EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 10/18/2011

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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   


Nikola Pekovic claims weekly honour - by Eurobasket News
Montenegrin center Nikola Pekovic (210-C-86, agency: Beo Basket) had an amazing evening in the last round for defending champion Partizan and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 3.
The 25-year old center had the game-high 21 points adding six rebounds for Partizan in his team's victory, helping them to beat Radnicki K. (1-2) 77-70. The season is still on an early stage, but Partizan already had a very good start winning all 3 without losing a single one. Pekovic has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (9th best: 17.0ppg), rebounds (6th best: 6.7rpg) and averages solid 75.0% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 24-year old former international forward Boris Savovic (206-F-87) of Hemofarm. Savovic impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 13 points and 17 rebounds. He lead Hemofarm to another comfortable win 83-70 over Helios (0-3) being unquestionably team leader. The season is still at the very beginning and this victory may help a lot. Let's wait for the next round. Savovic is well-known by Hemofarm fans and he already established his position as one of team's most reliable players.

The third best performed player last round was American forward Adam Morrison (203-F-84, agency: Priority Sports) of Crvena Zvezda. Morrison got into 30-points club by scoring exactly 30 points in the last round. Despite Morrison's great performance Crvena Zvezda lost 93-101 to Union Olimpija (#3, 3-0). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. Morrison has individually a great season in Adriatic League. After only 3 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 18.7ppg (4th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Sean May (203-F/C-84) of KK Zagreb CO - 21 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Matjaz Smodis (205-F-79) of Cedevita - 19 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Jure Balazic (204-F-80) of Krka - 19 points and 9 rebounds
7. Krunoslav Simon (197-F-85) of KK Zagreb CO - 23 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Fran Pilepic (192-G-89) of Siroki WWin - 22 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Mladen Jeremic (196-G-88) of Hemofarm - 22 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Sasu Salin (190-PG-91) of Union Olimpija - 23 points and 4 rebounds

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


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  ARGENTINA   


Torneo Federal 2011/12 rosters: Santa Fe Zone - by Facundo Iatzky
Argentino Firmat

Nicolas Morales (201-C-89)
Jorge Banegas (192-G)
Juan Castellano (194-F)
Alejandro fabrini (180-G)
Juan Pascual (198-C-91)
Joaquin del pozo (193-G)
Emanuel Oliveri (198-F)
Diego Cordera (193-F)
Aldo Gonzalez (180-G-88)
Diego Cogliati (202-C)
Omar Zanocco (194-F/C-75)

Coach: Mario Fogolin

Union Santa Fe

Hernan Tetamantti (198-F-79)
Jaime Cabre (186-G-83)
Matias Missio (173-G-87)
Mauro Cosolito (195-F)
Juan Gandoy (184-G-82)
Rodrigo Salaberry (186-F-89)
Rodrigo Sanchez (200-F-89)
Brian Stanford (82)
Sebastian Godoy (184-G-73)

Mariano Gomez (185-G)
Luciano Copello (183-G)

Coach: Juan Siemienczuck

Alma Juniors:

Leonardo Strack (188-G)
Adolfo Garcia (193-F-84)
Emiliano Basabe (190-G-92)
Andres Horst (197-G-81, college: Brescia (KY))
Francisco Tolisso (182-G-86)
Roy Melchiorre (180-G-72)
Nahuel Melian (184-G)
Emiliano Roh (176-G-81)
Cristian Melgarejo (200-F)
Sebastian Porta (204-C-79)

Coach: Maximiliano Rubio

Maria Juana:

Nicolas Galleano (196-F)
Cesar Bailone (177-G)
Matias Fontanessi (175-G)
Adrian Almeida (200-F-86)
Jose Dalmasso (190-F)
Diego Cornalis (201-C)
Gaston Cornalis (188-G)
Nicolas Greco (198-F-86)
Nicanor aguilera (G)
Gabriel Rosom (190-G)
Leonardo Laurenti (186-G)

COach: fernando Cornalis

Brown San Vicente:

Federico Mateo (198-F/C-84)
Ezequiel Gaido (182-G-88)
Matias Ruger (200-F/C-91)
Genaro Priotti (182-G-92)
German Abasto (190-G-90)
Gustavo Acosta (198-C-89)
Sebastian Punet (188-G-89)
Jonatan Morero (200-F/C-89)
Matias Bonfiglio (190-G-86)
Mauro Ambrosino (180-G-92)
Alejo Britos

Coach: Sergio Britos

Adelante Reconquista:

Ignacio Aguirre (184-G-87)
Sebastian Uranga (200-F/C-89)
Facundo Zarate (190-G-89)
Alejandro Mansur (185-G)
Marcelo Piuma (196-F-83)
Juan Ignacio Frigeri (192-G)
Emanuel Arevalo (198-F/C-87)
Emanuel Vallejos (190-G-85)
Leandro Gonzalez (203-C-79)
Francisco Rasio (182-G-81, college: Miami Dade CC)

Coach: Sebastian Uranga




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


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


Stats Leaders - LigaA
Points Per Game
 Jerome MEYINSSE
  Wuber-.
  (206-F/C-88)
  Avg: 20
 1. Meyinsse, Wuber-.20.0 
 2. Gutierrez, Obras19.3 
 3. OBannon, Boca Jrs18.4 
 4. McHopson, Quilm.18.4 
 5. Gutierrez, Penarol18.3 
 6. Villegas, Sionista16.6 
 7. Mojica, Wuber-Es.16.3 
 8. Lo Grippo, Quimsa16.0 
 9. Quinteros, Regat.15.8 
 10. Roe, Regatas C.15.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ruben GARCES
  Atenas
  (206-C/F-73)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Garces, Atenas10.3 
 2. Truscott, Quilm.9.6 
 3. Battle, Libertad S.9.6 
 4. Gutierrez, Obras9.3 
 5. Lloreda, Olimpico.9.0 
 6. Mikulas, La Union8.7 
 7. Sandes, Sionista8.3 
 8. Sanchez, Wuber-.8.2 
 9. Graves, Boca Jrs7.6 
 10. Rollins, San M.7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Juan Ignacio SANCHEZ
  Wuber-.
  (193-G-77)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Sanchez, Wuber-.7.3 
 2. Campazzo, Penarol6.5 
 3. Sucatzky, Atenas5.7 
 4. Cequeira, Sionista5.7 
 5. Martinez, Regat.5.5 
 6. Victoriano, San M.5.1 
 7. Stanic, Boca Jrs5.1 
 8. Osimani, Obras5.0 
 9. Ginobili, Libertad4.0 
 10. Quinteros, Regat.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Juan Ignacio SANCHEZ
  Wuber-.
  (193-G-77)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Sanchez, Wuber-.3.5 
 2. Galindo, Olimpico.3.3 
 3. McHopson, Quilm.3.3 
 4. McGowan, GECR I.3.0 
 5. Quinteros, Regat.2.8 
 6. OBannon, Boca Jrs2.7 
 7. Farabello, La Union2.6 
 8. Sucatzky, Atenas2.6 
 9. Gerbaudo, Club 92.6 
 10. Lamonte, Penarol2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Aaron PETTWAY
  Olimpico.
  (211-C-80)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Pettway, Olimpico.1.3 
 2. Williams, Quimsa1.3 
 3. Wilborn, Club 91.3 
 4. Roe, Regatas C.1.1 
 5. Garces, Atenas0.9 
 6. Battle, Libertad S.0.9 
 7. Sanchez, Wuber-.0.8 
 8. Meyinsse, Wuber-.0.7 
 9. Johnson, Libertad.0.7 
 10. Lewis, Obras0.7 


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  AUSTRALIA   


Stats Leaders - NBL
Points Per Game
 Shawn REDHAGE
  Wildcats
  (203-F-81)
  Avg: 23.5
 1. Redhage, Wildcats23.5 
 2. Mills, Tigers23.5 
 3. Lisch, Wildcats22.5 
 4. Warren, 36ers21.0 
 5. Worthington, Blaze20.5 
 6. Jackson, Breakers17.7 
 7. Hudson, Blaze17.0 
 8. Gill, Crocodiles17.0 
 9. Wilkinson, Breakers16.3 
 10. Martin, Hawks16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Julian KHAZZOUH
  Kings
  (210-C-86)
  Avg: 10
 1. Khazzouh, Kings10.0 
 2. Forman, Hawks8.5 
 3. Rychart, Taipans8.3 
 4. Weigh, 36ers8.0 
 5. Pledger, Breakers7.7 
 6. Holmes, Crocodiles7.5 
 7. Mims, Crocodiles7.5 
 8. Tragardh, Tigers7.5 
 9. Greer, Tigers7.0 
 10. Worthington, Blaze7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Rhys MARTIN
  Hawks
  (193-G-86)
  Avg: 8
 1. Martin, Hawks8.0 
 2. Gibson, Blaze6.5 
 3. Martin, Wildcats6.0 
 4. Jackson, Breakers5.3 
 5. Goulding, Blaze4.0 
 6. Ubaka, Tigers4.0 
 7. Lisch, Wildcats4.0 
 8. Bruce, Kings4.0 
 9. Hill, Taipans3.7 
 10. Wilson, Taipans3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Cedric JACKSON
  Breakers
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Jackson, Breakers2.7 
 2. Martin, Wildcats2.0 
 3. Mims, Crocodiles2.0 
 4. English, Blaze2.0 
 5. Cooper, Kings1.5 
 6. Lisch, Wildcats1.5 
 7. Williams, Taipans1.3 
 8. Goulding, Blaze1.0 
 9. Mills, Tigers1.0 
 10. Simpsons, 36ers1.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Luke NEVILL
  Wildcats
  (218-C-86)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Nevill, Wildcats2.5 
 2. Abercrombie, Break.2.0 
 3. Grant, Kings1.5 
 4. Johnson, 36ers1.5 
 5. Pledger, Breakers1.3 
 6. Worthington, Blaze1.0 
 7. Khazzouh, Kings1.0 
 8. Bose, Kings1.0 
 9. Martin, Wildcats1.0 
 10. Burston, Tigers1.0 


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 


Pacers appoint Coaches - by Eurobasket News
The Whittlesea Pacers have announced their full 2012 Big V Coaching line-up.

The Pacers Division 1 Men will be again be led by 2011 Coach of the Year Ross Moll. Ross took the Pacers to the semi-finals in season 2K11 and will be looking for Whittlesea to go that one step further in the 2012 season.

Shannon Bodley has been re-appointed as the Division 1 Womens Coach. Last season Whittlesea just missed out on a place in the finals of the highly competitive D1W comp but will no doubt be looking to push their way up the ladder further and give it a good shake in 2012.

Des Radoslovic had a dream season in 2011 with the Whittlesea State Youth 2 Championship Mens team winning the title. Des is back on board with his Pacers for 2012 and will look to further develop his team as they move to the State Youth 1 Men competition.

The Pacers add one new coach to their senior program with the signing of John Hauer as the State Youth Championship Womens Coach for the 2012 season. John comes to Whittlesea having been an assistant Coach to the Knox Raiders SEABL Womens team and we were able to catch up with him and ask him a few questions about his new role at the Pacers.
Courtesy of: bigv.com.au


Who was hot and who was not from Week 2 - by Duncan Matheson

Week Two All-Star Five

Alex Pledger (216-C-87, college: Belm.Abbey) 16 points, 12 rebounds, 7-12 FG in 18 minutes in 98-61 win

Shawn Redhage (203-F-81, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Arizona St.) 21 points, 7 rebounds, 9-14 FG in 26 minutes in 92-76 win

Oscar Forman (205-F-82) 16 points, 11 rebounds, 4-10 FG 3-6 3pt FG in 28 minutes in 97-89 win

Kevin Lisch (188-PG-86, agency: Warren Sports International, college: St.Louis) 22 points, 4 rebounds, 9-13 FG 3-6 3pt FG in 27 minutes in 92-76 win

Andrew Warren (195-G-87, agency: Interperformances, college: Bradley) 22.0ppg, 5.5 rpg, 3.0 apg, 17-29 FG 8-14 3pt FG over two games

Couldnt find a rhythm..

Julian Khazzouh (210-C-86) 12 points, 3 turnovers, 3-13 FG in 32 minutes in 61-98 loss

Mark Worthington (202-F-83, college: Metro St.) 13 points, 5-16 FG 3-7 FT in 35 minutes in 82-91 loss

Nathan Herbert (192-G/F-84) 0 points, 0-5 FG 0-3 3pt FG in 25 minutes in 89-97 loss

Ayinde Ubaka (193-G-85, college: California) 2 points, 0-9 FG 0-4 3pt FG in 32 minutes in 76-92 loss

Chris Goulding (192-G-88) 5 points, 5 turnovers, 1-9 FG 1-4 3pt FG in 31 minutes in 82-91 loss



Kilsyth Cobras favourite heads back to US - by Eurobasket News
NOBODY likes saying goodbye, especially after pouring blood, sweat and tears into a relationship that is destined to, at some point, come to an end.

But, after three seasons, Kilsyth Cobras star import Quincy Henderson (198-F/G-84, college: Winona St.) has decided to head home to the USA.

Henderson began playing for the Cobras in 2009 after coming to Australia as a defensive specialist from two NCAA Division II championship seasons at Winona State University.

He was just what the Cobras needed, bringing an unmatched defensive intensity to the team, as well as a never say die attitude.

Henderson quickly became a fan favourite and had an instant impact on the Cobras, becoming vice-captain in his second season at the club.

This season he assumed the captaincy and led the team to the playoffs.

In his three seasons at Kilsyth, Henderson was renowned for his defensive prowess and won two SEABL defensive player of the year awards (2009 and 2010).

Unfortunately, an injury-riddled 2011 saw him miss eight weeks of the season.

I have had an outstanding three years playing for the Cobras, Henderson said.

It is truly an amazing club. I enjoyed walking on to the court with my teammates and coaches, and the office staff were always helpful.

It is always tough to leave such a quality group of guys.

I wish the team all the best in season 2012, and will be keeping a close eye on the progress they make next season.

But, Im sure they will do great.

Kilsyth coach Grant Wallace could not speak highly enough of his captain.

Q is a thorough professional with an extraordinary work ethic, a thorough team first me second guy who will be sadly missed around the team and the club, he said.

We have big shoes to fill in seeking a suitable import replacement.
Courtesy of: lilydale-yarra-valley-leader.whereilive.com.au


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  AUSTRIA   


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 


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Stjepan STAZIC
  BC Vienna
  (199-G-78)
  Avg: 28
 1. Stazic, BC Vienna28.0 
 2. Djuric, Gussing24.5 
 3. Brown, Wels23.0 
 4. Speiser, St.Polten23.0 
 5. Wade, Arkadia23.0 
 6. Reed, Oberwart23.0 
 7. Pryor, Wels21.0 
 8. Francois, BC Vienna20.7 
 9. Nagler, Klostern.20.0 
 10. Leonard, Arkadia20.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Demetrius NELSON
  Kapfenberg
  (203-F/C-86)
  Avg: 13
 1. Nelson, Kapfenberg13.0 
 2. Rakocevic, BC Vi.11.7 
 3. Oppland, Gmunden10.3 
 4. Skurdauskas, Arkad.9.3 
 5. Drenovac, Arkadia8.0 
 6. Bakovic, St.Polten8.0 
 7. Lamesic, Wels7.0 
 8. Brown, Wels7.0 
 9. Heard, Gussing7.0 
 10. Reed, Oberwart7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Stjepan STAZIC
  BC Vienna
  (199-G-78)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Stazic, BC Vienna7.3 
 2. Gvozden, St.Polten6.0 
 3. Lanegger, Klostern.6.0 
 4. Rakocevic, BC Vi.5.3 
 5. Schreiner, Kapfe.5.0 
 6. Pryor, Wels5.0 
 7. Fears, Kapfenberg5.0 
 8. Danek, Arkadia4.7 
 9. Drenovac, Arkadia4.0 
 10. Ochsenhofer, Ober.3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Todd BROWN
  Wels
  (196-G-87)
  Avg: 5
 1. Brown, Wels5.0 
 2. Pryor, Wels5.0 
 3. Schreiner, Kapfe.3.0 
 4. Lanegger, Klostern.3.0 
 5. Shaw, Oberwart2.7 
 6. Hutter, Gmunden2.0 
 7. Oppland, Gmunden2.0 
 8. Murati, Gmunden2.0 
 9. Bobb, Klosterneub.2.0 
 10. Fears, Kapfenberg2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Zarko RAKOCEVIC
  BC Vi.
  (204-F-84)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Rakocevic, BC Vi.2.7 
 2. Brown, Wels2.0 
 3. Skurdauskas, Arkad.1.3 
 4. Moric, UBSC G.1.3 
 5. Werner, Wels1.0 
 6. Ware, Furstenfeld1.0 
 7. Hutter, Gmunden1.0 
 8. Mayer, Gmunden0.7 
 9. Arnold, Gmunden0.7 
 10. Fruehwirth, Oberw.0.7 


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  BALKAN LEAGUE   


Former UConn Grade Stanley Robinson's Expected to Join Hapoel Galil/Gilboa - by David Pick
After the recent Akron HOF big man Romeo Travis hurt his ankle earlier last week and is expected to miss at least a full month of action, Eurobasket reveals that Israeli runner up Hapoel Galil Gilboa made a firm offer to acquire the 23-year-old UConn alumnus forward, Stanley Robinson, who recently played in the NBA D-League for both the Rio Grande Valley Vipers (3 games: 9.7ppg, 2.7rpg) and Iowa Energy, winning the D-League championship while recording numbers of 8.8ppg and 4.6rpg.

Robinson successfully graduated from the University of Connecticut in the 2009-2010 season posting impressive averages of 14.5ppg, 7.6rpg and 1.2bpg. Even though his free throw shooting needs some extra work (69%.5), Robinson was drafted by the Orlando Magic in 2010 draft with the 59th overall pick and if he signs, he should quickly fill in the gap left by Travis. Galil/Gilboa played Maccabi Tel Aviv in yesterday's season opener and was blown out 95:60, looking to easily bounce back in next week's challenge.

Follow David Pick on Twitter: @DubiPick




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  BALTIC LEAGUE   


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


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Kaspars CIPRUSS
  Tarvas
  (210-C-82)
  Avg: 26
 1. Cipruss, Tarvas26.0 
 2. Pilk, TT.24.0 
 3. Bowles, Siauliai21.5 
 4. Jefferson, Triumph21.0 
 5. Urbonas, Juventus20.5 
 6. Duselis, Jelgava20.0 
 7. Krumins, Jelgava19.0 
 8. Kleiza, Naglis P.19.0 
 9. Kalve, Valmiera19.0 
 10. Barinov, Naglis P.19.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dane JOHNSON
  Naglis P.
  (208-C-86)
  Avg: 17
 1. Johnson, Naglis P.17.0 
 2. Cipruss, Tarvas13.0 
 3. Parn, Rapla13.0 
 4. Keedus, TT.10.0 
 5. Benn, Naglis Palan.10.0 
 6. Pilk, TT.10.0 
 7. Matulionis, Techas.9.5 
 8. Bowles, Siauliai9.0 
 9. Galdikas, Neptunas8.0 
 10. Makke, TT.8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Mindaugas STASYS
  Neptunas
  (180-PG-86)
  Avg: 9
 1. Stasys, Neptunas9.0 
 2. Maceina, Juventus8.0 
 3. Kriisa, Tarvas8.0 
 4. Broadus, Siauliai7.0 
 5. Rinkevicius, Nagli.6.0 
 6. Peciukeviciu., Sak.6.0 
 7. Benn, Naglis Palan.5.0 
 8. Ezerskis, Techasas5.0 
 9. Kelys, Pieno Z.5.0 
 10. Babkauskas, Tech.4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Erik KEEDUS
  TT.
  (194-F-90)
  Avg: 5
 1. Keedus, TT.5.0 
 2. Krumins, Jelgava5.0 
 3. Benn, Naglis Palan.3.0 
 4. Runkaukas, Neptun.3.0 
 5. Landry, Triumph3.0 
 6. Elksnis, Valmiera3.0 
 7. Salenga, Rudupis3.0 
 8. Virsis, Valmiera2.5 
 9. Skele, Kalev/Cramo2.5 
 10. Kulevicius, Techa.2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Jekabs ROZITIS
  Valmiera
  (206-F/C-86)
  Avg: 2
 1. Rozitis, Valmiera2.0 
 2. Staniulis, Techasas2.0 
 3. Mednis, Turiba1.5 
 4. Meiers, Ventspils1.5 
 5. Fall, Kalev/Cramo1.5 
 6. Timma, Liepaja1.0 
 7. Duselis, Jelgava1.0 
 8. Saulits, Valmiera1.0 
 9. Dilevka, Turiba1.0 
 10. Pakalniskis, Tech.1.0 


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Lietuvos Rytas edged Minsk-2006 away from home - by Eurobasket News
Minsk-2006- Lietuvos Rytas 67:87

Lietuvos Rytas edged Minsk-2006 away from home at VTB League over the weekend. Belarusian Minsk-2006 recorded its first loss at the home court. Hosts were rolled over by fifth ranked Lithuanian Lietuvos rytas 87-67. Worth to mention a great performance of Lawrence Roberts (205-F/C-82, college: Mississippi St.) who helped to win the game recording 18 points and 6 rebounds. At the losing side Julius Hodge (201-G-83, agency: I.D.S. Law, college: N.Carolina St.) responded with 12 points and 6 assists. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Lietuvos Rytas moved-up to second place, which they share with Zalgiris and Unics. Defending Belarusian champion Minsk-2006 still closes the standings with one game lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Lietuvos rytas will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Minsk-2006 will play against Enisey Krasnoyarsk and hopes to get finally their first victory.

Minsk-2006: Julius Hodge 12, Justin Knox (205-F, college: N.Carolina) 12
Lietuvos Rytas: Lawrence Roberts 18, Tyrese Rice (185-PG-87, agency: Priority Sports, college: Boston Coll.) 15, Renaldas Seibutis (196-G-85) 12



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


Stats Leaders - Division I
Points Per Game
 Christopher COPELAND
  Aalstar
  (203-F-84)
  Avg: 24.8
 1. Copeland, Aalstar24.8 
 2. Tofi, Leuven18.3 
 3. Rich, Oostende18.3 
 4. Jackson, Aalstar18.0 
 5. Black, Antwerp17.0 
 6. Bostic, Liege16.3 
 7. Booker, Oostende15.5 
 8. Love, Verviers-Pep.15.0 
 9. Waters, Liege15.0 
 10. Mallet, Charleroi14.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jamel MCLEAN
  Leuven
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. McLean, Leuven8.7 
 2. Love, Verviers-Pep.8.5 
 3. Shengelia, Charler.7.7 
 4. Merriex, Verviers.7.5 
 5. Brown, Gent7.3 
 6. Jackson, Aalstar7.0 
 7. Booker, Oostende7.0 
 8. Van Den Spie., Oos.7.0 
 9. Wilson, Antwerp6.5 
 10. Matela, Liege6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Lionel BOSCO
  Gent
  (176-PG-81)
  Avg: 6
 1. Bosco, Gent6.0 
 2. Davis, Leuven5.3 
 3. Djordjevic, Ooste.5.3 
 4. Mallet, Charleroi3.7 
 5. Bostic, Liege3.7 
 6. Hill, Charleroi3.3 
 7. Singletary, M.Hain.3.3 
 8. Marnegrave, Leuven3.3 
 9. Hamilton, Charleroi3.0 
 10. Rich, Oostende2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Jean SALUMU
  Leuven
  (193-F-90)
  Avg: 3
 1. Salumu, Leuven3.0 
 2. Singletary, M.Hain.2.5 
 3. Chaney, Gent2.3 
 4. Wilson, Antwerp2.0 
 5. Rahier, Verviers.2.0 
 6. Slaughter, M.Hai.2.0 
 7. Downey, Verviers.2.0 
 8. Mejri, Antwerp2.0 
 9. Dagunduro, Leuven2.0 
 10. Black, Antwerp2.0 
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. Love, Verviers-Pep.1.0 
 7. Mwema, Antwerp1.0 
 8. Nivins, M.Hainaut1.0 
 9. Hanavan, Leuven0.7 
 10. Heinle, Gent0.7 


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


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Standings - Paulista, Carioca, Minas G. leagues
Paulista Standings
Group A
 1. Itabom/Bauru 15-1 
 2. Winner/Limeira 13-3 
 3. Vivo/Franca 9-7 
 4. Rio Claro 6-8 
 5. Araraquara 6-10 
 6. Sao Caetano 4-10 
 7. Inter Santos 3-11 
 8. America 3-11 
Group B
 1. Pinheiros/Sky 13-3 
 2. S.Jose/Vinac 13-3 
 3. Paulistano 11-5 
 4. Gremio Mogi 7-9 
 5. XV/Cosan 5-9 
 6. Americana 4-10 
 7. Jacarei 4-10 
 8. L.S.B. 4-10 


Paulista Round 2 of Quarter-Finals - by Eurobasket News
Itabom/Bauru - Gremio Mogi 108-74

Itabom/Bauru stepped closer to the semifinals. They outscored Gremio for 2-0 lead in the series. The game was mostly controlled by Itabom/Bauru. Gremio Mogi was better in fourth quarter 23-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Itabom/Bauru dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to Gremio Mogi's 30 and made 22-of-25 charity shots (88.0 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Gremio Mogi 37-15 including a 28-11 advantage in defensive rebounds. Itabom/Bauru players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists. Guard Fernando Fischer (190-81) notched 27 points and 4 assists (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) to lead the effort and American guard Larry Taylor (185-80, college: Missouri Western) supported him with 13 points and 8 assists. Even 19 points and 5 rebounds by forward Fernando Alvim (200-80) did not help to save the game for Gremio Mogi. Guard Gustavinho Lima (178-85) added 13 points and 8 assists for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Itabom/Bauru: F.Fischer 27+2reb+4ast, G.Deodato 14+3reb, L.Taylor 13+4reb+8ast, J.Agba 11+7reb, D.Nunes 9+3reb+1ast, P.Alves 9+4reb+2ast
Gremio Mogi: F.Alvim 19+5reb, G.Filipin 17+2reb+1ast, G.Lima 13+2reb+8ast, T.Gehrke 11+5reb+2ast, E.Caviglia 4+1reb+1ast, L.Santos 3
gschID: 153021


Winner/Limeira - Paulistano 77-81

Paulistano leveled things up in the series versus Winner/Limeira. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Winner/Limeira won third quarter 24-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Paulistano made 16-of-19 free shots (84.2 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. The best player for the winners was the former international swingman Betinho Nardi Duarte (195-88) who scored 20 points and 6 assists. The former international forward Felipe Ribeiro (201-79) chipped in 11 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists. Guard Tatu Romualdo (185-83) produced 16 points and 5 assists and Benite added 15 points and 5 assists respectively for the hosts. Five Paulistano and four Winner/Limeira players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game.
Top scorers:
Paulistano: B.Nardi Duarte 20+3reb+6ast, R.Carbonari 16+8reb+2ast, A.Casimiro 12+2reb+1ast, F.Ribeiro 11+9reb+8ast, P.Lima 11+1reb+1ast, T.Carneiro 6+6reb+1ast
Winner/Limeira: T.Romualdo 16+3reb+5ast, A.Bambu 15+3reb, Benite 15+4reb+5ast, B.Alves 10, J.Luz dos Santos 9+5reb+1ast, A.Neto 4+1reb+2ast
gschID: 153022


Pinheiros/Sky - Araraquara 90-66

Pinheiros/Sky fired past Araraquara to ensure a 2-0 lead in the series. The game without a history. Pinheiros/Sky led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 21-of-22 free shots (95.5 percent) during the game, while Araraquara only scored five points from the stripe. The former international forward Marquinhos Vieira (207-84) scored 22 points to lead the charge for the winners and naturalized American forward Shamell Stallworth (196-80, college: USF, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 21 points during the contest. Four Pinheiros/Sky players scored in double figures. Center Deivisson Costa (211-80) responded with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds and guard Thiago Pereira (188-82) scored 13 points. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games.
Top scorers:
Pinheiros/Sky: M.Vieira 22+4reb+3ast, S.Stallworth 21+3ast, B.Fiorotto 11+3reb, O.Rodriguez 10+6reb, P.Boracini 9+3reb+3ast, L.Morro 7+5reb+1ast
Araraquara: D.Costa 18+11reb+1ast, T.Pereira 13+3reb+2ast, C.Gonzaga 10+7reb, D.Costa 8+2reb+2ast, E.de Oliveira 8+3reb+2ast, L.da Silva 7+3reb+2ast
gschID: 153023


S.Jose/Vinac - Vivo/Franca 73-67

S.Jose/Vinac prevailed against Vivo/Franca in the second game of the series. Vivo/Franca was ahead by 2 points at the halftime before a 42-34 second half run of Sao Jose/Vinac. They made 20-of-26 charity shots (76.9 percent) during the game. 24 personal fouls committed by Vivo/Franca helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. International power forward Murilo Becker (210-83) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 13 rebounds. The former international guard Fulvio de Assis (187-81) contributed with 11 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. Guard Fernando Penna (189-83) replied with 16 points and 6 rebounds and the former international forward Marcio Dornelles (194-75) added 13 points in the effort for Vivo/Franca. Four Vivo/Franca players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
S.Jose/Vinac: M.Becker 28+13reb, J.Antonio 14+5reb+2ast, F.de Assis 11+5reb+7ast, M.Costa 8+2reb+4ast, D.Stefanelli 5+4reb+1ast, A.Laws 4+1reb
Vivo/Franca: F.Penna 16+6reb+2ast, M.Dornelles 13+4reb+2ast, H.Garcia 12+3ast, B.Araujo 10+3reb, W.Drudi 8+6reb, R.Probst 6+4reb+1ast
gschID: 153020




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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 


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Ilia STANKOV
  Spartak .
  (198-F-76)
  Avg: 28
 1. Stankov, Spartak28.0 
 2. Harper, Levski S.25.0 
 3. Vaklinov, Rilski S.23.0 
 4. Lilov, Balkan23.0 
 5. Durchev, Tundja Y.23.0 
 6. Hall, Levski Sofia22.0 
 7. Dunovic, Chernomo.21.0 
 8. Ofoegbu, Tundja Y.19.0 
 9. Marinov, Balkan19.0 
 10. Heath, Lukoil A.19.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aleksandr YANEV
  Cherno More
  (203-F/C-90)
  Avg: 17
 1. Yanev, Cherno More17.0 
 2. Slaveykov, Sparta.11.0 
 3. Dunovic, Chernomo.11.0 
 4. Marinov, Rilski S.10.0 
 5. Lilov, Balkan10.0 
 6. Stankov, Spartak9.0 
 7. Crawford, Balkan8.0 
 8. Evtimov, Levski So.8.0 
 9. Todorov, Spartak7.0 
 10. Saraliyski, Chern.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Julian RADIONOV
  Tundja Y.
  (188-G-79)
  Avg: 10
 1. Radionov, Tundja Y.10.0 
 2. Dunovic, Chernomo.6.0 
 3. Roshmanov, Cherno.5.0 
 4. Dyakovski, Sparta.4.0 
 5. Heath, Lukoil A.4.0 
 6. Velikov, Rilski S.4.0 
 7. Aleksiev, Cherno M.4.0 
 8. Durchev, Tundja Y.4.0 
 9. Georgiev, Levski S.4.0 
 10. Crawford, Balkan3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Julian RADIONOV
  Tundja Y.
  (188-G-79)
  Avg: 5
 1. Radionov, Tundja Y.5.0 
 2. Velikov, Rilski S.5.0 
 3. Dyakovski, Sparta.4.0 
 4. Durchev, Tundja Y.4.0 
 5. Heath, Lukoil A.3.0 
 6. Stoykov, Lukoil A.3.0 
 7. Dimitrov, Levski S.3.0 
 8. Kirov, Rilski S.3.0 
 9. Ivanov, Levski S.3.0 
 10. Govedarov, Tundja2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Zlatko GOCEVSKI
  Tundja Y.
  (206-C-82)
  Avg: 2
 1. Gocevski, Tundja Y.2.0 
 2. Pavlovski, Chernom.2.0 
 3. Lilov, Balkan1.0 
 4. Sundov, Lukoil A.1.0 
 5. Georgiev, Sparta.1.0 
 6. Zahariev, Rilski S.1.0 
 7. Crawford, Balkan1.0 
 8. Iliev, Cherno More1.0 
 9. Marinov, Rilski S.1.0 
 10. Ivanov, Balkan0.0 


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 (199-G/F-81, agency: Strategic Sports, college: Mississippi). 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.


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Oshawa Power announce training camp roster - by Eurobasket News
The Oshawa Power announced today that they will be holding an intra- quad game on Saturday, October 15, 2011 doors open at 6:00 p.m. and tip off is set for 6:30 p.m. at Pickering High School in Ajax, On.

'We are very pleased with the guys we have on our training camp roster.', said Gary Durrant, President of Basketball Operations.' I can't wait for everyone to see how entertaining and dynamic our guys are. Be prepared to be amazed by the Power.'

This will be the first opportunity for fans to get a sneak peek at the 2011-2012 Oshawa Power roster. Toronto native and local legend Denham Brown will also be donning the orange and black for the first time this season. Brown, is the first member of the Canadian Senior Men's National Team to sign with an NBL Canada franchise. Since arriving at training camp Brown has raised the level of competition, and has been one of the vocal leaders amongst the group.

Oshawa Power head coach, and former NBA player, Mark Strickland (6'10''-F/C-70, college: Temple) and the training camp participants will be available after the game for autographs and a meet and greet with kids.

The Oshawa Power have a preseason game at home on October 27, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. against the London Lightning and will play their first home regular season game of the season on Thursday, November 3, 2011 at the General Motors Centre, where they will tip off against the Moncton Miracles at 7:30 p.m.

Courtesy of www.oursportscentral.com


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  CHILE   


Standings - DIMAYOR
Liga Standings
North
 1. Boston Coll. 5-0 
 2. Los Leones 5-0 
 3. Sagrados 3-2 
 4. Puente Alto 3-2 
 5. Sportiva Italiana 3-4 
 6. Providencia 2-3 
 7. Sabuesos 2-4 
 8. San Juan 2-4 
 9. Stadio Italiano 1-3 
 10. Palestino 1-5 
South
 1. Osorno Basq. 4-0 
 2. Dep.Castro 3-1 
 3. Aleman 3-1 
 4. Dep.Valdivia 2-2 
 5. Dep.Ancud 2-2 
 6. Dep.Pucon 1-3 
 7. Las Animas 1-3 
 8. Temuco Basket 0-4 


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  CHINA   


Stephon Marbury about to begin new season playing basketball in China - by Eurobasket News
Chinas most beloved New Yorker, Marbury Stephon (6'2''-G-77, college: Georgia Tech), arrived for his third season in the Chinese Basketball Association at Beijing Capital Airport on October 6th with a bunch of bags, a lot of smiles and two big band-aids on his head. (And as always, a lot of people with cameras taking his photos.) After playing one and a half seasons Taiyuan, Shanxi province, and Foshan, Guangdong, two Chinese cities not exactly known as foreign hotspots, Marbury has finally made it to his Chinese professional basketball mecca, Beijing.

This season, Steph will play for the Beijing Shougang Ducks. Last season, led by former New York Knicks and Atlanta Hawks center, Randolph Morris, the Ducks finished in eighth place, which gave them the right to be swept out of the first round of the playoffs by eventual league runners-up, Xinjiang Guanghui. Aiming to build off that success, the Ducks brought back Morris for another year and signed Marbury, who interestingly enough was close to signing with the team last year before team management ultimately decided to go with Steve Francis instead. (We dont need to remind you how that ended up.) Although the team will be weakened with the departure of Jordanian national teammer, Zaid Abbas, who moved on to Fujian SBS this season to act as their Asian import, teaming up with Morris and Taiwanese national team point guard/CBA heartthrob, Lee Hsueh-lin, will give Marbury by far his best chance to make it to the post-season for the first time in his Chinese career.

Courtesy of www.insidehoops.com


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PVSK Pannon gets bigger with Nikola Vladovic - by Eurobasket News
Nikola Vladovic (214-F/C-87) will continue his career in Hungary. The Croatian big guy penned a deal with PVSK Pannon for rest of the season. Actually, he already made debut in D1. Vladovic had one point and six rebounds for 16 minutes on the court. PVSK Pannon lost at home against Kecskemeti 61-72. Nikola Vladovic spent last season with Trogir. He joined them in January averaging 5.5 points and 2.8 rebounds. In 2009/10, Vladovic played for Sibenka Sibenik. He had 7.4 ppg, 3.4 rpg and 1.2 bpg for 20 games. In the past, Vladovic was a member of Posusje, Zagorje and Split.

Milan Kolovrat joined B&W Opava - by Eurobasket News
Milan Kolovrat (207-C/F-86) joined B&W Opava and already debuted for his new team. The Croatian player nailed 10 points in the game versus NBL top team BK Decin. The latter beat fourteenth ranked B&W Opava 75-62. Decin led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter.
In 2002-2003 Milan Kolovrat started for Cibona Zagreb junior team. In 2004-2005 he moved to KK Dubrovnik (A1) as his stats read Stage1: 6 games: 4pts; Play-Out: 5 games: 1.0ppg, 1.0rpg. In 2005-2006 played for KK Dubrava Sport Tip Zagreb (A2) and in 2006-2007 joined SK Vindija (A2). In 2007-2008 appeared for Tortona Milano (Italy-C2): played there for half of season Basketball without Borders NBA camp.
In 2008-2009 joined Horsens IC (Denmark-Basketligaen) and after 20 games averaged 6.1ppg, 3.5rpg, FGP: 58.0%, FT: 69.0%.
From 2009 played for KK Zabok and even started this season for them. In Oct.'11 moved to BK Breda & Weinstein Opava (Czech Rep.-NBL).



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Astrum Levice add Daniel Ilavsky and Jaroslav Moravek - by Eurobasket News
Astrum Levice add Daniel Ilavsky (G-87, agency: Promotex) and Jaroslav Moravek (200-F/C-92) for the upcoming season. Both players were in the roster for the team in the last game.
In 2004-2005 Daniel Ilavsky started for Trnava (D2, starting five). In 2006-2007 he moved to Casta SPU Nitra (Extraliga), left in Feb.'07. In 2009-2010 played for MBK Trnava (League One). In 2010-2011 joined MBK ASK Slavia Trnava (League One, starting five). Early in 2005 he participated at the European Championships U18 Div.B in Ruzomberok and in 7 games averaged 8.1ppg, 3.6rpg, 2.4apg, FGP: 32%, 3FGP: 37.9%, FT: 80%.
Jaroslav Moravek is a 1992 year-born player. He is a Slovakian U20 National Team member. At the European Championships U20 Division B in Sarajevo (Bosnia) in 7 games he averaged 10.1ppg, 7.9rpg, FGP: 53.3%, 3PT: 30.8%, FT: 64.7%.

Last night Astrum Levice beat Levharti Chomutov 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.



CEZ Nymburk Fall in VTB United League Debut, 62-79 to Spartak St. Petersburg - by Surujh Roopnarine
The Czech Champions traveled to Russia on Sunday afternoon to face Spartak St. Petersburg for their first VTB United league contest. The Group B participants played a close game throughout, until the home side turned on the jets in the fourth quarter, outscoring the visitors by 12 points, as they eased into the 15-point victory. 27-year old center Loukas Mavrokefalidis (207-C-84) led Spartak with 15 points, while veteran forward Lamayne Wilson (204-F-80, college: Troy) paced all scorers with a game-high 18 points in defeat for Nymburk. Nymburk, which two weeks ago just missed out ona chance to play in this seasons Euroleague, maintained their poise and performance for 30 minutes, down just 33-32 at the half, and 51-48 after three. However their defensive integrity lapsed in the final quarter as Spartaks bench players asserted their quality, outscoring Nymburks reserves 32-12 for the game. The home squad also held a slight advantage in the paint, scoring 30 points as opposed to only 22 for Nymburk. Yotam Halperin (196-G-84) and Patrick Beverley (185-G-88, college: Arkansas) were the other Spartak players to reach double-figures in scoring, tallying 12 points apiece. Chester Simmons (198-G-82, college: Washington) was the only other Nymburk player to reach double-figures, scoring 11 points on 2-7 shooting, while connecting on all seven of his free-throw attempts.
ST. PETERSBURG: Loukas Mavrokefalidis (15pts), Patrick Beverley (12pts+7reb+6ast+4stl), Yotam Halperin (12pts+4reb+5ast), Valery Likhodey (7pts+9reb)
NYMBURK: Lamayne Wilson (18pts+7reb+4stl), Chester Simmons (11pts), Pavel Pumprla (8pts+5reb), Petr Benda (7pts+4reb+5to)



Milan Kolovrat joined B&W Opava - by Eurobasket News
Milan Kolovrat (207-C/F-86) joined B&W Opava and already debuted for his new team. The Croatian player nailed 10 points in the game versus NBL top team BK Decin. The latter beat fourteenth ranked B&W Opava 75-62. Decin led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter.
In 2002-2003 Milan Kolovrat started for Cibona Zagreb junior team. In 2004-2005 he moved to KK Dubrovnik (A1) as his stats read Stage1: 6 games: 4pts; Play-Out: 5 games: 1.0ppg, 1.0rpg. In 2005-2006 played for KK Dubrava Sport Tip Zagreb (A2) and in 2006-2007 joined SK Vindija (A2). In 2007-2008 appeared for Tortona Milano (Italy-C2): played there for half of season Basketball without Borders NBA camp.
In 2008-2009 joined Horsens IC (Denmark-Basketligaen) and after 20 games averaged 6.1ppg, 3.5rpg, FGP: 58.0%, FT: 69.0%.
From 2009 played for KK Zabok and even started this season for them. In Oct.'11 moved to BK Breda & Weinstein Opava (Czech Rep.-NBL).



Standings - NBL
NBL Standings
 1. BK Decin 5-0 
 2. BK Pardubice 5-1 
 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. Usti n/Labem 1-5 
 12. Plzen 1-5 
 13. Inter Bratislava 1-5 
 14. B&W Opava 0-6 


NBL round 6 best performance: Pavel Houska - by Eurobasket News
Former international forward Pavel Houska (201-F-84) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for second-ranked BK Decin, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 6.
The 27-year old player was the main contributor (22 points, eight rebounds and two assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat B&W Opava (#11, 1-5) 75-62. BK Decin was forced-out from the top positions in NBL. They are still close to the very top. BK Decin would have been even better if they kept winning the games like in the last round. They have a solid 4-1 record. In the team's last game Houska had a remarkable 52.9% from 2-point range. He has many years of experience at BK Decin, through which he has constantly improved. Pavel Houska has solid league stats. He is league's best scorer averaging so far 21.4ppg. Houska is in league's top in rebounds (5th best: 7.2rpg) and averages impressive 64.9% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 24-year old American Lekendric Longmire (196-G-87) of Usti n/Labem. Longmire had a very good evening with a double-double of 23 points and 12 rebounds. Bad luck as Usti n/Labem lost that game 81-86 to the higher-ranked USK Praha (#7, 4-2). This loss caused Usti n/Labem to slide to the very bottom (14) position in the standings. 5 lost games are too many comparing to just one victory Usti n/Labem managed to get this year. Longmire is a newcomer at Usti n/Labem, but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was another Usti n/Labem's star - American guard Thaddeus McFadden (188-G-87, agency: Stanley International). McFadden scored 19 points and grabbed eleven rebounds (!!!). Despite McFadden's great performance Usti n/Labem lost 81-86 to the higher-ranked USK Praha (#7, 4-2). But his team cannot count on just these two top stars as they also need help of the other teammates. Usti n/Labem can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have extremely bad season and 1-5 record places them at the very bottom of the standings. Too bad for McFadden he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. McFadden has a very solid season. In 6 games in Czech Republic he scored 15.0ppg. He also has 4.7rpg and 2.7spg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Lamayne Wilson (204-F-80) of CEZ Nymburk - 22 points and 4 rebounds
5. Esian Henderson (203-F-86) of Levice - 20 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Michal Sotnar (189-PG-92) of USK Praha - 14 points, 3 rebounds and 10 assists
7. Richard Field (196-F-83) of BC Kolin - 23 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Corey Muirhead (198-F-83) of BK Pardubice - 14 points, 2 rebounds and 5 assists
9. Bertengeh Gadri-Nicholson (208-C-83) of BK Prostejov - 10 points, 13 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Rob Lowery (188-G-87) of Chomutov - 17 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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Aleksei Fedortchuk claims KML weekly honour - by Eurobasket News
Russian Aleksei Fedortchuk (209-C-86, agency: RIZO) had an amazing evening in the last round for Tln Kalev and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 2.
The 25-year old center had a double-double of 18 points and fifteen rebounds, while his team crushed Parnu (1-1) with 24-point margin 91-67. Tln Kalev is placed at 4th position in Estonian KML. Tln Kalev is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 1-1 record. Fedortchuk turned to be Tln Kalev's top player in his first season with the team. Fedortchuk has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (7th best: 16.5ppg), rebounds (2nd best: 12.5rpg) and averages solid 3.5bpg,53.8% FGP and 57.1% from behind 3-point line.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 29-year old Latvian center Kaspars Cipruss (210-C-82, agency: Interperformances) of Tarvas. Cipruss impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 19 points and 15 rebounds. Of course he lead Tarvas to another comfortable win outscoring Valga/CKE (0-3) 100-74. The season is still at the very beginning and this victory may help a lot. Let's wait for the next round. Cipruss is a newcomer at Tarvas 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 another Tln Kalev's star - former international guard Mihkel Kurg (191-G-87). Kurg showcased his all-around game by recording 20 points, eight rebounds and four assists in the last round. He was another key player of Tln Kalev, helping his team with a 91-67 easy win against Parnu (1-1). Tln Kalev 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. Kurg has a great season in Estonia. After only 2 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 16.5ppg (8th best) and assists with 3.5apg (6th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Rannar Raap (188-G/F-92) of Parnu - 17 points and 7 rebounds
5. Rain Veideman (192-G-91) of Tartu Ulikool - 19 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Valmo Kriisa (190-G-74) of Tarvas - 16 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Edgars Cunda (196-G-84) of Valga/CKE - 25 points and 3 assists
8. Reimo Tamm (185-G-84) of Kalev/Cramo - 18 points and 5 rebounds
9. Tanel Kurbas (197-F-88) of Tartu Ulikool - 16 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists
10. Timo Oja (186-G-87) of Tarvas - 18 points and 4 rebounds

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


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Asvel bring in another star player - by Eurobasket News
Asvel bulked up their frontcourt. They agreed on terms of contract with Ronny Turiaf (208-C/F-83, agency: Priority Sports, college: Gonzaga). The deal is meant till the end of NBA lockout. Ronny Turiaf spent the last season in the NBA. He played for the New York Knicks. The centre posted 4.3 points, 3.2 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.2 blocks per appearance. Previously Ronny Turiaf had stints with the Lakers and the Warriors. The centre also played for CBA's Yakama Sun Kings and INSEP. The centre has been the member of French National Team since 2003. He missed 2011 EuroBasket in Lithuania getting injured just before the tournament.

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Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Talor BATTLE
  Cholet
  (182-PG-88)
  Avg: 23
 1. Battle, Cholet23.0 
 2. Loncar, Khimky20.5 
 3. Quinn, Khimky20.0 
 4. Jackson, PGE Turow20.0 
 5. Shved, CSKA19.0 
 6. Goss, AS.19.0 
 7. Collins, Zalgiris18.0 
 8. Vucevic, Buducnost18.0 
 9. Simmons, CEZ N.17.7 
 10. Kirilenko, CSKA17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Andrei KIRILENKO
  CSKA
  (205-F-81)
  Avg: 15
 1. Kirilenko, CSKA15.0 
 2. Edwards, Grave.11.0 
 3. Loncar, Khimky8.5 
 4. Radenovic, BC Do.8.0 
 5. Dikoudis, PAOK8.0 
 6. Cain, VEF Riga8.0 
 7. Necas, CEZ Nymburk8.0 
 8. Green, Charleroi7.7 
 9. Simonovic, ALBA7.5 
 10. Armstrong, AS.7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Milos TEODOSIC
  CSKA
  (195-G-87)
  Avg: 8
 1. Teodosic, CSKA8.0 
 2. Causeur, Cholet6.0 
 3. Moore, PGE Turow6.0 
 4. Acik, Galatasaray5.3 
 5. Rice, Lietuvos.5.3 
 6. Kirilenko, CSKA5.0 
 7. Mallet, Charleroi5.0 
 8. Weaver, ALBA4.5 
 9. Collins, Zalgiris4.0 
 10. Wood, ALBA4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Dante STIGGERS
  PAOK
  (187-PG-82)
  Avg: 3
 1. Stiggers, PAOK3.0 
 2. Gordon, Galatasaray2.7 
 3. Quinn, Khimky2.5 
 4. Kelati, Khimky2.5 
 5. Thompson, AS.2.5 
 6. Siskauskas, CSKA2.0 
 7. Albicy, Gravelines2.0 
 8. Broyles, Charleroi2.0 
 9. Causeur, Cholet2.0 
 10. Teodosic, CSKA2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrei KIRILENKO
  CSKA
  (205-F-81)
  Avg: 4
 1. Kirilenko, CSKA4.0 
 2. Kravtsov, BC Do.3.0 
 3. Issa, Gravelines3.0 
 4. Riddick, Charleroi2.3 
 5. Vaty, Gravelines2.0 
 6. Goree, PAOK2.0 
 7. Cain, VEF Riga2.0 
 8. Fofana, AS.1.5 
 9. Valanciunas, Lietu.1.3 
 10. Thompson, AS.1.0 


CSKA beats Zalgiris in regular season opener - by Eurobasket News
Group B
Zalgiris - CSKA 74-87
CSKA Moscow never trailed as it unveiled its new roster and shined bright en route to an impressive 74-87 victory over Zalgiris Kaunas in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Opening Game Monday at Zalgirio Arena. In his first Euroleague action in a decade, Andrei Kirilenko (205-F-81) teamed with former Euroleague MVP Milos Teodosic (195-G-87) to pepper the opening game record book, while Alexey Shved came through with a Euroleague career-high 19 points. Kirilenko finished with 17 points, 15 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 blocks to set a new standard for performance index rating in the opening game with 37. He also now has the second most rebounds and blocks in opening game history. Milos Teodosic amassed 16 points and 8 assists for CSKA to tie former teammate Theo Papaloukas for the most dishes in the opening game. Former Zalgiris player Darjus Lavrinovic (212-C-79) added 12 points in 13 minutes and Nenad Krstic (214-C-83, agency: INVICTUS Sports Group) scored 11 over the winners. CSKA jumped ahead early and led by 12 after a Shved triple to open the second quarter. Sonny Weems (198-G/F-86, college: Arkansas) led Zalgiris on an 11-0 charge to get back in the game, but the hosts never took the lead and Teodosic and Lavrinovic had CSKA up 31-44 by halftime. And Zalgiris never fully recovered. DeJuan Collins paced Zalgiris with 18 points and 4 assists and Sonny Weems scored 16 in his Euroleague debut. At halftime, Euroleague all-time leading scorer Marcus Brown, who announced his retirement last week, was honored by both teams. *Courtesy of Euroleague



Standings
Euroleague Standings
Group A
 1. Bennet Cantu 0-0 
 2. Olympiakos 0-0 
 3. Caja Laboral 0-0 
 4. Fener.Ulker 0-0 
 5. Nancy 0-0 
 6. Bizkaia Bilbao 0-0 
Group B
 1. CSKA 1-0 
 2. Panathinaikos 0-0 
 3. KK Zagreb CO 0-0 
 4. Brose Baskets 0-0 
 5. Unicaja 0-0 
 6. Zalgiris 0-1 
Group C
 1. Charleroi 0-0 
 2. Maccabi T-A 0-0 
 3. Partizan 0-0 
 4. Armani MI 0-0 
 5. Real Madrid 0-0 
 6. Anadolu Efes 0-0 
Group D
 1. Galatasaray 0-0 
 2. Montepaschi 0-0 
 3. FCB Regal 0-0 
 4. Asseco Prokom 0-0 
 5. Unics 0-0 
 6. Union Olimpija 0-0 


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KORISLIIGA: Pyrinto defeated Karhu - by Rauno Hurmalainen
Korisliiga, Round 6: Karhu (Kauhajoki) visiting tonight in Tampere, but hosting Pyrinto was not afraid of Karhu's tough season start and defeated the visitor 89-67 (43-33). Quarters: 24-14, 19-19, 21-15, 25-19. Antero Lehto (184-G-84) led Pyrinto (2-1) with 20 points. Kenneth Lowe (192-G-80, college: Purdue) added 18 pts and Damon Williams (201-F-73, college: Colorado St.-Pueblo) had a double-double 13pts/10rbs. Karhu (4-2) was shooting 15% (3/20) from behind the arc. Kelly Beidler (199-F-88, agency: R.H.Consultancy, college: Mt.St.Mary's) scored team high 17 pts and grabbed nine rebounds. Henri Hirvikoski (191-G/F-86) had also 17 pts and Todd Hendley (206-F-84, college: NC-Wilmington) 13 pts.
Mikko Tupamaki , 33, will be the Head Coach of Vilpas (Salo) next three years (2011-14). And American Derrick Crayton (202-F-75, college: UALR), 36, will be FoKoPo's new Head Coach at Forssa in Division 1.


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


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Asvel bring in another star player - by Eurobasket News
Asvel bulked up their frontcourt. They agreed on terms of contract with Ronny Turiaf (208-C/F-83, agency: Priority Sports, college: Gonzaga). The deal is meant till the end of NBA lockout. Ronny Turiaf spent the last season in the NBA. He played for the New York Knicks. The centre posted 4.3 points, 3.2 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.2 blocks per appearance. Previously Ronny Turiaf had stints with the Lakers and the Warriors. The centre also played for CBA's Yakama Sun Kings and INSEP. The centre has been the member of French National Team since 2003. He missed 2011 EuroBasket in Lithuania getting injured just before the tournament.

ProA: Round Two review - by Eurobasket News
There were only 2 rounds played so far and it's still very beginning of the Regular Season in ProA.

Le Havre - Poitiers 87-82
Poitiers (1-1) recorded its first loss on the court of STB Le Havre on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by STB Le Havre 87-82. Poitiers trailed by 11 points after 3 quarters before a 25-19 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 82-87 at the end of the game. STB Le Havre made 19-of-21 free shots (90.5 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was American guard Nic Wise (178-87, college: Arizona) who scored 24 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. American-Venezuelan guard John Cox (195-81, college: USF) chipped in 22 points. Forward Pierre-Yves Guillard (201-84) produced a double-double by scoring 10 points and 11 rebounds and American forward Antonio Grant (198-76, college: S.Carolina, agency: Interperformances) added 18 points respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. STB Le Havre is looking forward to face Strasbourg IG on the road in the next round. Poitiers will play against JDA Dijon and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Poitiers: A.Grant 18+4reb+2ast, J.J.J. Miller 18+1reb+2ast, E.Fournier 13+6reb+1ast, P.Guillard 10+11reb+3ast, R.Wright 8+1reb+1ast, Y.Devehat 6+1reb
Le Havre: N.Wise 24+5reb+5ast, J.Cox 22+4reb+3ast, B.Boddicker 15+8reb+3ast, G.Jenkins 10+10reb+3ast, N.Pope 6+4reb+1ast, C.Leonard 5+1reb+1ast
gschID: 133503


Nancy - Strasbourg 67-62
Sluc Nancy used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Strasbourg 67-62. Strasbourg IG was ahead by 4 points at the halftime before a 37-28 second half run of Sluc Nancy. Strangely Strasbourg IG outrebounded Sluc Nancy 48-29 including 34 on the defensive glass. 24 personal fouls committed by Strasbourg IG helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American guard John Linehan (175-78, college: Providence) notched 18 points and 7 assists to lead the effort and Nigerian forward Akinlolu Akingbala (208-83, college: Clemson) supported him with 12 points and 12 rebounds. Even a double-double of 12 points and 13 rebounds by American forward Lavoy Allen (205-89, college: Temple) did not help to save the game for Strasbourg IG. His fellow American import guard Kevin Anderson (182-88, college: Richmond) added 16 points and 7 rebounds for the guests. Four Strasbourg IG players scored in double figures. Sluc Nancy's next round opponent will be JSF Nanterre on the road which should be an easy win for them. Strasbourg IG will play against STB Le Havre.
Top scorers:
Strasbourg: K.Anderson 16+7reb, L.Allen 12+13reb+3ast, J.Harper 12+9reb, A.M'Baye 10+1reb+1ast, R.Greer 6+7reb+2ast, C.Oliver 4+5reb+2ast
Nancy: J.Linehan 18+3reb+7ast, A.Moerman 14+1reb, A.Akingbala 12+12reb+2ast, P.Amagou 7+2reb+3ast, N.Batum 7+6reb+2ast, J.Shuler 6+4reb+3ast
gschID: 133504


Orleans - Chalon 73-84
It looked good early as Entente Orleans 45 took an 2-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Chalon/Saor had a 24-14 second period charge getting the lead and Entente Orleans 45 was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 73-84. Chalon/Saor dominated down low during the game scoring 46 of its points in the paint compared to Entente Orleans 45's 24. They outrebounded Entente Orleans 45 33-22 including 28 on the defensive glass. Nigerian power forward Alade Aminu (207-87, college: Georgia Tech) notched a double-double by scoring 13 points and 12 rebounds to lead the effort and American swingman Blake Schilb (200-83, college: Loyola, IL, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) supported him with 15 points and 5 assists. Four Chalon/Saor players scored in double figures. Chalon/Saor's coach Gregor Beugnot allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Even 22 points by American guard Cedrick Banks (190-81, college: Ill.-Chicago, agency: Higher Vision Sports) did not help to save the game for Entente Orleans 45. His fellow American import forward Brian Greene (204-81, college: Colorado St.) added 15 points for the hosts.
Top scorers:
Orleans: C.Banks 22+1reb+3ast, B.Greene 15+2reb+2ast, A.Sy 8+6reb+1ast, G.Joseph 8+2reb+2ast, Y.Sangare 7+1reb+5ast, D.Monds 6+7reb+1ast
Chalon: B.Schilb 15+2reb+5ast, A.Aminu 13+12reb, I.Evtimov 10+3reb+1ast, M.Delaney 10+1reb+2ast, N.Lang 8+3reb+1ast, S.Tchicamboud 8+3reb+2ast
gschID: 133505


Pau-Lacq-Orthez - Le Mans 73-83
The guests trailed by 4 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 83-73. Le Mans made 18-of-21 free shots (85.7 percent) during the game. Brazilian power forward Joao Paulo Batista (207-81, college: Gonzaga) scored 18 points and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and American point guard Taylor Rochestie (185-85, college: Washington St.) chipped in 14 points and 9 assists during the contest. Five Le Mans players scored in double figures. American guard Teddy Gipson (193-80, college: Arkansas, agency: Court Side) responded with 24 points and 6 rebounds and naturalized Senegalese forward Antoine Mendy (198-83) scored 12 points and 5 rebounds. Pau-Lacq-Orthez's coach Didier Dobbels rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Le Mans will meet at home bottom-ranked Entente Orleans 45 (#16) in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Pau-Lacq-Orthez will play against Paris-Levallois (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Pau-Lacq-Orthez: T.Gipson 24+6reb+3ast, A.Mendy 12+5reb+2ast, M.Maravic 10+4reb+2ast, M.Shakur 7+4reb+3ast, C.Elonu 7+6reb+2ast, S.Rimac 7+3reb
Le Mans: J.Paulo Batista 18+4reb+4ast, C.Kahudi 18+6reb+2ast, T.Rochestie 14+3reb+9ast, M.Sommerville 12+5reb+1ast, A.Acker 11+3reb+1ast, A.Koffi 6+2reb
gschID: 133506


Gravelines - Roanne 91-59
The game was mostly controlled by Gravelines-Dunkerque. Chorale de Roanne was better in second period 16-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Gravelines-Dunkerque dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Chorale de Roanne's 36. The former international center Ludovic Vaty (206-88, college: Moraine Valley CC) notched 17 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) to lead the effort and international guard Andrew Albicy (178-90) supported him with 11 points and 8 assists. Five Gravelines-Dunkerque players scored in double figures. Even 12 points and 9 rebounds by American forward Rick Jackson (206-89, college: Syracuse) did not help to save the game for Chorale de Roanne. Guard Philippe Braud (194-85) added 11 points for the guests. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games.
Top scorers:
Roanne: R.Jackson 12+9reb+2ast, P.Braud 11+1reb+2ast, U.Nsonwu-Amadi 8+5reb+1ast, T.Larrouquis 7+4reb+1ast, A.Tanghe 7+3reb, D.Page 5+3reb
Gravelines: L.Vaty 17+3reb+1ast, R.Jomby 13+6reb+1ast, A.Albicy 11+2reb+8ast, Y.Bokolo 11+1reb+5ast, C.Akpomedah 10+5reb, X.Silas 9+3reb
gschID: 151954


ASVEL - Paris-Levallois 75-73
The hosts were ahead by 9 points but lost the second period ending it with a 4-point deficit before their 24-18 run, which allowed them to win the game. The former international point guard Tony Parker (183-82) orchestrated the victory by scoring 21 points and 6 assists. International guard Edwin Jackson (191-89) contributed with 9 points for the winners. American forward Lamont Hamilton (208-84, college: St.John's) replied with 14 points and 9 rebounds and his fellow American import guard Eric Chatfield (191-79, college: N.Mexico) added 16 points in the effort for Paris-Levallois.
Top scorers:
Paris-Levallois: E.Chatfield 16+3reb+1ast, L.Hamilton 14+9reb, J.Williams 11+3reb+2ast, D.Noel 9+5reb+4ast, V.Masingue 8+5reb+1ast, T.Meacham 8+3reb+2ast
ASVEL: T.Parker 21+3reb+6ast, J.Skeen 13+1reb, P.Goss 11+1ast, E.Jackson 9+3reb+2ast, H.Armstrong 8+5reb, K.Tillie 6+6reb+1ast
gschID: 133500


Cholet - Nanterre 90-82
Cholet shot 64.2 percent from the field. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 26 assists comparing to just 11 passes made by JSF Nanterre's players. International guard Fabien Causeur (193-87) notched 16 points and 7 assists to lead the effort and American forward Demetris Nichols (205-84, college: Syracuse) supported him with 18 points. Cholet's coach Erman Kunter allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Even 10 points and 7 rebounds by American center Ryvon Covile (206-84, college: Detroit Mercy, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) did not help to save the game for JSF Nanterre. Guard Xavier Corosine (185-85) added 13 points for the guests. Cholet's next round opponent will be Chalon/Saor on the road and it may be the game of the week. JSF Nanterre will play against Sluc Nancy (#3).
Top scorers:
Nanterre: W.Daniels 13+2reb, X.Corosine 13+2reb+2ast, A.Gordon 10+2ast, R.Covile 10+7reb+2ast, S.Brun 9+2reb, J.Passave-Ducteil 8+5reb
Cholet: D.Nichols 18+2reb+3ast, F.Causeur 16+4reb+7ast, R.Duport 10+5reb, D.McGrath 8+2ast, T.Battle 8+2reb+3ast, C.Parsons 7+3reb+5ast
gschID: 133501


Hyeres-Toulon - Dijon 75-92
Hyeres-Toulon was not able to use a home court advantage and lost to the opponent from JDA Dijon 92-75. The game without a history. JDA Dijon led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. American swingman Sean Marshall (198-85, college: Boston Coll.) notched 22 points and 5 assists to lead the effort and the other American import power forward Andre Harris (201-85, college: Fairleigh Dickinson) supported him with 21 points and 7 rebounds. JDA Dijon's coach Jean-Louis Borg allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Even 26 points and 9 rebounds (on 13-of-14 shooting from the field) by American power forward Rick Hughes (204-73, college: Thomas More, agency: Interperformances) did not help to save the game for Hyeres-Toulon. Bosnian power forward Damir Krupalija (205-79, college: Illinois) added 6 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists for the hosts. JDA Dijon's next round opponent will be Poitiers on the road and are hoping to win another game. Hyeres-Toulon will play against Chorale de Roanne and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hyeres-Toulon: R.Hughes 26+9reb, L.Labeyrie 10+3reb, P.Morlende 10+3reb+3ast, S.Cisse 9+3reb+4ast, M.Faye 9+5reb+2ast, D.Krupalija 6+6reb+7ast
Dijon: S.Marshall 22+2reb+5ast, A.Harris 21+7reb+1ast, J.Leloup 12+1reb+1ast, Z.Moss 10+5reb, B.Dixon 9+5reb+2ast, R.Lewin 9+6reb


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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. ABA Strumica 0-1 
 8. Kozuv 0-1 
 9. Rabotnicki 0-1 


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  GEORGIA   


Superleague round 1 best performance: Brandon Gay - by Eurobasket News
American forward Brandon Gay (203-F-82, agency: Edge Sports) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Sokhumi, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 1.
The 29-year old player had a double-double of 31 points and 10 rebounds, while his team outclassed, the league's bottom-ranked team Rustavi with 46-point margin 108-62.



The second best player in last round's games was 23-year old Serbian center Ilija Milutinovic (213-C-88, agency: Global Sports Plaza) of Olympus. Milutinovic had a very good evening with a double-double of 13 points and 16 rebounds. It was enough for Olympus to edge TSU Tbilisi 69-68.
Third on the list of top players last round was another Sokhumi's star - former international guard Lasha Parghalava (191-G-87). Parghalava showcased his all-around game by recording 19 points, eight rebounds and ten assists (!!!) in the last round. He was another key player of Sokhumi, helping his team with a 108-62 easy win against Rustavi (#10, 0-1).



Other top performing players last week:
4. Mikheil Berishvili (205-F-87) of Olympus - 19 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Robert Krepsi (184-G) of MIA Tbilisi - 22 points, 2 rebounds and 10 assists
6. Sergo Atuashvili (223-C-85) of Sokhumi - 11 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Ilia Londaridze (205-C-89) of MIA Tbilisi - 22 points and 6 rebounds
8. Talba Toudjani (201-F-80) of MIA Tbilisi - 14 points and 7 rebounds
9. Davit Barbakadze (203-F-82) of Kutaisi - 16 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Tornike Niniashvili (205-C-82) of TSU Tbilisi - 19 points and 13 rebounds

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




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


Superleague Round 1 results and stats - by Eurobasket News
The Regular Season in Superleague just started.

Sokhumi - Rustavi 108-62

Sokhumi led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Sokhumi outrebounded Energy Invest 57-37 including a 39-23 advantage in defensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 34 assists comparing to just 16 passes made by Energy Invest's players. American forward Brandon Gay (203-82, college: San Diego, agency: Edge Sports) nailed a double-double by scoring 31 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists for the winning side and international guard Lasha Parghalava (191-87, college: Montana St. - Billin) accounted for 19 points, 8 rebounds and 10 assists. Five Sokhumi players scored in double figures. Guard Luka Khmelidze (195-92) came up with 19 points and 7 rebounds and forward Gela Kopaliani (193-90) added 13 points respectively for Energy Invest in the defeat.
Top scorers:
Rustavi: L.Khmelidze 19+7reb+3ast, R.Baakashvili 13+2reb, G.Kopaliani 13+2reb+1ast, D.Gugava 6+9reb+1ast, R.Chachanidze 5+1reb, D.Artsividze 4+1reb+6ast
Sokhumi: B.Gay 31+10reb+6ast, L.Parghalava 19+8reb+10ast, L.Patsatsia 16+6reb+2ast, V.Kadaria 12+9reb+2ast, I.Chlaidze 11+5reb+5ast, S.Atuashvili 11+10reb+3ast
gschID: 153089


Kutaisi - Dinamo Tbilisi 108-73

Kutaisi led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They shot the lights out from three sinking 15 long-distance shots on high 51.7 percentage. Kutaisi looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Kutaisi made 8 blocks. Guard Levan Tsekvava (190-89) stepped up and scored 20 points and 4 assists for the winners and chipped in 16 points. At the losing side point guard Givi Bakradze (185-91) responded with 12 points and 6 assists and the former international forward Irakli Keidia (203-83) scored 10 points and 6 rebounds. Five Kutaisi and four Dinamo Tbilisi players scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games.
Top scorers:
Dinamo Tbilisi: %PlayerNameByLink% 16+2reb, G.Markhvashvili 13+2reb+3ast, G.Bakradze 12+4reb+6ast, I.Keidia 10+6reb+2ast, L.Sukhishvili 9+4reb+1ast, %PlayerNameByLink% 5+4reb+1ast
Kutaisi: L.Tsekvava 20+3reb+4ast, %PlayerNameByLink% 16+3reb+3ast, G.Barbakadze 15+3reb+1ast, T.Babunashvili 12+3reb+6ast, Z.Pashayev 12+6reb+3ast, %PlayerNameByLink% 11+5reb+2ast
gschID: 153090


TSU Tbilisi - Olympus 68-69

The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Olympus looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Olympus made 8 blocks. Serbian center Ilija Milutinovic (213-88, college: Oakland, agency: Global Sports Plaza) fired a double-double by scoring 13 points, 16 rebounds and 6 blocks for the winners. The former international forward Mikheil Berishvili (205-87) chipped in 19 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Four Olympus players scored in double figures. Center Tornike Niniashvili (205-82) produced a double-double by scoring 19 points and 13 rebounds and forward Mikheil Panchulidze (192-83) added 12 points and 11 rebounds respectively for lost side.
Top scorers:
TSU Tbilisi: T.Niniashvili 19+13reb+1ast, S.Shermadini 14+7reb, M.Panchulidze 12+11reb+1ast, D.Berishvili 9+1reb+5ast, M.Chitashvili 7+2reb+6ast, G.Markoishvili 4+8reb+4ast
Olympus: M.Berishvili 19+8reb+4ast, I.Milutinovic 13+16reb+2ast, N.Sljuka 12+3reb+5ast, G.Gamqrelidze 10+4reb+7ast, G.Gulisabedashvili 8+2reb+2ast, N.Tutus 5+4reb+1ast
gschID: 153086


Samedicino - STU Tbilisi 75-104

STU led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Samedicino-Academia's 34. STU forced 24 Samedicino-Academia turnovers and outrebounded them 54-42 including 19 on the offensive glass. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when STU made 7 blocks. Samedicino-Academia was plagued by 32 personal fouls down the stretch. Forward Tato Chachibaia (201-90) stepped up and scored 17 points and 8 rebounds for the winners and forward Zviad Antadze (198-88, college: Monroe Coll.) chipped in 14 points and 7 rebounds. Five STU players scored in double figures. At the losing side guard Beqa Chikviladze (195-91) responded with 21 points and guard Konstantine Tomaradze (197-90) scored 12 points and 6 rebounds.


Top scorers:
Samedicino: B.Chikviladze 21+4reb+2ast, K.Tomaradze 12+6reb+1ast, M.Chochua 8+2reb, B.Bekauri 7+5reb+1ast, G.Shvangiradze 7+3reb+2ast, G.Kvetenadze 7+4reb+2ast
STU Tbilisi: T.Chachibaia 17+8reb+1ast, Z.Antadze 14+7reb+2ast, G.Khaniashvili 12+6reb+2ast, V.Beruashvili 12+5reb+1ast, A.Dzidziguri 10+2reb+5ast, I.Kobidze 10+4reb


gschID: 153087


MIA Tbilisi - Batumi 101-77

MIA dominated down low during the game scoring 70 of its points in the paint compared to Batumi's 36. They outrebounded Batumi 43-22 including a 33-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. MIA players were unselfish on offense dishing 25 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Robert Krepsi (184) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 22 points and 10 assists. Center Ilia Londaridze (205-89) contributed with 22 points and 6 rebounds (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field) for the winners. MIA's coach David Ustiashvili felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. point guard Irakli Mikeladze (179-94) answered with 16 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists and forward Avtandil Eliashvili (200-89) added 22 points in the effort for Batumi. Five MIA and four Batumi players scored in double figures.


Top scorers:
Batumi: A.Eliashvili 22+2reb, I.Mikeladze 16+5reb+8ast, L.Keshelava 12+3reb, N.Ramishvili 11+5reb+3ast, L.Eliadze 8+4reb, M.Ninua 6+3reb+3ast
MIA Tbilisi: R.Krepsi 22+2reb+10ast, I.Londaridze 22+6reb+1ast, T.Toudjani 14+7reb+1ast, A.Dvalishvili 13+4reb, N.Tenieshvili 13+5reb+3ast, M.Bokolishvili 5+1reb+3ast


gschID: 153088




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. Tsekvava, Kutaisi20.0 
 7. Berishvili, Olympus19.0 
 8. Parghalava, Sokhu.19.0 
 9. Niniashvili, TSU T.19.0 
 10. Khmelidze, Rustavi19.0 
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. Gay, Sokhumi6.0 
 6. Artsividze, Rustavi6.0 
 7. Babunashvili, Kuta.6.0 
 8. Chitashvili, TSU T.6.0 
 9. Bakradze, Dinamo T.6.0 
 10. Dzidziguri, STU T.5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Duda SANADZE
  Dinamo T.
  (196-G/F-92)
  Avg: 5
 1. Sanadze, Dinamo T.5.0 
 2. Beruashvili, STU T.4.0 
 3. Gulisabedash., Oly.3.0 
 4. Kuchava, Kutaisi3.0 
 5. Chikviladze, Samed.3.0 
 6. Machaladze, STU T.3.0 
 7. Gay, Sokhumi3.0 
 8. Tetelashvili, STU3.0 
 9. Krepsi, MIA T.3.0 
 10. Chachanidze, Rus.3.0 
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. Tsirekidze, Kutaisi2.0 
 7. Berishvili, Olympus2.0 
 8. Eliashvili, Batumi2.0 
 9. Machaladze, STU T.2.0 
 10. Chlaidze, Sokhumi1.0 


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  GERMANY   


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. Reid, MBC19.3 
 5. Webb, Crailsheim19.0 
 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. Black, Jena8.4 
 3. Lawson, Chemnitz8.2 
 4. Webb, Crailsheim7.8 
 5. Brown, Cuxhaven7.3 
 6. Flomo, Duesseldorf7.2 
 7. Heindel, Heidelberg7.0 
 8. Uskoski, Kirchheim7.0 
 9. Henley, ETB W.7.0 
 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. Smith, Kirchheim5.0 
 5. Jeka, Braves5.0 
 6. Burgess, Heidelberg4.3 
 7. Johnson, Chemnitz4.2 
 8. Matthews, Ehingen4.0 
 9. Harris, NBC4.0 
 10. Reese, Duesseldo.4.0 
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. Johnson, Chemnitz1.6 
 9. Harris, NBC1.6 
 10. Vargas, Ehingen1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Dmitriy CHEREMNYKH
  Braves
  (213-C-78)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Cheremnykh, Braves2.3 
 2. Zipser, Heidelberg1.7 
 3. Schoo, Heidelberg1.5 
 4. Howard, Karlsruhe1.5 
 5. Harris, Cuxhaven0.8 
 6. Flomo, Duesseldorf0.8 
 7. Veney, Leitershof.0.8 
 8. Thomas, Kirchheim0.8 
 9. Ides, NBC0.6 
 10. Mason, Webmoebel0.6 


Bryant's double-double lands him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News
24-year old center John Bryant (208-C-87) put on an amazing game in the last round for Ratiopharm and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 4.
He had a double-double of 27 points and 16 rebounds, while his team beat TBB Trier (#16, 1-3) 80-74. Ratiopharm maintains the 5th position in league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost that single game earlier this season. Ratiopharm will need more victories to improve their 3-1 record. It's Bryant's second year at Ratiopharm and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Santa Clara University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Bryant leads league in rebounds with 11.3rpg. Bryant is in league's top in and averages solid 60.0% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Marc Antonio Carter (191-G-85, agency: Limelight Hoops) of Phoenix Hagen. He is American guard in his first season at Phoenix Hagen. In the last game Carter recorded impressive 33 points and 7 rebounds. Of course Phoenix Hagen cruised to a 98-91 overtime win over the lower-ranked ALBA (#14, 1-2). The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. But Phoenix Hagen managed to improve slightly their position in standings taking 10th place. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 2-2 record is not bad and everything may still change. Carter is a newcomer at Phoenix Hagen and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 20.0ppg (#5). He also registered 6.0 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to swingman Anthony Hilliard (193-G/F-86) of Art.Dragons (#12). Hilliard scored 22 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Despite Hilliard's great performance Art.Dragons lost 109-110in overtime to the lower-ranked LTi 46ers (#15, 1-3). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Art.Dragons not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 2 games, recording just one victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Hilliard could try to bring Art.Dragons' a little bit higher in the standings. Hilliard has individually a great season in Germany. After only 3 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 9.3rpg (3rd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Dru Joyce (183-PG-85) of TBB Trier - 28 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Raymond Sykes (206-F/C-86) of Goettingen - 14 points and 14 rebounds
6. Chris Kramer (191-G-88) of s.Oliver Baskets - 18 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Immanuel McElroy (193-G-80) of NY Phantoms - 18 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Maurice Jeffers (194-G/F-79) of LTi 46ers - 23 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Wayne Bernard (190-G-81) of LTi 46ers - 21 points and 6 rebounds
10. Casey Jacobsen (198-G/F-81) of Brose Baskets - 16 points, 2 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)


ProA Round 5: Kirchheim Knights and Webmoebel Baskets share the top - by Eurobasket News
There were just five rounds played in Regular Season of ProA and we can clearly see which teams will fight for top positions and which will try to avoid bottom places. The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with change at the leadership position, extra overtimes, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

ProA round 5 caused change at the leadership position. First defeat of league's leader Mitteldeutscher BC (3-1) against sixth ranked Science City Jena (3-2) 76-69 was the most important game of the last round. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Mitteldeutscher BC. The hosts trailed by 3 points after three quarters before their 25-15 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Science City Jena dominated down low during the game scoring 46 of its points in the paint compared to Mitteldeutscher BC's 24. 28 personal fouls committed by Mitteldeutscher BC helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American guard Kenny Barker (191-86, college: Alaska-Anch.) orchestrated the victory by scoring 28 points and 4 steals. His fellow American import forward Jeremy Black (203-85, college: Tampa) contributed with 15 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Icelandic guard Hoerdur Vilhjalmsson (188-88) answered with 22 points for Mitteldeutscher BC. Science City Jena have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to fifth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Mitteldeutscher BC at the other side dropped to the third position with one game lost. They share it with Cuxhaven. They were replaced at the leadership position by Kirchheim. Mitteldeutscher BC will play next round against Leitershofen trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Science City Jena will try to continue on its current victory against fourteenth ranked NBC in Nurnberg.
The game had a very big importance for fourth-ranked Kirchheim Knights as it allowed them to take a leadership position after previous leader's (Mitteldeutscher BC) loss. Kirchheim Knights smashed 7th ranked Saar-Pfalz Braves at home 88-69. American guard Ahmad Smith (194-84, college: St.Bonaventure) stepped up and scored 15 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners and Cedric Brooks chipped in 25 points and 4 assists. American guard Robert McKiver (191-84, college: Houston) responded with 19 points and 5 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Kirchheim Knights have a solid series of four victories in a row. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Webmoebel. Saar-Pfalz Braves at the other side dropped to the tenth place with three games lost. They share the position with Ehingen. Saar-Pfalz Braves will play next round against BG Karlsruhe trying to get back on the winning streak. Kirchheim Knights will try to continue on its current victory against eighth ranked Crailsheim Merlins on the road.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 5: Heidelberg smashed Leitershofen on the road 114-78. Duesseldorf destroyed Crailsheim on its own court 83-61. NBC unfortunately lost to Karlsruhe in a road game 75-85. ETB Wohnbau recorded a loss to Chemnitz at home 70-72. Chemnitz was defeated by Jena on the opponent's court 62-71.
The most impressive performance of 5th round was 29 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists by Jefferson Mason of Webmoebel.


Kirchheim - Braves 88-69

The game had a very big importance for fourth-ranked Kirchheim Knights as it allowed them to take a leadership position after previous leader's (Mitteldeutscher BC) loss. Kirchheim Knights smashed 7th ranked Saar-Pfalz Braves at home 88-69. The game without a history. Kirchheim Knights led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Saar-Pfalz Braves' 36. Kirchheim Knights forced 19 Saar-Pfalz Braves turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists comparing to just 8 passes made by Saar-Pfalz Braves' players. American guard Ahmad Smith (194-84, college: St.Bonaventure) stepped up and scored 15 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners and his fellow American import guard Cedric Brooks (185-80, college: Pittsburg St.) chipped in 25 points and 4 assists. Four Kirchheim Knights players scored in double figures. American guard Robert McKiver (191-84, college: Houston) responded with 19 points and 5 rebounds and British-Australian guard Lee Jeka (187-83, agency: Limelight Hoops) scored 18 points. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Kirchheim Knights have a solid series of four victories in a row. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Webmoebel. Saar-Pfalz Braves at the other side dropped to the tenth place with three games lost. They share the position with Ehingen. Saar-Pfalz Braves will play next round against BG Karlsruhe trying to get back on the winning streak. Kirchheim Knights will try to continue on its current victory against eighth ranked Crailsheim Merlins on the road.
Top scorers:
Kirchheim: C.Brooks 25+1reb+4ast, A.Smith 15+6reb+9ast, N.Menck 13+2reb+1ast, D.Uskoski 12+1reb+1ast, D.Thomas 8+6reb+2ast, S.Adeberg 4+3reb+2ast
Braves: R.McKiver 19+5reb+2ast, L.Jeka 18+3reb+2ast, E.Land 11+6reb, K.Karamatskos 6+2ast, R.Cardenas 5+3reb, D.Cheremnykh 4+4reb
gschID: 141402


Leitershofen - Heidelberg 78-114

No shocking result in a game when twelfth ranked USC Heidelberg (2-2) crushed bottom-ranked Leitershofen (0-4) in Diedorf 114-78 on Saturday. The game without a history. USC Heidelberg led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. USC Heidelberg forced 19 Leitershofen turnovers. It was a great shooting night for USC Heidelberg especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.4 percentage. Leitershofen was plagued by 32 personal fouls down the stretch. American forward Sanijay Watts (193-87, college: Cent.Missouri, agency: Limelight Hoops) orchestrated the victory by scoring 19 points. Power forward Oliver Komarek (210-86) contributed with 17 points for the winners. Four USC Heidelberg players scored in double figures. American guard Corey Hassan (193-87, college: Sacred Heart) answered with 25 points and the other American import forward Logan Stutz (205-88, college: Washburn, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement) added 19 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Leitershofen. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. USC Heidelberg moved-up to ninth place. Newly promoted Leitershofen still closes the standings with four games lost. USC Heidelberg will face ETB Wohnbau (#12) in Essen in the next round. Leitershofen will play on the road against Mitteldeutscher BC in Weissenfels and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Heidelberg: C.Sargent 19+1reb+1ast, S.Watts 19+4reb, O.Komarek 17+2reb+2ast, J.Williams 11, P.Zipser 11+7reb+1ast, C.Burgess 9+2reb+4ast
Leitershofen: C.Hassan 25+3reb+1ast, L.Stutz 19+6reb, A.Kronhardt 9+6reb+3ast, C.Ellis 7+1reb+1ast, S.Bowlin 5+1reb+1ast, A.Chalusiak 4+2ast
gschID: 141403


Duesseldorf - Crailsheim 83-61

There was a minor upset when 5th ranked Crailsheim Merlins (3-2) were smashed by eighth ranked Gloria Giants (3-2) in Duesseldorf 83-61 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by Gloria Giants. Crailsheim Merlins was better in third quarter 16-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Gloria Giants made 20-of-24 free shots (83.3 percent) during the game. They also forced 19 Crailsheim Merlins turnovers. Crailsheim Merlins were plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. American guard Aubrey Reese (183-78, college: Murray St., agency: Interperformances) orchestrated the victory by scoring 23 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Estonian forward Rait Keerles (201-80, agency: Numbers Sports Agency) contributed with 15 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Four Gloria Giants players scored in double figures. American forward Billy Baptist (196-87, college: Quincy) answered with 13 points and 6 rebounds and naturalized American forward Joseph Buck (201-81, college: USC) added 17 points in the effort for Crailsheim Merlins. Crailsheim Merlins' coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Gloria Giants moved-up to fifth place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Crailsheim Merlins. Gloria Giants will face Ehingen/Urspringschule (#11) in Allmendingen in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Crailsheim Merlins will play at home against the league's leader Kirchheim Knights (#1).
Top scorers:
Duesseldorf: A.Reese 23+5reb+4ast, R.Keerles 15+5reb+1ast, P.Flomo 12+8reb+1ast, M.Petric 11+2reb, P.Friedel 9+2reb+5ast, S.Evans 7+1reb+1ast
Crailsheim: J.Buck 17+2reb, B.Baptist 13+6reb+3ast, D.Webb 9+2reb+1ast, A.Sivorotka 9+4reb, M.Hill 7+3reb+1ast, J.Dunbar 6+1reb
gschID: 141404


Jena - MBC 76-69

ProA round 5 caused change at the leadership position. First defeat of league's leader Mitteldeutscher BC (3-1) against sixth ranked Science City Jena (3-2) 76-69 was the most important game of the last round. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Mitteldeutscher BC. The hosts trailed by 3 points after three quarters before their 25-15 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Science City Jena dominated down low during the game scoring 46 of its points in the paint compared to Mitteldeutscher BC's 24. 28 personal fouls committed by Mitteldeutscher BC helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American guard Kenny Barker (191-86, college: Alaska-Anch.) orchestrated the victory by scoring 28 points and 4 steals. His fellow American import forward Jeremy Black (203-85, college: Tampa) contributed with 15 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Icelandic guard Hoerdur Vilhjalmsson (188-88) answered with 22 points and American forward Marcus Smallwood (198-82, college: N.Illinois, agency: Court Side) added 9 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Mitteldeutscher BC. Science City Jena have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to fifth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Mitteldeutscher BC at the other side dropped to the third position with one game lost. They share it with Cuxhaven. They were replaced at the leadership position by Kirchheim. Mitteldeutscher BC will play next round against Leitershofen trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Science City Jena will try to continue on its current victory against fourteenth ranked NBC in Nurnberg.
Top scorers:
Jena: K.Barker 28+4reb, J.Black 15+7reb+2ast, C.Roquette 8+6reb, E.Vierneisel 7+5reb, C.Adams 6+2reb, T.Kepkay 5+5reb
MBC: H.Vilhjalmsson 22+4reb+3ast, S.Leutloff 9+5reb+1ast, M.Smallwood 9+7reb, D.Hargrove 8+3reb+2ast, A.Reid 7+5reb+3ast, P.Heyden 6+8reb
gschID: 141398


Karlsruhe - NBC 85-75

There was a small surprise when fifteenth ranked BG Karlsruhe (1-4) won against at home 13th ranked NBC (1-4) 85-75 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by BG Karlsruhe. NBC was better in fourth quarter 31-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. BG Karlsruhe had a 29-18 advantage in offensive rebounds. NBC was plagued by 29 personal fouls down the stretch. Forward Rouven Roessler (200-80) orchestrated the victory by scoring 20 points and 5 rebounds. American center Justin Howard (208-81, college: Mercer) contributed with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Five BG Karlsruhe players scored in double figures. American power forward Cory Abercrombie (201-85, college: Independence CC) answered with 23 points and 9 rebounds and swingman Cornelius Adler (195-89) added 11 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for NBC. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. BG Karlsruhe left bottom position moving up to thirteenth place, which they share with defeated NBC. BG Karlsruhe will face higher ranked Saar-Pfalz Braves (#10) in Homburg in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Karlsruhe: R.Roessler 20+5reb+3ast, M.Samarco 14+5reb+3ast, J.Howard 14+12reb, M.Stockton 11+6reb+5ast, M.Hubner 10+7reb+3ast, M.Boggan 7+1ast
NBC: C.Abercrombie 23+9reb, C.Adler 11+5reb, J.Harris 10+1reb+4ast, W.Chavis 8+2ast, S.Schroeder 7+3reb, J.Reile 5+4reb
gschID: 141399


Ehingen - Webmoebel 105-108 OT

Webmoebel Baskets needed overtime to beat Ehingen 108:105. Mason stepped up with 29 points and 9 rebounds, while Jost scored 18. Vargas ended up with 23 points in the losing effort.

Top scorers:
Webmoebel: J.Mason 29+9reb+4ast, J.Stommes 21+3reb+1ast, M.Jost 18+7reb+3ast, J.Diggs 16+3reb+3ast, M.Fleischmann 9+3reb+3ast, N.Freer 9+2reb
Ehingen: A.Vargas 23+3reb, A.Calvin 17+7reb+3ast, G.Williamson 16+4reb+6ast, W.Creekmore 15+8reb+2ast, A.Buechert 12+2reb+3ast, V.Matthews 8+1reb+2ast


gschID: 141400


ETB Wohnbau - Chemnitz 70-72

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 11th ranked ETB Wohnbau's (1-3) home loss to tenth ranked BV Chemnitz 99 (3-2) in Essen 70-72 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 38-33 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. American players dominated the game. point guard Gary Johnson (188-82, college: Cent.Florida) orchestrated the victory by scoring 13 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Center Donald Lawson (208-88, college: W.Michigan) contributed with 16 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Forward Joseph Henley (196-85, college: Sacred Heart) answered with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 12 rebounds and forward Kendall Chones (201-84, college: Colgate, agency: Dynamics Global Management) added 15 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for ETB Wohnbau. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. BV Chemnitz 99 moved-up to fifth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser ETB Wohnbau dropped to the twelfth position with three games lost. BV Chemnitz 99 will face higher ranked Cuxhaven BasCats (#3) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. ETB Wohnbau will play against USC Heidelberg (#9).
Top scorers:
Chemnitz: D.Lawson 16+7reb, G.Johnson 13+7reb+6ast, T.Ishizaki 11, A.Rosenthal 10+1reb+2ast, P.Stachula 9+1reb, T.Shaw 6+9reb+2ast
ETB Wohnbau: J.Henley 17+12reb+1ast, K.Chones 15+5reb, C.Alexander 12+1reb+3ast, K.Kern 10+1reb+4ast, B.Nash 6+4reb+1ast, M.Buljevic 5+2reb+1ast
gschID: 141401


Round 1
Jena - Chemnitz 71-62

Everything went according to plan when sixth ranked Science City Jena (3-2) defeated at home 10th ranked BV Chemnitz 99 (3-2) 71-62 on Wednesday. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But BV Chemnitz 99 won third quarter 19-9. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Science City Jena won last quarter 24-16. They made 22-of-27 free shots (81.5 percent) during the game. American guard Kenny Barker (191-86, college: Alaska-Anch.) orchestrated the victory by scoring 18 points and 8 assists. Power forward Christoph Roquette (203-82) contributed with 12 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Four Science City Jena players scored in double figures. Science City Jena's coach Georg Eichler used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. American center Donald Lawson (208-88, college: W.Michigan) answered with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds and Japanese point guard Takumi Ishizaki (188-84) added 18 points in the effort for BV Chemnitz 99. Science City Jena have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to fifth place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated BV Chemnitz 99. Science City Jena will face NBC (#14) in Nurnberg in the next round and are hoping to win another game. BV Chemnitz 99 will play at home against Cuxhaven BasCats (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Jena: K.Barker 18+3reb+8ast, E.Vierneisel 12+2reb+1ast, C.Roquette 12+8reb+1ast, T.Schwartz 12+4reb, J.Black 8+9reb+2ast, T.Kepkay 4+4reb+2ast
Chemnitz: T.Ishizaki 18+4reb+1ast, G.Johnson 17+2reb+1ast, D.Lawson 12+11reb+1ast, J.Schmidt 6+3reb+1ast, T.Shaw 5+2reb, J.Schaffrath 2+5reb+1ast
gschID: 151135




ProB Round 5: Hannover Tigers remain the only undefeated team - by Eurobasket News
After 5 rounds played we can already see who rules in the ProB and who belongs to weaker ones. There was no lack of interesting games this round. The round ended with loss of the undefeated team, favorites losing the games and even winless team recording their first victory.

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated SC Rasta Vechta (3-1) on the court of leader Hannover Tigers on Saturday night. Visitors were edged by Hannover Tigers 72-69. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of SC Rasta Vechta. It was a key game for the top position in Group North as both teams had the same 3-0 record before this meeting. Hannover Tigers forced 20 SC Rasta Vechta turnovers. 24 personal fouls committed by SC Rasta Vechta helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Swingman Jan-Peter Prasuhn (198-82) stepped up and scored 14 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners and naturalized Canadian guard Stephen Janzen (191-82) chipped in 17 points and 6 rebounds. Guard Marvin Boadu (193-89) responded with 13 points and 6 rebounds. Hannover Tigers have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain first place in Group North with 4-0 record. SC Rasta Vechta at the other side dropped to the third position with one game lost. Hannover Tigers will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. SC Rasta Vechta will play on the road against SG Schwelmer Baskets and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very significant was Spot Up Medien Baskets' (#6) 15-point road victory against 5th ranked SC Rist Wedel in Group North 98-83. Center Frank Theis (200-82) nailed 27 points and 9 rebounds for the winning side and Daniel Theis accounted for 23 points and 9 rebounds. American center Anthony Pettaway (203-87, college: Defiance) came up with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds for SC Rist Wedel in the defeat. SC Rist Wedel's coach rotated twelve players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Spot Up Medien Baskets have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to fourth place in Group North, which they share with Schwelm and Stahnsdorf. SC Rist Wedel at the other side dropped to the ninth position with three games lost. They share it with Wolfenbuettel. Spot Up Medien Baskets will play against Bayer Giants (#11) in Leverkusen in the next round and are hoping to win another game. SC Rist Wedel will play at home against Hertener Loewen and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked SG Schwelmer Baskets (3-2) against fourth ranked BSV Wulfen (4-1) on Saturday night. Visiting SG Schwelmer Baskets were defeated by BSV Wulfen in a tough game in Wulfen 68-74. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of SG Schwelmer Baskets. It was a key game for the second position in Group North. The best player for the winners was Dijon Smith who had a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds (perfect from the field making all seven shots !!!). BSV Wulfen's coach Thorsten Morzuch used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Jason Holmes produced 26 points and 6 rebounds (was perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line !!!) for the guests. BSV Wulfen moved-up to second place in Group North. Loser SG Schwelmer Baskets dropped to the fourth position with two games lost. They share it with SU Medien and Stahnsdorf. BSV Wulfen will meet at home Herzoege Wolfenbuettel (#10) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. SG Schwelmer Baskets will play against SC Rasta Vechta (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Leipzig. Leader host USC Leipzig (4-1) lost to second ranked BSW Sixers (4-1) 84-76. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of USC Leipzig. It was a key game for the top position in Group South. Sascha Ahnsehl orchestrated the victory by scoring 26 points and 5 assists. BSW Sixers' coach Stephen Arigbabu allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. BSW Sixers have a solid series of four victories in a row. They keep a position of Group South leader, which they share with 4 other teams including defeated USC Leipzig. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Bayer Giants has registered their first victory this season after three consecutive loses. The win is especially important as it came on the road game in Wolfenbuettel, where they defeated Herzoege Wolfenbuettel (2-3) 89-78 on Sunday. Jack Eggleston stepped up and scored 20 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Bayer Giants maintains eleventh place in Group North with 1-3 record. Loser Herzoege Wolfenbuettel dropped to the ninth position with three games lost. Bayer Giants will face higher ranked Spot Up Medien Baskets (#5) in Braunschweig in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 5:
In Group North winless Bernau was destroyed by Stahnsdorf on the opponent's court 92-71. Herten managed to outperform ALBA Berlin II in a home game 87-72.
In Group South Licher Baeren was rolled over Gotha on the road 93-72. Noerdlingen defeated Langen on its own court 101-91. Dragons smashed BG Illertal in Rhoendorf 112-76. Giessen lost to Hanau at home 68-77. TSV Troester managed to outperform Fraport SKY II on the opponent's court 89-77.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 36 points (!!!) by Jason Jamerson of Noerdlingen.


Group North
Stahnsdorf - Bernau 92-71

Very expected game in Stahnsdorf where bottom-ranked SSV Lok Bernau (0-5) was crushed by ninth ranked RSV Eintracht (3-2) 92-71 on Sunday. The hosts trailed by 12 points after first quarter, but they stormed back and won the game by 21 points. RSV Eintracht dominated down low during the game scoring 70 of its points in the paint compared to SSV Lok Bernau's 40. SSV Lok Bernau was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. American forward Kellen Williams (194-84, college: E.Washington, agency: Dynamics Global Management) stepped up and scored 26 points and 9 rebounds for the winners and power forward Yannick Evans (202-86) chipped in 21 points and 9 rebounds. Four RSV Eintracht players scored in double figures. RSV Eintracht's coach Vladimir Pastushenko felt very confident that he used 10 players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. American power forward Martinis Woody (201-82, college: Benedict) responded with a double-double by scoring 23 points, 11 rebounds and 4 blocks and forward Sebastian Trzcionka (197-79) scored 15 points and 5 assists. RSV Eintracht moved-up to fourth place in Group North, which they share with Schwelm and SU Medien. Loser SSV Lok Bernau still closes the standings with five games lost. RSV Eintracht will face Dorsten (#7) at home in the next round. SSV Lok Bernau will play against ALBA Berlin II (#12) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Bernau: M.Woody 23+11reb, S.Trzcionka 15+2reb+5ast, I.Hilliard 14+4reb+1ast, F.Schekauski 8+5reb+2ast, M.Bogdanov 5+1reb+1ast, J.Heide 4+5ast
Stahnsdorf: K.Williams 26+9reb, Y.Evans 21+9reb+2ast, T.Schoeps 12+2reb+1ast, B.Butler 11+1reb+3ast, O.Mackeldanz 6+1reb+1ast, T.Lange 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 143596


Rist Wedel - SU Medien 83-98

Very significant was Spot Up Medien Baskets' (#6) 15-point road victory against 5th ranked SC Rist Wedel in Group North 98-83. The game was mostly controlled by Spot Up Medien Baskets. SC Rist Wedel was better in fourth quarter 26-25. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Spot Up Medien Baskets made 27-of-32 charity shots (84.4 percent) during the game. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. Center Frank Theis (200-82) nailed 27 points and 9 rebounds for the winning side and center Daniel Theis (207-92) accounted for 23 points and 9 rebounds. Four Spot Up Medien Baskets players scored in double figures. American center Anthony Pettaway (203-87, college: Defiance) came up with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds and the other American import guard Augie Johnston (185-86, college: Cal.St.-Monterey) added 19 points respectively for SC Rist Wedel in the defeat. SC Rist Wedel's coach rotated twelve players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Spot Up Medien Baskets have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to fourth place in Group North, which they share with Schwelm and Stahnsdorf. SC Rist Wedel at the other side dropped to the ninth position with three games lost. They share it with Wolfenbuettel. Spot Up Medien Baskets will play against Bayer Giants (#11) in Leverkusen in the next round and are hoping to win another game. SC Rist Wedel will play at home against Hertener Loewen and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Rist Wedel: A.Johnston 19+4reb+2ast, A.Pettaway 17+10reb, J.Laatzen 11+1reb+2ast, F.Luehring 9+2reb, I.Akpinar 6+2reb+5ast, F.Moysich 6+3reb+6ast
SU Medien: F.Theis 27+9reb+1ast, D.Theis 23+9reb+3ast, D.Schroeder 18+3reb+7ast, D.Czepczynski 10, L.Gertz 10+1reb, H.Sant-Roos 6+3reb+9ast
gschID: 143591


Hannover - Vechta 72-69

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated SC Rasta Vechta (3-1) on the court of leader Hannover Tigers on Saturday night. Visitors were edged by Hannover Tigers 72-69. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of SC Rasta Vechta. It was a key game for the top position in Group North as both teams had the same 3-0 record before this meeting. Hannover Tigers forced 20 SC Rasta Vechta turnovers. 24 personal fouls committed by SC Rasta Vechta helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Swingman Jan-Peter Prasuhn (198-82) stepped up and scored 14 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners and naturalized Canadian guard Stephen Janzen (191-82) chipped in 17 points and 6 rebounds. Guard Marvin Boadu (193-89) responded with 13 points and 6 rebounds and American forward A.J. Rudowitz (198-88, college: Stonehill) scored 8 points and 13 rebounds. Four SC Rasta Vechta players scored in double figures. Hannover Tigers have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain first place in Group North with 4-0 record. SC Rasta Vechta at the other side dropped to the third position with one game lost. Hannover Tigers will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. SC Rasta Vechta will play on the road against SG Schwelmer Baskets and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Vechta: B.Fumey 14+6reb, M.Reid 13+3reb, M.Boadu 13+6reb+3ast, F.Stuckemann 10+4reb, A.Rudowitz 8+13reb+1ast, D.Krause 5
Hannover: S.Janzen 17+6reb, R.Williams 17+3reb+2ast, J.Prasuhn 14+8reb+4ast, J.Doerksen 8+3reb+1ast, M.Williams 5+3reb, A.Smith 5+2reb+2ast
gschID: 143592


Herten - ALBA Berlin II 87-72

The game between closely ranked teams ended with tenth ranked Hertener Loewen's (2-2) home victory over bottom-ranked ALBA Berlin II (0-4) 87-72 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 49-32 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Hertener Loewen made 20-of-22 free shots (90.9 percent) during the game. American forward Ryan Daugherty (193-87, college: Kennesaw St.) stepped up and scored 18 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners and forward Vincent Kittmann (199-88) chipped in 12 points and 17 rebounds. Daugherty is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Naturalized Turkish forward Cem Dinc (211-85, college: Harvard) responded with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 15 rebounds and guard Joey Ney (197-92) scored 14 points and 7 rebounds. Five Hertener Loewen and four ALBA Berlin II players scored in double figures. Hertener Loewen moved-up to seventh place in Group North, which they share with Dorsten. Loser ALBA Berlin II still closes the standings with four games lost. Hertener Loewen will face SC Rist Wedel (#9) on the road in the next round. ALBA Berlin II will play against SSV Lok Bernau and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
ALBA Berlin II: C.Dinc 18+15reb+2ast, J.Ney 14+7reb+1ast, M.Marin 13+2reb, T.Grauel 12+4reb, S.Fulle 5+3reb+2ast, T.Horn 3
Herten: R.Daugherty 18+5reb+7ast, M.Berger 17+2reb+3ast, C.Hackenesch 15+3reb, J.Taylor 13+4reb+6ast, V.Kittmann 12+17reb+1ast, C.Marquardt 6
gschID: 143593


Wulfen - Schwelm 74-68

Very important is a road loss of third ranked SG Schwelmer Baskets (3-2) against fourth ranked BSV Wulfen (4-1) on Saturday night. Visiting SG Schwelmer Baskets were defeated by BSV Wulfen in a tough game in Wulfen 68-74. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of SG Schwelmer Baskets. It was a key game for the second position in Group North. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 17-10. But SG Schwelmer Baskets won second period 26-23. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The best player for the winners was American forward Dijon Smith (203-89, college: Ft.Hays State) who had a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds (perfect from the field making all seven shots !!!). His fellow American import guard Steve Briggs (178-85, college: Okla.Wesleyan) chipped in 18 points. BSV Wulfen's coach Thorsten Morzuch used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. American guard Jason Holmes (191-86, college: Le Moyne) produced 26 points and 6 rebounds (was perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line !!!) and naturalized American forward Kristofer Speier (206-81, college: Lewis-Clark) added 8 points and 6 rebounds respectively for the guests. BSV Wulfen moved-up to second place in Group North. Loser SG Schwelmer Baskets dropped to the fourth position with two games lost. They share it with SU Medien and Stahnsdorf. BSV Wulfen will meet at home Herzoege Wolfenbuettel (#10) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. SG Schwelmer Baskets will play against SC Rasta Vechta (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Schwelm: J.Holmes 26+6reb+3ast, D.Baker 11+1reb, M.Dohmen 10+2reb+1ast, K.Speier 8+6reb, J.Ducker 4+2reb+2ast, D.Malinowski 4+5reb
Wulfen: D.Smith 21+10reb, S.Briggs 18+1reb+1ast, H.Bellscheidt 8+2reb+2ast, P.Mazur 7+2reb, T.Reuter 6+4reb+1ast, S.Hummelt 5+1reb
gschID: 143594


Wolfenbuettel - Bayer Giants 78-89

Bayer Giants has registered their first victory this season after three consecutive loses. The win is especially important as it came on the road game in Wolfenbuettel, where they defeated Herzoege Wolfenbuettel (2-3) 89-78 on Sunday. The guests trailed by 10 points after three quarters before their 30-9 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Bayer Giants made 16-of-20 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. American forward Jack Eggleston (203-88, college: Pennsylvania, agency: Pro One Sports) stepped up and scored 20 points and 8 rebounds for the winners and guard Farid Sadek (188-83) chipped in 16 points and 9 assists. Four Bayer Giants players scored in double figures. Guard Dennis Nawrocki (190-92) responded with 24 points and 9 assists and American power forward Reggie Owens (200-87, college: Azusa Pacific) scored 19 points and 4 assists. Bayer Giants maintains eleventh place in Group North with 1-3 record. Loser Herzoege Wolfenbuettel dropped to the ninth position with three games lost. Bayer Giants will face higher ranked Spot Up Medien Baskets (#5) in Braunschweig in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Wolfenbuettel: D.Nawrocki 24+2reb+9ast, R.Owens 19+1reb+4ast, N.Staebe 13+4reb+1ast, D.Stevens 7+3reb+1ast, H.Knopke 6+9reb+5ast, M.Hart 5+5reb
Bayer Giants: J.Eggleston 20+8reb+1ast, M.Rass 18+2ast, F.Sadek 16+4reb+9ast, C.Robinson 14+2reb, M.Goddek 9+2reb+2ast, L.Welling 8+2reb+1ast
gschID: 143595


Group South
Leipzig - BSW Sixers 76-84

The game between Top Four teams took place in Leipzig. Leader host USC Leipzig (4-1) lost to second ranked BSW Sixers (4-1) 84-76. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of USC Leipzig. It was a key game for the top position in Group South. USC Leipzig was ahead by 2 points at the halftime before a 24-12 third quarter run of BSW Sixers. They also forced 21 USC Leipzig turnovers. 26 personal fouls committed by USC Leipzig helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Guard Sascha Ahnsehl (186-86) orchestrated the victory by scoring 26 points and 5 assists. American forward Aaron Fleetwood (206-84, college: Delaware St., agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement) contributed with 15 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. BSW Sixers' coach Stephen Arigbabu allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Forward Walter Simon (202-89, college: Cumberland) answered with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 13 rebounds and American forward Monyea Pratt (196-85, college: Stillman) added 14 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for USC Leipzig. Four USC Leipzig players scored in double figures. BSW Sixers have a solid series of four victories in a row. They keep a position of Group South leader, which they share with 4 other teams including defeated USC Leipzig. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Leipzig: L.Morinia 18+3reb+7ast, W.Simon 16+13reb+1ast, M.Pratt 14+10reb+5ast, R.Schirmer 12+7reb+1ast, R.Frohlich 5+3reb+1ast, K.Schweiger 4
BSW Sixers: S.Ahnsehl 26+4reb+5ast, F.Diestelhorst 16+2reb, A.Fleetwood 15+7reb+3ast, S.Ahnsehl 9+3reb+2ast, M.Haut 7+4reb+2ast, R.McLemore 7+6reb
gschID: 143735


Gotha - Licher Baeren 93-72

Not a big story in a game when 6th ranked Licher Baeren (2-3) was rolled over on the road by fourth ranked Oettinger Rockets Gotha (4-1) 93-72 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Oettinger Rockets Gotha. Licher Baeren was better in fourth quarter 24-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Oettinger Rockets Gotha shot the lights out from three sinking 15 long-distance shots on high 53.6 percentage. Naturalized Russian forward Albert Kuppe (195-88) stepped up and scored 27 points for the winners and American swingman Marcus Monk (198-86, college: Arkansas) chipped in 15 points and 7 rebounds. Oettinger Rockets Gotha's coach Marko Simic felt very confident that he used 10 players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Power forward Daniel Dorr (202-83) responded with 20 points and American forward Tyrone Bradshaw (203-86, college: S.Indiana, agency: KMG Sports Management) scored 11 points. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Oettinger Rockets Gotha keeps a position of Group South leader, which they share with 4 other teams. Licher Baeren lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the seventh place with three games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Licher Baeren: D.Dorr 20+1reb+2ast, B.Chappell 15+2reb, T.Bradshaw 11+4reb+2ast, R.Christen 10+6reb, J.Baumann 7+3reb, G.Aud 5+1reb+1ast
Gotha: A.Kuppe 27+4reb, T.Jarmusz 15+3reb+2ast, M.Monk 15+7reb+1ast, L.Niebuhr 14+3reb+1ast, D.Watson 9+3ast, T.Baker 5+4reb
gschID: 143736


Noerdlingen - Langen 101-91

Everything went according to plan when fifth ranked Noerdlingen (4-1) beat at home 7th ranked TV 1862 Langen (2-3) 101-91 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Noerdlingen. TV 1862 Langen was better in second period 21-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Noerdlingen dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to TV 1862 Langen's 40 and made 29-of-31 free shots (93.5 percent) during the game. They outrebounded TV 1862 Langen 34-21 including 24 on the defensive glass. TV 1862 Langen was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. American guard Jason Jamerson (188-86, college: Grand Valley St.) stepped up and scored 36 points (!!!) for the winners and his fellow American import forward Kedrick Johnson (192-83, college: Lee) chipped in 25 points and 13 rebounds. American guard Nathan Drury (188-85, college: Carroll) responded with 28 points and 4 steals and forward Marco Voeller (201-89) scored 22 points and 9 rebounds (was perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line !!!). Noerdlingen keeps a position of Group South leader, which they share with 4 other teams. Loser TV 1862 Langen keeps the seventh place with three games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Langen: N.Drury 28+3reb+3ast, M.Voeller 22+9reb+1ast, J.Domdey 16+2reb+2ast, N.Butz 9+1reb+1ast, L.Fitzgerald 8+3reb+1ast, M.Schneider 5+2reb+8ast
Noerdlingen: J.Jamerson 36+4reb+2ast, K.Johnson 25+13reb+3ast, J.Eichler 22+7reb+5ast, D.Rotim 8+4reb+5ast, F.Brutting 6+1reb+3ast, F.Sefranek 2+1reb
gschID: 143737


BG Illertal - Dragons 76-112

There was no surprise when bottom-ranked BG Illertal/Weissenhorn (0-5) was outplayed at home by ninth ranked Dragons Rhoendorf (2-2) 112-76 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Dragons Rhoendorf. BG Illertal/Weissenhorn was better in fourth quarter 26-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Dragons Rhoendorf made 26-of-32 free shots (81.3 percent) during the game. Dragons Rhoendorf outrebounded BG Illertal/Weissenhorn 39-26 including 25 on the defensive glass. BG Illertal/Weissenhorn was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Guard Nick Larsen (187-83) stepped up and scored 25 points and 6 assists (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) for the winners and Canadian guard Stuart Turnbull (188-84, agency: Numbers Sports Agency) chipped in 25 points and 5 rebounds. Four Dragons Rhoendorf players scored in double figures. Dragons Rhoendorf's coach Eric Detlev felt very confident that he used 10 players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Croatian center Mirko Soyer (212-78) responded with 28 points and 7 rebounds and American guard Harlan Fuller (185-88, college: Molloy) scored 17 points and 5 rebounds. Dragons Rhoendorf moved-up to sixth place in Group South. Loser BG Illertal/Weissenhorn still closes the standings with five games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
BG Illertal: M.Soyer 28+7reb, H.Fuller 17+5reb+3ast, M.Simic 10+5reb, B.Butler 8+4reb+1ast, G.Hagner 7+1reb+3ast, M.Heberlein 4+2reb+2ast
Dragons: N.Larsen 25+4reb+6ast, S.Turnbull 25+5reb+3ast, E.Jones 19+8reb+1ast, F.Koch 14+7reb+1ast, E.Tukiss 7+2reb, K.Reksna 7+2reb
gschID: 143738


Giessen - Hanau 68-77

No shocking result in a game when fifth ranked Hanau (4-1) won against on the road 7th ranked Giessen Pointers (2-3) 77-68 on Sunday. The game without a history. Hanau led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Giessen Pointers were plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Power forward Marian Schick (198-86) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 12 rebounds for the winners and Indian-American guard Anish Sharda (191-82, college: St.Mary's (KS)) chipped in 16 points and 8 assists. Four Hanau players scored in double figures. Swingman Zeljko Pavlovic (194-80) responded with 16 points and 6 rebounds and American guard Brian Moten (193-86, college: Bowling Green) scored 16 points. Hanau have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of Group South leader, which they share with 4 other teams. Loser Giessen Pointers keep the seventh place with three games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Giessen: B.Moten 16+3reb+1ast, Z.Pavlovic 16+6reb+3ast, F.Rotaru 14+5reb, S.Lockhart 6+8reb, D.Lockhart 6+1reb+1ast, A.Goettker 4+2reb+1ast
Hanau: A.Sharda 16+1reb+8ast, M.Schick 13+12reb, S.Koehnert 12+1reb+5ast, C.Miles 11+7reb+1ast, L.Magnusson 9+3reb+1ast, I.Ickert 8+8reb+1ast
gschID: 143739


Fraport SKY II - TSV Troester 77-89

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams in Frankfurt where 10th ranked Fraport Skyliners II (1-4) was defeated by eleventh ranked TSV Troester (1-4) 89-77 on Sunday. The guests trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 1-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 89-77. Naturalized Croatian forward Ivan Pavic (201-81) stepped up and scored 22 points and 7 rebounds for the winners and point guard Daniel Schmidt (186-90) chipped in 19 points and 9 assists (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). Forward Danilo Barthel (206-91, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement) responded with 12 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists and American guard Larry Wright (187-87, college: Oakland) scored 16 points. Four TSV Troester and five Fraport Skyliners II players scored in double figures. Fraport Skyliners II's coach tested ten players in this game, but that didn't help. TSV Troester left bottom position moving up to tenth place in Group South, which they share with Fraport SKY II. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Fraport SKY II: L.Wright 16+3reb+3ast, F.Franke 15+4reb+2ast, D.Barthel 12+7reb+5ast, M.Merz 11+1reb+2ast, D.Jemison 10+9reb+1ast, F.Theilig 7+4ast
TSV Troester: I.Pavic 22+7reb, D.Schmidt 19+1reb+9ast, D.Harris 19+4reb+5ast, T.Korndoerfer 11+5reb, J.Richter 8+3reb, J.Dippold 6+2reb
gschID: 143740




The Fraport Skyliners Cant Find Their Horse Shoe On The Rim As Bonn Display Fine Kochian Team Basketball Winning 79-64 - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Despite the strong 3-0 start by The Telekom Baskets Bonn this season, Michael Koch might have entered the Fraport arena with an eerie feeling, because 6 months ago, the last time he had set foot in the Skyliner living room, Bonn was on the verge of not making the playoffs for only the second time in their history and the club was closing out the miserable season with a 2-14 record and he was undergoing a personal basketball nightmare as sad as the attitude of Boston Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon who was caught partying shortly after the most epic September slide in baseball history who had blown 18 of their last 24 games not reaching the playoffs, a fan who had nothing better to do then launch a hot dog straight at golf legend Tiger Woods, who was concentrating on a putt or actress Lindsay Lohan racking up a 90,000 Limo bill and not having the decency to pay it. In their last meeting last season, The Deutsche Bank Skyliners trounced Bonn 78-60 and Michael Koch had some revenge on his mind and left the Fraport arena with a very satisfying 79-64 victory. The difference between last years team and this years team is like night and day. As a opponent you should always be happy to leave Frankfurt with a win. We started off well and I was happy with our play. It is obvious that not everything was working for Frankfurt. It is always nice in life when you can learn from your mistakes. We are playing team basketball and that is always best. We still have a long way to go, but am very happy with our play after four games, stressed Telekom Baskets Bonn sport director Andreas Bottcher. Bonn not only is a totally new team from last season, but already has made big strides from their last meeting with Frankfurt in the Maritim Cup in September. Bonn is a very good team that is coached well and has improved a lot. They had a very nice inside/out game, but we didnt do a good job defending, stressed Skyliner guard Michael Thompson. The eyes of Bonn quarterback Jared Jordan (188-PG-84, college: Marist) lit up when he described the Kochian team basketball of Bonn. This style is so different from when I was here two years ago. It is more European style. It reminds me of the offense we had at Marist. I had two wings and athletic guys that I could just throw the ball up into the lane. It is funny, we were so awful in our first pre season game, but since then we have improved every day. I have never seen a team in my playing career improve in such a short time like this. We just want to always win and have a lot of fun playing together, commented Jared Jordan.

The Fraport Skyliners came into the game riding on a two game winning streak and were looking for their second home win while The Telekom Baskets Bonn wanted to keep their 2010-2011 Beko BBL season unbeaten streak alive and go to 4-0. After the exciting and emotional 80-78 win against the s. Oliver Baskets Wurzburg 72 hours early, it seemed like the Fraport Skyliners would come into the Bonn game firing from all cylinders, but instead seemed to be surprised by the very structured and pumping offense of Bonn that always went full steam and was just very hard to stop. Basketball is a very simple game. We were bad in all aspects. We were unable to execute on offense and defense and paid the price. Bonn played intelligent basketball and we didnt have an answer for their play, stressed Skyliner head coach Muli Katzurin. The Telekom Baskets Bonn were lucky to catch FC Bayern Munich on the first game day with no real steady game fluid yet established and then played against weaker opponents like Phoenix Hagen and the LTi Giessen 46ers and with The Fraport Skyliners had a playoff type opponent, but they didnt let any names faze their play as they saved their best so far for the Skyliners. We play different than last season more European. We came together tonight, our chemistry is there and 25 assists speaks for itself. This was our best game of the season, stressed Telekom Baskets Bonn head coach Michael Koch.

This season, the Fraport Skyliners have produced an incredible video illustrating the cooperation between the club Skyliners and sponsor Fraport with the theme ready for take off. This short film doesnt only get the fans ready for the game to take off, but should also be the motivation for the Skyliners to take off out of the gates into a strong first quarter. Despite ex NBA player Jermareo Davidson still out of the lineup and Dunking Kong speeding around on his scooter, The Fraport Skyliners had difficulty finding their rhythm as the Telekom Baskets Bonn seemed to be on the airport tarp sooner taking off on a 8-2 lead. Last year it was the Americans that carried the load, but this season it will be Simonas Serapinas and Benas Veikalis who started a shooting frenzy early just like sharks do in the open water when they find a helpless seal bleeding to death. Bonn just showed great ball movement and the extra pass while Frankfurt was too lax. Frankfurt stayed with Bonn as Danilo Bartel who got his third start in a row scored twice inside as did Justin Gray as Frankfurt only trailed 8-7. Then it was Jordan who penetrated into the lane and then just threw the ball up to Ensminger under the basket who scored and Bonn led 10-7. Then came a very exciting NBA like show time as Qunatez Robertson dunked as did ex Boston Celtic Tony Gaffney twice as Bonn led 14-12. Gaffney finished with 13 points, six rebounds, three assists and two blocks and was almost unstoppable. Gaffney is a high energy player. He is an all around good player that brings very much energy to rebounding. He helps on rebounding and I see he worked on his jumper as well, warned Justin Gray. Gaffney can do it all. He is a team player and is all about winning. He fits in perfectly, warned Jared Jordan. Down the stretch, Bonn was able to keep the slim lead as Veikalas hit a high rainbow that somehow got over the outstretched hand of Jimmy Mckinney and Jon Leuer hit a jumper to end the first quarter as The Telekom baskets Bonn led 20-18. Bonn did a good job with ball movement. They also were excellent with finding and taking advantage of the mismatches and the athletic play of Tony Gaffney gave them a lot of stability, expressed Frankfurt Skyliner PRO B player Amil Klisura. The Telekom Baskets Bonn were shooting 50% from the field and 100% from outside while The Telekom Baskets Bonn were shooting 50% from the field and 33% from outside. Bonn had the slim 8-7 rebound lead and both teams had two turnovers a piece.

The game continued to be very tight in the first half of the second quarter as The Fraport Skyliners stayed on the heel of The Telekom Baskets Bonn, but were unable to get the lead. Mckinney tied the game with a jumper from the corner as the game was knotted as 20-20. Then it was 2007 NBA Draft pick Jared Jordan with a three pointer as he side stepped to his left from the top of the key and Justin Gray nailed a catch and pop jumper as Bonn still led 23-22. A big question mark this season with Bonn will be their deepness as the team has a 10 man rotation, but four are Germans with little experience except for 2009 Beko BBL champion Daniel Hain. Koch has not been shy of using a Fabian Thulig who has developed well in the last years and should get healthy minutes this season. Thulig was inserted into the game scored quickly inside and then dropped a jumper from the corner as Bonn led 28-24. Mckinney then hit a three pointer again, but Frankfurt still trailed 28-27. Tony Gaffney then blocked Jon Leuer where the Skyliner showed his best Ferris Bueller face not seeming to want to believe that there contact had not been seen by the ref. The block led Bonn onto a 8-0 run as Frankfurt trailed 36-27. In this big run, The Telekom Baskets Bonn continued to showcase their version of Kochian basketball as the extra pass and intelligent ball movement ruled as German Andrej Mangold hit a three pointer and 37 year old Ohio native Chris Ensminger scored inside twice. German national player Johannes Herber and Tony Gaffney traded three pointers in the last minute as The Telekom Baskets Bonn led 41-34 at halftime. Bonn did a good job not letting us get good shots. The shot clock was down a lot. We were forced to tough shots. We didnt defend well in the run with little communication on defense, stressed Amil Klisura. The Telekom Baskets Bonn were shooting 53% from the field and 46% from the three point line while The Fraport Skyliners were shooting 39% from the field and 33% from the three point line. Bonn had the 20-15 rebound advantage, but six turnovers while Frankfurt only had two.

The third quarter turned out to be the turning point of the game as The Telekom Baskets Bonn continued to shoot out the lights while The Fraport Skyliners couldnt find a horse shoe on the rim as they were unable to make the easiest of shots and in and out also were present. The Telekom Baskets Bonn jumped out on a 19-5 run to lead 60-39 and just about decide the game with 13 minutes still to play. Simonas Serapinas that has played in 64 Euroleague games got the run going with an ally-op as Robertson was too slow as the Lithuanian snuck behind him and got a perfect pass from Jordan. Gaffney got hot nailing two jumpers and Serapinas hit a three pointer as Bonn led 50-34. Roberston and Barthel were forced to tough shots hitting only the backboard and captain Marius Nolte missed an easy layup. Jordan then fed Gaffney with another ally-op dunk. Veikalas and Serapinas hit back to back three pointers as Bonn had a 17-3 run and 58-37 lead. Mckinney then scored inside and Veikalas made a very difficult lay up driving hard to the glass as Frankfurt trailed 60-39. Frankfurt finished the third quarter with a 7-2 run, but Bonn had made enough damage leading 63-46 after 30 minutes. In this run, Leuer made a tip in, Mckinney a catch and pop three pointer and Gray a floater. Coach Koch was stressing defense. We were talking more and rotating well. We are a good defensive team and it showed, expressed Beverly native Tony Gaffney. There was a stretch of 3-4 minutes where we didnt score. We were forced to taking bad shots. We needed that extra energy, but couldnt find it, warned Michael Thompson. The Telekom Baskets Bonn were shooting were shooting 55% from the field and 43% from the parking lot while the Fraport Skyliners were shooting 33% from the field and 31% from the parking lot. Bonn had the big 32-23 rebound lead, but eight turnovers while Frankfurt only had three turnovers.

The Fraport Skyliners started the fourth quarter better going on a 10-6 run to cut the Bonn lead to 69-56 as there still seemed to be a hope that some miracle was possible. Robertson scored inside, Mckinney a pull up jumper, Leuer went coast to coast after getting a defensive rebound hitting a jumper and Gray scored from the parking lot. Just as it seemed like the Skyliners were on their way back, it was the Telekom Baskets Bonn that continued keeping a good balance between offense and defense going on a 6-0 run to lead 77-56 as time was running down and the hopes of the Skyliner fans seemed to slowly dwindle. Serapinas started the run with a tip in,then a big defensive play by Bonn with a Gaffney block started the fast break as Jordan found Serapinas ahead of the pack for a simple lay in and Veikalas scored inside. Frankfurt closed out the game with an inspiring 8-2 run, but there was no time left to extend the run. Leuer was strongest in this run scoring three times including a fade away jumper over Serapinas and Barthel also scored to round out the Skyliner offense. Anytime you have a big lead, there is the tendency to let up. We did lose the fourth quarter, but continued to play hard, rebound and kept our focus, added Jared Jordan. We didnt defend well at all. We didnt rotate well and just let their bigs finish to much, responded Michael Thompson.

The Telekom Baskets Bonn were led by Simonas Serapinas with 20 points, five rebounds and five assists. Chris Ensminger and Tony Gaffney added 13 points a piece. Zvonko Buljan added 10 points and six rebounds. The Fraport Skyliners were led by Justin Gray with 21 points. Jon Leuer produced 16 points and seven rebounds and Jimmy Mckinney contributed 12 points and five rebounds. The Fraport Skyliners had a bad shooting day shooting 36% from the field and 33% from outside and had difficulty finding open shots. We executed our game plan well and executed well on defense. I think we did a good job pursuing the mismatches when they went to a small lineup, added Tony Gaffney. We followed the scouting report well, helped each other and just knew what they were running on offense, added Jared Jordan. Another game, another day at the office with less rebounds then the opponent. We didnt box out well and they just outworked us under the boards. We cant let that happen, warned Jon Leuer. Despite the disappointing loss, there was one positive aspect of the game that The Fraport Skyliners can take into the game against ratiopharm Ulm next weekend. We improved cutting down on our turnovers. We did a good job taking care of the ball and should take that into the game in Ulm and just execute better and hit more shots, warned Michael Thompson. Skyliner head coach Muli Katzurin now has 5 days time to find a noticeable structure in the offense and help find self confidence for his players as the next opponent will be tough ratiopharm Ulm October 22nd.


Dane Watts (ratiopharm Ulm) It Was The Best That I Have Seen John Bryant Play - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Dane Watts (203-F-86, agency: Pro One Sports) is a 25 year old 203cm forward from Warrensburg, Missouri. He is playing his first season for ratiopharm Ulm. He played at Creighton (NCAA) from 2004-2008 with NBA player Anthony Tolliver. In his senior year, he played 33 games: 11.3ppg, 6.4rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 53.4%, 3Pts: 42.5%, FT: 71.8%. In 2008, he came to Germany and started his professional basketball career with EnBW Ludwigsburg (Germany-1.Bundesliga, starting five): 32 games: 8.9ppg, 3.8rpg, FGP-1 (68.4%), 3PT: 30.8%, FT: 68.7%. In 2009-2010, he came to The Walter Tigers Tuebingen playing 34 games: 10.2ppg, 5.4rpg, 1.5apg, FGP: 57.1%, 3PT: 37.6%, FT: 71.0%. Last season for Tuebingen, he played 33 games: 13.7ppg, Reb-4 (7.6rpg), 1.1apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 57.9%, 3PT: 36.7%, FT: 54.5%; in May'11 moved to Hyeres-Toulon Var Basket (France-ProA): 3 games: 7.0ppg, 6.3rpg, 1.7apg, 1.0spg. At Creighton, he won awards such as MVC Tournament Winner -05, 07, MVC All-Freshman Team -05, MVC Regular Season Runner-Up -07, and MVC Tournament Semifinals -08. He spoke to Eurobasket after the 80-74 win in Trier.

After TBB Trier had a slight 19-18 lead after 10 minutes, ratiopharm Ulm had a 22 point outburst in the second quarter. What adjustments did the team make in the second quarter?

We started to get some stops on the defensive end and be more aggressive in transition.

After TBB Trier stepped it up in the third quarter, ratiopharm Ulm closed out the game with a 26 point fourth quarter. What was key in getting the win?

They hit some big 3's to make a run in the 3rd quarter. The key was keeping our composure down the stretch, Bryant gave us a some big baskets as well.

You played against John Bryant last season. Against TBB Trier, he had 27 points, 16 rebounds and five assists. is this the best Bryant that you ever saw?

It was the best that I have seen John Bryant play, that is a monster stat line. He was great throughout the game.

You also have played Dru Joyce three seasons now. He scored 28 points against ratiopharm Ulm. How much has he improved and how far is he from being the top point guard in the league?

Dru had been struggling offensively so far but broke out against his old club. He has always been one of the top guards in assists and shows that he is capable to have big nights scoring, I don't know how you would pick the top guard.

Despite the win, on what things does Ratiopharm still need to work on on the court?

We need to take care of the ball better, the last two games have been out of character for our team. As always, executing what we want to do offensively and defensively sharper.

Amare Stoudimire has stated that the NBA players want to start a new league. How serious can one take this statement?

Im not sure, I don't think it would be that difficult to play in a league like most did this summer. I don't think that they could whip up a league that would rival what the NBA is now, with payroll and marketing, etc.

What was the last DVD movie that you saw?

The Town

Thanks Dane for the chat.



ProB round 5 best performance: Jason Jamerson - by Eurobasket News
American guard Jason Jamerson (188-G-86) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Noerdlingen, receiving a Eurobasket.com ProB Player of the Week award for round 5.
The 25-year old player was the main contributor (36 points, four rebounds and two assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Langen (#8, 2-3) 101-91. Noerdlingen maintains the 5th position in German ProB. They are still close to the very top. Noerdlingen would have been even better if they kept winning the games like in the last round. They have a solid 4-1 record. In the team's last game Jamerson had a remarkable 80.0% from 2-point range and got three three-pointers out of 7 attempts. He turned to be Noerdlingen's top player in his first season with the team. Former Grand Valley State University star has very solid stats this year. Jamerson is league's best scorer averaging so far 28.6ppg. Jamerson is in league's top in assists (7th best: 5.0apg) and averages impressive 1.2bpg,58.8% FGP and 45.3% from behind 3-point line.

The second best player in last round's games was another Noerdlingen's star - 28-year old American Kedrick Johnson (192-F-83). Johnson had a very good evening with a double-double of 25 points and 13 rebounds. Of course Noerdlingen cruised to a 101-91 relatively comfortable win over the lower-ranked Langen (#8, 2-3). Noerdlingen's 5th position in South has not changed. His team lost just one game this season, while they won 4 matches. Johnson is a newcomer at Noerdlingen, but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was American forward Dijon Smith (203-F-89) of league's second-best Wulfen. Smith scored 21 points and grabbed ten rebounds. He was a key player of Wulfen, leading his team to a 74-68 win against #4 ranked Schwelm in a game of the week. Wulfen is closer and closer to the top of the standings in North. They will still need more victories. But 4-1 record is not that bad... Smith has a very solid season. In 5 games in Germany he scored 13.2ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Frank Theis (200-C-82) of SU Medien - 27 points and 9 rebounds
5. Kellen Williams (194-F-84) of Stahnsdorf - 26 points and 9 rebounds
6. Daniel Theis (207-C-92) of SU Medien - 23 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Martinis Woody (201-F/C-82) of Bernau - 23 points and 11 rebounds
8. Nick Larsen (187-G-83) of Dragons - 25 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists
9. Stuart Turnbull (188-G-84) of Dragons - 25 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Nathan Drury (188-G-85) of Langen - 28 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)


Mason's 29 points and 9 rebounds give him ProA Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News
23-year old guard Jefferson Mason (198-G-88, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement) put on an amazing game in the last round for second-ranked Webmoebel and receives a Eurobasket.com ProA Player of the Week award for round 5.
He had the game-high 29 points adding nine rebounds and four assists for Webmoebel in his team's victory, helping them to edge out Ehingen (#11, 2-3) in overtime 108-105. Webmoebel is placed at 2nd position in ProA. They are still close to the very top. Webmoebel would have been even better if they kept winning the games like in the last round. They have a solid 4-1 record. Mason turned to be Webmoebel's top player in his first season with the team. Minnesota State University Mankato graduate has very impressive stats this year. Mason is in league's top in points (6th best: 18.6ppg) and averages solid 60.0% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Cedric Brooks (185-G-80) of top-ranked Kirchheim. He is American guard in his 3rd season at Kirchheim. In the last game Brooks recorded impressive 25 points and 4 assists. Of course he lead Kirchheim to another comfortable win 88-69 over the lower-ranked Braves (#10, 2-3) being unquestionably team leader. This victory allowed Kirchheim to move up to 1st position in . His team lost just one game this season, while they won 4 matches. Brooks is one of the most experienced players at Kirchheim and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Joseph Henley (196-F-85) of ETB Wohnbau (#12). Henley scored 17 points and grabbed twelve rebounds (!!!). Despite Henley's great performance ETB Wohnbau lost 70-72 to the higher-ranked Chemnitz (#7, 3-2). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. ETB Wohnbau can only dream about fighting for top spots in . They have rather bad season and 1-3 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Henley he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Henley has individually a great season in Germany. After only 4 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 7.0rpg (9th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Ahmad Smith (194-G-84) of Kirchheim - 15 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists
5. Andre Calvin (196-F-85) of Ehingen - 17 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Kenny Barker (191-G-86) of Jena - 28 points and 4 rebounds
7. Corey Hassan (193-G-87) of Leitershofen - 25 points and 3 rebounds
8. Aubrey Reese (183-G-78) of Duesseldorf - 23 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Logan Stutz (205-F-88) of Leitershofen - 19 points and 6 rebounds
10. Akeem Vargas (191-G-90) of Ehingen - 23 points and 3 rebounds

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


Standings - ProA
ProA Standings
 1. Kirchheim 4-1 
 2. Webmoebel 4-1 
 3. Cuxhaven 3-1 
 4. MBC 3-1 
 5. Duesseldorf 3-2 
 6. Jena 3-2 
 7. Chemnitz 3-2 
 8. Crailsheim 3-2 
 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. Stahnsdorf 3-2 
 7. Dorsten 2-2 
 8. Herten 2-2 
 9. Rist Wedel 2-3 
 10. Wolfenbuettel 2-3 
 11. Bayer Giants 1-3 
 12. ALBA Berlin II 0-4 
 13. Bernau 0-5 
Group South
 1. BSW Sixers 4-1 
 2. Hanau 4-1 
 3. Gotha 4-1 
 4. Leipzig 4-1 
 5. Noerdlingen 4-1 
 6. Dragons 2-2 
 7. Licher Baeren 2-3 
 8. Langen 2-3 
 9. Giessen 2-3 
 10. TSV Troester 1-4 
 11. Fraport SKY II 1-4 
 12. BG Illertal 0-5 


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


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Second edition of Invitational in Den Bosch to highest level - by Fred Roggen
The Rinus de Jong Invitational announces his second edition! The prestigious international men-basketballtournament for teams Under21 and Under18 will be in Den Bosch The Netherlands, just like last year.
From December 28 - 30, teams from at least six countries, amongst others the United States, Serbia, Spain and the Netherlands, play for the heritage of Mega Vizura (Serbia, Under21) and Canarias Basketball Academy (Spain, Under18).

The first edition of this tournament, named after the founder of the topteam of the city of Den Bosch, was a tremendous success. Spectators enjoyed a top-level competition, the players were thrilled with the international sphere and the coaches of the eight participating teams all expressed their interest in returning to Den Bosch again.

This year we have invited teams with big names in European basketball as well as in North-America. The negotiations work out promising. We foresee that the quality of the participating teams will be thrilling and even of a higher level than in the first edition of this tournament.

Connected with the tournament itself are international clinics for coaches (December 30) and for the first time! a Schelde Sports Kids Experience (December 27). Tournament and clinics are in Maaspoort Sports & Events, the hometown gym of EiffelTowers Den Bosch, thirteen times champion of the Netherlands. The arena, capacity 3500 spectators, will be transformed into an intimate court with various NBA-known novelties. The organising comity expects visitors as well as coaches and referees from the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and France.



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 


Stats Leaders - Eredivisie
Points Per Game
 Lance JETER
  Leeuwarden
  (190-G-)
  Avg: 25.5
 1. Jeter, Leeuwarden25.5 
 2. Anderson, Weert24.5 
 3. Acker, Nijmegen18.0 
 4. Wells, Zwolle16.7 
 5. Turner, Den Bosch16.5 
 6. Boxley, Leiden16.3 
 7. Wesby, Groningen15.3 
 8. Kennedy, Leiden14.0 
 9. Sanchez, Leeuw.13.5 
 10. Humphrey, Nijmegen13.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Yamene COLEMAN
  Weert
  (206-C-86)
  Avg: 11
 1. Coleman, Weert11.0 
 2. Robinson, Zwolle8.7 
 3. Wesley, Den Bosch8.5 
 4. Jones, Rotterdam7.3 
 5. Bekkering, Nijme.7.3 
 6. Chitwood, Leeuw.7.0 
 7. van Kempen, Weert7.0 
 8. Bell, Groningen6.5 
 9. Shepherd, Leiden6.3 
 10. Hilliman, Leiden6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Robbie HARMAN
  Weert
  (185-G-88)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Harman, Weert5.5 
 2. Turner, Den Bosch5.0 
 3. Anderson, Weert4.5 
 4. Jeter, Leeuwarden4.0 
 5. Bell, Groningen4.0 
 6. Acker, Nijmegen3.7 
 7. de Jong, Leiden3.0 
 8. Punch, Leeuwarden3.0 
 9. van Kempen, Weert3.0 
 10. de Randamie, Gron.2.8 
Steals Per Game
 David GONZALVEZ
  Den B.
  (193-G-87)
  Avg: 4
 1. Gonzalvez, Den B.4.0 
 2. Huffman, Zwolle3.3 
 3. Wessels, Den Bosch2.5 
 4. Harman, Weert2.5 
 5. de Jong, Leiden2.3 
 6. Adako, Leeuwarden2.0 
 7. Kherrazi, Leiden2.0 
 8. de Randamie, Groni.1.8 
 9. Wesby, Groningen1.8 
 10. Zondervan, Zwolle1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Albert JACKSON
  Rotterdam
  (211-F/C-88)
  Avg: 2
 1. Jackson, Rotterdam2.0 
 2. Wyatt, Groningen1.8 
 3. Bekkering, Nijme.1.7 
 4. Minter, Weert1.5 
 5. Maddox, Zwolle1.3 
 6. Wesley, Den Bosch1.0 
 7. Aarts, Nijmegen1.0 
 8. Zondervan, Zwolle0.7 
 9. Kennedy, Leiden0.5 
 10. Poels, Leeuwarden0.5 


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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. Chism, Albacomp10.5 
 5. Pantelic, Falco-Sz.10.5 
 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. Fekete, Marso N.5.0 
 8. Drahos, Szedeak5.0 
 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. Keister, Kaposvari1.0 
 6. Raivio, Kaposvari1.0 
 7. Chism, Albacomp1.0 
 8. Williams, Atomeromu1.0 
 9. Bencze, Kecskemeti1.0 
 10. Horti, Jaszberenyi1.0 


PVSK Pannon gets bigger with Nikola Vladovic - by Eurobasket News
Nikola Vladovic (214-F/C-87) will continue his career in Hungary. The Croatian big guy penned a deal with PVSK Pannon for rest of the season. Actually, he already made debut in D1. Vladovic had one point and six rebounds for 16 minutes on the court. PVSK Pannon lost at home against Kecskemeti 61-72. Nikola Vladovic spent last season with Trogir. He joined them in January averaging 5.5 points and 2.8 rebounds. In 2009/10, Vladovic played for Sibenka Sibenik. He had 7.4 ppg, 3.4 rpg and 1.2 bpg for 20 games. In the past, Vladovic was a member of Posusje, Zagorje and Split.

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  ICELAND   


Iceland Express league second round - by Siggi Hjorleifsson
Results from second round in the league.
Fjolnir 76 Grindavik 95 Again defense and rebounding was Fjolnir biggest problem. Calvin O'Neil had a good game for them with 22 points Nathan Walkup 16.
For Grindavik. Sigurdur Thorsteinsson 15 Johann Olafsson 13.
IR 92 Thor 101. Important win for rookie team Thor . Darrin Govens (185-G-88, college: St.Joseph's) 40 pts. Michael Ringold 18. Gudmundur Jonson 18 for the winner. James Bartelotta 30 Nem Sovic 22 for IR.
Keflavik 87 Tindastoll 78.
Bad start of the game was too much for the visitors.Steven Dagustino in his first game for Keflavik this year 17 pts.Magnus Gunnarsson 15
For Tindastoll Maurice Miller 19 Trey Hampton 19


Around Europe - by Siggi Hjorleifsson
News on Icelandic players in Germany, Spain & Sweden. Their last games results.
Germany.
Jena 76 MBC 69. Hordur Axel Vilhjalmsson 22 pts, 4 rebs, 3 assist. Shooting well 4/5 from two points and 4/6 from three pointers
Spain.
Cai Zaragoza 86. Caja Laboral 66. Jon Stefansson 8 pts, 4 rebs, 1 assist
Blusens 61. Assignia Manreas 49. Haukur Palsson 5 pts 1 assist.
Sweden.
Norrkoping 79 Solna 77. Logi Gunnarsson 10 pts, 1 reb, 7 assist.
08 Stockholm 87 EcoOrebro 78 Helgi Magnusson 1 reb and 4 assist.
Sundsvall 94. Jamtland 79Jakob Sigurdarson 15 1 reb , 5 assist..Hlynur Baeringsson 11 pts 13 rebs.2 assist. Pavel Ermolinskij.7 pts.9 rebs , 1 assist
For Jamtland Brynjar Bjornsson3 pts, 2 rebs, 2 assist


Standings - Iceland Express League
Express L. Standings
 1. Grindavik 2-0 
 2. KR 1-0 
 3. Njardvik 1-0 
 4. Snaefell 1-0 
 5. Stjarnan 1-0 
 6. Thor Thorl 1-1 
 7. Keflavik 1-1 
 8. IR 1-1 
 9. Haukar 0-1 
 10. Valur 0-1 
 11. Fjolnir 0-2 
 12. Tindastoll 0-2 


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


Stats Leaders (Men)
Points Per Game
 Darrin GOVENS
  Thor Thorl
  (185-G-88)
  Avg: 34
 1. Govens, Thor Thorl34.0 
 2. Cotton, Snaefell33.0 
 3. Bartolotta, IR27.5 
 4. Sovic, IR27.0 
 5. Helgason, Stjarnan26.0 
 6. Horton, KR24.0 
 7. Shouse, Stjarnan24.0 
 8. Tratnik, Valur22.0 
 9. Gunnarsson, Kefla.21.5 
 10. Tairu, KR21.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Quincy HANKINS-COLE
  Snaef.
  (203-F-)
  Avg: 15
 1. Hankins-Cole, Snae.15.0 
 2. Cole, Keflavik14.5 
 3. Ringgold, Thor Tho.14.5 
 4. Hampton, Tindastoll11.5 
 5. Walkup, Fjolnir11.0 
 6. Thorsteinsso., Gri.9.0 
 7. Petursson, Valur9.0 
 8. Tratnik, Valur9.0 
 9. Govens, Thor Thorl9.0 
 10. Parker, Keflavik9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Sveinn DAVIDSSON
  Snaefell
  (192-F-86)
  Avg: 7
 1. Davidsson, Snaefell7.0 
 2. Steinarsson, Fjoln.7.0 
 3. Watson, Grindavik7.0 
 4. O''Neal, Fjolnir6.5 
 5. Haraldsson, Haukar6.0 
 6. Gunnarsson, Kefla.6.0 
 7. Claessen, IR6.0 
 8. Hankins-Cole, Snae.6.0 
 9. Bullock, Grindavik5.0 
 10. Barja, Haukar5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Keith COTHRAN
  Stjarnan
  (193-G-86)
  Avg: 4
 1. Cothran, Stjarnan4.0 
 2. Shouse, Stjarnan4.0 
 3. Dagostino, Keflavik3.0 
 4. Collins, Valur3.0 
 5. Tratnik, Valur3.0 
 6. Shuler, Haukar3.0 
 7. Parker, Keflavik3.0 
 8. Walkup, Fjolnir2.5 
 9. Miller, Tindastoll2.5 
 10. Jonsson, Keflavik2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Throstur JOHANNSSON
  Tinda.
  (198-F-89)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Johannsson, Tinda.1.5 
 2. Bartolotta, IR1.5 
 3. Hampton, Tindastoll1.5 
 4. Eiriksson, Fjolnir1.5 
 5. Hankins-Cole, Snae.1.0 
 6. Kristjansson, KR1.0 
 7. Jonasson, IR1.0 
 8. Latinovic, Thor Th.1.0 
 9. Sverrisson, Fjolnir1.0 
 10. Magnusson, KR1.0 


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  IRELAND   


Stats Leaders - Men
Points Per Game
 Shawn ATUPEM
  UCC Demons
  (200-F-89)
  Avg: 30
 1. Atupem, UCC Demons30.0 
 2. Thompson, B.Gais N.29.0 
 3. Cummins, Belfast22.0 
 4. Glover, DCU Saints21.0 
 5. Turner, 11890 K.20.0 
 6. Stith, UCD Marian17.5 
 7. Kinevane, UL Eagl.16.0 
 8. Cunningham, Moycul.16.0 
 9. Quill, DCU Saints15.0 
 10. O''Sullivan, UCC D.15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jermaine TURNER
  11890 K.
  (195-F-74)
  Avg: 17
 1. Turner, 11890 K.17.0 
 2. Atupem, UCC Demons16.0 
 3. Thompson, B.Gais N.14.0 
 4. Enos, Moycullen12.0 
 5. Quill, DCU Saints10.0 
 6. Killeen, UL Eagles9.7 
 7. O''Brien, 11890 K.9.5 
 8. Glover, DCU Saints9.0 
 9. Stith, UCD Marian9.0 
 10. O''Reilly, UCC D.9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Scott KINEVANE
  UL Eagles
  (175-G-87)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Kinevane, UL Eagl.7.3 
 2. Clarke, 11890 K.5.5 
 3. Walsh, B.Gais N.5.0 
 4. Coughlan, UCC D.5.0 
 5. Meany, UCD Marian4.5 
 6. McGinn, B.Gais N.4.0 
 7. Jefferson, UL Ea.4.0 
 8. Turner, 11890 K.4.0 
 9. Brazdeikis, B.Gais3.0 
 10. O''Neill, 11890 K.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Jermaine TURNER
  11890 K.
  (195-F-74)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Turner, 11890 K.4.5 
 2. Taylor, B.Gais N.3.0 
 3. Jefferson, UL Ea.3.0 
 4. Anderson, DCU S.3.0 
 5. Madsen, 11890 K.2.5 
 6. O''Brien, 11890 K.2.5 
 7. King, UL Eagles2.0 
 8. Stith, UCD Marian2.0 
 9. Hosford, UCC D.2.0 
 10. O''Neill, 11890 K.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Jermaine TURNER
  11890 K.
  (195-F-74)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Turner, 11890 K.3.5 
 2. Killeen, UL Eagles3.0 
 3. Thompson, B.Gais N.2.0 
 4. O''Brien, 11890 K.2.0 
 5. Stith, UCD Marian1.5 
 6. Madsen, 11890 K.1.5 
 7. Cronin, B.Gais N.1.0 
 8. Duggan, UCC Demons1.0 
 9. Donnelly, DCU S.1.0 
 10. Clarke, 11890 K.1.0 


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


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Standings - BSL
Premier League Standings
 1. B.C. Habikaa 1-0 
 2. Hapoel Holon 1-0 
 3. Ironi Ashkelon 1-0 
 4. Maccabi T-A 1-0 
 5. Bnei Hasharon 0-0 
 6. Elitzur Netanya 0-0 
 7. Hapoel J-M 0-0 
 8. Galil Gilboa 0-1 
 9. Maccabi Ashdod 0-1 
 10. Maccabi Haifa 0-1 
 11. Maccabi Rishon 0-1 


Omri Casspi Met Hapoel Jerusalem's Chairman Dani Klein in the United States - by David Pick
After rumors have spread that Omri Casspi might be on his way back to Tel Aviv to join childhood empire Maccabi, Eurobasket reveals that last week in the United States, Casspi secretly held a meeting with Hapoel Jerusalem's chairman Dani Klein, who was on vacation at the time. Earlier in the summer Casspi was offered to Jerusalem but preferred to try and work things out with Maccabi before the deal fell through due to tax reasons. The meeting held with Klein makes the reds a definite possibility for the Cleveland Cavs' new forward, mostly because Jerusalem was recently purchased by Brazilian-born Jewish millionaire Guma Aguiar.

The Yavne native finished his second NBA season with the Sacramento Kings playing In 71 games recording averages of 8.6ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.0apg. Casspi was also part of the 2010 NBA All-Star All-Rookie Team. Casspi was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers who gave up on big man J.J. Hickson right before the lockout stroke.

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Former UConn Grade Stanley Robinson's Expected to Join Hapoel Galil/Gilboa - by David Pick
After the recent Akron HOF big man Romeo Travis hurt his ankle earlier last week and is expected to miss at least a full month of action, Eurobasket reveals that Israeli runner up Hapoel Galil Gilboa made a firm offer to acquire the 23-year-old UConn alumnus forward, Stanley Robinson, who recently played in the NBA D-League for both the Rio Grande Valley Vipers (3 games: 9.7ppg, 2.7rpg) and Iowa Energy, winning the D-League championship while recording numbers of 8.8ppg and 4.6rpg.

Robinson successfully graduated from the University of Connecticut in the 2009-2010 season posting impressive averages of 14.5ppg, 7.6rpg and 1.2bpg. Even though his free throw shooting needs some extra work (69%.5), Robinson was drafted by the Orlando Magic in 2010 draft with the 59th overall pick and if he signs, he should quickly fill in the gap left by Travis. Galil/Gilboa played Maccabi Tel Aviv in yesterday's season opener and was blown out 95:60, looking to easily bounce back in next week's challenge.

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Tezenis exonerate Luigi Garelli - by Giulio Signorini
The third consecutive defeat of Tezenis Verona with Trenkwalder Reggio Emilia cost the job for the Coach Luigi Garelli (agency: Players Group )
Luigi Garelli in the last season was voted as the best coach of legadue season with Snaidero Udine. In this season following his instructions Tezenis Verona has been revolutionized at the start of the season and after the confirmations of Renzi, Porta and Mariani the rest of the team's member changed with the arrivals of West, Edwards, Di Giuliomaria, Banti, Boscagin and many others new players. Now after three games in which the lack of team work has seems to be the more evident problem a new coach will lead Tezenis Verona.
Names that are made for the Garelli's replacement are of Alberto Martellossi in the last season coach of Naturhouse Ferrara and of Attilio Caja who in the last season lead Crabs Rimini to a great season.


SerieA Round 2: Armani Milano loses to Scavolini Pesaro - by Eurobasket News
There were only 2 rounds played so far and it's still very beginning of the Regular Season in SerieA. There were many interesting games last round. The round ended with loss of the undefeated team, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

Armani Milano (1-1) recorded its first loss on the court of ninth ranked Scavolini Pesaro on Sunday night. Visitors were edged by Scavolini Pesaro 69-66. Armani Milano trailed by 13 points after 3 quarters before a 30-20 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 66-69 at the end of the game. Scavolini Pesaro dominated on the defensive end, holding Armani Milano to just 4 points in third quarter. Scavolini Pesaro forced 23 Armani Milano turnovers. 27 personal fouls committed by Armani Milano helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American point guard Ricky Hickman (190-PG-85, college: NC-Greensboro) who scored 20 points and 5 rebounds. The former international guard Daniel Hackett (197-87, college: USC) chipped in 17 points. American guard Malik Hairston (198-87, college: Oregon) produced 13 points and 6 rebounds for the guests. Armani Milano's coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Scavolini Pesaro left bottom position moving up to third place, which they share with 10 other teams including defeated Armani Milano. Scavolini Pesaro will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Armani Milano will play at home against CS Bologna and is hoping to win this game.
Very important is a road loss of Angelico Biella (1-1) against Lottomatica Roma (1-1) on Sunday night. Visiting Angelico Biella was defeated by Lottomatica Roma in a tough game in Roma 70-78. International swingman Luigi Datome (202-87) orchestrated the victory by scoring 17 points and 6 rebounds. Nihad Dedovic contributed with 14 points for the winners. American point guard Jacob Pullen (182-89, college: Kansas St.) replied with 22 points (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line) for Angelico Biella. Lottomatica Roma left bottom position moving up to third place, which they share with 10 other teams including defeated Angelico Biella. Lottomatica Roma will play against Fabi Shoes Montegranaro (#14) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Angelico Biella will play against Banca Tercas (#16) in Teramo to get more than just one victory in their record.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Cantu. Top-ranked Bennet Cantu faced one of their biggest challengers Banco di Sard.. Host Bennet Cantu (2-0) defeated guests from Sassari (1-1) 71-58. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Vladimir Micov had a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners. Drake Diener responded with 22 points and 8 rebounds. Bennet Cantu maintains first position with 2-0 record, which they share with Montepaschi. Banco di Sard. at the other side dropped to the third place with one game lost. They share the position with 10 other teams. Bennet Cantu will meet Umana Venezia (#15) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Banco di Sard. will play against Vanoli-Braga (#7) in Cremona.
A very interesting game took place in Casale. It ended with only one-point home defeat of bottom-ranked Novipiu CM (0-2) to seventeenth ranked Vanoli-Braga (1-1) 74-73 on Sunday evening. Von Wafer notched 22 points to lead the effort. It was the only win of guest team this round and in all other games host teams recorded victories. Vanoli-Braga left bottom position moving up to third place, which they share with 10 other teams. Newly promoted Novipiu CM still closes the standings with two games lost. Vanoli-Braga's next round opponent will be Banco di Sard. (#12) in Sassari and are hoping to win another game. Novipiu CM will play on the road against Cimberio Varese (#9).
Important game to mention about took place in Treviso. Eleventh ranked Benetton Treviso (1-1) saved a 2-point victory at home edging bottom-ranked Banca Tercas (0-2) 77-75 on Sunday evening. The best player for the winners was Jeff Adrien who had a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Benetton Treviso left bottom position moving up to third place, which they share with 10 other teams. Loser Banca Tercas still closes the standings with two games lost. Benetton Treviso will face Air Avellino (#6) on the road in the next round. Banca Tercas will play against Angelico Biella (#10).

Rest of the games of round 2 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
winless Umana Venezia lost to undefeated Montepaschi in Siena 76-86. Sidigas AV beat CS Bologna at home 96-90. Fabi Shoes lost to Cimberio VA on the opponent's court 88-101.
The best stats of 2nd round was 25 points and 11 rebounds by Linton Johnson of Sidigas AV.


Scavolini PS - Armani MI 69-66

Armani Milano (1-1) recorded its first loss on the court of Scavolini Pesaro on Sunday night. Visitors were edged by Scavolini Pesaro 69-66. Armani Milano trailed by 13 points after 3 quarters before a 30-20 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 66-69 at the end of the game. Scavolini Pesaro dominated on the defensive end, holding Armani Milano to just 4 points in third quarter. Scavolini Pesaro forced 23 Armani Milano turnovers. 27 personal fouls committed by Armani Milano helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American point guard Ricky Hickman (190-85, college: NC-Greensboro) who scored 20 points and 5 rebounds. The former international guard Daniel Hackett (197-87, college: USC) chipped in 17 points. American guard Malik Hairston (198-87, college: Oregon) produced 13 points and 6 rebounds and Greek forward Antonis Fotsis (210-81) added 12 points and 6 rebounds respectively for the guests. Armani Milano's coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Scavolini Pesaro left bottom position moving up to third place, which they share with 10 other teams including defeated Armani Milano. Scavolini Pesaro will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Armani Milano will play at home against CS Bologna and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Scavolini PS: R.Hickman 20+5reb, D.Hackett 17+3reb+2ast, D.Cavaliero 11+1reb+2ast, T.Lydeka 8+4reb, M.Cusin 8+3reb+1ast, J.Jones 5+10reb+3ast
Armani MI: M.Hairston 13+6reb, A.Fotsis 12+6reb, D.Nicholas 8+2reb+3ast, O.Cook 8+2reb+1ast, D.Gallinari 8+2reb, I.Bourousis 6+5reb+2ast
gschID: 135220


Novipiu CM - Vanoli CR 73-74

A very interesting game took place in Casale. It ended with only one-point home defeat of bottom-ranked Novipiu CM (0-2) to Vanoli-Braga (1-1) 74-73 on Sunday evening. It looked good early as Novipiu CM took an 2-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Vanoli-Braga had a 23-14 second period charge getting the lead and Novipiu CM was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 73-74. Vanoli-Braga dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to Novipiu CM's 26 and made 18-of-23 charity shots (78.3 percent) during the game. 25 personal fouls committed by Novipiu CM helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American guard Von Wafer (196-85, college: Florida St., agency: VVG Sports) notched 22 points to lead the effort and Slovenian forward Marko Milic (202-77) supported him with 17 points and 5 rebounds. Even 23 points by American guard Garrett Temple (197-86, college: LSU) did not help to save the game for Novipiu CM. The former international guard Matteo Malaventura (196-78) added 13 points and 4 assists for the hosts. Four Novipiu CM players scored in double figures. It was the only win of guest team this round and in all other games host teams recorded victories. Vanoli-Braga left bottom position moving up to third place, which they share with 10 other teams. Newly promoted Novipiu CM still closes the standings with two games lost. Vanoli-Braga's next round opponent will be Banco di Sard. (#12) in Sassari and are hoping to win another game. Novipiu CM will play on the road against Cimberio Varese (#9).
Top scorers:
Vanoli CR: V.Wafer 22+4reb+2ast, M.Milic 17+5reb+1ast, B.Tabu-Eboma 11+5reb+1ast, B.Thomas 9, D.Cinciarini 7+1reb, J.Perkovic 4+9reb
Novipiu CM: G.Temple 23+4reb+3ast, M.Malaventura 13+2reb+4ast, M.Janning 13+5reb, D.Chiotti 10+5reb, S.Pierich 9+5reb+4ast, M.Dunigan 2+4reb
gschID: 135221


Montepaschi - Umana Venezia 86-76

There was no surprise when Umana Venezia (0-1) was defeated on the road by top-ranked Montepaschi Siena (2-0) 86-76 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by Montepaschi Siena. Umana Venezia was better in fourth quarter 20-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Montepaschi Siena made 23-of-27 free shots (85.2 percent) during the game. Umana Venezia was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was Australian center David Andersen (212-80) who scored 16 points and 5 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Greek guard Nikolaos Zisis (196-83) chipped in 16 points. Five Montepaschi Siena players scored in double figures. American-Bulgarian point guard Kiki Clark (173-84, college: St.Peter's) produced 23 points and 5 assists and American forward Tamar Slay (204-80, college: Marshall) added 19 points respectively for the guests. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Defending champion keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Bennet Cantu. Loser Umana Venezia still closes the standings with one game lost. Montepaschi Siena will face Pepsi Caserta (#8) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Umana Venezia will play against the league's leader Bennet Cantu (#1).
Top scorers:
Montepaschi: D.Andersen 16+5reb+1ast, N.Zisis 16+3reb+2ast, B.McCalebb 13+3reb+2ast, R.Kaukenas 11+3reb+2ast, K.Lavrinovic 10+3reb+1ast, P.Aradori 6+3reb
Umana Venezia: K.Clark 23+5ast, T.Slay 19+4reb+1ast, S.Bryan 10+5reb, S.Szewczyk 7+2reb+1ast, A.Young 6+5reb+3ast, T.Bowers 6+3reb+2ast
gschID: 135214


Bennet Cantu - Banco di Sard. 71-58

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Cantu. Bennet Cantu faced one of their biggest challengers Banco di Sard.. Host Bennet Cantu (2-0) defeated guests from Sassari (1-1) 71-58. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Bennet Cantu outrebounded Banco di Sard. 35-20 including a 26-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. Serbian forward Vladimir Micov (203-85, agency: Beo Basket) had a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Austrian power forward Benjamin Ortner (206-83, college: Metro St.) chipped in 12 points and 11 rebounds during the contest. Five Bennet Cantu players scored in double figures. American guard Drake Diener (196-81, college: De Paul, agency: Priority Sports) responded with 22 points and 8 rebounds and his fellow American import point guard Travis Diener (184-82, college: Marquette) scored 12 points. Bennet Cantu maintains first position with 2-0 record, which they share with Montepaschi. Banco di Sard. at the other side dropped to the third place with one game lost. They share the position with 10 other teams. Bennet Cantu will meet Umana Venezia (#15) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Banco di Sard. will play against Vanoli-Braga (#7) in Cremona.
Top scorers:
Bennet Cantu: M.Leunen 14+1reb+5ast, G.Basile 12+1reb+3ast, V.Micov 12+11reb+3ast, B.Ortner 12+11reb, M.Scekic 10+6reb+1ast, M.Markoishvili 4+1reb+2ast
Banco di Sard.: D.Diener 22+8reb+3ast, T.Diener 12+3reb+2ast, N.Metreveli 8+1reb, Q.Hosley 7+2ast, K.Benson 5+3reb, M.Vanuzzo 2+1ast
gschID: 135215


Benetton TV - Banca Tercas 77-75

Important game to mention about took place in Treviso. Benetton Treviso (1-1) saved a 2-point victory at home edging Banca Tercas (0-2) 77-75 on Sunday evening. Banca Tercas cut a 14-point halftime deficit to two at the end of the game. The best player for the winners was American power forward Jeff Adrien (202-86, college: Connecticut, agency: Priority Sports) who had a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds. Swingman Alessandro Gentile (197-92) chipped in 18 points and 5 rebounds. Four Benetton Treviso players scored in double figures. American point guard Dee Brown (185-84, college: Illinois) produced 17 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and the former international power forward Valerio Amoroso (204-80) added 7 points and 9 rebounds respectively for the guests. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Benetton Treviso left bottom position moving up to third place, which they share with 10 other teams. Loser Banca Tercas still closes the standings with two games lost. Benetton Treviso will face Air Avellino (#6) on the road in the next round. Banca Tercas will play against Angelico Biella (#10).
Top scorers:
Benetton TV: A.Gentile 18+5reb+1ast, J.Adrien 14+10reb, S.Becirovic 13, E.Moore 11+6reb+2ast, B.Scalabrine 8+4reb+3ast, M.Bulleri 8+3reb
Banca Tercas: D.Brown 17+5reb+4ast, B.Brown 13+6reb, M.Borisov 11+3reb+1ast, B.Wanamaker 9+6reb+2ast, B.Cerella 9+2reb, V.Amoroso 7+9reb+3ast
gschID: 135216


Sidigas AV - CS Bologna 96-90

There was a surprise result when Air Avellino (1-1) defeated at home CS Bologna (1-1) 96-90 on Sunday. CS Bologna was trailing by 5 points at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 20-13 charge of Air Avellino, which allowed them to win the game. The best player for the winners was American-FYR Macedonian point guard Marques Green (169-82, college: St.Bonaventure) who scored 26 points and 6 assists. American forward Linton Johnson (203-80, college: Tulane, agency: Priority Sports) chipped in a double-double by scoring 25 points and 11 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). American-Bulgarian center Jared Homan (206-83, college: Iowa St.) produced 14 points and 9 rebounds and American guard Chris Douglas-Roberts (201-87, college: Memphis) added 23 points respectively for the guests. Air Avellino left bottom position moving up to third place, which they share with 10 other teams including defeated CS Bologna. Air Avellino will face Benetton Treviso (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. CS Bologna will play against Armani Milano.
Top scorers:
Sidigas AV: M.Green 26+4reb+6ast, L.Johnson 25+11reb, T.Dean 14+2reb+3ast, V.Spinelli 9+1reb+5ast, J.Golemac 8+4reb+3ast, D.Lauwers 8+1reb
CS Bologna: C.Douglas-Roberts 23, J.Homan 14+9reb+2ast, P.Koponen 14+1reb+6ast, T.McIntyre 9+4ast, V.Sanikidze 8+8reb+4ast, G.Poeta 7+7reb+4ast
gschID: 135217


Cimberio VA - Fabi Shoes 101-88

There was a minor upset when Fabi Shoes Montegranaro (1-1) was defeated on the road by Cimberio Varese (1-1) 101-88 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by Cimberio Varese. Fabi Shoes Montegranaro was better in fourth quarter 25-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Cimberio Varese made 22-of-23 free shots (95.7 percent) during the game. They shot the lights out from three sinking 17 long-distance shots on high 63.0 percentage. Cimberio Varese looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The best player for the winners was American guard Justin Hurtt (194-88, college: Tulsa) who scored 19 points. Croatian point guard Rok Stipcevic (186-86) chipped in 13 points and 7 assists. Cimberio Varese's coach Carlo Recalcati used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American-Swiss power forward Greg Brunner (201-83, college: Iowa) produced 12 points and 9 rebounds and Bulgarian power forward Dejan Ivanov (205-86, agency: Beo Basket) added 12 points and 8 rebounds respectively for the guests. Four Cimberio Varese and five Fabi Shoes Montegranaro players scored in double figures. Cimberio Varese left bottom position moving up to third place, which they share with 10 other teams including defeated Fabi Shoes Montegranaro. Cimberio Varese will face bottom-ranked Novipiu CM (#17) in Casale in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Fabi Shoes Montegranaro will play at home against Lottomatica Roma (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Cimberio VA: J.Hurtt 19+2reb+1ast, T.Rannikko 15+1reb+5ast, D.Fajardo 14+6reb, R.Stipcevic 13+1reb+7ast, J.Talts 11+2reb, G.Ganeto 8+3reb
Fabi Shoes: I.Zoroski 18+2ast, F.Di Bella 16+2reb, D.Ivanov 12+8reb+1ast, G.Brunner 12+9reb+1ast, J.McNeal 10+2reb+2ast, C.Karl 9+3ast
gschID: 135218


Lottomatica - Angelico BI 78-70

Very important is a road loss of Angelico Biella (1-1) against Lottomatica Roma (1-1) on Sunday night. Visiting Angelico Biella was defeated by Lottomatica Roma in a tough game in Roma 70-78. The hosts were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. Lottomatica Roma forced 19 Angelico Biella turnovers. Angelico Biella was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. International swingman Luigi Datome (202-87) orchestrated the victory by scoring 17 points and 6 rebounds. Bosnian forward Nihad Dedovic (196-90, agency: Beo Basket) contributed with 14 points for the winners. American point guard Jacob Pullen (182-89, college: Kansas St.) replied with 22 points (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line) and his fellow American import guard Aubrey Coleman (193-87, college: Houston) added 18 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Angelico Biella. Lottomatica Roma left bottom position moving up to third place, which they share with 10 other teams including defeated Angelico Biella. Lottomatica Roma will play against Fabi Shoes Montegranaro (#14) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Angelico Biella will play against Banca Tercas (#16) in Teramo to get more than just one victory in their record.
Top scorers:
Lottomatica: L.Datome 17+6reb+1ast, N.Dedovic 14+4reb+2ast, V.Dasic 13+5reb, U.Slokar 8+7reb+1ast, C.Tucker 8+4reb+1ast, A.Maestranzi 8+1reb+6ast
Angelico BI: J.Pullen 22+2reb+3ast, A.Coleman 18+6reb+2ast, G.Jurak 7+8reb+2ast, J.Tavernari 6+1reb, M.Chessa 6+1reb, A.Miralles 5+6reb
gschID: 135219




Anderson's double-double lands him Lega2 Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News
25-year old forward Dwayne Anderson (198-F-86) put on an amazing game in the last round for Morpho Basket and receives a Eurobasket.com Lega2 Player of the Week award for round 3.
He had a double-double of 26 points and 18 rebounds, while his team edged out Prima Veroli (1-2) 72-68. The game rather meaningless between the teams, which do not have any influence on the top of the standings. Morpho Basket is placed at 10th position in Lega2. Morpho Basket is rather a weak team placed in lower part in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 1-2 record. Anderson turned to be Morpho Basket's top player in his first season with the team. Villanova University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Anderson is in league's top in rebounds (5th best: 9.3rpg) and averages solid 61.8% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Bobby Jones (201-F-84) of Giorgio Tesi PT. He is American forward in his first season at Giorgio Tesi PT. In the last game Jones recorded impressive 20 points and 9 rebounds. Of course he lead Giorgio Tesi PT to another comfortable win 95-80 over Enel Brindisi (1-2) being unquestionably team leader. The season is still at the very beginning and this victory may help a lot. Let's wait for the next round. Jones is a newcomer at Giorgio Tesi PT and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to guard Paul Marigney (192-G-82) of Scafati Basket (#6). Marigney scored 26 points and passed four assists. He was a key player of Givova Scafati, leading his team to a 80-68 win against S.Antimo (#14, 0-3). Givova Scafati needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 2 victories and 1 lost games. Marigney has a great season in Italy. After only 3 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 21.3ppg (5th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Gerald Lee (208-F-87) of Prima Veroli - 23 points and 6 rebounds
5. Jaka Klobucar (198-G-87) of Assi Ostuni - 26 points and 4 rebounds
6. Michele Maggioli (212-C-77) of Fileni BPA - 22 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Austin Freeman (190-G-89) of MarcoPoloShop - 29 points and 9 rebounds
8. Massimo Farioli (202-F/C-77) of Centrale Latte - 13 points and 11 rebounds
9. Jimmy Hunter (196-G-77) of Enel Brindisi - 18 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Dwight Hardy (188-G) of Giorgio Tesi PT - 25 points and 6 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)


DNA results, Round 5 - by Armando Caporaso
In the fifth round of the new season beautiful game between Casalpusterlengo and Firenze, with the hosts that obtained the victory number 4 while for the Brandini this is the fourth defeat. After a balanced start (28-30 in the first 10 minutes) the Assigeco take a short advantage (55-43 in the next 2 quarter) that will last until the end (98-89 the final score). Riccardo Castelli (202-F-88) is the top scorer with 17 points and 9 rebounds in only 18 minutes, always from the bench very good job of Giampaolo Ricci (200-F-91) with 14 points and 9 rebounds in 15 minutes! In the starting five 15 points of Riccardo Casagrande (196-F-88) with 7/13 by 2 and 4 steals, 14 points of Roberto Prandin (188-G-86), 13 points for Alberto Chiumenti (205-F/C-87, agency: Players Group) with 7 rebounds and 9 points with 4 assist for Marco Contento (180-G-91). For the visitors not enough the good offensive performance of Dario Scodavolpe (193-G/F-83) with 22 points, 4 assist and a perfect 9/9 in the free throws. For the others there are 17 points of Stefano Rabaglietti (190-G-83), 14 points for Stefano Spizzichini (202-F-90) and 11 points + 6 rebounds of Andrea Capitanelli (203-C-86). Omegna get the fifth victory, on the court of Siena, for 83-63 thanks the good match expecially in the second and fourth quarter (15-27 & 12-22 the partials). For the Paffoni an amazing 80% by 2 (24/30!), Stefano Masciadri (200-F-89) is probabily the MVP with 17 points in 23 minutes adding 6 rebounds, 17 points also for Matteo Bertolazzi (181-G-79) with 3 steals (but 6 turnovers), 10 points for Tommaso Raspino (196-G-89, agency: Players Group) and Pierpaolo Picazio (193-G-79, agency: Players Group) and just 6 points, with 8 rebounds, for Daniele Casadei (199-F/G-81). For the Consum.it only 2 players in double digit: Nicola Mei (187-PG-85) closed with 19 points, 6 rebounds, 8 fouls suffered but 9 turnovers while Amedeo Tessitori (203-C-94) scores 17 points catching 8 rebounds but with a very bad 6/20 at shoot. For the others there are 8 points of Stefano Simeoli (200-F-86) and 7 points, with 7 rebounds, for Gabriele Spizzichini (192-G-92). The other team with all wins is Napoli that exceeds, in PalaBarbuto, Ruvo for 72-69. The BPMed wins the game at rebound (41-27) and in the assist (16-9), not enough at the visitors the best shooting percentage (47% against 44%). Nelson Rizzitiello (198-G/F-84) is the top scorer with 20 points (4/8 by 3), 16 points for Simone Gatti (201-F-82) and Bernardo Musso (193-G-86) respectively with 7 rebounds for the first and 8 rebounds with 5 assist and 5 steals for the Argentinian, 12 points and 5 assist for Simone Lenardon (189-PG-85) and 7 points, with 7 rebounds and 3 steals, for Paolo Rotondo (204-F/C-89, agency: Players Group). Just one point for Andrea Iannilli (207-C-84) but hovewer 9 rebounds and 3 assist. For the Adriatica Industriale 18 points of Marco Tagliabue (207-F-86) with 4/9 by 3 and 6 rebounds, 12 points of the ex Rieti Gints Antrops (202-F-82, agency: Interperformances) and 11 points for Davide Bonacini (190-G-90) and Martino Deregibus that adds 3 assist. In the other games:

P.Mitchell Pavia - SBS Castelletto 83-73 (F.Maiocco 23 pts & 4 stl, R.Cazzaniga 18 pts & 9 reb, L.Furlanetto 18 pts & 4 ass & 4 stl, I.Cisse-S.Cotani 9 reb)
Zerouno Torino - AcegasAps Trieste 70-64 (M.Portannese 18 pts, I.Ferraro 18 pts & 8 reb, D.Parente 4 ass & 4 stl)
Angels Santarcangelo - Co.Mark Treviglio 65-74 (A.Fabi 23 pts, N.Cazzolato 8 reb, A.Ancellotti 8 reb & 5 stl & 3 blk, E.Rivali 5 ass & 5 stl)
Bitumcalor Trento - Liomatic Perugia 79-69 (D.Poltroneri 23 pts, L.Bisconti 9 reb, L.Conte 5 ass, A.Forray 3 stl)
Upea Capo D'Orlando - Romana Anagni 68-63 (N.Crow 25 pts & 16 reb, A.Benevelli-D.Corral 10 reb, A.Malamov 5 ass & 4 stl, J.Pozzi 5 stl)
FMC Ferentino - Spes Fabriano 70-61 (S.Bonfiglio 18 pts, A,Iannuzzi 9 reb & 5 stl, A.Iardella 17 pts & 4 ass & 5 stl, F.Guarino 4 stl)
Enoagrimm S.Severo - Bawer Matera 70-67 (G.Cantagalli 27 pts, G.Rugolo 21 pts & 3 stl, G.Fattori 9 reb, M.Poluzzi-C.Grappasonni 3 ass)
La Fortezza Recanati - BLS Chieti 85-64 (M.Evangelisti 22 pts & 4 ass & 3 stl, E.Rossi 10 reb, M.Ceron 4 ass, S.Rajola 3 stl)
Liomatic Bari - Benacquista Latina 71-59 (M.Cardillo 15 pts, A.Ruggiero 15 pts & 5 ass, D.Morena 9 reb & 5 ass, T.Milani 4 stl & 4 ass, M.Micevic-A.Quarisa 9 reb, M.Bona 5 stl)


Best players of SerieA round 2 - by Eurobasket News
Experienced American Linton Johnson (203-F-80, agency: Priority Sports) had an amazing evening in the last round for Sidigas AV and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 2.
The 31-year old forward had a double-double of 25 points and eleven rebounds, while his team beat CS Bologna (1-1) 96-90. Sidigas AV is placed at 6th position in Italian SerieA. Sidigas AV is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 1-1 record. It's Johnson's second year at Sidigas AV and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Tulane University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Johnson is in league's top in rebounds (6th best: 9.0rpg) and averages solid 3.5spg and 57.1% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 26-year old American guard Von Wafer (196-G-85, agency: VVG Sports) of Vanoli CR. Wafer impressed basketball fans with 22 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists. It was enough for Vanoli CR to edge Novipiu CM (0-2) by 1 point 74-73. The season is still at the very beginning and this victory may help a lot. Let's wait for the next round. Wafer is a newcomer at Vanoli CR 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 Drake Diener (196-G-81, agency: Priority Sports) of Banco di Sard. (#12). Diener scored 22 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Despite Diener's great performance Banco di Sard. lost 58-71 to Bennet Cantu (#1, 2-0). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing Banco di Sard. needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 1 victories and 1 lost games. Diener has a great season in Italy. After only 2 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in assists with 3.0apg (7th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Garrett Temple (197-G-86) of Novipiu CM - 23 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Marques Green (169-PG-82) of Sidigas AV - 26 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists
6. Kiki Clark (173-PG-84) of Umana Venezia - 23 points and 5 assists
7. Chris Douglas-Roberts (201-G-87) of CS Bologna - 23 points
8. Nikolaos Zisis (196-G-83) of Montepaschi - 16 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Daniel Hackett (197-G-87) of Scavolini PS - 17 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Ivan Zoroski (195-G-79) of Fabi Shoes - 18 points 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)


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


Standings - B1
Nazionale A Standings
 1. Napoli 5-0 
 2. Omegna 5-0 
 3. UCC 4-1 
 4. Ferentino 4-1 
 5. Trieste 4-1 
 6. Orlandina 4-1 
 7. Trento 3-2 
 8. Treviglio 3-2 
 9. Torino 3-2 
 10. Bari 3-2 
 11. Perugia 3-2 
 12. Recanati 3-2 
 13. Pavia 2-3 
 14. Latina Basket 2-3 
 15. Comsum.it SI 2-3 
 16. Anagni 2-3 
 17. Chieti 2-3 
 18. Lago Maggiore 2-3 
 19. San Severo 2-3 
 20. Firenze 1-4 
 21. Santarcangelo 1-4 
 22. Trapani 0-0 
 23. Fabriano 0-5 
 24. Matera 0-5 
 25. Ruvo 0-5 


Stats Leaders - SerieA
Points Per Game
 Andre SMITH
  Pepsi C.
  (203-F-85)
  Avg: 24
 1. Smith, Pepsi C.24.0 
 2. Clark, Umana V.23.0 
 3. Pullen, Angelico BI22.0 
 4. Dean, Sidigas AV19.5 
 5. Slay, Umana V.19.0 
 6. Collins, Pepsi C.19.0 
 7. Green, Sidigas AV19.0 
 8. Homan, CS Bologna18.5 
 9. Zoroski, Fabi Shoes18.5 
 10. Diener, Banco d.18.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jared HOMAN
  CS Bologna
  (206-C-83)
  Avg: 12.5
 1. Homan, CS Bologna12.5 
 2. Adrien, Benetton10.5 
 3. Brunner, Fabi Shoes10.0 
 4. Amoroso, Banca T.10.0 
 5. Micov, Bennet C.9.5 
 6. Johnson, Sidigas9.0 
 7. Troutman, Sidig.9.0 
 8. Brown, Banca T.8.5 
 9. Perkovic, Vanoli CR8.0 
 10. Miralles, Angelic.8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Terrell MCINTYRE
  CS Bo.
  (175-G-77)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. McIntyre, CS Bo.5.5 
 2. Clark, Umana V.5.0 
 3. Stipcevic, Cimberi.5.0 
 4. Green, Sidigas AV5.0 
 5. Cavaliero, Scavoli.4.5 
 6. Brown, Banca T.4.5 
 7. Diener, Banco d.4.0 
 8. Collins, Pepsi C.4.0 
 9. Leunen, Bennet C.3.5 
 10. Dean, Sidigas AV3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Timothy BOWERS
  Umana V.
  (188-G-82)
  Avg: 5
 1. Bowers, Umana V.5.0 
 2. Smith, Pepsi C.4.0 
 3. Johnson, Sidigas3.5 
 4. Cook, Armani MI3.0 
 5. Clark, Umana V.3.0 
 6. Pullen, Angelico BI3.0 
 7. Efejuku, Pepsi C.3.0 
 8. Brunner, Fabi Shoes3.0 
 9. Rocca, Armani MI2.5 
 10. Homan, CS Bologna2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 David ANDERSEN
  Montepas.
  (212-C-80)
  Avg: 2
 1. Andersen, Montepa.2.0 
 2. Cusin, Scavolini PS2.0 
 3. Hairston, Armani M.1.5 
 4. Gallinari, Armani1.5 
 5. Summers, Montepas.1.0 
 6. Lavrinovic, Montep.1.0 
 7. Garri, Cimberio VA1.0 
 8. Sandri, Benetton1.0 
 9. Szewczyk, Umana V.1.0 
 10. Bourousis, Armani1.0 


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


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


Stats Leaders - JBL Superleague
Points Per Game
 Takuya KAWAMURA
  Tochigi .
  (193-G-86)
  Avg: 20.7
 1. Kawamura, Tochigi20.7 
 2. Orimo, Hokkaido L.16.5 
 3. Takeuchi, Hitac.16.5 
 4. Hale, Mitsubis.16.3 
 5. Sakuragi, Aishin SH15.5 
 6. Kanamaru, Panasoni.15.5 
 7. Furukawa, Aishin S.14.5 
 8. Gibbs, Toyota A.14.5 
 9. Klette, Hokkaido L.13.8 
 10. Nishimura, Hitac.13.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 J.R. SAKURAGI
  Aishin SH
  (206-F/C-76)
  Avg: 12.3
 1. Sakuragi, Aishin SH12.3 
 2. Takeuchi, Hitac.9.8 
 3. Moss, Toshiba BT9.3 
 4. Diouf, Hokkaido L.9.0 
 5. Takeuchi, Toyota8.5 
 6. Gibbs, Toyota A.8.5 
 7. Allen, Mitsubis.8.5 
 8. O''Bannon, Panason.8.3 
 9. Maraker, Hitac.7.8 
 10. Ricci, Toyota Alv.7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Hidenori KASHIWAKURA
  Hitac.
  (174-G-80)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Kashiwakura, Hitac.4.8 
 2. Igarashi, Mitsubis.4.3 
 3. Lewis, Hokkaido L.3.8 
 4. Kashiwagi, Aishin3.8 
 5. Nishimura, Hitac.3.3 
 6. Asayama, Aishin SH3.0 
 7. Newton, Tochigi3.0 
 8. Kinoshita, Panason.3.0 
 9. Orimo, Hokkaido L.2.8 
 10. Kawamura, Tochigi2.7 
Steals Per Game
 Shinsuke KASHIWAGI
  Aishin S.
  (183-PG-81)
  Avg: 4
 1. Kashiwagi, Aishin4.0 
 2. Newton, Tochigi2.0 
 3. Sato, Hitachi SR2.0 
 4. Hirose, Panasoni.1.8 
 5. Kawamura, Tochigi1.7 
 6. Tabuse, Tochigi1.7 
 7. Nishimura, Hitac.1.5 
 8. Igarashi, Mitsubis.1.5 
 9. Kobayashi, Hitac.1.5 
 10. Kataoka, Tochigi1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Anthony RICHARDSON
  Aishin S.
  (201-F-83)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Richardson, Aishin2.8 
 2. Takeuchi, Hitac.1.8 
 3. Ricci, Toyota Alva.1.5 
 4. Hinkley, Tochigi B.1.0 
 5. Aono, Panasonic T.1.0 
 6. Takeuchi, Toyota1.0 
 7. Young, Aishin SH1.0 
 8. Kashiwagi, Aishin0.8 
 9. Diouf, Hokkaido L.0.8 
 10. Klette, Hokkaido0.8 


BJ League Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Maurice HARGROW
  Chiba J.
  (193-G-83)
  Avg: 27.5
 1. Hargrow, Chiba J.27.5 
 2. White, Oita H.25.5 
 3. Flowers, Saitama23.5 
 4. Parker, Shimane SM22.0 
 5. Palmer, Fukuoka22.0 
 6. Roberts, Shins.22.0 
 7. Namizato, Okina.21.5 
 8. Lyons, Miyazaki SS21.0 
 9. Staten, Chiba Jets20.5 
 10. Okosa, Okinawa GK19.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Wendell WHITE
  Oita H.
  (198-G-84)
  Avg: 14
 1. White, Oita H.14.0 
 2. Ocitti, Akita NH13.5 
 3. Holm, Niigata Albi.12.5 
 4. Okosa, Okinawa GK12.0 
 5. Washington, Osaka12.0 
 6. Cummings, Oita H.11.5 
 7. Nunnally, Takamats.11.5 
 8. Roberts, Shins.11.5 
 9. Staten, Chiba Jets11.5 
 10. Rickert, Kyoto H.11.0 
Assists Per Game
 Edward YAMAMOTO
  Shima.
  (173-PG-86)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Yamamoto, Shima.10.5 
 2. Satterfield, Saita.7.5 
 3. McHenry, Okina.7.0 
 4. Namizato, Okina.7.0 
 5. Saito, Shinshu BW6.0 
 6. Gardener, Akita NH6.0 
 7. Takushi, Oita H.5.0 
 8. Murry, Niigata5.0 
 9. Kabaya, Yokohama4.8 
 10. Ogawa, Shiga L.4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Jamel STATEN
  Chiba Jets
  (198-G-83)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Staten, Chiba Jets3.5 
 2. Okosa, Okinawa GK3.5 
 3. Dixon, Fukuoka Riz.3.0 
 4. Simmons, Yokohama2.8 
 5. Lyons, Miyazaki SS2.5 
 6. Fitzgerald, Sendai2.5 
 7. Nakanishi, Fukuok.2.5 
 8. Ohguchi, Hamamats.2.3 
 9. Hughes, Shinshu BW2.0 
 10. Kosuge, Okinawa2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Lawrence BLACKLEDGE
  Osaka E.
  (206-F-86)
  Avg: 5
 1. Blackledge, Osaka5.0 
 2. Singleton, Sendai4.0 
 3. Ashby, Shiga L.3.5 
 4. Hughes, Shinshu BW3.0 
 5. Flowers, Saitama3.0 
 6. Davis, Shimane SM3.0 
 7. Brown, Toyama G.2.5 
 8. Marshall, Osaka E.2.5 
 9. Dukes, Sendai 89e.2.5 
 10. Atkinson, Oita H.2.0 


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Kaspiy Aktau edged BK Atyrau twice - by Eurobasket News
Kaspiy Aktau edged BK Atyrau 92:64 on October 15th. The winners started with 23-14 and added 24-14 in the second period. Moreover they won also the third and the last quarters to seal the victory. Dzhanysh Adiev top-scored for the winners with 19 points and Andrei Malyshev (208-C-85) posted 17. Dmitri Dogadin (204-F-81) and Konstantin Dvirniy (192-G-88) ended up with 13 points each in a win. Korshunov finished the game with 17 points in the losing effort.
Earlier Kaspiy Aktau beat BK Atyrau 79:66. They started with 21-14 and added 19-13 in the second period. BK Atyrau responded with 25-23 in the third quarter, while Kaspiy Aktau finished the game with 16-14 in the last frame. Kyle William Pape (183-G, college: Colorado Mines) paced all the winners with 20 points and 9 rebounds, while Andrei Malyshev posted 17. Dmitri Dogadin and nailed 14. Yuriy Korshunov (204-F-86) replied with 21 points in the losing effort.



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


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Trepca demolishes Bashkimi - by Dren Shporta
After a great game the greens from Mitrovica under the command of Drilon Hajrizi (208-C) (32 points) won the first round game against Bashkimi and started in a great way the new season. Trepcas game was leaded by Jaleel Nelson (21 points) who organized well the team and made possible the big difference.

Throughout all periods Bashkimi was nowhere. The only light in the team was the youngster Artin Gashi who scored 13 points. Neither two transfers, Stephen Hyenes and Kabine Sissoko, couldnt deal with unstoppable Drilon Hajrizi, who was the man of the match in this game.

In general Trepca was better in all aspects and in all periods they raised the advantage. And in the end the result 109:67 (31:21, 29:9, 22:16, and 27:21) was not a surprise. A great help came also from Daniel Milanovski who scored 26 points for a mitrovican team.



Sigal Prishtina's team game overtakes great duo of Peja - by Dren Shporta
Blerim Mazreku and Eric Salley (183-G-88, agency: I.D.S. Law, college: Claflin) scored 30 points each and played a great game last night against Sigal Prishtina, but it was not enough to stop the superb team game of the raining champions of BKT Superliga.

Sigal Prishtina leaded by Alban Veseli (200-F-90) with 24 points, turned the game in their favor in the second period after going +10 in the end of the half. Near 1500 spectators had a chance to watch a great rivalry during the game which ended 99:90 (23:26, 31:18, 25:24, and 20:22), with the win of Arben Krasniqi's boys.

Maybe in the end everything could be different if, Vigan Radoni and veteran Valdet Grapci of Peja could finish the game, because they were penalized after five personal fouls. In the other hand, Sigal Prishtina beside Alban Veseli had another five players which scored more than 10 points, that tells about the quality of the team game and players on the bench.



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


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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.




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Malvin wins Preliminary Group B - by Eurobasket News
Malvin is the winner of Preliminary Group B. They won all three games to take the first place in this pool and of course advanced to the next stage. In Game One, Malvin handed 90-70 loss to Amistad. Fernando Martinez (170-PG-79) stepped up for the winners with 21 points. In the second meeting, Malvin grabbed 71-69 victory against Centauros. Nicolas Borsellino (202-F-86) (9 rebs) and Fernando Martinez shined with 16 points each. In the last game of the Preliminary Round, Malvin played another thriller and won against Uniceub BRB 87-85. Fernando Martinez exploded with 26 points and 8 assists in this victory. It was the first loss for Uniceub BRB, who ended as No.2 and also advanced to the next stage. Centauros finished as third ranked team with one win and two defeats. Amistad failed in all thee games.

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Lietuvos Rytas edged Minsk-2006 away from home - by Eurobasket News
Minsk-2006- Lietuvos Rytas 67:87

Lietuvos Rytas edged Minsk-2006 away from home at VTB League over the weekend. Belarusian Minsk-2006 recorded its first loss at the home court. Hosts were rolled over by fifth ranked Lithuanian Lietuvos rytas 87-67. Worth to mention a great performance of Lawrence Roberts (205-F/C-82, college: Mississippi St.) who helped to win the game recording 18 points and 6 rebounds. At the losing side Julius Hodge (201-G-83, agency: I.D.S. Law, college: N.Carolina St.) responded with 12 points and 6 assists. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Lietuvos Rytas moved-up to second place, which they share with Zalgiris and Unics. Defending Belarusian champion Minsk-2006 still closes the standings with one game lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Lietuvos rytas will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Minsk-2006 will play against Enisey Krasnoyarsk and hopes to get finally their first victory.

Minsk-2006: Julius Hodge 12, Justin Knox (205-F, college: N.Carolina) 12
Lietuvos Rytas: Lawrence Roberts 18, Tyrese Rice (185-PG-87, agency: Priority Sports, college: Boston Coll.) 15, Renaldas Seibutis (196-G-85) 12



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Best players of Diekirch League round 4 - by Eurobasket News
Experienced international forward Martin Rajniak (204-F-78) had an amazing evening in the last round for league's second-best Basket Esch and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 4.
The 33-year old forward had the game-high 28 points adding four rebounds for Basket Esch in his team's victory, helping them to beat Heffingen (#10, 0-4), the league's bottom-ranked team 74-67. Basket Esch is placed at 2nd position in Diekirch League. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost that single game earlier this season. Basket Esch will need more victories to improve their 3-1 record. It's Rajniak's second year at Basket Esch and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Cal State - Bakersfield graduate has very impressive stats this year. Rajniak is in league's top in points (2nd best: 27.3ppg) and averages solid 60.3% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 28-year old American forward Demetrius Brown (201-F-83) of Amicale. Brown impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 25 points and 10 rebounds. Of course he lead Amicale to another comfortable win outscoring the lower-ranked Soleuvre (#9, 1-3) 92-65. Amicale's 4th position in the standings has not changed. His team's 3-1 record is not bad at all. Brown is a newcomer at Amicale and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 21.5ppg (#7). He also registered 5.0 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was American Lamonte Ulmer (198-SF-86, agency: Impact Basketball) of Soleuvre (#9). Ulmer showcased his all-around game by recording 23 points, fourteen rebounds (!!!) and four assists in the last round. Despite Ulmer's great performance Soleuvre lost 65-92 to the higher-ranked Amicale (#4, 3-1). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. Soleuvre can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 1-3 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Ulmer he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Ulmer has individually a great season in Luxembourg. After only 4 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 26.5ppg (4th best) and rebounds with 10.3rpg (6th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Larrie Smith (198-F-75) of Sparta - 25 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Tom Schumacher (190-G-87) of T71 - 29 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Dimitri Jorssen (212-C/F-79) of Soleuvre - 20 points, 14 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Jerome Gumbs (194-F-82) of Residence - 15 points, 14 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Stefan Svitek (203-F/C-77) of Basket Esch - 19 points and 8 rebounds
9. Frank Muller (194-F/C-88) of T71 - 24 points and 9 rebounds
10. Denell Stephens (193-F/G-86) of T71 - 8 points and 14 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)


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. Perre, Musel Pikes21.0 
 9. Jorssen, Soleuvre20.3 
 10. Muller, T7119.5 
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. Kennedy, Residence10.3 
 6. Ulmer, Soleuvre10.3 
 7. Bassirou, Musel Pi.10.0 
 8. Svitek, Basket Es.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. Smith, Sparta2.0 
 8. Birenbaum, Amicale2.0 
 9. Stephens, T712.0 
 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. Reimold, Basket E.1.0 
 6. Hoffmann, Sparta1.0 
 7. Brown, Amicale1.0 
 8. Dreesen, Sparta1.0 
 9. Ribeiro, BBC Nitia0.8 
 10. Bassirou, Musel P.0.7 


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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Fuerza Regia brings in Donta Smith - by Eurobasket News
Donta Smith (201-G-83, college: SE Illinois JC) will continue his career in Mexico. The American guard penned a deal with Fuerza Regia for rest of the LNBP season. He already made debut in the league last weekend. Smith had 8 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists, while Fuerza Regia lost against Halcones Rojos on the road 66-69. Donta Smith spent last season in China as a member of Liaoning Panpan Hunters. He averaged 15.1 points, 4.2 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 2.2 steals for 19 games in CBA. This year Smith helped Marinos de Anzoategui to win Venezuelan LPB title. He played in Venezuela in 2010 as well. At that time he was a member of Espartanos de Margarita. Donta Smith also has experience from NBA, NBA D-League, Puerto Rico, Australia and Bulgaria.

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UIcinj vs Teodo postponed - by Darko Pekic
Ulcinj should have faced Teodo at home last night but the guests didn't arrive and the game is postponed, said Erste Basketball League Comissioner, Miomir M. Mugosa yesterday night. Actually, a fire erupted on a hill near Budva and the street was blocked so the League Comissioner didn't have other choice. He decided to postpone the game for today at 18.00.

The game Ulcinj- Teodo is the last game of the 1st Round.


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


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Derrick Rose blames owners for NBA lockout - by Eurobasket News
Derrick Rose (6'4''-G-88, college: Memphis) says blame for the NBA's current labor impasse rests squarely with team owners, not players.

'It's very sad, but everybody knows it's not our fault,' the Chicago Bulls point guard and reigning NBA most valuable player said Saturday. 'If it was up to us we'd be out there playing. I think that is wrong and I know they could easily take care of it.'

The 23-year-old Bulls star talked about the lockout and his training regimen during downtown appearances introducing a new adidas shoe line.

Rose said the NBA lockout, which has wiped out training camp, exhibition games and the early port of the regular 2011-12 season, has been frustrating.

'They (the owners) aren't thinking about anything that we're saying,' he said. 'They're not taking into consideration (anything) that we're trying to give them. We're just going to have to see how it goes.'

Rose said a partial regular season seemed a likely scenario.

'It is,' he said. ' (But) I can't say nothing about it.'

NBA Commissioner David Stern wiped out the season's first two weeks and has threatened to also cancel the league's showcase Christmas Day games.

Rose said he continues to work out despite the lack of organized practices that training camp would provide.

'I'm working on my post game, sharpening my shooting, dribbling and all that stuff,' he said. 'I'm just trying to get better as a player, get smarter. I definitely want my basketball IQ to get better.'

Rose led Chicago to an NBA best 62 regular season victories last season. The Bulls were eliminated by Miami in five games in the Eastern Conference finals. He averaged 25 points per game on the way to league MVP honors.

'We had a great year last year and for us not to have a season this year or taking so long to come up with a deal I think that is wrong,' he said.

Rose is not only endorsing, the new adidas adiZero Rose2 line, he's using the footwear.

'I work out in these every day,' he said. 'I will be playing him them.'

He made Saturday appearances at a Michigan Ave. shoe store, then greeted several hundred fans at a State St. Footlocker outlet where some fans reportedly camped out overnight to meet the Chicago native.

Rose was later scheduled to play some basketball with selected youths at the James Jordan Boys and Girls Club on the city's West Side.

Courtesy of www.usatoday.com


Durant: Owners refuse to make any concessions - by Eurobasket News
Oklahoma City star Kevin Durant (6'9''-G/F-88, college: Texas) is looking for some concessions from NBA owners to help end the lockout.

'They got to meet us at some point,' Durant said after playing in an exhibition game at a DC-area high school on Saturday. 'I feel like [the owners] aren't helping us out -- they're not trying meet us halfway with it.'

Durant said the players had 'sacrificed a lot' in an effort to reach a labor agreement.

The owners and players are scheduled to meet with a federal mediator on Tuesday and Commissioner David Stern has said the league's popular Christmas Day games could be canceled if that session does not go well.

The lockout, which began in July, already has wiped out the first two weeks of the regular season.

'The way the meetings [have] been going, it's just so slow,' Durant said. 'Us as players, we bring in a lot of the money. Hopefully we come to an agreement, but we got to stand firm.'

Though there has been speculation over whether there will be a season, Durant is optimistic the sides will resolve their differences in time to play.

'I'm not concerned about that,' he said. 'I think we'll get something done -- I hope so. I don't want to think about that.'

For as long as the lockout progresses, Durant said he'll continue to participate in exhibitions to keep in shape and maintain a positive relationship with fans.

Durant was in Washington with Wizards guard John Wall, Kings forward DeMarcus Cousins and other NBA stars to renew the Philadelphia-Washington DC rivalry in front of crowd of several hundred fans.

Lou Williams and Hakim Warrick led the way in Philadelphia's 172-169 win. Durant scored 56 points for the DC team.

'They've been talking trash to me for two weeks now,' Durant said of the Philadelphia team. 'I wanted to put on a show.'

Courtesy of http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com


Dwyane Wade says NBA owners have been great at publicly complaining - by Eurobasket News
Dwyane Wade (6'4''-G-82, college: Marquette) said the NBA has done an amazing job in getting its message out to basketball fans during the lockout. Players, he said, have not wanted to take the same approach as the NBA on the battle of perception.

We havent done a great job of complaining, Wade said. Thats what the NBA has done, theyve done a great job of complaining. We havent done a great job of that so no one sees our side. They more so see the owners side.

And that side is this: Without more competitive balance, the league cant succeed.

Theres a real willingness of the high-grossing teams to pitch in and put in some dollars, Stern told NBA TV in an interview broadcast Thursday night. And theres a real desire on the low-grossing teams to have the money to make them competitive.

Wade and Stern discussed that point during a sometimes contentious meeting several top players attended in New York a couple weeks ago, and just as he did then, the star doesnt agree with the commissioner.

Courtesy of The Associated Press


Raptors still looking for GM - by Eurobasket News
After making progress on an agreement to become the Toronto Raptors general manager, talks with Philadelphia 76ers GM Ed Stefanski have stalled, league sources told Yahoo! Sports on Friday.

Two sources with knowledge of the talks used the term hit a snag to describe the state of the discussions.

In the past several days, sources said, this development has caused former New Orleans Hornets GM Jeff Bower to re-emerge at the forefront of the search.

Its unclear what caused the talks between Toronto president Bryan Colangelo and Stefanski to come undone, but several sources said what seemed inevitable a week ago the hiring of Stefanski has been derailed. Stefanski is trying to become more engaged in the Trail Blazers search, sources said.

Stefanski is working under Sixers president Rod Thorn and has one season left on his contract. But Stefanski knows the Sixers new owners want to make their own imprint on the franchise, and that he needs to find his next job sooner than later.

Once San Antonio Spurs assistant GM Dennis Lindsey pulled out of the Raptors search earlier this month, Stefanski and Bower became the two finalists for the job.

Courtesy of Yahoo! Sports


Stephon Marbury about to begin new season playing basketball in China - by Eurobasket News
Chinas most beloved New Yorker, Marbury Stephon (6'2''-G-77, college: Georgia Tech), arrived for his third season in the Chinese Basketball Association at Beijing Capital Airport on October 6th with a bunch of bags, a lot of smiles and two big band-aids on his head. (And as always, a lot of people with cameras taking his photos.) After playing one and a half seasons Taiyuan, Shanxi province, and Foshan, Guangdong, two Chinese cities not exactly known as foreign hotspots, Marbury has finally made it to his Chinese professional basketball mecca, Beijing.

This season, Steph will play for the Beijing Shougang Ducks. Last season, led by former New York Knicks and Atlanta Hawks center, Randolph Morris, the Ducks finished in eighth place, which gave them the right to be swept out of the first round of the playoffs by eventual league runners-up, Xinjiang Guanghui. Aiming to build off that success, the Ducks brought back Morris for another year and signed Marbury, who interestingly enough was close to signing with the team last year before team management ultimately decided to go with Steve Francis instead. (We dont need to remind you how that ended up.) Although the team will be weakened with the departure of Jordanian national teammer, Zaid Abbas, who moved on to Fujian SBS this season to act as their Asian import, teaming up with Morris and Taiwanese national team point guard/CBA heartthrob, Lee Hsueh-lin, will give Marbury by far his best chance to make it to the post-season for the first time in his Chinese career.

Courtesy of www.insidehoops.com


2011 Draft Picks in Europe: Stats - by Julius Johnson
Draft Player G MIN PTS 2FGP 3FGP FT RO RD RT AS PF BS ST TO
3 Kanter 8 17.8 9.6 59.2% 0.0% 67.9% 1.8 2.1 3.9 0.5 1.6 0.6 0.3 1.1 European Championships
4 Valanciunas 3 18.0 8.0 50.0% 0.0% 83.3% 2.0 4.3 6.3 0.0 1.7 1.3 0.3 2.0 Euroleague
16 Vucevic 3 24.3 14.3 41.7% 40.0% 58.3% 3.0 6.0 9.0 0.3 2.3 1.3 1.0 2.7 Adriatic League
20 Motiejunas 2 20.5 9.5 40.0% 40.0% 71.4% 0.5 4.0 4.5 0.5 3.0 0.5 0.5 4.0 VTB League
31 Bogdanovic 5 30.2 12.8 54.5% 40.9% 92.9% 0.6 3.2 3.8 0.8 2.6 0.2 1.2 1.0 European Championships
32 Harper 2 25.5 11.0 50.0% 14.3% 83.3% 1.5 6.5 8.0 0.5 2.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 French League
33 Singler 3 31.0 19.7 58.3% 40.0% 82.6% 2.0 1.7 3.7 1.3 2.7 0.7 1.3 2.0 Spanish League
38 Parsons 1 23.0 7.0 33.3% 0.0% 75.0% 1.0 2.0 3.0 5.0 1.0 0.0 3.0 1.0 French League
40 Leuer 4 32.0 13.3 42.9% 12.5% 47.1% 1.8 5.5 7.3 1.3 1.5 0.5 1.3 3.3 German League
42 Bertans 5 12.6 5.6 70.0% 17.6% 55.6% 0.4 1.6 2.0 0.2 1.6 0.4 0.0 0.8 European Championships
48 Benson 2 21.5 6.0 50.0% 0.0% 50.0% 1.0 3.0 4.0 0.0 3.0 0.5 0.0 2.0 Italian League
52 Dieber Greek League
54 Macvan 2 13.0 7.0 100.0% 50.0% 25.0% 0.5 1.5 2.0 1.0 1.5 0.5 0.0 0.5 Adriatic League
55 Moore 2 27.5 9.0 66.7% 40.0% 0.0% 0.5 3.5 4.0 1.0 4.0 0.5 1.0 2.0 Italian League
58 Majak 5 24.8 16.6 56.9% 66.7% 82.6% 3.0 5.2 8.2 1.0 3.2 3.2 0.8 3.8 Slovakian League
59 Hanga 3 25.0 9.0 60.0% 8.3% 60.0% 0.7 2.0 2.7 2.3 3.7 0.7 0.7 3.3 Spanish League


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Oshawa Power announce training camp roster - by Eurobasket News
The Oshawa Power announced today that they will be holding an intra- quad game on Saturday, October 15, 2011 doors open at 6:00 p.m. and tip off is set for 6:30 p.m. at Pickering High School in Ajax, On.

'We are very pleased with the guys we have on our training camp roster.', said Gary Durrant, President of Basketball Operations.' I can't wait for everyone to see how entertaining and dynamic our guys are. Be prepared to be amazed by the Power.'

This will be the first opportunity for fans to get a sneak peek at the 2011-2012 Oshawa Power roster. Toronto native and local legend Denham Brown will also be donning the orange and black for the first time this season. Brown, is the first member of the Canadian Senior Men's National Team to sign with an NBL Canada franchise. Since arriving at training camp Brown has raised the level of competition, and has been one of the vocal leaders amongst the group.

Oshawa Power head coach, and former NBA player, Mark Strickland (6'10''-F/C-70, college: Temple) and the training camp participants will be available after the game for autographs and a meet and greet with kids.

The Oshawa Power have a preseason game at home on October 27, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. against the London Lightning and will play their first home regular season game of the season on Thursday, November 3, 2011 at the General Motors Centre, where they will tip off against the Moncton Miracles at 7:30 p.m.

Courtesy of www.oursportscentral.com


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Kansas shakes off bad news for Late Night - by Eurobasket News
Hours after letting Kansas fans hear some bad news about the program, Jayhawks coach Bill Self made a lot of them smile.

On Friday afternoon, Self announced that the NCAA ruled freshmen Ben McLemore and Jamari Traylor partial qualifiers and they won't eligible to play this season.

On Friday night, Self rode to the center of James Naismith Court on a specially made Kansas motorcycle to commemorate the 2008 national championship. He was even wearing a black leather jacket and black leather chaps. It wasn't his idea to wear the chaps.

'They told me I need to look like a biker for whatever reason,' Self said. 'I tried to do what they ask me to do.'

Courtesy of www.kxnet.com


Defending champion UConn opens practice - by Eurobasket News
Connecticut's basketball teams showed off their skills in front of their fans for the first time since the men brought home the program's third national championship and the women returned from their 12th Final Four.

Men's coach Jim Calhoun has said he believes his team may be more talented than the one that beat Butler in April. They showed off their athleticism Friday for more than 10,000 fans who came out to watch the school's annual 'First Night' show.

Freshman guard Ryan Boatright, who is generously listed in the media guide at 6-feet, won the dunk contest by taking a pass off the side of the backboard from Shabazz Napier and doing a 360-degree dunk. Andre Drummond, another freshman, was almost as impressive with his array of windmill and between the leg dunks, though the 6-10 prize recruit missed a couple of attempts after jumping from behind the free throw line.

Niels Giffey topped freshman Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis from the women's team in the three-point contest, and there was dancing and contests for students, even appearances from alumni such as Ray Allen and the hero of last year's national title run, Kemba Walker.

But while much of the night was a celebration of all things UConn, there was also talk throughout the arena about the future of the Big East, and the prospect of Central Florida joining the conference.

'I think it's a good addition, long-term-wise for the Big East, but for us, right now, our basketball team needs to concentrate on this season,' Calhoun said.

Women's coach Geno Auriemma said he had not heard the news before the media informed him Friday night.

'My feeling is you invite people with the understanding that they're going to come in,' he said 'I would think if they've been invited, they're coming.

'My only thing would be Jose (Fernandez) , who coaches South Florida, always brings me great cigars when they come up here,' he said. 'So if the Central Florida coaching staff wants to get in good with us, just bring us some good cigars.'

The first actual practice for the men takes place on Saturday morning.

'They say it's going to be a lot of running, so I'm in shape and I'm ready for it,' freshman forward DeAndre Daniels said. 'I can't wait.'

The women already had 10 practices in August, before they travelled as a team to Italy for four exhibition games. The NCAA allows such trips once every four years.

'We definitely got a lot of stuff done and we just made sure we were working and got used to playing with each other, building chemistry and getting to know your teammates,' Hartley said.

But Mosqueda-Lewis said the 'First Night' activities are still exciting for the freshmen.

'I'm just really happy that it's finally my turn to be out there, my turn to be part of the team,' she said.

The UConn men open the regular season on Nov. 11 against Columbia. The first game for the women will be Nov. 13, when they host Holy Cross.

'You don't have long to get going, Calhoun said. 'We're not 11-0 as we were at the end of the season, we're 0-0 and we start out like everybody else, and we still have a young team that has to develop an identity.'

Courtesy of www.usatoday.com


Xavier suspends senior center Kenny Frease indefinitely - by Eurobasket News
Xavier senior center Kenny Frease (7'0''-C-89) has been suspended indefinitely by coach Chris Mack.

The Musketeers coach said Friday that the 7-foot Frease 'did not fulfill all the responsibilities of a Xavier basketball player.'

Frease, a preseason second-team selection in the Atlantic 10, averaged 11.7 points last season. He also had 7.1 rpg.

The Musketeers, who have won or shared the last five A-10 regular-season titles, were the runaway choice as the preseason No. 1 in the conference.

Courtesy of http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com


UW senior guard Scott Suggs out with injury - by Eurobasket News
Any debate about how Washington basketball coach Lorenzo Romar was going to divide up playing time between his three outstanding shooting guards Terrence Ross, C.J. Wilcox and Scott Suggs (6'6''-G) will be tempered for the next two months.

The team announced that Suggs, a senior from St. Louis, underwent surgery for a stress fracture on his right foot on Friday.

He is having surgery as we speak to get a screw put in, Romar said Friday. We anticipate a full recovery within eight weeks.

The Huskies took no chances and opted to have surgery instead of letting Suggs try to play through it and possibly making it worse.

Usually in those situations, you could gimp through it, Romar said. But one wrong move, and now you have a clean break, now you cant play through that. So its better that he got it taken care of now without the risk of breaking it.

Suggs played in 31 games last season, averaging 7.4 points and 1.9 rebounds per game. But he was one of the Huskies best long-range threats, shooting 45 percent (49-109) from 3-point range. He is just one of two seniors on the UW roster on scholarship, along with Darnell Gant.

Hes one of the veterans that have done a great job of helping, teaching and leading our young people in our system, and learning our system, Romar said. Some of the drills we do when fatigue sets in, hed be one of the guys that is just going to fight through it and set that example. Show the others how to it that way. You miss that.

While Romar hadnt named his starting five since practice started on Friday, it was clear that Suggs had worked hard enough in the offseason to be a likely starter.

He was playing well, Romar said. He was playing awfully well. Its moot now to anoint him as a starter, but was playing as well as anybody.

Even though Suggs will miss up to two months, there was no talk of redshirting him.

Well talk redshirt under one condition, (if) the season is lost it seems, Romar said.

While suffering an injury as a senior is always frustrating, the good news for Suggs is that he already knows the Huskies defensive and offensive systems.

He wont have to learn anything we are doing, Romar said. He knows it. Itll take him a few days. Because when you come back from an injury like that, its not like the eighth week you start to condition. Hell start conditioning in several weeks. So when he comes back, it wont take him long.

Perhaps one of the most frustrating aspects for Suggs is that he wont be able to play when Washington travels to his hometown to play the University of St. Louis.

The only reason were playing that game is for him, Romar said. I know a lot of people were excited to see him play. Its amazing, the timing of it.

While Ross and C.J. Wilcox were going to play regardless, the absence of Suggs could mean extra minutes for freshmen Tony Wroten and Hikeem Stewart.

We do have depth, fortunately, Romar said. But youre talking about a senior captain, and he was playing his best basketball... You lose a guy whos experienced with know-how and was playing really well. In spite of our depth, thats still losing a lot as far as Im concerned.

Courtesy of www.thenewstribune.com


UNC Tar Heels open season of high expectations - by Rick Ross
Courtesy Of sportsillustrated.cnn.com
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- Tyler Zeller and Harrison Harrison Barnes (6'8''-F) look ready
to pick up where they left off last season. If their North Carolina
teammates do the same, the Tar Heels might just meet those lofty expectations.

The Tar Heels opened a season in which they'll be among the favorites to
win the national championship, drawing more than 21,000 fans to the Smith Center
on Friday night to watch the mix of veteran talent and touted newcomers
in an abbreviated first practice.

It's a little pressure, but at the same time, I think that's why we're a great team,
junior guard Dexter Strickland said. 'We have high expectations and
we just have to play hard and match it.

The annual Late Night with Roy' event included a 20-minute scrimmage
in addition to players performing dances and showing taped skits in a
night of fun before things get serious. Zeller scored 11 points to help
White beat Blue 39-31 in the scrimmage, while Harrison Barnes - whose second-half
tear helped fuel UNC's surge to the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season title
scored 11 to lead the Blue, according to unofficial stats.

A year ago, North Carolina was coming off a 17-loss season and hoping Harrison Barnes
would live up to preseason expectations as the first freshman named preseason
All-America by The Associated Press. He got off to a slow start and the team
looked lost in January, but Harrison Barnes got rolling with a series of clutch late
game shooting performances as the Tar Heels won 17 of 19 to end the regular
season and chase down Duke for the ACC crown.

The Tar Heels ended the season with a loss to Kentucky to
fall a game short of the Final Four.

Among the five returning starters from that 29-win team are Harrison Barnes, Zeller
and John Henson, three players who returned to school instead of entering the NBA draft.
The Tar Heels added two of McDonald's All-Americas in James Michael McAdoo and
P.J. Hairston, making UNC a popular choice for No. 1 in numerous preseason publications.

McAdoo tipped in his only basket for the opening score of the scrimmage,
while Hairston managed four points and struggled with the outside shot that
is expected to open things up for Zeller and Henson inside. But Zeller,
a senior 7-footer, pointed out that the youngsters likely won't have to take
on such prominent roles as in the past two seasons.

I think probably the biggest thing is we do have enough veterans that we can
just put them up against the veterans and they can kind of pick up the speed
as they go, Zeller said. 'They're going to struggle for a couple of weeks,
but that's kind of part of being a freshman. You've got to learn quickly and
hopefully you catch up to speed.

In addition to the intrasquad scrimmage, the Tar Heels played taped spoofs of ESPN's
This is SportsCenter' ads. The clips gave a nod to the Tar Heels' title hopes,
with NBA player Marvin Williams from the 2005 NCAA championship team teaching
McAdoo how to clip down the nets in one. In another, a pickup game between current and former
players got a late start when the former players - including Tyler Hansbrough,
Raymond Felton and Wayne Ellington - from the 2005 and 2009 title-winning teams
simply pointed to the banners to make the current group fetch the ball to begin the game.

The Tar Heels required their freshmen to prepare for the opener against
Michigan State in the Carrier Classic game on the flight deck of the USS
Carl Vinson by dancing a routine while wearing life preservers.

The event was hosted by ESPN anchor and alumnus Stuart Scott. It also honored former
UNC All-America and NBA all-star Vince Carter, who donated $2.5 million to the
Carolina Basketball Family Fund which paid for renovations for the Smith Center
basketball offices in 2010. With the gift, the brick walkway beside the Smith Center
bearing the names of every varsity player, coach, trainer and manager in
program history was named for Carter.




Big East to invite Boise St, 3 others - by Eurobasket News
The Big East plans to invite Boise State, Air Force and Navy as football-only members, and Central Florida to compete in all sports, after it doubles the exit fee for current members to $10 million.

An official in the Big East, speaking on condition of anonymity because the conference had not authorized anyone to speak publicly about its plans, told The Associated Press the invitations could go out as soon as next week.

The official also said Commissioner John Marinatto was in Cincinnati on Friday meeting with UCFs president and athletic director.

Conferences do not publicly invite new members unless they are confident those invitations will be accepted.

CBS Sports first reported the Big East would invite Boise State, Air Force, Navy and UCF.

The Big East announced earlier this week it wanted to expand to 12 football schools.

Big East officials made protecting the leagues automatic bid to the Bowl Championship Series their expansion priority. That pushed Boise State, which is in its first season in the Mountain West Conference after a decade in the Western Athletic Conference, to the top of the Big Easts most wanted list, along with the service academies.

The Broncos are 71-5 since 2006, finished 10th in the final BCS standings last season and at 5-0 seem on their way to a top-10 finish. Big East officials believe putting Boise States record on the Big Easts ledger when the BCS reviews which leagues should have automatic bids beyond 2013 should allow the conference to make the cut.

The Mountain West Conference does not have an automatic bid to the BCS. Nor does Conference USA, where UCF currently plays.

Later Friday, those two leagues announced they would consolidate their 22 football programs by 2013.

MWC Commissioner Craig Thompson said he has been notified by the leaders of Boise State and Air Force that they had been in contact with the Big East, but the presidents of those schools also participated in the leagues unanimous vote to approve the merger with CUSA.

He said the merger creates stability and is a viable option for Boise State and Air Force, but he would not speculate on what those schools would do.

Conference USA commissioner Britton Banowsky said the president of UCF took part in his conferences vote and that he and Marinatto have been in contact about Central Florida.

I hope UCF will stay, he said. But if a school feels like its in a better situation somewhere else thats OK.

Both commissioners said they are having internal discussions with their members about possibly adding other schools.

Right now, the Big East has only six schools committed to play football in the league beyond this season.

Pittsburgh and Syracuse have announced they will move to the Atlantic Coast Conference, though Big East rules require them to stay in the league for the next two seasons and Marinatto has said he will hold the Panthers and Orange to that. However, that seems unlikely if the league can grow to 12 teams for next season without them.

TCU was slated to join the Big East in 2012, but the Horned Frogs reneged on that commitment and accepted an invite to the Big 12 last week.

Trying to recruit new members has been tricky for the Big East because its remaining members might also be looking for new conference homes.

Louisville and West Virginia are possible targets for the Big 12 if it needs to replace Missouri, which is pondering a move to the Southeastern Conference, or decides to expand back to 12 teams.

Connecticut has interest in joining the ACC if it expands again, and there has been speculation about Rutgers moving, too.

By raising the exit fee, the Big East is trying to show the schools it is recruiting that the conference will be viable in the long run. Boise State, Air Force, which also competes in the MWC, and Navy, an independent in football, all had reservations about the Big Easts long-term health.

The Big East is still considering adding Temple, and UCFs CUSA rivals SMU and Houston. Temple, which was kicked out of the Big East in 2005, plays football in the Mid-American Conference.

The Texas schools would replace the presence in the state the Big East thought it was going to have with TCU, and help make the move to the Big East more palatable to Boise State.

Boise, Idaho, is nearly 1,900 miles from the closest current Big East member, Louisville. Though the trip to Houston is about as far, having a presence in Texas is alluring to Boise State.

Boise State and Air Force would have to find a conference to house their other sports. A return to the WAC is possible for both, though WAC Commissioner Karl Benson said Friday that he has only had hypothetical conversations with Boise State and Air Force officials about those schools joining as non-football members.

The Big East also has eight members that do not compete in football: Villanova, Georgetown, St. Johns, Providence, Seton Hall, Marquette, DePaul and Notre Dame.

Notre Dames goal is to remain a football independent, but if the Big East crumbles the Fighting Irish could end up with no place for their basketball, baseball and Olympic sports to compete. That could force Notre Dame to finally give up football independence and put its storied program in a conference, because its unlikely another league will give the Irish the same deal they have in the Big East.

The combined Mountain West Conference and Conference USA will spread across five time zones from North Carolina to Hawaii.

Mountain West commissioner Thompson says the leagues made the move to join instead of waiting for teams to be poached or otherwise affected by conference realignment.

The conferences did not say when the merger would take place, nor what the new association would be called.

Courtesy of www.sltrib.com


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Shay Berry Named Hunter College Men's Basketball Coach - by Arnault Desira
Veteran basketball coach with over 20 years of experience, has been hired as the head men's basketball coach at Hunter College, Director of Athletics Terry Wansart announced Tuesday.

Berry joins the Hawks after a five-year stop at Division I Ivy League member Dartmouth College, where he was instrumental in all facets of the Big Green program, including skill development, game preparation and recruitingan element Berry intends to heavily focus on at Hunter.

No stranger to New York City, Berry served as an assistant coach at Fordham University during the 1999-03 seasons, after serving the team in the capacity as an assistant coach in 1997.

From 1991-96, Berry was an assistant coach at New York University where he would go on to help the Violets advance to the NCAA Division III championship game in 1994. While at NYU, Berry helped the Violets to a 111-26 record in five seasons and an impressive .810 winning percentage. In addition to his duties as an assistant coach, Berry operated as the head men's golf coach and commanded the men's junior varsity basketball team.

A 1989 graduate of Central Connecticut State University, Berry began his coaching career as an assistant at Yale University during the 1990-91 season and head coach of the Bulldogs' junior varsity team.



CUA excited to begin new season on Sunday - by Arnault Desira
With the calendar reading October that must mean college basketball season is ready to get underway. CUA will begin practice on Sunday, October 16 with only a few short weeks before its first game. The Cardinals are coming off their 11th 20-win season in the last 14 years after a 21-9 campaign in 2010-11.

CUA advanced all the way to the Landmark Conference championship game for the first time last season, and the Cardinals also played in the ECAC title game. Despite registering another 20-win season, Howes and his team were not satisfied with the way last year ended.

After graduating a strong class of seniors off last year's team, that included three-time All-American Jason Banzhaf and two-time All-Conference honoree R.J. Dixon, Howes will look to a new crop of Cardinals to step up and assume the leadership role.

The Cardinals will play an exhibition game at the University of Florida on Thursday, November 3 at 7 p.m. inside the Stephen O'Connell Center. CUA's regular season opener is slated for Friday, November 18 vs. Penn State-Harrisburg at the Dickinson Tournament in Carlisle, Pa. Tip time is slated for 6.



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Waitakere ease past Breakers Academy - by Mike Lacey

The NZ Breakers Development Academy were defeated 101-93 by Waitakere West in the semi final of the Conference Basketball League at Atlas Place on Saturday.. Nick Burrow opened the scoring for the Breakers in an evenly contested first quarter, the boys from the West holding a slender 28-26 first quarter advantage on the back of a Brooke Ruscoe buzzer beater.
The lead changed hands a few times early in the second period, a Reuben Te Rangi three pointer giving the Academy a 29-28 advantage 2:36 into the quarter. That lead was quickly extinguished by Houston ORiley but when Tohi Smith-Milner landed a dunk the Breakers trailed by just 2 points, 44-46 approaching half time. However a spectacular dunk by Kevin Smith (196-F-79, college: Lee) and another quarter closer from Ruscoe had Waitakere ahead 56-50 at half time.

Neither team were having much trouble scoring, Brad Anderson and Te Rangi to the fore for the Breakers and Carl Buck and Ruscoe prominent for Waitakere. Ruscoe for the third consecutive period had the final say in the stanza knocking down a triple on the final play to extend the visitors advantage to 84-71 with ten minutes remaining.
A couple of Isaac Fotu baskets and scores from James Ashby and Shea Iti kept the Breakers in touch, 78-88 with 5 minutes remaining. Try as they might the Academy could not threaten the 10 point buffer and Waitakere were able to close out the game, deservedly progressing to the Final.
Final Score;
NZ Breakers 93 (Brad Anderson 25, Isaac Fotu 15, Reuben Te Rangi 13, James Ashby 11)
Waitakere West 101 (Carl Buck 33, Brooke Ruscoe 20, Kevin Smith 16).

The second semi final was won by Harbour Heat Reserves, who beat Counties Basketball by a single point. Cam Stuart scored a game winning three pointer with just 2 seconds remaining on the clock.

Mike Lacey




Who was hot and who was not from Week 2 - by Duncan Matheson

Week Two All-Star Five

Alex Pledger (216-C-87, college: Belm.Abbey) 16 points, 12 rebounds, 7-12 FG in 18 minutes in 98-61 win

Shawn Redhage (203-F-81, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Arizona St.) 21 points, 7 rebounds, 9-14 FG in 26 minutes in 92-76 win

Oscar Forman (205-F-82) 16 points, 11 rebounds, 4-10 FG 3-6 3pt FG in 28 minutes in 97-89 win

Kevin Lisch (188-PG-86, agency: Warren Sports International, college: St.Louis) 22 points, 4 rebounds, 9-13 FG 3-6 3pt FG in 27 minutes in 92-76 win

Andrew Warren (195-G-87, agency: Interperformances, college: Bradley) 22.0ppg, 5.5 rpg, 3.0 apg, 17-29 FG 8-14 3pt FG over two games

Couldnt find a rhythm..

Julian Khazzouh (210-C-86) 12 points, 3 turnovers, 3-13 FG in 32 minutes in 61-98 loss

Mark Worthington (202-F-83, college: Metro St.) 13 points, 5-16 FG 3-7 FT in 35 minutes in 82-91 loss

Nathan Herbert (192-G/F-84) 0 points, 0-5 FG 0-3 3pt FG in 25 minutes in 89-97 loss

Ayinde Ubaka (193-G-85, college: California) 2 points, 0-9 FG 0-4 3pt FG in 32 minutes in 76-92 loss

Chris Goulding (192-G-88) 5 points, 5 turnovers, 1-9 FG 1-4 3pt FG in 31 minutes in 82-91 loss



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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. Byerson, Tromso8.3 
 5. Ferranti, Baerum B.7.8 
 6. Karlsen, Centrum7.5 
 7. Land, Asker Aliens7.2 
 8. Nwachukwu, Ammerud7.0 
 9. Hagen, Ammerud6.8 
 10. Kombat, Froya B.6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Hani ISSALHI
  Tromso
  (187-G-84)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Issalhi, Tromso5.9 
 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. Randolph, Langhus3.4 
 9. Byerson, Tromso3.4 
 10. Okoroafor, Ammerud3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Hani ISSALHI
  Tromso
  (187-G-84)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Issalhi, Tromso2.6 
 2. Sumskis, Gimle BBK2.0 
 3. Silavs, Froya B.2.0 
 4. Bullock, Froya B.1.8 
 5. Mjos, Baerum B.1.8 
 6. Mjos, Baerum B.1.8 
 7. Sahlertz, Tromso1.6 
 8. Pavlovic, Gimle B.1.5 
 9. Oatis, Baerum B.1.5 
 10. Westerlund, Ammer.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. Bullock, Froya B.0.8 
 6. O''Garrow, Langhus0.8 
 7. Andreassen, Baerum0.7 
 8. Sztych, Asker A.0.7 
 9. Byerson, Tromso0.7 
 10. Sumskis, Gimle BBK0.6 


Centrum and Ammerud Basket announced few changes - by Eurobasket News
Ammerud Basket announced Rob Knight (195-F-84) and Tomasz Lachowicz.Ammerud Basket announced Rob Victor Knight and Tomasz Lachowicz to their roster. Rob Victor Knight debuted with 9 points, while Tomasz Lachowicz scored 2 points in the last game versus Baerum Basket. The latter crushed Ammerud Bskt in Oslo 89-56 on Friday. Baerum Basket led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter.
Centrum brought Marco Sanders (202-F-79, agency: Impact Basketball, college: Point Park), William Pavlic (187-G-83) and Soliman Mahnin (G-89). Marco Sanders played in Germany for EnBW Ludwigsburg (Germany-1.Bundesliga, starting five).
William Pavlic is a Norwegian Guard who played earlier for Persbraaten, Baerums Verk Jets, Kongsberg Penguins, Harstad Vikings, Njard IL Giants Oslo and Fjellhamar BBK.
Soliman Mahnin played for Centrum Tigers Oslo. In 19 games he averaged 5.9ppg, 2.7rpg, 1.8apg, 1.2spg, 2FGP: 44.6%, 3PT: 22.5%, FT: 42.9%.



Gimle BBK add David Hammer, Baerum Basket bring Sigurd Staver - by Eurobasket News
Gimle BBK add David Hammer (195-F-84) for the upcoming season. The player moved from Ulriken Eagles (BLNO) where he played since year 2006. In his first season there he averaged 4.4ppg, 3.6rpg. Last season for Ulriken Eagles (BLNO) after 21 games his stats read 5.4ppg, 3.4rpg, FGP: 43.3%, FT: 46.2%. Last night Gimle BBK lost to Asker Aliens 86-88 in overtime. David Hammer debuted with 4 points.
Baerum Basket bring Sigurd Staver (199-PG-94) to their roster. The Norwegian Point Guard played for Sandvika (2Div.). Sigurd is also the Norwegian U18 National Team. This summer he participated at the European Championships U18 Division B in Varna (Bulgaria). In 4 games his stats read 0.5ppg.



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


BLNO Round 5 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News
Gimle BBK (#5) forced the game against Asker Aliens (#1) into an overtime, but lost by two points 86-88 on Saturday night. The game took place in Bergen. But the guests from Asker were better at the end. Anthony Lee-Ingram orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 37 points (!!!) and 14 rebounds. Asker Aliens have a solid series of three victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 5-1 record. Gimle BBK at the other side keeps the fifth position with three games lost. Asker Aliens will have a break next round. Gimle BBK will play at home against Ammerud Bskt (#7) in Oslo and it may be a tough game between close rivals.



Ammerud Bskt - Baerum Basket 56-89

No shocking result in a game when third ranked Baerum Basket (3-1) crushed 7th ranked Ammerud Bskt (1-3) in Oslo 89-56 on Friday. The game without a history. Baerum Basket led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Ammerud Bskt's 30. Baerum Basket forced 19 Ammerud Bskt turnovers and outrebounded them 46-34 including 16 on the offensive glass. American power forward Donald Oatis (206-79, college: Wilberforce, agency: Prossin Sports Management) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds. His fellow American import forward Ryan Ferranti (196, college: Rollins) contributed with 11 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Five Baerum Basket players scored in double figures. The former international guard Orji Okoroafor (187-80) answered with 11 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists and Swedish forward Elias Westerlund (197-88) added 15 points in the effort for Ammerud Bskt. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Baerum Basket have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain third place with 3-1 record having 2 victories less than leader Asker Aliens, which they share with Froya Basket. Ammerud Bskt lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with three games lost. Baerum Basket will face bottom-ranked Langhus IL (#8) in Oslo in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Ammerud Bskt will play on the road against Froya Basket in Laksevag.
Top scorers:
Ammerud Bskt: E.Westerlund 15+2reb+1ast, T.Hagen 13+3reb+1ast, O.Okoroafor 11+8reb+5ast, R.Victor Knight 9+2reb+1ast, Z.Mahojlovic 4+3reb, T.Lachowicz 2+2reb
Baerum Basket: S.Mjos 16+5reb, D.Oatis 16+12reb+2ast, T.Mjos 15+1reb+1ast, R.Ferranti 11+9reb+2ast, F.Sjostrom 10+10reb+1ast, L.Harto 6+3reb
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Gimle BBK - Asker Aliens 86-88 OT

Gimle BBK (#5) forced the game against Asker Aliens (#1) into an overtime, but lost by two points 86-88 on Saturday night. The game took place in Bergen. But the guests from Asker were better at the end. The guests trailed by 8 points after three quarters before their 22-14 charge, which allowed them to tie the game at the end of regular time and get a 2-point victory in overtime. Gimle BBK was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. American forward Anthony Lee-Ingram (198, college: Brescia (KY), agency: Warren Sports International) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 37 points (!!!) and 14 rebounds. His fellow American import forward Cooper Land (203-88, college: Wright St., agency: Warren Sports International) contributed with 22 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Guard Anders Stien (195-90) answered with a double-double by scoring 24 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists and the former international guard Daniel Berg (195-86, college: NYIT) added 21 points (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) in the effort for Gimle BBK. Four Gimle BBK players scored in double figures. Asker Aliens have a solid series of three victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 5-1 record. Gimle BBK at the other side keeps the fifth position with three games lost. Asker Aliens will have a break next round. Gimle BBK will play at home against Ammerud Bskt (#7) in Oslo and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Gimle BBK: A.Stien 24+10reb+4ast, D.Berg 21+4reb, M.Sumskis 13+5reb, S.Enge 11+3reb+1ast, D.Hammer 4+3reb, F.Gnatt 4+3reb
Asker Aliens: A.Lee-Ingram 37+14reb+1ast, C.Land 22+9reb, M.Midtvedt 9+3reb+2ast, E.Stien 7+4reb+4ast, M.Sztych 6+3reb+1ast, F.Bohn 4+2reb
gschID: 144928


Centrum - Tromso 61-62

There was a minor upset when 4th placed Centrum (2-3) was edged by sixth ranked Tromso (4-3) in Oslo 62-61 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 5 points after three quarters before their 18-12 charge, which allowed them to win the game. American guard Gary Wallace (190-88, college: Robert Morris) saved the victory by scoring 19 points and 5 rebounds. Guard Hani Issalhi (187-84) contributed with 4 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. The former international forward Ronny Karlsen (202-78, college: Independence CC) answered with 17 points and 8 rebounds and the former international point guard Mustafa Mahnin (182-80) added 8 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists in the effort for Centrum. Centrum's coach Marco Sanders rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Tromso moved-up to second place. Newly promoted Centrum dropped to the fifth position with three games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Centrum: R.Karlsen 17+8reb+3ast, B.Aunan 13+3reb, M.Lepovic 11+3reb, M.Mahnin 8+6reb+7ast, F.Nyborg 6+7reb, L.Jaeger Torkildsen 4+4reb+4ast
Tromso: G.Wallace 19+5reb+2ast, G.Mihaylov 12+2reb+1ast, B.Byerson 12+3reb+2ast, M.Sahlertz 6+6reb, A.Solem 5+2reb+1ast, A.Smalas 4+3reb+1ast
gschID: 144929


Langhus - Tromso 40-85

Rather predictable result when sixth ranked Tromso (4-3) rolled over bottom-ranked Langhus IL (0-5) in Oslo 85-40 on Sunday. The game without a history. Tromso led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Langhus IL to just 6 points in first quarter. Tromso dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Langhus IL's 26. Tromso forced 20 Langhus IL turnovers and outrebounded Langhus IL 31-20 including 23 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. American guard Gary Wallace (190-88, college: Robert Morris) orchestrated the victory by scoring 27 points and 5 assists. His fellow American import forward Brad Byerson (201-85, college: Virginia Union) contributed with a double-double by scoring 12 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Byerson is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Four Tromso players scored in double figures. Guard Emari O'Garrow (190-78) answered with 12 points and American point guard Terrance Randolph (180-71, college: Va Intermont) added 0 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for Langhus IL. Langhus IL's coach gave up on the game allowing to play eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Tromso moved-up to second place. Newly promoted Langhus IL still closes the standings with five games lost. Tromso will have a break next round. Langhus IL will play at home against Baerum Basket (#3) in Bekkestua and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Langhus: E.O'Garrow 12+4reb+2ast, O.Egeland 8+1reb, F.Mamen 5+3reb, J.Stian Olsen 5+3ast, A.Kristiansen 4+3reb+2ast, B.Andersen 2+1reb+1ast
Tromso: G.Wallace 27+4reb+5ast, M.Sahlertz 19+3reb+2ast, B.Byerson 12+11reb+6ast, H.Issalhi 11+5reb+6ast, G.Mihaylov 7+5ast, H.Lange 3+2reb+1ast
gschID: 144930




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  PHILIPPINES   


PBA Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Gary DAVID
  Powerade T.
  (187-G/F-78)
  Avg: 22.5
 1. David, Powerade T.22.5 
 2. Bangura, Air21 E.19.6 
 3. Cabagnot, Petron19.5 
 4. Carey, Talk N Text19.5 
 5. Lee, Rain or Shine19.0 
 6. Lutz, Petron Blaze18.0 
 7. Caguioa, Ginebra18.0 
 8. Aguilar, Talk N.17.0 
 9. Thoss, Alaska Aces17.0 
 10. Seigle, Air21 Exp.16.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Arwind SANTOS
  Petron B.
  (193-F-81)
  Avg: 16.5
 1. Santos, Petron B.16.5 
 2. Reyes, Alaska Aces12.0 
 3. Carey, Talk N Text12.0 
 4. Sena, Shopinas.10.0 
 5. Ildefonso, Petron9.5 
 6. Anthony, Powerade.9.5 
 7. Thoss, Alaska Aces9.5 
 8. Taulava, Meralco9.0 
 9. Espinas, Meralco8.7 
 10. Kramer, Powerade.8.5 
Assists Per Game
 Jayson CASTRO
  Talk N Text
  (173-G-86)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Castro, Talk N Te.7.5 
 2. Timberlake, Meralc.5.0 
 3. Lee, Rain or Shine5.0 
 4. Lutz, Petron Blaze5.0 
 5. Lanete, Meralco4.7 
 6. Artadi, Barako Bull4.5 
 7. Cruz, Powerade T.4.5 
 8. Devance, B-Meg L.4.3 
 9. Baguio, Alaska Ac.4.0 
 10. Tenorio, Alaska A.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Christopher LUTZ
  Petron Blaze
  (192-G/F-85)
  Avg: 3
 1. Lutz, Petron Blaze3.0 
 2. Castro, Talk N Te.2.5 
 3. Ildefonso, Petron2.5 
 4. Lanete, Meralco2.3 
 5. Dela Cruz, Alaska2.0 
 6. Artadi, Barako Bull2.0 
 7. Raymundo, B-Meg L.2.0 
 8. Anthony, Powerade.2.0 
 9. Hermida, Shopin.1.5 
 10. Cruz, Powerade T.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Japeth AGUILAR
  Talk N.
  (208-C-85)
  Avg: 2
 1. Aguilar, Talk N.2.0 
 2. Quinahan, Rain o.2.0 
 3. Espinas, Meralco1.7 
 4. Thoss, Alaska Aces1.5 
 5. Sena, Shopinas.1.5 
 6. Seigle, Air21 Expr.1.3 
 7. Norwood, Rain o.1.3 
 8. Borboran, Meralco1.3 
 9. Espiritu, Shopin.1.0 
 10. Pennisi, Barako B.1.0 


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


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  POLAND   


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


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 2-2 
 6. Zyrardowianka 2-2 
 7. GKK Gorzow 2-2 
 8. AZS UWM Olsz. 2-2 
 9. AZS PP Poznan 2-2 
 10. Korsarz Gdansk 1-2 
 11. Wilki Morskie 1-3 
 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. MCKiS Jaworz. 2-1 
 4. WKK Obiekty 2-1 
 5. Pogon Prudnik 2-1 
 6. Alba Chorzow 2-2 
 7. HK Zory 2-2 
 8. Nysa Klodzko 2-2 
 9. AZS AWF K-ce 2-2 
 10. AZS AGH Alstom 2-2 
 11. GTK Gliwice 1-3 
 12. Mickiewicz 1-3 
 13. MKS Skierniew. 1-3 
 14. UMKS Piotrc. 0-3 
Group C
 1. PWiK Piaseczno 4-0 
 2. Unia Tarnow 3-1 
 3. Handlopex AZS 2-1 
 4. Tur Bielsk Pdl. 2-1 
 5. Wisla AWF Kr. 2-2 
 6. UMKS Kielce 2-2 
 7. Novum Lublin 2-2 
 8. UKS Siemaszka 2-2 
 9. AZS II Polit.W-wa 2-2 
 10. Staco MNLK 2-2 
 11. MKS Limbach 1-2 
 12. Rosa II Radom 0-3 
 13. Pulaski Warka 0-4 


Pacocha's 28 points and 5 assists give him 1Liga Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News
29-year old guard Lukasz Pacocha (182-G-82, agency: Promotex) put on an amazing game in the last round for AZS Szczecin and receives a Eurobasket.com 1Liga Player of the Week award for round 3.
He had the game-high 28 points adding five assists for AZS Szczecin in his team's victory, helping them to beat Znicz Basket (#7, 1-1) 86-78. AZS Szczecin is placed at 4th position in 1Liga. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost that single game earlier this season. AZS Szczecin will need more victories to improve their 2-1 record. In the team's last game Pacocha had a remarkable five three-pointers out of 7 attempts. It's his second year at AZS Szczecin and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Pacocha has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (3rd best: 19.3ppg), assists (5th best: 4.3apg) and averages solid 3.7spg,62.5% FGP and 52.9% from behind 3-point line.

Second best performed player last round was Artur Mikolajko (197-F-79) of Polonia. He is a forward in his first season at Polonia. In the last game Mikolajko recorded impressive double-double of 16 points and 14 rebounds. Of course Polonia cruised to a 77-65 relatively comfortable win over Start Lublin (1-2). The season is still at the very beginning and this victory may help a lot. Let's wait for the next round. Mikolajko is a newcomer at Polonia and despite he is not a team leader yet, every game he becomes more reliable player. Hopefully performances like the last one will happen more often.

Third place about best performers goes to guard Marcel Wilczek (200-G-86) of Sokol Lancut (#6). Wilczek scored 21 points and grabbed twelve rebounds (!!!). Despite Wilczek's great performance Sokol Lancut lost 66-68 to Rosa Radom (2-1). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing Sokol Lancut 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 1 lost games. Wilczek has a great season in Poland. After only 2 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 8.0rpg (8th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Rafal Krol (198-F-87) of Start Lublin - 19 points and 4 rebounds
5. Michal Baran (185-G-80) of MOSiR Krosno - 21 points and 3 assists
6. Tomasz Wojdyla (201-F-77) of Start Gdynia - 14 points and 10 rebounds
7. Bartosz Bal (190-F-89) of Polonia - 17 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Marek Szumelda-Krzycki (193-PG-91) of Znicz Basket - 20 points and 6 assists
9. Mariusz Piotrkowski (197-F-84) of MOSiR Krosno - 19 points and 5 rebounds
10. Maciej Sudowski (204-C-77) of AZS Szczecin - 16 points and 6 rebounds

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


1Liga Round 3: Change at the top of the standings - by Eurobasket News
This is still too early stage of the Regular Season in 1Liga 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 change at the leadership position and favorites losing the games.

1Liga round 3 caused change at the leadership position. First defeat of league's leader Sokol Lancut (2-1) against seventh ranked Rosa Radom (2-1) 68-66 was the most important game of the last round. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Sokol Lancut. The hosts trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 25-12 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. It was a good game for the former international forward Pawel Wiekiera (206-78) who led his team to a victory with 17 points and 5 rebounds. Guard Artur Donigiewicz (185-84) contributed with 12 points and 4 assists for the winners. Rosa Radom's coach Piotr Ignatowicz used entire bench in such tough game. Guard Marcel Wilczek (200-86) answered with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 12 rebounds for Sokol Lancut. Rosa Radom moved-up to third place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Sokol Lancut. Sokol Lancut will play next round against Sudety trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Rosa Radom will try to continue on its current victory against fifth ranked Start Gdynia on the road.
Undefeated Start Gdynia (2-1) recorded its first loss on the court of thirteenth ranked MOSiR Krosno. Visitors were defeated by MOSiR Krosno 78-74. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Start Gdynia. It was a great evening for guard Michal Baran (185-80) who led his team to a victory scoring 21 points and 5 steals. Mariusz Piotrkowski helped adding 19 points and 5 rebounds. The best for the losing side was forward Tomasz Wojdyla (201-77) with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds. Start Gdynia's coach Pawel Turkiewicz tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. MOSiR Krosno (1-2) left bottom position moving up to ninth place, which they share with 5 other teams. Start Gdynia at the other side keeps the third position with one game lost. They share it with 3 other teams. MOSiR Krosno will play against Olimp MKS Start Lublin (#13) on the road in the next round. Start Gdynia will play against Rosa Radom (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An interesting game was also tough road defeat of 5th ranked MKS Znicz Basket in a game versus AZS Szczecin (#8) 86-78. It was an exceptional evening for Lukasz Pacocha who led the winners and scored 28 points and 5 assists (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). Marek Szumelda-Krzycki came up with 20 points and 6 assists for MKS Znicz Basket in the defeat. AZS Szczecin (2-1) moved-up to third place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser MKS Znicz Basket dropped to the seventh position with one game lost. They share it with P.Cukier SIDEn. AZS Szczecin will meet P.Cukier SIDEn (#8) in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. MKS Znicz Basket will play against AZS Kutno.
A very interesting game took place in Kutno. It ended with only one-point defeat on the road of 11th ranked MMKS Dabrowa Gornicza (1-2) to twelfth ranked AZS Kutno (1-2) 66-65 in the fight for the ninth place. The best player for the winners was Dawid Brek who scored 14 points and 4 blocks. MMKS Dabrowa Gornicza's coach let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. AZS Kutno left bottom position moving up to ninth place, which they share with 5 other teams including defeated MMKS Dabrowa Gornicza. AZS Kutno's next round opponent will be higher ranked MKS Znicz Basket (#7) in Pruszkow and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
The game between 9th ranked Sudety (1-2) and leader Spojnia (3-0) in Jelenia Gora on Saturday ended with biggest points difference. Guests from Stargard beat Sudety 71-54. It was a good game for Tomasz Ochonko who led his team to a victory with 14 points, 5 assists and 4 steals. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Spojnia have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader. Newly promoted Sudety keeps the ninth place with two games lost. Spojnia will face league's second-placed SKK Siedlce at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Sudety will play against Sokol Lancut (#6).

In the last two games of round 3 winless Sportino lost to undefeated SKK Siedlce on the road 64-72. Polonia won against Start Lublin on its own court 77-65.



SKK Siedlce - Sportino 72-64

No shocking result in a game when leader SKK Siedlce (2-0) beat at home bottom-ranked Sportino (0-3) 72-64 on Saturday. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Sportino won third quarter 18-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. SKK Siedlce forced 34 Sportino turnovers and outrebounded them 44-19 including a 16-4 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a good game for swingman Michal Przybylski (194-84) who led his team to a victory with 17 points and 9 rebounds. Swingman Adrian Czerwonka (196-81, agency: Promotex) contributed with 11 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Five SKK Siedlce players scored in double figures. Guard Jedrzej Jankowiak (183-83, agency: Promotex) answered with 19 points and the former international guard Grzegorz Kukielka (192-83) added 21 points in the effort for Sportino. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. SKK Siedlce moved-up to second place. Loser Sportino still closes the standings with three games lost. SKK Siedlce will face league's leader Spojnia in Stargard in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week.
Top scorers:
Sportino: G.Kukielka 21+2reb, J.Jankowiak 19+3reb+2ast, D.Witos 9+2reb+1ast, T.Zablocki 8+3reb, M.Strzelecki 4+3reb+1ast, P.Wisniewski 2+1reb
SKK Siedlce: M.Przybylski 17+9reb+1ast, K.Sulima 14+2reb+1ast, A.Czerwonka 11+9reb+2ast, L.Ratajczak 10+7reb, P.Kowalczuk 10+8reb+3ast, J.Czyz 5+4reb+1ast
gschID: 140930


AZS Kutno - MKS DG 66-65

A very interesting game took place in Kutno. It ended with only one-point defeat on the road of 11th ranked MMKS Dabrowa Gornicza (1-2) to twelfth ranked AZS Kutno (1-2) 66-65 in the fight for the ninth place. MMKS Dabrowa Gornicza was ahead by 14 points after three quarters before a 26-11 charge of AZS Kutno, which allowed them to win the game. They also forced 20 MMKS Dabrowa Gornicza turnovers. They brought some defensive toughness making 7 blocks. The best player for the winners was guard Dawid Brek (185-89, agency: Promotex) who scored 14 points and 4 blocks. Swingman Grzegorz Malecki (197-84, agency: Promotex) chipped in 14 points. At the other side the best for losing team was center Rafal Kulikowski (204-85, agency: Promotex) who recorded 12 points and 8 rebounds and forward Michal Woloszyn (202-84) added 17 points respectively. MMKS Dabrowa Gornicza's coach let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. AZS Kutno left bottom position moving up to ninth place, which they share with 5 other teams including defeated MMKS Dabrowa Gornicza. AZS Kutno's next round opponent will be higher ranked MKS Znicz Basket (#7) in Pruszkow and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
MKS DG: M.Woloszyn 17+2ast, L.Szczypka 12+3reb+2ast, R.Kulikowski 12+8reb, M.Piechowicz 9+3reb, L.Grzegorzewski 8+3reb+2ast, P.Zielinski 3+6reb+1ast
AZS Kutno: G.Malecki 14+4reb, D.Brek 14+3reb+2ast, A.Linowski 9+3reb+1ast, A.Perka 9+8reb, M.Bacik 7+8reb+1ast, M.Marciniak 6+4reb
gschID: 140925


Polonia - Start Lublin 77-65

There was a minor upset when higher ranked Olimp MKS Start Lublin (1-2) lost to fourteenth ranked Polonia (1-2) in Przemysl 65-77 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Polonia. Olimp MKS Start Lublin was better in fourth quarter 23-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Polonia made 10 blocks. It was a good game for forward Artur Mikolajko (197-79) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 14 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). Forward Bartosz Bal (190-89) contributed with 17 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Four Polonia players scored in double figures. Polonia's coach Maciej Milan used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Forward Pawel Kowalski (197-83) answered with 16 points and 8 rebounds and forward Rafal Krol (198-87) added 19 points and 5 steals (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) in the effort for Olimp MKS Start Lublin. Polonia left bottom position moving up to ninth place, which they share with 5 other teams including defeated Olimp MKS Start Lublin. Polonia will face MMKS Dabrowa Gornicza (#12) on the road in the next round.
Top scorers:
Start Lublin: R.Krol 19+4reb+1ast, P.Kowalski 16+8reb, S.Szymanski 12+2reb+2ast, A.Mysliwiec 7+3reb+1ast, P.Luszczewski 6+9reb+1ast, M.Aleksandrowicz 3+5reb
Polonia: H.Mazur 18+1ast, B.Bal 17+5reb+4ast, A.Mikolajko 16+14reb+1ast, A.Machowski 12+3reb, P.Pydych 8+1reb+3ast, G.Soltysiak 2+4reb+2ast
gschID: 140926


MOSiR Krosno - Start Gdynia 78-74

Undefeated Start Gdynia (2-1) recorded its first loss on the court of thirteenth ranked MOSiR Krosno. Visitors were defeated by MOSiR Krosno 78-74. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Start Gdynia. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 23-19. But Start Gdynia won second period 15-14. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when MOSiR Krosno won last quarter 17-15. They made 18-of-23 charity shots (78.3 percent) during the game. MOSiR Krosno forced 24 Start Gdynia turnovers. Strangely Start Gdynia outrebounded MOSiR Krosno 41-27 including 29 on the defensive glass. They brought some defensive toughness making 9 blocks. It was a great evening for guard Michal Baran (185-80) who led his team to a victory scoring 21 points and 5 steals. Forward Mariusz Piotrkowski (197-84) helped adding 19 points and 5 rebounds. The best for the losing side was forward Tomasz Wojdyla (201-77) with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds and guard Grzegorz Mordzak (183-77, agency: Promotex) scored 10 points. Four Start Gdynia players scored in double figures. Start Gdynia's coach Pawel Turkiewicz tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. MOSiR Krosno (1-2) left bottom position moving up to ninth place, which they share with 5 other teams. Start Gdynia at the other side keeps the third position with one game lost. They share it with 3 other teams. MOSiR Krosno will play against Olimp MKS Start Lublin (#13) on the road in the next round. Start Gdynia will play against Rosa Radom (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Start Gdynia: T.Wojdyla 14+10reb+1ast, K.Szpyrka 12+3reb, G.Mordzak 10+4reb+2ast, T.Andrzejewski 10+6reb, P.Smigielski 8+1reb+2ast, M.Kostrzewski 7+2reb+1ast
MOSiR Krosno: M.Baran 21+1reb+3ast, M.Piotrkowski 19+5reb+1ast, P.Pluta 15+7reb+2ast, D.Oczkowicz 8+2ast, K.Kamecki 8+9reb+2ast, M.Makander 4
gschID: 140927


Rosa Radom - Sokol Lancut 68-66

1Liga round 3 caused change at the leadership position. First defeat of league's leader Sokol Lancut (2-1) against seventh ranked Rosa Radom (2-1) 68-66 was the most important game of the last round. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Sokol Lancut. The hosts trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 25-12 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. It was a good game for the former international forward Pawel Wiekiera (206-78) who led his team to a victory with 17 points and 5 rebounds. Guard Artur Donigiewicz (185-84) contributed with 12 points and 4 assists for the winners. Rosa Radom's coach Piotr Ignatowicz used entire bench in such tough game. Guard Marcel Wilczek (200-86) answered with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 12 rebounds and center Maciej Klima (205-82) added 9 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Sokol Lancut. Rosa Radom moved-up to third place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Sokol Lancut. Sokol Lancut will play next round against Sudety trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Rosa Radom will try to continue on its current victory against fifth ranked Start Gdynia on the road.
Top scorers:
Sokol Lancut: M.Wilczek 21+12reb+1ast, T.Fortuna 9+4reb+2ast, M.Klima 9+8reb+1ast, B.Dubiel 8+4reb, P.Bogdanowicz 6+1reb+1ast, W.Pisarczyk 4+2reb+1ast
Rosa Radom: P.Wiekiera 17+5reb, A.Donigiewicz 12+2reb+4ast, P.Kardas 9+2reb, R.Glapinski 7+4reb+2ast, M.Nikiel 6+2reb, J.Zalewski 4+2reb+1ast
gschID: 140928


Sudety - Spojnia 54-71

The game between 9th ranked Sudety (1-2) and leader Spojnia (3-0) in Jelenia Gora on Saturday ended with biggest points difference. Guests from Stargard beat Sudety 71-54. The guests trailed by 4 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 71-54. Spojnia made 22-of-29 free shots (75.9 percent) during the game. They also forced 25 Sudety turnovers. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Spojnia made 7 blocks. It was a good game for point guard Tomasz Ochonko (185-86) who led his team to a victory with 14 points, 5 assists and 4 steals. The former international center Wiktor Grudzinski (208-78) contributed with 10 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Four Spojnia players scored in double figures. Power forward Przemyslaw Hajnsz (203-82, agency: Promotex) answered with 13 points and 8 rebounds and forward Jaroslaw Wilusz (200-85) added 10 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Sudety. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Spojnia have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader. Newly promoted Sudety keeps the ninth place with two games lost. Spojnia will face league's second-placed SKK Siedlce at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Sudety will play against Sokol Lancut (#6).
Top scorers:
Sudety: P.Hajnsz 13+8reb+1ast, L.Niesobski 11+1reb+2ast, J.Wilusz 10+9reb+1ast, O.Bukowiecki 7+1reb+4ast, K.Wojciul 5, P.Budzinski 2+1reb+1ast
Spojnia: T.Ochonko 14+5ast, J.Kalinowski 13+1reb+1ast, A.Parzych 13+2reb, W.Grudzinski 10+8reb, T.Stepien 8+1reb+2ast, L.Bodych 5+7reb
gschID: 140929


AZS Szczecin - Znicz Basket 86-78

An interesting game was also tough road defeat of 5th ranked MKS Znicz Basket in a game versus AZS Szczecin (#8) 86-78. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. AZS Szczecin forced 20 MKS Znicz Basket turnovers. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when AZS Szczecin made 8 blocks. It was an exceptional evening for guard Lukasz Pacocha (182-82, agency: Promotex) who led the winners and scored 28 points and 5 assists (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). Center Maciej Sudowski (204-77) accounted for 16 points and 6 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) for the winning side. point guard Marek Szumelda-Krzycki (193-91, agency: Promotex) came up with 20 points and 6 assists and forward Andrzej Misiewicz (201-84, college: Daytona Beach CC) added 11 points and 8 rebounds respectively for MKS Znicz Basket in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. AZS Szczecin (2-1) moved-up to third place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser MKS Znicz Basket dropped to the seventh position with one game lost. They share it with P.Cukier SIDEn. AZS Szczecin will meet P.Cukier SIDEn (#8) in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. MKS Znicz Basket will play against AZS Kutno.
Top scorers:
Znicz Basket: M.Szumelda-Krzycki 20+1reb+6ast, A.Sulinski 14+4reb+1ast, P.Szymanski 12+4reb+1ast, A.Misiewicz 11+8reb+3ast, D.Czubek 11+1reb, G.Malewski 8+4reb+1ast
AZS Szczecin: L.Pacocha 28+5ast, M.Sudowski 16+6reb+1ast, M.Raczynski 12+1reb+4ast, K.Mielczarek 12+5reb+2ast, M.Dudek 8+1reb, M.Zarzeczny 6+5reb+1ast
gschID: 140924




2Liga Round 4: WKK Obiekty loses to MKS Skierniew. - by Eurobasket News
It's still too early stage of the Regular Season in 2Liga, but even now we can clearly see the differece between stronger teams and outsiders. There were many interesting games last round. The round ended with loss of the undefeated team, extra overtimes, favorites losing the games, games ending by tiny margin and even winless team recording their first victory.

Undefeated WKK Obiekty (2-1) recorded its first loss in Skierniewice on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by fourteenth ranked MKS Skierniew. (1-3) 74-58. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of WKK Obiekty. The game was mostly controlled by MKS Skierniew.. WKK Obiekty managed to win second period 21-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. MKS Skierniew. forced 19 WKK Obiekty turnovers and outrebounded them 38-26 including 26 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when MKS Skierniew. made 12 blocks. Forward Jacek Zielinski (192-80) fired 18 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Forward Lukasz Makolski (193-81) chipped in 7 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists. The former international forward Bartosz Diduszko (198-87) produced 19 points and 6 rebounds for lost side. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. MKS Skierniew. left bottom position moving up to eleventh place in Group B, which they share with Mickiewicz and GTK Gliwice. WKK Obiekty at the other side dropped to the fourth position with one game lost. They share it with MCKiS Jaworz. and Pogon Prudnik. MKS Skierniew. is looking forward to face higher ranked Alba Chorzow (#6) on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. WKK Obiekty will play against MCKiS Jaworz. having rather not much hope for a victory.
Another exciting game was between top-ranked PWiK Piaseczno and their biggest opponent Unia Tarnow where PWiK Piaseczno (4-0) beat Unia Tarnow (3-1) on the road 98-88. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Unia Tarnow. It was a key game for the top position in Group C. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Dominik Majewski (185-83) who helped to win the game recording 32 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Andrzej Paszkiewicz contributed with 17 points, 7 assists and 6 steals for the winners. Forward Przemyslaw Cygan (198-82) replied with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 14 rebounds for Unia Tarnow. PWiK Piaseczno have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position in Group C with 4-0 record. Unia Tarnow at the other side keeps the second place with one game lost. PWiK Piaseczno will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Unia Tarnow will play on the road against UMKS Kielce and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Pogon Prudnik (2-1) against ninth ranked MCKiS Jaworz. (2-1) on Sunday night. Visiting Pogon Prudnik was defeated by MCKiS Jaworz. in a tough game in Jaworzno 70-77. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Pogon Prudnik. Worth to mention a great performance of Daniel Goldammer who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 13 points and 12 rebounds. At the losing side Maciej Lepczynski responded with 22 points and 5 rebounds. MCKiS Jaworz. moved-up to third place in Group B, which they share with Pogon Prudnik and WKK Obiekty. MCKiS Jaworz. will meet WKK Obiekty (#4) in the next round. Pogon Prudnik will play against Mickiewicz in Katowice and hope to secure a win.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Handlopex AZS (2-1) against eleventh ranked Staco MNLK (2-2) on Saturday night. Visiting Handlopex AZS was defeated by Staco MNLK in Niepolomice 79-63. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Handlopex AZS. The winners were led by Jakub Dziura who had that evening a double-double by scoring 21 points and 12 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Staco MNLK moved-up to fifth place in Group C, which they share with 5 other teams. Handlopex AZS at the other side keeps the third position with one game lost. Staco MNLK's next round opponent will be higher ranked Tur Bielsk Pdl. (#4) in Bielsk Podlaski and it may be quite challenging game. Handlopex AZS will play at home against Pulaski Warka.
Korsarz Gdansk can celebrate their first win this season after two consecutive loses. The victory is especially important as they defeated much higher ranked Ksiezak Lowicz (2-2) 82-69 on Sunday. Bartosz Sarzalo fired 15 points and 4 assists for the winners. Korsarz Gdansk's coach Andrzej Kwasniewski used entire bench saving starting five for next games. Korsarz Gdansk (1-2) left bottom position moving up to tenth place in Group A. Loser Ksiezak Lowicz keeps the fifth position with two games lost. Korsarz Gdansk will face SMS PZKosz (#13) in Wladyslawowo in the next round.

Rest of the games of round 4 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
In Group A winless SMS PZKosz lost to undefeated Astoria Bydg. in Bydgoszcz 58-79. Zyrardowianka was beaten by KK Swiecie at home 78-91. GKK Gorzow was destroyed by Zuraw Gniewno on the opponent's court 96-76. AZS PP Poznan lost to undefeated Open Florentyna in a home game 65-86. Wilki Morskie managed to beat AZS UWM Olsz. on the road 78-67.
In Group B Mickiewicz defeated UMKS Piotrc. on its own court 73-69. Nysa Klodzko was beaten by GTK Gliwice in a road game 65-55. BM Wegiel Stal won against HK Zory at home 91-81. AZS AWF K-ce unfortunately lost to AZS AGH Alstom on the opponent's court 91-93. Slask II W. rolled over Alba Chorzow in a home game 98-69.
In Group C MKS Limbach was defeated by Wisla AWF Kr. on the road 72-67. Novum Lublin was beaten by Tur Bielsk Pdl. on its own court 73-79. UKS Siemaszka won against Pulaski Warka in Piekary 68-60. AZS II Polit.W-wa managed to outperform UMKS Kielce at home 89-83.


Group A
Astoria Bydg. - SMS PZKosz 79-58

There was no surprise in Bydgoszcz where bottom-ranked SMS PZKosz (0-4) was crushed by top-ranked Astoria Bydg. (3-0) 79-58 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 6-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 79-58. Astoria Bydg. forced 19 SMS PZKosz turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Astoria Bydg. made 7 blocks. Power forward Sebastian Laydych (203-87) fired 18 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Guard Mateusz Bierwagen (194-88) chipped in 11 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Four Astoria Bydg. players scored in double figures. Forward Damian Jeszke (200-95) produced 12 points and 7 rebounds and center Jaroslaw Trojan (207-93) added 6 points and 8 rebounds respectively for lost side. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Astoria Bydg. have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain second position in Group A with 3-0 record behind leader PWiK Piaseczno. Loser SMS PZKosz still closes the standings with four games lost. Astoria Bydg. will face Wilki Morskie (#11) in Szczecin in the next round and are hoping to win another game. SMS PZKosz will play at home against Korsarz Gdansk and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Astoria Bydg.: S.Laydych 18+5reb+1ast, P.Rapalski 11+2reb, M.Bierwagen 11+7reb+5ast, P.Lewandowski 11+5reb+5ast, D.Szyttenholm 10+4reb+4ast, P.Gierszewski 6+4reb+1ast
SMS PZKosz: D.Jeszke 12+7reb, A.Lenczuk 9+2reb, F.Struski 8+6reb+1ast, S.Sanny 8+3reb+1ast, J.Trojan 6+8reb+2ast, K.Borowski 5+6reb+1ast
gschID: 144203


Korsarz Gdansk - Ksiezak Lowicz 82-69

Korsarz Gdansk can celebrate their first win this season after two consecutive loses. The victory is especially important as they defeated much higher ranked Ksiezak Lowicz (2-2) 82-69 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by Korsarz Gdansk. Ksiezak Lowicz was better in fourth quarter 19-11. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Korsarz Gdansk forced 23 Ksiezak Lowicz turnovers. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Korsarz Gdansk made 9 blocks. The former international guard Bartosz Sarzalo (197-83) fired 15 points and 4 assists for the winners. Guard Piotr Renkiel (190-87) chipped in 13 points. Korsarz Gdansk's coach Andrzej Kwasniewski used entire bench saving starting five for next games. Guard Damian Janiak (191-89) produced 15 points and forward Kacper Kromer (204-87) added 14 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side. Korsarz Gdansk (1-2) left bottom position moving up to tenth place in Group A. Loser Ksiezak Lowicz keeps the fifth position with two games lost. Korsarz Gdansk will face SMS PZKosz (#13) in Wladyslawowo in the next round.
Top scorers:
Korsarz Gdansk: B.Sarzalo 15+4reb+4ast, P.Renkiel 13+4reb+3ast, M.Chudy 11+4reb+2ast, P.Rduch 10+1ast, K.Sadowski 9+4reb+3ast, J.Zalucki 9+1reb
Ksiezak Lowicz: D.Janiak 15+4reb, K.Kromer 14+5reb, T.Nogalski 11+4reb, A.Rajkowski 9+7reb, B.Wluczynski 7+1reb+6ast, R.Wojciechowski 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 144204


Zyrardowianka - KK Swiecie 78-91

There was a surprise result when ninth ranked KK Swiecie (2-1) defeated on the road one of their biggest challengers Zyrardowianka (2-2) 91-78 on Wednesday. The guests trailed by 3 points after three quarters before their 28-12 charge, which allowed them to win the game. KK Swiecie made 22-of-25 free shots (88.0 percent) during the game. They also forced 26 Zyrardowianka turnovers. Strangely Zyrardowianka outrebounded KK Swiecie 35-20 including 20 on the defensive glass. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when KK Swiecie made 10 blocks. Guard Piotr Robak (192-91) fired 22 points for the winners. Guard Radoslaw Plebanek (190-85) chipped in 16 points. Center Mateusz Szwed (197-91) produced a double-double by scoring 17 points and 17 rebounds and swingman Mariusz Lapinski (194-82) added 21 points respectively for lost side. Five KK Swiecie and four Zyrardowianka players scored in double figures. Zyrardowianka's coach Grzegorz Kwasiborski rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. KK Swiecie moved-up to fourth place in Group A. Loser Zyrardowianka dropped to the fifth position with two games lost. KK Swiecie will face higher ranked Zuraw Gniewno (#3) in Gniewino in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Zyrardowianka will play on the road against Trefl II Sopot.
Top scorers:
KK Swiecie: P.Robak 22+4reb+2ast, R.Plebanek 16+3reb+1ast, M.Grod 13+4reb, P.Poliwka 11+3reb, M.Kubacki 11+2reb+2ast, T.Herman 11+1reb+1ast
Zyrardowianka: M.Lapinski 21+2reb, M.Szwed 17+17reb+1ast, T.Chojecki 13+4reb+3ast, R.Bochenek 11+8reb+1ast, L.Owczarek 6, K.Zebrowski 5
gschID: 144199


Zuraw Gniewno - GKK Gorzow 96-76

Everything could happen in Gniewino at the game between two tied teams. Both fifth ranked Zuraw Gniewno and one of their biggest challengers GKK Gorzow had identical 2-1 record. This time Zuraw Gniewno used a home court advantage and rolled over the opponent from Gorzow Wklp 96-76 on Saturday night. Zuraw Gniewno made 23-of-30 free shots (76.7 percent) during the game. They also forced 28 GKK Gorzow turnovers. Power forward Marcin Wilk (202-77) fired a double-double by scoring 12 points and 16 rebounds for the winners. Guard Pawel Matysiak (185-87) chipped in 20 points. Zuraw Gniewno's coach Jacek Bagnecki used an eleven-player rotation and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Forward Karol Cierzniewski (199-89) produced 14 points and 8 rebounds and guard Tomasz Ejsmont (190-90) added 17 points and 4 steals respectively for lost side. Zuraw Gniewno (3-1) moved-up to third place in Group A. Newly promoted GKK Gorzow dropped to the fifth position with two games lost. Zuraw Gniewno will face KK Swiecie (#4) on the road in the next round. GKK Gorzow will play against AZS PP Poznan in Pozoan.
Top scorers:
Zuraw Gniewno: P.Matysiak 20+3reb+3ast, M.Wilk 12+16reb+1ast, M.Iglinski 11+3reb+9ast, D.Grujic 10+1reb, B.Kobus 9+3reb+2ast, K.Mudlaf 8+4reb
GKK Gorzow: T.Ejsmont 17+4reb+1ast, K.Cierzniewski 14+8reb+2ast, J.Borowski 13+2reb, L.Wojciechowski 8+3reb+2ast, M.Mankowski 8+4reb+2ast, K.Czelusta 8+3reb
gschID: 144200


AZS PP Poznan - Open Florentyna 65-86

Very predictable result in Pozoan where top-ranked Open Florentyna (4-0) outscored 7th ranked AZS PP Poznan (2-2) 86-65 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 7 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 86-65. Open Florentyna made 25-of-32 free shots (78.1 percent) during the game, while AZS PP Poznan only scored nine points from the stripe. Open Florentyna forced 27 AZS PP Poznan turnovers. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Open Florentyna made 7 blocks. Guard Rafal Niesobski (189-82) fired 26 points and 6 assists for the winners. Swingman Karol Debski (198-84, agency: Promotex) chipped in a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds. Four Open Florentyna players scored in double figures. Forward Pawel Stankiewicz (195-82) produced 25 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and point guard Pawel Hybiak (173-89) added 13 points, 8 assists and 4 steals respectively for lost side. AZS PP Poznan's coach Waldemar Mendel gave up on the game allowing to play eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Open Florentyna have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position in Group A with 4-0 record. Loser AZS PP Poznan dropped to the fifth place with two games lost. Open Florentyna will face AZS UWM Olsz. (#8) in Olsztyn in the next round and are hoping to win another game. AZS PP Poznan will play on the road against GKK Gorzow in Gorzow Wklp and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Open Florentyna: R.Niesobski 26+4reb+6ast, K.Debski 17+11reb+2ast, W.Zurawski 14+7reb, A.Kaczmarzyk 11+2reb+2ast, M.Stoklosa 5+2reb+2ast, P.Gacek 5
AZS PP Poznan: P.Stankiewicz 25+7reb+4ast, P.Hybiak 13+4reb+8ast, M.Sobkowiak 8+5reb, M.Szydlowski 7+4reb, T.Baszak 5+1reb+1ast, M.Rostalski 3+6reb
gschID: 144201


AZS UWM Olsz. - Wilki Morskie 67-78

There was an upset in Olsztyn where higher ranked AZS UWM Olsz. (2-2) was defeated by thirteenth ranked Wilki Morskie (1-3) 78-67 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 32-18 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Wilki Morskie forced 22 AZS UWM Olsz. turnovers. Forward Radoslaw Bojko (196-91) fired 17 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Guard Karol Nowacki (194-91) chipped in 12 points and 9 rebounds. Five Wilki Morskie players scored in double figures. Marcin Kowalewski (200-86) produced a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds and forward Krzysztof Kawalek (196-86) added 10 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for lost side. AZS UWM Olsz.'s coach Rafal Kacprzak rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Wilki Morskie left bottom position moving up to eleventh place in Group A. Loser AZS UWM Olsz. dropped to the fifth position with two games lost. Wilki Morskie will face league's second-placed Astoria Bydg. in Bydgoszcz in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. AZS UWM Olsz. will play on the road against the league's leader Open Florentyna having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Wilki Morskie: K.Koziorowicz 18+1reb+1ast, R.Bojko 17+9reb+1ast, I.Trela 14+6reb+1ast, K.Nowacki 12+9reb+1ast, R.Janecki 10+6reb+2ast, J.Michalski 5+1reb+1ast
AZS UWM Olsz.: M.Kowalewski 15+11reb+3ast, J.Chojnacki 13+6reb+2ast, K.Kawalek 10+9reb+4ast, P.Rosinski 9+3reb, P.Cwirko 5+2reb, G.Jankowski 4+1reb+3ast
gschID: 144202


Group B
MKS Skierniew. - WKK Obiekty 74-58

Undefeated WKK Obiekty (2-1) recorded its first loss in Skierniewice on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by fourteenth ranked MKS Skierniew. (1-3) 74-58. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of WKK Obiekty. The game was mostly controlled by MKS Skierniew.. WKK Obiekty managed to win second period 21-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. MKS Skierniew. forced 19 WKK Obiekty turnovers and outrebounded them 38-26 including 26 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when MKS Skierniew. made 12 blocks. Forward Jacek Zielinski (192-80) fired 18 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Forward Lukasz Makolski (193-81) chipped in 7 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists. Four MKS Skierniew. players scored in double figures. The former international forward Bartosz Diduszko (198-87) produced 19 points and 6 rebounds and point guard Jan Grzelinski (179-94) added 12 points, 6 assists and 4 steals respectively for lost side. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. MKS Skierniew. left bottom position moving up to eleventh place in Group B, which they share with Mickiewicz and GTK Gliwice. WKK Obiekty at the other side dropped to the fourth position with one game lost. They share it with MCKiS Jaworz. and Pogon Prudnik. MKS Skierniew. is looking forward to face higher ranked Alba Chorzow (#6) on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. WKK Obiekty will play against MCKiS Jaworz. having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
MKS Skierniew.: J.Zielinski 18+9reb+2ast, K.Swiech 17+4reb+2ast, P.Czaplicki 13+10reb+1ast, P.Tradecki 11+3reb+4ast, M.Krawiec 8+3reb+3ast, L.Makolski 7+9reb+8ast
WKK Obiekty: B.Diduszko 19+6reb+2ast, J.Grzelinski 12+1reb+6ast, D.Martyniak 6+3reb, S.Wzietek 6+3reb+1ast, N.Zuber 5+1ast, S.Dusilo 3+1reb
gschID: 144365


MCKiS Jaworz. - Pogon Prudnik 77-70

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Pogon Prudnik (2-1) against ninth ranked MCKiS Jaworz. (2-1) on Sunday night. Visiting Pogon Prudnik was defeated by MCKiS Jaworz. in a tough game in Jaworzno 70-77. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Pogon Prudnik. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 31-13. But Pogon Prudnik won second period 23-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. MCKiS Jaworz. made 18-of-21 free shots (85.7 percent) during the game. They also forced 23 Pogon Prudnik turnovers. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Daniel Goldammer (200-89) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 13 points and 12 rebounds and guard Slawomir Klocek (191-84) who added 16 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side swingman Maciej Lepczynski (193-82) responded with 22 points and 5 rebounds and forward Jaroslaw Pawlowski (194-80) scored 12 points and 7 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. MCKiS Jaworz. moved-up to third place in Group B, which they share with Pogon Prudnik and WKK Obiekty. MCKiS Jaworz. will meet WKK Obiekty (#4) in the next round. Pogon Prudnik will play against Mickiewicz in Katowice and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
MCKiS Jaworz.: G.Remin 17+2reb+4ast, S.Klocek 16+6reb+3ast, D.Goldammer 13+12reb+2ast, R.Lemanski 12+1ast, M.Sroda 8+2reb+3ast, A.Baczynski 5+4reb+3ast
Pogon Prudnik: M.Lepczynski 22+5reb+3ast, T.Lakis 14+4reb, J.Pawlowski 12+7reb+1ast, B.Trytek 11+9reb, K.Chmielarz 7+4reb+4ast, L.Klus 4+1reb+1ast
gschID: 144366


Mickiewicz - UMKS Piotrc. 73-69

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams in Katowice where fourteenth ranked Mickiewicz (1-3) won against bottom-ranked UMKS Piotrc. (0-3) 73-69 on Sunday. The hosts trailed by 2 points after three quarters before their 15-9 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Mickiewicz forced 21 UMKS Piotrc. turnovers. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Mickiewicz made 14 blocks. Forward Lukasz Kosmowski (196-83) fired a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Guard Pawel Wolk-Jankowski (180-81) chipped in 9 points and 7 assists. Forward Damian Kalinowski (201-91) produced a double-double by scoring 12 points and 15 rebounds and Mateusz Tomczynski (-91) added 16 points and 6 assists respectively for lost side. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. Mickiewicz left bottom position moving up to eleventh place in Group B, which they share with MKS Skierniew. and GTK Gliwice. It was UMKS Piotrc.'s third loss in a row. Newly promoted team still closes the standings with three games lost. Mickiewicz will face higher ranked Pogon Prudnik (#5) on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. UMKS Piotrc. will play against GTK Gliwice (#11) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Mickiewicz: L.Kosmowski 12+11reb+1ast, M.Jagiela 9+1reb+1ast, P.Wolk-Jankowski 9+2reb+7ast, L.Jaworski 8+2reb+1ast, M.Koziel 8+2reb+2ast, A.Sapinski 7+2reb
UMKS Piotrc.: M.Tomczynski 16+3reb+6ast, D.Kalinowski 12+15reb+1ast, A.Tomczynski 10+5reb+1ast, A.Misztela 9+6reb+3ast, K.Leski 7+4reb+1ast, M.Lada 6+4reb
gschID: 144367


GTK Gliwice - Nysa Klodzko 65-55

There was an upset when higher ranked Nysa Klodzko (2-2) was defeated on the road by twelfth ranked GTK Gliwice (1-3) 65-55 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 6 points at the halftime before their 43-27 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. GTK Gliwice forced 27 Nysa Klodzko turnovers. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when GTK Gliwice made 8 blocks. Guard Tomasz Wrobel (180-85) fired 18 points and 8 assists for the winners. Power forward Lukasz Nawrot (200-83) chipped in 13 points and 7 rebounds. GTK Gliwice's coach Jacek Adamczak let to play all 12 players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Forward Marcin Sterenga (201-78) produced 15 points and 9 rebounds and guard Michal Weiss (188-82) added 9 points respectively for lost side. GTK Gliwice left bottom position moving up to eleventh place in Group B, which they share with Mickiewicz and MKS Skierniew. Loser Nysa Klodzko keeps the sixth position with two games lost. GTK Gliwice will face UMKS Piotrc. (#14) in Piotrkow in the next round.
Top scorers:
GTK Gliwice: T.Wrobel 18+3reb+8ast, L.Nawrot 13+7reb+2ast, G.Podulka 12+2reb+1ast, T.Antoniak 7+4reb, K.Leszczynski 6+4reb+1ast, P.Malona 3+6reb
Nysa Klodzko: M.Sterenga 15+9reb, M.Weiss 9+4reb+3ast, J.Gadomski 8+7reb, B.Zubik 6+1reb+2ast, B.Jozefowicz 5+3reb, M.Lipinski 5+3ast
gschID: 144368


BM Wegiel Stal - HK Zory 91-81

Everything could happen in Ostrow Wlkp. at the game between two tied teams. Both fourth ranked BM Wegiel Stal and 5th ranked HK Zory had identical 2-1 record. This time BM Wegiel Stal used a home court advantage and defeated the opponent from Zory 91-81 on Saturday night. It was a key game for the second position in Group B. The hosts trailed by 4 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 6-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 91-81. BM Wegiel Stal made 25-of-29 free shots (86.2 percent) during the game. They also forced 23 HK Zory turnovers. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when BM Wegiel Stal made 9 blocks. Power forward Lukasz Olejnik (203-79) fired a double-double by scoring 20 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Guard Marcin Dymala (185-90) chipped in 16 points and 5 assists (made all of his seven free throws). Center Adam Andula (205-87) produced 19 points and 6 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and forward Krzysztof Zielinski (197-71) added 18 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side. Four HK Zory players scored in double figures. BM Wegiel Stal have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place in Group B. Loser HK Zory dropped to the sixth position with two games lost. BM Wegiel Stal will face Nysa Klodzko (#8) in Kloszko in the next round where they are favorite. HK Zory will play at home against AZS AGH Alstom in Krakow.
Top scorers:
BM Wegiel Stal: L.Olejnik 20+12reb+1ast, M.Dymala 16+3reb+5ast, M.Zebski 15+4reb+4ast, M.Kalowski 11+2reb+1ast, K.Sieranski 9+9reb, W.Szawarski 9+3reb+3ast
HK Zory: A.Andula 19+6reb+1ast, K.Zielinski 18+5reb+2ast, L.Ochodek 16+2reb, M.Marczyk 10+3reb+8ast, K.Kupczak 9+3ast, P.Jasinski 5+3reb+2ast
gschID: 144369


AZS AGH Alstom - AZS AWF K-ce 93-91 OT

There was a minor upset in Krakow where one of their biggest challengers AZS AWF K-ce (2-2) was edged by tenth ranked AZS AGH Alstom (2-2) 93-91 on Sunday. AZS AWF K-ce was trailing by 7 points at halftime but managed to get 2-point lead after three quarters before a 23-21 charge of AZS AGH Alstom, which allowed them to tie the game at the end of regular time. They were better in overtime eventually winning that period 9-7. AZS AGH Alstom forced 23 AZS AWF K-ce turnovers and outrebounded them 45-34 including 16 on the offensive glass. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when AZS AGH Alstom made 8 blocks. Guard Tomasz Bryzek (194-86) fired 19 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Guard Michal Szewczyk (184-85) chipped in 14 points and 8 rebounds. Guard Mateusz Dziemba (194-92) produced 26 points and 7 rebounds and guard Marcin Ecka (184-78) added 12 points, 10 rebounds, 8 assists and 5 steals respectively for lost side. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. AZS AGH Alstom moved-up to sixth place in Group B, which they share with 4 other teams including defeated AZS AWF K-ce. AZS AGH Alstom will face HK Zory (#7) on the road in the next round.
Top scorers:
AZS AGH Alstom: T.Bryzek 19+7reb+1ast, T.Orlicki 14+4reb, M.Szewczyk 14+8reb+2ast, M.Hajduk 11+9reb+1ast, D.Pajak 10+2reb+5ast, L.Warmuz 8+1reb+7ast
AZS AWF K-ce: M.Dziemba 26+7reb+1ast, K.Nowak 20+9reb, P.Jurczynski 14+3reb, M.Ecka 12+10reb+8ast, T.Milewski 12+3reb+2ast, D.Tokarski 7+4ast
gschID: 144370


Slask II W. - Alba Chorzow 98-69

Very predictable result in Wroclaw where top-ranked Slask II W. (4-0) outscored 8th ranked Alba Chorzow (2-2) 98-69 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Slask II W.. Alba Chorzow was better in third quarter 22-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Slask II W. dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Alba Chorzow's 36 and made 22-of-24 free shots (91.7 percent) during the game. Slask II W. forced 24 Alba Chorzow turnovers. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Slask II W. made 14 blocks. Guard Adrian Mroczek-Truskowski (195-85) fired 26 points for the winners. The former international power forward Miroslaw Lopatka (213-77, agency: Promotex) chipped in 19 points and 9 rebounds. Power forward Marcin Weselak (204-79) produced a double-double by scoring 11 points and 14 rebounds and guard Lukasz Wojcik (189-84) added 24 points (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) respectively for lost side. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Slask II W. have a solid four-game winning streak. Newly promoted Slask II W. maintains first position in Group B with 4-0 record. Loser Alba Chorzow dropped to the sixth place with two games lost. Slask II W. will face AZS AWF K-ce (#9) in Katowice in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Alba Chorzow will play at home against MKS Skierniew. in Skierniewice.
Top scorers:
Slask II W.: A.Mroczek-Truskowski 26+4reb+3ast, M.Lopatka 19+9reb+1ast, R.Hyzy 18+3reb+1ast, P.Bochenkiewicz 8+7reb, W.Leszczynski 7+2ast, M.Bluma 7+2reb
Alba Chorzow: L.Wojcik 24, T.Gembus 13+5reb, M.Weselak 11+14reb, A.Spychala 9+1reb+1ast, M.Piotrowski 5+2reb+1ast, P.Podbial 2+2reb+4ast
gschID: 144371


Group C
Unia Tarnow - PWiK Piaseczno 88-98

Another exciting game was between top-ranked PWiK Piaseczno and their biggest opponent Unia Tarnow where PWiK Piaseczno (4-0) beat Unia Tarnow (3-1) on the road 98-88. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Unia Tarnow. It was a key game for the top position in Group C. Unia Tarnow was ahead by 1 point at the halftime before a 53-42 second half run of PWiK Piaseczno. They also forced 29 Unia Tarnow turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists. PWiK Piaseczno brought some defensive toughness making 11 blocks. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Dominik Majewski (185-83) who helped to win the game recording 32 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Guard Andrzej Paszkiewicz (180-79) contributed with 17 points, 7 assists and 6 steals for the winners. Forward Przemyslaw Cygan (198-82) replied with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 14 rebounds and guard Tomasz Zych (188-87) added 18 points, 6 rebounds, 7 assists and 5 blocks in the effort for Unia Tarnow. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. PWiK Piaseczno have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position in Group C with 4-0 record. Unia Tarnow at the other side keeps the second place with one game lost. PWiK Piaseczno will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Unia Tarnow will play on the road against UMKS Kielce and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
PWiK Piaseczno: D.Majewski 32+5reb+4ast, A.Paszkiewicz 17+3reb+7ast, W.Bocianowski 15+3reb+3ast, M.Wojtynski 13+3reb+2ast, P.Andres 7+6reb, T.Borkowski 6+5reb
Unia Tarnow: T.Zych 18+6reb+7ast, K.Uriasz 17+7reb+1ast, P.Cygan 16+14reb+1ast, D.Szewczyk 14+7reb+5ast, L.Grys 8+2reb+1ast, P.Laszewski 6+1reb
gschID: 144372


Wisla AWF Kr. - MKS Limbach 72-67

There was a minor upset in Krakow where 6th ranked MKS Limbach (1-2) was defeated by eighth ranked Wisla AWF Kr. (2-2) 72-67 on Saturday. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But MKS Limbach won fourth quarter 21-18. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Wisla AWF Kr. made 11 blocks. The former international swingman Grzegorz Radwan (200-80) fired 17 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals for the winners. Swingman Dariusz Depta (198-86) chipped in a double-double by scoring 14 points and 11 rebounds. Four Wisla AWF Kr. players scored in double figures. Forward Piotr Kwandrans (200-79) produced a double-double by scoring 15 points and 12 rebounds and swingman Andrzej Peciak (195-78, agency: Promotex) added 17 points and 8 rebounds respectively for lost side. Wisla AWF Kr. moved-up to fifth place in Group C, which they share with 5 other teams. Loser MKS Limbach dropped to the eleventh position with two games lost. Wisla AWF Kr. will face Rosa II Radom (#12) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. MKS Limbach will play against Novum Lublin.
Top scorers:
Wisla AWF Kr.: G.Radwan 17+7reb+4ast, D.Depta 14+11reb+1ast, K.Pilch 12+5reb+1ast, D.Szlapka 11+3reb+2ast, M.Piech 8+6reb+1ast, M.Kepka 6+3reb
MKS Limbach: A.Peciak 17+8reb, W.Rykala 17+4reb+1ast, P.Kwandrans 15+12reb, P.Kindlik 8+2reb+2ast, M.Strzelec 6+4reb+1ast, J.Dudek 4+6reb+2ast
gschID: 144374


Novum Lublin - Tur Bielsk Pdl. 73-79

There was a surprise result when ninth ranked Tur Bielsk Pdl. (2-1) won against on the road higher ranked Novum Lublin (2-2) 79-73 on Sunday. The guests trailed by 4 points after three quarters before their 23-13 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Tur Bielsk Pdl. forced 21 Novum Lublin turnovers and outrebounded them 45-28 including a 32-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Tur Bielsk Pdl. made 10 blocks. Forward Lukasz Kuczynski (194-85) fired 19 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Forward Arkadiusz Zabielski (195-84) chipped in a double-double by scoring 18 points and 12 rebounds. Four Tur Bielsk Pdl. players scored in double figures. Swingman Jakub Karolak (192-93) produced 36 points (!!!) and point guard Michael Gospodarek (186-91) added 8 points, 8 assists and 4 steals respectively for lost side. Tur Bielsk Pdl. moved-up to third place in Group C, which they share with Handlopex AZS. Loser Novum Lublin keeps the fifth position with two games lost. Tur Bielsk Pdl. will face Staco MNLK (#10) in Niepolomice in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Novum Lublin will play on the road against MKS Limbach (#11) in Limanowa.
Top scorers:
Tur Bielsk Pdl.: L.Kuczynski 19+9reb+3ast, A.Zabielski 18+12reb+1ast, P.Brzozowski 17+7reb+2ast, M.Krajewski 11+8reb+1ast, A.Weres 10+1reb+1ast, P.Rusinowicz 3+5reb+8ast
Novum Lublin: J.Karolak 36+4reb+1ast, T.Celej 10+5reb+2ast, M.Gospodarek 8+4reb+8ast, B.Lisowski 8+7reb+2ast, P.Szelezniak 6+3reb+1ast, B.Karolak 3
gschID: 144375


Staco MNLK - Handlopex AZS 79-63

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Handlopex AZS (2-1) against eleventh ranked Staco MNLK (2-2) on Saturday night. Visiting Handlopex AZS was defeated by Staco MNLK in Niepolomice 79-63. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Handlopex AZS. The game without a history. Staco MNLK led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Staco MNLK forced 25 Handlopex AZS turnovers and outrebounded them 43-18 including a 15-2 advantage in offensive rebounds. Staco MNLK brought some defensive toughness making 7 blocks. The winners were led by forward Jakub Dziura (202-81) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 21 points and 12 rebounds and guard Szymon Kunc (193-80) supported him with 14 points and 5 assists. Even 23 points by forward Piotr Ucinek (196-80) did not help to save the game for Handlopex AZS. Guard Jakub Musijowski (175-87) added 13 points (made all of his seven free throws) for lost side. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Staco MNLK moved-up to fifth place in Group C, which they share with 5 other teams. Handlopex AZS at the other side keeps the third position with one game lost. Staco MNLK's next round opponent will be higher ranked Tur Bielsk Pdl. (#4) in Bielsk Podlaski and it may be quite challenging game. Handlopex AZS will play at home against Pulaski Warka.
Top scorers:
Staco MNLK: J.Dziura 21+12reb, S.Kunc 14+4reb+5ast, W.Majchrzak 12+3reb, F.Mroz 8+5reb+1ast, P.Ostrowski 8+10reb+1ast, P.Horwat 6+4reb
Handlopex AZS: P.Ucinek 23+1reb, J.Musijowski 13+3reb+2ast, P.Mis 10+6reb+1ast, S.Skop 5+1reb, D.Kielar 5+2reb, M.Osiniak 4+2reb+1ast
gschID: 144376


Pulaski Warka - UKS Siemaszka 60-68

There was no surprise when bottom-ranked Pulaski Warka (0-4) was defeated at home by ninth ranked UKS Siemaszka (2-2) 68-60 on Saturday. Pulaski Warka trailed by 13 points after 3 quarters before a 20-15 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 60-68 at the end of the game. UKS Siemaszka forced 38 Pulaski Warka turnovers. Strangely Pulaski Warka outrebounded UKS Siemaszka 50-23 including a 21-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. Center Pawel Murza (202-90) fired 14 points and 5 steals for the winners. point guard Piotr Fediuk (178-81) chipped in 8 points, 6 assists and 4 steals. Forward Michal Batorski (199-88) produced a double-double by scoring 14 points and 13 rebounds and power forward Lukasz Nowak (202-84) added 5 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for lost side. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. UKS Siemaszka moved-up to fifth place in Group C, which they share with 5 other teams. Pulaski Warka at the other side, also newcomer in the league, still closes the standings with four games lost. UKS Siemaszka will face AZS II Polit.W-wa (#9) in Warszawa in the next round. Pulaski Warka will play on the road against Handlopex AZS (#3) in Rzeszow and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
UKS Siemaszka: P.Murza 14+4reb, L.Kasperzec 12+3reb+3ast, G.Lason 9+3reb, P.Fediuk 8+4reb+6ast, L.Durbas 7+1reb, P.Stecko 7+1reb
Pulaski Warka: M.Batorski 14+13reb+3ast, P.Adamczyk 12+2ast, R.Sebrala 8+6reb, A.Kulik 5+3ast, J.Stefaniuk 5+1reb+1ast, H.Hernik 5+12reb
gschID: 144377


AZS II Polit.W-wa - UMKS Kielce 89-83

There was a surprise result in Warszawa where tenth ranked AZS II Polit.W-wa (2-2) defeated one of their biggest challengers UMKS Kielce (2-2) 89-83 on Sunday. The hosts trailed by 13 points after three quarters before their 36-17 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Strangely UMKS Kielce outrebounded AZS II Polit.W-wa 45-29 including 18 on the offensive glass. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when AZS II Polit.W-wa made 11 blocks. Point guard Sebastian Kowalczyk (182-93) fired 31 points and 6 assists for the winners. Forward Maciej Kucharek (204-93) chipped in a double-double by scoring 22 points and 10 rebounds. Forward Lukasz Fafara (194-84) produced a double-double by scoring 13 points, 12 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals and forward Wojciech Miernik (194-88) added 13 points and 11 rebounds respectively for lost side. Four UMKS Kielce players scored in double figures. UMKS Kielce's coach Rafal Gil rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. AZS II Polit.W-wa moved-up to fifth place in Group C, which they share with 5 other teams including defeated UMKS Kielce. AZS II Polit.W-wa will face UKS Siemaszka (#8) in Piekary in the next round. UMKS Kielce will play at home against the league's second-placed Unia Tarnow.
Top scorers:
AZS II Polit.W-wa: S.Kowalczyk 31+3reb+6ast, M.Kucharek 22+10reb+2ast, M.Lapinski 15+1reb, D.Solanikow 7+6reb+1ast, K.Lancucki 7+3reb+1ast, K.Zywert 3+3ast
UMKS Kielce: G.Kij 20+3reb+2ast, M.Wrobel 17+6reb, L.Fafara 13+12reb+4ast, W.Miernik 13+11reb+1ast, P.Bacik 7+1reb+5ast, A.Busz 7+7reb+3ast
gschID: 144378




Asseco Prokom was beaten by Russian Lokomotiv - by Eurobasket News
Asseco Prokom was beaten by Russian Lokomotiv in VTB League. The Polish team suffered their first loss.
Lokomotiv overcame Polish Asseco Prokom 79-66. The game was mostly controlled by Lokomotiv. Asseco Prokom managed to win third quarter 25-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. 25 personal fouls committed by Asseco Prokom helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Guard Nikolay Padius (197-G-80) fired 16 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. American swingman K.C. Rivers (196-G/F-87, agency: Lanshire Group, college: Clemson) chipped in 12 points. American guard Alonzo Gee (198-G-87, college: Alabama) produced 15 points and 8 rebounds for lost side.
Earlier Asseco Prokom defeated Ukrainian Azovmash in Gdynia 68-53. The hosts trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 38-22 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Asseco Prokom outrebounded Azovmash 47-27 including a 34-22 advantage in defensive rebounds. American guard Alonzo Gee fired 21 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Center Adam Hrycaniuk (208-C-84, college: Cincinnati) chipped in 10 points and 9 rebounds. American swingman Ricky Minard (196-F/G-82, college: Morehead St.) produced 15 points and 4 steals and the other American import guard Daniel Ewing added 12 points respectively for lost side.



Stats Leaders - 1Liga
Points Per Game
 Jacek JARECKI
  P.Cuk.
  (197-G-88)
  Avg: 22.5
 1. Jarecki, P.Cuk.22.5 
 2. Szumelda-K., Znicz20.5 
 3. Pacocha, AZS S.19.3 
 4. Niesobski, Sudety19.0 
 5. Mazur, Polonia19.0 
 6. Klima, Sokol Lancut17.5 
 7. Woloszyn, MKS D.17.0 
 8. Mordzak, Start G.16.7 
 9. Perka, AZS Kutno16.3 
 10. Kukielka, Sportino16.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Wiktor GRUDZINSKI
  Spojnia
  (208-C-78)
  Avg: 11.3