EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 10/20/2011

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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   


Boris Bakic joins Radnicki Kragujevac - by Zoran Popovic
According to Serbian Sports news former guard of Crvena Zvezda Boris Bakic (194-G-86, agency: Beo Basket) joins Radnicki Kragujevac. Last season Bakic played for Crvena Zvezda and on 6 games in Adriatic league average scored 8.8 points, 1,7 rebounds, 1.0 assist, 1,0 steals per game and on 16 games in Serbian league average scored 14,1 points, 3.4 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 1,9 steals per game. Bakic started career in Buducnost Podgorica, played for Partizan Beograd three seasons and four seasons for Crvena Zvezda. Boris Bakic was member of Serbian and Montenegro U18 and U20 National team and Montenegro National team.

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  ARGENTINA   


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. Argentino 5-1 
 2. Bragado 5-1 
 3. Banda Norte 4-1 
 4. Huracan 4-2 
 5. Alianza Viedma 3-2 
 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 


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  ASIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS U16   


Standings
Standings
Group A
1. China2-0
2. India1-1
3. Taiwan1-1
4. Malaysia0-2
Group B
1. S.Korea2-0
2. Lebanon1-1
3. Iraq1-1
4. Uzbekistan.0-2
Group C
1. Japan2-0
2. Qatar1-1
3. S.Africa0-0
4. Iran0-1
Group D
1. Philippine.1-0
2. Indonesia1-1
3. Vietnam0-1


Results and Stats from Day 2 in Nha Trang City - by Eurobasket News
Group A
China U16 - Taiwan U16 75:44
China registered the second consecutive win at the U16 Asia Championship in Vietnam. They outscored Taiwan on the second day of the tournament. Zhou Qi (215-C-96) stepped up with 24 points to pace the winners. Taiwan fell at 1-1 record after the loss.
The teams stayed close early in the encounter but China pulled ahead to take a 17:12 after ten minutes of action. The defending champions kept their opponents at bay throughout the second term. China recorded a 38:28 lead at the interval. China cleared off in the third frame. They established a 21-point lead at the final break 58:37. Taiwan managed just 7 points in the final quarter as China cruised to the victory at the end. Xiaopeng Guo notched 20 points, while Pan Ning (210-C-95) had 10 points for the winners. Wang I-Fan (95) responded with 13 points for Taiwan. Kuan-shiuan Lu delivered 10 points in the losing case.

China U16: Zhou Qi 24, Xiaopeng Guo 20, Pan Ning 10
Taiwan U16: Wang I-Fan 13, Kuan-shiuan Lu 10

India U16 - Malaysia U16 93:40
India U16 registered the first win at the Asian Championship in Vietnam. They toppled Malasia in Group A tonight. Karthickeyan Saminathan (188-G-95) delivered 18 points to pace the winners. Malaysia suffered the second straight defeat at the tournament.
It was all over for Malaysia after the starting frame. They went scoreless in the opening ten minutes to face a 17-point deficit. India mounted the pressure and cleared off to a 34:8 distance at the interval. More to come in the third frame. India stayed calm and executed well on the way to a 64:23 lead at the final break. India never looked back afterwards marching to the initial win at the end. Ajay Pratap Singh (193-F-95) knocked down 17 points in the winning case. Zhi Hao Tan answered with 11 points for Malaysia. Eng Hong Keng had 7 points in the loss.

India U16: Karthickeyan Saminathan 18, Ajay Pratap Singh 17, Loveneet Singh (178-G-95) 16
Malaysia U16: Zhi Hao Tan 11, Eng Hong Keng 7

Group B
South Korea U16 - Lebanon U16 91:65

South Korea earned the second win in a row at the start of the U16 Asia Championship. They fired past Lebanon to improve at 2-0 record on top of Group B. Heo Hoon scored 23 points to lead the winners. Lebanon suffered the first defeat at the tournament.
South Korea showed their ambitions early in the game. They outgunned Lebanon 34:10 in the opening ten minutes. South Korea stayed in charge throughout the second term. They registered a comfortable 53:23 halftime lead. The Korean team did not slow down after the big break. They boosted the gap to as many as 37 points at the final intermission. Lebanon did not surrender easily as they picked up the tempo in the fourth frame. They trimmed the deficit but obviously had little chance to save the game at the end. Park Intae provided 16 points, while Yun Yeongbin (195-F/C-95) contributed 15 points for the winners. Gerard Hadidian answered with 22 points for Lebanon. Jimmy Salem finished with 15 points in the loss.

South Korea U16: Heo Hoon 23, Park Intae 16, Yun Yeongbin 15
Lebanon U16: Gerard Hadidian 22, Jimmy Salem 15

Iraq U16 - Uzbekistan U16 100:32
Iraq recorded the first win at the U16 Asia Championship in Vietnam. They overcame Uzbekistan to improve at 1-1 record in Group B. Uzbekistan fell at 0-2 record after the loss.
Iraq set the tone early in the encounter. They erupted for 33 points in the starting frame to take a 27-point lead. Iraq maintained the lead throughout the second quarter. They recorded a 59:13 lead at the interval. The teams went scoreless in the third quarter. But Iraq exploded with 41 points in the fourth frame to seal the victory at the end. Dhulfiqar Ali (185-G-96) scored 21 points to pace the winners. Ali Ahmed added 20 points in the winning case. Farukhjon Muratov answered with 11 points for Uzbekistan. Ruslan Bokhodirov had 6 points in the losing effort.

Iraq U16: Dhulfiqar Ali 21, Ali Ahmed 20, Karrar Hamzah 13
Uzbekistan U16: Farukhjon Muratov 11, Ruslan Bokhodirov 6

Group C
Japan - Iran 20:0


Saudi Arabia U16 - Qatar U16 85:47
Saudi Arabia registered the first win at the U16 Asia Championship in Vietnam. They fired past Qatar in Group C action. Abdulaziz Sakar (183-G-95) ailed 29 points as Saudi Arabia improved at 1-1 record. Qatar in the meantime slipped at 0-2 record after the loss.
Saudis exploded with 34 points in the first frame to clear off. They entered the second term up by as many as 17 points. They limited Qatar to just 6 points in the second frame. Saudi Arabia posted a massive 32-point halftime lead. Saudi Arabia stayed in charge throughout the third quarter. They secured an insurmountable 45-point cushion before the fourth quarter and cruised to the victory at the end. Raad Barnawinailed 15 points, while Abdullah Musallam provided 14 points for the winners. Mohammed Dawoud (195-C-95) esponded with 15 points for Qatar. Mohamed Abdelkawy netted 13 points in the loss.

Saudi Arabia U16: Abdulaziz Sakar 29, Raad Barnawi 15, Abdullah Musallam 14
Qatar U16: Mohammed Dawoud 15, Mohamed Abdelkawy 13

Group D
Philippines U16 - Indonesia U16 93:30
Philippines opened win count at the U16 Asia Championship in Vietnam. They drubbed Indonesia in the opener. Rodolfo Alejandro (175-G-95) nd Kyles Jefferson posted 15 points each to pace the winners. Indonesia on the other hand suffered the first defeat at the tournament and fell at 1-1 record.
Philippines looked dominant from start to finish. They posted a 27:9 lead ten minutes into the game. The margin grew at 56:13 mark at the interval. Philippines continued to keep the pressure high in the second half. They rallied to a confident 78:22 lead with ten minutes remaining. Philippines never looked back afterwards cruising to the victory at the end. Paolo Rashleigh and Isaac George provided 9 points each in the win. Hans Abraham (179-G-95) answered with 9 points for Indonesia. Ritzky Indraprasto had 6 points in the loss.

Philippines U16: Rodolfo Alejandro 15, Kyles Jeffers 15, Paolo Rashleigh 9, Isaac George 9
Indonesia U16: Hans Abraham 9, Rizky Indaprasto 6


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  AUSTRALIA   


Chabab - Zahle lands Abiad - by Eurobasket Center
Chabab - Zahle strengthened their roster with addition of 32-year old naturalized Australian swingman Belal Abiad (192-G/F-80kg-79). Abiad played most recently at Hornsby Spiders (Australia). He is a very experienced player.

By Eurobasket Data Center


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  BELARUS   


Enisey celebrated the initial victory in VTB League - by Eurobasket News
Enisey-Minsk 2006 99:89

Enisey celebrated the initial victory in VTB League to take 1-1 record. The team from Krasnoyarsk beat Minsk-2006 99:89 in the only game on Wednesday.
The Russian team opened the game with 22-17 and added 21-20 in the second period. Moreover Enisey produced a 27-19 in the third quarter for the comfortable lead after three periods. Minsk-2006 managed to win the last stanza 33-29 to reduce to 10 points at the end.
Lonny Baxter (204-C-79, agency: Priority Sports, college: Maryland) paced all the winners with 23 points and Marko Marinovic (183-G-83) nailed 20. Elmedin Kikanovic (210-C-88, agency: Beo Basket) and Sergey Toporov (197-F-81) followed them with 13 points each in a win. Julius Hodge (201-G-83, agency: I.D.S. Law, college: N.Carolina St.) erupted with 22 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists and missed the first triple-double. Dwain Hawkins produced 19, Aliaksei Trastsinetski (201-F-86) scored 14 and Lashkevich added 11.

Enisey: Lonny Baxter 23, Marko Marinovic 20, Elmedin Kikanovic 13, Sergey Toporov 13
Minsk 2006: Julius Hodge 22+11 rebs+7 ast, Dwain Hawkins 19, Aliaksei Trastsinetski 14, Lashkevich 11


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  BOSNIA   


D1: Igokea, Mladost and Capljina jump to 2-0 - by Eurobasket News
Round Two of the Bosnian D1 just finished. Igokea, Mladost and Capljina managed to stay unbeaten after two games.
Igokea celebrated 69-76 road win against Leotar. Marko Brkic (206-F/C-82, agency: Beo Basket) was the leading player for the guests with 16 points and 5 rebs. Milijan Bocka (186-PG-82, agency: 011 Sports) followed him with 12 pts.
Mladost handed 71-61 loss to Celik also tonight. Ranko Velimirovic (205-C/F-72, agency: Beo Basket) was a key player in victory with 15 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Keith Richardson (174-G-85, college: Illinois St.) shined in loss with 20 points and 9 assists.
Capljina won on the road against Vogosca as a guest 75-86. Marko Jagodic Kuridza (204-C-87) exploded with 22 points, 15 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners.

All Round Two results:
Oct. 18, 2011 Hercegovac-Brotnjo 73-60
Oct. 19, 2011 Vogosca-Capljina 75-86
Oct. 19, 2011 Leotar-Igokea 69-76
Oct. 19, 2011 Mladost-Celik 71-61
Oct. 18, 2011 Zrinjski HT-Servitium 91-61
Oct. 18, 2011 Borac Nektar-Varda HE 82-64


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


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  BRAZIL   


Joinville doesnt move on Import Marvin Kilgore - by Mel Devonne
NBB powerhouse Joinville was reported to be interested in the services of Marvin Kilgore (191-G-84, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices, college: UTEP), an import
guard from US, UTEP. Marvin informed me that he wasnt contacted at all by the Joinville team, and a
Joinville offical told me this week that they are not signing any imports at this time.
Marvin played very well with NBB Sao Jose team in the 2009 season.
He is the former college teammate of Brazilian Vitcor Romalaho, who is with Joinville and Marvin also has
relatives in the Rio de Janeiro.
Marvin also had a stint with the Harlem Globetrotters earlier this year.


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  CANADA   


Mill Rats determined to be immersed in community - by Eurobasket News
The city is about to get a steady dose of Saint John Mill Rats.

Knowing his squad's home schedule will double from last year, President and General Manager Ian McCarthy is trying to step up the team's profile in the city.

'We want to be immersed in the community,' he said. 'When (head coach) Jaren (Jackson) and I moved here last August we tried to attend every event. This year we approached it more systematically. We have four players here a month and a half early booking schools. They're tutoring kids at Saint John High School in the morning with basketball and academics. Those are the things that make people ardent fans.'

Last year 2,000 season tickets were sold. He's hoping to match that number come season opener on Nov. 6, when the hometown squad takes on London Lightning. So far they're half way there and McCarthy is confident the goal will be reached. Because the schedule has doubled to 18 games, so too have the season ticket prices, ranging from the $160 to $288.

With that the organization has embarked on an advertising blitz. New team advertisements are going up on 17 bus shelters around the city. Management will unveil a new and improved website soon. They've introduced a YouTube channel called Mill Rats TV that will be updated weekly with a behind-the-scenes look at the team.

Another year, brings much more stability, insists McCarthy. He promises this season's squad will showcase exceptional depth in all areas and compete for the championship.

Last year's leading scorers Anthony Anderson and Marc Egerson are back. They'll join a batch of former premier U.S. college standouts as well as former Detroit Piston Will Blalock.

'Last year we wanted to win but we were somewhat cautious because we didn't know what our success level would be,' McCarthy said. 'Now we have more of a comfort level. We're going to cut guys that would be very good players on last year's team. But that makes training camp much more competitive. That's good for us and the fans.'

Training camp opened on Tuesday at the Rothesay Netherwood School gym and will continue today and Thursday.

Rothesay ticket holder Mike Tilley bought season tickets for his family last year and plans to do the same this time around. Thrilled with what he's seen so far, Tilley said it's a privilege to have such high quality basketball in his back yard.

'I feel compelled to support them,' said Tilley. 'I'm a basketball fan. Watching that kind of high-level athleticism was really great. I was surprised at the level of talent. I like that kids now are starting to see basketball as something they can pursue professionally.'

Saint John begins its exhibition schedule on Friday in Quebec City versus Quebec Kebs. Two days later, the Mill Rats will play Quebec at the Richard J. Currie Center in Fredericton. The team will play its first home pre-season game Thursday, Oct. 27 versus the Moncton Miracles.

Courtesy of http://telegraphjournal.canadaeast.com


Robertson looks forward to shot with Miracles - by Eurobasket News
Matt Robertson doesn't want anyone thinking he's on the Moncton Miracles simply because of his birth certificate.

'Absolutely, there's no question about that,' said the 23-year-old Moncton native. 'I definitely want to put that to rest. It's something that some people have said and I want to prove that wrong. For sure, that's a really big motivation for me.

'I'm not looking for anyone to give me anything. I want to prove myself and earn my spot on the team. I want to show that I can play at this level.'

The National Basketball League of Canada club opened training camp last night at Mathieu Martin High School. There are 17 players battling for a spot on Moncton's 12-man roster as the franchise prepares for its inaugural season.

Each team in the league must have at least two Canadians on the roster. The Miracles have four Canadians in camp with Robertson, Akeem Sween (Humber College in Ontario), Isaac Kuon (University of Windsor in Ontario) and Kevin Loiselle (University of Maine at Fort Kent).

Robertson, a former member of the MacNaughton High Highlanders, is coming off a five-year career in the Canadian small college basketball ranks. He played four seasons with the St. Thomas Tommies and one campaign for the Crandall University Chargers.

At 6-foot-7 and 205 pounds, he plays small forward and power forward. He was passed over in the 2011 NBL Canada draft, signed as a free agent for a tryout with Moncton and has been busy the past few months getting ready for camp.

'I've been doing a lot of strength training, a lot of basketball specific weight training and I've been running with the Crandall University basketball team over the past month and a half,' he said. 'I've also been doing basketball workouts in the gym.

'I've done some of my workouts with friends, but for the most part I've been training by myself. It does take a lot of self discipline when you do most of your training by yourself, but it's really easy to get motivated when you're preparing to go to your first professional basketball camp.'

Moncton continues camp with a practice today from 6-8 a.m. at Mathieu Martin High School. It will have a couple of two-hour sessions tomorrow beginning at 6 a.m. at Mathieu Martin High School and 5:30 p.m. at the Moncton Coliseum.

The Miracles will open their two-game exhibition schedule against the Summerside Storm on Monday at 7 p.m. at the Moncton Coliseum.

The Miracles will begin the 36-game regular season on the road against the Quebec Kebs on Oct. 29. After five consecutive outings in opposition buildings, they will play their home opener against the Saint John Mill Rats on Nov. 20 at the Moncton Coliseum.

Robertson graduated from St. Thomas University with a Bachelor of Arts with a major in journalism. He did an internship as a reporter for the Times & Transcript when he was in Grade 12.

Almost all the players in Moncton's camp have a U.S. college basketball background and some have professional experience. Robertson comes from a lower level in the Canadian small college ranks.

'It's going to be really interesting to see where I stand in comparison to the other guys in camp,' he said. 'I would say that my strengths are my outside shooting and my defensive play.

'The speed of the game will be the biggest difference. My ball handling also needs to get a little better and I need to learn to be a little more physical. I'm no longer playing against slower big guys. They're quick big guys so it's going to be an adjustment in the physicality sense.

'I'm sure that being around these elite players will make me better. There's also your own innate desire to not disappoint or to not want to give a bad first impression. I'm expecting a tough camp and I'm looking forward to the challenge.'

Robertson is also excited about learning from Moncton head coach Norris Bell. Bell played 13 seasons in European professional basketball leagues and then had tremendous success coaching at the youth level in the United States.

'I had a workout with coach Bell about two and a half weeks ago and I learned more in an hour with him than I have in the last year or so,' said Robertson. 'He has a way of teaching that's really great and he brings to the table so much knowledge.

'He was teaching me dribble moves and footwork that I've never seen before. It took me a few times to get it, but then I incorporated it into my training. He's a very good communicator. He knows what he wants to teach and how to get it across.'

Robertson never thought he would see the day that Moncton has its own professional basketball team. Attending Miracles camp with a very good chance to play for them isn't a dream come true. It's way beyond anything he could've dreamed of as a kid growing up here.

'I've done a lot of minor basketball clinics over the past four weeks,' he said. 'A lot of parents were saying 'Congratulations, we've got our season tickets and we're excited. We can't wait for the season to get started.'

'If what I've been hearing is a small sample, this team is going to get a lot of support. I was hearing those type of comments before any of the players even arrived for camp. I'm sure the interest level is going to pick up now that the players are here and camp is started.'

Robertson acknowledges there really weren't any local basketball role models to look up to when he was a kid in Moncton. The city's new professional team will fill that role and give today's minor basketball kids here something to dream about.

'That's pretty fantastic,' he said. 'That's another motivation to be a good role model for the kids. Go work hard and stay out of trouble. It's really flattering and really humbling to think of kids aspiring to be like us. This is very cool.

'It's amazing to get paid to play the game. It's amazing to play in Moncton. The coolest thing is to get better every day by being around these players and being a role model in the community.''

Courtesy of http://timestranscript.canadaeast.com


Local PG signs with Rainmen - by Eurobasket News
The Halifax Rainmen have added some hometown flair in Christian Upshaw (5'10''-G-86) (T-Bear).

The Halifax native and former St. Francis Xavier X-Men star signed with the Rainmen yesterday and is expected to make his National Basketball League of Canada debut next month.

Im extremely confident he will be seeing a fair amount of floor time this season, and that within a few years he will develop into one of the top guards in our league, said Rainmen owner Andre Levingston.

Upshaw, a six-foot point guard, finished his X-Men career ninth all-time in Atlantic University Sport scoring with 1,586 points in 96 games over five seasons.

The Rainmen also signed six-foot-six sharp-shooter Justin Johnson.

Courtesy of www.metronews.ca


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  CHINA   


China Defeats Chinese Taipei in Asian U-16 - by Arthur Volbert
China defeated Chinese Taipei 75-44 in the FIBA Asia Under-16 Championship. Zhou Qi (215-C-96) led the way with 24 points and perimeter scorer Guo Xiaopeng added 20. Pan Ning, another highly promising big man, scored 10.

WANG I-fan led Chinese Taipei with 13 points and LU Kuan-shiuan scored 10. Once again shooting statistics are unreliable, this time being too high. Rebounding and assist statistics are non-existant.

China led 17-12 after one quarter, 38-28 at the half and 58-37 after three quarters.

Other games:
Iraq 100 Uzbekistan 32
Japan 20 Iran 0 forfeit
Saudi Arabia 85 Qatar 47
Korea 89 Lebanon 65
Philippines 93 Indonesia 30
India 93 Malaysia 40



Standings:

GROUP A
Team W L Pts GA
China 2 0 4 1.958
Ch. Taipei 1 1 3 1.027

India 1 1 3
Malaysia 0 2 2

GROUP B
Team W L Pts GA
Korea 2 0 4 1.200
Iraq 1 1 3 1.619
Lebanon 1 1 3 1.573
Uzbekistan 0 2 2 .255

GROUP C
Team W L Pts GA
Japan 2 0 4 2.944
K. Saudi Arabia 1 1 3 0.910
Qatar 1 1 3 0.788
I.R.Iran 0 2 0 0.00

GROUP D
Team W L Pts GA
Indonesia 1 1 3 0.682
Philippines 1 0 2 3.100
Vietnam 0 1 1 0.813




U16 Asia Championship: China register second straight win in Nha Trang City - by Eurobasket News
China U16 - Taiwan U16 75:44

China registered the second consecutive win at the U16 Asia Championship in Vietnam. They outscored Taiwan on the second day of the tournament. Zhou Qi (215-C-96) stepped up with 24 points to pace the winners. Taiwan fell at 1-1 record after the loss.
The teams stayed close early in the encounter but China pulled ahead to take a 17:12 after ten minutes of action. The defending champions kept their opponents at bay throughout the second term. China recorded a 38:28 lead at the interval. China cleared off in the third frame. They established a 21-point lead at the final break 58:37. Taiwan managed just 7 points in the final quarter as China cruised to the victory at the end. Xiaopeng Guo notched 20 points, while Pan Ning (210-C-95) had 10 points for the winners. Wang I-Fan (95) responded with 13 points for Taiwan. Kuan-shiuan Lu delivered 10 points in the losing case.

China U16: Zhou Qi 24, Xiaopeng Guo 20, Pan Ning 10
Taiwan U16: Wang I-Fan 13, Kuan-shiuan Lu 10


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  CYPRUS   


Justin Robinson from Maroussi to Limassol all the way - by Chris Mammides
The American with British passport forward, Justin Robinson (187-G-87, college: Rider) became the second player (after Frazier) who left Maroussi to join forces with a Cyprus team, this time in another town as Robinson agreed financial terms with the team of the Latvian Head Coach Igors Miglinieks becoming his tenth foreign player!!

Robinson got tired to wait about Marousi's financial discrepancies with Jarred Homman and all the cases against the team from the North suburb areas of Athens and decided to move on in his career by signing a new contract with the team of Pizza Express Apollon of Limassol. Robinson becomes the fifth American to leave the team in less than two months (Mims, Frazier, Baez, Jamison)


If all these players (or at least the three who joined forces with Cyprus teams, Frazier, Skordilis and now Robinson) goes decent in their duties in the local league then all these teams - together with their coaches - will have to thank Head Coach Nikos Linardos , as all these players are personal pick-ups for the team of Marousi, irony but 100% true!


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  CZECH REPUBLIC   


Nenad Milosevic to Temporarily Fill In for Injured Kevin Bridgewaters at Inter Bratislava - by Surujh Roopnarine
Inter Bratislavas starting point guard Kevin Bridgewaters (175-G-84, college: Chattanooga) will miss the next five games due to a thigh-muscle injury sustained prior to this past weekends game against Pardubice. The teams leader in several statistical categories, including scoring (18.4ppg) will have to watch as the team plays its second consecutive game without him tonight as they host USK Praha (4-2) in Round 7 of the NBL season.
At 1-5, the team will turn to veteran point guard Nenad Milosevic (190-G-83) to fill the void at point guard.
The 6-3 Milosevic has spent most of his career playing in Slovakia with several clubs, including a 10-game stint with Bratislava last season. The 28-year old Milosevic made his debut this season with Inter Bratislava on Saturday against Pardubice. He will look to make a much better home debut tonight against USK Praha after playing 33 minutes on Saturday without scoring a point (0-7 FG, 0-2 FT) while handing out four assists. Head Coach Stevan Tot noted that though Bridgewaters will be sorely missed, that the club knows its strengths and weaknesses and will adjust accordingly during his absence.


USK Praha: two close wins in less than a week - by Levy Nagy
USK Praha are winning two games in a row again but they should consider themselves lucky because in both games, the previous one at home against SLUNETA Usti nad Labem 86-81 and this one away against BK Inter Bratislava 78-75, they had a big lead at half time but played sloppy for the rest of the game and almost lost it. In the previous game, coach Ken Scalabroni hadnt asked for a timeout when USK Praha players hardly got the inbound pass and that could have costed them a loss.

Defense was not a main concern in this game as both teams played slowly in defense. There were no more than 4 team fouls on each team side in the first two quarters. It all led to a well deserved half-time 47-38 lead for USK Praha.

BK Inter Bratislava has some real issues in their first Czech season: their coach Stevan Tot is gesticulating intensively and screaming a lot during every game which could be the reason for the teams losing streak. They play way too relaxed and this game was no exception because they looked like a team with no tactics. Their best player today was Stjepan Gavran (206-C-78) with 16 points (6/8 in two points, 4/4 in free throws), 12 rebounds, 1 block and 1 turnover. Curtis Allen (193-G-86, college: ORU) showed some forward skills but not the long shot skills of a guard, he finished with 17 points (5/8 in two points, 0/2 in three points, 7/9 in free throws), 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal and 2 turnovers. Andrej Kuffa (203-F-90) contributed to the offense with 16 points (2/2 in two points, 3/4 in three points, 3/3 in free throws), 4 rebounds and 2 assists. They continue to lose at home making their fans very unhappy.

For USK Praha, Vojtech Hruban (202-F-89) forced a few penetrations through the defense and lost the ball many times but he still managed to score 17 points (4/9 in two points, 2/3 in three points, 3/3 in free throws), 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal, 1 block and 2 turnovers. Peter Sedmak (207-C-85) had become the leading scorer for his team this season but sometimes he forces some weak shots and he is also the only one who scolds his teammates when they miss their shots. He managed to throw a huge dunk over the last defender on a fastbreak at the middle of the 2nd quarter of this game and scored 22 points (7/17 in two points, 0/3 in three points, 8/10 in free throws), 11 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals and 2 turnovers. Michal Sotnar (189-PG-92) made a lot of progress in the last 2 games as USK Praha needed a reliable guard to orchestrate the offense. He shot a beautiful 3 pointer after a perfect passing ball in the second half and finished with 14 points (4/8 in two points, 1/1 in three points, 3/4 in free throws), 2 rebounds, 4 assists and 1 turnover. Michal Vocetka (198-G/F-87) is playing like a starter recently; close to the end he had stolen the ball and shot a 3 pointer when he was wide open from the right side but he fouled out. He finished with 11 points (1/2 in two points, 3/6 in three points) and 2 steals. USK Praha almost lost the lead at the end of the last quarter but Stanislav Votroubek (212-C-81) scored two very important free throws in the last 10 seconds of the game. He registered a double-double again with 12 points (3/7 in three points, 3/4 in free throws), 12 rebounds and 2 steals.

For a young team, USK Praha is playing very well, If only they could improve their guards and decide what is best for their centers as Peter Sedmak has maybe too much responsibility recently. BK Inter Bratislava continue to disappoint and they didnt prove they fit very well in the Czech NBL league yet.




Standings - NBL
NBL Standings
 1. BK Decin 5-0 
 2. BK Pardubice 5-1 
 3. CEZ Nymburk 5-1 
 4. BK Prostejov 4-1 
 5. BC Kolin 4-2 
 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 


Stats Leaders - NBL
Points Per Game
 Pavel HOUSKA
  BK Decin
  (201-F-84)
  Avg: 21.4
 1. Houska, BK Decin21.4 
 2. Lowery, Chomutov20.2 
 3. Sedmak, USK Praha20.0 
 4. Bridgewaters, Inte.18.4 
 5. Henderson, Levice17.7 
 6. Arnold, BK Pardu.17.3 
 7. Stanek, Chomutov17.2 
 8. Grant, Levice16.7 
 9. Wright, Chomutov16.4 
 10. Hruban, USK Praha16.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Stanislav VOTROUBEK
  USK P.
  (212-C-81)
  Avg: 8.8
 1. Votroubek, USK P.8.8 
 2. Gadri-N., BK Prost.8.2 
 3. Arnold, BK Pardu.8.2 
 4. Meno, Svitavy7.4 
 5. Field, BC Kolin7.2 
 6. Houska, BK Decin7.2 
 7. Henderson, Levice6.8 
 8. Hughes, NH Ostrava6.7 
 9. Luettgerodt, NH O.6.3 
 10. Frana, Plzen6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Michal SOTNAR
  USK Praha
  (189-PG-92)
  Avg: 6
 1. Sotnar, USK Praha6.0 
 2. Wright, Chomutov5.6 
 3. Barnes, BC Kolin5.3 
 4. Smith, BK Prost.3.8 
 5. Vrubl, Plzen3.3 
 6. Sanders, BK Decin3.2 
 7. Macela, Svitavy3.0 
 8. George, Svitavy3.0 
 9. Lawrence, CEZ N.3.0 
 10. Lowery, Chomutov3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Radim KLECKA
  B&W Opava
  (188-G-90)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Klecka, B&W Opava3.2 
 2. Pumprla, CEZ N.3.0 
 3. Wright, Chomutov3.0 
 4. McFadden, Usti n.2.7 
 5. Smith, BK Prost.2.5 
 6. Sirina, B&W Opava2.3 
 7. Grant, Levice2.3 
 8. Lowery, Chomutov1.8 
 9. Inge, NH Ostrava1.8 
 10. Bridgewaters, Int.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Bertengeh GADRI-NICHOLSON
  BK Prost.
  (208-C-83)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Gadri-N., BK Prost.2.8 
 2. Hughes, NH Ostrava1.5 
 3. Grant, Levice1.5 
 4. Pumprla, CEZ N.1.3 
 5. Jelinek, BC Kolin1.2 
 6. Slavik, USK Praha1.0 
 7. Kramny, Svitavy1.0 
 8. Sedmak, USK Praha0.8 
 9. Meno, Svitavy0.8 
 10. Brlit, B&W Opava0.7 


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  DENMARK   


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


Stats Leaders - Basketligaen
Points Per Game
 Will HARRIS
  Horsens IC
  (198-F-86)
  Avg: 32.4
 1. Harris, Horsens IC32.4 
 2. White, Aalborg28.2 
 3. Rutherford, SISU26.5 
 4. Kingsley, Svendborg25.5 
 5. Bishop, Aalborg24.3 
 6. Henry, Naestved21.8 
 7. Curry, Aabyhoj20.4 
 8. Bak, Horsholm18.8 
 9. Rasmussen, Vaerl.18.8 
 10. Dennis, SISU18.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Tony BISHOP
  Aalborg
  (201-F-89)
  Avg: 13
 1. Bishop, Aalborg13.0 
 2. Benjamin, Horsholm10.7 
 3. St.John, Horsens10.0 
 4. Glynn, Naestved9.5 
 5. Curry, Aabyhoj9.4 
 6. Phillips, Aabyhoj9.2 
 7. Harris, Horsens IC8.2 
 8. Rutherford, SISU8.0 
 9. Kingsley, Svendborg7.7 
 10. Nielsen, Falcon7.6 
Assists Per Game
 D''Mario CURRY
  Aabyhoj
  (201-F-85)
  Avg: 5.2
 1. Curry, Aabyhoj5.2 
 2. Sakne, Horsens IC5.0 
 3. Elgmork, Aalborg4.7 
 4. Henry, Naestved4.3 
 5. Nielsen, SISU4.2 
 6. Colman, Svendborg4.2 
 7. McFarlane, Falcon4.0 
 8. Dennis, SISU3.5 
 9. White, Aalborg3.5 
 10. St.John, Horsens3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Corin HENRY
  Naestved
  (180-PG-88)
  Avg: 4
 1. Henry, Naestved4.0 
 2. White, Aalborg3.7 
 3. Dennis, SISU2.7 
 4. Benjamin, Horsholm2.2 
 5. Iversen, Bakken2.2 
 6. Plannthin, Svend.2.0 
 7. Glynn, Naestved2.0 
 8. Curry, Aabyhoj2.0 
 9. Wire, Vaerlose2.0 
 10. McFarlane, Falcon2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Chris CHRISTOFFERSEN
  Bak.
  (218-C-79)
  Avg: 2
 1. Christoffers., Bak.2.0 
 2. Bishop, Aalborg2.0 
 3. Marinkovic, Horsho.1.8 
 4. Curry, Aabyhoj1.6 
 5. Kingsley, Svendborg1.2 
 6. Eleraky, Aalborg1.0 
 7. Jukic, Horsholm1.0 
 8. Gray, Bakken1.0 
 9. Larsen, Vaerlose0.8 
 10. Phillips, Aabyhoj0.8 


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  EUROLEAGUE   


Standings
Euroleague Standings
Group A
 1. Bennet Cantu 1-0 
 2. Caja Laboral 1-0 
 3. Olympiakos 0-0 
 4. Bizkaia Bilbao 0-0 
 5. Nancy 0-1 
 6. Fener.Ulker 0-1 
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. Montepaschi 1-0 
 2. Galatasaray 1-0 
 3. FCB Regal 0-0 
 4. Union Olimpija 0-0 
 5. Asseco Prokom 0-1 
 6. Unics 0-1 


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Henry DOMERCANT
  Unics
  (192-G-80)
  Avg: 30
 1. Domercant, Unics30.0 
 2. Battle, Cholet23.0 
 3. Teletovic, Caja L.23.0 
 4. Loncar, Khimky20.5 
 5. Akingbala, Nancy20.0 
 6. Jackson, PGE Turow20.0 
 7. Quinn, Khimky20.0 
 8. Shved, CSKA19.0 
 9. Goss, AS.19.0 
 10. Collins, Zalgiris18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Andrei KIRILENKO
  CSKA
  (205-F-81)
  Avg: 15
 1. Kirilenko, CSKA15.0 
 2. Edwards, Grave.11.0 
 3. Gee, Asseco Prokom9.0 
 4. Jawai, Unics9.0 
 5. Loncar, Khimky8.5 
 6. Cain, VEF Riga8.0 
 7. Stonerook, Montep.8.0 
 8. Radenovic, BC Do.8.0 
 9. Dikoudis, PAOK8.0 
 10. Necas, CEZ Nymbu.8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Milos TEODOSIC
  CSKA
  (195-G-87)
  Avg: 8
 1. Teodosic, CSKA8.0 
 2. Batum, Nancy8.0 
 3. Prigioni, Caja L.7.0 
 4. Basile, Bennet C.6.0 
 5. Moore, PGE Turow6.0 
 6. Causeur, Cholet6.0 
 7. Rice, Lietuvos.5.3 
 8. Mallet, Charleroi5.0 
 9. Kirilenko, CSKA5.0 
 10. Leunen, Bennet C.5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Pablo PRIGIONI
  Caja L.
  (191-G-77)
  Avg: 6
 1. Prigioni, Caja L.6.0 
 2. Kaukenas, Montepa.4.0 
 3. Stiggers, PAOK3.0 
 4. Thompson, AS.2.5 
 5. Kelati, Khimky2.5 
 6. Quinn, Khimky2.5 
 7. Gordon, Galatasaray2.3 
 8. Moore, PGE Turow2.0 
 9. Linehan, Nancy2.0 
 10. Teodosic, CSKA2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrei KIRILENKO
  CSKA
  (205-F-81)
  Avg: 4
 1. Kirilenko, CSKA4.0 
 2. Lavrinovic, Montep.3.0 
 3. Issa, Gravelines3.0 
 4. Kravtsov, BC Do.3.0 
 5. Riddick, Charleroi2.3 
 6. Vaty, Gravelines2.0 
 7. Teletovic, Caja L.2.0 
 8. Goree, PAOK2.0 
 9. Cain, VEF Riga2.0 
 10. Fofana, AS.1.5 


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

Charleroi adds F Randy Oveneke - by Eurobasket News
Randy Oveneke (201-F-86) is a new member of Belgacom Spirou Charleroi. He penned a one-season deal with the Belgian champions. Oveneke started last season with Antwerp Giants averaging 7 points and 2.4 rebounds for 7 Belgian league games. He also added 3.5 ppg and 3 rpg in 4 EuroChallenge games, after what they parted ways. Oveneke played for Antwerp also in 2008/09 and 2009/10 seasons. Randy Oveneke is a product of Drexel University, where he graduated in 2008. He had 6.6 ppg and 4.9 rpg for his school as a senior. Oveneke played for the Belgian NT at the EuroBasket in Lithuania. He appeared in two games. Oveneke is a member of Belgian NT since 2008.

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  FINLAND   


KORISLIIGA: Kataja lost after OT - by Rauno Hurmalainen
Korisliiga, Round 6: Top League leader Kataja (Joensuu) visited tonight at Loimaa, where local Bisons pushed the visitors into Over Time. Then began Zeno -show (eight pts during five minutes) and Bisons won 97-94 (85) (45-40). Quarters: 20-19, 25-21, 20-22, 20-23 and OT 12-9. Both teams had five players in double digits. Ryan McDade (201-F-80, college: N.Arizona) led the Bisons with 23pts/9rbs. Martin Zeno (196-G-85, college: Texas Tech) added 21/8 and Matti Nuutinen (200-F-90) 18pts/7rbs. Kataja got 23 pts from B.A. Walker (188-G-84, agency: Pro One Sports, college: VCU). Jared Newson (195-G/F-84, agency: Court Side, college: Tennessee-Martin) added 21 pts. Bisons was stronger also in rebounds: 37-23.
In Helsinki Torpan Pojat crushed YMCA Lahti 101-69 (51-32). ToPo had eight players in 9-18 points. Hanno Mottola (209-F/C-76, college: Utah) was at once team's leading scorer (18pts) together with Timo Heinonen (198-F-81) (18pts). Keena Young (198-F-85, college: BYU) led YMCA Lahti with 18 pts as well. KTP (Kotka) scored also 101 points when defeating at home visitor YMCA Lappeenranta 101-83. Juho-Matti Lehtoranta (194-G/F-89) led KTP with 19 pts and Tyler Tiedeman (201-F-85, agency: Interperformances, college: Boise St.) YMCA LPR with 22 pts. And UU-Korihait (Uusikaupunki) lost at home vs Kouvot (Kouvola) 75-89 (42-41). Anthony Brown (203-F-86, agency: KMG Sports Management, college: Oklahoma St.) (26) and Antoine Jordan (196-G-83, college: Siena) (23/11) were Kouvot key players.

Bisons - Kataja OT 97-94 (85) (45-40). (Ryan McDade 23/9, Martin Zeno 21/8, Matti Nuutinen 18/7 - B.A. Walker 23/6a, Jared Newson 21, Jeremy Price 17.A: 662).
Torpan Pojat - YMCA Lahti 101-69 (51-32). (Hanno Mottola 18/7, Timo Heinonen 18/6, Carl Lindbom 14 - Keena Young 18/7, Steven Wright 14, Sami Pekkola 14. A: 934).
KTP - YMCA Lappeenranta 101-83 (54-38). (Juho Lehtoranta 19, Jukka Matinen 17, Tim Blue 15/9 - Tyler Tiedeman 22, Pasi Riihela 10/9, Anttoni Tapio 9. A: 946).
UU-Korihait - Kouvot 75-89 (42-41). (Corey Johnson 24, Nigel Moore 14/9, Cedric Latimer 12 - Anthony Brown 26/8, Antoine Jordan 23/11, Samuli Vanttaja 16. A: 886).




Stats Leaders - Division I
Points Per Game
 Lloyd PHILLIPS
  Oulun N.
  (178-PG-85)
  Avg: 31
 1. Phillips, Oulun N.31.0 
 2. Baxley, Lapua26.0 
 3. Vanjoki, Tapiolan.25.0 
 4. Graham, Huima23.5 
 5. Cooper, SayRi22.5 
 6. Reed, Lapua22.5 
 7. Vaananen, Pyrin.22.0 
 8. Harjula, Pyrinto II21.0 
 9. Williams, Lapua21.0 
 10. January, BC Nokia20.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kenneth COOPER
  SayRi
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 17
 1. Cooper, SayRi17.0 
 2. Bojang, FoKoPo13.0 
 3. Townes, BC Nokia12.7 
 4. Moultrie, Oulun N.10.7 
 5. Vertio, Tapiolan.10.5 
 6. Nofflet, Oulun N.10.3 
 7. Pulkkinen, Pyrin.10.0 
 8. Reed, Lapua9.0 
 9. Green, Ura Basket9.0 
 10. Rajala, ToPo A.9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Sami IKAVALKO
  FoKoPo
  (188-G-89)
  Avg: 6
 1. Ikavalko, FoKoPo6.0 
 2. Manning, Huima5.0 
 3. Abdullah, SayRi4.0 
 4. Mattila, Pyrin.4.0 
 5. Laitinen, Tapiol.3.5 
 6. Lind, Porvoon3.3 
 7. Phillips, Oulun N.3.0 
 8. Silvonen, ToPo A.3.0 
 9. Harjula, Pyrinto II3.0 
 10. Riihela, BC Nokia3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Ville PUOTILA
  Tapiolan.
  (183-PG-93)
  Avg: 3
 1. Puotila, Tapiolan.3.0 
 2. Nieminen, SayRi2.5 
 3. Vanjoki, Tapiolan.2.5 
 4. Manning, Huima2.0 
 5. Kankaanpaa, BC No.2.0 
 6. Mattila, Pyrin.2.0 
 7. Townes, BC Nokia2.0 
 8. January, BC Nokia2.0 
 9. Reed, Lapua2.0 
 10. Kierros, Jyvaskyla2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Brian MOULTRIE
  Oulun N.
  (198-C/F-87)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Moultrie, Oulun N.2.7 
 2. Andrews, Ura B.2.0 
 3. Townes, BC Nokia1.7 
 4. Molenius, FoKoPo1.3 
 5. January, BC Nokia1.0 
 6. Mattila, Pyrin.1.0 
 7. Dolenc, Tapiolan.1.0 
 8. Nissinen, Jyvaskyla0.7 
 9. Robinson, FoKoPo0.7 
 10. Coleman, FoKoPo0.7 


Stats Leaders - Korisliiga
Points Per Game
 Martin ZENO
  Nilan Bisons
  (196-G-85)
  Avg: 23
 1. Zeno, Nilan Bisons23.0 
 2. Ivey, Nilan Bisons22.0 
 3. Blue, KTP21.5 
 4. Tiedeman, LrNM.21.5 
 5. Holloway, Salon V.20.7 
 6. Brooks, Namika L.20.6 
 7. Bailey, Pyrinto19.0 
 8. Newson, Kataja18.8 
 9. Koivisto, Nilan B.18.3 
 10. Griffin, ToPo18.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 John FIELDS
  Salon Vilpas
  (205-F-88)
  Avg: 13.8
 1. Fields, Salon Vilp.13.8 
 2. Blue, KTP10.5 
 3. Williams, Pyrinto9.3 
 4. Zeno, Nilan Bisons9.0 
 5. McDade, Nilan B.9.0 
 6. Hairston, Salon V.8.2 
 7. Nikkila, Pyrinto8.0 
 8. Hamm, LrNM.8.0 
 9. Davis, KTP7.8 
 10. Beidler, Kauhajoki7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Damon WILLIAMS
  Pyrinto
  (201-F-73)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Williams, Pyrinto7.3 
 2. Virtanen, Kataja5.5 
 3. Haynes, LrNM.5.3 
 4. Jalonen, Korihait5.0 
 5. Walker, Kataja4.8 
 6. Ivey, Nilan Bisons4.7 
 7. Nikkarinen, Kouvot4.5 
 8. Zeno, Nilan Bisons4.3 
 9. Hannah, Kauhajoki4.2 
 10. Williams, Pyrinto4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Antwine WILLIAMS
  Pyrinto
  (192-F-75)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Williams, Pyrinto4.3 
 2. Sten, Kataja2.8 
 3. Moore, Korihait2.5 
 4. Haynes, LrNM.2.5 
 5. Newson, Kataja2.3 
 6. Beidler, Kauhajoki2.2 
 7. Terwilliger, Kataja2.0 
 8. Holloway, Salon V.2.0 
 9. Brooks, Namika L.2.0 
 10. Young, Namika L.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Kelly BEIDLER
  Kauhajoki
  (199-F-88)
  Avg: 2
 1. Beidler, Kauhajoki2.0 
 2. Fields, Salon Vilp.2.0 
 3. Zeno, Nilan Bisons1.3 
 4. Newson, Kataja1.3 
 5. Hairston, Salon V.1.2 
 6. Rainamaa, Korihait1.0 
 7. Jordan, Kouvot0.8 
 8. Vanttaja, Kouvot0.8 
 9. Heinonen, ToPo0.8 
 10. Heard, ToPo0.8 


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  FYR MACEDONIA   


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


Stats Leaders - Superleague
Points Per Game
 Phillip BROOKS
  ABA S.
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 32.5
 1. Brooks, ABA S.32.5 
 2. Life, Lirija25.5 
 3. Karadzovski, Torus25.5 
 4. Jelesijevic, Kuman.25.0 
 5. Boswell, ABA S.19.5 
 6. Trajkovski, Torus19.5 
 7. Dimitrovski, Kozuv19.0 
 8. Sokolov, Feni I.18.0 
 9. Mikic, Kumanovo18.0 
 10. Dahlman, MZT S.18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Noah DAHLMAN
  MZT S.
  (200-F-89)
  Avg: 10
 1. Dahlman, MZT S.10.0 
 2. Jelesijevic, Kuman.9.0 
 3. Mikic, Kumanovo8.0 
 4. Knezevic, Feni I.8.0 
 5. Trajkovski, Torus7.5 
 6. Buha, Kozuv7.5 
 7. Mitchell, Lirija7.0 
 8. Avramovski, Lirija6.5 
 9. Simonovski, Feni I.6.0 
 10. Brckov, Feni I.6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Sasa OCOKOLJIC
  Feni I.
  (183-PG-76)
  Avg: 7
 1. Ocokoljic, Feni I.7.0 
 2. Morban, Lirija4.0 
 3. Brckov, Feni I.4.0 
 4. Knezevic, Feni I.4.0 
 5. Mijajlovic, MZT S.3.5 
 6. Janjusevic, Kuman.3.0 
 7. Sokolov, Feni I.3.0 
 8. Tomasevic, Kozuv2.5 
 9. Cekovski, MZT S.2.5 
 10. Life, Lirija2.5 
Steals Per Game
 Marko SIMONOVSKI
  Feni I.
  (194-G/F-89)
  Avg: 5
 1. Simonovski, Feni I.5.0 
 2. Gjurov, Feni I.3.0 
 3. Brooks, ABA S.3.0 
 4. Ocokoljic, Feni I.2.0 
 5. Mladenovic, Kuman.2.0 
 6. Ford, Feni Indistr.2.0 
 7. Morban, Lirija2.0 
 8. Knezevic, Feni I.2.0 
 9. Stajic, Lirija1.5 
 10. Boswell, ABA S.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Sinisa AVRAMOVSKI
  Lirija
  (209-C-85)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Avramovski, Lirija2.5 
 2. Jelesijevic, Kuman.1.0 
 3. Chappell, ABA S.1.0 
 4. Kurciev, ABA S.0.5 
 5. Mitchell, Lirija0.5 
 6. Stajic, Lirija0.5 
 7. Filipovic, Lirija0.5 
 8. Trajkovski, Torus0.5 
 9. Buha, Kozuv0.5 
 10. Bulic, Kozuv0.5 


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  GERMANY   


Dirk Maedrich committs to Rasta Vechta - by Moritz Korff
SC Rasta Vechta forward Benjamin Fumey (203-F-87, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement, college: Valparaiso) is expected to be sidelined for at least six weeks because of an ankle injury, the Pro B club said today. But it certainly did not take long for head coach Patrick Elzie to the fill the open spot on the roster by signing big man Dirk Maedrich (211-C-83, agency: Court Side). The 28-year-old former German international was handed a contract for the remainder of the 2011-12 season. Maedrich appeared in 30 BBL games for the Giessen 46ers in this past campaign, averaging 3.4 points per contest.

Mario Kasun (KK Zagreb) Gordon Herbert Is My Favorite Coach Of All - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber


Mario Kasun (213-C-80) is a 31 year old 213cm Croatian that is playing his second season with KK Zagreb. He has a phenomenal body for the position, and knows how to use it inside. Also, has fighting spirit, isn' t afraid of contact and likes to dunk. He was drafted by the Los Angeles Clippers (NBA,2rd (41) in 2002. He then played for the Frankfurt Opel Skyliners from 2002-2004 winning the Beko BBL title in2004. He played in the NBA from 2004-2006 playing for the Orlando Magic playing a total of 73 games. He then played two seasons for FC Barcelona and two years for Efes Pilsen before going home to Croatia to play for KK Zagreb. Last season he played Croatian League: 9 games: 8.4ppg, 2.9rpg, FGP: 64.4%, FT: 78.3%; Croatian League: EuroChallenge: 2 games: 17.5ppg, 6.0rpg, 1.0bpg; injured in Nov.'10 and was off for 1 month: EuroCup Qualifying Round: 2 games: 11.5ppg, 5.5rpg; Adriatic League: 21 games: 13.3ppg, Reb-5 (6.4rpg), FGP: 63.3%, FT: 67.5%. He has played for the Croatian national team playing at the 2005, 2007 and 2009 European championships. He also has won the Spanish and Turkish cups. He is returning back to Germany to play Euroleague against The Brose Baskets Bamberg and spoke to eurobasket.

You are playing your second season for KK Zagreb. How does it feel playing in your country so late in your career?

Playing at home is good feeling and good for my wife to see where im from. Happy to be where I started my career, but it but I would still like to play out of Croatia, now reason is to stay home because my wife if pregnant

KK Zagreb are off to a slow 1-2 record in the Adriatic league. What have been the reasons for the slow start?

We have slow start because we have lots of new guys and some problems with health now is starting to go slow, but it will work

What can we expect from KK Zagreb this season in the Euroleague?

Not sure basketball is a crazy sport and everything can go the way you want to the last game and losing in the last second can always happen.

You start Euroleague against Bamberg on Thursday. What do you remember most about the Bamberg arena during the 2004 BBL finals?

Playing in Bamberg is great feeling, fans are great and im sure it will be tough game for sure, about 2004 it was great series n great memory in my career n my favorite championship

What is your impression of Bamberg and what will be key in getting the win?

We need play basketball the way we know and that is the only way to win against a team like Bamberg

Will Gordon Herbert win a title with Alba Berlin this season?


Gordan Herbert is my favorite coach of all. He knows what to do and how to work with players. He is a great guy and I would like to work with him again. I hope he wins it all with Alba Berlin.

What was the last DVD movie that you saw?

The Columbian was the last movie I saw and it was a good one.

Thanks Mario for the chat


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  GREECE   


Justin Robinson from Maroussi to Limassol all the way - by Chris Mammides
The American with British passport forward, Justin Robinson (187-G-87, college: Rider) became the second player (after Frazier) who left Maroussi to join forces with a Cyprus team, this time in another town as Robinson agreed financial terms with the team of the Latvian Head Coach Igors Miglinieks becoming his tenth foreign player!!

Robinson got tired to wait about Marousi's financial discrepancies with Jarred Homman and all the cases against the team from the North suburb areas of Athens and decided to move on in his career by signing a new contract with the team of Pizza Express Apollon of Limassol. Robinson becomes the fifth American to leave the team in less than two months (Mims, Frazier, Baez, Jamison)


If all these players (or at least the three who joined forces with Cyprus teams, Frazier, Skordilis and now Robinson) goes decent in their duties in the local league then all these teams - together with their coaches - will have to thank Head Coach Nikos Linardos , as all these players are personal pick-ups for the team of Marousi, irony but 100% true!


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  HOLLAND   


Gerald Robinson, "Growing up in LA basketball is a way of life" - by Fred Roggen
He may play in one of the smallest markets in the Europe, but you would need to have tunnel vision not to recognize Gerald Robinson (204-F-84, agency: Court Side, college: Tennessee-Martin), the subject of this week's Eurobasket.com interview. So say hello to Dutch-American Gerald Robinson, the rebound leader from Landstede Zwolle.
Robinson is more of a globerunner than a globetrotter, with a career that has gone from the USA to Spain to the UK to Germany to Iceland and now to Holland. And he's still on only 27. The Ibasketball.nl-MVP for Week 2, Robinson is averaging 10.7 points, 8.7 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 0.3 blocks in just 29 minutes a game.

As a little kid, what did you want to become?
Well my dad played professional basketball as well so I wanted to be just like my father, he put the ball in my crib.

Who inspired you want to become a basketball player?
My dad did and watching all the great basketball players. Growing up in LA basketball is a way of life. Playing basketbal until it got dark outside. Watching the guys around me go to college and the NBA, they inspired me as well.

When you were growing up, did you idolize any basketball player?
I didnt idolize anybody...but after moving from Holland to Los Angeles my favorite player was Nick Van Exel he was the man back then and could really play and then came Kobe after. And I liked Dennis Rodman and Charles Barkley because he played inside and out and rebounded.

Tell us about the path of your career? You've gone from Spain to the UK to Germany and Iceland in three seasons. What has each of those steps been like?
Yeah, I started in Spain where they were playing me out of position so I left there but it was a good learning experience for me. I learned a lot when I was there. After that I went to Plymouth in England which was also a good learning experience for me, a nice city and great fans. After that I went to Germany and last season I played in Iceland which was also a great experience for me. I really enjoyed my season there.

Why did you join Landstede Zwolle?
Talking with my agent Jan Lugtenburg he thought Zwolle would be a good fit for me. Other teams were interested but thought Zwolle would be good for me. Talked to the GM in May when I was still back in Florida and they wanted to fly me out to meet with them. So in early June I flew out here and met with the GM Adriaan and met with Coach Herman. I was impressed with what I saw, their vision, the facilities, etc.

Landstede Zwolle has begun the season extremely well, winning beyond expectations, and you are one of the main players for Herman van den Belt. How do you see the season so far?
We started of the season with a bad game against Leiden, we didnt play our best game but think we responded well in our last two games. We are a new and young team so we just getting used to each other and getting better everyday in practice.

Gerald, everyone wants to know: What is the Landstede's secret? You guys have beaten two huge opponents. How?
We don't really have a secret. We are just a defensive team and we like to play defense and stop people. We don't care who scores on offense.

Personally you can be satisfied with your performance in the beginning of the season...
Im not really satisfied with my performances. I think it can be better. Had my worst game of my career against Leiden so was not happy with that but responded well the next games. Our offense is a different style for me and a new way of playing so its just going to take some getting used to. But love the challange.

What do you think about coach Herman van den Belt as a motivator and a coach?
I think Herman is a great guy who really loves basketball and he really knows basketball. He is good with X's and O's and does a great job of motivating us before and during the game.

Where did you get your playing style?
Well when I was younger I was short and played the point guard and guard postiton and when I got older I became tall and had to play inside. So I just put it together and play inside and out. I like being a all around player. I allways looked at the players that played inside out that came from LA and the NBA.

Let's talk about rebounding, a subject you seem to like. What makes a great rebounder?
I just think who ever wants the ball more will get the ball. But I've allways enjoyed rebounding.

There are a lot of theories on rebounding. Do you have one?
My Junior College coach once told me that if he would give me a millions dollars to get the next rebound, he was sure I would do whatever to get that next rebound. So I just try to take that approach all the time and think about that ... haha.

Whom do you consider the main candidates for the Dutch championship?
Well I have not seen the whole league play yet so I really cant give a good answer plus its still early in the season. But obviously last season champs Leiden and Groningen... they were in the finals.

How far can the young and inexperienced Landstede Zwolle make it?
We want to go as far as we can, we want to win every game we play but we are taking it game by game.

Gerald thanks for the time doing this interview and a wish you a successfull season with Landstede Zwolle.




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  HUNGARY   


The Champion started the season with an easy win - by Balazs Radics
SZOLNOKI OLAJ KK - JASZBERENYI KSE 91-48 (19-4, 15-12, 29-13, 28-19)
Tiszaligeti Sportcsarnok, 1200 att. Ref: Valovics, Kiss L. Franyo
SZOLNOK: TROTTER 9/3, Horvath A. 13/9, Soos 5/3, Hristo Nikolov (200-F-85, agency: Global Sports Plaza) 15/3, Bader 8. Sub: Tuljkovic 16/6, FODOR M. 6/6, Trepak 5, Grebenar 3, Gal 6, Nagy B. 5/3, Szogi. Head Coach: Por Peter
JASZBERENY: Dawson 9, Hodges 5/3, Medve 4, Horti 1, Jones 11. Sub: Borszeki, Helmeczi 1, Wehner 4, Fulop, Sormaz 11/3, Antal Sz. 2. Head Coach: Horvath Balzs
Score flow. 4. m.: 10-2. 8. m.: 17-2. 15. m.: 25-10. 24. m.: 45-24. 28. m.: 58-28. 35. m.: 77-42. 38. m.: 88-44
Fouled out: Jones (35. min.)



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  ICELAND   


Express L. round 2 best performance: Cameron Echols - by Eurobasket News
American power forward Cameron Echols (203-F/C-81) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for second-ranked Njardvik, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 2.
The 30-year old player had a double-double of 40 points and 16 rebounds, while his team crushed, the league's bottom-ranked team Haukar (#10, 0-2) with 16-point margin 107-91. Njardvik is placed at 2nd position in Icelandic Express L.. But it's just the very beginning of the season and Njardvik won both games without losing any. It's too early to say anything as the standings can be changed completely after next round. In the team's last game Echols had a remarkable 70.8% from 2-point range. He turned to be Njardvik's top player in his first season with the team. Former Ball State University star has very solid stats this year. Echols is in league's top in points (6th best: 26.0ppg), rebounds (6th best: 10.5rpg) and averages impressive 69.7% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was -year old American Quincy Hankins-Cole (203-F, agency: Hoops Ambassadors) of Snaefell. Hankins-Cole had a very good evening with a double-double of 25 points and 17 rebounds. Of course he lead Snaefell to another comfortable win 116-100 over KR (1-1) being unquestionably team leader. His team has extremely good start of the season. They won both games so far. However the season is at the beginning, so everything can happen. They still may lose their high position in the standings. Hankins-Cole is well-known at Snaefell and is a proven leader in his second season with the team.

Third on the list of top players last round was American guard Darrin Govens (185-G-88) of Thor Thorl (#6). Govens got into 30-points club by scoring 40 points in the last round. He went also for eight rebounds and six assists. He was a key player of Thor Thorl, leading his team to a 101-92 win against IR (1-1). Thor Thorl 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. Govens has a great season in Iceland. After only 2 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 34.0ppg (2nd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. David Tairu (191-G-86) of KR - 33 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Brandon Cotton (183-G-85) of Snaefell - 38 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Jovonni Shuler (193-G/F-87) of Haukar - 30 points and 10 rebounds
7. Trey Hampton (201-F-87) of Tindastoll - 19 points and 11 rebounds
8. Justin Shouse (180-G-81) of Stjarnan - 27 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Marvin Valdimarsson (198-G/F-81) of Stjarnan - 22 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
10. James Bartolotta (193-G-86) of IR - 30 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists

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


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  INDIA   


U16 Asia Championship: India dominate Malaysia to post first win in Nha Trang City - by Eurobasket News
India U16 - Malaysia U16 93:40

India U16 registered the first win at the Asian Championship in Vietnam. They toppled Malasia in Group A tonight. Karthickeyan Saminathan (188-G-95) delivered 18 points to pace the winners. Malaysia suffered the second straight defeat at the tournament.
It was all over for Malaysia after the starting frame. They went scoreless in the opening ten minutes to face a 17-point deficit. India mounted the pressure and cleared off to a 34:8 distance at the interval. More to come in the third frame. India stayed calm and executed well on the way to a 64:23 lead at the final break. India never looked back afterwards marching to the initial win at the end. Ajay Pratap Singh (193-F-95) knocked down 17 points in the winning case. Zhi Hao Tan answered with 11 points for Malaysia. Eng Hong Keng had 7 points in the loss.

India U16: Karthickeyan Saminathan 18, Ajay Pratap Singh 17, Loveneet Singh (178-G-95) 16
Malaysia U16: Zhi Hao Tan 11, Eng Hong Keng 7


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  INDONESIA   


U16 Asia Championship: Philippines enjoy first win in Vietnam - by Eurobasket News
Philippines U16 - Indonesia U16 93:30

Philippines opened win count at the U16 Asia Championship in Vietnam. They drubbed Indonesia in the opener. Rodolfo Alejandro (175-G-95) and Kyles Jefferson posted 15 points each to pace the winners. Indonesia on the other hand suffered the first defeat at the tournament and fell at 1-1 record.
Philippines looked dominant from start to finish. They posted a 27:9 lead ten minutes into the game. The margin grew at 56:13 mark at the interval. Philippines continued to keep the pressure high in the second half. They rallied to a confident 78:22 lead with ten minutes remaining. Philippines never looked back afterwards cruising to the victory at the end. Paolo Rashleigh and Isaac George provided 9 points each in the win. Hans Abraham (179-G-95) answered with 9 points for Indonesia. Ritzky Indraprasto had 6 points in the loss.

Philippines U16: Rodolfo Alejandro 15, Kyles Jeffers 15, Paolo Rashleigh 9, Isaac George 9
Indonesia U16: Hans Abraham 9, Rizky Indaprasto 6


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  IRAQ   


U16 Asia Championship: Iraq open win count in Vietnam - by Eurobasket News
Iraq U16 - Uzbekistan U16 100:32

Iraq recorded the first win at the U16 Asia Championship in Vietnam. They overcame Uzbekistan to improve at 1-1 record in Group B. Uzbekistan fell at 0-2 record after the loss.
Iraq set the tone early in the encounter. They erupted for 33 points in the starting frame to take a 27-point lead. Iraq maintained the lead throughout the second quarter. They recorded a 59:13 lead at the interval. The teams went scoreless in the third quarter. But Iraq exploded with 41 points in the fourth frame to seal the victory at the end. Dhulfiqar Ali (185-G-96) scored 21 points to pace the winners. Ali Ahmed (194-F-95) added 20 points in the winning case. Farukhjon Muratov answered with 11 points for Uzbekistan. Ruslan Bokhodirov had 6 points in the losing effort.

Iraq U16: Dhulfiqar Ali 21, Ali Ahmed 20, Karrar Hamzah (187-G/F-95) 13
Uzbekistan U16: Farukhjon Muratov 11, Ruslan Bokhodirov 6


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  IRELAND   


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 


Stats Leaders - Men
Points Per Game
 Niall MURPHY
  UCC Demons
  (180-G-86)
  Avg: 28
 1. Murphy, UCC Demons28.0 
 2. Thompson, B.Gais N.27.5 
 3. Atupem, UCC Demons25.5 
 4. Cummins, Belfast22.0 
 5. Turner, 11890 K.20.0 
 6. Glover, DCU Saints19.0 
 7. Stith, UCD Marian17.5 
 8. Taylor, B.Gais N.17.0 
 9. Kinevane, UL Eagl.16.0 
 10. Quill, DCU Saints15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jermaine TURNER
  11890 K.
  (195-F-74)
  Avg: 17
 1. Turner, 11890 K.17.0 
 2. Thompson, B.Gais N.15.0 
 3. Atupem, UCC Demons13.5 
 4. Enos, Moycullen11.5 
 5. Quill, DCU Saints10.0 
 6. Killeen, UL Eagles9.7 
 7. O''Brien, 11890 K.9.5 
 8. Provizors, DCU S.9.0 
 9. Murphy, UCC Demons9.0 
 10. Stith, UCD Marian9.0 
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. Coughlan, UCC D.5.5 
 4. Meany, UCD Marian4.5 
 5. Murphy, UCC Demons4.0 
 6. Jefferson, UL Ea.4.0 
 7. Turner, 11890 K.4.0 
 8. Thompson, B.Gais N.4.0 
 9. Walsh, B.Gais N.3.5 
 10. McGinn, B.Gais N.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Ronald THOMPSON
  B.Gais N.
  (208-F/C-81)
  Avg: 5
 1. Thompson, B.Gais N.5.0 
 2. Turner, 11890 K.4.5 
 3. Jefferson, UL Ea.3.0 
 4. Madsen, 11890 K.2.5 
 5. Hosford, UCC D.2.5 
 6. O''Brien, 11890 K.2.5 
 7. O''Neill, 11890 K.2.0 
 8. Taylor, B.Gais N.2.0 
 9. King, UL Eagles2.0 
 10. O''Sullivan, UCC D.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.2.5 
 4. O''Brien, 11890 K.2.0 
 5. Anderson, DCU S.1.5 
 6. Madsen, 11890 K.1.5 
 7. Stith, UCD Marian1.5 
 8. Clarke, 11890 K.1.0 
 9. Quigley, UL Eagles1.0 
 10. Donnelly, DCU S.1.0 


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  ISRAEL   


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


Stats Leaders - National League
Points Per Game
 Marcus GINYARD
  Ironi N.
  (196-G/F-87)
  Avg: 35
 1. Ginyard, Ironi N.35.0 
 2. Clemente, Kiryat T.26.0 
 3. Hall, Macc.B.Y.25.0 
 4. Daniel, Ironi K-A24.0 
 5. Sanders, Hapoel Y.23.0 
 6. Younger, Ironi K-A23.0 
 7. LeMelle, Hapoel A.22.5 
 8. Gonzalez, Hod H.22.5 
 9. Miller, Macc.B.Y.20.0 
 10. Segev, Kiryat Tiv.19.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Thomas SANDERS
  Hapoel Y.
  (194-G-85)
  Avg: 17
 1. Sanders, Hapoel Y.17.0 
 2. Clemente, Kiryat T.16.5 
 3. Daniel, Ironi K-A16.0 
 4. Thondique, Hapoel15.5 
 5. Bacon, Elitzur Ram.14.0 
 6. Dunne, Ironi N.11.0 
 7. Zehavian, Ironi N.11.0 
 8. Jackson, Hapoel Y.10.0 
 9. LeMelle, Hapoel A.9.0 
 10. Rosefelt, Lev H.9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Avi ELIYAHU
  Ironi N.
  (175-G-87)
  Avg: 11
 1. Eliyahu, Ironi N.11.0 
 2. Segev, Kiryat Tivon10.5 
 3. Bet-Yosef, Macc.B.8.0 
 4. Dunne, Ironi N.7.0 
 5. Nanikashvili, Iron.7.0 
 6. Gonzalez, Hod H.6.0 
 7. Sztarkman, Hapoel5.5 
 8. Ber-Aven, Hapoel Y.5.5 
 9. Golan, Elitzur Yav.5.5 
 10. Nanikashvili, Iro.5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Avi NANIKASHVILI
  Ironi K.
  (187-PG-83)
  Avg: 5
 1. Nanikashvili, Iron.5.0 
 2. Eliyahu, Ironi N.5.0 
 3. Miller, Macc.B.Y.5.0 
 4. Gomes, Kiryat T.4.0 
 5. Sanders, Hapoel Y.4.0 
 6. Traimel, Ironi N.4.0 
 7. Bishop, Elitzur Ra.3.0 
 8. Johnson, Hapoel K.3.0 
 9. Segev, Kiryat Tivon2.5 
 10. Gonzalez, Hod H.2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Ryan BACON
  Elitzur Ramla
  (200-F-88)
  Avg: 3
 1. Bacon, Elitzur Ram.3.0 
 2. Younger, Ironi K-A3.0 
 3. Daniel, Ironi K-A3.0 
 4. Clemente, Kiryat T.2.5 
 5. Kelly, Hapoel T-A2.5 
 6. Rosefelt, Lev H.2.0 
 7. Johnson, Hod H.2.0 
 8. Thondique, Hapoel2.0 
 9. Ben-Zvi, Hapoel Y.1.5 
 10. Jackson, Hapoel1.5 


Premier League Round 1 results and stats - by Eurobasket News
The Regular Season in Premier League just started. The best stats of 1st round was 24 points, 8 rebounds, 8 assists and 7 steals by Raviv Limonad of Ironi Ashkelon.

Hapoel Holon - Maccabi Rishon 87-83

The hosts trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 51-45 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Hapoel Holon dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Maccabi Rishon's 34. 28 personal fouls committed by Maccabi Rishon helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The game was dominated by American players. Guard Ron Lewis (193-84, college: Ohio St.) fired 25 points (made all of his ten free throws !!!) for the winners. Power forward Bryant Dunston (202-86) chipped in a double-double by scoring 12 points and 13 rebounds. Forward Brandon Bowman (204-84, college: Georgetown) produced 30 points and 6 rebounds (perfect behind the arc making all five shots) and swingman Joe Crawford (196-86, college: Kentucky, agency: Priority Sports) added 28 points respectively for lost side. Maccabi Rishon's coach Effi Birnbaum rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Maccabi Rishon: B.Bowman 30+6reb+1ast, J.Crawford 28+3reb+2ast, N.Hanochi 7+2reb+2ast, A.Uter 6+5reb, D.Kitchen 5+7reb+1ast, A.Ben David 3+2reb
Hapoel Holon: R.Lewis 25+3reb, P.Sullivan 14+5reb+1ast, B.Dunston 12+13reb+1ast, M.Roth 9+2reb, O.Shaashoua 8+2reb+2ast, T.Mitchell 8+3reb+2ast
gschID: 137249


Maccabi Haifa - B.C. Habikaa 80-81 OT

The guests trailed by 10 points after three quarters before their 17-7 charge, which allowed them to tie the game at the end of regular time and get a 1-point victory in overtime. B.C. Habikaa dominated on the defensive end, holding Maccabi Haifa to just 7 points in fourth quarter. They made 20-of-24 free shots (83.3 percent) during the game. B.C. Habikaa forced 22 Maccabi Haifa turnovers and had a 16-4 advantage in offensive rebounds. Maccabi Haifa was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. American guard Paul Delaney (188-86, college: UAB, agency: Lanshire Group) fired 24 points and 6 rebounds for the winners (made all of his eleven free throws !!!). His fellow American import power forward Rashaun Freeman (206-84, college: Massachusetts) chipped in a double-double by scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds. American forward Carlos Powell (199-83, college: S.Carolina) produced 21 points and 9 rebounds and naturalized American swingman Sylven Landesberg (198-90, college: Virginia) added 21 points and 6 rebounds respectively for lost side.
Top scorers:
Maccabi Haifa: C.Powell 21+9reb+1ast, S.Landesberg 21+6reb+2ast, T.Wilkerson 12+6reb, S.Williams 11+5reb+1ast, A.Ben-Chimol 7+3reb+3ast, J.Wise 6+4reb
B.C. Habikaa: P.Delaney 24+6reb+3ast, R.Freeman 16+12reb+1ast, D.Pinnock 12+2reb+3ast, E.Skverer 10+2reb, D.Dowell 8+8reb, N.Cohen 5+6reb+1ast
gschID: 137250


Hapoel J-M - Bnei Hasharon 99-96 OT

Hapoel J-M needed 99:96 overtime win in one of the best games of the first round over Bnei Hasharon. Strawberry stepped up with 23 points and Jackson as well as Kadir netted 17 each. Carter responded with 24 points in the losing effort.

Top scorers:
Bnei Hasharon: T.Carter 24+2reb, K.Lawson 22+9reb, D.James 18+8reb, L.Dunn 15+9reb, G.Lavie 15+4reb+2ast, J.Mintz 2+4reb
Hapoel J-M: D.Strawberry 23+6reb+3ast, L.Jackson 17+2reb+1ast, E.Kadir 17+8reb+1ast, J.Thomas 15+8reb+1ast, Y.Naimy 14+6reb+1ast, J.Varnado 8+4reb+1ast


gschID: 137251


Maccabi Ashdod - Ironi Ashkelon 79-89

The guests trailed by 11 points after first quarter, but they rallied back winning next two quarters and won the game by 10 points. Ironi Ashkelon dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Maccabi Ashdod's 38. The former international guard Raviv Limonad (192-84) fired 24 points, 8 rebounds, 8 assists and 7 steals (on 11-of-12 shooting from the field) for the winners. American power forward J.Raymar Morgan (202-88, college: Michigan St.) chipped in 21 points and 9 rebounds. Four Ironi Ashkelon players scored in double figures. Ironi Ashkelon's coach Erik Alfassi used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American guard Ramel Bradley (188-85, agency: Avi Zilberman) produced 31 points and 5 rebounds (made all of his eleven free throws !!!) and the other American import forward Alex Tyus (203-88, college: Florida) added 11 points, 10 rebounds and 4 blocks respectively for lost side.
Top scorers:
Maccabi Ashdod: R.Bradley 31+5reb+1ast, J.Carter 16+4reb, A.Tyus 11+10reb, M.Tapiro 7+5reb+3ast, C.Brackins 7+6reb+1ast, A.Shoutvin 5+2reb
Ironi Ashkelon: R.Limonad 24+8reb+8ast, J.Morgan 21+9reb+2ast, T.Skinn 14+1reb+1ast, M.Killingsworth 12+5reb, D.Mitchell 8+7reb+3ast, N.Berkowitz 6+3reb+2ast
gschID: 137247


Galil Gilboa - Maccabi T-A 60-95

The game was mostly controlled by Maccabi T-A. Galil Gilboa was better in fourth quarter 23-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Maccabi T-A dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Galil Gilboa's 34. They outrebounded Galil Gilboa 33-20 including a 27-14 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a great shooting night for Maccabi T-A especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 55.6 percentage. The former international forward David Bluthenthal (201-80, college: USC) fired 21 points for the winners. American swingman Devin Smith (196-81, college: Virginia) chipped in 17 points and 5 rebounds. International center Ido Kozikaro (203-78) produced 17 points and American Courtney Fells (198-86, college: N.Carolina St., agency: Strategic Sports) added 13 points 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.
Top scorers:
Galil Gilboa: I.Kozikaro 17+4reb, C.Fells 13+3reb+1ast, J.Martin 8+7reb, J.Jones 7+3reb+1ast, N.Tishman 7+1reb+1ast, C.Allen 4+2reb
Maccabi T-A: D.Bluthenthal 21+2reb+2ast, D.Smith 17+5reb, L.Eliyahu 14+5reb+2ast, S.James 9+3reb, Y.Ohayon 9+5reb+3ast, G.Pnini 8+1reb
gschID: 137248




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  ITALY   


Montepaschi wins in Kazan, 71-79 - by Eurobasket News
Unics - Montepaschi 71-79

Montepaschi did a great job in Kazan tonight. The Italian powerhouse handed 71-79 loss to their host Unics in the first round of the Euroleague regular season. Both teams are place to Group D, together with Regal Barca, Union Olimpija, Asseco Prokom and Galatasaray. Bo McCalebb (183-PG-85, college: New Orleans) stepped up for the guests with 17 points (valuation 22). Rimantas Kaukenas (193-G-77, college: Seton Hall) had 14 points and 5 rebs, and David Andersen (212-C-80) nailed 13 pts and 5 boards. In the loosing squad, Henry Domercant (192-G-80, college: E.Illinois) exploded with 30 points and 7 rebs. He was the MVP of this meeting with valuation 35. Nathan Jawai (207-C-86, college: Midland CC) collected 11 pts and 9 boards, and Terrell Lyday (190-G-79, college: BYU) was their third scorer with 9 pts. Montepaschi shined after the breather and it was enough for the victory. Quarters: 24-20, 20-23, 11-21, 16-15. Montepachi will play against Union Olimpija in the next round. Unics goes to Istanbul to meet Galatasaray.

Unics: Henry Domercant 30+7 boards, Nathan Jawai 11+9 boards, Terrell Lyday 9
Montepaschi: Bo McCalebb 17, Rimantas Kaukenas 14+5 boards, David Andersen 13+5 boards


Avellino sign Ron Slay - by Edoardo Tamalio
S.S. Felice Scandone Avellino Sidigas announces that it has signed a contract with the Ronald Slay (203-F-81, agency: David Lee services, college: Tennessee). Power forward, born in 1981, a native of Memphis, Tennessee.
He played the last 5 seasons in Italy, including Montegranaro, Pesaro, Caserta and Varese, always leaving good memories, as well as technical performance of the first level. In Varese last season, in 24 minute average scored over 13 points and 6 rebounds per game.
He started the season in Levski Sofia, in the Bulgarian top division. 'Ron is an experienced player, who knows our league. - Comments Antonello Nevola - Its technical characteristics are suited to our game system. Ron was happy to be the first time in Avellino. We hope, in time, to obtain a visa so that I can already play Saturday against Benetton Treviso. '


Standings - B1
Nazionale Standings
Div.North-East
 1. Trieste 4-1 
 2. Trento 3-2 
 3. Perugia 3-2 
 4. Comsum.it SI 2-3 
 5. Firenze 1-4 
 6. Santarcangelo 1-4 
Div.North-West
 1. Omegna 5-0 
 2. Casalpusterlengo 4-1 
 3. Torino 4-1 
 4. Treviglio 3-2 
 5. Pavia 2-3 
 6. Castelletto 2-3 
Div.South-East
 1. Bari 3-2 
 2. Recanati 3-2 
 3. Chieti 2-3 
 4. San Severo 2-3 
 5. Fabriano 0-5 
 6. Ruvo 0-5 
Div.South-West
 1. Napoli 5-0 
 2. Ferentino 4-1 
 3. Orlandina 4-1 
 4. Anagni 2-3 
 5. Latina Basket 2-3 
 6. Matera 0-5 


stats leader
Points Per Game
 Marco EVANGELISTI
  Recanati
  (198-G-84)
  Avg: 18.6
 1. Evangelisti, Recan.18.6 
 2. Musso, Napoli18.0 
 3. Fabi, Treviglio16.8 
 4. Benevelli, Orlandi.16.8 
 5. Mei, Comsum.it SI16.8 
 6. Tagliabue, Ruvo16.0 
 7. Portannese, Torino16.0 
 8. Carra, Trieste15.8 
 9. Prandin, Casalp.15.6 
 10. Cantagalli, Matera15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Emanuele ROSSI
  Chieti
  (208-C-82)
  Avg: 12
 1. Rossi, Chieti12.0 
 2. Iannilli, Napoli10.8 
 3. Benevelli, Orlandi.10.6 
 4. Crow, Orlandina8.8 
 5. Tessitori, Comsum..8.4 
 6. Ferraro, Trieste7.8 
 7. Micevic, Latina B.7.8 
 8. Pazzi, Trento7.8 
 9. Cotani, Castelletto7.6 
 10. Gandini, Trieste7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Matteo BERTOLAZZI
  Omegna
  (181-G-79)
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Bertolazzi, Omegna5.4 
 2. Stanic, Fabriano5.2 
 3. Malamov, Anagni4.8 
 4. Conte, Trento4.0 
 5. Rivali, Santarcang.4.0 
 6. Caroldi, Perugia3.8 
 7. Musso, Napoli3.8 
 8. Zanelli, Orlandina3.6 
 9. Venuto, Casalp.3.4 
 10. Rajola, Chieti3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Francesco GUARINO
  Ferentino
  (182-G-79)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Guarino, Ferentino4.8 
 2. Malamov, Anagni4.0 
 3. Iardella, Fabriano3.8 
 4. Bertolazzi, Omegna3.6 
 5. Musso, Napoli3.5 
 6. Cazzaniga, Pavia3.3 
 7. Feliciangeli, Chie.3.3 
 8. Raspino, Omegna3.2 
 9. Rossi, Chieti3.0 
 10. Tessitori, Comsum.3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrea CAPITANELLI
  Firenze
  (203-C-86)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Capitanelli, Firen.1.6 
 2. Ancellotti, Santar.1.4 
 3. Bozzetto, Pavia1.3 
 4. Raminelli, Castell.1.2 
 5. Cotani, Castelletto1.2 
 6. Deguara, Bari1.0 
 7. Trapella, Fabriano1.0 
 8. Biligha, Casalp.1.0 
 9. D''Arrigo, Fabriano1.0 
 10. Cazzaniga, Pavia1.0 


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  JAPAN   


Japanese U16 National Team 2011 - by Greg
Starting five
#s#
Kishin Kakiuchi
Kakiuchi
Fumiya Morikawa
Morikawa
Yoshitomo Chikui
Chikui
Tomoyuki Yanagawa
Yanagawa
Kenta Yamamoto
Yamamoto
#e#5
4 Daiki Kaneko 170-G-95
5 Keita Shinkawa 183-F-95
6 Kishin Kakiuchi 170-G-95
7 Yasunori Aoki 180-G-95
8 Fumiya Morikawa 183-F-95
9 Taisei Shirato 181-G-95
10 Yoshitomo Chikui 185-F-95
11 Koki Miyamoto 190-F/C-95
12 Yudai Baba 190-F-95
13 Tomoyuki Yanagawa 192-F/C-95
14 Yusei Sugiura 194-C-95
15 Kenta Yamamoto 194-C-95

Hideki Togashi Head Coach


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  KOSOVO   


Trepca wants to continue with wins - by Dren Shporta
In the second round of BKT Superliga, Trepca, plans to win against Kolegji Univers to confirm their great game and to verify that the big win of the first round against Bashkimi was not a surprise.

The game will be played tonight at Minatori Hall in Mitrovica starting at 18:00 hrs. The greens, leaded by Jaleel Nelson (196-G-87, college: Chowan Univ.) and Drilon Hajrizi, who shined in a last match against Bashkimi, have showed that this season they could make problems to any team and that Trepca is a serious candidate for the championship.

In the other direction, Kolegji Univers didnt play the first game of the season because Bambi finances are so bad, that they decided not to take part in this season. So, Edis Kuraja and friends will have a hard opponent in their first real match traveling to Mitrovica.

The other two matches of BKT Superliga will be played tomorrow at 19:00 hrs.: Bashkimi vs. Peja and Drita vs. Sigal Prishtina. The game between Bambi and Kosova V. will not be played, because of the situation at Bambi explained above .




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  LATVIA   


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


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Courtney SIMS
  VEF Riga
  (211-C-83)
  Avg: 37
 1. Sims, VEF Riga37.0 
 2. Perry, VEF Riga27.0 
 3. Kalve, Valmiera20.3 
 4. Krumins, Jelgava20.0 
 5. Krumins, Jelgava20.0 
 6. Bertans, VEF Riga19.0 
 7. Lucas, Valmiera17.3 
 8. Mayo, Liepaja16.3 
 9. Mediss, Turiba16.0 
 10. Dukulis, Liepaja16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Courtney SIMS
  VEF Riga
  (211-C-83)
  Avg: 12.5
 1. Sims, VEF Riga12.5 
 2. Dargais, LU9.0 
 3. Willard, Ventspils8.7 
 4. Kalve, Valmiera8.3 
 5. Andriukaitis, Liep.8.0 
 6. Berzins, VEF Riga8.0 
 7. Osins, LU7.5 
 8. Krumins, Jelgava7.5 
 9. Dukulis, Liepaja7.0 
 10. Berzins, Ventspils7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Josh MAYO
  Liepaja
  (182-G-87)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Mayo, Liepaja5.3 
 2. Millage, VEF Riga4.0 
 3. Strelnieks, Ventsp.4.0 
 4. Perry, VEF Riga4.0 
 5. Valters, VEF Riga3.5 
 6. Lejasmeiers, Vents.3.5 
 7. Young, Ventspils3.3 
 8. Lucas, Valmiera3.0 
 9. Bertans, VEF Riga3.0 
 10. Jahovics, VEF Ri.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Jevgenijs KOSUSKINS
  Jurmala
  (200-F-77)
  Avg: 4
 1. Kosuskins, Jurmala4.0 
 2. Janicenoks, VEF R.4.0 
 3. Peiners, LU3.5 
 4. Millage, VEF Riga3.0 
 5. Krumins, Jelgava2.5 
 6. Liepa, Jurmala2.0 
 7. Davis, Valmiera2.0 
 8. Pinete, Jurmala2.0 
 9. Steinbergs, Turiba1.5 
 10. Vitols, LU1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Edmunds DUKULIS
  Liepaja
  (204-C-92)
  Avg: 2
 1. Dukulis, Liepaja2.0 
 2. Justovics, Jelgava1.0 
 3. Rozitis, Valmiera1.0 
 4. Bertans, VEF Riga1.0 
 5. Willard, Ventspils0.7 
 6. Butjankovs, Valmi.0.7 
 7. Dilevka, Turiba0.5 
 8. Krumins, Jelgava0.5 
 9. Senkans, Jelgava0.5 
 10. Kavaliauskas, VEF0.5 


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  LEBANON   


Standings - Division A
Div.A Standings
 1. Al Riyadi 0-0 
 2. Anibal 0-0 
 3. Antranik 0-0 
 4. Byblos 0-0 
 5. Chabab 0-0 
 6. Champville 0-0 
 7. Hoops 0-0 
 8. Moutahed 0-0 
 9. Sagesse 0-0 
 10. Bejjeh 0-0 


Lebanese U16 National Team 2011 - by Greg
4 Albert Zeinoun 176-G-95
5 Amr Kabalan 178-G-95
6 Ezzat El Kaissi 184-G-95
7 Yaacoub Al Agha 206-C-95
8 Elie Assaf 186-G-95
9 Bashar Mahmoud 192-F-96
10 Youssef Wehbe 186-G-95
11 Jimmy Salem 190-G-95 Al Riyadi Lebanon
12 Farid Abou Jaoude 190-F-95
13 Marc Kourjian 187-G-95
14 George Yves Daaboul 178-G-95
15 Gerard Hadidian 197-F-95

Joe Moujaes Head Coach Byblos Lebanon


U16 Asia Championship: South Korea breeze past Lebanon in Nha Trang City - by Eurobasket News
South Korea U16 - Lebanon U16 91:65

South Korea earned the second win in a row at the start of the U16 Asia Championship. They fired past Lebanon to improve at 2-0 record on top of Group B. Heo Hoon (181-G-95) scored 23 points to lead the winners. Lebanon suffered the first defeat at the tournament.
South Korea showed their ambitions early in the game. They outgunned Lebanon 34:10 in the opening ten minutes. South Korea stayed in charge throughout the second term. They registered a comfortable 53:23 halftime lead. The Korean team did not slow down after the big break. They boosted the gap to as many as 37 points at the final intermission. Lebanon did not surrender easily as they picked up the tempo in the fourth frame. They trimmed the deficit but obviously had little chance to save the game at the end. Park Intae (203-C-95) provided 16 points, while Yun Yeongbin (195-F/C-95) contributed 15 points for the winners. Gerard Hadidian (197-F-95) answered with 22 points for Lebanon. Jimmy Salem (190-G-95) finished with 15 points in the loss.

South Korea U16: Heo Hoon 23, Park Intae 16, Yun Yeongbin 15
Lebanon U16: Gerard Hadidian 22, Jimmy Salem 15


Chabab - Zahle lands Abiad - by Eurobasket Center
Chabab - Zahle strengthened their roster with addition of 32-year old naturalized Australian swingman Belal Abiad (192-G/F-80kg-79). Abiad played most recently at Hornsby Spiders (Australia). He is a very experienced player.

By Eurobasket Data Center


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  LUXEMBOURG   


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 


Scoring Leaders - DBBL
Points Per Game
 Martin RAJNIAK
  Basket E.
  (204-F-78)
  Avg: 27.3
 1. Rajniak, Basket E.27.3 
 2. Schumacher, T7126.8 
 3. Ulmer, Soleuvre26.5 
 4. Kennedy, Residence26.5 
 5. Raji, Etzella24.0 
 6. Arre, BBC Nitia23.8 
 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. Ulmer, Soleuvre10.3 
 6. Bassirou, Musel Pi.10.0 
 7. Svitek, Basket Es.10.0 
 8. Kennedy, Residence9.8 
 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. Koster, Residence3.3 
 5. Birenbaum, Amicale3.3 
 6. Reimold, Basket E.3.3 
 7. Ruffato, T713.0 
 8. Delgado, Etzella2.8 
 9. Carvalho, Heffingen2.8 
 10. Di Bartolome., BB.2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Marcus KENNEDY
  Residence
  (193-F-84)
  Avg: 3
 1. Kennedy, Residence3.0 
 2. Arre, BBC Nitia2.8 
 3. Ulmer, Soleuvre2.5 
 4. Jones, Amicale2.3 
 5. Carvalho, Heffingen2.3 
 6. Birenbaum, Amicale2.0 
 7. Smith, Sparta2.0 
 8. Stephens, T712.0 
 9. Reimold, Basket E.1.8 
 10. Hublart, Sparta1.5 
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 


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  MALAYSIA   


U16 Asia Championship: India dominate Malaysia to post first win in Nha Trang City - by Eurobasket News
India U16 - Malaysia U16 93:40

India U16 registered the first win at the Asian Championship in Vietnam. They toppled Malasia in Group A tonight. Karthickeyan Saminathan (188-G-95) delivered 18 points to pace the winners. Malaysia suffered the second straight defeat at the tournament.
It was all over for Malaysia after the starting frame. They went scoreless in the opening ten minutes to face a 17-point deficit. India mounted the pressure and cleared off to a 34:8 distance at the interval. More to come in the third frame. India stayed calm and executed well on the way to a 64:23 lead at the final break. India never looked back afterwards marching to the initial win at the end. Ajay Pratap Singh (193-F-95) knocked down 17 points in the winning case. Zhi Hao Tan answered with 11 points for Malaysia. Eng Hong Keng had 7 points in the loss.

India U16: Karthickeyan Saminathan 18, Ajay Pratap Singh 17, Loveneet Singh (178-G-95) 16
Malaysia U16: Zhi Hao Tan 11, Eng Hong Keng 7


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  MONTENEGRO   


SKS Polpharma released Koljevic - by Darko Pekic
After only 3 games played in regular season, SKS Polpharma from Poland decided to release Montenegrin point guard and former National Team member, Ivan Koljevic (185-G-84, agency: BeoExcell). Although they won the Supercup and Koljevic was voted MVP (21 points, 5 assists and 5 rebounds), he didn't impress Polpharma's staff. Actually, after the great performance against Asseco Prokom Gdynia in the Supercup, his team lost 3 games in a raw and the club management decided to change something. The first cut was Koljevic..

Ivan Koljevic was considered one of the best talents in Serbia and Montenegro but unfortunately he has never reached his full potential. He played also in Spain, Russia, Ukraine, Turkey and Greece.


Boris Bakis gets another chance in Adriatic League - by Darko Pekic
The member of Montenegro National Team and former guard of Crvena Zvezda, Boris Bakic (194-G-86, agency: Beo Basket) joined Radnicki Kragujevac. Bakic missed a big part of the last season due to an injury but when he returned his stats were not bad at all: 8.8 points, 1,7 rebounds, 1.0 assist, 1,0 steals per game in Adriatic League. He did even better in Serbian league averaging 14,1 points, 3.4 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 1,9 steals per game.

Bakic started his career in Buducnost Podgorica and was considered one of the biggest talents in ex Yugoslavia. He played for Partizan Belgrade three seasons and four seasons for Crvena Zvezda. Last summer Bakic and his National Team teammates had a bad experience in Lithuania (European Championship). They finished last in the group and disappointed the fans in Montenegro. Now he is looking for a new start under the lead of experienced coach Miroslav Nikolic .


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NBA talks pause after 16-hour marathon meeting - by Eurobasket News
With a federal mediator prodding them along, and the stakes increasing by the day, negotiators for the N.B.A. and its players union returned to the bargaining table for a marathon session that began early Tuesday and bled into Wednesday morning.

The meeting in Midtown Manhattan lasted 16 hours, ending just after 2 a.m. The parties left without speaking to reporters, at the behest of the mediator, George Cohen. They are scheduled to resume talks at 10 a.m., giving everyone precious little time to rest.

The mediator has asked both sides to refrain from commenting, said Mike Bass, an N.B.A. spokesman. Both sides have agreed to abide by his wishes.

There was no outward hint of progress -- other than the length of the meeting and the agreement to continue the talks.

The N.B.A.s labor-relations committee had been scheduled to meet on its own Wednesday morning, in preparation for a full owners meeting in the evening. Instead, the 12 committee members will again gather with union officials and Cohen in an attempt to break a stalemate that has already wiped out two weeks of the regular season.

The owners meetings are scheduled to continue on Thursday, but they could be postponed if progress is being made at the bargaining table.

If the duration of Tuesdays meeting inspired some hope for fans, it also came with a large caution flag: the parties have had several lengthy bargaining sessions in the past six weeks, all of which ended without an agreement. This is the first time, however, that the talks have been steered by an outside party.

The lockout is now into its 111th day, the second longest labor crisis in N.B.A. history. The first two weeks of the season 100 games scheduled between Nov. 1-14 -- were canceled last week, after the last round of talks between owners and players broke down. They appeared to be headed for a long standoff.

Cohen, who last spring attempted to resolve the N.F.L. lockout to little effect -- brought the parties together again, in hopes of creating the foundation for a labor deal that has eluded them for two years.

Cohen arrived with impeccable credentials and the imprimatur of the federal government, but with no authority to compel an agreement. He was armed only with the powers of persuasion, and the ability to offer each party some cover to make a compromise.

But there had been no shortage of meetings, proposals, ideas and suggestions. By the time mediation began, N.B.A. and union leaders had logged 60-plus hours at the bargaining table over a six-week span. Yet they remained hundreds of millions apart, with an ever-widening rhetorical gulf.

Commissioner David Stern last week ominously hinted that the leagues Christmas games could be canceled if an agreement was not reached soon. Stern has been on a virtual media tour for the last several days, hammering the N.B.A.s talking points in a furious effort to win the publics support.

Its time to make the deal, Stern said in an interview with WFAN last Thursday, referring to the mediation session. If we dont make it on Tuesday, my gut this is not in my official capacity of canceling games but my gut is that we wont be playing on Christmas Day.

Stern then implied that the entire season might be at risk.

Derek Fisher (6'1''-PG-74, agency: Priority Sports, college: UALR), the union president, fired back the next day, saying, My gut tells me that theres no way Commissioner Stern and the N.B.A. would damage their business by making us miss a whole season.

Perhaps not, but more games will be canceled soon in the absence of a deal.

Talks have been stalled on two primary issues: the division of revenue between owners and players and the structure of the leagues salary-cap system. Owners want to reduce the players share of revenues to as low as 47 percent, from the current 57 percent. The players have offered to reduce their share to 53 percent. The owners have dropped their demand for a hard salary cap but they remain determined to place severe new restrictions on the soft-cap system, which the players oppose.

Both sides brought their full negotiating committees on Tuesday. Twelve owners, all members of the N.B.A.s labor-relations committee, joined Stern and the deputy commissioner Adam Silver. Eight players from the unions executive board joined Fisher and Billy Hunter, the unions executive director.

As the lockout dragged on, the N.B.A. approved the sale of the Philadelphia 76ers to a group led by Joshua Harris, a New York billionaire. The club sold for $280 million, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer, considerably less than its $350 million value, as estimated by Forbes magazine

Courtesy of www.nytimes.com


Sources: NBA stars plan exhibition tour - by Eurobasket News
While NBA commissioner David Stern and players' union executive Billy Hunter meet with a federal mediator in hopes of saving the NBA season, the league's top players are finalizing plans for a two-week exhibition tour during what would have been the first two weeks of the regular season, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.

While the final details are still being worked out, more than a dozen of the league's best players are working to join forces on what would be a two-week, six-game, three-continent blockbuster tour, sources said.

In a trip that could resemble Team USA's takeover of the world stage at the 2008 Beijing Games, Kobe Bryant (6'6''-G-78), LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Derrick Rose, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Amare Stoudemire, Chris Bosh, Rajon Rondo, Blake Griffin, Russell Westbrook, Carlos Boozer, Paul Pierce and Kevin Love are among the players expected to participate. Kevin Durant and Kevin Garnett, among a few others, are also contemplating joining the tour.

Atlanta business mogul Calvin Darden has been putting the tour together with the players' agents for nearly three months. He has already obtained signed contracts from Bryant, Wade, Bosh, Griffin, Rondo and Pierce. Sources say he's hoping to complete the rest of the agreements, along with insurance requirements, over the next few days.

Even so, sources warned that the tour has not yet been finalized and there's still a chance it could unravel.

The tour, scheduled to begin Oct. 30 and end Nov. 9, will make stops in Puerto Rico, London, Macau, and Australia. Each game will be staged in an arena that holds at least 15,000 fans. Two games each will be played at sites in London and Australia.

Darden is hoping to broadcast the games in as many international markets as possible and perhaps in the United States as well.

The players will be paid, receiving salaries ranging from six figures up to $1 million, sources said. Some of the money generated by the tour will be donated to charity.

The tour would be the biggest lockout event NBA players have ever staged. While locked out in 1998, several stars played an exhibition game in Atlantic City. Current players have staged several charity games over the past month, most notably the 'The South Florida All-Star Classic' featuring James and Wade, played in Miami last Saturday.

Beyond the salaries the players will receive and the overseas venues, this tour is different in that the rosters will be comprised completely of All-Star caliber players.

One of the few superstars who is not expected to participate is Dwight Howard, who turned down a chance to play in order to rest from a taxing overseas trip he recently took that included visits to 15 countries.

Darden, the former senior vice president of U.S. operations for UPS, sits on the boards of Target, Coca-Cola and Cardinal Health. He is also the chairman of his own real estate development company, The Darden Development Group. In 2002, Fortune magazine named Darden the eighth-highest ranking Black executive in America.

While Darden's business record is impressive, his family has endured controversy. His son, Cal Darden Jr., recently spent nearly four years in prison after pleading guilty to five counts of grand larceny and scheme to defraud.

The 36-year-old Darden Jr., once a high-rolling stockbroker on Wall Street, was convicted of defrauding 11 victims of roughly $7 million. In addition to stealing money from securities firms, he was convicted of bilking $300,000 from former NBA star Latrell Sprewell and $950,000 from rap star Nelly.

Though Darden Jr. will have no more than a minor role in the tour, several sources said Darden Sr. has been very open with the involved parties about his son's legal issues and that they do not foresee them causing a problem. Darden Jr.'s main role has been putting together the charitable component of the tour.

Courtesy of ESPN


NBA talks resume after 16-hour session - by Eurobasket News
NBA owners postponed their planning committee meeting Wednesday afternoon so they could continue a second straight day of talks with players.

The sides resumed negotiations aimed at ending the lockout about 10 a.m., eight hours after they broke for the night following a 16-hour marathon with a federal mediator.

No bargaining had been expected Wednesday or Thursday because the owners had board meetings scheduled. But the labor relations committee instead returned for further discussions with the players association executive committee.

The owners planning committee was scheduled to discuss revenue sharing with all the owners, but NBA spokesman Mike Bass said that meeting was pushed back to the evening to allow more time for negotiations.

Commissioner David Stern has said owners will have an expanded revenue sharing package among teams once the collective bargaining agreement with the players has been completed.

Stern had wanted to bring a deal to his owners this week, otherwise he warned more games might be canceled. Already the first two weeks of the season exactly 100 games - have been lost.

The sides have been divided mostly by two issues, the division of revenues and the structure of the salary cap system.

Players believe owners attempts to make the luxury tax more punitive and limit the use of spending exceptions will effectively create a hard salary cap, which they say they will refuse to accept. Also, each side has formally proposed receiving 53 percent of basketball-related income after players were guaranteed 57 percent under the previous collective bargaining agreement.

With the sides unable to make any real headway in recent weeks on those two divisive issues, they welcomed the presence of mediator George Cohen, who also spent 16 days trying to resolve the NFLs labor dispute in February and March.

Their first day with him produced a bargaining session that was more than twice as long as any previous one since owners locked out players when the old collective bargaining agreement expired June 30.

Neither side commented on Tuesdays talks at Cohens request.

Although the fact that talks didnt break off was good news, one person with knowledge of the process said not to presume there was any serious progress. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because of Cohens request.

Without a deal this week, Stern might have to decide when a next round of cancellations would be necessary. The season was supposed to begin Nov. 1, but all games through Nov. 14 have been scrapped, costing players about $170 million in salaries.

Courtesy of Yahoo


Blake Griffin hurt, pulls out of Sunday's charity game - by Eurobasket News
Former Oklahoma standout Blake Griffin (6'10''-F-89, college: Oklahoma) has pulled out of Sundays exhibition game featuring Kevin Durant, LeBron James and other NBA stars because of a foot injury.

Griffin suffered a cut foot while swimming in the ocean in California. The injury, which was first reported by ESPN.com, required stitches and will prevent Griffin from competing.

According to Desmond Mason, the former Thunder forward who is helping to organize the game, doctors have prohibited Griffin from traveling to Oklahoma to even serve as a coach because of concern hell sustain a setback while away.

We wanted him to be here obviously because of the Oklahoma connection with him being from here and going to OU and now being a successful NBA player, Mason said. But we understand the injury, and you really cant do anything about that. He needs to play his season.

Mason said event organizers have held only preliminary talks about refund options but added it would be a mistake for anyone to not attend solely because of Griffins injury.

The odds of Oklahoma getting an All-Star game anytime soon are very slim, Mason said. There wont be a game like this in Oklahoma with this many All-Stars and this quality of players anytime soon.

In addition to Durant and James, New Orleans guard Chris Paul, New York forwards Carmelo Anthony and Amare Stoudemire, Memphis forward Rudy Gay and Washington guard John Wall also will participate. Former Thunder forwards Jeff Green and Damien Wilkins, as well as current Thunder players Russell Westbrook, James Harden, Kendrick Perkins, Eric Maynor and Daequan Cook are expected to be in attendance, too.

Portlands LaMarcus Aldridge, Minnesotas Michael Beasley, Houstons Jonny Flynn and free agent guard Jamal Crawford, who most recently played with Atlanta, also were added to the roster Wednesday morning. Additional players are expected to be announced in the coming days.

Were going to be fine regardless, Mason said. We have 20 guys that we consider to be in the top 50 players of the NBA. So were not too concerned about the popularity or success of this game.

Griffin, though, was a headliner along with Durant. The two were scheduled to compete against each other in a Team Durant versus Team Griffin showdown that was billed as The Battle for Mr. Oklahoma. Griffins local ties are enhanced by his success. He won Rookie of the Year last season, was named an All-Star and took home the Slam Dunk crown at All-Star Weekend. In his first year on the court, Griffin averaged 22.5 points, 12.1 rebounds and 3.8 assists while playing in all 82 games.

Were disappointed that hes not going to make it, and I know hes disappointed that hes not going to be able to make it, Mason said. But thats one All-Star out of 10He was a big part of what we were doing, but this game is Kevins game. All of his people are working on this game, and everybody is doing this game on his behalf. So really, for this game, the focus and the light is on Kevin. And Blake was a big, big, big extra.

Mason said the game has now sold just shy of 12,000 tickets after going on sale Monday at noon. Capacity for the event, which will be held at 6 p.m. inside the Cox Convention Center, will be 13,400.

Although the NBA is not involved in the event due to the leagues lockout, Mason said NBA officials will undoubtedly be paying attention. A successful event, Mason said, could be the prelude to Oklahoma City someday hosting an All-Star game.

The Hornets set the stage for the Thunder. Nobody can deny that, Mason said. This will set the stage for Oklahoma City as a potential All-Star location based on how these guys are treated, what the reaction is, how the game goes and the entire logistics.

So its a big opportunity, not just for the players and the fans here, but its also a big opportunity for the state of Oklahoma in general.

Courtesy of www.newsok.com


Hamed Haddadi signs in Iran - by Eurobasket News
Hamed Haddadi (7'2''-C-85) is back to Iran. The 26-year-old center penned a deal with Melli Haffari Ahvaz during the NBA lockout. It is the team from Haddadis home town. Hamed Haddadi played for the Memphis Grizzlies last three seasons. In the latest one he had 2.2 ppg and 2.1 rpg in 34 games. In 2009/10, he registered 1.7 ppg and 2.1 rpg for 36 appearances. In his rookie NBA season Haddadi played 18 games. He also spent some time with NBA D-League team Dakota Wizards. Before the NBA, Hamed Haddadi spent one year with Sada Battery. They won Asian Club Championships title. In the past, Haddadi played for Paykan and Sanam. He is active member of the Iranian NT since 2004.

76ers say goodbye to GM Ed Stefanski - by Eurobasket News
Yesterday morning, not long before the sale of the 76ers was set to be announced at the Palestra, Stefanski, the Sixers general manager, was informed that he was being relieved of his duties. The new ownership group, headed by Josh Harris, had decided to give president Rod Thorn full charge of the duties he and Stefanski had shared last season. Instead of Stefanski going to the place where he played his college ball, he was left uncertain about his future.

Stefanski had 1 year remaining on his contract, while Thorn, who was brought in in August 2010, after a dismal 27-55 season, has several years remaining on a hefty contract.

Said Stefanski, who came to the team in December 2007: This is the new ownerships day. I wish them all the best. Having met with Josh and Adam [Aron, the new CEO], the Sixers are in capable hands.

Among the more noteworthy moves Stefanski made in his four seasons were giving maximum contracts to Andre Iguodala and Elton Brand, firing fan-favorite Maurice Cheeks, hiring and firing Eddie Jordan after one season, and bringing in current coach Doug Collins. The team made the playoffs in all but one of Stefanskis four seasons.

Courtesy of www.insidehoops.com


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Robertson looks forward to shot with Miracles - by Eurobasket News
Matt Robertson doesn't want anyone thinking he's on the Moncton Miracles simply because of his birth certificate.

'Absolutely, there's no question about that,' said the 23-year-old Moncton native. 'I definitely want to put that to rest. It's something that some people have said and I want to prove that wrong. For sure, that's a really big motivation for me.

'I'm not looking for anyone to give me anything. I want to prove myself and earn my spot on the team. I want to show that I can play at this level.'

The National Basketball League of Canada club opened training camp last night at Mathieu Martin High School. There are 17 players battling for a spot on Moncton's 12-man roster as the franchise prepares for its inaugural season.

Each team in the league must have at least two Canadians on the roster. The Miracles have four Canadians in camp with Robertson, Akeem Sween (Humber College in Ontario), Isaac Kuon (University of Windsor in Ontario) and Kevin Loiselle (University of Maine at Fort Kent).

Robertson, a former member of the MacNaughton High Highlanders, is coming off a five-year career in the Canadian small college basketball ranks. He played four seasons with the St. Thomas Tommies and one campaign for the Crandall University Chargers.

At 6-foot-7 and 205 pounds, he plays small forward and power forward. He was passed over in the 2011 NBL Canada draft, signed as a free agent for a tryout with Moncton and has been busy the past few months getting ready for camp.

'I've been doing a lot of strength training, a lot of basketball specific weight training and I've been running with the Crandall University basketball team over the past month and a half,' he said. 'I've also been doing basketball workouts in the gym.

'I've done some of my workouts with friends, but for the most part I've been training by myself. It does take a lot of self discipline when you do most of your training by yourself, but it's really easy to get motivated when you're preparing to go to your first professional basketball camp.'

Moncton continues camp with a practice today from 6-8 a.m. at Mathieu Martin High School. It will have a couple of two-hour sessions tomorrow beginning at 6 a.m. at Mathieu Martin High School and 5:30 p.m. at the Moncton Coliseum.

The Miracles will open their two-game exhibition schedule against the Summerside Storm on Monday at 7 p.m. at the Moncton Coliseum.

The Miracles will begin the 36-game regular season on the road against the Quebec Kebs on Oct. 29. After five consecutive outings in opposition buildings, they will play their home opener against the Saint John Mill Rats on Nov. 20 at the Moncton Coliseum.

Robertson graduated from St. Thomas University with a Bachelor of Arts with a major in journalism. He did an internship as a reporter for the Times & Transcript when he was in Grade 12.

Almost all the players in Moncton's camp have a U.S. college basketball background and some have professional experience. Robertson comes from a lower level in the Canadian small college ranks.

'It's going to be really interesting to see where I stand in comparison to the other guys in camp,' he said. 'I would say that my strengths are my outside shooting and my defensive play.

'The speed of the game will be the biggest difference. My ball handling also needs to get a little better and I need to learn to be a little more physical. I'm no longer playing against slower big guys. They're quick big guys so it's going to be an adjustment in the physicality sense.

'I'm sure that being around these elite players will make me better. There's also your own innate desire to not disappoint or to not want to give a bad first impression. I'm expecting a tough camp and I'm looking forward to the challenge.'

Robertson is also excited about learning from Moncton head coach Norris Bell. Bell played 13 seasons in European professional basketball leagues and then had tremendous success coaching at the youth level in the United States.

'I had a workout with coach Bell about two and a half weeks ago and I learned more in an hour with him than I have in the last year or so,' said Robertson. 'He has a way of teaching that's really great and he brings to the table so much knowledge.

'He was teaching me dribble moves and footwork that I've never seen before. It took me a few times to get it, but then I incorporated it into my training. He's a very good communicator. He knows what he wants to teach and how to get it across.'

Robertson never thought he would see the day that Moncton has its own professional basketball team. Attending Miracles camp with a very good chance to play for them isn't a dream come true. It's way beyond anything he could've dreamed of as a kid growing up here.

'I've done a lot of minor basketball clinics over the past four weeks,' he said. 'A lot of parents were saying 'Congratulations, we've got our season tickets and we're excited. We can't wait for the season to get started.'

'If what I've been hearing is a small sample, this team is going to get a lot of support. I was hearing those type of comments before any of the players even arrived for camp. I'm sure the interest level is going to pick up now that the players are here and camp is started.'

Robertson acknowledges there really weren't any local basketball role models to look up to when he was a kid in Moncton. The city's new professional team will fill that role and give today's minor basketball kids here something to dream about.

'That's pretty fantastic,' he said. 'That's another motivation to be a good role model for the kids. Go work hard and stay out of trouble. It's really flattering and really humbling to think of kids aspiring to be like us. This is very cool.

'It's amazing to get paid to play the game. It's amazing to play in Moncton. The coolest thing is to get better every day by being around these players and being a role model in the community.''

Courtesy of http://timestranscript.canadaeast.com


Local PG signs with Rainmen - by Eurobasket News
The Halifax Rainmen have added some hometown flair in Christian Upshaw (5'10''-G-86) (T-Bear).

The Halifax native and former St. Francis Xavier X-Men star signed with the Rainmen yesterday and is expected to make his National Basketball League of Canada debut next month.

Im extremely confident he will be seeing a fair amount of floor time this season, and that within a few years he will develop into one of the top guards in our league, said Rainmen owner Andre Levingston.

Upshaw, a six-foot point guard, finished his X-Men career ninth all-time in Atlantic University Sport scoring with 1,586 points in 96 games over five seasons.

The Rainmen also signed six-foot-six sharp-shooter Justin Johnson.

Courtesy of www.metronews.ca


Mill Rats determined to be immersed in community - by Eurobasket News
The city is about to get a steady dose of Saint John Mill Rats.

Knowing his squad's home schedule will double from last year, President and General Manager Ian McCarthy is trying to step up the team's profile in the city.

'We want to be immersed in the community,' he said. 'When (head coach) Jaren (Jackson) and I moved here last August we tried to attend every event. This year we approached it more systematically. We have four players here a month and a half early booking schools. They're tutoring kids at Saint John High School in the morning with basketball and academics. Those are the things that make people ardent fans.'

Last year 2,000 season tickets were sold. He's hoping to match that number come season opener on Nov. 6, when the hometown squad takes on London Lightning. So far they're half way there and McCarthy is confident the goal will be reached. Because the schedule has doubled to 18 games, so too have the season ticket prices, ranging from the $160 to $288.

With that the organization has embarked on an advertising blitz. New team advertisements are going up on 17 bus shelters around the city. Management will unveil a new and improved website soon. They've introduced a YouTube channel called Mill Rats TV that will be updated weekly with a behind-the-scenes look at the team.

Another year, brings much more stability, insists McCarthy. He promises this season's squad will showcase exceptional depth in all areas and compete for the championship.

Last year's leading scorers Anthony Anderson and Marc Egerson are back. They'll join a batch of former premier U.S. college standouts as well as former Detroit Piston Will Blalock.

'Last year we wanted to win but we were somewhat cautious because we didn't know what our success level would be,' McCarthy said. 'Now we have more of a comfort level. We're going to cut guys that would be very good players on last year's team. But that makes training camp much more competitive. That's good for us and the fans.'

Training camp opened on Tuesday at the Rothesay Netherwood School gym and will continue today and Thursday.

Rothesay ticket holder Mike Tilley bought season tickets for his family last year and plans to do the same this time around. Thrilled with what he's seen so far, Tilley said it's a privilege to have such high quality basketball in his back yard.

'I feel compelled to support them,' said Tilley. 'I'm a basketball fan. Watching that kind of high-level athleticism was really great. I was surprised at the level of talent. I like that kids now are starting to see basketball as something they can pursue professionally.'

Saint John begins its exhibition schedule on Friday in Quebec City versus Quebec Kebs. Two days later, the Mill Rats will play Quebec at the Richard J. Currie Center in Fredericton. The team will play its first home pre-season game Thursday, Oct. 27 versus the Moncton Miracles.

Courtesy of http://telegraphjournal.canadaeast.com


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Did Bob Knight break NCAA rules to help his son at Lamar University? - by Eurobasket News
Bob Knight, a frequent critic of the NCAA, appears to have run afoul of its rules while helping his son Pat recruit two Indianapolis players to Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas.

The Star on Friday published a story about Manual High Schools Jason Smith and Northwests Donnell Minton committing to play at Lamar, where Pat Knight is in his first season as head coach.

Minton and Smith said they talked with Bob Knight for about five minutes each on the phone during recruiting. NCAA rules generally prohibit anyone other than basketball staff members from recruiting.

Regarding his conversation with Bob Knight , Minton said, He told me that he thought Id be a good fit for the program and said he hoped hed see me at Lamar.

The Beaumont Enterprise reported last week that the players attended the Lamar football game Saturday and talked by phone with Bob Knight .

NCAA spokesman Erik Christianson said he couldnt comment specifically on the Lamar situation because he didnt know the details. He added, however, Generally speaking, telephone calls to prospects can only be made by coaching staff members or those listed in the exceptions.

The exceptions include the university president and academic advisors. The purpose of the rule is to prevent recruiting from turning into a competition between schools celebrities, not to mention an attempt to limit involvement of boosters.

All schools deal with this and would love to use high profile folks such as (former NFL quarterback) Chad Pennington at Marshall, former Marshall University recruiting coordinator and current Ohio University professor Dave Ridpath said. But the rule is in place for that very reason it would be a recruiting advantage.

Jason Henderson, Lamars interim athletic director and compliance director, wrote in an email that the school is working through our internal process along with consultation with the Southland Conference and NCAA.

After The Star posted the story online Tuesday night, Pat Knight told the Beaumont Enterprise he didnt know that having his dad talk to recruits was against the rules.

It was a quick hello on the phone and that was it, Pat Knight said. We recruited the heck out of the kids. He had nothing to do with that. I mean, he just was excited we were recruiting Indiana again and wanted to say hello to them and that was it.

Pat Knight added, At least Im not paying them. The NCAA should look into guys that are paying players and not worry about guys that are doing it the right way. ... I dont care if my dad is a celebrity or not. I think its (expletive), honestly. The guy is my dad. If he wants to say hello to a recruit, he can. If we get reprimanded, fine. They need to check into guys that are outright cheating instead of nickel-dime stuff like that.

Asked if his dad would talk to recruits in the future, Pat Knight laughed, saying, Probably not now. If its a reprimand and they tell us we cant do it, Im not going to go against the rules.

If it is an NCAA violation, the consequences are unclear. The NCAA defines minor, or secondary, violations as inadvertent and not creating a competitive advantage.

Courtesy of www.indystar.com


Miami picked to win 1st ACC women's hoops title - by Eurobasket News
Times are changing in Atlantic Coast Conference women's basketball; it's out with the old and in with the new.

The favorite to win the ACC championship is Miami, the best preseason projection for the Hurricanes since they joined the league in 2004. The preseason all-league team announced Tuesday includes players from Miami, Maryland and Florida State - but not bluebloods Duke or North Carolina.

'It just shows that this is a great conference, that the sport is always evolving,' said Miami guard Shenise Johnson (5'11''-G-90), the league's preseason player of the year.

'It's about time,' she added. 'You need new faces, new teams, different colleges. You don't want the same people winning all the time, so it's actually good that we have different people around.'

The Hurricanes received 30 of a possible 40 first-place votes by the league's panel of school representatives and media members. Two-time reigning ACC tournament champion Duke was picked to finish second and received the other 10 first-place votes.

It's the first time since 1995 - and only the fourth time since the league began preseason balloting in 1991 - that a school other than Duke, North Carolina or Maryland was the preseason pick to win the league. And it represents a remarkable turnaround for a Miami senior class that finished tied for 10th in the ACC when they were both freshmen and sophomores.

'They deserve that spot,' North Carolina State coach Kellie Harper said. 'As far as preseason polls are concerned, that's probably as accurate as you can get it.'

It's certainly hard to argue with the Hurricanes' resume.

Reigning national coach of the year Katie Meier returns all five starters - and, for that matter, the entire team - after Miami went 28-5 last season and shared the ACC regular-season title with Duke before suffering a pair of surprising postseason losses. The Hurricanes were knocked out in the semifinals of the ACC tournament by North Carolina before Oklahoma eliminated them in the second round of the NCAA tournament.

'It's been a climb. It's been really arduous and it's been difficult,' Meier said. 'It's been stressful and scrappy, and everything that you think it has been. It has not been easy. It's not easy now, either. That same mentality, that same effort, that same scrappiness - if I see any of that missing, we're going to have a problem, but so far, I don't see any of that missing.'

Maryland was picked to finish third, followed by Florida State, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, N.C. State, Virginia, Boston College, Wake Forest, Clemson and Virginia Tech.

Johnson, the reigning ACC player of the year after averaging 19.6 points last season, could become the 12th three-time all-ACC first-team selection and first since 2008. She was joined on the preseason all-conference team by teammate Riquna Williams. They were joined by Maryland's Lynetta Kizer and Alyssa Thomas, and Florida State's Cierra Bravard.

'I think it kind of shows that anything is possible. I think where we are ... that's OK,' Bravard said. 'It just shows how tough and how competitive it's going to be this year.'

The preseason projections aren't only about who's returning - but who's not around anymore at the league's traditional powers.

Duke lost do-it-all-guard Jasmine Thomas, who led the Blue Devils to four straight ACC championship games and victories in the last two. The Tar Heels must replace three mainstays over the past four years - Jessica Breland, Cetera DeGraffenreid and Italee Lucas - with a handful of first-year players.

North Carolina also will be without two key players until at least mid-December - shot-blocking center Waltiea Rolle is pregnant and is due Nov. 3, and guard Tierra Ruffin-Pratt had shoulder surgery in July. Coach Sylvia Hatchell said it's possible that either or both could be redshirted.

'We have a lot of uncertainties, I guess you could say,' coach Sylvia Hatchell said, adding that 'those young kids have just got to have some time. But it's going to be fun, because ... we're going to be better than people think we're going to be, especially as we move along, get people back out there and get experience under our belts.'

Courtesy of http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com


Oklahoma's rules investigation costs $50000 - by Eurobasket News
Oklahoma has so far spent more than $50,000 on an investigation into major NCAA rules violations by the men's basketball program.

The university on Tuesday released the investigation's costs to The Associated Press in response to an open records request. Oklahoma listed payments totaling $50,057 to the legal firm of Bond, Schoeneck and King since September 2009 while looking into the program's second set of major rules violations in five years.

The firm also performed an audit of the Sooners' compliance policies last year.

Oklahoma announced in July that it was admitting to two major rules violations by former assistant coach Oronde Taliaferro. The NCAA's infractions committee has not yet decided whether to accept Oklahoma's proposed penalties, which include two additional years of probation, vacating the wins from a 13-18 season in 2009-10, taking away one scholarship and restricting recruiting.

The university did not release details of the expenses, which pale in comparison to the $800,000 Ohio State said it had spent on a consultant for its investigation and for an information technology company to search through staff emails for information related to violations by its football program.

Oklahoma's latest violations occurred while the school was on NCAA probation for major rules violations involving recruiting phone calls by former coach Kelvin Sampson in a case that ended in 2006 and major infractions involving football players being paid for work they weren't doing at a Norman car dealership in a 2007 case.

There were also major rules violations by the men's and women's gymnastics teams considered in the football case.

The university has asked that it not be punished as a 'repeat violator' even though it qualifies as having major violations again within a five-year span.

Oklahoma claims Taliaferro broke NCAA rules by failing to report that a player had received an impermissible extra benefit and by lying to Oklahoma and NCAA enforcement staff during the investigation. Taliaferro resigned early in the investigation.

Courtesy of www.usatoday.com


UConn, Syracuse tie for 1st in coaches' poll - by Eurobasket News
The basketball coaches of all 16 Big East schools were in one building, ready to talk about their teams and the prospects of a season that starts in just about three weeks.

However, this media day was different. A lot of the talk on Wednesday was about conference expansion, a significant topic since Syracuse and Pittsburgh announced they're leaving to join the Atlantic Coast Conference.

TCU was slated to join the Big East in 2012, but jumped to the Big 12 before anybody got close to the Horned Frogs.

Big East Commissioner John Marinatto had announced on Tuesday that the conference was looking to bring in schools to make up for the defections and ward off any more.

'Without the Big East, I would never had a chance to win three national championships,' said Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun, whose team was picked as co-favorites with Syracuse in the coaches' preseason poll. 'If we were to stay in the Big East, it would be a great thing and that's what I would like. But if we aren't able to, I'm sure our leadership will find a suitable location for us.'

There has been plenty of talk - some by the governor of the state - that UConn would be interested in also going to the ACC, but it has said they are set with 14 members right now.

'I worry about UConn basketball in the future. In the past five years we've had the best basketball league in the country. We had (a record) 11 teams in the NCAA tournament last year and on paper today nine of them would be in it again.'

Connecticut closed the season on an 11-game winning streak with all of them elimination games en route to winning the Big East tournament and the national championship. In last year's preseason poll, the Huskies were picked 10th.

'It was kind of easy to play last year because all we did was play basketball,' Connecticut junior forward Alex Oriahki said. 'It's different this time. After winning the Big East and the national championship, everybody's going to be gunning for us and we'll get everybody's best game.'

The Huskies will have to do it without All-America guard Kemba Walker, who did everything needed to win games.

Calhoun has three starters returning, including sophomore guard Jeremy Lamb, a preseason first-team pick, and Oriakhi, a second-team selection. Freshman Andre Drummond, a 6-foot-11 center, was chosen preseason rookie of the year.

'He's a crazy athlete,' Oriahki said of Drummond, who didn't enroll at Connecticut until the summer. 'With all the hype around him, you would think he'd be some type of arrogant but he's not. He listens. I try to coach him out there and tell him what he does wrong and he takes it like a sponge. He's still raw but the sky's the limit.'

Syracuse, which had five first-place votes - two less than Connecticut - returns first-team selection Kris Joseph, a senior, and second-teamer Scoop Jardine, a junior who led the conference in assists with a 6.1 average last season.

Orange coach Jim Boeheim was asked if he thinks his team will be treated differently during road games because of the decision to leave the league.

'Nobody has ever cheered for us on the road. We never got a lot cheers,' Boeheim said. 'On the road the fans are always against you, especiallly Syracuse. You just have to go out and play. I mentioned it briefly, maybe five minutes. They know what life on the road is all about. I don't think it will be much tougher.'

Louisville, which had three first-place votes was third, followed by Pittsburgh, which had one.

Rick Pitino, along with Calhoun and Boeheim the three coaches in the conference with a national championship, wasn't hiding his feelings about the move by Syracuse and Pittsburgh.

'I had no problem with a charter member like Syracuse leaving and I had no problem with Pittsburgh leaving,' Pitino said. 'What I had a problem with was the decision coming in 36 to 48 hours. It's like being engaged for a while and then heading to Las Vegas to get married. I think any major decision for a charter member, it would need two weeks to make a decision. It's the right of every school to do what they want.'

Then he tried to debunk the feeling that the expansions were all football-related.

'I don't like hearing that this was a football decision,' he said. 'It was a basketball decision to get the ACC back to where it was 25, 30 years ago, and I'm sure they want to go back to that and the way they did it was to steal two great basketball programs like Syracuse and Pitt.'

Panthers senior guard Ashton Gibbs was selected preseason player of the year. He led Pittsburgh in scoring (16.8), and led the conference in 3-point shooting (49 percent), and was second in free throw shooting (88.9) He enters the season third on the Big East career 3-point shooting percentage list at 45.4.

The other Panthers to be preseason player of the year are Charles Smith (1986-87), Jerome Lane (1987-88), Brandin Knight (2002-03) and Aaron Gray (2006-07).

'It's an honor but it's a personal accolade and my teammates and I are playing for championships,' Gibbs said. 'We want the Big East. We want a national championship. That's what we work so hard for.'

Cincinnati was fifth followed by Marquette, West Virginia, Villanova, Notre Dame, Georgetown, Rutgers, St. John's, Seton Hall, South Florida, Providence and DePaul.

In addition to Gibbs, Lamb and Joseph, the preseason first team included seniors Darius Johnson-Odom of Marquette and Kevin Jones of West Virginia, and graduate student Tim Abromaitis of Notre Dame.

Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own team or players.

Courtesy of http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com


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PBA Roundup: October 19, 2011 - by Enzo Flojo

BARAKO BULL ENERGY over TALK N TEXT TROPANG TEXTERS, 100-86
The heydays of Willie Miller (180-G-77) are far from over. The two-time MVP exploded for 27 points and also had 6 assists, leading an impressive show by Barako Bulls veterans that lifted them past erstwhile unbeaten and defending champion Talk N Text.

It was Miller's highest output in the last five conferences and headlined a sterling show by the Energy on both ends of the court that stoked their drive to a second straight victory and a 2-1 win-loss slate that tied them with their victims.

Jayson Castro (173-G-86) scored 23 points, the bulk coming at the height of TNTs fightback from as much as two 22-point deficits, the last at 30-52, to within 67-73. Miller Time then took over as he strung up five straight points and Mick Pennisi also drained two triples in headlining some clutch baskets that quashed whatever hopes the Tropang Texters may have had.

Dylan Ababou turned in a second straight 20-point performance while Pennisi finished with 18 points, his best output since the 2008-09 Philippine Cup. Both grabbed 7 rebounds like.

Barako Bull 100 -Miller 27, Ababou 20, Pennisi 18, Allado 9, Maliksi 8, Najorda 6, Artadi 4, Arboleda 3, Pena 3, Salvacion 2, Salvador 0.
Talk N Text 86 - Castro 23, Reyes 16, Dillinger 10, Aban 10, Peek 8, Fonacier 6, Carey 6, Aguilar 4, Alapag 3, Raymundo 0, Alvarez 0, Lao 0.
QS: 25-11, 52-33, 71-62, 100-86

RAIN OR SHINE ELASTO-PAINTERS over MERALCO BOLTS, 89-84
Fired-up by a near fight at the end of the first half, Rain or Shine went on a searing third-quarter breakaway and held on for win over Meralco. The Elasto Painters went berserk in the third period and ripped the Bolts apart despite their prolific rookie Paul Lee (191-G) being neutralized.

Stepping up after the first half marred by a commotion sparked by a collision between Asi Taulava (206-C-73, college: BYU-Hawaii) and Jervy Cruz, the Painters seized control, building a huge lead enough to withstand the Bolts endgame chase.

Though falling behind by 25 at one point, the Bolts managed to crawl back into the fight only to come up short in their comeback bid, sliding to sixth place at 2-2. Coach Ryan Gregorio and his troops came charging back and made it close in the end with Guiao refusing to call a timeout and just letting his boys to ride out the game.

Averaging 19 points in their first three games, Lee was held to 12, but had crucial assists helping the Elasto Painters pull through. Lee set up Larry Rodriguez for back-to-back undergoal stabs moments after Meralco charged to within five at 79-84 on two triples by Mark Macapagal and a short stab by Gabby Espinas.

Gabe Norwood and Jeff Chan led Rain or Shine with 14 points apiece with Rodriguez also winding up with a double-digit output with 11.

Macapagal fired a personal season-high of 20 points for Meralco while Espinas and Taulava churned out double-double numbers combining for 35 points and 21 rebounds.

Rain or Shine 89 - Norwood 14, Chan 14, Lee 12, Rodriguez 11, Buenafe 9, Matias 8, Belga 6, Quinahan 6, Ibanes 5, Arana 4, Cruz 0.
Meralco 84 - Macapagal 20, Espinas 19, Taulava 16, Lanete 14, Isip 6, Borboran 5, Ballesteros 2, Omolon 2, Timberlake 0, Yee 0.
QS: 22-21, 41-40, 71-49, 89-84

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



DAY 2 OF THE 2011 FIBA-ASIA U16 CHAMPIONSHIPS - by Enzo Flojo

Notes:
- Again, Team Iran defaulted, and this time against Japan. Looks like they won't be showing up anymore.
- The Vietnamese statisticians are still making a mockery of the whole stat-keeping process. Perhaps next time, this should be taken into consideration when FIBA-Asia picks its hosts. Bad stat-keeping means the media and the fans won't be able to enjoy the games as much and talk about the whole competition with much depth. In Filipino parlance, SABOG
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IRAQ over UZBEKISTAN, 100-32
IRQ 100 - Ali 21, Ahmed 20, Hamzah 13, Ismael 11, Abdullah 10, Saeed 6, Abdulhussein 5, Mahdi 4, Abdulqaer 3, Mohammed 3, Sabri 2, Razzaq 2
UZB 32 - Muratov 11, Bokhodirov 6, Ovanesov 5, Djahangirov 3, Zimoveyskiy 2, Akramov 2, Ivashov 2, Erofev 1, Kim 0, Murodhonov 0, Morkovskiy 0
QS: 33-6, 59-13, 75-21, 100-32

- The Iraqis bounced back after losing to the Koreans with a resounding win over the hapless Uzbeks. Iraq exploded for 33 points in the first period while limiting their Mid-Asian foes to just 6 points. They never looked back after that.
- Dhulfiqar Ali and Ali Ahmed led Iraq by combining for 41 points while shooting 17-for-26 from the floor.
- Once again, Farrukhjon Muratov was the Uzbeks' leading scorer with 11 markers.

JAPAN over IRAN by DEFAULT

SAUDI ARABIA over QATAR, 85-47
KSA 85 - Sakar 29, Barnawi 15, Musallam 14, Hansawi 12, Al-Thalabi 11, Al-Mutairi 2, Shubayli 2, Al-Malalah 0, Mobarki 0, Al-Tamar 0
QAT 47 - Dawoud 15, Abdelkawy 13, Saad 8, Mohamed 8, Al-Ahbabi 2, Al-Malki 1, Al-Ahmad 0, Al-Abidi 0, Al-Marri 0, Al-Tamimi 0, Al-Mutawa 0
QS: 34-17, 55-23, 76-31, 85-47

- The Qataris were given a rude awakening a day after getting a default win over the absentee Iranians. The Saudis led early and built on their advantage as the game wore on, more than doubling the Qatari scores at the half and right before the final frame.
- Abdulaziz Sakar pumped out 29 points to tow the Saudis to win #1 after the opening day loss to Japan. He was ably backstopped by Raad Barnawi and Abdullah Musallam, who scored 15 and 14 points respectively.
- Mohammed Dawoud topscored for Qatar's losing cause with 15 points while Mohamed Abdelkawy scored 13.

CHINA over TAIWAN, 75-44
CHN 75 - Zhou 24, Guo 20, Pan 10, Xu 5, Heng 5, Zhao 4, Lai 3, Liu 2, Yan 2, Yu 0, Luo 0, Liu 0
TPE 44 - Wang 13, Lu 10, Liu 6, Lee 4, Chen PL 4, Wu 2, Pan 2, Chen CJ 2, Huang CY 1, Yeh 0, Hsieh 0
QS: 17-12, 38-28, 58-37, 75-44

- Taiwan kept in step throughout the first frame and were within striking distance in the first half, but the Chinese turned on the jets and swamped their cross-channel neighbors in the final two quarters.
- Once again, Zhou Qi led the scoring parade for China with 24 big ones as Guo Xiaopeng contributed 20 points of his own.
- Taiwanese hotshot Lu Kuan-Shiuan was limited to 3 field goals and just 10 points after exploding against Malaysia yesterday. Wang I-Fan carried the scoring load for Taiwan with 13 markers.

SOUTH KOREA over LEBANON, 91-65
KOR 91 - Heo 23, Park 16, Yun 15, Lee 14, Koh 8, Kim GC 5, Kim NH 3, Kim MK 2, Shin 2, Kim GM 2, Kim Y 1, Won 0
LIB 65 - Hadidian 22, Salem 15, El-Kaissi 12, Zeinoun 7, Al-Agha 4, Kabalan 2, Assaf 2, Abou-Jaoude 1, Wehbe 0, Kourjian 0, Daaboul 0
QS: 34-10, 53-23, 77-40, 91-65

- Many people expected this to be a close one, and it was, for about 5 minutes. Korea lit up a 21-0 blast to end the first quarter that all but obliterated the Lebanese. The Koreans opened up the second period with another big run (10-2) and it was cruise control from there.
- The diminutive Heo Ho-On led Korea with 23 points on the strength of 5 treys while big man Park In-Tae ruled the shaded area with 16 markers.
- Jimmy Salem was limited to just 4 field goals for 15 points, which left Gerard Hadidian to pace Lebanon with 22 points.

PHILIPPINES over INDONESIA, 93-30
PHL 93 - Alejandro 15, Lao 15, Go 9, Rivero 9, Diputado 8, Cani 7, Heading 7, Ramos 6, Javelosa 4, Dalafu 4, Caracut 4, Asilum 3,
INA 30 - Abraham 9, Indraprasto 6, Kosasih 5, Yogia 4, Fahdani 4, Sidabutar 2, Airawan 0, Setiawan 0, Istiadi 0, Purwoko 0, Ramadhan 0, Wongso 0
QS: 27-9, 56-13, 78-22, 93-30

- The Filipinos unleashed a fast and furious running game to shock the Indons and give them a taste of high-level basketball. Indonesia opened the scoring thanks to Rizky Indraprasto, but it was all downhill from there as the Pinoy ballers of coach Olsen Racela were off to the races at every opportunity.
- Wingmen Jay-J Alejandro and Kyles Lao led the Filipinos' offensive punch with 15 points each while frontliners Isaac Go and Rash Rivero effectively manned the interior, pairing up for 15 markers. Taiwan-based Fil-Aussie Jordan Heading scored 4 early points, but he finished with just 7 in his international debut.
- Nobody broke into double-digits for Indonesia, which was led by Hans Abraham's 9 points.

INDIA over MALAYSIA, 93-40
IND 93 - Saminathan 18, Singh 17, Ludhiana 16, Bhamara 16, Sanjeev 11, Narender 11, Ali 3, Sohal 1, Rai 0, Atwal 0, Bhaupur 0, Rathee 0
MAS 40 - Tan ZH 11, Keng 7, Tan HK 6, Tong 5, Lee 4, Sim 3, Sarjit 3, Ng 1, Foo 0, Su 0, Yew 0, Liew 0
QS: 17-0, 34-8, 64-23, 93-40

- For almost 14 minutes, India blanked the Malaysians, and when Malaysia did score, it did little to slow down the indomitable Indian charge. The Indians bounced back quite well from their blowout loss to the Chinese in Day 1.
- Karthickeyan Saminathan led the Indians with 18 points, with Ajay Singh, Loveneet Ludhiana and Satnam Bhamara finishing with 17, 16, and 16 respectively.
- Malaysia sputtered its way to just 40 points with Zhi Hao Tan's 11 leading the way.

Source: HoopNut.blogspot.com


U16 Asia Championship: Philippines enjoy first win in Vietnam - by Eurobasket News
Philippines U16 - Indonesia U16 93:30

Philippines opened win count at the U16 Asia Championship in Vietnam. They drubbed Indonesia in the opener. Rodolfo Alejandro (175-G-95) and Kyles Jefferson posted 15 points each to pace the winners. Indonesia on the other hand suffered the first defeat at the tournament and fell at 1-1 record.
Philippines looked dominant from start to finish. They posted a 27:9 lead ten minutes into the game. The margin grew at 56:13 mark at the interval. Philippines continued to keep the pressure high in the second half. They rallied to a confident 78:22 lead with ten minutes remaining. Philippines never looked back afterwards cruising to the victory at the end. Paolo Rashleigh and Isaac George provided 9 points each in the win. Hans Abraham (179-G-95) answered with 9 points for Indonesia. Ritzky Indraprasto had 6 points in the loss.

Philippines U16: Rodolfo Alejandro 15, Kyles Jeffers 15, Paolo Rashleigh 9, Isaac George 9
Indonesia U16: Hans Abraham 9, Rizky Indaprasto 6


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Koljevic to leave Polpharma - by J W
Ivan Koljevic (185-G-84, agency: BeoExcell) won't be part of Polpharma Starogard Gdanski anymore. Club decide to release Montenegrin because of disappointing performance in first three games of the season.

Koljevic was best player of Polish Supercup two weeks ago when Polpharma beat Asseco Prokom Gdynia having 21 points, 5 assists and 5 rebounds, but it was his only good performance for Polpharma. Team lost all three PLK games including surprising defeats at home vs. Siarka Tarnobrzeg and Politechnika Warszawska. Polpharma will use Tomasz Snieg (190-PG-89) as starting point guard during next couple games.

Polpharma is also looking for a new center, but no player will be signed till they resolve Koljevic contract issues.


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


DBE Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Jermaine MALLETT
  LKS Lodz
  (190-G-88)
  Avg: 26
 1. Mallett, LKS Lodz26.0 
 2. Miller, Siarka J.23.0 
 3. Montgomery, AZS K.18.5 
 4. Edwards, Anwil18.5 
 5. Kulig, PBG Basket18.3 
 6. Reese, AZS Koszal.17.8 
 7. Hodge, Zastal ZG17.3 
 8. Tiller, Siarka J.16.7 
 9. Koszarek, Trefl S.15.7 
 10. Mladenovic, Slask15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kirk ARCHIBEQUE
  LKS L.
  (205-C-84)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Archibeque, LKS L.10.5 
 2. Lawal, Zastal ZG9.3 
 3. Bigus, AZS Koszalin8.3 
 4. Mallett, LKS Lodz7.5 
 5. Wall, Polpharma7.3 
 6. Edwards, Anwil7.0 
 7. Bialek, Energa Cza.7.0 
 8. Doaks, Siarka J.7.0 
 9. Mladenovic, Slask6.7 
 10. Harris, Kotwica6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Lukasz KOSZAREK
  Trefl S.
  (187-G-84)
  Avg: 8
 1. Koszarek, Trefl S.8.0 
 2. Moore, PGE Turow7.0 
 3. Wilczek, AZS P.7.0 
 4. Hodge, Zastal ZG6.0 
 5. Tiller, Siarka J.5.7 
 6. Milicic, AZS K.5.3 
 7. Sapp, Kotwica5.0 
 8. Holmes, LKS Lodz5.0 
 9. Skibniewski, Slask5.0 
 10. Miller, Siarka J.4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Jeremy SIMMONS
  Polpharma
  (203-F-89)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Simmons, Polpharma2.3 
 2. Cesnauskis, Energa2.0 
 3. Koljevic, Polpharma2.0 
 4. Burrell, Energa C.2.0 
 5. Karnowski, Siarka2.0 
 6. Dloniak, Zastal ZG2.0 
 7. Bochno, Slask W.2.0 
 8. Hodge, Zastal ZG2.0 
 9. Sapp, Kotwica1.7 
 10. Comagic, PBG B.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Scott MORRISON
  Energa C.
  (212-C-86)
  Avg: 2
 1. Morrison, Energa C.2.0 
 2. Burgess, Trefl S.1.7 
 3. Barycz, Siarka J.1.7 
 4. Weaver, Energa C.1.5 
 5. Simmons, Polpharma1.3 
 6. Lauderdale, PGE T.1.3 
 7. Rajewicz, Zastal Z.1.0 
 8. Wyka, Siarka J.1.0 
 9. Edwards, Anwil1.0 
 10. Turek, Trefl Sopot1.0 


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U16 Asia Championship: Saudi Arabia trounce Qatar - by Eurobasket News
Saudi Arabia U16 - Qatar U16 85:47

Saudi Arabia registered the first win at the U16 Asia Championship in Vietnam. They fired past Qatar in Group C action. Abdulaziz Sakar (183-G-95) nailed 29 points as Saudi Arabia improved at 1-1 record. Qatar in the meantime slipped at 0-2 record after the loss.
Saudis exploded with 34 points in the first frame to clear off. They entered the second term up by as many as 17 points. They limited Qatar to just 6 points in the second frame. Saudi Arabia posted a massive 32-point halftime lead. Saudi Arabia stayed in charge throughout the third quarter. They secured an insurmountable 45-point cushion before the fourth quarter and cruised to the victory at the end. Raad Barnawi (185-G-95) nailed 15 points, while Abdullah Musallam provided 14 points for the winners. Mohammed Dawoud (195-C-95) responded with 15 points for Qatar. Mohamed Abdelkawy (177-G-95) netted 13 points in the loss.

Saudi Arabia U16: Abdulaziz Sakar 29, Raad Barnawi 15, Abdullah Musallam 14
Qatar U16: Mohammed Dawoud 15, Mohamed Abdelkawy 13


Qatari U16 National Team 2011 - by Greg
4 Adulla Al-Ahbabi 175-G-96
5 Abdulrahman Saad 183-F-96
6 Ahmad Mohamed 178-G-95
7 Basheer Alahmad 176-G-95
8 Jaber Al-Abidi 170-G-96
9 Khalifa Al-Marri 181-F-95
10 Mohamed Abdelkawy 177-G-95
11 Mohammad Al-Tamimi 177-G-96
12 Mohammed Al-Malki 178-G-95
13 Saeed Al-Sheraim 177-G-95
14 Mohammed Dawoud 195-C-95
15 Abdulrahman Almutawa 182-F-95

Miroslav Dobrican Head Coach


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Enisey celebrated the initial victory in VTB League - by Eurobasket News
Enisey-Minsk 2006 99:89

Enisey celebrated the initial victory in VTB League to take 1-1 record. The team from Krasnoyarsk beat Minsk-2006 99:89 in the only game on Wednesday.
The Russian team opened the game with 22-17 and added 21-20 in the second period. Moreover Enisey produced a 27-19 in the third quarter for the comfortable lead after three periods. Minsk-2006 managed to win the last stanza 33-29 to reduce to 10 points at the end.
Lonny Baxter (204-C-79, agency: Priority Sports, college: Maryland) paced all the winners with 23 points and Marko Marinovic (183-G-83) nailed 20. Elmedin Kikanovic (210-C-88, agency: Beo Basket) and Sergey Toporov (197-F-81) followed them with 13 points each in a win. Julius Hodge (201-G-83, agency: I.D.S. Law, college: N.Carolina St.) erupted with 22 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists and missed the first triple-double. Dwain Hawkins produced 19, Aliaksei Trastsinetski (201-F-86) scored 14 and Lashkevich added 11.

Enisey: Lonny Baxter 23, Marko Marinovic 20, Elmedin Kikanovic 13, Sergey Toporov 13
Minsk 2006: Julius Hodge 22+11 rebs+7 ast, Dwain Hawkins 19, Aliaksei Trastsinetski 14, Lashkevich 11


Montepaschi wins in Kazan, 71-79 - by Eurobasket News
Unics - Montepaschi 71-79

Montepaschi did a great job in Kazan tonight. The Italian powerhouse handed 71-79 loss to their host Unics in the first round of the Euroleague regular season. Both teams are place to Group D, together with Regal Barca, Union Olimpija, Asseco Prokom and Galatasaray. Bo McCalebb (183-PG-85, college: New Orleans) stepped up for the guests with 17 points (valuation 22). Rimantas Kaukenas (193-G-77, college: Seton Hall) had 14 points and 5 rebs, and David Andersen (212-C-80) nailed 13 pts and 5 boards. In the loosing squad, Henry Domercant (192-G-80, college: E.Illinois) exploded with 30 points and 7 rebs. He was the MVP of this meeting with valuation 35. Nathan Jawai (207-C-86, college: Midland CC) collected 11 pts and 9 boards, and Terrell Lyday (190-G-79, college: BYU) was their third scorer with 9 pts. Montepaschi shined after the breather and it was enough for the victory. Quarters: 24-20, 20-23, 11-21, 16-15. Montepachi will play against Union Olimpija in the next round. Unics goes to Istanbul to meet Galatasaray.

Unics: Henry Domercant 30+7 boards, Nathan Jawai 11+9 boards, Terrell Lyday 9
Montepaschi: Bo McCalebb 17, Rimantas Kaukenas 14+5 boards, David Andersen 13+5 boards


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Saudi Arabian U16 National Team 2011 - by Greg
Starting five
#s#
Abdulaziz Sakar
Sakar
Ali Shubayil
Shubayil
Naif Al Thalabi
Al Thalabi
Abdullaah Musallam
Musallam
Ahmed Almalalah
Almalalah
#e#5
4 Abdulaziz Sakar 183-G-95
5 Ahmed Almalalah 177-G-95
6 Saleh Hawsawi 185-G/F-95
7 Hassan Alhassan 174-G-96
8 Nawaf Mobarki 185-G-95
9 Shafi Almutairi 170-G-95
10 Faisal Alkhammas 190-F-95
11 Ali Shubayil 184-G-96
12 Naif Al Thalabi 195-C-96
13 Abdulathf Altamar 196-G/F-95
14 Abdullaah Musallam 175-G-96
15 Raad Barnawi 185-G-95

Almutawa Yaha Ghalih Head Coach


U16 Asia Championship: Saudi Arabia trounce Qatar - by Eurobasket News
Saudi Arabia U16 - Qatar U16 85:47

Saudi Arabia registered the first win at the U16 Asia Championship in Vietnam. They fired past Qatar in Group C action. Abdulaziz Sakar (183-G-95) nailed 29 points as Saudi Arabia improved at 1-1 record. Qatar in the meantime slipped at 0-2 record after the loss.
Saudis exploded with 34 points in the first frame to clear off. They entered the second term up by as many as 17 points. They limited Qatar to just 6 points in the second frame. Saudi Arabia posted a massive 32-point halftime lead. Saudi Arabia stayed in charge throughout the third quarter. They secured an insurmountable 45-point cushion before the fourth quarter and cruised to the victory at the end. Raad Barnawi (185-G-95) nailed 15 points, while Abdullah Musallam provided 14 points for the winners. Mohammed Dawoud (195-C-95) responded with 15 points for Qatar. Mohamed Abdelkawy (177-G-95) netted 13 points in the loss.

Saudi Arabia U16: Abdulaziz Sakar 29, Raad Barnawi 15, Abdullah Musallam 14
Qatar U16: Mohammed Dawoud 15, Mohamed Abdelkawy 13


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  SERBIA   


Boris Bakic joins Radnicki Kragujevac - by Zoran Popovic
According to Serbian Sports news former guard of Crvena Zvezda Boris Bakic (194-G-86, agency: Beo Basket) joins Radnicki Kragujevac. Last season Bakic played for Crvena Zvezda and on 6 games in Adriatic league average scored 8.8 points, 1,7 rebounds, 1.0 assist, 1,0 steals per game and on 16 games in Serbian league average scored 14,1 points, 3.4 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 1,9 steals per game. Bakic started career in Buducnost Podgorica, played for Partizan Beograd three seasons and four seasons for Crvena Zvezda. Boris Bakic was member of Serbian and Montenegro U18 and U20 National team and Montenegro National team.

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

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  SLOVENIA   


Zlatorog starts with 19-0 run, beats Sentjur - by Zeljko Zule
Zlatorog opened the game with 19 straight points as easily defeated local rival Sentjur, 94-73, in the game of Telemach League Round 2. Vladimir Panic (194-F-82, agency: 011 Sports) scored 15 points without a miss and had 5 assists and 5 steals, Grega Mali scored 15 points on shooting 4-of-5 behind the 3-point line, Alen Omic came off the bench for 12 points and 8 rebounds, Darko Cohadarevic had 10 points and 7 rebounds and Danijel Vujasinovic handed out 6 assists. Sentjur trailed by 35 points in the third quarter. Tadej Ferme scored 15 points off the bench, Ivan Drzic added 14 and Igor Maric and Mladen Primorac both posted 10 points.


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


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


Stats Leaders - 1A
Points Per Game
 Blaz MAHKOVIC
  LTHcas.
  (194-F-90)
  Avg: 27
 1. Mahkovic, LTHcas.27.0 
 2. Zolotic, Maribor23.0 
 3. Prepelic, Helios20.0 
 4. Pajic, Geoplin Slo.20.0 
 5. Rupnik, Geoplin16.0 
 6. Drzic, Sentjur16.0 
 7. Djugum, Geoplin15.5 
 8. Cigoja, Geoplin15.5 
 9. Cresnar, Helios15.0 
 10. Rizvic, Parklji15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Esmir RIZVIC
  Parklji
  (213-C-82)
  Avg: 12
 1. Rizvic, Parklji12.0 
 2. Zolotic, Maribor10.0 
 3. Nuhanovic, Elektra9.0 
 4. Miljkovic, Rogaska9.0 
 5. Omic, Zlatorog8.0 
 6. Nelson, Sentjur7.5 
 7. Pajic, Geoplin Slo.7.5 
 8. Cohadarevic, Zlato.7.0 
 9. Mucic, Maribor7.0 
 10. Mali, Zlatorog6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Klemen PREPELIC
  Helios
  (191-G-92)
  Avg: 7
 1. Prepelic, Helios7.0 
 2. Rupnik, Geoplin7.0 
 3. Rembert, Sentjur7.0 
 4. Vujasinovic, Zlato.6.0 
 5. Zagorc, Elektra6.0 
 6. Jovanovic, Maribo.6.0 
 7. Panic, Zlatorog5.0 
 8. Hohler, Polzela5.0 
 9. Petrovic, Helios4.0 
 10. Roberson, Zlatorog4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Vladimir PANIC
  Zlatorog
  (194-F-82)
  Avg: 5
 1. Panic, Zlatorog5.0 
 2. Vujasinovic, Zlato.4.0 
 3. Zagorc, Elektra3.0 
 4. Mezek, LTHcast3.0 
 5. Mahkovic, LTHcas.3.0 
 6. Rembert, Sentjur3.0 
 7. Atanackovic, Zlato.2.0 
 8. Lelic, Elektra2.0 
 9. Miklus, Maribor2.0 
 10. Cresnar, Helios2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Blaz CRESNAR
  Helios
  (214-C-86)
  Avg: 3
 1. Cresnar, Helios3.0 
 2. Primorac, Sentjur2.5 
 3. Brodnik, Zlatorog2.0 
 4. Lapornik, Zlatorog2.0 
 5. Djugum, Geoplin1.5 
 6. Nelson, Sentjur1.5 
 7. Dimec, Zlatorog1.0 
 8. Mali, Zlatorog1.0 
 9. Lelic, Elektra1.0 
 10. Dobravec, Geopli.1.0 


Stats Leaders - 1B
Points Per Game
 Bostjan SIVKA
  Konjice
  (200-F/C-76)
  Avg: 24
 1. Sivka, Konjice24.0 
 2. Jereb, Konjice21.0 
 3. Horvat, Radenska20.5 
 4. Cipot, Jance Prit18.7 
 5. Vranjkovic, Branik18.0 
 6. Dzombic, Hrastnik17.7 
 7. Krejic, Medvode17.5 
 8. Misic, Grosuplje17.3 
 9. Abramovic, Terme O.17.3 
 10. Verginella, Branik17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Tadej TUSEK
  Hrastnik
  (194-F-80)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Tusek, Hrastnik10.7 
 2. Jereb, Konjice10.0 
 3. Vrsnik, Trigla.10.0 
 4. Klepo, Postojna9.7 
 5. Spesic, Radenska9.5 
 6. Sivka, Konjice9.5 
 7. Dolinar, Medvode8.5 
 8. Mahkovic, Trigla.8.0 
 9. Vranjkovic, Branik8.0 
 10. Kavgic, Splosna7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Tomaz JEREB
  Konjice
  (192-G-91)
  Avg: 7
 1. Jereb, Konjice7.0 
 2. Perko, Splosna6.0 
 3. Mlakar, Jance Prit6.0 
 4. Ovnik, Hrastnik5.0 
 5. Macek, Terme Olimia5.0 
 6. Brolih, Branik4.3 
 7. Horvat, Nova Gorica4.0 
 8. Buncic, Medvode4.0 
 9. Jersin, Trigla.3.7 
 10. Erzen, Sencur CP3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Tadej TUSEK
  Hrastnik
  (194-F-80)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Tusek, Hrastnik2.7 
 2. Spesic, Radenska2.5 
 3. Pusic, Sencur CP2.3 
 4. Mlakar, Jance Prit2.3 
 5. Kristo, Sencur CP2.0 
 6. Miletic, Branik2.0 
 7. Zupanc, Litija2.0 
 8. Cipot, Jance Prit2.0 
 9. Jersin, Trigla.2.0 
 10. Dolinar, Medvode2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Tomaz JEREB
  Konjice
  (192-G-91)
  Avg: 2
 1. Jereb, Konjice2.0 
 2. Klepo, Postojna1.7 
 3. Trampus, Grosuplje1.3 
 4. Vranjkovic, Branik1.0 
 5. Kunc, Grosuplje1.0 
 6. Spesic, Radenska1.0 
 7. Gojkovic, Nova G.1.0 
 8. Kavas, Jance Prit1.0 
 9. Skornik, Konjice1.0 
 10. Remus, Branik0.7 


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  SOUTH KOREA   


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


South Korean U16 National Team -11 - by Greg
4 Lee Woojung 185-F-95
5 Kim Nakhyeon 180-G-95
6 Koh Haengsok 182-G-95
7 Kim Gookchan 193-F-96
8 Won Jonghoon 170-G-96
9 Heo Hoon 181-G-95
10 Yun Yeongbin 195-F/C-95
11 Kim Minki 197-C-95
12 Kim Yun 185-G-95
13 Shin Mincheol 187-F-96
14 Kim Gimin 192-F-95
15 Park Intae 203-C-95

Kim Dong Soo Head Coach


U16 Asia Championship: South Korea breeze past Lebanon in Nha Trang City - by Eurobasket News
South Korea U16 - Lebanon U16 91:65

South Korea earned the second win in a row at the start of the U16 Asia Championship. They fired past Lebanon to improve at 2-0 record on top of Group B. Heo Hoon (181-G-95) scored 23 points to lead the winners. Lebanon suffered the first defeat at the tournament.
South Korea showed their ambitions early in the game. They outgunned Lebanon 34:10 in the opening ten minutes. South Korea stayed in charge throughout the second term. They registered a comfortable 53:23 halftime lead. The Korean team did not slow down after the big break. They boosted the gap to as many as 37 points at the final intermission. Lebanon did not surrender easily as they picked up the tempo in the fourth frame. They trimmed the deficit but obviously had little chance to save the game at the end. Park Intae (203-C-95) provided 16 points, while Yun Yeongbin (195-F/C-95) contributed 15 points for the winners. Gerard Hadidian (197-F-95) answered with 22 points for Lebanon. Jimmy Salem (190-G-95) finished with 15 points in the loss.

South Korea U16: Heo Hoon 23, Park Intae 16, Yun Yeongbin 15
Lebanon U16: Gerard Hadidian 22, Jimmy Salem 15


Promy Stifle Williams, Orions, Improve to 3-0 - by Kevin Campigotto
Coming into Wednesday night's game, Goyang Orions forward Chris Williams (199-F/G-80, college: Virginia) led the KBL in scoring, averaging 32 points in his first two games. However, he was shut down, scoring only 7 points, as the Wonju Dongbu Promy defeated the Orions 69-50.

The Promy defense looked excellent from the start and though their offense took a bit longer to kick in, they seemed in control the whole game. Promy Center Rod Benson (207-F/C-84, college: California) saw limited minutes because he was in foul trouble, but all-star forward Kim Joo-Sung (205-F/C-79) had a fantastic game on both ends with 18 points, 7 rebounds, and 6 blocks. With Benson forced to the Bench the Promy brought in utility forward Kim Bong-Soo (198-C-84) who did a great job guarding Williams.

The Promy led by 7 at the half and the Orions never showed any signs of life. For the third game in a row the Promy came out and took the game over in the third quarter. The Promy led by as many as 22 and even their deep bench players held their own against the Orions.

One area of concern for the Promy is that starting Point Guard Hwang Jin-Won (189-G-78) went down with an ankle injury midway through the fourth quarter. He was unable to put any weight on the ankle and was carried off the court by Kim Bong-Soo. The Promys next game is Friday night against defending champion KCC Egis and they will need Hwang to guard Egis All-Star Tony Akins.



Game Notes

Wonju Dongbu Promy

- The Promy had 11 blocks
Kim Joo-Sung 18 points, 7 rebounds, 6 blocks
Yoon Ho-Young (198-F-84)- 10 points, 11 rebounds, 6 assists, 4 blocks
Park Ji-Hyon (183-G-79)- 12 points
Rod Benson- 8 points, 8 rebounds in 22 minutes

Goyang Orions
Choi Jin-Soo (202-F, college: Maryland)- 10 points 8 rebounds
Daniel Sandrin (200-F-80, college: Seattle Pacific)- 12 points, 8 rebounds
Chris Williams- 7 points, 8 rebounds




Oyedeji dominates the post of KBL - by JungHwan Seo
Who is the most impressive player of the first week of KBL? That must be Oyedeji Olumide (208-C/F-81).

Oyedeji is dominating the KBL with 20.5 rebounds per game. He got 18 boards at season opener against Mobis. That was not enough for him. Next day, he caught season high 23 rebounds against his former team Seoul Samsung Thunders on Sunday. Now Changwon LG Sakers (2-0) is standing on second place right behind top team Dongbu Promy (3-0).

'It was tough. Samsung is a good organization. (When I was in Seoul Samsung Thunders) I was always going left to go to the locker. But I have to go right this time. It was a strange feeling' he said.

Oyedeji also showed a perfect man to man defense against Ramos Peter John (222-C-85) who is the biggest guy in this league. Ramos just got five rebounds with 37% shot from the field against him.

KBL is very familiar league for Big Olu because he played in Seoul Samsung Thunders for 2005-2007. He got his first championship ring in 2006 with one of the best Korean big man Seo Jang-Hoon (207-C-74) as known as 'Big Seo'. This season Oyedeji and Seo are seeking their second championship combination together.

'You know Big Seo is a living legend. Scoring, rebound and game intensity that is all we needed and I am a part of offensive threat too. But I don't play for statistics. Offensive play wins game but defensive termination wins championship' He emphasized.

Oyedeji is a vocal leader in LG even he is a foreign import player. Lots of young guns such as Chang-young Jung and Chang-Mu Song are following his leadership.

'Everybody in this team did wonderful job. This is all about team effort. A tree cannot make forests.' He added.



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  SPAIN   


Mirza Teletovic leads Caja Laboral to victory in Istanbul - by Eurobasket News
Fenerbahce Ulker - Caja Laboral 66-69

Fenerbahce Ulker opened 2011/12 Euroleague season in style. The Vitoria team grabbed 66-69 road victory against the reigning Turkish champion Fenerbahce Ulker. Both squads are placed to Group A of the regular season. Mirza Teletovic (206-F-85, agency: Beo Basket) was a key player in victory with 23 points and 6 rebounds. Milko Bjelica (207-C-84, agency: Beo Basket) secured a nice help adding 12 points and 5 rebs, while Kevin Seraphin (205-F/C-89) added 10 points and 6 rebs. In Fener, Omer Onan (194-G-78) top-scored with 16 points. James Gist (205-F-86) (7 rebs) and Roko-Leni Ukic (196-G-84) netted 10 points each. It was a very exciting game until the end. Oleson brought Caja Laboral 64-68 lead from the free throw line and there was 18 seconds to go. Omer Onan got to the line with 14.6 seconds left and converted twice. Fener quickly fouled Ribas, who made only 1 free throw, thus opening the door for the hosts. Roko-Leni Ukic found a wide-open Omer Onan at the top of the key, but his shot bounced out and Laboral managed to grab the rebound and claim a crucial road win. Quarters: 20-12, 16-22, 12-19, 18-16. In the next game, Caja Laboral will host Bennet Cantu. Fenerbahce Ulker will meet Olympiakos on the road.

Fenerbahce Ulker: Omer Onan 16, James Gist 10+7 boards, Roko-Leni Ukic 10
Caja Laboral: Mirza Teletovic 23+6 boards, Milko Bjelica 12+5 boards, Kevin Seraphin 10+6 boards


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


Stats Leaders - LEB Gold
Points Per Game
 Joan Carles BIVIA
  Mallorca
  (185-PG-85)
  Avg: 19.4
 1. Bivia, Mallorca19.4 
 2. Knutson, Mallorca19.2 
 3. Durley, Leon19.2 
 4. DeVries, Melilla18.8 
 5. Witt, Knet Clavijo18.0 
 6. Phillip, Burgos17.8 
 7. Fernandez, Granada17.4 
 8. Guillen, Canarias17.2 
 9. Narros, Navarra17.2 
 10. Antelo, Caceres17.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Cristopher MORTELLARO
  Leon
  (206-F/C-82)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Mortellaro, Leon10.2 
 2. Williams, Caceres9.2 
 3. Orfila, Huesca9.2 
 4. Phillip, Burgos9.0 
 5. Donaldson, Canarias9.0 
 6. Sikma, La Palma8.8 
 7. Diouf, Palencia8.6 
 8. O''Leary, Palencia8.3 
 9. Antelo, Caceres8.2 
 10. McNeil, Huesca8.2 
Assists Per Game
 Oscar ALVARADO
  La Palma
  (184-PG-91)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Alvarado, La Palma5.3 
 2. Witt, Knet Clavijo4.8 
 3. Rodriguez, Caceres4.0 
 4. Jimenez, Menorca4.0 
 5. Bravo, Palencia4.0 
 6. Guerra, Granada3.6 
 7. Bernabe, Leon3.6 
 8. Sabat, Canarias3.6 
 9. Ordin, Girona3.6 
 10. Bivia, Mallorca3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Jeffrey XAVIER
  Palencia
  (185-G-85)
  Avg: 4
 1. Xavier, Palencia4.0 
 2. Bernabe, Leon3.0 
 3. Lopez, La Palma2.8 
 4. Guerra, Granada2.8 
 5. Alonso, Mallorca2.8 
 6. Toledo, Burgos2.4 
 7. Cobos, Granada2.2 
 8. Sikma, La Palma2.2 
 9. Schaftenaar, La P.2.0 
 10. Otegui, Menorca2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Thomas COLEMAN
  Girona
  (205-F/C-88)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Coleman, Girona1.8 
 2. Kuzmin, Clinicas.1.8 
 3. Diouf, Palencia1.6 
 4. Green, Mallorca1.0 
 5. Santana, La Palma1.0 
 6. Freimanis, Girona1.0 
 7. Mejeris, Knet Clav.1.0 
 8. El Hadji Mal., Cli.1.0 
 9. Moss, Palencia0.8 
 10. Schreiber, CB Tar.0.8 


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  SWEDEN   


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


Stats Leaders - Basketligan
Points Per Game
 Stephen MCDOWELL
  Solna
  (180-G-85)
  Avg: 26
 1. McDowell, Solna26.0 
 2. Zabas, Jamtland23.3 
 3. Mbemba, LF Basket20.3 
 4. McKnight, Boras18.8 
 5. Grundberg, Uppsala18.3 
 6. Carter, Uppsala17.7 
 7. Safford, LF Basket17.5 
 8. Sigurdarson, Sunds.17.5 
 9. Krayem, Boras17.5 
 10. Akesson, 0817.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Hlynur BAERINGSSON
  Sunds.
  (200-F/C-82)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Baeringsson, Sunds.11.5 
 2. Toombs, Eco Orebro10.5 
 3. Johnson, Uppsala10.3 
 4. Akesson, 088.5 
 5. Palm, Boras8.3 
 6. McKnight, Boras8.3 
 7. Lalugba, Jamtland8.3 
 8. Safford, LF Basket8.0 
 9. Ermolinskij, Sunds.8.0 
 10. Watt, Eco Orebro8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Rudy MBEMBA
  LF Basket
  (181-G-87)
  Avg: 10
 1. Mbemba, LF Basket10.0 
 2. Carter, Uppsala6.3 
 3. Krayem, Boras5.8 
 4. Hellgren, Jamtland5.3 
 5. Akesson, 084.0 
 6. Eriksson, Uppsala4.0 
 7. Pleick, Eco Orebro4.0 
 8. Mitchell, Norrkopi.3.8 
 9. Smith, Sodertalje3.5 
 10. Jeromanovs, Norrk.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Johnell SMITH
  Sodertalje
  (186-PG-80)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Smith, Sodertalje3.8 
 2. Mbemba, LF Basket3.0 
 3. Zabas, Jamtland2.8 
 4. Johnson, Sundsvall2.8 
 5. Ramsey, LF Basket2.8 
 6. Carter, Uppsala2.7 
 7. Mitchell, Norrkopi.2.5 
 8. McDowell, Solna2.5 
 9. Pleick, Eco Orebro2.3 
 10. Koutras, Eco Oreb.2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Demond WATT
  Eco Orebro
  (200-F-89)
  Avg: 3
 1. Watt, Eco Orebro3.0 
 2. Johnson, Uppsala2.3 
 3. Ramsey, LF Basket2.3 
 4. Simms, Sodertalje1.5 
 5. Toombs, Eco Orebro1.5 
 6. Lalugba, Jamtland1.5 
 7. Blom, 081.3 
 8. Gregory, Sundsvall1.0 
 9. Doychinov, Solna1.0 
 10. Odada, 081.0 


Basketligan: Round Four - by Eurobasket News
Round 4 means everything may happen in Basketligan as the season just started. There were many interesting games last round. The round ended with change at the leadership position and favorites losing the games.

Round 4 in Basketligan means a new league leader. The biggest surprise took place in Uppsala where host Uppsala Basket (4-0) beat league's leader Norrkoping Dolphins (3-1) 83-79 on Tuesday evening. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Norrkoping Dolphins. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Norrkoping Dolphins trailed by 16 points after 3 quarters before a 27-15 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 79-83 at the end of the game. 26 personal fouls committed by Norrkoping Dolphins helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American forward Delvon Johnson (205-89, college: Arkansas, agency: Priority Sports) fired a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. The former international swingman Stefan Grundberg (198-82, college: Geneva) chipped in 24 points. American-British forward Oladapo Ayuba (198-86, college: UMKC) produced 15 points and 9 rebounds for lost side. Uppsala Basket have a solid four-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader. Defending champion Norrkoping Dolphins dropped to the second place with one game lost. They share the position with 08. They were replaced at the leadership position by Uppsala. Norrkoping Dolphins will play next round against Sodertalje Kings trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Uppsala Basket will try to continue on its current victory against fifth ranked LF Basket in Lulea.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked LF Basket (2-2) against tenth ranked Solna Vikings (1-3) on Tuesday night. Visiting LF Basket was defeated by Solna Vikings in Solna 103-93. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Stephen McDowell (180-85, college: Chattanooga, agency: Warren Sports International) who helped to win the game recording 42 points (!!!) and 4 assists. Logi Gunnarsson contributed with 21 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. The former international guard Rudy Mbemba (181-87) replied with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 12 assists for LF Basket. Solna Vikings left bottom position moving up to eighth place, which they share with Jamtland. LF Basket at the other side dropped to the fourth position with two games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Solna Vikings will play against higher ranked Sundsvall Dragons (#7) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. LF Basket will play against the league's leader Uppsala Basket having rather not much hope for a victory.
Bottom-ranked Eco Orebro (0-4) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 83-65 loss to eighth ranked Sodertalje Kings (2-2) in Orebro on Tuesday evening. Worth to mention a great performance of Kenneth Simms who helped to win the game recording 23 points and 6 rebounds (perfect from the field making all nine shots !!!). At the losing side Bernard Toombs responded with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 11 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Sodertalje Kings moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Eco Orebro still closes the standings with four games lost. Sodertalje Kings will meet higher ranked Norrkoping Dolphins (#3) in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Eco Orebro will play against KFUM Jamtland (#8) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
The game in Jamtland was also worth to mention about. Third ranked 08 Stockholm (3-1) played at the court of 8th ranked KFUM Jamtland (1-3). 08 Stockholm defeated KFUM Jamtland 96-82. The winners were led by Helgi Magnusson who had that evening a double-double by scoring 12 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. 08 Stockholm have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Norrkoping. KFUM Jamtland at the other side keeps the eighth position with three games lost. 08 Stockholm's next round opponent will be Boras Basket (#4) at home. KFUM Jamtland will play against Eco Orebro (#10) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Boras was also quite interesting. One of their biggest challengers Sundsvall Dragons (2-2) played at the court of sixth ranked Boras Basket (2-2). Boras Basket managed to secure a 6-point victory 91-85 on Tuesday. Omar Krayem fired 26 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals for the winners. Boras Basket moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Sundsvall Dragons. Boras Basket will face league's second-placed 08 Stockholm on the road in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Sundsvall Dragons will play against Solna Vikings.



Jamtland - 08 82-96

The game in Jamtland was also worth to mention about. Third ranked 08 Stockholm (3-1) played at the court of 8th ranked KFUM Jamtland (1-3). 08 Stockholm defeated KFUM Jamtland 96-82. The game was mostly controlled by 08 Stockholm. KFUM Jamtland was better in third quarter 25-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. 08 Stockholm made 20-of-26 charity shots (76.9 percent) during the game. The winners were led by Icelandic swingman Helgi Magnusson (198-82, college: Catawba) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 12 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists and forward Francis Odada (197-89) supported him with 17 points and 6 rebounds. Even 19 points and 4 assists by Lithuanian point guard Evaldas Zabas (188-88) did not help to save the game for KFUM Jamtland. Icelandic guard Brynjar Bjornsson (191-88, college: Francis Marion) added 12 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. 08 Stockholm have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Norrkoping. KFUM Jamtland at the other side keeps the eighth position with three games lost. 08 Stockholm's next round opponent will be Boras Basket (#4) at home. KFUM Jamtland will play against Eco Orebro (#10) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
08: F.Odada 17+6reb, J.Akesson 14+5reb+3ast, J.Blom 12+3reb, H.Magnusson 12+10reb+4ast, G.Nystrom 9+5reb+2ast, D.Persson 9+2reb+1ast
Jamtland: E.Zabas 19+4reb+4ast, D.Klaric 18+4reb+2ast, B.Bjornsson 12+9reb+4ast, S.Hellgren 10+1reb+3ast, J.Ronstrom 8+3reb+1ast, F.Rasmusson 6+2reb
gschID: 132192


Uppsala - Norrkoping 83-79

Round 4 in Basketligan means a new league leader. The biggest surprise took place in Uppsala where host Uppsala Basket (4-0) beat league's leader Norrkoping Dolphins (3-1) 83-79 on Tuesday evening. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Norrkoping Dolphins. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Norrkoping Dolphins trailed by 16 points after 3 quarters before a 27-15 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 79-83 at the end of the game. 26 personal fouls committed by Norrkoping Dolphins helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American forward Delvon Johnson (205-89, college: Arkansas, agency: Priority Sports) fired a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. The former international swingman Stefan Grundberg (198-82, college: Geneva) chipped in 24 points. Four Uppsala Basket players scored in double figures. American-British forward Oladapo Ayuba (198-86, college: UMKC) produced 15 points and 9 rebounds and Lithuanian forward Povilas Sakinis (199-80) added 16 points respectively for lost side. Uppsala Basket have a solid four-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader. Defending champion Norrkoping Dolphins dropped to the second place with one game lost. They share the position with 08. They were replaced at the leadership position by Uppsala. Norrkoping Dolphins will play next round against Sodertalje Kings trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Uppsala Basket will try to continue on its current victory against fifth ranked LF Basket in Lulea.
Top scorers:
Uppsala: S.Grundberg 24+3reb+3ast, D.Johnson 19+12reb+1ast, R.Carter 17+3reb+4ast, J.Jeansson 12+7reb+1ast, O.Lindell 6+3reb, R.Eriksson 4+2reb+4ast
Norrkoping: P.Sakinis 16+3reb+1ast, O.Ayuba 15+9reb+2ast, A.Mitchell 13+1reb+2ast, M.Lindquist 11+2reb, A.Saks 9+6reb, E.Jeromanovs 7+1reb+5ast
gschID: 132188


Solna - LF Basket 103-93

Very important is a road loss of third ranked LF Basket (2-2) against tenth ranked Solna Vikings (1-3) on Tuesday night. Visiting LF Basket was defeated by Solna Vikings in Solna 103-93. The hosts were ahead by 6 points but lost the second period ending it with a 4-point deficit before their 28-14 run, which allowed them to win the game. Solna Vikings made 18-of-21 charity shots (85.7 percent) during the game. Solna Vikings outrebounded LF Basket 36-25 including 21 on the defensive glass. They shot the lights out from three nailing 19 long-distance shots on high 57.6 percentage. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Stephen McDowell (180-85, college: Chattanooga, agency: Warren Sports International) who helped to win the game recording 42 points (!!!) and 4 assists. Icelandic guard Logi Gunnarsson (190-81) contributed with 21 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. The former international guard Rudy Mbemba (181-87) replied with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 12 assists and American forward Justin Safford (205, college: Missouri, agency: Hart Sports Mngm) added 19 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for LF Basket. Five LF Basket players scored in double figures. Solna Vikings left bottom position moving up to eighth place, which they share with Jamtland. LF Basket at the other side dropped to the fourth position with two games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Solna Vikings will play against higher ranked Sundsvall Dragons (#7) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. LF Basket will play against the league's leader Uppsala Basket having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Solna: S.McDowell 42+4reb+4ast, L.Gunnarsson 21+7reb+6ast, A.Jukes 11+6reb, L.Myrthil 8+3reb, R.Blomberg 8+6reb, K.Doychinov 7+8reb
LF Basket: J.Safford 19+9reb+2ast, R.Mbemba 18+2reb+12ast, C.Ryan 16+1reb+2ast, M.Pahlmblad 13+1reb+1ast, U.Igbavboa 12+1reb, K.Ramsey 10+7reb
gschID: 132189


Boras - Sundsvall 91-85

The game in Boras was also quite interesting. One of their biggest challengers Sundsvall Dragons (2-2) played at the court of sixth ranked Boras Basket (2-2). Boras Basket managed to secure a 6-point victory 91-85 on Tuesday. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Sundsvall Dragons won third quarter 28-24. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Boras Basket won last quarter 19-15. They made 18-of-23 free shots (78.3 percent) during the game. Lebanese-American guard Omar Krayem (185-86, college: Cal.Baptist) fired 26 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals for the winners. American forward Christopher McKnight (201-87, college: Akron) chipped in a double-double by scoring 23 points and 11 rebounds. Ukrainian-Icelandic swingman Pavel Ermolinskij (202-87, agency: TSS Management) produced a double-double by scoring 16 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists and Icelandic guard Jakob Sigurdarson (192-82, college: Birmingham Souther) added 20 points respectively for lost side. Five Sundsvall Dragons players scored in double figures. Boras Basket moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Sundsvall Dragons. Boras Basket will face league's second-placed 08 Stockholm on the road in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Sundsvall Dragons will play against Solna Vikings.
Top scorers:
Boras: O.Krayem 26+6reb+5ast, C.McKnight 23+11reb, J.Thomas 13+8reb+4ast, M.Goransson 9, R.Zamroz 7+1reb+1ast, F.Andersson 5+2reb
Sundsvall: J.Sigurdarson 20+3ast, P.Ermolinskij 16+11reb+4ast, M.Johnson 14+2reb+2ast, D.Gregory 13+5reb, H.Baeringsson 10+8reb, T.Liden 6
gschID: 132190


Eco Orebro - Sodertalje 65-83

Bottom-ranked Eco Orebro (0-4) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 83-65 loss to eighth ranked Sodertalje Kings (2-2) in Orebro on Tuesday evening. The game was mostly controlled by Sodertalje Kings. Eco Orebro managed to win fourth quarter 23-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Sodertalje Kings made 16-of-17 free shots (94.1 percent) during the game. Worth to mention a great performance of American center Kenneth Simms (203-86, college: Cumberland) who helped to win the game recording 23 points and 6 rebounds (perfect from the field making all nine shots !!!) and international guard Dino Pita (192-88) who added 17 points during the contest. Five Sodertalje Kings players scored in double figures. At the losing side American center Bernard Toombs (208-87, college: Troy) responded with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 11 rebounds and his fellow American import forward Demond Watt (200-89, college: Texas A&M - C.C.) scored 13 points and 5 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Sodertalje Kings moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Eco Orebro still closes the standings with four games lost. Sodertalje Kings will meet higher ranked Norrkoping Dolphins (#3) in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Eco Orebro will play against KFUM Jamtland (#8) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Sodertalje: K.Simms 23+6reb, D.Pita 17+3ast, M.Griskenas 13+5reb, J.Smith 12+2reb+4ast, T.Borg 10+3reb+2ast, A.Lindqvist 4+2reb
Eco Orebro: B.Toombs 21+11reb, D.Watt 13+5reb+1ast, T.Georgitsis 10, P.Hampton 7+1reb+1ast, C.Koutras 4+1reb+1ast, B.Barton 4
gschID: 132191




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Kgomotso Sefolosha joins Vevey Riviera - by Luca Maffioli
Kgomotso Sefolosha (199-F-83, college: Mineral Area CC) is no longer a member of Blonay Basket. He decided to joins Vevey Riviera in 1LN. Kgomotso, brother of Thabo, came back to play basketball after four seasons. The Swiss forward start his career in Tege Riviera Basket but in 2002 he left Swiss to play in USA with Mineral Area CC. After USA he spent two years in France with Saint-Etienne and ESPE Chalons-en-Champagne. He was a member of Swiss NT and he is also a rapper: his name is Enigma.

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U16 Asia Championship: China register second straight win in Nha Trang City - by Eurobasket News
China U16 - Taiwan U16 75:44

China registered the second consecutive win at the U16 Asia Championship in Vietnam. They outscored Taiwan on the second day of the tournament. Zhou Qi (215-C-96) stepped up with 24 points to pace the winners. Taiwan fell at 1-1 record after the loss.
The teams stayed close early in the encounter but China pulled ahead to take a 17:12 after ten minutes of action. The defending champions kept their opponents at bay throughout the second term. China recorded a 38:28 lead at the interval. China cleared off in the third frame. They established a 21-point lead at the final break 58:37. Taiwan managed just 7 points in the final quarter as China cruised to the victory at the end. Xiaopeng Guo notched 20 points, while Pan Ning (210-C-95) had 10 points for the winners. Wang I-Fan (95) responded with 13 points for Taiwan. Kuan-shiuan Lu delivered 10 points in the losing case.

China U16: Zhou Qi 24, Xiaopeng Guo 20, Pan Ning 10
Taiwan U16: Wang I-Fan 13, Kuan-shiuan Lu 10


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Tofas gets prospect Sertac Sanli on loan from Galatasaray - by Eurobasket News
Sertac Sanli (212-F/C-91, agency: Beo Basket) will play this season for Tofas Bursa. The Turkish prospect is sent on loan by Galatasaray. Sanli joined Galatasaray a year ago. He had 2.6 ppg and 1.1 rpg for them in 16 TBL games. He added 6.5 ppg and 4.5 rpg for two games in EuroCup. Sanli also played for Darussafaka last season in TB2L. He had 10.1 ppg, 9.2 rpg and 1.4 bpg for 9 games. Sertac Sanli played for Genc Telekom from 2008 to 2010. He averaged 11.9 points and 7.1 rebounds in their second season together (TB2L). Sanli was a member of the Turkish U20 NT this summer. He registered 8.6 ppg and 4.4 rpg for 9 games at the European Championships U20 in Bilbao. He also played for U18 and U16 Turkey in the past.

Galatasaray won as Lakovic stars - by Ugur Turker
Galatasaray Medical Park Istanbul won first Euroleague match in their history against Asseco Prokom 3 Gdynia Gdynia 76 - 72. Slovenian Jaka Lakovic (186-G-78) was the key reason behind victory with 21 pts, 3 reb,4 ass. Along with these 21 pts, Jaka Lakovic became 3th most scorer player in Euroleaguye History by getting ahead of former CSKA Moscow player J.R. Holden (185-G-76, college: Bucknell). After head to head first two periods, Galatasaray took the lead with 17-2 run in first 6 minutes in third period. In last period, Asseco Prokom 3 Gdynia Gdynia's efforts with 18-2 were not enough for home victory. Preston Shumpert (198-G/F-79, college: Syracuse) helped Jaka Lakovic with 12 pts while Luksa Andric (210-C-85, agency: Beo Basket) scored 11 pts in Galatasaray Medical Park Istanbul. In Asseco Prokom Gdynia, Donatas Motiejunas (213-F/C-90, agency: Interperformances) and Adam Hrycaniuk (208-C-84, college: Cincinnati) were the most scorer players with 15 pts when Alonzo Gee (198-G-87, college: Alabama) played with 10 pts, 9 reb. In second round of Euroleague, Galatasaray will play against Unics Kazan in Istanbul.

Mirza Teletovic leads Caja Laboral to victory in Istanbul - by Eurobasket News
Fenerbahce Ulker - Caja Laboral 66-69

Fenerbahce Ulker opened 2011/12 Euroleague season in style. The Vitoria team grabbed 66-69 road victory against the reigning Turkish champion Fenerbahce Ulker. Both squads are placed to Group A of the regular season. Mirza Teletovic (206-F-85, agency: Beo Basket) was a key player in victory with 23 points and 6 rebounds. Milko Bjelica (207-C-84, agency: Beo Basket) secured a nice help adding 12 points and 5 rebs, while Kevin Seraphin (205-F/C-89) added 10 points and 6 rebs. In Fener, Omer Onan (194-G-78) top-scored with 16 points. James Gist (205-F-86) (7 rebs) and Roko-Leni Ukic (196-G-84) netted 10 points each. It was a very exciting game until the end. Oleson brought Caja Laboral 64-68 lead from the free throw line and there was 18 seconds to go. Omer Onan got to the line with 14.6 seconds left and converted twice. Fener quickly fouled Ribas, who made only 1 free throw, thus opening the door for the hosts. Roko-Leni Ukic found a wide-open Omer Onan at the top of the key, but his shot bounced out and Laboral managed to grab the rebound and claim a crucial road win. Quarters: 20-12, 16-22, 12-19, 18-16. In the next game, Caja Laboral will host Bennet Cantu. Fenerbahce Ulker will meet Olympiakos on the road.

Fenerbahce Ulker: Omer Onan 16, James Gist 10+7 boards, Roko-Leni Ukic 10
Caja Laboral: Mirza Teletovic 23+6 boards, Milko Bjelica 12+5 boards, Kevin Seraphin 10+6 boards


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Voronin new Halychyna coach - by Alexei Revenko
Yesterday Politekhnika-Halychyna announced that club part ways with coach Dmitrij Bazelevskij . Politekhnika-Halychyna start poor with only one victiry in 6 games and after last game against Ferro team managers decided to break contract with Dmitrij Bazelevskij . Valentin Voronin will become a new head coach of the club. Valentin was a head coach of Politekhnika-Halychyna in 2008 and 2009. Last season he worked in youth Khimik team.

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Malvin defeated Defensor Sporting for the 7th round - by Hector Lopez
Malvin won its seven straigth game - four at the Uruguayan League and three for the South American League - defeating Defensor Sporting 89-77. Fernando Martinez (170-PG-79) scored 24 points, incluiding 5/7 three- point shots, and Reque Newsome (204-C-81, college: S.Indiana) added 22 points and 11 rebounds. Also for Malvin, Anthony Myles (208-F/C-82, agency: KMG Sports Management, college: Xavier) netted 13 with 4 rebounds and Christopher Jeffries (199-F-80, college: Wash.-St.Louis) 11 points and 8 rebounds. For Defensor Sporting, Robert Ferguson (203-F/C-85, college: St.Joseph's) scored 18 points with 3 rebounds and Christopher Jackson (208-C-81, college: N.Mexico St.) scored 10 points and grabbed 14 rebounds.
Torre Johnson scored 27 points and took 18 rebounds for Olimpia to beat Cader 88-69. Also for Olimpia Marques Lewis (203-C-83, college: UAB) netted 12 points with 11 rebounds. For Cader Willard Crews (203-F-88, college: Bowie St.) scired 17 points with 7 rebounds and 3 blocks, while Jason Hartford (206-F-85) scored 4 with 4 rebounds.


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


Stats Leaders - LUB
Points Per Game
 Torre JOHNSON
  Olimpia
  (198-F-85)
  Avg: 27.2
 1. Johnson, Olimpia27.2 
 2. Crews, Cader25.6 
 3. Herring, Bohemios25.5 
 4. Moore, Montevideo24.5 
 5. Silveira, Defensor22.7 
 6. Nelson, Welcome21.7 
 7. Roland, Sayago21.2 
 8. Palacios, Cordon20.2 
 9. Douglas, Bohemios20.0 
 10. Haller, Montevideo19.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Otis POLK
  Montevideo
  (206-C-88)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Polk, Montevideo11.3 
 2. Jackson, Defensor10.8 
 3. Douglas, Bohemios10.5 
 4. Morales, Aguada10.2 
 5. Johnson, Olimpia10.2 
 6. Crews, Cader10.0 
 7. Martin, Guruyu W.9.8 
 8. Jones, Aguada9.8 
 9. Haller, Montevideo9.7 
 10. Caudle, Un.Atleti.9.7 
Assists Per Game
 Gustavo BARRERA
  Hebraica
  (194-G-85)
  Avg: 8
 1. Barrera, Hebraica8.0 
 2. Gonzalez, Aguada7.4 
 3. Fitipaldo, Malvin6.7 
 4. Martinez, Malvin6.0 
 5. Jeffries, Malvin5.0 
 6. Muro, Aguada4.8 
 7. de Gouveia, Monte.4.8 
 8. Cambon, Bigua4.6 
 9. Acosta, Welcome4.3 
 10. Trasante, Olimpia4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Mathias CALFANI
  Bigua
  (202-C-92)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Calfani, Bigua3.5 
 2. Barrera, Hebraica3.4 
 3. Moore, Montevideo3.0 
 4. Shellman, Sayago2.8 
 5. Garcia Moral., Big.2.8 
 6. Aguilera, Trouville2.7 
 7. Tornaria, Trouville2.6 
 8. Giano, Cordon2.5 
 9. Silvarrey, Sayago2.4 
 10. Gallo, Sayago2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Otis POLK
  Montevideo
  (206-C-88)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Polk, Montevideo2.3 
 2. Smith, Malvin2.0 
 3. Crews, Cader2.0 
 4. Douglas, Bohemios1.8 
 5. Calfani, Bigua1.5 
 6. Mitchell, Guruyu W.1.5 
 7. Newsome, Malvin1.5 
 8. Shellman, Sayago1.4 
 9. Jones, Aguada1.3 
 10. Herring, Bohemios1.3 


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Uzbekistan U16 National Team 2011 - by Greg
4 Sergey Zimoveyskiy 178-G-95
5 Farrukhjon Muratov 185-G-95
6 Artur Ovanesov 192-F-95
7 Danil Kim 185-G-96
8 Aleksey Budyakov 185-G-96
9 Shavkat Akramov 185-G-95
10 Bogdan Erofeev 195-F-95
11 Shahbozhon Murodkhonov 188-G-96
12 Vladislav Morkovskiy 187-G-95
13 Jakhongir Djakhangirov 190-F-96
14 Artem Ivashov 198-F/C-96
15 Ruslan Bokhodirov 215-C-95

Artyom Lebedev Head Coach


U16 Asia Championship: Iraq open win count in Vietnam - by Eurobasket News
Iraq U16 - Uzbekistan U16 100:32

Iraq recorded the first win at the U16 Asia Championship in Vietnam. They overcame Uzbekistan to improve at 1-1 record in Group B. Uzbekistan fell at 0-2 record after the loss.
Iraq set the tone early in the encounter. They erupted for 33 points in the starting frame to take a 27-point lead. Iraq maintained the lead throughout the second quarter. They recorded a 59:13 lead at the interval. The teams went scoreless in the third quarter. But Iraq exploded with 41 points in the fourth frame to seal the victory at the end. Dhulfiqar Ali (185-G-96) scored 21 points to pace the winners. Ali Ahmed (194-F-95) added 20 points in the winning case. Farukhjon Muratov answered with 11 points for Uzbekistan. Ruslan Bokhodirov had 6 points in the losing effort.

Iraq U16: Dhulfiqar Ali 21, Ali Ahmed 20, Karrar Hamzah (187-G/F-95) 13
Uzbekistan U16: Farukhjon Muratov 11, Ruslan Bokhodirov 6


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Standings - LNB
LNB Standings
 1. Cent.Apure 15-2 
 2. Estudiantes 14-5 
 3. Tiburones 13-7 
 4. Graneros 12-8 
 5. Lanc.Cojedes 11-9 
 6. Rojos de Sucre 10-10 
 7. Atleticos UCV 2-18 
 8. Cacaoteros 1-17 


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Vietnamese U16 National Team 2011 - by Greg
4 Tan Dinh Duy 176-G-95
5 Tung Nguyen 173-G-95
6 Tung Nguyen 173-G-95
7 Jason Tran 180-F-95
8 Nghiep Tran Vy 170-G-95
9 Minh Do Duy 180-F-95
10 Phong Cao Thanh 174-G-96
11 Thanh Tran Nguyen 175-G-96
12 Hung Nguyen Van 187-F-95
13 Cong Dinh Tien 182-F-96
14 Thong Nguyen Duy 180-F-95
15 Guan Phan Minh 185-F-95

Nguyen Thien Son Head Coach




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Women News

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


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Ashley WALLACE
  KK Talli.
  (183-C-85)
  Avg: 24
 1. Wallace, KK Talli.24.0 
 2. Nimane, TTT Riga22.0 
 3. Krastina, TTT Riga21.0 
 4. Miil, KK Talli.16.0 
 5. Kozun, Olimpia15.0 
 6. Belickaite, Kibirk.15.0 
 7. Lagzdina, TTT Riga15.0 
 8. Puu, KK Tallina U.14.0 
 9. Istseliatsov., Min.14.0 
 10. Dudenaite, Sirenos13.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Egle TARASEVICIUTE
  Siren.
  (182-F-90)
  Avg: 12
 1. Taraseviciut., Sir.12.0 
 2. Surkusa, TTT Riga10.0 
 3. Liutkute, Sirenos9.0 
 4. Alminaite, Sirenos9.0 
 5. Haponava, Berezina8.0 
 6. Pumpure, TTT J.8.0 
 7. Kasemagi, KK Talli.8.0 
 8. Filonchyk, Olimpia8.0 
 9. Iordan, Olimpia7.0 
 10. Myshapud, Victoria7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Sahellie DANIELS
  Kibirk.
  (170-G-84)
  Avg: 9
 1. Daniels, Kibirk.9.0 
 2. Kashlei, Olimpia6.0 
 3. Sarapaite, Sirenos5.0 
 4. Krastina, TTT Riga5.0 
 5. Haas, Eclex Tallinn4.0 
 6. Pavlovska, TTT Ri.4.0 
 7. Shmatova, Olimpia4.0 
 8. Metsalu, Eclex T.3.0 
 9. Shcharbakova, Mins.3.0 
 10. Taraseviciut., Si.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Alina IORDAN
  Olimpia
  (192-C-88)
  Avg: 6
 1. Iordan, Olimpia6.0 
 2. Shmatova, Olimpia4.0 
 3. Krastina, TTT Riga4.0 
 4. Lalovich, Minsk-20.3.0 
 5. Nimane, TTT Riga3.0 
 6. Rosenfeldt, Eclex3.0 
 7. Filonchyk, Olimpia3.0 
 8. Zilinskaite, Kibir.3.0 
 9. Metsalu, Eclex T.3.0 
 10. Belickaite, Kibir.3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Ala MURAUSKAYA
  Olimpia
  (185-F-85)
  Avg: 2
 1. Murauskaya, Olimpia2.0 
 2. Surkusa, TTT Riga2.0 
 3. Filonchyk, Olimpia2.0 
 4. Alminaite, Sirenos2.0 
 5. Kasemagi, KK Talli.2.0 
 6. Langina, TTT J.1.0 
 7. Ptitsona, Eclex T.1.0 
 8. Rashchenia, Olimpia1.0 
 9. Horodetskaya, Mins.1.0 
 10. Rebianchuk, Minsk.1.0 


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  BELGIUM - Women  


D1 Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Krystel BALLAU
  Spirou M.
  (168-G-84)
  Avg: 22
 1. Ballau, Spirou M.22.0 
 2. Delvaux, Jeugd G.19.5 
 3. Meesseman, Blue C.19.0 
 4. Van Respaill., War.19.0 
 5. Demirer, Spirou M.18.5 
 6. Boydens, Tuliki.18.0 
 7. VanMalderen, Dexia16.5 
 8. Boonen, Kangoero.16.0 
 9. Greene, Point Cha.15.0 
 10. Ibekwe, Dexia N.14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 An-Katrien NAUWELAERS
  Sint K.
  (178-F-95)
  Avg: 13
 1. Nauwelaers, Sint K.13.0 
 2. Winkelmans, Sint K.11.0 
 3. Maes, Tulikivi.10.5 
 4. Demirer, Spirou M.10.0 
 5. Boonen, Kangoero.10.0 
 6. Meesseman, Blue C.10.0 
 7. Verbeest, Tuliki.9.5 
 8. Greene, Point Cha.9.5 
 9. Van Respaill., War.8.0 
 10. Michiels, Spirou8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Krystel BALLAU
  Spirou M.
  (168-G-84)
  Avg: 4
 1. Ballau, Spirou M.4.0 
 2. Ibekwe, Dexia N.4.0 
 3. Devliegher, Blue C.3.0 
 4. Deyaert, Waregem3.0 
 5. Rosseel, Blue Cats3.0 
 6. Hamaide, Spirou M.3.0 
 7. Van Driel, Kangoe.2.7 
 8. Versavel, Blue Cats2.5 
 9. Meesseman, Blue C.2.5 
 10. Delaere, Kangoero.2.3 
Steals Per Game
 Emma MEESSEMAN
  Blue C.
  (192-C-93)
  Avg: 5
 1. Meesseman, Blue C.5.0 
 2. Mayombo, Point C.4.5 
 3. Greene, Point Cha.4.5 
 4. Rosseel, Blue Cats3.5 
 5. Delvaux, Jeugd G.3.5 
 6. Boonen, Kangoero.2.7 
 7. Degels, Jeugd G.2.5 
 8. Mayombo, Point C.2.5 
 9. Deneil, Dexia Namur2.5 
 10. Devliegher, Blue2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 An-Katrien NAUWELAERS
  Sint K.
  (178-F-95)
  Avg: 4
 1. Nauwelaers, Sint K.4.0 
 2. Meesseman, Blue C.2.0 
 3. Boonen, Kangoero.1.7 
 4. Dochez, Willebroek1.7 
 5. Vanloo, Waregem1.0 
 6. Plasman, Blue Cats1.0 
 7. Raman, Waregem1.0 
 8. Decroos, Kangoero.1.0 
 9. Tetschiag, Waregem1.0 
 10. Mans, Willebroek0.7 


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  CZECH REPUBLIC - Women  


Galatasaray needed 14-0 run to seal the victory over USK Praha - by Eurobasket News
USK Praha-Galatasaray 70:78

Galatasaray won their second straight game at EuroLegaue 2011/2012 season. The Turkish representative overcame USK Praha 78:70 in the capital of Czech Republic.
USK Praha shocked the opponents with 11-0 run as Delisha Milton-Jones (186-F-74, agency: Josep and Nicolas, college: Florida) scored the last points of the lead. Tina Charles (193-C-88, agency: LBM Management, college: Connecticut) closed the period for her side and brought 18:13. Eldebrink scored for 24:13 and Katerina Elhotova (180-G-89) nailed three for 27:19. Bartonova made two free throws at the end of the half for 34:31 home side lead.
The hosts led also in the third period until Alba Torrens (188-F-89) tied the game at 48:48. USK Prague were not ready to surrender, however, and Burgrova made a pair of quick baskets to help them edge back in front, 62:60 on Eva Viteckova's jump shot. Ilona Burgrova (196-C-84, college: S.Carolina) made it 70:64, but those points were the last for USK Praha. A 14-0 run allowed the Turkish side to seal the victory.
Alba Torrens stepped up with 23 points, while Tina Charles collected 18 points and 11 rebounds. Ivanka Matic (195-F/C-79, agency: LBM Management) notched 11 and Diana Taurasi (182-F/G-82, college: Connecticut) had 10. Delisha Milton-Jones replied with 19 points and 10 rebounds. Ilona Burgrova collected 15 points and 12 boards, whilst Katerina Elhotova notched 10.

USK Praha: Delisha Milton-Jones 19+10 rebs, Ilona Burgrova 15+12 rebs, Katerina Elhotova 10
Galatasaray: Alba Torrens 23, Tina Charles 18+11 rebs, Ivanka Matic 11, Diana Taurasi 10


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  EUROLEAGUE - Women  


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Eshaya MURPHY
  Ros C.
  (182-G/F-85)
  Avg: 24
 1. Murphy, Ros C.24.0 
 2. Wauters, Ros C.21.5 
 3. Jones, Rivas Ecopo.21.5 
 4. Torrens, Galatasa.20.5 
 5. Taurasi, Galatasa.20.5 
 6. Veremeenko, Nadez.20.5 
 7. Greco, Taranto20.0 
 8. Milton-Jones, USK19.5 
 9. McCoughtry, Fener.19.0 
 10. Matovic, Fener.19.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ann WAUTERS
  Ros C.
  (194-C-80)
  Avg: 11
 1. Wauters, Ros C.11.0 
 2. Tamane, Fenerbahce11.0 
 3. Ujhelyi, Wisla C.10.5 
 4. Bjelica, Wisla C.10.5 
 5. Milton-Jones, USK10.0 
 6. Linkeviciene, VICI.10.0 
 7. Robinson, Frisco S.9.0 
 8. Stepanova, UMMC9.0 
 9. Krnjic, UNIQA E.9.0 
 10. Bonner, Perfumer.9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Laia PALAU
  Ros Casares
  (178-G-79)
  Avg: 8
 1. Palau, Ros Casares8.0 
 2. Lawson-Wade, Latt.6.0 
 3. Skerovic, Spartak5.5 
 4. Macchi, Familia Sc.5.5 
 5. Zoll, CCC P.5.0 
 6. Nolan, UMMC5.0 
 7. Ballardini, Taranto5.0 
 8. Dumerc, Bourges4.5 
 9. Cohen, Familia Sch.4.5 
 10. Pilypaitis, VICI-.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Isil ALBEN
  Galatasaray
  (170-G-86)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Alben, Galatasaray5.5 
 2. Arrondo, Tarbes4.0 
 3. Robert, Lotos G.4.0 
 4. Linkeviciene, VICI.4.0 
 5. Pascalau, Taranto3.0 
 6. Brown, Bourges3.0 
 7. Palau, Ros Casares3.0 
 8. Zavecz, UNIQA E.3.0 
 9. Fernandez, Perfume.3.0 
 10. Petrovic, Spartak2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Agnieszka MAJEWSKA
  CCC P.
  (195-C-82)
  Avg: 2
 1. Majewska, CCC P.2.0 
 2. Preiss, Tarbes2.0 
 3. Vesela, Ros Casar.1.5 
 4. Tanacan, Fenerbah.1.0 
 5. Sliskovic, Rivas E.1.0 
 6. Dijon, Lattes M.1.0 
 7. Sipaviciute, VICI-.1.0 
 8. Gruda, UMMC1.0 
 9. Wauters, Ros C.1.0 
 10. Kaltsidou, Bourges1.0 


Standings (Women)
Euroleague Standings
Group A
 1. Galatasaray 2-0 
 2. Ros Casares 2-0 
 3. UMMC 2-0 
 4. Bourges 1-1 
 5. Lotos Gdynia 0-1 
 6. SEAT Lami 0-1 
 7. USK Praha 0-2 
 8. VICI Kaunas 0-2 
Group B
 1. Perfumerias 2-0 
 2. Fenerbahce 1-0 
 3. Familia Schio 1-1 
 4. UNIQA Eurol. 1-1 
 5. Nadezhda O. 1-1 
 6. Tarbes 0-1 
 7. CCC Polkowice 0-2 
Group C
 1. Lattes Montp. 2-0 
 2. Wisla Can-Pak 2-0 
 3. Gospic 1-0 
 4. Dobri Anjeli 1-1 
 5. Spartak V MR 1-1 
 6. Taranto 0-1 
 7. Frisco Sika 0-2 
 8. Rivas Ecopolis 0-2 


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  FRANCE - Women  


UMMC beat Bourges in EuroLeague Day 2 opener - by Eurobasket News
UMMC-Bourges 68:50

UMMC beat Bourges in Day 2 opener to take 2-0 record in Group A. The Russian team needed 68:50 victory to hand the French side their first loss.
The Russian team easily took the lead and Arteshina made it 19:6. Bourges however closed the period with a 7-0 run and trailed 19:13 after the first 10 minutes. Sandrine Gruda (194-C-87) and Abrosimova scored for 21:13 and Cappie Pondexter (175-G-83, college: Rutgers) nailed three for 36:19. Abrosimova later closed the half at 38:23. UMMC did not even think of slowing down and won the third quarter 17-9. They allowed however the guests to win the last stanza 18-13 for the final result.
Sandrine Gruda and Deanna Nolan (181-G/F-79, agency: Josep and Nicolas, college: Georgia) top-scored for the winners with 16 points each. Cappie Pondexter nailed 11, while Yelena Leuchanka (196-C-83, college: W.Virginia) scored 9. Styliani Kaltsidou (188-C/F-83, agency: Josep and Nicolas) ended up with 17 points in the losing effort and Nwal-Endene Miyem (188-F-88) poured in 12.

UMMC: Sandrine Gruda 16, Deanna Nolan 16, Cappie Pondexter 11, Yelena Leuchanka 9
Bourges: Styliani Kaltsidou 17, Nwal-Endene Miyem 12


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  ICELAND - Women  


Standings - Women
Express L. Standings
 1. KR 2-0 
 2. Snaefell 2-0 
 3. Valur 1-1 
 4. Njardvik 1-1 
 5. Fjolnir 1-1 
 6. Keflavik 1-1 
 7. Hamar 0-2 
 8. Haukar 0-2 


stats leader
Points Per Game
 Britney JONES
  Fjolnir
  (170-G-87)
  Avg: 33
 1. Jones, Fjolnir33.0 
 2. Hardy, Njardvik30.0 
 3. Marlow, Snaefell24.0 
 4. Colson, KR24.0 
 5. Murphy, Hamar23.0 
 6. Mandylaris, Fjolnir22.5 
 7. Sigurdardott., Sna.21.0 
 8. Sigurjonsdot., Val.20.0 
 9. Gunnlaugsdot., Kef.19.5 
 10. Butler, Keflavik18.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Katina MANDYLARIS
  Fjolnir
  (--)
  Avg: 19
 1. Mandylaris, Fjolnir19.0 
 2. Tuomi, Hamar13.0 
 3. Hardy, Njardvik13.0 
 4. Butler, Keflavik12.5 
 5. Sigurdardott., Sna.10.5 
 6. Colson, KR10.0 
 7. Baker-Brice, Njard.9.5 
 8. Bjarnadottir, Valur8.0 
 9. Amundadottir, KR7.5 
 10. Rikhardsdott., Fj.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Britney JONES
  Fjolnir
  (170-G-87)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Jones, Fjolnir8.5 
 2. Lechlitner, Valur6.0 
 3. Sigurdardott., Sna.5.5 
 4. Butler, Keflavik5.5 
 5. Rhoads, Haukar5.0 
 6. Gudmundsdott., KR4.5 
 7. Baker-Brice, Njard.4.5 
 8. Sturludottir, KR4.5 
 9. Einarsdottir, KR4.0 
 10. Colson, KR4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Reyana COLSON
  KR
  (167-G-)
  Avg: 5
 1. Colson, KR5.0 
 2. Sturludottir, KR4.5 
 3. Murphy, Hamar4.5 
 4. Hardy, Njardvik4.5 
 5. Gunnlaugsdot., Kef.4.0 
 6. Butler, Keflavik3.5 
 7. Gunnarsdotti., Hau.3.5 
 8. Thorsteinsdo., Ham.3.0 
 9. Skuladottir, Njard.3.0 
 10. Baker-Brice, Njar.3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Jaleesa BUTLER
  Keflavik
  (183-F-87)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Butler, Keflavik3.5 
 2. Hermannsdott., Val.3.5 
 3. Saevarsdotti., Nja.2.0 
 4. Johannsdotti., Kef.2.0 
 5. Elam, Haukar1.5 
 6. Erlingsdotti., Val.1.5 
 7. Baker-Brice, Njard.1.0 
 8. Albertsdotti., Kef.1.0 
 9. Jones, Fjolnir1.0 
 10. Rhoads, Haukar1.0 


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  KAZAKHSTAN - Women  


Standings - Women
D1 Standings
 1. Astana Tigers 2-0 
 2. Okzhetpes Kok. 2-1 
 3. BK Almaty 1-1 
 4. Irtysh Pavlodar 1-1 
 5. Taraz 0-3 


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  LATVIA - Women  


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


Stats Leaders - Women
Points Per Game
 Karline NIMANE
  TTT Riga
  (188-F-90)
  Avg: 21.7
 1. Nimane, TTT Riga21.7 
 2. Krastina, TTT Riga20.7 
 3. Egle, DU19.3 
 4. Cinite, Cesis19.0 
 5. Niedola, Liepajas19.0 
 6. Baltace, DU15.7 
 7. Laksa, Kolibri/U-1615.3 
 8. Tomsone, TTT J.15.3 
 9. Alilujeva, Liepajas15.3 
 10. Malkevica, RTU-M.15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Sabine NIEDOLA
  Liepajas
  (184-F-91)
  Avg: 12
 1. Niedola, Liepajas12.0 
 2. Cinite, Cesis11.5 
 3. Bernsone, Cesis10.7 
 4. Horelika, Cesis10.0 
 5. Veidere, TTT J.8.7 
 6. Nimane, TTT Riga7.7 
 7. Alilujeva, Liepajas7.7 
 8. Langina, TTT J.7.7 
 9. Egle, DU7.7 
 10. Vitola, RTU-Merks7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Olesja JEVSEJEVA
  DU
  (174-F-86)
  Avg: 5
 1. Jevsejeva, DU5.0 
 2. Krastina, TTT Riga5.0 
 3. Niedola, Liepajas4.0 
 4. Neimane, TTT J.4.0 
 5. Nimane, TTT Riga3.7 
 6. Aizsila, TTT J.3.3 
 7. Kazakevica, DU3.3 
 8. Lapsina, Cesis3.0 
 9. Egle, DU3.0 
 10. Malkevica, RTU-M.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Ieva KRASTINA
  TTT Riga
  (175-G/F-90)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Krastina, TTT Riga4.3 
 2. Horelika, Cesis4.0 
 3. Pavlovska, TTT Ri.3.3 
 4. Reke, Cesis3.3 
 5. Line, Liepajas3.0 
 6. Malkevica, RTU-M.3.0 
 7. Nimane, TTT Riga2.7 
 8. Aizsila, TTT J.2.7 
 9. Bernsone, Cesis2.7 
 10. Reine, TTT Junior.2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Inese BUNDULE
  Cesis
  (195-C-82)
  Avg: 2
 1. Bundule, Cesis2.0 
 2. Tomsone, TTT J.2.0 
 3. Veidere, TTT J.1.7 
 4. Lisnere, RTU-Merks1.7 
 5. Surkusa, TTT Riga1.7 
 6. Krasovska, Liepajas1.5 
 7. Vitola, RTU-Merks1.3 
 8. Langina, TTT J.1.0 
 9. Nimane, TTT Riga1.0 
 10. Jundase, RTU-Mer.1.0 


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  LITHUANIA - Women  


Ros Casares edged VICI-Aistes in Spain for perfect 2-0 record - by Eurobasket News
Ros Casares- VICI-Aistes 83:55

Ros Casares edged VICI-Aistes in Spain for perfect 2-0 record in EuroLeague Group A campaign. The home side celebrated 83:55 victory to keep the Baltic State winless.
Eshaya Murphy (182-G/F-85, college: USC) brought 14:11 for the hosts in the end of the first period and Isabelle Yacoubou-Dehoui (190-C-86) scored for 24:17. An 18-0 Ros Casares run, capped by Isabelle Yacoubou's three-pointer, spanned the half-time interval and formed part of a third period in which the hosts poured in 30 points. Likhtarovich delivered two for 60:36 and Kuktiene scored for 64:40. Ros Casares added 16-15 in the last stanza to seal the victory.
Ann Wauters (194-C-80, agency: Josep and Nicolas) top-scored for the winners with 24 points and 11 rebounds, while Eshaya Murphy posted 22. Isabelle Yacoubou-Dehoui netted 19, while Jana Vesela (192-F-83) and Silvia Dominguez (167-PG-87) added 7 apiece. Vaida Sipaviciute (193-C-85, college: Syracuse) answered with 14 points in the losing case, whilst Sandra Linkeviciene (176-G-82) and Vita Kuktiene (186-F-80) delivered 12 each.

Ros Casares: Ann Wauters 24+11 rebs, Eshaya Murphy 22, Isabelle Yacoubou-Dehoui 19, Jana Vesela 7, Silvia Dominguez 7
VICI-Aistes: Vaida Sipaviciute 14, Sandra Linkeviciene 12, Vita Kuktiene 12


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  LUXEMBOURG - Women  


Standings - Women
Diekirch League Standings
 1. Basket Esch 4-0 
 2. Musel Pikes 4-0 
 3. AB Contern 3-1 
 4. Etzella 3-1 
 5. Residence 2-2 
 6. Amicale 1-3 
 7. Heffingen 1-3 
 8. Racing 1-3 
 9. T71 Dudelange 1-3 
 10. Telstar 0-4 


Stats Leaders - Women
Points Per Game
 Bridget YOERGER
  Racing
  (180-F-87)
  Avg: 30
 1. Yoerger, Racing30.0 
 2. Mosgrove, T71 D.27.3 
 3. Gardler, Amicale26.5 
 4. Beckel, Heffingen26.5 
 5. Stowe, AB Contern26.0 
 6. Cumberbatch, Telst.24.5 
 7. Donovan, Basket E.22.3 
 8. Micir, Residence20.0 
 9. Jones, Etzella19.3 
 10. Haris, Basket Es.18.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Bridget YOERGER
  Racing
  (180-F-87)
  Avg: 17
 1. Yoerger, Racing17.0 
 2. Beckel, Heffingen16.8 
 3. Jones, Etzella14.3 
 4. Mosgrove, T71 D.12.3 
 5. Gardler, Amicale11.8 
 6. Augustine, Basket11.3 
 7. Fisher, Musel Pikes11.0 
 8. Schaefers, Racing10.3 
 9. Donovan, Basket E.10.0 
 10. Szaboova, Basket8.8 
Assists Per Game
 Katie DONOVAN
  Basket E.
  (182-F/G-82)
  Avg: 6
 1. Donovan, Basket E.6.0 
 2. Ludivig, AB Contern4.5 
 3. Haris, Basket Esch4.5 
 4. Wagener, T71 D.4.3 
 5. Meintz, Amicale4.0 
 6. Augustine, Basket4.0 
 7. Wagener, T71 D.4.0 
 8. Schonecker, AB Co.4.0 
 9. Lemmer, Racing3.5 
 10. Schmit, Musel Pik.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Bridget YOERGER
  Racing
  (180-F-87)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Yoerger, Racing5.3 
 2. Fisher, Musel Pikes4.3 
 3. Wagener, T71 D.4.3 
 4. Cumberbatch, Telst.4.0 
 5. Schmit, Musel Pikes3.5 
 6. Mangen, Amicale3.3 
 7. Meintz, Amicale3.0 
 8. Welsch, AB Contern2.5 
 9. Beckel, Heffingen2.5 
 10. Schmit, T71 D.2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Diane SCHAEFERS
  Racing
  (185-C-83)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Schaefers, Racing1.7 
 2. Beckel, Heffingen1.3 
 3. Gardler, Amicale1.3 
 4. Yoerger, Racing1.3 
 5. Mazjoukhina, Musel1.3 
 6. Buzasi, Telstar1.0 
 7. Claes, Residence1.0 
 8. Diederich, Musel P.0.8 
 9. Cumberbatch, Telst.0.8 
 10. Schonecker, AB C.0.8 


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  NCAA1 - Women  


Baylor favored to win Big 12 - by Eurobasket News
The Baylor women's basketball team is the preseason favorite to win the Big 12 Conference.

Coach Kim Mulkey isn't worried about her team becoming complacent after last year's season ended with a 34-3 record and a loss to eventual national champion Texas A&M in the NCAA tournament.

After beating the Aggies three times, the Lady Bears fell one game short of the Final Four and lost to their archrivals.

Baylor has four returning starters, including player-of-the-year Brittney Griner (6'8''-C-90). It will be the final year before Texas A&M leaves for the Southeastern Conference and Missouri is also considering a departure from the Big 12.

Courtesy of http://sports.sportsillustrated.cnn.com


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  NIGERIA - Women  


First Deepwater BC battles Sunshine in final phase opener - by Olusegun Ikuesan
Defending champion of the Nigeria Basketball Federation organised Zenith Bank Women league First Deepwater basketball club will Thursday opened her title chase campaign in the final phase of the league at 10H00.

The high profile match will be a test case for the Oil and Gas ladies coached by Coach Lateef Latua Erinfolami is the first among the nine game of the phase at the sports hall of the national stadium, Lagos.

First Deepwater BC Chairman, Engr. Babatunde Babalola has urge his players to go all the way in its attempt to retain the Nigeria domestic league title.

Babalola says the players and their handlers will be handsomely rewarded should they retain the league diadem they won last year.

The Oil and Gas mogul told our correspondent that he is satisfy with the performance of the team who is just three seasons old in the Nigeria top flight league.

Our performance in the last phase of the league will determine whether we will retain the league title we won last year and the management have put everything in place to ensure that players are well motivated for the job at hand.

We will continue to reward excellence and do our best to promote excellence, the players and their coaches knows what it takes to be champion and the management have reminded them that retaining the league title is a collective bargain.

Management have set machinery in motion to ensure that the team lacked nothing in its drive to challenge for the title once again, Babalola concluded.

The club last weekend hosted it playmaker Nkechi Akashili to a reception for being part of the bronze winning and fourth place finish of the Nigeria Senior Women national team at the 10th All Africa Games and 22nd Afrobasket for Women in Mozambique and Mali.

The defending champion will take on Delta Force of Asaba on October 21 it will be the turn of Plateau Rocks basketball club of Jos to test the might of the champion on October 22 while it will have another test game against Dolphins basketball on October 23.

Coach Erinfolami and his wards will continue their search for a second consecutive title ambition when they stake their pride against Nigeria Immigration basketball club of Kano before the break on resumption on October 26 First Deepwater basketball club of Lagos will take on Adolescent Health and Information Programme, AHIP basketball club of Kano and it will take on FCT Queens of Abuja on October 27.

The champion biggest test comes on October 28 against former champion First Bank basketball club and round off her campaign against the Nigeria Customs Service basketball team on October 29.

Coach Erinfolami says his players are battle ready and would approach each game as if its the last.

The former Nigeria international is optimistic that First Deepwater basketball club will retain the title for a second season running and go on to do the nation proud at both the FIBA Africa Zone-3 qualifiers which the club has bided to host and the final round of the Africa Champions Club for Women.


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  NORWAY - Women  


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Stine Hoff AUSTGULEN
  Ulriken
  (177-G-94)
  Avg: 30
 1. Austgulen, Ulriken30.0 
 2. Gronas, Ulriken20.0 
 3. Jasiunskaite, Gimle18.0 
 4. Moen, Ullern18.0 
 5. Kristiansen, Ullern17.3 
 6. Sand, Ammerud16.0 
 7. Gjerdevik, Gimle15.5 
 8. Schulhaug, Gimle13.0 
 9. Wetter, Ammerud12.5 
 10. Austheim, Ullern12.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Amanda GRAN
  Gimle
  (174-PG-93)
  Avg: 14
 1. Gran, Gimle14.0 
 2. Sand, Ammerud12.0 
 3. Kristiansen, Ullern11.5 
 4. Jasiunskaite, Gimle10.5 
 5. Kyrkjebo, Gimle9.0 
 6. Reithaug, Oslo Tig.8.0 
 7. Breivik, Ulriken7.8 
 8. Kongestol, Ulriken7.8 
 9. Ytrehus, Ullern6.7 
 10. Kraage, Ammerud6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Marianne SAND
  Ammerud
  (183-C-93)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Sand, Ammerud4.5 
 2. Kristiansen, Ullern4.3 
 3. Kyrkjebo, Gimle4.0 
 4. Austgulen, Ulriken3.5 
 5. Gronas, Ulriken3.3 
 6. Aune, Gimle3.0 
 7. Breivik, Ulriken2.8 
 8. Ytrehus, Ullern2.7 
 9. Hammer, Ammerud2.5 
 10. Aas, Ammerud2.5 
Steals Per Game
 Stine Hoff AUSTGULEN
  Ulriken
  (177-G-94)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Austgulen, Ulriken7.8 
 2. Gran, Gimle4.0 
 3. Aas, Ammerud3.5 
 4. Wetter, Ammerud3.5 
 5. Gronas, Ulriken3.3 
 6. Kristiansen, Ullern3.0 
 7. Ytrehus, Ullern3.0 
 8. Nesse, Ammerud2.5 
 9. Hammer, Ammerud2.5 
 10. Huuse, Ammerud2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Sarune JASIUNSKAITE
  Gimle
  (188-F-88)
  Avg: 7
 1. Jasiunskaite, Gimle7.0 
 2. Gran, Gimle2.0 
 3. Austgulen, Ulriken1.3 
 4. Mannikkoe, Oslo T.1.0 
 5. Nesse, Ammerud1.0 
 6. Kraage, Ammerud1.0 
 7. Breivik, Ulriken1.0 
 8. Kongestol, Ulriken1.0 
 9. Moen, Ullern1.0 
 10. Grindelid, Ammerud1.0 


Standings - Women
Kvinneligaen Standings
 1. Ullern 3-1 
 2. Ulriken 3-1 
 3. Ammerud 2-0 
 4. Gimle 1-1 
 5. Oslo Tigers 0-2 
 6. NTNUI Basket 0-4 
Play in international cups:
 1. Asker/BV 0-0 


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  POLAND - Women  


Ewelina Gala and Lotos part ways - by Eurobasket News
Ewelina Gala (186-F-90) is no longer a member of Lotos Gdynia. Two sides parted ways yesterday. Gala supposed to play for Lotos last season as well, but she did not appear in any official game. She joined Lotos in January of 2010 from Energa Torun. However, Gala got a chance in just two games with the Gdynia team. With Energa Torun she had 6.8 ppg and 4.5 rpg in 14 games. It was enough for PLKK All-Star Game invitation. Before Energa, Ewelina Gala played for Polfa Pablanice. She played for the Polish U20 NT at the European Championships U20 in Gdynia, 2009. For 9 games at this event Gala had 11.3 ppg and 6.1 rpg.

Wisla surprise Spartak Moscow Region away from home - by Eurobasket News
Spartak Moscow Region-Wisla 62:74

Wisla surprise Spartak Moscow Region away from home in the start of Day 2 of the EuroLeague season. The Polish side celebrated 74:62 as they led in the whole game.
Erin Phillips (173-G-85) gave the winners their first points from the free throw line and Anke De Mondt scored for 8:6. Milka Bjelica (193-F-81) brought the last 6 points in the first period for the guests to taste 19:12 advantage. Spartak Moscow Region bounced back with 5-0 run in the start of the second frame, but failed again later in the half. Dabovic scored for 27:19 and Petra Ujhelyi (192-C-80, agency: Josep and Nicolas, college: S.Carolina) sent the teams to the lockers at 42:28. The third quarter also belonged to Wisla that increased to 21 points after thirty minutes. Milka Bjelica gave the Polish team plus 33 and then Spartak Moscow Region managed to reduce the gap in the game. Becky Hammon (168-G-77, agency: Josep and Nicolas, college: Colorado St.) and Sonja Petrovic (189-F-89) cut it to 55:66, while Erin Phillips and Pawlak ensured 70:55 for Wisla. Milka Bjelica and Candice Dupree (188-F/C-84, agency: LBM Management, college: Temple) scored the last points for their teams.
Milka Bjelica collected 18 points and 14 rebounds to lead the pace, while Erin Phillips netted 15. Petra Ujhelyi and Nicole Powell (188-G/F-82, college: Stanford) added 10 points apiece. Jelena Skerovic (176-G-80, agency: Josep and Nicolas) and Candice Dupree delivered 12 points each in the losing effort. Sonja Petrovic, Irina Osipova (196-C/F-81) and Becky Hammon scored 10 apiece.

Spartak Moscow Region: Jelena Skerovic 12, Candice Dupree 12, Sonja Petrovic 10, Irina Osipova 10, Becky Hammon 10
Wisla: Milka Bjelica 18+14 rebs, Erin Phillips 15, Petra Ujhelyi 10, Nicole Powell 10


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  PORTUGAL - Women  


Standings - Women
Liga Feminina Standings
 1. AD Vagos 3-0 
 2. Alges 2-0 
 3. Quinta 2-0 
 4. GDESSA 2-1 
 5. Montijobanda 2-1 
 6. Boa Viagem 1-1 
 7. Olivais 1-1 
 8. EMA Menres 1-2 
 9. AFC-Liberty S. 0-2 
 10. Barcelos 0-2 
 11. CAB Madeira 0-2 
 12. CDTorres N. 0-2 


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  RUSSIA - Women  


Wisla surprise Spartak Moscow Region away from home - by Eurobasket News
Spartak Moscow Region-Wisla 62:74

Wisla surprise Spartak Moscow Region away from home in the start of Day 2 of the EuroLeague season. The Polish side celebrated 74:62 as they led in the whole game.
Erin Phillips (173-G-85) gave the winners their first points from the free throw line and Anke De Mondt scored for 8:6. Milka Bjelica (193-F-81) brought the last 6 points in the first period for the guests to taste 19:12 advantage. Spartak Moscow Region bounced back with 5-0 run in the start of the second frame, but failed again later in the half. Dabovic scored for 27:19 and Petra Ujhelyi (192-C-80, agency: Josep and Nicolas, college: S.Carolina) sent the teams to the lockers at 42:28. The third quarter also belonged to Wisla that increased to 21 points after thirty minutes. Milka Bjelica gave the Polish team plus 33 and then Spartak Moscow Region managed to reduce the gap in the game. Becky Hammon (168-G-77, agency: Josep and Nicolas, college: Colorado St.) and Sonja Petrovic (189-F-89) cut it to 55:66, while Erin Phillips and Pawlak ensured 70:55 for Wisla. Milka Bjelica and Candice Dupree (188-F/C-84, agency: LBM Management, college: Temple) scored the last points for their teams.
Milka Bjelica collected 18 points and 14 rebounds to lead the pace, while Erin Phillips netted 15. Petra Ujhelyi and Nicole Powell (188-G/F-82, college: Stanford) added 10 points apiece. Jelena Skerovic (176-G-80, agency: Josep and Nicolas) and Candice Dupree delivered 12 points each in the losing effort. Sonja Petrovic, Irina Osipova (196-C/F-81) and Becky Hammon scored 10 apiece.

Spartak Moscow Region: Jelena Skerovic 12, Candice Dupree 12, Sonja Petrovic 10, Irina Osipova 10, Becky Hammon 10
Wisla: Milka Bjelica 18+14 rebs, Erin Phillips 15, Petra Ujhelyi 10, Nicole Powell 10


UMMC beat Bourges in EuroLeague Day 2 opener - by Eurobasket News
UMMC-Bourges 68:50

UMMC beat Bourges in Day 2 opener to take 2-0 record in Group A. The Russian team needed 68:50 victory to hand the French side their first loss.
The Russian team easily took the lead and Arteshina made it 19:6. Bourges however closed the period with a 7-0 run and trailed 19:13 after the first 10 minutes. Sandrine Gruda (194-C-87) and Abrosimova scored for 21:13 and Cappie Pondexter (175-G-83, college: Rutgers) nailed three for 36:19. Abrosimova later closed the half at 38:23. UMMC did not even think of slowing down and won the third quarter 17-9. They allowed however the guests to win the last stanza 18-13 for the final result.
Sandrine Gruda and Deanna Nolan (181-G/F-79, agency: Josep and Nicolas, college: Georgia) top-scored for the winners with 16 points each. Cappie Pondexter nailed 11, while Yelena Leuchanka (196-C-83, college: W.Virginia) scored 9. Styliani Kaltsidou (188-C/F-83, agency: Josep and Nicolas) ended up with 17 points in the losing effort and Nwal-Endene Miyem (188-F-88) poured in 12.

UMMC: Sandrine Gruda 16, Deanna Nolan 16, Cappie Pondexter 11, Yelena Leuchanka 9
Bourges: Styliani Kaltsidou 17, Nwal-Endene Miyem 12


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  SLOVAKIA - Women  


Dobri Anjeli tasted their first victory at EuroLeague 2011/2012 campaign - by Eurobasket News
Dobri Anjeli- Rivas Ecopolis 81:63

Dobri Anjeli tasted their first victory at EuroLeague 2011/2012 campaign. The Slovakian side beat Rivas Ecopolis 81:63 for 1-1 record. The Spanish outfit fell at 0-2 in Group C.
Dobri Anjeli set up the tone in the first period and Natalia Vieru (197-C-89) made it 15:9. Pedersen scored for 26:16 and Danielle McCray (180-G/F-87, college: Kansas) brought 29:15. Rivas continued to close the gap in the third period, scoring the first four points through Essence Carson and Anna Cruz to move to within three points, 43:40. Miljana Bojovic (181-G-87) later nailed three for 51:44, while Natalia Vieru made three free throws at 62:52. Another 19-9 in the last quarter brought the comfortable victory for the Slovakian team.
Danielle McCray paced all the winners with 20 points and Miljana Bojovic chipped in 18. Natalia Vieru poured in 15, while Lucia Kupcikova (184-F-84) scored 10. Asjha Jones (188-F-80, college: Connecticut) ended up with 24 points in defeat and Elisa Aguilar (177-G-76, agency: Josep and Nicolas, college: George Washington) notched 12.

Dobri Anjeli: Danielle McCray 20, Miljana Bojovic 18, Natalia Vieru 15, Lucia Kupcikova 10
Rivas Ecopolis: Asjha Jones 24, Elisa Aguilar 12


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  SLOVENIA - Women  


Celje crushes Domzale by 61 - by Zeljko Zule
Main title favorite, Celje, won its opening match of the 2011-12 Slovenian Championship, crushing Domzale 103-42. Celje had seven scorers in double figures. Tina Trebec (189-F/C-90) posted 17 points in just 12 minutes, Lea Jagodic added 16 points, Rebeka Abramovic 15, Taja Oblak and Maja Bosnjak both 12 points and U18 Bosnian national team member Marica Gajic and Ziva Macura 10 points each. Domzale's lone scorer in double digits was Romana Vukovic with game high 19 points.

Standings - Women
SKL Standings
 1. AJM Maribor 1-0 
 2. Athlete Celje 1-0 
 3. Grosuplje 1-0 
 4. Ilrija 1-0 
 5. Triglav 1-0 
 6. Odeja KED 0-0 
 7. Jezica 0-1 
 8. Pomurje 0-1 
 9. Rogaska 0-1 
 10. Domzale 0-2 
Play in international cups:
 1. Hit K.Gora 0-0 


Stats Leaders - Women
Points Per Game
 Kristina BALTIC
  AJM M.
  (187-F/C-90)
  Avg: 21
 1. Baltic, AJM M.21.0 
 2. Zdolsek, Triglav18.0 
 3. Vene, Ilrija17.0 
 4. Trebec, Athlete17.0 
 5. Kercmar, Pomurje17.0 
 6. Zalar, Triglav17.0 
 7. Jagodic, Athlete16.0 
 8. Rupnik, Jezica16.0 
 9. Abramovic, Athlet.15.0 
 10. Lesjak, Rogaska15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Sandra JEVTOVIC
  Grosuplje
  (187-C-93)
  Avg: 14
 1. Jevtovic, Grosuplje14.0 
 2. Pirsic, Triglav13.0 
 3. Novi, AJM Maribor12.0 
 4. Skof, Ilrija11.0 
 5. Lesjak, Rogaska10.0 
 6. Lisec, Grosuplje10.0 
 7. Sekolonik, Jezica10.0 
 8. Jakovina, Grosuplje9.0 
 9. Baltic, AJM M.8.0 
 10. Gajic, Athlete Ce.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Bojana DURIC
  Triglav
  (174-G-91)
  Avg: 6
 1. Duric, Triglav6.0 
 2. Zupancic, Grosuplje5.0 
 3. Panic, Grosuplje4.0 
 4. Zalar, Triglav4.0 
 5. Baltic, AJM M.4.0 
 6. Meden, Ilrija4.0 
 7. Cuk, Ilrija3.0 
 8. Kuzma, Pomurje3.0 
 9. Ljubenovic, Triglav3.0 
 10. Sencar, Domzale2.5 
Steals Per Game
 Klara ZUPANCIC
  Grosuplje
  (170-PG-95)
  Avg: 5
 1. Zupancic, Grosuplje5.0 
 2. Krajnik, Rogaska5.0 
 3. Skof, Ilrija5.0 
 4. Rebrica, Pomurje4.0 
 5. Samec, Pomurje4.0 
 6. Lesjak, Rogaska4.0 
 7. Rupnik, Jezica3.0 
 8. Panic, Grosuplje3.0 
 9. Jevtovic, Grosuplje3.0 
 10. Bajrektarevi., Il.3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Eva GROBISA
  Ilrija
  (180-F-87)
  Avg: 2
 1. Grobisa, Ilrija2.0 
 2. Lesnjak, Ilrija2.0 
 3. Jelenc, Triglav1.0 
 4. Abramovic, Athlet.1.0 
 5. Zalar, Triglav1.0 
 6. Baltic, AJM M.1.0 
 7. Dora, Pomurje1.0 
 8. Pirsic, Triglav1.0 
 9. Gabrovsek, Athlet.1.0 
 10. Rebrica, Pomurje1.0 


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  SOUTH KOREA - Women  


Standings - WKBL
WKBL Standings
 1. Cool Cats 2-1 
 2. Winnus 2-1 
 3. Bichumi 1-1 
 4. KB Stars 1-1 
 5. S-Birds 1-2 
 6. Woori Hansae 1-2 


WKBL Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Sun-Min JUNG
  KB Stars
  (185-C-74)
  Avg: 25.5
 1. Jung, KB Stars25.5 
 2. Park, Woori Hansae23.0 
 3. Kim, Cool Cats20.7 
 4. Kang, S-Birds18.3 
 5. Kim, Cool Cats18.0 
 6. Cho, Winnus17.7 
 7. Han, Winnus16.3 
 8. Lee, Bichumi16.0 
 9. Lim, Woori Hansae15.3 
 10. Kim, Bichumi14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jung Ja SIN
  Winnus
  (185-F/C-80)
  Avg: 11
 1. Sin, Winnus11.0 
 2. Lee, Bichumi8.5 
 3. Ha, S-Birds8.0 
 4. Ji, Woori Hansae7.7 
 5. Gang, Cool Cats7.3 
 6. Kim, Bichumi7.0 
 7. Heo, Cool Cats6.7 
 8. Kang, S-Birds6.7 
 9. Park, KB Stars6.5 
 10. Jung, KB Stars6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Se-Mi PARK
  KB Stars
  (166-G-86)
  Avg: 8
 1. Park, KB Stars8.0 
 2. Kim, Cool Cats6.0 
 3. Choi, S-Birds5.0 
 4. Jung, KB Stars4.5 
 5. Kang, S-Birds4.0 
 6. Lee, Bichumi4.0 
 7. Yang, KB Stars4.0 
 8. Lim, Woori Hansae4.0 
 9. Sin, Winnus3.7 
 10. Park, Bichumi3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Mi Sun LEE
  Bichumi
  (175-G-79)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Lee, Bichumi2.5 
 2. Lim, Woori Hansae2.3 
 3. Jeon, Bichumi2.0 
 4. Park, KB Stars2.0 
 5. Sin, Winnus1.7 
 6. Han, Winnus1.7 
 7. Kim, S-Birds1.7 
 8. Ji, Woori Hansae1.7 
 9. Kim, Cool Cats1.3 
 10. Kim, Bichumi1.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Sun-Hwa JUNG
  KB Stars
  (184-C/F-85)
  Avg: 2
 1. Jung, KB Stars2.0 
 2. Kang, S-Birds2.0 
 3. Kim, S-Birds1.7 
 4. Kim, Woori Hansae1.3 
 5. Kim, KB Stars1.0 
 6. Lee, Bichumi1.0 
 7. Beon, KB Stars1.0 
 8. Gang, Cool Cats1.0 
 9. Kim, S-Birds1.0 
 10. Park, KB Stars1.0 


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  SPAIN - Women  


LFB2 Standings - by Eurobasket News
LF2 Standings
Group A
 1. ADBA 0-0 
 2. Aguere 0-0 
 3. Aros Leon 0-0 
 4. Arxil Pontev. 0-0 
 5. Bembibre 0-0 
 6. Caceres 0-0 
 7. Cajacanarias 0-0 
 8. Cod.Carmelitas 0-0 
 9. Cortegada 0-0 
 10. Ensino 0-0 
 11. Ferrol 0-0 
 12. Guadalajara 0-0 
 13. Ourense P. 0-0 
 14. Valladolid 0-0 
Group B
 1. Casablanca 3-0 
 2. Eivissa 3-0 
 3. Las Gaunas 3-0 
 4. Pais Vasco 2-1 
 5. Irlandesas 2-1 
 6. Real Canoe 2-1 
 7. Conquero 2-1 
 8. Alcobendas 1-1 
 9. Estudiantes 1-2 
 10. Orion-GDKO 1-2 
 11. Las Rozas 1-2 
 12. Palma 0-2 
 13. Segle XXI 0-2 
 14. Cravic Reus 0-3 
 15. Gernika 0-3 


Mosby's double-double lands her Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News
27-year old forward Bernice Mosby (186-F-84) put on an amazing game for Cajarural and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 1.

She had a double-double of 27 points and 10 rebounds, while her team edged out Real C.Vigo 66-65. Mosby had a remarkable 60.0% from 2-point range. She turned to be Cajarural's top player in her first season with the team.

Second best performed player was Jacinta Monroe (193-F/C-88) of Mann Filter. She is American forward in her first season at Mann Filter. In the last game Monroe recorded impressive double-double of 17 points and 12 rebounds. Bad luck as Mann Filter lost that game 60-67 to Perfumerias. The season is still at the very beginning and this lost game may not be such crucial, of course if they start win the games. Let's wait for the next round. Monroe is a newcomer at Mann Filter and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to center Isabelle Yacoubou-Dehoui (190-C-86) of Ros Casares. Yacoubou-Dehoui scored 21 points and grabbed eight rebounds. She was a key player of Ros Casares, leading her team to a 76-60 easy win against Girona.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Franciele Nascimento (191-C-87) of Hondar.-Irun - 14 points and 11 rebounds
5. Eshaya Murphy (182-G/F-85) of Ros Casares - 24 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Ann Wauters (194-C-80) of Ros Casares - 17 points and 4 rebounds
7. Essence Carson (183-G-86) of Rivas Ecopolis - 22 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
8. DeWanna Bonner (193-G-87) of Perfumerias - 15 points and 11 rebounds
9. Gabriela Ocete (170-G-88) of Mariana - 16 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists
10. Tatiana Gomez (193-C-81) of Hondar.-Irun - 12 points and 7 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)


Ros Casares edged VICI-Aistes in Spain for perfect 2-0 record - by Eurobasket News
Ros Casares- VICI-Aistes 83:55

Ros Casares edged VICI-Aistes in Spain for perfect 2-0 record in EuroLeague Group A campaign. The home side celebrated 83:55 victory to keep the Baltic State winless.
Eshaya Murphy (182-G/F-85, college: USC) brought 14:11 for the hosts in the end of the first period and Isabelle Yacoubou-Dehoui (190-C-86) scored for 24:17. An 18-0 Ros Casares run, capped by Isabelle Yacoubou's three-pointer, spanned the half-time interval and formed part of a third period in which the hosts poured in 30 points. Likhtarovich delivered two for 60:36 and Kuktiene scored for 64:40. Ros Casares added 16-15 in the last stanza to seal the victory.
Ann Wauters (194-C-80, agency: Josep and Nicolas) top-scored for the winners with 24 points and 11 rebounds, while Eshaya Murphy posted 22. Isabelle Yacoubou-Dehoui netted 19, while Jana Vesela (192-F-83) and Silvia Dominguez (167-PG-87) added 7 apiece. Vaida Sipaviciute (193-C-85, college: Syracuse) answered with 14 points in the losing case, whilst Sandra Linkeviciene (176-G-82) and Vita Kuktiene (186-F-80) delivered 12 each.

Ros Casares: Ann Wauters 24+11 rebs, Eshaya Murphy 22, Isabelle Yacoubou-Dehoui 19, Jana Vesela 7, Silvia Dominguez 7
VICI-Aistes: Vaida Sipaviciute 14, Sandra Linkeviciene 12, Vita Kuktiene 12


Dobri Anjeli tasted their first victory at EuroLeague 2011/2012 campaign - by Eurobasket News
Dobri Anjeli- Rivas Ecopolis 81:63

Dobri Anjeli tasted their first victory at EuroLeague 2011/2012 campaign. The Slovakian side beat Rivas Ecopolis 81:63 for 1-1 record. The Spanish outfit fell at 0-2 in Group C.
Dobri Anjeli set up the tone in the first period and Natalia Vieru (197-C-89) made it 15:9. Pedersen scored for 26:16 and Danielle McCray (180-G/F-87, college: Kansas) brought 29:15. Rivas continued to close the gap in the third period, scoring the first four points through Essence Carson and Anna Cruz to move to within three points, 43:40. Miljana Bojovic (181-G-87) later nailed three for 51:44, while Natalia Vieru made three free throws at 62:52. Another 19-9 in the last quarter brought the comfortable victory for the Slovakian team.
Danielle McCray paced all the winners with 20 points and Miljana Bojovic chipped in 18. Natalia Vieru poured in 15, while Lucia Kupcikova (184-F-84) scored 10. Asjha Jones (188-F-80, college: Connecticut) ended up with 24 points in defeat and Elisa Aguilar (177-G-76, agency: Josep and Nicolas, college: George Washington) notched 12.

Dobri Anjeli: Danielle McCray 20, Miljana Bojovic 18, Natalia Vieru 15, Lucia Kupcikova 10
Rivas Ecopolis: Asjha Jones 24, Elisa Aguilar 12


Welcome to new season of LFB - by Eurobasket News
The Regular Season in LFB started last weekend.

Cadi la Seu - Mariana 71-78
The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Cadi la Seu won third quarter 20-18. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Cadi la Seu was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. Paraguayan-Italian swingman Paola Ferrari (178-85, agency: Josep and Nicolas) stepped up and scored 21 points for the winners and Senegalese power forward Astou Traore (182-81, agency: Josep and Nicolas) chipped in 16 points and 6 rebounds. At the losing side Nigerian-American guard Chineze Nwagbo (183-82, college: Syracuse) responded with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds and American guard Adrianne Ross (173-84, college: TCU, agency: Merit Sports) scored 16 points. Four Cadi la Seu players scored in double figures. Joventud Mariana will play against Rivas Ecopolis at home in the next round. Cadi la Seu will play against Argon Uni Girona.
Top scorers:
Mariana: P.Ferrari 21+3reb+1ast, A.Traore 16+6reb+2ast, G.Ocete 16+3reb+5ast, D.Kovacevic 9+5reb, C.Swords 9+6reb, C.Sousa 4+7reb
Cadi la Seu: C.Nwagbo 17+11reb, A.Ross 16+4reb+2ast, C.Garcia 13+1reb+1ast, M.Stevenson 11+6reb+1ast, T.Sten 5+5reb+1ast, T.Brantlova 4
gschID: 131535


Rivas Ecopolis - Burgos 75-50
The game was mostly controlled by Rivas Ecopolis. Arranz-Jopisa Burgos managed to win second period 18-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Rivas Ecopolis dominated on the defensive end, holding Arranz-Jopisa Burgos to just 5 points in first quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Arranz-Jopisa Burgos' 36. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Essence Carson (183-86, college: Rutgers) who helped to win the game recording 22 points and 5 rebounds. Forward Asjha Jones (188-80, college: Connecticut) contributed with 14 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Rivas Ecopolis' coach Miguel Mendez felt very confident using 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Chilean center Ziomara Morrison (193-89) answered with 14 points and American center Kaayla Chones (191-81, college: N.Carolina St.) added 10 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Arranz-Jopisa Burgos.
Top scorers:
Rivas Ecopolis: E.Carson 22+5reb+3ast, A.Jones 14+7reb+2ast, V.Gimeno Martinez 14+6reb, L.Nicholls 6+11reb+2ast, E.Aguilar 6+1reb+2ast, C.Bermejo 5+1reb+5ast
Burgos: Z.Morrison 14+4reb, K.Chones 10+8reb, L.Infantes 7+3reb+1ast, C.Menendez 7+6reb+1ast, L.Herrera 5+5reb+3ast, E.Guneva 3+3reb+1ast
gschID: 131529


Hondar.-Irun - Gran Canaria 60-64
The guests took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 21-15. But Hondarribia-Irun won second period 17-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American forward D'andra Moss (183-88, college: VCU) nailed 21 points and 7 rebounds for the winning side and center Astou Ndour (196-94) accounted for 12 points and 10 rebounds. Brazilian center Franciele Nascimento (191-87, agency: Josep and Nicolas) came up with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 11 rebounds and Chilean center Tatiana Gomez (193-81, agency: Josep and Nicolas) added 12 points and 7 rebounds respectively for Hondarribia-Irun in the defeat. Four Hondarribia-Irun players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Gran Canaria: D.Moss 21+7reb+3ast, Y.Diaz 12+6reb+2ast, A.Ndour 12+10reb, P.Arguello 8+5reb+3ast, V.Ble 7+3reb+2ast, E.Montesdeoca 4+4reb+1ast
Hondar.-Irun: F.Nascimento 14+11reb, T.Gomez 12+7reb, T.Quintero 10+2reb+2ast, L.Garcia 10+4reb+3ast, L.Gil 6+7reb, A.Gastaminza 4+3reb+2ast
gschID: 131530


Perfumerias - Mann Filter 67-60
Perfumerias Avenida outrebounded Mann Filter 41-30 including 29 on the defensive glass. It was a very good performance for guard DeWanna Bonner (193-87, college: Auburn, agency: Josep and Nicolas) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds. Croatian center Sonja Kireta (198-76) contributed with 10 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Perfumerias Avenida's coach Lucas Mondelo used an eleven-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. American power forward Jacinta Monroe (193-88, college: Florida St.) answered with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 12 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and guard Queralt Casas (180-92) added 13 points in the effort for Mann Filter.
Top scorers:
Perfumerias: D.Bonner 15+11reb, M.Fernandez 13+1reb, S.Kireta 10+6reb, L.Pascua 8+3reb, A.Vadja 5+2reb, M.Xargay Casademont 5+5reb+4ast
Mann Filter: J.Monroe 17+12reb, Q.Casas 13+2ast, J.Zlatanova 8+3reb+4ast, A.Covington 8+5reb, M.Pina 7+3reb+3ast, C.Ouvina 6+4reb+2ast
gschID: 131531


Navarra - Ibiza 57-54
The hosts were ahead by 4 points but lost the second period ending it with a 3-point deficit before their 12-6 run, which allowed them to win the game. Navarra Pamplona dominated on the defensive end, holding Ibiza to just 6 points in fourth quarter. They also forced 20 Ibiza turnovers. The former international guard Maria Begona Garcia (175-76, agency: Josep and Nicolas) fired 20 points and 4 steals for the winners. Croatian swingman Amra Dapo (184-76, agency: Josep and Nicolas) chipped in 14 points. American swingman Catherine Scanlon (180-83, college: Drexel) produced 14 points and 7 rebounds and the former international swingman Silvia Morales (170-79) added 9 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side. Navarra Pamplona keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 6 other teams.
Top scorers:
Navarra: M.Begona Garcia 20+3reb+3ast, A.Dapo 14+4reb, M.Asurmendi 6+2reb+3ast, J.Rad 6+7reb+1ast, D.Burgin 5+7reb, P.Segui 4+1reb
Ibiza: C.Scanlon 14+7reb+2ast, M.Dennett 10+6reb, S.Morales 9+5reb+3ast, S.Pirsic 8+9reb, R.Perez 5+1ast, S.Barnert 4+4reb
gschID: 131532


Real C.Vigo - Cajarural 65-66
Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The guests trailed by 7 points after three quarters before their 18-10 charge, which allowed them to win the game. It was a great shooting night for Cajarural especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 57.1 percentage. It was a very good performance for American forward Bernice Mosby (186-84, college: Baylor) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 27 points and 10 rebounds. Her fellow American import swingman Aja Parham (183-84, college: Boston Coll.) contributed with 12 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Cajarural's coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Dutch forward Leonie Kooij (187-86) answered with 15 points and 7 rebounds and guard Sara Gomez (168-86) added 17 points and 4 steals in the effort for Real Celta Vigo.
Top scorers:
Cajarural: B.Mosby 27+10reb, A.Parham 12+5reb+2ast, G.Garcia 12+3reb+2ast, L.Karcic 9+4reb+2ast, T.Tuukkanen 6+11reb, D.Olorunnife 0
Real C.Vigo: S.Gomez 17+3reb+2ast, L.Kooij 15+7reb+2ast, D.Dantas 14+8reb, A.Gomez 8+4reb+2ast, D.Adams 6+5reb, A.Traore 3+4reb+1ast
gschID: 131533


Ros Casares - Girona 76-60
The game was mostly controlled by Ros Casares. Argon Uni Girona was better in second period 21-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Quite impressive performance for Puerto Rican-Montenegrin swingman Eshaya Murphy (182-85, college: USC) who helped to win the game recording 24 points and 6 rebounds. French center Isabelle Yacoubou-Dehoui (190-86) contributed with 21 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Argentinian center Gisela Vega (187-82, agency: Josep and Nicolas) answered with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 11 rebounds and American guard Jene Morris (175-87, college: San Diego St.) added 19 points in the effort for Argon Uni Girona. Four Argon Uni Girona players scored in double figures. Argon Uni Girona's coach tested ten players seeing no chance for a win. Ros Casares will face Cajarural in Zamora in the next round. Argon Uni Girona will play at home against Cadi la Seu.
Top scorers:
Ros Casares: E.Murphy 24+6reb+2ast, I.Yacoubou-Dehoui 21+8reb, A.Wauters 17+4reb+1ast, L.Palau 6+5reb+8ast, J.Vesela 6+10reb+2ast, K.Honti 2+1ast
Girona: J.Morris 19+1reb, S.Thorburn 12+2reb, G.Vega 11+11reb+1ast, A.Robinson 10+6reb, A.Carbo 4+1reb+1ast, N.Jordana 2+1reb+6ast
gschID: 131534




Stats Leaders - LFB
Points Per Game
 Bernice MOSBY
  Cajarural
  (186-F-84)
  Avg: 27
 1. Mosby, Cajarural27.0 
 2. Murphy, Ros C.24.0 
 3. Carson, Rivas E.22.0 
 4. Yacoubou-D., Ros21.0 
 5. Moss, Gran Canaria21.0 
 6. Ferrari, Mariana21.0 
 7. Garcia, Navarra20.0 
 8. Morris, Girona19.0 
 9. Monroe, Mann F.17.0 
 10. Wauters, Ros C.17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jacinta MONROE
  Mann F.
  (193-F/C-88)
  Avg: 12
 1. Monroe, Mann F.12.0 
 2. Vega, Girona11.0 
 3. Tuukkanen, Cajar.11.0 
 4. Bonner, Perfumer.11.0 
 5. Nicholls, Rivas E.11.0 
 6. Nascimento, Hondar.11.0 
 7. Nwagbo, Cadi l.11.0 
 8. Mosby, Cajarural10.0 
 9. Ndour, Gran Canaria10.0 
 10. Vesela, Ros Casa.10.0 
Assists Per Game
 Laia PALAU
  Ros Casares
  (178-G-79)
  Avg: 8
 1. Palau, Ros Casares8.0 
 2. Jordana, Girona6.0 
 3. Ocete, Mariana5.0 
 4. Bermejo, Rivas E.5.0 
 5. Antoja, Perfumer.4.0 
 6. Xargay Casad., Per.4.0 
 7. Zlatanova, Mann F.4.0 
 8. Carson, Rivas E.3.0 
 9. Karklina, Cadi la3.0 
 10. Morales, Ibiza3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Eshaya MURPHY
  Ros C.
  (182-G/F-85)
  Avg: 4
 1. Murphy, Ros C.4.0 
 2. Garcia, Cajarural4.0 
 3. Yacoubou-D., Ros4.0 
 4. Gomez, Real C.Vigo4.0 
 5. Garcia, Navarra4.0 
 6. Gomez, Real C.Vigo4.0 
 7. Vesela, Ros Casar.3.0 
 8. Nascimento, Hondar.3.0 
 9. Casas, Mann Filter3.0 
 10. Ndour, Gran Canar.3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Mandisa STEVENSON
  Cadi l.
  (191-C-82)
  Avg: 2
 1. Stevenson, Cadi l.2.0 
 2. Casas, Mann Filter2.0 
 3. Vesela, Ros Casar.2.0 
 4. Diaz, Gran Canaria2.0 
 5. Denti, Ibiza2.0 
 6. Pirsic, Ibiza2.0 
 7. Kireta, Perfumer.1.0 
 8. Mosby, Cajarural1.0 
 9. Bahi, Girona1.0 
 10. Nascimento, Honda.1.0 


Standings - LFB
LFB Standings
 1. Cajarural 1-0 
 2. Gran Canaria 1-0 
 3. Mariana 1-0 
 4. Navarra 1-0 
 5. Perfumerias 1-0 
 6. Rivas Ecopolis 1-0 
 7. Ros Casares 1-0 
 8. Burgos 0-1 
 9. Cadi la Seu 0-1 
 10. Girona 0-1 
 11. Hondar.-Irun 0-1 
 12. Ibiza 0-1 
 13. Mann Filter 0-1 
 14. Real C.Vigo 0-1 


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  SWITZERLAND - Women  


LNSA Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Vanessa DORESTANT
  Highf.
  (169-G-92)
  Avg: 33
 1. Dorestant, Highf.33.0 
 2. Trahan, Fribourg27.5 
 3. Diouf, Pully27.0 
 4. Michaux, Helios21.5 
 5. Griffith, Ovronn.19.3 
 6. McCallum, Riva B.17.8 
 7. Skouby, Basel16.5 
 8. Hart, Basel15.0 
 9. Studer, Hope-GBA13.0 
 10. Turin, Helios13.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Celeste TRAHAN
  Fribourg
  (184-C-85)
  Avg: 15.5
 1. Trahan, Fribourg15.5 
 2. McKenzie, Riva B.14.3 
 3. Ellison, Pully14.0 
 4. Petillon, Highflye.13.0 
 5. Griffith, Ovronn.12.8 
 6. Kershaw, Helios8.5 
 7. Studer, Hope-GBA8.5 
 8. Skouby, Basel7.5 
 9. Grobet, Hope-GBA7.0 
 10. Beverly, Nyon6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Whitney BODDIE
  Helios
  (175-G-87)
  Avg: 9
 1. Boddie, Helios9.0 
 2. Gur, Nyon5.5 
 3. Diouf, Pully5.0 
 4. Detraz, Pully4.0 
 5. Jacquerioz, Ovronn.4.0 
 6. Raboud, Ovronnaz.4.0 
 7. Studer, Hope-GBA3.5 
 8. Gavin, Pully3.0 
 9. Kershaw, Helios2.5 
 10. Cricco, Highflyers2.5 
Steals Per Game
 Diodio DIOUF
  Pully
  (170-G-84)
  Avg: 9
 1. Diouf, Pully9.0 
 2. Michaux, Helios5.0 
 3. Jacquerioz, Ovronn.4.5 
 4. Gur, Nyon4.5 
 5. McCallum, Riva B.3.8 
 6. Trahan, Fribourg3.5 
 7. Kershaw, Helios3.5 
 8. McKenzie, Riva B.3.3 
 9. Hart, Basel3.0 
 10. Budowski, Pully3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Megan SKOUBY
  Basel
  (193-C-86)
  Avg: 2
 1. Skouby, Basel2.0 
 2. Beverly, Nyon2.0 
 3. Martin, Pully2.0 
 4. McCallum, Riva B.1.5 
 5. Hajdune Csas., Hel.1.5 
 6. Petillon, Highflye.1.0 
 7. Szakacs, Ovronnaz.1.0 
 8. Kershaw, Helios1.0 
 9. Trahan, Fribourg1.0 
 10. Zali, Pully1.0 


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  TURKEY - Women  


Galatasaray needed 14-0 run to seal the victory over USK Praha - by Eurobasket News
USK Praha-Galatasaray 70:78

Galatasaray won their second straight game at EuroLegaue 2011/2012 season. The Turkish representative overcame USK Praha 78:70 in the capital of Czech Republic.
USK Praha shocked the opponents with 11-0 run as Delisha Milton-Jones (186-F-74, agency: Josep and Nicolas, college: Florida) scored the last points of the lead. Tina Charles (193-C-88, agency: LBM Management, college: Connecticut) closed the period for her side and brought 18:13. Eldebrink scored for 24:13 and Katerina Elhotova (180-G-89) nailed three for 27:19. Bartonova made two free throws at the end of the half for 34:31 home side lead.
The hosts led also in the third period until Alba Torrens (188-F-89) tied the game at 48:48. USK Prague were not ready to surrender, however, and Burgrova made a pair of quick baskets to help them edge back in front, 62:60 on Eva Viteckova's jump shot. Ilona Burgrova (196-C-84, college: S.Carolina) made it 70:64, but those points were the last for USK Praha. A 14-0 run allowed the Turkish side to seal the victory.
Alba Torrens stepped up with 23 points, while Tina Charles collected 18 points and 11 rebounds. Ivanka Matic (195-F/C-79, agency: LBM Management) notched 11 and Diana Taurasi (182-F/G-82, college: Connecticut) had 10. Delisha Milton-Jones replied with 19 points and 10 rebounds. Ilona Burgrova collected 15 points and 12 boards, whilst Katerina Elhotova notched 10.

USK Praha: Delisha Milton-Jones 19+10 rebs, Ilona Burgrova 15+12 rebs, Katerina Elhotova 10
Galatasaray: Alba Torrens 23, Tina Charles 18+11 rebs, Ivanka Matic 11, Diana Taurasi 10