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  ABA   


Connecticut Topballerz Announce 17-Man Roster - by Surujh Roopnarine
With just a month to before the start of their inaugural American Basketball Association (ABA) season, the expansion Connecticut Topballerz announced their 17-man roster this past weekend in New Haven.
General Manager (and assistant coach) John Scavuzzo ran an intense mini-camp the previous week in hopes of finding the best players who would complement each others talents and build a cohesive, winning team. The Topballerz will dress 12 players for home games and 10 for away contests, with five players in waiting on the practice squad. On Saturday, November 12 at 7p.m., the team will host the two-time Northeast Division Champion Jersey Express, who under the leadership of Seton hall alum Terry Dehere (6'4''-G-71, college: Seton Hall) and Luther Wright will look to build on last seasons successful campaign. The game will take place at Albertus Magnus, where the TopBallerx will play all of their 2011-12 home games.

2011-12 Connecticut Topballerz
Bobby Moore (5'8''-G-79, college: W.Nebraska CC)
Kelvin Davis (6'3''-G-84)
Joseph Dorsett-Jeffreys (6'11''-C-85)
Roosevelt Lee (6'6''-F-86)
Raheim Lowery (6'8''-C, college: Dowling)
Kaseem Johnson (6'6''-F-87, college: Rhode Island)
Braxton Darden
Antione Waller
Jeff Johnson
Shawn Unstunel
Walden St. Juste (6'1''-G)
Darcell Reddick
Tom Beaudinet
Jamual Warren (6'2''-G-83)
Lance Feurtado (6'5''-G)
Japhet McNeil (6'0''-G-85, college: Bridgeport)
Richard Byrd (6'3''-G)
Dale Saunders
David Akinyooye (6'6''-G)


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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   


Round One review - by Eurobasket News
Round One of the Regular Season was played this past weekend. Below you can check the stats, game reports and schedule for the Round Two.

KK Zagreb CO - Partizan 65-93
The game was mostly controlled by Partizan. KK Zagreb CO was better in fourth quarter 21-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Partizan shot 67.3 percent from the field. Partizan outrebounded KK Zagreb CO 34-22 including a 27-13 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a great shooting night for Partizan especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 76.9 percentage. Worth to mention a great performance of Montenegrin center Nikola Pekovic (210-86, agency: Beo Basket) who helped to win the game recording 17 points and 9 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Forward Vladimir Lucic (202-89, agency: Beo Basket) contributed with 14 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Four Partizan players scored in double figures. Forward Krunoslav Simon (197-85) answered with 16 points and center Mario Kasun (213-80) added 16 points in the effort for KK Zagreb CO. Partizan will play against Helios in Domzale in the next round and are hoping to win another game. KK Zagreb CO will play on the road against Hemofarm in Vrsac.
Top scorers:
Partizan: N.Pekovic 17+9reb+2ast, V.Lucic 14+7reb+1ast, D.Andusic 13+1reb+2ast, D.Milosavljevic 12+5reb+2ast, M.Raduljica 8+3reb, D.Kecman 8+2reb+1ast
KK Zagreb CO: K.Simon 16+2reb+2ast, M.Kasun 16+3reb+1ast, S.May 9+6reb, D.Saric 8+6reb, P.Babic 4+1ast, S.Ozbolt 4+1ast


gschID: 130398

Helios - Siroki WWin 90-92
The guests trailed by 7 points after three quarters before their 32-23 charge, which allowed them to win the game. HKK Siroki WWin made 22-of-28 free shots (78.6 percent) during the game. They shot the lights out from three sinking 14 long-distance shots on high 51.9 percentage. Croatian forward Zeljko Sakic (203-88) stepped up and scored 16 points and 9 rebounds for the winners and Croatian guard Fran Pilepic (192-89) chipped in 19 points. At the losing side guard Klemen Prepelic (191-92) responded with 21 points and 5 rebounds and Croatian power forward Drago Pasalic (208-84) scored 20 points and 8 rebounds. Five HKK Siroki WWin and four Helios players scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. HKK Siroki WWin will meet at home Radnicki K. in the next round. Helios will play against Partizan in Beograd.
Top scorers:
Siroki WWin: F.Pilepic 19+4reb, Z.Sakic 16+9reb+2ast, I.Ramljak 13+4reb+1ast, J.Naletilic 12+1reb+4ast, D.Butorac 11+3ast, J.Vladovic 7+1reb
Helios: K.Prepelic 21+5reb+3ast, D.Gay 21+3reb+4ast, D.Pasalic 20+8reb, S.Cebular 14+3reb, J.Besedic 9+1reb, D.Bubnic 4+1reb+1ast


Union Olimpija - Zlatorog 89-77
The game was mostly controlled by Union Olimpija. Zlatorog was better in third quarter 24-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Union Olimpija dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Zlatorog's 38. 24 personal fouls committed by Zlatorog helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Bosnian-Croatian power forward Damir Markota (210-85) nailed 16 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) for the winning side and American swingman Danny Green (198-87, college: N.Carolina) accounted for 12 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Five Union Olimpija players scored in double figures. Serbian forward Vladimir Panic (194-82, agency: 011 Sports) came up with 20 points and Croatian power forward Jure Skific (202-88) added 10 points and 6 rebounds respectively for Zlatorog in the defeat. Union Olimpija's next round opponent will be Cedevita in Zagreb.
Top scorers:
Union Olimpija: D.Markota 16+8reb+4ast, R.Varda 15+3reb+2ast, A.Capin 13+1reb+3ast, D.Green 12+7reb+4ast, J.Blazic 11+1reb+2ast, B.Woodside 10+3reb+3ast
Zlatorog: V.Panic 20+2reb+3ast, L.Lapornik 11+1reb, J.Skific 10+6reb+2ast, D.Vujasinovic 9+1reb+1ast, J.Roberson 9+5ast, L.Dimec 5+2reb+1ast


gschID: 130395


Cedevita - Buducnost 92-62
The game without a history. Cedevita led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They shot 69.8 percent from the field. It was a great shooting night for Cedevita especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.9 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists comparing to just 5 passes made by Buducnost's players. Slovenian forward Matjaz Smodis (205-79) fired 14 points for the winners. American-Croatian guard Dontaye Draper (180-84, college: Charleston) chipped in 10 points and 4 assists. Four Cedevita players scored in double figures. Forward Nikola Vucevic (208-90, college: USC) produced 11 points and 5 rebounds and Serbian forward Cedomir Vitkovac (201-82, agency: Beo Basket) added 8 points and 7 rebounds respectively for lost side. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Cedevita will face Union Olimpija in Ljubljana in the next round. Buducnost will play at home against Zvezda.
Top scorers:
Cedevita: M.Car 14+1reb+1ast, M.Smodis 14+2reb+3ast, V.Vukusic 12+2reb+1ast, D.Draper 10+4reb+4ast, M.Bilan 9+4reb+1ast, M.Bazdaric 8+2reb+1ast
Buducnost: N.Vucevic 11+5reb, V.Mihailovic 10+1reb+1ast, J.Anderson 9+1reb, B.Krstovic 9+3reb, C.Vitkovac 8+7reb, N.Ivanovic 8


gschID: 130396


Crvena Zvezda - Hemofarm 104-89
The game was mostly controlled by Zvezda. Hemofarm was better in fourth quarter 26-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Zvezda dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Hemofarm's 42. Hemofarm was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Center Petar Popovic (211-79) fired 19 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. American forward Adam Morrison (203-84, college: Gonzaga, agency: Priority Sports) chipped in 23 points. Guard Mladen Jeremic (196-88, agency: Interperformances) produced 23 points and Montenegrin power forward Ivan Maras (208-86, agency: Beo Basket) added 16 points respectively for lost side. Four Zvezda and five Hemofarm players scored in double figures. Zvezda will face Buducnost in Podgorica in the next round. Hemofarm will play at home against KK Zagreb CO.
Top scorers:
Crvena Zvezda: A.Morrison 23+3reb+1ast, P.Popovic 19+9reb, A.Milutinovic 11+3reb+2ast, B.Lazic 11+1reb+1ast, M.Ilic 11+5reb, B.Radetic 10+4reb
Hemofarm: M.Jeremic 23+1reb+1ast, I.Maras 16+4reb+1ast, A.Nesovic 12+2reb+4ast, B.Savovic 12+7reb, M.Sutalo 10+2reb+3ast, M.Pantic 6+4reb+1ast


gschID: 130397

Radnicki K. - Cibona 94-98 OT
Cibona will face Krka in Novo Mesto in the next round. Radnicki K. will play on the road against HKK Siroki WWin.
gschID: 130400
October 1: Krka - Maccabi T-A 66-83
The game was mostly controlled by Maccabi T-A. Krka managed to win second period 19-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Maccabi T-A forced 20 Krka turnovers. Greek center Sofoklis Schortsanitis (206-85) fired 18 points and 5 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) for the winners. American point guard Jordan Farmar (188-86, college: UCLA) chipped in 11 points. Jamaican center Jerome Jordan (213-86, college: Tulsa) produced 15 points and American guard Curtis Stinson (187-83, college: Iowa St.) added 9 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side. Maccabi T-A will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Krka will play on the road against Cibona in Zagreb.
Top scorers:
Maccabi T-A: S.Schortsanitis 18+5reb, D.Smith 11+2reb, J.Farmar 11+1reb+3ast, S.James 8+4reb+1ast, Y.Ohayon 8+3reb+3ast, T.Burstein 8+5reb+1ast
Krka: J.Jordan 15+4reb+2ast, C.Stinson 9+5reb+3ast, J.Balazic 9+3reb+2ast, Z.Dragic 8+1reb+1ast, S.Pavic 7+5reb, J.Baxter 6+4reb+2ast


Round 2
Zlatorog - Maccabi T-A 72-101
The game was mostly controlled by Maccabi T-A. Zlatorog was better in fourth quarter 24-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Maccabi T-A well out of reach of Zlatorog shooting 71.9 percent from the field. They outrebounded Zlatorog 34-22 including a 24-8 advantage in defensive rebounds. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Maccabi T-A made 7 blocks. Zlatorog was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. Greek center Sofoklis Schortsanitis (206-85) fired 18 points and 9 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. Power forward Lior Eliyahu (206-85, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) chipped in 18 points (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field). Center Alen Omic (213-92) produced 11 points and 7 rebounds and American guard John Roberson (180-88, college: Texas Tech) added 10 points and 4 assists respectively for lost side.
Top scorers:
Maccabi T-A: S.Schortsanitis 18+9reb, L.Eliyahu 18+1reb+3ast, G.Pnini 12+2reb+1ast, M.Macvan 10+1reb, D.Smith 10+2reb, R.Hendrix 9+8reb
Zlatorog: A.Omic 11+7reb, V.Panic 11+2ast, J.Roberson 10+1reb+4ast, J.Skific 7+1reb+1ast, G.Mali 7+2reb+3ast, S.Atanackovic 6+2reb
gschID: 147696


Round 3
Maccabi T-A - Cibona 97-81
The game was mostly controlled by Maccabi T-A. Cibona was better in fourth quarter 23-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Maccabi T-A dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to Cibona's 30. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. Cibona was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. American point guard Jordan Farmar (188-86, college: UCLA) fired 19 points and 7 assists for the winners. His fellow American import swingman Devin Smith (196-81, college: Virginia) chipped in 19 points. American guard Brian Chase (178-81, college: Virginia Tech) produced 17 points and 6 assists (made all of his eight free throws) and American-Lebanese swingman Antwain Barbour (196-82, college: Kentucky, agency: Court Side) added 12 points and 7 rebounds respectively for lost side.
Top scorers:
Maccabi T-A: D.Smith 19+2reb, J.Farmar 19+4reb+7ast, L.Eliyahu 14+4reb+1ast, S.Schortsanitis 11+5reb+1ast, D.Bluthenthal 11+2reb+2ast, G.Pnini 8+2reb+4ast
Cibona: B.Chase 17+4reb+6ast, T.Zubcic 16+2ast, M.Rozic 14+2reb+1ast, A.Barbour 12+7reb, A.Zizic 9+9reb, J.Lalic 7+1reb


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LigaA Round 6 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News
San Martin Corrientes (2-4) outlasted Atenas (3-2) in overtime by six points 95-89 on Sunday night. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Atenas. Lucas Victoriano scored 16 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists to lead the charge for the winners. San Martin Corrientes moved-up to sixth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Atenas at the other side dropped to the third position with two games lost. San Martin Corrientes will face Olimpico de La Banda (#7) on the road in the next round. Atenas will play against Sionista (#4) in Parana and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last two games of round 6 Olimpico LB won against Sionista on the opponent's court 91-86. Libertad S. unfortunately lost to Regatas C. in a home game 79-86. Boca Jrs managed to beat Lanus on the road 62-61. Club 9 lost to defending champion Penarol on its own court 85-97. GECR Indalo smashed Quilmes MP in Comodoro R. 96-77. Quimsa won against La Union at home 76-71.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 30 points and 7 rebounds by Phillip McHopson of Quilmes MP.


Sionista - Olimpico LB 86-91

There was an upset in Parana where higher ranked Sionista (3-2) was defeated by eighth ranked Olimpico de La Banda (2-4) 91-86 on Sunday. The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 25-16. But Sionista won second period 26-25. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Olimpico de La Banda won last quarter 21-18. Olimpico de La Banda outrebounded Sionista 40-24 including a 28-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. Panamanian power forward Jose Lloreda (201-80, college: LSU, agency: Paris Global Sports) scored 20 points and 9 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and naturalized Italian guard Eduardo Villares (188-79) chipped in 22 points during the contest. The best for the losing side was the former international guard Luis Cequeira (180-85) with 23 points and 8 assists and the former international swingman Matias Sandes (201-84) scored 17 points and 8 rebounds. Five Olimpico de La Banda and four Sionista players scored in double figures. Olimpico de La Banda moved-up to sixth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Sionista at the other side keeps the third position with two games lost. Olimpico de La Banda will face San Martin Corrientes (#6) at home in the next round. Sionista will play against Atenas in Cordoba and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Olimpico LB: E.Villares 22+3reb+1ast, J.Lloreda 20+9reb+1ast, A.Sucre 14+9reb+2ast, A.David Galindo 11+6reb, M.Ibarra 10+3reb+5ast, F.Malara 7+5reb
Sionista: L.Cequeira 23+3reb+8ast, M.Sandes 17+8reb+2ast, E.Nelson 15+6reb+2ast, J.Villegas 11+3reb, J.Manuel Locatelli 7+1reb+1ast, F.Ferrini 7+1reb+2ast
gschID: 136265


Libertad S. - Regatas C. 79-86

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both fifth ranked Regatas Corrientes and one of their biggest challengers Libertad Sunchales had identical 3-2 record. But Libertad Sunchales was not able to use a home court advantage and lost to the opponent from Corrientes 86-79 on Sunday night. It was a key game for the second position in the league. The guests trailed by 6 points at the halftime before their 48-35 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Regatas Corrientes shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 80.0 percentage. American forward Louis Roe (200-72, college: Massachusetts) scored 23 points and 7 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and naturalized Paraguayan guard Javier Martinez (189-78, agency: Dream Team Management) chipped in 20 points, 7 assists and 4 steals (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) during the contest. The best for the losing side was American center Robert Battle (204-81, college: Drexel, agency: Dream Team Management) with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds and his fellow American import power forward Stevie Johnson (198-78, college: Iowa St.) scored 18 points. Four Libertad Sunchales players scored in double figures. Regatas Corrientes (4-2) moved-up to second place, which they share with Penarol and Boca Jrs. Libertad Sunchales at the other side dropped to the fifth position with three games lost. Regatas Corrientes will face league's leader Quimsa in Santiado Estero in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Libertad Sunchales will play on the road against La Union (#8) in Formosa.
Top scorers:
Regatas C.: L.Roe 23+7reb+2ast, J.Martinez 20+7ast, P.Quinteros 18+5reb+2ast, N.Romano 8+2reb, R.Stanton 6+3reb+1ast, D.Cavaco 6+2reb
Libertad S.: R.Battle 18+10reb+2ast, S.Johnson 18+4reb+1ast, E.Ruiz 10+4reb, J.Emiliano Fernandez 10+3reb+1ast, J.Treise 8+3ast, A.Alloatti 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 136266


San Mart.C. - Atenas 95-89 OT

San Martin Corrientes (2-4) outlasted Atenas (3-2) in overtime by six points 95-89 on Sunday night. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Atenas. The hosts trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 25-13 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to tie the game at the end of regular time. They were better in overtime eventually winning that period 15-9. Naturalized Spanish guard Lucas Victoriano (190-77, agency: Interperformances) scored 16 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists to lead the charge for the winners and American forward William McFarlan (201-76, college: St.Thomas Aquinas, agency: Dream Team Management) chipped in 18 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. Five San Martin Corrientes players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was Panamanian-Spanish power forward Ruben Garces (206-73, college: Providence, agency: Priority Sports) with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds and the former international guard Facundo Sucatzky (176-72) scored 8 points and 7 assists. San Martin Corrientes moved-up to sixth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Atenas at the other side dropped to the third position with two games lost. San Martin Corrientes will face Olimpico de La Banda (#7) on the road in the next round. Atenas will play against Sionista (#4) in Parana and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
San Mart.C.: W.McFarlan 18+6reb+1ast, F.Elias Saad 16+4reb+1ast, L.Victoriano 16+5reb+8ast, F.Ramirez 11+8reb+1ast, A.Eslava 10+4reb+1ast, R.Davis 9+1reb
Atenas: R.Garces 21+10reb+1ast, A.Alamo 12+3reb, M.Gerlero 10, M.Melvin 9+5reb+2ast, M.Lescano 9+2reb+1ast, B.Labaque 8+2reb+2ast
gschID: 136267


Lanus - Boca Jrs 61-62

Not a big story in a game in Buenos Aires where 5th ranked Lanus (2-4) was edged by third ranked Boca Juniors (4-2) 62-61 on Sunday. The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Boca Juniors made 20-of-26 free shots (76.9 percent) during the game. American swingman Will Graves (198-88, college: N.Carolina) had a double-double by scoring 12 points and 15 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import guard Larry OBannon (194-83, college: Louisville, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 20 points and 4 steals during the contest. Four Boca Juniors players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American center Terrell Taylor (203-81, college: Virginia Tech, agency: Dream Team Management) with 26 points and 9 rebounds and naturalized Italian swingman Adrian Boccia (196-82) scored 16 points. Boca Juniors moved-up to second place, which they share with Penarol and Regatas C. Loser Lanus dropped to the sixth position with four games lost. Boca Juniors will face Quilmes MP (#7) in Mar del Plata in the next round where they are favorite. Lanus will play on the road against GECR Indalo in Comodoro R. and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Boca Jrs: L.OBannon 20+2reb, W.Graves 12+15reb+2ast, D.Alston 11+6reb, M.Fierro 11+2reb+1ast, M.Stanic 5+4reb+1ast, J.Brussino 3+1reb
Lanus: T.Taylor 26+9reb+1ast, A.Boccia 16+1reb+1ast, D.Guaita 8+1reb, B.Zanotti 6+2reb, J.Pablo Cantero 4+6reb, J.Levy 1+5reb+1ast
gschID: 136268


Club 9 - Penarol 85-97

Everything went according to plan in Rio Tercero where fourth ranked Penarol (4-2) beat 8th ranked Club 9 (1-5) 97-85 on Sunday. The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. International forward Leonardo Gutierrez (200-78) scored 25 points (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line) to lead the charge for the winners and the former international power forward Martin Leiva (208-80) chipped in 16 points and 13 rebounds during the contest. Penarol's coach Sergio Hernandez used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was forward Martin Melo (197-82) with 14 points and 7 rebounds and power forward Emiliano Martina (201-83) scored 19 points. Five Penarol and four Club 9 players scored in double figures. Defending champion moved-up to second place, which they share with Boca Jrs and Regatas C. Club 9 lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the eighth position with five games lost. Penarol will face Obras (#4) in Buenos Aires in the next round. Club 9 will play on the road against the league's leader Wuber-Est.Bahia (#1) in Bahia Blanca.
Top scorers:
Penarol: L.Gutierrez 25+4reb+3ast, K.Lamonte 17+3reb+1ast, M.Leiva 16+13reb+1ast, S.Safar 12+1ast, F.Campazzo 10+4reb+9ast, N.Lauria 5+2reb+2ast
Club 9: E.Martina 19+4reb, M.Melo 14+7reb+3ast, G.Buchanan 14+4reb, J.Cowan 12+7reb+3ast, P.Orlietti 8+2reb+1ast, E.Wilborn 6+1reb
gschID: 136261


Quilmes MP - GECR Indalo 77-96

Everything could happen in Mar del Plata at the game between two tied teams. Both seventh ranked GECR Indalo and 6th ranked Quilmes MP had identical 2-3 record. But Quilmes MP was not able to use a home court advantage and was outplayed by the opponent from Comodoro R. 96-77 on Sunday night. The game without a history. GECR Indalo led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. GECR Indalo had a 28-15 advantage in offensive rebounds. They shot the lights out from three sinking 13 long-distance shots on high 56.5 percentage. GECR Indalo looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Quilmes MP's players. Center Diego Romero (209-82, college: Florida St.) had a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and guard Fernando Funes (193-83) chipped in 19 points and 4 assists (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line) during the contest. Five GECR Indalo players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was naturalized American guard Phillip McHopson (188-87, college: Idaho) with 30 points and 7 rebounds and American forward Louis Truscott (201-78, college: Houston, agency: Hart Sports Mngm) scored 16 points and 7 rebounds. GECR Indalo (3-3) moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Libertad S. Newly promoted Quilmes MP keeps the sixth position with four games lost. GECR Indalo will face Lanus (#6) in Buenos Aires in the next round. Quilmes MP will play on the road against Boca Juniors in Buenos Aires.
Top scorers:
GECR Indalo: F.Funes 19+3reb+4ast, D.Romero 15+11reb+2ast, I.Ofoegbu 13+5reb+1ast, R.Gabini 13+5reb+3ast, P.Franco 11+2reb+6ast, C.McGowan 11+2reb+2ast
Quilmes MP: P.McHopson 30+7reb+2ast, B.Johnsen 18+2reb, L.Truscott 16+7reb, N.Ferreyra 4+3ast, B.Morris 3+1reb, E.Lopez 2+3reb+2ast
gschID: 136262


Quimsa - La Union 76-71

No shocking result in a game in Santiado Estero where first ranked Quimsa (5-1) won against 6th ranked La Union (1-5) 76-71 on Sunday. However just five-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. The hosts trailed by 4 points after three quarters before their 20-11 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Quimsa made 17-of-22 free shots (77.3 percent) during the game. American forward Bernard Robinson (198-81, college: Michigan) scored 20 points and 8 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and guard Nicolas Aguirre (182-88) chipped in 13 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. Four Quimsa players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American forward John DeGroat (198-85, college: Pittsburgh) with 21 points and 5 rebounds and naturalized Italian swingman Anibal Marin (199-82) scored 14 points. Quimsa maintains first position with 5-1 record. La Union lost fifth consecutive game. They dropped to the eighth place with five games lost. Quimsa will face league's second-placed Regatas Corrientes on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. La Union will play against Libertad Sunchales (#5).
Top scorers:
Quimsa: B.Robinson 20+8reb+3ast, D.Lo Grippo 17+3reb, N.Aguirre 13+6reb+3ast, C.Schattmann 10+4reb+2ast, J.Hunt 4+1reb+1ast, D.Tintorelli 4+6reb+1ast
La Union: J.DeGroat 21+5reb, A.Marin 14+3reb+1ast, R.Wolkowyski 9+5reb+1ast, A.Pau 9, G.Mikulas 9+3reb, J.Caceres 6+6reb
gschID: 136264




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  AUSTRALIA   


Adelaide bring in Diamon Simpson - by Eurobasket News
Adelaide 36ers bolstered their frontcourt. They agreed on terms of contract with Diamon Simpsons (201-F-87, college: St.Mary's, CA). The forward spent the last season in Turkey. He played for Turk Telekom. Diamon Simpsons tallied 7.3 points and 5.8 rebounds per game in EuroChallenge. In TBL his stats read 4.1 points and 3.4 rebounds per appearance. Previously Diamon Simpsons had stints in D-League and Philippines. Asia-Basket.com named the forward All-Philippines PBA Fiesta Conference Player of the Year. He also participated at D-League All-Star Game in 2010. Diamon Simpsons graduated from St. Mary's College of California back in 2009. He was named All-WCC Defensive Player of the Year in his senior season.

Standings - NBL
NBL Standings
 1. Breakers 2-0 
 2. Taipans 1-0 
 3. Tigers 1-0 
 4. Wildcats 1-0 
 5. 36ers 0-1 
 6. Blaze 0-1 
 7. Crocodiles 0-1 
 8. Hawks 0-1 
 9. Kings 0-1 


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  BELARUS   


Osipovichi, Minsk-2006, Lokomotiv Vitebsk and Grodno-93 reach Cup Final Four - by Eurobasket News
Belarusian Cup Final Four participants became known over the weekend. Two best teams from preliminary Group A and B advanced into the final round of the competition.
Lokomotiv Vitebsk claimed the top position in Group A. They overcame Osipovichi 80:56 on the final day of the preliminary round but both teams advanced. Victor Ovsepian (200-F-91) stepped up with 17 points and 13 rebounds to pace the winners. Artem Malkov (186-G-88) and Marsel Ovsepin (202-F-90) added 10 points each for Lokomotiv. Andrei Sviridov (212-C-75, college: George Washington) answered with 13 points for Ovsipovichi.
In the meantime Minsk-2006 claimed the top position in Group B. They held off Grodno-93 88:69 on the final day of the round. Justin Hawkins (201-F-85, agency: I.D.S. Law, college: N.Mexico St.) notched 19 points and 9 rebounds to lead the effort. Minsk-2006 piled up a 13-point halftime lead and never looked back en route to the victory. Julius Hodge (201-G-83, agency: I.D.S. Law, college: N.Carolina St.) contributed 17 points, while Aleh Kojenets (208-C-77, college: NC-Wilmington) contributed 16 points and 14 rebounds for Minsk-2006. Vyacheslau Korzh (195-G-86) answered with 14 points for Grodno-93 as they clinched the second spot and also advanced to Final Four.
Belarusian Cup Final Four is scheduled for December 10-11.


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  BELGIUM   


D2, Round 5: Gembo keeps the top - by Eurobasket News
Round Five of the Belgian second division was played this past weekend. Gembo stays the only perfect team with 5-0 record. Of course Gembo is alone on top of D2 now. In the latest round they handed 94-71 loss to Mons-Hainaut II. Essor Charleroi, St-Niklase and Waregem follow Gembo with 4-1 record each. Essot Charleroi outplayed De Westhoek in this round 67-39. St-Niklase escaped against Kangar.Boom at home. It was a tiny 71-70 victory. Finally, Waregem cruised past Melsele 105-80. All Round Five results can be checked below. There is also standings and schedule for the next round.

Regular Season - Round 5
Oct. 8, 2011 Waregem-Melsele 105-80
Oct. 8, 2011 St-Niklase-Kangar.-Boom 71-70
Oct. 8, 2011 Sint-Jan Ant.-Fleurus 83-72
Oct. 9, 2011 Essor Charleroi-De Westhoek 67-39
Oct. 9, 2011 Liege II-Excelsior 51-79
Oct. 9, 2011 Gistel-Sprimont 62-79
Oct. 9, 2011 Gembo-M.Hainaut II 94-71

Regular Season - Round 6
Oct. 14, 2011 M.Hainaut II-Waregem
Oct. 14, 2011 Fleurus-Gistel
Oct. 15, 2011 De Westhoek-Sint-Jan Ant.
Oct. 15, 2011 Kangar.-Boom-Liege II
Oct. 15, 2011 St-Niklase-Essor Charleroi
Oct. 15, 2011 Melsele-Sprimont
Oct. 16, 2011 Excelsior-Gembo

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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  BOSNIA   


Siroki victorious in Domzale - by Eurobasket News
Helios - Siroki WWin 90-92

Round One of Adriatic league was played this past weekend. Bosnian champion Siroki WWin met Helios Domzale on the road and managed to grab 90-92 victory. Great start of the new season for Bosnians. The guests trailed by 7 points after three quarters before their 32-23 charge, which allowed them to win the game. HKK Siroki WWin made 22-of-28 free shots (78.6 percent) during the game. They shot the lights out from three sinking 14 long-distance shots on high 51.9 percentage. Croatian forward Zeljko Sakic (203-F-88) stepped up and scored 16 points and 9 rebounds for the winners and Croatian guard Fran Pilepic (192-G-89) chipped in 19 points. Ivan Ramljak (203-F-90) and Josip Naletilic (195-G-89) helped with 13 and 12 points respectively. At the losing side guard Klemen Prepelic (191-G-92) responded with 21 points and 5 rebounds and Croatian power forward Drago Pasalic (208-C/F-84) scored 20 points and 8 rebounds. Five HKK Siroki WWin and four Helios players scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Siroki WWin will meet Serbian team Radnicki Kragujevac in the next round. The game will be played in Siroki Brijeg. So it will be a nice chance for Siroki for 2-0 jump in the regional championship.

Siroki WWin: Fran Pilepic 19, Zeljko Sakic 16+9 boards, Ivan Ramljak 13, Josip Naletilic 12
Helios: Klemen Prepelic 21+5 boards, Drago Pasalic 20+8 boards


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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. 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 


Paulista Round 20 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News
Vivo/Franca (#5) forced the game against Itabom/Bauru (#1) into an overtime, but lost by six points 80-86 on Saturday night. The game took place in Sao Paulo. But the guests from Bauru were better at the end. Larry Taylor orchestrated the victory by scoring 23 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Itabom/Bauru's coach used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. They have an impressive eight-game winning streak. Itabom/Bauru maintains first position with 13-1 record. Vivo/Franca at the other side keeps the fifth place with five games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.

In the last two games of round 20 L.S.B. was smashed by Paulistano on the road 76-55. XV/Cosan won against Jacarei on its own court 79-62. Araraquara was outscored by Winner/Limeira in a road game 96-61. Bottom-ranked Inter Santos recorded a loss to Rio Claro at home 98-105. Sao Caetano defeated America on the opponent's court 80-73.
The most impressive performance of 20th round was 28 points and 12 rebounds by Rafu Da Silva of Rio Claro.


Gremio Mogi - Americana 102-104 OT
Americana needed overtime to beat Gremiao 104:102.
Top scorers:
Gremio Mogi: E.Caviglia 25+3reb+5ast, F.Alvim 23+7reb+2ast, P.I. Calderon 20+8reb+2ast, G.Filipin 17+4reb+5ast, T.Gehrke 10+5reb+1ast, G.Lima 5+4reb+4ast
Americana: R.da Silva 32+5reb+4ast, R.Gaspar 19+13reb+3ast, E.Moraes 17+8reb+4ast, T.Borges 16+1ast, W.de Jesus 13+2reb, E.Limper 7+3reb+3ast
gschID: 136954


Paulistano - L.S.B. 76-55

No shocking result in a game when sixth ranked Paulistano (8-4) crushed 11th ranked L.S.B. (4-10) in Sao Paolo 76-55 on Saturday. The game without a history. Paulistano led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Paulistano outrebounded L.S.B. 36-23 including 26 on the defensive glass. The former international forward Felipe Ribeiro (201-79) orchestrated the victory by scoring 14 points and 9 rebounds. Swingman Eddy Carvalho (194-87) contributed with 10 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Five Paulistano players scored in double figures. Center Thiago Labbate (208-83) replied with 14 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and guard Paulo Nery (188-81) added 10 points and 4 assists in the effort for L.S.B.The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Paulistano maintains sixth position with 8-4 record. L.S.B. lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the thirteenth place with ten games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
L.S.B.: T.Labbate 14+5reb+4ast, K.Dawkins 11+1reb, P.Nery 10+4reb+4ast, D.Gomes 8+4reb+1ast, F.Russo 6+5reb+2ast, Douglas 6
Paulistano: F.Ribeiro 14+9reb+2ast, B.Nardi Duarte 12+2reb+3ast, R.Carbonari 11+4reb+1ast, E.Carvalho 10+7reb+2ast, E.Corazza 10+5reb+2ast, A.Machado 7+4reb+1ast
gschID: 136950


XV/Cosan - Jacarei 79-62

There was a minor upset when 10th ranked Jacarei (4-9) lost to twelfth ranked XV/Cosan (4-9) in Piracicaba 62-79 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 10-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 79-62. XV/Cosan dominated on the defensive end, holding Jacarei to just 7 points in second quarter. Forward Luciano Machado (198-85) orchestrated the victory by scoring 26 points and 6 rebounds. Forward Fransergio Marques (190-81) contributed with 16 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Guard Jefferson Campos (190-91) replied with 19 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and swingman Isaac Goncalves (193-90) added 12 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Jacarei. XV/Cosan moved-up to tenth place, which they share with Americana and Jacarei. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Jacarei: J.Campos 19+4reb+2ast, I.Goncalves 12+5reb+1ast, V.Oliveira 10+4reb, G.Gomes 9+1reb+1ast, J.Bernardi 5+2reb+1ast, D.Silva 3+2reb
XV/Cosan: L.Machado 26+6reb, F.Marques 16+7reb+2ast, D.Gorauskas 13+5reb+1ast, C.Ranches 9+4ast, T.Silva 7+5reb+3ast, T.Oliveira 4+2reb+4ast
gschID: 136951


Vivo/Franca - Itabom/Bauru 80-86 OT

Vivo/Franca (#5) forced the game against Itabom/Bauru (#1) into an overtime, but lost by six points 80-86 on Saturday night. The game took place in Sao Paulo. But the guests from Bauru were better at the end. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 19-15. But Vivo/Franca won second period 20-19. 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 Vivo/Franca used huge pressure winning it 25-18 getting a tie at the end of regular time. They lost eventually overtime period 8-14. Vivo/Franca was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. American guard Larry Taylor (185-80, college: Missouri Western) orchestrated the victory by scoring 23 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Guard Fernando Fischer (190-81) contributed with 23 points for the winners. Itabom/Bauru's coach used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. The former international power forward William Drudi (206-81) replied with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 14 rebounds and the former international power forward Ricardo Probst (200-76) added 19 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Vivo/Franca. Four Vivo/Franca players scored in double figures. They have an impressive eight-game winning streak. Itabom/Bauru maintains first position with 13-1 record. Vivo/Franca at the other side keeps the fifth place with five games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Vivo/Franca: R.Probst 19+5reb, W.Trigueiro 13+1reb+3ast, W.Drudi 11+14reb+1ast, B.Araujo 10+11reb, L.Meindl 10+2reb+1ast, H.Garcia 9+5reb+2ast
Itabom/Bauru: F.Fischer 23+4reb+3ast, L.Taylor 23+5reb+6ast, J.Agba 18+6reb, G.Deodato 7+3reb+2ast, P.Alves 6+3reb+3ast, D.Nunes 5+6reb+1ast
gschID: 136952


Winner/Limeira - Araraquara 96-61

Very predictable result when third ranked Winner/Limeira (12-2) rolled over at home 8th ranked Araraquara (6-8) 96-61 on Saturday. The game without a history. Winner/Limeira led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Araraquara's 42. Winner/Limeira forced 21 Araraquara turnovers and outrebounded them 34-20 including a 24-12 advantage in defensive rebounds. Benite orchestrated the victory by scoring 12 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Center Daniel Alemao (202-83) contributed with 17 points and 5 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. Four Winner/Limeira players scored in double figures. Winner/Limeira's coach felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Center Deivisson Costa (211-80) replied with 18 points and 7 rebounds and forward Ricardo de Azevedo (201-83) added 14 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Araraquara. Winner/Limeira have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place. Araraquara lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the eighth position with eight games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Araraquara: D.Costa 18+7reb+1ast, R.de Azevedo 14+5reb+2ast, Z.Jose Anibal 8+1reb+2ast, F.Dias 7+2reb+3ast, T.Pereira 7+1reb+3ast, L.da Silva 7+3ast
Winner/Limeira: D.Alemao 17+5reb, Benite 12+6reb+5ast, D.Pinheiro 12+4reb+1ast, B.Alves 11+1reb, R.Ramon 10+2reb+3ast, J.Rogers 9+4reb
gschID: 136953


Inter Santos - Rio Claro 98-105

Not a big story in a game when 16th ranked Inter Santos (3-11) lost at home to ninth ranked Rio Claro (6-8) 105-98 on Thursday. The guests trailed by 4 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 4-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 105-98. Rio Claro dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Inter Santos' 38 and made 24-of-29 free shots (82.8 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Inter Santos 50-29 including a 33-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. Swingman Rafu Da Silva (197-83, college: New Haven) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 12 rebounds. Rafael Castellon (-85) contributed with 21 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Guard Caue Rico (182-82) replied with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 15 assists and power forward Cesar Araujo (201-81) added 16 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Inter Santos. Five Inter Santos players scored in double figures. Rio Claro moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Araraquara. Loser Inter Santos stay at the bottom position with 11 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Inter Santos: C.Rico 25+4reb+15ast, T.Rodrigo 19+1reb+1ast, C.Araujo 16+6reb+2ast, L.Young 14+2reb+3ast, M.Martins 13+10reb, V.Galleti 7+2reb
Rio Claro: R.Da Silva 28+12reb+3ast, R.Castellon 21+8reb+1ast, J.Randal 12+3reb+1ast, A.de Mello 11+7reb+2ast, U.Lima 9+6reb+1ast, C.dos Santos 8+9reb+1ast
gschID: 136947


America - Sao Caetano 73-80

Everything could happen in Rio Preto at the game between two tied teams. Both fourteenth ranked Sao Caetano and 15th ranked America had identical 3-10 record. But America was not able to use a home court advantage and was defeated by the opponent from Sao Caetano 80-73 on Saturday night. The guests trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 27-17 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Sao Caetano dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to America's 32. Sao Caetano forced 23 America turnovers. Strangely America outrebounded Sao Caetano 36-22 including 27 on the defensive glass. America was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. Gustavo de Oliveira (-91) orchestrated the victory by scoring 28 points and 4 steals. Center Fabiao Pires (199-77) contributed with 3 points, 13 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Alex Matheus (-85) replied with 18 points and 6 rebounds and center Ygor Viana (-86) added 6 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for America. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. America's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Sao Caetano have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with L.S.B. Loser America keeps the fifteenth position with 11 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
America: A.Matheus 18+6reb, N.Jr Rodrigues 13+3reb, C.Leal 11+2reb+1ast, M.Zacarias 10+1reb+1ast, N.da Silva 10+2reb+2ast, Y.Viana 6+9reb+2ast
Sao Caetano: G.de Oliveira 28+3reb+3ast, W.da Silva 14+1ast, R.Malfi 11+3reb+7ast, L.Dias 11, D.Correa 6+1reb+1ast, V.Santamaria 4+1reb
gschID: 136948




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  BULGARIA   


Rilski and Atanas Radev part ways - by Eurobasket News
Atanas Radev (200-F-81) is no longer a member of Rilski Sportist Samokov. The Bulgarian forward is free to look for some other club. Radev missed the entire last season due to injury. Actually, he appeared two times for Rilski in NBL and twice in Balkan League. In BIBL, he had 8.5 ppg and 4.5 rpg. Before Rilski, Atanas Radev spent three seasons with Balkan Botevgrad. In 2010, he helped them reach NBL Semifinals. Radev had 12.9 ppg, 7.3 rpg and 2.4 apg for 32 games. Eurobasket awarded him with Eurobasket.com All-Bulgarian League Honorable Mention. Radev got the same award in 2008. In the past, he played for Cherno More, Tundja Yambol and Sparak Evroins.

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  CHILE   


Valdivia is new Libsur Champion - by Cristian Quiroga
Deportivo Valdivia got last weekend its first Libsur league championship in the Final Four played in Antonio Azurmendy Coliseum in Valdivia.
Despite losing first game against Victoria on Friday, won Saturday and Sunday games to Castro and Ancud respectively.
Last day of action Valdivia won 63-53 to Ancud and nervously had to wait for 'a hand' of Castro defeating to Victoria in the last game. Difficult but not impossible: Castro played definitively the best game of this Final Four and beated 67-61 to Deportes Victoria that had the first chance for the title after the victory on friday over the host.
So, Deportivo Valdivia got the main category of this traditional league that encourage the development of young basket, with rules restricting the amount of players over 23 years old, and delivering many players to U16, U18 and U20 National Teams in the last years.

Awards
Libsur Final Four 1st Team
Guard: Pedro Sandoval - Ancud
Shooting Guard: Felipe Acuna - Deportes Victoria
Forward: Angel Labrin (190-F-91) - Deportivo Valdivia
Power Forward: Jose Madrid - Deportes Victoria
Center: Claus Prutzmann - Deportivo Valdivia
Best Young Player: Darrol Jones - Ancud
Most Valuable Player: Angel Labrin (190-F-91) - Deportivo Valdivia

Complete Results
Friday 7th
Deportes Castro 63 - ABA Ancud 56
Deportivo Valdivia 66 - Deportes Victoria 69

Saturday 8th
Deportes Victoria 76 - ABA Ancud 67
Deportivo Valdivia 68 - Deportes Castro 51

Sunday 9th
Deportivo Valdivia 63 - ABA Ancud 53
Deportes Victoria 61 - Deportes Castro 67


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  CROATIA   


Cedevita and Cibona have joyful Round One in Adriatic league - by Eurobasket News
Cedevita and Cibona celebrated in the opening round of Adriatic league, which was played this past weekend.
Cedevita destroyed Buducnost in Zagreb with huge 92-62 to start new edition of the regional championship. The game without a history. Cedevita led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They shot 69.8 percent from the field. It was a great shooting night for Cedevita especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.9 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists comparing to just 5 passes made by Buducnost's players. Slovenian forward Matjaz Smodis (205-F-79) fired 14 points for the winners. American-Croatian guard Dontaye Draper (180-G-84, college: Charleston) chipped in 10 points and 4 assists. Four Cedevita players scored in double figures. Forward Nikola Vucevic produced 11 points and 5 rebounds and Serbian forward Cedomir Vitkovac added 8 points and 7 rebounds respectively for lost side. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Cedevita will face Union Olimpija in Ljubljana in the next round. Buducnost will play at home against Zvezda.
Cibona grabbed an OT win against Radnicki 94-98. The game was played in Kragujevac. Damjan Rudez (206-F-86) led Cibona in scoring with 22 points. Brian Chase (178-G-81, college: Virginia Tech) helped with 16 points and 7 assists. In defeat, David Simon shined in loss with 23 points and 8 rebounds. Quarters - 20:23, 22:20, 23:19, 16:19, 13:17 OT. Cibona will face Krka in Novo Mesto in the next round. Radnicki will play on the road against HKK Siroki WWin.
Zagreb faced with disappointing home loss against Partizan 65-93. The game was mostly controlled by Partizan. KK Zagreb CO was better in fourth quarter 21-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Partizan shot 67.3 percent from the field. Partizan outrebounded KK Zagreb CO 34-22 including a 27-13 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a great shooting night for Partizan especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 76.9 percentage. Worth to mention a great performance of Montenegrin center Nikola Pekovic who helped to win the game recording 17 points and 9 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Forward Vladimir Lucic contributed with 14 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Four Partizan players scored in double figures. Forward Krunoslav Simon (197-F-85) answered with 16 points and center Mario Kasun (213-C-80) added 16 points in the effort for KK Zagreb CO. Partizan will play against Helios in Domzale in the next round and are hoping to win another game. KK Zagreb CO will play on the road against Hemofarm in Vrsac.
So 2-1 record for Croatian teams this weekend.


Niksa Bavcevic takes over Jolly JBS - by Eurobasket News
Jolly JBS got a new Head Coach. It is Croatian specialist Niksa Bavcevic (agency: Interperformances ), who will replace Predrag Kruscic. Bavcevic will try to lead Jolly JBS to the second stage of Croatian championship. Most recently he worked with BC Steaua Turabo Bucuresti. It was last season and Steaua reached Romanian league Semifinals. They also played in the Romanian Cup Finals. Before Steaua, Bavcevic coached Trogir, Roseto and Avtodor Saratov. From 2005 to 2007, he was a Head Coach of Dexia Mons-Hainaut. Bavcevic helped them win the Romanian Cup in 2006. That same year they reached FIBA EuroCup Quarterfinals. In the past, Bavcevic worked with Pepinster, Oberwart and Split.

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Standings - D2
1Liga Standings
 1. J.Hradec 5-0 
 2. Opava B 4-1 
 3. Proton Zlin 4-1 
 4. Trutnov 4-1 
 5. Sparta Praha 4-1 
 6. Sokol H.Kralove 4-1 
 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. Kladno 0-5 
 14. Prostejov B 0-5 


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  DENMARK   


Division 1: Round Three review - by Eurobasket News
Round Three of Division 1 was played this past weekend. Koge BK, Lemvig and Randers managed to stay unbeaten and each of these teams has perfect 3-0 record. Koge BK cruised past Haderslev on the road 41-74. That game was the only one played yesterday. Lemvig handed 64-70 loss to Virum also as a guest. Randers celebrated home victory in this round. They outplayed Jonstrup 95-70. There is one more unbeaten team in the league, but with 2-0 score. It is Amager BK, who was better than Glostrup on Saturday 91-71. Below you can check all results from the beginning of the season. There is also standings and Round Four schedule.

Regular Season - Round 1
Sep. 24, 2011 Glostrup-Jonstrup 82-80
Sep. 24, 2011 ALBA-Lemvig 44-71
Sep. 24, 2011 Randers-Virum 74-65
Sep. 24, 2011 Koge BK-Stevnsgade 85-72
Sep. 27, 2011 Haderslev-Aarhus BF 56-52

Regular Season - Round 2
Sep. 30, 2011 Solrod-Randers 78-85
Oct. 1, 2011 Aarhus BF-Koge BK 56-63
Oct. 1, 2011 Virum-Haderslev 80-67
Oct. 1, 2011 Lemvig-Glostrup 90-59
Oct. 2, 2011 Jonstrup-Amager BK 71-76

Regular Season - Round 3
Oct. 7, 2011 Solrod-Stevnsgade 61-73
Oct. 8, 2011 Virum-Lemvig 64-70
Oct. 8, 2011 Randers-Jonstrup 95-70
Oct. 8, 2011 ALBA-Aarhus BF 73-64
Oct. 8, 2011 Amager BK-Glostrup 91-71
Oct. 9, 2011 Haderslev-Koge BK 41-74

Regular Season - Round 4
Oct. 13, 2011 Koge BK-Virum
Oct. 15, 2011 Aarhus BF-Randers
Oct. 15, 2011 Glostrup-Solrod
Oct. 15, 2011 Lemvig-Amager BK
Oct. 16, 2011 Jonstrup-ALBA

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


Matthew Kingsley claims Ligaen weekly honour - by Eurobasket News
American Matthew Kingsley (206-F-86) had an amazing evening in the last round for league's second-best Svendborg and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 4.
The 25-year old forward had the game-high 30 points adding nine rebounds and three assists for Svendborg in his team's victory, helping them to beat Falcon (#5, 2-2) 99-85. Svendborg is placed at 2nd position in Danish Ligaen. They maintain perfect record without any lost game in the league. The season is still on an early stage, but Svendborg already had a very good start winning all 3 without losing a single one. In the team's last game Kingsley had a remarkable 60.0% from 2-point range. He turned to be Svendborg's top player in his first season with the team. Stephen F. Austin State University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Kingsley is in league's top in points (4th best: 25.5ppg), rebounds (8th best: 8.0rpg) and averages solid 55.0% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 24-year old American forward Demetrius Phillips (207-F-87) of Aabyhoj. Phillips impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 24 points and 11 rebounds. It was enough for Aabyhoj to edge slightly higher-ranked SISU (2-2) in overtime by 3 points 91-88. Aabyhoj's 7th position in the standings has not changed. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 2-2 record is not bad and everything may still change. Phillips is a newcomer at Aabyhoj and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 17.0ppg (#9). He also registered 6.5 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was American Jordan Glynn (200-F-89, agency: I.D.S. Law) of Naestved (#3). Glynn scored 24 points and grabbed ten rebounds. Despite Glynn's great performance Naestved lost 69-72 to the lower-ranked Aalborg (#9, 1-3). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing Naestved needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 3 victories and 2 lost games. Glynn has a great season in Denmark. After only 3 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 18.7ppg (8th best) and rebounds with 8.7rpg (4th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. D'Mario Curry (201-F-85) of Aabyhoj - 17 points, 16 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Will Harris (198-F-86) of Horsens IC - 32 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Adama Darboe (190-G-86) of Svendborg - 20 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Corin Henry (180-PG-88) of Naestved - 24 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Chris Nielsen (192-G/F-85) of Bakken - 28 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Ryan White (177-PG-88) of Aalborg - 25 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists
10. Tony Bishop (201-F-89) of Aalborg - 21 points and 11 rebounds

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


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Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Robert PORTER
  ASA
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 16.8
 1. Robert Porter ASA16.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Robert PORTER
  ASA
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Robert Porter ASA5.4 
Assists Per Game
 Robert PORTER
  ASA
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Robert Porter ASA6.1 
Steals Per Game
 Robert PORTER
  ASA
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Robert Porter ASA2.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Robert PORTER
  ASA
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 0
 1. Robert Porter ASA0.0 
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Bennet Cantu tab Giorgi Shermadini - by Eurobasket News
Bennet Cantu bolstered their frontcourt. They agreed on terms of contract with Giorgi Shermadini (216-C-89). The deal is meant for one season. The Georgian centre started the previous season in Panathinaikos. He was then sent to Union Olimpija on loan. Giorgi Shermadini registered 8.4 points and 4.5 rebounds per game in Slovenian League. In EuroLeague his stats read 7.4 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.1 blocks. The centre also delivered 6.7 points and 4.1 rebounds per appearance in Adriatic League. Giorgi Shermadini participated at 2011 EuroBasket together with Georgia. His stats read 4.4 points and 4.4 rebounds in Lithuania.

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Korisliiga Round 4: Torpan Pojat defeats leader Tampereen Pyrinto - by Eurobasket News
This is still too early stage of the Regular Season in Korisliiga and we should expect many changes in upcoming rounds. Host teams show no mercy winning all games. The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with loss of the undefeated team, extra overtimes, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Tampereen Pyrinto (1-1) in Helsinki on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by fifth ranked Torpan Pojat (2-1) in overtime 99-89. The hosts were tied at the half and again at the end of regular time. But they managed to win overtime period 17-7. Torpan Pojat outrebounded Tampereen Pyrinto 42-29 including 30 on the defensive glass. 26 personal fouls committed by Tampereen Pyrinto helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American swingman Jonathan Heard (198-86) who helped to win the game recording 24 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. International forward Kimmo Muurinen (202-81, college: UALR) contributed with 22 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. American forward Damon Williams (201-73, college: Colorado St.-Pueblo) replied with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists for Tampereen Pyrinto. Tampereen Pyrinto's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Torpan Pojat moved-up to fourth place. Defending champion Tampereen Pyrinto dropped to the sixth position with one game lost. Torpan Pojat are looking forward to face league's second-placed Kauhajoen Karhu in Kauhajoki in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Tampereen Pyrinto will have a break next round.

The most impressive performance of 4th round was 29 points and 12 rebounds by Tim Blue of KTP.


ToPo - Pyrinto 99-89 OT

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Tampereen Pyrinto (1-1) in Helsinki on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by fifth ranked Torpan Pojat (2-1) in overtime 99-89. The hosts were tied at the half and again at the end of regular time. But they managed to win overtime period 17-7. Torpan Pojat outrebounded Tampereen Pyrinto 42-29 including 30 on the defensive glass. 26 personal fouls committed by Tampereen Pyrinto helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American swingman Jonathan Heard (198-86) who helped to win the game recording 24 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. International forward Kimmo Muurinen (202-81, college: UALR) contributed with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. American forward Damon Williams (201-73, college: Colorado St.-Pueblo) replied with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists and his fellow American import forward Brant Bailey (202-77, college: Wisc.-Stevens Point) added 21 points in the effort for Tampereen Pyrinto. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Tampereen Pyrinto's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Torpan Pojat moved-up to fourth place. Defending champion Tampereen Pyrinto dropped to the sixth position with one game lost. Torpan Pojat are looking forward to face league's second-placed Kauhajoen Karhu in Kauhajoki in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Tampereen Pyrinto will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
ToPo: J.Heard 24+8reb+4ast, T.Heinonen 24+7reb+2ast, K.Muurinen 22+11reb+3ast, C.Griffin 10+6reb+2ast, C.Lindbom 9+4reb+1ast, T.Iisalo 4+3reb+1ast
Pyrinto: B.Bailey 21+1reb, D.Williams 21+11reb+5ast, A.Lehto 10+1reb+2ast, O.Ahvenniemi 10+3reb, A.Williams 10+3reb+3ast, A.Nikkila 8+6reb
gschID: 141640


Salon Vilpas - LrNMKY 68-64

No shocking result in a game when ninth ranked Salon Vilpas (2-2) beat at home bottom-ranked LrNMKY (0-3) 68-64 on Saturday. LrNMKY trailed by 13 points after 3 quarters before a 21-12 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 64-68 at the end of the game. American players dominated the game. It was a very good performance for forward John Fields (205-88, college: Tennessee) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 20 points and 13 rebounds. Guard Emmanuel Holloway (188-86, college: Illinois St.) contributed with 17 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Forward Lawrence Hamm (198-84, college: Towson, agency: Court Side) replied with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds and forward Tyler Tiedeman (201-85, college: Boise St., agency: Interperformances) added 14 points in the effort for LrNMKY. Salon Vilpas moved-up to fifth place. LrNMKY at the other side still closes the standings with three games lost. Salon Vilpas will face Kouvot (#8) in Kouvola in the next round. LrNMKY will play at home against UU-Korihait in Uusikaupunki and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Salon Vilpas: J.Fields 20+13reb, E.Holloway 17+7reb+5ast, S.Kaaresvirta 9+4reb+1ast, A.Vaenerberg 8+3ast, J.Hairston 6+6reb+2ast, M.Sandberg 5+1reb+1ast
LrNMKY: L.Hamm 15+11reb+2ast, T.Tiedeman 14+3reb+1ast, P.Riihela 10+7reb, D.Haynes 8+6reb+3ast, V.Vanjoki 5+5reb, T.Kulha 4
gschID: 141641


Nilan Bisons - Kauhajoki 94-79

There was a minor upset when much higher ranked Kauhajoen Karhu (3-1) lost on the road to top-ranked Loimaan Korikonkarit (2-0) 94-79 on Sunday. The game without a history. Loimaan Korikonkarit led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. American players dominated the game. It was a very good performance for guard Martin Zeno (196-85, college: Texas Tech) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 29 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. Guard Jeb Ivey (190-80, college: Portland St.) contributed with 27 points and 5 assists for the winners. Forward Kelly Beidler (199-88, college: Mt.St.Mary's, agency: R.H.Consultancy) replied with 23 points and 9 rebounds and point guard Clevin Hannah (180-87, college: Wichita St., agency: Court Side) added 12 points and 8 assists in the effort for Kauhajoen Karhu. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Loimaan Korikonkarit moved-up to third place. Kauhajoen Karhu at the other side keeps the second position with one game lost. Loimaan Korikonkarit will face Namika Lahti (#10) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Kauhajoen Karhu will play against Torpan Pojat (#4) in Helsinki and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Nilan Bisons: M.Zeno 29+10reb+4ast, J.Ivey 27+4reb+5ast, M.Koivisto 14+1reb, R.McDade 13+10reb, C.Jones 7+8reb, M.Nuutinen 4+1reb+1ast
Kauhajoki: K.Beidler 23+9reb, T.Hendley 16+4reb, C.Hannah 12+2reb+8ast, E.Skamo 10+4reb+2ast, A.Huuskonen 8+1reb+2ast, H.Hirvikoski 7+1reb+1ast
gschID: 141642


KTP - Namika Lahti 82-80

There was a small surprise when tenth ranked KTP-Basket (1-2) edged 7th ranked Namika Lahti (1-3) in Kotka 82-80 on Friday. Namika Lahti was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. KTP-Basket made 18-of-21 free shots (85.7 percent) during the game. It was a very good performance for American forward Tim Blue (205-84, college: Middle Tenn.St.) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 29 points and 12 rebounds. Bahamas forward Bennet Davis (206-84, college: Northeastern, agency: KMG Sports Management) contributed with 11 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Davis is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Four KTP-Basket players scored in double figures. KTP-Basket's coach Lars Ekstrom used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American guard Ryan Brooks (193-81, college: Temple, agency: Pro One Sports) replied with 36 points (!!!) and 7 rebounds and the former international forward Ville Makalainen (194-85, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) added 15 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Namika Lahti. KTP-Basket left bottom position moving up to seventh place, which they share with Kouvot and Korihait. It was Namika Lahti's third loss in a row. They dropped to the tenth position with three games lost. KTP-Basket will face league's leader Joensuun Kataja on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Namika Lahti will play against Loimaan Korikonkarit (#3).
Top scorers:
KTP: T.Blue 29+12reb, J.Lehtoranta 13+4reb+2ast, B.Davis 11+8reb+3ast, M.Pounds 10+3reb+3ast, J.Matinen 6+2reb, T.Bell 5+2reb+1ast
Namika Lahti: R.Brooks 36+7reb, V.Makalainen 15+5reb+1ast, S.Pekkola 7+2reb, S.Wright 7+6reb+3ast, K.Young 6+4reb+1ast, J.Vanttaja 6+4reb
gschID: 141639




Standings - Korisliiga
Korisliiga Standings
 1. Kataja 3-0 
 2. Kauhajoki 3-1 
 3. Nilan Bisons 2-0 
 4. ToPo 2-1 
 5. Salon Vilpas 2-2 
 6. Pyrinto 1-1 
 7. Korihait 1-2 
 8. Kouvot 1-2 
 9. KTP 1-2 
 10. Namika Lahti 1-3 
 11. LrNMKY 0-3 


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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Start of ProA - Round One - by Eurobasket News
2011/12 edition of ProA started on Friday with Round One games. Nancy is the defending champion. Below you can check the stats, game reports and schedule for Round Two.

Roanne - ASVEL 79-76
The hosts were already 11 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 26-18 ASVEL's run in the last quarter cut the lead to 79-76 at the end of the game. American swingman John Holland (195-88, college: Boston U.) nailed 14 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for the winning side and his fellow American import forward Dylan Page (204-82, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) accounted for 9 points and 10 rebounds. American power forward Hilton Armstrong (208-84, college: Connecticut) came up with 17 points and 7 rebounds and naturalized Trinidad and Tobago guard Leo Westermann (198-92, agency: Beo Basket) added 14 points and 5 assists respectively for ASVEL in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Roanne will play against Gravelines-Dunkerque on the road in the next round. ASVEL will play against Paris-Levallois.
Top scorers:
Roanne: U.Nsonwu-Amadi 15+4reb+2ast, J.Holland 14+6reb+4ast, A.Barrett 14+3reb+2ast, R.Jackson 12+7reb, D.Page 9+10reb+3ast, M.Diabate 8+3reb+3ast
ASVEL: H.Armstrong 17+7reb+1ast, L.Westermann 14+3reb+5ast, P.Goss 13+2reb+4ast, E.Jackson 12+2reb+4ast, D.Thompson 9+10reb+3ast, K.Tillie 6+6reb+1ast
gschID: 150379


Chalon - Gravelines 77-73
The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Chalon/Saor looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. Americans were the main players on the court. Swingman Blake Schilb (200-83, college: Loyola, IL, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) stepped up and scored 17 points and 7 assists (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners and guard Malcolm Delaney (191-89, college: Virginia Tech) chipped in 12 points and 8 assists. Four Chalon/Saor players scored in double figures. At the losing side power forward J.K. Edwards (202-82, college: UNLV, agency: Hoops Ambassadors) responded with 19 points and 9 rebounds (made all of his nine free throws !!!) and guard Juby Johnson (196-81, college: Miami, OH) scored 13 points and 5 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Gravelines-Dunkerque will play next round against Chorale de Roanne trying to get back on the winning streak. Chalon/Saor will try to continue on its current victory against sixteenth ranked Entente Orleans 45 on the road.
Top scorers:
Chalon: B.Schilb 17+4reb+7ast, A.Aminu 15+7reb, M.Delaney 12+3reb+8ast, J.Lauvergne 10+6reb+1ast, I.Evtimov 9+2reb+3ast, A.Michel Jean-Baptiste 5+9reb
Gravelines: J.Edwards 19+9reb+3ast, J.Johnson 13+5reb+1ast, A.Albicy 9+1reb+6ast, R.Jomby 8+1reb+3ast, L.Vaty 8+7reb, Y.Bokolo 8+1reb+2ast
gschID: 150380


Le Mans - Nanterre 78-72

The hosts trailed by 9 points at the halftime before their 50-35 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Le Mans made 18-of-20 free shots (90.0 percent) during the game. JSF Nanterre was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. American point guard Taylor Rochestie (185-85, college: Washington St.) stepped up and scored 27 points and 5 assists for the winners and Brazilian power forward Joao Paulo Batista (207-81, college: Gonzaga) chipped in 13 points and 5 rebounds. At the losing side American center Ryvon Covile (206-84, college: Detroit Mercy, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) responded with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 10 rebounds and the other American import forward William Daniels (203-86, college: Rhode Island) scored 13 points and 5 rebounds. JSF Nanterre's coach tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Le Mans will face Pau-Lacq-Orthez on the road in the next round. JSF Nanterre will play against Cholet.
Top scorers:
Le Mans: T.Rochestie 27+4reb+5ast, J.Paulo Batista 13+5reb+1ast, A.Koffi 12+5reb, A.Acker 9+5reb+1ast, M.Sommerville 8+4reb+1ast, C.Kahudi 7+7reb+1ast
Nanterre: R.Covile 24+10reb+1ast, W.Daniels 13+5reb+1ast, M.Riley 8+7reb+1ast, L.Akono 8+1reb+4ast, M.Judith 8+3reb+1ast, J.Passave-Ducteil 5+5reb
gschID: 150376


Poitiers - Orleans 65-61

Poitiers used a home court advantage and defeated the opponent from Orleans 65-61 on Saturday night. The hosts trailed by 5 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 3-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 65-61. American forward Antonio Grant (198-76, college: S.Carolina, agency: Interperformances) stepped up and scored 13 points and 6 rebounds for the winners and his fellow American import point guard James J.J. Miller (180-79, college: N.Carolina A&T, agency: Higher Vision Sports) chipped in 11 points. At the losing side naturalized Mali forward Amara Sy (202-81) responded with 16 points and 9 rebounds and the former international point guard Marc-Antoine Pellin (169-87) scored 11 points and 4 assists. Four Entente Orleans 45 players scored in double figures. Poitiers will face STB Le Havre on the road in the next round. Entente Orleans 45 will play against Chalon/Saor.
Top scorers:
Poitiers: A.Grant 13+6reb+1ast, J.J.J. Miller 11+4reb+2ast, E.Fournier 10+3reb+3ast, Y.Devehat 7+5reb+1ast, P.Badiane 7+4reb, R.Wright 6+3reb
Orleans: A.Sy 16+9reb+3ast, M.Pellin 11+2reb+4ast, D.Monds 10+2reb, M.N'Doye 10+2reb, G.Joseph 5+7reb, B.Greene 5+6reb+4ast
gschID: 150377


Strasbourg - Cholet 77-74

Strasbourg IG managed to escape with a 3-point win 77-74 on Saturday evening. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The hosts trailed by 2 points after three quarters before their 25-20 charge, which allowed them to win the game. American guard Kevin Anderson (182-88, college: Richmond) fired 20 points for the winners. His fellow American import forward Chris Oliver (198-85, college: Radford) chipped in 11 points and 6 rebounds. Five Strasbourg IG players scored in double figures. International guard Fabien Causeur (193-87) produced 17 points and 6 rebounds and American point guard Talor Battle (182-88, college: Penn St.) added 13 points and 4 steals respectively for lost side. Cholet's coach Erman Kunter rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Strasbourg IG will meet Sluc Nancy on the road in the next round. Cholet will play against JSF Nanterre.
Top scorers:
Strasbourg: K.Anderson 20+1reb+1ast, A.M'Baye 12+2reb+3ast, C.Oliver 11+6reb+2ast, J.Harper 10+7reb+1ast, L.Allen 10+4reb+2ast, R.Greer 6+1reb+5ast
Cholet: F.Causeur 17+6reb+1ast, T.Battle 13+2reb+2ast, D.Nichols 10+4reb, D.Byars 9+3reb+1ast, W.Gradit 6+2reb+1ast, C.Ona-Embo 6+1reb+2ast
gschID: 150378


Hyeres-Toulon - Pau-Lacq-Orthez 75-89

The game was mostly controlled by Pau-Lacq-Orthez. Hyeres-Toulon was better in third quarter 20-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Pau-Lacq-Orthez dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Hyeres-Toulon's 30. Pau-Lacq-Orthez players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of Nigerian power forward Chinemelu Elonu (207-87, college: Texas A&M) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 20 points and 11 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). American guard Teddy Gipson (193-80, college: Arkansas, agency: Court Side) contributed with 19 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Pau-Lacq-Orthez's coach Didier Dobbels allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. The former international guard Paccelis Morlende (189-81) answered with 23 points and 7 assists and Senegalese forward Mouhammad Faye (208-85, college: SMU) added 15 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Hyeres-Toulon. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Pau-Lacq-Orthez's next round opponent will be Le Mans at home. Hyeres-Toulon will play against JDA Dijon.
Top scorers:
Pau-Lacq-Orthez: C.Elonu 20+11reb+2ast, T.Gipson 19+6reb+6ast, M.Shakur 14+6reb+7ast, M.Maravic 12+4reb+3ast, S.Rimac 7+2ast, F.Lesca 7+1ast
Hyeres-Toulon: P.Morlende 23+3reb+7ast, S.Fein 18+2reb+3ast, M.Faye 15+8reb+3ast, D.Krupalija 11+7reb+1ast, L.Labeyrie 6+9reb+2ast, N.Kali 2+1reb+2ast
gschID: 150373


Dijon - Nancy 70-76

The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But JDA Dijon won third quarter 21-14. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Nigerian forward Akinlolu Akingbala (208-83, college: Clemson) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 11 rebounds (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field) for the winners and international forward Nicolas Batum (201-88) chipped in 17 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Four Sluc Nancy players scored in double figures. At the losing side American point guard Bobby Dixon (178-83, college: Troy, agency: Beo Basket) responded with 16 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists and the other American import power forward Andre Harris (201-85, college: Fairleigh Dickinson) scored 12 points and 7 rebounds. JDA Dijon's coach tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Sluc Nancy will face Strasbourg IG at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. JDA Dijon will play against Hyeres-Toulon.
Top scorers:
Nancy: A.Akingbala 21+11reb+1ast, N.Batum 17+5reb+6ast, J.Shuler 11+3reb, A.Moerman 11+5reb+2ast, P.Amagou 7+2reb, V.Samnick 6+5reb+1ast
Dijon: B.Dixon 16+6reb+8ast, A.Harris 12+7reb+1ast, Z.Moss 11+3reb, S.Marshall 8+4reb+1ast, D.Melody 8+2reb+2ast, J.Leloup 7+1ast
gschID: 150374


Paris-Levallois - Le Havre 88-72

Paris-Levallois used a home court advantage and won against the opponent from Le Havre 88-72 on Friday night. It was a key game for the top position in the league. American guard Eric Chatfield (191-79, college: N.Mexico) stepped up and scored 27 points and 6 rebounds for the winners and his fellow American import forward Lamont Hamilton (208-84, college: St.John's) chipped in 15 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. At the losing side American-Venezuelan guard John Cox (195-81, college: USF) responded with 18 points and 7 rebounds and center Ousmane Camara (202-89) scored 10 points and 9 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Paris-Levallois will face ASVEL in Villeurbanne in the next round and are hoping to win another game. STB Le Havre will play at home against Poitiers.
Top scorers:
Paris-Levallois: E.Chatfield 27+6reb+3ast, J.Williams 19+5reb, L.Hamilton 15+10reb+4ast, D.Noel 11+1reb+2ast, M.Morandais 7+4reb, T.Meacham 7+6reb+10ast
Le Havre: J.Cox 18+7reb+2ast, N.Pope 11+2reb+2ast, B.Boddicker 11+3reb+2ast, O.Camara 10+9reb+1ast, G.Jenkins 8+3reb+1ast, N.Wise 8+1reb+4ast
gschID: 150375




Round Two of ProB - by Eurobasket News
Round Two of ProB was played this past weekend.

Lille - Nantes 65-77
Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both Nantes and Lille Metropole had identical 0-1 record. But Lille Metropole was not able to use a home court advantage and was defeated by the opponent from Nantes 77-65 on Friday night. The game was mostly controlled by Nantes. Lille Metropole managed to win second period 18-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Forward Olivier Bardet (202-80) notched 17 points to lead the effort and Armand Charles (193-83) supported him with 8 points and 10 rebounds. Even 14 points and 7 rebounds by American swingman Curtis Marshall (196-83, college: Texas Tech, agency: R.H.Consultancy) did not help to save the game for Lille Metropole. His fellow American import Steve Smith (200-81, college: Iona) added 19 points for the hosts. Lille Metropole's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Nantes will meet at home league's leader Boulazac Basket in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Lille Metropole will play against SPO Rouen (#13).
Top scorers:
Nantes: O.Bardet 17+3reb+1ast, D.Ramseyer 14+3reb, N.Gayon 10+2reb+1ast, A.Charles 8+10reb+2ast, M.Drame 8, J.Fields 7+7reb+3ast
Lille: S.Smith 19+2reb+2ast, B.Gillet 17+2reb+1ast, C.Marshall 14+7reb+2ast, S.Bradford 8+4reb+1ast, J.Sauret 2+2reb+1ast, M.Camara 2
gschID: 139400


Limoges - Boulogne 94-73
First loss of SO Maritime Boulogne (1-1) on the court of Limoges CSP Elite. Visitors were rolled over by Limoges CSP Elite 94-73. It was a key game for the top position in the league as both teams had the same 1-0 record before this meeting. The game was mostly controlled by Limoges CSP Elite. SO Maritime Boulogne was better in second period 23-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Limoges CSP Elite dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to SO Maritime Boulogne's 44. Limoges CSP Elite forced 19 SO Maritime Boulogne turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. American power forward Christophe Massie (206-C/F-77, agency: Court Side, college: Memphis) (206-77, college: Memphis, agency: Court Side) had a double-double by scoring 16 points, 21 rebounds and 4 blocks (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners and international point guard Aldo Curti (180-87) chipped in 12 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. Limoges CSP Elite's coach Frederic Sarre felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American Corey Rouse (204-84, college: E.Carolina, agency: Court Side) responded with 17 points and 6 rebounds and his fellow American import power forward James Mathis (200-84, college: Niagara, agency: Court Side) scored 12 points and 7 rebounds. Five Limoges CSP Elite and four SO Maritime Boulogne players scored in double figures. Limoges CSP Elite (2-0) keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 3 other teams. SO Maritime Boulogne at the other side dropped to the fifth place with one game lost. They share the position with 9 other teams. Limoges CSP Elite will play against Quimper UJAP (#12) on the road in the next round which should be another easy win for them. SO Maritime Boulogne will play against Olympique Antibes (#16) to get more than just one victory in their record.
Top scorers:
Limoges: C.Massie 16+21reb+3ast, R.Desroses 15+1reb+3ast, A.Curti 12+7reb+3ast, L.Milbourne 12+2reb+3ast, J.Mipoka 12+3reb+2ast, J.Gomis 12+2reb+2ast
Boulogne: C.Rouse 17+6reb+1ast, Z.Bah 12+3reb+5ast, J.Mathis 12+7reb+2ast, F.Raposo Laurencio 10+6reb, I.Bankevics 7+1reb+1ast, R.Gregoire 7
gschID: 139401


St Vallier - Fos Ouest 79-98
Very expected game when Saint Vallier (0-2) was smashed at home by Fos Ouest (2-0) 98-79 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Fos Ouest. Saint Vallier managed to win second period 19-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Fos Ouest made 20-of-26 free shots (76.9 percent) during the game. American Bill Clark (195-88, college: Duquesne) notched 25 points and 8 rebounds (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line) to lead the effort and Jamaican-American Sherman Gay (201-82, college: Loyola Marymount) supported him with 22 points, 10 rebounds and 5 blocks. Even 21 points and 7 assists by David Denave (195-85) did not help to save the game for Saint Vallier. American LaQuan Prowell (203-84, college: Auburn, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) added 11 points and 11 rebounds for the hosts. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Fos Ouest keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Saint Vallier still closes the standings with two games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Fos Ouest will meet at home Aix-Maurienne (#10) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Saint Vallier will play against JA Vichy (#19).
Top scorers:
Fos Ouest: B.Clark 25+8reb+1ast, S.Gay 22+10reb+1ast, K.Atamna 15+6reb+5ast, P.Haquet 15+4reb+2ast, B.Hoffarber 10+3reb+2ast, E.Choquet 9+3reb+6ast
St Vallier: D.Denave 21+3reb+7ast, H.Disy 15+8reb+1ast, F.Tortosa 12+2reb+1ast, L.Prowell 11+11reb+3ast, K.Shiloh 6, M.Toti 5+3reb+3ast
gschID: 139402


Denain - Rouen 81-74
Denain Voltaire (1-1) won against SPO Rouen (1-1) 81-74 on Friday. The game without a history. Denain Voltaire led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 23-of-29 free shots (79.3 percent) during the game. American players dominated the game. Power forward Juwann James (198-87, college: JMU) notched a double-double by scoring 18 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) to lead the effort and power forward Ryan Rossiter (204-89, college: Siena) supported him with 18 points and 8 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Denain Voltaire's coach Marc Silvert used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Even a double-double of 14 points and 13 rebounds by power forward Alex Dunn (210-82, college: Wyoming) did not help to save the game for SPO Rouen. Swingman Jason Siggers (190-85, college: Albany) added 16 points for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Denain Voltaire left bottom position moving up to fifth place, which they share with 9 other teams including defeated SPO Rouen. Denain Voltaire will meet Le Portel (#8) on the road in the next round. SPO Rouen will play against Lille Metropole.
Top scorers:
Denain: R.Rossiter 18+8reb+1ast, J.James 18+11reb+4ast, N.Rohnert 16+5reb, F.Minet 13+1reb+3ast, X.Gaillou 6+1reb+1ast, M.Mubarak 3+2ast
Rouen: J.Siggers 16+2reb+2ast, T.Rupert 15+4reb, A.Dunn 14+13reb+1ast, L.Chelle 14+2reb+1ast, C.Bronchard 9+5reb+3ast, P.Poupet 3+5ast
gschID: 151407


Bourg - Quimper 84-78
JL Bourg used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Quimper 84-78 on Saturday night. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The game without a history. JL Bourg led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Senegalese center Ousmane Barro (207-84, college: Marquette) notched a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) to lead the effort and Gambian forward Moses Sonko (198-83, college: Co.Carolina) supported him with 19 points. Even 17 points and 8 rebounds by American Jeremy Williams (200-87, college: UTEP) did not help to save the game for Quimper UJAP. Liberian-American Pele Paelay (193-84, college: Co.Carolina) added 15 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. JL Bourg will meet Chalons-Reims (#14) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Quimper UJAP will play against Limoges CSP Elite (#4).
Top scorers:
Bourg: O.Barro 21+10reb+3ast, M.Sonko 19+4reb+3ast, A.Tsagarakis 15+2reb+2ast, D.Copeland 13+2reb+4ast, O.Da Silveira 8+4reb, I.Koma 6+1reb+2ast
Quimper: J.Williams 17+8reb+2ast, P.Paelay 15+5reb+5ast, A.Mendy 12+2reb+5ast, G.Lessort 11+1reb+1ast, A.Salmon 9, A.Lovedale 9+7reb
gschID: 139396


Evreux - Chalons-Reims 91-72
The game without a history. ALM Evreux led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. ALM Evreux outrebounded Chalons-Reims 36-24 including 21 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. American power forward Jeremiah Wood (200-85, agency: Court Side) notched a double-double by scoring 12 points and 14 rebounds to lead the effort and the other American import point guard Austen Rowland (186-81, college: Lehigh, agency: Court Side) supported him with 18 points and 6 assists. Even 17 points and 8 rebounds by American Nate Carter (198-83, college: Oklahoma) did not help to save the game for Chalons-Reims. Swingman Rodrigue Mels (188-85, college: Cal.St. Northridge, agency: Court Side) added 12 points for the guests. ALM Evreux will meet Bordeaux (#9) on the road in the next round. Chalons-Reims will play against JL Bourg (#2).
Top scorers:
Evreux: A.Rowland 18+1reb+6ast, K.Popovich 14+6reb+3ast, M.Correa 13+4reb+2ast, J.Wood 12+14reb+2ast, G.Florimont 11+4reb, S.Ho You Fat 8+3reb+1ast
Chalons-Reims: N.Carter 17+8reb+2ast, R.Mels 12+2reb+3ast, C.Daniels 11+5reb, E.Plateau 10+3reb+2ast, G.Chathuant 10+1reb+3ast, B.Mullins 6+3reb+2ast
gschID: 139397


Maurienne - Vichy 87-78
Everything could happen in Aix-les-Bains at the game between two tied teams. Both sixteenth ranked Aix-Maurienne and bottom-ranked JA Vichy had identical 0-1 record. This time Aix-Maurienne used a home court advantage and won against the opponent from Vichy 87-78 on Friday night. The hosts trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 3-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 87-78. American Dar Tucker (193-88, college: De Paul) notched 16 points to lead the effort and point guard Simon Darnauzan (178-80) supported him with 8 points and 9 assists. Four Aix-Maurienne players scored in double figures. Aix-Maurienne's coach Antoine Michon used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Even 31 points and 9 rebounds by American Alexander Franklin (196-88, college: Siena) did not help to save the game for JA Vichy. point guard Antoine Eito (186-88) added 19 points and 6 rebounds for the guests. Aix-Maurienne (1-1) left bottom position moving up to fifth place, which they share with 9 other teams. Loser JA Vichy still closes the standings with two games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Aix-Maurienne will meet higher ranked Fos Ouest (#3) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. JA Vichy will play against Saint Vallier (#18) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Maurienne: D.Tucker 16+4reb+3ast, J.Ekanga-Ehawa 13+4reb+2ast, W.Brown 12+6reb+1ast, B.Osby 11+8reb, T.Yvrande 8+3reb, M.Houmounou 8+3reb+1ast
Vichy: A.Franklin 31+9reb+1ast, A.Eito 19+6reb, D.Curtis 10+3reb+2ast, W.Aka 7+5reb+1ast, J.Flowers 6+5reb+3ast, M.Guichard 5+1ast
gschID: 139398


Le Portel - Bordeaux 69-68
The hosts trailed by 5 points after three quarters before their 17-11 charge, which allowed them to win the game. American swingman Chris Davis (195-80, college: N.Texas, agency: Court Side) saved the victory by scoring 16 points and 6 rebounds. The other American import point guard Ronnie Taylor (188-81, college: NC-Greensboro, agency: Court Side) contributed with 16 points and 5 assists for the winners. point guard Gauthier Darrigand (184-82) replied with 12 points and 6 assists and American power forward Kurt Cunningham (205-87, college: Boise St.) added 15 points in the effort for Bordeaux. Four Bordeaux players scored in double figures. Le Portel left bottom position moving up to fifth place, which they share with 9 other teams including defeated Bordeaux. Bordeaux will play next round against ALM Evreux trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Le Portel will try to continue on its current victory against sixth ranked Denain Voltaire at home.
Top scorers:
Le Portel: R.Taylor 16+2reb+5ast, C.Davis 16+6reb+2ast, N.Wyatte 12+7reb+1ast, J.Ludon 8+1reb, I.Sy 6+5reb+3ast, M.N'Diaye 5+3reb
Bordeaux: K.Cunningham 15+2reb+1ast, O.Bassett 12+5reb+1ast, G.Darrigand 12+4reb+6ast, S.Driss 11+3reb, J.Ford 6+2reb+5ast, R.Dardaine 6+6reb
gschID: 139399


Boulazac - Antibes 86-84
A very close game took place in Boulazac between Boulazac Basket and Olympique Antibes. Boulazac Basket (2-0) got a very close home victory over Olympique Antibes (0-2). Boulazac Basket managed to escape with a 2-point win 86-84 on Saturday evening. Host team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. The hosts trailed by 7 points after three quarters before their 29-20 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Strangely Olympique Antibes outrebounded Boulazac Basket 41-25 including 31 on the defensive glass. It was a great shooting night for Boulazac Basket especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 53.3 percentage. American power forward Darryl Monroe (202-86, college: George Mason, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) notched a double-double by scoring 14 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the effort and the other American import Ryan Ayers (201-86, college: Notre Dame) supported him with 23 points. Even a double-double of 11 points and 16 rebounds by American power forward Jeff Allen (201-87, college: Virginia Tech) did not help to save the game for Olympique Antibes. Senegalese power forward Malick Badiane (211-84) added 17 points and 11 rebounds for the guests. Four Olympique Antibes players scored in double figures. Boulazac Basket maintains first position with 2-0 record, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Olympique Antibes still closes the standings with two games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Boulazac Basket will meet Nantes (#11) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Olympique Antibes will play against SO Maritime Boulogne (#7).
Top scorers:
Boulazac: R.Ayers 23+1reb+1ast, A.McKenzie 20+4reb, D.Monroe 14+11reb+5ast, M.Cheriet 9+2reb, A.Kerckhof 7+3reb+3ast, S.Njoya 6+1reb+6ast
Antibes: C.Brown 19+3reb+4ast, S.Essart 18+2reb+4ast, M.Badiane 17+11reb, J.Allen 11+16reb+1ast, B.Monclar 9+5reb+2ast, L.Bengaber 5+1ast


Stats Leaders - ProA
Points Per Game
 Eric CHATFIELD
  Paris-.
  (191-G-79)
  Avg: 27
 1. Chatfield, Paris-.27.0 
 2. Rochestie, Le Mans27.0 
 3. Covile, Nanterre24.0 
 4. Morlende, Hyeres-T.23.0 
 5. Akingbala, Nancy21.0 
 6. Anderson, Stras.20.0 
 7. Elonu, Pau-Lacq.20.0 
 8. Williams, Paris-.19.0 
 9. Gipson, Pau-Lacq.19.0 
 10. Edwards, Grave.19.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Akinlolu AKINGBALA
  Nancy
  (208-F-83)
  Avg: 11
 1. Akingbala, Nancy11.0 
 2. Elonu, Pau-Lacq.11.0 
 3. Page, Roanne10.0 
 4. Thompson, AS.10.0 
 5. Covile, Nanterre10.0 
 6. Hamilton, Paris-.10.0 
 7. Edwards, Grave.9.0 
 8. Sy, Orleans9.0 
 9. Camara, Le Havre9.0 
 10. Labeyrie, Hyeres-.9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Trenton MEACHAM
  Paris-.
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 10
 1. Meacham, Paris-.10.0 
 2. Dixon, Dijon8.0 
 3. Delaney, Chalon8.0 
 4. Schilb, Chalon7.0 
 5. Morlende, Hyeres-T.7.0 
 6. Shakur, Pau-Lacq.7.0 
 7. Albicy, Gravelines6.0 
 8. Linehan, Nancy6.0 
 9. Gipson, Pau-Lacq.6.0 
 10. Batum, Nancy6.0 
Steals Per Game
 Talor BATTLE
  Cholet
  (182-PG-88)
  Avg: 4
 1. Battle, Cholet4.0 
 2. Kahudi, Le Mans3.0 
 3. Meacham, Paris-.3.0 
 4. Miller, Poitiers3.0 
 5. Gipson, Pau-Lacq.3.0 
 6. Pellin, Orleans3.0 
 7. Johnson, Gravelines3.0 
 8. Riley, Nanterre3.0 
 9. Batum, Nancy3.0 
 10. Shuler, Nancy3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Dounia ISSA
  Gravelines
  (198-F-81)
  Avg: 3
 1. Issa, Gravelines3.0 
 2. Vaty, Gravelines2.0 
 3. Labeyrie, Hyeres-T.2.0 
 4. Jeanneau, Stras.1.0 
 5. Leonard, Le Havre1.0 
 6. Lewin, Dijon1.0 
 7. Chatfield, Paris-.1.0 
 8. Masingue, Paris-.1.0 
 9. Daniels, Nanterre1.0 
 10. Morandais, Paris-.1.0 


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The Rapid Miles Basketball Exchange With Mike Smith (Eisbaeren Bremerhaven) - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Mike Smith (198-G-87, college: E.Tenn.St.) is a 24 year old 198cm forward from Vandalia, Missouri that is playing his first season with the Eisbaeren Bremerhaven. He played at E. Tennessee from 2007-2011. In his senior year, he played 35 games: 17.9ppg, 6.8rpg, 1.9apg, FGP: 46.9%, 3PT: 36.7%, FT: 78.9%. This past summer, he took part at the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament (Pre-NBA Draft): 3 games: 10.0ppg, 8.3rpg, 1.7apg, 1.3spg, 1.0bpg. He was a A-Sun Tournament Winner -09, 10, and All-A-Sun Player of the Year -11. He spoke to eurobasket this summer about his basketball career.

You were in Bremen this summer and watched Dirk Nowitzki and Germany play Bosnia. What kind of experience was it watching Dirk in Bremen? What amazed you most about Dirk being in Germany?

Just the fan support that he has over here, the fans really love the guy and is a proven super star. Has proven himself in the best league in the world and he is well deserving of everything he has accomplished

You are starting your professional basketball career in the German beko BBL. What were the main reasons for choosing the Eisbaeren Bremerhaven?

Eisbaeren has made the playoffs the last two years and that made and impression on me, hoping that the returning guys and me could take this team to the next level.

What has been your early impression of the city of Bremerhaven and the organization?

The city of Bremerhaven is a fun little city, its not to big and not to small. The organization is well rounded from top to bottom and does an outstanding job with the basketball team!

How have the first talks with Doug Spradley been? What will be your role in the team?

My first talks with Coach Spradley have been good, he has total confidence in me to play for him. Whatever Coach ask and whatever this team needs me to do to win will be my role.

What is a strength in your game that doesnt get noticed right away from critics and fans?

A strength in my game that doesn't get noticed is that I am a terrific offense and defensive rebounder.

What has impressed you most about Bremerhaven fan favorite Torrell Martin the most so far?

Torrel has been a great leader and mentor for me as a rookie, every time he has something to say about the game or practices to help me develop into the player I want to be I soak it all in.

You played at E Tennesse from 2006-2011. What was the most important thing that you learned from head coach Murray Bartow?

Coach Murray Bartow was a great coach, he had a great coaching staff that worked hard. The biggest thing I learned at ETSU is defense wins games, and at this level I believe the same factors play into how well we do defensively is how well we will do this season.

You won both games against Lipscomb last season. How intimidating is Adnan Hodzic as a player and what do you remember most from his game?

Hodzic is a well rounded player, very strong and physical guy to guard. Extremely hard worker as well.. We had some good games against each other.

Who was the best player that you played against in the NCAA that might be in the NBA now and how did you do against him?

Dujaun Blair, Pittsburg, dude was just an animal and you can see it now in the NBA.


Recently you played at the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament (Pre-NBA Draft): 3 games: 10.0ppg, 8.3rpg, 1.7apg, 1.3spg, 1.0bpg. Who was your most fiercest opponent in these 3 games?

Casey Mitchell from West Virginia, he just shot the ball extremely well and lead the tournament in scoring, well rounded player.

What is a secret about good rebounding besides effort from a player?

Reading is all about effort in my opinion, who wants it more? Another key is just reading it off the rim.

What has surprised you most about Germany so far?

Everyone is really nice out here, food is a little different but i am getting used to it. The overall experience has been great!!


What was the last DVD movie that you saw?

The Town.

Thanks Mike for the chat.



Enrico Kufuor makes debut for Magdeburg - by Moritz Korff
Enrico Kufuor (185-G-87, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement) made his debut for the BBC Febro Eagles Madgeburg (1. Regionalliga North) on the weekend. The Berlin native had three points, two rebounds, two assists, two steals to go with four turnovers and spent a total of 16:31 minutes on the hardwood in a 81-58 win over DBV Charlottenburg. From 2008 until 2011 Kufuor played for NCAA D1 programme North Carolina State. He saw action in eight games during the 2010-11 season and averaged 0.2 points per contest.

When The Going Gets Tough, Justin Gray Gets Going Leading The Fraport Skyliners Past The Walter Tigers Tuebingen 73-66 - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
The last time that German national player Johannes Herber played in the Paul Horn arena, Bane Ratkovica was still performing his playmaking magic, Dane Watts was flying to the hoop with his long hair like surfer dude Jeff Spicolli, Chris Oliver was displaying his quick first step from the baseline and Kenny Wiliams was inserting fear with his harsh demeanour despite not moving a face muscle and still having that lovable smooth going Miami character, but when the Darmstadt native Herber walked on the court during warm-ups, he had to look around for a while before seeing some recognizable faces like Nicolai Simon or Ruben Spoeden. After a less than satisfactory showing against Oldenburg, the German wanted to return back to his old stomping ground and help delay the transformation of the Tiger NCAA babies of Duggins, Nash and Hodzic as his shot still wasnt falling consistently, but his defense was strong as he helped the Fraport Skyliners secure their first win of the season in a hard fought 73-67 victory in the pink jungle of Tuebingen. I was happy to be back and get a win here. It is never easy to win in Tuebingen. It was nice to see that Ruben Spoden is playing well as well as Akeem Vargas getting minutes. As for my self, I seem to have my lost my rhythm a bit, but I am not worrying. I contributed with good plays, stressed Johannes Herber. The game featured four NCAA rookies with Skyliner Jon Leuer being the most known of the bunch. I played against Nash in the NCAA. I dont remember him hitting three pointers like that. He will help them a lot this season, added 2011 NBA pick Jon Leuer. It was the first professional game of ex Wright State guard Vaughn Duggins and he was amazed with the crowd input. The atmosphere was amazing and the fans really touched my heart. They gave us unconditional love and you want to feed off that and give back. It was too bad we couldnt reward them with a win, stressed Vaughn Duggins. Their youngs guys played well. Nash hit big shots and Young showed he can run the team and play good defense. I was a cheerleader today. I really wanted to play, but I just try to stay positive and cheer the guys on, commented Beko BBL rookie Michael Thompson.

For The Walter Tigers Tuebingen, it was their first game of the season and they knew that a win would be crucial since their schedule doesnt get any easier in the next weeks with Munich, Artland and Bamberg, while the Fraport Skyliners were reeling of a very disappointing opening game loss against the EWE Baskets Oldenburg and wanted to rebound with a big win on the road. The Fraport Skyliners controlled the first half, but the Walter Tigers Tuebingen never gave up went on runs in the second half and cut the lead down to three points with a minute to play, but were unable to come out with a win at the end in crunch time. We came out sluggish in the first 5-8 minutes, but then tightened up on offense and defense. We fought back in the second half, but mistakes at the end like the switch on Leuer and the in bound pass from Young hurt us, stressed Canadian Velimir Radinovic. The Fraport Skyliners were just thrilled that they were able to escape the tigers den unscathed and see a big 1 in the win column. I am just happy we won this game. I thought we played well as a team even though we allowed Tuebingen to get back into the game. Our big strength tonight was that even in the most critical situations, we remained calm and were able to execute our plays, warned Skyliner captain Marius Nolte.

The Fraport Skyliners got the quick 2-0 lead as Jon Leuer gave Beko BBl rookie Adnan Hodzic a warm greeting with a step up jumper over him. Then both teams felt each other out a bit with no points being scored. However it was the Fraport Skyliners that found their rhythm first as they pounced on the Tigers going on a 11-2 run to take a 13-2 lead. The unexpected hero in this run was young 20 year old German Danilo Barthel who racked up 8 points and amazement by fans. Coach told me shortly before the game that I would start. He told me to defend well and do the easy things well. That I was able to score three easy baskets on the pick and roll was great. Tez gave me a perfect pass on the dunk. My four fouls werent good, but I am a young player and still need to learn a lot, added Danilo Barthel. Captain Marius Nolte had unending praise for the ex USC Heidelberg player. I am really happy how Danilo played. He was one of few players that played well against Oldenburg. Coach gave him the confidence by letting him start and I think his play early sparked the team, stated Marius Nolte. Frankfurt was playing steady defense forcing Tuebingen to low percentage shots. Down the stretch, Herber hit a pull up jumper and Justin Gray (188-G-84, college: Wake Forest) ended the first quarter with a buzzer beater as the Fraport Skyliners led 19-7. The Fraport Skyliners were shooting 53% from the field and 50% from outside while The Walter Tigers Tuebingen were shooting a miserable 11% from the field and 0% from outside. Frankfurt had the 8-7 rebound edge and two turnovers while Tuebingen had five turnovers.

The Fraport Skyliners continued to have control in the second quarter as their offense continued to buzz like a bee hive while the Walter Tigers Tuebingen continued to struggle on offense. Frankfurt got big buckets inside from Jimmy Mckinney and Justin Gray (188-G-84, college: Wake Forest) and the club displayed perfect team basketball as Nolte scored inside after German national player Tim Ohlbrecht opted to pass on a shot and fed the other German for an easy layup. Tuebingen got a big coast to coast hoop from young German Akeem Vargas and a three pointer from Tyrone Nash to cut the Frankfurt lead to 28-18, but Frankfurt didnt allow the Tigers to go on a run yet as Jimmy Mckinney showed time in and time out that he had the hot hand with a three pointer as Frankfurt continued to lead comfortable 32-19. After Lou Campbell and Jon Leuer traded baskets, it was time for Rueben Spoden to jump out of his shell and contribute two buckets in the last minute as Tuebingen trailed only 35-26. This is the second year for Spoden in Tuebingen and he seems to be making strides as well. I had a good preseason. I know I can play offense, but have to improve my defense. I practiced against Dane Watts each day last season and that really has helped. I am not afraid to make mistakes and know what I have to do to be successful. However I would rather have scored 0 points and have gotten the win, expressed Ruben Spoden. Justin Gray (188-G-84, college: Wake Forest) closed out the second quarter with a basket as the Fraport Skyliners went into halftime with the 38-26 lead. Key in the second quarter was getting back on transition and playing 5-5 and our zone was working, added Justin Gray (188-G-84, college: Wake Forest). The Fraport Skyliners were shooting 47% from the field and 30% from the three point line while The Walter Tigers Tuebingen were shooting 25% from the field and only 17% from the three point line. Tuebingen had the big 22-15 rebound edge, but nine turnovers while Frankfurt had only four turnovers.

Tigers coach Igor Perovic must of selected the right stimulating words, because his team didnt come out heavy, sluggish and full, but hungry and alert and went on a startling 9-0 run to cut the Frankfurt lead to only 38-35. Tuebingen had stepped up their defense and stopped the first four Skyliner offensive sets forcing two turnovers and their potent defense resulted in their offense executing more consistently. Campbell started the run with a dunk on a fast break which was followed by a Nash jumper and Duggins layup. However Frankfurt had an answer to combat the Tuebingen run. Last season it was Dashaun Wood who would pull the Skyliners out of precarious situations and this season it is Justin Gray (188-G-84, college: Wake Forest). Gray contributed nine points and quickly was able to get the Frankfurt lead back to 51-42. It was like in preseason. Gray carried the team and made tough shots, commented Danilo Barthel. Gray was key in the third quarter. We were unable to get him out of his game, added Ruben Spoden. Mckinney also helped in getting the lead back up with a pull up jumper. After three quarter, The Fraport Skyliners still had the 53-45 lead. We felt to sure coming into the third quarter. This is something that you cant let happen in this arena, said Marius Nolte. Tuebingen fought back. We started to execute better with pick and rolls and if I had a shot I took it. Tonight it was my turn to score, but in the next game it might be someone else. I will always be aggressive no matter what, warned Justin Gray (188-G-84, college: Wake Forest). The Fraport Skyliners were shooting 41% from the field and 27% from the parking lot while The Walter Tigers Tuebingen were shooting 34% from the field and 24% form the parking lot. Tuebingen still had the rebound battle won at 28-24, but had 12 turnovers while Frankfurt had only eight.

The Fraport Skyliners continued to have control of the game in the fourth quarter, but Tuebingen continued to chip away and not let Frankfurt totally close the door on them. The Fraport Skyliners went on a quick 6-2 run to lead 59-47 as Mckinney dropped another three point bomb and Gray hit a jumper. American Josh Young that averaged 26 points in the PRO B last season scored on a pretty lay up dashing to the basket like an antelope running for his life from a tiger, but Mckinney countered with a lay up. Young then scored again on a jumper from the corner keeping the Tiger hopes alive as Frankfurt led 63-54. Both teams then got to the free throw line, but Tuebingen was unable to get some consecutive stops on defense as the clock was winding down as Frankfurt still had the 67-58 lead. The Walter Tigers Tuebingen waited until the three minute mark to start a furious comeback as they shocked Frankfurt with a cruel 8-2 run to cut the Frankfurt lead to only 69-66 with one minute and thirty seconds to play. The Paul Horn arena was roaring as fans were dreaming of an upset in their first home game of the season. Campbell started the run with a timely three pointer in Campbell manner, Tuebingen then caught Frankfurt napping as they perfected a fast break with Campbell unleashing a touchdown bomb to Young who had snuck behind the Skyliners coming back on transition and Duggins hit a three pointer as the Tigers practiced top ball movement. Skyliner coach Muli Katzurin then called a time out. Coach told Jon Leuer to take the shot, commented Marius Nolte. Frankfurt came out and gave the ball to Leuer who didnt hesitate nailing a mid distance jumper for the 71-66 lead. I was happy to make that shot. It seems like so much has been going wrong for me. It was a pick and pop. They helped on Gray which left me open and I hit it, stressed Justin Gray (188-G-84, college: Wake Forest). Tuebingen then came back on offense and Josh Young turned the ball over on a strange in bound pass that went right while Vaughn Duggins went left securing the win for Frankfurt. It was a miscommunication between Duggins and me, stressed Josh Young. Gray made two free throws at the end as Frankfurt won 73-66. We executed well in the fourth quarter. Coach had confidence in Leuer to take that last shot. I had told him to keep shooting. It was a side pick and role. Pretty much what the Tuebingen defense gave us is what we worked with. Leuer was open so he took it, added Justin Gray (188-G-84, college: Wake Forest). Key today for the loss was that we didnt communicate well on defense. We played 25 minutes of good defense, stressed Vaughn Duggins.

The Fraport Skyliners were led by Justin Gray (188-G-84, college: Wake Forest) with 27 points, four rebounds and three assists. Jon Leuer contributed 13 points and nine rebounds. Jimmy Mckinney added 11 points. The Walter Tigers Tuebingen were led by Vaughn Duggins with 16 points. Lou Campbell added 10 points, eight rebounds and four assists while Josh Young produced 10 points and five rebounds. The first home loss for the Walter Tigers Tuebingen is surly discouraging, but it was a fine effort for a young team that is still finding themselves. We are a young team, but we have to know that we have to be ready to play each game. I think that we have a chance to beat any team. We just cant beat ourselves, warned Josh Young. Marius Nolte was impressed by the play of the pesky young Tigers team. They are a young team which has positives and negatives. You could see how much talent they have the way they hit big shots at the end, but then again one saw that they can have problems against a controlled offense and aggressive defense which happened at the start of the game. If they play hard in each game, then I think that they will have a good season, stressed Marius Nolte. After a good start in the shooting department, The Fraport Skyliners ended up shooting only 40% from the field and 24% from outside. Tuebingen also surprisingly controlled the boards 40-32, but Frankfurt improved their turnovers to 10 after having a weak 18 against Oldenburg in the first game. We have had injuries and I think that coach is still trying to figure out his rotation. We have to improve our transition defense and defensive rebounding. Tonight our offense dictated our defense, added Justin Gray (188-G-84, college: Wake Forest). The Fraport Skyliners host the s. Oliver Baskets Wurzburg on October 12th.




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Nikos Angelopoulos re-signs with Kavala - by Eurobasket News
Nikos Angelopoulos (205-F-84) will continue his career in Kavala. The forward re-signed a deal with the team for another season. It will the third straight season with Kavala for Nikos Angelopoulos. Last season the forward posted 4.7 points and 2.7 rebounds per game. Previously he had stints with Ilysiakos, Panionios and Egaleo. Nikos Angelopoulos used to play for Greek U18 and U21 National Teams.

Rethymno Aegean land Tomas Nagys - by Eurobasket News
Rethymno Aegean continued to strengthen their roster prior to the start of the new season. They have agreed on terms of contract with Tomas Nagys (209-F/C-80, college: Clemson). The player signed a one-year deal with the team. The Lithuanian centre started the previous season in Turkey. He played for Bornova. Tomas Nagys tallied 5.8 points and 2.8 rebounds per game in TBL. In January Tomas Nagys moved to Al Qadsia in Kuwait. He led his team to the champions title in Kuwait D1. Previously Tomas Nagys had stints in Poland, Russia, Italy, Latvia, Spain, Germany and Iran. He is also not new to Greece. Tomas Nagys used to play for AEL Larissa and Olimpia Patron.

Div.B Standing
B Standings
 1. Aiolos Trikallon 2-0 
 2. Doukas 2-0 
 3. Irakleio 2-0 
 4. Niki Volou 2-0 
 5. Anagennisi 1-1 
 6. Stratoni 1-1 
 7. Diagoras 1-1 
 8. Egaleo 1-1 
 9. Filathlitikos 1-1 
 10. Koroivos 1-1 
 11. MENT 1-1 
 12. Near East 1-1 
 13. Agia Paraskevis 0-2 
 14. Aias Evosmou 0-2 
 15. Halkidona 0-2 
 16. Iraklis 0-2 


Standings - A2
A2 Standings
 1. Apollon Patras 3-0 
 2. Ikaroi Serron 3-0 
 3. Panerythraikos 3-0 
 4. Amyntas Dafnis 2-1 
 5. AEK 2-1 
 6. Nea Kifisia 2-1 
 7. OFI 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 


Matej Krusic arrived yesterday for Aris - by Giorgos Diploidis
Matej Krusic (211-C-87) arrived yesterday in Thessaloniki to play for the team of Aris Thessaloniki The Slovenian center for will replace Watkins Darryl who didn't convince the coach of Aris Vangelis Alexandris. It was decided the 'yellows' to take an American player for the play maker position who was Dominic James and a player from Europe, Matej Krusic (211-C-87) for the center for .

Krusic last year with Geoplin Slovan Ljubljana had in 29 games, 11.3ppg and 6.8rpg.


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Falco starts the right way - by Chad Timberlake
We begin the season with a win. The first game of the season is always tough and very important. It's important in so many ways. It seems to set your teams mentality for the better when you start off with a win. Throughout the whole game it was very intense. PVSK Pannonpower Pecs played with nothing to lose and started the game very hot from 3. Led by Andrija Ciric (199-G-80, agency: BeoExcell). The game turned into our favor and we were able to establish a comfortable lead. Djordje Pantelic (204-F-84) held the paint down for us recording a double double with 17 points and 11 rebounds along with 3 blocks. Laszlo Kalman (186-G-72, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) led our team in assists with 9. We gave our fans some excitement when first Zsolt Szabo (202-F-86, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) had a nasty dunk in the first half. If you thought that one was nice the dunk that Tamas Harazin (204-F-85) provided was even more spectacular. This one was a body to body fast break one handed slam. Of course we had to talk about this in the locker room when the game was over haha. I contributed with 15, 4 and 4.

Now we focus our attention to ZTE. They have made a couple additions to their team and are making steps to get better. Going back to ZTE is always fun.... as long as we win haha.

I would like to invite all the readers of this blog to go online and listen to church service. Sunday mornings at 9:00 am or 11:00 am EST. So for me, being over in Hungary I get to stay connected to my church and listen to my pastor and the worship team every Sunday at 5:00 pm over here.

http://www.metrolifechurch.cc/

For years I have been playing overseas and the difficulty of trying to find a english speaking church can be exhausting. I have been blessed enough to have found a church that I can watch online. I just think some of my friends and readers of this blog would enjoy it. When I was in the gym this summer in Miami I met a guy named Franco who invited me to church and challenged me in a way that got my attention. I have since committed myself to the Lord and have never been happier.

Also I would like to wish a Happy Anniversary to Pastor Steve and Mary Alessi who are celebrating 24 years of marriage. Thank you for the example you two set.

*******Sadly I have received some horrible news. Chauncey Hardy (183-PG-88, college: Sacred Heart) has past away after suffering injuries in a bar fight in Romania. Keep his friends family and teammates in prayer.

Thanks for the comments, all I have heard was good things about Molo. Thanks for the suggestion Leslie. And Dora, thank you for your email listing a few places around here for Gundel. I appreciate it.

Your favorite blogger

Chad Timberlake (194-G-84, college: Fairleigh Dickinson)


Division A: Round One review - by Eurobasket News
The Regular Season in Division A started this past weekend. Below you can check the game stats, reports and schedule for Round Three.

Kecskemeti - Marso NYKK 88-55
The game without a history. Kecskemeti led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 21-of-27 free shots (77.8 percent) during the game. Kecskemeti outrebounded Marso NYKK 46-32 including a 36-23 advantage in defensive rebounds. 24 personal fouls committed by Marso NYKK helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The former international guard Krisztian Wittmann (185-85, agency: FCM) fired 17 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. The former international center Zoltan Bencze (213-81, agency: FCM) chipped in a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Four Kecskemeti players scored in double figures. Kecskemeti's coach felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Serbian guard Stefan Fekete (188-86, agency: Beo Basket) produced 14 points and 4 assists and Serbian power forward Ivan Miskovic (203-84, college: Alaska-Fairb.) added 8 points and 11 rebounds respectively for lost side. Kecskemeti is looking forward to face PVSK Pannon in Pecs in the next round. Marso NYKK will play at home against Kormend and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Kecskemeti: T.Kelley 19+3reb+4ast, K.Wittmann 17+5reb+6ast, Z.Bencze 16+11reb, M.Csorvasi 11+11reb, G.Radonjic 8+5reb, I.Vukadinov 7+5reb+2ast
Marso NYKK: S.Fekete 14+4reb+4ast, E.Sitku 12, M.Mohacsi 10+2reb+2ast, I.Miskovic 8+11reb+1ast, D.Djogo 6+7reb, K.Nagy 3+4reb+1ast
gschID: 144704


Falco-Szova - PVSK Pannon 77-64
The game was mostly controlled by Falco-Szova. PVSK Pannon managed to win second period 20-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Falco-Szova dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to PVSK Pannon's 26. They outrebounded PVSK Pannon 34-16 including a 26-12 advantage in defensive rebounds. Serbian forward Djordje Pantelic (204-84) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds for the winners and American guard Chad Timberlake (194-84, college: Fairleigh Dickinson) chipped in 15 points and 4 assists. Five Falco-Szova players scored in double figures. At the losing side Serbian guard Andrija Ciric (199-80, agency: BeoExcell) responded with 22 points and Serbian guard Nikola Vasojevic (195-86) scored 18 points. Falco-Szova will meet ZTE KK in the next round. PVSK Pannon will play against Kecskemeti.
Top scorers:
Falco-Szova: D.Pantelic 17+11reb, C.Timberlake 15+4reb+4ast, T.Harazin 13+5reb+3ast, Z.Szabo 11+5reb, L.Kalman 10+3reb+9ast, M.Szanati 5+1reb+1ast
PVSK Pannon: A.Ciric 22+3reb+1ast, N.Vasojevic 18+2ast, P.Kovacs 13+1reb+2ast, N.Toth 5+3reb+2ast, J.Eilingsfeld 4+4reb, O.Biro 2+2reb
gschID: 144705


ZTE KK - Soproni 65-76
ZTE KK was ahead by 1 point after three quarters before a 24-12 charge of Soproni, which allowed them to win the game. They dominated down low during the game scoring 46 of its points in the paint compared to ZTE KK's 26. They outrebounded ZTE KK 32-15 including a 25-12 advantage in defensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Dontay Thomas (186-84, college: La Salle) who helped to win the game recording 20 points and 6 rebounds. His fellow American import guard Janou Rubin (193-82, college: UCLA) contributed with 15 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Swingman Gergely Baki (195-87, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) answered with 16 points and 6 rebounds and American guard Bryquis Perine (190, college: Wisc.-Green Bay, agency: Court Side) added 16 points and 4 assists in the effort for ZTE KK. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. It was the only win of guest team this round and in all other games host teams recorded victories. Soproni will play against Atomeromu in Paks in the next round. ZTE KK will play at home against Falco-Szova.
Top scorers:
Soproni: D.Thomas 20+6reb+3ast, J.Rubin 15+7reb, A.Molnar 14+1reb+1ast, R.Keresztes 10+7reb, Z.Vesztergom 7+2reb, F.Boldizsar 5+5reb+2ast
ZTE KK: G.Baki 16+6reb+2ast, B.Perine 16+2reb+4ast, B.Delity 16+2reb+2ast, G.Toth 10+3reb+1ast, D.Gaspar 5+2reb+1ast, G.Kinter 2
gschID: 144706


Albacomp - FS Debrecen 109-65
The game without a history. Albacomp led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Albacomp shot 24 for 32 from the free-throw line, while FS Debrecen only scored eight points from the stripe. They outrebounded FS Debrecen 44-32 including 16 on the offensive glass. Albacomp players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. 26 personal fouls committed by FS Debrecen helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American forward Wayne Chism (206-87, college: Tennessee) nailed a double-double by scoring 18 points and 15 rebounds for the winning side and the former international point guard Balazs Simon (188-80, agency: Court Side) accounted for 17 points and 11 assists. Five Albacomp players scored in double figures. Power forward Miklos Szabo (206-86, college: Hofstra) came up with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists and American point guard Justin Ingram (185-85, college: Toledo) added 16 points respectively for FS Debrecen 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. Albacomp's next round opponent will be Szedeak in Szeged. FS Debrecen will play at home against Szolnok.
Top scorers:
Albacomp: D.Hollis 20+2reb+1ast, W.Chism 18+15reb+2ast, B.Simon 17+2reb+11ast, M.El Amin 14+4reb+5ast, A.Madar 14, R.Hendlein 10+9reb+1ast
FS Debrecen: M.Szabo 20+12reb+4ast, J.Ingram 16+3ast, D.Takacs 6+7reb+1ast, I.Kovacs 5+3reb+1ast, C.Kaluha 4+2reb+1ast, A.Varga 4+2reb
gschID: 144701


Kormend - Kaposvari 103-68
The game was mostly controlled by Kormend. Kaposvari was better in fourth quarter 19-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Kormend shot 64.1 percent from the field. Kormend had a 23-12 advantage in offensive rebounds. American forward Rashad Bell (201-82, college: Boston U.) fired 26 points and 5 rebounds (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field) for the winners. His fellow American import power forward Darian Townes (208-84) chipped in 20 points, 6 rebounds and 4 blocks (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Coach 's team controlled all game and the coach could let to play all 12 players and allowed the starting five to rest. American guard Nik Raivio (194-86, college: Portland, agency: Priority Sports) produced 21 points and 8 rebounds and power forward Jozsef Lekli (206-87) added 12 points and 7 rebounds respectively for lost side. Kormend will face Marso NYKK in Nyiregyhaza in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Kaposvari will play against Jaszberenyi.
Top scorers:
Kormend: R.Bell 26+5reb+2ast, D.Townes 20+6reb+1ast, A.Rujak 10+1reb+2ast, K.Powell 9+8reb+3ast, C.Ferencz 9+6reb+3ast, I.Nemeth 8+2ast
Kaposvari: N.Raivio 21+8reb+2ast, J.Lekli 12+7reb, J.Wilson 12+2reb+3ast, A.Keister 9+3reb, D.Koma 6+3reb, B.Szoke 5+2reb
gschID: 144702


Atomeromu - Szedeak 93-80
The game was mostly controlled by Atomeromu. Szedeak was better in third quarter 24-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Atomeromu shot 61.0 percent from the field. American guard Lorenzo Williams (191-84, college: Rice, agency: Court Side) fired a double-double by scoring 23 points and 10 assists (perfect from the field making all nine shots !!!) for the winners. The former international swingman Tamas Kaman (200-79, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) chipped in 17 points. Atomeromu's coach Peter Volgyi used an eleven-player rotation and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Serbian power forward Nebojsa Dukic (206-85) produced 27 points and Serbian Tomislav Ivosev added 21 points and 7 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Atomeromu will face Soproni on the road in the next round . Szedeak will play against Albacomp in Szekesfehervar.
Top scorers:
Atomeromu: L.Williams 23+3reb+10ast, T.Kaman 17+3reb+3ast, D.Wilson 14+1reb, L.Nailon 11+5reb+3ast, D.Vojvoda 8+3reb+2ast, G.Koertelyesi 8+3reb
Szedeak: N.Dukic 27+4reb+1ast, T.Ivosev 21+7reb+3ast, A.Tanacs 13+4reb, G.Drahos 10+3reb+7ast, Z.Kiss 5+2reb+2ast, M.Vida 4+1reb+3ast


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Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Kevin SOWELL
  Guasave
  (190-G-81)
  Avg: 30.7
 1. Sowell, Guasave30.7 
 2. White, Cananea28.0 
 3. Sowell, Culiacan27.3 
 4. Gale, Mexicali26.8 
 5. Brown, Tepic24.8 
 6. White, Los Mochis24.2 
 7. Brown, Cananea24.1 
 8. Moore, Culiacan23.8 
 9. Brown, Tepic23.3 
 10. Gabbidon, Tijuana23.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Brandon BROWN
  Cananea
  (201-F-85)
  Avg: 10.9
 1. Brown, Cananea10.9 
 2. Moss, Nogales9.9 
 3. Angounou, Guasave9.8 
 4. Brown, Tepic9.6 
 5. VanderMeer, Mexica.9.6 
 6. Malloy, Los Mochis8.7 
 7. Broxsie, Nogales8.7 
 8. Shipley, Tijuana8.6 
 9. Gray, Hermosillo8.2 
 10. Thomas, Hermosillo8.1 
Assists Per Game
 William FUNN
  Guasave
  (188-G-82)
  Avg: 8.2
 1. Funn, Guasave8.2 
 2. Watson, Tijuana5.7 
 3. White, Los Mochis5.7 
 4. White, Cananea5.4 
 5. Winder, Guaymas5.2 
 6. Thomas, Hermosillo4.8 
 7. Brown, Tepic4.4 
 8. Nungaray, Guaymas4.2 
 9. Marentes, Guaymas4.0 
 10. Monreal, Hermosil.3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Davin WHITE
  Cananea
  (186-G-81)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. White, Cananea2.3 
 2. Moore, Culiacan1.9 
 3. Roby, Guaymas1.8 
 4. Funn, Guasave1.7 
 5. Gale, Mexicali1.7 
 6. Rougeau, Culiacan1.6 
 7. White, Los Mochis1.6 
 8. Brown, Cananea1.6 
 9. Sowell, Guasave1.6 
 10. Brown, Nogales1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Kevin SOWELL
  Culiacan
  (190-G-81)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Sowell, Culiacan3.2 
 2. Gale, Mexicali2.6 
 3. Sowell, Guasave2.3 
 4. White, Los Mochis2.2 
 5. Shipley, Tijuana2.2 
 6. Funn, Guasave2.1 
 7. Brown, Tepic2.1 
 8. Thomas, Hermosillo2.0 
 9. Brown, Tepic2.0 
 10. Malloy, Los Mochis1.9 


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Stats Leaders (Men)
Points Per Game
 Ousmane BARRO
  Bourg
  (207-C-84)
  Avg: 28
 1. Barro, Bourg28.0 
 2. Tsagarakis, Bourg24.0 
 3. Copeland, Bourg23.0 
 4. McKenzie, Boulazac21.0 
 5. Siggers, Rouen19.0 
 6. Franklin, Vichy18.5 
 7. James, Denain18.5 
 8. Rowland, Evreux18.5 
 9. Rohnert, Denain17.0 
 10. Denave, St Vallier17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Christophe MASSIE
  Limoges
  (206-C/F-77)
  Avg: 14
 1. Massie, Limoges14.0 
 2. Dunn, Rouen11.5 
 3. Wood, Evreux10.5 
 4. Rossiter, Denain10.5 
 5. Daniels, Chalons-.9.5 
 6. Prowell, St Vallier9.0 
 7. Badiane, Antibes9.0 
 8. Flowers, Vichy9.0 
 9. James, Denain8.5 
 10. Barro, Bourg8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Donald COPELAND
  Bourg
  (177-PG-84)
  Avg: 19
 1. Copeland, Bourg19.0 
 2. Choquet, Fos Ouest7.0 
 3. Poupet, Rouen6.5 
 4. Darnauzan, Mauri.6.5 
 5. Paelay, Quimper5.5 
 6. Taylor, Le Portel5.5 
 7. Rowland, Evreux5.0 
 8. Darrigand, Bordeaux5.0 
 9. Gomis, Limoges5.0 
 10. James, Denain4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Ousmane BARRO
  Bourg
  (207-C-84)
  Avg: 5
 1. Barro, Bourg5.0 
 2. Milbourne, Limoges4.0 
 3. Denave, St Vallier4.0 
 4. Charles, Nantes3.5 
 5. Driss, Bordeaux3.0 
 6. Toti, St Vallier3.0 
 7. Eito, Vichy3.0 
 8. Fergerson, Nantes3.0 
 9. Flowers, Vichy2.5 
 10. Rowland, Evreux2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Malick BADIANE
  Antibes
  (211-F/C-84)
  Avg: 4
 1. Badiane, Antibes4.0 
 2. Massie, Limoges2.5 
 3. Dunn, Rouen2.0 
 4. Daniels, Chalons-.2.0 
 5. McKenzie, Boulazac2.0 
 6. Ford, Bordeaux1.5 
 7. Marshall, Lille1.5 
 8. Ramseyer, Nantes1.0 
 9. Diaw, Bordeaux1.0 
 10. Gregoire, Boulogne1.0 


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Stats Leaders - Men
Points Per Game
 Shawn ATUPEM
  UCC Demons
  (200-F-89)
  Avg: 30
 1. Atupem, UCC Demons30.0 
 2. Thompson, B.Gais N.29.0 
 3. Cummins, Belfast26.0 
 4. Turner, 11890 K.23.0 
 5. Stith, UCD Marian21.0 
 6. Glover, DCU Saints21.0 
 7. Kinevane, UL Eagl.19.0 
 8. O''Brien, 11890 K.17.0 
 9. Cunningham, Moycul.16.0 
 10. O''Sullivan, UCC D.15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jermaine TURNER
  11890 K.
  (195-F-74)
  Avg: 17
 1. Turner, 11890 K.17.0 
 2. Atupem, UCC Demons16.0 
 3. Thompson, B.Gais N.14.0 
 4. Enos, Moycullen12.0 
 5. Stith, UCD Marian11.0 
 6. O''Brien, 11890 K.10.0 
 7. Quill, DCU Saints10.0 
 8. Glover, DCU Saints9.0 
 9. O''Reilly, UCC D.9.0 
 10. Taylor, B.Gais N.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Robert CLARKE
  11890 K.
  (175-G-87)
  Avg: 6
 1. Clarke, 11890 K.6.0 
 2. O''Neill, 11890 K.5.0 
 3. Walsh, B.Gais N.5.0 
 4. Coughlan, UCC D.5.0 
 5. Kinevane, UL Eagl.5.0 
 6. Turner, 11890 K.4.0 
 7. McGinn, B.Gais N.4.0 
 8. Thompson, B.Gais N.3.0 
 9. Meany, UCD Marian3.0 
 10. Brazdeikis, B.Gai.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Jermaine TURNER
  11890 K.
  (195-F-74)
  Avg: 6
 1. Turner, 11890 K.6.0 
 2. O''Neill, 11890 K.4.0 
 3. Stith, UCD Marian3.0 
 4. Anderson, DCU S.3.0 
 5. Taylor, B.Gais N.3.0 
 6. Dawson, Belfast2.0 
 7. King, UL Eagles2.0 
 8. Madsen, 11890 K.2.0 
 9. Cronin, B.Gais N.2.0 
 10. McGinn, B.Gais N.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Jermaine TURNER
  11890 K.
  (195-F-74)
  Avg: 4
 1. Turner, 11890 K.4.0 
 2. O''Brien, 11890 K.2.0 
 3. Madsen, 11890 K.2.0 
 4. Thompson, B.Gais N.2.0 
 5. Duggan, UCC Demons1.0 
 6. O''Sullivan, UCC D.1.0 
 7. Quigley, UL Eagles1.0 
 8. Cronin, B.Gais N.1.0 
 9. Quill, DCU Saints1.0 
 10. Donnelly, DCU S.1.0 


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Maccabi T-A And Holon Advance to ''Chance'' Cup Semi-Final With Style - by Carmel Drori
By: David Pick and Carmel Drori

After Hapoel Jerusalem and Maccabi Rishon advanced yesterday to the Israeli 'Chance' cup semi-finals with W's over Bnei Hasharon and Maccabi Ashdod, Hapoel Holon and Maccabi did the same tonight with win over Gilboa/Galil and Netanya.

Hapoel Holon 101- Galil/Gilboa 67

The first quarter-finals match of the night saw Hapoel Holon battle Galil/Gilboa for the right to play Maccabi Rishon in tomorrow semi-finals round. The purple-and-yellow Holonian men opened a small gap after one, mostly thanks to Israeli point guard Moran Roth, with 8-first quarter points and a 21:17. Roth and his American teammates kept setting the tone in the first-half as Holon's foreigners combined for 27 points, enjoying a 46:35 intermission lead.

In the third, Galil made some comeback noise cutting the deficit down to five points, Galil's power forward, Romeo Travis came down on his ankle, and never returned. Bryant Dunston's 'and-one' jam and two blocks, maintained his team's lead after three, 66:53. The final period was a continuation of the first-two, where Holon continued to dominate with highlight plays from Dunston, Lewis and Roth on route to the 'Chance' cup semi finals, tomorrow against either Maccabi/Netanya.

Holon: Moran Roth had a game 24 points (7/8-2), Ron Lewis 20 & 6ast, Tasmin Mitchell 17 & 7reb, Bryant Dunston 14 points (6/6-2) 2blk, Patrick Sullivan 11 and Sean Daniel added 9 points.

Galil/Gilboa: Dagan Yavzuri 19 (3/5-3), Joseph Jones 14 & 7reb, Jan Martin & Ido Kozikaro had 7 each in a losing effort.


Maccabi Tel-Aviv 117 - Elitzur Netanya 66

Humiliated, embarrassed, upset, If you played for Netanaya today, you probably felt just that.
You can't say that Netanya thought they would win this game against the yellow powerhouse, but they definitely did not see this disaster coming, the team lost by 51, yes, 51 points with Farmar, Shawn James and other key players sitting on the bench for most of the second half.

Jon Scheyer had 16:30 minutes on the court and the young player finally showed everyone why he deserves to be here. Scheyer scored 13 points (3/3-2) after scoring only 2 in his first 3 games with Maccabi.
Netanya tried to do something but apparently Adrian Banks was the only guy who got off the bus. The excellent shooting-guard scored 29 points for his team with an overall ranking of 22.

Maccabi: Shawn James played 20:15 minutes, he scored 16 points and added 13 rebounds, Lior Eliyahu 17, David Blu 15, Jordan Farmar 14 (6 assists), Richard Hendrix 14 (8 rebounds, 4 blocks),Jon Scheyer 13, Yogev Ohayon 7 (10 assists).

Netanya: Adrian Banks 29 (10/18-2), Jerome Randle 12 (7 assists), Chris Watson 7 (4 rebounds).



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DNA results, Round 3 - by Armando Caporaso
In the third round of the regular season Casalpusterlengo obtained the second victory on the court of Ruvo (still without wins) for 91-87 after an overtime. In the last minute of the last quarter the Adriatica Industriale led to 74-70 but the visitors grabbed the OT thanks the 3 points shoot of Roberto Prandin in the last play (76-76). During the extra-time are decisive the points of Prandin and Loschi for the victory of the Assigeco. Own Prandin Roberto is the MVP of the game with 21 points (7/13 at shoot) and 7 rebounds, 9 points and 11 rebounds for Chiumenti Alberto with 4 assist and 4 steals and great performance of the bench with 17 points of Castelli Riccardo, 14 points for Loschi Federico with 6 rebounds, double-double of Ricci Gianpaolo with 10 points and 11 rebounds and 7 points + 6 assist for Venuto Marco. For the hosts just 2 players in double digit, 27 points each for Antrops Gints and Tagliabue Marco. For the Latvian also 9 rebounds but too many shoots (11/25), for the forward on the contrary a good day at shoot (11/13 by 2) adding 7 rebounds. For the others there are 8 points of Tomasiello Gianluca (4 assist) and De martino Pasquale and 7 points for Bonacini Davide adding 4 assist and 4 steals. Third victory for Omenga (74-72 against Matera) obtained after an overtime. For the visitors the top scorer is Saccaggi Andrea with 22 points and a good 7/10 at shoot, 17 points for Prelazzi Franco, 14 points + 11 rebounds of Casadei Daniele (but also 6 turnovers) and 9 points, from the bench, for Picazio Pierpaolo. Just 2 points for Bertolazzi Matteo in 40 minutes (0/4 at shoot) but however a decisive job with 6 rebounds, 4 steals and 7 assist (15 of ranking). For the Bawer this is the third consecutive defeat, not enough the 20 points of the star Vico Sebastian with 7 rebounds and 3 assist but also 7/20 at shoot. For the other players of the hosts 15 points of Tardito Luca with 9 rebounds and always 15 points for Grappasonni Cristiano with 7 rebounds, 3 assist and 28 of ranking thanks the perfect percentages (4/4 and 5/5 in the free throws). Capo D'Orlando exceeds without too problems the Angels of Santarcangelo for 80-55 thanks the good start (24-16) and the perfect last period (25-10). The Upea dominates at rebound (49-36) thus obtaining the second win. Andrea Benevelli (202-F-85) is the MVP thanks a fantastic performance: the power forward scores 28 points in 30 minutes with a great 12/19 by 2 adding also 10 rebounds and 3 steals. Very good match also for the ex Rimini Crow Nicholas that closed with 21 points + 13 rebounds and 4 steals, 16 points of Zanelli Fabio with 6 assist and 6 rebounds and 8 points, with 5 assist, for Alessandri Filippo. For the visitors very bad day at shoot (22/51 by 2 and 1/15 by 3!), Rivali Eugenio is the top scorer with 13 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assist and 3 steals. For the others there are 12 points of Ancellotti Andrea with 6 rebounds, 10 points and 6 rebounds of Bedetti Luca and 7 points with 6 rebounds for Broglia Giorgio. In the other games:

Benacquista Latina - Liomatic Perugia 57-81 (A.Quarisa 19 pts, R.Truccolo 18 pts, R.Tavernelli-F.Baldi Rossi 8 reb, D.Poltroneri 4 ass, L.Bisconti 3 stl)
Liomatic Bari - SBS Castelletto 82-78 (S.Ferrarese 29 pts & 4 ass, M.Cardillo 10 reb & 7 ass, A.Ruggiero 6 ass, D.Barozzi-F.Dri 3 stl)
Romana Anagni - AcegasAps Trieste 71-82 (A.Malamov 20 pts & 4 ass & 5 stl & 7 reb, I.Ferraro 10 reb, M.Carra-L.Zaccariello-R.Santolamazza 16 pts)
BPMed Napoli - Brandini Firenze 68-60 (S.Lenardon 17 pts, B.Musso 16 pts & 3 stl, A.Iannilli 14 reb & 4 ass, S.Spizzichini 14 reb)
Enoagrimm San Severo - Co.Mark Treviglio 82-76 (J.Valentini 22 pts & 4 stl, A.Fabi 20 pts & 4 stl, G.Fattori 21 pts & 6 reb, F.Lovatti 9 ass, M.Planezio 5 stl)
La Fortezza Recanati - P.Mitchell Pavia 74-61 (R.Cazzaniga 23 pts & 5 stl & 2 blk, A.Cecchetti 17 pts & 8 reb, R.Maggio-S.Centanni-I.Cisse' 3 stl)
Spes Fabriano - Bitumcalor Trento 65-70 (L.Conte 19 pts & 4 ass, M.Pazzi 17 reb & 4 ass, N.Stanic 8 ass, A.Iardella 17 pts & 4 stl, A.Forray 17 pts)
FMC Ferentino - Zerouno Torino 74-58 (M.Carrizo 19 pts, F.Ihedioha 18 pts & 8 reb, F.Guarino 16 pts & 6 stl, S.Bonfiglio 5 ass)
BLS Chieti - Consum.it Siena 71-78 (S.Simeoli 29 pts & 12 reb & 4 stl, E.Rossi 14 reb & 4 ass & 5 stl, A.Tessitore 10 reb & 6 stl, S.Rajola 5 ass, A.Martelli 19 pts)


SerieA round 1 best performance: Travis Diener - by Eurobasket News
American point guard Travis Diener (184-PG-82) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Banco di Sard., receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 1.
The 29-year old player was the main contributor (25 points, four rebounds and six assists) to his team's victory, helping them to crush Novipiu CM (#14, 0-1) with 20-point margin 78-58. Banco di Sard. is placed at 3rd position in Italian SerieA. But it's just the very beginning of the season and Banco di Sard. won just one (their first) game. It's too early to say anything as the standings can be changed completely after next round. In the team's last game Diener had a remarkable 71.4% from 2-point range and got five three-pointers out of 8 attempts. It's his second year at Banco di Sard. and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Former Marquette University star has very solid stats this year. Diener is in league's top in points (2nd best: 25.0ppg), assists (3rd best: 6.0apg) and averages impressive 71.4% FGP and 62.5% from behind 3-point line.

The second best player in last round's games was 26-year old American Andre Smith (203-F-85) of Pepsi Caserta. Smith had a very good evening with 24 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists. It was enough for Pepsi Caserta to edge Benetton TV (0-1) 85-84. His team has extremely good start of the season. They won their first game. However the season is at the beginning, so everything can happen. They still may lose their high position in the standings. Smith is a newcomer at Pepsi Caserta, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 24.0ppg (#4). He also registered 7.0 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was American center Jared Homan (206-C-83) of CS Bologna (#5). Homan scored 23 points and grabbed sixteen rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of CS Bologna, leading his team to a 93-91 win against Lottomatica (#13, 0-1). CS Bologna has a very good start of the season. But there was just one game played, so it's too early to judge them at this stage. Homan also has a very good start of the season with very strong stats. The season just started for Homan as he played only first game. But it already looks like he can be team's leader.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Jeff Adrien (202-F/C-86) of Benetton TV - 18 points and 11 rebounds
5. Greg Brunner (201-C/F-83) of Fabi Shoes - 18 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Sani Becirovic (196-G-81) of Benetton TV - 20 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists
7. Valerio Amoroso (204-F/C-80) of Banca Tercas - 17 points and 11 rebounds
8. David Andersen (212-C-80) of Montepaschi - 11 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Vladimir Dasic (207-F-88) of Lottomatica - 22 points and 6 rebounds
10. Chevon Troutman (202-F-81) of Sidigas AV - 18 points and 9 rebounds

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


Interview with Sharon Drucker, head coach of Fabi Shoes Montegranaro - by Antonello Varallo
1-)You are a very experienced coach, having worked in Israel, Russia, Belgium, Lithuania, Greece, Germany and Italy. How does your work change from country to country?

Sharon Drucker: I really worked in alot of countries but my philosophy stayed the same, in each club which I worked I try to bring a way and system not only on the court but also outside, to treat people with respect and honesty, for sure every place is different but in every place I learned a lot.

2-)During last season, before joining Montegranaro, you were the head coach of Aris Salonicco. How can you describe the atmospheare of the games between Paok and Aris?

SD: it's unforgetable experience, the gym was full 1.5 hour before the game, was lot of tens and pressure and every sportsman like to play infront of 7000 packed gym, we won this game and the celebrations was all week, they are 2 big clubs with big tradition and history.

3-)You worked in one of the most important European teams, Maccabi Tel Aviv, and now you are the coach of a team that does not have a great history but doesn't hide a great ambition. How can your experience help the team?

SD: as I said before, when Mr Vacirca hired me we knew each other for years, I showed him my plan and the philosophy I believe in and we thought that together we can accomplish the targets. It's only the beggining and it' s like you said a young club that wants to build his way, but the project of Ancona is a big challenge for us and we worked hard to succeed. Maccabi is special example of successful club with very good organization that even without big budget always belongs to the top of Europe.

4-)How much did the injury of Edgar Sosa change what you had planned?

SD: it was hard news to hear and tragedy for Sosa himself, we are sure he'll recover and he will be back to play the game he loves. It happend 1 month before the season and we had to reorganize our roster again, I think management was open and did good job, we took 2 good players that fit our vision, Coby Karl and Ivan Zoroski and although we had very little time they already helped us a lot.

5-)Jerry Green, Chris Mccray, San Van Rossom, are players you coached before their arrive in Italy. Do you think they showed all their skills in Italy?

SD: I followed them and I think they came to Italy and did good job and played in high level clubs like Cant and Pesaro.

6-)Greg Brunner is another player that worked with you, in Belgium, winning the Belgian Cup. How much has his ability changed from 2008? Can he became a sort of Kelly McCarty?

SD: Brunner and McCarty are in different position, Kelly was in my 1st team that I coached in Israel and we did great acheievements together, he deserves the place he reached! Greg become better every year, he developed since we were together last time and I'm happy to work with him again, he is tough and competitor!

7-)Jerel McNeal is a young player with a great potential, but he did not play his best game against Avellino. What does he have to learn to compete in European basket?

SD: He is a player I followed since his time in college, I think he can help us in a lot of parameters on the floor, last game he had foul trouble and didn't get into the rhythm but we know him, we believe in him and we count on him, a good team recovers teamates and that's what our players did last game. It's a long League and Jerrel we'll be there for us.

8-)You were a playmaker in Israelian League. Does your past as a player help your point guards?

SD: to be honest I was a very average player but I was a point guard, so I tried to help my team, I know what it means to be proffessional player and how much it takes for them mentally and phisically, I try to help and support every player I coach.

9-) What would you like to change about Italian Basketball? You had a terrible experience with Fortitudo...

SD: I really had bad and strange situation in Fortitudo but until now I see high level of competition here and ambitious by all the clubs.

10-) Can you make a comparision between two big coaches as PiniGershon and Ettore Messina?

SD: I was in lots of clinics with coach Messina and i worked with coach Gershon, it's like comparing Mercedes (Messina) with Lada (Gershon).



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 


Bennet Cantu inks Giorgi Shermadini - by Giovanni Bargna
Bennet Cantu adds size under the boards signing Giorgi Shermadini (216-C-89). The Center from Georgia had his debut with Maccabi Tbilisi in season 2005-2006.
He was signed in November 2008 by Panathinaikos Athens. His first european appearance came in season 2009-2010 when he posted 4.5 points per game and 2.2 rebounds in the Eurolegue. In the same season Shermadini had 5.1 ppg and 2.7 rpg in the Greek League.
Last season the big man from Georgia was sent on loan to Union Olimpija Ljubljana (7.4 ppg and 3.4 rpg in Euroleague).
In the summer Giorgi Shermadini flew to Lithuania with his National Team to battle in the european championships along with his new teammate Manuchar Markoishvili (195-G-86).
4.4 points per game and 4.4 rebounds for him in Lithuania.


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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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Stats Leaders - Men
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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  KOSOVO   


Bashkimi wins another pre-season match, this time against Prishtina - by Dren Shporta
Orange boys from Prizren have taken seriously this year preparations for the championship. In the weekend they played against Prishtina in Prizren and won the game with the result 84:75. There were nearly 1000 spectators in the match to see the new players of Bashkimi.

Bashkimi thanks to Shaptahovics fast game made a difference in the first quarter, 23:16. In the second quarter they took an advantage of Edmond Azemis pausing and raised the difference to 50:40 in the first half of the game.

While in the third (66:56) and fourth quarter (84:75) there were a lot of missing shots, Prishtina pulled down the difference but could not win in the end. After all, it was a joyfully game for all spectators that came to see the high rivalry match in the Sezair Surroi Hall.




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  LATVIA   


LBL round 1 best performance: Courtney Sims - by Eurobasket News
American center Courtney Sims (211-C-83) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for VEF Riga, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 1.
The 28-year old player had a double-double of 32 points and 11 rebounds, while his team beat Liepaja (#7, 0-1) 83-76. But it's just the very beginning of the season and VEF Riga won just one (their first) game. It's too early to say anything as the standings can be changed completely after next round. Sims turned to be VEF Riga's top player in his first season with the team. Former University of Michigan star has very solid stats this year. Sims is league's best scorer averaging so far 32.0ppg and leads league in rebounds with 11.0rpg. Sims is in league's top in and averages impressive 63.6% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 24-year old former international forward Ernests Kalve (200-F-87) of Valmiera. Kalve had a very good evening with 21 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists. Bad luck as Valmiera lost that game 69-101 to Ventspils (1-0). 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. Kalve is a newcomer at Valmiera, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 21.0ppg (#2). He also registered 6.0 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was another VEF Riga's star - former international swingman Dairis Bertans (192-G/F-89). Bertans scored 19 points. He was another key player of VEF Riga, helping his team with a 83-76 win against Liepaja (#7, 0-1). VEF Riga has a very good start of the season. But there was just one game played, so it's too early to judge them at this stage. Bertans also has a very good start of the season with very strong stats. The season just started for Bertans as he played only first game. But it already looks like he can be another team's leader.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Martins Meiers (206-C-91) of Ventspils - 13 points and 2 rebounds
5. Kristaps Janicenoks (196-F-83) of VEF Riga - 11 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Janis Timma (201-F/G-92) of Liepaja - 16 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Kristaps Mediss (188-F-89) of Turiba - 23 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Lauris Blaus (204-C-90) of Ventspils - 12 points and 3 rebounds
9. Martins Laksa (200-F-90) of Ventspils - 13 points and 6 rebounds
10. Steven Gray (195-G-89) of Ventspils - 15 points

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


Andrejs Selakovs dominates, Tarragona claims first win - by Eurobasket
Latvian center Andrejs Selakovs (210-C-88, agency: Players Group) went en fuego in 3rd round LEB Gold game against Palencia, dropping a game-high 19 points - on perfect 9 of 9 shooting from the field in Tarragona's 80-76 win. Selakovs also added 6 rebounds and 3 blocked shots for 27 efficiency ranking points. In just his third game in Spain Selakovs delivered impressive first quarter finishing with 7 points and helping Tarragona to build solid advantage. He also exposed his defensive skills in a dramatic finish and added 3 crucial blocked shots.

Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Courtney SIMS
  VEF Riga
  (211-C-83)
  Avg: 32
 1. Sims, VEF Riga32.0 
 2. Kalve, Valmiera21.0 
 3. Bertans, VEF Riga19.0 
 4. Mayo, Liepaja17.0 
 5. Timma, Liepaja16.0 
 6. Lucas, Valmiera16.0 
 7. Gray, Ventspils15.0 
 8. Meiers, Ventspils13.0 
 9. Laksa, Ventspils13.0 
 10. Kravcenko, Liepaja12.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Courtney SIMS
  VEF Riga
  (211-C-83)
  Avg: 11
 1. Sims, VEF Riga11.0 
 2. Vitas, Liepaja9.0 
 3. Berzins, Ventspils8.0 
 4. Willard, Ventspils7.0 
 5. Kalve, Valmiera6.0 
 6. Laksa, Ventspils6.0 
 7. Strelnieks, Ventsp.6.0 
 8. Kravcenko, Liepaja5.0 
 9. Virsis, Valmiera5.0 
 10. Kavaliauskas, VEF5.0 
Assists Per Game
 Bojan BAKIC
  Ventspils
  (197-G-83)
  Avg: 5
 1. Bakic, Ventspils5.0 
 2. Millage, VEF Riga4.0 
 3. Valters, VEF Riga4.0 
 4. Berzins, Ventspils4.0 
 5. Mayo, Liepaja4.0 
 6. Janicenoks, VEF R.3.0 
 7. Timma, Liepaja3.0 
 8. Young, Ventspils3.0 
 9. Lucas, Valmiera3.0 
 10. Bertans, VEF Riga3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Kristaps JANICENOKS
  VEF R.
  (196-F-83)
  Avg: 4
 1. Janicenoks, VEF R.4.0 
 2. Millage, VEF Riga3.0 
 3. Lucas, Valmiera2.0 
 4. Bakic, Ventspils2.0 
 5. Strelnieks, Ventsp.2.0 
 6. Virsis, Valmiera1.0 
 7. Strelnieks, Ventsp.1.0 
 8. Kalve, Valmiera1.0 
 9. Kravcenko, Liepaja1.0 
 10. Ate, Liepaja1.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Jekabs ROZITIS
  Valmiera
  (206-F/C-86)
  Avg: 1
 1. Rozitis, Valmiera1.0 
 2. Timma, Liepaja1.0 
 3. Bricis, Liepaja1.0 
 4. Bertans, VEF Riga1.0 
 5. Cain, VEF Riga1.0 
 6. Kalve, Valmiera0.0 
 7. Iljins, Valmiera0.0 
 8. Valters, VEF Riga0.0 
 9. Helmanis, Liepaja0.0 
 10. Strelnieks, Vents.0.0 


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  LEBANON   


After Clemons, Hoops lands Chamberlain Oguchi - by Rabih Khoury
After signing the PG Enique Clemons, Hoops management agreed to terms with nigerian player Chamberlain Oguchi (198-G-86, college: Illinois St.) who will be the second import of the team. Oguchi arrived this afternoon to Lebanon and joined his new team. He played in NBDL with Maine Red Claws where he averaged in 32 games: 10.2ppg, 3.2rpg, 1.5apg, FGP: 41.1%, 3PT: 34.9%, FT: 80.8% before moving to Meralco Bolts. He also played for the Nigerian National team in WC 2006 and African Cups. Oguchi will be the second Nigerian player to play this season in Lebanon along with Anibal's Ndudi Ebi !!

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  LITHUANIA   


Best players of LKL round 2 - by Eurobasket News
Former international forward Valdas Vasylius (203-F-83) had an amazing evening in the last round for Siauliai and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 2.
The 28-year old forward had a double-double of 11 points and eleven rebounds, while his team beat Pieno Zvaigzdes (#7, 1-1) 68-55. Siauliai is placed at 3rd position in LKL. But it's just the very beginning of the season and Siauliai won both games without losing any. It's too early to say anything as the standings can be changed completely after next round. It was one of impressive evenings for Vasylius as usually he does not deliver so high stats.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 24-year old former international power forward Aurimas Adomaitis (206-PF-87) of Kedainiai. Adomaitis impressed basketball fans with 15 points and 6 rebounds. Bad luck as Kedainiai lost that game 80-88 to Rudupis (2-0). 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. Adomaitis is a newcomer at Kedainiai and despite he is not a team leader yet, every game he becomes more reliable player. Hopefully performances like the last one will happen more often.

The third best performed player last round was another Kedainiai's star - American David McClure (198-F-86). McClure scored 9 points and grabbed ten rebounds. Despite McClure's great performance Kedainiai lost 70-75 to Juventus (#8, 1-1). But his team cannot count on just these two top stars as they also need help of the other teammates. Kedainiai can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have awful season losing so far all 2 games. Too bad for McClure he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. McClure has a very solid season. In 2 games in Lithuania he scored 10.5ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Karolis Petrukonis (212-C-87) of Juventus - 13 points and 9 rebounds
5. Renaldas Seibutis (196-G-85) of Lietuvos rytas - 15 points
6. Darius Pakamanis (192-G-81) of Juventus - 17 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Gediminas Orelikas (199-G/F-90) of Rudupis - 19 points and 5 rebounds
8. Denzel Bowles (208-F/C-89) of Siauliai - 13 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Povilas Butkevicius (203-F-87) of Rudupis - 8 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists
10. TreVon Hughes (183-PG-87) of Pieno Zvaigzdes - 13 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists

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


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  LUXEMBOURG   


Diekirch League Round 3: Amicale loses #1 position - by Eurobasket News
It's still too early stage of the Regular Season in Diekirch League, but even now we can clearly see the differece between stronger teams and outsiders.

Round 3 in Diekirch League means a new league leader. The biggest surprise took place in Esch where host Basket Esch (2-1) beat league's leader Amicale (2-1) 88-74 on Sunday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Amicale. The game was mostly controlled by Basket Esch. Amicale managed to win third quarter 22-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 25-of-32 free shots (78.1 percent) during the game. Basket Esch had a 33-18 advantage in offensive rebounds. 29 personal fouls committed by Amicale helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was international forward Martin Rajniak (204-78, college: CSU Bakersfield) who scored 33 points (!!!) and 8 rebounds. Slovakian power forward Stefan Svitek (203-77) chipped in 14 points and 17 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was Croatian-Austrian forward Ivan Djerman (203-83) who recorded a double-double by scoring 15 points and 12 rebounds. Basket Esch moved-up to third place, which they share with defeated Amicale. Amicale will play next round against Soleuvre trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Basket Esch will try to continue on its current victory against tenth ranked Heffingen on the road.
The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Etzella as it allowed them to take a leadership position after previous leader's (Amicale) loss. Etzella defeated 7th ranked Residence in Ettelbruck 91-80. Etzella 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 T71. Residence at the other side dropped to the fifth place with two games lost. They share the position with 4 other teams. Residence will play next round against Musel Pikes trying to get back on the winning streak. Etzella will try to continue on its current victory against second ranked T71 at Dudelange.
The game in Belvaux supposed to be also quite interesting. Leader T71 (3-0) played at the court of 6th ranked Soleuvre (1-2). T71 smashed Soleuvre 94-66 on Sunday. It was a great evening for Frank Muller who led his team to a victory scoring 22 points and 4 assists. The best for the losing side was Lamonte Ulmer with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 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. T71 have a solid series of three victories in a row. Defending champion keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Etzella. Loser Soleuvre dropped to the fifth place with two games lost. They share the position with 4 other teams. T71 will meet at home league's leader Etzella in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Soleuvre will play against Amicale (#4) in Steinsel and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
A very interesting game took place in . It ended with only two-point home defeat of bottom-ranked Heffingen (0-3) to eighth ranked BBC Nitia (1-2) 66-64 on Sunday evening. It was an exceptional evening for William Arre who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!) and 15 rebounds. Heffingen's coach Bill Paterno tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. BBC Nitia left bottom position moving up to fifth place, which they share with 4 other teams. It was Heffingen's third loss in a row. Heffingen at the other side, also newcomer in the league, still closes the standings with three games lost. BBC Nitia's next round opponent will be Sparta (#5) in Bertrange. Heffingen will play at home against Basket Esch (#3) and hopes to get finally their first victory.

In the last game of round 3 bottom-ranked Sparta defeated Musel Pikes in Bertrange 58-46.


Musel Pikes - Sparta 46-58

There was a minor upset in Stadrbredimus where higher ranked Musel Pikes (1-2) was defeated by tenth ranked Sparta (1-2) 58-46. It looked good early as Musel Pikes took an 5-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Sparta had a 21-3 second period charge getting the lead and Musel Pikes was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 46-58. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Musel Pikes to just 3 points in second quarter. It was an exceptional evening for the former international forward Larrie Smith (198-75, college: Tennessee Tech) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 10 rebounds. American point guard Kasey Ulin (184-82, college: Dickinson St.) accounted for 15 points and 5 rebounds for the winning side. American power forward Brandon Gary (202-83, college: Hutchinson CC) came up with 19 points, 8 rebounds and 7 blocks and the former international guard Guy Schmit (187-80) added 10 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for Musel Pikes in the defeat. Sparta left bottom position moving up to fifth place, which they share with 4 other teams including defeated Musel Pikes. Sparta's next round opponent will be BBC Nitia (#8) in Bettembourg. Musel Pikes will play on the road against Residence in Bereldange and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Musel Pikes: B.Gary 19+8reb, G.Schmit 10+5reb+4ast, L.Schwartz 8+3reb+1ast, D.Bassirou 5+10reb, J.De Marchi 3+3reb+2ast, R.Dentzer 1+1reb
Sparta: K.Ulin 15+5reb+2ast, R.Wolzfeld 12+4reb, L.Smith 12+10reb+2ast, D.Gindt 7+3reb, P.Arbaut 6+4reb, J.Hublart 6+8reb+1ast
gschID: 140661


Etzella - Residence 91-80

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Etzella as it allowed them to take a leadership position after previous leader's (Amicale) loss. Etzella defeated 7th ranked Residence in Ettelbruck 91-80. The game without a history. Etzella led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Etzella 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 T71. Residence at the other side dropped to the fifth place with two games lost. They share the position with 4 other teams. Residence will play next round against Musel Pikes trying to get back on the winning streak. Etzella will try to continue on its current victory against second ranked T71 at Dudelange.
gschID: 140662


Soleuvre - T71 66-94

The game in Belvaux supposed to be also quite interesting. Leader T71 (3-0) played at the court of 6th ranked Soleuvre (1-2). T71 smashed Soleuvre 94-66 on Sunday. The game without a history. T71 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 Soleuvre's 44. They outrebounded Soleuvre 36-22 including 22 on the defensive glass. It was a great evening for the former international power forward Frank Muller (194-88, college: Cuesta JC) who led his team to a victory scoring 22 points and 4 assists. American swingman Denell Stephens (193-86, college: Slippery Rock, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement) helped adding 18 points and 9 rebounds. Four T71 players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American Lamonte Ulmer (198-86, college: Rhode Island, agency: Impact Basketball) with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds and Belgian power forward Dimitri Jorssen (212-79, college: Utah St.) scored 19 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. T71 have a solid series of three victories in a row. Defending champion keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Etzella. Loser Soleuvre dropped to the fifth place with two games lost. They share the position with 4 other teams. T71 will meet at home league's leader Etzella in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Soleuvre will play against Amicale (#4) in Steinsel and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Soleuvre: L.Ulmer 21+10reb, D.Jorssen 19+1reb+3ast, C.Weisen 10+5reb, A.Schammo 7+3reb, M.Weyland 5+1reb, D.Controguerra 2
T71: F.Muller 22+4reb+4ast, D.Stephens 18+9reb+2ast, T.Schumacher 18+4reb+5ast, G.Ruffato 12+3reb+3ast, B.Kieffer 7+1reb, J.Delgado 5+3reb+2ast
gschID: 140663


Basket Esch - Amicale 88-74

Round 3 in Diekirch League means a new league leader. The biggest surprise took place in Esch where host Basket Esch (2-1) beat league's leader Amicale (2-1) 88-74 on Sunday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Amicale. The game was mostly controlled by Basket Esch. Amicale managed to win third quarter 22-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 25-of-32 free shots (78.1 percent) during the game. Basket Esch had a 33-18 advantage in offensive rebounds. 29 personal fouls committed by Amicale helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was international forward Martin Rajniak (204-78, college: CSU Bakersfield) who scored 33 points (!!!) and 8 rebounds. Slovakian power forward Stefan Svitek (203-77) chipped in a double-double by scoring 14 points and 17 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was Croatian-Austrian forward Ivan Djerman (203-83) who recorded a double-double by scoring 15 points and 12 rebounds and American forward Demetrius Brown (201-83, college: San Jose St.) added 20 points respectively. Basket Esch moved-up to third place, which they share with defeated Amicale. Amicale will play next round against Soleuvre trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Basket Esch will try to continue on its current victory against tenth ranked Heffingen on the road.
Top scorers:
Amicale: D.Brown 20+2reb+2ast, E.Jeitz 16+4reb+1ast, I.Djerman 15+12reb, C.Schartz 7+4reb+6ast, R.Birenbaum 6+2reb+2ast, A.Laurent 6+1reb+1ast
Basket Esch: M.Rajniak 33+8reb+3ast, J.Reimold 20+6reb+1ast, S.Svitek 14+17reb+1ast, J.Biever 8+3reb+3ast, P.Biever 6+1ast, T.Donnersbach 3+1ast
gschID: 140664


Heffingen - BBC Nitia 64-66

A very interesting game took place in . It ended with only two-point home defeat of bottom-ranked Heffingen (0-3) to eighth ranked BBC Nitia (1-2) 66-64 on Sunday evening. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Heffingen won fourth quarter 16-11. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. 25 personal fouls committed by Heffingen helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was an exceptional evening for American power forward William Arre (199-86, college: Lock Haven, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!) and 15 rebounds. Latvian power forward Janis Poznaks (202-83) accounted for 13 points for the winning side. American forward William Walker (201-87, college: Bethel (IN), agency: Warren Sports International) came up with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 17 rebounds and Portuguese power forward Helder Carvalho (205-84) added 10 points and 11 rebounds respectively for Heffingen in the defeat. Heffingen's coach Bill Paterno tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. BBC Nitia left bottom position moving up to fifth place, which they share with 4 other teams. It was Heffingen's third loss in a row. Heffingen at the other side, also newcomer in the league, still closes the standings with three games lost. BBC Nitia's next round opponent will be Sparta (#5) in Bertrange. Heffingen will play at home against Basket Esch (#3) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Heffingen: W.Walker 21+17reb+1ast, H.Carvalho 10+11reb+3ast, C.Weyrich 9+3reb+1ast, C.Schroeder 8+4reb, D.Benseghir 5+2reb+1ast, J.Thesen 4+4reb+3ast
BBC Nitia: W.Arre 33+15reb+1ast, J.Poznaks 13+3reb, S.Ribeiro 8+7reb, G.Di Bartolomeo 6+3reb+4ast, P.Bintz 3+2reb, B.Schumacher 3+3reb+1ast
gschID: 140665




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  MEXICO   


Halcones Rojos returns C Jeffrion Aubry - by Eurobasket News
Jeffrion Aubry (205-C-76, agency: Paris Global Sports, college: Cornell) is back to Halcones Rojos. The experienced center penned a deal for rest of the LNPB season. Aubry heads to Halcones Rojos from Puerto Rico. He played for the BSN team Arecibo Capitanes. He helped them win the BSN title with 4.6 ppg, 6.8 rpg and 1.5 bpg in 44 games. Aubry also added 5.2 ppg and 6.3 rpg for 9 games in Liga Americas. Jeffrion Aubry already played for Halcones Rojos in the last two seasons. In the latest one he had 5.9 ppg and 7.1 rpg in 43 games. He was named Latinbasket.com All-Mexican LNBP 2nd Team -11. In 2009/10 season, Aubry collected 9.6 ppg and 10 rpg for 20 games with Halcones Rojos.

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


CIBACOPA Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Kevin SOWELL
  Guasave
  (190-G-81)
  Avg: 30.7
 1. Sowell, Guasave30.7 
 2. White, Cananea28.0 
 3. Sowell, Culiacan27.3 
 4. Gale, Mexicali26.8 
 5. Brown, Tepic24.8 
 6. White, Los Mochis24.2 
 7. Brown, Cananea24.1 
 8. Moore, Culiacan23.8 
 9. Brown, Tepic23.3 
 10. Gabbidon, Tijuana23.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Brandon BROWN
  Cananea
  (201-F-85)
  Avg: 10.9
 1. Brown, Cananea10.9 
 2. Moss, Nogales9.9 
 3. Angounou, Guasave9.8 
 4. Brown, Tepic9.6 
 5. VanderMeer, Mexica.9.6 
 6. Malloy, Los Mochis8.7 
 7. Broxsie, Nogales8.7 
 8. Shipley, Tijuana8.6 
 9. Gray, Hermosillo8.2 
 10. Thomas, Hermosillo8.1 
Assists Per Game
 William FUNN
  Guasave
  (188-G-82)
  Avg: 8.2
 1. Funn, Guasave8.2 
 2. Watson, Tijuana5.7 
 3. White, Los Mochis5.7 
 4. White, Cananea5.4 
 5. Winder, Guaymas5.2 
 6. Thomas, Hermosillo4.8 
 7. Brown, Tepic4.4 
 8. Nungaray, Guaymas4.2 
 9. Marentes, Guaymas4.0 
 10. Monreal, Hermosil.3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Davin WHITE
  Cananea
  (186-G-81)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. White, Cananea2.3 
 2. Moore, Culiacan1.9 
 3. Roby, Guaymas1.8 
 4. Funn, Guasave1.7 
 5. Gale, Mexicali1.7 
 6. Rougeau, Culiacan1.6 
 7. White, Los Mochis1.6 
 8. Brown, Cananea1.6 
 9. Sowell, Guasave1.6 
 10. Brown, Nogales1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Kevin SOWELL
  Culiacan
  (190-G-81)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Sowell, Culiacan3.2 
 2. Gale, Mexicali2.6 
 3. Sowell, Guasave2.3 
 4. White, Los Mochis2.2 
 5. Shipley, Tijuana2.2 
 6. Funn, Guasave2.1 
 7. Brown, Tepic2.1 
 8. Thomas, Hermosillo2.0 
 9. Brown, Tepic2.0 
 10. Malloy, Los Mochis1.9 


LNBP Round 14: Leader Fuerza Regia loses to Toros - by Eurobasket News
Top ranked Fuerza Regia (11-2) recorded its second loss in Nuevo Laredo on Sunday night. Visitors were edged by third ranked Toros (9-4) 84-83. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Fuerza Regia. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Fuerza Regia won fourth quarter 27-23. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Toros made 19-of-23 free shots (82.6 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was American-Puerto Rican point guard Wilfredo Pagan (184-76, agency: Paris Global Sports) who had a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 assists. Dominican power forward Elys Manuel Guzman (206-82, college: Bemidji St.) chipped in 18 points and 8 rebounds. American point guard Mike Mitchell (181-83, college: N.Mexico St.) produced 18 points and 6 assists for the guests. Toros maintains third position with 9-4 record having just two points less than leader Fuerza Regia. Fuerza Regia at the other side still keeps top place with two games lost. They share the position with Halc.Rojos. Toros are looking forward to face league's second-placed Halcones Rojos in Veracruz in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Fuerza Regia will play on the road against Halcones UV Xalapa and is hoping to win this game.
Bottom-ranked Volcanes (0-13) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 127-64 loss to seventh ranked Huracanes (7-6) in Tampico. American power forward Robert Hornsby (196-82, college: Troy) orchestrated the victory by scoring 31 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists and 7 steals. Nestor Colmenares contributed with 22 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) for the winners. Huracanes' coach felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American guard Larry Morinia (180-80, college: Montana St., agency: ProSportsCareers) replied with 23 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for Volcanes. Huracanes moved-up to sixth place. Volcanes at the other side still closes the standings with 13 games lost. Huracanes will play against Lechugueros (#11) in Leon in the next round where they are favorite. Volcanes will play at home against Barreteros in Zacatecas and hope to get finally their first victory.
Bottom-ranked Volcanes (0-13) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 111-65 loss to eighth ranked Correcaminos (5-6) in Ciudad Victoria on Saturday evening. Ronald Selleaze scored 20 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners. Coach 's team controlled all game and the coach could let to play all 12 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Eric Martin responded with 22 points and 6 rebounds. Despite that victory Correcaminos went down to tenth position due to points difference. Loser Volcanes still closes the standings with 13 games lost. Correcaminos will meet at home higher ranked Abejas (#9) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Volcanes will play against Barreteros (#5) in Zacatecas and look forward to get finally their first victory.
Lechugueros (5-8) survived in overtime against Soles (6-7) by eight points 94-86. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Soles. Ryan Moss notched a double-double by scoring 26 points and 25 rebounds to lead the effort. Soles' coach Ivan Deniz rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Lechugueros maintains eleventh position with 5-8 record. Soles at the other side dropped to the eighth place with seven games lost. Lechugueros' next round opponent will be higher ranked Huracanes (#6) in Tampico and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.

Rest of the games of round 14 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Halc.Rojos defeated Panteras in Veracruz 86-68. Abejas beat Aguilas Rojas at home 82-75. Aguilas Rojas were destroyed by Lechugueros on the opponent's court 108-80.



Panteras - Halc.Rojos 68-86

There was no surprise in Aguascalientes where 12th ranked Panteras (3-9) were defeated by second ranked Halcones Rojos (11-2) 86-68. The game was mostly controlled by Halcones Rojos. Panteras was better in second period 19-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 17-of-19 charity shots (89.5 percent) during the game. Puerto Rican point guard Carlos Rivera (187-83, college: Hofstra, agency: Paris Global Sports) notched 16 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists to lead the effort and Venezuelan point guard Gregory Vargas (182-86) supported him with 14 points, 9 assists and 4 steals. Halcones Rojos' coach Eddie Casiano allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Even 12 points and 5 rebounds by the former international guard Karim Malpica (190-78, agency: SportsList Inc.) did not help to save the game for Panteras. Puerto Rican point guard Ricardo Melendez (180-83, agency: TSS Management) added 14 points for the hosts. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Halcones Rojos have an impressive six-game winning streak. They used an opportunity after Fuerza Regia lost their game and moved up joining them at the top position. Panteras at the other side keep the twelfth place with nine games lost. Halcones Rojos' next round opponent will be Toros (#3) in Nuevo Laredo, which may be the game of the day. Panteras will play on the road against Pioneros (#7) in Cancun.
Top scorers:
Halc.Rojos: D.Cortes 17+4reb+1ast, C.Rivera 16+5reb+6ast, N.Alonzo 14+1reb, G.Vargas 14+3reb+9ast, A.Solares 9+3reb+1ast, L.Bethelmy 9+2reb+1ast
Panteras: R.Melendez 14+3reb, K.Malpica 12+5reb+3ast, J.TESIS 10+4reb, S.Bowie 10+4reb+1ast, I.Lopez 8+6reb+1ast, M.Bryant 5+2reb+2ast
gschID: 137729


Abejas - Aguilas Rojas 82-75

No shocking result in a game in Guanajuato where tenth ranked Abejas (6-7) defeated 13th ranked Aguilas Rojas (2-11) 82-75. Aguilas Rojas were ahead by 4 points at the halftime before a 42-31 second half run of Abejas. They outrebounded Aguilas Rojas 42-21 including a 27-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. 30 personal fouls committed by Aguilas Rojas helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Puerto Rican guard Jesus Verdejo (193-85, college: S.Florida) notched 24 points to lead the effort and American-Jamaican forward Mattis McHugh (198-84, college: S.Florida) supported him with 12 points and 13 rebounds. Four Abejas players scored in double figures. Even 36 points (!!!) and 5 assists by American point guard Daryl Dorsey (185-81, college: S.Indiana) did not help to save the game for Aguilas Rojas. His fellow American import David Mercer added 8 points and 5 rebounds for the guests. Abejas moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Soles. Aguilas Rojas at the other side keep the thirteenth position with 11 games lost. Abejas' next round opponent will be Correcaminos (#10) in Ciudad Victoria. Aguilas Rojas will play at home against Soles in Mexicali.
Top scorers:
Abejas: J.Verdejo 24+3reb, L.Wade 16+3reb+1ast, V.Buelna 14+1reb+3ast, M.McHugh 12+13reb+1ast, B.Heredia 6+4reb+1ast, C.Soto 4+7reb+1ast
Aguilas Rojas: D.Dorsey 36+5ast, F.Sanchez 9+3reb+1ast, D.Mercer 8+5reb+1ast, C.Silva 8+1reb+1ast, F.Fisher 7+4reb, J.Portillo 5+2reb
gschID: 137731


Lechugueros - Soles 94-86 OT

Lechugueros (5-8) survived in overtime against Soles (6-7) by eight points 94-86. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Soles. Soles were ahead by 8 points after three quarters before a 26-18 charge of Lechugueros, which allowed them to tie the game at the end of regular time. They were better in overtime eventually winning that period 14-6. Lechugueros dominated down low during the game scoring 70 of its points in the paint compared to Soles' 50. They outrebounded Soles 63-39 including a 31-13 advantage in offensive rebounds. Lechugueros players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. 25 personal fouls committed by Soles helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Bahamas power forward Ryan Moss (200-74, college: UALR) notched a double-double by scoring 26 points and 25 rebounds to lead the effort and American forward Deilvez Yearby (198-87, college: IPFW, agency: Pro One Sports) supported him with 22 points and 16 rebounds. Even 21 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists by Venezuelan point guard David Cubillan (183-87, college: Marquette) did not help to save the game for Soles. Venezuelan swingman Jose Vargas (196-82) added 7 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Soles' coach Ivan Deniz rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Lechugueros maintains eleventh position with 5-8 record. Soles at the other side dropped to the eighth place with seven games lost. Lechugueros' next round opponent will be higher ranked Huracanes (#6) in Tampico and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
Top scorers:
Lechugueros: R.Moss 26+25reb, D.Yearby 22+16reb+1ast, A.Cristian Montas 15+9reb, W.Funn 11+7reb+18ast, L.Keeler 8+1reb+1ast, E.Zuniga 6+3reb
Soles: R.Glenn 21+3reb, D.Cubillan 21+5reb+6ast, R.Lopez 15+2reb+1ast, G.Smith 13+10reb, J.Vargas 7+11reb+7ast, R.Zamora 4+4reb
gschID: 137732


Toros - Fuerza Regia 84-83

Top ranked Fuerza Regia (11-2) recorded its second loss in Nuevo Laredo on Sunday night. Visitors were edged by third ranked Toros (9-4) 84-83. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Fuerza Regia. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Fuerza Regia won fourth quarter 27-23. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Toros made 19-of-23 free shots (82.6 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was American-Puerto Rican point guard Wilfredo Pagan (184-76, agency: Paris Global Sports) who had a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 assists. Dominican power forward Elys Manuel Guzman (206-82, college: Bemidji St.) chipped in 18 points and 8 rebounds. American point guard Mike Mitchell (181-83, college: N.Mexico St.) produced 18 points and 6 assists and his fellow American import guard Chris Roberts (193-88, college: Bradley) added 16 points respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Toros maintains third position with 9-4 record having just two points less than leader Fuerza Regia. Fuerza Regia at the other side still keeps top place with two games lost. They share the position with Halc.Rojos. Toros are looking forward to face league's second-placed Halcones Rojos in Veracruz in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Fuerza Regia will play on the road against Halcones UV Xalapa and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Toros: W.Pagan 19+3reb+10ast, E.Manuel Guzman 18+8reb+1ast, R.Rougeau 18+4reb+3ast, J.Lopez 12+6reb, D.Pearson 9+4reb+1ast, B.Angley 6+3reb+1ast
Fuerza Regia: M.Mitchell 18+4reb+6ast, A.Joseph Tyronzic 17+2reb+1ast, C.Roberts 16+3reb+2ast, A.Izaguirre 13+4reb+2ast, J.Smith 8+3reb+1ast, K.Penn 6+5reb
gschID: 137733


Lechugueros - Aguilas Rojas 108-80

Rather expected game in Leon where 13th ranked Aguilas Rojas (2-11) were rolled over by eleventh ranked Lechugueros (5-8) 108-80. The game was mostly controlled by Lechugueros. Aguilas Rojas was better in fourth quarter 22-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Aguilas Rojas 59-33 including a 40-23 advantage in defensive rebounds. Lechugueros shot the lights out from three nailing 13 long-distance shots on high 54.2 percentage. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 33 assists comparing to just 14 passes made by Aguilas Rojas' players. American forward Deilvez Yearby (198-87, college: IPFW, agency: Pro One Sports) notched a double-double by scoring 17 points and 13 rebounds to lead the effort and naturalized American guard Lorenzo Keeler (188-85, college: Cal Poly - SLO) supported him with 28 points. Four Lechugueros players scored in double figures. Even 27 points by American point guard Daryl Dorsey (185-81, college: S.Indiana) did not help to save the game for Aguilas Rojas. Power forward Felipe Sanchez (202-74) added 19 points and 4 steals 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. Lechugueros maintains eleventh position with 5-8 record. Aguilas Rojas at the other side keep the thirteenth place with 11 games lost. Lechugueros' next round opponent will be higher ranked Huracanes (#6) in Tampico and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Aguilas Rojas will play at home against Soles (#8) in Mexicali.
Top scorers:
Lechugueros: L.Keeler 28+4reb, D.Yearby 17+13reb+3ast, B.St.Preux 16+3reb+5ast, C.Montas 15+7reb+1ast, E.Cuen 11+6reb+2ast, W.Funn 6+3reb+10ast
Aguilas Rojas: D.Dorsey 27+3ast, F.Sanchez 19+4reb+2ast, D.Mercer 11+3reb+3ast, C.Gryne 7+2reb+2ast, F.Fisher 6+1reb+1ast, I.Silva 5+4reb+1ast
gschID: 152014


Huracanes - Volcanes 127-64

Bottom-ranked Volcanes (0-13) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 127-64 loss to seventh ranked Huracanes (7-6) in Tampico. The game without a history. Huracanes led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 96 of its points in the paint compared to Volcanes' 34 and made 16-of-21 charity shots (76.2 percent) during the game. Huracanes forced 23 Volcanes turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 31 assists comparing to just 8 passes made by Volcanes' players. American power forward Robert Hornsby (196-82, college: Troy) orchestrated the victory by scoring 31 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists and 7 steals. Venezuelan forward Nestor Colmenares (203-87, college: Campbellsville) contributed with 22 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) for the winners. Five Huracanes players scored in double figures. Huracanes' coach felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American guard Larry Morinia (180-80, college: Montana St., agency: ProSportsCareers) replied with 23 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and guard Carlos M. Toussaint (190-91) added 15 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Volcanes. Huracanes moved-up to sixth place. Volcanes at the other side still closes the standings with 13 games lost. Huracanes will play against Lechugueros (#11) in Leon in the next round where they are favorite. Volcanes will play at home against Barreteros in Zacatecas and hope to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Huracanes: R.Hornsby 31+7reb+7ast, N.Colmenares 22+7reb+7ast, A.Fuqua 14+8reb+1ast, S.Sir 12+3reb+4ast, O.Quintero 10+2reb+4ast, J.Farrera 10+4reb
Volcanes: L.Morinia 23+5reb+4ast, E.Martin 16+4reb+1ast, C.M. Toussaint 15+7reb+1ast, J.Rivera 4+2reb, A.Garundo 2+4reb, A.Clyde Nunn 2
gschID: 152015


Corr.Victoria - Volcanes 111-65

Bottom-ranked Volcanes (0-13) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 111-65 loss to eighth ranked Correcaminos (5-6) in Ciudad Victoria on Saturday evening. The game was mostly controlled by Correcaminos. Volcanes managed to win second period 29-26. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Correcaminos dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Volcanes' 44. Correcaminos forced 19 Volcanes turnovers and outrebounded them 40-25 including 27 on the defensive glass. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Correcaminos made 7 blocks. American forward Ronald Selleaze (197-76, college: CSU Bakersfield, agency: Dream Team Management) scored 20 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and the former international swingman Raymundo Castillo (197-82, college: UTPA) chipped in 12 points and 9 rebounds during the contest. Castillo is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Five Correcaminos players scored in double figures. Coach 's team controlled all game and the coach could let to play all 12 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Naturalized American swingman Eric Martin (196-71) responded with 22 points and 6 rebounds and guard Carlos M. Toussaint (190-91) scored 16 points and 6 rebounds. Despite that victory Correcaminos went down to tenth position due to points difference. Loser Volcanes still closes the standings with 13 games lost. Correcaminos will meet at home higher ranked Abejas (#9) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Volcanes will play against Barreteros (#5) in Zacatecas and look forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Corr.Victoria: R.Selleaze 20+5reb+4ast, D.Rose 14+7reb+1ast, R.Castillo 12+9reb+2ast, F.Harris 12+3reb+2ast, M.Allen 12+5reb+4ast, S.Monreal 11+1reb+2ast
Volcanes: E.Martin 22+6reb+1ast, C.M. Toussaint 16+6reb+1ast, L.Morinia 14+2reb+2ast, A.Garundo 7+6reb+1ast, G.Marco 3+2reb, M.Garcia 2
gschID: 137727




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NBA talks to resume Monday before deadline - by Eurobasket News
NBA players and owners still have no deal headed into the deadline day for starting the season on time.

Negotiators for the sides agreed to meet Sunday and then huddled for more than five hours before breaking for the night. They agreed to resume talks Monday afternoon, but union president Derek Fisher (6'1''-PG-74, agency: Priority Sports, college: UALR) of the Los Angeles Lakers acknowledged that the sides are 'not necessarily closer' to a deal than they were when talks stalled last week.

Neither side offered many details when they emerged late Sunday night, though union officials confirmed that they have postponed a planned Monday meeting with membership in Los Angeles so they can remain in New York to talk with league officials again.

NBA commissioner David Stern said last week that the first two weeks of the regular season will be canceled Monday if the parties don't have the framework of a new labor agreement in place. The entire preseason schedule has already been canceled and training camps have been postponed indefinitely, but the Nov. 1 scheduled start to the regular season has not yet been ruled out.

That is expected to happen if Monday's meeting, scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. ET, don't generate telling progress. Stern, though, offered little to reporters after Sunday's hastily arranged meeting, saying only: 'No comment other than we are going to reconvene tomorrow.'

Said Fisher: 'Another intense meeting, similar process. We're going to come back at it tomorrow afternoon. We're going to continue to try to put the time in to if we can get closer to getting a deal done.'

Talks dissolved last week when the players rejected the league's offer to try to make a deal work by splitting annual revenues -- known as Basketball Related Income (BRI) -- at an even 50-50. In 2010-11, which was the final year of the NBA's previous six-year labor agreement, players earned 57 percent of BRI.

Yet sources close to the talks indicated late Sunday that the BRI split was not a prime topic during Sunday night's session, when the parties focused on system issues (such as the specific salary-cap and luxury-tax mechanisms) instead.

An attempt Friday to get the two sides together broke down when, according to union sources, NBA officials demanded consent to a 50-50 revenue split with players before the meeting. The league denies that such a demand was made.

Upon walking away from the negotiating table last Tuesday, union officials have insisted that they would not drop below a 53-percent share of BRI. Sources told ESPN The Magazine's Chris Broussard on Sunday that NBA owners have no intention of going above the 50-50 split they broached with the players last week.

Players have proposed lowering their previous 57-percent share of BRI to 53 percent in a new deal, but that remaining 3 percent represents an unbridged gap of about $120 million.

Before the late cancellation of Monday's meeting in Los Angeles, Fisher sent a letter to players Sunday night reiterating that every union member in the league was invited to attend. In the letter, obtained by ESPN.com, Fisher urged 'each of you to attend if at all possible.'

Fisher also informed union members in the letter that he and New Orleans Hornets guard Chris Paul plan to take a leaf out of the NFL union's lockout primer Monday by sending out a 'LET US PLAY' message via their respective Twitter feeds.

'Chris Paul and I will also be utilizing our personal social networking channels to show the fans and you all that we are united and want to get back to work under a fair deal,' Fisher wrote.

'We invite you each to do the same. To show our unity and to remind the fans that this (is) not our choice and we would like to go back to work and play the game they love to support.'

Among those participating in Sunday's session include Stern, deputy commissioner Adam Silver, San Antonio Spurs owner Peter Holt and Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor on the league side and Fisher, Players Association chief Billy Hunter, lawyers Jeffrey Kessler and Ron Klempner and union vice president Maurice Evans on the players' side.

Courtesy of ESPN


Marreese Speights signs in Greece - by Eurobasket News
Another NBA player signed an overseas deal. It is Marreese Speights (6'10''-F/C-87, college: Florida) who penned a contract with the Greek team Panionios ON Telecoms Athens. He will replace Byron Mullens, who decided to leave them two days ago. Speights spent last three seasons with the Philadelphia 76ers. In the latest one he had 5.3 ppg and 3.3 rpg for 66 games. In 2009/10, Marreese Speights collected 8.6 ppg and 4.1 rpg for 62 games with Philly. In his rookie season he had slightly lower digits. Marreese Speights won NCAA title with the University of Florida in 2007. He played one more year for them, after what he decided to go pro. The 76ers selected him as 16th overall pick at the 2008 NBA Draft.

Talks break off, NBA season in jeopardy - by Eurobasket News
The start of the 2011-12 NBA regular season is very much in jeopardy after negotiations on a new collective bargaining agreement with the players association broke off Tuesday with no resumption planned.

The league cancelled the last two weeks of the exhibition season - about 100 more games - after failing to make any progress during six hours of talks and commissioner David Stern said Monday would be the time to start cancelling games in the regular season.

Union executive director Billy Hunter made any chance of a settlement by then sound remote.

A month, maybe two months? Its your guess, Hunter told reporters when asked when discussions might begin again.

At the heart of the breakdown was how to split revenues of more than $4 billion (U.S.) the league had last season that turned into one of the most financially lucrative seasons in history, not to mention a year of skyrocketing television ratings and ticket sales.

Under the last CBA, players were guaranteed up to 57 per cent of the so-called Basketball Related Income and a change in the split has brought about the current impasse.

The league said it proposed a 50-50 split - although it wasnt in a formal proposal - but the players say they are unwilling to go below 53 per cent.

The impasse threatens the start of an NBA regular season for the first time since 1998.

Wed like to not miss the first two weeks of the season, but it doesnt look good, commissioner David Stern said at a news conference after the talks broke off at a New York City hotel.

The league had already cancelled 43 exhibition games and pulling the plug on the next 100 was only a formality when talks inched along to Tuesdays final breakdown.

There is, of course, still room to make a deal despite Hunters assertion that no talks might be held for weeks.

Each of the sides has moved off their initial positions greatly - the league had initially offered only 46 per cent of the revenue, the union had wanted to maintain its 57 per cent cut - and there is still some wiggle room.

The cancellation of the rest of the exhibition season is hugely costly to the arena workers who will miss out on a handful of pay days - three missed games the Air Canada Centre for the Raptors - and others who depend on games for their livelihoods.

But players arent paid until the middle of November under standard player contracts and havent missed a cheque since the lockout was imposed July 1. The owners wont miss the majority of their sponsorship dollars until the regular season is scheduled to begin Nov. 1.

Courtesy of www.thestar.com


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Former Sacred Heart basketball player, Chauncey Hardy, 23, killed in bar fight in Romania - by Eurobasket News
A former Sacred Heart University basketball player died after suffering a vicious beating by a gang of thugs at a bar in Romania, local police said.

Chauncey Hardy (6'0''-PG-88, college: Sacred Heart), 23, who played professional basketball for CSS Giurgiu in southern Romania, was at a bar in Giurgiu celebrating a win over a rival team on Saturday night when several men attacked him, The Associated Press reported.

Hardy was in a coma with severe head wounds when he arrived at a Bucharest hospital.

He died shortly after undergoing surgery on Sunday morning, police said.

Romanian authorities said they arrested one of the attackers Monday.

Ionut Adrian Tanasoaia jumped Hardy after a dispute over a woman, according to local reports.

Sacred Heart coach Dave Bike called the young man's death a 'terrible tragedy.'

'This is not just about a basketball player, but the person as well,' Bike said in a statement. 'It transcends what happens on a basketball court. We feel tremendous sadness and loss for Chauncey's family and those who were close to him.'

Hardy was from Middletown, Conn., and played point guard for the Fairfield school.

He played in 114 games over his career and helped lead the Pioneers to back-to-back appearances in the Northeast Conference Championship game in 2007 and 2008.

He averaged 12.5 points in 2010, his last season there.

'We are deeply saddened by the loss of a fine young man who had his life cut short at such a young age while he was overseas doing something he loved,' Sacred Heart's athletic Director, C. Donald Cook, said.

Courtesy of www.nydailynews.com


TCU trustees likely to accept Big 12 offer Monday - by Eurobasket News
TCU trustees are scheduled to meet Monday, when they will discuss and likely accept the school's invitation to join the Big 12 Conference.

A person with knowledge of the plans told The Associated Press that the board's meeting is expected be followed by a 'major announcement.' The person spoke on condition of anonymity late Sunday night because the university was not ready to publicly reveal its plans.

The Big 12 issued a public invitation to TCU for membership in its league Thursday.

With Texas A&M's pending departure to the SEC next summer, the Big 12 would be down to nine members without TCU's addition. Missouri is also considering its conference options after Nebraska and Colorado left the league this year.

TCU, currently in the Mountain West Conference, was scheduled to join the Big East next July.

Monday's session will be the first time TCU's board of trustees will gather as a group since the Big 12's invitation.

Though TCU has not officially accepted the Big 12 invite, that has been expected to be little more than a formality since last week.

While TCU isn't required to give 27 months' notice to leave the Big East since it is not an official conference member, the school likely will be required to pay a $5 million exit fee.

Syracuse and Pittsburgh already have announced they are leaving the Big East for the Atlantic Coast Conference.

With those departures and without TCU, the Big East would be down to six football schools.

TCU would be the first addition to the Big 12 since the league started play in 1996 after all eight members of the Big Eight Conference and four Southwest Conference schools from Texas combined.

A conference-hopping journey followed for the Horned Frogs after they were snubbed for the original Big 12.

The Frogs first went to the Western Athletic Conference, then to Conference USA and the Mountain West. They won or shared football titles in each of those leagues and became a two-time BCS buster.

TCU last season finished No. 2 in the final AP poll after a 13-0 season they capped with a win over Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl. Their only loss during a 12-1 season in 2009 was to Boise State in the Fiesta Bowl.

When TCU announced 13 1/2 months ago its intention to join the Big East, school officials touted joining a league with an automatic Bowl Championship Series slots.

After the Big 12's invitation last week, TCU Chancellor Victor Boschini Jr. released a statement suggesting the school's desire to be part of the league closer to home.

'These discussions with the Big 12 have huge implications for TCU,' Boschini said then. 'It will allow us to return to old rivalries, something our fans and others have been advocating for years.'

Although TCU would not expand the league's television footprint, the Horned Frogs would add a Big 12 member in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. It would join Baylor as the league's only private schools.

TCU's football stadium is undergoing a $143 million modernizing renovation scheduled to be completed by the 2012 opener.

Courtesy of http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com


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Div1 Stats Leader
Points Per Game
 Bostjan SIVKA
  Konjice
  (200-F/C-76)
  Avg: 27
 1. Sivka, Konjice27.0 
 2. Vranjkovic, Branik22.0 
 3. Vojicic, Trigla.21.5 
 4. Jereb, Konjice21.0 
 5. Horvat, Radenska20.5 
 6. Dzombic, Hrastnik20.0 
 7. Abramovic, Terme O.19.5 
 8. Misic, Grosuplje19.0 
 9. Klepo, Postojna18.0 
 10. Percel, Hrastnik18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Tadej TUSEK
  Hrastnik
  (194-F-80)
  Avg: 10
 1. Tusek, Hrastnik10.0 
 2. Vrsnik, Trigla.10.0 
 3. Jereb, Konjice10.0 
 4. Mlakar, Jance Prit9.5 
 5. Spesic, Radenska9.5 
 6. Pavlin, Trigla.9.0 
 7. Klepo, Postojna8.5 
 8. Kavgic, Splosna8.0 
 9. Trampus, Grosuplje8.0 
 10. Mahkovic, Trigla.8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Gasper OVNIK
  Hrastnik
  (188-G-82)
  Avg: 9
 1. Ovnik, Hrastnik9.0 
 2. Jereb, Konjice7.0 
 3. Macek, Terme Olimia6.5 
 4. Perko, Splosna6.5 
 5. Mlakar, Jance Prit5.5 
 6. Buncic, Medvode4.0 
 7. Kristo, Sencur CP4.0 
 8. Horvat, Nova Gorica4.0 
 9. Jersin, Trigla.3.5 
 10. Abramovic, Terme3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Zan JERMAN
  Grosuplje
  (183-PG-92)
  Avg: 4
 1. Jerman, Grosuplje4.0 
 2. Dolinar, Medvode3.0 
 3. Pusic, Sencur CP3.0 
 4. Horvat, Nova Gorica3.0 
 5. Trampus, Grosuplje3.0 
 6. Cipot, Jance Prit2.5 
 7. Spesic, Radenska2.5 
 8. Miletic, Branik2.0 
 9. Dzombic, Hrastnik2.0 
 10. Erzen, Sencur CP2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Tomaz JEREB
  Konjice
  (192-G-91)
  Avg: 2
 1. Jereb, Konjice2.0 
 2. Klepo, Postojna2.0 
 3. Kunc, Grosuplje2.0 
 4. Lobe, Grosuplje1.0 
 5. Horvat, Nova Gorica1.0 
 6. Ovnik, Hrastnik1.0 
 7. Spesic, Radenska1.0 
 8. Skornik, Konjice1.0 
 9. Gojkovic, Nova G.1.0 
 10. Kavas, Jance Prit1.0 


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


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  POLAND   


Montgomery number one in PLK for round 1 - by Eurobasket News
American guard J.J. Montgomery (196-G-82) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for top-ranked AZS Koszalin, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 1.
The 29-year old player was the main contributor (37 points, seven rebounds) to his team's victory, helping them to crush Polpharma (#12, 0-1) with 19-point margin 87-68. It allowed AZS Koszalin to take over top position in the Polish PLK. But it's just the very beginning of the season and AZS Koszalin won just one (their first) game. It's too early to say anything as the standings can be changed completely after next round. Montgomery turned to be AZS Koszalin's top player in his first season with the team. Former Arkansas State University star has very solid stats this year. Montgomery is league's best scorer averaging so far 37.0ppg. Montgomery is in league's top in and averages impressive 81.3% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 23-year old American Jermaine Mallett (190-G-88, agency: Interperformances) of LKS Lodz. Mallett had a very good evening with 26 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists. Of course he lead LKS Lodz to another comfortable win 89-71 over Anwil (0-1) being unquestionably team leader. His team has extremely good start of the season. They won their first game. However the season is at the beginning, so everything can happen. They still may lose their high position in the standings. Mallett is a newcomer at LKS Lodz, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 26.0ppg (#2). He also registered 7.0 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was another AZS Koszalin's star - former international center Rafal Bigus (215-C-76). Bigus scored 14 points and grabbed fourteen rebounds (!!!). He was another key player of AZS Koszalin, helping his team with a 87-68 easy win against Polpharma (#12, 0-1). AZS Koszalin has a very good start of the season. But there was just one game played, so it's too early to judge them at this stage. Bigus also has a very good start of the season with very strong stats. The season just started for Bigus as he played only first game. But it already looks like he can be another team's leader.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Aleksander Lichodzijewski (202-C-84) of PBG Basket - 23 points and 9 rebounds
5. Lukasz Koszarek (187-G-84) of Trefl Sopot - 17 points, 5 rebounds and 10 assists
6. Josh Miller (169-PG) of Siarka Jezioro - 24 points, 2 rebounds and 6 assists
7. Damian Kulig (205-F/C-87) of PBG Basket - 20 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Filip Dylewicz (202-F-80) of Trefl Sopot - 20 points and 8 rebounds
9. Gani Lawal (206-F-88) of Zastal ZG - 13 points and 13 rebounds
10. Daniel Wall (196-F-82) of Polpharma - 16 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists

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


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  PORTUGAL   


Benfica clinch Antonio Pratas Trophy - by Eurobasket News
Benfica - Porto 65:63

Benfica claimed the Antonio Pratas Trophy title They overcame FC Porto in the title game yesterday. Elvis Evora put Benfica in charge late in the game and they hung on to escape with a narrow win at the end.
The Dragons looked better in the opening quarter. Porto posted a 21:16 lead ten minutes into the game. Porto stretched the margin in the second quarter. They registered a 37:31 lead at the interval. Porto continued to dominate in the third quarter. They registered a 54:43 lead with ten minutes remaining. But Benfica turned things around in the final quarter. The Reds went on a fierce rally that propelled them to the victory at the end. Ted Scott (188-G-85, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: W.Virginia St.) finished with 17 points, while Miguel Minhava (197-G-83) and Heshimu Evans (198-F-75, college: Kentucky) added 11 points each in the win. Gregory Stempin (203-F-79, agency: Duran International, college: Toledo) responded with 13 points for Porto. Miguel Miranda (205-F-78) and Reginald Jackson (180-G) chipped in 10 points each in the loss.

Benfica: Ted Scott 17, Miguel Minhava 11, Heshimu Evans 11
Porto: Gregory Stempin 13, Miguel Miranda 10, Reginald Jackson 10


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  PUERTO RICO   


Puerto Rico loses in first warm-up for the Pan-Am Games - by Luis Modestti
In their first official warm-up game the Puerto Rican National Team lost to Gurabo Hawks of the Super League 25 by the score of 89-80. Gurabo Hawks features some BSN players like Markus Mitchell, Jonathan Garcia and Ruben Cotto. No official stats were given.

The players practicing with the national team for the Pan-American Games are Filiberto Rivera, Miguel Ali Berdiel, Ryann Abraham, Eddin 'Guayito' Santiago, Sammy Villegas, Edwin Ubiles, Carlos Strong, Manuel Narvaez, Manuel De Jesus, Luis Villafane and Chris Gonzalez.

Jose Juan Barea, Carlos Arroyo and Daniel Santiago were confirmed and will join the team soon.

Puerto Rico is in Group A of the Pan-American Games along with Argentina, Canada and Mexico.


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  ROMANIA   


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 


US basketball player dies after bar fight in Romania - by Eurobasket
US basketball player Chauncey Hardy (183-PG-88, college: Sacred Heart) died on Sunday after being beaten up in a Romanian bar, local media said.

Hardy, 23, died shortly after undergoing surgery in a Bucharest hospital, Mediafax news agency said.

The American had sustained severe head injuries and was in a coma when he was admitted to hospital.

Hardy, who played for CSS Giurgiu, in southern Romania, was celebrating victory over rivals Dinamo Bucharest when several individuals are reported to have attacked him.

Courtesy of AFP


VanderMeer's double-double lands him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News
25-year old center Scott VanderMeer (213-C-86, agency: Edge Sports) put on an amazing game in the last round for league's best team Gaz Metan and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 2.
He had a double-double of 29 points and 14 rebounds, while his team outclassed, the league's bottom-ranked team Politehnica (#16, 0-2) with 91-point margin 134-43. It allowed Gaz Metan to consolidate first place in the league. But it's just the very beginning of the season and Gaz Metan won both games without losing any. It's too early to say anything as the standings can be changed completely after next round. In the team's last game VanderMeer had a remarkable 73.3% from 2-point range. He turned to be Gaz Metan's top player in his first season with the team.

Second best performed player last round was Kyndall Dykes (190-G/F-87, agency: Edge Sports) of U.Mobitel.CN. He is American swingman in his 2nd season at U.Mobitel.CN. In the last game Dykes recorded impressive 29 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Of course he lead U.Mobitel.CN to another comfortable win 85-68 over Timisoara (1-1) being unquestionably team leader. His team has extremely good start of the season. They won both games so far. However the season is at the beginning, so everything can happen. They still may lose their high position in the standings. Dykes is well-known at U.Mobitel.CN and he already established his position as one of the team's leaders. Former University of New Orleans star Dykes is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market.

Third place about best performers goes to another Gaz Metan's star - guard Jarrett Howell (186-PG-84, agency: Beo Basket). Howell scored 27 points and passed four assists. He was another key player of Gaz Metan, helping his team with a 134-43 easy win against Politehnica (#16, 0-2). Gaz Metan has a very good start of the season. But there were just 2 games played, so it's too early to judge them at this stage. Howell also has a very good start of the season with very strong stats. The season just started for Howell as he played only first game. But it already looks like he can be another team's leader.

Other top performing players last week:
4. David Steffel (212-C/F-85) of Rovinari - 19 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Branislav Tomic (205-F/C-80) of Craiova - 26 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists
6. Nemanja Maric (196-G-83) of Oradea - 27 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists
7. Allen Durham (198-F-88) of Dinamo B. - 21 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Titus Nicoara (203-F-88) of Gaz Metan - 18 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists
9. Jason Forte (196-F-84) of Targu Mures - 24 points and 10 rebounds
10. Joshua Brown (187-G-88) of Dinamo B. - 34 points and 5 rebounds

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


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  RUSSIA   


Stats Leaders - Superleague B
Points Per Game
 Nikola LEPOJEVIC
  Ural E.
  (199-F-82)
  Avg: 21.5
 1. Lepojevic, Ural E.21.5 
 2. Gordon, Ural E.20.0 
 3. Ageev, Ruskon-M.15.5 
 4. Petukhov, Spart.13.8 
 5. Lunev, Severstal13.5 
 6. Evgrafov, TE.13.5 
 7. Varnakov, Ruskon-.12.5 
 8. Goldyrev, Spart.11.3 
 9. Babitchev, Spart.11.0 
 10. Zaryazhko, Spart.10.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Andrey PETUKHOV
  Spart.
  (204-F-86)
  Avg: 9
 1. Petukhov, Spart.9.0 
 2. Kuznetsov, Ruskon.7.5 
 3. Beliaev, Univ.Surg.6.8 
 4. Babitchev, Spart.6.3 
 5. Nikolaev, Ural E.6.0 
 6. Sotnikov, TE.5.8 
 7. Polyakov, Severstal5.5 
 8. Gordon, Ural E.5.5 
 9. Varlamov, Ural E.5.3 
 10. Lekavicius, Univ..5.3 
Assists Per Game
 Anton GLAZUNOV
  Ural E.
  (182-G-86)
  Avg: 4
 1. Glazunov, Ural E.4.0 
 2. Vokhmianine, TEMP-.4.0 
 3. Shashkov, Ural E.4.0 
 4. Lekavicius, Univ.S.3.3 
 5. Hloponin, Univ.Sur.3.3 
 6. Grebelnyy, Sever.3.3 
 7. Chernov, Ruskon-M.3.0 
 8. Isakov, Ural E.3.0 
 9. Zakharov, Spart.3.0 
 10. Lepojevic, Ural E.2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Semen SHASHKOV
  Ural E.
  (205-F-89)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Shashkov, Ural E.2.3 
 2. Glazunov, Ural E.2.3 
 3. Lekavicius, Univ.S.2.3 
 4. Ageev, Ruskon-M.2.0 
 5. Babitchev, Spart.2.0 
 6. Hloponin, Univ.Sur.1.5 
 7. Krivko, Ruskon-M.1.5 
 8. Ionov, Ural E.1.3 
 9. Chaplin, Ural E.1.3 
 10. Beliaev, Univ.Sur.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Sergey VARLAMOV
  Ural E.
  (209-C-84)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Varlamov, Ural E.2.3 
 2. Kuznetsov, Ruskon.2.0 
 3. Tsvetkov, Severst.2.0 
 4. Petukhov, Spart.1.5 
 5. Shashkov, Ural E.1.3 
 6. Nikolaev, Ural E.1.0 
 7. Beliaev, Univ.Surg.1.0 
 8. Babitchev, Spart.0.8 
 9. Lunev, Severstal0.8 
 10. Ekimov, Univ.Sur.0.8 


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  SERBIA   


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. Beovuk 72 0-1 
 9. Jagodina 0-1 
 10. Radnicki OB 0-1 
 11. Radnicki Stud. 0-1 
 12. Sabac 0-1 
 13. Spartak 0-1 
 14. Vojvodina 0-1 


Partizan and Crvena Zvezda start with victories - by Eurobasket News
Round One of Adriatic league was played last weekend.
Partizan went to Zagreb and exploded against the Croatian champion with 65-93 victory. Both teams will play in Euroleague this season. The game was mostly controlled by Partizan. KK Zagreb CO was better in fourth quarter 21-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Partizan shot 67.3 percent from the field. Partizan outrebounded KK Zagreb CO 34-22 including a 27-13 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a great shooting night for Partizan especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 76.9 percentage. Worth to mention a great performance of Montenegrin center Nikola Pekovic (210-C-86, agency: Beo Basket) who helped to win the game recording 17 points and 9 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Forward Vladimir Lucic (202-F-89, agency: Beo Basket) contributed with 14 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Four Partizan players scored in double figures. Forward Krunoslav Simon answered with 16 points and center Mario Kasun added 16 points in the effort for KK Zagreb CO. Partizan will play against Helios in Domzale in the next round and are hoping to win another game. KK Zagreb CO will play on the road against Hemofarm in Vrsac.
In Serbian derby, Crvena Zvezda was better than Hemofarm 104-89. The game was mostly controlled by Zvezda. Hemofarm was better in fourth quarter 26-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Zvezda dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Hemofarm's 42. Hemofarm was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Center Petar Popovic (211-C-79) fired 19 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. American forward Adam Morrison (203-F-84, agency: Priority Sports, college: Gonzaga) chipped in 23 points. Guard Mladen Jeremic (196-G-88, agency: Interperformances) produced 23 points and Montenegrin power forward Ivan Maras (208-C/F-86, agency: Beo Basket) added 16 points respectively for lost side. Four Zvezda and five Hemofarm players scored in double figures. Zvezda will face Buducnost in Podgorica in the next round. Hemofarm will play at home against KK Zagreb CO.
Radnicki Kragujevac failed at home against Cibona. It was a 94-98 OT win for the former Croatian champs. Damjan Rudez led Cibona with 22 points. David Simon (207-C-82, college: IPFW) shined in loss with 23 points and 8 rebounds. Miljan Pavkovic (178-G-81, agency: Beo Basket) registered monster double-double of 22 points and 16 assists (6 rebounds). Quarters - 20:23, 22:20, 23:19, 16:19, 13:17 OT. Cibona will face Krka in Novo Mesto in the next round. Radnicki will play on the road against HKK Siroki WWin.


Fuenlabrada gets Dejan Musli on loan - by Eurobasket News
Dejan Musli (213-C-91) will play next month for Baloncesto Fuenlabrada. His team Caja Laboral decided to send him to Fuenal, where Musli will try to convince Porfi Fisac to keep him for rest of the season. Dejan Musli joined Caja Laboral a year ago. He appeared 8 times in ACB last season averaging 1.5 points and 1.5 rebounds. Caja Laboral loaned him to Fabi Shoes Montegranaro in February, but Musli did not play a single game due to injury. Before Caja Laboral, Dejan Musli played for the Serbian team FMP Zeleznik. He won two titles at Nike Euroleague Junior Tournament with them. Also Musli paced Serbian NT youth selection to few gold medals in the last five years. In 2007, he was named European Championships U16 MVP. Two years later he was awarded with Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 1st Team. In 2010, Dejan Musli was named to Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 3rd Team.

Welcome to new season of A League - by Eurobasket News
The Regular Season in A League started on Friday. Below you can check the stats, game reports and schedule for the next round.

Sloga - BKK Radnicki 89-92
The guests trailed by 7 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 92-89. BKK Radnicki shot 63.3 percent from the field. They also forced 21 Sloga turnovers. Strangely Sloga outrebounded BKK Radnicki 31-17. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Guard Marko Boltic (193-87) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 11 assists (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field) for the winners and guard Slobodan Lalic (197-86, agency: Beo Basket) chipped in 18 points and 4 steals (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). BKK Radnicki's coach used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. At the losing side guard Stefan Jovic (190-90) responded with 18 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists and center Sasa Mijajlovic (211-80, college: Hutchinson CC) scored 19 points and 6 rebounds. Five BKK Radnicki and four Sloga players scored in double figures. BKK Radnicki is looking forward to face Borac in Cacak in the next round. Sloga will play on the road against Mega Vizura and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
BKK Radnicki: M.Boltic 21+4reb+11ast, S.Lalic 18+3reb+1ast, N.Rakonjac 14+2reb+1ast, D.Petronic 10+3reb+3ast, N.Gacic 10, A.Petrovic 10+2reb+4ast
Sloga: S.Mijajlovic 19+6reb+2ast, S.Jovic 18+7reb+8ast, M.Popovic 16+4reb+5ast, S.Bozovic 14+4reb+1ast, M.Trivunovic 9+2reb+2ast, B.Popovic 9+3reb+1ast
gschID: 147567


Smederevo - Zeleznicar 93-78
The game was mostly controlled by Smederevo Vizura. Zeleznicar managed to win third quarter 19-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Power forward Bosko Jovovic (205-83) fired 25 points and 7 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) for the winners. Bosko Balaban chipped in a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds. Smederevo Vizura's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Guard Nenad Kasabasic (190-84) produced 16 points and 5 rebounds and forward Djordjo Djordjic (198-78) added 15 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Smederevo Vizura will meet Radnicki Basket in the next round. Zeleznicar will play against Proleter Naftagas in Zrenjanin.
Top scorers:
Smederevo: B.Jovovic 25+7reb+1ast, D.Majstorovic 16+7reb+1ast, U.Zivanovic 16+7reb+1ast, B.Balaban 16+11reb, V.Svilar 8+1reb+2ast, N.Stefanovic 8+2reb+5ast
Zeleznicar: N.Kasabasic 16+5reb+1ast, V.Jojic 15+2reb, D.Djordjic 15+5reb, G.Bajic 13+7reb, S.Stanojevic 9+5reb, D.Jerkovic 4+2reb
gschID: 147568


Borac - Tamis 71-48
The game was mostly controlled by Borac. Tamis was better in third quarter 17-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 16-of-19 charity shots (84.2 percent) during the game. Worth to mention a great performance of center Rastko Dramicanin (207-86, agency: BeoExcell) who helped to win the game recording 24 points and 7 rebounds. Center Ivan Zigeranovic (212-84, agency: BeoExcell) contributed with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Guard Branko Jereminov (187-87) answered with 10 points and guard Davor Perak (198-83) added 9 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Tamis. Tamis' coach gave up on the game allowing to play eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Borac's next round opponent will be BKK Radnicki in Beograd. Tamis will play at home against Metalac.
Top scorers:
Borac: R.Dramicanin 24+7reb+1ast, I.Zigeranovic 18+10reb+1ast, P.Rakovic 12+4reb+5ast, N.Todorovic 7+4reb+1ast, F.Pajevic 5+1reb+1ast, D.Radovic 3+5reb
Tamis: B.Jereminov 10+4reb+3ast, D.Perak 9+5reb, D.Majstorovic 9+1reb, M.Dimitrijevic 8+1reb+3ast, D.Buric 4+1reb, M.Popadic 4+4reb+1ast
gschID: 147563


Metalac - Radnicki Basket 87-83
The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 22-20. But Radnicki Basket won second period 25-24. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Metalac made 32-of-35 free shots (91.4 percent) during the game. Radnicki Basket was plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. Forward Stefan Balmazovic (202-89) stepped up and scored 20 points and 7 rebounds for the winners and Montenegrin center Radomir Marojevic (207-81) chipped in 14 points. Four Metalac players scored in double figures. At the losing side forward Ivan Smiljanic (198-89) responded with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 10 rebounds and guard Milos Dimic (195-89) scored 17 points. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Metalac will face Tamis in Pancevo in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Radnicki Basket will play at home against Smederevo Vizura.
Top scorers:
Metalac: S.Balmazovic 20+7reb, R.Marojevic 14+4reb+2ast, S.Atanackovic 13+1reb+2ast, D.Djukanovic 11+2reb, D.Kruscic 9+1reb+1ast, M.Savic 7+4reb+2ast
Radnicki Basket: I.Smiljanic 22+10reb, M.Dimic 17+1reb+2ast, M.Milovanovic 11+5reb, D.Djokic 8+4reb+1ast, M.Vasilic 6+3reb+3ast, A.Dzakovic 5+1reb+1ast
gschID: 147564


Proleter Naftagas - Vojvodina 76-90
The game was mostly controlled by Vojvodina. Proleter Naftagas was better in second period 31-28. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Vojvodina shot 63.3 percent from the field. Strangely Proleter Naftagas outrebounded Vojvodina 29-17 including a 23-12 advantage in defensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. Center Dusko Bunic (207-89) nailed 23 points for the winning side and guard Slobodan Dundjerski (190-88, agency: Alti Sport) accounted for 13 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists (made all of his nine free throws !!!). Center Zoran Majkic (207-78, agency: Court Side) came up with 17 points and 7 rebounds and power forward Bogdan Obrenovic (206-90) added 16 points and 5 rebounds respectively for Proleter Naftagas in the defeat. Vojvodina will play against OKK Beograd at home in the next round. Proleter Naftagas will play against Zeleznicar in Indija.
Top scorers:
Novi Sad: D.Bunic 23, D.Zekovic 13+2reb+2ast, S.Dundjerski 13+6reb+4ast, O.Kuzeta 11+7reb+1ast, N.Kalinic 9+4reb+1ast, S.Stojacic 6+3reb
Proleter Naftagas: Z.Majkic 17+7reb, B.Obrenovic 16+5reb+1ast, P.Peterson 14+2reb+3ast, M.Bjegovic 11+6reb+2ast, L.Igrutinovic 8+1reb+1ast, M.Vulin 5+6reb+2ast
gschID: 147565


OKK Beograd - Napredak 90-66
OKK Beograd was much better in this one. Napredak Rubin was better in third quarter 20-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. OKK Beograd dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Napredak Rubin's 38. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists comparing to just 4 passes made by Napredak Rubin's players. Forward Mirko Kovac (199-83, agency: Interperformances) stepped up and scored 20 points for the winners and swingman Filip Sepa (199-90, agency: Beo Basket) chipped in 8 points and 8 assists. Four OKK Beograd players scored in double figures. At the losing side forward Slaven Cupkovic (206-88) responded with 20 points and Montenegrin guard Slobodan Pejovic (193-86) scored 11 points and 4 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. OKK Beograd will face Vojvodina in Novi Sad in the next round. Napredak Rubin will play on the road against Sloboda in Uzice.
Top scorers:
OKK Beograd: M.Kovac 20+2reb+1ast, N.Misanovic 13+4reb, S.Stefanovic 11+3reb+1ast, L.Drca 11+7reb+2ast, D.Mitrovic 10+1reb+6ast, S.Knezevic 9+3reb+4ast
Napredak: S.Cupkovic 20+4reb, S.Pejovic 11+2reb+4ast, M.Puzic 10+6reb, V.Milincic 8, S.Mihajlovic 5+3reb, A.Mandic 4
gschID: 147566


Mega Vizura - Sloboda Uzice 85-74
Sloboda was trailing by 7 points at halftime but managed to get 12-point lead after three quarters before a 36-13 charge of Mega Vizura, which allowed them to win the game. Mega Vizura forced 21 Sloboda turnovers. Point guard Vasilije Micic (192-PG-94, agency: Beo Basket) stepped up and scored 18 points, 8 assists and 7 steals for the winners and guard Branko Milisavljevic (193-76, agency: Beo Basket) chipped in 16 points and 5 assists. Mega Vizura's coach Vlada Vukoicic used an eleven-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. At the losing side forward Ivan Kuburovic (203-81) responded with a double-double by scoring 11 points, 15 rebounds and 4 assists and guard Nikola Micevic (196-82) scored 15 points. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Mega Vizura will face Sloga in Kraljevo in the next round. Sloboda will play at home against Napredak Rubin.
Top scorers:
Mega Vizura: V.Micic 18+4reb+8ast, D.Cvetkovic 18+4reb, B.Milisavljevic 16+4reb+5ast, J.Rivers 12+1reb+2ast, S.Matovic 6+3reb, P.Jokic 5
Sloboda Uzice: N.Micevic 15+4reb+1ast, B.Andjic 15+1reb+1ast, N.Popovic 13+3reb+1ast, I.Kuburovic 11+15reb+4ast, A.Radulovic 9+2reb+3ast, A.Vasic 4+1reb+1ast


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Lamar Roberson gets MVP of the Week award for Extraliga - by Eurobasket News
American Lamar Roberson (203-F-86) had an amazing evening in the last round for Svit and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 3.
The 25-year old forward had a double-double of 22 points and thirteen rebounds, while his team beat Komarno (#5, 1-1) 83-75. Svit is placed at 4th position in Slovakian Extraliga. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost that single game earlier this season. Svit will need more victories to improve their 2-1 record. Roberson turned to be Svit's top player in his first season with the team. Lamar Roberson averages just after two games 15.5ppg and 12.0rpg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 27-year old American swingman Anthony Jones (194-G/F-84) of Handlova. Jones impressed basketball fans with 31 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists. Of course he lead Handlova to another comfortable win outscoring Vahostav-Zilina (0-2) 91-70. The season is still at the very beginning and this victory may help a lot. Let's wait for the next round. Jones is a newcomer at Handlova and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders.

The third best performed player last round was American Andrew Jones (208-F-87) of top-ranked Nova Ves. Jones scored 20 points and grabbed eight rebounds. He was a key player of Nova Ves, leading his team to a 91-87 win against #3 ranked Prievidza in a game of the week. Nova Ves started extremely well this year. They recorded 3 victories without losing a single game. Jones turns to be one of the very best players in the league while he is also a leader of the top team having his eyes on the championship title. The season just started for Jones as he played only first game. But it already looks like he can be team's leader.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Ivan Barisic (201-C/F-84) of Handlova - 22 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Sullivan Phillips (198-G/F-79) of Prievidza - 17 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists
6. Petar Cosic (186-G-85) of Svit - 19 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Stanislav Baldovsky (192-F-89) of Nova Ves - 20 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists
8. David Godbold (196-G-85) of Prievidza - 19 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Johnathon Jones (183-G-88) of Komarno - 18 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Robert Vaden (196-G/F-85) of Nitra - 29 points, 2 rebounds and 5 assists

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


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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. Medvode 1-1 
 9. Postojna 1-1 
 10. Splosna plovba 1-1 
 11. Branik 0-2 
 12. Hrastnik 0-2 
 13. Litija 0-2 
 14. Nova Gorica 0-2 


Union Olimpija too much for Zlatorog, 89-77 - by Eurobasket News
Three Slovenian teams played their Round One games of the Adriatic league this past weekend.
Union Olimpija was better than Zlatorog in Slovenian derby 89-77. The game was mostly controlled by Union Olimpija. Zlatorog was better in third quarter 24-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Union Olimpija dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Zlatorog's 38. 24 personal fouls committed by Zlatorog helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Bosnian-Croatian power forward Damir Markota (210-C/F-85) nailed 16 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) for the winning side and American swingman Danny Green (198-G/F-87, college: N.Carolina) accounted for 12 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Five Union Olimpija players scored in double figures. Serbian forward Vladimir Panic (194-F-82, agency: 011 Sports) came up with 20 points and Croatian power forward Jure Skific (202-F/C-88) added 10 points and 6 rebounds respectively for Zlatorog in the defeat. Union Olimpija's next round opponent will be Cedevita in Zagreb.
Helos faced with 90-92 home win against the Bosnian champion Siroki WWin. The guests trailed by 7 points after three quarters before their 32-23 charge, which allowed them to win the game. HKK Siroki WWin made 22-of-28 free shots (78.6 percent) during the game. They shot the lights out from three sinking 14 long-distance shots on high 51.9 percentage. Croatian forward Zeljko Sakic stepped up and scored 16 points and 9 rebounds for the winners and Croatian guard Fran Pilepic chipped in 19 points. At the losing side guard Klemen Prepelic (191-G-92) responded with 21 points and 5 rebounds and Croatian power forward Drago Pasalic (208-C/F-84) scored 20 points and 8 rebounds. Five HKK Siroki WWin and four Helios players scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. HKK Siroki WWin will meet at home Radnicki K. in the next round. Helios will play against Partizan in Beograd.
As a part of Round One, Krka failed at home against Maccabi Electra Tel-Aviv 66-83. That game was played on October 1. The game was mostly controlled by Maccabi T-A. Krka managed to win second period 19-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Maccabi T-A forced 20 Krka turnovers. Greek center Sofoklis Schortsanitis fired 18 points and 5 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) for the winners. American point guard Jordan Farmar chipped in 11 points. Jamaican center Jerome Jordan (213-C-86, college: Tulsa) produced 15 points and American guard Curtis Stinson (187-G-83, college: Iowa St.) added 9 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side. Maccabi T-A will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Krka will play on the road against Cibona in Zagreb.
So, one win for Slovenian teams in the first round.


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EBA League: Round Four - by Mariano Galindo
Ignacio Fort (200-F-83) was again the MVP of the week. The player of Canoe signed a new amazing performance, with 42 index rating int the triumph of his team over Illescas. Canoe shows a perfect 4-0 record. In spite of James didnt play, the team coached by Javier Juarez could win because has a big center who can do everything. Fort signed a triple-double: 23 points, 16 rebounds and 11 fouls received. Moreover, he posted 7 steals.

Leon Williams claims LEB Gold weekly honour - by Eurobasket News
Belizean-American power forward Leon Williams (203-F/C-86, agency: Impact Basketball) had an amazing evening in the last round for Caceres and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com LEB Gold Player of the Week award for round 3.
The 25-year old power forward had a double-double of 25 points and twelve rebounds, while his team beat Leon (#18, 0-3), the league's bottom-ranked team 83-78. Caceres maintains the 6th position in Spanish LEB Gold. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost that single game earlier this season. Caceres will need more victories to improve their 2-1 record. Williams turned to be Caceres' top player in his first season with the team. Ohio University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Williams is in league's top in rebounds (5th best: 9.3rpg) and averages solid 66.7% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 28-year old former international center Oliver Arteaga (211-C-83) of Menorca. Arteaga impressed basketball fans with 22 points and 8 rebounds. Bad luck as Menorca lost that game 91-100 to Mallorca (2-1). 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. Arteaga is a newcomer at Menorca and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders.

The third best performed player last round was Joan Carles Bivia (185-PG-85) of Mallorca (#7). Bivia scored 21 points. He was a key player of Mallorca, leading his team to a 100-91 win against Menorca (#13, 1-2). Mallorca needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 2 victories and 1 lost games. Bivia has a great season in Spain. After only 3 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 20.3ppg (4th best) and assists with 4.0apg (5th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Jeffrey Bonds (199-F-82) of Clavijo - 20 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Andrejs Selakovs (210-C-88) of CB Tarragona - 19 points and 6 rebounds
6. Jakim Donaldson (204-C/F-83) of Tenerife - 18 points and 12 rebounds
7. Mamadou Samb (208-C/F-89) of Granada - 15 points and 10 rebounds
8. Maurice McNeil (205-F-87) of Huesca - 26 points and 7 rebounds
9. Daniel Lopez (188-PG-82) of Burgos - 17 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists
10. Inaki Narros (194-G-81) of Navarra - 26 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)


Jose Balmon claims LEB Silver weekly honour - by Eurobasket News
Jose Balmon (204-C-81) had an amazing evening for Las Rozas and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com LEB Silver Player of the Week award for round 1.
The 30-year old center had the game-high 27 points adding nine rebounds and two assists for Las Rozas in his team's victory, helping them to edge out Avila 77-74. Balmon had a remarkable 54.5% from 2-point range.

The second most remarkable performance in first round's games was 26-year old American forward Sammy Monroe (198-F-85, agency: Prossin Sports Management) of Tenerife. Monroe impressed basketball fans with 32 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists. It was enough for Tenerife to edge Oviedo CB (0-1) by 4 points 105-101. Newberry College alumni Monroe played at Eurobasket Summer League, which is considered top summer league for players who want to play basketball overseas.

The third best performed player last round was Senegalese center Papa Mbaye (209-C-90) of second-ranked Barca Regal II. Mbaye scored 11 points and grabbed thirteen rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Barca Regal II, leading his team to a 74-67 win against Plasencia. Barca Regal II has a good start of the season. But there was just one game played, so it's too early to judge them at this stage. Mbaye also has a very good start of the season with very strong stats.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Francis Koffi (202-F-81) of Ourense - 15 points and 11 rebounds
5. Alex Thompson (208-F-85) of Aurteneche M. - 10 points, 14 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Ignacio Guigou (186-PG-91) of Tenerife - 19 points and 3 assists
7. Bryan LeDuc (203-F) of Oviedo CB - 16 points and 9 rebounds
8. Alejandro Gonzalez (187-G-80) of Oviedo CB - 20 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Marcus Eriksson (196-G/F-93) of Barca Regal II - 17 points and 8 rebounds
10. Aleksandar Ugrinoski (192-G-88) of Las Rozas - 17 points, 5 rebounds and 4 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)


Fuenlabrada gets Dejan Musli on loan - by Eurobasket News
Dejan Musli (213-C-91) will play next month for Baloncesto Fuenlabrada. His team Caja Laboral decided to send him to Fuenal, where Musli will try to convince Porfi Fisac to keep him for rest of the season. Dejan Musli joined Caja Laboral a year ago. He appeared 8 times in ACB last season averaging 1.5 points and 1.5 rebounds. Caja Laboral loaned him to Fabi Shoes Montegranaro in February, but Musli did not play a single game due to injury. Before Caja Laboral, Dejan Musli played for the Serbian team FMP Zeleznik. He won two titles at Nike Euroleague Junior Tournament with them. Also Musli paced Serbian NT youth selection to few gold medals in the last five years. In 2007, he was named European Championships U16 MVP. Two years later he was awarded with Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 1st Team. In 2010, Dejan Musli was named to Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 3rd Team.

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Stats Leaders - Basketligan
Points Per Game
 Johan AKESSON
  08
  (210-C-84)
  Avg: 28
 1. Akesson, 0828.0 
 2. Safford, LF Basket25.0 
 3. Bjornsson, Jamtl.22.0 
 4. Watt, Eco Orebro21.0 
 5. Igbavboa, LF Bask.20.0 
 6. Baeringsson, Sunds.20.0 
 7. Carter, Uppsala19.0 
 8. Grundberg, Uppsala18.0 
 9. Ermolinskij, Sunds.17.0 
 10. Salon, LF Basket17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Hlynur BAERINGSSON
  Sunds.
  (200-F/C-82)
  Avg: 14
 1. Baeringsson, Sunds.14.0 
 2. Safford, LF Basket14.0 
 3. Watt, Eco Orebro13.0 
 4. Johnson, Uppsala12.0 
 5. Igbavboa, LF Bask.10.0 
 6. Nystrom, 0810.0 
 7. Lalugba, Jamtland10.0 
 8. Gregory, Sundsvall10.0 
 9. Jukes, Solna9.0 
 10. Seay, Norrkoping8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Rudy MBEMBA
  LF Basket
  (181-G-87)
  Avg: 11
 1. Mbemba, LF Basket11.0 
 2. Hellgren, Jamtland7.0 
 3. Eriksson, Uppsala7.0 
 4. Carter, Uppsala6.0 
 5. Jeansson, Uppsala5.0 
 6. Jeromanovs, Norrk.4.0 
 7. Nagwere, 084.0 
 8. Sigurdarson, Sunds.4.0 
 9. Licartovsky, Eco O.4.0 
 10. Ermolinskij, Sund.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Pavel ERMOLINSKIJ
  Sunds.
  (202-G/F-87)
  Avg: 6
 1. Ermolinskij, Sunds.6.0 
 2. Watt, Eco Orebro4.0 
 3. Sigurdarson, Sunds.4.0 
 4. Nagwere, 084.0 
 5. Grundberg, Uppsala3.0 
 6. Ramsey, LF Basket3.0 
 7. Eriksson, Uppsala3.0 
 8. Pleick, Eco Orebro3.0 
 9. Mbemba, LF Basket3.0 
 10. Drains, Norrkoping2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Keith RAMSEY
  LF Basket
  (206-F-87)
  Avg: 4
 1. Ramsey, LF Basket4.0 
 2. Watt, Eco Orebro3.0 
 3. Johnson, Uppsala3.0 
 4. Doychinov, Solna2.0 
 5. Odada, 082.0 
 6. Lalugba, Jamtland1.0 
 7. Ronstrom, Jamtland1.0 
 8. Blom, 081.0 
 9. Seay, Norrkoping1.0 
 10. Akesson, 081.0 


Mathias Liljeqvist gets MVP of the Week award for Basketettan - by Eurobasket News
Talented Mathias Liljeqvist (196-F-92) had an amazing evening in the last round for Nassjo and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Basketettan Player of the Week award for round 3.
The 19-year old forward had the game-high 20 points adding seven rebounds for Nassjo in his team's victory, helping them to crush Solna Branten (#5, 2-1) with 21-point margin 83-62. Nassjo maintains perfect record without any lost game in the league. The season is still on an early stage, but Nassjo already had a very good start winning all 3 without losing a single one. Liljeqvist turned to be Nassjo's top player in his first season with the team. Mathias Liljeqvist averages just after two games 15.5ppg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 24-year old center Robert Isaksson (202-C-87) of Hogsbo. Isaksson impressed basketball fans with 28 points and 9 rebounds. It was enough for Hogsbo to edge Eos (0-3) by 2 points 84-82. The season is still at the very beginning and this victory may help a lot. Let's wait for the next round. Isaksson is a newcomer at Hogsbo and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders.

The third best performed player last round was Jamaican Hugh Robinson (202-C-83) of top-ranked Brahe Basket. Robinson scored 18 points and grabbed eight rebounds. He was a key player of Brahe Basket, leading his team to a 93-71 easy win against Norrkoping BK (#12, 0-3). Brahe Basket started extremely well this year. They recorded 3 victories without losing a single game in Group South. Robinson has a great start in Sweden. After only 2 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 10.5rpg (7th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Jonas Ghebremeskel (181-PG-84) of Eagles - 16 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Alexander Holmstrom Forster (196-F-92) of Blackeberg - 15 points and 5 rebounds
6. Nicklas Bergstrom (205-C-78) of Blackeberg - 13 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Erik Andersson (197-G/F-87) of Eagles - 21 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Srdjan Vukovic (197-F-86) of Helsingborg - 19 points, 13 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Srdjan Damjanovic (204-C/F-79) of Nassjo - 11 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists
10. Todorce Petkovski (200-F-80) of Srbija - 14 points, 12 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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Standings - LNA
LNA Standings
 1. Lugano Tigers 2-0 
 2. Monthey 2-0 
 3. Fribourg 1-0 
 4. Geneve Lions 1-0 
 5. SAV Vacallo 1-1 
 6. Boncourt 1-1 
 7. BBC Nyon 0-2 
 8. SAM Massagno 0-2 
 9. Starwings 0-2 


Standings - LNB
LNB Standings
 1. BC AKA 2-0 
 2. Bern 2-0 
 3. Neuchatel 2-0 
 4. Nyon U23 2-0 
 5. Vevey 2-0 
 6. Meyrin Geneve 1-0 
 7. Villars 1-1 
 8. Zurich Wildcats 1-1 
 9. DDV Lugano 0-1 
 10. Acad.Fribourg 0-2 
 11. Bernex 0-2 
 12. Blonay Basket 0-2 
 13. Pully 0-2 
 14. Swiss Central 0-2 


Stats Leaders - LNB
Points Per Game
 Shawn ATUPEM
  UCC Demons
  (200-F-89)
  Avg: 30
 1. Atupem, UCC Demons30.0 
 2. Thompson, B.Gais N.29.0 
 3. Cummins, Belfast26.0 
 4. Turner, 11890 K.23.0 
 5. Stith, UCD Marian21.0 
 6. Glover, DCU Saints21.0 
 7. Kinevane, UL Eagl.19.0 
 8. O''Brien, 11890 K.17.0 
 9. Cunningham, Moycul.16.0 
 10. O''Sullivan, UCC D.15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jermaine TURNER
  11890 K.
  (195-F-74)
  Avg: 17
 1. Turner, 11890 K.17.0 
 2. Atupem, UCC Demons16.0 
 3. Thompson, B.Gais N.14.0 
 4. Enos, Moycullen12.0 
 5. Stith, UCD Marian11.0 
 6. O''Brien, 11890 K.10.0 
 7. Quill, DCU Saints10.0 
 8. Glover, DCU Saints9.0 
 9. O''Reilly, UCC D.9.0 
 10. Taylor, B.Gais N.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Robert CLARKE
  11890 K.
  (175-G-87)
  Avg: 6
 1. Clarke, 11890 K.6.0 
 2. O''Neill, 11890 K.5.0 
 3. Walsh, B.Gais N.5.0 
 4. Coughlan, UCC D.5.0 
 5. Kinevane, UL Eagl.5.0 
 6. Turner, 11890 K.4.0 
 7. McGinn, B.Gais N.4.0 
 8. Thompson, B.Gais N.3.0 
 9. Meany, UCD Marian3.0 
 10. Brazdeikis, B.Gai.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Jermaine TURNER
  11890 K.
  (195-F-74)
  Avg: 6
 1. Turner, 11890 K.6.0 
 2. O''Neill, 11890 K.4.0 
 3. Stith, UCD Marian3.0 
 4. Anderson, DCU S.3.0 
 5. Taylor, B.Gais N.3.0 
 6. Dawson, Belfast2.0 
 7. King, UL Eagles2.0 
 8. Madsen, 11890 K.2.0 
 9. Cronin, B.Gais N.2.0 
 10. McGinn, B.Gais N.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Jermaine TURNER
  11890 K.
  (195-F-74)
  Avg: 4
 1. Turner, 11890 K.4.0 
 2. O''Brien, 11890 K.2.0 
 3. Madsen, 11890 K.2.0 
 4. Thompson, B.Gais N.2.0 
 5. Duggan, UCC Demons1.0 
 6. O''Sullivan, UCC D.1.0 
 7. Quigley, UL Eagles1.0 
 8. Cronin, B.Gais N.1.0 
 9. Quill, DCU Saints1.0 
 10. Donnelly, DCU S.1.0 


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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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Super league jumps off Nov. 27 - by Don Farrell
After three meetings with over 15 clubs and an evaluation process, the 14th edition of the Super 10 Basketball League will feature its biggest league operations ever. Twelve teams will be featured in the biggest basketball league in the English-speaking Caribbean when it jumps-off on November 27 at the Jean Pierre Sports Complex. Defence Force, the winners of four championships since the league started in 1987 and newcomers Police are among the teams that will participate. However, the will not get involve in any SBL activity until December 6, 2011.

The mens team: Defending champion Detour Shak Attack, National Flour Mills, Royal Extra Lions, Diego Martin All Stars, Valencia Heat, Caledonia Clippers, Sando Petro Jazz, the University of Trinidad & Tobago, Maloney Pacers, Defence Force, Police and the Ministry of Sports Schoolaz. The Womens Teams: Defending champion Courts Horizon, Brian Chase Academy, Police, Star Seekers of Tobago, Defence Force, Malick Tigers, Chaguanas Lions, Diego Martin All Stars and Upstate. The league will provide competition for men, women and a junior league for boys and girls 18-years and Under division.

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  TURKEY   


Stats Leaders - D1
Points Per Game
 Mirza TELETOVIC
  Caja L.
  (206-F-85)
  Avg: 20
 1. Teletovic, Caja L.20.0 
 2. Jasen, Cajasol12.0 
 3. Ribas, Caja Laboral11.0 
 4. Oleson, Caja L.11.0 
 5. Seraphin, Caja L.11.0 
 6. Bogdanovic, Cajasol9.0 
 7. Davis, Cajasol9.0 
 8. San Emeterio, Caja6.0 
 9. English, Cajasol6.0 
 10. Prigioni, Caja L.5.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Hernan JASEN
  Cajasol
  (199-G-78)
  Avg: 7
 1. Jasen, Cajasol7.0 
 2. Teletovic, Caja L.7.0 
 3. San Emeterio, Caja6.0 
 4. Urtasun, Cajasol5.0 
 5. Bogdanovic, Cajasol3.0 
 6. Triguero, Cajasol3.0 
 7. Rubio, Cajasol3.0 
 8. Bjelica, Caja Labo.3.0 
 9. Satoransky, Cajasol2.0 
 10. Davis, Cajasol2.0 
Assists Per Game
 Fernando SAN EMETERIO
  Caja L.
  (198-F/G-84)
  Avg: 6
 1. San Emeterio, Caja6.0 
 2. Ribas, Caja Laboral4.0 
 3. Heurtel, Caja L.3.0 
 4. Oleson, Caja L.2.0 
 5. Urtasun, Cajasol2.0 
 6. Seraphin, Caja L.1.0 
 7. Bogdanovic, Cajasol1.0 
 8. Bjelica, Caja Labo.1.0 
 9. Bjelica, Caja Labo.1.0 
 10. Rubio, Cajasol1.0 
Steals Per Game
 Thomas HEURTEL
  Caja L.
  (188-G-89)
  Avg: 2
 1. Heurtel, Caja L.2.0 
 2. Satoransky, Cajasol2.0 
 3. Oleson, Caja L.1.0 
 4. Seraphin, Caja L.1.0 
 5. Davis, Cajasol1.0 
 6. Urtasun, Cajasol1.0 
 7. Bogdanovic, Cajasol1.0 
 8. English, Cajasol1.0 
 9. San Emeterio, Caja1.0 
 10. Bjelica, Caja Lab.0.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Kevin SERAPHIN
  Caja L.
  (205-F/C-89)
  Avg: 3
 1. Seraphin, Caja L.3.0 
 2. Jasen, Cajasol1.0 
 3. Oleson, Caja L.0.0 
 4. Heurtel, Caja L.0.0 
 5. Triguero, Cajasol0.0 
 6. English, Cajasol0.0 
 7. Teletovic, Caja L.0.0 
 8. Davis, Cajasol0.0 
 9. San Emeterio, Caja0.0 
 10. Calloway, Cajasol0.0 


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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 


Hughes Named New UBA Owner - by Travis McAvene
This past week Charles Hughes was announced as the new owner for the Ohio Kings in the UBA. The Ohio Kings are a new franchise based out of Cincinnati, Ohio. Hughes provides a resume with ten years of coaching experience. 'I want to provide a positive platform for players from various diverse backgrounds to be able to compete against the best of the best in a environment that promotes growth, sportsmanship and excellence, said Hughes. I wanted to be involved with a minor league system that get players overseas on a consistent basis and the UBA has a great reputation for doing so.



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


Eagles and Sharks Close In On BBL Trophy Semi-Finals - by Paul Nilsen
In a weekend of BBL Trophy action, Newcastle Eagles' player-coach Fabulous Flournoy (192-G/F-73, college: McNeese St.) was delighted to see his team take another step towards the semi-final with a 92-72 victory against Durham Wildcats on Friday night.

The Eagles only need to avoid a big defeat against old foes Glasgow Rocks on Sunday to reach the final four of the competition they have won four times in the last seven years.

'Our defence really got us through the game as it took us a long time to get any offensive fluency' said Flournoy.

'Durham were helped by having Mario Flaherty playing and really tested us in that they hung around and worked the shot clock well.

'We know all about Bucci who again played well but both Hinnenkamp and Capocci have showed enough in two games against us for me to believe they will be solid players in this league. Chris Pearce also brought a lot of energy for them.'

Another team to have one foot in the semi-final is One Health Sharks Sheffield who chalked up a big 99-56 victory against Mersey Tigers on Friday evening. Jimmy Langhurst and Justin Dobbins each hit 22 points for Sheffield, and Atiba Lyons' side now only need to avoid a thrashing in the return on Merseyside to qualify. Trophy holders Tigers did show their bouncebackability, though, by winning 83-78 at Cheshire Jets on Sunday.

UCP Marjon Plymouth Raiders join Eagles and Sharks in the 'nearly there' category following a second straight road win. Gavin Love's side won 85-62 at Worcester Wolves, and can seal a semi-final place with a home win against the Wolves on Sunday.

Prestige Homes MK Lions took control of Group Three with a 107-90 home victory Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders. Needing to better Riders' eight point win against them the previous week to take the head-to-head between the teams, Lions never looked back after a 27-12 first period, with Stefan Gill stealing the show with 26 points and six assists, while Daniel Northern had a 19 point, 17 rebound double-double.




Sunday 09 Oct BBL Trophy Round Up - by Paul Nilsen
In Sunday night's BBL Trophy action, there were victories for the Glasgow Rocks and the Mersey Tigers as both secured much needed wins in their quests to progress in the competition.

Current Trophy holders the Mersey Tigers bounced back strongly from Friday's heavy defeat to the One Health Sharks Sheffield as they picked up an 78-83 victory over the Cheshire Jets at the Northgate Arena on Sunday evening.

Kris Douse (198-F-86, college: Point Park) was the main man for the Tigers as he netted a team-high 19 points, but it was Matt Schneck who led all scorers in the game with 20 points for the Jets in defeat. The visitors started strongly, but the home side came right back into the game in the second period as they restricted the Tigers to just 12 points in the quarter to open up a four point lead at 38-34 heading in at the half.

The second half saw the Jets extend their lead in the third period, but the Tigers stormed their way back into the game in the final quarter thanks in no small part to a 12-4 burst at the start of the period to trim the deficit back to two points at 65-63.

The Jets extended their lead to four points at 71-67 through a Colin O'Reilly basket, but a Myles Hesson three-pointer sparked an 11-3 tear to give the Tigers the lead at 74-78 with 1:24 remaining on the clock. The home side tried valiantly to get themselves back into the game but the visitors were able to hold on and secure the victory from the foul-line.

In the other game on Sunday, the Rocks were made to work extremely hard by the Durham Wildcats but eventually ran out 75-70 winners at Kelvin Hall. Mychal Green was the top scorer for the victors with 19 points, but it was Ralph Bucci who took the plaudits as leading scorer in the game as he netted 24 points for the Wildcats.

This game was close throughout with the lead changing hands on a number of occasions through the first quarter, but an 11-3 Rocks tear took the score out to 24-19 as the period drew to a close.

The Rocks continued to extend their lead through the second and into the third period, but three-pointers from Bucci, Fred Hinnenkamp and Michael Davis in the third quarter bought the visitors right back into the contest and gave them the lead at 47-48.

The Rocks responded immediately with a 10-4 burst to take the score out to 57-52 heading into the final stanza and they would not relinquish that lead for the remainder of the contest despite a valiant effort from Durham to get themselves back into the contest.




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Women News

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  AUSTRIA - Women  


BC Vienna and Flying Foxes share top spot after three rounds - by Eurobasket News
BC Vienna and Flying Foxes are the only two teams that remained undefeated after three rounds of action in AWBL.
The defending champions thrashed UBBC Herzogenburg 84:38 on the road to gain the third win in a row. It was a one-way traffic from start to finish. Flying Foxes established a 44:16 halftime lead and never looked back en route to the victory. Kachine Alexander (175-G-89, agency: LBM Management, college: Iowa) provided 18 points to pace the visitors. Zsuzsanna Horvath (190-F-79, college: Georgetown) and Jana Lichnerova (190-C-76) added 15 points each in the win. Maria Laterza (190-C-89, college: Marist) answered with 9 points for UBBC as they slipped at 0-2 record.
BC Vienna also celebrated the third consecutive win. They upset TI Sparkasse Innsbruck 72:60 away from home. Lisa Zderadicka (168-PG-94) stepped up with 16 points to pace the visiting team. BC Vienna piled up a 31:17 halftime lead. Innsbruck improved their performance in the second half. They narrowed the deficit to just 6 points before the fourth frame but Vienna 87 stayed alert and escaped with the win at the end. Barbara Keck (183-F-94) notched 13 points in the victory. Julia Schwab (180-F-82) answered with 24 points for Innsbruck as they fell at 1-2 record.


Standings - AWBL
AWBL Standings
 1. BC Vienna 3-0 
 2. Fl.Foxes 3-0 
 3. BK Duchess 2-1 
 4. TI Sparkasse 1-2 
 5. Kammer 0-2 
 6. UBBC 0-2 
 7. UBI Graz 0-2 


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  CHINA - Women  


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Robert PORTER
  ASA
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 16.8
 1. Robert Porter ASA16.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Robert PORTER
  ASA
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Robert Porter ASA5.4 
Assists Per Game
 Robert PORTER
  ASA
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Robert Porter ASA6.1 
Steals Per Game
 Robert PORTER
  ASA
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Robert Porter ASA2.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Robert PORTER
  ASA
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 0
 1. Robert Porter ASA0.0 
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  CZECH REPUBLIC - Women  


ZBL Round 5: Lokomotiva Karlovy Vary hands first loss to Kara Trutnov - by Eurobasket News
The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with loss of the undefeated team, derby games and favorites losing the games.

The most surprising game was the first loss of undefeated Kara Trutnov (4-1) on the court of seventh ranked Lokomotiva Karlovy Vary on Sunday night. Visitors were edged by Lokomotiva Karlovy Vary 73-71. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Kara Trutnov. Kara Trutnov was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Swingman Michaela Muchova (178-G/F-91) (178-91) orchestrated the victory by scoring 22 points. Forward Sarka Kucerova (181) contributed with 11 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Lokomotiva Karlovy Vary's coach David Zdenek used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. The former international forward Hana Snajdrova-Ziklova (183-80) answered with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 11 rebounds for Kara Trutnov. Lokomotiva Karlovy Vary (3-2) moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Strakonice. Kara Trutnov at the other side keeps the second position with one game lost. They share it with VS Praha. Lokomotiva Karlovy Vary is looking forward to face Aldast Strakonice (#6) on the road in the next round. Kara Trutnov will play against the league's leader USK Praha (#1) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Another exciting game was a derby match between two teams from Praha: USK Praha (#1) and VSE Praha (#8). USK Praha (6-0) crushed visiting VSE Praha (2-3) by 70 points 108-38. The former international forward Eva Viteckova (190-82) stepped up and scored 19 points and 5 rebounds for the winners and Delisha Milton-Jones chipped in 17 points and 5 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). USK Praha's coach Lubor Blazek felt very confident using 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American forward Dalila Eshe (191-84, college: Florida) responded with 12 points and 9 rebounds. Undefeated USK Praha have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They maintain first place with 6-0 record. Newly promoted VSE Praha keeps the eighth position with three games lost. They share it with Hradec Kralove. USK Praha will play against league's second-placed Kara Trutnov on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. VSE Praha will play against Basket Slovanka MB (#7) in Vodochody and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Bottom-ranked BK Pliska Studanka is still unable to win any game. This time they lost on the road their fifth consecutive match to ninth ranked Sokol Hradec Kralove (2-3) 85-74 on Saturday evening. Michaela Stara nailed 19 points and 8 rebounds for the winning side. Renata Brezinova came up with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 17 rebounds for BK Pliska Studanka in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Sokol Hradec Kralove moved-up to eighth place, which they share with VSE Praha. BK Pliska Studanka lost their fifth game in a row. They still closes the standings with five games lost. Sokol Hradec Kralove will meet higher ranked Frisco Sika (#4) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. BK Pliska Studanka will play against VS Praha (#3) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Bottom-ranked DSK Karlin is still unable to win any game. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their sixth consecutive match to third ranked VS Praha (4-1) 86-45. The best player for the winners was Petra Reisingerova who had a double-double by scoring 17 points and 12 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. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for VS Praha. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Trutnov. DSK Karlin lost their sixth game in a row. Newly promoted team still closes the standings with six games lost. VS Praha's next round opponent will be BK Pliska Studanka (#11) in Pardubice and are hoping to win another game. DSK Karlin will play at home against Valosun Brno and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
The game in Vodochody was also quite interesting. Fourth ranked Frisco Sika (4-2) played at the court of 6th ranked Basket Slovanka MB (2-2). Frisco Sika managed to secure a 8-point victory 85-77 on Sunday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Basket Slovanka MB. Romana Hejdova orchestrated the victory by scoring 17 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. Defending champion maintains fourth place with 4-2 record. Loser Basket Slovanka MB dropped to the seventh position with two games lost. Frisco Sika will face Sokol Hradec Kralove (#8) at home in the next round. Basket Slovanka MB will play against VSE Praha and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last game of round 5 Valosun Brno was beaten by Strakonice on the road 68-60.
The most impressive performance of 5th round was 26 points and 10 rebounds by Zora Skrabalova of Strakonice.


Hradec Kralove - Pardubice 85-74

Bottom-ranked BK Pliska Studanka is still unable to win any game. This time they lost on the road their fifth consecutive match to ninth ranked Sokol Hradec Kralove (2-3) 85-74 on Saturday evening. The hosts trailed by 8 points at the halftime before their 47-28 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Sokol Hradec Kralove forced 20 BK Pliska Studanka turnovers. Guard Michaela Stara (180-90) nailed 19 points and 8 rebounds for the winning side and swingman Katerina Zavazalova (172-90) accounted for 17 points. Center Renata Brezinova (189-90) came up with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 17 rebounds and point guard Catalina Quintana (169-88) added 16 points respectively for BK Pliska Studanka in the defeat. Four Sokol Hradec Kralove and five BK Pliska Studanka players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Sokol Hradec Kralove moved-up to eighth place, which they share with VSE Praha. BK Pliska Studanka lost their fifth game in a row. They still closes the standings with five games lost. Sokol Hradec Kralove will meet higher ranked Frisco Sika (#4) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. BK Pliska Studanka will play against VS Praha (#3) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Pardubice: C.Quintana 16+3reb, R.Brezinova 15+17reb, H.Kramperova 14+2reb+1ast, M.Pavlasova 10+5reb, M.Ondrejova 10+2reb, S.Petraskova 5+2reb+2ast
Hradec Kralove: M.Stara 19+8reb+2ast, K.Zavazalova 17+1reb, L.Bartakova 13+2reb+2ast, K.Rosenbaumova 12+3reb, A.Ovsikova 11+4reb+2ast, T.Kuthanova 8+7reb+2ast
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Strakonice - Valosun Brno 68-60

No shocking result in a game when sixth ranked Aldast Strakonice (3-2) beat at home 10th ranked Valosun Brno (1-4) 68-60 on Saturday. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. International center Zora Skrabalova (195-81, college: Illinois St., agency: Josep and Nicolas) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 10 rebounds. Forward Katerina Krizova (186-80) contributed with 15 points for the winners. Four Aldast Strakonice players scored in double figures. Swingman Veronika Vlkova (176-84) answered with 15 points and 7 rebounds and Slovakian power forward Eva Kmetova (188-87) added 11 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Valosun Brno. Aldast Strakonice moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Karlovy Vary. Valosun Brno lost their fourth game in a row. They keep the tenth position with four games lost. Aldast Strakonice will face Lokomotiva Karlovy Vary (#5) at home in the next round. Valosun Brno will play against DSK Karlin (#12) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Valosun Brno: V.Vlkova 15+7reb+1ast, E.Kmetova 11+9reb+1ast, L.Kysilkova 11+2reb+1ast, I.Borecka 9+2reb+1ast, E.Mrhalkova 6+3reb, M.Zatloukalova 4+4reb
Strakonice: Z.Skrabalova 26+10reb, K.Krizova 15+3reb+2ast, A.Jenisova 11+7reb, J.Musilova 10+4reb+1ast, M.Uhrova 2+5reb+2ast, L.Balakova 2+2reb+1ast
gschID: 142944


Karlovy Vary - Trutnov 73-71

The most surprising game was the first loss of undefeated Kara Trutnov (4-1) on the court of seventh ranked Lokomotiva Karlovy Vary on Sunday night. Visitors were edged by Lokomotiva Karlovy Vary 73-71. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Kara Trutnov. Kara Trutnov was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Swingman Michaela Muchova (178-91) orchestrated the victory by scoring 22 points. Forward Sarka Kucerova (181) contributed with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Lokomotiva Karlovy Vary's coach David Zdenek used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. The former international forward Hana Snajdrova-Ziklova (183-80) answered with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 11 rebounds and point guard Darina Misurova (163-81) added 13 points in the effort for Kara Trutnov. Lokomotiva Karlovy Vary (3-2) moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Strakonice. Kara Trutnov at the other side keeps the second position with one game lost. They share it with VS Praha. Lokomotiva Karlovy Vary is looking forward to face Aldast Strakonice (#6) on the road in the next round. Kara Trutnov will play against the league's leader USK Praha (#1) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Trutnov: H.Snajdrova-Ziklova 14+11reb+1ast, D.Misurova 13+2reb, K.Novakova 13+1reb, I.Komzikova 9+2reb+1ast, A.Vackova 9+2reb+1ast, K.Hindrakova 6+1reb
Karlovy Vary: M.Muchova 22+3reb, S.Kucerova 11+11reb+2ast, L.Krc-Turbova 11+2reb, S.Pospisilova 8+3reb+4ast, M.Bestagno 6+4reb+1ast, B.Sedlackova 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 142945


USK Praha - VSE Praha 108-38

Another exciting game was a derby match between two teams from Praha: USK Praha (#1) and VSE Praha (#8). USK Praha (6-0) crushed visiting VSE Praha (2-3) by 70 points 108-38. The game without a history. USK Praha led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding VSE Praha to just 5 points in second quarter. USK Praha dominated down low during the game scoring 90 of its points in the paint compared to VSE Praha's 32. USK Praha forced 24 VSE Praha turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 25 assists comparing to just 8 passes made by VSE Praha's players. USK Praha brought some defensive toughness making 11 blocks. The former international forward Eva Viteckova (190-82) stepped up and scored 19 points and 5 rebounds for the winners and American forward Delisha Milton-Jones (186-74, college: Florida, agency: Josep and Nicolas) chipped in 17 points and 5 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). Five USK Praha players scored in double figures. USK Praha's coach Lubor Blazek felt very confident using 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American forward Dalila Eshe (191-84, college: Florida) responded with 12 points and 9 rebounds and international guard Darina Johnova (178-85) scored 10 points. USK Praha have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They maintain first place with 6-0 record. Newly promoted VSE Praha keeps the eighth position with three games lost. They share it with Hradec Kralove. USK Praha will play against league's second-placed Kara Trutnov on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. VSE Praha will play against Basket Slovanka MB (#7) in Vodochody and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
VSE Praha: D.Eshe 12+9reb, D.Johnova 10+3reb+1ast, D.Kuslitova 8+5reb, A.Sladkova 4+4reb, D.Harapesova 2+5reb+4ast, P.Kubusova 2+1reb+1ast
USK Praha: E.Viteckova 19+5reb+2ast, D.Milton-Jones 17+5reb+3ast, M.Zrustova 13+4reb+6ast, F.Eldebrink 13+4reb+2ast, K.Bartonova 12+2reb+8ast, K.Elhotova 12+1reb+1ast
gschID: 142946


Slovanka MB - Frisco Sika 77-85

The game in Vodochody was also quite interesting. Fourth ranked Frisco Sika (4-2) played at the court of 6th ranked Basket Slovanka MB (2-2). Frisco Sika managed to secure a 8-point victory 85-77 on Sunday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Basket Slovanka MB. The guests trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 1-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 85-77. Frisco Sika forced 19 Basket Slovanka MB turnovers. International forward Romana Hejdova (183-88) orchestrated the victory by scoring 17 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. American guard Jasmine Thomas (175-89, college: Duke) contributed with 21 points for the winners. Five Frisco Sika players scored in double figures. Center Eva Dujsikova (188-86) answered with a double-double by scoring 23 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists and point guard Hana Nezdarilova (170-84) added 14 points, 5 rebounds, 9 assists and 4 steals in the effort for Basket Slovanka MB. Defending champion maintains fourth place with 4-2 record. Loser Basket Slovanka MB dropped to the seventh position with two games lost. Frisco Sika will face Sokol Hradec Kralove (#8) at home in the next round. Basket Slovanka MB will play against VSE Praha and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Slovanka MB: E.Dujsikova 23+10reb+4ast, H.Nezdarilova 14+5reb+9ast, P.Pospisilova 11+2reb+1ast, K.Novotna 9+5reb, L.Sipova 7+9reb+2ast, L.Tesarikova 7
Frisco Sika: J.Thomas 21+2reb+2ast, R.Hejdova 17+5reb+4ast, R.A. 16+5reb, F.Abdi 11+8reb+2ast, A.Hanusova 10+4reb, T.Peckova 8+2reb
gschID: 142947


DSK Karlin - VS Praha 45-86

Bottom-ranked DSK Karlin is still unable to win any game. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their sixth consecutive match to third ranked VS Praha (4-1) 86-45. The game without a history. VS Praha led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding DSK Karlin to just 6 points in third quarter. VS Praha dominated down low during the game scoring 70 of its points in the paint compared to DSK Karlin's 24. VS Praha forced 27 DSK Karlin turnovers and outrebounded them 46-29 including 30 on the offensive glass. The best player for the winners was center Petra Reisingerova (195-73) who had a double-double by scoring 17 points and 12 rebounds. point guard Tereza Vyoralova (176-94) chipped in 17 points. Five VS Praha players scored in double figures. Center Irena Spirkova (191-82) produced 10 points and 8 rebounds and guard Barbora Emmelova (173-89) added 8 points respectively for the hosts. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for VS Praha. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Trutnov. DSK Karlin lost their sixth game in a row. Newly promoted team still closes the standings with six games lost. VS Praha's next round opponent will be BK Pliska Studanka (#11) in Pardubice and are hoping to win another game. DSK Karlin will play at home against Valosun Brno and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
DSK Karlin: I.Spirkova 10+8reb, B.Emmelova 8+3reb+3ast, A.Hunkova 8+1reb, A.Vechtova 7+7reb, P.Horakova 6+3reb, K.Ciperova 4+2reb
VS Praha: T.Vyoralova 17+3reb+2ast, P.Reisingerova 17+12reb, H.Smidkova 13+3reb, V.Mircheva 10+5reb+1ast, A.Tarasava 10+4reb, T.Matulkova 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 142943




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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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SM-sarja round 2 best performance: Niina Laaksonen - by Eurobasket News
Former international power forward Niina Laaksonen (185-F/C-85) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Espoo Team, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 2.
The 26-year old player had a double-double of 26 points and 15 rebounds, while her team crushed FoA (1-1) with 16-point margin 74-58. Espoo Team is placed at 4th position in SM-sarja. Espoo Team is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 1-1 record. Laaksonen has many years of experience at Espoo Team, through which he has constantly improved. Niina Laaksonen has solid league stats. She is in league's top in rebounds (2nd best: 9.0rpg).

The second best player in last round's games was 23-year old Kaihla Szunko (187-F-88) of ToPo. Szunko had a very good evening with a double-double of 21 points and 11 rebounds. Of course she lead ToPo to another comfortable win 74-59 over HoNsU (0-2) being unquestionably team leader. Her team has extremely good start of the season. They won both games so far. However the season is at the beginning, so everything can happen. They still may lose their high position in the standings. Szunko is a newcomer at ToPo and despite he is not a team leader yet, every game he becomes more reliable player. Hopefully performances like the last one will happen more often.

Third on the list of top players last round was American forward Madina Ali (182-F-87) of league's second-best Huima. Ali scored 26 points and grabbed eleven rebounds (!!!). She was a key player of Huima, leading her team to a 78-60 easy win against PeKa (#8, 0-2). Huima has a very good start of the season. But there were just 2 games played, so it's too early to judge them at this stage. Ali also has a very good start of the season with very strong stats. The season just started for Ali as she played only first game. But it already looks like she can be team's leader.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Laura Wilson (184-SG-84) of Espoo Team - 12 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Takia Starks (173-G-87) of Catz - 16 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Heidi Heintz (177-G/F-88) of FoA - 15 points and 6 rebounds
7. Lotta Aaltonen (179-F/G-85) of Catz - 19 points and 8 rebounds
8. Kenya Robinson (182-C-70) of Huima - 14 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Katja Summala (173-G-89) of HoNsU - 23 points
10. Alexandria Anderson (185-G/F-86) of Catz - 10 points and 11 rebounds

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


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Bender's 28 points and 6 assists give her Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News
24-year old forward Jennifer Bender (185-F-87) put on an amazing game in the last round for Oberhausen and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 3.
She had the game-high 28 points adding six rebounds and six assists for Oberhausen in her team's victory, helping them to outclass, the league's bottom-ranked team Saarlouis (#12, 0-3) with 27-point margin 94-67. Thanks to this victory Oberhausen moved-up to the 7th position in the DBBL. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost that single game earlier this season. Oberhausen will need more victories to improve their 2-1 record. It's Bender's second year at Oberhausen and it's hard to imagine this team without her. Jennifer Bender averages just after two games 11.5ppg.

Second best performed player last round was Jaclyn Thoman (175-G-88) of Rhein MB. She is American guard in her first season at Rhein MB. In the last game Thoman recorded impressive 23 points, 2 rebounds and 6 assists. Of course she lead Rhein MB to another comfortable win 85-70 over Marburg (1-2) being unquestionably team leader. The season is still at the very beginning and this victory may help a lot. Let's wait for the next round. Thoman is a newcomer at Rhein MB and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to swingman Alissa Pierce (182-G/F-86) of Halle (#10). Pierce scored 28 points and grabbed nine rebounds. She was a key player of Halle, leading her team to a 76-66 win against Heli Girls (#3, 2-1). The chances of Halle not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 2 games, recording just one victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Pierce could try to bring Halle's a little bit higher in the standings. Pierce has individually a great season in Germany. After only 2 games, she made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 7.0rpg (9th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Sandra Weber (183-G/F-85) of Marburg - 26 points and 4 rebounds
5. Pia Mankertz (170-G-90) of BG 89 Avides - 22 points, 13 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Leonie Prudent (181-F-89) of Oberhausen - 14 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Rebecca Thoresen (178-F/G-78) of Wasserburg - 18 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Tenaya Watson (175-G-89) of Wolfenbuettel - 20 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Amber Sprague (196-C-86) of Heli Girls - 20 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Judie Lomax (180-F-88) of Freiburg - 14 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists

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


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 


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  GREECE - Women  


Apollon Kalamarias signs Kymesha Alston - by Eurobasket News
Kymesha Alston (183-F/C-87, college: Radford) will continue her career in Greece. The American PF/C penned a deal with Apollon Kalamarias. She already made debut for her new team collecting 7 points and 6 rebounds. Apollon Kalamarias lost that game to Apollon P on the road 65-52. Kymesha Alston is a product of the Radford University, where she graduated a year ago. She had 12.1 ppg and 6 rpg for 27 games in their last season together. She was named All-Big South Conf. 2nd Team -10. Alston transferred to Radford in 2007 from the University of Manhattan. Kymesha Alston played for the WBCBL team Virginia Lady Stallions in 2010. She did not play last season.

Round Two review - by Eurobasket News
There were only 2 rounds played so far and it's still very beginning of the Regular Season in A1. The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with loss of the undefeated team and extra overtimes.

DAS Ano Liosa - Panionios 58-63
DAS Ano Liosa was trailing by 5 points at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 20-14 charge of Panionios, which allowed them to win the game. They made 33-of-42 free shots (78.6 percent) during the game, while DAS Ano Liosa only scored nine points from the stripe. Panionios forced 26 DAS Ano Liosa turnovers. DAS Ano Liosa was plagued by 32 personal fouls down the stretch. International power forward Peli Papamichail (189-86, agency: Josep and Nicolas) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds. Forward Marianna Axiopoulou (180-84) contributed with 13 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. American point guard Daphanie Kennedy (175-86, college: Pepperdine) replied with 13 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists and her fellow American import forward Collen Planeta (188-88, college: Point Loma) added 6 points and 14 rebounds in the effort for DAS Ano Liosa. DAS Ano Liosa's coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Panionios' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Athens Athinaikos.
Top scorers:
Panionios: P.Papamichail 19+12reb+1ast, B.Johnson 17+2reb, M.Axiopoulou 13+7reb+3ast, L.Milkova 8+8reb+1ast, T.Danousi 3+1reb, D.Theodoromanolaki 2+2reb
DAS Ano Liosa: A.Kalabakou 14+3reb+1ast, I.Diela 13+2reb+1ast, D.Kennedy 13+6reb+5ast, C.Planeta 6+14reb, M.Christakopoulou 4+3reb+1ast, M.Pavlopoulou 4+2reb+6ast
gschID: 140795


Aris - Athinaikos 37-72
The game without a history. Athinaikos led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Aris to just 6 points in second quarter. Athinaikos dominated down low during the game scoring 48 of its points in the paint compared to Aris' 24. Athinaikos forced 19 Aris turnovers and outrebounded them 40-27 including 28 on the defensive glass. American forward Felicia Chester (190-88, college: De Paul) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 10 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). International forward Katerina Sotiriou (187-84) contributed with 13 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. The former international power forward Evangelia Kotopodi (188-87) replied with 6 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and center Fedra Skiadopoulou (191-90) added 7 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Aris. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Athinaikos' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Athens to the arena Panionios.
Top scorers:
Athinaikos: F.Chester 22+10reb+1ast, K.Sotiriou 13+9reb+2ast, M.Kay Kotsopoulos 9+1reb+1ast, L.Lymoura 7+3reb+3ast, D.Kalentzou 7+1reb+2ast, S.Kiriakopoulou 6+2reb+1ast
Aris: N.Stavridou 8+4reb+1ast, F.Skiadopoulou 7+7reb, E.Kotopodi 6+7reb+4ast, R.Mouli 5+5reb+2ast, N.Hatzakou 5+1reb+2ast, V.Flega 4
gschID: 140796


Asteras - FEA Neas 72-68 OT

FEA Neas was trailing by 4 points at halftime but managed to get 3-point lead after three quarters before a 18-15 charge of Asteras, which allowed them to tie the game at the end of regular time. They were better in overtime eventually winning that period 14-10. Slovenian guard Katarina Ristic (174-84) orchestrated the victory by scoring 24 points and 6 assists. Latvian center Zenta Melnika (197-91) contributed with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. American guard Kary Koch (173-83, college: Missouri St.) replied with 20 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals and the former international guard Tania Chalivera (178-85) added 20 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for FEA Neas. Newly promoted Asteras maintains first position with 2-0 record, which they share with 3 other teams. FEA Neas at the other side dropped to the fifth place with one game lost. Asteras is looking forward to face Aris in Thessaloniki in the next round and are hoping to win another game. FEA Neas will play at home against Panathinaikos in Athens and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Asteras: K.Ristic 24+3reb+6ast, A.Chaikali 19+4reb, Z.Melnika 16+10reb+2ast, S.Dafkou 4+6reb+2ast, V.Daskalopoulou 4+1reb, M.Chalivelaki 3+1reb+3ast
FEA Neas: T.Chalivera 20+8reb+1ast, K.Koch 20+7reb+5ast, E.Stamati 11+2ast, N.Nikolaidou 8+15reb+1ast, K.Deli 7+2reb+2ast, L.Davis 2+2reb
gschID: 140791


Panathinaikos - Kronos AD 63-40
The game without a history. Panathinaikos led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Kronos AD to just 6 points in second quarter. Panathinaikos forced 19 Kronos AD turnovers and outrebounded them 44-26 including a 33-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. American power forward Diana Delva (188, college: Hartford) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 15 rebounds. The former international power forward Afroditi Kosma (187-83) contributed with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Forward Maria Zikiridou (187-83) replied with 11 points and 5 rebounds and Georgia Ntai added 7 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Kronos AD.
Top scorers:
Panathinaikos: A.Kosma 19+10reb+2ast, D.Delva 19+15reb+1ast, K.Spathari 8+3reb+3ast, E.Vlani 7+2reb+3ast, A.Slouka 3+3reb+1ast, E.Christinaki 2
Kronos AD: M.Zikiridou 11+5reb+1ast, M.Konstantinou 10+1reb+1ast, G.Ntai 7+6reb+1ast, V.Vrochidou 2+1reb, K.Emmanouilidou 2+1reb, K.Stabourlou 2+3reb+1ast
gschID: 140792


Apollon Ptol. - Apollon Kal. 65-52
The game was mostly controlled by Apollon Ptol.. Apollon Kal. was better in third quarter 19-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Apollon Kal. 43-24 including a 28-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. American swingman Siarre Evans (178-88, college: E.Tenn.St.) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 14 rebounds. The other American import center Mellisa D'Amico (195-86, college: Notre Dame) contributed with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 18 rebounds and 4 blocks (was perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line !!!) for the winners. Vera Bustos replied with 14 points and 7 rebounds and guard Kiki Nikolaidou (170) added 16 points in the effort for Apollon Kal.. Apollon Ptol. will face bottom-ranked Kronos AD in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Apollon Kal. will play against Esperides in Glyfada.
Top scorers:
Apollon Ptol.: S.Evans 17+14reb+3ast, M.D'Amico 15+18reb, A.Karadima 15+2reb+2ast, E.Kiratzi 8+3reb, E.Kotoula 8+5reb+1ast, E.Papadimitriou 2+3ast
Apollon Kal.: K.Nikolaidou 16+2reb, V.Bustos 14+7reb+1ast, S.Vasiliadou 10+1reb, A.Kynesha 7+6reb, M.Psichogiou 3+2ast, T.Kostara 2+5reb+1ast
gschID: 140793


Esperides - PAOK 67-50
The game was mostly controlled by Esperides. PAOK was better in second period 15-10. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American center Latoya Williams (193-87, college: Chipola JC) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!) and 20 rebounds. Guard Roula Kalogirou (172-81) contributed with 11 points and 5 assists for the winners. American guard Joanna Barnes (175-83, college: American) replied with 13 points and 7 rebounds and point guard Anna Stamolabrou (165-95) added 12 points in the effort for PAOK. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Esperides (2-0) keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 3 other teams. Newly promoted PAOK dropped to the fifth place with one game lost. Esperides will face Apollon Kal. in the next round and are hoping to win another game. PAOK will play against DAS Ano Liosa.
Top scorers:
Esperides: L.Williams 33+20reb+2ast, R.Kalogirou 11+4reb+5ast, H.Dunham 8+3reb+1ast, G.Amanatidou 5+1reb+1ast, T.Tzegianaki 4+4reb+5ast, D.Kalopita 4+4reb+3ast
PAOK: J.Barnes 13+7reb+3ast, A.Stamolabrou 12+3reb+2ast, D.Giannopoulou 10+3reb, S.Spanidou 7+9reb, D.Barnes 5+5reb, M.Avtzi 3+4reb
gschID: 140794




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


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Dames Eredivisie Round 2: Lekdetec.nl second victory in a row at home brings them to top of the table - by Vitalijus Kazanakovas
After the second round of Dames Eredivisie Lekdetec.nl Basketball remains the only undefeated team in the competition. This weekend Lekdetec.nl Basketball hosted 2011 Super Cup winners ProBuild Lions Landslake. In their second consecutive match at home Lekdetec.nl Basketball team triumphed over the visitors from Landsmeer in a tight match by 64-58. Home court advantage helped Lekdetec.nl Basketball to secure their position at the top of the table which made them one of the top competitors for the title. It was the first loss of the season for ProBuild Lions Landslake which came to Landsmeer without 5 injured players. Despite missing some important players the coaching staff of ProBuild Lions Landslake didnt find it as an excuse to lose. We could have won anyway. Even with so many injured players, said ProBuild Lions Landslake coach Laki Lakner. The key moment of the match was the last minute of the fourth quarter when the score was 60-58 for the home team and Tanya Broering (178-G-84) scored a three-pointer clinching a victory for Lekdetec.nl Basketball. For ProBuild Lions Landslake team Molly McDowell (178-G-81, college: S.Illinois) scored 19 points and grabbed 6 rebounds, while the match hero for a home team was Tanya Broering scoring 19 points and grabbing 7 rebounds.

Eurosped Twente Tubbergen in their first match of the season made a successful debut against HLB Accountants Den Helder in Den Helder. Eurosped Twente Tubbergen battled for their first victory in Eredivisie on a road match by 72-59. Silke Heerts (185-F-90) came up with double-double scoring 27 points and grabbing 10 rebounds for Eurosped while for the home team Laura Kooij (184-F/C-82) scored 20 points

In the second round match of Eredivisie in Amsterdam between home team CTO Amsterdam and visitors from Rotterdam Challenge Sports Binnenland everything was clear from the beginning. Challenge Sports Binnenland overplayed their opponents from the start and won their first match of the season by 82-60. Binnenland deserved their victory and went home leaving CTO Amsterdam winless after two rounds. For Sports Challenge Binnenland Jantine Kraak (193-C-89, college: W.Illinois) scored 23 points, Rachel Roubehie-Fissa (175-G-89) and Natalie Van Den Adel (185-G-90, college: Colorado St.) contributed 20 and 15 points respectively. While for CTO Amsterdam only two players came up with double digits, Loyce Bettonvil (185-F-93) scored 14 points and Zera Butter (179-G-92) added 13 points.



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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 2-0 
 7. Atomeromu 0-2 
 8. BSE-FCSM 0-3 
 9. Cegledi EKK 0-3 
 10. DKSK 0-3 
 11. ELTE-BEAC 0-3 
 12. Vasas 0-3 


A Round 3: Bajai NKK beats Vasas by two after a very close game - by Eurobasket News
There were just three rounds played in Regular Season of A League and we can clearly see which teams will fight for top positions and which will try to avoid bottom places. What a coincidence that all visitors won their games.

Cegledi EKK - Pecs 2010 55-95
Leader Pecs 2010 (2-0) played at the court of bottom-ranked Cegledi EKK (0-3). Pecs 2010 smashed Cegledi EKK 95-55. The game without a history. Pecs 2010 led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Cegledi EKK's 36 and made 25-of-30 charity shots (83.3 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Cegledi EKK 39-27 including a 34-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. Pecs 2010 players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists comparing to just 7 passes made by Cegledi EKK's players. It was a great evening for American forward Lynn Murphy (193-F-89, college: Boston Coll.) who led her team to a victory scoring 16 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Bosnian center Aida Pilav (187-87) helped adding 20 points and 6 rebounds. Four Pecs 2010 players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was Polish guard Katarzyna Cymmer (172-89) with a double-double by scoring 11 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals and guard Katinka Orban (176-89) scored 19 points. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Defending champion maintains sixth place with 2-0 record. Cegledi EKK at the other side still closes the standings with three games lost. They share the position with 4 other teams. Pecs 2010 will play against BSE-FCSM (#8) in Budapest in the next round. Cegledi EKK will play on the road against MKB Euroleasing in Sopron and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Cegledi EKK: K.Orban 19+4reb+1ast, K.Cymmer 11+10reb+5ast, M.Dobrowolska 10+3reb+1ast, A.Serban 7+4reb, C.Kobolak 4+2reb, Z.Ruttner 2+2reb
Pecs 2010: A.Pilav 20+6reb+2ast, L.Murphy 16+8reb+4ast, A.Quigley 14+6reb+3ast, K.Raksanyi 13+2reb+1ast, L.Horvath 9+7reb, K.Penzes 7+1ast
gschID: 147228


ELTE-BEAC - ZTE 52-79
No shocking result in a game when leader ZTE (3-0) crushed bottom-ranked BEAC-Ujbuda (0-3) in Budapest 79-52 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by ZTE. BEAC-Ujbuda managed to win third quarter 18-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding BEAC-Ujbuda to just 7 points in second quarter. ZTE forced 22 BEAC-Ujbuda turnovers and outrebounded them 37-17 including a 24-12 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was an exceptional evening for international forward Zsofia Varga (182-89) who led the winners and scored 20 points and 8 rebounds. The former international forward Tunde Czukor (181-84) accounted for 14 points and 6 rebounds for the winning side. Forward Judit Zsamar (179-89) came up with 12 points and 5 rebounds and guard Kata Csicsai (174-88) added 8 points and 5 rebounds respectively for BEAC-Ujbuda in the defeat. 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. ZTE have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with 4 other teams. Loser BEAC-Ujbuda still closes the standings with three games lost. They share the position with 4 other teams. ZTE will meet at home DKSK (#10) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. BEAC-Ujbuda will play against SEAT-SZESE in Gyor and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
ELTE-BEAC: J.Zsamar 12+5reb+3ast, K.Csicsai 8+5reb+3ast, A.Guti 7+1reb+1ast, S.Katona 7+2ast, E.Szasz 6+1reb+3ast, E.Horvath 4+3reb
ZTE: Z.Varga 20+8reb+2ast, T.Czukor 14+6reb, O.Zsovar 12+2reb+4ast, S.Ambrus 7+2reb+2ast, M.Bukovszki 7+4reb+3ast, Z.Horvath 6+4reb+1ast
gschID: 147224


Vasas - Bajai NKK 62-64
The most exciting game of round 3 in the A League took place in Budapest. This derby game ended with only two-point home defeat of bottom-ranked Vasas (0-3) to leader Bajai NKK (3-0) 64-62 on Saturday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. The guests trailed by 5 points after three quarters before their 19-12 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Bajai NKK made 26-of-33 free shots (78.8 percent) during the game. They also forced 22 Vasas turnovers. Strangely Vasas outrebounded Bajai NKK 39-21 including a 27-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. 26 personal fouls committed by Vasas helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for Serbian guard Maja Scekic (170-87) who led her team to a victory with 25 points and 6 rebounds. Forward Petra Szabo (183-87) contributed with 10 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Forward Viktoria Bajnoczi (182-90) answered with 14 points and guard Sara Pusztai (170-87) added 8 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Vasas. Vasas' coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Bajai NKK have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with 4 other teams. Vasas at the other side still closes the standings with three games lost. They share the position with 4 other teams. Bajai NKK is looking forward to face Atomeromu (#7) in Szekszard in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Vasas' supporters also look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Budapest to the arena Nanette FTC.
Top scorers:
Vasas: V.Bajnoczi 14+2reb+2ast, A.Teilane 12+4reb, A.Mansare 11+3reb, S.Pusztai 8+6reb+2ast, S.Pal 6+9reb, K.Velkey 6+2reb+1ast
Bajai NKK: M.Scekic 25+6reb+1ast, P.Szabo 10+6reb+1ast, B.Bozoki 9+5reb+1ast, A.Theodoran 7+2reb+3ast, A.Kuhn 6+1ast, G.Szepsi 5
gschID: 147225


DKSK - SEAT-SZESE 60-84
Very expected game when bottom-ranked DKSK (0-3) was smashed at home by leader SEAT-SZESE (3-0) 84-60 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by SEAT-SZESE. DKSK managed to win second period 18-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was an exceptional evening for American center Quanitra Hollingsworth (196-88, college: VCU) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 13 rebounds. Croatian guard Iva Ciglar (170-85, agency: Data Plus Group) accounted for 19 points for the winning side. Four SEAT-SZESE players scored in double figures. SEAT-SZESE's coach Akos Fuzy felt very confident using 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Serbian guard Brankica Hadzovic (175-81) came up with 21 points and 7 rebounds and Serbian forward Maja Skoric (184-89) added 18 points and 7 rebounds respectively for DKSK in the defeat. SEAT-SZESE have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with 4 other teams. Loser DKSK still closes the standings with three games lost. They share the position with 4 other teams. SEAT-SZESE will meet at home BEAC-Ujbuda (#11) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. DKSK will play against ZTE in Zalaegerszeg and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
DKSK: B.Hadzovic 21+7reb+3ast, M.Skoric 18+7reb+2ast, O.Farkasinszki 15+5reb+1ast, D.Reiner 6+5reb, O.B. 0, K.A. 0
SEAT-SZESE: I.Ciglar 19+3reb+3ast, N.Bujdosi 16+4reb+3ast, Z.Simon 13+1reb+2ast, Q.Hollingsworth 12+13reb, R.Rasheed 8+5reb, D.Nagy 7
gschID: 147226


Atomeromu - Nanette FTC 53-65
The game in Szekszard was also quite interesting. Leader Nanette FTC (3-0) played at the court of bottom-ranked Atomeromu (0-2). Nanette FTC defeated Atomeromu 65-53 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Nanette FTC. Atomeromu managed to win fourth quarter 15-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Atomeromu to just 7 points in first quarter. Nanette FTC forced 25 Atomeromu turnovers. It was an exceptional evening for forward Krisztina Kovacs (185-80) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 rebounds. International forward Hajnalka Szlimak (182-82) accounted for 14 points for the winning side. Four Nanette FTC players scored in double figures. Montenegrin center Milica Cvetanovic (195-86) came up with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 17 rebounds and American guard Krisztina Szemeredi (176-77, college: Michigan St.) added 12 points respectively for Atomeromu in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Nanette FTC have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with 4 other teams. Loser Atomeromu still closes the standings with two games lost. Nanette FTC's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Budapest Vasas.
Top scorers:
Atomeromu: K.Szemeredi 12+3reb+2ast, M.Cvetanovic 12+17reb+1ast, D.Medgyessy 6+1reb+4ast, R.Fejes 6+2reb+1ast, R.Balint 6+1reb+2ast, D.Zele 5
Nanette FTC: H.Szlimak 14+4reb+3ast, O.Englert 13+1reb+5ast, K.Kovacs 11+10reb+3ast, P.Russai 10+1ast, A.Vida 8+4reb+4ast, N.Turoczi 4+3reb+2ast


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Champions vs. Cup winners - by Siggi Hjorleifsson
Every year last years Champions play against the team that won the Cup and if one team had won both trophy then team that lost in Cup would play in the game.
This is the start of the regular season in Iceland
This time it was Keflavik vs. KR Keflavik came to the game without two of the starters. Birna Valgardsdottir their most experienced player because of sickness and Ingibjorg Valgardsdottir because of probably a season ending knee injury. Only three players over 20 years old on the roster so a lot of pressure on their young players.Game was easy for experienced KR team that landed first title of the season by winning 88-49. Good start for new head coach Ari Gunnarsson.
Scorers for KR.Reyana Colson 23 Margret Sturludottir (178-F-89) 22. Bryndis Gudmundsdottir 13. Sigrun Amundadottir 12. Helga Einarsdottir 5. Hafrun Halfdanardottir 4. Hrafnhildur Saevarsdottir 2. Kristbjorg Palsdottir 3. Rannveig Olafsdottir 2. Ragnhildur Kristinsdottir 2.
For Keflavik. Jaleesa Butlet 16 and 20 rebounds. Palina Gunnlaugsdottir 13. Sara Run Hinriksdottir (F-96) 9. Lovisa Falsdottir (G-94) 3. Anita Vidarsdottir 3. Hrund Johannsdottir 3Sandra Thrastardottir 2


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Standings A2 Women - by Eurobasket News
A2 Standings
North
 1. Bologna 2-0 
 2. Vigarano 2-0 
 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 0-2 
 14. Bolzano 0-2 
South
 1. Chieti 2-0 
 2. Ragusa 2-0 
 3. T. La Spezia 2-0 
 4. S. La Spezia 1-1 
 5. Siena 1-1 
 6. Napoli S.Dike 1-1 
 7. Orvieto 1-1 
 8. Pomezia 1-1 
 9. Napoli BK 1-1 
 10. S.E.Battipaglia 1-1 
 11. Ancona 1-1 
 12. Battipaglia 0-2 
 13. Firenze 0-2 
 14. Viterbo 0-2 


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Start of A1 league - by Eurobasket News
A1 league started this past weekend. Four games were played as a part of Round One. The defending champion Bashkimi opened the new season in style. They handed 93-62 loss to Drita Gjilan for 1-0 record in the league. The last season runner-up Penza Peja also celebrated home win. They destroyed Vellaznimi 90-27. In the other games, X Prishtina blasted Gezimi 106-30. Also this weekend, Trepca smashed Kastrioti 116-13.
Below you can check Round Two schedule.

10/16/2011 Vellaznimi - Drita Gjilan
10/16/2011 Kastrioti - Bashkimi
10/16/2011 Gezimi - Trepca
10/16/2011 Penza Peja - X Prishtina

*At least one game will be played on October 15 (TBD)


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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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Diekirch League Round 3: Etzella is defeated by Residence - by Eurobasket News
The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Etzella (2-1) in Ettelbruck on Sunday night. Hosts were edged by fourth ranked Residence (2-1) 59-56. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Etzella. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 20-16. But Etzella won second period 6-5. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Residence dominated on the defensive end, holding Etzella to just 6 points in second quarter. Residence moved-up to third place, which they share with Etzella and AB Contern. Residence is looking forward to face league's second-placed Musel Pikes in Stadrbredimus in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Etzella will play on the road against T71 Dudelange and is hoping to win this game.
Important game to mention about took place in Contern. Seventh ranked AB Contern (2-1) saved a 1-point victory at home edging 6th ranked T71 Dudelange (1-2) 66-65 on Sunday evening. It was an exceptional evening for American power forward Amanda Stowe (186-79, college: Wisc.-Green Bay) who led the winners and scored 24 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists (went 10 for 10 at the free throw line !!!). Eva Schonecker accounted for 20 points and 8 rebounds. AB Contern's coach Rene Keiser allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. The former international guard Rachel Wagener (168-86) came up with 23 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 7 steals for T71 Dudelange in the defeat. AB Contern moved-up to third place, which they share with Residence and Etzella. T71 Dudelange at the other side keeps the sixth position with two games lost. They share it with Amicale and Heffingen. AB Contern will play against Amicale (#6) in Steinsel in the next round. T71 Dudelange will play at home against Etzella in Ettelbruck and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Diekirch League top team - Basket Esch (3-0) had no problems winning another game on Sunday. This time they crushed fifth ranked Amicale (1-2) 97-71. The best player for the winners was Andrea Haris who scored 32 points and 6 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was Meghan Gardler who recorded a double-double by scoring 27 points and 13 rebounds. Basket Esch have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 3-0 record, which they share with Musel Pikes. Loser Amicale dropped to the sixth position with two games lost. They share it with T71 Dudelange and Heffingen. Basket Esch will meet Heffingen (#7) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Amicale will play against AB Contern and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Leader Musel Pikes (3-0) crushed at home bottom-ranked Racing (0-3) by 30 points 72-42, which is the biggest margin this round. It was a good game for Carine Cigrang who led her team to a victory with 18 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Musel Pikes have a solid series of three victories in a row. Defending champion keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Basket Esch. Racing at the other side still closes the standings with three games lost. Musel Pikes' next round opponent will be Residence (#3) in Bereldange, which may be the game of the day. Racing will play at home against Telstar (#10) in Hesperange and hopes to get finally their first victory.

In the last game of round 3 winless Telstar lost to Heffingen on the opponent's court 63-75.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 40 points (!!!) and 19 rebounds by Tressa Beckel of Heffingen.


Musel Pikes - Racing 72-42

Leader Musel Pikes (3-0) crushed at home bottom-ranked Racing (0-3) by 30 points 72-42, which is the biggest margin this round. The game without a history. Musel Pikes 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 Racing's 32. It was a good game for Carine Cigrang (175-85) who led her team to a victory with 18 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. Russian Irina Mazjoukhina (181-76) contributed with 14 points and 4 assists for the winners. Four Musel Pikes players scored in double figures. American forward Bridget Yoerger (180-87, college: S.Dakota, agency: LBM Management) answered with a double-double by scoring 29 points and 14 rebounds (went 10 for 10 at the free throw line !!!) and center Diane Schaefers (185-83) added 3 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Racing. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Musel Pikes have a solid series of three victories in a row. Defending champion keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Basket Esch. Racing at the other side still closes the standings with three games lost. Musel Pikes' next round opponent will be Residence (#3) in Bereldange, which may be the game of the day. Racing will play at home against Telstar (#10) in Hesperange and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Musel Pikes: C.Cigrang 18+5reb+7ast, M.Meynadier 16+4reb+1ast, I.Mazjoukhina 14+4reb+4ast, C.Schmit 10+5reb+3ast, C.Fisher 7+9reb+2ast, L.Wilwert 5+6reb
Racing: B.Yoerger 29+14reb+1ast, P.Hublart 4+3reb, D.Schaefers 3+10reb+1ast, F.Schaefers 2+4reb, L.Kummer 2, C.Wiseler 2
gschID: 141589


Heffingen - Telstar 75-63

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both eighth ranked Heffingen and bottom-ranked Telstar had identical 0-2 record. This time Heffingen used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Hesperange 75-63. The game was mostly controlled by Heffingen. Telstar was better in fourth quarter 22-6. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Heffingen forced 25 Telstar turnovers and outrebounded them 49-30 including a 29-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a good game for American forward Tressa Beckel (182, college: Chicago St.) who led her team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 40 points (!!!) and 19 rebounds. Swingman Vicky Greischer (165-92) contributed with 11 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Canadian forward Dale-Marie Cumberbatch (180-88, agency: LBM Management) answered with 17 points and 9 rebounds and Noemie Schroeder (-93) added 11 points in the effort for Telstar. Telstar's coach Paul Medernach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Heffingen (1-2) left bottom position moving up to sixth place, which they share with Amicale and T71 Dudelange. It was Telstar's third loss in a row. Newly promoted team still closes the standings with three games lost. Heffingen's next round opponent will be league's leader Basket Esch at home and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Telstar will play against Racing (#9) in Luxembourg and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Heffingen: T.Beckel 40+19reb, V.Greischer 11+5reb+2ast, N.Marcus 10+4reb+2ast, V.Bettendorf 7+3reb+1ast, J.Putz 3+5reb+1ast, C.Reuter 2+1reb
Telstar: D.Cumberbatch 17+9reb, N.Schroeder 11+3reb, P.Buzasi 10+3reb, C.Ransquin 6+1ast, L.Grulms 6+1reb, L.Schroeder 6
gschID: 141585


Basket Esch - Amicale 97-71

Diekirch League top team - Basket Esch (3-0) had no problems winning another game on Sunday. This time they crushed fifth ranked Amicale (1-2) 97-71. The game was mostly controlled by Basket Esch. Amicale managed to win third quarter 12-11. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Basket Esch forced 20 Amicale turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The best player for the winners was the former international point guard Andrea Haris (169-78) who scored 32 points and 6 assists (went 10 for 10 at the free throw line !!!). Canadian swingman Katie Donovan (182-82) chipped in a double-double by scoring 24 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. Four Basket Esch players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Meghan Gardler (183, college: Connecticut) who recorded a double-double by scoring 27 points and 13 rebounds and forward Nadine Mangen (175-83) added 22 points and 6 rebounds respectively. Basket Esch have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 3-0 record, which they share with Musel Pikes. Loser Amicale dropped to the sixth position with two games lost. They share it with T71 Dudelange and Heffingen. Basket Esch will meet Heffingen (#7) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Amicale will play against AB Contern and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Basket Esch: A.Haris 32+2reb+6ast, K.Donovan 24+10reb+5ast, L.Augustine 22+9reb+6ast, A.Szaboova 12+10reb+2ast, A.Leonard 5+4reb+1ast, M.Greenhalgh 2+2reb
Amicale: M.Gardler 27+13reb+2ast, N.Mangen 22+6reb, C.Weynandt 9+9reb, R.Meintz 4+5reb+6ast, I.Flick 4+1reb, L.Santioni 2
gschID: 141586


AB Contern - T71 Dudelange 66-65

Important game to mention about took place in Contern. Seventh ranked AB Contern (2-1) saved a 1-point victory at home edging 6th ranked T71 Dudelange (1-2) 66-65 on Sunday evening. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But T71 Dudelange won fourth quarter 30-21. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. AB Contern dominated on the defensive end, holding T71 Dudelange to just 6 points in second quarter. AB Contern forced 19 T71 Dudelange turnovers. It was an exceptional evening for American power forward Amanda Stowe (186-79, college: Wisc.-Green Bay) who led the winners and scored 24 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists (went 10 for 10 at the free throw line !!!). German swingman Eva Schonecker (181-81) accounted for 20 points and 8 rebounds for the winning side. AB Contern's coach Rene Keiser allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. The former international guard Rachel Wagener (168-86) came up with 23 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 7 steals and American guard Cerie Mosgrove (182-88, college: Massachusetts) added 22 points and 5 rebounds respectively for T71 Dudelange in the defeat. AB Contern moved-up to third place, which they share with Residence and Etzella. T71 Dudelange at the other side keeps the sixth position with two games lost. They share it with Amicale and Heffingen. AB Contern will play against Amicale (#6) in Steinsel in the next round. T71 Dudelange will play at home against Etzella in Ettelbruck and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
AB Contern: A.Stowe 24+9reb+4ast, E.Schonecker 20+8reb+3ast, F.Welsch 13+5ast, A.Ludivig 4+2reb+3ast, C.Margue 3+2reb, S.Hinger 2+8reb+3ast
T71 Dudelange: R.Wagener 23+6reb+5ast, C.Mosgrove 22+5reb, C.Sitz 7+4reb, A.Wagener 6+4reb+5ast, L.Schmit 5+3reb+1ast, V.Bies 2+3reb
gschID: 141587


Etzella - Residence 56-59

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Etzella (2-1) in Ettelbruck on Sunday night. Hosts were edged by fourth ranked Residence (2-1) 59-56. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Etzella. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 20-16. But Etzella won second period 6-5. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Residence dominated on the defensive end, holding Etzella to just 6 points in second quarter. Residence moved-up to third place, which they share with Etzella and AB Contern. Residence is looking forward to face league's second-placed Musel Pikes in Stadrbredimus in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Etzella will play on the road against T71 Dudelange and is hoping to win this game.
gschID: 141588




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  POLAND - Women  


Skobel's 34-point game gives her Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News
22-year old forward Agnieszka Skobel (179-F-89) put on an amazing game in the last round for Gorzow and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 3.
She had the game-high 34 points adding eight rebounds and four assists for Gorzow in her team's victory, helping them to edge out Odra Brzeg (#14, 0-3), the league's bottom-ranked team 79-75. Gorzow maintains the 3rd position in PLKK. They maintain perfect record without any lost game in the league. The season is still on an early stage, but Gorzow already had a very good start winning all 3 without losing a single one. In the team's last game Skobel had a remarkable 78.6% from 2-point range. It's her second year at Gorzow and it's hard to imagine this team without her. Agnieszka Skobel averages just after two games 11.5ppg.

Second best performed player last round was Lyndra Weaver (185-F-87). She is American forward in her first season at Gorzow. In the last game Weaver recorded impressive 23 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists. It was enough for Gorzow to edge Odra Brzeg (0-3) by 4 points 79-75. A very good start of the season for her team, which won so far all 3 games without any defeat. Weaver is a newcomer at Gorzow and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to swingman Anke De Mondt (180-F/G-79) of league's leader Wisla Can-Pak. De Mondt scored 22 points and passed five assists. She was a key player of Wisla Can-Pak, leading her team to a 86-77 win against Energa Torun (#5, 2-1). Wisla Can-Pak started extremely well this year. They recorded 3 victories without losing a single game. De Mondt turns to be one of the very best players in the league while he is also a leader of the top team having his eyes on the championship title. De Mondt has a very solid season. In 2 games in Poland she scored 6.0ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Sybil Dosty (191-C-86) of ROW Rybnik - 13 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Ebony Ellis (190-C-88) of Odra Brzeg - 19 points and 8 rebounds
6. Agnieszka Szott (185-F-82) of Artego Bydg. - 14 points, 6 rebounds and 10 assists
7. Sharnee Zoll (170-PG-86) of CCC Polkowice - 10 points, 3 rebounds and 10 assists
8. Agnieszka Kulaga (170-G-86) of Artego Bydg. - 19 points and 8 rebounds
9. Olga Urbanowicz (189-C/F-81) of LKS Siemens - 9 points and 10 rebounds
10. Celeste Hoewisch (170-G-87) of LKS Siemens - 15 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists

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


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  PUERTO RICO - Women  


BSNF Round 16: Juncos V. beats San German in the most crucial game of the week - by Eurobasket News
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played this weekend. Second ranked Juncos V. faced one of their biggest challengers San German. Guests from (12-3) defeated host San German (10-7) 86-76. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of San German. The guests trailed by 10 points after three quarters before their 31-11 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Juncos V. forced 19 San German turnovers. American guard Renee Taylor (158-85, college: Miami, FL, agency: Merit Sports) fired 28 points for the winners. Jessica Canady chipped in 14 points and 11 rebounds. American guard Amber White (167, college: N.Carolina St.) produced 22 points for lost side. Juncos V. have an impressive nine-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 12-3 record having just 0 point less than leader Morovis M. San German at the other side keeps the third place with seven games lost. Juncos V. are looking forward to face San Juan W. (#7) in the next round where they are favorite. San German will play against Carolina G. (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Leader Morovis M. delivered the thirteenth victory. This time they beat 7th ranked San Juan W. (4-12) 76-60. The game was dominated by American players. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Brittainey Raven (183-88, college: Texas) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 14 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists. Angelina Williams contributed with 17 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Forward Holly Mahan (183-86, college: Towson) replied with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 12 rebounds for San Juan W.Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Morovis M. maintains first position with 13-3 record. San Juan W. lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the seventh place with 12 games lost. Morovis M. will play against Carolina G. (#4) in the next round. San Juan W. will play against the league's second-placed Juncos V. and hopes to get back on the winning track.
The game in was also quite interesting. Second ranked Juncos V. (12-3) played at the court of 6th ranked Guaynabo M. (5-9). Juncos V. managed to secure a 5-point victory 84-79 on Thursday. Worth to mention a great performance of Renee Taylor who helped to win the game recording 31 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals. At the losing side Monique Martin responded with a double-double by scoring 34 points (!!!) and 17 rebounds. Juncos V. have an impressive nine-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 12-3 record having just 0 point less than leader Morovis M. Guaynabo M. lost third consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with nine games lost. Juncos V. will meet at home San Juan W. (#7) in the next round where they are favorite. Guaynabo M. will play against Ponce L. and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in was also worth to mention about. Third ranked San German (10-7) played at the court of 7th ranked San Juan W. (4-12). San German managed to secure a 8-point victory 71-63. The game was also dominated by American players. The winners were led by Danielle Gant who had that evening a double-double by scoring 21 points and 14 rebounds. San German have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 10-7 record having just 0 victories less than leader Morovis M. San Juan W. lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the seventh place with 12 games lost. San German's next round opponent will be Carolina G. (#4). San Juan W. will play against the league's second-placed Juncos V..
The game in supposed to be also quite interesting. Sixth ranked Guaynabo M. (5-9) played at the court of 8th ranked Aguas B.T. (2-14). Guaynabo M. smashed Aguas B.T. 107-86 on Saturday. Monique Martin fired a double-double by scoring 32 points and 17 rebounds for the winners. Guaynabo M. maintains sixth position with 5-9 record. Loser Aguas B.T. stay at the bottom place with 14 games lost. Guaynabo M. will face higher ranked Ponce L. (#5) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game.

The best stats of 16th round was 36 points (!!!) and 11 rebounds by Dominic Seals of Guaynabo M..


Guaynabo M. - Juncos V. 79-84

The game in was also quite interesting. Second ranked Juncos V. (12-3) played at the court of 6th ranked Guaynabo M. (5-9). Juncos V. managed to secure a 5-point victory 84-79 on Thursday. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 26-21. But Guaynabo M. won second period 17-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Juncos V. made 17-of-22 free shots (77.3 percent) during the game. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Renee Taylor (158-85, college: Miami, FL, agency: Merit Sports) who helped to win the game recording 31 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals and the former international Yahimily Cabrera (-82) who added 11 points, 12 rebounds and 8 assists during the contest. At the losing side American guard Monique Martin (180-83, college: Brewton Parker) responded with a double-double by scoring 34 points (!!!) and 17 rebounds and her fellow American import forward Dominic Seals (188-87, college: Texas Tech) produced a double-double by scoring 14 points and 12 rebounds. Five Juncos V. and four Guaynabo M. players scored in double figures. Juncos V. have an impressive nine-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 12-3 record having just 0 point less than leader Morovis M. Guaynabo M. lost third consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with nine games lost. Juncos V. will meet at home San Juan W. (#7) in the next round where they are favorite. Guaynabo M. will play against Ponce L. and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Guaynabo M.: M.Martin 34+17reb+1ast, Z.Sanchez 14+6reb+4ast, D.Seals 14+12reb+3ast, C.Wiley 13+5reb+6ast, S.Roman 3+2reb+1ast, M.Colon 1+3reb+1ast
Juncos V.: R.Taylor 31+6reb+5ast, M.McClean 17+9reb+2ast, Y.Cabrera 11+12reb+8ast, K.Willoughy 10+13reb+2ast, J.Canady 10+7reb+1ast, K.Ruiz 3+3reb
gschID: 133188


San Juan W. - San German 63-71

The game in was also worth to mention about. Third ranked San German (10-7) played at the court of 7th ranked San Juan W. (4-12). San German managed to secure a 8-point victory 71-63. The guests were already 19 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 24-13 San Juan W.'s run in the last quarter cut the lead to 71-63 at the end of the game. San German made 19-of-23 charity shots (82.6 percent) during the game. San German outrebounded San Juan W. 45-28 including a 32-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. The game was also dominated by American players. The winners were led by swingman Danielle Gant (180-87, college: Texas A&M) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 21 points and 14 rebounds and center Lady Comfort (188-86, college: Temple) supported her with 17 points and 11 rebounds. Even a double-double of 22 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists (made all of her seven free throws) by forward Holly Mahan (183-86, college: Towson) did not help to save the game for San Juan W.. Tocara Ross added 18 points for lost side. San German have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 10-7 record having just 0 victories less than leader Morovis M. San Juan W. lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the seventh place with 12 games lost. San German's next round opponent will be Carolina G. (#4). San Juan W. will play against the league's second-placed Juncos V..
Top scorers:
San Juan W.: H.Mahan 22+10reb+4ast, T.Ross 18+4reb+3ast, F.Flores 11+4reb+1ast, T.De La Paz 4+1reb+2ast, T.Tapia 4+4reb, L.Vazquez 2+1reb
San German: D.Gant 21+14reb+2ast, L.Comfort 17+11reb+1ast, Z.Gonzalez 12+7reb+2ast, A.Santos 8+3reb+2ast, A.White 8+4reb+3ast, K.Colon 5+6reb+4ast
gschID: 133189


Aguas B.T. - Guaynabo M. 86-107

The game in supposed to be also quite interesting. Sixth ranked Guaynabo M. (5-9) played at the court of 8th ranked Aguas B.T. (2-14). Guaynabo M. smashed Aguas B.T. 107-86 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Guaynabo M.. Aguas B.T. was better in third quarter 26-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Guaynabo M. dominated down low during the game scoring 72 of its points in the paint compared to Aguas B.T.'s 50. They outrebounded Aguas B.T. 51-34 including a 39-25 advantage in defensive rebounds. Guaynabo M. looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. Aguas B.T. was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. American guard Monique Martin (180-83, college: Brewton Parker) fired a double-double by scoring 32 points and 17 rebounds for the winners. The other American import forward Dominic Seals (188-87, college: Texas Tech) chipped in a double-double by scoring 36 points (!!!) and 11 rebounds (on 14-of-17 shooting from the field). Madeline Ramirez produced a double-double by scoring 24 points and 11 rebounds and guard Barbara Concepcion (173) added 20 points and 7 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Guaynabo M. maintains sixth position with 5-9 record. Loser Aguas B.T. stay at the bottom place with 14 games lost. Guaynabo M. will face higher ranked Ponce L. (#5) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game.
Top scorers:
Aguas B.T.: M.Ramirez 24+11reb+2ast, B.Concepcion 20+7reb+1ast, T.Jones 16+7reb+3ast, J.Young 14+8ast, M.Villegas 5+4reb+2ast, Y.Negron 3+1ast
Guaynabo M.: D.Seals 36+11reb+3ast, M.Martin 32+17reb+2ast, C.Wiley 22+6reb+7ast, S.Roman 10+4reb+5ast, Z.Sanchez 5+8reb+8ast, J.Cortijo 2+3reb
gschID: 133191


Morovis M. - San Juan W. 76-60

Leader Morovis M. delivered the thirteenth victory. This time they beat 7th ranked San Juan W. (4-12) 76-60. The game was dominated by American players. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Brittainey Raven (183-88, college: Texas) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 14 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists. Forward Angelina Williams (183-83, college: Illinois) contributed with 17 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Four Morovis M. players scored in double figures. Forward Holly Mahan (183-86, college: Towson) replied with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 12 rebounds and Tocara Ross added 15 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for San Juan W.Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Morovis M. maintains first position with 13-3 record. San Juan W. lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the seventh place with 12 games lost. Morovis M. will play against Carolina G. (#4) in the next round. San Juan W. will play against the league's second-placed Juncos V. and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
San Juan W.: H.Mahan 21+12reb+1ast, T.Ross 15+7reb+2ast, Y.Cabrera 9+2reb+1ast, T.De La Paz 8+2reb+2ast, D.Burgos 3, T.Tapia 2+3reb
Morovis M.: A.Williams 17+5reb+1ast, B.Raven 14+10reb+6ast, G.Rosigi 14+4reb+2ast, S.Pineiro 12+3reb+2ast, A.Sepulveda 8+1reb+1ast, N.Emmanuelli 6+9reb+3ast
gschID: 133192


San German - Juncos V. 76-86

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in . Second ranked Juncos V. faced one of their biggest challengers San German. Guests from (12-3) defeated host San German (10-7) 86-76. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of San German. The guests trailed by 10 points after three quarters before their 31-11 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Juncos V. forced 19 San German turnovers. American guard Renee Taylor (158-85, college: Miami, FL, agency: Merit Sports) fired 28 points for the winners. Jessica Canady chipped in a double-double by scoring 14 points and 11 rebounds. American guard Amber White (167, college: N.Carolina St.) produced 22 points and her fellow American import swingman Danielle Gant (180-87, college: Texas A&M) added 10 points and 16 rebounds respectively for lost side. Four San German players scored in double figures. Juncos V. have an impressive nine-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 12-3 record having just 0 point less than leader Morovis M. San German at the other side keeps the third place with seven games lost. Juncos V. are looking forward to face San Juan W. (#7) in the next round where they are favorite. San German will play against Carolina G. (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
San German: M.Gonzalez 23+1reb+2ast, A.White 22+4reb+3ast, D.Gant 10+16reb+2ast, Z.Gonzalez 10+7reb+5ast, A.Santos 7+1reb, K.Colon 4+2reb
Juncos V.: R.Taylor 28+3reb+3ast, M.McClean 18+4reb+1ast, J.Canady 14+11reb, Y.Cabrera 9+8reb+7ast, K.Willoughy 7+6reb+1ast, T.Lanza 4+4reb+1ast
gschID: 133193




Juncos signs American F Jessica Canady - by Eurobasket News
Jessica Canady is back to Puerto Rico after one year. The American forward penned a deal with Juncos for rest of the BSNF season. Canady already made debut with her new team. She had 14 points and 11 rebounds in 76-86 road win against San German. Nice first game for Canady, who reached valuation 21. Jessica Canady played for Leonas de Ponce last season. She had 11.9 ppg, 10 rpg, 2.4 apg and 2 spg for 10 games in BSNF. Canady is a product of the Old Dominion University, where she graduated in 2010. She had 9.5 ppg and 6.1 rpg in their last season together. ODU won CAA Tournament twice and Canady was named to 2nd Team in 2008 and also to 3rd team in 2008 and 2010.

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Standings - Women
A Standings
 1. Crvena Zvezda 2-0 
 2. Jagodina 2001 2-0 
 3. Stara Pazova 2-0 
 4. Vrbas 1-1 
 5. Radnicki KG 1-1 
 6. Beocin 1-1 
 7. Celarevo 1-1 
 8. Sabac 1-1 
 9. Student 1-1 
 10. Loznica 0-2 
 11. Proleter 0-2 
 12. Spartak 0-2 
Play in international cups:
 1. Hemofarm 0-0 
 2. Partizan 0-0 
 3. Radivoj Korac 0-0 
 4. Vojvodina 0-0 
 5. Vozdovac 0-0 


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Stats Leaders - Women
Points Per Game
 Malcolm THOMAS
  Mobis P.
  (206-C-88)
  Avg: 26
 1. Thomas, Mobis P.26.0 
 2. Stevenson, LG Sa.25.5 
 3. White, Anyang KGC24.0 
 4. Rhodes, Sonic B.22.5 
 5. Johnson, SK Knigh.22.0 
 6. Williams, Daegu O.21.0 
 7. Sims, KCC Egis20.0 
 8. Ramos, Samsung Th.19.0 
 9. Vroman, ET Land17.5 
 10. Yang, Anyang KGC17.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Rodrique BENSON
  Dongbu P.
  (207-F/C-84)
  Avg: 13.5
 1. Benson, Dongbu P.13.5 
 2. Williams, Daegu O.12.0 
 3. Thomas, Mobis P.12.0 
 4. Oh, Anyang KGC11.5 
 5. Johnson, SK Knigh.10.0 
 6. Sims, KCC Egis9.0 
 7. Rhodes, Sonic B.9.0 
 8. Oyedeji, LG Sakers8.5 
 9. Ha, KCC Egis8.0 
 10. Yoo, Samsung Th.7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Woo-Sub YAUNG
  Sonic B.
  (185-G-85)
  Avg: 7
 1. Yaung, Sonic B.7.0 
 2. Kang, ET Land6.5 
 3. Williams, Daegu O.6.0 
 4. Park, Samsung Th.6.0 
 5. Lee, SK Knights5.0 
 6. Kim, Anyang KGC5.0 
 7. Hwang, SK Knights4.5 
 8. Lee, Samsung Th.4.5 
 9. Kim, Dongbu Promy4.5 
 10. Thomas, Mobis P.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Tae-Hong KIM
  KCC Egis
  (193-F-88)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Kim, KCC Egis3.5 
 2. Byun, SK Knights3.0 
 3. Kim, Daegu Orions2.5 
 4. Sandrin, Samsung2.0 
 5. Sin, KCC Egis2.0 
 6. Chun, Daegu Orions2.0 
 7. Byun, LG Sakers2.0 
 8. Cho, Sonic Boom KT2.0 
 9. Lee, SK Knights2.0 
 10. Thomas, Mobis P.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Eric SANDRIN
  Samsung .
  (206-F/C-78)
  Avg: 3
 1. Sandrin, Samsung3.0 
 2. Vroman, ET Land2.5 
 3. Ha, KCC Egis2.0 
 4. Song, Sonic B.2.0 
 5. Yoon, Dongbu Promy1.5 
 6. Sandrin, Daegu O.1.5 
 7. Park, Mobis P.1.0 
 8. White, Anyang KGC1.0 
 9. Johnson, SK Knigh.1.0 
 10. Williams, Daegu O.1.0 


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LF2: Second round - by Eurobasket News
Second round of the Spanish LF2 was played this past weekend (Group B).

Oct. 8, 2011 Casablanca-Estudiantes 74-62
Paula Palomares (170-G-84, agency: Josep and Nicolas) was the leading player in this victory with 23 points. Marta Zurro (186-F/C-80) had 14 points in defeat.

Oct. 8, 2011 Gernika-Real Canoe 55-81
Lauren Mills stepped up for the guests with 19 points and 7 boards.

Oct. 8, 2011 Cravic Reus-Irlandesas 74-85
Amaia Tena (83) scored 16 points for the winners.

Oct. 8, 2011 Eivissa-Alcobendas 72-64
Anna Boleda (181-F-81) shined for Eivissa with 20 points.

Oct. 8, 2011 Las Gaunas-Segle XXI 63-45

Oct. 9, 2011 Conquero-Orion-GDKO 74-73
Thriller win for Conquero mostly thanks to Patricia Cabrera (176-PG-91), who scored 18 points.

Oct. 9, 2011 Las Rozas-Pais Vasco 70-66
Kirenia Cabrera (186-F-84) was better than the others in victory with 13 points.



Regular Season - Round 3
Oct. 15, 2011 Estudiantes-Pais Vasco
Oct. 15, 2011 Orion-GDKO-Las Rozas
Oct. 15, 2011 Segle XXI-Conquero
Oct. 15, 2011 Irlandesas-Eivissa
Oct. 15, 2011 Real Canoe-Cravic Reus
Oct. 15, 2011 Casablanca-Gernika
Oct. 16, 2011 Palma-Las Gaunas


Group B
1. Casablanca 2-0
2. Eivissa 2-0
3. Irlandesas 2-0
4. Las Gaunas 1-0
5. Estudiantes 1-1
6. Alcobendas 1-1
7. Real Canoe 1-1
8. Conquero 1-1
9. Pais Vasco 1-1
10. Las Rozas 1-1
11. Orion-GDKO 0-1
12. Palma 0-1
13. Segle XXI 0-1
14. Cravic Reus 0-2
15. Gernika 0-2




Perfumerias Avenida clinch Spanish SuperCup title - by Eurobasket News
Perfumerias Avenida - Rivas Ecopolis 77:65

Perfumerias Avenida celebrated Spanish SuperCup title. They overcame Rivas Ecopolis yesterday to earn yet another trophy to start the season with. Previously Avemida triumphed at European SuperCup beating Elitzur Ramla.
Rivas Ecopolis ensured a strong start to the game. They earned an 18:13 lead after ten minutes. But Avenida picked up the slack in the second term. The Spanish powerhouse went on a 21:8 run to grab a 34:26 halftime lead. Rivas Ecopolis went off the dressing room ready to fight. They outscored Avenida in the third term to cut the deficit to just 4 points 47:51. But Avenida unloaded 26 points in the fourth period and ran away with a confident win at the end. DeWanna Bonner (193-G-87, agency: Josep and Nicolas, college: Auburn) stepped up with 29 points and 9 rebounds to pace the winners. Marta Xargay Casademont (180-G-90, agency: Josep and Nicolas) added 15 points, while Marta Fernandez (178-F-81) had 12 points in the victory. Essence Carson (183-G-86, college: Rutgers) answered with 15 points for Rivas Ecopolis. Amaya Valdemoro (184-F-76, agency: Josep and Nicolas) and Anna Cruz (173-PG-86, agency: Josep and Nicolas) posted 14 points each in the loss.

Perfumerias Avenida: DeWanna Bonner 29, Marta Xargay Casademont 15, Marta Fernandez 12
Rivas Ecopolis: Essence Carson 15, Amaya Valdemoro 14, Anna Cruz 14


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  TURKEY - Women  


Stats Leaders - Women
Points Per Game
 Nicolas Manuel STANIC
  Fabri.
  (177-G-84)
  Avg: 14.9
 1. Nicolas Manu., Fab.14.9 
 2. Luca Pesaresi Sant.14.4 
 3. Francesco Ro., Fir.13.9 
 4. Massimiliano., Fir.13.8 
 5. Andrew Rath Firen.13.6 
 6. Roberto Feli., Chi.13.4 
 7. Fabrizio Gia., Chi.13.0 
 8. Danilo Galle., Chi.12.8 
 9. Giorgio Sgob., Fab.12.1 
 10. Maximiliano ., Fa.11.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Roberto FELICIANGELI
  Chieti
  (204-F-74)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Roberto Feli., Chi.8.7 
 2. Jacopo Silim., San.6.6 
 3. Giorgio Brog., San.6.2 
 4. Roberto Marc., Chi.6.1 
 5. Massimiliano., Fir.6.1 
 6. Giorgio Sgob., Fab.5.5 
 7. Francesco Ro., Fir.5.2 
 8. Luis Maria M., Fab.4.9 
 9. Paulo Fabria., Fab.4.7 
 10. Luca Usberti Fabr.4.7 
Assists Per Game
 Nicolas Manuel STANIC
  Fabri.
  (177-G-84)
  Avg: 4.1
 1. Nicolas Manu., Fab.4.1 
 2. Stefano Rajo., Chi.3.0 
 3. Victorio Gus., Chi.2.4 
 4. Danilo Galle., Chi.2.3 
 5. Luca Usberti Fabri.2.3 
 6. Roberto Feli., Chi.2.0 
 7. Eugenio Riva., San.1.9 
 8. Riccardo Fois Fire.1.8 
 9. Andrew Rath Firen.1.7 
 10. Luca Pesaresi San.1.7 
Steals Per Game
 Victorio Gustavo MUSSO
  Chieti
  (185-PG-84)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Victorio Gus., Chi.2.4 
 2. Nicolas Manu., Fab.2.4 
 3. Eugenio Riva., San.2.3 
 4. Stefano Rajo., Chi.2.2 
 5. Mattia Magri., Chi.2.1 
 6. Roberto Feli., Chi.2.1 
 7. Matteo Paler., San.2.1 
 8. Francesco Ro., Fir.2.0 
 9. Andrew Rath Firen.1.9 
 10. Giorgio Sgob., Fa.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Francesco ROTELLA
  Firen.
  (206-F/C-79)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Francesco Ro., Fir.1.8 
 2. Paulo Fabria., Fab.1.2 
 3. Jacopo Silim., San.1.1 
 4. Niccolo Cioni Fire.0.6 
 5. Carlo Santom., Fir.0.5 
 6. Giovanni Mar., San.0.4 
 7. Roberto Marc., Chi.0.4 
 8. Luis Maria M., Fab.0.3 
 9. Roberto Feli., Chi.0.3 
 10. Massimiliano., Fi.0.3 


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Reeve trying to convince Lynx center McWilliams-Franklin to return - by Eurobasket News
Taj McWilliams-Franklin (6'3''-F/C-70, agency: Josep and Nicolas, college: St.Edward's) sprained her right knee in Game 2 of the Lynx-Atlanta series in the WNBA Finals. Seimone Augustus' (6'1''-G-84, college: LSU) left knee was swollen.

But, two nights later, both played most of Game 3 in Atlanta. And, of course, the Lynx won to sweep the series. 'I don't think they feel a thing,' Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve said afterward. 'And we certainly didn't talk about anythng that is ailing anybody.

'Right now they are sore. Maybe tomorrow they are sore.'

But in a closeout game in the WNBA, Reeve said, they were going to play.

The reason we signed Taj was exactly what she gave us all season,' Reeve said. 'I dont know if I remember a signing in the offseason that affected [a team] as much as Taj effected ours in a positive way. Being healthy helped. Maya Moore was OK.

[Moore was the league's rookie of the year.]

'Taj was just so instrumental in this season we had and she has a huge piece of that championship.'

McWilliams-Franklin, who turns 41 on Oct. 20, played 33-plus minutes in Game 3. She had seven points, including four big free throws at the end, five rebounds and two steals.

Reeve said she has a hard time ever taking her out of the game.

Will the Lynx try to re-sign her for 2011? We are going to try,' Reeve said after Friday's game. 'I am going to start talking to her right now. This is the best time to get her when she is really happy like this.

Reeve and McWilliams-Franklin hugged on the court after the Lynx won. And No. 8 gave Reeve a pat on the head for a job well done.

Courtesy of www.startribune.com