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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   


Radnicki Kragujevac and Yunus Cankaya split - by Eurobasket News
Radnicki Kragujevac announced that Yunus Cankaya (199-F-85, agency: EM-PA) is no longer member of the team. Two sides agreed to terminate the contract. The Turkish forward joined Radnicki during the summer. He appeared just twice in Adriatic league averaging 3.5 points, 4 rebounds and 1.5 assists. Yunus Cankaya played for Turk Telekom Ankara last season. He had 10.3 ppg, 3.5 rpg and 2.1 apg for them in 30 TBL games. Cankaya also added 11.2 ppg, 2.4 rpg and 2.8 apg for 5 games in EuroChallenge. From 2007 to 2010, Yunus Cankaya played for Banvit. In their first season together he registered 13.6 ppg, 2.9 rpg and 2.1 apg for 8 FIBA EuroCup games. His numbers in TBL were lower. In the past, Cankaya was a member of Selcuk, Tekelspor and Yesilyurt.

Standings
Adriatic League Standings
 1. Maccabi T-A 3-0 
 2. Union Olimpija 3-0 
 3. Partizan 2-0 
 4. Cibona 2-1 
 5. Hemofarm 2-1 
 6. Siroki WWin 2-1 
 7. Cedevita 1-1 
 8. Radnicki K. 1-1 
 9. KK Zagreb CO 1-2 
 10. Buducnost 1-2 
 11. Crvena Zvezda 1-2 
 12. Zlatorog 0-2 
 13. Helios 0-3 
 14. Krka 0-3 


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 David SIMON
  Radnicki K.
  (207-C-82)
  Avg: 28
 1. Simon, Radnicki K.28.0 
 2. Pavkovic, Radnicki23.5 
 3. Sakic, Siroki WWin19.5 
 4. Jeremic, Hemofarm18.7 
 5. Morrison, Crvena Z.18.7 
 6. Pilepic, Siroki W.18.5 
 7. Chase, Cibona18.3 
 8. Simon, KK.17.0 
 9. Jordan, Krka16.5 
 10. Prepelic, Helios16.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Boris SAVOVIC
  Hemofarm
  (206-F-87)
  Avg: 11.7
 1. Savovic, Hemofarm11.7 
 2. Vucevic, Buducnost9.0 
 3. Simon, Radnicki K.7.5 
 4. Popovic, Crvena Z.7.3 
 5. Pekovic, Partizan7.0 
 6. Jagodnik, Union O.7.0 
 7. Zizic, Cibona7.0 
 8. Sakic, Siroki WWin6.5 
 9. Schortsaniti., Mac.6.3 
 10. Ilic, Crvena Zvez.6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Miljan PAVKOVIC
  Radnicki K.
  (178-G-81)
  Avg: 14
 1. Pavkovic, Radnicki14.0 
 2. Stinson, Krka6.0 
 3. Naletilic, Siroki5.5 
 4. Farmar, Maccabi4.7 
 5. Roberson, Zlatorog4.5 
 6. Capin, Union Olimp.4.3 
 7. Chase, Cibona4.3 
 8. Papaloukas, Macca.4.0 
 9. Simon, KK.4.0 
 10. Nesovic, Hemofarm3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Yogev OHAYON
  Maccabi .
  (189-PG-87)
  Avg: 3
 1. Ohayon, Maccabi3.0 
 2. Sinovec, Radnicki3.0 
 3. Chase, Cibona2.7 
 4. Naletilic, Siroki2.5 
 5. Simon, KK.2.3 
 6. Milutinovic, Crven.2.3 
 7. Draper, Cedevita2.0 
 8. Vujasinovic, Zlato.2.0 
 9. Dragic, Krka2.0 
 10. Savovic, Hemofarm2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Shawn JAMES
  Maccabi T-A
  (208-C/F-83)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. James, Maccabi T-A1.7 
 2. Vucevic, Buducnost1.3 
 3. Kasun, KK.1.3 
 4. Ilic, Crvena Zvezda1.3 
 5. Thompson, Union O.1.0 
 6. Atanackovic, Zlato.1.0 
 7. Hendrix, Maccabi1.0 
 8. Owens, Cedevita1.0 
 9. Schortsaniti., Mac.1.0 
 10. Jeremic, Hemofarm1.0 


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  ARGENTINA   


Standings - LigaA
LigaA Standings
North
 1. Regatas C. 6-2 
 2. Sionista 5-2 
 3. Quimsa 5-2 
 4. Libertad S. 4-4 
 5. Atenas 3-4 
 6. Olimpico LB 3-4 
 7. San Mart.C. 2-5 
 8. La Union 1-6 
South
 1. Boca Jrs 5-2 
 2. Penarol 5-3 
 3. Obras 4-2 
 4. Wuber-Est.Bahia 4-2 
 5. GECR Indalo 4-4 
 6. Club 9 2-5 
 7. Lanus 2-5 
 8. Quilmes MP 2-5 


Standings - TNA
TNA Standings
North
 1. Alvear 4-0 
 2. Union Progr. 4-0 
 3. Obera TC 4-1 
 4. Tomas Rocam. 2-2 
 5. Atl.Echague 2-3 
 6. Union Sunch 2-3 
 7. Estudian.Con. 2-3 
 8. A.Italiana 1-3 
 9. San Isidro 1-3 
 10. A.Espanola 0-4 
South
 1. Bragado 4-1 
 2. Alianza Viedma 3-0 
 3. Argentino 3-1 
 4. Banda Norte 3-1 
 5. Huracan 3-2 
 6. MH Basket 2-2 
 7. Ciclista 2-3 
 8. Sport Club 2-3 
 9. Firmat SF 1-3 
 10. Rosario Cent. 1-4 
 11. San Mart.MJ 0-4 


Stats Leaders - LigaA
Points Per Game
 Juan GUTIERREZ
  Obras
  (205-F/C-83)
  Avg: 20
 1. Gutierrez, Obras20.0 
 2. Meyinsse, Wuber-.20.0 
 3. Gutierrez, Penarol19.0 
 4. OBannon, Boca Jrs19.0 
 5. Villegas, Sionista18.0 
 6. McHopson, Quilm.17.5 
 7. Mojica, Wuber-Es.16.3 
 8. Lo Grippo, Quimsa16.0 
 9. Battle, Libertad S.15.1 
 10. Quinteros, Regat.15.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ruben GARCES
  Atenas
  (206-C/F-73)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Garces, Atenas11.2 
 2. Truscott, Quilm.11.0 
 3. Lloreda, Olimpico.9.5 
 4. Gutierrez, Obras9.2 
 5. Mikulas, La Union9.2 
 6. Battle, Libertad S.8.7 
 7. Sandes, Sionista8.3 
 8. Sanchez, Wuber-.8.2 
 9. Meyinsse, Wuber-.7.3 
 10. Leiva, Penarol7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Juan Ignacio SANCHEZ
  Wuber-.
  (193-G-77)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Sanchez, Wuber-.7.3 
 2. Campazzo, Penarol6.3 
 3. Victoriano, San M.6.0 
 4. Sucatzky, Atenas5.8 
 5. Cequeira, Sionista5.0 
 6. Martinez, Regat.5.0 
 7. Osimani, Obras4.8 
 8. Stanic, Boca Jrs4.7 
 9. Ginobili, Libertad4.2 
 10. McHopson, Quilm.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Juan Ignacio SANCHEZ
  Wuber-.
  (193-G-77)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Sanchez, Wuber-.3.5 
 2. McHopson, Quilm.3.3 
 3. Galindo, Olimpico.3.2 
 4. McGowan, GECR I.3.1 
 5. Gonzalez, Quilm.3.0 
 6. Sucatzky, Atenas2.8 
 7. Farabello, La Union2.8 
 8. Ginobili, Libertad2.7 
 9. Quinteros, Regat.2.6 
 10. Gerbaudo, Club 92.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Aaron PETTWAY
  Olimpico.
  (211-C-80)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Pettway, Olimpico.1.3 
 2. Wilborn, Club 91.3 
 3. Williams, Quimsa1.2 
 4. Gayden, Club 91.0 
 5. Battle, Libertad S.1.0 
 6. Garces, Atenas1.0 
 7. Roe, Regatas C.0.9 
 8. Gutierrez, Obras0.8 
 9. Sanchez, Wuber-.0.8 
 10. Taylor, Lanus0.7 


Torneo Federal 2011/12 rosters: Entre Rios zone - by Facundo Iatzky
Sportivo Penarol El Tala:

Damian Echazarreta (181-G-92)
Alejandro Ivetich (181-G)
Matias Buiatti (186-F)
Gonzalo Jacquet (200-F-81)
Mauro Cerone (200-F-91)
Brian Najnudel (190-G)
Miguel Ricci (183-G-82)
Rodrigo Riquelme (192-F)
Francisco Stettler (178-G)
Calvester Ferguson (207-C-68, college: Georgia Southern)
Guido Giacchino (183-G)
Diego Crocce (200-F/C-81)

coach: Pablo Columba

Rosario del Tala

David Velazquez (176-G)
Guillermo Casini (185-G-82)
Fabian Gabriel (192-F-90)
Eduardo Nunez (206-C-80)
Nahuel Marchetti (183-G-89)
Matias Hauscarriague (186-G)
Sebastian teiletche (183-G)


Isaac Monti (192-F)
Juan Gomez (196-C)
David Fric (202-C)

Coach: alejandro Fiorido

Sportivo San Salvador:

Tomas Acosta (180-G-91)
Lisandro Cuberli (197-C-79)
Rodrigo Borghetti (195-F-88)
Manuel Olocco (198-F-88)
Gonzalo Sabatini (191-G)
Jose Luis Melchiori (185-G-89)
Mirco Barreiro (194-F)
Guido Cuadrelli (201-F-82)
Pablo Mander (200-C-89)
Matias Aguirre (182-G)
Alejandro Clauser (196-F)

Coach: Diego Lifschitz

La Union Colon:

Fabricio Pizzola (178-G)

Agustin Richard (176-G-90)
Leopoldo Ibanez (192-F-89)
Jorge Chahab (180-G-83)
Brian Diaz (185-G-84)
Maximiliano Morel (184-G-79)
Sebastian Taffarel (197-F-87)
Juan Cansina (202-F/C-75)
Mariano Mazzini (193-F-81)
Ruperto Herrera (202-F-72)
Pablo Bilat (176-G)

Coach: Martin Guastavino



Regatas Concepcion de Uruguay:

Gabriel Dominguez (184-G-82)
Gustavo Souto (205-C-81)
Gustavo Bianco (197-F-78)
Federico Grattarola (180-G-78)
Leandro Mas (194-F)
Adrian tevez (194-F)
Horacio Rigada (191-F-89)
Cristian Negrotto (195-G/F-84)
Gonzalo Maggio (195-F-84)
Agustin Menghini (173-G)
Agustin Aguirre (176-G)

Coach: Nicolas Lovece




Torneo Federal 2011/12 rosters: Mediterranea zone - by Facundo Iatzky
Sociedad Espanola san Luis:

Lionel Sola (183-G-83)
Karim neme (182-G)
Juan Parnisari (198-C)
Phillip Lockett (202-F-88, agency: Dream Team Management)
Agustin Maldonado (183-G)
Alejo Sanchez (193-G-90)
Carlos Otero (186-G)
Adolfo Ramos (195-F)
David Tamburo (171-G)
Francisco gatica (188-G)

Coach: Jose Franzi

Instituto Codoba:

Martin Cabrera (181-G)
Mauro Bulchi (203-C-83)
Lucas Gonzalez (193-F)
German Colli (180-G-87)
Augusto Rossi (192-G)
Gaston Sieiro (190-F/G-85)
Lucas Machuca (185-G-92)
Juan Seia (188-F-77)
Mariano Gervasio (198-F/C-86)
Franco Antonellini (209-C-89)
Adrian Forastieri (185-G-83)
Lucas Gonzalez (194-F)
Sergio Rupil (185-G-94)





Coach: Mauro Felautto

Barrio Parque:

Patricio Alloco (199-F-86)
Juan Kelly (190-F-88)
Samuel Aladin (190-F-88)
German Claus (180-G)
Esteban Cantarutti (185-G)
Emiliano Rossi (200-C)
Lautaro Rivata (188-G)
Federico Mariani (190-F)
Diego Cerutti (196-C)
Pablo Gonzalez (180-G)


Ignacio Revellino (190-G/F-87)

coach: Alejandro Lotterio

El Chorrillero San Luis:

Rafael Costa (180-G-73)
Leonardo Ortuzar (193-G)
Nicolas Arese (198-F-85)
Diego Lorio (185-G-86)
Elnes Bolling (189-G-91)
Diego Prego (198-F-77)
Jeremias Acosta (207-C-85)
Franco Pennacchotti (202-C-90)
Maximiliano Marzilli (203-F/C-84)
Joaquin Mercau (182-G)







Coach: Elnes Bollings



Union electrica:

Juan Cognini (187-G-90)
Juan Martin Rella (172-G-84)
Pablo Sacco (179-G-85)
Carlos Flores (182-G-86)
Jorge Siciliano (195-F-83)

Alejandro Olivares (202-C-76, college: Fordham)
Emiliano Gramajo (197-G/F-78)





Nicolas Rossi (196-C-85)

Federico Grenni (175-G)

Emiliano Rosales (198-F/C-90)

Francisco Diberti (184-G-92)


Coach: Gustavo Peirone




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  AUSTRALIA   


Stats Leaders - NBL
Points Per Game
 Mark WORTHINGTON
  Blaze
  (202-F-83)
  Avg: 28
 1. Worthington, Blaze28.0 
 2. Mills, Tigers23.5 
 3. Redhage, Wildcats23.5 
 4. Lisch, Wildcats22.5 
 5. Davidson, Hawks19.0 
 6. Hudson, Blaze18.0 
 7. Jackson, Breakers17.7 
 8. Warren, 36ers17.0 
 9. Wilson, Taipans17.0 
 10. Gill, Crocodiles17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dusty RYCHART
  Taipans
  (201-F-79)
  Avg: 11
 1. Rychart, Taipans11.0 
 2. Khazzouh, Kings10.0 
 3. Weigh, 36ers10.0 
 4. Hill, Taipans8.0 
 5. Johnson, 36ers8.0 
 6. Pledger, Breakers7.7 
 7. Tragardh, Tigers7.5 
 8. Holmes, Crocodiles7.5 
 9. Mims, Crocodiles7.5 
 10. Saville, Hawks7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Rhys MARTIN
  Hawks
  (193-G-86)
  Avg: 7
 1. Martin, Hawks7.0 
 2. Martin, Wildcats6.0 
 3. Gibson, Blaze6.0 
 4. Jackson, Breakers5.3 
 5. Cadee, Blaze5.0 
 6. Bruce, Kings4.0 
 7. Lisch, Wildcats4.0 
 8. Ubaka, Tigers4.0 
 9. Hoare, Blaze3.0 
 10. Tovey, Wildcats3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Cedric JACKSON
  Breakers
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Jackson, Breakers2.7 
 2. English, Blaze2.0 
 3. Mims, Crocodiles2.0 
 4. Martin, Wildcats2.0 
 5. Lisch, Wildcats1.5 
 6. Williams, Taipans1.5 
 7. Cooper, Kings1.5 
 8. Gruber, Hawks1.0 
 9. Ubaka, Tigers1.0 
 10. Walker, Tigers1.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Luke NEVILL
  Wildcats
  (218-C-86)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Nevill, Wildcats2.5 
 2. Abercrombie, Break.2.0 
 3. Grant, Kings1.5 
 4. Pledger, Breakers1.3 
 5. Forman, Hawks1.0 
 6. Weigh, 36ers1.0 
 7. Knight, Wildcats1.0 
 8. Worthington, Blaze1.0 
 9. Petrie, Blaze1.0 
 10. Gruber, Hawks1.0 


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


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  BALTIC LEAGUE   


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Kaspars CIPRUSS
  Tarvas
  (210-C-82)
  Avg: 26
 1. Cipruss, Tarvas26.0 
 2. Pilk, TT.24.0 
 3. Bowles, Siauliai21.5 
 4. Duselis, Jelgava20.0 
 5. Urbonas, Juventus20.0 
 6. Barinov, Naglis P.19.0 
 7. Kalve, Valmiera19.0 
 8. Krumins, Jelgava19.0 
 9. Kleiza, Naglis P.19.0 
 10. Matulionis, Techa.18.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dane JOHNSON
  Naglis P.
  (208-C-86)
  Avg: 17
 1. Johnson, Naglis P.17.0 
 2. Cipruss, Tarvas13.0 
 3. Parn, Rapla13.0 
 4. Benn, Naglis Palan.10.0 
 5. Keedus, TT.10.0 
 6. Pilk, TT.10.0 
 7. Matulionis, Techas.9.5 
 8. Petrukonis, Juven.9.0 
 9. Bowles, Siauliai9.0 
 10. Barinov, Naglis P.8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Mindaugas STASYS
  Neptunas
  (180-PG-86)
  Avg: 9
 1. Stasys, Neptunas9.0 
 2. Kriisa, Tarvas8.0 
 3. Broadus, Siauliai7.0 
 4. Maceina, Juventus6.0 
 5. Peciukeviciu., Sak.6.0 
 6. Rinkevicius, Nagli.6.0 
 7. Viskontas, Rudupis5.0 
 8. Benn, Naglis Palan.5.0 
 9. Pakamanis, Juven.5.0 
 10. Ezerskis, Techas.5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Erik KEEDUS
  TT.
  (194-F-90)
  Avg: 5
 1. Keedus, TT.5.0 
 2. Krumins, Jelgava5.0 
 3. Brazdauskis, Pieno3.0 
 4. Urbonas, Juventus3.0 
 5. Elksnis, Valmiera3.0 
 6. Runkaukas, Neptun.3.0 
 7. Benn, Naglis Palan.3.0 
 8. Kadziulis, Rudupis3.0 
 9. Skele, Kalev/Cramo2.5 
 10. Kulevicius, Techa.2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Jekabs ROZITIS
  Valmiera
  (206-F/C-86)
  Avg: 2
 1. Rozitis, Valmiera2.0 
 2. Staniulis, Techasas2.0 
 3. Mednis, Turiba1.5 
 4. Fall, Kalev/Cramo1.5 
 5. Meiers, Ventspils1.5 
 6. Keedus, TT.1.0 
 7. Dorbek, Tarvas1.0 
 8. Duselis, Jelgava1.0 
 9. McClure, Kedainiai1.0 
 10. Freimanis, Liepaja1.0 


Standings - Men
Baltic League Standings
Elite Division
 1. Ventspils 2-0 
 2. Siauliai 2-0 
 3. Rudupis 1-0 
 4. Pieno Zvaigzdes 1-0 
 5. Kalev/Cramo 1-1 
 6. Tartu Ulikool 1-1 
 7. Baltai Kaunas 1-2 
 8. Kedainiai 1-2 
 9. Triumph 0-0 
 10. Juventus 0-1 
 11. Liepaja 0-3 
Challenge Cup
Group A
 1. Tarvas 1-0 
 2. Naglis Palangos 1-0 
 3. Barsy Atyrau 0-0 
 4. Neptunas 0-1 
 5. Jelgava 0-1 
Group B
 1. Techasas 2-0 
 2. Sakalai 2-0 
 3. TTU/Kalev 1-0 
 4. Rapla 0-1 
 5. Valmiera 0-2 
 6. Turiba 0-2 


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  BELARUS   


Bennet Cantu and Artsiom Parakhouski parts ways - by Eurobasket News
Artsiom Parakhouski (211-C-87, college: Radford) is no longer a member of Bennet Cantu. Two sides agreed to part ways today, Cantu announced on the official web site. Parakhouski joined the club during the summer, but never made debut. Artsiom Parakhouski was Eurobasket.com All-Baltic League Player of the Year last season. He helped VEF Riga to reach the Finals in this competition. He had 15.2 ppg, 5.7 rpg and 1.1 apg for 25 games. Parakhouski also added 10.3 ppg and 4.4 rpg for 12 games in Latvian league. VEF Riga won the title. Artsiom Parakhouski is a product of Radford University, where he graduated a year ago. He transferred to Radford from College of Southern Idaho in 2008.

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  BELGIUM   


Standings - Division I
D1 Standings
 1. Charleroi 3-0 
 2. Aalstar 3-1 
 3. Leuven 2-1 
 4. M.Hainaut 2-2 
 5. Oostende 2-2 
 6. Antwerp 1-1 
 7. Liege 1-2 
 8. Verviers-Pep. 0-2 
 9. Gent 0-3 


Stats Leaders - Division I
Points Per Game
 Christopher COPELAND
  Aalstar
  (203-F-84)
  Avg: 20
 1. Copeland, Aalstar20.0 
 2. Jackson, Aalstar20.0 
 3. Tofi, Leuven18.3 
 4. Rich, Oostende18.0 
 5. Slaughter, M.Hai.16.7 
 6. Bostic, Liege16.3 
 7. Black, Antwerp16.0 
 8. Booker, Oostende15.7 
 9. Love, Verviers-Pep.15.0 
 10. Waters, Liege15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Michael ROLL
  Antwerp
  (196-G-87)
  Avg: 9
 1. Roll, Antwerp9.0 
 2. McLean, Leuven8.7 
 3. Love, Verviers-Pep.8.5 
 4. Shengelia, Charler.8.0 
 5. Merriex, Verviers.7.5 
 6. Jackson, Aalstar7.3 
 7. Vaughn, Antwerp7.0 
 8. Brown, Gent7.0 
 9. Wilson, Antwerp7.0 
 10. Van Den Spie., Oo.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Lionel BOSCO
  Gent
  (176-PG-81)
  Avg: 6
 1. Bosco, Gent6.0 
 2. Djordjevic, Ooste.5.7 
 3. Davis, Leuven5.3 
 4. Bostic, Liege3.7 
 5. Anderson, Gent3.5 
 6. Rich, Oostende3.3 
 7. Singletary, M.Hain.3.3 
 8. Marnegrave, Leuven3.3 
 9. Ruoff, Aalstar3.0 
 10. Copeland, Aalstar3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Jean SALUMU
  Leuven
  (193-F-90)
  Avg: 3
 1. Salumu, Leuven3.0 
 2. Wilson, Antwerp3.0 
 3. Mejri, Antwerp3.0 
 4. Chaney, Gent3.0 
 5. Singletary, M.Hain.2.7 
 6. Sakota, Oostende2.3 
 7. Drobnjak, Oostende2.0 
 8. Steinbach, Aalstar2.0 
 9. Jackson, Aalstar2.0 
 10. Downey, Verviers.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Salah MEJRI
  Antwerp
  (216-C-86)
  Avg: 3
 1. Mejri, Antwerp3.0 
 2. Riddick, Charleroi1.5 
 3. Booker, Oostende1.3 
 4. Young, Aalstar1.3 
 5. Nivins, M.Hainaut1.3 
 6. Jennings, Liege1.0 
 7. Love, Verviers-Pep.1.0 
 8. Foster, M.Hainaut0.7 
 9. Hanavan, Leuven0.7 
 10. Chaney, Gent0.5 


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  BRAZIL   


Standings - Paulista, Carioca, Minas G. leagues
Paulista Standings
Group A
 1. Itabom/Bauru 13-1 
 2. Winner/Limeira 12-2 
 3. Vivo/Franca 9-6 
 4. Araraquara 6-8 
 5. Rio Claro 6-8 
 6. Sao Caetano 4-10 
 7. Inter Santos 3-11 
 8. America 3-11 
Group B
 1. S.Jose/Vinac 12-3 
 2. Pinheiros/Sky 11-3 
 3. Paulistano 10-4 
 4. Gremio Mogi 7-7 
 5. XV/Cosan 5-9 
 6. Americana 4-10 
 7. Jacarei 4-10 
 8. L.S.B. 4-10 


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  CROATIA   


A1 Standings
A1 Standings
 1. Jolly 2-0 
 2. KK Split 2-0 
 3. Zabok 2-0 
 4. Alkar Sinj 1-0 
 5. Krizevci 1-1 
 6. Kvarner 2010 1-1 
 7. Zadar 1-1 
 8. Svjetlost 0-1 
 9. Borik 0-2 
 10. Darda 0-2 
 11. Dubrovnik 0-2 
Play in international cups:
 1. Cedevita
 2. Cibona
 3. KK Zagreb CO


Stats Leaders - A1
Points Per Game
 Ivan MIMICA
  KK Split
  (193-G-80)
  Avg: 30
 1. Mimica, KK Split30.0 
 2. Gaurina, Alkar Sinj25.0 
 3. Poscic, Svjetlost22.0 
 4. Ceskovic, Kvarner22.0 
 5. Mrva, Jolly18.0 
 6. Sarlija, Borik17.5 
 7. Sobin, KK Split17.0 
 8. Peric, Dubrovnik16.5 
 9. Katura, Jolly15.0 
 10. Zupic, Alkar Sinj15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Zvonimir RIDL
  Darda
  (204-F-73)
  Avg: 9.5
 1. Ridl, Darda9.5 
 2. Tesija, Alkar Sinj9.0 
 3. Cakarun, Borik8.5 
 4. Cinac, Kvarner 20108.0 
 5. Zupic, Alkar Sinj8.0 
 6. Diminic, Dubrovnik7.5 
 7. Sobin, KK Split7.5 
 8. Poscic, Svjetlost7.0 
 9. Tomeljak, Svjet.7.0 
 10. Karac, Dubrovnik7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Josip GLAVINIC
  Krizevci
  (192-G-82)
  Avg: 9
 1. Glavinic, Krizevci9.0 
 2. Tomeljak, Svjet.8.0 
 3. Ceskovic, Kvarner7.0 
 4. Salamun, Kvarner6.0 
 5. Gulam, Jolly5.0 
 6. Tesija, Alkar Sinj5.0 
 7. Tomas, Zabok4.5 
 8. Mimica, KK Split4.5 
 9. Katic, KK Split4.0 
 10. Panduric, Darda3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Franjo BUBALO
  Alkar Sinj
  (194-G/F-88)
  Avg: 3
 1. Bubalo, Alkar Sinj3.0 
 2. Mimica, KK Split3.0 
 3. Ceskovic, Kvarner3.0 
 4. Ross, Jolly3.0 
 5. Zadnik, Zadar2.5 
 6. Delas, Zadar2.5 
 7. Surina, Kvarner2.5 
 8. Katic, KK Split2.5 
 9. Petani, Jolly2.5 
 10. Cinac, Kvarner 20.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Filip TONCINIC
  Zadar
  (212-F-84)
  Avg: 2
 1. Toncinic, Zadar2.0 
 2. Gaurina, Alkar Sinj2.0 
 3. Ridl, Darda1.5 
 4. Dijan, KK Split1.5 
 5. Radic, Zadar1.0 
 6. Poscic, Svjetlost1.0 
 7. Cakarun, Borik1.0 
 8. Matasovic, Svjet.1.0 
 9. Buva, Krizevci1.0 
 10. Juricic, Kvarner1.0 


Zagreb waives Head Coach Ivica Buric, promotes Vladimir Androic - by Eurobasket News
As expected, Ivica Buric is no longer a Head Coach of Zagreb. The reigning Croatian champion decided to release him after poor start of the season. At the same time, they promoted Assistant Coach Vladimir Androic to HC position. Zagreb lost two consecutive games in Adriatic league and showed bad performance. In Round One, they hosted Serbian champion Partizan and faced with 65-93 fiasco. In Round Two, Zagreb lost on the road to Hemofarm 80-77. It is important to mention that Zagreb changed three coaches last season. They started with Denis Bajramovic and released him during the season. Mladen Erjavec took over the club and won the Croatian Cup with them. They parted ways soon after that and Ivica Buric became a new HC of Zagreb. He led them to first Croatian title ever and booked a spot for Euroleague 2011/12.
Vladimir Androic started his coaching career in Borac Cacak and later worked Masinac Kraljevo. He also has experience from Lokomotiv Kuban and Napredak Krusevac. He was assistant coach of Zagreb until today.


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  CYPRUS   


Anastasiades breaks all records as Etha wins the Super Cup! - by Dr. Nasios Orinos
Watkins was all over the place in the Cyprus kick-off game (had 16 pts) as Etha beat Ael 93-69 for the Super Cup on Friday night.

For the winners, Dabkus and Jackson had 15 pts. Anastasiades was very good and finished the game with 12 pts.

In the loosing squad, Stephenson had 20 pts and Randunovic added another 15.

It should be noted that this is the 3rd straight title for Etha after last years cup and champ. It should also be noted that with this Giorgos Anastasiadis breaks another record. He has advanced to 5 cups, 6 championships and 3 super-cups, which consists of the best record on the Cyprus basketball history.


For the record, Anastasiadis was awarded as the 'Best Cypriot Player' for the year 2010-2011.



Intercollege Etha Engomis wins its premier Super Cup - by Chris Mammides
InterCollege Etha Engomis thrashed the team of AEL Limassol with 24 points difference and won the Super cup in a game which took place yesterday afternoon (14th of October, 2011).

The team of Etha never lost the leading role in the game and from the early beggining showed its moods as the quartet of Jackson, Darryl Watkins (211-C-84, college: Syracuse), Massamba and Valdas Dabkus (204-F-84) were in a great shape and performed very well. Especialy the newcomer center Darryl Watkins who only trained with the team like 4 days he was absolutely great. Furthermore, the captain of the team Giorgos Anastasiadis was very good from the parameter.

On the other hand the team of AEL seems that needs more time to be shaped up better as the two key players of the team McCoy and Dragisevic are still injured furtermore there is also a rumor already on air as the American player of AEL who is also the top performer of the team Alex Stepheson (205-F-87, college: USC) is among the targets of Head Coach Alexandris in Arist Thessalonikis, according to he same sources the team of AEL is not negative in giving the 'green light' to the player to play in the Greek league under the colors of Aris Thessalonikis


The MVP of the game was Thomas Massamba (185-G-85).

The quarters of the game were: 30-16, 49-37, 76-55, 93-69


The scorers of the wo teams were as follows:
Etha: Jackson 15, Valdas Dabkus 15, Anastasiadis 12, Ray 7, Massamba 10, Lalovic 2, Tatt 8, Cup 8, Darryl Watkins 16
AEL: Liatsos 11, Alex Stepheson 20, Kounounis 9, Palalas 4, Radunovic15




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  CZECH REPUBLIC   


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


Stats Leaders - NBL
Points Per Game
 Pavel HOUSKA
  BK Decin
  (201-F-84)
  Avg: 21.3
 1. Houska, BK Decin21.3 
 2. Lowery, Chomutov21.0 
 3. Sedmak, USK Praha20.4 
 4. Bridgewaters, Inte.18.4 
 5. Arnold, BK Pardu.17.8 
 6. Wright, Chomutov17.5 
 7. Henderson, Levice17.2 
 8. Stanek, Chomutov17.0 
 9. Grant, Levice16.8 
 10. Wilson, CEZ N.16.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marcus ARNOLD
  BK Pardu.
  (207-C/F-84)
  Avg: 8.6
 1. Arnold, BK Pardu.8.6 
 2. Votroubek, USK P.8.6 
 3. Meno, Svitavy7.8 
 4. Hughes, NH Ostrava7.2 
 5. Gadri-N., BK Prost.7.0 
 6. Peterson, BK Prost.7.0 
 7. Houska, BK Decin7.0 
 8. Luettgerodt, NH O.7.0 
 9. Field, BC Kolin7.0 
 10. Blazek, B&W Opava6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Derek WRIGHT
  Chomutov
  (175-G-86)
  Avg: 6
 1. Wright, Chomutov6.0 
 2. Sotnar, USK Praha5.2 
 3. Barnes, BC Kolin4.3 
 4. Sanders, BK Decin4.0 
 5. Smith, BK Prost.4.0 
 6. Marko, BC Kolin3.8 
 7. Lowery, Chomutov3.3 
 8. Vrubl, Plzen3.3 
 9. Eitutavicius, BK P.3.3 
 10. Macela, Svitavy3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Radim KLECKA
  B&W Opava
  (188-G-90)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Klecka, B&W Opava3.6 
 2. Pumprla, CEZ N.3.5 
 3. Smith, BK Prost.3.0 
 4. Wright, Chomutov2.5 
 5. Grant, Levice2.4 
 6. McFadden, Usti n.2.4 
 7. Hruban, USK Praha2.0 
 8. Sirina, B&W Opava2.0 
 9. Inge, NH Ostrava2.0 
 10. Bridgewaters, Int.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Bertengeh GADRI-NICHOLSON
  BK Prost.
  (208-C-83)
  Avg: 3
 1. Gadri-N., BK Prost.3.0 
 2. Hughes, NH Ostrava1.8 
 3. Jelinek, BC Kolin1.7 
 4. Grant, Levice1.4 
 5. Kramny, Svitavy1.3 
 6. Slavik, USK Praha1.2 
 7. Meno, Svitavy1.0 
 8. Sedmak, USK Praha1.0 
 9. Pumprla, CEZ N.1.0 
 10. Svrdlik, BK Prost.0.8 


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  EUROLEAGUE   


Zagreb waives Head Coach Ivica Buric, promotes Vladimir Androic - by Eurobasket News
As expected, Ivica Buric is no longer a Head Coach of Zagreb. The reigning Croatian champion decided to release him after poor start of the season. At the same time, they promoted Assistant Coach Vladimir Androic to HC position. Zagreb lost two consecutive games in Adriatic league and showed bad performance. In Round One, they hosted Serbian champion Partizan and faced with 65-93 fiasco. In Round Two, Zagreb lost on the road to Hemofarm 80-77. It is important to mention that Zagreb changed three coaches last season. They started with Denis Bajramovic and released him during the season. Mladen Erjavec took over the club and won the Croatian Cup with them. They parted ways soon after that and Ivica Buric became a new HC of Zagreb. He led them to first Croatian title ever and booked a spot for Euroleague 2011/12.
Vladimir Androic started his coaching career in Borac Cacak and later worked Masinac Kraljevo. He also has experience from Lokomotiv Kuban and Napredak Krusevac. He was assistant coach of Zagreb until today.


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  FINLAND   


Jeremy Price joined Joensuun Kataja - by Eurobasket News
Jeremy Price (203-F-88, agency: Strategic Sports, college: Georgia) joined Joensuun Kataja and already debuted for the team. The American player will continue with the team after arriving from Switzerland.
In 2007-2008 he started for Georgia (NCAA) and in 34 games averaged 8.1ppg, 4.4rpg, FGP: 53.1%, FT: 72.5%. In 2008-2009 for Georgia (NCAA, starting five) his stats read 5.1ppg, 2.9rpg, FGP: 43.6%, 3Pts: 40.0%, FT: 52.2%. In 2009-2010 for Georgia (NCAA) he improved to 7.2ppg, 4.0rpg, FGP: 56.6%, FT: 69.4%. Last season for Georgia (NCAA, starting five) after 33 games his stats read 9.3ppg, 5.0rpg, FGP: 48.9%, FT: 76.5%. He started this season for BBC Monthey (Switzerland-LNA),but only pre-season.
In his debut game Korihait (Uusikaupunki) defeated Kataja (Joensuu) 80-67.Matt Terwilliger played only three games on Kataja roster and was replaced by Jeremy Price.



Korisliiga Round 5: Torpan Pojat loses to Kauhajoen Karhu in the game between Top 4 teams - by Eurobasket News
Korisliiga Regular Season is still in too early stage and there may be still significant changes in the standings.

The game between Top Four teams took place in Kauhajoki. Third ranked host Kauhajoen Karhu (4-1) defeated 4th placed Torpan Pojat (2-2) 86-81. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 1-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 86-81. American forward Todd Hendley (206-84, college: NC-Wilmington) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 10 rebounds for the winners and his fellow American import point guard Clevin Hannah (180-87, college: Wichita St., agency: Court Side) chipped in 21 points. American guard Chase Griffin (188-83, college: Pepperdine) responded with 30 points. Kauhajoen Karhu moved-up to second place. Torpan Pojat at the other side keeps the fourth position with two games lost. They share it with Kouvot. Kauhajoen Karhu are looking forward to face Tampereen Pyrinto (#7) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Torpan Pojat will play against Namika Lahti and is hoping to prove to their supporters that the loss was just an accident.
Salon Vilpas (#5) was upset in Kouvola by eighth ranked Kouvot 85-72. Americans were the main players on the court. Guard Josh Gonner (188-82, college: S.Carolina) nailed 20 points for the winning side and Antoine Jordan accounted for 14 points and 9 rebounds. Guard Emmanuel Holloway (188-86, college: Illinois St.) came up with 34 points (!!!) and 9 rebounds (on 12-of-14 shooting from the field) for Salon Vilpas in the defeat. Kouvot (2-2) moved-up to fourth place, which they share with ToPo. Salon Vilpas at the other side dropped to the sixth position with three games lost. Kouvot will play against UU-Korihait (#10) in Uusikaupunki in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Salon Vilpas will have a break next round.
LrNMKY has registered their first victory this season after three consecutive loses. They used home court advantage to defeat UU-Korihait (1-3) 90-85 on Saturday. The best player for the winners was Tyler Tiedeman who had a double-double by scoring 34 points (!!!) and 11 rebounds. Mikko Jalonen produced 24 points for the guests. LrNMKY left bottom position moving up to eighth place, which they share with KTP and Korihait. LrNMKY will meet KTP-Basket (#9) in the next round. UU-Korihait will play against Kouvot in Kouvola.
Korisliiga top team - Joensuun Kataja (4-0) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed ninth ranked KTP-Basket (1-3) 95-67. Jared Newson orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds. KTP-Basket's coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Joensuun Kataja have a solid series of four victories in a row. Joensuun Kataja maintains first place with 4-0 record. KTP-Basket at the other side dropped to the eighth position with three games lost. Joensuun Kataja's next round opponent will be Loimaan Korikonkarit (#3) on the road, which may be the game of the day. KTP-Basket will play against LrNMKY (#8) in Lappeenranta and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last game of round 5 Nilan Bisons won against Namika Lahti on the opponent's court 84-75.



Namika Lahti - Nilan Bisons 75-84

Very expected game when 10th ranked Namika Lahti (1-4) was defeated at home by leader Loimaan Korikonkarit (3-0) 84-75. It looked good early as Namika Lahti took an 11-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Loimaan Korikonkarit took control and eventually winning the game that evening by 9 points. American guard Jeb Ivey (190-80, college: Portland St.) orchestrated the victory by scoring 19 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. International guard Mikko Koivisto (194-87, college: NC-Greensboro) contributed with 21 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. The former international forward Ville Makalainen (194-85, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) answered with 17 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists and American forward Keena Young (198-85, college: BYU) added 19 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Namika Lahti. Five Loimaan Korikonkarit and four Namika Lahti players scored in double figures. Loimaan Korikonkarit have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain third place with 3-0 record behind leader Kataja. Namika Lahti lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the bottom position with four games lost. Loimaan Korikonkarit's next round opponent will be league's leader Joensuun Kataja at home and it will be for sure the game of the week. Namika Lahti will play against Torpan Pojat (#5) in Helsinki.
Top scorers:
Nilan Bisons: M.Koivisto 21+6reb+1ast, J.Ivey 19+5reb+5ast, M.Zeno 18+6reb+3ast, M.Nuutinen 14+8reb+1ast, C.Jones 10+6reb+1ast, R.McDade 2+4reb
Namika Lahti: K.Young 19+6reb, V.Makalainen 17+5reb+5ast, S.Pekkola 15+5reb+3ast, A.Alanen 11+3reb, R.Brooks 9+3reb+1ast, J.Vanttaja 4+3reb
gschID: 141645


LrNMKY - Korihait 90-85

LrNMKY has registered their first victory this season after three consecutive loses. They used home court advantage to defeat UU-Korihait (1-3) 90-85 on Saturday. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 24-17. But UU-Korihait won second period 22-20. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded UU-Korihait 32-21 including 23 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was American forward Tyler Tiedeman (201-85, college: Boise St., agency: Interperformances) who had a double-double by scoring 34 points (!!!) and 11 rebounds. His fellow American import forward Lawrence Hamm (198-84, college: Towson, agency: Court Side) chipped in a double-double by scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds. point guard Mikko Jalonen (186-82) produced 24 points and American forward Cory Johnson (200-88, college: Valparaiso, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement) added 18 points respectively for the guests. Four UU-Korihait players scored in double figures. LrNMKY left bottom position moving up to eighth place, which they share with KTP and Korihait. LrNMKY will meet KTP-Basket (#9) in the next round. UU-Korihait will play against Kouvot in Kouvola.
Top scorers:
LrNMKY: T.Tiedeman 34+11reb+2ast, D.Haynes 21+3reb+2ast, L.Hamm 16+12reb, V.Vanjoki 8+2reb, J.Jarvinen 6+3reb+3ast, A.Tapio 3+1ast
Korihait: M.Jalonen 24+3reb+1ast, C.Johnson 18+3reb+1ast, J.Crouch 13+4reb, P.Heinonen 11+6reb+1ast, N.Moore 8+3reb+1ast, C.Latimer 8+1reb+2ast
gschID: 141646


Kauhajoki - ToPo 86-81

The game between Top Four teams took place in Kauhajoki. Third ranked host Kauhajoen Karhu (4-1) defeated 4th placed Torpan Pojat (2-2) 86-81. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 1-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 86-81. American forward Todd Hendley (206-84, college: NC-Wilmington) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 10 rebounds for the winners and his fellow American import point guard Clevin Hannah (180-87, college: Wichita St., agency: Court Side) chipped in 21 points. American guard Chase Griffin (188-83, college: Pepperdine) responded with 30 points and international forward Kimmo Muurinen (202-81, college: UALR) scored 15 points and 9 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Kauhajoen Karhu moved-up to second place. Torpan Pojat at the other side keeps the fourth position with two games lost. They share it with Kouvot. Kauhajoen Karhu are looking forward to face Tampereen Pyrinto (#7) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Torpan Pojat will play against Namika Lahti and is hoping to prove to their supporters that the loss was just an accident.
Top scorers:
Kauhajoki: T.Hendley 22+10reb+1ast, C.Hannah 21+4reb+2ast, E.Skamo 14+6reb+4ast, J.Eskola 10+2reb+3ast, H.Hirvikoski 8+2reb, K.Beidler 8+9reb+1ast
ToPo: C.Griffin 30+3reb+2ast, K.Muurinen 15+9reb+2ast, T.Iisalo 11+3reb+2ast, T.Heinonen 10+8reb, S.Niskanen 7+2reb, J.Heard 4+8reb+1ast
gschID: 141647


Kataja - KTP 95-67

Korisliiga top team - Joensuun Kataja (4-0) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed ninth ranked KTP-Basket (1-3) 95-67. The game was mostly controlled by Joensuun Kataja. KTP-Basket was better in second period 28-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American swingman Jared Newson (195-84, college: Tennessee-Martin, agency: Court Side) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds. His fellow American import guard B.A. Walker (188-84, college: VCU, agency: Pro One Sports) contributed with 16 points and 4 steals for the winners. Five Joensuun Kataja players scored in double figures. Bahamas forward Bennet Davis (206-84, college: Northeastern, agency: KMG Sports Management) answered with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 13 rebounds and American forward Tim Blue (205-84, college: Middle Tenn.St.) added 14 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for KTP-Basket. KTP-Basket's coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Joensuun Kataja have a solid series of four victories in a row. Joensuun Kataja maintains first place with 4-0 record. KTP-Basket at the other side dropped to the eighth position with three games lost. Joensuun Kataja's next round opponent will be Loimaan Korikonkarit (#3) on the road, which may be the game of the day. KTP-Basket will play against LrNMKY (#8) in Lappeenranta and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Kataja: J.Newson 21+10reb+1ast, B.Walker 16+4reb+3ast, S.Lehtoranta 14+2reb+1ast, J.Price 14+6reb+2ast, P.Virtanen 14+3reb+2ast, A.Kanervo 6+6reb+3ast
KTP: T.Blue 14+8reb+3ast, M.Pounds 13+3reb+2ast, B.Davis 12+13reb+1ast, B.Sarcevic 8+1reb+1ast, V.Heinonen 7+2reb, T.Bell 6+2reb+3ast
gschID: 141643


Kouvot - Salon Vilpas 85-72

Salon Vilpas (#5) was upset in Kouvola by eighth ranked Kouvot 85-72. It looked good early as Salon Vilpas took an 11-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Kouvot took control and eventually winning the game that evening by 13 points. They made 16-of-16 charity shots (100 percent !!!) during the game. Americans were the main players on the court. Guard Josh Gonner (188-82, college: S.Carolina) nailed 20 points for the winning side and guard Antoine Jordan (196-83, college: Siena) accounted for 14 points and 9 rebounds. Five Kouvot players scored in double figures. Guard Emmanuel Holloway (188-86, college: Illinois St.) came up with 34 points (!!!) and 9 rebounds (on 12-of-14 shooting from the field) and forward John Fields (205-88, college: Tennessee) added 13 points and 13 rebounds respectively for Salon Vilpas in the defeat. Kouvot (2-2) moved-up to fourth place, which they share with ToPo. Salon Vilpas at the other side dropped to the sixth position with three games lost. Kouvot will play against UU-Korihait (#10) in Uusikaupunki in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Salon Vilpas will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Kouvot: J.Gonner 20+2reb+2ast, A.Nikkarinen 17+1reb+3ast, A.Jordan 14+9reb, A.Brown 13+5reb+1ast, S.Vanttaja 13+6reb+3ast, T.Rintala 6+3reb
Salon Vilpas: E.Holloway 34+9reb+2ast, J.Fields 13+13reb, J.Hairston 12+4reb+1ast, A.Vaenerberg 6+5reb+1ast, J.Savolainen 4+1reb, S.Kaaresvirta 2+5reb+4ast
gschID: 141644




KORISLIIGA: 20 lead changes, 11 ties - by Rauno Hurmalainen
Korisliiga, Round 5: What a thriller! Karhu (Kauhajoki) vs Torpan Pojat (Helsinki) in today's TV-game. After 20 lead changes and 11 ties hosting Karhu winning 86-81 (36-35). Quarters: 14-15, 22-20, 27-27, 23-19. A: 660. It was a 1-point-game (82-81) with 18 seconds to go, when ToPo's American G Chase Griffin (188-G-83, college: Pepperdine) lost the ball as Jussi Eskola (189-G-87) stole it. Then Karhu (4-1) made four FTs and ToPo (3-1) had lost by five 86-81. No undefeated teams left now. YMCA Lappeenranta taking the opening victory of the season by beating UU-Korihait (Uusikaupunki) 90-85 (44-39). Quarters: 24-17, 20-22, 24-21, 22-25. Tyler Tiedeman (201-F-85, agency: Interperformances, college: Boise St.) scored 34 points and grabbed 11 rbs. Team's Finnish players scored behind three American players altogether 19 pts.
Karhu - Torpan Pojat 86-81 (36-35). (Todd Hendley 22/10, Clevin Hannah 21, Eldar Skamo 14/4a, Jussi Eskola 10 - Chase Griffin 30, Kimmo Muurinen 15/9, Tuomas Iisalo 11, Timo Heinonen 10).

YMCA LPR - Korihait 90-85 (44-39). (Tyler Tiedeman 34/11, DeAndre Haynes 21, Lawrence Hamm 16/12 - Mikko Jalonen 24, Cory Johnson 18, Jerice Crouch 13).




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


Stats Leaders - Korisliiga
Points Per Game
 Martin ZENO
  Nilan Bisons
  (196-G-85)
  Avg: 23
 1. Zeno, Nilan Bisons23.0 
 2. Ivey, Nilan Bisons22.0 
 3. Blue, KTP21.5 
 4. Tiedeman, LrNM.21.5 
 5. Holloway, Salon V.20.7 
 6. Brooks, Namika L.20.6 
 7. Bailey, Pyrinto19.0 
 8. Williams, Pyrinto19.0 
 9. Newson, Kataja18.8 
 10. Griffin, ToPo18.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 John FIELDS
  Salon Vilpas
  (205-F-88)
  Avg: 13.8
 1. Fields, Salon Vilp.13.8 
 2. Blue, KTP10.5 
 3. Zeno, Nilan Bisons9.0 
 4. McDade, Nilan B.9.0 
 5. Williams, Pyrinto9.0 
 6. Hairston, Salon V.8.2 
 7. Hamm, LrNM.8.0 
 8. Heinonen, ToPo7.8 
 9. Newson, Kataja7.8 
 10. Davis, KTP7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Damon WILLIAMS
  Pyrinto
  (201-F-73)
  Avg: 9.5
 1. Williams, Pyrinto9.5 
 2. Virtanen, Kataja5.5 
 3. Haynes, LrNM.5.3 
 4. Jalonen, Korihait5.0 
 5. Walker, Kataja4.8 
 6. Hannah, Kauhajoki4.8 
 7. Ivey, Nilan Bisons4.7 
 8. Nikkarinen, Kouvot4.5 
 9. Zeno, Nilan Bisons4.3 
 10. Williams, Pyrinto4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Antwine WILLIAMS
  Pyrinto
  (192-F-75)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Williams, Pyrinto4.5 
 2. Sten, Kataja2.8 
 3. Moore, Korihait2.5 
 4. Haynes, LrNM.2.5 
 5. Newson, Kataja2.3 
 6. Holloway, Salon V.2.0 
 7. Terwilliger, Kataja2.0 
 8. Beidler, Kauhajoki2.0 
 9. Brooks, Namika L.2.0 
 10. Young, Namika L.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Kelly BEIDLER
  Kauhajoki
  (199-F-88)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Beidler, Kauhajoki2.2 
 2. Fields, Salon Vilp.2.0 
 3. Zeno, Nilan Bisons1.3 
 4. Newson, Kataja1.3 
 5. Hairston, Salon V.1.2 
 6. Rainamaa, Korihait1.0 
 7. Heinonen, ToPo0.8 
 8. Vanttaja, Kouvot0.8 
 9. Heard, ToPo0.8 
 10. Davis, KTP0.8 


*****************************************************
  FRANCE   


Stats Leaders - N1
Points Per Game
 Ville KAUNISTO
  Blois
  (204-F-82)
  Avg: 19.7
 1. Kaunisto, Blois19.7 
 2. Thinon, Sorgues19.3 
 3. Herard, Challans18.5 
 4. Thomas, Roche18.3 
 5. Bigote, Cognac17.8 
 6. Racine, CFBB17.3 
 7. Pridotkas, Brest17.0 
 8. Merie, Chartres17.0 
 9. Staelens, Blois16.3 
 10. Horton, Blois16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ian CASKILL
  Cognac
  (207-C-81)
  Avg: 11.7
 1. Caskill, Cognac11.7 
 2. Pearson, Angers B.11.3 
 3. Kaunisto, Blois11.0 
 4. Jaiteh, CFBB10.0 
 5. Pridotkas, Brest9.0 
 6. Simmons, Roche8.3 
 7. Williams, St Quent.8.0 
 8. Diame, Rueil8.0 
 9. St Robert, Montb.7.8 
 10. Mdivani, Rueil7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Pierre BROCHARD
  Blois
  (185-PG-80)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Brochard, Blois6.7 
 2. Calvez, Charleville6.0 
 3. Barbry, Orchy5.5 
 4. Ball, St Quentin4.8 
 5. Dessart, Lievin4.7 
 6. Cortey, Clermont4.5 
 7. Godin, Cognac4.5 
 8. Berquier, Chartres4.5 
 9. Geay, Challans4.3 
 10. Sene, Le Puy4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Aurelien TOTO N''KOTE
  Roche
  (194-F-79)
  Avg: 6
 1. Toto N''Kote, Roche6.0 
 2. Hermenier, Roche3.5 
 3. Bigote, Cognac2.8 
 4. Cretaux, Lievin2.7 
 5. Dessart, Lievin2.3 
 6. Diallo, Roche2.3 
 7. Pistre, Charleville2.0 
 8. Calvez, Charleville2.0 
 9. N''Diaye, Souffel2.0 
 10. Barbry, Orchy2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Jacques ALINGUE
  Souffel
  (201-F-88)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Alingue, Souffel2.5 
 2. Caskill, Cognac2.3 
 3. Diame, Rueil1.7 
 4. Borval, Le Puy1.5 
 5. Jaiteh, CFBB1.3 
 6. Kaunisto, Blois1.3 
 7. Andre, Roche1.0 
 8. Ipouck, Chartres1.0 
 9. Tornato, Blois1.0 
 10. Lopez, Brest1.0 


ProB: Round Three review - by Eurobasket News
ProB Regular Season is still in too early stage and there may be still significant changes in the standings. There was no lack of interesting games this round.


Fos Ouest - Maurienne 80-73

Aix-Maurienne (1-2) was defeated on the road by Fos Ouest (3-0) 80-73 on Friday. Aix-Maurienne trailed by 12 points at halftime and as many as 20 after three quarters before a 34-21 last quarter charge cut the deficit to 73-80 at the end of the game. It was a great evening for American guard Blake Hoffarber (193-88, college: Minnesota) who led his team to a victory scoring 23 points and 7 rebounds. His fellow American import Bill Clark (195-88, college: Duquesne) helped adding 17 points and 6 assists. Four Fos Ouest players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was naturalized Cameroonian Joachim Ekanga-Ehawa (188-77) with 16 points and 6 rebounds and American Wilbert Brown (199-84, college: Niagara, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) scored 12 points and 6 rebounds. Fos Ouest have a solid series of three victories in a row. Fos Ouest keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Limoges and Boulazac. Loser Aix-Maurienne dropped to the eighth place with two games lost. Fos Ouest will face Olympique Antibes (#11) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Aix-Maurienne will play against Limoges CSP Elite.
Top scorers:
Fos Ouest: B.Hoffarber 23+7reb, B.Clark 17+4reb+6ast, S.Gay 16+6reb, S.Giffa 10+5reb+1ast, M.Dia 6+4reb+2ast, E.Choquet 3+3reb+3ast
Maurienne: J.Ekanga-Ehawa 16+6reb+1ast, W.Brown 12+6reb, B.Osby 10+5reb+2ast, M.Houmounou 9+2reb+2ast, M.Traore 8+3reb+1ast, D.Tucker 8+3reb


gschID: 139453


Nantes - Boulazac 81-87

Boulazac Basket (3-0) added another victory to their record. This time they beat eleventh ranked Nantes (1-2) 87-81. Nantes was ahead by 7 points after three quarters before a 24-11 charge of Boulazac Basket, which allowed them to win the game. They made 20-of-26 charity shots (76.9 percent) during the game. Nantes was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a quality performance for Cameroonian point guard Saidou Njoya (186-89) who led the winners and scored 17 points and 8 assists (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line). American Amadi McKenzie (201-86) accounted for 17 points and 5 rebounds for the winning side. Naturalized Swiss power forward David Ramseyer (200-87) came up with 21 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) and naturalized American guard David Fergerson (185-78, college: St.Louis) added 10 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists respectively for Nantes in the defeat. Five Boulazac Basket and four Nantes players scored in double figures. Nantes' coach Guillaume Quintard tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Boulazac Basket have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 3-0 record, which they share with Limoges and Fos Ouest. Nantes at the other side dropped to the eighth position with two games lost. They share it with 9 other teams. Boulazac Basket will play against Chalons-Reims (#4) at home in the next round. Nantes will play against Denain Voltaire (#9) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Boulazac: R.Ayers 18+4reb, A.McKenzie 17+5reb+1ast, S.Njoya 17+4reb+8ast, D.Monroe 11+8reb+3ast, F.Adjiwanou 10+9reb+1ast, A.Kerckhof 10+3reb+5ast
Nantes: D.Ramseyer 21+3reb+3ast, A.Charles 17+6reb+2ast, J.Fields 10+7reb+1ast, D.Fergerson 10+7reb+9ast, M.Drame 7+1ast, N.Gayon 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 139454


Chalons-Reims - Bourg 75-70

Visitors were defeated by Chalons-Reims 75-70. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of JL Bourg. The hosts trailed by 6 points after three quarters before their 25-14 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Chalons-Reims forced 23 JL Bourg turnovers. 26 personal fouls committed by JL Bourg helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a great evening for American Chris Daniels (200-82, college: Georgia, agency: Limelight Hoops) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 14 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists. His fellow American import Nate Carter (198-83, college: Oklahoma) helped adding 18 points. The best for the losing side was Gambian forward Moses Sonko (198-83, college: Co.Carolina) with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 14 rebounds and the former international swingman Cedric Ferchaud (195-80) scored 12 points and 5 assists. Four JL Bourg players scored in double figures. JL Bourg's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Chalons-Reims moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated JL Bourg. Chalons-Reims is looking forward to face league's leader Boulazac Basket on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. JL Bourg will play against SPO Rouen and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Chalons-Reims: N.Carter 18+4reb+2ast, C.Daniels 14+14reb+4ast, R.Mels 11+4reb+1ast, E.Plateau 9+7reb, G.Chathuant 9+1reb+1ast, K.Corre 8+2reb
Bourg: M.Sonko 17+14reb, J.Delhomme 12+2reb, C.Ferchaud 12+1reb+5ast, O.Barro 11+6reb, D.Copeland 6+4reb+3ast, A.Tsagarakis 5+3reb+4ast
gschID: 139455


Rouen - Lille 80-93

Lille Metropole (1-2) defeated on the road SPO Rouen (1-2) 93-80 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Lille Metropole. SPO Rouen was better in third quarter 24-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Lille Metropole forced 20 SPO Rouen turnovers. SPO Rouen was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a great evening for American Steve Smith (200-81, college: Iona) who led his team to a victory scoring 22 points and 8 rebounds. His fellow American import swingman Curtis Marshall (196-83, college: Texas Tech, agency: R.H.Consultancy) helped adding 23 points. The best for the losing side was American swingman Jason Siggers (190-85, college: Albany) with 14 points (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line) and power forward Charles-Henri Bronchard (199-82, agency: Court Side) scored 11 points and 7 rebounds. Four Lille Metropole and five SPO Rouen players scored in double figures. Lille Metropole left bottom position moving up to eighth place, which they share with 9 other teams including defeated SPO Rouen. Lille Metropole will face higher ranked Bordeaux (#6) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Lille: C.Marshall 23+4reb, S.Smith 22+8reb+1ast, S.Bradford 18+3reb+1ast, A.Rigaux 13+3reb+3ast, B.Gillet 7+2reb+3ast, J.Sauret 4+5reb+5ast
Rouen: K.Patiejunas 16+3reb, T.Rupert 15+4reb, J.Siggers 14+4reb+3ast, C.Bronchard 11+7reb+1ast, P.Poupet 10+5reb+3ast, L.Chelle 5+1reb+1ast
gschID: 139456


Quimper - Limoges 58-65

The game in Quimper was also quite interesting. Leader Limoges CSP Elite (3-0) played at the court of 8th ranked Quimper UJAP (1-2). Limoges CSP Elite managed to secure a 7-point victory 65-58 on Saturday. The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 26-16. But Quimper UJAP won second period 19-11. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The best player for the winners was American power forward Christophe Massie (206-77, college: Memphis, agency: Court Side) who had a double-double by scoring 11 points and 15 rebounds. The former international guard Joseph Gomis (180-78) chipped in 18 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was Nigerian-British power forward Andrew Lovedale (203-85, college: Davidson) who recorded 15 points and 7 rebounds and Aurelien Salmon (204-87) added 9 points and 6 rebounds respectively. Quimper UJAP's coach let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Limoges CSP Elite have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Fos Ouest and Boulazac. Loser Quimper UJAP keeps the eighth place with two games lost. They share the position with 9 other teams. Limoges CSP Elite will meet Aix-Maurienne (#13) in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Quimper UJAP will play against SO Maritime Boulogne (#15).
Top scorers:
Limoges: J.Gomis 18+7reb+4ast, R.Desroses 14+6reb, C.Massie 11+15reb+3ast, S.Traore 8+6reb+1ast, L.Milbourne 7+1reb, A.Curti 4+4ast
Quimper: A.Lovedale 15+7reb, J.Williams 10+5reb, A.Salmon 9+6reb+2ast, G.Lessort 8+3reb, P.Paelay 6+7reb+2ast, F.Thibedore 5+5reb+3ast
gschID: 139457


Vichy - St Vallier 79-91

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both eighteenth ranked Saint Vallier and bottom-ranked JA Vichy had identical 0-2 record. But JA Vichy was not able to use a home court advantage and was defeated by the opponent from Saint Vallier 91-79 on Saturday night. The game was mostly controlled by Saint Vallier. JA Vichy was better in fourth quarter 24-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded JA Vichy 41-27 including 30 on the defensive glass. Saint Vallier shot the lights out from three sinking 13 long-distance shots on high 54.2 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. It was a great evening for David Denave (195-85) who led his team to a victory scoring 18 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists. Power forward Dramane Diarra (203-80, college: Kansas St.) helped adding 17 points and 6 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). The best for the losing side was American forward Jonte Flowers (196-85, college: Winona St., agency: Warren Sports International) with 17 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and the other American import Alexander Franklin (196-88, college: Siena) scored 16 points and 5 rebounds. Four Saint Vallier and five JA Vichy players scored in double figures. Saint Vallier (1-2) left bottom position moving up to eighth place, which they share with 9 other teams. It was JA Vichy's third loss in a row. They still closes the standings with three games lost. Saint Vallier will face higher ranked Le Portel (#5) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. JA Vichy will play against ALM Evreux (#16) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
St Vallier: D.Denave 18+5reb+8ast, D.Diarra 17+6reb+1ast, S.Barrett 15+2reb+2ast, K.Shiloh 14+6reb+1ast, F.Tortosa 13+5reb+3ast, M.Toti 8+3reb+4ast
Vichy: J.Flowers 17+5reb+4ast, A.Franklin 16+5reb+3ast, W.Aka 13+2reb+5ast, M.Guichard 13+2reb+5ast, D.Curtis 10+7reb+2ast, A.Eito 7+3reb+5ast
gschID: 139458


Le Portel - Denain 84-74

The game in Le Portel was also worth to mention about. 6th ranked Denain Voltaire (1-2) played at the court of eighth ranked Le Portel (2-1). Le Portel defeated Denain Voltaire 84-74. The game was mostly controlled by Le Portel. Denain Voltaire was better in second period 24-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a good game for American point guard Ronnie Taylor (188-81, college: NC-Greensboro, agency: Court Side) who led his team to a victory with 21 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). His fellow American import swingman Chris Davis (195-80, college: N.Texas, agency: Court Side) contributed with 23 points for the winners. American power forward Juwann James (198-87, college: JMU) answered with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds and forward Renaud Brocheray (203-80) added 12 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Denain Voltaire. Five Denain Voltaire players scored in double figures. Le Portel moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Newly promoted Denain Voltaire dropped to the eighth position with two games lost. Le Portel's next round opponent will be Saint Vallier (#14) on the road and are hoping to win another game. Denain Voltaire will play against Nantes (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Le Portel: C.Davis 23+3reb+2ast, R.Taylor 21+9reb+6ast, N.Wyatte 12+6reb+1ast, M.Labeyrie 11, G.Leburgue 6+7reb+2ast, I.Sy 5+5reb+1ast
Denain: J.James 16+10reb+1ast, R.Rossiter 12+4reb, R.Brocheray 12+6reb+1ast, N.Rohnert 11+1reb+3ast, L.Kante 11+6reb+1ast, F.Minet 7+3reb+1ast
gschID: 151882


Antibes - Boulogne 80-71

It was a great evening for American power forward Jeff Allen (201-87, college: Virginia Tech) who led his team to a victory scoring 20 points and 5 rebounds. His fellow American import Cecil Brown (193-83, college: UCSB) helped adding 15 points. Five Olympique Antibes players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was naturalized Portuguese power forward Fernando Raposo Laurencio (206-89) with 23 points (on 11-of-13 shooting from the field) and Martin Le Pellec (198-87) scored 11 points. Olympique Antibes left bottom position moving up to eighth place, which they share with 9 other teams including defeated SO Maritime Boulogne. Olympique Antibes will face league's second-placed Fos Ouest at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Antibes: J.Allen 20+5reb+2ast, C.Brown 15+3reb+1ast, M.Badiane 13+2reb+1ast, L.Bengaber 12+4reb, S.Essart 11+1ast, F.Prenom 6+5reb+1ast
Boulogne: F.Raposo Laurencio 23+3reb+1ast, I.Bankevics 11+1ast, M.Le Pellec 11+3reb, T.Stanley 9+1reb+1ast, C.Rouse 6+4reb, J.Rousselle 4+1reb+1ast
gschID: 139451


Bordeaux - Evreux 76-56

An interesting game took place in Bordeaux where higher ranked ALM Evreux (1-2) was upset on the court of ninth ranked Bordeaux (2-1) 76-56 on Friday. Bordeaux forced 21 ALM Evreux turnovers. It was a great evening for American power forward John Ford (207-78, college: Colorado St.) who led his team to a victory scoring 17 points. His fellow American import guard O'Darien Bassett (187-86, college: Troy, agency: I.D.S. Law) helped adding 12 points. The best for the losing side was American power forward Jeremiah Wood (200-85, agency: Court Side) with 12 points and 8 rebounds and Guillaume Costentin (196-82) scored 9 points and 6 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Bordeaux moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser ALM Evreux dropped to the eighth position with two games lost. Bordeaux will face Lille Metropole (#12) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. ALM Evreux will play against JA Vichy (#19).
Top scorers:
Bordeaux: J.Ford 17+4reb, M.Doubal 12+3reb+1ast, O.Bassett 12+4reb+2ast, B.Diaw 8+4reb+3ast, G.Darrigand 7+4reb+6ast, K.Cunningham 6+3reb
Evreux: J.Wood 12+8reb+3ast, G.Costentin 9+6reb, M.Correa 7+4reb+1ast, S.Ho You Fat 7+5reb, G.Florimont 6+3reb+1ast, L.Konate 5+3reb
gschID: 139452




Standings - ProA
ProA Standings
 1. Chalon 2-0 
 2. Le Mans 2-0 
 3. Nancy 2-0 
 4. Gravelines 1-1 
 5. Paris-Levallois 1-1 
 6. Strasbourg 1-1 
 7. Dijon 1-1 
 8. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 1-1 
 9. ASVEL 1-1 
 10. Cholet 1-1 
 11. Poitiers 1-1 
 12. Le Havre 1-1 
 13. Roanne 1-1 
 14. Hyeres-Toulon 0-2 
 15. Nanterre 0-2 
 16. Orleans 0-2 


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


Standings - N1
NM1 Standings
 1. Charleville 4-0 
 2. Roche 4-0 
 3. Souffel 3-1 
 4. Blois 3-1 
 5. Cognac 3-1 
 6. St Quentin 3-1 
 7. Orchy 2-2 
 8. Chartres 2-2 
 9. Challans 2-2 
 10. Lievin 2-2 
 11. Sorgues 2-2 
 12. Le Puy 2-2 
 13. Clermont 1-3 
 14. Brest 1-3 
 15. Angers BC 49 1-3 
 16. Rueil 1-3 
 17. CFBB 0-4 
 18. Montbrison 0-4 


Stats Leaders - ProA
Points Per Game
 Rick HUGHES
  Hyeres-T.
  (204-C/F-73)
  Avg: 26
 1. Hughes, Hyeres-T.26.0 
 2. Gipson, Pau-Lacq.21.5 
 3. Chatfield, Paris-.21.5 
 4. Parker, AS.21.0 
 5. Rochestie, Le Mans20.5 
 6. Cox, Le Havre20.0 
 7. Fein, Hyeres-Toulon18.0 
 8. Anderson, Stras.18.0 
 9. Covile, Nanterre17.0 
 10. Causeur, Cholet16.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Akinlolu AKINGBALA
  Nancy
  (208-F-83)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Akingbala, Nancy11.5 
 2. Hamilton, Paris-.9.5 
 3. Aminu, Chalon9.5 
 4. Thompson, AS.9.0 
 5. Hughes, Hyeres-T.9.0 
 6. Covile, Nanterre8.5 
 7. Elonu, Pau-Lacq.8.5 
 8. Allen, Strasbourg8.5 
 9. Jackson, Roanne8.0 
 10. Harper, Strasbourg8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Andrew ALBICY
  Gravelines
  (178-G-90)
  Avg: 7
 1. Albicy, Gravelines7.0 
 2. Rochestie, Le Mans7.0 
 3. Linehan, Nancy6.5 
 4. Parker, AS.6.0 
 5. Meacham, Paris-.6.0 
 6. Schilb, Chalon6.0 
 7. Pellin, Orleans5.5 
 8. Dixon, Dijon5.0 
 9. Parsons, Cholet5.0 
 10. Delaney, Chalon5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Chandler PARSONS
  Cholet
  (205-F-88)
  Avg: 3
 1. Parsons, Cholet3.0 
 2. Riley, Nanterre3.0 
 3. Goss, AS.3.0 
 4. Gipson, Pau-Lacq.2.5 
 5. Williams, Paris-.2.5 
 6. Fournier, Poitiers2.5 
 7. Kahudi, Le Mans2.5 
 8. Batum, Nancy2.5 
 9. Jomby, Gravelines2.0 
 10. Miller, Poitiers2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Dounia ISSA
  Gravelines
  (198-F-81)
  Avg: 3
 1. Issa, Gravelines3.0 
 2. Vaty, Gravelines1.5 
 3. Nichols, Cholet1.5 
 4. Akingbala, Nancy1.5 
 5. Jenkins, Le Havre1.0 
 6. Lewin, Dijon1.0 
 7. Sy, Orleans1.0 
 8. Guillard, Poitiers1.0 
 9. Holland, Roanne1.0 
 10. Paschal, Le Havre1.0 


Stats Leaders - ProB
Points Per Game
 Ousmane BARRO
  Bourg
  (207-C-84)
  Avg: 20
 1. Barro, Bourg20.0 
 2. McKenzie, Boulazac19.3 
 3. Davis, Le Portel18.7 
 4. Clark, Fos Ouest18.7 
 5. Denave, St Vallier18.7 
 6. Taylor, Le Portel17.7 
 7. James, Denain17.7 
 8. Franklin, Vichy17.7 
 9. Smith, Lille17.3 
 10. Siggers, Rouen17.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Christophe MASSIE
  Limoges
  (206-C/F-77)
  Avg: 14.3
 1. Massie, Limoges14.3 
 2. Daniels, Chalons-.11.0 
 3. Prowell, St Vallier10.0 
 4. Wood, Evreux9.7 
 5. James, Denain9.0 
 6. Disy, St Vallier9.0 
 7. Rossiter, Denain8.3 
 8. Monroe, Boulazac8.3 
 9. Gay, Fos Ouest8.0 
 10. Barro, Bourg8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Donald COPELAND
  Bourg
  (177-PG-84)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Copeland, Bourg8.7 
 2. Njoya, Boulazac6.0 
 3. Fergerson, Nantes6.0 
 4. Denave, St Vallier6.0 
 5. Taylor, Le Portel5.7 
 6. Choquet, Fos Ouest5.3 
 7. Darrigand, Bordeaux5.3 
 8. Poupet, Rouen5.3 
 9. Ferchaud, Bourg5.0 
 10. Darnauzan, Mauri.4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Armand CHARLES
  Nantes
  (193-SF-83)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Charles, Nantes3.3 
 2. Milbourne, Limoges3.0 
 3. Eito, Vichy3.0 
 4. Flowers, Vichy2.7 
 5. Driss, Bordeaux2.3 
 6. Fergerson, Nantes2.3 
 7. Njoya, Boulazac2.3 
 8. James, Denain2.0 
 9. Rowland, Evreux2.0 
 10. Denave, St Vallier2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Sherman GAY
  Fos Ouest
  (201-PF-82)
  Avg: 3
 1. Gay, Fos Ouest3.0 
 2. Massie, Limoges2.0 
 3. Daniels, Chalons-.1.7 
 4. Ford, Bordeaux1.7 
 5. Badiane, Antibes1.7 
 6. Barro, Bourg1.7 
 7. Prowell, St Vallier1.5 
 8. Barrett, St Vallier1.3 
 9. Dunn, Rouen1.3 
 10. Charles, Nantes1.3 


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  GEORGIA   


Kutaisi Won Dadianis Tournament - by Darbaiseli
Kutaisi beated MIA in the final match 93:75. Tsekvava from Kutaisi scored 28 points and won title MVP of tournament.
Kutaisi: Pashaev (10 points, 7 assists), Babunashvili (12 p), Didia (12p, 9 rebounds), Matiashvili (17 p)
MIA: Londaridze (14 reb), Tsivtsivadze (10p), Dvalishvili (12 p, 13 reb), Lreps (34 p, 11 reb)
All matches

TSU vs. GTU 74:62
TSSU vs. Rustavi 89:76
MIA vs. Dinamo 88:61
TSU vs. Dinamo 90:80
Kutaisi vs. Rustavi 75:63
MIA vs GTU 100:74
GTU vs. Dinamo 93:80
Kutaisi vs. TSSU 71:61

Levan Tsekvava (190-G-89)


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  GERMANY   


Michael kool Aid Juice Thompson Ready For His Second Professional Game Battle Against The Telekom Baskets Bonn - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Michael Thompson (177-PG-89, college: Northwestern) couldnt have been involved in a more exciting and picture perfect script 72 hours ago as he witnessed a Justin Gray buzzer beater to help the Fraport Skyliners escape the jaws of the s. Oliver Baskets Wurzburg in his first professional game in Germany 80-78. Thompson had come late to the team at a training camp session in Treviso Italy, but quickly got integrated into the team, played some solid exhibition games, but then got inured shortly before the start of the season. He sat out the first loss against the EWE Baskets Oldenburg and the dramatic first win of the season on the road in Tubingen 'It was tough having to sit and watch NCAA rookies like Duggins and Nash playing. I would have loved to have played, but all I could do was be a cheerleader and help support my team from the bench', added Michael Thompson (177-PG-89, college: Northwestern). He finally got the green light from the team to make his professional debut against Wurzburg.

Against the s. Oliver Baskets Wurzburg, Thompson came into the game and knocked down his second shot of the game and played a very solid game for his first try in the Beko BBL. Thompson finished with six points, four assists, one rebound, two turnovers and 2/6 shooting. He quickly showed that he can run an offense and give a Gray a rest something he had less in the first two games. 'Thompson makes our team deeper. He can give Gray a breather and exactly that rest might have given him the extra power at the end to have made the buzzer beater', stressed Skyliner captain Marius Nolte (206-C-81, agency: Limelight Hoops). Thompson hit some big shots, made nice plays and even showed his crisp kick out passes ala Pascal Roller (180-G-76) style finding Jimmy McKinney (192-G-83, agency: Strategic Sports, college: Missouri) in the corner for an open three pointer. 'I felt good in my first game. I thought that I played solid, but I can play better. I need to have less turnovers and get my team into the offensive sets quicker. I will continue to work on that in practice. a point guard has to know where his players always are', warned Michael Thompson (177-PG-89, college: Northwestern).

Thompson enters his second professional game against the red hot Telekom baskets Bonn who are seeking their fourth win in a row, while the Fraport skyliners are searching for their third win in a row. The Fraport Skyliners already beat The Telekom Baskets Bonn earlier in preseason at the Martim cup and want to continue to have their number. 'It wasnt one of my better games in Bonn, but we won which was most important', stresses Michael Thompson (177-PG-89, college: Northwestern). With Bonn, Thompson will play against top point guard Jared Jordan (188-PG-84, college: Marist) who was an NBA draft pick of the Los Angeles Clippers in 2007 and led the NCAA with assists in 2006 and 2007 almost averaging 9 a game. Thompson knows it will take an excellent effort by his team to come out victorious. 'Bonn is very versatile can get the ball inside and have good shooters. We will have to have quick feet and not let them get inside. We have to execute well on defense, rebound better and just play our style', warned Michael Thompson (177-PG-89, college: Northwestern).


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


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  GREECE   


A2: Week 3 - Results and Scorers - by Chris Mammides
After three weeks only two teams remain unbeaten, Apollon Patras and Ikaroi Serron as the third of the company Panerythraikos suffered its first loss. The reuslts and the analysis of each game as follows:

AEK Athens - Panelefsiniakos 66-67
An amazing derby took place in Zofria the home court of AEK Athens which suffered its first home defeat this season against a very solid team such as Panelefsiniakos. Fotis Vasilopoulos (187-G-86) tried his best but his 19 points, 4 assists and 8 rebounds were not enough for his team. The newcomer Despos was very good in his first presentation as an AEK player
Quarters: 10-18, 37-27, 49-48, 66-67.
Top scorers:
AEK: Fotis Vasilopoulos 19, Despos 13, Mantzaris 10, Sklavos 12.
Panelefsiniakos: Magkounis 11, Nikos Voulgaris (193-G-78) 15

AEK Argous - Apollon Patras 55-82
No problem for the top seated team of Coach Vetoulas Apollon Patras against the last seated and among the top favorite teams for relegation AEK Argous, the nearly 30 points difference was so fair as the two teams have a difference of as big as nearly two divisions Top scorer and performer was Stavros Daniil (201-F-76) with his 14 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals.
Quarters: 10-19, 22-42, 39-59, 55-82.
Top Scorers:
AEK Argous : Dimitris Papantoniou (190-G-83) 17, Vavatsikos 10
Apollon Patron: Virijevic 11, Petropoulos 17, Stavros Daniil 14

Pierikos Arhelaos - Ikaroi Serron 80-93
Ikaroi Serron is among the top teams of the league this season and after the first three weeks are top seated with an absolute record of 3-0 and together with Apollon PAtras seems that they will be there until the very end. Tonight, they easily beat Pierikos Arhelaos and they succeeded a road win which kept them unbeaten. Kostas Totsios (191-G-78) was the second best player of the week as his 27 points, 4 rebounds and 2 steals brought him to the 2nd best place of the week but to the first position in the top scorers as with his 27 points he reached the 67 points in three games 22.3 per game and six points more than Argiropoulos (who played just a few minutes in the easy win over Argos) and Aristides Koronidis (188-G-82), both of them are scoring 20.3 points per game.
Quarters: 21-21, 37-45, 52-65, 80-93.
Top Scorers:
Pierikos Arhelaos: Pehlivanis 11, Sotiris Bourdanos (187-G-86) 22, Martzos 16, Marmarinos 15.
Ikaroi Serron: Mourtos 12, Kostas Totsios 27, Kamperidis 19, Simeonidis 16, Margaritis 14

Ermis Lagkada - Amyntas Dafnis 79-69


Savvas Iliadis (192-G-79) was the man of the match and the reason why the team of Lagkadas won the game. The ex Iraklis player scored 23 points dashed down 7 rebounds, stole the ball three tiems while he had also 2 assists in the most productive game of this season for the experienced player.
Quarters: 18-20, 41-33, 18-53, 79-69.
Top Scorers:
Ermis Lagkada: Onasoglou 12, Savvas Iliadis 23, Anagnostopoulos 13, Nisiotis 10
Amyntas Dafnis: Lolas 14, Giorgos Sourlis (190-G-85) 14, Tsougarakis 13.

Pagrati - Panerythraikos 77-68
At last!! A victory for Bogonikolos and Kalatzis team! The home team of Pagrati beat Panerythraikos who was unbeaten before this game and succeeded its very first win this season. Six players from Pagrati had a double figure while Sotiris Katoufas (206-F-79) in his best game this season with the jersey of his new team Panerythraikos was not good enough to help his team avoiding the first loss of the season.
Quarters: 19-17, 45-30, 62-45, 77-68.
Top Scorers:
Pagrati: Bracey 12, Raptis 11, Giannis Dimakos (194-G-94) 15, Koutroulias 15, Koutroulias 13, Veskoukis 13.
Panerythraikos: Straganiotis 12, Maheras 11, Sotiris Katoufas 20

Lavrio - Arkadikos 77-73
Another derby for the home team of Coach Serelsi which needed the overtime to win the team of Arkadikos and an amazing Giannis Kakiouzis (205-F-78) who scored 20 points and dashed down 11 rebounds, in his best game this season and so far, at the same time and from a close distance was the usual suspect Dionysios Giannakopoulos (195-G/F-82) who scored 14 points but he dashed down 8 rebounds three of which were offensive and also had 6 assists. On the other hand the Andronikos Gizogiannis (200-F/C-83) brothers tried their best but they were quite alone as the only other players with double figures were Ifantis and Pappas.
Quarters: 12 21, 32 33, 44 52, 61 61 (OT) 77-73
Lavrio: Giannis Kakiouzis 20, Kounas 12, Dionysios Giannakopoulos 14, Perrakis 12
Arkadikos: Pappas 11, Yfantis 13, Sokratis Andronikos 10, Andronikos Gizogiannis 15

Doxa Lefkadas- Nea Kifisia 85-79
Coach Vournas team succeeded to win the derby against Nea Kifisia with Petas being the man of the match while Filippos Moschovitis (190-G-78) tried his best for his team but it was too late for Kifisia who saw not really big help from Nikitakis.
Quarters: 21-19, 44-38, 59-62, 85-79.
Doxa Lefkadas: Skoufis 11, Nikos Pettas (195-G-81) 22, Pekovic 13, Limparis 13
Nea Kifisia: Filippos Moschovitis 21, Menoudakos 17, Koukounias 18

OFI - Ermis Perama 83-84
A great derby took place in gentikoule the OFIs homer court where the home team defeated in the last 4 seconds from the charity line by the top performer of the team and of the week Cyprus international Aristides Aristides Koronidis who scored 28 points with six three pointers, 9 wining fouls, 4 rebounds and 2 assists was the player who changed the momentum of the game 4 seconds before the end and gave the victory to his team. The American Darrel Lewis (192-G-76, college: Lincoln, MO) was the best player of his team but his 23 points and 6 rebounds were not enough for his team
Quarters:13-24, 40-50, 66-67 and 83-84
Top Scorers:
OFI: Bardas 15, Darrel Lewis 23, Katiakos 18, Panagakis 12
Ermis Perama: Aristides Koronidis 28, Skoutaris 18, Tsarouhas 11.




Stats Leaders - A2
Points Per Game
 Nikos ARGYROPOYLOS
  Apollo.
  (188-G-78)
  Avg: 26.5
 1. Argyropoylos, Apol.26.5 
 2. Totsios, Ikaroi S.22.3 
 3. Koronidis, Perama20.3 
 4. Pettas, Doxa L.20.0 
 5. Lewis, OFI20.0 
 6. Kaberidis, Ikaroi19.0 
 7. Giannakopoul., Lav.17.7 
 8. Katiakos, OFI17.3 
 9. Stevovic, AE.16.5 
 10. Bracey, Pagrati15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Sotiris KATOUFAS
  Panery.
  (206-F-79)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Katoufas, Panery.8.3 
 2. Lolas, Amyntas8.3 
 3. Sioutis, Nea Kifis.7.7 
 4. Macheras, Panery.7.7 
 5. Bracey, Pagrati7.3 
 6. Kakiouzis, Lavrio7.0 
 7. Vagenas, Doxa L.7.0 
 8. Daniil, Apollon7.0 
 9. Siamandouras, AEK7.0 
 10. Veskoukis, Pagrati6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Nikos MAKRIS
  Pagrati
  (188-G-79)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Makris, Pagrati7.3 
 2. Zoupas, Amyntas7.0 
 3. Panagakis, OFI6.0 
 4. Kaberidis, Ikaroi5.3 
 5. Moschovitis, Nea K.4.7 
 6. Giannakopoul., Lav.4.7 
 7. Nikou, Panelefs.4.5 
 8. Argyropoylos, Apol.4.5 
 9. Papadakis, Arkad.4.3 
 10. Koronidis, Perama4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Fotis VASILOPOULOS
  AEK
  (187-G-86)
  Avg: 3
 1. Vasilopoulos, AEK3.0 
 2. Iliadis, Ermis L.3.0 
 3. Papantoniou, AEK/.3.0 
 4. Totsios, Ikaroi S.2.7 
 5. Giannakopoul., Lav.2.3 
 6. Mourtos, Ikaroi S.2.0 
 7. Margaritis, Ikaroi2.0 
 8. Nikou, Panelefs.2.0 
 9. Tsiotras, Arkadikos1.7 
 10. Bourdanos, Periko.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Nikos LIBARIS-PSOMAS
  Doxa L.
  (210-C-84)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Libaris-P., Doxa L.1.7 
 2. Petrodimopou., Nea1.0 
 3. Giannoulakos, Pane.1.0 
 4. Kakiouzis, Lavrio1.0 
 5. Giannakopoul., Lav.1.0 
 6. Koutroulias, Pagra.1.0 
 7. Michalopoulo., Nea0.7 
 8. Simeonidis, Ikaroi0.7 
 9. Toutziarakis, OFI0.7 
 10. Margaritis, Ikaro.0.7 


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


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Standings - Eredivisie
Eredivisie Standings
 1. Groningen 3-1 
 2. Nijmegen 2-1 
 3. Den Bosch 1-0 
 4. Leiden 1-1 
 5. Leeuwarden 1-1 
 6. Zwolle 1-1 
 7. Rotterdam 0-2 
 8. Weert 0-2 


Stats Leaders - Eredivisie
Points Per Game
 Lance JETER
  Leeuwarden
  (190-G-)
  Avg: 25.5
 1. Jeter, Leeuwarden25.5 
 2. Anderson, Weert24.5 
 3. Turner, Den Bosch22.0 
 4. Wells, Zwolle20.0 
 5. Kennedy, Leiden19.0 
 6. Acker, Nijmegen18.0 
 7. Boxley, Leiden17.0 
 8. Wesby, Groningen15.3 
 9. Jones, Rotterdam14.5 
 10. Akerboom, Den B.14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Yamene COLEMAN
  Weert
  (206-C-86)
  Avg: 11
 1. Coleman, Weert11.0 
 2. Robinson, Zwolle9.0 
 3. Wesley, Den Bosch9.0 
 4. Jones, Rotterdam8.5 
 5. Bekkering, Nijme.7.3 
 6. Turner, Den Bosch7.0 
 7. Kennedy, Leiden7.0 
 8. van Kempen, Weert7.0 
 9. Chitwood, Leeuw.7.0 
 10. Bell, Groningen6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Robbie HARMAN
  Weert
  (185-G-88)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Harman, Weert5.5 
 2. Turner, Den Bosch5.0 
 3. Anderson, Weert4.5 
 4. Jeter, Leeuwarden4.0 
 5. Bell, Groningen4.0 
 6. Mladenovic, Rotte.4.0 
 7. Acker, Nijmegen3.7 
 8. Wesley, Den Bosch3.0 
 9. Jansen, Den Bosch3.0 
 10. van Kempen, Weert3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Damon HUFFMAN
  Zwolle
  (187-G-85)
  Avg: 4
 1. Huffman, Zwolle4.0 
 2. Kherrazi, Leiden3.0 
 3. Hulzebos, Zwolle2.5 
 4. Harman, Weert2.5 
 5. Adako, Leeuwarden2.0 
 6. Wesley, Den Bosch2.0 
 7. Kennedy, Leiden2.0 
 8. de Randamie, Groni.1.8 
 9. Wesby, Groningen1.8 
 10. Shepherd, Leiden1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Albert JACKSON
  Rotterdam
  (211-F/C-88)
  Avg: 2
 1. Jackson, Rotterdam2.0 
 2. Wyatt, Groningen1.8 
 3. Bekkering, Nijme.1.7 
 4. Minter, Weert1.5 
 5. Wessels, Den Bosch1.0 
 6. Aarts, Nijmegen1.0 
 7. Maddox, Zwolle0.5 
 8. Zondervan, Zwolle0.5 
 9. Poels, Leeuwarden0.5 
 10. Williams, Rotterd.0.5 


Results Dutch Basketball League: Landstede Basketball Topples Gas Terra Flames - by Sanders Jackson

On Thursday night in the Martiniplaza, Landstede Basketball gets its 1st win of the season and the signature win it needed, with strong defense the key, keeping the Flames on the struggling sid eat this point of the season, with the guests stealing a road win en route to winnin g64-57. The team of head coach Herman van der Belt kept the Martiniplaza silent for most of the game, with a strong 2nd quarter heling stake them to a 40-31 halftime lead. In the 2nd half Landstede's defense held the fort, forcing the Flames to 44.2% FG and 20 turnovers. Gas Terra Flames were never through the strong Landstede defense never able to get runs or become in sync with each other. Cameron Wells (185-G-88, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Citadel) had a strong game, leading all scorers with 19 pts. David Bell (186-G-81, agency: Impact Basketball) led the Flames with 17 pts., but was a non-factor in the 2nd half. Landstede improves to 1-1, while the Flames fall to 2-1 and have to work to get themselves on the ball.

On Wednesday night in Wijchen, Magixx Kidsright kept Rotterdam Basketball College winless with their strong 3rd quarter performance, averted a Rotterdam comeback and in the end winning by the score of 81-72. Magixx moved the ball crisply and were able to get to the favorite spots with the ball on penetrations from
Maurice Acker (173-PG-87, agency: Edge Sports, college: Marquette), setting up his teammates for three-pointers, staking Magixx to a 57-43 lead. The Rotterdammers did manage to get to within four at 60-56 at the end of the 3rd quarter and were within striking distance to within three points in crunch time. But the guests could not hit perimeter shots to get over the hump (only 3 of 14 total from the three-point line) but the home team had the depth advantage in the end. Acker en Henry Bekkering (198-F-85, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement, college: E.Washington) led Magixx with 17 pts. each.




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  HUNGARY   


JKSE won the first game of the season - by Tamas Deri
In the 2nd round of the hungarian regular season, the newcomer of the league JKSE had a great 91:72 win in Kaposvar. American big man Jonathan Jones (211-C-79, agency: TSS Management) was the player of the game scoring 28 points (12/18 2pts, 4/6 FT's), grabbing 12 rebounds, collecting 5 received fouls, 2 blocks and 2 assists. American guard, LeRoy Dawson (188-G-81, agency: TSS Management, college: S.Nazarene) had also a great game helping his team with 21 points (6/10 2pts, 1/5 3pts, 6/7 FT's), 6 assists, 6 rebounds, 4 received fouls and 2 steals in 33 minutes. The other american guard Jibril Hodges (188-G-84, college: Long Beach St.) scored 13 points and had also 6 rebounds. Hungarian center, Balint Horti (206-F/C-89, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) had an amazing game helping his team with 24 points and 7 rebounds in 34 minutes on the court.
The home team was also lead by the imports, Andrew Keister (205-F, agency: Interperformances, college: Holy Cross) and also Nik Raivio (194-G-86, agency: Priority Sports, college: Portland) had a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Playmaker Josh Wilson (188-PG-87, agency: Hightower Law Firm, college: N.Arizona) finished the game with 14 points and 3 assists, hungarian big man Jozsef Lekli (206-F/C-87) helped his team with 13 points and 6 rebounds.


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  ICELAND   


Iceland Express league first round - by Siggi Hjorleifsson
Iceland Express league started last thursday and friday. The two new teams in the league Valur & Thor came up short in their, Thor though close to get a win against last years double winner KR but Valur was crushed by Njardvik
Results.
Fjolnir 101 IR 109. No defense at all in this game. Arni Ragnarson23. Na-than Walkup 19 & 14 boards. Jon Sverrisson 17. Calvin O'Neil 16 & 10 assist for Fjolnir
For IR as usual Nemanja Sovic 32. Jimmy Bartelotta25 Kristinn Jonasson 19

KR 90 Thor 84. Close game till the last minute.Ed Horton 24 David Tairu 21 for KR. Darrin Gowens 28 Mike Ringold 21.+

Grindavik 86 Keflavik 80 After good start from Keflavik Grindavik took the lead and control the game till the end.
Scorers for Grindavik. Giordan Watson23. Pall Vilbergsson 16. For Keflavik. Jarryd Cole 29. Magnus Gunnarsson 28

Tindastoll 91 Stjarnan 105. Maurice Miller arrived at game day but still did best for Tindastoll with 22 points. Svavar Birgison added 20. For Stjarnan Fannar Helgason (202-F/C-84) 26 Justin Shouse 24 Keith Cothran & Gudjon Larusson 18 each.

Valur 63 Njardvik 92. Terrible start for Valur after 7 years in D-1. Only one player did show up during the game Igor Tratnik had a good game with 22 points and 9 rebs for Valur
Njardvik could rest their starters a lot and nobody played more than 25 minutes and all except one of their players did score. Hjortur Einarsson 18 Travis Holmes 16.

Haukar 89 Snaefell 93. Haukar throw this game away in last minutes of the game when Snaefell went to zone defense after been leading the whole game.
Scoirers for Haukar Jovanni Shuler 20 Orn Sigurdarson 18. For Snaefell Brandon Cotton 33 Quincy Hankins-Cole 17




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  IRAN   


Samaki Walker in Iran - by Mohammad Amin Maghsoodlou
Ex-NBA star Samaki Walker (206-F/C-76, college: Louisville) will continue his caraer in Iran . 35 years old American big man signed contract with Zanjan team .Zanjan team stood at 2th place last year in Div.1 and advanced to Super league.
Samaki Walker spend last year in Syria with Jalaa team were he won the Syrian league.
some agents trying to cancel his contracts but team managment confirmed his contract.
Zanjan team alos signed Mohammad Zareei (F-88).

Samaki Walker recent Awards/Achievements :
Russian A Superleague Semifinals -06
Russian Cup Semifinals -06
Syrian League Champion -08, 11
Asia-Basket.com All-Syrian League Center of the Year -11
Asia-Basket.com All-Syrian League Import of the Year -11
Asia-Basket.com All-Syrian League 1st Team -11
Asia-Basket.com Syrian League All-Imports Team -11
Asia-Basket.com Syrian League All-Defensive Team -11
WABA Club Championships -11 (Finalist)
Syrian League Regular Season Champion -11


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  IRELAND   


Standings - EBS Superleague
SuperLeague Standings
North Conference
 1. DCU Saints 3-0 
 2. 11890 Killester 2-0 
 3. Belfast Star 0-2 
 4. UCD Marian 0-2 
South Conference
 1. B.Gais Neptune 3-0 
 2. UL Eagles 1-1 
 3. UCC Demons 1-2 
 4. Moycullen 0-3 


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  ITALY   


Bennet Cantu and Artsiom Parakhouski parts ways - by Eurobasket News
Artsiom Parakhouski (211-C-87, college: Radford) is no longer a member of Bennet Cantu. Two sides agreed to part ways today, Cantu announced on the official web site. Parakhouski joined the club during the summer, but never made debut. Artsiom Parakhouski was Eurobasket.com All-Baltic League Player of the Year last season. He helped VEF Riga to reach the Finals in this competition. He had 15.2 ppg, 5.7 rpg and 1.1 apg for 25 games. Parakhouski also added 10.3 ppg and 4.4 rpg for 12 games in Latvian league. VEF Riga won the title. Artsiom Parakhouski is a product of Radford University, where he graduated a year ago. He transferred to Radford from College of Southern Idaho in 2008.

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  JAPAN   


BJ League Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Michael PARKER
  Shimane SM
  (202-F-81)
  Avg: 29
 1. Parker, Shimane SM29.0 
 2. Palmer, Fukuoka28.0 
 3. Gardener, Akita NH26.0 
 4. Taylor, Akita NH25.0 
 5. Namizato, Okina.24.0 
 6. Okosa, Okinawa GK23.0 
 7. White, Oita H.23.0 
 8. Flowers, Saitama22.0 
 9. Hargrow, Chiba J.22.0 
 10. Dixon, Fukuoka Ri.22.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Wendell WHITE
  Oita H.
  (198-G-84)
  Avg: 14
 1. White, Oita H.14.0 
 2. Ocitti, Akita NH14.0 
 3. Holm, Niigata Albi.12.7 
 4. Washington, Osaka12.0 
 5. Parker, Shimane SM12.0 
 6. Moliva, Chiba Jets12.0 
 7. Roberts, Shins.11.5 
 8. Dora, Miyazaki SS11.0 
 9. Rickert, Kyoto H.11.0 
 10. Staten, Chiba Je.11.0 
Assists Per Game
 Edward YAMAMOTO
  Shima.
  (173-PG-86)
  Avg: 11
 1. Yamamoto, Shima.11.0 
 2. Namizato, Okina.9.0 
 3. Gardener, Akita NH8.0 
 4. Takada, Osaka E.6.0 
 5. Satterfield, Saita.6.0 
 6. Hargrow, Chiba J.6.0 
 7. Saito, Shinshu BW6.0 
 8. McHenry, Okina.6.0 
 9. Murry, Niigata5.3 
 10. Joho, Toyama G.5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Reggie OKOSA
  Okinawa GK
  (208-F/C-80)
  Avg: 5
 1. Okosa, Okinawa GK5.0 
 2. Cummings, Oita H.4.0 
 3. Nakanishi, Fukuok.4.0 
 4. Staten, Chiba Jets4.0 
 5. Humphrey, Saitama3.0 
 6. Mito, Toyama G.3.0 
 7. Nobihura, Akita NH3.0 
 8. Flowers, Saitama3.0 
 9. Yokoo, Shimane SM3.0 
 10. Parker, Shimane SM3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Zack ATKINSON
  Oita H.
  (206-C-86)
  Avg: 4
 1. Atkinson, Oita H.4.0 
 2. Singleton, Sendai4.0 
 3. Brown, Toyama G.3.0 
 4. Marshall, Osaka E.3.0 
 5. Hughes, Shinshu BW3.0 
 6. Ashby, Shiga L.3.0 
 7. Davis, Shimane SM3.0 
 8. Dukes, Sendai 89e.2.5 
 9. Harper, Toyama G.2.0 
 10. Blackledge, Osaka2.0 


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


Stats Leaders - JBL Superleague
Points Per Game
 Takuya KAWAMURA
  Tochigi .
  (193-G-86)
  Avg: 20.7
 1. Kawamura, Tochigi20.7 
 2. Orimo, Hokkaido L.20.0 
 3. Hale, Mitsubis.19.0 
 4. Takeuchi, Hitac.16.5 
 5. Igarashi, Mitsubis.16.0 
 6. Sakuragi, Aishin SH15.5 
 7. Gibbs, Toyota A.14.5 
 8. Custis, Panasoni.14.0 
 9. Nishimura, Hitac.13.5 
 10. Ricci, Toyota Alv.13.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 J.R. SAKURAGI
  Aishin SH
  (206-F/C-76)
  Avg: 13.5
 1. Sakuragi, Aishin SH13.5 
 2. Hale, Mitsubis.10.0 
 3. Takeuchi, Hitac.9.8 
 4. Moss, Toshiba BT9.3 
 5. Takeuchi, Toyota8.5 
 6. Gibbs, Toyota A.8.5 
 7. Diouf, Hokkaido L.8.0 
 8. Allen, Mitsubis.8.0 
 9. Maraker, Hitac.7.8 
 10. Ricci, Toyota Alv.7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Hiroyuki KINOSHITA
  Panasoni.
  (178-PG-80)
  Avg: 7
 1. Kinoshita, Panason.7.0 
 2. Igarashi, Mitsubis.5.0 
 3. Lewis, Hokkaido L.5.0 
 4. Kashiwakura, Hitac.4.8 
 5. Nishimura, Hitac.3.3 
 6. Asayama, Aishin SH3.0 
 7. Kashiwagi, Aishin3.0 
 8. Newton, Tochigi3.0 
 9. Kawamura, Tochigi2.7 
 10. Abe, Hokkaido L.2.5 
Steals Per Game
 Kei IGARASHI
  Mitsubis.
  (180-G-80)
  Avg: 2
 1. Igarashi, Mitsubis.2.0 
 2. Kashiwagi, Aishin2.0 
 3. Sato, Hitachi SR2.0 
 4. Tashiro, Mitsubis.2.0 
 5. Newton, Tochigi2.0 
 6. Tabuse, Tochigi1.7 
 7. Kawamura, Tochigi1.7 
 8. Kobayashi, Hitac.1.5 
 9. Nishimura, Hitac.1.5 
 10. Hirose, Panasoni.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Anthony RICHARDSON
  Aishin S.
  (201-F-83)
  Avg: 2
 1. Richardson, Aishin2.0 
 2. Takeuchi, Hitac.1.8 
 3. Klette, Hokkaido L.1.5 
 4. Young, Aishin SH1.5 
 5. Ricci, Toyota Alva.1.5 
 6. Aono, Panasonic T.1.5 
 7. Diouf, Hokkaido L.1.5 
 8. Takeuchi, Toyota1.0 
 9. Furukawa, Aishin S.1.0 
 10. Hinkley, Tochigi1.0 


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


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Bambi cant play because of club finances! - by Dren Shporta
The president of Mitrovican club, Bambi, Igor Dasic (192-G-89, agency: 011 Sports), made an official notification to the Basketball Federation of Kosovo (FBK) that the club can not take part in this season of BKT Superliga because a hard financial situation on the club.

In an announcement for Koha Ditore daily, Dasic said that this year the Superliga is better and more competitive than last year but cant be the same one without Bambi, because they bring freshness to the league rivalry.

Even if Bambi notified the FBK that they cant take part this season, the FBK officials said that they will be on the game schedule for two rounds, because the regulations say that if a team doesnt play in two league games during the season, they will be removed from the BKT Superliga.

Bambi had to play today at 14:00 in Bardhosh against Kolegji Univers. Kolegji Univers will take this game officially with 20:0 and will register first two points in 2011/12 BKT Superliga.



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  KUWAIT   


Kuwait destroy Oman in Bahrain - by Eurobasket News
Kuwait destroy Oman in Bahrain at the Men's Team Qualifying Round in GCC Games. The team celebrated the initial victory after 97:57 win. They opened the game with 28-9 and added 19-8 in the second frame. Both teams nailed 19 points in the third quarter, while Kuwait added 31-21 in the last stanza.


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  LIGA SUDAMERICANA   


Standings
Liga Sudamericana Standings
Group A
 1. Obras 3-0 
 2. Pinheiros/Sky 2-1 
 3. Bigua 1-2 
 4. Orgullo Paisa 0-3 
Group B
 1. BRB/Brasilia 2-0 
 2. Malvin 2-0 
 3. Amistad 0-2 
 4. Cent.Apure 0-2 
Group C
 1. Atenas 0-0 
 2. Flamengo 0-0 
 3. UTE 0-0 


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  MEXICO   


Hickerson joins Pioneros in Mexico - by Kristian Santiago
LNBP-veteranan All-Star LeRoy Hickerson (196-G-82, college: Cumberlands) is back from a knee-injury and joined back Pioneros de Quintana Roo-Cancun last week. To make room for him, the Pioneros waived Rammel Allen (210-C-79, college: Bridgeport) and also Mexican-American Romel Beck (203-G/F-82, agency: Interperformances, college: UNLV) disappeared and has last being seen in the game against Mexicali and is every since nowhere to be found by the Pioneros who reportedly let him go then as well.

LNBP Round 15: Halcones Rojos keep a leadership position - by Eurobasket News
The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Halcones Rojos as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Halcones Rojos smashed 3rd placed Toros in Veracruz 86-67. The game was mostly controlled by Halcones Rojos. Toros managed to win fourth quarter 26-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a great shooting night for Halcones Rojos especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.6 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Toros' players. The best player for the winners was Puerto Rican swingman David Cortes (190-81) who scored 24 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. Venezuelan point guard Gregory Vargas (182-86) chipped in 8 points and 10 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was international point guard Brody Angley (180-86, college: Santa Clara, agency: JEMsports) who recorded 12 points and 7 rebounds. Halcones Rojos (12-2) have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Toros at the other side dropped to the fourth place with five games lost. Toros will play next round against Halcones UV Xalapa trying to get back on the winning streak. Halcones Rojos will try to continue on its current victory against second ranked Fuerza Regia in Monterrey.
Bottom-ranked Volcanes (0-15) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 86-78 loss to third ranked Barreteros (10-4) in Toluca. It was a good game for Jamaican forward Mugabe Thomas (193-80, college: Cedarville) who led his team to a victory with 25 points and 6 rebounds. James Reaves contributed with 20 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Barreteros' coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Guard Carlos M. Toussaint (190-91) answered with 34 points (!!!) and 5 rebounds for Volcanes. Barreteros maintains third place with 10-4 record having just two points less than leader Halc.Rojos. Volcanes lost their fifteenth game in a row. They still closes the standings with 15 games lost. Barreteros will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Volcanes will play again at home against Barreteros (#3) in Zacatecas and hope to get finally their first victory.
Bottom-ranked Volcanes (0-15) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 86-79 loss to third ranked Barreteros (10-4) in Toluca on Friday evening. It was a great evening for James Reaves who led his team to a victory scoring 23 points and 9 rebounds. The best for the losing side was Larry Morinia with 25 points and 5 assists. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Barreteros maintains third place with 10-4 record having just two points less than leader Halc.Rojos. Volcanes lost their fifteenth game in a row. They still closes the standings with 15 games lost. Barreteros will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Volcanes will play again against Barreteros (#3) in Zacatecas and look forward to get finally their first victory.
A very interesting game took place in Tampico. It ended with only two-point defeat on the road of 11th ranked Lechugueros (5-9) to sixth ranked Huracanes (8-6) 76-74 on Thursday evening. Host team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Lechugueros. It was an exceptional evening for Nestor Colmenares who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. The victory was the third consecutive win for Huracanes. They maintain sixth place with 8-6 record. Lechugueros at the other side keep the eleventh position with nine games lost. Huracanes' next round opponent will be Abejas (#10) in Guanajuato. Lechugueros will play on the road against Correcaminos in Ciudad Victoria and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Cancun. Local Pioneros (7-5) outscored 12th ranked Panteras (3-10) 105-66 on Friday night. The best player for the winners was John Millsap who scored 18 points and 7 rebounds. Pioneros' coach felt very confident that he used 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Pioneros moved-up to seventh place. Loser Panteras keep the twelfth position with ten games lost. Pioneros will face again Panteras (#12) in Aguascalientes in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game.

In the last two games of round 15 Soles crushed Aguilas Rojas in Mexicali 127-96. Corr.Victoria beat Abejas at home 89-80.
The best stats of 15th round was 30 points and 15 assists by Daryl Dorsey of Aguilas Rojas.



Volcanes - Barreteros 78-86

Bottom-ranked Volcanes (0-15) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 86-78 loss to third ranked Barreteros (10-4) in Toluca. The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 31-20. But Volcanes won second period 21-12. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Barreteros dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Volcanes' 32. It was a good game for Jamaican forward Mugabe Thomas (193-80, college: Cedarville) who led his team to a victory with 25 points and 6 rebounds. American forward James Reaves (203-82, college: Niagara, agency: TSS Management) contributed with 20 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Barreteros' coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Guard Carlos M. Toussaint (190-91) answered with 34 points (!!!) and 5 rebounds and American guard Larry Morinia (180-80, college: Montana St., agency: ProSportsCareers) added 21 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for Volcanes. Barreteros maintains third place with 10-4 record having just two points less than leader Halc.Rojos. Volcanes lost their fifteenth game in a row. They still closes the standings with 15 games lost. Barreteros will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Volcanes will play again at home against Barreteros (#3) in Zacatecas and hope to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Barreteros: M.Thomas 25+6reb+2ast, J.Reaves 20+9reb+1ast, S.Cuevas 9+2reb+3ast, A.Aguirre 8+2reb, P.Gonzalez 8, R.Navarro 5+3reb
Volcanes: C.M. Toussaint 34+5reb+1ast, L.Morinia 21+6reb+5ast, E.Martin 20+3reb+2ast, J.Rivera 2+1reb, M.Garcia 1, G.Gutierrez 0+1reb+1ast
gschID: 137739


Aguilas Rojas - Soles 96-127

There was no surprise in San Juan where 13th ranked Aguilas Rojas (2-12) were crushed by eighth ranked Soles (7-7) 127-96 on Thursday. The game without a history. Soles 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 Aguilas Rojas' 40. Soles shot the lights out from three sinking 14 long-distance shots on high 56.0 percentage. Aguilas Rojas were plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American forward Carl Edwards (196-81, college: Charleston) who scored 24 points. Venezuelan swingman Jose Vargas (196-82) chipped in 16 points and 5 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was American point guard Daryl Dorsey (185-81, college: S.Indiana) who recorded a double-double by scoring 30 points and 15 assists and forward Christopher Silva added 24 points respectively. Five Soles and four Aguilas Rojas players scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Soles maintains eighth place with 7-7 record. Aguilas Rojas lost their third game in a row. They keep the thirteenth position with 12 games lost. Soles will have a break next round. Aguilas Rojas will play again at home against Soles (#8) in Mexicali.
Top scorers:
Soles: C.Edwards 24+1reb+1ast, R.Glenn 23+1ast, J.Vargas 16+4reb+5ast, J.Griffin 14+3reb+1ast, J.Luis Bucio 12+2reb+2ast, R.Zamora 10+7reb
Aguilas Rojas: D.Dorsey 30+2reb+15ast, C.Silva 24+1reb+2ast, F.Sanchez 13+6reb+1ast, E.Hare 11+6reb+1ast, D.Mercer 5+1reb+1ast, I.Silva 5+2reb
gschID: 137740


Volcanes - Barreteros 79-86

Bottom-ranked Volcanes (0-15) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 86-79 loss to third ranked Barreteros (10-4) in Toluca on Friday evening. The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. It was a great evening for American forward James Reaves (203-82, college: Niagara, agency: TSS Management) who led his team to a victory scoring 23 points and 9 rebounds. Jamaican forward Mugabe Thomas (193-80, college: Cedarville) helped adding 14 points and 5 rebounds. Five Barreteros players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American guard Larry Morinia (180-80, college: Montana St., agency: ProSportsCareers) with 25 points and 5 assists and guard Carlos M. Toussaint (190-91) scored 27 points and 4 steals. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Barreteros maintains third place with 10-4 record having just two points less than leader Halc.Rojos. Volcanes lost their fifteenth game in a row. They still closes the standings with 15 games lost. Barreteros will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Volcanes will play again against Barreteros (#3) in Zacatecas and look forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Barreteros: J.Reaves 23+9reb+1ast, M.Council 15+3reb, C.Twan Briggs 14+4reb, M.Thomas 14+5reb+1ast, R.Loera Almanza 10+3reb, R.Navarro 8+1reb
Volcanes: C.M. Toussaint 27+3reb+3ast, L.Morinia 25+4reb+5ast, E.Martin 16+5reb+2ast, R.GONZALES 4+2reb, M.Garcia 2+1reb, G.Gutierrez 2+7reb+1ast
gschID: 137734


Halc.Rojos - Toros 86-67

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Halcones Rojos as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Halcones Rojos smashed 3rd placed Toros in Veracruz 86-67. The game was mostly controlled by Halcones Rojos. Toros managed to win fourth quarter 26-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a great shooting night for Halcones Rojos especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.6 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Toros' players. The best player for the winners was Puerto Rican swingman David Cortes (190-81) who scored 24 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. Venezuelan point guard Gregory Vargas (182-86) chipped in 8 points and 10 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was international point guard Brody Angley (180-86, college: Santa Clara, agency: JEMsports) who recorded 12 points and 7 rebounds and American swingman Joseph Hutchingson Mejia (196, college: Lincoln, MO) added 12 points respectively. Four Toros players scored in double figures. Halcones Rojos (12-2) have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Toros at the other side dropped to the fourth place with five games lost. Toros will play next round against Halcones UV Xalapa trying to get back on the winning streak. Halcones Rojos will try to continue on its current victory against second ranked Fuerza Regia in Monterrey.
Top scorers:
Halc.Rojos: D.Cortes 24+5reb+4ast, L.Bethelmy 15+5reb+1ast, F.Benitez 10+1reb, H.Nungaray 10+1reb+2ast, C.Rivera 9+2reb+2ast, G.Vargas 8+3reb+10ast
Toros: M.Helton 13+1reb+1ast, M.BELL 12+6reb+1ast, B.Angley 12+7reb+3ast, J.Hutchingson Mejia 12+4reb+3ast, R.Rougeau 10+4reb, D.Pearson 8+7reb+1ast
gschID: 137735


Huracanes - Lechugueros 76-74

A very interesting game took place in Tampico. It ended with only two-point defeat on the road of 11th ranked Lechugueros (5-9) to sixth ranked Huracanes (8-6) 76-74 on Thursday evening. Host team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Lechugueros. It looked good early as Lechugueros took an 5-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Huracanes had a 22-15 second period charge getting the lead and Lechugueros were not able to take back game control losing it eventually 74-76. It was an exceptional evening for Venezuelan forward Nestor Colmenares (203-87, college: Campbellsville) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. U.S. Virgin Isl. Swingman Jason Edwin (197-81, college: Kent St.) accounted for 13 points and 7 rebounds for the winning side. Four Huracanes players scored in double figures. Bahamas power forward Ryan Moss (200-74, college: UALR) came up with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 10 rebounds (went 9 for 9 at the free throw line !!!) and American forward Deilvez Yearby (198-87, college: IPFW, agency: Pro One Sports) added 15 points and 8 rebounds respectively for Lechugueros in the defeat. The victory was the third consecutive win for Huracanes. They maintain sixth place with 8-6 record. Lechugueros at the other side keep the eleventh position with nine games lost. Huracanes' next round opponent will be Abejas (#10) in Guanajuato. Lechugueros will play on the road against Correcaminos in Ciudad Victoria and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Huracanes: N.Colmenares 16+10reb+4ast, A.Fuqua 14+5reb+1ast, R.Hornsby 13+1reb+2ast, J.Edwin 13+7reb+3ast, S.Sir 8+4reb+2ast, L.Davis 7+3reb
Lechugueros: R.Moss 27+10reb+1ast, D.Yearby 15+8reb+1ast, L.Keeler 8+1reb+1ast, W.Funn 8+6reb+3ast, E.Zuniga 7+2reb, B.St.Preux 6+3reb
gschID: 137736


Corr.Victoria - Abejas 89-80

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams in Ciudad Victoria where tenth ranked Correcaminos (6-6) defeated 9th ranked Abejas (6-8) 89-80 on Thursday. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Abejas won fourth quarter 24-23. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Correcaminos made 19-of-22 free shots (86.4 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was American forward Ronald Selleaze (197-76, college: CSU Bakersfield, agency: Dream Team Management) who scored 18 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. His fellow American import point guard Myron Allen (180-79, college: Lee JC) chipped in 20 points and 4 assists (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). Four Correcaminos players scored in double figures. Correcaminos' coach used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. At the other side the best for losing team was Puerto Rican guard Jesus Verdejo (193-85, college: S.Florida) who recorded 26 points and American-Jamaican forward Mattis McHugh (198-84, college: S.Florida) added 11 points and 8 rebounds respectively. Correcaminos moved-up to ninth place. Loser Abejas dropped to the tenth position with eight games lost. Correcaminos will face Lechugueros (#11) in Leon in the next round. Abejas will play on the road against Huracanes in Tampico.
Top scorers:
Corr.Victoria: M.Allen 20+3reb+4ast, R.Selleaze 18+5reb+5ast, F.Harris 13+1reb+2ast, R.Castillo 13+4reb, G.Burris 9+4reb+1ast, D.Rose 8+6reb
Abejas: J.Verdejo 26+3reb+2ast, L.Wade 16+2reb+1ast, M.McHugh 11+8reb+1ast, B.Heredia 8+3reb+2ast, V.Buelna 7+2reb, C.Castillo 5+1reb
gschID: 137737


Pioneros - Panteras 105-66

The game with biggest result difference took place in Cancun. Local Pioneros (7-5) outscored 12th ranked Panteras (3-10) 105-66 on Friday night. The game without a history. Pioneros 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 Panteras' 34. They outrebounded Panteras 49-28 including a 33-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was American forward John Millsap (198-82, college: UTSA) who scored 18 points and 7 rebounds. Naturalized American point guard Joseph Sanchez (180-83, college: UTPA) chipped in 17 points. Millsap is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top summer league for players who want to play basketball overseas. Four Pioneros players scored in double figures. Pioneros' coach felt very confident that he used 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. At the other side the best for losing team was Puerto Rican point guard Ricardo Melendez (180-83, agency: TSS Management) who recorded 18 points and forward Jorge Casillas (196-90) added 16 points respectively. Pioneros moved-up to seventh place. Loser Panteras keep the twelfth position with ten games lost. Pioneros will face again Panteras (#12) in Aguascalientes in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game.
Top scorers:
Pioneros: J.Millsap 18+7reb, J.Sanchez 17+3reb+3ast, S.Soriano 15+6reb+1ast, A.Esparza 12+4reb+2ast, G.Grays 12+2reb+7ast, L.HICKERSON 12+3reb
Panteras: R.Melendez 18+4reb, J.Casillas 16+3reb, M.Bryant 8+2reb+2ast, J.Tesis 7+5reb, K.Malpica 7+4reb+1ast, S.Bowie 7+2reb
gschID: 137738




Lechugueros sign American F David Patten - by Eurobasket News
David Patten (203-F-84, college: Weber St.) is a new member of Lechugueros. The American forward signed a deal for rest of the LNBP season. Patten is not a new face in the league as he played for Abejas in 2010/11. He appeared in 25 games averaging 17 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 2.6 steals. David Patten started 2009/10 season with Abejas as well collecting 11.5 ppg and 3.7 rpg in 14 games. He left them during the season for Argentinean Boca Juniors. There he had very limited playing time. In the past, Patten played in Holland and Spain (LEB Silver). He is a product of the Weber State University. Patten graduated there four years ago.

Standings - LNBP
LNBP Standings
 1. Halc.Rojos 12-2 
 2. Fuerza Regia 11-2 
 3. Barreteros 10-4 
 4. Toros 9-5 
 5. Halc.Xalapa 8-3 
 6. Huracanes 8-6 
 7. Pioneros 7-5 
 8. Soles 7-7 
 9. Corr.Victoria 6-6 
 10. Abejas 6-8 
 11. Lechugueros 5-9 
 12. Panteras 3-10 
 13. Aguilas Rojas 2-12 
 14. Volcanes 0-15 


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Standings - 1A
1A Erste Basketball League Standings
 1. Mogren 1-0 
 2. Mornar Bar 1-0 
 3. ABS Primorje 0-0 
 4. Danilovgrad 0-0 
 5. Jedinstvo 0-0 
 6. Lovcen 0-0 
 7. Teodo Tivat 0-0 
 8. Ulcinj 0-0 
 9. KK Podgorica 0-1 
 10. Sutjeska 0-1 
Play in international cups:
 1. Buducnost


Mornar too strong for Sutjeska - by Dragan Scepanovic
Basketball players of Mornar justify the role of favorites in the league against the newcomers. The young team from the Bar from the start holding the games in their hands.After good start and defense, which eventually resulted in less than 17 steals, Mornar is a two minutes before the end of the first half resolve all doubts about the final outcome, because he had a plus 21 (44:23).
Mornar - Sutjeska 102:72 (24:13, 20:16, 24:14, 34:29)
Bar SC Topolica. Spesct: 300. Reff: Jokic (Podgorica), Raicevic (Bijelo Polje), Kostic (Ulcinj).
Mornar: Pajovic 15, Damjanovic, Sarajlija 4, Mikovic 6, Ivanovic 11, Ahem 16, Jelenic 9, Radosavljevic 6, Sekulovic 2, Pavic 16, Vujosevic 10, Filip Barovic (208-F/C-90) 7.
Sutjeska: Kovac 6, Zarubica 13, Ademovic, Jovanovic 10, Grabovica, Popovic 13, Zarko Dragicevic (188-G-81) 2, Kuveljic 2, Zarko Krivokapic (189-G-91) 2, Stevan Milosev 5, Miljan Vukotic (203-F/C-77) 3,Andrija Pejovic (205-C-83) 16.




Podgorica lose after ET - by Dragan Scepanovic
The home team had the advantage over most of the match, which ranged from five to 12 points.In the last quarter basketball players from Podgorica leadership rivals and 11 seconds left had four extra points, but it failed to keep.
Mogren - Podgorica 111:109 (26:17, 19:24, 31:26, 21:30, ET- 14:12)
Budva - SC: Med sport center. Spest : 250. Reff : Sundic (Podgorica), Kaludjerovic, G. Vojinovic (Niksic).
Mogren: Fatic 4, Vasilije Seferovic (193-G/F-85) 34, Reljic 9, Manojlovic 11, Dokovic, Vucurovic 24, Sestovic 3, Vladimir Osmajic (204-F/C-80) 2, Zeljko Maricic (188-G-90) 4, Suxa 14, Mazalica, Amir Dovadzija (193-G-84) 6.
Podgorica: Jovovic 6, Femic, Kavaric, Sutulovic 25, Pajovic 2, Marko Mugosa (197-F-93) 38, Ljubenkovic, Perovic 25, Zizic, Gavranic, Nicaj 12, Nikolic 1.




Mornar defeated Sutjeska. The fans delighted with Akeem Scott - by Darko Pekic
What a game tonight in Topolica Hall! Coach Mihajlo Pavicevic on his debut in front of Mornar's crowd showed why he was voted Coach of the Year in Finland (2003). Tonight his team played strong defense, with a lot of transition game and fan-pleasing actions. Sutjeska didn't have a chance although in some moments they played good basketball.

Mornar started the game well but Sutjeska was fresh and the game was tied. At the end of the first quarter Mornar's youngsters increased their lead to +11 and that was the end for Sutjeska. Mornar's guard were especially good in steal ( 17 steals by the end of the game!) and whenever Andrija Pejovic (205-C-83) and his teammates tried to take the lead Akeem Scott (186-PG-83, agency: Interperformances, college: High Point) or Andrej Pajovic (186-G-92) were there to ruin their plans. The second half was just a formality and the final score speaks for itself - 102:72 for Mornar. Scott had an excelent debut with 16 points and 5 steals. He played with heart & passion, and Mornar's fans fell in love with him immediately. After a couple of fantastic plays he became the fan favorite and was voted MVP of the game. Andrej Pajovic (16 points) and Nikola Ivanovic (199-SF-89) (11) also played well. We have to mention also the young forward Vukota Pavic (203-C-93) who, at the age of 18, got a lot of playing time and scored 15 points. On the other side, Andrija Pejovic scored 16 points

In the next round, Sutjeska will face at home Jedinstvo while Mornar will have a difficult task on the road against Teodo

Mornar Sutjeska 102:72 (24:13, 20:16, 24:14, 34:29)

Bar Topolica Hall. Gledalaca: 300. Sudije: Jokic (Podgorica), Raicevic (Bijelo Polje), Kostic (Ulcinj).

Mornar: Pajovic 15, Damjanovic, Sarajlija 4, Mikovic 6, Ivanovic 11, Scott 16, Jelenic 9, Radosavljevic 6, Sekulovic 2, Pavic 16, Vujoevic 10, Barovic 7.

Sutjeska: Kovac 6, Zarubica 13, Ademovic, Jovanovic 10, Grabovica, Popovic 13, Dragicevic 2, Kuveljic 2, Krivokapic 2, Miloev 5, Vukotic 3, Pejovic 16.


Buducnost lost in Zagreb - by Darko Pekic
KK Zagreb, the Euroleague member the Champion of Croatia, was too strong for Buducnost 81:72 (14:24, 19:19, 17:22, 22:16 ). Actually, Buducnost didn't play a bad game and Zagreb players didn't prove the deference in class level between them and the young team of coach Dejan Radonjic but Zagreb won it and that's the only important news after tonight's game.

However, Buducnost opened a game bad, like the other night against Crvena Zvezda. After the first quarter Zagreb had a lead (24:14). Radonjic decided to change something and he put on the floor the wunderkind, Nikola Ivanovic (187-G-94, agency: Beo Basket), who helped his teammates with energy in defense and good court vision. After a couple of minutes they were close again (29:26) but the more experienced team, Zagreb, increased the lead after that and the result at halftime was 43:36 for Zagreb.

After the break, the ex Bobcat Sean May (203-F/C-84, college: N.Carolina) took the control of the game and Buducnost lost every chance to make a surpise. May was the MVP of the game with 21 points and 8 rebounds and Krunoslav Simon (197-F-85) added 23 points. On the other side, Nikola Vucevic (208-F-90, college: USC) played carried gain Buducnost on his shoulders with 16 points, Milivoje Bozovic (210-F/C-85, agency: Beo Basket) and Jermaine Anderson (188-G-83, college: Fordham) scored 11.

Buducnost will play the next game in 'Moraca' hall against Helios on next Saturday.


Mornar defeated Sutjeska. The fans delighted with Akeem Scott - by Darko Pekic
What a game tonight in Topolica Hall! Coach Mihajlo Pavicevic on his debut in front of Mornar's crowd showed why he was voted Coach of the Year in Finland (2003). Tonight his team played strong defense, with a lot of transition game and fan-pleasing actions. Sutjeska didn't have a chance although in some moments they played good basketball.

Mornar started the game well but Sutjeska was fresh and the game was tied. At the end of the first quarter Mornar's youngsters increased their lead to +11 and that wasthe end for Sutjeska. Mornar's guard were especially good in steal ( 17 steals by the end of the game!) and whenever Andrija Pejovic and his teammates tried to take the lead Akeem Scott or Andrej Pajovic were there to ruin their plans. The second half was just a formality and the final score speaks for itself - 102:72 for Mornar. Scott had an excelent debut with 16 points and 5 steals. He played with heart & passion, and Mornar's fans fell in love with him immediately. After a couple of fantastic plays he became the fan favorite and was voted MVP of the game. Andrej Pajovic (16 points) and Nikola Ivanovic (11) also played well. We have to mention also the young forward Vukota Pavic who, at the age of 18, got a lot of playing time and scored 15 points. On the other side, Andrija Pejovic scored 16 points

In the next round, Sutjeska will face at home Jedinstvo while Mornar will have a difficult task on the road against Teodo

Mornar Sutjeska 102:72 (24:13, 20:16, 24:14, 34:29)

Bar Topolica Hall. Gledalaca: 300. Sudije: Jokic (Podgorica), Raicevic (Bijelo Polje), Kostic (Ulcinj).

Mornar: Pajovic 15, Damjanovic, Sarajlija 4, Mikovic 6, Ivanovic 11, Scott 16, Jelenic 9, Radosavljevic 6, Sekulovic 2, Pavic 16, Vujoevic 10, Barovic 7.

Sutjeska: Kovac 6, Zarubica 13, Ademovic, Jovanovic 10, Grabovica, Popovic 13, Dragicevic 2, Kuveljic 2, Krivokapic 2, Miloev 5, Vukotic 3, Pejovic 16.


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  NORWAY   


BLNO Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Stian MJOS
  Baerum B.
  (182-G-89)
  Avg: 24
 1. Mjos, Baerum B.24.0 
 2. Sahlertz, Tromso22.0 
 3. Land, Asker Aliens20.0 
 4. Hagen, Ammerud18.7 
 5. Okoroafor, Ammerud18.3 
 6. Lee-Ingram, Asker17.8 
 7. Kombat, Froya B.17.5 
 8. Bullock, Froya B.16.8 
 9. Stien, Asker Aliens16.8 
 10. Nyborg, Centrum15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Anthony LEE-INGRAM
  Asker A.
  (198-F-)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Lee-Ingram, Asker10.8 
 2. Byerson, Tromso8.8 
 3. Bullock, Froya B.8.5 
 4. Hagen, Ammerud8.0 
 5. Oatis, Baerum B.7.7 
 6. Ferranti, Baerum B.7.3 
 7. Wallace, Tromso7.3 
 8. Nwachukwu, Ammerud7.0 
 9. Kombat, Froya B.6.8 
 10. Land, Asker Aliens6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Hani ISSALHI
  Tromso
  (187-G-84)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Issalhi, Tromso5.8 
 2. Midtvedt, Asker A.5.2 
 3. Mjos, Baerum B.5.0 
 4. Stien, Asker Aliens5.0 
 5. Gabrans, Froya B.4.0 
 6. Mjos, Baerum B.3.7 
 7. Lee-Ingram, Asker3.6 
 8. Silavs, Froya B.3.5 
 9. Byerson, Tromso3.2 
 10. Ferranti, Baerum3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Hani ISSALHI
  Tromso
  (187-G-84)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Issalhi, Tromso2.6 
 2. Mjos, Baerum B.2.0 
 3. Mjos, Baerum B.2.0 
 4. Westerlund, Ammeru.2.0 
 5. Silavs, Froya B.2.0 
 6. Bullock, Froya B.1.8 
 7. Sumskis, Gimle BBK1.8 
 8. Hagen, Ammerud1.7 
 9. O''Garrow, Langhus1.5 
 10. Sahlertz, Tromso1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Donald OATIS
  Baerum B.
  (206-F/C-79)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Oatis, Baerum B.3.7 
 2. Nyborg, Centrum1.3 
 3. Lee-Ingram, Asker1.2 
 4. Nwachukwu, Ammerud1.0 
 5. Byerson, Tromso1.0 
 6. O''Garrow, Langhus0.8 
 7. Bullock, Froya B.0.8 
 8. Andreassen, Baerum0.7 
 9. Land, Asker Aliens0.6 
 10. Hinsch, Centrum0.3 


BLNO Round 4: Tromso edges Centrum by three points - by Eurobasket News
The most exciting game of round 4 in the BLNO took place in Oslo. This derby game ended with only three-point home defeat of 3rd ranked Centrum (2-2) to fifth ranked Tromso (2-3) 70-67 on Saturday evening. Centrum trailed by 12 points after 3 quarters before a 20-11 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 67-70 at the end of the game. Tromso made 19-of-24 free shots (79.2 percent) during the game. Danish forward Morten Sahlertz (198-89) fired 20 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Guard Hani Issalhi (187-84) chipped in 15 points and 5 rebounds. The former international forward Frank Nyborg (197-83) produced 24 points and 8 rebounds for lost side. Centrum's coach Marco Sanders tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Despite that victory Tromso went down to sixth position due to points difference. Newly promoted Centrum dropped to the fourth place with two games lost. They share the position with Gimle BBK. Tromso are looking forward to face bottom-ranked Langhus IL (#8) in Oslo in the next round. Centrum will play again at home against Tromso (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Laksevag. Third ranked Froya Basket faced their biggest opponent Gimle BBK. Host Froya Basket (3-1) defeated guests from Bergen (2-2) 74-61. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Gimle BBK. It was a key game for the second position in the league. Worth to mention a great performance of American power forward Peter Bullock (198-82, college: Alaska-Anch.) who helped to win the game recording 25 points and 8 rebounds (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field). Edmunds Gabrans contributed with 23 points for the winners. Froya Basket's coach Ron Billingslea allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Danish forward Morten Sahlertz (198-89) replied with 17 points for Gimle BBK. Froya Basket moved-up to second place, which they share with Baerum Basket. Gimle BBK at the other side dropped to the fourth position with two games lost. They share it with Centrum. Froya Basket will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Gimle BBK will play at home against the league's leader Asker Aliens (#1) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Leader Asker Aliens delivered the fourth victory on Sunday night. This time they beat 5th ranked Tromso (2-3) 78-71. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Tromso. Worth to mention a quality performance of Anthony Lee-Ingram who helped to win the game recording 19 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. At the losing side Brad Byerson responded with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. Defending champion maintains first position with 4-1 record. Loser Tromso dropped to the sixth place with three games lost. Asker Aliens will meet Gimle BBK (#5) in the next round. Tromso will play against Langhus IL in Oslo and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Leader Asker Aliens recorded the fourth victory. This time they crushed bottom-ranked Langhus IL (0-4) 94-66. The winners were led by Cooper Land who had that evening a double-double by scoring 18 points, 14 rebounds 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. Defending champion maintains first position with 4-1 record. Newly promoted Langhus IL still closes the standings with four games lost. Asker Aliens' next round opponent will be Gimle BBK (#5) in Bergen. Langhus IL will play at home against Tromso and hopes to get finally their first victory.



Centrum - Tromso 67-70

The most exciting game of round 4 in the BLNO took place in Oslo. This derby game ended with only three-point home defeat of 3rd ranked Centrum (2-2) to fifth ranked Tromso (2-3) 70-67 on Saturday evening. Centrum trailed by 12 points after 3 quarters before a 20-11 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 67-70 at the end of the game. Tromso made 19-of-24 free shots (79.2 percent) during the game. Danish forward Morten Sahlertz (198-89) fired 20 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Guard Hani Issalhi (187-84) chipped in 15 points and 5 rebounds. The former international forward Frank Nyborg (197-83) produced 24 points and 8 rebounds and added 14 points and 7 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Centrum's coach Marco Sanders tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Despite that victory Tromso went down to sixth position due to points difference. Newly promoted Centrum dropped to the fourth place with two games lost. They share the position with Gimle BBK. Tromso are looking forward to face bottom-ranked Langhus IL (#8) in Oslo in the next round. Centrum will play again at home against Tromso (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Tromso: M.Sahlertz 20+5reb+2ast, H.Issalhi 15+5reb+3ast, B.Byerson 12+6reb, G.Mihaylov 10, G.Wallace 5+8reb+4ast, A.Smalas 5+1ast
Centrum: F.Nyborg 24+8reb+3ast, Karlsen 14+7reb+1ast, M.Mahnin 12+7reb+1ast, C.Hinsch 10+7reb+1ast, L.Jaeger Torkildsen 4+3reb, B.Aunan 3+1reb+2ast
gschID: 144923


Froya Basket - Gimle BBK 74-61

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Laksevag. Third ranked Froya Basket faced their biggest opponent Gimle BBK. Host Froya Basket (3-1) defeated guests from Bergen (2-2) 74-61. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Gimle BBK. It was a key game for the second position in the league. The game was mostly controlled by Froya Basket. Gimle BBK was better in fourth quarter 21-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Froya Basket dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Gimle BBK's 32. Froya Basket forced 20 Gimle BBK turnovers and outrebounded them 28-14 including a 11-0 advantage in offensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of American power forward Peter Bullock (198-82, college: Alaska-Anch.) who helped to win the game recording 25 points and 8 rebounds (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field). Latvian guard Edmunds Gabrans (190-79) contributed with 23 points for the winners. Froya Basket's coach Ron Billingslea allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Danish forward Morten Sahlertz (198-89) replied with 17 points and guard Anders Stien (195-90) added 15 points in the effort for Gimle BBK. Froya Basket moved-up to second place, which they share with Baerum Basket. Gimle BBK at the other side dropped to the fourth position with two games lost. They share it with Centrum. Froya Basket will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Gimle BBK will play at home against the league's leader Asker Aliens (#1) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Froya Basket: P.Bullock 25+8reb+1ast, E.Gabrans 23+3reb+2ast, M.Kombat 8+5reb+3ast, A.Ouakkaha 5+3reb+1ast, N.Phillip 4+5reb+2ast, M.Elsafadi 4+4reb+2ast
Gimle BBK: M.Pavlovic 17+2reb+2ast, A.Stien 15+2reb+1ast, D.Berg 10+1reb, M.Sumskis 8+5reb, F.Gnatt 6+2reb, S.Enge 4+2reb
gschID: 144924


Asker Aliens - Tromso 78-71

Leader Asker Aliens delivered the fourth victory on Sunday night. This time they beat 5th ranked Tromso (2-3) 78-71. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Tromso. Asker Aliens looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Worth to mention a quality performance of American forward Anthony Lee-Ingram (198, college: Brescia (KY), agency: Warren Sports International) who helped to win the game recording 19 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and point guard Magnus Midtvedt (182-90) who added 10 points, 6 rebounds and 10 assists during the contest. Four Asker Aliens players scored in double figures. At the losing side American forward Brad Byerson (201-85, college: Virginia Union) responded with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists and Danish forward Morten Sahlertz (198-89) scored 23 points and 5 rebounds. Defending champion maintains first position with 4-1 record. Loser Tromso dropped to the sixth place with three games lost. Asker Aliens will meet Gimle BBK (#5) in the next round. Tromso will play against Langhus IL in Oslo and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Asker Aliens: A.Lee-Ingram 19+7reb+4ast, C.Land 17+8reb+1ast, S.Gustavsen 15+3reb+3ast, M.Midtvedt 10+6reb+10ast, F.Bohn 9+4reb+2ast, M.Sctych 8+5reb+2ast
Tromso: M.Sahlertz 23+5reb+1ast, H.Issalhi 18+5reb+5ast, B.Byerson 15+11reb+4ast, G.Wallace 6+7reb+1ast, A.Solem 5+4reb+1ast, G.Mihaylov 4
gschID: 144925


Asker Aliens - Langhus 94-66

Leader Asker Aliens recorded the fourth victory. This time they crushed bottom-ranked Langhus IL (0-4) 94-66. The game without a history. Asker Aliens led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Asker Aliens outrebounded Langhus IL 50-24 including a 39-13 advantage in defensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists. The winners were led by American forward Cooper Land (203-88, college: Wright St., agency: Warren Sports International) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 18 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists and the other American import forward Anthony Lee-Ingram (198, college: Brescia (KY), agency: Warren Sports International) supported him with 21 points and 6 rebounds. Five Asker Aliens players scored in double figures. Even 14 points and 6 rebounds by guard Emari O'Garrow (190-78) did not help to save the game for Langhus IL. American point guard Terrance Randolph (180-71, college: Va Intermont) added 11 points and 4 assists for lost side. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Defending champion maintains first position with 4-1 record. Newly promoted Langhus IL still closes the standings with four games lost. Asker Aliens' next round opponent will be Gimle BBK (#5) in Bergen. Langhus IL will play at home against Tromso and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Asker Aliens: A.Lee-Ingram 21+6reb+2ast, C.Land 18+14reb+4ast, M.Midtvedt 12+4reb+1ast, F.Bohn 10+7reb+2ast, S.Gustavsen 10+5reb+2ast, M.Sctych 8+7reb+1ast
Langhus: E.O'Garrow 14+6reb+3ast, O.Egeland 12+4reb+1ast, T.Randolph 11+3reb+4ast, J.Stian Olsen 9+2reb, G.Klubnes 8+3reb+1ast, D.Crouch 6
gschID: 144926




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


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  OMAN   


Kuwait destroy Oman in Bahrain - by Eurobasket News
Kuwait destroy Oman in Bahrain at the Men's Team Qualifying Round in GCC Games. The team celebrated the initial victory after 97:57 win. They opened the game with 28-9 and added 19-8 in the second frame. Both teams nailed 19 points in the third quarter, while Kuwait added 31-21 in the last stanza.


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  PERU   


Escuela Fap goes to Semifinals - by Eurobasket News
The name of third Superior league semifinalist in known. It is Escuela Fap who blasted Centro Naval with perfect 3-0 in the QFinals. Game Three of the series was played last night and Escuela Fap celebrated an easy 75-55 win. In the other series, Ejercito came to 1-2 against Real Club. They also met last night and Ejercito celebrated 69-77 road victory. Fourth game is scheduled for Sunday. Regatas and El Bosque already booked a spot for the Semis. They eliminated San Augustin and Inmaculada. So one Semifinals pairs is already known. Escuela Fap will have to wait for the winner of Real Club - Ejercito series.

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  POLAND   


PLK Round 3: PGE Turow keeps a leadership position - by Eurobasket News
This is still too early stage of the Regular Season in PLK and we should expect many changes in upcoming rounds.

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked PGE Turow as it allowed them to take a leadership position. PGE Turow smashed bottom-ranked Slask Wroclaw in Zgorzelec 77-56. The game without a history. PGE Turow led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 18-of-22 free shots (81.8 percent) during the game. It was a good game for French forward Aaron Cel (203-87) who led his team to a victory with 13 points and 5 rebounds. Australian-Dutch center Daniel Kickert (208-83, college: St.Mary's, CA) contributed with 16 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. Serbian power forward Aleksandar Mladenovic (207-84, agency: BeoExcell) answered with 16 points for Slask Wroclaw. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. PGE Turow have a solid series of three victories in a row. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Newly promoted Slask Wroclaw still closes the standings with two games lost. Slask Wroclaw will play next round against AZS Koszalin trying to get back on the winning streak. PGE Turow will try to continue on its current victory against third ranked Zastal ZG in Zielona Gora.
Undefeated Trefl Sopot (2-1) recorded its first loss in Wloclawek. Visitors were edged by eighth ranked Anwil (1-1) 72-71. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Trefl Sopot. It was a great evening for American power forward Corsley Edwards (205-79, college: Cent.Conn.St., agency: Impact Basketball) who led his team to a victory scoring 22 points and 9 rebounds. Dardan Berisha helped adding 16 points and 7 rebounds. The best for the losing side was the former international guard Lukasz Koszarek (187-84) with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 assists. Anwil left bottom position moving up to seventh place, which they share with LKS Lodz. Trefl Sopot at the other side keeps the fourth position with one game lost. They share it with AZS Koszalin and Kotwica. Anwil will play against league's second-placed Energa Czarni in Slupsk in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Trefl Sopot will have a break next round.
A very close game took place in Koszalin between AZS Koszalin and PBG Basket. First ranked AZS Koszalin (2-1) got a very close home victory over bottom-ranked PBG Basket (0-3). AZS Koszalin managed to escape with a 3-point win 91-88 on Saturday evening. Host team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. It was an exceptional evening for George Reese who led the winners and scored 27 points and 6 rebounds. Zarko Comagic came up with 17 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for PBG Basket in the defeat. Despite that victory AZS Koszalin went down to fourth position due to points difference, which they share with Kotwica and Trefl Sopot. Loser PBG Basket still closes the standings with three games lost. They share the position with Polpharma. AZS Koszalin will meet Slask Wroclaw (#11) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. PBG Basket will play against Siarka Jezioro in Tarnobrzeg and hopes to get finally their first victory.
A very interesting game took place in Tarnobrzeg. It ended with only three-point home defeat of higher ranked Siarka Jezioro (1-2) to eleventh ranked Kotwica (2-1) 84-81 on Saturday evening. American players dominated the game. The best player for the winners was Darrell Harris who had a double-double by scoring 23 points and 13 rebounds. Kotwica moved-up to fourth place, which they share with AZS Koszalin and Trefl Sopot. Siarka Jezioro at the other side dropped to the ninth position with two games lost. Kotwica's next round opponent will be AZS Politechnika Warszawska (#9) in Warszawa which should be theoretically an easy game. Siarka Jezioro will play on the road against PBG Basket in Poznan.

In the last game of round 3 AZS PW beat Polpharma on the road 75-64.



PGE Turow - Slask Wroclaw 77-56

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked PGE Turow as it allowed them to take a leadership position. PGE Turow smashed bottom-ranked Slask Wroclaw in Zgorzelec 77-56. The game without a history. PGE Turow led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 18-of-22 free shots (81.8 percent) during the game. It was a good game for French forward Aaron Cel (203-87) who led his team to a victory with 13 points and 5 rebounds. Australian-Dutch center Daniel Kickert (208-83, college: St.Mary's, CA) contributed with 16 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. Serbian power forward Aleksandar Mladenovic (207-84, agency: BeoExcell) answered with 16 points and Serbian swingman Slavisa Bogavac (200-80, agency: BeoExcell) added 9 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Slask Wroclaw. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. PGE Turow have a solid series of three victories in a row. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Newly promoted Slask Wroclaw still closes the standings with two games lost. Slask Wroclaw will play next round against AZS Koszalin trying to get back on the winning streak. PGE Turow will try to continue on its current victory against third ranked Zastal ZG in Zielona Gora.
Top scorers:
Slask Wroclaw: A.Mladenovic 16+4reb, S.Bogavac 9+6reb+1ast, A.Vairogs 8+3reb, Q.Calhoun 7+3reb+2ast, B.Bochno 6+2reb, P.Niedzwiedzki 4+2reb
PGE Turow: D.Kickert 16+1reb, A.Cel 13+5reb+1ast, K.Wysocki 10+3reb+1ast, D.Jackson 9+4reb+1ast, J.Edwards 7+4reb, G.Gustas 6+4reb+3ast
gschID: 149149


Anwil - Trefl Sopot 72-71

Undefeated Trefl Sopot (2-1) recorded its first loss in Wloclawek. Visitors were edged by eighth ranked Anwil (1-1) 72-71. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Trefl Sopot. Trefl Sopot was ahead by 6 points after three quarters before a 25-18 charge of Anwil, which allowed them to win the game. They made 16-of-21 charity shots (76.2 percent) during the game. It was a great evening for American power forward Corsley Edwards (205-79, college: Cent.Conn.St., agency: Impact Basketball) who led his team to a victory scoring 22 points and 9 rebounds. International guard Dardan Berisha (192-88, agency: Global Sports Plaza) helped adding 16 points and 7 rebounds. Four Anwil players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was the former international guard Lukasz Koszarek (187-84) with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 assists and international forward Adam Waczynski (199-89, agency: Limelight Hoops) scored 17 points. Anwil left bottom position moving up to seventh place, which they share with LKS Lodz. Trefl Sopot at the other side keeps the fourth position with one game lost. They share it with AZS Koszalin and Kotwica. Anwil will play against league's second-placed Energa Czarni in Slupsk in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Trefl Sopot will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Trefl Sopot: L.Koszarek 18+1reb+10ast, A.Waczynski 17+4reb, L.Wisniewski 11+4reb+3ast, F.Dylewicz 9+8reb+2ast, J.Turek 9+4reb, C.Burgess 5+7reb
Anwil: C.Edwards 22+9reb+1ast, D.Berisha 16+7reb+3ast, S.Hajric 12+7reb+2ast, K.Szubarga 11+1reb+4ast, L.Majewski 5+3reb, N.Lewis 4
gschID: 149145


Polpharma - AZS PW 64-75

Everything could happen in Starogard at the game between two tied teams. Both tenth ranked AZS Politechnika Warszawska and bottom-ranked Polpharma had identical 0-2 record. But Polpharma was not able to use a home court advantage and was defeated by the opponent from Warszawa 75-64. The game without a history. AZS Politechnika Warszawska led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. 24 personal fouls committed by Polpharma helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was forward Michal Nowakowski (202-88) who scored 12 points. point guard Lukasz Wilczek (189-86) chipped in 2 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists. Four AZS Politechnika Warszawska players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Jeremy Simmons (203-89, college: Charleston, agency: Interperformances) who recorded 13 points and 6 rebounds and the other American import guard Michael Hicks (193-83, college: Cent.Missouri) added 12 points and 4 assists respectively. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. AZS Politechnika Warszawska (1-2) left bottom position moving up to ninth place, which they share with Siarka Jezioro. It was Polpharma's third loss in a row. They still closes the standings with three games lost. AZS Politechnika Warszawska's next round opponent will be higher ranked Kotwica (#4) in Kolobrzeg and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Polpharma will play at home against LKS Sphinx (#7) in Lodz and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Polpharma: J.Simmons 13+6reb+1ast, M.Hicks 12+2reb+4ast, T.Snieg 12+6reb, D.Wall 8+8reb+1ast, T.Weeden 8+2reb+2ast, A.Metelski 4+3reb
AZS PW: P.Pamula 15, M.Ponitka 14+2reb, M.Nowakowski 12+4reb+2ast, J.Mokros 10+3reb, M.Michalak 8+5reb, L.Karwowski 6+6reb+1ast
gschID: 149146


Siarka Jezioro - Kotwica 81-84

A very interesting game took place in Tarnobrzeg. It ended with only three-point home defeat of higher ranked Siarka Jezioro (1-2) to eleventh ranked Kotwica (2-1) 84-81 on Saturday evening. Siarka Jezioro was ahead by 8 points after three quarters before a 27-16 charge of Kotwica, which allowed them to win the game. 24 personal fouls committed by Siarka Jezioro helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American players dominated the game. The best player for the winners was power forward Darrell Harris (208-84, college: Rhode Island) who had a double-double by scoring 23 points and 13 rebounds. Guard Jessie Sapp (191-86, college: Georgetown) chipped in 14 points and 7 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was guard J.T. Tiller (191-88, college: Missouri) who recorded 20 points and 5 rebounds and forward Nicchaeus Doaks (202-87, college: Chattanooga, agency: Hart Sports Mngm) added 13 points and 9 rebounds respectively. Five Kotwica and four Siarka Jezioro players scored in double figures. Kotwica moved-up to fourth place, which they share with AZS Koszalin and Trefl Sopot. Siarka Jezioro at the other side dropped to the ninth position with two games lost. Kotwica's next round opponent will be AZS Politechnika Warszawska (#9) in Warszawa which should be theoretically an easy game. Siarka Jezioro will play on the road against PBG Basket in Poznan.
Top scorers:
Siarka Jezioro: J.Tiller 20+5reb+3ast, L.Corbett 16+1ast, J.Miller 14+2reb+2ast, N.Doaks 13+9reb+3ast, M.Piechowicz 7+4reb+2ast, M.Rabka 7+2reb
Kotwica: D.Harris 23+13reb, J.Sapp 14+7reb+3ast, R.Holmes 14+2reb+1ast, M.Djuric 10+4reb, L.Wichniarz 10+6reb+2ast, O.Brandwein 7+1reb+4ast
gschID: 149147


AZS Koszalin - PBG Basket 91-88

A very close game took place in Koszalin between AZS Koszalin and PBG Basket. First ranked AZS Koszalin (2-1) got a very close home victory over bottom-ranked PBG Basket (0-3). AZS Koszalin managed to escape with a 3-point win 91-88 on Saturday evening. Host team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. The hosts trailed by 2 points after three quarters before their 24-19 charge, which allowed them to win the game. AZS Koszalin made 23-of-30 free shots (76.7 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. It was an exceptional evening for American forward George Reese (201-77, college: Ohio St., agency: Alti Sport) who led the winners and scored 27 points and 6 rebounds. Naturalized Croatian guard Igor Milicic (194-76, agency: Alti Sport) accounted for 15 points and 7 assists for the winning side. Serbian forward Zarko Comagic (201-85, college: N.Arizona, agency: 011 Sports) came up with 17 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and the former international power forward Damian Kulig (205-87) added 20 points and 5 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) respectively for PBG Basket in the defeat. Five AZS Koszalin and four PBG Basket players scored in double figures. Despite that victory AZS Koszalin went down to fourth position due to points difference, which they share with Kotwica and Trefl Sopot. Loser PBG Basket still closes the standings with three games lost. They share the position with Polpharma. AZS Koszalin will meet Slask Wroclaw (#11) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. PBG Basket will play against Siarka Jezioro in Tarnobrzeg and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
PBG Basket: D.Kulig 20+5reb+1ast, Z.Comagic 17+7reb+4ast, D.Micic 16+4reb+4ast, A.Lichodzijewski 14+5reb+4ast, T.Smorawinski 9+2reb+2ast, J.Sulowski 8+2reb+2ast
AZS Koszalin: G.Reese 27+6reb+3ast, I.Milicic 15+3reb+7ast, J.Montgomery 15+1reb+2ast, K.Laczynski 12+3reb+6ast, M.Lekic 12+5reb, R.Bigus 9+6reb+1ast
gschID: 149148




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


DBE Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Jermaine MALLETT
  LKS Lodz
  (190-G-88)
  Avg: 26
 1. Mallett, LKS Lodz26.0 
 2. Miller, Siarka J.23.0 
 3. Montgomery, AZS K.20.3 
 4. Edwards, Anwil18.5 
 5. Kulig, PBG Basket18.3 
 6. Mladenovic, Slask18.0 
 7. Tiller, Siarka J.16.7 
 8. Reese, AZS Koszal.16.0 
 9. Koszarek, Trefl S.15.7 
 10. Corbett, Siarka J.15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kirk ARCHIBEQUE
  LKS L.
  (205-C-84)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Archibeque, LKS L.10.5 
 2. Lawal, Zastal ZG10.0 
 3. Bigus, AZS Koszalin9.7 
 4. Mallett, LKS Lodz7.5 
 5. Wall, Polpharma7.3 
 6. Edwards, Anwil7.0 
 7. Doaks, Siarka J.7.0 
 8. Bialek, Energa Cza.7.0 
 9. Hajric, Anwil7.0 
 10. Harris, Kotwica6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Lukasz KOSZAREK
  Trefl S.
  (187-G-84)
  Avg: 8
 1. Koszarek, Trefl S.8.0 
 2. Wilczek, AZS P.7.0 
 3. Moore, PGE Turow7.0 
 4. Milicic, AZS K.6.3 
 5. Hodge, Zastal ZG6.0 
 6. Tiller, Siarka J.5.7 
 7. Holmes, LKS Lodz5.0 
 8. Sapp, Kotwica5.0 
 9. Miller, Siarka J.4.7 
 10. Skibniewski, Slas.4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Jeremy SIMMONS
  Polpharma
  (203-F-89)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Simmons, Polpharma2.3 
 2. Cesnauskis, Energa2.0 
 3. Dloniak, Zastal ZG2.0 
 4. Hodge, Zastal ZG2.0 
 5. Bochno, Slask W.2.0 
 6. Karnowski, Siarka2.0 
 7. Burrell, Energa C.2.0 
 8. Koljevic, Polpharma2.0 
 9. Comagic, PBG B.1.7 
 10. Sapp, Kotwica1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Scott MORRISON
  Energa C.
  (212-C-86)
  Avg: 2
 1. Morrison, Energa C.2.0 
 2. Barycz, Siarka J.1.7 
 3. Lauderdale, PGE T.1.7 
 4. Burgess, Trefl S.1.7 
 5. Weaver, Energa C.1.5 
 6. Simmons, Polpharma1.3 
 7. Turek, Trefl Sopot1.0 
 8. Rajewicz, Zastal Z.1.0 
 9. Mirkovic, Zastal Z.1.0 
 10. Edwards, Anwil1.0 


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Balkman to play for Puerto Rico in Pan-Am Games: - by Luis Modestti
Renaldo Balkman (201-F-84, college: S.Carolina) will play for Puerto Rico in the 2011 Pan-American Games said FBPR President Carlos Beltran to El Nuevo Dia.

Balkman played in the 2011 FIBA Americas Championship where he averaged 7 points and 5 rebounds per game. He made his debut for the Puerto Rican NT last year and so far he has played in all the tournaments.

He joins Carlos Arroyo and Jose Juan Barea who also play in the NBA and are still waiting for the lockout to be resolved.

Puerto Rico will play two warm-up games against the Dominican Republic starting today at 9:00 PM at Tomas Dones Coliseum in Fajardo. On Sunday they play in Guaynabo at 7:00 PM.



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Gediminas Navickas moved to Oradea - by Eurobasket News
Gediminas Navickas (180-G-84, agency: 011 Sports) moved to Oradea and already debuted for his team with 7 points. At the Regular Season Round 3 Timisoara beat Oradea 90-78.
The Lithuanian player spent the season 2007-2008 for Aisciai-Atletas Kaunas (LKL, starting five). In Baltic League after 19 games he averaged 11.5ppg, 2.7rpg, 2.7apg, 1.6spg, 2FGP: 42.7%, 3PT: 36.4%, FT: 69.0%, while in Lithuanian League his stats read 9.4ppg, 2.3rpg, 2.8apg, 1.7spg, FGP: 40.9%, FT: 63.3%, 3PT: 36.8%. In 2008-2009 he moved to Politekhnika-Halychyna Lviv (Ukraine-UBL, starting five) and showed 9.6ppg, 2.2rpg, 3.3apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 52.9%, 3PT: 38.4%, FT: 82.2%. In
2009-2010 he played for AZS Koszalin (Poland-PLK) and had 7.1ppg, 1.6rpg, 2.6apg, 1.9spg, FGP: 42.9%, 3PT: 39.1%, FT: 72.7%, while in Feb.'10 moved to Valga Welg/Kolmvedu (Estonia-KML, starting five). After 10 games his stats read 18.1ppg, 3.7rpg, 4.3apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 43.7%, 3PT: 43.9%, FT: 78.0%.
The last season Gediminas Navickas played for BC Odessa (Ukraine-Superleague). In 46 games his stats read 5.2ppg, 1.3rpg, 1.9apg, FGP: 40.4%, 3PT: 31.1%, FT: 73.6%.



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


Stats Leaders - Men
Points Per Game
 Joshua BROWN
  Dinamo B.
  (187-G-88)
  Avg: 27.5
 1. Brown, Dinamo B.27.5 
 2. Durham, Dinamo B.26.5 
 3. Silvasan, U.Mobite.25.5 
 4. Dykes, U.Mobite.25.0 
 5. Burlacu, Ploiesti24.0 
 6. Maric, Oradea22.7 
 7. Ross, Craiova21.5 
 8. Martinic, CSM B.21.0 
 9. VanderMeer, Gaz M.20.5 
 10. Forte, Targu Mures20.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Allen DURHAM
  Dinamo B.
  (198-F-88)
  Avg: 13
 1. Durham, Dinamo B.13.0 
 2. Stanescu, Targu M.12.0 
 3. Seals, Giurgiu11.0 
 4. Kazarnovski, Pites.10.5 
 5. Forte, Targu Mures10.0 
 6. Dies, Perla Harghi.10.0 
 7. McKenzie, CSM B.9.5 
 8. Ross, Craiova9.0 
 9. Nicoara, Gaz Metan8.5 
 10. VanderMeer, Gaz M.8.5 
Assists Per Game
 Florin MUNTEAN
  Gaz Metan
  (184-PG-88)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Muntean, Gaz Metan7.5 
 2. Hardy, Giurgiu7.0 
 3. Long, Perla Harghi.6.7 
 4. Fields, Rovinari6.5 
 5. Nikolic, Rovinari6.5 
 6. Wisseh, CSU Sibiu6.0 
 7. Cooley, Targu M.6.0 
 8. Howell, Gaz Metan5.5 
 9. Popescu, Otopeni5.0 
 10. Maric, Oradea5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Kyndall DYKES
  U.Mobite.
  (190-G/F-87)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Dykes, U.Mobite.7.5 
 2. Dzambic, Ploiesti6.5 
 3. Burlacu, Ploiesti4.5 
 4. Capusan, Ploiesti4.0 
 5. Cooley, Targu M.3.5 
 6. Morris, U.Mobite.3.5 
 7. Vlahovic, Ploiesti3.0 
 8. Fields, Rovinari3.0 
 9. Howell, Gaz Metan3.0 
 10. Mitchell, Gaz Met.3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Bryson MCKENZIE
  CSM B.
  (211-C-83)
  Avg: 4
 1. McKenzie, CSM B.4.0 
 2. Vlahovic, Ploiesti3.0 
 3. Dzambic, Ploiesti2.5 
 4. VanderMeer, Gaz M.2.5 
 5. Morris, U.Mobite.2.5 
 6. Lawrence, U.Mobite.2.0 
 7. Carutasu, CSM B.2.0 
 8. Archie, Timisoara1.7 
 9. Oluic, Rovinari1.5 
 10. Silvasan, U.Mobit.1.5 


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


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Partizan close to get Milan Macvan - by Eurobasket News
Partizan is close to get Milan Macvan (206-C-89, agency: INVICTUS Sports Group) on loan for the entire season. Partizan and Macvan verbally agreed a deal and they wait for the green light by Maccabi Electra Tel-Aviv. Macvan signed with Maccabi in December of 2010. He played 12 Euroleague games for them last season averaging 3.5 points and 1.7 rebounds. He also added 6.7 ppg and 3 rpg for 21 games in Israeli league. Maccabi won the Premier league title and National Cup last season. They also reached Euroleague Finals. Macvan played for Serbian NT at the EuroBasket in Lithuania this summer. He had 7.4 ppg and 4.1 rpg for 11 games. Partizan already got center Miroslav Raduljica on loan from Anadolu Efes. The Serbian powerhouse also temporarily returned NBA player Nikola Pekovic.

Radnicki Kragujevac and Yunus Cankaya split - by Eurobasket News
Radnicki Kragujevac announced that Yunus Cankaya (199-F-85, agency: EM-PA) is no longer member of the team. Two sides agreed to terminate the contract. The Turkish forward joined Radnicki during the summer. He appeared just twice in Adriatic league averaging 3.5 points, 4 rebounds and 1.5 assists. Yunus Cankaya played for Turk Telekom Ankara last season. He had 10.3 ppg, 3.5 rpg and 2.1 apg for them in 30 TBL games. Cankaya also added 11.2 ppg, 2.4 rpg and 2.8 apg for 5 games in EuroChallenge. From 2007 to 2010, Yunus Cankaya played for Banvit. In their first season together he registered 13.6 ppg, 2.9 rpg and 2.1 apg for 8 FIBA EuroCup games. His numbers in TBL were lower. In the past, Cankaya was a member of Selcuk, Tekelspor and Yesilyurt.

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


Stats Leaders - 1A
Points Per Game
 Marko POPOVIC
  Sloga
  (193-G-84)
  Avg: 25
 1. Popovic, Sloga25.0 
 2. Milisavljevi., Meg.23.5 
 3. Bunic, Vojvodina23.0 
 4. Jovovic, Smederevo21.0 
 5. Smiljanic, Radnic.20.5 
 6. Dimic, Radnicki.20.0 
 7. Kovac, OKK Beograd20.0 
 8. Mijajlovic, Sloga19.5 
 9. Zigeranovic, Borac19.5 
 10. Dramicanin, Borac19.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ivan KUBUROVIC
  Slobod.
  (203-F-81)
  Avg: 10
 1. Kuburovic, Slobod.10.0 
 2. Smiljanic, Radnic.9.0 
 3. Zigeranovic, Borac8.5 
 4. Mijajlovic, Sloga8.0 
 5. Balaban, Smederevo8.0 
 6. Cantekin, Mega V.8.0 
 7. Tubak, Radnicki.7.5 
 8. Dramicanin, Borac7.0 
 9. Drca, OKK Beograd7.0 
 10. Markovic, Vojvo.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Stefan JOVIC
  Sloga
  (190-G-90)
  Avg: 8
 1. Jovic, Sloga8.0 
 2. Milisavljevi., Meg.8.0 
 3. Sepa, OKK Beograd8.0 
 4. Stefanovic, Smede.7.0 
 5. Boltic, BKK R.7.0 
 6. Micic, Mega Vizura6.0 
 7. Mitrovic, OKK B.6.0 
 8. Vujosevic, Vojvo.5.0 
 9. Popovic, Sloga4.0 
 10. Dundjerski, Vojvo.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Vasilije MICIC
  Mega Vizura
  (192-PG-94)
  Avg: 5
 1. Micic, Mega Vizura5.0 
 2. Knezevic, OKK B.4.0 
 3. Balmazovic, Metalac4.0 
 4. Kuzeta, Vojvodina4.0 
 5. Gacic, BKK Radnicki3.5 
 6. Popovic, Sloga3.5 
 7. Sepa, OKK Beograd3.0 
 8. Boltic, BKK R.3.0 
 9. Lalic, BKK Radnicki2.5 
 10. Jovic, Sloga2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Zoran MAJKIC
  Prolet.
  (207-C-78)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Majkic, Prolet.1.5 
 2. Zigeranovic, Borac1.5 
 3. Mijajlovic, Sloga1.0 
 4. Popovic, Sloboda1.0 
 5. Cantekin, Mega V.1.0 
 6. Vasilic, Radnic.1.0 
 7. Matovic, Mega V.1.0 
 8. Kalinic, Vojvodina1.0 
 9. Petronic, BKK R.1.0 
 10. Boltic, BKK R.1.0 


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Standings - 1A
Telemach Standings
 1. Elektra 1-0 
 2. Geoplin Slovan 1-0 
 3. Polzela 1-0 
 4. Sentjur 1-0 
 5. Helios 0-0 
 6. Zlatorog 0-0 
 7. LTHcast Mercator 0-1 
 8. Maribor Messer 0-1 
 9. Parklji 0-1 
 10. Rogaska 0-1 
Play in international cups:
 1. Krka
 2. Union Olimpija


Stats Leaders - 1A
Points Per Game
 Blaz MAHKOVIC
  LTHcas.
  (194-F-90)
  Avg: 27
 1. Mahkovic, LTHcas.27.0 
 2. Pajic, Geoplin Slo.19.0 
 3. Djugum, Geoplin19.0 
 4. Rupnik, Geoplin15.0 
 5. Mihailovic, LTHcas.12.0 
 6. Cigoja, Geoplin12.0 
 7. Soldo, LTHcast12.0 
 8. Grum, Geoplin Slov.11.0 
 9. Kastrati, LTHcas.6.0 
 10. Cajic, LTHcast6.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ante DJUGUM
  Geoplin .
  (211-C-88)
  Avg: 8
 1. Djugum, Geoplin8.0 
 2. Soldo, LTHcast6.0 
 3. Pajic, Geoplin Slo.6.0 
 4. Cajic, LTHcast6.0 
 5. Mahkovic, LTHcas.4.0 
 6. Zavrsnik, LTHcas.4.0 
 7. Cigoja, Geoplin4.0 
 8. Rupnik, Geoplin4.0 
 9. Mezek, LTHcast4.0 
 10. Kastrati, LTHcas.3.0 
Assists Per Game
 Luka RUPNIK
  Geoplin .
  (184-PG-93)
  Avg: 7
 1. Rupnik, Geoplin7.0 
 2. Tomic, Geoplin Slo.3.0 
 3. Mihailovic, LTHcas.3.0 
 4. Grum, Geoplin Slov.2.0 
 5. Soldo, LTHcast2.0 
 6. Mezek, LTHcast2.0 
 7. Cajic, LTHcast2.0 
 8. Kastrati, LTHcas.1.0 
 9. Djugum, Geoplin1.0 
 10. Cigoja, Geoplin1.0 
Steals Per Game
 Blaz MAHKOVIC
  LTHcas.
  (194-F-90)
  Avg: 3
 1. Mahkovic, LTHcas.3.0 
 2. Mezek, LTHcast3.0 
 3. Pajic, Geoplin Slo.2.0 
 4. Mihailovic, LTHcas.1.0 
 5. Soldo, LTHcast1.0 
 6. Tomic, Geoplin Slo.1.0 
 7. Bosnjak, LTHcas.1.0 
 8. Cigoja, Geoplin1.0 
 9. Rupnik, Geoplin1.0 
 10. Buda, Geoplin Slo.0.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Ante DJUGUM
  Geoplin .
  (211-C-88)
  Avg: 1
 1. Djugum, Geoplin1.0 
 2. Kosec, Geoplin Slo.0.0 
 3. Kastrati, LTHcas.0.0 
 4. Grum, Geoplin Slov.0.0 
 5. Soldo, LTHcast0.0 
 6. Dobravec, Geopli.0.0 
 7. Pajic, Geoplin Slo.0.0 
 8. Demsar, LTHcas.0.0 
 9. Micic, LTHcast0.0 
 10. Cigoja, Geoplin0.0 


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


Slovan the only road team to win Round 1 - by Zeljko Zule
Slovan were the only team to win a road game in opening round of 2011-12 Teleamch League with a 70-66 win at LTHCast. Hopsi defeated Maribor, Elektra limited newly promoted Rogaska to just four points in the final quarter. Guided by two players with a double-double, Sentjur outscored Parklji 97-65.
LTHCast-Slovan 76-79: The game saw 12 lead changes and 12 ties and the largest lead for either team was nine points. Slovan made a 10-2 run early in the final quarter to take a lead 65-61 and never looked back from there. Luka Rupnik (184-PG-93) made a lay-up to give Slovan lead 78-76 with 25 seconds remaining. The home team lost the ball with 0:07 to go and sealed a win for Slovan who had all starters in double figures. Ante Dogum and Marko Pajic both scored 19 points, Luka Rupnik had 15 points and 7 rebounds, Dejan Cigoja added 12 points and Luka Grum 11. LTH outrebounded Slovan 32-26, picking up 15 offensive boards, but shot just 59-percent (16-of-27) from the free throw line. Blaz Mahkovic netted 27 points and Vladimir Mihailovic and Vjeran Soldo added 12 points each.
Hopsi-Maribor 80-76: There were only one tie and one lead change. Maribor never relinquished after going ahead midway through the first half, 20-21. Miha Vasl and Dejan Hohler both scored 14 points for Hopsi, Dmitry Sviridov added 12 and Andrej Podvrsnik 11. Maribor was led by Ilija Zolotic with 23 points and 10 rebounds, Bojan Jovanovic had 13 points and 6 rebounds and Sasa Mucic posted 11 points.
Elektra-Rogaska 69-46: Elektra opened the second half with 11 consecutive points to take a crucial lead 42-29. Ziga Zagorc scored game high 15 points with 6 rebounds and 6 assists, Mensud Julevic posted 12 rebounds and Salih Nuhanovic grabbed 9 rebounds. Rogaska were limited to just 4 points in the final quarter. Semir Smajlovic finished with 13 points, Boban Tomic added 10 points and Milos Miljkovic, last season Elektra's player, had 9 rebounds.
Sentjur-Parklji 97-66: Sentjur never trailed, taking control early with a 14-1 run. Travis Nelson finished with 16 points and 13 rebounds, Patrick Rembert had 13 points and 13 rebounds, Igor Maric led all scorers with 19 points, Ivan Dztic added 18 points and Mladen Primorac posted 12 points. Parklji shot just 2-of-19 behind the 3-point line. Esmir Rizvic collected 15 points and 12 rebounds and Matej Luznar scored 12 points.
Helios-Zlatorog 22/11.




Nova Gorica withdraw from D2 League - by Zeljko Zule
Severe financial difficulties have forced Nova Gorica to became the next team to pull out of the D2 League. They played just two games of the 2011-12 season (Grosuplje 49-97, @Triglav 58-104) and results will not be expunged. Basketball Federation of Slovenia (KZS) ruled the both games played by Nova Gorica this season will still count, with each team to play 25 matches rather than 26. KZS has also relegated the team to the fourth division.


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  SOUTH KOREA   


Promy Overcome Sloppy First Half to Win Season Opener - by Kevin Campigotto
Midway through the third quarter Wonju Dongbu Promy center Rod Benson (207-F/C-84, college: California) slammed home a thunderous dunk, gave his trademark salute, and just like that the Promy were back in a game that they had practically given away in the first half. Benson had 28 points and 13 rebounds as the Promy held on to defeat Anyang KGC 67-65.

In the first half the Promy played incredibly sloppy turning the ball over repeatedly on post passes. They saw easy layups vanish as balls sailed out of bounds or into defenders hands. KGC held a five point advantage after one, and after a second quarter filled with careless mistakes the lead was 15.

In the third quarter the Promy woke up and the comeback was on. The lead was cut to 10 when Promy All-Star forward Kim Joo-Sung (205-F/C-79) picked up his fourth foul and was forced to sit. Kim was in foul trouble all night, but thankfully for the Promy so was his KGC counterpart, forward Oh Sek-Eun (200-C-87). With Kim on the bench the Promys defense locked down, forcing KGC into bad shots and shot clock violations. The Promy still trailed by 3 after three quarters but the momentum had turned.

It took just over a minute for the Promy to take the lead but every time they started to pull away KGC hit three point shots to keep them close. Midway through the quarter Benson was hammed on a drive to the rim but no foul was called. While he argued with the referee, KGC took the ball up the court and turned it over. An outlet pass later and Benson had another wide open dunk.

The game came down to the wire and the Promy held a 66-65 lead with one minute remaining. KGCs Ok was called for an offensive foul for hooking Kim Joo-Sung, his fifth and final foul. On the ensuing possession Promy point guard Hwang Jin-Won (189-G-78) split a pair of free throws leaving the door open for a KGC victory. KGC missed a three point shot and as players scrambled for the rebound the horn sounded and giving Wonju its first win of the year.

Much touted KGC import Rodney White (206-C/F-80, college: Charlotte) had 20 points and 10 rebounds despite being in foul trouble early in the game. He also struggled to pass the ball out of the double team and turned it over five times. Next up for Wonju is Inchon, Sunday at 5pm.

Game Notes
Dongbu Promy
Rod Benson- 28 points, 13 rebounds, played all 40 minutes
Yoon Ho-Young (198-F-84) 11 points
Kim Joo-Sung- 12 points



Anyang KGC

Rodney White- 20 points, 10 rebounds, played 39:51 seconds
Kim Tae-Sool (180-G-84) 14 points
Oh Sek-Eun- 12 points
Kim Sung-Chul (195-F-76)- 10 points, 2/3 from 3 point





Standings
KBL Standings
 1. KCC Egis 3-1 
 2. Dongbu Promy 2-1 
 3. ET Land 2-1 
 4. Daegu Orions 2-1 
 5. Anyang KGC 2-1 
 6. Sonic Boom KT 2-1 
 7. Samsung Th. 2-1 
 8. LG Sakers 1-2 
 9. Mobis Phoebus 0-3 
 10. SK Knights 0-4 


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  SPAIN   


Stats Leaders - LEB Gold
Points Per Game
 Jose Angel ANTELO
  Caceres
  (203-F/C-87)
  Avg: 20.8
 1. Antelo, Caceres20.8 
 2. DeVries, Melilla20.8 
 3. Bivia, Mallorca20.5 
 4. Knutson, Mallorca18.8 
 5. Durley, Leon18.5 
 6. Narros, Navarra18.3 
 7. Phillip, Burgos18.0 
 8. Witt, Clavijo18.0 
 9. Feldeine, Breogan17.8 
 10. Fernandez, Grana.17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Cristopher MORTELLARO
  Leon
  (206-F/C-82)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Mortellaro, Leon10.3 
 2. Orfila, Huesca9.8 
 3. Antelo, Caceres9.3 
 4. Donaldson, Tenerife9.0 
 5. Williams, Caceres9.0 
 6. McNeil, Huesca8.8 
 7. O''Leary, Palencia8.3 
 8. Phillip, Burgos8.3 
 9. Diouf, Palencia8.3 
 10. Lawal, Clavijo8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Mathew WITT
  Clavijo
  (183-PG-84)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Witt, Clavijo5.5 
 2. Alvarado, La Palma5.0 
 3. Jimenez, Menorca4.8 
 4. Rodriguez, Caceres4.5 
 5. Norris, Lleida4.3 
 6. Lopez, Burgos4.0 
 7. Bravo, Palencia3.8 
 8. Garrido, Palencia3.8 
 9. DeVries, Melilla3.5 
 10. Arco, Melilla3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Jeffrey XAVIER
  Palencia
  (185-G-85)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Xavier, Palencia4.8 
 2. Lopez, La Palma3.0 
 3. Guerra, Granada3.0 
 4. Alonso, Mallorca2.8 
 5. Bernabe, Leon2.8 
 6. Schaftenaar, La P.2.5 
 7. Toledo, Burgos2.5 
 8. Otegui, Menorca2.3 
 9. Diaz, La Palma2.3 
 10. Krabbenhoft, Breo.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Thomas COLEMAN
  Girona
  (205-F/C-88)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Coleman, Girona2.3 
 2. Kuzmin, Clinicas.1.8 
 3. Diouf, Palencia1.5 
 4. Freimanis, Girona1.3 
 5. Mejeris, Clavijo1.3 
 6. Green, Mallorca1.0 
 7. Schreiber, CB Tarr.1.0 
 8. Antelo, Caceres1.0 
 9. Moss, Palencia1.0 
 10. Santana, La Palma1.0 


Standings - ACB
ACB Standings
 1. Unicaja 3-0 
 2. Assignia M. 2-0 
 3. Caja Laboral 2-0 
 4. FCB Regal 2-0 
 5. B.de Rueda V. 1-0 
 6. Cajasol 1-1 
 7. Asefa Estudian. 1-1 
 8. Bizkaia Bilbao 1-1 
 9. Blusens M. 1-1 
 10. FIATC Joventut 1-1 
 11. Valencia 1-1 
 12. Real Madrid 1-1 
 13. Lucentum 1-1 
 14. CAI Zaragoza 0-1 
 15. Fuenlabrada 0-2 
 16. GC 2014 0-2 
 17. UCAM Murcia 0-2 
 18. Lagun Aro GBC 0-3 


LEB Gold Round 4 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News
Caceres 2016 (#8) forced the game against CB Granada (#2) into a double-overtime, but lost by four points 92-96. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Caceres 2016. Jesus Fernandez fired 22 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. CB Granada's coach Curro Segura allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. CB Granada maintains second position with 3-1 record behind leader Lleida, which they share with 3 other teams. Caceres 2016 at the other side dropped to the sixth place with two games lost. CB Granada's next round opponent will be Baloncesto Leon (#15) on the road which should be an easy win for them. Caceres 2016 will play against the league's second-placed Ford Burgos (#2).
One of their biggest challengers Girona FC (2-2) fell to seventh ranked Ford Burgos (3-1) in overtime by five points 78-83 on Friday night. It was a key game for the second position in the league. Worth to mention a great performance of Darren Phillip who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds (made all of his eight free throws). Girona FC's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Ford Burgos moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Girona FC dropped to the sixth position with two games lost. Ford Burgos will face Caceres 2016 (#10) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Girona FC will play against Basquet Mallorca (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

Other games in round 4 were not that significant. Clavijo was beaten by Menorca on the road 89-87. Tenerife destroyed Mallorca on its own court 107-79. Winless Clinicas Rincon unfortunately lost to La Palma in a road game 64-79. Lleida managed to beat Breogan at home 67-65. Navarra was defeated by Palencia on the opponent's court 81-89. Huesca beat CB Tarragona in a home game 84-77. Melilla was destroyed by Leon on the road 91-70.
The most impressive performance of 4th round was 25 points and 6 rebounds by Alejandro Abrines of Clinicas Rincon.



Menorca - Clavijo 89-87

There was a surprise result when thirteenth ranked Menorca Basquet (2-2) edged higher ranked CB Clavijo (2-2) in Mahon 89-87 on Friday. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 21-15. But CB Clavijo won second period 25-20. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Menorca Basquet looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists comparing to just 10 passes made by CB Clavijo's players. Worth to mention a great performance of center Oliver Arteaga (211-83) who helped to win the game recording 26 points and 5 rebounds (on 12-of-15 shooting from the field). Power forward Roberto Morentin (206-81, college: Cent.Florida) contributed with 14 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Four Menorca Basquet players scored in double figures. American point guard Mathew Witt (183-84, college: E.Kentucky) replied with 25 points and 5 assists and naturalized American forward Jeffrey Bonds (199-82, college: Cal Poly Pomona) added 14 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for CB Clavijo. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Menorca Basquet moved-up to sixth place, which they share with 7 other teams including defeated CB Clavijo. Menorca Basquet will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Menorca: O.Arteaga 26+5reb+2ast, M.Blanch 15+2reb, R.Morentin 14+5reb+4ast, D.Navarro 13+7reb+2ast, U.Otegui 9+6reb+2ast, J.Jimenez 8+3reb+10ast
Clavijo: M.Witt 25+3reb+5ast, J.Bonds 14+7reb, O.Lawal 8+5reb, J.Herrero 7+6reb, D.Mediano 7+3reb+1ast, E.Suarez 6+1reb
gschID: 134547


Burgos - Girona 83-78 OT

One of their biggest challengers Girona FC (2-2) fell to seventh ranked Ford Burgos (3-1) in overtime by five points 78-83 on Friday night. It was a key game for the second position in the league. Girona FC was trailing by 4 points at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 13-12 charge of Ford Burgos, which allowed them to tie the game at the end of regular time. They were better in overtime eventually winning that period 14-9. Ford Burgos made 28-of-37 free shots (75.7 percent) during the game, while Girona FC only scored eleven points from the stripe. Girona FC was plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of British-American forward Darren Phillip (201-78, college: Fairfield) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds (made all of his eight free throws). American power forward Jerome Tillman (198-87, college: Ohio) contributed with 19 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Latvian power forward Rolands Freimanis (207-88, agency: Players Group) replied with 15 points and 9 rebounds and forward Sergi Pino (196-87) added 13 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Girona FC. Five Ford Burgos and four Girona FC players scored in double figures. Girona FC's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Ford Burgos moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Girona FC dropped to the sixth position with two games lost. Ford Burgos will face Caceres 2016 (#10) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Girona FC will play against Basquet Mallorca (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Burgos: J.Tillman 19+8reb, D.Phillip 16+11reb+1ast, J.Castro 13+1reb+2ast, M.Vinicius Toledo 12+6reb+1ast, D.Lopez 12+2reb+3ast, J.Aguilar 3+1reb+3ast
Girona: R.Freimanis 15+9reb+2ast, S.Pino 13+9reb+3ast, M.Fernandez 12+6reb, D.Middleton 11+1reb, X.Guirao 9+3reb, T.Coleman 6+5reb+1ast
gschID: 134540


Tenerife - Mallorca 107-79

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both fifth ranked Tenerife and 6th ranked Basquet Mallorca had identical 2-1 record. This time Tenerife used a home court advantage and smashed the opponent from Mallorca 107-79 on Friday night. The game without a history. Tenerife led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Tenerife outrebounded Basquet Mallorca 37-26 including 24 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Basquet Mallorca's players. It was a very good performance for the former international power forward Ricardo Guillen (205-76) who helped to win the game recording 20 points and 6 rebounds. point guard Albert Sabat (187-85) contributed with 16 points and 5 assists for the winners. Four Tenerife players scored in double figures. Tenerife's coach Alejandro Martinez felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American guard Levi Knutson (193-88, college: Colorado, agency: FCM) replied with 23 points and point guard Joan Carles Bivia (185-85) added 21 points in the effort for Basquet Mallorca. Tenerife have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams. Newly promoted Basquet Mallorca keeps the sixth position with two games lost. Tenerife will face CB Clavijo (#11) in Logrono in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Basquet Mallorca will play on the road against Girona FC (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Tenerife: R.Guillen 20+6reb+2ast, L.Rost 18+5reb+1ast, A.Sabat 16+4reb+5ast, N.Richotti 12+3reb+3ast, J.Heras 11+2ast, J.Donaldson 10+4reb+2ast
Mallorca: L.Knutson 23+4reb, J.Carles Bivia 21+2reb, S.Alonso 11+5reb+3ast, G.Justo 7+2reb+3ast, S.Green 5+3reb+1ast, J.Amador 5+4reb+1ast
gschID: 134541


La Palma - Clinicas Rincon 79-64

Very predictable result when fourth ranked UB La Palma (3-1) won against at home bottom-ranked Clinicas Rincon (0-4) 79-64 on Friday. The hosts trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 53-35 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. UB La Palma made 18-of-23 free shots (78.3 percent) during the game. They also forced 28 Clinicas Rincon turnovers. It was a very good performance for Dutch power forward Roeland Schaftenaar (211-88, college: Oregon St.) who helped to win the game recording 22 points and 5 rebounds. American forward Lucas Sikma (203-89, college: Portland) contributed with 19 points and 6 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. Swingman Alejandro Abrines (198-93) replied with 25 points and 6 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) and point guard Jose Pozas (181-92) added 12 points and 4 assists in the effort for Clinicas Rincon. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. UB La Palma moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Clinicas Rincon still closes the standings with four games lost. UB La Palma will face Basquet Mallorca (#7) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. Clinicas Rincon will play against the league's leader Lleida Basquet (#1) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
La Palma: R.Schaftenaar 22+5reb+2ast, L.Sikma 19+6reb+2ast, J.Bonhome 11+1ast, O.Alvarado 7+2reb+7ast, S.Arrocha 6+2ast, A.Lopez 5
Clinicas Rincon: A.Abrines 25+6reb+1ast, J.Pozas 12+3reb+4ast, M.Lorenzo 9+9reb, A.Diaz 4+1reb+1ast, O.Kuzmin 4+3reb, M.Nguirane 4+3reb
gschID: 134542


Lleida - Breogan 67-65

Not a big story in a game when 10th ranked Leche Rio Breogan (2-2) was edged on the road by top-ranked Lleida Basquet (4-0) 67-65 on Friday. However just two-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. The hosts trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 23-16 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. It was a very good performance for American-Madagascar power forward Charles Ramsdell (208-85, college: Tulsa, agency: Court Side) who helped to win the game recording 15 points and 8 rebounds. American-Croatian guard Marcus Norris (185-74, college: Ball St., agency: SportsTalent) contributed with 9 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. American swingman Joseph Krabbenhoft (201-87, college: Wisconsin, agency: N.E.T.) replied with 13 points and 7 rebounds and his fellow American import power forward Brooks Sales (208-80, college: Villanova) added 9 points in the effort for Leche Rio Breogan. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Lleida Basquet have a solid four-game winning streak. Lleida Basquet maintains first position with 4-0 record. Loser Leche Rio Breogan dropped to the sixth place with two games lost. Lleida Basquet will face bottom-ranked Clinicas Rincon (#18) in Malaga in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Leche Rio Breogan will play at home against Palencia Baloncesto (#13).
Top scorers:
Lleida: C.Ramsdell 15+8reb+1ast, J.Kale 12+2reb, M.Norris 9+5reb+2ast, M.Rubio 8+2reb+4ast, F.Vazquez 7+3reb+2ast, A.Alzamora 6+4reb
Breogan: J.Krabbenhoft 13+7reb+1ast, S.Ogirri 12+2reb+2ast, B.Sales 9+4reb+3ast, J.Feldeine 9+2reb+2ast, M.Gomez 8+3reb+1ast, A.Navajas 6+1reb
gschID: 134543


Palencia - Navarra 89-81

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both fifteenth ranked Palencia Baloncesto and 14th ranked Grupo Iruna Navarra had identical 1-2 record. This time Palencia Baloncesto used a home court advantage and defeated the opponent from Pamplona 89-81 on Friday night. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Grupo Iruna Navarra won third quarter 22-20. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Grupo Iruna Navarra was plagued by 30 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for Senegalese center Michel Diouf (208-89) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 rebounds. American-Cape Verdean guard Jeffrey Xavier (185-85, college: Providence) contributed with 15 points and 4 assists for the winners. American power forward Kevin Langford (204-85, college: TCU) replied with 18 points and 6 rebounds and guard Inaki Narros (194-81) added 16 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Grupo Iruna Navarra. Four Grupo Iruna Navarra players scored in double figures. Grupo Iruna Navarra's coach tested eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Palencia Baloncesto (2-2) moved-up to sixth place, which they share with 7 other teams. Grupo Iruna Navarra lost third consecutive game. They keep the fourteenth position with three games lost. Palencia Baloncesto will face Leche Rio Breogan (#9) in Lugo in the next round. Grupo Iruna Navarra will play at home against Lobe Huesca (#14) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Palencia: J.Xavier 15+2reb+4ast, M.Diouf 13+10reb+2ast, K.Swanston 11+3reb, A.Moss 10+5reb+1ast, R.Mena 10+1reb+2ast, R.Leichtweis 9+5reb
Navarra: K.Langford 18+6reb+2ast, I.Narros 16+5reb+3ast, O.Starosta 10+6reb, J.Garcia 10+5reb, M.Uriz 10+3reb+3ast, V.Perez 5+1reb+1ast
gschID: 134544


Huesca - CB Tarragona 84-77

There was a minor upset when higher ranked CB Tarragona 2017 (1-3) lost on the road to seventeenth ranked Lobe Huesca (1-3) 84-77 on Friday. The hosts trailed by 11 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 7 points. Lobe Huesca outrebounded CB Tarragona 2017 42-25 including 17 on the offensive glass. CB Tarragona 2017 was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for American forward Maurice McNeil (205-87, college: Houston) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 15 points and 12 rebounds. Forward Adrian Garcia (201-85) contributed with 13 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Five Lobe Huesca players scored in double figures. American forward Jonathan Mitchell (200-87, college: Rutgers) replied with 17 points and 8 rebounds and Latvian center Andrejs Selakovs (210-88, agency: Players Group) added 9 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for CB Tarragona 2017. CB Tarragona 2017's coach tested eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Lobe Huesca left bottom position moving up to fourteenth place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated CB Tarragona 2017. Lobe Huesca will face Grupo Iruna Navarra (#16) in Pamplona in the next round.
Top scorers:
Huesca: M.McNeil 15+12reb, M.Montanana 14+5reb+1ast, A.Garcia 13+6reb+3ast, O.Herrero 12+1reb+2ast, J.Orfila 11+10reb, G.Leonavicius 11+4reb+3ast
CB Tarragona: J.Mitchell 17+8reb, R.Sallie 13+3reb+1ast, D.Van Oostrum 10+2reb+2ast, A.Selakovs 9+7reb+2ast, D.Fernandez 8+3ast, A.Alba 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 134545


Granada - Caceres 96-92 OT2

Caceres 2016 (#8) forced the game against CB Granada (#2) into a double-overtime, but lost by four points 92-96. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Caceres 2016. Caceres 2016 was ahead by 5 points after three quarters before a 22-17 charge of CB Granada, which allowed them to tie the game at the end of regular time. They were better in double-overtime eventually winning that period 19-15. The former international center Jesus Fernandez (204-75) fired 22 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Swingman Roberto Guerra (195-83) chipped in 18 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals. CB Granada's coach Curro Segura allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Power forward Jose Angel Antelo (203-87) produced a double-double by scoring 20 points and 11 rebounds and point guard Daniel Rodriguez (180-84) added 22 points and 4 assists respectively for lost side. Five CB Granada and four Caceres 2016 players scored in double figures. CB Granada maintains second position with 3-1 record behind leader Lleida, which they share with 3 other teams. Caceres 2016 at the other side dropped to the sixth place with two games lost. CB Granada's next round opponent will be Baloncesto Leon (#15) on the road which should be an easy win for them. Caceres 2016 will play against the league's second-placed Ford Burgos (#2).
Top scorers:
Granada: J.Fernandez 22+5reb+1ast, R.Guerra 18+5reb+4ast, C.Cobos 14+3reb+3ast, M.Rodriguez 10+2reb+1ast, M.Samb 10+2reb, J.Manuel Coego 10+7reb
Caceres: D.Rodriguez 22+3reb+4ast, L.Williams 21+8reb, J.Angel Antelo 20+11reb+2ast, X.Forcada 11+6reb+2ast, J.Sedlak 9+4reb, P.Robles 4+1reb
gschID: 134546


Leon - Melilla 91-70

There was a surprise result when eighteenth ranked Baloncesto Leon (1-3) crushed at home higher ranked Melilla Baloncesto (2-2) 91-70 on Friday. The game without a history. Baloncesto Leon led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. It was a very good performance for American-Dominican point guard Emmanuel Quezada (188-85, college: USF) who helped to win the game recording 19 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. American-Italian power forward Cristopher Mortellaro (206-82, college: Drury) contributed with 11 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. American guard Troy DeVries (193-82, college: N.Mexico) replied with 16 points and 4 assists and power forward Hector Manzano (207-80) added 13 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Melilla Baloncesto. Five Baloncesto Leon and four Melilla Baloncesto players scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Baloncesto Leon left bottom position moving up to fourteenth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Melilla Baloncesto dropped to the sixth position with two games lost. Baloncesto Leon will face higher ranked CB Granada (#3) at home in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
Top scorers:
Leon: E.Quezada 19+6reb+4ast, J.Durley 14+1reb+1ast, J.Jose Bernabe 14+6ast, J.Alberto Gonzalez 12+5reb+3ast, C.Mortellaro 11+9reb+1ast, J.Calvo 9+1reb+1ast
Melilla: T.DeVries 16+3reb+4ast, H.Manzano 13+5reb+2ast, K.Wachsmann 10+8reb, J.Salvador Arco 10+4reb+2ast, R.McKeither 7+5reb+1ast, E.Almazan 6+2reb
gschID: 134539




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


Stats Leaders - ACB
Points Per Game
 Kirk PENNEY
  Fuenlabrada
  (196-G-80)
  Avg: 22
 1. Penney, Fuenlabra.22.0 
 2. Teletovic, Caja L.22.0 
 3. Panko, Lagun A.21.0 
 4. Hettsheimer, CAI Z.21.0 
 5. Freeland, Unicaja21.0 
 6. Doellman, Assignia19.5 
 7. Singler, Lucentum17.5 
 8. Garcia, B.de R.17.0 
 9. Augustine, UCAM M.17.0 
 10. Seawright, B.de R.17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 James AUGUSTINE
  UCAM M.
  (208-F-84)
  Avg: 12
 1. Augustine, UCAM M.12.0 
 2. Martin, B.de R.11.0 
 3. Williams, FIATC J.10.0 
 4. Mainoldi, Fuenlabr.10.0 
 5. Robinson, B.de R.9.0 
 6. Reyes, Real Madrid8.0 
 7. Barlow, UCAM M.8.0 
 8. Toure, B.de R.8.0 
 9. Freeland, Unicaja7.5 
 10. Teletovic, Caja L.7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Stephane DUMAS
  B.de R.
  (190-G-78)
  Avg: 8
 1. Dumas, B.de R.8.0 
 2. Markovic, Valencia7.0 
 3. Van Rossom, CAI Z.7.0 
 4. Granger, Asefa E.4.5 
 5. Rodriguez, Assigni.4.5 
 6. Colom, Fuenlabrada4.0 
 7. Oliver, FIATC J.4.0 
 8. Rowland, Unicaja4.0 
 9. Llull, Real Madrid4.0 
 10. Sanchez, Fuenlabr.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Antoine WRIGHT
  Asefa E.
  (201-F/G-84)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Wright, Asefa E.3.5 
 2. Claver, Valencia2.5 
 3. Fernandez, Real M.2.5 
 4. Satoransky, Cajasol2.5 
 5. Barnes, Lucentum2.5 
 6. Kendall, Blusens M.2.0 
 7. Lopez, B.de R.2.0 
 8. Ndong, FCB Regal2.0 
 9. Granger, Asefa E.2.0 
 10. Rey, GC 20142.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Herve TOURE
  B.de R.
  (202-F-82)
  Avg: 3
 1. Toure, B.de R.3.0 
 2. Lasme, Blusens M.2.5 
 3. Fall, Fuenlabrada2.0 
 4. Doellman, Assignia2.0 
 5. Augustine, UCAM M.2.0 
 6. Rey, GC 20141.5 
 7. Begic, Real Madrid1.5 
 8. Palsson, Assignia1.5 
 9. Asselin, Assignia1.5 
 10. Sene, Fuenlabrada1.5 


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  SWEDEN   


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


Stats Leaders - Basketligan
Points Per Game
 Evaldas ZABAS
  Jamtland
  (188-PG-88)
  Avg: 24.7
 1. Zabas, Jamtland24.7 
 2. Palm, Boras21.0 
 3. Mbemba, LF Basket21.0 
 4. McDowell, Solna20.7 
 5. Zamroz, Boras19.3 
 6. Watt, Eco Orebro18.5 
 7. Akesson, 0818.0 
 8. Carter, Uppsala18.0 
 9. Smith, Sodertalje17.3 
 10. McKnight, Boras17.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Hlynur BAERINGSSON
  Sunds.
  (200-F/C-82)
  Avg: 12.7
 1. Baeringsson, Sunds.12.7 
 2. Toombs, Eco Orebro10.0 
 3. Lalugba, Jamtland9.7 
 4. Akesson, 089.7 
 5. Watt, Eco Orebro9.5 
 6. Johnson, Uppsala9.5 
 7. Palm, Boras9.0 
 8. McDowell, Solna8.3 
 9. Jukes, Solna8.3 
 10. Simms, Sodertalje8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Rudy MBEMBA
  LF Basket
  (181-G-87)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Mbemba, LF Basket9.3 
 2. Carter, Uppsala7.5 
 3. Krayem, Boras6.0 
 4. Hellgren, Jamtland6.0 
 5. Mitchell, Norrkopi.4.3 
 6. Akesson, 084.3 
 7. Eriksson, Uppsala4.0 
 8. Nagwere, 083.7 
 9. Lalugba, Jamtland3.7 
 10. Beck, Solna3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Johnell SMITH
  Sodertalje
  (186-PG-80)
  Avg: 4
 1. Smith, Sodertalje4.0 
 2. Mbemba, LF Basket3.7 
 3. Zabas, Jamtland3.0 
 4. Ermolinskij, Sunds.2.7 
 5. Johnson, Sundsvall2.7 
 6. Pleick, Eco Orebro2.5 
 7. Koutras, Eco Orebro2.5 
 8. Carter, Uppsala2.5 
 9. McDowell, Solna2.3 
 10. Mitchell, Norrkop.2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Demond WATT
  Eco Orebro
  (200-F-89)
  Avg: 3
 1. Watt, Eco Orebro3.0 
 2. Ramsey, LF Basket2.3 
 3. Johnson, Uppsala2.0 
 4. Simms, Sodertalje2.0 
 5. Lalugba, Jamtland1.7 
 6. Blom, 081.3 
 7. Doychinov, Solna1.3 
 8. Palm, Boras1.0 
 9. Klaric, Jamtland1.0 
 10. Claxton, Jamtland1.0 


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


Stats Leaders - BasketEttan
Points Per Game
 John FITZGERALD
  Malbas
  (193-G-84)
  Avg: 24
 1. Fitzgerald, Malbas24.0 
 2. Johansson, Orongo22.0 
 3. Andersson, Eagles21.5 
 4. Bankhead Ba., Ho.21.5 
 5. Isaksson, Hogsbo20.0 
 6. Bergstrom, Black.20.0 
 7. Banks, Taby19.3 
 8. Vukovic, Helsingbo.19.3 
 9. Johansson, Haga H.19.0 
 10. Merzoug, Eagles19.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Samir ALI HUSSEIN
  LF Fu.
  (198-F-92)
  Avg: 14
 1. Ali Hussein, LF Fu.14.0 
 2. Petkovski, Srbija13.3 
 3. Vukovic, Helsingbo.12.3 
 4. Flink, Helsingborg12.0 
 5. Hartmann, Akropol11.0 
 6. Bergstrom, Black.10.3 
 7. Robinson, Brahe B.9.7 
 8. Fitzgerald, Malbas9.5 
 9. Savickas, Hoganas9.0 
 10. Almstrand, Malbas9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Farzad NOURI
  Blackeberg
  (179-G-82)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Nouri, Blackeberg8.3 
 2. Fitzgerald, Malbas7.0 
 3. Cedermarker, Srb.6.5 
 4. Wazzi, Nassjo5.7 
 5. Banks, Taby5.3 
 6. Perisic, Eagles5.0 
 7. Ghebremeskel, Eag.5.0 
 8. Garcia, Hogsbo5.0 
 9. Masabe, Solna B.4.7 
 10. Blazevic, Talje4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Karim WAZZI
  Nassjo
  (173-PG-88)
  Avg: 5
 1. Wazzi, Nassjo5.0 
 2. Hultman-Boye, Hag.4.0 
 3. Fitzgerald, Malbas4.0 
 4. Karovic, Eos3.7 
 5. Ghebremeskel, Eag.3.7 
 6. Cahilig, Brahe Bas.3.7 
 7. Svensson, Solna B.3.5 
 8. Dawit, Fryshuset3.5 
 9. Svedas, Srbija3.0 
 10. Roslund, Srbija3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Joseph TAYLOR
  Eagles
  (203-F-85)
  Avg: 3
 1. Taylor, Eagles3.0 
 2. Robinson, Brahe B.2.3 
 3. Ali Hussein, LF Fu.2.0 
 4. Nilsson, Orongo2.0 
 5. Bergstrom, Black.1.7 
 6. Tellwe, Hogsbo1.5 
 7. Fitzgerald, Malbas1.5 
 8. Femic, Eagles1.3 
 9. Johansson, Solna1.3 
 10. Neffati, Norrkopi.1.3 


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  TURKEY   


Standings - TBL
TBL Standings
 1. Anadolu Efes 1-0 
 2. Fener.Ulker 1-0 
 3. Galatasaray 1-0 
 4. Tofas 1-0 
 5. Aliaga 0-0 
 6. Antalya 0-0 
 7. Bandirma Kir. 0-0 
 8. Banvit BK 0-0 
 9. Besiktas 0-0 
 10. Hacettepe Univ. 0-0 
 11. Karsiyaka 0-0 
 12. Turk Telekom 0-0 
 13. Erdemir 0-1 
 14. Mersin 0-1 
 15. Olin Edirne 0-1 
 16. Trabzonspor 0-1 


Stats Leaders - D1
Points Per Game
 Fahri Kaan UNER
  Trabzonspor
  (--88)
  Avg: 20
 1. Uner, Trabzonspor20.0 
 2. Wright, Olin Edirne20.0 
 3. Songaila, Galatasa.19.0 
 4. Grundy, Mersin19.0 
 5. Vujacic, Anadolu18.0 
 6. Batista, Anadolu17.0 
 7. Buckman, Tofas17.0 
 8. Koc, Tofas13.0 
 9. Bogdanovic, Fener..13.0 
 10. Lakovic, Galatasa.13.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Vladimir STIMAC
  Olin Edirne
  (209-C-87)
  Avg: 9
 1. Stimac, Olin Edirne9.0 
 2. Gist, Fener.Ulker8.0 
 3. Ruzic, Tofas7.0 
 4. Buckman, Tofas7.0 
 5. Koc, Tofas7.0 
 6. Grier, Mersin7.0 
 7. Peker, Fener.Ulker6.0 
 8. Pars, Mersin6.0 
 9. Savanovic, Anadolu6.0 
 10. Batista, Anadolu5.0 
Assists Per Game
 Kenan SIPAHI
  Tofas
  (192-PG-95)
  Avg: 8
 1. Sipahi, Tofas8.0 
 2. Ilievski, Anadolu6.0 
 3. Senturk, Erdemir5.0 
 4. Koc, Tofas5.0 
 5. Nichols, Tofas4.0 
 6. Wright, Olin Edirne4.0 
 7. Vujacic, Anadolu4.0 
 8. Arslan, Galatasaray4.0 
 9. Uner, Trabzonspor3.0 
 10. Ukic, Fener.Ulker3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Kaya PEKER
  Fener.Ulker
  (207-C/F-80)
  Avg: 3
 1. Peker, Fener.Ulker3.0 
 2. Grier, Mersin3.0 
 3. Kinsey, Anadolu3.0 
 4. Grundy, Mersin3.0 
 5. Ilyasova, Anadolu2.0 
 6. Kaya, Trabzonspor2.0 
 7. Ruzic, Tofas2.0 
 8. Ilievski, Anadolu2.0 
 9. Vujacic, Anadolu2.0 
 10. Jerrells, Fener.U.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Gerrod HENDERSON
  Erdemir
  (192-G-78)
  Avg: 2
 1. Henderson, Erdemir2.0 
 2. Koc, Tofas2.0 
 3. Kamer, Olin Edirne1.0 
 4. Ruzic, Tofas1.0 
 5. Batista, Anadolu1.0 
 6. Stimac, Olin Edirne1.0 
 7. Grier, Mersin1.0 
 8. Topaloglu, Galatas.1.0 
 9. Nichols, Tofas1.0 
 10. Aldemir, Galatasa.1.0 


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  UKRAINE   


Standings - Superleague
Superleague Standings
 1. Hoverla 4-1 
 2. Budivelnyk 3-0 
 3. Ferro-ZNTU 3-1 
 4. Khimik 3-1 
 5. Azovmash 2-0 
 6. BC Kyiv 2-1 
 7. Mykolaiv 2-2 
 8. BC Donetsk 1-2 
 9. BC Odessa 1-2 
 10. Cherkasy 1-2 
 11. DniproAzot 1-3 
 12. Halychyna 1-4 
 13. Kryvbasbasket 0-2 
 14. Dnipro 0-3 


Stats Leaders - Men
Points Per Game
 Bryan DAVIS
  Kryvbasb.
  (206-F-86)
  Avg: 22.5
 1. Davis, Kryvbasb.22.5 
 2. Green, Mykolaiv21.0 
 3. Deane, BC Odessa19.3 
 4. Thomas, Dnipro18.5 
 5. Guinn, Fe.18.3 
 6. King, BC Odessa18.0 
 7. Stojanovski, Cherk.18.0 
 8. Coleman, Hoverla17.6 
 9. Burtt, Dnipro17.3 
 10. Lee, BC Donetsk17.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Bryan DAVIS
  Kryvbasb.
  (206-F-86)
  Avg: 12
 1. Davis, Kryvbasb.12.0 
 2. Davis, Fe.11.3 
 3. King, BC Odessa11.0 
 4. Korniyenko, Dnipro10.0 
 5. Pupovic, Cherkasy9.7 
 6. Morley, Budivelnyk9.3 
 7. Chappell, Fe.9.3 
 8. Fraser, DniproAzot9.0 
 9. Ivshyn, Azovmash9.0 
 10. Goodridge, BC Kyiv8.3 
Assists Per Game
 Derrick ZIMMERMAN
  BC Kyiv
  (190-G-81)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Zimmerman, BC Kyiv6.3 
 2. Ewing, Azovmash6.0 
 3. Mitchell, Khimik5.8 
 4. Burtt, Dnipro5.7 
 5. Butskyy, Fe.5.3 
 6. Ivshyn, Azovmash5.0 
 7. Ervin, BC Kyiv5.0 
 8. Rybalko, Fe.4.8 
 9. Swanson, Hoverla4.8 
 10. Snow, Kryvbasb.4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Alvin SNOW
  Kryvbasb.
  (188-G-81)
  Avg: 3
 1. Snow, Kryvbasb.3.0 
 2. Tiggs, Hoverla2.6 
 3. Curry, BC Donetsk2.5 
 4. Stojanovski, Cherk.2.3 
 5. Low, Dnipro2.3 
 6. Davis, Kryvbasb.2.0 
 7. Miletic, Khimik2.0 
 8. Mitchell, Khimik2.0 
 9. Minard, Azovmash2.0 
 10. Gorbenko, Dnipr.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Hasan RIZVIC
  Azovmash
  (212-C-84)
  Avg: 4
 1. Rizvic, Azovmash4.0 
 2. King, BC Odessa3.7 
 3. McClintock, Mykola.3.5 
 4. Korniyenko, Dnipro3.0 
 5. Agafonov, Budiv.2.3 
 6. Zaytsev, Azovmash2.0 
 7. Davis, Kryvbasb.2.0 
 8. Zagreba, Dnipro2.0 
 9. Gorbenko, Dnipr.1.8 
 10. Wallace, Halychyna1.8 


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  UNITED ARAB EMIRATES   


United Arad Emirates took 3-0 record at the Men's Qualifying Round - by Eurobasket News
United Arad Emirates took 3-0 record at the Men's Team Qualifying Round in GCC Games. The team overcame Bahrain 93:84. They started with 30-22 and had only 3-point lead at the halftime. Moreover the hosts of the tournament grabbed the advantage after three quarters due to 27-22 in the third period. United Arad Emirates needed 23-12 in the last stanza to seal the victory.


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  UNITED KINGDOM   


BBL Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Stefan GILL
  MK Lions
  (173-G-83)
  Avg: 26
 1. Gill, MK Lions26.0 
 2. Williams, Plymouth25.0 
 3. Wierzbicki, Leices.25.0 
 4. Colbert, Plymouth.24.0 
 5. Rundles, Leiceste.22.0 
 6. Hardy, Leicester R.21.0 
 7. Bucci, Durham W.20.0 
 8. Bolds, MK Lions20.0 
 9. Gordon, Worceste.20.0 
 10. Northern, MK Lions19.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Daniel NORTHERN
  MK Lions
  (206-F/C-85)
  Avg: 17
 1. Northern, MK Lions17.0 
 2. Dobbins, Sheffield12.7 
 3. Colbert, Plymouth.12.0 
 4. Thomson, Newcastl.11.0 
 5. Tuck, Sheffield S.10.3 
 6. Hardy, Leicester R.10.0 
 7. Defoe, Newcastl.9.7 
 8. Gordon, Worceste.9.0 
 9. Schneck, Cheshire.9.0 
 10. Cranston, Glasgow8.5 
Assists Per Game
 Stefan GILL
  MK Lions
  (173-G-83)
  Avg: 6
 1. Gill, MK Lions6.0 
 2. Bucci, Durham W.5.0 
 3. Page, Cheshire Je.4.0 
 4. Green, Glasgow4.0 
 5. Bolds, MK Lions4.0 
 6. Chapman, Newcastl.3.7 
 7. Douse, Mersey T.3.7 
 8. O''Reilly, Cheshire.3.5 
 9. Brown, Cheshire.3.5 
 10. Langhurst, Sheffi.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Charles SMITH
  Newcastl.
  (198-F-75)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Smith, Newcastl.3.7 
 2. Bolds, MK Lions3.0 
 3. Colbert, Plymouth.3.0 
 4. Brown, Cheshire.3.0 
 5. Bucci, Durham W.2.5 
 6. Schneck, Cheshire.2.5 
 7. Sturt, MK Lions2.0 
 8. Ogedegebe, Guildf.2.0 
 9. McLemore, Guildf.2.0 
 10. Holmes, Leiceste.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Bill COLE
  Cheshire Jets
  (205-F-89)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Cole, Cheshire Jets2.5 
 2. Holmes, Leiceste.2.0 
 3. Dobbins, Sheffield1.3 
 4. Sturt, MK Lions1.0 
 5. Opoku, Guildfor.1.0 
 6. Madourie, Newcastl.1.0 
 7. Colbert, Plymouth.1.0 
 8. Tuck, Sheffield S.1.0 
 9. Gordon, Worceste.1.0 
 10. Thomson, Newcast.0.7 


BBL Trophy Round-up Sat 15 Oct - by Paul Nilsen
Great Britain captain Andrew Sullivan stamped his class on proceedings to rack up a terrific line on debut for Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders as they swept aside BA London Leopards 104-78 in BBL Trophy Group 3.



Sullivan was unstoppable both inside and out as he poured in 30 points including a phenomenal five of six from three-point range while also adding 8 rebounds.



Stepping up from EBL as guest participants in the BBL Trophy, Leopards kept pace with Riders in a superb opening but perhaps not surprisingly, didnt have enough depth to continue in that vein, nor anybody to stop Sullivan.



While the result fired Riders to the top of the Trophy Group standings, it's unlikely to be enough for Riders to make the last four unless Leopards can produce a giant-killing against Prestige Homes MK Lions.



Elsewhere, Glasgow Rocks squeezed past Durham Wildcats for the second time inside a week to keep their faint hopes of a place in the BBL Trophy semi-finals alive.



Sterling Davis and his players had to overturn a nine point second half deficit at Newton Aycliffe to eventually ride out 91-86 winners. Guard duo EJ Harrison (186-PG-76, college: Connecticut) and Mychal Green were the main saviours after combining for 47 points.



The Rocks host BBL Trophy Group 1 leaders Newcastle Eagles at Kelvin Hall on Sunday evening knowing they need a big win to advance having been thrashed by Fab Flournoy and his team on the opening night of the season.



Durham again showed they are worthy of a place at the top table since their step up from the EBL during the summer. They pushed their opponent hard and made life immensely difficult.



Fred Hinnenkamp and Mike Capocci continued their impressive run of form since landing with Wildcats last month with grabbing 18 points while Mario Flaherty top-scored with 20.


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


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  URUGUAY   


Malvin and Uniceub advanced to the final group - by Hector Lopez
Malvin, from Uruguay, and Uniceub, from Brazil, advanced to play the final group for the South American League after defeating Centauros (Venezuela) and Amistad (Bolivia).
Malvin with a two point shot from Bruno Fitipaldo (183-PG-91) with 15.6 seconds to play won 71-69 over Centauros. Uniceub, the last South American champions defetad Amistad 121-59. The Brazilians won the first quarter 33-3. Already classified for the final group are Pinheiros (Brazil) and Obras Sanitarias (Argentina). Two other teams will classified from the group with Ute (Ecuador), Flamengo (Brazil), Atenas (Crdoba, Argentina) and a team from Chile.
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Malvn - 71 - Fernando Martinez (170-PG-79) 16 points 5 assists, Christopher Jeffries (199-F-80, college: Wash.-St.Louis) 16 points 9 rebounds, Anthony Myles (208-F/C-82, agency: KMG Sports Management, college: Xavier) 7 points 4 rebounds, Jesse Smith (211-C/F-82, college: Idaho St.) 8 points 11 rebounds
Centauros 69 - Hector Romero (202-F/C-80, college: New Orleans) 16 points 9 rebounds, Carl Elliott (193-G-83, agency: SportsTalent, college: George Washington) 12 points 3 rebounds
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Uniceub 121 - Fabio de Oliveira 28 points 4 rebounds, Alex Ribeiro Garcia 17 points 6 rebounds, Guilherme Giovannoni (202-F-80, agency: Interperformances) 17 points 8 rebounds
Amistad 59 - Joaquin Sandoval (85) 18 points, Gene Myvett (193-G-82, college: Cal.St.-Los Angeles) 10 points 6 rebounds, Gerard Devaughn (203-C-87, college: Stillman) 9 points 6 rebounds.
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  VENEZUELA   


Standings - LNB
LNB Standings
 1. Cent.Apure 15-2 
 2. Estudiantes 13-5 
 3. Tiburones 12-7 
 4. Lanc.Cojedes 11-8 
 5. Graneros 10-8 
 6. Rojos de Sucre 10-10 
 7. Cacaoteros 1-15 
 8. Atleticos UCV 1-18 


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  VTB UNITED LEAGUE   


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




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Women News

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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE - Women  


Celje, Partizan only unbeaten teams after Round 2 - by Zeljko Zule
Celje and Partizan are the only unbeaten teams after the first two Rounds of the 2011-12 Adriatic League season.
Partizan-Vozdovac 82-76: Partizan commited 29 turnovers, but outrebounded city rival 35-12, picking up 17 offensive boards. Dajana Butulija scored 16 points and Tamara Radocaj and Maja Miljkovic both added 12 points. Partizan had their largest lead of the game at 66-54 with 6 minutes remaining. Jefemija Karakasevic, Milica Ivanovic and Irena Vrancic all scored 13 points for Vozdovac. Smiljana Ivanovic finished with 11 points.
Celje-Buducnost 87-73: A steady, well-balanced attack led Slovenian team to an easy win. Celje had six scorers in double figures. Teja Oblak posted 17 points, Sanja Orozovic had 16 points and 10 rebounds, Tina Trebec scored 16 points in just 17 minutes, Ziva Macura added 11 points and Nina Gabrovsek and Lea Jagodic posted 10 points each. Celje shot 60-percent (34-of-57) from the field, while Budcnost hit 26-of-67 field shots and missed 13 free throws. Milica Milosev scored 18 points, Ljubica Mihailovic 14, Jasmina Bigovic and Marija Vujadinovic both added 10 points and Natasa Popovic had 11 points and 12 rebounds.
Hemofarm-Sloboda 94-56: The home team led 36-13 after the first quarter and won in all four quarters. Tijana Ajdukovic (197-C-91) finished with 36 points on shooting 13-of-16 from the field and grabbed 9 rebounds, Sasa Cadjo added 25 points. Hemofarm outrebounded Sloboda 34-13 and held the without an offensive board in the game. Snezana Colic scored 13 points for Sloboda, Nevena Jovanovic added 11 and Ivana Brajkovic 10.
Celik-Radivoj Korac 68-60: Anna Tolikova scored 22 points on shooting 11-of-12 from the field, missed only the 3-pointer, and Tamara Bajic added 10 points for Celik who used a strong third quarter, 16-8, to build a double-digit lead. For Korac, Snezana Colic posted 13 points, Nevena Jovanovic 11 and Ivana Brajkovic 10.
Mladi Krajisnik-Vojvodina 70-56: Bosnian team in the third quarter outscored Vojvodina by 27. Milica Deura scored 25 points including five 3-pointers.



Standings
Adriatic League Standings
 1. Athlete Celje 2-0 
 2. Partizan 2-0 
 3. Buducnost 1-1 
 4. Celik 1-1 
 5. Hemofarm 1-1 
 6. Vozdovac 1-1 
 7. Radivoj Korac 1-1 
 8. Mladi Krajisnik 0-1 
 9. Vojvodina 0-1 
 10. Sloboda 0-2 


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Milana ZIVADINOVIC
  Vojvo.
  (173-G-91)
  Avg: 25
 1. Zivadinovic, Vojvo.25.0 
 2. Oblak, Athlete Cel.24.0 
 3. Popovic, Vojvodina21.0 
 4. Zakula, Mladi K.19.0 
 5. Trebec, Athlete19.0 
 6. Cadjo, Hemofarm18.0 
 7. Tolikova, Celik18.0 
 8. Deura, Mladi K.18.0 
 9. Ajdukovic, Hemof.17.0 
 10. Milosev, Buducno.16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ivona BOGOJE
  Mladi K.
  (193-C-76)
  Avg: 13
 1. Bogoje, Mladi K.13.0 
 2. Orozovic, Athlete9.0 
 3. Tolikova, Celik8.5 
 4. Popovic, Buducnost8.5 
 5. Stjepanovic, Radiv.8.0 
 6. Antic, Partizan8.0 
 7. Milosev, Buducnost8.0 
 8. Bura, Celik7.5 
 9. Roglic, Partizan7.0 
 10. Gambiraza, Mladi6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Biljana STANKOVIC
  Hemof.
  (176-G-74)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Stankovic, Hemof.5.5 
 2. Deura, Mladi K.5.0 
 3. Gagic, Sloboda5.0 
 4. Vrancic, Vozdovac4.0 
 5. Orozovic, Athlete4.0 
 6. Jovanovic, Radivo.4.0 
 7. Butulija, Partizan3.5 
 8. Abramovic, Athlet.3.5 
 9. Oblak, Athlete Cel.3.5 
 10. Ivanovic, Vozdov.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Biljana STANKOVIC
  Hemof.
  (176-G-74)
  Avg: 4
 1. Stankovic, Hemof.4.0 
 2. Cabarkapa, Vojvo.3.0 
 3. Mandic, Radivoj3.0 
 4. Jovanovic, Radivo.3.0 
 5. Zivadinovic, Vojvo.3.0 
 6. Vrancic, Vozdovac3.0 
 7. Popovic, Buducnost3.0 
 8. Gladden, Partizan3.0 
 9. Jovanovic, Radivo.2.5 
 10. Dangubic, Vozdov.2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Natasa POPOVIC
  Buducnost
  (194-C-82)
  Avg: 3
 1. Popovic, Buducnost3.0 
 2. Bogoje, Mladi K.2.0 
 3. Tolikova, Celik2.0 
 4. Ajdukovic, Hemof.1.5 
 5. Kovacevic, Vozdov.1.0 
 6. Radovic, Vojvodina1.0 
 7. Popovic, Vojvodina1.0 
 8. Kecojevic, Sloboda0.5 
 9. Popovic, Sloboda0.5 
 10. Jagodic, Athlete0.5 


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  AUSTRALIA - Women  


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


Stats Leaders - WNBL
Points Per Game
 Suzy BATKOVIC-BROWN
  Adelaide
  (193-C-80)
  Avg: 24.5
 1. Batkovic-B., Adela.24.5 
 2. Denson, Sydney UF24.0 
 3. Macleod, Dandenon.19.5 
 4. Madgen, Bendigo S.18.3 
 5. Richards, Bendi.18.3 
 6. Francis, Logan T.17.5 
 7. Snell, Sydney UF17.5 
 8. Richards, Bulleen17.5 
 9. Dowdell, Townsvil.17.0 
 10. O''Hea, Dandenong17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Suzy BATKOVIC-BROWN
  Adelaide
  (193-C-80)
  Avg: 14
 1. Batkovic-B., Adela.14.0 
 2. Tolo, Canberra C.12.0 
 3. Francis, Logan T.12.0 
 4. Thompson, AIS10.0 
 5. Bishop, Adelaide9.5 
 6. Wilson, Canberra.9.5 
 7. Kunek, Bulleen B.9.0 
 8. O''Hea, Dandenong9.0 
 9. Dowdell, Townsvil.9.0 
 10. Snell, Sydney UF8.5 
Assists Per Game
 Belinda SNELL
  Sydney UF
  (181-F-81)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Snell, Sydney UF7.5 
 2. Poto, Sydney UF7.5 
 3. Macleod, Dandenon.7.5 
 4. Marino, Adelaide6.5 
 5. Richards, Bulleen6.0 
 6. Cole, AIS6.0 
 7. O''Hea, Dandenong6.0 
 8. Veal, Logan T.5.5 
 9. Harrower, Bendi.4.3 
 10. Hunt, Canberra C.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Dymond SIMON
  Waves
  (165-G-)
  Avg: 3
 1. Simon, Waves3.0 
 2. Marsh, Waves3.0 
 3. Snell, Sydney UF3.0 
 4. Denson, Sydney UF3.0 
 5. Poto, Sydney UF2.5 
 6. Leedham, Bulle.2.5 
 7. Dowdell, Townsvil.2.5 
 8. Cunningham, Dande.2.0 
 9. Madgen, Bendigo S.2.0 
 10. Batkovic-B., Adel.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Marianna TOLO
  Canberra C.
  (196-C-89)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Tolo, Canberra C.3.5 
 2. Cambage, Bulle.3.0 
 3. Martin, Waves2.0 
 4. Minear, Adelaide2.0 
 5. Lewis, Canberra C.2.0 
 6. Dowdell, Townsvil.1.5 
 7. Richards, Bendi.1.3 
 8. Samuels, AIS1.0 
 9. Thompson, AIS1.0 
 10. Cox, Waves1.0 


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  BALTIC LEAGUE - Women  


Standings
Baltic League Standings
Group W
 1. Serene 0-0 
Regular Season
Group A
 1. MRU Vilnius 0-0 
 2. Olimpia 0-0 
 3. Sirenos 0-0 
 4. TTT Juniores 0-0 
 5. TTT Riga 0-0 
 6. Victoria 0-0 
Group B
 1. TLU/Volta 1-0 
 2. Berezina 0-0 
 3. Halichina 0-0 
 4. Minsk-2006 0-0 
 5. Tim-Scuf 0-0 
 6. Eclex Tallinn 0-1 
Semifinals
Group C
 1. Lemminkainen 0-0 
 2. VICI-Aistes 0-0 
Group D
 1. Gorizont 0-0 
 2. Spartak SP 0-0 


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  CROATIA - Women  


Sibenik signing Vrsaljko to replace injured Benic - by Zeljko Zule
Croatian runner-up Jolly JBS Sibenik strengthened itself with the signing of Ana Vrsaljko (188-C-84). She arrives to help fill the void left by injury to Kristina Benic (180-F-88). Vrsaljko played last three years for Croatian champion Gospic CO, for whom she averaged 3.8 points and 2.1 rebounds over 19 Adriatic League games last season. Benic last season spent with Lupa promotion Novi Zagreb and will be out indefinitely.

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  FINLAND - Women  


PeKa achieved first victory by beating up ToPo - by Elina Koskinen
PeKa gained the first serial points as they took 84-54 victory over ToPo today in Kotka. First fifteen minutes went on evenly and points were scored nearly by turns. After the first period game was in even 21-21 numbers. The same phase continued in the beginning of second quarter. After the halfway, PeKa managed to break away just a little bit, and the second period ended in numbers 20-14. Thus the half-time score was 43-35 for home team. PeKa made the final broke through in the turn of third and fourth quarter as they made 13-0 run. Home team added their lead especially in the third period winning it 26-6. But still they kept the pace on and won the last one 17-13. Even though ToPo won the rebounds clearly 33-52, it didnt help them to take third-victory-in-row. Both teams had troubles in 3-point-shots, but particularly ToPo made a poor performance netting only one of fourteen shots. Linda-Lotta Lehtoranta (175-G-91) and Becca Bruszewski (185-F-88, college: Notre Dame) were the key players to score for PeKa. Lehtoranta netted 20 and Bruszewski 18 points. Kaihla Szunko (187-F-88, college: Cent.Michigan) was the efficient from ToPo finishing 14 points and gathering the game highest 19 rebounds.

Catz picked up the points from Jyvaskyla - by Elina Koskinen
HoNsU couldnt keep the points at home as they lost the fight for Catz by numbers 57-75. Home team had a good start and led the game during the first quarter. After the period HoNsU had a 25-19 lead. In the end of the second quarter Catz got into the game and finally took the period 7-15. The visitors also managed to take the lead just before the half-time and the score was then 32-34. After the break game seemed to stay even, but in the middle of third period Catz found another speed. The visitors beat 9-20 numbers and started the last quarter in thirteen points lead. In the fourth period game leveled but Catz was still better by 16-21. Star of the night was Dionne Pounds (174-F-84, college: Lamar) from Catz who netted 30 points. She had also great help from Elena Reshetko (184-C/F-86) and Alexandria Anderson (185-G/F-86, college: Chattanooga) who finished 15/13 and 16/10 respectively. Charlee Underwood (178-F-85, college: Cal.St. Fullerton) was the most efficient player from HoNsU scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds. Both Katja Summala (173-G-89) and Minna Sten (189-F-87) assisted her by 13 points.

Stats Leaders - Women
Points Per Game
 Niina LAAKSONEN
  Espoo T.
  (185-F/C-85)
  Avg: 20.3
 1. Laaksonen, Espoo20.3 
 2. Pounds, Catz18.3 
 3. Ali, Huima16.5 
 4. Holmes, Huima16.0 
 5. Wilson, Espoo Team16.0 
 6. Bruszewski, PeKa15.7 
 7. Pounds, PeKa15.0 
 8. Heintz, FoA15.0 
 9. Lehtoranta, PeKa15.0 
 10. Szunko, ToPo14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kaihla SZUNKO
  ToPo
  (187-F-88)
  Avg: 14.7
 1. Szunko, ToPo14.7 
 2. Hart, Kerava11.3 
 3. Laaksonen, Espoo10.7 
 4. Reshetko, Catz10.0 
 5. Heintz, FoA10.0 
 6. Anderson, Catz10.0 
 7. Ali, Huima9.5 
 8. Phillips, PeKa9.5 
 9. Wilson, Espoo Team8.5 
 10. Saarinen, ToPo8.5 
Assists Per Game
 Anette JUVONEN
  ToPo
  (170-G-93)
  Avg: 4
 1. Juvonen, ToPo4.0 
 2. Jamsen, Huima3.5 
 3. Bland, Huima3.5 
 4. Piipari, PeKa3.0 
 5. Kesanen, Catz2.7 
 6. Starks, Catz2.5 
 7. Robinson, Huima2.5 
 8. Reshetko, Catz2.3 
 9. Anttila, Espoo T.2.0 
 10. Pounds, Catz2.0 
Steals Per Game
 Kenya ROBINSON
  Huima
  (182-C-70)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Robinson, Huima5.5 
 2. House, FoA4.5 
 3. Ali, Huima4.0 
 4. Starks, Catz3.0 
 5. Jamsen, Huima3.0 
 6. Lehtoranta, PeKa2.7 
 7. Hart, Kerava2.7 
 8. Bedretdin, Espoo T.2.3 
 9. Anderson, Catz2.3 
 10. Bruszewski, PeKa2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Minna STEN
  HoNsU
  (189-F-87)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Sten, HoNsU1.7 
 2. Starks, Catz1.0 
 3. Wilson, Espoo Team1.0 
 4. Nurmi, ToPo1.0 
 5. McCants, PeKa