EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 1/11/2011

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  ABA   


Whirlwinds destroy the Gymrats - by Gianni Pascucci
West Texas Whirlwinds had a big game for coming back Ray Williams (6'0''-G-85, college: Salisbury St.): 15 Points and 10 assist. Nedrie Simmons (5'9''-G, college: Texas-PB) matched Ray with 10 assist. Shape shooting for Marlo Saunders (6'5''-F-84, college: Texas-PB) with an amazing 11/12 from the three point line ending with game high 37 point and 5 reb. Twin brother Marcus Saunders (6'10''-C-84, college: Texas-PB) performed for 13 pts and 8 rebs and Frankie Wheeler (6'8''-G/F, college: Harris-Stowe St.) scored 13 pts. For Shizuoka Gymrats, Yosuke Sugawara (6'2''-G-83) scored 39 points and Jun Iwasa (6'2''-G-80) 33 pts.
The game ended West Texas Whirlwinds 133 - Shizuoka Gymrats 94



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. W.Texas W. 4-4
4. Oklahoma 3-2
5. Dallas Impact 0-0
6. N.Texas F. 0-0
7. Piedmont 0-0


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  ARGENTINA   


Standings - LigaA
LigaA Standings
 1. La Union 5-1 
 2. Atenas 4-1 
 3. Monte Hermoso 4-3 
 4. Quimsa 4-3 
 5. Penarol 3-1 
 6. Lanus 3-2 
 7. Obras 3-3 
 8. Libertad S. 3-3 
 9. Gimnasia CR 3-3 
 10. Olimpico LB 3-3 
 11. Club 9 3-3 
 12. Argentino 3-3 
 13. Estudiantes 2-4 
 14. Boca Jrs 2-5 
 15. Regatas C. 1-3 
 16. Sionista 0-5 


Standings - TNA
TNA Standings
Zona Norte
 1. Obera TC 8-3 
 2. A.Italiana 7-4 
 3. Union Progr. 7-4 
 4. Alvear 7-4 
 5. San Mart.C. 6-5 
 6. A.Espanola 6-5 
 7. Adelante 1-9 
 8. Tucuman BB 1-9 
Zona Sur
 1. Ciclista 8-4 
 2. Union S. 7-4 
 3. Firmat SF 7-4 
 4. Bragado 7-5 
 5. Quilmes MP 6-4 
 6. Banda Norte 6-5 
 7. San Mart.MJ 2-9 
 8. Gimnasia VP 1-9 


Stats Leaders - LigaA

Points Per Game
 David JACKSON
  La Union
  (196-G-82)
  Avg: 20.1
 1. Jackson, La Union20.1 
 2. Bunn, Argentino18.1 
 3. Johnson, Monte H.17.9 
 4. Lo Grippo, Quimsa17.0 
 5. Meyinsse, Club 916.8 
 6. Taylor, Lanus16.3 
 7. Galindo, Libertad S.15.9 
 8. Gutierrez, Penarol15.8 
 9. Mikulas, La Union15.3 
 10. Gutierrez, Obras14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Juan GUTIERREZ
  Obras
  (205-F/C-83)
  Avg: 10.1
 1. Gutierrez, Obras10.1 
 2. Rollins, Gimnasia.9.6 
 3. Kante, Olimpico LB9.4 
 4. Williams, Atenas9.2 
 5. Kammerichs, Regat.8.5 
 6. Leiva, Penarol8.2 
 7. Battle, Libertad S.8.2 
 8. Mikulas, La Union7.7 
 9. Martina, Boca Jrs7.6 
 10. Levy, Lanus7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Pepe SANCHEZ
  Estudiantes
  (193-G-77)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Sanchez, Estudian.6.3 
 2. Martinez, Regat.5.9 
 3. Labaque, Atenas5.0 
 4. Ginobili, Libertad S.4.8 
 5. Cequeira, Obras4.5 
 6. Sartorelli, Argentino3.7 
 7. Salles, Monte H.3.5 
 8. Laws, Olimpico LB3.1 
 9. Treise, Quimsa3.0 
 10. Rodriguez, Penarol2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Pepe SANCHEZ
  Estudiantes
  (193-G-77)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Sanchez, Estudian.3.6 
 2. Cequeira, Obras3.0 
 3. Funes, Gimnasia CR2.8 
 4. Williams, Atenas2.5 
 5. De los Santo., Olimpi.2.5 
 6. Laws, Olimpico LB2.4 
 7. Martinez, Regat.2.4 
 8. Sciutto, Monte H.2.2 
 9. Rollins, Gimnasia.2.2 
 10. Ginobili, Libertad S.2.2 
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. Mofunanya, Lanus1.0 
 5. Gutierrez, Obras1.0 
 6. Kammerichs, Regat.1.0 
 7. Williams, Atenas0.9 
 8. Leiva, Penarol0.8 
 9. Aguerre, Estudian.0.8 
 10. Levy, Lanus0.8 


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  ASEAN LEAGUE   


Round 14: Leader Thailand S. loses to Satria Muda - by Eurobasket News
Top ranked Thailand Thailand S. (10-4) recorded its fourth loss in Jakarta on Saturday night. Visitors were rolled over by fifth ranked Indonesian Satria Muda (6-8) 91-68. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Thailand S.. Satria Muda has a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain fifth position with 6-8 record. Thailand S. at the other side still keeps top place with four games lost. Satria Muda are looking forward to face higher ranked Philippine Patriots (#3) in Manila in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Thailand S. will play at home against Singapore Slingers and is hoping to win this game.
An exciting game was played in Manila. Third ranked Malaysian KL Dragons faced second-ranked Filipino Philippine Patriots. Guests from Kuala Lumpur (8-6) defeated host Philippine Patriots (8-6) 92-74. American-Jamaican forward Justin Leith (201-81, college: Merrimack) orchestrated the victory by scoring 29 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Rudy Lingganay contributed with 16 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. American forward Steve Thomas (203-81, college: Middle Tenn.St.) replied with 9 points and 19 rebounds for Philippine Patriots. Philippine Patriots' coach rotated eleven players seeing no chance for a win. KL Dragons moved-up to second place, which they share with Philip.Patriots. KL Dragons will play against bottom-ranked Barracudas (#6) in Bandar Seri in the next round. Philippine Patriots will play on the road against Satria Muda (#5) in Jakarta and hope to get back on the winning track.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Singapore. Local Singapore Slingers (7-7) outscored 6th ranked Brunei Barracudas (3-11) 102-61 on Sunday night. Leonidez Avenido scored 23 points and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners. Singapore Slingers' coach felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Chris Commons responded with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 13 rebounds. Singapore Slingers maintains fourth position with 7-7 record. Barracudas lost fifth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom place with 11 games lost. Singapore Slingers will meet league's leader Thailand S. in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Barracudas will play against the league's second-placed KL Dragons (#2) in Kuala Lumpur and hope to secure a win.



Philip.Patriots - KL Dragons 74-92

An exciting game was played in Manila. Third ranked Malaysian KL Dragons faced second-ranked Filipino Philippine Patriots. Guests from Kuala Lumpur (8-6) defeated host Philippine Patriots (8-6) 92-74. Philippine Patriots were ahead by 7 points at the halftime before a 50-25 second half run of KL Dragons. They dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Philippine Patriots' 34. Strangely Philippine Patriots outrebounded KL Dragons 45-32 including a 17-4 advantage in offensive rebounds. American-Jamaican forward Justin Leith (201-81, college: Merrimack) orchestrated the victory by scoring 29 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Filipino guard Rudy Lingganay (173) contributed with 16 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Four KL Dragons players scored in double figures. American forward Steve Thomas (203-81, college: Middle Tenn.St.) replied with 9 points and 19 rebounds and guard Egay Billones (175-75) added 23 points in the effort for Philippine Patriots. Philippine Patriots' coach rotated eleven players seeing no chance for a win. KL Dragons moved-up to second place, which they share with Philip.Patriots. KL Dragons will play against bottom-ranked Barracudas (#6) in Bandar Seri in the next round. Philippine Patriots will play on the road against Satria Muda (#5) in Jakarta and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
KL Dragons: J.Leith 29+8reb+4ast, N.Miller 18+10reb+1ast, R.Lingganay 16+8reb+6ast, P.Cabahug 13+1reb+1ast, B.Guganeswaran 8+2reb+3ast, A.Raymundo 6+2reb+1ast
Philip.Patriots: E.Billones 23+3ast, W.Ibanez 12+5reb+3ast, G.Freeman 12+8reb+2ast, S.Thomas 9+19reb, B.Fernandez 8, J.Cabatu 5+2reb
gschID: 108618


Satria Muda - Thailand S. 91-68

Top ranked Thailand Thailand S. (10-4) recorded its fourth loss in Jakarta on Saturday night. Visitors were rolled over by fifth ranked Indonesian Satria Muda (6-8) 91-68. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Thailand S.. Satria Muda has a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain fifth position with 6-8 record. Thailand S. at the other side still keeps top place with four games lost. Satria Muda are looking forward to face higher ranked Philippine Patriots (#3) in Manila in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Thailand S. will play at home against Singapore Slingers and is hoping to win this game.
gschID: 108616


Singapore S. - Barracudas 102-61

The game with biggest result difference took place in Singapore. Local Singapore Slingers (7-7) outscored 6th ranked Brunei Barracudas (3-11) 102-61 on Sunday night. The game was mostly controlled by Singapore Slingers. Barracudas managed to win fourth quarter 29-27. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Barracudas to just 2 points in first quarter. Singapore Slingers dominated down low during the game scoring 72 of its points in the paint compared to Barracudas' 50. Filipino guard Leonidez Avenido (186) scored 23 points and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and American forward Marcus Skinner (201-86, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) chipped in 19 points and 10 rebounds during the contest. Four Singapore Slingers players scored in double figures. Singapore Slingers' coach felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American forward Chris Commons (204-84, college: USC Aiken) responded with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 13 rebounds and his fellow American import center Christopher Garnett (211-80, college: Indiana SE) produced a double-double by scoring 25 points and 11 rebounds. Singapore Slingers maintains fourth position with 7-7 record. Barracudas lost fifth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom place with 11 games lost. Singapore Slingers will meet league's leader Thailand S. in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Barracudas will play against the league's second-placed KL Dragons (#2) in Kuala Lumpur and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Singapore S.: L.Avenido 23+3reb+4ast, M.Skinner 19+10reb+1ast, A.Vergara 15+2reb+4ast, K.Jeffers 10+16reb+3ast, S.Khoo 8+2ast, W.Long Wong 6+2reb
Barracudas: C.Garnett 25+11reb, C.Commons 21+13reb+2ast, B.Faundo 8+8reb, R.Williams 4+3reb+3ast, C.Tolomia 3+5reb, M.Jamri Ramlee 0+1reb
gschID: 108617




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  AUSTRALIA   


Australian NBL round 13 best performance: Gary Wilkinson - by Eurobasket News
American forward Gary Wilkinson (206-F-82) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for top-ranked New Zealand Breakers, receiving a Australiabasket.com Player of the Week award for round 13.
The 29-year old player was the main contributor (27 points, nine rebounds) to his team's victory, helping them to beat 36ers (#8, 5-9) 90-85. It allowed Breakers to consolidate first place in the Australian NBL. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Breakers has a very solid 11-3 record, but they cannot be too comfortable about keeping top position. Wilkinson turned to be Breakers' top player in his first season with the team. Gary Wilkinson averages this season 14.4ppg and 5.6rpg.

The second best player in last round's games was 28-year old former international forward Mark Worthington (202-F-83) of Gold Coast Blaze. Worthington had a very good evening with a double-double of 31 points and 11 rebounds. Bad luck as Blaze was edged by the higher-ranked Taipans (#3, 9-3) 86-82. Despite lost game Blaze moved up to 6th position in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 6-9 record. Worthington is a newcomer at Blaze, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 18.5ppg (#4). He also registered 7.0 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was Jamaican guard Corey Williams (191-G-77) of Tigers (#7). Williams showcased his all-around game by recording 26 points, eight rebounds and six assists in the last round. He was a key player of Tigers, leading his team to a 93-86 win against the higher-ranked Wildcats (#2, 10-5). The chances of Tigers 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 five victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Williams could try to bring Tigers' a little bit higher in the standings. Williams has individually a great season in Australia. After only 9 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 17.8ppg (5th best), rebounds with 7.7rpg (5th best) and assists with 5.2apg (best passer).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Ian Crosswhite (212-C-82) of Taipans - 24 points and 12 rebounds
5. Adam Ballinger (205-F-79) of 36ers - 27 points and 5 rebounds
6. Mark Worthington (202-F-83) of Blaze - 21 points and 12 rebounds
7. Larry Davidson (207-C-83) of Hawks - 13 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Kirk Penney (196-G-80) of Breakers - 25 points and 5 rebounds
9. Brad Hill (198-G/F-86) of 36ers - 17 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Adam Gibson (188-G-86) of Blaze - 13 points, 7 rebounds and 9 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)


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. Devendorf, Tigers15.1 
 10. Ballinger, 36ers15.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Julian KHAZZOUH
  Sydney K.
  (211-C-86)
  Avg: 10.4
 1. Khazzouh, Sydney K.10.4 
 2. Holmes, 36ers8.1 
 3. Davidson, Hawks7.9 
 4. Nevill, Tigers7.9 
 5. Williams, Tigers7.7 
 6. Knight, Wildcats7.1 
 7. Worthington, Blaze7.0 
 8. Vukona, Breakers7.0 
 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. Ervin, Hawks4.7 
 6. Saville, 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. Shannon, 36ers1.5 
 4. Crawford, Croco.1.5 
 5. Khazzouh, Sydney K.1.4 
 6. Penney, Breakers1.4 
 7. Gilder, Sydney K.1.3 
 8. Braswell, Breakers1.3 
 9. Williams, Tigers1.3 
 10. Tovey, Wildcats1.2 
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 


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  AUSTRIA   


Panthers add Russell Hicks from BC Vienna - by Stefan Prager
Austrian runner up BSC Raiffeisen Furstenfeld Panthers added center Russell Hicks (213-C-85, college: Florida Intern.) from BC Vienna. It's said that this was the first move of a long term cooperation between the two ball clubs. Hicks joined the BC Vienna in November coming from the Iowa Energy of the D- League. Last summer he was part of the Los Angeles Lakers pre-season camp. Hicks showed his immediate impact in Austria. Meanwhile he became the leagues top rebounder and top blocker. In his 11 appearances for Vienna Hicks averaged 13.9 ppg and 9.7 rpg along with 2.3 bpg while shooting nearly 50% from the field. He is expected to have his debut game on Sunday when the Panthers will play their local rivals Oberwart Gunners on the road.

Panthers add Tyray Pearson - by Stefan Prager
Just a few hours after they announced that the club has signed center Russell Hicks former champion BSC Raiffeisen Furstenfeld Panthers added the next new player. Forward Tyray Pearson (201-F-80, college: Iowa St.) will be their seventh import player, one of them will be forced to sit out. Pearson last played at Torpan Pojat Helsinki of Finland. In the 2009/2010 campaign he put up 17 ppg along with 8.4 rpg while shooting nearly 60% from the field. Pearson also played in Portugal, Germany and Spain. With Helsinki he finished last season as a league finalist.

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
 Ian BOYLAN
  Gmunden
  (197-G/F-83)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Boylan, Gmunden2.4 
 2. Schreiner, St.Po.2.4 
 3. Shavies, Furstenf.2.3 
 4. Parker, Oberwart2.3 
 5. Ray, Furstenfeld2.2 
 6. Payton, Arkadia1.9 
 7. Vay, Arkadia1.9 
 8. Stazic, BC Vienna1.9 
 9. Artner, Oberwart1.9 
 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 


Miletic's double-double lands him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News
29-year old guard Dragan Miletic (195-G-82) put on an amazing game in the last round for UBSC Raiffeisen Graz and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 19.
He got a double-double of 24 points and 10 assists, while his team edged out Furstenfeld (11-8) 83-81. UBSC Graz maintains the 7th position in Austrian league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. UBSC Graz will need more victories to improve their 11-8 record. Miletic turned to be UBSC Graz's top player in his first season with the team. Miletic has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (9th best: 17.8ppg), assists (6th best: 4.7apg) and averages solid 51.3% FGP and 41.2% from behind 3-point line.

Second best performed player last round was Rasheed Brokenborough (191-G-76, agency: Impact Basketball) of Wels. He is American guard in his first season at Wels. In the last game Brokenborough recorded impressive 26 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists. Bad luck as Wels lost that game 83-91 to the higher-ranked Arkadia (#3, 12-7). Wels is still in a red zone at 8th spot in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 10-9 record is not bad and everything may still change. Brokenborough is a newcomer at Wels and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to another UBSC Raiffeisen Graz's star - forward Louis Graham (205-F-84, agency: ZAG Advocates). Graham scored 20 points and grabbed seven rebounds. He was another key player of UBSC Graz, helping his team with a 83-81 win against Furstenfeld (11-8). UBSC Graz needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 11 victories and 8 lost games. Graham has a great season in Austria. After 19 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 7.4rpg (8th best). He also has 2.0bpg and FGP: 51.3%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Fabricio Vay (206-F-86) of Arkadia - 18 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Kevin Houston (194-F/G-76) of Arkadia - 28 points and 3 rebounds
6. Aleksandar Djuric (210-F/C-82) of Gussing - 21 points and 6 rebounds
7. Stjepan Stazic (199-G-78) of BC Vienna - 25 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Dan Oppland (203-F-84) of Gmunden - 13 points and 10 rebounds
9. Bernhard Weber (201-C/F-87) of Worthersee - 13 points and 11 rebounds
10. Ramiz Suljanovic (206-F/C-79) of Klosterneub. - 20 points, 7 rebounds and 2 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)


UBSC Graz inks with Mihajlo Pesic again - by Stefan Prager
As reported UBSC Raiffeisen Graz re-inked with center Mihajlo Pesic (206-F/C-81, agency: Court Side). Pesic last played in Cyprus at Ydra Asfalistiki Enad Agios Dometios. It's the second stint for the Irish-Serbian big man in Graz. He already played there in February 2010. Pesic averaged 21.4 ppg along with 8.1 rpg while shooting 53.6% from the field in his 10 games with the UBSC this year. Graz and Pesic couldn't find a way to renew his contract and so Pesic went to play in Cyprus. Pesic debut was expected for Sunday against Austrian runner up Furstenfeld Panthers. He didn't play in the end and his debut is scheduled for the next game against the Traiskirchen Lions. Right now Graz is battling for a top six spot in the Austrian ABL.

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  BALTIC LEAGUE   


Callistus Eziukwu claims Baltic League weekly honour - by Eurobasket News
American Callistus Eziukwu (208-F/C-85) had an amazing evening in the last round for TU/Rock and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 14.
The 26-year old power forward had a double-double of 13 points and eighteen rebounds, while his team beat TTU/Kalev (#11, 3-10) 83-72. TU/Rock is placed at 4th position in Baltic League Elite. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. TU/Rock will need more victories to improve their 9-4 record. It was one of impressive evenings for Eziukwu as usually he does not deliver so high stats. Grand Valley State University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Eziukwu is in league's top in rebounds (3rd best: 9.1rpg) and averages solid 2.2bpg and 57.0% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 32-year old Joakim Kjellbom (213-C/F-79) of Norrkoping Dolphins. Kjellbom impressed basketball fans with 23 points and 7 rebounds. Bad luck as Norrkoping lost that game 85-107 to slightly lower-ranked Liepaja (#10, 4-10). Norrkoping managed to keep the same 8th spot in Elite. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 6-7 record. Kjellbom is one of the most experienced players at Norrkoping and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 17.9ppg (#4). He also registered 7.0 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was Belarusian Artsiom Parakhouski (211-C-87) of second-ranked VEF Riga. Parakhouski scored 24 points and grabbed eight rebounds. He was a key player of VEF Riga, leading his team to a 70-55 easy win against the lower-ranked Perlas (#9, 5-9). VEF Riga is closer and closer to the top of the standings in Elite. They will still need more victories. But 9-2 record is not that bad... Parakhouski has a very solid season. In 11 games in Baltic League he scored 14.9ppg. He also has 5.7rpg, 1.3bpg and FGP: 60.4%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Vytenis Lipkevicius (198-F-89) of Rudupis - 18 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Bambale Osby (203-F-86) of TTU/Kalev - 19 points and 14 rebounds
6. Raimonds Vaikulis (191-G-80) of Liepaja - 25 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists
7. Michael Dunigan (208-C-89) of Kalev/Cramo - 18 points and 7 rebounds
8. Ashton Mitchell (180-G-88) of Liepaja - 27 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists
9. Arturas Valeika (206-F-85) of Valmiera - 26 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Ernests Kalve (200-F-87) of Nevezis - 15 points, 8 rebounds and 3 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)


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. Rinkevicius, Techasas5.0 
 5. Jasikevicius, Aiscai K.5.0 
 6. Varanauskas, Sakal.4.9 
 7. Alijevas, Nevezis4.8 
 8. Mitchell, Norrkoping4.8 
 9. Vasiliauskas, Aiscai K.4.6 
 10. Viskontas, Perlas4.6 
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. Dainys, Rudupis2.0 
 5. Kjellbom, Norrkoping2.0 
 6. Vasylius, Neptunas1.9 
 7. Rinkevicius, Techasas1.9 
 8. Arbet, Kalev/Cramo1.9 
 9. Saage, Rakvere1.9 
 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. Silinskis, Techasas1.3 
 7. Cresnar, Nevezis1.3 
 8. Cukinas, Aiscai K.1.2 
 9. Cain, VEF Riga1.0 
 10. Kieza, Juventus1.0 


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  BELGIUM   


Stats Leaders - Division I
Points Per Game
 Christopher COPELAND
  Aalstar
  (203-F-84)
  Avg: 17.7
 1. Copeland, Aalstar17.7 
 2. Taylor, M.Hainaut17.2 
 3. Waters, Verviers.17.0 
 4. Lojeski, Oostende16.4 
 5. Miller, Leuven15.3 
 6. Stipanovic, Liege15.3 
 7. Wilson, Antwerp15.2 
 8. Dagunduro, Leuven14.7 
 9. Gomis, Charleroi14.7 
 10. Mallet, Charleroi14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Monwell RANDLE
  Gent
  (203-F/C-83)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Randle, Gent8.5 
 2. Hilliard, Aalstar8.1 
 3. Freeman, Verviers.7.3 
 4. Stipanovic, Liege7.2 
 5. Tofi, Leuven7.0 
 6. Gay, Verviers-Pep.6.8 
 7. Young, Aalstar6.5 
 8. Jackson, Verviers.6.2 
 9. Hill, Charleroi6.2 
 10. Thomas, Oostende5.9 
Assists Per Game
 Darrel MITCHELL
  Oostende
  (180-G-84)
  Avg: 5.1
 1. Mitchell, Oostende5.1 
 2. Hatten, M.Hainaut4.4 
 3. Mallet, Charleroi3.7 
 4. Waters, Verviers.3.7 
 5. Miller, Leuven3.6 
 6. Hopkins, Antwerp3.3 
 7. Hill, Charleroi3.3 
 8. Dagunduro, Leuven2.9 
 9. Steinbach, Aalstar2.8 
 10. Lewis, M.Hainaut2.7 
Steals Per Game
 Marcus HATTEN
  M.Hainaut
  (186-G-80)
  Avg: 3
 1. Hatten, M.Hainaut3.0 
 2. Mitchell, Oostende2.6 
 3. Jenkins, Liege2.5 
 4. Hopkins, Antwerp2.2 
 5. Wilson, Antwerp2.2 
 6. Black, Antwerp2.0 
 7. Mallet, Charleroi2.0 
 8. Greene, Charleroi2.0 
 9. Dagunduro, Leuven2.0 
 10. McCauley, M.Hai.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Salah MEJRI
  Antwerp
  (214-C-86)
  Avg: 2
 1. Mejri, Antwerp2.0 
 2. Riddick, Charleroi1.8 
 3. Johnson, Aalstar1.4 
 4. Santiago, Charleroi0.8 
 5. Young, Aalstar0.8 
 6. Randle, Gent0.8 
 7. Tofi, Leuven0.6 
 8. Freeman, Verviers.0.5 
 9. Ebong, Oostende0.4 
 10. Copeland, Aalstar0.4 


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  BOSNIA   


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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  BRAZIL   


All set for the 3-Point Tournament - by Paulo Freire
In games played on January 7 and 9, the NBB made the final list for the third 3-Point tournament of the All-Star Game 2011.
In the half-time between the matches, one athlete from each team had to shoot 25 balls from three point line in 45 seconds.

The top four ranked players will contest the tournament against the actual champion, the point guardof the Pinheiros,
Thiago Melo (177-G-84), and the representative of the host of the event wich will be the city of Franca, they select the player Vitor Benite (190-F/G-90), the tournament will be held on January 28.

A negative note was that the representative of the Flamengo Jefferson was injured and the club did not identify a replacement player.

The players Classifieds:
Arnaldinho Filho (187-G-78)
Fernando Fischer (190-G-81)
Guilherme Alves (191-G/F-83)


NBB Round 10: Araldite/Univille defeats Pitagoras/Minas in the closest game of the week - by Eurobasket News
NBB round 10 most interesting game took place in Belo Horizonte between Araldite/Univille and Pitagoras/Minas. Fifth ranked Araldite/Univille (7-3) got a very close victory on the road over 6th ranked Pitagoras/Minas (5-3). Araldite/Univille managed to escape with a 1-point win 81-80 on Sunday evening. Araldite/Univille moved-up to second place. Pitagoras/Minas at the other side keeps the sixth position with three games lost. Araldite/Univille will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Pitagoras/Minas will play at home against Flamengo (#3) in Rio de Janeiro and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
Bottom-ranked Assis Basket (0-9) is still winless. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their ninth consecutive match to eleventh ranked Sao Jose/Vinac (4-4) 75-70. Sao Jose/Vinac moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Itabom/Bauru. Assis Basket at the other side still closes the standings with nine games lost. Sao Jose/Vinac will play against Winner/Limeira (#11) at home in the next round. Assis Basket will play against Itabom/Bauru (#8) in Sao Paulo and hopes to get finally their first victory.
The game in Sao Paolo supposed to be quite interesting. Fourth ranked BRB/Brasilia (7-2) played at the court of 7th ranked Paulistano (4-5). BRB/Brasilia smashed Paulistano 95-51 on Sunday. Defending champion keeps a position of league leader. Paulistano lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the tenth place with five games lost. BRB/Brasilia will meet Unitri/Universo (#5) in the next round. Paulistano's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Sao Paolo to the arena Pinheiros/Sky.

In the last two games of round 10 Vivo/Franca destroyed Vila Velha CETAF on the opponent's court 87-67. Vitoria managed to outperform Araraquara in a home game 82-73.


Pitagoras/Minas - Araldite/Univille 80-81

NBB round 10 most interesting game took place in Belo Horizonte between Araldite/Univille and Pitagoras/Minas. Fifth ranked Araldite/Univille (7-3) got a very close victory on the road over 6th ranked Pitagoras/Minas (5-3). Araldite/Univille managed to escape with a 1-point win 81-80 on Sunday evening. Araldite/Univille moved-up to second place. Pitagoras/Minas at the other side keeps the sixth position with three games lost. Araldite/Univille will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Pitagoras/Minas will play at home against Flamengo (#3) in Rio de Janeiro and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
gschID: 102698


Paulistano - BRB/Brasilia 51-95

The game in Sao Paolo supposed to be quite interesting. Fourth ranked BRB/Brasilia (7-2) played at the court of 7th ranked Paulistano (4-5). BRB/Brasilia smashed Paulistano 95-51 on Sunday. Defending champion keeps a position of league leader. Paulistano lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the tenth place with five games lost. BRB/Brasilia will meet Unitri/Universo (#5) in the next round. Paulistano's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Sao Paolo to the arena Pinheiros/Sky.
gschID: 102700


Assis Basket - S.Jose/Vinac 70-75

Bottom-ranked Assis Basket (0-9) is still winless. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their ninth consecutive match to eleventh ranked Sao Jose/Vinac (4-4) 75-70. Sao Jose/Vinac moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Itabom/Bauru. Assis Basket at the other side still closes the standings with nine games lost. Sao Jose/Vinac will play against Winner/Limeira (#11) at home in the next round. Assis Basket will play against Itabom/Bauru (#8) in Sao Paulo and hopes to get finally their first victory.
gschID: 102701


Vila Velha CETAF - Vivo/Franca 67-87

Very expected game when 14th ranked Vila Velha CETAF (1-9) was crushed at home by ninth ranked Vivo/Franca (4-2) 87-67 on Sunday. Vivo/Franca moved-up to seventh place. Vila Velha CETAF lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the fourteenth position with nine games lost. Vivo/Franca will meet at home Araraquara (#13) in the next round where they are favorite. Vila Velha CETAF will play against Vitoria in Vitória and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 102703


Vitoria - Araraquara 82-73

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams in Vitória where thirteenth ranked Vitoria (3-7) defeated 12th ranked Araraquara (2-6) 82-73 on Sunday. Vitoria moved-up to twelfth place. Loser Araraquara dropped to the thirteenth position with six games lost. Vitoria will meet Vila Velha CETAF (#14) on the road in the next round. Araraquara will play against Vivo/Franca in Sao Paulo and hope to secure a win.
gschID: 102704




Winner/Limeira step closer to the title - by Eurobasket News
Pinheiros/Sky - Winner/Limeira 76:82

Winner/Limeira made a huge step towards Paulista League title. They outgunned Pinheiros/Sky for the second straight win in the championship series. Ronald Ramon (185-G-86, college: Pittsburgh) knocked down 18 points to lead Winner/Limeira to the second road win in a row. The third and could-be decisive game is scheduled for Wednesday.
Pinheiros/Sky started this game well. The hosts dominated at both ends of the floor and recorded a 24:12 lead ten minutes into the game. But Winner/Limeira looked completely different in the second stanza. The visitors stepped on the gas unloading 28 points and posting a 40:36 lead at halftime. Pinheiros/Sky stopped the rot and got closer in the third period. They outscored Winner/Limeira to narrow the deficit to a single point 55:56 at the final intermission. But Winner/Limeira proved the difference in the fourth term. They dropped 26 points and drove to the victory at the end. Eric Tatu Romualdo (185-G-83) delivered 13 points for Winner/Limeira. Diego Pinheiro (195-F/G-80) had 10 points in the win. Shamell Stallworth (196-F-80, agency: Interperformances, college: USF) answered with game-high 20 points for Pinheiros/Sky. Bruno Fiorotto (208-C-84) finished with 16 points and 11 rebounds in the loss.

Pinheiros/Sky: Shamell Stallworth 20, Bruno Fiorotto 16+11 boards
Winner/Limeira: Ronald Ramon 18, Eric Tatu Romualdo 13, Diego Pinheiro 10



Standings - BNL
NBB Standings
 1. BRB/Brasilia 7-2 
 2. Araldite/Univille 7-3 
 3. Flamengo 6-1 
 4. Pinheiros/Sky 6-2 
 5. Unitri/Universo 6-2 
 6. Pitagoras/Minas 5-3 
 7. Vivo/Franca 4-2 
 8. Itabom/Bauru 4-4 
 9. S.Jose/Vinac 4-4 
 10. Paulistano 4-5 
 11. Winner/Limeira 3-3 
 12. Vitoria 3-7 
 13. Araraquara 2-6 
 14. Vila Velha CETAF 1-9 
 15. Assis Basket 0-9 


Sorocaba sign Vitor Podzius and close roster - by Paulo Freire
The Liga Sorocabana de Basquete (LSB) agreed, on Monday (January 10), the hiring of smallforward Vitor Santamaria (192-G/F-88), 22 years old, who had been playing for Sao Caetano in the recent seasons. Throughout his career, the athlete has played in the EC Pinheiros, Assis and APABA / Santo Andre, standing out for good shooting in middle and long distance.

Vitor average 8.7 points per game in the last edition of the Paulista State Championship Series A-1 - 2010.


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  BULGARIA   


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Ivan LILOV
  Rilski Sportist
  (196-F/G-88)
  Avg: 25.6
 1. Lilov, Rilski S.25.6 
 2. Lauderdale, Cherno.23.2 
 3. Harper, Levski22.3 
 4. Dimitrov, Spartak17.7 
 5. Bozov, Balkan17.5 
 6. Naydenov, Chernomo.17.0 
 7. Govedarov, Tundja15.9 
 8. Stankov, Spartak15.9 
 9. Diakovski, Spartak15.0 
 10. Yanev, Cherno More14.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Priest LAUDERDALE
  Levski
  (221-C-73)
  Avg: 13.1
 1. Lauderdale, Cherno.13.1 
 2. Varbanov, Tundja10.7 
 3. Yanev, Cherno More9.0 
 4. Peterson, Lukoil A.7.7 
 5. Todorov, Spartak7.6 
 6. Morton, Balkan7.5 
 7. Kolev, Cherno More7.4 
 8. Georgiev, Levski7.2 
 9. Dimitrov, Spartak7.1 
 10. Kambala, Lukoil A.6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Jason CROWE
  Levski
  (193-G-76)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Crowe, Levski5.8 
 2. Zahariev, Chernomo.5.0 
 3. Bozov, Balkan4.3 
 4. Diakovski, Spartak4.3 
 5. Alexiev, Cherno M.4.3 
 6. Govedarov, Tundja4.2 
 7. Gruev, Rilski S.4.1 
 8. James, Lukoil A.3.9 
 9. Gonner, Balkan3.6 
 10. Karadzhovski, Rilski S.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Jason CROWE
  Levski
  (193-G-76)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Crowe, Levski2.3 
 2. Dimitrov, Spartak2.2 
 3. Heath, Lukoil A.2.2 
 4. Bozov, Balkan2.1 
 5. Finzgar, Tundja1.8 
 6. Kiossev, Cherno M.1.7 
 7. James, Lukoil A.1.7 
 8. Bowman, Lukoil A.1.7 
 9. Zahariev, Chernomo.1.6 
 10. Todorov, Spartak1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Priest LAUDERDALE
  Levski
  (221-C-73)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Lauderdale, Cherno.2.4 
 2. Doychinov, Balkan1.2 
 3. Vaklinov, Rilski S.1.0 
 4. Varbanov, Tundja0.9 
 5. Iliev, Cherno More0.8 
 6. Petkov, Tundja0.8 
 7. Yanev, Cherno More0.7 
 8. Banev, Lukoil A.0.6 
 9. Kolev, Cherno More0.5 
 10. Mijovic, Rilski S.0.5 


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  CANADA   


CIS Standings
CIS Standings
Atlantic
 1. Cape Breton 8-1 
 2. Dalhousie 5-2 
 3. St.Francis X. 5-2 
 4. Acadia 4-4 
 5. New Brunsw. 4-4 
 6. St.Mary's 3-6 
 7. Memorial 2-6 
 8. UPEI 1-7 
CanWest
 1. Trinity West. 14-2 
 2. UBC 12-2 
 3. Alberta 10-4 
 4. Saskatchewan 9-3 
 5. Manitoba 7-5 
 6. Victoria 7-7 
 7. Regina 6-6 
 8. UCFV 5-9 
 9. Calgary 4-8 
 10. Brandon 4-8 
 11. Lethbridge 3-11 
 12. Winnipeg 2-10 
 13. Thompson R. 2-12 
OUA East
 1. Carleton 8-0 
 2. Toronto Univ. 6-3 
 3. Laurentian 5-4 
 4. York 5-6 
 5. Ottawa 3-5 
 6. Queen's 2-7 
 7. Ryerson 2-7 
 8. RMC 0-9 
OUA West
 1. Windsor 9-0 
 2. Laurier 7-2 
 3. Lakehead 6-2 
 4. Brock 5-6 
 5. Western 4-4 
 6. Waterloo 4-5 
 7. McMaster 3-5 
 8. Guelph 2-6 
Quebec League
 1. Laval 5-1 
 2. Concordia 5-2 
 3. McGill 3-2 
 4. UQAM 3-4 
 5. Bishop's 0-7 


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  CHINA   


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. Oyedeji, Foshan14.3 
 4. Watkins, Jilin14.3 
 5. Gaines, Qingdao DS14.3 
 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. Green, Shanghai4.8 
 10. Douby, Xinjiang4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Javaris CRITTENTON
  Zhejiang G.L.
  (196-G-87)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Crittenton, Zhejia.3.6 
 2. Douby, Xinjiang3.5 
 3. Hu, Jiangsu3.4 
 4. Emmett, Fujian3.4 
 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. Morris, Beijing1.8 
 7. Boone, Zhejiang C.1.8 
 8. Zhang, Shanghai1.7 
 9. Wang, Bayi1.7 
 10. Abbaas, Beijing1.6 


Harris' double-double lands him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News
28-year old forward Mike Harris (198-F-83) put on an amazing game in the last round for Shanghai and receives a Asia-basket.com Player of the Week award for round 13.
He had a double-double of 36 points and 24 rebounds, while his team lost the game against Fujian (#16, 2-10) 96-103. The game rather meaningless between the teams, which do not have any influence on the top of the standings. Shanghai moved-up to the 12th position in the Chinese league. Shanghai is rather a weak team placed in lower part in the standings. But it was their 8th lost game this season out of 13 games. In the team's last game Harris had a remarkable 75.0% from 2-point range. He turned to be Shanghai's top player in his first season with the team. Rice University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Harris is in league's top in rebounds (9th best: 12.5rpg) and averages solid 58.4% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Andre Emmett (196-G/F-82) of Fujian. He is American swingman in his first season at Fujian. In the last game Emmett recorded impressive double-double of 35 points and 12 rebounds. Of course Fujian cruised to a 103-96 relatively comfortable win over the higher-ranked Shanghai (#12, 5-8). The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. But Fujian left the very bottom place moving slightly to 16th position. 10 lost games are too many comparing to just two victories Fujian managed to get this year. Emmett is a newcomer at Fujian and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Randolph Morris (211-F/C-86) of Beijing (#6). Morris got into 30-points club by scoring 40 points in the last round. He went also for eighteen rebounds and four assists. Despite Morris' great performance Beijing lost 103-109 to slightly higher-ranked Zhejiang G.L. (#5, 8-4). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing Beijing needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 8 victories and 5 lost games. Morris has a great season in China. After 12 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 29.7ppg (2nd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Charles Gaines (201-F-81) of Qingdao DS - 30 points, 14 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Jackson Vroman (208-C/F-81) of DongGuan - 28 points and 19 rebounds
6. Osama Daghlas (199-G-79) of Shanxi Zh. - 24 points, 3 rebounds and 9 assists
7. Dwayne Jones (211-C-83) of Fujian - 14 points and 16 rebounds
8. Lee Benson (208-F/C-73) of TianJin R. - 23 points and 11 rebounds
9. Herve Lamizana (207-F/C-81) of TianJin R. - 20 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists
10. Bateer Mengke (210-C-75) of Xinjiang - 24 points, 9 rebounds and 7 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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Split signs Toni Dijan - by Eurobasket News
Split announced signing of Toni Dijan (205-F-83) for rest of the season. The leading team of Croatian A1 league decided to reinforce its roster at forward position and they identified Dijan as a right man for the job. He already made his debut with Split scoring 6 points against Dubrovnik.
Toni Dijan spent last two years with Zagreb. Last season he had 5.5 ppg and 2.1 rpg for them in 12 league games. Dijan also appeared 12 times in Adriatic league adding 3.3 ppg and 2.6 rpg. Zagreb competed in EuroChallenge last season, where Dijans numbers were 4.3 ppg and 2.9 rpg for 7 games. He started career with Zadar and played there until 2005. Than Dijan joined Union Olimpija for one season and later spent one year with Siroki Prima Pivo. He played for U20, U18 and U17 Croatia in the past.


Trogir inks Karakas and Vladovic - by Eurobasket News
Trogir came up with two new signings. The team brought in Milan Karakas (190-G-80) and Nikola Vladovic (214-F/C-87) for rest of the season. Both players already made their debuts with Trogir.
Milan Karakas arrives to the club from Alkar Sinj, where he started this season. He appeared 5 times in the league averaging 2.6 points and 1.4 rebounds. He also played for Alkar in 2009/10 helping them to win the promotion to A1. In the past, Karakas was a member of Kastela and Mislav.
Nikola Vladovic spent last season with Sibenka. He played 20 games for them in A1 collecting 7.4 ppg, 3.4 rpg and 1.2 bpg. Season 2008/09, played for Kvarner. Vladovic was a member of the Croatian U16 and U18 National Team in the past.


A1 Standings
A1 Standings
 1. KK Split 8-2 
 2. Alkar Sinj 7-3 
 3. Borik 6-4 
 4. Svjetlost 5-5 
 5. Dubrovnik 5-5 
 6. Zabok 4-6 
 7. Kvarner 2010 4-6 
 8. Dubrava 4-6 
 9. Trogir 4-6 
 10. Darda 3-7 
Play in international cups:
 1. Cedevita
 2. Cibona
 3. KK Zagreb CO
 4. Zadar


Stats Leaders - A1
Points Per Game
 Dario SARIC
  KK Zagreb CO
  (205-F/C-94)
  Avg: 18.4
 1. Saric, Dubrava18.4 
 2. Zitko, Trogir18.3 
 3. Krapic, Zabok17.6 
 4. Sobin, KK Split17.3 
 5. Helbich, Svjetlost15.5 
 6. Basic, Dubrava15.5 
 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. Saric, Dubrava2.9 
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. Skific, Borik1.8 
 6. Saric, Dubrava1.8 
 7. Tomeljak, Zabok1.8 
 8. Kamaldin, Darda1.7 
 9. Jugo, Kvarner 20101.7 
 10. Petani, Borik1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Toni VITALI
  Trogir
  (201-F-91)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Vitali, Trogir1.7 
 2. Bagaric, Dubrava1.6 
 3. Karac, Dubrovnik1.2 
 4. Ragsdale, Kvarner .1.2 
 5. Sobin, KK Split1.2 
 6. Krolo, Darda1.0 
 7. Saric, Dubrava1.0 
 8. Kraljevic, Zabok1.0 
 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 6-5 
 6. AEL 3-6 
 7. ENAD 3-8 
 8. AEK 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. Collins, ENAD5.9 
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. Palalas, AEL3.0 
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 


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  CZECH REPUBLIC   


Stats Leaders - NBL
Points Per Game
 Terry SMITH
  BC Kolin
  (185-G-86)
  Avg: 18.1
 1. Smith, BC Kolin18.1 
 2. Landry, BK Prost.16.6 
 3. Hatcher, BK Decin15.9 
 4. Horak, Svitavy15.5 
 5. Burke, NH Ostrava15.4 
 6. Houska, BK Decin15.1 
 7. Hampton, BK Pardu.14.6 
 8. Arnold, BK Pardu.14.6 
 9. Muirhead, Novy Jicin14.5 
 10. Blazek, B&W Opava14.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Boris MENO
  Basketbol Brno
  (203-F-83)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Meno, Basketbo.11.2 
 2. Burke, NH Ostrava9.6 
 3. Houska, BK Decin9.2 
 4. Landry, BK Prost.9.1 
 5. Arnold, BK Pardu.8.9 
 6. Kramny, Svitavy8.1 
 7. Gadri, BK Prostejov6.9 
 8. Blazek, B&W Opava6.9 
 9. Frana, Plzen6.7 
 10. Machac, BC Kolin6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Eugene LAWRENCE
  BK Prostejov
  (184-G-86)
  Avg: 4.6
 1. Lawrence, BK Prost.4.6 
 2. Carnecky, B&W O.4.3 
 3. Kotas, USK Praha3.8 
 4. Hatcher, BK Decin3.7 
 5. Maio, Basketbo.3.5 
 6. Channels, Novy Jicin3.5 
 7. Vrubl, Plzen3.4 
 8. Sirina, B&W Opava3.3 
 9. Sanders, BK Decin3.3 
 10. Macela, Svitavy3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Derek WRIGHT
  BK Pardubice
  (175-G-86)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Wright, BK Pardu.2.6 
 2. Kotas, USK Praha2.1 
 3. Hampton, BK Pardu.2.0 
 4. Smith, BC Kolin2.0 
 5. Gibson-B., NH Os.2.0 
 6. Holloway, Basket.1.9 
 7. Vrubl, Plzen1.8 
 8. Muirhead, Novy Jicin1.7 
 9. Macela, Svitavy1.6 
 10. Hatcher, BK Decin1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Cezary TRYBANSKI
  NH Ostrava
  (218-C-79)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Trybanski, NH Os.1.5 
 2. Hanke, USK Praha1.1 
 3. Kramny, Svitavy1.1 
 4. Houska, BK Decin1.0 
 5. Gadri, BK Prostejov0.9 
 6. Meno, Basketbo.0.9 
 7. Miklosik, B&W O.0.9 
 8. Egwuatu, Svitavy0.8 
 9. Frana, Plzen0.8 
 10. Miles, BC Kolin0.7 


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


Lucas Kraus is back to Czech Republic - by Eurobasket News
Lucas Kraus (201-F-84) is back to Czech Republic and appeared for BK Pardubice over the weekend game. BK Pardubice however lost at the home court on Saturday night. Hosts were edged by BK Prostejov 81:83. 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. Kraus scored 10 points for his side.
The last few years Lucas Kraus spent in Spain. In 2008-2009 he played for Oviedo Club Baloncesto (Spain-LEB Bronze, starting five) and in 29 games averaged 14.3ppg, 4.2rpg, 1.9apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 52.0%, 3PT: 32.4%, FT: 75.9%. In 2009-2010 appeared in CB Illescas Urban CLM (Spain-LEB Silver) and in 24 games had 11.2ppg, 3.7rpg, 1.0apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 51.2%, 3PT: 44.7%, FT: 68.6%. The season 2010-2011 started for Lucas Kraus Faymasa Palencia (Spain-LEB Gold, starting five) but had 1.2 points per game.
Over the last few years he became Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Bronze Honorable Mention -09 and
Eurobasket.com Spanish LEB Bronze All-Bosmans Team -09.




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Ligaen Round 17 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News
The game in Vaerlose supposed to be quite interesting. Third ranked Naestved (13-5) played at the court of 8th ranked Vaerlose (4-12). Naestved smashed Vaerlose 82-55 on Saturday. The game without a history. Naestved led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. 24 personal fouls committed by Vaerlose helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American power forward Lee Roberts (201-F/C-87, college: Findlay (OH)) who had a double-double by scoring 17 points and 14 rebounds. Lithuanian swingman Marius Kasiulevicius (198-82, college: Trinity Valley JC) chipped in 18 points and 8 rebounds. Senegalese power forward Pape Ba (205-81, college: Bethune-Cookman) produced 19 points and 7 rebounds for the hosts. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Naestved have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. They maintain third place with 13-5 record having just one points less than leader Bakken. Vaerlose lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the eighth position with 12 games lost. Naestved are looking forward to face Amager BK (#9) in Kastrup in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Vaerlose will play at home against Amager BK in Kastrup and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

Other games of round 17 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Aabyhoj defeated Aalborg in a road game 86-77. Horsholm beat SISU at home 94-86. Horsens IC destroyed Amager BK on the opponent's court 86-61.
The best stats of 17th round was 28 points and 10 rebounds by Edward Morris of Aabyhoj.


Aalborg - Aabyhoj 77-86

There was no surprise when 10th ranked Aalborg (1-16) was defeated at home by sixth ranked Aabyhoj (8-10) 86-77 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 8-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 86-77. Aabyhoj outrebounded Aalborg 45-34 including 32 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was American forward Edward Morris (203-84, college: Pittsburg St.) who had a double-double by scoring 28 points and 10 rebounds. The former international power forward Mads Frandsen (202-90) chipped in 9 points and 16 rebounds. American power forward Barkley Falkner (203-86, college: Sam Houston St.) produced a double-double by scoring 23 points and 14 rebounds and the other American import guard Marquis Hall (183-87, college: Lehigh) added 15 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists respectively for the hosts. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Aabyhoj maintains sixth place with 8-10 record. Aalborg at the other side stay at the bottom position with 16 games lost. Aabyhoj are looking forward to face higher ranked Horsens IC (#4) in Horsens in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Aalborg will play on the road against the league's second-placed Svendborg (#2) and is hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Aalborg: B.Falkner 23+14reb+1ast, C.Thomsen 18+5reb+1ast, M.Hall 15+6reb+6ast, H.Falsvig 13+5reb+2ast, S.Sorensen 7+2reb, R.Lauridsen 1+1reb+2ast
Aabyhoj: E.Morris 28+10reb+3ast, R.Dalboge 14+2reb+2ast, D.Jukic 14+7reb+4ast, A.Martin 13+4reb+5ast, M.Frandsen 9+16reb+2ast, J.Mathews 5+1reb
gschID: 95165


Vaerlose - Naestved 55-82

The game in Vaerlose supposed to be quite interesting. Third ranked Naestved (13-5) played at the court of 8th ranked Vaerlose (4-12). Naestved smashed Vaerlose 82-55 on Saturday. The game without a history. Naestved led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. 24 personal fouls committed by Vaerlose helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American power forward Lee Roberts (201-87, college: Findlay (OH)) who had a double-double by scoring 17 points and 14 rebounds. Lithuanian swingman Marius Kasiulevicius (198-82, college: Trinity Valley JC) chipped in 18 points and 8 rebounds. Five Naestved players scored in double figures. Senegalese power forward Pape Ba (205-81, college: Bethune-Cookman) produced 19 points and 7 rebounds and international guard Julian McFarlane (184-86) added 11 points respectively for the hosts. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Naestved have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. They maintain third place with 13-5 record having just one points less than leader Bakken. Vaerlose lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the eighth position with 12 games lost. Naestved are looking forward to face Amager BK (#9) in Kastrup in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Vaerlose will play at home against Amager BK in Kastrup and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Vaerlose: P.Ba 19+7reb, J.McFarlane 11+3reb+3ast, M.Rasmussen 8+2reb, C.Dissing 5+2reb+1ast, A.Karason 4+3reb+2ast, B.Colas 4+7reb
Naestved: M.Kasiulevicius 18+8reb+1ast, L.Roberts 17+14reb, P.Johansen 16+5reb+1ast, D.Smedley 12+6reb+6ast, N.Christensen 12+3reb+2ast, L.Hoirup 9+2reb
gschID: 95166


Horsholm - SISU 94-86

The game between closely ranked teams ended with sixth ranked Horsholm's (8-7) home victory over 7th ranked SISU (7-11) 94-86 on Sunday. The hosts trailed by 6 points at the halftime before their 52-38 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Horsholm shot 61.7 percent from the field. The best player for the winners was forward Jonathan Gilling (203-91) who scored 22 points. International guard Frederik Nielsen (180-88) chipped in 11 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. American swingman Mickey Dennis (190-78, college: JMU) produced 21 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and swingman David Harder (196-87) added 17 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the guests. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Horsholm moved-up to fifth place. SISU lost their fifth game in a row. They keep the seventh position with 11 games lost. Horsholm are looking forward to face bottom-ranked Aalborg (#10) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. SISU will play against Vaerlose and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
SISU: M.Dennis 21+6reb+4ast, D.Harder 17+5reb+2ast, D.Rutherford 15+4reb, M.Nielsen 14+2reb+6ast, M.Brown 11+4reb+2ast, M.Christensen 6+1reb
Horsholm: J.Gilling 22+2reb, J.Hakanowitz 15+3reb+1ast, P.Hertz 12+1reb+1ast, D.Balaton 11+3reb, F.Nielsen 11+5reb+7ast, A.Bak 10+4reb+5ast
gschID: 95167


Amager BK - Horsens IC 61-86

Very expected game in Kastrup where 9th ranked Amager BK (3-14) was rolled over by fourth ranked Horsens IC (10-8) 86-61 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Horsens IC. Amager BK managed to win fourth quarter 16-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Horsens IC outrebounded Amager BK 28-17 including 19 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was international forward Morten Sahlertz (198-89) who scored 23 points. American guard Rickey Claitt (188-87, college: Oregon St.) chipped in 11 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Five Horsens IC players scored in double figures. Lithuanian forward Nerijus Brasas (200-85) produced 19 points and 6 rebounds and swingman Peter Simonsen (185-88) added 17 points and 7 assists respectively for the hosts. Horsens IC maintains fourth place with 10-8 record. Amager BK lost their seventh game in a row. They keep the ninth position with 14 games lost. Horsens IC are looking forward to face Aabyhoj (#6) on the road in the next round. Amager BK will play against Vaerlose and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Amager BK: N.Brasas 19+6reb+2ast, P.Simonsen 17+7ast, B.Logan 14+7reb, S.Larsen 6+4reb+4ast, M.Pedersen 5+5ast, J.Asmar 0
Horsens IC: M.Sahlertz 23+1reb+1ast, H.Schur 14+5reb, T.Katholm 13+3reb+2ast, C.Lindberg 12+2reb+2ast, R.Claitt 11+5reb+4ast, N.Stankovic 6+6reb+1ast
gschID: 95164




Standings - Basketligaen
Ligaen Standings
 1. Bakken 16-0 
 2. Svendborg 14-1 
 3. Naestved 13-5 
 4. Horsens IC 10-8 
 5. Horsholm 8-7 
 6. Aabyhoj 8-10 
 7. SISU 7-11 
 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. Dennis, SISU16.8 
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. Iversen, Svendborg6.8 
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. Nielsen, Horsholm3.6 
 8. McFarlane, Vaerl.3.6 
 9. Bak, Horsholm3.4 
 10. Kristiansen, Aalborg3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Mickey DENNIS
  SISU
  (190-G/F-78)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Dennis, SISU2.4 
 2. Roberts, Naestved2.2 
 3. Nielsen, Horsholm2.1 
 4. Kristiansen, Aalborg2.1 
 5. Smedley, Naestved2.1 
 6. Burgess, Bakken2.0 
 7. Colman, Svendborg1.8 
 8. Jakobsen, Bakken1.7 
 9. Nielsen, SISU1.7 
 10. Morris, Aabyhoj1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Edward MORRIS
  Aabyhoj
  (203-F-84)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Morris, Aabyhoj2.4 
 2. Blackmon, Horsholm1.4 
 3. Christoffers., Bak.1.3 
 4. Roberts, Naestved1.1 
 5. St.John, Horsens IC0.9 
 6. Colas, Vaerlose0.9 
 7. Johnson, Bakken0.8 
 8. Brown, SISU0.8 
 9. Johansen, Naestved0.8 
 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. 13-6 
 3. Ft.Wayne MA 12-7 
 4. Dakota W. 6-14 
 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 9-11 
 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. 5-14 


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 RC18.2 
 10. Johnson, Erie B.17.9 
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. Ewing, Reno B.8.7 
 10. Pittman, Sioux F.8.7 
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.5.3 
 9. Shakur, Rio Grande5.1 
 10. Anderson, New M.5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Zabian DOWDELL
  Tulsa 66ers
  (191-G-84)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Dowdell, Tulsa 66ers2.5 
 2. Miles, Reno Bighorns2.5 
 3. Linhart, Erie B.2.2 
 4. Blakely, Bakersfi.2.2 
 5. Lofton, Iowa E.2.1 
 6. Jackson, Erie B.2.1 
 7. Phillips, Ft.Wayne.2.1 
 8. Jeffers, Iowa E.2.0 
 9. Hamilton, Utah F.2.0 
 10. Wilmont, Ft.Wayne.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Chris JOHNSON
  Dakota W.
  (211-C-85)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Johnson, Dakota W.3.2 
 2. Alabi, Erie Bay H.2.8 
 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. Goodridge, Spring.1.7 
 9. Wallace, Bakersfi.1.7 
 10. Patterson, Rio G.1.6 


Suns recall Garret Siler from D-League - by Eurobasket News
The Phoenix Suns have recalled Garret Siler (7'0''-C-86, college: Augusta St.) from the Iowa Energy of the NBA Development League, the team announced.

Originally assigned to the Energy on Jan. 2, Siler appeared in four games (one start) with Iowa, averaging 4.5 points and 5.0 rebounds in 16.3 minutes. Silers best game with Iowa came Jan. 7 at Bakersfield when he scored a season-high eight points and a season-high tying seven rebounds.

Courtesy of www.insidehoops.com


Kings recall Hassan Whiteside from D-League - by Eurobasket News
The Sacramento Kings recalled center Hassan Whiteside (7'0''-F-89, college: Marshall) from the Reno Bighorns of the D-League, it was announced by Kings President of Basketball Operations Geoff Petrie.

Whiteside averaged 4.4 points (.509 FG%, .412 FT%), 2.7 rebounds, 0.1 assists, 2.14 blocks, and 10.5 minutes per game in 14 games, including three starts with the Bighorns. He was assigned to Reno on November 29, 2010.

Selected by Sacramento in the second round (33rd overall) of the 2010 NBA Draft out of Marshall University, Whiteside appeared in one NBA game, playing two minutes in the season opener at Minnesota on October 27, 2010.

Courtesy of The Sacramento Kings


Devin Ebanks recalled to L.A. Lakers - by Eurobasket News
After spending five games playing for the Lakers' Developmental League team, former WVU basketball player Devin Ebanks (6'9''-F, college: W.Virginia) has been recalled to Los Angeles.

L.A. made the move after forward Matt Barnes went down with a right knee injury Friday night against New Orleans.

Barnes was hurt in the second quarter of the win over the Hornets and underwent an MRI on the knee, but the extent of the injury will not be known until later Saturday.

According to the L.A. Times, Barnes said after the game he may have sustained cartilage damage or a bone bruise.

In his five games with the Bakersfield Jam, Ebanks averaged 14.6 points and 7.6 rebounds.

On Friday night, Ebanks and the Jam beat one of the league's top teams, the Iowa Energy, 133-130 in overtime. Ebanks had 25 points, six rebounds and two assists in the victory.

Ebanks was the 43rd overall selection in the NBA Draft when the Lakers took him just one spot after fellow Mountaineer teammate Da'Sean Butler was picked.

In limited action with Los Angeles, Ebanks averaged 2.9 points and 1.5 rebounds a game.

Courtesy of www.wvillustrated.com


Sunday: Wizards and BayHawks win - by Eurobasket News
Springfield A. - Dakota W. 94-97
The Springfield Armor squandered a career-high performance by Vernon Goodridge (6'9''-F-84, college: La Salle) and an 18-point lead, losing 97-94 to the Dakota Wizards Sunday night before 2,231 at the MassMutual Center. The Armor (5-14) led by 16 at halftime but was outscored by 18 in the third quarter. 'It's hard to work that hard for two quarters and give it all back in one quarter,' a disheartened Armor coach Dee Brown said. 'It's too bad they play two halves.' The Wizards (6-14) made a living at the free throw line, hitting 38 of 51 attempts. They made 17 of 19 in the third quarter alone. The Armor only went to the line 17 times, making 11. 'That's how they stayed in the game in the first half was free throws,' Brown said. 'They went to the free throw line 20 times in the first half and like 21 times I think in the third quarter. You can't win games like that, it's impossible.' The Armor appeared in control of this game from the opening tip, using their size advantage in the frontcourt to take high-percentage shots. Springfield connected on 10 of its first 12 shots from the floor with Goodridge, who scored a career-high 24 points, accounting for eight points and Chas McFarland (13 points, 11 rebounds) six as the Armor went ahead 20-11. The only basket from outside the paint was a mid-range jumper by Jameson Curry (6'4''-G-86, agency: Strategic Sports, college: Oklahoma St.). Goodridge and McFarland each hit jumpers on step-back moves. The points were not just scored from workman-like set plays such as posting up or working the ball inside-out. The Armor also scored as the result of some impressive improvisation. L.D. Williams had two monster alley-oop dunks, the first on a pass from Scottie Reynolds in the first quarter and then on an assist from Jerry Smith in the second quarter. Springfield finished the half with a 16-point lead, shooting 53 percent from the floor and outscoring the Wizards 24-10 in the paint. It all fell apart in the 12 minutes that were the third quarter. The Wizards came out much more aggressive on both ends of the floor, cleaning up their interior defense while driving to the basket and scoring or getting to the foul line. Renaldo Major (6'7''-F-82, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Fresno St.) (16 points, 11 rebounds) made seven of his 12 foul shots in the third quarter. 'Renaldo Major was getting fouls like he was Michael Jordan,' Brown said. 'He went to the line like 21 times. I told the ref he weighs 115 pounds, if you blow on him he's going to fall. 'That's the frustrating part. Is there contact in basketball? Yes, but every time someone gets hit it doesn't make it a foul,' he added. Trailing 69-67 after three quarters, the Armor went to a rare zone defense to start the fourth quarter and changed the momentum. Reynolds (13 points) and Williams (18 points) hit 3-pointers that helped the Armor grab a four-point lead, but the Wizards made shots as well, Anthony Goods (18 points) making the biggest one by drilling a 3-pointer with 14 seconds left that put the Wizards ahead for good. *Courtesy of www.masslive.com

Erie Bay H. - Maine RC 116-97
The trend continues for Maine: Win at home; lose on the road. The Red Claws are now 2-8 away from the Portland Expo after losing to the Erie BayHawks 116-97 on Sunday before 2,094 fans at Tullio Arena. 'At home, we play like we're the best team in the league,' said Red Claws guard Jamar Smith. 'But when we get on the road and have a little (adversity), we take a step back instead of putting our foot on the throttle and trying to play harder.' Avenging a 120-107 loss in Portland on Dec. 30, the BayHawks are 3-0 against the Red Claws (9-11) in Erie. The BayHawks have won those games by an average margin of 28 points. 'I tell you one thing, that's a very good team they have now,' Maine Coach Austin Ainge said. In its 13-point win against Erie, Maine was 14 of 26 from 3-point range. On Sunday, it went 9 of 30. 'We picked up the defense,' said forward Ivan Johnson (6'8''-F/C-84, agency: Union Sports, college: Cal.St.-San Bernar.), who led Erie with 25 points. 'That's all it was.' Mario West (6'5''-G-84, college: Georgia Tech) scored 26 to lead the Red Claws, but all of that came in the first half. He was 8 for 8 from the field and 8 for 8 from the foul line. *Courtesy of www.pressherald.com




Warriors assign Lin to D-League - by Eurobasket News
The Golden State Warriors have assigned guard Jeremy Lin (6'3''-G-89, college: Harvard) to the Reno Bighorns of the NBA Development League.

Lin has appeared in 17 games for the Warriors this season, averaging 1.9 points and 1.12 steals in 8.5 minutes per contest.

This will mark his second stint with the Bighorns this season.

Lin appeared in four games with Reno earlier this season, averaging 18.0 points and 2.8 assists.

He was recalled by the Warriors on January 3, but has been on the teams inactive list since his return (last three games).

Courtesy of www.realgm.com


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  ESTONIA   


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. Tsintsadze, TU/Rock3.2 
 5. Oja, Va.3.2 
 6. Karner, Parnu3.1 
 7. Tamm, Kalev/Cramo2.9 
 8. Dorbek, Rakvere2.8 
 9. Winston, Va.2.8 
 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. Veideman, TU/Rock2.2 
 4. Saage, Rakvere2.2 
 5. Doronin, TU/Rock2.1 
 6. Pokla, Rakvere2.0 
 7. Dorbek, Rakvere2.0 
 8. Erm, Rapla1.9 
 9. Archibald, TT.1.9 
 10. Pilk, 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. Ringmets, Rapla0.6 


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  EUROCUP   


Galatasaray lands PG Jerry Johnson - by Eurobasket News
Galatasaray announced signing of Jerry Johnson (183-G-82, agency: Beo Basket, college: Rider) for rest of the season. The American point guard parted ways with Lietuvos Rytas yesterday and immediately signed a deal with the Turkish squad. Galatasaray is currently No.3 in TBL with 11-3 record.
Jerry Johnson played just 8 games for Lietuvos Rytas due to injury. Last season, Johnson was named Eurobasket.com All-Belgian League Guard of the Year. He helped TEC Spirou Charleroi to defend the championship title averaging 13.5 points 2.2 rebounds and 3.6 assists. Johnson was named MVP of the Playoff Finals and he also led Charleroi to championship titles in 2008 and 2009.
Before Charleroi, Jerry Johnson was a member of Clermont and APOEL Nicosia. He already has experience from Turkey as a member of Mersin. He played for them on season 2006/07 collecting 10.9 ppg, 1.8 rpg and 3.2 apg.


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  EUROLEAGUE   


Lietuvos Rytas and Jerry Johnson part ways - by Filippo Passerini
After 4 months since the arrive of the american guard from Charleroi, the lituanian team decided to break the contract with the player. Jerry Johnson (183-G-82, agency: Beo Basket, college: Rider) has't played well, probably because he had to stay outside for 2 months for an injury. Jonhson scored 6,8 points in VTB united league in only 18 minutes on the floor and 4,7 points in the lituanian league in 11 minutes. The player, who will be substituted by El-amin Khalid to leade the team, now in the top 16,will probably go to renforce Galatasaray istanbul, where he will probably take the place of Taylor Rochestie,who is not playing well.

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  FINLAND   


Finnish Korisliiga round 26 best performance: John Williamson - by Eurobasket News
American center John Williamson (198-C-86) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Honka Espoo Playboys, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 26.
The 25-year old player had a double-double of 30 points and 15 rebounds, while his team beat Tarmo (#12, 4-22) 100-93. Honka maintains the 5th position in Finnish Korisliiga. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Honka will need more victories to improve their 15-10 record. Williamson turned to be Honka's top player in his first season with the team. Former University of Cincinnati star has very solid stats this year. Williamson is in league's top in points (8th best: 19.3ppg) and averages impressive 59.2% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 27-year old American Walt Baxley (191-G-84, agency: 540 Sports) of Karhu. Baxley had a very good evening with 34 points. It was enough for Karhu to edge the higher-ranked Kouvot (#6, 14-12) 93-88. Karhu's 9th position in the standings has not changed. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 10-16 record. Baxley is one of the most experienced players at Karhu and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third on the list of top players last round was American forward Nicchaeus Doaks (202-F-87, agency: Hart Sports Mngm) of Salon Vilpas Vikings (#10). Doaks scored 27 points and grabbed eleven rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Salon Vilpas, leading his team to a 99-85 easy win against the higher-ranked ToPo (#7, 12-14). The chances of Salon Vilpas not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 17 games, recording just nine victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Doaks could try to bring Salon Vilpas' a little bit higher in the standings. Doaks has individually a great season in Finland. After 21 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 10.1rpg (3rd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Corey Belser (200-F-82) of Honka - 25 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists
5. James Lewis (191-G-86) of LrNMKY - 25 points, 19 rebounds and 3 assists
6. B.A. Walker (188-G-84) of Kouvot - 33 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Damon Williams (201-F-73) of Pyrinto - 27 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists
8. Antti Nikkila (210-F/C-78) of Pyrinto - 21 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Lawrence Wright (195-F-84) of Korihait - 27 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Jerald Fields (201-F-82) of KTP - 29 points, 10 rebounds 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)


Finnish 1st Division round 13 best performance: Arsene Towa - by Eurobasket News
Cameroonian forward Arsene Towa (191-F-81) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Kerava ET, receiving a Eurobasket.com 1st Division Player of the Week award for round 13.
The 30-year old player had a double-double of 31 points and 18 rebounds, while his team beat Huima (#7, 6-7) 100-90. Kerava ET maintains the 11th position in Finnish 1st Division. Kerava ET is currently ranked second from the bottom. They need more victories to improve their 4-9 record. It's Towa's second year at Kerava ET and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Arsene Towa has solid league stats. He is in league's top in points (7th best: 20.4ppg), rebounds (3rd best: 14.5rpg) and averages impressive 2.1spg and 54.6% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 31-year old Timo Riihela (193-G-80) of BC Nokia. Riihela had a very good evening with 35 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. It was enough for BC Nokia to edge the higher-ranked FoKoPo (#2, 10-3) 95-89. BC Nokia's 5th position in the standings has not changed. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 8-5 record is not bad and everything may still change. Riihela is one of the most experienced players at BC Nokia and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third on the list of top players last round was guard Miska Ahokas (198-G-90) of Ura Basket (#8). Ahokas scored 25 points and grabbed fourteen rebounds (!!!). Despite Ahokas' great performance Ura Basket lost 74-89 to slightly lower-ranked TomPo II (#9, 5-8). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Ura Basket ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 7 games, recording just six victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Ahokas could help Ura Basket to bring them higher in the standings. Ahokas has a very solid season. In 13 games in Finland he scored 12.5ppg. He also has 6.5rpg and FGP: 56.3%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Derick Nelson (196-F-86) of Lapua - 25 points and 10 rebounds
5. Kilian Cato (201-F/C-92) of Honka - 25 points and 5 rebounds
6. Treylon Manning (178-G) of Huima - 23 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists
7. Benny Valentine (170-G-87) of Lapua - 25 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Jamal Douglas (201-F-85) of Huima - 19 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
9. De Marcus Hall (201-F-85) of SayRi - 22 points and 9 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)


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. Stamper, LoKoKo21.3 
 6. Bojang, BC Nokia21.3 
 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. Ojanen, Jyvaskyla2.5 
 10. Kivinen, LoKoKo2.5 
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. Still, Lapua1.9 
 7. Ramey, Ura Basket1.9 
 8. Foreman, FoKoPo1.8 
 9. Stamper, LoKoKo1.8 
 10. Rainamaa, TomPo II1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Reijo OJANEN
  Jyvaskyla
  (192-G/F-86)
  Avg: 1
 1. Ojanen, Jyvaskyla1.0 
 2. Kopio, Honka0.9 
 3. Graham, TomPo II0.8 
 4. Setala, BC Nokia0.8 
 5. Alanen, Namika II0.8 
 6. Rainamaa, TomPo II0.7 
 7. Brown, Namika II0.6 
 8. Nelson, Lapua0.6 
 9. Mantymaa, Huima0.6 
 10. Valentine, 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. Harris, Salon Vilpas19.0 
 10. Barrett, KTP19.0 
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. Okorie, Salon Vilpas4.3 
 4. Williams, Pyrinto4.3 
 5. Wood, Karhu3.8 
 6. Sarcevic, Korihait3.8 
 7. Virtanen, Kataja3.8 
 8. Suonio, Namika Lahti3.7 
 9. Fields, KTP3.3 
 10. Kataja, Salon Vilpas3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Jeremiah WOOD
  Karhu
  (200-F-85)
  Avg: 2
 1. Wood, Karhu2.0 
 2. Fields, KTP2.0 
 3. Newson, Kataja1.9 
 4. Sarcevic, Korihait1.9 
 5. Conerly, Tarmo1.8 
 6. Heard, Tarmo1.8 
 7. Fells, Kataja1.7 
 8. Richards, ToPo1.7 
 9. Williams, Pyrinto1.7 
 10. Pekkola, LrNM.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Todd HENDLEY
  Namika Lahti
  (206-F-84)
  Avg: 1
 1. Hendley, Namika Lahti1.0 
 2. Reaves, Korihait1.0 
 3. Lewis, LrNM.0.9 
 4. Heard, Tarmo0.8 
 5. Blanchard, ToPo0.8 
 6. Belser, Honka0.7 
 7. Wood, Karhu0.7 
 8. Moore, LrNM.0.7 
 9. Bailey, LrNM.0.7 
 10. Young, Tarmo0.7 


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  FRANCE   


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


Stats Leaders - ProA
Points Per Game
 Demetris NICHOLS
  Vichy
  (205-F-84)
  Avg: 19
 1. Nichols, Vichy19.0 
 2. Woodside, Gravelines17.9 
 3. Darden, Nancy17.5 
 4. Massie, Limoges17.5 
 5. Mejia, Cholet17.2 
 6. Jefferson, AS.16.4 
 7. King, Le Havre15.8 
 8. Walsh, AS.15.5 
 9. Bennett, Pau-La.15.4 
 10. Haynes, Chalon15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Rob LEWIN
  Art.Dragons
  (201-F-80)
  Avg: 9.8
 1. Lewin, Vichy9.8 
 2. Massie, Limoges9.1 
 3. Krupalija, Hyeres.9.1 
 4. Jones, Le Havre8.8 
 5. Issa, Gravelines8.6 
 6. Jefferson, AS.8.2 
 7. Koffi, Le Mans7.7 
 8. Akingbala, Nancy7.6 
 9. Darden, Nancy7.5 
 10. Sommerville, Paris-.7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Kareem REID
  Vichy
  (178-G-75)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Reid, Vichy6.3 
 2. Wright, Limoges6.3 
 3. King, Le Havre6.2 
 4. Woodside, Gravelines6.1 
 5. Linehan, Nancy5.8 
 6. Sciarra, Pau-La.5.0 
 7. Diabate, Roanne4.9 
 8. Tchicamboud, Cha.4.5 
 9. Bokolo, Gravelines4.3 
 10. Pellin, Le Mans4.3 
Steals Per Game
 John LINEHAN
  Nancy
  (175-G-78)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Linehan, Nancy3.6 
 2. Dobbins, Hyeres-T.2.3 
 3. Diot, Le Mans2.2 
 4. Walsh, AS.2.1 
 5. Causeur, Cholet2.0 
 6. Darden, Nancy2.0 
 7. Bennett, Pau-La.1.9 
 8. Sangare, Le Havre1.9 
 9. Woodside, Gravelines1.8 
 10. Dewar, Le Mans1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Cyril AKPOMEDAH
  Gravelines
  (203-F-79)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Akpomedah, Grave.1.7 
 2. Elegar, Vichy1.5 
 3. Issa, Gravelines1.3 
 4. Jefferson, AS.1.3 
 5. Koffi, Le Mans1.3 
 6. Wilkinson, Le Havre1.2 
 7. Badiane, Poitiera.1.2 
 8. Fofana, AS.1.1 
 9. Pasco, Strasbourg1.1 
 10. Lewin, Vichy1.0 


Stats Leaders - ProB
Points Per Game
 Moses SONKO
  Maurienne
  (196-F-83)
  Avg: 18.3
 1. Sonko, Maurienne18.3 
 2. Harris, Lille17.9 
 3. Gay, Fos Ouest17.7 
 4. Carter, Nanterre17.6 
 5. Siggers, Rouen17.4 
 6. Ingram, Antibes16.7 
 7. Dunn, Maurienne16.1 
 8. Davis, Le Portel15.7 
 9. Bouldin, Clermont15.5 
 10. Runkaukas, Quimper15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 James MATHIS
  Maurienne
  (199-F/C-84)
  Avg: 10.6
 1. Mathis, Maurienne10.6 
 2. Barber, Nantes10.6 
 3. Daniels, Chalons-.9.9 
 4. Monroe, Boulogne9.0 
 5. Bing, Dijon9.0 
 6. Giles, Rouen8.3 
 7. Monds, Bourg8.3 
 8. Rouse, Charleville8.0 
 9. Sneed, Maurienne7.9 
 10. McClark, Charleville7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Philippe DA SILVA
  Evreux
  (192-G-79)
  Avg: 8.9
 1. Da Silva, Evreux8.9 
 2. Downey, Nantes6.2 
 3. Williams, Le Portel5.0 
 4. Denave, St Vallier5.0 
 5. Taylor, Rouen5.0 
 6. Craven, Dijon4.9 
 7. Akono, Nanterre4.9 
 8. Patiejunas, Boulo.4.9 
 9. Darnauzan, Mauri.4.5 
 10. Ingram, Antibes4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Kyle SHILOH
  St Vallier
  (191-G-85)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Shiloh, St Vallier2.8 
 2. Daniels, Chalons-.2.8 
 3. Riley, Nanterre2.7 
 4. Sonko, Maurienne2.6 
 5. Doyne, Charleville2.6 
 6. Hachad, Fos Ouest2.4 
 7. Da Silva, Evreux2.3 
 8. Haquet, Fos Ouest2.2 
 9. Stanley, Boulogne2.1 
 10. Darnauzan, Mauri.2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Sherman GAY
  Fos Ouest
  (201-F-82)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Gay, Fos Ouest2.1 
 2. Jefferson, Quimper1.5 
 3. Barber, Nantes1.2 
 4. Monds, Bourg1.1 
 5. N''Diaye, Clermont1.1 
 6. Adjiwanou, Boula.0.9 
 7. Diakite, Chalons-.0.8 
 8. Taccoen, Lille0.8 
 9. Davis, Evreux0.8 
 10. James, Bourg0.8 


Dunn's 26 points and 8 rebounds give him ProB Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News
28-year old guard Christopher Dunn (191-G-83) put on an amazing game in the last round for Maurienne and receives a Eurobasket.com ProB Player of the Week award for round 16.
He had the game-high 26 points adding eight rebounds and five assists for Maurienne in his team's victory, helping them to beat Evreux (#2, 12-4) 96-87. Maurienne maintains the 5th position in French ProB. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Maurienne will need more victories to improve their 10-6 record. Dunn turned to be Maurienne's top player in his first season with the team. West Virginia State University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Dunn is in league's top in points (7th best: 16.1ppg).

Second best performed player last round was Korvotney Barber (201-F-87, agency: Pro One Sports) of Nantes. He is American forward in his first season at Nantes. In the last game Barber recorded impressive double-double of 26 points and 15 rebounds. Bad luck as Nantes lost that game 64-78 to the higher-ranked Fos Ouest (#4, 11-5). Nantes is still in a red zone at 14th spot in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 6-10 record. Barber is a newcomer at Nantes and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to guard Austen Rowland (186-G-81, agency: Court Side) of Le Portel (#9). Rowland scored 29 points and passed four assists. He was a key player of Le Portel, leading his team to a 90-81 win against the lower-ranked Quimper (#17, 4-12). Le Portel needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 8 victories and 8 lost games. Rowland has a very solid season. In 4 games in France he scored 15.8ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Malick Badiane (211-F/C-84) of Boulazac - 17 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Chris Daniels (200-F-82) of Chalons-Reims - 17 points, 14 rebounds and 2 assists
6. James Mathis (199-F/C-84) of Maurienne - 19 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Jason Siggers (187-G-85) of Rouen - 25 points and 9 rebounds
8. Sherman Gay (201-F-82) of Fos Ouest - 24 points and 4 rebounds
9. Sacha Massot (204-F/C-83) of Antibes - 16 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists
10. Daniel Coleman (206-F-85) of Bourg - 20 points and 5 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)


French ProA round 13 best performance: Ben Woodside - by Eurobasket News
American guard Ben Woodside (180-G-85, agency: Priority Sports) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Gravelines, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 13.
The 26-year old player got a double-double of 26 points and 11 assists, while his team Gravelines maintains the 5th position in French ProA. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Gravelines will need to avoid more loses keep or improve their 8-5 record. In the team's last game Woodside had a remarkable 62.5% from 2-point range. It's his second year at Gravelines and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Former North Dakota State University star has very solid stats this year. Woodside is in league's top in points (2nd best: 17.9ppg) and assists (4th best: 6.1apg).

The second best player in last round's games was 34-year old American Christophe Massie (206-F/C-77, agency: Court Side) of Limoges CSP Elite. Massie had a very good evening with 27 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists. Bad luck as Limoges lost that game 67-77 to the higher-ranked Cholet (#3, 10-3). This loss caused Limoges to drop to 15th position in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 4-9 record. Massie is a newcomer at Limoges, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 17.5ppg (#3). He also registered 9.1 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was Brazilian forward Joao Paulo Batista (207-F/C-81) of Le Mans Sarthe Basket (#11). Batista scored 26 points and grabbed five rebounds. He was a key player of Le Mans, leading his team to a 91-86 win against the higher-ranked Gravelines (#5, 8-5). The chances of Le Mans not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 8 games, recording just five victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Batista could try to bring Le Mans' a little bit higher in the standings. Batista has a very solid season. In 13 games in France he scored 10.9ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Antoine Mendy (198-F-83) of Pau-Lacq-Orthez - 20 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Teddy Gipson (193-G-80) of Pau-Lacq-Orthez - 15 points and 11 assists
6. Moussa Badiane (205-C-81) of Nancy - 18 points and 6 rebounds
7. J.R. Reynolds (188-G-84) of Orleans - 19 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Uche Nsonwu-Amadi (208-F/C-78) of Roanne - 10 points and 7 rebounds
9. Vincent Masingue (205-F/C-76) of Hyeres-Toulon - 12 points and 11 rebounds
10. Tremmell Darden (194-G/F-81) of Nancy - 19 points, 6 rebounds and 2 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)


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  GERMANY   


Pro B latest transfers - by Eurobasket News
Brice Brooks (201-F-86, college: Sacred Heart) appeared in Schwenningen and debuted for the team.The American Forward started his career in 2004-2005 for Sacred Heart (NCAA) and in 23 games averaged 3.8ppg, 2.5rpg, 5ast. In the last season there he improved to 12.8ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.6apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 50.5%, 3Pts: 42.9%, FT: 75.8%. In 2008-2009 moved to Kaiserslautern Braves (Germany-ProA), waived in Feb.'09: 17 games: 7.9ppg, 4.2rpg, FGP: 50.5%, 3PT: 23.3%, FT: 52.2%. The season 2009-2010 started for TV 1862 Langen (Germany-ProA) and in 6 games had 6.3ppg, 2.7rpg, FGP: 42.4%, 3PT: 14.3%, FT: 58.3%, waived in Dec.'09, in Jan.'10 moved to UBC Muenster (Germany-Regionalliga): 8 games: 17.5ppg.
Ehingen meanwhile added Fabian Boeke (211-F-86) and Ethan Niedermeyer (198-F-87). Boeke spent last few years in Washington St. (NCAA). The American Forward Ethan Niedermeyer spent four years for Portland (NCAA). In the last season there he averaged 6.7ppg, 3.1rpg, FGP: 37.7%, 3PT: 34.9%, FT: 74.1%.


Travis Walton (Ratiopharm Ulm) Postgame Thoughts To 81-69 Loss Against The Brose Baskets Bamberg - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Travis Walton (188-G-87, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Michigan St.) is a 23 year old 187cm point guard from Lima, Ohio. He is playing his first season with Ratiopharm Ulm. He played at Michigan State from 2005-2009 where he served as team captain for three consecutive years, being the 3rd in history of Michigan State school to do that. Led the Big 10 in assist to turnover ratio 2.4 to 1 and broke Magic Johnson's career assist record at Michigan State. Walton possesses great toughness, strength and leadership skills and is an exceptional defender. Last season he played shortly for Lugano Tigers (Switzerland-LNA, starting five), left in Dec.'09: 13 games: 8.9ppg, 1.2rpg, Assists-5 (4.9apg), 1.5spg, FGP: 52.6%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 85.7% before returning back to Michigan State to help the coaching staff. Some achievements that he has received were Big Ten Tournament Semifinals -06, 08, 09, Big Ten All-Defensive Team -07, 09, NCAA Sweet 16 -08, Big Ten Regular Season Champion -09, and Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year -09. He spoke to eurobasket afzer the 81-69 home loss to Bamberg.

The Brose Baskets Bamberg beat Ratiopharm Ulm 81-69. How much have they improved from your first meeting?

They are the same team I think. They just are so good on defense and when they are making shots they are hard to beat.

Did they seem like they had something to prove after their surprising loss in Duesseldorf a few days back?

No I dont think so. They came out and played hard like that always do. Theyre a very good team.

Bamberg started strong and led 48-34. Why was it so tough keeping them in check in their offense?

Yes it was tough but the toughest part was scoring on them.

Ratiopharm Ulm did play better in the third quarter, but was key for Bamberg pulling out the win?

They just played great defense.

Ratiopharm Ulm kept Anton Gavel and Brian Roberts to a combined 10 points. How frustrating is it when you are able to limit some guys, but then ex NBA player Casey Jacobson hits you with 21 points?

It was tough but thats why this is a team basketball game. You never know who is going to have a big game on that team.

How much will Chris Moss (5 years ACB Spain) be able to help Frankfurt in the paint?

I dont know. I dont worry about what league you come from I just go out there and play. Im sure he is a very good player.

How crazy was it that the Saints and Colts lost in the playoffs? Does that mean that The New England Patriots now have a clear road to winning the Superbowl?

No you never have a clear road to win anything. You always got to be ready to play.

Who was the greatest basketball player to come out of Michigan state besides Magic Johnson?

That is a tough question because we have had a lot of great players. But I guess you would have to say Steve Smith


Thanks Travis for a chat.


John Bynum (TBB Trier) Pregame Thoughts To BG Goettingen Game January 11th - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber


John Bynum (191-G-78, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement, college: Metro St.) is a 32 year old 191 cm guard from Visalia California that is playing his first season with TBB Trier. He is a good fighter, fast and good in offensive playing. He is great athlete who can shoot the ball with consistency from 3 and finish with authority on the break. He is a tremendous defender on the ball. He played college basketball at College of the Sequoias Junior College:from 1996-1998 and then transferred to Metropolitan St. (NCAA2): and played there from 1998-2000. He started his professional basketball career in 2001 in the Uk for the Solent Stars (United Kingdom-NBLConf): 31 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assist. In 2002-2003, came his first tour of duty in Germany for BSG Grevenbroich (Germany-Regionalliga): 24.7ppg, 9.2rpg, 6.7apg, 3.5spg. In 2003-2004, he played for the Ulriken Eagles (Norway-BNLO): Regular Season: 14 games: 20,1ppg, 8,1rpg, 2,5apg, 2,9spg, 0,4bpg.In 2004-2005, he was back in Germany playing for BSG Grevenbroich (Germany-2.Bundesliga): 30 games: Score-5 (26.0ppg), 7.7rpg, Ast-4 (5.4apg), 1.7spg, 2FGP: 55.5%, 3FGP: 33.3%, FT: 63.6%. In 2005-2006, he played for InterCollege Etha Engomis (Cyprus-A1): only pre-season, then joined COOCOON Baskets Weiden (Germany-2.Bundesliga, starting five): 8 games: 15.6ppg, 5.9rpg, 2.0apg, 1.6spg, 2FGP: 51%, left in Jan.'06 and later that month signed at Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (Germany-1.Bundesliga): 21 games: 7.8ppg, 2.6rpg, 1.8apg, 2FGP: 56.5%. In 2006-2007, he played for the Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (Germany-1.Bundesliga): 31 games: 5.7ppg, 2.0rpg, 2.2apg, 2FGP: 43.1%, 3FGP: 25.0%, FT: 55.9%. In 2007-2008, he played for USC Heidelberg (Germany-ProA, starting five): 14 games: 14.4ppg, 4.4rpg, Assists-5 (4.6apg), 2.3spg, 2FGP: 54%, 3FGP: 27.3%, FT: 58.5%, left in Jan.'08 due to shoulder injury, in Feb.'08 moved to Digibu Baskets Paderborn (Germany-1.Bundesliga, starting five): 13 games: 6.3ppg, 3.0rpg, 2.4apg, 2FGP: 51.8%, 3PT: 14.3%, FT: 70.0%. Last season, he played in the PRO A for Proveo Merlins Crailsheim (Germany-ProA, starting five): 27 games: 16.9ppg, 7.1rpg, Assists-3 (5.4apg), 1.1spg, FGP: 51.8%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 62.8%. He spoke with eurobasket before the game against BG Goettingen January 11th

TBB Trier will have had 13 days rest between games. How good did this long period away from the games help the team and you?


Well it seems like forever since we have played and it was a break that we all needed. I think it was good to refresh our mind and get away from ball for a couple of days.


Will a long lay off like this be more an advantage or disadvantage how it will effect how the team plays in Goettingen?


I think for us I think it was a break well needed. We will have had 5 days of practice to get back into a rhythm, but at the same time it will take us a minute to get back into a game ryhthm. I think we will be fresh which is a good thing after playing the 1st half.

What has been the focus in practice leading up to the BG Goettingen game?


We will have our first practice tomorrow,but we will prepare like we always do. We will focus on what we need to do to be successful and we will go over there stuff and get ready for them as well.


What do you remember from the first loss 70-46 in Trier?


I think in our first game against Gottingen we didnt have an identity of our team yet. We didnt know who was going to do what and everything was brand new. They beat us bad on our home court and we were embarrassed cause we knew we were better than what we showed in our first game of the season.


What has been your impression of BG Goettingen this season?


They are beginning to click on all cylinders and are playing really good basketball right now. They started off slow but they are finding out what they do well and doing it well right now. They have to be one of the hottest teams in the BBL right now.

Will Trent Meacham be able to take the role of Taylor Rochestie successfully down the stretch of the season?


He is having a great season and is playing great basketball for them. I am sure he doesnt want to be compared to anyone but he is definintley stepping up to the scoring role that Taylor Rochestie had last season.

Does the loss of Caron Butler end any hopes of the Dallas Mavericks getting Dirk Nowitzki his first NBAc title?


Of course it does, Caron Butler is a great player and a versatile player as well, but other players have to step up now which im sure that will happen cause they are a pretty deep team, but we will see who is able to do that for the Mavs.

TBB Trier shot poorly and were outrebounded, but did a good job with only 10 turnovers. Since that game BG Goettingen is very much improved. What will be vital in getting the win in the always tough Lok Halle?

We have to take care of the ball again and just make shots. We have to find a way to sustain runs because basketball is a game of runs and we have to just stay positive and not let the crowd get too involved.


What was the last DVD that you saw?


He is just not into you.

Thanks John for the chat



MBC Let Vassil Evtimov Go As Johnnie Gilbert Returns - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
The Mitteldeutscher BC have decided to not extend the three month short term contract of French/Bulgarian Vassil Evtimov (207-C/F-77, agency: Interperformances, college: N.Carolina) Evtimov came to MBC at the start of October 2010 to help the injury prone club as Velimir Radinovic and Johnnie Gilbert (203-F-82, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement, college: Oklahoma) had injuries. Radinovic is playing again and Gilbert has been practicing with the team since two weeks and seems ready to go again and due to the import regulation, the team was unable to keep the big 207cm power forward. Evtimov was quite successful in his short stay in Weissenfels giving the club a big boost under the hoops as he averaged 5,3ppg and 7,0rpg in 11 games. He had two double double games and his best result was a 11 point 17 rebound effort against The Gloria Giants Duesseldorf. Nobody will forget his 23 meter buzzer beater a few months ago. 'We thank Vasco for his help and buzzer beater that thrilled the crowd. Vasco always gave everything for the team and maybe we will see him a second time. At the same time we are looking forward to having MBC veteran Johnnie Gilbert (203-F-82, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement, college: Oklahoma) and we hope that he finds his form quick', stated MBC manager Martin Geissler

Source: MBC




Kevin Hamilton (New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig) Postgame Thoughts To 93-82 Win Against BBC Bayreuth - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Kevin Hamilton (193-G-84, agency: Limelight Hoops, college: Holy Cross) is a 26 year old 193cm guard from Queens Village, New York. This season, he is playing for The New York Phantoms Braunschweig. He played at Holy Cross from 2002-2006 and played together with ex Skyliner Keith Simmons. In his senior year, he played 31 games averaging 17.6ppg, 6.3rpg, 3.5apg, 3.3spg, FG: 38.1%, 3PT: 33.2%, FT: 77.7%. In his rookie season 2006-2007, he came to Europe and played in Poland for Polpak Swiecie playing 19 games and averaging 13.0ppg, 4.5rpg, 3.8apg, Steals-2 (2.3spg), 2FGP: 44.8%, 3PT: 38.2%, FT: 64.2%. In 2007-2008, he played in France for Besancon Basket Comte Doubs (France-ProB) playing 2 games and averaging 6.0ppg, 2.5rpg, 2.5apg. He also had a short tenure in Mexico with Pioneros de Quintana Roo-Cancun. In 2008-2009, he returned back to Poland to play for SKK Kotwica Kolobrzeg playing 32 games averaging 11.0ppg, 5.1rpg, Assists-1 (6.4apg), Steals-1 (2.8spg), FGP: 43.6%, 3PT: 32.6%, FT: 66.5%. He was not lazy in the last three summers staying in game shape and playing in Puerto Rico playing 90 games. In tue summer of 2009, he played for Indios de Mayaguez playing 35 games and averaging 10.5ppg, 4.7rpg, Assists-3 (6.3apg), Steals-2 (1.7spg), FGP: 45.4%, 3PT: 28.1%, FT: 70.6%. His father was a draft pick of The Boston Celtics in 1980. Last season, he played his first season in Braunschweig playing 39 games: 10.1ppg, 3.8rpg, Assists-3 (5.4apg), Steals-2 (1.9spg), FGP: 63.7%, 3PT: 33.9%, FT: 77.6%. He spoke to eurobasket following the 93-82 win in Bayreuth

Congrats on the 93-82 win in Bayreuth. How did you like the gym and atmosphere? what wont you forget from this game?


The atmosphere was great. I won't forget how brandon played !

It seems like the New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig have nerves as strong as steel. How have the nerves of the team grown?

I think from just making adjustments on our own on the court and trusting each other.

A slow start by Braunschweig as BBC Bayreuth led 27-17 afte rone quarter. Why was Braunschweig trailing by 10 points?


Campbell was really hot to start the game. And we weren't really able to get a rhythm offensively.

What adjustments did Braunschweig make in the second quarter to get the game tied at 43-43 at halftime?

We really were not told to make any adjustments. Lamar, Brandon and Tony were able to make some shots so the momentum shifted.

There were 8 lead changes in the third quarter, but Braunschweig pulled away in the fourth quarter to win. What was key in the fourth for getting the 8th win of the last 10 games?

I think we have just have the will to win right now, and we have been able to come up with some big plays in big moments.

Is Pete Campbell the best three point shooter at the moment in the BEKO BBL? Do you think he will win the three point shooting contest at the 2011 BEKO BBL Allstar game?


He is definitely one of the better ones. If he shoots the way he did against us I am sure he will win.

Brandon Thomas seemed to be in the zone. What was your favorite Thomas highlight of the game?

I am not sure. He had a lot but I would have to say when he had back to back dunks in the second quarter. It looked real nice from the bench lol.

What was your favorite movie of 2010?


Inception.

Thanks Kev for the chat.


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Second Division - Day 10: Outcome of the week - by Chris Mammides
Egaleo - Diagoras Rodou 71-69
A derby took place in Egaleo where the home team needed the very last second to secure the victory even though in the game and especially in the third quarter we had differences of 15- 16 points for the home team,
Quarters: 25-18, 42-35, 57-47, 71-69.
Egaleo: Papadakis 18, Siristatidis 15, Gkeros 11, Mitropoulos 11
Diagoras: Agapiadis 10, Ekine 13, Panagiotarakos 12, Pardakas 14.

OFI - N. Kiffisia 99-80
The islanders from Irakleio face no problem against one of the strongest teams of the division and beat them with 19 points difference. Only the first half was a derby as after the 23rd minute, Alexis Bardas (189-F-81), Balafas and Tsakiridis took over the initiatives of the game and against the tired Savas Nikitakis (184-G-76) thrashed the team of the North Suburb areas of Athens.
Quarters: 27-28, 44-42, 69-57, 99-80.
OFI: Alexis Bardas 21, Tsakiridis 16, Karadolamis 13, Balafas 17, Panagakis 12, Souflias 11
N. Kifisia: Savas Nikitakis 25, Papadopoulos 15, Menoudakos 10, Limperopoulos 11

MENT - Filippos Veroias 57-45
A very poor game took place in Thessaloniki where the home team of MENT beat quite easy the weak team of Filippos Veroias.
Quarters: 13-11, 30-24, 40-34, 57-45.
MENT : Dalpas 17
Filippos Veroias: V. Mavridis 17

Anagennisi Flogas - Stratoni 90-82
The first game without their top scorer and rebounder Savvas Manoussos being history from the team of Anagennisi was positive as Efthimis Kothras (193-G-81) and Lefteris Galanidis (188-G-87) played on behalf of Manousos too.
Quarters: 12-20, 44-37, 60-61, 90-82.
Anagennisi Floga : Lefteris Galanidis 23, Onasoglou 11, Efthimis Kothras 27, Foutsitzis 12
Sttratoni: Kokolios 17, Dislis 17, Kigmetoglou 11, Koutouratzoglou 11

Doukas - Aiolos 79-78
The derby which took place in Doukas could easily being a great road win for the Trikala team who lost the game mainly due to their incompetence and lack of experience to keep the score and be able to score in the very last offence of the game. The extra five minutes needed by Doukas found the home team to celebrate a crucial win.
Quarters: 19-21, 41-37, 56-57, 71-71 and in OT 79-78.
Doukas: Kimonas Lehoudis (205-F-83) 21, Mihaloglou 15, Kakkavas 18, Papakonstantinou 10.
Aiolos : Lepeniotis 12, Perrotis 13, Fountas 15, Giannaletsos 15.

Perama Aias Evosmou 88-68
Nikos Liakopoulos (191-G-83, agency: FCM) team-mates won another game with characteristic easiness as they took the lead from the beginning and the deficit went up to 25 points.
Quarters: 28-15, 50-30, 63-52, 88-68.
Perama: Nikos Liakopoulos 22, Tsarouhas 15, Emmanouilidis 18, Skoutaris 13.
AIAS: Giorgos Asimakis (195-F-83) 23, Marousits 11, Georgoulas 12.

Doxa Lefkadas - Megas Alexandros 94-60
The islanders of Coach Vournas succeeded another great victory over the not so strong team of M. Alexandros. Vagenas and Giannoukakis show no mercy against Tassos Dimas (195-F/C-88) who was trying all alone to cut the deficit for his team.
Quarters: 15-18, 45-32, 77-48, 94-60.
Doxa: Godopoulos 12, Vagenas 17, Str. Papadopoulos 16, Giannoukakis 16.
M. Alexandros: Tassos Dimas 22



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
 Cedric SIMMONS
  Kavala
  (206-F/C-86)
  Avg: 9.5
 1. Simmons, Kavala9.5 
 2. Looby, Peristeri GS8.6 
 3. Thompson, Ikaros8.6 
 4. Bagaric, Marousi8.2 
 5. Tucker, Aris7.9 
 6. Kalathis, VAP K.7.7 
 7. Papadopoulos, PAOK7.5 
 8. Jazvin, Iraklis7.0 
 9. Kommatos, Marousi6.5 
 10. Bourousis, Olympiakos6.3 
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. Calathes, Panathin.3.4 
 10. Kojadinovic, Marousi3.4 
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. Kojadinovic, Marousi1.8 
 7. Jamon Lukas, Olymp.1.8 
 8. Carroll, Ikaros1.8 
 9. Baxter, Ilysiakos1.8 
 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. Nesterovic, Olymp.0.7 


Greek A2 round 9 best performance: Fragiskos Amato - by Eurobasket News
Power forward Fragiskos Amato (205-F/C-78, agency: FCM) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Near East, receiving a Eurobasket.com A2 Player of the Week award for round 9.
The 33-year old player had a double-double of 27 points and 14 rebounds, while his team Near East maintains the 14th position in Greek A2. Near East is rather a weak team placed in lower part in the standings. But it was their 6th lost game this season out of 9 games. Amato turned to be Near East's top player in his first season with the team. Fragiskos Amato has solid league stats. He is in league's top in rebounds (3rd best: 8.4rpg) and averages impressive 58.2% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 30-year old Kostas Vardavas (193-G-81) of Amyntas Dafnis Athens. Vardavas had a very good evening with a double-double of 22 points and 11 rebounds. Bad luck as Amyntas Dafnis lost that game 74-80 to the higher-ranked Arkadikos (#5, 6-3). This loss caused Amyntas Dafnis to drop to 13th position in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 3-6 record. Vardavas is a newcomer at Amyntas Dafnis, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 15.8ppg (#8). He also registered 6.7 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was Serbian center Damir Latovic (204-C-80) of league's second-best AGOR. Latovic scored 22 points and grabbed ten rebounds. He was a key player of AGOR, leading his team to a 79-72 win against the lower-ranked Periko/Arhelaos (#12, 4-6). AGOR needs these victories very badly if they think about taking over top position in the standings. Their record at this point is 7 victories and 3 lost games. Latovic has a great season in Greece. After only 9 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 7.7rpg (5th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Kostas Tsotsos (205-F/C-83) of Olimpiada - 24 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Tasos Dimitriadis (201-C-82) of Koroivos - 19 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Giannis Kakiouzis (205-F-78) of Lavrio - 26 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Filipp Simeonidis (204-F-80) of Ikaroi Serron - 20 points and 8 rebounds
8. Sakis Veskoukis (195-G-80) of Olimpiada - 22 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Giorgos Charalabakis (201-F-75) of Panerythraikos - 24 points and 6 rebounds
10. Fotis Vasilopoulos (187-G-86) of Pagrati - 23 points, 5 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)


P.J. Tucker claims Greek A1 weekly honour - by Eurobasket News
American P.J. Tucker (198-F-85) had an amazing evening in the last round for Aris Thessaloniki and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 11.
The 26-year old forward had a double-double of 28 points and twelve rebounds, while his team beat AEK (#10, 4-7) 74-65. Aris is placed at 3rd position in Greek A1. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Aris will need more victories to improve their 7-4 record. Tucker turned to be Aris' top player in his first season with the team. The University of Texas graduate has very impressive stats this year. Tucker is in league's top in points (5th best: 15.4ppg), rebounds (6th best: 7.9rpg) and averages solid 56.1% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 28-year old American forward Steven Smith (203-F-83) of Panellinios. Smith impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 22 points and 14 rebounds. Of course he lead Panellinios to another comfortable win 71-58 over the higher-ranked VAP Kolossos (#7, 6-5) being unquestionably team leader. This victory allowed Panellinios to move up to 12th position in the standings. 8 lost games are too many comparing to just three victories Panellinios managed to get this year. Smith is a newcomer at Panellinios 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 Alexis Kiritsis (198-G-82) of Ilysiakos Athens (#14). Kiritsis showcased his all-around game by recording 21 points, five rebounds and five assists in the last round. Despite Kiritsis' great performance Ilysiakos lost 75-80 to the higher-ranked Marousi (#6, 6-5). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. Ilysiakos can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have extremely bad season and 1-10 record places them at the very bottom of the standings. Too bad for Kiritsis he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Kiritsis has individually a great season in Greece. After 10 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 15.7ppg (4th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Ioannis Bourousis (212-C-83) of Olympiakos - 19 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Milos Vujanic (192-G-80) of Panionios - 26 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists
6. David Huertas (196-G-87) of Marousi - 21 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Nikos Barlos (202-F-79) of Panionios - 17 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Stratos Perperoglou (203-G/F-84) of Panathinaikos - 17 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Deon Thompson (203-F-88) of Ikaros - 16 points and 9 rebounds
10. Matt Bouldin (196-G-88) of Iraklis - 19 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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Results Dutch Basketball League - by Sanders Jackson
This weekend in Dutch basketball action, defending Dutch champion GasTerra Flames Groningen once again had to dig themselves out of a hole before eventually pulling away from WCAA Giants Bergen op Zoom to get the win. Meanwhile it was business as usual for the leagues hottest team ZZ Leiden, winning on the road in Weert. In the Horstacker Magixx KidsRights Nijmegen won in a track meet over De Friesland Aris, and ABC Amsterdams strong defensive effort helped them topple last-place Rotterdam Challengers.

In the 2nd game this week in the Martiniplaza, Gas Terra Flames found themselves once again struggling with an inferior opponent, being at one point in the 1st half with a 35-18 deficit. But a strong defensive effort in the 3rd quarter and rebounding helped the Flames get the edge it needed, cruising to an 80-62 win. John Turek (205-F/C-83, college: Nebraska) and Robby Bostain (194-G/F-84, college: Furman) led the Flames with 14 pts. each, Jason Dourisseau added 13, Matt Haraysz had a double-double of 12 pts. and 16 rebounds and Jason Ellis puled down 11 boards.
The Flames are still trying to find themselves since the boards decision to announce that head coach Marco van den Berg will not receive a contract extension. All of this, combined with the EuroCup adventures, seems to have taken a toll on the club team, at the expense of the coaching staff and players. It is blatantly obvious from judging the recent happenings in that this decision has done more harm than good. To the players and coaching staff credit, they continue to keep giving their best effort and doing what it takes to win. We will see what happens when the smoke clears at the end of the season. But regardless, someone will have some explaining to do if the results prove otherwise.

In Weert, ZZ Leiden continued on their excellent run in the league standings, winning its 12th straight at the expense of BS Weert, winning 83-75. The strong team defense of the guests forced the limburgers to cough up the ball 21 times. ZZ led at one point in the 3rd quarter 64-49 thanks to strong play from PG Thomas Jackson (175-G-80, college: Butler) and Monta McGhee (198-F-79, college: Lewis). From then on the guests had no threat to lose their grip on the game. McGhee led all scorers with 21 pts. and Jackson added 19. Trey McDowell led the Limburgers with 15. ZZ Leiden remains on the heels of Gas Terra Flames in the DBL standings, one game behind at 16-3.

In the Horstacker Magixx KidsRights Nijmegen win in a shootout over DeFriesland Aris Leeuwarden, winning a 100-95 thriller. It was a tight game from start to finish. The home team found themselves down with 1:47 remaining, but from then Magixx closed the game out on a 9-0 finish. Brian Laing had one of the best individual performances of the DBL season, scoring a season-high 41 pts., making 12 field goals and also 9 rebounds. Zaire Taylor added 19 and Nick Oudendag added 15. Manny Adako led Aris with a season-high 31 pts. and Mark Sanchez added 25 pts. Magixx improves to 12-8 and in 4th place in the DBL standings.

In Rotterdam, ABC Amsterdam continued their mastery of Rotterdam Challengers, with a strong defensive effort, particularly in the 3rd quarter, winning convincingly, 62-49. The team of head coach Hakim Salem held the Rotterdammers to only 4 (!) points in the 3rd quarter, 39% FG overall. Jessey Voorn led ABC in scoring with 15 pts. ABC Amsterdam improves to 8-12 in the standings.



Standings - Promotie Divisie
Prom.Divisie Standings
 1. Binnenland 8-3 
 2. Red Giants 8-3 
 3. Dehoppers 7-2 
 4. Goba 7-3 
 5. Groene 7-3 
 6. Almonte 7-5 
 7. Cangeroes 7-5 
 8. Leiden 2 6-4 
 9. Hoofddorp 5-5 
 10. Amsterdam 2 4-6 
 11. Akrides 4-8 
 12. Punch 2-9 
 13. Black Eagles 2-10 
 14. Wildcats 1-9 


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. Jackson, ZZ Leiden2.3 
 4. Bostain, GasTerra2.3 
 5. Dourisseau, GasTe.2.3 
 6. Taylor, Magixx2.3 
 7. Kimbrough, Giants2.2 
 8. McGhee, ZZ Leiden2.0 
 9. McDowell, BS Weert2.0 
 10. Williams, DeFriesland2.0 
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. Hamm, BS Weert0.8 
 8. Strong, Landstede0.8 
 9. McDermott, Magixx0.8 
 10. Mullery, Landstede0.8 


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  HUNGARY   


Best players of Hungarian A Division round 15 - by Eurobasket News
Experienced American Brooks Sales (208-C/F-80) had an amazing evening in the last round for Atomeromu SE Paks and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 15.
The 31-year old had a double-double of 30 points and fifteen rebounds, while his team beat PVSK Pannon (#8, 6-8) 78-69. Atomeromu maintains the 3rd position in Hungarian A Division. They are still close to the very top. Atomeromu would have been even better if they kept winning the games like in the last round. They have a solid 12-3 record. In the team's last game Sales had a remarkable 62.5% from 2-point range. He turned to be Atomeromu's top player in his first season with the team. Villanova University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Sales. Sales is in league's top in points (6th best: 19.7ppg) and averages solid 1.1bpg,2.4spg and 61.2% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 27-year old American guard Lorenzo Williams (191-G-84, agency: Court Side) of ZTE KK. Williams impressed basketball fans with 26 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. Of course ZTE KK cruised to a 84-72 relatively comfortable win over the lower-ranked Szedeak (#9, 6-9). ZTE KK's 6th position in has not changed. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 9-6 record is not bad and everything may still change. Williams is a newcomer at ZTE KK 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 American Obie Trotter (186-G-84, agency: Court Side) of top-ranked Szolnoki Olajbanyasz. Trotter showcased his all-around game by recording 16 points, five rebounds and thirteen assists (!!!) in the last round. He was a key player of Szolnok, leading his team to a 96-60 easy win against the lower-ranked Kaposvari (#12, 4-10). Szolnok confirms their top position in Trotter has a great season in Hungary. After 14 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in assists with 6.5apg (2nd best). He also has 2.9spg and FGP: 68.2%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Josip Glavinic (192-G-82) of PVSK Pannon - 23 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists
5. Emmanuel Dies (204-F/C-77) of Kormend - 22 points and 8 rebounds
6. Rashad Bell (201-F-82) of Kormend - 21 points and 9 rebounds
7. Laszlo Czigler (215-C-71) of Marso-Vagep - 22 points and 9 rebounds
8. Kyle Wilson (206-F-83) of ZTE KK - 18 points and 10 rebounds
9. Adam Hanga (201-G-89) of Albacomp - 15 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists
10. Darian Townes (208-F/C-84) of Soproni - 15 points and 14 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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  ICELAND   


Post Christmas Break - 1/10/2011 - by Inge Semaj
Semaj here again just wanted to give the latest updates with what has been going on after the holiday break. Last week was the 12 game of the season for the league. My team, Haukar was match up against Hamar. This was a big game for us as far as the standings are concerned. Our team played very well. We have been working on our defense a lot more in practice and it is beginning to translate to wins in games. Hopefully we can improve on our defense even more as we head into post season play.

We also played a cup game. We played against one more respectable teams in Iceland, Njarvk. Lately they have been struggling so we wanted to capitalize on that, and we did. With the win that placed us in the semi-finals for the cup, which is good but it would be more fulfilling to win the entire thing!

Until next time, signing out Semaj Inge


Stats Leaders (Men)
Points Per Game
 Lazar TRIFUNOVIC
  Keflavik
  (203-F-87)
  Avg: 25
 1. Trifunovic, Keflavik25.0 
 2. Inge, Haukar23.7 
 3. Biedler, IR22.8 
 4. Dabney, Hamar22.7 
 5. Amoroso, Snaefell22.4 
 6. Robinson, Haukar22.0 
 7. Smith, Grindavik21.6 
 8. Smith, Njardvik21.0 
 9. Burton, Snaefell20.6 
 10. Shouse, Stjarnan20.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Gerald ROBINSON
  Haukar
  (204-F-84)
  Avg: 14.9
 1. Robinson, Haukar14.9 
 2. Biedler, IR12.5 
 3. Ermolinskij, KR12.3 
 4. Pettinella, Grindavik11.3 
 5. Amoroso, Snaefell11.2 
 6. Trifunovic, Keflavik11.1 
 7. Fain, Tindastoll11.0 
 8. Stywall, Fjolnir9.8 
 9. Suljic, KFI9.5 
 10. Smith, Njardvik9.3 
Assists Per Game
 Aegir STEINARSSON
  Fjolnir
  (182-G-91)
  Avg: 8.8
 1. Steinarsson, Fjolnir8.8 
 2. Ermolinskij, KR8.2 
 3. Vilhjalmsson, Kefla.7.8 
 4. Smith, Grindavik7.0 
 5. Haraldsson, Haukar6.6 
 6. Burton, Snaefell6.3 
 7. Cunningham, Tinda.5.9 
 8. Schoen, KFI5.5 
 9. Inge, Haukar5.4 
 10. Arnarson, Hamar5.1 
Steals Per Game
 Craig SCHOEN
  KFI
  (178-G-83)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Schoen, KFI3.3 
 2. Dabney, Hamar3.2 
 3. Inge, Haukar3.2 
 4. Fain, Tindastoll3.1 
 5. Biedler, IR2.7 
 6. Rivers, Tindastoll2.6 
 7. Sigurgeirsso., Snaef.2.3 
 8. Shouse, Stjarnan2.3 
 9. Kitanovic, Tindastoll2.3 
 10. Haraldsson, Haukar2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Christopher SMITH
  Njardvik
  (198-F-82)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Smith, Njardvik2.9 
 2. Nathanaelsso., Ham.2.7 
 3. Fain, Tindastoll1.9 
 4. Biedler, IR1.8 
 5. Savarsson, Grind.1.8 
 6. Pettinella, Grindavik1.5 
 7. Hafsteinsson, Fjolnir1.4 
 8. Helgason, Stjarnan1.3 
 9. Inge, Haukar1.2 
 10. Magnusson, KR1.0 


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  IRAN   


Standings - Superleague
Superleague Standings
 1. Mahram 3-0 
 2. Petrochimi 3-0 
 3. Zob Ahan 2-0 
 4. Caspian 2-1 
 5. T.E.Kashan 2-1 
 6. Tarabari Qom 2-2 
 7. Gorgan 2-2 
 8. Azad 1-2 
 9. Shahrekord 1-2 
 10. B.A. Shiraz 0-2 
 11. M.H.Ahvaz 0-3 
 12. Pouya 0-3 


Gorgan Lose at Home; Tozin Electric Win at Home... - by Mohammad Ahmadi
Gorgan Basketball Club had their 2nd Lost at Home in 4th Week of Iran Superleague Basketball 2010-2011. Its the Second time that Gorgan Fans are watching other team's victory versus Gorgan club and they don't seem happy with Coach Kabir and Import Players. Ian Young had 25 points in tooday game against Tarabari Qom (Tarabari won 78-71) but he had 5 of 12 in 3pts and 3 of 10 in 2pts and its not a good statistic for an import player. He also had 2 of 8 in 2pts in last game against Petrochimi. At the other hand, Sasa Cuic had only 9 points against Petrochimi and 11 points in today game but Fans expect better performance and they believe that Coach Kabir made mistake by choosing these players and he could sign really better available players.

At the other Hand, Tozin Electric Kashan have won their Two Home games and their Fans are happy in Home games. They won Melli Haffari of Ahvaz Today in Kashan.
Petrochimi, Shiraz B.A and ZobAhan won their games today and passed 4th week successfully.

The Best game of this week was ZobAhan against Azad University that Score was 73-73 in last 10 seconds and Hamed Afagh (190-G-83) made a Foul-Goal 3pts in last seconds and scored 4 points and made the score 73-77 for ZobAhan. Just Like last season, Kevin Sheppard was Superstar of Azad University and did everything in the game and other players like Morning, Tadjik and Nabipour were helping him to beat ZobAhan but they couldn't control the last seconds shot.


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  IRELAND   


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


Stats Leaders - Men
Points Per Game
 Clayton LONGMIRE
  Belfast Star
  (201-F-84)
  Avg: 29.7
 1. Longmire, Belfast .29.7 
 2. Bonaparte, Neptune29.3 
 3. Van, UCC Demons24.2 
 4. Turner, Killester23.6 
 5. Mitchell, UL Ea.23.6 
 6. Foley, Ulster Elks23.2 
 7. Crowder, UCD M.22.9 
 8. De La Cruz, Ulster E.21.8 
 9. Ambler, Moycullen21.1 
 10. O''Reilly, UCC D.15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Cameron MITCHELL
  UL Eagles
  (201-F/C-88)
  Avg: 14.9
 1. Mitchell, UL Ea.14.9 
 2. Van, UCC Demons13.8 
 3. Ambler, Moycullen13.6 
 4. De La Cruz, Ulster E.12.6 
 5. Crowder, UCD M.10.8 
 6. Turner, Killester10.6 
 7. Bonaparte, Neptune9.8 
 8. Provizors, DCU S.9.8 
 9. Longmire, Belfast .9.2 
 10. Trimmer, DCU S.8.8 
Assists Per Game
 Scott KINEVANE
  UL Eagles
  (175-G-87)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Kinevane, UL Eagles6.7 
 2. Donnelly, DCU S.6.0 
 3. Meany, UCD Marian5.3 
 4. Drumm, Ulster Elks4.4 
 5. Noonan, Neptune4.2 
 6. Clarke, Killester3.5 
 7. McVeigh, Belfast .3.4 
 8. Westbrooks, Killester3.4 
 9. Turner, Killester3.3 
 10. Foley, Ulster Elks3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Michael MCGINN
  Neptune
  (183-G-82)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. McGinn, Neptune3.4 
 2. Donnelly, DCU S.2.8 
 3. Crowder, UCD M.2.5 
 4. Lacey, DCU Saints2.4 
 5. Noonan, Neptune2.4 
 6. Westbrooks, Killester2.4 
 7. Turner, Killester2.3 
 8. Nihill, Moycullen2.3 
 9. Darling, DCU Saints2.2 
 10. Dowd, Moycullen2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Marcus VAN
  UCC Demons
  (201-F/C-85)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Van, UCC Demons2.6 
 2. Bonaparte, Neptune2.4 
 3. Turner, Killester2.3 
 4. Baynes, UCD Marian2.3 
 5. Trimmer, DCU S.2.0 
 6. Longmire, Belfast .1.7 
 7. De La Cruz, Ulster E.1.3 
 8. Ambler, Moycullen1.2 
 9. Crowder, UCD M.1.0 
 10. Duggan, UCC Demons1.0 


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  ISRAEL   


Standings - BSL
Premier League Standings
 1. Maccabi T-A 12-1 
 2. Maccabi Ashdod 8-5 
 3. Hapoel J-M 8-5 
 4. Galil Gilboa 7-6 
 5. Bnei Hasharon 7-6 
 6. Hapoel Holon 5-7 
 7. Maccabi Rishon 5-7 
 8. Elitzur Netanya 4-9 
 9. Ironi Ashkelon 4-9 
 10. Maccabi Haifa 3-8 


Premier League Round 13 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News
The biggest surprise of round 13 was guest Hapoel J-M's (8-5) road victory over Galil Gilboa (#4) 74-73 on Thursday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Galil Gilboa. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Galil Gilboa won third quarter 21-15. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American guard Willie Solomon (187-78, college: Clemson) fired 16 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. International forward Lior Hakmon (202-85, agency: Gross Zeev ISA) chipped in 13 points and 5 rebounds. American guard Rodney Green (196-88, college: La Salle) produced 22 points for lost side. Hapoel J-M moved-up to second place, which they share with Maccabi Ashdod. Defending champion Galil Gilboa keeps the fourth position with six games lost. They share it with Bnei Hasharon. Hapoel J-M is looking forward to face Ironi Ashkelon (#9) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Galil Gilboa will play against Maccabi Rishon (#7) in Rishon Le-Zion and is hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
Bottom-ranked Ironi Ashkelon managed to get a fourth victory, breaking the series of three consecutive loses. This time they won against ninth-ranked Maccabi Haifa 99-91. The game was dominated by American players. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Rahshon Turner (201-75, college: Fairleigh Dickinson, agency: Hart Sports Mngm) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 24 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. Desmon Farmer contributed with 28 points and 4 assists for the winners. Ironi Ashkelon's coach Ariel Beit-Halamy allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Guard Frank Robinson (193-84, college: Cal.St. Fullerton, agency: Priority Sports) answered with 25 points and 6 rebounds for Maccabi Haifa. Ironi Ashkelon (4-9) moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Elitzur Netanya. Maccabi Haifa at the other side dropped to the bottom position with eight games lost. Ironi Ashkelon will play against higher ranked Hapoel J-M (#3) in Jerusalem in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Maccabi Haifa will play at home against Bnei Hasharon (#5) in Hod Hasharon and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Leader Maccabi T-A delivered the twelfth victory on Thursday night. This time they beat 7th ranked Maccabi Rishon (5-7) 88-74 in Tel-Aviv. Richard Hendrix stepped up and scored 16 points, 6 rebounds and 7 blocks for the winners. At the losing side Dwayne Mitchell responded with 20 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Maccabi T-A (12-1) have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They maintain first place. Loser Maccabi Rishon dropped to the sixth position with seven games lost. They share it with Hapoel Holon. Maccabi T-A will meet Hapoel Holon (#6) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Maccabi Rishon will play against Galil Gilboa and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Holon was quite interesting. Second ranked Maccabi Ashdod (8-5) played at the court of 6th ranked Hapoel Holon (5-7). Maccabi Ashdod defeated Hapoel Holon 86-70. The game was also dominated by American players. Josh Carter nailed 25 points and 8 rebounds for the winning side. Newly promoted Maccabi Ashdod maintains second place with 8-5 record having four points less than leader Maccabi T-A, which they share with Hapoel J-M. Hapoel Holon at the other side keeps the sixth position with seven games lost. Maccabi Ashdod's next round opponent will be Elitzur Netanya (#8) on the road which should be theoretically an easy game. Hapoel Holon will play against the league's leader Maccabi T-A in Tel-Aviv.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Hod Hasharon. Local Bnei Hasharon (7-6) outscored 8th ranked Elitzur Netanya (4-9) 89-68 on Thursday night. American players dominated the game. Lee Nailon fired 27 points and 9 rebounds 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. Bnei Hasharon moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Galil Gilboa. Loser Elitzur Netanya keeps the eighth position with nine games lost. Bnei Hasharon will face bottom-ranked Maccabi Haifa (#10) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Elitzur Netanya will play against the league's second-placed Maccabi Ashdod.

The best stats of 13th round was 20 points, 15 rebounds and 6 blocks by Shawn James of Bnei Hasharon.


Ironi Ashkelon - Maccabi Haifa 99-91

Bottom-ranked Ironi Ashkelon managed to get a fourth victory, breaking the series of three consecutive loses. This time they won against ninth-ranked Maccabi Haifa 99-91. It looked good early as Maccabi Haifa took an 9-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Ironi Ashkelon took control and eventually winning the game that evening by 8 points. They made 25-of-30 charity shots (83.3 percent) during the game. Ironi Ashkelon forced 19 Maccabi Haifa turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. The game was dominated by American players. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Rahshon Turner (201-75, college: Fairleigh Dickinson, agency: Hart Sports Mngm) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 24 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. Guard Desmon Farmer (195-81, college: USC) contributed with 28 points and 4 assists for the winners. Ironi Ashkelon's coach Ariel Beit-Halamy allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Guard Frank Robinson (193-84, college: Cal.St. Fullerton, agency: Priority Sports) answered with 25 points and 6 rebounds and forward Marco Killingsworth (203-82, college: Indiana) added 19 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) in the effort for Maccabi Haifa. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Ironi Ashkelon (4-9) moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Elitzur Netanya. Maccabi Haifa at the other side dropped to the bottom position with eight games lost. Ironi Ashkelon will play against higher ranked Hapoel J-M (#3) in Jerusalem in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Maccabi Haifa will play at home against Bnei Hasharon (#5) in Hod Hasharon and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Ironi Ashkelon: D.Farmer 28+2reb+4ast, R.Turner 24+11reb+4ast, T.Terrell 18+6reb+2ast, D.Hagag 12+3reb+7ast, G.Porat 9+1reb, L.Lifshitz 3+2ast
Maccabi Haifa: F.Robinson 25+6reb+3ast, S.Landesberg 19+3reb+5ast, M.Killingsworth 19+6reb+5ast, B.Rothbart 12+7reb+2ast, D.Low 8+2reb+5ast, R.Webb 4+1reb
gschID: 105478


Bnei Hasharon - Elitzur Netanya 89-68

The game with biggest result difference took place in Hod Hasharon. Local Bnei Hasharon (7-6) outscored 8th ranked Elitzur Netanya (4-9) 89-68 on Thursday night. The game was mostly controlled by Bnei Hasharon. Elitzur Netanya managed to win fourth quarter 24-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Bnei Hasharon made 17-of-21 free shots (81.0 percent) during the game. Bnei Hasharon had a 27-16 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Bnei Hasharon made 8 blocks. American players dominated the game. Forward Lee Nailon (204-75, college: TCU) fired 27 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Power forward Shawn James (208-83, college: Northeastern, agency: ZAG Advocates) chipped in a double-double by scoring 20 points, 15 rebounds and 6 blocks. Four Bnei Hasharon players scored in double figures. Power forward Elton Brown (206-83, college: Virginia, agency: Impact Basketball) produced 7 points and 10 rebounds and swingman Tony Washam (198-82, college: St.Vincent) added 13 points respectively for lost side. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Bnei Hasharon moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Galil Gilboa. Loser Elitzur Netanya keeps the eighth position with nine games lost. Bnei Hasharon will face bottom-ranked Maccabi Haifa (#10) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Elitzur Netanya will play against the league's second-placed Maccabi Ashdod.
Top scorers:
Bnei Hasharon: L.Nailon 27+9reb+2ast, S.James 20+15reb+2ast, F.Rivera 14+1reb+4ast, D.Grunfeld 13+8reb+2ast, S.Shason 5+2ast, B.Rice 4+1reb+1ast
Elitzur Netanya: T.Washam 13+3reb+1ast, R.Travis 10+5reb+2ast, D.Asenti 9+1reb+1ast, T.Younger 9+5reb+1ast, C.Watson 8+1reb, E.Brown 7+10reb+1ast
gschID: 105479


Galil Gilboa - Hapoel J-M 73-74

The biggest surprise of round 13 was guest Hapoel J-M's (8-5) road victory over Galil Gilboa (#4) 74-73 on Thursday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Galil Gilboa. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Galil Gilboa won third quarter 21-15. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American guard Willie Solomon (187-78, college: Clemson) fired 16 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. International forward Lior Hakmon (202-85, agency: Gross Zeev ISA) chipped in 13 points and 5 rebounds. American guard Rodney Green (196-88, college: La Salle) produced 22 points and international power forward Ido Kozikaro (203-78) added 12 points and 8 rebounds respectively for lost side. Hapoel J-M moved-up to second place, which they share with Maccabi Ashdod. Defending champion Galil Gilboa keeps the fourth position with six games lost. They share it with Bnei Hasharon. Hapoel J-M is looking forward to face Ironi Ashkelon (#9) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Galil Gilboa will play against Maccabi Rishon (#7) in Rishon Le-Zion and is hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Hapoel J-M: W.Solomon 16+5reb+3ast, L.Hakmon 13+5reb, B.Randle 9+7reb+1ast, J.Rich 9+3reb+2ast, Y.Ohayon 8+2reb+5ast, M.Mizrahi 8+4reb+1ast
Galil Gilboa: R.Green 22+4reb, I.Kozikaro 12+8reb+1ast, W.Carter 11+3reb+1ast, D.Yavzuri 8+1reb+1ast, J.McClinton 7+2reb+1ast, T.Wilkerson 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 105480


Hapoel Holon - Maccabi Ashdod 70-86

The game in Holon was quite interesting. Second ranked Maccabi Ashdod (8-5) played at the court of 6th ranked Hapoel Holon (5-7). Maccabi Ashdod defeated Hapoel Holon 86-70. Hapoel Holon was tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. Maccabi Ashdod made 19-of-21 charity shots (90.5 percent) during the game. The game was also dominated by American players. Swingman Josh Carter (201-88, college: Texas A&M) nailed 25 points and 8 rebounds for the winning side and power forward Josh Duncan (204-86) accounted for 12 points and 13 rebounds. Forward Kasib Powell (201-81, college: Texas Tech, agency: Court Side) came up with 14 points and 6 assists and forward Rich Melzer (203-79, college: Wisc.-RiverFal., agency: Court Side) added 15 points and 5 rebounds respectively for Hapoel Holon in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Newly promoted Maccabi Ashdod maintains second place with 8-5 record having four points less than leader Maccabi T-A, which they share with Hapoel J-M. Hapoel Holon at the other side keeps the sixth position with seven games lost. Maccabi Ashdod's next round opponent will be Elitzur Netanya (#8) on the road which should be theoretically an easy game. Hapoel Holon will play against the league's leader Maccabi T-A in Tel-Aviv.
Top scorers:
Maccabi Ashdod: J.Carter 25+8reb+1ast, R.Bradley 20+1reb+4ast, J.Duncan 12+13reb+2ast, N.Berkowitz 11+4reb+2ast, J.Martin 9+1reb+1ast, M.Tapiro 9+6reb+10ast
Hapoel Holon: R.Hite 16+2reb+2ast, R.Melzer 15+5reb, K.Powell 14+4reb+6ast, E.Campbell 10+5reb+2ast, L.Segev 6+5ast, N.Cohen 5+6reb+3ast
gschID: 105481


Maccabi T-A - Maccabi Rishon 88-74

Leader Maccabi T-A delivered the twelfth victory on Thursday night. This time they beat 7th ranked Maccabi Rishon (5-7) 88-74 in Tel-Aviv. Maccabi T-A dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Maccabi Rishon's 34. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Maccabi T-A made 7 blocks. American forward Richard Hendrix (203-86, college: Alabama) stepped up and scored 16 points, 6 rebounds and 7 blocks for the winners and Greek center Sofoklis Schortsanitis (206-85) chipped in 14 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). At the losing side American guard Dwayne Mitchell (194-82, college: La-Lafayette, agency: Interperformances) responded with 20 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists and the other American import forward Aaron McGhee (202-79, college: Oklahoma) scored 15 points and 9 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws). Five Maccabi Rishon players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Maccabi T-A (12-1) have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They maintain first place. Loser Maccabi Rishon dropped to the sixth position with seven games lost. They share it with Hapoel Holon. Maccabi T-A will meet Hapoel Holon (#6) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Maccabi Rishon will play against Galil Gilboa and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Maccabi T-A: R.Hendrix 16+6reb+1ast, L.Eliyahu 14+3reb+2ast, S.Schortsanitis 14+4reb+3ast, M.Macvan 12+2reb+1ast, D.Perkins 9+5reb+2ast, C.Eidson 6+4reb+1ast
Maccabi Rishon: D.Mitchell 20+8reb+5ast, A.McGhee 15+9reb+1ast, N.Hanochi 12+2reb+2ast, Y.Orland 10+2reb, I.Swann 10+6reb+4ast, R.Morgan 6+2reb
gschID: 105482




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  ITALY   


Italian A dilettanti round 16 best performance: Fabio Marcante - by Eurobasket News
Guard Fabio Marcante (196-G-80, agency: Players Group) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Pallacanestro Pavia, receiving a Eurobasket.com A dilettanti Player of the Week award for round 16.
The 31-year old player got a double-double of 19 points and 10 assists, while his team beat Comsum.it SI (7-9) 86-73. The game rather meaningless between the teams, which do not have any influence on the top of the standings in group A. ASD Pavia is placed at 11th position in Italian A dilettanti. ASD Pavia is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 7-9 record. It was one of impressive evenings for Marcante as usually he does not deliver so high stats. Fabio Marcante has solid league stats. He is in league's top in assists (4th best: 3.7apg) and averages impressive 3.2spg and 55.9% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 30-year old Daniele Ricciardi (185-G-81) of Palestrina. Ricciardi had a very good evening with 34 points and 4 rebounds. It was enough for Palestrina to edge the higher-ranked Bisceglie (#9, 8-8) 69-67. The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the top position in group B. Palestrina keeps 15th position. 11 lost games are too many comparing to just four victories Palestrina managed to get this year. Ricciardi is a newcomer at Palestrina, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 16.4ppg (#7).

Third on the list of top players last round was forward Francesco Amoroso (202-F-78) of Latina Basket (#6). Amoroso scored 23 points and grabbed six rebounds. He was a key player of Latina Basket, leading his team to a 91-82 win against the higher-ranked Ostuni (#3, 11-5). Latina Basket needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams in group B. Their record at this point is 9 victories and 7 lost games. Amoroso has a very solid season. In 16 games in Italy he scored 11.6ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Sebastian Vico (190-G-86) of Matera - 29 points and 5 rebounds
5. Filippo Gagliardo (204-F-78) of S.Antimo - 20 points and 11 rebounds
6. Riccardo Pederzini (198-F-89) of Recanati - 22 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Maurizio Cucinelli (196-F-79) of Massafra - 21 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Walter Santarossa (200-F-78) of Trapani - 20 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Cristiano Masper (208-F-73) of Moncalieri - 20 points and 10 rebounds
10. Augustin Fabi (199-G/F-91) of Patti - 26 points, 6 rebounds 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)


SerieA Round 14: Last-ranked Enel Brindisi beats Angelico Biella - by Eurobasket News
Bottom-ranked Enel Brindisi managed to get the fourth victory on Monday night. This time newly promoted Enel Brindisi won against fourth-ranked Angelico Biella 91-82. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Angelico Biella. Angelico Biella was trailing by 9 points at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 28-18 charge of Enel Brindisi, which allowed them to win the game. Enel Brindisi shot 22 for 30 from the free-throw line, while Angelico Biella only scored six points from the stripe. Enel Brindisi outrebounded Angelico Biella 40-25 including 25 on the defensive glass. 26 personal fouls committed by Angelico Biella helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was French-Ivorian forward Herve Toure (202-82, agency: ACMT) who had a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 rebounds. American guard Bobby Dixon (178-83, college: Troy, agency: Beo Basket) chipped in 20 points and 5 rebounds. American forward Marc Salyers (205-79, college: Samford) produced 19 points and 6 rebounds for the guests. Enel Brindisi (4-10) moved-up to fifteenth place, which they share with Banca Tercas. Angelico Biella at the other side keeps the fourth position with seven games lost. They share it with 4 other teams. Enel Brindisi is looking forward to face higher ranked Air Avellino (#4) on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Angelico Biella will play against Fabi Shoes Montegranaro and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Leader Montepaschi Siena delivered the thirteenth victory. This time they beat 13th ranked Dinamo Sassari (5-9) 92-83. American-FYR Macedonian guard Bo Lester McCalebb (183-85, college: New Orleans) orchestrated the victory by scoring 16 points and 5 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Pietro Aradori contributed with 12 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Montepaschi Siena's coach Simone Pianigiani allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American guard James White (198-84, college: Cincinnati, agency: Court Side) replied with 21 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists and 6 steals for Dinamo Sassari. Montepaschi Siena (13-1) have an impressive 11-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position. Newly promoted Dinamo Sassari dropped to the fourteenth place with nine games lost. Montepaschi Siena will play against Lottomatica Roma (#11) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Dinamo Sassari will play against Vanoli-Braga in Cremona and hopes to get back on the winning track.
The game in Cremona was quite interesting. Second ranked Armani Milano (11-3) played at the court of 7th ranked Vanoli-Braga (6-8). Armani Milano managed to secure a 7-point victory 78-71 on Sunday. Jonas Maciulis had a double-double by scoring 14 points and 11 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners. Armani Milano's coach Dan Peterson used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Earl Rowland responded with 21 points and 6 assists. Armani Milano maintains second position with 11-3 record having just two points less than leader Montepaschi. Loser Vanoli-Braga dropped to the ninth place with eight games lost. They share the position with 4 other teams. Armani Milano will meet at home Scavolini Pesaro (#7) in the next round where they are favorite. Vanoli-Braga will play against Dinamo Sassari and hope to secure a win.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Montegranaro. Local Fabi Shoes Montegranaro (7-7) outscored 9th ranked Cimberio Varese (6-8) 107-77. Sharrod Ford notched a double-double by scoring 15 points and 15 rebounds to lead the effort. Fabi Shoes Montegranaro moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 4 other teams. Cimberio Varese lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the ninth position with eight games lost. Fabi Shoes Montegranaro's next round opponent will be Angelico Biella (#8) on the road. Cimberio Varese will play against Bennet Cantu.

Rest of the games of round 14 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Air AV defeated Scavolini PS in Avellino 80-69. Bennet Cantu beat Benetton TV at home 75-65. Lottomatica lost to CS Bologna on the opponent's court 79-87. Pepsi Caserta managed to outperform Banca Tercas in a home game 89-81.
The best stats of 14th round was 24 points and 10 rebounds by Kevin Fletcher of Banca Tercas.


Scavolini PS - Air AV 69-80

There was a minor upset when one of their biggest challengers Scavolini Pesaro (7-7) was defeated at home by seventh ranked Air Avellino (7-7) 80-69. The game without a history. Air Avellino led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 16-of-18 charity shots (88.9 percent) during the game. Polish center Szymon Szewczyk (209-82) notched a double-double by scoring 15 points, 13 rebounds and 4 blocks to lead the effort and American forward Omar Thomas (197-82, college: UTEP) supported him with 17 points and 5 rebounds. Five Air Avellino players scored in double figures. Even 18 points by Puerto Rican guard Guillermo Diaz (188-85, college: Miami (FL)) did not help to save the game for Scavolini Pesaro. American guard Andre Collins (183-82, college: Loyola (MD)) added 12 points and 4 assists for the hosts. Air Avellino moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 4 other teams including defeated Scavolini Pesaro. Air Avellino's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Enel Brindisi (#16) at home which should be an easy win for them. Scavolini Pesaro will play against the league's second-placed Armani Milano (#2) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Air AV: O.Thomas 17+5reb+1ast, S.Szewczyk 15+13reb, C.Troutman 14+8reb, M.Green 14+3reb+3ast, T.Dean 10+4reb+2ast, D.Lauwers 8
Scavolini PS: G.Diaz 18+3reb, D.Hackett 13+6reb, A.Collins 12+4reb+4ast, M.Cusin 7+5reb+1ast, S.Flamini 7+3reb+1ast, T.Lydeka 5+6reb
gschID: 96135


Vanoli CR - Armani MI 71-78

The game in Cremona was quite interesting. Second ranked Armani Milano (11-3) played at the court of 7th ranked Vanoli-Braga (6-8). Armani Milano managed to secure a 7-point victory 78-71 on Sunday. The guests trailed by 4 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 1-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 78-71. Armani Milano outrebounded Vanoli-Braga 49-28 including a 14-3 advantage in offensive rebounds. Lithuanian swingman Jonas Maciulis (198-85, agency: Interperformances) had a double-double by scoring 14 points and 11 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and American-Bulgarian guard Ibrahim Jaaber (187-84, college: Pennsylvania, agency: 540 Sports) chipped in 20 points during the contest. Four Armani Milano players scored in double figures. Armani Milano's coach Dan Peterson used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American-Bulgarian guard Earl Rowland (188-83, college: St.Mary's, CA) responded with 21 points and 6 assists and Croatian forward Jasmin Perkovic (203-80, agency: Court Side) scored 9 points and 9 rebounds. Armani Milano maintains second position with 11-3 record having just two points less than leader Montepaschi. Loser Vanoli-Braga dropped to the ninth place with eight games lost. They share the position with 4 other teams. Armani Milano will meet at home Scavolini Pesaro (#7) in the next round where they are favorite. Vanoli-Braga will play against Dinamo Sassari and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Armani MI: I.Jaaber 20+2reb+1ast, D.Hawkins 15+4reb+1ast, J.Maciulis 14+11reb+3ast, M.Rocca 10+10reb+1ast, O.Pecherov 9+10reb, S.Mancinelli 7+7reb+2ast
Vanoli CR: E.Rowland 21+3reb+6ast, B.Sekulic 13+4reb+1ast, M.Formenti 11+1reb+1ast, M.Milic 10+6reb, J.Perkovic 9+9reb+1ast, J.Foster 7+5reb+3ast
gschID: 96136


Enel Brindisi - Angelico BI 91-82

Bottom-ranked Enel Brindisi managed to get the fourth victory on Monday night. This time newly promoted Enel Brindisi won against fourth-ranked Angelico Biella 91-82. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Angelico Biella. Angelico Biella was trailing by 9 points at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 28-18 charge of Enel Brindisi, which allowed them to win the game. Enel Brindisi shot 22 for 30 from the free-throw line, while Angelico Biella only scored six points from the stripe. Enel Brindisi outrebounded Angelico Biella 40-25 including 25 on the defensive glass. 26 personal fouls committed by Angelico Biella helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was French-Ivorian forward Herve Toure (202-82, agency: ACMT) who had a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 rebounds. American guard Bobby Dixon (178-83, college: Troy, agency: Beo Basket) chipped in 20 points and 5 rebounds. American forward Marc Salyers (205-79, college: Samford) produced 19 points and 6 rebounds and Dominican guard Edgar Sosa (188-88, college: Louisville) added 22 points respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Enel Brindisi (4-10) moved-up to fifteenth place, which they share with Banca Tercas. Angelico Biella at the other side keeps the fourth position with seven games lost. They share it with 4 other teams. Enel Brindisi is looking forward to face higher ranked Air Avellino (#4) on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Angelico Biella will play against Fabi Shoes Montegranaro and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Enel Brindisi: A.Roberson 24+1reb+2ast, B.Dixon 20+5reb+3ast, H.Toure 19+10reb, Y.Diawara 10+4reb, K.Lang 9+6reb, G.Maresca 4+5reb
Angelico BI: E.Sosa 22+1reb+3ast, M.Salyers 19+6reb+1ast, J.Viggiano 12+2reb+1ast, G.Suton 10+7reb, G.Jurak 9+5reb+1ast, A.Slaughter 4+1reb
gschID: 96137


Bennet Cantu - Benetton TV 75-65

No shocking result in a game when third ranked Bennet Cantu (10-4) defeated at home 12th ranked Benetton Treviso (6-8) 75-65. Benetton Treviso was ahead by 2 points at the halftime before a 51-39 second half run of Bennet Cantu. They made 18-of-23 charity shots (78.3 percent) during the game. 24 personal fouls committed by Benetton Treviso helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The former international center Denis Marconato (211-75) notched 17 points and 7 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) to lead the effort and American forward Maarten Leunen (206-85, college: Oregon) supported him with 8 points and 8 rebounds. Even 12 points, 8 rebounds and 4 blocks by American swingman Devin Smith (196-81, college: Virginia) did not help to save the game for Benetton Treviso. Lithuanian center Donatas Motiejunas (213-90, agency: Interperformances) added 12 points and 6 rebounds for the guests. Four Benetton Treviso players scored in double figures. Benetton Treviso's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Bennet Cantu maintains third position with 10-4 record having just three points less than leader Montepaschi. Benetton Treviso at the other side dropped to the ninth place with eight games lost. Bennet Cantu's next round opponent will be Cimberio Varese (#12) on the road and are hoping to win another game. Benetton Treviso will play against Pepsi Caserta and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Bennet Cantu: D.Marconato 17+7reb, B.Ortner 12+6reb, N.Mazzarino 10+1reb+4ast, J.Tabu 10+3reb, M.Leunen 8+8reb+3ast, M.Mian 8
Benetton TV: R.Toolson 13, D.Motiejunas 12+6reb+2ast, D.Smith 12+8reb+3ast, M.Bulleri 10+4ast, H.Peric 7+4reb, G.Brunner 5+4reb
gschID: 96132


CS Bologna - Lottomatica 87-79

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both tenth ranked CS Bologna and 8th ranked Lottomatica Roma had identical 6-7 record. This time CS Bologna used a home court advantage and won against the opponent from Roma 87-79. It looked good early as Lottomatica Roma took an 14-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then CS Bologna took control winning two of next three quarters and eventually winning the game that evening by 8 points. CS Bologna shot 23 for 32 from the free-throw line, while Lottomatica Roma only scored six points from the stripe. 27 personal fouls committed by Lottomatica Roma helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American forward Kennedy Winston (198-84, college: Alabama, agency: Priority Sports) notched 22 points and 9 rebounds to lead the effort and American-Bulgarian center Jared Homan (206-83, college: Iowa St.) supported him with 11 points and 18 rebounds. Even 21 points and 5 rebounds by American guard Charles Smith (193-75, college: N.Mexico) did not help to save the game for Lottomatica Roma. Bosnian guard Nemanja Gordic (194-88) added 13 points for the guests. Five CS Bologna and four Lottomatica Roma players scored in double figures. CS Bologna (7-7) moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 4 other teams. Lottomatica Roma at the other side dropped to the ninth position with eight games lost. CS Bologna's next round opponent will be Banca Tercas (#15) in Teramo which should be an easy win for them. Lottomatica Roma will play at home against the league's leader Montepaschi Siena (#1).
Top scorers:
CS Bologna: K.Winston 22+9reb+2ast, P.Koponen 14+1reb+1ast, G.Poeta 13+1reb, D.Gailius 12+2ast, J.Homan 11+18reb+1ast, V.Amoroso 9+4reb
Lottomatica: C.Smith 21+5reb+2ast, N.Gordic 13+3reb+2ast, N.Dedovic 10+3reb+1ast, A.Traore 10+5reb, D.Washington 9+4reb+2ast, L.Datome 9+4reb+1ast
gschID: 96133


Fabi Shoes - Cimberio VA 107-77

The game with biggest result difference took place in Montegranaro. Local Fabi Shoes Montegranaro (7-7) outscored 9th ranked Cimberio Varese (6-8) 107-77. The game was mostly controlled by Fabi Shoes Montegranaro. Cimberio Varese managed to win second period 27-25. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Fabi Shoes Montegranaro outrebounded Cimberio Varese 38-21 including a 23-12 advantage in defensive rebounds. They shot the lights out from three nailing 15 long-distance shots on high 62.5 percentage. American power forward Sharrod Ford (206-82, college: Clemson, agency: Pro One Sports) notched a double-double by scoring 15 points and 15 rebounds to lead the effort and the other American import forward Bobby Jones (201-84, college: Washington) supported him with 18 points and 9 rebounds. Even 16 points and 6 rebounds by center Diego Fajardo (208-76, agency: Players Group) did not help to save the game for Cimberio Varese. The former international swingman Alex Righetti (198-77, agency: Interperformances) added 22 points for the guests. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Fabi Shoes Montegranaro moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 4 other teams. Cimberio Varese lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the ninth position with eight games lost. Fabi Shoes Montegranaro's next round opponent will be Angelico Biella (#8) on the road. Cimberio Varese will play against Bennet Cantu.
Top scorers:
Fabi Shoes: M.Antonutti 20+3reb+1ast, D.Ivanov 19+6reb, A.Maestranzi 19+2reb+2ast, B.Jones 18+9reb+1ast, S.Ford 15+15reb+1ast, A.Ray 9+2ast
Cimberio VA: A.Righetti 22+1reb, D.Fajardo 16+6reb+2ast, K.Kangur 13+3reb+1ast, R.Slay 13+4reb+1ast, P.Goss 10+2reb+5ast, F.Mian 2+1reb
gschID: 96134


Montepaschi - Dinamo Sassari 92-83

Leader Montepaschi Siena delivered the thirteenth victory. This time they beat 13th ranked Dinamo Sassari (5-9) 92-83. The hosts were already 11 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 23-21 Dinamo Sassari's run in the last quarter cut the lead to 92-83 at the end of the game. Montepaschi Siena dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Dinamo Sassari's 40 and made 16-of-20 charity shots (80.0 percent) during the game. Montepaschi Siena forced 19 Dinamo Sassari turnovers. American-FYR Macedonian guard Bo Lester McCalebb (183-85, college: New Orleans) orchestrated the victory by scoring 16 points and 5 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). International guard Pietro Aradori (192-88) contributed with 12 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Montepaschi Siena's coach Simone Pianigiani allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American guard James White (198-84, college: Cincinnati, agency: Court Side) replied with 21 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists and 6 steals and his fellow American import forward Othello Hunter (203-86, college: Ohio St., agency: David Lee services) added 20 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Dinamo Sassari. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Montepaschi Siena (13-1) have an impressive 11-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position. Newly promoted Dinamo Sassari dropped to the fourteenth place with nine games lost. Montepaschi Siena will play against Lottomatica Roma (#11) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Dinamo Sassari will play against Vanoli-Braga in Cremona and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Montepaschi: B.Lester McCalebb 16+5reb+2ast, N.Zisis 13+2ast, P.Aradori 12+5reb, M.Rakovic 10+5reb+2ast, M.Hairston 9+3reb, D.Moss 8+2ast
Dinamo Sassari: J.White 21+9reb+4ast, O.Hunter 20+6reb, B.Sacchetti 16+2reb+2ast, D.Tsaldaris 11+3reb+4ast, T.Diener 9+4reb+2ast, A.Cittadini 3+2ast
gschID: 96130


Pepsi Caserta - Banca Tercas 89-81

The game between closely ranked teams ended with fourteenth ranked Pepsi Caserta's (6-8) home victory over 15th ranked Banca Tercas (4-10) 89-81. The hosts were already 13 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 23-18 Banca Tercas' run in the last quarter cut the lead to 89-81 at the end of the game. Pepsi Caserta forced 23 Banca Tercas turnovers. 25 personal fouls committed by Banca Tercas helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American forward Jumaine Jones (201-79, college: Georgia) notched 24 points and 8 rebounds to lead the effort and the former international guard Fabio Di Bella (187-78) supported him with 18 points and 4 steals (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line). Even a double-double of 24 points and 10 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) by American-FYR Macedonian center Kevin Fletcher (207-80, college: Colorado Springs, agency: Hart Sports Mngm) did not help to save the game for Banca Tercas. American power forward Josh Davis (203-80, college: Wyoming) added 12 points and 10 rebounds for the guests. Four Banca Tercas players scored in double figures. Pepsi Caserta moved-up to ninth place, which they share with 4 other teams. Banca Tercas at the other side keep the fifteenth position with ten games lost. Pepsi Caserta's next round opponent will be Benetton Treviso (#13) on the road. Banca Tercas will play against CS Bologna.
Top scorers:
Pepsi Caserta: J.Jones 24+8reb+2ast, E.Ere 18, F.Di Bella 18+2reb+2ast, M.Colussi 8, T.Bowers 7+5reb+4ast, L.Garri 5+3reb
Banca Tercas: K.Fletcher 24+10reb+1ast, R.De La Fuente 15+2reb+4ast, I.Zoroski 14+1reb, J.Davis 12+10reb+1ast, D.Diener 9+3reb+4ast, A.Polonara 4+3reb
gschID: 96131




stats leader
Points Per Game
 Davide REATI
  Treviglio
  (193-G-88)
  Avg: 19.6
 1. Reati, Treviglio19.6 
 2. Vico, Matera18.0 
 3. Ricciardi, Palestrina17.6 
 4. Rugolo, Molfetta17.0 
 5. Evangelisti, Trapani17.0 
 6. Marino, Treviglio16.5 
 7. Tassinari, Moncalieri16.4 
 8. Musso, Perugia16.4 
 9. Casadei, Comsum.i.15.8 
 10. Becerra, Rieti15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Diego CORRAL
  Molfetta
  (205-C-86)
  Avg: 10
 1. Corral, Molfetta10.0 
 2. Bagnoli, Potenza9.9 
 3. Zambon, Rieti9.8 
 4. Basei, Ostuni9.2 
 5. Zerini, Ruvo9.1 
 6. Capitanelli, Pales.9.0 
 7. Rosignoli, Bisceglie8.9 
 8. Chiaramello, Recanati8.6 
 9. De Min, Treviglio8.5 
 10. Gigena, Massafra8.1 
Assists Per Game
 Simone FERRARESE
  Trento
  (182-G-87)
  Avg: 4.9
 1. Ferrarese, Trento4.9 
 2. Marino, Treviglio4.8 
 3. Virgilio, Rieti4.5 
 4. Marcante, ASD P.3.7 
 5. Tomasiello, Comsum.3.6 
 6. Gnaccarini, Senig.3.4 
 7. Bushati, Brescia3.3 
 8. Bolzonella, Piacenza3.1 
 9. Basanisi, Massafra3.1 
 10. Parente, Moncalieri3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Francesco GUARINO
  Trapani
  (182-G-79)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Guarino, Trapani3.8 
 2. Bonamente, Perugia3.3 
 3. Bushati, Brescia3.3 
 4. Marcante, ASD P.3.2 
 5. Gullo, Patti3.0 
 6. Malamov, Ruvo2.9 
 7. Palombita, Castelle.2.9 
 8. Casadei, Comsum.i.2.8 
 9. Santolamazza, Ana.2.8 
 10. Vico, Matera2.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrea ZERINI
  Ruvo
  (201-F-88)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Zerini, Ruvo2.1 
 2. Ancellotti, Patti1.5 
 3. Capitanelli, Pales.1.3 
 4. Corral, Molfetta1.3 
 5. Biligha, ASD Pavia1.2 
 6. Raminelli, Castelle.1.1 
 7. Pozzi, Molfetta1.1 
 8. Basei, Ostuni1.0 
 9. Candido, Ferentino0.9 
 10. Spippoli, Palestrina0.9 


Standings - SerieA
SerieA Standings
 1. Montepaschi 13-1 
 2. Armani MI 11-3 
 3. Bennet Cantu 10-4 
 4. Air AV 7-7 
 5. CS Bologna 7-7 
 6. Fabi Shoes 7-7 
 7. Scavolini PS 7-7 
 8. Angelico BI 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 4-10 


Standings - B1
A Standings
Group A
 1. Trento 12-4 
 2. Perugia 11-5 
 3. Brescia 11-5 
 4. Piacenza 11-5 
 5. Treviglio 10-6 
 6. Trieste 10-6 
 7. Omegna 10-6 
 8. Moncalieri 9-7 
 9. Senigallia 8-8 
 10. Castelletto 8-8 
 11. ASD Pavia 7-9 
 12. Comsum.it SI 7-9 
 13. Recanati 5-11 
 14. Ozzano 4-12 
 15. Riva del Garda 3-13 
 16. Osimo 2-14 
Group B
 1. Ruvo 13-3 
 2. Trapani 11-5 
 3. Ostuni 11-5 
 4. S.Antimo 9-7 
 5. Anagni 9-7 
 6. Latina Basket 9-7 
 7. Matera 9-7 
 8. Rieti 8-7 
 9. Bisceglie 8-8 
 10. Ferentino 8-8 
 11. Molfetta 7-9 
 12. Massafra 7-9 
 13. Patti 6-10 
 14. Potenza 5-11 
 15. Palestrina 4-11 
 16. Agrigento 3-13 


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. Hunter, Dinamo S.15.6 
 7. Lavrinovic, Montepas.15.6 
 8. Thomas, Air AV15.6 
 9. Milic, Vanoli CR15.5 
 10. Goss, Cimberio VA15.4 
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. Toure, Enel Brindisi7.5 
 9. Lang, Enel Brindisi7.4 
 10. Hunter, Dinamo S.7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Marques GREEN
  Air AV
  (170-G-82)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Green, Air AV6.2 
 2. Collins, Scavolin.4.6 
 3. Goss, Cimberio VA4.4 
 4. Sosa, Angelico BI4.4 
 5. Rowland, Vanoli CR3.9 
 6. Zoroski, Banca T.3.9 
 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. Stonerook, 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 Brindisi1.4 
 3. Smith, Benetton TV1.4 
 4. Crosariol, Lottomat.1.3 
 5. Polonara, Banca T.1.2 
 6. Lang, Enel Brindisi1.1 
 7. Homan, CS Bologna1.0 
 8. Hunter, Dinamo S.1.0 
 9. Szewczyk, Air AV1.0 
 10. Drozdov, Vanoli CR0.9 


Stats Leaders - Lega2
Points Per Game
 Joseph CRISPIN
  Barcellona
  (186-G-79)
  Avg: 23.6
 1. Crispin, Barcellona23.6 
 2. Whiting, Aget Imola23.2 
 3. Clark, Umana Reyer20.8 
 4. Ebi, Aget Imola20.7 
 5. Jackson, Prima Veroli20.7 
 6. Gordon, Forli18.9 
 7. Roderick, Immobi.18.9 
 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. Gordon, Forli7.3 
 10. Chiacig, Sunris.7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Antonio PORTA
  Tezenis Verona
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Porta, Tezenis .4.8 
 2. Crispin, Barcellona4.8 
 3. Farabello, N.Fer.4.0 
 4. Clark, Umana Reyer3.7 
 5. Whiting, Aget Imola3.7 
 6. Levin, Sunrise .3.5 
 7. Fultz, Trenkwalder3.5 
 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. Ebi, Aget Imola2.8 
 4. Stefanov, San S.2.8 
 5. Farabello, N.Fer.2.7 
 6. Williams, Snaidero.2.7 
 7. Davis, Sunrise .2.7 
 8. Radulovic, Sunris.2.5 
 9. Hunter, Sunrise .2.5 
 10. Hicks, Barcellona2.4 
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. Cutolo, San Severo0.8 
 5. Achara, Barcellona0.8 
 6. Boykin, Assigeco0.8 
 7. Radulovic, Sunris.0.8 
 8. Trepagnier, Tezeni.0.7 
 9. Frosini, Trenkwalder0.7 
 10. Di Giuliomar., Umana R.0.7 


A Dilettanti, Round 16 - by Armando Caporaso
Group A

In the first match of the round, played saturday, Piacenza exceeds Perugia for 65-62 and reaches the Liomatic at the second place. After a balanced first half the visitors try to escape but in the last quarter the hosts win thanks the points of Scarone and Plateo. For Perugia second consecutive defeat (0-2 in the new year), 15 points for Bernardo Musso (193-G-86) with 4 steals, 13 points and 7 rebounds for Marco Pazzi (203-C-79) and 9 points for Mattia Caroldi (185-G-82) and Costantino Cutolo (190-G/F-89, agency: Players Group). For the winners the new arrival German Scarone (190-G-75) is the top scorer with 21 points with 8/11 in the free throws (7 fouls suffered), 12 points for Riccardo Perego (203-F/C-81), 8 points with 6 rebounds of Mirko Trapella (206-F-88) and good job of Roberto Cazzaniga (205-F/C-78) with only 5 points but 6 rebounds and 7 steals. Trento does not take advantage of the defeats of the pursuers and loses on the court of Trieste (80-66) that conquest the fifth place with 10 wins and 6 defeats. For the Acegas perfect third quarter (24-10), Federico Maiocco (200-G/F-83) led the team with 17 points and 6/12 at shoot. For the others 12 points of Andrea Colli (203-F/G-88, agency: Players Group) with 6 rebounds and 8/8 in the free throws, 11 points in 20 minutes for Alfredo Moruzzi (193-G-80), 8 points and 3 steals for Tommaso Raspino (196-G-89, agency: Players Group) and 6 points + 8 rebounds for Daniele Magro (207-F-87). For the Bitumcalor only Marco Spanghero (185-G-91) in double digit with 12 points and 3/5 by 3, 9 points for Luca Gandini (205-F-85, agency: Interperformances) and Andrea Benevelli (202-F-85) respectively with 11 and 9 rebounds and 7 points with 4 assist of Luca Conte (193-G-80, agency: Interperformances). Omegna wins at Brescia (64-71) and reaches the fifth place shared with Treviglio and Trieste. Marco Carra (185-G-80) is the MVP with 19 points, 6/12 at shoot, 6 steals and 9 fouls suffered, 15 points of Andrea Saccaggi (192-G-89, agency: Interperformances), 11 points for Emanuele Rossi (208-C-82) and 10 points of Leonardo Zaccariello (190-G/F-82, agency: Players Group) (both starting from the bench). For the Centrale del Latte 14 points + 9 rebounds and 6 steals for the Argentinian Mario Jose Ghersetti (200-F-81), 14 points for Lorenzo Gergati (188-G-84), 13 points with 3 assist for Franko Bushati (188-G-85) and 11 points of Massimo Rezzano (204-F/C-82) in 22 minutes. In the other matches:

P.Mitchell Pavia - Consum.it Siena 86-73 (F.Marcante 19 pts & 10 ass & 5 stl, D.Cristelli 10 reb, G.Tomasiello 7 ass, D.Casadei 7 stl & 9 reb)
Co.Mark Treviglio - Fortezza Recanati 75-77 (R.Pederzini 22 pts, O.Chiaramello 14 reb, T.Marino 8 ass, D.Reati-D.Parente 19 pts)
Goldengas Senigallia - PentaG. Ozzano 85-62 (M.Gnaccarini 25 pts, F.Facenda 9 reb, G.Penserini 4 stl & 3 ass)
Zerouno Moncalieri - Garda Riva 62-64 (C.Masper 20 pts & 10 reb, M.Giadini 10 reb, S.Cotani 3 stl & 2 ass)
Edilcost Osimo - SBS Castelletto 66-85 (L.Masieri 19 pts, D.Dolic 10 reb, F.Bastoni 8 ass, D.Sandri 6 stl & 4 ass)

Group B

Ruvo falls on the difficult court of Trapani for 80-75 but preserves 4 points of advantage on the second (own Trapani with Ostuni). The Shinelco closes the match between second and third quarter (50-24), the visitors attempt to reassemble the disadvantage in the last quarter but is too late (however 16-32 the partial). Walter Santarossa (200-F-78) is the top scorer with 20 points, 8/10 at shoot, 6 rebounds and 4 assist, 16 points for Christian Cappanni (205-C-75) in 23 minutes adding 4 steals and 7 fouls suffered (20 of ranking), 8 points for Francesco Guarino (182-G-79) with 8 steals but also 6 turnovers, 10 points for Marco Evangelisti (198-G-84) (with 4 steals) and for Luca Bisconti (206-F/C-82) (that catches 7 rebounds) and 9 points for Ariel Svoboda (192-G-85, agency: Players Group) with 4 assist. For the Adriatica 18 points of Andrea Pilotti (196-F/G-80, agency: Players Group) with 9/10 in the free throws (10 fouls suffered), double-double of Andrea Zerini (201-F-88, agency: Interperformances) with 14 points + 12 rebounds, 14 points for Simone Bonfiglio (181-G-88) and 12 points of Stefano Simeoli (200-F-86). Latina exceeds Ostuni for 91-82 and reaches the fourth place shared with other 4 teams while for the Assi Basket this is the fifth seasonal defeat. Francesco Amoroso (202-F-78) led the Benacquista with 23 points (5/10 by 3), 6 rebounds, 5 steals and 10 fouls suffered helped by the 20 points of Matteo Rossetti (192-G-85) with 8/8 in the free throws in 26 minutes. Good game for Augustin Fabi (199-G/F-91)o Ruini (186-G-80) with 17 points, Emiliano Paparella (187-G-83, agency: Players Group) that closes with 14 points and 6 rebounds and for Mattia Soloperto (209-C-80) that scores 10 points and adds 6 rebounds. For the visitors not enough the 22 points of Antonio Ruggiero (190-G-81) with 10/16 at shoot and 7 rebounds, 16 points and 7 rebounds for Domenico Morena (210-F/C-70), 11 points of Marco Bona (194-G-89, agency: Interperformances) with 6 rebounds and 10 points for Claudio Tommasini (190-G-91) and Mario Gigena (198-F-77) (that adds 4 assist). Great victory for S.Antimo at Rieti for 73-50. The AD Pallacanestro reaches own the Sebastiani at the fourth place with 9-7. For the Ircop no player in double digit, the top scorer is Luca Anselmi (198-F-88) with 9 points and 8 rebounds, 8 points for Fernando Becerra (190-F-81) and Filiberto Dri (190-G-89). For the visitors 20 points for Filippo Gagliardo (204-F-78) with 10/12 by 2 and 11 rebounds, 14 points for Jacopo Valentini (193-G-86), 13 points with 5 steals for Alessio Iardella (187-F-88, agency: Interperformances), 12 points of Simone Gatti (201-F-82) and only 8 points for Dante Calabria (194-G-73, college: N.Carolina) with as many rebounds. The other results:

Cisa Massafra - Romana Anagni 79-75 (A.Giampaoli 24 pts, F.Quaglia-A.Gennari 7 reb, M.Cucinelli 21 pts & 4 ass & 4 stl)
Ford Molfetta - Ascom Patti 69-68 (A.Fabi 26 pts, A.Ancellotti 11 reb, G.Rugolo 5 ass & 5 stl, D.Corral 9 reb)
Itop Palestrina - Ambrosia Bisceglie 69-67 (D.Ricciardi 34 pts, D.Rosignoli 11 reb, C.Coraggio 4 stl, A.Capitanelli 10 reb)
Publisys Potenza - Bawer Matera 77-83 (S.Vico 29 pts, S.Bagnoli 9 reb & 4 ass, A.Chiarastella 3 stl & 3 ass)
Moncada Agrigento - FMC Ferentino 76-73 (D.Pennisi 18 pts & 6 reb, F.Alessandri 17 pts, N.Sabbatino 4 ass, G.Anello 4 ass)


Piacenza adds German Scarone - by Armando Caporaso
Excellent arrival at Piacenza: after breaking the contract with Rimini the guard German Scarone (190-G-75) has agreed with the Copra Morpho Bakery until the end of the season. Born at Buenos Aires, grew in the young team of the Benetton Treviso (wins the Italian Cup in 1994) and claims a long career in Italy. He played, in order, at Montecatini, at Rimini for 3 consecutive years, again at Montecatini, 3 years at Siena (wins the Coppa Saporta in 2002), Virtus Bologna and Pesaro with short parentheses at Reggio Calabria and Valencia first to return at Rimini, where he played in the last 6 years also becoming captain and buying some shares of the club. In this season left the Immobiliare Spiga (LegaA2) after 13 matches with 11.4 points and 2.6 assist in 25.8 minutes (with a season high of 26 points, 35 in his career in LegaA2). His best season is that of 1996/97 when closed the season in LegaA1 with Rimini scoring 18.4 points in 38 matches with 21.6 of ranking. In total he played 383 games in 12 seasons with 11.7 points for match. Moreover played for the Italian National team (39 matches, 224 points) winning the silver medal at the Mediterranean Games (1997) and participating at the Olympic games of Sydney in 2000. In his first match in A Dil. led the team at the victory against Perugia with 21 points, 5/13 at shoot, 8/11 in the free throws, 3 steals, 3 assist and 7 fouls suffered in 34 minutes.

Lega2 Round 15: Leader Umana Venezia loses to Sigma Barcellona - by Eurobasket News
Lega2 is at the halfway of the Regular Season and there are still another 15 rounds left. The round was rather attractive and full of interesting results. The round ended with defeat of the leader, extra overtimes, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

Top ranked Umana Venezia (13-2) recorded its second loss on the court of fourth ranked Sigma Barcellona on Sunday night. Visitors were defeated by Sigma Barcellona 83-74. It ended at the same time the nine-game winning streak of Umana Venezia. The hosts trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 43-32 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Sigma Barcellona made 22-of-29 free shots (75.9 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was Panamanian guard Michael Hicks (193-76, college: Texas A&M - C.C.) who had a double-double by scoring 31 points and 16 rebounds. The former international swingman Andrea Ghiacci (200-81) chipped in 9 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Sigma Barcellona's coach Cesare Pancotto 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 American forward Tamar Slay (204-80, college: Marshall) who recorded 17 points and 6 rebounds. Newly promoted Sigma Barcellona maintains fourth place with 10-5 record. Umana Venezia at the other side still keeps top position with two games lost. Sigma Barcellona are looking forward to face league's second-placed Snaidero Udine on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Umana Venezia will play against Prima Veroli and is hoping to win this game.
Immobiliare SR (#4) forced the game against Snaidero Udine (#2) into an overtime, but lost by five points 85-90. The game took place in Rimini. But the guests from Udine were better at the end. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Immobiliare SR. It was a good game for American swingman Jason Williams (197-83, college: UTEP) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 15 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. Luigi Dordei contributed with 19 points and 13 rebounds (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line) for the winners. American swingman Terrence Roderick (195-88, college: UAB, agency: Interperformances) answered with 26 points and 9 rebounds for Immobiliare SR. Snaidero Udine maintains second place with 12-3 record behind leader Umana Reyer. Immobiliare SR at the other side dropped to the fifth position with six games lost. They share it with Sunrise Scafati. Snaidero Udine will play against Sigma Barcellona (#4) at home in the next round. Immobiliare SR will play against Tuscany Pistoia and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Bottom-ranked Mazzeo San Severo managed to get a second victory on Sunday night. This time newly promoted Mazzeo San Severo won against fourteenth-ranked MarcoPoloShop.it in Forli 88-73. It's especially surprising that the victory came too easily and 15-point difference suggests that Mazzeo San Severo is in a good shape to leave the bottom place. It was a great evening for Riste Stefanov who led his team to a victory scoring 22 points. The best for the losing side was Lorenzo Gordon with 18 points and 6 rebounds. MarcoPoloShop.it's coach rotated ten players and allowed the starting five to rest. Newly promoted Mazzeo San Severo maintains sixteenth place with 2-13 record. MarcoPoloShop.it lost fourth consecutive game. MarcoPoloShop.it at the other side, also newcomer in the league, keeps the fourteenth position with 11 games lost. They share it with Tezenis Verona. Mazzeo San Severo will meet at home higher ranked Sunrise Scafati (#6) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. MarcoPoloShop.it will play against Tezenis Verona (#15) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Imola was quite interesting. Third ranked Fastweb CM (11-4) played at the court of 7th ranked Aget Imola (8-7). Fastweb CM did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 103-84. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Aget Imola. It was an exceptional evening for Ricky Hickman who led the winners and scored 28 points and 5 assists. Fastweb CM's coach Marco Crespi allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Fastweb CM has a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain third place with 11-4 record having just two points less than leader Umana Reyer. Aget Imola at the other side keeps the seventh position with seven games lost. Fastweb CM's next round opponent will be Assigeco BPL (#11) in Lodi and are hoping to win another game. Aget Imola will play at home against Naturhouse Ferrara (#10).
A very interesting game took place in Jesi. It ended with only one-point defeat on the road of higher ranked Tuscany Pistoia (8-7) to twelfth ranked Fileni BPA (6-9) 82-81 on Sunday evening. The best player for the winners was Marko Tusek who had a double-double by scoring 13 points and 12 rebounds. Fileni BPA moved-up to tenth place, which they share with N.Ferrara and Assigeco. Tuscany Pistoia lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the seventh position with seven games lost. Fileni BPA will face Trenkwalder RE (#13) in Reggio Emilia in the next round.

Other games of round 15 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Sunrise Scafati was defeated by Tezenis Verona in a road game 66-62. N.Ferrara was beaten by Assigeco at home 74-85. Trenkwalder lost to Prima Veroli on the opponent's court 78-81.
The best stats of 15th round was 40 points (!!!) and 9 rebounds by Ndudi Ebi of Aget Imola.


Fileni BPA - Tuscany PT 82-81

A very interesting game took place in Jesi. It ended with only one-point defeat on the road of higher ranked Tuscany Pistoia (8-7) to twelfth ranked Fileni BPA (6-9) 82-81 on Sunday evening. The hosts trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 23-16 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. The best player for the winners was Slovenian forward Marko Tusek (203-75, agency: Alti Sport) who had a double-double by scoring 13 points and 12 rebounds. The former international center Michele Maggioli (212-77) chipped in 17 points. Five Fileni BPA players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Joseph Forte (193-81, college: N.Carolina, agency: JEMsports) who recorded 34 points (!!!) (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line) and power forward Fiorello Toppo (198-80) added 13 points and 9 rebounds respectively. Fileni BPA moved-up to tenth place, which they share with N.Ferrara and Assigeco. Tuscany Pistoia lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the seventh position with seven games lost. Fileni BPA will face Trenkwalder RE (#13) in Reggio Emilia in the next round.
Top scorers:
Fileni BPA: M.Nocedal 20+1reb, M.Maggioli 17+4reb+3ast, M.Rossi 15+2reb+1ast, M.Tusek 13+12reb, A.Pecile 11+2reb+1ast, F.Migliori 3+2reb
Tuscany PT: J.Forte 34+3reb+3ast, J.Varnado 15+7reb, F.Toppo 13+9reb+1ast, J.Porzingis 9+5reb, A.Filloy 8+3reb+2ast, G.Fucka 2+2reb
gschID: 95897


Forli - San Severo 73-88

Bottom-ranked Mazzeo San Severo managed to get a second victory on Sunday night. This time newly promoted Mazzeo San Severo won against fourteenth-ranked MarcoPoloShop.it in Forli 88-73. It's especially surprising that the victory came too easily and 15-point difference suggests that Mazzeo San Severo is in a good shape to leave the bottom place. The game was mostly controlled by Mazzeo San Severo. MarcoPoloShop.it managed to win fourth quarter 24-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Mazzeo San Severo made 23-of-24 free shots (95.8 percent) during the game. They also forced 19 MarcoPoloShop.it turnovers. It was a great evening for Bulgarian-FYR Macedonian guard Riste Stefanov (198-81, agency: Interperformances) who led his team to a victory scoring 22 points. Guard Michele Ferri (191-85) helped adding 14 points (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line). Four Mazzeo San Severo players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American forward Lorenzo Gordon (201-83, college: Oklahoma City, agency: Hart Sports Mngm) with 18 points and 6 rebounds and the former international forward Luigi Dordei (202-81) scored 14 points. MarcoPoloShop.it's coach rotated ten players and allowed the starting five to rest. Newly promoted Mazzeo San Severo maintains sixteenth place with 2-13 record. MarcoPoloShop.it lost fourth consecutive game. MarcoPoloShop.it at the other side, also newcomer in the league, keeps the fourteenth position with 11 games lost. They share it with Tezenis Verona. Mazzeo San Severo will meet at home higher ranked Sunrise Scafati (#6) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. MarcoPoloShop.it will play against Tezenis Verona (#15) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
San Severo: R.Stefanov 22+2reb+1ast, M.Ferri 14+2reb+3ast, R.Childress 13+2reb+3ast, K.Dickens 12+5reb, F.Zanelli 10+3ast, L.Ianes 8+8reb+1ast
Forli: L.Gordon 18+6reb, G.Leemire 14+2reb+3ast, A.Forray 9+5reb+1ast, T.Cody 8+3reb+3ast, F.Foiera 8+1reb, M.Poletti 6+5reb+1ast
gschID: 95898


Immobiliare SR - Snaidero UD 85-90 OT

Immobiliare SR (#4) forced the game against Snaidero Udine (#2) into an overtime, but lost by five points 85-90. The game took place in Rimini. But the guests from Udine were better at the end. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Immobiliare SR. The guests were ahead by 6 points but lost the second period ending it with a 2-point deficit before their 16-14 run, which allowed them to tie the game at the end of regular time. They were better in overtime eventually winning that period 12-7. Snaidero Udine made 37-of-42 charity shots (88.1 percent) during the game, while Immobiliare SR only scored thirteen points from the stripe. Immobiliare SR was plagued by 31 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for American swingman Jason Williams (197-83, college: UTEP) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 15 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. The former international forward Luigi Dordei (202-81) contributed with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 13 rebounds (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line) for the winners. American swingman Terrence Roderick (195-88, college: UAB, agency: Interperformances) answered with 26 points and 9 rebounds and Serbian-Greek forward Dusan Vukcevic (201-75, agency: Interperformances) added 24 points and 7 assists in the effort for Immobiliare SR. Five Snaidero Udine and four Immobiliare SR players scored in double figures. Snaidero Udine maintains second place with 12-3 record behind leader Umana Reyer. Immobiliare SR at the other side dropped to the fifth position with six games lost. They share it with Sunrise Scafati. Snaidero Udine will play against Sigma Barcellona (#4) at home in the next round. Immobiliare SR will play against Tuscany Pistoia and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Snaidero UD: C.Cotis Harrison 20+6reb+3ast, G.Lee 20+2reb+1ast, L.Dordei 19+13reb, D.Mathis 16+4reb+2ast, J.Williams 15+15reb+4ast, S.Bossi 0
Immobiliare SR: T.Roderick 26+9reb+1ast, D.Vukcevic 24+3reb+7ast, D.Filloy 14+9reb+1ast, Q.Lollis 13+6reb, G.Eliantonio 4+1reb, G.Gurini 2+5reb
gschID: 95893


Aget Imola - Fastweb CM 84-103

The game in Imola was quite interesting. Third ranked Fastweb CM (11-4) played at the court of 7th ranked Aget Imola (8-7). Fastweb CM did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 103-84. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Aget Imola. The game was mostly controlled by Fastweb CM. Aget Imola managed to win third quarter 22-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Fastweb CM shot 64.4 percent from the field and made 18-of-22 charity shots (81.8 percent) during the game. 24 personal fouls committed by Aget Imola helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was an exceptional evening for American guard Ricky Hickman (190-85, college: NC-Greensboro, agency: Court Side) who led the winners and scored 28 points and 5 assists (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line). His fellow American import guard Donell Taylor (198-82, college: UAB) accounted for 19 points and 4 assists for the winning side. Five Fastweb CM players scored in double figures. Fastweb CM's coach Marco Crespi allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Nigerian forward Ndudi Ebi (206-84, college: Arizona, agency: Priority Sports) came up with 40 points (!!!) and 9 rebounds and American guard Trent Whiting (185-76, college: BYU) added 17 points and 4 assists respectively for Aget Imola in the defeat. Fastweb CM has a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain third place with 11-4 record having just two points less than leader Umana Reyer. Aget Imola at the other side keeps the seventh position with seven games lost. Fastweb CM's next round opponent will be Assigeco BPL (#11) in Lodi and are hoping to win another game. Aget Imola will play at home against Naturhouse Ferrara (#10).
Top scorers:
Fastweb CM: R.Hickman 28+3reb+5ast, D.Taylor 19+1reb+4ast, D.Chiotti 15+8reb, G.Ferrero 13+1reb, S.Pierich 10+2reb, S.Gentile 7+1reb+1ast
Aget Imola: N.Ebi 40+9reb, T.Whiting 17+1reb+4ast, A.Amici 10+5reb+1ast, D.Bruttini 8+2reb+1ast, P.Prato 3+1reb+1ast, Y.Moreno 2+4reb+4ast
gschID: 95894


Tezenis Verona - Sunrise Scafati 66-62

There was an upset when higher ranked Sunrise Scafati (9-6) was defeated on the road by fifteenth ranked Tezenis Verona (4-11) 66-62 on Saturday. Sunrise Scafati trailed by 17 points after 3 quarters before a 25-12 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 62-66 at the end of the game. Tezenis Verona forced 20 Sunrise Scafati turnovers. The best player for the winners was international power forward Andrea Renzi (208-89, agency: Players Group) who had a double-double by scoring 14 points and 13 rebounds. Naturalized Argentinian guard Antonio Porta (188-83, agency: Players Group) chipped in 13 points and 5 assists. Four Tezenis Verona players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was naturalized Argentinian guard Marcos Casini (188-80) who recorded 16 points and American guard Jimmie Hunter (196-77, college: Life) added 11 points respectively. Tezenis Verona moved-up to fourteenth place, which they share with Forli. Loser Sunrise Scafati keeps the fifth position with six games lost. Tezenis Verona will face MarcoPoloShop.it (#14) in Forli in the next round. Sunrise Scafati will play on the road against Mazzeo San Severo (#16).
Top scorers:
Tezenis Verona: A.Renzi 14+13reb+1ast, A.Porta 13+4reb+5ast, J.Trepagnier 11+1reb+1ast, K.Waleskowski 11+5reb, M.Jurevicus 8+5reb+4ast, F.Bellina 4+4reb
Sunrise Scafati: M.Casini 16+2reb+2ast, J.Hunter 11+4reb+3ast, R.Chiacig 9+3reb, M.Levin 7+6reb+2ast, R.Davis 7+6reb+1ast, N.Radulovic 5+6reb+1ast
gschID: 95895


Barcellona - Umana Reyer 83-74

Top ranked Umana Venezia (13-2) recorded its second loss on the court of fourth ranked Sigma Barcellona on Sunday night. Visitors were defeated by Sigma Barcellona 83-74. It ended at the same time the nine-game winning streak of Umana Venezia. The hosts trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 43-32 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Sigma Barcellona made 22-of-29 free shots (75.9 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was Panamanian guard Michael Hicks (193-76, college: Texas A&M - C.C.) who had a double-double by scoring 31 points and 16 rebounds. The former international swingman Andrea Ghiacci (200-81) chipped in 9 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Sigma Barcellona's coach Cesare Pancotto 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 American forward Tamar Slay (204-80, college: Marshall) who recorded 17 points and 6 rebounds and the former international power forward Christian Di Giuliomaria (208-79) added 15 points and 7 rebounds respectively. Newly promoted Sigma Barcellona maintains fourth place with 10-5 record. Umana Venezia at the other side still keeps top position with two games lost. Sigma Barcellona are looking forward to face league's second-placed Snaidero Udine on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Umana Venezia will play against Prima Veroli and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Barcellona: M.Hicks 31+16reb+1ast, R.Bucci 16+1ast, M.Mocavero 11+6reb, A.Ghiacci 9+9reb+4ast, M.Cardinali 5+1reb, J.Crispin 4+2reb+11ast
Umana Reyer: K.Clark 20+2reb, T.Slay 17+6reb+2ast, C.Di Giuliomaria 15+7reb, A.Young 9+2reb+2ast, G.Meini 7+3reb+4ast, M.Allegretti 3+6reb
gschID: 95896


N.Ferrara - Assigeco 74-85

There was a small surprise when eleventh ranked Assigeco BPL (6-9) defeated on the road 9th ranked Naturhouse Ferrara (6-9) 85-74 on Sunday. The guests trailed by 5 points at the halftime before their 27-10 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Assigeco BPL made 17-of-20 free shots (85.0 percent) during the game. They also forced 19 Naturhouse Ferrara turnovers. The best player for the winners was American guard Paul Marigney (192-82, college: St.Mary's, CA) who scored 24 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. His fellow American import forward Ruben Boykin (201-85, college: N.Arizona) chipped in 20 points and 8 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was Finnish power forward Tuukka Kotti (205-81, college: Providence) who recorded a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds and power forward Valerio Mazzola (205-88, agency: Interperformances) added 10 points and 5 rebounds respectively. Four Naturhouse Ferrara players scored in double figures. Assigeco BPL moved-up to tenth place, which they share with N.Ferrara and Fileni BPA. Assigeco BPL will face higher ranked Fastweb CM (#3) in Casale in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Assigeco: P.Marigney 24+9reb+4ast, R.Boykin 20+8reb, P.Ezugwu 15+4reb, D.Banti 6+4reb+1ast, A.Simoncelli 6+2ast, B.Cerella 6+5reb+2ast
N.Ferrara: D.Cournooh 16, K.Ndoja 14+3reb, T.Kotti 14+10reb+1ast, V.Mazzola 10+5reb+3ast, J.Boyette 9+2reb, D.Farabello 6+2reb+4ast
gschID: 95891


Prima Veroli - Trenkwalder 81-78

Rather expected game when 13th ranked Trenkwalder RE (5-10) was edged on the road by tenth ranked Prima Veroli (7-8) 81-78 on Sunday. Trenkwalder RE trailed by 13 points after 3 quarters before a 27-17 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 78-81 at the end of the game. Prima Veroli made 21-of-25 free shots (84.0 percent) during the game. Trenkwalder RE was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American guard Jarrius Jackson (188-85, college: Texas Tech) who scored 23 points and 5 rebounds. The former international forward David Brkic (210-82, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 25 points and 5 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Joe Smith (193-77, college: Al.-Huntsville, agency: Priority Sports) who recorded 22 points and 5 assists and the former international guard Robert Fultz (190-82, agency: Interperformances) added 17 points and 4 assists (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) respectively. Prima Veroli moved-up to ninth place. Loser Trenkwalder RE keeps the thirteenth position with ten games lost. Prima Veroli will face league's leader Umana Venezia on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Trenkwalder RE will play against Fileni BPA (#12) in Jesi and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Prima Veroli: D.Brkic 25+5reb, J.Jackson 23+5reb+3ast, I.Gatto 12+4reb, A.Kavaliauskas 7+5reb, G.Rosselli 6+2reb+3ast, J.Penn 6+1reb+4ast
Trenkwalder: J.Smith 22+2reb+5ast, R.Fultz 17+2reb+4ast, J.Salvi 16+3reb, R.Valenti 6+3reb, T.Ostler 5+1reb, A.Frosini 5+3reb
gschID: 95892




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BJ League Round 24: Shiga Lakestars beat Niigata Albirex in the most crucial game of the week - by Eurobasket News
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Shiga. Third ranked Shiga Lakestars faced one of their biggest challengers Niigata Albirex. Host Shiga Lakestars (15-8) defeated guests from Niigata (10-11) 84-76. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Niigata Albirex won third quarter 22-13. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Shiga Lakestars forced 20 Niigata Albirex turnovers and outrebounded them 43-32 including 29 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was American power forward Gary Hamilton (208-84, college: Miami (FL)) who had a double-double by scoring 18 points, 18 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals. The other American import forward Lamar Rice (203-82, college: Georgetown, KY) chipped in 8 points and 10 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American power forward Zachary Andrews (203-85, college: Bradley) who recorded a double-double by scoring 15 points, 17 rebounds and 4 assists. Shiga Lakestars moved-up to second place. Niigata Albirex at the other side keeps the third position with 11 games lost. Shiga Lakestars are again looking forward to face Niigata Albirex (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Niigata Albirex will have a break next round.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Sendai. Second ranked Sendai 89ers faced second-best Fukuoka Rizing. Host Sendai 89ers (13-8) smashed guests from Fukuoka (15-10) 112-78. The game was dominated by American players. It was a good game for guard Mac Hopson (188-87, college: Idaho) who led his team to a victory with 30 points and 9 assists. Michael Bell contributed with 20 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) for the winners. Guard Nile Murry (193-83, college: TCU) replied with 24 points, 8 assists and 5 steals for Fukuoka Rizing. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Sendai 89ers has a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 13-8 record having eight points less than leader Osaka Evessa. Fukuoka Rizing at the other side dropped to the third place with ten games lost. Sendai 89ers will again play against Fukuoka Rizing (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Fukuoka Rizing will have a break next round.
The game in Takamatsu was quite interesting. Sixth ranked Saitama Broncos (8-15) played at the court of 8th ranked Takamatsu FA (6-15). Saitama Broncos managed to secure a 9-point victory 84-75 on Saturday. Worth to mention a great performance of Kenny Satterfield who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 22 points, 13 rebounds and 6 assists. The best for the losing side was Jefferey Price with 17 points and 8 rebounds. Saitama Broncos has a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to fifth place. Loser Takamatsu FA dropped to the seventh position with 15 games lost. They share it with Toyama Grouses. Saitama Broncos will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Takamatsu FA will play again against Saitama Broncos (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

Rest of the games of round 24 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Miyazaki crushed Toyama Grouses in a road game 99-77. Tokyo Apache were beaten by Shimane at home 85-94. Oita H.Devils lost to Tokyo Apache on the opponent's court 85-98. Tokyo Apache unfortunately lost to Oita H.Devils in a home game 69-84.


Toyama Grouses - Miyazaki 77-99

There was a minor upset when 7th ranked Toyama Grouses (6-15) were crushed at home by ninth ranked Miyazaki Shining Suns (7-16) 99-77 on Saturday. The game without a history. Miyazaki Shining Suns led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. It was a great shooting night for Miyazaki Shining Suns especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 53.3 percentage. The game was also dominated by American players. Worth to mention a great performance of swingman Jackie Manuel (196-83, college: N.Carolina) who helped to win the game recording 27 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists and forward Elijah Palmer (201-81, college: Duquesne, agency: Court Side) who added 21 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists during the contest. The best for the losing side was swingman Brian Harper (208-85, college: Paine) with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds and forward John Davis (198-84, college: Tarleton St.) scored 15 points and 5 rebounds. Four Miyazaki Shining Suns and five Toyama Grouses players scored in double figures. Toyama Grouses' coach Kohei Etoh gave up on the game allowing to play eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Miyazaki Shining Suns moved-up to eighth place. Loser Toyama Grouses keep the seventh position with 15 games lost. They share it with Takamatsu FA. Miyazaki Shining Suns will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Toyama Grouses will play again against Miyazaki Shining Suns (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Toyama Grouses: B.Harper 16+12reb+2ast, J.Davis 15+5reb+2ast, T.Mito 13+4reb+4ast, H.Johnson 13+7reb+1ast, J.Smith 10+11reb, T.Yoshimura 7+1reb
Miyazaki: J.Manuel 27+6reb+5ast, E.Palmer 21+10reb+4ast, B.Cole 17+10reb+3ast, O.Shinnosuke 13+2reb+1ast, H.Fujita 8+2reb, T.Ito 6+2reb+2ast
gschID: 105899


Tokyo Apache - Shimane 85-94

There was a small surprise when seventh ranked Shimane Magic (9-14) defeated on the road 5th ranked Tokyo Apache (7-8) 94-85 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 50-40 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Strangely Tokyo Apache outrebounded Shimane Magic 42-24 including 17 on the offensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Reggie Golson (201-81, college: SE Missouri St., agency: Court Side) who helped to win the game recording 27 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and the former international guard Takumi Ishizaki (188-84) who added 26 points and 5 steals during the contest. The best for the losing side was American forward Jeremy Tyler (209-91, college: High School) with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 11 rebounds and his fellow American import guard Byron Eaton (180-86, college: Oklahoma St.) scored 19 points and 5 rebounds. Four Tokyo Apache players scored in double figures. Shimane Magic maintains seventh position with 9-14 record. Loser Tokyo Apache dropped to the sixth place with eight games lost. Shimane Magic will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Tokyo Apache will play again against Shimane Magic (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Tokyo Apache: B.Eaton 19+5reb+2ast, C.Aoki 16+4reb+1ast, J.Tyler 14+11reb+2ast, R.Swift 13+7reb+2ast, J.Nakama 8+3reb+2ast, K.Dartez 7+5reb
Shimane: R.Golson 27+7reb+4ast, T.Ishizaki 26+1reb+3ast, J.Davis 15+4reb+2ast, F.Fisher 7+4reb+2ast, T.Yokoo 7+4reb+2ast, T.Evans 7+4reb+1ast
gschID: 105900


Shiga Lakestars - Niigata Albirex 84-76

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Shiga. Third ranked Shiga Lakestars faced one of their biggest challengers Niigata Albirex. Host Shiga Lakestars (15-8) defeated guests from Niigata (10-11) 84-76. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Niigata Albirex won third quarter 22-13. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Shiga Lakestars forced 20 Niigata Albirex turnovers and outrebounded them 43-32 including 29 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was American power forward Gary Hamilton (208-84, college: Miami (FL)) who had a double-double by scoring 18 points, 18 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals. The other American import forward Lamar Rice (203-82, college: Georgetown, KY) chipped in 8 points and 10 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American power forward Zachary Andrews (203-85, college: Bradley) who recorded a double-double by scoring 15 points, 17 rebounds and 4 assists and Trinidad and Tobago power forward Julius Ashby (205-82, college: Colorado) added 18 points and 7 rebounds respectively. Four Niigata Albirex players scored in double figures. Shiga Lakestars moved-up to second place. Niigata Albirex at the other side keeps the third position with 11 games lost. Shiga Lakestars are again looking forward to face Niigata Albirex (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Niigata Albirex will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Niigata Albirex: J.Ashby 18+7reb+3ast, Z.Andrews 15+17reb+4ast, W.Veasley 15+2reb+2ast, Y.Ikeda 13+1reb+1ast, H.Kondo 5+2ast, T.Saito 5+2reb+4ast
Shiga Lakestars: Y.Okada 19+1reb, G.Hamilton 18+18reb+4ast, T.Fujiwara 10+3reb+5ast, M.Joho 9+1reb+1ast, M.Marshall 9+7reb+2ast, L.Rice 8+10reb+2ast
gschID: 105901


Takamatsu FA - Saitama Bron. 75-84

The game in Takamatsu was quite interesting. Sixth ranked Saitama Broncos (8-15) played at the court of 8th ranked Takamatsu FA (6-15). Saitama Broncos managed to secure a 9-point victory 84-75 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 2 points after three quarters before their 23-12 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Saitama Broncos outrebounded Takamatsu FA 46-31 including 31 on the defensive glass. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Saitama Broncos made 7 blocks. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Kenny Satterfield (188-81, college: Cincinnati) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 22 points, 13 rebounds and 6 assists and naturalized Brazilian forward Kazuya Hatano (192-82) who added 16 points and 10 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was American forward Jefferey Price (203-85, college: Miss.Valley St.) with 17 points and 8 rebounds and his fellow American import center Terrance Farley (208-85, college: Louisville) scored 16 points and 6 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Saitama Broncos has a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to fifth place. Loser Takamatsu FA dropped to the seventh position with 15 games lost. They share it with Toyama Grouses. Saitama Broncos will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Takamatsu FA will play again against Saitama Broncos (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Takamatsu FA: J.Price 17+8reb, T.Farley 16+6reb+2ast, H.Kikuchi 16+1reb+1ast, R.Sparks 13+6reb+2ast, S.Takada 7+4reb+2ast, M.Suzuki 3+1reb
Saitama Bron.: K.Satterfield 22+13reb+6ast, K.Hatano 16+10reb+1ast, G.Leach 12+3reb+2ast, G.Klaiber 12+6reb, D.Terashita 9+3reb, B.Brown 8+4reb
gschID: 105902


Tokyo Apache - Oita H.Devils 98-85

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 6th ranked Oita Heat Devils' (10-14) road loss to fifth ranked Tokyo Apache (7-8) 85-98 on Thursday. The hosts trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 55-41 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Tokyo Apache outrebounded Oita Heat Devils 48-29 including a 38-26 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The game was also dominated by American players. Worth to mention a great performance of power forward Robert Swift (213-85, college: High School) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 18 points and 15 rebounds (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field) and power forward Kendall Dartez (207-80, college: Louisville) who added 22 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was guard Matt Lottich (193-82, college: Stanford) with 18 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists and forward Taj Finger (203-86) produced a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds. Four Tokyo Apache and five Oita Heat Devils players scored in double figures. Despite that victory Tokyo Apache went down to sixth position due to points difference which they share with defeated Oita Heat Devils. Loser Oita Heat Devils keep the sixth place with 14 games lost. Tokyo Apache will meet at home Shimane Magic (#7) in the next round. Oita Heat Devils will play against Akita Happinets and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Oita H.Devils: M.Lottich 18+5reb+8ast, D.Johnson 16+5reb+1ast, T.Finger 16+11reb+2ast, K.Sato 15+1reb, R.Howell 10+5reb, H.Sato 6+1ast
Tokyo Apache: K.Dartez 22+7reb+1ast, C.Aoki 18+2reb+3ast, R.Swift 18+15reb+3ast, B.Eaton 10+2reb+6ast, J.Nakama 7+7reb+4ast, T.Goya 7+1reb
gschID: 105896


Tokyo Apache - Oita H.Devils 69-84

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams when sixth ranked Oita Heat Devils (10-14) beat on the road 5th ranked Tokyo Apache (7-8) 84-69 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Oita Heat Devils. Tokyo Apache managed to win third quarter 23-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Oita Heat Devils dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to Tokyo Apache's 30. Oita Heat Devils forced 19 Tokyo Apache turnovers. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Damian Johnson (201-87, college: Minnesota, agency: Edge Sports) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 12 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists and the other American import power forward Rolando Howell (206-82, college: S.Carolina) who added 18 points and 10 rebounds during the contest. Four Oita Heat Devils players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American guard Byron Eaton (180-86, college: Oklahoma St.) with 15 points and 6 steals and guard Cohey Aoki (167-80) scored 19 points (perfect from downtown making all five shots). Tokyo Apache's coach Bob Hill rotated ten players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Oita Heat Devils has a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain sixth position with 10-14 record which they share with defeated Tokyo Apache. Loser Tokyo Apache dropped to the sixth place with eight games lost. Oita Heat Devils will meet at home higher ranked Akita Happinets (#4) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Tokyo Apache will play against Shimane Magic and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Tokyo Apache: C.Aoki 19+1reb, B.Eaton 15+3reb+3ast, M.Chappell 11+6reb, T.Goya 6+1reb, K.Dartez 5+5reb, R.Swift 5+3reb+1ast
Oita H.Devils: R.Howell 18+10reb, K.Sato 17+1reb+1ast, K.Mitomo 13+6reb+4ast, D.Johnson 12+11reb+5ast, H.Sato 10+1ast, T.Finger 9+10reb+1ast
gschID: 105897


Sendai 89ers - Fukuoka Rizing 112-78

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Sendai. Second ranked Sendai 89ers faced second-best Fukuoka Rizing. Host Sendai 89ers (13-8) smashed guests from Fukuoka (15-10) 112-78. The game without a history. Sendai 89ers led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Sendai 89ers forced 21 Fukuoka Rizing turnovers and outrebounded them 38-20 including a 25-14 advantage in defensive rebounds. Sendai 89ers players were unselfish on offense dishing 33 assists comparing to just 18 passes made by Fukuoka Rizing's players. The game was dominated by American players. It was a good game for guard Mac Hopson (188-87, college: Idaho) who led his team to a victory with 30 points and 9 assists. Forward Michael Bell (206-82, college: Florida Atlantic) contributed with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) for the winners. Guard Nile Murry (193-83, college: TCU) replied with 24 points, 8 assists and 5 steals and swingman Michael Parker (200-81, college: Evergreen St.) added 25 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Fukuoka Rizing. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Sendai 89ers has a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 13-8 record having eight points less than leader Osaka Evessa. Fukuoka Rizing at the other side dropped to the third place with ten games lost. Sendai 89ers will again play against Fukuoka Rizing (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Fukuoka Rizing will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Fukuoka Rizing: M.Parker 25+6reb+1ast, N.Murry 24+2reb+8ast, J.Henderson 13+7reb+1ast, M.Kano 6, A.Takeno 4+5ast, J.Nakanishi 4+2reb+1ast
Sendai 89ers: M.Hopson 30+1reb+9ast, C.Holm 22+14reb+2ast, M.Bell 20+13reb+5ast, K.Takahashi 9+3ast, T.Komoda 9+3reb+1ast, T.Woodyard 8+4reb+3ast
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Standings - BJ League
BJ Standings
Eastern
 1. Hamamatsu P. 22-2 
 2. Sendai 89ers 14-8 
 3. Niigata Albirex 11-11 
 4. Saitama Bron. 9-15 
 5. Tokyo Apache 8-8 
 6. Akita 8-14 
 7. Toyama Grouses 7-15 
Western
 1. Osaka Evessa 17-7 
 2. Shiga Lakestars 15-9 
 3. Fukuoka Rizing 15-11 
 4. Okinawa GK 14-10 
 5. Kyoto Hannaryz 12-12 
 6. Oita H.Devils 10-14 
 7. Shimane 9-15 
 8. Miyazaki 7-17 
 9. Takamatsu FA 6-16 


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  KUWAIT   


Standings
D1 Standings
 1. Al Kuwait 2-0 
 2. Al Qadsia 2-0 
 3. Al Sahel 2-0 
 4. Al Arabi 0-2 
 5. Al Jahraa 0-2 
 6. Kazma 0-2 


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  LEBANON   


Standings - Division A
Div.A Standings
 1. Champville 14-2 
 2. Al Riyadi 13-3 
 3. Moutahed 10-6 
 4. Sagesse 10-6 
 5. Anibal 8-7 
 6. Hoops 6-10 
 7. Antranik 5-10 
 8. Byblos 3-13 
 9. Chabab 2-14 


Stats Leaders - Men
Points Per Game
 Fadi EL KHATIB
  Champville
  (199-F-79)
  Avg: 28.3
 1. El Khatib, Champville28.3 
 2. El Khatib, Champville28.3 
 3. Danridge, Byblos28.0 
 4. Warner, Byblos23.9 
 5. Cage, Hoops23.2 
 6. Shannon, Anibal21.3 
 7. Johnson, Moutahed21.3 
 8. Zachery, Antranik20.7 
 9. Johnson, Al Riyadi20.6 
 10. Johnson, Al Riyadi20.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Loren WOODS
  Al Riyadi
  (218-C-78)
  Avg: 15.4
 1. Woods, Al Riyadi15.4 
 2. Woods, Al Riyadi15.4 
 3. Dawson, Chabab12.5 
 4. Thompson, Sagesse12.4 
 5. Warner, Byblos12.1 
 6. Byrd, Hoops11.7 
 7. Shannon, Anibal11.6 
 8. Battles, Antranik11.3 
 9. Payne, Moutahed11.2 
 10. Watkins, Sagesse11.0 
Assists Per Game
 Brandon MASON
  Byblos
  (194-G/F-81)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Mason, Byblos7.8 
 2. Johnson, Moutahed6.5 
 3. Akl, Anibal6.3 
 4. Mahmoud, Al Riyadi5.4 
 5. Mahmoud, Al Riyadi5.4 
 6. Clemons, Chabab4.9 
 7. Fahed, Sagesse4.4 
 8. Khoury, Sagesse3.8 
 9. Danridge, Byblos3.6 
 10. Roustom, Moutahed3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Enique CLEMONS
  Chabab
  (180-G-80)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Clemons, Chabab3.2 
 2. Youngblood, Champ.2.5 
 3. Mahmoud, Al Riyadi2.5 
 4. Mahmoud, Al Riyadi2.5 
 5. Youngblood, Champ.2.5 
 6. Johnson, Al Riyadi2.4 
 7. Johnson, Al Riyadi2.4 
 8. Mason, Byblos2.4 
 9. Byrd, Hoops2.3 
 10. Roustom, Moutahed2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Darnell COX
  Champville
  (211-C-85)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Cox, Champville3.8 
 2. Cox, Champville3.8 
 3. Allen, Champville3.7 
 4. Allen, Champville3.7 
 5. Woods, Al Riyadi2.5 
 6. Woods, Al Riyadi2.5 
 7. Thompson, Sagesse2.1 
 8. Danridge, Byblos2.0 
 9. Watkins, Sagesse1.9 
 10. Hamdar, Hoops1.4 


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  LITHUANIA   


Stats Leaders - LKL
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
1 Kieza, Juventus 19.2
2 Alijevas, Nevezis 18.1
3 Viskontas, Perlas 17.4
4 Dimsa, Nevezis 16.3
5 Volkus, Techasas 16.1
6 Juskevicius, Rudupis 15.4
7 Dilys, Naglis-Adakris 15.3
8 Mikalauskas, Naglis. 14.8
9 Gvezdauskas, Siauliai 14.8
10 Sarakauskas, Siauliai 14.6
Rebounds Per Game
1 Kieza, Juventus 12.3
2 Sarakauskas, Siauliai 10.5
3 Valanciunas, Lietuv. 8.6
4 Dimsa, Nevezis 7.6
5 Zelionis, Rudupis 7.5
6 Jankunas, Zalgiris 7.3
7 Vasylius, Neptunas 6.9
8 Silinskis, Techasas 6.9
9 Janisius, Sakalai 6.7
10 Mikalauskas, Naglis. 6.7
Assists Per Game
1 Alijevas, Nevezis 5.9
2 Rinkevicius, Techasas 5.7
3 Juskevicius, Rudupis 5.4
4 Collins, Zalgiris 5
5 Janavicius, Siauliai 4.5
6 Viskontas, Perlas 4.5
7 Dainys, Rudupis 4.5
8 El-Amin, Lietuvos. 4.2
9 Ezerskis, Techasas 4.1
10 Kalnietis, Zalgiris 4
Steals Per Game
1 Vasylius, Neptunas 2.4
2 Viskontas, Perlas 2.2
3 Razutis, Naglis-A. 2.1
4 Rinkevicius, Techasas 2.1
5 Juskevicius, Rudupis 2
6 Ruikis, Neptunas 2
7 Valukonis, Techasas 2
8 Alijevas, Nevezis 2
9 Ezerskis, Techasas 1.7
10 El-Amin, Lietuvos. 1.7
Blocks Per Game
1 Silinskis, Techasas 2.4
2 Begic, Zalgiris 2.4
3 Valanciunas, Lietuv. 1.9
4 Cresnar, Nevezis 1.6
5 Cepukaitis, Juven. 1.4
6 Galdikas, Neptunas 1.1
7 Volkus, Techasas 1.1
8 Klimavicius, Zalgiris 1
9 Zelionis, Rudupis 1
10 Cukinas, Aiscai K. 0.8


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. Keras, Delikatesas7.5 
 8. Kazakauskas, Nafta U.7.5 
 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. Zyle, Zalgiris.1.1 
 10. Ramanauskas, Sil.1.1 


Dainius Salenga is suspended - by Aurimas Rimselis
Dainius Salenga (197-F-77) from B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas is suspended after Euroleague game with BC 'Khimki' on 23rd December 2010.
Doping control officials took D. Salenga's urine samples and surveyed, that A sample has a material attributable to stimulant (metilhexanamin).
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has added metilhexanamin to the prohibited substances list in 2009.
The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) banned Salenga to participate in national and international competitions from 6th January within ten days to submit a request to investigate the B sample.
Salenga may be disqualified for 2 years.




Darius Silinskis signed contract extension - by Aurimas Rimselis
'Panevezys Techasas team from Panevezys signed a contract extension with center Darius Silinskis (216-C-84, agency: Interperformances) till the end of season.
Darius Silinskis joined 'Panevezys Techasas in October 2010. Player stats: 10,3 points; 6,9 rebounds; 15,8 EFF in LKL and 11.5 points, 4.3 rebounds; 13.7 EFF in BBL.
Silinskis was a player of: 'Zalgiris' Kaunas, 'Alytus' Alytus, 'Nevezis' Kedainiai, 'CB Ciudad de Huelva', 'CKE Inkasso' Valga.



Elias Zouros to Zalgiris? - by Aurimas Rimselis
Elias Zouros (agency: Alti Sport ) now is in Kaunas, but whether it will be agreed on a contract, so far unknown.
Zouros the past two and a half seasons worked as Athens 'Panellinios'coach. Last year, the team led by the European Cup finals, Zouros was voted the best coach in the European Cup.
44-year head coach of the Greek in his career he worked mostly with their home clubs, Lebanon and French teams.
In the summer he was forced to say goodbye to 'Panellinios, because this team significantly reduced the budget.
Zalgiris in mid-December said goodbye to coach Aco Petrovich and made agreenment with sports director Rimantas Grigas.


Lietuvos Rytas and Jerry Johnson part ways - by Aurimas Rimselis
Vilnius 'Lietuvos Rytas' terminated the contract with point guard Jerry Johnson of the United States by mutual agreement . 28 years 183 cm tall basketball player should continue career in Istanbul 'Galatasaray team that leads the Turkishleague.

Johnson arrived in Vilnius last September from Charleroi 'Spirou' team (Belgium).

J. Johnson didnt played any match in Euroleague.
He scored 6.6 point, 3.2 assists average in 6 LKL games.
He scored 4.7 points in VTB United League.



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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. Gary, Contern1.5 
 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. Wurtz, Musel Pikes0.9 
 7. Stephens, T710.9 
 8. Weisen, Soleuvre0.8 
 9. Kennedy, Residence0.8 
 10. Wojnowski, Musel P.0.6 


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  MEXICO   


Updates on Mexicans playing abroad - by Kristian Santiago
In the US:

Eduardo Najera (202-F-76, college: Oklahoma) is finally seeing some time on the court and he scored a season-high of 11 points against the Minnesota T-Wolves in his Bobcats' 108-105 win last week.


Earl Watson (185-G-79, college: UCLA) scored 12 points in a loss against Memphis for the Jazz recently, but like Najera, Watson does not see that much time (13 mpg) on the court this season.

Francisco Cruz (191-G) netted in seven points for Wyoming in their 67-66 winner over New Mexico. As a newcomer, he is averaging eight points per game for the Cowboys this season.

Alexander Garcia-Mendoza (190-G-87) is equally averaging almost eight points per game, but for a different college in the US. He scored 10 points in a close 73-76 win for Arkansas Little Rock against Troy in the NCAA.

Jorge Gutierrez (190-G-88) is blossoming into one of the best players in the PAC-10 this year while scoring around 13 points per game in his junior-season for the California Bears. Gutierrez clicked in game-high 21 points against Arizona State last Saturday to take home the win back to California.

Uriel Segura (190-G-88)'s numbers dropped compared to last year, and the senior is only averaging close to four points a game at Texas-San Marcos. He contributed 10 points and six assists in his Bobcats' winner over Northwestern State, so hopefully, he can use the momentum to gain playing time during the rest of the season.

Jaime Serna (200-F-89) contributed with around eight points per game prior to his groin injury, that kept him out of a couple of games.

In Europe:

Romel Beck (203-G/F-82, agency: Interperformances, college: UNLV) is getting less playing time after a coaching change, but still was able to score 10 points in 21 minutes in Reggio Emilia's 78-73 win over Barcellona in the Italian Lega Due.


Roman Martinez (201-F-88, college: N.Mexico) is having a solid rookie-season in Spain, where he plays for UB La Palma in the LEB-Gold while averaging 9 points per game.

Gustavo Ayon (209-F/C-85, agency: Duran International, college: San Jose St.) should be playing a bigger role for Fuenlabrada in the ACB after the departure of Uruguayan Esteban Batista, but he got only 21 minutes on the court to net six points in a tough 86-100 loss to Badalona. Right now, the biggest talent abroad is averaging eight points per game for the seventh ranked team from Madrid.



Cibacopa will start on February 25 - by Alex
CIBACOPA has announced the start of its 2011 season for February 25th 2011. It is expected that the league will have 10 teams this season, which should be confirmed in the coming days. Although no oficial release has been given by the league, it is widely expected that the roster structures will also change and perhaps allow teams to sign up to 3 import players. We will report more information as it becomes available.

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  NAIA   


Roches double-double leads Blazers past Rush, 66-55 - by Emiliano
Nathaniel Roche (6'8''-F-88) had 17 points and 12 rebounds Saturday to lead Belhaven to a 66-55 men's basketball victory against NAIA No. 9 Xavier (LA).
The Blazers (9-7) beat a ranked team at home for the first time in three tries this season and handed Xavier (14-2) its second loss in three games.
Roch produced his seventh double-double of the season and his third straight against the Gold Rush, including two last season. The New Orleanian had 11 points and eight rebounds in the second half, and his basket with 8:53 remaining gave Belhaven its biggest lead, 54-41.
Devin Andrew had 15 points, 11 in the second half, and was Xavier's only double-figure scorer. Wanto Joseph had a career-high eight assists, and Denzell Erves grabbed seven rebounds.
Xavier never led in the first half but trailed by just 30-29 at halftime. Xavier led twice in the second half, the last time at 35-33 on an Erves basket with 18:15 remaining. Belhaven then scored the next 10 points and led by eight or more for the final 13 minutes.
Detrick Johnson scored 12 points and Bobby Grier 10 for Belhaven.
Xavier shot 37.3 percent from the floor and 56 percent from the line, both season lows. Belhaven shot 44.9 percent from the floor and outrebounded the Gold Rush 41-28. The Blazers have a three-game win streak against Xavier, their longest in a series which dates to the 1979-80 season. Xavier leads the series 43-13.
The Gold Rush will play William Carey at 7:30 p.m. Monday at The Barn in the second game of a doubleheader between the schools.



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  NBA   


Devin Ebanks recalled to L.A. Lakers - by Eurobasket News
After spending five games playing for the Lakers' Developmental League team, former WVU basketball player Devin Ebanks (6'9''-F, college: W.Virginia) has been recalled to Los Angeles.

L.A. made the move after forward Matt Barnes went down with a right knee injury Friday night against New Orleans.

Barnes was hurt in the second quarter of the win over the Hornets and underwent an MRI on the knee, but the extent of the injury will not be known until later Saturday.

According to the L.A. Times, Barnes said after the game he may have sustained cartilage damage or a bone bruise.

In his five games with the Bakersfield Jam, Ebanks averaged 14.6 points and 7.6 rebounds.

On Friday night, Ebanks and the Jam beat one of the league's top teams, the Iowa Energy, 133-130 in overtime. Ebanks had 25 points, six rebounds and two assists in the victory.

Ebanks was the 43rd overall selection in the NBA Draft when the Lakers took him just one spot after fellow Mountaineer teammate Da'Sean Butler was picked.

In limited action with Los Angeles, Ebanks averaged 2.9 points and 1.5 rebounds a game.

Courtesy of www.wvillustrated.com


Sunday's games (7) review - by Eurobasket News
Portland TB - Miami Heat 100-107 OT
LeBron James (6'8''-F-84) had 44 points, 13 rebounds and six assists, Dwyane Wade (6'4''-G-82, college: Marquette) added 34 points and eight rebounds, and the Miami Heat beat the Portland Trail Blazers 107-100 in overtime Sunday night for their 13th straight road victory. James buried two deep 3-pointers and made two free throws in the extra period for the Heat (30-9), who have won 21 of their last 22 games after a slow start to the season. Chris Bosh added 18 points and eight rebounds. The Big Three combined for all but 11 of Miami's points. Miami is three road wins away from tying the NBA record held by the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers. The Heat needed to scramble to keep the streak going after Wesley Matthews hit a 3-pointer to put the Blazers up 89-82 with 2:13 left. James took the game over from the there, making a 3-pointer and two more free throws to tie the game. LaMarcus Aldridge had 31 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists for the Blazers (20-18), who had an eight-game home win streak snapped. Nicolas Batum added 22 points and Matthews had 14. *Courtesy of www.cbssports.com

Toronto R. - Sacramento K. 118-112
They are the most dissimilar of duos. The oft-laconic 7-foot Roman with the sweet jump shot he'll take from anywhere and the athletic 6-foot-7 swingman from Los Angeles who has become almost relentless in attacking the basket. But as diverse as their backgrounds and abilities may be, there is a sense that whatever success the Raptors have offensively during the rest of the NBA season will come because Andrea Bargnani (6'10''-F/C-85) and Demar DeRozan (6'7''-F-89, college: USC) have figured out how to co-exist on a basketball court. It is no sure thing that they will do it consistently but for one afternoon it was if they'd done it a million times before as they led the Raptors to a 118-112 win over the Sacramento Kings on Sunday at the Air Canada Centre. The numbers were shockingly even: Bargnani was 12-for-19 from the floor in 39 minutes and made a couple of three-pointers in a 30-point afternoon. DeRozan was 13-for-20 from the floor in 39 minutes and made two of three free throws he took while pouring in 28 points. *Courtesy of www.thestar.com

LA Clippers - Golde State W. 105-91
Warriors guard Stephen Curry (6'3''-G-88, college: Davidson) dribbled his way through the defense for a layup. Next thing Curry knew, his shot was pinned to the backboard. Six seconds later, the same guy who blocked it was soaring for a dunk at the other end. And it wasn't even Blake Griffin (6'10''-F-89, college: Oklahoma). It was rookie forward Al-Farouq Aminu (6'9''-F-90, college: Wake Forest). His gasp-inducing sequence underscored how the Clippers' energy and athleticism overwhelmed the Warriors in Los Angeles' 105-91 victory at Staples Center on Sunday. Playing in their first afternoon game this season, the Warriors were a half-a-step slow all game. Not helping matters, the Warriors committed 19 turnovers and 32 fouls, preventing them from developing any rhythm. 'The turnovers were real lethargic,' Warriors coach Keith Smart said. 'We didn't have the energy level that you need to win on the road. '... We played just flat and turned the ball over, so we didn't have a chance.' Especially on the front line, the Warriors could do nothing with the size, strength, athleticism and pep of the Clippers. Griffin finished with 23 points and 12 rebounds. Center DeAndre Jordan, another freakish athlete who was recently inserted into the starting lineup, had nine points, 13 rebounds and three blocks. The Warriors' counterparts, center Andris Biedrins and forward David Lee, finished with a combined total of eight points (all by Lee) on 2-for-7 shooting with nine rebounds, no blocks and 12 fouls. Courtesy of www.contracostatimes.com

LA Lakers - New York K. 109-87
Kobe Bryant (6'6''-G-78) scored 27 points, Andrew Bynum (7'0''-C-87, agency: David Lee services) added 18 points and seven rebounds before getting ejected in the fourth quarter, and the Los Angeles Lakers mixed it up with the New York Knicks in their fourth straight victory, 109-87 Sunday night. Pau Gasol had 20 points and 14 rebounds for the Lakers, who thoroughly dominated undersized New York in the paint and on defense during their seventh straight win over the Knicks. The second half got testy, with numerous hard fouls and arguments highlighted by Ron Artest clotheslining New York's Amare Stoudemire on a drive to the hoop, earning a flagrant foul. Stoudemire scored 18 of his 23 points after halftime for the Knicks, whose three-game winning streak ended with a poor shooting performance. *Courtesy of www.kolotv.com

San Antonio S. - Minnesota T. 94-91
Though it wasn't pretty on the court, the San Antonio Spurs thought it was beautiful in the standings. 'Wins are always good,' coach Gregg Popovich said. 'There has never been a bad win.' Manu Ginobili (6'6''-G-77, agency: Interperformances) scored 14 of his 21 points in the second quarter, and the Spurs beat Minnesota 94-91 on Sunday night for their 15th straight victory over the Timberwolves. San Antonio put six players in double figures and ran its NBA-best record to 31-6 while extending the league's longest current winning streak against an opponent. Richard Jefferson (6'6''-F/G-80, college: Arizona) and Gary Neal each added 13 points, while Tony Parker, George Hill and Matt Bonner all had 11. Kevin Love, who averaged 28.5 points and 20 rebounds in two previous losses against the Spurs, had 18 points and 17 rebounds. Darko Milicic had 11 points and 10 rebounds, and Luke Ridnour added 16 points in Minnesota's fourth straight loss. *Courtesy of www.cbssports.com

Phoenix Suns - Cleveland C. 108-100
Jared Dudley (6'7''-F-85, agency: Priority Sports, college: Boston Coll.) came off the bench to score 21 points, Steve Nash (6'3''-G-74, college: Santa Clara) had 20 points and 15 assists, and the Phoenix Suns handed the undermanned Cleveland Cavaliers their 10th consecutive loss, 108-100 Sunday night. The victory ended the Suns' three-game losing streak and marked the first time in five games the usually high-scoring Suns had reached 100 points. The loss was the 20th in 21 games and the 16th in a row on the road for the Cavaliers. The Suns trailed throughout the first half but finally took the lead for good 93-90 on a 3-pointer by Nash with 6:41 remaining. Vince Carter added 19 points for Phoenix, Channing Frye had 16 points and 12 rebounds, and Robin Lopez scored 15 points. Rookie Manny Harris scored a season-high 27 points for Cleveland. J.J. Hickson had 23 points and a season-high 17 rebounds and Antawn Jamison also scored 23. *Courtesy of www.miamiherald.com

Denver N. - N.Orleans H. 87-96
If this was Carmelo Anthony's farewell, he sure didn't go out on a high note. Anthony scored just eight points in the Denver Nuggets' 96-87 loss to the New Orleans Hornets on Sunday night, putting a sour finish on a day filled with speculation that the superstar's departure from Denver was close after 7 1/2 seasons. A person with knowledge of the discussions told The Associated Press on Sunday night that the Nuggets are closing in on a deal that would send Anthony to New Jersey in a three-team trade. Anthony declined to comment on the latest trade speculation before the game, but his performance was one of the worst of his career. In foul trouble early, Anthony's first basket came with 6:51 left in the third quarter, when his finger-roll layup pulled Denver to 65-49, drawing scattered cheers from the crowd disgusted by the Nuggets' low energy. When he returned to the game a minute into the fourth quarter, he was greeted with more jeers than cheers and was even booed when the Nuggets were closing in after trailing by 19 in the third quarter. Chris Paul (6'0''-G-85, college: Wake Forest), who scored 20, and David West (6'8''-F-80, college: Xavier) (19) helped New Orleans stave off the Nuggets and send Denver to its third straight loss. Anthony took just five shots until the fourth quarter and finished 3 for 11 from the floor in 34 minutes. *Courtesy of www.miamiherald.com


Suns recall Garret Siler from D-League - by Eurobasket News
The Phoenix Suns have recalled Garret Siler (7'0''-C-86, college: Augusta St.) from the Iowa Energy of the NBA Development League, the team announced.

Originally assigned to the Energy on Jan. 2, Siler appeared in four games (one start) with Iowa, averaging 4.5 points and 5.0 rebounds in 16.3 minutes. Silers best game with Iowa came Jan. 7 at Bakersfield when he scored a season-high eight points and a season-high tying seven rebounds.

Courtesy of www.insidehoops.com


Kings recall Hassan Whiteside from D-League - by Eurobasket News
The Sacramento Kings recalled center Hassan Whiteside (7'0''-F-89, college: Marshall) from the Reno Bighorns of the D-League, it was announced by Kings President of Basketball Operations Geoff Petrie.

Whiteside averaged 4.4 points (.509 FG%, .412 FT%), 2.7 rebounds, 0.1 assists, 2.14 blocks, and 10.5 minutes per game in 14 games, including three starts with the Bighorns. He was assigned to Reno on November 29, 2010.

Selected by Sacramento in the second round (33rd overall) of the 2010 NBA Draft out of Marshall University, Whiteside appeared in one NBA game, playing two minutes in the season opener at Minnesota on October 27, 2010.

Courtesy of The Sacramento Kings


Suns sign Zabian Dowdell to 10-day contract - by Eurobasket News
The Phoenix Suns have signed free-agent guard Zabian Dowdell (6'3''-G-84, college: Virginia Tech) to a 10-day contract.

The team announced the move Sunday to get its roster to 14 players.

The six-foot-four Dowdell spent training camp with the Suns this season before being waived Oct. 19.

He then signed with Tulsa in the NBA D-League, where he averaged 14 points, four assists and two rebounds in 18 games.

The Virginia Tech product was a member of Phoenix's squads in the Las Vegas Summer League in 2009 and 2010.

Courtesy of www.metronews.ca


Warriors assign Lin to D-League - by Eurobasket News
The Golden State Warriors have assigned guard Jeremy Lin (6'3''-G-89, college: Harvard) to the Reno Bighorns of the NBA Development League.

Lin has appeared in 17 games for the Warriors this season, averaging 1.9 points and 1.12 steals in 8.5 minutes per contest.

This will mark his second stint with the Bighorns this season.

Lin appeared in four games with Reno earlier this season, averaging 18.0 points and 2.8 assists.

He was recalled by the Warriors on January 3, but has been on the teams inactive list since his return (last three games).

Courtesy of www.realgm.com


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Kevin DURANT
  Oklah.City T.
  (206-G/F-88)
  Avg: 28.2
 1. Durant, Oklah.Ci.28.2 
 2. Stoudemire, New Y.26.3 
 3. James, Miami Heat25.3 
 4. Ellis, Golde S.25.2 
 5. Bryant, LA Lakers25.2 
 6. Wade, Miami Heat24.9 
 7. Rose, Chicago B.24.2 
 8. Nowitzki, Dallas M.24.1 
 9. Anthony, Denver N.23.8 
 10. Gordon, LA Clippers23.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kevin LOVE
  Minnesota T.
  (208-C-88)
  Avg: 15.7
 1. Love, Minnesota T.15.7 
 2. Howard, Orlando M.13.1 
 3. Randolph, Memph.12.7 
 4. Griffin, LA Clipp.12.6 
 5. Noah, Chicago B.11.7 
 6. Bogut, Milwauke.11.7 
 7. Camby, Portland TB11.4 
 8. Gasol, LA Lakers10.8 
 9. Boozer, Chicago B.10.0 
 10. Okafor, N.Orlean.10.0 
Assists Per Game
 Rajon RONDO
  Boston C.
  (186-G-86)
  Avg: 13.4
 1. Rondo, Boston C.13.4 
 2. Nash, Phoenix Suns10.7 
 3. Paul, N.Orleans H.9.7 
 4. Williams, Utah Jazz9.3 
 5. Wall, Washington W.8.8 
 6. Kidd, Dallas M.8.7 
 7. Felton, New Y.8.7 
 8. Rose, Chicago B.8.1 
 9. Westbrook, Oklah..8.0 
 10. Calderon, Toron.7.9 
Steals Per Game
 Chris PAUL
  N.Orleans H.
  (183-G-85)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Paul, N.Orleans H.2.7 
 2. Rondo, Boston C.2.4 
 3. Ellis, Golde S.2.3 
 4. Curry, Golde S.2.0 
 5. Westbrook, Oklah..1.9 
 6. Ginobili, San A.1.9 
 7. Conley, Memphis G.1.9 
 8. Felton, New Y.1.9 
 9. Kidd, Dallas M.1.9 
 10. Gay, Memphis G.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrew BOGUT
  Milwaukee B.
  (212-F/C-84)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Bogut, Milwauke.2.8 
 2. McGee, Washingt.2.6 
 3. Stoudemire, New Y.2.4 
 4. Milicic, Minnesota T.2.4 
 5. Howard, Orlando M.2.3 
 6. Ibaka, Oklah.Ci.2.2 
 7. Jefferson, Utah J.2.0 
 8. Duncan, San A.1.9 
 9. Smith, Atlanta H.1.9 
 10. Gasol, LA Lakers1.9 


Standings
NBA Standings
Eastern Conference
Atlantic Div.
 1. Boston C. 28-8 
 2. New York K. 21-15 
 3. Philadelph.76 15-22 
 4. Toronto R. 13-24 
 5. New Jersey N. 10-27 
Central Div.
 1. Chicago B. 24-12 
 2. Indiana P. 14-20 
 3. Milwaukee B. 14-21 
 4. Detroit P. 12-24 
 5. Cleveland C. 8-29 
Southeast Div.
 1. Miami Heat 30-9 
 2. Orlando M. 25-12 
 3. Atlanta H. 25-14 
 4. Charlotte B. 13-21 
 5. Washington W. 9-26 
Western Conference
Northwest Div.
 1. Utah Jazz 25-13 
 2. Oklah.City T. 25-13 
 3. Denver N. 20-16 
 4. Portland TB 20-18 
 5. Minnesota T. 9-29 
Pacific Div.
 1. LA Lakers 27-11 
 2. Phoenix Suns 15-20 
 3. Golde State W. 15-22 
 4. LA Clippers 12-24 
 5. Sacramento K. 8-26 
Southwest Div.
 1. San Antonio S. 31-6 
 2. Dallas M. 26-10 
 3. N.Orleans H. 22-16 
 4. Memphis G. 17-20 
 5. Houston R. 16-21 


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Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Jerice CROUCH
  Rochester R.
  (182-G-84)
  Avg: 27
 1. Crouch, Rocheste.27.0 
 2. Jones, Kentucky S.21.0 
 3. Stevenson, Rocheste.16.0 
 4. Thompson, Kentucky.16.0 
 5. McLeish, Kentucky.15.0 
 6. Friel, Rochester R.15.0 
 7. Logan, Kentucky S.14.0 
 8. Harris, Kentucky S.12.0 
 9. Baker, Kentucky S.11.0 
 10. Walton, Rocheste.10.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kenny JONES
  Kentucky S.
  (198-F-84)
  Avg: 8
 1. Jones, Kentucky S.8.0 
 2. Logan, Kentucky S.8.0 
 3. Stevenson, Rocheste.7.0 
 4. Carter, Rocheste.6.0 
 5. Walton, Rocheste.6.0 
 6. Friel, Rochester R.5.0 
 7. Crouch, Rocheste.5.0 
 8. Thompson, Kentucky.4.0 
 9. Harris, Kentucky S.4.0 
 10. Johnson, Roches.3.0 
Assists Per Game
 Jerice CROUCH
  Rochester R.
  (182-G-84)
  Avg: 7
 1. Crouch, Rocheste.7.0 
 2. Council, Rocheste.5.0 
 3. Mickens, Kentucky.5.0 
 4. Friel, Rochester R.3.0 
 5. Baker, Kentucky S.2.0 
 6. Stevenson, Rocheste.2.0 
 7. Johnson, Rocheste.1.0 
 8. Walton, Rocheste.1.0 
 9. Jones, Kentucky S.1.0 
 10. McLeish, Kentuc.1.0 
Steals Per Game
 Jerice CROUCH
  Rochester R.
  (182-G-84)
  Avg: 3
 1. Crouch, Rocheste.3.0 
 2. Council, Rocheste.3.0 
 3. Logan, Kentucky S.2.0 
 4. Jones, Kentucky S.2.0 
 5. Carter, Rocheste.1.0 
 6. Mickens, Kentucky.1.0 
 7. Baker, Kentucky S.1.0 
 8. McLeish, Kentucky.1.0 
 9. Stevenson, Rocheste.1.0 
 10. Friel, Rochester.0.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Steffon FARLEY
  Rochester R.
  (203-C-)
  Avg: 2
 1. Farley, Rocheste.2.0 
 2. Logan, Kentucky S.1.0 
 3. Stevenson, Rocheste.1.0 
 4. Carter, Rocheste.1.0 
 5. Walton, Rocheste.1.0 
 6. McLeish, Kentucky.0.0 
 7. Friel, Rochester R.0.0 
 8. White, Kentucky S.0.0 
 9. McCoy, Rocheste.0.0 
 10. Baker, Kentucky.0.0 


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  PHILIPPINES   


PBA Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Gary DAVID
  Powerade T.
  (187-G/F-78)
  Avg: 21.5
 1. David, Powerade T.21.5 
 2. Cardona, Meral.21.4 
 3. Devance, Alaska19.2 
 4. Simon, Derby A.18.4 
 5. Al-Hussaini, Air2117.5 
 6. Buenafe, Air2117.1 
 7. Yap, Derby Ace L.17.0 
 8. Mercado, Rain o.16.9 
 9. Washington, San M.16.3 
 10. Isip, Barako16.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Rudy HATFIELD
  Ginebra
  (191-F-77)
  Avg: 12.1
 1. Hatfield, Ginebra12.1 
 2. Carey, Talk N Text11.7 
 3. Maierhofer, Derby A.9.8 
 4. Thoss, Alaska9.7 
 5. Washington, San M.9.7 
 6. Peek, Talk N Text9.2 
 7. Santos, San Miguel9.1 
 8. Al-Hussaini, Air218.9 
 9. Devance, Alaska8.8 
 10. Williams, Talk N.8.6 
Assists Per Game
 Chris ROSS
  Meralco B.
  (185-G-85)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Ross, Meralco B.6.3 
 2. Alapag, Talk N Text5.5 
 3. Cabagnot, San M.5.4 
 4. Yap, Derby Ace L.4.8 
 5. Tenorio, Alaska4.3 
 6. Mercado, Rain o.4.3 
 7. Miller, Ginebra4.1 
 8. Hubalde, Barako4.0 
 9. Villanueva, Derby A.3.9 
 10. Norwood, Rain o.3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Chris ROSS
  Meralco B.
  (185-G-85)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Ross, Meralco B.2.4 
 2. Norwood, Rain o.2.1 
 3. Mercado, Rain o.2.0 
 4. Reyes, Talk N Text1.5 
 5. Arboleda, Air211.3 
 6. Tenorio, Alaska1.2 
 7. Villanueva, Derby A.1.2 
 8. Yap, Derby Ace L.1.2 
 9. Helterbrand, Gineb.1.2 
 10. Baguio, Alaska1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Siverino BACLAO
  Air21
  (198-F/C-87)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Baclao, Air212.5 
 2. Andaya, Barako1.6 
 3. Washington, San M.1.5 
 4. Eman, Alaska1.2 
 5. Peek, Talk N Text1.2 
 6. Maierhofer, Derby A.1.2 
 7. Thoss, Alaska1.1 
 8. Reyes, Powerade T.1.1 
 9. Devance, Alaska1.1 
 10. Santos, San Miguel1.0 


Yap shows big game, tows Llamados to Game 4 win; Ginebra spills SMB in Game 3 to stay alive - by Eurobasket News
Fourth game

Talk N Text - Derby Ace L. 93-98

James Yap (191-F/G-82) showed why he's the reigning PBA Most Valuable Player. Yap bounced back from an awful showing the last time and helped the B-Meg Llamados, the defending Philippine Cup champion, hold off a furious Talk 'N Text rally from 21 points down in a 98-93 win that tied their best-of-seven semifinals series Sunday night at the Araneta Coliseum. Held to just nine points two nights ago, Yap poured in a game-high 26 points and got plenty of help from big men Marc Pingris (195-C-81) and Rico Maierhofer (198-C-85), whose crucial putbacks preserved the victory for the Llamados in the endgame. Pingris scored on a vital follow-up of his own miss, and Maierhofer had two, including one off a miss by Yap, to put the Llamados on safer ground, 96-90, with 33.8 seconds left. 'We have to stick together and play as a team,' said Derby Ace coach Jorge Gallent at the end of Game 4 witnessed by a crowd of 17,586. 'We just have to share the ball and not rush our shots.' The pivotal Game 5 of their best-of-seven series is on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Big Dome, with both teams gunning for the win that will put them within striking distance of advancing to the championship round. After losing Game 3, 78-92, the Llamados came out firing from the onset as James Yap and Nino Canaleta (196-F-82) conspired to give the defending champions an early double-digit cushion. The lead eventually ballooned to as high as 21 points, the last time at 78-57. But the Tropang Texters had one final push left in them. Talk 'N Text held Derby Ace without a field goal for almost five minutes, while unloading a huge 16-1 run of its own capped by a Ryan Reyes three-pointer to threaten at 78-81 with still 5:38 remaining in the match. Maierhofer, winner of last year's top rookie honosr, answered back by converting a critical putback after Yap misfired with 2:26 left to make it 90-82. Pingris then made another follow-up off his own miss to keep Derby Ace ahead at 92-84, before Maierhofer had that final critical shot in the waning seconds. Maierhofer finished with 11 rebounds and 10 points, while Pingris added 13 markers. 'Ping and Rico did their job. Yun ang lagi kong pinapaalala sa kanila to know and do their roles. We know it's going to be very hard to beat them (Texters), but it's possible,' added Gallent. The Llamados also got solid backing from Canaleta, who had 19 points and 13 rebounds, as well as Peter June Simon (186-G-82), who bounced back from his previous eight-point performance to finish with 13. Jimmy Alapag (178-G-77, college: Cal.St.-San Bernar.) paced the Tropang Texters with 22 points, including nine in the fourth period. Larry Fonacier (186-G-82), who had 13 in the fourth quarter, ended up with 15 points, while Ali Peek added 17. - Courtesy of KY, RCJ, GMANews.TV

Third Game
San Miguel - Ginebra 78-95
Its back against the wall, Barangay Ginebra summoned an inner strength it has always been known for never-say-die. Mark Caguioa (188-G-79, college: Glendale CC (AZ)) and Rudy Hatfield (191-F-77, college: Michigan) responded to the challenge as they sparked a fiery Kings start and then helped their team survive a mini-rally by the San Miguel Beermen for a rousing 95-78 win in Game Three of their PBA Philippine Cup semifinals series Sunday night before a huge 18,000 crowd at the Araneta Coliseum. Chest-bumping and trash talking each other, Caguioa and Hatfield steered Ginebra's offense early, with the league's most popular ballclub racing to a 30-14 lead after one quarter. And with still five minutes left before halftime, the Kings were already up by as much as 46-21, generating wild chants of Ginebra! Ginebra! Ginebra! from the partisan crowd. Caguioa finished with 17 points and 12 rebounds, while Hatfield added 16 in the Kings' breakthrough win in the best-of-seven series, which the Beermen still lead, 2-1. Still, the victory came like a rain in the desert for the Kings. 'We just needed to win this one,' admitted Caguioa later. 'People just don't know that me and Rudy were into it. Hindi naman kami nag-aaway. We're just emotional about having to win this one.' Willie Miller (180-G-77) came off the bench to topscore for Ginebra with 19 points, while Eric Menk played his second game for the Kings coming off an injury and finished with 12 points, including a surprising three-pointer in the final two minutes and with the outcome already decided. After each scoring 29 points in the Beermen's 108-102 win in Game Two, Jay Washington (206-C-81, college: Eckerd) and Dondon Hontiveros had a combined 26 points this time. The athletic, 6-foot-7 Washington even got into early foul trouble when he was tasked to take on Hatfield after the energetic Ginebra forward came out aggressively on offense. But San Miguel managed to creep its way back into the game. Finding a sparkplug in Paul Artadi, the Beermen cut the large 25-point deficit down to nine at 52-61 on a three-pointer by Washington with 4:22 to play in the third period. The Kings, though, wouldn't be denied of the win, as Hatfield and Jay-Jay Helterbrand nailed one three-pointer after another to up the lead back to 15 just before the quarter ended. The Beermen never got closer than 12 after that. - Courtesy of KY, RCJ, GMANews.TV




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  POLAND   


PLK Round 13: #1 Energa Czarni is defeated by AZS Koszalin - by Eurobasket News
The most surprising game was another loss of top-ranked Energa Czarni (10-3) in Slupsk on Monday night. Hosts were defeated by eighth ranked AZS Koszalin (6-6) 104-92. They made 27-of-32 free shots (84.4 percent) during the game. 28 personal fouls committed by Energa Czarni helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American forward George Reese (201-77, college: Ohio St., agency: Alti Sport) stepped up and scored 25 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners and his fellow American import swingman Winsome Frazier (193-82, college: Mississippi St., agency: KMG Sports Management) chipped in 23 points and 5 rebounds. At the losing side the former international forward Krzysztof Roszyk (200-78) responded with 17 points and 5 assists (perfect from the field making all seven shots !!!). AZS Koszalin have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They moved-up to sixth place. Energa Czarni at the other side still keeps top position with three games lost. AZS Koszalin are looking forward to face Anwil (#9) in Wloclawek in the next round. Energa Czarni will play on the road against SKK Kotwica (#11) in Kolobrzeg and is hoping to win this game.
Bottom-ranked Siarka managed to get a third victory. This time newly promoted Siarka won against sixth-ranked Zastal in Tarnobrzeg 93-84. American forward Louis Truscott (201-78, college: Houston, agency: Hart Sports Mngm) nailed a double-double by scoring 14 points and 21 rebounds for the winning side and Kevin Goffney accounted for 18 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Ivorian-Puerto Rican guard Walter Hodge (183-86, college: Florida) came up with 28 points and 4 assists (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field) for Zastal in the defeat. Newly promoted Siarka maintains twelfth place with 3-10 record. Zastal lost their third game in a row. Zastal at the other side, also newcomer in the league, dropped to the seventh position with seven games lost. They share it with Polonia Azbud. Siarka will play against higher ranked Asseco Prokom (#4) in Gdynia in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Zastal will play at home against PBG Basket in Poznan and hopes to get back on the winning track.
The game in Warszawa supposed to be quite interesting. Fourth ranked Asseco Prokom (7-2) played at the court of 6th ranked Polonia Azbud (6-7). Asseco Prokom smashed Polonia Azbud 63-40 on Saturday. Filip Videnov fired 15 points for the winners. Asseco Prokom's coach Tomas Pacesas felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Darnell Hinson produced 13 points for lost side. The victory was the fifth consecutive win for Asseco Prokom. Defending champion maintains fourth place with 7-2 record. Loser Polonia Azbud dropped to the seventh position with seven games lost. They share it with Zastal. Asseco Prokom will meet at home bottom-ranked Siarka (#12) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Polonia Azbud will play against the league's second-placed PGE Turow (#2) in Zgorzelec and hope to secure a win.
The game in Wloclawek was quite interesting. Second ranked PGE Turow (8-4) played at the court of 8th ranked Anwil (5-7). PGE Turow managed to secure a 4-point victory 69-65. Worth to mention a great performance of Torey Thomas who helped to win the game recording 23 points. PGE Turow's coach Jacek Winnicki allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. PGE Turow maintains second place with 8-4 record having just three points less than leader Energa Czarni. Anwil lost their fourth game in a row. They dropped to the ninth position with seven games lost. PGE Turow's next round opponent will be Polonia Azbud (#7) in Warszawa which should be theoretically an easy game. Anwil will play on the road against AZS Koszalin.

In the last two games of round 13 Polpharma won against PBG Basket on the opponent's court 85-76. Trefl Sopot managed to outperform SKK Kotwica in a home game 87-78.


PBG Basket - Polpharma 76-85

Very expected game in Poznan where 10th ranked PBG Basket (5-8) was defeated by fifth ranked Polpharma (7-6) 85-76. The guests were already 13 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 24-20 PBG Basket's run in the last quarter cut the lead to 85-76 at the end of the game. Polpharma made 18-of-23 charity shots (78.3 percent) during the game. Polpharma had a 27-12 advantage in offensive rebounds. 24 personal fouls committed by PBG Basket helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Americans were the main players on the court. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Deonta Vaughn (185-86, college: Cincinnati) who helped to win the game recording 16 points and 9 rebounds. Center Kirk Archibeque (205-84, college: Fort Lewis, agency: Hart Sports Mngm) contributed with 16 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Guard Eddie Miller (191-85, college: Fresno St., agency: ZAG Advocates) answered with 15 points and 5 rebounds and guard Cliff Hawkins (186-81, college: Kentucky, agency: Lanshire Group) added 13 points and 5 assists in the effort for PBG Basket. Four PBG Basket players scored in double figures. PBG Basket's coach Milija Bogicevic rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. The victory was the third consecutive win for Polpharma. They maintain fifth place with 7-6 record. PBG Basket at the other side keeps the tenth position with eight games lost. Polpharma's next round opponent will be higher ranked Trefl Sopot (#3) at home and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. PBG Basket will play against Zastal (#8) in Zielona Gora and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Polpharma: K.Archibeque 16+5reb+1ast, D.Vaughn 16+9reb+3ast, M.Hicks 10+2reb+4ast, U.Mirkovic 9+5reb, T.Cielebak 9+3reb+1ast, R.Skibniewski 9+2reb+6ast
PBG Basket: E.Miller 15+5reb, D.Kulig 15+5reb, C.Hawkins 13+2reb+5ast, P.Okafor 10+6reb+1ast, P.Stelmach 8+3reb+1ast, B.Diduszko 8+3reb+1ast
gschID: 98191


Siarka - Zastal 93-84

Bottom-ranked Siarka managed to get a third victory. This time newly promoted Siarka won against sixth-ranked Zastal in Tarnobrzeg 93-84. It looked good early as Zastal took an 2-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Siarka had a 19-16 second period charge getting the lead and Zastal was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 84-93. Siarka outrebounded Zastal 42-28 including 17 on the offensive glass. American forward Louis Truscott (201-78, college: Houston, agency: Hart Sports Mngm) nailed a double-double by scoring 14 points and 21 rebounds for the winning side and his fellow American import forward Kevin Goffney (196-86, college: Chattanooga, agency: Hart Sports Mngm) accounted for 18 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Five Siarka players scored in double figures. Ivorian-Puerto Rican guard Walter Hodge (183-86, college: Florida) came up with 28 points and 4 assists (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field) and American center Chris Burgess (209-79, college: Utah) added 16 points and 11 rebounds respectively for Zastal in the defeat. Newly promoted Siarka maintains twelfth place with 3-10 record. Zastal lost their third game in a row. Zastal at the other side, also newcomer in the league, dropped to the seventh position with seven games lost. They share it with Polonia Azbud. Siarka will play against higher ranked Asseco Prokom (#4) in Gdynia in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Zastal will play at home against PBG Basket in Poznan and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Siarka: S.Pringle 21+1reb+3ast, K.Goffney 18+8reb+4ast, D.Wall 15+2reb+1ast, L.Truscott 14+21reb+1ast, B.Krupa 10+1reb, M.Miszczuk 8+3reb
Zastal: W.Hodge 28+3reb+4ast, C.Burgess 16+11reb+1ast, J.Dloniak 9+1reb+1ast, T.Marshall 7+5reb+1ast, Z.Comagic 7+1reb, M.Flieger 5+2reb+1ast
gschID: 98192


Polonia Azbud - Asseco Prokom 40-63

The game in Warszawa supposed to be quite interesting. Fourth ranked Asseco Prokom (7-2) played at the court of 6th ranked Polonia Azbud (6-7). Asseco Prokom smashed Polonia Azbud 63-40 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 10-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 63-40. Asseco Prokom dominated on the defensive end, holding Polonia Azbud to just 7 points in fourth quarter. They held Polonia Azbud to an opponent 19.4 percent shooting from the field compared to 36.1 percent accuracy of the winners. Asseco Prokom had a 41-30 advantage in offensive rebounds. Bulgarian swingman Filip Videnov (196-80, college: W.Kentucky, agency: Interperformances) fired 15 points for the winners. American guard Daniel Ewing (191-83, college: Duke, agency: Alti Sport) chipped in 10 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Asseco Prokom's coach Tomas Pacesas felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American-Puerto Rican guard Darnell Hinson (186-80, college: Northeastern St.) produced 13 points and American forward Tony Easley (206-87, college: Murray St.) added 8 points and 10 rebounds respectively for lost side. The victory was the fifth consecutive win for Asseco Prokom. Defending champion maintains fourth place with 7-2 record. Loser Polonia Azbud dropped to the seventh position with seven games lost. They share it with Zastal. Asseco Prokom will meet at home bottom-ranked Siarka (#12) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Polonia Azbud will play against the league's second-placed PGE Turow (#2) in Zgorzelec and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Asseco Prokom: F.Videnov 15+4reb+3ast, D.Ewing 10+8reb+4ast, P.Frasunkiewicz 9+1reb, P.Szczotka 7+6reb, C.Eldridge 5+1reb, A.Lapeta 5+5reb+1ast
Polonia Azbud: D.Hinson 13+3reb+3ast, T.Easley 8+10reb, L.Wichniarz 6+6reb, D.Palmer 5+11reb, M.Kwiatkowski 3+1reb+1ast, H.NaNa 3+8reb
gschID: 98187


Anwil - PGE Turow 65-69

The game in Wloclawek was quite interesting. Second ranked PGE Turow (8-4) played at the court of 8th ranked Anwil (5-7). PGE Turow managed to secure a 4-point victory 69-65. It looked good early as Anwil took an 7-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then PGE Turow had a 19-10 second period charge getting the lead and Anwil was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 65-69. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Torey Thomas (180-85, college: Holy Cross, agency: Interperformances) who helped to win the game recording 23 points. Serbian power forward Marko Brkic (206-82, agency: Beo Basket) contributed with 9 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. PGE Turow's coach Jacek Winnicki allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Serbian power forward Nikola Jovanovic (203-81, agency: BeoExcell) answered with 16 points and 8 rebounds and Croatian-Slovenian forward Stipe Modric (206-79) added 6 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Anwil. PGE Turow maintains second place with 8-4 record having just three points less than leader Energa Czarni. Anwil lost their fourth game in a row. They dropped to the ninth position with seven games lost. PGE Turow's next round opponent will be Polonia Azbud (#7) in Warszawa which should be theoretically an easy game. Anwil will play on the road against AZS Koszalin.
Top scorers:
PGE Turow: T.Thomas 23+4reb+2ast, D.Jackson 12+3reb+1ast, M.Brkic 9+8reb, M.Gabinski 8+2reb, K.Wysocki 7+5reb+1ast, M.Kuebler 5+1reb+1ast
Anwil: N.Jovanovic 16+8reb+1ast, P.Miller 12+3reb+1ast, E.Hicks 9+2reb+1ast, L.Majewski 9+3reb+3ast, D.Thompson 7+3reb+1ast, A.Pluta 6+2reb+2ast
gschID: 98188


Energa Czarni - AZS Koszalin 92-104

The most surprising game was another loss of top-ranked Energa Czarni (10-3) in Slupsk on Monday night. Hosts were defeated by eighth ranked AZS Koszalin (6-6) 104-92. They made 27-of-32 free shots (84.4 percent) during the game. 28 personal fouls committed by Energa Czarni helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American forward George Reese (201-77, college: Ohio St., agency: Alti Sport) stepped up and scored 25 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners and his fellow American import swingman Winsome Frazier (193-82, college: Mississippi St., agency: KMG Sports Management) chipped in 23 points and 5 rebounds. At the losing side the former international forward Krzysztof Roszyk (200-78) responded with 17 points and 5 assists (perfect from the field making all seven shots !!!) and American guard Jerel Blassingame (177-81, college: UNLV) produced a double-double by scoring 10 points, 10 assists and 6 steals. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. AZS Koszalin have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They moved-up to sixth place. Energa Czarni at the other side still keeps top position with three games lost. AZS Koszalin are looking forward to face Anwil (#9) in Wloclawek in the next round. Energa Czarni will play on the road against SKK Kotwica (#11) in Kolobrzeg and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
AZS Koszalin: G.Reese 25+7reb+7ast, W.Frazier 23+5reb+2ast, I.Milicic 19+2reb+6ast, M.Sroka 14+4reb+2ast, S.Bogavac 14+7reb, T.Snieg 4+3reb+2ast
Energa Czarni: K.Roszyk 17+3reb+5ast, P.Leonczyk 14+8reb, Z.Bialek 13+3ast, C.Bennerman 11+3reb+2ast, J.Blassingame 10+3reb+10ast, W.Szawarski 9+2reb
gschID: 98189


Trefl Sopot - SKK Kotwica 87-78

Very predictable result when fourth ranked Trefl Sopot (8-5) defeated at home 11th ranked SKK Kotwica (3-9) 87-78. It looked good early as SKK Kotwica took an 4-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Trefl Sopot had a 22-15 second period charge getting the lead and SKK Kotwica was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 78-87. Trefl Sopot dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to SKK Kotwica's 38. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists comparing to just 8 passes made by SKK Kotwica's players. It was a very good performance for the former international forward Marcin Stefanski (200-83) who helped to win the game recording 25 points and 5 rebounds. The former international forward Filip Dylewicz (202-80, agency: Beo Basket) contributed with 15 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Four Trefl Sopot players scored in double figures. American guard Ted Scott (188-85, college: W.Virginia St., agency: Hart Sports Mngm) answered with 25 points (made all of his seven free throws) and the other American import center Darrell Harris (208-84, college: Rhode Island) added 9 points and 12 rebounds in the effort for SKK Kotwica. SKK Kotwica's coach Dariusz Szczubial rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Trefl Sopot moved-up to third place. SKK Kotwica lost their fifth game in a row. They keep the eleventh position with nine games lost. Trefl Sopot's next round opponent will be Polpharma (#5) in Starogard. SKK Kotwica will play at home against the league's leader Energa Czarni (#1) in Slupsk.
Top scorers:
Trefl Sopot: M.Stefanski 25+5reb+2ast, F.Dylewicz 15+8reb+6ast, D.Ceranic 13+9reb+4ast, L.Harrington 12+3reb+3ast, G.Gustas 9+1reb+5ast, L.Kinnard 7+2reb
SKK Kotwica: T.Scott 25, A.Fisher 17+1reb+1ast, M.Woloszyn 11+2reb+1ast, D.Harris 9+12reb+3ast, S.Sikora 5+1reb, L.Diduszko 4+3reb
gschID: 98190




Standings - DBE
PLK Standings
 1. Energa Czarni 10-3 
 2. PGE Turow 8-4 
 3. Trefl Sopot 8-5 
 4. Asseco Prokom 7-2 
 5. Polpharma 7-6 
 6. AZS Koszalin 6-6 
 7. Polonia Azbud 6-7 
 8. Zastal 6-7 
 9. Anwil 5-7 
 10. PBG Basket 5-8 
 11. SKK Kotwica 3-9 
 12. Siarka 3-10 


Standings - 2 Liga
2Liga Standings
Group A
 1. MMKS SIDEn 12-2 
 2. AZS Kutno 12-2 
 3. Norgips 11-3 
 4. SMS PZKosz 10-3 
 5. Zuraw 10-4 
 6. Tur 7-7 
 7. Korsarz 6-7 
 8. OSSM PZKosz 5-8 
 9. AZS Olsztyn 5-9 
 10. Zyrardowianka 5-9 
 11. KK Swiecie 5-9 
 12. Basket Pila 3-11 
 13. Trefl II 3-11 
 14. MON-POL 2-11 
Group B
 1. Open Florentyna 14-2 
 2. Sudety 13-3 
 3. Stal Ostrow 12-4 
 4. Nysa Klodzko 10-6 
 5. GTK Gliwice 10-6 
 6. Obiekty 10-6 
 7. MKS Osemka 10-6 
 8. Alba 8-8 
 9. AZS PP Poznan 7-9 
 10. Ksiezak 7-9 
 11. AZS PO Opole 6-10 
 12. A-Bild Bytom 5-11 
 13. Pogon Prudnik 5-11 
 14. Slask Wroclaw 4-12 
 15. Pogon RS 4-12 
 16. AZS Pol.Cz-wa 3-13 
Group C
 1. MOSiR Krosno 16-0 
 2. Znicz Jaroslaw 14-2 
 3. Unia Tarnow 10-6 
 4. Polonia 9-7 
 5. HK Zory 9-7 
 6. MKS Limanowa 9-7 
 7. AZS AWF K-ce 9-7 
 8. AZS PR Radom 8-7 
 9. UMKS 8-8 
 10. Staco 8-8 
 11. Wisla Krakow 6-9 
 12. AZS Rzeszow 6-10 
 13. Mickiewicz 6-10 
 14. Novum Lublin 5-11 
 15. MCKiS 3-13 
 16. Cracovia 1-15 


DBE Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Ted SCOTT
  SKK Kotwica
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 25.9
 1. Scott, SKK Kotwica25.9 
 2. Brown, Asseco P.23.8 
 3. Hinson, Polonia Azbud17.4 
 4. Hodge, Zastal16.3 
 5. Reese, AZS Koszalin16.1 
 6. Burgess, Zastal15.8 
 7. Goffney, Siarka15.7 
 8. Bennerman, Energa C.15.6 
 9. Frazier, AZS K.15.5 
 10. Jovanovic, Anwil15.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Darrell HARRIS
  SKK Kotwica
  (208-C-84)
  Avg: 10.9
 1. Harris, SKK K.10.9 
 2. Truscott, Siarka10.8 
 3. Burgess, Zastal10.3 
 4. NaNa, Polonia Azbud8.3 
 5. Easley, Polonia Azbud7.3 
 6. Wysocki, PGE Turow7.0 
 7. Ceranic, Trefl S.6.8 
 8. Dylewicz, Trefl Sopot6.8 
 9. Archibeque, Polph.6.5 
 10. Palmer, Polonia Azbud6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Jerel BLASSINGAME
  Energa Czarni
  (177-G-81)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Blassingame, Energa C.6.3 
 2. Milicic, AZS K.5.8 
 3. Thomas, PGE Turow5.7 
 4. Skibniewski, Polph.5.1 
 5. Brown, Asseco P.4.3 
 6. Hodge, Zastal4.1 
 7. Ewing, Asseco P.4.0 
 8. Vaughn, Polpharma3.8 
 9. Thomas, Anwil3.7 
 10. Hawkins, PBG B.3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Walter HODGE
  Zastal
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Hodge, Zastal2.3 
 2. Blassingame, Energa C.2.2 
 3. Hinson, Polonia Azbud2.0 
 4. Thomas, PGE Turow1.8 
 5. Ewing, Asseco P.1.8 
 6. Bialek, Energa Czarni1.7 
 7. Harrington, Trefl S.1.7 
 8. Kinloch, AZS K.1.6 
 9. Milicic, AZS K.1.6 
 10. Thomas, Anwil1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Tony EASLEY
  Polonia Azbud
  (206-F-87)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Easley, Polonia Azbud1.8 
 2. Harris, SKK K.1.7 
 3. Lapeta, Asseco P.1.5 
 4. Hicks, Anwil1.4 
 5. Giddens, Asseco P.1.3 
 6. Burgess, Zastal1.3 
 7. Frazier, AZS K.1.0 
 8. Kinnard, Trefl S.1.0 
 9. Palmer, Polonia Azbud0.9 
 10. Davis, Energa C.0.9 


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  PORTUGAL   


Stats Leaders - UZO Liga
Points Per Game
 Kyle AUSTIN
  Vitoria SC
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 21.7
 1. Austin, Vitoria SC21.7 
 2. Oruche, Ginasio20.6 
 3. Jackson, Sampaense20.5 
 4. Luettgerodt, Sampa.20.0 
 5. Curnell, Barreirense19.1 
 6. Webster, Ovarense18.9 
 7. Shaw, Academica18.6 
 8. Goode, Penafiel18.0 
 9. Brown, Vitoria SC17.4 
 10. Eddie, Academica17.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kevin MARTIN
  Vitoria SC
  (208-C-83)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Martin, Vitoria SC10.8 
 2. Cortez, Ovarense9.9 
 3. Brown, Vitoria SC9.8 
 4. Harris, Illiabum9.5 
 5. Eddie, Academica9.5 
 6. Terrell, Porto F.9.4 
 7. Wilson, Barreirense9.4 
 8. Jackson, Sampaense9.0 
 9. Momplasir, Lusitania8.8 
 10. Nolen, Penafiel8.5 
Assists Per Game
 Joao REVELES
  Ginasio
  (187-G-80)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Reveles, Ginasio6.4 
 2. Manarte, Ovarense5.8 
 3. Simoes, Academica5.7 
 4. Monteiro, Lusitania5.2 
 5. Sing, Sampaense4.7 
 6. Fernandes, CAB4.5 
 7. Minhava, Benfica4.2 
 8. Felix, Illiabum4.0 
 9. Andrade, Porto F.4.0 
 10. Ogirri, Porto F.3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Will HOLLAND
  Academica
  (193-G/F-87)
  Avg: 4.3