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  ABA   


Chicago Fury added to ABA travel team roster - by Gianni Pascucci
The American Basketball Association announced that the Chicago Fury has been added as an official ABA Travel Team and will play 10-15 games this season. 'ABA Travel Teams are an important part of the ABA plan,' stated Joe Newman . 'They fill in holes in the ABA schedules and provide excellent competition for our teams. The Chicago Fury is no exception.'
Led by Kendalle Delaney, a track and field coach at North Lawndale College Prep High School and the Legacy Runners Athletic Club in Chicago, the Chicago Fury is a not-for-profit organization that provides opportunities for young players seeking a professional career in basketball. 'There are so many good players in the Chicago area,' commented Delaney, 'and we feel that we can be very competitive. We appreciate the ABA giving us an opportunity to compete on that level. Our players are very excited.'
For more information, call 773 417 1944 or 773 979 0914 or email chicagofurybasketball@gmail.com


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  ASIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS   


Sam Daghlas: I take pride of being a leader. Very excited for the upcoming Season in China! - by Omar Shafaamri
Asia-Basket is happy to meet Asia's Best Point Guard and the Silver medalist at the 26th FIBA Asia Championship Daghles Osama (198-G-79, college: Midwestern St.)

- Tell us about your feelings getting the 2nd place in Wuhan2011 ?
Sam: Well, It feels great to come in 2nd. But still hurts to come one shot away from wining the Asian championship and to qualify to the 2012 Olympics. I think we showed the world that we did deserve to be there and to win it too. Im very proud of the guys and how they performed.

- Critical Moments Loss, With Iran in FIBA Asia 2009- Semi Final, with Australia in FIBA World 2010 and now with China in FIBA Asia 2011-Final, What's the Secret behind it?! is it a Habit , lack of Experience or Bad Coaching?
Sam: Its none of the above. Its bad luck and you need luck at the end of the games most of the times. If you look back at all of the last shots weve taken in the past games you can see we did take good shots but they didnt fall. I hope this will change soon for the better.

- Jordan NT Coach Thomas Baldwin talked about an inspirational Speech you made minutes before the Quarter Finals Game with Iran, Tell us about it?
Sam: I still cant believe coach put me on the spot about that. LOL As you guys know I take pride of being a leader, thats why I thought it was needed at the time for what we were going through. I felt that we need some kind of inspiration going into Iran game and im very thankful it helped. What really matters most is the guys went out and gave everything they had to win the game and thats what its all about the team.

- What do you think of our Chances in the Olympics Qualifying Tournament next year in New Zealand ?
Sam: Very tough but doable by no means. We will always have a chance. But it will require us to get the basketball game on track in Jordan. We need to have a league with imports, teams that want to found and support basketball and improve the game, improve the marketing of the game and more.

- Veterans Zaid Alkhas and Ayman Idais declared their Retirement from the NT, Enver Soobzokov is 33, you are 32. Who's going to close the gap this great Generation will leave ?
Sam: I think they decided to retire due to personal reasons nothing more. I think they both can still play and help. Yes im 32 but I learned to take care of my body by eating properly and training smart. I easily can play for years to come if I chose to. I still love the game and enjoy every second of competing. I do get tired of the traveling but you have to sacrifice in life to become. Im doing something I love and im thankful god gave me the opportunity to do this for living.

- Our Basketball reached the World Best Level, but in comparison to Soccer (Despite the Huge Differnce in Achievements) it's still ignored from the Government, Sponsors. What's the Reason behind that?!
Sam: I have no idea to be honest. Its sad though. Maybe we are just not a sport country. Soccer and basketball are doing lots of great things for the country and with more support and push we can even do more. I hope one day I can see sports in Jordan being supported like other countries.

- How can we maintain this achievement aiming for the title in FIBA Asia 2013 ?
Sam: Prepare smart, hard and well. Have a plan and stick to it. I think we have a shot to qualify to the world cup once again but it will require some real hard work.

- What do you think of Coach Tab Baldwin ? What's the difference between him and NT EX-Coach Mario Palma ? Who's System you believe suits our NT the most?
Sam: I love coach Baldwin, hes a great coach and his resume speaks for it self. Hes basketball junkie like my self. Him and I had great conversations about basketball and life this past summer. He has a great system if its executed right by the players it will do wonders. You will never see 2 coaches with the same system. They are both deferent and they both succeeded with their system at a high level. I enjoyed playing for every coach I played for in the past.

- What do you think will improve basketball in the middle east?
Sam:Having a west Asia league, allowing teams to have an Arab player as a local on teams to help improve the level of the clubs. Televise the league. Market it well. I think thats how we can start going into the right direction and get people interested to be a part of basketball again. Basketball has grown in west Asia as you see. We are competing with higher-level countries so its that time to advance our game and basketball in West Asia. Hope to see that in the up coming years.

- What do you expect from your Second year in CBA, taking into consideration that (due to NBA Lockout) many NBA Stars will play in China this Season?
Sam: Im very excited for the upcoming season in the CBA. I think its going to be one of their best seasons in the past years due to big names signing in the CBA this year. We are seeing NBA players getting signed by many Chinese teams. Im looking forward to continuing the success I had last season as I lead the league in assist. My goal this year to help my team make the playoffs.

- Who's your Idol Basketball Player (Old & New) ?
Sam: Old was magic Johnson and Michel Jordan. Now its Steve Nash and Kobe.

- Untill when will Sam Daghlas impress his big Fan Base ?
Sam: I think thats up to how hard I keep working for the up coming years and god willing I stay healthy. The fans shouldnt have any worries when it comes down to Sam doing his job on the court.

- What's the Dream you still did not reach ?
Sam: I almost did it this summer and qualified to the Olympics but god had another plan and im fine with it. I dont look at dreams I set goals and work my behind off to reach them.

- What do you think of Asia-Basket Website ?!
Sam: Best website out there. It keeps everyone around the world updated to whats going on in this part of the world.

- Your Last Words to the Fans ?
Sam: Thank you all for all of the support you have given me in the past years and lets not stop now. Keep following me through out the season along with facebook and twitter account. Thank you and god bless.

Interviewed by Omar Shafaamri
09.10.2011


Sam Daghlas: I take pride of being a leader. Very excited for the upcoming Season in China! - by Omar Shafaamri
Asia-Basket is happy to meet Asia's Best Point Guard and the Silver medalist at the 26th FIBA Asia Championship Daghles Osama (198-G-79, college: Midwestern St.)

- Tell us about your feelings getting the 2nd place in Wuhan2011 ?
Sam: Well, It feels great to come in 2nd. But still hurts to come one shot away from wining the Asian championship and to qualify to the 2012 Olympics. I think we showed the world that we did deserve to be there and to win it too. Im very proud of the guys and how they performed.

- Critical Moments Loss, With Iran in FIBA Asia 2009- Semi Final, with Australia in FIBA World 2010 and now with China in FIBA Asia 2011-Final, What's the Secret behind it?! is it a Habit , lack of Experience or Bad Coaching?
Sam: Its none of the above. Its bad luck and you need luck at the end of the games most of the times. If you look back at all of the last shots weve taken in the past games you can see we did take good shots but they didnt fall. I hope this will change soon for the better.

- Jordan NT Coach Thomas Baldwin talked about an inspirational Speech you made minutes before the Quarter Finals Game with Iran, Tell us about it?
Sam: I still cant believe coach put me on the spot about that. LOL As you guys know I take pride of being a leader, thats why I thought it was needed at the time for what we were going through. I felt that we need some kind of inspiration going into Iran game and im very thankful it helped. What really matters most is the guys went out and gave everything they had to win the game and thats what its all about the team.

- What do you think of our Chances in the Olympics Qualifying Tournament next year in New Zealand ?
Sam: Very tough but doable by no means. We will always have a chance. But it will require us to get the basketball game on track in Jordan. We need to have a league with imports, teams that want to found and support basketball and improve the game, improve the marketing of the game and more.

- Veterans Zaid Alkhas and Ayman Idais declared their Retirement from the NT, Enver Soobzokov is 33, you are 32. Who's going to close the gap this great Generation will leave ?
Sam: I think they decided to retire due to personal reasons nothing more. I think they both can still play and help. Yes im 32 but I learned to take care of my body by eating properly and training smart. I easily can play for years to come if I chose to. I still love the game and enjoy every second of competing. I do get tired of the traveling but you have to sacrifice in life to become. Im doing something I love and im thankful god gave me the opportunity to do this for living.

- Our Basketball reached the World Best Level, but in comparison to Soccer (Despite the Huge Differnce in Achievements) it's still ignored from the Government, Sponsors. What's the Reason behind that?!
Sam: I have no idea to be honest. Its sad though. Maybe we are just not a sport country. Soccer and basketball are doing lots of great things for the country and with more support and push we can even do more. I hope one day I can see sports in Jordan being supported like other countries.

- How can we maintain this achievement aiming for the title in FIBA Asia 2013 ?
Sam: Prepare smart, hard and well. Have a plan and stick to it. I think we have a shot to qualify to the world cup once again but it will require some real hard work.

- What do you think of Coach Tab Baldwin ? What's the difference between him and NT EX-Coach Mario Palma ? Who's System you believe suits our NT the most?
Sam: I love coach Baldwin, hes a great coach and his resume speaks for it self. Hes basketball junkie like my self. Him and I had great conversations about basketball and life this past summer. He has a great system if its executed right by the players it will do wonders. You will never see 2 coaches with the same system. They are both deferent and they both succeeded with their system at a high level. I enjoyed playing for every coach I played for in the past.

- What do you think will improve basketball in the middle east?
Sam:Having a west Asia league, allowing teams to have an Arab player as a local on teams to help improve the level of the clubs. Televise the league. Market it well. I think thats how we can start going into the right direction and get people interested to be a part of basketball again. Basketball has grown in west Asia as you see. We are competing with higher-level countries so its that time to advance our game and basketball in West Asia. Hope to see that in the up coming years.

- What do you expect from your Second year in CBA, taking into consideration that (due to NBA Lockout) many NBA Stars will play in China this Season?
Sam: Im very excited for the upcoming season in the CBA. I think its going to be one of their best seasons in the past years due to big names signing in the CBA this year. We are seeing NBA players getting signed by many Chinese teams. Im looking forward to continuing the success I had last season as I lead the league in assist. My goal this year to help my team make the playoffs.

- Who's your Idol Basketball Player (Old & New) ?
Sam: Old was magic Johnson and Michel Jordan. Now its Steve Nash and Kobe.

- Untill when will Sam Daghlas impress his big Fan Base ?
Sam: I think thats up to how hard I keep working for the up coming years and god willing I stay healthy. The fans shouldnt have any worries when it comes down to Sam doing his job on the court.

- What's the Dream you still did not reach ?
Sam: I almost did it this summer and qualified to the Olympics but god had another plan and im fine with it. I dont look at dreams I set goals and work my behind off to reach them.

- What do you think of Asia-Basket Website ?!
Sam: Best website out there. It keeps everyone around the world updated to whats going on in this part of the world.

- Your Last Words to the Fans ?
Sam: Thank you all for all of the support you have given me in the past years and lets not stop now. Keep following me through out the season along with facebook and twitter account. Thank you and god bless.

Interviewed by Omar Shafaamri
09.10.2011


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  BELGIUM   


Standings - Division II
D2 Standings
 1. Gembo 5-0 
 2. Essor Charleroi 4-1 
 3. St-Niklase 4-1 
 4. Waregem 4-1 
 5. Excelsior 3-2 
 6. Sint-Jan Ant. 3-2 
 7. Liege II 3-2 
 8. Fleurus 3-2 
 9. Kangar.-Boom 2-3 
 10. Sprimont 1-4 
 11. Melsele 1-4 
 12. M.Hainaut II 1-4 
 13. Gistel 1-4 
 14. De Westhoek 0-5 


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  BRAZIL   


Stats Leaders - BNL
Points Per Game
 Jermaine BARNES
  (194-G/F-82)
  Avg: 27.3
 1. Barnes, GIE M.27.3 
 2. Barrett, S.Generals26.6 
 3. Perkins, Austin K.24.3 
 4. Sloan, S.Generals24.2 
 5. Sloan, S.Generals24.0 
 6. Kearse, Dallas S.24.0 
 7. James, DFW W.22.5 
 8. Holmes, Atlanta A.21.7 
 9. Allison, Houston E.21.6 
 10. Clark, Z*St..21.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Sylvester MORGAN
  USA
  (208-C-83)
  Avg: 13.1
 1. Morgan, GIE M.13.1 
 2. Dailey, GIE M.12.6 
 3. Hall, Z*St..10.8 
 4. Bryant, Dallas S.10.5 
 5. Hill, DFW Warriors10.2 
 6. Akpele, S.Generals10.2 
 7. Akpele, S.Generals10.1 
 8. Wilson, Tennesse.9.7 
 9. Davis, Dallas Stars9.6 
 10. Holmes, Atlanta A.9.6 
Assists Per Game
 DeAndre BRAY
  (168-G-85)
  Avg: 9.9
 1. Bray, S.Generals9.9 
 2. De La Cruz, S.Gen.9.8 
 3. Horton, DFW W.9.5 
 4. De La Cruz, S.Gen.9.3 
 5. Williams, GIE M.8.3 
 6. Haskins, C.Texas C.8.3 
 7. Belton, GIE M.7.9 
 8. Belton, Atlanta A.7.9 
 9. Beaulah, GIE M.6.4 
 10. Douglas, DFW W.6.3 
Steals Per Game
 Freddie WILLIAMS
  (188-G-87)
  Avg: 4.1
 1. Williams, S.Genera.4.1 
 2. Williams, S.Genera.3.6 
 3. Kearse, Dallas S.3.5 
 4. Williams, GIE M.3.3 
 5. Bray, S.Generals3.0 
 6. Brown, Houston E.2.7 
 7. Taylor, Tennesse.2.7 
 8. Haskins, C.Texas C.2.5 
 9. Snell, Atlanta A.2.4 
 10. Barnes, GIE M.2.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Demario WILLIAMS
  (216-C-85)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Williams, GIE M.6.2 
 2. Moore, S.Generals5.5 
 3. Morgan, GIE M.5.0 
 4. Bryant, Dallas S.4.7 
 5. Davis, Dallas Stars3.2 
 6. Wilson, Tennesse.3.0 
 7. Hall, Z*St..2.9 
 8. Hill, DFW Warriors2.5 
 9. Stokes, Dallas S.2.4 
 10. Dailey, GIE M.2.4 


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  CZECH REPUBLIC   


Standings - NBL
NBL Standings
 1. BK Decin 4-0 
 2. BK Prostejov 3-0 
 3. BK Pardubice 3-1 
 4. NH Ostrava 3-1 
 5. USK Praha 3-1 
 6. BC Kolin 2-1 
 7. CEZ Nymburk 2-1 
 8. Chomutov 1-2 
 9. Svitavy 1-2 
 10. Usti n/Labem 1-3 
 11. Plzen 1-3 
 12. Inter Bratislava 1-3 
 13. Levice 1-4 
 14. B&W Opava 0-4 


Standings - D2
1Liga Standings
 1. J.Hradec 5-0 
 2. Opava B 4-1 
 3. Proton Zlin 4-1 
 4. Sparta Praha 4-1 
 5. Sokol H.Kralove 4-1 
 6. Trutnov 3-1 
 7. Benesov 3-2 
 8. Sokol Prazsky 2-3 
 9. Liberec 2-3 
 10. Vysehrad 1-4 
 11. Litomerice 1-4 
 12. Mlada Boleslav 1-4 
 13. Prostejov B 0-4 
 14. Kladno 0-5 


NBL Round 4: BK Decin and BK Prostejov remain undefeated - by Eurobasket News
There were just four rounds played in Regular Season of NBL and we can clearly see which teams will fight for top positions and which will try to avoid bottom places. The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with loss of the undefeated team, favorites losing the games and even winless team recording their first victory.

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated BC Kolin (2-1) at the home court on Saturday night. Hosts were defeated by fourth ranked BK Pardubice (3-1) 86-76. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of BC Kolin. The guests trailed by 14 points after three quarters before their 38-14 charge, which allowed them to win the game. BK Pardubice forced 21 BC Kolin turnovers and outrebounded them 37-26 including 22 on the offensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of American power forward Marcus Arnold (207-84, college: Illinois, agency: Stanley International) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 28 points and 11 rebounds. International center Zbynek Pospisil (205-81) contributed with 15 points for the winners. BK Pardubice's coach Jan Slowiak used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American point guard Rashaan Ames (184-78, college: Shaw) replied with 19 points and 7 rebounds for BC Kolin. BK Pardubice moved-up to third place, which they share with USK Praha and NH Ostrava. BC Kolin at the other side dropped to the sixth position with one game lost. They share it with CEZ Nymburk. BK Pardubice is looking forward to face BK Usti nad Labem (#10) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. BC Kolin will play against USK Praha (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Inter Bratislava's fans can celebrate the first win of their team after three consecutive loses. The victory is especially important as it came on the road game in Svitavy, where they edged Basketbal Svitavy (1-2) 72-71. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Kevin Bridgewaters (175-84, college: Chattanooga) who helped to win the game recording 16 points and Curtis Allen who added 12 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side American guard Ravone George (193-83, college: Alabama) responded with 18 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Inter Bratislava (1-3) left bottom position moving up to tenth place, which they share with Usti n/Labem and Plzen. Basketbal Svitavy at the other side dropped to the eighth position with two games lost. They share it with Chomutov. Inter Bratislava will play against league's second-placed BK Prostejov at home in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Basketbal Svitavy will play against the league's leader BK Decin (#1) having rather not much hope for a victory.
NBL top team - BK Decin (4-0) had no problems winning another game on Saturday. This time they beat eighth ranked Levharti Chomutov (1-2) 89-73. The winners were led by Pavel Houska who scored that evening 28 points (on 11-of-13 shooting from the field). Even 21 points by Pavel Stanek did not help to save the game for Levharti Chomutov. BK Decin have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 4-0 record. Newly promoted Levharti Chomutov keeps the eighth place with two games lost. They share the position with Svitavy. BK Decin will meet at home Basketbal Svitavy (#9) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Levharti Chomutov will play against B&W Opava.
Bottom-ranked B&W Opava is still unable to win any game. This time they lost on the road their fourth consecutive match to eighth ranked CEZ Nymburk (2-1) 93-60. Lamayne Wilson fired 27 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Defending champion moved-up to sixth place, which they share with BC Kolin. B&W Opava at the other side still closes the standings with four games lost. CEZ Nymburk's next round opponent will be Basketbal Svitavy (#9) at home. B&W Opava will play against Levharti Chomutov (#8) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
The game between top-ranked BK Prostejov (3-0) and 11th ranked BK Usti nad Labem (1-3) in Prostejov on Saturday ended with biggest points difference. BK Prostejov outscored guests from Usti nad Labem 102-67. It was a very good performance for Matej Venta who helped to win the game recording 24 points (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. BK Prostejov have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place. Newly promoted BK Usti nad Labem dropped to the tenth position with three games lost. BK Prostejov will face Inter Bratislava (#12) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. BK Usti nad Labem will play against BK Pardubice.

In the last two games of round 4 Plzen was smashed by USK Praha on the road 91-64. NH Ostrava won against Levice on its own court 89-77.
The most impressive performance of 4th round was 22 points and 8 assists by Vojtech Hruban of USK Praha.


Chomutov - BK Decin 73-89

NBL top team - BK Decin (4-0) had no problems winning another game on Saturday. This time they beat eighth ranked Levharti Chomutov (1-2) 89-73. The game was mostly controlled by BK Decin. Levharti Chomutov managed to win third quarter 22-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. BK Decin shot 63.2 percent from the field. BK Decin had a 29-15 advantage in offensive rebounds. The winners were led by international forward Pavel Houska (201-84) who scored that evening 28 points (on 11-of-13 shooting from the field) and international forward Tomas Pomikalek (200-89) supported him with 17 points and 6 rebounds. Even 21 points by power forward Pavel Stanek (203-76, agency: Court Side) did not help to save the game for Levharti Chomutov. American guard Derek Wright (175-86, college: Austin Peay St.) added 12 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for lost side. Four Levharti Chomutov players scored in double figures. BK Decin have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 4-0 record. Newly promoted Levharti Chomutov keeps the eighth place with two games lost. They share the position with Svitavy. BK Decin will meet at home Basketbal Svitavy (#9) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Levharti Chomutov will play against B&W Opava.
Top scorers:
BK Decin: P.Houska 28+4reb+1ast, T.Pomikalek 17+6reb+1ast, L.Sanders 12+5reb+5ast, A.Alic 9+2reb+4ast, L.Stria 9+4reb, J.Houska 8+2reb
Chomutov: P.Stanek 21+3reb+2ast, J.Krakovic 13+1reb+2ast, R.Lowery 12+6reb+3ast, D.Wright 12+7reb+4ast, R.Anderson 7+3reb+1ast, Z.Hanzlik 4
gschID: 136596


Svitavy - Inter Bratislava 71-72

Inter Bratislava's fans can celebrate the first win of their team after three consecutive loses. The victory is especially important as it came on the road game in Svitavy, where they edged Basketbal Svitavy (1-2) 72-71. The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 27-14. But Basketbal Svitavy won second period 16-10. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Kevin Bridgewaters (175-84, college: Chattanooga) who helped to win the game recording 16 points and the other American import guard Curtis Allen (193-86, college: ORU) who added 12 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. Four Inter Bratislava players scored in double figures. At the losing side American guard Ravone George (193-83, college: Alabama) responded with 18 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) and Congolese-French forward Boris Meno (203-83, college: Davidson) scored 18 points and 8 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Inter Bratislava (1-3) left bottom position moving up to tenth place, which they share with Usti n/Labem and Plzen. Basketbal Svitavy at the other side dropped to the eighth position with two games lost. They share it with Chomutov. Inter Bratislava will play against league's second-placed BK Prostejov at home in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Basketbal Svitavy will play against the league's leader BK Decin (#1) having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Inter Bratislava: K.Bridgewaters 16+2reb+3ast, S.Gavran 12+5reb, C.Allen 12+6reb+1ast, M.Zilik 10+5reb, K.Beckles 9+6reb, M.Williams 5+4reb
Svitavy: R.George 18+5reb+4ast, B.Meno 18+8reb, L.Horak 15+2reb, P.Mroz 5+3reb+1ast, J.Spacek 4+1reb, P.Milos 3+1reb
gschID: 136591


BK Prostejov - Usti n/Labem 102-67

The game between top-ranked BK Prostejov (3-0) and 11th ranked BK Usti nad Labem (1-3) in Prostejov on Saturday ended with biggest points difference. BK Prostejov outscored guests from Usti nad Labem 102-67. BK Prostejov dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to BK Usti nad Labem's 38 and made 17-of-22 free shots (77.3 percent) during the game. BK Usti nad Labem was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for Slovenian guard Matej Venta (187-84) who helped to win the game recording 24 points (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). American center Bertengeh Gadri-Nicholson (208-83, college: Denver) contributed with 21 points and 7 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) for the winners. American guard Thaddeus McFadden (188-87, college: Fairmont St., agency: Stanley International) replied with 19 points and center Jaroslav Tyrna (208-86, college: New Orleans) added 10 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for BK Usti nad Labem. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. BK Prostejov have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place. Newly promoted BK Usti nad Labem dropped to the tenth position with three games lost. BK Prostejov will face Inter Bratislava (#12) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. BK Usti nad Labem will play against BK Pardubice.
Top scorers:
BK Prostejov: M.Venta 24+3reb+2ast, B.Gadri-Nicholson 21+7reb, J.Prasil 13+1reb+2ast, D.Pandula 12+4reb, J.Smith 10+2reb+3ast, T.Peterson 8+11reb+4ast
Usti n/Labem: T.McFadden 19+4reb+2ast, J.Fohler 11+6reb, L.Longmire 10+5reb+2ast, J.Tyrna 10+8reb+2ast, T.Hruby 8+2reb, L.Bazant 4+2reb
gschID: 136592


BC Kolin - BK Pardubice 76-86

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated BC Kolin (2-1) at the home court on Saturday night. Hosts were defeated by fourth ranked BK Pardubice (3-1) 86-76. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of BC Kolin. The guests trailed by 14 points after three quarters before their 38-14 charge, which allowed them to win the game. BK Pardubice forced 21 BC Kolin turnovers and outrebounded them 37-26 including 22 on the offensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of American power forward Marcus Arnold (207-84, college: Illinois, agency: Stanley International) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 28 points and 11 rebounds. International center Zbynek Pospisil (205-81) contributed with 15 points for the winners. Arnold is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Four BK Pardubice players scored in double figures. BK Pardubice's coach Jan Slowiak used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American point guard Rashaan Ames (184-78, college: Shaw) replied with 19 points and 7 rebounds and forward Richard Field (196-83, college: Mercyhurst) added 18 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for BC Kolin. BK Pardubice moved-up to third place, which they share with USK Praha and NH Ostrava. BC Kolin at the other side dropped to the sixth position with one game lost. They share it with CEZ Nymburk. BK Pardubice is looking forward to face BK Usti nad Labem (#10) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. BC Kolin will play against USK Praha (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
BK Pardubice: M.Arnold 28+11reb, Z.Pospisil 15+3reb+3ast, M.Hampton 14+1reb, C.Muirhead 10+8reb+2ast, L.Kotas 9+4reb+6ast, J.Cernosek 5+2reb
BC Kolin: R.Ames 19+7reb+3ast, R.Field 18+5reb+3ast, J.Jelinek 9+3reb+2ast, R.Marko 7+2ast, D.Machac 7+4reb+1ast, P.Hemmy 7+3reb+1ast
gschID: 136593


USK Praha - Plzen 91-64

No shocking result in a game when seventh ranked USK Praha (3-1) crushed at home 9th ranked BK Loko Plzen (1-3) 91-64 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 12 points after first quarter, but they stormed back and won the game by 27 points. USK Praha made 25-of-32 free shots (78.1 percent) during the game. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when USK Praha made 7 blocks. BK Loko Plzen was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. Quite impressive performance for international forward Vojtech Hruban (202-89) who helped to win the game recording 22 points and 8 assists. Slovakian center Peter Sedmak (207-85) contributed with 25 points for the winners. Forward Ladislav Pecka (197-91) replied with 16 points and center Pavel Frana (212-77) added 10 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for BK Loko Plzen. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. USK Praha have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with BK Pardubice and NH Ostrava. BK Loko Plzen lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the tenth position with three games lost. USK Praha will face BC Kolin (#6) on the road in the next round. BK Loko Plzen will play against NH Ostrava (#4).
Top scorers:
USK Praha: P.Sedmak 25+4reb, V.Hruban 22+4reb+8ast, S.Votroubek 18+10reb, J.Slavik 8+4reb, M.Sotnar 5+1reb+2ast, M.Vocetka 4+3reb+1ast
Plzen: L.Pecka 16+3reb+1ast, J.Kovanda 11+3reb, P.Frana 10+7reb, L.Toth 8+5reb, S.Vrubl 5+1reb+4ast, M.Kozlik 4+2reb+2ast
gschID: 136594


NH Ostrava - Levice 89-77

Very expected game when 12th ranked Levice (1-4) lost on the road to sixth ranked NH Ostrava (3-1) 89-77 on Saturday. The game without a history. NH Ostrava led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 21-of-26 free shots (80.8 percent) during the game. NH Ostrava outrebounded Levice 39-25 including a 32-20 advantage in offensive rebounds. Quite impressive performance for American guard Semaj Inge (193-87, college: Temple, agency: I.D.S. Law) who helped to win the game recording 20 points and 4 assists. The other American import swingman Riley Luettgerodt (196-85, college: Hawaii, agency: I.D.S. Law) contributed with 12 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Luettgerodt is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Four NH Ostrava players scored in double figures. American guard Keaton Grant (193-86, college: Purdue) replied with 25 points and British center Michael Bernard (205-78, college: S.Florida) added 18 points in the effort for Levice. Levice's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. NH Ostrava moved-up to third place, which they share with BK Pardubice and USK Praha. Loser Levice dropped to the thirteenth position with four games lost. NH Ostrava will face BK Loko Plzen (#11) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game.
Top scorers:
NH Ostrava: S.Inge 20+4reb+4ast, R.Luettgerodt 12+6reb+2ast, L.Jurecka 12+2reb+2ast, J.Hughes 12+8reb, M.Stuchly 11+4reb+3ast, S.Manousos 9+6reb+1ast
Levice: K.Grant 25+2reb+2ast, M.Bernard 18+3reb, S.Stemberger 8+4reb+2ast, E.Henderson 8+4reb+4ast, J.Vojtek 8+1reb, T.Kostomaj 4+4reb+4ast
gschID: 136595


CEZ Nymburk - B&W Opava 93-60

Bottom-ranked B&W Opava is still unable to win any game. This time they lost on the road their fourth consecutive match to eighth ranked CEZ Nymburk (2-1) 93-60. The game was mostly controlled by CEZ Nymburk. B&W Opava was better in third quarter 21-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding B&W Opava to just 6 points in first quarter. CEZ Nymburk dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to B&W Opava's 30 and made 18-of-23 charity shots (78.3 percent) during the game. CEZ Nymburk forced 19 B&W Opava turnovers. American forward Lamayne Wilson (204-80, college: Troy) fired 27 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Forward Michal Kremen (200-81) chipped in 14 points. International guard Jakub Sirina (185-87) produced 18 points and 5 rebounds and forward Jakub Blazek (203-80) added 13 points and 6 rebounds 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 champion moved-up to sixth place, which they share with BC Kolin. B&W Opava at the other side still closes the standings with four games lost. CEZ Nymburk's next round opponent will be Basketbal Svitavy (#9) at home. B&W Opava will play against Levharti Chomutov (#8) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
CEZ Nymburk: L.Wilson 27+7reb+1ast, M.Kremen 14+4reb+3ast, M.Kriz 9+3reb, C.Simmons 8+2reb+1ast, T.Vyoral 8+1reb+2ast, M.Lenzly 7+1reb+1ast
B&W Opava: J.Sirina 18+5reb, P.Dokoupil 14+2ast, J.Blazek 13+6reb+3ast, B.Brlit 6+2reb+2ast, M.Vanak 3+2reb, K.Vlcek 2
gschID: 136590




USK Praha with their 3rd win in a row - by Levy Nagy
USK Praha made their fans happy again. After they defeated Astrum Levice 80-74 away in the previous round, they won this at home 91-64 against BK Loko Interconex Plzen. It looks like a few extra hundred spectators in the arena can give high motivation to a team. The game was also broadcasted live on the Czech national TV and because of that it was moved to 8PM instead of 6PM, the time when usually the NBL league games are being played.

Stanislav Votroubek (212-C-81) was interviewed at half-time after having such a good start this season. He played exceptionally well in this game being the only player on the court with a double-double (18 points, 10 rebounds). Stanislav Votroubek scored 3 of 4 from the 3 point line, had 1 block and 1 steal. The majority of the passes were trying to find Peter Sedmak (207-C-85) in this game, no wonder he was the highest scorer with 25 points (9/13 in two points, 1/3 in three points, 4/5 in free throws), 4 rebounds, 2 blocks, 2 steals and 2 turnovers. But the player of the game was none else than Vojtech Hruban (202-F-89) with 22 points (7/7 in two points, 8/9 in free throws) 4 rebounds, 8 assists and 3 steals. Vojtech Hruban is having a great season this year scoring around 20 points per game with every occasion. Coach Ken Scalabroni used his full house in this game: Jiri Slavik (203-F-89) made a very good impression with 8 points (2/4 in two points, 1/1 in three points, 1/4 in free throws), 4 rebounds, 4 blocks and 3 steals. One of the referees declined his most sensational block of the season causing a 2 minute long earthquake of boos in the arena. Sometimes those referees just cant seem to be present on the floor...

USK Praha is still struggling with their young guards, they find it hard to compete against more experienced guards in this league. Michal Sotnar (189-PG-92) had 5 points (0/1 in two points, 1/4 in three points, 2/2 in free throws), 2 assists, 1 steal but 3 turnovers. He is also trying to get more experience this season by playing along with his brother Jan for Slavoj BK Litomerice in the Czech second league. Michal Mares (193-G-92) had only 2 points in 18 minutes. Lukas Festr (188-PG-94) played for 15 minutes and he had 3 points (1/1 in two points, 1/2 in free throws), 3 assists, 1 steal but 1 turnover. Hartman committed again 1 foul and 2 turnovers in less than 3 minutes of play but he scored his first 2 points of the season with a strong lay-up when he also hit the floor hard.

BK Loko Interconex Plzen played frustrated most of the time. Two of their five starters were fouled out in the 3rd quarter of the game: Ladislav Toth (196-F-83) had 8 points (2/4 in two points, 4/5 in free throws), 5 rebounds and 1 turnover; Jaroslav Kovanda (204-F/C-82) had 11 points (5/9 in two points, 0/1 in three points, 1/3 in free throws) and 3 rebounds. Pavel Frana (212-C-77) tried to add some experience to his team, he committed 4 hard fouls (one of them a technical in the 4th quarter) but he had 10 points (4/7 in two points, 2/4 in free throws), 7 rebounds, 1 block, 1 steal and 2 turnovers. BK Loko Interconex Plzens best player today was Ladislav Pecka (197-F-91) who played with high enthusiasm sometimes being unstoppable in the offense. He had 16 points (6/8 in two points, 4/4 in free throws), 3 rebounds, 1 assists, 1 steal but 2 turnovers.

With this one, BK Loko Interconex Plzen is 3 games down in a row, while USK Praha is 3 games up in a row. This is quite a difference isnt it? USK Praha is lifted up on the 2nd position of the league which will be probably the highest they can reach this season.



BK Decin Cap Off Round Four of NBL Play With 16-Point Victory Over Levharti Chomutov - by Surujh Roopnarine
Perhaps a closer-than-expected 26-20 lead after one quarter was the notice needed to get Decin back in gear, as the club suffered no letdown after their impressive victory over CEZ Nymburk, dominating Levharti Chomutov 89-73 this afternoon in Chomutov. Pavel Houska (201-F-84) registered a 31 index rating, leading all scorers with a game-high 28 points, while only missing twice the entire game! Going a perfect 10-10 on two-point field goals and five for five from the free-throw line, a pair of missed three pointers were the only blemishes on his day. After Tuesday night's 75-48 dismantling of Nymburk, Head Coach Pavel Buda was cautious of a letdown, but the visitors upped their six-point first quarter lead to 22 at the half, maintaining control throughout the last 20 minutes. Chomutov could not build on their momentum, after destroying Svitavy by 22 points in their last contest, as they now fall to 1-2 on the season while Decin improves to perfect 4-0 to go along with BK Prostejov atop the standings.
Pavel Stanek (203-F/C-76) paced the hosts with a team-high 21 points. Rob Lowery (188-G-87, college: Dayton), who had led the league in scoring at 27.0ppg after two games, came back to earth, scoring 12 points in 34 minutes.
CHOMUTOV: Pavel Stanek (21pts), Jakub Krakovic (205-F-90) (13pts), Derek Wright (175-G-86, college: Austin Peay St.) (12pts+7reb), Rob Lowery (12pts+6reb+6to)
DECIN: Pavel Houska (28pts), Tomas Pomikalek (200-F-89) (17pts+6reb), Levell Sanders (189-G-75, college: Seton Hall) (12pts+5reb+5ast), Lubos Stria (197-G/F-81) (9pts)


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Standings - Basketligaen
Ligaen Standings
 1. Bakken 4-0 
 2. Svendborg 3-0 
 3. Naestved 3-2 
 4. Horsholm 2-2 
 5. Falcon 2-2 
 6. SISU 2-2 
 7. Aabyhoj 2-2 
 8. Vaerlose 1-3 
 9. Aalborg 1-3 
 10. Horsens IC 0-4 


Standings - 1st Division
1st Division Standings
 1. Koge BK 3-0 
 2. Lemvig 3-0 
 3. Randers 3-0 
 4. Amager BK 2-0 
 5. ALBA 1-1 
 6. Stevnsgade 1-1 
 7. Virum 1-2 
 8. Glostrup 1-2 
 9. Haderslev 1-2 
 10. Solrod 0-2 
 11. Aarhus BF 0-3 
 12. Jonstrup 0-3 


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With plenty of talent, D-League making plans - by Eurobasket News
The link between the NBA and the NBA Development League, better known as the D-League, is stronger than ever. This past offseason, five NBA teams bought into D-League franchises, bringing the total of one-to-one affiliations to nine.

'That is perhaps the strongest symbol of the importance of our league to the NBA,' said Dan Reed, the president of the D-League.

This winter the D-League may become even more important. With the 2011-12 NBA season in jeopardy, and with several NBA stars possibly heading to Europe, the D-League may be the source of the best basketball talent in the U.S.

'Everything is business as usual for us,' said Reed. 'We plan to operate the league regardless of the outcome at the NBA level.'

The league will hold its draft lottery Tuesday, at which time league officials will announce the date of the draft, expected to be in early November. The Maine Red Claws open the season Nov. 25 at Springfield. Their first home game will be Dec. 3, also against Springfield.

'Things are looking good,' said Reed. 'We had over a million fans attend our games last year, we had a record number of (NBA) call-ups. We've signed 145 players so far, including several all-stars from last year. Teams are out selling (tickets); revenues are up this year.'

The Red Claws, who have sold out every home game in their first two years at the Portland Expo, rank No. 1 among merchandise sales in the D-League. Season ticket sales mirror last year's pace.

And the team is starting to prepare for life on the court. Like many teams in the D-League, the Red Claws have held tryout camps -- one in Boston and the other in Philadelphia, two of the team's NBA affiliate cities (the other being Charlotte) -- to identify talent.

'We were able to identify a couple of players,' said Jon Jennings, president and general manager of the Red Claws.

Among them was Josh Jones, the former forward at Husson University in Bangor. Jones averaged 19.2 points and 11.4 rebounds for the Eagles last year. He has signed into the league and will be eligible for the draft.

Players like Jones are important for several reasons. One is the league is restricted by the NBA lockout. D-League teams cannot have on their rosters anyone who played in the NBA last season, or anyone who was drafted by the NBA last June.

In addition, many former D-League players have already signed to play overseas, in Europe or Asia. Of last year's team, only guard Kenny Hayes had indicated he will return.

Among the others, Jamar Smith is playing in the Czech Republic, DeShawn Sims in South Korea, Vernon Goodrich in the Ukraine, Craig Winder in China, Antonio Anderson in Germany, Stephane Lasme in Spain and Bamba Fall in Estonia.

But neither Jennings nor Reed think the loss of veteran players overseas, combined with the lack of NBA-level talent, means the D-League will be any less talented this year.

'There are a lot of players out there who haven't signed in Europe or Asia,' said Jennings. 'There are a lot of players who have tried out in tryout camps. We've spent a lot of time talking to player agents the last couple of months. ... God, there are a lot of talented players out there.'

Reed said the league is signing players 'with a higher caliber of talent' this year.

Admittedly, the loss of NBA talent 'will hurt us slightly,' he added. 'But overall, the fans can expect a comparable level of talent (to the past). The fastest way to further your career is still through the D-League.'

Plus, many players who signed overseas are likely to return. Seasons in Europe have begun, with regular seasons ending typically in March or April. But players usually start returning beforehand. And if NBA stars end up in Europe for the season, those D-League stars may be back sooner than expected.

'We feel confident we can put together a team that is competent and entertaining,' said Jennings. 'We have great faith in our staff to coach our team up and be very competitive in this league.'

Courtesy of www.pressherald.com


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Budivelnik's horrible shot percentage allowed Kalev to win the opener - by Eurobasket News
VTB League
Budivelnik-Kalev 51:65


Budivelnik's horrible shot percentage allowed Kalev to win the opener of the VTB League. The Estonian team limited the hosts to just 51 points and won 65:51.
Armands Skele (192-G-83) gave the guests 6:1 and Pavel Ulyanko nailed three for 20:11. Estonian team looked very comfortable away from home and won the first period 23:13. Moreover they added 16-12 in the second frame and enjoyed 39:25 halftime advantage.
Nothing had changed for the Ukrainian side in the second half as they continued their poor shot percentage that was 14/47 at the end of the game. Kalev won the third quarter 14-11 and reached 53:36 after thirty minutes. Rolandas Alijevas (192-G-85) performed a 2 points lay-up to open the last frame and Mikhailo Michailis Anisimovas (214-C-84) reduced to 53:40. That was however all the hosts could do and lost the game by 14.
Pavel Ulyanko top-scored for the winners with 17 points and Nikolay Varbanov (209-C-85, agency: Interperformances) netted 14. Gregor Arbet (194-F/G-83) added 12, whilst Armands Skele brought 11. Michailis Anisimovas delivered 19 points in defeat and Rolandas Alijevas scored 13.

Budivelnik: Michailis Anisimovas 19, Rolandas Alijevas 13
Kalev: Pavel Ulyanko (204-F/C-79) 17, Nikolay Varbanov 14, Gregor Arbet 12, Armands Skele 11


KML round 1 best performance: Raido Ringmets - by Eurobasket News
Raido Ringmets (206-C/F-83) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Rapla, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 1.
The 28-year old player had a double-double of 21 points and 15 rebounds, while his team crushed Tln Kalev with 20-point margin 90-70. Raido Ringmets has solid league stats. He is in league's top in rebounds (2nd best: 11.0rpg) and averages impressive 57.1% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 29-year old Latvian center Kaspars Cipruss (210-C-82, agency: Interperformances) of Tarvas. Cipruss had a very good evening with a double-double of 16 points and 10 rebounds. Bad luck as Tarvas was edged by TTU/Kalev 84-81. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 16.0ppg (#8). He also registered 10.0 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was former international guard Rain Veideman (192-G-91) of league's top team Tartu Ulikool. Veideman showcased his all-around game by recording 16 points, five rebounds and five assists in the last round. He was a key player of Tartu Ulikool, leading his team to a 79-72 win against Rapla in a game of the week.



Other top performing players last week:
4. Andrew Arnold (208-C-86) of TTU/Kalev - 22 points and 4 rebounds
5. Rain Raadik (208-C-89) of Tartu Ulikool - 18 points and 8 rebounds
6. Aleksei Fedortchuk (209-C-86) of Tln Kalev - 15 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Rain Karner (186-PG-91) of Parnu - 17 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists
8. Vallo Allingu (206-C-78) of Tartu Ulikool - 17 points and 9 rebounds
9. Reinar Hallik (208-C-84) of Tarvas - 16 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Edgars Cunda (196-G-84) of Valga/CKE - 17 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists

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




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KORISLIIGA: Newcomer still undefeated - by Rauno Hurmalainen
Korisliiga, Round 4: Only one contest tonight. Newcomer Bisons from Loimaa caused the first loss of the season to visitor Karhu (Kauhajoki): 94-79 (47-41). Quarters: 30-24, 17-17, 22-17, 25-21. Attendance: 691. Bisons are still undefeated after two home games. It was two men show tonight. Martin Zeno (196-G-85, college: Texas Tech) scored game high 29 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Jeb Ivey (190-G-80, college: Portland St.) added 27 pts and gave five assists. Kelly Beidler (199-F-88, agency: R.H.Consultancy, college: Mt.St.Mary's) led Karhu with 23 pts and nine rbs. Todd Hendley (206-F-84, college: NC-Wilmington) added 16 pts. Jussi Eskola (3/5r) played his game # 200 on top level.
Bisons (Loimaa) - Karhu (Kauhajoki) 94-79 (47-41). L: Martin Zeno 29/10, Jeb Ivey 27/5a, Mikko Koivisto 14, Ryan McDade 13/10 - K: Kelly Beidler 23/9, Todd Hendley 16, Clevin Hannah 12/8a, Eldar Skamo 10.




1st Division Round 2 results and stats - by Eurobasket News
There were only 2 rounds played so far and it's still very beginning of the Regular Season in 1st Division. The best stats of 2nd round was 39 points (!!!) by Walter Baxley of Lapua.

Lapua - ToPo Akatemia 101-65

It looked good early as Torpan Pojat took an 1-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Lapuan Korikobrat had a 21-12 second period charge getting the lead and Torpan Pojat was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 65-101. Lapuan Korikobrat dominated down low during the game scoring 70 of its points in the paint compared to Torpan Pojat's 36 and made 19-of-25 charity shots (76.0 percent) during the game. Lapuan Korikobrat forced 35 Torpan Pojat turnovers. Torpan Pojat was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. American guard Walter Baxley (191-84, college: Mars Hill) orchestrated the victory by scoring 39 points (!!!) (on 13-of-16 shooting from the field). The other American import forward Eric Williams (198-85, college: Tarleton St.) contributed with 25 points and 6 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) for the winners. Cuban guard Alexis Lavastida (188-77) replied with 19 points and 8 rebounds and power forward Harri Hohteri (200-77) added 15 points in the effort for Torpan Pojat. 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.
Top scorers:
ToPo Akatemia: A.Lavastida 19+8reb, H.Hohteri 15+3reb, J.Rajala 10+8reb, J.Jousisto 8+1reb+1ast, J.Kauppinen 7+1reb+1ast, J.Aho 4+6reb+1ast
Lapua: W.Baxley 39+2reb+3ast, E.Williams 25+6reb, C.Reed 12+6reb+2ast, P.Jurvanen 8+3ast, H.Jokinen 7+3reb, D.Doubitski 4+1reb
gschID: 150144


FoKoPo - Jyvaskyla 107-61

Forssan Koripojat led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Forssan Koripojat dominated down low during the game scoring 72 of its points in the paint compared to BC Jyvaskyla's 34. Forssan Koripojat forced 21 BC Jyvaskyla turnovers and outrebounded them 47-28 including a 33-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. Gambian forward Baboucarr Bojang (204-80, college: Illinois St.) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 15 rebounds. American forward HL Coleman (202-74, college: Wyoming) contributed with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Four Forssan Koripojat players scored in double figures. Forward Jarno Nissinen (195-77) replied with 18 points and point guard Miska Kierros (183-92) added 7 points and 4 assists in the effort for BC Jyvaskyla. BC Jyvaskyla's coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win.
Top scorers:
Jyvaskyla: J.Nissinen 18+4reb+2ast, M.Kierros 7+3reb+4ast, J.Luoma 7+5reb+1ast, J.Konttinen 7+2reb+1ast, M.Manninen 6+4reb, J.Ruuskanen 6+4reb
FoKoPo: T.Robinson 19+6reb+2ast, S.Ikavalko 19+4reb+7ast, B.Bojang 16+15reb+1ast, H.Coleman 15+13reb+4ast, J.Helenius 10+1reb, M.Molenius 9+4reb+1ast
gschID: 150145


Tapiolan Honka - Pyrinto II 82-58

Tapiolan Honka led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Tapiolan Honka forced 22 Pyrinto II turnovers. The best player for the winners was forward Tero Laitinen (201-87) who had a double-double by scoring 18 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists. Guard Anselmi Vanjoki (193-88) chipped in 30 points. Guard Joni Harjula (189-83) produced 16 points and guard Pekka Setala (185-90) added 10 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the guests. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games.
Top scorers:
Pyrinto II: J.Harjula 16+2reb+1ast, P.Setala 10+5reb+1ast, K.Rasinaho 6+3reb, J.Ratia 6+3reb+2ast, S.Suomalainen 6+2reb, S.Liljeberg 4+3reb
Tapiolan Honka: A.Vanjoki 30+4reb, T.Laitinen 18+11reb+5ast, P.Vertio 8+9reb+1ast, I.Sirola 7+5reb+1ast, D.Dolenc 5+3reb, V.Kopio 4+6reb+1ast
gschID: 150146


BC Nokia - Porvoon Tarmo 91-78


It was a very close game until the last quarter, when BC Nokia's pressure prevailed and they won that period 35-26 extending their advantage to 13 points. BC Nokia forced 24 Porvoon Tarmo turnovers. Porvoon Tarmo was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. Guard Timo Riihela (193-80) orchestrated the victory by scoring 20 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. American-British power forward Gerald January (201-88, college: Montevallo) contributed with 22 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. BC Nokia's coach Ville Tuominen allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Forward Ville-Pertti Lind (197-80) replied with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 10 rebounds and guard Mikael Holme (192-79) added 16 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Porvoon Tarmo.


Top scorers:
Porvoon Tarmo: E.Jackson 18+4reb, M.Holme 16+7reb, V.Lind 10+10reb+3ast, E.Maki-Tulokas 10+7reb+1ast, L.Trice Little 10+1reb+3ast, T.Still 9+5reb+1ast
BC Nokia: G.January 22+7reb+3ast, T.Riihela 20+8reb+4ast, D.Townes 16+6reb+2ast, T.Kankaanpaa 15+2reb+1ast, S.Hopkins 6+2reb, V.Virtanen 5+2reb


gschID: 150147


SayRi - Ura Basket 79-74

Ura Basket was ahead by 7 points after three quarters before a 22-10 charge of Saynatsalon Riento, which allowed them to win the game. They also forced 19 Ura Basket turnovers. American center Kenneth Cooper (208-87, college: UAB) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists. Forward Sami Mantymaa (192-88) contributed with 21 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Cooper is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. American swingman Lionel Green (196-84, college: SUNO) replied with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds and swingman Niilo Lehtila (195-83) added 24 points in the effort for Ura Basket.

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Top scorers:
Ura Basket: N.Lehtila 24+3reb+2ast, L.Green 19+12reb+1ast, E.Andrews 8+4reb, O.Virolainen 6+1reb, J.Kukkonen 6+2reb+1ast, S.Salminen 5+8reb+1ast
SayRi: S.Mantymaa 21+7reb+1ast, K.Cooper 21+14reb+4ast, E.Nieminen 14+4reb+2ast, J.Hautsalo 7+4reb+2ast, T.Sarkka 6+5reb+1ast, J.Lehto 6+1reb+1ast


gschID: 150142


Oulun NMKY - Huima 87-94

It looked good early as Oulun NMKY took an 4-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Aanekosken Huima had a 32-19 second period charge getting the lead and Oulun NMKY was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 87-94. Oulun NMKY was plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. The game was dominated by American players. point guard Treylon Manning (176-85, college: Texas Coll.) orchestrated the victory by scoring 20 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists. Swingman Justice Graham (198-79, college: Glenville St.) contributed with 23 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Five Aanekosken Huima players scored in double figures. Forward Josh Nofflet (194-88, college: Lee) replied with 22 points and 7 rebounds and power forward Brian Moultrie (198-87, college: Armstr.Atlantic) added 16 points, 14 rebounds and 5 blocks in the effort for Oulun NMKY. It was the only win of guest team this round and in all other games host teams recorded victories.


Top scorers:
Oulun NMKY: L.Phillips 25+1reb+3ast, J.Nofflet 22+7reb+2ast, B.Moultrie 16+14reb+1ast, J.Siivikko 8+2reb+1ast, S.Keinonen 8+6reb+1ast, J.Laakso 6+4reb
Huima: J.Graham 23+5reb+3ast, T.Manning 20+7reb+7ast, T.Viertola 18+8reb+3ast, T.Britton 12+5reb, M.Liukko 10+6reb, M.Santa 7+1reb


gschID: 150143




1st Division Round 1 results and stats - by Eurobasket News
The Regular Season in 1st Division just started. Coincidentally all visitors won their games.

Ura Basket - FoKoPo 58-107

The game without a history. Forssan Koripojat led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Forssan Koripojat dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Ura Basket's 42. They outrebounded Ura Basket 47-28 including a 37-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. American forward HL Coleman (202-74, college: Wyoming) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds for the winners and Gambian forward Baboucarr Bojang (204-80, college: Illinois St.) chipped in 14 points and 12 rebounds. Five Forssan Koripojat players scored in double figures. At the losing side Trinidad and Tobago power forward Eze Andrews (201-83, college: Savannah St., agency: Court Side) responded with 17 points and 9 rebounds and American swingman Lionel Green (196-84, college: SUNO) produced a double-double by scoring 12 points and 10 rebounds.
Top scorers:
Ura Basket: E.Andrews 17+9reb+3ast, L.Green 12+10reb+2ast, S.Salminen 10+1reb, N.Lehtila 7+2reb+2ast, J.Alanko 6+2reb, J.Saari 4+1reb
FoKoPo: O.Kaunomaki 22+1reb+1ast, T.Robinson 16+6reb+4ast, H.Coleman 16+12reb+3ast, B.Bojang 14+12reb, M.Molenius 11+9reb+2ast, S.Ikavalko 9+4reb+7ast


gschID: 150137


Porvoon Tarmo - Lapua 82-86

The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Porvoon Tarmo won third quarter 22-20. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American forward Casey Reed (197-86, college: Seattle Pacific) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!) and 12 rebounds for the winners and his fellow American import guard Walter Baxley (191-84, college: Mars Hill) chipped in 21 points and 5 rebounds. At the losing side forward Esa Maki-Tulokas (200-82, college: LIU Brooklyn) responded with 13 points and guard Mikael Holme (192-79) scored 18 points. Five Porvoon Tarmo players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Porvoon Tarmo: M.Holme 18+2reb, V.Lind 14+2reb+3ast, E.Maki-Tulokas 13+4reb+3ast, T.Still 11+6reb+1ast, S.Nieminen 10+8reb+1ast, K.Hytonen 9+1ast
Lapua: C.Reed 33+12reb, W.Baxley 21+5reb+3ast, E.Williams 18+5reb+1ast, H.Jokinen 5+2reb+1ast, J.Turja 5+1reb+1ast, V.Turja 4+2reb+1ast
gschID: 150138


ToPo Akatemia - Oulun NMKY 53-91

The game without a history. Oulun NMKY led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Oulun NMKY shot 26 for 43 from the free-throw line, while Torpan Pojat only scored seven points from the stripe. Torpan Pojat was plagued by 31 personal fouls down the stretch. American point guard Lloyd Phillips (178-85, college: Illinois St.) stepped up and scored 29 points for the winners and his fellow American import power forward Brian Moultrie (198-87, college: Armstr.Atlantic) chipped in 15 points and 12 rebounds. Four Oulun NMKY players scored in double figures. At the losing side forward Julius Rajala (200-94) responded with 10 points and 9 rebounds and Cuban guard Alexis Lavastida (188-77) scored 10 points.
Top scorers:
ToPo Akatemia: J.Rajala 10+9reb, A.Lavastida 10+2reb+1ast, M.Jamsa 7+1reb, A.Huovinen 6+2ast, H.Hohteri 5+5reb, V.Chepurnoy 4+3reb+1ast
Oulun NMKY: L.Phillips 29+3reb+1ast, B.Moultrie 15+12reb, J.Nofflet 14+8reb+1ast, S.Keinonen 13+1reb+1ast, A.Kemppainen 8, I.Lindstedt 8+3reb
gschID: 150139


Jyvaskyla - BC Nokia 59-61 OT

It looked good early as BC Jyvaskyla took an 7-point lead at the end of first quarter. Then BC Nokia had a 19-10 second period charge getting the lead. Then BC Jyvaskyla managed to tie the game at the end of regular time, but lost overtime period 6-8. BC Nokia had a 39-26 advantage in offensive rebounds. They brought some defensive toughness making 7 blocks. American forward Darren Townes (201-86, college: Hofstra) nailed a double-double by scoring 14 points, 20 rebounds and 4 blocks for the winning side and American-British power forward Gerald January (201-88, college: Montevallo) accounted for 15 points and 9 rebounds. Swingman Reijo Ojanen (192-86) came up with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 10 rebounds and forward Jarno Nissinen (195-77) added 18 points and 11 rebounds respectively for BC Jyvaskyla in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game.
Top scorers:
Jyvaskyla: R.Ojanen 26+10reb+2ast, J.Nissinen 18+11reb+3ast, M.Markkanen 4+2reb, J.Luoma 4+4reb, K.Kuokkanen 3+6reb, J.Ruuskanen 2+2reb
BC Nokia: G.January 15+9reb+1ast, T.Riihela 15+8reb, D.Townes 14+20reb+2ast, T.Papinoja 6+3reb, J.Kauro 6, M.Ovaska 5+1reb
gschID: 150136




KORISLIIGA: Pyrinto lost after OT - by Rauno Hurmalainen
Korisliiga, Round 3: Last season Finnish Champion Pyrinto (Tampere) visited Helsinki and met local Torpan Pojat. The contest became a real thriller, where visitor Pyrinto lost the five-point-lead (77-82) during the last 1:11 minutes and OT was needed. Then hosting ToPo was showing tough Pyrinto, that this season there are also other good teams in top league. ToPo won the OT 17-7 and the game 99-89 (82) (39-39). Jonathan Heard (198-G/F-86) led ToPo with 24 points and eight rebounds. Timo Heinonen (198-F-81) had almost equal digits: 24/7. Kimmo Muurinen (202-F-81, college: UALR) had a double-double 22pts/11rbs. ToPo won the rebounds 46-32. Pyrinto got 21 points from Damon Williams (201-F-73, college: Colorado St.-Pueblo) and Brant Bailey (202-F-77, college: Wisc.-Stevens Point). At Salo Vilpas defeated YMCA Lappeenranta 68-64 (33-28). Pasi Riihela (YMCA Lappeenranta) played his game # 400 on top level.
ToPo - Pyrinto OT 99-89 (82) (39-39). ToPo: Jonathan Heard 24/8, Timo Heinonen 24/7, Kimmo Muurinen 22/11 - Pyrinto: Damon Williams 21/11, Brant Bailey 21, Antwine Williams 10.
Vilpas - YMCA LPR 68-64 (33-28). Vilpas: John Fields 20/13, Emmanuel Holloway 17/5a, Samu Kaaresvirta 9 - YMCA LPR: Lawrence Hamm 15/11, Tyler Tiedeman 14, Pasi Riihela 10.




1st Division round 1 best performance: Casey Reed - by Eurobasket News
American forward Casey Reed (197-F-86) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Lapua, receiving a Eurobasket.com 1st Division Player of the Week award for round 1.
The 25-year old player had a double-double of 33 points and 12 rebounds, while his team edged out Porvoon Tarmo 86-82.

The second best player in last round's games was 37-year old American HL Coleman (202-F-74) of league's second-best FoKoPo. Coleman had a very good evening with a double-double of 16 points and 12 rebounds.




Third on the list of top players last round was Trinidad and Tobago forward Eze Andrews (201-F/C-83, agency: Court Side) of Ura Basket (#12). Andrews scored 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds.


Other top performing players last week:
4. Darren Townes (201-F-86) of BC Nokia - 14 points, 20 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Baboucarr Bojang (204-F-80) of FoKoPo - 14 points and 12 rebounds
6. Reijo Ojanen (192-F/G-86) of Jyvaskyla - 26 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Eric Williams (198-F-85) of Lapua - 18 points and 5 rebounds
8. Lloyd Phillips (178-PG-85) of Oulun NMKY - 29 points and 3 rebounds
9. Brian Moultrie (198-C/F-87) of Oulun NMKY - 15 points and 12 rebounds
10. Gerald January (201-F/C-88) of BC Nokia - 15 points and 9 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)




Standings - Division I
1st Division Standings
 1. BC Nokia 2-0 
 2. FoKoPo 2-0 
 3. Lapua 2-0 
 4. Huima 1-0 
 5. SayRi 1-0 
 6. Tapiolan Honka 1-0 
 7. Oulun NMKY 1-1 
 8. Pyrinto II 0-1 
 9. Jyvaskyla 0-2 
 10. Porvoon Tarmo 0-2 
 11. ToPo Akatemia 0-2 
 12. Ura Basket 0-2 


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  FRANCE   


Standings - ProB
ProB Standings
 1. Boulazac 2-0 
 2. Bourg 2-0 
 3. Fos Ouest 2-0 
 4. Limoges 2-0 
 5. Evreux 1-1 
 6. Denain 1-1 
 7. Boulogne 1-1 
 8. Le Portel 1-1 
 9. Bordeaux 1-1 
 10. Maurienne 1-1 
 11. Nantes 1-1 
 12. Quimper 1-1 
 13. Rouen 1-1 
 14. Chalons-Reims 1-1 
 15. St Etienne 0-0 
 16. Antibes 0-2 
 17. Lille 0-2 
 18. St Vallier 0-2 
 19. Vichy 0-2 


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  GERMANY   


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


Standings - ProA
ProA Standings
 1. Cuxhaven 3-0 
 2. Crailsheim 3-1 
 3. Kirchheim 3-1 
 4. Webmoebel 3-1 
 5. MBC 2-0 
 6. Chemnitz 2-1 
 7. Braves 2-2 
 8. Duesseldorf 2-2 
 9. Heidelberg 1-1 
 10. ETB Wohnbau 1-2 
 11. Jena 1-2 
 12. Ehingen 1-2 
 13. NBC 1-3 
 14. Leitershofen 0-3 
 15. Karlsruhe 0-4 


Standings - Pro B
ProB Standings
Group North
 1. Vechta 3-0 
 2. Wulfen 3-1 
 3. Hannover 2-0 
 4. Rist Wedel 2-1 
 5. Schwelm 2-1 
 6. Wolfenbuettel 2-2 
 7. Dorsten 2-2 
 8. Stahnsdorf 2-2 
 9. Herten 1-2 
 10. SU Medien 1-2 
 11. Bayer Giants 0-2 
 12. ALBA Berlin II 0-3 
 13. Bernau 0-3 
Group South
 1. Leipzig 4-0 
 2. BSW Sixers 3-1 
 3. Hanau 3-1 
 4. Gotha 3-1 
 5. Licher Baeren 2-1 
 6. Noerdlingen 2-1 
 7. Langen 2-2 
 8. Dragons 1-2 
 9. Giessen 1-2 
 10. Fraport SKY II 1-3 
 11. BG Illertal 0-3 
 12. TSV Troester 0-4 


Is Ike Diogu On The Move To FC Bayern Munich - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Recently ex NBA player Sharrod Ford who had double double stats in Italy suddenly left FC Bayern Munich shortly before the start of the season leaving the team with a hole under the hoops. Ford was planned as being a force under the boards in the Beko BBL, but with his departure the team is checking the market for the perfect big man that will clean up in the zone. The team has experienced big men, but older players with Ruben Boumtje Boumtje and Darius Hall and German national player Jan Jagla who is looking to find his niche in the Beko BBL, but still want a force and according to eurobasket a name that keeps circling that could fit in Munich is Ike Diogu (203-F/C-83, college: Arizona St.). Diogu is a 28 year old 203 cm power forward/center that has American and Nigerian roots. The Ben Wallace (206-C-74, college: Virginia Union) fan didnt start basketball until the seventh grade and has a good low-post game, great footwork, good hands and long arms which should bring a smile to head coach Dirk Bauermann (agency: Pro One Sports ). He played at Arizona State from 2002-2005 and was drafted by the Golden State Warriors in 2005 with the 9th pick. Since 2005, Diogu has bounced around the NBA playing a total of 203 games for teams like Golden State, Indiana Pacers, Portland Trailblaziers, Sacremento Kings and Los Angeles Clippers. Currently Bayern Munich has a 1-1 record and has all eyes on them. If Diogu is signed or how Bayern Munich will react to help bolster their big man rotation should be decided soon.

Itzehoe Eagles add Lithuanian big man to the roster - by Moritz Korff
1. Regionalliga North club SC Itzehoe has bolstered its frontcourt by signing another Lithuanian player: Vilius Sumskis (213-C-84, agency: Interperformances) made his debut for the Eagles on Saturday and contributed eight points, seven rebounds and one block to a road win at BG 74 Goettingen. Throughout his career Sumskis already played in Azerbaijan, Sweden and his native Lithuania. In 2008 he was named to the Eurobasket.com Baltic League All-Newcomers Team.
Sumskis is the third import player on the Itzehoe roster. The others are his fellow countryman Tomas Milinskas (202-F-90) and Tyrone Lewis (180-PG-87, college: Niagara) from the United States.


BBL: Four teams on top with 2-0 record - by Eurobasket News
There were only 2 rounds played so far and it's still very beginning of the Regular Season in 1.Bundesliga. There were many interesting games last round. The best stats of 2nd round was 37 points (!!!) by Zygimantas Jonusas of Phoenix Hagen.

Walter Tigers - Fraport SKY 66-73

The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 19-7. But Walter Tigers won third quarter 19-15. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Deutsche Bank Skyliners dominated on the defensive end, holding Walter Tigers to just 7 points in first quarter. Walter Tigers were plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. The game was dominated by American players. Guard Justin Gray (188-84, college: Wake Forest) orchestrated the victory by scoring 27 points (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line). Forward Jon Leuer (208-89, college: Wisconsin, agency: Priority Sports) contributed with 13 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Guard Louis Campbell (190-79, college: Buffalo, agency: Pro One Sports) replied with 10 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and guard Vaughn Duggins (190-87, college: Wright St., agency: Pro One Sports) added 16 points in the effort for Walter Tigers. Walter Tigers' coach Igor Perovic rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Fraport SKY: J.Gray 27+4reb+3ast, J.Leuer 13+9reb+1ast, J.McKinney 11+3reb, M.Nolte 9+2reb, D.Barthel 8+1reb, Q.Robertson 3+3reb+4ast
Walter Tigers: V.Duggins 16+2reb+2ast, L.Campbell 10+8reb+4ast, J.Young 10+5reb+2ast, T.Nash 9+7reb+2ast, R.Redding 9+6reb+1ast, R.Spoden 7+4reb
gschID: 130797


Goettingen - EnBW L'burg 93-71

EnBW Ludwigsburg managed to win third quarter 21-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. BG Goettingen made 17-of-20 free shots (85.0 percent) during the game. It was a great shooting night for BG Goettingen especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.6 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. The game was also dominated by American players. Guard Paris Horne (191-87, college: St.John's) scored 28 points and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and power forward Raymond Sykes (206-86, college: Clemson) chipped in 17 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. Guard Mark Dorris (188-85, college: Marshall, agency: Court Side) responded with 10 points and 9 assists and guard Alex Harris (196-86, agency: Interperformances) scored 15 points. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Goettingen: P.Horne 28+2reb+4ast, L.Dale 20+2reb+2ast, R.Sykes 17+7reb+3ast, P.Noch 11+5reb, M.Weber 6+3reb+9ast, D.Saunders 5+8reb
EnBW L'burg: A.Harris 15+4reb, J.Lischka 13+3reb+2ast, J.Bowler 12+1reb, M.Dorris 10+3reb+9ast, D.Zavackas 10+4reb+1ast, J.Green 9+3reb+2ast
gschID: 130798


B.Muenchen - NY Phantoms 90-87

It looked good early as New Yorker Phantoms took an 8-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Bayern Muenchen had a 24-15 second period charge getting the lead and New Yorker Phantoms were not able to take back game control losing it eventually 87-90. 28 personal fouls committed by New Yorker Phantoms helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American players dominated the game. Guard Jonathan Wallace (187-86, college: Georgetown, agency: Pro One Sports) notched 25 points to lead the effort and guard Je'Kel Foster (191-83, college: Ohio St., agency: Lanshire Group) supported him with 16 points and 6 rebounds. Even 18 points and 4 assists by guard Stephen Dennis (198-87, college: Kutztown) did not help to save the game for New Yorker Phantoms. Power forward Rich Melzer (203-79, college: Wisc.-RiverFal., agency: Court Side) added 18 points and 8 rebounds (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line) for the guests. Five Bayern Muenchen and four New Yorker Phantoms players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game.
Top scorers:
B.Muenchen: J.Wallace 25+1reb+2ast, J.Foster 16+6reb+2ast, S.Hamann 13+2ast, A.Nadjfeji 11+5reb+1ast, P.Schwethelm 11+4reb, J.Jagla 10+8reb+2ast
NY Phantoms: R.Melzer 18+8reb, S.Dennis 18+4reb+4ast, N.Williams 14, N.Mittmann 13+8reb, L.Greer 10+1reb, K.Visser 9+3reb+1ast
gschID: 130799


Phoenix Hagen - Telekom Baskets 83-95

The game was mostly controlled by Telekom Baskets. Phoenix Hagen was better in second period 22-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Telekom Baskets shot 60.7 percent from the field and made 21-of-26 free shots (80.8 percent) during the game. Telekom Baskets had a 27-15 advantage in offensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was American point guard Jared Jordan (188-84, college: Marist) who scored 21 points and 8 assists. The other American import forward Tony Gaffney (204-84, college: Massachusetts) chipped in 20 points, 9 rebounds and 6 blocks (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field). Five Telekom Baskets players scored in double figures. Lithuanian forward Zygimantas Jonusas (200-82) produced 37 points (!!!) (on 13-of-15 shooting from the field) and American guard Jason Crowe (193-76, college: Cal.St. Northridge) added 7 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals respectively for the hosts.
Top scorers:
Telekom Baskets: J.Jordan 21+4reb+8ast, T.Gaffney 20+9reb, S.Serapinas 17+2reb+2ast, C.Ensminger 16+7reb+1ast, B.Veikalas 13+7reb+2ast, Z.Buljan 5+2reb+2ast
Phoenix Hagen: Z.Jonusas 37+4reb, M.Antonio Carter 9+4reb+3ast, B.Brooks 8+3reb+1ast, J.Crowe 7+5reb+5ast, T.Blackwood 6+1ast, E.Seward 6+6reb
gschID: 130794


LTi 46ers - s.Oliver Baskets 60-85

The game without a history. s Oliver Baskets led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. s Oliver Baskets forced 21 LTi 46ers turnovers. LTi 46ers were plagued by 30 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American guard Ricky Harris (188-87, college: Massachusetts) who scored 25 points. The other American import guard Chris Kramer (191-88, college: Purdue) chipped in 12 points and 5 rebounds. American swingman Maurice Jeffers (194-79, college: St.Louis) produced 12 points and 7 rebounds and Bosnian power forward Elvir Ovcina (211-76, college: Syracuse, agency: Interperformances) added 14 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest.
Top scorers:
s.Oliver Baskets: R.Harris 25+2reb+3ast, C.Kramer 12+5reb+2ast, J.Boone 11+7reb, I.Elliott 9+4reb+1ast, J.Little 9+1reb+3ast, G.Brown 8+1reb
LTi 46ers: E.Ovcina 14+5reb+1ast, M.Jeffers 12+7reb+2ast, W.Bernard 10, B.Stewart 8+3reb, B.Djurasovic 5+2reb+1ast, K.Archibong 4+2reb+1ast
gschID: 130795


Ratiopharm - Art.Dragons 84-79

The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Artland Dragons won third quarter 23-22. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when ratiopharm Ulm won last quarter 24-20. They also forced 19 Artland Dragons turnovers. Strangely Artland Dragons outrebounded ratiopharm Ulm 37-24 including 29 on the defensive glass. Artland Dragons were plagued by 29 personal fouls down the stretch. American players dominated also this game. The best player for the winners was center John Bryant (208-87, college: Santa Clara) who scored 12 points and 7 rebounds. Forward Dane Watts (203-86, agency: Pro One Sports) chipped in 10 points and 8 rebounds. Five ratiopharm Ulm players scored in double figures. Guard David Holston (170-86, college: Chicago St.) produced 20 points, 8 assists and 4 steals and center Darren Fenn (208-80, college: Canisius, agency: Limelight Hoops) added 16 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists respectively for the guests.
Top scorers:
Ratiopharm: I.Swann 15+1reb+1ast, J.Bryant 12+7reb+3ast, S.Esterkamp 12+2reb+1ast, S.Betz 11+2reb+1ast, D.Watts 10+8reb+3ast, P.Guenther 10
Art.Dragons: D.Holston 20+4reb+8ast, D.Fenn 16+7reb+5ast, A.Hilliard 14+12reb, N.Peavy 9+8reb, A.Hess 6, J.Strasser 6+2reb
gschID: 130796


EWE Baskets - Bayreuth 88-67

The hosts trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 52-30 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. The best player for the winners was American guard Bobby Brown (188-84, college: Cal.St. Fullerton, agency: Priority Sports) who scored 30 points and 6 assists. The other American import power forward Adam Chubb (208-81, college: Pennsylvania, agency: Pro One Sports) chipped in a double-double by scoring 13 points and 16 rebounds. Nigerian-American forward Ekenechukwu Ibekwe (206-85, college: Maryland) produced 11 points and 8 rebounds and Canadian-Haitian guard Osvaldo Jeanty (183-84, agency: Interperformances) added 17 points respectively for the guests. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games.
Top scorers:
EWE Baskets: B.Brown 30+6ast, A.Chubb 13+16reb+1ast, R.Paulding 10+1reb+1ast, M.Majstorovic 9+3reb+1ast, R.Burrell 7+2reb+2ast, K.Hasbrouck 6+1reb+1ast
Bayreuth: O.Jeanty 17+3reb, M.Shtein 13+4reb, E.Ibekwe 11+8reb+3ast, T.Smith 9+4reb+3ast, K.Hamilton 7+3reb+5ast, S.Schmidt 2+1reb
gschID: 130792


TBB Trier - Bremerhaven 75-56

Eisbaeren Bremerhaven was better in third quarter 20-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. TBB Trier looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Eisbaeren Bremerhaven was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was Serbian forward Dragan Dojcin (205-76) who scored 21 points and 5 rebounds. The former international center Maik Zirbes (205-90) chipped in 15 points and 7 rebounds. Four TBB Trier players scored in double figures. American forward Zachery Peacock (203-87, college: Georgia Tech, agency: Pro One Sports) produced 15 points and 9 rebounds and his fellow American import swingman Torrell Martin (196-85, college: Winthrop) added 13 points and 6 rebounds respectively for the guests. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Top scorers:
TBB Trier: D.Dojcin 21+5reb+2ast, M.Zirbes 15+7reb+1ast, N.Linhart 14+3reb, O.Fassler 10+5reb, J.Bynum 6+5reb+5ast, E.Gallup 3+2reb+4ast
Bremerhaven: Z.Peacock 15+9reb, T.Martin 13+6reb+2ast, C.McNaughton 5+7reb, M.Smith 5+3reb+1ast, J.Cain 5+1ast, J.Brewer 4+2reb+1ast
gschID: 130793




Spanish guard to Schalke 04 - by Moritz Korff
FC Schalke 04 (1. Regionalliga West) will bring in Marc Sola (185-G-85) to replace Alex Murphy (185-PG), who left the Royal Blues after only a short stint in Gelsenkirchen. Sola will arrive on Tuesday for the medical check up. The 26-year-old Spaniard is a product of Unio Manresa and formerly played for the Spanish junior national team. He spent these past years playing in the LEB. During the 2009-10 season he averaged 4.1 points and 2 assists per contest for Gestiberica Ciudad de Vigo (LEB Gold).

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Panellinios rejected license.The Greek A1 with just 13 teams! - by George Fragkos
The Greek A1 will take place this year with just 13 teams! Panellinios Lamia has not been given the requisite license by the national pertinent Committee and the team will not participate in the league.

The team from Athens which moved last year to Lamia was not able to solve its financial problems and the Committee decided to decline their application and leave them out of the A1 and relegate them to the lower category. Though as the A2 has already begun, the 'Olympic winners' as they call them, are not able to participate neither in this category. This means that if the club does not dismantle the team will play in the third division.

The last hope of Panellinios 'died' after the rejection of their request to be given some time by the Basket League and to be given a key in the draw of the A1. ESAKE did not accept this request and it is almost definite that the A1 will be played with 13 teams and every team is going to have two rounds off during the season.

For sure this fact cancels every talk which was held between Panellinios and Iraklis for a possible merger between the two clubs.



B' Division: 2nd Round - Results and Scorers - by Chris Mammides
For the 2nd week of the B' division's league the home teams and the top favorite teams won their games so we had not an actual surprise in any of the courts. The results with more detail were as follows:

Irakleio - Diagoras Rodou 82-68
A no derby took place in Irakleio as the visiting site of Diagoras flew in Crete with just 8 players in the roster, so the competition was not so tough for the home team of coach Rallis, especially when he saw Yiannis Karalis (202-F-80) in an extraordinary day who performed amazingly and was the key figure in the victory of his team. On the other hand Coach Tsakiris was in a pleasant situation to see his player Christos Gogidis (196-G/F-77) to perform very well but he was all alone. The result is fair 100%
Quarters: 22-14, 43-41, 63-54, 82-68
Irakleiio: Harisis 16, Petrakis 12, Xenakis 11, Yiannis Karalis 25
Diagoras: Vogiatzis 10, Dimitriou 16, Christos Gogidis 23.

Halkidona - Doukas 63-71
A great road win was succeeded by the players of Coach Giannopoulos against Halkidona a quite difficult home court. Only 13 minutes were difficult for the visiting site of Doukas and after that Nikos Achis (196-F-89) and Zakinthinos took over and helped their team to succeed this victory. On the other hand, Coach Gerofotis had a great Nikos Moisiadis (180-G-80) but the Greek guard was fighting alone against the very good and solid team of Doukas
Quarters: 16-13, 32-38, 52-57, 63-71
Halkidona: Nikos Moisiadis 22, Papakonstantinou 13 and Darakis 14
Doukas: Nikos Achis 17, Bitzis 12, Zakinthinos 13.

MENT - Near East 76-57
A continuous monologue for the home team of Coach Hatzoulis, MENT which succeeded an easy victory over the inexperienced team of Coach Karnesis, Near East and balance its record to 1-1 after the first two weeks of the league. Four players had a double digit from Near East while Pappas was once more the top scorer for Near East as in another game he was the best player for the visitors
Quarters: 17-10, 38-29, 59-46, 76-57
MENT: Nikolopoulos 13, Triantafillidis 15, Dalpas 14, Kostas Pallis (200-F-79) 18.
Near East: Pappas 14, Emmanouilidis 10, Koupidis 11

Anagennisi Floga - Stratoni 86-72
The game could have been much better especially in the beginning of the second half and after the visiting site of Coach Mythou cut the deficit to just a single basket, unfortunately for the Greek Coach his players had a different opinion and with the barrier of the condition they could continue on the mode of Aristo Nikoloudis (202-F-82) and Mouratidis. Coach Livanos had the opportunity to reach a deficit of as many as 20 points before the final 86-72.
Quarters: 24-19, 46-43, 67-57, 86-72
Anagennisi Floga: Zotos 11, Aristo Nikoloudis 19, Mouratidis 14
Stratoni: Pavlos Pipiliaris (189-G-83) 18, Kountouratzoglou 11, Kotzagiannis 12

Niki Volou - Aias Evosmou 76-65
A great game for 26 minutes as the two teams were following each other on a very close distance after that the team of Coach Zafiroudis took an important leading role and kept it until the very end. Coach Papaioannou saw Anestis Tzinopoulos (188-G-88) in a great shape and is most certainly that he will help the team of Evosmos in the next weeks to come even more.
Quarters: 16-19, 38-34, 59-44, 76-65
Niki Volou: Papoulias 10, Thymnios 13, Thanassis Koutinas 15, Stamos 13
AIAS: Anestis Tzinopoulos 15, Eleftheriadis 11, Melidis 13.

Egaleo - Agia Paraskevi 68-64
A great derby took place in Egaleo where the home team of Coach Hatzigiannakos took the win at the end and after losing most of the game with differences as high as the 11 points. Christodoulos Karavolas (197-F-83) help his team and together with Tolias and Simeopoulos succeeded not to lose a lost game. At the same time, Agia Paraskevi of Coach Hatzipanigiris committed a suicide as they could have won the game and actually lost a game of their own and the chance to change their series to 1-1 instead of the current and poor 0-2.
Quarters: 18-19, 34-37, 49-54, 68-64
Egaleo: Christodoulos Karavolas 15, Simeopoulos 12, Baltas 10, Tolias 12.
KAP: Kostas Hatzikostis (185-G-81) 24, Gribaviotis 11

Koroivos Amaliadas I- raklis 83-40
There are not much to say for this game as the U18 team of Iraklis for a second consecutive game is proving that even though there is a lot of talent, by itself is not enough to help the Thessaloniki team to stay in the division and is most obvious that unless many changes takes place the team of Iraklis will be among the first teams to play in the third division next season.
Quarters: 25-4, 43-18, 76-28, 83-40
Koroivos: Antonis Godopoulos (185-G-81) 19, Gkeros 16, Makris 15, Agapiadis 10
Iraklis: Nikolis (185-G-90) 12




Panionios lands another NBA star - by Chris Mammides
The team of Coach Giorgos Bartzokas , Panionios ON Telecoms Athens with very fast and smart moves is replacing the 'deserter' Byron Mullens (213-C-89, college: Ohio St.) with another NBA star (some say that this change is even better for Panionios ON Telecoms Athens) as the American power Forward/ center Marreese Speights (208-F/C-87, college: Florida) is officially Panionios ON Telecoms Athens player after he sent he signed contract to the team of Nea Smyrni. Coach Giorgos Bartzokas with his coaching team succeeded to do this transfer in no time as Byron Mullens only left the team less than 48 hours ago.

Standings - A2
A2 Standings
 1. Apollon Patras 3-0 
 2. Panerythraikos 3-0 
 3. Ikaroi Serron 2-0 
 4. OFI 2-0 
 5. Amyntas Dafnis 2-1 
 6. AEK 2-1 
 7. Nea Kifisia 2-1 
 8. Doxa Lefkadas 2-1 
 9. Arkadikos 1-2 
 10. Lavrio 1-2 
 11. Panelefsiniakos 1-2 
 12. Perama Ermis 1-2 
 13. AEK/Argous 1-2 
 14. Ermis Lagkada 0-3 
 15. Pagrati 0-3 
 16. Periko/Arhelaos 0-3 


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Standings - Promotie Divisie
Prom.Divisie Standings
 1. Binnenland 4-0 
 2. Leiden 2 4-0 
 3. Red Giants 3-0 
 4. Amsterdam 3-1 
 5. De Hoppers 3-1 
 6. Rotterdam 2 3-1 
 7. Almonte 2-2 
 8. Hoofddorp 2-2 
 9. Punch 1-3 
 10. Cangeroes 1-3 
 11. Goba 1-3 
 12. Akrides 0-3 
 13. De Groene 0-4 
 14. Jugglers 0-4 


Results Dutch Basketball League: - by Sanders Jackson

In Week 2 of the Dutch Basketball League, defending Dutch champion ZZ Leiden gets its 1st regular season win at home winning over Landstede Basketball, Gas Terra Flames win home thriller over Lauselac Aris, and Magixx Kidsright win on the road in Weert.

In the Vijfmeihal the team of head coach Toon van Helfteren spotted Landstede to an early 8-0 lead and managed to keep the guests at arm's length the rest of the way, as the defending Dutch champs bounced back from a tough road loss in Leeuwarden to get their first points of the season, cruising to a 71-58 win. ZZ Leiden led 24-15 at the end of the 1st quarter and led by as much as 36-21 before the guests closed it to within 38-28 at the end of the first half. But ZZ would maintain a double-digit lead throughout the second half, with for the Landstede side only the pair of
Cameron Wells (185-G-88, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Citadel) (21 pts.) and Amu Saaka (198-F-88, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Furman) (14 pts.) playing up to their capabilities. Seamus Boxley (201-F-82, college: Portland St.) led ZZ in scoring with 14 pts. ZZ also had showed their prowess from the three-point line from the trio of Jackson, Sas, Slagter and Cunningham, which will pay dividends down the road. ZZ Leiden are now 1-1.

In a packed Martiniplaza in the northern derby between Gas Terra Flames and Lauselec Aris, the Gas Terra Flames held off a strong challenge by upstart Lauselec Aris thanks to clutch free throw shooting from David Bell (186-G-81, agency: Impact Basketball) to win 83-82. The team of Aris head coach Erik Braal would lead 78-72 in crunch time, but thanks to gritty defense by Sergio de Randamie (201-F-84, agency: R.H.Consultancy, college: Houston), with three consecutive steals Donar would manage to close the gap. With 2 seconds remaining Bell would make the go ahead free throws to give the Flames an 83-82 lead. The guests would have a chance to send the game in overtime, with Aris PG Lance Jeter (190-G, college: Nebraska) missing the second of two free throws, helping the Flames seal the win. Alex Wesby (196-G-80, agency: R.H.Consultancy, college: Temple) led all scorers with 23 pts, Bell had a strong all-around game with 15 pts, 9 rebounds and 6 assists. Jeter led Aris with 21 pts. and 6 assists. The team of Flames head coach Hakim Salem improve to 2-0.

In the Boshoven Magixx Kidsright kept Stepco BS Weert on the struggling side, with a strong 1st quarter making the difference, winning comvincingly 96-81. The team of head coach Michael Schuurs drew the line in the sand with a 28-15 lead at the end of the 1st quarter, with the Limburgers unable to show any resistance from then on. Stepco BS Weert had their hands full with a lightning PG for the second game in a row with Magixx waterbug PG
Maurice Acker (173-PG-87, agency: Edge Sports, college: Marquette) the man with the plan, scoring a team-high 21 pts. The closest BS Weert could get was to within 75-64 in the 4th, but the lack of weapons other than DeMario Anderson (193-G-85, agency: Court Side, college: Quinnipiac) (game-high 27 pts.) was not enough in their comeback bid. Magixx also shot 60.5% FG and had a 39-31 rebounding edge.


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Round 1 - Top Performances - by Tamas Deri
Guards:
Lorenzo Williams (191-G-84, agency: Court Side, college: Rice), ASE: 23 points, 10 assists, 4 received fouls, 3 steals, 3 rebounds, 2 blocks, 34 minutes, 43 RNK
Balazs Simon (188-PG-80, agency: Court Side), Albacomp: 17 points, 11 assists, 4 received fouls, 2 rebounds, 1 steal, 22 minutes, 31 RNK

Forwards:
Rashad Bell (201-F-82, college: Boston U.), Kormend: 26 points, 5 rebounds, 4 received fouls, 2 assists, 24 minutes, 34 RNK
Tomislav Ivosev, Szeged: 21 points, 7 rebounds, 8 received fouls, 4 steals, 3 assists, 38 minutes, 33 RNK

Centers:
Wayne Chism (206-F-87, college: Tennessee), Albacomp: 18 points, 15 rebounds, 6 steals, 6 received fouls, 2 assists, 2 blocks, 24 minutes, 41 RNK
Darian Townes (208-F/C-84), Kormend: 20 points, 6 rebounds, 4 blocks, 4 received fouls, 1 steal, 1 assist, 22 minutes, 30 RNK
Djordje Pantelic (204-F-84), Falco: 17 points, 11 rebounds, 5 received fouls, 3 blocks, 33 minutes, 29 RNK


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


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Icelanders leads Dragons to win - by Siggi Hjorleifsson
In the first round of top league in Sweden 6 Icelandic National team player where on the court with 4 different teams.
Only one of these teams did win and that was last years Champion Sundsvall Dragon led by the three Icelandic players on the team. Hlynur Baeringsson (200-F/C-82) 20 points & 14 rebounds
Pavel Ermolinskij (202-G/F-87, agency: TSS Management) 17 points and 7 rebounds and Jakob Sigurdarson (192-G-82, college: Birmingham Souther) 13 points 4 assist and 4 steals. Dragons won Eco Orebro 79-72.
08 Stockholm and Helgi Magnusson (198-G/F-82, college: Catawba) lost big to LF Basket 103-70. Magnusson 3 points & 5 rebounds
Solna Vikings lost also big against Uppsala Basket 97-66. Logi Gunnarson 5 points.

Brynjar Bjornsson (191-G-88, college: Francis Marion) Jamtland Basket had great deput in the league coming from the bench and be leading scorer in the game with 22 points and 4 rebounds.


Grindavik add Bullock - by Siggi Hjorleifsson
Grindavik sign their second import player. J''Nathan Bullock 6'5' forward from Cleveland State.
Bullock started last season with Optima Gent in top league Belgium but only played 8 games because of injury. In Belgium he average 10,4 points and 2,8 rebounds
Hamar D-1 Club strengthened their roster by signing Terrence Worthy (175-G-88, college: Concordia Irvine) 5'9' guard out of Concordia Irvine NAIA School where he average as a senior 10,8 points, 2,5 rebounds and 2,5 assist
Club also sign young English player Louie Kirkman


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''Chance'' Cup Gets Underway With Two Qr-final Games - by Carmel Drori
By: David Pick and Carmel Drori

Before the 'Chance' cup quarter-finals took place this evening in Jerusalem, Ironi Ashkelon battled BC Habikaa in a tough up-tempo match, as the northern Israeli team came out on top with an 80:73, victory.
Dwayne Mitchell led all scorers with a game high, 20-points, 7 rebounds and 3 steals. Marco Killingworth 15 (8) and Tony Skinn 14, helped secure the win. Rashaun Freeman 17, Paul Delaney 15, Danilo Pinnock 10 and Ezequiel Skverer added 9 points (6 dimes) in a losing effort.

Quarter-finals G1: Maccabi Rishon 78 Bnei Hasharon 75

In the first of two Israeli 'Chance' cup games, Maccabi Rishon beat Bnei Hasharon 78:75, thanks to impressive performances by Rishon's big three, Joseph Crawford, Brandon Bowman and Adrian Uter, finishing with a combined, 52-points.


Maccabi Rishon - Adrian Uter 21 points, Brandon Bowman 16 points, 8 rebounds, Joseph Crawford 15 and Nitzan Hanuki finished with 8 points.

Bnei Hasharon - LaceDarius Dunn 25 (4-threes), Kenny Lawson 17, Guy Lavie 10 and Tweety Carter added 9.

The game developed into a dog battle under the rims with Adrian Uter crashing the boards and Joey Crawford getting to cup at will, giving Rishon a 24:17, lead after one. By half-time,
Rishon managed to increase its lead to double-digits, despite 12-first half points from Bnei's newly signed Kenny Lawson, who landed in Israel just two-days ago, 51:41.
In the third, Dunn began to heat up shooting lights out including four treys, but Bnei was still down, 68:59, starting the fourth. In the final session, Bnei managed to close the gap thanks to Dunn and Carter, but it wasn't enough and the final buzzer showing a 78:75, Rishon victory.

Quarter-finals G2: Maccabi Ashdod 64 Hapoel Jerusalem 75

In the second ''Chance'' cup game, Hapoel Jerusalem beat Maccabi Ashdod 64 75, thanks to an impressive performance by Jerusalem's new hit Luke Jackson. The American forward finished with 20 points and 7/10 from the field, he also added 5 rebounds, 4 steals and 2 assists.

Maccabi Ashdod tried to close the gap, chasing Hapoel since the start but it was obvious Jerusalem was just too good, or in this case, Ashdod just wasn't good enough.

Jerusalem - Luke Jackson 20, D.J. Strawberry 14 (6 rebs, 6 assists), Elishay Kadir 14 (6 rebs),Yuval Naimy 12.

Ashdod - Craig Brackins 17, Alex Tyus 13 (10 rebs), Josh Carter 12, Meir Tapiro 9 (8 rebounds, 11 assists).



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  ITALY   


Standings - SerieA
SerieA Standings
 1. Angelico BI 1-0 
 2. Armani MI 1-0 
 3. Banco di Sard. 1-0 
 4. Bennet Cantu 1-0 
 5. CS Bologna 1-0 
 6. Fabi Shoes 1-0 
 7. Montepaschi 1-0 
 8. Pepsi Caserta 1-0 
 9. Umana Venezia 0-0 
 10. Banca Tercas 0-1 
 11. Benetton TV 0-1 
 12. Cimberio VA 0-1 
 13. Lottomatica 0-1 
 14. Novipiu CM 0-1 
 15. Scavolini PS 0-1 
 16. Sidigas AV 0-1 
 17. Vanoli CR 0-1 


SerieA invites to 2011/2012 season. Round 1 - by Eurobasket News
The Regular Season in SerieA just started.

CS Bologna - Lottomatica 93-91

Lottomatica Roma was plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. American-Bulgarian center Jared Homan (206-83, college: Iowa St.) nailed a double-double by scoring 23 points and 16 rebounds for the winning side and American guard Chris Douglas-Roberts (201-87, college: Memphis) accounted for 13 points and 7 rebounds. Five CS Bologna players scored in double figures. American guard Clay Tucker (195-80, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee, agency: Pro One Sports) came up with 20 points and 6 rebounds and Montenegrin forward Vladimir Dasic (207-88, agency: Beo Basket) added 22 points and 6 rebounds respectively for Lottomatica Roma in the defeat.
Top scorers:
CS Bologna: J.Homan 23+16reb, P.Koponen 14+1ast, V.Sanikidze 13+6reb, C.Douglas-Roberts 13+7reb+1ast, T.McIntyre 12+1reb+7ast, D.Gailius 7+1reb
Lottomatica: V.Dasic 22+6reb, C.Tucker 20+6reb+2ast, L.Datome 15+6reb, A.Maestranzi 9+2reb+1ast, N.Gordic 7+1reb+1ast, U.Slokar 7+4reb
gschID: 133755


Pepsi Caserta - Benetton TV 85-84

The hosts were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. Pepsi Caserta made 19-of-22 charity shots (86.4 percent) during the game. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Andre Smith (203-85, college: N.Dakota St.) who helped to win the game recording 24 points and 7 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). His fellow American import point guard Andre Collins (183-82, college: Loyola, MD) contributed with 19 points and 4 assists for the winners. American power forward Jeff Adrien (202-86, college: Connecticut, agency: Priority Sports) answered with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds and naturalized Slovenian guard Sani Becirovic (196-81) added 20 points and 5 assists in the effort for Benetton Treviso. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Pepsi Caserta: A.Smith 24+7reb+3ast, A.Collins 19+1reb+4ast, A.Stipanovic 14+5reb, O.Efejuku 13+4reb, K.Fletcher 8+1reb, A.Righetti 7+4reb+1ast
Benetton TV: S.Becirovic 20+3reb+5ast, J.Adrien 18+11reb, B.Scalabrine 16+3reb+3ast, A.Gentile 13+2reb+1ast, E.Moore 7+2reb, V.Moldoveanu 5+2reb
gschID: 133756


Vanoli CR - Bennet Cantu 60-72

The game was mostly controlled by Bennet Cantu. Vanoli-Braga was better in second period 21-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American forward Maarten Leunen (206-85, college: Oregon) stepped up and scored 15 points and 6 rebounds for the winners and Serbian forward Vladimir Micov (203-85, agency: Beo Basket) chipped in 12 points and 8 rebounds. Five Bennet Cantu players scored in double figures. Bennet Cantu's coach Andrea Trinchieri allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. At the losing side Croatian forward Jasmin Perkovic (203-80) responded with 8 points and 7 rebounds and the former international guard Daniele Cinciarini (194-83) scored 13 points.
Top scorers:
Bennet Cantu: M.Leunen 15+6reb+2ast, N.Mazzarino 14+4reb+1ast, V.Micov 12+8reb+2ast, A.Cinciarini 12+3reb+1ast, M.Markoishvili 10+2reb+1ast, M.Scekic 5+2reb
Vanoli CR: D.Cinciarini 13+3reb, V.Wafer 12+3reb, M.Milic 11+4reb, J.Perkovic 8+7reb+1ast, B.Tabu-Eboma 6+3reb+2ast, B.Thomas 5+2reb
gschID: 133757


Angelico BI - Scavolini PS 76-65

The hosts trailed by 4 points after three quarters before their 27-12 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Angelico Biella made 19-of-24 free shots (79.2 percent) during the game. They also forced 19 Scavolini Pesaro turnovers. 24 personal fouls committed by Scavolini Pesaro helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American point guard Jacob Pullen (182-89, college: Kansas St.) stepped up and scored 22 points for the winners and Serbian power forward Tadija Dragicevic (206-86, agency: Beo Basket) chipped in 9 points and 11 rebounds. At the losing side the former international guard Daniel Hackett (197-87, college: USC) responded with 16 points and 8 rebounds and the former international center Marco Cusin (211-85, agency: Interperformances) scored 18 points, 7 rebounds and 4 blocks.
Top scorers:
Angelico BI: J.Pullen 22+2reb+2ast, A.Coleman 16+3reb+1ast, T.Dragicevic 9+11reb, M.Soragna 8+3reb+1ast, M.Chessa 7+2reb+2ast, A.Miralles 7+10reb+1ast
Scavolini PS: M.Cusin 18+7reb, D.Hackett 16+8reb+2ast, R.Hickman 12+3reb+1ast, D.Cavaliero 10+2reb+7ast, T.Lydeka 6+4reb, S.Flamini 3
gschID: 133751


Banca Tercas - Montepaschi 67-75


Banca Tercas were trailing by 3 points at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 25-16 charge of Montepaschi Siena, which allowed them to win the game. They made 27-of-33 free shots (81.8 percent) during the game. Australian center David Andersen (212-80) fired a double-double by scoring 11 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 blocks for the winners. American-FYR Macedonian point guard Bo McCalebb (183-85, college: New Orleans) chipped in 14 points. Montepaschi Siena's coach Simone Pianigiani used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The former international power forward Valerio Amoroso (204-80) produced a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds and American guard Brad Wanamaker (193-89, college: Pittsburgh) added 16 points and 7 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Montepaschi: P.Aradori 15+1reb, B.McCalebb 14+2reb+2ast, R.Kaukenas 14+1reb+2ast, D.Andersen 11+10reb+4ast, D.Moss 7+4reb, M.Carraretto 5+1reb
Banca Tercas: V.Amoroso 17+11reb+1ast, B.Wanamaker 16+7reb+3ast, M.Borisov 15+7reb+2ast, B.Brown 12+11reb, D.Brown 4+2reb+5ast, B.Cerella 3


gschID: 133752


Armani MI - Cimberio VA 89-75

The game was mostly controlled by Armani Milano. Cimberio Varese was better in fourth quarter 20-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Armani Milano made 22-of-29 free shots (75.9 percent) during the game. Cimberio Varese was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. American-Montenegrin point guard Omar-Sharif Cook (186-82, college: St.John's, agency: Beo Basket) stepped up and scored 11 points and 4 assists for the winners and international forward Stefano Mancinelli (203-83) chipped in 10 points. Five Armani Milano players scored in double figures. At the losing side French forward Yakhouba Diawara (201-82, college: Pepperdine) responded with 26 points and Croatian point guard Rok Stipcevic (186-86) scored 13 points.
Top scorers:
Armani MI: D.Nicholas 16+1reb, D.Gallinari 12+2reb+1ast, M.Hairston 12+3reb, O.Cook 11+3reb+4ast, A.Fotsis 10+4reb, S.Mancinelli 10+4reb+3ast
Cimberio VA: Y.Diawara 26+2reb+2ast, R.Stipcevic 13+1reb+3ast, L.Garri 9+6reb, G.Ganeto 7+4reb, J.Hurtt 6+2reb, K.Kangur 6+6reb+3ast
gschID: 133753


Banco di Sard. - Novipiu CM 78-58

Banco di Sard. led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Americans were the main players on the court. point guard Travis Diener (184-82, college: Marquette) stepped up and scored 25 points and 6 assists for the winners and guard Drake Diener (196-81, college: De Paul, agency: Priority Sports) chipped in 8 points and 6 rebounds. At the losing side guard Garrett Temple (197-86, college: LSU) responded with 13 points and 4 assists and swingman Matt Janning (193-88, college: Northeastern, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) scored 9 points and 7 rebounds.

Top scorers:
Banco di Sard.: T.Diener 25+4reb+6ast, Q.Hosley 13+1reb+2ast, N.Metreveli 9+5reb, V.Plisnic 9+1reb+2ast, D.Diener 8+6reb+3ast, K.Benson 7+5reb
Novipiu CM: G.Temple 13+3reb+4ast, J.Trapani 10+2reb+1ast, M.Janning 9+7reb+1ast, G.Ferrero 8+1reb+1ast, D.Chiotti 7+8reb, M.Dunigan 6+2reb


gschID: 133754


Fabi Shoes - Sidigas AV 85-76

The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Fabi Shoes Montegranaro made 26-of-29 free shots (89.7 percent) during the game. Air Avellino was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. American-Swiss power forward Greg Brunner (201-83, college: Iowa) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds for the winners and Serbian guard Ivan Zoroski (195-79) chipped in 19 points and 4 assists. Five Fabi Shoes Montegranaro players scored in double figures. At the losing side American-Spanish guard Taquan Dean (193-83, college: Louisville, agency: Lanshire Group) responded with 25 points and 4 assists and American forward Chevon Troutman (202-81, college: Pittsburgh, agency: ACMT) scored 18 points and 9 rebounds.
Top scorers:
Fabi Shoes: I.Zoroski 19+1reb+4ast, G.Brunner 18+11reb+2ast, C.Karl 11+1ast, F.Di Bella 11+3reb+1ast, D.Ivanov 10+7reb+2ast, T.Kirksay 5+4reb+2ast
Sidigas AV: T.Dean 25+4reb+4ast, C.Troutman 18+9reb, M.Green 12+3reb+4ast, L.Johnson 7+7reb+1ast, V.Spinelli 5+1ast, G.Jurica 4+2reb+2ast
gschID: 133750




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  JAMAICA   


Kevin Young debuted for Aishin - by Eurobasket News
Kevin Young (206-C-84, college: Missouri) debuted for Aishin with 10 points and 9 rebounds against Toshiba BT in a 68:51 win. In the second game he nailed 13 points in a 78:74 victory.
Kevin Young started his career in 2002-2003 for Missouri (NCAA) and in the last season there averaged 8.5ppg, 7.3rpg, FGP: 50.8%, FT: 65.5%. Later he played for Kepez Bld Antalya (TB2L), Paris Basket Racing (France-ProA), Rotterdam Basketbal (Holland-Eredivisie), Atletico Bigua (Uruguay-LUB, starting five),Marinos de Anzotegui (Venezuela-LPB) and Atletico Bigua (Uruguay-LUB).
In 2009-2010 he appeared for Ciclista Olimpico de La Banda (Argentina-LigaA, starting five) and in 11 games averaged 7.1ppg, 5.1rpg, FGP: 50.9%, FT: 54.1%. In March signed at Bucaneros de La Guaira (Venezuela-LPB, starting five) and showed 14.1ppg, 7.0rpg, 0.9apg, 1.0spg, 0.6bpg, 2PT: 61.0%, 3PT: 0%, FT: 65.0%.
The season 2010-2011 Kevin Young started for Pioneros de Quintana Roo-Cancun (Mexico-LNBP) and in 52 games had 9.7ppg, 5.9rpg, FGP: 61.4%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 58.3%. Later he played for Bucaneros de La Guaira (Venezuela-LPB, starting five) and recorded 17 points and 13 rebounds in a Bucaneros 89-73 win over Gaiteros.



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  JAPAN   


Kevin Young debuted for Aishin - by Eurobasket News
Kevin Young (206-C-84, college: Missouri) debuted for Aishin with 10 points and 9 rebounds against Toshiba BT in a 68:51 win. In the second game he nailed 13 points in a 78:74 victory.
Kevin Young started his career in 2002-2003 for Missouri (NCAA) and in the last season there averaged 8.5ppg, 7.3rpg, FGP: 50.8%, FT: 65.5%. Later he played for Kepez Bld Antalya (TB2L), Paris Basket Racing (France-ProA), Rotterdam Basketbal (Holland-Eredivisie), Atletico Bigua (Uruguay-LUB, starting five),Marinos de Anzotegui (Venezuela-LPB) and Atletico Bigua (Uruguay-LUB).
In 2009-2010 he appeared for Ciclista Olimpico de La Banda (Argentina-LigaA, starting five) and in 11 games averaged 7.1ppg, 5.1rpg, FGP: 50.9%, FT: 54.1%. In March signed at Bucaneros de La Guaira (Venezuela-LPB, starting five) and showed 14.1ppg, 7.0rpg, 0.9apg, 1.0spg, 0.6bpg, 2PT: 61.0%, 3PT: 0%, FT: 65.0%.
The season 2010-2011 Kevin Young started for Pioneros de Quintana Roo-Cancun (Mexico-LNBP) and in 52 games had 9.7ppg, 5.9rpg, FGP: 61.4%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 58.3%. Later he played for Bucaneros de La Guaira (Venezuela-LPB, starting five) and recorded 17 points and 13 rebounds in a Bucaneros 89-73 win over Gaiteros.



The Regular Season in JBL just started - by Eurobasket News
The Regular Season in JBL just started. The round was exceptionally exciting as three games ended with a tiny margin. The most impressive performance of 1st round was 26 points and 18 rebounds by J.R. Sakuragi of Aishin SH.

Tochigi Brex - Mitsubishi DD 58-94

The game was mostly controlled by Mitsubishi Dolphins. Tochigi Brex managed to win third quarter 23-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Mitsubishi Dolphins dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Tochigi Brex's 34. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Ron Hale (203-77, college: Florida St.) who helped to win the game recording 22 points and 6 rebounds. The former international guard Kei Igarashi (180-80) contributed with 11 points and 6 assists for the winners. International guard Takuya Kawamura (193-86) answered with 14 points and American forward Lamar Rice (203-82, college: Georgetown, KY) added 8 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Tochigi Brex.
Top scorers:
Mitsubishi DD: R.Hale 22+6reb+2ast, K.Nakagawa 12+3reb+1ast, K.Igarashi 11+2reb+6ast, Y.Yo 9+1ast, B.Allen 8+5reb+1ast, S.Utsumi 8+3ast
Tochigi Brex: T.Kawamura 14+2reb+3ast, L.Rice 8+6reb, S.Hinkley 7+3reb, M.Kataoka 7+2reb+4ast, S.Ito 5+7reb+1ast, Y.Tabuse 4
gschID: 137257


Aishin SH - Toshiba BT 78-74



The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Toshiba Thunders won fourth quarter 25-21. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Aishin Sea Horses shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 57.1 percentage. It was a very good performance for the former international point guard Shinsuke Kashiwagi (183-81) who helped to win the game recording 16 points and 4 assists. American forward Anthony Richardson (201-83, college: Florida St., agency: TSS Management) contributed with 12 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. American forward Chris Moss (204-80, college: W.Virginia) answered with 14 points and 9 rebounds and the former international swingman Shohei Kikuchi (190-85) added 13 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Toshiba Thunders. Four Aishin Sea Horses and five Toshiba Thunders players scored in double figures.


Top scorers:
Aishin SH: S.Kashiwagi 16+4ast, K.Young 13+5reb, T.Furukawa 13+1reb, S.Asayama 12+1reb+5ast, A.Richardson 12+5reb+2ast, J.Sakuragi 5+9reb+2ast
Toshiba BT: C.Moss 14+9reb+1ast, R.Shinoyama 13+3reb+1ast, S.Kikuchi 13+6reb+2ast, S.Merritt 11+6reb+1ast, Y.Uda 10+1reb+2ast, J.Katsumata 4+2reb


gschID: 137258


Panasonic T. - Toyota Alvark 64-80

The game was mostly controlled by Toyota Alvark. Panasonic Trians was better in fourth quarter 22-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Toyota Alvark made 21-of-26 charity shots (80.8 percent) during the game. Toyota Alvark outrebounded Panasonic Trians 44-21 including a 32-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. American forward Jeff Gibbs (188-80, college: Otterbein) fired 15 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. International power forward Kosuke Takeuchi (206-85) chipped in a double-double by scoring 12 points and 10 rebounds. Toyota Alvark's coach used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. International guard Kenta Hirose (193-85) produced 17 points and American forward Ace Custis (202-74, college: Virginia Tech, agency: Higher Vision Sports) added 8 points respectively for lost side.
Top scorers:
Toyota Alvark: J.Gibbs 15+8reb+2ast, K.Takeuchi 12+10reb+2ast, P.Ricci 12+11reb, K.Tanaka 9+4reb+1ast, T.Ito 9+1reb+4ast, K.Matsui 9+5reb+1ast
Panasonic T.: K.Hirose 17+3reb+1ast, S.Kobayashi 11+1ast, T.Onishi 9+3reb+1ast, A.Custis 8+4reb+3ast, F.Aono 7+3reb+1ast, K.Kanamaru 6+2reb


gschID: 137259


Hitachi SR - Hokkaido L. 70-72

Hitachi Sunrockers were ahead by 2 points at the halftime before a 39-35 second half run of Hokkaido L.. They made 20-of-26 charity shots (76.9 percent) during the game. American forward Jai Lewis (201-83, college: George Mason, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement) stepped up and scored 16 points and 7 assists for the winners and international guard Ryota Sakurai (194-83) chipped in 14 points and 6 rebounds. At the losing side international power forward Joji Takeuchi (206-85, agency: N.E.T.) responded with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds and the former international forward Taiji Sakai (190-84) scored 13 points and 4 assists. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game.


Top scorers:
Hokkaido L.: T.Orimo 16+2reb+1ast, J.Lewis 16+4reb+7ast, R.Sakurai 14+6reb+2ast, T.Klette 9+8reb+2ast, M.Diouf 7+9reb, D.Noguchi 6+1reb+2ast
Hitachi SR: J.Takeuchi 18+11reb+3ast, T.Sakai 13+4reb+4ast, F.Nishimura 9+1reb+2ast, T.Sato 8+4reb+1ast, J.Smith 6+3reb+1ast, H.Kashiwakura 6+3reb+2ast


gschID: 137254


Aishin SH - Toshiba BT 68-51


The hosts trailed by 10 points after first quarter, but they stormed back and won the game by 17 points. Aishin Sea Horses dominated on the defensive end, holding Toshiba Thunders to just 7 points in second quarter. Aishin Sea Horses had a 34-21 advantage in offensive rebounds. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Aishin Sea Horses made 7 blocks. It was a very good performance for the former international power forward J.R. Sakuragi (206-76, college: UCLA) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 26 points and 18 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws). Jamaican center Kevin Young (206-84, college: Missouri) contributed with 10 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Four Aishin Sea Horses players scored in double figures. American forward Chris Moss (204-80, college: W.Virginia) answered with 11 points and 8 rebounds and the former international power forward Yoshifumi Kuwahara (200-80) added 8 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Toshiba Thunders.


Top scorers:
Aishin SH: J.Sakuragi 26+18reb+3ast, A.Richardson 12+3reb+1ast, K.Young 10+9reb, S.Kashiwagi 10+2reb+2ast, T.Furukawa 9+1reb+1ast, H.Ryoma 1+2reb+4ast
Toshiba BT: Y.Uda 11+3reb+2ast, C.Moss 11+8reb+1ast, S.Merritt 8+5reb, Y.Kuwahara 8+9reb, S.Kikuchi 6+4reb+1ast, Y.Miyanga 3+1reb+5ast


gschID: 137255


Panasonic T. - Toyota Alvark 71-79

Panasonic Trians trailed by 12 points at halftime and as many as 19 after three quarters before a 32-21 last quarter charge cut the deficit to 71-79 at the end of the game. Toyota Alvark made 17-of-21 free shots (81.0 percent) during the game. It was a very good performance for American forward Philip Ricci (202-80, college: Oregon St.) who helped to win the game recording 23 points and 8 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). His fellow American import forward Jeff Gibbs (188-80, college: Otterbein) contributed with 6 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. American forward Ace Custis (202-74, college: Virginia Tech, agency: Higher Vision Sports) answered with 20 points and 9 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and international point guard Hiroyuki Kinoshita (178-80) added 7 points and 7 assists in the effort for Panasonic Trians.
Top scorers:
Toyota Alvark: P.Ricci 23+8reb+1ast, K.Matsui 15+2reb, T.Ito 10+3reb+2ast, K.Takeuchi 9+4reb, Y.Okada 7+1reb+1ast, J.Gibbs 6+10reb+1ast
Panasonic T.: A.Custis 20+9reb+1ast, T.Onishi 12+3reb, K.Kanamaru 11+2reb, H.Kinoshita 7+3reb+7ast, T.Hamada 6+1reb, F.Aono 4+8reb
gschID: 137256


Hitachi SR - Hokkaido L. 74-71

The hosts 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 74-71. International power forward Joji Takeuchi (206-85, agency: N.E.T.) nailed a double-double by scoring 19 points and 11 rebounds for the winning side and international guard Fumio Nishimura (177-86) accounted for 15 points and 5 assists. The former international guard Takehiko Orimo (190-70) came up with 24 points and 5 rebounds and Senegalese swingman Mamadou Diouf (197-77, college: Delaware) added 13 points and 7 rebounds respectively for Hokkaido L. in the defeat.


Top scorers:
Hitachi SR: J.Takeuchi 19+11reb+2ast, F.Nishimura 15+2reb+5ast, D.Kobayashi 10+2reb+1ast, C.Maraker 8+3reb, T.Sato 7+3reb+2ast, H.Kashiwakura 7+4reb+4ast
Hokkaido L.: T.Orimo 24+5reb+2ast, T.Klette 13+3reb+1ast, M.Diouf 13+7reb+1ast, J.Lewis 9+6reb+3ast, R.Sakurai 4+3reb+3ast, T.Abe 3+2reb+5ast


gschID: 137252


Tochigi Brex - Mitsubishi DD 83-74

Mitsubishi Dolphins were trailing by 4 points at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 29-19 charge of Tochigi Brex, which allowed them to win the game. Quite impressive performance for international guard Takuya Kawamura (193-86) who helped to win the game recording 40 points (!!!), 9 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals. The former international swingman Ken Takeda (188-78) contributed with 7 points and 4 assists for the winners. American forward Ron Hale (203-77, college: Florida St.) answered with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 14 rebounds and the former international guard Kei Igarashi (180-80) added 21 points and 4 assists in the effort for Mitsubishi Dolphins. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games.


Top scorers:
Tochigi Brex: T.Kawamura 40+9reb+5ast, L.Rice 8+3reb+1ast, K.Takeda 7+4reb+4ast, D.Yamada 5+6reb+1ast, T.Smith 5+3reb, S.Ito 5+5reb
Mitsubishi DD: K.Igarashi 21+1reb+4ast, R.Hale 16+14reb+1ast, S.Utsumi 11+4reb, Y.Yo 6+3reb, J.Uzawa 6+7reb, Z.Abe 6+1ast


gschID: 137253




Standings - JBL
JBL Standings
 1. Aishin SH 2-0 
 2. Toyota Alvark 2-0 
 3. Mitsubishi DD 1-1 
 4. Hitachi SR 1-1 
 5. Hokkaido L. 1-1 
 6. Tochigi Brex 1-1 
 7. Panasonic T. 0-2 
 8. Toshiba BT 0-2 


Standings - BJ League
BJ Standings
Eastern
 1. Sendai 89ers 2-0 
 2. Niigata Albirex 1-1 
 3. Yokohama 1-1 
 4. Hamamatsu P. 1-1 
 5. Shinshu BW 1-1 
 6. Akita NH 0-0 
 7. Chiba Jets 0-0 
 8. Saitama Bron. 0-0 
 9. Toyama Grouses 0-0 
 10. Iwate Big Bulls 0-2 
Western
 1. Fukuoka Rizing 0-0 
 2. Kyoto Hannar. 0-0 
 3. Miyazaki SS 0-0 
 4. Oita H.Devils 0-0 
 5. Okinawa GK 0-0 
 6. Osaka Evessa 0-0 
 7. Shiga L-Stars 0-0 
 8. Shimane SM 0-0 
 9. Takamatsu FA 0-0 


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  JORDAN   


Sam Daghlas: I take pride of being a leader. Very excited for the upcoming Season in China! - by Omar Shafaamri
Asia-Basket is happy to meet Asia's Best Point Guard and the Silver medalist at the 26th FIBA Asia Championship Daghles Osama (198-G-79, college: Midwestern St.)

- Tell us about your feelings getting the 2nd place in Wuhan2011 ?
Sam: Well, It feels great to come in 2nd. But still hurts to come one shot away from wining the Asian championship and to qualify to the 2012 Olympics. I think we showed the world that we did deserve to be there and to win it too. Im very proud of the guys and how they performed.

- Critical Moments Loss, With Iran in FIBA Asia 2009- Semi Final, with Australia in FIBA World 2010 and now with China in FIBA Asia 2011-Final, What's the Secret behind it?! is it a Habit , lack of Experience or Bad Coaching?
Sam: Its none of the above. Its bad luck and you need luck at the end of the games most of the times. If you look back at all of the last shots weve taken in the past games you can see we did take good shots but they didnt fall. I hope this will change soon for the better.

- Jordan NT Coach Thomas Baldwin talked about an inspirational Speech you made minutes before the Quarter Finals Game with Iran, Tell us about it?
Sam: I still cant believe coach put me on the spot about that. LOL As you guys know I take pride of being a leader, thats why I thought it was needed at the time for what we were going through. I felt that we need some kind of inspiration going into Iran game and im very thankful it helped. What really matters most is the guys went out and gave everything they had to win the game and thats what its all about the team.

- What do you think of our Chances in the Olympics Qualifying Tournament next year in New Zealand ?
Sam: Very tough but doable by no means. We will always have a chance. But it will require us to get the basketball game on track in Jordan. We need to have a league with imports, teams that want to found and support basketball and improve the game, improve the marketing of the game and more.

- Veterans Zaid Alkhas and Ayman Idais declared their Retirement from the NT, Enver Soobzokov is 33, you are 32. Who's going to close the gap this great Generation will leave ?
Sam: I think they decided to retire due to personal reasons nothing more. I think they both can still play and help. Yes im 32 but I learned to take care of my body by eating properly and training smart. I easily can play for years to come if I chose to. I still love the game and enjoy every second of competing. I do get tired of the traveling but you have to sacrifice in life to become. Im doing something I love and im thankful god gave me the opportunity to do this for living.

- Our Basketball reached the World Best Level, but in comparison to Soccer (Despite the Huge Differnce in Achievements) it's still ignored from the Government, Sponsors. What's the Reason behind that?!
Sam: I have no idea to be honest. Its sad though. Maybe we are just not a sport country. Soccer and basketball are doing lots of great things for the country and with more support and push we can even do more. I hope one day I can see sports in Jordan being supported like other countries.

- How can we maintain this achievement aiming for the title in FIBA Asia 2013 ?
Sam: Prepare smart, hard and well. Have a plan and stick to it. I think we have a shot to qualify to the world cup once again but it will require some real hard work.

- What do you think of Coach Tab Baldwin ? What's the difference between him and NT EX-Coach Mario Palma ? Who's System you believe suits our NT the most?
Sam: I love coach Baldwin, hes a great coach and his resume speaks for it self. Hes basketball junkie like my self. Him and I had great conversations about basketball and life this past summer. He has a great system if its executed right by the players it will do wonders. You will never see 2 coaches with the same system. They are both deferent and they both succeeded with their system at a high level. I enjoyed playing for every coach I played for in the past.

- What do you think will improve basketball in the middle east?
Sam:Having a west Asia league, allowing teams to have an Arab player as a local on teams to help improve the level of the clubs. Televise the league. Market it well. I think thats how we can start going into the right direction and get people interested to be a part of basketball again. Basketball has grown in west Asia as you see. We are competing with higher-level countries so its that time to advance our game and basketball in West Asia. Hope to see that in the up coming years.

- What do you expect from your Second year in CBA, taking into consideration that (due to NBA Lockout) many NBA Stars will play in China this Season?
Sam: Im very excited for the upcoming season in the CBA. I think its going to be one of their best seasons in the past years due to big names signing in the CBA this year. We are seeing NBA players getting signed by many Chinese teams. Im looking forward to continuing the success I had last season as I lead the league in assist. My goal this year to help my team make the playoffs.

- Who's your Idol Basketball Player (Old & New) ?
Sam: Old was magic Johnson and Michel Jordan. Now its Steve Nash and Kobe.

- Untill when will Sam Daghlas impress his big Fan Base ?
Sam: I think thats up to how hard I keep working for the up coming years and god willing I stay healthy. The fans shouldnt have any worries when it comes down to Sam doing his job on the court.

- What's the Dream you still did not reach ?
Sam: I almost did it this summer and qualified to the Olympics but god had another plan and im fine with it. I dont look at dreams I set goals and work my behind off to reach them.

- What do you think of Asia-Basket Website ?!
Sam: Best website out there. It keeps everyone around the world updated to whats going on in this part of the world.

- Your Last Words to the Fans ?
Sam: Thank you all for all of the support you have given me in the past years and lets not stop now. Keep following me through out the season along with facebook and twitter account. Thank you and god bless.

Interviewed by Omar Shafaamri
09.10.2011


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BC Astana shock Zalgiris in the capital - by Eurobasket News
VTB League

BC Astana-Zalgiris 86:78

BC Astana shock Zalgiris in the capital of the country. The team from Kazakhstan tied both records at 1-1 in VTB League.
Ty Lawson (180-PG-87, college: N.Carolina) gave the favorites Zalgiris 14:4 and it seemed the Lithuanian titan would benefit from the game. The hosts however were too far to give up and Branko Cvetkovic (200-G/F-84, agency: Beo Basket) tied the game at 15:15. Moreover he later brought 20:19 and Rustam Yargaliev gave Astana 33:31 lead. DeJuan Collins performed a 2 points jump shot to keep Zalgiris at 38:35 at the halftime.
The third quarter also belonged to Zalgiris that had 62:58 at the end of it. Robertas Javtokas (211-C-80, agency: Interperformances, college: Arizona) brought 67:61, but that lead was the last for the Baltic side. Goran Cakic (208-C/F-80, agency: Beo Basket) closed a 9-0 run for 70:67 and Jerry Johnson (183-G-82, agency: Beo Basket, college: Rider) performed a 3 points jump shot for 80:72. The latter brought the last points for the team that grabbed the initial and important win at the first game at home.
Branko Cvetkovic paced all the winners with 18 points and Rawle Marshall (201-G-82, college: Oakland) notched 16. Jerry Johnson delivered 14, while Goran Cakic added 13. Paulius Jankunas (205-F-84, agency: Interperformances) ended up with 19 points and Ty Lawson notched 13 for the guests. Mantas Kalnietis (196-G-86, agency: Interperformances) netted 11, while Robertas Javtokas brought 10.

BC Astana: Branko Cvetkovic 18, Rawle Marshall 16, Jerry Johnson 14, Goran Cakic 13
Zalgiris: Paulius Jankunas 19, Ty Lawson 13, Mantas Kalnietis 11, Robertas Javtokas 10




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  KUWAIT   


D1 Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Myron HOWE
  Tri-Ci.
  (180-G-)
  Avg: 17.3
 1. Myron Howe Tri-Ci.17.3 
 2. David Bailey Tri-C.13.5 
 3. Robert Padge., Tri.11.0 
 4. Stefan Haski., Tri.10.7 
 5. Bill Green Tri-Ci.7.0 
 6. Curtis Massey Tri-.4.5 
 7. Brandon Simms Tri-.4.3 
 8. Chuck Thomps., Tri.3.0 
 9. Donald Eason Tri-C.1.7 
 10. Emanuel With.,.0.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 David BAILEY
  Tri-Ci.
  (203-F-83)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. David Bailey Tri-C.11.5 
 2. Myron Howe Tri-Ci.5.8 
 3. Bill Green Tri-Ci.5.3 
 4. Stefan Haski., Tri.4.3 
 5. Robert Padge., Tri.4.3 
 6. Chuck Thomps., Tri.4.0 
 7. Curtis Massey Tri-.4.0 
 8. Donald Eason Tri-C.3.7 
 9. Emanuel With., Tri.2.7 
 10. Brandon Simms T.1.0 
Assists Per Game
 Chuck THOMPSON
  Tri-Ci.
  (173-G-)
  Avg: 4
 1. Chuck Thomps., Tri.4.0 
 2. Brandon Simms Tri-.4.0 
 3. Myron Howe Tri-Ci.3.3 
 4. Stefan Haski., Tri.2.3 
 5. Robert Padge., Tri.1.3 
 6. David Bailey Tri-C.1.0 
 7. Bill Green Tri-Ci.1.0 
 8. Curtis Massey Tri-.1.0 
 9. Donald Eason Tri-C.0.3 
 10. Emanuel With.,.0.0 
Steals Per Game
 Myron HOWE
  Tri-Ci.
  (180-G-)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Myron Howe Tri-Ci.1.8 
 2. Chuck Thomps., Tri.1.5 
 3. Brandon Simms Tri-.0.7 
 4. David Bailey Tri-C.0.7 
 5. Curtis Massey Tri-.0.5 
 6. Bill Green Tri-Ci.0.3 
 7. Robert Padge., Tri.0.3 
 8. Stefan Haski., Tri.0.3 
 9. Emanuel With., Tri.0.0 
 10. Donald Eason Tr.0.0 
Blocks Per Game
 David BAILEY
  Tri-Ci.
  (203-F-83)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. David Bailey Tri-C.2.5 
 2. Donald Eason Tri-C.1.0 
 3. Emanuel With., Tri.0.7 
 4. Bill Green Tri-Ci.0.7 
 5. Curtis Massey Tri-.0.5 
 6. Myron Howe Tri-Ci.0.3 
 7. Robert Padge., Tri.0.0 
 8. Stefan Haski., Tri.0.0 
 9. Brandon Simms Tri-.0.0 
 10. Chuck Thomps.,.0.0 


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LBL Standing
LBL Standings
 1. Turiba 1-0 
 2. VEF Riga 1-0 
 3. Ventspils 1-0 
 4. Jelgava 0-0 
 5. Jurmala 0-0 
 6. U18 0-0 
 7. Liepaja 0-1 
 8. LU 0-1 
 9. Valmiera 0-1 


The Start of 2011/2012 season - by Eurobasket News
Three games were played last night in the start of the 2011/2012 season. VEF Riga overcame Liepaja 83:76. American center Courtney Sims (211-C-83, college: Michigan) nailed a double-double by scoring 32 points and 11 rebounds for the winning side and Dairis Bertans (192-G/F-89) accounted for 19 points. Josh Mayo (182-G-87, agency: RIZO, college: Ill.-Chicago) came up with 17 points and 4 assists and Augustinas Vitas (210-C-82, college: Birmingham Souther) added 12 points and 9 rebounds respectively for Liepaja in the defeat.
Turiba outscored Latvijas Universitate 85:73. Kristaps Mediss top-scored for the winners with 23 points and Martins Steinbergs netted 14. Zanis Peiners ended up with 15 points in the losing effort.
Ventspils thrashed Valmiera 101:69. Steven Gray (195-G-89, college: Gonzaga) top-scored fof the winners with 15 points and Martins Laksa (200-F-90, agency: FCM) nailed 13 points and 6 rebounds for the winning side. Ernests Kalve (200-F-87) ended up with 21 points for the visitors.




BK Jelgava announced few changes for the upcoming season - by Eurobasket News
BK Jelgava announced few changes for the upcoming season. The team brought Martins Zarans (191-G-92), Janis Lasmanis (199-F-87), Martins Rugajs (193-G-91) and Kaspars Paegle.
Martins Zarans started his career for Ogres BS (Junior league) and in 18 games averaged 15.8ppg in his debut season. In 2010-2011 he played for BS Ogre (LBL D2, starting five) and in 23 games showed 13.3ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.5apg, 1.3spg, 2FGP: 41.0%, 3PT: 24.0%, FT: 71.0%.
Janis Lasmanis headed from Turiba. First in 2006-2007 he started for RNS-D/Livani (LBL, starting five) and in 8 games averaged 6.9ppg 1.6rpg. In 2009-2010 joined BA Turiba (LBL D2) and played for two seasons. Last season in 19 games he averaged 4.9ppg, 3.6rpg.
Martins Rugajs comes from Ventspils augstskola (LBL D2). In 2009 after 26 games he averaged 5.1ppg, 1.6rpg, 1.5apg, 2FGP: 43.0%, 3PT: 23.0%, FT: 55.0%. Last season his stats read 7.7ppg, 3.5rpg, 1.8apg, 1.3spg, 2FGP: 48.0%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 58.0%.



Standings - LBAL
LBL2 Standings
 1. Liepaja-2 2-0 
 2. VA 2-0 
 3. BK VEF 1-0 
 4. DSN 1-0 
 5. Saldus 1-0 
 6. VEF Kadeti 1-0 
 7. Barons/Keizar. 1-1 
 8. RSU 1-1 
 9. Riga 1-1 
 10. Cesis 0-1 
 11. Jelgava/LLU 0-1 
 12. Livani 0-1 
 13. Ogres 0-1 
 14. Ridzene 0-1 
 15. Valmiera U21 0-1 
 16. Gulbene 0-2 


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Standings - NKL
NKL Standings
 1. ABRO-Univ. 1-0 
 2. Delikatesas 1-0 
 3. Matinga-Juod. 1-0 
 4. Perlas-MRU 1-0 
 5. S.Marciulionio 1-0 
 6. Silute 1-0 
 7. Statyba 1-0 
 8. Zalgiris-Sabonio 1-0 
 9. Ezerunas-Karys 0-1 
 10. Gargzdai 0-1 
 11. LKKA-Atletas 0-1 
 12. Mazeikiai 0-1 
 13. Meresta 0-1 
 14. Nafta Universitetas 0-1 
 15. Radviliskis 0-1 
 16. Triobet 0-1 


LKL Round 2: Four teams remain undefeated - by Eurobasket News
There were only 2 rounds played so far and it's still very beginning of the Regular Season in LKL.

Techasas - Pieno Zvaigzdes 56-84

The game without a history. Pieno Zvaigzdes led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Pieno Zvaigzdes forced 20 Techasas turnovers and outrebounded them 40-26 including 17 on the offensive glass. American swingman Leroy Nobles (195-87, college: IUPUI) scored 16 points and 5 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and the former international forward Aurimas Kieza (202-82, college: Hofstra, agency: Players Group) chipped in 10 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. Five Pieno Zvaigzdes players scored in double figures. Forward Osvaldas Matulionis (200-91) responded with 10 points and 7 rebounds and point guard Ernestas Ezerskis (192-87) scored 8 points and 6 assists. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games.

Top scorers:
Pieno Zvaigzdes: L.Nobles 16+5reb+1ast, L.Brazdauskis 14+3reb, T.Hughes 13+2reb+3ast, A.Kieza 10+7reb+2ast, P.Morkeliunas 10+5reb, D.Griskenas 7+2reb
Techasas: S.Kulevicius 12+4reb+1ast, E.Stanionis 11+5reb, O.Matulionis 10+7reb+2ast, E.Ezerskis 8+4reb+6ast, G.Staniulis 8+1reb+1ast, K.Babkauskas 3+1reb


gschID: 146399


Kedainiai - Rudupis 80-88

The guests trailed by 7 points at the halftime before their 52-37 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Rudupis made 31-of-37 free shots (83.8 percent) during the game. Swingman Gediminas Orelikas (199-90) scored 19 points and 5 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and forward Povilas Butkevicius (203-87) chipped in 13 points and 9 rebounds during the contest. Four Rudupis players scored in double figures. Guard Tomas Cerneckis (191-88) responded with 19 points and Aurimas Adomaitis (206-87, college: LIU Brooklyn) scored 15 points and 6 rebounds.


Top scorers:
Rudupis: G.Orelikas 19+5reb, D.Salenga 15+4reb, G.Kadziulis 13+1reb+6ast, P.Butkevicius 13+9reb+1ast, A.Juskevicius 8+1reb+3ast, A.Viskontas 7+3reb+2ast
Kedainiai: T.Cerneckis 19+2reb+2ast, A.Adomaitis 15+6reb, D.McClure 12+4reb+1ast, V.Peciukas 9+1reb+1ast, C.Lowe 8+2reb+2ast, P.Beliavicius 5+1reb+1ast


gschID: 146400


Pieno Zvaigzdes - Siauliai 55-68

The game was mostly controlled by Siauliai. Pieno Zvaigzdes managed to win third quarter 13-9. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Pieno Zvaigzdes 44-30 including a 37-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was the former international forward Valdas Vasylius (203-83, college: ODU) who had a double-double by scoring 11 points and 11 rebounds. American power forward Denzel Bowles (208-89, college: JMU) chipped in 13 points and 7 rebounds. Forward Lukas Brazdauskis (206-88) produced 15 points and 5 rebounds and American swingman Leroy Nobles (195-87, college: IUPUI) added 17 points respectively for the hosts. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Siauliai keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 3 other teams.


Top scorers:
Siauliai: D.Bowles 13+7reb+2ast, V.Vasylius 11+11reb+2ast, M.Zukauskas 11+2ast, A.Siksnius 9+6reb+3ast, R.Gumeniuk 6+2reb, R.Broadus 5+3reb+3ast
Pieno Zvaigzdes: L.Nobles 17+4reb, L.Brazdauskis 15+5reb+1ast, D.Griskenas 6+2reb, P.Morkeliunas 4+3reb+1ast, S.Kulvietis 4+4reb+1ast, T.Hughes 4+2reb+3ast


gschID: 146401


Baltai Kaunas - Juventus 80-71

Visiting Juventus was defeated by Baltai Kaunas in a tough game in Kaunas 71-80. The hosts were already 11 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 16-14 Juventus' run in the last quarter cut the lead to 80-71 at the end of the game. Croatian power forward Mario Delas (207-90) orchestrated the victory by scoring 13 points and 6 rebounds. Center Vaidas Cepukaitis (207-89, agency: Interperformances) contributed with 14 points and 5 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. Center Karolis Petrukonis (212-87, college: Clemson) replied with 13 points and 9 rebounds and forward Vaidotas Volkus (203-85, college: Redlands CC) added 11 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for Juventus. Four Juventus players scored in double figures.


Top scorers:
Baltai Kaunas: V.Cepukaitis 14+5reb, M.Delas 13+6reb+2ast, S.Vene 11+3reb, S.Vasiliauskas 9+3reb+2ast, Z.Janavicius 9+3reb+3ast, M.Kupsas 6+4reb
Juventus: K.Petrukonis 13+9reb+1ast, D.Pakamanis 12+1reb+2ast, Z.Urbonas 11+7reb+1ast, V.Volkus 11+5reb+5ast, A.Vasiliauskas 7+2reb, G.Matulis 6+2reb+1ast


gschID: 146402


Sakalai - Lietuvos rytas 44-74

The game without a history. Lietuvos rytas led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 46 of its points in the paint compared to Sakalai's 24. Lietuvos rytas forced 21 Sakalai turnovers and outrebounded them 41-27 including 30 on the defensive glass. Forward Vilmantas Dilys (208-87, agency: Interperformances) scored 8 points and 7 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and the former international guard Renaldas Seibutis (196-85) chipped in 15 points and 4 steals during the contest. Lietuvos rytas' coach Aleksandar Dzikic felt very confident that he used 11 players saving starting five for next games. Forward Arnas Butkevicius (199-92) responded with 8 points and 11 rebounds and forward Jokubas Gintvainis (191-94) scored 8 points.


Top scorers:
Lietuvos rytas: R.Seibutis 15+1reb, S.Babrauskas 14+1ast, P.Samardziski 8+6reb+1ast, V.Dilys 8+7reb+1ast, D.Redikas 7+1reb+2ast, B.Newley 6+7reb+1ast
Sakalai: A.Butkevicius 8+11reb, J.Gintvainis 8+3ast, P.Joneliunas 8+1reb, R.Matulis 6+3reb, A.Gydra 6, E.Jezukevicius 4+4reb+1ast


gschID: 146396


Rudupis - Baltai Kaunas 71-63



The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 22-17. But Baltai Kaunas won second period 21-18. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Forward Povilas Butkevicius (203-87) scored 8 points, 11 rebounds and 4 blocks to lead the charge for the winners and guard Gintaras Kadziulis (193-80) chipped in 12 points during the contest. Estonian forward Siim-Sander Vene (203-90) responded with 12 points and 7 rebounds and center Mindaugas Kupsas (214-91) scored 12 points. Baltai Kaunas' coach Oliver Kostic rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Rudupis (2-0) keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 3 other teams.

Top scorers:
Rudupis: G.Kadziulis 12+3reb+3ast, S.Buterlevicius 11+5reb, D.Salenga 10+1reb+3ast, A.Juskevicius 9+2reb+1ast, A.Urbutis 8+10reb, P.Butkevicius 8+11reb+2ast
Baltai Kaunas: M.Kupsas 12+4reb, S.Vene 12+7reb+2ast, V.Lipkevicius 10+3reb+1ast, S.Vasiliauskas 8+1reb+1ast, V.Cepukaitis 6+6reb, M.Delas 6+4reb+2ast


gschID: 146397


Juventus - Kedainiai 75-70



Kedainiai trailed by 15 points after 3 quarters before a 24-14 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 70-75 at the end of the game. The former international guard Darius Pakamanis (192-81) scored 17 points to lead the charge for the winners and forward Arunas Vasiliauskas (201-85) chipped in 16 points during the contest. American point guard Chris Lowe (182-87, college: Massachusetts) responded with 21 points and guard Vaidotas Peciukas (199-82, college: Hawaii) scored 16 points. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game.


Top scorers:
Juventus: D.Pakamanis 17+4reb+3ast, A.Vasiliauskas 16+2reb+2ast, Z.Urbonas 15+4reb, Z.Sestokas 10+3reb, G.Maceina 8+6reb+5ast, K.Petrukonis 5+8reb+1ast
Kedainiai: C.Lowe 21+1reb, V.Peciukas 16+3reb, D.McClure 9+10reb, T.Cerneckis 8+2reb+3ast, M.Valukonis 4+5reb, A.Adomaitis 4+13reb


gschID: 146398




BC Astana shock Zalgiris in the capital - by Eurobasket News
VTB League

BC Astana-Zalgiris 86:78

BC Astana shock Zalgiris in the capital of the country. The team from Kazakhstan tied both records at 1-1 in VTB League.
Ty Lawson (180-PG-87, college: N.Carolina) gave the favorites Zalgiris 14:4 and it seemed the Lithuanian titan would benefit from the game. The hosts however were too far to give up and Branko Cvetkovic (200-G/F-84, agency: Beo Basket) tied the game at 15:15. Moreover he later brought 20:19 and Rustam Yargaliev gave Astana 33:31 lead. DeJuan Collins performed a 2 points jump shot to keep Zalgiris at 38:35 at the halftime.
The third quarter also belonged to Zalgiris that had 62:58 at the end of it. Robertas Javtokas (211-C-80, agency: Interperformances, college: Arizona) brought 67:61, but that lead was the last for the Baltic side. Goran Cakic (208-C/F-80, agency: Beo Basket) closed a 9-0 run for 70:67 and Jerry Johnson (183-G-82, agency: Beo Basket, college: Rider) performed a 3 points jump shot for 80:72. The latter brought the last points for the team that grabbed the initial and important win at the first game at home.
Branko Cvetkovic paced all the winners with 18 points and Rawle Marshall (201-G-82, college: Oakland) notched 16. Jerry Johnson delivered 14, while Goran Cakic added 13. Paulius Jankunas (205-F-84, agency: Interperformances) ended up with 19 points and Ty Lawson notched 13 for the guests. Mantas Kalnietis (196-G-86, agency: Interperformances) netted 11, while Robertas Javtokas brought 10.

BC Astana: Branko Cvetkovic 18, Rawle Marshall 16, Jerry Johnson 14, Goran Cakic 13
Zalgiris: Paulius Jankunas 19, Ty Lawson 13, Mantas Kalnietis 11, Robertas Javtokas 10




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  MEXICO   


Standings - LNBP
LNBP Standings
 1. Fuerza Regia 10-2 
 2. Halc.Rojos 10-2 
 3. Toros 9-3 
 4. Halc.Xalapa 8-3 
 5. Barreteros 8-4 
 6. Pioneros 6-5 
 7. Huracanes 6-6 
 8. Soles 6-7 
 9. Abejas 6-7 
 10. Corr.Victoria 5-6 
 11. Lechugueros 4-8 
 12. Panteras 3-8 
 13. Aguilas Rojas 2-10 
 14. Volcanes 0-12 


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Marojevic found a new club in Montenegro - by Darko Pekic
Dragomir Marojevic (207-C-81, agency: Global Sports Plaza) is no longer a free agent. Actually, It didn't take him long to find a new club. A week after the release from his former club Rilski Sportlist, Marojevic joined KK Ulcinj and will play for them in the upcoming season. The 30 years old twin brother of Radomir Marojevic (207-C-81), returns to Montenegro after 5 seasons abroad and his task will be to give more strength, size and experience under the basket to coach Milatovic's young squad.

Marojevic played last year in Bulgaria and averaged 7.8ppg, 4.3rpg in Balkan League and reached the Finals with Rilski.


Say NO To Racism! R.I.P. Chauncey Hardy - by Darko Pekic
A shocking news from Romania! Romanian Basketball Federation chief Carmen Tocala told to the media later tonight that American Chauncey Hardy (183-PG-88, college: Sacred Heart) died Sunday, suffering two heart attacks following his beating Saturday night. Police spokeswoman Mirela Gheta said the 23-year-old Hardy had severe head injuries and was in a coma when he was admitted to the hospital.

Hardy died shortly after undergoing surgery in a Bucharest hospital. He played for CSS Giurgiu in southern Romania and was celebrating a victory over rival Dinamo Bucharest in Giurgiu when several men were reported to have attacked him.

Chanuncey was fresh out of college. He played as a starting point guard last year for Sacred Heart (NCAA) and averaged 12.5ppg, 2.6rpg, 2.7apg, 1.4spg.

R.I.P Chauncey Hardy


Eurocup Regular Season Draw seeds. - by Darko Pekic
The Eurocup Draw to determine the groups that will make up the Regular Season will be held on Tuesday, October 11 in Barcelona at 13:00 CET. KK Buducnost's name will also participate in the Eurocup Draw as they qualified for it after a lost game against L. Rytas in Euroleague Qualifying Tournament in Lithuania. Nikola Vucevic (208-F-90, college: USC), Nikola Ivanovic (187-G-94, agency: Beo Basket) and other Buducnost's youngesters will not play against BC Azovmash Mariupol (Ukraine), BC Donetsk ( Ukraine), Cedevita Zagreb (Croatia), Asvel Basket (France), BC Rudupis (Lithuania), Banvit BK (Turkey) and Cholet Basket (France) as they are in the same urn as Buducnost and these teams can not play against each other in the First Round.

EUROCUP REGULAR SEASON DRAW SEEDS
1 SEEDS Valencia Basket Benetton Basket Alba Berlin BC Khimki Moscow Region
Lietuvos Rytas KK Cibona Aris BSA 2003 Gran Canaria 2014
2 SEEDS CEZ Basketball Nymburk Le Mans Sarthe Basket PAOK BC Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem
Dexia Mons-Hainaut BC Telenet Oostende BC Spartak St. Petersburg PBC Lokomotiv Kuban
3 SEEDS BC Azovmash Mariupol BC Donetsk Cedevita Zagreb Asvel Basket Lyon Villeurbanne
BC Rudupis Banvit BK Cholet Basket KK Buducnost Voli
4 SEEDS KRKA Novo Mesto PGE Turow Zgorzelec BCM Gravelines Dunkerque VEF Riga
Fraport Skyliners FC Bayern Munich GasTerra Flames PBC Lukoil Academic




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  NBA   


In last-ditch effort to end NBA lockout & start season on time, players meeting with Stern Sunday - by Eurobasket News
NBA owners and players will convene in 11th-hour meeting Sunday at 6 p.m. in an attempt to save the first two weeks of the season.

With the NBA ready to cancel opening night and the first 100 games, commissioner David Stern and deputy commissioner Adam Silver requested the meeting with union leaders Billy Hunter, executive director of the NBA Players Association, and Derek Fisher, president of the players group. The league dropped its prerequisite of the union agreeing to take a 50-50 split to resume negotiations.

'I can't imagine there being a deal cut in this meeting,' said one union source. 'But they might come be able to set up another negotiating session.'

But the league is not expected to back off its deadline for cancelling the opening 100 games, to be played between Nov. 1 and 14.

The two sides go into the 6 p.m. meeting, at an undisclosed New York location, far apart on the two major issues in the 101-day old labor dispute: How much players will get in the dividing of $4.3 billion and the system that will be used to split the money.

Owners have been trying to get players to accept a 50-50 split since last week, when Stern issued his deadline of Sunday for reaching a deal, or cancelling the first two weeks. But players have been steadfastly opposed to coming down from the 53% they have been seeking. The last labor deal ensured them 57% of the money.

The two sides did not negotiate all weekend, due to the Yom Kippur holiday. And when owners said Friday that players had to agree to the 50-50 split to get back into the bargaining room, the players refused to agree to those terms. But Saturday, according to a source, Stern removed that stipulation.

Clearly, the two sides wanted to at least take it down to the deadline, considering the huge financial losses they were both looking at in the coming weeks. The league has not put a price tag on how much money it will lose in canceling games for the only the second time in league history due to a labor dispute. Players project that they will lose $350 million per month in guaranteed salaries.

The NBA's 66th season is scheduled to begin Nov 1, with the defending champion Dallas Mavericks holding a pregame ring ceremony before taking on the Chicago Bulls. Opening night's other marquee matchup had the Oklahoma City Thunder going up against the Lakers, with ex-Cleveland coach Mike Brown replacing Phil Jackson on the sidelines.

The cancellations from Nov. 2-14 will include the Knicks' season opener Nov. 2 vs. Miami at the Garden; a visit by Kevin Durant's Thunder to the Garden on Nov. 8; the Nets' season opener Nov. 2 at Washington; their home opener against former coach Lawrence Frank and the Detroit Pistons on Nov. 5 and the Nets' game in Miami against the defending East champion Heat on Nov. 11.

As it became obvious that the two sides could not reach a settlement, players were resigned to the fact that they will not be starting the season on time and could be out for a long time.

'They're going to cancel the first two weeks of the season,' Carmelo Anthony (6'8''-F-84, college: Syracuse) said after a charity game Saturday night in Miami. 'We'll see what happens then. If they want to lock us out, lock us out. We're going to stick together.'

Courtesy of www.nydailynews.com


Miami's Big Three host latest lockout exhibition - by Eurobasket News
Dwyane Wade (6'4''-G-82, college: Marquette) treated Saturday like a normal game day. Pregame meal, massage, long shooting workout on the court more than two hours before tip-off.

When he'll do all that again remains anyone's guess.

Wade and Heat teammates LeBron James (6'8''-F-84) and Chris Bosh (6'11''-F-84, college: Georgia Tech) were among the headliners Saturday night in the South Florida All-Star Classic, an exhibition game featuring nine NBA All-Stars at Florida International. On the 100th day since the NBA lockout was announced -- and with Commissioner David Stern having said the first two weeks of the regular season may be canceled as early as Monday -- fans and players were both jittery over the immediate future.

'This is very unfortunate, this situation, to be in when you have two sides that at the end of the day have the same goal, just two different ways of getting there,' Wade said in an interview with The Associated Press. 'We both want to grow this game. We both want the NBA to be as good as it can. We want everyone to succeed. But we both have two different ways of getting there.

'To know that you're close but you're so far away is sad in a sense,' Wade added. 'But that's the nature of business. The only thing we can do is keep plugging at it.'

A person familiar with union matters told The AP that the NBA players' association is trying to schedule a regional meeting in Miami on Sunday and another Monday in Los Angeles, though cautioned nothing was finalized. The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because most details related to labor talks are being kept private, said players received no formal briefings from union officials Saturday.

Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony was blunt after the game: He expects the NBA to cancel games soon.

'They're going to cancel the first two weeks of the season,' Anthony said. 'We'll see what happens then. If they want to lock us out, lock us out. We're going to stick together.'

James and Wade said this game wasn't about the lockout, but about fans. That's why the Heat duo were able to secure commitments from stars like Anthony, Chris Paul, Amare Stoudemire, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Rajon Rondo, Rudy Gay and a slew of other NBA players.

'We'll play any day, any time,' said James, who organized much of the game. 'That's why we're here tonight, giving back to our fans and what they deserve and letting them know that no matter what's going on with our situation, we're going to play the game and play at a high level.'

Oh, that they did -- and from the way they banged bodies around, argued over calls and scrapped on just about every possession, the outcome very much mattered to the guys on the floor.

Wade made two free throws with 3.2 seconds left to seal his team's 141-140 victory -- a game made closer by James swishing a half-court jumper as time expired. Anthony's deep 3-pointer for Team Wade with 2 seconds left in regulation sent the teams to overtime knotted at 127.

On Friday, word came that a late attempt to get the two sides together broke down when the NBA wouldn't move off a 50-50 revenue split with players. Players were guaranteed 57 percent of basketball-related income under the previous collective bargaining agreement and have proposed lowering it to 53 percent in a new deal, but that remaining 3 percent represents an unbridged gap of about $120 million.

The game at FIU, where Basketball Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas is a coach, sold out in less than two hours. Many fans stood for hours in drenching rain to get the best available seats in the gym on Saturday, 'which shows what sort of fans we have here in Miami,' Wade said. James tried to reward as many as possible with T-shirts and free samples of Sheets Energy Strips, a product he's heavily involved with.

'We are definitely in awe of their presence here tonight,' Thomas said.

Thomas is a former president of the NBA players' association and while Wade, James and Bosh were getting questions about the prospects of regular-season games being wiped out, the former Detroit guard jumped to their defense.

'The players aren't canceling the game, so they shouldn't take the responsibility, nor should they have the fault of carrying the burden for canceling games,' Thomas said. 'They're willing and ready to play.'

The gym was filled long before tip-off, fans filling the building all the way to the very top of the bleachers.

And they got the sort of show they sought, too.

Several charities are benefiting from the game, notably Mary's Court, the foundation started in honor of Thomas' late mother which was able to donate $100,000 because of the game to a scholarship fund at FIU.

James and Durant went on a dunking exhibition in the third quarter, around the same time boxer Floyd Mayweather arrived to take a courtside seat amid some boos from fans, a nod to his hotly debated victory over Victor Ortiz last month.

Several players changed personal schedules to be there, and Paul -- a former Wake Forest star -- left immediately after the Demon Deacons' football win over Florida State on Saturday to catch a quick flight to Miami, arriving at the arena about 90 minutes before game time.

'That's the bond that we have for one another,' James said. 'Not only as teammates, but guys on other teams as well.'

Many players wore Nike T-shirts before the game with the slogan 'Basketball Never Stops,' and most players had the letters BBNS -- the acronym for that -- on the backs of their jerseys, as has happened at the other major exhibitions players have been involved with in recent weeks. Players had hometowns, not their NBA teams, announced during the pregame introductions. For example, Wade was introduced to the Miami crowd as 'Chicago's own, and your very own.' Many of the basketballs on the rack were NBA ones, a half-dozen bearing the stamp 'New York Knicks.'

'Just pulling up and seeing the fans excited outside about the game of basketball just puts you in the right state of mind,' Wade said.

Courtesy of http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com


Person close to NBA players union: League wants 50-50 split before it will meet - by Eurobasket News
The NBA players' association wanted a meeting and said the league would grant one - under one condition.

Just agree first to a 50-50 split of revenues.

Players already rejected that offer once. The league confirmed it wasn't moving beyond that number but wanted to meet about other issues, and it said the union wasn't interested.

All that matters: An on-time start to the NBA season now seems even less likely.

Commissioner David Stern has said the league will cancel the first two weeks of the regular season if the sides can't reach a labour agreement by Monday, and it now appears the sides won't even talk before then.

According to a person close to the union, players were seeking a session before the deadline, but were told it came with a precondition of agreeing to the 50-50 revenue split.

The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity Friday because talks are being kept private, told The Associated Press the union will go on with plans to meet with players Saturday in Miami, where a number of all-stars are playing in a charity game, and Monday in Los Angeles.

The league discussed a 50-50 split with union officials Tuesday, but talks broke down soon after it was rejected. Players were guaranteed 57 per cent of basketball-related income under the previous collective bargaining agreement and have proposed lowering it to 53 per cent in a new deal.

No further talks have been scheduled, and union executive director Billy Hunter has said it could be a month or two before the sides meet again. And while there had been no formal discussions since Tuesday, there was an expectation they would try to talk sometime before the end of the weekend.

'We told the union today that we were willing to meet as early as Sunday,' NBA spokesman Tim Frank said. 'We also advised them that we were unwilling to move above the 50-50 split of revenues that was discussed between the parties on Tuesday but that we wanted to meet with them to discuss the many remaining open issues. The union declined.'

If things don't change, the NBA will have its first shortened season since the 1998-99 schedule was reduced to 50 games by a work stoppage. The entire pre-season schedule already has been scrapped.

Each BRI percentage point is worth about US$40 million, so the sides are some $120 million apart in the first year of a deal, with the union proposing 53 per cent and the league suggesting the 50-50 split.

Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver seemed to leave hope the league would improve its offer when he said after Tuesday's meeting that 'our indication today to go to a 50-50 deal demonstrates even more potential movement on our part. So we haven't made a secret of the fact that we'd very much like to make a deal.'

Hunter reiterated that 53 per cent was the players' number. And if they were planning to reconsider the 50-50 offer, that didn't seem to be the case in the letter that he and union president Derek Fisher (6'1''-PG-74, agency: Priority Sports, college: UALR) of the Lakers sent Wednesday to players and obtained by The Associated Press and other media outlets.

'Reducing our share of BRI by 7 points to 50 (per cent) a level we have not received since the early 1990's is simply not a fair split. We refused to back down,' they wrote. 'As we have done since the beginning, we again indicated a willingness to compromise, and asked the owners to do the same. They refused.'

The question is whether it's offered again. Stern and Silver were both careful to point out that the 50-50 concept wasn't a formal proposal, an important distinction in the language of bargaining. So Stern was asked if that meant the owners were officially back at the 53-47 split in their favour.

'Back schmack,' he said. 'You know, we're not ... we're ready to meet and discuss any subject anyone wants to talk about. We'd like not to lose the first two weeks of the season, but it doesn't look good.'

Courtesy of www.stalbertgazette.com


J.J. Redick feels great as he continues recovery from surgery - by Eurobasket News
J.J. Redick (6'4''-G-84, college: Duke) is eager to find out if he has recovered completely from surgery in late May to repair two muscle tears in his lower abdomen.

The Orlando Magic guard says he feels great, and hes gone full-speed with his workout regimen for a couple of months now. But even Redick acknowledges that hes looking forward to seeing how he feels during and after a full-speed competitive situation.

I havent tested myself in a competitive situation to say whether or not Im 100 percent, Redick said. But Im feeling great. I really am. I dont know what percentage Im at, but Im really, really, really happy with where Im at right now.

Its been a strange summer for Redick - and for all of his Magic teammates - because of the NBA lockout. NBA players are not permitted to set foot inside NBA practice facilities, and team and league employees are not allowed to communicate with players.

I think the strangest part for me over the past 2 months is just that I havent gotten a text message from Stan Van Gundy, Redick joked. Thats been the weirdest part.

No, as someone who kind of trains and always has a plan for things, its weird to make a plan and have a training program and then just kind of never know when its going to end. It could end abruptly or it could go on and on and on. So I hope I end up not looking like a linebacker. That aspect of it is very frustrating.

Redick plans to participate when Magic players meet for informal team workouts. But Redick thinks he will visit Duke, his alma mater, during the month of October.

Courtesy of http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com


Mario Chalmers reiterates his desire to return - by Eurobasket News
Mario Chalmers (6'1''-PG-86, college: Kansas) participated Saturday in the South Florida All-Star Classic, scoring 10 points for Team Wade.

After the game, the restricted free agent spoke of his desire to continue playing with Wade - Chris Bosh, LeBron James and the rest - whenever next season starts.

I want to get back to where I was at the end of last season, Chalmers said.

At the very end, he was the starting point guard.

Its a role that he held for the entire 2008-09 but has had trouble keeping since.

In a thin point guard market, he might present the best option for Miami.

Of course, theres no season yet.

So is he considering going overseas?

Not yet, Chalmers says. Im still waiting to see how things will go in this lockout, Im going to wait a couple more weeks.

Courtesy of http://blogs.palmbeachpost.com


Utah Jazz staying busy during lockout - by Eurobasket News
The first preseason game of the year for the Utah Jazz was supposed to be played tonight.

But don't hold your breath waiting to read a box score and game story in Monday's paper. With players being scattered who knows where instead of playing in Portland, that obviously won't happen.

Barring a Monday miracle that results in a last-second collective bargaining agreement deal by NBA owners and players, it's looking like the first two weeks of the 2011-12 season will be scrapped along with the previously canceled preseason.

Despite the lack of activity on the court, the Jazz aren't being inactive off of it.

From the front office fine-tuning its free-agency plans to the coaching staff tweaking its offensive and defensive philosophies, Jazz personnel are anxiously preparing.

They want to be ready to roll just in case cooler CBA heads prevail on the league level and set the season in motion. And, heck, they've got to do something to fill all of their spare time.

'Our biological clock right now is starting to click,' Jazz general manager Kevin O'Connor said.

The NBA was, after all, supposed to have begun training camps last Monday. And the season-opener is penciled in (with an eraser handy) for Nov. 1 at EnergySolutions Arena against Houston.

But the Jazz are doing what they can behind closed doors for now.

'It's kind of running in place right now,' O'Connor said. 'But (we're) being prepared to move forward to get off the treadmill.'

This isn't a new idea for Utah. O'Connor said the organization's management has met regularly and operated under a 'No surprises' motto since the lockout began on July 1.

The Jazz will need to pick up at least two free agents and as many as four to reach the minimum roster size when that window opens up.

They need another point guard or two.

They need to decide whether or not to continue their Andrei Kirilenko relationship.

And so many more questions, O'Connor recognizes.

The Jazz are even getting ready for the 2012 draft one of the reasons they recently hired international scouting director Rich Sheubrooks and planning on which upcoming college games they'll be attending for scouting purposes.

'What we can control right now,' the Jazz GM said, 'is ourselves. When the ball drops, we'll go from there.'

The Jazz are in full-out no-comment mode on the lockout nobody wants to send NBA commissioner David Stern a check but the current negotiation impasse has them looking back at the league's last work stoppage as a reference to what could happen when action starts this season.

Thirteen years ago, the two sides couldn't hammer out a deal until January, and a shortened 50-game mini-season (minus the 1998 part of the 1998-99 season) was the result.

With that certainly in mind, the Jazz are making contingency plans for various scenarios. They could play 82 games after a shortened camp, and they could play a modified schedule similar to '99. Or something in between.

Tyrone Corbin is eager to begin his first camp as the Jazz's head coach after taking over for Hall of Famer Jerry Sloan in February. He has a young team that needs to work on chemistry as well as fundamentals while learning his system and style.

Knowing that and being cognizant of the possibility that a cram session could be in store for camp, Corbin has his coaching staff featuring Scott Layden, Jeff Hornacek and new addition Sidney Lowe working, meeting, watching video and bouncing ideas off of each other even while players are elsewhere for who knows how long.

'You know the importance of being ready coming out of camp and trying to get off to a good start,' Corbin said after talking about the shortened '99 season. 'The short time that you have in training camp, (it's important) we get everybody on the same page. We want to make sure that we're organized and together so the guys can get organized and together as soon as we can.'

Corbin believes the experience he has on the bench will help the Jazz deal with a possibly skimmed schedule. Layden has been with the Jazz for 25 years, Hornacek has four years of part-time coaching experience along with his successful playing career and Lowe is a two-time NBA head coach who has 18 seasons of coaching under his belt.

'They will be a really, really good asset for us,' Corbin said Thursday at a press conference to introduce his former Minnesota teammate, Lowe, as the Jazz's new assistant.

The more time for a training camp, the better as far as Corbin is concerned. He wants players to feel comfortable with each other and the system, so they don't have to think and can just play instinctively once they're on the floor.

Corbin said it's possible the Jazz might add another coach to the staff, although he didn't give details as to whether he'd be full-time or have an emphasis on a specific position.

Corbin also said he isn't going to give his assistants specific assignments to begin with, meaning Lowe, a former NBA point guard, will be working with Devin Harris as well as new center Enes Kanter, etc. Same for Layden and Hornacek, who's been Utah's part-time shooting coach since 2007.

'Everybody's coaching. Nobody's a defensive specialist nobody's an offensive (specialist),' Corbin said. 'We're all coaching everything on the floor, and we have all the responsibilities.

'Right now, we all have to coach. We have to coach both sides of the floor,' said Corbin, who was Sloan's assistant for seven years prior to becoming his successor. 'We have to coach big guys and small guys at times. But we have to get these guys better wherever that is.'

For now they're bonding and building a foundation together. They've even spent time doing 'fantasy training camps,' running sponsors and elite season-ticket holders through drills similar to what Jazz players go through on a daily non-lockout basis.

One hard part for Jazz coaches and management, though, is not being able to contact or work with their players. That's a costly no-no.

'I wouldn't call it frustrating,' O'Connor said. 'I'd call it paranoia.'

And it raises many questions, especially O'Connor admitted to wondering, 'Wow. What are they doing?'

Added O'Connor: 'It's just what you deal with and it's part of what we're going through. The only thing that we can do is do what we're capable of and that's prepare ourselves to be ready to roll the balls out and get started when it happens.'

Courtesy of www.deseretnews.com


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  NORWAY   


Standings - BLNO
BLNO Standings
 1. Froya Basket 3-1 
 2. Asker Aliens 2-1 
 3. Baerum Basket 2-1 
 4. Centrum 2-2 
 5. Tromso 2-2 
 6. Gimle BBK 2-2 
 7. Ammerud Bskt 1-2 
 8. Langhus 0-3 


Standings - 1Div.
1Div. Standings
 1. Kristiansand 3-0 
 2. STIF Whalers 2-1 
 3. Miners 1-0 
 4. Persbraaten 1-0 
 5. Fyllingen BBK 0-1 
 6. NTNUI 0-1 
 7. OSI 0-1 
 8. Varden 0-1 
 9. Hop 0-2 


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  PHILIPPINES   


Standings - PBA Fiesta Conference
PBA Standings
 1. Petron Blaze 2-0 
 2. Powerade T. 1-0 
 3. Rain or Shine 1-0 
 4. Talk N Text 1-0 
 5. Alaska Aces 0-0 
 6. B-Meg Llam. 0-1 
 7. Barako Bull 0-1 
 8. Ginebra Kings 0-1 
 9. Meralco Bolts 0-1 
 10. Shopinas.com C. 0-1 


PBA Philippine Cup: First six games - by Eurobasket News
PBA Philippine Cup started a week ago. Here you can check Round One stats, game reports and next round schedule.

B-Meg Llam. - Petron Blaze 69-73

It looked good early as B-Meg Llam. took an 9-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Petron Blaze took control winning next two quarters and eventually winning the game that evening by 4 points. They made 20-of-22 charity shots (90.9 percent) during the game. Forward Arwind Santos (193-81) fired a double-double by scoring 11 points and 19 rebounds for the winners. Naturalized American guard Alex Cabagnot (183-82, college: Hawaii-Hilo) chipped in 17 points and 7 rebounds. Guard Peter Simon (186-82) produced 21 points and 6 rebounds and center Kerby Raymundo (199-81) added 10 points and 9 rebounds respectively for lost side. Petron Blaze will have a break next round. B-Meg Llam. will play on the road against Alaska Aces in Makati.
Top scorers:
Petron Blaze: C.Lutz 19+4reb+3ast, A.Cabagnot 17+7reb+3ast, A.Santos 11+19reb+2ast, D.Miranda 8+3reb+1ast, C.Sharma 6+2reb+1ast, D.Ildefonso 5+6reb+2ast
B-Meg Llam.: P.Simon 21+6reb+1ast, J.Yap 10+5reb+3ast, K.Raymundo 10+9reb+1ast, R.Yap 9+4reb+2ast, J.Devance 9+4reb+1ast, J.Ferriols 4+1reb


Powerade T. - Shopinas.com C. 98-87

The game was mostly controlled by Powerade T.. Shopinas.com C. was better in second period 26-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Powerade T. made 23-of-27 charity shots (85.2 percent) during the game. They also forced 20 Shopinas.com C. turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. Shopinas.com C. was plagued by 29 personal fouls down the stretch. Swingman Gary David (187-78) stepped up and scored 31 points (made all of his seven free throws) for the winners and guard Celino Cruz (179-77) chipped in 15 points and 4 assists. Four Powerade T. players scored in double figures. At the losing side center James Sena (196) responded with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 12 rebounds and guard RenRen Ritualo (188-79) scored 19 points. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Powerade T. will play against Rain or Shine in Manila in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Shopinas.com C. will play at home against Meralco Bolts in Manila.
Top scorers:
Powerade T.: G.David 31+3reb+2ast, C.Cruz 15+1reb+4ast, J.Vanlandingham 14+3reb+2ast, M.Lassiter 10+7reb+3ast, W.Antonio 8+6reb+4ast, D.Kramer 6+3reb
Shopinas.com C.: R.Ritualo 19+4reb, J.Sena 15+12reb+2ast, J.Duncil 11+4reb+3ast, K.Mirza 9+1reb, M.King Sison 8+5reb, B.Hermida 7+2reb+1ast


Petron Blaze - Barako Bull 95-83

The game was mostly controlled by Petron Blaze. Barako Bull managed to win third quarter 27-26. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Petron Blaze forced 24 Barako Bull turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists comparing to just 15 passes made by Barako Bull's players. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Arwind Santos (193-81) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 19 points and 14 rebounds. Forward Danny Ildefonso (198-76) contributed with a double-double by scoring 11 points, 13 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Naturalized Australian center Mick Pennisi (210-75, college: E.Michigan) answered with 16 points and 6 rebounds and forward Allein Maliksi (191-87) added 15 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Barako Bull. Five Petron Blaze and four Barako Bull players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Petron Blaze: A.Cabagnot 22+4reb+4ast, A.Santos 19+14reb, C.Lutz 17+2reb+7ast, C.Sharma 15+2reb, D.Ildefonso 11+13reb+6ast, J.Yeo 5+2reb+4ast
Barako Bull: M.Pennisi 16+6reb+3ast, A.Maliksi 15+7reb+1ast, S.Salvacion 11+4reb+2ast, L.Najorda 10+4reb+1ast, W.Miller 8+5reb, J.Salvador 8+2reb+1ast


gschID: 151419


Talk N Text - Meralco Bolts 98-80

Talk N Text dominated on the defensive end, holding Meralco Bolts to just 6 points in second quarter. They outrebounded Meralco Bolts 52-37 including 37 on the defensive glass. Talk N Text looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Meralco Bolts were plagued by 30 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for center Japeth Aguilar (208-85, college: W.Kentucky) who helped to win the game recording 27 points and 8 rebounds. Guard Jayson Castro (173-86) contributed with 14 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Four Talk N Text players scored in double figures. Forward Gabby Espinas (193-82) answered with 20 points and 8 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and naturalized American point guard Chris Timberlake (180-85, college: N.Florida) added 10 points and 8 assists in the effort for Meralco Bolts. Talk N Text will have a break next round. Meralco Bolts will play on the road against Shopinas.com C. in Cubao.
Top scorers:
Talk N Text: J.Aguilar 27+8reb, J.Castro 14+8reb+5ast, H.Carey 11+10reb+1ast, J.Dillinger 11+1reb+3ast, A.Aban 8+4reb+3ast, J.Raymundo 6+6reb+6ast
Meralco Bolts: G.Espinas 20+8reb+3ast, C.Lanete 13+1reb+2ast, C.Timberlake 10+3reb+8ast, M.Yee 9+3reb, A.Taulava 8+10reb, N.Omolon 8+2reb+1ast
gschID: 151420


Ginebra Kings - Rain or Shine 93-94

Ginebra Kings trailed by 15 points after 3 quarters before a 31-17 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 93-94 at the end of the game. Rain or Shine dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Ginebra Kings' 38. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Rain or Shine made 11 blocks. Guard Paul Lee (191) nailed 21 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists for the winning side and forward Jeffrei Chan (191-83) accounted for 18 points. Guard Mark Caguioa (188-79, college: Glendale CC (AZ)) came up with 16 points and 5 rebounds and center JC Intal (195-83) added 16 points and 6 rebounds respectively for Ginebra Kings in the defeat. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. Rain or Shine will meet at home Powerade T. in the next round. Ginebra Kings will play against Alaska Aces in Makati.
Top scorers:
Rain or Shine: P.Lee 21+5reb+8ast, J.Chan 18+4reb+2ast, G.Norwood 11+7reb+3ast, R.Buenafe 10+3reb+2ast, J.Cruz 8+4reb, J.Quinahan 7+7reb+2ast
Ginebra Kings: M.Caguioa 16+5reb+3ast, J.Intal 16+6reb, J.Helterbrand 11+3reb+2ast, M.Cortez 8+2reb+2ast, R.Tubid 8+7reb+2ast, J.Wilson 6+4reb+2ast
gschID: 151416




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  POLAND   


Welcome to PLK 2011/2012 season - by Eurobasket News
The Regular Season in PLK just started.

AZS Koszalin - Polpharma 87-68

The game without a history. AZS Koszalin led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Polpharma's 36. American guard J.J. Montgomery (196-82, college: Arkansas St.) stepped up and scored 37 points (!!!) and 7 rebounds (made all of his eleven free throws !!!) for the winners and the former international center Rafal Bigus (215-76, college: Villanova) chipped in 14 points and 14 rebounds. At the losing side American forward Jeremy Simmons (203-89, college: Charleston, agency: Interperformances) responded with 15 points and 7 rebounds and forward Daniel Wall (196-82, agency: Promotex) scored 16 points and 5 rebounds.


Top scorers:
Polpharma: D.Wall 16+5reb+2ast, J.Simmons 15+7reb+2ast, T.Weeden 9+4reb, G.Arabas 7+2reb, M.Hicks 6+5reb+1ast, I.Koljevic 6+5reb+9ast
AZS Koszalin: J.Montgomery 37+7reb, R.Bigus 14+14reb+3ast, K.Laczynski 10+1ast, G.Reese 9+3reb+2ast, M.Strickland 5+1ast, M.Bieg 4


gschID: 149136


PGE Turow - Kotwica 76-74

Kotwica cut a 16-point first quarter deficit to two at the end of the game. PGE Turow brought some defensive toughness making 7 blocks. American guard David Jackson (193-86, college: W.Illinois) nailed 14 points and 6 rebounds for the winning side and his fellow American import guard Ronald Moore (183-88, college: Siena) accounted for 11 points and 5 assists. PGE Turow's coach Jacek Winnicki used entire bench in such tough game. Forward Lukasz Diduszko (197-86) came up with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 rebounds and naturalized Israeli guard Oded Brandwein (188-88) added 15 points and 4 assists respectively for Kotwica in the defeat. Four PGE Turow and five Kotwica players scored in double figures.


Top scorers:
Kotwica: L.Wichniarz 17+2reb, O.Brandwein 15+2reb+4ast, R.Holmes 13+5reb+1ast, L.Diduszko 11+10reb+2ast, J.Sapp 10+1reb+3ast, M.Djuric 6+6reb+1ast
PGE Turow: D.Jackson 14+6reb+2ast, D.Kickert 11+3reb, R.Moore 11+2reb+5ast, K.Wysocki 10+7reb, J.Edwards 8+3reb, A.Cel 8


gschID: 149137


Zastal ZG - PBG Basket 71-57

The game was mostly controlled by Zastal ZG. PBG Basket was better in fourth quarter 20-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. PBG Basket was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. Nigerian forward Gani Lawal (206-88, college: Georgia Tech) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 13 rebounds for the winners and international point guard Kamil Chanas (188-85) chipped in 9 points and 5 rebounds. Zastal ZG's coach Tomasz Jankowski used an eleven-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. At the losing side naturalized Belgian center Aleksander Lichodzijewski (202-84) responded with 23 points and 9 rebounds and the former international power forward Damian Kulig (205-87) scored 20 points and 9 rebounds.
Top scorers:
PBG Basket: A.Lichodzijewski 23+9reb, D.Kulig 20+9reb+2ast, D.Micic 9+1reb+2ast, J.Sulowski 5+3reb, F.Nowicki 0, T.Smorawinski 0+1reb+1ast
Zastal ZG: G.Lawal 13+13reb+1ast, P.Stelmach 10+4reb, K.Chanas 9+5reb, U.Mirkovic 9+5reb, M.Flieger 7+2ast, W.Hodge 7+1reb+5ast
gschID: 149138


LKS Lodz - Anwil 89-71

The game was mostly controlled by LKS Sphinx. Anwil was better in second period 24-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. 25 personal fouls committed by Anwil helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Jermaine Mallett (190-88, college: Missouri St., agency: Interperformances) who helped to win the game recording 26 points and 7 rebounds. His fellow American import center Kirk Archibeque (205-84, college: Fort Lewis, agency: Hart Sports Mngm) contributed with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 14 rebounds for the winners. LKS Sphinx's coach Piotr Zych allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American swingman John Allen (194-82, college: Seton Hall, agency: Court Side) answered with 18 points and international guard Dardan Berisha (192-88, agency: Global Sports Plaza) added 12 points and 6 assists in the effort for Anwil.
Top scorers:
Anwil: J.Allen 18+4reb+3ast, C.Edwards 15+5reb+1ast, D.Berisha 12+3reb+6ast, K.Szubarga 10+1reb+3ast, N.Lewis 5+7reb, W.Glabas 5+5reb
LKS Lodz: J.Mallett 26+7reb+3ast, B.Szczepaniak 14+2reb+1ast, K.Archibeque 12+14reb+1ast, J.Dluski 9+4reb+2ast, D.Kalinowski 9+1reb+1ast, B.Holmes 7+3reb+6ast
gschID: 149133


AZS PW - Trefl Sopot 66-83

The guests trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 3-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 83-66. The former international guard Lukasz Koszarek (187-84) fired a double-double by scoring 17 points, 5 rebounds and 10 assists for the winners. The former international forward Filip Dylewicz (202-80) chipped in 20 points and 8 rebounds. Four Trefl Sopot players scored in double figures. Forward Michal Nowakowski (202-88) produced 17 points and point guard Lukasz Wilczek (189-86) added 1 points and 11 assists respectively for lost side. AZS Politechnika Warszawska's coach rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Trefl Sopot (1-0) keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 5 other teams.


Top scorers:
AZS PW: M.Nowakowski 17+4reb, M.Ponitka 10+3reb+1ast, M.Michalak 9+1reb, P.Pelka 9+5reb, J.Mokros 9+4reb+1ast, M.Kolowca 6+1reb
Trefl Sopot: F.Dylewicz 20+8reb+1ast, L.Koszarek 17+5reb+10ast, J.Turek 12+6reb, L.Wisniewski 12+2reb+1ast, M.Stefanski 9+4reb, A.Waczynski 7+2reb+1ast


gschID: 149134


Siarka Jezioro - Energa Czarni 81-93

The guests trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 52-37 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Energa Czarni outrebounded Siarka Jezioro 35-24 including 27 on the defensive glass. American-Puerto Rican guard Darnell Hinson (186-80, college: Northeastern St.) stepped up and scored 19 points for the winners and American center David Weaver (209-87, college: Wake Forest) chipped in 15 points and 7 rebounds. At the losing side American point guard Josh Miller (169, college: W.Virginia St., agency: Hart Sports Mngm) responded with 24 points and 6 assists and the other American import guard J.T. Tiller (191-88, college: Missouri) scored 16 points and 5 assists. Four Energa Czarni and five Siarka Jezioro players scored in double figures.


Top scorers:
Siarka Jezioro: J.Miller 24+2reb+6ast, J.Tiller 16+4reb+5ast, N.Doaks 11+8reb, M.Piechowicz 11+3reb+1ast, L.Corbett 11+2reb+2ast, P.Karnowski 6+4reb+1ast
Energa Czarni: D.Hinson 19+3reb+1ast, D.Weaver 15+7reb, M.Cesnauskis 14+3reb+1ast, P.Leonczyk 12+6reb+1ast, S.Morrison 10+3reb, S.Burrell 7+2reb+7ast


gschID: 149135




Standings - DBE
PLK Standings
 1. AZS Koszalin 1-0 
 2. LKS Lodz 1-0 
 3. PGE Turow 1-0 
 4. Trefl Sopot 1-0 
 5. Zastal ZG 1-0 
 6. Energa Czarni 1-0 
 7. Slask Wroclaw 0-0 
 8. Anwil 0-1 
 9. AZS PW 0-1 
 10. Kotwica 0-1 
 11. PBG Basket 0-1 
 12. Polpharma 0-1 
 13. Siarka Jezioro 0-1 
Play in international cups:
 1. Asseco Prokom


Standings - 1 Liga
1Liga Standings
 1. Sokol Lancut 2-0 
 2. Spojnia 2-0 
 3. P.Cukier SIDEn 1-0 
 4. SKK Siedlce 1-0 
 5. Start Gdynia 1-0 
 6. MKS DG 1-1 
 7. AZS Szczecin 1-1 
 8. Rosa Radom 1-1 
 9. Sudety 1-1 
 10. Start Lublin 1-1 
 11. Znicz Basket 0-0 
 12. Polonia 0-1 
 13. AZS Kutno 0-2 
 14. MOSiR Krosno 0-2 
 15. Sportino 0-2 


Standings - 2 Liga
2Liga Standings
Group A
 1. Open Florentyna 3-0 
 2. Astoria Bydg. 2-0 
 3. Ksiezak Lowicz 2-1 
 4. Zyrardowianka 2-1 
 5. Zuraw Gniewno 2-1 
 6. GKK Gorzow 2-1 
 7. AZS UWM Olsz. 2-1 
 8. AZS PP Poznan 2-1 
 9. KK Swiecie 1-1 
 10. Korsarz Gdansk 0-2 
 11. SMS PZKosz 0-3 
 12. Trefl II Sopot 0-3 
 13. Wilki Morskie 0-3 
Group B
 1. Slask II W. 3-0 
 2. Pogon Prudnik 2-0 
 3. WKK Obiekty 2-0 
 4. BM Wegiel Stal 2-1 
 5. HK Zory 2-1 
 6. Nysa Klodzko 2-1 
 7. AZS AWF K-ce 2-1 
 8. Alba Chorzow 1-1 
 9. AZS AGH Alstom 1-1 
 10. MCKiS Jaworz. 1-1 
 11. UMKS Piotrc. 0-2 
 12. GTK Gliwice 0-3 
 13. Mickiewicz 0-3 
 14. MKS Skierniew. 0-3 
Group C
 1. Unia Tarnow 3-0 
 2. Novum Lublin 2-0 
 3. PWiK Piaseczno 2-0 
 4. UMKS Kielce 2-1 
 5. Handlopex AZS 1-0 
 6. MKS Limbach 1-1 
 7. Tur Bielsk Pdl. 1-1 
 8. Wisla AWF Kr. 1-2 
 9. UKS Siemaszka 1-2 
 10. AZS II Polit.W-wa 1-2 
 11. Staco MNLK 1-2 
 12. Rosa II Radom 0-2 
 13. Pulaski Warka 0-3 


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  PORTUGAL   


Antonio Pratas Trophy/ Proliga - by Luis Filipe Cristovao
There are now three teams who have already secured a presence in the final four of the Antonio Pratas Trophy / Proliga. Which means, Alges in Group South, Electrico FC in Group Central South and Illiabum in North Central Group, won their first games in this round.

The Alges team suffered to ensure the presence in the next phase of the competition, since the two victories were by short margins. After having won, out of doors, in the first round Galitos FC by four points (70-66), on Saturday in Alges, had to sweat again in beating the team of Azores, AngraBasket ( 82-80).

Who also won their two games in the series was Electrico CF. The set of Ponte de Sor moved to Obidos in the first round to sponsor the premiere of Gaeirense in Proliga and won by ten points (92-82). The second game was much more complicated in theory, but before his fans, the Alentejo team won Fisica de Torres, by 68-59.

Further north, Illiabum, which this year returns to the Proliga, passed with distinction on Matchday 1, with a victorious trip to the always difficult Sangalhos (72-50). Already this Saturday, and playing at home, they defeated Oliveirense (75-61), one of the clubs year secured the promotion to this season Proliga.

In Group North, only in the third day you will know who will fill the last spot in the final four. The only certainty is that the fourth team to participate in the final four of the competition will be the winner of the game that puts face to face, this Sunday at 17 hours, Guifoes and Povoa. That's because Povoa defeated Maia by 63-51. Since Maia had lost in their opening game to Guifoes (61-65), they are sidelined by the discussion to the next phase of the race.

Source: fpb.pt



FC Porto and Benfica enter Antonio Pratas Trophy Final - by Eurobasket News
FC Porto and Benifca will play in the Final of Antonio Pratas Trophy. They celebrated victories in the semis yesterday.
Benfica thrashed Lusitania 110:64. Six played scored in double figures for LPB defending champions. Elvis Evora (205-C-78) and Ted Scott (188-G-85, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: W.Virginia St.) posted 17 points each to pace the winners. Benfica erupted for 54 points in the first half to pile up a 19-point halftime lead. They stretched the margin to 29 points in the third quarter. Benfica maintained the pressure in the fourth frame scoring 32 points and sealing a well-deserved win at the end. Frederick Gentry (201-F-77, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management, college: McNeese St.) posted 16 points in the win. Brian Mills (203-F-88, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Mercer) answered with 17 points and 7 rebounds for Lusitania. Ricky Franklin (185-PG-87, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) had 15 points in the loss.
FC Porto held off Ovarense 72:60 in another semifinal clash. Gregory Stempin (203-F-79, agency: Duran International, college: Toledo) stepped up with 17 points and 8 rebounds to lead the charge. The teams stayed close throughout the first half. The Dragons enjoyed a narrow 30:29 lead at the interval. Porto stretched the gap in the third quarter. They registered a 48:43 lead with ten minutes remaining. FC Porto went on a 24:17 run in the final quarter to seal the victory at the end. Carlos Andrade (197-F-78, college: Queens, NC) notched 14 points in the winning effort. Austen Powers (203-F-87, agency: Tank Sports, college: Seattle) responded with 16 points and 8 rebounds for Ovarense. Andre Pinto (200-F-80) delivered 11 points in defeat.


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  ROMANIA   


Round 2 results and stats - by Eurobasket News
There were only 2 rounds played so far and it's still very beginning of the Regular Season in Div,A.

Pitesti - Craiova 85-90

The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 23-14. But Pitesti won third quarter 34-20. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. 24 personal fouls committed by Pitesti helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Serbian power forward Branislav Tomic (205-80) orchestrated the victory by scoring 26 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. Canadian swingman Stephen Ross (201-80, college: Santa Clara, agency: Court Side) contributed with 25 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Montenegrin guard Darko Vujacic (199-79) replied with 26 points and 5 rebounds and Russian-Israeli power forward Anton Kazarnovski (205-85) added 11 points and 14 rebounds in the effort for Pitesti. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.


Top scorers:
Craiova: B.Tomic 26+8reb+6ast, S.Ross 25+9reb+1ast, I.Bajic 15+2reb+3ast, V.Vlaskovic 12+6reb+2ast, I.Orbeanu 8+7reb+1ast, I.Albu 2+1ast
Pitesti: D.Vujacic 26+5reb+2ast, O.Calota 14+2reb+3ast, U.Velickovic 12+3reb+2ast, A.Kazarnovski 11+14reb+2ast, C.Hallett 9+8reb+3ast, A.Negut 5+3reb


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Giurgiu - Dinamo B. 91-86 OT

The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But CS Dinamo Bucuresti won third quarter 22-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening, at least not yet. The game turned upside-down in the last quarter, where CS Dinamo Bucuresti used huge pressure winning it 18-14 getting a tie at the end of regular time. They lost eventually overtime period 8-13. Giurgiu made 18-of-22 charity shots (81.8 percent) during the game. American players dominated the game. point guard Chauncey Hardy (183-88, college: Sacred Heart) scored 22 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists (was perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line !!!) to lead the charge for the winners and guard LeVar Seals (195-82, college: De Paul) chipped in 18 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists during the contest. Five Giurgiu players scored in double figures. Giurgiu's coach Theo Evans allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Guard Joshua Brown (187-88, college: Towson) responded with 34 points (!!!) and 5 rebounds and forward Allen Durham (198-88, college: Grace Bible) produced a double-double by scoring 21 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists.
Top scorers:
Giurgiu: C.Hardy 22+6reb+9ast, L.Seals 18+8reb+4ast, J.Eller 16+8reb+1ast, R.Kraemer 16+3reb+3ast, B.Grubisic 10+4reb+1ast, C.Vlaicu 7+6reb+1ast
Dinamo B.: J.Brown 34+5reb+1ast, A.Durham 21+13reb+4ast, J.McCulloch 14+8reb+2ast, E.Watson 7+2reb+1ast, B.Aktas 6+3reb, A.Badila 2+1reb
gschID: 136374


Otopeni - CSU Sibiu 65-77

Otopeni was ahead by 5 points at the halftime before a 46-29 second half run of CSU Sibiu. The best player for the winners was American-Liberian guard Jaytonah Wisseh (185-88, college: LIU Brooklyn) who scored 25 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. American forward Devon Austin (198-87, college: Manhattan, agency: Tank Sports) chipped in 16 points and 6 rebounds. Five CSU Sibiu players scored in double figures. American forward Cortney Scott (196-82, college: Oakland, agency: I.D.S. Law) produced 16 points and 9 rebounds and Serbian guard Miljan Medvedj (182-79) added 12 points and 4 assists respectively for the hosts.
Top scorers:
CSU Sibiu: J.Wisseh 25+7reb+6ast, D.Austin 16+6reb+1ast, N.Khartchenkov 14+6reb+2ast, K.Riley 11+5reb, C.Craciun 11+8reb, A.Bercean 0
Otopeni: C.Scott 16+9reb+2ast, B.Tibirna 13+4reb+1ast, M.Medvedj 12+3reb+4ast, B.Burrell 7+2reb, S.Popovic 7+7reb, V.Jocovic 5+4reb
gschID: 136375


Oradea - Ploiesti 86-79

The hosts were already 12 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 32-27 Ploiesti's run in the last quarter cut the lead to 86-79 at the end of the game. It was a great shooting night for Oradea especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 55.6 percentage. 26 personal fouls committed by Ploiesti helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was Serbian guard Nemanja Maric (196-83) who scored 27 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. point guard Silviu Lupusavei (183-81) chipped in 22 points and 4 assists (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Four Oradea players scored in double figures. The former international swingman Levente Szijarto (192-83, agency: Court Side) produced 24 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists and American guard Mike Jones (196-84, college: Maryland) added 22 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the guests. Oradea keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 4 other teams.
Top scorers:
Oradea: N.Maric 27+8reb+6ast, S.Lupusavei 22+3reb+4ast, M.Pesic 12+3reb+3ast, M.Markovic 12+8reb, S.Topchov 6+5reb+2ast, R.Pasca 3+4reb+2ast
Ploiesti: L.Szijarto 24+7reb+5ast, M.Jones 22+5reb+1ast, C.Burlacu 13+9reb+1ast, A.Capusan 8+8reb, D.Albijanic 4+2reb, R.Dzambic 4+4reb+1ast
gschID: 136376


U.Mobitel.CN - Timisoara 85-68

The game without a history. U-Mobitelco led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Timisoara's 32. U-Mobitelco looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Timisoara's players. American swingman Kyndall Dykes (190-87, college: New Orleans, agency: Edge Sports) notched 29 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 6 steals to lead the effort and the former international forward Mihai Silvasan (201-85, agency: Court Side) supported him with 18 points and 4 assists. Dykes is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top summer league for players who want to play basketball overseas. Even 14 points and 6 rebounds by the former international forward Bogdan Popescu (200-78, college: Alaska-Fairb.) did not help to save the game for Timisoara. American forward Dominique Archie (200-87, college: S.Carolina) added 12 points and 7 rebounds for the guests.
Top scorers:
U.Mobitel.CN: K.Dykes 29+5reb+5ast, M.Silvasan 18+1reb+4ast, Z.Krstanovic 12+7reb, D.Lawrence 9+6reb+2ast, T.Morris 6+5reb+4ast, R.Thomson 5+3reb+2ast
Timisoara: Z.Jovanovic 17+1reb+1ast, B.Popescu 14+6reb+1ast, D.Archie 12+7reb+1ast, N.Markovic 9+4reb+2ast, B.Cuic 8+7reb+2ast, I.Siriscevic 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 136377


Targu Mures - CSM Bucuresti 79-75

CSM Bucuresti was ahead by 4 points after three quarters before a 24-16 charge of Targu Mures, which allowed them to win the game. 25 personal fouls committed by CSM Bucuresti helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American forward Jason Forte (196-84, college: S.Mississippi) who had a double-double by scoring 24 points and 10 rebounds. The former international power forward Virgil Stanescu (208-77, college: S.Alabama, agency: Interperformances) chipped in a double-double by scoring 11 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. Four Targu Mures players scored in double figures. Montenegrin point guard Goran Martinic (184-87, agency: BeoExcell) produced 22 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and Jamaican-Canadian guard Garry Gallimore (192-84) added 20 points and 7 rebounds respectively for the guests.
Top scorers:
Targu Mures: J.Forte 24+10reb, J.Cooley 16+1reb+5ast, L.Dumitru 12+2reb, V.Stanescu 11+10reb+4ast, C.Watson 9+1reb+1ast, F.Lapuste 4+3reb
CSM Bucuresti: G.Martinic 22+5reb+4ast, G.Gallimore 20+7reb+2ast, V.Carutasu 15+9reb+2ast, B.McKenzie 8+10reb, C.Fometescu 7+3reb+2ast, M.Duncan 2+4reb
gschID: 136378


Politehnica - Gaz Metan 43-134

Gaz Metan led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 70 of its points in the paint compared to Politehnica's 18. Gaz Metan forced 23 Politehnica turnovers and outrebounded them 41-18 including a 30-12 advantage in defensive rebounds. Gaz Metan shot the lights out from three nailing 17 long-distance shots on high 73.9 percentage. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 32 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Politehnica's players. The best player for the winners was American center Scott VanderMeer (213-86, college: Ill.-Chicago, agency: Edge Sports) who had a double-double by scoring 29 points and 14 rebounds. International forward Titus Nicoara (203-88, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 18 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals. Five Gaz Metan players scored in double figures. Guard Ionut Hurjui (188) produced 12 points and center Vlad Cobzaru (203-95) added 11 points respectively for the hosts. Politehnica's coach gave up on the game allowing to play eleven players seeing no chance for a win.
Top scorers:
Gaz Metan: S.VanderMeer 29+14reb+1ast, J.Howell 27+4ast, C.Moore 23+1reb+2ast, T.Nicoara 18+8reb+6ast, F.Muntean 14+1reb+12ast, I.Dragusin 7+6reb+1ast
Politehnica: I.Hurjui 12+3reb+3ast, V.Cobzaru 11+2reb, V.Popovici 7+3reb+1ast, A.Botez 4+1reb+1ast, A.Moldovanu 3+3reb, L.Rotariu 2+3reb+1ast
gschID: 136371


Rovinari - Perla Harghitei 101-78

The game was mostly controlled by Rovinari. Perla Harghitei was better in second period 19-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Rovinari shot 62.5 percent from the field. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 30 assists comparing to just 11 passes made by Perla Harghitei's players. Rovinari brought some defensive toughness making 8 blocks. The best player for the winners was the former international guard Brice Kabengele-Kalala (196-81) who scored 20 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. American guard Brandon Fields (193-88, college: Nevada) chipped in 18 points, 9 assists and 4 steals. Rovinari's coach Slobodan Nikolic felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American power forward Emmanuel Dies (204-77, college: Kansas St., agency: Interperformances) produced a double-double by scoring 17 points and 12 rebounds and his fellow American import forward Levi Levine (198-82, college: Albany, agency: TSS Management) added 18 points and 11 rebounds respectively for the guests.
Top scorers:
Rovinari: B.Kabengele-Kalala 20+6reb+5ast, D.Steffel 19+6reb+2ast, B.Fields 18+3reb+9ast, S.Nikolic 11+4reb+8ast, A.Gliga 8+1ast, R.Giles 7+4reb+4ast
Perla Harghitei: L.Levine 18+11reb+2ast, C.Long 17+5reb+4ast, D.Erceg 17+7reb+1ast, E.Dies 17+12reb+2ast, E.Tucker 9+2reb+1ast, M.Lokody 0
gschID: 136372




Standings
Div.A Standings
 1. Gaz Metan 2-0 
 2. Giurgiu 2-0 
 3. Oradea 2-0 
 4. Targu Mures 2-0 
 5. U.Mobitel.CN 2-0 
 6. CSU Sibiu 1-1 
 7. Craiova 1-1 
 8. Rovinari 1-1 
 9. Timisoara 1-1 
 10. Pitesti 1-1 
 11. Otopeni 1-1 
 12. CSM Bucuresti 0-2 
 13. Dinamo B. 0-2 
 14. Perla Harghitei 0-2 
 15. Ploiesti 0-2 
 16. Politehnica 0-2 


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  RUSSIA   


Superleague Round 3: Ural improved to 3-0 record - by Eurobasket News
Round 3 means everything may happen in Superlaegue as the season just started. The best stats of 3rd round was 21 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists by Andrey Petukhov of Spartak V..

Spartak V. - Univ.Surgut 75-80

There was no surprise in Moscow where bottom-ranked Spartak V. (0-3) was defeated by leader Universitet-Yugra (3-0) 80-75. The guests were ahead by 3 points but lost the second period ending it with a 1-point deficit before their 29-23 run, which allowed them to win the game. Universitet-Yugra made 20-of-26 charity shots (76.9 percent) during the game. They also forced 22 Spartak V. turnovers. Spartak V. was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for forward Denis Hloponin (206-81) who led his team to a victory with 14 points and 5 assists. Lithuanian guard Linas Lekavicius (186-84, college: American) contributed with 13 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals for the winners. Universitet-Yugra's coach Sergei Olhov allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Forward Andrey Petukhov (204-86) answered with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and power forward Andrei Babitchev (210-85, agency: Interperformances) added 17 points in the effort for Spartak V.Five Universitet-Yugra and four Spartak V. players scored in double figures. Universitet-Yugra have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Ural Ekaterinb. Newly promoted Spartak V. still closes the standings with three games lost. Universitet-Yugra will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Spartak V. will play again at home against the league's leader Universitet-Yugra (#1) in Surgut and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Univ.Surgut: D.Beliaev 15+3reb+1ast, D.Hloponin 14+4reb+5ast, L.Lekavicius 13+5reb+4ast, I.Aleksandrov 12+4reb, V.Shevel 12+1reb, A.Savkov 4+3reb+2ast
Spartak V.: A.Petukhov 21+11reb+4ast, A.Babitchev 17+4reb+1ast, G.Goldyrev 11+1reb, V.Zaryazhko 10+3reb+2ast, D.Zakharov 4+5ast, A.Loginov 4+5reb
gschID: 138662


Severstal - TEMP-SUMZ 73-66

Undefeated TEMP-SUMZ Revda (2-1) recorded its first loss in Cherepovec. Visitors were defeated by eighth ranked Severstal (1-2) 73-66. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of TEMP-SUMZ Revda. It was a good game for power forward Aleksey Tsvetkov (207-84) who led his team to a victory with 15 points and 7 rebounds. point guard Andrey Kuzemkin (183-87) contributed with 11 points for the winners. Forward Stanislav Sotnikov (200-85, agency: RIZO) answered with 12 points and 7 rebounds and power forward Aleksandr Zaykin (208-84) added 10 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for TEMP-SUMZ Revda. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Severstal left bottom position moving up to fourth place. TEMP-SUMZ Revda at the other side keeps the third position with one game lost. Severstal will again play against higher ranked TEMP-SUMZ Revda (#3) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. TEMP-SUMZ Revda will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Severstal: A.Tsvetkov 15+7reb, A.Kuzemkin 11+3reb+1ast, M.Polyakov 9+3reb+2ast, V.Filippov 9+3reb+1ast, A.Lunev 8+4reb, S.Zinchenko 6+1reb
TEMP-SUMZ: S.Sotnikov 12+7reb+1ast, A.Komarov 10+3reb, A.Zaykin 10+6reb+2ast, I.Evgrafov 9+1reb, A.Vokhmianine 6+3reb+2ast, S.Tokarev 5+4reb+4ast
gschID: 138663


Ural Ekaterinb. - Sojuz Zaretchny 106-62

Ural Ekaterinburg (3-0) crushed Sojuz Zaretchny (0-1) 106-62 on Saturday evening. The game was mostly controlled by Ural Ekaterinburg. Sojuz Zaretchny managed to win fourth quarter 23-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Ural Ekaterinburg dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Sojuz Zaretchny's 32. Ural Ekaterinburg forced 26 Sojuz Zaretchny turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 29 assists comparing to just 7 passes made by Sojuz Zaretchny's players. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Ural Ekaterinburg made 7 blocks. 27 personal fouls committed by Sojuz Zaretchny helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was forward Semen Shashkov (205-89) who scored 12 points, 8 assists and 5 steals. American forward Lorenzo Gordon (201-83, college: Oklahoma City, agency: Hart Sports Mngm) chipped in 17 points. Four Ural Ekaterinburg players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was naturalized Belarusian forward Sergey Karpov (200-80) who recorded 19 points and 5 rebounds and forward Aleksander Pushkin (203-87) added 4 points and 6 rebounds respectively. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Ural Ekaterinburg have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Univ.Surgut. Sojuz Zaretchny at the other side still closes the standings with one game lost. They were joined at the leadership position by Univ.Surgut who have the same record. Sojuz Zaretchny will have a break next week, which should allow them to rest and make it back to the top of the standings. Ural Ekaterinburg will try to continue on its current victory against seventh ranked Sojuz Zaretchny at home.
Top scorers:
Ural Ekaterinb.: L.Gordon 17+4reb+1ast, N.Lepojevic 16+4reb+2ast, S.Shashkov 12+4reb+8ast, A.Karpukhin 12+2reb+2ast, A.Fedyushin 11+5reb, A.Glazunov 11+2reb+5ast
Sojuz Zaretchny: S.Karpov 19+5reb+3ast, V.Kuznetsov 8+4reb, K.Slepukha 7+2reb+2ast, V.Kiselev 7+1reb, A.Burtsev 6+4reb, V.Sleta 6+4reb
gschID: 138661




Standings - Superleague B
Superleague Standings
 1. Ural Ekaterinb. 4-0 
 2. Univ.Surgut 3-1 
 3. Severstal 2-2 
 4. TEMP-SUMZ 2-2 
 5. Spartak V. 1-3 
 6. Ataman 0-0 
 7. Rjazan 0-0 
 8. Ruskon-Mord. 0-2 
 9. Sojuz Zaretchny 0-2 


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Standings
National League Standings
 1. Edinburgh K. 4-0 
 2. C.Eriksson F. 3-1 
 3. St.Mirren 2-0 
 4. Troon Tornadoes 2-0 
 5. Stirling Knights 2-2 
 6. Glasgow Storm 1-2 
 7. Glasgow Univ. 1-2 
 8. Glasgow R. II 0-2 
 9. Boroughmuir 0-3 
 10. Dunfermline 0-3 


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Standings - A Liga
A League Standings
 1. Borac 1-0 
 2. Mega Vizura 1-0 
 3. Metalac 1-0 
 4. OKK Beograd 1-0 
 5. Vojvodina 1-0 
 6. BKK Radnicki 1-0 
 7. Smederevo 1-0 
 8. Napredak 0-1 
 9. Proleter Naftagas 0-1 
 10. Sloboda Uzice 0-1 
 11. Sloga 0-1 
 12. Tamis 0-1 
 13. Radnicki Basket 0-1 
 14. Zeleznicar 0-1 
Play in international cups:
 1. Crvena Zvezda
 2. Hemofarm
 3. Partizan
 4. Radnicki K.


Standings - B Liga
B League Standings
 1. Crnokosa 1-0 
 2. Jedinstvo NB 1-0 
 3. Konstantin 1-0 
 4. Mladost BJ 1-0 
 5. Mladost Cacak 1-0 
 6. Napredak A. 1-0 
 7. Viva Basket 1-0 
 8. Smederevo 0-0 
 9. Beovuk 72 0-1 
 10. Jagodina 0-1 
 11. Radnicki OB 0-1 
 12. Radnicki Stud. 0-1 
 13. Sabac 0-1 
 14. Spartak 0-1 
 15. Vojvodina 0-1 


Steven Markovic signed back at Radnicki Kragujevac - by Nenad Ilijev
Experienced guard Steven Markovic (190-G-85) finally made his decision and will be playing in front of Kragujevac crowd in season 2011/2012. Australian guard with Serbian passport was one of the best passers in last season and he is forming with Miljan Pavkovic (178-G-81, agency: Beo Basket) one of the best PG duo in the league. Australian NT member was working out individually for last couple of months so he would probably take his new task fully ready. He will miss today game but it's expected to play on Wednesday @ Siroki Brijeg.

Markovic averaged 12.7ppg and 4.9apg in Adriatic League last year and he was all time 1st pick by coach Miroslav Nikolic to fill last empty spot in the roster. It's interesting that Markovic had an offer from his former team Crvena Zvezda Beograd but he decided to re-sign with ambitious Radnicki team.


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Standings - D1
Extraliga Standings
 1. Nova Ves 3-0 
 2. Nitra 2-1 
 3. Prievidza 2-1 
 4. Svit 2-1 
 5. Komarno 1-1 
 6. Handlova 1-2 
 7. Levice 1-2 
 8. B.Bystrica 0-2 
 9. Vahostav-Zilina 0-2 


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1B Stats Leaders
D2 Standings
 1. Grosuplje 2-0 
 2. Radenska 2-0 
 3. Sencur CP 2-0 
 4. Triglav Strazisce 2-0 
 5. Konjice 1-1 
 6. Terme Olimia 1-1 
 7. Jance Prit 1-1 
 8. Postojna 1-1 
 9. Splosna plovba 1-1 
 10. Hrastnik 0-1 
 11. Medvode 0-1 
 12. Branik 0-2 
 13. Litija 0-2 
 14. Nova Gorica 0-2 


Newly promoted Olimia secure first win (D2 - Round 2) - by Zeljko Zule
Terme Olimia-Postojna 70-68: The largest lead for either team at any point was newyl promoted Olimias 7-point lead in the second quarter, 32-25. Robert Abramovic (185-G-88) scored game high 24 points including the game-winning lay up with 8 seconds to go. Jernej Stahl had 11 points and 8 rebounds, Matjaz Terzan posted 11 points, Beno Pungartnik added 10 and Andrej Macek collected 10 points and 9 assists. There were 13 lead changes and 9 ties. Postojna was led by Sava Milovic and his 18 points, Milan Klepo had 15 points and 8 rebounds, Ales Primc scored 11 points and Tomaz Podboj 10.
Portoroz-Branik 83-72: Portoroz made a 17-4 run in the final period to take a crucial lead 79-64. Jaka Drenik scored 21 points on shooting 4-of-5 behind the 3-point line, Rok Perko had 15 points and 7 assists and Pavel Djurkovic posted 14 points. Portoroz made 11 3-pointers while Branik shot just 2-of-15 behind the 3-point line. Marko Vranjkovic finished with 22 points, Marko Verginella, Jan Tratnik and Aljosa Tratnik each added 10 points.
Radenska-Jance 86-65: The home team opened the second quarter with 8 straight points to take a lead 24-16 and never looked back from there in the battle of the newly promoted teams. Tadej Horvat finished with 21 points, Igor Spesic had 14 points and 8 rebounds, Jure Struc netted 13 points and Mitja Majc 10. Jance outrebounded its opponent 38-35, picking up 16 offensive boards, but shot just 34-percent (22-of-65) from the field. Dejan Mlakar scored 16 points on shooting just 3-of-16 and grabbed 12 rebounds and Jaka Pticak posted 16 points.
Grosuplje-Konjice 85-76: After a start slow an trailed by 10 late in the first quarter, Grosuplje defeated injury riddled Konjice. They made a 18-6 run spanning the third and fourth quarter to take a lead 75-63. Jure Misic scored 19 points, Blaz Lobe 16 and Ziga Erculj 10. Konjice played without its leading scorers Bostjan Sivka and Tomaz Jereb. Davorin Skornik had 21 points and 8 rebounds, Aljosa Gacnik scored 13 points and Timotej Cuk 12.
Sencur-Litija 96-56: The home team never trailed and had six scorers in double figures. Roman Horvat came of the bench for 16 points on shooting 4-of-5 behind the 3-point line, Dragan Pusci added 14 points, Jure Erzen and Klemen Cvek both netted 11 points and Aljosa Kristo and Klemen Balazic each scored 10 points. Litijas lone player in double digits was Tim Skerbec with 10 points.
Triglav Strazisce-Nova Gorica 104-58: Triglav outrebounded the guest 53-30, picking up 19 offensive boards. Aleksander Vojicic (188-G-87) scored 24 points on shooting 10-of-11 from the field, Nejc Pavlin collected 18 points and 11 rebounds, Grega Dezman posted 12 points, Gasper Mahkovic grabbed 12 rebounds and Dominik Vrsnik had 10 rebounds. Gorica made just one of 18 3-point attempts. Maksim Gojkovic scored 15 points and Taras Velikonja Grbac added 13.
Medvode-Hrastnik 09/10



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Jose Manuel Calderon to practice with Regal Barcelona - by Eurobasket News
Jose Manuel Calderon (190-PG-81) will practice with Regal Barcelona during NBA Lockout. The Spanish National team player became the third one to join the team for the practices. Earlier Marc and Pau Gasol announced joining Regal Barcelona for that.
In Oct.'05 Jose Manuel Calderon signed at Toronto Raptors (NBA) and he remains with the team up to now. In his first season abroad he averaged 5.5ppg, 2.2rpg, 4.5apg, FGP: 42.3%, 3PT: 16.3%, FT: 84.8%.
In 2010-2011 for $9,000,000 he improved to 9.8ppg, 3.0rpg, 8.9apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 46.6%, 3PT: 36.5%, FT: 85.4%.
Together with the National team they repeated as European Champions. They overcame France in the title game in Kaunas. Juan Carlos Navarro put on another brilliant performance scoring 27 points and issuing 4 assists. Pau Gasol and Jose Manuel Calderon accounted for 17 points each in the victory.



LEB Gold: Round Three - by Eurobasket News
Round 3 means everything may happen in LEB Gold as the season just started. The round was rather attractive and full of interesting results. The round ended with loss of the undefeated team and favorites losing the games.

Breogan - La Palma 74-67

UB La Palma trailed by 12 points after 3 quarters before a 20-15 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 67-74 at the end of the game. Leche Rio Breogan forced 25 UB La Palma turnovers. The best player for the winners was Dominican-American guard James Feldeine (193-88, college: Quinnipiac) who scored 16 points. Nigerian forward Andy Ogide (205-87, college: Colorado St.) chipped in 11 points and 7 rebounds. Four Leche Rio Breogan players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was Dutch power forward Roeland Schaftenaar (211-88, college: Oregon St.) who recorded 14 points and 7 rebounds and guard Alejandro Lopez (190-91) added 8 points and 5 rebounds respectively.
Top scorers:
Breogan: J.Feldeine 16+3reb+2ast, A.Ogide 11+7reb+2ast, J.Krabbenhoft 11+7reb+2ast, B.Sales 10+7reb+1ast, E.Sanchez 9+1reb, A.Navajas 5+1reb+1ast
La Palma: R.Schaftenaar 14+7reb+1ast, S.Arrocha 10+3ast, C.Diaz 8+2reb+1ast, A.Lopez 8+5reb+3ast, J.Bonhome 8+1reb+1ast, A.RODRIGUEZ OSCAR MIGUEL 7+1reb+3ast
gschID: 134537


Girona - Granada 59-73

The game without a history. CB Granada led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 19-of-25 charity shots (76.0 percent) during the game. Girona FC was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for naturalized Senegalese power forward Mamadou Samb (208-89) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds. The former international center Jesus Fernandez (204-75) contributed with 18 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Four CB Granada players scored in double figures. Forward Sergi Pino (196-87) answered with 15 points and naturalized American power forward Darryl Middleton (203-66, college: Baylor, agency: Impact Basketball) added 9 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Girona.
Top scorers:
Granada: J.Fernandez 18+5reb+1ast, M.Samb 15+10reb, M.Rodriguez 15+5reb+1ast, R.Guerra 10+2reb+4ast, C.Cobos 9+1reb+1ast, E.Ruiz 4+2reb+1ast
Girona: S.Pino 15+4reb+1ast, D.Middleton 9+6reb+1ast, I.Ordin 9+1reb+3ast, T.Coleman 8+6reb, A.Labuckas 7+2reb+2ast, R.Freimanis 5+3reb
gschID: 134538


Clavijo - Burgos 76-90

The guests trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 7-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 90-76. Ford Burgos made 29-of-33 free shots (87.9 percent) during the game, while CB Clavijo only scored thirteen points from the stripe. It was a great evening for point guard Daniel Lopez (188-82) who led his team to a victory scoring 17 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. British-American forward Darren Phillip (201-78, college: Fairfield) helped adding 17 points and 7 rebounds. Five Ford Burgos players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was naturalized American forward Jeffrey Bonds (199-82, college: Cal Poly Pomona) with 20 points and 8 rebounds and American point guard Mathew Witt (183-84, college: E.Kentucky) scored 15 points and 5 assists.
Top scorers:
Burgos: D.Phillip 17+7reb+1ast, J.Tillman 17+5reb+1ast, D.Lopez 17+7reb+5ast, M.Vinicius Toledo 17+5reb+1ast, R.Huertas 13+3reb, R.Schraeder 7
Clavijo: J.Bonds 20+8reb+3ast, M.Witt 15+3reb+5ast, J.Herrero 12+4reb+1ast, D.Mediano 9+3reb+3ast, B.Arevalo 6+2reb, E.Suarez 6+1reb+2ast
gschID: 134535


Caceres - Leon 83-78

Baloncesto Leon trailed by 17 points after 3 quarters before a 23-11 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 78-83 at the end of the game. Baloncesto Leon was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was Belizean-American power forward Leon Williams (203-86, college: Ohio, agency: Impact Basketball) who had a double-double by scoring 25 points and 12 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). Power forward Jose Angel Antelo (203-87) chipped in 15 points and 7 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American-Dominican point guard Emmanuel Quezada (188-85, college: USF) who recorded 12 points and 9 rebounds and American power forward JONATHAN Durley (203-88, college: Wichita St.) added 17 points (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) respectively.
Top scorers:
Caceres: L.Williams 25+12reb+1ast, J.Angel Antelo 15+7reb+1ast, A.Zengotitabengoa 14+3reb, D.Rodriguez 8+2reb+4ast, C.Cherry 8+1reb+3ast, P.Robles 7+1reb+2ast
Leon: J.Durley 17+4reb+2ast, E.Quezada 12+9reb+3ast, J.Fernandez 11+1reb, J.Alberto Gonzalez 11+1reb+2ast, J.Jose Bernabe 10+1reb+3ast, F.Rocchia 6
gschID: 134536


CB Tarragona - Palencia 80-76

Palencia Baloncesto trailed by 11 points after 3 quarters before a 20-13 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 76-80 at the end of the game. The best player for the winners was Latvian center Andrejs Selakovs (210-88, agency: Players Group) who scored 19 points and 6 rebounds (perfect from the field making all nine shots !!!). American forward Jonathan Mitchell (200-87, college: Rutgers) chipped in 10 points and 8 rebounds. Four CB Tarragona 2017 players scored in double figures. CB Tarragona 2017's coach Bernardo Alvarez used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. At the other side the best for losing team was Senegalese center Michel Diouf (208-89) who recorded a double-double by scoring 13 points and 12 rebounds and American forward Ian O'Leary (201-86, college: St.Mary's, CA) added 17 points and 8 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) respectively.
Top scorers:
CB Tarragona: A.Selakovs 19+6reb+1ast, I.Martinez 15+3reb+1ast, R.Sallie 12+1reb+1ast, J.Mitchell 10+8reb+2ast, A.Schreiber 8+5reb, D.Fernandez 6+7reb+2ast
Palencia: I.O'Leary 17+8reb, A.Moss 14+6reb, M.Diouf 13+12reb+1ast, J.Xavier 9+4reb, E.Garrido 7+5ast, C.Bravo 6+2reb+4ast
gschID: 134531


Navarra - Lleida 68-74

The guests took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 16-12. But Grupo Iruna Navarra won second period 18-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was an exceptional evening for American-Madagascar power forward Charles Ramsdell (208-85, college: Tulsa, agency: Court Side) who led the winners and scored 19 points. American-Croatian guard Marcus Norris (185-74, college: Ball St., agency: SportsTalent) accounted for 10 points and 6 assists for the winning side. Guard Inaki Narros (194-81) came up with 26 points (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) and American power forward Kevin Langford (204-85, college: TCU) added 9 points and 10 rebounds respectively for Grupo Iruna Navarra in the defeat.
Top scorers:
Lleida: C.Ramsdell 19+4reb, M.Feliu 11+5reb+1ast, M.Norris 10+4reb+6ast, J.Detrick 9+4reb+3ast, J.Kale 9+4reb+2ast, M.Rubio 5+1reb+1ast
Navarra: I.Narros 26+1reb, K.Barrett 12+1reb, K.Langford 9+10reb, M.Uriz 6+2ast, O.Starosta 6+8reb, I.Sanz 3+1reb+4ast
gschID: 134532


Clinicas Rincon - Tenerife 47-99

The game without a history. Tenerife led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Clinicas Rincon to just 2 points in fourth quarter and to 12 points in second half. Tenerife made 33-of-41 free shots (80.5 percent) during the game, while Clinicas Rincon only scored ten points from the stripe. Tenerife had a 24-12 advantage in offensive rebounds. Clinicas Rincon was plagued by 31 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American power forward Jakim Donaldson (204-83, college: Edinboro) who had a double-double by scoring 18 points and 12 rebounds. Argentinian-Italian point guard Nicolas Richotti (181-86) chipped in 17 points. Five Tenerife players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was Bosnian center Ognen Kuzmin (215-90) who recorded 7 points and 9 rebounds and power forward Miguel Lorenzo (205-91) added 10 points and 5 rebounds respectively. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games.
Top scorers:
Tenerife: J.Donaldson 18+12reb+1ast, N.Richotti 17+3reb, R.Guillen 15+5reb, L.Rost 12+6reb, A.Sabat 10+3reb+1ast, J.Chagoyen 9+2reb+1ast
Clinicas Rincon: A.Abrines 11, M.Lorenzo 10+5reb, O.Kuzmin 7+9reb, L.Conde 5+3reb, A.Diaz 5+1reb+2ast, E.Diaz 2+2reb
gschID: 134533


Mallorca - Menorca 100-91

Menorca Basquet trailed by 12 points at halftime and as many as 13 after three quarters before a 27-23 last quarter charge cut the deficit to 91-100 at the end of the game. Basquet Mallorca made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. Menorca Basquet was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was point guard Joan Carles Bivia (185-85) who scored 21 points. American forward Shaun Green (203-87, college: Utah, agency: Limelight Hoops) chipped in 20 points. Five Basquet Mallorca players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was center Oliver Arteaga (211-83) who recorded 22 points and 8 rebounds and swingman David Navarro (192-83) added 17 points and 8 rebounds respectively. Menorca Basquet's coach let to play eleven players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Mallorca: J.Carles Bivia 21+4reb+3ast, S.Green 20+4reb+1ast, L.Knutson 18+2reb+4ast, M.Whippy 13+5reb+1ast, J.Amador 11+10reb, G.Justo 9+1ast
Menorca: O.Arteaga 22+8reb+1ast, D.Navarro 17+8reb+2ast, R.Morentin 13+3reb+3ast, T.Coppenrath 8+3reb, R.Bas 8+1reb, J.Jimenez 7+1reb+4ast
gschID: 134534


Melilla - Huesca 88-78

The game was mostly controlled by Melilla Baloncesto. Lobe Huesca was better in fourth quarter 25-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Melilla Baloncesto forced 19 Lobe Huesca turnovers. The best player for the winners was American guard Troy DeVries (193-82, college: N.Mexico) who scored 21 points. His fellow American import forward Ridge McKeither (198-88, college: Angelo St.) chipped in 14 points and 8 rebounds. Melilla Baloncesto's coach Gonzalo Garcia used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to get some rest. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Maurice McNeil (205-87, college: Houston) who recorded 26 points and 7 rebounds and center Jan Orfila (207-86) added 18 points and 9 rebounds respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Melilla: T.DeVries 21+3ast, R.McKeither 14+8reb+1ast, J.Riera 11+1reb+3ast, M.Suka-Umu 11+1reb+1ast, C.Odiakosa 10+2reb, J.Salvador Arco 7+1ast
Huesca: M.McNeil 26+7reb+1ast, J.Orfila 18+9reb+2ast, A.Garcia 11+2reb+1ast, O.Herrero 10+4reb+4ast, G.Leonavicius 7+2reb+1ast, B.Reese 3
gschID: 134530




LEB Silver: Round One - by Eurobasket News
The Regular Season in LEB Silver just started.

Ourense - Lan Mobel ISB 74-62

The game was mostly controlled by Ourense. Lan Mobel ISB was better in fourth quarter 15-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Lan Mobel ISB 43-23 including a 28-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. Lan Mobel ISB was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of French-Ivorian forward Francis Koffi (202-F-81, college: Fresno St.) (202-81, college: Fresno St.) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds. American forward Matthew Webster (203-84, college: Evansville) contributed with 14 points for the winners. American-French guard Alfredo Ott (193-83, college: Dillard) answered with 21 points and power forward Julen Olaizola (202-93) added 8 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Lan Mobel ISB.
Top scorers:
Ourense: F.Koffi 15+11reb, M.Webster 14+4reb+1ast, C.Toppert 11+4reb+1ast, R.Guillandeaux 9+2reb+1ast, F.Cardenas 8+6reb+2ast, A.Pantin 7+6reb
Lan Mobel ISB: A.Ott 21+3reb+1ast, J.Olaizola 8+5reb+1ast, O.Atoyebi 6+2reb+1ast, J.Ibargutxi 6+3ast, I.Guridi 5, M.Casado 5+3reb
gschID: 136783


Plasencia - Barca Regal II 67-74

Plasencia Extremadura was not able to use a home court advantage and was defeated by the opponent from Barcelona 74-67 on Friday night. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Swedish swingman Marcus Eriksson (196-93) fired 17 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Mbaye Papa Abdoulaye chipped in a double-double by scoring 11 points and 13 rebounds. Guard Juan Miguel Morales (188-78) produced 14 points and 6 rebounds and guard Alex Ros (192-83) added 13 points respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Barca Regal II: M.Eriksson 17+8reb+1ast, J.Creus 12+1reb+1ast, J.Perez 12+2reb+6ast, M.PAPA ABDOULAYE 11+13reb+1ast, N.Spires 7+3reb, A.Gomez 6+2reb
Plasencia: J.Miguel Morales 14+6reb, A.Ros 13+4reb+2ast, C.Longmire 12+6reb+1ast, T.ANDRAIS LE'VONTE 10+6reb+1ast, F.Robles 9+3ast, M.Conejero 4+8reb+1ast
gschID: 136778


Coruna - Gandia Basquet 84-60

The game was mostly controlled by Leyma Basquet. Gandia Basquet was better in fourth quarter 23-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Leyma Basquet dominated down low during the game scoring 48 of its points in the paint compared to Gandia Basquet's 28. They outrebounded Gandia Basquet 34-23 including a 23-12 advantage in defensive rebounds. Defforest Riley fired 15 points and 4 assists for the winners. American power forward Kim Adams (203-82, college: Arkansas St., agency: Strategic Sports) chipped in 10 points and 9 rebounds. Four Leyma Basquet players scored in double figures. Leyma Basquet's coach Antonio Perez felt very confident that he used entire bench saving starting five for next games. Jamaican forward Michael Rogers (198-88, college: Valparaiso, agency: Dynamics Global Management) produced 18 points and naturalized Brazilian center Guilherme Gitterer (204-85) added 8 points and 9 rebounds respectively for lost side.
Top scorers:
Coruna: S.DEFORREST RILEY 15+4reb+4ast, J.Roman 13+6reb+1ast, D.Forbes 10+2reb+1ast, K.Adams 10+9reb+2ast, V.Hidalgo 10+4reb, X.Lopez 9+1reb+4ast
Gandia Basquet: M.Rogers 18+3reb, C.NOVELL ALEXANDRE 15+1reb+2ast, A.jr. Oha 10+3reb, G.Gitterer 8+9reb+1ast, S.Miller 4+2reb, A.RODRIGUEZ JAVIER MANUEL 4+2reb+5ast
gschID: 136779


Aurteneche M. - Prat Juventud 84-64

Aurteneche M. made 16-of-19 free shots (84.2 percent) during the game. Aurteneche M. outrebounded Prat Juventud 43-20 including a 30-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a great shooting night for Aurteneche M. especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.6 percentage. American forward Alex Thompson (208-85, college: Iowa St.) fired a double-double by scoring 10 points and 14 rebounds for the winners. Power forward Alberto Ausina (203-81) chipped in 14 points and 6 rebounds. Aurteneche M.'s coach Inaki Merino used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Forward Joan Tomas (201-92) produced 16 points and 5 rebounds and guard Roger Vilanova (182-87) added 12 points and 6 assists respectively for lost side.
Top scorers:
Aurteneche M.: A.Ausina 14+6reb+1ast, A.Thompson 10+14reb+2ast, J.Barcelo 10+3reb+4ast, A.Ortiz 10+1reb+2ast, F.DE LAS HERAS CUESTA ADRIAN 9+1reb+1ast, A.ZUMALDE ALEX 9+1reb+1ast
Prat Juventud: B.BRANDON LAMAR 17+1reb, J.Tomas 16+5reb, R.Vilanova 12+3reb+6ast, G.Vives 9+4reb+2ast, A.Suarez 5, J.Caven 3
gschID: 136780


Oviedo CB - Tenerife 101-105

The guests were ahead by 3 points but lost the second period ending it with a 1-point deficit before their 31-26 run, which allowed them to win the game. Tenerife shot 62.5 percent from the field. 26 personal fouls committed by Feve Oviedo helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American forward Sammy Monroe (198-85, college: Newberry, agency: Prossin Sports Management) nailed 32 points and 8 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) for the winning side and Cuban forward Georvys Elias (199-81) accounted for 15 points and 8 rebounds. Monroe is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Power forward David Ortega (199-84) came up with 13 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists and American forward Bryan LeDuc (203, college: Cal.St.-San Bernar.) added 16 points and 9 rebounds respectively for Feve Oviedo in the defeat.
Top scorers:
Tenerife: S.Monroe 32+8reb+2ast, I.Guigou 19+1reb+3ast, G.Elias 15+8reb+1ast, N.Moore 14+4reb+4ast, M.Diouf 12+4reb, D.Lopez 8+1reb
Oviedo CB: H.Brown 20+1reb, A.Gonzalez 20+2reb+2ast, B.LeDuc 16+9reb, H.Macia 13, D.Ortega 13+7reb+6ast, A.Macia 9+2reb+1ast
gschID: 136781


Avila - Las Rozas 74-77

Fontedoso Carrefour was trailing by 6 points at halftime but managed to get 2-point lead after three quarters before a 25-20 charge of Las Rozas, which allowed them to win the game. B.CALVENTE JOSE MARIA stepped up and scored 27 points and 9 rebounds for the winners and Croatian guard Aleksandar Ugrinoski (192-88, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 17 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. At the losing side Guinean forward Cheick Sekou Conde (203-92) responded with 16 points and 9 rebounds and American forward Matt Robertson (206-87, college: Rollins, agency: Duran International) scored 16 points and 6 rebounds.
Top scorers:
Las Rozas: B.CALVENTE JOSE MARIA 27+9reb+2ast, A.Ugrinoski 17+5reb+4ast, R.Martinez 9+3reb+1ast, I.Cruz 8+8reb+1ast, R.Molina 5, M.MARIN PABLO 4+1reb
Avila: M.Robertson 16+6reb, C.Sekou Conde 16+9reb+1ast, S.Llorente 13+2reb+5ast, O.Kohout 9+6reb, A.Cruz 9+4reb+1ast, C.JONAH 5
gschID: 136782




Standings - LEB Gold
LEB Gold Standings
 1. Lleida 3-0 
 2. Tenerife 2-1 
 3. Granada 2-1 
 4. Burgos 2-1 
 5. Girona 2-1 
 6. Caceres 2-1 
 7. Mallorca 2-1 
 8. Clavijo 2-1 
 9. La Palma 2-1 
 10. Breogan 2-1 
 11. Melilla 2-1 
 12. CB Tarragona 1-2 
 13. Menorca 1-2 
 14. Navarra 1-2 
 15. Palencia 1-2 
 16. Clinicas Rincon 0-3 
 17. Huesca 0-3 
 18. Leon 0-3 


Standings - LEB Silver
LEB Silver Standings
 1. Aurteneche M. 1-0 
 2. Barca Regal II 1-0 
 3. Coruna 1-0 
 4. Las Rozas 1-0 
 5. Ourense 1-0 
 6. Tenerife 1-0 
 7. Andorra 0-0 
 8. Avila 0-1 
 9. Gandia Basquet 0-1 
 10. Lan Mobel ISB 0-1 
 11. Oviedo CB 0-1 
 12. Plasencia 0-1 
 13. Prat Juventud 0-1 


Standings - ACB
ACB Standings
 1. Caja Laboral 1-0 
 2. Bizkaia Bilbao 0-0 
 3. CAI Zaragoza 0-0 
 4. Estudiantes 0-0 
 5. FIATC Joventut 0-0 
 6. Fuenlabrada 0-0 
 7. Gran Canaria 0-0 
 8. Lagun Aro GBC 0-0 
 9. Manresa 0-0 
 10. Meridiano 0-0 
 11. Obradoiro 0-0 
 12. Real Madrid 0-0 
 13. Regal Barca 0-0 
 14. UCAM Murcia 0-0 
 15. Unicaja 0-0 
 16. Valencia 0-0 
 17. Valladolid 0-0 
 18. Cajasol 0-1 


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Standings - Basketligan
Basketligan Standings
 1. Boras 1-0 
 2. LF Basket 1-0 
 3. Norrkoping 1-0 
 4. Sundsvall 1-0 
 5. Uppsala 1-0 
 6. 08 0-1 
 7. Eco Orebro 0-1 
 8. Jamtland 0-1 
 9. Sodertalje 0-1 
 10. Solna 0-1 


Standings - BasketEttan
Basketettan Standings
North
 1. Akropol 3-0 
 2. Blackeberg 3-0 
 3. Eagles 3-0 
 4. LF Future 2-0 
 5. Taby 2-0 
 6. Haga Haninge 1-1 
 7. Eskilstuna 1-2 
 8. Orongo 1-2 
 9. Jarva Devils 0-2 
 10. Uppsala KFUM 0-2 
 11. Talje 0-3 
 12. BG Lulea 0-4 
South
 1. Brahe Basket 3-0 
 2. Nassjo 3-0 
 3. Srbija 3-0 
 4. Malbas 2-0 
 5. Solna Branten 2-1 
 6. Hoganas 1-1 
 7. Helsingborg 1-2 
 8. Hogsbo 1-2 
 9. Fryshuset 0-2 
 10. Sanda 0-2 
 11. Eos 0-3 
 12. Norrkoping BK 0-3 


Basketettan: Round 3 review - by Eurobasket News
Group North
Orongo - Talje 82-46

Everything could happen in Sundsvall at the game between two tied teams. Both Orongo Dragons and Talje Knights had identical 0-2 record. This time Orongo Dragons used a home court advantage and crushed the opponent from Talje 82-46 on Saturday night. The game without a history. Orongo Dragons led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Talje Knights to just 7 points in first quarter. Orongo Dragons forced 29 Talje Knights turnovers. It was a good game for guard Robin Johansson (184-G-91) (184-91) who led his team to a victory with 20 points and 5 assists. Forward Albin Frank (184-90) contributed with 13 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Orongo Dragons' coach felt very confident that he used 11 players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Forward Erik Johansson (194-96) answered with 14 points and 7 rebounds and guard Alfred Johansson (185-92) added 12 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Talje Knights. Orongo Dragons (1-2) left bottom position moving up to seventh place in North, which they share with Eskilstuna. It was Talje Knights' third loss in a row. They still closes the standings with three games lost. Orongo Dragons will face Jarva Devils (#9) on the road in the next round. Talje Knights will play against KFUM Uppsala and look forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Orongo: R.Johansson 20+1reb+5ast, A.Frank 13+6reb+2ast, W.Gutenius 11+9reb, O.Granat 9+2reb+1ast, P.Lennartsson 8+4reb, A.Hakizimana 6+9reb
Talje: E.Johansson 14+7reb, A.Johansson 12+5reb+3ast, M.Blazevic 6+7reb+4ast, T.Johanson 6+2reb+1ast, W.Asplund 3+7reb, D.Rohr 2+4reb
gschID: 150300


Blackeberg - BG Lulea 89-70

Very expected game when bottom-ranked BG Lulea (0-4) was smashed by leader KFUM Blackebergs (3-0) in Vallingby 89-70 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 50-30 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. KFUM Blackebergs dominated down low during the game scoring 68 of its points in the paint compared to BG Lulea's 36. KFUM Blackebergs forced 22 BG Lulea turnovers and outrebounded them 50-37 including 22 on the offensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. It was a good game for center Nicklas Bergstrom (205-78) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 rebounds. Forward Alexander Holmstrom Forster (196-92) contributed with 15 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Center Arvid Isaksson (202-93) answered with 10 points and 8 rebounds and forward Robin Sandberg (194-93) added 15 points in the effort for BG Lulea. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. KFUM Blackebergs have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of North leader, which they share with Akropol and Eagles. Loser BG Lulea still closes the standings with four games lost. KFUM Blackebergs will face LF Future (#4) in Lulea in the next round.
Top scorers:
Blackeberg: M.Rocque 16+2reb, A.Holmstrom Forster 15+5reb+1ast, N.Bergstrom 13+10reb+3ast, M.Walden 12+6reb+2ast, S.Schuszler 9+4reb+1ast, S.Vafors 9+2reb
BG Lulea: R.Sandberg 15+3reb, J.Stenberg 14+4reb, K.Ohrner 11+5reb+1ast, A.Isaksson 10+8reb+1ast, F.Mosesson 8+5reb+2ast, H.Stalbrost 5+2reb+2ast
gschID: 150301


Akropol - BG Lulea 82-67

The game had a very big importance for third-ranked Akropol as it allowed them to take a leadership position in North. Akropol defeated bottom-ranked BG Lulea in Spanga 82-67. The game was mostly controlled by Akropol. BG Lulea managed to win third quarter 18-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Akropol dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to BG Lulea's 20. Akropol forced 25 BG Lulea turnovers and outrebounded them 38-21 including a 28-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a good game for forward Richard Hartmann (201-89) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 10 rebounds. Guard Charles Carayol (186-89) contributed with 15 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Four Akropol players scored in double figures. Akropol's coach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Guard Johan Stenberg (189-93) answered with 17 points and 7 rebounds and center Arvid Isaksson (202-93) added 7 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for BG Lulea. Akropol have a solid series of three victories in a row. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Blackeberg and Eagles. BG Lulea at the other side still closes the standings with four games lost. BG Lulea will have a break next week, which should allow them to rest in order to get back on the winning path. Akropol will try to continue on its current victory against fourth ranked LF Future in Lulea.
Top scorers:
Akropol: C.Carayol 15+5reb+1ast, C.Sutherlin 12+6reb+2ast, R.Hartmann 12+10reb+2ast, J.Pietros 10+2reb+3ast, D.Kumbi 9+7reb, S.Mukooza 8+1reb+4ast
BG Lulea: J.Stenberg 17+7reb+1ast, R.Sandberg 9+2reb+2ast, P.Anttila 9+2ast, K.Ohrner 8, A.Isaksson 7+5reb+3ast, F.Mosesson 7
gschID: 150302


Eskilstuna - Eagles 37-101

The game in supposed to be also worth to mention about. Leader White Eagles (3-0) played at the court of 7th ranked Eskilstuna (1-2). White Eagles smashed Eskilstuna 101-37. The game without a history. White Eagles led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Eskilstuna to just 7 points in fourth quarter. White Eagles made 16-of-17 charity shots (94.1 percent) during the game. They also forced 27 Eskilstuna turnovers and outrebounded them 45-33 including 34 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was swingman Erik Andersson (197-87) who scored 21 points and 5 rebounds. point guard Jonas Ghebremeskel (181-84, college: Wiley) chipped in 16 points and 9 rebounds. Five White Eagles players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was forward Robert Norstrom (191-83) who recorded 12 points and guard Pontus Oksman (185-92) added 6 points respectively. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. White Eagles have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of North leader, which they share with Akropol and Blackeberg. Eskilstuna at the other side keeps the seventh place with two games lost. White Eagles' next round opponent will be Haga Haninge (#6) at home which should be theoretically another easy game. Eskilstuna will play against Taby Basket and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Eagles: E.Andersson 21+5reb+2ast, J.Taylor 18+8reb, Y.Merzoug 16+2reb+1ast, J.Ghebremeskel 16+9reb+2ast, A.Micovic 12+6reb+2ast, R.Haag 8+1reb
Eskilstuna: R.Norstrom 12+3reb+1ast, P.Oksman 6+2reb+1ast, E.Jonsson 5+4reb, J.Luu 4+2reb+1ast, E.Kabissikela 4+1reb+1ast, N.Eriksson 2+2reb+1ast
gschID: 150299


Group South
Srbija - Helsingborg 66-51

The game between closely ranked teams ended with leader Srbija's (3-0) home victory over 6th ranked Helsingborg (1-2) in Malmo 66-51 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by Srbija. Helsingborg was better in third quarter 15-8. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Srbija won last quarter 18-5. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Helsingborg to just 5 points in fourth quarter. Srbija forced 26 Helsingborg turnovers. Helsingborg was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for guard Ted Cedermarker (182-79) who led his team to a victory with 21 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. FYR Macedonian forward Todorce Petkovski (200-80) contributed with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Naturalized Bosnian forward Srdjan Vukovic (197-86) answered with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 13 rebounds and forward Manfred Bernborg (194-91) added 12 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Helsingborg. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Srbija have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of South leader, which they share with Brahe Basket and Nassjo. Loser Helsingborg dropped to the seventh place with two games lost. Srbija will face Sanda Basket (#10) in Huskvarna in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Helsingborg will play at home against Hogsbo in Goteborg and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Srbija: T.Cedermarker 21+5reb+6ast, T.Petkovski 14+12reb+3ast, N.Zurovac 11+8reb, R.Roslund 8+7reb+1ast, S.Svedas 4+1reb+3ast, I.Ibrahin 4+2reb+1ast
Helsingborg: S.Vukovic 19+13reb+2ast, M.Bernborg 12+5reb+1ast, S.Radojevic 6+8reb, J.Christensen 6+5reb+1ast, J.Fastberg 3, A.Persson 2+2reb+1ast
gschID: 150297


Brahe Basket - Norrkoping BK 93-71

Basketettan top team - Brahe Basket (3-0) had no problems winning another game on Sunday. This time they crushed eleventh ranked Norrkoping BK (0-3) in Huskvarna 93-71. The game was mostly controlled by Brahe Basket. Norrkoping BK managed to win third quarter 21-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Brahe Basket dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Norrkoping BK's 28. Brahe Basket forced 30 Norrkoping BK turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. It was a quality performance for Jamaican center Hugh Robinson (202-83) who led the winners and scored 18 points and 8 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Guard Tanju Yulman (186-90) accounted for 18 points and 4 steals for the winning side. Four Brahe Basket players scored in double figures. Center Hammadi Neffati (193-91) came up with 11 points and 6 rebounds and Niklas Rydgren (-88) added 14 points respectively for Norrkoping BK in the defeat. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Brahe Basket have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place in South with 3-0 record, which they share with Nassjo and Srbija. Loser Norrkoping BK still closes the standings with three games lost. They share the position with Eos. Brahe Basket will meet league's second-placed Nassjo on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Norrkoping BK will play against Malbas (#4) in Malmo and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Brahe Basket: H.Robinson 18+8reb+2ast, T.Yulman 18+2reb+1ast, A.Cahilig 12+2reb+3ast, B.Andersson 10+7reb+1ast, G.Lindsten 9+2reb+2ast, K.Ukhagbe 7+7reb
Norrkoping BK: N.Rydgren 14+3reb, H.Neffati 11+6reb+1ast, A.Kadrispahic 10+3reb+1ast, D.Sogolj 9+3reb, K.Grant 7+1reb+1ast, R.Lager 7+3reb+3ast
gschID: 150294


Nassjo - Solna Branten 83-62

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Solna Branten (2-1) on the court of leader Nassjo. Visitors were rolled over by Nassjo 83-62. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Solna Branten. It was a key game for the top position in South as both teams had the same 2-0 record before this meeting. The game without a history. Nassjo led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They also forced 19 Solna Branten turnovers. It was a great evening for forward Mathias Liljeqvist (196-92) who led his team to a victory scoring 20 points and 7 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). American power forward Robert Boss (201-87, college: Spring Arbor) helped adding 14 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. The best for the losing side was Joeffrey Masabe (-90) with 10 points and 7 assists and Jesper Eliassson (-94) scored 12 points and 6 rebounds. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Nassjo have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of South leader, which they share with Brahe Basket and Srbija. Solna Branten at the other side dropped to the fifth place with one game lost. Nassjo will play against league's leader Brahe Basket in Huskvarna in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Solna Branten will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Nassjo: M.Liljeqvist 20+7reb+1ast, F.Heikkinen 15, R.Boss 14+7reb+4ast, S.Damjanovic 11+8reb+5ast, K.Ternell 10+2reb, C.Sillen 6+2ast
Solna Branten: J.Eliassson 12+6reb, N.Larsson 11+1reb+1ast, J.Masabe 10+2reb+7ast, M.Catrini 10+5reb+2ast, D.Johansson 10+2reb+3ast, H.Jadersten 4+2reb
gschID: 150295


Hogsbo - Eos 84-82

Important game to mention about took place in Goteborg. Tenth ranked Hogsbo (1-2) saved a 2-point victory at home edging bottom-ranked IK Eos (0-3) 84-82 on Sunday evening. The hosts trailed by 18 points after three quarters before their 27-7 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Hogsbo dominated on the defensive end, holding IK Eos to just 7 points in fourth quarter. They shot 60.8 percent from the field. Hogsbo forced 19 IK Eos turnovers. IK Eos were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for center Robert Isaksson (202-87) who led his team to a victory with 28 points and 9 rebounds (on 12-of-15 shooting from the field). Patrik Dreikant (-88) contributed with 13 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Guard Adnan Karovic (187-88) answered with 17 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals and forward Taino Bendz (191-88) added 11 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for IK Eos. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. IK Eos' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Hogsbo left bottom position moving up to seventh place in South, which they share with Helsingborg. It was IK Eos' third loss in a row. They still closes the standings with three games lost. Hogsbo will face Helsingborg (#7) on the road in the next round.
Top scorers:
Hogsbo: R.Isaksson 28+9reb, P.Dreikant 13+6reb+2ast, J.Alberto Garcia Martinez 10+4reb+5ast, Y.Trott 10+1reb+2ast, O.Johansson 9+4reb, A.Bergang 7+2reb+2ast
Eos: A.Karovic 17+6reb+6ast, T.Bendz 11+5reb+1ast, D.Gustafsson 10+2reb+4ast, G.Laike 10+1ast, A.Medjedoub 9+3reb, K.Adanovur 8+2reb
gschID: 150296




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Standings - LNA
LNA Standings
 1. Monthey 2-0 
 2. Fribourg 1-0 
 3. Geneve Lions 1-0 
 4. Lugano Tigers 1-0 
 5. SAV Vacallo 1-1 
 6. Boncourt 1-1 
 7. Starwings 0-1 
 8. BBC Nyon 0-2 
 9. SAM Massagno 0-2 


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2011 Probation Cup Invitational Tournament - by Chris Wang
The 2011 Probation Cup Invitational Tournament will be held from Oct. 12-16 in the eastern Taiwan city of Hualien with nine teams in contention for the tourney, which is in its tenth year.

Malaysian national team, Elite Talent Exchange and seven SBL teams will be divided into two groups in the preliminary round with top four teams in each group advancing to the knock-out second round, where top two teams in each group will meet in a cross-over semifinals and the third- and fourth-ranked teams meet in 5-8 place classification games.

The Elite Talent Exchange, a US team put together by agents, is sponsored by Heins Baby Corporation. SBL teams which haven't hired imports would take this tournament as an opportunity to look at the American players.

Brackets and game schedule:

Group A: Yulon, Taiwan Mobile, Elite Talent Exchange, Kinmen Kaoliang Liquor, Pure Youth
Group B: Dacin, Malaysia NT, TB, BOT

Oct. 12 (Wednesday)
0930 Yulon-TM
1130 ETE-PY
1330 Dacin-BOT
1530 Malaysia-TB
1930 PY-Yulon

Oct. 13 (Thursday)
1130 Yulon-KKL
1330 TM-PY
1530 TB-BOT
1730 Dacin-Malaysia
1930 KKL-ETE

Oct. 14 (Friday)
1130 TM-ETE
1330 Malaysia-BOT
1530 PY-KKL
1730 ETE-Yulon
1930 Opening ceremony
2000 TB-Dacin

Oct. 15 (Saturday)
1200 Game E: A3-B4
1400 Game F: B3-A4
1600 Game C: A1-B2
1800 Game D: B1-A2

Oct. 16 (Sunday)
1200 Game 7/8 place: Losers of E and F
1400 Game 5/6 place: Winners of E and F
1600 Third place Game: Losers of C and D
1800 Championship: Winners of C and D
2000 Closing ceremony

In related news, Yulon is reported testing 2.01-meter forward Kevin Johnson (201-F-84, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Humboldt St.), who came from NCAA Division-II Humboldt State and played in Cyprus last year. Johnson averaged 7.5 points and 6.5 rebounds per game with Keravnos Strovolou of the Cyprus league last season.

Taiwan Beer reportedly will test Jason McCoy (206-F/C-82, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee), a 2.08-meter center out of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and played last year in Belarus, averaging 17.6 points, 8.6 rebounds and 2.2 blocks per game.


Chen Hsin-an signs with Pure Youth - by Chris Wang
Chen Hsin-An (198-F/G-80), arguably Taiwan's best player, would play in his home country Taiwan next season after signing with Pure Youth Construction on Friday, local media reported.

Chen, who spent the last two years with Dongguan in the Chinese league CBA, decided to play closer to his family as he now have two daughters.

The 1.96-meter forward sign with Pure Youth for two years with the maximum monthly salary of NT$120,000 (US$3,936) allowed under SBL regulation. Signing bonuses and incentives were not disclosed. (However, I suspect that PY would pay Chen more than that.)

The 31-year-old left Yulon to sign with Dongguan two years ago, inking a two-year deal with the Chinese team in Guangdong Province for an estimate annual salary of NT$11 million (US$361,000), about seven times of his current salary with PY.

His stint with Dongguan was a happy one, however, as Chen had been plagued by injury during the period. His playing time suffered, so did his performance. Chen averaged 2.4 points and 1.2 rebounds in his first season in China and 2.89 points and 2.4 rebounds last year.

Chen elevated his play -- although not much -- in the just-concluded FIBA Asia Championship for Men in Wuhan, China, where he averaged 8.6 points and 3.1 rebounds. Taiwan finished with a disappointing eighth place in the tournament.

Chen was quoted as saying that he did not make up his mind to sign with PY until the day before the signing as Yulon and Taiwan Beer were also in the run for his service.

He credited PY head coach Hsu Chin-tse as the key person for his signing with the team because Hsu always called to see how he was doing when he was in China. Salary is not the main reason for his signing with PY, Chen underlined.

With Chen on the team, Hsu said that PY would set its eyes on the SBL championship.

Chen would sit out the Probation Cup which will be held in the eastern Taiwan city of Hualien next month to nurse his ankle injury, sustained during the Asian Championship.

He averaged 17.9 points, 6.5 rebounds and 3.2 assists in his five years in the SBL, all with Yulon Luxgen, and won the Finals MVP in 2003-04 season and regular season MVP in 2007-08 season.


Liu Cheng named top pick in 2011 SBL draft - by Chris Wang
Liu Cheng was named the top pick in the 2011 SBL local players draft on Oct. 7 as 13 of 17 applicants were selected by six SBL teams.

Liu, a 1.90-meter forward from Min Dao University, was selected by KKL at No. 1 as expected while Chen Hsiao-jung went No. 2 to Taiwan Mobile and Lai Po-lin was picked up by Bank of Taiwan at No. 3.

KKL, which owns the No. 1 pick for the first time, added five news additions after losing many players to other teams previously. It also selected Yang Shu, also from Min Dao University, at No. 4.

TM picked up a pair of 1.97-meter forwards -- Chen Hsiao-jung in the first round and Chen Po-ting at the second.

Peng Chun-yen and Lin Li-jen, both played for Taiwan junior NT, went to Pure Youth. Taiwan Beer selected Huang Chia-ming of Min Dao and Lee Cheng-han from Taipei Physical Education College (TPEC).

Dacin Tigers didn't make any draft pick, forfeiting its draft rights in the first round.

The 2011-12 SBL season is scheduled to tip off on Dec. 17 at Miaoli City in central Taiwan.


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Julien paces Diego Martin to victory - by Don Farrell
Kemrick Julien shone with 26 points in Diego Martin All Stars 93-59 drubbing of United Basketball Club in the Chaguanas West Basketball League on Wednesday night. It was the second of two matches played at the Central Regional Indoor Sport Arena, Chaguanas, on the day. After a slow first quarter, with the All Stars taking a slight 16-14 lead, the Diego Martin club upped the tempo, scoring 32 points to UBCs 11. Despite the heavy loss, Colin Hayes put on a decent showing for United scoring 23 points.

500 Hawks outplays Brotherhood
In the first match of the evening, 500 Hawks soared to a 81-67 win over Brotherhood. Dexroy Manswell and Steve Mc Sween scored 25 and 20 points respectively for the winning team. Mikhail Scoon had a decent outing for Brotherhood scoring 22 points while, Keya Blackett and Adrian Baptiste together totaled 30 points.
Action continued yesteday, with a double header at the same venue. In the first match Upstate took on Rising Stars before Longdenville Bullets challenged AKA.



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Standings - D1
D1 Standings
 1. ES Sahel 1-0 
 2. ESG 1-0 
 3. Ezzahra 1-0 
 4. Stade Nabeulien 1-0 
 5. Tunisair 1-0 
 6. US Monastir 1-0 
 7. ASC Bizerte 0-0 
 8. CA Bizerte 0-0 
 9. AS Hammamet 0-1 
 10. C Africain 0-1 
 11. C Cheminots 0-1 
 12. ES Rades 0-1 
 13. JS Kairouan 0-1 
 14. JS Manazeh 0-1 


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  TURKEY   


Fenerbahce comes out of Group B undefeated by beating Olin Edirne 83-57 - by Pervin Elgin
In the ongoing Turkish Champions Cup Qualifiers in Erzurum, Fenerbahce Ulker 's Men's Basketball Team defeated Olin Edirne with 83-57. With this victory, Ulker made it three in a row and finished first in Group B.

The first period began with mutual baskets made by the Fener duo James Gist, Hakan Demirel and Edirne's duo Ogun Sevinc and Vladimir Stimac. In the following minutes, Ulker increased the pace in their attack with scores by Emir Preldzic, James Gist and Hakan Demirel. Thanks to a 13-0 run Fener ended the first period with a 21-9 superiority.

In the second period of the match Ulker team remained effective, but allowed their opponents to score more as well. Edirne's Chirstopher Olin Wright made a series of baskets, but Ulker's Bojan Bogdanovic answered accordingly, which made the Ulker team go into the locker room with a 42-27 lead.

The third period continued with ongoing mutual baskets. Hakan Demirel's hits from behind the three point line were answered by Wright and Ogun Sevincs. Both teams produced 20 points in the period, resulting in a 62-47 lead for Fenerbahce at the final intermission.

The final period began with heavy defense and a couple op mutual baskets. In the final 5 minutes, Ulker increased the gap to over 20 points, lead by Bojan Bogdanovic. With an easy 83-57 victory, Fenerbahce Ulker finished first in group B as the undefeated leader, advancing to the final group of eight participating teams in the Spor Toto Champions Cup.




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URBL Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Jermaine BARNES
  (194-G/F-82)
  Avg: 27.3
 1. Barnes, GIE M.27.3 
 2. Barrett, S.Generals26.6 
 3. Perkins, Austin K.24.3 
 4. Kearse, Dallas S.24.0 
 5. Sloan, S.Generals24.0 
 6. James, DFW W.22.5 
 7. Holmes, Atlanta A.21.7 
 8. Allison, Houston E.21.6 
 9. Clark, Z*St..21.1 
 10. Grismore, C.Tex.19.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Sylvester MORGAN
  USA
  (208-C-83)
  Avg: 13.1
 1. Morgan, GIE M.13.1 
 2. Dailey, GIE M.12.6 
 3. Hall, Z*St..10.8 
 4. Bryant, Dallas S.10.5 
 5. Hill, C.Texas C.10.3 
 6. Hill, DFW Warriors10.2 
 7. Akpele, S.Generals10.1 
 8. Wilson, Tennesse.9.7 
 9. Holmes, Atlanta A.9.6 
 10. Shewmake, Tennes.9.6 
Assists Per Game
 DeAndre BRAY
  (168-G-85)
  Avg: 9.9
 1. Bray, S.Generals9.9 
 2. Horton, DFW W.9.5 
 3. De La Cruz, S.Gen.9.3 
 4. Haskins, C.Texas C.8.3 
 5. Williams, GIE M.8.3 
 6. Belton, GIE M.7.9 
 7. Belton, Atlanta A.7.9 
 8. Beaulah, GIE M.6.4 
 9. Douglas, DFW W.6.3 
 10. Taylor, Tennesse.6.0 
Steals Per Game
 Freddie WILLIAMS
  (188-G-87)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Williams, S.Genera.3.6 
 2. Kearse, Dallas S.3.5 
 3. Williams, GIE M.3.3 
 4. Bray, S.Generals3.0 
 5. Taylor, Tennesse.2.7 
 6. Brown, Houston E.2.7 
 7. Haskins, C.Texas C.2.5 
 8. Snell, Atlanta A.2.4 
 9. Barnes, GIE M.2.4 
 10. Clark, Z*St..2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Demario WILLIAMS
  (216-C-85)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Williams, GIE M.6.2 
 2. Moore, S.Generals5.5 
 3. Morgan, GIE M.5.0 
 4. Bryant, Dallas S.4.7 
 5. Davis, Dallas Stars3.2 
 6. Wilson, Tennesse.3.0 
 7. Hall, Z*St..2.9 
 8. Hill, DFW Warriors2.5 
 9. Williams, Houston2.4 
 10. Dailey, GIE M.2.4 


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Budivelnik's horrible shot percentage allowed Kalev to win the opener - by Eurobasket News
VTB League
Budivelnik-Kalev 51:65


Budivelnik's horrible shot percentage allowed Kalev to win the opener of the VTB League. The Estonian team limited the hosts to just 51 points and won 65:51.
Armands Skele (192-G-83) gave the guests 6:1 and Pavel Ulyanko nailed three for 20:11. Estonian team looked very comfortable away from home and won the first period 23:13. Moreover they added 16-12 in the second frame and enjoyed 39:25 halftime advantage.
Nothing had changed for the Ukrainian side in the second half as they continued their poor shot percentage that was 14/47 at the end of the game. Kalev won the third quarter 14-11 and reached 53:36 after thirty minutes. Rolandas Alijevas (192-G-85) performed a 2 points lay-up to open the last frame and Mikhailo Michailis Anisimovas (214-C-84) reduced to 53:40. That was however all the hosts could do and lost the game by 14.
Pavel Ulyanko top-scored for the winners with 17 points and Nikolay Varbanov (209-C-85, agency: Interperformances) netted 14. Gregor Arbet (194-F/G-83) added 12, whilst Armands Skele brought 11. Michailis Anisimovas delivered 19 points in defeat and Rolandas Alijevas scored 13.

Budivelnik: Michailis Anisimovas 19, Rolandas Alijevas 13
Kalev: Pavel Ulyanko (204-F/C-79) 17, Nikolay Varbanov 14, Gregor Arbet 12, Armands Skele 11


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BBL Trophy Friday 07 Oct Round Up - by Paul Nilsen
One Health Sharks Sheffield put one foot in the BBL Trophy semi-finals with an excellent 56-99 win over Mersey Tigers.



The treble winners from last season are much-changed, but Sheffield were still far superior on the night to give themselves their third consecutive victory to start the new campaign.



Justin Dobbins and Jimmy Langhurst both scored 22 points for the Sharks while Tigers were led by Kris Douse on 17.



Newcastle Eagles gave BBL new boys a lesson in top-flight ruthlessness with a comfortable 92-72 victory at Sport Central.



The experienced duo of Charles Smith and Joe Chapman (193-G-84, agency: I.D.S. Law, college: Marquette) proved to be constant thorn in the side of the Wildcats as the Eagles won each quarter to ease to a 20 point win.



A big first quarter made the difference for Prestige Homes MK Lions as they saw off Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders 107-90.


BBL Trophy Saturday 08 October Round Up - by Paul Nilsen
The UCP Marjon Plymouth Raiders are in control of BBL Trophy Group 4 after defeating the Worcester Wolves 62-85 in the Midlands on Saturday night. They now have two wins in the group, with the Raiders - BBL Trophy winners in 2007 - on a win and a defeat, each with two games to play.

The game was won with a massive third quarter surge, in which Paul Williams (208-F/C-83, agency: I.D.S. Law, college: St.Bonaventure) and Lehmon Colbert were instrumental; and that was the story of the night as the former led the way with 26 points and the latter recorded a double-double of 25 points and 12 rebounds.

The Raiders had edged a tight first half when a 5-5 tie was broken with a 7-0 burst, including 4 for Williams, to see the visitors up 5-12 midway through the first quarter. Towards the end of the period, trailing 9-15, the Wolves made consecutive scores to narrow the gap, but Anthony Martin's late basket helped the Raiders to a 15-19 first quarter lead.

But the hosts soon tied the game in the second period as Richie Gordon made the first two baskets and they even took the lead four minutes in when Gordon scored again to make the score 25-24. But it was short-lived as Michael Ojo gave the visitors the edge back on the next play, for a lead that they wouldn't relinquish, and a Ben Smith 'and-one' play helped them to a 32-38 half-time edge. Colbert scored the last two baskets of the half, and he already had 14 points and 7 rebounds by the break.

The Raiders pushed ahead with the first score of the third quarter to open their largest lead of the game to that point (8 points), as a hint of what would come. But in the meantime Sherrad Prezzie-Blue's triple and another Gordon score got the Wolves temporarily back in contention at 38-40. The game was still tight midway through the period as a David Watts triple for the hosts made it 45-47. But that was their last score of the period as the decisive 20-0 burst came from the Raiders, including 8 more for Williams and 7 for Colbert, as they pushed the lead into double digits for the first time and through the twenty-mark, at 45-67. Watts's three-pointer, five minutes previously, was a distant memory for the hosts.

The Raiders were never threatened down the stretch, and the lead peaked at 24 (58-82) when Anthony Rowe scored with 2.40 to play. The Raiders host the Wolves in the South West a week on Sunday in the return fixture in BBL Trophy Group 4.


Standings - BBL
BBL Standings
 1. Glasgow Rocks 1-0 
 2. Mersey Tigers 1-0 
 3. Plymouth R. 1-0 
 4. Guildford Heat 0-0 
 5. Leicester R. 0-0 
 6. MK Lions 0-0 
 7. Newcastle E. 0-0 
 8. Sheffield S. 0-0 
 9. Leopards 0-0 
 10. Cheshire Jets 0-1 
 11. Durham W. 0-1 
 12. Worcester W. 0-1 


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Results for the LUB 5th round - by Hector Lopez
Kevin Nelson (192-G-84, college: Park) scored 10 points, incluiding 2/2 thre point shots, in the last three minutes leading Welcome to beat Guruyu Waston 77-69 for the Uruguayan League fifth roung. Nelson completed 23 points for Welcome and Jimmy Boston (201-F-77, college: N.C.Central) added 22 points and grabbed 9 rebounds. For Guruyu Waston, Kevin Martin (208-C-83, college: Florida Gulf Coast) scored 12 points with 12 rebounds,, Robert Mitchell (198-F-86) 6 points 2 rebounds, while Ryan Blankson (201-F-80, college: Loyola, IL), playing for the first time as an Uruguayan citizen, score 4 points and grabbed 2 rebounds. Martin Aguilera (197-F-87) scored a two points shot with 1.5 seconds to play and Trouville beat Larre Borges 61-59. Aguilera finished with 20 points and 8 rebounds, Adam Zahn (203-F-84, college: Oregon) scored 10 and took 8 rebounds, while Brad Kanis (218-C-84, college: Grand Canyon) netted 8 with 9 rebounds and 2 blocks. The game Aguada-Sayago was suspended with 19.36 to be played because the were technical problems with the 24 seconds equipment. Aguada was winning 38-35.

Standings - LUB
LUB Standings
Capital
 1. Defensor 5-0 
 2. Hebraica 4-0 
 3. Malvin 3-0 
 4. Aguada 3-1 
 5. Olimpia 3-2 
 6. Welcome 3-2 
 7. Bohemios 3-2 
 8. Un.Atletica 3-2 
 9. Guruyu Waston 2-3 
 10. Montevideo 2-3 
 11. Trouville 2-3 
 12. Cordon 2-3 
 13. Bigua 1-3 
 14. Sayago 1-3 
 15. Cader 0-5 
 16. Larre Borges 0-5 
Littoral
 1. Anastasia 0-0 
 2. Juventus Salto 0-0 
 3. Remeros 0-0 
 4. Universitario S. 0-0 
 5. Wanderers 0-0 
South
 1. Flores Trinidad 0-0 
 2. Lagomar 0-0 
 3. Lavalleja 0-0 
 4. Maldonado 0-0 
 5. Plaza 0-0 


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Standings
VTB United League Standings
Group A
 1. Unics 1-0 
 2. BC Astana 1-1 
 3. Zalgiris 1-1 
 4. Kalev/Cramo 1-1 
 5. Anwil 0-0 
 6. Enisey 0-0 
 7. Khimky 0-0 
 8. N.Novgorod 0-0 
 9. VEF Riga 0-0 
 10. Budivelnyk 0-1 
Group B
 1. Krasnie Krilya 0-0 
 2. Siauliai 0-0 
 3. Asseco Prokom 0-0 
 4. Azovmash 0-0 
 5. CEZ Nymburk 0-0 
 6. CSKA 0-0 
 7. Lietuvos rytas 0-0 
 8. Lokomotiv 0-0 
 9. Minsk-2006 0-0 
 10. Spartak SP 0-0 




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Standings - WNBL
WNBL Standings
 1. Adelaide 1-0 
 2. Bulleen B. 1-0 
 3. Dandenong R. 1-0 
 4. Logan T. 1-0 
 5. Sydney UF 1-0 
 6. Townsville F. 1-0 
 7. AIS 0-1 
 8. Waves 0-1 
 9. Bendigo S. 0-2 
 10. Canberra C. 0-2 


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  BOSNIA - Women  


Mladi Krajisnik fails in Round One of the regional championship - by Eurobasket News
Mladi Krajisnik played its first game in the International women regional basketball league. The Bosnian champion met Serbian team Vozdovac on the road and faced with 73-67 defeat. It is the newly formed league, which started yesterday. Ana Krstovic (187-C-83) led Vozdovac to victory with 16 points and 6 rebounds. In Mladi Krajisnik, Dragoslava Zakula (173-G-73, agency: Data Plus Group) shined with 19 points and 5 boards. Milica Deura (178-G-90) followed her with 18 points and 5 assists. Martina Gambiraza (176-G-82) stopped to 14 points and 6 rebs. Quarters - 11:12, 19:20, 21:18, 22:17.
Other participants in International women regional basketball league from Bosnia are Celik and Sloboda. Celik will meet Buducnost in Podgorica today, while Sloboda will take on Radivoj Korac also as a guest.


Martina Gambiraza moved to Mladi Krajisnik - by Eurobasket News
Martina Gambiraza moved to Mladi Krajisnik and debuted for the team with 14 points in the opener of the Adriatic League. The Croatian player started first in 2004-2005 for Jolly Sibenik (A1) and in Europe Cup averaged 3.9ppg, 1.5rpg, 0.6apg, 1.1spg. In 2005-2006 she moved to ZKK Studenac Omis (A1, starting five) and in 2006-2007 played for PGM Ragusa Dubrovnik (A1, starting five).
In 2007-2008 Martine joined Zeljeznicar Sarajevo (Bosnia-D1, starting five) and in EuroCup showed 9.5ppg, 4.6rpg, 1.1spg, FGP: 24.1%, 3PT: 39%, FT: 87.5%. In 2008-2009 she headed to Gospic Industrogradnja (A1, starting five) and in EuroCup averaged 6.6ppg, 1.5rpg, while in Adriatic League after 16 games her stats read 9.4ppg, 2.6rpg, 1.1apg, 2FGP: 32%, 3PT: 39%, FT-2 (87%).
In 2009 in Adriatic League showed 3.2ppg, 1.2rpg, 1.3apg. The last season for Gospic Industrogradnja (A1) in Adriatic League she had 4.3ppg, while in Euroleague showed 1.0ppg.
Mladi Krajisnik also confirmed Ivona Bogoje, Dragoslava Zakula and Milica Deura.



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USA Basketball defeated in Czech Republic - by Eurobasket News
Here is the game report from USA Basketball's media and communications office about Saturday's 83-77 loss to Prague the Czech Republic.

Tina Charles (6'4''-C-88, agency: LBM Management, college: Connecticut) (Connecticut Sun) led all scorers with 28 points, Swin Cash (6'2''-F-79, agency: Josep and Nicolas, college: Connecticut) (Seattle Storm) scored 13, Brittney Griner (6'8''-C-90) (Baylor University) added 11 and Cappie Pondexter (5'9''-G-83, college: Rutgers) (New York Liberty) chipped in 10 points.

'They have an excellent team and I think they played very consistently for the entire 40 minutes', said Geno Auriemma, 2009-12 USA National Team and University of Connecticut head coach. 'They didn't have ups and downs. We played really well at times and not so well at times. We were more up and down and they played steady the whole game. Theyre a very, very good team and they played really, really well. It's difficult for us. We only have seven players and it's not always easy.'

The U.S. squad closes out its 2011 European tour in Hungary against 2011 Hungarian Cup and Hungarian Championship winners UNIQA-Euroleasing Sopron on Oct. 9 (1:00 p.m. EDT).

Itll be real good to end with a win, said Griner. These last two games, we let it slip out of our hands. So, to get a win to close it out would mean a lot.

USK Prague hit four 3-pointers and got seven points from the line in the first quarter and at the quarter break owned a 29-21 lead.

Trailing 35-29 early in the second period, the USA received five points apiece from Charles and Griner in a 10-2 run and with 3:01 to play before halftime, snared a 39-37 edge. The local squad retook the lead with a mini-run of its own and with 1:30 showing on the clock, was back in front 43-41. However, the USAs defense held Prague scoreless for the remainder of the stanza, while getting four points from Pondexter and another two from Cash as the red, white and blue headed to the locker room up 47-43.

It wasnt just one thing, added Auriemma. It was a series of turnovers, the kind that just lead to baskets at the other end. You get so frustrated as a coach, as a player, and you could see it take the life right out of your team when you dont get a shot at the basket. Missing shots is all part of the game, youre not going to make every shot. But you should at least have the expectation of getting a good shot every time down the floor. That third quarter, maybe in the first 10 possessions we had eight or 10 turnovers and they capitalized on every single one, it seems.

USK opened the second half on a 7-0 run that was capped by a Katerina Elhotova (5'11''-G-89) steal and layup. The U.S. at 7:06 put up its first of an eventual four field goals of the quarter, scoring on three consecutive possessions to move back in front, 53-50, at 5:50.

Thats when the quarter started to unravel for the Americans.

Following a U.S. turnover, Prague cut the gap to a single point, 53-52. Pondexter was whistled for an intentional foul, trying to stop Elhotova from scoring after another U.S. miscue. Elhotova made one of two from the line to knot the game at 53-apiece. The Czech club got the ball back and netted a three to go up for good, 56-53, with 4:07 to play in the period. From there, the red, white and blue had four more turnovers and closed the third quarter trailing 62-55. The USAs final basket of the period came from Asjha Jones (Connecticut Sun) with 45 seconds to go, halting the squads 5:05 scoring drought.

Everybody has to play as a team, said Charles. Everybody has to play together. There are no excuses as to why we lost. We have to play more together, collectively, and we have to execute better.

Coughing up the ball twice in their first four possessions of the final quarter, the Americans found themselves down by 12 points, 69-57, with fewer than eight minutes to play. The USA had one more run in the bank and outscored USK Prague 9-2 to cut the deficit to 71-66 with 5:23 to go. However, that was as close as the team would come as USK shook off the USAs defense and matched the red, white and blue basket for basket to end the game with the win.

It was one of those things where today we were really just not on the same page, said Cash. I think a lot of it was just timing. Sometimes we threw the ball to one spot, thinking that your teammate was going to be there and that just comes with having practice time and playing together. You cant use that as an excuse, but obviously you look at it as one of the issues of a lot of the turnovers.

Jones finished with seven points, Renee Montgomery (5'7''-G-86, agency: LBM Management, college: Connecticut) (Connecticut Sun) scored five and Sophia Young (San Antonio Silver Stars) chipped in three points.

Complete game statistics were not available due to a glitch in Pragues statistics program. However, Eva Viteckova (6'3''-F-82), the Czech Republics leading scorer on its 2010 FIBA World Championship silver-medal winning team, paced her club with 18 points, followed by 14 from Elhotova, while two-time Olympic gold medalist Delisha Milton-Jones (6'1''-F-74, agency: Josep and Nicolas, college: Florida) scored 11 points.

While the USAs European tour games are not televised in the U.S., fans can get in-game updates via USA Basketballs Facebook and Twitter accounts at facebook.com/usabasketball and twitter.com/usabasketball, respectively.

Doug Bruno (DePaul University), Jennifer Gillom, who will also serve as an assistant coach for the 2011 USA Pan American Games Team, are assisting Auriemma and the USA National Team during its 2011 European tour.

Four-time defending Olympic gold medalists, the U.S. will look to capture a fifth straight gold medal and extend its 33-game Olympic winning streak at the 2012 Olympic Summer Games in London. The Olympic basketball competition will be held July 28-Aug. 12 in the Olympic Park Basketball Arena and North Greenwich Arena. Four countries have claimed spots in the eventual 12-nation field, including host country Great Britain; the United States, which earned its berth by virtue of earning the gold medal at the 2010 FIBA World Championship; China, winner of the 2011 FIBA Asia Championship; and Russia, winner of the 2011 EuroBasket. Three additional teams will earn spots this year by claiming gold at the remaining two zone qualifying tournaments, FIBA Africa and FIBA Oceania, while the final five teams will earn their spots at the 2012 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament (June 21-July 1 at a site TBD).

Courtesy of www.courant.com


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Dameligaen Round 3: Perfect SISU is on top - by Eurobasket News
There were just three rounds played in Regular Season of Dameligaen and we can clearly see which teams will fight for top positions and which will try to avoid bottom places.

The game between third ranked Horsens (1-2) and sixth ranked Horsholm (2-1) was the most important one in the last round on Saturday night. Horsens were defeated by Horsholm in Horsholm 54-70. It was a key game for the second position in the league. The game was mostly controlled by Horsholm. Horsens managed to win third quarter 17-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Horsholm forced 25 Horsens turnovers. It was a good game for power forward Mathilde Gilling (186-93) who led her team to a victory with 14 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Swingman Therese Deemand (175-83, college: Binghamton) contributed with 15 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Swingman Josefine Sorensen (171-87) answered with 17 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists for Horsens. Horsholm moved-up to second place, which they share with Amager and Vaerlose. Horsens at the other side dropped to the fifth position with two games lost. They share it with Aabyhoj and Lemvig. Horsholm is looking forward to face Aabyhoj (#6) on the road in the next round. Horsens will play against Falcon and are hoping to win this game.
An interesting game for SISU (3-0) which played road game in Aabyhoj against 4th placed Aabyhoj (1-2). Leader SISU had an easy win 84-55. It was a great evening for American center Stephanie Madden (182-88, college: Langston) who led her team to a victory scoring 26 points and 8 rebounds. Kiki Lund helped adding 18 points. The best for the losing side was guard Maria Jespersen (179-94) with 15 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. SISU have a solid series of three victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 3-0 record. Aabyhoj at the other side dropped to the fifth position with two games lost. They share it with Horsens and Lemvig. SISU will play against Lemvig (#7) at home in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Aabyhoj will play against Horsholm and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last two games of round 3 Lemvig was beaten by Amager on the road 75-69. Vaerlose won against Falcon on its own court 65-55.
The most impressive performance of 3rd round was 22 points and 12 rebounds by Emely Hatch of Lemvig.


Amager - Lemvig 75-69

Everything could happen in Kastrup at the game between two tied teams. Both second ranked Amager and 7th ranked Lemvig had identical 1-1 record. This time Amager used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Lemvig 75-69. However just six-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. It looked good early as Lemvig took an 5-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Amager had a 23-17 second period charge getting the lead and Lemvig was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 69-75. Amager forced 20 Lemvig turnovers. It was a great shooting night for Amager especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.9 percentage. It was a great evening for guard Anna Seilund (174-93) who led her team to a victory scoring 23 points. Forward Ena Viso (183-93) helped adding 14 points and 6 rebounds. Amager's coach Martin Kjaersgaard allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. The best for the losing side was forward Emely Hatch (-89) with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 12 rebounds and forward Berit Schelde (177-86) scored 22 points. Amager maintains second place with 2-1 record behind leader SISU, which they share with Horsholm and Vaerlose. Lemvig at the other side dropped to the fifth position with two games lost. They share it with Horsens and Aabyhoj. Amager will play against Vaerlose (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Lemvig will play against the league's leader SISU in Copenhagen to get more than just one victory in their record.
Top scorers:
Lemvig: B.Schelde 22+1reb+1ast, E.Hatch 22+12reb+2ast, I.Udovalieva 13+2reb+2ast, R.Kielpinski 6+6reb, T.Kristiansen 2+1reb, H.Kristiansen 2+3reb
Amager: A.Seilund 23+4reb+3ast, E.Viso 14+6reb+3ast, I.Klussmann 10+2reb+1ast, L.Tobiasen 8+2reb, C.Jensen 8+6reb+5ast, C.Overgaard 6
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Vaerlose - Falcon 65-55

Very expected game when bottom-ranked Falcon (0-3) lost on the road to fourth ranked Vaerlose (2-1) 65-55. Falcon was tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. Falcon was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a great evening for American forward Jaimie McFarlin (180-89, college: Wash.-St.Louis) who led her team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 14 rebounds. Forward Alberte Dokkedal (186-91) helped adding 17 points and 5 assists. Four Vaerlose players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was guard Elisabeth Hansen (176-93) with 18 points and 5 rebounds and American center Trenice Fuller (193-87, college: Hofstra) scored 14 points and 6 rebounds. Vaerlose moved-up to second place, which they share with Horsholm and Amager. Falcon at the other side still closes the standings with three games lost. Vaerlose will play against league's second-placed Amager in Kastrup in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Falcon will play on the road against Horsens (#5) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Falcon: E.Hansen 18+5reb+1ast, T.Fuller 14+6reb+2ast, E.Klint 10+4reb+3ast, P.Brodersen 5+4reb, T.Heiberg 3+2reb, C.Hansen 2+1reb
Vaerlose: A.Dokkedal 17+3reb+5ast, H.Sheikh 14+7reb+1ast, J.McFarlin 13+14reb, T.Knudsen 11+4reb+1ast, A.Rosbjerg 6+1reb+1ast, R.Fabricius 4+6reb
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Horsholm - Horsens 70-54

The game between third ranked Horsens (1-2) and sixth ranked Horsholm (2-1) was the most important one in the last round on Saturday night. Horsens were defeated by Horsholm in Horsholm 54-70. It was a key game for the second position in the league. The game was mostly controlled by Horsholm. Horsens managed to win third quarter 17-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Horsholm forced 25 Horsens turnovers. It was a good game for power forward Mathilde Gilling (186-93) who led her team to a victory with 14 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Swingman Therese Deemand (175-83, college: Binghamton) contributed with 15 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Swingman Josefine Sorensen (171-87) answered with 17 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists and Australian guard Charmaine Furgeson (176-86) added 14 points in the effort for Horsens. Horsholm moved-up to second place, which they share with Amager and Vaerlose. Horsens at the other side dropped to the fifth position with two games lost. They share it with Aabyhoj and Lemvig. Horsholm is looking forward to face Aabyhoj (#6) on the road in the next round. Horsens will play against Falcon and are hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Horsens: J.Sorensen 17+9reb+7ast, C.Furgeson 14+2reb+1ast, E.White 8+7reb, E.Dorph 8+5reb+3ast, R.Houmoller 7+6reb+1ast, K.Qvist 0
Horsholm: M.Burlin 16+3reb+3ast, T.Deemand 15+5reb+3ast, M.Gilling 14+7reb+4ast, A.Bonde 9+5reb+3ast, M.Pedersen 9+4reb+1ast, M.Blyme 4+5reb
gschID: 140470


Aabyhoj - SISU 55-84

An interesting game for SISU (3-0) which played road game in Aabyhoj against 4th placed Aabyhoj (1-2). Leader SISU had an easy win 84-55. The game was mostly controlled by SISU. Aabyhoj was better in fourth quarter 23-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Aabyhoj's 28. SISU forced 33 Aabyhoj turnovers. It was a great evening for American center Stephanie Madden (182-88, college: Langston) who led her team to a victory scoring 26 points and 8 rebounds. Guard Kiki Lund (177-83, college: Dayton) helped adding 18 points. The best for the losing side was guard Maria Jespersen (179-94) with 15 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists and forward Courtney Coryea (185) produced a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. SISU have a solid series of three victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 3-0 record. Aabyhoj at the other side dropped to the fifth position with two games lost. They share it with Horsens and Lemvig. SISU will play against Lemvig (#7) at home in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Aabyhoj will play against Horsholm and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Aabyhoj: M.Jespersen 15+6reb+5ast, C.Coryea 12+11reb+2ast, S.Kjems-Krognos 6+4reb+2ast, F.Husted 4+3reb, B.Morsoe 4+4reb+1ast, S.Preetzmann 3+1reb+1ast
SISU: S.Madden 26+8reb, K.Lund 18+3reb+2ast, I.Soltau 14+1reb, J.Kongeskov 7+3reb+4ast, T.Jorgensen 7+4reb, T.Duelund 4+3reb+1ast
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Standings - Dameligaen
Dameligaen Standings
 1. SISU 3-0 
 2. Amager 2-1 
 3. Vaerlose 2-1 
 4. Horsholm 2-1 
 5. Horsens 1-2 
 6. Aabyhoj 1-2 
 7. Lemvig 1-2 
 8. Falcon 0-3 


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  FINLAND - Women  


Standings - Women
SM-sarja Standings
 1. Catz 2-0 
 2. Huima 2-0 
 3. ToPo 2-0 
 4. Espoo Team 1-1 
 5. FoA 1-1 
 6. HoNsU 0-2 
 7. Kerava 0-2 
 8. PeKa 0-2 


Topo beat HoNsU - by Elina Koskinen
ToPo gained two points by winning HoNsU 74-59. Even though the numbers seems to be clear that doesnt tell everything. The first half of the game was very even although HoNsU was in the lead almost all the time. The visitors won the first period 20-22 and the second 18-19. After the half-time break home team started to run. ToPo took the lead after few minutes of the game was played and went on adding the difference until the end. Especially the third quarter was crucial as ToPo scored the numbers 20-5. Last quarters numbers 16-13 were more close-run and the final score was thus 74-59 for ToPo. Keys to home teams victory were the rebounds which they won clearly 48-35 along with 2-point-shots accuracy 47% against 22%. Kaihla Szunko (187-F-88, college: Cent.Michigan) made the best performance from ToPo finishing 21 points and 11 rebounds. She was assisted by Ellen Nurmi (185-F-93) 15 points and by Saara Wahlgren (174-SG-92) 13 points. Katja Summala (173-G-89) from HoNsU scored the game highest 23 points.

Keravan Energia Team was knocked down by Catz - by Elina Koskinen
Catz showed no mercy for their visitors as they won Keravan Energia Team rudely by numbers 75-39. From the very beginning of the game it was clear which team would run the show. Catz was in the command and scored the numbers 24-3 in the first quarter. Almost the same story continued in the second period as the numbers were 20-10 and half-time score 44-13 for Catz. In the third quarter home team added the lead by 18-11. Maybe this was enough for Catz to be sure of the victory and they slowed down or maybe the match leveled out in the last quarter. It was numbers 13-15 for Keravan Energia Team that was written into record. Final score was consequently 75-39 for Catz. Highest score of the game was netted by Lotta Aaltonen (179-F/G-85, college: Coker). Catz player finished 19 points but gathered also 8 rebounds. She was backed up by Takia Starks (173-G-87, college: Texas A&M) 16 points and by Vilma Kesanen (179-G-88) and Alexandria Anderson (185-G/F-86, college: Chattanooga) who both netted 10 points. Anderson took 11 rebounds as well. Keravan Energia Teams Centhya Hart (185-F-89, college: St.John's) took the highest rebound amount gathering 12 rebounds in the game. In addition Sanna Helenius (180-F-84, college: Valparaiso) scored 9 points which was best performance from Keravan Energia Team.

Huima was convincing against PeKa - by Elina Koskinen
Huima kept two points at home with 78-60 victory and caused another defeat to PeKa. Huima got strongly into the game and while PeKa had some troubles to score, Huima took the first period clearly 25-8. In the second quarter visitors got better into the game and in turn won the period 18-25. However Huima still had the lead as the half-time score was 43-33. Just like in the beginning of the game, home team came strongly after the break and started to add their lead. The numbers 25-15 in the third quarter meant that Huima was already 20 points ahead when the last quarter started. Although PeKa took it by numbers 10-12, Huima was the winner of the game and the final score was 78-60. Star of the evening was Madina Ali (182-F-87, college: W.Virginia) from Huima. She finished 26 points and 11 rebounds. Ali was backed up by Kenya Robinson (182-C-70, college: New Orleans) 14 points and Maiju Bland (178-F-84) 13 points. Linda-Lotta Lehtoranta (175-G-91) made the best performance in points from PeKa scoring 17 points and Reetta Piipari (170-G-80, college: Xavier) in rebounds. Piipari gathered the game highest 13 rebounds.

Espoo Team picked up two points from Forssa - by Elina Koskinen
FoA lost their home match against Espoo Team by numbers 58-74 on Saturday evening. Espoo Team had the lead throughout the game and won each quarter. In the first quarter the visitors made the biggest score difference as they won the period 16-24. They added up the lead by four points in the second period while the third quarter was the most even, 18-19. Last periods numbers 9-12 were just cosmetics as the final score was 58-74. Best performance in the game was made by Niina Laaksonen (185-F/C-85) from Espoo Team. She ruled the game under the basket gathering the game highest 15 rebounds. Laaksonen also netted the game highest 26 points. Laura Wilson (184-SG-84, agency: LBM Management, college: Binghamton) had a good day also finishing 12 points and 11 rebounds. They were backed up by Annika Holopainen (186-C/F-93) and Evita Iiskola (182-F-93) who scored 13 and 10 points respectively. FoAs Heidi Heintz (177-G/F-88, college: Cal-Davis) scored 15 and Henna Koponen (183-F-86, college: Coker) 12 points.

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NF2 Standings - by Juliane Hoehne
NF1 Standings
Group A
 1. Pau Orthez 4-0 
 2. Angers 4-0 
 3. Rennes 3-1 
 4. Stade Poitevin 2-2 
 5. Le Poire-sur-Vie 2-2 
 6. Colomiers 2-2 
 7. Reze 2-2 
 8. Thouars 2-2 
 9. D'Ifs 1-3 
 10. La Couronne 1-3 
 11. Mondeville II 1-3 
 12. Feytiat 0-4 
Group B
 1. St Etienne 4-0 
 2. La Tronche 4-0 
 3. Wasquehal 3-1 
 4. Villeurbanne 3-1 
 5. Charnay 3-1 
 6. Chenove 2-2 
 7. Franconville 2-2 
 8. Geispolsheim 1-3 
 9. Aubervilliers 1-3 
 10. Avenir 1-3 
 11. Aulnoye 0-4 
 12. CFBB II 0-4 


Standings - LFB
LFB Standings
 1. Arras 3-0 
 2. Lattes Montp. 3-0 
 3. Challes 2-0 
 4. Mondeville 2-1 
 5. Landes 2-1 
 6. Bourges 2-1 
 7. Tarbes 2-1 
 8. Aix-en-Provence 1-2 
 9. Villeneuve 1-2 
 10. Charleville 1-2 
 11. Nantes 1-2 
 12. Lyon 0-2 
 13. Nice 0-3 
 14. Union Hainaut 0-3 


Standings - NF1 (Women) - by Eurobasket News
LF2 Standings
 1. Armentieres 4-0 
 2. LTB 29 3-1 
 3. Toulouse 3-1 
 4. Voiron 3-1 
 5. Perpignan 2-2 
 6. Dunkerque 2-2 
 7. COB Calais 2-2 
 8. Roche 2-2 
 9. Limoges 2-2 
 10. CFBB 1-3 
 11. Laveyron 1-3 
 12. Le Havre 1-3 
 13. Reims 1-3 
 14. SIG 1-3 


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  GERMANY - Women  


Standings - 2.Bundesliga - by Eurobasket News
2.Bundesliga Standings
North
 1. Rotenburg/Sch 19-1 
 2. Quakenbrueck 17-5 
 3. Osnabruck 15-5 
 4. Opladen 10-11 
 5. Bielefeld 9-12 
 6. Gruenberg 9-12 
 7. Hagen Phoenix 8-13 
 8. Rist Scala 8-14 
 9. Neuss 7-15 
 10. Dorsten 6-14 
 11. Jena 6-14 
South
 1. Leimen 17-6 
 2. Viernheim 17-6 
 3. Bamberg 17-7 
 4. Heidelberg 16-8 
 5. Speyer 15-8 
 6. Sandhausen 14-10 
 7. Mainz 12-11 
 8. Germering 11-12 
 9. Ludwigsburg 8-14 
 10. Wuerzburg 6-18 
 11. Herzogenaurach 4-18 
 12. Keltern 3-20 


Standings - Women
DBBL Standings
 1. Wasserburg 3-0 
 2. Wolfenbuettel 2-1 
 3. Heli Girls 2-1 
 4. Rhein MB 2-1 
 5. Freiburg 2-1 
 6. BG 89 Avides 2-1 
 7. Oberhausen 2-1 
 8. Marburg 1-2 
 9. OKE Panthers 1-2 
 10. Halle 1-2 
 11. Chemnitz 0-3 
 12. Saarlouis 0-3 


DBBL Round 3: TSV 1880 Wasserburg grabs 3-0 on top - by Eurobasket News
It's still too early stage of the Regular Season in DBBL, but even now we can clearly see the differece between stronger teams and outsiders.

Undefeated Heli Girls (2-1) recorded its first loss on the court of eleventh ranked SV Halle Lions on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by SV Halle Lions 76-66. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Heli Girls. The game was mostly controlled by SV Halle Lions. Heli Girls managed to win second period 20-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The best player for the winners was American swingman Alissa Pierce (182-86) who scored 28 points and 9 rebounds. Slovakian guard Michaela Abelova (183-85) chipped in 15 points. At the other side the best for losing team was American center Amber Sprague (196-86, college: San Diego) who recorded 20 points and 7 rebounds. SV Halle Lions (1-2) left bottom position moving up to eighth place, which they share with Marburg and OKE Panthers. Heli Girls at the other side keep the second position with one game lost. They share it with 5 other teams. SV Halle Lions is looking forward to face bottom-ranked TV Saarlouis Royals (#12) on the road in the next round. Heli Girls will play against Rhein Main Baskets (#4) in Langen and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a home loss of first ranked Eisvogel Freiburg (2-1) against eighth ranked Wildcats Wolfenbuettel (2-1) on Saturday night. Host Eisvogel Freiburg was defeated by Wildcats Wolfenbuettel in Freiburg 80-69. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Eisvogel Freiburg. It was a key game for the second position in the league. It was a good game for American guard Tenaya Watson (175-89, college: Arizona St.) who led her team to a victory with 20 points and 5 rebounds (went 9 for 9 at the free throw line !!!). Natasha Harris contributed with 12 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. American forward Judie Lomax (180-88, college: Columbia) answered with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 11 rebounds for Eisvogel Freiburg. Eisvogel Freiburg's coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Wildcats Wolfenbuettel moved-up to second place, which they share with 5 other teams including defeated Eisvogel Freiburg. Wildcats Wolfenbuettel will play against Rotenburg/Scheessel (#6) at home in the next round. Eisvogel Freiburg will play against the league's leader TSV 1880 Wasserburg (#1) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Langen was also quite interesting. 7th ranked BC Pharmaserv Marburg (1-2) played at the court of eighth ranked Rhein Main Baskets (2-1). Rhein Main Baskets defeated BC Pharmaserv Marburg 85-70 on Sunday. It was a key game for the second position in the league. It was a great evening for Jaclyn Thoman who led her team to a victory scoring 23 points, 6 assists and 4 steals (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). Rhein Main Baskets' coach Steffen Brockmann used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was Sandra Weber with 26 points. Rhein Main Baskets moved-up to second place, which they share with 5 other teams. Loser BC Pharmaserv Marburg dropped to the eighth position with two games lost. They share it with Halle and OKE Panthers. Rhein Main Baskets will meet Heli Girls (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. BC Pharmaserv Marburg will play against ChemCats Chemnitz (#11).
The game with biggest result difference took place in Oberhausen. Local Oberhausen (2-1) outscored bottom-ranked TV Saarlouis Royals (0-3) 94-67. It was a quality performance for Jennifer Bender who led the winners and scored 28 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Oberhausen moved-up to second place, which they share with 5 other teams. TV Saarlouis Royals at the other side still closes the standings with three games lost. Oberhausen's next round opponent will be OKE Panthers (#9) in Osnabruck and are hoping to win another game. TV Saarlouis Royals will play at home against SV Halle Lions and hope to get finally their first victory.

In the last two games of round 3 Wasserburg defeated Chemnitz in a road game 88-81. BG 89 Avides beat OKE Panthers at home 79-72.


Halle - Heli Girls 76-66

Undefeated Heli Girls (2-1) recorded its first loss on the court of eleventh ranked SV Halle Lions on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by SV Halle Lions 76-66. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Heli Girls. The game was mostly controlled by SV Halle Lions. Heli Girls managed to win second period 20-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The best player for the winners was American swingman Alissa Pierce (182-86) who scored 28 points and 9 rebounds. Slovakian guard Michaela Abelova (183-85) chipped in 15 points. At the other side the best for losing team was American center Amber Sprague (196-86, college: San Diego) who recorded 20 points and 7 rebounds and the other American import guard Amanda Rego (170-86, college: San Diego) added 16 points and 8 rebounds respectively. SV Halle Lions (1-2) left bottom position moving up to eighth place, which they share with Marburg and OKE Panthers. Heli Girls at the other side keep the second position with one game lost. They share it with 5 other teams. SV Halle Lions is looking forward to face bottom-ranked TV Saarlouis Royals (#12) on the road in the next round. Heli Girls will play against Rhein Main Baskets (#4) in Langen and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Halle: A.Pierce 28+9reb+2ast, M.Abelova 15+1reb+3ast, L.Hebecker 12+3reb, T.Tatham 9+9reb+1ast, A.Ellis-Milan 7+7reb+1ast, J.Kohlmann 3+1ast
Heli Girls: A.Sprague 20+7reb+3ast, A.Rego 16+8reb+2ast, D.Richter 9+5reb+3ast, M.Henderson 8+5reb+1ast, M.Unger 7+5reb, J.Sommer 4+3reb+1ast
gschID: 150650


Oberhausen - Saarlouis 94-67

The game with biggest result difference took place in Oberhausen. Local Oberhausen (2-1) outscored bottom-ranked TV Saarlouis Royals (0-3) 94-67. The game without a history. Oberhausen led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Oberhausen forced 31 TV Saarlouis Royals turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by TV Saarlouis Royals' players. 25 personal fouls committed by TV Saarlouis Royals helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a quality performance for American forward Jennifer Bender (185-87, college: Monmouth) who led the winners and scored 28 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Forward Leonie Prudent (181-89) accounted for 14 points and 6 rebounds for the winning side. Four Oberhausen players scored in double figures. Dutch guard Myrthe Beld (183-89) came up with 22 points and American forward Candace Williams (183-88, college: New Hampshire) added 7 points and 7 rebounds respectively for TV Saarlouis Royals in the defeat. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Oberhausen moved-up to second place, which they share with 5 other teams. TV Saarlouis Royals at the other side still closes the standings with three games lost. Oberhausen's next round opponent will be OKE Panthers (#9) in Osnabruck and are hoping to win another game. TV Saarlouis Royals will play at home against SV Halle Lions and hope to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Oberhausen: J.Bender 28+6reb+6ast, L.Prudent 14+6reb+3ast, V.Nainima 13+2reb+4ast, S.Austmann 11+3reb+6ast, S.Beld 10+2reb+1ast, C.Bellscheidt 7+2reb+1ast
Saarlouis: M.Beld 22+2reb+3ast, L.Rahn 8+3reb, C.Williams 7+7reb, K.Haefele 6+5reb+1ast, J.Adams 6+1reb, R.Adamczyk 4+2reb
gschID: 150651


Freiburg - Wolfenbuettel 69-80

Very important is a home loss of first ranked Eisvogel Freiburg (2-1) against eighth ranked Wildcats Wolfenbuettel (2-1) on Saturday night. Host Eisvogel Freiburg was defeated by Wildcats Wolfenbuettel in Freiburg 80-69. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Eisvogel Freiburg. It was a key game for the second position in the league. The guests were ahead by 5 points but lost the second period ending it with a 8-point deficit before their 30-11 run, which allowed them to win the game. Wildcats Wolfenbuettel made 20-of-21 charity shots (95.2 percent) during the game. Wildcats Wolfenbuettel outrebounded Eisvogel Freiburg 35-24 including 28 on the offensive glass. It was a good game for American guard Tenaya Watson (175-89, college: Arizona St.) who led her team to a victory with 20 points and 5 rebounds (went 9 for 9 at the free throw line !!!). Her fellow American import guard Natasha Harris (177-86, college: Boise St.) contributed with 12 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. American forward Judie Lomax (180-88, college: Columbia) answered with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 11 rebounds and Bosnian power forward Mirna Paunovic (185-76) added 21 points in the effort for Eisvogel Freiburg. Eisvogel Freiburg's coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Wildcats Wolfenbuettel moved-up to second place, which they share with 5 other teams including defeated Eisvogel Freiburg. Wildcats Wolfenbuettel will play against Rotenburg/Scheessel (#6) at home in the next round. Eisvogel Freiburg will play against the league's leader TSV 1880 Wasserburg (#1) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Wolfenbuettel: T.Watson 20+5reb+3ast, C.Callahan 15+6reb, N.Harris 12+6reb+4ast, L.Haughian 10+1ast, I.Kulite 9+5reb+4ast, K.Fikiel 8+13reb
Freiburg: M.Paunovic 21+2reb+1ast, Y.Turner 17+4reb, J.Lomax 14+11reb+2ast, J.Tracey 5+3reb+3ast, S.Brunckhorst 5+2reb+2ast, J.Schindler 4+3ast
gschID: 150652


Rhein MB - Marburg 85-70

The game in Langen was also quite interesting. 7th ranked BC Pharmaserv Marburg (1-2) played at the court of eighth ranked Rhein Main Baskets (2-1). Rhein Main Baskets defeated BC Pharmaserv Marburg 85-70 on Sunday. It was a key game for the second position in the league. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Rhein Main Baskets dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to BC Pharmaserv Marburg's 30 and made 18-of-23 free shots (78.3 percent) during the game. Rhein Main Baskets forced 23 BC Pharmaserv Marburg turnovers and outrebounded them 29-18 including 17 on the offensive glass. It was a great evening for American guard Jaclyn Thoman (175-88, college: Boston Coll.) who led her team to a victory scoring 23 points, 6 assists and 4 steals (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). International forward Stephanie Wagner (181-90) helped adding 13 points. Rhein Main Baskets' coach Steffen Brockmann used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was the former international swingman Sandra Weber (183-85) with 26 points and American guard Amanda Davidson (170-83, college: Indianapolis) scored 18 points. Rhein Main Baskets moved-up to second place, which they share with 5 other teams. Loser BC Pharmaserv Marburg dropped to the eighth position with two games lost. They share it with Halle and OKE Panthers. Rhein Main Baskets will meet Heli Girls (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. BC Pharmaserv Marburg will play against ChemCats Chemnitz (#11).
Top scorers:
Rhein MB: J.Thoman 23+2reb+6ast, S.Wagner 13+3reb+2ast, A.Rexroth 12+4reb+2ast, B.Lowenthal 9+4reb, S.Greunke 9+3reb+5ast, N.Ripper 9+1reb+3ast
Marburg: S.Weber 26+4reb+1ast, A.Davidson 18+1reb+2ast, M.Skuballa 6+1reb+1ast, S.Landry 6+3reb, L.Koop 5+2reb+1ast, N.Gohrke 4+5reb
gschID: 150653


Chemnitz - Wasserburg 81-88

There was no surprise when bottom-ranked ChemCats Chemnitz (0-3) was defeated at home by leader TSV 1880 Wasserburg (3-0) 88-81. It looked good early as ChemCats Chemnitz took an 2-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then TSV 1880 Wasserburg had a 29-24 second period charge getting the lead and ChemCats Chemnitz was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 81-88. TSV 1880 Wasserburg made 17-of-21 charity shots (81.0 percent) during the game. It was an exceptional evening for American guard Krystal Vaughn (185-86, college: VCU, agency: LBM Management) who led the winners and scored 22 points and 5 rebounds. Australian-Maltese swingman Rebecca Thoresen (178-78) accounted for 18 points for the winning side. Four TSV 1880 Wasserburg players scored in double figures. American guard Melissa Jeltema (175-88, college: Oakland) came up with 26 points and 6 rebounds (went 13 for 13 at the free throw line !!!) and the other American import guard Samantha Whitcomb (178, college: Washington) added 15 points and 4 assists respectively for ChemCats Chemnitz in the defeat. TSV 1880 Wasserburg have a solid series of three victories in a row. Defending champion keeps a position of league leader. ChemCats Chemnitz at the other side still closes the standings with three games lost. TSV 1880 Wasserburg's next round opponent will be Eisvogel Freiburg (#5) at home. ChemCats Chemnitz will play against BC Pharmaserv Marburg (#8) and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Wasserburg: K.Vaughn 22+5reb, R.Thoresen 18+3reb+2ast, J.Hootmann 15+2reb, T.Porter-Talbert 12+7reb+1ast, S.Freeman 8+5reb, D.Adela Pop 5+4reb
Chemnitz: M.Jeltema 26+6reb+1ast, S.Whitcomb 15+2reb+4ast, N.Saponjic 11+6reb, J.Heinrich 9+5reb+1ast, K.Brugman 7+2ast, S.Meissel 6+1reb
gschID: 150648


BG 89 Avides - OKE Panthers 79-72

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both sixth ranked Rotenburg/Scheessel and 7th ranked OKE Panthers had identical 1-1 record. This time Rotenburg/Scheessel used a home court advantage and defeated the opponent from Osnabruck 79-72. It was a key game for the second position in the league. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 22-13. But OKE Panthers won third quarter 21-10. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. 26 personal fouls committed by OKE Panthers helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was an exceptional evening for guard Pia Mankertz (170-90) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 13 rebounds. American forward Danielle Clark (185-85, college: New Hampshire) accounted for 12 points and 8 rebounds for the winning side. Four Rotenburg/Scheessel players scored in double figures. American guard Angela Pace (178-87, college: Robert Morris) came up with 20 points and 6 rebounds and Luxembourg forward Nadia Mossong (182-86, college: E.Kentucky) added 20 points respectively for OKE Panthers in the defeat. OKE Panthers' coach Peter Kortmann tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Rotenburg/Scheessel (2-1) moved-up to second place, which they share with 5 other teams. OKE Panthers at the other side, also newcomer in the league, dropped to the eighth position with two games lost. Rotenburg/Scheessel's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Wildcats Wolfenbuettel on the road and it will be for sure the game of the week. OKE Panthers will play against Oberhausen (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
BG 89 Avides: P.Mankertz 22+13reb+2ast, B.Hueske 12+5reb+3ast, D.Clark 12+8reb+1ast, J.Bos 11+5reb, E.lina Stach 9+1reb+1ast, K.Sitzmann 8+2reb+4ast
OKE Panthers: N.Mossong 20+4reb+1ast, A.Pace 20+6reb, M.Dwyer 16+6reb+1ast, E.Cannon 9+12reb+1ast, S.Ochs 4+2reb+1ast, L.Schwarz 3+1ast
gschID: 150649




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  GREECE - Women  


Standings - Women
A1 Standings
 1. Asteras 2-0 
 2. Athinaikos 2-0 
 3. Esperides 2-0 
 4. Panathinaikos 2-0 
 5. FEA Neas 1-1 
 6. Panionios 1-1 
 7. PAOK 1-1 
 8. Apollon Kal. 0-1 
 9. Apollon Ptol. 0-1 
 10. Aris 0-2 
 11. DAS Ano Liosa 0-2 
 12. Kronos AD 0-2 


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Standings - Women
Eredivisie Standings
 1. HLB Account. 1-0 
 2. Lekdetec.nl 1-0 
 3. ProBuild Lions 1-0 
 4. Eurosped 0-0 
 5. Wereldtickets.nl 0-0 
 6. Binnenland 0-1 
 7. CTO 0-1 
 8. Grasshoppers 0-1 


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  HUNGARY - Women  


Standings - Women
A Standings
 1. Bajai NKK 3-0 
 2. Nanette FTC 3-0 
 3. SEAT-SZESE 3-0 
 4. UNIQA Eurol. 3-0 
 5. ZTE 3-0 
 6. Pecs 2010 1-0 
 7. Atomeromu 0-2 
 8. Cegledi EKK 0-2 
 9. BSE-FCSM 0-3 
 10. DKSK 0-3 
 11. ELTE-BEAC 0-3 
 12. Vasas 0-3 


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  ITALY - Women  


Standings A2 Women - by Eurobasket News
A2 Standings
North
 1. Vigarano 2-0 
 2. Bologna 1-0 
 3. Marghera 1-1 
 4. Milano 1-1 
 5. Cervia 1-1 
 6. Alghero 1-1 
 7. O.G. Collegno 1-1 
 8. San Martino 1-1 
 9. Udine 1-1 
 10. Borgotaro 1-1 
 11. Cagliari V. 1-1 
 12. Muggia 1-1 
 13. Biassono 0-1 
 14. Bolzano 0-2 
South
 1. Chieti 2-0 
 2. Napoli S.Dike 1-0 
 3. Pomezia 1-0 
 4. Ragusa 1-0 
 5. S.E.Battipaglia 1-0 
 6. T. La Spezia 1-0 
 7. Siena 1-1 
 8. Ancona 1-1 
 9. Orvieto 1-1 
 10. Napoli BK 1-1 
 11. S. La Spezia 0-1 
 12. Battipaglia 0-2 
 13. Firenze 0-2 
 14. Viterbo 0-2 


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Standings - JBL Women
WJBL Standings
 1. Fujitsu RW 4-0 
 2. JX Sunflowers 3-1 
 3. Toyota A. 3-1 
 4. Denso Iris 2-2 
 5. Mitsubishi K. 2-2 
 6. Aishin AW 1-3 
 7. Airlines R. 1-3 
 8. Chanson V-M 0-4 


WJBL Round 3 results and stats - by Eurobasket News
This is still too early stage of the Regular Season in WJBL and we should expect many changes in upcoming rounds. The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with loss of the undefeated team and favorites losing the games.

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Denso Iris (2-1) in Kariya on Saturday night. Hosts were edged by fifth ranked Toyota Antelopes (2-1) 71-69. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Denso Iris. The guests trailed by 6 points after three quarters before their 20-12 charge, which allowed them to win the game. It was a good game for international guard Maya Kawahara (167-87) who led her team to a victory with 21 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. The former international forward Ryoko Yano (178-78) contributed with 17 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. International center Maki Takada (183-89) answered with 31 points and 9 rebounds for Denso Iris. Toyota Antelopes moved-up to third place, which they share with defeated Denso Iris. Toyota Antelopes will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Denso Iris will play again on the road against Toyota Antelopes in Nagoya and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Another interesting game for Airlines R. (1-2) which played in Anjo against Aishin Wings (0-3). Sixth ranked Airlines R. won 55-47. It was a great evening for international forward Reika Takahashi (177-F-88) (177-88) who led her team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 15 rebounds. Miya Maki helped adding 10 points and 8 rebounds. The best for the losing side was guard Hitomi Takasaki (168-86) with 13 points and 6 rebounds. Aishin Wings' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Airlines R. maintains sixth place with 1-2 record. It was Aishin Wings' third loss in a row. They still closes the standings with three games lost. Airlines R. will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Aishin Wings will play again on the road against Airlines R. (#6) in Tokyo and hope to get finally their first victory.
A very close game took place in Kashiwa between JX Sunflowers and Chanson V-M. Third ranked JX Sunflowers (3-1) got a very close home victory over bottom-ranked Chanson V-M (0-4). JX Sunflowers managed to escape with a 1-point win 63-62 on Friday evening. Host team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. It was an exceptional evening for Ramu Tokashiki who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 17 rebounds and 7 blocks. JX Sunflowers' coach used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. Key Miho came up with 17 points and 8 rebounds for Chanson V-M in the defeat. JX Sunflowers have a solid series of three victories in a row. Defending champion moved-up to second place. Chanson V-M at the other side still closes the standings with four games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
An interesting game for Fujitsu RW (4-0) which played road game in against 4th placed Mitsubishi K. (2-2). Leader Fujitsu RW had an easy win 86-49. The best player for the winners was Ishikawa Mai who scored 22 points and 6 rebounds. Fujitsu RW have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain first place with 4-0 record. Mitsubishi K. at the other side dropped to the fifth position with two games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
An interesting game for Fujitsu RW (4-0) which hosted in Kawasaki 4th placed Mitsubishi K. (2-2). Leader Fujitsu RW had an easy win 64-39. It was a good game for Yoko Nagi who led her team to a victory with 17 points and 7 rebounds. Fujitsu RW's coach felt very confident using 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Fujitsu RW have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain first place with 4-0 record. Loser Mitsubishi K. dropped to the fifth position with two games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.

In the last game of round 3 JX Sunflowers smashed Chanson V-M on the road 81-59.


Mitsubishi K. - Fujitsu RW 49-86

An interesting game for Fujitsu RW (4-0) which played road game in against 4th placed Mitsubishi K. (2-2). Leader Fujitsu RW had an easy win 86-49. The game without a history. Fujitsu RW led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Mitsubishi K. to just 5 points in second quarter. Fujitsu RW dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Mitsubishi K.'s 20. The best player for the winners was power forward Ishikawa Mai (179-85) who scored 22 points and 6 rebounds. Swingman Tika Yamamoto (175-91) chipped in 14 points. Four Fujitsu RW players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was center Enjin Wantsu (189-87) who recorded 10 points and 8 rebounds and swingman Mitiko Miyamoto (175-86) added 14 points respectively. Fujitsu RW have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain first place with 4-0 record. Mitsubishi K. at the other side dropped to the fifth position with two games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Mitsubishi K.: M.Miyamoto 14+2reb+2ast, E.Wantsu 10+8reb, T.Matsushima 8+2reb+2ast, Y.Hashimoto 5+5reb+1ast, A.Kobayashi 5+3reb, C.Sakuragi 3+4reb
Fujitsu RW: I.Mai 22+6reb+2ast, A.Suzuki 15+2reb, T.Yamamoto 14+4reb+3ast, M.Shinohara 10+5reb, M.Makoto 5+2reb+2ast, Y.Nagi 5+3reb+2ast
gschID: 142385


Fujitsu RW - Mitsubishi K. 64-39

An interesting game for Fujitsu RW (4-0) which hosted in Kawasaki 4th placed Mitsubishi K. (2-2). Leader Fujitsu RW had an easy win 64-39. The game without a history. Fujitsu RW led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Mitsubishi K. to just 2 points in second quarter. Fujitsu RW held Mitsubishi K. to an opponent 24.1 percent shooting from the field compared to 41.3 percent accuracy of the winners. It was a good game for international forward Yoko Nagi (175-82) who led her team to a victory with 17 points and 7 rebounds. Swingman Tika Yamamoto (175-91) contributed with 13 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Fujitsu RW's coach felt very confident using 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Center Enjin Wantsu (189-87) answered with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds and guard Yasuko Hashimoto (163-82) added 7 points in the effort for Mitsubishi K.Fujitsu RW have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain first place with 4-0 record. Loser Mitsubishi K. dropped to the fifth position with two games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Mitsubishi K.: E.Wantsu 16+11reb, M.Miyamoto 7+5reb+1ast, Y.Hashimoto 7+4reb+3ast, T.Matsushima 3+4reb+3ast, K.Huzii 3+3reb, C.Sakuragi 2+2reb
Fujitsu RW: Y.Nagi 17+7reb+1ast, T.Yamamoto 13+5reb, A.Mitani 9+5reb+1ast, M.Shinohara 7+4reb, R.Machida 6+3reb+5ast, A.Shimizu 3+6reb+2ast
gschID: 142381


Denso Iris - Toyota A. 69-71

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Denso Iris (2-1) in Kariya on Saturday night. Hosts were edged by fifth ranked Toyota Antelopes (2-1) 71-69. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Denso Iris. The guests trailed by 6 points after three quarters before their 20-12 charge, which allowed them to win the game. It was a good game for international guard Maya Kawahara (167-87) who led her team to a victory with 21 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. The former international forward Ryoko Yano (178-78) contributed with 17 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Four Toyota Antelopes players scored in double figures. International center Maki Takada (183-89) answered with 31 points and 9 rebounds and forward Tamotsu Huziwara (175-87) added 19 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Denso Iris. Toyota Antelopes moved-up to third place, which they share with defeated Denso Iris. Toyota Antelopes will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Denso Iris will play again on the road against Toyota Antelopes in Nagoya and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Denso Iris: M.Takada 31+9reb+1ast, T.Huziwara 19+6reb+2ast, K.Tanaka 5+1reb, A.Obata 4+5reb+11ast, C.Yoshida 4+1reb+1ast, M.Oonuma 3+9reb+1ast
Toyota A.: M.Kawahara 21+5reb+4ast, R.Yano 17+9reb, E.Kudeken 14+3reb+5ast, K.Suzuki 11+7reb+1ast, M.Ikeda 6+4reb+2ast, M.Koike 2+2reb
gschID: 142382


Chanson V-M - JX Sunflowers 59-81

No shocking result in a game when third ranked JX Sunflowers (3-1) crushed bottom-ranked Chanson V-M (0-4) in Shizuoka 81-59 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by JX Sunflowers. Chanson V-M was better in fourth quarter 28-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. JX Sunflowers dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to Chanson V-M's 32. They outrebounded Chanson V-M 35-24 including a 26-10 advantage in defensive rebounds. JX Sunflowers looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. It was a good game for international center Hiromi Suwa (183-85) who led her team to a victory with 12 points and 8 rebounds. The former international swingman Rika Tanaka (173-82) contributed with 17 points (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) for the winners. Swingman Key Miho (176-85) answered with 15 points and international swingman Saori Fujiyoshi (178-87) added 14 points and 5 steals in the effort for Chanson V-M. JX Sunflowers have a solid series of three victories in a row. Defending champion moved-up to second place. Loser Chanson V-M still closes the standings with four games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Chanson V-M: K.Miho 15+4reb+3ast, S.Fujiyoshi 14+2reb+3ast, S.Motokawa 9+1reb, M.Tsukano 7+5reb+1ast, M.Rin 5+3reb, S.Hukano 4+2reb+2ast
JX Sunflowers: R.Tanaka 17+1reb, H.Suwa 12+8reb+1ast, R.Tokashiki 8+5reb+4ast, M.Honda 7+2reb+2ast, A.Okamoto 7+1ast, O.Okami 6+3reb+8ast
gschID: 142383


Aishin AW - Airlines R. 47-55

Another interesting game for Airlines R. (1-2) which played in Anjo against Aishin Wings (0-3). Sixth ranked Airlines R. won 55-47. Aishin Wings were ahead by 1 point at the halftime before a 31-22 second half run of Airlines R.. It was a great evening for international forward Reika Takahashi (177-88) who led her team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 15 rebounds. Forward Miya Maki (172-90) helped adding 10 points and 8 rebounds. Four Airlines R. players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was guard Hitomi Takasaki (168-86) with 13 points and 6 rebounds and forward Yuka Maeda (173-84) scored 7 points and 7 rebounds. Aishin Wings' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Airlines R. maintains sixth place with 1-2 record. It was Aishin Wings' third loss in a row. They still closes the standings with three games lost. Airlines R. will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Aishin Wings will play again on the road against Airlines R. (#6) in Tokyo and hope to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Aishin AW: H.Takasaki 13+6reb+1ast, K.Yamamoto 11+2reb+1ast, Y.Maeda 7+7reb+3ast, Y.Fukushi 6+10reb, S.Ootaka 4+1reb+2ast, K.Hamaguti 4+3reb
Airlines R.: R.Takahashi 13+15reb+2ast, N.Kondo 12+8reb, S.Kanade 12+5reb+2ast, M.Maki 10+8reb+3ast, N.Hoshino 6+5reb+2ast, R.Tamai 2
gschID: 142384


JX Sunflowers - Chanson V-M 63-62

A very close game took place in Kashiwa between JX Sunflowers and Chanson V-M. Third ranked JX Sunflowers (3-1) got a very close home victory over bottom-ranked Chanson V-M (0-4). JX Sunflowers managed to escape with a 1-point win 63-62 on Friday evening. Host team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. The hosts trailed by 2 points after three quarters before their 18-15 charge, which allowed them to win the game. JX Sunflowers dominated down low during the game scoring 46 of its points in the paint compared to Chanson V-M's 22 and made 17-of-18 free shots (94.4 percent) during the game. JX Sunflowers had a 30-18 advantage in offensive rebounds. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when JX Sunflowers made 8 blocks. It was an exceptional evening for the former international power forward Ramu Tokashiki (191-91) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 17 rebounds and 7 blocks. Guard Oh Okami (170-82) accounted for 19 points and 5 rebounds for the winning side. JX Sunflowers' coach used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. Swingman Key Miho (176-85) came up with 17 points and 8 rebounds and the former international power forward Yuka Watanabe (181-81) added 14 points respectively for Chanson V-M in the defeat. JX Sunflowers have a solid series of three victories in a row. Defending champion moved-up to second place. Chanson V-M at the other side still closes the standings with four games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Chanson V-M: K.Miho 17+8reb+3ast, Y.Watanabe 14+4reb+2ast, M.Rin 12+4reb+3ast, S.Fujiyoshi 6+4reb+2ast, M.Tsukano 5+8reb+2ast, K.Motoyama 4+2reb
JX Sunflowers: R.Tokashiki 21+17reb+1ast, O.Okami 19+5reb+3ast, M.Honda 6+4reb+2ast, R.Tanaka 6+2reb+2ast, H.Suwa 5+3reb, Y.Mamiya 4+3reb
gschID: 142380



Tokashiki's double-double lands her Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News
20-year old Ramu Tokashiki (191-C/F-91) put on an amazing game in the last round for second-ranked JX Sunflowers and receives a Asia-basket.com Player of the Week award for round 3.
She had a double-double of 21 points and 17 rebounds, while her team edged out Chanson V-M (#8, 0-4), the league's bottom-ranked team 63-62. JX Sunflowers is placed at 2nd position in WJBL. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost that single game earlier this season. JX Sunflowers will need more victories to improve their 3-1 record. It's Tokashiki's second year at JX Sunflowers and it's hard to imagine this team without her. Tokashiki has impressive league stats. She is in league's top in points (7th best: 15.0ppg), rebounds (3rd best: 11.0rpg) and averages solid 3.0bpg and 70.0% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Maki Takada (183-C-89) of Denso Iris. She is international center in her 4th season at Denso Iris. In the last game Takada recorded impressive 31 points and 9 rebounds. Bad luck as Denso Iris was edged by Toyota A. (3-1) 71-69. The season is still at the very beginning and this lost game may not be such crucial, of course if they start win the games. Let's wait for the next round. Takada is one of the most experienced players at Denso Iris and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. She belongs to the best scorers in the league with 21.0ppg (#2). She also registered 11.0 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Reika Takahashi (177-F-88) of Airlines R. (#7). Takahashi scored 13 points and grabbed fifteen rebounds (!!!). She was a key player of Airlines R., leading her team to a 55-47 win against Aishin AW (1-3). Airlines R. can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 1-3 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Takahashi she does not play for a better team. But maybe if she did, her season stats would not be that high. Takahashi has individually a great season in Japan. After only 2 games, she made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 11.5rpg (2nd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Enjin Wantsu (189-C-87) of Mitsubishi K. - 16 points and 11 rebounds
5. Hiromi Suwa (183-C-85) of JX Sunflowers - 12 points and 8 rebounds
6. Ishikawa Mai (179-F/C-85) of Fujitsu RW - 22 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Maya Kawahara (167-G-87) of Toyota A. - 21 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Tika Yamamoto (175-G/F-91) of Fujitsu RW - 14 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Miya Maki (172-F-90) of Airlines R. - 10 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Rika Tanaka (173-G/F-82) of JX Sunflowers - 17 points

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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  KOSOVO - Women  


Standings - Women
A1 Standings
 1. Bashkimi 1-0 
 2. Penza Peja 1-0 
 3. Trepca 1-0 
 4. X Prishtina 1-0 
 5. Drita Gjilan 0-1 
 6. Gezimi 0-1 
 7. Kastrioti 0-1 
 8. Vellaznimi 0-1 


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  LATVIA - Women  


Cesis bring Dace Cinite, Agnija Reke and Liene Bernsone - by Eurobasket News
Cesis bring Dace Cinite (188-F-82, agency: Josep and Nicolas, college: FIU), Agnija Reke (175-G-86, agency: Data Plus Group, college: Lamar) and Liene Bernsone (185-C-85, college: FIU) for the upcoming season as three players became the top-scorer of the opener against Latvijas Universitate. Cesis won 69:41 getting 55 points from the trio.
Agnija Reke is a Latvian Guard coming from U.M.F. Grindavik (Iceland-Express League, starting five). In 14 games she averaged 10.6ppg, 7.0rpg, Assists-2 (5.6apg), Steals-1 (3.9spg), FGP: 44.7%, 3PT: 13.0%, FT: 63.8%. She recorded 16 points twice during the season.
Dace Cinite is coming from UNB Obenasa Navarra Pamplona where she played for three seasons. In 2008-2009 she joined Obenasa Navarra (Spain-LF2, starting five) and in 32 games had high 16.8ppg, 6.6rpg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 39.0%, 3PT: 22.0%, FT: 76.0%. In 2009-2010 for UNB Obenasa Navarra Pamplona (Spain-LF2, starting five) in 31 games her stats read 15.3ppg, 6.6rpg, 1.7apg, 0.7bpg, 2FGP: 49%, 3PT: 35%, FT: 86%. Last season for UNB Obenasa Navarra Pamplona (Spain-LFB) she showed 5.0ppg, 3.3rpg.
Liene Bernsone arrived from France. In 2008-2009 she played for Union Lyon Basket Feminin (France-NF2, starting five). In 2009-2010 Liene appeared for B.Catalan Perpignan Med (France-NF2, starting five).



Laura Audere headed to RTU/Merks - by Eurobasket News
Laura Audere (180-F-84) headed to RTU/Merks and already debuted for the Latvian team. In the game versus Liepaja she posted 14 points.
In 2004-2005 she started for BK RTU / Klondaika (LSBL) and in 2006-2007 moved to EKA AEL Limassol (Cyprus-A1). In 2007-2008 Laura was seen at Gea Magazzini Alcamo (Italy-A2, starting five) where she averaged 13.9ppg 7.4rpg 0.5apg. In 2008-2009 she moved to Universitario de Ferrol (Spain-LF2, starting five) and had 6.7ppg, 3.7rpg, 1.2spg, 2FGP: 44.0%, 3PT: 40.0%, FT: 48.0%.
In 2009-2010 for Universitario de Ferrol (Spain-LF2) her stats read 5.2ppg, 2.8rpg, 2FGP: 54%, 3PT: 36%, FT: 81%. The season 2010-2011 she started for SK Cesis (LSBL, starting five) but in Nov.'10 moved to Hapoel Tel-Aviv (Israel-D1, starting five). Moreover in Feb.'11 signed at Snaefell (Iceland-Express League, starting five) and in 8 games had high 18.0ppg, 7.6rpg, 3.0apg, 1.8spg, FGP: 46.3%, 3PT: 31.0%, FT: 78.4%. In Iceland she recorded 23 points at the Regular Season Round 19 when Snaefell lost to Grindavik 67-72. American guard Monique Martin came up with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 18 rebounds and Latvian forward Laura Audere added 23 points and 9 rebounds respectively for Snaefell in the defeat.



Standings - LSBL
LSBL Standings
 1. Cesis 1-0 
 2. Liepajas 1-0 
 3. TTT Juniores 1-0 
 4. TTT Riga 1-0 
 5. DU 1-1 
 6. LU 0-1 
 7. RTU-Merks 0-1 
 8. Kolibri/U-16 0-2 


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  LITHUANIA - Women  


Standings - LMKL
LMKL Standings
 1. Sirenos 1-0 
 2. Utena 1-0 
 3. Ruta Siauliai 1-1 
 4. LKKA-Aistes 1-1 
 5. Lemminkainen 1-1 
 6. VICI-Aistes 0-0 
 7. Kibirkstis-Tiche 0-1 
 8. Suduva 0-1 


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  POLAND - Women  


Standings - PLKK
PLKK Standings
 1. Wisla Can-Pak 3-0 
 2. CCC Polkowice 3-0 
 3. Gorzow 3-0 
 4. ROW Rybnik 3-0 
 5. Energa Torun 2-1 
 6. Lotos Gdynia 2-1 
 7. Lider Pruszkow 1-2 
 8. Artego Bydg. 1-2 
 9. LKS Siemens 1-2 
 10. Tecza Leszno 1-2