EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 1/29/2011

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  ABA   


Mountaineers invited back to China - by Gianni Pascucci
The #7 ranked Seattle Mountaineers have been chosen by the ABA league office to represent the ABA in a series of games against the Beijing Aoshen Olympian professional team. The Mountaineers leave for Beijing March 18 to March 24. It is an honor out of 60 teams in the ABA to be selected, the trip will give our players international exposure and also an opportunity to maybe earn an overseas contract. Stated Coach Don Sims
The Mountaineers (9-1) has four players scoring in double figures led by Rashaad Powell (6'6''-G-81, college: Idaho) 20.2pts, Tim Pierce (6'7''-G/F-85, agency: Team Quest Inc., college: San Jose St.) 17.2pts, Marcus Bradford (6'4''-G-85, college: Columbia (MO)) 15.4 pts, and Reggie Guyton (6'0''-G-87, college: ORU) 14.2 pts. Inside play is led by Rookie twin towers, Billy McNutt (6'8''-F-85) 6-9, Craig McGee (6'8''-F-87, college: Idaho Coll.) 6-9 and veteran Jacob Manning (6'7''-F-84, college: New Orleans) 6-8.
This weekend, the San Francisco Rumble travel to Seattle for a pair of games, Saturday and Sunday at Green River Community College Gym, better known as The Swamp. The Mountaineers have lost only one game at The Swamp in the last 2 years.


Ralph Johnson to the North Dallas Vandals - by Eurobasket
Ralph Johnson (6'6''-F-82, college: Wiley) will suit up tonight for the North Dallas Vandals as they take on the Southeast Texas Mavericks. Johnson has caught the eye of overseas clubs after fans witnessed him dominate vs. the Houston Stallions led by former NBA clutch performer, Moochie Norris in December. He scored a unbelievable 45 points and grabbed 17 rebounds. Through the first 5 games of the season he lead the Arlington Bulldogs in scoring & rebounds. ( Scorer-1 (26.2ppg), Rebs1- (12.6rpg), 1.0bpg, 1.2spg, FG- 56.2%).

SETX Mavericks defeat the N.Dallas Vandals - by Gianni Pascucci
The #1 Southeast Texas Mavericks defeated the #14 North Dallas Vandals, 131-94 in a hard fought game on Thursday night at the Nutty Jerrys Entertainment Center in Winnie, TX.
The Mavs came out slow and fell behind the hard charging Vandals 8-0 to open the game. But after a Mavericks time-out Brandon Davis (6'7''-F/C, college: S.Alabama) scored off an offensive rebound and Myles Thrash hit two jumpers to pull the Mavericks back into the game, from there SETX starting rolling going on a 12-0 run to put them up by 10 at 24-14. The Mavs closed out the 1st period strongly and led 38-22 after one period of play.
The Mavericks controlled tempo in the fast paced contest in the 2nd period, but North Dallas got timely scoring from Ralph Johnson (6'6''-F-82, college: Wiley) and Dwight Coleman (6'8''-F-85, college: Dallas Baptist) to match the Mavericks point for point. At the half SETX led 70-50.
The Vandals opened the 3rd quarter on an 11-4 run to cut into the Mavericks lead. A quick time-out by the Mavs helped them to gain control of the game again and once again SETX won a closely played quarter 25-21 to put them up by 24 points heading into the final quarter of play.
The SETX bench and depth showed in the final period as the Mavs pulled ahead by thirty points mid-way the final quarter. The Mavericks controlled play to close out their 17th victory on the season thus far.
Reigning ABA MVP Josh Pace (6'6''-G-83, college: Syracuse) led ten SETX Mavericks in double figures with 20 points. DeSean White (6'8''-F-86, college: Northwood Fl.) scored 15 points. Jon Rogers (6'9''-F/C-84, college: Valdosta St.) scored 14 points and pulled down 9 rebounds in another strong performance for the Mavs. Brandon Davis had another double/double with 10 points and a game high 10 rebounds. Desmond Cambridge (6'0''-G-79, college: Alabama A&M) had 12 points and 8 rebounds.

Ralph Johnson led the way for North Dallas with 27 points (20 in the first half) and long range shooter Dwight Coleman followed up with 25 points. Maurice Williams (6'5''-G/F) chipped in 16 points and 10 rebounds.
The Mavericks will be back in action at home on Saturday night as they host the Gulf Coast Flash. The Flash is the only team to have defeated the Mavericks this season. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 PM.




Standings
ABA Standings
 1. Colorado Kings 11-0 
 2. Arlington B. 2-3 
 3. NY Prime Time 1-4 
 4. Santa Barbara 0-0 
 5. Texas RR 0-1 
 6. Shizuoka Gym. 0-3 
Gulf Coast
 1. SE Texas M. 17-1 
 2. Gulf Coast F. 5-3 
 3. Mobile Bay H. 4-2 
 4. Louisiana U. 1-4 
 5. Cypress 0-0 
 6. Houston R.S. 0-5 
Mid-Atlantic
 1. Seven Cities 11-0 
 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. E.Bay Pitbulls 9-3 
 2. Bay Area M. 9-4 
 3. Sacramento H. 7-4 
 4. Modesto H. 7-6 
 5. S.Francisco R. 5-3 
 6. California SK 0-0 
 7. Clayton 0-0 
North Central
 1. Chicago Steam 9-3 
 2. Lake Michigan 6-3 
 3. Detroit Hoops 0-0 
 4. Elkhart E. 0-0 
 5. Indianapolis 0-0 
 6. Kansas City S. 0-0 
 7. Pittsburgh P. 0-0 
 8. NWI M.Stars 0-3 
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. 9-1 
SoCal
 1. Las Vegas A. 9-0 
 2. San Diego Sol 8-3 
 3. San Diego S. 6-5 
 4. LA Slam 5-3 
 5. Compton C. 0-0 
 6. Mid-Valley 0-0 
 7. S.Valley Fever 0-0 
 8. Riverside R. 0-1 
 9. SoCal Swish 0-3 
South Central
 1. E.Kentucky En. 11-0 
 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 13-0 
 2. Savannah Storm 9-3 
 3. Columbus Life 4-0 
 4. Bahama PS 0-0 
 5. Florida M. 0-0 
 6. Florida Th. 0-0 
 7. Heartland P. 0-0 
 8. Orlando Kings 0-0 
 9. Team Haiti 0-0 
Southwest
 1. Texas Fuel 12-4 
 2. North Dallas 9-6 
 3. Oklahoma 8-2 
 4. West Texas W. 8-5 
 5. N.Texas F. 1-4 
 6. Dallas Impact 0-0 
 7. Piedmont 0-0 


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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   


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


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Michael LEE
  Radnicki
  (207-F-86)
  Avg: 19.8
 1. Lee, Radnicki19.8 
 2. Macvan, Hemofarm19.2 
 3. Zoric, KK.18.9 
 4. Draper, Cedevita18.5 
 5. Edwards, Cedevita18.2 
 6. Bogdanovic, Cibona18.1 
 7. Car, Zadar17.3 
 8. Marsh, Crvena Z.17.2 
 9. Chase, Igokea16.4 
 10. Young, Crvena Z.15.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Luka ZORIC
  KK Zagreb CO
  (211-C/F-84)
  Avg: 8.4
 1. Zoric, KK.8.4 
 2. Harvey, Igokea7.4 
 3. Dragicevic, Buduc.7.0 
 4. Macvan, Hemofarm6.8 
 5. Kasun, KK.6.4 
 6. Necas, CEZ Nymburk6.2 
 7. Gist, Partizan6.2 
 8. Benda, CEZ Nymburk6.0 
 9. Milosevic, Crvena Z.5.9 
 10. Booker, Krka5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Dontaye DRAPER
  Cedevita
  (180-G-84)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Draper, Cedevita5.8 
 2. Markovic, Radnicki4.9 
 3. Pavkovic, Hemofarm4.5 
 4. Morovic, Siroki TT4.2 
 5. Lafayette, Partizan4.2 
 6. Renfroe, KK.3.8 
 7. Nissim, CEZ N.3.7 
 8. Chase, Igokea3.5 
 9. Ilievski, Union O.3.5 
 10. Car, Zadar3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Dontaye DRAPER
  Cedevita
  (180-G-84)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Draper, Cedevita2.7 
 2. Lafayette, Partizan2.2 
 3. Lee, Radnicki2.1 
 4. Stemberger, Siroki T.2.1 
 5. Car, Zadar2.0 
 6. Pumprla, CEZ N.1.9 
 7. Dragic, Krka1.9 
 8. Cakarevic, Radnicki1.7 
 9. Ozbolt, Union O.1.7 
 10. Simmons, CEZ N.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Luka ZORIC
  KK Zagreb CO
  (211-C/F-84)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Zoric, KK.1.3 
 2. Dragicevic, Buduc.1.1 
 3. Nikolic, Crvena Z.1.0 
 4. Radosevic, Cibona0.9 
 5. Shermadini, Union O.0.9 
 6. Jawai, Partizan0.8 
 7. Edwards, Cedevita0.7 
 8. Chan, CEZ Nymburk0.7 
 9. Vesely, Partizan0.7 
 10. Macvan, Hemofarm0.7 


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  AUSTRALIA   


Standings - NBL
NBL Standings
 1. Breakers 13-3 
 2. Wildcats 12-6 
 3. Taipans 11-6 
 4. Crocodiles 11-8 
 5. Hawks 9-9 
 6. 36ers 7-10 
 7. Blaze 7-11 
 8. Tigers 6-12 
 9. Sydney K. 3-14 


Stats Leaders - NBL
Points Per Game
 Gary ERVIN
  Hawks
  (186-G-83)
  Avg: 22
 1. Ervin, Hawks22.0 
 2. Penney, Breakers19.6 
 3. Redhage, Wildcats18.0 
 4. Worthington, Blaze16.9 
 5. Williams, Tigers16.8 
 6. Khazzouh, Sydney K.16.6 
 7. Clark, Blaze16.0 
 8. Ballinger, 36ers15.9 
 9. Ubaka, Taipans15.5 
 10. Wilkinson, Breakers15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Julian KHAZZOUH
  Sydney K.
  (211-C-86)
  Avg: 10.6
 1. Khazzouh, Sydney K.10.6 
 2. Davidson, Hawks7.9 
 3. Holmes, 36ers7.6 
 4. Nevill, Tigers7.4 
 5. Williams, Tigers7.2 
 6. Vukona, Breakers7.1 
 7. Knight, Wildcats7.1 
 8. Worthington, Blaze7.1 
 9. Crosswhite, Taipa.7.0 
 10. Schenscher, Croco.6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Adam GIBSON
  Blaze
  (188-G-86)
  Avg: 5.6
 1. Gibson, Blaze5.6 
 2. Williams, Tigers5.4 
 3. Shannon, 36ers5.1 
 4. Carter, 36ers4.9 
 5. Saville, Hawks4.7 
 6. Ervin, Hawks4.5 
 7. Braswell, Breakers4.2 
 8. Ubaka, Taipans4.0 
 9. DeVries, 36ers3.4 
 10. Blalock, Crocodiles3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Damian MARTIN
  Wildcats
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Martin, Wildcats2.2 
 2. Saville, Hawks1.7 
 3. Penney, Breakers1.5 
 4. Crawford, Croco.1.5 
 5. Braswell, Breakers1.4 
 6. Hill, 36ers1.4 
 7. Robbins, Wildcats1.3 
 8. Shannon, 36ers1.3 
 9. Khazzouh, Sydney K.1.2 
 10. Williams, Tigers1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Ater MAJOK
  Wildcats
  (208-F-87)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Majok, Wildcats2.5 
 2. Khazzouh, Sydney K.2.0 
 3. Ballinger, 36ers1.9 
 4. Clark, Blaze1.3 
 5. Gilder, Sydney K.1.3 
 6. Schenscher, Croco.1.1 
 7. Nevill, Tigers1.1 
 8. Crosswhite, Taipa.1.1 
 9. Worthington, Blaze0.9 
 10. Sanders, Sydney K.0.9 


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  AZERBAIJAN   


Araz open second round with confident victory - by Eurobasket News
Araz continued to pile up victories in Superleague. The teams hit the action with Round 6 games. The current league leaders Araz thrashed Azerbaijan U18 selection. Amil Hamzayev (200-C-90) erupted for impressive 49 points in a 123:77 victory. Tahir Bakhshiyev (200-F-82) contributed 38 points for the winning side.
The game between BGU and Sheki was cancelled. Sheki decided to stop the participation in the championship.
Gala outgunned Abik 114:46 for the fifth win in the season.
Araz remained on top of the ladder with six victories. Gala stays in the second place with five wins, while Abik keep the third spot with three successful games.



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  BAHRAIN   


Manama in Cup finals - by Yousef Ahmed
MANAMA maintained their 100 per cent win record last night, defeating reigning champions Muharraq 87-82 in the main round of the Zain Bahrain Basketball Cup at Zain Basketball Arena in Um Al Hassam. An impressive all-round performance by American import Darius Rice inspired Manama to another comprehensive victory, which sealed their place in the best-of-three final.
Rice, who recently for his new club and replacing compatriot John Bailey, was again at peak form scoring 26 points. He scored 40 points in his debut game for Manama last week when they outplayed Sitra 99-71. Also contributing to Manama's victory were national team pair of Mahmood Ghuloom, Ahmed Abdulaziz (20 points each) who scored crucial points yesterday. Coached by new American coach John Rabidou, Manama also comprise a group of talents like and Ahmed Al Mutawa, Mohammed Hassan (8 each) Hassan Naorooz and Bader Abdulla (2 each).
With one match remaining for each side in this six-team round robin battle, Manama are on top with eight points from four games.
They are one point ahead of Al Ahli and two ahead of joint third-placers Al Hala and Muharraq.
With Manama securing their in the final, the battle for the second and last spot will be battled among Al Ahli, Al Hala and Muharraq.
It was the second straight defeat for Muharraq who stayed fourth with six points. They are behind third-placers Al Hala, also on six points, on points margin difference.
Muharraq, under their Argentinean coach Guillermo Vecchio, were heavily relying on former NBA veteran Lamond Murray who scored 26 points and made several useful assists.
Others spearheading Muharraq last night were Bahraini talents Mohammed Abdulmajeed (15 points), Jassim Mohammed (13), Ahmed Al Durazi (12) and Ali Abbas (8).
Vecchio was also banking on his experienced players Essa Ebrahim (3), Yasser Bunaffoor (1) and skipper Ahmed Al Doy. Muharraq had a good start to the game, taking a 28-20 lead in the first quarter before heading into half-time with a 45-42 advantage with Murray scoring 12 points while Mohammed managed nine points. But Manama, backed by thousands of supporters, roared back in the third quarter, which ended in their favour 70-61 thanks to vital points from Abdulaziz and Rice. There was no stopping Manama who maintained their momentum and never looked behind in the fourth and last quarter to secure a five-point victory.
Cup action continues on Sunday with the fifth and deciding week when Al Hala take on Sitra at 6.30pm.
The final day in the main round is set for the following day when Muharraq face off with Isa Town at 6.30pm, then Manama encounter Al Ahli at 7.45pm.
Meanwhile, the Bahrain Basketball Association's coaching course got underway yesterday at the Zain Basketball Arena.
The course, which concludes tomorrow, is open to beginners and experienced coaches.
Yesterday's opener featured a two-hour session, which was conducted by Dr Hussain Jaffer, who highlighted on ways of preparing youngsters physically before training.

Source GDN By Rami Hulayyel ,Posted on Friday, January 28, 2011



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  BALTIC LEAGUE   


Standings - Men
Baltic League Standings
Challenge Cup
 1. Sakalai 0-0 
 2. Rakvere 0-0 
 3. Barsy Atyrau 0-0 
 4. Naglis-Adakris 0-0 
Elite Division
 1. VEF Riga 13-2 
 2. Ventspils 11-4 
 3. TU/Rock 11-5 
 4. Rudupis 10-6 
 5. Kalev/Cramo 9-5 
 6. Nevezis 9-5 
 7. Siauliai 9-7 
 8. Norrkoping 6-9 
 9. Perlas 6-10 
 10. Liepaja 5-10 
 11. TTU/Kalev 4-14 
 12. Valmiera 1-17 
Challenge Cup
 1. Aiscai Kaunas 4-2 
 2. Juventus 4-2 
 3. Techasas 3-3 
 4. Zemgale 3-3 
 5. Neptunas 3-3 
 6. Alytus Alita 1-5 


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Mareks JUREVICUS
  Tezenis Verona
  (198-G/F-85)
  Avg: 19
 1. Jurevicus, Liepaja19.0 
 2. Osby, TT.18.4 
 3. Bergmanis, Zemgale17.5 
 4. Kjellbom, Norrkoping16.7 
 5. Ilin, Barsy Atyrau16.5 
 6. Mitchell, Liepaja16.3 
 7. Talts, TU/Rock15.5 
 8. Sirvydis, Sakalai15.5 
 9. Vasylius, Neptunas15.5 
 10. Krumins, Zemgale15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Bambale OSBY
  TTU/Kalev
  (203-F-86)
  Avg: 11.6
 1. Osby, TT.11.6 
 2. Kieza, Juventus10.1 
 3. Eziukwu, TU/Rock8.6 
 4. Cukinas, Aiscai K.8.3 
 5. Cipruss, Valmiera8.3 
 6. Dumbliauskas, Alytus A.8.2 
 7. Matulis, Sakalai8.0 
 8. Stimac, Ventspils7.6 
 9. Sarakauskas, Siauliai7.6 
 10. Dunigan, Kalev/Cr.7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Evaldas DAINYS
  Rudupis
  (180-G-82)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Dainys, Rudupis6.2 
 2. Ezerskis, Techasas5.5 
 3. Rinkevicius, Techasas5.0 
 4. Jasikevicius, Aiscai K.5.0 
 5. Viskontas, Perlas4.9 
 6. Varanauskas, Sakal.4.9 
 7. Alijevas, Nevezis4.8 
 8. Kriisa, TT.4.7 
 9. Mitchell, Norrkoping4.7 
 10. Gaidamaviciu., Norrko.4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Martin DORBEK
  Rakvere
  (192-G-91)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Dorbek, Rakvere2.2 
 2. Dainys, Rudupis2.1 
 3. Leppik, TU/Rock2.1 
 4. Kjellbom, Norrkoping1.9 
 5. Arbet, Kalev/Cramo1.9 
 6. Dorbek, Kalev/Cr.1.9 
 7. Rinkevicius, Techasas1.9 
 8. Saage, Rakvere1.9 
 9. Chunda, Barsy A.1.9 
 10. Mitchell, Liepaja1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Callistus EZIUKWU
  TU/Rock
  (208-F/C-85)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Eziukwu, TU/Rock2.1 
 2. Dunigan, Kalev/Cr.2.1 
 3. Rozitis, Zemgale2.0 
 4. Kjellbom, Norrkoping1.7 
 5. Parakhouski, VEF R.1.4 
 6. Silinskis, Techasas1.3 
 7. Cresnar, Nevezis1.2 
 8. Osby, TT.1.1 
 9. Cukinas, Aiscai K.1.1 
 10. Talts, TU/Rock1.0 


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  BELARUS   


Stats Leaders - Premier League
Premier League Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
1. Lemik, Grodno 17.1
2. Reka, Sozh 17.1
3. Rychliuk, Borisfen 16.2
4. Konyushenko, Sozh 15.6
5. Shustau, Borisfen 15
6. Yafremov, OZAA 14.8
7. Sugoniako,BGUIR 13.4
8. Ivanov,Grodno 13.3
9. Maksimov, OZAA 13.1
10. King, Minsk 12.9
Rebounds Per Game
1. Reka, Sozh 9.6
2. Zakhar, BGUIR 9.4
3. Rychliuk, Borisfen 9.1
4. King, Minsk 7.8
5. Sugoniako, BGUIR 6.9
6. Lemyk, Grodno 6.8
7. Yafremov, OZAA 6.6
8. Scripcaru, Sozh 6.6
9. Dudikin, Grodno 6.4
10.Glebovich, OZAA 6.3
Assists Per Game
1. Charikov, OZAA 7.6
2. Ihnatchyk, Vitalyur 5.4
3. Pistoljevich, Minsk 4.8
4. Akulich, Lokomotiv 4.3
5. Dydik, OZAA 4.1
6. Shustau, Borisfen 4.1
7. Kuzmin, Minsk 3.9
8. Sukhovetsky,Grodno 3.7
9. Sapegin, Lokomotiv 3.6
10. Lemyk, Grodno 3.4
Steals Per Game
1. Akulich, Lokomotiv 2.4
2. Charikov, OZAA 2.2
3. Shustau, Borisfen 2.2
4. Sapegin, Lokomotiv 2.2
5. Dadukin, Grodno 2
6. Yafremov, OZAA 1.9
7. Rychliuk, Borisfen 1.9
8. Sitnik, Sozh 1.9
9. Ivanov, Grodno 1.8
10. Zakhar, BGUIR 1.8
Blocks Per Game
1. Vornik, OZAA 2.1
2. Rychliuk, Borisfen 1.9
3. King, Minsk 1.7
4. Zakhar, BGUIR-RCOR 1.3
5. Matyukevych, OZAA 1
6. Ovsepian, Lokomotiv 1
7. Pishchulenok, Lokomotiv 0.8
8. Yafremov, OZAA 0.6
9. Krysevich, Vitalyur 0.6
10. Skirucha, Lokomotiv 0.5
3FGP
1. Mishukov, Grodno 51%
2. Trastsinetski, Minsk 47%
3. Lemyk, Grodno 46%
4. Ivanov, Grodno 46%
5. McKee, Minsk 45%
6. Maksimov, OZAA 42%
7. Konyushenko, Sozh 41%
8. Svirydov, OZAA 41%
9. Yafremov, OZAA 40%
10. Vergun, Minsk 40%


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  BELGIUM   


Standings - Division I
D1 Standings
1. Charleroi 10-1
2. Aalstar 12-2
3. M.Hainaut 10-4
4. Antwerp 7-6
5. Oostende 7-8
6. Liege 5-8
7. Leuven 4-9
8. Verviers-Pep. 3-10
9. Gent 2-12


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  BRAZIL   


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


NBB Round 15: Flamengo loses to Vivo/Franca - by Eurobasket News
NBB is at the halfway of the Regular Season and there are still another 15 rounds left. The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The game between third ranked Flamengo (9-3) and sixth ranked Vivo/Franca (9-4) was the most important one in the last round on Thursday night. Flamengo was defeated by Vivo/Franca in Sao Paulo 91-101. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Flamengo. The game was mostly controlled by Vivo/Franca. Flamengo managed to win second period 20-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Vivo/Franca moved-up to fourth place. Flamengo at the other side keeps the third position with three games lost. Vivo/Franca are looking forward to face Winner/Limeira (#9) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Flamengo will have a break next round.
An interesting game for Araldite/Univille (10-4) which hosted in Joinville 4th placed Unitri/Universo (9-5). Second ranked Araldite/Univille had an easy win 92-66. It was a key game for the second position in the league. Araldite/Univille maintains second place with 10-4 record having just -1 point less than leader BRB/Brasilia. Unitri/Universo at the other side dropped to the fifth position with five games lost. Araldite/Univille will play against Itabom/Bauru (#8) in Sao Paulo in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Unitri/Universo will play at home against Winner/Limeira and hopes to get back on the winning track.
An interesting game for Unitri/Universo (9-5) which played road game in Sao Paolo against 4th placed Pinheiros/Sky (8-4). Fourth ranked Unitri/Universo managed to get a 6-point victory 74-68. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Pinheiros/Sky. Despite that victory Unitri/Universo went down to fifth position due to points difference. Loser Pinheiros/Sky dropped to the sixth place with four games lost. Unitri/Universo will meet at home Winner/Limeira (#9) in the next round. Pinheiros/Sky's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Sao Paolo Paulistano.
We should not miss a home victory of eighth ranked Sao Jose/Vinac (8-5) over 4th placed Unitri/Universo (9-5) 91-78. Sao Jose/Vinac moved-up to seventh place. Unitri/Universo at the other side dropped to the fifth position with five games lost. Sao Jose/Vinac's next round opponent will be league's leader BRB/Brasilia on the road and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Unitri/Universo will play against Winner/Limeira (#9).
Important game to mention about took place in Sao Paulo. Tenth ranked Winner/Limeira (6-5) saved a 3-point victory on the road edging 7th ranked Itabom/Bauru (8-6) 97-94 on Tuesday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Itabom/Bauru. Winner/Limeira moved-up to ninth place. Loser Itabom/Bauru dropped to the eighth position with six games lost. Winner/Limeira will face higher ranked Vivo/Franca (#4) in Sao Paulo in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 15: S.Jose/Vinac smashed Pitagoras/Minas on the road 98-72. Flamengo destroyed Winner/Limeira on its own court 113-67. Vivo/Franca unfortunately lost to Pinheiros/Sky in Sao Paolo 79-86. Paulistano managed to beat Araraquara at home 76-67. Vila Velha CETAF defeated Assis Basket on the opponent's court 68-64. Itabom/Bauru smashed Vitoria in a home game 114-69. Flamengo won against Araraquara on the road 99-86.



Pitagoras/Minas - S.Jose/Vinac 72-98

The game between closely ranked teams ended with eighth ranked Sao Jose/Vinac's (8-5) road victory over 9th ranked Pitagoras/Minas (6-7) in Belo Horizonte 98-72 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by Sao Jose/Vinac. Pitagoras/Minas was better in fourth quarter 16-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Sao Jose/Vinac moved-up to seventh place. Pitagoras/Minas lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the tenth position with seven games lost. Sao Jose/Vinac will face league's leader BRB/Brasilia on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Pitagoras/Minas will play against Araraquara (#12) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 102734


Flamengo - Winner/Limeira 113-67

Very expected game when 10th ranked Winner/Limeira (6-5) was smashed by third ranked Flamengo (9-3) in Rio de Janeiro 113-67 on Sunday. The game without a history. Flamengo led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Flamengo have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain third place with 9-3 record behind leader BRB/Brasilia. Loser Winner/Limeira dropped to the ninth position with five games lost. Flamengo will face Vivo/Franca (#4) in Sao Paulo in the next round. Winner/Limeira will play on the road against Vivo/Franca (#4) in Sao Paulo.
gschID: 102735


Pinheiros/Sky - Vivo/Franca 86-79

Rather predictable result when fourth ranked Pinheiros/Sky (8-4) won against 6th ranked Vivo/Franca (9-4) in Sao Paolo 86-79 on Sunday. The hosts trailed by 5 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 1-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 86-79. Despite that victory Pinheiros/Sky went down to sixth position due to points difference. Loser Vivo/Franca dropped to the fourth place with four games lost. Pinheiros/Sky's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Sao Paolo Paulistano.
gschID: 102736


Paulistano - Araraquara 76-67

There was a minor upset when 12th ranked Araraquara (4-10) lost to twelfth ranked Paulistano (5-8) in Sao Paolo 67-76 on Sunday. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 15-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 76-67. Paulistano moved-up to eleventh place. Araraquara lost third consecutive game. They keep the twelfth position with ten games lost. 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: 102737


Assis Basket - Vila Velha CETAF 64-68

The game between closely ranked teams ended with fourteenth ranked Vila Velha CETAF's (3-11) road victory over bottom-ranked Assis Basket (1-13) 68-64 on Sunday. The guests trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 68-64. Vila Velha CETAF moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with Vitoria. Loser Assis Basket stay at the bottom position with 13 games lost. Vila Velha CETAF will face higher ranked Paulistano (#11) in Sao Paolo in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
gschID: 102738


Itabom/Bauru - Vitoria 114-69

There was no surprise when 13th ranked Vitoria (3-11) was outleveled by seventh ranked Itabom/Bauru (8-6) in Sao Paulo 114-69 on Sunday. The game without a history. Itabom/Bauru led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Despite that victory Itabom/Bauru went down to eighth position due to points difference. Vitoria lost fourth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the thirteenth place with 11 games lost. Itabom/Bauru will face league's second-placed Araldite/Univille in Joinville in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Vitoria will play on the road against Pinheiros/Sky (#6) in Sao Paolo.
gschID: 102739


Araldite/Univille - Unitri/Universo 92-66

An interesting game for Araldite/Univille (10-4) which hosted in Joinville 4th placed Unitri/Universo (9-5). Second ranked Araldite/Univille had an easy win 92-66. It was a key game for the second position in the league. The game without a history. Araldite/Univille led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Araldite/Univille maintains second place with 10-4 record having just -1 point less than leader BRB/Brasilia. Unitri/Universo at the other side dropped to the fifth position with five games lost. Araldite/Univille will play against Itabom/Bauru (#8) in Sao Paulo in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Unitri/Universo will play at home against Winner/Limeira and hopes to get back on the winning track.
gschID: 102733


Round 1
Vivo/Franca - Flamengo 101-91

The game between third ranked Flamengo (9-3) and sixth ranked Vivo/Franca (9-4) was the most important one in the last round on Thursday night. Flamengo was defeated by Vivo/Franca in Sao Paulo 91-101. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Flamengo. The game was mostly controlled by Vivo/Franca. Flamengo managed to win second period 20-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Vivo/Franca moved-up to fourth place. Flamengo at the other side keeps the third position with three games lost. Vivo/Franca are looking forward to face Winner/Limeira (#9) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Flamengo will have a break next round.
gschID: 114997


Round 10
Pinheiros/Sky - Unitri/Universo 68-74

An interesting game for Unitri/Universo (9-5) which played road game in Sao Paolo against 4th placed Pinheiros/Sky (8-4). Fourth ranked Unitri/Universo managed to get a 6-point victory 74-68. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Pinheiros/Sky. Despite that victory Unitri/Universo went down to fifth position due to points difference. Loser Pinheiros/Sky dropped to the sixth place with four games lost. Unitri/Universo will meet at home Winner/Limeira (#9) in the next round. Pinheiros/Sky's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Sao Paolo Paulistano.
gschID: 120268


Itabom/Bauru - Winner/Limeira 94-97

Important game to mention about took place in Sao Paulo. Tenth ranked Winner/Limeira (6-5) saved a 3-point victory on the road edging 7th ranked Itabom/Bauru (8-6) 97-94 on Tuesday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Itabom/Bauru. Winner/Limeira moved-up to ninth place. Loser Itabom/Bauru dropped to the eighth position with six games lost. Winner/Limeira will face higher ranked Vivo/Franca (#4) in Sao Paulo in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
gschID: 120269


Round 2
S.Jose/Vinac - Unitri/Universo 91-78

We should not miss a home victory of eighth ranked Sao Jose/Vinac (8-5) over 4th placed Unitri/Universo (9-5) 91-78. It looked good early as Unitri/Universo took an 1-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Sao Jose/Vinac had a 24-11 second period charge getting the lead and Unitri/Universo was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 78-91. Sao Jose/Vinac moved-up to seventh place. Unitri/Universo at the other side dropped to the fifth position with five games lost. Sao Jose/Vinac's next round opponent will be league's leader BRB/Brasilia on the road and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Unitri/Universo will play against Winner/Limeira (#9).
gschID: 120699


Araraquara - Flamengo 86-99

No shocking result in a game when third ranked Flamengo (9-3) beat on the road 12th ranked Araraquara (4-10) 99-86 on Tuesday. Flamengo have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain third place with 9-3 record behind leader BRB/Brasilia. Araraquara lost third consecutive game. They keep the twelfth position with ten games lost. Flamengo will face Vivo/Franca (#4) in Sao Paulo in the next round. Araraquara will play on the road against Pitagoras/Minas (#10) in Belo Horizonte and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 117108




Brazil Cup Cabo Frio announced their roster - by Paulo Freire
The only team that was out of the first round of the Brazil Cup Southeast Region, was Cabo Frio. The team from the Regiao dos Lagos of Rio de Janeiro State remained the basis players that played on the last Carioca State Championship with smallforward's Bruno 'Banana' da Silva, Leo Gomes, Carlinhos and Tiago Binato, point guards Weder e Wilton and the brothers Marcos Egidio e Manuil Egidio that play the center position.

The team has a new head coach as Amauri Santos do Nascimento take the job replacing Marquinhos Pereira. On the court the team will have two new pieces that were added to the squad, the powerforward Vitor Boccardo 26 years old, 115 kg, 2.04 tall former Flamengo and Leandro Lima, powerforward 27 years old and 2.00 tall 110 kg, former Riachuelo who is returning to Cabo Frio team.

Cafo Frio Final Roster:

Manuil De Souza (212-C-79, agency: Interperformances)
Tiago Neves
Leandro Lima (200-F/C-83)
Carlinhos Silva (195-F-81)
Marcos de Souza (208-C-82)
Bruno da Silva (205-F-81)
Leo Gomes (194-F-75)
Vitor Boccardo (206-F-84, college: W.Florida)


Brazil Cup: Sorocaba beats Olympico and has new player - by Paulo Freire
The Olympico Club debuted with defeat in the Brazil Cup, Southeast Region on Thursday night. Playing at home with a full gym of fans, Facing the Sorocaba, from Sao Paulo, Olympico found difficulties encountered to start the crown with victory. The Sao Paulo team won out, winning by 76 x 52.

The top scorer of the game was center
Ney (214-C-87) with 17 points, from Sorocaba the americans Kenny Dawkins (175-G-87, college: Lamar) and and Mario Edwards (191-G, college: Co.Carolina), helped with 10 points each. Fabiao Pires (199-C-77) and Fernando Henrique (F-84) were Olympico top scores with 14 and 12 points each.

At the end of the game Sorocaba head coach Rinaldo Rodrigues, confirmed the arrival of a new player for their roster: the experienced swingman
Rafael Fusco (192-F-78), who defended the EC Sao Caetano in the latest edition of the Paulista State Championship Series A-1.

'Fusco is an experienced player, who made a beautiful Paulista State and comes to add with the other athletes that make up our squad,' said the coach


Brazil Cup: Tijuca sign 2 new players and beats Macae - by Paulo Freire
The confrontation between the Rio de Janeiro locals teams in the Brazil Cup, Southeast Region was Tijuca 79 x 55 Macae. The Tijuca maintained their large base of the Carioca State Championship, and reinforced thir roster with the center Rodrigo Bahia who was on Olympic (MG) and has played in big clubs such as Ribeirao Preto, Franca, Flamengo, Limeira and Assis.

The direct board of Tijuca kept the american TJ Benson, who could not even debut in this match since he still in U.S. , the team also sign a new American the swingman Rayshaun Ames fresh out of University of Great Falls, where in 2007 had an average of 15.3ppg , 7.0rpg, 1.7apg and 1.2spg, as the following season in 2008 got more solid numbers 20.7ppg, 8.8rpg and 1.2apg.

The final roster for Tijuca is:
T.J. Benson (183-G-86, college: Grand Canyon)
Ricardinho dos Santos (189-G-74)
Marcellus Camara (190-G-88)
Olivia Nascimento (211-C-74)
Darlan De Oliveira (207-C-85)
Rodrigo Bahia Bispo (206-C/F-79)
Case Santos (203-C/F-77)
Diego Conceicao (200-F-87)
Rayshaun Ames

From Junior team will complete the roster:
Marcio de Mattos Junior (PG - Born: Jan, 1, 1993 - 1.83cm Height)
Diogo Cardozo da Silva (PF - Born: March, 18, 1993 - 2.01cm Height)
Rogger Wanderley Vianna (SF - Born: March, 16, 1992 - 1.87cm Height)


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  CANADA   


CIS Standings
CIS Standings
Atlantic
 1. Cape Breton 13-1 
 2. St.Francis X. 9-3 
 3. Dalhousie 6-5 
 4. St.Mary's 6-9 
 5. New Brunsw. 5-6 
 6. Acadia 4-7 
 7. UPEI 3-9 
 8. Memorial 3-9 
CanWest
 1. UBC 16-2 
 2. Trinity West. 16-2 
 3. Saskatchewan 13-3 
 4. Alberta 12-6 
 5. Victoria 11-7 
 6. Regina 10-6 
 7. Manitoba 7-9 
 8. UCFV 6-10 
 9. Calgary 5-11 
 10. Lethbridge 5-13 
 11. Brandon 4-12 
 12. Thompson R. 3-15 
 13. Winnipeg 2-14 
OUA East
 1. Carleton 15-0 
 2. Toronto Univ. 10-5 
 3. York 7-8 
 4. Ottawa 6-9 
 5. Laurentian 6-9 
 6. Ryerson 6-9 
 7. Queen's 3-12 
 8. RMC 0-15 
OUA West
 1. Lakehead 11-3 
 2. Windsor 11-3 
 3. Laurier 10-5 
 4. McMaster 8-7 
 5. Brock 8-7 
 6. Western 7-8 
 7. Waterloo 6-9 
 8. Guelph 5-10 
Quebec League
 1. Laval 7-2 
 2. Concordia 7-4 
 3. McGill 6-3 
 4. UQAM 4-5 
 5. Bishop's 0-10 


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Xinjiang Regains Winning Ways, Dongguan Keeps Pace, Guangdong Loses - by Arthur Volbert
Xinjiang returned to its winning ways with a 96-82 triumph over Qingdao. It now has an 18-1 record. Quincy Douby had 22 points and 6 assists. James Singleton had 20 points, 6 rebounds and 4 blocks. Zhang Qingpeng had 19 points and 4 assists. Mengke Bateer had 10 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Mai Wulan had 9 points and 8 rebounds. Xirelijiang also scored 9. Charles Gaines had 24 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists for Qingdao. Dee Brown scored 16. Li Guang, who starred two years ago but missed last season entirely because of injury, had his first good game this season with 16 points. Young Cai Liang had 14 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists.

Josh Akognon had 33 points and 6 assists as Dongguan trounced Shanxi Zhongyu 135-114. Jackson Vroman had 30 points on 10 of 12 shooting along with 8 rebounds and 8 assists. Zhang Kai had 18 points and 11 rebounds. Meng Duo scored 14, Qiu Biao had 12 and He Zhongmian scored 11. Shawn Taggart had 34 points and 11 rebounds for Shanxi. Leon Rogers had 26 points and 6 rebounds. Osama Daghlas had 15 points and 5 assists but also 7 turnovers. Duan Jiangpeng had 14 points and 5 rebounds.

Lu Wei scored 25 points as Jilin shocked third-place Guangdong 107-105. Jameel Watkins had 20 points and 14 rebounds while Guangdong's two centers, Wang Zheng and Su Wei, had 4 points and 6 rebounds with both fouling out in a combined 42 minutes. Tim Pickett had 17 points and 5 rebounds though he fouled out in 25 minutes. Zhong Cheng had 19 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists. Yu Shulong scored 12 and Li Tao had 10. Marcus Haislip had 37 points but only 3 rebounds for Guangdong. Lester Hudson did not play. Wang Shipeng had 19 points and 5 rebounds and Zhu Fangyu, no longer a dominant player, had 13 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Chen Jianghua had 11 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists. Liu Xiaoyu scored 9 while Zhou Peng had 8 points and 6 assists.

Playing at full strength, Liaoning defeated Jiangsu 106-98. He Tianju, an emerging young star, led with 25 points and 6 rebounds. Liu Shunan scored 17. Han Dejun had 14 points and 6 rebounds in 25 minutes. Guo Ailun had 14 points and 6 assists. Cliff Richard and Donta Smith each had 9 but Liaoning won today by integrating its native players and its imports. Li Xiaoxu, returning from injury, had 5 points and 8 rebounds in 22 minutes. Tang Zhengdong led Jiangsu with 26 points but only 4 rebounds. Donta Smith had 21 points and 6 assists. Yi Li scored 15. Jerome Moiso had 13 points and 10 rebounds but fouled out in 19 minutes. Liu Yahui had 11 points and 6 rebounds.

Beijing defeated Fujian 93-85. Randolph Morris had 31 points and 11 rebounds. Zaid Abbas had 22 points, 11 rebounds and 3 blocks. Chen Lei scored 12. Lee Hsueh-Lin had 8 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Joe Crawford had 8 points and 4 rebounds. Andre Emmett scored 31 points for Fujian. Dwayne Jones had 18 points and 15 rebounds. Gong Songlin and Li Hang scored 11.

Stephon Marbury had 34 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals as Foshan rallied 30-21 in the fourth quarter to edge Tianjin 100-99. Olumide Oyedeji had 19 points and 14 rebounds. Yang Wenbo scored 17. He Ben had 14 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists. Zhao Yonggang had 10 points and 6 rebounds. Zhang Nan had 21 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists for Tianjin. Shen Tujun also scored 21. Xu Guijun had 19. Herve Lamizana had 15 points and 10 rebounds. Lee Benson had 14 points and 13 rebounds.

Bayi beat the Zhejiang Lions 99-88. Wang Zhizhi had 33 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. Mo Ke had 20 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists. Wang Lei had 12 points and 14 rebounds. Zhang Bo had 11 points and 4 assists. Han Shuo had 10 points and 5 rebounds. Peter John Ramos had 23 points and 9 rebounds for the Lions. Lin Chih-Chieh had 21 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals. Zhang Wei and Rafer Alston scored 10 and Xue Yuyang had 9.

Williams Marcus (201-F-86, agency: ZAG Advocates, college: Arizona) had 53 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists as Zhejiang defeated Shanghai 116-103. Ding Jinhui had 19 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Josh Boone had 17 points and 7 rebounds. Zhang Chunjun had 13 points and 4 rebounds. John Lucas had 24 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals for Shanghai. Mike Harris had 23 points and 14 rebounds. Liu Wei had 20 points and 5 assists. Peng Fei and Wang Yong each scored 13. Zhang Zhaoxu had 4 points, 5 rebounds and 4 in 18 minutes coming back from his lung disorder.


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  CROATIA   


Stats Leaders - A1
Points Per Game
 Ivan BAKOVIC
  Darda
  (197-G-81)
  Avg: 19.5
 1. Bakovic, Darda19.5 
 2. Zitko, Trogir18.3 
 3. Krapic, Zabok17.6 
 4. Mimica, KK Split16.6 
 5. Saric, Dubrava16.0 
 6. Sobin, KK Split15.5 
 7. Ridl, Darda15.1 
 8. Helbich, Svjetlost15.1 
 9. Ceskovic, Trogir14.9 
 10. Kamaldin, Darda14.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dalibor BAGARIC
  Marousi
  (217-C-80)
  Avg: 11.6
 1. Bagaric, Dubrava11.6 
 2. Krapic, Zabok9.4 
 3. Radic, Alkar Sinj8.6 
 4. Saric, Dubrava8.5 
 5. Krolo, Darda8.4 
 6. Sobin, KK Split6.9 
 7. Ridl, Darda6.3 
 8. Ragsdale, Kvarner .6.3 
 9. Vukicevic, Svjetlost6.0 
 10. Grgurevic, KK Split5.9 
Assists Per Game
 Ozren MISIC
  Svjetlost
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Misic, Svjetlost4.5 
 2. Blajic, Trogir4.3 
 3. Jugo, Kvarner 20103.9 
 4. Tomeljak, Zabok3.9 
 5. Delas, Alkar Sinj3.7 
 6. Primorac, Dubrava3.4 
 7. Sarac, Svjetlost3.4 
 8. Katic, KK Split3.1 
 9. Dosen, Dubrovnik3.0 
 10. Peric, Dubrovnik2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Ozren MISIC
  Svjetlost
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Misic, Svjetlost2.5 
 2. Petani, Borik2.4 
 3. Anzulovic, Alkar Sinj2.3 
 4. Skific, Borik1.9 
 5. Swift, Darda1.9 
 6. Blajic, Trogir1.8 
 7. Tomeljak, Zabok1.8 
 8. Kamaldin, Darda1.7 
 9. Saric, Dubrava1.7 
 10. Grgurevic, KK Split1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Toni VITALI
  Trogir
  (201-F-91)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Vitali, Trogir1.7 
 2. Bagaric, Dubrava1.6 
 3. Sarlija, Borik1.1 
 4. Kraljevic, Zabok1.1 
 5. Ragsdale, Kvarner .1.0 
 6. Sobin, KK Split1.0 
 7. Saric, Dubrava0.8 
 8. Krolo, Darda0.8 
 9. Karac, Dubrovnik0.7 
 10. Rikic, Dubrava0.7 


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Standings - Division A
Division A Standings
 1. Keravnos 9-4 
 2. APOEL 8-3 
 3. Apollon 8-4 
 4. Etha 8-4 
 5. Achilleas 7-6 
 6. AEL 5-7 
 7. AEK 5-8 
 8. ENAD 3-9 
 9. Omonia 3-10 


A1 Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Joel CAMACHO
  Apollon
  (196-G/F-81)
  Avg: 17.5
 1. Camacho, Apollon17.5 
 2. Dunovic, Omonia17.4 
 3. Diamantopoul., Achill.17.1 
 4. Radunovic, ENAD16.6 
 5. Hanavan, AP.16.5 
 6. Aleksic, AEK16.4 
 7. Davis, AP.16.1 
 8. McLain, Omonia15.0 
 9. King, Etha14.8 
 10. Ewing, AEL14.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Anthony KING
  Etha
  (206-F/C-85)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. King, Etha10.7 
 2. Djikanovic, Achilleas9.8 
 3. Radunovic, ENAD8.8 
 4. Aleksic, AEK7.8 
 5. McLain, Omonia6.8 
 6. Johnson, Keravnos6.5 
 7. Camacho, Apollon6.2 
 8. Buljan, AP.6.1 
 9. Radojevic, Omonia5.9 
 10. Collins, ENAD5.9 
Assists Per Game
 Dante STIGGERS
  Apollon
  (187-G-82)
  Avg: 4.7
 1. Stiggers, Apollon4.7 
 2. Berdiel, AEK4.5 
 3. Kounounis, AEL3.9 
 4. Razis, ENAD3.7 
 5. Lee, AP.3.5 
 6. Dunovic, Omonia3.4 
 7. Cummings, Keravnos3.3 
 8. Aleksic, AEK3.2 
 9. Palalas, AEL3.0 
 10. Diamantopoul., Achill.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Georgios PALALAS
  AEL
  (185-G-81)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Palalas, AEL2.5 
 2. Tiggs, AP.2.1 
 3. Kent, ENAD1.9 
 4. Hanavan, AP.1.9 
 5. Berdiel, AEK1.8 
 6. Johnson, Etha1.8 
 7. Radunovic, ENAD1.7 
 8. Price, ENAD1.6 
 9. Dunovic, Omonia1.6 
 10. Diamantopoul., Achill.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Avis WYATT
  AEL
  (211-F/C-84)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Wyatt, AEL2.4 
 2. King, Etha1.9 
 3. Collins, ENAD1.5 
 4. Radojevic, Omonia1.4 
 5. Collins, AEK1.2 
 6. Johnson, Keravnos1.2 
 7. Fells, Keravnos0.8 
 8. Dials, Apollon0.7 
 9. Camacho, Apollon0.6 
 10. Englicky, Apollon0.6 


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  DENMARK   


Participants for the Canal Digital Ligaen All-Star Game - by Emiliano
West Team
#s#
Henrik Falsvig
Falsvig
Chris Nielsen
Nielsen
Morten Sahlertz
Sahlertz
Matt Williams
Williams
Charles Burgess
Burgess
#e#5


Henrik Falsvig (192-G/F-89) of Aalborg Vikings
Chris Nielsen (192-G/F-85) of Bakken Bears
Morten Sahlertz (198-F-89) of Horsens IC
Matt Williams (200-F-77) of Svendborg Rabbits
Mike St.John (203-F/C-84) of Horsens IC
Charles Burgess (186-G-84) of Bakken Bears

Andreas Jakobsen (187-G-83) of Bakken Bears
Chris Christoffersen (218-C-79) of Bakken Bears
Rickey Claitt (188-G-87) of Horsens IC
Nicolai Iversen (205-F/C-80) of Svendborg Rabbits
Adama Darboe (190-G-86) of Svendborg Rabbits
Edward Morris (203-F-84) of Aabyhoj IF


Coaches:
Philip Dejworek
Kenneth Webb



East Team
#s#
Julian McFarlane
McFarlane
Mikael Nielsen
Nielsen
Marius Kasiulevicius
Kasiulevicius
Alexander Bak
Bak
Jens Hakanowitz
Hakanowitz
#e#5

Julian McFarlane (184-G-86) of Vaerlose BBK
Mikael Nielsen (178-G-90) of SISU Copenhagen
Marius Kasiulevicius (198-F/G-82) of Team FOG Naestved
Alexander Bak (193-F-91) of Horsholm 79ers
Jens Hakanowitz (204-F/C-80) of Horsholm 79ers
D.J. Smedley (180-G-84) of Team FOG Naestved
Mickey Dennis (190-G/F-78) of SISU Copenhagen
Jonathan Gilling (203-F-91) of Horsholm 79ers
Nerijus Brasas (200-F-85) of BK Amager
Bonell Colas (206-F-82) of Vaerlose BBK
Lee Roberts (201-F/C-87) of Team FOG Naestved
Peter Johansen (205-F/C-80) of Team FOG Naestved

Coaches:
Geoff Kotila
Jonas Sorensen




Danish Ligaen round 19 best performance: Nerijus Brasas - by Eurobasket News
Lithuanian forward Nerijus Brasas (200-F-85) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for BK Amager, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 19.
The 25-year old player had a double-double of 33 points and 11 rebounds, while his team beat Aabyhoj (#6, 8-12) 90-77. Amager BK maintains the 9th position in Danish Ligaen. Too late to salvage the team, which is currently ranked such low. They already lost 16 games and recorded just four victories. In the team's last game Brasas had a remarkable 61.5% from 2-point range. He has many years of experience at Amager BK, through which he has constantly improved. Nerijus Brasas has solid league stats. He is in league's top in points (2nd best: 21.8ppg) and averages impressive 56.3% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was -year old American Donald Rutherford (198-F) of SISU Copenhagen. Rutherford had a very good evening with a double-double of 19 points and 11 rebounds. Bad luck as SISU lost that game 79-89 to the higher-ranked Svendborg (#2, 16-2). SISU is still second from the bottom in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 7-13 record. Rutherford is a newcomer at SISU, but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was American forward Bonell Colas (206-F-82) of Vaerlose BBK (#7). Colas showcased his all-around game by recording 20 points, ten rebounds and five assists in the last round. He was a key player of Vaerlose, leading his team to a 84-76 win against the lower-ranked Aalborg (#10, 1-19). The chances of Vaerlose not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 12 games, recording just seven victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Colas could try to bring Vaerlose's a little bit higher in the standings. Colas has individually a great season in Denmark. After 14 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 20.1ppg (5th best) and rebounds with 9.9rpg (3rd best). He also has 1.3bpg and FGP: 56.3%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Edward Morris (203-F-84) of Aabyhoj - 27 points and 10 rebounds
5. Jonathan Gilling (203-F-91) of Horsholm - 21 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Jens Hakanowitz (204-F/C-80) of Horsholm - 17 points and 13 rebounds
7. Rasmus Larsen (186-G-87) of Amager BK - 20 points and 4 assists
8. Barkley Falkner (203-F/C-86) of Aalborg - 15 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Matt Williams (200-F-77) of Svendborg - 21 points and 9 rebounds
10. Nicolai Iversen (205-F-80) of Svendborg - 20 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)


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  D-LEAGUE   


Thursday: Thunderbirds and 66ers beat their rivals - by Eurobasket News
Austin T. - New Mexico 93-104
The Austin Toros could not defend the paint , and New Mexico held a comfortable margin through most of the second half of a 104-93 Thunderbirds victory Thursday night at the Cedar Park Center. When Austin's Aubrey Coleman (6'4''-G-87, college: Houston) drove the lane for a dunk late in the fourth quarter, the T-Birds' lead was cut to 93-89. That was as close as the Toros would get. New Mexico, led by Dar Tucker (6'4''-F-88, college: De Paul) 's 25 points, outscored the Toros 11-4 the rest of the way. Lance Thomas had a solid game with 15 points and nine rebounds for the Toros, but said they lacked intensity on defense. 'We were a step slow on defense,' Thomas said. 'They exploited it. They got to the paint when they wanted. They brought the fight to us first .' Austin had one good run in the second half . After falling to 62-52 in the third quarter, the Toros' 10-0 run tied the game, and Michael Joiner's inside jumper gave Austin a temporary lead late in the quarter. The Toros shot just 31 percent in the first half . 'When you miss so many shots, they're going to have a chance to get to the basket,' head coach Brad Jones said. 'I thought we didn't sustain enough energy throughout the game.' Spurs draft pick James Anderson had a good effort in limited minutes, with 17 points. Jones said the 16 minutes Anderson played were about all he could handle while coming back from a stress fracture in his ankle. Leo Lyons (6'9''-F-87, agency: Priority Sports, college: Missouri) ' three-pointer at the end of the first quarter gave the Toros their first lead of the game at 22-21. New Mexico outscored the Toros by eight in the second quarter and had all the momentum going into the half. The Toros hit the floor for a rematch with New Mexico on Saturday at noon. *Courteys of www.statesman.com

Springfield A. - Tulsa 66ers 101-107
The Tulsa 66ers increased their win streak to 13, the longest active win streak in the NBA D-League, after defeating the Springfield Armor 107-101 Thursday night at the MassMutual Center in Springfield. In the first half, the Armor led by as many as 13, but Jerome Dyson (6'3''-G-87, college: Connecticut) sparked an 18-2 Tulsa run giving the 66ers the lead. Dyson did most of his damage in transition, shooting 7-15 from the field for a game-high 21 points . Springfield went cold during that time, being held without a field goal for a span of over four minutes. The Armor, who had their 3-game win streak snapped by Bakersfield Saturday, had opportunities to end Tulsa's win streak. With less than two minutes in the game, the Armor cut the deficit to 3, but the 66ers countered with back-to-back baskets from Tweety Carter (18 points) and Elijah Millsap (16 points). Tulsa had 6 players score in double figures, led by Dyson's 21 off the bench. Cole Aldrich (6'11''-C-88, college: Kansas) recorded a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds. The Armor were led by Jerry Smith, who scored a team-high 20 points off the bench. Tre Whitted drew the start in place of the banged up Jameson Curry (6'4''-G-86, agency: Strategic Sports, college: Oklahoma St.) and added 19 points, while Gavin Edwards put forth a strong performance with 18 points and 9 rebounds. The 66ers improve to an NBA D-League best 21-6 record. The Armor fall to 9-17. Tulsa and Springfield play again on Friday at 7:00 p.m. at the MassMutual Center. The game will be the Armor's last home game until Feb. 10th. *Courtesy of www.wwlp.com




Standings
D-League Standings
Central Division
 1. Iowa E. 19-7 
 2. Erie Bay H. 17-9 
 3. Ft.Wayne MA 12-14 
 4. Dakota W. 7-20 
 5. Sioux Falls S. 3-19 
Southwest Division
 1. Tulsa 66ers 21-6 
 2. Rio Grande 17-7 
 3. New Mexico 13-13 
 4. Texas L. 12-13 
 5. Austin T. 11-14 
 6. Maine RC 11-16 
West Division
 1. Bakersfield J. 16-10 
 2. Reno Bighorns 15-12 
 3. Utah F. 12-11 
 4. Idaho S. 9-16 
 5. Springfield A. 9-17 


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Trey JOHNSON
  Toronto R.
  (196-G-84)
  Avg: 26
 1. Johnson, Bakersfi.26.0 
 2. Jeffers, Iowa E.21.1 
 3. Johnson, Erie B.20.2 
 4. Alexander, Texas L.20.1 
 5. Dentmon, Texas L.19.8 
 6. Edwards, New M.19.2 
 7. Tucker, New Mexico18.8 
 8. Greene, Utah F.18.5 
 9. Sims, Maine RC18.0 
 10. Stinson, Iowa E.18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jeff ADRIEN
  Rio Grande
  (201-F-86)
  Avg: 11.9
 1. Adrien, Rio Grande11.9 
 2. Alexander, Texas L.10.3 
 3. Patterson, Rio G.10.3 
 4. Sims, Iowa E.10.3 
 5. Phillips, Ft.Wayne.10.0 
 6. Williams, Texas L.9.8 
 7. Johnson, Dakota W.9.7 
 8. Davidson, Idaho S.9.6 
 9. Jeffers, Iowa E.9.6 
 10. Williams, Tulsa 66ers8.6 
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. Jackson, Idaho S.8.4 
 4. Daniels, Texas L.8.2 
 5. Russell, Ft.Wayne.7.6 
 6. Ahearn, Erie Bay H.6.9 
 7. Jackson, Erie B.6.6 
 8. Johnson, Austin T.6.2 
 9. Bailey, Sioux F.5.8 
 10. Reynolds, Spring.5.8 
Steals Per Game
 Aaron MILES
  Reno Bighorns
  (186-G-83)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Miles, Reno Bighorns2.5 
 2. Dowdell, Tulsa 66ers2.5 
 3. Lin, Reno Bighorns2.4 
 4. Jackson, Idaho S.2.4 
 5. Linhart, Erie B.2.2 
 6. Jeffers, Iowa E.2.2 
 7. Jackson, Erie B.2.1 
 8. Hubbard, New M.2.1 
 9. Lofton, Iowa E.2.1 
 10. Hamilton, Utah F.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Sean WILLIAMS
  Texas L.
  (208-F-86)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Williams, Texas L.3.2 
 2. Johnson, Dakota W.3.1 
 3. N''Diaye, Dakota W.2.7 
 4. Alabi, Erie Bay H.2.5 
 5. Aldrich, Tulsa 66ers2.5 
 6. Sykes, Sioux F.2.3 
 7. Naymick, Bakersfi.2.3 
 8. Whiteside, Reno B.2.2 
 9. Adrien, Rio Grande1.8 
 10. Pittman, Sioux F.1.8 


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  EGYPT   


El Ettehad El Sakandary overcame Al-Ittihad to reach the Semifinals - by Eurobasket News
El Ettehad El Sakandary from Egypt overcame Al-Ittihad from Syria to reach the Semifinals of the Dubai International Basketball Championship 2011. El Ettehad El Sakandary needed 81:66 win to meet Sagesse from Lebanon in the Semifinal. Both teams nailed 12 points each in the first period, while the team from Egypt produced a 24-16 to keep the score for good. In another Semifinal Smart Gilas from Philippines will face Al-Wahda.


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  EUROCUP   


Davis number one in Eurocup for round 2 - by Eurobasket News
American center Paul Davis (211-C-84) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for top-ranked Cajasol Sevilla, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 2 (Top 16).
The 26-year old player had a double-double of 22 points and 11 rebounds, while his team beat Benetton TV (#2, 1-1) 66-55. It allowed Cajasol to consolidate first place in the Eurocup group L. But it's just the very beginning of the Top 16 and Cajasol won both games without losing any. It's too early to say anything as the standings can be changed completely after next round. Davis turned to be Cajasol's top player in his first season with the team.

The second best player in last round's games was 27-year old American Jaycee Carroll (188-G-83, agency: Priority Sports) of league's second-best Gran Canaria. Carroll had a very good evening with 27 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists. It was enough for Gran Canaria to edge Hemofarm (1-1) 72-66. The Top 16 is still at the very beginning and this victory may help a lot. Let's wait for the next round. Carroll is well-known at Gran Canaria and is a proven leader in his second season with the team. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 17.5ppg (#5).

Third on the list of top players last round was American guard Alex Acker (196-G-83) of league's top team Le Mans Sarthe Basket. Acker scored 19 points and passed six assists. He was a key player of Le Mans, leading his team to a 85-70 easy win against #2 ranked Aris in a game of the week. Le Mans confirms their top position in group J. Their record at this point is 1 victories and 1 lost games. Acker has a very solid season. In 8 games in Eurocup he scored 11.9ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Kelly McCarty (201-F-75) of Unics - 22 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Steven Smith (203-F-83) of Panellinios - 24 points and 5 rebounds
6. Christos Tapoutos (208-F-82) of Aris - 14 points and 8 rebounds
7. Terrell Lyday (190-G-79) of Unics - 20 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists
8. Hasan Rizvic (212-C-84) of Unics - 15 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Chester Simmons (198-G-82) of CEZ Nymburk - 21 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Lamayne Wilson (204-F-80) of Budivelnyk - 19 points and 7 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)


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  EUROLEAGUE   


Schortsanitis' double-double lands him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News
25-year old center Sofoklis Schortsanitis (206-C-85) put on an amazing game in the last round for Maccabi T-A and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 2 (Top 16).
He had a double-double of 19 points and 10 rebounds, while his team outclassed Lottomatica (#4, 0-2) with 41-point margin 99-58. Maccabi T-A maintains second position in Euroleague group F, sharing that place with Union Olimpija (1-1). Schortsanitis turned to be Maccabi T-A's top player in his first season with the team.

Second best performed player last round was Marcelinho Huertas (191-G-83, agency: Edge Sports) of Caja Laboral Vitoria. He is Brazilian-Italian guard in his second season at Caja Laboral. In the last game Huertas recorded impressive double-double of 17 points and 11 assists. Bad luck as Caja Laboral was edged by Lietuvos Rytas (1-1) 89-86. Huertas is well-known at Caja Laboral and he already established his position as one of the team's leaders.

Third place about best performers goes to guard Igor Rakocevic (191-G-78) of Efes Pilsen Istanbul. Rakocevic scored 23 points. He was a key player of Efes Pilsen, leading his team to a 79-76 win against #3 ranked Partizan on the road. Efes Pilsen has a very good start of the Top 16. Also, Rakocevic has a great season in Euroleague. After 11 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 16.5ppg (4th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Khalid El-Amin (178-G-79) of Lietuvos Rytas - 22 points and 2 assists
5. Juan Carlos Navarro (192-G-80) of Regal Barca - 27 points and 2 rebounds
6. Kenan Bajramovic (206-F-81) of Lietuvos Rytas - 19 points and 5 rebounds
7. Jeremy Pargo (188-G-86) of Maccabi T-A - 16 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists
8. Fernando San Emeterio (198-G/F-84) of Caja Laboral - 9 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Radoslav Nesterovic (212-C-76) of Olympiakos - 9 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Nikola Mirotic (208-F/C-91) of Real Madrid - 16 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)


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Bojan BOGDANOVIC
  Cibona
  (202-G/F-89)
  Avg: 18
 1. Bogdanovic, Cibona18.0 
 2. Langford, Khimky17.8 
 3. Teletovic, Caja L.16.8 
 4. Rakocevic, Efes P.16.5 
 5. McCalebb, Montepas.15.5 
 6. Spanoulis, Olympiakos15.4 
 7. Mejia, Cholet15.1 
 8. Navarro, Regal B.14.3 
 9. Gregory, Union O.14.0 
 10. Schortsaniti., Maccab.13.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 James GIST
  Partizan
  (203-F-86)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Gist, Partizan7.3 
 2. Jankunas, Zalgiris7.1 
 3. Fischer, Real Madrid6.8 
 4. Turkcan, Fener.Ul.6.7 
 5. Bourousis, Olympiakos6.5 
 6. Gregory, Union O.6.4 
 7. Radosevic, Cibona6.3 
 8. Barac, Caja Laboral6.3 
 9. Pleiss, Brose B.6.3 
 10. Freeland, Unicaja6.1 
Assists Per Game
 Marcelinho HUERTAS
  Caja Laboral
  (191-G-83)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Huertas, Caja L.6.1 
 2. Diamantidis, Panath.5.7 
 3. Spanoulis, Olympiakos4.8 
 4. Cook, Valencia4.4 
 5. Teodosic, Olympiakos4.3 
 6. Eidson, Maccabi .4.3 
 7. Jasikevicius, Lietuv.4.3 
 8. Ilievski, Union O.4.2 
 9. Pellin, Le Mans4.2 
 10. Stipcevic, Cibona4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Chuck EIDSON
  Maccabi T-A
  (201-F/G-80)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Eidson, Maccabi .2.8 
 2. McCalebb, Montepas.2.4 
 3. Diot, Le Mans2.2 
 4. Perkins, Maccabi .2.2 
 5. Diamantidis, Panath.1.9 
 6. Goldsberry, Brose B.1.9 
 7. Ozbolt, Union O.1.8 
 8. Ilievski, Union O.1.8 
 9. Stonerook, Montepas.1.8 
 10. Rubio, Regal Barca1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Mirza BEGIC
  Real Madrid
  (216-C-85)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Begic, Zalgiris2.3 
 2. Fischer, Real Madrid1.8 
 3. Riddick, Charleroi1.7 
 4. Pleiss, Brose B.1.5 
 5. Barac, Caja Laboral1.3 
 6. Eze, Khimky1.3 
 7. Falker, Cholet1.3 
 8. Bourousis, Olympiakos1.2 
 9. Hines, Brose B.1.1 
 10. Gist, Partizan1.0 


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  FINLAND   


Standings - Korisliiga
Korisliiga Standings
 1. Pyrinto 25-6 
 2. KTP 22-8 
 3. Kataja 20-10 
 4. Korihait 18-11 
 5. Honka 17-12 
 6. Kouvot 15-15 
 7. ToPo 14-15 
 8. Namika Lahti 13-16 
 9. Karhu 12-17 
 10. Salon Vilpas 11-19 
 11. LrNMKY 7-23 
 12. Tarmo 4-26 


Stats Leaders - Korisliiga
Points Per Game
 Jamar WILSON
  Honka
  (185-G-84)
  Avg: 22.4
 1. Wilson, Honka22.4 
 2. Heard, Tarmo21.4 
 3. Walker, Kouvot20.1 
 4. Blanchard, ToPo20.0 
 5. Blanchard, ToPo20.0 
 6. Wood, Karhu19.6 
 7. Bailey, LrNM.19.6 
 8. Lewis, LrNM.19.6 
 9. Williamson, Honka19.2 
 10. Harris, Salon Vilpas19.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jeremiah WOOD
  Karhu
  (200-F-85)
  Avg: 13.7
 1. Wood, Karhu13.7 
 2. Kaunisto, Kouvot10.6 
 3. Doaks, Salon Vilpas10.1 
 4. Young, Tarmo10.0 
 5. Mathis, Namika Lahti9.9 
 6. Blanchard, ToPo9.9 
 7. Blanchard, ToPo9.9 
 8. Vinson, Kouvot9.7 
 9. Williams, Pyrinto9.4 
 10. Coleman, LrNM.8.6 
Assists Per Game
 Dijuan HARRIS
  Salon Vilpas
  (175-G-86)
  Avg: 4.4
 1. Harris, Salon Vilpas4.4 
 2. Moore, LrNM.4.4 
 3. Williams, Pyrinto4.3 
 4. Okorie, Salon Vilpas4.0 
 5. Wood, Karhu3.9 
 6. Suonio, Namika Lahti3.9 
 7. Sarcevic, Korihait3.7 
 8. Virtanen, Kataja3.6 
 9. Kataja, Salon Vilpas3.4 
 10. Fields, KTP3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Jeremiah WOOD
  Karhu
  (200-F-85)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Wood, Karhu2.1 
 2. Newson, Kataja2.0 
 3. Fields, KTP1.9 
 4. Conerly, Tarmo1.8 
 5. Fells, Kataja1.8 
 6. Heard, Tarmo1.8 
 7. Sarcevic, Korihait1.8 
 8. Moore, Korihait1.7 
 9. Williams, Pyrinto1.6 
 10. Harris, Salon Vilpas1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 James REAVES
  Korihait
  (203-F-82)
  Avg: 0.9
 1. Reaves, Korihait0.9 
 2. Hendley, Namika Lahti0.8 
 3. Moore, LrNM.0.7 
 4. Bailey, LrNM.0.7 
 5. Heard, Tarmo0.7 
 6. Wood, Karhu0.7 
 7. Lewis, LrNM.0.6 
 8. Blanchard, ToPo0.6 
 9. Blanchard, ToPo0.6 
 10. Wilson, Honka0.6 


KORISLIIGA: Two wins on the road - by Rauno Hurmalainen
Korisliiga, round 30: Two games tonight and two wins on the road. KTP (Kotka) lost the fourth time in a row as visitor Kataja (Joensuu) won in Kotka 81-93 (51-37). Quarters: 24-18, 27-19, 11-31, 19-25. Jared Newson (195-G/F-84, agency: Court Side, college: Tennessee-Martin) (Kataja) continued strongly being the game MVP with 26 pts. Sefton Barrett (196-F-83, agency: Limelight Hoops, college: Cent.Michigan) scorerd 25 pts for the hosts. Tarmo (Porvoo) loss was # 7 this year and in a row. Tarmo has lost now five times this season at the buzzer - like tonight. This time Todd Hendley (206-F-84, college: NC-Wilmington) (YMCA Lahti) decided, that no OT will be needed - and scored the last five points of the game, when visitor YMCA Lahti won 78-80 (44-42). Quarters: 20-22, 24-20, 19-23, 15-15.
KTP - Kataja 81-93 (51-37). (Sefton Barrett 25, Milos Dobras 14, Mikael Holme 13 - Jared Newson 26, Jason Conley 16, Antti Kanervo 15).
Tarmo - YMCA Lahti 78-80 (44-42). (Jerrah Young 17/11, Jonathan Heard 17, Patrick Fields 10 - Ryan Ayers 20, Todd Hendley 16, Anthony Vereen 15).




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Stats Leaders - N1
Points Per Game
 Larry BLAIR
  Denek
  (183-G-84)
  Avg: 24.6
 1. Blair, Denek24.6 
 2. Kennedy, Orchy18.5 
 3. Petrovic, St Et.17.9 
 4. Pridotkas, Brest17.8 
 5. Blot, Blois17.0 
 6. Lesieu, St Quentin16.2 
 7. James, Challans16.2 
 8. Lalugba, Denain16.2 
 9. Laroche, St Ch.15.6 
 10. Ford, Bordeaux15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Lavar SIMMONS
  St Etienne
  (201-F/C-83)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Simmons, St Et.9.3 
 2. Grimm, Blois8.3 
 3. Lesieu, St Quentin8.3 
 4. Pasut, Sorgues8.2 
 5. Griffin, Angers B.8.1 
 6. Roberts, Brest7.8 
 7. Kennedy, Orchy7.8 
 8. Alingue, Souffel7.8 
 9. Boutry, Challans7.7 
 10. Hoard, Lievin7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Johan RATHIEUVILLE
  Brest
  (177-G-85)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Rathieuville, Brest6.2 
 2. Cortey, Le Puy6.1 
 3. Brochard, Blois5.8 
 4. Ramphort, Angers B.4.7 
 5. Barbry, Orchy4.3 
 6. Thomas, St Etienne4.2 
 7. Driss, Bordeaux4.1 
 8. Darrigand, Bordeaux4.1 
 9. Sauret, Denain4.1 
 10. Rambur, St Quentin3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Larry BLAIR
  Denek
  (183-G-84)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Blair, Denek2.9 
 2. Pistre, Le Puy2.2 
 3. Neri, Roche2.1 
 4. Sauret, Denain2.1 
 5. Ipouck, Le Puy2.0 
 6. Driss, Bordeaux1.7 
 7. Blot, Blois1.7 
 8. Bateko, Roche1.6 
 9. Calvez, Denek1.6 
 10. Roberts, Brest1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 John FORD
  Bordeaux
  (207-C-78)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Ford, Bordeaux1.8 
 2. Rinna, St Chamond1.8 
 3. Alingue, Souffel1.8 
 4. Traore, Angers B.1.7 
 5. Lalugba, Denain1.4 
 6. Pasut, Sorgues1.2 
 7. Ipouck, Le Puy1.1 
 8. Kennedy, Orchy1.0 
 9. Kolb, Blois1.0 
 10. Pourchot, CFBB0.9 


Standings - ProA
ProA Standings
 1. Roanne 12-4 
 2. Chalon 11-4 
 3. Nancy 11-4 
 4. Cholet 11-4 
 5. Gravelines 10-5 
 6. Hyeres-Toulon 9-7 
 7. Strasbourg 7-8 
 8. ASVEL 7-8 
 9. Le Mans 7-9 
 10. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 7-9 
 11. Le Havre 6-9 
 12. Orleans 6-9 
 13. Paris-Levallois 5-10 
 14. Poitierarleys 5-10 
 15. Limoges 5-10 
 16. Vichy 3-12 


Standings - ProB
ProB Standings
 1. Nanterre 15-3 
 2. Evreux 13-5 
 3. Rouen 13-5 
 4. Boulazac 12-6 
 5. Chalons-Reims 12-7 
 6. Fos Ouest 12-7 
 7. Maurienne 11-8 
 8. Dijon 10-8 
 9. Le Portel 10-9 
 10. Lille 9-10 
 11. Boulogne 8-10 
 12. Bourg 8-11 
 13. St Vallier 7-12 
 14. Antibes 7-12 
 15. Nantes 7-12 
 16. Quimper 5-13 
 17. Clermont 5-14 
 18. Charleville 3-15 


Stats Leaders - ProA
Points Per Game
 Christophe MASSIE
  Limoges
  (206-F/C-77)
  Avg: 17.8
 1. Massie, Limoges17.8 
 2. Nichols, Vichy17.6 
 3. Woodside, Gravelines17.5 
 4. Jefferson, AS.17.4 
 5. Darden, Nancy17.3 
 6. Mejia, Cholet17.3 
 7. Bennett, Pau-La.16.1 
 8. King, Le Havre15.8 
 9. Bokolo, Gravelines15.1 
 10. Haynes, Chalon14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Rob LEWIN
  Art.Dragons
  (201-F-80)
  Avg: 9.8
 1. Lewin, Vichy9.8 
 2. Massie, Limoges9.3 
 3. Krupalija, Hyeres.8.9 
 4. Jones, Le Havre8.8 
 5. Issa, Gravelines8.7 
 6. Jefferson, AS.8.1 
 7. Akingbala, Nancy8.0 
 8. Koffi, Le Mans7.6 
 9. Nsonwu-Amadi, Roa.7.4 
 10. Elegar, Vichy7.3 
Assists Per Game
 John LINEHAN
  Nancy
  (175-G-78)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Linehan, Nancy6.4 
 2. Wright, Limoges6.4 
 3. Reid, Vichy6.3 
 4. Woodside, Gravelines6.2 
 5. King, Le Havre6.2 
 6. Sciarra, Pau-La.5.0 
 7. Schilb, Chalon4.7 
 8. Diabate, Roanne4.6 
 9. Bokolo, Gravelines4.4 
 10. Tchicamboud, Cha.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 John LINEHAN
  Nancy
  (175-G-78)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Linehan, Nancy3.4 
 2. Dobbins, Hyeres-T.2.5 
 3. Diot, Le Mans2.1 
 4. Darden, Nancy2.1 
 5. Walsh, AS.2.0 
 6. Bennett, Pau-La.1.9 
 7. Diabate, Roanne1.8 
 8. Sangare, Le Havre1.8 
 9. Washam, Hyeres-T.1.7 
 10. Albicy, Paris-Le.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Cyril AKPOMEDAH
  Gravelines
  (203-F-79)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Akpomedah, Grave.1.8 
 2. Issa, Gravelines1.5 
 3. Jefferson, AS.1.3 
 4. Koffi, Le Mans1.2 
 5. Pasco, Strasbourg1.2 
 6. Wilkinson, Le Havre1.2 
 7. Sene, Gravelines1.2 
 8. Badiane, Poitiera.1.2 
 9. Fofana, AS.1.1 
 10. Elegar, Vichy1.1 


Stats Leaders - ProB
Points Per Game
 Moses SONKO
  Maurienne
  (196-F-83)
  Avg: 18.4
 1. Sonko, Maurienne18.4 
 2. Carter, Nanterre18.1 
 3. Gay, Fos Ouest18.0 
 4. Siggers, Rouen17.7 
 5. Harris, Lille17.5 
 6. Labeyrie, Le Portel16.2 
 7. Davis, Le Portel15.6 
 8. Ingram, Antibes15.5 
 9. Mathis, Maurienne15.5 
 10. Bouldin, Clermont15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Chris DANIELS
  Chalons-Reims
  (200-F-82)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Daniels, Chalons-.10.2 
 2. Barber, Nantes10.1 
 3. Mathis, Maurienne9.9 
 4. Monroe, Boulogne9.1 
 5. Bing, Dijon9.1 
 6. Monds, Bourg8.6 
 7. Giles, Rouen8.3 
 8. Rouse, Charleville7.7 
 9. Sonko, Maurienne7.5 
 10. McClark, Charleville7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Philippe DA SILVA
  Evreux
  (192-G-79)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Da Silva, Evreux8.3 
 2. Rowland, Le Portel6.4 
 3. Downey, Nantes5.4 
 4. Patiejunas, Boulo.5.1 
 5. Williams, Le Portel5.0 
 6. Taylor, Rouen5.0 
 7. Akono, Nanterre4.8 
 8. Denave, St Vallier4.8 
 9. Craven, Dijon4.7 
 10. Mullins, Chalons-.4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Kyle SHILOH
  St Vallier
  (191-G-85)
  Avg: 3
 1. Shiloh, St Vallier3.0 
 2. Riley, Nanterre2.7 
 3. Doyne, Charleville2.6 
 4. Daniels, Chalons-.2.6 
 5. Hachad, Fos Ouest2.4 
 6. Sonko, Maurienne2.4 
 7. Stanley, Boulogne2.2 
 8. Craven, Dijon2.2 
 9. Patiejunas, Boulo.2.1 
 10. Darnauzan, Mauri.2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Sherman GAY
  Fos Ouest
  (201-F-82)
  Avg: 2
 1. Gay, Fos Ouest2.0 
 2. Jefferson, Quimper1.6 
 3. Monds, Bourg1.1 
 4. Barber, Nantes1.1 
 5. Adjiwanou, Boula.0.9 
 6. N''Diaye, Clermont0.9 
 7. Davis, Evreux0.8 
 8. Diakite, Chalons-.0.8 
 9. Taccoen, Lille0.8 
 10. Bouldin, Clermont0.7 


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Travis Walton (Ratiopharm Ulm) Pregame Thoughts To New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig Game January 29th - 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 before the game against The New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig January 30th.

How did you spend the Allstarbreak? What was your nicest experience in this time?


My break was great. Got to go to Italy to visit my old teammate and had a much needed break.

What will Ratiopharm Ulm have to do better in the second half of the season to reach the playoffs?


We just got to pick our play up as a team and individually.

What will you have to do better in the second half of the season with your game?


I just have to stay aggressive and continue to bring energy with the minutes I get.

What is your memory of the 74-62 loss in Braunschweig at the start of the season?


It was early in the year for both of us. We are both different teams.

Who was the most improved Ulm player in the first half of the season?


I dont know.

Braunschweig is a very well coached disciplined team. What will be key in winning in the Kuhberg halle?


We just have to bring energy and stay focused. Been off for two weeks so just bring alot of energy.

Do you think that the Superbowl game Packers-Steelers could be an exciting game or rather a one sided affair?


Yes it well be a tough game. Just like the first time they played. Im going for the Steelers to win the superbowl.

What was the last DVD movie that you saw?


Movie called This Christmas.

Thanks Travis for the chat.


Deandre Haynes (Gloria Giants Duesseldorf) Pregame Thoughts To Deutsche Bank Skyliners Game January 29th - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
DeAndre Haynes (187-G-84, college: Kent St.) is a 26 year old 187 cm guard from Detroit Michigan that is playing his second season in the BEKO BBL and first with The Gloria Giants Duesseldorf. He played at Kent from 2002-2005 and at Kent state from 2005-2006. In his senior year, he played 34 games averaging 13.0ppg, 2.7rpg, 3.9apg, 1.7spg, FGP: 43.7%, 3PT: 39.7%, FT: 78.6%. He won the MAC Tournament in 2006 and was player of the year in the MAC conference in 2006. He came to Europe as a rookie and played in Belgium for BBC Royal Atomia Brussels playing 23 games and averaging 4.0ppg, 1.3rpg, 1.1apg, 1.0spg. The next season, he stayed in Belgium and played for Okapi Aalstar playing 35 games averaging 9.4ppg, 1.5rpg, 2.6apg, 1.3spg, 2FGP: 52.0%, 3PT: 34.0%, FT: 74.0%. In 2008-2009, he played in Hungary for Kecskemeti Univer KSE playing 26 games averaging 13.6ppg, 4.0rpg, 3.4apg, 2.1spg, FGP: 61.1%, 3PT: 37.5%, FT: 70.9%. Last season, he played for the Paderborn Baskets playing 34 games: 11.1ppg, 2.9rpg, 2.0apg, FGP: 47.7%, 3PT: 36.8%, FT: 74.7%. He spoke to eurobasket before the game against The Deutsche Bank Skyliners January 30th.

How did you spend the Allstar break? What was your nicest experience?

We got one day off for the break, so I took my family to Amsterdam. My son really enjoyed the science center there.



Did Murat Didin have you guys in the gym each day?


We've been practicing since the game with Bamberg trying to get better. We really didn't have a break, so hopefully the hardwork pays off for us.

How difficult is it to find a team chemistry when there are always so many players coming and going?

It's been a tough year playing with so many changes, but whoever he brings in we have to try to figure out a way to stay in the league.

What are the Gloria Giants Duesseldorf have to do better in the second half of the season to stay in the BEKO BBL?


We need to limit our mistakes on the floor, play better defense, and find a rhythm where we can catch consecutive wins.

Duesseldorf scored only 43 points in the first game in Frankfurt. what do you remember from this game the most?

The first time we played them, the game was really played with a slow tempo. I remember the game being really close for 3 quarters then in the 4th they just pulled away.

How much has the team confidence risen as a whole since your home win against Bamberg?



I feel like our team goes into everygame with a lot of confidence and a will to win, so the Bamberg game just showed us that we can compete with everyone, and win big games.


How dependant are the Deutsche Bank Skyliners on Dashaun Wood? Teams have to pick let Wood score or playmake. Will a team be able to completely shut him down?


Dashaun Wood is everything to Frankfurt, he can create for himself and make everyone around him better. Well he has the ball in his hands 95% of the time, and everything goes through him, so if we can slow him down and contain everyone else we'll have a great chance of winning.


What will be key for Duesseldorf winning the game?

Slowing down Wood, and containing everyone else.



Are you happy with who is in the Superbowl this season?


GREEN AND YELLOW!


Thanks Dre for the chat




The Eisbaeren Bremerhaven Sign Tyrone Brazelton - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

In the preseason, it seemed like point guards were coming and going in Bremerhaven, the same way a pizza delivery man does in an apartment building filled with hungry basketball players wanting a good meal after a long strenious work out in 90 degree heat, but since the start of the season it was calm as the club was content with Americans Donald Copeland (177-G-84, college: Seton Hall) and Jermaine Thomas (186-G-84, agency: 540 Sports, college: La Salle), but Eisbaeren coach Doug Spradley has made another point guard change for the second half of the season bringing in American Tyrone Brazelton (185-G-86, college: W.Kentucky) and releasing American Jermaine Thomas (186-G-84, agency: 540 Sports, college: La Salle). Brazelton is a 24 year old 185cm guard from Norcross, Georgia. The Eisbaeren will be his first team this season as he had been recovering from a tough knee injury and last year he played in Poland for Asseco Prokom Gdynia (Poland-PLK): Polish League: 6 games: 7.3ppg, 2.2rpg, 2.7apg, FGP: 30.0%, 3PT: 47.1%, FT: 53.3%; Euroleague: 3 games: 4.7ppg, 1.0rpg, in Nov.'09 moved to Energa Czarni Slupsk (Poland-PLK, starting five): 21 games: 13.4ppg, 2.6rpg, Assists-5 (4.8apg), 1.1spg, FGP: 44.0%, 3PT: 30.4%, FT: 80.8%. 'Tyrone had a good tryout and has a lot of potential. Due to his quickness, he gives our game a whole new kind of component', stressed Eisbaeren Bremerhaven coach Douglas Spradley (agency: Limelight Hoops )

He played at W.Kentucky (NCAA) from 2006-2008. In his senior year, he played 36 games: 14.4ppg, 2.8rpg, 3.7apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 44.7%, 3Pts: 42.9%, FT: 67.3%. He started his professional basketball career in 2008-2009 for BK Ventspils (Latvia-LBL, starting five): LBL: 9 games: 10.6ppg, 3.4rpg, 3.8apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 38.2%, 3PT: 27.8%, FT: 71.9%, Baltic League (Elite Group): 11 games 13.2ppg 2.8rpg 2.7apg 1.2spg; EuroChallenge: 4 games: 16.3ppg, 2.5rpg, 2.3apg, 1.3spg, in Jan.'09 moved to Asseco Prokom Sopot (Poland-PLK): Polish League: 27 games: 4.9ppg, 2.0rpg, 1.9apg; Euroleague: 6 games: 3.7ppg, 1.5rpg, 1.7apg. Some awards and achievements in his short career so far have been All-NJCAA D1 1st Team -06, NJCAA D1 All-Star Game -06, Sun Belt East Division Regular Season Runner-Up -07, 08, Sun Belt Tournament Semifinals -07, All-Sun Belt 2nd Team -08, Sun Belt All-Tournament Team -08, Sun Belt Tournament Winner -08, NCAA Sweet 16 -08, Polish Cup Finalist -09, Polish League Regular Season Champion -09, and Polish League Champion -09.

Source: Eisbaeren Bremerhaven




Kevin Hamilton (New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig) We Have To Become A Much Better Defensive Team - 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 before the game against Ratiopharm Ulm January 29th

How did you spend the Allstar break. What was your nicest experience in your time off?

My family and I went to Rome, so we had a bunch of nice experiences.

What was your nicest memory on the court from the first half of the season?


I would say the nicest memory on the court was winning our last game going into the break lol.

What will The New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig have to do better in the second half of the season to end up in the BEKO BBL playoffs?

We have to become a much better defensive team.

What do you want to improve in your game in the second half of the season?

I need to score more and be a lot more aggressive on both ends of the floor.

What is your memory of the 74-62 win against Ratiopharm Ulm at the start of the season.

I remember it being pretty close and Brandon and Jason having good games.

Ratiopharm Ulm is not the strongest on the defensive side.On what will Braunschweig have to be most alert about on defense?



We have to stop there inside guys and contest their shooters.

Will you be watching the Superbowl Packers-Steelers? Do you think that it could be exciting or more a one sided affair?

I am definitely going to watch it. Its on my brothers birthday and it is going to be a close game for sure.

What was the last DVD movie that you saw?

The Tourist.

Thanks Kev for the chat.



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Panionios agree on terms of contract with Jermaine Anderson - by Eurobasket News
Panionios is close to signing Jermaine Anderson (188-G-83, college: Fordham). He is expected to replace Keith McLeod (190-G-79, college: Bowling Green) on the roster. Jermaine Anderson tipped off the season in Russia. He tallied 4.5 points and 2.0 boards per EuroChallenge game for Triumph. In PBL his stats read 10.0 points, 3.6 boards and 1.9 assists per game. The 27-year-old guard played for Canada at the 2010 World Championship. The player tallied 8.4 points, 3.0 assists, 2.2 boards and 1.6 steals per appearance in Turkey. Last season Jermaine Anderson played for Cedevita in Croatia. He had solid stats for the Croatian side notching 9.5 points, 3.5 boards and 3.3 assists per game in A1 League. He received Eurobasket.com All-Croatian A1 League Honorable Mention after the season.


Panionios adds Panteliadis - by Chris Mammides
Panionios ON Telecoms Athens after the official announcement of Anderson is now announcing the Greek experience player Spiros Panteliadis (191-G-77). Panteliadis was a free agent since he never renewed his contract with VAP Kolossos Rodou where he spent the last seazon under Coach Giannis Sferopoulos . Spiros Panteliadis will add experience, and his organisational skills to the young and not so experience team of Coach Giorgos Bartzokas . At the same time the points guard position is strengthening quite a lot as after the Jermaine Anderson (185-G-83) who replaced earlier McKleod, and Marios Batis (188-G-80) now a third point guard is arriving to the team and maked the position of the point guard stronger than ever.

Kommatos is staying in Marousi! - by Chris Mammides
Accrding to the latest news from the official Press officer of Marousi BC, the Greek experienced forward Nestor Kommatos (203-F-77) is not to transfer in the Turkish team of Mersin Buyuksehir Belediyesi. The Turkish site offered him a really very good contract but Nestor Kommatos prefers to remain with the amazing team of Marousi BCsi (Currently third behind Panathinaikos and Olympiakos) as he is the major element of the team together with Yannis Gagaloudis (191-G-78). This seazon's team of Marousi BCi is really unpredictable as his record, the record of Coach Vangelis Alexandris is historically unique froma team that actually gathered 'its' peaces 24 hours before the official start of the league and with not even a weeks training!

Div.B Standing
B Standings
 1. Ermis Perama 12-2 
 2. OFI 11-2 
 3. Anagennisi 11-3 
 4. MENT 10-4 
 5. Nea Kifisia 10-4 
 6. Stratoni 9-5 
 7. Doxa Lefkadas 8-5 
 8. Aias Evosmou 7-7 
 9. Aiolos Trik. 6-8 
 10. Egaleo 6-8 
 11. Diagoras 5-9 
 12. Apollon KL 4-10 
 13. Doukas 4-10 
 14. M.Alexandros 4-10 
 15. Filippos Veroias 3-11 


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Stats Leaders - Eredivisie
Points Per Game
 Glenn STOKES
  BS Weert
  (170-G-76)
  Avg: 18
 1. Stokes, BS Weert18.0 
 2. Boxley, ZZ Leiden16.4 
 3. Kimbrough, Giants16.3 
 4. Borha, Landstede15.9 
 5. Laing, Magixx15.8 
 6. Brown, DeFriesland15.0 
 7. McGhee, ZZ Leiden14.9 
 8. Blue, Giants14.9 
 9. Hilliman, Rotterdam14.8 
 10. Tiedeman, Giants14.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Patrick HILLIMAN
  Rotterdam
  (206-F/C-82)
  Avg: 9.8
 1. Hilliman, Rotterdam9.8 
 2. Haryasz, GasTerra9.7 
 3. Sihota, Rotterdam9.5 
 4. McDermott, Magixx9.5 
 5. Griffin, Giants8.8 
 6. de Randamie, ABC8.7 
 7. Ellis, GasTerra8.6 
 8. Sanchez, DeFriesl.8.5 
 9. Hamm, BS Weert8.3 
 10. McGhee, ZZ Leiden7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Frank TURNER
  Eiffel Towers
  (178-G-88)
  Avg: 5
 1. Turner, Eiffel T.5.0 
 2. Bauscher, GasTerra4.7 
 3. Bostain, GasTerra4.1 
 4. Stokes, BS Weert4.1 
 5. Kimbrough, Giants3.8 
 6. Williams, DeFriesland3.7 
 7. Marshall, Lands.3.6 
 8. Slagter, ZZ Leiden3.5 
 9. Mladenovic, Rotte.3.3 
 10. Jansen, Eiffel T.3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Frank TURNER
  Eiffel Towers
  (178-G-88)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Turner, Eiffel T.2.8 
 2. McDermott, Magixx2.3 
 3. Taylor, Magixx2.3 
 4. Dourisseau, GasTe.2.3 
 5. Jackson, ZZ Leiden2.3 
 6. McGhee, ZZ Leiden2.2 
 7. McDowell, BS Weert2.1 
 8. Marshall, Lands.2.1 
 9. Bostain, GasTerra2.1 
 10. Williams, DeFriesland2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Marcel AARTS
  Eiffel Towers
  (213-C-83)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Aarts, Eiffel T.1.6 
 2. Hairston, BS Weert1.4 
 3. Bekkering, ZZ Le.1.1 
 4. Blue, Giants1.1 
 5. Hilliman, Rotterdam1.0 
 6. Smith, Eiffel Towers0.8 
 7. Mullery, Landstede0.8 
 8. Hamm, BS Weert0.8 
 9. Haryasz, GasTerra0.8 
 10. Strong, Landstede0.8 


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  HUNGARY   


Mays signed, Ukeagu on tryout in Salgotarjan - by Tamas Deri
The american combo guard De'Andre Mays (188-G-87, college: Youngstown St.) left the team of Pecs after his tryout and just landed in Salgotarjan, where he signed for the rest of the season. The management of the team is still fighting to keep the team in the first division and for this reason they decided to get the 188 cm tall american rookie on the roster. Him and Chris Rodgers (193-G-84, college: Arizona) might be able to help a lot the team of head coach Nandor Kovacs and showed already their skills in games.
Rodgers scored 13 points, had 7 assists, 6 rebounds and 5 steals in the very close game against Nyiregyhaza on the 15th of January and added also 19 points some days later in the 1/8 finals of the Hungarian Cup.
Mays did not play any official game with the team yet, but had a great evening yesterday scoring 30 points against Honved Budapest in a practice game.

The team is also testing the american-nigerian big man Ezenwa Ukeagu (203-C/F-81, college: Washington St.) already, who scored 19 points last night. The 203 cm tall and 120 kg heavy inside player graduated on the Washington State University in 2004 and has been playing several seasons in Europe so far. He played 3 seasons in a row for Duesseldorf in the 2nd division of Germany - in his best year he averaged 14.0 points and 12.5 rebounds per game - before moving to France playing in the Pro B. He played also shortly in Switzerland but got back to France, where he played 34 games for Saint Vallier in the Pro B last season. He started this season with Karlsruhe in the German Pro A but moved to France again for month to replace an injured player.


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  ICELAND   


Stats Leaders (Men)
Points Per Game
 Lazar TRIFUNOVIC
  Keflavik
  (203-F-87)
  Avg: 25
 1. Trifunovic, Keflavik25.0 
 2. Inge, Haukar22.5 
 3. Smith, Njardvik21.7 
 4. Smith, Grindavik21.6 
 5. Biedler, IR21.3 
 6. Dabney, Hamar21.1 
 7. Robinson, Haukar20.9 
 8. Amoroso, Snaefell20.7 
 9. Fain, Tindastoll20.7 
 10. Shouse, Stjarnan20.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Gerald ROBINSON
  Haukar
  (204-F-84)
  Avg: 14.6
 1. Robinson, Haukar14.6 
 2. Biedler, IR12.4 
 3. Ermolinskij, KR12.3 
 4. Trifunovic, Keflavik11.1 
 5. Pettinella, Grindavik11.0 
 6. Fain, Tindastoll10.4 
 7. Amoroso, Snaefell10.3 
 8. Stywall, Fjolnir9.8 
 9. Jonsson, Snaefell9.4 
 10. Smith, Njardvik8.3 
Assists Per Game
 Aegir STEINARSSON
  Fjolnir
  (182-G-91)
  Avg: 9
 1. Steinarsson, Fjolnir9.0 
 2. Ermolinskij, KR8.8 
 3. Vilhjalmsson, Kefla.7.9 
 4. Smith, Grindavik7.0 
 5. Burton, Snaefell6.3 
 6. Haraldsson, Haukar5.6 
 7. Cunningham, Tinda.5.5 
 8. Shouse, Stjarnan5.2 
 9. Inge, Haukar5.1 
 10. Schoen, KFI5.1 
Steals Per Game
 Hayward FAIN
  Tindastoll
  (196-F-)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Fain, Tindastoll3.6 
 2. Inge, Haukar3.3 
 3. Schoen, KFI3.1 
 4. Dabney, Hamar2.9 
 5. Biedler, IR2.7 
 6. Rivers, Tindastoll2.6 
 7. Kitanovic, Tindastoll2.5 
 8. Sigurgeirsso., Snaef.2.4 
 9. Vilhjalmsson, Kefla.2.4 
 10. Cunningham, Tinda.2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Christopher SMITH
  Njardvik
  (198-F-82)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Smith, Njardvik3.1 
 2. Nathanaelsso., Ham.2.4 
 3. Fain, Tindastoll1.9 
 4. Biedler, IR1.9 
 5. Pettinella, Grindavik1.7 
 6. Savarsson, Grind.1.6 
 7. Aorsteinsson, Kefla.1.4 
 8. Hafsteinsson, Fjolnir1.4 
 9. Helgason, Stjarnan1.1 
 10. Inge, Haukar1.1 


Standings - Iceland Express League
Express L. Standings
 1. Snaefell 12-2 
 2. Grindavik 12-3 
 3. Keflavik 10-4 
 4. KR 10-4 
 5. Haukar 7-8 
 6. Tindastoll 7-8 
 7. Stjarnan 7-8 
 8. Fjolnir 5-9 
 9. Hamar 5-9 
 10. IR 5-10 
 11. Njardvik 5-10 
 12. KFI 2-12 


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  ISRAEL   


Standings - BSL
Premier League Standings
 1. Maccabi T-A 14-1 
 2. Hapoel J-M 10-5 
 3. Bnei Hasharon 9-6 
 4. Maccabi Ashdod 8-7 
 5. Galil Gilboa 8-7 
 6. Maccabi Rishon 7-7 
 7. Hapoel Holon 6-9 
 8. Elitzur Netanya 5-10 
 9. Ironi Ashkelon 4-11 
 10. Maccabi Haifa 3-11 


Standings - National League
National League Standings
 1. Hapoel T-A 15-1 
 2. Maccabi HBK 12-4 
 3. Beer Yaakov 10-6 
 4. Elitzur Yavne 10-6 
 5. Hapoel Tivon 9-7 
 6. Megido/Yokneam 9-7 
 7. Kohav Yair 8-8 
 8. Ironi Ramat Gan 8-8 
 9. Hapoel Afula 8-8 
 10. Lev Hasharon 7-9 
 11. Elitzur Ramla 5-11 
 12. Hod Hasharon 5-11 
 13. Hapoel Beeri 4-12 
 14. Ironi Nahariya 2-14 


Stats Leaders - National League
Points Per Game
 Brian ASBURY
  Hapoel T-A
  (200-F-85)
  Avg: 26.9
 1. Asbury, Hapoel T-A26.9 
 2. Hall, Beer Yaakov24.8 
 3. Miller, Megido/Y.23.7 
 4. Gomez, Beer Yaakov23.3 
 5. Clemente, Megido.22.8 
 6. Webb, Hapoel Tivon22.7 
 7. Tramiel, Kohav Yair21.7 
 8. Young, Hod Hasharon20.9 
 9. Timberlake, Elitzu.20.3 
 10. Brown, Maccabi HBK20.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jason JOHNSON
  Ironi Nahariya
  (203-F-86)
  Avg: 12.6
 1. Johnson, Ironi N.12.6 
 2. Strong, Hapoel T.11.2 
 3. Rosefelt, Ironi R.10.9 
 4. Brandy, Hod H.10.8 
 5. Clemente, Megido.10.1 
 6. Ibrahim, Kohav Y.9.5 
 7. Hardin, Elitzur Yavne9.4 
 8. McFarlin, Lev H.9.0 
 9. Webb, Hapoel Tivon9.0 
 10. Tramiel, Kohav Yair8.7 
Assists Per Game
 Yoad BET-YOSEF
  Beer Yaakov
  (182-G-87)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Bet-Yosef, Beer Y.7.4 
 2. Lahat, Hapoel T-A7.0 
 3. Farhi, Beer Yaakov6.5 
 4. Eliyahu, Hapoel Afula6.4 
 5. Dobie, Lev Hasharon5.4 
 6. Housman, Hapoel T.5.2 
 7. Timor, Hapoel Tivon4.8 
 8. Harush, Kohav Yair4.8 
 9. Berkowitz, Elitzu.4.6 
 10. Hofman, Elitzur .4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Nate MILLER
  Megido/Yokneam
  (193-F-87)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Miller, Megido/Y.3.1 
 2. Eliyahu, Hapoel Afula2.8 
 3. Delaney, Maccabi .2.4 
 4. Naor, Hapoel T-A2.3 
 5. Webb, Hapoel Tivon2.2 
 6. Stevens, Hapoel T.2.2 
 7. Bet-Yosef, Beer Y.2.1 
 8. Harush, Kohav Yair2.1 
 9. Shaashoua, Hapoel T.2.0 
 10. Housman, Hapoel T.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Ben STRONG
  Hapoel Tivon
  (211-C-86)
  Avg: 3
 1. Strong, Hapoel T.3.0 
 2. Webb, Hapoel Tivon2.2 
 3. Rosefelt, Ironi R.1.9 
 4. Aidan, Hapoel Beeri1.9 
 5. Utter, Hapoel T-A1.8 
 6. Hugee, Hapoel Afula1.6 
 7. Hardin, Elitzur Yavne1.4 
 8. Ibrahim, Kohav Y.1.3 
 9. Markson, Hapoel A.1.3 
 10. Johnson, Ironi N.1.3 


Maccabi Ashdod add Dalron Johnson - by Eurobasket News
Maccabi Ashdod are strengthening their roster. They have agreed on terms of contract with Dalron Johnson (206-F-81, college: UNLV). The 29-year-old forward started the season in Turkey. He averaged 7.3 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game for Erdemir. Dalron Johnson is not new to Israel. Last season he played for Maccabi Rishon Le-Zion. His stats read 12.2 points, 6.4 boards and 1.9 assists per game in Premier League.


Bnei Hasharon release Maceo Baston - by Eurobasket News
Bnei Hasharon split ways with Maceo Baston (206-F-75, agency: Priority Sports, college: Michigan). The 35-year-old forward joined the team back in November. He appeared in seven games averaging 3.1 points and 3.0 rebounds. Maceo Baston started the season in Spain. The forward posted 4.0 points and 1.5 boards per game for Obradoiro in LEB Gold. The former CBA Defensive Player of the Year and three-time Israeli Premier League champion is now free agent.


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  JAPAN   


Standings - BJ League
BJ Standings
Eastern
 1. Hamamatsu P. 24-2 
 2. Sendai 89ers 15-9 
 3. Niigata Albirex 13-11 
 4. Tokyo Apache 12-10 
 5. Saitama Bron. 11-15 
 6. Akita 9-17 
 7. Toyama Grouses 7-17 
Western
 1. Osaka Evessa 17-9 
 2. Fukuoka Rizing 17-13 
 3. Shiga Lakestars 16-10 
 4. Okinawa GK 15-11 
 5. Kyoto Hannaryz 13-13 
 6. Oita H.Devils 12-16 
 7. Shimane 11-15 
 8. Miyazaki 7-19 
 9. Takamatsu FA 7-19 


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  KUWAIT   


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


D1 Round 6: Al Arabi is defeated by Al Kuwait in a derby game - by Eurobasket News
The most interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Kuwait City: Al Kuwait (#1) and Al Arabi (#6). Al Kuwait (6-0) smashed visiting Al Arabi (0-6) by 27 points 76-49. Undefeated Al Kuwait have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 6-0 record. Al Arabi at the other side still closes the standings with six games lost. Al Kuwait are looking forward to face Al Jahraa (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Al Arabi will play against Al Sahel in Abu Halifa and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Very significant was Al Qadsia's (#2, 5-1) victory against one of their biggest challengers Al Jahraa (3-3) 88-79. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Al Jahraa. Al Qadsia maintains second position with 5-1 record behind leader Al Kuwait. Al Jahraa at the other side keeps the third place with three games lost. Al Qadsia's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Kuwait City Kazma.

In the last game of round 6 Kazma won against Al Sahel on the opponent's court 62-52.


Al Sahel - Kazma 52-62

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams in Abu Halifa where one of their biggest challengers Al Sahel (2-4) was defeated by fifth ranked Kazma (2-4) 62-52. Kazma moved-up to fourth place, which they share with defeated Al Sahel. Al Sahel lost fourth consecutive game. Kazma's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Kuwait City to the arena Al Qadsia.
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Al Jahraa - Al Qadsia 79-88

Very significant was Al Qadsia's (#2, 5-1) victory against one of their biggest challengers Al Jahraa (3-3) 88-79. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Al Jahraa. Al Qadsia maintains second position with 5-1 record behind leader Al Kuwait. Al Jahraa at the other side keeps the third place with three games lost. Al Qadsia's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Kuwait City Kazma.
gschID: 120844


Al Kuwait - Al Arabi 76-49

The most interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Kuwait City: Al Kuwait (#1) and Al Arabi (#6). Al Kuwait (6-0) smashed visiting Al Arabi (0-6) by 27 points 76-49. Al Kuwait have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 6-0 record. Al Arabi at the other side still closes the standings with six games lost. Al Kuwait are looking forward to face Al Jahraa (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Al Arabi will play against Al Sahel in Abu Halifa and hopes to get finally their first victory.
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  LATVIA   


LBL Standing
LBL Standings
 1. Ventspils 12-1 
 2. Liepaja 12-5 
 3. VEF Riga jrs 10-5 
 4. Barons 9-7 
 5. Valmiera 7-7 
 6. Zemgale 6-9 
 7. Turiba 3-13 
 8. LU 2-14 
Play in international cups:
 1. VEF Riga


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Mareks JUREVICUS
  Tezenis Verona
  (198-G/F-85)
  Avg: 22.1
 1. Jurevicus, Liepaja22.1 
 2. Laksa, VEF Riga jrs17.2 
 3. Willjam, Barons17.0 
 4. Wilson, Zemgale16.1 
 5. Lowe, Barons16.0 
 6. Bertans, VEF R.15.8 
 7. Cipruss, Valmiera15.6 
 8. Bergmanis, Zemgale15.4 
 9. Mitchell, Liepaja15.3 
 10. Nelyubov, VEF R.15.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kaspars CIPRUSS
  Avila
  (210-C-82)
  Avg: 10.4
 1. Cipruss, Valmiera10.4 
 2. Mednis, Turiba8.3 
 3. Stimac, Ventspils7.7 
 4. Berzins, VEF R.7.5 
 5. Aleksejevs, Liepaja7.4 
 6. Wilson, Zemgale7.2 
 7. Selakovs, VEF R.6.8 
 8. Rozitis, Zemgale6.6 
 9. Nelyubov, VEF R.6.5 
 10. Piternieks, LU6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Sandis BUSKEVICS
  Ventspils
  (190-G-77)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Buskevics, Ventspils7.8 
 2. Bertans, VEF R.4.9 
 3. Jurevicus, Liepaja4.9 
 4. Strelnieks, Ventspils4.7 
 5. Willjam, Barons4.0 
 6. Gabrans, Valmiera4.0 
 7. Mason, Ventspils4.0 
 8. Bergmanis, Zemgale3.8 
 9. Gailitis, VEF R.3.8 
 10. Sirsnins, Barons3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Mareks JUREVICUS
  Tezenis Verona
  (198-G/F-85)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Jurevicus, Liepaja2.6 
 2. Buskevics, Ventspils2.6 
 3. Lowe, Barons2.4 
 4. Jahovics, VEF R.2.1 
 5. Mitchell, Liepaja2.1 
 6. Gailitis, VEF R.2.1 
 7. Cavars, Barons2.0 
 8. Strelnieks, Ventspils2.0 
 9. Bertans, VEF R.1.9 
 10. Slisans, LU1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Kaspars BERZINS
  VEF Riga
  (213-F/C-85)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Berzins, VEF R.3.3 
 2. Rozitis, Zemgale2.1 
 3. Cipruss, Valmiera1.6 
 4. Beard, Liepaja1.2 
 5. Mejeris, Liepaja1.2 
 6. Bertans, Barons1.0 
 7. Meiers, Liepaja1.0 
 8. Skirmants, Barons1.0 
 9. Brunins, Zemgale0.9 
 10. Blaus, Ventspils0.8 


LBL Round 16: VEF Riga junior beats Latvijas Universitate - by Eurobasket News
The most interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Riga: VEF Riga junior (#3) and Latvijas Universitate (#8). VEF Riga junior (10-5) smashed visiting Latvijas Universitate (2-14) by 18 points 88-70. The game was mostly controlled by VEF Riga junior. Latvijas Universitate managed to win second period 21-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. VEF Riga junior made 22-of-27 free shots (81.5 percent) during the game. VEF Riga junior outrebounded Latvijas Universitate 40-29 including 28 on the defensive glass. Forward Martins Laksa (200-90) fired 23 points for the winners. International swingman Dairis Bertans (192-89) chipped in 18 points and 4 assists (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Forward Arturs Duselis (200-89) produced 16 points and 7 rebounds for lost side. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. VEF Riga junior have a solid three-game winning streak. Newly promoted VEF Riga junior maintains third position with 10-5 record having just 0 points less than leader Ventspils. Latvijas Universitate at the other side, also newcomer in the league, stay at the bottom place with 14 games lost. VEF Riga junior are looking forward to face league's leader Ventspils at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Latvijas Universitate will play against the league's second-placed Liepaja (#2) and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
Very important is a home loss of second ranked Liepaja (12-5) against fourth ranked Barons (9-7) on Tuesday night. Host Liepaja was defeated by Barons in a tough game in Liepaja 77-82. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Derek Willjam (185-85, college: SMU) who helped to win the game recording 21 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists. Aigars Vitols contributed with 17 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Barons' coach Uvis Helmanis allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. The former international guard Raimonds Vaikulis (191-80) replied with 17 points and 6 rebounds (made all of his eight free throws) for Liepaja. Barons have a solid four-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains fourth position with 9-7 record. Liepaja at the other side keeps the second place with five games lost. Barons will play against Turiba (#7) on the road in the next round. Liepaja will play against Latvijas Universitate (#8) in Riga and hopes to get back on the winning track.
The game in Jelgava supposed to be also quite interesting. Second ranked Liepaja (12-5) played at the court of 6th ranked Zemgale (6-9). Liepaja smashed Zemgale 86-60 on Friday. Worth to mention a great performance of Pierce Caldwell who helped to win the game recording 32 points and 7 rebounds. At the losing side Salvis Metra responded with 14 points. Zemgale's coach Varis Krumins gave up on the game allowing to play eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Liepaja maintains second position with 12-5 record having just -4 points less than leader Ventspils. Zemgale lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with nine games lost. Liepaja will meet bottom-ranked Latvijas Universitate (#8) in the next round where they are favorite. Zemgale will have a break next round.

In the last game of round 16 Zemgale was defeated by Valmiera in a road game 67-52.


Zemgale - Liepaja 60-86

The game in Jelgava supposed to be also quite interesting. Second ranked Liepaja (12-5) played at the court of 6th ranked Zemgale (6-9). Liepaja smashed Zemgale 86-60 on Friday. The game without a history. Liepaja led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Pierce Caldwell (191-88, college: Incarnate World) who helped to win the game recording 32 points and 7 rebounds and center Martins Meiers (202-91) who added 14 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. Caldwell is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. At the losing side swingman Salvis Metra (194-84) responded with 14 points and the former international guard Ilmars Bergmanis (184-81) scored 12 points. Four Zemgale players scored in double figures. Zemgale's coach Varis Krumins gave up on the game allowing to play eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Liepaja maintains second position with 12-5 record having just -4 points less than leader Ventspils. Zemgale lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with nine games lost. Liepaja will meet bottom-ranked Latvijas Universitate (#8) in the next round where they are favorite. Zemgale will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Liepaja: P.Caldwell 32+7reb+1ast, M.Meiers 14+5reb, A.Ate 9+2reb+2ast, M.Mejeris 8+9reb+2ast, K.Miglinieks 6+1reb+1ast, J.Kosuskins 5+4reb+2ast
Zemgale: S.Metra 14+4reb+2ast, E.Krumins 13+4reb, I.Bergmanis 12+2reb+3ast, A.Brunins 11+1reb, J.Rozitis 6+3reb, A.Senkans 2+2reb+1ast
gschID: 119735


Valmiera - Zemgale 67-52

There was a minor upset when 6th ranked Zemgale (6-9) was defeated on the road by sixth ranked Valmiera (7-7) 67-52 on Tuesday. The game was mostly controlled by Valmiera. Zemgale managed to win second period 17-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 19-of-21 free shots (90.5 percent) during the game. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international power forward Pavels Veselovs (207-83, agency: Interperformances) who helped to win the game recording 20 points and 7 rebounds (made all of his nine free throws !!!) and Lithuanian forward Arturas Valeika (206-85, college: Midland CC) who added 13 points and 11 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side swingman Edgars Krumins (194-86) responded with 15 points and 5 rebounds and the former international guard Ilmars Bergmanis (184-81) scored 10 points and 6 assists. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Valmiera moved-up to fifth place. Zemgale lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the sixth position with nine games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Valmiera: P.Veselovs 20+7reb+3ast, A.Valeika 13+11reb, R.Gabrans 12+3reb+4ast, J.Kaufmanis 9+5reb, J.Andzejevskis 8+3reb, K.Ansons 5+2reb
Zemgale: E.Krumins 15+5reb+1ast, I.Bergmanis 10+4reb+6ast, A.Brunins 9+3reb, J.Bambis 6+3reb, A.Senkans 5+3reb, S.Metra 4+4reb+1ast
gschID: 119732


VEF Riga jrs - LU 88-70

The most interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Riga: VEF Riga junior (#3) and Latvijas Universitate (#8). VEF Riga junior (10-5) smashed visiting Latvijas Universitate (2-14) by 18 points 88-70. The game was mostly controlled by VEF Riga junior. Latvijas Universitate managed to win second period 21-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. VEF Riga junior made 22-of-27 free shots (81.5 percent) during the game. VEF Riga junior outrebounded Latvijas Universitate 40-29 including 28 on the defensive glass. Forward Martins Laksa (200-90) fired 23 points for the winners. International swingman Dairis Bertans (192-89) chipped in 18 points and 4 assists (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Four VEF Riga junior players scored in double figures. Forward Arturs Duselis (200-89) produced 16 points and 7 rebounds and forward Harijs Rubenis (199-91) added 16 points and 6 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. VEF Riga junior have a solid three-game winning streak. Newly promoted VEF Riga junior maintains third position with 10-5 record having just 0 points less than leader Ventspils. Latvijas Universitate at the other side, also newcomer in the league, stay at the bottom place with 14 games lost. VEF Riga junior are looking forward to face league's leader Ventspils at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Latvijas Universitate will play against the league's second-placed Liepaja (#2) and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
VEF Riga jrs: M.Laksa 23+4reb+2ast, D.Bertans 18+4reb+4ast, I.Nelyubov 13+7reb+1ast, G.Jahovics 11+8reb+4ast, A.Selakovs 9+10reb+2ast, M.Gulbis 5+3ast
LU: H.Rubenis 16+6reb+1ast, A.Duselis 16+7reb+1ast, R.Rozitis 11+2reb+1ast, K.Piternieks 8+6reb+3ast, M.Dargis 5+2reb+1ast, K.Brigmanis 5+1ast
gschID: 119733


Liepaja - Barons 77-82

Very important is a home loss of second ranked Liepaja (12-5) against fourth ranked Barons (9-7) on Tuesday night. Host Liepaja was defeated by Barons in a tough game in Liepaja 77-82. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 17-13. But Liepaja won second period 25-23. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Derek Willjam (185-85, college: SMU) who helped to win the game recording 21 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists. The former international guard Aigars Vitols (192-76, agency: Stanley International) contributed with 17 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Barons' coach Uvis Helmanis allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. The former international guard Raimonds Vaikulis (191-80) replied with 17 points and 6 rebounds (made all of his eight free throws) and American guard Ashton Mitchell (180-88, college: Sam Houston St.) added 15 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists in the effort for Liepaja. Barons have a solid four-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains fourth position with 9-7 record. Liepaja at the other side keeps the second place with five games lost. Barons will play against Turiba (#7) on the road in the next round. Liepaja will play against Latvijas Universitate (#8) in Riga and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Barons: D.Willjam 21+8reb+7ast, A.Vitols 17+5reb+3ast, A.Cavars 14+8reb, A.Butjankovs 9+7reb, M.Skirmants 8+3reb, K.Pishchalnikov 6+4reb+2ast
Liepaja: R.Vaikulis 17+6reb+3ast, A.Mitchell 15+5reb+6ast, P.Caldwell 14+1reb+1ast, M.Mejeris 9+11reb+1ast, J.Aleksejevs 8+9reb, M.Kravcenko 8+3reb+2ast
gschID: 119734




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  LEBANON   


Sagesse beat Anibal in the clash of two teams from Lebanon - by Eurobasket News
Sagesse beat Anibal in the clash of two teams from Lebanon at the Quarterfinals of the Dubai International Basketball Championship 2011. The favorites clinched a 93:71 win to advance to the Semifinals. Both teams nailed 17 points in the opening period and then Sagesse erupted with 35-20 in the second frame. In the Semifinal game Sagesse will face El Ettehad El Sakandary from Egypt.


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  LIBYA   


D1 Round 9: Shabab beats Madina in a derby game - by Eurobasket News
The most exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Tripoli: Shabab (#8) and Madina (#6). Madina was defeated at home 68-74 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. Shabab (3-5) moved-up to sixth place. Madina at the other side dropped to the seventh position with six games lost. They share it with Hilal. Another exciting game was again a derby between two teams from Benghazi: Ahli Benghazi (#1) and Hilal (#7). Hilal was defeated at home 67-75 and even the fact of playing on their own court did not help. Ahli Benghazi maintains first place with 7-1 record, which they share with Ahli Tripoli. Hilal lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with six games lost. They share it with Madina.
The game in Almarj supposed to be also quite interesting. Second ranked Ahli Tripoli (7-1) played at the court of 5th ranked Morog (4-5). Ahli Tripoli smashed Morog 84-53 on Thursday. Ahli Tripoli have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Ahli Benghazi. Loser Morog keeps the fifth place with five games lost.
Another exciting game was again a derby match of two teams from Tripoli: Ittihad (#4) and Yarmook (#9). Yarmook was defeated at home 68-83 and even the fact of playing on their own court did not help. Ittihad have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Nasr. Yarmook lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the ninth position with seven games lost.

In the last game of round 9 Nasr defeated Jazeera in Benghazi 72-62.


Jazeera - Nasr 62-72

There was no surprise in Zwara where 10th ranked Jazeera (1-8) was defeated by third ranked Nasr (7-2) 72-62. Nasr maintains third place with 7-2 record having just -1 point less than leader Ahli Benghazi, which they share with Ittihad. Jazeera lost fourth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with eight games lost.
gschID: 116403


Yarmook - Ittihad 68-83

Another exciting game was again a derby match of two teams from Tripoli: Ittihad (#4) and Yarmook (#9). Yarmook was defeated at home 68-83 and even the fact of playing on their own court did not help. Ittihad have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Nasr. Yarmook lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the ninth position with seven games lost.
gschID: 116404


Madina - Shabab 68-74

The most exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Tripoli: Shabab (#8) and Madina (#6). Madina was defeated at home 68-74 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. Shabab (3-5) moved-up to sixth place. Madina at the other side dropped to the seventh position with six games lost. They share it with Hilal.
gschID: 116405


Morog - Ahli Tripoli 53-84

The game in Almarj supposed to be also quite interesting. Second ranked Ahli Tripoli (7-1) played at the court of 5th ranked Morog (4-5). Ahli Tripoli smashed Morog 84-53 on Thursday. Ahli Tripoli have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Ahli Benghazi. Loser Morog keeps the fifth place with five games lost.

Hilal - Ahli Benghazi 67-75

Another exciting game was again a derby between two teams from Benghazi: Ahli Benghazi (#1) and Hilal (#7). Hilal was defeated at home 67-75 and even the fact of playing on their own court did not help. Ahli Benghazi maintains first place with 7-1 record, which they share with Ahli Tripoli. Hilal lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with six games lost. They share it with Madina.
gschID: 116402




Standings
D1 Standings
 1. Ahli Benghazi 8-1 
 2. Ittihad 7-2 
 3. Nasr 7-2 
 4. Ahli Tripoli 7-2 
 5. Shabab 4-5 
 6. Morog 4-5 
 7. Madina 3-6 
 8. Hilal 3-6 
 9. Jazeera 1-8 
 10. Yarmook 1-8 


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  LITHUANIA   


Standings - NKL
NKL Standings
 1. Pieno Zvaigzdes 26-1 
 2. Radviliskis 19-8 
 3. Meresta 19-8 
 4. Mazeikiai 18-10 
 5. LKKA-Atletas 17-9 
 6. Zalgiris-Sabonio 17-10 
 7. Nafta Universitetas 15-12 
 8. Perlas-MRU 13-14 
 9. Silute 11-16 
 10. Triobet Malsta 11-16 
 11. Delikatesas 8-19 
 12. Erelita 7-19 
 13. ABRO-Univ. 7-20 
 14. Akademija 7-20 
 15. Puntukas 7-20 


Stats Leaders - LKL
Points Per Game
 Aurimas KIEZA
  Juventus
  (202-F-82)
  Avg: 18.2
 1. Kieza, Juventus18.2 
 2. Alijevas, Nevezis16.8 
 3. Dilys, Naglis-Adakris16.4 
 4. Viskontas, Perlas15.9 
 5. Juskevicius, Rudupis15.7 
 6. Ruikis, Neptunas15.6 
 7. Dimsa, Nevezis15.6 
 8. Volkus, Techasas14.9 
 9. Kazevicius, Alytus A.14.7 
 10. Mikalauskas, Naglis.14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aurimas KIEZA
  Juventus
  (202-F-82)
  Avg: 11.4
 1. Kieza, Juventus11.4 
 2. Sarakauskas, Siauliai9.8 
 3. Valanciunas, Lietuv.8.1 
 4. Dimsa, Nevezis7.5 
 5. Zelionis, Rudupis7.5 
 6. Matulis, Sakalai7.2 
 7. Klimavicius, Zalgiris7.1 
 8. Jankunas, Zalgiris6.9 
 9. Valukonis, Techasas6.7 
 10. Silinskis, Techasas6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Rolandas ALIJEVAS
  Nevezis
  (192-G-85)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Alijevas, Nevezis6.5 
 2. Rinkevicius, Techasas5.9 
 3. Broadus, Siauliai5.8 
 4. Juskevicius, Rudupis5.6 
 5. Collins, Zalgiris4.8 
 6. El-Amin, Lietuvos.4.6 
 7. Janavicius, Siauliai4.4 
 8. Viskontas, Perlas4.2 
 9. Dainys, Rudupis4.0 
 10. Kalnietis, Zalgiris3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Tomas RINKEVICIUS
  Techasas
  (178-G-78)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Rinkevicius, Techasas2.2 
 2. Razutis, Naglis-A.2.0 
 3. Ruikis, Neptunas2.0 
 4. Vasylius, Neptunas2.0 
 5. Alijevas, Nevezis1.9 
 6. Juskevicius, Rudupis1.8 
 7. Viskontas, Perlas1.8 
 8. Lowe, Naglis-Adakris1.8 
 9. Valukonis, Techasas1.8 
 10. Jasikevicius, Aiscai K.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Darius SILINSKIS
  Techasas
  (216-C-84)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Silinskis, Techasas2.5 
 2. Begic, Zalgiris2.4 
 3. Valanciunas, Lietuv.1.9 
 4. Cresnar, Nevezis1.7 
 5. Volkus, Techasas1.2 
 6. Klimavicius, Zalgiris1.2 
 7. Cepukaitis, Juven.1.1 
 8. Zelionis, Rudupis1.0 
 9. Kieza, Juventus0.9 
 10. Galdikas, Neptunas0.8 


Stats Leaders - NKL
Points Per Game
 Vidmantas SRAGAUSKIS
  LKKA-Atletas
  (200-F-86)
  Avg: 23.7
 1. Sragauskis, LKKA-.23.7 
 2. Petraitis, Delikate.21.9 
 3. Vingelis, LKKA-.20.2 
 4. Tarvydas, Puntukas18.6 
 5. Jurkus, Silute18.0 
 6. Sebeziovas, Triobe.17.7 
 7. Mineikis, Radviliskis16.8 
 8. Vileita, Pieno Z.16.6 
 9. Cizauskas, Zalgir.16.4 
 10. Jacevicius, Perla.16.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Egidijus MOCKEVICIUS
  Akademija
  (204-C-92)
  Avg: 10.6
 1. Mockevicius, Akade.10.6 
 2. Cepukaitis, Zalgir.10.5 
 3. Oladimeji, Radvilis.9.4 
 4. Galdikas, Puntukas9.3 
 5. Nedzinskas, Silute8.1 
 6. Mineikis, Radviliskis7.6 
 7. Pupinis, Erelita7.2 
 8. Kazakauskas, Nafta U.7.1 
 9. Brusokas, Perla.7.0 
 10. Keras, Delikatesas6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Bryan HARRISON
  Mazeikiai
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Harrison, Mazeikiai6.8 
 2. Vingelis, LKKA-.5.5 
 3. Kuklierius, Radvilis.4.9 
 4. Leonard, Pieno Z.4.7 
 5. Cizauskas, Zalgir.4.6 
 6. Sapiega, Erelita4.5 
 7. Virsilas, Silute4.1 
 8. Zymantas, Nafta U.4.1 
 9. Kutra, Delikatesas4.0 
 10. Vileita, Pieno Z.3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Bryan HARRISON
  Mazeikiai
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 3
 1. Harrison, Mazeikiai3.0 
 2. Petraitis, Delikate.2.7 
 3. Zymantas, Nafta U.2.6 
 4. Metelica, Erelita2.5 
 5. Vileita, Pieno Z.2.5 
 6. Leonard, Pieno Z.2.4 
 7. Radavicius, Meres.2.2 
 8. Jurkus, Silute2.2 
 9. Sapiega, Erelita2.1 
 10. Pauliukenas, Akade.2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Ovidijus GALDIKAS
  Puntukas
  (217-C-88)
  Avg: 3
 1. Galdikas, Puntukas3.0 
 2. Mockevicius, Akade.2.7 
 3. Kupsas, Zalgir.1.9 
 4. Jucikas, Delikatesas1.8 
 5. Urbonas, LK.1.8 
 6. Pupinis, Erelita1.4 
 7. Cepukaitis, Zalgir.1.4 
 8. Ramanauskas, Sil.1.3 
 9. Oladimeji, Radvilis.1.3 
 10. Zyle, Zalgiris.1.0 


Lietuvos rytas lends Zydrunas Kelys to Perlas - by Aurimas Rimselis
Zydrunas Kelys (188-G-87) of Lietuvos rytas joins Perlas till the end of season. Last season Zydrunas Kelys got seriuos wrist injury and was out of roster almost a year.
Zydrunas Kelys hopes that he will receive more playful time in Perlas thant in Lietuvos Rytas. Player in 2010 February signed long-term contract with Lietuvos Rytas
but finished 09/10 season in Perlas. The point guard position two weeks ago took D.J. Strawberry (196-G-85, college: Maryland) and Zydrunas Kelys became redudant.


Standings - LKL
LKL Standings
 1. Zalgiris 13-0 
 2. Lietuvos Rytas 11-2 
 3. Rudupis 9-4 
 4. Siauliai 9-4 
 5. Techasas 8-5 
 6. Juventus 8-6 
 7. Nevezis 5-8 
 8. Neptunas 5-8 
 9. Perlas 5-9 
 10. Naglis-Adakris 5-9 
 11. Aiscai Kaunas 5-10 
 12. Sakalai 4-10 
 13. Alytus Alita 0-12 


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LNBP Quarterfinals: Halcones Xalapa is 2-1 up against Halcones Rojos - by Eurobasket News
Halcones Rojos - Halcones UV Xalapa 76-79 (1-2)

Halcones Xalapa made it in Game Three of the LNBP Quarterfinals. Visitors celebrated 76-79 victory for 1-2 lead in the series and now they need one more for the next stage. Even if that dont happen in the next meeting, Halcones Xalapa already secured Game Five at their home court.
It looked good early as Halcones Rojos took an 16-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Halcones UV Xalapa took control and eventually winning the game that evening by 3 points. They made 16-of-19 charity shots (84.2 percent) during the game. It was a good game for international guard Orlando Mendez-Valdez (185-G-86, college: W.Kentucky) who led his team to a victory with 19 points and 8 rebounds. Italian-Uruguayan guard Leandro Garcia Morales (186-G-80, agency: Interperformances, college: Texas A&M) contributed with 12 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Panamanian power forward Jaime Lloreda (201-F/C-80, college: LSU) answered with a double-double by scoring 14 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists and Puerto Rican guard Carlos Rivera (187-G-83, agency: Paris Global Sports, college: Hofstra) 22 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Halcones Rojos. Four Halcones Rojos players scored in double figures.
Game Four is scheduled for today.

Halc.Rojos: C.Rivera 22+5reb+1ast, B.Robinson 19+5reb, J.Lloreda 14+11reb+4ast, P.Stoll 11+3reb+3ast, L.Hill 5+2reb+1ast, M.Ayala 3+5reb+3ast
Halc.Xalapa: O.Mendez-Valdez 19+8reb+3ast, J.Harris 17+4reb, L.Garcia Morales 12+7reb+3ast, V.Mariscal 9+1reb+4ast, R.TAYLOR 9+5reb+4ast, R.Mata 6+4reb


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Standings - 1A
1A Standings
 1. Ulcijn 9-2 
 2. Mornar Bar 9-3 
 3. Lovcen 8-4 
 4. Jedinstvo 8-4 
 5. Teodo Tivat 7-4 
 6. Mogren 5-7 
 7. ABS Primorje 5-7 
 8. Gorstak 3-9 
 9. Ljubovic 3-9 
 10. Danilovgrad 2-10 
Play in international cups:
 1. Buducnost


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Standings - Men
D1 Standings
 1. ASS Sale 6-0 
 2. WAC Casabl. 5-3 
 3. CRA Hoceima 5-3 
 4. RCA Casabl. 5-3 
 5. PCS Plazza C. 4-3 
 6. FUS Rabat 4-4 
 7. RSB Berkane 4-4 
 8. MAF Fez 3-5 
 9. ASE Essaou. 1-6 
 10. IRT Tanger 1-7 


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  NBA   


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Kevin DURANT
  Oklah.City T.
  (206-G/F-88)
  Avg: 28.6
 1. Durant, Oklah.Ci.28.6 
 2. Stoudemire, New Y.26.0 
 3. Ellis, Golde S.25.8 
 4. James, Miami Heat25.8 
 5. Wade, Miami Heat25.3 
 6. Bryant, LA Lakers24.9 
 7. Rose, Chicago B.24.6 
 8. Gordon, LA Clippers24.1 
 9. Anthony, Denver N.23.6 
 10. Martin, Houston R.23.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kevin LOVE
  Minnesota T.
  (208-C-88)
  Avg: 15.7
 1. Love, Minnesota T.15.7 
 2. Howard, Orlando M.13.4 
 3. Randolph, Memph.13.1 
 4. Griffin, LA Clipp.12.8 
 5. Noah, Chicago B.11.7 
 6. Bogut, Milwauke.11.7 
 7. Camby, Portland TB11.3 
 8. Gasol, LA Lakers10.5 
 9. Okafor, N.Orlean.10.3 
 10. Boozer, Chicago B.10.0 
Assists Per Game
 Rajon RONDO
  Boston C.
  (186-G-86)
  Avg: 12.7
 1. Rondo, Boston C.12.7 
 2. Nash, Phoenix Suns11.0 
 3. Paul, N.Orleans H.9.7 
 4. Williams, Utah Jazz9.4 
 5. Wall, Washington W.9.3 
 6. Felton, New Y.8.8 
 7. Calderon, Toron.8.6 
 8. Westbrook, Oklah..8.4 
 9. Kidd, Dallas M.8.4 
 10. Rose, Chicago B.8.1 
Steals Per Game
 Chris PAUL
  N.Orleans H.
  (183-G-85)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Paul, N.Orleans H.2.6 
 2. Rondo, Boston C.2.4 
 3. Ellis, Golde S.2.2 
 4. Westbrook, Oklah..2.0 
 5. Curry, Golde S.1.9 
 6. Felton, New Y.1.9 
 7. Evans, Sacramen.1.8 
 8. Brewer, Minnesot.1.8 
 9. Ginobili, San A.1.8 
 10. Wall, Washington W.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrew BOGUT
  Milwaukee B.
  (212-F/C-84)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Bogut, Milwauke.2.7 
 2. McGee, Washingt.2.6 
 3. Milicic, Minnesota T.2.3 
 4. Howard, Orlando M.2.2 
 5. Stoudemire, New Y.2.2 
 6. Ibaka, Oklah.Ci.2.1 
 7. Duncan, San A.2.0 
 8. Camby, Portland TB1.9 
 9. Jefferson, Utah J.1.9 
 10. Bynum, LA Lakers1.9 


Standings
NBA Standings
Eastern Conference
Atlantic Div.
 1. Boston C. 35-10 
 2. New York K. 24-21 
 3. Philadelph.76 20-25 
 4. New Jersey N. 14-32 
 5. Toronto R. 13-33 
Central Div.
 1. Chicago B. 31-14 
 2. Milwaukee B. 17-26 
 3. Detroit P. 17-29 
 4. Indiana P. 16-26 
 5. Cleveland C. 8-37 
Southeast Div.
 1. Miami Heat 31-14 
 2. Orlando M. 30-16 
 3. Atlanta H. 29-17 
 4. Charlotte B. 19-25 
 5. Washington W. 13-31 
Western Conference
Northwest Div.
 1. Oklah.City T. 29-16 
 2. Denver N. 27-18 
 3. Utah Jazz 27-19 
 4. Portland TB 25-22 
 5. Minnesota T. 10-35 
Pacific Div.
 1. LA Lakers 33-13 
 2. Phoenix Suns 20-24 
 3. Golde State W. 19-26 
 4. LA Clippers 17-28 
 5. Sacramento K. 10-33 
Southwest Div.
 1. San Antonio S. 39-7 
 2. N.Orleans H. 31-16 
 3. Dallas M. 30-15 
 4. Memphis G. 22-24 
 5. Houston R. 22-26 


Thursday: Wins for Knicks, Mavs and Celtics - by Eurobasket News
New York K. - Miami Heat 93-88
LeBron James kept missing, forcing Dwyane Wade to be practically perfect to keep Miami ahead. Once Wade's hot streak ended, so did the Heat's dominance of the New York Knicks. Danilo Gallinari (6'9''-G/F-88, agency: Players Group) and Landry Fields (6'7''-G/F, college: Stanford) made consecutive 3-pointers in the final 1:18, and the Knicks rallied to beat the Heat 93-88 on Thursday night. 'It's important for us mentally,' Gallinari said. 'We lost two times against them and we wanted to get this win. Now we know we can beat them. It was an important win.' Amare Stoudemire scored 24 points for the Knicks, when he was often the only one in a white jersey to make a shot for three quarters. But Gallinari was huge in the fourth, when New York finally contained Wade after he was 14 of 15 through 36 minutes. Gallinari finished with 20 points and Fields added 19 points and 13 rebounds to help the Knicks win their second straight after a six-game skid. Wade, fighting migraines that forced him to wear goggles, had 34 points and 16 rebounds, but missed all seven shots in the fourth quarter. James was 7 of 24 for his 24 points. *Courtesy of www.miamiherald.com

Dallas M. - Houston R. 111-106
Tyson Chandler (7'1''-C-82) matched his season high with 21 points and had 15 rebounds, reserve Jose Juan Barea (5'11''-G-84, college: Northeastern) added 19 points and the Dallas Mavericks hung on after wasting most of a 25-point first-half lead in a 111-106 victory over the Houston Rockets on Thu., Jan. 27. Dirk Nowitzki had 18 points and Jason Terry contributed 15 points for Dallas. The Mavericks have won four of five following a six-game losing streak. Luis Scola led Houston with 30 points, and Kevin Martin had 27. *Courtesy of www.kntu.com

Portland TB - Boston C. 78-88
Ray Allen (6'6''-G-75, college: Connecticut) scored 18 points, Paul Pierce (6'7''-F-77, college: Kansas) added 17 and the Boston Celtics opened their West Coast road swing with an 88-78 win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday night. Rajon Rondo had 11 points, six rebounds and five assists for the Celtics, winners of seven of their last eight. Kevin Garnett had 10 points, nine rebounds and nine assists, and Kendrick Perkins had 10 points and nine rebounds in his second game back since tearing knee ligaments in last year's NBA finals. LaMarcus Aldridge had 17 points and 16 rebounds to lead the Trail Blazers, and Andre Miller added 14 points and seven assists. Wesley Matthews had 12 points but shot just 4 of 15 from the field. *Courtesy of www.katu.com




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  NORWAY   


Standings - 1Div.
1Div. Standings
 1. Miners 10-0 
 2. Hop 8-4 
 3. Persbraaten 7-3 
 4. OSI 7-4 
 5. Sandefjord 5-4 
 6. Centrum 5-6 
 7. Varden 5-6 
 8. Langhus 4-9 
 9. NTNUI 2-9 
 10. Trondheim 1-9 


1Div. Round 11: Hop beats OSI in the most crucial game of the week - by Eurobasket News
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in . Third ranked Hop faced second-ranked OSI. Host Hop (8-4) smashed guests from (7-4) 92-72. It was a key game for the second position in the league. Hop have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to second place. OSI at the other side dropped to the fourth position with four games lost. Hop's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in to the arena .
Trondheim can celebrate finally their first win this season after nine consecutive loses. The victory is especially important as it came on the road game in , where they defeated NTNUI (2-9) 74-68. Trondheim maintains tenth place with 1-9 record. It was NTNUI's fifth loss in a row. They keep the ninth position with nine games lost. Trondheim will play against higher ranked Varden (#7) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. NTNUI will have a break next round.
Undefeated leader Miners delivered the tenth consecutive victory on Saturday night. This time they beat 5th ranked Centrum (5-6) 69-58. Undefeated Miners (10-0) have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain first place with a perfect record of 10 victories in a row. Loser Centrum dropped to the sixth position with six games lost. They share it with Varden. Miners will meet at home Persbraaten (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Centrum will play against Sandefjord and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in supposed to be also worth to mention about. Fourth ranked Persbraaten (7-3) played at the court of 8th ranked Langhus (4-9). Persbraaten smashed Langhus 90-58. The victory was the fifth consecutive win for Persbraaten. They moved-up to third place. Langhus at the other side keep the eighth position with nine games lost. Persbraaten's next round opponent will be league's leader Miners and it will be for sure the game of the week. Langhus will play against OSI (#4).

In the last game of round 11 Sandefjord crushed Varden in a road game 95-69.



Varden - Sandefjord 69-95

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams when 6th ranked Varden (5-6) was crushed at home by seventh ranked Sandefjord (5-4) 95-69. Sandefjord moved-up to fifth place. Varden at the other side keeps the sixth position with six games lost. Sandefjord's next round opponent will be Centrum (#6). Varden will play against Trondheim.
gschID: 108530


Centrum - Miners 58-69

Undefeated leader Miners delivered the tenth consecutive victory on Saturday night. This time they beat 5th ranked Centrum (5-6) 69-58. Miners (10-0) have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain first place with a perfect record of 10 victories in a row. Loser Centrum dropped to the sixth position with six games lost. They share it with Varden. Miners will meet at home Persbraaten (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Centrum will play against Sandefjord and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 108531


Hop - OSI 92-72

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in . Third ranked Hop faced second-ranked OSI. Host Hop (8-4) smashed guests from (7-4) 92-72. It was a key game for the second position in the league. Hop have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to second place. OSI at the other side dropped to the fourth position with four games lost. Hop's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in to the arena .
gschID: 108532


Langhus - Persbraaten 58-90

The game in supposed to be also worth to mention about. Fourth ranked Persbraaten (7-3) played at the court of 8th ranked Langhus (4-9). Persbraaten smashed Langhus 90-58. The victory was the fifth consecutive win for Persbraaten. They moved-up to third place. Langhus at the other side keep the eighth position with nine games lost. Persbraaten's next round opponent will be league's leader Miners and it will be for sure the game of the week. Langhus will play against OSI (#4).
gschID: 108533


NTNUI - Trondheim 68-74

Trondheim can celebrate finally their first win this season after nine consecutive loses. The victory is especially important as it came on the road game in , where they defeated NTNUI (2-9) 74-68. Trondheim maintains tenth place with 1-9 record. It was NTNUI's fifth loss in a row. They keep the ninth position with nine games lost. Trondheim will play against higher ranked Varden (#7) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. NTNUI will have a break next round.
gschID: 108529




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Birzeit & Orthodox Ramallah Play Today after their 1st win - by Tamara Awartani
'Ahmad Shehadeh Tournament organized by Qalandia camp club launched with two games taking place after the opening ceremony attended by the federation, participants, clubs, families and audience. The ceremony included the camps scouts and a speech by the family of Ahmad Shehadeh who was imprisoned for 26 years now from the age of 22. The games reflected a good level with wins in the first games by Birzeit and Orthodox Ramallah who will play today and the winner would be closer to the big win.

Birzeit Club vs. Qalandia Youth Club 76 69
A close gradual game with well-known players in both clubs tying the first and fourth quarter.
The players played strong and showed good teamwork especially in the last quarter.
Birzeit club players, Mustafa Yasser and Qahhar Abu Dayeh had very good shots and drives while Ahmad Yasser had good inside moves and shots as well as Mahmoud Assaf who played well under basket. Qalandia Youth Club players, Ismael Hamad a skilled player who played hard offensively and defensively under basket with great moves along with Nizar Shehadeh, Adham Jamzawi and Firas Afaneh who had great shots, moves and assists.
16-16, 23-15, 13-14, 24-24

Orthodox Ramallah vs. AlAhli AlQuds 66 54
Both teams known for their quickness and 3pointers took off a slow start in the first half however showed better skill in the second half. Ahmad Qandeel, Ahmad Deeb and the new young player Ibrahim Zaibaq with their 3pointers and fastbreaks, while Nadeem Abdel Muhsen is getting better under basket playing only for the 2nd year this season for Orthodox Ramallah. While Ammar Baghdadi (177-G-81) Raed Diyab (184-G-74) and Rami Al Bakri (185-G-77) had several shots and assists along with Nabeel Nasser (192-C-81) who had a good inside game for Ahli AlQuds.
18 - 12, 12 - 7, 20 - 17, 16-16




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Round 7: Halifax Rainmen loses to Kentucky Stallions - by Eurobasket News
The game between second ranked Halifax Rainmen (4-2) and fourth ranked Kentucky Stallions (4-4) was the most important one in the last round on Sunday night. Halifax Rainmen was defeated by Kentucky Stallions in Lexington 89-99. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Halifax Rainmen. The game without a history. Kentucky Stallions led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Kentucky Stallions forced 25 Halifax Rainmen turnovers and had a 20-8 advantage in offensive rebounds. 34 personal fouls committed by Halifax Rainmen helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Kenny Jones (6'6''-F-84, college: Kentucky St.) (198-84, college: Kentucky St.) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 20 points and 14 rebounds. Guard Aubrey White (191-85) contributed with 17 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Kentucky Stallions' coach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American forward Kavon Jones (201-87, college: Oklahoma City) answered with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 13 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) for Halifax Rainmen. Kentucky Stallions maintains fourth place with 4-4 record. Halifax Rainmen at the other side dropped to the third position with two games lost. Kentucky Stallions are looking forward to face bottom-ranked Dayton Air Strikers (#8) in Kettering in the next round. Halifax Rainmen will play at home against Rochester RazorSharks (#6) and is hoping to win this game.
PBL top team - Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry (6-0) managed to deliver another win. This time they beat seventh ranked Vermont Frost Heaves (2-5) 112-102. It was a great evening for guard DeAnthony Bowden (186-80, college: Creighton) who led his team to a victory scoring 21 points and 6 assists. Shaun Fountain helped adding 16 points, 9 assists and 4 steals. Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. At the losing side guard Julian Allen (193-87, college: Georgia Southern) responded with a double-double by scoring 30 points and 10 rebounds. Undefeated Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry have an impressive series of six victories in a row. Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry maintains first place with 6-0 record. Vermont Frost Heaves at the other side keep the seventh position with five games lost. Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry will play against league's second-placed Quebec Kebs in Quebec City in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Vermont Frost Heaves will have a break next round.
The game between third ranked Quebec Kebs (5-2) and 6th ranked Rochester RazorSharks (2-4) in Quebec City on Sunday ended with biggest points difference. Quebec Kebs beat guests from Rochester 114-102. It was a quality performance for Louie McCroskey who led the winners and scored 21 points and 6 rebounds. Jared Carter came up with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds for Rochester RazorSharks in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Quebec Kebs moved-up to second place. Loser Rochester RazorSharks keep the sixth position with four games lost. Quebec Kebs will meet at home league's leader Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Rochester RazorSharks will play against Halifax Rainmen (#3) and hope to secure a win.



Quebec K. - Rochester R. 114-102

The game between third ranked Quebec Kebs (5-2) and 6th ranked Rochester RazorSharks (2-4) in Quebec City on Sunday ended with biggest points difference. Quebec Kebs beat guests from Rochester 114-102. The game was mostly controlled by Quebec Kebs. Rochester RazorSharks managed to win third quarter 33-32. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Quebec Kebs dominated down low during the game scoring 76 of its points in the paint compared to Rochester RazorSharks' 56 and made 26-of-33 free shots (78.8 percent) during the game. Quebec Kebs forced 20 Rochester RazorSharks turnovers. It was a quality performance for American guard Louie McCroskey (196-85, college: Marist, agency: GOTathletes) who led the winners and scored 21 points and 6 rebounds. His fellow American import center Aaron Spears (207-84, college: St.John's) accounted for 16 points and 9 rebounds for the winning side. Center Jared Carter (216-87, college: Kentucky, agency: GOTathletes) came up with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds and guard Melvin Council (191, college: Robert Morris) added 17 points and 5 rebounds respectively for Rochester RazorSharks in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Quebec Kebs moved-up to second place. Loser Rochester RazorSharks keep the sixth position with four games lost. Quebec Kebs will meet at home league's leader Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Rochester RazorSharks will play against Halifax Rainmen (#3) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Quebec K.: L.McCroskey 21+6reb+2ast, R.Parran 19+2reb+4ast, Q.Brown 16+1reb+4ast, A.Spears 16+9reb+1ast, C.Jeanty 11+3reb+1ast, B.Callier 9+4reb+1ast
Rochester R.: K.Friel 18+2reb+1ast, M.Council 17+5reb+2ast, J.Crouch 16+3ast, J.Carter 13+11reb+1ast, T.McCoy 12+3reb, P.Stevenson 9+3reb+1ast
gschID: 116040


Kentucky S. - Halifax R. 99-89

The game between second ranked Halifax Rainmen (4-2) and fourth ranked Kentucky Stallions (4-4) was the most important one in the last round on Sunday night. Halifax Rainmen was defeated by Kentucky Stallions in Lexington 89-99. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Halifax Rainmen. The game without a history. Kentucky Stallions led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Kentucky Stallions forced 25 Halifax Rainmen turnovers and had a 20-8 advantage in offensive rebounds. 34 personal fouls committed by Halifax Rainmen helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Kenny Jones (198-84, college: Kentucky St.) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 20 points and 14 rebounds. Guard Aubrey White (191-85) contributed with 17 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. White is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Kentucky Stallions' coach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American forward Kavon Jones (201-87, college: Oklahoma City) answered with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 13 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) and the other American import guard Taliek Brown (186-82, college: Connecticut, agency: Global Sports Plaza) added 20 points and 6 assists in the effort for Halifax Rainmen. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Kentucky Stallions maintains fourth place with 4-4 record. Halifax Rainmen at the other side dropped to the third position with two games lost. Kentucky Stallions are looking forward to face bottom-ranked Dayton Air Strikers (#8) in Kettering in the next round. Halifax Rainmen will play at home against Rochester RazorSharks (#6) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Kentucky S.: K.Jones 20+14reb+1ast, J.McLeish 18+2reb+5ast, A.White 17+7reb+1ast, B.Harris 10+4reb+1ast, R.Delk 8, J.Taylor 6+2reb+1ast
Halifax R.: T.Brown 20+4reb+6ast, K.Jones 20+13reb+2ast, M.Brown 13+2reb, J.Dollard 13+3reb+1ast, T.Mitchell 8+4reb+1ast, J.Jackson 8+2reb
gschID: 116041


Lawton Ft.SC - Vermont FH 112-102

PBL top team - Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry (6-0) managed to deliver another win. This time they beat seventh ranked Vermont Frost Heaves (2-5) 112-102. Vermont Frost Heaves were ahead by 1 point at the halftime before a 31-17 third quarter run of Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry. Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry made 19-of-24 charity shots (79.2 percent) during the game. Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry forced 20 Vermont Frost Heaves turnovers. Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists. Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry brought some defensive toughness making 8 blocks. Vermont Frost Heaves were plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a great evening for guard DeAnthony Bowden (186-80, college: Creighton) who led his team to a victory scoring 21 points and 6 assists. Guard Shaun Fountain (180-78, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee, agency: Duran International) helped adding 16 points, 9 assists and 4 steals. Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. At the losing side guard Julian Allen (193-87, college: Georgia Southern) responded with a double-double by scoring 30 points and 10 rebounds and forward Mike Williams (201-85, college: Cincinnati) produced a double-double by scoring 23 points, 14 rebounds and 4 blocks. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry have an impressive series of six victories in a row. Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry maintains first place with 6-0 record. Vermont Frost Heaves at the other side keep the seventh position with five games lost. Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry will play against league's second-placed Quebec Kebs in Quebec City in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Vermont Frost Heaves will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Lawton Ft.SC: D.Bowden 21+4reb+6ast, S.Fountain 16+2reb+9ast, J.Davis 13+7reb+2ast, D.Thomas 13+2reb+1ast, E.Smith 11+4reb+3ast, E.Mims 10+9reb
Vermont FH: J.Allen 30+10reb+2ast, M.Williams 23+14reb, M.Austin 16+9reb+3ast, C.Breeden 12+3reb, D.Rice 10+6reb+8ast, A.Robinson 7+2ast
gschID: 116042




Jones number one in PBL for round 7 - by Eurobasket News
Forward Kenny Jones (198-F-84) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Kentucky S., receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 7.
The 26-year old player had a double-double of 20 points and 14 rebounds, while his team beat Halifax R. (#3, 4-2) 99-89. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Kentucky S. maintains the 4th position in PBL PBL. Kentucky S. 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 4-4 record. Jones just recently signed at Kentucky S., being already a very valuable addition to the team. Former Kentucky State University star has very solid stats this year. Jones is in league's top in points (6th best: 17.6ppg), rebounds (3rd best: 7.5rpg) and averages impressive 54.7% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 23-year old Julian Allen (193-G-87) of Vermont FH. Allen had a very good evening with a double-double of 30 points and 10 rebounds. Bad luck as Vermont FH lost that game 102-112 to league's leader Lawton Ft.SC (#1, 6-0). Vermont FH managed to keep the same 7th spot in the standings. 5 lost games are too many comparing to just two victories Vermont FH managed to get this year. Allen is one of the most experienced players at Vermont FH and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third on the list of top players last round was another Vermont FH's star - forward Mike Williams (201-F-85). Williams scored 23 points and grabbed fourteen rebounds (!!!). Despite Williams' great performance Vermont FH lost 102-112 to the league's current leader Lawton Ft.SC (#1, 6-0). But his team cannot count on just these two top stars as they also need help of the other teammates. Vermont FH can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 2-5 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Williams he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Williams has individually a great season in PBL. After only 7 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 20.9ppg (best scorer) and rebounds with 10.3rpg (2nd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Kavon Jones (201-F-87) of Halifax R. - 20 points, 13 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Louie McCroskey (196-G-85) of Quebec K. - 21 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Melvin Council (191-G) of Rochester R. - 17 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
7. DeAnthony Bowden (186-G-80) of Lawton Ft.SC - 21 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists
8. Aubrey White (191-G-85) of Kentucky S. - 17 points and 7 rebounds
9. Jamaal Davis (208-F-79) of Lawton Ft.SC - 13 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Taliek Brown (186-G-82) of Halifax R. - 20 points, 4 rebounds and 6 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
Points Per Game
 Mike WILLIAMS
  Vermont FH
  (201-F-85)
  Avg: 20.9
 1. Williams, Vermo.20.9 
 2. Brown, Quebec K.20.1 
 3. Crouch, Rocheste.19.3 
 4. Anderson, Saint J.18.6 
 5. Martin, Saint J.17.8 
 6. Jones, Kentucky S.17.6 
 7. Miles, Dayton A.17.3 
 8. Grifin, Dayton A.17.2 
 9. Brown, Halifax R.16.8 
 10. Egerson, Saint J.16.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Eric CROOKSHANK
  Halifax R.
  (201-F-80)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Crookshank, Halif.11.5 
 2. Williams, Vermo.10.3 
 3. Jones, Halifax R.9.6 
 4. Mims, Lawton Ft.SC8.8 
 5. DeMasi, Vermont FH8.0 
 6. Jackson, Halifax R.8.0 
 7. Walton, Rocheste.7.8 
 8. Harris, Kentucky S.7.8 
 9. Ocitti, Saint J.7.8 
 10. Brown, Quebec K.7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Dwuan RICE
  Vermont FH
  (180-G-)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Rice, Vermont FH7.6 
 2. Egerson, Saint J.6.8 
 3. Parran, Quebec K.5.4 
 4. Brown, Halifax R.5.3 
 5. Anderson, Saint J.5.0 
 6. Fountain, Lawton F.4.5 
 7. Bowden, Lawton F.4.5 
 8. Brown, Quebec K.4.3 
 9. Acker, Quebec K.4.3 
 10. Hill, Dayton A.3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Royce PARRAN
  Quebec K.
  (175-G-85)
  Avg: 3
 1. Parran, Quebec K.3.0 
 2. Rice, Vermont FH3.0 
 3. Anderson, Saint J.2.8 
 4. Brown, Quebec K.2.7 
 5. Perry, Dayton A.2.0 
 6. Austin, Vermont FH2.0 
 7. Martin, Saint J.1.8 
 8. Mims, Lawton Ft.SC1.8 
 9. Gilchrese, Saint J.1.8 
 10. Fountain, Lawton F.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Perry STEVENSON
  Rochester R.
  (206-F-87)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Stevenson, Rocheste.1.5 
 2. Ocitti, Saint J.1.5 
 3. Carter, Rocheste.1.3 
 4. Mims, Lawton Ft.SC1.3 
 5. George, Dayton A.1.2 
 6. Dollard, Halifax R.1.2 
 7. Williams, Vermo.0.9 
 8. DeMasi, Vermont FH0.8 
 9. Walton, Rocheste.0.8 
 10. Delk, Kentucky S.0.8 


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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.18.0 
 5. Al-Hussaini, Air2117.5 
 6. Yap, Derby Ace L.17.3 
 7. Buenafe, Air2117.1 
 8. Mercado, Rain o.16.9 
 9. Isip, Barako16.3 
 10. Washington, San M.15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Rudy HATFIELD
  Ginebra
  (191-F-77)
  Avg: 12.4
 1. Hatfield, Ginebra12.4 
 2. Carey, Talk N Text10.5 
 3. Washington, San M.10.0 
 4. Thoss, Alaska9.7 
 5. Maierhofer, Derby A.9.6 
 6. Peek, Talk N Text9.4 
 7. Santos, San Miguel9.0 
 8. Al-Hussaini, Air218.9 
 9. Devance, Alaska8.8 
 10. Baclao, Air218.6 
Assists Per Game
 Chris ROSS
  Meralco B.
  (185-G-85)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Ross, Meralco B.6.3 
 2. Alapag, Talk N Text5.4 
 3. Cabagnot, San M.5.2 
 4. Yap, Derby Ace L.4.5 
 5. Tenorio, Alaska4.3 
 6. Mercado, Rain o.4.3 
 7. Hubalde, Barako4.0 
 8. Miller, Ginebra4.0 
 9. Norwood, Rain o.3.8 
 10. Lanete, Powerade.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. Baguio, Alaska1.2 
 7. Yap, Derby Ace L.1.2 
 8. Tenorio, Alaska1.2 
 9. Buenafe, Air211.1 
 10. Helterbrand, Gineb.1.1 
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. Maierhofer, Derby A.1.2 
 6. Peek, Talk N Text1.2 
 7. Thoss, Alaska1.1 
 8. Reyes, Powerade T.1.1 
 9. Devance, Alaska1.1 
 10. Santos, San Miguel1.0 


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Nuno Perdigao in Sampaense - by Bruno Baltazar
Nuno Perdigao (194-G-78) is the new Sampaense player ,last season he played for Vagos and in 15 games he averaged 9.7ppg, 4.1rpg, Assists-4 (4.6apg), 1.9spg with global good averaged.
This will bring experience to the team ,he is 32 years old,guard,international for the portuguese national team and a well known player,the 6'5 played for CAB,Belenenses,Ovarense and Porto before,he made all star games ,he won the league as well between alot more trophies ,a good player for the league and a good comeback this year ...


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  ROMANIA   


Standings
Div.A Standings
 1. Gaz Metan 14-3 
 2. Ploiesti 14-3 
 3. U.Mobitel.CN 13-4 
 4. Steaua Turabo 12-4 
 5. Mures 12-5 
 6. Oradea 11-6 
 7. CSM Bucuresti 9-7 
 8. Pitesti 9-8 
 9. Otopeni 9-8 
 10. CSU Sibiu 7-9 
 11. Rovinari 7-9 
 12. Timisoara 7-10 
 13. Craiova 5-12 
 14. Politehnica Iasi 3-14 
 15. Brasov 1-16 
 16. Miercurea 1-16 


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  SAUDI ARABIA   


Prince Faisal Basketball Cup 2010/2011. The Quarterfinal Stage - by Eurobasket News
Four teams advanced to the Semifinals of the Prince Faisal Basketball Cup 2010/2011. Al-Massira overcame Al-Kweldeeh 69:56 at the start of the Quarterfinals. Later on Uhud beat Al-Fath 70:54 at the Hall of Youth Care AlMadinah AlMunawwarah. Al-Ahli lost to Al-Ansar 52:55 at the Hall of Youth Care and Al-Nahdha outscored Al-Khaleej 69:55 at the Hall of Youth Care Al-Qatif. In the Semifinlas Uhud will face Al-Ansar, while Al-Nahdha will take on Al-Massira.

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Standings - A Liga
A Standings
 1. FMP 17-1 
 2. Beograd 13-4 
 3. Mega Vizura 12-6 
 4. Metalac 10-7 
 5. Novi Sad 10-7 
 6. Proleter Naftagas 8-9 
 7. Sloboda Uzice 8-9 
 8. Tamis 8-9 
 9. Napredak 8-9 
 10. Borac 7-10 
 11. Sloga 7-10 
 12. Vojvodina 7-11 
 13. Crnokosa 5-12 
 14. Superfund 1-17 
Play in international cups:
 1. Crvena Zvezda
 2. Hemofarm
 3. Partizan
 4. Radnicki


Stats Leaders - 1A
Points Per Game
 Nikola KOPRIVICA
  Superfund
  (199-F-88)
  Avg: 20.7
 1. Koprivica, Super.20.7 
 2. Milisavljevi., Mega V.20.4 
 3. Janjusevic, Crnok.18.8 
 4. Bunic, Novi Sad18.3 
 5. Bozovic, Sloga17.4 
 6. Sulovic, Napredak17.2 
 7. Micevic, Sloboda .17.1 
 8. Vasojevic, Borac16.2 
 9. Majkic, Prolet.16.1 
 10. Atanackovic, Prolet.15.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Nikola MARKOVIC
  FMP
  (208-F/C-89)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Markovic, FMP8.1 
 2. Ljubicic, Metalac7.2 
 3. Misanovic, Beograd6.9 
 4. Spica, Superfund6.6 
 5. Jelovac, Mega V.6.5 
 6. Cubrilo, Sloga6.4 
 7. Dedijer, Borac6.4 
 8. Borovcanin, Sloga6.4 
 9. Bozovic, Sloga6.4 
 10. Djurovic, Crnokosa6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Vid ZARKOVIC
  Proleter Naftagas
  (189-G-75)
  Avg: 6
 1. Zarkovic, Prolet.6.0 
 2. Vlahovic, Sloga5.5 
 3. Milisavljevi., Mega V.5.2 
 4. Ljubicic, Metalac5.2 
 5. Radivojevic, FMP5.1 
 6. Covic, FMP4.6 
 7. Djoric, Superfund4.3 
 8. Atanackovic, Prolet.4.3 
 9. Radulovic, Crnokosa4.2 
 10. Kovacevic, Novi Sad4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Slobodan DUNDJERSKI
  Beograd
  (190-G-88)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Dundjerski, Beograd2.5 
 2. Kuzeta, Novi Sad2.5 
 3. Gagovic, Prolet.2.4 
 4. Marjanovic, Vojvo.2.3 
 5. Ljubicic, Metalac2.3 
 6. Vlahovic, Sloga1.8 
 7. Vujosevic, Novi Sad1.8 
 8. Bocka, Crnokosa1.8 
 9. Djoric, Superfund1.8 
 10. Majkic, Prolet.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Nenad MISANOVIC
  T.E.Kashan
  (217-C-84)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Misanovic, Beograd1.9 
 2. Ilic, FMP1.5 
 3. Majkic, Prolet.1.4 
 4. Bircevic, Metalac1.3 
 5. Marjanovic, Vojvo.1.1 
 6. Buric, Tamis1.0 
 7. Ljubojevic, Slobod.0.8 
 8. Dramicanin, Mega V.0.7 
 9. Dedijer, Borac0.7 
 10. Kalinic, Novi Sad0.6 


Stats Leaders - 1B
Points Per Game
 Dragan BJELICA
  Viva Basket
  (198-G-81)
  Avg: 27
 1. Bjelica, Viva Basket27.0 
 2. Dukanac, Mladost .20.6 
 3. Svilar, Smederevo20.1 
 4. Trailovic, Sindje.19.4 
 5. Samailovic, Student18.4 
 6. Radic, Spartak17.9 
 7. Ivosev, Vojvodina17.4 
 8. Blagojevic, KG 0617.3 
 9. Tesanovic, KK Nis16.4 
 10. Vranic, Smederevo15.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aleksandar VULETIC
  Viva Basket
  (203-F/C-)
  Avg: 9.5
 1. Vuletic, Viva Basket9.5 
 2. Knezevic, Vojvodina9.4 
 3. Ivosev, Vojvodina8.8 
 4. Despotovic, KG 067.6 
 5. Petrovic, Viva B.7.3 
 6. Gugleta, Zeleznicar7.1 
 7. Koprivica, Radnicki.7.0 
 8. Dukanac, Mladost .6.9 
 9. Zivanovic, Smede.6.8 
 10. Boricic, Radnicki.6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Dragan BJELICA
  Viva Basket
  (198-G-81)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Bjelica, Viva Basket6.9 
 2. Karic, Radnicki BG6.2 
 3. Kasabasic, Zeleznicar5.8 
 4. Boltic, Radnicki BG4.8 
 5. Mijovic, Radnicki.4.2 
 6. Dinic, Spartak4.2 
 7. Vukasovic, Radnic.3.9 
 8. Tanasijevic, Stude.3.9 
 9. Stanisavljev., Jagod.3.6 
 10. Sparovic, Smede.3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Negoslav GACIC
  Radnicki BG
  (--)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Gacic, Radnicki BG2.7 
 2. Kuntic, Spartak2.5 
 3. Karic, Radnicki BG2.5 
 4. Ivosev, Vojvodina2.4 
 5. Radic, Spartak2.1 
 6. Tanasijevic, Stude.2.1 
 7. Tomasevic, Vojvo.2.0 
 8. Zivanovic, Smede.2.0 
 9. Kasabasic, Zeleznicar2.0 
 10. Jovanovic, KG 061.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Slobodan GUGLETA
  Zeleznicar
  (--83)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Gugleta, Zeleznicar2.4 
 2. Knezevic, Vojvodina1.5 
 3. Karahodzic, Spartak1.4 
 4. Markovic, Sindjeli.1.1 
 5. Savic, Student1.0 
 6. Vucic, Student1.0 
 7. Marelja, KG 061.0 
 8. Vasilic, Radnic.0.9 
 9. Kovac, Zeleznicar0.9 
 10. Mirkovic, KG 060.9 


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  SOUTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS   


FIBA Americas The groups for the 2011 FIBA Americas Championship were drawn - by Wolfgang Lucena
MAR DEL PLATA (2011 FIBA Americas Championship) The groups of the 2011 FIBA Americas Championship were drawn at NH Provincial Hotel in Mar del Plata, Argentina with many legends of the games and highest authorities from basketball and the government.

After the speeches by the top authorities, the FIBA Americas Secretary General, Alberto Garcia, explained the draw process and called some of the legends to help him draw the teams.

The first couple was Puerto Rico-Canada and was drawn randomly by Leo Gutierrez, power forward of Pearol and the Argentinean National Team where he sent the Canadians to Group A and the Puerto Ricans to Group B; then Horacio 'Tato' Lopez of Uruguay came for the Uruguay-Dominican Republic couple where the Dominicans ended in Group A and the Uruguayans in Group B; Juan Esteban Curuchet drew Venezuela to Group A and Panama to Group B while Jerome Mincy drew Cuba to Group A and Paraguay to Group B

Argentina, by virtue of being the host, selected the group that they wanted to play. Head coach Julio Lamas selected Group B and that way Brazil went with Group A.

The Groups are as follows:

Group A: Canada, Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Cuba and Brazil.
Group B: Puerto Rico, Uruguay, Panama, Argentina and Paraguay.


source

Luis A. Modestti
Press Officer
FIBA AMERICAS - International Basketball Federation


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Jarod Stevenson's triple-double lands him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News
American forward Jarod Stevenson (200-F-75, agency: Alti Sport) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for second-ranked Inchon ET Land Elephants, receiving a Asia-basket.com Player of the Week award for round 35.
The 35-year old player recorded a triple-double of 25 points and added14 rebounds and 10 assists, while his team crushed Samsung Th. (#4, 21-16) with 19-point margin 102-83. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Elephants maintains the 2nd position in South Korean KBL. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Elephants will need more victories to improve their 25-11 record. In the team's last game Stevenson had a remarkable 70.0% from 2-point range. He turned to be Elephants' top player in his first season with the team. Former University of Richmond star has very solid stats this year. Stevenson is in league's top in points (2nd best: 17.7ppg) and averages impressive 55.5% FGP and 46.3% from behind 3-point line.

The second best player in last round's games was 32-year old American Greg Stevenson (198-F-78, agency: SportsTalent) of LG Sakers. Stevenson had a very good evening with a double-double of 26 points and 10 rebounds. Bad luck as LG Sakers was edged by slightly lower-ranked Mobis Phoebus (#8, 14-23) 79-78. LG Sakers managed to keep the same 7th spot in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 16-20 record. Stevenson is a newcomer at LG Sakers, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 22.0ppg (#2). His other stats are also decent: 8.3rpg and 3.2apg.

Third on the list of top players last round was American center David Simon (207-C-82) of Anyang KGC (#9). Simon scored 26 points and grabbed twelve rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Anyang KGC, leading his team to a 90-85 win against slightly higher-ranked Mobis Phoebus (#8, 14-23). Anyang KGC can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 11-26 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Simon he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Simon has individually a great season in South Korea. After 35 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 21.1ppg (4th best) and rebounds with 9.0rpg (7th best). He also has 1.6bpg and FGP: 60.4%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Aaron Haynes (201-F-81) of Seoul Samsung Thunders - 29 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Rod Benson (208-F/C-84) of Dongbu Promy - 27 points and 16 rebounds
6. Chris Alexander (216-C-80) of LG Sakers - 22 points, 14 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Chris Alexander (216-C-80) of LG Sakers - 11 points, 17 rebounds and 5 assists
8. Herbert Hill (203-F-84) of Elephants - 19 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Laurence Ekperigin (201-F) of Mobis Phoebus - 16 points, 12 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Jae-Hyun Lim (183-G-77) of KCC Egis - 15 points, 6 rebounds and 6 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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Basketettan Round 15: Taby Basket loses #1 position in their group - by Eurobasket News
The round was rather attractive and full of interesting results. The round ended with change at the leadership position, derby games, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

Round 15 in Basketettan means a new league leader. The biggest surprise took place in Vallingby where host KFUM Blackebergs (9-6) beat league's leader Taby Basket (13-2) 89-78 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of Taby Basket. KFUM Blackebergs have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain fifth place in North with 9-6 record. Newly promoted Taby Basket dropped to the second position with two games lost. They were replaced at the leadership position by Eagles. Taby Basket will play next round against BG Lulea trying to make it back to the top of the standings. KFUM Blackebergs will try to continue on its current victory against third ranked Haga Haninge on the road.
Undefeated White Eagles (13-1) recorded its first loss on the court of sixth ranked Lulea Steelers. Visitors were edged by Lulea Steelers 68-65. It ended at the same time the eight-game winning streak of White Eagles. Lulea Steelers maintains sixth place in North with 7-8 record. White Eagles at the other side still keep top position with one game lost. Lulea Steelers will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. White Eagles will play at home against Lidingo and hope to get back on the winning track.
A very close game took place in Hoganas between Norrkoping BK and Hoganas. Eighth ranked Norrkoping BK (5-8) got a very close victory on the road over 3rd placed Hoganas (10-4). Norrkoping BK managed to escape with a 3-point win 77-74 on Saturday evening. It was quite big embarassment for the home team. Norrkoping BK moved-up to seventh place in South, which they share with Sanda. Loser Hoganas keep the third position with four games lost. Norrkoping BK will meet at home Kvarnby (#12) in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Hoganas will play against Solna Branten (#6) and hope to secure a win.
Another exciting game was a derby match between two teams from Malmo: Srbija (#1) and Malbas (#5). Malbas were defeated at home 90-94 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Malbas. Srbija (11-2) have an impressive series of eight victories in a row. They maintain first place in South. Newly promoted Malbas keep the fifth position with six games lost. Srbija will have a break next round. Malbas will play on the road against Sanda Basket (#7) in Huskvarna and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Important game to mention about took place in Huskvarna. Tenth ranked Brahe Basket (4-8) saved a 1-point victory at home edging 4th placed Helsingborg (7-5) 86-85 on Sunday evening. Brahe Basket moved-up to ninth place in South. Helsingborg at the other side, also newcomer in the league, keeps the fourth position with five games lost. Brahe Basket will face IK Eos (#10) in Lund in the next round. Helsingborg will play at home against the league's second-placed Nassjo (#2) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.

Other games of round 15 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
In North Haga Haninge crushed Lidingo in a road game 97-67. Orongo was beaten by Hallsta at home 67-77. Eagles won against BG Lulea on the opponent's court 80-72. Akropol outscored Uppsala KFUM in a home game 89-63.
In South Eos managed to beat Fryshuset on the road 84-79. Nassjo crushed Solna Branten on its own court 111-81.



Group North
Lidingo - Haga Haninge 67-97

There was no surprise when 10th ranked Lidingo (4-11) was crushed at home by third ranked Haga Haninge (12-2) 97-67 on Saturday. The victory was the third consecutive win for Haga Haninge. They maintain third place in North with 12-2 record behind leader Eagles. Loser Lidingo dropped to the ninth position with 11 games lost. Haga Haninge will face KFUM Blackebergs (#5) in Vallingby in the next round. Lidingo will play on the road against the league's leader White Eagles (#1) in Stockholm.
gschID: 108766


Orongo - Hallsta 67-77

There was a surprise result when twelfth ranked Hallsta (3-12) defeated on the road higher ranked Orongo Dragons (5-10) 77-67 on Saturday. Hallsta moved-up to eleventh place in North. Newly promoted Orongo Dragons keep the eighth position with ten games lost. Hallsta will face BG Lulea (#12) at home in the next round.
gschID: 108767


BG Lulea - Eagles 72-80

Very expected game when 11th ranked BG Lulea (2-12) was defeated at home by second ranked White Eagles (13-1) 80-72 on Saturday. The victory was the eighth consecutive win for White Eagles. They keep a position of North leader. BG Lulea lost their fourth game in a row. They dropped to the twelfth place with 12 games lost. White Eagles will face Lidingo (#10) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. BG Lulea will play against Hallsta in Hallstahammar and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 108768


Lulea Steel - Eagles 68-65

Undefeated White Eagles (13-1) recorded its first loss on the court of sixth ranked Lulea Steelers. Visitors were edged by Lulea Steelers 68-65. It ended at the same time the eight-game winning streak of White Eagles. Lulea Steelers maintains sixth place in North with 7-8 record. White Eagles at the other side still keep top position with one game lost. Lulea Steelers will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. White Eagles will play at home against Lidingo and hope to get back on the winning track.
gschID: 108769


Akropol - Uppsala KFUM 89-63

Very predictable result in Spanga where fourth ranked Akropol (10-5) outscored 9th ranked KFUM Uppsala (4-11) 89-63 on Sunday. Akropol maintains fourth place in North with 10-5 record. Loser KFUM Uppsala keeps the ninth position with 11 games lost. Akropol will face Talje BK (#7) on the road in the next round. KFUM Uppsala will play against Orongo Dragons and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 108770


Group North
Blackeberg - Taby 89-78

Round 15 in Basketettan means a new league leader. The biggest surprise took place in Vallingby where host KFUM Blackebergs (9-6) beat league's leader Taby Basket (13-2) 89-78 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of Taby Basket. KFUM Blackebergs have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain fifth place in North with 9-6 record. Newly promoted Taby Basket dropped to the second position with two games lost. They were replaced at the leadership position by Eagles. Taby Basket will play next round against BG Lulea trying to make it back to the top of the standings. KFUM Blackebergs will try to continue on its current victory against third ranked Haga Haninge on the road.
gschID: 108765


Group South
Hoganas - Norrkoping BK 74-77

A very close game took place in Hoganas between Norrkoping BK and Hoganas. Eighth ranked Norrkoping BK (5-8) got a very close victory on the road over 3rd placed Hoganas (10-4). Norrkoping BK managed to escape with a 3-point win 77-74 on Saturday evening. It was quite big embarassment for the home team. Norrkoping BK moved-up to seventh place in South, which they share with Sanda. Loser Hoganas keep the third position with four games lost. Norrkoping BK will meet at home Kvarnby (#12) in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Hoganas will play against Solna Branten (#6) and hope to secure a win.
gschID: 108772


Fryshuset - Eos 79-84

There was a minor upset in Stockholm where 9th ranked Fryshuset (3-8) was defeated by eleventh ranked IK Eos (4-9) 84-79 on Saturday. IK Eos moved-up to tenth place in South. Fryshuset lost their fourth game in a row. They dropped to the eleventh position with eight games lost. IK Eos will face higher ranked Brahe Basket (#9) in Huskvarna in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
gschID: 108773


Nassjo - Solna Branten 111-81

Everything went according to plan when second ranked Nassjo (10-3) outleveled at home 6th ranked Solna Branten (5-7) 111-81 on Sunday. The victory was the third consecutive win for Nassjo. They maintain second place in South with 10-3 record having four points less than leader Eagles. Loser Solna Branten keeps the sixth position with seven games lost. Nassjo will face Helsingborg (#4) on the road in the next round. Solna Branten will play against Hoganas.
gschID: 108774


Malbas - Srbija 90-94

Another exciting game was a derby match between two teams from Malmo: Srbija (#1) and Malbas (#5). Malbas were defeated at home 90-94 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Malbas. Srbija (11-2) have an impressive series of eight victories in a row. They maintain first place in South. Newly promoted Malbas keep the fifth position with six games lost. Srbija will have a break next round. Malbas will play on the road against Sanda Basket (#7) in Huskvarna and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 108775


Brahe Basket - Helsingborg 86-85

Important game to mention about took place in Huskvarna. Tenth ranked Brahe Basket (4-8) saved a 1-point victory at home edging 4th placed Helsingborg (7-5) 86-85 on Sunday evening. Brahe Basket moved-up to ninth place in South. Helsingborg at the other side, also newcomer in the league, keeps the fourth position with five games lost. Brahe Basket will face IK Eos (#10) in Lund in the next round. Helsingborg will play at home against the league's second-placed Nassjo (#2) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
gschID: 108776




Stats Leaders - Basketligan
Points Per Game
 Liam RUSH
  Sundsvall
  (202-F/G-82)
  Avg: 20.8
 1. Rush, Sundsvall20.8 
 2. Smith, Sodertalje20.8 
 3. Hargrove, Jamtland20.5 
 4. Smith, Uppsala19.8 
 5. Gunnarsson, Solna19.3 
 6. McCoy, Boras18.8 
 7. Wesby, Sundsvall18.4 
 8. Palm, Boras17.5 
 9. Klaric, Jamtland17.3 
 10. Kjellbom, Norrkoping17.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Hlynur BAERINGSSON
  Sundsvall
  (200-F/C-82)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Baeringsson, Sunds.11.2 
 2. Palm, Boras9.1 
 3. McKnight, Boras9.1 
 4. Kosmalski, Solna8.6 
 5. Kjellbom, Norrkoping7.8 
 6. Kohlmaier, Uppsala7.6 
 7. Walker, Solna7.6 
 8. Cipriano, Eco O.7.1 
 9. Salaam, Jamtland6.9 
 10. Ayuba, Norrkoping6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Rudy MBEMBA
  LF Basket
  (181-G-87)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Mbemba, LF Basket6.2 
 2. Pleick, Eco Orebro5.6 
 3. Beck, 084.9 
 4. Hargrove, Jamtland4.6 
 5. Frier, Uppsala4.5 
 6. Chuk, Sodertalje4.4 
 7. Mitchell, Norrkoping4.4 
 8. McCoy, Boras4.3 
 9. Smith, Sodertalje4.2 
 10. Smith, Uppsala4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Johnell SMITH
  Sodertalje
  (186-G-80)
  Avg: 4
 1. Smith, Sodertalje4.0 
 2. Mbemba, LF Basket3.5 
 3. Smith, Uppsala2.1 
 4. Hellgren, Jamtland2.1 
 5. Rush, Sundsvall2.1 
 6. Baeringsson, Sunds.2.0 
 7. Frier, Uppsala1.9 
 8. Mosley, Eco Orebro1.8 
 9. Wesby, Sundsvall1.8 
 10. McCoy, Boras1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Bilal SALAAM
  Jamtland
  (201-F-81)
  Avg: 2
 1. Salaam, Jamtland2.0 
 2. Kjellbom, Norrkoping1.7 
 3. Palm, Boras1.7 
 4. Rosendahl, LF Ba.1.6 
 5. Ayuba, Norrkoping1.3 
 6. Kohlmaier, Uppsala1.3 
 7. Cipriano, Eco O.1.1 
 8. Galick, Sodertalje1.0 
 9. Walker, Solna0.9 
 10. Saks, Norrkoping0.8 


Standings - BasketEttan
Basketettan Standings
North
 1. Eagles 13-1 
 2. Taby 13-2 
 3. Haga Haninge 12-2 
 4. Akropol 10-5 
 5. Blackeberg 9-6 
 6. Lulea Steel 7-8 
 7. Talje 6-8 
 8. Orongo 5-10 
 9. Uppsala KFUM 4-11 
 10. Lidingo 4-11 
 11. Hallsta 3-12 
 12. BG Lulea 2-12 
South
 1. Srbija 11-2 
 2. Nassjo 10-3 
 3. Hoganas 10-4 
 4. Helsingborg 7-5 
 5. Malbas 6-6 
 6. Solna Branten 5-7 
 7. Sanda 5-8 
 8. Norrkoping BK 5-8 
 9. Brahe Basket 4-8 
 10. Eos 4-9 
 11. Fryshuset 3-8 
 12. Kvarnby 2-7 


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Standings - LNA
LNA Standings
 1. Lugano Tigers 15-2 
 2. Fribourg 12-5 
 3. SAV Vacallo 11-6 
 4. Geneve Lions 11-6 
 5. Monthey 11-6 
 6. Boncourt 8-9 
 7. SAM Massagno 7-10 
 8. Starwings 7-10 
 9. BBC Nyon 2-15 
 10. Zurich Wildcats 1-16 


LNA Round 17: Leader Lugano Tigers lose to Monthey - by Eurobasket News
Top ranked Lugano Tigers (15-2) recorded its second loss on the court of fifth ranked Monthey on Wednesday night. Visitors were defeated by Monthey 93-83. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Lugano Tigers. The game was mostly controlled by Monthey. Lugano Tigers managed to win third quarter 24-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 16-of-19 free shots (84.2 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was American forward Arizona Reid (196-86, college: High Point) who scored 29 points and 9 rebounds. American-Jamaican forward Ronald Yates (201-83, college: St.Peter's) chipped in 22 points and 4 assists (was perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line !!!). American-Nigerian guard Michael Efevberha (196-84, college: Cal.St. Northridge) produced 27 points and 4 assists for the guests. Monthey (11-6) have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Geneve Lions and SAV Vacallo. Defending champion Lugano Tigers still keep top position with two games lost. Monthey is looking forward to face Geneve Lions (#4) on the road in the next round. Lugano Tigers will play against BBC Nyon and are hoping to win this game.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Fribourg. Second ranked Fribourg faced 3rd placed Geneve Lions. Host Fribourg (12-5) defeated guests from Geneve (11-6) 63-58. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Geneve Lions. American forward Steve Smith (200-81, college: Iona) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds. Vladimir Buscaglia contributed with 17 points for the winners. Congolese forward Max Kouguere (198-87) answered with 25 points and 6 rebounds for Geneve Lions. Fribourg maintains second place with 12-5 record having just three points less than leader Lugano Tigers. Geneve Lions at the other side keep the third position with six games lost. They share it with Monthey and SAV Vacallo. Fribourg will play against Boncourt (#6) on the road in the next round. Geneve Lions will play against Monthey and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Massagno was also quite interesting. 7th ranked Starwings (7-10) played at the court of eighth ranked SAM Massagno (7-10). SAM Massagno managed to secure a 5-point victory 95-90 on Wednesday. The game was dominated by American players. A.J. Hawkins stepped up and scored 29 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. SAM Massagno's coach Franco Facchinetti used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. Tony Brown responded with 27 points and 6 assists. SAM Massagno moved-up to seventh place, which they share with defeated Starwings. SAM Massagno will meet higher ranked SAV Vacallo (#3) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Starwings will play against Zurich Wildcats (#10) and hope to secure a win.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Nyon. Local BBC Nyon (2-15) was outscored by fourth ranked SAV Vacallo (11-6) 86-66. Martin Mihajlovic nailed 20 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) for the winning side. BBC Nyon's coach Jon Ferguson rotated eleven players seeing no chance for a win. SAV Vacallo moved-up to third place, which they share with Monthey and Geneve Lions. BBC Nyon lost their twelfth game in a row. They keep the ninth position with 15 games lost. SAV Vacallo's next round opponent will be SAM Massagno (#7) at home. BBC Nyon will play against the league's leader Lugano Tigers.

In the last two games of round 17 Boncourt defeated Zurich Wildcats in a road game 84-67. Bottom-ranked Zurich Wildcats were beaten by SAM Massagno at home 56-72.


SAM Massagno - Starwings 95-90

The game in Massagno was also quite interesting. 7th ranked Starwings (7-10) played at the court of eighth ranked SAM Massagno (7-10). SAM Massagno managed to secure a 5-point victory 95-90 on Wednesday. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 28-18. But Starwings won third quarter 30-13. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when SAM Massagno won last quarter 26-23. They made 21-of-26 free shots (80.8 percent) during the game. They shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 52.2 percentage. The game was dominated by American players. Forward A.J. Hawkins (198-85, college: Oklahoma Baptist) stepped up and scored 29 points and 6 rebounds for the winners and forward Branden Johnson (206-86, college: Montana St.) chipped in 18 points and 8 rebounds. SAM Massagno's coach Franco Facchinetti used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. Guard Tony Brown (193-79, college: Arkansas St.) responded with 27 points and 6 assists and guard Vernard Hollins (190-80, college: Wright St., agency: Warren Sports International) produced a double-double by scoring 13 points, 6 rebounds and 10 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. SAM Massagno moved-up to seventh place, which they share with defeated Starwings. SAM Massagno will meet higher ranked SAV Vacallo (#3) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Starwings will play against Zurich Wildcats (#10) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Starwings: T.Brown 27+1reb+6ast, T.McCrory 19+6reb+1ast, V.Hollins 13+6reb+10ast, A.Thompson 10+14reb+3ast, R.Albrecht 8+11reb, M.Petkovic 5+3ast
SAM Massagno: A.Hawkins 29+6reb+3ast, A.Farokhmanesh 19+2reb+1ast, B.Johnson 18+8reb, F.Fridel 12+6reb, V.Faessler 7+4reb, P.Ishiodu 3
gschID: 103703


BBC Nyon - SAV Vacallo 66-86

The game with biggest result difference took place in Nyon. Local BBC Nyon (2-15) was outscored by fourth ranked SAV Vacallo (11-6) 86-66. The game was mostly controlled by SAV Vacallo. BBC Nyon was better in third quarter 23-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. SAV Vacallo players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. Croatian-Slovenian center Martin Mihajlovic (208-81) nailed 20 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) for the winning side and naturalized Senegalese power forward Pape Badji (206-92) accounted for 17 points and 11 rebounds. Four SAV Vacallo players scored in double figures. American center Cruz Daniels (211-85, college: High Point) came up with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 14 rebounds and the other American import swingman Lester Hunte (196-88, college: Northwood Fl.) added 12 points and 9 rebounds respectively for BBC Nyon in the defeat. BBC Nyon's coach Jon Ferguson rotated eleven players seeing no chance for a win. SAV Vacallo moved-up to third place, which they share with Monthey and Geneve Lions. BBC Nyon lost their twelfth game in a row. They keep the ninth position with 15 games lost. SAV Vacallo's next round opponent will be SAM Massagno (#7) at home. BBC Nyon will play against the league's leader Lugano Tigers.
Top scorers:
BBC Nyon: C.Daniels 14+14reb+1ast, L.Hunte 12+9reb+3ast, J.Meylan 11, C.Byron 9+3reb+5ast, L.Vallotton 8+2reb, J.Senderos 8+1reb+2ast
SAV Vacallo: M.Mihajlovic 20+6reb+4ast, R.Kovac 17+1reb+2ast, P.Badji 17+11reb+1ast, J.Rahier 16+2reb+4ast, S.Smiljanic 12+1reb+1ast, R.Gibson 2+9reb+10ast
gschID: 103704


Monthey - Lugano Tigers 93-83

Top ranked Lugano Tigers (15-2) recorded its second loss on the court of fifth ranked Monthey on Wednesday night. Visitors were defeated by Monthey 93-83. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Lugano Tigers. The game was mostly controlled by Monthey. Lugano Tigers managed to win third quarter 24-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 16-of-19 free shots (84.2 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was American forward Arizona Reid (196-86, college: High Point) who scored 29 points and 9 rebounds. American-Jamaican forward Ronald Yates (201-83, college: St.Peter's) chipped in 22 points and 4 assists (was perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line !!!). American-Nigerian guard Michael Efevberha (196-84, college: Cal.St. Northridge) produced 27 points and 4 assists and American forward Mohammed Abukar (208-85, college: San Diego St., agency: Interperformances) added 29 points respectively for the guests. Monthey (11-6) have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Geneve Lions and SAV Vacallo. Defending champion Lugano Tigers still keep top position with two games lost. Monthey is looking forward to face Geneve Lions (#4) on the road in the next round. Lugano Tigers will play against BBC Nyon and are hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Lugano Tigers: M.Abukar 29+2reb, M.Efevberha 27+4reb+4ast, D.Stockalper 8+8reb+1ast, M.Schneiderman 7+5reb, B.Angley 7+2reb+3ast, B.Sanders 3+6reb
Monthey: A.Reid 29+9reb+1ast, R.Yates 22+4reb+4ast, S.Moris 13+10reb+2ast, J.Sharper 8+3reb+3ast, C.Mafuta 7+4reb+2ast, W.Molteni 7+5reb+1ast
gschID: 103705


Fribourg - Geneve Lions 63-58

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Fribourg. Second ranked Fribourg faced 3rd placed Geneve Lions. Host Fribourg (12-5) defeated guests from Geneve (11-6) 63-58. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Geneve Lions. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 22-8. But Geneve Lions won second period 19-13. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American forward Steve Smith (200-81, college: Iona) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds. The former international guard Vladimir Buscaglia (197-80, college: his fellow American import) contributed with 17 points for the winners. Congolese forward Max Kouguere (198-87) answered with 25 points and 6 rebounds and American forward Josh Almanson (205-82, college: Bowling Green) added 9 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Geneve Lions. Fribourg maintains second place with 12-5 record having just three points less than leader Lugano Tigers. Geneve Lions at the other side keep the third position with six games lost. They share it with Monthey and SAV Vacallo. Fribourg will play against Boncourt (#6) on the road in the next round. Geneve Lions will play against Monthey and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Geneve Lions: M.Kouguere 25+6reb+1ast, J.Almanson 9+6reb+1ast, O.Edeki-Agbavwe 7+2reb+1ast, M.Sloan 6+3reb+2ast, J.Jaunin 5+2reb+1ast, J.Srzic 4
Fribourg: S.Smith 20+10reb+2ast, V.Buscaglia 17+4reb+1ast, Y.Holland 7+8reb+2ast, O.Vogt 6+4reb+2ast, T.Williams 5+1reb+7ast, D.Esterkamp 5+5reb+4ast
gschID: 103706


Zurich Wildcats - Boncourt 67-84

There was no surprise when 10th ranked Zurich Wildcats (1-16) were defeated at home by sixth ranked Boncourt (8-9) 84-67. It was a very close game until the last quarter, when Boncourt's pressure prevailed and they won that period 30-16 extending their advantage to 17 points. They made 22-of-28 charity shots (78.6 percent) during the game. American guard Shorown Glover (180-87) nailed 24 points and 8 assists for the winning side and international center Nicolas Dos Santos (200-87) accounted for 12 points and 7 rebounds. Four Boncourt players scored in double figures. Boncourt's coach Antoine Petitjean used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Forward Lucas Waldesbuehl (195-89) came up with 21 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and power forward Simon Bernet (205-84) added 14 points and 6 rebounds respectively for Zurich Wildcats in the defeat. Boncourt maintains sixth place with 8-9 record. Zurich Wildcats lost their sixth game in a row. Newly promoted team stay at the bottom position with 16 games lost. Boncourt's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Fribourg at home and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Zurich Wildcats will play against Starwings (#8) in Basel and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Zurich Wildcats: L.Waldesbuehl 21+6reb+4ast, S.Bernet 14+6reb+2ast, M.Lukic 8+6reb+1ast, I.Castro 8+4reb+1ast, L.Marchand 8+6reb+3ast, Z.Zivanovic 4
Boncourt: S.Glover 24+4reb+8ast, D.Tshomba 13+5reb+2ast, R.Schwaiger 12+1reb+2ast, N.Dos Santos 12+7reb+2ast, J.Stucheli 6+2reb, A.Herrmann 6+1reb+1ast
gschID: 103707


Round 16
Zurich Wildcats - SAM Massagno 56-72

No shocking result in a game when eighth ranked SAM Massagno (7-10) defeated on the road bottom-ranked Zurich Wildcats (1-16) 72-56. The game was mostly controlled by SAM Massagno. Zurich Wildcats was better in third quarter 22-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. SAM Massagno shot 20 for 28 from the free-throw line, while Zurich Wildcats only scored three points from the stripe. 24 personal fouls committed by Zurich Wildcats helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American guard Ali Farokhmanesh (183-88, college: N.Iowa, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement) nailed 27 points and 4 assists for the winning side and his fellow American import forward A.J. Hawkins (198-85, college: Oklahoma Baptist) accounted for 15 points. Serbian center Mladen Lukic (207-92) came up with a double-double by scoring 17 points, 11 rebounds and 4 blocks and forward Lucas Waldesbuehl (195-89) added 4 points and 7 rebounds respectively for Zurich Wildcats in the defeat. Zurich Wildcats' coach Riet Lareida tested ten players seeing no chance for a win. SAM Massagno moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Starwings. Zurich Wildcats lost their sixth game in a row. Newly promoted team stay at the bottom position with 16 games lost. SAM Massagno's next round opponent will be higher ranked SAV Vacallo (#3) in Chiasso and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Zurich Wildcats will play on the road against Starwings (#8) in Basel and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Zurich Wildcats: M.Lukic 17+11reb, I.Castro 11+1reb+1ast, S.Bernet 9+2reb+1ast, L.Marchand 7+3reb+3ast, Z.Zivanovic 4+3reb, L.Waldesbuehl 4+7reb+3ast
SAM Massagno: A.Farokhmanesh 27+4reb+4ast, A.Hawkins 15+4reb+2ast, B.Johnson 14+3reb+2ast, V.Faessler 8+12reb+1ast, F.Fridel 3+1reb, D.Balletta 3+4reb+2ast
gschID: 120557




Stats Leaders LNA
Points Per Game
 Shorown GLOVER
  Boncourt
  (180-G-87)
  Avg: 22.4
 1. Glover, Boncourt22.4 
 2. Reid, Monthey21.8 
 3. Farokhmanesh, SAM M.21.6 
 4. Abukar, Lugano T.21.2 
 5. Brown, Starwings20.3 
 6. Polyblank, Geneve L.20.1 
 7. Popovich, SAV V.19.9 
 8. Yates, Starwings18.6 
 9. Martin, BBC Nyon18.6 
 10. Smith, Fribourg18.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Cruz DANIELS
  BBC Nyon
  (211-C-85)
  Avg: 13.6
 1. Daniels, BBC Nyon13.6 
 2. Yates, Starwings10.0 
 3. Ofoegbu, SAM M.9.9 
 4. Thompson, Starw.9.8 
 5. Reid, Monthey9.5 
 6. Gugino, Boncourt9.0 
 7. Dos Santos, Bonco.8.3 
 8. Sloan, Geneve Lions8.1 
 9. Smith, Fribourg8.1 
 10. Yates, Monthey7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Rickey GIBSON
  SAV Vacallo
  (191-G-84)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Gibson, SAV Vacallo6.9 
 2. Glover, Boncourt6.0 
 3. Hollins, Starwings5.0 
 4. Brown, Starwings4.6 
 5. Draughan, Lugano T.4.5 
 6. Angley, Lugano T.4.4 
 7. Petkovic, Fribourg4.1 
 8. Ross, Geneve Lions4.1 
 9. Sharper, Monthey4.0 
 10. Buscaglia, Fribourg4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Shorown GLOVER
  Boncourt
  (180-G-87)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Glover, Boncourt4.3 
 2. Hunte, BBC Nyon3.4 
 3. Gibson, SAV Vacallo3.4 
 4. Angley, Lugano T.2.8 
 5. Draughan, Lugano T.2.8 
 6. Gugino, Boncourt2.6 
 7. Farokhmanesh, SAM M.2.6 
 8. Sharper, Monthey2.4 
 9. Reid, Monthey2.2 
 10. Efevberha, Lugano T.2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Cruz DANIELS
  BBC Nyon
  (211-C-85)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Daniels, BBC Nyon3.4 
 2. Toure, Geneve Lions2.4 
 3. Lukic, Zurich W.1.8 
 4. Gugino, Boncourt1.6 
 5. Thompson, Starw.1.5 
 6. Sloan, Geneve Lions1.3 
 7. Moris, Monthey1.2 
 8. Sanders, Lugano T.1.1 
 9. Ferguson, Zurich W.0.9 
 10. Vogt, Fribourg0.9 


Union Neuchatel sign Luka Vertel and release Ben Hassen - by Luca Maffioli
Jump Union Neuchatel sign Luka Vertel (196-G/F-86) and release Mohamed Ben Hassen (202-F/C-82). The 24-years old guard/forward played this season with Pully Basket and he averaged 11.6 points, 8.4 boards and 1.9 assists per game in Swiss LNB. Vertel started his career with Lugano Tigers but he played also in Benetton Fribourg Olympic. Mohamed Ben Hassen (202-F/C-82) leaves Neuchatel due to family problems. The Tunisian player averaged 7.3 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 13 games with Union.

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El Ettehad El Sakandary overcame Al-Ittihad to reach the Semifinals - by Eurobasket News
El Ettehad El Sakandary from Egypt overcame Al-Ittihad from Syria to reach the Semifinals of the Dubai International Basketball Championship 2011. El Ettehad El Sakandary needed 81:66 win to meet Sagesse from Lebanon in the Semifinal. Both teams nailed 12 points each in the first period, while the team from Egypt produced a 24-16 to keep the score for good. In another Semifinal Smart Gilas from Philippines will face Al-Wahda.


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  TANZANIA   


TBF names squads for Fiba tourney - by Carlos Pereira
Oliver Albert
by The Citizen http://www.thecitizen.co.tz

Dar es Salaam. As the Fiba Zone V Nations Championship draws closer, the Tanzania Basketball Federation (TBF) yesterday unveiled both mens and womens squads.

Announcing the provisional squads, TBF acting secretary general Michael Maluwe said the mens team comprised 23 ace players while the womens side had 15 players.
Maluwe said both teams were to start fine-tuning their skills yesterday evening, adding that each side would be trimmed to 12 players before flying to Kigali, Rwanda where the tournament will take place from February 7 to 12.
We considered many criteria before selecting the players and we believe the ones weve picked will represent the country well in Kigali, he said.
Even so, the national teams squads have not changed from the ones that flopped in the last editions of the tournament.
Thus it remains to be seen whether they will outdo their opponents this time around and win respect for Tanzania.

Maluwe named the mens team players as: Gerald Baru, Lusajo Samweli (Oilers), Gilbert Batungi, Dogo Nyambura, Juma Kisoky (ABC), Mohamedy Yusuph, George Tarimo, Jije Makani, Musa Chacha (Savio), Andrew Ikungura, Denis Chibula (Pazi).
Others are: Francis Mlewa, Adam Jegame, Frank Kusiga (JKT), Mohamedy Makani (Changombe United), Mohamedy Ally, Alpha Kisusi, Mwalimu Kheri, Sudi Abdurazak (Vijana City Bulls), Robert Edward (Soweto Arusha), Chelu Simion (Heats Mwanza) and Benedictor Mwangara (Chui).

The womens side comprises: Lucy Agustino, Nipael Kessy, Faraja Malaki,Jabu Shabani, Jackline Shemeza and Annomisiata Antony, all from Jeshi Stars.
Others are Evodia Kazinja, Doritha Mbunda, Elizabeth Masenyi, Sekela Domonic, Revina Julius, Nelly Anyengisye, Nyilabu Maximillian (JKT Stars).
The list also includes: Tukusubila David (Vijana Queens), Zakia Kondo, Nina Mliga (Don Bosco Lady Lioness).
Even as the TBF embarks on the teams preparations for the Kigali event, it needs about Sh40 million foot expenses of players upkeep.




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Standings - D1
D1 Standings
 1. ES Sahel 18-1 
 2. Stade Nabeulien 18-1 
 3. Ezzahra 12-6 
 4. ES Rades 10-8 
 5. C Africain 10-9 
 6. JS Kairouan 9-10 
 7. US Monastir 8-11 
 8. C Cheminots 8-11 
 9. JS Manazeh 6-13 
 10. CA Bizerte 5-14 
 11. EOG Kram 5-14 
 12. C Tunisair 4-15 


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  TURKEY   


Stats Leaders - D1
Points Per Game
 Ali KARADENIZ
  Trabzonspor
  (203-F-80)
  Avg: 20.9
 1. Karadeniz, Trabzons.20.9 
 2. Smith, Karsiyaka18.9 
 3. Seibutis, Olin Edirne18.1 
 4. Gibson, Oyak R.18.1 
 5. Smith, Bornova18.0 
 6. Barbour, Erdemir17.8 
 7. Mays, Oyak Renault17.5 
 8. Randle, Aliaga17.5 
 9. Scales, Mersin17.5 
 10. Christopher, Antal.17.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Nedim YUCEL
  Mersin
  (203-F-79)
  Avg: 11.1
 1. Yucel, Mersin11.1 
 2. Thomas, Erdemir11.1 
 3. Mays, Oyak Renault10.3 
 4. Samardjiski, Olin E.10.1 
 5. Aldemir, Karsiyaka9.3 
 6. Wesson, Turk T.9.1 
 7. Smith, Karsiyaka8.9 
 8. Smith, Bornova8.8 
 9. Fitch, Aliaga8.5 
 10. Karadeniz, Trabzons.8.2 
Assists Per Game
 David HOLSTON
  Karsiyaka
  (170-G-86)
  Avg: 6
 1. Holston, Karsiyaka6.0 
 2. Chatman, Besiktas5.4 
 3. Rasic, Trabzonspor5.3 
 4. Ermis, Banvit4.8 
 5. Acik, Galatasaray4.7 
 6. Iverson, Besiktas4.7 
 7. Seibutis, Olin Edirne4.5 
 8. Rowe, Tofas4.5 
 9. Tunceri, Efes Pilsen4.2 
 10. Senturk, Bornova4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Aubrey COLEMAN
  Austin T.
  (193-G-87)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Coleman, Aliaga3.1 
 2. Mays, Oyak Renault2.6 
 3. Holston, Karsiyaka2.5 
 4. Waller, Oyak Renault2.4 
 5. Chatman, Besiktas2.0 
 6. Gibson, Oyak R.2.0 
 7. Rowe, Tofas1.9 
 8. Grier, Mersin1.8 
 9. Prince, Antalya1.8 
 10. Iverson, Besiktas1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Predrag SAMARDJISKI
  Olin Edirne
  (214-C-86)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Samardjiski, Olin E.2.1 
 2. Stiemsma, Turk T.1.8 
 3. Simpsons, Turk T.1.5 
 4. Likholitov, Besiktas1.4 
 5. Johnson, Erdemir1.3 
 6. Francis, Bornova1.3 
 7. Ogilvy, Besiktas1.3 
 8. Mays, Oyak Renault1.2 
 9. Jagla, Turk T.1.2 
 10. Aldemir, Karsiyaka1.2 


Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 2nd week: Fenerbahce-Power Electronics Valencia - by Ege Ozcan
FBU was made a great success last week at Piraeus, won the biggest championship candidate Olympiakos S.F.P. Pireus on the road with a 14 point lead. Today he has to win that game at home but the opposing team doesnt be in the bag. Their defense are very though. Since Power Electronics Valencia was made a contract with Svetislav Pesic (agency: Interperformances ) ; in ABC league they made 10 wins 1 defeat, in Turkish Airlines Euroleague they made 4 wins 1 defeat.

In the beginning of the match both teams didnt want to make mistake but Power Electronics Valencias off rebounds balanced FBUs scorer start. Although FBU led by Marko Tomas and mer Onans scorer play Power Electronics Valencia didnt leave match and the half finished 37-34.Third period the experience of FBU Sarunas Jasikevicius (192-G-76, college: Maryland) showed his difference and FBU was well ahead 8 point but Power Electronics Valencia showed resistance and didnt give up the fight in paint. Last quarter Power Electronics Valencia made up the difference and when there were 11 seconds before the end of match Power Electronics Valencia made his last aggression and score was 75-73. Emir Predzlic has appeared and made two blocs to Rafa Martinez and victory came to Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul . It was a big and important win by FBU to qualify the first 8.



Mersin add Nestor Kommatos - by Eurobasket News
Mersin added depth to their frontcourt. They landed Nestor Kommatos (203-F-77). The 33-year-old forward started the season in Marousi in Greece. He averaged 12.9 points, 6.5 boards and 2.4 assists per game in A1 League. Nestor Kommatos had stints with PAOK, Larisa, Aris and AEK in Greece. He was named the Eurobasket.com All-Greek League Forward of the Year back in 2004. The player was also the Greek National Team player in 2003-05 seasons. Nestor Kommatos also had spells in Israel, Spain, Italy and Russia. Nestor Kommatos will try to help Mersin improve their current 3-13 position in A1 standings. He is expected to join the team at the weekend when Mersin face Antalya at home court.


Erdemir ink deal with Mike Hall - by Eurobasket News
Mike Hall (203-F-84, agency: SportsTalent, college: George Washington) will continue his career in Turkey. The 26-year-old forward has agreed on terms of contract with Erdemir. Mike Hall will replace Lamar Johnson on the roster. Mike Hall started the season in Italy. He averaged 10.8 points, 8.2 boards and 1.8 assists per game for Teramo. The player left the team in November and moved to the USA. Mike Hall joined the Dakota Wizards of D-League. His stats read 9.5 points, 7.6 boards and 1.3 assists for the Wizards. Mike Hall graduated from the George Washington University back in 2006. He then had stints in NBA, D-League and Italy.


Standings - TBL
TBL Standings
 1. Fener.Ulker 14-2 
 2. Banvit 13-3 
 3. Efes Pilsen 12-4 
 4. Galatasaray 12-4 
 5. Besiktas 10-6 
 6. Karsiyaka 10-6 
 7. Olin Edirne 9-8 
 8. Antalya 8-8 
 9. Turk Telekom 8-9 
 10. Trabzonspor 7-9 
 11. Erdemir 5-11 
 12. Tofas 5-11 
 13. Bornova 5-11 
 14. Aliaga 5-11 
 15. Mersin 3-13 
 16. Oyak Renault 3-13 


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  U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS   


Utah Jazz: Raja Bell not feeling it - by David Edole
SALT LAKE CITY In his actions and with his words or lack thereof Jazz guard Raja Bell (196-F/G-76, agency: Interperformances, college: Florida Intern.) has shown he's clearly frustrated with Utah's six-game losing streak.

In the Jazz's last two games, Bell has had words with the Lakers' Andrew Bynum and the Spurs' DeJuan Blair, and been issued two technical fouls. After the loss to San
Antonio, Bell, a consummate professional, quickly left Utah's locker room without speaking to reporters.

Bell said those incidents aren't a reflection of his frustration level. But make no mistake about it, his frustration meter is currently off the charts.

'I'm pretty down,' Bell said. 'It's alright though. It's a long season, so you try not to get too high with the highs or low with the lows, but when you're in the middle of something like
(a six-game losing streak) it's hard. You want to do well.'

Bell would be the first to say that he isn't doing all that well right now. He has lost his shooting touch during Utah's six-game losing streak. He hasn't scored more than five points
in the six defeats. In the Jazz's last six games, he is shooting 7-for-30 from the field.

Bell, a career 40.9 percent 3-point shooter, said he isn't concerned about finding his shot. Not impacting games in any type of way is what's mostly troubling him, and something
he wants to change when the Jazz host the Minnesota Timberwolves tonight.

'It's the whole performance, I think,' Bell said. 'I've played on a lot of teams, and I've made a lot of shots and I've missed a lot of shots. It's not about the shots. At the end of the
day, I'm going to shoot the same percentage I shoot every year. I've done it for 11 years.

'It's more so that I don't feel like I have an impact and that's frustrating because you want to,' Bell continued. 'And you want to either impact it offensively or defensively or with
your energy level, and when you can't really find a way to put your imprint on the game it becomes frustrating.'

Coach Jerry Sloan senses that Bell's frustrations begin with his shooting troubles.

'He's struggled shooting the ball,' Sloan said. 'I think that's one of the things that's hurt him some. He's had some shots that haven't gone down. He just has to stay with it, keep
working.'

Although Bell has gotten into it with opponents and avoided the media in recent days, Sloan doesn't think his shooting guard's frustration level is any higher than the rest of the
Jazz.

'I think we're all frustrated when it's all said and done frustrated we haven't been able to win a couple of games to keep ourselves going,' Sloan said. 'Those are the things
that you got to work through.'

Bell said he and his teammates have to slowly build their way out of their slump, continue to play with the type of energy they had against the Spurs, and they'll get back on track.

'Every night isn't going to be your night to score, or your night to have 30 rebounds, or your night to have 25 assists, but you can still try to find a way to impact the game,' Bell
said. 'Whatever minutes you get whether it's five or 30 or whatever it is find a way to put your imprint on the game. That's how you can bring an energy to the team
worry about yourself and bring the right energy and hopefully everyone else brings it.'

Bell certainly brought it while not backing down from Bynum and Blair. He still seems irritated with the incident with Bynum in the third quarter of Utah's 120-91 loss to the Lakers.
He got tangled up with Bynum and was issued a technical foul during the quarter.

Against the Spurs, Bell went for a loose ball and got caught up with Blair in the fourth quarter. Later, he and Manu Ginobili were issued a double technical.

Both Bynum and Blair tower over Bell, and the Jazz's starting shooting guard didn't back down from either player.

'If you go back and watch those films, I wasn't frustrated,' Bell said. 'Two big guys shoved me to the ground. (Wednesday) night I think it was just a misunderstanding. I was
going for the loose ball. But the other night (against the Lakers) I wasn't frustrated. I mean, the kid (Bynum) shoved me to the ground. I'm not going to let anybody do that whether
we're winning 12 in a row or losing six in a row.'

Bell's actions didn't go unnoticed by his teammates.

'He's doing what he's supposed to be doing standing up for his teammates, standing up for what he feels is right in the game and fighting,' said Jazz forward C.J. Miles. 'It's
not a bad thing. It's what he's supposed to be doing.'

And leaving EnergySolutions Arena without speaking to the media after Wednesday's game? Bell's explanation is simple.

'I didn't feel like talking to y'all (Wednesday) night,' Bell said.

By Andrew Aragon, Deseret News


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  UBL   


PRESEASON ACTION FOR LIGHTNING!! - by Torrence Moody
UBL METROPLEX LIGHTNING fsquared off vs the ARKANSAS WARRIORS. Traveling from Arkansas the Warriors were undersized and not fully loaded. Coach Harris wasn't able to bring his nucleus but had a opportunity to look and some new talent. Coach Mithcell on the other hand wasn't missing to many and the game proved that. With the Lightning jumping out to a ealry lead it was smooth sailing from there. Derrick Knox (UBL ALLSTAR 2010 kept his team close with a remarkable 38 points 8 rebs and 4 assists. His counter part Rodney Compton finished with 22 points as well. The Lightning won the game 124-107 lead by Micah Reed with 31 points 7 rebounds and 3 blocks.
The stats for the Metroplex Lightning were as follows

Harmon 12 pts
Gladney 14 pts 6rebs
Girtmon 23 pts 7 rebs
Tyler 8
Martin 2
Moody 3
Campbell 17
Perkins 2
James 2
Blaylock 2
Chatman 6
White 2

METROPLEX LIGHTNING WILL BE IN ACTION SATURDAY JAN 29th 2011
6PM


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  UKRAINE   


Stats Leaders - Men
Points Per Game
 Steve BURTT
  Dnipro
  (185-G-84)
  Avg: 23.3
 1. Burtt, Dnipro23.3 
 2. Burns, Fe.19.2 
 3. Curry, Azovmash17.4 
 4. Flores, BC Donetsk16.4 
 5. Washington, BC Od.16.2 
 6. Efejuku, Fe.15.2 
 7. Karim, DniproAzot15.0 
 8. DeGroat, BC Odessa14.9 
 9. Williams, Halychyna14.9 
 10. Wiggins, Halychyna14.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Michael FRASER
  DniproAzot
  (203-C/F-84)
  Avg: 10.9
 1. Fraser, DniproAzot10.9 
 2. Wiggins, Halychyna8.9 
 3. Burns, Fe.8.3 
 4. Morrison, Halyc.7.8 
 5. Saltovets, BC Kyiv7.4 
 6. Owens, Azovmash7.3 
 7. Austin, Dnipro7.1 
 8. Thomas, Azovmash6.8 
 9. Chappell, Hoverla6.6 
 10. Hunter, Fe.6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Derrick ZIMMERMAN
  Hoverla
  (189-G-81)
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Zimmerman, Hoverla5.4 
 2. Abernethy, Halyc.5.3 
 3. Funn, Halychyna4.7 
 4. Vasiljevic, BC Do.4.7 
 5. Millage, Khimik4.7 
 6. Sirsnins, DniproAzot4.7 
 7. Burtt, Dnipro4.6 
 8. Brewer, BC Odessa4.5 
 9. Curry, Azovmash4.1 
 10. Swanson, Hoverla3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Curtis MILLAGE
  Khimik
  (185-G-81)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Millage, Khimik2.6 
 2. Love, Mykolaiv1.7 
 3. Gliebov, BC Donetsk1.6 
 4. Burns, Fe.1.6 
 5. Greene, Mykolaiv1.5 
 6. House, Azovmash1.5 
 7. Mazutis, Mykolaiv1.5 
 8. Protic, Khimik1.5 
 9. Zimmerman, Hoverla1.4 
 10. Riabchuk, BC Kyiv1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 James HUGHES
  Mykolaiv
  (211-C-83)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Hughes, Mykolaiv2.6 
 2. Kravtsov, BC Do.2.1 
 3. Hunter, Fe.1.7 
 4. Agafonov, Budiv.1.6 
 5. Pettway, Dnipro1.6 
 6. Turner, BC Odessa1.3 
 7. Zaitsev, Kryvbasb.1.3 
 8. Onufriyev, Mykolaiv1.3 
 9. Morrison, Halyc.1.3 
 10. Owens, Azovmash1.1 


Standings - Superleague
Superleague Standings
 1. BC Donetsk 23-5 
 2. Budivelnyk 21-6 
 3. Azovmash 17-11 
 4. Hoverla 17-11 
 5. Kryvbasbasket 15-12 
 6. Dnipro 14-13 
 7. Ferro-ZNTU 14-14 
 8. Mykolaiv 12-14 
 9. BC Odessa 12-16 
 10. DniproAzot 11-16 
 11. Khimik 9-20 
 12. Halychyna 9-21 
 13. BC Kyiv 6-21 


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  UNITED KINGDOM   


All Eyes On Titanic BBL Trophy Tussle - by Paul Nilsen


Newcastle Eagles and Mersey Tigers will lock horns tonight at Sport Central in what promises to be a titanic tussle with a place in the 2011 BBL Trophy Final against Guildford Heat at stake.

The contest couldnt be more finely balanced after the rare event of an 82-82 draw in the first leg of the semi-final less than 48 hours ago. It was a game that further whetted the appetite for what will be a winner takes all clash this evening.

For both teams there is even more to play for then the added incentive of not only reaching a showpiece BBL Final but playing before an NBA game. For Mersey Tigers have plenty to prove after their BBL Cup final humiliation while Newcastle Eagles were embarrassed by the Tigers the last time they took to the floor in the second leg of a semi-final.

Andrew Sullivan, Perry Lawson, Tafari Toney and of course Tony Garbelotto all go up against their former employers as does Trey Moore (192-G-75, college: Mississippi St.) while another intriguing dimension is that the Eagles are still to lose at their new venue this season.

Aside from the two heavyweights slugging it out in the BBL Trophy, there is plenty of BBL Championship action to look forward to this weekend including the ongoing search for some morale boosting victories for bottom duo Essex Pirates and Worthing Thunder who still only have one win between them.

Thunder Coach Gary Smith knows it will be tough against a One Health Sharks Sheffield team who return after an extended break but is adamant he is more concerned with what his team does with time running out to turn their season around.

We need to understand where they are expecting to get their open looks at the basket, as they are such good shooters from the outside. I think though it's more about us really.

At this stage of the season, we are still looking for our identity as a team, if we don't get our understanding of the way we should be executing both offensively and defensively we will continue to make games harder for ourselves.

Tim Lewis and the Pirates meanwhile host a UCP Marjon Plymouth Raiders team tonight who will want to begin picking up wins on the road to realise their potential while Worthing go up against One Health Sharks Sheffield who return from an extended break having successfully defended their BBL Cup.

Before making the trip to Essex, Raiders must firstly try to continue their rich vein of form at the Pavilions when they host Guildford Heat.

Creon Raftopoulos and the Heat will be looking for at least one win from their weekend double header with their other match up a home game against a Prestige Homes MK Lions side buoyed by their success last time out against Worcester Wolves.

Speaking of which, Paul James and his Wolves team host Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders tomorrow night looking to bounce back from the loss at Lions although the visitors themselves will be out for revenge having recently lost at home to the Wolves a fortnight ago.

Arguably the most attractive BBL Championship meeting of the weekend is once again set to take place at Northgate Arena. After a full house was treated to a classic North West derby game last weekend, this time another big crowd will be up for what promises to be another great game.

The hometown Cheshire Jets go up against the visiting Glasgow Rocks and with both teams currently locked in joint third place in the table, something has to give come Sunday night.



Standings - BBL
BBL Standings
 1. Liverpool MT 14-3 
 2. Newcastle 11-4 
 3. Cheshire Jets 11-4 
 4. Glasgow Rocks 11-4 
 5. Guildford Heat 9-7 
 6. Sheffield Sharks 8-4 
 7. Plymouth 8-7 
 8. Leicester Riders 7-8 
 9. Worcester 7-11 
 10. MK Lions 3-8 
 11. Worthing 1-15 
 12. Essex Pirates 0-15 


Stats Leaders - BBL
Points Per Game
 Jeremy BELL
  Cheshire Jets
  (183-G-83)
  Avg: 24.3
 1. Bell, Cheshire Jets24.3 
 2. Schneck, Cheshire.21.8 
 3. Moore, Newcastle21.6 
 4. Zabas, Plymouth20.4 
 5. Gilbert, Worcester20.3 
 6. Stout, Sheffiel.20.2 
 7. Smith, Newcastle20.1 
 8. Chapman, Newcastle19.5 
 9. Dagostino, Sheffi.19.5 
 10. Nelson, MK Lions19.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Shaun DURANT
  Worthing
  (203-C-81)
  Avg: 10
 1. Durant, Worthing10.0 
 2. Schneck, Cheshire.9.4 
 3. Nottley, Worthing9.3 
 4. Missere, Leices.9.0 
 5. Myers, MK Lions9.0 
 6. Polk, Plymouth8.5 
 7. Williams, Sheffi.8.5 
 8. Tuck, Sheffiel.8.4 
 9. Toney, Liverpoo.8.4 
 10. Rowe, Plymouth8.2 
Assists Per Game
 Trey MOORE
  Newcastle
  (192-G-75)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Moore, Newcastle6.5 
 2. Clark, MK Lions5.3 
 3. Zabas, Plymouth5.3 
 4. Middleton, Worce.5.1 
 5. Patton, Sheffi.4.8 
 6. Bell, Cheshire Jets4.0 
 7. Blount, Leices.4.0 
 8. Missere, Leices.3.9 
 9. Dagostino, Sheffi.3.8 
 10. Harrison, Glasgow .3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Roderick MIDDLETON
  Worcester
  (186-G/F-82)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Middleton, Worce.2.9 
 2. Clark, MK Lions2.5 
 3. Moore, Newcastle2.3 
 4. Prezzie-Blue, Worth.2.2 
 5. Bell, Cheshire Jets2.1 
 6. Harrison, Glasgow .2.1 
 7. Greer, Cheshire.2.0 
 8. Livas, Glasgow .1.9 
 9. Schneck, Cheshire.1.8 
 10. Adu, Essex Pirates1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Otis POLK
  Plymouth
  (206-C-88)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Polk, Plymouth2.4 
 2. Missere, Leices.1.8 
 3. Williams, Sheffi.1.3 
 4. Richard, Newcastle1.2 
 5. Sturt, Essex P.1.1 
 6. Dobbins, Worcester1.1 
 7. Harris, Leices.0.8 
 8. Toney, Liverpoo.0.8 
 9. Nelson, MK Lions0.7 
 10. Tuck, Sheffiel.0.6 


James Warwick strengthens Manchester Magic - by Eurobasket News
Manchester Magic deepened their roster. They landed James Warwick (198-G-85, college: Grayson County CC). The 25-year-old guard started the season in Leicester City Riders. He averaged 1.9 points and 0.9 boards per game in BBL. Last season James Warwick played in Germany. He tallied 24.8 points per game for Hannover Korbjaeger in Oberliga. The guard later moved to Hannover Tigers in 1Bundesliga. James Warwick also had stints in Austria and Italy. Manchester Magic are now only at 3-6 record in EBL. They will face the London Leopards on Saturday and hope for James Warwick to be ready to join the action.


Eagles Unveil Superb Pre-Game Show For Near Capacity 3,000 Crowd - by Paul Nilsen
There was excitement at Sport Central before the BBL Trophy semi-final second leg even tipped tonight off as Newcastle Eagles showcased their superb pre-game show for the very first time.

After the installation of two giant digital screen scoreboards at the 30 million venue, the Eagles were able to show their biggest crowd of the season game footage and some terrific graphics in the build up to the presentation of the home team.

BBL writer Paul Nilsen was impressed with the show.

Having watched games all over Europe and in the most prestigious of competitions, the pre-game presentation was better than most I have seen on the Continent.

In fact, I cant remember seeing a better player presentation with the graphics used.

Things were already excellent at Sport Central but these giant screens at each end of the Arena gives game night an altogether more exciting and dynamic feel.

Most impotently of all, it really does build up the sense of anticipation and excitement.

All in all, its a superb addition for the players, the fans and another plus point for the league.




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  URUGUAY   


History of playoff crossings - by Sergio Palay
Though the playoffs round starts from scratch, it is interesting to know what were the regular-season record.

Thus we see that Bigu (1) has won its three matches to Welcome (8). The other teams divided victories.

Malvin (2) leads to Olimpia (7), Defensor Sporting (3) leads to Hebraica (6) and Trouville (5) is ahead of Aguada (4).
The playoffs begin this weekend and the first round is played to the best of five games.

Results in regular seasson

Bigua vs. Welcome

First Round ---- Bigua 80 - Welcome 78
Second Round ---- Bigua 93 - Welcome 82
Last round ---- Bigu 90 - Welcome 79

Malvn vs. Olimpia



First Round ---- Malvn 89 Olimpia 70
Second Round ---- Malvn 64 Olimpia 67
Last round ---- Malvn 79 Olimpia 78


Aguada vs. Trouville


First Round ---- Aguada 88 Trouville 89
Second Round ---- Aguada 97 Trouville 92
Last Round ---- Aguada 75 Trouville 82

Defensor Sp. vs. Hebraica Macabi


First Round ---- Defensor Sporting 89 - Hebraica 75
Second Round ---- Defensor Sporting 89 - Hebraica 84
Last round ---- Defensor Sporting 82 - Hebraica 84




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  VENEZUELA   


FIBA Americas The groups for the 2011 FIBA Americas Championship were drawn - by Wolfgang Lucena
MAR DEL PLATA (2011 FIBA Americas Championship) The groups of the 2011 FIBA Americas Championship were drawn at NH Provincial Hotel in Mar del Plata, Argentina with many legends of the games and highest authorities from basketball and the government.

After the speeches by the top authorities, the FIBA Americas Secretary General, Alberto Garcia, explained the draw process and called some of the legends to help him draw the teams.

The first couple was Puerto Rico-Canada and was drawn randomly by Leo Gutierrez, power forward of Pearol and the Argentinean National Team where he sent the Canadians to Group A and the Puerto Ricans to Group B; then Horacio 'Tato' Lopez of Uruguay came for the Uruguay-Dominican Republic couple where the Dominicans ended in Group A and the Uruguayans in Group B; Juan Esteban Curuchet drew Venezuela to Group A and Panama to Group B while Jerome Mincy drew Cuba to Group A and Paraguay to Group B

Argentina, by virtue of being the host, selected the group that they wanted to play. Head coach Julio Lamas selected Group B and that way Brazil went with Group A.

The Groups are as follows:

Group A: Canada, Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Cuba and Brazil.
Group B: Puerto Rico, Uruguay, Panama, Argentina and Paraguay.


source

Luis A. Modestti
Press Officer
FIBA AMERICAS - International Basketball Federation


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  VTB UNITED LEAGUE   


Standings
VTB United League Standings
Group A
 1. CSKA 6-1 
 2. Unics 6-1 
 3. Lietuvos Rytas 4-3 
 4. Minsk-2006 4-3 
 5. Dnipro 1-6 
 6. Honka 0-7 
Group B
 1. Khimky 6-1 
 2. Zalgiris 5-2 
 3. Azovmash 4-3 
 4. Asseco Prokom 3-5 
 5. VEF Riga 3-5 
 6. Kalev/Cramo 1-6 


Day 7: Unics Kazan edges Lietuvos Rytas by two points - by Eurobasket News
The most exciting game of round 7 in the VTB United League took place in Kazan. This game ended with only two-point defeat on the road of 3rd placed Lithuanian Lietuvos Rytas (4-3) to second ranked Russian Unics Kazan (6-1) 66-64 in the game for the second place. The hosts trailed by 2 points after three quarters before their 16-12 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Unics Kazan made 16-of-19 free shots (84.2 percent) during the game. American-Russian forward Kelly McCarty (201-75, college: S.Mississippi, agency: Avi Zilberman) fired 25 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. American guard Terrell Lyday (190-79, college: BYU) chipped in 18 points. Guard Martynas Gecevicius (193-88) produced 24 points and 4 assists for lost side. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Unics Kazan maintains second place in Group A with 6-1 record having just 0 victories less than leader CSKA. Defending Lithuanian champion Lietuvos Rytas keep the third position with three games lost. Unics Kazan are looking forward to face Minsk-2006 (#4) on the road in the next round. Lietuvos Rytas will play against the league's leader CSKA Moscow and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An exciting game was played in Mariupol. First ranked Russian Khimky faced their biggest opponent Ukrainian Azovmash. Guests from Khimki (6-1) smashed host Azovmash (4-3) 99-80. Worth to mention a great performance of American swingman Keith Langford (193-83, college: Kansas) who helped to win the game recording 20 points and 6 assists. Sergey Monya contributed with 19 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. Khimky's coach Sergio Scariolo allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American guard Ramel Curry (191-80, college: CSU Bakersfield) answered with 25 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for Azovmash. Khimky maintains first place in Group B with 6-1 record. Defending Ukrainian champion Azovmash dropped to the third position with three games lost. Khimky will play against Asseco Prokom (#4) in Gdynia in the next round. Azovmash will play at home against VEF Riga and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An exciting game was played in Riga. Second ranked Lithuanian Zalgiris faced 4th placed Latvian VEF Riga. Guests from Kaunas (5-2) defeated host VEF Riga (3-5) 79-74. It was a great evening for Mantas Kalnietis who led his team to a victory scoring 13 points. Zalgiris' coach Elias Zouros used entire bench in such tough game. At the losing side Artsiom Parakhouski responded with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds. Zalgiris maintains second place in Group B with 5-2 record behind leader CSKA. VEF Riga at the other side dropped to the fifth position with five games lost. Zalgiris will meet bottom-ranked Kalev/Cramo (#6) in the next round. VEF Riga will play against Azovmash in Mariupol and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Estonian Kalev/Cramo can celebrate finally their first win this season after six consecutive loses. They used home court advantage to defeat Polish Asseco Prokom (3-5) 77-70. It was an exceptional evening for Michael Dunigan who led the winners and scored 9 points and 14 rebounds. Kalev/Cramo maintains sixth place in Group B with 1-6 record. Defending Polish champion Asseco Prokom keeps the fourth position with five games lost. Kalev/Cramo's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Zalgiris in Kaunas and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Asseco Prokom will play at home against the league's leader Khimky in Khimki.
Russian leader CSKA Moscow delivered the sixth victory on Wednesday night. This time they beat 5th ranked Ukrainian Dnipro (1-6) 74-65 in Dnepropetrovsk. Matjaz Smodis fired a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. CSKA Moscow's coach Dmitri Shakulin used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Defending Russian champion maintains first place in Group A with 6-1 record. Loser Dnipro keeps the fifth position with six games lost. CSKA Moscow will face Lietuvos Rytas (#3) in Vilnius in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Dnipro will play at home against Espoo Honka and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last game of round 7 In Group A Minsk-2006 crushed Honka in a road game 86-58.
The best stats of 7th round was 22 points and 17 rebounds by Shawn King of Minsk-2006.


Group A
Dnipro - CSKA 65-74

Russian leader CSKA Moscow delivered the sixth victory on Wednesday night. This time they beat 5th ranked Ukrainian Dnipro (1-6) 74-65 in Dnepropetrovsk. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Dnipro won third quarter 19-18. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Slovenian forward Matjaz Smodis (205-79) fired a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. American-Russian guard J.R. Holden (185-76, college: Bucknell) chipped in 16 points and 5 assists. CSKA Moscow's coach Dmitri Shakulin used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American guard Steve Burtt (185-84, college: Iona) produced 26 points and 4 assists and Canadian forward Denham Brown (198-83, college: Connecticut, agency: Edge Sports) added 11 points respectively for lost side. Defending Russian champion maintains first place in Group A with 6-1 record. Loser Dnipro keeps the fifth position with six games lost. CSKA Moscow will face Lietuvos Rytas (#3) in Vilnius in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Dnipro will play at home against Espoo Honka and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Dnipro: S.Burtt 26+2reb+4ast, D.Brown 11+4reb+2ast, S.Tymofeyenko 8+6reb, A.Pettway 6+7reb, M.Kornienko 5+7reb, O.Shchepkin 4+3reb+1ast
CSKA: T.Langdon 18+4reb+1ast, M.Smodis 17+11reb+1ast, J.Holden 16+2reb+5ast, D.Sokolov 8+2reb+2ast, R.Siskauskas 8+4reb+4ast, J.Gordon 4+4reb+4ast
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Unics - Lietuvos Rytas 66-64

The most exciting game of round 7 in the VTB United League took place in Kazan. This game ended with only two-point defeat on the road of 3rd placed Lithuanian Lietuvos Rytas (4-3) to second ranked Russian Unics Kazan (6-1) 66-64 in the game for the second place. The hosts trailed by 2 points after three quarters before their 16-12 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Unics Kazan made 16-of-19 free shots (84.2 percent) during the game. American-Russian forward Kelly McCarty (201-75, college: S.Mississippi, agency: Avi Zilberman) fired 25 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. American guard Terrell Lyday (190-79, college: BYU) chipped in 18 points. Guard Martynas Gecevicius (193-88) produced 24 points and 4 assists and Bosnian forward Kenan Bajramovic (206-81, agency: Beo Basket) added 16 points respectively for lost side. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Unics Kazan maintains second place in Group A with 6-1 record having just 0 victories less than leader CSKA. Defending Lithuanian champion Lietuvos Rytas keep the third position with three games lost. Unics Kazan are looking forward to face Minsk-2006 (#4) on the road in the next round. Lietuvos Rytas will play against the league's leader CSKA Moscow and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Lietuvos Rytas: M.Gecevicius 24+3reb+4ast, K.Bajramovic 16+3reb+1ast, M.Bjelica 13+3reb+2ast, S.Jasaitis 4+1reb, C.Nalga 4, A.Jomantas 2+6reb
Unics: K.McCarty 25+9reb+1ast, T.Lyday 18+2reb+3ast, M.Lampe 6+3reb+2ast, Z.Pashutin 5+5reb+5ast, P.Samoylenko 4+2reb+2ast, H.Rizvic 2+3reb
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Honka - Minsk-2006 58-86

There was no surprise when bottom-ranked Finnish Espoo Honka (0-7) was crushed at home by fourth ranked Belarusian Minsk-2006 (4-3) 86-58 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Minsk-2006. Espoo Honka was better in third quarter 19-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Minsk-2006 dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Espoo Honka's 36. They outrebounded Espoo Honka 56-25 including a 17-4 advantage in offensive rebounds. Vincentian center Shawn King (208-82, college: ORU) fired a double-double by scoring 22 points and 17 rebounds for the winners. Guard Aliaksandr Kudrautsau (190-80) chipped in 14 points. American center John Williamson (198-86, college: Cincinnati) produced 15 points and 7 rebounds and the other American import guard Jamar Wilson (185-84, college: Albany) added 16 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. Defending Belarusian champion maintains fourth place in Group A with 4-3 record. Loser Espoo Honka still closes the standings with seven games lost. Minsk-2006 will face league's second-placed Unics Kazan at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Espoo Honka will play against Dnipro (#5) in Dnepropetrovsk and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Honka: J.Wilson 16+2reb+1ast, J.Williamson 15+7reb+1ast, T.Iisalo 9+1reb+3ast, S.Vanttaja 5+3reb+1ast, C.Belser 5+4reb+1ast, J.Helenius 3+1reb
Minsk-2006: S.King 22+17reb+3ast, A.Kudrautsau 14+1reb+3ast, M.Sanders 11+5reb, A.Koul 8+6reb+3ast, D.Korshuk 8+5reb, A.Kojenets 6+5reb+1ast
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Group B
Azovmash - Khimky 80-99

An exciting game was played in Mariupol. First ranked Russian Khimky faced their biggest opponent Ukrainian Azovmash. Guests from Khimki (6-1) smashed host Azovmash (4-3) 99-80. The game was mostly controlled by Khimky. Azovmash was better in third quarter 24-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Khimky shot the lights out from three nailing 15 long-distance shots on high 51.7 percentage. Worth to mention a great performance of American swingman Keith Langford (193-83, college: Kansas) who helped to win the game recording 20 points and 6 assists. Forward Sergey Monya (203-83) contributed with 19 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. Khimky's coach Sergio Scariolo allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American guard Ramel Curry (191-80, college: CSU Bakersfield) answered with 25 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and the other American import forward Chris Owens (204-79, college: Texas, agency: Pro One Sports) added 14 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Azovmash. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Khimky maintains first place in Group B with 6-1 record. Defending Ukrainian champion Azovmash dropped to the third position with three games lost. Khimky will play against Asseco Prokom (#4) in Gdynia in the next round. Azovmash will play at home against VEF Riga and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Azovmash: R.Curry 25+6reb+4ast, C.Owens 14+6reb+2ast, D.Alexander 11+3reb+3ast, F.House 10+3reb+3ast, M.Pustozvonov 10+2reb+2ast, D.Pasalic 8+3reb
Khimky: K.Langford 20+4reb+6ast, S.Monya 19+1reb+2ast, T.Kelati 15+3reb+1ast, V.Fridzon 13+6reb+1ast, K.Loncar 13+5reb+2ast, B.Eze 9+4reb+1ast
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Kalev/Cramo - Asseco Prokom 77-70

Estonian Kalev/Cramo can celebrate finally their first win this season after six consecutive loses. They used home court advantage to defeat Polish Asseco Prokom (3-5) 77-70. The hosts were ahead by 2 points but lost the second period ending it with a 4-point deficit before their 27-16 run, which allowed them to win the game. 27 personal fouls committed by Asseco Prokom helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was an exceptional evening for American center Michael Dunigan (208-89, college: Oregon, agency: N.E.T.) who led the winners and scored 9 points and 14 rebounds. Forward Rait Keerles (201-80) accounted for 16 points and 5 rebounds for the winning side. Serbian-Bosnian power forward Ratko Varda (216-79, agency: Alti Sport) came up with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 rebounds and American guard Daniel Ewing (191-83, college: Duke, agency: Alti Sport) added 11 points respectively for Asseco Prokom in the defeat. Four Asseco Prokom players scored in double figures. Kalev/Cramo maintains sixth place in Group B with 1-6 record. Defending Polish champion Asseco Prokom keeps the fourth position with five games lost. Kalev/Cramo's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Zalgiris in Kaunas and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Asseco Prokom will play at home against the league's leader Khimky in Khimki.
Top scorers:
Asseco Prokom: R.Varda 13+10reb+3ast, F.Videnov 12+2reb+1ast, D.Ewing 11+4reb+1ast, M.Wilks 10+1reb+3ast, R.Burrell 9+1reb, R.Witka 7+3reb
Kalev/Cramo: R.Keerles 16+5reb+1ast, J.Toome 16+5reb, R.Tamm 11+2reb+3ast, G.Arbet 10+2reb+2ast, M.Dunigan 9+14reb+2ast, G.Dorbek 8+6reb+1ast
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VEF Riga - Zalgiris 74-79

An exciting game was played in Riga. Second ranked Lithuanian Zalgiris faced 4th placed Latvian VEF Riga. Guests from Kaunas (5-2) defeated host VEF Riga (3-5) 79-74. The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 30-20. But VEF Riga won second period 25-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Zalgiris made 24-of-30 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Zalgiris made 7 blocks. It was a great evening for Lithuanian guard Mantas Kalnietis (196-86, agency: Interperformances) who led his team to a victory scoring 13 points. Guard Martynas Pocius (196-86, college: Duke, agency: Interperformances) helped adding 15 points. Four Zalgiris players scored in double figures. Zalgiris' coach Elias Zouros used entire bench in such tough game. At the losing side Belarusian center Artsiom Parakhouski (211-87, college: Radford) responded with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds and forward Kristaps Janicenoks (196-83) scored 20 points. Zalgiris maintains second place in Group B with 5-2 record behind leader CSKA. VEF Riga at the other side dropped to the fifth position with five games lost. Zalgiris will meet bottom-ranked Kalev/Cramo (#6) in the next round. VEF Riga will play against Azovmash in Mariupol and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
VEF Riga: A.Parakhouski 20+10reb+1ast, K.Janicenoks 20+2reb+2ast, T.Hughes 12+5reb+3ast, S.Valters 6+1reb+1ast, D.Bertans 5+6reb+4ast, T.Cain 5+7reb+2ast
Zalgiris: M.Pocius 15+2reb+1ast, M.Kuzminskas 14+1reb, M.Kalnietis 13+3reb+3ast, P.Jankunas 10+1reb+3ast, T.Delininkaitis 6+4reb+2ast, M.Brown 5+1reb+1ast
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Women News

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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE - Women  


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Ljubica KURE
  AJM Maribor
  (178-G-81)
  Avg: 20.3
 1. Kure, AJM Maribor20.3 
 2. Baric, Merkur C.18.1 
 3. Miller, Lupa Promot.16.6 
 4. Butulija, Partizan16.5 
 5. Bedalov, Medvescak16.2 
 6. Turcinovic, Merkur C.16.0 
 7. Pilav, Celik15.3 
 8. Bigovic, Jedinstv.15.1 
 9. Ivezic, Gospic15.1 
 10. Dover, AJM Maribor15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ana TURCINOVIC
  Merkur Celje
  (190-C-93)
  Avg: 12.4
 1. Turcinovic, Merkur C.12.4 
 2. Popovic, Jedinstv.9.5 
 3. Miller, Lupa Promot.9.2 
 4. Stone, Partizan8.2 
 5. Matic, Lupa P.8.1 
 6. Ivankovic, Jolly8.0 
 7. Vrsaljko, Gospic7.8 
 8. Bedalov, Medvescak7.7 
 9. Radovic, Vozdovac7.5 
 10. Stjepanovic, Radivo.6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Maurita REID
  Gospic
  (173-G-85)
  Avg: 4.9
 1. Reid, Gospic4.9 
 2. Baric, Merkur C.4.6 
 3. Mehmedic, Celik3.9 
 4. Peric, Medvescak3.5 
 5. Misura, Jolly3.5 
 6. Mandir, Gospic3.3 
 7. Prlja, Vozdovac3.1 
 8. Lokas, Jolly3.1 
 9. Butulija, Partizan3.0 
 10. Cakic, Jolly2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Jasmina BIGOVIC
  Jedinstvo BP
  (174-G-79)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Bigovic, Jedinstv.2.9 
 2. Reid, Gospic2.9 
 3. Drozg, AJM Maribor2.8 
 4. Butulija, Partizan2.8 
 5. Prlja, Vozdovac2.7 
 6. Dover, AJM Maribor2.4 
 7. Mehmedic, Celik2.4 
 8. Djuric, Vojvodina2.4 
 9. Bura, Vojvodina2.3 
 10. Klein, Merkur Celje2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Natasa POPOVIC
  Jedinstvo BP
  (190-C-82)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Popovic, Jedinstv.3.1 
 2. Ivankovic, Jolly1.9 
 3. Vrsaljko, Gospic1.8 
 4. Bedalov, Medvescak1.2 
 5. Tikvic, Medvescak1.1 
 6. Miller, Lupa Promot.0.9 
 7. Stone, Partizan0.8 
 8. Ajanovic, Radivoj .0.7 
 9. Begic, Medvescak0.5 
 10. Mazic, Lupa P.0.5 


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  AUSTRALIA - Women  


Standings - WNBL
WNBL Standings
 1. Canberra C. 15-3 
 2. Bulleen B. 14-2 
 3. Bendigo S. 11-7 
 4. Logan T. 10-7 
 5. Dandenong R. 9-8 
 6. Sydney UF 9-9 
 7. Townsville F. 8-9 
 8. Waves 6-13 
 9. AIS 3-15 
 10. Adelaide 2-14 


Stats Leaders - WNBL
Points Per Game
 Elizabeth CAMBAGE
  Bulleen B.
  (203-C-91)
  Avg: 22.4
 1. Cambage, Bulle.22.4 
 2. Denson, Sydney UF19.5 
 3. Madgen, Bendigo S.16.8 
 4. Macleod, Dandenon.15.9 
 5. Ebzery, Sydney UF15.7 
 6. Bishop, Dandenon.14.9 
 7. Graham, Logan T.14.7 
 8. Jarry, Bulleen B.14.6 
 9. Marsh, Waves14.2 
 10. Harrower, Bendi.14.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Cayla FRANCIS
  Logan T.
  (192-C-89)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Francis, Logan T.9.3 
 2. Tolo, Canberra C.9.1 
 3. Cambage, Bulle.8.0 
 4. Gahan, Dandenong R.7.3 
 5. Veal, Logan T.7.2 
 6. Denson, Sydney UF7.1 
 7. Cosier, Canberra C.6.9 
 8. Richards, Bendi.6.9 
 9. Bishop, Dandenon.6.9 
 10. Penaluna, Bulleen B.6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Kristen VEAL
  Logan T.
  (176-G-81)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Veal, Logan T.6.1 
 2. O''Hea, Bulleen B.5.7 
 3. Macleod, Dandenon.5.2 
 4. Harrower, Bendi.5.2 
 5. Flanagan, Townsvil.4.9 
 6. Bevilaqua, Waves4.7 
 7. Marino, Adelaide3.5 
 8. Walker, Adelaide3.1 
 9. Milner, Bulleen B.3.0 
 10. Hunt, Canberra C.2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Kristen VEAL
  Logan T.
  (176-G-81)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Veal, Logan T.2.4 
 2. Batkovic-B., Canber.2.0 
 3. Bevilaqua, Waves1.9 
 4. Walker, Adelaide1.8 
 5. Cole, AIS1.8 
 6. Hill, Townsville F.1.5 
 7. Zavecz, Bulleen B.1.4 
 8. Gahan, Dandenong R.1.4 
 9. Cosier, Canberra C.1.4 
 10. Allen, AIS1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Marianna TOLO
  Canberra C.
  (196-C-89)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Tolo, Canberra C.2.7 
 2. Cambage, Bulle.2.7 
 3. Walker, Adelaide2.2 
 4. Robinson, Dandenon.1.6 
 5. Newley, Adelaide1.4 
 6. Francis, Logan T.1.3 
 7. Penaluna, Bulleen B.1.3 
 8. Batkovic-B., Canber.1.2 
 9. Harper, Waves1.2 
 10. Allen, AIS1.0 


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  BALTIC LEAGUE - Women  


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Mirjam NIKOLAI
  TLU/Volta
  (178-G-86)
  Avg: 18.9
 1. Nikolai, TL.18.9 
 2. Anderson, Spart.17.7 
 3. Belyakova, Spart.17.1 
 4. Junaid, Spartak SP17.0 
 5. Kozun, Olimpia16.8 
 6. Murauskaya, Berez.16.7 
 7. Musatava, Victoria15.7 
 8. Filonchyk, Olimpia14.9 
 9. Gricaeva, Spart.14.8 
 10. Dyeva, Serene14.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Rashidat JUNAID
  Spartak SP
  (193-C-87)
  Avg: 12.3
 1. Junaid, Spartak SP12.3 
 2. Gricaeva, Spart.10.5 
 3. Galdikaite, MRU10.0 
 4. Kozun, Olimpia9.8 
 5. Murauskaya, Berez.8.9 
 6. Filonchyk, Olimpia8.8 
 7. Kakhanskaya, Victo.8.5 
 8. Dyeva, Serene8.2 
 9. Paskalenko, Spart.8.1 
 10. Kalinichenko, Serene8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Ala MURAUSKAYA
  Berezina
  (185-F-85)
  Avg: 4.6
 1. Murauskaya, Berez.4.6 
 2. Kashlei, Olimpia4.5 
 3. Zintikaite, MRU3.9 
 4. Ciglar, Spartak SP3.8 
 5. Padshyvalava, Victo.3.7 
 6. Padabed, Minsk.3.6 
 7. Yuzhakova, Spart.3.3 
 8. Givens, Minsk-20063.2 
 9. Keyru, Spartak SP3.2 
 10. Dubas, Olimpia3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Katerina KEYRU
  Spartak SP
  (182-F-88)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Keyru, Spartak SP4.5 
 2. Kuhareva, Spart.3.8 
 3. Murauskaya, Berez.3.6 
 4. Padshyvalava, Victo.3.2 
 5. Miil, TL.2.9 
 6. Gricaeva, Spart.2.8 
 7. Ciglar, Spartak SP2.8 
 8. Belyakova, Spart.2.8 
 9. Musatava, Victoria2.5 
 10. Okuneva, TL.2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Valeria KAST
  TLU/Volta
  (201-C-87)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Kast, Minsk-20061.9 
 2. Murauskaya, Berez.1.8 
 3. Paskalenko, Spart.1.8 
 4. Istseliatsov., Minsk-.1.6 
 5. Galdikaite, MRU1.5 
 6. Rashcenia, Victoria1.3 
 7. Filonchyk, Olimpia1.3 
 8. Gricaeva, Spart.1.3 
 9. Kozun, Olimpia1.2 
 10. Kalenta, Berezina1.2 


Standings
Baltic League Standings
 1. Spartak SP 11-0 
 2. Minsk-2006 11-2 
 3. Olimpia 10-2 
 4. Berezina 7-6 
 5. Eclex Tallinn 5-9 
 6. MRU 4-9 
 7. Victoria 3-9 
 8. Serene 2-9 
 9. TLU/Volta 2-9 


Round 4: TLU/Volta is defeated by Eclex Tallinn in a derby game - by Eurobasket News
The most interesting game of round 4 was a derby match between two teams from Estonia. Fifth ranked Eclex Tallinn outleveled host TLU/Volta (2-9) 103-52. The game without a history. Eclex Tallinn led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 82 of its points in the paint compared to TLU/Volta's 30. They outrebounded TLU/Volta 46-34 including 28 on the offensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of center Manja Bratka (186-92) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 15 points and 14 rebounds and center Mailis Pokk (185-92) who added 13 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists during the contest. At the losing side guard Mirjam Nikolai (178-86) responded with 24 points. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Defending Estonian champion maintains fifth position with 5-9 record. TLU/Volta at the other side dropped to the bottom place with nine games lost. They share the position with Serene. The game in Vilnius was also worth to mention about. Fourth ranked Belarusian Berezina-RCOR (7-6) played at the court of 6th ranked Lithuanian MRU (4-9). Berezina-RCOR defeated MRU 55-43. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of MRU. The winners were led by forward Ala Murauskaya (185-85) who scored that evening 17 points, 9 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals and Hanna Kalenta supported her with 14 points and 6 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Even 14 points and 6 rebounds by forward Sarune Povilionyte (182-88) did not help to save the game for MRU. Defending Belarusian champion maintains fourth position with 7-6 record. MRU at the other side keeps the sixth place with nine games lost.

The game in Vilnius supposed to be also quite interesting. Second ranked Belarusian Minsk-2006 (11-2) played at the court of 6th ranked Lithuanian MRU (4-9). Minsk-2006 smashed MRU 73-42 on Tuesday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of MRU. Viktoryia Pantsiukh fired 19 points for the winners. Inga Aleksaite produced 9 points and 12 rebounds for lost side. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Minsk-2006 have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 11-2 record having just -2 point less than leader Spartak SP. Loser MRU keeps the sixth place with nine games lost. The game in Vilnius was also worth to mention about. 5th ranked Estonian Eclex Tallinn (5-9) played at the court of sixth ranked Lithuanian MRU (4-9). MRU managed to secure a 7-point victory 68-61. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Eclex Tallinn. It was a very good performance for Sarune Povilionyte who helped to win the game recording 16 points and 6 rebounds. MRU maintains sixth position with 4-9 record. Defending Estonian champion Eclex Tallinn keeps the fifth place with nine games lost.


In the last two games of round 4 Eclex Tallinn was destroyed by Minsk-2006 on the opponent's court 84-43. Berezina managed to outperform Eclex Tallinn in a home game 68-60.


MRU - Berezina 43-55

The game in Vilnius was also worth to mention about. Fourth ranked Belarusian Berezina-RCOR (7-6) played at the court of 6th ranked Lithuanian MRU (4-9). Berezina-RCOR defeated MRU 55-43. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of MRU. The game was mostly controlled by Berezina-RCOR. MRU was better in third quarter 17-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding MRU to just 6 points in second quarter and to 13 points in first half. Berezina-RCOR held MRU to an opponent 21.7 percent shooting from the field compared to 44.6 percent accuracy of the winners. Berezina-RCOR brought some defensive toughness making 7 blocks. The winners were led by forward Ala Murauskaya (185-85) who scored that evening 17 points, 9 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals and power forward Hanna Kalenta (187-94) supported her with 14 points and 6 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Even 14 points and 6 rebounds by forward Sarune Povilionyte (182-88) did not help to save the game for MRU. Center Inga Aleksaite (193-89) added 9 points and 10 rebounds for lost side. Defending Belarusian champion maintains fourth position with 7-6 record. MRU at the other side keeps the sixth place with nine games lost.

Top scorers:
Berezina: A.Murauskaya 17+9reb+7ast, H.Kalenta 14+6reb, N.Jakovits 8+5reb+4ast, H.Kalikh 8+2reb, G.Shylovich 4+2reb+3ast, J.Haponova 2+2reb
MRU: S.Povilionyte 14+6reb+1ast, I.Aleksaite 9+10reb+1ast, S.Martinkute 5+4reb+2ast, N.Bytautaite 4+9reb+2ast, I.Grigaite 4+4reb+1ast, G.Sniokaite 3+2reb


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MRU - Minsk-2006 42-73

The game in Vilnius supposed to be also quite interesting. Second ranked Belarusian Minsk-2006 (11-2) played at the court of 6th ranked Lithuanian MRU (4-9). Minsk-2006 smashed MRU 73-42 on Tuesday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of MRU. The game without a history. Minsk-2006 led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding MRU to just 7 points in first quarter. Minsk-2006 held MRU to an opponent 18.9 percent shooting from the field compared to 39.7 percent accuracy of the winners and made 21-of-25 free shots (84.0 percent) during the game. Minsk-2006 forced 21 MRU turnovers and outrebounded them 45-34 including 34 on the defensive glass. Forward Viktoryia Pantsiukh (185-87) fired 19 points for the winners. Power forward Volha Istseliatsova (189-88) chipped in 9 points and 9 rebounds. Center Inga Aleksaite (193-89) produced 9 points and 12 rebounds and power forward Simona Martinkute (178-86) added 8 points and 7 rebounds respectively for lost side. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Minsk-2006 have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 11-2 record having just -2 point less than leader Spartak SP. Loser MRU keeps the sixth pl