EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 10/17/2011

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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   


Round 3: Partizan beats Radnicki K. in a derby game - by Eurobasket News
Round 3 of Adriatic League just ended.


Hemofarm - Helios 83-70
The game with biggest result difference took place in Vrsac. Local Hemofarm (2-1) beat bottom-ranked Slovenian Helios (0-3) 83-70. Helios were ahead by 1 point at the halftime before a 44-30 second half run of Hemofarm. They made 29-of-32 charity shots (90.6 percent) during the game. 28 personal fouls committed by Helios helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a quality performance for forward Boris Savovic (206-87) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 17 rebounds. Guard Mladen Jeremic (196-88, agency: Interperformances) accounted for 22 points for the winning side. Guard Klemen Prepelic (191-92) came up with 15 points and 4 assists and Croatian power forward Drago Pasalic (208-84) added 11 points respectively for Helios in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players saving starting five for next games. Hemofarm's next round opponent will be Radnicki K. in Kragujevac . Helios will play on the road against Buducnost in Podgorica and look forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Hemofarm: M.Jeremic 22+2reb+2ast, B.Savovic 13+17reb+1ast, M.Sutalo 12+1reb+5ast, M.Pantic 12+3reb, I.Maras 6+3reb, D.Gagic 5+2reb
Helios: K.Prepelic 15+2reb+4ast, D.Gay 11+2reb+2ast, D.Pasalic 11+4reb+2ast, D.Bubnic 10+1reb+2ast, J.Besedic 8+1reb, V.Petrovic 6+3reb+1ast


gschID: 132942


Partizan - Radnicki K. 77-70
The most interesting game of round 3 was a derby match between two teams from Serbia. The game took place in Beograd where leader Partizan won against visiting Radnicki K. (1-2) 77-70. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Partizan outrebounded Radnicki K. 38-25 including 26 on the defensive glass. 28 personal fouls committed by Radnicki K. helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was Montenegrin center Nikola Pekovic (210-86, agency: Beo Basket) who scored 21 points and 6 rebounds. American guard Acie Law (190-85, college: Texas A&M, agency: Priority Sports) chipped in 21 points. Partizan's coach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was Montenegrin guard Miljan Pavkovic (178-81, agency: Beo Basket) who recorded 17 points and 7 assists and American center David Simon (207-82, college: IPFW) added 17 points and 5 rebounds respectively. Partizan have a solid series of three victories in a row. Defending champion (3-0) keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Maccabi T-A and Union Olimpija. Radnicki K. at the other side keeps the eighth place with two games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Partizan is looking forward to face Krka (#13) in Novo Mesto in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Radnicki K. will play on the road against Hemofarm (#6) in Vrsac and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Partizan: N.Pekovic 21+6reb+1ast, A.Law 21+3reb+2ast, D.Milosavljevic 13+5reb+2ast, M.Raduljica 6+4reb+1ast, D.Kecman 6+4reb+2ast, V.Lucic 6+10reb+1ast
Radnicki K.: M.Pavkovic 17+2reb+7ast, D.Simon 17+5reb, S.Markovic 9+4reb+7ast, A.Gaddefors 8+2reb, D.Mijatovic 8+4reb+1ast, S.Sinovec 6+1reb
gschID: 132943


Krka - Siroki WWin 71-73
A very close game took place in Novo Mesto between Bosnian HKK Siroki WWin and Slovenian Krka. Eighth ranked HKK Siroki WWin (2-1) got a very close victory on the road over bottom-ranked Krka (0-3). HKK Siroki WWin managed to escape with a 2-point win 73-71 on Saturday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. Krka was trailing by 2 points at halftime but managed to get 4-point lead after three quarters before a 20-14 charge of HKK Siroki WWin, which allowed them to win the game. They made 21-of-25 free shots (84.0 percent) during the game. It was a great evening for Croatian guard Fran Pilepic (192-89) who led his team to a victory scoring 22 points and 4 assists (went 10 for 10 at the free throw line !!!). Croatian-Bosnian forward Ivan Ramljak (203-90) helped adding 10 points and 8 rebounds. Five HKK Siroki WWin players scored in double figures. HKK Siroki WWin's coach Ivan Velic allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. The best for the losing side was forward Jure Balazic (204-80) with 19 points and 9 rebounds and swingman Zoran Dragic (196-89) scored 16 points. Defending Bosnian champion moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Defending Slovenian champion Krka still closes the standings with three games lost. They share the position with Helios and Zlatorog. HKK Siroki WWin will meet at home league's leader Maccabi T-A in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Krka will play against the league's second-placed Partizan (#2) in Beograd and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Siroki WWin: F.Pilepic 22+3reb+4ast, C.Collins 12+5reb, Z.Sakic 10+6reb+1ast, D.Butorac 10+3reb+1ast, I.Ramljak 10+8reb, D.Planinic 6+4reb+1ast
Krka: J.Balazic 19+9reb, B.Krivec 16+1reb+3ast, Z.Dragic 16+4reb+3ast, J.Baxter 7+6reb+3ast, J.Jordan 5+2reb, M.Durkovic 5+1reb
gschID: 132944


Cedevita - Zlatorog 85-73
There was no surprise in Zagreb where bottom-ranked Slovenian Zlatorog (0-3) was defeated by seventh ranked Croatian Cedevita (2-1) 85-73. The game was mostly controlled by Cedevita. Zlatorog was better in fourth quarter 16-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was an exceptional evening for Slovenian forward Matjaz Smodis (205-79) who led the winners and scored 19 points and 4 assists (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Forward Vedran Vukusic (206-82, college: Northwestern) accounted for 12 points and 6 rebounds for the winning side. Serbian forward Darko Cohadarevic (206-86, college: Texas Tech) came up with 10 points and 6 rebounds and Serbian forward Vladimir Panic (194-82, agency: 011 Sports) added 11 points respectively for Zlatorog in the defeat. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Cedevita moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Zlatorog at the other side still closes the standings with three games lost. Cedevita's next round opponent will be Zvezda (#11) in Beograd and are hoping to win another game. Zlatorog will play at home against Cibona in Zagreb and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Cedevita: M.Smodis 19+4reb+4ast, V.Vukusic 12+6reb+1ast, L.Warren 11+2reb+1ast, I.Opacak 9+1ast, D.Draper 7+2reb+5ast, H.Owens 7+3reb
Zlatorog: V.Panic 11+3reb+3ast, L.Lapornik 10+3reb+2ast, D.Cohadarevic 10+6reb+2ast, G.Mali 9, J.Skific 9+1reb+2ast, M.Smrdelj 8+4reb
gschID: 132939


Crvena Zvezda - Union Olimpija 93-101
The guests were ahead by 5 points but lost the second period ending it with a 4-point deficit before their 23-11 run, which allowed them to win the game. Union Olimpija shot 66.7 percent from the field. They shot the lights out from three nailing 15 long-distance shots on high 62.5 percentage. Union Olimpija players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists. Zvezda was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for Finnish point guard Sasu Salin (190-91) who led his team to a victory with 23 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Serbian-Bosnian power forward Ratko Varda (216-79, agency: Alti Sport) contributed with 16 points (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) for the winners. Five Union Olimpija players scored in double figures. American forward Adam Morrison (203-84, college: Gonzaga, agency: Priority Sports) answered with 30 points and Montenegrin power forward Bojan Subotic (206-90) added 16 points in the effort for Zvezda. Top scorers:
Union Olimpija: S.Salin 23+4reb+1ast, R.Varda 16+1reb+2ast, D.Markota 11+4reb+2ast, A.Capin 10+2reb+4ast, B.Woodside 10+2reb+5ast, D.Green 9+1reb+6ast
Crvena Zvezda: A.Morrison 30+1reb+3ast, B.Subotic 16+4reb, M.Ilic 10+8reb+1ast, A.Milutinovic 9+2ast, B.Popovic 8+1reb+3ast, P.Popovic 7+6reb
gschID: 132940


KK Zagreb CO - Buducnost 81-72
The hosts were already 15 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 22-16 Buducnost's run in the last quarter cut the lead to 81-72 at the end of the game. KK Zagreb CO forced 19 Buducnost turnovers. 27 personal fouls committed by Buducnost helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was an exceptional evening for American power forward Sean May (203-84, college: N.Carolina) who led the winners and scored 21 points and 8 rebounds. Forward Krunoslav Simon (197-85) accounted for 23 points (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line) for the winning side. Forward Nikola Vucevic (208-90, college: USC) came up with 16 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and Canadian guard Jermaine Anderson (188-83, college: Fordham) added 10 points respectively for Buducnost in the defeat. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Defending Croatian champion left bottom position moving up to eighth place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Buducnost. KK Zagreb CO's next round opponent will be higher ranked Union Olimpija (#3) in Ljubljana and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
KK Zagreb CO: K.Simon 23+3reb+2ast, S.May 21+8reb+2ast, M.Kasun 12+5reb+1ast, D.Mulaomerovic 8+1reb+5ast, J.Heytvelt 7+6reb, D.Garrett 7+1reb+1ast
Buducnost: N.Vucevic 16+4reb, M.Bozovic 11+3reb+1ast, J.Anderson 10+4reb+2ast, M.Popovic 8+3reb, C.Vitkovac 7+1reb, B.Krstovic 7+1reb
gschID: 132941




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


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 David SIMON
  Radnicki K.
  (207-C-82)
  Avg: 24.3
 1. Simon, Radnicki K.24.3 
 2. Pavkovic, Radnicki21.3 
 3. Sakic, Siroki WWin19.5 
 4. Morrison, Crvena Z.18.7 
 5. Jeremic, Hemofarm18.7 
 6. Pilepic, Siroki W.18.5 
 7. Chase, Cibona18.3 
 8. Simon, KK.17.0 
 9. Pekovic, Partizan17.0 
 10. Jordan, Krka16.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Boris SAVOVIC
  Hemofarm
  (206-F-87)
  Avg: 11.7
 1. Savovic, Hemofarm11.7 
 2. Vucevic, Buducnost9.0 
 3. Popovic, Crvena Z.7.3 
 4. Zizic, Cibona7.0 
 5. Jagodnik, Union O.7.0 
 6. Pekovic, Partizan6.7 
 7. Simon, Radnicki K.6.7 
 8. Lucic, Partizan6.7 
 9. Sakic, Siroki WWin6.5 
 10. Schortsaniti., Ma.6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Miljan PAVKOVIC
  Radnicki K.
  (178-G-81)
  Avg: 11.7
 1. Pavkovic, Radnicki11.7 
 2. Stinson, Krka6.0 
 3. Naletilic, Siroki5.5 
 4. Farmar, Maccabi4.7 
 5. Markovic, Radnicki4.5 
 6. Chase, Cibona4.3 
 7. Capin, Union Olimp.4.3 
 8. Papaloukas, Macca.4.0 
 9. Simon, KK.4.0 
 10. Covic, Crvena Z.3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Yogev OHAYON
  Maccabi .
  (189-PG-87)
  Avg: 3
 1. Ohayon, Maccabi3.0 
 2. Chase, Cibona2.7 
 3. Naletilic, Siroki2.5 
 4. Simon, KK.2.3 
 5. Milutinovic, Crven.2.3 
 6. Sinovec, Radnicki2.0 
 7. Baxter, Krka2.0 
 8. Savovic, Hemofarm2.0 
 9. Dragic, Krka2.0 
 10. Draper, Cedevita2.0 
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. Owens, Cedevita1.0 
 6. Simon, Radnicki K.1.0 
 7. Thompson, Union O.1.0 
 8. Jeremic, Hemofarm1.0 
 9. Atanackovic, Zlato.1.0 
 10. Schortsaniti., Ma.1.0 


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  ANGOLA   


1 De Agosto Beat ASA in 'Vitorino Cunha' Basketball Cup - by Eurobasket News
Luanda 1 de Agosto defeated on Thursday ASA by 98-77 at Luanda's Rio Seco pavilion, in the opening match of the third edition of 'Vitorino Cunha' senior males basketball tournament.

In the first half, 1 de Agosto were already winning the match by 47-32.

In the other match, Interclube defeated Universidade Lusadas da Angola by 94-74.
Courtesy of: Angola Press


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  ARGENTINA   


Tim Frost joins Club 9 - by Eurobasket News
Club 9 strengthened their frontcourt. They agreed on terms of contract with Timothy Frost (208-C-80, college: Utah). The centre will replace Elgrace Wilborn (203-F-83, college: W.Kentucky) on the roster. Timothy Frost started this season in Finland. He played two games for ToPo. His stats read 10.0 points and 4.5 rebounds per game in VTB League. Last season Timothy Frost spent in Spain. He averaged 11.5 points, 6.9 rebounds, 1.4 assists for Palencia in Spanish LEB Gold. The centre earned LEB Gold Honourable Mention from Eurobasket.com. Previously Timothy Frost had stints in Spain, Germany, Uruguay and Croatia.

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  AUSTRALIA   


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


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  AUSTRIA   


Standings - 2.Bundesliga
2.Bundesliga Standings
 1. Dornbirn 1-0 
 2. Falcons 1-0 
 3. Mattersb.R. 1-0 
 4. Mistelbach 1-0 
 5. Schwaz 1-0 
 6. BC Vienna jrs 0-1 
 7. Danube City 0-1 
 8. Fighters 0-1 
 9. Klagenfurt 0-1 
 10. Salzburg 0-1 


Standings - A Bundesliga
A Bundesliga Standings
 1. Gussing 2-0 
 2. Klosterneub. 2-0 
 3. Wels 2-0 
 4. BC Vienna 2-1 
 5. Gmunden 2-1 
 6. Arkadia 1-2 
 7. Oberwart 1-2 
 8. UBSC Graz 1-2 
 9. Kapfenberg 0-1 
 10. Furstenfeld 0-2 
 11. St.Polten 0-2 


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  BAHRAIN   


Kuwait rolled over Bahrain at the GCC games - by Eurobasket News
Kuwait rolled over Bahrain at the GCC games. The winners tied their record at 2-2, while the home side remained winless at the tournament.
Kuwait started with 23-19 and added massive 26-14 in the second frame. They erupted with 33-23 in the third quarter and did not mind 22-25 from the hosts in the last period.


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  BELGIUM   


D1 Round 4: Base Oostende loses to Okapi Aalstar in the game between Top 4 teams - by Eurobasket News
D1 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 Aalst. Second ranked host Okapi Aalstar (3-1) smashed one of their biggest challengers Base Oostende (2-2) 104-75. It was a key game for the second position in the league. The hosts trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 64-34 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Okapi Aalstar shot 60.7 percent from the field and had 23 for 33 from the free-throw line, while Base Oostende only scored seven points from the stripe. 25 personal fouls committed by Base Oostende helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Americans were the main players on the court. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Christopher Copeland (203-84, college: Colorado) who helped to win the game recording 39 points (!!!) and 8 rebounds and forward Justin Holiday (198, college: Washington) who added 9 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists during the contest. Okapi Aalstar's coach Brad Dean felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side power forward Christopher Booker (208-81, college: Purdue, agency: Lanshire Group) responded with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. Okapi Aalstar maintains second position with 3-1 record having just -1 point less than leader Charleroi. Base Oostende at the other side dropped to the fourth place with two games lost. They share the position with M.Hainaut. Okapi Aalstar are looking forward to face league's leader Spirou Charleroi on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Base Oostende will play against VOO Verviers-Pepinster and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Quaregnon. 4th ranked host Dexia Mons-Hainaut (2-2) lost to top-ranked Spirou Charleroi (3-0) 89-77. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Dexia Mons-Hainaut. Americans were the main players on the court also this time. The winners were led by guard Demond Mallet (185-78, college: McNeese St., agency: Higher Vision Sports) who scored that evening 15 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists and Christopher Hill supported him with 13 points and 5 assists. Even 19 points by guard Quincy Taylor (196-82, college: UAB) did not help to save the game for Dexia Mons-Hainaut. Dexia Mons-Hainaut's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Spirou Charleroi have a solid three-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 3-0 record. Dexia Mons-Hainaut at the other side keeps the fourth place with two games lost. They share the position with Oostende. Spirou Charleroi will play against league's second-placed Okapi Aalstar at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Dexia Mons-Hainaut will have a break next round.
Antwerp Giants has registered their first victory this season after one consecutive loses. They used home court advantage to defeat Optima Gent (0-3) 68-56 on Saturday. Timothy Black fired 18 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Graham Brown produced 13 points and 8 rebounds for lost side. Antwerp Giants (1-1) left bottom position moving up to sixth place. Loser Optima Gent still closes the standings with three games lost. Antwerp Giants will meet at home VOO Verviers-Pepinster (#8) in the next round. Optima Gent will play against Leuven Bears and hopes to get finally their first victory.

In the last game of round 4 Liege lost to Leuven on the opponent's court 77-85.



Aalstar - Oostende 104-75

The game between Top Four teams took place in Aalst. Second ranked host Okapi Aalstar (3-1) smashed one of their biggest challengers Base Oostende (2-2) 104-75. It was a key game for the second position in the league. The hosts trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 64-34 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Okapi Aalstar shot 60.7 percent from the field and had 23 for 33 from the free-throw line, while Base Oostende only scored seven points from the stripe. 25 personal fouls committed by Base Oostende helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Americans were the main players on the court. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Christopher Copeland (203-84, college: Colorado) who helped to win the game recording 39 points (!!!) and 8 rebounds and forward Justin Holiday (198, college: Washington) who added 9 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists during the contest. Okapi Aalstar's coach Brad Dean felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side power forward Christopher Booker (208-81, college: Purdue, agency: Lanshire Group) responded with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals and guard Jason Rich (191-86) scored 19 points and 5 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Okapi Aalstar maintains second position with 3-1 record having just -1 point less than leader Charleroi. Base Oostende at the other side dropped to the fourth place with two games lost. They share the position with M.Hainaut. Okapi Aalstar are looking forward to face league's leader Spirou Charleroi on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Base Oostende will play against VOO Verviers-Pepinster and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Aalstar: C.Copeland 39+8reb+2ast, K.Kruger 15+1reb+4ast, S.Jackson 12+6reb+4ast, C.Young 12+4reb+1ast, A.Ruoff 11+2reb+1ast, J.Holiday 9+7reb+7ast
Oostende: J.Rich 19+5reb+1ast, C.Booker 15+10reb+4ast, D.Sakota 13+1reb, M.Lojeski 11+2ast, Q.Serron 6+2reb+2ast, D.Djordjevic 6+5reb+4ast
gschID: 132005


Antwerp - Gent 68-56

Antwerp Giants has registered their first victory this season after one consecutive loses. They used home court advantage to defeat Optima Gent (0-3) 68-56 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 5 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 1-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 68-56. Antwerp Giants made 23-of-29 free shots (79.3 percent) during the game. They also forced 23 Optima Gent turnovers. American guard Timothy Black (178-81, college: Barton, NC, agency: Limelight Hoops) fired 18 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. The other American import forward Darnell Wilson (198-85, college: Canisius, agency: Court Side) chipped in 14 points and 6 rebounds. American center Graham Brown (205-84, college: Michigan) produced 13 points and 8 rebounds and American-Puerto Rican guard Richard Chaney (196-84, college: Troy) added 12 points respectively for lost side. Antwerp Giants (1-1) left bottom position moving up to sixth place. Loser Optima Gent still closes the standings with three games lost. Antwerp Giants will meet at home VOO Verviers-Pepinster (#8) in the next round. Optima Gent will play against Leuven Bears and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Antwerp: T.Black 18+5reb+3ast, D.Wilson 14+6reb, R.Moors 12+2reb+2ast, M.Roll 8+2reb, R.Biggs 6+4reb+2ast, S.Mejri 6+6reb
Gent: G.Brown 13+8reb+1ast, R.Chaney 12+2reb+1ast, S.Geukens 10+3reb, M.Jenkins 9+1ast, M.Haynes 6+3reb+1ast, B.Heinle 4+1reb+2ast
gschID: 132006


Leuven - Liege 85-77

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both fifth ranked Leuven Bears and 6th ranked Belgacom Liege had identical 1-1 record. This time Leuven Bears used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Liege 85-77 on Saturday night. The hosts trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 26-9 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Leuven Bears made 23-of-27 free shots (85.2 percent) during the game. Samoan-American power forward John Tofi (203-84, college: UTEP, agency: Court Side) fired 21 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Naturalized American forward Ian Hanavan (202-80, college: Evansville, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 19 points and 9 rebounds. Four Leuven Bears players scored in double figures. American forward Josh Bostic (196-87, college: Findlay, OH) produced 14 points and 7 assists and his fellow American import center Len Matela (206-80, college: Bowling Green, agency: Interperformances) added 13 points and 9 rebounds respectively for lost side. Leuven Bears (2-1) moved-up to third place. Loser Belgacom Liege dropped to the seventh position with two games lost. Leuven Bears will meet bottom-ranked Optima Gent (#9) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. Belgacom Liege will play against Antwerp Giants and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Leuven: J.Tofi 21+7reb, I.Hanavan 19+9reb, A.Dagunduro 13+2reb, J.McLean 11+9reb, N.Marnegrave 8+2reb+5ast, B.Freeman 7+3reb+2ast
Liege: D.Waters 17+1reb, J.Bostic 14+3reb+7ast, L.Matela 13+9reb, G.Hockins 8+1ast, T.Jennings 8+5reb, G.Muya 7+6reb+1ast
gschID: 132007


M.Hainaut - Charleroi 77-89

The game between Top Four teams took place in Quaregnon. 4th ranked host Dexia Mons-Hainaut (2-2) lost to top-ranked Spirou Charleroi (3-0) 89-77. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Dexia Mons-Hainaut. The guests were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. They outrebounded Dexia Mons-Hainaut 33-22 including 24 on the defensive glass. Dexia Mons-Hainaut was plagued by 31 personal fouls down the stretch. Americans were the main players on the court also this time. The winners were led by guard Demond Mallet (185-78, college: McNeese St., agency: Higher Vision Sports) who scored that evening 15 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists and guard Christopher Hill (191-83, college: Michigan St.) supported him with 13 points and 5 assists. Five Spirou Charleroi players scored in double figures. Even 19 points by guard Quincy Taylor (196-82, college: UAB) did not help to save the game for Dexia Mons-Hainaut. Forward Justin Cage (198-85, college: Xavier, agency: Priority Sports) added 13 points for lost side. Dexia Mons-Hainaut's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Spirou Charleroi have a solid three-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 3-0 record. Dexia Mons-Hainaut at the other side keeps the fourth place with two games lost. They share the position with Oostende. Spirou Charleroi will play against league's second-placed Okapi Aalstar at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Dexia Mons-Hainaut will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Charleroi: C.Green 16+5reb+1ast, D.Mallet 15+8reb+6ast, C.Hill 13+4reb+5ast, C.Beghin 11+2reb, A.Riddick 11+1reb, J.Welsch 11+3reb+2ast
M.Hainaut: Q.Taylor 19+3reb+3ast, J.Cage 13+3reb+3ast, S.Singletary 11+1reb+3ast, S.Foster 9+5reb, W.Carter 6+3reb, A.Nivins 6+1reb
gschID: 132004




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 


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


Stats Leaders - Division I
Points Per Game
 Christopher COPELAND
  Aalstar
  (203-F-84)
  Avg: 24.8
 1. Copeland, Aalstar24.8 
 2. Tofi, Leuven18.3 
 3. Rich, Oostende18.3 
 4. Jackson, Aalstar18.0 
 5. Bostic, Liege16.3 
 6. Black, Antwerp16.0 
 7. Booker, Oostende15.5 
 8. Love, Verviers-Pep.15.0 
 9. Waters, Liege15.0 
 10. Mallet, Charleroi14.3 
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.7.7 
 5. Merriex, Verviers.7.5 
 6. Brown, Gent7.0 
 7. Vaughn, Antwerp7.0 
 8. Jackson, Aalstar7.0 
 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.5.3 
 3. Davis, Leuven5.3 
 4. Mallet, Charleroi3.7 
 5. Bostic, Liege3.7 
 6. Anderson, Gent3.5 
 7. Marnegrave, Leuven3.3 
 8. Hill, Charleroi3.3 
 9. Singletary, M.Hain.3.3 
 10. Hamilton, Charler.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Richard CHANEY
  Gent
  (196-G-84)
  Avg: 3
 1. Chaney, Gent3.0 
 2. Wilson, Antwerp3.0 
 3. Salumu, Leuven3.0 
 4. Mejri, Antwerp3.0 
 5. Singletary, M.Hain.2.5 
 6. Slaughter, M.Hai.2.0 
 7. Downey, Verviers.2.0 
 8. Rahier, Verviers.2.0 
 9. Dagunduro, Leuven2.0 
 10. Ruoff, Aalstar1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Salah MEJRI
  Antwerp
  (216-C-86)
  Avg: 3
 1. Mejri, Antwerp3.0 
 2. Riddick, Charleroi1.3 
 3. Young, Aalstar1.3 
 4. Booker, Oostende1.3 
 5. Jennings, Liege1.0 
 6. Nivins, M.Hainaut1.0 
 7. Love, Verviers-Pep.1.0 
 8. Hanavan, Leuven0.7 
 9. Chaney, Gent0.5 
 10. Fox, Aalstar0.5 


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  BOSNIA   


Standings - BIH League
D1 Standings
 1. Bosna 1-0 
 2. Capljina 1-0 
 3. Igokea 1-0 
 4. Leotar 1-0 
 5. Varda HE 1-0 
 6. Borac Nektar 0-0 
 7. Mladost 0-0 
 8. Servitium 0-0 
 9. Brotnjo 0-1 
 10. Celik 0-1 
 11. Hercegovac 0-1 
 12. Vogosca 0-1 
 13. Zrinjski HT 0-1 
Play in international cups:
 1. Siroki WWin 0-0 


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  BRAZIL   


Standings - Paulista, Carioca, Minas G. leagues
Paulista Standings
Group A
 1. Itabom/Bauru 14-1 
 2. Winner/Limeira 13-2 
 3. Vivo/Franca 9-7 
 4. Rio Claro 6-8 
 5. Araraquara 6-9 
 6. Sao Caetano 4-10 
 7. Inter Santos 3-11 
 8. America 3-11 
Group B
 1. S.Jose/Vinac 13-3 
 2. Pinheiros/Sky 12-3 
 3. Paulistano 10-5 
 4. Gremio Mogi 7-8 
 5. XV/Cosan 5-9 
 6. Americana 4-10 
 7. Jacarei 4-10 
 8. L.S.B. 4-10 


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  BULGARIA   


Levski with a first win for the season in NBL - by Valentin Anguelov
Levski started successfully the new season in domestic championship. In the first round of the championship they beat with Yambol at home by the score 76-69. The players of coach Titi Papazov turned the game in their favor in the second half. Next saturday Levski will visit Pravets to play against Lukoil Academic for the derby of National league.

Levski scored 6 points early in the match, then the guests responded with the same series to tied the game at 6-6. Both teams exchange baskets before Levski to pull up to 17-10. However Yambol finished the first quarter of the game and were able to get a seven points lead at the end of it - 28-21.

Second quarter started with a two pointer by american John Ofoegbu which turn the lead up to 9 points in favor of the visitors - 30-21. Levski responded well and in the fourth minute they tied the score with 2 points of their best scorer in this game Aaron Harper. The players of coach Papazov got a 6 points lead thanks to a few fast breaks and with a successful 3-point shot by former player of Yambol - Dimitar Anguelov they managed a 9 points first half lead - 47-38.

Throughout the third quarter Levski maintained his lead, the difference got into double digit - after 30 minutes of play 63-51 for the home team. In the last ten minutes of the game Levski was up by the same digit for most of the time. However the guests made a good run and with minute and 18 seconds left on the clock they cut it to only 5 points. Anguelov then scored two free throws, which proved to be the last points in the match and Levski registered their first win in domestic league for the season.

Harper finished with 25 points while other american Marcus Hall scored 22 and Hrisimir Dimitrov managed 10 points.

For the visiting team from Yambol Martin Durchev finished with 23 points, John Ofoegbu added 19 points and Julian Radionov was very productive with 9 points, 10 assists and 5 stolen balls.


Standings A1
NBL Standings
 1. Chernomorets 1-0 
 2. Levski Sofia 1-0 
 3. Lukoil Academik 1-0 
 4. Rilski Sportist 1-0 
 5. Balkan 0-1 
 6. Cherno More 0-1 
 7. Spartak Pleven 0-1 
 8. Tundja Yambol 0-1 


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  BURUNDI   


Burundi's Urunani Claim Zone V Basketball Title - by Eurobasket News
BURUNDI's Urunani Basketball Club won the FIBA Africa Zone Five Club Championship after beating defending champions, KCB of Kenya, 69-61 in the men's category final at the National Indoor Stadium in Dar es Salaam on Saturday.

Urunani had previously edged the other tournament favourites, APR of Rwanda, in a tightly contested semi-final played at the same venue on Friday and the victory happened to offer them a huge morale boost going into the final.

KCB, who are arguably one of the best male basketball outfits in the East and Central African region, defeated Kigali's KBC in another men's semi-final also played on Friday, but their attempt to defend the title were frustrated by the Burundians.

The women's category final was expected to pit defending champions, Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) against Burundi's Berco Stars at the same venue.

KPA beat Tanzania's only representatives, Jeshi Stars, 69-51 in the semi-final on Friday while the youthful Berco Stars, against all odds, breezed past Uganda's KCC in another semi-final to book their place in the final.

Tanzania Basketball Federation (TBF) organized the tournament, which brought together clubs from the East, Central and Horn of Africa, in an effort to promote the sport in the region.
Courtesy of: Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam)


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  CHILE   


Liga Nacional rosters update: Deportivo Pucon - by Daniel Valencia
Deportivo Pucon is one of the new teams participating in Liga Nacional 2011, and this is their roster.

Pedro Sands (200-C-84)
Petre Espinoza (188-G-90)
Mauro Schenoni (187-G-87)
Jose Espinoza
Esteban Toledo (189-F-90)
Ignacio Navarrete (175-G-87)
Oscar Salgado (195-F-85)
Max Wilde (193-F-84)
Alvaro Donaire
Dennis Smythe
Jesus Gonzalez
Bastian Toledo
Jorge Manriquez
Klaus Burmeister
Ismael Adriazola
Ruben Zapata
Luis Alberto Dale Molina
Ian Campbell
Antoine Joseph (203-F, college: Union, TN)

Coach: Juan Jose Butori


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  CHINA   


CBA 2011-12 - by Alex Yam
The Chinese Basketball season is starting to take form, as most players have arrived or will be arriving in the coming week. This is arguably the best non -NBA league in existence due to the fact of all the NBA players, and the competition will be very high this season.

Lets go down a list of the NBA players that are coming to China this season:

Kenyon Martin -Xinjiang
Cartier Martin-Jilin
Dan Gadzuric-Jiangsu
JR Smith-Zheijiang C.
Wilson Chandler-Zhejiang G.


This is a season to remember!


CBA 2011-12 - by Alex Yam
The Chinese Basketball season is starting to take form, as most players have arrived or will be arriving in the coming week. This is arguably the best non -NBA league in existence due to the fact of all the NBA players, and the competition will be very high this season.

Lets go down a list of the NBA players that are coming to China this season:

Kenyon Martin -Xinjiang
Cartier Martin-Jilin
Dan Gadzuric-Jiangsu
JR Smith-Zheijiang C.
Wilson Chandler-Zhejiang G.


This is a season to remember!


CBA 2011-12 - by Alex Yam
The Chinese Basketball season is starting to take form, as most players have arrived or will be arriving in the coming week. This is arguably the best non -NBA league in existence due to the fact of all the NBA players, and the competition will be very high this season.

Lets go down a list of the NBA players that are coming to China this season:

Kenyon Martin -Xinjiang
Cartier Martin-Jilin
Dan Gadzuric-Jiangsu
JR Smith-Zheijiang C.
Wilson Chandler-Zhejiang G.


This is a season to remember!


CBA 2011-12 - by Alex Yam
The Chinese Basketball season is starting to take form, as most players have arrived or will be arriving in the coming week. This is arguably the best non -NBA league in existence due to the fact of all the NBA players, and the competition will be very high this season.

Lets go down a list of the NBA players that are coming to China this season:

Kenyon Martin -Xinjiang
Cartier Martin-Jilin
Dan Gadzuric-Jiangsu
JR Smith-Zheijiang C.
Wilson Chandler-Zhejiang G.


This is a season to remember!


CBA 2011-12 - by Alex Yam
The Chinese Basketball season is starting to take form, as most players have arrived or will be arriving in the coming week. This is arguably the best non -NBA league in existence due to the fact of all the NBA players, and the competition will be very high this season.

Lets go down a list of the NBA players that are coming to China this season:

Kenyon Martin -Xinjiang
Cartier Martin-Jilin
Dan Gadzuric-Jiangsu
JR Smith-Zheijiang C.
Wilson Chandler-Zhejiang G.


This is a season to remember!


CBA 2011-12 - by Alex Yam
The Chinese Basketball season is starting to take form, as most players have arrived or will be arriving in the coming week. This is arguably the best non -NBA league in existence due to the fact of all the NBA players, and the competition will be very high this season.

Lets go down a list of the NBA players that are coming to China this season:

Kenyon Martin -Xinjiang
Cartier Martin-Jilin
Dan Gadzuric-Jiangsu
JR Smith-Zheijiang C.
Wilson Chandler-Zhejiang G.


This is a season to remember!


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  COSTA RICA   


Another crown for Barva - by Gianni Pascucci
Some weeks ago, Ferreteria Brenes Barva won the Costarican Clausura Tournment, becoming for the sixth (!) time in a row the National Champion.
The last team to surrender was Escazuu, exactly like in Apertura tournment. This time, 'Los Hechiceros' managed to win the regular season and also won Game 1 of the Final Series, that ended 2-1 for Ferreteria Brenes Barva, winner 59-57 in Game 3 at the end of a very close match.
The two finalist teams had defeated in the Clausura Semifinals USJ Arba (Escazu) and Liceo de Costa Rica (Ferreteria Brenes Barva)
The first answer to this 'Barva supremacy' came from the Federacin Costarricense de Baloncesto (FECOBA) Council. Some days ago, it decided to abolish the classification of the domestic players in three different categories. This will allow a team to sign an unlimited number of top players, but this allows Ferreteria Brenes Barva too to stregthen its own roster ...


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  CZECH REPUBLIC   


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


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


NBL Round 6: BK Pardubice keeps a leadership position - by Eurobasket News
The game had a very big importance for third-ranked BK Pardubice as it allowed them to take a leadership position. BK Pardubice smashed 12th ranked Inter Bratislava at home 82-59. The game without a history. BK Pardubice led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 48 of its points in the paint compared to Inter Bratislava's 22. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when BK Pardubice made 7 blocks. American guard Maurice Hampton (188-84, college: Austin Peay St.) scored 19 points (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import power forward Marcus Arnold (207-84, college: Illinois, agency: Stanley International) chipped in 15 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was Canadian-British power forward Kwbana Beckles (203-81, college: Lee) with 14 points and 7 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. BK Pardubice have a solid four-game winning streak. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Inter Bratislava at the other side dropped to the eleventh place with five games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Inter Bratislava will play next round against USK Praha trying to get back on the winning streak. BK Pardubice will try to continue on its current victory against fourth ranked BK Prostejov on the road.
Undefeated BK Prostejov (4-1) recorded its first loss on the court of ninth ranked Basketbal Svitavy. Visitors were edged by Basketbal Svitavy 76-73. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of BK Prostejov. Forward Pavel Milos (200-79) notched 19 points and 5 rebounds to lead the effort and Ladislav Horak supported him with 14 points and 7 rebounds. Basketbal Svitavy's coach allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Even a double-double of 10 points and 13 rebounds by American center Bertengeh Gadri-Nicholson (208-83, college: Denver) did not help to save the game for BK Prostejov. Basketbal Svitavy (2-3) moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Chomutov. BK Prostejov at the other side keeps the second position with one game lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Basketbal Svitavy will play against B&W Opava (#11) on the road in the next round. BK Prostejov will play against the league's leader BK Pardubice (#1) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
NBL top team - BK Decin (4-1) managed to deliver another win on Saturday. This time they beat fourteenth ranked B&W Opava (1-5) 75-62. The best player for the winners was Pavel Houska who scored 22 points and 8 rebounds. BK Decin's coach used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was Radim Klecka who recorded 18 points. BK Decin have a solid four-game winning streak. Despite that victory BK Decin went down to second position due to points difference, which they share with 3 other teams. B&W Opava lost fifth consecutive game. They dropped to the eleventh place with five games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. BK Decin will meet Levice (#10) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. B&W Opava will play against Basketbal Svitavy and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Sixth ranked CEZ Nymburk (4-1) crushed at home 11th ranked BK Loko Plzen (1-5) by 40 points 100-60, which is the biggest margin this round. It was a good game for Lamayne Wilson who led his team to a victory with 22 points. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. CEZ Nymburk have a solid three-game winning streak. Defending champion moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams. BK Loko Plzen lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the eleventh position with five games lost. CEZ Nymburk's next round opponent will be BC Kolin (#3) on the road, which may be the game of the day. BK Loko Plzen will play against Levharti Chomutov (#8).

There were no shocking results in the other games in round 6: Usti n/Labem lost to USK Praha on the opponent's court 81-86. NH Ostrava unfortunately lost to BC Kolin in a home game 76-86. Chomutov recorded a loss to Levice on the road 84-91.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 23 points and 12 rebounds by Lekendric Longmire of Usti n/Labem.



B&W Opava - BK Decin 62-75

NBL top team - BK Decin (4-1) managed to deliver another win on Saturday. This time they beat fourteenth ranked B&W Opava (1-5) 75-62. The game without a history. BK Decin led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. The best player for the winners was international forward Pavel Houska (201-84) who scored 22 points and 8 rebounds. International forward Tomas Pomikalek (200-89) chipped in 11 points and 9 rebounds. Four BK Decin players scored in double figures. BK Decin's coach used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was guard Radim Klecka (188-90) who recorded 18 points and international guard Jakub Sirina (185-87) added 11 points and 5 rebounds respectively. BK Decin have a solid four-game winning streak. Despite that victory BK Decin went down to second position due to points difference, which they share with 3 other teams. B&W Opava lost fifth consecutive game. They dropped to the eleventh place with five games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. BK Decin will meet Levice (#10) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. B&W Opava will play against Basketbal Svitavy and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
BK Decin: P.Houska 22+8reb+2ast, L.Stria 16+2reb+1ast, T.Pomikalek 11+9reb+2ast, J.Houska 10+7reb, J.Boyer 6+5reb+2ast, R.Landa 4+1reb
B&W Opava: R.Klecka 18+2reb, J.Sirina 11+5reb+1ast, K.M. 10+1reb+1ast, B.Brlit 7+5reb+1ast, J.Blazek 6+4reb+2ast, P.Dokoupil 5+3reb+1ast
gschID: 136610


BK Pardubice - Inter Bratislava 82-59

The game had a very big importance for third-ranked BK Pardubice as it allowed them to take a leadership position. BK Pardubice smashed 12th ranked Inter Bratislava at home 82-59. The game without a history. BK Pardubice led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 48 of its points in the paint compared to Inter Bratislava's 22. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when BK Pardubice made 7 blocks. American guard Maurice Hampton (188-84, college: Austin Peay St.) scored 19 points (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import power forward Marcus Arnold (207-84, college: Illinois, agency: Stanley International) chipped in 15 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. Arnold is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. The best for the losing side was Canadian-British power forward Kwbana Beckles (203-81, college: Lee) with 14 points and 7 rebounds and Slovakian swingman Miroslav Zilik (197-89) scored 11 points and 5 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. BK Pardubice have a solid four-game winning streak. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Inter Bratislava at the other side dropped to the eleventh place with five games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Inter Bratislava will play next round against USK Praha trying to get back on the winning streak. BK Pardubice will try to continue on its current victory against fourth ranked BK Prostejov on the road.
Top scorers:
BK Pardubice: M.Hampton 19+3reb+1ast, M.Arnold 15+6reb+2ast, C.Muirhead 14+2reb+5ast, O.Peterka 8, M.Carnecky 7+2reb+3ast, J.Cernosek 6+5reb+1ast
Inter Bratislava: K.Beckles 14+7reb, M.Zilik 11+5reb, C.Allen 10+3reb+1ast, S.Gavran 9+3reb+2ast, T.Durana 8+3reb, M.Williams 7+4reb
gschID: 136606


USK Praha - Usti n/Labem 86-81

Rather expected game when 10th ranked BK Usti nad Labem (1-5) was defeated on the road by seventh ranked USK Praha (4-2) 86-81. BK Usti nad Labem was ahead by 3 points at the halftime before a 24-13 third quarter run of USK Praha. It was a good game for point guard Michal Sotnar (189-92) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 assists. Slovakian center Peter Sedmak (207-85) contributed with 18 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. American guard Lekendric Longmire (196-87, college: Oregon) replied with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 12 rebounds and his fellow American import guard Thaddeus McFadden (188-87, college: Fairmont St., agency: Stanley International) added 19 points and 11 rebounds in the effort for BK Usti nad Labem. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. BK Usti nad Labem's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. USK Praha moved-up to sixth place, which they share with NH Ostrava. BK Usti nad Labem lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team dropped to the bottom position with five games lost. USK Praha's next round opponent will be Inter Bratislava (#12) on the road where they are favorite. BK Usti nad Labem will play against NH Ostrava.
Top scorers:
USK Praha: P.Sedmak 18+7reb+1ast, V.Hruban 16+4reb+2ast, M.Sotnar 14+3reb+10ast, S.Votroubek 11+10reb, M.Vocetka 9+1reb, J.Slavik 8+6reb+1ast
Usti n/Labem: L.Longmire 23+12reb+2ast, T.McFadden 19+11reb+3ast, J.Fohler 15+6reb+2ast, T.Hruby 13+7reb, M.Slunecko 4, M.Kuchalik 3
gschID: 136607


NH Ostrava - BC Kolin 76-86

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams when sixth ranked BC Kolin (4-1) defeated on the road 5th ranked NH Ostrava (4-2) 86-76. It was a key game for the second position in the league. The game was mostly controlled by BC Kolin. NH Ostrava was better in third quarter 26-24. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a good game for forward Richard Field (196-83, college: Mercyhurst) who led his team to a victory with 23 points and 7 rebounds. American guard Chadwick-Farrell Barnes (190-83, college: New Orleans) contributed with 13 points and 6 assists for the winners. Forward Marek Stuchly (196-75) replied with 19 points and American swingman Riley Luettgerodt (196-85, college: Hawaii, agency: I.D.S. Law) added 13 points in the effort for NH Ostrava. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. BC Kolin moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams. NH Ostrava at the other side dropped to the sixth position with two games lost. BC Kolin's next round opponent will be CEZ Nymburk (#5) at home. NH Ostrava will play against BK Usti nad Labem.
Top scorers:
BC Kolin: R.Field 23+7reb+2ast, J.Jelinek 18+5reb, C.Barnes 13+4reb+6ast, R.Ames 10+5reb+2ast, D.Machac 8+4reb, P.Hemmy 5+2reb
NH Ostrava: M.Stuchly 19+3reb+1ast, L.Jurecka 14+2reb, R.Luettgerodt 13+3reb+1ast, J.Hughes 10+4reb+1ast, S.Inge 8+3reb, S.Manousos 6+4reb+1ast
gschID: 136608


Levice - Chomutov 91-84

There was a minor upset when 8th ranked Levharti Chomutov (2-3) was defeated on the road by tenth ranked Levice (2-4) 91-84. The hosts were already 11 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 30-26 Levharti Chomutov's run in the last quarter cut the lead to 91-84 at the end of the game. Levice made 19-of-22 charity shots (86.4 percent) during the game. Levice outrebounded Levharti Chomutov 41-29 including a 25-14 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a good game for American forward Esian Henderson (203-86, college: Cent.Missouri) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 11 rebounds. The other American import guard Keaton Grant (193-86, college: Purdue) contributed with 16 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Five Levice players scored in double figures. Power forward Pavel Stanek (203-76, agency: Court Side) replied with 18 points and 4 assists (went 9 for 9 at the free throw line !!!) and American guard Derek Wright (175-86, college: Austin Peay St.) added 12 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals in the effort for Levharti Chomutov. Levharti Chomutov's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Levice maintains tenth position with 2-4 record. Newly promoted Levharti Chomutov keeps the eighth place with three games lost. Levice's next round opponent will be league's second-placed BK Decin at home and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
Top scorers:
Levice: E.Henderson 20+11reb+3ast, K.Grant 16+7reb+3ast, A.Cervenka 16+4reb+2ast, M.Bernard 13+6reb+1ast, R.Urland 10+6reb+1ast, S.Stemberger 7+2reb+1ast
Chomutov: P.Stanek 18+2reb+4ast, R.Lowery 17+4reb+2ast, D.Wright 12+8reb+4ast, V.Sucharda 9+5reb, Z.Hanzlik 8+2reb+1ast, R.Anderson 8+3reb
gschID: 136609


CEZ Nymburk - Plzen 100-60

Sixth ranked CEZ Nymburk (4-1) crushed at home 11th ranked BK Loko Plzen (1-5) by 40 points 100-60, which is the biggest margin this round. The game without a history. CEZ Nymburk led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to BK Loko Plzen's 26 and made 19-of-21 charity shots (90.5 percent) during the game. CEZ Nymburk forced 23 BK Loko Plzen turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists comparing to just 5 passes made by BK Loko Plzen's players. It was a good game for American forward Lamayne Wilson (204-80, college: Troy) who led his team to a victory with 22 points. The former international forward Ladislav Sokolovsky (200-77) contributed with 14 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. The former international guard Stepan Vrubl (186-76) replied with 12 points and 5 rebounds and Slovakian forward Marek Kozlik (187-86) added 12 points in the effort for BK Loko Plzen. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. CEZ Nymburk have a solid three-game winning streak. Defending champion moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams. BK Loko Plzen lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the eleventh position with five games lost. CEZ Nymburk's next round opponent will be BC Kolin (#3) on the road, which may be the game of the day. BK Loko Plzen will play against Levharti Chomutov (#8).
Top scorers:
CEZ Nymburk: L.Wilson 22+4reb+1ast, L.Sokolovsky 14+7reb, M.Kremen 11+2reb+1ast, L.Palyza 10+2ast, E.Lawrence 9+2reb+7ast, T.Vyoral 8+3reb+2ast
Plzen: M.Kozlik 12+3reb, S.Vrubl 12+5reb+2ast, L.Toth 11+1reb+1ast, J.Kovanda 6+1reb, J.Suchy 5+2reb, P.Frana 5+5reb+1ast
gschID: 136604


Svitavy - BK Prostejov 76-73

Undefeated BK Prostejov (4-1) recorded its first loss on the court of ninth ranked Basketbal Svitavy. Visitors were edged by Basketbal Svitavy 76-73. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of BK Prostejov. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But BK Prostejov won fourth quarter 25-18. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Basketbal Svitavy made 19-of-23 charity shots (82.6 percent) during the game. Forward Pavel Milos (200-79) notched 19 points and 5 rebounds to lead the effort and power forward Ladislav Horak (205-86) supported him with 14 points and 7 rebounds. Four Basketbal Svitavy players scored in double figures. Basketbal Svitavy's coach allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Even a double-double of 10 points and 13 rebounds by American center Bertengeh Gadri-Nicholson (208-83, college: Denver) did not help to save the game for BK Prostejov. His fellow American import guard Jamar Smith (191-87, college: S.Indiana, agency: KMG Sports Management) added 16 points. Basketbal Svitavy (2-3) moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Chomutov. BK Prostejov at the other side keeps the second position with one game lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Basketbal Svitavy will play against B&W Opava (#11) on the road in the next round. BK Prostejov will play against the league's leader BK Pardubice (#1) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Top scorers:
Svitavy: P.Milos 19+5reb+1ast, L.Horak 14+7reb+1ast, B.Meno 11+6reb, L.Moravec 11+2reb+4ast, P.Mroz 8+7reb, T.Teply 6+2reb+1ast
BK Prostejov: J.Smith 16+1reb+3ast, T.Peterson 11+3reb+2ast, B.Gadri-Nicholson 10+13reb+2ast, A.Eitutavicius 8+5reb+1ast, J.Bohacik 7+6reb, D.Pandula 7+1reb+1ast
gschID: 136605




1Liga Round 6: Sparta Praha defeats Sokol Hradec Kralove in the closest game of the week - by Eurobasket News
There was no lack of excitement in the last round games. The round ended with favorites losing the games, games ending by tiny margin and even winless team recording their first victory.

The most exciting game of round 6 in the 1Liga took place in Praha. This derby game ended with only three-point defeat on the road of one of their biggest challengers Sokol Hradec Kralove (4-2) to fifth ranked Sparta Praha (5-1) 84-81 on Friday evening. Sparta Praha moved-up to second place, which they share with Opava B. Sokol Hradec Kralove at the other side keeps the fourth position with two games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Sparta Praha is looking forward to face league's leader BK Lions Hradec in J.Hradec in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Sokol Hradec Kralove will play at home against BC Benesov and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Proton Zlin (4-2) against seventh ranked BC Benesov (4-2) on Sunday night. Visiting Proton Zlin was defeated by BC Benesov in Benesov 78-65. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Proton Zlin. BC Benesov moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Proton Zlin. BC Benesov will play against Sokol Hradec Kralove (#5) on the road in the next round. Proton Zlin will play against BK Kondori Liberec and hopes to get back on the winning track.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Opava. Second ranked host B&W Opava B (5-1) defeated one of their biggest challengers Kara Trutnov (4-2) 80-75. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Kara Trutnov. B&W Opava B maintains second position with 5-1 record behind leader J.Hradec, which they share with Sparta Praha. Loser Kara Trutnov keeps the fourth place with two games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. B&W Opava B will meet bottom-ranked Kladno (#14) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Kara Trutnov will play against Sokol Vysehrad (#10) and hope to secure a win.
BK Prostejov B has finally registered their first victory this season after five consecutive loses. They used home court advantage to defeat Kladno (0-6) 72-53. BK Prostejov B (1-5) left bottom position moving up to tenth place, which they share with 3 other teams. It was Kladno's sixth loss in a row. Newly promoted team still closes the standings with six games lost. BK Prostejov B's next round opponent will be Slavoj BK Litomerice (#12) on the road. Kladno will play against the league's second-placed B&W Opava B where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
1Liga top team - BK Lions Hradec (6-0) had no problems winning another game on Friday. This time they crushed tenth ranked Sokol Vysehrad (1-5) 87-44. Undefeated BK Lions Hradec have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 6-0 record. Sokol Vysehrad lost third consecutive game. They keep the tenth place with five games lost. BK Lions Hradec will face Sparta Praha (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Sokol Vysehrad will play against Kara Trutnov (#6).

In the last two games of round 6 Mlada Boleslav lost to Liberec on the opponent's court 79-95. Sokol Prazsky managed to outperform Litomerice in a home game 87-69.



Benesov - Proton Zlin 78-65

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Proton Zlin (4-2) against seventh ranked BC Benesov (4-2) on Sunday night. Visiting Proton Zlin was defeated by BC Benesov in Benesov 78-65. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Proton Zlin. The game was mostly controlled by BC Benesov. Proton Zlin was better in third quarter 13-11. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. BC Benesov moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Proton Zlin. BC Benesov will play against Sokol Hradec Kralove (#5) on the road in the next round. Proton Zlin will play against BK Kondori Liberec and hopes to get back on the winning track.
gschID: 143194


Liberec - Mlada Boleslav 95-79

Rather expected game when 12th ranked Mlada Boleslav (1-5) was defeated on the road by ninth ranked BK Kondori Liberec (3-3) 95-79 on Friday. The game without a history. BK Kondori Liberec led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. BK Kondori Liberec moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Sokol Prazsky. Mlada Boleslav lost fifth consecutive game. Newly promoted team dropped to the tenth position with five games lost. BK Kondori Liberec will face higher ranked Proton Zlin (#7) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Mlada Boleslav will play against Sokol Prazsky in Praha and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 143195


Prostejov B - Kladno 72-53

BK Prostejov B has finally registered their first victory this season after five consecutive loses. They used home court advantage to defeat Kladno (0-6) 72-53. It looked good early as Kladno took an 2-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then BK Prostejov B had a 20-16 second period charge getting the lead and Kladno was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 53-72. BK Prostejov B (1-5) left bottom position moving up to tenth place, which they share with 3 other teams. It was Kladno's sixth loss in a row. Newly promoted team still closes the standings with six games lost. BK Prostejov B's next round opponent will be Slavoj BK Litomerice (#12) on the road. Kladno will play against the league's second-placed B&W Opava B where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
gschID: 143190


Opava B - Trutnov 80-75

The game between Top Four teams took place in Opava. Second ranked host B&W Opava B (5-1) defeated one of their biggest challengers Kara Trutnov (4-2) 80-75. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Kara Trutnov. B&W Opava B maintains second position with 5-1 record behind leader J.Hradec, which they share with Sparta Praha. Loser Kara Trutnov keeps the fourth place with two games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. B&W Opava B will meet bottom-ranked Kladno (#14) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Kara Trutnov will play against Sokol Vysehrad (#10) and hope to secure a win.
gschID: 143191


Vysehrad - J.Hradec 44-87

1Liga top team - BK Lions Hradec (6-0) had no problems winning another game on Friday. This time they crushed tenth ranked Sokol Vysehrad (1-5) 87-44. BK Lions Hradec have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 6-0 record. Sokol Vysehrad lost third consecutive game. They keep the tenth place with five games lost. BK Lions Hradec will face Sparta Praha (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Sokol Vysehrad will play against Kara Trutnov (#6).
gschID: 143192


Sparta Praha - Sokol H.Kralove 84-81

The most exciting game of round 6 in the 1Liga took place in Praha. This derby game ended with only three-point defeat on the road of one of their biggest challengers Sokol Hradec Kralove (4-2) to fifth ranked Sparta Praha (5-1) 84-81 on Friday evening. Sparta Praha moved-up to second place, which they share with Opava B. Sokol Hradec Kralove at the other side keeps the fourth position with two games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Sparta Praha is looking forward to face league's leader BK Lions Hradec in J.Hradec in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Sokol Hradec Kralove will play at home against BC Benesov and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 143193


Sokol Prazsky - Litomerice 87-69

Rather predictable result in Praha where eighth ranked Sokol Prazsky (3-3) defeated 11th ranked Slavoj BK Litomerice (1-5) 87-69 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Sokol Prazsky. Slavoj BK Litomerice was better in fourth quarter 21-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Sokol Prazsky have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain eighth position with 3-3 record, which they share with Liberec. Loser Slavoj BK Litomerice dropped to the tenth place with five games lost. Sokol Prazsky will face Mlada Boleslav (#11) on the road in the next round. Slavoj BK Litomerice will play against BK Prostejov B.
gschID: 143189




Stats Leaders - NBL
Points Per Game
 Pavel HOUSKA
  BK Decin
  (201-F-84)
  Avg: 21.4
 1. Houska, BK Decin21.4 
 2. Lowery, Chomutov20.2 
 3. Sedmak, USK Praha20.0 
 4. Bridgewaters, Inte.18.4 
 5. Henderson, Levice17.7 
 6. Arnold, BK Pardu.17.3 
 7. Stanek, Chomutov17.2 
 8. Grant, Levice16.7 
 9. Wilson, CEZ N.16.6 
 10. Wright, Chomutov16.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Stanislav VOTROUBEK
  USK P.
  (212-C-81)
  Avg: 8.8
 1. Votroubek, USK P.8.8 
 2. Gadri-N., BK Prost.8.2 
 3. Arnold, BK Pardu.8.2 
 4. Meno, Svitavy7.4 
 5. Houska, BK Decin7.2 
 6. Field, BC Kolin7.0 
 7. Henderson, Levice6.8 
 8. Hughes, NH Ostrava6.7 
 9. Frana, Plzen6.3 
 10. Luettgerodt, NH6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Michal SOTNAR
  USK Praha
  (189-PG-92)
  Avg: 6
 1. Sotnar, USK Praha6.0 
 2. Wright, Chomutov5.6 
 3. Barnes, BC Kolin4.6 
 4. Smith, BK Prost.3.8 
 5. Vrubl, Plzen3.3 
 6. Sanders, BK Decin3.2 
 7. Marko, BC Kolin3.2 
 8. Lowery, Chomutov3.0 
 9. George, Svitavy3.0 
 10. Hruban, USK Praha3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Pavel PUMPRLA
  CEZ N.
  (196-G-86)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Pumprla, CEZ N.3.5 
 2. Klecka, B&W Opava3.2 
 3. Wright, Chomutov3.0 
 4. McFadden, Usti n.2.7 
 5. Smith, BK Prost.2.5 
 6. Grant, Levice2.3 
 7. Sirina, B&W Opava2.3 
 8. Lowery, Chomutov1.8 
 9. Inge, NH Ostrava1.8 
 10. Bridgewaters, Int.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Bertengeh GADRI-NICHOLSON
  BK Prost.
  (208-C-83)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Gadri-N., BK Prost.2.8 
 2. Hughes, NH Ostrava1.5 
 3. Grant, Levice1.5 
 4. Jelinek, BC Kolin1.3 
 5. Pumprla, CEZ N.1.0 
 6. Kramny, Svitavy1.0 
 7. Slavik, USK Praha1.0 
 8. Meno, Svitavy0.8 
 9. Sedmak, USK Praha0.8 
 10. Votroubek, USK P.0.7 


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  DENMARK   


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


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  ESTONIA   


KML Round 2: Tartu Ulikool hands first defeat to TTU/Kalev - by Eurobasket News
There were only 2 rounds played so far and it's still very beginning of the Regular Season in KML.

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated TTU/Kalev (1-1) on the court of top-ranked Tartu Ulikool on Wednesday night. Visitors were rolled over by Tartu Ulikool 97-72. They dominated down low during the game scoring 72 of its points in the paint compared to TTU/Kalev's 42. They outrebounded TTU/Kalev 49-33 including a 37-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. Tartu Ulikool looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists comparing to just 4 passes made by TTU/Kalev's players. The best player for the winners was international forward Tanel Kurbas (197-F-88) who scored 16 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. International guard Rain Veideman (192-91) chipped in 19 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). American center Andrew Arnold (208-86, college: Lewis-Clark) produced a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds for the guests. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Tartu Ulikool have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 3-0 record. TTU/Kalev at the other side keeps the third place with one game lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Tartu Ulikool are looking forward to face Tln Kalev (#4) in Tallinn in the next round. TTU/Kalev's supporters also look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tallinn to the arena Kalev/Cramo.
Another exciting game was between eighth ranked BC Rakvere and bottom-ranked Valga/CKE where BC Rakvere (1-2) crushed Valga/CKE (0-3) on the road with 26-point difference 100-74. Latvian center Kaspars Cipruss (210-82, agency: Interperformances) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 15 rebounds. Valmo Kriisa contributed with 16 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. BC Rakvere's coach Andreas Sober felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Latvian guard Edgars Cunda (196-84, agency: Court Side) replied with 25 points for Valga/CKE. BC Rakvere left bottom position moving up to seventh place. It was Valga/CKE's third loss in a row. They still closes the standings with three games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Very important is a road loss of second ranked KK Parnu (1-1) against seventh ranked Tln Kalev (1-1) on Friday night. Visiting KK Parnu was crushed by Tln Kalev in Tallinn 91-67. Aleksei Fedortchuk had a double-double by scoring 18 points, 15 rebounds and 7 blocks to lead the charge for the winners. Coach Indrek Reinbok's team controlled all game and the coach could let to play 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Rannar Raap responded with 17 points and 7 rebounds. Tln Kalev left bottom position moving up to third place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated KK Parnu. Tln Kalev will meet at home league's leader Tartu Ulikool in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. KK Parnu will have a break next round.
The game in Valga supposed to be also worth to mention about. Top-ranked Kalev/Cramo (1-0) played at the court of bottom-ranked Valga/CKE (0-3). Kalev/Cramo smashed Valga/CKE 76-50. Reimo Tamm notched 18 points and 5 rebounds to lead the effort. Defending champion left bottom position moving up to second place. Valga/CKE at the other side still closes the standings with three games lost. Kalev/Cramo's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tallinn TTU/Kalev.



Valga/CKE - Kalev/Cramo 50-76

The game in Valga supposed to be also worth to mention about. Top-ranked Kalev/Cramo (1-0) played at the court of bottom-ranked Valga/CKE (0-3). Kalev/Cramo smashed Valga/CKE 76-50. The game without a history. Kalev/Cramo led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Valga/CKE to just 7 points in second quarter. Kalev/Cramo shot 27 for 40 from the free-throw line, while Valga/CKE only scored eleven points from the stripe. Kalev/Cramo forced 19 Valga/CKE turnovers and had a 37-22 advantage in offensive rebounds. 31 personal fouls committed by Valga/CKE helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. International guard Reimo Tamm (185-84) notched 18 points and 5 rebounds to lead the effort and international guard Gert Dorbek (194-85) supported him with 13 points and 5 assists. Even 7 points and 11 rebounds by Nigerian-American power forward Desmond Adedeji (206-87, college: Stony Brook, agency: Global Sports Plaza) did not help to save the game for Valga/CKE. British forward Samuel Cricelli (200-85, college: Caldwell) added 8 points and 7 rebounds for the hosts. Defending champion left bottom position moving up to second place. Valga/CKE at the other side still closes the standings with three games lost. Kalev/Cramo's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tallinn TTU/Kalev.
Top scorers:
Valga/CKE: A.Tagamets 13+2reb, E.Cunda 10+4reb, S.Cricelli 8+7reb+1ast, A.Vasar 7+4reb, D.Adedeji 7+11reb, V.Vares 3+4reb+1ast
Kalev/Cramo: R.Tamm 18+5reb+1ast, G.Dorbek 13+4reb+5ast, K.Kitsing 10+3reb, M.Riis 10+4reb+1ast, K.Saks 8+4reb+3ast, N.Varbanov 7+11reb
gschID: 150089


Valga/CKE - Tarvas 74-100

Another exciting game was between eighth ranked BC Rakvere and bottom-ranked Valga/CKE where BC Rakvere (1-2) crushed Valga/CKE (0-3) on the road with 26-point difference 100-74. It looked good early as Valga/CKE took an 1-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then BC Rakvere had a 29-8 second period charge getting the lead and Valga/CKE was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 74-100. BC Rakvere made 29-of-38 charity shots (76.3 percent) during the game. They also forced 20 Valga/CKE turnovers. Valga/CKE was plagued by 32 personal fouls down the stretch. Latvian center Kaspars Cipruss (210-82, agency: Interperformances) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 15 rebounds. The former international guard Valmo Kriisa (190-74) contributed with 16 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Four BC Rakvere players scored in double figures. BC Rakvere's coach Andreas Sober felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Latvian guard Edgars Cunda (196-84, agency: Court Side) replied with 25 points and the former international forward Ando Tagamets (200-79) added 18 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Valga/CKE. BC Rakvere left bottom position moving up to seventh place. It was Valga/CKE's third loss in a row. They still closes the standings with three games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Valga/CKE: E.Cunda 25+1reb+3ast, A.Tagamets 18+8reb, A.Vasar 7+1reb+2ast, S.Cricelli 7+2reb+4ast, D.Adedeji 7+7reb, R.Petersonig 6+3reb
Tarvas: K.Cipruss 19+15reb, T.Oja 18+4reb+1ast, V.Kriisa 16+5reb+4ast, R.Hallik 14+3reb+2ast, V.Veski 12+2reb, M.Dorbek 9+4reb+6ast
gschID: 150086


Tartu Ulikool - TTU/Kalev 97-72

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated TTU/Kalev (1-1) on the court of top-ranked Tartu Ulikool on Wednesday night. Visitors were rolled over by Tartu Ulikool 97-72. They dominated down low during the game scoring 72 of its points in the paint compared to TTU/Kalev's 42. They outrebounded TTU/Kalev 49-33 including a 37-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. Tartu Ulikool looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists comparing to just 4 passes made by TTU/Kalev's players. The best player for the winners was international forward Tanel Kurbas (197-88) who scored 16 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. International guard Rain Veideman (192-91) chipped in 19 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). American center Andrew Arnold (208-86, college: Lewis-Clark) produced a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds and forward Illimar Pilk (195-88) added 19 points respectively for the guests. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Tartu Ulikool have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 3-0 record. TTU/Kalev at the other side keeps the third place with one game lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Tartu Ulikool are looking forward to face Tln Kalev (#4) in Tallinn in the next round. TTU/Kalev's supporters also look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tallinn to the arena Kalev/Cramo.
Top scorers:
TTU/Kalev: I.Pilk 19+2reb+1ast, A.Arnold 14+10reb, K.Akenparg 12+4reb+1ast, E.Keedus 9+3reb+1ast, K.Keres 6+2reb, K.Makke 5+1reb
Tartu Ulikool: R.Veideman 19+3reb+2ast, T.Kurbas 16+5reb+5ast, T.Eichfuss 10+4reb+1ast, B.Amis 10+7reb+1ast, V.Allingu 9+2reb+2ast, R.Raadik 7+8reb+1ast
gschID: 150087


Tln Kalev - Parnu 91-67

Very important is a road loss of second ranked KK Parnu (1-1) against seventh ranked Tln Kalev (1-1) on Friday night. Visiting KK Parnu was crushed by Tln Kalev in Tallinn 91-67. The game without a history. Tln Kalev led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 22-of-25 free shots (88.0 percent) during the game. Tln Kalev outrebounded KK Parnu 46-27 including 31 on the defensive glass. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Tln Kalev made 9 blocks. Russian center Aleksei Fedortchuk (209-86, agency: RIZO) had a double-double by scoring 18 points, 15 rebounds and 7 blocks to lead the charge for the winners and guard Mihkel Kurg (191-87) chipped in 20 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists during the contest. Coach Indrek Reinbok's team controlled all game and the coach could let to play 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Swingman Rannar Raap (188-92) responded with 17 points and 7 rebounds and point guard Rain Karner (186-91) scored 10 points and 5 rebounds. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Tln Kalev left bottom position moving up to third place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated KK Parnu. Tln Kalev will meet at home league's leader Tartu Ulikool in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. KK Parnu will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Parnu: R.Raap 17+7reb+1ast, T.Raadik 13+2reb, T.Hamarsalu 11+4reb, R.Karner 10+5reb+3ast, S.Olmre 10+3reb+2ast, E.Tamsalu 4+3reb
Tln Kalev: M.Kurg 20+8reb+4ast, A.Fedortchuk 18+15reb+2ast, I.Tulit 12+4reb, M.Paiste 12+3reb+2ast, R.Roos 11+3reb+2ast, M.Shaw 8+4reb
gschID: 150088




Standings - KML
KML Standings
 1. Tartu Ulikool 3-0 
 2. Kalev/Cramo 1-0 
 3. Rapla 1-1 
 4. Tln Kalev 1-1 
 5. TTU/Kalev 1-1 
 6. Parnu 1-1 
 7. Tarvas 1-2 
 8. Valga/CKE 0-3 


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Illimar PILK
  TT.
  (195-F-88)
  Avg: 21
 1. Pilk, TT.21.0 
 2. Tamm, Kalev/Cramo18.0 
 3. Arnold, TT.18.0 
 4. Raap, Parnu17.5 
 5. Sokk, Tartu Ulikool17.5 
 6. Cunda, Va.17.3 
 7. Fedortchuk, Tln K.16.5 
 8. Kurg, Tln Kalev16.5 
 9. Hallik, Tarvas16.0 
 10. Kaldre, Rapla15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Raido RINGMETS
  Rapla
  (206-C/F-83)
  Avg: 13
 1. Ringmets, Rapla13.0 
 2. Fedortchuk, Tln K.12.5 
 3. Fall, Kalev/Cramo11.0 
 4. Varbanov, Kalev/Cr.11.0 
 5. Cipruss, Tarvas10.3 
 6. Adedeji, Va.9.0 
 7. Hamarsalu, Parnu8.0 
 8. Arnold, TT.7.0 
 9. Soo, Rapla7.0 
 10. Raadik, Tartu Uli.6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Gert DORBEK
  Kalev/Cr.
  (194-G-85)
  Avg: 5
 1. Dorbek, Kalev/Cr.5.0 
 2. Dorbek, Tarvas4.7 
 3. Roos, Tln Kalev4.5 
 4. Karner, Parnu4.0 
 5. Kriisa, Tarvas4.0 
 6. Kurg, Tln Kalev3.5 
 7. Veideman, Tartu U.3.3 
 8. Parn, Rapla3.0 
 9. Kurbas, Tartu Ulik.3.0 
 10. Saks, Kalev/Cramo3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Kaido SAKS
  Kalev/Cramo
  (205-F-86)
  Avg: 4
 1. Saks, Kalev/Cramo4.0 
 2. Karner, Parnu3.5 
 3. Saage, Tartu Uliko.3.0 
 4. Cunda, Va.2.7 
 5. Kaja, TT.2.5 
 6. Kaldre, Rapla2.5 
 7. Roos, Tln Kalev2.5 
 8. Dorbek, Tarvas2.3 
 9. Laane, Rapla2.0 
 10. Raap, Parnu2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Aleksei FEDORTCHUK
  Tln K.
  (209-C-86)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Fedortchuk, Tln K.3.5 
 2. Fall, Kalev/Cramo3.0 
 3. Voolaid, Parnu3.0 
 4. Amis, Tartu Ulikool1.7 
 5. Varbanov, Kalev/Cr.1.0 
 6. Coles, Tarvas1.0 
 7. Hallik, Tarvas1.0 
 8. Shaw, Tln Kalev1.0 
 9. Adedeji, Va.1.0 
 10. Saarmets, TT.1.0 


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Maccabi's Waiting For Keith Langford to Give The OK - by David Pick
After clinching the Israeli pre-season 'Chance' cup title and destroying Galil/Gilboa, 95:60, earlier tonight in the Israeli league season opener, Maccabi Tel-Aviv travels to Italy in preparation of its first real challenge of the 2011/12 season Euroleague debut against Armani MI.

Despite its hopes of completing the team's roster by now, Maccabi will play on Thursday without the combo-guard scorer they need, but looks to sign one as early as possible, while figures point to American free agent Keith Langford.

Eurobasket informs that Maccabi and Langford's people have been handling many conversations these past weeks, working on finalizing a deal. Langford himself expressed great interest of playing for American/Israeli head coach David Blatt, and has agreed to all of the team's terms and conditions. However, the problematic situation of cutting a player, or in Maccabi's case of loaning one (Milan Macvan), in order to bring in another, forced club chairman Shimon Mizrahi to step up and handle the negotiation himself, as oppose to share holder/general manager Danny Federman. After agreeing on terms, Langford is stalling but is expected to sign a multi-year deal with the Israeli champs, picking up just around Maccabi's former guard Jeremy Pargo's salary, earning $750,000 his first season and $900,000 his second. An optional possibility that is delaying Langford's signing is because Spanish Caja Laboral Vitoria is also very interested in the American's services after suffering a brutal beat down earlier this week.

Follow David Pick on Twitter: @DubiPick



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1.DIVISION: Lloyd Phillips scored 39 points - by Rauno Hurmalainen
1.Division, Round 3: Four games to night, not a single home victory! Newcomers Pyrinto II (Tampere) and YMCA Oulu met in Tampere. Visitor ONMKY won 88-103 (43-46). American G Lloyd Phillips (178-PG-85, college: Illinois St.) led YMCA Oulu with 39 points. Phillips is league leading scorer after three rounds: 31,0 ppg (in 34 mpg). Joni Harjula (189-G-83) led the hosts with 26 pts. In Helsinki ToPo II lost vs Huima (Aanekoski) 87-92 (47-48). John Britton (Huima) was game MVP: 24pts/12rbs. Ura Basket from Kaarina lost vs Honka (Tapiola) 61-68 (31-26). Lionel Green (196-G/F-84, college: SUNO) scored 21 pts for Ura Basket and Anselmi Vanjoki (193-G-88) led Honka with 20 pts. And BC Nokia (3-0) was rolling at Lapua. Local Korikobrat lost 73-97 (44-47). Eric Williams (198-F-85, college: Tarleton St.) (Lapua) had a double-double 20pts/11rbs and BC Nokia got 23 points from Gerald January (201-F/C-88, college: Montevallo).
Pyrinto II - YMCA Oulu 88-103 (43-46). (Joni Harjula 26, Jukka-Pekka Vaananen 22, Jari Pulkkinen 10/8 - Lloyd Phillips 39, Josh Nofflet 22/16, Juho Teppo 14).
ToPo II - Huima 87-92 (47-48). (Julius Rajala 21/10, Alexis Lavasteda Lee 19, Sauli Silvonen 14 - John Britton 24/12, Justice Graham 24, Treylon Manning 18).
Ura Basket - Honka (Tapiola) 61-68 (31-26). (Lionel Green 21, Niilo Lehtila 16, Eze Andrews 13/9 - Anselmi Vanjoki 20, Tero Laitinen 14, Ilkka Sirola 11).
Lapua - BC Nokia 73-97 (44-47). (Eric Williams 20/11, Walter Baxley 18, Henri Jokinen 11 - Gerald January 23, Tomi Kankaanpaa 21, Darren Townes 16/12).




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. Haynes, LrNM.2.5 
 4. Moore, Korihait2.5 
 5. Newson, Kataja2.3 
 6. Terwilliger, Kataja2.0 
 7. Holloway, Salon V.2.0 
 8. Price, Kataja2.0 
 9. Brooks, Namika L.2.0 
 10. Beidler, Kauhajoki2.0 
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 


Korisliiga round 5 best performance: Tyler Tiedeman - by Eurobasket News
American forward Tyler Tiedeman (201-F-85, agency: Interperformances) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for LrNMKY, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 5.
The 26-year old player had a double-double of 34 points and 11 rebounds, while his team beat Korihait (1-3) 90-85. LrNMKY is placed at 8th position in Finnish Korisliiga. Too late to salvage the team, which is currently ranked such low. They already lost 3 games and recorded just one victory. In the team's last game Tiedeman had a remarkable 61.5% from 2-point range and got five three-pointers out of 7 attempts. He turned to be LrNMKY's top player in his first season with the team. Former Boise State University star has very solid stats this year. Tiedeman is in league's top in points (4th best: 21.5ppg) and averages impressive 54.5% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 25-year old American Emmanuel Holloway (188-G-86) of Salon Vilpas. Holloway had a very good evening with 34 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists. Bad luck as Salon Vilpas lost that game 72-85 to slightly higher-ranked Kouvot (#4, 2-2). This loss caused Salon Vilpas to drop to 6th position in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 2-3 record. Holloway is a newcomer at Salon Vilpas, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 20.7ppg (#5). He also registered 5.7 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was American forward Todd Hendley (206-F-84) of league's second-best Kauhajoki. Hendley scored 22 points and grabbed ten rebounds. He was a key player of Kauhajoki, leading his team to a 86-81 win against the lower-ranked ToPo (#5, 2-2). Kauhajoki is closer and closer to the top of the standings. They will still need more victories. But 4-1 record is not that bad... Hendley has a very solid season. In 5 games in Finland he scored 15.8ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Lawrence Hamm (198-F-84) of LrNMKY - 16 points and 12 rebounds
5. Jared Newson (195-G/F-84) of Kataja - 21 points and 10 rebounds
6. B.A. Walker (188-G-84) of Kataja - 16 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Ville Makalainen (194-F-85) of Namika Lahti - 17 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists
8. Mikko Jalonen (186-PG-82) of Korihait - 24 points and 3 rebounds
9. Mikko Koivisto (194-G-87) of Nilan Bisons - 21 points and 6 rebounds
10. Clevin Hannah (180-PG-87) of Kauhajoki - 21 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists

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


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Stats Leaders - N1
Points Per Game
 Jermont HORTON
  Blois
  (198-G-83)
  Avg: 19.5
 1. Horton, Blois19.5 
 2. Thinon, Sorgues19.3 
 3. Herard, Challans18.5 
 4. Thomas, Roche18.3 
 5. Bigote, Cognac17.8 
 6. Racine, CFBB17.3 
 7. Kaunisto, Blois17.0 
 8. Pridotkas, Brest17.0 
 9. Merie, Chartres17.0 
 10. Koundjia-S., Le P.15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ville KAUNISTO
  Blois
  (204-F-82)
  Avg: 13.5
 1. Kaunisto, Blois13.5 
 2. Caskill, Cognac11.7 
 3. Pearson, Angers B.11.3 
 4. Jaiteh, CFBB10.0 
 5. Pridotkas, Brest9.0 
 6. Diame, Rueil8.3 
 7. Simmons, Roche8.3 
 8. Williams, St Quent.8.0 
 9. St Robert, Montb.7.8 
 10. Mendy, Lievin7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Fabien CALVEZ
  Charleville
  (187-G-84)
  Avg: 6
 1. Calvez, Charleville6.0 
 2. Barbry, Orchy5.5 
 3. Brochard, Blois5.5 
 4. Ball, St Quentin4.8 
 5. Dessart, Lievin4.7 
 6. Cortey, Clermont4.5 
 7. Godin, Cognac4.5 
 8. Berquier, Chartres4.5 
 9. Sene, Le Puy4.3 
 10. Daube, 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. N''Diaye, Souffel2.0 
 8. Calvez, Charleville2.0 
 9. Merie, Chartres2.0 
 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, Rueil1.5 
 4. Borval, Le Puy1.5 
 5. Jaiteh, CFBB1.3 
 6. Andre, Roche1.0 
 7. Morin, CFBB1.0 
 8. Kaunisto, Blois1.0 
 9. Ipouck, Chartres1.0 
 10. N''Diaye, Souffel1.0 


NM1: Round 4 - by Eurobasket News
NM1 Regular Season is still in too early stage and there may be still significant changes in the standings. There was no lack of excitement in the last round games. The round ended with favorites losing the games and even winless team recording their first victory.

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Charleville-Mezieres as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Charleville-Mezieres defeated 6th ranked Sorgues at home 80-70. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Sorgues. The hosts trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 44-32 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Charleville-Mezieres dominated down low during the game scoring 44 of its points in the paint compared to Sorgues' 24. 25 personal fouls committed by Sorgues helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of center Cyril Guillarme (206-84) who helped to win the game recording 27 points and 6 rebounds and American-British power forward Tafari Toney (203-86, agency: JEMsports) who added 17 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side naturalized Moroccan guard Yassine Bassine (198-84) responded with 14 points and 5 assists. Charleville-Mezieres have a solid four-game winning streak. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Roche. Sorgues at the other side dropped to the seventh place with two games lost. They share the position with 5 other teams. Sorgues will play next round against Lievin Basket trying to get back on the winning streak. Charleville-Mezieres will try to continue on its current victory against eighth ranked Chartres on the road.
Undefeated Cognac (3-1) recorded its first loss at the home court. Hosts were edged by seventh ranked Souffelweyersheim (3-1) 73-70. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Cognac. The winners were led by naturalized Chadian forward Jacques Alingue (201-88) who scored that evening 14 points and 7 rebounds and Frederic Broliron supported him with 19 points. Even 18 points and 4 assists by guard Jonathan Godin (185-82) did not help to save the game for Cognac. Souffelweyersheim moved-up to third place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Cognac. Souffelweyersheim will play against Angers BC 49 (#15) at home in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Cognac will play against Le Puy ASMB (#12) in Le Puy en Velay and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Etendard de Brest has registered their first victory this season after three consecutive loses. The win is especially important as they defeated much higher ranked Angers BC 49 (1-3)on the road game in Angers 80-67 on Saturday. Vaidotas Pridotkas fired a double-double by scoring 22 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. Tyray Pearson produced a double-double by scoring 14 points and 16 rebounds for lost side. Etendard de Brest left bottom position moving up to thirteenth place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Angers BC 49. Etendard de Brest will meet at home bottom-ranked Montbrison (#18) in the next round where they are favorite. Angers BC 49 will play against Souffelweyersheim (#3) having rather not much hope for a victory.
Bottom-ranked CFBB (0-4) is still winless. This time they lost on the road their fourth consecutive match to twelfth ranked Lievin Basket (2-2) 86-58. It was a very good performance for Aude Pierre-Joseph who helped to win the game recording 17 points. Lievin Basket moved-up to seventh place, which they share with 5 other teams. CFBB at the other side still closes the standings with four games lost. Lievin Basket's next round opponent will be Sorgues (#11) on the road. CFBB will play against Stade Clermont (#13) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Bottom-ranked Montbrison (0-4) is still winless. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their fourth consecutive match to fourteenth ranked Chartres (2-2) 86-76 on Saturday evening. Worth to mention a great performance of Guillaume Merie who helped to win the game recording 23 points and 5 assists. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Chartres moved-up to seventh place, which they share with 5 other teams. Montbrison at the other side, also newcomer in the league, still closes the standings with four games lost. Chartres will face league's leader Charleville-Mezieres at home in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Montbrison will play against Etendard de Brest (#14) and looks forward to get finally their first victory.

There were no shocking results in the other games in round 4: Rueil lost to Blois on the opponent's court 76-84. St Quentin managed to outperform Challans in a home game 75-61. Le Puy was rolled over Orchy on the road 68-100. Clermont lost to undefeated Roche on its own court 72-88.


Blois - Rueil 84-76

Very expected game when 13th ranked Rueil (1-3) was defeated on the road by sixth ranked Blois (3-1) 84-76 on Saturday. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Rueil won third quarter 22-20. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Blois made 17-of-21 free shots (81.0 percent) during the game. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Jermont Horton (198-83, college: Rutgers-Newark) who helped to win the game recording 30 points and 4 steals and Finnish forward Ville Kaunisto (204-82) who added 9 points and 21 rebounds during the contest. Four Blois players scored in double figures. At the losing side forward Cedric Mansare (196-85) responded with 17 points and forward Thibault Chevigny (196-88) scored 12 points. Blois moved-up to third place, which they share with 3 other teams. Rueil lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the thirteenth position with three games lost. Blois will face Vendee Challans (#9) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. Rueil will play against Orchesien BC (#7) in Orchies.
Top scorers:
Rueil: C.Mansare 17+4reb, G.Mdivani 15+1reb+1ast, T.Chevigny 12+4reb+2ast, M.Diame 8+9reb, E.Driss 8+1reb, S.Cabarkapa 7+3reb+5ast
Blois: J.Horton 30+1reb, G.Staelens 13+1reb+6ast, T.Sani 10+2reb+1ast, P.Brochard 10+3reb+2ast, V.Kaunisto 9+21reb+1ast, B.Recoura 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 146946


Lievin - CFBB 86-58

Bottom-ranked CFBB (0-4) is still winless. This time they lost on the road their fourth consecutive match to twelfth ranked Lievin Basket (2-2) 86-58. The game without a history. Lievin Basket led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Lievin Basket forced 27 CFBB turnovers. It was a very good performance for forward Aude Pierre-Joseph (194-79) who helped to win the game recording 17 points. Guard Jerome Dessart (184-84) contributed with 11 points and 7 assists for the winners. Four Lievin Basket players scored in double figures. Power forward Mouhammadou Jaiteh (201-94) replied with 19 points and 7 rebounds (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) and guard Anthony Racine (190-94) added 20 points in the effort for CFBB. Lievin Basket moved-up to seventh place, which they share with 5 other teams. CFBB at the other side still closes the standings with four games lost. Lievin Basket's next round opponent will be Sorgues (#11) on the road. CFBB will play against Stade Clermont (#13) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
CFBB: A.Racine 20+2reb+2ast, M.Jaiteh 19+7reb+1ast, O.Yao-Delon 10+1reb+2ast, Y.Morin 4+1reb, J.Basileu 3+1reb, L.Laporal 2+4reb
Lievin: V.Lehut 18, A.Pierre-Joseph 17+2reb+3ast, M.Hachi 12+3reb+1ast, J.Dessart 11+2reb+7ast, T.Sanborn 10+5reb+1ast, V.Mendy 8+11reb+1ast
gschID: 146947


St Quentin - Challans 75-61

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both fourth ranked Saint-Quentin and 6th ranked Vendee Challans had identical 2-1 record. This time Saint-Quentin used a home court advantage and defeated the opponent from Challans 75-61 on Friday night. Vendee Challans was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Saint-Quentin dominated on the defensive end, holding Vendee Challans to just 5 points in fourth quarter and to 13 points in second half. Saint-Quentin made 21-of-23 free shots (91.3 percent) during the game. Vendee Challans was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Keonta Howell (193-85, college: Toledo) who helped to win the game recording 14 points and 8 rebounds and naturalized American guard Jimmal Ball (178-78, college: Akron, agency: ACMT) who added 9 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists during the contest. At the losing side American forward Josh Almanson (205-82, college: Bowling Green) responded with 13 points and power forward Mathieu Boutry (201-78) scored 8 points and 7 rebounds. Vendee Challans' coach rotated ten players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Saint-Quentin have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Vendee Challans dropped to the seventh position with two games lost. Saint-Quentin will face league's second-placed Roche on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Vendee Challans will play against Blois (#4).
Top scorers:
Challans: J.Almanson 13+3reb, F.Herard 11+5reb, M.Boutry 8+7reb+1ast, S.Cherasse 7+1reb+1ast, J.Geay 6+2reb+4ast, R.Boissie 5+5reb+1ast
St Quentin: J.Lesieu 15+4reb, K.Howell 14+8reb+1ast, D.Williams 10+7reb, J.Ball 9+5reb+6ast, K.Bichard 9+4reb+1ast, R.N'Kembe 6+1reb
gschID: 146942


Cognac - Souffel 70-73

Undefeated Cognac (3-1) recorded its first loss at the home court. Hosts were edged by seventh ranked Souffelweyersheim (3-1) 73-70. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Cognac. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Cognac won third quarter 17-12. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Souffelweyersheim dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Cognac's 20. They outrebounded Cognac 32-20 including 23 on the defensive glass. The winners were led by naturalized Chadian forward Jacques Alingue (201-88) who scored that evening 14 points and 7 rebounds and guard Frederic Broliron (193-79) supported him with 19 points. Even 18 points and 4 assists by guard Jonathan Godin (185-82) did not help to save the game for Cognac. Guard Mathieu Bigote (187-84) added 13 points for lost side. Souffelweyersheim moved-up to third place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Cognac. Souffelweyersheim will play against Angers BC 49 (#15) at home in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Cognac will play against Le Puy ASMB (#12) in Le Puy en Velay and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Cognac: J.Godin 18+2reb+4ast, M.Bigote 13+2reb+2ast, M.Buval 10+6reb+1ast, C.Bertorelle 9+5reb+1ast, J.Moupegnou 7+1reb+1ast, N.Kaczmarow 6+1reb+3ast
Souffel: F.Broliron 19+3reb, J.Alingue 14+7reb+1ast, J.Begarin 10+5reb+6ast, S.Kancel 8+1reb, A.N'Diaye 8+2reb, J.Bach 6+7reb+5ast
gschID: 146943


Orchy - Le Puy 100-68

There was a minor upset in Orchies where higher ranked Le Puy ASMB (2-2) was rolled over by twelfth ranked Orchesien BC (2-2) 100-68 on Saturday. The game without a history. Orchesien BC led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Le Puy ASMB's 34. They outrebounded Le Puy ASMB 47-30 including a 38-27 advantage in defensive rebounds. Orchesien BC looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists comparing to just 8 passes made by Le Puy ASMB's players. Le Puy ASMB was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of Serbian forward Djordje Petrovic (202-84) who helped to win the game recording 25 points and 9 rebounds and American guard Jahsha Bluntt (198-84, college: Delaware St., agency: David Lee services) who added 21 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists during the contest. At the losing side power forward Yohann Jacques (204-90) responded with 22 points and 9 rebounds and Central African forward Regis Koundjia-Sindo (203-83, college: George Washington) scored 20 points and 9 rebounds. Orchesien BC moved-up to seventh place, which they share with 5 other teams including defeated Le Puy ASMB. Orchesien BC will face Rueil (#16) in the next round and are hoping to win another game.
Top scorers:
Le Puy: Y.Jacques 22+9reb, R.Koundjia-Sindo 20+9reb+2ast, S.Borval 13+2reb, M.Gotagni 7+2reb, F.Bornerand 3+1reb, Y.Smail 2+4reb
Orchy: D.Petrovic 25+9reb+1ast, J.Bluntt 21+8reb+5ast, D.Cilly 12+8reb+1ast, O.Gouez 10+3reb, J.Verbeke 10+3reb, G.Plateau 8
gschID: 146944


Clermont - Roche 72-88

Everything went according to plan when top-ranked Roche (4-0) beat on the road 10th ranked Stade Clermont (1-3) 88-72 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Roche. Stade Clermont was better in fourth quarter 18-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Roche dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Stade Clermont's 36. Roche forced 23 Stade Clermont turnovers. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Benjamin Thomas (181-82) who helped to win the game recording 18 points and 4 assists and forward Moustafa Diallo (200-86) who added 18 points during the contest. Four Roche players scored in double figures. At the losing side forward Jonathan Beugnot (201-83, college: Clayton St.) responded with 19 points and 6 rebounds and guard Bianco Matanga (188-87) scored 16 points and 4 assists. Roche have a solid four-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Charleville. Loser Stade Clermont dropped to the thirteenth place with three games lost. Roche will face Saint-Quentin (#6) at home in the next round where they are favorite. Stade Clermont will play against CFBB (#17) in Paris and be promoted back to the ProB just one year after relegation.
Top scorers:
Clermont: J.Beugnot 19+6reb, B.Matanga 16+2reb+4ast, S.Naydenov 14+5reb, X.Delarue 8+3reb+7ast, J.McClark 7+11reb, M.Diakite 5+2reb
Roche: B.Thomas 18+4reb+4ast, M.Diallo 18+4reb+3ast, J.Bestron 15+7reb, S.Hermenier 11+4reb+2ast, R.Pegon 10+1reb+2ast, F.Bateko 7+1reb+1ast
gschID: 146945


Montbrison - Chartres 76-86

Bottom-ranked Montbrison (0-4) is still winless. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their fourth consecutive match to fourteenth ranked Chartres (2-2) 86-76 on Saturday evening. The guests trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 50-36 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Chartres forced 20 Montbrison turnovers. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Guillaume Merie (198-83) who helped to win the game recording 23 points and 5 assists and Serbian center Ljubomir Avramovic (201-79) who added 16 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side American power forward James St Robert (203-86, college: Dowling) responded with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds and guard Benjamin Tillon (189-85) scored 19 points and 5 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Chartres moved-up to seventh place, which they share with 5 other teams. Montbrison at the other side, also newcomer in the league, still closes the standings with four games lost. Chartres will face league's leader Charleville-Mezieres at home in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Montbrison will play against Etendard de Brest (#14) and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Montbrison: B.Tillon 19+5reb, J.St Robert 17+10reb+1ast, L.Biela 15+7reb+2ast, R.Aubry 11+4reb+1ast, K.Mondesir 9+4reb+1ast, C.Pegon 5+2reb+3ast
Chartres: G.Merie 23+4reb+5ast, L.Avramovic 16+6reb+2ast, M.Vasic 14+7reb+1ast, Z.Bojovic 13+5reb+4ast, H.Jalce 8+2reb, A.Razafindrabe 4+4reb+2ast
gschID: 146939


Charleville - Sorgues 80-70

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Charleville-Mezieres as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Charleville-Mezieres defeated 6th ranked Sorgues at home 80-70. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Sorgues. The hosts trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 44-32 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Charleville-Mezieres dominated down low during the game scoring 44 of its points in the paint compared to Sorgues' 24. 25 personal fouls committed by Sorgues helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of center Cyril Guillarme (206-84) who helped to win the game recording 27 points and 6 rebounds and American-British power forward Tafari Toney (203-86, agency: JEMsports) who added 17 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side naturalized Moroccan guard Yassine Bassine (198-84) responded with 14 points and 5 assists and guard Arnaud Thinon (178-87) scored 10 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Charleville-Mezieres have a solid four-game winning streak. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Roche. Sorgues at the other side dropped to the seventh place with two games lost. They share the position with 5 other teams. Sorgues will play next round against Lievin Basket trying to get back on the winning streak. Charleville-Mezieres will try to continue on its current victory against eighth ranked Chartres on the road.
Top scorers:
Sorgues: Y.Bassine 14+4reb+5ast, S.Ocokoljic 13+7reb+1ast, D.Griffin 12+7reb, A.Thinon 10+5reb+6ast, C.Dos Santos 9+1reb, D.Quincy-Jones 6+3reb
Charleville: C.Guillarme 27+6reb+2ast, T.Toney 17+7reb+3ast, C.Belser 12+10reb+1ast, D.Pistre 10+3reb+3ast, F.Bourdillon 7+7reb+5ast, F.Calvez 3+2reb+3ast
gschID: 146940


Angers BC 49 - Brest 67-80

Etendard de Brest has registered their first victory this season after three consecutive loses. The win is especially important as they defeated much higher ranked Angers BC 49 (1-3)on the road game in Angers 80-67 on Saturday. The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Etendard de Brest made 16-of-20 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. Lithuanian forward Vaidotas Pridotkas (200-84) fired a double-double by scoring 22 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. Center Rafael Lopez (204-86) chipped in 20 points and 8 rebounds. American forward Tyray Pearson (201-80, college: Iowa St.) produced a double-double by scoring 14 points and 16 rebounds and forward SyPir Traore (204-85) added 13 points and 8 rebounds respectively for lost side. Etendard de Brest left bottom position moving up to thirteenth place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Angers BC 49. Etendard de Brest will meet at home bottom-ranked Montbrison (#18) in the next round where they are favorite. Angers BC 49 will play against Souffelweyersheim (#3) having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Angers BC 49: T.Pearson 14+16reb+1ast, S.Traore 13+8reb+1ast, O.Sulpice 8+3reb+5ast, J.Casseus 8+4reb, M.Chupin 7+3reb, T.Lonzieme 6+3reb+2ast
Brest: V.Pridotkas 22+13reb+2ast, R.Lopez 20+8reb+1ast, J.Rathieuville 11+3reb+3ast, J.Doreau 7+6reb, W.Vallois 6+3reb, A.Liorel 6+2reb+4ast
gschID: 146941




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  FYR MACEDONIA   


D1 Standings
Superleague Standings
 1. Feni Indistrija 1-0 
 2. Torus Skopje 1-0 
 3. Vardar 1-0 
 4. Kumanovo 0-0 
 5. Lirija 0-0 
 6. MZT Skopje 0-0 
 7. Ovce Pole 0-0 
 8. ABA Strumica 0-1 
 9. Kozuv 0-1 
 10. Rabotnicki 0-1 


Stats Leaders - Superleague
Points Per Game
 Dimitar KARADZOVSKI
  Torus S.
  (190-G-84)
  Avg: 36
 1. Karadzovski, Torus36.0 
 2. Brooks, ABA S.32.0 
 3. Petkovic, Kozuv24.0 
 4. Boswell, ABA S.22.0 
 5. Trajkovski, Torus20.0 
 6. Bulic, Kozuv18.0 
 7. Sokolov, Feni I.18.0 
 8. Simonovski, Feni I.17.0 
 9. Karakolev, Torus S.17.0 
 10. Brckov, Feni I.17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Velibor BUHA
  Kozuv
  (208-C-88)
  Avg: 12
 1. Buha, Kozuv12.0 
 2. Petkovic, Kozuv9.0 
 3. Knezevic, Feni I.8.0 
 4. Hadzivasilev, ABA7.0 
 5. Blazevski, Torus S.6.0 
 6. Brckov, Feni I.6.0 
 7. Simonovski, Feni I.6.0 
 8. Ocokoljic, Feni I.5.0 
 9. Trajkovski, Torus5.0 
 10. Reynolds, Torus S.5.0 
Assists Per Game
 Sasa OCOKOLJIC
  Feni I.
  (183-PG-76)
  Avg: 7
 1. Ocokoljic, Feni I.7.0 
 2. Knezevic, Feni I.4.0 
 3. Brckov, Feni I.4.0 
 4. Sokolov, Feni I.3.0 
 5. Tomasevic, Kozuv3.0 
 6. Hadzivasilev, ABA3.0 
 7. Markovski, Torus S.3.0 
 8. Basnarkov, Kozuv2.0 
 9. Bulic, Kozuv2.0 
 10. Brooks, ABA S.1.0 
Steals Per Game
 Marko SIMONOVSKI
  Feni I.
  (194-G/F-89)
  Avg: 5
 1. Simonovski, Feni I.5.0 
 2. Gjurov, Feni I.3.0 
 3. Knezevic, Feni I.2.0 
 4. Ocokoljic, Feni I.2.0 
 5. Brooks, ABA S.2.0 
 6. Ford, Feni Indistr.2.0 
 7. Glavcev, Kozuv1.0 
 8. Tomasevic, Kozuv1.0 
 9. Trajkovski, Torus1.0 
 10. Basnarkov, Kozuv1.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Ivica DIMCEVSKI
  Torus S.
  (194-G/F-89)
  Avg: 1
 1. Dimcevski, Torus S.1.0 
 2. Bulic, Kozuv1.0 
 3. Buha, Kozuv1.0 
 4. Hadzivasilev, ABA0.0 
 5. Gjurov, Feni I.0.0 
 6. Trajkovski, Torus0.0 
 7. Getov, Kozuv0.0 
 8. Sokolov, Feni I.0.0 
 9. Ford, Feni Indistr.0.0 
 10. Reynolds, Torus S.0.0 


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  GEORGIA   


Geogian Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Brandon GAY
  Sokhumi
  (203-F-82)
  Avg: 31
 1. Gay, Sokhumi31.0 
 2. Londaridze, MIA T.22.0 
 3. Krepsi, MIA T.22.0 
 4. Eliashvili, Batumi22.0 
 5. Chikviladze, Samed.21.0 
 6. Parghalava, Sokhu.19.0 
 7. Berishvili, Olympus19.0 
 8. Niniashvili, TSU T.19.0 
 9. Khmelidze, Rustavi19.0 
 10. Chachibaia, STU T.17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ilija MILUTINOVIC
  Olympus
  (213-C-88)
  Avg: 16
 1. Milutinovic, Olymp.16.0 
 2. Niniashvili, TSU T.13.0 
 3. Panchulidze, TSU T.11.0 
 4. Arabic, Rustavi11.0 
 5. Atuashvili, Sokhumi10.0 
 6. Gay, Sokhumi10.0 
 7. Kadaria, Sokhumi9.0 
 8. Gugava, Rustavi9.0 
 9. Markoishvili, TSU8.0 
 10. Parghalava, Sokhu.8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Robert KREPSI
  MIA T.
  (184-G-)
  Avg: 10
 1. Krepsi, MIA T.10.0 
 2. Parghalava, Sokhu.10.0 
 3. Mikeladze, Batumi8.0 
 4. Gamqrelidze, Olymp.7.0 
 5. Artsividze, Rustavi6.0 
 6. Chitashvili, TSU T.6.0 
 7. Gay, Sokhumi6.0 
 8. Berishvili, TSU T.5.0 
 9. Sljuka, Olympus5.0 
 10. Tetelashvili, STU5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Vasili BERUASHVILI
  STU T.
  (198-F-90)
  Avg: 4
 1. Beruashvili, STU T.4.0 
 2. Gulisabedash., Oly.3.0 
 3. Krepsi, MIA T.3.0 
 4. Machaladze, STU T.3.0 
 5. Chitashvili, TSU T.3.0 
 6. Tetelashvili, STU3.0 
 7. Chachanidze, Rust.3.0 
 8. Gay, Sokhumi3.0 
 9. Chikviladze, Samed.3.0 
 10. Dekanoidze, STU2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Ilija MILUTINOVIC
  Olympus
  (213-C-88)
  Avg: 6
 1. Milutinovic, Olymp.6.0 
 2. Toudjani, MIA T.3.0 
 3. Beruashvili, STU T.3.0 
 4. Kvetenadze, Samed.2.0 
 5. Panchulidze, TSU T.2.0 
 6. Eliashvili, Batumi2.0 
 7. Machaladze, STU T.2.0 
 8. Berishvili, Olympus2.0 
 9. Chachanidze, Rust.1.0 
 10. Jintcharadze, Sam.1.0 


Highest League Standing
Superleague Standings
 1. MIA Tbilisi 1-0 
 2. Sokhumi 1-0 
 3. STU Tbilisi 1-0 
 4. TSU Tbilisi 1-0 
 5. Armia 0-0 
 6. Dinamo Tbilisi 0-0 
 7. Kutaisi 0-0 
 8. Batumi 0-1 
 9. Olympus 0-1 
 10. Rustavi 0-1 
 11. Samedicino 0-1 


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  GERMANY   


1.Bundesliga Round 4: First victory of LTi 46ers - by Eurobasket News
This is still too early stage of the Regular Season in 1.Bundesliga and we should expect many changes in upcoming rounds. The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with few extra overtimes, favorites losing the games, games ending by tiny margin and even winless team recording their first victory.

LTi 46ers' fans can celebrate the first win of their team after three consecutive loses. The victory is especially important as they edged much higher ranked Artland Dragons (1-2) 110-109 on Saturday. Artland Dragons cut a 13-point halftime deficit to tie the game at the end of regular time. But they lost overtime period 12-13. LTi 46ers made 32-of-39 free shots (82.1 percent) during the game. 33 personal fouls committed by Artland Dragons helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American players dominated the game. Worth to mention a great performance of swingman Maurice Jeffers (194-79, college: St.Louis) who helped to win the game recording 23 points and 4 assists. Guard Wayne Bernard (190-81, college: Davidson, agency: Interperformances) contributed with 21 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. LTi 46ers' coach Bjoern Harmsen used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. Guard David Holston (170-86, college: Chicago St.) replied with 29 points and 6 assists for Artland Dragons. LTi 46ers (1-3) left bottom position moving up to fifteenth place, which they share with TBB Trier. Artland Dragons at the other side dropped to the eleventh position with two games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. LTi 46ers is looking forward to face higher ranked Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (#11) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Artland Dragons will play against Walter Tigers in Tuebingen and are hoping to win this game.
1.Bundesliga top team - Telekom Baskets (4-0) managed to deliver another win. This time they beat eighth ranked Deutsche Bank Skyliners (2-2) in Frankfurt 79-64. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Deutsche Bank Skyliners. Worth to mention a quality performance of Lithuanian forward Simonas Serapinas (197-82) who helped to win the game recording 20 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists and Chris Ensminger who added 13 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. Telekom Baskets' coach Michael Koch allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. At the losing side American guard Justin Gray (188-84, college: Wake Forest) responded with 21 points (made all of his nine free throws !!!). Telekom Baskets have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 4-0 record. Deutsche Bank Skyliners at the other side dropped to the seventh place with two games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Telekom Baskets will play against EWE Baskets (#8) in Oldenburg in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Deutsche Bank Skyliners will play on the road against ratiopharm Ulm and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Bottom-ranked BBC Bayreuth is still unable to win any game. This time they lost on the road their fourth consecutive match to seventh ranked s Oliver Baskets (3-1) 76-46 on Saturday evening. The winners were led by Chris Kramer who scored that evening 18 points. s Oliver Baskets' coach John Patrick felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Even 10 points by Corey Stokes did not help to save the game for BBC Bayreuth. s Oliver Baskets moved-up to third place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser BBC Bayreuth still closes the standings with four games lost. s Oliver Baskets will meet Artland Dragons (#12) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. BBC Bayreuth will play against EnBW Ludwigsburg (#4) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top-ranked Brose Baskets blasted bottom-ranked Walter Tigers (0-3) in Tuebingen 92-68 keeping the perfect record after 4 rounds. Walter Tigers is still unable to win any game. Casey Jacobsen fired 16 points and 4 assists for the winners. Coach Chris Fleming's team controlled all game and the coach could let to play 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Brose Baskets have a solid three-game winning streak. Defending champion (3-0) moved-up to second place. Walter Tigers at the other side still closes the standings with three games lost. Brose Baskets' next round opponent will be New Yorker Phantoms (#7) in Braunschweig where they are favorite. Walter Tigers will play on the road against Artland Dragons (#12) in Quakenbrueck and look forward to get finally their first victory.
Higher ranked ALBA Berlin (1-2) fell to fourteenth ranked Phoenix Hagen (2-2) in overtime by seven points 91-98 on Sunday night. American players dominated also this game. It was a very good performance for Marc Antonio Carter who helped to win the game recording 33 points (!!!) and 7 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Phoenix Hagen moved-up to seventh place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser ALBA Berlin dropped to the eleventh position with two games lost. Phoenix Hagen will face higher ranked Bayern Muenchen (#3) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. ALBA Berlin will play against Walter Tigers (#17) in Tuebingen.

Other games in round 4 were not that significant. B.Muenchen beat Goettingen on the road 77-73. EnBW L'burg won against Bremerhaven on its own court 84-73. NY Phantoms managed to outperform EWE Baskets in Braunschweig 90-88. TBB Trier recorded a loss to Ratiopharm at home 74-80.
The most impressive performance of 4th round was 27 points, 16 rebounds and 5 assists by John Bryant of Ratiopharm.



Goettingen - B.Muenchen 73-77

No shocking result in a game when fourth ranked Bayern Muenchen (3-1) beat on the road 11th ranked BG Goettingen (1-2) 77-73 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 6-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 77-73. BG Goettingen was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for American guard Je'Kel Foster (191-83, college: Ohio St., agency: Lanshire Group) who helped to win the game recording 19 points. International guard Steffen Hamann (194-81) contributed with 7 points and 6 assists for the winners. American guard Paris Horne (191-87, college: St.John's) replied with 20 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and his fellow American import power forward Raymond Sykes (206-86, college: Clemson) added 14 points and 14 rebounds in the effort for BG Goettingen. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Bayern Muenchen have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser BG Goettingen keeps the eleventh position with two games lost. Bayern Muenchen will face Phoenix Hagen (#10) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. BG Goettingen will play against Eisbaeren Bremerhaven and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
B.Muenchen: J.Foster 19+3reb+1ast, J.Wallace 12+2ast, D.Greene 10+2reb, R.Benzing 7+4reb+3ast, S.Hamann 7+2reb+6ast, J.Jagla 7+4reb+1ast
Goettingen: L.Dale 21+1reb+1ast, P.Horne 20+6reb+4ast, R.Sykes 14+14reb+1ast, K.Ahelegbe 8+1reb+5ast, P.Noch 5+1reb+1ast, D.Saunders 3+4reb+2ast
gschID: 130844


s.Oliver Baskets - Bayreuth 76-46

Bottom-ranked BBC Bayreuth is still unable to win any game. This time they lost on the road their fourth consecutive match to seventh ranked s Oliver Baskets (3-1) 76-46 on Saturday evening. The game without a history. s Oliver Baskets led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding BBC Bayreuth to just 7 points in second quarter. s Oliver Baskets dominated down low during the game scoring 42 of its points in the paint compared to BBC Bayreuth's 20. s Oliver Baskets forced 23 BBC Bayreuth turnovers. The winners were led by American guard Chris Kramer (191-88, college: Purdue) who scored that evening 18 points (made all of his eight free throws) and the other American import power forward Ivan Elliott (203-86, college: UCSB, agency: Limelight Hoops) supported him with 9 points and 7 rebounds. s Oliver Baskets' coach John Patrick felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Even 10 points by American guard Corey Stokes (195-88, college: Villanova) did not help to save the game for BBC Bayreuth. Guard Simon Schmitz (188-90) added 8 points for lost side. s Oliver Baskets moved-up to third place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser BBC Bayreuth still closes the standings with four games lost. s Oliver Baskets will meet Artland Dragons (#12) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. BBC Bayreuth will play against EnBW Ludwigsburg (#4) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
s.Oliver Baskets: C.Kramer 18+2reb+3ast, R.Tomaszek 9+4reb+1ast, I.Elliott 9+7reb+2ast, G.Brown 9+2reb+1ast, J.Boone 8+4reb, R.Harris 5+2reb
Bayreuth: C.Stokes 10+2reb, S.Schmitz 8+3ast, O.Jeanty 6+1reb+2ast, E.Ibekwe 6+3reb+1ast, B.Wyrick 5+4reb, S.Schmidt 4+2reb
gschID: 130845


LTi 46ers - Art.Dragons 110-109 OT

LTi 46ers' fans can celebrate the first win of their team after three consecutive loses. The victory is especially important as they edged much higher ranked Artland Dragons (1-2) 110-109 on Saturday. Artland Dragons cut a 13-point halftime deficit to tie the game at the end of regular time. But they lost overtime period 12-13. LTi 46ers made 32-of-39 free shots (82.1 percent) during the game. 33 personal fouls committed by Artland Dragons helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American players dominated the game. Worth to mention a great performance of swingman Maurice Jeffers (194-79, college: St.Louis) who helped to win the game recording 23 points and 4 assists. Guard Wayne Bernard (190-81, college: Davidson, agency: Interperformances) contributed with 21 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. LTi 46ers' coach Bjoern Harmsen used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. Guard David Holston (170-86, college: Chicago St.) replied with 29 points and 6 assists and swingman Anthony Hilliard (193-86, college: Elizabeth City) added 22 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Artland Dragons. Four LTi 46ers and five Artland Dragons players scored in double figures. LTi 46ers (1-3) left bottom position moving up to fifteenth place, which they share with TBB Trier. Artland Dragons at the other side dropped to the eleventh position with two games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. LTi 46ers is looking forward to face higher ranked Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (#11) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Artland Dragons will play against Walter Tigers in Tuebingen and are hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
LTi 46ers: M.Jeffers 23+3reb+4ast, W.Bernard 21+6reb+1ast, R.Pilcevic 18+2reb+4ast, E.Ovcina 16+9reb, B.Stewart 11+2reb+1ast, K.Archibong 7+8reb+3ast
Art.Dragons: D.Holston 29+3reb+6ast, A.Hilliard 22+8reb+1ast, D.Fenn 17+9reb, N.Peavy 14+8reb+3ast, J.Strasser 13+1reb+1ast, A.King 12+5reb+1ast
gschID: 130841


EnBW L'burg - Bremerhaven 84-73

Very expected game when 9th ranked Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (1-2) lost on the road to third ranked EnBW Ludwigsburg (3-1) 84-73 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 3 points after three quarters before their 26-12 charge, which allowed them to win the game. EnBW Ludwigsburg made 24-of-30 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. Eisbaeren Bremerhaven was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for Lithuanian forward Donatas Zavackas (203-80, college: Pittsburgh) who helped to win the game recording 19 points. American forward John Bowler (206-84, college: E.Michigan, agency: Limelight Hoops) contributed with 16 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. The former international center Christopher McNaughton (211-82, college: Bucknell, agency: Pro One Sports) replied with 16 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and American guard Mike Smith (198-87, college: E.Tenn.St.) added 10 points in the effort for Eisbaeren Bremerhaven. Four Eisbaeren Bremerhaven players scored in double figures. EnBW Ludwigsburg maintains third position with 3-1 record behind leader Telekom Baskets, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Eisbaeren Bremerhaven dropped to the eleventh place with two games lost. EnBW Ludwigsburg will face bottom-ranked BBC Bayreuth (#18) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Eisbaeren Bremerhaven will play against BG Goettingen (#13) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
EnBW L'burg: D.Zavackas 19+4reb+1ast, J.Bowler 16+6reb, A.Harris 13+3reb+2ast, M.Dorris 10+3reb, J.Lischka 9+7reb+2ast, J.Green 8+3reb+4ast
Bremerhaven: C.McNaughton 16+1reb+2ast, Z.Peacock 12+2reb, T.Everett 10+5reb, A.Smith 10+2reb+4ast, M.Smith 10+4reb+3ast, J.Brewer 6+2reb+8ast
gschID: 130842


Walter Tigers - Brose Baskets 68-92

Top-ranked Brose Baskets blasted bottom-ranked Walter Tigers (0-3) in Tuebingen 92-68 keeping the perfect record after 4 rounds. Walter Tigers is still unable to win any game. The game without a history. Brose Baskets led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. It was a great shooting night for Brose Baskets especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.6 percentage. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. They brought some defensive toughness making 7 blocks. American swingman Casey Jacobsen (198-81, college: Stanford) fired 16 points and 4 assists for the winners. Serbian forward Predrag Suput (200-77, agency: Beo Basket) chipped in 14 points. Five Brose Baskets players scored in double figures. Coach Chris Fleming's team controlled all game and the coach could let to play 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Bosnian forward Adnan Hodzic (203-88, college: Lipscomb, agency: Pro One Sports) produced 13 points (made all of his eight free throws) and American guard Louis Campbell (190-79, college: Buffalo, agency: Pro One Sports) added 13 points respectively for lost side. Brose Baskets have a solid three-game winning streak. Defending champion (3-0) moved-up to second place. Walter Tigers at the other side still closes the standings with three games lost. Brose Baskets' next round opponent will be New Yorker Phantoms (#7) in Braunschweig where they are favorite. Walter Tigers will play on the road against Artland Dragons (#12) in Quakenbrueck and look forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Brose Baskets: C.Jacobsen 16+2reb+4ast, P.Suput 14+3reb+3ast, A.Leon Tucker 14+2reb+2ast, A.Gavel 13+2reb+2ast, T.Pleiss 12+7reb, M.Slaughter 8+8reb
Walter Tigers: A.Hodzic 13+4reb+1ast, L.Campbell 13+1reb+3ast, T.Nash 11+5reb, V.Duggins 9+3reb+4ast, R.Redding 8+4reb+2ast, J.Young 6+1reb+3ast
gschID: 130843


EWE Baskets - NY Phantoms 88-90

There was a small surprise when tenth ranked New Yorker Phantoms (2-2) edged 7th ranked EWE Baskets (2-2) in Oldenburg 90-88 on Sunday. The guests trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 7-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 90-88. New Yorker Phantoms shot the lights out from three sinking 15 long-distance shots on high 57.7 percentage. It was a very good performance for American guard Immanuel McElroy (193-80, college: Cincinnati) who helped to win the game recording 18 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). Guard Robert Kulawick (191-86, agency: Pro One Sports) contributed with 19 points for the winners. New Yorker Phantoms' coach Sebastian Machowski used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. American forward Ronald Burrell (204-83, college: NC-Greensboro, agency: Pro One Sports) replied with 24 points and 6 rebounds and his fellow American import guard Bobby Brown (188-84, college: Cal.St. Fullerton, agency: Priority Sports) added 19 points and 6 assists in the effort for EWE Baskets. New Yorker Phantoms moved-up to seventh place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated EWE Baskets. New Yorker Phantoms will face league's second-placed Brose Baskets in Bamberg in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
Top scorers:
NY Phantoms: R.Kulawick 19+4reb+1ast, I.McElroy 18+5reb+4ast, R.Melzer 14+7reb+1ast, N.Williams 9+1ast, L.Greer 8+2reb+3ast, B.Jorovic 8+1reb
EWE Baskets: R.Burrell 24+6reb, B.Brown 19+1reb+6ast, R.Smeulders 17+5reb, A.Chubb 8+6reb, R.Paulding 7+4reb+4ast, K.Hasbrouck 6+6reb+3ast
gschID: 130838


TBB Trier - Ratiopharm 74-80

Not a big story in a game when 14th ranked TBB Trier (1-3) lost at home to fifth ranked ratiopharm Ulm (3-1) 80-74 on Saturday. TBB Trier was trailing by 9 points at halftime but managed to get 2-point lead after three quarters before a 26-18 charge of ratiopharm Ulm, which allowed them to win the game. TBB Trier was plagued by 30 personal fouls down the stretch. American players dominated also this game. It was a very good performance for center John Bryant (208-87, college: Santa Clara) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 27 points, 16 rebounds and 5 assists (made all of his nine free throws !!!). Guard Isaiah Swann (188-85, college: Florida St.) contributed with 18 points for the winners. point guard Dru Joyce (183-85, college: Akron) replied with 28 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists and guard John Bynum (191-78, college: Metro St., agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement) added 8 points and 7 assists in the effort for TBB Trier. TBB Trier's coach Henrik Roedl rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. ratiopharm Ulm moved-up to third place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser TBB Trier dropped to the fifteenth position with three games lost. ratiopharm Ulm will face Deutsche Bank Skyliners (#9) in Frankfurt in the next round where they are favorite. TBB Trier will play on the road against BG Goettingen (#13) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Ratiopharm: J.Bryant 27+16reb+5ast, I.Swann 18+1reb+1ast, P.Guenther 9+5reb+2ast, S.Esterkamp 8+2reb+3ast, K.Nankivil 6, D.Watts 5+3reb+1ast
TBB Trier: D.Joyce 28+6reb+5ast, D.Dojcin 10+2reb+2ast, M.Zirbes 9+2reb, J.Bynum 8+2reb+7ast, O.Fassler 6+2reb+3ast, E.Gallup 6+4reb
gschID: 130839


Phoenix Hagen - ALBA 98-91 OT

Higher ranked ALBA Berlin (1-2) fell to fourteenth ranked Phoenix Hagen (2-2) in overtime by seven points 91-98 on Sunday night. ALBA Berlin was trailing by 2 points at halftime but managed to get 9-point lead after three quarters before a 27-18 charge of Phoenix Hagen, which allowed them to tie the game at the end of regular time. They were better in overtime eventually winning that period 17-10. Phoenix Hagen had a 15-4 advantage in offensive rebounds. ALBA Berlin was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. American players dominated also this game. It was a very good performance for guard Marc Antonio Carter (191-85, college: NC-Wilmington, agency: Limelight Hoops) who helped to win the game recording 33 points (!!!) and 7 rebounds. Guard Brandon Brooks (188-87, college: Alabama St., agency: Pro One Sports) contributed with 20 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Guard Kyle Weaver (198-86, college: Washington St., agency: Interperformances) replied with 22 points and 6 rebounds (made all of his nine free throws !!!) and guard DaShaun Wood (185-85, college: Wright St.) added 14 points and 9 assists in the effort for ALBA Berlin. Four ALBA Berlin players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Phoenix Hagen moved-up to seventh place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser ALBA Berlin dropped to the eleventh position with two games lost. Phoenix Hagen will face higher ranked Bayern Muenchen (#3) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. ALBA Berlin will play against Walter Tigers (#17) in Tuebingen.
Top scorers:
Phoenix Hagen: M.Antonio Carter 33+7reb+1ast, B.Brooks 20+8reb+3ast, Z.Jonusas 15+5reb, B.Kruel 8+6reb, E.Seward 8+9reb+1ast, T.Blackwood 6+1reb+1ast
ALBA: K.Weaver 22+6reb+2ast, D.Wood 14+4reb+9ast, T.Francis 13+9reb, D.Allen 13+5reb+1ast, H.Schaffartzik 9+1reb+1ast, B.Taylor 9+1reb+1ast
gschID: 130840


Fraport SKY - Telekom Baskets 64-79

1.Bundesliga top team - Telekom Baskets (4-0) managed to deliver another win. This time they beat eighth ranked Deutsche Bank Skyliners (2-2) in Frankfurt 79-64. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Deutsche Bank Skyliners. The game was mostly controlled by Telekom Baskets. Deutsche Bank Skyliners was better in fourth quarter 18-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Deutsche Bank Skyliners 40-29 including a 30-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. Telekom Baskets players were unselfish on offense dishing 25 assists comparing to just 10 passes made by Deutsche Bank Skyliners' players. Worth to mention a quality performance of Lithuanian forward Simonas Serapinas (197-82) who helped to win the game recording 20 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists and American center Chris Ensminger (209-73, college: Valparaiso, agency: Limelight Hoops) who added 13 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. Telekom Baskets' coach Michael Koch allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. At the losing side American guard Justin Gray (188-84, college: Wake Forest) responded with 21 points (made all of his nine free throws !!!) and his fellow American import forward Jon Leuer (208-89, college: Wisconsin, agency: Priority Sports) scored 16 points and 7 rebounds. Telekom Baskets have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 4-0 record. Deutsche Bank Skyliners at the other side dropped to the seventh place with two games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Telekom Baskets will play against EWE Baskets (#8) in Oldenburg in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Deutsche Bank Skyliners will play on the road against ratiopharm Ulm and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Telekom Baskets: S.Serapinas 20+5reb+5ast, T.Gaffney 13+6reb+3ast, C.Ensminger 13+7reb+3ast, Z.Buljan 10+6reb, B.Veikalas 9+5reb+3ast, F.Thuelig 5+1reb+1ast
Fraport SKY: J.Gray 21+2reb+3ast, J.Leuer 16+7reb+1ast, J.McKinney 12+5reb+1ast, D.Barthel 6+6reb+1ast, Q.Robertson 5+3reb, J.Herber 4+1reb+3ast
gschID: 130837




Vaughn Duggins (Walter Tigers Tuebingen) I Love Watching Bastian Schweinsteiger Orchestrate The German Attack - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Vaughn Duggins (190-G-87, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Wright St.) is a 24 year old 190cm guard from Pendelton, Indiana that will be starting his professional basketball career in the Beko BBL with the Walter Tigers Tuebingen. He played at Wright State from 2006-2011 including his freshman year with 2011 Beko BBLMVP Dashaun Wood. In his senior season, the American played 33 games: 18.0ppg, 3.8rpg, 2.2apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 44.7%, 3PT: 31.1%, FT: 82.2%. Awards/Achievements in his basketball career have beenHorizon League Regular Season Runner-Up -07, 10, Horizon League Tournament Winner -07, Horizon League All-Newcomer Team -07, All-Horizon League 1st Team -08, 11, Horizon League Tournament Semifinals -09, Horizon League Tournament Finalist -10, All-Horizon League 2nd Team -10, Horizon League All-Defensive Team -10,and NABC Division I All-District 12 2nd Team -10, 11. He spoke to Eurobasket before the game against 2011 Beko BBl champion Bamberg.

A tough 86-77 loss against FC Bayern Munich. How was the atmosphere and what was it like playing in front of so many celebrities like Bastian Schweinsteiger, Uli Hoeness and even Jeff Green was there?

The atmosphere was amazing. I've never played in front of high profile people like them. It definitely was a lot of fun.

FC Bayern Munich had the44-33 lead at halftime. What was giving the Walter Tigers Tuebingen the biggest problems in the first 20 minutes?

The biggest problem in the first 20 minutes was our pick and roll defense. We couldn't stop anybody.


The Walter Tigers Tuebingen had a strong 27 point fourth quarter, but it wasnt enough to pull out the win. What was key for Bayern Munich getting the win?

When we made our run in the fourth quarter, they started playing not to lose instead of staying aggressive. We got it within 6 and then they hit a couple of big shots and it was over.

What was your impression of German national player Steffen Hamann who dished out 10 assists?

Hamann is a smart point guard who runs that team very efficiently. He works hard and does exactly what his coach wants him to no matter what it is.

Josh Young had a spirited game with 13 points and three assists. How well is he adjusting to the Beko BBL being that he came from two leagues lower?

Josh has adjusted very well. He really should've been playing in this league last year. He's very crafty off ball screens and is extremely aggressive from the point guard position and his defense will frustrate many players.


You will be facing ex NBA player Casey Jacobsen. If you could ask him one question about his basketball career what would you ask him?

I'd ask Casey Jacobsen what life was like on a daily basis in the NBA and what it would take for him to go back.

Bamberg is a well oiled team with incredible ball movement. What will be key in getting the win?

The key to the win is stopping their initial penetration that leads to all that pretty passing you see.


Did you feel in awe meeting Bastian Schweinsteiger? Do you follow German soccer?

I love German soccer and Bastian has been one of the best German players for the past 6 years or so. I love watching him orchestrate the German attack. Of course I was in awe!


What was the last DVD movie that you saw?

The last DVD movie I saw was 300

Thanks Vaughn for the chat.



Danny Gibson Back With BBC Bayreuth - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Sometimes in with the old then in with the new is the best recipe as BBC Bayreuth followed the route of BG Goettingen who brought back Kyle Bailey bringing in Danny Gibson (180-G-84, agency: Limelight Hoops, college: S.Indiana) to help fill the void brought by the injury to point guard Kevin Hamilton. Gibson is a 27 year old 180cm guard from Madison Indiana. Last season with BBC Bayreuth, he played 34 games: 12.0ppg, 1.6rpg, 3.6apg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 40.8%, FT: 79.4%. Gibson gets a three month contract for the time where Hamilton is out.It was no secret that BBC Bayreuth needed a point guard since the club had been struggling at the play making position since the injury to Hamilton. Gibson was still looking for a team and the BBC Bayreuth calling came at the right time. Gibson is no stranger to Germany as he has played in places like Cuxhaven and Nordlingen. He started his basketball career in 2002 with
Olney Central JC (NJCAA). He then played at Southern Indiana (NCAA2) from 2004-2006. In 2006-2007, he came to Germany and started his professional basketball career with NVV Lions Moenchengladbach (Germany-2.Bundesliga) 29 games: 22.1ppg, 4.0rpg, 5.1apg, 1.7spg, 2FGP: 55.6%, 3FGP: 40.1%, FT: 75.2%. In 2007-2008, he played for Cuxhaven BasCats (Germany-ProA, starting five): 28 games: 15.6ppg, 2.9rpg, 4.2apg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 51.4%, 3FGP: 38.1%, FT: 76.3%. In 2008-2009, he played his first season in the Beko BBL for Giants Noerdlingen (Germany-1.Bundesliga, starting five): 34 games: 12.2ppg, 1.9rpg, 3.5apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 49.3%, 3PT: 38.2%, FT: 66.0%. In 2009-2010, he tore up the league in Holland playing for Zorg and Zekerheid Leiden (Holland-Eredivisie, starting five): 43 games: Score-1 (18.3ppg), 2.8rpg, Assists-5 (4.3apg), 1.4spg, FGP: 55.4%, 3PT: 42.3%, FT: 73.3%. Awards/Achievements in his basketball career have been -GLVC Honorable Mention -06, German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Regular Season Runner-Up -08, Dutch Cup Winner -10, Dutch Eredivisie Semifinals -10, Dutch Eredivisie All-Star Game -10, Dutch Eredivisie MVP -10, and Eurobasket.com All-Dutch Eredivisie 1st Team -10


Source: BBC Bayreuth





Stats Leaders - 2.Bundesliga
Points Per Game
 Justin STOMMES
  Webmoebel
  (200-G/F-88)
  Avg: 24.6
 1. Stommes, Webmoebel24.6 
 2. McKiver, Braves23.6 
 3. Reese, Duesseldorf22.8 
 4. Webb, Crailsheim21.5 
 5. Reid, MBC19.3 
 6. Mason, Webmoebel18.6 
 7. Stutz, Leitershof.18.3 
 8. Jeka, Braves18.2 
 9. Roessler, Karlsruhe18.0 
 10. Burgess, Heidelbe.17.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Justin HOWARD
  Karlsruhe
  (208-C-81)
  Avg: 13
 1. Howard, Karlsruhe13.0 
 2. Webb, Crailsheim9.3 
 3. Black, Jena8.4 
 4. Lawson, Chemnitz8.2 
 5. Brown, Cuxhaven7.3 
 6. Henley, ETB W.7.0 
 7. Uskoski, Kirchheim7.0 
 8. Heindel, Heidelberg7.0 
 9. Flomo, Duesseldorf7.0 
 10. Harris, Cuxhaven6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Jamar DIGGS
  Webmoebel
  (187-F-88)
  Avg: 6
 1. Diggs, Webmoebel6.0 
 2. Williamson, Ehingen6.0 
 3. Rice, Cuxhaven5.3 
 4. Jeka, Braves5.0 
 5. Smith, Kirchheim5.0 
 6. Hill, Crailsheim4.5 
 7. Burgess, Heidelberg4.3 
 8. Johnson, Chemnitz4.2 
 9. Harris, NBC4.0 
 10. Matthews, Ehingen4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Garrett WILLIAMSON
  Ehingen
  (196-G-88)
  Avg: 3
 1. Williamson, Ehingen3.0 
 2. Brooks, Kirchheim2.8 
 3. Bowlin, Leitershof.2.8 
 4. Stommes, Webmoebel2.4 
 5. Rice, Cuxhaven2.3 
 6. Anastasov, ETB W.2.0 
 7. Brown, Cuxhaven2.0 
 8. Harris, NBC1.6 
 9. Kepkay, Jena1.6 
 10. Barker, Jena1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Dmitriy CHEREMNYKH
  Braves
  (213-C-78)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Cheremnykh, Braves2.3 
 2. Zipser, Heidelberg1.7 
 3. Howard, Karlsruhe1.5 
 4. Schoo, Heidelberg1.5 
 5. Flomo, Duesseldorf1.0 
 6. Thomas, Kirchheim0.8 
 7. Veney, Leitershof.0.8 
 8. Harris, Cuxhaven0.8 
 9. Mims, Duesseldorf0.7 
 10. Ides, NBC0.6 


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


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


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


Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga
Points Per Game
 Bobby BROWN
  EWE Baskets
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 22.8
 1. Brown, EWE Baskets22.8 
 2. Swann, Ratiopharm20.5 
 3. Holston, Art.Drag.20.3 
 4. Gray, Fraport SKY20.3 
 5. Carter, Phoenix20.0 
 6. Ovcina, LTi 46ers17.8 
 7. Horne, Goettingen17.7 
 8. Jonusas, Phoenix16.8 
 9. Burrell, EWE B.16.8 
 10. Dale, Goettingen16.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 John BRYANT
  Ratiopharm
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Bryant, Ratiopharm11.3 
 2. Chubb, EWE Baskets10.3 
 3. Hilliard, Art.Drag.9.3 
 4. Ovcina, LTi 46ers8.8 
 5. Sykes, Goettingen8.3 
 6. Ensminger, Teleko.7.8 
 7. Smith, Bayreuth7.3 
 8. Leuer, Fraport SKY7.3 
 9. Seward, Phoenix7.0 
 10. Elliott, s.Oliv.6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Jared JORDAN
  Telekom .
  (188-PG-84)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Jordan, Telekom7.3 
 2. Joyce, TBB Trier7.3 
 3. Wood, ALBA6.7 
 4. Holston, Art.Drag.6.3 
 5. Hamann, B.Muenchen5.8 
 6. Brown, EWE Baskets5.0 
 7. Brewer, Bremerha.5.0 
 8. Dorris, EnBW L.4.5 
 9. Gavel, Brose B.4.3 
 10. Bynum, TBB Trier4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Mark DORRIS
  EnBW L.
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Dorris, EnBW L.2.8 
 2. Crowe, Phoenix2.3 
 3. Holston, Art.Drag.2.0 
 4. Gavel, Brose B.2.0 
 5. Everett, Bremerha.1.7 
 6. McNaughton, Bremer.1.7 
 7. Hasbrouck, EWE B.1.5 
 8. McElroy, NY Phant.1.5 
 9. Smith, Bayreuth1.5 
 10. Visser, NY Phant.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Tony GAFFNEY
  Teleko.
  (204-F-84)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Gaffney, Teleko.3.3 
 2. King, Art.Dragons2.7 
 3. Looby, EnBW L.1.8 
 4. Ibekwe, Bayreuth1.8 
 5. Pleiss, Brose B.1.7 
 6. Slaughter, Brose B.1.7 
 7. Francis, ALBA1.7 
 8. Carter, Phoenix1.3 
 9. Boone, s.Oliver.1.0 
 10. Sykes, Goettingen1.0 


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Stats Leaders - A2
Points Per Game
 Kostas TOTSIOS
  Ikaroi S.
  (191-G-78)
  Avg: 22.3
 1. Totsios, Ikaroi S.22.3 
 2. Koronidis, Perama20.3 
 3. Argyropoylos, Apol.20.3 
 4. Pettas, Doxa L.20.0 
 5. Vasilopoulos, AEK20.0 
 6. Lewis, OFI20.0 
 7. Kaberidis, Ikaroi19.0 
 8. Giannakopoul., Lav.17.7 
 9. Katiakos, OFI17.3 
 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. Vagenas, Doxa L.7.0 
 7. Daniil, Apollon7.0 
 8. Kakiouzis, Lavrio7.0 
 9. Diamantopoul., Nea6.7 
 10. Margaritis, Ikaro.6.7 
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. Argyropoylos, Apol.5.0 
 6. Moschovitis, Nea K.4.7 
 7. Giannakopoul., Lav.4.7 
 8. Papantoniou, AEK/.4.5 
 9. Papadakis, Arkad.4.3 
 10. Kyriakopoulo., Pa.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Savvas ILIADIS
  Ermis L.
  (192-G-79)
  Avg: 3
 1. Iliadis, Ermis L.3.0 
 2. Totsios, Ikaroi S.2.7 
 3. Papantoniou, AEK/.2.5 
 4. Giannakopoul., Lav.2.3 
 5. Vasilopoulos, AEK2.0 
 6. Mourtos, Ikaroi S.2.0 
 7. Margaritis, Ikaroi2.0 
 8. Sioutis, Nea Kifis.1.7 
 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. Koutroulias, Pagra.1.0 
 3. Giannakopoul., Lav.1.0 
 4. Petrodimopou., Nea1.0 
 5. Kakiouzis, Lavrio1.0 
 6. Simeonidis, Ikaroi0.7 
 7. Vardavas, Amynta.0.7 
 8. Giannoulakos, Pane.0.7 
 9. Virijevic, Apollo.0.7 
 10. Katoufas, Panery.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 


A1 league postponed indefinitely - by Eurobasket News
A1 league is postponed indefinitely. The reason is TV rights, which 'bothered' the clubs last year as well. Seven teams voted to postpone start of the league because they want the TV rights to be paid in advance. Panathinaikos and Olympiakos voted against the delay. Two giants for sure need games to get ready for the beginning of Euroleague. However, the start of A1 is postponed and no games will be played this weekend.

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PromotieDivisie Scores Week 4: Z&Z2 and Binnenland remain undefeated. - by Terry Cooper
Week by week things are starting to shape up for team in the league as two teams are starting to show some dominance early in the season. Other clubs are remaining steady with staying on the winning side of things and maybe drop a game while the rest are digging a deeper hole for that they may not be able to recover from. BV Hoofddorp went 2-0 topping both Rotterdam2 and Goba. Z&Z2 won convincinly over Punch and Almonte while Binneland remains on top as well winning over top teams Amsterdam and Red Giants. Rotterdam2 is staying in the top five winning over the Jugglers but falling to BV Hoofddorp on the road. Other teams have been going what they can to stay in the mix however, Pascal van Alten (198-G/F-83) and VBC Akrides, Groene Uilen, and newcomers Jugglers better make some changes soon before they may have to worry about regulation at the end of the season. Stay tuned.

Week 4 Scores:

Goba - BV Hoofddorp 59-72
Amsterdam - Binnenland 66-71
De Hoppers - Cangeroes 74-64
Punch - Z&Z2 73-100
Jugglers - Rotterdam2 50-75
Groene Uilen - Almonte 47-50

Week 5 Scores:

BV Hoofddorp - Rotterdam2 70-64
Red Giants - Binnenland 68-78
De Hoppers - Amsterdam 61-69
VBC Akrides - Goba 74-85
Jugglers - Punch 58-72
Groene Uilen - Cangeroes 47-82
Z&Z2 Almonte 79-67


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


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


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


A Division: Round 2 - by Eurobasket News
There were only 2 rounds played so far and it's still very beginning of the Regular Season in A Division. What a coincidence that all visitors won their games.

Soproni - Atomeromu 88-94
Both teams had the same 1-0 record before this meeting. The guests trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 51-43 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Atomeromu shot 62.3 percent from the field and made 19-of-20 free shots (95.0 percent) during the game. 24 personal fouls committed by Soproni helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American guard Lorenzo Williams (191-84, college: Rice, agency: Court Side) who scored 24 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. International swingman David Vojvoda (191-90, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) chipped in 21 points. American guard Dontay Thomas (186-84, college: La Salle) produced 21 points and 5 assists and his fellow American import guard Janou Rubin (193-82, college: UCLA) added 22 points respectively for the hosts. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Atomeromu is looking forward to face Falco-Szova in Szombathely in the next round. Soproni will play on the road against Albacomp.
Top scorers:
Soproni: J.Rubin 22+3reb, D.Thomas 21+1reb+5ast, A.Molnar 19+2reb+3ast, B.Egemonye 12+4reb+2ast, P.Lakatos 4+3reb+1ast, R.Keresztes 4+7reb
Atomeromu: L.Williams 24+5reb+4ast, D.Vojvoda 21+1reb+2ast, F.Morgen 12+2reb+1ast, T.Kaman 11+7reb+1ast, L.Nailon 8+4reb, D.Wilson 7+3reb+2ast
gschID: 146624


Szedeak - Albacomp 62-72
American swingman Muhammad El Amin (196-87, college: Stony Brook) orchestrated the victory by scoring 35 points (!!!) and 5 rebounds (was perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line !!!). The former international point guard Balazs Simon (188-80, agency: Court Side) contributed with 10 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals for the winners. Serbian Tomislav Ivosev replied with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 12 rebounds and power forward Attila Tanacs (200-82) added 21 points in the effort for Szedeak. Albacomp will play against Soproni at home in the next round. Szedeak will play against FS Debrecen.
Top scorers:
Szedeak: A.Tanacs 21+4reb+1ast, T.Ivosev 17+12reb+2ast, N.Dukic 7+4reb, M.Molnar 5+1ast, G.Drahos 5+5reb+3ast, Z.Kiss 5+2reb+1ast
Albacomp: M.El Amin 35+5reb+2ast, B.Simon 10+5reb+4ast, W.Chism 9+6reb, R.Hendlein 5+5reb, A.Madar 5+2reb, A.Keller 3+7reb
gschID: 146625


Kaposvari - Jaszberenyi 72-91
It looked good early as Kaposvari took an 3-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Jaszberenyi had a 27-20 second period charge getting the lead and Kaposvari was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 72-91. They outrebounded Kaposvari 47-35 including a 35-22 advantage in defensive rebounds. The game was dominated by American players. Center Jonathan Jones (211-79, agency: TSS Management) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 12 rebounds. Guard LeRoy Dawson (188-81, college: S.Nazarene, agency: TSS Management) contributed with 21 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Guard Nik Raivio (194-86, college: Portland, agency: Priority Sports) replied with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists and forward Andrew Keister (205, college: Holy Cross, agency: Interperformances) added 15 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Kaposvari.
Top scorers:
Kaposvari: N.Raivio 15+10reb+4ast, A.Keister 15+10reb+2ast, J.Wilson 14+1reb+3ast, J.Lekli 13+6reb, K.Kiss 7, D.Koma 4+2reb+2ast
Jaszberenyi: J.Jones 28+12reb+2ast, B.Horti 24+7reb+1ast, L.Dawson 21+6reb+6ast, J.Hodges 13+6reb+1ast, M.M. 2+5reb+2ast, B.Sormaz 2+3reb+2ast
gschID: 146619


Marso NYKK - Kormend 76-86
The game without a history. Kormend led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Kormend outrebounded Marso NYKK 38-26 including 27 on the defensive glass. American forward Rashad Bell (201-82, college: Boston U.) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 11 rebounds (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line). The other American import power forward Darian Townes (208-84) contributed with 14 points and 5 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. Four Kormend players scored in double figures. Serbian power forward Ivan Miskovic (203-84, college: Alaska-Fairb.) replied with a double-double by scoring 32 points and 12 rebounds and Serbian guard Stefan Fekete (188-86, agency: Beo Basket) added 20 points, 6 assists and 8 steals in the effort for Marso NYKK.
Top scorers:
Marso NYKK: I.Miskovic 32+12reb+1ast, S.Fekete 20+1reb+6ast, M.Mohacsi 15+3reb, D.Djogo 6+4reb+4ast, L.Polyak 3+1reb, M.Varga 0
Kormend: R.Bell 25+11reb+1ast, K.Powell 15+2reb+2ast, D.Townes 14+5reb, I.Nemeth 10+3reb+2ast, D.Mladenovic 7+4reb+2ast, G.Cseh 6+2reb
gschID: 146620


PVSK Pannon - Kecskemeti 61-72
Kecskemeti led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. The former international guard Krisztian Wittmann (185-85, agency: FCM) orchestrated the victory by scoring 16 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals. American guard Thomas Kelley (188-77, college: Michigan St., agency: TSS Management) contributed with 13 points, 8 assists and 4 steals for the winners. Serbian guard Andrija Ciric (199-80, agency: BeoExcell) replied with 13 points and 8 rebounds and power forward Janos Eilingsfeld (198-91, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) added 19 points in the effort for PVSK Pannon. Four PVSK Pannon players scored in double figures. Kecskemeti keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 4 other teams.
Top scorers:
PVSK Pannon: J.Eilingsfeld 19+4reb, A.Ciric 13+8reb+3ast, N.Toth 11+7reb+1ast, N.Vasojevic 11+8reb+1ast, A.Deak 3+2reb+1ast, A.Csabay 3
Kecskemeti: K.Wittmann 16+7reb+5ast, T.Kelley 13+3reb+8ast, Z.Bencze 11+7reb+1ast, G.Radonjic 9+3reb, G.Hegedus 9+1reb+1ast, I.Vukadinov 6+6reb
gschID: 146621


ZTE KK - Falco-Szova 64-72
The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But ZTE KK won fourth quarter 20-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Falco-Szova dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to ZTE KK's 24. They outrebounded ZTE KK 34-18 including a 26-13 advantage in defensive rebounds. American guard Chad Timberlake (194-84, college: Fairleigh Dickinson) orchestrated the victory by scoring 24 points. Serbian forward Djordje Pantelic (204-84) contributed with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. American guard Bryquis Perine (190, college: Wisc.-Green Bay, agency: Court Side) replied with 24 points and swingman David Gaspar (192-82) added 17 points in the effort for ZTE KK. Falco-Szova will play against Atomeromu in Paks in the next round. ZTE KK will play on the road against Kecskemeti to get more than just one victory in their record.
Top scorers:
ZTE KK: B.Perine 24+4reb+1ast, D.Gaspar 17+2reb+2ast, G.Baki 7+3reb+2ast, G.Kinter 6+2reb, G.Toth 5+3reb+1ast, D.Kertesz 3
Falco-Szova: C.Timberlake 24+4reb+1ast, D.Pantelic 16+10reb, L.Kalman 10+2reb+6ast, Z.Szabo 8+10reb, T.Will 6+4reb+2ast, T.Harazin 4+4reb+2ast
gschID: 146622




A Division Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Jonathan JONES
  Jaszberenyi
  (211-C-79)
  Avg: 28
 1. Jones, Jaszberenyi28.0 
 2. Bell, Kormend25.5 
 3. El Amin, Albacomp24.5 
 4. Horti, Jaszberenyi24.0 
 5. Williams, Atomeromu23.5 
 6. Dawson, Jaszbere.21.0 
 7. Thomas, Soproni20.5 
 8. Perine, ZTE K.20.0 
 9. Miskovic, Marso N.20.0 
 10. Szabo, FS Debrec.20.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jonathan JONES
  Jaszberenyi
  (211-C-79)
  Avg: 12
 1. Jones, Jaszberenyi12.0 
 2. Szabo, FS Debrecen12.0 
 3. Miskovic, Marso N.11.5 
 4. Pantelic, Falco-Sz.10.5 
 5. Chism, Albacomp10.5 
 6. Ivosev, Szedeak9.5 
 7. Raivio, Kaposvari9.0 
 8. Bencze, Kecskemeti9.0 
 9. Csorvasi, Kecsk.8.5 
 10. Bell, Kormend8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Laszlo KALMAN
  Falco-Sz.
  (186-G-72)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Kalman, Falco-Sz.7.5 
 2. Simon, Albacomp7.5 
 3. Williams, Atomeromu7.0 
 4. Kelley, Kecskemeti6.0 
 5. Dawson, Jaszbere.6.0 
 6. Wittmann, Kecsk.5.5 
 7. Drahos, Szedeak5.0 
 8. Fekete, Marso N.5.0 
 9. Thomas, Soproni4.0 
 10. Szabo, FS Debrec.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Stefan FEKETE
  Marso N.
  (188-G-86)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Fekete, Marso N.6.5 
 2. Baki, ZTE K.4.0 
 3. Kaluha, FS Debrec.3.0 
 4. Chism, Albacomp3.0 
 5. Hodges, Jaszberen.3.0 
 6. Kelley, Kecskemeti3.0 
 7. Simon, Albacomp2.5 
 8. Ivosev, Szedeak2.5 
 9. Hendlein, Albacomp2.5 
 10. Toth, ZTE K.2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Ferdinand MORGEN
  Atomeromu
  (206-F/C-90)
  Avg: 2
 1. Morgen, Atomeromu2.0 
 2. Jones, Jaszberenyi2.0 
 3. Townes, Kormend2.0 
 4. Pantelic, Falco-Sz.1.5 
 5. Miskovic, Marso N.1.0 
 6. Raivio, Kaposvari1.0 
 7. Williams, Atomeromu1.0 
 8. Keister, Kaposvari1.0 
 9. Horti, Jaszberenyi1.0 
 10. Nailon, Atomeromu1.0 


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Division 1 - by Siggi Hjorleifsson
First round in Division 1 is over. Both rookie teams in the league IA & IG starts with a win.

Thor Akureyri 58 IA 75. Great start for the new team in the league and top performance from IA Player/coach on the team Terrence Watson (196-F-87, college: Ball St.) (Agent: Icebasket) 35 points, 17 rebounds, 6 steals and Eff 50. For the home team Thorbergur Olafsson 16. Sindri Davidson 15.
Armann 81. Breidablik 86. Four Armann player with 11 points each. For Breidablik Thorsteinn Gunnlaugsson 22. Arnar Petursson. Icelandic Champions in Marathon 20 points.
IG 95. FSU 91. IG led by Grindavik Head coach Helgi Jonas Gudfinnson 27 pts, 10 rebs & 8 assist, another former National team player Gudmundur Bragason added 22 & 11 boards on the stat. For FSU Orri Jonsson 23. Kjartan Atli Kjartansson 22.
KFI 79 Hamar 68. Craig Schoen17. Ari Gylfason 15 Chris Miller-Williams 14 & 16 rebs for the winner. Louise Kirkman 24. Terrence Worthy 17 for Hamar.
Hottur 82. Skallagrimur 93. No stats available from this game.


Standings - 1 Division
D1 Standings
 1. Breidablik 1-0 
 2. IA 1-0 
 3. IG 1-0 
 4. Skallagrimur 1-0 
 5. Hamar 0-0 
 6. KFI 0-0 
 7. Armann 0-1 
 8. FSU 0-1 
 9. Hottur 0-1 
 10. Thor AK 0-1 


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Standings - National League
National League Standings
 1. Elitzur Yavne 1-0 
 2. Hapoel Afula 1-0 
 3. Hapoel T-A 1-0 
 4. Ironi K-A 1-0 
 5. Kiryat Tivon 1-0 
 6. Macc.B.Yaakov 1-0 
 7. Ironi Nahariya 0-0 
 8. Ironi Nes-Ziona 0-0 
 9. Elitzur Ramla 0-1 
 10. Hapoel K/S 0-1 
 11. Hapoel Y/M 0-1 
 12. Hod Hasharon 0-1 
 13. Ironi Ramat Gan 0-1 
 14. Lev Hasharon 0-1 


Stats Leaders - National League
Points Per Game
 Ronny LEMELLE
  Hapoel A.
  (196-G-81)
  Avg: 24
 1. LeMelle, Hapoel A.24.0 
 2. Clemente, Kiryat T.24.0 
 3. Hall, Macc.B.Y.24.0 
 4. Gomes, Kiryat T.24.0 
 5. Marztiano, Hapoel23.0 
 6. Hofman, Elitzur23.0 
 7. Sanders, Hapoel Y.23.0 
 8. Cornley, Lev H.22.0 
 9. Jackson, Hapoel Y.20.0 
 10. Housman, Macc.B.Y.20.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Thomas SANDERS
  Hapoel Y.
  (194-G-85)
  Avg: 17
 1. Sanders, Hapoel Y.17.0 
 2. Clemente, Kiryat T.15.0 
 3. Thondique, Hapoel12.0 
 4. Volfer, Elitzur Ya.10.0 
 5. Rosefelt, Lev H.9.0 
 6. Burns, Elitzur9.0 
 7. Wilson, Elitzur Ya.9.0 
 8. Johnson, Hapoel K.9.0 
 9. Johnson, Hod H.9.0 
 10. Kelly, Hapoel T-A9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Lior SEGEV
  Kiryat Tivon
  (190-PG-83)
  Avg: 10
 1. Segev, Kiryat Tivon10.0 
 2. Bet-Yosef, Macc.B.8.0 
 3. Tolbert, Hapoel K/S6.0 
 4. Zigdon, Ironi R.6.0 
 5. Golan, Elitzur Yav.6.0 
 6. Gonzalez, Hod H.6.0 
 7. Sztarkman, Hapoel5.0 
 8. Shifman, Hapoel Af.5.0 
 9. Naor, Hapoel T-A4.0 
 10. Sanders, Hapoel Y.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Nate MILLER
  Macc.B.Y.
  (193-F-87)
  Avg: 5
 1. Miller, Macc.B.Y.5.0 
 2. Johnson, Hapoel K.5.0 
 3. Gomes, Kiryat T.5.0 
 4. Davidi, Ironi R.4.0 
 5. Clemente, Kiryat T.4.0 
 6. Sanders, Hapoel Y.4.0 
 7. Ber-Aven, Hapoel Y.3.0 
 8. Segev, Kiryat Tivon3.0 
 9. Johnson, Hod H.3.0 
 10. Housman, Macc.B.Y.3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Ramon CLEMENTE
  Kiryat T.
  (200-PF-85)
  Avg: 4
 1. Clemente, Kiryat T.4.0 
 2. Rosefelt, Lev H.4.0 
 3. Jackson, Hapoel Y.3.0 
 4. Kelly, Hapoel T-A2.0 
 5. Thondique, Hapoel2.0 
 6. Skjoldebrand, Hapo.2.0 
 7. Ben-Zvi, Hapoel Y.2.0 
 8. Izik, Kiryat Tivon1.0 
 9. Sela, Lev Hasharon1.0 
 10. Burns, Elitzur1.0 


Maccabi's Waiting For Keith Langford to Give The OK - by David Pick
After clinching the Israeli pre-season 'Chance' cup title and destroying Galil/Gilboa, 95:60, earlier tonight in the Israeli league season opener, Maccabi Tel-Aviv travels to Italy in preparation of its first real challenge of the 2011/12 season Euroleague debut against Armani MI.

Despite its hopes of completing the team's roster by now, Maccabi will play on Thursday without the combo-guard scorer they need, but looks to sign one as early as possible, while figures point to American free agent Keith Langford.

Eurobasket informs that Maccabi and Langford's people have been handling many conversations these past weeks, working on finalizing a deal. Langford himself expressed great interest of playing for American/Israeli head coach David Blatt, and has agreed to all of the team's terms and conditions. However, the problematic situation of cutting a player, or in Maccabi's case of loaning one (Milan Macvan), in order to bring in another, forced club chairman Shimon Mizrahi to step up and handle the negotiation himself, as oppose to share holder/general manager Danny Federman. After agreeing on terms, Langford is stalling but is expected to sign a multi-year deal with the Israeli champs, picking up just around Maccabi's former guard Jeremy Pargo's salary, earning $750,000 his first season and $900,000 his second. An optional possibility that is delaying Langford's signing is because Spanish Caja Laboral Vitoria is also very interested in the American's services after suffering a brutal beat down earlier this week.

Follow David Pick on Twitter: @DubiPick



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Lega2 Round 3: Assi Ostuni defeats MarcoPoloShop.it - by Eurobasket News
There were just three rounds played in Regular Season of Lega2 and we can clearly see which teams will fight for top positions and which will try to avoid bottom places.

The most surprising game was the first loss of undefeated MarcoPoloShop.it (1-1) in Forli on Sunday night. Hosts were edged by twelfth ranked Assi Ostuni (1-2) 80-79. The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 29-17. But MarcoPoloShop.it won second period 21-20. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Assi Ostuni made 20-of-25 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. It was a good game for Slovenian guard Jaka Klobucar (198-87) who saved his team from a defeat with 26 points. Israeli-American center Dane Diliegro (205-88, college: New Hampshire) contributed with 13 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. American guard Austin Freeman (190-89, college: Georgetown) answered with 29 points and 9 rebounds for MarcoPoloShop.it. Assi Ostuni left bottom position moving up to ninth place, which they share with 4 other teams. MarcoPoloShop.it at the other side dropped to the eighth position with one game lost. Assi Ostuni is looking forward to face Morpho Basket (#10) in Piacenza in the next round. MarcoPoloShop.it will play on the road against Sigma Barcellona and is hoping to win this game.
Another interesting game for Tuscany Pistoia (2-1) which played on the court of 7th ranked Enel Brindisi (1-2). Eighth ranked Tuscany Pistoia had an easy win 95-80. It was a great evening for American guard Dwight Hardy (188, college: St.John's) who led his team to a victory scoring 25 points and 6 rebounds (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line). Bobby Jones helped adding 20 points and 9 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). The best for the losing side was naturalized American forward Craig Callahan (203-81, college: NC-Wilmington, agency: Court Side) with 20 points and 8 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). Tuscany Pistoia moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Enel Brindisi at the other side dropped to the ninth position with two games lost. They share it with 4 other teams. Tuscany Pistoia will play against league's second-placed Biancoblu BO in Bologna in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Enel Brindisi will play on the road against Prima Veroli (#12) to get more than just one victory in their record.
An interesting game was also tough home loss of 3rd ranked Fileni BPA in a game in Jesi versus undefeated Centrale Latte (#2) 83-73. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Fileni BPA. It was a key game for the top position in the league. It was an exceptional evening for Massimo Farioli who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds. Centrale Latte's coach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Michele Maggioli came up with 22 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for Fileni BPA in the defeat. Centrale Latte have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader. Loser Fileni BPA dropped to the fourth place with one game lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Centrale Latte will meet at home Trenkwalder RE (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Fileni BPA will play against Givova Scafati and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a home loss of first ranked Aget Imola (2-1) against fourteenth ranked Sigma Barcellona (1-2) on Friday night. Host Aget Imola was defeated by Sigma Barcellona in Imola 89-73. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Aget Imola. The best player for the winners was Mindaugas Lukauskis who scored 18 points and 9 rebounds. Sigma Barcellona's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Sigma Barcellona left bottom position moving up to ninth place, which they share with 4 other teams. Aget Imola at the other side dropped to the fourth position with one game lost. Sigma Barcellona's next round opponent will be higher ranked MarcoPoloShop.it (#8) in Forli and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Aget Imola will play on the road against Tezenis Verona (#15).

There were no big surprises in other games of round 3: winless Tezenis Verona lost to undefeated Trenkwalder on the road 67-76. Morpho Basket won against Prima Veroli on its own court 72-68. Givova Scafati managed to outperform S.Antimo in a road game 80-68.
The most impressive performance of 3rd round was 26 points and 18 rebounds by Dwayne Anderson of Morpho Basket.


MarcoPoloShop - Assi Ostuni 79-80

The most surprising game was the first loss of undefeated MarcoPoloShop.it (1-1) in Forli on Sunday night. Hosts were edged by twelfth ranked Assi Ostuni (1-2) 80-79. The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 29-17. But MarcoPoloShop.it won second period 21-20. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Assi Ostuni made 20-of-25 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. It was a good game for Slovenian guard Jaka Klobucar (198-87) who saved his team from a defeat with 26 points. Israeli-American center Dane Diliegro (205-88, college: New Hampshire) contributed with 13 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. American guard Austin Freeman (190-89, college: Georgetown) answered with 29 points and 9 rebounds and naturalized American guard Roman Nardi (186-85, college: Villanova) added 14 points and 6 assists in the effort for MarcoPoloShop.it. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Assi Ostuni left bottom position moving up to ninth place, which they share with 4 other teams. MarcoPoloShop.it at the other side dropped to the eighth position with one game lost. Assi Ostuni is looking forward to face Morpho Basket (#10) in Piacenza in the next round. MarcoPoloShop.it will play on the road against Sigma Barcellona and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
MarcoPoloShop: A.Freeman 29+9reb, R.Nardi 14+4reb+6ast, T.Easley 13+11reb, S.Huff 13+6reb+2ast, L.Campani 7+4reb, R.Casoli 3+3reb+1ast
Assi Ostuni: J.Klobucar 26+4reb, D.Diliegro 13+9reb, F.Basei 12+8reb, M.Jurevicus 11+1reb+2ast, A.Johnson 7+5reb+4ast, T.Marino 5
gschID: 135457


Trenkwalder - Tezenis Verona 76-67

No shocking result in a game when leader Trenkwalder RE (2-0) beat bottom-ranked Tezenis Verona (0-3) in Reggio Emilia 76-67. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 18-14. But Tezenis Verona won second period 13-12. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Trenkwalder RE made 16-of-20 charity shots (80.0 percent) during the game. Trenkwalder RE outrebounded Tezenis Verona 39-19 including a 33-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a great shooting night for Trenkwalder RE especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 58.8 percentage. The best player for the winners was American guard Dawan Robinson (189-82, college: Rhode Island) who scored 20 points. Lithuanian guard Donatas Slanina (192-77) chipped in 16 points and 6 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). At the other side the best for losing team was the former international guard Giorgio Boscagin (195-83) who recorded 13 points and 6 rebounds and American guard Mario West (196-84, college: Georgia Tech) added 13 points respectively. Four Tezenis Verona players scored in double figures. Trenkwalder RE moved-up to second place, which they share with Biancoblu BO. Tezenis Verona at the other side still closes the standings with three games lost. Trenkwalder RE's next round opponent will be league's leader Centrale Latte in Brescia and it will be for sure the game of the week. Tezenis Verona will play at home against Aget Imola (#4) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Tezenis Verona: G.Boscagin 13+6reb, M.West 13+2reb, A.Renzi 11+3reb, D.Vukcevic 11+1reb, A.Porta 7+1reb, S.Edwards 5+4reb
Trenkwalder: D.Robinson 20+2reb, D.Slanina 16+6reb, D.Taylor 16+3reb, R.Chiacig 6+13reb, R.Valenti 6+1reb, D.Filloy 5+10reb
gschID: 135458


Morpho Basket - Prima Veroli 72-68

There was a minor upset when 10th ranked Prima Veroli (1-2) lost to thirteenth ranked Morpho Basket (1-2) in Piacenza 68-72. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Prima Veroli won third quarter 19-18. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Morpho Basket won last quarter 16-14. Morpho Basket outrebounded Prima Veroli 46-29 including 33 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was American forward Dwayne Anderson (198-86, college: Villanova) who had a double-double by scoring 26 points and 18 rebounds. His fellow American import guard Clint Cotis Harrison (194-76, college: N.Carolina St., agency: Court Side) chipped in 13 points and 5 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was Finnish-American forward Gerald Lee (208-87, college: ODU) who recorded 23 points and 6 rebounds (went 9 for 9 at the free throw line !!!) and American guard Jarrius Jackson (188-85, college: Texas Tech) added 20 points respectively. Morpho Basket left bottom position moving up to ninth place, which they share with 4 other teams including defeated Prima Veroli. Morpho Basket's next round opponent will be Assi Ostuni (#13) on the road.
Top scorers:
Prima Veroli: G.Lee 23+6reb, J.Jackson 20+3reb+2ast, J.Rowe 10+2reb+2ast, I.Gatto 6+5reb, D.Brkic 4+7reb, R.Rullo 3+2reb
Morpho Basket: D.Anderson 26+18reb+1ast, C.Cotis Harrison 13+5reb+2ast, M.Passera 12+1reb+2ast, R.Amoroso 7+6reb+1ast, L.Infante 4+9reb+1ast, A.Casella 3+1reb
gschID: 135460


S.Antimo - Givova Scafati 68-80

Very predictable result when ninth ranked Givova Scafati (2-1) won against bottom-ranked S.Antimo (0-3) in Sant'Antimo 80-68. The game was mostly controlled by Givova Scafati. S.Antimo was better in third quarter 23-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 18-of-21 charity shots (85.7 percent) during the game. Givova Scafati forced 22 S.Antimo turnovers. It was a great shooting night for Givova Scafati especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 57.1 percentage. The best player for the winners was American guard Paul Marigney (192-82, college: St.Mary's, CA) who scored 26 points and 4 assists. His fellow American import power forward James Thomas (203-80, college: Texas) chipped in a double-double by scoring 10 points and 12 rebounds. Four Givova Scafati players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard David Teague (196-83, college: Purdue) who recorded 27 points (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line) and British forward Nicholas George (198-82, college: VCU) added 15 points respectively. Givova Scafati moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Newly promoted S.Antimo still closes the standings with three games lost. Givova Scafati's next round opponent will be Fileni BPA (#5) in Jesi.
Top scorers:
S.Antimo: D.Teague 27+3reb, N.George 15+3reb+3ast, A.Cittadini 8+9reb, C.Cantone 8+1reb+6ast, M.Rossi 6+3reb+3ast, F.Gagliardo 2+1reb
Givova Scafati: P.Marigney 26+2reb+4ast, A.Ghiacci 13+2reb+4ast, M.Casini 12+4reb+1ast, J.Thomas 10+12reb, N.Radulovic 6+2reb+1ast, G.Sorrentino 5+1ast
gschID: 152164


Enel Brindisi - Giorgio Tesi PT 80-95

Another interesting game for Tuscany Pistoia (2-1) which played on the court of 7th ranked Enel Brindisi (1-2). Eighth ranked Tuscany Pistoia had an easy win 95-80. Enel Brindisi was ahead by 4 points at the halftime before a 60-41 second half run of Tuscany Pistoia. They dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Enel Brindisi's 28 and made 23-of-28 charity shots (82.1 percent) during the game. Tuscany Pistoia forced 25 Enel Brindisi turnovers and outrebounded them 38-26 including 24 on the defensive glass. It was a great evening for American guard Dwight Hardy (188, college: St.John's) who led his team to a victory scoring 25 points and 6 rebounds (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line). His fellow American import forward Bobby Jones (201-84, college: Washington) helped adding 20 points and 9 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Four Tuscany Pistoia players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was naturalized American forward Craig Callahan (203-81, college: NC-Wilmington, agency: Court Side) with 20 points and 8 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) and American guard Jimmy Hunter (196-77, college: Life) scored 18 points and 7 steals. Tuscany Pistoia moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Enel Brindisi at the other side dropped to the ninth position with two games lost. They share it with 4 other teams. Tuscany Pistoia will play against league's second-placed Biancoblu BO in Bologna in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Enel Brindisi will play on the road against Prima Veroli (#12) to get more than just one victory in their record.
Top scorers:
Enel Brindisi: C.Callahan 20+8reb, J.Hunter 18+3reb+3ast, K.Ndoja 14+3reb+1ast, D.Borovnjak 9+3reb+1ast, A.Renfroe 7+2reb+1ast, A.Simoncelli 5+1reb+2ast
Giorgio Tesi PT: D.Hardy 25+6reb+1ast, B.Jones 20+9reb, G.Gurini 13+5reb, F.Toppo 12+3reb, G.Galanda 10+5reb, D.Mathis 8+6reb+3ast
gschID: 135454


Fileni BPA - Centrale Latte 73-83

An interesting game was also tough home loss of 3rd ranked Fileni BPA in a game in Jesi versus undefeated Centrale Latte (#2) 83-73. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Fileni BPA. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The guests trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 27-13 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Centrale Latte forced 27 Fileni BPA turnovers and had a 15-3 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was an exceptional evening for power forward Massimo Farioli (202-77) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds. American guard Ryan Thompson (198-89, college: Rider) accounted for 12 points and 7 rebounds for the winning side. Centrale Latte's coach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The former international center Michele Maggioli (212-77) came up with 22 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and American-Belgian guard Ryan Hoover (188-74, college: Notre Dame, agency: SportsTalent) added 18 points respectively for Fileni BPA in the defeat. Five Centrale Latte and four Fileni BPA players scored in double figures. Centrale Latte have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader. Loser Fileni BPA dropped to the fourth place with one game lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Centrale Latte will meet at home Trenkwalder RE (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Fileni BPA will play against Givova Scafati and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Fileni BPA: M.Maggioli 22+5reb+4ast, R.Hoover 18+3reb+2ast, R.McConnell 13+4reb+1ast, J.Brooks 10+4reb, M.Santiangeli 5+1reb+1ast, D.Dolic 5+8reb+1ast
Centrale Latte: M.Jose Ghersetti 15+4reb, L.Gergati 13+1reb, L.Goldwire 13+2reb+1ast, M.Farioli 13+11reb, R.Thompson 12+7reb+3ast, D.Busma 8+5reb
gschID: 135455


Aget Imola - Sigma Barcel. 73-89

Very important is a home loss of first ranked Aget Imola (2-1) against fourteenth ranked Sigma Barcellona (1-2) on Friday night. Host Aget Imola was defeated by Sigma Barcellona in Imola 89-73. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Aget Imola. The game was mostly controlled by Sigma Barcellona. Aget Imola was better in fourth quarter 25-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Aget Imola 35-20 including a 27-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a great shooting night for Sigma Barcellona especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.4 percentage. The best player for the winners was Lithuanian guard Mindaugas Lukauskis (198-79) who scored 18 points and 9 rebounds. Naturalized Canadian forward Philip Martin (202-80, college: Hawaii) chipped in 17 points and 6 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). Sigma Barcellona's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. At the other side the best for losing team was naturalized Ghanian guard David Cournooh (190-90) who recorded 16 points and the former international forward Davide Bruttini (203-87) added 14 points and 6 rebounds respectively. Five Aget Imola players scored in double figures. Sigma Barcellona left bottom position moving up to ninth place, which they share with 4 other teams. Aget Imola at the other side dropped to the fourth position with one game lost. Sigma Barcellona's next round opponent will be higher ranked MarcoPoloShop.it (#8) in Forli and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Aget Imola will play on the road against Tezenis Verona (#15).
Top scorers:
Aget Imola: D.Cournooh 16+3reb+2ast, F.Masoni 15+1reb+2ast, T.Kotti 14+4reb+1ast, D.Bruttini 14+6reb+1ast, G.Hafnar 11+3reb+4ast, M.Turel 3+2reb+1ast
Sigma Barcel.: M.Lukauskis 18+9reb+3ast, P.Martin 17+6reb+1ast, M.Green 15+5reb+3ast, D.Bonessio 9+2reb, R.Bucci 9+2reb+1ast, M.Hicks 9+3reb+1ast
gschID: 135456




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


Stats Leaders - Lega2
Points Per Game
 Austin FREEMAN
  MarcoPol.
  (190-G-89)
  Avg: 33.5
 1. Freeman, MarcoPol.33.5 
 2. Klobucar, Assi Ost.26.0 
 3. Hardy, Giorgio22.3 
 4. Robinson, Trenkwal.22.0 
 5. Marigney, Givova S.21.3 
 6. Maggioli, Fileni B.21.0 
 7. Teague, S.Antimo19.3 
 8. Baldassarre, Bianc.19.0 
 9. Taylor, Trenkwal.19.0 
 10. Pecile, Biancobl.18.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 James THOMAS
  Givova S.
  (203-F/C-80)
  Avg: 11.7
 1. Thomas, Givova S.11.7 
 2. Easley, MarcoPol.10.0 
 3. Filloy, Trenkwalder10.0 
 4. Chiacig, Trenkwald.10.0 
 5. Anderson, Morpho B.9.3 
 6. Williams, Assi Ost.9.0 
 7. Maggioli, Fileni B.9.0 
 8. Callahan, Enel B.8.7 
 9. Brooks, Fileni BPA8.7 
 10. Diliegro, Assi Os.8.7 
Assists Per Game
 Roman NARDI
  MarcoPol.
  (186-G-85)
  Avg: 8
 1. Nardi, MarcoPol.8.0 
 2. Johnson, Assi O.5.7 
 3. Cantone, S.Antimo5.7 
 4. Porta, Tezenis4.7 
 5. Goldwire, Centra.4.0 
 6. Blizzard, Biancobl.4.0 
 7. Kelley, Biancobl.3.5 
 8. Hafnar, Aget Imola3.5 
 9. Mathis, Giorgio3.3 
 10. Green, Sigma B.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Jimmy HUNTER
  Enel Brindisi
  (196-G-77)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Hunter, Enel Brind.4.3 
 2. West, Tezenis4.3 
 3. Green, Sigma B.4.0 
 4. Turel, Aget Imola4.0 
 5. Boscagin, Tezeni.3.7 
 6. Rowe, Prima Veroli3.7 
 7. Taylor, Trenkwal.3.0 
 8. Radulovic, Givova2.7 
 9. Thompson, Centra.2.7 
 10. Formenti, Enel B.2.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Shane EDWARDS
  Tezenis .
  (201-F-87)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Edwards, Tezenis1.3 
 2. DiGiuliomari., Tez.1.0 
 3. Maggioli, Fileni B.1.0 
 4. Baldassarre, Bianc.1.0 
 5. Campbell, S.Antimo1.0 
 6. Renzi, Tezenis0.7 
 7. Busma, Centrale.0.7 
 8. Radulovic, Givova0.7 
 9. Anderson, Morpho B.0.7 
 10. Easley, MarcoPol.0.5 


Standings - Lega 2
Lega2 Standings
 1. Centrale Latte 3-0 
 2. Biancoblu BO 2-0 
 3. Trenkwalder 2-0 
 4. Aget Imola 2-1 
 5. Fileni BPA 2-1 
 6. Givova Scafati 2-1 
 7. Giorgio Tesi PT 2-1 
 8. MarcoPoloShop 1-1 
 9. Enel Brindisi 1-2 
 10. Morpho Basket 1-2 
 11. Sigma Barcel. 1-2 
 12. Prima Veroli 1-2 
 13. Assi Ostuni 1-2 
 14. S.Antimo 0-3 
 15. Tezenis Verona 0-3 


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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 


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.18.3 
 4. Takeuchi, Hitac.16.5 
 5. Sakuragi, Aishin SH15.5 
 6. Igarashi, Mitsubis.14.7 
 7. Gibbs, Toyota A.14.5 
 8. Nishimura, Hitac.13.5 
 9. Kanamaru, Panasoni.13.3 
 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. Takeuchi, Hitac.9.8 
 3. Moss, Toshiba BT9.3 
 4. Gibbs, Toyota A.8.5 
 5. Takeuchi, Toyota8.5 
 6. Hale, Mitsubis.8.3 
 7. Diouf, Hokkaido L.8.0 
 8. Maraker, Hitac.7.8 
 9. Allen, Mitsubis.7.3 
 10. Ricci, Toyota Alv.7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Kei IGARASHI
  Mitsubis.
  (180-G-80)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Igarashi, Mitsubis.5.3 
 2. Lewis, Hokkaido L.5.0 
 3. Kashiwakura, Hitac.4.8 
 4. Kinoshita, Panason.4.5 
 5. Nishimura, Hitac.3.3 
 6. Newton, Tochigi3.0 
 7. Kashiwagi, Aishin3.0 
 8. Asayama, Aishin SH3.0 
 9. Kawamura, Tochigi2.7 
 10. Sakurai, Hokkaido.2.5 
Steals Per Game
 Shinsuke KASHIWAGI
  Aishin S.
  (183-PG-81)
  Avg: 2
 1. Kashiwagi, Aishin2.0 
 2. Newton, Tochigi2.0 
 3. Hirose, Panasoni.2.0 
 4. Sato, Hitachi SR2.0 
 5. Igarashi, Mitsubis.2.0 
 6. Kawamura, Tochigi1.7 
 7. Tabuse, Tochigi1.7 
 8. Diouf, Hokkaido L.1.5 
 9. Kobayashi, Hitac.1.5 
 10. Nishimura, Hitac.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Anthony RICHARDSON
  Aishin S.
  (201-F-83)
  Avg: 2
 1. Richardson, Aishin2.0 
 2. Takeuchi, Hitac.1.8 
 3. Young, Aishin SH1.5 
 4. Diouf, Hokkaido L.1.5 
 5. Klette, Hokkaido L.1.5 
 6. Ricci, Toyota Alva.1.5 
 7. Aono, Panasonic T.1.3 
 8. Furukawa, Aishin S.1.0 
 9. Hinkley, Tochigi B.1.0 
 10. Kashiwagi, Aishin1.0 


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  KAZAKHSTAN   


Standings -D1
D1 Standings
 1. Barsy Atyrau 3-0 
 2. BC Astana 2-0 
 3. BK Almaty 2-0 
 4. Kaspiy Aktau 2-2 
 5. Tobol 0-2 
 6. BK Atyrau 0-5 


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  KOSOVO   


Standings - Superleague
SuperLeague Standings
 1. Drita 1-0 
 2. Prishtina BC 1-0 
 3. Trepca 1-0 
 4. Bambi 0-0 
 5. Kolegji Univer. 0-0 
 6. Bashkimi 0-1 
 7. Kosova 0-1 
 8. Peja 0-1 


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  KUWAIT   


Kuwait rolled over Bahrain at the GCC games - by Eurobasket News
Kuwait rolled over Bahrain at the GCC games. The winners tied their record at 2-2, while the home side remained winless at the tournament.
Kuwait started with 23-19 and added massive 26-14 in the second frame. They erupted with 33-23 in the third quarter and did not mind 22-25 from the hosts in the last period.


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  LEBANON   


Updates about the Clubs One week before the Start of the Championship - by Asia-Basket Lebanon

The Lebanese Clubs are preparing for the upcoming season which is supposed to start on Saturday October 22nd 2011.For this reason many teams made lot of changes in their rosters especially with the foreign players.


Riyadi the champion for the past 7 seasons resigned Ismail Ahmad whos the main reason for the teams success in the past years; they added another big name in the European Basketball Dewarick Spencer who is well known to his scoring especially behind the 3pt line. Riyadi will have a big task this year to regain the rhythm quickly due that the team will have a different philosophy on the floor after the departure of Nate Johnson. Riyadi will be a very strong favorite to retain the Title for the 8th consecutive time. As for the Local players Riyadi signed Ali Kanaan, William Pharis, Hussein Tawbeh.Riyadi is playing in the Hariri Tournament which will be a big preparation.


Last 2 seasons Finalist Champville also changed their way of recruitment , they added 2 big guys to the team , Guarnette Thompson who played with Sagesse last season and had a very successful championship but the most important is the signing of Samuel Hoskin the Lebanese National Team player who showed a very big level in the past FIBA ASIA Championship which was held in China. Together with Fadi Khatib this trio will give the chance to Champville to go all the way till the end this year. As for the local players the team signed Elie Stephan, Mohamad Ibrahim.


Moutahed the team who played 2 times the Finals in seasons 2007-2008 and 2008-2009 , renewed their cooperation with coach Paul Coughter , The team signed a talented center Kibwe Trim who will provides size and presence in the paint , after signing Porter Troupe the team decided to release and to bring back last season star Austin Johnson ,Moutahed is playing in the Hariri Tournament , With the signings of good local players Samer Mechref and Marwan Ziadeh under the leadership of Coach Paul Coughter Moutahed is expected to have a big Chance to reach the Finals and why not to win the title.


The most popular club in Lebanon is on his way back to the winning track, Sagesse is expected to have their elections on October 30th to elect the club legendary captain Eli Mechantaf as president , meanwhile the team brought back Tony Vujanic as head coach and made two great recruitments as foreign players , Terrence Leather who played in Korea and was among the best players in the Korean League and most important they signed the best scorer in the Korean League Aaron Haynes , it will be his 2nd season in Lebanon after the season 2007-2008 where he was a real star with his club Feytroun. The green Castle signed a new comer to the league Joey Akkaoui, Mohamad Fahes, Charbel Sokhen,Daniel Faris,Miguel Martinez.


Anibal who finished 5th last year made major changes in the team with one target the Final 4, they signed a new coach Miodrag Perisic, they signed Jasmon Youngblood from Champville whos expected to have a great season in Zahle this year , another good addition is the Nigerian Center Ndudi Ebi who is well experienced player especially in the European basketball he played many years in Italy. Together with the signing of Ghaleb Reda , Mazen Mneimneh and Bachit Ammoury Anibal have a very big chance to go to the Final 4.


Byblos lost their local star from Last season Samer Mechref to Moutahed but they signed 2 big names , Chudney Gray and Desmond Penigar , this 2 players are well experienced players who will carry Byblos to have the same positive results like last season, they finished 7th in 2010-2011.


Hoops who finished 3rd in his 1st appearance 2 years ago in the Lebanese League is hoping to come back between the top teams, for this reason they signed the Lebanese coach Patrick Saba, brought back Hussein Khatib, signed Ricky Clemons and Chamberlin Ogushi.


Antranik brought back Aaron Mitchell as head coach , signed Shelton Coldwell and Ian Young.Coldwell who have big experience in Europe and Young is a big experience player who had a good career in Europe a the Middle East. Antranik signed Ray Dagher , Elie Motran and Simon Daoud as local players.


Chabab Zahle will participate this season after lot of rumors of non participation , for this reason they signed Quinton Day and Priest Lauderdale (221-C-73, college: Central State) .Chaba Zahle will play the season with the team young local players.


The new comer this season will be Bejjeh, the team signed Alain Abbaz as head coach who have 2 seasons experience in the Lebanese Basketball , as foreign players they signed Albert Fisher on the point guard position and will pick a center between 2 names Micah Brand or Chris Charles who have a big experience in the Lebanese League. As for the local players the team signed Nadim Souaid , Patrick Bou Abboud and Rony Abou Jaoudeh.


The League will start next Saturday on October 22nd and will be followed by the Super Cup Game between Riyadi and Champville on Sunday October 23rd. Last season Super Cup game saw Champville winning the title for the first time ever, it was the first time this game was held in Lebanon.




Antranik Inks Ian Young, - by John Khoury
After failing to get Austin johnson's release from mouttahed, Antranik head coach Decided to sign the american Point Guard Ian Young (191-PG-81, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Auburn).
Antranik management had to pick between young and porter troupe who already got replaced by Austin johnson in mouttahed.
Ian young had an excellent season with gorgon last year along side Sam hoskin who already arrived to lebanon to join Champville.
Aaron Mitchell got his eyes on the 6th position this season, having two good imports with young tallented lebanese players.




Mitchell back and Antranik eyes Mid-Table. - by Rabih Khoury
Antranik management signed again with American coach Aaron Mitchell for the second consecutive season. Mitchell is back here again and with his mind one thing: Build a young team again with a goal of reaching mid-table ranking in the league. The team signed many young Lebanese locals like: Simon Daoud, Joseph Zaloum, Jad Mbarak, Ray Dagher, Alfred Mikail and Elias Motran. The team's first foreigner is Shelton Colwell who played previously for Mitchell in Austria.. Colwell is showing a very good level in Hariri tournament right now. The team will play his first game in the league against Moutahed next week end !!

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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. Malvin 3-0 
 2. BRB/Brasilia 2-1 
 3. Cent.Apure 1-2 
 4. Amistad 0-3 
Group C
 1. Atenas 0-0 
 2. Flamengo 0-0 
 3. UTE 0-0 


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  LITHUANIA   


Best players of NKL round 4 - by Eurobasket News
Talented international guard Modestas Kumpys (191-G-91) had an amazing evening in the last round for Nafta Universitetas and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com NKL Player of the Week award for round 4.
The 20-year old guard had a double-double of 20 points and twelve rebounds, while his team beat Silute (2-2) in overtime 102-97. The game was not the highest importance and did not have significant influence on the top of the standings. Nafta Universitetas is placed at 9th position in NKL. Nafta Universitetas is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 2-2 record. In the team's last game Kumpys had a remarkable 57.1% from 2-point range. It was one of impressive evenings for him as usually he does not deliver so high stats. Kumpys has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in rebounds (6th best: 8.5rpg).

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was young international center Julius Jucikas (205-C-89) of ABRO-Univ.. Jucikas impressed basketball fans with 27 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists. Bad luck as ABRO-Univ. lost that game 81-87 to the higher-ranked Statyba (#3, 3-1). Despite lost game ABRO-Univ. moved up to 13th position in the standings. 3 lost games are too many comparing to just one victory ABRO-Univ. managed to get this year. Jucikas is well-known by ABRO-Univ. fans and he already established his position as one of team's most reliable players.

The third best performed player last round was former international forward Raimondas Ambrulaitis (199-F-82) of Ezerunas-Karys (#8). Ambrulaitis scored 22 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Despite Ambrulaitis' great performance Ezerunas-Karys lost 90-93 to Gargzdai (2-2). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing Ezerunas-Karys needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 2 victories and 2 lost games. Ambrulaitis has a very solid season. In 4 games in Lithuania he scored 12.3ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Denis Krestinin (200-F-94) of S.Marciulionio - 18 points and 12 rebounds
5. Arturas Kaubrys (205-C-83) of Silute - 22 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Evaldas Lengvinas (190-G-89) of Nafta Universitetas - 36 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Audrius Mineikis (201-F-77) of Radviliskis - 22 points and 10 rebounds
8. Julius Kazakauskas (197-F-90) of Nafta Universitetas - 22 points and 10 rebounds
9. Sarunas Vingelis (192-G-89) of LKKA-Atletas - 19 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists
10. Paulius Vaitiekunas (208-C-87) of Triobet - 17 points and 17 rebounds

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


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


Stats Leaders - NKL
Points Per Game
 Vidmantas UZKURAITIS
  Delikate.
  (189-G-85)
  Avg: 22.8
 1. Uzkuraitis, Delika.22.8 
 2. Vingelis, LKKA-.20.3 
 3. Lengvinas, Nafta20.3 
 4. Pancerevas, Silute20.3 
 5. Maneikis, Meresta20.3 
 6. Kruzikas, Triobet19.8 
 7. Trepocka, S.Marc.18.3 
 8. Vileita, Perla.18.3 
 9. Martinkus, Gargz.17.5 
 10. Artamonov, Meres.17.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Paulius VAITIEKUNAS
  Triobet
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Vaitiekunas, Triob.11.5 
 2. Gudaitis, Gargzdai11.0 
 3. Tamasevicius, Silu.9.5 
 4. Kazakauskas, Naft.9.3 
 5. Mineikis, Radvilis.9.0 
 6. Kumpys, Nafta U.8.5 
 7. Krestinin, S.Marc.8.0 
 8. Masiulis, Matinga-.7.5 
 9. Vaitelis, Mazeikiai7.5 
 10. Sugintas, Statyba7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Ignas RAZUTIS
  Silute
  (185-G-87)
  Avg: 7
 1. Razutis, Silute7.0 
 2. Semaska, Perla.7.0 
 3. Kurauskas, AB.6.3 
 4. Artamonov, Meresta5.8 
 5. Venskus, Nafta U.5.5 
 6. Rakauskas, Radvili.5.0 
 7. Vasiliauskas, Trio.4.8 
 8. Malasauskas, LKKA.4.8 
 9. Stankus, Perla.4.5 
 10. Vileita, Perla.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Martynas PALIUKENAS
  S.Marc.
  (178-PG-93)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Paliukenas, S.Marc.3.5 
 2. Vileita, Perla.2.7 
 3. Bagdonaviciu., Mer.2.5 
 4. Venskus, Nafta U.2.5 
 5. Uzkuraitis, Delika.2.5 
 6. Slivka, Meresta2.3 
 7. Jurgo, Mazeikiai2.0 
 8. Radavicius, Meres.2.0 
 9. Rauktys, Radvilisk.2.0 
 10. Razutis, Silute2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Tomas URBONAS
  LK.
  (214-C-92)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Urbonas, LK.3.8 
 2. Mockevicius, S.Mar.3.0 
 3. Giedraitis, ABRO-.2.5 
 4. Kaubrys, Silute2.3 
 5. Pupinis, Matinga-.1.8 
 6. Gudaitis, Gargzdai1.8 
 7. Stakenas, Statyba1.7 
 8. Krestinin, S.Marc.1.5 
 9. Vaitiekunas, Triob.1.5 
 10. Jucikas, AB.1.5 


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  LUXEMBOURG   


Scoring Leaders - DBBL
Points Per Game
 Marcus KENNEDY
  Residence
  (193-F-84)
  Avg: 28.3
 1. Kennedy, Residence28.3 
 2. Rajniak, Basket E.27.3 
 3. Schumacher, T7126.8 
 4. Ulmer, Soleuvre26.5 
 5. Arre, BBC Nitia23.8 
 6. Raji, Etzella22.3 
 7. Brown, Amicale21.5 
 8. Jorssen, Soleuvre20.3 
 9. Muller, T7119.5 
 10. Reimold, Basket E.18.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Brandon GARY
  Musel Pikes
  (202-F/C-83)
  Avg: 12
 1. Gary, Musel Pikes12.0 
 2. Stephens, T7111.3 
 3. Walker, Heffingen11.0 
 4. Carvalho, Heffingen10.5 
 5. Ulmer, Soleuvre10.3 
 6. Kennedy, Residence10.3 
 7. Svitek, Basket Es.10.0 
 8. Bassirou, Musel Pi.10.0 
 9. Muller, T719.5 
 10. Djerman, Amicale9.3 
Assists Per Game
 Christian SCHARTZ
  Amicale
  (185-G-86)
  Avg: 5
 1. Schartz, Amicale5.0 
 2. Schumacher, T713.5 
 3. Biever, Basket Es.3.5 
 4. Reimold, Basket E.3.3 
 5. Birenbaum, Amicale3.3 
 6. Ruffato, T713.0 
 7. Koster, Residence3.0 
 8. Carvalho, Heffingen2.8 
 9. Di Bartolome., BBC2.8 
 10. Delgado, Etzella2.7 
Steals Per Game
 Marcus KENNEDY
  Residence
  (193-F-84)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Kennedy, Residence3.7 
 2. Arre, BBC Nitia2.8 
 3. Ulmer, Soleuvre2.5 
 4. Jones, Amicale2.3 
 5. Carvalho, Heffingen2.3 
 6. Schmit, Residence2.0 
 7. Birenbaum, Amicale2.0 
 8. Stephens, T712.0 
 9. Smith, Sparta2.0 
 10. Reimold, Basket E.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 William WALKER
  Heffingen
  (201-F-87)
  Avg: 2
 1. Walker, Heffingen2.0 
 2. Gary, Musel Pikes2.0 
 3. Carvalho, Heffingen1.5 
 4. Djerman, Amicale1.3 
 5. Hoffmann, Sparta1.0 
 6. Brown, Amicale1.0 
 7. Reimold, Basket E.1.0 
 8. Ribeiro, BBC Nitia0.8 
 9. Bassirou, Musel Pi.0.7 
 10. Stephens, T710.5 


Diekirch League Round 4: Etzella loses #1 position - by Eurobasket News
Round 4 in Diekirch League means a new league leader. The biggest surprise took place in Dudelange where host T71 (4-0) crushed league's leader Etzella (3-1) 91-69 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Etzella. It was a key game for the top position in the league. T71 made 20-of-26 free shots (76.9 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Etzella 40-26 including a 30-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. International guard Tom Schumacher (190-87, college: Cal.Baptist) fired 29 points and 4 assists for the winners. The former international power forward Frank Muller (194-88, college: Cuesta JC) chipped in 24 points and 9 rebounds. T71's coach Jan Enjebo felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Nigerian forward Corey Raji (198-88, college: Boston Coll., agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) produced 18 points and 7 rebounds for lost side. T71 have a solid four-game winning streak. Defending champion keeps a position of league leader. Etzella at the other side dropped to the second place with one game lost. They share the position with Amicale and Basket Esch. They were replaced at the leadership position by T71. Etzella will play next round against BBC Nitia trying to make it back to the top of the standings. T71 will try to continue on its current victory against fourth ranked Amicale in Steinsel.
Another exciting game was played in Bettembourg between fifth ranked Sparta and 8th ranked BBC Nitia where Sparta (2-2) crushed BBC Nitia (1-3) on the road with 43-point difference 101-58. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international forward Larrie Smith (198-75, college: Tennessee Tech) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 25 points and 11 rebounds. Thomas DREESEN contributed with 14 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Latvian power forward Janis Poznaks (202-83) replied with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 13 rebounds for BBC Nitia. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Sparta maintains fifth position with 2-2 record, which they share with Residence. Newly promoted BBC Nitia dropped to the seventh place with three games lost. They share the position with Musel Pikes and Soleuvre. Sparta will play against Residence (#5) in Bereldange in the next round. BBC Nitia will play on the road against Etzella in Ettelbruck to get more than just one victory in their record.
Bottom-ranked Heffingen (0-4) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 74-67 loss to third ranked Basket Esch (3-1) in on Saturday evening. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. Worth to mention a great performance of Martin Rajniak who helped to win the game recording 28 points. At the losing side William Walker responded with 18 points and 9 rebounds. Basket Esch moved-up to second place, which they share with Etzella and Amicale. Newly promoted Heffingen still closes the standings with four games lost. Basket Esch will meet Musel Pikes (#8) in the next round where they are favorite. Heffingen will play against Soleuvre in Belvaux and hopes to get finally their first victory.

In the last two games of round 4 Musel Pikes was defeated by Residence in Bereldange 70-57. Amicale smashed Soleuvre at home 92-65.



BBC Nitia - Sparta 58-101

Another exciting game was played in Bettembourg between fifth ranked Sparta and 8th ranked BBC Nitia where Sparta (2-2) crushed BBC Nitia (1-3) on the road with 43-point difference 101-58. The game was mostly controlled by Sparta. BBC Nitia was better in second period 21-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Sparta shot 24 for 46 from the free-throw line, while BBC Nitia only scored eight points from the stripe. They outrebounded BBC Nitia 53-42 including 16 on the offensive glass. BBC Nitia was plagued by 31 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international forward Larrie Smith (198-75, college: Tennessee Tech) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 25 points and 11 rebounds. Thomas Dreesen contributed with 14 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Four Sparta players scored in double figures. Latvian power forward Janis Poznaks (202-83) replied with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 13 rebounds and American power forward William Arre (199-86, college: Lock Haven, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement) added 16 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for BBC Nitia. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Sparta maintains fifth position with 2-2 record, which they share with Residence. Newly promoted BBC Nitia dropped to the seventh place with three games lost. They share the position with Musel Pikes and Soleuvre. Sparta will play against Residence (#5) in Bereldange in the next round. BBC Nitia will play on the road against Etzella in Ettelbruck to get more than just one victory in their record.
Top scorers:
BBC Nitia: W.Arre 16+8reb+2ast, J.Poznaks 12+13reb+3ast, B.Schumacher 10+3reb, L.Ruppert 6+4reb, S.Ribeiro 5+3reb+1ast, T.Kaiser 4+1reb
Sparta: L.Smith 25+11reb+3ast, K.Ulin 14+5reb+1ast, T.DREESEN 14+7reb, R.Wolzfeld 14+5reb+1ast, J.Hublart 12+4reb, X.Engel 10+2reb
gschID: 140670


Residence - Musel Pikes 70-57

Everything could happen in Bereldange at the game between two tied teams. Both seventh ranked Residence and 9th ranked Musel Pikes had identical 1-2 record. This time Residence used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Stadrbredimus 70-57 on Saturday night. The game was mostly controlled by Residence. Musel Pikes managed to win fourth quarter 23-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 19-of-24 free shots (79.2 percent) during the game. Residence outrebounded Musel Pikes 42-25 including 17 on the offensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Marcus Kennedy (193-84, college: Montevallo, agency: Interperformances) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 20 points and 15 rebounds and U.S. Virgin Isl. Forward Jerome Gumbs (194-82, college: USF) who added 15 points and 14 rebounds during the contest. Four Residence players scored in double figures. At the losing side the former international forward Larrie Smith (198-75, college: Tennessee Tech) responded with 21 points and 7 rebounds and American power forward Brandon Gary (202-83, college: Hutchinson CC) produced a double-double by scoring 11 points and 12 rebounds. Residence (2-2) moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Sparta. Loser Musel Pikes dropped to the seventh position with three games lost. They share it with Soleuvre and BBC Nitia. Residence will meet Sparta (#6) in the next round. Musel Pikes will play against the league's second-placed Basket Esch.
Top scorers:
Musel Pikes: P.Philip 21+7reb, G.Schmit 15+5reb+1ast, B.Gary 11+12reb, J.Kox 5, J.De Marchi 3, L.Schwartz 2+1reb+2ast
Residence: M.Kennedy 20+15reb, P.Koster 20+8reb+2ast, J.Gumbs 15+14reb+2ast, M.Schmit 13+1reb+1ast, B.Melcher 2+3reb+1ast, K.Moura 0
gschID: 140666


T71 - Etzella 91-69

Round 4 in Diekirch League means a new league leader. The biggest surprise took place in Dudelange where host T71 (4-0) crushed league's leader Etzella (3-1) 91-69 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Etzella. It was a key game for the top position in the league. T71 made 20-of-26 free shots (76.9 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Etzella 40-26 including a 30-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. International guard Tom Schumacher (190-87, college: Cal.Baptist) fired 29 points and 4 assists for the winners. The former international power forward Frank Muller (194-88, college: Cuesta JC) chipped in 24 points and 9 rebounds. T71's coach Jan Enjebo felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Nigerian forward Corey Raji (198-88, college: Boston Coll., agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) produced 18 points and 7 rebounds and Gilles Polfer (189-93) added 16 points respectively for lost side. T71 have a solid four-game winning streak. Defending champion keeps a position of league leader. Etzella at the other side dropped to the second place with one game lost. They share the position with Amicale and Basket Esch. They were replaced at the leadership position by T71. Etzella will play next round against BBC Nitia trying to make it back to the top of the standings. T71 will try to continue on its current victory against fourth ranked Amicale in Steinsel.
Top scorers:
Etzella: C.Raji 18+7reb+1ast, G.Polfer 16+4reb, N.Delgado 12+3reb+2ast, P.Hoffmann 6+1reb, T.Giver 5+2reb+2ast, E.Bissener 4+5reb
T71: T.Schumacher 29+4reb+4ast, F.Muller 24+9reb, J.Delgado 17+5reb+1ast, D.Stephens 8+14reb+1ast, C.Laures 4+1ast, B.Kieffer 4+1reb+1ast
gschID: 140667


Amicale - Soleuvre 92-65

No shocking result in a game in Steinsel where fourth ranked Amicale (3-1) smashed 6th ranked Soleuvre (1-3) 92-65 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Amicale. Soleuvre managed to win second period 17-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Amicale forced 19 Soleuvre turnovers and outrebounded them 50-33 including a 32-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Demetrius Brown (201-83, college: San Jose St.) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 25 points and 10 rebounds and Croatian power forward Ivan Buntic (207-91) who added 11 points and 12 rebounds during the contest. Four Amicale players scored in double figures. Coach Kresimir Basic's team controlled all game and the coach could let to play all 12 players and allowed the starting five to rest. At the losing side American Lamonte Ulmer (198-86, college: Rhode Island, agency: Impact Basketball) responded with a double-double by scoring 23 points, 14 rebounds, 4 assists and 6 steals and Belgian power forward Dimitri Jorssen (212-79, college: Utah St.) produced a double-double by scoring 20 points and 14 rebounds. Amicale moved-up to second place, which they share with Etzella and Basket Esch. Soleuvre lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the seventh position with three games lost. They share it with Musel Pikes and BBC Nitia. Amicale will meet at home league's leader T71 in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Soleuvre will play against Heffingen (#10).
Top scorers:
Soleuvre: L.Ulmer 23+14reb+4ast, D.Jorssen 20+14reb+2ast, A.Schammo 13+1reb+1ast, C.Weisen 4+1ast, D.Controguerra 3+2reb+1ast, M.Weyland 2
Amicale: D.Brown 25+10reb+3ast, E.Jeitz 16+5reb+1ast, I.Djerman 13+6reb, I.Buntic 11+12reb+2ast, A.Laurent 9+2reb, C.Jones 7+6reb+1ast
gschID: 140668


Heffingen - Basket Esch 67-74

Bottom-ranked Heffingen (0-4) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 74-67 loss to third ranked Basket Esch (3-1) in on Saturday evening. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. Heffingen trailed by 12 points after 3 quarters before a 17-12 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 67-74 at the end of the game. Worth to mention a great performance of international forward Martin Rajniak (204-78, college: CSU Bakersfield) who helped to win the game recording 28 points and American swingman John Reimold (198-81, college: Bowling Green) who added 14 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists during the contest. At the losing side American forward William Walker (201-87, college: Bethel (IN), agency: Warren Sports International) responded with 18 points and 9 rebounds and guard Domigue Benseghir (183-85) scored 19 points. Basket Esch moved-up to second place, which they share with Etzella and Amicale. Newly promoted Heffingen still closes the standings with four games lost. Basket Esch will meet Musel Pikes (#8) in the next round where they are favorite. Heffingen will play against Soleuvre in Belvaux and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Heffingen: D.Benseghir 19+2reb+2ast, W.Walker 18+9reb+2ast, J.Thesen 11+1reb+3ast, H.Carvalho 7+11reb+1ast, C.Schroeder 6+4reb, T.Schmit 3+1reb
Basket Esch: M.Rajniak 28+4reb+1ast, S.Svitek 19+8reb, J.Reimold 14+12reb+5ast, J.Biever 6+5reb+3ast, E.Kesseler 5+2reb+3ast, P.Biever 2
gschID: 140669




Standings
Diekirch League Standings
 1. T71 4-0 
 2. Basket Esch 3-1 
 3. Etzella 3-1 
 4. Amicale 3-1 
 5. Residence 2-2 
 6. Sparta 2-2 
 7. BBC Nitia 1-3 
 8. Musel Pikes 1-3 
 9. Soleuvre 1-3 
 10. Heffingen 0-4 


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LNBP Round 16: Halcones Rojos edge Fuerza Regia by three points - by Eurobasket News
The most exciting game of round 16 in the LNBP took place in Veracruz. This derby game ended with only three-point defeat on the road of their biggest opponent Fuerza Regia (11-3) to first ranked Halcones Rojos (13-2) 69-66 in the game for the first place. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Fuerza Regia. The hosts trailed by 6 points after three quarters before their 25-16 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Halcones Rojos made 19-of-24 free shots (79.2 percent) during the game. They also forced 20 Fuerza Regia turnovers. Venezuelan point guard Gregory Vargas (182-86) fired 24 points and 4 assists for the winners. Venezuelan power forward Luis Bethelmy (200-86) chipped in 19 points and 8 rebounds (made all of his nine free throws !!!). Halcones Rojos' coach Eddie Casiano used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. American forward Jeremis Smith (203-86, college: Georgia Tech) produced a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds (perfect from the field making all seven shots !!!) for lost side. Halcones Rojos have an impressive eight-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 13-2 record. Fuerza Regia at the other side keeps the second place with three games lost. Halcones Rojos are looking forward to face Halcones UV Xalapa (#6) at home in the next round where they are favorite. Fuerza Regia will play against Huracanes (#5) in Tampico and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
Bottom-ranked Volcanes (0-16) 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 (11-4) in Toluca. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward James Reaves (203-82, college: Niagara, agency: TSS Management) who helped to win the game recording 23 points and 9 rebounds. Mugabe Thomas contributed with 14 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. American guard Larry Morinia (180-80, college: Montana St., agency: ProSportsCareers) replied with 25 points and 5 assists for Volcanes. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Barreteros have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 11-4 record having just two points less than leader Halc.Rojos. Volcanes at the other side still closes the standings. Barreteros will play against Soles (#7) in Mexicali in the next round. Volcanes will play on the road against Abejas (#10) in Guanajuato and hope to get finally their first victory.
Panteras (4-10) survived in overtime against Pioneros (7-6) by three points 102-99 on Saturday night. The game took place in Cancun. But the guests from Aguascalientes were better at the end. Worth to mention a great performance of Ricardo Melendez who helped to win the game recording 44 points (!!!). At the losing side LeRoy Hickerson responded with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists. Panteras maintains twelfth position with 4-10 record. Loser Pioneros dropped to the eighth place with six games lost. They share the position with Corr.Victoria. Panteras will meet Aguilas Rojas (#13) in the next round. Pioneros will play against Lechugueros (#11) in Leon and hope to secure a win.
The game with biggest result difference took place in San Juan. Local Aguilas Rojas (2-13) were outscored by eighth ranked Soles (8-7) 117-91. Soles moved-up to seventh place. Aguilas Rojas lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the thirteenth position with 13 games lost. Soles' next round opponent will be higher ranked Barreteros (#3) in Zacatecas and it may be quite challenging game. Aguilas Rojas will play at home against Panteras (#12) in Aguascalientes and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last two games of round 16 Lechugueros were defeated by Corr.Victoria in Ciudad Victoria 90-83. Huracanes beat Abejas at home 89-77.



Corr.Victoria - Lechugueros 90-83

There was no surprise in Ciudad Victoria where 11th ranked Lechugueros (5-10) were defeated by ninth ranked Correcaminos (7-6) 90-83. The hosts were already 14 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 37-30 Lechugueros' run in the last quarter cut the lead to 90-83 at the end of the game. Correcaminos dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to Lechugueros' 34. The winners were led by American forward Ronald Selleaze (197-76, college: CSU Bakersfield, agency: Dream Team Management) who scored that evening 15 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists and the other American import forward James Penny (198-76, college: TCU) supported him with 23 points. Four Correcaminos players scored in double figures. Even a double-double of 27 points and 11 rebounds by American forward Deilvez Yearby (198-87, college: IPFW, agency: Pro One Sports) did not help to save the game for Lechugueros. Naturalized American guard Lorenzo Keeler (188-85, college: Cal Poly - SLO) added 25 points for lost side. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Correcaminos moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Pioneros. Lechugueros at the other side keep the eleventh position with ten games lost. Correcaminos' next round opponent will be higher ranked Toros (#4) in Nuevo Laredo and it may be quite challenging game. Lechugueros will play at home against Pioneros (#9) in Cancun and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Corr.Victoria: J.Penny 23+3reb, M.Allen 17+3reb+4ast, R.Selleaze 15+8reb+6ast, F.Harris 10+1reb, S.Monreal 7+4reb, D.Lamont 5+9reb
Lechugueros: D.Yearby 27+11reb, L.Keeler 25+1reb+1ast, B.St.Preux 16+3reb, W.Funn 6+4reb+7ast, R.Moss 5+4reb, D.Patten 2+3reb
gschID: 137744


Pioneros - Panteras 99-102 OT

Panteras (4-10) survived in overtime against Pioneros (7-6) by three points 102-99 on Saturday night. The game took place in Cancun. But the guests from Aguascalientes were better at the end. The guests trailed by 8 points at the halftime before their 24-13 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to tie the game at the end of regular time. They were better in overtime eventually winning that period 12-9. Panteras made 21-of-23 free shots (91.3 percent) during the game. Strangely Pioneros outrebounded Panteras 45-29 including a 18-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of Puerto Rican point guard Ricardo Melendez (180-83, agency: TSS Management) who helped to win the game recording 44 points (!!!) and American swingman Samuel Bowie (198-75, college: SE Louisiana) who added 27 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side American guard LeRoy Hickerson (196-82, college: Cumberlands) responded with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists and his fellow American import forward John Millsap (198-82, college: UTSA) scored 28 points and 6 rebounds. Panteras maintains twelfth position with 4-10 record. Loser Pioneros dropped to the eighth place with six games lost. They share the position with Corr.Victoria. Panteras will meet Aguilas Rojas (#13) in the next round. Pioneros will play against Lechugueros (#11) in Leon and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Panteras: R.Melendez 44+4reb+2ast, S.Bowie 27+6reb+2ast, I.Lopez 17+3reb+1ast, M.Bryant 8, L.Rangel 2+2reb+2ast, J.Alvarez 2+1reb+2ast
Pioneros: J.Millsap 28+6reb+1ast, G.Grays 23+1reb+1ast, L.Hickerson 20+12reb+5ast, S.Soriano 9+4reb+1ast, J.Sanchez 6+1reb+2ast, A.Esparza 5+4reb+1ast
gschID: 137745


Volcanes - Barreteros 79-86

Bottom-ranked Volcanes (0-16) 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 (11-4) in Toluca. Volcanes were tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. Volcanes were plagued by 29 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward James Reaves (203-82, college: Niagara, agency: TSS Management) who helped to win the game recording 23 points and 9 rebounds. Jamaican forward Mugabe Thomas (193-80, college: Cedarville) contributed with 14 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Five Barreteros players scored in double figures. American guard Larry Morinia (180-80, college: Montana St., agency: ProSportsCareers) replied with 25 points and 5 assists and guard Carlos M. Toussaint (190-91) added 27 points and 4 steals in the effort for Volcanes. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Barreteros have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 11-4 record having just two points less than leader Halc.Rojos. Volcanes at the other side still closes the standings. Barreteros will play against Soles (#7) in Mexicali in the next round. Volcanes will play on the road against Abejas (#10) in Guanajuato and hope to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Barreteros: J.Reaves 23+9reb+1ast, M.Council 15+3reb, M.Thomas 14+5reb+1ast, C.Twan Briggs 14+4reb, 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.Gonzalez 4+2reb, M.Garcia 2+1reb, G.Gutierrez 2+7reb+1ast
gschID: 137746


Aguilas Rojas - Soles 91-117

The game with biggest result difference took place in San Juan. Local Aguilas Rojas (2-13) were outscored by eighth ranked Soles (8-7) 117-91. Soles moved-up to seventh place. Aguilas Rojas lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the thirteenth position with 13 games lost. Soles' next round opponent will be higher ranked Barreteros (#3) in Zacatecas and it may be quite challenging game. Aguilas Rojas will play at home against Panteras (#12) in Aguascalientes and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 137747


Halc.Rojos - Fuerza Regia 69-66

The most exciting game of round 16 in the LNBP took place in Veracruz. This derby game ended with only three-point defeat on the road of their biggest opponent Fuerza Regia (11-3) to first ranked Halcones Rojos (13-2) 69-66 in the game for the first place. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Fuerza Regia. The hosts trailed by 6 points after three quarters before their 25-16 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Halcones Rojos made 19-of-24 free shots (79.2 percent) during the game. They also forced 20 Fuerza Regia turnovers. Venezuelan point guard Gregory Vargas (182-86) fired 24 points and 4 assists for the winners. Venezuelan power forward Luis Bethelmy (200-86) chipped in 19 points and 8 rebounds (made all of his nine free throws !!!). Halcones Rojos' coach Eddie Casiano used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. American forward Jeremis Smith (203-86, college: Georgia Tech) produced a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds (perfect from the field making all seven shots !!!). Halcones Rojos have an impressive eight-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 13-2 record. Fuerza Regia at the other side keeps the second place with three games lost. Halcones Rojos are looking forward to face Halcones UV Xalapa (#6) at home in the next round where they are favorite. Fuerza Regia will play against Huracanes (#5) in Tampico and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Halc.Rojos: G.Vargas 24+1reb+4ast, L.Bethelmy 19+8reb, C.Rivera 12+4reb, J.Aubry 7+8reb+1ast, D.Cortes 5, A.Solares 2
Fuerza Regia: J.Smith 15+11reb+3ast, A.Joseph Tyronzic 14+1reb, C.Roberts 11+6reb, D.Smith 8+8reb+2ast, A.Izaguirre 8+2reb+1ast, K.Penn 5+6reb

gschID: 137742


Huracanes - Abejas 89-77

No shocking result in a game in Tampico where sixth ranked Huracanes (9-6) defeated 10th ranked Abejas (6-9) 89-77. They made 22-of-29 charity shots (75.9 percent) during the game. Huracanes forced 19 Abejas turnovers. The winners were led by Venezuelan forward Nestor Colmenares (203-87, college: Campbellsville) who scored that evening 17 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and American center Albert Fuqua (211-83, college: UTSA) supported him with 20 points and 8 rebounds. Four Huracanes players scored in double figures. Huracanes' coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Even 27 points and 5 rebounds by American forward Lorrenzo Wade (198-85, college: San Diego St.) did not help to save the game for Abejas. American-Jamaican forward Mattis McHugh (198-84, college: S.Florida) added 18 points and 11 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for lost side. Huracanes have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to fifth place. Abejas at the other side keep the tenth position with nine games lost. Huracanes' next round opponent will be league's second-placed Fuerza Regia in Monterrey and it may be quite challenging game. Abejas will play at home against Volcanes (#14) in Toluca.
Top scorers:
Huracanes: A.Fuqua 20+8reb, S.Sir 18+3reb+4ast, N.Colmenares 17+8reb+4ast, E.Medina 14+5reb+3ast, J.Edwin 8+5reb+1ast, R.Hornsby 7+2ast
Abejas: L.Wade 27+5reb+3ast, M.McHugh 18+11reb+1ast, J.Verdejo 13+1ast, B.Heredia 8+1reb+4ast, M.Jackson 7+9reb+2ast, J.Valladares 4+2reb+1ast
gschID: 137743




Standings - LNBP
LNBP Standings
 1. Halc.Rojos 13-2 
 2. Fuerza Regia 11-3 
 3. Barreteros 11-4 
 4. Toros 9-5 
 5. Huracanes 9-6 
 6. Halc.Xalapa 8-3 
 7. Soles 8-7 
 8. Corr.Victoria 7-6 
 9. Pioneros 7-6 
 10. Abejas 6-9 
 11. Lechugueros 5-10 
 12. Panteras 4-10 
 13. Aguilas Rojas 2-13 
 14. Volcanes 0-16 


Abel Velarde joins Aguilas Rojas de San Juan del Rio - by Eurobasket Center
Aguilas Rojas de San Juan del Rio (LNBP) agreed terms with Abel Velarde ). Velarde played most recently at Volcanes de Toluca (LNBP). While playing 31 games for Volcanes last season he recorded 5.6ppg, 3.5rpg and 2.2apg.

By Eurobasket Data Center


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Lovcen celebrated in B.Polje - by Dragan Scepanovic
At the opening of basketball season in Bijelo Polje, the Jedinstvo was defeated by Lovcen.
Jedinstvo - Lovcen 74:88 (15:21, 20:18, 9:19, 30:30)
Bijelo Polje - SC: Nikoljac. Spect: 200. Reff: Vojinovic, Janjusevic (Niksic), Radulovic (Podgorica).
Jedinstvo: Kovacevic, Radovic, Miljic 4, Arso Lekovic (198-F-90) 23, Omerovic 3, Babaca 5, Musovic, Knezevic 14, Savkovic, Nisavic 5, Rajovic 1, Nikola Ljuic (192-G-91) 19.
Lovcen: Dokovic 12, S. Latkovic, Marko Milosevic (202-F-84) 2, Nikola Pavlicevic (192-G-88) 20, Masan Vrbica (189-G-1994) 7, Borilovic 2, Koprivica 2, Lopicic 16, Ivan Zejak (203-F/C-87) 27, Jablan, M. Latkovic.




Danilovgrad win against ABS - by Dragan Scepanovic
Danilovgrad came to triumph over the ABS on the wings of the basketball player Marko Koljevic (191-G-90), who made 21 points including 15 in the second half (5-5 for three points).
Danilovgrad - ABS Primorje 86:79 (20:21, 23:10, 24:30, 19:18)
Danilovgrad - City SC. Spect: 100. Reff: Kicovic (Bar), Sanjevic (Podgorica), Muhadinovic (Cetinje).
Danilovgrad: Ratkovic 19, Igor Kunjic (199-F-87) 6, Vukovic, Skendzic, Djerkovic 1, Stojanovic, Marko Koljevic 21, Krivacevic, Novakovic, Cebalovic 19, Mrdak 6, Filip Patkovic (200-F-90) 14.
ABS Primorje: Stefan Arapovic (191-G/F-90) 11, Papovic 3, Ivan Misinezovic (188-G-93), Denis Arapovic (188-G-92), Rajko Krivokapic (199-F-85) 4, Devrnja 19, Bulatovic 13, Kovacevic, Radak 8, Jovan Bacovic (197-F-86) 16, Brajovic, Savic 5.




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


2011/2012 Erste Basketball League Team Rosters - by Darko Pekic
Montenegro Eurobasket.com Team would like to invite all teams from A1 as well as B1 League to send us their updated rosters for the season 2011/2012. Some teams have already done it, others haven't done it yet. We need full team roster in order to complete Club profiles for the upcoming season. Along with team rosters you should send a recent team photo and report any other changes ( coaches, address, contact information etc).You can send your rosters and other information to d_pekic23@yahoo.com or to scdragan_nk@yahoo.com Eurobasket.com Team wishes you all a good season. Thank you for cooperation

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Lou Williams scores 55, Kevin Durant 50 - by Daniel Gibson
http://kevindurant35.com/2011/10/16/highlights-from-the-goodman-league-v-the-drew-league-big-payback-and-team-philly-v-goodman-league-games/ - Link to the highlights

Team Philly, led by Louis Williams (6'3''-PG-86)' game high 55 points defeated the Kevin Durant (6'9''-G/F-88, college: Texas) and the Goodman league Saturday night. While it wasn't a NBA preseason game it was a great chance for basketball fans to see a number of their favorite players on the court together at the same time. It was an up and down game with tons of highlight plays including some huge slam dunks and dribbling displays.

John Wall (6'4''-PG-90, college: Kentucky) came to the game late and joined Durant's team but Louis Williams was too much on the offensive end for anyone on that night. Kevin Durant and Blake Griffin (6'10''-F-89, college: Oklahoma) are planning another charity game in OKC this weekend and Carmelo Anthony (6'8''-F-84, college: Syracuse) is setting one up for the New York area.

The NBA owners and the NBAPA are set to meet this Tuesday in an attempt to iron out a deal and salvage the NBA regular season. If no deal is made this week, commissioner David Stern believes the games scheduled for Christmas Day will be canceled. This would be big because Christmas is reserved for marquee matchups as families are together and the games draw large viewership numbers.


NBPA stresses unity in player meeting - by Eurobasket News
The National Basketball Players Association's leadership met with players in Los Angeles on Friday, trying to send an apparently needed message of unity.

'There's definitely some guys in there saying that they're ready to fold,' Washington Wizards center JaVale McGee said. 'But the majority are ready to stand strong.'

Bucks forward Luc Richard Mbah a Moute disagreed with McGee, saying 'there's no such thing as player folding.'

McGee and Mbah a Moute were two of approximately 30 players who met with NBPA executive director Billy Hunter and president Derek Fisher (6'1''-PG-74, agency: Priority Sports, college: UALR) at a Beverly Hills hotel.

'We all know where we're at. Players understand where we're at. There's no players folding,' Mbah a Moute said when he exited the meeting. 'We've all been together since this whole process and we're going to stay together. We've made a lot of concessions so far, so it's up to the owners now to start having a fair deal.'

McGee, the first player to emerge from the talks at roughly 3 p.m. PT, later denied on Twitter that he said the words recorded by more than a dozen reporters. Fisher and the players who didn't leave early laughed off the brouhaha.

'The person that spent the least amount of time in the room has no ability to make that statement,' Fisher said.

Added Hunter: 'It was a shame he left so soon. As it turned out, the pacifists in the room happened to be me and Derek. These guys behind us are extremely strident and they thought we had started to weaken.'

Fisher later pointed out that the NBPA does not have a mechanism in place to issue fines to its players and laughed when asked whether McGee's comments would be an appropriate time to levy one.

The owners and players remain separated on issues such as how to divide the revenue, length of contracts and the structure of a new luxury-tax system.

Before Friday's meeting, Hunter told ESPN: 'I've got a group of ballplayers who are sophisticated enough and they've said to me, 'Billy, hold the line. This is what we want you to do.' So I'm doing the players' bidding. I may be negotiating with a short deck, or a small deck, but we're negotiating.

'So while we're willing to make some concessions, which we've already demonstrated, we're not willing to do or make as many concessions as the NBA wants us to make,' Hunter continued. 'It's too disproportionate. It doesn't make sense. Particularly when our players are the product.'

Fisher and Hunter said the players' positions on every issue have included enormous concessions, but they don't see similar accommodations by the league. The union doesn't like the owners' idea to replace their plan for a hard salary cap with a punitive luxury tax, believing it would evolve into an effective hard cap.

The sides also haven't figured out how to divide up $4 billion in annual basketball-related income. Players have proposed lowering their guaranteed cut from 57 percent to 53 percent, while owners are seeking 53 percent of revenue for themselves.

On Friday, NBA commissioner David Stern cited contracts and the luxury tax as demands that the players need to acquiesce to in order for a deal to get done.

'[The players] need to tell us we can have shorter contracts so that under-performing contracts can be replaced by high-performing contracts,' Stern told 710 ESPN in Los Angeles on Friday. 'And they need to tell us that the luxury tax can be considerably harsher than it already is.'

Stern said that owners want a more competitive league and to make it so would entail limiting the financial advantage some big-market teams have over the rest of the teams.

'I would like the league to be more competitive, and to in some ways diminish the [Los Angeles] Lakers' advantage in having that much income in order to pay their players more when you include the luxury tax than other teams,' Stern told 710 ESPN.

Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade, who has been outspoken at times during the labor impasse, said in an interview with The Associated Press on Friday that Stern's idea of league-wide competitive balance is 'unrealistic.'

'Let's just take the owners and the NBA saying we want every team to be competitive,' Wade said. 'We want every team to have the same chips to start with. You tell me that corporations and business around the world that every is equal one and I'll show you a lie. You have some up here, you have some down here. That's the game. We have some huge markets. We have some small markets.

'To me, it's not about who has the most chips,' Wade added. 'I think it's about who manages their chips the right way. That's why I think we have a management problem. Small markets have won championships. San Antonio is a very small market and they have four championships in the last 10 years or whatever the case may be. So I don't know how you ever fix it unless you have realistic goals. It has to get a little more realistic and right now, it's not.'

Both parties are scheduled to meet with federal mediator George Cohen on Tuesday and owners will hold two days of board meetings starting Wednesday.

Without an agreement to bring to the owners, Stern believes further cancellations are coming.

'Right now, Tuesday, Tuesday, Tuesday, just before my owners come into town, having brought in the labor relations committee and Billy (Hunter) having brought in his executive committee, it's time to make the deal,' Stern said Thursday. 'If we don't make it on Tuesday, my gut -- this is not in my official capacity of canceling games -- but my gut is that we won't be playing on Christmas Day.'

Christmas is traditionally one of the first big days of the NBA season.

'That's an arbitrary deadline just to throw out on Commissioner Stern's part,' Fisher said Friday. 'We don't see it that way. That's just arbitrary, with no other purpose than to sway player sentiment.'

Hunter said that Cohen proposed that the sides meet with him all of next week for mediation, but the owners could not accomodate that due to the board meetings

'My attitude is if they really want to get a deal, we've been negotiating for over two years, the probability or likelihood of getting it in one day [is scarce],' Hunter said.

However, Fisher remains confident they can make a deal to save the season.

'My gut tells me that there's no way Commissioner Stern and the NBA would damage their business by making us miss a whole season,' Fisher said.

Hunter said earlier Friday that he fears much worse than canceled games if the lockout drags on.

'If everybody begins to dig into their respective positions, then I think the league will be decimated. It took us five years to recover from the 1998 lockout and there's probability that we may never recover [from this lockout],' Hunter told ESPN before Friday's sit-down with players. 'I think there will be some teams that won't survive. Particularly if the season gets shut down, there will be teams that will not be around next year.'

Hunter singled out the Sacramento Kings as a franchise that may fall victim to 'forced contraction.'

If negotiations with the federal mediator next week fail to warrant any movement toward a deal, the players association hopes it has an ace up its sleeve as it awaits the National Labor Relations Board's action on the unfair labor practices claim that the union filed back in May.

'It has been prolonged and I believe it has been prolonged because I believe they have taken this case serious,' union vice president Maurice Evans told ESPNLosAngeles.com. 'The ruling could weigh heavily on these negotiations as it is the only legal verdict that could in fact end the lockout. We do expect to hear from them within the next two weeks.'

Last week, Stern announced the cancellation of the first two weeks of the season. Each week of missed games will cost the players approximately $82 million in lost salary.

Hunter reacted rather angrily to Stern's declaration that the union's deal will only get worse if a solution isn't found quickly.

'It can only get worse for both sides,' Hunter said after Friday's meeting, noting the huge amounts of revenue lost without games. 'If somebody is pointing a gun at my head, I'm going to point one back at him. ... Teams are going to lose money. The pain is mutual.'

Evans agreed that both sides are suffering, but thinks that a prolonged lockout would be worse for the owners.

'The damages that will be suffered will be heavy and devastating on both sides,' Evans said. 'And frankly speaking, more devastating on (the owners') side. The franchise values losses they'll be absorbing will be massive and they won't be able to recover those. Best-case projection, for a yearlong lockout, you recover in 2023.'

For his part, Fisher acknowledged that the longer the lockout drags on, the bigger threat there is to the overall health of the NBA.

'We fully discussed the possibility that a protracted, extended lockout could very well damage our game and damage the business,' Fisher said. 'We could have a very different outlook on where this game is going if this lockout extends too long. So, we have to balance that.'

Kevin Garnett was originally thought to be in attendance, but a union spokesman said the Celtics forward was not at the meeting. Baron Davis and Tyson Chandler were present, along with Jason Kapono, Leon Powe and Chuck Hayes.

Courtesy of ESPN


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  NCAA3   


More changes for NEAC conference as Lancaster Bible joins league - by Joan Manuel Sanchez
Lancaster Bibles basketball teams will play in the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) in the upcoming season. The Chargers, who became a full member of NCAA Division III in 2010-2011, competed last year as an Independent.

Lancaster Bibles addition is the latest of many changes in the NEACs membership. Of the 13 current conference members, only five - Cazenovia, Keuka, Penn State-Berks and Penn State-Harrisburg and St. Elizabeth (women only) - were members before the 2008-2009 season. In the past four seasons four schools have left the NEAC and the University of Dallas joined and left during that time.

The move also reduces the number of teams eligible for the one Pool B bid into the NCAA tournament. That bid is reserved for independents and members of conferences without an automatic qualifying bid.

The 2011 NCAA mens basketball championship handbook listed 13 schools eligible for the Pool B bid last year. Lancaster Bible is the third team from that group that will join a conference with an automatic bid and leave Pool B in the upcoming season. Chapman will join the SCIAC, though it will not be eligible for the automatic bid this season, and the University of Dallas will join the SCAC. St. Josephs (Brooklyn) becomes eligible for a Pool B bid this year.


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Best players of BLNO round 4 - by Eurobasket News
American Peter Bullock (198-F/C-82) had an amazing evening in the last round for Froya Basket and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 4.
The 29-year old power forward had the game-high 25 points adding eight rebounds for Froya Basket in his team's victory, helping them to beat Gimle BBK (#5, 2-2) 74-61. Froya Basket maintains the 3rd position in Norwegian BLNO. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost that single game earlier this season. Froya Basket will need more victories to improve their 3-1 record. Bullock turned to be Froya Basket's top player in his first season with the team. University of Alaska at Anchorage graduate has very impressive stats this year. Bullock is in league's top in rebounds (3rd best: 8.5rpg) and averages solid 63.0% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 28-year old former international forward Frank Nyborg (197-F-83) of Centrum. Nyborg impressed basketball fans with 24 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists. Bad luck as Centrum was edged by slightly lower-ranked Tromso (#6, 2-3) 70-67. This loss caused Centrum to drop to 4th position in the standings. His team's 2-2 record is not bad at all. Nyborg is a newcomer at Centrum and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders.

The third best performed player last round was American Cooper Land (203-F-88, agency: Warren Sports International) of top-ranked Asker Aliens. Land showcased his all-around game by recording 18 points, fourteen rebounds (!!!) and four assists in the last round. He was a key player of Asker Aliens, leading his team to a 94-66 easy win against Langhus (#8, 0-4). Asker Aliens confirms their top position in the standings Land has a great season in Norway. After only 5 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 20.0ppg (3rd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Anthony Lee-Ingram (198-F) of Asker Aliens - 21 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Magnus Midtvedt (182-PG-90) of Asker Aliens - 10 points, 6 rebounds and 10 assists
6. Hani Issalhi (187-G-84) of Tromso - 18 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists
7. Brad Byerson (201-F-85) of Tromso - 15 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Edmunds Gabrans (190-G-79) of Froya Basket - 23 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Anthony Lee-Ingram (198-F) of Asker Aliens - 19 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Stian Gustavsen (194-F-89) of Asker Aliens - 15 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists

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


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


BLNO Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Stian MJOS
  Baerum B.
  (182-G-89)
  Avg: 22
 1. Mjos, Baerum B.22.0 
 2. Lee-Ingram, Asker21.0 
 3. Land, Asker Aliens20.3 
 4. Sahlertz, Tromso19.3 
 5. Kombat, Froya B.17.5 
 6. Hagen, Ammerud17.3 
 7. Stien, Gimle BBK17.2 
 8. Bullock, Froya B.16.8 
 9. Okoroafor, Ammerud16.5 
 10. Berg, Gimle BBK16.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Anthony LEE-INGRAM
  Asker A.
  (198-F-)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Lee-Ingram, Asker11.3 
 2. Oatis, Baerum B.8.8 
 3. Bullock, Froya B.8.5 
 4. Ferranti, Baerum B.7.8 
 5. Byerson, Tromso7.8 
 6. Karlsen, Centrum7.5 
 7. Land, Asker Aliens7.2 
 8. Nwachukwu, Ammerud7.0 
 9. Kombat, Froya B.6.8 
 10. Wallace, Tromso6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Hani ISSALHI
  Tromso
  (187-G-84)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Issalhi, Tromso5.8 
 2. Stien, Asker Aliens4.8 
 3. Midtvedt, Asker A.4.7 
 4. Gabrans, Froya B.4.0 
 5. Mjos, Baerum B.3.8 
 6. Mahnin, Centrum3.8 
 7. Silavs, Froya B.3.5 
 8. Okoroafor, Ammerud3.3 
 9. Lee-Ingram, Asker3.2 
 10. Stien, Gimle BBK3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Hani ISSALHI
  Tromso
  (187-G-84)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Issalhi, Tromso2.5 
 2. Silavs, Froya B.2.0 
 3. Sumskis, Gimle BBK2.0 
 4. Mjos, Baerum B.1.8 
 5. Bullock, Froya B.1.8 
 6. Mjos, Baerum B.1.8 
 7. Hagen, Ammerud1.5 
 8. O''Garrow, Langhus1.5 
 9. Westerlund, Ammeru.1.5 
 10. Oatis, Baerum B.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Donald OATIS
  Baerum B.
  (206-F/C-79)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Oatis, Baerum B.3.3 
 2. Nyborg, Centrum1.2 
 3. Lee-Ingram, Asker1.2 
 4. Nwachukwu, Ammerud1.0 
 5. O''Garrow, Langhus0.8 
 6. Bullock, Froya B.0.8 
 7. Byerson, Tromso0.8 
 8. Andreassen, Baerum0.7 
 9. Sztych, Asker A.0.7 
 10. Sumskis, Gimle BBK0.6 


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  OMAN   


Qatar remains the only undefeated team in Bahrain - by Eurobasket News
Qatar remains the only undefeated team in Bahrain at the Men's Team Qualifying Round. The team won over Oman 85:57 in GCC games. Qatar opened the game with 22-13 and had 43:27 at the halftime. They improved to 63:38 after three quarters and grabbed the fourth straight win.


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


PBA Roundup: October 14-15, 2011 - by Enzo Flojo
TALK N TEXT TROPANG TEXTERS over RAIN OR SHINE ELASTO PAINTERS, 107-98
TNT came up with a splendid second half to stop Rain or Shines winning run and grab a share of the lead in the PBA Philippine Cup.

Harvey Carey (191-F-79, college: Sonoma St.), Ryan Reyes and Jayson Castro alternately took the lead for the Tropang Texters in the last two periods that had them unleashing one mini-run after another to fully quash the Elasto Painters challenge.

By the time the smoke caused by TNTs final surge cleared, it was irrevocably ahead, 99-85, and it went on to cruise to its second win in as many games that drew it alongside idle leader Petron Blaze. The main reason was Carey exploding for a game-high 28 points, just two shy of his career-best. The burly forward also pulled down 14 rebounds, with eight off the offensive boards. Ryan Reyes wound up with 19 points, while Castro added 18, anchored on 4-of-5 three-point shooting, and also dished off 10 assists.

Larry Fonacier scored 13 points and Jared Dillinger led the Talk 'N Text benchs significant contributions with 11 markers, all helping make up for Japeth Aguilar scoring only 7 points and hauling down 3 rebounds after 27 and 8 in a 98-80 win over Meralco a week before.

For the third straight game, rookie Paul Lee led Rain or Shine with 17 points. But he had to scrape and scratch for each of those as the Tropang Texters threw multiple defenders against him. Beau Belga added 16 points and 10 rebounds for the E-Painters while five of the eight other players fielded in by coach Yeng Guiao scored at least 10 points. All those went for naught, however, when the entire team could not keep pace with Talk 'N Text in the homestretch.

Talk N Text 107 - Carey 28, Reyes 19, Castro 18, Fonacier 13, Dillinger 11, Aguilar 7, Peek 7, Aban 4, Raymundo 0, Lao 0.
Rain or Shine 98 - Lee 17, Belga 16, Norwood 12, Cruz 11, Arana 11, Chan 10, Quinahan 10, Buenafe 7, Matias 4, Rodriguez 0.
QS: 22-21, 47-48, 74-69, 107-98

BARAKO BULL ENERGY over BGY. GINEBRA KINGS, 88-75
Seemingly showing its true potential in its second game in the season, Barako Bull checked a long 12-game slump with a drubbing of Barangay Ginebra. Tapped to play his first game in the pros, Dylan Ababou (183-G/F-86) made his presence felt and helped the Lina Group franchise end the long, lonely losing skein dating back to the 2011 Commissioners Cup.

Another rookie, Allein Maliksi, transferees Willie Miller and Mick Pennisi, and old hands Leo Najorda and Paul Artadi also got going as the Energy beat the Kings for the first time in their last four meetings.

Coach Junel Baculi lauded his boys and made special mention of Ababou, who top scored with 20 points. Ababou, who had his training with Smart Gilas Pilipinas, debuted in the pros with aplomb, making all his first seven field-goal shots. Maliksi, the PBA D-League Season 1 MVP, also had his moment, firing away 9 points to help Barako take a 70-54 spread at the end of the third period. Maliksi, drafted by the team ahead of Ababou (10th) at eighth, finished with 13 points and 8 rebounds while Najorda, Artadi and Pennisi chipped in 12 points each.

Up against his most previous team, Miller logged just 7 points, 7 assists, and 3 steals. Towards the end of the third quarter, the two-time MVP awardee became the 24th player in league history to accumulate 2,000 assists

Mark Caguioa led all scorers with 22 points while Rob Labagala added 12. Curiously, the two players led Ginebra in scoring coming off the bench.

Barako Bull 88 - Ababou 20, Maliksi 13, Najorda 12, Artadi 12, Pennisi 12, Arboleda 5, Miller 4, Allado 4, Pena 4, Salvador 2, Avenido 0.
Ginebra 75 - Caguioa 22, Labagala 12, Canaleta 7, Tubid 7, Mamaril 6, Cortez 6, Helterbrand 5, Intal 3, Villanueva 3, Wilson W. 2, Wilson J. 2, De Ocampo 0.
QS: 21-20, 42-38, 70-54, 88-75

MERALCO BOLTS over B-MEG LLAMADOS, 84-78
Meralco continued to play well though crippled by injuries, scoring a second straight win with an upset of B-Meg. The Bolts again put up a solid defensive job together and banked on Chico Lanete (183-G-79), Mark Isip, Mark Borboran and Asi Tauvala for the offensive firepower in chalking up a follow-up to their initial victory over the Shopinas.com Clickers Wednesday.

Lanete and Isip kept Meralco afloat with their torrid shooting in the first 40 minutes then Taulava and Borboran took over to deliver important baskets at the finish. Lanete sizzled with 24 points, nine assists and three steals while Isip shone with 18 before Taulava and Borboran stepped in to fend off the Llamados endgame chase.

Lanete stepped up big time early on, drilling in two triples and a charity as Meralco opened a 12-point spread at 75-63 with 8:41 left to play.

Earlier, Laneta and Isip fired 12 points each and Borboran added eight as the Bolts took the half at 45-41. Both teams shot in the high 50s (field goal percentage) in the first half capped by Lanete with booming three-pointer.

Meralco 84 - Lanete 24, Isip 18, Borboran 10, Taulava 8, Espinas 8, Yee 5, Omolon 5, Timberlake 4, Macapagal 2, Ballesteros 0.
B-Meg 78 - Yap J. 19, Raymundo 15, Devance 9, Reavis 8, Simon 7, Yap R. 5, Barroca 5, Pingris 4, Ferriols 4, Maierhofer 2, Urbiztondo 0.
QS: 17-15, 45-41, 68-60, 84-78

Source: Game recaps were compressed and compiled from PBA.ph



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  POLAND   


Harris' double-double lands him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News
27-year old power forward Darrell Harris (208-F/C-84) put on an amazing game in the last round for Kotwica and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 3.
He had a double-double of 23 points and 13 rebounds, while his team edged out Siarka Jezioro (#10, 1-2) 84-81. Kotwica is placed at 4th position in league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost that single game earlier this season. Kotwica will need more victories to improve their 2-1 record. It was one of impressive evenings for Harris as usually he does not deliver so high stats. Darrell Harris averages just after three games 11.3ppg and 6.7rpg.

Second best performed player last round was George Reese (201-F-77, agency: Alti Sport) of AZS Koszalin. He is American forward in his 5th season at AZS Koszalin. In the last game Reese recorded impressive 27 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists. It was enough for AZS Koszalin to edge PBG Basket (0-3) by 3 points 91-88. The season is still at the very beginning and this victory may help a lot. Let's wait for the next round. Reese is one of the most experienced players at AZS Koszalin and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 16.0ppg (#8). He also registered 5.0 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to Corsley Edwards (205-C/F-79, agency: Impact Basketball) of Anwil (#8). Edwards scored 22 points and grabbed nine rebounds. He was a key player of Anwil, leading his team to a 72-71 win against Trefl Sopot (#5, 2-1). Anwil needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 1 victories and 1 lost games. Edwards has a great season in Poland. After only 2 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 18.5ppg (4th best) and rebounds with 7.0rpg (6th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Lukasz Koszarek (187-G-84) of Trefl Sopot - 18 points and 10 assists
5. Damian Kulig (205-F/C-87) of PBG Basket - 20 points and 5 rebounds
6. J.T. Tiller (191-G-88) of Siarka Jezioro - 20 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Nicchaeus Doaks (202-F-87) of Siarka Jezioro - 13 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Jeremy Simmons (203-F-89) of Polpharma - 13 points and 6 rebounds
9. Zarko Comagic (201-F-85) of PBG Basket - 17 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Djordje Micic (195-G-83) of PBG Basket - 16 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists

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


2Liga Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Tomasz CELEJ
  Novum Lublin
  (198-F/G-78)
  Avg: 28.5
 1. Celej, Novum Lublin28.5 
 2. Peciak, MKS L.25.3 
 3. Ejsmont, GKK G.24.5 
 4. Miernik, UMKS K.23.5 
 5. Zyskowski, WKK O.22.5 
 6. Lepczynski, Pogon21.0 
 7. Majewski, PWiK P.21.0 
 8. Rajkowski, Ksieza.20.7 
 9. Ucinek, Handlope.20.3 
 10. Lapinski, Zyrardo.19.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Piotr NIEDZWIEDZKI
  WKK O.
  (209-F-93)
  Avg: 13.5
 1. Niedzwiedzki, WKK13.5 
 2. Cygan, Unia Tarnow12.0 
 3. Wilk, Zuraw Gniewno11.7 
 4. Kwandrans, MKS L.11.7 
 5. Zabielski, Tur B.11.5 
 6. Dziura, Staco M.11.0 
 7. Mis, Handlopex AZS11.0 
 8. Rajkowski, Ksieza.10.7 
 9. Rogacewicz, GKK G.10.3 
 10. Olejnik, BM Wegie.10.3 
Assists Per Game
 Jan GRZELINSKI
  WKK O.
  (179-PG-94)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Grzelinski, WKK O.8.7 
 2. Zych, Unia Tarnow7.5 
 3. Kowalczyk, AZS I.6.0 
 4. Stoklosa, Open F.6.0 
 5. Paszkiewicz, PWiK5.7 
 6. Marczyk, HK Zory5.3 
 7. Lipinski, Nysa K.5.3 
 8. Chmielarz, Pogon P.5.0 
 9. Wolk-J., Mickiewicz5.0 
 10. Iglinski, Zuraw G.4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Lukasz NAWROT
  GTK G.
  (200-F/C-83)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Nawrot, GTK G.6.5 
 2. Chojecki, Zyrardow.6.3 
 3. Paszkiewicz, PWiK6.0 
 4. Zych, Unia Tarnow4.8 
 5. Schenk, Trefl I.4.7 
 6. Stoklosa, Open F.4.3 
 7. Szewczyk, AZS A.4.0 
 8. Chmielarz, Pogon P.4.0 
 9. Makolski, MKS S.3.8 
 10. Bochenek, Zyrardo.3.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Tomasz MILEWSKI
  AZS A.
  (202-F-78)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Milewski, AZS A.2.7 
 2. Grod, KK Swiecie2.7 
 3. Niedzwiedzki, WKK2.5 
 4. Zych, Unia Tarnow2.3 
 5. Herman, KK Swiecie2.0 
 6. Leszczynski, Slask2.0 
 7. Olejnik, BM Wegie.2.0 
 8. Musijowski, Handlo.2.0 
 9. Malinowski, KK Sw.2.0 
 10. Kucia, Pogon P.2.0 


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


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  PORTUGAL   


Standings - LPB
LPB Standings
 1. CAB Madeira 1-0 
 2. Lusitania 1-0 
 3. Ovarense 1-0 
 4. Terceira Basket 1-0 
 5. Academica 0-0 
 6. Barreirense CEPSA 0-0 
 7. Benfica 0-0 
 8. Porto Ferpinta 0-0 
 9. Barcelos 0-1 
 10. Ginasio 0-1 
 11. Sampaense 0-1 
 12. Vitoria SC 0-1 


Stats Leaders - UZO Liga
Points Per Game
 Augusto MATOS
  Barcelos
  (186-G-90)
  Avg: 32
 1. Matos, Barcelos32.0 
 2. Bowie, Terceira.23.0 
 3. Rocha, Ginasio22.0 
 4. Coll, Barcelos21.0 
 5. Powers, Ovarense21.0 
 6. Nevels, Terceira.21.0 
 7. Addison, Sampaense21.0 
 8. Sobrinho, Lusitania20.0 
 9. Fonseca, Vitoria SC19.0 
 10. Lee, Ovarense18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Claudio FONSECA
  Vitoria SC
  (206-C-89)
  Avg: 18
 1. Fonseca, Vitoria SC18.0 
 2. Nevels, Terceira.15.0 
 3. Lee, Ovarense15.0 
 4. Addison, Sampaense12.0 
 5. Pierre, Terceira.11.0 
 6. Momplasir, Lusitan.11.0 
 7. Silva, Ginasio10.0 
 8. Mills, Lusitania10.0 
 9. Caluico, Ginasio9.0 
 10. Viana, Sampaense9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Nuno MANARTE
  Ovarense
  (184-G-75)
  Avg: 11
 1. Manarte, Ovarense11.0 
 2. Fernandes, CAB M.9.0 
 3. Kenon, CAB Madeira8.0 
 4. Barreiro, Barcelos6.0 
 5. Silva, CAB Madeira6.0 
 6. Bowie, Terceira.5.0 
 7. Rocha, Ginasio5.0 
 8. Franklin, Lusitania4.0 
 9. Coelho, CAB M.3.0 
 10. Reveles, Sampaen.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Joao BALSEIRO
  Sampa.
  (192-F-87)
  Avg: 5
 1. Balseiro, Sampa.5.0 
 2. Pierre, Terceira.4.0 
 3. Kenon, CAB Madeira3.0 
 4. Coelho, CAB M.3.0 
 5. McNeal, Sampaense2.0 
 6. Rocha, Ginasio2.0 
 7. Shetzer, CAB M.2.0 
 8. Freitas, CAB M.2.0 
 9. Silva, Ginasio2.0 
 10. Matos, Barcelos2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Pedro SILVA
  Barcelos
  (198-F-79)
  Avg: 2
 1. Silva, Barcelos2.0 
 2. Gunter, CAB M.2.0 
 3. Nevels, Terceira.2.0 
 4. Momplasir, Lusitan.2.0 
 5. Goncalves, Ovaren.1.0 
 6. Mills, Lusitania1.0 
 7. Pinto, Ovarense1.0 
 8. Cordeiro, Ovarense1.0 
 9. Silva, Ginasio1.0 
 10. Caluico, Ginasio1.0 


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  PUERTO RICO   


Dominican Republic wins over Puerto Rico 69-68: - by Luis Modestti
The Dominican Republic defeated Puerto Rico 69-68 in the first of two warm-up games prior to the Pan-American Games. The second game is today in Guaynabo at 7:00 PM.

Puerto Rico had a quick start on offense led by Jose Juan Barea and finished the first quarter up 18-11.

In the second quarter the Dominicans started with a 10-0 run while Puerto Rico could not make a basket during the first 4:30 minutes.

A balanced attack on offense and an aggressive defense gave the Dominicans a 30-28 halftime lead. Jack Michael Martinez (203-F/C-81, agency: Paris Global Sports), Giancarlos Acosta and Manuel Guzman had 6 points each for the Dominicans. Barea had 8 and Daniel Santiago 6 for the host.

The Dominicans stayed on top in the third quarter and Puerto Rico could not establish a consistent offensive attack. The third quarter ended 50-42 in favor of the visitors.

In the final quarter Puerto Rico had a late reaction thanks to their defensive pressure. Daniel Santiago tied it at 65 with a put back dunk with 34 seconds left. A basket by Jack Michael Martinez with 13 seconds gave the Dominicans a two-point lead and Ricky Soliver sealed it with three seconds left from the free throw line. Sammy Villegas made a half court shot but was too late.

In the win Ricky Soliver had 16 points, Kelvin Pena, Manuel Guzman and Jack Michael Martinez netted 11 each. Martinez also grabbed 13 rebounds for the winners.

JJ Barea led Puerto Rico with 15 points; Filiberto Rivera had 9, Gabriel Colon, Sammy Villegas and Daniel Santiago 8 each. Carlos Arroyo was not available due to a leg injury.



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  QATAR   


Qatar remains the only undefeated team in Bahrain - by Eurobasket News
Qatar remains the only undefeated team in Bahrain at the Men's Team Qualifying Round. The team won over Oman 85:57 in GCC games. Qatar opened the game with 22-13 and had 43:27 at the halftime. They improved to 63:38 after three quarters and grabbed the fourth straight win.


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  ROMANIA   


Div.A Round 3: Undefeated Targu Mures lose their first game against Gaz Metan - by Eurobasket News
Div,A Regular Season is still in too early stage and there may be still significant changes in the standings.

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Targu Mures (2-1) in Medias on Sunday night. Visitors were defeated by Gaz Metan (3-0) 87-79. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Targu Mures. It was a key game for the top position in the league as both teams had the same 2-0 record before this meeting. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Targu Mures won third quarter 21-17. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Gaz Metan shot 31 for 46 from the free-throw line, while Targu Mures only scored fifteen points from the stripe. They outrebounded Targu Mures 44-33 including 16 on the offensive glass. 32 personal fouls committed by Targu Mures helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a great evening for American point guard Jarrett Howell (180-84, college: Texas Arlington, agency: Beo Basket) who led his team to a victory scoring 21 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. International forward Titus Nicoara (203-88, agency: Interperformances) helped adding 16 points and 11 rebounds. The best for the losing side was American point guard JuJuan Cooley (175-82, college: Indiana Tech) with 25 points and 5 rebounds. Gaz Metan have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 3-0 record. Targu Mures at the other side keep the third position with one game lost. They share it with 5 other teams. Gaz Metan are looking forward to face Perla Harghitei (#14) in Miercurea in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Targu Mures will play at home against U-Mobitelco (#3) in Cluj and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Oradea (2-1) against ninth ranked Timisoara (2-1) on Friday night. Visiting Oradea was defeated by Timisoara in Timisoara 90-78. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Oradea. It was an exceptional evening for Bosnian point guard Zlatko Jovanovic (181-84, agency: Beo Basket) who led the winners and scored 21 points and 8 assists. Bogdan Popescu accounted for 17 points and 6 rebounds. Serbian guard Nemanja Maric (196-83) came up with 26 points and 4 assists for Oradea in the defeat. Timisoara moved-up to third place, which they share with 5 other teams including defeated Oradea. Timisoara will play against Otopeni (#13) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Oradea will play against CSM Bucuresti (#12) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
A very close game took place in Bucuresti between CSM Bucuresti and U-Mobitelco. Fourteenth ranked CSM Bucuresti (1-2) got a very close home victory over 4th placed U-Mobitelco (2-1). CSM Bucuresti managed to escape with a 2-point win 69-67 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of U-Mobitelco. The best player for the winners was Goran Martinic who scored 20 points. At the other side the best for losing team was Zoran Krstanovic who recorded 21 points and 9 rebounds. CSM Bucuresti left bottom position moving up to tenth place, which they share with 4 other teams. Defending champion U-Mobitelco dropped to the third position with one game lost. They share it with 5 other teams. CSM Bucuresti will meet higher ranked Oradea (#8) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. U-Mobitelco will play against Targu Mures (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Fourteenth ranked Perla Harghitei (1-2) crushed at home bottom-ranked Politehnica (0-3) by 53 points 108-55, which is the biggest margin this round. It was a good game for Emmanuel Dies who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Perla Harghitei left bottom position moving up to tenth place, which they share with 4 other teams. It was Politehnica's third loss in a row. They still closes the standings with three games lost. Perla Harghitei's next round opponent will be league's leader Gaz Metan in Medias and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Politehnica will play at home against Craiova (#4) and hopes to get finally their first victory.

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 3: Otopeni lost to Ploiesti on the opponent's court 69-83. Winless Dinamo B. unfortunately lost to Pitesti in a home game 71-80. Rovinari recorded a loss to Craiova on the road 76-91.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 24 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists by Aleksandar Vlahovic of Ploiesti.



Perla Harghitei - Politehnica 108-55

Fourteenth ranked Perla Harghitei (1-2) crushed at home bottom-ranked Politehnica (0-3) by 53 points 108-55, which is the biggest margin this round. The game without a history. Perla Harghitei led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 68 of its points in the paint compared to Politehnica's 34 and made 22-of-26 charity shots (84.6 percent) during the game. Perla Harghitei forced 22 Politehnica turnovers and had a 25-12 advantage in offensive rebounds. 24 personal fouls committed by Politehnica helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for American power forward Emmanuel Dies (204-77, college: Kansas St., agency: Interperformances) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). His fellow American import guard Christopher Long (187-87, college: Elon, agency: KMG Sports Management) contributed with 19 points, 6 assists and 4 steals for the winners. Long is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Five Perla Harghitei players scored in double figures. Guard Ionut Hurjui (188) answered with 18 points and 7 rebounds and center Vlad Cobzaru (203-95) added 15 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Politehnica. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Perla Harghitei left bottom position moving up to tenth place, which they share with 4 other teams. It was Politehnica's third loss in a row. They still closes the standings with three games lost. Perla Harghitei's next round opponent will be league's leader Gaz Metan in Medias and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Politehnica will play at home against Craiova (#4) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Perla Harghitei: C.Long 19+3reb+6ast, E.Dies 18+10reb+1ast, L.Levine 16+2reb+1ast, D.Erceg 14+9reb, E.Tucker 13+2reb, Z.Samuila 11+4reb+3ast
Politehnica: I.Hurjui 18+7reb+1ast, V.Cobzaru 15+8reb, V.Popovici 8+6reb+1ast, L.Rotariu 6+2reb, D.Anghel 4+1reb, M.Pintilie 2+2reb
gschID: 136385


Gaz Metan - Targu Mures 87-79

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Targu Mures (2-1) in Medias on Sunday night. Visitors were defeated by Gaz Metan (3-0) 87-79. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Targu Mures. It was a key game for the top position in the league as both teams had the same 2-0 record before this meeting. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Targu Mures won third quarter 21-17. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Gaz Metan shot 31 for 46 from the free-throw line, while Targu Mures only scored fifteen points from the stripe. They outrebounded Targu Mures 44-33 including 16 on the offensive glass. 32 personal fouls committed by Targu Mures helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a great evening for American point guard Jarrett Howell (180-84, college: Texas Arlington, agency: Beo Basket) who led his team to a victory scoring 21 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. International forward Titus Nicoara (203-88, agency: Interperformances) helped adding 16 points and 11 rebounds. The best for the losing side was American point guard JuJuan Cooley (175-82, college: Indiana Tech) with 25 points and 5 rebounds and the other American import forward Jason Forte (196-84, college: S.Mississippi) produced a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Gaz Metan have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 3-0 record. Targu Mures at the other side keep the third position with one game lost. They share it with 5 other teams. Gaz Metan are looking forward to face Perla Harghitei (#14) in Miercurea in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Targu Mures will play at home against U-Mobitelco (#3) in Cluj and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Gaz Metan: J.Howell 21+7reb+6ast, D.Mitchell 18+8reb+1ast, I.Ivanovic 16+2reb, T.Nicoara 16+11reb+2ast, C.Moore 7+5reb+1ast, I.Dragusin 7+6reb+1ast
Targu Mures: J.Cooley 25+5reb+2ast, J.Forte 18+10reb+3ast, V.Stanescu 15+2reb+1ast, C.Watson 13+1reb, F.Lapuste 4+5reb, R.Paliciuc 2+2reb
gschID: 136386


Timisoara - Oradea 90-78

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Oradea (2-1) against ninth ranked Timisoara (2-1) on Friday night. Visiting Oradea was defeated by Timisoara in Timisoara 90-78. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Oradea. Oradea was ahead by 8 points at the halftime before a 51-31 second half run of Timisoara. They made 17-of-20 charity shots (85.0 percent) during the game. Timisoara outrebounded Oradea 33-21 including a 18-4 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was an exceptional evening for Bosnian point guard Zlatko Jovanovic (181-84, agency: Beo Basket) who led the winners and scored 21 points and 8 assists. The former international forward Bogdan Popescu (200-78, college: Alaska-Fairb.) accounted for 17 points and 6 rebounds for the winning side. Four Timisoara players scored in double figures. Serbian guard Nemanja Maric (196-83) came up with 26 points and 4 assists and international power forward Laszlo Lazar (210-87) added 13 points (perfect from the field making all six shots) respectively for Oradea in the defeat. Timisoara moved-up to third place, which they share with 5 other teams including defeated Oradea. Timisoara will play against Otopeni (#13) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Oradea will play against CSM Bucuresti (#12) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Timisoara: Z.Jovanovic 21+2reb+8ast, B.Popescu 17+6reb+1ast, I.Siriscevic 15+4reb, B.Cuic 11+5reb+5ast, D.Archie 8+8reb+2ast, R.Sarovic 8+5reb+1ast
Oradea: N.Maric 26+3reb+4ast, L.Lazar 13+3reb, M.Markovic 10+2reb+2ast, M.Pesic 9+5reb+2ast, G.Navickas 7+4reb+1ast, R.Pasca 6+2reb
gschID: 136380


Ploiesti - Otopeni 83-69

There was a minor upset when higher ranked Otopeni (1-2) was defeated on the road by fifteenth ranked Ploiesti (1-2) 83-69. The game was mostly controlled by Ploiesti. Otopeni was better in fourth quarter 26-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. 27 personal fouls committed by Otopeni helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for American guard Mike Jones (196-84, college: Maryland) who led his team to a victory with 31 points. Serbian guard Aleksandar Vlahovic (190-90) contributed with 24 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Serbian guard Slobodan Popovic (198-80, agency: BeoExcell) answered with 16 points and 5 rebounds and American forward Cortney Scott (196-82, college: Oakland, agency: I.D.S. Law) added 17 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Otopeni. Ploiesti left bottom position moving up to tenth place, which they share with 4 other teams including defeated Otopeni. Ploiesti's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Giurgiu on the road and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Ploiesti: M.Jones 31+4reb, A.Vlahovic 24+5reb+5ast, C.Burlacu 13+9reb+3ast, A.Capusan 8+8reb+2ast, L.Szijarto 5+5reb+3ast, D.Albijanic 2+3reb
Otopeni: C.Scott 17+5reb+1ast, S.Popovic 16+5reb+2ast, B.Tibirna 12+3reb+2ast, A.Santana 8+3reb+2ast, D.Popescu 7+3reb+1ast, M.Medvedj 5+1reb+1ast
gschID: 136381


Dinamo B. - Pitesti 71-80

Rather predictable result when tenth ranked Pitesti (2-1) defeated on the road bottom-ranked CS Dinamo Bucuresti (0-3) 80-71. The guests were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. 27 personal fouls committed by CS Dinamo Bucuresti helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for the former international center Senai Isleam (217-76, agency: Court Side) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 10 rebounds. Serbian guard Uros Velickovic (189-83, agency: BeoExcell) contributed with 18 points for the winners. Four Pitesti players scored in double figures. American forward Allen Durham (198-88, college: Grace Bible) answered with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 21 rebounds and the other American import guard Joshua Brown (187-88, college: Towson) added 18 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals in the effort for CS Dinamo Bucuresti. Pitesti moved-up to third place, which they share with 5 other teams. Newly promoted CS Dinamo Bucuresti still closes the standings with three games lost. Pitesti's next round opponent will be CSU Sibiu (#9) at home which should be theoretically an easy game. CS Dinamo Bucuresti will play against Rovinari (#10) and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Pitesti: U.Velickovic 18+2reb+2ast, D.Vujacic 13+3reb+1ast, S.Isleam 12+10reb, A.Kazarnovski 10+8reb+2ast, C.Hallett 10+4reb+1ast, O.Calota 9+2reb+5ast
Dinamo B.: A.Durham 23+21reb, J.Brown 18+7reb+6ast, A.Haymon 14+2reb+3ast, B.Aktas 6+2reb+1ast, J.McCulloch 5+4reb+2ast, A.Badila 3+1reb+1ast
gschID: 136383


Craiova - Rovinari 91-76

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both eighth ranked Craiova and 9th ranked Rovinari had identical 1-1 record. This time Craiova used a home court advantage and won against the opponent from Rovinari 91-76. It looked good early as Rovinari took an 7-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Craiova had a 27-17 second period charge getting the lead and Rovinari was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 76-91. It was a good game for Canadian swingman Stephen Ross (201-80, college: Santa Clara, agency: Court Side) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 10 rebounds. Serbian power forward Branislav Tomic (205-80) contributed with 17 points and 5 assists for the winners. Craiova's coach Andelko Mandic allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. The former international guard Brice Kabengele-Kalala (196-81) answered with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds and Serbian center Milan Oluic (210-84) added 16 points and 11 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) in the effort for Rovinari. Five Craiova and four Rovinari players scored in double figures. Craiova (2-1) moved-up to third place, which they share with 5 other teams. Rovinari at the other side dropped to the tenth position with two games lost. Craiova's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Politehnica (#16) in Iasi which should be an easy win for them. Rovinari will play at home against CS Dinamo Bucuresti (#15).
Top scorers:
Craiova: S.Ross 23+10reb+3ast, B.Tomic 17+4reb+5ast, I.Bajic 12+3reb+4ast, I.Orbeanu 12+5reb+1ast, C.Petrisor 10+3reb+1ast, L.Seals 10+2reb+4ast
Rovinari: M.Oluic 16+11reb, B.Kabengele-Kalala 16+10reb+3ast, B.Fields 13+7reb+3ast, S.Nikolic 10+6reb+5ast, D.Steffel 9+1reb+2ast, A.Gutoaia 8+2reb+1ast
gschID: 136384


CSM Bucuresti - U.Mobitel.CN 69-67

A very close game took place in Bucuresti between CSM Bucuresti and U-Mobitelco. Fourteenth ranked CSM Bucuresti (1-2) got a very close home victory over 4th placed U-Mobitelco (2-1). CSM Bucuresti managed to escape with a 2-point win 69-67 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of U-Mobitelco. U-Mobitelco was trailing by 10 points at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 14-11 charge of CSM Bucuresti, which allowed them to win the game. The best player for the winners was Montenegrin point guard Goran Martinic (184-87, agency: BeoExcell) who scored 20 points. The former international center Virgil Carutasu (203-76) chipped in 9 points and 10 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was Serbian center Zoran Krstanovic (204-82) who recorded 21 points and 9 rebounds and American swingman Kyndall Dykes (190-87, college: New Orleans, agency: Edge Sports) added 18 points and 5 rebounds respectively. CSM Bucuresti left bottom position moving up to tenth place, which they share with 4 other teams. Defending champion U-Mobitelco dropped to the third position with one game lost. They share it with 5 other teams. CSM Bucuresti will meet higher ranked Oradea (#8) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. U-Mobitelco will play against Targu Mures (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
CSM Bucuresti: G.Martinic 20+3reb+2ast, G.Gallimore 11+2reb+3ast, B.McKenzie 10+10reb, V.Carutasu 9+10reb+3ast, C.Fometescu 8+4reb+5ast, D.Milne 5
U.Mobitel.CN: Z.Krstanovic 21+9reb+2ast, K.Dykes 18+5reb+1ast, V.Mijovic 9+3ast, T.Morris 9+6reb+3ast, D.Lawrence 5+4reb+4ast, M.Silvasan 3+3reb+2ast
gschID: 136379




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


LeVar Seals continue for Craiova - by Eurobasket News
LeVar Seals (195-G-82, college: De Paul) continue for Craiova after he moved from dangerous Giurgiu. The American guard penned a deal for the upcoming season.
Earlier he arrived to CSS Giurgiu from CSU Sibiu, where he finished 2010/11. Seals joined them in October averaging 15.3 points, 5 rebounds and 3.1 assists for 26 games. He started last season with Otopeni. He had 9 ppg and 3.3 rpg in three games, after what they parted ways. LeVar Seals played for Otopeni also in 2009/10 season. At that time he had 17 ppg, 4.7 rpg and 3 apg for 29 games. In the past LeVar Seals was a member of Atlas Stal Ostrow Wielkopolski and Univ Mobitelco Cluj Napoca. In 2008 he was named Eurobasket.com All-Romanian League 1st Team. In 2007, Seals was awarded with Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup Challenge 1st Team. He exploded with 22.9 ppg and 4.5 rpg for 8 games in this competition.



Stats Leaders - Men
Points Per Game
 Allen DURHAM
  Dinamo B.
  (198-F-88)
  Avg: 25.3
 1. Durham, Dinamo B.25.3 
 2. Brown, Dinamo B.24.3 
 3. Maric, Oradea22.7 
 4. Dykes, U.Mobite.22.7 
 5. Ross, Craiova22.0 
 6. Jones, Ploiesti21.0 
 7. Martinic, CSM B.20.7 
 8. Burlacu, Ploiesti20.3 
 9. Seals, Giurgiu20.0 
 10. Forte, Targu Mures19.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Allen DURHAM
  Dinamo B.
  (198-F-88)
  Avg: 15.7
 1. Durham, Dinamo B.15.7 
 2. Seals, Giurgiu11.0 
 3. Forte, Targu Mures10.0 
 4. Dies, Perla Harghi.10.0 
 5. McKenzie, CSM B.9.7 
 6. Kazarnovski, Pites.9.7 
 7. Nicoara, Gaz Metan9.3 
 8. Ross, Craiova9.3 
 9. Stanescu, Targu M.8.7 
 10. Archie, Timisoara7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Chauncey HARDY
  Giurgiu
  (183-PG-88)
  Avg: 7
 1. Hardy, Giurgiu7.0 
 2. Long, Perla Harghi.6.7 
 3. Wisseh, CSU Sibiu6.0 
 4. Nikolic, Rovinari6.0 
 5. Howell, Gaz Metan5.7 
 6. Fields, Rovinari5.3 
 7. Maric, Oradea5.0 
 8. Muntean, Gaz Metan5.0 
 9. Jovanovic, Timisoa.4.7 
 10. Cooley, Targu M.4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Rade DZAMBIC
  Ploiesti
  (188-G-80)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Dzambic, Ploiesti6.5 
 2. Dykes, U.Mobite.5.0 
 3. Morris, U.Mobite.3.7 
 4. Capusan, Ploiesti3.0 
 5. Seals, Craiova3.0 
 6. Burlacu, Ploiesti3.0 
 7. Vlahovic, Ploiesti3.0 
 8. Nicoara, Gaz Metan2.7 
 9. Howell, Gaz Metan2.7 
 10. Cooley, Targu M.2.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Bryson MCKENZIE
  CSM B.
  (211-C-83)
  Avg: 3
 1. McKenzie, CSM B.3.0 
 2. Dzambic, Ploiesti2.5 
 3. Vlahovic, Ploiesti2.0 
 4. Oluic, Rovinari2.0 
 5. Morris, U.Mobite.1.7 
 6. Archie, Timisoara1.7 
 7. VanderMeer, Gaz M.1.7 
 8. Riley, CSU Sibiu1.5 
 9. Austin, CSU Sibiu1.5 
 10. Dies, Perla Hargh.1.3 


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Saudi Arabia handed United Arab Emirates their first loss at the GCC Games - by Eurobasket News
Saudi Arabia handed United Arab Emirates their first loss at the GCC Games. Saudi Arabia celebrated 75:72 in the best so far game at the tournament. They easily started with 25-15 and had 10-point advantage at the halftime. Moreover they added 16-15 in the third quarter, while UAE replied with 28-20 in the last stanza.

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A League, Round 2: Mega Vizura and BKK Radnicki keep the perfect score - by Eurobasket News
There were only 2 rounds played so far and it's still very beginning of the Regular Season in A League.

BKK Radnicki - Borac 70-65
The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 31-16. But Borac won second period 19-11. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. BKK Radnicki forced 19 Borac turnovers. 25 personal fouls committed by Borac helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Guard Zoran Osmokrovic (189-G-81, agency: BeoExcell) (189-81, agency: BeoExcell) scored 17 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the charge for the winners and center Aleksandar Petrovic (206-72) chipped in 12 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. BKK Radnicki's coach used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. Center Ivan Zigeranovic (212-84, agency: BeoExcell) responded with 21 points and 7 rebounds and center Rastko Dramicanin (207-86, agency: BeoExcell) scored 14 points and 7 rebounds. Borac will play next round against strong Mega Vizura. BKK Radnicki will try to continue on its current victory against ninth ranked Metalac in Valjevo.
Top scorers:
Borac: I.Zigeranovic 21+7reb+2ast, R.Dramicanin 14+7reb+1ast, N.Prolovic 13+5reb+3ast, M.Maksimovic 11+9reb+2ast, N.Todorovic 4+3reb+3ast, I.Cvetkovic 1+4reb+2ast
BKK Radnicki: Z.Osmokrovic 17+5reb+5ast, A.Petrovic 12+6reb, M.Boltic 11+2reb+3ast, D.Petronic 8+3reb, S.Lalic 6+5reb+4ast, N.Gacic 5+4reb+2ast
gschID: 147843


Mega Vizura - Sloga 107-105 OT
OT win for Mega Vizura. Branko Milisavljevic (193-G-76, agency: Beo Basket) exploded with 31 points, 6 rebounds and 11 assists in this victory. Jeremiah Rivers (195-G-87, college: Indiana) also was great adding 17 pts. In defeat, Popovic delivered 34 points. Mega Vizura shares the first place with BKK Radnicki (2-0). Sloga dropped to 0-2.
Top scorers:
Sloga: M.Popovic 34+3ast, S.Mijajlovic 20+10reb, S.Bozovic 19+6reb, B.Popovic 13+7reb, S.Jovic 11+6reb+8ast, M.Trivunovic 6+1reb+3ast
Mega Vizura: B.Milisavljevic 31+6reb+11ast, J.Rivers 17+4reb+3ast, V.Micic 15+3reb+4ast, D.Cantekin 15+8reb+3ast, D.Cvetkovic 10+7reb+1ast, P.Jokic 6+1reb
gschID: 147844


Radnicki Basket - Smederevo 85-79
It looked good early as Smederevo Vizura took an 1-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Radnicki Basket had a 20-14 second period charge getting the lead and Smederevo Vizura was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 79-85. They outrebounded Smederevo Vizura 36-22 including 25 on the defensive glass. Smederevo Vizura was plagued by 35 personal fouls down the stretch. Guard Milos Dimic (195-89) notched 23 points and 5 assists to lead the effort and forward Ivan Smiljanic (198-89) supported him with 19 points and 8 rebounds. Four Radnicki Basket players scored in double figures. Even 18 points by guard Vojin Svilar (188-86, college: W.Georgia) did not help to save the game for Smederevo Vizura. Bosko Balaban added 17 points and 5 rebounds for the guests.
Top scorers:
Smederevo: V.Svilar 18+4reb+3ast, B.Jovovic 17+1reb+2ast, B.Balaban 17+5reb, N.Stefanovic 9+9ast, U.Zivanovic 5+3reb, N.Vukasovic 4+1reb+3ast
Radnicki Basket: M.Dimic 23+2reb+5ast, I.Smiljanic 19+8reb, M.Milovanovic 13+4reb, D.Tubak 12+11reb+1ast, F.Djuran 6+5reb, M.Vasilic 5+3reb+3ast
gschID: 147841


Tamis - Metalac 85-80
The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Tamis made 17-of-22 free shots (77.3 percent) during the game. Metalac was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. Guard Davor Perak (198-83) scored 17 points to lead the charge for the winners and forward Miroslav Radenkovic (204-83) chipped in 15 points during the contest. Four Tamis players scored in double figures. Montenegrin center Radomir Marojevic (207-81) responded with 24 points and 5 rebounds (on 11-of-12 shooting from the field) and guard Stefan Atanackovic (196-84, agency: 011 Sports) scored 18 points and 5 assists.
Top scorers:
Metalac: R.Marojevic 24+5reb+1ast, S.Atanackovic 18+5ast, S.Balmazovic 14+5reb+1ast, M.Savic 7+4reb, D.Kruscic 7+4reb+3ast, D.Djukanovic 3+2reb+1ast
Tamis: M.Popadic 17+1reb+1ast, D.Perak 17+4reb+3ast, M.Radenkovic 15+4reb+2ast, D.Buric 10+4reb, B.Stanojevic 7+3reb, B.Jereminov 7+2reb+5ast
gschID: 147842


Sloboda Uzice - Napredak 85-78
The hosts trailed by 8 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 7 points. Napredak Rubin was plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. Forward Ivan Kuburovic (203-81) scored 23 points and 5 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and forward Branko Andjic (201-82) chipped in 19 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. Marko Puzic (198-85) responded with 20 points and center Sasa Mihajlovic (203-75) scored 13 points and 7 rebounds. Four Sloboda and five Napredak Rubin players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Napredak: M.Puzic 20+1reb+1ast, S.Pejovic 14+3reb+3ast, S.Cupkovic 13+7reb, S.Mihajlovic 13+7reb+1ast, D.Sibalic 10+1reb, L.Vukosavljevic 6+1reb+1ast
Sloboda Uzice: I.Kuburovic 23+5reb+1ast, B.Andjic 19+5reb+2ast, N.Arnautovic 15+3reb+1ast, A.Radulovic 10+3reb+1ast, N.Popovic 9+3reb, N.Micevic 7+1reb+2ast
gschID: 147838


Zeleznicar - Proleter Naftagas 70-73
Zeleznicar trailed by 12 points after 3 quarters before a 26-17 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 70-73 at the end of the game. Zeleznicar was plagued by 30 personal fouls down the stretch. Guard Marko Vulin (196-83) scored 16 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and point guard Luka Igrutinovic (193-92) chipped in 13 points and 10 rebounds during the contest. Five Proleter Naftagas players scored in double figures. Bosnian guard Vladimir Jojic (185-75) responded with 15 points and guard Milos Bojovic (198-81, agency: Beo Basket) scored 10 points. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. It was the only win of guest team this round and in all other games host teams recorded victories.
Top scorers:
Zeleznicar: V.Jojic 15+4reb+2ast, M.Bojovic 10+4reb+1ast, S.Stanojevic 8+4reb, D.Djordjic 8+2reb, G.Bajic 8+5reb, S.Gugleta 6+4reb+1ast
Proleter Naftagas: M.Vulin 16+7reb+4ast, L.Igrutinovic 13+10reb+3ast, Z.Majkic 12+6reb+2ast, M.Bjegovic 12+2reb, V.Zarkovic 10+2reb, P.Peterson 4+2reb
gschID: 147840




Stats Leaders - 1B
Points Per Game
 Milos RIBOSKIC
  Beovuk 72
  (--89)
  Avg: 35
 1. Riboskic, Beovuk35.0 
 2. Marinkovic, Mlados.26.0 
 3. Bjelica, Viva Bask.25.5 
 4. Dasic, Jagodina25.0 
 5. Velickovic, Konst.22.0 
 6. Radivojevic, Crnok.22.0 
 7. Rasic, Mladost BJ22.0 
 8. Djoric, Jagodina21.5 
 9. Pejanovic, Mlados.21.0 
 10. Pekovic, Jedinstv.20.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marko JOVANOVIC
  Konst.
  (214-C-82)
  Avg: 13
 1. Jovanovic, Konst.13.0 
 2. Vuletic, Viva Bask.11.0 
 3. Marinkovic, Mlados.10.0 
 4. Vukovic, Mlado.10.0 
 5. Tmusic, Jagodina9.0 
 6. Azanjac, Mladost9.0 
 7. Jankovic, Mladost8.0 
 8. Gagovic, Jagodina7.5 
 9. Grubor, Vojvodina7.0 
 10. Ivanovic, Sabac7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Filip SIMIC
  Radnicki OB
  (185-G-90)
  Avg: 8
 1. Simic, Radnicki OB8.0 
 2. Marinkovic, Mlados.6.0 
 3. Stojanovic, Spartak5.5 
 4. Djoric, Jagodina5.5 
 5. Boricic, Radnicki.5.0 
 6. Dugosija, Mlado.4.5 
 7. Bjelica, Viva Bask.4.5 
 8. Samailovic, Radnic.4.5 
 9. Azanjac, Mladost4.0 
 10. Stankovic, Konst.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Marko DUGOSIJA
  Mlado.
  (198-F-91)
  Avg: 4
 1. Dugosija, Mlado.4.0 
 2. Marinkovic, Mlados.4.0 
 3. Stankovic, Konst.4.0 
 4. Stojanovic, Spartak4.0 
 5. Fekete, Vojvodina3.5 
 6. Pekovic, Jedinstv.3.5 
 7. Barac, Napredak A.3.0 
 8. Pastornjicki, Vojv.3.0 
 9. Pejanovic, Mlados.3.0 
 10. Radenkovic, Jedin.3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Milos JANKOVIC
  Mladost .
  (200-C/F-94)
  Avg: 4
 1. Jankovic, Mladost4.0 
 2. Andrejevic, Mlado.3.0 
 3. Mirkovic, Jagodina2.0 
 4. Huskic, Radnicki OB2.0 
 5. Tmusic, Jagodina2.0 
 6. Karahodzic, Spartak1.5 
 7. Barac, Napredak A.1.0 
 8. Kirsanov, Jedinstv.1.0 
 9. Grujo, Napredak A.1.0 
 10. Krstic, Beovuk 721.0 


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


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


Stats Leaders - D1
Points Per Game
 Anthony JONES
  Handlova
  (194-G/F-84)
  Avg: 29
 1. Jones, Handlova29.0 
 2. Batka, Nova Ves22.0 
 3. Vaden, Nitra21.8 
 4. Guede, Prievidza21.0 
 5. Jones, Komarno20.5 
 6. Jones, Nova Ves19.0 
 7. Roberson, Svit18.3 
 8. Petty, Vahostav.18.0 
 9. Berkis, Svit17.8 
 10. Barisic, Handlova16.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Andrew JONES
  Nova Ves
  (208-F-87)
  Avg: 11
 1. Jones, Nova Ves11.0 
 2. Roberson, Svit10.8 
 3. Klein, Levice9.5 
 4. Terlanda, Handlova8.7 
 5. Petty, Vahostav.8.3 
 6. Majok, Nitra8.2 
 7. Gilstrap, Nova Ves8.0 
 8. Mathis, Komarno8.0 
 9. Batka, Nova Ves7.8 
 10. Dorazil, B.Bystri.7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Corey JEFFERSON
  Nova Ves
  (183-G-85)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Jefferson, Nova V.10.3 
 2. Clemente, Nitra7.5 
 3. Petty, Vahostav.5.8 
 4. Phillips, Prievidza5.0 
 5. Kostomaj, Levice5.0 
 6. Jones, Komarno4.5 
 7. Barisic, Handlova4.3 
 8. Jones, Handlova4.2 
 9. Hall, B.Bystrica3.5 
 10. Vaden, Nitra3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Perry PETTY
  Vahostav.
  (185-G-)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Petty, Vahostav.3.3 
 2. Jefferson, Nova V.3.0 
 3. Phillips, Prievidza2.8 
 4. Jones, Komarno2.8 
 5. Nuber, Nitra2.8 
 6. Perrin, Vahostav.2.3 
 7. Stemberger, Levice2.0 
 8. Vaden, Nitra2.0 
 9. Urland, Levice2.0 
 10. Jones, Handlova1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Ater MAJOK
  Nitra
  (208-F-87)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Majok, Nitra3.2 
 2. Dorazil, B.Bystrica1.3 
 3. Mathis, Komarno1.0 
 4. Tasic, B.Bystrica1.0 
 5. Keller, Levice1.0 
 6. Perrin, Vahostav.0.8 
 7. Batka, Nova Ves0.8 
 8. Roberson, Svit0.8 
 9. Berkis, Svit0.8 
 10. Gilstrap, Nova Ves0.7 


Extraliga Round 5: Nitra loses the game and top position - by Eurobasket News
After 5 rounds played we can already see who rules in the Extraliga and who belongs to weaker ones.

There was a change at the Extraliga leadership position after last games. Round 5 most important game was a defeat of league's leader Nitra (3-2). They were defeated by sixth ranked Komarno (2-2) 98-84 on Saturday night. Nitra was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. 24 personal fouls committed by Nitra helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American guard Johnathon Jones (183-88, college: Oakland, agency: Warren Sports International) stepped up and scored 26 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners and Slovenian forward Sinisa Bilic (201-89) chipped in 15 points and 7 rebounds. American swingman Robert Vaden (196-85, college: UAB) responded with 30 points and 6 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). Komarno moved-up to fifth place. Nitra at the other side dropped to the fourth position with two games lost. They were replaced at the leadership position by Nova Ves. Nitra will have a break next week, which should allow them to rest and make it back to the top of the standings. Komarno will try to continue on its current victory against sixth ranked Handlova on the road.
The game had a very big importance for third-ranked Nova Ves as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Nova Ves defeated 5th ranked Handlova at home 98-80. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Handlova. International center Michal Batka (204-87) nailed 22 points and 9 rebounds for the winning side and Corey Jefferson accounted for 13 points, 5 rebounds, 13 assists and 4 steals. Nova Ves' coach Jerzy Chudeusz allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American swingman Anthony Jones (194-84, college: Indiana Tech) came up with 23 points and 8 rebounds for Handlova in the defeat. As mentioned above they took over a top position. Handlova at the other side dropped to the sixth place with three games lost. They share the position with Levice. Handlova will play next round against Komarno trying to get back on the winning streak. Nova Ves will try to continue on its current victory against seventh ranked Levice on the road.
Bottom-ranked SKP Banska Bystrica (0-4) is still winless. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their fourth consecutive match to fourth ranked Svit (3-1) 85-79 on Sunday evening. The best player for the winners was Lamar Roberson who scored 20 points and 6 rebounds. Richard Grznar produced 25 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists for the hosts. Svit moved-up to second place, which they share with Prievidza. Loser SKP Banska Bystrica still closes the standings with four games lost. Svit will meet Vahostav-Zilina (#8) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. SKP Banska Bystrica will play against the league's second-placed Prievidza and hopes to get finally their first victory.
The game in Levice was also worth to mention about. 7th ranked Vahostav-Zilina (1-3) played at the court of eighth ranked Levice (2-3). Levice defeated Vahostav-Zilina 84-70. Keaton Leonard Grant orchestrated the victory by scoring 17 points and 8 rebounds. Levice's coach Frantisek Ron used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Levice moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Handlova. Vahostav-Zilina at the other side dropped to the eighth position with three games lost. Levice's next round opponent will be league's leader Nova Ves at home and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Vahostav-Zilina will play against Svit (#3).



Levice - Vahostav-Zilina 84-70

The game in Levice was also worth to mention about. 7th ranked Vahostav-Zilina (1-3) played at the court of eighth ranked Levice (2-3). Levice defeated Vahostav-Zilina 84-70. It looked good early as Vahostav-Zilina took an 4-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Levice had a 22-17 second period charge getting the lead and Vahostav-Zilina was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 70-84. Levice made 22-of-29 charity shots (75.9 percent) during the game. 24 personal fouls committed by Vahostav-Zilina helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Keaton Leonard Grant orchestrated the victory by scoring 17 points and 8 rebounds. International forward Richard Urland (195-84) contributed with 15 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Levice's coach Frantisek Ron used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American guard Perry Petty (185, college: UTPA) answered with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 14 rebounds, 7 assists and 7 steals and the other American import forward Spencer Perrin (195, college: E.Kentucky) added 17 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Vahostav-Zilina. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Levice moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Handlova. Vahostav-Zilina at the other side dropped to the eighth position with three games lost. Levice's next round opponent will be league's leader Nova Ves at home and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Vahostav-Zilina will play against Svit (#3).
Top scorers:
Levice: K.Leonard Grant 17+8reb+3ast, D.Keller 15+8reb, R.Urland 15+7reb+2ast, E.Henderson 12+5reb+1ast, D.Ilavsky 7+2ast, L.Stojanov 7+1ast
Vahostav-Zilina: S.Perrin 17+6reb, P.Petty 16+14reb+7ast, O.Soska 13+7reb, J.Zavodny 10+1reb+2ast, L.Hoferica 6+4reb+2ast, V.Kosa 5+3ast
gschID: 139115


Nova Ves - Handlova 98-80

The game had a very big importance for third-ranked Nova Ves as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Nova Ves defeated 5th ranked Handlova at home 98-80. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Handlova. The game without a history. Nova Ves led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Handlova's 26. Nova Ves forced 20 Handlova turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 25 assists. Handlova was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. International center Michal Batka (204-87) nailed 22 points and 9 rebounds for the winning side and American guard Corey Jefferson (183-85, college: Texas St.) accounted for 13 points, 5 rebounds, 13 assists and 4 steals. Jefferson is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Four Nova Ves players scored in double figures. Nova Ves' coach Jerzy Chudeusz allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American swingman Anthony Jones (194-84, college: Indiana Tech) came up with 23 points and 8 rebounds and Croatian power forward Ivan Barisic (201-84) added 16 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line) respectively for Handlova in the defeat. As mentioned above they took over a top position. Handlova at the other side dropped to the sixth place with three games lost. They share the position with Levice. Handlova will play next round against Komarno trying to get back on the winning streak. Nova Ves will try to continue on its current victory against seventh ranked Levice on the road.
Top scorers:
Nova Ves: M.Batka 22+9reb+1ast, S.Baldovsky 22+3ast, O.Ulman 16+4reb+1ast, C.Jefferson 13+5reb+13ast, S.Becarik 11+2reb+2ast, P.Losonsky 7+9reb+4ast
Handlova: A.Jones 23+8reb+3ast, I.Barisic 16+8reb+5ast, M.Madaj 13+3reb+2ast, T.Mrvis 9+6reb+1ast, S.Hampton 7+6reb, O.Haviar 7+1reb
gschID: 139116


Komarno - Nitra 98-84

There was a change at the Extraliga leadership position after last games. Round 5 most important game was a defeat of league's leader Nitra (3-2). They were defeated by sixth ranked Komarno (2-2) 98-84 on Saturday night. Nitra was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. 24 personal fouls committed by Nitra helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American guard Johnathon Jones (183-88, college: Oakland, agency: Warren Sports International) stepped up and scored 26 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners and Slovenian forward Sinisa Bilic (201-89) chipped in 15 points and 7 rebounds. American swingman Robert Vaden (196-85, college: UAB) responded with 30 points and 6 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) and the former international center Branislav Tomek (205-83) scored 18 points and 6 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Komarno moved-up to fifth place. Nitra at the other side dropped to the fourth position with two games lost. They were replaced at the leadership position by Nova Ves. Nitra will have a break next week, which should allow them to rest and make it back to the top of the standings. Komarno will try to continue on its current victory against sixth ranked Handlova on the road.
Top scorers:
Komarno: J.Jones 26+7reb+7ast, L.Johnson 18+4reb+3ast, S.Bilic 15+7reb+3ast, V.Klar 10+2reb+1ast, P.Szabo 9, M.Bilik 9+1reb+1ast
Nitra: R.Vaden 30+6reb+2ast, B.Tomek 18+6reb, A.Majok 13+3reb+1ast, D.Clemente 12+1reb+10ast, R.Vido 6+4reb+1ast, M.Ziak 3+1reb+2ast
gschID: 139117


B.Bystrica - Svit 79-85

Bottom-ranked SKP Banska Bystrica (0-4) is still winless. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their fourth consecutive match to fourth ranked Svit (3-1) 85-79 on Sunday evening. The game without a history. Svit led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 25-of-29 free shots (86.2 percent) during the game. Svit outrebounded SKP Banska Bystrica 35-23 including 24 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was American forward Lamar Roberson (203-86, college: La-Lafayette) who scored 20 points and 6 rebounds. Latvian forward Martins Berkis (199-85, agency: