: Austin Peay St.) added 12 points and 6 rebounds for Pardubice. Wiliam Hatcher (188-G-84, agency: Limelight Hoops, college: Miami (OH)) answered with 26 points for Decin.

BK Prostejov - USK Praha 89-70
Prostejov outgunned USK Praha to complete the sweep in the series. Eugene Lawrence (184-G-86, college: St.John's) stepped up with 21 points for the hosts. Petr Dokoupil (191-G-88) fired 16 points for the winning team. Lukas Kotas (194-F-84) answered with 16 points for USK Praha.

CEZ Nymburk - BC Kolin 87-68
Nymburk needed just three games to overcome Kolin. Michael Lenzly (189-G-81, college: Wofford) and Philip Ricci (202-F-80, college: Oregon St.) scored 15 points apiece to lead the defending champions to the decisive third win. Petr Benda (203-F/C-82, agency: Court Side) contributed 13 points for Nymburk. Brad Jones (186-G-85, agency: Stanley International, college: Wyoming) replied with 19 points, 7 assists and 4 boards for Kolin.

Novy Jicin - B&W Opava 76-61
Novy Jicin stormed past visiting Opava right into the semifinal stage. Juraj Gavlak (185-G-79) notched 18 points to lead the home side. David Steffel (211-F/C-85) added 15 points and 9 rebounds for Novy Jicin. Marek Stec and Viktor Cvek (201-C-89) answered with 12 points apiece in the loss.



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 Decin16.3 
 5. Stuchly, NH Ostrava15.8 
 6. Meno, Basketbo.15.4 
 7. Castleberry, Podeb.15.1 
 8. Hampton, BK Pardu.14.8 
 9. Sarovic, Novy Jicin14.5 
 10. Stec, B&W Opava14.3 
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. Kotas, USK Praha4.3 
 5. Lawrence, BK Prost.4.3 
 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. Mulligan, BK Decin1.8 
 7. Sirina, B&W Opava1.8 
 8. McKay, USK P.1.8 
 9. Muirhead, Novy Jicin1.7 
 10. Kremen, 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. Steffel, Novy Jicin0.9 
 10. Benda, CEZ Nymburk0.9 


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  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC   


CDP WINS THE TITLE!!! - by Ozell Wells
CDP, in a tremendous battle, that went into overtime in the sixth game of the Grand Final, won the championship, defeating CPN Pueblo Nuevo 103-97.

CDP, took their fifth title in the history of the Santiago League, after after they last won the title in 1999.

CPN Pueblo Nuevo got the first quarter 19-12, with a difference of 7, in a defensive struggle.

CDP won one in the second quarter 20-19, but ended up losing the first half 38 to 32.

The strong push was in the second half, where things really began to heat up in the 'Gran Arena del Cibao', when both groups ended steady from 60 -60, until the last 10 minutes of action.

60-60 to start the 4th quarter , ended the period with Jose Ramon Paulino, Odalis, stealing the ball with nine seconds remaining to level the action 87-87, forcing overtime.

Thereafter Paulino, next to Franklin Matos, team captain and scorer to exercise leadership, fouled out of the game and Adris Salisbery Dustin De Leon, and Matos Odalis forced the issue to give the hard fought victory to CDP, under the direction of Nelson-Nelsito-Urea.

The new champions of the Santiago Superior League dominated 16-10 in overtime and the new history of the Grand Final was written there.

Adris Deleon (180-G-84, college: E.Washington) in a day finished with 35 points, Dustin Salisbury (196-G-84, agency: Buck Andre, college: Temple) 25, Rod Benson (208-F/C-84, college: California) 14, Franklin 10 Odalis Paulino Matos 8, and proved very valuable, especially in the final period.

In CPN Pueblo Nuevo, Alejandro Flores (202-F-81, college: E.Oklahoma St. JC) 35, Victor Liz (188-C-88) 25, Luis Martinez (198-F-84, college: William Pater.) 17 and Puerto Rican, Angel de Jesus (179-G-78) 13.

WE WOULD LIKE TO CONGRATULATE CDP FOR THE ILLUSTRIOUS VICTORY NOT ONLY IN THE GAME, BUT ALSO IN THE TOURNAMENT OF BASKETBALL IN SANTIAGO! FELICIDADES y DIOS TE BENDIGA!
courtesy of ABSACA


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  EGYPT   


ARAB CHAMPIONS LEAGUES GROUPS AND SCHEDULE - by Maarouf Mawloud

ARAB CHAMPIONS LEAGUES GROUPS AND SCHEDULE: MAY 5-16 2010 ( Iskandaria - Egypt)

GROUP A : Etoile du Sahel (TUNIS)-Al Ahli (OMAN)-Ittihad de Tanger (MOROCCO)-Al Ansar (KSA)
GROUP B:
Al Nasr Benghazi (LIBYA)-Al Tilal Aden (YEMEN)-Al Ittihad Alexandria (EGYPT)-Al Muharraq (BAHRAIN)
GROUP C:
Ibdaa Dheisheh (PHALESTINE)-Al Moutahed Tripoli (LEBANON)-ASU Sports Club (JORDAN)-An Nahl Sharjah (UAE)
GROUP D:
Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut (LEBANON)-Al Kuwait SC (Kuwait)-Al Gharrafah (QATAR)-Al Maktabah (SUDAN)

First Round schedule :

Day 1 : (Wednesday 05/05/10)
1- ASU Sports Club (Jordan) V/S Ibdaa Dheisheh (Palestine) at 14:00
2- Al Moutahed Tripoli (Lebanon) V/S An Nahl Sharjah (UAE) at 16:00
3- Al Ittihad Alexandria (Egypt) V/S Al Nasr Benghazi (Libya) at 18:00
4- Al Tilal Aden (yemen) V/S Al Muharraq (Bahrain) at 20:00

Day 2 : (Thursday 06/05/10)

5- Ittihad de Tanger (Morocco) V/S Al Ahli (Oman) at 14:00
6- Al Kuwait SC (Kuwait) V/S Al Gharrafah (Qatar) at 16:00
7- Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut (Lebanon) V/S Al Maktabah (Sudan) at 18:00
8- Al Ansar (KSA) V/S Etoile du Sahel (Tunis) at 20:00

Day 3 : (Friday 07/05/10)


9- Al Muharraq (Bahrain) V/S Al Nasr Benghazi (Libya) at 14:00
10- Ibdaa Dheisheh (Palestine) V/S Al Moutahed Tripoli (Lebanon) at 16:00
11- Al Tilal Aden (yemin) V/S Al Ittihad Alexandria (Egypt) at 18:00
12- ASU Sports Club (Jordan) V/S An Nahl Sharjah (UAE) at 20:00

Day 4 : (Saturday 08/05/10)

13- Al Maktaba (Sudan) V/S Al Kuwait SC (Kuwait) at 14:00
14- Etoile du Sahel (Tunis) V/S Ittihad de Tanger (Morroco) at 16:00
15- Al Gharrafah (Qatar) V/S Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut (Lebanon) at 18:00
16- Al Ahli (Oman) V/S Al Ansar (KSA) at 20:00

Day 5 : (Sunday 09/05/10)

17- An Nahl Sharjah (UAE) V/S


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  EUROCHALLENGE   


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Anthony TUCKER
  Bnei Hasharon
  (198-F-85)
  Avg: 23.4
 1. Tucker, BC Donetsk23.4 
 2. Mitchell, Khimik21.3 
 3. Renfroe, VEF Riga20.2 
 4. Giannoulis, AEL19.5 
 5. Flores, Krasnie .18.8 
 6. Banks, Liege18.0 
 7. Mims, Roanne17.2 
 8. Hopkins, AP.16.8 
 9. Hopkins, Antwerp16.3 
 10. Chalmers, Enisey16.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jason CONLEY
  Wels
  (196-G-81)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Conley, Wels10.8 
 2. Burlacu, Ploiesti10.2 
 3. Ebong, M.Hainaut9.7 
 4. Blanchard, Khimik9.3 
 5. Simon, Strasbourg8.3 
 6. Tomic, KK.8.2 
 7. Thomas, Liege8.2 
 8. Beasley, Eiff.Tow.8.1 
 9. Nsonwu, Roanne8.1 
 10. Douthit, Krasnie .7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Alex RENFROE
  VEF Riga
  (190-G-86)
  Avg: 9.8
 1. Renfroe, VEF Riga9.8 
 2. Everett, Chalon7.4 
 3. Oliver, Eiff.Towers6.2 
 4. Mitchell, Khimik5.7 
 5. Bremer, Krasnie .5.5 
 6. Heurtel, Strasbourg5.5 
 7. Lukashov, BC Kyiv5.5 
 8. Cooper, Keravnos5.3 
 9. Covic, FMP4.8 
 10. Green, Scavolini PS4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Darrel MITCHELL
  Oostende
  (180-G-84)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Mitchell, Khimik2.7 
 2. Renfroe, VEF Riga2.7 
 3. Green, Scavolini PS2.6 
 4. Rodgers, EclipseJet2.5 
 5. Ermis, Banvit2.4 
 6. Kolchenko, Khimik2.3 
 7. Woodside, Gravelines2.3 
 8. Fields, Wels2.3 
 9. Lukashov, BC Kyiv2.2 
 10. Oliver, Eiff.Towers2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Scott MORRISON
  TU/Rock
  (212-C-86)
  Avg: 2
 1. Morrison, TU/Rock2.0 
 2. Gray, Chalon2.0 
 3. Kravtsov, BC Kyiv1.7 
 4. Owens, BC Donetsk1.7 
 5. Akpomedah, Grave.1.7 
 6. Darden, Strasbourg1.3 
 7. Talts, TU/Rock1.2 
 8. Cisse, AP.1.1 
 9. Musli, FMP1.1 
 10. Barber, Aalstar1.0 


Goettingen win EuroChallenge tournament - by Eurobasket News
3rd Place
Roanne - Scavolini PS 86-80
Roanne occupied the third overall position at the EuroChallenge. They held off Scavolini Spar Pesaro in the consolation final tonight. Dylan Page (204-F-82, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) scored 20 points to lead the effort for the French outfit. Roanne led early in the encounter but not for too long. Michael Hicks and Branko Cvetkovic (200-G/F-84, agency: Beo Basket) triggered a 10:0 run that put the Italian team up by 8 points 21:13. Scavolini maintained the advantage as they sealed the first quarter outcome at 27:20 lead. Scavolini ensured a 9-point advantage midway through the second quarter. Scavolini stayed ahead as they headed into the dressing room up by 9 points 52:43. Roanne struggled to deny the deficit in the third stanza. Scavolini still led by 9 points with just over 4 minutes to go in the frame. Tomassini stretched the gap to 10 points before the French team went on a comeback rally. Noel, Dylan Page and Dia organized a 12:0 run that put Roanne ahead by 2 points 67:65 with ten minutes remaining. Nick Lewis (207-F/C-83, agency: Elfus-Siegel Management (ESM), college: San Diego) and Dylan Page came up with back-to-back three-pointers early in the fourth quarter as Roanne accumulated a 76:69 advantage. Mouloukou Diabate (180-G-87) and Nick Lewis ensured an 8-point buffer for the French team with under three minutes remaining. Roanne did not look back in the remaining minutes and posted the win. Nick Lewis knocked down 16 points for Roanne. Mouloukou Diabate delivered 15 points and 8 assists for the winners. Michael Hicks came up with 27 points for Scavolini. Eric Williams (206-C-84, agency: Priority Sports, college: Wake Forest) and Branko Cvetkovic netted 11 points apiece in the losing case.

Final
Goettingen - Krasnie Krilya 83-75
Goettingen claimed the 2010 EuroChallenge title. The German team supported by the home fans defeated Krasnye Krylia for the crown. Christopher McNaughton (211-C-82, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Bucknell) accounted for 22 points and 5 rebounds to pace the hosts. Taylor Rochestie (185-G-85, college: Washington St.) set things rolling at the start of the game. Ernest Bremer (196-G-80, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: St.Bonaventure) responded from beyond the arc but Goettingen accounted for the next 6 points to take back the lead. The teams traded baskets throughout the reminder of the frame before Biggs capped it with a three-pointer drawing things level at 17. The lead changed hands for several times early in the second term. Ben Jacobson (188-G-83, college: N.Iowa) and Taylor Rochestie finally dropped 4 points in a row to ensure a 34:28 advantage for the home team at halftime. Boone and Oliver kept Goettingen in charge early in the third period. Christopher McNaughton and Ben Jacobson gave the German side a 48:39 lead with just over three minutes to go in the frame. Krasnye Krylia could not get any closer as Goettingen enjoyed a 57:45 lead at the final break. Christopher McNaughton and Ben Jacobson continued to deliver regularly as the hosts stayed in front. The lead reached a 15-point mark as Goettingen dominated in the final stanza. Krasnye Krylia managed to cut the deficit to 7 points but got no closer losing the championship clash. Ben Jacobson delivered 17 points for Goettingen. Taylor Rochestie added 14 points and 6 assists in the victory. Luis Flores (188-G-81, college: Manhattan) answered with 22 points for Krasnye Krylia. Valdas Vasylius (203-F-83, college: ODU) and Ernest Bremer had 11 points apiece in the loss.



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  FINLAND   


Stats Leaders - Korisliiga
Points Per Game
 Ricky HICKMAN
  Fastweb CM
  (190-G-85)
  Avg: 23.7
 1. Hickman, Namika Lahti23.7 
 2. Washington, KTP22.0 
 3. Young, KTP21.7 
 4. Rouse, Namika L.20.2 
 5. Wood, Karhu19.8 
 6. Hester, Pyrinto19.8 
 7. Trotter, ToPo19.7 
 8. Golson, Karhu19.4 
 9. Reid, Korihait19.0 
 10. Turner, LrNM.19.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jeremiah WOOD
  Karhu
  (200-F-85)
  Avg: 14
 1. Wood, Karhu14.0 
 2. Vinson, FoKoPo12.4 
 3. McDade, KTP12.2 
 4. Williams, Pyrinto10.8 
 5. Stamper, LrNM.10.6 
 6. Kaunisto, Kouvot10.3 
 7. Kotti, Honka10.1 
 8. Rouse, Namika L.9.9 
 9. Hamm, Salon Vilpas9.9 
 10. Smith, Karhu9.4 
Assists Per Game
 Jeremiah WOOD
  Karhu
  (200-F-85)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Wood, Karhu4.8 
 2. Hickman, Namika Lahti3.8 
 3. Trotter, ToPo3.8 
 4. Gibson, LrNM.3.7 
 5. Burgess, Salon Vilpas3.5 
 6. Scott, LrNM.3.4 
 7. Williams, Pyrinto3.3 
 8. Young, KTP3.2 
 9. Suonio, Namika Lahti3.2 
 10. Sarcevic, Korihait3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Matthew GIBSON
  LrNMKY
  (196-G-84)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Gibson, LrNM.3.1 
 2. Trotter, ToPo2.9 
 3. Hickman, Namika Lahti2.4 
 4. Scott, LrNM.2.3 
 5. Golson, Karhu2.2 
 6. Shiloh, Kouvot2.1 
 7. Wood, Karhu2.1 
 8. Turner, LrNM.2.0 
 9. Bradford, Kataja1.9 
 10. Stamper, LrNM.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Tyray PEARSON
  ToPo
  (201-F-80)
  Avg: 0.9
 1. Pearson, ToPo0.9 
 2. Clarkson, Kataja0.8 
 3. Hudson, Korihait0.7 
 4. Stamper, LrNM.0.7 
 5. Shiloh, Kouvot0.7 
 6. Washington, KTP0.7 
 7. Chones, Kataja0.7 
 8. Champion, FoKoPo0.6 
 9. Stewart, FoKoPo0.6 
 10. Hickman, Namika Lahti0.6 


KORISLIIGA: ToPo crushed Pyrinto - by Rauno Hurmalainen
Korisliiga, Finals, Game # 2: Torpan Pojat (Helsinki) crushed regular season winner Pyrinto (Tampere) tonight 106-88 (53-35). Quarters: 21-16, 32-19, 27-23, 26-30.
ToPo's lead was 27 pts at the largest. Hanno Mottola (209-F/C-76, college: Utah) played his season best and was game MVP with 33 pts (new personal record in Top League) and 11 rbs in 30 minutes. Mottola made all his 14 FTs and has now succeeded 48 times in a row on FTline. One more and ex-NBA-player will be alone the record holder. Pyrinto could not stop Mottola. Damon Williams (201-F-73, college: Colorado St.-Pueblo) was simply too small and Olli Ahvenniemi (207-C-83, college: Maine) too slow. ToPos team defense was working very well. Also Timo Heinonen (198-F-81) did a good job by leaving Williams in three pts during the first half. Practically this game was over in 20 minutes and ToPo had finally learned how to beat Pyrinto. Pyrinto had won all five contests vs ToPo this season, but the sixth try was more lucky for ToPo. Pyrinto got last Thursday 71/96 pts from team's three American players, but this time only 47/88 pts. Game # 3 on Tuesday, May 4, in Tampere. If ToPo will continue then like today, Pyrinto's chances to win would be tiny. In Helsinki ToPo's home court advantage seems to be now huge.

Torpan Pojat - Pyrinto 106-88 (53-35) (Hanno Mottola 33/11, Obie Trotter 22/7a, Timo Heinonen 18, Corey Smith 12/7s, Eero Lehtinen 9, Michael Pounds 5, Tyray Pearson 4, Mikael Sandberg 3. 1 - 92,0% (23/25), 2 - 53,2% (25/47), 3 - 42,3% (11/26). R: 30+12=42. TO: 14. - Kenny Lowe 26, Joni Harjula 24 (treys 6/8), Damon Williams 15/11, Olli Ahvenniemi 7, Antero Lehto 7, Chris Hester 6, Jesse Niemi 3. 1 - 60,6% (20/33), 2 - 44,2% (19/43), 3 - 40,0% (10/25). R: 25+16=41. TO: 18). Wins 1-1.



Korisliiga Round: 2 (Finals) - by Eurobasket News
ToPo - Pyrinto 106-88
ToPo fired past Pyrinto to draw things level in the Final series. Hanno Mottola (209-F/C-76, college: Utah) scored 33 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead the hosts. Timo Heinonen (198-F-81) accounted for 18 points in the winning effort. Kenneth Lowe (192-G-80, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Purdue) responded with 26 points for Pyrinto. Joni Harjula (189-G-83) added 24 points in the losing case.



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  FRANCE   


Roanne claim third position in EuroChallenge - by Eurobasket News
Roanne - Scavolini 86:80
Roanne occupied the third overall position at the EuroChallenge. They held off Scavolini Spar Pesaro in the consolation final tonight. Dylan Page (204-F-82, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) scored 20 points to lead the effort for the French outfit.
Roanne led early in the encounter but not for too long. Michael Hicks (193-G-76, college: Texas A&M - C.C.) and Branko Cvetkovic (200-G/F-84, agency: Beo Basket) triggered a 10:0 run that put the Italian team up by 8 points 21:13. Scavolini maintained the advantage as they sealed the first quarter outcome at 27:20 lead. Scavolini ensured a 9-point advantage midway through the second quarter. Scavolini stayed ahead as they headed into the dressing room up by 9 points 52:43. Roanne struggled to deny the deficit in the third stanza. Scavolini still led by 9 points with just over 4 minutes to go in the frame. Tomassini stretched the gap to 10 points before the French team went on a comeback rally. Noel, Dylan Page and Dia organized a 12:0 run that put Roanne ahead by 2 points 67:65 with ten minutes remaining. Nick Lewis (207-F/C-83, agency: Elfus-Siegel Management (ESM), college: San Diego) and Dylan Page came up with back-to-back three-pointers early in the fourth quarter as Roanne accumulated a 76:69 advantage. Mouloukou Diabate (180-G-87) and Nick Lewis ensured an 8-point buffer for the French team with under three minutes remaining. Roanne did not look back in the remaining minutes and posted the win.
Nick Lewis knocked down 16 points for Roanne. Mouloukou Diabate delivered 15 points and 8 assists for the winners. Michael Hicks came up with 27 points for Scavolini. Eric Williams (206-C-84, agency: Priority Sports, college: Wake Forest) and Branko Cvetkovic netted 11 points apiece in the losing case.

Roanne: Dylan Page 20, Nick Lewis 16, Mouloukou Diabate 15
Scavolini: Michael Hicks 27, Eric Williams 11, Branko Cvetkovic 11



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  GERMANY   


Roderick Trice claims German 1.Bundesliga weekly honour - by Eurobasket News
American Roderick Trice (191-F-84, agency: Rasmussen Services) had an amazing evening in the last round for ratiopharm Ulm and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 34.
The 26-year old forward had the game-high 20 points adding nine rebounds and five assists for ratiopharm his team's victory, helping them to edge out Walter Tigers (#12, 16-18) 80-79. The game was not the highest importance and did not have significant influence on the top of the standings. ratiopharm maintains the 13th position in German 1.Bundesliga. ratiopharm is rather weak team placed in lower part in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 13-21 record. Trice turned to be ratiopharm's top player in his first season with the team. Roderick Trice averages this season 12.8ppg and 6.3rpg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 33-year old American guard Malik Moore (192-G-77, agency: Prossin Sports Management) of Paderborn Baskets. Moore impressed basketball fans with 29 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists. Bad luck as Pad.Baskets lost that game 78-85 to slightly higher-ranked Phoenix Hagen (#16, 9-25). The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. Pad.Baskets keeps 18th position. 29 lost games is too many comparing to just five victories Pad.Baskets managed to get this year. Moore is a newcomer at Pad.Baskets and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become team's real leader.

The third best performed player last round was American T.J. Carter (191-G-85, agency: Pro One Sports) of Duesseldorf Giants (#17). Carter showcased his all-around game by recording 25 points, six rebounds and five assists in the last round. Despite Carter's great performance Duesseldorf lost 71-72 to the higher-ranked Goettingen (#3, 24-10). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. Duesseldorf can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 8-26 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Carter he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Carter has a very solid season. In 34 games in Germany he scored 9.4ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Chris Oliver (198-F-85) of Goettingen - 18 points and 13 rebounds
5. Louis Campbell (190-G-79) of Bremerhaven - 12 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists
6. John Turek (205-F/C-83) of Phoenix Hagen - 16 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Ronald DuPree (199-F/G-81) of Telekom B. - 25 points and 4 rebounds
8. Jasmin Perkovic (203-F-80) of EWE Baskets - 21 points and 10 rebounds
9. Predrag Suput (200-F-77) of Brose Baskets - 14 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Michael Jenkins (191-G-86) of Walter Tigers - 21 points and 2 rebounds


Michael Jenkins (Walter TIgers Tuebingen) Post Game Thoughts To 80-79 Loss To Ratiopharm Ulm - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber


Michael Jenkins (191-G-86, college: Winthrop) is a 22 year old 192 cm guard from Kinston, North Carolina. He played at Winthrop (NCAA) from 2004-2008. He didnt play as much his first two seasons, but got increased playing time in his junior and senior years. As a junior, he averaged 14.8ppg, 3.8rpg, 3.2apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 45.9%, 3PTConf-1 (41.5%), FT: 70.2% in 34 games. In his senior year, he played 34 games and averaged 13.9ppg, 4.1rpg, 2.5apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 41.6%, 3PTConf-6 (36.8%), FT: 71.3%: and finished his career as the 10th leading scorer in Winthrop history with 1,253 points. With Winthrop, he was the Big South Conf. Regular Season Champion in 2005, 2006 and 2007 and won the Big South Conf Tournament from 2005-2008. He was named to the Big South Conf. All-Tournament Team in 2007 and 2008. In his first professional season 2008-2009, he was drafted by the Albany Patrons of the CBA and in November 2008 signed with the Albany Patroons playing 3 games and averaging 6.7ppg, 2.0rpg, FGP: 47.4%, but left during the season and moved to BC Buducnost Podgorica (Bosnia-1A) in Feb 2009. Currently he is leading Tuebingen in scoring and had a chat with eurobasket after the lasts eason game against Ratiopharm ulm 80-79.

A tough 80-79 loss in Ulm. How intense was the atmosphere in the Kuhberg Halle? What wont you forget from the crowd interaction?


Man it was extremely intense in there! There wasn't one silent moment from one hour before the game until the end of the game.

Ratiopharm Ulm had the narrow 40-39 lead at halftime. What was separating these two teams at halftime besides one point?


Our inability to knock down our free throws was what was really separating them from us.

The ending minutes in the fourth quarter were very exciting. Why couldnt Tuebingen make a run in the fourth quarter?



We did make a run in the 4th quarter thats how we came back to take the lead from being down like 9 points.

Describe the winning shot by Robin Benzing? What happened on that play?



We played great defense on that possession but he was able to hit a 3 pointer of the glass with .4 seconds left. The point guard tried to penetrate but couldn't and ended up finding Benzing.

You then missed a last three point shot. Describe this play?


There was 0.4 seconds left and all I could do was launch a shot from 3 quarter court down and it hit off the rim. Was pretty close to going in. Almost like the guy from Partizan did against Cibona.

What was the biggest missing ingredient for Tuebingen on this day that was missing on the court?



Our free throw shooting really killed us this game.

You finished the last game with 21 points. How happy were you with your season?




I'm pretty happy with it. Of course I didn't finish as strong as I would have liked but overall I felt for my first full season in Europe I did pretty well.

How do you see the Bamberg-Bonn series? Who will win. Bonn lost two key players to injury Bryce Taylor and Patrick Flomo.




I think Bamberg will win that series. I did not know Bryce and Flomo were injured but even if they weren't I still would say Bamberg would win.

Who will win the Cavs-Celtics series?


I got the Cavs winning.
Thanks Michael for the chat.



The Deutsche Bank Skyliners Leave the Bermuda Triangle Unscathed 71-62 And Braunschweig Sneak Into The BEKO BBL Playoffs As Artland Loses Against Bremerhaven - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
It was a close battle in crunch time, but The Deutsche Bank Skyliners didnt sink in the Bermuda triangle, but freed themselves winning 71-62 as masterfully as Frankfurt mascot Dunking Kong weaving in and out of small kids in the Ballsporthalle with his scooter, comedian Jim Carey giving former president Bill Clinton a laugh attack on the White House lawn or Inter Mailand dismantling FC Barcelona and reaching the 2010 Champions League final vs Bayern Munich. The big climax happened a few minutes after the final buzzer sounded as a big roar came form the Braunschweig fan corner as it was announced that Artland had lost to Bremerhaven paving the way for Braunschweig to the playoffs. Braunschweig American Brandon Thomas (198-G/F-84, agency: Rasmussen Services, college: Massachusetts) was overjoyed and even had some comparisons to what was more surprising. 'Losing and then still making the playoffs was as surprising as if I were to hear my daughter call me daddy after six months, The Celtics beating the Cavs and LeBron James (203-F-84) making 0 points in the series or Spur center Tim Duncan (208-F-76, college: Wake Forest) taking his game back to 1999 in the next series against Phoenix', joked Texas native Brandon Thomas (198-G/F-84, agency: Rasmussen Services, college: Massachusetts). For Frankfurt it was just another day at the office and they were on their A game in crunch time. 'We mastered Braunschweig the same way the Lakers did against the Thunder in game six, golfer Phil Mickelson mastering the Masters recently and Bruce Lee mastering the Nunchucks', laughed Skyliner forward Seth Doliboa (203-F-80, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Wright St.)

After the siren sounded, The Deutsche Bank Skyliners were overjoyed with their effort and had to wait a few minutes until the BEKO BBL playoff pairings had been set. In this time, the team had a little time to reminisce about the hard fought 40 minute victory against The New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig. Frankfurt had a two point lead with two minutes to go and then showed their cruch time abilites by bringing home the win. 'There were two teams fighting for a playoff spot and we knew it wouldnt be an easy game. It was the last game of the season and tired guys, but every single guy contributed to this win. It was a big victory and we got better today', stated Seth Doliboa. For Braunschweig losing and then celebrating was about as weird as a kid coming home form school with an F, but getting rewarded from his dad with an ice cream. 'This was a tough loss. Frankfurt played great and we can be thankful to Bremerhaven. It was strange celebrating after a loss. It was bitter sweet, and just a great feeling reaching the playoffs for the first time in seven years', stated Brandon Thomas (198-G/F-84, agency: Rasmussen Services, college: Massachusetts). 'It was weird after losing and I hope that I never have to do it again. It was a great accomplishment reaching the playoffs', stressed former Holy Cross guard Kevin Hamilton (193-G-84, agency: Limelight Hoops, college: Holy Cross) Braunschweig lost the season series to Frankfurt and Hamilton hopes that ex Holy Cross teammate Keith Simmons (196-G-85, agency: Interperformances, college: Holy Cross) doesnt find out about the Frankfurt win. 'I wont mention this loss to Keith Simmons (196-G-85, agency: Interperformances, college: Holy Cross). He has the bragging rights since Frankfurt beat us twice', laughed Kevin Hamilton

Shortly before the game started, there was already a playoff atmosphere growing in the Ballsporthalle as the Phantom fans were loud and waved banners with the names of all the players in their seating area. The first five minutes of the game also had a battle between Yassin Idbihi (208-F-83, college: Buffalo) and Derrick Allen (203-F-80, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Mississippi) who were doing most of the damage inside for their teams. Frankfurt got on the score board first as Derrick Allen (203-F-80, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Mississippi) scored over Idbihi. However Braunschweig quickly got the big German Idbihi involved as he scored a three pointer and scored inside. Greg Jenkins (206-F/C-82, college: Iona) started hot and never cooled down as he tied the game at six with a line drive shot off the glass over Idbihi. The game continued to be pretty even as Frankfurt would take a lead and Braunschweig would come back to tie it. Derrick Allen (203-F-80, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Mississippi) scored with his nifty ballerina moves around Jason Cain to lead 10-8. Kevin Hamilton answered with an off balance shot knotting the score at 10-10. Frankfurt then finished on a 9-2 run to lead 19-12 after one quarter. Greg Jenkins (206-F/C-82, college: Iona) scored twice over Marcus Goree (201-F-77, college: W.Virginia) and Dominik Bahiense De Mello drooped a three pointer. 'Frankfurt was playing team basketball and running the plays well. Braunschweig was not working the ball around well and not getting their inside/ out game developed. Derrick Allen (203-F-80, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Mississippi) was involved and drawing fouls', said American Wandale Williams from Regionaliga team Hanau. The Deutsche Bank Skyliners were shooting 67% from the field and 25% from outside while Braunschweig was shooting 23% from the field and 25% from outside. Frankfurt had the rebound advantage 10-5. Frankfurt had three turnovers and Braunschweig only one.

In the second quarter, The Deutsche Bank Skyliners were able to get their offense going as they raced out to a 24-14 lead. De Mello whose self confidence has risen about 180 degrees since the departure of Murat Didin (agency: Interperformances ) made an off balance shot and Doliboa a three pointer. Frankfurt had done a fine job in keeping the 1-2 guard tandem of Heiko Schaffartzik (182-G-84) and Kevin Hamilton in check. After 14 minutes, Schaffartzik was able to make his first three pointer. Grayson Moyer (196-G-86, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Humboldt St.) made three free throws after being fouled behind the three point line and Doliboa a runner and Frankfurt still had a comfortable 29-18 lead. Goree and Allen then traded baskets inside as each player made spin moves around the other. Frankfurt still led 31-20. After a Reese three pointer, Braunschweig went on a mini 5-0 run which was orchestrated by Kevin Hamilton He made a steal, then fed Michael Hicks (193-G-83, agency: Limelight Hoops, college: Cent.Missouri) back door and then made a floater cutting the Frankfurt lead to 34-25. Allen and Jimmy Mckinney then made hoops and Goree a lay in off a nice feed from Idbihi. Frankfurt still led 38-27. Schaffartzik nailed a three pointer in the last minute as Braunschweig went into the halftime break trailing 41-30. 'We had a lot of intensity on defense and kept them only to 31 points. We kept them out of the paint and rebounded well', commented Ohio native Seth Doliboa. ' Braunschweig started to play more team ball, but Frankfurt still defended very aggressive', added Wandale Williams. The Deutsche Bank Skyliners were shooting 63% from the field and 38% from the three point line while Braunschweig was shooting 40% from the field and 43% from the three point line. Frankfurt had the 17-11 rebound edge. Both teams had six turnovers.Frankfurt had the huge 22-12 points in the paint edge.

Every now and then The Deutsche Bank Skyliners begin a third quarter as if they ha d just gotten out of bed as they allowed The New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig back into the game letting them go on a 13-2 run to tie the score at 43-43. Derrick Allen (203-F-80, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Mississippi) got Frankfurt on the board first with a mid distance jumper over Idbihi, but Braunschweig then rattled off 13 unanswered points. Hamilton and Goree made two three pointers and Idbihi a lay in as Frankfurt suddenly only led 43-38. The Braunschweig offense was more fluid and Goree was doing a good job on defense. Goree then nailed another three pointer and Idbihi a runner. Frankfurt was able to keep the lead after three quarters 49-47, but now the basketball game had turned into a real dog fight with two teams on one level, and the winner would be who wanted it more. 'We knew that Braunschweig is a good team and would make a run sooner or later. They hit their shots, but we were able to sustain our lead in the fourth and put them away at the end', said Seth Doliboa We went on a run. 'We got out on transition. We were able to get some easy shots and we had the momentum', stressed Kevin Hamilton. 'We had costly turnovers in the third quarter. They made tough shots and we missed our shots', added Quantez Robertson (190-G-84, college: Auburn) The Deutsche Bank Skyliners were shooting 46% from the field and 23% from the parking lot while The New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig were shooting 41% from the field and 43% from the parking lot. Both teams had 24 rebounds and 10 turnovers.

The fourth quarter remained tight as one could sense that both teams were playing for more than just a win on the last game day in the BEKO BBL. This was very intense playoff basketball in the fourth quarter. Both teams felt as if something would be lost if they didnt win, added Brandon Thomas (198-G/F-84, agency: Rasmussen Services, college: Massachusetts). Skyliner American Grayson Moyer (196-G-86, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Humboldt St.) who had been fighting for playing time the last weeks got the call from Gordon Herbert and responded with seven unanswered points scoring twice in the penetration and making a three pointer and the 56-52 Frankfurt lead. Captain Pascal Roller (180-G-76) then responded with a three pointer as Frankfurt led 60-52 and with the minutes dwindling so were the Braunschweig playoff hopes. However, Braunschweig wasnt fazed in any way as they fought back on a 7-0 run to trail only 60-59. Hamilton made an off balance runner and ex Skyliner Goree seemed to be on a mission to scold his ex team as he scored a three pointer and lay in.

However that Frankfurt has been a strong crunch time team this season was no secret as when Braunschweig was threatening, they were able to keep their cool and lead as they took the 64-59 lead as Aubrey Reese (183-G-78, agency: Interperformances, college: Murray St.) made an unorthodox running rainbow that was going to heaven, but then suddenly dropped in without reaching God. Braunschweig and Heiko Schaffartzik (182-G-84) had one last gasp as the German National player sunk a clutch three pointer from the corner as Frankfurt only led 64-62. With less then two minutes, Frankfurt kept their composure and used their experience as Derrick Allen (203-F-80, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Mississippi) made a fade away jumper and Quantez Robertson made two free throws as Frankfurt led 68-62. Then it was the usually so calm and collective Hamilton that got stripped from Reese which led to two free throws and the win for Frankfurt. American Greg Jenkins (206-F/C-82, college: Iona) closed out the scoring with a thunderous dunk. 'Derrick hit a big shot, Bree made a steal and Tez made a big play. I cant really mention one player. Every guy did their job at the end', stressed Seth Doliboa. ' We didnt execute our offense in the last minutes and they made tough shots, stated Kevin Hamilton Frankfurt was scoring inside. We tried to trap and double team them all game long, but they still found open shots', added Brandon Thomas (198-G/F-84, agency: Rasmussen Services, college: Massachusetts).

The Deutsche Bank Skyliners were led by Derrick Allen (203-F-80, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Mississippi) with 18 points and three rebounds. Greg Jenkins (206-F/C-82, college: Iona) contributed 13 points and five rebounds. Grayson Moyer (196-G-86, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Humboldt St.) chipped in with 11 points. The New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig were led by Marcus Goree (201-F-77, college: W.Virginia) with 19 points and five rebounds. Yassin Idbihi (208-F-83, college: Buffalo) added 12 points and nine rebounds.

The Deutsche Bank Skyliners shot a high 51% from the field and won the rebounding duel 33-28. A big strong point was the defense especially slowing Schaffartzik and Hamilton down. 'We worked very hard on defense last week in practice and it carried over into the game. We denied the wings the ball and tried denying Schaffartzik the ball as much as possible. We also did a fine job limiting them to one shot on offense', stressed Quantez Robertson. ' Frankfurt hedged very well on defesne, but these are the tightest rims that I ever played against', said Kevin Hamilton. The Deutsche Bank Skyliners depart Sunday for a four day training camp in Mallorca, Spain to get ready for Alba Berlin. I know nothing about Mallorca. 'We arent going there to sunbath, but to prepare for Alba Berlin', said Quantez Robertson. ' We spend a lot of time together as a team in Mallorca. We have to continue to get better on both ends', warned Seth Doliboa. Braunschweig guard Kevin Hamilton feels that Frankfurt has good chances to kick Alba Berlin out of the playoffs. 'Frankfurt needs to win a game early, stop Julius Jenkins (187-G-81, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Georgia Southern) and stop their pick and role', said Kevin Hamilton The New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig play The EWE Baskets Oldeburg in the quarterfinals. Alba Berln host The Deutsche Bank Skyliners in game one Sunday May 9th at 17:00.



Goettingen win EuroChallenge! - by Eurobasket News
Goettingen - Krasnye Krylia 83:75

Goettingen claimed the 2010 EuroChallenge title. The German team supported by the home fans defeated Krasnye Krylia for the crown. Christopher McNaughton (211-C-82, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Bucknell) accounted for 22 points and 5 rebounds to pace the hosts.
Taylor Rochestie (185-G-85, college: Washington St.) set things rolling at the start of the game. Ernest Bremer (196-G-80, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: St.Bonaventure) responded from beyond the arc but Goettingen accounted for the next 6 points to take back the lead. The teams traded baskets throughout the reminder of the frame before Biggs capped it with a three-pointer drawing things level at 17. The lead changed hands for several times early in the second term. Ben Jacobson (188-G-83, college: N.Iowa) and Taylor Rochestie finally dropped 4 points in a row to ensure a 34:28 advantage for the home team at halftime.
Boone and Oliver kept Goettingen in charge early in the third period. Christopher McNaughton and Ben Jacobson gave the German side a 48:39 lead with just over three minutes to go in the frame. Krasnye Krylia could not get any closer as Goettingen enjoyed a 57:45 lead at the final break. Christopher McNaughton and Ben Jacobson continued to deliver regularly as the hosts stayed in front. The lead reached a 15-point mark as Goettingen dominated in the final stanza. Krasnye Krylia managed to cut the deficit to 7 points but got no closer losing the championship clash.
Ben Jacobson delivered 17 points for Goettingen. Taylor Rochestie added 14 points and 6 assists in the victory. Luis Flores (188-G-81, college: Manhattan) answered with 22 points for Krasnye Krylia. Valdas Vasylius (203-F-83, college: ODU) and Ernest Bremer had 11 points apiece in the loss.

Goettingen: Christopher McNaughton 22, Ben Jacobson 17, Taylor Rochestie 14
Krasnye Krylia: Luis Flores 22, Valdas Vasylius 11, Ernest Bremer 11



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ZZ Leiden start semifinal with away win over GasTerra Flames - by Fred Roggen
ZZ Leiden rose to the challenge in a hostile environment and won its first semi-final game with an surprising 67-76 victory over the GasTerra Flames
Saturday night in sold-out Martini Plaza. Danny Gibson (180-G-84, agency: Rasmussen Services, college: S.Indiana) 24 points helped ZZ Leiden win their first match in the semi final of the Dutch playoffs with a a dominating 67-76 win over Coach Marco van den Berg's Flames. Things are looking good for the ZZ Leiden this season. A solid 9-point win away against the GasTerra Flames surprised even head coach Toon van Helfteren, and bodes well considering the team is only set to get stronger before its next game.
ZZ Leiden have worked extremely hard on defence last week, however it would be tested a great deal in this game. Add in some lock-down, throw-away-the-key 36.8 percent field-goal percentage defense to hold the Flames in control and this win was easier than anyone would
have guessed. ZZ Leiden opened the first quarter with a 16-0 run to blow the game open and cruised to a 23-12 lead in the first quarter. The Flames, however, answered with a 15-0 run in the second quarter, by halftime, ZZ Leiden led, 34-39. But the Flames managed to take the lead at 46-45 in the third quarter, but with a Danny Gibson three-pointer ZZ Leiden still managed to take an 3-point lead into the fourth quarter 53-56.
However, that was the closest the Flames would get as ZZ Leiden extended its lead back to as many as 9 points, going on to win by a score of 67-76. ZZ Leiden won the rebound battle 39-34 ZZ Leiden had three players score in double figures, led by point guard Danny Gibson who had 24 points. Seamus Boxley (201-F-82, college: Portland St.) added 17 and Ronny LeMelle (196-G-81, agency: R.H.Consultancy, college: Auburn) chipped in 12. GasTerra Flames had three players score in double figures led by powerforward Jason Ellis (201-F-82, college: Boise St.), who had 18 points and 11 rebounds.
Matt Bauscher (188-G-85, agency: 540 Sports, college: Boise St.) added 12 points, while teammate Robby Bostain (194-G/F-84, college: Furman) chipped in 10.


Stats Leaders - Eredivisie
Points Per Game
 Danny GIBSON
  ZZ Leiden
  (180-G-84)
  Avg: 18.9
 1. Gibson, ZZ Leiden18.9 
 2. Palmer, Upstairs.17.6 
 3. Boxley, ZZ Leiden16.8 
 4. Monroe, DeFriesl.16.7 
 5. Thomas, M.Magix16.5 
 6. Haryasz, GasTerra.16.3 
 7. Hendley, Landstede16.2 
 8. Calhoun, EclipseJet15.9 
 9. Sanders, EclipseJet14.8 
 10. LeMelle, ZZ Leiden14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Patrick HILLIMAN
  Rotterdam
  (206-F/C-82)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Hilliman, Rotterdam10.2 
 2. Palmer, Upstairs.9.2 
 3. Haryasz, GasTerra.9.0 
 4. Ellis, GasTerra F.8.6 
 5. McGhee, ZZ Leiden8.5 
 6. Gordon, Landstede8.1 
 7. Monroe, DeFriesl.7.9 
 8. Beasley, Eiff.Tow.7.4 
 9. Griffin, Giants7.4 
 10. de Randamie, Eclip.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Torey THOMAS
  M.Magix
  (180-G-85)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Thomas, M.Magix6.8 
 2. Oliver, Eiff.Towers5.4 
 3. Jones, DeFriesland5.3 
 4. Porter, Upstairs.5.0 
 5. Bauscher, GasTerra.4.3 
 6. Bostain, GasTerra.4.2 
 7. Gibson, ZZ Leiden4.2 
 8. Moore, DeFriesland4.1 
 9. Defares, Giants4.1 
 10. Blackwood, DeFriesl.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Torey THOMAS
  M.Magix
  (180-G-85)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Thomas, M.Magix2.9 
 2. Jones, DeFriesland2.8 
 3. Bauscher, GasTerra.2.7 
 4. Rodgers, EclipseJet2.6 
 5. Dourisseau, GasTerra.2.4 
 6. Mason, EclipseJet2.4 
 7. Ellis, GasTerra F.2.3 
 8. Bostain, GasTerra.2.3 
 9. Flowers, M.Magix2.3 
 10. de Randamie, Eclip.2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 James HUGHES
  M.Magix
  (211-C-83)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Hughes, M.Magix1.8 
 2. Hilliman, Rotterdam1.5 
 3. Haryasz, GasTerra.1.4 
 4. Boxley, ZZ Leiden1.1 
 5. Slor, ZZ Leiden1.1 
 6. Sanders, EclipseJet1.1 
 7. Porter, Upstairs.0.9 
 8. Richardson, Eiff.Tow.0.9 
 9. Kuijper, ZZ Leiden0.8 
 10. Williams, Landstede0.7 


Eredivisie Round: 1 (Semi-Finals) - by Eurobasket News
GasTerra F. - ZZ Leiden 67-76
ZZ Leiden rose to the challenge in a hostile environment and won its first semi-final game with an surprising 67-76 victory over the GasTerra Flames Saturday night in sold-out Martini Plaza. Danny Gibson (180-G-84, agency: Rasmussen Services, college: S.Indiana) 24 points helped ZZ Leiden win their first match in the semi final of the Dutch playoffs with a a dominating 67-76 win over Coach Marco van den Berg's Flames. Things are looking good for the ZZ Leiden this season. A solid 9-point win away against the GasTerra Flames surprised even head coach Toon van Helfteren, and bodes well considering the team is only set to get stronger before its next game. ZZ Leiden have worked extremely hard on defence last week, however it would be tested a great deal in this game. Add in some lock-down, throw-away-the-key 36.8 percent field-goal percentage defense to hold the Flames in control and this win was easier than anyone would have guessed. ZZ Leiden opened the first quarter with a 16-0 run to blow the game open and cruised to a 23-12 lead in the first quarter. The Flames, however, answered with a 15-0 run in the second quarter, by halftime, ZZ Leiden led, 34-39. But the Flames managed to take the lead at 46-45 in the third quarter, but with a Danny Gibson three-pointer ZZ Leiden still managed to take an 3-point lead into the fourth quarter 53-56. However, that was the closest the Flames would get as ZZ Leiden extended its lead back to as many as 9 points, going on to win by a score of 67-76. ZZ Leiden won the rebound battle 39-34 ZZ Leiden had three players score in double figures, led by point guard Danny Gibson who had 24 points. Seamus Boxley (201-F-82, college: Portland St.) added 17 and Ronny LeMelle (196-G-81, agency: R.H.Consultancy, college: Auburn) chipped in 12. GasTerra Flames had three players score in double figures led by power forward Jason Ellis (201-F-82, college: Boise St.), who had 18 points and 11 rebounds. Matt Bauscher (188-G-85, agency: 540 Sports, college: Boise St.) added 12 points, while teammate Robby Bostain (194-G/F-84, college: Furman) chipped in 10. *by Fred Roggen

Giants - DeFriesland 93-80
1-0 lead for the Giants in Eredivisie Semifinals. Jordan Collins (208-C-82, agency: Strategic Sports, college: N.Carolina St.) shined in this victory with 22 points and 6 rebounds. Tyrone Sally (201-F-82, agency: 540 Sports, college: W.Virginia) also had a great role with 21 pts and 5 boards. In the loosing squad, Darryl Monroe (201-F-86, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management, college: George Mason) and Craig Moore (191-G-86, agency: Interperformances, college: Northwestern) replied with 21 and 20 points respectively.



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Szolnok beats Albacomp, advances to Playoff Semifinals - by Eurobasket News
Szolnok - Albacomp 98-72
Szolnok was better than Albacomp in decisive Game Five and will meet ZTE in the Playoff Semifinals. Darius Rice (208-F-82, college: Miami (FL)) shined for the hosts with 22 points and 13 rebounds. Ousmane Barro (208-F-84, college: Marquette) also was great as he added 21 pts and 10 boards. In the loosing squad, Adam Hanga (201-G-89, agency: FCM) netted 22 pts. George Banks (202-F/C-72, agency: Elfus-Siegel Management (ESM), college: UTEP) had double-double of 19 points and 15 boards.


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. Rice, Szolnok17.9 
 10. Sirutaviaciu., Salgot.17.8 
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. David Vay, PVSK P.7.3 
 7. Wilson, ZTE K.7.1 
 8. Lee, Albacomp7.1 
 9. Bader, Szolnok7.1 
 10. Nuhanovic, Debre.6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Laszlo KALMAN
  Falco
  (186-G-72)
  Avg: 8
 1. Kalman, Falco8.0 
 2. Simon, Albacomp7.4 
 3. Kelley, Szolnok6.3 
 4. Hinnant, ZTE K.5.9 
 5. English, Atomeromu4.9 
 6. Fodor, Szolnok4.9 
 7. Dejon, Kaposvari4.7 
 8. LaGrange, Dombovar4.7 
 9. Thomas, Kormend4.6 
 10. Aleksic, Szolnok3.8 
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, Albacomp2.8 
 5. English, Atomeromu2.6 
 6. Wittmann, Kecsk.2.5 
 7. Ames, PVSK P.2.4 
 8. LaGrange, Dombovar2.3 
 9. Simon, Albacomp2.3 
 10. Clark, Atomeromu2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 DuJuan WILEY
  Marso-Vagep
  (206-C-75)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Wiley, Marso-Vagep1.6 
 2. Hendlein, Kaposvari1.4 
 3. Clark, Atomeromu1.4 
 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. Horvath, Falco1.0 
 10. Sitku, Marso-Vagep1.0 


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A Dilettanti Quarter-Finals, game 3 - by Armando Caporaso
Group A

In the last round of the Quarter-Finals win the favorites team. Bologna exceeds clearly Castelletto for 76-54. Matteo Malaventura (196-G-78) leads the team at the semifinals with 20 points, 4 assist and 4 steals with 7/12 at shoot. Good match for Alessandro Cittadini (207-C/F-79) that closes with 13 points, 5 rebounds and 6/8 by 2, Davide Lamma (192-G-76, agency: Players Group) scores only 9 points but adds 5 rebounds, 4 steals and 4 assist. 9 points for Silvio Gigena (200-F-75), 8 points of Marko Micevic (199-F-89) and 5 points for Alejandro Muro (187-G-74, agency: Players Group). Castelletto say goodbye at the 2009/2010 season... 13 points of Franco Prelazzi (205-F/C-79) with 9 turnovers, 13 points and 4 steals for Emanuele Rotondo (196-G/F-75), 14 points and 5 rebounds of Luciano Masieri (200-F-76).
Omegna wins against Brescia for 78-63 with a great third quarter (30-14 the partial). The MVP is Innocenzo Ferraro (200-F/C-82) with 16 points, 7/8 at shoot and 9 rebounds, helped by the 18 points of Pierpaolo Picazio (193-G-79, agency: Players Group) with 6 steals and by the performance of Emanuele Rossi (208-C-82) with a double-double (10 points + 10 rebounds) and 6 steals. 17 points in 27 minutes for Marco Carra (185-G-80), starting by bench. For the visitors 13 points of Massimo Rezzano (204-F/C-82), 10 points of Jakub Wojciechowski (211-C-90) and 13 points for Nicholas Crow (199-F-89) with 8 rebounds in the last match of this season.

The results

Paffoni Omegna - Centrale del Latte Brescia 78-62 (2-1)
Amori Bologna - Nobili SBS Castelletto 76-54 (2-1)

The semifinals

VemSistemi Forli' - Paffoni Omegna
Amori Bologna - PentaGruppo Ozzano

Group B

For the group B Barcellona and Perugia reach the semifinals eliminating respectively S.Antimo and Trapani. The Sigma wins against the Nuove Frontiere with the result of 83-75. Mike Gizzi (196-G/F-75, college: La Salle) not enough at S.Antimo with 18 points and 9/10 at free throw. 9 points and 6 rebounds for Simone Gatti (201-F-82), 10 points of Carlo Cantone (187-G-85), 12 points of Sebastian Vico (190-G-86, agency: Players Group) and 16 points for Filippo Politi (205-C-80, agency: Interperformances). Bad last match of the season for Jacopo Valentini (193-G-86) with only 5 points and 5 fouls in 32 minutes. For the winners 24 points of Ryan Bucci (192-G/F-81, college: C.W. Post) with 8/14 at shoot, 9 points of Agostino Li Vecchi (204-F-70), 9 points for Francesco Guarino (182-G-79) with 4 steals and 5 assist, 10 points and 7 rebounds of Luca Bisconti (206-F/C-82) and 14 points in 18 minutes for Manuele Mocavero (203-C-80).
Marco Pazzi (203-C-79) with a fantastic match leads Perugia against Trapani. For the italian 26 points with 9/12 at shoot (4/5 by 3), 9 rebounds and 4 steals (36 of ranking!). Good match also for Andrea Raschi (200-G/F-79, agency: Interperformances) with 19 points and 7 rebounds and of Davide Poltroneri (195-G/F-85) with 17 points in 23 minutes. Mattia Caroldi (185-G-82) closes with 14 points and 7/8 at free throw. Mattia Soloperto (209-C-80) is the best player for Trapani with 22 points and 9 rebounds. 18 points of Marco Evangelisti (198-G-84) with 7 fouls suffered and 12 points of Walter Santarossa (200-F-78) with 8 rebounds, but is too late...

The results

Liomatic Perugia - Basket Trapani 84-67 (2-1)
Sigma Barcellona - Nuove Frontiere S.Antimo 83-75 (2-1)

The semifinals
Sigma Barcellona - Liomatic Perugia

Mazzeo San Severo - Consum.it Siena


SerieA Round: 28 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Sigma Coat. - Air AV 81-89
Air Avellino recorded an important road win over Montegranaro. Szymon Szewczyk (209-C-82) dropped 21 points and collected 9 rebounds for Air Avellino. Cenk Akyol (196-G-87, agency: FCM) and Chevon Troutman (202-F-81, agency: ACMT, college: Pittsburgh) netted 14 points apiece in the victory. Antonio Maestranzi (178-G-84, college: N.Illinois) and Dimitrios Tsaldaris (196-G/F-80) accounted for 16 points each for Montegranaro.

NGC Cantu - Cimberio VA 83-70
Manuchar Markoishvili (195-G-86) scored 22 points, grabbed 6 boards and issued 5 assists to lead NGC Cantu to the 17th win at the tournament. Vladimir Micov (203-F-85, agency: Beo Basket) contributed 18 points for the winners. Ronald Slay (203-F-81, agency: David Lee services, college: Tennessee) answered with 29 points and 9 rebounds for Cimberio Varese.

Vanoli CR - Banca Tercas 91-80
Vanoli Cremona recorded just the ninth win in the season as they held off Banca Tercas. Marko Milic (202-F-77) accounted for 26 points and 7 rebounds to lead the hosts. Earl Rowland (188-G-83, college: St.Mary's, CA) added 15 points, 5 assists and 4 steals for Cremona. Valerio Amoroso (202-F-80) replied with 21 points and 5 boards for Teramo.

Scavolini PS - CS Bologna 90-73
Scavolini thrashed Canadian Solar Bologna in the opening game of the round. Branko Cvetkovic (200-G/F-84, agency: Beo Basket) notched 23 points and 6 rebounds to lead the Pesaro team. Marques Green and Michael Hicks delivered 17 points each in the victory. Andre Collins fired 19 points for Bologna.

Benetton TV - Carife FE 67-73
Carife Ferrara surprised Benetton in Treviso. Sharrod Ford (206-F-82, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Clemson) stepped up with 28 points and 12 boards to lead the visiting side. Luke Jackson (201-F/G-81, agency: Priority Sports, college: Oregon) accounted for 18 points in the win. Donatas Motiejunas (213-C-90, agency: Interperformances) and Sandro Nicevic (210-C-76, agency: Beo Basket) delivered 12 points each in the loss.

Pepsi Caserta - Montepaschi 57-98
Montepaschi cruised past Pepsi Caserta as Romain Sato (194-G/F-81, college: Xavier) exploded with 30 points and 9 rebounds. Henry Domercant (192-G-80, college: E.Illinois) added 14 points for the league leaders. Fabio Di Bella (187-G-78) accounted for 18 points for Juvecaserta.

Angelico BI - Armani MI 63-68
Armani Jeans nipped Angelico Biella on the road for 16th win in the season. Mason Rocca (204-F-77, college: Princeton) scored 17 points and grabbed 17 rebounds for Armani Jeans. Morris Finley (180-G-81, college: UAB) and Mike Hall (203-F-84, agency: SportsTalent, college: George Washington) netted 16 points each in the victory. Pietro Aradori (192-G-88) knocked down 13 points for Angelico Biella.



Lega2 Round: 30 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Fileni Jesi - Umana Reyer 71-78
Umana Reyer escaped elimination as they defeated Fileni Jesi away from home. Kristaps Janicenoks (196-F-83) scored 20 points and grabbed 6 rebounds for Venezia. Alvin Young (191-F-75, college: Niagara) secured 17 points in the victory. Tommy Adams (191-G-80, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management, college: Hampton) replied with 22 points for Fileni Jesi.

Edimes PV - Enel Brindisi 85-73
Edimes Pavia cruised past Enel Brindisi as Joseph Forte (193-G-81, agency: JEMsports, college: N.Carolina) notched 27 points and 7 steals. Ruben Boykin (201-F-85, college: N.Arizona) contributed 22 points and 9 caroms for the winners. Omar Thomas (197-F-82, agency: Interperformances, college: UTEP) answered with 26 points and 8 rebounds for the regular season winners.

Prima Veroli - Trenkwalder 100-68
Kyle Hines (198-F/C-86) notched 23 points, 8 rebounds and 5 steals to lead Prima Veroli past Trenkwalder. Mario Gigena (198-F-77) delivered 21 points in the 19th win in the season. Jamar Smith (206-F/C-80, college: Maryland) canned 17 points for Trenkwalder.

Aget IM - UCC Casalpus. 94-74
Robert Vaden (196-G/F-85, college: UAB) and Trent Whiting (185-G-76, college: BYU) scored 22 points each to lead Aget Imola past UCC Casalpusterlengo. Peter Ezugwu (203-C-76, agency: Interperformances, college: E.Michigan) had 11 points and 11 rebounds as Aget Imola improved at 14-16 record. Marcus Hatten (186-G-80, college: St.John's) replied with 18 points and 6 steals for UCC Casalpusterlengo.

Carmatic PT - Snaidero UD 83-63
Carmatic Pistoia earned a confident win over Snaidero Udine. Tony Skinn (185-G-83, agency: Elfus-Siegel Management (ESM), college: George Mason) scored 17 points and grabbed 7 rebounds to lead the home team. Matteo Canavesi (204-F/C-86) and Marcos Casini (188-G-80) netted 14 points apiece for Pistoia. Demetric Bennett (193-G-85) responded with 18 points and 9 rebounds for Snaidero.

Miro Radici VI - Banco Sard. 99-88
Vigevano earned the spot in the playoffs as they held off Banco Di Sardegna. Gabriele Ganeto (200-G/F-87) tallied 22 points and 10 rebounds for Vigevano. Jason Williams (197-G/F-83, college: UTEP) tallied 21 points, 7 assists and 4 rebounds for the winners. The visitors responded with 30 points from Marcelus Kemp (196-G-84, agency: SportsTalent, college: Nevada).

Scafati Basket - Fastweb CM 75-54
Phil Goss (186-G-83, agency: Lanshire Group, college: Drexel) knocked down 21 points to lead Scafati Basket past Fastweb Casale. Roberto Chiacig (210-C-74) notched 16 points and 11 caroms for the home team. Tommaso Fantoni (203-F-85, agency: Players Group) responded with 19 points and 7 rebounds for Fastweb Casale.

A.B. Latina - Edilizia 71-85
Edilizia upset A.B. Latina on the road for the 14th win in the season. Cameron Bennerman (193-G-84, agency: Strategic Sports, college: N.Carolina St.) scored 20 points to pace the visiting side. Giacomo Eliantonio (204-C-88) accounted for 19 points for Rimini. Donato Cutolo (198-F-87, agency: Players Group) dropped 20 points for A.B. Latina.



Roanne claim third position in EuroChallenge - by Eurobasket News
Roanne - Scavolini 86:80
Roanne occupied the third overall position at the EuroChallenge. They held off Scavolini Spar Pesaro in the consolation final tonight. Dylan Page (204-F-82, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) scored 20 points to lead the effort for the French outfit.
Roanne led early in the encounter but not for too long. Michael Hicks (193-G-76, college: Texas A&M - C.C.) and Branko Cvetkovic (200-G/F-84, agency: Beo Basket) triggered a 10:0 run that put the Italian team up by 8 points 21:13. Scavolini maintained the advantage as they sealed the first quarter outcome at 27:20 lead. Scavolini ensured a 9-point advantage midway through the second quarter. Scavolini stayed ahead as they headed into the dressing room up by 9 points 52:43. Roanne struggled to deny the deficit in the third stanza. Scavolini still led by 9 points with just over 4 minutes to go in the frame. Tomassini stretched the gap to 10 points before the French team went on a comeback rally. Noel, Dylan Page and Dia organized a 12:0 run that put Roanne ahead by 2 points 67:65 with ten minutes remaining. Nick Lewis (207-F/C-83, agency: Elfus-Siegel Management (ESM), college: San Diego) and Dylan Page came up with back-to-back three-pointers early in the fourth quarter as Roanne accumulated a 76:69 advantage. Mouloukou Diabate (180-G-87) and Nick Lewis ensured an 8-point buffer for the French team with under three minutes remaining. Roanne did not look back in the remaining minutes and posted the win.
Nick Lewis knocked down 16 points for Roanne. Mouloukou Diabate delivered 15 points and 8 assists for the winners. Michael Hicks came up with 27 points for Scavolini. Eric Williams (206-C-84, agency: Priority Sports, college: Wake Forest) and Branko Cvetkovic netted 11 points apiece in the losing case.

Roanne: Dylan Page 20, Nick Lewis 16, Mouloukou Diabate 15
Scavolini: Michael Hicks 27, Eric Williams 11, Branko Cvetkovic 11



Standings - SerieA
SerieA Standings
 1. Montepaschi 24-2 
 2. NGC Cantu 17-10 
 3. Armani MI 16-10 
 4. Pepsi Caserta 16-10 
 5. CS Bologna 15-11 
 6. Lottomatica 14-12 
 7. Sigma Coat. 14-12 
 8. Air AV 12-14 
 9. Benetton TV 11-15 
 10. Banca Tercas 10-16 
 11. Cimberio VA 10-16 
 12. Scavolini PS 10-17 
 13. Angelico BI 9-17 
 14. Carife FE 9-17 
 15. Vanoli CR 9-17 


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. Ford, Carife FE17.1 
 4. Aradori, Angelico.16.6 
 5. Lavrinovic, Montepas.15.9 
 6. Ere, Pepsi Caserta15.6 
 7. Jackson, Carife FE15.6 
 8. Hicks, Scavolini PS15.5 
 9. Bell, Vanoli CR14.9 
 10. Brown, Air AV14.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Sharrod FORD
  Carife FE
  (206-F-82)
  Avg: 9.9
 1. Ford, Carife FE9.9 
 2. Brunner, Sigma C.8.8 
 3. Troutman, Air AV8.3 
 4. Williams, Scavolin.8.0 
 5. Jones, Pepsi C.7.9 
 6. Wallace, Benetton.7.5 
 7. Pasco, Angelico BI7.5 
 8. Hall, Armani MI7.4 
 9. Rocca, Armani MI6.8 
 10. Szewczyk, Air AV6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Dee BROWN
  Air AV
  (185-G-84)
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Brown, Air AV5.4 
 2. Green, Scavolini PS5.1 
 3. Poeta, Banca Tercas4.4 
 4. Childress, Cimberio.4.3 
 5. Smith, Angelico BI4.0 
 6. McIntyre, Montepas.3.9 
 7. Finley, Armani MI3.7 
 8. Rowland, Vanoli CR3.6 
 9. Becirovic, Armani M.3.4 
 10. Bowers, Pepsi C.2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Marques GREEN
  Scavolini PS
  (170-G-82)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Green, Scavolini PS3.4 
 2. Jaaber, Lottomat.3.0 
 3. Rowland, Vanoli CR3.0 
 4. Troutman, Air AV2.7 
 5. Minard, Lottomat.2.4 
 6. Jones, Pepsi C.2.3 
 7. Ere, Pepsi Caserta2.3 
 8. Grundy, Carife FE2.3 
 9. Ford, Carife FE2.3 
 10. Hawkins, Montepas.2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Sharrod FORD
  Carife FE
  (206-F-82)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Ford, Carife FE3.3 
 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. Giovannelli, NSB N.0.9 
 8. Lavrinovic, Montepas.0.9 
 9. Cusin, Vanoli CR0.8 
 10. Gigli, Lottomatica0.8 


Stats Leaders - Lega2
Points Per Game
 K.C. RIVERS
  Benetton TV
  (196-G/F-87)
  Avg: 24.5
 1. Rivers, A.B. Latina24.5 
 2. Whiting, Aget IM22.3 
 3. Goss, Scafati .21.2 
 4. Kemp, Banco Sard.21.0 
 5. Forte, Edimes PV20.8 
 6. Young, Umana Reyer19.4 
 7. Slay, Carmatic PT19.3 
 8. Crispin, Enel B.18.9 
 9. Adams, Fileni Jesi18.5 
 10. Thomas, Enel Brindisi18.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ndudi EBI
  Edilizia
  (206-F-84)
  Avg: 13.6
 1. Ebi, Edilizia13.6 
 2. Boykin, Edimes PV10.2 
 3. Waleskowski, Fileni J.9.7 
 4. Smith, A.B. Latina9.0 
 5. Chiacig, Scafati .8.7 
 6. Ezugwu, Aget IM8.4 
 7. Hines, Prima Veroli7.9 
 8. Missere, A.B. L.7.5 
 9. Brkic, Snaidero UD7.5 
 10. Thomas, Enel Brindisi7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Marcus HATTEN
  UCC Casalpus.
  (186-G-80)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Hatten, UCC C.4.8 
 2. Rowe, Banco Sard.4.3 
 3. Forte, Edimes PV4.2 
 4. Levin, Fastweb CM4.2 
 5. Nissim, Prima Veroli4.2 
 6. Brown, Snaidero UD3.4 
 7. Young, Edimes PV3.4 
 8. Garris, Umana R.3.1 
 9. Whiting, Aget IM3.1 
 10. Bertolazzi, Miro R.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Joseph FORTE
  Edimes PV
  (193-G-81)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Forte, Edimes PV3.8 
 2. Hines, Prima Veroli3.5 
 3. Hatten, UCC C.3.5 
 4. Ebi, Edilizia3.2 
 5. Goss, Scafati .3.2 
 6. Young, Umana Reyer3.1 
 7. Young, Edimes PV2.9 
 8. Williams, Miro R.2.7 
 9. Boyette, Miro R.2.7 
 10. Draper, Prima Veroli2.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Chris PEARSON
  Miro Radici VI
  (207-C-79)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Pearson, Miro R.2.1 
 2. Ostler, UCC C.2.0 
 3. Di Giuliomar., Umana R.1.7 
 4. Ebi, Edilizia1.7 
 5. Hines, Prima Veroli1.4 
 6. Bryan, Enel Brindisi1.1 
 7. Valenti, UCC C.1.1 
 8. Boykin, Fileni Jesi1.0 
 9. Melli, Trenkwalder1.0 
 10. Ferrero, A.B. L.0.9 


Standings - Lega 2
Lega2 Standings
 1. Enel Brindisi 21-9 
 2. Prima Veroli 19-11 
 3. Banco Sard. 18-12 
 4. Fastweb CM 18-12 
 5. Trenkwalder 18-12 
 6. Miro Radici VI 17-13 
 7. Snaidero UD 17-13 
 8. Carmatic PT 16-14 
 9. Harem SC 14-16 
 10. Basket Crabs 14-16 
 11. Aget IM 14-16 
 12. Edimes PV 12-18 
 13. Umana Reyer 12-18 
 14. UCC Casalpus. 12-18 
 15. Fileni Jesi 11-19 
 16. A.B. Latina 7-23 


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Tankers & New Coach Come Out Firing - by Thom McQueen
The Tri-State Tankers with new head coach Mike Gibson at the helm, turned in an impressive performance in their debut last Saturday against the Centralia Pride. After a slow start in the first quarter, the Tankers came back strong to down the Pride by 39 points, 123-84. After trailing by as many as 10, the Tankers cut the deficit to one by the end of the first quarter, and pulled ahead to lead by 10 at half time. During the second period, a three pointer by Jason Gansman of Boonville gave the Tankers their first lead. This proved to be the turning point of the game. The team was paced in scoring during the first half by Dedrick Finn of Newburgh with 10 points. Wes Caudill of Union County, Ky., and Brandon Carr of Baltimore, Md., each had 8 points, while Gansman added 7. The Tri-State's semi pro team came out strong in the second half, pulling away to an 86-60 lead at the end of the third quarter.
Turning in an inspired performance, Melvin Hall of Evansville led the way with 19 points in the second half. Derek Soaper of Henderson, Ky., added 13, Finn had 11, and Tyler George of Princeton contributed 8. The game ending score of 123-84 put the Tankers at 1-0, making it a strong start for their inaugural season.
'The key to our success tonight was team play and hustle,' said Coach Mike Gibson. 'Even though we had individuals step up to lead in different areas, no one person was more important than the total team effort. I look forward to a fun season and encourage all basketball fans to come out and watch some top notch basketball played by some high quality players.'
For more information, visit www.psgsports.net.



Pride Becomes Generals Downfall - by Thom McQueen
Corydon, Indiana-Today the Southern Indiana Generals squared off against the Southern Illinois Pride. The Pride won 115-99, leaving the Generals with a 1-1
record. The game was tied at halftime. It was a back and forth game for most of the game. In the end the fast breaks were too much for the Generals. Gus Moss
led the Pride with 34 points. Vince Mack had 24 as well. As a team the Pride hit 17 three pointers. They started the game on fire, hitting 5 of their first 7
three point attempts. The Generals were lead by local talent. Craig Adams (Crawford County) had 28 points and 5 assists, Bradley Smith (Lanesville,
Indiana U. Northwest) had 26 and 7 rebounds, Brian Mercer (South Central, Black Hawk Community College) had 21 and 9 rebounds, Kurt Savely (Corydon Central,
Ancilla Junior College) had 12, 9 assists and 6 rebounds , Chad Backherms (Corydon) also had 12 and 5 rebounds. Next week the Generals travel to
Evansville to play the Tri-State Tankers.
The Centrallia Pride are new to the league, moving over from the failed Midwest Basketball League.


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ARAB CHAMPIONS LEAGUES GROUPS AND SCHEDULE - by Maarouf Mawloud

ARAB CHAMPIONS LEAGUES GROUPS AND SCHEDULE: MAY 5-16 2010 ( Iskandaria - Egypt)

GROUP A : Etoile du Sahel (TUNIS)-Al Ahli (OMAN)-Ittihad de Tanger (MOROCCO)-Al Ansar (KSA)
GROUP B:
Al Nasr Benghazi (LIBYA)-Al Tilal Aden (YEMEN)-Al Ittihad Alexandria (EGYPT)-Al Muharraq (BAHRAIN)
GROUP C:
Ibdaa Dheisheh (PHALESTINE)-Al Moutahed Tripoli (LEBANON)-ASU Sports Club (JORDAN)-An Nahl Sharjah (UAE)
GROUP D:
Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut (LEBANON)-Al Kuwait SC (Kuwait)-Al Gharrafah (QATAR)-Al Maktabah (SUDAN)

First Round schedule :

Day 1 : (Wednesday 05/05/10)
1- ASU Sports Club (Jordan) V/S Ibdaa Dheisheh (Palestine) at 14:00
2- Al Moutahed Tripoli (Lebanon) V/S An Nahl Sharjah (UAE) at 16:00
3- Al Ittihad Alexandria (Egypt) V/S Al Nasr Benghazi (Libya) at 18:00
4- Al Tilal Aden (yemen) V/S Al Muharraq (Bahrain) at 20:00

Day 2 : (Thursday 06/05/10)

5- Ittihad de Tanger (Morocco) V/S Al Ahli (Oman) at 14:00
6- Al Kuwait SC (Kuwait) V/S Al Gharrafah (Qatar) at 16:00
7- Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut (Lebanon) V/S Al Maktabah (Sudan) at 18:00
8- Al Ansar (KSA) V/S Etoile du Sahel (Tunis) at 20:00

Day 3 : (Friday 07/05/10)


9- Al Muharraq (Bahrain) V/S Al Nasr Benghazi (Libya) at 14:00
10- Ibdaa Dheisheh (Palestine) V/S Al Moutahed Tripoli (Lebanon) at 16:00
11- Al Tilal Aden (yemin) V/S Al Ittihad Alexandria (Egypt) at 18:00
12- ASU Sports Club (Jordan) V/S An Nahl Sharjah (UAE) at 20:00

Day 4 : (Saturday 08/05/10)

13- Al Maktaba (Sudan) V/S Al Kuwait SC (Kuwait) at 14:00
14- Etoile du Sahel (Tunis) V/S Ittihad de Tanger (Morroco) at 16:00
15- Al Gharrafah (Qatar) V/S Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut (Lebanon) at 18:00
16- Al Ahli (Oman) V/S Al Ansar (KSA) at 20:00

Day 5 : (Sunday 09/05/10)

17- An Nahl Sharjah (UAE) V/S


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Standings
Diekirch Standings
1-6 places
 1. Etzella 22-5 
 2. T71 20-7 
 3. Amicale 20-7 
 4. Sparta 17-10 
 5. Contern 14-13 
 6. Musel Pikes 11-16 
7-10 places
 1. Residence 12-12 
 2. Soleuvre 8-16 
 3. Racing 3-21 
 4. BBC Nitia 2-22 


Scoring Leaders - DBBL
Points Per Game
 Marcus KENNEDY
  Residence
  (193-F-84)
  Avg: 29.7
 1. Kennedy, Residence29.7 
 2. Crawford, Soleuvre27.8 
 3. Largent, Racing27.7 
 4. Walters, Musel Pikes23.5 
 5. Muller, T7122.9 
 6. Schumacher, T7122.2 
 7. McDaniel, BBC N.21.9 
 8. Scott, Etzella21.2 
 9. Smith, Sparta21.1 
 10. Delgado, Etzella20.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Brandon GARY
  Contern
  (202-F-83)
  Avg: 14.9
 1. Gary, Contern14.9 
 2. McDaniel, BBC N.14.0 
 3. Scott, Etzella12.7 
 4. Walters, Musel Pikes11.5 
 5. Kennedy, Residence11.3 
 6. DePree, Amicale10.9 
 7. Crawford, Soleuvre10.1 
 8. Grant, Sparta9.2 
 9. Stephens, T719.1 
 10. Muller, T719.0 
Assists Per Game
 Christian SCHARTZ
  Amicale
  (185-G-86)
  Avg: 4.6
 1. Schartz, Amicale4.6 
 2. Schumacher, T713.6 
 3. DePree, Amicale3.3 
 4. Largent, Racing3.2 
 5. Ruffato, T712.8 
 6. Delgado, Etzella2.7 
 7. Mangen, Residence2.6 
 8. Schwartz, Musel P.2.6 
 9. Schmit, Musel Pikes2.6 
 10. Mertz, Soleuvre2.5 
Steals Per Game
 Travis DEPREE
  Amicale
  (199-F/C-83)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. DePree, Amicale3.1 
 2. Scott, Etzella2.4 
 3. Schartz, Amicale2.4 
 4. Jones, Amicale2.2 
 5. Delgado, Etzella2.1 
 6. Delgado, Etzella2.1 
 7. Stephens, T711.8 
 8. Gary, Contern1.8 
 9. Jeitz, Contern1.6 
 10. Walters, Musel Pikes1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Nelson DELGADO
  Etzella
  (188-G/F-80)
  Avg: 0.8
 1. Delgado, Etzella0.8 
 2. Jones, Amicale0.8 
 3. Hoffmann, Etzella0.7 
 4. Bintz, BBC Nitia0.6 
 5. Largent, Racing0.6 
 6. Scott, Etzella0.6 
 7. Leschek, Residence0.5 
 8. Walters, Musel Pikes0.5 
 9. Kuhlmann, BBC N.0.5 
 10. Abdiu, Residence0.5 


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CIBACOPA Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Benny WEST
  Los Mochis
  (191-G-80)
  Avg: 25.1
 1. West, Los Mochis25.1 
 2. Smith, Mazatlan25.0 
 3. Cowan, Obregon24.5 
 4. Brown, Tepic24.3 
 5. Fisher, Mexicali24.1 
 6. Bell, Obregon24.0 
 7. Brown, Mazatlan24.0 
 8. Walker, Nogales23.9 
 9. Habel, Guaymas23.7 
 10. Cook, Cananea23.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jeremis SMITH
  Mazatlan
  (203-F-86)
  Avg: 12.7
 1. Smith, Mazatlan12.7 
 2. Angounou, Guasave12.2 
 3. Berhoefer, Hermosillo10.4 
 4. Shipley, Mexicali9.9 
 5. Strobbe, Nogales9.6 
 6. Davis, Tijuana9.0 
 7. Habel, Guaymas9.0 
 8. Hooks, Obregon9.0 
 9. Crouse, Nogales8.1 
 10. Brown, Tepic7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Rommel MARENTES
  Guaymas
  (179-G-84)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Marentes, Guaymas5.8 
 2. Lawrence, Los M.5.4 
 3. White, Cananea4.8 
 4. Brown, Mazatlan4.4 
 5. Lee, Guaymas4.2 
 6. Monreal, Hermosillo4.1 
 7. Johnson, Tijuana3.9 
 8. Logan, Culiacan3.9 
 9. Zuniga, Guasave3.8 
 10. Meza Rogel, Culiacan3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Kenneth LAWRENCE
  Los Mochis
  (183-G-81)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Lawrence, Los M.2.3 
 2. Lee, Guaymas2.2 
 3. West, Los Mochis1.9 
 4. Brown, Mazatlan1.8 
 5. White, Cananea1.8 
 6. Moore, Culiacan1.8 
 7. Bell, Obregon1.7 
 8. Smith, Mazatlan1.7 
 9. Little, Hermosillo1.5 
 10. Brown, Tepic1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Jeral DAVIS
  Tijuana
  (216-C-84)
  Avg: 4.1
 1. Davis, Tijuana4.1 
 2. Gutierrez, Cananea2.1 
 3. Habel, Guaymas2.0 
 4. Brown, Tepic1.2 
 5. Crouse, Nogales1.2 
 6. Blair, Tijuana1.2 
 7. Sullinger, Nogales1.0 
 8. Ibarra, Los Mochis1.0 
 9. Smith, Mazatlan0.9 
 10. Llamas, Culiacan0.9 


Standings - CIBACOPA
CIBACOPA Standings
 1. Culiacan 20-8 
 2. Cananea 19-9 
 3. Hermosillo 19-9 
 4. Guaymas 16-12 
 5. Mazatlan 16-12 
 6. Guasave 15-13 
 7. Nogales 15-13 
 8. Los Mochis 14-14 
 9. Mexicali 12-16 
 10. Obregon 10-18 
 11. Tepic 6-22 
 12. Tijuana 6-22 


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Hawks 95, Bucks 74: Horford, Crawford send Atlanta to second round - by Eurobasket News
EAST
Milwaukee B. - Atlanta H. 74-95
Alfred Horford (6'10''-F/C-86, college: Florida) recorded a double-double with 16 points and 15 rebounds, as the Atlanta Hawks advanced to the second round with a 95-74 win over the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 7 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series at Philips Arena. Jamal Crawford had 22 points and six assists off the bench for the Hawks, who were playing in a Game 7 for the fifth time since moving to Atlanta and for the third consecutive postseason. Atlanta was 0-3 in Game 7s before breaking through in the first round versus Miami last season. The third-seeded Hawks will play second-seeded Orlando in the conference semifinals, starting Tuesday. The Magic swept the Bobcats to advance. Michael Bibby (6'2''-G-78, college: Arizona) and Josh Smith (6'9''-F-85) each chipped in 15 points for Atlanta, which shot 47.4 percent from the field and held Milwaukee to 32.6 percent shooting. Brandon Jennings (6'0''-G-89) finished with 15 points for the Bucks, who have lost four consecutive opening-round series since falling to Philadelphia in the 2001 Eastern Conference finals. Luc Mbah a Moute (6'7''-G/F-88, college: UCLA) and Ersan Ilyasova (6'10''-F-87) each had 13 points for Milwaukee, which won the middle three games of this series.


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 Lakers26.8 
 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 Jazz10.5 
 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. Davis, LA Clippers1.7 
 10. Iguodala, Philadel.1.7 
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 


Too much Kobe down the stretch, Lakers win against Jazz 104-99 - by Eurobasket News
Kobe Bryant (6'6''-G-78) scored 31 points, including 13 in the final six minutes, and the Los Angeles Lakers captured Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinal series with a 104-99 victory over the Utah Jazz.

Bryant went 12-of-19 from the field and a perfect 7-of-7 from the free throw line for the Lakers, who have beaten Utah 15 straight times at Staples Center, including playoff contests. This is the third consecutive season these two teams have met in postseason play, with Los Angeles taking each of the last two series.

Winning a series opening game is also crucial for Lakers head coach Phil Jackson, whose teams have advanced 45 out of 45 times when coming out victorious in Game 1. Jackson also eclipsed legendary Los Angeles coach Pat Riley for most postseason wins in franchise history with his 103rd as the Lakers head man.

(Utah is) a good offensive team, Jackson said. Theyre playing undermanned right now, but theyre playing as a team. We found a way to get the momentum back in the last six minutes. We anticipate that this will be a physical series.

Pau Gasol (7'0''-F/C-80) added 25 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks for the Lakers, who are 57-7 all time in series when winning Game 1. Derek Fisher added 10 points in the win.

Deron Williams (6'3''-G-84, college: Illinois) had 24 points and eight assists to pace the Jazz, who made only one field goal in the final four minutes, as they were outscored by a 15-6 margin in that stretch. Carlos Boozer (6'10''-F/C-80, college: Duke) contributed 18 points and 12 boards, while Paul Millsap (6'7''-F-85, college: Louisiana Tech) and C.J. Miles (6'6''-G-87) each had 16 points in defeat.

A good effort by us, except for the slow start, Williams said. Im happy with the way we played. We had a chance to win the game, but we couldnt get stops. Were going to have to play better defense and make life a little harder for them.

Wesley Matthews (6'5''-G-86, college: Marquette) scored 14 points for Utah, which will look to even this series at Staples Center in Tuesdays Game 2.

The Lakers led by one as the clock ticked under two minutes in regulation, and Bryants pull-up jumper from the free throw line just over the outstretched hand of a defender was good for a 96-93 lead with 1:20 remaining.

Williams responded by driving to the hoop and drawing a foul on Lamar Odom, resulting in two free throws to again make it a one-point game.

Odom made up for the foul, pulling down a crucial offensive rebound off a Bryant fadeaway miss and following with an easy layup for a 98-95 Lakers edge with 49.9 ticks on the clock.

Fisher came up with a key steal on Utahs next possession, and Bryant responded by knifing through the Utah defense for an acrobatic layup and five- point lead with 22.6 seconds left.

Bryants two free throws with 19 seconds to go kept it a five-point game, and the Jazz missed two shots on their ensuing possession. Gasol drilled a pair of free throws with 10.7 seconds remaining to seal the Lakers win.

Both teams played tight early until the Lakers opened up a double-digit lead with an 8-0 burst. Bryant began and ended the run with a jumper, giving Los Angeles a 26-15 advantage with under four minutes left in the first quarter.

Utah battled back to make it a seven-point game, 30-23, heading to the second, in which the hosts increased their lead up to 14, 39-25, following a 9-0 burst that ended on Odoms three-pointer.

We had a terrible start and got ourselves in a hole, said Jazz head coach Jerry Sloan. We finally got back into the game when we started to do the things were supposed to do. (The Lakers are) a very smart team and get what they want most of the time. We have to toughen up; we have to be more forceful.

The Jazz stayed within striking distance, however, and the margin stood at 53-45 in favor of Los Angeles at halftime.

The Lakers maintained their cushion until back-to-back three-pointers from Matthews and Miles brought Utah within 63-60 with 6:15 left in the third.

Los Angeles came back with the next six points, including two baskets from Fisher, to reclaim a nine-point lead, and the Lakers took an 81-73 edge to the fourth.

Utah moved in front early in the final period with 10 consecutive points. With the Jazz down by seven and facing the Lakers second unit, Millsap keyed the run with two layups, and Boozers basket with 6 1/2 minutes to play put the visitors ahead, 85-82.

Los Angeles re-inserted its starters near the tail end of the spurt, and Gasol tied the game at 85-85 on a three-point play with six minutes left.

We put ourselves in a little bit of a hole, Bryant said. Our second unit has to play better. It got really tough sitting on the bench, so I had to check myself back into the game. We had to buckle down in the fourth quarter.

Utah went up by four with four minutes left after back-to-back baskets by Miles and Matthews, but Bryant came back with a pair of free throws and a three-point play to put the Lakers ahead, 94-93, with 3:16 remaining.



Game Notes

The Lakers improved to 4-0 at home this postseason and 67-13 at Staples Center all-time in the playoffsUtahs last win on the road over the Lakers came on January 1, 2006Los Angeles beat the Jazz in five games in last years first round and in six games in the 2008 conference semisBryant moved into sole possession for second place on the Lakers franchise list in postseason made free throws with 1,075. He also moved ahead of Jerry West for second on the teams list of made field goals in the playoffs with 1,626Jackson went 24-0 with the Bulls when winning Game 1 and is 21-0 with the LakersUtah is 29-83 all-time in road playoff gamesLakers center Andrew Bynum, who was questionable with a knee injury, recorded eight points and 10 boards in 25 minutes.


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Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Eric DEVENDORF
  Wellington
  (193-G-87)
  Avg: 24.3
 1. Devendorf, Waikato24.3 
 2. Webster, Harbour .23.6 
 3. Tisby, Otago23.5 
 4. Leasure, Taranaki23.0 
 5. Rose, Southland S.22.6 
 6. Amaya, Otago21.6 
 7. Jeter, Manawatu20.5 
 8. Hudson, Wellington20.3 
 9. Winitana, Cougars19.9 
 10. Jones, Nelson19.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Alex PLEDGER
  Waikato
  (216-C-87)
  Avg: 13.2
 1. Pledger, Waikato13.2 
 2. Tisby, Otago10.3 
 3. Boucher, Harbour .10.0 
 4. Terrell, Bay Hawks9.9 
 5. Rickert, Harbour .9.7 
 6. Abercrombie, Waika.8.2 
 7. Vukona, Nelson8.1 
 8. Rougeau, Southlan.8.0 
 9. Maxey, Wellington7.8 
 10. Frank, Wellington7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Lindsay TAIT
  Wellington
  (194-G-82)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Tait, Wellington5.7 
 2. Boucher, Harbour .5.3 
 3. Jones, Nelson4.6 
 4. Pace, Bay Hawks4.5 
 5. Kench, Cougars4.4 
 6. Devendorf, Waikato4.1 
 7. Davey, Taranaki3.6 
 8. Daly, Cougars3.5 
 9. Amaya, Otago3.1 
 10. Allen, Waikato3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Corey WEBSTER
  Harbour Heat
  (185-G-88)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Webster, Harbour .3.3 
 2. Rougeau, Southlan.3.3 
 3. Devendorf, Waikato2.7 
 4. Te Huna, Manawatu2.6 
 5. Rose, Southland S.2.6 
 6. Tait, Wellington2.5 
 7. Leasure, Taranaki2.3 
 8. Kench, Cougars2.2 
 9. Boucher, Harbour .2.1 
 10. Jones, Nelson2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Alex PLEDGER
  Waikato
  (216-C-87)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Pledger, Waikato2.4 
 2. Harrison, Nelson2.2 
 3. Abercrombie, Waika.2.0 
 4. Terrell, Bay Hawks1.6 
 5. Rougeau, Southlan.1.5 
 6. Behrendorff, Couga.1.3 
 7. Rickert, Harbour .1.1 
 8. Vukona, Nelson1.0 
 9. Johnson, Taranaki1.0 
 10. Trueman, Taranaki1.0 


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


NBL Round: 9 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Nelson - Bay Hawks 68-57
Nelson registered the seventh win in the season as they held off the Bay Hawks at home court. Phill Jones (196-G-74) scored 19 points, issued 8 assists and grabbed 5 boards to lead the Giants. Tony Rampton (214-C-76, college: Iowa St.) accounted for 13 points in the win. Jon Rogers (204-F/C-84, college: Valdosta St.) responded with 16 points and 7 rebounds for the Bay Hawks.

Waikato - Manawatu 87-80
Waikato stayed on top of the ladder as they knocked down Manawatu for the eighth win in the season. Thomas Abercrombie (198-G/F-87, college: Washington St.) delivered 32 points and 10 rebounds for the Pistons. Tony Ronaldson (203-F-72) added 15 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Darryl Hudson (196-G-85, college: Howard) tallied 23 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists for the Jets.

Wellington - Harbour Heat 126-90
Wellington showed their title ambitions with a rout of the league leading Harbor Heat. Eric Devendorf (193-G-87, college: Syracuse) orchestrated the show as he unleashed 38 points and issued 5 assists to lead the Saints. Lindsay Tait (194-G-82) added 21 points and 12 assists for the hosts. Rick Rickert (211-F-83, agency: Court Side, college: Minnesota) notched 23 points for the Heat. Benny Anthony accounted for 20 points in the loss.

Cougars - Harbour Heat 91-82
Christchurch overcame Harbour Heat sending those to the second straight defeat. Trenton Wurtz (203-F-83, college: Indiana St.) stepped up with 30 points and 9 caroms to lead the hosts. Jeremy Kench (187-G-84) contributed 28 points as the Cougars improved at 5-8 record. Corey Webster (185-G-88, college: Lambuth) answered with 22 points for the Heat.



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


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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. Miller, Polonia Azbud17.6 
 8. Okafor, Polpharma17.4 
 9. Swanson, AZS K.17.1 
 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. Chappell, Znicz8.2 
 3. Kuzminskas, Trefl S.8.2 
 4. Daniels, Energa C.8.1 
 5. Ibrahim, ISS S.7.9 
 6. Kesicki, ISS S.7.8 
 7. NaNa, Polonia Azbud7.6 
 8. Wallace, PGE Turow7.2 
 9. Kinnard, Trefl S.7.2 
 10. Okafor, Polpharma7.1 
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.5.1 
 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. Milicic, AZS K.4.1 
 10. Hughes, Polonia .4.0 
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. Bialek, PBG Basket1.7 
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 


PLK Round: 4 (Quarter-Finals) - by Eurobasket News
AZS Koszalin - Polpharma 77-89
Polpharma joined the PLK semis after they defeated AZS Koszalin in the fourth game of the series. Tony Weeden (186-G-83, college: Chicago St.) scored 19 points to pace the visitors. Patrick Okafor (203-F-79, college: Houston) delivered 15 points for Polpharma. Michael Kuebler (195-G/F-82, college: Hawaii) responded with 19 points for AZS Koszalin. George Reese (201-F-77, college: Ohio St.) notched 18 points and 8 rebounds in the loss.

PGE Turow - Trefl Sopot 68-75
Trefl Sopot entered the semifinal stage after they shocked PGE Turow on the road tonight. Lawrence Kinnard (202-F-86, college: UAB) and Gintaras Kadziulis (193-G-80) came up with 19 points apiece for Trefl Sopot. Michal Hlebowicki (204-F-76) netted 12 points and collected 11 rebounds for the winning charge. Michael Wright (203-F-80, agency: Priority Sports, college: Arizona) answered with 18 points for PGE Turow.



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LPB Round: 2 (Quarter-Finals) - by Eurobasket News
VSC Guimar. - Illiabum 71-58
Roderick Nealy (198-F-80, agency: Gross Zeev ISA, college: Houston Baptist) scored 28 points and pulled down 17 rebounds to lead Guimaraes past Illibaum. Fernando Neves and Tommie Eddie (201-F/C-82, college: Mississippi) contributed 15 points apiece for the winning team. James St.Robert (203-F/C-86, agency: Rice and Rice, college: Dowling) top-scored with 19 points for Illibaum.

Benfica - AD Vagos 101-78
Will Frisby (203-F/C-81, college: Miami (FL)) knocked down 20 points to lead Benfica to the second straight win over AD Vagos. Joao Santos (205-C-79, college: Nevada) contributed 17 points for the reigning champions. Nuno Perdigao (194-G-78) answered with 18 points for AD Vagos in the loss.

Porto Ferpinta - Academica 78-73
Porto stepped closer to the semifinal as they toppled Academica in the second game of the quarterfinal series. Gregory Stempin (203-F-79, agency: Duran International, college: Toledo) notched 22 points and 10 rebounds for the Dragons. Nuno Marcal (205-F-75) accounted for 16 points and 7 caroms in the victory. Anthony Williams (201-F-84, agency: Heinrich Sports, college: Grambling St.) delivered 20 points for Academica.

Ovarense - CAB 78-58
Ovarense are now 2-0 up on CAB Madeira. Christopher Lee (206-C, college: S.Carolina St.) tallied 22 points, 5 boards and 5 assists to pace Ovarense. Miguel Miranda (205-F-78) canned 14 points and 7 boards for the home side. Dwayne Archbold (198-F/G-80, college: Siena) answered with 15 points for CAB Madeira.



Stats Leaders - UZO Liga
Points Per Game
 Brandon DAGANS
  Ginasio
  (185-G-)
  Avg: 22.2
 1. Dagans, Ginasio22.2 
 2. Crutchfield, Sampa.21.8 
 3. Madison, Sampaense20.5 
 4. Waller, Ovarense18.6 
 5. Powers, Fisica18.4 
 6. Nealy, VSC Guimar.18.3 
 7. Ramos, Benfica18.3 
 8. Smith, AD Vagos18.0 
 9. Clark, Barreirense17.6 
 10. Webster, CAB17.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Roderick NEALY
  VSC Guimar.
  (198-F-80)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Nealy, VSC Guimar.10.8 
 2. Lee, Ovarense9.9 
 3. Smith, AD Vagos9.8 
 4. Johnson, Fisica9.5 
 5. Johnson, Academica9.4 
 6. Wilson, Sampaense9.2 
 7. St.Robert, Illiabum9.0 
 8. Terrell, Porto F.8.6 
 9. Shaw, Illiabum8.2 
 10. Sowell, Barreirense7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Jaime SILVA
  VSC Guimar.
  (187-G-80)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Silva, VSC Guimar.2.7 
 2. Felix, Illiabum2.5 
 3. Costa, Ginasio2.3 
 4. Simoes, Academica2.3 
 5. Dagans, Ginasio2.2 
 6. Schneider, CAB2.2 
 7. Balseiro, Sampa.2.2 
 8. Pedroso, CAB2.1 
 9. Sousa, Academica2.0 
 10. Williams, Academica1.9 
Steals Per Game
 Jose COSTA
  Ginasio
  (187-G-73)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Costa, Ginasio6.4 
 2. Manarte, Ovarense6.3 
 3. Felix, Illiabum6.0 
 4. Reveles, AD Vagos5.2 
 5. Sing, Sampaense5.0 
 6. Mims, VSC Guimar.4.4 
 7. Perdigao, AD Vagos4.4 
 8. Fernandes, CAB4.3 
 9. Simoes, Academica4.3 
 10. Miranda, Ovarense4.2 
Blocks Per Game
 John SMITH
  AD Vagos
  (203-F-84)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Smith, AD Vagos1.8 
 2. DeWitz, Benfica1.3 
 3. Terrell, Porto F.1.3 
 4. Wilson, Sampaense1.2 
 5. Lee, Ovarense1.2 
 6. Grimes, Academica1.2 
 7. Soderberg, CAB1.2 
 8. Stempin, Porto F.1.0 
 9. Voorhees, AD Vagos1.0 
 10. Austin, Ginasio1.0 


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Standings - BSN
BSN Standings
 1. Bayamon 16-5 
 2. Capitanes 15-4 
 3. Ponce 10-8 
 4. Santurce 10-9 
 5. San German 10-10 
 6. Guaynabo 9-11 
 7. Quebradillas 9-11 
 8. Humacao 8-12 
 9. Isabela 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, Isabela19.1 
 7. Nailon, Ponce18.5 
 8. Ayuso, Capitanes18.2 
 9. Mays, Humacao18.1 
 10. Perez, Isabela17.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Shawn PRIUTT
  Isabela
  (208-C-85)
  Avg: 13.5
 1. Priutt, Isabela13.5 
 2. Sweetney, Santurce12.3 
 3. Narvaez, Ponce10.1 
 4. Dyer, San German9.9 
 5. Traylor, Bayamon9.6 
 6. Aubry, Capitanes9.6 
 7. Reyes, Capitanes9.1 
 8. Mays, Humacao9.0 
 9. Collins, Ponce9.0 
 10. Walker, Guaynabo8.6 
Assists Per Game
 Christian DALMAU
  Bayamon
  (194-G-77)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Dalmau, Bayamon6.1 
 2. Russell, Quebradillas5.4 
 3. Copeland, San G.4.9 
 4. Cruz, Ponce4.9 
 5. Hatton, Ponce4.8 
 6. Graham, Mayaguez4.7 
 7. Guzman, Guaynabo4.6 
 8. Berdiel, Humacao4.3 
 9. Rivera, Isabela4.2 
 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, Bayamon1.9 
 4. Rivera, Isabela1.7 
 5. Redhage, Quebradillas1.6 
 6. Perez, Isabela1.6 
 7. Austin, San German1.5 
 8. Pickett, Capitanes1.5 
 9. Mojica, Bayamon1.5 
 10. Mays, Humacao1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Shawn PRIUTT
  Isabela
  (208-C-85)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Priutt, Isabela1.3 
 2. Gainous, Santurce1.3 
 3. Russell, Quebradillas1.3 
 4. Reyes, Capitanes1.3 
 5. Perez, Isabela1.2 
 6. Mays, Humacao1.1 
 7. Berdiel, Humacao1.0 
 8. Nailon, Quebradillas1.0 
 9. Nieves, Santurce1.0 
 10. Maye, Mayaguez0.9 


Ayuso with some 4th Quarter heroics sinks Indians - by Luis Ramirez
In a game that was much closer than the Captains would have liked, Larry Ayuso (190-G-77, agency: Global Sports Plaza, college: USC) scored 13 points in the last 3 minutes of the game to give the Captains a hard fought win over the Mayaguez Indians 85-78.

In the 1st quarter the Captains took a 2 point lead 22-20 and at half time the Captains were leading by 5 points, 43-38.

In the 2nd half, the Indians kept pace with the Captains, at the end of the 3rd quarter the score was 64-58. The Indians cut the lead to just 3 points71-68 in the 4th quarter with 3:05 left in the game and then it was Larry Ayuso (190-G-77, agency: Global Sports Plaza, college: USC) who was brought in to squelch all hopes for the Indians.

For Arecibo, Larry Ayuso (190-G-77, agency: Global Sports Plaza, college: USC) scored 24 points followed by Tim Pickett with 14 points and 10 rebounds.

For Mayaguez, Alex Galindo scored 23 points with 8 rebounds while James Maye scored 21 points.



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  QATAR   


Life in Qatar with an Unprofessional Club (Al Ahli) - by Marcus Session
Well, what I can say besides Im glad to be home. Who would have ever thought a team could just keep you in their country stranded, and refuse to reply to any type of contact you make towards them in regards to payment and being sent home. I mean, what kind of mentality says that you dont have to respond when agents and players are trying to contact you. Well to any of my fellow players, if you plan on playing for Al Ahli Sports club in Qatar anytime soon, plan to make other arrangements. I dont know if this is just a Qatari mindset but as long as they need your services they are very good at responding, but once its time to fulfill their end of the bargain, they happen to disappear into thin air. This was my experience the last few weeks there. A totally unprofessional manager was Khaled Abdulla. They didnt pay me all of what they owed me, and still havent paid nor responded to my agent. But its not a money issue with me, its an issue of integrity and professionalism. And in this profession, I would advise anyone not to play for this team. When i left, there were still 2 other imports from Africa that were still unpaid and being lied to. This showed absolutely no consideration for other people and their lives.

Anyways, other than that, i had a great time meeting fascinating people, such as my teammates, players from other teams, and people around the city of Doha. Doha is a beautiful city, but theres no place like home in Houston TX. On my daily walks I would encounter a unique blend of Arabic, Indian and Filipino culture. Kids would always come up to me and say 'whats up dude though it sounded broken up, I feel the young fellas. One little boy asked me if I knew Akon, lol. The staff at the Doha Mall Chilis came to know me quite well as I would go there night after night and eat the same meal, which they pre-made, while watching NBA playoff games a day later than everyone in the USA saw them. One thing that never changed was my sleep pattern though. Doha is 8 hours ahead of Houston time and I would go to bed at 7am every morning. Basketball in Qatar was ok. There were some god players on every team, but I think the league would be a lot more competitive if two imports were allowed on each team for the whole season. Overall it was a good trip, decent experience other than dealing with and unprofessional club. And dont get me wrong the bad experience with the club wasnt a total loss for me. I had lots of time to read some books that serve to help me become a better Husband, Friend, Player, Mentor, Son, Father and Citizen. So I guess it was something I really needed, time to get away, and lots of forced free time, because my wife can tell you that although highly educated, I HATE to read. But when left with no other choice or option, its amazing what God can bring out of a person.
Till Next time, take Care and God Bless
Sesh



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Goettingen win EuroChallenge! - by Eurobasket News
Goettingen - Krasnye Krylia 83:75

Goettingen claimed the 2010 EuroChallenge title. The German team supported by the home fans defeated Krasnye Krylia for the crown. Christopher McNaughton (211-C-82, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Bucknell) accounted for 22 points and 5 rebounds to pace the hosts.
Taylor Rochestie (185-G-85, college: Washington St.) set things rolling at the start of the game. Ernest Bremer (196-G-80, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: St.Bonaventure) responded from beyond the arc but Goettingen accounted for the next 6 points to take back the lead. The teams traded baskets throughout the reminder of the frame before Biggs capped it with a three-pointer drawing things level at 17. The lead changed hands for several times early in the second term. Ben Jacobson (188-G-83, college: N.Iowa) and Taylor Rochestie finally dropped 4 points in a row to ensure a 34:28 advantage for the home team at halftime.
Boone and Oliver kept Goettingen in charge early in the third period. Christopher McNaughton and Ben Jacobson gave the German side a 48:39 lead with just over three minutes to go in the frame. Krasnye Krylia could not get any closer as Goettingen enjoyed a 57:45 lead at the final break. Christopher McNaughton and Ben Jacobson continued to deliver regularly as the hosts stayed in front. The lead reached a 15-point mark as Goettingen dominated in the final stanza. Krasnye Krylia managed to cut the deficit to 7 points but got no closer losing the championship clash.
Ben Jacobson delivered 17 points for Goettingen. Taylor Rochestie added 14 points and 6 assists in the victory. Luis Flores (188-G-81, college: Manhattan) answered with 22 points for Krasnye Krylia. Valdas Vasylius (203-F-83, college: ODU) and Ernest Bremer had 11 points apiece in the loss.

Goettingen: Christopher McNaughton 22, Ben Jacobson 17, Taylor Rochestie 14
Krasnye Krylia: Luis Flores 22, Valdas Vasylius 11, Ernest Bremer 11



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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. Vukosavljevi., Prolet.5.7 
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. Borovcanin, Sloga1.7 
 8. Dundjerski, Beograd1.7 
 9. Djordjevic, Sloga1.6 
 10. Radulovic, Masinac1.5 
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 


Superleague: Round 6 review - by Eurobasket News
Partizan - Borac 91-70
Partizan continued with its winning way after defeating Borac 91-70. Defending champions were led by Branislav Djekic (207-F/C-91, agency: Beo Basket) and Lester McCalebb (183-G-85, college: New Orleans), who scored 14 and 11 points respectively. Aleksandar Rasic (195-G-84, agency: Beo Basket) also scored 11 points, while Slavko Vranes (229-C-83, agency: Beo Basket) finished the match with 10. For Borac, Branko Jorovic (205-F-81, agency: Beo Basket) and Nikola Micevic (196-G-82) stood out with 17 and 13 points respectively.

Radnicki K. - Crvena Zvez. 103-95 OT
Radnicki Kragujevac needed overtime to hand a defeat to Crvena Zvezda. After a thrilling conclusion to the match, hosts used OT to secure 103-95 win. Miljan Rakic (195-G-86, agency: BeoExcell) and Vukasin Aleksic (182-G-85, agency: Beo Basket) led the winners with 24 and 20 points for the game. They got help from Marko Brkic (206-F/C-82, agency: Beo Basket) who added 19 points as well as Marko Cakarevic who scored 11 points. For visiting side, Nemanja Bjelica (209-F/C-88, agency: Interperformances) shinned with 31 points, while Vladimir Stimac (209-C-87, agency: Interperformances) was also good finishing the game with 18 points and 11 rebounds.

Hemofarm - FMP 96-94
Hemofarm and FMP played a thriller of a match in which hosts had little more sports luck to secure 96-94 win. With this win Hemofarm has managed to stay on same score as Partizan and they will be battling for home court advantage in the playoffs. Milan Macvan (205-F-89) led the way for Hemofarm with 17 points. Stefan Markovic (194-G-88) followed with 15 points, while Milos Borisov (201-F-85) and Bojan Krstovic (194-G-80) added 14 and 13 points respectively. FMP got 23 points from Filip Videnov (196-F/G-80, agency: Interperformances, college: W.Kentucky), while Miroslav Raduljica (213-C-88, agency: Buck Andre) and Filip Covic chipped in 18 points apiece.


Tamis and Metalac will meet on May 5th


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ACB Round: 32 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Unicaja - Valladolid 88-58
Unicaja rolled over Valladolid 88-58 thanks to 19 points by Saul Blanco (195-G/F-85), as well as 15 points by Carlos Jimenez (205-F-76) who came off the bench. Valladolid was led by Eulis Baez (201-F-82, college: W.Illinois), who was the only player in double digits with 13 points.

Valencia BC - Cajasol 66-58
Nando De Colo (202-G-87) had 18 points and Thomas Kelati (195-G/F-82, college: Washington St.) added 11 as they led Valencia BC to win over Cajasol 66-58. For visiting side, Dusko Savanovic (204-F/C-83, agency: Beo Basket) and Tariq Kirksay (199-F-79, college: Iona) stood out with 15 and 12 points respectively.

Xacobeo BS - Gran Canaria 56-71
Gran Canaria was better than Xacobeo BS 56-71 as James Augustine (208-F-84, agency: Priority Sports, college: Illinois) and Jaycee Carroll (188-G-83, agency: Priority Sports) scored 20 and 19 points respectively. Hosts were led by Javier Bulfoni (192-G-76) and Reyshawn Terry (203-F-84, college: N.Carolina) who scored 14 points apiece.

Meridiano A. - DKV Joventut 94-85
Txemi Urtasun (193-G-84, agency: Interperformances) had 22 points, while Pape Sow (208-F-81, college: Cal.St. Fullerton) and Mario Stojic (198-G/F-80, agency: Interperformances) added 18 and 15 respectively leading Meridiano Alicante to 94-85 win over DKV Joventut. For Juventud, Antonio Bueno (209-F/C-80, agency: Interperformances) and Henk Norel (212-F/C-87) had 16 and 14 points each.

Lagun Aro GBC - Granada 84-81
Antwain Barbour (196-G/F-82, agency: Court Side, college: Kentucky) had 19 points, while Andy Panko (204-F-77, college: Lebanon Valley) and David Doblas (207-C-81) chipped in 17 apiece as they helped Lagun Aro GBC to 84-81 win over Granada. On the other side, Jon Stefansson (196-G-82) had 22 points off the bench ,while Jimmie Hunter (196-G-77, college: Life) added 16 points.

MMC Real M. - Caja Laboral 74-80
Caja Laboral stunned Real in Madrid as they won the game 74-80 primarily thanks to the play of Marcelinho Huertas (191-G-83, agency: Edge Sports), who came off the bench to score 17 points, as well as Tiago Splitter (211-C/F-85, agency: Interperformances) and Carl English (192-G-81, college: Hawaii), who added 15 and 13 points respectively. For Real Madrid, Sergio Llull (190-G-87) had 23 points, while Pablo Prigioni followed closely with 22 points.

Manresa - Fuenlabrada 76-69
Manresa hosted Fuenlabrada and won the game 76-69 primarily thanks to Kaloyan Ivanov (205-F-86) and Jordi Grimau (195-G-83) who led the way with 11 and 10 points respectively. For Fuenlabrada, not even 14 and 13 points by Ferran Lavina (192-G-77, agency: Court Side) and Esteban Batista (208-F/C-83) could save them from loss.

Bizkaia Bilbao - Estudiantes 73-78
Estudiantes stole one from their hosts Bizkaia Bilbao winning the contest 73-78 thanks to 20 point effort by Nik Caner-Medley (203-F-83, agency: Priority Sports, college: Maryland), as well as 16 points by Christopher Lofton (188-G-86, college: Tennessee). For Bilbao, Janis Blums (190-G-82) led the way with 19 points and Marko Banic (204-F-84) followed with 13 of his own.

CB Murcia - Regal Barca 54-73
Boniface Ndong (213-C-77) scored 11 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, while Pete Mickeal (199-F-78, college: Cincinnati) and Lubos Barton (202-F/G-80, college: Valparaiso) added 10 points each as they led Regal Barca to 54-73 win over Murcia. Hosts got 15 points from Milos Vujanic (192-G-80), while Vitor Faverani (211-C-88, agency: Interperformances) has added double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds.


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. Splitter, Caja L.16.3 
 5. Tucker, DKV J.16.3 
 6. Vasiliadis, Xacob.16.0 
 7. Navarro, Regal B.14.6 
 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. Augustine, Gran C.7.0 
 5. Moss, CB Murcia6.9 
 6. Hendrix, Granada6.9 
 7. Splitter, Caja L.6.8 
 8. Panko, Lagun A.6.6 
 9. Jackson, Xacobeo BS6.5 
 10. Caner-Medley, Estudi.6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Omar COOK
  Unicaja
  (186-G-82)
  Avg: 6
 1. Cook, Unicaja6.0 
 2. Stanic, Xacobeo BS5.0 
 3. Huertas, Caja L.4.9 
 4. Valters, DKV J.4.6 
 5. Rubio, Regal Barca4.3 
 6. Dumas, Valladolid4.1 
 7. Calloway, Cajasol4.0 
 8. Norris, Gran C.4.0 
 9. Oliver, Estudiantes3.8 
 10. Prigioni, MMC R.3.8 
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 Barca2.0 
 4. Van Lacke, Valladolid1.8 
 5. Rodriguez, Bizkai.1.6 
 6. Triguero, Cajasol1.5 
 7. Vasiliadis, Xacob.1.5 
 8. Calloway, Cajasol1.4 
 9. Lewis, Manresa1.4 
 10. Lofton, Estudiantes1.4 
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. Aguilar, Granada1.2 
 5. Lavrinovic, MMC R.1.2 
 6. Batista, Fuenlabr.1.1 
 7. Freeland, Unicaja1.0 
 8. Barnes, Valladolid1.0 
 9. Savane, Gran C.1.0 
 10. Lishchuk, Valencia.1.0 


Urtasun Celebrates With Weekly MVP Award - by Paul Nilsen
Txemi Urtasun (193-G-84, agency: Interperformances) has plenty of reasons to celebrate right now - a 26th Birthday, ACB status secured for Meridiano Alicante and also the MVP award for week 32. He helped his team to a 94-85 success against DKV Joventut who continue in their struggles to stop the freefall that has knocked them out of the play-off picture. Urtasun registered a valuation of 26 after firing 22 points in just over 29 minutes of action including four triples, three assists, three rebounds and three steals. Alicante are now enjoying the safety of mid-table and move to within just one win of Badalona.

Standings - ACB
ACB Standings
 1. Regal Barca 30-3 
 2. Caja Laboral 26-6 
 3. MMC Real M. 25-7 
 4. Valencia BC 22-10 
 5. Cajasol 18-14 
 6. Unicaja 17-15 
 7. Estudiantes 17-15 
 8. Gran Canaria 16-15 
 9. Bizkaia Bilbao 14-18 
 10. Granada 14-18 
 11. DKV Joventut 14-18 
 12. Manresa 13-19 
 13. Meridiano A. 13-19 
 14. Valladolid 12-20 
 15. Lagun Aro GBC 12-20 
 16. Fuenlabrada 12-20 
 17. Xacobeo BS 8-24 
 18. CB Murcia 5-27 


Stats Leaders - LEB Gold
Points Per Game
 Darren PHILLIP
  CAI Zaragoza
  (201-F-78)
  Avg: 18.1
 1. Phillip, CAI Z.18.1 
 2. Donaldson, La La.17.7 
 3. Riera, Mallorca17.3 
 4. Morley, Burgos17.0 
 5. Guillen, La Laguna16.1 
 6. Roe, Tenerife15.5 
 7. Humphrey, Leon15.3 
 8. Hess, CB Tarragona14.8 
 9. Quinteros, CAI Z.14.8 
 10. Robinson, Melilla14.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jakim DONALDSON
  La Laguna
  (203-C/F-83)
  Avg: 11
 1. Donaldson, La La.11.0 
 2. Sinanovic, Clin.Rin.9.1 
 3. Starosta, Melilla8.9 
 4. Lima, Clin.Rincon8.3 
 5. Arteaga, Palencia8.2 
 6. Adrien, Breogan7.9 
 7. Coleman, Breogan7.8 
 8. Phillip, CAI Z.7.5 
 9. Padgett, La Palma7.4 
 10. Roe, Tenerife7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Diego CIORCIARI
  Vive Menorca
  (185-G-80)
  Avg: 4.9
 1. Ciorciari, Vive M.4.9 
 2. Mendiburu, CB Tarra.4.4 
 3. Cherry, Caceres4.2 
 4. Mena, La Palma4.1 
 5. Jimenez, Melilla3.5 
 6. Bernabe, Leon3.4 
 7. Perez, Cornella3.4 
 8. Hernandez, Burgos3.2 
 9. Sabat, Girona3.0 
 10. Urtasun, Leon2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Xavier RABASEDA
  Regal Barca
  (199-G/F-89)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Rabaseda, Cornella2.4 
 2. Lescano, CAI Z.2.3 
 3. Blanch, Mallorca2.2 
 4. Fuentes, Clin.Rincon2.1 
 5. Ayon, Tenerife1.9 
 6. Boccia, Tenerife1.9 
 7. Quinteros, CAI Z.1.9 
 8. Howell, Ourense1.8 
 9. Xavier, Breogan1.7 
 10. Perez, Cornella1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrew NAYMICK
  Caceres
  (208-C-85)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Naymick, Caceres1.9 
 2. Sinanovic, Clin.Rin.1.6 
 3. Elonu, CAI Zaragoza1.5 
 4. Diouf, CB Tarragona1.5 
 5. Donaldson, La La.1.5 
 6. Ayon, Tenerife1.4 
 7. Joseph, Cornella1.2 
 8. Samb, Cornella1.2 
 9. Roe, Tenerife1.0 
 10. Coleman, Breogan0.9 


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  SYRIA   


Dead or Alive!! - by Kenyon Gamble
Yeah,

I'm back, and I got a story to tell. Its been a week since I addressed my loyal following, so let me tell you whats new. We're riding back on a bus that smells like an old fireman's boots. At one point we were riding Benz Buses, then we went to Honda, and now were on a top of the line Pinto. Flat Screen TVs to Big Backs; hydraulics to no shocks; air conditioners to open windows, leather seats to dusty cotton. Yeah, it goes from great to bad real fast in this world. When you are 6 and 0, you have the international news cameras following you around the hotel, but you lose a few games, and you got the local mascot telling your story. One thing that has been consistent is our fans.

Now granted, when we were undefeated, we had 4000 fans at every game going nuts. I MEAN NUTS. I thought we had the best fans in the world, not just Syria. They come with the drums, the horns, the whistles, their bull horns, their confetti, their tissue, but most importantly, they come with their VOICE. When these fans are ready, they are READY. Think about that time when you went up to your mom, when she was blasting her favorite song through the big speakers sitting on the floor, and you attempted to ask a question; think about when you went to your favorite bands concert and the lead singer walks out and imagine the eruption of the crowd; think about when you turn your IPOD ( I prefer a Zune) to the maximum volume and you jam to your favorite song; think about when you're sitting in the lunch room in primary school and you find out you have recess for the rest of the day; think about the arena when the home team gets the winning goal with 1 second left on the clock. Whichever you can relate to, when you cant hear yourself talk, MULTIPLY IT BY 10. The Al Ittihad Aleppo fans are UNBELIEVABLE. Like everywhere, you have many bandwagon fans that only come around when you are doing great, but I mean the REAL FANS. They all start to do this un-synchronized whistling with full power. I don't mean the long whistles that your tea kettle does when its hot, but I mean the short burst of noise similar to a bird chirp. Imagine it 100 times louder, and 4000 fan dong this powerful whistle all at once. You can't hear yourself talk, so you most definitely can't hear what your teammates and coaches are telling you, as they try to give you instructions. These are how great the Al Ittihad Aleppo fans are when they are present. After the downwards spiral from first place to the middle of the pack, they rapidly started to disappear, but we still had a following that stayed loyal. I REALLY APPRECIATE THEM.

We were in the final game of the first-round series tonight, but we were on the road in Homs, Syria. Its win or go home; that's it, that's all. Will we concede or succeed? We had our loyal following of about 30 to 40 fans in the opponents gym. One guy is at EVERY game wearing his Al Ittihad Aleppo dress (resembling a home-made quilt with different patches all with Al Ittihad Aleppo decor), and leading our excited fans with a variation of synchronized chants. If I tell you the environment on the road, in Al Karameh's gym, is dangerous; it will be a vast understatement. Its more like life and death. We lose, our fans, they live; we win, our fans may not make it out alive. We go out and give it our all as a team.

The game is intense from start to finish, and with great play from my team, and some key blocked shots from myself in the last minutes of the game, we WIN. On to the final 4 for Al Ittihad Aleppo. This is only the beginning, how will the loyal fans escape from this gym. Al Ittihad Aleppos fans are great, but the Al Karameh fans are HOSTILE, and prove to be dangerous to opponents as well.

As soon as the National Anthem ended the fans threw so many things, from the stands, onto the court. The game started 10 minutes late because the cleaning crew had to remove the water, soda, and all other types of debris from the floor. So imagine what took place after my team, Al Ittihad Aleppo, won the game in the opponent Al Karameh's gym. They threw water bottles, soda cans, glass bottles, rolls of tissue, coins, nails, screws, and whatever else they could get their hands on. My teammates and I sprinted from the floor to the locker room, in fear of being injured from the projectiles coming from the fans. They were breaking out the windows in the arena, as well as trampling the army (who were supposed to protect us) as they rushed onto the floor. One of our faithful fans, who came to support us, was jumped and he rushed into the locker room with blood leaking from his head. It was total chaos!! WE managed to survive the wrath of the unruly fans after we eliminated their team from the playoffs. It was such a bad situation that after we hid out in the locker room for an hour after the game to prevent altercations, we had to have a police escort lead us out of the opposing teams city.

All in all, it was a great, exciting game, and we won by 4 points. Thank God for another win, and another game to compete. ON to the next one! I'm finally off the bus that made my stomach turn as soon as I stepped foot on it, and I'm back in my home city of Aleppo. Next round is against Al Jalaa Aleppo. Yeah, that team that everyone told us will finish in 1st place; the reason we are shooting for NUMBER 2, since our first day of the season. I'm ready, so lets give it our all Al Ittihad Aleppo. RIOCI.

Thanks for tuning in for another chapter in this basketball book. Catch you all soon. Feel free to comment.
KKG
www.kenyongamble.com

This blog is maintained by Kenyon Gamble (212-C-82, college: Tuskegee)



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  TAIWAN   


Stats Leaders
SBL Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
1. Shawn Hawkins, KKL 24.9
2. Alexus Foyle, TM 23.4
3. Cheng Jen-wei, KKL 19.1
4. Jon Sanders, PY 18.0
5. Chen Shun-shiang, BOT 17.5
Rebounds Per Game
1. Jon Sanders, PY 12.8
2. Shawn Hawkins, KKL 11.2
3. Alexus Foyle, TM 9.8
4. Tseng Wen-ting, Yulon 9.1
5. Byron Allen, Dacin 8.6
Assists Per Game
1. Jon Sanders, PY 4.7
2. Chen Shih-nian, TB 4.3
3. Wu Yung-jen, TM 4.1
4. Tseng Wen-ting, Yulon 3.9
5. Chen Chih-chung, Yulon 3.5
Steals Per Game
1. Chang Chih-feng, Dacin 2.3
2. Tseng Wen-ting, Yulon 1.8
3. Shawn Hawkins, KKL 1.5
4. Jon Sanders, PY 1.4
5. Chen Shih-nian, TB 1.4
Blocks Per Game
1. Tseng Wen-ting, Yulon 2.5
2. Cheng Jen-wei, KKL 1.7
3. Wu Tai-hao, TB 1.3
4. Jon Sanders, PY 1.3
5. Byron Allen, Dacin 1.2


Week 14 MVP: Chen Ching-huan - by Chris Wang
Note: An apology for not updating game info for the past week, during which I went to Hong Kong for a business trip. The teams were obviously tanking the final week anyway, resting starters and avoiding injuries before the postseason.

KKL forward/guard Chen Ching-huan was named Week 14 MVP, the final weekly award of the 2010 season. Chen averaged 28 points and 11 rebounds for the week, including a 34-point career-high performance.

For the season, the under-appreciated star averaged 14.7 points, 6.9 rebounds and 1.3 steals.

2010 SBL Weekly MVPs
Week 14: Chen Ching-huan, KKL
Week 13: Shawn Hawkins, KKL
Week 12: Jonathan Sanders, PY
Week 12: Tien Lei, Dacin
Week 10: Jonathan Sanders, PY
Week 9: Chen Shun-hsiang, BOT
Week 8: Chen Chih-chung, Yulon
Week 7: Derek Stribling, TB
Week 6: Jonathan Sanders, PY
Week 5: Alexus Foyle, TM
Week 4: Shawn Hawkins, KKL
Week 3: Chang Chih-feng, Dacin
Week 2: Tseng Wen-ting, Yulon
Week 1: Jonathan Sanders, PY



2010 final SBL stats leaders - by Chris Wang
Scoring
1. Shawn Hawkins, KKL 24.9
2. Alexus Foyle, TM 23.4
3. Cheng Jen-wei, KKL 19.1
4. Jon Sanders, PY 18.0
5. Chen Shun-shiang, BOT 17.5

Rebounding
1. Jon Sanders, PY 12.8
2. Shawn Hawkins, KKL 11.2
3. Alexus Foyle, TM 9.8
4. Tseng Wen-ting, Yulon 9.1
5. Byron Allen, Dacin 8.6

Assists
1. Jon Sanders, PY 4.7
2. Chen Shih-nian, TB 4.3
3. Wu Yung-jen, TM 4.1
4. Tseng Wen-ting, Yulon 3.9
5. Chen Chih-chung, Yulon 3.5

Steals
1. Chang Chih-feng, Dacin 2.3
2. Tseng Wen-ting, Yulon 1.8
3. Shawn Hawkins, KKL 1.5
4. Jon Sanders, PY 1.4
5. Chen Shih-nian, TB 1.4

Blocked Shots
1. Tseng Wen-ting, Yulon 2.5
2. Cheng Jen-wei, KKL 1.7
3. Wu Tai-hao, TB 1.3
4. Jon Sanders, PY 1.3
5. Byron Allen, Dacin 1.2


SBL playoffs: Both semifinal series tied at 1-1 - by Chris Wang
April 30

TB 91-86 (OT) Dacin (TB leads 1-0)

Taiwan Beer came out and shocked defending champ Dacin in the opening game as Derek Stribling scored 8 of his game-high 26 points in overtime. TB also forced Dacin to committ an eye-popping 25 turnovers.

Yang Ching-min had 17 points for TB and Lin Chih-chieh came off the bench to score 14 points in his first game in Taiwan this season.

Dacin was led by Tien Lei's 24 points and 7 rebounds and Byron Allen, who had 18 points and 17 boards. Lin Yi-hui added 16 points.

Yulon 77-60 PY (Yulon leads 1-0)

Yulon used its balanced-scoring and always brilliant defense to contain Pure Youth's perimeter shooting in Game 1 of the semifinal series.

Yang Che-yi scored a team-high 16 points and Lu Cheng-ju had 13 points. Lin Kuan-lun scored 15 while Chen Chih-chung had 11 points and 8 rebounds. Center Tseng Wen-ting turned in 13 boards and 5 assists but only had 8 points on 4-of-14 shooting.

Pure Youth was led by James Mao's 19 points. Jon Sanders had 17 points and 20 rebounds. Chien Chia-hung also had a double-double of 10 points and 10 rebounds.

May 1

Dacin 84-70 TB (Series tied 1-1)

Dacin broke the game open with a 18-5 run in the third quarter to tie the series at 1-1. Tien Lei and import Byron Allen scored 17 each and combined for 20 rebounds.

Chang Chih-fung and Su Yi-chieh had 15 points respectively for the winner.

TB lost its steam in Game 2 as Derek Stribling scored 16 points and Lin Chih-chieh, who dominated the ball too much in the game, had only 11. No other players scored in double-figures.

PY 75-62 Yulon (Series tied 1-1)

Pure Youth made 9 three-pointers in the game and limited Yuon to 6 points in the second quarter to tie the series at one game apiece.

Jon Sanders paced PY with 25 points and 18 rebounds while James Mao had 19 points and 8 boards.

Lu Cheng-ju led Yulon with 15 points. Tseng Wen-ting struggled again. Tseng, widely seen as the league's best center, had only 8 points and 9 rebounds on 4-of-15 shooting.


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  TURKEY   


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. Nelson, Akhisar Bld10.8 
 5. Eiukwu, Usak10.8 
 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. Eris, Istanbul B.B.5.6 
 3. Ogut, Genc Telekom5.6 
 4. Sancar, ITU5.2 
 5. Gacemer, Gelisim5.0 
 6. Kavaklioglu, Hacett.4.5 
 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. Celebioglu, Genc B.2.0 
 6. Erdogan, Duzce G.2.0 
 7. Fisher, Akcakoca P.2.0 
 8. Mutaf, FMV I.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 


Stats Leaders - D1
Points Per Game
 Quincy DOUBY
  Darussafaka
  (191-G-84)
  Avg: 23.6
 1. Douby, Darussafaka23.6 
 2. Shipp, Bornova19.1 
 3. Chatman, Besiktas18.4 
 4. Brown, Bornova18.1 
 5. Hosley, Aliaga18.1 
 6. Baxter, Besiktas17.4 
 7. Heytvelt, Oyak R.17.3 
 8. Stanojevic, Kepez B.17.2 
 9. Toolson, Karsiyaka17.1 
 10. Newley, Besiktas17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jermareo DAVIDSON
  Darussafaka
  (208-F-84)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Davidson, Darussaf.10.7 
 2. Heytvelt, Oyak R.10.0 
 3. Williams, Erdemir9.2 
 4. Hosley, Aliaga8.0 
 5. Aldemir, Karsiyaka7.9 
 6. Bowman, Tofas7.3 
 7. Wesson, Karsiyaka7.1 
 8. Elegar, Bornova6.9 
 9. Smith, Karsiyaka6.9 
 10. Greene, Antalya6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Hakan KOSEOGLU
  Erdemir
  (188-G-81)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Koseoglu, Erdemir8.7 
 2. Chatman, Besiktas6.1 
 3. Ermis, Banvit4.9 
 4. Douby, Darussafaka4.9 
 5. Acik, T.Telekom4.4 
 6. Ukic, Fener.Ulker4.3 
 7. Atsur, Besiktas4.2 
 8. Erdogan, Oyak R.4.2 
 9. James, Mersin4.2 
 10. Smith, Bornova4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Quinton HOSLEY
  Aliaga
  (198-G/F-84)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Hosley, Aliaga2.6 
 2. Davis, T.Telekom2.5 
 3. Chatman, Besiktas2.4 
 4. Smith, Efes Pilsen2.4 
 5. Douby, Darussafaka2.3 
 6. James, Mersin2.0 
 7. Shipp, Bornova1.9 
 8. Famutimi, Oyak R.1.9 
 9. Adams, Oyak R.1.8 
 10. Altay, Aliaga1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Furkan ALDEMIR
  Karsiyaka
  (205-F-91)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Aldemir, Karsiyaka1.4 
 2. Davidson, Darussaf.1.3 
 3. Denison, Tofas1.2 
 4. Solak, Galatasaray1.2 
 5. Elegar, Bornova1.2 
 6. Heytvelt, Oyak R.1.2 
 7. Davis, Banvit1.1 
 8. Bowman, Tofas1.1 
 9. Buckman, Kepez Bld0.9 
 10. Kone, Erdemir0.8 


TB2L Round: 2 (Semi-Finals) - by Eurobasket News
Trabzonspor - Hacettepe Un. 73-66
Trabzonspor hosted Hacettepe in Game 2 of the playoff semifinals and have managed to come up with 73-66 home win. They now hold 2 wins in 2 games and are looking comfortable. Caner Oner (200-F-87) and Firat Aydemir (187-G-80) led the winners with 16 and 14 points respectively. Harold Jamison (204-C-76, college: Clemson) added 12 points to go along his 13 boards, while Ilker Turel (189-G-83, agency: EM-PA) added 10 points. For Hacettepe, Jermaine Dearman (202-F/C-80, agency: Warren Sports International, college: S.Illinois) led the way with 19 points. However, only other player to reach double digits was Ali Kavaklioglu who added 13 points in this loss. Trabzonspor will meet Selcuk today.

Selcuk Univ. - Olin Genclik 57-63
Olin Genclik recorded their first win in the playoffs Semifinals. They had to work hard but in the end they managed to celebrate 57-63 away win. Derya Yannier (191-G-85) and Barkin Cinar (193-G-83) led the winning side with 13 points apiece. David Dixon (211-C-78, agency: Priority Sports, college: Washington) also scored 13 points but he has also collected 11 rebounds as well. On the other side, Antonio Meeking (203-F-81, college: Louisiana Tech) exploded for 26 points and 13 rebounds. However, only other player to reach double digits was Cemal Bayraktar (184-G-82, agency: 1x1 Sports) who added 11 points. Olin Genclik will meet Hacettepe today.



TBL Round: 2 (Quarter-Finals) - by Eurobasket News
Erdemir - Efes Pilsen 72-99
Efes Pilsen once again displayed dominance over Erdemir for 2-0 lead in the series. Bostjan Nachbar (207-G/F-80, agency: Interperformances) and Preston Shumpert (198-G-79, college: Syracuse) led the visiting side with 15 points apiece. Igor Rakocevic (191-G-78) and Kerem Tunceri (190-G-79) were also good in win, finishing the game with 12 points each. For Erdemir, Erkan Veyseloglu (200-F-83, agency: 1x1 Sports) had 15 points, while Emre Ekim (208-F-80, agency: EM-PA) chipped in 12.

T.Telekom - Besiktas 76-80
Beskitas has taken a break back from Turk Telekom after a 76-80 win which tied the series at 1-1. Brad Newley (199-G-85, agency: Beo Basket) had a monster game for Beskitas as he finished the match with 25 points. Cevher Ozer (206-F/C-83, agency: 1x1 Sports) was great for winners as he scored 22 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. On the other side, Ricky Davis (199-G-79, college: Iowa) and Ersin Dagli (204-F/C-81, agency: Interperformances, college: Alabama) stood out with 22 and 20 points respectively.

Banvit - Karsiyaka 82-71
Banvit hosted Karsiyaka and came up with 82-71 win (2-0). Banvit got 20 points from Charles Davis (202-F-84, college: Alabama), while Yunus Cankaya (199-F-85, agency: EM-PA) added 16. Baris Ermis (194-G-85) and Keth Simmons were also good as they contributed 13 and 11 points. For visiting side, Ryan Toolson (193-G-85, college: Utah Valley St.) had 19 points while KZell Wesson (201-F/C-77, college: La Salle) added double-double of 15 points and 12 boards.

Fener.Ulker - Bornova 94-90
Fenerbahce is also one step closer to the semis after 94-90 win over Bornova. Tarence Kinsey (200-G-84, college: S.Carolina) exploded for 25 points for winners, while Mirsad Turkcan (206-F-76) and Lynn Greer (186-G-79, college: Temple) added 13 and 12 points respectively. For Bornova, Joshua Shipp (196-G/F-86, college: UCLA) had game high 26 points, while only other two players to reach double-digits were Frank Elegar (206-C-86, agency: Buck Andre, college: Drexel) and Cuneyt Erden (185-G-77) who added 23 and 21 points.



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  U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS   


Gumbs leads Everton to BBL finals - by David Edole
Newcastle Eagles - Stewart 17, Smith 15, Chapman 14
Everton Tigers - Babalola 24, Gumbs 17, Jones 16

Everton Tigers are the first team through to the BBL play-offs final after comprehensively seeing off regular season title winners Newcastle Eagles 190-158 on aggregate.

Tony Garbelottos men repeated their 95-79 victory on Friday in another excellent display. Former Eagles forward Olu Babalola led all scorers with 24 points for Everton and he received great support from Jerome Gumbs (194-F-82, college: USF) (17 points) and James Jones (16 points).

Newcastle had needed to put the pressure on Tigers from the start but the largest lead they could muster was 15-11. The final time they led was 28-27 midway through the second quarter. After that it was all Everton as they put together a 12-2 burst to blow open the match.

Eagles led for the majority of the first quarter with Lynard Stewarts bucket making it 15-11. A 10-5 close to the period, including threes from Jones and last seasons MVP with the Eagles Trey Moore, gave Tigers a 20-21 lead.

After the break Jones continued to cause problems from beyond the arc as Eagles own three-point attempts fell off target. His second triple of the quarter made it 31-41 before Eagles trimmed the gap to 36-41 at half time.

Tigers extended their advantage to 45-59 late in the third, which gave them a huge overall margin of 30 points. A Kevin Bell three on the third quarter buzzer gave Everton a 58-67 lead.

There was no way back for Newcastle in the final stanza as Tigers advantage on the night only slipped below double-digits twice. Their lead peaked at 76-95 before Stewart ended the Eagles season with a three point shot only their seventh in 29 attempts.



Centro Basket Championship Draw set for Cinco de Mayo - by David Edole
SAN JUAN (2010 Centrobasket Championship) The 2010 Centrobasket Championship for Men draw will be held on Wednesday, May 5 at 12:00 pm at the Dominican Olympic Committee. The Dominican Basketball Federation Treasurer, Rafael Uribe, visited the FIBA-Americas offices and was received by Secretary General, Alberto Garcia to confirm the date.

The ten participating countries in the Centrobasket Championship are: Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico, Trinidad & Tobago and US Virgin Islands. The 2010 Centrobasket Championship will be played from July 5-11 at Palacio de los Deportes Virgilio Travieso Soto in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

In the draw the ten participating countries will be divided into two groups of five teams each. The teams will be drawn into couples. Both teams will be drawn into the group that they will go, the first one out goes to Group A and the second to Group B. The couple where Dominican Republic is will be left for last because the host can select the group that they want to play. FIBA-Americas Technical Director, Mr. Anibal Garcia, will host the draw. After the draw the schedule will be announced.

The couples are: Puerto Rico-US Virgin Islands, Jamaica-Mexico, British Virgin Islands-Belize, Trinidad & Tobago-Panama, Cuba-Dominican Republic.

In the Preliminary Round each team plays against the other four in their group (July 5-9). The top two teams per group continue their participation and the other six teams go home. The four teams still alive will play in the semifinal (1A vs. 2B, 1B vs. 2A) on July 10. The winners in the semifinal go for the Gold and losers for the Bronze medal on July 11.

The 2010 Centrobasket Championship qualifies the top four teams for the 2011 FIBA Americas Championship (Pre-Olympic), the top eight for the 2010 Central American and Caribbean Games in Mayagez, Puerto Rico and the top three for the 2011 Pan-American Games scheduled for Guadalajara, Mexico.

The draw can be seen live on www.fibaamericas.com.



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  UNITED KINGDOM   


Stats Leaders - BBL
Points Per Game
 Mike COOK
  Sheffield S.
  (193-G/F-84)
  Avg: 26.8
 1. Cook, Sheffield S.26.8 
 2. Bratton, Worthing.24.7 
 3. Moore, Everton T.20.3 
 4. Yanders, Scottish.20.2 
 5. Valencia, Plymouth R.20.1 
 6. Wierzbicki, Leices.20.0 
 7. Middleton, Worceste.19.6 
 8. Johnson, Leiceste.19.4 
 9. Harrison, MK Lions19.3 
 10. Disy, Worcester W.19.0 
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. Young, Cheshire J.8.0 
 8. Gariba, London C.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.5.5 
 4. Drakeford, Guildfor.5.1 
 5. Patton, Sheffiel.4.8 
 6. Yanders, Scottish.4.6 
 7. Peterson, Cheshire.4.6 
 8. Jivens, London C.4.6 
 9. Westbrooks, Leices.4.5 
 10. Middleton, Worceste.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. Peterson, Cheshire.2.2 
 6. Babalola, Evert.2.2 
 7. Sapp, Scottish R.2.1 
 8. O''Reilly, Cheshire.2.0 
 9. Bratton, Worthing.2.0 
 10. Young, Cheshire J.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.1.1 
 4. Gorman, Sheffiel.0.9 
 5. Young, Cheshire J.0.9 
 6. Konarg, London C.0.8 
 7. Copeland, Scottish.0.8 
 8. Janusauskas, London C.0.8 
 9. Rodrigo, Essex P.0.8 
 10. Davis, Cheshire J.0.7 


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Standings - LPB
LPB Standings
1. Cocodrilos 27-7
2. Marinos 23-9
3. Guaiqueries 19-13
4. Gaiteros 18-14
5. Guaros 17-17
6. Panteras 17-17
7. Trotamundos 15-17
8. Toros 12-22
9. Bucaneros 9-23
10. Gigantes 7-25


LPB 2010 - Week 11 (May 1st): Guaiqueries sweeps, Guaros and Bucaneros win - by Francisco Vega
Barquisimeto, Venezuela.- Guaiqueries de Margarita completed a home sweep against the league leading Cocodrilos de Caracas to improve their chances of finishing at third place of the LPB 2010 regular season standings. Guaros de Lara got revenge by taking away the first game of a road series against Gaiteros del Zulia and Bucaneros de La Guaira finally got a win by defeating Toros de Aragua as hosts.

Guaiqueries de Margarita 91 - Cocodrilos de Caracas 85
Ciudad de La Asuncion Arena - La Asuncion, Nueva Esparta

Quarter by quarter
GUAI: 29-17-18-27= 91
COC: 27-22-19-17= 85

Scorers
GUAI: Evan Brock (204-F-84) 24 points and 6 rebounds, Kelvin Pena (193-G-81) 19 points, Carlos Cedeno (193-G/F-85) 17 points, 6 assists and 5 steals, Cesar Silva (187-G/F-81) 10 points and 5 assists, Christopher Jackson (208-C-81) 9 points and 14 rebounds, Tulio Cobos (196-F-86) 8 points, Francisco Sanabria (190-G-77) 4 points, Derwin Ramirez (191-F-82) 0 points, Edgar Arteaga (198-F-76) 0 points, Rene Farias (188-G-86) 0 points, Jackson Zapata (198-F-85) 0 points, Douglas Chiquito (193-G-86) 0 points
COC: Leandro Garcia Morales (186-G-80) 18 points and 7 steals, Luis
Bethelmy 17 points, Jack Michael Martinez (203-F/C-81) 15 points and 8 rebounds, Carl Elliott (193-G-83) 13 points and 6 steals, Juan Herrera (197-F-81) 12 points, Jesus Centeno (190-G-85) 8 points, Windy Graterol (204-C-86) 2 points, Keving Palacios (203-F/C-84) 0 points, Kenji Urdaneta (188-G-85) 0 points, Derson Santos (197-F-84) 0 points, Henry Paez (184-G-70) 0 points


Guaros de Lara 88 - Gaiteros del Zulia 86
Belisario Aponte Arena - Maracaibo, Zulia

Quarter by quarter
GAI: 18-30-21-17= 86
GUA: 18-21-25-24= 88

Scorers
GAI: Norman Nolan (202-F/C-76) 24 points and 11 rebounds, Enielsen Guevara (204-F/C-82) 19 points, 7 rebounds and 3 blocks, Ruben Nembhard (191-G-72) 15 points and 10 assists, Jason Edwin (197-G/F-81) 8 points and 3 blocks, Pedro Cubillan (187-G-82) 8 points, Kervin Bracho (204-F/C-78) 5 points, Francisco Centeno (201-G/F-85) 4 points, Johan Pinero (183-G-76) 3 points, TomJim Colina (186-G-77) 0 points, Gilberto Padilla 0 points, Jose Juan Bravo (200-C-80) 0 points
GUA: Heissler Guillent (186-G-86) 22 points and 6 assists, Torraye Braggs (203-F/C-76) 18 points and 8 rebounds, Heberth Bayona (210-C-78) 10 points, 8 rebounds and 3 blocks, Romel Beck (203-G/F-82) 10 points, Carlos Morris (194-G-76) 8 points, Cheyne Gadson (192-G-80) 7 points, Jose Martinez (196-F-82) 7 points, Sonys Reyes (181-G-86) 2 points, Leonardo Berroteran (192-F/G-81) 2 points, Erick Herrera (184-F-81) 2 points, Kervis Ramirez (190-G-78) 0 points, Askia Jones (196-G-71) 0 points


Bucaneros de La Guaira 106 - Toros de Aragua 97
Jose Maria Vargas Arena - La Guaira, Vargas

Quarter by quarter
BUC: 32-25-25-24= 106
TOR: 20-15-29-33= 97

Scorers
BUC: Aaron Nixon (188-G-83) 21 points, Rafael Guevara (194-F-79) 19 points, Alejandro Barrios (205-C-79) 18 points, Kevin Young (206-C-84) 17 points and 7 rebounds, Hernan Salcedo (198-F-80) 16 points and 10 rebounds, Dennis D'Adezzio (191-G-81) 6 points, William Funn (188-G-82) 6 points, Oswaldo Gonzalez (203-F/C-79) 3 points and 7 rebounds, Samuel Marseille (193-G-91) 0 points, Yonaiker Ecker (179-G-90) 0 points, Elder Jimenez (186-G-91) 0 points, Jose Yovera (194-G/F-75) 0 points
TOR: Jamahr Warren (194-G/F-79) 25 points and 8 rebounds, Peter Kvietek (203-C-77) 17 points and 6 rebounds, Ryan Forehan-Kelly (197-F/G-80) 17 points, Ernesto Mijares (190-G-76, college: McClennan CC) 14 points, Jesus Urbina (201-F-84) 10 points and 7 rebounds, Randy Holcomb (204-F/C-79.) 6 points and 6 rebounds, David Cedeno (190-G-83) 6 points, Jose Silvera (183-G-92) 2 points, Elvis Montero (193-G-78) 0 points, Amber Marin (208-C-81) 0 points, Jhon Romero (199-F-85) 0 points, Roberto Basanta (192-F-82) 0 points


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ARAB CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS: GROUPINGS & SCHEDULE - by Ozell Wells
ARAB CHAMPIONS LEAGUES GROUPS AND SCHEDULE - May 2, 2010

ARAB CHAMPIONS LEAGUES GROUPS AND SCHEDULE: MAY 5-16 2010 ( Iskandaria - Egypt)

GROUP A : Etoile du Sahel (TUNIS)-Al Ahli (OMAN)-Ittihad de Tanger (MOROCCO)-Al Ansar (KSA)
GROUP B: Al Nasr Benghazi (LIBYA)-Al Tilal Aden (YEMEN)-Al Ittihad Alexandria (EGYPT)-Al Muharraq (BAHRAIN)
GROUP C: Ibdaa Dheisheh (PHALESTINE)-Al Moutahed Tripoli (LEBANON)-ASU Sports Club (JORDAN)-An Nahl Sharjah (UAE)
GROUP D: Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut (LEBANON)-Al Kuwait SC (Kuwait)-Al Gharrafah (QATAR)-Al Maktabah (SUDAN)

First Round schedule :

Day 1 : (Wednesday 05/05/10)
1- ASU Sports Club (Jordan) V/S Ibdaa Dheisheh (Palestine) at 14:00
2- Al Moutahed Tripoli (Lebanon) V/S An Nahl Sharjah (UAE) at 16:00
3- Al Ittihad Alexandria (Egypt) V/S Al Nasr Benghazi (Libya) at 18:00
4- Al Tilal Aden (yemen) V/S Al Muharraq (Bahrain) at 20:00

Day 2 : (Thursday 06/05/10)

5- Ittihad de Tanger (Morocco) V/S Al Ahli (Oman) at 14:00
6- Al Kuwait SC (Kuwait) V/S Al Gharrafah (Qatar) at 16:00
7- Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut (Lebanon) V/S Al Maktabah (Sudan) at 18:00
8- Al Ansar (KSA) V/S Etoile du Sahel (Tunis) at 20:00

Day 3 : (Friday 07/05/10)

9- Al Muharraq (Bahrain) V/S Al Nasr Benghazi (Libya) at 14:00
10- Ibdaa Dheisheh (Palestine) V/S Al Moutahed Tripoli (Lebanon) at 16:00
11- Al Tilal Aden (yemin) V/S Al Ittihad Alexandria (Egypt) at 18:00
12- ASU Sports Club (Jordan) V/S An Nahl Sharjah (UAE) at 20:00

Day 4 : (Saturday 08/05/10)

13- Al Maktaba (Sudan) V/S Al Kuwait SC (Kuwait) at 14:00
14- Etoile du Sahel (Tunis) V/S Ittihad de Tanger (Morroco) at 16:00
15- Al Gharrafah (Qatar) V/S Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut (Lebanon) at 18:00
16- Al Ahli (Oman) V/S Al Ansar (KSA) at 20:00
Day 5 : (Sunday 09/05/10)
17- An Nahl Sharjah (UAE) V/S




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Women News

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  BALTIC LEAGUE - Women  


Viktoria Hasper selected POY in Baltic League - by Eurobasket
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Viktoria Hasper
Hasper
Lindsey Harding
Harding
Marina Solopova
Solopova
Alla Muravskaya
Muravskaya
Kerttu Jallai
Jallai
#e#5

Eurobasket.com All-BWBL Awards 2009-10:

Player of the Year: Viktoria Hasper (193-C-88) of Berezina Belarus
Guard of the Year: Lindsey Harding (173-G-84) of TEO Vilnius Lithuania
Forward of the Year: Kerttu Jallai (179-F-90) of Eclex Tallinn Estonia
Center of the Year: Viktoria Hasper (193-C-88) of Berezina Belarus
Import Player of the Year: Lindsey Harding (173-G-84) of TEO Vilnius Lithuania
European Player of the Year: Viktoria Hasper (193-C-88) of Berezina Belarus
Coach of the Year: Rutenis Paulauskas of TEO Vilnius Lithuania

1st Team
G: Lindsey Harding (173-84) of TEO Vilnius Lithuania
G/F: Marina Solopova (180-90) of Lemminkain. Lithuania
F: Alla Muravskaya (185-85) of Berezina Belarus
F: Kerttu Jallai (179-90) of Eclex Tallinn Estonia
C: Viktoria Hasper (193-88) of Berezina Belarus

2nd Team
G: Volha Padabed (174-79) of Minsk-2006 Belarus
F/G: Aurime Rinkeviciute (180-90) of TEO Vilnius Lithuania
F: Galina Ignatovitch (185-81) of Minsk-2006 Belarus
C: Maryia Filonchyk (189-92) of Olimpia Belarus
C: Giedre Paugaite (192-90) of TEO Vilnius Lithuania

Honorable Mention
Vita Kuktiene (187-F-80) of TEO Vilnius Lithuania
Volha Ziuzkova (171-G-83) of Berezina Belarus
Egle Siksniute (196-F/C-91) of Lemminkain. Lithuania
Rita Milieskiene (175-G-78) of Lemminkain. Lithuania
Inna Faskhutdinova (182-F-84) of Tim-Scuf Ukraine
Yana Shkarpeta (178-F-87) of Tim-Scuf Ukraine
Yevgeniya Sharovka (175-G-88) of Tim-Scuf Ukraine
Natallia Kozun (189-F-88) of Olimpia Belarus
Jana Rannaveski (172-G-87) of TLU/Volta Estonia



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Gospic wins the title after going unbeaten for the whole season - by Eurobasket News
Playoff Finals, Game 3: Gospic CO - Jolly JBS 82-76

Just like it was somewhat expected Gospic has defended the title after sweeping the finals series against Jolly Sibenik 3-0. Gospic used home court advantage on their way to 82-76 win after a close fight for most of the game. With this win, Gospic has finished the season with an overall perfect score of 38 wins and no losses. From the opening tip off it was evident that Gospic players came out determined o make this the last match of the series. They took first quarter lead 22-16. But Sibenik players werent going out without a fight so they kept it close in the second period. By halftime break the score was still to Gospic favor as the scoreboard showed 39-35. Not much changed in the second half, as visitors tried to make a comeback but Gospic players controlled flow of the match. In the final 10 minutes of play, it became evident that hosts are playing with just enough energy to maintain their lead. They routinely closed the game out for final score of 82-76 and celebrations could begin.
Jelena Ivezic (184-G-84) was excellent for Gospic as she poured in 30 points on the night. Carla Thomas (191-F/C-85, agency: LBM Management, college: Vanderbilt) followed with 15 points, while Anda Jelavic (175-G-80, agency: Data Plus Group) and Ivana Jurcevic (174-G-81) chipped in 14 and 12 points respectively. On the other side, Sibenik got 20 point effort from Neda Lokas (182-F-85). Luca Ivankovic (200-C-87) and Marta Cakic (175-G-82) contributed 17 and 13 points each.

Gospic: Jelena Ivezic 30 , Matic, Marin, Gambiraza, Ivana Jurcevic 12, Anda Jelavic 14 , A. Vrsaljko, M. Vrsaljko, Bogoje 1, Salopek 3, Augustine 7 , Carla Thomas 15
Jolly JBS: Zubak, Marta Cakic 13, Balic 4, Neda Lokas 20, Cigic, Misura 7 , Semren 10, Roje, Chaibov, Luca Ivankovic 17


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Kerttu Jallai POY in Estonia - by Eurobasket
#s#
Kerttu Jallai
Jallai
Jana Rannaveski
Rannaveski
Laina Mesila
Mesila
Maaja Bratka
Bratka
#e#4

Eurobasket.com All-Estonian League Awards 2009-10:


Player of the Year: Kerttu Jallai (179-F-90) of Eclex Tallinn
Guard of the Year: Jana Rannaveski (172-G-87) of TLU
Forward of the Year: Kerttu Jallai of Eclex Tallinn
Center of the Year: Maaja Bratka (186-C-92) of Eclex Tallinn
Defensive Player of the Year: Jana Rannaveski (172-G-87) of TLU
Coach of the Year: Jaanus Levkoi of Eclex Tallinn

1st Team
G: Jana Rannaveski (172-87) of TLU
G: Liisi Sokman (168-88) of Tartu Ulikooli
F: Kerttu Jallai (179-90) of Eclex Tallinn
F: Laina Mesila (186-87) of Eclex Tallinn
C: Maaja Bratka (186-92) of Eclex Tallinn

2nd Team
G: Janett Perv (177-91) of Audentes
F: Gerly Kostla (180-80) of TLU
F: Anzela Okuneva (174-84) of TLU
C: Annika Koster (185-92) of TLU
C: Mailis Pokk (185-92) of Eclex Tallinn

Honorable Mention
Kaia Kosk (178-G-89) of Eclex Tallinn
Eva Moldre (192-C-77) of Eclex Tallinn
Kadri Tein (178-F-80) of Tartu Ulikooli


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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. Ivancevic, Aix-en-P.7.9 
 8. Humphrey, Calais7.9 
 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. Michel, Arras2.4 
 4. Gomis, 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. Fikiel, Toulouse0.6 
 5. N''Diaye, Arras0.6 
 6. Cousseins, Calais0.6 
 7. Gueye, Limoges0.6 
 8. Stansbury, Aix-en-P.0.6 
 9. Tayeau, Limoges0.6 
 10. Fisher, Armentie.0.5 


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Eurobasket.com All-Latvian LSBL Awards 2009-10 - by Eurobasket
#s#
Tan White
White
Madara Grigore
Grigore
Sabine Niedola
Niedola
Kristen Mann
Mann
Jennifer Lacy
Lacy
#e#5

Player of the Year: Tan White (170-G-82, college: Mississippi St.) of TTT Riga
Guard of the Year: Tan White (170-G-82) of TTT Riga
Forward of the Year: Sabine Niedola (184-F-91) of Liepajas met.
Center of the Year: Jennifer Lacy (191-F/C-83) of TTT Riga
Import Player of the Year: Tan White (170-G-82) of TTT Riga
Domestic Player of the Year: Sabine Niedola (184-F-91) of Liepajas met.
Defensive Player of the Year: Sabine Niedola (184-F-91) of Liepajas met.
Coach of the Year: Aigars Nerips of TTT Riga

1st Team
G: Tan White (170-82) of TTT Riga
G: Madara Grigore (170-91) of Cesis
F: Sabine Niedola (184-91) of Liepajas met.
F: Kristen Mann (188-83) of Cesis
F/C: Jennifer Lacy (191-83) of TTT Riga

2nd Team
G: Rima Valentiene (170-78) of Cesis
G: Kristine Karklina (175-83) of TTT Riga
F: Kristen Morris (190-87) of Cesis
F: Anete Ogrina (181-92) of Cesis
F/C: Ilze Gotfrida (182-91) of RTU-Merks

Honorable Mention
Dita Krumberga (183-F-84) of TTT Riga
Ieva Tare (185-F-74) of Cesis
Kristina Egle (177-F-86) of DU/Swedbank
Anete Vorma (168-G-89) of LU


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Ros Casares will have new face next season - by Ivan Villar
Ros Casares won the national title like last 3 years.Valencian team is planning next season and they announced that his coach Ismael Canto won't be coach next season.Ismael Canto made an excellent job as coach of Ros Casares.He won 2 Cups of Reina and 2 National title.But he couldn't get Euroleague title although the Final Four was organized in Valencia.Amaya Valdemoro,Erika de Souza,Anna Montaana,Delisha Milton and Elisa Aguilar won't continue wearing Ros Casares' shirt.Milton and Aguilar were playing in Valencia for 4 years.Erika de Souza and Anna Montaana sounds as players of Perfumerias Avenida next season.

Anna Cruz extended until 2011 with Rivas - by Ivan Villar
Anna Cruz (172-G-86) is a diamond of spanish basketball.The shooting guard has made a great season playing for Rivas.Madrid's team decided to extend her contract for next season.Anna Cruz will be new reference of national team.She also can play as playmaker so her value is higher.Rivas Futura hopes to be between the biggest teams of league next season.Javier Fort will keep on the bench of Rivas next season.Spanish coach has driven his team quite good during season 2009/10.

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Fenerbahce and Galatasaray to meet in the Playoff Finals - by Eurobasket News
Botas - Fenerbahce 81-88
Fenerbahce won the series with perfect 3-0 and will meet Galatasaray in the Playoff Finals. Penelope Taylor top-scored in victory with 26 points. Birsel Vardarli (175-G-80) added 15 pts, 6 boards and 5 assists. In Botas, Courtney Paris (193-C-87, college: Oklahoma) collected 21 points and 10 rebounds.

Galatasaray - Mersin 67-62
Galatasaray eliminated Mersin with 3-1 and will fight with undefeated Fenerbahce for the TBBL title. Tamika Catchings (186-F-79, college: Tennessee) was a key player for the hosts with 21 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists. Sophia Young (186-F-83, college: Baylor) and Nilay Yigit (170-G-79) added 17 and 15 points respectively. Visitors got 14 pts from Ivory Latta (168-G-84, agency: 540 Sports, college: N.Carolina) and Barbara Turner (183-G/F-84, college: Connecticut).


Stats Leaders - Women
Points Per Game
 Michelle CAMPBELL
  Ceyhan Bld
  (188-F-84)
  Avg: 21.4
 1. Campbell, Ceyhan Bld21.4 
 2. Prince, Botas20.3 
 3. Frazee, Cankaya19.2 
 4. Pringle, TED K.18.7 
 5. Paris, Botas18.4 
 6. Sales, Besiktas17.9 
 7. Santos, Besiktas17.4 
 8. Taylor, Fenerbahce17.3 
 9. Hodges, Istanbul.16.8 
 10. Ervin, Ceyhan Bld16.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Lauren ERVIN
  Ceyhan Bld
  (191-F-85)
  Avg: 12.4
 1. Ervin, Ceyhan Bld12.4 
 2. Paris, Botas12.3 
 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: 5.8
 1. Zoll, Botas5.8 
 2. Johnson, TED K.4.3 
 3. Vardarli, Fener.4.2 
 4. January, Tarsus Bld4.1 
 5. Hodges, Istanbul.3.9 
 6. Unuvar, Cankaya3.9 
 7. Brooks, Cankaya3.9 
 8. McBride, TED K.3.9 
 9. Catchings, Galatasa.3.9 
 10. Zellous, Besiktas3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Epiphanny PRINCE
  Botas
  (175-G-)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Prince, Botas2.8 
 2. Catchings, Galatasa.2.6 
 3. Chaney, Samsun2.6 
 4. January, Tarsus Bld2.4 
 5. Gant, Istanbul.2.3 
 6. Penn, Istanbul.2.3 
 7. Smith, Ceyhan Bld2.2 
 8. Pringle, TED K.2.2 
 9. Brooks, Cankaya2.0 
 10. Swanier, Tarsus B.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 LaToya PRINGLE
  TED Kayseri
  (191-F/C-86)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Pringle, TED K.2.4 
 2. Dacic, Besiktas1.4 
 3. Black, Tarsus Bld1.2 
 4. Sutton-Brown, Fenerb.1.0 
 5. Alyoshkina, Samsun1.0 
 6. Paris, Botas0.9 
 7. Ervin, Ceyhan Bld0.9 
 8. Smith, TED Kayseri0.8 
 9. Zellous, Besiktas0.7 
 10. Engin, Mersin0.7