EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 1/10/2011

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  ABA   


Standings
ABA Standings
 1. Colorado Kings 5-0 
 2. Arlington B. 2-3 
 3. Santa Barbara 0-0 
 4. Texas RR 0-0 
Gulf Coast
 1. SE Texas M. 13-1 
 2. Gulf Coast F. 4-2 
 3. Mobile Bay H. 4-2 
 4. Cypress 0-0 
 5. Lafayette U. 0-0 
 6. Houston Red S. 0-5 
Mid-Atlantic
 1. Seven Cities 7-0 
 2. Atlanta V. 0-0 
 3. Charlotte 0-0 
 4. College Park 0-0 
 5. Fayetteville F. 0-0 
 6. Georgia G. 0-0 
 7. Georgia K 0-0 
NoCal
 1. Bay Area M. 6-2 
 2. E.Bay Pitbulls 6-3 
 3. Sacramento H. 6-3 
 4. S.Francisco R. 5-2 
 5. California SK 0-0 
 6. Clayton 0-0 
North Central
 1. Chicago Steam 5-2 
 2. Lake Michigan 3-2 
 3. Detroit Hoops 0-0 
 4. Elkhart E. 0-0 
 5. Indianapolis 0-0 
 6. Kansas City S. 0-0 
 7. NWI M.Stars 0-0 
 8. Pittsburgh P. 0-0 
Northeast
 1. Jersey Expr. 3-1 
 2. NY Red Riders 0-0 
 3. NY Thunder 0-0 
 4. S.Jersey 0-0 
 5. Tri-City Suns 0-0 
Northwest
 1. Seattle M. 5-1 
SoCal
 1. Las Vegas A. 6-0 
 2. San Diego S. 5-3 
 3. San Diego Sol 4-1 
 4. LA Slam 3-1 
 5. Compton C. 0-0 
 6. Mid-Valley 0-0 
 7. S.Valley Fever 0-0 
 8. Riverside R. 0-1 
South Central
 1. E.Kentucky En. 7-0 
 2. St. Louis 2-1 
 3. Kentucky B. 0-0 
 4. Kentucky C. 0-0 
 5. W.Virginia B. 0-0 
 6. Indiana Diesel 0-1 
Southeast
 1. Jacksonville 7-0 
 2. Savannah Storm 6-2 
 3. Columbus Life 4-0 
 4. Bahama PS 0-0 
 5. Florida Makos 0-0 
 6. Florida Th. 0-0 
 7. H.Prowl 0-0 
 8. Orlando Kings 0-0 
 9. Team Haiti 0-0 
Southwest
 1. Texas Fuel 8-4 
 2. North Dallas 6-3 
 3. Oklahoma 3-2 
 4. W.Texasbank W. 3-4 
 5. Dallas Impact 0-0 
 6. N.Texas F. 0-0 
 7. Piedmont 0-0 


Two wins for the Sol - by Gianni Pascucci
The San Diego Sol largely defeated, 121-87 the Riverside Rainmakers at home, led by Keoni Watson (5'10''-G-84, college: Idaho), who scored 27 pts, grabbed 4 rebs and dished 7 assist. Greg Clark (6'7''-F-78, college: Washington) added 16 pts and Cameron Koford (7'2''-C-77, college: Utah) 14 pts and 8 rebs at the winning side, Chet Johnson (6'4''-F/G-81, college: Cal.St.-San Bernar.) was the top performer for the Rainmakers with 21 pts, 2 rebs and 2 assists in losing effort.
Two nigths after, the San Diego Sol triumphed again, this time defeating 83-73 the SoCal Swish at the Alliant University Arena, San Diego. This time the best performer was Richard Williams (5'10''-G-87, college: San Diego St.), who led the Sol with 25 points, followed by John Clark (6'5''-G/F-81, college: Cal.St. Northridge) with 10 pts and 12 rebounds. With 20 points and 5 rebs, Jerren Shipp (6'3''-G-88) was the best at the losing side, and Tracie Cathey (6'1''-G-89) added 15 pts.
Sol record is now 4-1. Next game is Thursday 13 at Las Vegas.



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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   


Standings
Adriatic League Standings
 1. Union Olimpija 10-5 
 2. Krka 10-5 
 3. Buducnost 9-5 
 4. Partizan 8-6 
 5. KK Zagreb CO 8-6 
 6. Siroki TT 8-7 
 7. Cedevita 8-7 
 8. Hemofarm 7-7 
 9. CEZ Nymburk 7-8 
 10. Radnicki 6-8 
 11. Igokea 6-9 
 12. Cibona 6-9 
 13. Zadar 5-10 
 14. Crvena Zvezda 4-10 


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Michael LEE
  Radnicki
  (207-F-86)
  Avg: 21.4
 1. Lee, Radnicki21.4 
 2. Macvan, Hemofarm19.2 
 3. Zoric, KK.18.8 
 4. Draper, Cedevita18.7 
 5. Bogdanovic, Cibona18.3 
 6. Car, Zadar17.8 
 7. Edwards, Cedevita17.5 
 8. Marsh, Crvena Z.16.7 
 9. Chase, Igokea16.1 
 10. Dragicevic, Buduc.15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Luka ZORIC
  KK Zagreb CO
  (211-C/F-84)
  Avg: 8.9
 1. Zoric, KK.8.9 
 2. Kasun, KK.7.0 
 3. Macvan, Hemofarm6.8 
 4. Necas, CEZ Nymburk6.6 
 5. Dragicevic, Buduc.6.6 
 6. Booker, Krka6.2 
 7. Gist, Partizan6.0 
 8. Lee, Radnicki5.9 
 9. Zubcic, Cibona5.8 
 10. Markota, Union O.5.6 
Assists Per Game
 Dontaye DRAPER
  Cedevita
  (180-G-84)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Draper, Cedevita5.9 
 2. Markovic, Radnicki4.7 
 3. Pavkovic, Hemofarm4.4 
 4. Lafayette, Partizan4.2 
 5. Morovic, Siroki TT4.2 
 6. Nissim, CEZ N.3.6 
 7. Stipcevic, Cibona3.6 
 8. Ilievski, Union O.3.6 
 9. Vladovic, Zadar3.5 
 10. Bazdaric, Cedevita3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Dontaye DRAPER
  Cedevita
  (180-G-84)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Draper, Cedevita2.6 
 2. Lee, Radnicki2.3 
 3. Lafayette, Partizan2.2 
 4. Stemberger, Siroki T.2.2 
 5. Dragic, Krka1.9 
 6. Radosevic, Cibona1.9 
 7. Car, Zadar1.9 
 8. Pumprla, CEZ N.1.9 
 9. Simmons, CEZ N.1.8 
 10. Ozbolt, Union O.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Luka ZORIC
  KK Zagreb CO
  (211-C/F-84)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Zoric, KK.1.2 
 2. Dragicevic, Buduc.1.0 
 3. Radosevic, Cibona0.9 
 4. Nikolic, Crvena Z.0.9 
 5. Chan, CEZ Nymburk0.8 
 6. Vesely, Partizan0.8 
 7. Booker, Krka0.8 
 8. Shermadini, Union O.0.8 
 9. Macvan, Hemofarm0.7 
 10. Edwards, Cedevita0.6 


Marko Car claims Adriatic League weekly honour - by Eurobasket News
Marko Car (188-G/F-85) had an amazing evening in the last round for Zadar and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 14.
The 26-year old swingman had the game-high 28 points adding seven rebounds and six assists for Zadar in his team's victory, helping them to beat Cedevita (#7, 8-7) 87-81. Zadar maintains the 13th position in Adriatic League . Zadar is currently ranked second from the bottom. They need more victories to improve their 5-10 record. In the team's last game Car had a remarkable seven three-pointers out of 8 attempts. It's his second year at Zadar and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Car has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (6th best: 17.8ppg) and averages solid 40.9% from behind 3-point line.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 26-year old Montenegrin forward Milos Borisov (201-F-85) of KK Hemofarm Stada Vrsac. Borisov impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 23 points and 12 rebounds. Of course Hemofarm cruised to a 84-74 relatively comfortable win over the lower-ranked Cibona (#12, 5-9). This victory allowed Hemofarm to move up to 8th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 7-7 record is not bad and everything may still change. Borisov is one of the most experienced players at Hemofarm and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

The third best performed player last round was Serbian Mladen Pantic (209-C-82, agency: Beo Basket) of Igokea (#11). Pantic scored 22 points and grabbed nine rebounds. He was a key player of Igokea, leading his team to a 85-74 win against the higher-ranked Union Olimpija (#1, 10-5). The chances of Igokea ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 9 games, recording just six victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Pantic could help Igokea to bring them higher in the standings. Pantic has a very solid season. In 13 games in Adriatic League he scored 9.6ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Chester Simmons (198-G-82) of CEZ Nymburk - 25 points, 2 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Corsley Edwards (205-C/F-79) of Cedevita - 27 points and 5 rebounds
6. Dontaye Draper (180-G-84) of Cedevita - 23 points and 4 assists
7. Vedran Morovic (184-G-83) of Siroki TT - 19 points and 9 rebounds
8. Jakov Vladovic (186-G-83) of Zadar - 13 points, 3 rebounds and 7 assists
9. Boris Savovic (206-F-87) of Hemofarm - 13 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Kenny Gregory (197-G/F-78) of Union Olimpija - 20 points and 4 rebounds

The Player of the week is choosen based on efficiency calculation, but also including game result, importance of the game, if played recorded double-double/triple-double, etc.
The efficiency formula is a combination of various formulas used by different basketball organizations/leagues. We got involved many basketball scouts and journalists to assure it's accuracy.
The formula: 1.5*PTS + 3*(REB+AST+ST+BL-TO) - 2*BSAG - 4*PF + 3*PFRV + 4*(2FGPM+3FGPM) + 1.5*FTM - 3*(2FGPA-2FGPM) - 3*(3FGPA-3FGPM) - (FTA-FTM)


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  ARGENTINA   


Djibril Kante claims Argentinian LigaA weekly honour - by Eurobasket News
Experienced American Djibril Kante (201-C-80) had an amazing evening in the last round for Olimpico LB and that's him to receive a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 19 (Second Stage).
The 31-year old center had a double-double of 22 points and sixteen rebounds, while his team beat Estudiantes (2-3) 84-73. The game was not the highest importance and did not have significant influence on the top of the standings. Thanks to this victory Olimpico LB moved-up to the 11th position in the Argentinian LigaA. Olimpico LB is rather a weak team placed in lower part in the standings. But it was their 3rd lost game this season out of 5 games. It was one of impressive evenings for Kante as usually he does not deliver so high stats. Indiana State University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Kante is in league's top in rebounds (4th best: 9.4rpg).

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 23-year old American power forward Jerome Meyinsse (206-F/C-88) of Club 9. Meyinsse impressed basketball fans with 30 points and 8 rebounds. Of course he lead Club 9 to another comfortable win outscoring the higher-ranked Argentino (#5, 3-2) 97-74. Despite this victory Club 9 slide down in the standings to 13th position. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 2-3 record. Meyinsse is a newcomer at Club 9 and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 16.3ppg (#5). He also registered 6.5 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was American Joseph Bunn (198-F/C-75) of Argentino (#5). Bunn scored 26 points and grabbed six rebounds. Despite Bunn's great performance Argentino lost 74-97 to the lower-ranked Club 9 (#13, 2-3). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing Argentino needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 3 victories and 2 lost games. Bunn has a great season in Argentina. After 18 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 18.6ppg (2nd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Pepe Sanchez (193-G-77) of Estudiantes - 15 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Federico Aguerre (200-C-88) of Estudiantes - 15 points and 9 rebounds
6. Robert Battle (204-C-81) of Libertad S. - 18 points and 9 rebounds
7. Gabriel Mikulas (201-F-80) of La Union - 18 points and 7 rebounds
8. Juan Gutierrez (205-F/C-83) of Obras - 13 points, 13 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Reggie Okosa (206-F/C-80) of Gimnasia CR - 14 points and 12 rebounds
10. Chuck Robinson (201-F-72) of Monte Hermoso - 13 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists

The Player of the week is choosen based on efficiency calculation, but also including game result, importance of the game, if played recorded double-double/triple-double, etc.
The efficiency formula is a combination of various formulas used by different basketball organizations/leagues. We got involved many basketball scouts and journalists to assure it's accuracy.
The formula: 1.5*PTS + 3*(REB+AST+ST+BL-TO) - 2*BSAG - 4*PF + 3*PFRV + 4*(2FGPM+3FGPM) + 1.5*FTM - 3*(2FGPA-2FGPM) - 3*(3FGPA-3FGPM) - (FTA-FTM)


LigaA Round 19: Penarol loses to Boca Juniors - by Eurobasket News
Undefeated Penarol (2-1) recorded its first loss in Mar del Plata on Friday night. Hosts were defeated by fourth ranked Boca Juniors (2-4) 73-68. Boca Juniors outrebounded Penarol 51-34 including a 36-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. 26 personal fouls committed by Penarol helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Power forward Mariano Fierro (201-86) fired 20 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. International forward Sebastian Vega (200-88) chipped in 11 points and 15 rebounds. Center Alejandro Diez (201-87) produced 16 points for lost side. Penarol's coach Sergio Hernandez rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Despite that victory Boca Juniors went down to fourteenth position due to points difference. Defending champion Penarol dropped to the eighth place with one game lost. Boca Juniors are looking forward to face higher ranked Monte Hermoso (#6) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Penarol will play against Lanus having rather not much hope for a victory.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Argentino (3-2) against fifth ranked Club 9 (2-3) on Friday night. Visiting Argentino was crushed by fifth ranked Club 9 (2-3) in Rio Tercero 97-74. Worth to mention a great performance of American power forward Jerome Meyinsse (206-88, college: Virginia) who helped to win the game recording 30 points, 8 rebounds and 4 blocks. Martin Melo contributed with 13 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. American power forward Joseph Bunn (198-75, college: Phillips (OK)) answered with 26 points and 6 rebounds (made all of his twelve free throws !!!) for Argentino. Despite that victory Club 9 went down to ninth position due to points difference, which they share with 4 other teams. Argentino at the other side, also newcomer in the league, dropped to the fourth place with two games lost. They share the position with Obras. Club 9 will play against Estudiantes (#9) in Bahia Blanca in the next round. Argentino will play on the road against Olimpico de La Banda (#11) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Bottom-ranked Libertad Sunchales managed to get the second consecutive victory on Friday night. This time they won against seventh-ranked Gimnasia CR 80-74. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Gimnasia CR. It was a great evening for Robert Battle who led his team to a victory scoring 18 points, 9 rebounds and 4 blocks (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). At the losing side Reggie Okosa responded with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 12 rebounds. Libertad Sunchales (2-3) moved-up to ninth place, which they share with 4 other teams including defeated Gimnasia CR. Libertad Sunchales will meet at home higher ranked Obras (#4) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Gimnasia CR will play against Sionista (#16) in Parana and hope to secure a win.
Bottom-ranked Sionista (0-4) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 85-55 loss to tenth ranked Obras (3-2) in Parana. It was an exceptional evening for Carlos Schattmann who led the winners and scored 22 points and 7 assists. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Obras has a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Argentino. Sionista at the other side still closes the standings with four games lost. Obras' next round opponent will be Libertad Sunchales (#10) on the road which should be theoretically another easy game. Sionista will play against Gimnasia CR (#12) in Comodoro R. and hopes to get finally their first victory.

Other games of round 19 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Quimsa was defeated by La Union in Formosa 82-74. Monte Hermoso was beaten by Lanus at home 62-72. Estudiantes lost to Olimpico LB on the opponent's court 73-84.
The best stats of 19th round was 22 points and 16 rebounds by Djibril Kante of Olimpico LB.


La Union - Quimsa 82-74

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 15th ranked Quimsa's (3-3) road loss to fourteenth ranked La Union (4-1) 74-82. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 24-19. But Quimsa won second period 23-22. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. La Union made 19-of-23 charity shots (82.6 percent) during the game. It was an exceptional evening for the former international forward Gabriel Mikulas (201-80, college: E.Carolina, agency: Interperformances) who led the winners and scored 18 points and 7 rebounds. American guard David Jackson (196-82, college: Penn St.) accounted for 16 points and 4 assists (made all of his twelve free throws !!!) for the winning side. Panamanian forward Dionisio Gomez Camargo (203-80, college: Arkansas) came up with 16 points and 5 rebounds and international center Roman Gonzalez (211-78) added 13 points and 7 rebounds respectively for Quimsa in the defeat. Five Quimsa players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. La Union moved-up to second place. Quimsa at the other side dropped to the sixth position with three games lost. La Union's next round opponent will be league's leader Atenas in Cordoba and it will be for sure the game of the week. Quimsa will play on the road against Regatas Corrientes (#15).
Top scorers:
La Union: G.Mikulas 18+7reb, D.Jackson 16+3reb+4ast, N.Aguirre 10+7reb+2ast, P.Barrios 8+1reb, C.Damian Heath 8+4reb, F.Ferrini 7+1reb
Quimsa: D.Gomez Camargo 16+5reb+1ast, R.Gonzalez 13+7reb, D.Lo Grippo 13+2reb+1ast, F.Marin 11+1reb, J.Mazzaro 11+3reb+3ast, J.Treise 5+5reb+1ast
gschID: 117449


Monte Hermoso - Lanus 62-72

The game between closely ranked teams ended with eighth ranked Lanus' (3-1) road victory over 9th ranked Monte Hermoso (3-3) 72-62. It looked good early as Monte Hermoso took an 3-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Lanus had a 26-12 second period charge getting the lead and Monte Hermoso was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 62-72. 25 personal fouls committed by Monte Hermoso helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was an exceptional evening for naturalized Italian center Gabriel Fernandez (204-76) who led the winners and scored 10 points and 7 rebounds. Guard Nicolas Laprovittola (191-90) accounted for 15 points (made all of his seven free throws) for the winning side. Lanus' coach Silvio Jose Santander allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American forward Chuck Robinson (201-72, college: E.Carolina, agency: Dream Team Management) came up with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 rebounds and the other American import power forward Byron Johnson (201-80, college: Belm.Abbey, agency: Dream Team Management) added 14 points and 9 rebounds (made all of his twelve free throws !!!) respectively for Monte Hermoso in the defeat. Four Monte Hermoso players scored in double figures. Lanus moved-up to third place. Newly promoted Monte Hermoso dropped to the sixth position with three games lost. Lanus' next round opponent will be Penarol (#8) in Mar del Plata which should be theoretically an easy game. Monte Hermoso will play at home against Boca Juniors in Buenos Aires.
Top scorers:
Lanus: N.Laprovittola 15+2ast, M.Jeffers 12+2reb+1ast, G.Fernandez 10+7reb+3ast, M.Byro 9+3reb, T.Taylor 6+5reb+2ast, D.Prego 5+1reb
Monte Hermoso: G.Sciutto 17+6reb+3ast, B.Johnson 14+9reb+3ast, C.Robinson 13+10reb+3ast, H.Salles 10+1reb+1ast, A.White 4+2reb, S.Cabello 2
gschID: 117450


Penarol - Boca Jrs 68-73

Undefeated Penarol (2-1) recorded its first loss in Mar del Plata on Friday night. Hosts were defeated by fourth ranked Boca Juniors (2-4) 73-68. Boca Juniors outrebounded Penarol 51-34 including a 36-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. 26 personal fouls committed by Penarol helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Power forward Mariano Fierro (201-86) fired 20 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. International forward Sebastian Vega (200-88) chipped in a double-double by scoring 11 points and 15 rebounds. Center Alejandro Diez (201-87) produced 16 points and guard Facundo Campazzo (180-91) added 13 points respectively for lost side. Penarol's coach Sergio Hernandez rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Despite that victory Boca Juniors went down to fourteenth position due to points difference. Defending champion Penarol dropped to the eighth place with one game lost. Boca Juniors are looking forward to face higher ranked Monte Hermoso (#6) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Penarol will play against Lanus having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Boca Jrs: M.Fierro 20+8reb+3ast, A.Derrick 14+11reb, S.Vega 11+15reb, F.Titarelli 9+9reb+4ast, F.Martina 8+2reb, J.Brussino 5
Penarol: A.Diez 16+3reb+1ast, F.Campazzo 13+4reb+2ast, K.Lamonte 9+2reb+1ast, S.Safar 8+1ast, M.Leiva 8+3reb, L.Gutierrez 6+5reb+1ast
gschID: 117446


Club 9 - Argentino 97-74

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Argentino (3-2) against fifth ranked Club 9 (2-3) on Friday night. Visiting Argentino was crushed by fifth ranked Club 9 (2-3) in Rio Tercero 97-74. The game was mostly controlled by Club 9. Argentino managed to win third quarter 25-24. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Club 9 dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to Argentino's 30. Argentino was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of American power forward Jerome Meyinsse (206-88, college: Virginia) who helped to win the game recording 30 points, 8 rebounds and 4 blocks. Forward Martin Melo (197-82) contributed with 13 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Four Club 9 players scored in double figures. American power forward Joseph Bunn (198-75, college: Phillips (OK)) answered with 26 points and 6 rebounds (made all of his twelve free throws !!!) and the other American import guard Craig Craft (191-87, college: S.Mississippi) added 11 points in the effort for Argentino. Despite that victory Club 9 went down to ninth position due to points difference, which they share with 4 other teams. Argentino at the other side, also newcomer in the league, dropped to the fourth place with two games lost. They share the position with Obras. Club 9 will play against Estudiantes (#9) in Bahia Blanca in the next round. Argentino will play on the road against Olimpico de La Banda (#11) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Club 9: J.Meyinsse 30+8reb+1ast, B.Zanotti 15+4reb+2ast, M.Melo 13+7reb+2ast, E.Martina 11+3reb, G.Torre 8+1reb+4ast, T.Gabbidon 5+4reb+2ast
Argentino: J.Bunn 26+6reb, C.Craft 11+1reb, J.Sartorelli 8+2reb+1ast, J.Cangelosi 7+2reb, I.Nwankwo 6+4reb, E.Agostino 5+2reb+1ast
gschID: 117447


Sionista - Obras 55-85

Bottom-ranked Sionista (0-4) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 85-55 loss to tenth ranked Obras (3-2) in Parana. It looked good early as Sionista took an 1-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Obras had a 28-12 second period charge getting the lead and Sionista was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 55-85. Obras dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Sionista's 32. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists comparing to just 11 passes made by Sionista's players. It was an exceptional evening for international guard Carlos Schattmann (194-87) who led the winners and scored 22 points and 7 assists. International power forward Juan Gutierrez (205-83) accounted for 13 points and 13 rebounds for the winning side. Four Obras players scored in double figures. Naturalized Italian swingman Matias Fioretti (199-84) came up with 14 points and American swingman Cleotis Brown (198-77, college: Illinois, agency: Dream Team Management) added 12 points and 4 steals (made all of his seven free throws) respectively for Sionista in the defeat. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Obras has a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Argentino. Sionista at the other side still closes the standings with four games lost. Obras' next round opponent will be Libertad Sunchales (#10) on the road which should be theoretically another easy game. Sionista will play against Gimnasia CR (#12) in Comodoro R. and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Obras: C.Schattmann 22+1reb+7ast, J.Pittman 18+1reb+1ast, J.Gutierrez 13+13reb+2ast, L.Cequeira 11+6reb+9ast, W.McFarlan 9+5reb, A.Alloatti 8+7reb
Sionista: M.Fioretti 14+4reb+1ast, C.Brown 12+4reb, A.Zilli 8+6reb, D.Hure 7+4reb, D.Osella 6+4reb+1ast, R.Iglesias 6+4ast
gschID: 117448


Olimpico LB - Estudiantes 84-73

Very expected game when 6th ranked Estudiantes (2-3) was defeated on the road by second ranked Olimpico de La Banda (2-3) 84-73. It looked good early as Estudiantes took an 5-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Olimpico de La Banda had a 25-17 second period charge getting the lead and Estudiantes was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 73-84. 24 personal fouls committed by Estudiantes helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was an exceptional evening for American center Djibril Kante (201-80, college: Indiana St.) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 16 rebounds. Forward Enzo Ruiz (193-88, agency: Dream Team Management) accounted for 23 points for the winning side. Naturalized Spanish guard Pepe Sanchez (193-77, college: Temple) came up with 15 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 6 steals and international center Federico Aguerre (200-88) added 15 points and 9 rebounds respectively for Estudiantes in the defeat. Estudiantes' coach Jose Luis Pisani tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Despite that victory Olimpico de La Banda went down to ninth position due to points difference, which they share with 4 other teams including defeated Estudiantes. Estudiantes lost third consecutive game. Olimpico de La Banda's next round opponent will be higher ranked Argentino (#5) in Junin and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Olimpico LB: E.Ruiz 23+2reb+2ast, D.Kante 22+16reb, A.Laws 15+2reb+4ast, C.Romero 7+5reb, D.Guaita 6+2reb, C.Amicucci 4+1reb
Estudiantes: P.Sanchez 15+7reb+5ast, F.Aguerre 15+9reb+1ast, L.Faggiano 12+1reb, J.Espil 9+1ast, P.Gil 5+1reb, J.Cornley 5+1reb+1ast
gschID: 117443


Libertad S. - Gimnasia CR 80-74

Bottom-ranked Libertad Sunchales managed to get the second consecutive victory on Friday night. This time they won against seventh-ranked Gimnasia CR 80-74. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Gimnasia CR. The hosts trailed by 4 points after three quarters before their 20-10 charge, which allowed them to win the game. It was a great evening for American center Robert Battle (204-81, college: Drexel, agency: Dream Team Management) who led his team to a victory scoring 18 points, 9 rebounds and 4 blocks (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). Naturalized Italian guard Matias Ibarra (183-81) helped adding 18 points and 4 assists. At the losing side Nigerian-American power forward Reggie Okosa (206-80, college: La Salle) responded with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 12 rebounds and center Diego Romero (209-82, college: Florida St.) scored 12 points (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Libertad Sunchales (2-3) moved-up to ninth place, which they share with 4 other teams including defeated Gimnasia CR. Libertad Sunchales will meet at home higher ranked Obras (#4) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Gimnasia CR will play against Sionista (#16) in Parana and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Libertad S.: R.Battle 18+9reb, M.Ibarra 18+1reb+4ast, R.Selleaze 12+2reb+3ast, A.Galindo 12+2reb+1ast, S.Ginobili 10+4ast, R.Wolkowyski 7+9reb+4ast
Gimnasia CR: R.Okosa 14+12reb+1ast, M.Franco 12+1reb+1ast, D.Romero 12+4reb, F.Funes 12+2ast, G.Brown 8+2reb+4ast, A.Carabajal 6+1reb
gschID: 117444




Stats Leaders - LigaA
Points Per Game
 David JACKSON
  La Union
  (196-G-82)
  Avg: 19.7
 1. Jackson, La Union19.7 
 2. Bunn, Argentino18.6 
 3. Johnson, Monte H.17.9 
 4. Lo Grippo, Quimsa17.1 
 5. Meyinsse, Club 916.3 
 6. Taylor, Lanus16.2 
 7. Galindo, Libertad S.16.1 
 8. Gutierrez, Penarol15.8 
 9. Gutierrez, Obras15.5 
 10. Mikulas, La Union15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Juan GUTIERREZ
  Obras
  (205-F/C-83)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Gutierrez, Obras10.2 
 2. Rollins, Gimnasia.9.9 
 3. Williams, Atenas9.5 
 4. Kante, Olimpico LB9.4 
 5. Leiva, Penarol8.3 
 6. Kammerichs, Regat.8.2 
 7. Battle, Libertad S.8.2 
 8. Martina, Boca Jrs7.8 
 9. Levy, Lanus7.8 
 10. Johnson, Monte H.7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Pepe SANCHEZ
  Estudiantes
  (193-G-77)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Sanchez, Estudian.6.2 
 2. Martinez, Regat.5.8 
 3. Labaque, Atenas5.1 
 4. Ginobili, Libertad S.4.8 
 5. Cequeira, Obras4.7 
 6. Sartorelli, Argentino3.6 
 7. Laws, Olimpico LB3.2 
 8. Salles, Monte H.3.1 
 9. Rodriguez, Penarol3.0 
 10. Treise, Quimsa2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Pepe SANCHEZ
  Estudiantes
  (193-G-77)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Sanchez, Estudian.3.4 
 2. Cequeira, Obras3.0 
 3. Funes, Gimnasia CR2.9 
 4. Williams, Atenas2.6 
 5. De los Santo., Olimpi.2.5 
 6. Laws, Olimpico LB2.5 
 7. Martinez, Regat.2.4 
 8. Moodie, Boca Jrs2.3 
 9. Sciutto, Monte H.2.3 
 10. Ginobili, Libertad S.2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Robert BATTLE
  Libertad S.
  (204-C-81)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Battle, Libertad S.1.9 
 2. Meyinsse, Club 91.4 
 3. Johnson, Monte H.1.4 
 4. Kammerichs, Regat.1.1 
 5. Mofunanya, Lanus1.0 
 6. Gutierrez, Obras1.0 
 7. Williams, Atenas0.9 
 8. Leiva, Penarol0.8 
 9. White, Monte H.0.8 
 10. Levy, Lanus0.8 


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Standings
O Standings
 1. Thailand S. 10-4 
 2. KL Dragons 8-6 
 3. Philip.Patriots 8-6 
 4. Singapore S. 7-7 
 5. Satria Muda 6-8 
 6. Barracudas 3-11 


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Standings - NBL
NBL Standings
 1. Breakers 11-3 
 2. Wildcats 10-5 
 3. Taipans 9-3 
 4. Hawks 9-6 
 5. Crocodiles 9-7 
 6. Blaze 6-9 
 7. Tigers 5-9 
 8. 36ers 5-9 
 9. Sydney K. 1-14 


Stats Leaders - NBL
Points Per Game
 Gary ERVIN
  Hawks
  (186-G-83)
  Avg: 22.7
 1. Ervin, Hawks22.7 
 2. Penney, Breakers19.2 
 3. Redhage, Wildcats18.9 
 4. Worthington, Blaze18.5 
 5. Williams, Tigers17.8 
 6. Khazzouh, Sydney K.16.2 
 7. Ubaka, Taipans15.9 
 8. Clark, Blaze15.5 
 9. Ballinger, 36ers15.1 
 10. Devendorf, Tigers15.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Julian KHAZZOUH
  Sydney K.
  (211-C-86)
  Avg: 10.4
 1. Khazzouh, Sydney K.10.4 
 2. Holmes, 36ers8.1 
 3. Nevill, Tigers7.9 
 4. Davidson, Hawks7.9 
 5. Williams, Tigers7.7 
 6. Knight, Wildcats7.1 
 7. Vukona, Breakers7.0 
 8. Worthington, Blaze7.0 
 9. Crosswhite, Taipa.6.7 
 10. Forman, Hawks6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Corey WILLIAMS
  Tigers
  (191-G-77)
  Avg: 5.2
 1. Williams, Tigers5.2 
 2. Gibson, Blaze5.2 
 3. Carter, 36ers4.9 
 4. Shannon, 36ers4.7 
 5. Saville, Hawks4.7 
 6. Ervin, Hawks4.7 
 7. Braswell, Breakers4.0 
 8. Ubaka, Taipans3.8 
 9. DeVries, 36ers3.4 
 10. Blalock, Crocodiles3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Damian MARTIN
  Wildcats
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Martin, Wildcats1.9 
 2. Saville, Hawks1.7 
 3. Crawford, Croco.1.5 
 4. Shannon, 36ers1.5 
 5. Khazzouh, Sydney K.1.4 
 6. Penney, Breakers1.4 
 7. Williams, Tigers1.3 
 8. Braswell, Breakers1.3 
 9. Gilder, Sydney K.1.3 
 10. Hill, 36ers1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Gary ERVIN
  Hawks
  (186-G-83)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Ervin, Hawks1.4 
 2. Williams, Tigers1.2 
 3. Khazzouh, Sydney K.0.9 
 4. Redhage, Wildcats0.9 
 5. Devendorf, Tigers0.9 
 6. Weigh, Wildcats0.9 
 7. Sanders, Sydney K.0.8 
 8. Knight, Wildcats0.8 
 9. Vukona, Breakers0.7 
 10. Schenscher, Croco.0.7 


NBL Round 13: Gold Coast Blaze wins overtime game against Wollongong Hawks - by Eurobasket News
Seventh ranked Gold Coast Blaze won an overtime thriller edging 4th placed Wollongong Hawks by one point 87-86 on Sunday night. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Wollongong Hawks won third quarter 18-15. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening, at least not yet. The game turned upside-down in the last quarter, where Wollongong Hawks used huge preassure winning it 27-18 getting a tie at the end of regular time. They lost eventually overtime period 11-12. Gold Coast Blaze outrebounded Wollongong Hawks 41-30 including 30 on the defensive glass. 31 personal fouls committed by Wollongong Hawks helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The former international forward Mark Worthington (202-F-83, college: Metro St.) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 12 rebounds for the winners and American power forward Ira Clark (203-75, college: Texas) chipped in 17 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). At the losing side American guard Gary Ervin (186-83, college: Arkansas) responded with 22 points, 5 rebounds and 5 blocks. Wollongong Hawks' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Gold Coast Blaze (6-9) moved-up to sixth place. Wollongong Hawks lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the fourth position with six games lost. Gold Coast Blaze are looking forward to face Adelaide 36ers (#8) in Findon in the next round. Wollongong Hawks will play on the road against the league's second-placed Perth Wildcats (#2) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a home loss of second ranked Perth Wildcats (10-5) against eighth ranked Melbourne Tigers (5-9) on Friday night. Host Perth Wildcats were defeated by eighth ranked Melbourne Tigers (5-9) in a tough game in Perth 86-93. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Perth Wildcats. Jamaican-American guard Corey Williams (191-77, college: Alabama St.) nailed 26 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists for the winning side and Eric Devendorf accounted for 18 points. Melbourne Tigers' coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. The former international forward Shawn Redhage (203-81, college: Arizona St., agency: Warren Sports International) came up with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds for Perth Wildcats in the defeat. Melbourne Tigers has a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to seventh place, which they share with 36ers. Defending champion Perth Wildcats keep the second position with five games lost. Melbourne Tigers will play against higher ranked Cairns Taipans (#3) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Perth Wildcats will play against Wollongong Hawks in Gwynneville and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
NBL top team - New Zealand Breakers (11-3) added another victory to their record on Saturday. This time they beat sixth ranked Adelaide 36ers (5-9) in Findon 90-85. Gary Wilkinson fired 27 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Adam Ballinger produced 27 points and 5 rebounds for lost side. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. New Zealand Breakers maintains first place with 11-3 record. Adelaide 36ers at the other side dropped to the seventh position with nine games lost. They share it with Tigers. New Zealand Breakers will meet at home Cairns Taipans (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Adelaide 36ers will play against Gold Coast Blaze (#6) in Broadbeach and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last two games of round 13 Crocodiles won against Sydney K. on the opponent's court 80-73. Taipans managed to outperform Blaze in a home game 86-82.


Blaze - Hawks 87-86 OT

Seventh ranked Gold Coast Blaze won an overtime thriller edging 4th placed Wollongong Hawks by one point 87-86 on Sunday night. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Wollongong Hawks won third quarter 18-15. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening, at least not yet. The game turned upside-down in the last quarter, where Wollongong Hawks used huge preassure winning it 27-18 getting a tie at the end of regular time. They lost eventually overtime period 11-12. Gold Coast Blaze outrebounded Wollongong Hawks 41-30 including 30 on the defensive glass. 31 personal fouls committed by Wollongong Hawks helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The former international forward Mark Worthington (202-83, college: Metro St.) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 12 rebounds for the winners and American power forward Ira Clark (203-75, college: Texas) chipped in 17 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). At the losing side American guard Gary Ervin (186-83, college: Arkansas) responded with 22 points, 5 rebounds and 5 blocks and center Larry Davidson (207-83, college: Boise St.) scored 13 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Five Gold Coast Blaze and four Wollongong Hawks players scored in double figures. Wollongong Hawks' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Gold Coast Blaze (6-9) moved-up to sixth place. Wollongong Hawks lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the fourth position with six games lost. Gold Coast Blaze are looking forward to face Adelaide 36ers (#8) in Findon in the next round. Wollongong Hawks will play on the road against the league's second-placed Perth Wildcats (#2) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Blaze: M.Worthington 21+12reb+1ast, I.Clark 17+4reb+3ast, D.Hudson 13+2reb+5ast, A.Gibson 13+5reb+6ast, C.Goulding 12+7reb+3ast, T.Garlepp 7+7reb
Hawks: G.Ervin 22+5reb+2ast, O.Forman 17+3reb+1ast, L.Davidson 13+9reb+4ast, T.Demos 12+1reb+1ast, T.Coenraad 9+5reb+1ast, T.Behrendorff 8+1reb
gschID: 94593


Wildcats - Tigers 86-93

Very important is a home loss of second ranked Perth Wildcats (10-5) against eighth ranked Melbourne Tigers (5-9) on Friday night. Host Perth Wildcats were defeated by eighth ranked Melbourne Tigers (5-9) in a tough game in Perth 86-93. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Perth Wildcats. The guests were already 11 points ahead at halftime and as many as 17 after three quarters before a 31-21 last quarter charge of Perth Wildcats cut the lead to 93-86 at the end of the game. Melbourne Tigers brought some defensive toughness making 8 blocks. Jamaican-American guard Corey Williams (191-77, college: Alabama St.) nailed 26 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists for the winning side and American guard Eric Devendorf (193-87, college: Syracuse) accounted for 18 points. Melbourne Tigers' coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. The former international forward Shawn Redhage (203-81, college: Arizona St., agency: Warren Sports International) came up with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds and international swingman Stephen Weigh (198-87) added 17 points and 7 rebounds respectively for Perth Wildcats in the defeat. Four Melbourne Tigers and five Perth Wildcats players scored in double figures. Melbourne Tigers has a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to seventh place, which they share with 36ers. Defending champion Perth Wildcats keep the second position with five games lost. Melbourne Tigers will play against higher ranked Cairns Taipans (#3) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Perth Wildcats will play against Wollongong Hawks in Gwynneville and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Tigers: C.Williams 26+8reb+6ast, E.Devendorf 18+2reb+1ast, C.Tragardh 14+4reb+2ast, L.Nevill 12+7reb+1ast, B.Lewis 8+1reb, W.Helliwell 7+3reb+1ast
Wildcats: S.Weigh 17+7reb+2ast, S.Redhage 16+10reb+3ast, D.Williamson 14, K.Lisch 12+2reb+1ast, D.Martin 11+7reb+5ast, A.Majok 10+4reb
gschID: 94590


Sydney K. - Crocodiles 73-80

Very expected game in Sydney where 9th ranked Kings (1-14) were defeated by fifth ranked Townsville Crocodiles (9-7) 80-73 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 12-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 80-73. Townsville Crocodiles outrebounded Kings 42-31 including 28 on the defensive glass. They shot the lights out from three sinking 15 long-distance shots on high 51.7 percentage. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Townsville Crocodiles made 12 blocks. Swingman Bradley Williamson (197-81) fired 21 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. The former international guard Peter Crawford (193-79) chipped in 14 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Four Townsville Crocodiles players scored in double figures. Townsville Crocodiles' coach Trevor Gleeson used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American forward Patrick Sanders (198-85, college: Cal-Irvine) produced 17 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists and the former international center Julian Khazzouh (211-86) added 16 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side. Townsville Crocodiles has a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain fifth place with 9-7 record. Kings lost thirteenth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 14 games lost. Townsville Crocodiles will meet at home Melbourne Tigers (#7) in the next round. Kings will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Crocodiles: B.Williamson 21+5reb+3ast, W.Blalock 18+4reb+4ast, P.Crawford 14+6reb+6ast, M.Cedar 11+2reb, T.Blanchfield 5+3reb, R.Ellis 4+6reb
Sydney K.: P.Sanders 17+5reb+6ast, J.Khazzouh 16+5reb+3ast, T.Gilder 11+3reb+2ast, G.Dann 9+10reb+5ast, B.Madgen 8+2reb+1ast, B.Knight 6+1ast
gschID: 94591


36ers - Breakers 85-90

NBL top team - New Zealand Breakers (11-3) added another victory to their record on Saturday. This time they beat sixth ranked Adelaide 36ers (5-9) in Findon 90-85. The guests trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 8-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 90-85. New Zealand Breakers dominated on the defensive end, holding Adelaide 36ers to just 7 points in third quarter. New Zealand Breakers outrebounded Adelaide 36ers 42-29 including 19 on the offensive glass. American forward Gary Wilkinson (206-82, college: Utah St.) fired 27 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Guard Kirk Penney (196-80, college: Wisconsin) chipped in 25 points and 5 rebounds. The former international forward Adam Ballinger (205-79, college: Michigan St.) produced 27 points and 5 rebounds and the former international swingman Brad Hill (198-86) added 17 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. New Zealand Breakers maintains first place with 11-3 record. Adelaide 36ers at the other side dropped to the seventh position with nine games lost. They share it with Tigers. New Zealand Breakers will meet at home Cairns Taipans (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Adelaide 36ers will play against Gold Coast Blaze (#6) in Broadbeach and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Breakers: G.Wilkinson 27+9reb, K.Penney 25+5reb, K.Braswell 9+2reb+4ast, T.Abercrombie 8+13reb+4ast, A.Pledger 6+4reb+1ast, C.Bruton 5+2ast
36ers: A.Ballinger 27+5reb+1ast, B.Hill 17+5reb+2ast, A.Bruce 14+2reb+4ast, E.Shannon 7+3reb+5ast, D.Johnson 6+1reb, R.Howard 4+2reb+1ast
gschID: 94592


Taipans - Blaze 86-82

Rather predictable result when fourth ranked Cairns Taipans (9-3) defeated at home 7th ranked Gold Coast Blaze (6-9) 86-82 on Friday. The hosts trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 23-10 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Center Ian Crosswhite (212-82, college: Oregon) fired a double-double by scoring 24 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. American guard Ayinde Ubaka (193-85, college: California) chipped in 19 points and 4 assists. Four Cairns Taipans players scored in double figures. The former international forward Mark Worthington (202-83, college: Metro St.) produced a double-double by scoring 31 points and 11 rebounds and international guard Adam Gibson (188-86) added 13 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists respectively for lost side. Cairns Taipans has a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to third place. Loser Gold Coast Blaze dropped to the sixth position with nine games lost. Cairns Taipans will meet at home Melbourne Tigers (#7) in the next round. Gold Coast Blaze will play against Adelaide 36ers in Findon and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Taipans: I.Crosswhite 24+12reb, A.Ubaka 19+1reb+4ast, R.Dorsey 15+2reb+2ast, D.Dillon 13+5reb+3ast, D.Rychart 6+4reb+2ast, L.Tait 4+2reb+1ast
Blaze: M.Worthington 31+11reb+2ast, I.Clark 19+5reb+2ast, A.Gibson 13+7reb+9ast, C.Goulding 7+1reb+3ast, B.Teys 6, J.Cadee 2+5reb
gschID: 94589




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A Bundesliga Round 19: UBSC Graz beats Furstenfeld Panthers by two after a very close game - by Eurobasket News
The games at this stage are more interesting as they can be crucial for the final standings in Regular Season. Despite we already know who is stronger and who is weaker, there may be still last minute susprises and upsets.

The biggest surprise of round 19 in the A Bundesliga took place in Graz. Seventh ranked UBSC Graz (11-8) saved a 2-point derby victory at home edging 5th ranked Furstenfeld Panthers (11-8) 83-81 in the game for the fifth place. Furstenfeld Panthers were tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Worth to mention a great performance of Slovenian guard Dragan Miletic (195-82) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 24 points and 10 assists. American forward Louis Graham (205-84, agency: ZAG Advocates) contributed with 20 points, 7 rebounds and 4 blocks for the winners. American guard Anthony Shavies (191-83, college: Missouri St., agency: Court Side) answered with 17 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists for Furstenfeld Panthers. UBSC Graz has a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Klosterneub. and Furstenfeld. Furstenfeld Panthers lost third consecutive game. UBSC Graz is looking forward to face higher ranked Arkadia Lions (#3) in Traiskirchen in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Furstenfeld Panthers will play on the road against the league's second-placed Oberwart Gunners and are hoping to win this game.
A Bundesliga top team - Gmunden Swans (15-4) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed tenth ranked BC Vienna (6-13) 93-74. It was a great evening for the former international guard Deteri Mayes (189-74, college: Murray St., agency: Court Side) who led his team to a victory scoring 23 points (made all of his eight free throws). Dan Oppland helped adding 13 points and 10 rebounds. Gmunden Swans' coach Matthias Fischer allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. At the losing side the former international guard Stjepan Stazic (199-78, agency: World Sport Agency) responded with 25 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Defending champion maintains first place with 15-4 record. BC Vienna at the other side keeps the tenth position with 13 games lost. Gmunden Swans will play against Raiffeisen Wels (#8) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. BC Vienna will play against Gussing Knights and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

Other games in round 19 were not that significant. Oberwart beat Worthersee on the road 88-73. Gussing won against St.Polten on its own court 76-72. Klosterneub. unfortunately lost to Kapfenberg in a road game 56-60. Arkadia managed to beat Wels at home 91-83.
The most impressive performance of 19th round was 26 points and 5 rebounds by Rasheed Brokenborough of Wels.



UBSC Graz - Furstenfeld 83-81

The biggest surprise of round 19 in the A Bundesliga took place in Graz. Seventh ranked UBSC Graz (11-8) saved a 2-point derby victory at home edging 5th ranked Furstenfeld Panthers (11-8) 83-81 in the game for the fifth place. Furstenfeld Panthers were tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Worth to mention a great performance of Slovenian guard Dragan Miletic (195-82) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 24 points and 10 assists. American forward Louis Graham (205-84, agency: ZAG Advocates) contributed with 20 points, 7 rebounds and 4 blocks for the winners. American guard Anthony Shavies (191-83, college: Missouri St., agency: Court Side) answered with 17 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists and the other American import guard De'Angelo Alexander (198-84, college: Charlotte) added 14 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Furstenfeld Panthers. Four UBSC Graz and five Furstenfeld Panthers players scored in double figures. UBSC Graz has a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Klosterneub. and Furstenfeld. Furstenfeld Panthers lost third consecutive game. UBSC Graz is looking forward to face higher ranked Arkadia Lions (#3) in Traiskirchen in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Furstenfeld Panthers will play on the road against the league's second-placed Oberwart Gunners and are hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
UBSC Graz: D.Miletic 24+2reb+10ast, L.Graham 20+7reb, S.Grum 11+2reb+3ast, R.Lanegger 10+8reb, M.Stegnjaic 9+9reb+1ast, C.Knor 7+3reb
Furstenfeld: A.Shavies 17+5reb+8ast, D.Carr 15+4reb, D.Alexander 14+8reb+2ast, S.Ray 12+8reb, L.O'Neal 11+4reb+1ast, R.Hampton 8+4reb
gschID: 93808


Worthersee - Oberwart 73-88

No shocking result in a game when second ranked Oberwart Gunners (12-7) beat bottom-ranked Worthersee Piraten (1-18) in Klagenfurt 88-73. The game was mostly controlled by Oberwart Gunners. Worthersee Piraten managed to win third quarter 28-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Oberwart Gunners forced 21 Worthersee Piraten turnovers. Strangely Worthersee Piraten outrebounded Oberwart Gunners 41-27 including 31 on the defensive glass. Worthersee Piraten was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a great evening for naturalized American power forward Jason Johnson (202-77, college: Tennessee St.) who led his team to a victory scoring 17 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. American forward Joe Dean Shawn (199-87, college: Nevada) helped adding 19 points and 6 rebounds. At the losing side American forward Erik Rhinehart (206-82, college: Olivet Nazarene) responded with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 14 rebounds and power forward Bernhard Weber (201-87) produced a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Worthersee Piraten's coach rotated ten players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Oberwart Gunners maintains second place with 12-7 record having just three points less than leader Gmunden, which they share with Arkadia and Kapfenberg. Worthersee Piraten lost ninth consecutive game. They stay dead last with 18 lost games. Oberwart Gunners will play against Furstenfeld Panthers (#6) at home in the next round. Worthersee Piraten will play against Xion Dukes (#5) in Klosterneuburg to get more than just one victory in their record.
Top scorers:
Oberwart: J.Dean Shawn 19+6reb+3ast, J.Johnson 17+6reb+6ast, B.Volcic 14+8reb+1ast, K.Parker 13+2reb+2ast, H.Artner 9+2reb+5ast, L.Linzer 8+3reb+1ast
Worthersee: M.Breithuber 18+1reb+3ast, E.Rhinehart 14+14reb+1ast, B.Weber 13+11reb, G.Zajic 10+4reb+2ast, T.Kennedy 9+4reb+2ast, S.Bachlechner 4+5reb+3ast
gschID: 93809


Gmunden - BC Vienna 93-74

A Bundesliga top team - Gmunden Swans (15-4) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed tenth ranked BC Vienna (6-13) 93-74. It was a very close game until the last quarter, when Gmunden Swans's preassure prevailed and they won that period 22-17 extending their advantage to 19 points. They made 21-of-26 charity shots (80.8 percent) during the game. Gmunden Swans players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. It was a great evening for the former international guard Deteri Mayes (189-74, college: Murray St., agency: Court Side) who led his team to a victory scoring 23 points (made all of his eight free throws). American forward Dan Oppland (203-84, college: Valparaiso, agency: SportsTalent) helped adding 13 points and 10 rebounds. Gmunden Swans' coach Matthias Fischer allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. At the losing side the former international guard Stjepan Stazic (199-78, agency: World Sport Agency) responded with 25 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists and American swingman Spencer Rhynes (196-74, college: Huston-Tillotson) scored 15 points and 7 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Defending champion maintains first place with 15-4 record. BC Vienna at the other side keeps the tenth position with 13 games lost. Gmunden Swans will play against Raiffeisen Wels (#8) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. BC Vienna will play against Gussing Knights and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Gmunden: D.Mayes 23+3ast, D.Oppland 13+10reb, A.Slack 12+5reb+2ast, E.Murati 12+3reb+3ast, P.Hutter 12+2reb+2ast, M.Mayer 8+6reb+3ast
BC Vienna: S.Stazic 25+9reb+4ast, S.Rhynes 15+7reb, R.Hicks 12+7reb+1ast, M.Carr 12+3reb+4ast, M.Graf 6+2reb+1ast, S.Pekovic 3+1reb
gschID: 93810


Gussing - St.Polten 76-72

Rather expected game when 11th ranked St.Polten (5-14) lost on the road to ninth ranked Gussing Knights (8-11) 76-72. It looked good early as St.Polten took an 3-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Gussing Knights had a 25-21 second period charge getting the lead and St.Polten was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 72-76. It was a great evening for naturalized Serbian power forward Aleksandar Djuric (210-82) who led his team to a victory scoring 21 points and 6 rebounds. International guard Alexander Nunner (190-85, college: Monmouth, agency: Heinrich Sports) helped adding 13 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. At the losing side forward Tomislav Gaspar (198-83) responded with 20 points and 7 rebounds and the former international guard David Jandl (180-84, agency: Court Side) scored 13 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists. Four St.Polten players scored in double figures. Gussing Knights maintains ninth place with 8-11 record. St.Polten lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the eleventh position with 14 games lost. Gussing Knights will play against BC Vienna (#10) in Wien in the next round. St.Polten will play at home against Kapfenberg Bulls and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Gussing: A.Djuric 21+6reb+1ast, M.Heard 14+7reb+1ast, A.Nunner 13+7reb+6ast, S.Koch 9+10reb+2ast, P.Seel 8+1reb, T.Klepeisz 4+1reb+4ast
St.Polten: T.Gaspar 20+7reb+1ast, D.Jandl 13+6reb+8ast, H.Opoku 13+11reb, A.Worenz 11+1ast, R.Poiger 8+2reb, N.Kapic 5+1reb+2ast
gschID: 93811


Kapfenberg - Klosterneub. 60-56

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both fourth ranked Kapfenberg Bulls and 6th ranked Xion Dukes had identical 11-7 record. This time Kapfenberg Bulls used a home court advantage and won against the opponent from Klosterneuburg 60-56. After very bad start, Xion Dukes stormed back in the second period cutting the deficit to 1 point 29-28. But it was not enough and Kapfenberg Bulls took back the control in second half. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Xion Dukes to just 5 points in first quarter. It was a great evening for American forward Larry Gordon (196-87, college: Cal Poly Pomona, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 13 rebounds. International center Heinz Kugerl (211-86) helped adding 15 points. At the losing side Bosnian power forward Ramiz Suljanovic (206-79) responded with 20 points and 7 rebounds and American swingman Curtis Bobb (198-78, college: Utah St., agency: Rasmussen Services) scored 15 points and 9 rebounds. Kapfenberg Bulls (12-7) moved-up to second place, which they share with Arkadia and Oberwart. Xion Dukes at the other side dropped to the fifth position with eight games lost. They share it with Furstenfeld and UBSC Graz. Kapfenberg Bulls will play against St.Polten (#11) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Xion Dukes will play against Worthersee Piraten (#12) in Klagenfurt and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Kapfenberg: H.Kugerl 15+4reb, L.Gordon 13+13reb+1ast, D.Horace 9+2reb+1ast, D.Nelson 8+5reb+2ast, A.Woschank 7+3reb+3ast, M.Lanegger 5+6reb+5ast
Klosterneub.: R.Suljanovic 20+7reb+2ast, C.Bobb 15+9reb, L.Sallomon 8+4reb+3ast, D.Zeleznik 7+1reb+7ast, A.Maresch 3+2reb, J.Chappell 2+1ast
gschID: 93806


Arkadia - Wels 91-83

Not a big story in a game when 8th ranked Raiffeisen Wels (10-9) lost to third ranked Arkadia Lions (12-7) in Traiskirchen 83-91. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Raiffeisen Wels won third quarter 22-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Arkadia Lions made 17-of-19 charity shots (89.5 percent) during the game. It was a great evening for Argentinian-Italian forward Fabricio Vay (206-86, agency: Interperformances) who led his team to a victory scoring 18 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals. American swingman Kevin Houston (194-76, college: St.Bonaventure, agency: Interperformances) helped adding 28 points. At the losing side American guard Rasheed Brokenborough (191-76, college: Temple, agency: Impact Basketball) responded with 26 points and 5 rebounds and the former international forward Davor Lamesic (205-83, agency: Interperformances) scored 14 points and 8 rebounds. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Arkadia Lions has a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Oberwart and Kapfenberg. Raiffeisen Wels at the other side keep the eighth position with nine games lost. Arkadia Lions will play against UBSC Graz (#7) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Raiffeisen Wels will play against the league's leader Gmunden Swans in Gmunden and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Arkadia: K.Houston 28+3reb, F.Vay 18+8reb+5ast, D.Drenovac 17+3reb+3ast, B.Danek 11+2reb+4ast, M.Bralovic 10+7reb+4ast, P.Skurdauskas 5+5reb
Wels: R.Brokenborough 26+5reb+2ast, D.Lamesic 14+8reb+3ast, R.Holcomb Faye 13+3reb+3ast, T.Klette 10+4reb, B.Fields 10+3reb+1ast, J.Smith 4+3reb+1ast
gschID: 93807




Standings - A Bundesliga
A Bundesliga Standings
 1. Gmunden 15-4 
 2. Oberwart 12-7 
 3. Arkadia 12-7 
 4. Kapfenberg 12-7 
 5. Klosterneub. 11-8 
 6. Furstenfeld 11-8 
 7. UBSC Graz 11-8 
 8. Wels 10-9 
 9. Gussing 8-11 
 10. BC Vienna 6-13 
 11. St.Polten 5-14 
 12. Worthersee 1-18 


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Stjepan STAZIC
  BC Vienna
  (199-G-78)
  Avg: 25.9
 1. Stazic, BC Vienna25.9 
 2. Vay, Arkadia20.9 
 3. Kennedy, Worth.20.2 
 4. Houston, Arkadia19.6 
 5. Nagler, Klostern.19.2 
 6. Brokenboroug., Wel.18.9 
 7. Shavies, Furstenf.18.9 
 8. Mayes, Gmunden17.8 
 9. Miletic, UBSC G.17.8 
 10. Heard, Gussing17.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Russell HICKS
  BC Vienna
  (213-C-85)
  Avg: 9.7
 1. Hicks, BC Vienna9.7 
 2. Volcic, Oberwart8.8 
 3. Heard, Gussing8.7 
 4. Johnson, Oberwart8.5 
 5. Mayer, Gmunden7.9 
 6. Stegnjaic, UBSC G.7.9 
 7. Vay, Arkadia7.8 
 8. Graham, UBSC G.7.4 
 9. Klette, Wels7.1 
 10. Hampton, Furstenf.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Anthony SHAVIES
  Furstenfeld
  (191-G-83)
  Avg: 7.9
 1. Shavies, Furstenf.7.9 
 2. Carr, BC Vienna7.3 
 3. Holcomb-Faye, Wels6.8 
 4. Danek, Arkadia6.6 
 5. Schreiner, St.Po.5.7 
 6. Miletic, UBSC G.4.7 
 7. Boylan, Gmunden4.6 
 8. Parker, Oberwart4.5 
 9. Stazic, BC Vienna4.2 
 10. Lanegger, Kapfe.4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Thomas SCHREINER
  St.Polten
  (195-G-87)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Schreiner, St.Po.2.4 
 2. Boylan, Gmunden2.4 
 3. Shavies, Furstenf.2.3 
 4. Parker, Oberwart2.3 
 5. Ray, Furstenfeld2.2 
 6. Artner, Oberwart1.9 
 7. Vay, Arkadia1.9 
 8. Payton, Arkadia1.9 
 9. Stazic, BC Vienna1.9 
 10. Woschank, Kapfe.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Russell HICKS
  BC Vienna
  (213-C-85)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Hicks, BC Vienna2.3 
 2. Graham, UBSC G.2.0 
 3. Hampton, Furstenf.1.3 
 4. Slack, Gmunden1.1 
 5. Vay, Arkadia1.1 
 6. Pekovic, BC Vienna1.1 
 7. Miljkovic, BC Vi.0.8 
 8. Heard, Gussing0.8 
 9. N''Diaye, BC.0.7 
 10. Mayer, Gmunden0.7 


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  BALTIC LEAGUE   


Round 14: Nevezis lose #1 position in their group - by Eurobasket News
There were many interesting games last round. The round ended with change at the leadership position, derby games, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

Round 14 in Baltic League means a new league leader. The biggest surprise took place in Tallinn where host Estonian Kalev/Cramo (7-5) crushed league's leader Lithuanian Nevezis (9-3) 96-68 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Nevezis. The game was mostly controlled by Kalev/Cramo. Nevezis managed to win fourth quarter 21-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 25-of-31 free shots (80.6 percent) during the game. 28 personal fouls committed by Nevezis helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American center Michael Dunigan (208-89, college: Oregon, agency: N.E.T.) who scored 18 points, 7 rebounds and 4 blocks. Guard Gert Dorbek (194-85) chipped in 13 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Latvian forward Ernests Kalve (200-87) produced 15 points and 8 rebounds for the guests. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Kalev/Cramo has a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to sixth place in Elite. Nevezis at the other side dropped to the third position with three games lost. They were replaced at the leadership position by Rudupis. Nevezis will play next round against Norrkoping Dolphins trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Kalev/Cramo will try to continue on its current victory against first ranked Rudupis in Prienai.
The game had a very big importance for third-ranked Lithuanian Rudupis as it allowed them to take a leadership position in Elite. Rudupis smashed 12th ranked Latvian Valmiera in Prienai 92-68. Forward Vytenis Lipkevicius (198-89) orchestrated the victory by scoring 18 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line). Edgaras Zelionis contributed with 17 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Lithuanian forward Arturas Valeika (206-85, college: Midland CC) replied with 26 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists for Valmiera. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Rudupis (10-4) have an impressive five-game winning streak. As mentioned above they took over a top position. Valmiera at the other side stay at the bottom place with 14 games lost. Valmiera will play next round against strong TU/Rock trying to get back on the winning streak. Rudupis will try to continue on its current victory against sixth ranked Kalev/Cramo at Tallinn.
A very interesting game took place in Siauliai. It ended with only three-point defeat on the road of second-ranked Latvian Ventspils (9-4) to eighth ranked Lithuanian Siauliai (7-7) 89-86 on Saturday evening. Zygimantas Janavicius scored 11 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists to lead the charge for the winners. Siauliai's coach Antanas Sireika used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Ingus Bankevics responded with 16 points. Siauliai moved-up to seventh place in Elite. Loser Ventspils dropped to the fourth position with four games lost. They share it with TU/Rock. Siauliai will meet at home Norrkoping Dolphins (#8) in the next round. Ventspils will play against Perlas (#9) in Vilnius and hope to secure a win.
Another interesting game was a derby match between two teams from Tartu: TU/Rock (#5) and TTU/Kalev (#10). TU/Rock (9-4) won against visiting TTU/Kalev (3-10) 83-72. Callistus Eziukwu notched a double-double by scoring 13 points, 18 rebounds and 6 blocks to lead the effort. Defending Estonian champion moved-up to fourth place in Elite, which they share with Ventspils. TTU/Kalev lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the eleventh position with ten games lost. TU/Rock's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Valmiera (#12) on the road and are hoping to win another game. TTU/Kalev's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tallinn to the arena Kalev/Cramo.
We should mention about the upset which took place in Liepaja, where 8th ranked Swedish Norrkoping Dolphins (6-7) were outleveled in a road game by eleventh ranked Latvian Liepaja (4-10) 107-85 on Sunday. The best player for the winners was Raimonds Vaikulis who scored 25 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Liepaja moved-up to tenth place in Elite. Defending Swedish champion Norrkoping Dolphins keep the eighth position with seven games lost. Liepaja will face higher ranked Perlas (#9) in Vilnius in the next round and it may be quite challenging game.

In the last two games of round 14 In Group B Zemgale were defeated by Aiscai Kaunas in a road game 86-84.
In Elite Perlas was beaten by VEF Riga at home 55-70.


Group Challenge
Aiscai Kaunas - Zemgale 86-84

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams when top-ranked Latvian Zemgale (6-3) was edged on the road by second ranked Lithuanian Aiscai Kaunas (6-3) 86-84 on Saturday. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in Group B. The hosts trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 24-14 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Aiscai Kaunas looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The best player for the winners was guard Vytenis Jasikevicius (187-85) who scored 8 points, 12 rebounds and 7 assists. Guard Sarunas Vasiliauskas (188-89) chipped in 19 points and 5 assists. Guard Ilmars Bergmanis (184-81) produced 20 points and 6 rebounds and swingman Edgars Krumins (194-86) added 21 points and 6 rebounds respectively for the guests. Four Aiscai Kaunas and five Zemgale players scored in double figures. Zemgale's coach Varis Krumins rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Aiscai Kaunas maintains second position in Group B with 6-3 record behind leader Juventus. Aiscai Kaunas will face league's second-placed Neptunas in Klaipeda in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week.
Top scorers:
Aiscai Kaunas: S.Vasiliauskas 19+1reb+5ast, R.Jakstas 16+8reb, R.Uzas 14+2reb+4ast, G.Kurtinaitis 12+1ast, P.Cukinas 10+4reb+1ast, V.Jasikevicius 8+12reb+7ast
Zemgale: E.Krumins 21+6reb, I.Bergmanis 20+6reb+3ast, J.Rozitis 14+6reb+1ast, K.Kanbergs 11+2reb+6ast, A.Justovics 11+5reb, A.Brunins 5+3reb+2ast
gschID: 120093


Group Elite
TU/Rock - TTU/Kalev 83-72

Another interesting game was a derby match between two teams from Tartu: TU/Rock (#5) and TTU/Kalev (#10). TU/Rock (9-4) won against visiting TTU/Kalev (3-10) 83-72. The game was mostly controlled by TU/Rock. TTU/Kalev managed to win second period 20-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. TU/Rock brought some defensive toughness making 7 blocks. American power forward Callistus Eziukwu (208-85, college: Grand Valley St.) notched a double-double by scoring 13 points, 18 rebounds and 6 blocks to lead the effort and center Vallo Allingu (206-78) supported him with 10 points and 9 rebounds. Four TU/Rock players scored in double figures. Even a double-double of 19 points and 14 rebounds by American-DR Congolese forward Bambale Osby (203-86, college: Maryland) did not help to save the game for TTU/Kalev. Guard Valmo Kriisa (190-74) added 10 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for the guests. Defending Estonian champion moved-up to fourth place in Elite, which they share with Ventspils. TTU/Kalev lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the eleventh position with ten games lost. TU/Rock's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Valmiera (#12) on the road and are hoping to win another game. TTU/Kalev's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tallinn to the arena Kalev/Cramo.
Top scorers:
TU/Rock: S.Sokk 14+4reb+2ast, C.Eziukwu 13+18reb+3ast, G.Tsintsadze 12+2reb+2ast, V.Allingu 10+9reb+1ast, R.Veideman 9+2reb+1ast, A.Paade 9+5reb+1ast
TTU/Kalev: B.Osby 19+14reb+1ast, V.Kriisa 10+6reb+4ast, M.Klementsov 10+1reb+1ast, A.Parn 9+3reb, E.Keedus 9+1reb+2ast, R.Roos 6+2reb+3ast
gschID: 117248


Perlas - VEF Riga 55-70

No shocking result in a game in Vilnius where fourth ranked Latvian VEF Riga (9-2) defeated 9th ranked Lithuanian Perlas (5-9) 70-55 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by VEF Riga. Perlas managed to win third quarter 22-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. VEF Riga forced 26 Perlas turnovers. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when VEF Riga made 9 blocks. The best player for the winners was Belarusian center Artsiom Parakhouski (211-87, college: Radford) who scored 24 points, 8 rebounds and 4 blocks (on 12-of-15 shooting from the field). Swingman Sandis Valters (193-78) chipped in 17 points (perfect from downtown making all five shots). Guard Aidas Viskontas (185-86) produced 14 points and 5 assists and forward Saulius Kulvietis (203-91) added 7 points respectively for the hosts. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. VEF Riga moved-up to second place in Elite. Loser Perlas keep the ninth position with nine games lost. VEF Riga will face TU/Rock (#4) in Tartu in the next round. Perlas will play on the road against Liepaja (#10) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
VEF Riga: A.Parakhouski 24+8reb+2ast, S.Valters 17+1ast, D.Bertans 8+4reb+6ast, K.Janicenoks 6+2ast, K.Berzins 5+10reb+2ast, I.Nelyubov 4
Perlas: A.Viskontas 14+1reb+5ast, L.Samenas 8+2reb+2ast, E.Bendzius 7+3reb+1ast, S.Kulvietis 7+4reb+1ast, T.Slezas 6+3reb+1ast, K.Petrukonis 5+6reb
gschID: 117249


Rudupis - Valmiera 92-68

The game had a very big importance for third-ranked Lithuanian Rudupis as it allowed them to take a leadership position in Elite. Rudupis smashed 12th ranked Latvian Valmiera in Prienai 92-68. The game was mostly controlled by Rudupis. Valmiera managed to win second period 27-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 24-of-28 charity shots (85.7 percent) during the game. Valmiera was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Forward Vytenis Lipkevicius (198-89) orchestrated the victory by scoring 18 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line). Center Edgaras Zelionis (208-89) contributed with 17 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Five Rudupis players scored in double figures. Lithuanian forward Arturas Valeika (206-85, college: Midland CC) replied with 26 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and center Klavs Ansons (202-83) added 11 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Valmiera. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Rudupis (10-4) have an impressive five-game winning streak. As mentioned above they took over a top position. Valmiera at the other side stay at the bottom place with 14 games lost. Valmiera will play next round against strong TU/Rock trying to get back on the winning streak. Rudupis will try to continue on its current victory against sixth ranked Kalev/Cramo at Tallinn.
Top scorers:
Rudupis: V.Lipkevicius 18+8reb+5ast, E.Zelionis 17+6reb+1ast, G.Orelikas 12+6reb+3ast, E.Dainys 12+1reb+2ast, P.Butkevicius 11+8reb+1ast, A.Juskevicius 7+1reb+2ast
Valmiera: A.Valeika 26+8reb+4ast, K.Ansons 11+6reb, J.Andzejevskis 8+2reb, O.Virsis 7+1reb+2ast, M.Ziedins 7+3reb+1ast, J.Berzins 5+2reb+1ast
gschID: 117250


Kalev/Cramo - Nevezis 96-68

Round 14 in Baltic League means a new league leader. The biggest surprise took place in Tallinn where host Estonian Kalev/Cramo (7-5) crushed league's leader Lithuanian Nevezis (9-3) 96-68 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Nevezis. The game was mostly controlled by Kalev/Cramo. Nevezis managed to win fourth quarter 21-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 25-of-31 free shots (80.6 percent) during the game. 28 personal fouls committed by Nevezis helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American center Michael Dunigan (208-89, college: Oregon, agency: N.E.T.) who scored 18 points, 7 rebounds and 4 blocks. Guard Gert Dorbek (194-85) chipped in 13 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Five Kalev/Cramo players scored in double figures. Latvian forward Ernests Kalve (200-87) produced 15 points and 8 rebounds and guard Paulius Belevicius (193-88) added 16 points respectively for the guests. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Kalev/Cramo has a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to sixth place in Elite. Nevezis at the other side dropped to the third position with three games lost. They were replaced at the leadership position by Rudupis. Nevezis will play next round against Norrkoping Dolphins trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Kalev/Cramo will try to continue on its current victory against first ranked Rudupis in Prienai.
Top scorers:
Kalev/Cramo: M.Dunigan 18+7reb+1ast, G.Arbet 14+4reb+3ast, G.Dorbek 13+5reb+6ast, T.Sokk 13+2reb, J.Toome 12+5reb+1ast, R.Tamm 10+3ast
Nevezis: P.Belevicius 16+1ast, E.Kalve 15+8reb+3ast, L.Brazdauskis 11+3reb+1ast, T.Rakauskas 8+2reb+3ast, E.Dimsa 6+5reb, R.Alijevas 5+1ast
gschID: 117245


Siauliai - Ventspils 89-86

A very interesting game took place in Siauliai. It ended with only three-point defeat on the road of second-ranked Latvian Ventspils (9-4) to eighth ranked Lithuanian Siauliai (7-7) 89-86 on Saturday evening. The hosts trailed by 1 point after three quarters before their 22-18 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Siauliai dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Ventspils' 36. Guard Zygimantas Janavicius (192-89, agency: Interperformances) scored 11 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists to lead the charge for the winners and Ukrainian center Roman Gumenyuk (221-87) chipped in 17 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. Siauliai's coach Antanas Sireika used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Swingman Ingus Bankevics (195-85, agency: Alti Sport) responded with 16 points and guard Sandis Buskevics (190-77, agency: Alti Sport) scored 11 points and 8 assists. Five Siauliai and four Ventspils players scored in double figures. Siauliai moved-up to seventh place in Elite. Loser Ventspils dropped to the fourth position with four games lost. They share it with TU/Rock. Siauliai will meet at home Norrkoping Dolphins (#8) in the next round. Ventspils will play against Perlas (#9) in Vilnius and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Siauliai: D.Gvezdauskas 19+2reb+1ast, R.Gumenyuk 17+6reb+2ast, M.Delas 13+10reb+1ast, Z.Janavicius 11+7reb+7ast, D.Weaver 11, R.Edvinas 10+2reb+1ast
Ventspils: R.Anderson 17+1reb+1ast, I.Bankevics 16+4reb+2ast, L.Blaus 11, M.Gulbis 11+6reb+1ast, S.Buskevics 11+2reb+8ast, A.Strelnieks 10+4reb
gschID: 117246


Liepaja - Norrkoping 107-85

We should mention about the upset which took place in Liepaja, where 8th ranked Swedish Norrkoping Dolphins (6-7) were outleveled in a road game by eleventh ranked Latvian Liepaja (4-10) 107-85 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by Liepaja. Norrkoping Dolphins managed to win second period 25-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Strangely Norrkoping Dolphins outrebounded Liepaja 45-32 including 20 on the offensive glass. The best player for the winners was guard Raimonds Vaikulis (191-80) who scored 25 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. American guard Ashton Mitchell (180-88, college: Sam Houston St.) chipped in 27 points and 5 assists. Four Liepaja players scored in double figures. Power forward Joakim Kjellbom (213-79, college: N.Arizona) produced 23 points and 7 rebounds and swingman Sandis Valters (193-78) added 13 points and 8 rebounds respectively for the guests. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Liepaja moved-up to tenth place in Elite. Defending Swedish champion Norrkoping Dolphins keep the eighth position with seven games lost. Liepaja will face higher ranked Perlas (#9) in Vilnius in the next round and it may be quite challenging game.
Top scorers:
Liepaja: A.Mitchell 27+3reb+5ast, R.Vaikulis 25+5reb+6ast, M.Meiers 18+9reb, J.Kosuskins 17+4reb+1ast, A.Ate 6+2reb+4ast, J.Aleksejevs 5+3reb+1ast
Norrkoping: J.Kjellbom 23+7reb+1ast, M.Lindqvist 14+5reb+1ast, R.Hanke 13+8reb, T.Gaidamavicius 7+2reb+2ast, P.Sakinis 7+2reb, C.Grace 6+4reb+2ast
gschID: 117247




Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Mareks JUREVICUS
  Tezenis Verona
  (198-G/F-85)
  Avg: 19
 1. Jurevicus, Liepaja19.0 
 2. Bergmanis, Zemgale18.7 
 3. Osby, TT.18.6 
 4. Kjellbom, Norrkoping17.9 
 5. Ilin, Barsy Atyrau16.5 
 6. Vasylius, Neptunas16.0 
 7. Sirvydis, Sakalai15.5 
 8. Talts, TU/Rock15.5 
 9. Mitchell, Liepaja15.3 
 10. Juskevicius, Rudupis15.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Bambale OSBY
  TTU/Kalev
  (203-F-86)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Osby, TT.11.5 
 2. Kieza, Juventus9.9 
 3. Eziukwu, TU/Rock9.1 
 4. Dumbliauskas, Alytus A.8.6 
 5. Cipruss, Valmiera8.3 
 6. Sarakauskas, Siauliai8.1 
 7. Matulis, Sakalai8.0 
 8. Cukinas, Aiscai K.8.0 
 9. Stimac, Ventspils7.6 
 10. Veselovs, Valmiera7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Evaldas DAINYS
  Rudupis
  (180-G-82)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Dainys, Rudupis6.6 
 2. Kriisa, TT.5.4 
 3. Ezerskis, Techasas5.2 
 4. Jasikevicius, Aiscai K.5.0 
 5. Rinkevicius, Techasas5.0 
 6. Varanauskas, Sakal.4.9 
 7. Alijevas, Nevezis4.8 
 8. Mitchell, Norrkoping4.8 
 9. Viskontas, Perlas4.6 
 10. Vasiliauskas, Aiscai K.4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Silver LEPPIK
  TU/Rock
  (185-G-83)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Leppik, TU/Rock2.3 
 2. Dorbek, Rakvere2.2 
 3. Pilk, TT.2.0 
 4. Kjellbom, Norrkoping2.0 
 5. Dainys, Rudupis2.0 
 6. Saage, Rakvere1.9 
 7. Vasylius, Neptunas1.9 
 8. Rinkevicius, Techasas1.9 
 9. Arbet, Kalev/Cramo1.9 
 10. Chunda, Barsy A.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Callistus EZIUKWU
  TU/Rock
  (208-F/C-85)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Eziukwu, TU/Rock2.2 
 2. Dunigan, Kalev/Cr.2.1 
 3. Rozitis, Zemgale1.9 
 4. Kjellbom, Norrkoping1.8 
 5. Parakhouski, VEF R.1.3 
 6. Cresnar, Nevezis1.3 
 7. Silinskis, Techasas1.3 
 8. Cukinas, Aiscai K.1.2 
 9. Talts, TU/Rock1.0 
 10. Toome, Kalev/Cramo1.0 


Standings - Men
Baltic League Standings
Elite Division
 1. Rudupis 10-4 
 2. VEF Riga 9-2 
 3. Nevezis 9-3 
 4. TU/Rock 9-4 
 5. Ventspils 9-4 
 6. Kalev/Cramo 7-5 
 7. Siauliai 7-7 
 8. Norrkoping 6-7 
 9. Perlas 5-9 
 10. Liepaja 4-10 
 11. TTU/Kalev 3-10 
 12. Valmiera 1-14 
Challenge Cup
Group A
 1. Zemgale 6-3 
 2. Neptunas 6-3 
 3. Alytus Alita 4-5 
 4. Barsy Atyrau 2-6 
 5. Naglis-Adakris 2-6 
Group B
 1. Juventus 7-2 
 2. Aiscai Kaunas 6-3 
 3. Techasas 5-4 
 4. Sakalai 3-5 
 5. Rakvere 2-6 


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  BELGIUM   


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


Gent News - by Peter Buyse
Gent has replaced Israeli head-coach Bittman with former Mons coach Yves Defraigne . Defraigne returns to Belgium after several years of coaching in Germany.
The Gent native has agreed to a contract for the rest of the season and the next. Besides Mons, Defraigne also coached Brussels.
He coached Trier in Germany for several years. The new coach is scheduled to debut during the Belgian Cup game vs Antwerp on the 11th of Jan.

In other news from Gent, their recently acquired guard Elton Nesbitt (176-G-80, college: Georgia Southern) has not made it to Belgium yet due to a family emergency.
At present there is no news on his arrival. He played together with Adam Hall at Mons-Hainaut.
Nesbiit enjoyed an excellent college career at Georgia Southern where he averaged over 20 ppg during his last 2 seasons.
Played 2 years in the D-League before heading to Belgium to play for Mons-Hainaut. In 32 games he averaged 14.2 ppg.
Played 18 games in Ukraine during the 2009-2010 season.



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Bosnian Cup 1/8 finals Draw - by Sead Buljina
Basketball Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina has held a draw for the 1/8 Cup finals. With maybe one game outcome being uncertain, others have clear favorites and underdogs. Thus, quarterfinals participants are almost known in advance. B.C. Bosna is the 2010 Cup winner. A success that will be difficult to repeat this season. Cup 1/8 finals match ups:

Kakanj - Sloboda (Tuzla),

Slavija (Lukavica) - Mladost (Mrkonjic Grad),
Limometal (Cazin) - Bosna ASA BH Telecom,
Triland (Sarajevo) - Siroki TT Kabeli
Vitez - Borac Nektar,

Brotnjo (Citluk) - Capljina Lasta
Celik - Igokea,
Prijedor - Zrinjski (Mostar)

All Bosnian Cup 1/8 finals games are scheduled for January 18, 2011.


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  BULGARIA   


Dimitrov's double-double lands him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News
37-year old swingman Hrisimir Dimitrov (197-G/F-74) put on an amazing game in the last round for Spartak and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 13.
He had a double-double of 22 points and 12 rebounds, while his team beat Chernomorets (3-10) 99-85. Spartak maintains the 8th position in Bulgarian league. Too late to salvage the team, which is currently ranked at the very bottom. They already lost 10 games and recorded just three victories. Dimitrov turned to be Spartak's top player in his first season with the team. Dimitrov has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (4th best: 17.7ppg), rebounds (9th best: 7.1rpg) and averages solid 2.2spg and 59.8% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Nikolay Varbanov (209-C-85, agency: Interperformances) of Tundja Yambol. He is former international center in his first season at Tundja. In the last game Varbanov recorded impressive double-double of 20 points and 11 rebounds. Of course Tundja cruised to a 88-77 relatively comfortable win over slightly higher-ranked Cherno More (#5, 5-8). This victory allowed Tundja to move up to 6th position in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 4-9 record. Varbanov is a newcomer at Tundja and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to another Tundja Yambol's star - guard Pavel Marinov (197-G-88, agency: Interperformances). Marinov scored 23 points and grabbed five rebounds. He was another key player of Tundja, helping his team with a 88-77 win against slightly higher-ranked Cherno More (#5, 5-8). The chances of Tundja not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 9 games, recording just four victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Marinov could try to bring Tundja's a little bit higher in the standings. Marinov has a very solid season. In 8 games in Bulgaria he scored 11.0ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Bozidar Avramov (196-G-90) of Lukoil Academik - 16 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Simeon Iliev (202-F-89) of Cherno More - 19 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Todor Todorov (198-F-82) of Spartak - 16 points and 8 rebounds
7. Jason Crowe (193-G-76) of Levski - 13 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists
8. Alexander Diakovski (185-G-82) of Spartak - 24 points and 3 assists
9. Ivo Slavchev (198-F-90) of Chernomorets - 13 points and 5 rebounds
10. Simeon Naydenov (201-F/G-81) of Chernomorets - 20 points and 6 rebounds

The Player of the week is choosen based on efficiency calculation, but also including game result, importance of the game, if played recorded double-double/triple-double, etc.
The efficiency formula is a combination of various formulas used by different basketball organizations/leagues. We got involved many basketball scouts and journalists to assure it's accuracy.
The formula: 1.5*PTS + 3*(REB+AST+ST+BL-TO) - 2*BSAG - 4*PF + 3*PFRV + 4*(2FGPM+3FGPM) + 1.5*FTM - 3*(2FGPA-2FGPM) - 3*(3FGPA-3FGPM) - (FTA-FTM)


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  CHINA   


Xinjiang Continues Undefeated, Dongguan One Game Behind - by Arthur Volbert
League-leading Xinjiang won its twelfth straight game, beating Foshan 105-91. Despite the absence of Quincy Douby, Xinjiang outscored Stephon Marbury's Foshan club 35-16 in the second quarter and led 88-62 after three. James Singleton led Xinjiang with 24 points and 10 rebounds. Mengke Bateer had 24 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists. Zhang Qingpeng had 20 points and 5 rebounds. Xirelijiang had 14 points and 4 rebounds. Yang Bu scored 8.

Marbury gave a competent, but not dominant, performance with 27 points and 8 assists. Olumide Oyedeji also was not as dominant as he used to be with 17 points and 8 rebounds. Young 214 cm Zheng Zhun is not yet the star he may become, but had 22 points on 9 of 14 shooting but only 4 rebounds. The rest of the team is not worth very much though Zhao Yonggang had 10 points and 4 rebounds.

Dongguan moved to 11-1 with a 117-106 win over Qingdao. Akognon Josh-Emmanuel (180-G-86, college: Cal.St. Fullerton) had 36 points, 4 assists and 5 steals. Jackson Vroman had 28 points and 19 rebounds. With Qiu Biao still absent, Gu Quan, listed as born in 1992 and who starred as a junior in the Albert Schweitzer tournament, had 26 points, 3 assists and 5 steals. Zhang Kai returned to the lineup with 14 points and 5 rebounds. Meng Duo scored 10. Chen Hsin-An had 8 rebounds but only 2 points in 35 minutes and, like Marbury and Oyedeji, does not seem to be the player that he used to be. Charles Gaines had 30 points and 14 rebounds for Qingdao. Dee Brown scored 33. No native player scored more than 7 and the imports could not do it alone.

Without very much help from its lone import, Guangdong rallied 35-26 in the fourth quarter to edge Shanxi Zhongyu 106-102. Zhu Fangyu had 22 points and 4 rebounds. Zhou Peng scored 18. Dong Hanlin had 15 points and 8 rebounds. Liu Xiaoyu scored 10 points and Chen Jianghua had 8. Wang Zheng got into early foul trouble and played only 10 minutes, gaining 8 points and 4 rebounds. Su Wei played 27 minutes with 9 points and 4 rebounds and Wang is increasingly looking like the better center. Young Ren Junfei had 8 points and 4 rebounds in 27 minutes. Fred Jones had 4 points, 1 rebound and 4 assists in 22 minutes. National team veterans Du Feng and Wang Shipeng did not play.

Osama Daghlas had 24 points and 9 assists for Shanxi. Shawn Taggart had 22 points and 16 rebounds. Leon Rogers had 14 points and 3 rebounds. No native player was in double figures.

Jiangsu destroyed Bayi 110-87. Tang Zhengdong outplayed Wang Zhizhi with 32 points and 8 rebounds. Antoine Wright had 24 points and 10 rebounds. Jerome Moiso had 16 points and 13 rebounds. Hu Xuefeng had 14 points and 7 assists. Liu Yahui scored 13. Wang Zhizhi had 25 points and 9 rebounds. Mo Ke had 16 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Zhang Bo scored 15 but with only 1 rebound and no assists. Xu Zhonghao had 15 rebounds but scored only 7 points, all on free throws, missing all 4 of his shots. No other Bayi player was in double figures.

The Zhejiang Lions moved ahead of Beijing in the standings, 8-4 to 8-5, with a 109-103 victory. Tre Kelley had 34 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists. Lin Chih-Chieh had 24 points and 8 rebounds. Peter John Ramos had 21 points and 12 rebounds. Deng Li had 17 points and 6 rebounds. Randolph Morris had 40 points and 18 rebounds for Beijing. But Zaid Abbas did not play. Chen Lei scored 25. Young Chen Shidong had 14 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists and 4 steals. Xie Libin had 10 points and 7 assists.

Fujian defeated Shanghai 103-96. Andre Emmett had 35 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists. Dwayne Jones had 14 points and 16 rebounds. Gong Songlin scored 16 and Lu Xiaoming scored 13. Michael Harris had 36 points, 24 rebounds and 6 blocks for Shanghai. Liu Wei and Peng Fei each scored 16. Devin Green had 10 rebounds and 6 assists but only 5 points hitting 2 of 7 shots. Zhang Zhaoxu did not play and no one else contributed very much.

Liaoning blasted Zhejiang 105-80. 7-1 300 pound Han Dejun, listed as born in 1989, played 36 minutes -- he usually lasts under 20 -- and had 20 points on 9 of 15 shots and 11 rebounds. Han is a player to watch. Yang Ming had 21 points and 7 assists. Donta Smith had 18 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Guo Ailun, listed as born in 1993 and the star of the U-17 and U-18 teams, had 14 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists in 36 minutes. Liu Shunan scored 11. Li Xiaoxu had 6 points and 11 rebounds. Chris Richard played only 12 minutes and had 2 points.

Marcus Williams had 19 points and 5 rebounds for Zhejiang. Wang Dayong scored 15 in 23 minutes. Zhang Dayu had 12 points and 10 rebounds in 39 minutes but was outplayed by Han Dejun. Ding Jinhui scored 10 and Cao Fei scored 9. Chris Richard had 6 points and 5 rebounds in 14 minutes.

Despite missing native scoring star Sun Jie, Shandong defeated Tianjin 97-90. Rodney White had 25 points and 8 rebounds. Veteran guard Wang Gang had 19 points and 6 rebounds. Wu Ke had 14 points and 5 rebounds. Myron Allen scored 13. Cao Zhenhua had 10 points and 6 rebounds. Zhang Nan scored 21 for Tianjin. Lee Benson had 23 points and 11 rebounds. Herve Lamizana had 20 points, 11 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 blocks. Xu Guijun scored 18.


CBA Round 13: Bottom-ranked Fujian SBS XunXin wins against Shanghai Sharks - by Eurobasket News
Bottom-ranked Fujian SBS XunXin managed to get a second victory, breaking the series of eight consecutive loses on Sunday night. This time they won against eleventh-ranked Shanghai Sharks 103-96. Shanghai Sharks were tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. 32 personal fouls committed by Shanghai Sharks helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American swingman Andre Emmett (196-82, college: Texas Tech) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 35 points (!!!), 12 rebounds and 4 assists. His fellow American import center Dwayne Jones (211-83, college: St.Joseph's) contributed with 14 points and 16 rebounds for the winners. American forward Mike Harris (198-83, college: Rice) answered with a double-double by scoring 36 points (!!!), 24 rebounds and 6 blocks for Shanghai Sharks. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Fujian SBS XunXin (2-10) moved-up to fifteenth place, which they share with Shanxi Zh. and TianJin R. Shanghai Sharks lost fifth consecutive game. They dropped to the twelfth position with eight games lost. Fujian SBS XunXin is looking forward to face Shanxi Zhongyu (#15) in Taiyuan in the next round. Shanghai Sharks will play at home against Bayi Fubang in Ningbo and are hoping to win this game.
CBA top team - Xinjiang Flying Tige (12-0) managed to deliver another win. This time they beat thirteenth ranked Foshan (3-9) in Urumqi 105-91. The former international center Bateer Mengke (210-75) stepped up and scored 24 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners and James Singleton chipped in 24 points and 10 rebounds. At the losing side American guard Stephon Marbury (187-77, college: Georgia Tech) responded with 27 points, 8 assists and 4 steals. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Undefeated Xinjiang Flying Tige have an impressive series of twelve victories in a row. They maintain first place with 12-0 record. Foshan lost third consecutive game. They keep the thirteenth position with nine games lost. They share it with Jilin. Xinjiang Flying Tige will play against Zhejiang Guangsha Lions (#5) in Hangzhou in the next round. Foshan will play on the road against Qingdao Double Star (#10) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
The game in Hangzhou was quite interesting. 4th placed Beijing Ducks (8-5) played at the court of sixth ranked Zhejiang Guangsha Lions (8-4). Zhejiang Guangsha Lions managed to secure a 6-point victory 109-103 on Sunday. Tre Kelley nailed 34 points (!!!) and 4 assists for the winning side. Randolph Morris came up with a double-double by scoring 40 points (!!!), 18 rebounds and 4 assists for Beijing Ducks in the defeat. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. The victory was the third consecutive win for Zhejiang Guangsha Lions. They moved-up to fifth place. Beijing Ducks at the other side dropped to the sixth position with five games lost. Zhejiang Guangsha Lions will meet at home league's leader Xinjiang Flying Tige in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Beijing Ducks will play against Zhejiang Cyclones (#11) in Hangzhou and hope to secure a win.
The game in Ningbo supposed to be quite interesting. Fifth ranked Jiangsu Dragons (9-4) played at the court of 7th ranked Bayi Fubang (7-5). Jiangsu Dragons smashed Bayi Fubang 110-87. ZhengDong Tang fired 32 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Bayi Fubang's coach gave up on the game allowing to play eleven players seeing no chance for a win. The victory was the fifth consecutive win for Jiangsu Dragons. They moved-up to fourth place. Bayi Fubang at the other side keeps the seventh position with five games lost. Jiangsu Dragons will have a break next round. Bayi Fubang will play on the road against Shanghai Sharks (#12).
The game between eighth ranked Liaoning Hunters (7-6) and 10th ranked Zhejiang Cyclones (5-7) in Yingkou on Sunday ended with biggest points difference. Liaoning Hunters outscored guests from Hangzhou 105-80. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Zhejiang Cyclones. It was a very good performance for Ming Yang who helped to win the game recording 21 points, 7 assists and 4 steals. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Liaoning Hunters maintains eighth place with 7-6 record. Loser Zhejiang Cyclones keep the tenth position with seven games lost. Liaoning Hunters will face Jilin Tigers (#14) in Changchun in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Zhejiang Cyclones will play at home against Beijing Ducks (#6).

Other games in round 13 were not that significant. Qingdao DS was beaten by DongGuan on the road 117-106. Shandong won against TianJin R. on its own court 97-90. Guandong managed to outperform Shanxi Zh. in Dongguan 106-102.


Zhejiang G.L. - Beijing 109-103

The game in Hangzhou was quite interesting. 4th placed Beijing Ducks (8-5) played at the court of sixth ranked Zhejiang Guangsha Lions (8-4). Zhejiang Guangsha Lions managed to secure a 6-point victory 109-103 on Sunday. The hosts trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 38-26 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Zhejiang Guangsha Lions made 22-of-29 free shots (75.9 percent) during the game. American guard Tre Kelley (182-85, college: S.Carolina) nailed 34 points (!!!) and 4 assists for the winning side and American-Puerto Rican center Peter John Ramos (222-85) accounted for 21 points and 12 rebounds. American power forward Randolph Morris (211-86, college: Kentucky) came up with a double-double by scoring 40 points (!!!), 18 rebounds and 4 assists and swingman Lei Chen (195-83) added 25 points and 5 assists respectively for Beijing Ducks in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. The victory was the third consecutive win for Zhejiang Guangsha Lions. They moved-up to fifth place. Beijing Ducks at the other side dropped to the sixth position with five games lost. Zhejiang Guangsha Lions will meet at home league's leader Xinjiang Flying Tige in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Beijing Ducks will play against Zhejiang Cyclones (#11) in Hangzhou and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Beijing: M.Randolph 40+18reb+4ast, C.Lei 25+2reb+5ast, C.Shidong 14+3reb+3ast, X.LiBin 10+2reb+7ast, J.Zhe 6+9reb+1ast, M.Wei 5
Zhejiang G.L.: K.Tre 34+4reb+4ast, L.Chih-Chieh 24+8reb+3ast, R.Peter John 21+12reb+3ast, D.Li 17+6reb+3ast, W.Bo 7+2reb+6ast, Z.Wei 5+2reb+1ast
gschID: 118424


Liaoning - Zhejiang C. 105-80

The game between eighth ranked Liaoning Hunters (7-6) and 10th ranked Zhejiang Cyclones (5-7) in Yingkou on Sunday ended with biggest points difference. Liaoning Hunters outscored guests from Hangzhou 105-80. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Zhejiang Cyclones. The game without a history. Liaoning Hunters led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 78 of its points in the paint compared to Zhejiang Cyclones' 38. Liaoning Hunters forced 19 Zhejiang Cyclones turnovers and outrebounded them 48-35 including a 30-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Liaoning Hunters made 7 blocks. It was a very good performance for guard Ming Yang (193-85) who helped to win the game recording 21 points, 7 assists and 4 steals. Center Dejun Han (215-89) contributed with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. American forward Marcus Williams (201-86, college: Arizona, agency: ZAG Advocates) answered with 19 points and 5 rebounds (perfect behind the arc making all five shots) and the former international center Dayu Zhang (210-91) added 12 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Zhejiang Cyclones. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Liaoning Hunters maintains eighth place with 7-6 record. Loser Zhejiang Cyclones keep the tenth position with seven games lost. Liaoning Hunters will face Jilin Tigers (#14) in Changchun in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Zhejiang Cyclones will play at home against Beijing Ducks (#6).
Top scorers:
Zhejiang C.: W.Marcus 19+5reb+3ast, W.DaYong 15+2reb+2ast, Z.Dayu 12+10reb+1ast, D.Jinhui 10+2reb+3ast, C.Fei 9+1reb+3ast, J.Peng 7+2reb+1ast
Liaoning: Y.Ming 21+4reb+7ast, H.Dejun 20+11reb, S.Donta 18+7reb+4ast, G.Ailun 14+4reb+6ast, L.Shunan 11+4reb+1ast, L.Xiaoxu 6+11reb
gschID: 118420


DongGuan - Qingdao DS 117-106

No shocking result in a game when second ranked DongGuan Leopards (11-1) beat at home 9th ranked Qingdao Double Star (5-7) 117-106 on Sunday. The hosts trailed by 13 points at the halftime before their 75-51 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. DongGuan Leopards forced 23 Qingdao Double Star turnovers. Qingdao Double Star was plagued by 31 personal fouls down the stretch. Quite impressive performance for American-Lebanese power forward Jackson Vroman (208-81, college: Iowa St.) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 28 points and 19 rebounds. Nigerian guard Josh-Emmanuel Akognon (180-86, college: Cal.St. Fullerton) contributed with 36 points (!!!) and 4 assists (made all of his eight free throws) for the winners. Five DongGuan Leopards players scored in double figures. American forward Charles Gaines (201-81, college: S.Mississippi, agency: Gross Zeev ISA) answered with a double-double by scoring 30 points and 14 rebounds and the other American import guard Dee Brown (185-84, college: Illinois) added 33 points (!!!) in the effort for Qingdao Double Star. Qingdao Double Star's coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. DongGuan Leopards maintains second place with 11-1 record behind leader Xinjiang. Loser Qingdao Double Star dropped to the tenth position with seven games lost. DongGuan Leopards will face Shandong Bulls (#9) in Jinan in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Qingdao Double Star will play at home against Foshan.
Top scorers:
Qingdao DS: B.Dee 33+4reb+3ast, G.Charles 30+14reb+3ast, L.Yan 9+1reb, A.Zaid 7+6reb+2ast, S.Shengyue 7+2reb, L.Gen 6+1reb
DongGuan: A.Josh-Emmanuel 36+2reb+4ast, V.Jackson 28+19reb+1ast, G.QuAn 26+2reb+3ast, Z.Kai 14+5reb+1ast, P.Duo 10+3reb+2ast, C.HsinAn 2+8reb+2ast
gschID: 118421


Shandong - TianJin R. 97-90

Very expected game when 16th ranked TianJin Rongcheng (2-10) lost to twelfth ranked Shandong Bulls (6-6) in Jinan 90-97 on Sunday. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 34-24. But TianJin Rongcheng won second period 21-14. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Shandong Bulls won last quarter 27-22. They made 23-of-29 free shots (79.3 percent) during the game. Quite impressive performance for American forward Rodney White (206-80, college: Charlotte) who helped to win the game recording 25 points and 8 rebounds. The former international guard Gang Wang (185-83) contributed with 19 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Ivorian-French power forward Herve Lamizana (207-81, college: Rutgers) answered with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 11 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 blocks and American power forward Lee Benson (208-73, college: Brown Mackie, agency: Paris Global Sports) added 23 points and 11 rebounds in the effort for TianJin Rongcheng. Five Shandong Bulls and four TianJin Rongcheng players scored in double figures. TianJin Rongcheng's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Shandong Bulls moved-up to ninth place. TianJin Rongcheng lost their third game in a row. They dropped to the bottom position with ten games lost. Shandong Bulls will face league's second-placed DongGuan Leopards on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. TianJin Rongcheng will play against the league's second-placed DongGuan Leopards (#2) having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
TianJin R.: B.Lee 23+11reb, Z.Nan 21+4reb+2ast, L.Herve 20+11reb+6ast, X.GuiJun 18+2reb+1ast, L.Wei 4+2reb, L.GangFeng 2+2reb+1ast
Shandong: W.Rodney 25+8reb+3ast, W.Gang 19+6reb+1ast, W.Ke 14+5reb+1ast, A.Myron 13+3reb+3ast, C.ZhenHua 10+6reb+2ast, L.Li 7+2reb
gschID: 118422


Bayi - Jiangsu 87-110

The game in Ningbo supposed to be quite interesting. Fifth ranked Jiangsu Dragons (9-4) played at the court of 7th ranked Bayi Fubang (7-5). Jiangsu Dragons smashed Bayi Fubang 110-87. The game without a history. Jiangsu Dragons led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 74 of its points in the paint compared to Bayi Fubang's 52. The former international center ZhengDong Tang (213-84) fired 32 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. American swingman Antoine Wright (201-84, college: Texas A&M) chipped in a double-double by scoring 24 points and 10 rebounds. Five Jiangsu Dragons players scored in double figures. The former international center ZhiZhi Wang (214-79) produced 25 points and 9 rebounds and the former international center Ke Mo (210-82) added 16 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists respectively for lost side. Bayi Fubang's coach gave up on the game allowing to play eleven players seeing no chance for a win. The victory was the fifth consecutive win for Jiangsu Dragons. They moved-up to fourth place. Bayi Fubang at the other side keeps the seventh position with five games lost. Jiangsu Dragons will have a break next round. Bayi Fubang will play on the road against Shanghai Sharks (#12).
Top scorers:
Bayi: W.ZhiZhi 25+9reb+1ast, M.Ke 16+9reb+5ast, Z.Bo 15+1reb, X.ZhongHao 7+15reb, H.Shuo 7+3reb+3ast, W.Lei 6+2reb+3ast
Jiangsu: T.ZhengDong 32+8reb+1ast, W.Antoine 24+10reb+2ast, M.Jerome 16+13reb, H.XueFeng 14+5reb+7ast, L.Yahui 13+1reb, Y.Li 5+4reb+1ast
gschID: 118423


Xinjiang - Foshan 105-91

CBA top team - Xinjiang Flying Tige (12-0) managed to deliver another win. This time they beat thirteenth ranked Foshan (3-9) in Urumqi 105-91. The game was mostly controlled by Xinjiang Flying Tige. Foshan managed to win fourth quarter 29-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Xinjiang Flying Tige shot 60.6 percent from the field. The former international center Bateer Mengke (210-75) stepped up and scored 24 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners and American forward James Singleton (203-81, college: Murray St.) chipped in 24 points and 10 rebounds. At the losing side American guard Stephon Marbury (187-77, college: Georgia Tech) responded with 27 points, 8 assists and 4 steals and center Zhun Zheng (214-92) scored 22 points. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Xinjiang Flying Tige have an impressive series of twelve victories in a row. They maintain first place with 12-0 record. Foshan lost third consecutive game. They keep the thirteenth position with nine games lost. They share it with Jilin. Xinjiang Flying Tige will play against Zhejiang Guangsha Lions (#5) in Hangzhou in the next round. Foshan will play on the road against Qingdao Double Star (#10) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Foshan: M.Stephon 27+2reb+8ast, Z.Zhun 22+4reb+1ast, O.Olumide 17+8reb+1ast, Z.Yong-gang 10+4reb+1ast, H.Ben 4+1reb, J.Jiming 4+2reb+1ast
Xinjiang: M.Bateer 24+9reb+7ast, S.James 24+10reb+2ast, Z.QingPeng 20+5reb+2ast, C.Tal 14+4reb+2ast, B.Yang 8+1reb, X.GuoChong 7+1reb
gschID: 118418


Shanghai - Fujian 96-103

Bottom-ranked Fujian SBS XunXin managed to get a second victory, breaking the series of eight consecutive loses on Sunday night. This time they won against eleventh-ranked Shanghai Sharks 103-96. Shanghai Sharks were tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. 32 personal fouls committed by Shanghai Sharks helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American swingman Andre Emmett (196-82, college: Texas Tech) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 35 points (!!!), 12 rebounds and 4 assists. His fellow American import center Dwayne Jones (211-83, college: St.Joseph's) contributed with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 16 rebounds for the winners. Four Fujian SBS XunXin players scored in double figures. American forward Mike Harris (198-83, college: Rice) answered with a double-double by scoring 36 points (!!!), 24 rebounds and 6 blocks and international guard Wei LiuWei (190-80) added 16 points and 5 assists in the effort for Shanghai Sharks. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Fujian SBS XunXin (2-10) moved-up to fifteenth place, which they share with Shanxi Zh. and TianJin R. Shanghai Sharks lost fifth consecutive game. They dropped to the twelfth position with eight games lost. Fujian SBS XunXin is looking forward to face Shanxi Zhongyu (#15) in Taiyuan in the next round. Shanghai Sharks will play at home against Bayi Fubang in Ningbo and are hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Shanghai: H.Mike 36+24reb+1ast, L.Wei 16+3reb+5ast, P.Fei 16+3reb, W.Yang 8+2reb+1ast, W.Ligang 6+3reb+1ast, G.Devin 5+10reb+6ast
Fujian: E.Andre 35+12reb+4ast, G.SongLin 16+2reb, J.Dwayne 14+16reb+1ast, L.XiaoMing 13+2reb+1ast, G.Lei 8+10reb, L.Hang 8+7reb
gschID: 118419


Shanxi Zh. - Guandong 102-106

Very predictable result when third ranked Guandong Tigers (9-3) won against 15th ranked Shanxi Zhongyu (2-10) in Taiyuan 106-102 on Sunday. The guests trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 11-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 106-102. Shanxi Zhongyu was plagued by 34 personal fouls down the stretch. Quite impressive performance for international forward FangYu Zhu (201-83) who helped to win the game recording 22 points. International forward Dong Hanlin (208-91) contributed with 15 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. American forward Rodney White (206-80, college: Charlotte) answered with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 16 rebounds and Jordanian guard Osama Daghlas (199-79, college: Midwestern St.) added 24 points, 9 assists and 4 steals in the effort for Shanxi Zhongyu. Five Guandong Tigers and four Shanxi Zhongyu players scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. Guandong Tigers maintains third place with 9-3 record having just three points less than leader Xinjiang. Loser Shanxi Zhongyu keeps the fifteenth position with ten games lost. Guandong Tigers will have a break next round. Shanxi Zhongyu will play on the road against Fujian SBS XunXin (#16) in Jinjiang and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Shanxi Zh.: D.Osama 24+3reb+9ast, 22+16reb, R.Leon 14+3reb+2ast, H.Bing 10+3reb, Z.XueWen 9, D.JiangPeng 8+1reb+2ast
Guandong: Z.FangYu 22+4reb, Z.Peng 18+3reb+1ast, H.Dong 15+8reb+1ast, L.XiaoYu 12+2reb+2ast, C.Jianghua 10+4reb+2ast, S.Wei 9+4reb+1ast
gschID: 118417




Standings - CBA
CBA Standings
 1. Xinjiang 12-0 
 2. DongGuan 11-1 
 3. Guandong 9-3 
 4. Jiangsu 9-4 
 5. Zhejiang G.L. 8-4 
 6. Beijing 8-5 
 7. Bayi 7-5 
 8. Liaoning 7-6 
 9. Shandong 6-6 
 10. Qingdao DS 5-7 
 11. Zhejiang C. 5-7 
 12. Shanghai 5-8 
 13. Foshan 3-9 
 14. Jilin 3-9 
 15. Shanxi Zh. 2-10 
 16. Fujian 2-10 
 17. TianJin R. 2-10 


Stats Leaders - CBA
Points Per Game
 Charles GAINES
  Qingdao DS
  (201-F-81)
  Avg: 32.6
 1. Gaines, Qingdao DS32.6 
 2. Morris, Beijing29.7 
 3. Kelley, Zhejiang.28.4 
 4. Douby, Xinjiang28.3 
 5. Lamizana, TianJ.28.3 
 6. James, Zhejiang C.27.9 
 7. Brown, Qingdao DS27.2 
 8. Akognon, DongGuan26.7 
 9. Crittenton, Zhejia.25.8 
 10. Emmett, Fujian25.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dwayne JONES
  Fujian
  (211-C-83)
  Avg: 17.9
 1. Jones, Fujian17.9 
 2. Benson, TianJin R.14.8 
 3. Gaines, Qingdao DS14.3 
 4. Oyedeji, Foshan14.3 
 5. Watkins, Jilin14.3 
 6. Ramos, Zhejiang.13.6 
 7. Abbaas, Beijing13.0 
 8. Moiso, Jiangsu12.7 
 9. Harris, Shanghai12.5 
 10. Morris, Beijing12.3 
Assists Per Game
 Osama DAGHLAS
  Shanxi Zh.
  (199-G-79)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Daghlas, Shanxi Zh.9.3 
 2. Hu, Jiangsu6.3 
 3. Lu, Fujian5.7 
 4. Marbury, Foshan5.2 
 5. Vroman, DongGuan5.1 
 6. Emmett, Fujian5.0 
 7. Jones, Guandong4.9 
 8. Kelley, Zhejiang.4.9 
 9. Douby, Xinjiang4.8 
 10. Green, Shanghai4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Javaris CRITTENTON
  Zhejiang G.L.
  (196-G-87)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Crittenton, Zhejia.3.6 
 2. Douby, Xinjiang3.5 
 3. Emmett, Fujian3.4 
 4. Hu, Jiangsu3.4 
 5. Vroman, DongGuan3.3 
 6. Daghlas, Shanxi Zh.3.2 
 7. Akognon, DongGuan2.8 
 8. Zhong, Jilin2.8 
 9. James, Zhejiang C.2.6 
 10. Gaines, Qingdao DS2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Herve LAMIZANA
  TianJin R.
  (207-F/C-81)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Lamizana, TianJ.3.6 
 2. Jones, Fujian2.6 
 3. Vroman, DongGuan2.3 
 4. Watkins, Jilin2.0 
 5. Moiso, Jiangsu1.8 
 6. Boone, Zhejiang C.1.8 
 7. Morris, Beijing1.8 
 8. Wang, Bayi1.7 
 9. Zhang, Shanghai1.7 
 10. Abbaas, Beijing1.6 


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Stats Leaders - A1
Points Per Game
 Dario SARIC
  KK Zagreb CO
  (205-F/C-94)
  Avg: 18.4
 1. Saric, Dubrava18.4 
 2. Zitko, Trogir17.8 
 3. Krapic, Zabok17.6 
 4. Sobin, KK Split17.3 
 5. Basic, Dubrava15.5 
 6. Helbich, Svjetlost15.5 
 7. Ceskovic, Trogir14.9 
 8. Kamaldin, Darda14.8 
 9. Basljan, Dubrava14.7 
 10. Dosen, Dubrovnik14.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dalibor BAGARIC
  Marousi
  (217-C-80)
  Avg: 11.6
 1. Bagaric, Dubrava11.6 
 2. Radic, Alkar Sinj9.5 
 3. Krapic, Zabok9.4 
 4. Saric, Dubrava8.9 
 5. Krolo, Darda8.0 
 6. Sobin, KK Split7.4 
 7. Vukicevic, Svjetlost6.7 
 8. Zupic, Alkar Sinj6.4 
 9. Ragsdale, Kvarner .6.0 
 10. Ridl, Darda6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Rudolf JUGO
  Kvarner 2010
  (183-G-84)
  Avg: 4.6
 1. Jugo, Kvarner 20104.6 
 2. Misic, Svjetlost4.5 
 3. Blajic, Trogir4.3 
 4. Delas, Alkar Sinj4.1 
 5. Primorac, Dubrava4.0 
 6. Tomeljak, Zabok3.9 
 7. Sarac, Svjetlost3.8 
 8. Peric, Dubrovnik3.2 
 9. Dosen, Dubrovnik3.1 
 10. Katic, KK Split2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Ozren MISIC
  Svjetlost
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Misic, Svjetlost2.5 
 2. Anzulovic, Alkar Sinj2.2 
 3. Swift, Darda1.9 
 4. Blajic, Trogir1.8 
 5. Saric, Dubrava1.8 
 6. Tomeljak, Zabok1.8 
 7. Skific, Borik1.8 
 8. Kamaldin, Darda1.7 
 9. Jugo, Kvarner 20101.7 
 10. Norac, Svjetlost1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Toni VITALI
  Trogir
  (201-F-91)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Vitali, Trogir1.8 
 2. Bagaric, Dubrava1.6 
 3. Karac, Dubrovnik1.2 
 4. Ragsdale, Kvarner .1.2 
 5. Sobin, KK Split1.2 
 6. Kraljevic, Zabok1.0 
 7. Saric, Dubrava1.0 
 8. Krolo, Darda1.0 
 9. Sarlija, Borik0.9 
 10. Rikic, Dubrava0.7 


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Standings - Division A
Division A Standings
 1. Keravnos 9-2 
 2. APOEL 7-2 
 3. Apollon 7-3 
 4. Etha 6-4 
 5. Achilleas 5-5 
 6. AEL 3-6 
 7. AEK 3-7 
 8. ENAD 3-8 
 9. Omonia 2-8 


A1 Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Milutin ALEKSIC
  AEK
  (203-F-82)
  Avg: 18.7
 1. Aleksic, AEK18.7 
 2. Diamantopoul., Achill.17.4 
 3. Dunovic, Omonia17.4 
 4. Davis, AP.16.6 
 5. Camacho, Apollon16.0 
 6. Hanavan, AP.15.6 
 7. Djikanovic, Achilleas15.3 
 8. Radunovic, ENAD15.2 
 9. Sims, Apollon15.1 
 10. King, Etha14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Anthony KING
  Etha
  (206-F/C-85)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. King, Etha11.2 
 2. Djikanovic, Achilleas10.1 
 3. Radunovic, ENAD9.0 
 4. Aleksic, AEK8.0 
 5. Johnson, Keravnos6.8 
 6. Bobbitt, AEK6.7 
 7. Buljan, AP.6.6 
 8. McLain, Omonia6.4 
 9. Camacho, Apollon6.0 
 10. Radojevic, Omonia5.9 
Assists Per Game
 Dante STIGGERS
  Apollon
  (187-G-82)
  Avg: 5
 1. Stiggers, Apollon5.0 
 2. Berdiel, AEK4.4 
 3. Kounounis, AEL3.9 
 4. Stallings, Apollon3.7 
 5. Diamantopoul., Achill.3.6 
 6. Cummings, Keravnos3.6 
 7. Dunovic, Omonia3.4 
 8. Razis, ENAD3.3 
 9. Price, ENAD3.1 
 10. Frasor, Achilleas3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Tony BOBBITT
  Huracanes
  (193-G-79)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Bobbitt, AEK2.7 
 2. Palalas, AEL2.5 
 3. Berdiel, AEK2.2 
 4. Kent, ENAD2.1 
 5. Johnson, Etha2.1 
 6. Hanavan, AP.1.9 
 7. Price, ENAD1.9 
 8. Pantouris, Achilleas1.8 
 9. Tzakopoulos, Achil.1.7 
 10. Stiggers, Apollon1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Avis WYATT
  AEL
  (211-F/C-84)
  Avg: 2
 1. Wyatt, AEL2.0 
 2. Collins, ENAD1.6 
 3. Johnson, Keravnos1.4 
 4. Radojevic, Omonia1.4 
 5. King, Etha1.4 
 6. Fells, Keravnos1.1 
 7. Collins, AEK0.9 
 8. Dials, Apollon0.9 
 9. Clark, AEL0.7 
 10. Englicky, Apollon0.7 


Standings - Division B
Division B Standings
1. APOP Paphou 9-1
2. Anagennises 8-1
3. Doxa 6-2

4. Onisilos 6-2
5. Athanasiou 4-4
6. Zinon 3-4
7. Asteras 2-5
8. Achilleas Agrou 2-6
9. Olympos 2-6
10. Athl.Aradippou 1-2
11. Enosis 1-8
12. Akademia 0-0
13. Athl.Ey Zin 0-0
14. Argonaftes 0-8


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NBL Round 16: BK Prostejov defeats leader BK Pardubice - by Eurobasket News
The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of BK Pardubice (11-3) at the home court on Saturday night. Hosts were edged by BK Prostejov (12-2) 83-81. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of BK Pardubice. It was a key game for the top position in the league as both teams had the same 11-2 record before this meeting. The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 30-19. But BK Pardubice won second period 25-24. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Eugene Lawrence (184-86, college: St.John's) who helped to win the game recording 24 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Lithuanian guard Benas Veikalas (192-83, college: Metro St.) contributed with 17 points for the winners. American guard Maurice Hampton (188-84, college: Austin Peay St.) replied with 18 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for BK Pardubice. BK Pardubice's coach Jan Slowiak tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. BK Prostejov has a solid four-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader. BK Pardubice at the other side dropped to the second place with three games lost. BK Prostejov are looking forward to face Lokomotiva Plzen (#10) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. BK Pardubice will play against USK Praha (#9) and is hoping to win this game.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked BK Decin (11-4) against seventh ranked BC Kolin (7-8) on Saturday night. Visiting BK Decin was defeated by seventh ranked BC Kolin (7-8) in a tough game in Kolin 75-79. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of BK Decin. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Terry Smith (185-86, college: Mercyhurst) who helped to win the game recording 18 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists and Stanislav Zuzak who added 19 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side international forward Pavel Houska (201-84) responded with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 15 rebounds. BC Kolin moved-up to sixth place, which they share with B&W Opava. BK Decin at the other side keeps the third position with four games lost. They share it with Novy Jicin. BC Kolin will play against higher ranked NH Ostrava (#5) at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. BK Decin will have a break next round.
The game between sixth ranked B&W Opava (7-8) and 11th ranked Basketbal Svitavy (1-13) in Opava on Saturday ended with biggest points difference. B&W Opava outscored guests from Svitavy 114-82. The winners were led by Jakub Sirina who had that evening a double-double by scoring 25 points, 10 assists and 4 steals. Even 20 points and 8 rebounds by Ladislav Horak did not help to save the game for Basketbal Svitavy. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. B&W Opava maintains sixth position with 7-8 record, which they share with BC Kolin. Basketbal Svitavy lost ninth consecutive game. Newly promoted team stay at the bottom place with 13 games lost. They share the position with Plzen. B&W Opava will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Basketbal Svitavy will play against Novy Jicin (#4) in Novy Jicin.

In the last two games of round 16 NH Ostrava beat Plzen on the road 67-61. Novy Jicin destroyed Basketbol Brno on its own court 88-64.


B&W Opava - Svitavy 114-82

The game between sixth ranked B&W Opava (7-8) and 11th ranked Basketbal Svitavy (1-13) in Opava on Saturday ended with biggest points difference. B&W Opava outscored guests from Svitavy 114-82. The game without a history. B&W Opava led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 34-of-41 free shots (82.9 percent) during the game, while Basketbal Svitavy only scored seventeen points from the stripe. B&W Opava looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Basketbal Svitavy's players. The winners were led by international guard Jakub Sirina (185-87) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 25 points, 10 assists and 4 steals and forward Jakub Blazek (203-80) supported him with 14 points and 5 rebounds. Even 20 points and 8 rebounds by power forward Ladislav Horak (205-86) did not help to save the game for Basketbal Svitavy. Guard Tomas Macela (179-88) added 12 points and 6 assists for lost side. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. B&W Opava maintains sixth position with 7-8 record, which they share with BC Kolin. Basketbal Svitavy lost ninth consecutive game. Newly promoted team stay at the bottom place with 13 games lost. They share the position with Plzen. B&W Opava will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Basketbal Svitavy will play against Novy Jicin (#4) in Novy Jicin.
Top scorers:
B&W Opava: J.Sirina 25+4reb+10ast, J.Blazek 14+5reb+1ast, M.Miklosik 13+4reb, O.Dygryn 13+3reb+1ast, B.Brlit 12+3ast, M.Vanak 12+5reb+2ast
Svitavy: L.Horak 20+8reb+2ast, J.Sedlak 16+5reb, T.Macela 12+3reb+6ast, J.Spacek 11+4reb, L.Sindelar 10+2reb, Harcar 5+1reb
gschID: 91941


BK Pardubice - BK Prostejov 81-83

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of BK Pardubice (11-3) at the home court on Saturday night. Hosts were edged by BK Prostejov (12-2) 83-81. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of BK Pardubice. It was a key game for the top position in the league as both teams had the same 11-2 record before this meeting. The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 30-19. But BK Pardubice won second period 25-24. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Eugene Lawrence (184-86, college: St.John's) who helped to win the game recording 24 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Lithuanian guard Benas Veikalas (192-83, college: Metro St.) contributed with 17 points for the winners. American guard Maurice Hampton (188-84, college: Austin Peay St.) replied with 18 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and his fellow American import power forward Marcus Arnold (207-84, college: Illinois, agency: Stanley International) added 14 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for BK Pardubice. BK Pardubice's coach Jan Slowiak tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. BK Prostejov has a solid four-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader. BK Pardubice at the other side dropped to the second place with three games lost. BK Prostejov are looking forward to face Lokomotiva Plzen (#10) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. BK Pardubice will play against USK Praha (#9) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
BK Prostejov: E.Lawrence 24+5reb+4ast, B.Veikalas 17+1reb+3ast, K.Landry 14+6reb+1ast, B.Cadri-Nicholson 8+8reb+1ast, A.Slezas 7+4reb+1ast, R.Hyzy 4+2reb+1ast
BK Pardubice: M.Hampton 18+5reb+4ast, M.Arnold 14+8reb, M.Sykora 13+5reb+2ast, K.L. 10+1reb+1ast, Z.Pospisil 9+3reb, M.Marek 9+4reb
gschID: 91942


Plzen - NH Ostrava 61-67

No shocking result in a game when fifth ranked NH Ostrava (10-5) beat on the road 10th ranked Lokomotiva Plzen (1-13) 67-61 on Saturday. NH Ostrava maintains fifth position with 10-5 record. Lokomotiva Plzen lost fourth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the tenth place with 13 games lost. They share the position with Svitavy. NH Ostrava will meet BC Kolin (#7) on the road in the next round. Lokomotiva Plzen will play against the league's leader BK Prostejov.
gschID: 91938


BC Kolin - BK Decin 79-75

Very important is a road loss of third ranked BK Decin (11-4) against seventh ranked BC Kolin (7-8) on Saturday night. Visiting BK Decin was defeated by seventh ranked BC Kolin (7-8) in a tough game in Kolin 75-79. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of BK Decin. It looked good early as BK Decin took an 5-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then BC Kolin had a 25-9 second period charge getting the lead and BK Decin was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 75-79. BK Decin was plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Terry Smith (185-86, college: Mercyhurst) who helped to win the game recording 18 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists and power forward Stanislav Zuzak (206-80, college: Cal-Irvine) who added 19 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side international forward Pavel Houska (201-84) responded with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 15 rebounds and American guard Levell Sanders (189-75, college: Seton Hall, agency: Stanley International) scored 18 points. Four BK Decin players scored in double figures. BC Kolin moved-up to sixth place, which they share with B&W Opava. BK Decin at the other side keeps the third position with four games lost. They share it with Novy Jicin. BC Kolin will play against higher ranked NH Ostrava (#5) at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. BK Decin will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
BC Kolin: S.Zuzak 19+8reb+1ast, T.Smith 18+7reb+5ast, P.Hemmy 12+2reb+1ast, D.Machac 9+5reb, B.Jones 9+3reb+5ast, M.Hubalek 8+2reb
BK Decin: L.Sanders 18+1reb+2ast, W.Hatcher 18+1reb+1ast, P.Houska 12+15reb+3ast, A.Alic 12+6reb+3ast, T.Pomikalek 7+4reb+2ast, M.Soukup 4+3reb
gschID: 91939


Novy Jicin - Basketbol Brno 88-64

Very expected game when 8th ranked Basketbol Brno (5-10) was smashed on the road by fourth ranked Novy Jicin (11-4) 88-64 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Novy Jicin. Basketbol Brno managed to win fourth quarter 25-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Novy Jicin made 20-of-25 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game, while Basketbol Brno only scored one point from the stripe. Novy Jicin had a 35-20 advantage in offensive rebounds. The winners were led by Canadian-Jamaican forward Corey Muirhead (198-83, college: W.Carolina) who scored that evening 24 points and 7 rebounds and American-Puerto Rican guard Emanuel Ubilla (188-86, college: Fairleigh Dickinson) supported him with 10 points and 4 assists. Five Novy Jicin players scored in double figures. Even 13 points and 6 rebounds by forward Stepan Reinberger (201-81) did not help to save the game for Basketbol Brno. Slovakian center Peter Sedmak (203-85) added 13 points and 6 rebounds for lost side. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Novy Jicin moved-up to third place, which they share with BK Decin. Loser Basketbol Brno keeps the eighth position with ten games lost. Novy Jicin will meet bottom-ranked Basketbal Svitavy (#11) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Basketbol Brno will play against BC Kolin and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Novy Jicin: C.Muirhead 24+7reb, V.Peciukas 13+2reb, O.Soska 12+4reb, W.Channels 11+3reb+2ast, E.Ubilla 10+4reb+4ast, R.Sarovic 4+6reb+1ast
Basketbol Brno: P.Sedmak 13+6reb+1ast, S.Reinberger 13+6reb+3ast, M.Norwa 12+5reb+2ast, E.Holloway 9+6reb+3ast, S.Castleberry 6+4reb, B.Meno 6+3reb
gschID: 91940




Standings - NBL
NBL Standings
 1. BK Prostejov 12-2 
 2. BK Pardubice 11-3 
 3. BK Decin 11-4 
 4. Novy Jicin 11-4 
 5. NH Ostrava 10-5 
 6. B&W Opava 7-8 
 7. BC Kolin 7-8 
 8. Basketbol Brno 5-10 
 9. USK Praha 4-10 
 10. Plzen 1-13 
 11. Svitavy 1-13 
Play in international cups:
 1. CEZ Nymburk


Standings - D2
1Liga Standings
 1. Chomutov 16-3 
 2. J.Hradec 14-5 
 3. Sokol Prazsky 12-6 
 4. Usti n/Labem 11-7 
 5. Sokol H.Kralove 10-8 
 6. Opava B 10-8 
 7. Vysehrad 10-8 
 8. Proton Zlin 9-9 
 9. Trutnov 9-9 
 10. Litomerice 7-12 
 11. Benesov 7-12 
 12. Sparta Praha 5-13 
 13. Prostejov B 4-14 
 14. Liberec 3-13 


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Standings - Basketligaen
Ligaen Standings
 1. Bakken 16-0 
 2. Svendborg 14-1 
 3. Naestved 13-5 
 4. Horsens IC 10-8 
 5. Aabyhoj 8-10 
 6. Horsholm 7-7 
 7. SISU 7-10 
 8. Vaerlose 4-12 
 9. Amager BK 3-14 
 10. Aalborg 1-16 


Stats Leaders - Basketligaen
Points Per Game
 Thomas SOLTAU
  SISU
  (210-F-82)
  Avg: 22.8
 1. Soltau, SISU22.8 
 2. Johnson, Bakken21.6 
 3. Brasas, Amager BK21.6 
 4. Morris, Aabyhoj21.4 
 5. Colas, Vaerlose20.3 
 6. Roberts, Naestved19.8 
 7. Iversen, Svendborg18.4 
 8. Claitt, Horsens IC17.9 
 9. Kasiuleviciu., Naest.17.3 
 10. McGinn, Aalborg16.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Lee ROBERTS
  Naestved
  (201-F/C-87)
  Avg: 12.6
 1. Roberts, Naestved12.6 
 2. St.John, Horsens IC10.6 
 3. Morris, Aabyhoj10.1 
 4. Johansen, Naestved9.9 
 5. Falkner, Aalborg9.7 
 6. Colas, Vaerlose9.3 
 7. Soltau, SISU8.8 
 8. Williams, Svendborg7.3 
 9. Johnson, Bakken7.1 
 10. Hakanowitz, Horsh.6.9 
Assists Per Game
 D.J. SMEDLEY
  Naestved
  (180-G-84)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Smedley, Naestved6.1 
 2. Claitt, Horsens IC5.9 
 3. Dennis, SISU4.8 
 4. Burgess, Bakken4.4 
 5. Martin, Aabyhoj4.4 
 6. Darboe, Svendborg4.3 
 7. McFarlane, Vaerl.3.6 
 8. Kristiansen, Aalborg3.4 
 9. Alili, Vaerlose3.3 
 10. Dalboge, Aabyhoj3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Mickey DENNIS
  SISU
  (190-G/F-78)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Dennis, SISU2.3 
 2. Roberts, Naestved2.2 
 3. Nielsen, Horsholm2.2 
 4. Kristiansen, Aalborg2.1 
 5. Smedley, Naestved2.1 
 6. Burgess, Bakken2.0 
 7. Nielsen, SISU1.9 
 8. Colman, Svendborg1.8 
 9. Jukic, Aabyhoj1.7 
 10. Jakobsen, Bakken1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Edward MORRIS
  Aabyhoj
  (203-F-84)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Morris, Aabyhoj2.4 
 2. Blackmon, Horsholm1.5 
 3. Christoffers., Bak.1.3 
 4. Roberts, Naestved1.1 
 5. St.John, Horsens IC0.9 
 6. Colas, Vaerlose0.9 
 7. Johnson, Bakken0.8 
 8. Johansen, Naestved0.8 
 9. Brown, SISU0.8 
 10. McGinn, Aalborg0.7 


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  D-LEAGUE   


Standings
D-League Standings
Central Division
 1. Iowa E. 15-6 
 2. Erie Bay H. 12-6 
 3. Ft.Wayne MA 12-7 
 4. Dakota W. 5-14 
 5. Sioux Falls S. 2-14 
Southwest Division
 1. Tulsa 66ers 14-6 
 2. Rio Grande 11-7 
 3. New Mexico 10-9 
 4. Texas L. 9-8 
 5. Maine RC 9-10 
 6. Austin T. 7-11 
West Division
 1. Reno Bighorns 11-8 
 2. Bakersfield J. 11-8 
 3. Utah F. 9-7 
 4. Idaho S. 5-13 
 5. Springfield A. 5-13 


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Trey JOHNSON
  Bakersfield J.
  (196-G-84)
  Avg: 25.3
 1. Johnson, Bakersfi.25.3 
 2. Anderson, New M.21.1 
 3. Greene, Utah F.20.7 
 4. Jeffers, Iowa E.20.3 
 5. Alexander, Texas L.20.1 
 6. Edwards, New M.19.6 
 7. Jones, Texas L.18.7 
 8. Dentmon, Texas L.18.6 
 9. Sims, Maine RC18.3 
 10. Johnson, Erie B.17.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Joe ALEXANDER
  Texas L.
  (203-F-86)
  Avg: 10.6
 1. Alexander, Texas L.10.6 
 2. Patterson, Rio G.10.3 
 3. Sims, Iowa E.10.1 
 4. Phillips, Ft.Wayne.10.0 
 5. Williams, Texas L.9.5 
 6. Johnson, Dakota W.9.4 
 7. Wheeler, Idaho S.9.2 
 8. Jeffers, Iowa E.9.0 
 9. Sims, Maine RC8.8 
 10. Gallon, Maine RC8.7 
Assists Per Game
 Aaron MILES
  Reno Bighorns
  (186-G-83)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Miles, Reno Bighorns8.7 
 2. Stinson, Iowa E.8.5 
 3. Daniels, Texas L.7.9 
 4. Russell, Ft.Wayne.7.8 
 5. Jackson, Erie B.6.6 
 6. Johnson, Austin T.5.9 
 7. Wise, Bakersfield J.5.8 
 8. Cooper, Dakota W.5.5 
 9. Shakur, Rio Grande5.1 
 10. Smith, Maine RC5.1 
Steals Per Game
 Zabian DOWDELL
  Tulsa 66ers
  (191-G-84)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Dowdell, Tulsa 66ers2.5 
 2. Miles, Reno Bighorns2.5 
 3. Blakely, Bakersfi.2.2 
 4. Linhart, Erie B.2.2 
 5. Jackson, Erie B.2.1 
 6. Lofton, Iowa E.2.1 
 7. Phillips, Ft.Wayne.2.1 
 8. Hamilton, Utah F.2.0 
 9. Jeffers, Iowa E.2.0 
 10. Russell, Ft.Wayne.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Chris JOHNSON
  Dakota W.
  (211-C-85)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Johnson, Dakota W.3.3 
 2. Alabi, Erie Bay H.3.0 
 3. Williams, Texas L.2.8 
 4. Whiteside, Reno B.2.2 
 5. Sykes, Sioux F.2.1 
 6. Naymick, Bakersfi.1.9 
 7. VanderMeer, Iowa E.1.8 
 8. Wallace, Bakersfi.1.7 
 9. Goodridge, Spring.1.7 
 10. Patterson, Rio G.1.6 


Saturday's games review - by Eurobasket News
Texas L. - Tulsa 66ers 95-96
The Tulsa 66ers (14-6) recorded their sixth consecutive victory of the season with a 96-95 overtime win against the Texas Legends (9-8) Saturday evening inside Dr. Pepper Arena in Frisco. Guard Elijah Millsap (6'6''-G-87, college: UAB) led the way for Tulsa with 20 points, 10 rebounds and four assists to earn his second double-double of the season. Also scoring in double figures for the 66ers was Larry Owens (6'7''-G/F-83, college: ORU) with 17, Tweety Carter with 14, Jerome Dyson with 13 and Ryan Reid with 11. As a team, Tulsa tallied 24 assists on the night, including a game-high eight from Carter. Defensively, Tulsa forced 26 Texas turnovers and recorded 11 steals to record its 11th win in the past 13 contests. Also with the victory, the 66ers improved to 2-0 this season in overtime games and 3-1 against the Texas Legends. Joe Alexander led the way for Texas with 29 points and 10 boards. Booker Woodfox and Justin Dentmon added 20 points each. The 66ers, who currently stand in first place in the West Conference, were without center Cole Aldrich (sore right hip) and Robert Vaden (eye) against the Legends. Both are listed as day-to-day. *Courtesy of www.oursportscentral.com

Idaho S. - New Mexico 109-85
The Idaho Stampede seem to have gotten their season back in order, beating the New Mexico Thunderbirds 109-85 for their third win in a row. The Stampede had no trouble scoring Saturday night, shooting 49.4 percent from the floor, led by Antoine Walker (6'9''-F-75, college: Kentucky) with 28 points and Luke Jackson (6'7''-F/G-81, agency: Priority Sports, college: Oregon) with 21 points. Cedric Jackson added 14 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists for the first triple-double by a Stampede member since 2009. Jackson was acquired by the Stampede in late December from Erie. Next up, the Stampede will take on the Erie BayHawks at the NBA D-League Showcase in South Padre Island, Texas. *Courtesy of www.ktvb.com

Bakersfield J. - Iowa E. 108-116
Despite a double-double from Donald Sloan (6'3''-G-88, agency: Impact Basketball, college: Texas A&M), the Reno Bighorns fell to Utah Saturday night in their first overtime contest of the season, 101-100 inside the UCCU Events Center. Reno mounted a late comeback, overcoming an 11-point fourth-quarter deficit to push the game into overtime. But Utah would outscore Reno 8-7 in the three-minute extra period to salvage a weekend split. With Utah holding a 100-97 lead, Salim Stoudamire (6'1''-G-82, college: Arizona) had a chance for a game-tying three-pointer with less than five seconds left, but the shot was off the mark and Utah escaped with the victory. Sloan notched a 20+ point effort for the second-straight night, pouring in 24 points and adding 12 rebounds in his second start since replacing Aaron Miles at the point guard spot. D.J. Strawberry (6'5''-G-85, college: Maryland) added 27 points for the ‘Horns, including a last-second three-pointer, and Patrick Ewing, Jr. set a new team-season-high with 15 rebounds before fouling out in overtime. Brandon Costner led six Flash players in double figures, scoring 19 points. Tony Gaffney added 11 points and 10 rebounds for Utah, which snapped a three-game losing streak against Reno. *Courtesy of www.oursportscentral.com

Ft.Wayne MA - Sioux Falls S. 108-102
The Fort Wayne Mad Ants held off the Sioux Falls Skyforce 108-102 despite a late fourth quarter rally by the Skyforce. In the first quarter of the play the lead went back and forth and finished with both teams locked in at 25 apiece. Marvin Phillips (6'6''-G/F-83, college: Claflin) Jr. scored 11 of his 17 points for the Mad Ants in the second period as the Ants took control and were up 62-54 heading into the locker rooms at the half. It was much of the same in the third as Walker Russell (6'0''-G-82, college: Jacksonville St.) Jr. had a 12 point third period for the Mad Ants to help extend their lead to 16 points. The Mad Ants led by as many as 19 points in the final period but the Skyforce would not go away silently as they went on a 13-0 run to close out the final minutes of the game to come within 6 points. It was too little too late as the Mad Ants held on for the win. The Skyforce were led by Raymond Sykes who finished with 19 points. Anthony Harris added 17 and Maureece Rice contributed 16 points off of the bench. Russell led all scorers with 22 points. Phillips finished 17 and 9 rebounds as Anthony Kent came off the bench with 15 points of his own. *Courtesy of www.wane.com

Rio Grande - Austin T. 124-119
For the second straight night, the Vipers (11-7) were able to top the Toros, picking up a 124-119 victory at State Farm Arena. Jeff Adrien led the Vipers with a career-high 31 points and 14 rebounds. Jerel Jerel McNeal (6'3''-G-87, college: Marquette)l and Mustafa Shakur (6'3''-G-84, college: Arizona) both added 18 points on a night when seven Vipers scored in double figures. Austin (7-11) made a charge in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Vipers 44-32, but Adrien and Shakur both hit free throws in the final seconds to put the game out of reach. The Vipers will next take on Fort Wayne Monday in the NBA D-League Showcase at South Padre Island. *Courtesy of www.krgv.com




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  ESTONIA   


Standings - KML
EMKL Standings
 1. TU/Rock 16-1 
 2. Kalev/Cramo 15-2 
 3. TTU/Kalev 12-5 
 4. Rakvere 10-7 
 5. Rapla 7-10 
 6. Valga/CKE 6-11 
 7. TTU/Kalev II 6-11 
 8. Parnu 4-13 
 9. Voru KK 1-17 


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Kristo SAAGE
  Aiscai Kaunas
  (184-G-85)
  Avg: 18.1
 1. Saage, Rakvere18.1 
 2. Thornton, Voru KK17.9 
 3. Raap, Parnu17.4 
 4. Erm, Rapla16.6 
 5. Brown, Va.16.2 
 6. Vares, Va.15.5 
 7. Kuuba, Voru KK15.2 
 8. Tagamets, Va.15.1 
 9. Arnold, TT.14.8 
 10. Pokla, Rakvere14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Andrais THORNTON
  Voru KK
  (203-C-85)
  Avg: 12.7
 1. Thornton, Voru KK12.7 
 2. Brown, Va.12.6 
 3. Arnold, TT.11.1 
 4. Ringmets, Rapla9.3 
 5. Osby, TT.9.2 
 6. Eziukwu, TU/Rock9.1 
 7. Kuuba, Voru KK8.8 
 8. Dunigan, Kalev/Cr.8.7 
 9. Pokla, Rakvere7.9 
 10. Erm, Rapla6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Tanel SOKK
  Kalev/Cramo
  (184-G-85)
  Avg: 3.9
 1. Sokk, Kalev/Cramo3.9 
 2. Kriisa, TT.3.6 
 3. Sokk, TU/Rock3.5 
 4. Oja, Va.3.2 
 5. Tsintsadze, TU/Rock3.2 
 6. Karner, Parnu3.1 
 7. Tamm, Kalev/Cramo2.9 
 8. Winston, Va.2.8 
 9. Dorbek, Rakvere2.8 
 10. Pokla, Rakvere2.7 
Steals Per Game
 Silver LEPPIK
  TU/Rock
  (185-G-83)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Leppik, TU/Rock2.3 
 2. Laane, Rapla2.2 
 3. Saage, Rakvere2.2 
 4. Veideman, TU/Rock2.2 
 5. Doronin, TU/Rock2.1 
 6. Pokla, Rakvere2.0 
 7. Dorbek, Rakvere2.0 
 8. Erm, Rapla1.9 
 9. Archibald, TT.1.9 
 10. Keedus, TT.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Callistus EZIUKWU
  TU/Rock
  (208-F/C-85)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Eziukwu, TU/Rock2.3 
 2. Dunigan, Kalev/Cr.1.9 
 3. Osby, TT.1.4 
 4. Raadik, Parnu1.0 
 5. Brown, Va.0.9 
 6. Talts, TU/Rock0.8 
 7. Arnold, TT.0.8 
 8. Saarmets, TTU/K.0.7 
 9. Toome, Kalev/Cramo0.7 
 10. McGee, Rakvere0.6 


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  EUROCHALLENGE   


Spartak Saint Petersburg land Patrick Beverley - by Eurobasket News
Spartak SP bolstered their backcourt. They have agreed on terms of contract with Patrick Beverley (185-G-88, college: Arkansas). The 22-year-old guard spent the previous season in Greece. He played for Olympiakos Pireus. Patrick Beverley averaged 2.7 points and 1.9 rebounds per Euroleague game. In Greek A1 the guard notched 4.9 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.6 assists per appearance. Beverley participated at the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. He also spent the preseason with the Miami Heat. Patrick Beverley was the member of the USA U19 selection at the World Championship in Serbia in 2009. He posted 13.0 points, 5.3 boards, 3.2 assists and 3.4 steals at the tournament.


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  FINLAND   


KORISLIIGA: Walter Baxley the rain maker - by Rauno Hurmalainen
Korisliiga, Round 26: In the middle of Finnish winter it began to rain and at Kauhajoki the rain maker is American G Walt Baxley (191-G-84, agency: 540 Sports, college: Mars Hill). Baxley playing his second game in Finland and on Karhu roster scored 34 points and helped his team to win first time in weeks. Kauhajoki had lost eight games in a row, but now that nightmare is over and Kouvot (Kouvola) had to admit the hosts were better: 93-88. It was a real thriller with 13 lead changes and 10 ties! Kouvot was led by B.A. Walker (188-G-84, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Va Commonwealth), who netted 33 pts (treys 7/8).
Vilpas (Salo) instead won fourth time in a row. This time the offer was Torpan Pojat from Helsinki and the difference was clear: 99-85. Nick Okorie (185-G-88, college: Texas Tech) (Vilpas) was the game MVP with 34 pts (treys 6/9). Frank Richards (188-G-82, college: Kansas St.) led ToPo with 25 pts and seven assists.
KTP (Kotka) won again at home. This time YMCA Lahti lost at Karhuvuori sport hall 96-83. KTP is 13-0 this season at home court. Jerald Fields (201-F-82, agency: Lanshire Group, college: E.Tenn.St.) was leading the hosts in pts and rbs: 29/10. Anthony Vereen (201-F-86, college: Texas Arlington) scored 21 pts for YMCA Lahti. Honka (Espoo) defeated Tarmo (Porvoo) 100-93 in the game of no defense and open doors. Kataja (Joensuu) suffered a 80-92 loss at home vs Pyrinto (Tampere). Damon Williams (201-F-73, college: Colorado St.-Pueblo) (Pyrinto) was once again the king of the court: 27pts/10rbs. YMCA Lappeenranta lost at home vs Korihait (Uusikaupunki) 71-80. Korihait is now # 4 in the standings.

Kauhajoki - Kouvot 93-88 (44-46). (Walt Baxley 34 (FTs 13/15), Jeremiah Wood 17/9, Vesa Makalinen 13 - BA Walker 33, Josh Gonner 19, Durell Vinson 12).
Vilpas - Torpan Pojat 99-85 (40-33). (Nick Okorie 34, Nicchaeus Doaks 27/11, Roope Ahonen 15 - Frank Richards 25/7a, LaVell Blanchard 20/10, Hanno Mottola 11).
KTP - YMCA Lahti 96-83 (48-43). (Jerald Fields 29/10, Sefton Barrett 17, Jussi Eskola 13 - Anthony Vereen 21, Ryan Ayers 17, Todd Hendley 16).
Honka - Tarmo 100-93 (54-52). (John Williamson 30/15, Corey Belser 25/10, Samuli Vanttaja 19 - Jonathan Heard 24/10, Esa Maki-Tulokas 17, Jarkko Kyllonen 16/8a).
Kataja - Pyrinto 80-92 (37-47). (Jared Newson 22, Darren Fells 15, Juho Nenonen 14 - Damon Williams 27/10, Antti Nikkila 21/10, Kenneth Lowe 16).
YMCA Lappeenranta - Korihait 71-80 (35-40). (James Lewis 25/19, Anton Kankaanpaa 14, HL Coleman 11 - Lawrence Wright 27/10, Mikko Jalonen 14, James Reaves 12).




Korisliiga Round 26: Joensuun Kataja loses to Tampereen Pyrinto in the game between Top 4 teams - by Eurobasket News
The game between Top Four teams took place in Joensuu. One of their biggest challengers host Joensuun Kataja (17-9) lost to second ranked Tampereen Pyrinto (20-6) 92-80. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Joensuun Kataja. The game without a history. Tampereen Pyrinto led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 22-of-28 free shots (78.6 percent) during the game. 24 personal fouls committed by Joensuun Kataja helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American forward Damon Williams (201-73, college: Colorado St.-Pueblo) had a double-double by scoring 27 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the charge for the winners and the former international power forward Antti Nikkila (210-78, college: Valparaiso) chipped in 21 points and 10 rebounds (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) during the contest. American swingman Jared Newson (195-84, college: Tennessee-Martin, agency: Court Side) responded with 22 points and 6 rebounds. Tampereen Pyrinto have an impressive six-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains second position with 20-6 record having just two points less than leader KTP. Joensuun Kataja at the other side keeps the third place with nine games lost. Tampereen Pyrinto are looking forward to face Salon Vilpas (#10) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Joensuun Kataja will play against Kauhajoen Karhu (#9) in Kauhajoki and is hoping to prove to their fans that the loss was just an accident.
Korisliiga top team - KTP-Basket (22-4) managed to deliver another win. This time they beat eighth ranked Namika Lahti (10-15) in Kotka 96-83. American forward Jerald Fields (201-82, college: E.Tenn.St., agency: Lanshire Group) notched a double-double by scoring 29 points and 10 rebounds to lead the effort and Jeb Ivey supported him with 12 points and 7 assists. KTP-Basket's coach Ray Ailus used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Even a double-double of 12 points and 12 rebounds by forward Cedric Latimer (198-87, college: St.Francis, PA) did not help to save the game for Namika Lahti. KTP-Basket have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 22-4 record. Namika Lahti lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the eighth place with 15 games lost. KTP-Basket will play against Torpan Pojat (#7) in Helsinki in the next round where they are favorite. Namika Lahti will play at home against Espoo Honka and hopes to get back on the winning track.
An interesting game took place in Kauhajoki where 6th ranked Kouvot (14-12) was upset on the court of ninth ranked Kauhajoen Karhu (10-16) 93-88 on Sunday. Americans were the main players on the court. The best player for the winners was Walt Baxley who scored 34 points (!!!). B.A. Walker produced 33 points (!!!) and 4 steals for the guests. Kauhajoen Karhu maintains ninth position with 10-16 record. Loser Kouvot keeps the sixth place with 12 games lost. Kauhajoen Karhu will meet at home higher ranked Joensuun Kataja (#3) in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Kouvot will play against UU-Korihait in Uusikaupunki and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An interesting game took place in Salon where 7th ranked Torpan Pojat (12-14) was upset on the court of tenth ranked Salon Vilpas (9-17) 99-85. Nick Okorie orchestrated the victory by scoring 34 points (!!!) and 7 assists. Salon Vilpas has a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain tenth position with 9-17 record. Torpan Pojat at the other side keeps the seventh place with 14 games lost. Salon Vilpas' next round opponent will be league's second-placed Tampereen Pyrinto on the road and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.

In the last two games of round 26 bottom-ranked Tarmo lost to Honka on the opponent's court 93-100. LrNMKY unfortunately lost to Korihait in a home game 71-80.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 30 points and 15 rebounds by John Williamson of Honka.



Karhu - Kouvot 93-88

An interesting game took place in Kauhajoki where 6th ranked Kouvot (14-12) was upset on the court of ninth ranked Kauhajoen Karhu (10-16) 93-88 on Sunday. The hosts trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 49-42 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Kauhajoen Karhu dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Kouvot's 38 and made 20-of-22 free shots (90.9 percent) during the game. Kauhajoen Karhu forced 19 Kouvot turnovers. Americans were the main players on the court. The best player for the winners was guard Walt Baxley (191-84, college: Mars Hill, agency: 540 Sports) who scored 34 points (!!!). Forward Jeremiah Wood (200-85, agency: Court Side) chipped in 17 points and 9 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Guard B.A. Walker (188-84, college: Va Commonwealth, agency: Pro One Sports) produced 33 points (!!!) and 4 steals and guard Josh Gonner (188-82, college: S.Carolina) added 19 points respectively for the guests. Four Kouvot players scored in double figures. Kauhajoen Karhu maintains ninth position with 10-16 record. Loser Kouvot keeps the sixth place with 12 games lost. Kauhajoen Karhu will meet at home higher ranked Joensuun Kataja (#3) in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Kouvot will play against UU-Korihait in Uusikaupunki and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Karhu: W.Baxley 34+1reb, J.Wood 17+9reb+1ast, V.Makalainen 13+2reb, S.Niskanen 9+3reb+2ast, A.Huuskonen 7+1reb+1ast, H.Hirvikoski 5+2reb+2ast
Kouvot: B.Walker 33+3reb+3ast, J.Gonner 19+4reb, D.Vinson 12+9reb+2ast, A.Nikkarinen 12+3ast, V.Kaunisto 7+7reb, E.Johansson 3
gschID: 106540


KTP - Namika Lahti 96-83

Korisliiga top team - KTP-Basket (22-4) managed to deliver another win. This time they beat eighth ranked Namika Lahti (10-15) in Kotka 96-83. The hosts were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. KTP-Basket forced 20 Namika Lahti turnovers. American forward Jerald Fields (201-82, college: E.Tenn.St., agency: Lanshire Group) notched a double-double by scoring 29 points and 10 rebounds to lead the effort and the other American import guard Jeb Ivey (190-80, college: Portland St.) supported him with 12 points and 7 assists. KTP-Basket's coach Ray Ailus used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Even a double-double of 12 points and 12 rebounds by forward Cedric Latimer (198-87, college: St.Francis, PA) did not help to save the game for Namika Lahti. Guard Roope Suonio (176-82) added 12 points and 9 assists for the guests. Four KTP-Basket and five Namika Lahti players scored in double figures. KTP-Basket have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 22-4 record. Namika Lahti lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the eighth place with 15 games lost. KTP-Basket will play against Torpan Pojat (#7) in Helsinki in the next round where they are favorite. Namika Lahti will play at home against Espoo Honka and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
KTP: J.Fields 29+10reb+2ast, S.Barrett 17+4reb, J.Eskola 13+3reb+3ast, J.Ivey 12+2reb+7ast, C.Jones 9+7reb, J.Lehtoranta 9+1reb
Namika Lahti: A.Vereen 21+2reb+1ast, R.Ayers 17+4reb+1ast, T.Hendley 16+5reb+1ast, C.Latimer 12+12reb+1ast, R.Suonio 12+4reb+9ast, V.Heinonen 3+1reb
gschID: 106541


Honka - Tarmo 100-93

Very expected game when 12th ranked Porvoon Tarmo (4-22) was defeated on the road by fifth ranked Espoo Honka (15-10) 100-93. The game without a history. Espoo Honka led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. 28 personal fouls committed by Porvoon Tarmo helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American center John Williamson (198-86, college: Cincinnati) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 30 points and 15 rebounds. The other American import forward Corey Belser (200-82, college: San Diego) contributed with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. American swingman Jonathan Heard (198-86) replied with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 10 rebounds and guard Jarkko Kyllonen (186-87) added 16 points and 8 assists in the effort for Porvoon Tarmo. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Porvoon Tarmo's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Espoo Honka maintains fifth position with 15-10 record. Porvoon Tarmo lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted Porvoon Tarmo stay dead last with 22 lost games. Espoo Honka's next round opponent will be Namika Lahti (#8) on the road. Porvoon Tarmo will play against LrNMKY (#11) in Lappeenranta and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Honka: J.Williamson 30+15reb+3ast, C.Belser 25+10reb+3ast, S.Vanttaja 19+9reb, V.Kopio 17+4ast, T.Iisalo 6+4reb+1ast, J.Helenius 3
Tarmo: J.Heard 24+10reb+2ast, E.Maki-Tulokas 17+5reb, J.Kyllonen 16+2reb+8ast, C.Toney 10+2reb, J.Young 9+7reb+3ast, S.Marouf 6+3reb
gschID: 106542


LrNMKY - Korihait 71-80

Very predictable result in Lappeenranta where fourth ranked UU-Korihait (16-10) defeated 11th ranked LrNMKY (6-20) 80-71. It looked good early as LrNMKY took an 7-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then UU-Korihait had a 23-11 second period charge getting the lead and LrNMKY was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 71-80. 25 personal fouls committed by LrNMKY helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American forward Lawrence Wright (195-84, college: Bradley) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 10 rebounds. Bosnian guard Bojan Sarcevic (190-88) contributed with 12 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. American guard James Lewis (191-86, college: Fresno Pacific) replied with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 19 rebounds and his fellow American import forward HL Coleman (202-74, college: Wyoming) added 11 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for LrNMKY. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. UU-Korihait maintains fourth position with 16-10 record. LrNMKY lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the eleventh place with 20 games lost. UU-Korihait's next round opponent will be Kouvot (#6) in Kouvola. LrNMKY will play on the road against Porvoon Tarmo (#12) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Korihait: L.Wright 27+10reb+2ast, M.Jalonen 14+3reb+2ast, J.Reaves 12+6reb, B.Sarcevic 12+5reb+4ast, J.Kumpulainen 8+5reb+2ast, N.Moore 4+11reb+4ast
LrNMKY: J.Lewis 25+19reb+3ast, A.Kankaanpaa 14+5reb, H.Coleman 11+8reb+3ast, V.Vanjoki 10+8reb, T.Kulha 6, H.Valimaa 3+3reb
gschID: 106543


Salon Vilpas - ToPo 99-85

An interesting game took place in Salon where 7th ranked Torpan Pojat (12-14) was upset on the court of tenth ranked Salon Vilpas (9-17) 99-85. The game without a history. Salon Vilpas led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Salon Vilpas outrebounded Torpan Pojat 37-24 including 25 on the defensive glass. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. Nigerian guard Nick Okorie (185-88, college: Texas Tech) orchestrated the victory by scoring 34 points (!!!) and 7 assists. American forward Nicchaeus Doaks (202-87, college: Chattanooga, agency: Hart Sports Mngm) contributed with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. American guard Frank Richards (188-82, college: Kansas St.) replied with 25 points, 7 assists and 4 steals and his fellow American import forward LaVell Blanchard (201-81, college: Michigan, agency: Beo Basket) added 20 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Torpan Pojat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Salon Vilpas has a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain tenth position with 9-17 record. Torpan Pojat at the other side keeps the seventh place with 14 games lost. Salon Vilpas' next round opponent will be league's second-placed Tampereen Pyrinto on the road and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
Top scorers:
Salon Vilpas: N.Okorie 34+3reb+7ast, N.Doaks 27+11reb+1ast, R.Ahonen 15+4reb+3ast, R.Thompson 12+10reb+5ast, S.Kaaresvirta 7+1reb+3ast, J.Kataja 4+7reb+1ast
ToPo: F.Richards 25+2reb+7ast, L.Blanchard 20+10reb+2ast, H.Mottola 11+3reb, M.Koivisto 10+2reb, T.Heinonen 6+1ast, E.Lehtinen 5+2reb
gschID: 106538


Kataja - Pyrinto 80-92

The game between Top Four teams took place in Joensuu. One of their biggest challengers host Joensuun Kataja (17-9) lost to second ranked Tampereen Pyrinto (20-6) 92-80. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Joensuun Kataja. The game without a history. Tampereen Pyrinto led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 22-of-28 free shots (78.6 percent) during the game. 24 personal fouls committed by Joensuun Kataja helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American forward Damon Williams (201-73, college: Colorado St.-Pueblo) had a double-double by scoring 27 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the charge for the winners and the former international power forward Antti Nikkila (210-78, college: Valparaiso) chipped in 21 points and 10 rebounds (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) during the contest. American swingman Jared Newson (195-84, college: Tennessee-Martin, agency: Court Side) responded with 22 points and 6 rebounds and his fellow American import power forward Darren Fells (201-86, agency: Court Side) scored 15 points and 7 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Tampereen Pyrinto have an impressive six-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains second position with 20-6 record having just two points less than leader KTP. Joensuun Kataja at the other side keeps the third place with nine games lost. Tampereen Pyrinto are looking forward to face Salon Vilpas (#10) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Joensuun Kataja will play against Kauhajoen Karhu (#9) in Kauhajoki and is hoping to prove to their fans that the loss was just an accident.
Top scorers:
Pyrinto: D.Williams 27+10reb+5ast, A.Nikkila 21+10reb+2ast, K.Lowe 16+3reb+7ast, J.Niemi 12+3reb+1ast, O.Ahvenniemi 7+2reb+1ast, J.Harjula 6+2reb+1ast
Kataja: J.Newson 22+6reb+1ast, D.Fells 15+7reb+2ast, J.Nenonen 14+4reb, S.Lehtoranta 11+7reb, A.Kanervo 9+2reb, P.Virtanen 6+1reb+3ast
gschID: 106539




1st Division Round 13: Forssan Koripojat is defeated by BC Nokia - by Eurobasket News
The game between second ranked Forssan Koripojat (10-3) and fifth ranked BC Nokia (8-5) was the most important one in the last round on Saturday night. Forssan Koripojat was defeated by BC Nokia in a tough game in Nokia 89-95. The hosts trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 1-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 95-89. BC Nokia shot 40 for 59 from the free-throw line, while Forssan Koripojat only scored nineteen points from the stripe. 37 personal fouls committed by Forssan Koripojat helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Guard Timo Riihela (193-80) stepped up and scored 35 points (!!!), 8 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners and guard Pekka Setala (183-90) chipped in 17 points and 6 rebounds. At the losing side naturalized American swingman Andre Foreman (198-69, college: Salisbury St.) responded with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 rebounds. Forssan Koripojat's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. BC Nokia moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Honka. Forssan Koripojat at the other side keeps the second position with three games lost. BC Nokia is looking forward to face Loimaan Korikonkarit (#6) on the road in the next round. Forssan Koripojat will play against Tapiolan Honka (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Tapiolan Honka (8-5) against fourth ranked Lapuan Korikobrat (9-4) on Sunday night. Visiting Tapiolan Honka was defeated by fourth ranked Lapuan Korikobrat (9-4) in Lapua 91-79. American forward Derick Nelson (196-86, college: Oakland, agency: ACMT) nailed a double-double by scoring 25 points and 10 rebounds for the winning side and Benny Valentine accounted for 25 points and 5 steals. Guard Sauli Silvonen (186-83) came up with 24 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for Tapiolan Honka in the defeat. Lapuan Korikobrat have an impressive series of six victories in a row. Lapuan Korikobrat moved-up to third place. Tapiolan Honka at the other side dropped to the fourth position with five games lost. They share it with BC Nokia. Lapuan Korikobrat will play against Aanekosken Huima (#7) in Aanekoski in the next round. Tapiolan Honka will play at home against the league's second-placed Forssan Koripojat and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
1st Division top team - BC Jyvaskyla (11-2) managed to deliver another win on Sunday. This time they beat sixth ranked Loimaan Korikonkarit (6-6) 76-67. Tracy Robinson fired 16 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Maurice Horton produced 21 points and 9 rebounds for lost side. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The victory was the seventh consecutive win for BC Jyvaskyla. They maintain first place with 11-2 record. Loser Loimaan Korikonkarit keeps the sixth position with six games lost. BC Jyvaskyla will meet at home Torpan Pojat (#9) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Loimaan Korikonkarit will play against BC Nokia and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Bottom-ranked Lahden NMKY (0-13) is still winless. This time they lost on the road their 13th consecutive match to eleventh ranked Saynatsalon Riento (4-8) 91-71. Worth to mention a great performance of De Marcus Hall who helped to win the game recording 22 points and 9 rebounds. Saynatsalon Riento's coach Teemu Sarkka allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Saynatsalon Riento moved-up to tenth place. Lahden NMKY lost their thirteenth game in a row. They still closes the standings with 13 games lost. Saynatsalon Riento's next round opponent will be higher ranked Ura Basket (#8) in Kaarina and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Lahden NMKY will play at home against Kerava Energia Team (#11) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
An interesting game took place in Kerava where higher ranked Aanekosken Huima (6-7) was upset on the court of eleventh ranked Kerava Energia Team (4-9) 100-90 on Saturday. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Aanekosken Huima. Arsene Towa stepped up with a double-double by scoring 31 points and 18 rebounds for the winners. Kerava Energia Team maintains eleventh place with 4-9 record. Loser Aanekosken Huima keeps the seventh position with seven games lost. Kerava Energia Team will face bottom-ranked Lahden NMKY (#12) in Lahti in the next round.

In the last game of round 13 Ura Basket lost to TomPo II on the opponent's court 74-89.


BC Nokia - FoKoPo 95-89

The game between second ranked Forssan Koripojat (10-3) and fifth ranked BC Nokia (8-5) was the most important one in the last round on Saturday night. Forssan Koripojat was defeated by BC Nokia in a tough game in Nokia 89-95. The hosts trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 1-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 95-89. BC Nokia shot 40 for 59 from the free-throw line, while Forssan Koripojat only scored nineteen points from the stripe. 37 personal fouls committed by Forssan Koripojat helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Guard Timo Riihela (193-80) stepped up and scored 35 points (!!!), 8 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners and guard Pekka Setala (183-90) chipped in 17 points and 6 rebounds. At the losing side naturalized American swingman Andre Foreman (198-69, college: Salisbury St.) responded with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 rebounds and guard Sami Ikavalko (187-89) scored 19 points. Four BC Nokia and five Forssan Koripojat players scored in double figures. Forssan Koripojat's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. BC Nokia moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Honka. Forssan Koripojat at the other side keeps the second position with three games lost. BC Nokia is looking forward to face Loimaan Korikonkarit (#6) on the road in the next round. Forssan Koripojat will play against Tapiolan Honka (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
BC Nokia: T.Riihela 35+8reb+5ast, P.Setala 17+6reb+1ast, O.Heinonen 12+3reb+1ast, H.Jokinen 12+2reb, A.Vaenerberg 7+3reb+3ast, J.Koskinen 5+2reb+2ast
FoKoPo: S.Ikavalko 19+3reb+1ast, A.Foreman 19+10reb+1ast, O.Kaunomaki 16, T.Viertola 11+2reb+2ast, J.McCulloch 11+7reb+4ast, K.Brace 6+6reb+1ast
gschID: 106807


Kerava ET - Huima 100-90

An interesting game took place in Kerava where higher ranked Aanekosken Huima (6-7) was upset on the court of eleventh ranked Kerava Energia Team (4-9) 100-90 on Saturday. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Aanekosken Huima. The game was mostly controlled by Kerava Energia Team. Aanekosken Huima managed to win fourth quarter 29-24. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Kerava Energia Team outrebounded Aanekosken Huima 49-33 including a 34-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a great shooting night for Kerava Energia Team especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 57.9 percentage. Cameroonian forward Arsene Towa (191-81) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 31 points and 18 rebounds for the winners and chipped in 22 points and 8 rebounds. At the losing side guard Treylon Manning (178, college: Texas Coll.) responded with 23 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists and Bahamas forward Jamal Douglas (201-85, college: E.Kentucky) produced a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Kerava Energia Team maintains eleventh place with 4-9 record. Loser Aanekosken Huima keeps the seventh position with seven games lost. Kerava Energia Team will face bottom-ranked Lahden NMKY (#12) in Lahti in the next round.
Top scorers:
Kerava ET: A.Towa 31+18reb+2ast, J.Graham 22+8reb+3ast, M.Tuunanen 14+3reb+3ast, D.Kraznotzhon 11+6reb+1ast, H.Alatyppo 9+2reb+1ast, R.Tejha Mua 6+6reb+2ast
Huima: T.Manning 23+5reb+9ast, J.Douglas 19+10reb+2ast, N.Wilson 15+7reb+1ast, L.Paanala 11+1reb, M.Penttinen 8+1ast, P.Karvonen 5+4reb+3ast
gschID: 106808


SayRi - Namika II 91-71

Bottom-ranked Lahden NMKY (0-13) is still winless. This time they lost on the road their 13th consecutive match to eleventh ranked Saynatsalon Riento (4-8) 91-71. The game was mostly controlled by Saynatsalon Riento. Lahden NMKY managed to win fourth quarter 25-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Saynatsalon Riento shot 60.3 percent from the field. They also forced 20 Lahden NMKY turnovers. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward De Marcus Hall (201-85, college: CSU Bakersfield) who helped to win the game recording 22 points and 9 rebounds. His fellow American import center Eryk Thomas (200-85, college: E.Tenn.St.) contributed with 11 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Saynatsalon Riento's coach Teemu Sarkka allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Forward Ville Streng (191-86) answered with 19 points and American forward Carlton Brown (198-79, college: Texas A&M) added 14 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Lahden NMKY. Five Saynatsalon Riento and four Lahden NMKY players scored in double figures. Saynatsalon Riento moved-up to tenth place. Lahden NMKY lost their thirteenth game in a row. They still closes the standings with 13 games lost. Saynatsalon Riento's next round opponent will be higher ranked Ura Basket (#8) in Kaarina and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Lahden NMKY will play at home against Kerava Energia Team (#11) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
SayRi: D.Marcus Hall 22+9reb+1ast, V.Pylkkanen 16+1reb, E.Thomas 11+8reb, E.Pasanen 11+2reb+4ast, T.Viitamaki 11+3reb, E.Nieminen 11+3reb+2ast
Namika II: V.Streng 19+4reb+1ast, C.Brown 14+8reb, V.Heinonen 14+2reb, A.Alanen 11+4reb, J.Korhonen 7+1reb, L.Lehtinen 2
gschID: 106809


TomPo II - Ura Basket 89-74

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams in Helsinki where 8th ranked Ura Basket (6-7) was defeated by ninth ranked Torpan Pojat (5-8) 89-74 on Saturday. The game without a history. Torpan Pojat led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Russian center Vladimir Chepurnoy (201-90) stepped up and scored 17 points and 7 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) for the winners and center Mikael Sandberg (209-91) chipped in 14 points and 8 rebounds. Four Torpan Pojat players scored in double figures. Torpan Pojat's coach Ville Tuominen used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. At the losing side guard Miska Ahokas (198-90) responded with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 14 rebounds and forward Jan-Axel Alanko (197-82) scored 17 points and 9 rebounds. Newly promoted Torpan Pojat maintains ninth place with 5-8 record. Loser Ura Basket dropped to the seventh position with seven games lost. Torpan Pojat will face league's leader BC Jyvaskyla on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
TomPo II: P.Rainamaa 18+4reb, O.Lindqvist 17+5reb+1ast, V.Chepurnoy 17+7reb, M.Sandberg 14+8reb+1ast, V.Linturi 9+5reb, J.Suhonen 4+2reb+2ast
Ura Basket: M.Ahokas 25+14reb+1ast, J.Alanko 17+9reb, Z.Ramey 15+2reb+1ast, N.Lehtila 9+2reb+1ast, J.Mattila 6+2reb, P.Lammi 2+7reb+1ast
gschID: 106810


Lapua - Honka 91-79

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Tapiolan Honka (8-5) against fourth ranked Lapuan Korikobrat (9-4) on Sunday night. Visiting Tapiolan Honka was defeated by fourth ranked Lapuan Korikobrat (9-4) in Lapua 91-79. The game without a history. Lapuan Korikobrat led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Lapuan Korikobrat made 17-of-22 charity shots (77.3 percent) during the game. Tapiolan Honka was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. American forward Derick Nelson (196-86, college: Oakland, agency: ACMT) nailed a double-double by scoring 25 points and 10 rebounds for the winning side and his fellow American import guard Benny Valentine (170-87, college: E.Washington) accounted for 25 points and 5 steals. Guard Sauli Silvonen (186-83) came up with 24 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and power forward Kilian Cato (201-92) added 25 points and 5 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) respectively for Tapiolan Honka in the defeat. Lapuan Korikobrat have an impressive series of six victories in a row. Lapuan Korikobrat moved-up to third place. Tapiolan Honka at the other side dropped to the fourth position with five games lost. They share it with BC Nokia. Lapuan Korikobrat will play against Aanekosken Huima (#7) in Aanekoski in the next round. Tapiolan Honka will play at home against the league's second-placed Forssan Koripojat and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Lapua: D.Nelson 25+10reb+1ast, B.Valentine 25+4reb+2ast, K.Siven 17+4reb+1ast, J.Turja 9+2reb, J.Salo 4+3reb, A.Keski-Koukkari 4+1reb
Honka: K.Cato 25+5reb, S.Silvonen 24+5reb+4ast, P.Vertio 9+8reb, N.Hoglund 6+2reb+2ast, I.Sirola 6+4reb, O.Holst 5+3reb+1ast
gschID: 106811


LoKoKo - Jyvaskyla 67-76

1st Division top team - BC Jyvaskyla (11-2) managed to deliver another win on Sunday. This time they beat sixth ranked Loimaan Korikonkarit (6-6) 76-67. Loimaan Korikonkarit trailed by 11 points after 3 quarters before a 24-22 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 67-76 at the end of the game. American forward Tracy Robinson (201-86, college: Loyola (IL)) fired 16 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Guard Tuukka Ahila (183-86) chipped in 16 points and 7 rebounds. American guard Maurice Horton (183-84, college: Mount Olive) produced 21 points and 9 rebounds and the other American import power forward J'son Stamper (200-85, college: Minnesota, agency: JEMsports) added 14 points and 11 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The victory was the seventh consecutive win for BC Jyvaskyla. They maintain first place with 11-2 record. Loser Loimaan Korikonkarit keeps the sixth position with six games lost. BC Jyvaskyla will meet at home Torpan Pojat (#9) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Loimaan Korikonkarit will play against BC Nokia and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Jyvaskyla: T.Robinson 16+7reb+2ast, T.Ahila 16+7reb+2ast, J.Nissinen 15+6reb+1ast, P.Heinonen 6+2reb, M.Kierros 4, J.Parkkinen 4+2reb
LoKoKo: M.Horton 21+9reb+1ast, J.Stamper 14+11reb+3ast, J.Kivinen 13+2reb+4ast, E.Aaltonen 8+6reb, J.Kinnunen 3+1reb+1ast, S.Latvala 2+4reb+1ast
gschID: 106812




Standings - Korisliiga
Korisliiga Standings
 1. KTP 22-4 
 2. Pyrinto 20-6 
 3. Kataja 17-9 
 4. Korihait 16-10 
 5. Honka 15-10 
 6. Kouvot 14-12 
 7. ToPo 12-14 
 8. Namika Lahti 10-15 
 9. Karhu 10-16 
 10. Salon Vilpas 9-17 
 11. LrNMKY 6-20 
 12. Tarmo 4-22 


Standings - Division I
1st Division Standings
 1. Jyvaskyla 11-2 
 2. FoKoPo 10-3 
 3. Lapua 9-4 
 4. Honka 8-5 
 5. BC Nokia 8-5 
 6. LoKoKo 6-6 
 7. Huima 6-7 
 8. Ura Basket 6-7 
 9. TomPo II 5-8 
 10. SayRi 4-8 
 11. Kerava ET 4-9 
 12. Namika II 0-13 


Stats Leaders - Division I
Points Per Game
 Derick NELSON
  Lapua
  (196-F-86)
  Avg: 25.5
 1. Nelson, Lapua25.5 
 2. Graham, TomPo II22.5 
 3. Hall, SayRi22.0 
 4. Manning, Huima21.7 
 5. Bojang, BC Nokia21.3 
 6. Stamper, LoKoKo21.3 
 7. Towa, Kerava ET20.4 
 8. Robinson, Jyvaskyla20.3 
 9. Thomas, SayRi18.0 
 10. Brown, Namika II18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Baboucarr BOJANG
  BC Nokia
  (204-F-80)
  Avg: 15.6
 1. Bojang, BC Nokia15.6 
 2. Brown, Namika II14.9 
 3. Towa, Kerava ET14.5 
 4. Douglas, Huima13.6 
 5. Nelson, Lapua13.6 
 6. Dantzler, LoKoKo13.5 
 7. Hall, SayRi12.2 
 8. Wilson, Huima11.3 
 9. Banks, SayRi10.6 
 10. Robinson, Jyvaskyla10.3 
Assists Per Game
 Treylon MANNING
  Huima
  (178-G-)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Manning, Huima6.1 
 2. Riihela, BC Nokia5.6 
 3. Ramey, Ura Basket4.7 
 4. Horton, LoKoKo4.6 
 5. Ikavalko, FoKoPo4.1 
 6. Ahila, Jyvaskyla3.8 
 7. Valentine, Lapua3.0 
 8. Pehkonen, TomPo II2.7 
 9. Kivinen, LoKoKo2.5 
 10. Ojanen, Jyvaskyla2.5 
Steals Per Game
 Benny VALENTINE
  Lapua
  (170-G-87)
  Avg: 3
 1. Valentine, Lapua3.0 
 2. Horton, LoKoKo2.9 
 3. Bojang, BC Nokia2.3 
 4. Hall, SayRi2.2 
 5. Towa, Kerava ET2.1 
 6. Ramey, Ura Basket1.9 
 7. Still, Lapua1.9 
 8. Stamper, LoKoKo1.8 
 9. Foreman, FoKoPo1.8 
 10. Vertio, Honka1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Reijo OJANEN
  Jyvaskyla
  (192-G/F-86)
  Avg: 1
 1. Ojanen, Jyvaskyla1.0 
 2. Kopio, Honka0.9 
 3. Alanen, Namika II0.8 
 4. Graham, TomPo II0.8 
 5. Setala, BC Nokia0.8 
 6. Rainamaa, TomPo II0.7 
 7. Brown, Namika II0.6 
 8. Valentine, Lapua0.6 
 9. Mantymaa, Huima0.6 
 10. Nelson, Lapua0.6 


Stats Leaders - Korisliiga
Points Per Game
 James LEWIS
  LrNMKY
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 22.1
 1. Lewis, LrNM.22.1 
 2. Heard, Tarmo21.4 
 3. Wilson, Honka20.4 
 4. Blanchard, ToPo20.3 
 5. Walker, Kouvot19.8 
 6. Bailey, LrNM.19.6 
 7. Wood, Karhu19.3 
 8. Williamson, Honka19.3 
 9. Barrett, KTP19.0 
 10. Harris, Salon Vilpas19.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jeremiah WOOD
  Karhu
  (200-F-85)
  Avg: 14.2
 1. Wood, Karhu14.2 
 2. Kaunisto, Kouvot10.3 
 3. Doaks, Salon Vilpas10.1 
 4. Vinson, Kouvot10.1 
 5. Young, Tarmo10.0 
 6. Mathis, Namika Lahti9.9 
 7. Blanchard, ToPo9.4 
 8. Williams, Pyrinto9.2 
 9. Belser, Honka8.6 
 10. Williamson, Honka8.4 
Assists Per Game
 Malik MOORE
  LrNMKY
  (192-G-77)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Moore, LrNM.4.5 
 2. Harris, Salon Vilpas4.4 
 3. Williams, Pyrinto4.3 
 4. Okorie, Salon Vilpas4.3 
 5. Wood, Karhu3.8 
 6. Sarcevic, Korihait3.8 
 7. Virtanen, Kataja3.8 
 8. Suonio, Namika Lahti3.7 
 9. Ivey, KTP3.3 
 10. Kataja, Salon Vilpas3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Jerald FIELDS
  KTP
  (201-F-82)
  Avg: 2
 1. Fields, KTP2.0 
 2. Wood, Karhu2.0 
 3. Newson, Kataja1.9 
 4. Sarcevic, Korihait1.9 
 5. Heard, Tarmo1.8 
 6. Conerly, Tarmo1.8 
 7. Fells, Kataja1.7 
 8. Williams, Pyrinto1.7 
 9. Richards, ToPo1.7 
 10. Pekkola, LrNM.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 James REAVES
  Korihait
  (203-F-82)
  Avg: 1
 1. Reaves, Korihait1.0 
 2. Hendley, Namika Lahti1.0 
 3. Lewis, LrNM.0.9 
 4. Heard, Tarmo0.8 
 5. Blanchard, ToPo0.8 
 6. Bailey, LrNM.0.7 
 7. Belser, Honka0.7 
 8. Wood, Karhu0.7 
 9. Young, Tarmo0.7 
 10. Moore, LrNM.0.7 


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  FRANCE   


Standings - N1
NM1 Standings
 1. Denain 14-2 
 2. Bordeaux 14-3 
 3. St Quentin 11-6 
 4. Angers BC 49 11-6 
 5. Sorgues 10-6 
 6. Brest 10-7 
 7. Blois 9-8 
 8. St Etienne 9-8 
 9. St Chamond 8-9 
 10. Challans 8-9 
 11. Denek 8-9 
 12. Souffel 7-9 
 13. Orchy 7-10 
 14. Lievin 6-11 
 15. Le Puy 6-11 
 16. Get Vosges 6-11 
 17. Roche 4-12 
 18. CFBB 3-14 


ProA Round 13: #1 Chorale de Roanne is defeated by ASVEL - by Eurobasket News
There was no lack of interesting games this round. The round ended with defeat of the leader and favorites losing the games.

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked Chorale de Roanne (10-3) in Villeurbanne on Friday night. Visitors were defeated by seventh ranked ASVEL (7-6) 77-65. It ended at the same time the eight-game winning streak of Chorale de Roanne. The game was mostly controlled by ASVEL. Chorale de Roanne managed to win third quarter 17-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. ASVEL dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Chorale de Roanne's 26. American forward Davon Jefferson (203-86, college: USC) stepped up and scored 20 points and 7 rebounds for the winners and the former international forward Mickael Gelabale (201-83) chipped in 13 points and 4 assists. At the losing side American forward Dylan Page (204-82, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) responded with 15 points and 5 rebounds. Chorale de Roanne's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. ASVEL has a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Hyeres-Toulon. Chorale de Roanne at the other side still keeps top position with three games lost. They share it with Cholet and Nancy. ASVEL is looking forward to face Limoges CSP Elite (#15) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Chorale de Roanne will play against STB Le Havre (#10) and is hoping to win this game.
Very important is a road loss of second ranked Chalon/Saor (9-4) against fifteenth ranked Poitiers (4-9) on Saturday night. Visiting Chalon/Saor was defeated by fifteenth ranked Poitiers (4-9) in a tough game in Poitiers 61-70. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Chalon/Saor. Forward Pierre-Yves Guillard (201-84) nailed 15 points and 9 rebounds for the winning side and Kenny Younger accounted for 13 points and 8 rebounds. Poitiers' coach Rudy Nelhomme allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Center Adolphe Michel Jean-Baptiste (205-79) came up with 6 points and 17 rebounds for Chalon/Saor in the defeat. Poitiers moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with Limoges and Paris-Levallois. Chalon/Saor at the other side dropped to the fourth position with four games lost. Poitiers will play against higher ranked Le Mans (#11) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Chalon/Saor will play against Pau-Lacq-Orthez (#9) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Bottom-ranked JA Vichy managed to get a third victory on Saturday night. This time they outleveled thirteenth-ranked Paris-Levallois 77-50. It's especially surprising that the victory came too easily and 27-point difference suggests that JA Vichy is in a good shape to leave the bottom place. Americans were the main players on the court. Demetris Nichols fired 19 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Lamont Hamilton produced a double-double by scoring 10 points and 14 rebounds for lost side. JA Vichy maintains sixteenth place with 3-10 record. Paris-Levallois lost eighth consecutive game. They keep the thirteenth position with nine games lost. They share it with Limoges and Poitierarleys. JA Vichy will meet higher ranked Strasbourg IG (#12) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Paris-Levallois will play against Entente Orleans 45 and hope to secure a win.
An interesting game took place in Gravelines where higher ranked Gravelines-Dunkerque (8-5) was upset on its own court by fourteenth ranked Le Mans (5-8) 91-86. Worth to mention a great performance of Joao Paulo Batista who helped to win the game recording 26 points and 5 rebounds (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field). Le Mans moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with Strasbourg. Gravelines-Dunkerque at the other side keeps the fifth position with five games lost. Le Mans' next round opponent will be Poitiers (#14) at home. Gravelines-Dunkerque will play against Hyeres-Toulon (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Tenth ranked Entente Orleans 45 (6-7) crushed at home 11th ranked Strasbourg IG (5-8) by 57 points 96-39, which is the biggest margin this round on Saturday night. Americans were the main players on the court also this time. J.R. Reynolds stepped up and scored 19 points and 4 assists (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) for the winners. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Entente Orleans 45 moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Pau-Lacq-Orthez and Le Havre. Loser Strasbourg IG keeps the eleventh position with eight games lost. Entente Orleans 45 will face Paris-Levallois (#13) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Strasbourg IG will play against JA Vichy.

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 13: Hyeres-Toulon was destroyed by Nancy on the opponent's court 86-67. Pau-Lacq-Orthez outscored Le Havre in a home game 88-62. Limoges recorded a loss to Cholet on the road 77-67.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 26 points and 11 assists by Ben Woodside of Gravelines.



Poitierarleys - Chalon 70-61

Very important is a road loss of second ranked Chalon/Saor (9-4) against fifteenth ranked Poitiers (4-9) on Saturday night. Visiting Chalon/Saor was defeated by fifteenth ranked Poitiers (4-9) in a tough game in Poitiers 61-70. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Chalon/Saor. The hosts were already 11 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 19-17 Chalon/Saor's run in the last quarter cut the lead to 70-61 at the end of the game. Forward Pierre-Yves Guillard (201-84) nailed 15 points and 9 rebounds for the winning side and American forward Kenny Younger (203-77, college: Houston, agency: Warren Sports International) accounted for 13 points and 8 rebounds. Four Poitiers players scored in double figures. Poitiers' coach Rudy Nelhomme allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Center Adolphe Michel Jean-Baptiste (205-79) came up with 6 points and 17 rebounds and American guard Marquez Haynes (191-86, college: Texas Arlington) added 11 points and 5 assists respectively for Chalon/Saor in the defeat. Poitiers moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with Limoges and Paris-Levallois. Chalon/Saor at the other side dropped to the fourth position with four games lost. Poitiers will play against higher ranked Le Mans (#11) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Chalon/Saor will play against Pau-Lacq-Orthez (#9) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Poitierarleys: A.Grant 17+2reb, P.Guillard 15+9reb+1ast, K.Younger 13+8reb+1ast, P.Badiane 13+2reb, R.Wright 4+3reb+1ast, T.Gunn 3+3reb
Chalon: B.Smith 12+4reb+1ast, M.Haynes 11+4reb+5ast, S.Tchicamboud 10+2reb+4ast, I.Evtimov 8+1reb, B.Schilb 8+1reb+2ast, A.Michel Jean-Baptiste 6+17reb+2ast
gschID: 100192


Vichy - Paris-Levallois 77-50

Bottom-ranked JA Vichy managed to get a third victory on Saturday night. This time they outleveled thirteenth-ranked Paris-Levallois 77-50. It's especially surprising that the victory came too easily and 27-point difference suggests that JA Vichy is in a good shape to leave the bottom place. The game without a history. JA Vichy led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists comparing to just 5 passes made by Paris-Levallois' players. Americans were the main players on the court. Forward Demetris Nichols (205-84, college: Syracuse) fired 19 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Guard Jamal Shuler (191-86) chipped in 17 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Forward Lamont Hamilton (208-84, college: St.John's) produced a double-double by scoring 10 points and 14 rebounds and forward Marcellus Sommerville (200-82, college: Bradley, agency: Lanshire Group) added 15 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side. JA Vichy maintains sixteenth place with 3-10 record. Paris-Levallois lost eighth consecutive game. They keep the thirteenth position with nine games lost. They share it with Limoges and Poitierarleys. JA Vichy will meet higher ranked Strasbourg IG (#12) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Paris-Levallois will play against Entente Orleans 45 and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Vichy: D.Nichols 19+8reb+4ast, J.Shuler 17+6reb+4ast, T.Larrouquis 12+7reb+3ast, R.Gaines 10+3reb+1ast, F.Elegar 6+7reb+1ast, A.Eito 6+6reb+7ast
Paris-Levallois: M.Sommerville 15+5reb+1ast, L.Hamilton 10+14reb, W.Aka 6+5reb, A.Albicy 4+2reb+2ast, J.Ball 4+2reb, M.Morandais 4+4reb+1ast
gschID: 100193


Gravelines - Le Mans 86-91

An interesting game took place in Gravelines where higher ranked Gravelines-Dunkerque (8-5) was upset on its own court by fourteenth ranked Le Mans (5-8) 91-86. Worth to mention a great performance of Brazilian power forward Joao Paulo Batista (207-81, college: Gonzaga) who helped to win the game recording 26 points and 5 rebounds (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field). American guard Alex Acker (196-83, college: Pepperdine) contributed with 18 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Five Le Mans players scored in double figures. American guard Ben Woodside (180-85, college: N.Dakota St., agency: Priority Sports) answered with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 11 assists and the former international guard Yannick Bokolo (191-85) added 17 points and 6 assists in the effort for Gravelines-Dunkerque. Le Mans moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with Strasbourg. Gravelines-Dunkerque at the other side keeps the fifth position with five games lost. Le Mans' next round opponent will be Poitiers (#14) at home. Gravelines-Dunkerque will play against Hyeres-Toulon (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Le Mans: J.Paulo Batista 26+5reb+3ast, A.Acker 18+6reb+6ast, B.Dewar 17+6reb+4ast, A.Diot 12+4reb+3ast, T.Rupert 10+1reb, M.Kakiouzis 4+5reb+1ast
Gravelines: B.Woodside 26+2reb+11ast, Y.Bokolo 17+4reb+6ast, R.Jomby 10+3reb, J.Johnson 9+1reb, C.Akpomedah 9+2reb, D.Issa 6+4reb+2ast
gschID: 100188


Nancy - Hyeres-Toulon 86-67

Rather expected game when 6th ranked Hyeres-Toulon (7-6) was crushed on the road by third ranked Sluc Nancy (10-3) 86-67 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Sluc Nancy. Hyeres-Toulon managed to win third quarter 16-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American swingman Tremmell Darden (194-81, college: Niagara) stepped up and scored 19 points and 6 rebounds for the winners and naturalized Senegalese center Moussa Badiane (205-81, college: E.Carolina) chipped in 18 points and 6 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Four Sluc Nancy players scored in double figures. At the losing side the former international power forward Vincent Masingue (205-76) responded with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds and Bosnian power forward Damir Krupalija (205-79, college: Illinois) scored 12 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Sluc Nancy have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Cholet and Roanne. Loser Hyeres-Toulon keeps the sixth place with six games lost. Sluc Nancy will face Cholet (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Hyeres-Toulon will play against Gravelines-Dunkerque and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Nancy: T.Darden 19+6reb+2ast, M.Badiane 18+6reb, K.Grant 13+4reb+5ast, V.Samnick 13+9reb, W.Deane 8+4reb+3ast, J.Linehan 7+1reb+6ast
Hyeres-Toulon: K.Houston 12+2reb+3ast, V.Masingue 12+11reb+1ast, D.Krupalija 12+5reb+4ast, J.Flowers 8+3reb+4ast, N.Boungou Colo 7+5reb, S.Fein 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 100189


Orleans - Strasbourg 96-39

Tenth ranked Entente Orleans 45 (6-7) crushed at home 11th ranked Strasbourg IG (5-8) by 57 points 96-39, which is the biggest margin this round on Saturday night. Entente Orleans 45 dominated down low during the game scoring 46 of its points in the paint compared to Strasbourg IG's 14. Entente Orleans 45 forced 25 Strasbourg IG turnovers and outrebounded them 39-26 including 26 on the defensive glass. They shot the lights out from three sinking 13 long-distance shots on high 56.5 percentage. Entente Orleans 45 looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Americans were the main players on the court also this time. Guard J.R. Reynolds (188-84, college: Virginia, agency: SportsTalent) stepped up and scored 19 points and 4 assists (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) for the winners and guard Troy Bell (186-80, college: Boston Coll.) chipped in 15 points and 7 rebounds. Four Entente Orleans 45 players scored in double figures. At the losing side forward Justin Hawkins (201-85, college: N.Mexico St.) responded with 7 points and 5 rebounds and power forward Pervis Pasco (206-81, college: Kansas St.) scored 4 points and 5 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Entente Orleans 45 moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Pau-Lacq-Orthez and Le Havre. Loser Strasbourg IG keeps the eleventh position with eight games lost. Entente Orleans 45 will face Paris-Levallois (#13) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Strasbourg IG will play against JA Vichy.
Top scorers:
Orleans: J.Reynolds 19+3reb+4ast, T.Bell 15+7reb+3ast, M.NDoye 14, A.Curti 13+1reb+7ast, Z.Moss 11+1reb, L.Vaty 10+7reb+3ast
Strasbourg: J.Hawkins 7+5reb+1ast, S.Essart 6+3reb+2ast, N.Lewis 5+3reb+1ast, A.MBaye 5+2reb, I.Soumahoro 5+1reb, P.Pasco 4+5reb+3ast
gschID: 100190


Pau-Lacq-Orthez - Le Havre 88-62

There was a small surprise when eleventh ranked Pau-Lacq-Orthez (6-7) smashed at home 8th ranked STB Le Havre (6-7) 88-62 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Pau-Lacq-Orthez. STB Le Havre managed to win third quarter 25-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Pau-Lacq-Orthez dominated down low during the game scoring 46 of its points in the paint compared to STB Le Havre's 24. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists comparing to just 10 passes made by STB Le Havre's players. Naturalized Senegalese forward Antoine Mendy (198-83) stepped up and scored 20 points and 6 rebounds for the winners and guard Teddy Gipson (193-80, college: Arkansas) chipped in 15 points and 11 assists. Pau-Lacq-Orthez's coach Didier Dobbels felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side American power forward Joseph Jones (206-86, college: Texas A&M) responded with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 13 rebounds and naturalized American swingman Nicholas Pope (196-84, college: Oklahoma Baptist) scored 17 points and 5 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Pau-Lacq-Orthez moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Le Havre and Orleans. STB Le Havre lost third consecutive game. Pau-Lacq-Orthez will face higher ranked Chalon/Saor (#4) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Pau-Lacq-Orthez: A.Mendy 20+6reb+2ast, T.Gipson 15+11ast, D.Bennett 14+5reb+2ast, S.Rimac 10+3ast, T.Bryant 9+6reb+4ast, G.Joseph 8+4reb
Le Havre: N.Pope 17+5reb+1ast, J.Cox 14+3reb+3ast, W.Wilkinson 12+7reb+2ast, J.Jones 11+13reb, B.McKnight 5+2reb+3ast, G.Pitard 2
gschID: 100191


ASVEL - Roanne 77-65

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked Chorale de Roanne (10-3) in Villeurbanne on Friday night. Visitors were defeated by seventh ranked ASVEL (7-6) 77-65. It ended at the same time the eight-game winning streak of Chorale de Roanne. The game was mostly controlled by ASVEL. Chorale de Roanne managed to win third quarter 17-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. ASVEL dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Chorale de Roanne's 26. American forward Davon Jefferson (203-86, college: USC) stepped up and scored 20 points and 7 rebounds for the winners and the former international forward Mickael Gelabale (201-83) chipped in 13 points and 4 assists. At the losing side American forward Dylan Page (204-82, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) responded with 15 points and 5 rebounds and the other American import swingman K.C. Rivers (196-87, college: Clemson, agency: Lanshire Group) scored 14 points. Chorale de Roanne's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. ASVEL has a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Hyeres-Toulon. Chorale de Roanne at the other side still keeps top position with three games lost. They share it with Cholet and Nancy. ASVEL is looking forward to face Limoges CSP Elite (#15) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Chorale de Roanne will play against STB Le Havre (#10) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
ASVEL: D.Jefferson 20+7reb+3ast, M.Gelabale 13+4reb+4ast, K.Tillie 11+8reb, P.Lacombe 9+5reb+4ast, B.Fofana 8+4reb, C.Hammonds 7+3reb+2ast
Roanne: D.Page 15+5reb, K.Rivers 14+4reb+1ast, U.Nsonwu-Amadi 10+7reb+1ast, S.Diabate 9+2reb+2ast, A.Gordon 7+1reb+3ast, J.Mipoka 6+3reb
gschID: 100186


Cholet - Limoges 77-67

Not a big story in a game when 12th ranked Limoges CSP Elite (4-9) was defeated on the road by fourth ranked Cholet (10-3) 77-67 on Saturday. Limoges CSP Elite was trailing by 8 points at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 22-11 charge of Cholet, which allowed them to win the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Dominican guard Sammy Mejia (198-83, college: De Paul) stepped up and scored 20 points for the winners and forward Luc-Arthur Vebobe (203-80, college: Hawaii) chipped in 13 points and 8 rebounds. At the losing side American power forward Christophe Massie (206-77, college: Memphis, agency: Court Side) responded with 27 points and 7 rebounds and the other American import guard Thomas Adams (191-80, college: Hampton, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) scored 9 points and 5 rebounds. Defending champion keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Roanne and Nancy. Limoges CSP Elite lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team dropped to the thirteenth place with nine games lost. Cholet will face league's second-placed Sluc Nancy on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Limoges CSP Elite will play against ASVEL (#7) in Villeurbanne.
Top scorers:
Cholet: S.Mejia 20+2reb+3ast, L.Vebobe 13+8reb+3ast, M.Diarra 11+5reb+4ast, V.Avdalovic 9+2reb+6ast, R.Falker 8+10reb+3ast, C.Leonard 6+2reb+3ast
Limoges: C.Massie 27+7reb+2ast, T.Adams 9+5reb+3ast, R.Desroses 8+3reb, A.Salmon 6+4reb, K.Souchu 6+1reb+1ast, Z.Wright 4+3reb+6ast
gschID: 100187




ProB Round 16: JL Bourg defeats leader JSF Nanterre - by Eurobasket News
The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with defeat of the leader and favorites losing the games.

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked JSF Nanterre (13-3) on the court of thirteenth ranked JL Bourg on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by JL Bourg 75-69. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of JSF Nanterre. JSF Nanterre trailed by 11 points after 3 quarters before a 26-21 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 69-75 at the end of the game. JL Bourg outrebounded JSF Nanterre 40-29 including 33 on the defensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Daniel Coleman (206-85, college: Minnesota) who helped to win the game recording 20 points and 5 rebounds. The other American import forward David Monds (205-83, college: Oklahoma St.) contributed with 14 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. American power forward Nate Carter (199-83, college: Oklahoma) replied with 24 points for JSF Nanterre. JL Bourg (7-9) moved-up to tenth place, which they share with 3 other teams. JSF Nanterre at the other side still keeps top position with three games lost. JL Bourg is looking forward to face higher ranked Aix-Maurienne (#5) in Aix-les-Bains in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. JSF Nanterre will play on the road against JDA Dijon (#7) and is hoping to win this game.
Very important is a home loss of second ranked ALM Evreux (12-4) against fifth ranked Aix-Maurienne (10-6) on Saturday night. Host ALM Evreux was defeated by fifth ranked Aix-Maurienne (10-6) in a tough game in Evreux 87-96. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Christopher Dunn (191-83, college: W.Virginia St.) who helped to win the game recording 26 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists and James Mathis who added 19 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists during the contest. At the losing side American guard Calvin Watson (196-85, college: N.Texas, agency: Court Side) responded with 24 points. Aix-Maurienne have an impressive eight-game winning streak. They maintain fifth position with 10-6 record, which they share with Boulazac. ALM Evreux at the other side keeps the second place with four games lost. Aix-Maurienne will play against JL Bourg (#12) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. ALM Evreux will play against Lille Metropole (#10) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
The game in Reims was quite interesting. Third ranked SPO Rouen (11-5) played at the court of 8th ranked Chalons-Reims (9-7). SPO Rouen managed to secure a 6-point victory 85-79 on Friday. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Chalons-Reims. The winners were led by Jason Siggers who scored that evening 25 points and 9 rebounds. Even a double-double of 17 points and 14 rebounds (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) by Chris Daniels did not help to save the game for Chalons-Reims. SPO Rouen has a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 11-5 record having just two points less than leader Nanterre, which they share with Fos Ouest. Newly promoted Chalons-Reims dropped to the seventh place with seven games lost. They share the position with Dijon. SPO Rouen will meet at home bottom-ranked Charleville-Mezieres (#18) in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Chalons-Reims will play against Olympique Antibes (#13) and hope to secure a win.
Worth to mention about the upset in a game between JDA Dijon (9-7) and Olympique Antibes (7-9), which took place in Antibes. Higher ranked JDA Dijon lost to thirteenth ranked Olympique Antibes in a road game 74-78. Sacha Massot fired 16 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 blocks for the winners. JDA Dijon's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Olympique Antibes moved-up to tenth place, which they share with 3 other teams. JDA Dijon lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the seventh position with seven games lost. Olympique Antibes' next round opponent will be higher ranked Chalons-Reims (#8) at home and it may be quite challenging game.
Another upset was a game between Lille Metropole (7-9) and Saint Vallier (5-11), which took place in Saint Vallier. Higher ranked Lille Metropole lost to sixteenth ranked Saint Vallier in a road game 60-72 on Saturday. It was a very good performance for Brice Vounang who helped to win the game recording 16 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Saint Vallier's coach Laurent Pluvy used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Saint Vallier moved-up to fifteenth place, which they share with Clermont. Lille Metropole lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the tenth position with nine games lost. Saint Vallier will face higher ranked SO Maritime Boulogne (#11) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game.

Other games in round 16 were not that significant. Boulogne was beaten by Boulazac on the road 80-66. Fos Ouest won against Nantes on its own court 78-64. Clermont managed to outperform Charleville in a road game 71-61. Le Portel managed to beat Quimper at home 90-81.
The most impressive performance of 16th round was 26 points and 15 rebounds by Korvotney Barber of Nantes.



Antibes - Dijon 78-74

Worth to mention about the upset in a game between JDA Dijon (9-7) and Olympique Antibes (7-9), which took place in Antibes. Higher ranked JDA Dijon lost to thirteenth ranked Olympique Antibes in a road game 74-78. JDA Dijon was ahead by 5 points after three quarters before a 29-20 charge of Olympique Antibes, which allowed them to win the game. They made 20-of-25 charity shots (80.0 percent) during the game. Olympique Antibes players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. 24 personal fouls committed by JDA Dijon helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Belgian power forward Sacha Massot (204-83, agency: LBM Management) fired 16 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 blocks for the winners. Serbian guard Milos Bojovic (198-81, agency: Beo Basket) chipped in 15 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Five Olympique Antibes players scored in double figures. American-Ivorian guard Errick Craven (188-83, college: USC) produced 22 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and forward Jeremy Leloup (202-87) added 18 points respectively for lost side. JDA Dijon's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Olympique Antibes moved-up to tenth place, which they share with 3 other teams. JDA Dijon lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the seventh position with seven games lost. Olympique Antibes' next round opponent will be higher ranked Chalons-Reims (#8) at home and it may be quite challenging game.
Top scorers:
Antibes: J.Ingram 16+2reb+4ast, S.Ho You Fat 16+3reb+1ast, S.Massot 16+8reb+6ast, M.Bojovic 15+7reb+4ast, L.Sambe 11+3reb+5ast, M.Courby 4+5reb+1ast
Dijon: E.Craven 22+5reb+4ast, J.Leloup 18+2reb, E.Mendy 9+6reb+1ast, E.Bing 8+7reb, D.Melody 8+2reb+3ast, A.Christophe 4+3reb+2ast
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St Vallier - Lille 72-60

Another upset was a game between Lille Metropole (7-9) and Saint Vallier (5-11), which took place in Saint Vallier. Higher ranked Lille Metropole lost to sixteenth ranked Saint Vallier in a road game 60-72 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Saint Vallier. Lille Metropole managed to win second period 15-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Saint Vallier forced 20 Lille Metropole turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. It was a very good performance for Cameroonian power forward Brice Vounang (202-82, college: San Diego) who helped to win the game recording 16 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Power forward Charles-Henri Bronchard (200-82, agency: Court Side) contributed with 12 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Four Saint Vallier players scored in double figures. Saint Vallier's coach Laurent Pluvy used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American power forward Andre Harris (201-85, college: Fairleigh Dickinson) replied with 19 points and his fellow American import forward Sean Barnette (195-86, college: Wingate, agency: Warren Sports International) added 15 points in the effort for Lille Metropole. Saint Vallier moved-up to fifteenth place, which they share with Clermont. Lille Metropole lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the tenth position with nine games lost. Saint Vallier will face higher ranked SO Maritime Boulogne (#11) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game.
Top scorers:
St Vallier: B.Vounang 16+6reb+5ast, D.Denave 14+2reb+3ast, K.Shiloh 13+3reb+3ast, C.Bronchard 12+9reb+4ast, F.Tortosa 9+4reb+2ast, M.Tensorer 6+4reb+3ast
Lille: A.Harris 19+2reb, S.Barnette 15+3reb, M.Sy 7+5reb, N.Taccoen 5+3reb+1ast, A.Defoe 5+5reb, K.Bradley 5+3reb+3ast
gschID: 100469


Evreux - Maurienne 87-96

Very important is a home loss of second ranked ALM Evreux (12-4) against fifth ranked Aix-Maurienne (10-6) on Saturday night. Host ALM Evreux was defeated by fifth ranked Aix-Maurienne (10-6) in a tough game in Evreux 87-96. The game without a history. Aix-Maurienne led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 26-of-30 charity shots (86.7 percent) during the game. ALM Evreux was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Christopher Dunn (191-83, college: W.Virginia St.) who helped to win the game recording 26 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists and the other American import power forward James Mathis (199-84, college: Niagara, agency: Court Side) who added 19 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists during the contest. At the losing side American guard Calvin Watson (196-85, college: N.Texas, agency: Court Side) responded with 24 points and naturalized Portuguese guard Philippe Da Silva (192-79) scored 10 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists. Four Aix-Maurienne and five ALM Evreux players scored in double figures. Aix-Maurienne have an impressive eight-game winning streak. They maintain fifth position with 10-6 record, which they share with Boulazac. ALM Evreux at the other side keeps the second place with four games lost. Aix-Maurienne will play against JL Bourg (#12) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. ALM Evreux will play against Lille Metropole (#10) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Maurienne: C.Dunn 26+8reb+5ast, J.Ekanga-Ehawa 20+4reb+3ast, J.Mathis 19+10reb+4ast, M.Sonko 18+1reb+4ast, M.Traore 6+2reb, J.Hoyaux 5+1reb
Evreux: C.Watson 24+4reb+3ast, D.Reed 18+3reb+1ast, B.Toffin 15+4reb+2ast, D.Davis 10+2reb+5ast, P.Da Silva 10+6reb+9ast, L.Chelle 6
gschID: 100464


Boulazac - Boulogne 80-66

No shocking result in a game when sixth ranked Boulazac Basket (10-6) beat at home 11th ranked SO Maritime Boulogne (7-9) 80-66 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Boulazac Basket. SO Maritime Boulogne managed to win third quarter 19-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. SO Maritime Boulogne was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Quite impressive performance for Senegalese power forward Malick Badiane (211-84) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). The former international guard Thomas Dubiez (195-80) contributed with 20 points and 5 assists for the winners. Boulazac Basket's coach Sylvain Lautie allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American forward Darryl Monroe (202-86, college: George Mason, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) replied with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 14 rebounds and his fellow American import guard Tony Stanley (192-77, college: Dayton) added 12 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for SO Maritime Boulogne. Five SO Maritime Boulogne players scored in double figures. Boulazac Basket moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Maurienne. Newly promoted SO Maritime Boulogne dropped to the tenth position with nine games lost. Boulazac Basket will face Nantes (#14) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. SO Maritime Boulogne will play against Saint Vallier (#15).
Top scorers:
Boulazac: T.Dubiez 20+4reb+5ast, M.Badiane 17+11reb+2ast, A.McKenzie 10+5reb+3ast, A.Kerckhof 8+3reb+4ast, B.Jacobson 8+2reb+2ast, C.Melicie 6+3reb+2ast
Boulogne: M.N'Diaye 15+3reb, E.Plateau 12+2reb+3ast, T.Stanley 12+5reb+1ast, D.Monroe 12+14reb+1ast, L.Kante 11+4reb, K.Patiejunas 2+1reb+3ast
gschID: 100465


Fos Ouest - Nantes 78-64

Very expected game when 14th ranked Nantes (6-10) lost on the road to fourth ranked Fos Ouest (11-5) 78-64 on Friday. It was a very close game until the last quarter, when Fos Ouest's preassure prevailed and they won that period 22-11 extending their advantage to 14 points. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Quite impressive performance for Jamaican-American forward Sherman Gay (201-82, college: Loyola Marymount) who helped to win the game recording 24 points. American guard Lee Cummard (201-85, college: BYU) contributed with 5 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Fos Ouest's coach Remi Giutta allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American forward Korvotney Barber (201-87, college: Auburn, agency: Pro One Sports) replied with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 15 rebounds and his fellow American import guard Taron Downey (186-83, college: Wake Forest) added 11 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Nantes. Fos Ouest has a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Rouen. Loser Nantes keeps the fourteenth position with ten games lost. Fos Ouest will face Quimper UJAP (#17) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Nantes will play against Boulazac Basket.
Top scorers:
Fos Ouest: S.Gay 24+4reb+1ast, P.Haquet 12+5reb+2ast, Z.Bah 11+1reb+5ast, K.Atamna 9+2reb+2ast, M.Hachad 9+7reb+2ast, L.Cummard 5+11reb+4ast
Nantes: K.Barber 26+15reb+1ast, T.Downey 11+6reb+4ast, N.Gayon 11+2reb+1ast, A.Cel 6+3reb+3ast, O.Bardet 6+2reb+3ast, S.Dondon 2+4reb+1ast
gschID: 100466


Charleville - Clermont 61-71

Rather predictable result when sixteenth ranked Stade Clermont (5-11) won on the road against bottom-ranked Charleville-Mezieres (3-13) 71-61 on Friday. Charleville-Mezieres was trailing by 1 point at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 17-6 charge of Stade Clermont, which allowed them to win the game. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Charleville-Mezieres to just 6 points in fourth quarter. Quite impressive performance for American swingman Dreke Bouldin (202-80, college: Fresno St.) who helped to win the game recording 18 points and 8 rebounds. Naturalized Mali swingman Souarata Cisse (197-86) contributed with 20 points for the winners. Stade Clermont's coach Regis Racine allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American forward Jonathan McClark (200-77, college: Rider) replied with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 12 rebounds and his fellow American import forward Corey Rouse (203-84, college: E.Carolina, agency: Court Side) added 16 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Charleville-Mezieres. Stade Clermont moved-up to fifteenth place, which they share with St Vallier. Charleville-Mezieres lost ninth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 13 games lost. Stade Clermont will face higher ranked Le Portel (#9) at home in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Charleville-Mezieres will play against SPO Rouen (#3) having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Clermont: S.Cisse 20+2reb, D.Bouldin 18+8reb, O.Bassett 9+3reb+3ast, M.Drame 7+2reb, X.Delarue 6+4reb, R.Wilson 4+2reb
Charleville: C.Rouse 16+7reb+1ast, J.McClark 13+12reb+1ast, T.Peterson 9+6reb+3ast, D.Kaba 8+2reb+1ast, Y.Zachee 6+4reb+1ast, K.Morlende 5+2reb+3ast
gschID: 100467


Le Portel - Quimper 90-81

Not a big story in a game when 17th ranked Quimper UJAP (4-12) lost on the road to eleventh ranked Le Portel (8-8) 90-81 on Friday. The hosts trailed by 2 points after three quarters before their 21-10 charge, which allowed them to win the game. It was a great shooting night for Le Portel especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.6 percentage. Quite impressive performance for American guard Austen Rowland (186-81, college: Lehigh, agency: Court Side) who helped to win the game recording 29 points and 4 assists (perfect from the field making all ten shots !!!). Guard Frederic N'Kembe (192-75) contributed with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. American center Marvin Jefferson (206-86, college: Idaho) replied with 16 points and 9 rebounds and Canadian forward Jean-Richard Volcy (203-82, college: N.Michigan) added 17 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Quimper UJAP. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Le Portel moved-up to ninth place. Loser Quimper UJAP keeps the seventeenth position with 12 games lost. Le Portel will face Stade Clermont (#16) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Quimper UJAP will play against Fos Ouest.
Top scorers:
Le Portel: A.Rowland 29+4reb+4ast, M.Campbell 12+4reb, C.Davis 12+3reb+2ast, F.N'Kembe 11+10reb+1ast, E.Choquet 10+3reb+6ast, J.Ludon 8+4reb+1ast
Quimper: J.Volcy 17+5reb+2ast, M.Jefferson 16+9reb+3ast, A.Toto N'Kote 13+4reb+2ast, A.Rigaux 12+2reb+4ast, M.Runkaukas 11+1reb+2ast, F.Thibedore 5+1reb+1ast
gschID: 100461


Chalons-Reims - Rouen 79-85

The game in Reims was quite interesting. Third ranked SPO Rouen (11-5) played at the court of 8th ranked Chalons-Reims (9-7). SPO Rouen managed to secure a 6-point victory 85-79 on Friday. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Chalons-Reims. The guests trailed by 7 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 4-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 85-79. The winners were led by American guard Jason Siggers (187-85, college: Albany) who scored that evening 25 points and 9 rebounds and the other American import forward Darnell Williams (200-78, college: San Jose St., agency: David Lee services) supported him with 19 points and 9 rebounds. Four SPO Rouen players scored in double figures. Even a double-double of 17 points and 14 rebounds (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) by American forward Chris Daniels (200-82, college: Georgia, agency: Limelight Hoops) did not help to save the game for Chalons-Reims. The former international swingman Gary Chathuant (196-83) added 17 points for lost side. SPO Rouen has a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 11-5 record having just two points less than leader Nanterre, which they share with Fos Ouest. Newly promoted Chalons-Reims dropped to the seventh place with seven games lost. They share the position with Dijon. SPO Rouen will meet at home bottom-ranked Charleville-Mezieres (#18) in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Chalons-Reims will play against Olympique Antibes (#13) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Rouen: J.Siggers 25+9reb+1ast, D.Williams 19+9reb+1ast, R.Taylor 14+3reb+5ast, C.Thioune 14+8reb, W.Soliman 8+5reb, P.Poupet 5+3ast
Chalons-Reims: C.Daniels 17+14reb+2ast, G.Chathuant 17+3reb+3ast, G.Radonjic 13+2reb+2ast, H.Jalce 7+5reb+1ast, D.Wilson 7+5reb+4ast, B.Mullins 5+2reb+4ast
gschID: 100462


Bourg - Nanterre 75-69

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked JSF Nanterre (13-3) on the court of thirteenth ranked JL Bourg on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by JL Bourg 75-69. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of JSF Nanterre. JSF Nanterre trailed by 11 points after 3 quarters before a 26-21 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 69-75 at the end of the game. JL Bourg outrebounded JSF Nanterre 40-29 including 33 on the defensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Daniel Coleman (206-85, college: Minnesota) who helped to win the game recording 20 points and 5 rebounds. The other American import forward David Monds (205-83, college: Oklahoma St.) contributed with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. American power forward Nate Carter (199-83, college: Oklahoma) replied with 24 points and center Johan Passave-Ducteil (200-85) added 16 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for JSF Nanterre. JL Bourg (7-9) moved-up to tenth place, which they share with 3 other teams. JSF Nanterre at the other side still keeps top position with three games lost. JL Bourg is looking forward to face higher ranked Aix-Maurienne (#5) in Aix-les-Bains in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. JSF Nanterre will play on the road against JDA Dijon (#7) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Bourg: D.Coleman 20+5reb+1ast, I.Koma 15+7reb, D.Monds 14+10reb+1ast, C.Ferchaud 6+1reb+3ast, J.Delhomme 5+2reb+1ast, A.Tsagarakis 5+2ast
Nanterre: N.Carter 24+3reb+2ast, X.Corosine 17+1reb+2ast, J.Passave-Ducteil 16+8reb+1ast, J.Nzeulie 5+2reb+1ast, M.Riley 5+4reb, L.Akono 2+6reb+5ast
gschID: 100463




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Deutsche Bank Skyliners Sign Chris Moss - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
After a hectic search for some more physical presence under the hoop, The Deutsche Bank Skyliners found Chris Moss (204-F-80, college: W.Virginia) Moss is a 30 year old 204cm power forward from Chesterfield, Virginia. He recieved a short term contract until the end of February. Last season, Moss played for C.B. Murcia (Spain-ACB, starting five): 31 games: 5.8ppg, 6.7rpg, FGP: 43.4%, 3PT: 20.0%, FT: 73.3% where he played since 2008. Moss is a good leaper and is always one of the better rebounders on team; showed a penchant for offensive rebounds and has good shooting range. He has played in Spain since 2003. He started his basketball career at West Virginia where he played from 1998-2002. In his freshman season, he played a season with ex Skyliner Marcus Goree. In his senior year at West Virginia, he played 28 games: 17.5 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 0.9 apg. he started his professional basketball career in 2002 for Pennsylvania Valley Dawgs (USBL): 4 games: 6.8ppg, 3.8rpg, 1block. In 2002-2003, he came to Europe and played for Hapoel Ironi Nahariya (Israel-Premier League): 5 games: 11.2ppg, 5.0rpg, 2ast - Golbey-Epinal (France-ProB): 26 games: 17.3ppg, 7.5rpg, 18ast. He then went to Coinga Menorca (Spain-LEB1) where he played until 2008. He played three years with Menorca in the ACB and his best season was 2005-2006 where he played 6 games: 14.1ppg, 7.3rpg, 2FGP: 50.0%, FT: 67.0%. Some awards that he has gotten in his career have been All-Big East 3rd Team -02, French Cup Semifinals -03, Spanish Prince's Cup Finalist -05, Spanish LEB1 Regular Season Runner-Up -05, and Spanish LEB1 Finalist -05

Rob Robinson plays now for COCOON Baskets Weiden - by Daniel Poerschke
Rob Robinson (203-F-87, agency: Scorers1st Sportmanagement) is the new import player for the COCOON Baskets Weiden in the 1. Regionalliga South-East in Germany. The product out of NCAA 1 Robert Morris University helped his new team to a much needed road win in his first game this Sunday. Weiden beat Deisenhofen 81:89. Robinson had a great overall output with 22 points, 15 rebounds, 5 assists, 4 blocks and 3 steals in his first pro game. Weiden currently is in last place in their league, but with their newest addition their hopes of staying the league are alive.


Quantez Robertson And Roger Powell Give NBA Showtime A New Meaning Dunking The Deutsche Bank Skyliners Past The EWE Baskets Oldenburg 76-71 - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber





With winter taking a much appreciated break and the warmer temperatures blowing the harsh brittle winter air away from Frankfurt, The Deutsche Bank Skyliners were hoping that The EWE Baskets Oldenburg thunderbirds would not be able to get accustomed to the more mild air in the same way ex Oldenburg forward Steve Smith was unable to adapt to the Predrag Krunic thought device, Ratiopharm Ulm fans having to get used to not seeing Mr Ulm Jeff Gibbs racking up rebound after rebound in the Kuhberg halle and soccer millionaires Jefferson Farfan and Demba Ba having to hear the shouting concerts of angry fans and negative responses concerning them not playing for their teams, but striking and causing much disarray. However The EWE Baskets Oldenburg Thunderbirds not only couldnt get adjusted to the warmer temperatures, but crashed in their flight in the Ballsporthalle in the third quarter as they sustained a 24-0 run by Frankfurt which led the gang of coach Gordon Herbert getting their 10th win in a row in the Ballsporthalle 76-71.The Thunderbirds not only didnt get used to the warmer air, but seemed famished in the third quarter as they had no energy to stop the dunking clinic by Frankfurt. Oldenburg didnt get going, because we gave them no food, so they had to leave unhappy after 40 minutes, joked current BEKO BBL scoring champion Dashaun Wood. Wood might have had the amusing catch phrases after the game, but he was all business on the court finishing with 24 points and seven assists and had the utmost respect from ex NBA player and teammate Roger Powell. We have the best point guard in the league and have a great team. We had been practicing defense the last days and we finally played good defense, stressed ex Utah Jazz Roger Powell. The EWE Baskets Oldenburg lost the game in the third quarter as they remained scoreless for almost seven minutes. We came out with little energy. Everything that Frankfurt did seemed easy. They got many easy baskets and open shots and the crowd helped them get the momentum. We fought back but it was too little to late, said ex NBA player Eddie Gill.

Having a dunk or two is always nice, but the game featured 5 spectacular dunks in the second and third quarter as Roger Powell produced three in the second quarter and Quantez Robertson two in the third. The only thing missing was a Nate Robinson, Dwight Howard or Gerald Green appearing on the court and adding flair to the festivities with some sweet desert dunks, but the crowd had their fun with the duo of Roger Jordman Powel and Super Tez as fans were high fiving each other and popping out of their seats faster than AJ Moye can flash his friendly smile. I liked the dunking show. I used to dunk like that, but now I need a 1-0 fast break dunk, because I cant dunk in the crowd. My thing are the tip ins and put backs. My favourite dunk was the Tez ally op. I think that Tez can win the dunk contest at the Allstar game, warned Skyliner forward Kimmo Muurinen. For Eddie Gill, all the dunks had that NBA atmosphere. I felt like I was in the NBA again. But we gave up too many easy baskets to Frankfurt, added Eddie Gill. The Skyliners were having their fun on the bench watching the ball sail through the hardware. The dunking was fun and it is always great to see the players showing their athletic ability. I think that Tez can win the dunking contest. He has some tricks up his sleeve. He has some redemption after finishing in second place last season, commented Canadian national player Jermaine Bucknor. The four three pointers by Wood seemed a bit overshadowed by the dunks, but he also enjoyed the Skyliner highlight film. The many dunks was a credit to our defense. We fed off the dunks and it started with the defense and finished with the fast break points. I think that Tez can also win the dunk contest, said Dashaun Wood. Robertson as usual was humble after the game and concise in his dunk description. I was able to get the dunk on the fast break with a nice De Mello ally-op, added Quantez Robertson. Tez and Roger are great dunkers. The dunks got Frankfurt into the game, added Rickey Paulding.

Before the game, The Deutsche Bank Skyliners announced the signing of 30 year old 204cm forward Chris Moss who comes from Chesterfield, Virginia. He played at West Virginia from 1998-2002 including two seasons with ex Skyliner Marcus Goree. He played five seasons in the best European league the ACB for Menorca and Murcia. Last season, he averaged 5.8ppg, 6.7rpg, FGP: 43.4%, 3PT: 20.0%, FT: 73.3%.I came from the bench. I didnt have a particular good season. My role changed each season in the ACB, added Chris Moss. His best season in the ACB was 2005-2006 for Llanera Menorca playing 26 games: 14.1ppg, 7.3rpg, 2FGP: 50.0%, FT: 67.0%. He had only been a few hours in Frankfurt, but was at the game to see his new team play. When asked what he thought about having to come in and play center, he displayed a soft laugh and voice. I do what the coach tells me to do, added Chris Moss. His most important asset will have to be his toughness under the basket which he will share with his friend Roger Powell. Roger is always physical and so am I. Roger and I want to be physical together on the court, warned Chris Moss. Moss who has a hidden talent of passing and defending also remembers playing together with Marcus Goree at West Virginia (NCAA). Goree showed me the ropes in college. He simply showed me everything, added Chris Moss. Anytime you have a guy that played in the ACB, you will get someone with a lot of experience. He is a great rebounder and exactly what the team needs. I am looking forward to having him on the team. We will be better with him, warned Dashaun Wood.

The most beautiful moment before the game was seeing AJ Moye in the Ballsporthalle again and witnessing how the American was dribbling the basketball. Moye took his place on the bench as the game started and led the player cheerleading from the sidelines. The EWE Baskets Oldenburghad the better start taking the 7-2 run as they were displaying a smooth ball movement and going inside and out. Mindaugas Lukauskis scored on a runner, Oliver Stevic with a hook shot over Muurinen and Lou Campbell with a three pointer. However Frankfurt didnt wait to long and stormed back going on a 8-3 run to take their first lead 12-10. Frankfurt got Marius Nolte involved down low as Super Tez fed him for a bucket and Dashaun Wood scored on a lay up and on free throws. Oliver Stevic who is the leading scorer of Oldenburg, but seems invisible next to guys like Dashaun Wood and John Bryant when it comes to press exposure went on a mini 4-0 run to give Oldenburg the 14-12 lead as he scored inside and then on an ally-op dunk as he stuffed home a perfect Lukauskis dunk. Dashaun Wood didnt hesitate as he nailed a catch and pop jumper from the left wing as Frankfurt led 15-14. The EWE Baskets Oldenburg then went on a 5-0 run to lead 18-15 as 51 Euroleague game player Luka Bogdanovic dropped a three point bomb and Christopher Mcnaughton scored hard to the hoop. With 5,8 seconds to play, The Deutsche Bank Skyliners had one more try and everyone was anticipating Dashaun Wood to unleash his road runner sprint, but he was covered so it had to be Roger Powell who went coast to coast scoring as the buzzer sounded as the EWE Baskets Oldenburg led 18-17 after one quarter. We were struggling on defense in the first quarter. We gave up too many easy baskets, got beat on 1-1 play, offensive rebounds and on put backs, stressed Skyliner forward Kimmo Muurinen. The EWE Baskets Oldenburg were shooting 67% from the field and 67& from outside while The Deutsche Bank Skyliners were shooting 55% form the field and 50% from outside. Oldenburg was leading the rebound battle 7-2, but had five turnovers while Frankfurt had two.

In the second quarter, The Deutsche Bank Sklyiners would regain the lead, until The EWE Baskets Oldenburg would go on a run. Skyliner captain Pascal Roller and Stevic then traded baskets as the score was knotted at 20-20. Frankfurt was always trying to run and were successful as Jimmy Mckinney scored off a Dominik Bahiense De Mello steal. Stevic then used his physical play gaining position on Bucknor and scoring with a hard shot off the back board as the score was tied at 23-23. Oldenburg then took a 29-25 lead as Stevic scored inside after getting a risky, but perfect pass from Paulding and Lou Campbell scored on a spin move. Powell then did his first of three dunks getting a nice pass from Wood who had gotten free from Daniel Hain. The EWE Baskets Oldenburg were unable to really get free as Frankfurt remained on their heels. After another Bogdanovic three pointer, it was Robertson who got a layup as Oldenburg led 32-29. Paulding then went on a 4-0 run making two free throws and making a lay up on the fast break after getting a bullet pass from Campbell as Oldenburg led 36-29. Frankfurt was continuing to shoot bad and having problems on the boards. Frankfurt closed out the second quarter with a 4-2 run as Roger Powell made two big dunks from nice feeds from De Mello and Wood, while Stevic scored on a fade away jumper as Frankfurt trailed 38-33 at halftime. Oldenburg continued to be very aggressive and getting easy layups and extra shots even though our defense was ok, added Quantez Robertson. Each team was trying to establish the momentum. Oldenburg made their run making their shots while we missed too many open shots, warned Dashaun Wood. The EWE Baskets Oldenburg were shooting 58% from the field and 38% from the three point line while The Deutsche Bank Skyliners were shooting 39% from the field and 11% from the three point line. Oldenburg had the 19-13 rebound edge, but nine turnovers while Frankfurt only had three turnovers.

Through time there have been many famous explosions on earth like the Krakatoa volcanic eruption in 1883, the Port Chicago explosion in 1944, or the Big bang, the birth of the universe 13,7 billion years ago, but the Ballsporthalle received an offensive Skyliner explosion in the firsts even minutes of the third quarter as The Deutsche Bank Skyliners on a 24-0 run to go from trailing 38-33 to be leading 57-38. Frankfurt did everything right in these firsts even minutes putting on an offensive show that would of even impressed the top team of the BEKO BBL Brose Baskets Bamberg. Frankfurt got production form the invisible player who does the dirty work Kimmo Muurinen as he toughed out 6 points under the hoop. Dashaun Wood nailed four three pointers in which two were on transition. And not to forget Super Tez Robertson who made two dunks getting in some extra practice time for the upcoming BEKO BBL slam dunk contest. Besides the pretty ally-op feed from de Mello. Robertson found some daylight in the paint scooted in and flew to the hoop and finished with a two handed dunk. The energizer in this run with the production was Wood. When I get going, there is really nothing that can stop me. I am not one dimensional, but can beat you in many ways. I once scored 39 points in Italy on 13/13 shooting and 6/6 shooting from outside, added Dashaun Wood. Ex Indiana Pacer Eddie Gill had never heard of Wood before coming to the BEKO BBL, but had kind words for the Skyliner. Wood is a good player. He controls the team and makes them go. How well he plays is how well the team plays, stressed Eddie Gill. Oldenburg finally got on the board and finished with 8-4 run to trail Frankfurt 61-46. Oldenburg got two big three pointer from Lukauskis and Campbell chipped in with a score inside. We were more aggressive in the third quarter. We came out wanting to get three defensive stops and then get three more defensive stops. We made big shots and easy shots, warned Quantez Robertson. We came out to sluggish in the third quarter. We had to many turn overs and they got transition baskets, commented Eddie Gill. We were very aggressive on defense. We were more physical in the post, got steals and deflections that helped, expressed Kimmo Muurinen. The Deutsche Bank Skyliners were shooting 50% from the field and 36% from the parking lot while The EWE Baskets Oldenburg were shooting 51% from the field and 36% from the parking lot. Frankfurt led the rebounding edge 22-21 and had only five turnovers while Oldenburg had 15.

In the fourth quarter, The EWE Baskets Oldenburg tried to nip away at the big Frankfurt lead and were unsuccessful until crunch time where they suddenly made the game exciting again. The EWE Baskets Oldenburg were able to cut the Frankfurt lead to 63-51 with a Stevic lay up and another Lukauskis three pointer, but Frankfurt was always able to put a dent into the run and up the lead again. Frankfurt went on a mini 4-0 run to lead 67-51 as Roger Powell grabbed an offensive rebound and put back and Muurinen made a mid range jumper. Oldenburg continued to fight as Oliver Stevic went on a 5-0 run as he made an open easy lay up down low as Lukauskis found him wide open, and then scored on the fast break on a Paulding steal as Frankfurt led only 67-56. Oldenburg was unable to get it under 10 points until crunch time as Frankfurt got a big effort hoop from Super Tez as he stuffed home a Powell miss and Powell then hit a fade away jumper as Frankfurt continued to lead comfortably 71-57. Oldenburg them made a last hurra effort going on a 14-5 run to end the game and giving the Ballsporthalle a little nervousness. Oldenburg went on a unexplained 10-0 run to cut the Frankfurt lead to71-67 as Campbell made a three pointer, Paulding a lay up and many team free throws. Frankfurt was missing too many shots and adding to their turnovers. Despite a Stevic dunk to cut the Frankfurt lead to 72-69 with less than a minute to play, Frankfurt held their nerves as Mckinney and Robertson made their free throws as the club won 76-71. We played better in the fourth quarter as Frankfurt lost their rhythm a bit, but they deserved to win, added Daniel Hain. We became a bit sluggish on defense. We werent executing our defense the way we wanted to. They got too many second chances and got to the free throw line, added Quantez Robertson.

The Deutsche Bank Skyliners were led by Dashaun Wood with 24 points and seven assists. Quantez Robertson and Roger Powell chipped in with 12 points a piece and Kimmo Muurinen had 10 points and five rebounds. The EWE Baskets Oldenburg were led by Oliver Stevic with 23 points and six rebounds. Lou Campbell had 15 points. Mindaugas Lukauskis had 11 points, six assists and three rebounds. Rickey Paulding chipped in with 10 points. The Deutsche Bank Skyliners Had a miserable shooting day from outside at 26%, but lived off their hot shooting third quarter. After a slow rebounding start, the team won the rebounding duel 36-30. We made some simple adjustments at halftime. We gave them too many easy shots inside and out in the first half. In the second half, we contested more of their shots. It became harder for them to rebound when they arent in position, added Dashaun Wood. Frankfurt did a good job sustaining only 11 turnovers, but it was their defense that got the five star treatment. Our defense intensity in the second half was our best feature tonight, added Jermaine Bucknor. Wood also noticed something very positive that he hopes will carry on until the end of the season. We got better as a team today. Our defense intensity was high. We got away from it the last 5-6 games. Even though we beat a team like MBC, we werent really where we wanted to be a team. We saw today what happens when we play well, warned Dashaun Wood. The Deutsche Bank Skyliners host Ratiopharm Ulm January 15th at 18:30.


Science City Jena Add Pierre Curtis - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Science City Jena have made a move by bringing in Pierre Curtis (191-G, agency: Strategic Sports, college: JMU). He comes aboard for Kevin Wysocki (198-F-87) whos contract was not extended. Curtis is a 23 year old 191 cm guard from Denver Colorado. He played at east/Charis Prep school where he averaged 22ppg. He played NCCA basketball at James Madison in Virginia from 2006-2010. His most successful season was his freshman year where he played 30 games: 11.4ppg, 2.4rpg, 3.7apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 42.6%, 3Pts: 26.7%, FT: 75.2%. In his freshman year, he played 27 games: 10.0ppg, 2.4rpg, 4.2apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 45.2%, 3Pts: 40.6%, FT: 79.8%. In his senior year, he played 33 games: 8.8ppg, 3.6rpg, 4.2apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 41.0%, 3PT: 32.3%, FT: 81.7%. Some awards that he has won have been HS runner-up for the state's Mr. Basketball award and a McDonald's All-America nominee and CAA All-Rookie Team -07.

Source: Science City Jena



Stats Leaders - 2.Bundesliga
Points Per Game
 Jevohn SHEPHERD
  Osnabrueck
  (196-F-86)
  Avg: 20.9
 1. Shepherd, Osnab.20.9 
 2. Johnson, Webmoebel20.6 
 3. Brooks, Kirchheim20.5 
 4. Roessler, Karlsruhe19.5 
 5. Gause, Freiburg19.1 
 6. Burnette, Osnab.18.7 
 7. Lewis, ETB Wohnbau18.7 
 8. Gray, Crailsheim18.6 
 9. Fuller, Crailsheim17.8 
 10. Watts, Dragons17.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marcus SMALLWOOD
  Kirchheim
  (198-F-82)
  Avg: 10.9
 1. Smallwood, Cuxha.10.9 
 2. Smallwood, Kirchheim9.6 
 3. Black, Karlsruhe9.2 
 4. Yearby, Cuxhaven8.9 
 5. Lewis, ETB Wohnbau8.5 
 6. Watts, Dragons8.3 
 7. Fuller, Crailsheim7.7 
 8. De Michael, Kirchheim7.7 
 9. Wohlfarth-B., Drago.7.6 
 10. Henry, Hannover7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Cedric BROOKS
  Kirchheim
  (185-G-80)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Brooks, Kirchheim6.1 
 2. Barth, Heidelberg5.3 
 3. Gray, Crailsheim5.3 
 4. Zazai, Chemnitz5.3 
 5. Jeka, Wuerzburg5.3 
 6. Johnson, Webmoebel5.1 
 7. Burnette, Osnab.4.5 
 8. Hamann, B.Muenchen4.3 
 9. Wallace, B.Mue.4.3 
 10. Larsen, Dragons4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Kejuan JOHNSON
  Webmoebel
  (193-G-85)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Johnson, Webmoebel3.4 
 2. Gause, Freiburg2.8 
 3. Johnson, Chemnitz2.6 
 4. Lewis, ETB Wohnbau2.4 
 5. Brooks, Kirchheim2.1 
 6. Gray, Crailsheim2.0 
 7. Mendez, Heidelberg2.0 
 8. Scott, Kirchheim1.9 
 9. Zazai, Chemnitz1.9 
 10. Burnette, Osnab.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Ethan SHAW
  Cuxhaven
  (203-F-83)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Shaw, Cuxhaven2.2 
 2. Williams, Karlsruhe2.1 
 3. Wohlfarth-B., Drago.2.1 
 4. Schoo, Heidelberg1.7 
 5. Yearby, Cuxhaven1.7 
 6. Smallwood, Kirchheim1.4 
 7. Fuller, Crailsheim1.3 
 8. Hansbro, Freiburg1.3 
 9. De Michael, Kirchheim1.3 
 10. Hill, Jena1.2 


Standings - 1. Bundesliga
1.Bundesliga Standings
 1. Brose Baskets 18-0 
 2. Dt.Bank SKY 13-5 
 3. ALBA 12-7 
 4. Art.Dragons 11-5 
 5. NY Phantoms 11-7 
 6. EWE Baskets 11-8 
 7. Bremerhaven 10-8 
 8. TBB Trier 10-9 
 9. Telekom Baskets 10-9 
 10. Goettingen 9-8 
 11. EnBW L'burg 8-10 
 12. ratiopharm 8-10 
 13. Phoenix Hagen 7-11 
 14. Walter Tigers 7-11 
 15. MBC 5-12 
 16. LTi 46ers 5-13 
 17. Bayreuth 4-14 
 18. Duesseldorf 2-15 


Standings - ProA
ProA Standings
 1. B.Muenchen 14-1 
 2. Wuerzburg 12-3 
 3. Kirchheim 10-5 
 4. Chemnitz 10-5 
 5. Osnabrueck 8-5 
 6. Braves 8-6 
 7. Crailsheim 7-7 
 8. Heidelberg 7-8 
 9. Hannover 7-8 
 10. Karlsruhe 7-8 
 11. Jena 6-8 
 12. Webmoebel 6-8 
 13. Dragons 5-10 
 14. ETB Wohnbau 4-11 
 15. Cuxhaven 3-12 
 16. Freiburg 3-12 


Standings - Pro B
ProB Standings
Group North
 1. Vechta 12-3 
 2. Stahnsdorf 12-3 
 3. Schwelm 11-4 
 4. Herten 10-4 
 5. Wulfen 7-7 
 6. Leipzig 7-8 
 7. ALBA Berlin II 7-8 
 8. Rist-Wedel 6-9 
 9. SU Medien 5-9 
 10. Bayer Giants 5-9 
 11. Wolfenbuettel 4-11 
 12. Bernau 2-13 
Group South
 1. Ehingen 14-1 
 2. Licher Baeren 11-3 
 3. NBC 11-4 
 4. Langen 10-5 
 5. Leitershofen 10-5 
 6. TSV Troester 6-8 
 7. BG Illertal 6-9 
 8. Gotha 6-9 
 9. Dt.Bank SKY II 4-10 
 10. Schwenningen 4-11 
 11. Giessen 3-11 
 12. Konstanz 3-12 


Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga
Points Per Game
 DaShaun WOOD
  Dt.Bank SKY
  (185-G-85)
  Avg: 17.6
 1. Wood, Dt.17.6 
 2. Martin, Bremerha.16.3 
 3. Peacock, LTi 46ers16.2 
 4. Rice, Art.Dragons15.8 
 5. Callahan, Bremerha.15.5 
 6. Bryant, ratiopharm15.0 
 7. Benzing, ratio.15.0 
 8. Campbell, Teleko.14.7 
 9. Harris, EnBW L.14.7 
 10. Bell, Phoenix Hagen14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 John BRYANT
  ratiopharm
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Bryant, ratiopharm10.8 
 2. Ensminger, Teleko.8.1 
 3. Reiner, Bayreuth8.0 
 4. Stevic, EWE B.7.7 
 5. Watts, Walter T.7.6 
 6. Ovcina, LTi 46ers7.4 
 7. Martin, Bremerha.7.2 
 8. Evtimov, MBC7.0 
 9. Peacock, LTi 46ers6.9 
 10. Pleiss, Brose B.6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Branislav RATKOVICA
  Walter Tigers
  (193-G-85)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Ratkovica, Walter T.7.6 
 2. Wood, Dt.5.1 
 3. Rice, Art.Dragons4.6 
 4. Gamqrelidze, LTi 4.4 
 5. McElroy, AL.4.4 
 6. Jordan, MBC4.4 
 7. Joyce, TBB Trier4.4 
 8. Green, EnBW L.4.2 
 9. Goldsberry, Brose B.4.2 
 10. Campbell, EWE B.4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin HAMILTON
  NY Phantoms
  (193-G-84)
  Avg: 2
 1. Hamilton, NY Phant.2.0 
 2. Burtschi, Phoenix .1.8 
 3. Martin, Bremerha.1.8 
 4. Dorris, Phoenix .1.6 
 5. Wise, Telekom .1.5 
 6. Pryor, Phoenix .1.4 
 7. Stevic, EWE B.1.4 
 8. Trice, ratiopharm1.4 
 9. Bailey, Art.Dragons1.4 
 10. Campbell, Teleko.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Ekene IBEKWE
  Ironi Ashkelon
  (206-F-85)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Ibekwe, Art.Drag.2.4 
 2. Pleiss, Brose B.1.9 
 3. Buechert, Phoenix .1.5 
 4. Bryant, ratiopharm1.2 
 5. Goree, NY Phantoms1.2 
 6. Boumtje, Art.Drag.1.2 
 7. Scott, Goettingen1.1 
 8. Brempong, Duesseld.1.1 
 9. Hines, Brose B.1.0 
 10. Femerling, ALBA0.9 


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Stats Leaders - A1
Points Per Game
 Milton PALACIO
  Kavala
  (190-G-78)
  Avg: 17.7
 1. Palacio, Kavala17.7 
 2. Marshall, PAOK17.5 
 3. Baxter, Ilysiakos17.5 
 4. Kiritsis, Ilysiakos15.7 
 5. Tucker, Aris15.4 
 6. Byars, Panellinios15.2 
 7. Dikoudis, AEK15.1 
 8. Grundy, AEK14.5 
 9. Tapoutos, Aris14.1 
 10. Everett, Iraklis13.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Steven SMITH
  Panellinios
  (203-F-83)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Smith, Panellinios10.3 
 2. Simmons, Kavala9.5 
 3. Thompson, Ikaros8.6 
 4. Looby, Peristeri GS8.6 
 5. Bagaric, Marousi8.2 
 6. Tucker, Aris7.9 
 7. Kalathis, VAP K.7.7 
 8. Papadopoulos, PAOK7.5 
 9. Jazvin, Iraklis7.0 
 10. Kommatos, Marousi6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Vassilis SPANOULIS
  Olympiakos
  (193-G-82)
  Avg: 6
 1. Spanoulis, Olympiakos6.0 
 2. Jordan, VAP K.5.2 
 3. Thompson, Ilysi.5.0 
 4. Everett, Iraklis4.4 
 5. Teodosic, Olympiakos4.3 
 6. Palacio, Kavala4.2 
 7. Papamakarios, Panell.3.8 
 8. Diamantidis, Panath.3.8 
 9. Kojadinovic, Marousi3.4 
 10. Calathes, Panathin.3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Rawle MARSHALL
  PAOK
  (201-G-82)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Marshall, PAOK2.6 
 2. Everett, Iraklis2.4 
 3. Papaloukas, Olymp.2.0 
 4. Grundy, AEK1.9 
 5. Xanthopoulos, Panell.1.9 
 6. Carroll, Ikaros1.8 
 7. Baxter, Ilysiakos1.8 
 8. Jamon Lukas, Olymp.1.8 
 9. Kojadinovic, Marousi1.8 
 10. McLeod, Panionios1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Dalibor BAGARIC
  Marousi
  (217-C-80)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Bagaric, Marousi2.6 
 2. Simmons, Kavala2.4 
 3. Elonu, Panionios1.4 
 4. Thompson, Ikaros1.2 
 5. Looby, Peristeri GS0.9 
 6. Vougioukas, Panath.0.8 
 7. Dunston, Aris0.8 
 8. Mavrokefalid., Olympi.0.8 
 9. Papadopoulos, PAOK0.7 
 10. Nielsen, Olympiakos0.7 


Stats Leaders - A2
Points Per Game
 Nikos KAKLAMANOS
  Panelefsiniakos
  (189-G-81)
  Avg: 18.1
 1. Kaklamanos, Panele.18.1 
 2. Argyropoylos, Apollo.18.0 
 3. Kakiouzis, Lavrio17.2 
 4. Koupidis, Near East17.1 
 5. Gizogiannis, AEK/A.16.7 
 6. Rallis, Ermis Lagkada16.3 
 7. Michalos, Pagrati16.2 
 8. Vardavas, Amynta.15.8 
 9. Sizopoulos, Panery.15.3 
 10. Vasilopoulos, Pagrati15.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ivan KARTELO
  AEK/Argous
  (208-C-79)
  Avg: 9
 1. Kartelo, AE.9.0 
 2. Macheras, Pagrati8.4 
 3. Amato, Near East8.4 
 4. Koutroulias, Olimp.7.9 
 5. Latovic, AGOR7.7 
 6. Kosanovic, Koroivos7.4 
 7. Jovanovic, KAOD7.4 
 8. Pantelic, Apollo.7.2 
 9. Karavanas, Panery.7.1 
 10. Anagnostopou., Ermis L.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Thomas NIKOU
  Panelefsiniakos
  (185-G-79)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Nikou, Panelefs.4.8 
 2. Kiriakopoulo., AGOR4.6 
 3. Kaberidis, Ikaroi S.4.3 
 4. Rallis, Ermis Lagkada4.1 
 5. Katsares, KAOD4.1 
 6. Argyropoylos, Apollo.4.0 
 7. Sourlis, KAOD3.9 
 8. Zoupas, Amyntas .3.9 
 9. Karvounis, Lavrio3.7 
 10. Koukas, Ikaroi S.3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Nikos MAKRIS
  Olimpiada
  (188-G-79)
  Avg: 2
 1. Makris, Olimpiada2.0 
 2. Zoupas, Amyntas .1.8 
 3. Sourlis, KAOD1.7 
 4. Michalos, Pagrati1.6 
 5. Giannakopoul., Lavrio1.6 
 6. Vukantinov, KAOD1.6 
 7. Psathas, Apollon .1.5 
 8. Koumoulos, AGOR1.4 
 9. Pettas, Koroivos1.4 
 10. Sinnis, Lavrio1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Ivan KARTELO
  AEK/Argous
  (208-C-79)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Kartelo, AE.2.2 
 2. Pantelic, Apollo.2.1 
 3. Jovanovic, KAOD1.6 
 4. Psathas, Apollon .1.0 
 5. Karavanas, Panery.0.9 
 6. Kasabalis, AE.0.9 
 7. Katiakos, Arkadikos0.8 
 8. Latovic, AGOR0.8 
 9. Amato, Near East0.7 
 10. Mprozos, Arkadikos0.7 


Standings - A2
A2 Standings
 1. KAOD 8-1 
 2. AGOR 7-3 
 3. Panelefsiniakos 6-3 
 4. Lavrio 6-3 
 5. Arkadikos 6-3 
 6. Ikaroi Serron 5-4 
 7. Olimpiada 4-5 
 8. Apollon Patras 4-5 
 9. Ermis Lagkada 4-5 
 10. Pagrati 4-5 
 11. AEK/Argous 4-5 
 12. Periko/Arhelaos 4-6 
 13. Amyntas Dafnis 3-6 
 14. Near East 3-6 
 15. Koroivos 3-6 
 16. Panerythraikos 2-7 


Standings - A1
A1 Standings
 1. Olympiakos 11-0 
 2. Panathinaikos 11-0 
 3. Aris 7-4 
 4. Kavala 6-5 
 5. PAOK 6-5 
 6. Marousi 6-5 
 7. VAP Kolossos 6-5 
 8. Peristeri GS 5-6 
 9. Ikaros 5-6 
 10. AEK 4-7 
 11. Panionios 4-7 
 12. Panellinios 3-8 
 13. Iraklis 2-9 
 14. Ilysiakos 1-10 


A2: Outcome of the 9th week - by Chris Mammides
After nine weeks it seems that the Dramas team of KAOD is probably the strongest and most solid team of the league, probably the number one (with the todays facts and figures) favorite team for the promotion to A1 next season. Other than that we also have some surprises as the strong team of Coach Serelis, Lavrio is also heading from one success to another and if the guys in Lavrio with Kakiousis as a leading figure, continue like that then who knows.. Rethymno continue this week with another victory this time quite difficult over Pierikos while Panelefsiniakos face no problem against Koroivos.
The results and the top scorers were as follows:

AGOR - Pierikos Arhelaos 79-72
The home team went in the game very strong and already in the first quarter create a deficit of 17 points with Damir Latovic (204-C-80) being in a great shape, the same was also in the second quarter were the players of Head Coach Koufos increase the difference from the opponents to as many as 23 points to close the gap a bit by the end of half time to 19 (41-22), after the first five minutes of the second half the players of Head Coach Galanis took it personally and with the Latvian Jeromanovs started to cut the deficit, by the end they cut it to as little as 5 points but couldnt do more as Tsohlas and Grundberg kept the deficit.
Quarters: 29-12, 41-22, 63-47 and 79-72.
Rethymno: Tsohlas 15, Damir Latovic 22, Koumoulos 10
Pierikos Arhelaos: Edgard Jeromanovs (186-G-86) 18, Nanis 13, Papachristos 14

KAOD - Apollon Patras 72-52
There are not many words to say for the specific game, the two teams have different power and their players have different prospective, so the players of head Coach Takianos even though they have taken by surprise the first 12 minutes, and Djordje Pantelic (204-F-84) (mainly) tried for the visiting site of Coach Vetoulas, after that a continuous monologue from the Dramas players finished the game quite early as the deficit went up to 23 points at the beginning of the third quarter.
Quarters: 17-20, 36-26, 56-38, 72-52.
KAOD: Vukadinov 12, Margaritis 10, Houmas 13, Ljubo Jovanovic (206-C-87) 15
Apollon Patras: Djordje Pantelic 12

Panelefsiniakos - Koroivos 84-71
It is obvious after nine weeks that the team of Coach Nipergialis has big problems with the visiting games and it loses at least 50% of their power when playing outside of Amaliada. So Coach Skarafigas team faces no problem and took the initiatives from the very beginning by increasing the deficit each quarter. Alexandros Sigounas (200-F-88
) did a very good game for the Elefsina team
Quarters: 25-18, 46-25, 67-49, 84-71.
Panelefsiniakos: Nikou 13, Bartzos 12, Tirlas 13 and Alexandros Sigounas 22
Koroivos: Pettas 17 and Tasos Dimitriadis (201-C-82) 19.

Arkadikos - Amyntas Dafnis 80-74
A derby took place in Arcadia for 25 minutes, when Vardavas got tired and stopped scoring then Papadakis and Brozos took over and help Coach Smyrniotis team to succeed a relatively easy win even though at the end Samothrakis and Pagonis tried to change it, it was too late for the visitors. A very good and solid game from Papadakis
Quarters: 22-26, 39-36, 61-48, 80-74.
Arkadikos: Papadakis 19, Gizogiannis 12, Brozos 16, Katiakos 11
Amyntas: Vardavas 22, Vidalis 10, Samothrakis 15, Pagonis 13.

Panerythraikos - Pagrati 78-80
The first road win of the week took place in Erythrea where the unsteady team of Coach Houhoulis lost another game which could have been won. Coach Liogas team went into the court with an offensive scheme from the early game and with the three pointers from Fotis Vasilopoulos (187-G-86) who succeeded five out of eight and with Vardianos as a partner killed the home team.
Quarters: 24-19, 43-39, 59-64, 78-80.
Panerythraikos: Sizopoulos 16, Giorgos Charalabakis (201-F-75) 24, Kalianiotis 10
Pagrati: Fotis Vasilopoulos 23, Vardianos 14, Mihalos 13, Mahairas 11


Ermis Lagkada - Lavrio 65-83
A great road win for Sereliss Lavrio who thrashed the punished and no home fans team of Coach Aggelis. The ex player of Lavrio Darko Darko Rallis (180-G-78) tried the utmost for his current team but he was all alone, Giannis Kakiouzis (205-F-78) and Psileas scored 44 points and dashed down 11 rebounds while the veteran Karvounis scored only six points but gave 9 assists and is currently the fourth leading player in the assists. Another great game from the experienced forward Giannis Giannis Kakiouzis who seems to find his old self from the previous seasons, as he climbs at the first spot of the top scorers currently scored 155 points in 9 games an average of 17.22ppg. In the top 20 scoring figures we can find another two players of Lavrio, Giannakopoulos with 132 points an average of 14.67ppg and Psileas with 120 points and an average of 13.33ppg.
Quarters: 16-20, 37-40, 53-64, 65-83
Ermis: Darko Rallis 14, Anagnostopoulos 13, Panagiotopoulos 11
Lavrio: Giannis Kakiouzis 26, Psileas 18, Pashalis 11, and Giannakopoulos 10.

Olympiada Patras - Near East 72-65
At last a victory for Coach Kalatzis team! Kostas Tsotsos (205-F/C-83) and Veskoukis scored more than 60% of the points of their team who took the lead from the beginning but by the end of the first half last it! And regain the initiatives just before the end of the game. Great game fromt eh veteran Fragiskos Amato (205-F/C-78) for Near East who was all alone in this road defeat for his team.
Quarters: 24-15, 43-39, 56-54, 72-65.
Olympiada: Kostas Tsotsos 24, Veskoukis 22 and Makris 11
Near East: Fragiskos Amato 27

AEK Argous - Ikaroi Serron 75-71
A great derby took place in Argos where the home team mainly due to Gizogiannis and Papantoniou beat the Serres team who had Symeonidis giving his best self.
Quarters: 14-16, 32-28, 49-43, 75-71
AEK: Papantoniou 20, Alexis Raptis (200-F-81) 17 and Gizogiannis 13
Ikarois Serron: Koukas 15, Filipp Simeonidis (204-F-80) 20 and Kakaroudis 12




A2 Round 9: No surprise as #1 KAOD defeats Apollon Patras - by Eurobasket News
A2 top team - KAOD (8-1) had no problems winning another game on Saturday. This time they crushed seventh ranked Apollon Patras (4-5) in Dramas 72-52. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Apollon Patras. The hosts trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 10-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 72-52. KAOD dominated on the defensive end, holding Apollon Patras to just 6 points in second quarter. Montenegrin center Ljubo Jovanovic (206-87) stepped up and scored 15 points and 5 rebounds for the winners and Serbian guard Ivan Vukantinov (193-81) chipped in 12 points. The best for the losing side was Serbian forward Djordje Pantelic (204-84) with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds. Apollon Patras' coach Nikos Vetoulas rotated twelve players seeing no chance for a win. KAOD have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. They maintain first place with 8-1 record. Newly promoted Apollon Patras keeps the seventh position with five games lost. They share it with 4 other teams. KAOD are looking forward to face Ermis Lagkada (#9) in Lagadas in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Apollon Patras will play at home against the league's second-placed AGOR in Rethymno and is hoping to prove to their supporters that the loss was just an accident.
A very close game took place in New Eritrea between Pagrati and Panerythraikos. Twelfth ranked Pagrati (4-5) got a very close victory on the road over 16th ranked Panerythraikos (2-7). Pagrati managed to escape with a 2-point win 80-78 on Saturday evening. Guard Fotis Vasilopoulos (187-86) nailed 23 points and 5 rebounds for the winning side and Thodoris Vardianos accounted for 14 points and 8 rebounds. Forward Giorgos Charalabakis (201-75) came up with 24 points and 6 rebounds (went 9 for 9 at the free throw line !!!) for Panerythraikos in the defeat. Panerythraikos' coach Dimitris Houhoulis tested ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Pagrati moved-up to seventh place, which they share with 4 other teams. Panerythraikos lost their fourth game in a row. Newly promoted team stay at the bottom position with seven games lost. Pagrati will play against AEK/Argous (#11) at home in the next round. Panerythraikos will play against Amyntas Dafnis (#13) in Athens and hopes to get back on the winning track.
An interesting game took place in Argous where 4th placed Ikaroi Serron (5-4) was upset on the court of thirteenth ranked AEK/Argous (4-5) 75-71 on Saturday. The best player for the winners was Alexis Raptis who scored 17 points and 5 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was Filipp Simeonidis who recorded 20 points and 8 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). Ikaroi Serron's coach Lefteris Hatzikiriakidis let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. The victory was the third consecutive win for AEK/Argous. They moved-up to seventh place, which they share with 4 other teams. Ikaroi Serron at the other side dropped to the sixth position with four games lost. AEK/Argous will meet Pagrati (#10) in the next round. Ikaroi Serron will play against Panelefsiniakos (#3) in Eleusina and hope to secure a win.

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 9: Koroivos lost to Panelefsiniakos on the opponent's court 71-84. Olimpiada managed to outperform Near East in a home game 72-65. Periko/Arhelaos recorded a loss to AGOR on the road 79-72. Ermis Lagkada was defeated by Lavrio on its own court 65-83. Amyntas Dafnis was beaten by Arkadikos in Arkadia 80-74.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 27 points and 14 rebounds by Fragiskos Amato of Near East.



AEK/Argous - Ikaroi Serron 75-71

An interesting game took place in Argous where 4th placed Ikaroi Serron (5-4) was upset on the court of thirteenth ranked AEK/Argous (4-5) 75-71 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 4-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 75-71. The best player for the winners was forward Alexis Raptis (200-81) who scored 17 points and 5 rebounds. Guard Dimitris Papantoniou (190-83) chipped in 20 points. At the other side the best for losing team was forward Filipp Simeonidis (204-80, agency: Court Side) who recorded 20 points and 8 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) and guard Giorgos Koukas (180-85, agency: FCM) added 15 points and 5 assists respectively. Ikaroi Serron's coach Lefteris Hatzikiriakidis let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. The victory was the third consecutive win for AEK/Argous. They moved-up to seventh place, which they share with 4 other teams. Ikaroi Serron at the other side dropped to the sixth position with four games lost. AEK/Argous will meet Pagrati (#10) in the next round. Ikaroi Serron will play against Panelefsiniakos (#3) in Eleusina and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
AEK/Argous: D.Papantoniou 20+1reb+2ast, A.Raptis 17+5reb+3ast, A.Gizogiannis 13+2reb, D.Lewis 9+6reb+1ast, I.Kartelo 7+11reb+3ast, G.Lappas 5+1reb+2ast
Ikaroi Serron: F.Simeonidis 20+8reb, G.Koukas 15+1reb+5ast, K.Kakaroudis 12+4reb+1ast, S.Kaberidis 7+5reb+1ast, K.Pehlivanis 6+2reb+1ast, K.Totsios 5+4reb+4ast
gschID: 98780


Panelefsiniakos - Koroivos 84-71

Very expected game in Eleusina where 15th ranked Koroivos (3-6) was defeated by third ranked Panelefsiniakos (6-3) 84-71 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Panelefsiniakos. Koroivos managed to win third quarter 24-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Koroivos to just 7 points in second quarter. The best player for the winners was forward Alexandros Sigounas (200-88, agency: FCM) who scored 22 points. Guard Thomas Nikou (185-79) chipped in 13 points and 5 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was guard Nikos Pettas (195-81) who recorded 17 points and 9 rebounds and center Tasos Dimitriadis (201-82) added 19 points and 4 steals respectively. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Newly promoted Panelefsiniakos maintains third place with 6-3 record having just two points less than leader KAOD, which they share with Arkadikos and Lavrio. Koroivos at the other side, also newcomer in the league, dropped to the thirteenth position with six games lost. They share it with Amyntas Dafnis and Near East. Panelefsiniakos will meet Ikaroi Serron (#6) in the next round. Koroivos will play against Olimpiada (#7) in Patras and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Panelefsiniakos: A.Sigounas 22+4reb, T.Nikou 13+4reb+5ast, G.Tirlas 13+3reb+2ast, P.Martzos 12, S.Manavopoulos 8+5reb+1ast, V.Balafas 7+5reb+3ast
Koroivos: T.Dimitriadis 19+3reb+3ast, N.Pettas 17+9reb+1ast, P.Kosanovic 8+7reb+2ast, D.Apostolopoulos 8+1reb+2ast, D.Athanasiadis 8+3reb+1ast, T.Ifantis 6+3reb
gschID: 98781


Olimpiada - Near East 72-65

Everything could happen in Patras at the game between two tied teams. Both eleventh ranked Olimpiada and 14th ranked Near East had identical 3-5 record. This time Olimpiada used a home court advantage and defeated the opponent from Kesariani 72-65 on Saturday night. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 24-15. But Near East won second period 24-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Olimpiada won last quarter 16-11. The best player for the winners was power forward Kostas Tsotsos (205-83) who scored 24 points and 6 rebounds. Guard Sakis Veskoukis (195-80) chipped in 22 points and 6 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was power forward Fragiskos Amato (205-78, agency: FCM) who recorded a double-double by scoring 27 points and 14 rebounds (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field) and the former international guard Filippos Moschovitis (190-78) added 9 points respectively. Olimpiada (4-5) moved-up to seventh place, which they share with 4 other teams. Loser Near East dropped to the thirteenth position with six games lost. They share it with Amyntas Dafnis and Koroivos. Olimpiada will meet Koroivos (#15) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Near East will play against Lavrio and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Olimpiada: K.Tsotsos 24+6reb+2ast, S.Veskoukis 22+6reb+2ast, N.Makris 11+2reb+8ast, M.Sakota 6+3reb, D.Makris 5+3reb, A.Koutroulias 4+12reb+1ast
Near East: F.Amato 27+14reb+1ast, F.Moschovitis 9+3reb+1ast, T.Koupidis 8+2reb+2ast, E.Tomaras 7+1reb+1ast, A.Pappas 6+3reb+2ast, N.Tsoutsos 4+3reb
gschID: 98782


AGOR - Periko/Arhelaos 79-72

Not a big story in a game in Rethymno where 7th ranked Periko/Arhelaos (4-6) was defeated by fifth ranked AGOR (7-3) 79-72 on Sunday. Periko/Arhelaos trailed by 15 points after 3 quarters before a 25-17 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 72-79 at the end of the game. AGOR forced 21 Periko/Arhelaos turnovers. The best player for the winners was Serbian center Damir Latovic (204-80) who had a double-double by scoring 22 points and 10 rebounds. Guard Apollona Tsochlas (187-83) chipped in 15 points. AGOR's coach Stergios Koufos used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was forward Giannis Papachristos (194-80) who recorded 14 points and 9 rebounds and Latvian guard Edgard Jeromanovs (186-86) added 18 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) respectively. AGOR moved-up to second place. Periko/Arhelaos lost their fourth game in a row. Newly promoted team dropped to the twelfth position with six games lost. AGOR will meet Apollon Patras (#8) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Periko/Arhelaos will play against Arkadikos (#5) in Arkadia and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
AGOR: D.Latovic 22+10reb+3ast, A.Tsochlas 15+3reb+2ast, G.Koumoulos 10+3reb+5ast, S.Grundberg 9+1reb+1ast, G.Kiriakopoulos 9+2reb+4ast, S.Magounis 6+3reb+1ast
Periko/Arhelaos: E.Jeromanovs 18+2reb+3ast, G.Papachristos 14+9reb+2ast, P.Nanis 13+4reb, U.Igbavboa 8+8reb+2ast, G.Rodostoglou 8+2reb+3ast, G.Maltesios 7+2reb+2ast
gschID: 98777


KAOD - Apollon Patras 72-52

A2 top team - KAOD (8-1) had no problems winning another game on Saturday. This time they crushed seventh ranked Apollon Patras (4-5) in Dramas 72-52. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Apollon Patras. The hosts trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 10-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 72-52. KAOD dominated on the defensive end, holding Apollon Patras to just 6 points in second quarter. Montenegrin center Ljubo Jovanovic (206-87) stepped up and scored 15 points and 5 rebounds for the winners and Serbian guard Ivan Vukantinov (193-81) chipped in 12 points. Four KAOD players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was Serbian forward Djordje Pantelic (204-84) with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds and guard Giannis Lianos (194-88) scored 5 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Apollon Patras' coach Nikos Vetoulas rotated twelve players seeing no chance for a win. KAOD have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. They maintain first place with 8-1 record. Newly promoted Apollon Patras keeps the seventh position with five games lost. They share it with 4 other teams. KAOD are looking forward to face Ermis Lagkada (#9) in Lagadas in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Apollon Patras will play at home against the league's second-placed AGOR in Rethymno and is hoping to prove to their supporters that the loss was just an accident.
Top scorers:
KAOD: L.Jovanovic 15+5reb+1ast, C.Houmas 13+1reb+1ast, I.Vukantinov 12+4reb+2ast, V.Margaritis 10+3reb+1ast, A.Tsamatos 6+2reb, V.Kitsoulis 6+3reb+1ast
Apollon Patras: D.Pantelic 12+11reb+1ast, G.Psathas 10+2reb, V.Kaperonis 8+2reb+6ast, G.Petropoulos 6, G.Lianos 5+8reb+4ast, Z.Milovic 4+1reb
gschID: 98778


Ermis Lagkada - Lavrio 65-83

Everything went according to plan in Lagadas where fifth ranked Lavrio (6-3) beat 9th ranked Ermis Lagkada (4-5) 83-65 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Lavrio. Ermis Lagkada managed to win second period 21-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Lavrio dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Ermis Lagkada's 42. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. The best player for the winners was forward Giannis Kakiouzis (205-78) who scored 26 points and 6 rebounds. Forward Nikos Psileas (200-80) chipped in 18 points. Four Lavrio players scored in double figures. Lavrio's coach Christos Serellis used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was naturalized German guard Darko Rallis (180-78) who recorded 14 points and 6 assists and forward Stratos Nisiotis (203-78) added 9 points and 7 rebounds respectively. Lavrio moved-up to third place, which they share with Panelefsiniakos and Arkadikos. Ermis Lagkada lost their fourth game in a row. They dropped to the seventh position with five games lost. They share it with 4 other teams. Lavrio will meet Near East (#14) in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Ermis Lagkada will play against the league's leader KAOD (#1) in Dramas and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Lavrio: G.Kakiouzis 26+6reb+3ast, N.Psileas 18+4reb+2ast, K.Paschalis 11+8reb, S.Giannakopoulos 10+4reb+3ast, P.Karvounis 6+3reb+9ast, G.Bakas 6+4reb+1ast
Ermis Lagkada: D.Rallis 14+4reb+6ast, G.Anagnostopoulos 13+2reb, A.Panagiotopoulos 11+1reb+1ast, S.Nisiotis 9+7reb+1ast, N.Papakonstantinou 9+4reb+1ast, N.Gamouras 6+7reb+1ast
gschID: 98779


Panerythraikos - Pagrati 78-80

A very close game took place in New Eritrea between Pagrati and Panerythraikos. Twelfth ranked Pagrati (4-5) got a very close victory on the road over 16th ranked Panerythraikos (2-7). Pagrati managed to escape with a 2-point win 80-78 on Saturday evening. Panerythraikos was ahead by 4 points at the halftime before a 25-16 third quarter run of Pagrati. They shot 60.4 percent from the field. It was a great shooting night for Pagrati especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.9 percentage. Guard Fotis Vasilopoulos (187-86) nailed 23 points and 5 rebounds for the winning side and guard Thodoris Vardianos (193-78) accounted for 14 points and 8 rebounds. Four Pagrati players scored in double figures. Forward Giorgos Charalabakis (201-75) came up with 24 points and 6 rebounds (went 9 for 9 at the free throw line !!!) and Cypriot guard Andreas Sizopoulos (189-83) added 16 points and 6 rebounds respectively for Panerythraikos in the defeat. Panerythraikos' coach Dimitris Houhoulis tested ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Pagrati moved-up to seventh place, which they share with 4 other teams. Panerythraikos lost their fourth game in a row. Newly promoted team stay at the bottom position with seven games lost. Pagrati will play against AEK/Argous (#11) at home in the next round. Panerythraikos will play against Amyntas Dafnis (#13) in Athens and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Pagrati: F.Vasilopoulos 23+5reb+3ast, T.Vardianos 14+8reb, N.Michalos 13+3reb+2ast, K.Macheras 11+6reb+1ast, C.Karavolas 9+3reb, S.Tzougarakis 6+3reb
Panerythraikos: G.Charalabakis 24+6reb+1ast, A.Sizopoulos 16+6reb+1ast, T.Kallianotis 10+6reb, N.Pritsos 9+4reb+2ast, P.Karavanas 9+3reb, M.Laksa 8+1reb
gschID: 98775


Arkadikos - Amyntas Dafnis 80-74

There was no surprise in Arkadia where 10th ranked Amyntas Dafnis (3-6) was defeated by sixth ranked Arkadikos (6-3) 80-74 on Saturday. However just six-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. The hosts trailed by 4 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 3-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 80-74. The best player for the winners was guard Miron Papadakis (183-88) who scored 19 points (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). Giorgos Mprozos chipped in 16 points and 8 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was guard Kostas Vardavas (193-81) who recorded a double-double by scoring 22 points and 11 rebounds and swingman Fedonas Pagonis (197-85) added 13 points and 5 rebounds respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The victory was the third consecutive win for Arkadikos. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Panelefsiniakos and Lavrio. Loser Amyntas Dafnis dropped to the thirteenth position with six games lost. They share it with Near East and Koroivos. Arkadikos will meet Periko/Arhelaos (#12) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Amyntas Dafnis will play against Panerythraikos in New Eritrea and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Arkadikos: M.Papadakis 19+4reb+2ast, G.Mprozos 16+8reb, S.Gizogiannis 12+6reb+1ast, D.Katiakos 11+4reb+2ast, V.Morfis 7+1reb+2ast, G.Prodromou 5
Amyntas Dafnis: K.Vardavas 22+11reb+2ast, B.Samothrakis 15+1reb+2ast, F.Pagonis 13+5reb+1ast, C.Vidalis 10+4reb+5ast, P.Papargiropoulos 5+5reb, K.Boutros 5+2reb
gschID: 98776




A1 Round 11: Olympiakos beat Kavala in the most crucial game of the week - by Eurobasket News
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Athens. Leader Olympiakos faced 3rd placed Kavala. Host Olympiakos (11-0) smashed guests from Kavala (6-5) 81-60. The game was mostly controlled by Olympiakos. Kavala managed to win third quarter 21-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 25-of-31 free shots (80.6 percent) during the game. Olympiakos forced 21 Kavala turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists comparing to just 8 passes made by Kavala's players. 25 personal fouls committed by Kavala helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was international center Ioannis Bourousis (212-83, agency: FCM) who scored 19 points and 8 rebounds. The former international guard Thodoros Papaloukas (200-77, agency: FCM) chipped in 9 points and 4 steals. Serbian forward Branko Jorovic (205-81, agency: Beo Basket) produced 18 points for the guests. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Undefeated Olympiakos have an impressive series of eleven victories in a row. They maintain first place with 11-0 record, which they share with Panathinaikos. Kavala at the other side dropped to the fourth position with five games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Olympiakos' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Athens to the arena Panathinaikos.
The game in Thessaloniki was quite interesting. 6th ranked Peristeri GS (5-6) played at the court of seventh ranked PAOK (6-5). PAOK managed to secure a 9-point victory 69-60. American-Guyanese guard Rawle Marshall (201-82, college: Oakland) orchestrated the victory by scoring 17 points. Lazaros Papadopoulos contributed with 13 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. American forward Ernest Scott (201-82, college: Valdosta St., agency: Impact Basketball) answered with 14 points and 6 rebounds for Peristeri GS. Peristeri GS's coach Argiris Pedoulakis rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. PAOK moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Peristeri GS lost their third game in a row. They dropped to the eighth position with six games lost. They share it with Ikaros. PAOK will play against VAP Kolossos (#7) in Rodou in the next round. Peristeri GS's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Athens Ilysiakos.
We should mention about the upset which took place in Athens, where 4th placed VAP Kolossos (6-5) lost to thirteenth ranked Panellinios (3-8) in a road game 58-71 on Saturday. It was a great evening for Steven Smith who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 14 rebounds. Jared Jordan responded with 13 points. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Panellinios moved-up to twelfth place. Loser VAP Kolossos keeps the fourth position with five games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Panellinios will meet higher ranked Kavala (#4) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. VAP Kolossos will play against PAOK in Thessaloniki and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Kalitheas. Local Ikaros (5-6) was outscored by leader Panathinaikos (11-0) 91-62. It was a quality performance for Stratos Perperoglou who led the winners and scored 17 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. The victory was the eleventh consecutive win for Panathinaikos. Defending champion keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Olympiakos. Newly promoted Ikaros dropped to the eighth place with six games lost. Panathinaikos' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Athens Olympiakos.

Other games of round 11 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Iraklis was defeated by Panionios in Athens 94-76. AEK was beaten by Aris at home 65-74. Bottom-ranked Ilysiakos lost to Marousi on the opponent's court 75-80.
The best stats of 11th round was 28 points and 12 rebounds by P.J. Tucker of Aris.



PAOK - Peristeri GS 69-60

The game in Thessaloniki was quite interesting. 6th ranked Peristeri GS (5-6) played at the court of seventh ranked PAOK (6-5). PAOK managed to secure a 9-point victory 69-60. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Peristeri GS won third quarter 22-15. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American-Guyanese guard Rawle Marshall (201-82, college: Oakland) orchestrated the victory by scoring 17 points. The former international center Lazaros Papadopoulos (210-80, agency: INVICTUS Sports Group) contributed with 13 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Four PAOK players scored in double figures. American forward Ernest Scott (201-82, college: Valdosta St., agency: Impact Basketball) answered with 14 points and 6 rebounds and the other American import guard Michael King (193-78, college: George Washington, agency: Strategic Sports) added 12 points in the effort for Peristeri GS. Peristeri GS's coach Argiris Pedoulakis rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. PAOK moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Peristeri GS lost their third game in a row. They dropped to the eighth position with six games lost. They share it with Ikaros. PAOK will play against VAP Kolossos (#7) in Rodou in the next round. Peristeri GS's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Athens Ilysiakos.
Top scorers:
Peristeri GS: E.Scott 14+6reb, M.King 12+4reb+2ast, J.Sensley 11+4reb+1ast, G.Tsiakos 8+4reb+5ast, A.Mantzaris 6, E.Mantzaris 3+4reb+4ast
PAOK: R.Marshall 17+4reb+2ast, L.Papadopoulos 13+6reb+2ast, T.Gechevski 12+6reb, J.Gray 11+2reb+3ast, G.Dedas 7+5reb+2ast, R.Dozier 4+1reb+1ast
gschID: 103793


Panionios - Iraklis 94-76

There was no surprise in Athens where 13th ranked Iraklis (2-9) was defeated by eleventh ranked Panionios (4-7) 94-76. The game was mostly controlled by Panionios. Iraklis managed to win fourth quarter 24-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was an exceptional evening for Serbian guard Milos Vujanic (192-80) who led the winners and scored 26 points. The former international forward Nikos Barlos (202-79) accounted for 17 points and 7 rebounds for the winning side. American guard Matt Bouldin (196-88, college: Gonzaga) came up with 19 points and Bosnian center Ermin Jazvin (210-80, agency: Lanshire Group) added 10 points and 11 rebounds respectively for Iraklis in the defeat. Five Panionios and four Iraklis players scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Panionios moved-up to tenth place, which they share with AEK. Iraklis lost their eighth game in a row. Newly promoted team keeps the thirteenth position with nine games lost. Panionios' next round opponent will be higher ranked Aris (#3) in Thessaloniki and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Iraklis will play at home against Ikaros (#9) in Kalitheas.
Top scorers:
Iraklis: M.Bouldin 19+4reb+1ast, V.Petrovic-Stergiou 14+3reb+3ast, E.Jazvin 10+11reb+1ast, N.Papanikolopoulos 10+2reb, S.Iliadis 10+1reb, F.Lambropoulos 9+2reb+1ast
Panionios: M.Vujanic 26+2reb+3ast, N.Barlos 17+7reb+2ast, G.Tsiaras 13+3reb+1ast, G.Athanasoulas 10+4reb+3ast, C.Elonu 10+3reb+1ast, H.Giannopoulos 6+3reb
gschID: 103787


AEK - Aris 65-74

No shocking result in a game in Athens where fifth ranked Aris (7-4) defeated 10th ranked AEK (4-7) 74-65. AEK was ahead by 3 points at the halftime before a 44-32 second half run of Aris. It was an exceptional evening for American forward P.J. Tucker (198-85, college: Texas) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 12 rebounds. His fellow American import guard Pierre Pierce (193-83, college: Iowa, agency: Lanshire Group) accounted for 12 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists for the winning side. The former international power forward Dimos Dikoudis (207-77) came up with 17 points and 7 rebounds and naturalized Cypriot forward Prodromos Nikolaidis (201-78) added 15 points respectively for AEK in the defeat. The victory was the third consecutive win for Aris. They moved-up to third place. AEK at the other side keeps the tenth position with seven games lost. Aris' next round opponent will be Panionios (#11) in Athens and are hoping to win another game. AEK will play at home against Marousi.
Top scorers:
AEK: D.Dikoudis 17+7reb+1ast, L.Mack 16+4reb+1ast, P.Nikolaidis 15+4reb+3ast, R.Mels 6+1reb, 5+2reb, T.Castle 2+2reb+2ast
Aris: P.Tucker 28+12reb+2ast, C.Tapoutos 16+6reb, P.Pierce 12+6reb+6ast, K.Sloukas 7+5ast, K.Charalampidis 5+3ast, B.Dunston 4+4reb
gschID: 103788


Marousi - Ilysiakos 80-75

Very expected game when 14th ranked Ilysiakos (1-10) was defeated on the road by seventh ranked Marousi (6-5) 80-75. However just five-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. It looked good early as Ilysiakos took an 9-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Marousi took control winning two of next three quarters and eventually winning the game that evening by 5 points. It was an exceptional evening for Puerto Rican guard David Huertas (196-87, college: Mississippi) who led the winners and scored 21 points and 6 rebounds. The former international forward Nestor Kommatos (203-77) accounted for 15 points and 5 rebounds for the winning side. Four Marousi players scored in double figures. Guard Alexis Kiritsis (198-82) came up with 21 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists and American guard Jimmy Baxter (198-80, college: S.Florida) added 27 points respectively for Ilysiakos in the defeat. Ilysiakos' coach Kostas Flevarakis tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Marousi moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Ilysiakos at the other side stay at the bottom position with ten games lost. Marousi's next round opponent will be AEK (#10) in Athens which should be theoretically an easy game. Ilysiakos' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Athens to the arena Peristeri GS.
Top scorers:
Ilysiakos: J.Baxter 27+3reb+1ast, A.Kiritsis 21+5reb+5ast, 10+1reb+1ast, E.Webb 8+2reb+3ast, A.Karydas 5+4reb+4ast, G.Galiotos 4+7reb+1ast
Marousi: D.Huertas 21+6reb+3ast, N.Kommatos 15+5reb+2ast, Y.Gagaloudis 12+1reb+2ast, F.Kojadinovic 10+3reb+3ast, D.Bagaric 9+8reb+4ast, D.Clemente 8+2reb+1ast
gschID: 103789


Ikaros - Panathinaikos 62-91

The game with biggest result difference took place in Kalitheas. Local Ikaros (5-6) was outscored by leader Panathinaikos (11-0) 91-62. The game without a history. Panathinaikos led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 22-of-27 charity shots (81.5 percent) during the game. Panathinaikos outrebounded Ikaros 37-25 including a 31-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. 25 personal fouls committed by Ikaros helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a quality performance for international swingman Stratos Perperoglou (203-84) who led the winners and scored 17 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). The former international guard Dimitris Diamantidis (196-80) accounted for 12 points and 5 assists for the winning side. Four Panathinaikos players scored in double figures. American forward Deon Thompson (203-88, college: N.Carolina) came up with 16 points and 9 rebounds and guard Mihalis Polytarhou (190-83) added 14 points respectively for Ikaros in the defeat. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. The victory was the eleventh consecutive win for Panathinaikos. Defending champion keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Olympiakos. Newly promoted Ikaros dropped to the eighth place with six games lost. Panathinaikos' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Athens Olympiakos.
Top scorers:
Ikaros: D.Thompson 16+9reb, M.Polytarhou 14+2reb+2ast, K.McAlarney 11+2reb+2ast, L.Harris 6+2reb+1ast, S.Tountziarakis 4+2reb, S.Katoufas 4+4reb
Panathinaikos: S.Perperoglou 17+2reb+2ast, R.Sato 14+1reb, D.Diamantidis 12+2reb+5ast, N.Calathes 10+6reb+3ast, D.Nicholas 9+3reb+2ast, I.Vougioukas 8+3reb
gschID: 103790


Olympiakos - Kavala 81-60

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Athens. Leader Olympiakos faced 3rd placed Kavala. Host Olympiakos (11-0) smashed guests from Kavala (6-5) 81-60. The game was mostly controlled by Olympiakos. Kavala managed to win third quarter 21-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 25-of-31 free shots (80.6 percent) during the game. Olympiakos forced 21 Kavala turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists comparing to just 8 passes made by Kavala's players. 25 personal fouls committed by Kavala helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was international center Ioannis Bourousis (212-83, agency: FCM) who scored 19 points and 8 rebounds. The former international guard Thodoros Papaloukas (200-77, agency: FCM) chipped in 9 points and 4 steals. Serbian forward Branko Jorovic (205-81, agency: Beo Basket) produced 18 points and Belizean guard Milton Palacio (190-78, college: Colorado St.) added 12 points respectively for the guests. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Olympiakos have an impressive series of eleven victories in a row. They maintain first place with 11-0 record, which they share with Panathinaikos. Kavala at the other side dropped to the fourth position with five games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Olympiakos' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Athens to the arena Panathinaikos.
Top scorers:
Kavala: B.Jorovic 18+3reb, M.Palacio 12+3reb+3ast, N.Aggelopoulos 8+2reb, C.Simmons 6+7reb+1ast, 4+1reb, S.Huff 4+2reb+1ast
Olympiakos: I.Bourousis 19+8reb+3ast, T.Papaloukas 9+3reb+3ast, Y.Halperin 8+1reb+2ast, Z.Erceg 7+2reb, L.Mavrokefalides 7+5reb+1ast, G.Jamon Lukas 7+4reb+2ast
gschID: 103791


Panellinios - VAP Kolossos 71-58

We should mention about the upset which took place in Athens, where 4th placed VAP Kolossos (6-5) lost to thirteenth ranked Panellinios (3-8) in a road game 58-71 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 7-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 71-58. It was a great evening for American forward Steven Smith (203-83, college: La Salle) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 14 rebounds. His fellow American import swingman Joseph Krabbenhoft (201-87, college: Wisconsin, agency: N.E.T.) helped adding 13 points and 8 rebounds. Four Panellinios players scored in double figures. American guard Jared Jordan (188-84, college: Marist) responded with 13 points and forward Antonis Asimakopoulos (204-76) scored 14 points. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Panellinios moved-up to twelfth place. Loser VAP Kolossos keeps the fourth position with five games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Panellinios will meet higher ranked Kavala (#4) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. VAP Kolossos will play against PAOK in Thessaloniki and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
VAP Kolossos: A.Asimakopoulos 14+2reb, J.Jordan 13+2reb+3ast, A.Tsamis 11+1reb+2ast, J.Golemac 9+1reb, N.Pappas 7+1reb+1ast, C.Harissis 2+7reb
Panellinios: S.Smith 22+14reb+3ast, S.Udrih 14+1reb, J.Krabbenhoft 13+8reb+3ast, M.Bailey 12+1reb+2ast, V.Sklavos 8+3reb+1ast, D.Ostojic 2+1reb+3ast
gschID: 103792




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  HOLLAND   


Tough times - by Glenn Stokes
Hello everyone Happy new Years and welcome to another one of my blogs, if this is your first time visiting my blog I will like to briefly introduce myself to you. My name is Glenn Stokes (170-G-76, agency: R.H.Consultancy, college: American), I am a small point guard who plays for BS Weert in Holland. This is my ninth season as a professional basketball player overseas. In my blogs, I would like to inform anyone out there who is interested in becoming a professional athlete overseas what it takes as well as the ups and downs thats comes with it. Secondly, I will like to help those who have supported and followed my career keep up with my whereabouts. Lastly, I would like to share my beautiful experiences and my life abroad.
In this blog, I will like to talk about the toughest and most frustrating time of my career. We just started the new year with one game on the road in Zwolle and a home game vs. Leiden, splitting the two keeping us in 5th place in the league. Some people look at things in many ways, some might say you guys are one game out of 4th place, Glenn you are leading the country in scoring and shooting the ball pretty well while also in the top 4 in assists, and then ask why am I frustrated with this season. Everyone knows that basketball is a team sport unlike tennis, boxing, golf etc. and knows that it takes all twelve guys to be considered a good team and to have a great season!
This season is like no other for the simple fact that I came here in great shape as usual and had a very good preseason . In the preseason we had a few guys injured including me and our backup point guard Mitchel Kouwijzer (190-G-87, agency: Court Side), which forced me to play with a hip injury which led to the current injury I have been playing through since the last one or two preseason games. Twenty games into the season and I am still dealing with this minor but major groin injury. The reason I say it is minor, is because I am able to walk, jump and run which means I could Play, there is no major tear or damage it just hurts and prevents me from moving laterally as fast as Im use to moving. It is a major injury I say, because it has hindered me the whole season from being the player that I am. I am an explosive offensive player and a pesty defender, but by not being able to move laterally I consider myself less than half the player I am. Although Ive had a few good games this season, I have yet to have a Glenn Stokes like game instead I have had a few really good quarters. This is why I say Im going through a really tough time now, because I leave games feeling and knowing that I could do more to help my team win but physically its not possible until I am completely healed and healthy.
So, now the medical team and I are looking for other solutions to get me back such as pool workouts and a lot of different stretches to build up the muscle and flexability in my upper leg/groin. I will like to be back to myself in the next week or two to help my team make a run to finish the regular season and reach our goal to be in the top 4 and put ourselves in a position to contend for the Dutch Cup and Dutch Championship.
Thanks again for taking the time to read my blog, I hope you enjoyed it and will continue to follow me and my team as we continue to finish the regular season and make a run in the playoffs.
In addition, if you have any questions or would like to know or hear about certain topic please leave a comment and I will be sure to answer.
Thanks again and until next time Im signing out. Bye!



PromotieDivisie Scores Week 12: Let the Return Begin... - by Terry Cooper
Now that we are all back from the holiday break, teams can get back to the swing of the season. Before the break some teams were not able to play games due to the snow but week 12 had all teams in full form. Coach Mario Bennes (198-F-64) and Amsterdam2 started the new year off winning over Binnenland 71-67 as the guests arrived 20 minutes late becasue they forgot the uniforms and had to begin the game as soon as they got dressed. Oh well be prepared next time. Z&Z2 edged BV Hoofddorp at home 82-79 While Red Giants won over GOBA on the road 84-75. VBC Akrides cruised to a 66-47 win over Punch while Almonte won over Cangeroes 71-62. One make-up game of many to come, Red Giants won at home over VBC Akrides 76-64 While De Groene Uilen won over the Wildcats 91-79. Finally De Hoppers won over the Black Eagles 89-76 to finish week 12. Next week will be a busy week for teams as the catch up saga begins for those teams that have make up games to complete. Glad that everyone is back in the swing of things as we take that travel to the playoffs. Stay tuned...

Week 12 Scores:

Red Giants - VBC Akrides 76-64
VBC Akrides - Punch 66-47
Cangeroes - Almonte 62-71
Amsterdam2 - Binnenland 71-67
Black Eagles - De Hoppers 76-89
Goba - Red Giants 75-84
Z&Z2 - BV Hoofddorp 82-79
Wildcats - De Groene Uilen 79-91


Standings - Eredivisie
DBL Standings
 1. GasTerra 17-2 
 2. ZZ Leiden 16-3 
 3. Eiffel Towers 14-5 
 4. Magixx 12-8 
 5. BS Weert 10-10 
 6. DeFriesland 9-11 
 7. ABC 8-12 
 8. Giants 6-14 
 9. Landstede 5-14 
 10. Rotterdam 1-19 


Stats Leaders - Eredivisie
Points Per Game
 Glenn STOKES
  BS Weert
  (170-G-76)
  Avg: 19.1
 1. Stokes, BS Weert19.1 
 2. Kimbrough, Giants16.9 
 3. Laing, Magixx16.9 
 4. Borha, Landstede16.6 
 5. Boxley, ZZ Leiden16.4 
 6. Brown, DeFriesland15.5 
 7. McGhee, ZZ Leiden14.9 
 8. Humphrey, Magixx14.6 
 9. Marshall, Lands.14.6 
 10. Blue, Giants14.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Matt HARYASZ
  GasTerra
  (210-C-84)
  Avg: 10.1
 1. Haryasz, GasTerra10.1 
 2. Hilliman, Rotterdam9.7 
 3. Sihota, Rotterdam9.6 
 4. McDermott, Magixx9.3 
 5. Griffin, Giants9.1 
 6. de Randamie, ABC9.0 
 7. Ellis, GasTerra8.6 
 8. Hamm, BS Weert8.5 
 9. Sanchez, DeFriesl.8.3 
 10. Koenis, Giants8.3 
Assists Per Game
 Frank TURNER
  Eiffel Towers
  (178-G-88)
  Avg: 5
 1. Turner, Eiffel T.5.0 
 2. Bauscher, GasTerra4.9 
 3. Bostain, GasTerra4.1 
 4. Stokes, BS Weert3.9 
 5. Marshall, Lands.3.8 
 6. Kimbrough, Giants3.8 
 7. Williams, DeFriesland3.7 
 8. Mladenovic, Rotte.3.5 
 9. Slagter, ZZ Leiden3.3 
 10. Jackson, ZZ Leiden3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Frank TURNER
  Eiffel Towers
  (178-G-88)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Turner, Eiffel T.2.7 
 2. McDermott, Magixx2.5 
 3. Taylor, Magixx2.3 
 4. Bostain, GasTerra2.3 
 5. Jackson, ZZ Leiden2.3 
 6. Dourisseau, GasTe.2.3 
 7. Kimbrough, Giants2.2 
 8. McGhee, ZZ Leiden2.0 
 9. Williams, DeFriesland2.0 
 10. McDowell, BS Weert2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Marcel AARTS
  Eiffel Towers
  (213-C-83)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Aarts, Eiffel T.1.8 
 2. Hairston, BS Weert1.6 
 3. Blue, Giants1.3 
 4. Bekkering, ZZ Le.1.1 
 5. Hilliman, Rotterdam1.0 
 6. Haryasz, GasTerra0.9 
 7. McDermott, Magixx0.8 
 8. Strong, Landstede0.8 
 9. Hamm, BS Weert0.8 
 10. Minter, BS Weert0.8 


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  HUNGARY   


Standings - A Division
A Division Standings
 1. Szolnok 12-2 
 2. Albacomp 12-3 
 3. Atomeromu 12-3 
 4. Kormend 11-3 
 5. Kecskemeti 10-5 
 6. ZTE KK 9-6 
 7. Falco-Szova 6-8 
 8. PVSK Pannon 6-8 
 9. Szedeak 6-9 
 10. Soproni 6-9 
 11. Marso-Vagep 6-9 
 12. Kaposvari 4-10 
 13. FS Debrecen 1-13 
 14. Salgotarjani 0-13 


A Division Round 15: Albacomp edges Soproni by two points - by Eurobasket News
Tenth-ranked Soproni (6-9) made lots of trouble for second ranked Albacomp (12-3) in Szekesfehervar on Saturday. Albacomp managed to secure only two-point victory 76-74. However their fans expected much easier game. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Soproni. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Soproni won third quarter 19-15. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Albacomp made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was international guard Adam Hanga (201-89, agency: FCM) who scored 15 points, 8 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals. The former international guard Balazs Simon (188-80, agency: Court Side) chipped in 15 points and 6 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Thomas Kelley (188-77, college: Michigan St., agency: Avi Zilberman) who recorded 20 points and 6 assists. Albacomp maintains second place with 12-3 record having just -1 point less than leader Szolnok, which they share with Atomeromu. Soproni at the other side dropped to the ninth position with nine games lost. They share it with Marso-Vagep and Szedeak. Albacomp is looking forward to face Falco-Szova (#7) in Szombathely in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Soproni will have a break next round.
Leader Szolnok delivered the twelfth victory. This time they crushed 12th ranked Kaposvari (4-10) 96-60. It was a good game for American guard Obie Trotter (186-84, college: Alabama A&M, agency: Court Side) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 5 rebounds and 13 assists. Veljko Budimir contributed with 21 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. American guard Josh Wilson (188-87, college: N.Arizona, agency: Beggs and Lane) answered with 19 points and 5 assists for Kaposvari. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Szolnok maintains first place with 12-2 record. Kaposvari lost third consecutive game. They keep the twelfth position with ten games lost. Szolnok will play against Kecskemeti (#5) on the road in the next round. Kaposvari will play against Atomeromu (#3) in Paks and hopes to get back on the winning track.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Kormend. Local Kormend (11-3) outscored 11th ranked Marso-Vagep (6-9) 104-65 on Saturday night. Worth to mention a quality performance of Rashad Bell who helped to win the game recording 21 points and 9 rebounds. The best for the losing side was Brane Savic with 19 points. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Kormend has a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain fourth place with 11-3 record. Loser Marso-Vagep dropped to the ninth position with nine games lost. They share it with Soproni and Szedeak. Kormend will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Marso-Vagep will play against FS Debrecen (#13) and hope to secure a win.

Other games of round 15 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Falco-Szova was defeated by Kecskemeti in a road game 88-76. ZTE KK beat Szedeak at home 84-72. PVSK Pannon lost to Atomeromu on the opponent's court 69-78. Marso-Vagep unfortunately lost to PVSK Pannon in a home game 74-86.
The best stats of 15th round was 30 points and 15 rebounds by Brooks Sales of Atomeromu.



Kormend - Marso-Vagep 104-65

The game with biggest result difference took place in Kormend. Local Kormend (11-3) outscored 11th ranked Marso-Vagep (6-9) 104-65 on Saturday night. The game without a history. Kormend led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 24-of-31 free shots (77.4 percent) during the game. Kormend outrebounded Marso-Vagep 37-25 including a 30-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. Worth to mention a quality performance of American forward Rashad Bell (201-82, college: Boston U.) who helped to win the game recording 21 points and 9 rebounds. His fellow American import power forward Emmanuel Dies (204-77, college: Kansas St., agency: Interperformances) helped adding 22 points and 8 rebounds. The best for the losing side was Slovenian guard Brane Savic (181-79, agency: Interperformances) with 19 points and American swingman Curtis Marshall (196-83, college: Texas Tech, agency: R.H.Consultancy) scored 11 points and 7 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Kormend has a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain fourth place with 11-3 record. Loser Marso-Vagep dropped to the ninth position with nine games lost. They share it with Soproni and Szedeak. Kormend will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Marso-Vagep will play against FS Debrecen (#13) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Marso-Vagep: B.Savic 19+1reb+2ast, M.Mohacsi 12+5reb, B.Stojakovic 11+3reb+3ast, C.Marshall 11+7reb+2ast, E.Sitku 8+2reb, L.Czigler 2+3reb+1ast
Kormend: E.Dies 22+8reb+1ast, R.Bell 21+9reb+1ast, G.David 13+5reb, M.Moore 12+5reb+7ast, A.Rujak 10+1reb+2ast, C.Ferencz 9+2reb+3ast
gschID: 109583


Szolnok - Kaposvari 96-60

Leader Szolnok delivered the twelfth victory. This time they crushed 12th ranked Kaposvari (4-10) 96-60. The game without a history. Szolnok led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Kaposvari's 34. Szolnok outrebounded Kaposvari 48-30 including a 33-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 26 assists. It was a good game for American guard Obie Trotter (186-84, college: Alabama A&M, agency: Court Side) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 5 rebounds and 13 assists. Croatian swingman Veljko Budimir (199-85, agency: Court Side) contributed with 21 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Four Szolnok players scored in double figures. American guard Josh Wilson (188-87, college: N.Arizona, agency: Beggs and Lane) answered with 19 points and 5 assists and the other American import center Kurt Cunningham (206-87, college: Boise St.) added 13 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Kaposvari. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Szolnok maintains first place with 12-2 record. Kaposvari lost third consecutive game. They keep the twelfth position with ten games lost. Szolnok will play against Kecskemeti (#5) on the road in the next round. Kaposvari will play against Atomeromu (#3) in Paks and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Kaposvari: J.Wilson 19+3reb+5ast, K.Cunningham 13+10reb+1ast, D.Werner 8+8reb+4ast, G.Soos 8+1reb+2ast, T.Markus 5+1ast, S.Kovacs 3+1reb+2ast
Szolnok: V.Budimir 21+5reb, A.Horvath 16+7reb+3ast, O.Trotter 16+5reb+13ast, M.Bader 14+10reb, Z.Trepak 9+1reb+1ast, P.Szabo 8+3reb+1ast
gschID: 109584


Albacomp - Soproni 76-74

Tenth-ranked Soproni (6-9) made lots of trouble for second ranked Albacomp (12-3) in Szekesfehervar on Saturday. Albacomp managed to secure only two-point victory 76-74. However their fans expected much easier game. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Soproni. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Soproni won third quarter 19-15. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Albacomp made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was international guard Adam Hanga (201-89, agency: FCM) who scored 15 points, 8 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals. The former international guard Balazs Simon (188-80, agency: Court Side) chipped in 15 points and 6 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Thomas Kelley (188-77, college: Michigan St., agency: Avi Zilberman) who recorded 20 points and 6 assists and the other American import power forward Darian Townes (208-84) added 15 points and 14 rebounds respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Albacomp maintains second place with 12-3 record having just -1 point less than leader Szolnok, which they share with Atomeromu. Soproni at the other side dropped to the ninth position with nine games lost. They share it with Marso-Vagep and Szedeak. Albacomp is looking forward to face Falco-Szova (#7) in Szombathely in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Soproni will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Soproni: T.Kelley 20+4reb+6ast, Z.Szabo 16+9reb+1ast, D.Townes 15+14reb, A.Molnar 13+1reb, R.Jarvis 8+2reb+4ast, A.Helmeczi 2+1reb+1ast
Albacomp: D.Hollis 18+5reb, B.Simon 15+2reb+6ast, A.Hanga 15+8reb+7ast, T.Crocker 14+1reb+1ast, F.Bodi 8+1reb, A.Madar 6+2reb
gschID: 109585


Kecskemeti - Falco-Szova 88-76

There was no surprise when 7th ranked Falco-Szova (6-8) was defeated on the road by fifth ranked Kecskemeti (10-5) 88-76 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Kecskemeti. Falco-Szova managed to win fourth quarter 22-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a great evening for the former international guard Krisztian Wittmann (185-85, agency: FCM) who led his team to a victory scoring 22 points. American guard Jerome LaGrange (192-78, college: Livingstone) helped adding 11 points and 8 assists. The best for the losing side was Belarusian center Mikalai Aliakseyeu (212-78, college: Buffalo) with 18 points and 7 rebounds and the former international guard Laszlo Kalman (186-72, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) scored 14 points, 8 assists and 5 steals. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Kecskemeti maintains fifth place with 10-5 record. Loser Falco-Szova keeps the seventh position with eight games lost. They share it with PVSK Pannon. Kecskemeti will meet at home league's leader Szolnok in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Falco-Szova will play against the league's second-placed Albacomp (#2) in Szekesfehervar and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Falco-Szova: M.Aliakseyeu 18+7reb+1ast, C.Gosa 16+6reb+1ast, L.Kalman 14+4reb+8ast, J.Doyne 13+4reb+1ast, T.Pankar 7+3reb+1ast, M.Szanati 4
Kecskemeti: K.Wittmann 22+1reb+3ast, I.Siriscevic 17+3reb+1ast, H.Orsulic 12+6reb, J.LaGrange 11+4reb+8ast, Z.Bencze 7+5reb, P.Lakatos 6+4reb+1ast
gschID: 109586


ZTE KK - Szedeak 84-72

No shocking result in a game in Zalaegerszeg where sixth ranked ZTE KK (9-6) defeated 9th ranked Szedeak (6-9) 84-72 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by ZTE KK. Szedeak managed to win fourth quarter 21-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a great evening for American guard Lorenzo Williams (191-84, college: Rice, agency: Court Side) who led his team to a victory scoring 26 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. His fellow American import forward Kyle Wilson (206-83, college: Wichita St.) helped adding 18 points and 10 rebounds. Four ZTE KK players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American guard Janou Rubin (193-82, college: UCLA) with 22 points and 5 rebounds and Serbian power forward Nebojsa Dukic (206-85) scored 15 points and 6 rebounds. Defending champion maintains sixth place with 9-6 record. Newly promoted Szedeak keeps the ninth position with nine games lost. They share it with Soproni and Marso-Vagep. ZTE KK will meet bottom-ranked Salgotarjani (#14) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Szedeak will play against PVSK Pannon (#8) in Pecs and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Szedeak: J.Rubin 22+5reb, N.Dukic 15+6reb, A.Tanacs 9+3reb, G.Drahos 7+4reb+5ast, I.Nyilas 6+2reb+1ast, B.McKenzie 5+4reb
ZTE KK: L.Williams 26+6reb+7ast, K.Wilson 18+10reb, D.Vojvoda 16+1reb+3ast, T.Kaman 16+3reb, G.Toth 6+1reb, G.Baki 1+1reb
gschID: 109581


Atomeromu - PVSK Pannon 78-69

Very expected game in Paks where 8th ranked PVSK Pannon (6-8) was defeated by third ranked Atomeromu (12-3) 78-69 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 10 points at the halftime before their 47-28 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. It was a great evening for American power forward Brooks Sales (208-80, college: Villanova) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 30 points and 15 rebounds (perfect behind the arc making all five shots). His fellow American import swingman Brendan Winters (195-83, college: Davidson) helped adding 22 points. The best for the losing side was American swingman Muhammad El-Amin (196-87, college: Stony Brook) with 19 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and Croatian guard Josip Glavinic (192-82) scored 16 points and 5 assists. Four PVSK Pannon players scored in double figures. PVSK Pannon's coach Srecko Sekulovic rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Atomeromu moved-up to second place, which they share with Albacomp. Loser PVSK Pannon dropped to the seventh position with eight games lost. They share it with Falco-Szova. Atomeromu will meet Kaposvari (#12) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. PVSK Pannon will play against Szedeak (#9) in Szeged and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
PVSK Pannon: M.El-Amin 19+7reb+4ast, J.Glavinic 16+2reb+5ast, N.Toth 12+4reb+2ast, B.Egemonye 11+7reb, K.Kiss 6+1reb, J.Eilingsfeld 5+4reb+1ast
Atomeromu: B.Sales 30+15reb+2ast, B.Winters 22+2reb+2ast, A.Kovacs 13+1reb+1ast, J.Hodges 7+1reb+6ast, J.Pavlik 6+1reb+2ast, P.Farago 0
gschID: 109582


Round 11
Marso-Vagep - PVSK Pannon 74-86

Rather predictable result in Nyiregyhaza where eighth ranked PVSK Pannon (6-8) beat 11th ranked Marso-Vagep (6-9) 86-74 on Wednesday. PVSK Pannon outrebounded Marso-Vagep 42-27 including 29 on the defensive glass. It was a great evening for Croatian guard Josip Glavinic (192-82) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 23 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists. The former international forward Norbert Toth (203-86, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) helped adding 20 points and 8 rebounds. PVSK Pannon's coach Srecko Sekulovic used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. The best for the losing side was the former international center Laszlo Czigler (215-71, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) with 22 points and 9 rebounds and Slovenian guard Brane Savic (181-79, agency: Interperformances) scored 16 points and 6 assists. Five PVSK Pannon and four Marso-Vagep players scored in double figures. PVSK Pannon moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Falco-Szova. Loser Marso-Vagep dropped to the ninth position with nine games lost. They share it with Soproni and Szedeak. PVSK Pannon will meet at home Szedeak (#9) in the next round. Marso-Vagep will play against FS Debrecen and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Marso-Vagep: L.Czigler 22+9reb, B.Savic 16+3reb+6ast, C.Marshall 13+5reb+1ast, B.Stojakovic 12+2reb+3ast, M.Mohacsi 7+3reb, C.Kaluha 2
PVSK Pannon: J.Glavinic 23+10reb+7ast, N.Toth 20+8reb, M.El-Amin 10+3reb+3ast, B.Egemonye 10+7reb, G.Hosszu 10+1reb, A.Deak 7+3reb
gschID: 119965




A Division Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Robert JARVIS
  Soproni
  (180-G-87)
  Avg: 25
 1. Jarvis, Salgotarjani25.0 
 2. Bell, Kormend21.2 
 3. Marshall, Marso-Va.20.4 
 4. Wilson, Kaposvari19.9 
 5. Doyne, Falco-Szova19.8 
 6. Sales, Atomeromu19.7 
 7. Cunningham, Kapos.19.6 
 8. Singletary, FS Debre.19.4 
 9. Townes, Soproni19.1 
 10. Brooks, Soproni18.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Brooks SALES
  Atomeromu
  (208-C/F-80)
  Avg: 12
 1. Sales, Atomeromu12.0 
 2. Townes, Soproni10.9 
 3. Werner, Kaposvari10.6 
 4. Egemonye, PVSK P.9.8 
 5. Bell, Kormend9.4 
 6. Jones, Albacomp9.3 
 7. Gosa, Falco-Szova9.2 
 8. Cunningham, Kapos.9.1 
 9. Mekongo, FS Debre.8.8 
 10. Bader, Szolnok8.1 
Assists Per Game
 Lorenzo WILLIAMS
  ZTE KK
  (191-G-84)
  Avg: 7
 1. Williams, ZTE K.7.0 
 2. Trotter, Szolnok6.5 
 3. Kelley, Soproni6.3 
 4. Savic, Marso-Vagep6.2 
 5. Simon, Albacomp6.0 
 6. Kalman, Falco-Sz.5.9 
 7. Moore, Kormend5.6 
 8. Glavinic, PVSK P.5.5 
 9. Horvath, Szolnok4.4 
 10. LaGrange, Kecsk.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Adam HANGA
  Albacomp
  (201-G-89)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Hanga, Albacomp3.1 
 2. Savic, Marso-Vagep3.1 
 3. Werner, Kaposvari3.0 
 4. Trotter, Szolnok2.9 
 5. Czigler, Marso-Va.2.8 
 6. Marshall, Marso-Va.2.7 
 7. Clark, Szolnok2.6 
 8. Kaman, ZTE K.2.5 
 9. Williams, ZTE K.2.5 
 10. Crocker, Albacomp2.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Ivory CLARK
  Szolnok
  (198-F-85)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Clark, Szolnok2.9 
 2. Townes, Soproni2.1 
 3. McKenzie, Szedeak1.6 
 4. Egemonye, PVSK P.1.2 
 5. Langford, FS Debre.1.2 
 6. Sales, Atomeromu1.1 
 7. Orsulic, Kecskemeti1.0 
 8. Czigler, Marso-Va.1.0 
 9. Keller, Albacomp1.0 
 10. Morgen, Atomeromu0.9 


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  IRAN   


Claude Marquis joins Tarabari Qom - by Eurobasket News
Claude Marquis (204-F/C-80, agency: Lanshire Group) will continue his career in Iran. The 30-year-old centre signed a deal with Tarabari Qom. The Frenchman has already joined the team. He is expected to appear on the court when Tarabari Qom visit Gorgan in Superleague Round 4. Claude Marquis started the season in Cholet. He tallied 6.5 points, 3.6 boards per Euroleague game. In France his stats read 4.3 points, 3.3 rebounds per appearance. Claude Marquis played for the French NT during 2009 EuoBasket Qualifications. He notched 3.7 points and 3.7 rebounds in eight games. Claude Marquis played for Cholet since 1997.


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  ITALY   


Standings - SerieA
SerieA Standings
 1. Montepaschi 13-1 
 2. Armani MI 11-3 
 3. Bennet Cantu 10-4 
 4. Angelico BI 7-6 
 5. Air AV 7-7 
 6. CS Bologna 7-7 
 7. Fabi Shoes 7-7 
 8. Scavolini PS 7-7 
 9. Vanoli CR 6-8 
 10. Pepsi Caserta 6-8 
 11. Lottomatica 6-8 
 12. Cimberio VA 6-8 
 13. Benetton TV 6-8 
 14. Dinamo Sassari 5-9 
 15. Banca Tercas 4-10 
 16. Enel Brindisi 3-10 


Stats Leaders - SerieA
Points Per Game
 James WHITE
  Dinamo Sassari
  (198-G-84)
  Avg: 19.9
 1. White, Dinamo Sassari19.9 
 2. Winston, CS Bo.17.3 
 3. Ford, Fabi Shoes16.9 
 4. Zoroski, Banca T.16.7 
 5. Rowland, Vanoli CR15.9 
 6. Thomas, Air AV15.6 
 7. Lavrinovic, Montepas.15.6 
 8. Hunter, Dinamo S.15.6 
 9. Milic, Vanoli CR15.5 
 10. Dean, Air AV15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Sharrod FORD
  Fabi Shoes
  (206-F/C-82)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Ford, Fabi Shoes10.7 
 2. Homan, CS Bologna8.9 
 3. Davis, Banca Tercas8.6 
 4. Jones, Pepsi C.8.6 
 5. Ivanov, Fabi Shoes8.4 
 6. Suton, Angelico BI7.9 
 7. Troutman, Air AV7.7 
 8. Lang, Enel Brindisi7.5 
 9. Hunter, Dinamo S.7.2 
 10. Toure, Enel Brindisi7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Marques GREEN
  Air AV
  (170-G-82)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Green, Air AV6.2 
 2. Collins, Scavolin.4.6 
 3. Sosa, Angelico BI4.5 
 4. Goss, Cimberio VA4.4 
 5. Zoroski, Banca T.3.9 
 6. Rowland, Vanoli CR3.9 
 7. Diener, Dinamo S.3.7 
 8. Green, Bennet Cantu3.6 
 9. Markovic, Benetton.3.5 
 10. Dixon, Enel Brindisi3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Fabio DI BELLA
  Pepsi Caserta
  (187-G-78)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Di Bella, Pepsi C.2.9 
 2. White, Dinamo Sassari2.9 
 3. Hackett, Scavolin.2.8 
 4. Troutman, Air AV2.7 
 5. Collins, Scavolin.2.7 
 6. Dedovic, Lottomat.2.6 
 7. Goss, Cimberio VA2.6 
 8. Rowland, Vanoli CR2.6 
 9. McCalebb, Montepas.2.5 
 10. Milic, Vanoli CR2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Sharrod FORD
  Fabi Shoes
  (206-F/C-82)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Ford, Fabi Shoes2.6 
 2. Toure, Enel Brindisi1.6 
 3. Smith, Benetton TV1.4 
 4. Crosariol, Lottomat.1.3 
 5. Polonara, Banca T.1.2 
 6. Lang, Enel Brindisi1.1 
 7. Szewczyk, Air AV1.0 
 8. Hunter, Dinamo S.1.0 
 9. Homan, CS Bologna1.0 
 10. Drozdov, Vanoli CR0.9 


Stats Leaders - Lega2
Points Per Game
 Joseph CRISPIN
  Barcellona
  (186-G-79)
  Avg: 25.2
 1. Crispin, Barcellona25.2 
 2. Whiting, Aget Imola23.2 
 3. Clark, Umana Reyer20.9 
 4. Jackson, Prima Veroli20.7 
 5. Ebi, Aget Imola20.7 
 6. Roderick, Immobi.18.9 
 7. Gordon, Forli18.9 
 8. Marigney, Assigeco18.7 
 9. Smith, Trenkwalder17.4 
 10. Pecile, Fileni BPA17.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jarvis VARNADO
  Tuscany PT
  (206-F-88)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Varnado, Tuscany PT9.3 
 2. Ebi, Aget Imola9.0 
 3. Lollis, Immobili.8.7 
 4. Boykin, Assigeco8.6 
 5. Johnson, San Severo8.3 
 6. Dordei, Snaidero UD8.2 
 7. Filloy, Immobili.8.1 
 8. Waleskowski, Tezeni.8.0 
 9. Chiacig, Sunris.7.3 
 10. Gordon, Forli7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Antonio PORTA
  Tezenis Verona
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Porta, Tezenis .4.8 
 2. Crispin, Barcellona4.3 
 3. Farabello, N.Fer.4.0 
 4. Clark, Umana Reyer4.0 
 5. Whiting, Aget Imola3.7 
 6. Fultz, Trenkwalder3.5 
 7. Levin, Sunrise .3.5 
 8. Hickman, Fastw.3.4 
 9. Williams, Snaidero.3.4 
 10. Childress, San S.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Terrence RODERICK
  Immobiliare SR
  (195-G/F-88)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Roderick, Immobi.3.6 
 2. Achara, Barcellona2.9 
 3. Stefanov, San S.2.8 
 4. Ebi, Aget Imola2.8 
 5. Williams, Snaidero.2.7 
 6. Farabello, N.Fer.2.7 
 7. Davis, Sunrise .2.7 
 8. Hunter, Sunrise .2.5 
 9. Radulovic, Sunris.2.5 
 10. Di Giuliomar., Umana R.2.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Jarvis VARNADO
  Tuscany PT
  (206-F-88)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Varnado, Tuscany PT2.9 
 2. Ebi, Aget Imola1.3 
 3. Maggioli, Fileni B.1.0 
 4. Achara, Barcellona0.9 
 5. Radulovic, Sunris.0.8 
 6. Boykin, Assigeco0.8 
 7. Di Giuliomar., Umana R.0.8 
 8. Cutolo, San Severo0.8 
 9. Kotti, N.Ferrara0.7 
 10. Cervi, Trenkwalder0.7 


Standings - Lega 2
Lega2 Standings
 1. Umana Reyer 13-2 
 2. Snaidero UD 12-3 
 3. Fastweb CM 11-4 
 4. Barcellona 10-5 
 5. Immobiliare SR 9-6 
 6. Sunrise Scafati 9-6 
 7. Aget Imola 8-7 
 8. Tuscany PT 8-7 
 9. Prima Veroli 7-8 
 10. N.Ferrara 6-9 
 11. Assigeco 6-9 
 12. Fileni BPA 6-9 
 13. Trenkwalder 5-10 
 14. Forli 4-11 
 15. Tezenis Verona 4-11 
 16. San Severo 2-13 


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Eurobasket, SuperSport man gets FIBA Africa Zone-3 position - by Olusegun Ikuesan
FIBA Africa Zone-3 recently constituted its Executive body to run the affairs of the zone until the next congress of the regional body in 2014.

The zone headed by Nigeria Muktar Adamu Khaleh as President, Republic of Benin Coffi Tonon Pierre as Secretary General, Nigeria Segun Ikuesan as Administrative Secretary, Joseph Grard Amon of Cote dIvoire is to over-see the zone Technical Commission, the Competition Commission will be under one time president of the zone Mamadou Belem from Burkina Faso, Ghana Gamal Idrisu is incharge of Junior/ Development Council, Togo Body Lawson Nadouvi heads the Medical Council, with Liberia Pratt Fred taking charge of the Media Council while Patricia Lorougnon from Cote dIvoire is a Co-opted member.

The FIBA Africa Zone-3 President, Khaleh was elected last July during the Congress of the Africa ruling body FIBA Africa in Bamako, Mali, Khalh otherwise known as Malone is to preside over the Zone in all its activities.

The Zone-3 president holds several position both in Nigeria and at the continental levels, in Nigeria he hold such sensitive post as the 1st Vice-President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation, chairman of the Nigeria Technical Commission and also heads the Nigeria DStv Premier League Board and a FIBA Africa certified Match Commissioner.

The Zone Secretary General, Pierre is the Secretary General of the Benin Basketball Federation and recently qualified as FIBA Africa Match Commissioner. The Administrative Secretary, Ikuesan is the Media Officer of the Nigeria Basketball Federation, Correspondent for FIBA Africa and FIBA World and the continent leading correspondent for the world leading basketball website eurobasket.com and a Commentator with Africa leading pay-television SuperSport and Media/ Communications crew member of FIBA Africa Secretariat.

Amon is a certified FIBA World Match Commissioner and key figure in Africa basketball, Belem is the zone former president and a FIBA World Match Commissioner while Idrisu is the Vice-President of Ghana Basketball Federation and one-time international referee for both continent and the world, Dr. Nadouvi is the President of Togo Basketball Federation while Fred is the Secretary General of Liberia Basketball Federation and Lorougnon a former national team player of Cote dIvoire and now works at the Secretariat of FIBA Africa.

The Zone made up of eight West Africa countries (Benin Republic; Burkina Faso; Cte d'Ivoire; Ghana; Liberia; Niger Republic; Nigeria and Togo) is saddled with the responsibility of developing, promoting the slamming and dunking so as to complimenting the role of FIBA Africa.


Eurobasket, SuperSport man gets FIBA Africa Zone-3 position - by Olusegun Ikuesan
FIBA Africa Zone-3 recently constituted its Executive body to run the affairs of the zone until the next congress of the regional body in 2014.

The zone headed by Nigeria Muktar Adamu Khaleh as President, Republic of Benin Coffi Tonon Pierre as Secretary General, Nigeria Segun Ikuesan as Administrative Secretary, Joseph Grard Amon of Cote dIvoire is to over-see the zone Technical Commission, the Competition Commission will be under one time president of the zone Mamadou Belem from Burkina Faso, Ghana Gamal Idrisu is incharge of Junior/ Development Council, Togo Body Lawson Nadouvi heads the Medical Council, with Liberia Pratt Fred taking charge of the Media Council while Patricia Lorougnon from Cote dIvoire is a Co-opted member.

The FIBA Africa Zone-3 President, Khaleh was elected last July during the Congress of the Africa ruling body FIBA Africa in Bamako, Mali, Khalh otherwise known as Malone is to preside over the Zone in all its activities.

The Zone-3 president holds several position both in Nigeria and at the continental levels, in Nigeria he hold such sensitive post as the 1st Vice-President of the Nigeria Basketball Federation, chairman of the Nigeria Technical Commission and also heads the Nigeria DStv Premier League Board and a FIBA Africa certified Match Commissioner.

The Zone Secretary General, Pierre is the Secretary General of the Benin Basketball Federation and recently qualified as FIBA Africa Match Commissioner. The Administrative Secretary, Ikuesan is the Media Officer of the Nigeria Basketball Federation, Correspondent for FIBA Africa and FIBA World and the continent leading correspondent for the world leading basketball website eurobasket.com and a Commentator with Africa leading pay-television SuperSport and Media/ Communications crew member of FIBA Africa Secretariat.

Amon is a certified FIBA World Match Commissioner and key figure in Africa basketball, Belem is the zone former president and a FIBA World Match Commissioner while Idrisu is the Vice-President of Ghana Basketball Federation and one-time international referee for both continent and the world, Dr. Nadouvi is the President of Togo Basketball Federation while Fred is the Secretary General of Liberia Basketball Federation and Lorougnon a former national team player of Cote dIvoire and now works at the Secretariat of FIBA Africa.

The Zone made up of eight West Africa countries (Benin Republic; Burkina Faso; Cte d'Ivoire; Ghana; Liberia; Niger Republic; Nigeria and Togo) is saddled with the responsibility of developing, promoting the slamming and dunking so as to complimenting the role of FIBA Africa.


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LBL D2 Round 11: Leader Jurmala loses to BS Ogre - by Eurobasket News
The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Jurmala (9-2) at the home court on Thursday night. Hosts were edged by BS Ogre (9-2) 82-81. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Jurmala. It was a key game for the top position in the league as both teams had the same 8-2 record before this meeting. BS Ogre have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with defeated Jurmala. Martins Bremze (189-G-91) top-scored with 19 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for BS Ogre.
Bottom-ranked VEF Kadeti (0-10) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 87-77 loss to fifth ranked ASK/Buki (7-4) in Riga. ASK/Buki moved-up to fourth place. VEF Kadeti lost their eighth game in a row. Newly promoted team still closes the standings with ten games lost.


A very interesting game took place in Saldus. It ended with only two-point home defeat of higher ranked Saldus (6-4) to tenth ranked Barons/Ridzene (4-9) 72-70 on Saturday evening. Barons/Ridzene moved-up to ninth place. Saldus lost their third game in a row. They keep the fifth position with four games lost.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Ventspils. Local Ventspils Augstskola (8-3) beat 9th ranked Liepaja-2 (3-6) 89-72. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Liepaja-2. The victory was the third consecutive win for Ventspils Augstskola. They maintain third place with 8-3 record behind leader BS Ogre. Newly promoted Liepaja-2 dropped to the tenth position with six games lost.



Jurmala - BS Ogre 81-82

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Jurmala (9-2) at the home court on Thursday night. Hosts were edged by BS Ogre (9-2) 82-81. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Jurmala. It was a key game for the top position in the league as both teams had the same 8-2 record before this meeting. BS Ogre have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with defeated Jurmala.






Saldus - Barons/Ridzene 70-72

A very interesting game took place in Saldus. It ended with only two-point home defeat of higher ranked Saldus (6-4) to tenth ranked Barons/Ridzene (4-9) 72-70 on Saturday evening. Barons/Ridzene moved-up to ninth place. Saldus lost their third game in a row. They keep the fifth position with four games lost.

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Ventspils Aug. - Liepaja-2 89-72

The game with biggest result difference took place in Ventspils. Local Ventspils Augstskola (8-3) beat 9th ranked Liepaja-2 (3-6) 89-72. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Liepaja-2. The victory was the third consecutive win for Ventspils Augstskola. They maintain third place with 8-3 record behind leader BS Ogre. Newly promoted Liepaja-2 dropped to the tenth position with six games lost.

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VEF Kadeti - ASK/Buki 77-87

Bottom-ranked VEF Kadeti (0-10) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 87-77 loss to fifth ranked ASK/Buki (7-4) in Riga. ASK/Buki moved-up to fourth place. VEF Kadeti lost their eighth game in a row. Newly promoted team still closes the standings with ten games lost.

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NKL Round 23: Meresta defeats Delikatesas in overtime - by Eurobasket News
Fifteenth-ranked Delikatesas (6-16) was very close to win a game against second ranked Meresta (17-6) in Pakruojis on Friday. Meresta managed to secure only three-point victory 91-88. However their fans expected much easier game. Delikatesas was trailing by 1 point at halftime but managed to get 7-point lead after three quarters before a 25-18 charge of Meresta, which allowed them to tie the game at the end of regular time. They were better in overtime eventually winning that period 14-11. Power forward Thomas Druktenis (203-78) orchestrated the victory by scoring 23 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Guard Tomas Balciunas (186-79) contributed with 22 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals for the winners. Meresta's coach Dainius Bertulis used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Swingman Zilvinas Petraitis (194-88) answered with 38 points (!!!) and 4 assists for Delikatesas. Meresta has a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain second place with 17-6 record having three points less than leader Pieno Zvaigzdes. Delikatesas lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the twelfth position with 16 games lost. They share it with Puntukas. Meresta are looking forward to face Nafta Universitetas (#7) in Klaipeda in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Delikatesas will play at home against Erelita-KTU (#14) in Kaunas and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An interesting game for Radviliskis (16-7) which played road game in Kaunas against 4th placed LKKA-Atletas (15-7). Third ranked Radviliskis managed to get a 7-point victory 64-57. It was a great evening for Nigerian forward Azeez Oladimeji (204-89) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds. Audrius Mineikis helped adding 12 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals. Guard Sarunas Vingelis (192-89) responded with 17 points and 4 assists. Radviliskis has a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain third place with 16-7 record having four points less than leader Pieno Zvaigzdes. LKKA-Atletas at the other side keeps the fourth position with seven games lost. Radviliskis will play against Puntukas (#13) in Anyksciai in the next round and are hoping to win another game. LKKA-Atletas will play on the road against ABRO-Universitetas (#11) in Siauliai and hopes to get back on the winning track.
NKL top team - Pieno Zvaigzdes (21-1) had no problems winning another game on Friday. This time they crushed thirteenth ranked Erelita-KTU (6-17) in Kaunas 83-58. It was a quality performance for Nerijus Varnelis who led the winners and scored 13 points and 9 rebounds. Karolis Pupinis came up with 12 points and 8 rebounds for Erelita-KTU in the defeat. Erelita-KTU's coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Pieno Zvaigzdes have an impressive series of thirteen victories in a row. They maintain first place with 21-1 record. Loser Erelita-KTU dropped to the fourteenth position with 17 games lost. Pieno Zvaigzdes will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Erelita-KTU will play against Delikatesas (#12) in Joniskis and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Eleventh-ranked ABRO-Universitetas (7-16) was very close to win a game against sixth ranked Zalgiris-Sabonio (14-8) in Kaunas. Zalgiris-Sabonio managed to secure only two-point victory 68-66. However their fans expected much easier game. The best player for the winners was Gediminas Zyle who had a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds. Zalgiris-Sabonio's coach Priit Vene allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Zalgiris-Sabonio maintains sixth place with 14-8 record. ABRO-Universitetas at the other side keeps the eleventh position with 16 games lost. Zalgiris-Sabonio's next round opponent will be Silute (#9) on the road. ABRO-Universitetas will play against LKKA-Atletas in Kaunas.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 23: Perlas-MRU beat Puntukas on the road 82-68. Triobet Malsta won against Akademija on its own court 80-75. Nafta Universitetas unfortunately lost to Mazeikiai in a road game 56-66.



Puntukas - Perlas-MRU 68-82

No shocking result in a game when ninth ranked Perlas-MRU (10-13) beat 12th ranked Puntukas (6-16) in Anyksciai 82-68. It was a very close game until the last quarter, when Perlas-MRU's preassure prevailed and they won that period 28-18 extending their advantage to 14 points. The best player for the winners was swingman Laurynas Jacevicius (193-88) who scored 18 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Forward Mantas Kazonas (202-89) chipped in 15 points and 6 rebounds. Power forward Mindaugas Norkus (200-85) produced 16 points and 8 rebounds and forward Andrius Urbonas (202-91) added 15 points and 8 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Perlas-MRU moved-up to eighth place. Puntukas lost their third game in a row. Newly promoted team keeps the twelfth position with 16 games lost. Perlas-MRU's next round opponent will be Triobet Malsta (#10) in Jonava. Puntukas will play on the road against Radviliskis.
Top scorers:
Perlas-MRU: L.Jacevicius 18+7reb+6ast, M.Kazonas 15+6reb, T.Padegimas 13+3reb+2ast, K.Brusokas 10+5reb, M.Gilys 7+3reb+1ast, P.Semaska 6+5reb+6ast
Puntukas: D.Tarvydas 16+5reb, M.Norkus 16+8reb, A.Urbonas 15+8reb+1ast, T.Rinkunas 12+2reb+4ast, L.Kazlauskas 7+5reb+1ast, T.Galeckas 2+1reb+5ast
gschID: 110108


Triobet Malsta - Akademija 80-75

Very expected game when 14th ranked Akademija (5-17) lost to eighth ranked Triobet Malsta (9-13) in Jonava 75-80. However just five-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. It looked good early as Akademija took an 1-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Triobet Malsta had a 20-15 second period charge getting the lead and Akademija was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 75-80. Triobet Malsta forced 25 Akademija turnovers. Strangely Akademija outrebounded Triobet Malsta 41-29 including 16 on the offensive glass. 34 personal fouls committed by Akademija helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was guard Tadas Sebeziovas (183-85) who scored 16 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists (was perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line !!!). Guard Audrius Vasiliauskas (185-82) chipped in 13 points. Triobet Malsta's coach Kestutis Narusevicius allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Forward Tomas Lekunas (195-93) produced 22 points and guard Karolis Alekna (183-91) added 21 points and 7 rebounds respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Despite that victory Triobet Malsta went down to ninth position due to points difference, which they share with Silute. Akademija lost their fourth game in a row. They dropped to the bottom place with 17 games lost. Triobet Malsta's next round opponent will be higher ranked Perlas-MRU (#8) in Vilnius and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Akademija will play at home against Mazeikiai (#5).
Top scorers:
Triobet Malsta: T.Sebeziovas 16+7reb+6ast, A.Vasiliauskas 13+3reb+2ast, V.Kruzikas 12+4reb+2ast, H.Vorotnikovas 11+4reb+2ast, R.Juknevicius 10+2reb, M.Bernatavicius 9+4reb
Akademija: T.Lekunas 22+4reb+2ast, K.Alekna 21+7reb, E.Mockevicius 13+10reb+1ast, O.Olisevicius 10+4reb+1ast, E.Sosnovskis 6+6reb, S.Lekys 2+2reb
gschID: 110109


Mazeikiai - Nafta Universitetas 66-56

Rather predictable result when fifth ranked Mazeikiai (15-8) won at home against 7th ranked Nafta Universitetas (12-10) 66-56. Nafta Universitetas was ahead by 3 points after three quarters before a 24-11 charge of Mazeikiai, which allowed them to win the game. They also forced 24 Nafta Universitetas turnovers. 26 personal fouls committed by Nafta Universitetas helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American guard Bryan Harrison (188-84, college: Georgia Coll.) who scored 6 points, 8 rebounds and 9 assists. chipped in 14 points and 6 rebounds. Four Mazeikiai players scored in double figures. Guard Andrius Zymantas (188-81) produced 13 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists and forward Julius Kazakauskas (197-90) added 6 points and 14 rebounds respectively for the guests. Nafta Universitetas' coach Dainius Miliunas rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Mazeikiai maintains fifth place with 15-8 record. Nafta Universitetas at the other side keeps the seventh position with ten games lost. Mazeikiai's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Akademija (#15) in Vilnius and are hoping to win another game. Nafta Universitetas will play at home against the league's second-placed Meresta (#2) in Pakruojis.
Top scorers:
Mazeikiai: M.Kumpys 14+6reb+2ast, V.Kazlauskas 13+3reb+2ast, M.Sidlauskas 12+6reb, D.Vaitelis 12+3reb, V.Luksa 6+2reb, B.Harrison 6+8reb+9ast
Nafta Universitetas: M.Girdziunas 15+4reb+2ast, A.Zymantas 13+9reb+4ast, T.Klimas 10+7reb, V.Chodosovskis 6+1reb, J.Kazakauskas 6+14reb+3ast, D.Norkus 4+3reb
gschID: 110110


Meresta - Delikatesas 91-88 OT

Fifteenth-ranked Delikatesas (6-16) was very close to win a game against second ranked Meresta (17-6) in Pakruojis on Friday. Meresta managed to secure only three-point victory 91-88. However their fans expected much easier game. Delikatesas was trailing by 1 point at halftime but managed to get 7-point lead after three quarters before a 25-18 charge of Meresta, which allowed them to tie the game at the end of regular time. They were better in overtime eventually winning that period 14-11. Power forward Thomas Druktenis (203-78) orchestrated the victory by scoring 23 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Guard Tomas Balciunas (186-79) contributed with 22 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals for the winners. Five Meresta players scored in double figures. Meresta's coach Dainius Bertulis used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Swingman Zilvinas Petraitis (194-88) answered with 38 points (!!!) and 4 assists and forward Juotas Blazys (197-82) added 17 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Delikatesas. Meresta has a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain second place with 17-6 record having three points less than leader Pieno Zvaigzdes. Delikatesas lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the twelfth position with 16 games lost. They share it with Puntukas. Meresta are looking forward to face Nafta Universitetas (#7) in Klaipeda in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Delikatesas will play at home against Erelita-KTU (#14) in Kaunas and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Meresta: T.Druktenis 23+5reb+5ast, T.Balciunas 22+6reb+5ast, V.Padgureckas 12+3reb+1ast, S.Raziulis 11+3reb+4ast, L.Radavicius 10+4reb+1ast, A.Povilaitis 5+3reb
Delikatesas: Z.Petraitis 38+4reb+4ast, J.Blazys 17+8reb+4ast, J.Jucikas 12+4reb+1ast, L.Kutra 7+2reb+5ast, V.Pikalavicius 6+13reb+3ast, M.Keras 4+1reb
gschID: 110111


Erelita - Pieno Zvaigzdes 58-83

NKL top team - Pieno Zvaigzdes (21-1) had no problems winning another game on Friday. This time they crushed thirteenth ranked Erelita-KTU (6-17) in Kaunas 83-58. The game without a history. Pieno Zvaigzdes led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Pieno Zvaigzdes forced 20 Erelita-KTU turnovers. It was a quality performance for forward Nerijus Varnelis (200-78) who led the winners and scored 13 points and 9 rebounds. American guard Darrick Leonard (188-84, college: Aurora) accounted for 14 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals for the winning side. Five Pieno Zvaigzdes players scored in double figures. Forward Karolis Pupinis (200-88) came up with 12 points and 8 rebounds and forward Mindaugas Mackevicius (202-90) added 9 points and 5 rebounds respectively for Erelita-KTU in the defeat. Erelita-KTU's coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Pieno Zvaigzdes have an impressive series of thirteen victories in a row. They maintain first place with 21-1 record. Loser Erelita-KTU dropped to the fourteenth position with 17 games lost. Pieno Zvaigzdes will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Erelita-KTU will play against Delikatesas (#12) in Joniskis and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Pieno Zvaigzdes: D.Griskenas 15+7reb+1ast, D.Leonard 14+5reb+4ast, G.Vileita 13+3reb+6ast, N.Varnelis 13+9reb+3ast, A.Kazlauskas 12+7reb+2ast, M.Virbalas 7+8reb+1ast
Erelita: V.Pliauga 12+3reb+1ast, K.Pupinis 12+8reb+2ast, M.Mackevicius 9+5reb+2ast, M.Lisajevicius 8+4reb+3ast, N.Barauskas 6+3reb, V.Metelica 5+2reb+1ast
gschID: 110112


Zalgiris-Sabonio - ABRO-Univ. 68-66

Eleventh-ranked ABRO-Universitetas (7-16) was very close to win a game against sixth ranked Zalgiris-Sabonio (14-8) in Kaunas. Zalgiris-Sabonio managed to secure only two-point victory 68-66. However their fans expected much easier game. The hosts were ahead by 6 points but lost the second period ending it with a 1-point deficit before their 16-13 run, which allowed them to win the game. The best player for the winners was center Gediminas Zyle (210-88) who had a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds. Guard Vytenis Cizauskas (189-92) chipped in 14 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Zalgiris-Sabonio's coach Priit Vene allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Swingman Povilas Rasamavicius (195-87) produced a double-double by scoring 13 points and 12 rebounds and guard Aivaras Kvedaravicius (184-88) added 17 points and 7 rebounds respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Zalgiris-Sabonio maintains sixth place with 14-8 record. ABRO-Universitetas at the other side keeps the eleventh position with 16 games lost. Zalgiris-Sabonio's next round opponent will be Silute (#9) on the road. ABRO-Universitetas will play against LKKA-Atletas in Kaunas.
Top scorers:
Zalgiris-Sabonio: G.Zyle 15+10reb+2ast, V.Cizauskas 14+7reb+5ast, P.Sorokas 11+4reb+1ast, E.Ulanovas 10+2reb+2ast, K.Vecvagars 8+3reb+2ast, M.Kupsas 6+4reb
ABRO-Univ.: A.Kvedaravicius 17+7reb+3ast, P.Rasamavicius 13+12reb+2ast, E.Vaupsas 11+1reb+2ast, T.Miezis 10+3reb+1ast, P.Knyza 7+4reb+1ast, A.Kurauskas 5+8reb+6ast
gschID: 110106


LKKA-Atletas - Radviliskis 57-64

An interesting game for Radviliskis (16-7) which played road game in Kaunas against 4th placed LKKA-Atletas (15-7). Third ranked Radviliskis managed to get a 7-point victory 64-57. The guests were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. It was a great evening for Nigerian forward Azeez Oladimeji (204-89) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds. Forward Audrius Mineikis (202-77) helped adding 12 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals. Guard Sarunas Vingelis (192-89) responded with 17 points and 4 assists and center Tomas Urbonas (214-92) scored 9 points and 14 rebounds. Radviliskis has a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain third place with 16-7 record having four points less than leader Pieno Zvaigzdes. LKKA-Atletas at the other side keeps the fourth position with seven games lost. Radviliskis will play against Puntukas (#13) in Anyksciai in the next round and are hoping to win another game. LKKA-Atletas will play on the road against ABRO-Universitetas (#11) in Siauliai and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Radviliskis: A.Oladimeji 15+11reb, A.Mineikis 12+8reb+5ast, L.Valantinas 9+1reb, L.Pipiras 7+5reb+1ast, Z.Kuklierius 6+4reb+7ast, R.Rauktys 5+5reb+1ast
LKKA-Atletas: S.Vingelis 17+3reb+4ast, V.Sragauskis 13+8reb+2ast, D.Gricius 12+1reb+1ast, T.Urbonas 9+14reb+1ast, T.Tamosiunas 3+1reb+2ast, P.Ceicys 3+2reb+3ast
gschID: 110107




Best players of Lithuanian NKL round 24 - by Eurobasket News
Talented Taurantas Tamosiunas (190-G-92) had an amazing evening in the last round for LKKA-Atletas Kaunas and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com NKL Player of the Week award for round 24.
The 19-year old guard had the game-high 24 points adding six rebounds and three assists for LKKA-Atletas in his team's victory, helping them to beat ABRO-Univ. (#11, 7-15) 74-66. LKKA-Atletas maintains the 4th position in Lithuanian NKL. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. LKKA-Atletas will need more victories to improve their 15-7 record. In the team's last game Tamosiunas had a remarkable 55.6% from 2-point range. It was one of impressive evenings for him as usually he does not deliver so high stats. Taurantas Tamosiunas averages this season 9.0ppg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 26-year old guard Modestas Sidlauskas (193-G-85) of Mazeikiai. Sidlauskas impressed basketball fans with 23 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists. Of course he lead Mazeikiai to another comfortable win 96-78 over the lower-ranked Akademija (#15, 5-17) being unquestionably team leader. Mazeikiai's 5th position in the standings has not changed. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 15-8 record is not bad and everything may still change. Sidlauskas is a newcomer at Mazeikiai and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders.

The third best performed player last round was Julius Jucikas (205-C-89) of Delikatesas Joniskis (#12). Jucikas scored 18 points and grabbed eleven rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Delikatesas, leading his team to a 84-60 easy win against slightly lower-ranked Erelita (#14, 6-17). Delikatesas can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 6-16 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Jucikas he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Jucikas has a very solid season. In 13 games in Lithuania he scored 12.7ppg. He also has 7.0rpg and 1.6bpg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Karolis Brusokas (200-F-91) of Perlas-MRU - 19 points and 13 rebounds
5. Juotas Blazys (197-F-82) of Delikatesas - 15 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists
6. Egidijus Ramanauskas (202-F-88) of Silute - 14 points and 10 rebounds
7. Viktoras Chodosovskis (200-F-89) of Nafta Universitetas - 18 points and 12 rebounds
8. Egidijus Mockevicius (204-C-92) of Akademija - 13 points and 12 rebounds
9. Evaldas Jurkus (190-G-84) of Silute - 20 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Erikas Kaupaitis (202-F/C-84) of Silute - 22 points and 6 rebounds

The Player of the week is chosen based on efficiency calculation, but also including game result, importance of the game, if played recorded double-double/triple-double, etc.
The efficiency formula is a combination of various formulas used by different basketball organizations/leagues. We got involved many basketball scouts and journalists to assure it's accuracy.
The formula: 1.5*PTS + 3* (REB+AST+ST+BL-TO) - 2*BSAG - 4*PF + 3*PFRV + 4* (2FGPM+3FGPM) + 1.5*FTM - 3* (2FGPA-2FGPM) - 3* (3FGPA-3FGPM) - (FTA-FTM)


Standings - NKL
NKL Standings
 1. Pieno Zvaigzdes 21-1 
 2. Meresta 17-6 
 3. Radviliskis 16-7 
 4. LKKA-Atletas 15-7 
 5. Mazeikiai 15-8 
 6. Zalgiris-Sabonio 14-8 
 7. Nafta Universitetas 12-10 
 8. Perlas-MRU 10-13 
 9. Silute 9-13 
 10. Triobet Malsta 9-13 
 11. ABRO-Univ. 7-16 
 12. Delikatesas 6-16 
 13. Puntukas 6-16 
 14. Erelita 6-17 
 15. Akademija 5-17 


Stats Leaders - NKL
Points Per Game
 Vidmantas SRAGAUSKIS
  LKKA-Atletas
  (200-F-86)
  Avg: 24.7
 1. Sragauskis, LKKA-.24.7 
 2. Petraitis, Delikate.21.1 
 3. Vingelis, LKKA-.19.8 
 4. Jurkus, Silute19.1 
 5. Tarvydas, Puntukas18.7 
 6. Sebeziovas, Triobe.17.3 
 7. Vileita, Pieno Z.17.1 
 8. Mineikis, Radviliskis16.5 
 9. Cizauskas, Zalgir.16.2 
 10. Kaupaitis, Silute15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Vaidas CEPUKAITIS
  Juventus
  (207-C-89)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Cepukaitis, Zalgir.10.5 
 2. Mockevicius, Akade.10.1 
 3. Oladimeji, Radvilis.9.4 
 4. Galdikas, Puntukas9.3 
 5. Nedzinskas, Silute7.8 
 6. Pupinis, Erelita7.6 
 7. Kazakauskas, Nafta U.7.5 
 8. Keras, Delikatesas7.5 
 9. Mineikis, Radviliskis7.5 
 10. Jucikas, Delikatesas7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Bryan HARRISON
  Mazeikiai
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Harrison, Mazeikiai6.6 
 2. Vingelis, LKKA-.5.5 
 3. Kuklierius, Radvilis.4.9 
 4. Sapiega, Erelita4.7 
 5. Leonard, Pieno Z.4.6 
 6. Cizauskas, Zalgir.4.4 
 7. Zymantas, Nafta U.4.2 
 8. Virsilas, Silute4.1 
 9. Kutra, Delikatesas3.8 
 10. Vileita, Pieno Z.3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Bryan HARRISON
  Mazeikiai
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Harrison, Mazeikiai3.1 
 2. Metelica, Erelita2.8 
 3. Zymantas, Nafta U.2.8 
 4. Vileita, Pieno Z.2.5 
 5. Petraitis, Delikate.2.4 
 6. Kutra, Delikatesas2.3 
 7. Leonard, Pieno Z.2.3 
 8. Padgureckas, Meres.2.2 
 9. Radavicius, Meres.2.2 
 10. Jurkus, Silute2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Ovidijus GALDIKAS
  Puntukas
  (217-C-88)
  Avg: 3
 1. Galdikas, Puntukas3.0 
 2. Mockevicius, Akade.2.8 
 3. Kupsas, Zalgir.2.0 
 4. Urbonas, LK.1.8 
 5. Jucikas, Delikatesas1.6 
 6. Pupinis, Erelita1.5 
 7. Cepukaitis, Zalgir.1.4 
 8. Oladimeji, Radvilis.1.1 
 9. Ramanauskas, Sil.1.1 
 10. Zyle, Zalgiris.1.1 


Best players of Lithuanian LKL round 15 - by Eurobasket News
International forward Tadas Klimavicius (204-F-82, agency: Interperformances) had an amazing evening in the last round for league's leader Zalgiris and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 15.
The 29-year old forward had a double-double of 16 points and eleven rebounds, while his team outclassed Naglis-Adakris (#9, 4-7) with 39-point margin 100-61. It allowed Zalgiris to consolidate first place in the Lithuanian LKL. They maintain perfect record without any lost game in the league. The season is already in a full swing and Zalgiris still have not lost a single game, getting all 11 victories. Klimavicius has many years of experience at Zalgiris, through which he has constantly improved. Tadas Klimavicius averages this season 7.6ppg and 6.7rpg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 23-year old international guard Martynas Gecevicius (193-G-88) of second-ranked Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius. Gecevicius impressed basketball fans with 22 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists. Of course Lietuvos Rytas cruised to a 83-76 relatively comfortable win over the lower-ranked Techasas (#5, 6-5). Lietuvos Rytas' second position in the standings has not changed. His team belongs to top of the standings with 10-1 record and is considered one of the main candidates for the league title. Gecevicius is one of the most experienced players at Lietuvos Rytas and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

The third best performed player last round was another Zalgiris' star - Egyptian Omar Samhan (211-C-88). Samhan scored 14 points and grabbed thirteen rebounds (!!!). He was another key player of Zalgiris, helping his team with a 100-61 easy win against the lower-ranked Naglis-Adakris (#9, 4-7). Zalgiris have amazing season winning all 11 games without a single defeat. Samhan turns to be one of the very best players in the league while he is also a leader of the top team having his eyes on the championship title. Samhan has a very solid season. In 11 games in Lithuania he scored 5.7ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Laurynas Mikalauskas (205-F-85) of Naglis-Adakris - 25 points and 3 rebounds
5. Milko Bjelica (207-C-84) of Lietuvos Rytas - 19 points and 9 rebounds
6. Gintaras Leonavicius (194-G-83) of Techasas - 19 points and 6 rebounds
7. Martynas Pocius (196-G-86) of Zalgiris - 16 points and 2 assists
8. Kenan Bajramovic (206-F-81) of Lietuvos Rytas - 13 points, 2 rebounds and 5 assists
9. Paulius Jankunas (205-F-84) of Zalgiris - 13 points and 7 rebounds
10. Mantas Kalnietis (196-G-86) of Zalgiris - 14 points and 2 assists

The Player of the week is chosen based on efficiency calculation, but also including game result, importance of the game, if played recorded double-double/triple-double, etc.
The efficiency formula is a combination of various formulas used by different basketball organizations/leagues. We got involved many basketball scouts and journalists to assure it's accuracy.
The formula: 1.5*PTS + 3* (REB+AST+ST+BL-TO) - 2*BSAG - 4*PF + 3*PFRV + 4* (2FGPM+3FGPM) + 1.5*FTM - 3* (2FGPA-2FGPM) - 3* (3FGPA-3FGPM) - (FTA-FTM)


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Standings
Diekirch League Standings
 1. T71 11-4 
 2. Basket Esch 10-4 
 3. Etzella 10-5 
 4. Amicale 9-5 
 5. Sparta 8-6 
 6. Musel Pikes 7-8 
 7. Residence 6-9 
 8. Contern 6-9 
 9. Soleuvre 4-10 
 10. Black Star 2-13 


Scoring Leaders - DBBL
Points Per Game
 Marcus KENNEDY
  Residence
  (193-F-84)
  Avg: 25.8
 1. Kennedy, Residence25.8 
 2. Crawford, Soleuvre23.8 
 3. McDaniel, Black S.22.0 
 4. Schumacher, T7121.6 
 5. Reimold, Basket E.21.5 
 6. Muller, T7121.2 
 7. Kalmes, Contern19.2 
 8. Gary, Contern19.1 
 9. Delgado, Etzella19.1 
 10. Smith, Sparta18.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Billy MCDANIEL
  Black Star
  (201-F/C-84)
  Avg: 14.4
 1. McDaniel, Black S.14.4 
 2. Kennedy, Residence12.8 
 3. Wurtz, Musel Pikes12.8 
 4. Gary, Contern12.7 
 5. Crawford, Soleuvre12.6 
 6. Stephens, T7111.1 
 7. Wojnowski, Musel P.10.7 
 8. Scott, Etzella10.4 
 9. Abercrombie, Spa.10.1 
 10. Smith, Sparta9.3 
Assists Per Game
 Christian SCHARTZ
  Amicale
  (180-G-86)
  Avg: 4.9
 1. Schartz, Amicale4.9 
 2. Schumacher, T714.6 
 3. Rausch, Black Star3.5 
 4. Delgado, Etzella3.2 
 5. Reimold, Basket E.3.0 
 6. Schwartz, Musel P.2.9 
 7. Arbaut, Sparta2.8 
 8. Koster, Residence2.7 
 9. McDaniel, Black S.2.5 
 10. Jeitz, Amicale2.5 
Steals Per Game
 Christopher JONES
  Amicale
  (186-G-90)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Jones, Amicale2.2 
 2. Schartz, Amicale1.9 
 3. Smith, Sparta1.9 
 4. Kalmes, Contern1.9 
 5. Birdsong, Amicale1.8 
 6. Kennedy, Residence1.7 
 7. Delgado, Etzella1.6 
 8. Birenbaum, Amicale1.5 
 9. Jeitz, Amicale1.5 
 10. Abdiu, Residence1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Louis BIRDSONG
  Amicale
  (198-F-88)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Birdsong, Amicale2.1 
 2. Gary, Contern1.9 
 3. McDaniel, Black S.1.6 
 4. Hoffmann, Etzella1.4 
 5. Abercrombie, Spa.1.0 
 6. Stephens, T710.9 
 7. Wurtz, Musel Pikes0.9 
 8. Weisen, Soleuvre0.8 
 9. Kennedy, Residence0.8 
 10. Reimold, Basket E.0.6 


Etzella bring in Karim Shabazz, Soleuvre sign Lamonte Ulmer - by Eurobasket News
Etzella strengthened their roster. They have agreed on terms of contract with Karim Shabazz (218-C-78, college: Providence). The 22-year-old centre spent the previous season in Germany. Karim Shabazz tallied 4.8 points, 4.7 rebounds per game for Jena in ProA. Earlier Shabazz had stints in Poland, Italy, Sweden and NBDL. Karim Shabazz has already debuted for Etzella and that was one to remember. The centre top-scored with 19 points, 8 rebounds and 3 blocks for Etzella helping those tame T71 Dudelange.
In the meantime Soleuvre brought in Lamonte Ulmer (198-F-86, agency: Impact Basketball, college: Rhode Island). The 24-year-old forward graduated from the University of Rhode Island in 2010. He notched 12.1 points, 7.4 boards and 1.2 assists per game in his senior season. He appeared in two games for the Maine Red Claws in the D-League this season tallying 3.5 points and 1.5 rebounds.



Diekirch League Round 14: #1 T71 is defeated by Etzella - by Eurobasket News
The most crucial game of the last round was another loss of top-ranked T71 (11-4) in Dudelange on Friday night. Hosts were defeated by third ranked Etzella (10-5) 84-76. The game without a history. Etzella led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They shot 64.6 percent from the field. Etzella had a 27-13 advantage in offensive rebounds. Karim Shabazz scored 19 points and 8 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and the former international swingman Nelson Delgado (186-80) chipped in 18 points and 4 assists during the contest. American guard Denell Stephens (192-86, college: Slippery Rock, agency: ZAG Advocates) responded with 22 points and 8 rebounds. T71's coach Jan Enjebo rotated twelve players in this game, but that didn't help. Etzella maintains third position with 10-5 record behind leader T71. Defending champion T71 still keeps top place with four games lost. Etzella are looking forward to face bottom-ranked Black Star (#10) in Mersch in the next round and are hoping to win another game. T71 will play on the road against Soleuvre (#9) in Belvaux and is hoping to win this game.
The game in Bereldange was quite interesting. 7th ranked Contern (6-9) played at the court of eighth ranked Residence (6-9). Residence defeated Contern 78-65. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Contern. American forward Marcus Kennedy (193-84, college: Montevallo, agency: Interperformances) notched a double-double by scoring 23 points, 20 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the effort and Pitt Koster supported him with 30 points and 5 rebounds. Even a double-double of 28 points and 10 rebounds by American forward Brandon Gary (202-83, college: Hutchinson CC) did not help to save the game for Contern. Residence has a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to seventh place, which they share with defeated Contern. Residence will play against higher ranked Amicale (#4) in Steinsel in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Contern will play at home against Musel Pikes in Stadrbredimus and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Steinsel supposed to be quite interesting. One of their biggest challengers Sparta (8-6) played at the court of fifth ranked Amicale (9-5). Amicale smashed Sparta 90-58 on Friday. The best player for the winners was Christian Schartz who had a double-double by scoring 17 points, 5 rebounds and 10 assists. Larrie Smith produced a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 rebounds for the guests. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Amicale moved-up to fourth place. Sparta lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the fifth position with six games lost. Amicale will meet at home Residence (#7) in the next round. Sparta will play against the league's second-placed Basket Esch and hope to secure a win.

In the last two games of round 14 Soleuvre was destroyed by Musel Pikes on the opponent's court 84-64. Bottom-ranked Black Star unfortunately lost to Basket Esch in a home game 73-91.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 36 points (!!!) and 8 rebounds by John Reimold of Basket Esch.


Musel Pikes - Soleuvre 84-64

Rather expected game in Stadrbredimus where 9th ranked Soleuvre (4-10) was crushed by sixth ranked Musel Pikes (7-8) 84-64 on Friday. It was a very close game until the last quarter, when Musel Pikes's preassure prevailed and they won that period 32-18 extending their advantage to 20 points. Musel Pikes forced 22 Soleuvre turnovers. The best player for the winners was American forward Trenton Wurtz (203-83, college: Indiana St.) who had a double-double by scoring 14 points and 15 rebounds. The former international guard Guy Schmit (185-80) chipped in a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds. Four Musel Pikes players scored in double figures. Musel Pikes' coach Frank Baum used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American forward Marcus Kennedy (193-84, college: Montevallo, agency: Interperformances) produced a double-double by scoring 22 points and 12 rebounds and forward David Controguerra (194-86) added 17 points and 6 rebounds respectively for the guests. Musel Pikes has a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain sixth position with 7-8 record. Soleuvre at the other side keeps the ninth place with ten games lost. Musel Pikes will meet Contern (#8) on the road in the next round. Soleuvre will play against the league's leader T71 in Dudelange and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Musel Pikes: J.Kox 23+2reb, L.Schwartz 18+2reb+3ast, G.Schmit 16+10reb+3ast, T.Wurtz 14+15reb+1ast, E.steffen 4+1reb+2ast, T.Welter 4
Soleuvre: U.Lamonte 22+12reb, D.Controguerra 17+6reb+1ast, M.Weyland 10+2reb+1ast, D.Berthle 8+5reb+1ast, B.Hemmen 5+2reb, C.Weisen 2+7reb
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Residence - Contern 78-65

The game in Bereldange was quite interesting. 7th ranked Contern (6-9) played at the court of eighth ranked Residence (6-9). Residence defeated Contern 78-65. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Contern. The hosts were ahead by 6 points but lost the second period ending it with a 2-point deficit before their 25-10 run, which allowed them to win the game. American forward Marcus Kennedy (193-84, college: Montevallo, agency: Interperformances) notched a double-double by scoring 23 points, 20 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the effort and international swingman Pitt Koster (178-89) supported him with 30 points and 5 rebounds. Even a double-double of 28 points and 10 rebounds by American forward Brandon Gary (202-83, college: Hutchinson CC) did not help to save the game for Contern. Guard Daniel Kalmes (182-85) added 16 points and 7 rebounds for the guests. Residence has a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to seventh place, which they share with defeated Contern. Residence will play against higher ranked Amicale (#4) in Steinsel in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Contern will play at home against Musel Pikes in Stadrbredimus and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Residence: P.Koster 30+5reb+2ast, M.Kennedy 23+20reb+4ast, T.Abdiu 9+2reb+1ast, M.Leschek 9+6reb+1ast, M.Schmit 7+1ast, K.Moura 0
Contern: B.Gar