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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   


Buducnost extends prospect Bojan Dubljevic until 2013 - by Eurobasket News
Buducnost announced signing of one-year contract extension with young center Bojan Dubljevic (205-C-91, agency: Beo Basket). It means that the player will stay in Podgorica until the end of the 2012/13 season. Dubljevic joined Buducnost two years ago from Niksic. He spent 2009/10 season on loan at Lovcen Cetinje averaging 13.6 points and 5.5 rebounds for 13 games in Balkan league. Last season with Buducnost Dubljevic had 4.5 ppg and 2.4 rpg for 26 Adriatic league games. Bojan Dubljevic played for the Montenegrin U20 NT this summer. He exploded with 22.4 ppg and 9.7 rpg for 9 games at the European Championships U20 in Bilbao. Dubljevic was awarded with Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 1st Team -11.

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


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 David SIMON
  Radnicki K.
  (207-C-82)
  Avg: 24.3
 1. Simon, Radnicki K.24.3 
 2. Pavkovic, Radnicki21.3 
 3. Sakic, Siroki WWin19.5 
 4. Jeremic, Hemofarm18.7 
 5. Pilepic, Siroki W.18.5 
 6. Chase, Cibona18.3 
 7. Simon, KK.17.0 
 8. Pekovic, Partizan17.0 
 9. Jordan, Krka16.5 
 10. Morrison, Crvena16.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Boris SAVOVIC
  Hemofarm
  (206-F-87)
  Avg: 11.7
 1. Savovic, Hemofarm11.7 
 2. Vucevic, Buducnost9.0 
 3. Zizic, Cibona7.0 
 4. Jagodnik, Union O.7.0 
 5. Simon, Radnicki K.6.7 
 6. Lucic, Partizan6.7 
 7. Pekovic, Partizan6.7 
 8. Popovic, Crvena Z.6.5 
 9. Sakic, Siroki WWin6.5 
 10. Schortsaniti., Ma.6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Miljan PAVKOVIC
  Radnicki K.
  (178-G-81)
  Avg: 11.7
 1. Pavkovic, Radnicki11.7 
 2. Stinson, Krka6.0 
 3. Naletilic, Siroki5.5 
 4. Farmar, Maccabi4.7 
 5. Markovic, Radnicki4.5 
 6. Covic, Crvena Z.4.5 
 7. Chase, Cibona4.3 
 8. Capin, Union Olimp.4.3 
 9. Simon, KK.4.0 
 10. Papaloukas, Macc.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Yogev OHAYON
  Maccabi .
  (189-PG-87)
  Avg: 3
 1. Ohayon, Maccabi3.0 
 2. Chase, Cibona2.7 
 3. Naletilic, Siroki2.5 
 4. Simon, KK.2.3 
 5. Savovic, Hemofarm2.0 
 6. Baxter, Krka2.0 
 7. Milutinovic, Crven.2.0 
 8. Dragic, Krka2.0 
 9. Sinovec, Radnicki2.0 
 10. Panic, Zlatorog1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Shawn JAMES
  Maccabi T-A
  (208-C/F-83)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. James, Maccabi T-A1.7 
 2. Vucevic, Buducnost1.3 
 3. Kasun, KK.1.3 
 4. Ilic, Crvena Zvezda1.3 
 5. Jeremic, Hemofarm1.0 
 6. Simon, Radnicki K.1.0 
 7. Thompson, Union O.1.0 
 8. Hendrix, Maccabi1.0 
 9. Atanackovic, Zlato.1.0 
 10. Schortsaniti., Ma.1.0 


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


Stats Leaders - LigaA
Points Per Game
 Jerome MEYINSSE
  Wuber-.
  (206-F/C-88)
  Avg: 20.8
 1. Meyinsse, Wuber-.20.8 
 2. McHopson, Quilm.18.9 
 3. Gutierrez, Obras18.1 
 4. Villegas, Sionista17.6 
 5. OBannon, Boca Jrs17.0 
 6. Gutierrez, Penarol16.8 
 7. Roe, Regatas C.16.2 
 8. Mojica, Wuber-Es.16.0 
 9. Garces, Atenas15.8 
 10. Mikulas, La Union15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ruben GARCES
  Atenas
  (206-C/F-73)
  Avg: 10.6
 1. Garces, Atenas10.6 
 2. Battle, Libertad S.9.6 
 3. Gutierrez, Obras9.5 
 4. Truscott, Quilm.9.3 
 5. Mikulas, La Union8.4 
 6. Sandes, Sionista8.2 
 7. Lloreda, Olimpico.8.0 
 8. McFarlan, San M.7.3 
 9. Sucre, Olimpico LB7.3 
 10. Sanchez, Wuber-.7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Juan Ignacio SANCHEZ
  Wuber-.
  (193-G-77)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Sanchez, Wuber-.7.1 
 2. Campazzo, Penarol6.9 
 3. Martinez, Regat.6.0 
 4. Cequeira, Sionista5.6 
 5. Sucatzky, Atenas5.3 
 6. Stanic, Boca Jrs4.7 
 7. Osimani, Obras4.6 
 8. Victoriano, San M.4.2 
 9. Smith, La Union4.0 
 10. Ginobili, Liberta.3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Phillip MCHOPSON
  Quilm.
  (188-G-87)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. McHopson, Quilm.3.3 
 2. Sanchez, Wuber-.3.1 
 3. Quinteros, Regat.2.8 
 4. Lloreda, Olimpico.2.8 
 5. OBannon, Boca Jrs2.7 
 6. McGowan, GECR I.2.7 
 7. Galindo, Olimpico.2.7 
 8. Gerbaudo, Club 92.6 
 9. Mojica, Wuber-Es.2.6 
 10. Cequeira, Sionista2.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Aaron PETTWAY
  Olimpico.
  (211-C-80)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Pettway, Olimpico.1.3 
 2. Wilborn, Club 91.3 
 3. Garces, Atenas1.0 
 4. Williams, Quimsa1.0 
 5. Roe, Regatas C.1.0 
 6. Sanchez, Wuber-.1.0 
 7. Gutierrez, Obras0.8 
 8. Battle, Libertad S.0.8 
 9. Johnson, Libertad.0.7 
 10. Leiva, Penarol0.7 


LigaA Round 9: Regatas Corrientes lose the game and top position - by Eurobasket News
There was no lack of interesting games this round. The round ended with change at the leadership position and favorites losing the games.

There was a change at the LigaA leadership position after last games. Round 9 most important game was a defeat of league's leader Regatas Corrientes (6-3). They were defeated by seventh ranked La Union (3-6) 98-85 on Wednesday night. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Regatas Corrientes. The hosts trailed by 2 points after three quarters before their 35-20 charge, which allowed them to win the game. La Union made 30-of-34 free shots (88.2 percent) during the game. 26 personal fouls committed by Regatas Corrientes helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American guard Joe Smith (193-77, college: Al.-Huntsville, agency: Priority Sports) stepped up and scored 29 points and 7 assists for the winners and the former international forward Gabriel Mikulas (201-80, college: E.Carolina, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 25 points and 7 rebounds (went 11 for 11 at the free throw line !!!). The best for the losing side was American forward Louis Roe (200-72, college: Massachusetts) with 21 points and 5 rebounds. Regatas Corrientes' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. La Union maintains seventh place with 3-6 record. Regatas Corrientes at the other side dropped to the second position with three games lost. They were replaced at the leadership position by Wuber-Est.Bahia. Regatas Corrientes will have a break next week, which should allow them to rest and make it back to the top of the standings. La Union will try to continue on its current victory against second ranked Regatas Corrientes on the road.
The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Penarol (6-4) in Mar del Plata. Hosts were defeated by Wuber-Est.Bahia (6-2) 96-87. American power forward Jerome Meyinsse (206-88, college: Virginia) nailed 30 points and 6 rebounds (on 12-of-15 shooting from the field) for the winning side and Juan Ignacio Sanchez accounted for 13 points and 5 assists. Guard Facundo Campazzo (180-91) came up with 18 points and 9 assists for Penarol in the defeat. Wuber-Est.Bahia keeps a position of league leader. Defending champion Penarol dropped to the second place with four games lost. They share the position with GECR Indalo. Wuber-Est.Bahia will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Penarol will play again on the road against the league's leader Wuber-Est.Bahia in Bahia Blanca and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Quimsa (5-4) against fifth ranked Libertad Sunchales (5-4) on Wednesday night. Visiting Quimsa was crushed by Libertad Sunchales in Sunchales 79-59. The best player for the winners was Joshua Pittman who scored 24 points. At the other side the best for losing team was Diego Lo Grippo who recorded 16 points. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Libertad Sunchales moved-up to third place, which they share with Quimsa and Boca Jrs. Quimsa lost third consecutive game. Libertad Sunchales will again meet Quimsa (#4) in the next round. Quimsa will have a break next round.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Boca Juniors (5-4) against fourth ranked GECR Indalo (6-4) on Wednesday night. Visiting Boca Juniors was crushed by GECR Indalo in Comodoro R. 89-65. It was a good game for Cedric McGowan who led his team to a victory with 20 points and 5 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. GECR Indalo have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Penarol. Boca Juniors at the other side keeps the third position with four games lost. GECR Indalo's next round opponent will be again Boca Juniors (#5) in Buenos Aires.
The game in Corrientes was also quite interesting. Second ranked Sionista (7-2) played at the court of 8th ranked San Martin Corrientes (2-7). Sionista did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 86-67 on Wednesday. Edward Nelson stepped up and scored 19 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Sionista have a solid series of four victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader. San Martin Corrientes lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team dropped to the seventh place with seven games lost. Sionista will have a break next round. San Martin Corrientes will play again on the road against the league's leader Sionista (#1) in Parana.

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 9: Quilmes MP lost to Lanus on the opponent's court 89-100. Obras managed to outperform Club 9 in a home game 85-79. Atenas recorded a loss to Olimpico LB on the road 70-52.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 34 points (!!!), 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals by Diego Gerbaudo of Club 9.



La Union - Regatas C. 98-85

There was a change at the LigaA leadership position after last games. Round 9 most important game was a defeat of league's leader Regatas Corrientes (6-3). They were defeated by seventh ranked La Union (3-6) 98-85 on Wednesday night. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Regatas Corrientes. The hosts trailed by 2 points after three quarters before their 35-20 charge, which allowed them to win the game. La Union made 30-of-34 free shots (88.2 percent) during the game. 26 personal fouls committed by Regatas Corrientes helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American guard Joe Smith (193-77, college: Al.-Huntsville, agency: Priority Sports) stepped up and scored 29 points and 7 assists for the winners and the former international forward Gabriel Mikulas (201-80, college: E.Carolina, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 25 points and 7 rebounds (went 11 for 11 at the free throw line !!!). The best for the losing side was American forward Louis Roe (200-72, college: Massachusetts) with 21 points and 5 rebounds and power forward Nicolas Romano (197-87) scored 17 points and 6 rebounds. Four La Union and five Regatas Corrientes players scored in double figures. Regatas Corrientes' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. La Union maintains seventh place with 3-6 record. Regatas Corrientes at the other side dropped to the second position with three games lost. They were replaced at the leadership position by Wuber-Est.Bahia. Regatas Corrientes will have a break next week, which should allow them to rest and make it back to the top of the standings. La Union will try to continue on its current victory against second ranked Regatas Corrientes on the road.
Top scorers:
La Union: J.Smith 29+1reb+7ast, G.Mikulas 25+7reb+2ast, A.Marin 12+3reb+1ast, J.Caceres 12+8reb+1ast, A.Pau 8+2reb, J.DeGroat 6+1reb+1ast
Regatas C.: L.Roe 21+5reb, N.Romano 17+6reb+1ast, D.Kante 11+5reb, J.Martinez 10+1reb+10ast, P.Quinteros 10+1reb+4ast, R.Stanton 8+4reb
gschID: 136287


Libertad S. - Quimsa 79-59

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Quimsa (5-4) against fifth ranked Libertad Sunchales (5-4) on Wednesday night. Visiting Quimsa was crushed by Libertad Sunchales in Sunchales 79-59. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. The best player for the winners was American forward Joshua Pittman (197-76, college: NC-Asheville, agency: Dream Team Management) who scored 24 points. His fellow American import center Robert Battle (204-81, college: Drexel, agency: Dream Team Management) chipped in 14 points and 9 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was the former international forward Diego Lo Grippo (198-78) who recorded 16 points and American power forward James Williams (204-79, college: Brown Mackie, agency: Dream Team Management) added 8 points and 10 rebounds respectively. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Libertad Sunchales moved-up to third place, which they share with Quimsa and Boca Jrs. Quimsa lost third consecutive game. Libertad Sunchales will again meet Quimsa (#4) in the next round. Quimsa will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Libertad S.: J.Pittman 24+3reb+2ast, R.Battle 14+9reb+2ast, A.Alloatti 10+5reb+1ast, M.Saglietti 9+1reb+1ast, S.Ginobili 8+2reb+2ast, J.Treise 8
Quimsa: D.Lo Grippo 16+1reb+2ast, C.Schattmann 14, B.Robinson 11+2reb, J.Williams 8+10reb+1ast, S.Vega 5+7reb+1ast, H.Salles 4+3reb
gschID: 136288


San Mart.C. - Sionista 67-86

The game in Corrientes was also quite interesting. Second ranked Sionista (7-2) played at the court of 8th ranked San Martin Corrientes (2-7). Sionista did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 86-67 on Wednesday. The game was mostly controlled by Sionista. San Martin Corrientes was better in third quarter 19-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Sionista dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to San Martin Corrientes' 32. They outrebounded San Martin Corrientes 38-26 including 26 on the defensive glass. American forward Edward Nelson (203-82, college: Connecticut, agency: Dream Team Management) stepped up and scored 19 points and 7 rebounds for the winners and Puerto Rican guard Johwen Villegas (193-85, college: FIU) chipped in 16 points and 8 rebounds. Five Sionista players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was guard Agustin Carabajal (179-78) with 11 points and 7 rebounds and American guard Ronald Davis (190-82, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) scored 16 points. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Sionista have a solid series of four victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader. San Martin Corrientes lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team dropped to the seventh place with seven games lost. Sionista will have a break next round. San Martin Corrientes will play again on the road against the league's leader Sionista (#1) in Parana.
Top scorers:
Sionista: E.Nelson 19+7reb, J.Villegas 16+8reb+1ast, J.Manuel Locatelli 13+1reb+1ast, L.Cequeira 11+3reb+5ast, M.Sandes 10+9reb, F.Ferrini 6+3reb+2ast
San Mart.C.: R.Davis 16+1reb, F.Ramirez 14+1reb, A.Carabajal 11+7reb, W.McFarlan 9+6reb+1ast, H.Rollins 6+4reb+1ast, F.Elias Saad 4+1reb
gschID: 136289


GECR Indalo - Boca Jrs 89-65

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Boca Juniors (5-4) against fourth ranked GECR Indalo (6-4) on Wednesday night. Visiting Boca Juniors was crushed by GECR Indalo in Comodoro R. 89-65. The game without a history. GECR Indalo led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. GECR Indalo outrebounded Boca Juniors 40-26 including 29 on the defensive glass. It was a good game for American forward Cedric McGowan (198-85, college: Cincinnati, agency: Court Side) who led his team to a victory with 20 points and 5 rebounds. His fellow American import power forward Andrew Feeley (206-83, college: UMBC, agency: Promotex) contributed with 16 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. American guard Larry OBannon (194-83, college: Louisville, agency: Interperformances) answered with 17 points and the former international guard Maximiliano Stanic (178-78, agency: Players Group) added 6 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Boca Juniors. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. GECR Indalo have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Penarol. Boca Juniors at the other side keeps the third position with four games lost. GECR Indalo's next round opponent will be again Boca Juniors (#5) in Buenos Aires.
Top scorers:
GECR Indalo: C.McGowan 20+5reb, A.Feeley 16+6reb, I.Ofoegbu 12+5reb, S.Scala 9+4reb+3ast, M.Franco 9+3reb, F.Funes 8+6reb+1ast
Boca Jrs: L.OBannon 17+2reb, F.Martina 13, D.Alston 8+5reb, J.Brussino 8+1reb+1ast, M.Fierro 8+3reb+1ast, M.Stanic 6+5reb+4ast
gschID: 136290


Lanus - Quilmes MP 100-89

Rather expected game in Buenos Aires where 8th ranked Quilmes MP (2-7) was defeated by sixth ranked Lanus (4-5) 100-89 on Wednesday. The game was mostly controlled by Lanus. Quilmes MP was better in third quarter 24-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American center Terrell Taylor (203-81, college: Virginia Tech, agency: Dream Team Management) stepped up and scored 20 points and 7 rebounds for the winners and Italian-Paraguayan forward Bruno Zanotti (197-82, college: Merrimack) chipped in 23 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). The best for the losing side was naturalized American guard Phillip McHopson (188-87, college: Idaho) with 23 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals and guard Nicolas Ferreyra (185-85) scored 25 points and 4 steals (perfect behind the arc making all five shots). Four Lanus and five Quilmes MP players scored in double figures. Lanus moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Olimpico LB and Atenas. Quilmes MP lost fourth consecutive game. Newly promoted team dropped to the seventh position with seven games lost. Lanus will face again Quilmes MP (#8) in Mar del Plata in the next round.
Top scorers:
Lanus: B.Zanotti 23+2reb+2ast, T.Taylor 20+7reb+1ast, J.Pablo Cantero 13+1reb+1ast, A.Boccia 10+3reb+4ast, J.Levy 9+9reb+2ast, N.Laprovitola 8+1reb+3ast
Quilmes MP: N.Ferreyra 25+2reb+2ast, P.McHopson 23+5reb+5ast, B.Johnsen 16+8reb+2ast, L.Truscott 12+8reb+2ast, F.Pinero 11+4reb+1ast, B.Morris 2+1reb+1ast
gschID: 136291


Penarol - Wuber-Est.Bahia 87-96

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Penarol (6-4) in Mar del Plata. Hosts were defeated by Wuber-Est.Bahia (6-2) 96-87. Penarol was tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. Wuber-Est.Bahia made 16-of-19 charity shots (84.2 percent) during the game. It was a great shooting night for Wuber-Est.Bahia especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 62.5 percentage. American power forward Jerome Meyinsse (206-88, college: Virginia) nailed 30 points and 6 rebounds (on 12-of-15 shooting from the field) for the winning side and international guard Juan Ignacio Sanchez (193-77, college: Temple) accounted for 13 points and 5 assists. Guard Facundo Campazzo (180-91) came up with 18 points and 9 assists and guard Selem Safar (190-87) added 23 points and 4 assists respectively for Penarol in the defeat. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Wuber-Est.Bahia keeps a position of league leader. Defending champion Penarol dropped to the second place with four games lost. They share the position with GECR Indalo. Wuber-Est.Bahia will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Penarol will play again on the road against the league's leader Wuber-Est.Bahia in Bahia Blanca and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Wuber-Est.Bahia: J.Meyinsse 30+6reb, J.Ignacio Sanchez 13+3reb+5ast, F.Aguerre 11+4reb+1ast, L.Faggiano 11+2reb, J.Mojica 11+3reb+1ast, R.Sanchez 10+6reb+5ast
Penarol: S.Safar 23+1reb+4ast, F.Campazzo 18+4reb+9ast, M.Leiva 18+3reb+4ast, L.Gutierrez 11+4reb+2ast, N.Lauria 10+6reb+1ast, M.Castets 3
gschID: 136292


Obras - Club 9 85-79

Rather predictable result in Buenos Aires where fifth ranked Obras (5-3) defeated 7th ranked Club 9 (2-7) 85-79 on Wednesday. Club 9 was trailing by 4 points at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 23-16 charge of Obras, which allowed them to win the game. Club 9 was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. The former international guard Julio Mazzaro (190-79) stepped up and scored 27 points and 8 rebounds for the winners and international power forward Juan Gutierrez (205-83) chipped in 16 points and 8 rebounds. Obras' coach Julio Cesar Lamas used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to get some rest. The best for the losing side was the former international guard Diego Gerbaudo (182-89) with 34 points (!!!), 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals and guard Gaston Torre (185-85) scored 11 points and 7 rebounds. Obras moved-up to fourth place. Loser Club 9 keeps the seventh position with seven games lost. Obras will face again Club 9 (#7) in Rio Tercero in the next round.
Top scorers:
Obras: J.Mazzaro 27+8reb, J.Gutierrez 16+8reb+1ast, J.Maye 13+2reb+1ast, L.Lewis 7+2reb+1ast, A.Elsener 7+1reb, A.Konsztatd 7+2reb+3ast
Club 9: D.Gerbaudo 34+5reb+4ast, G.Torre 11+7reb+2ast, P.Orlietti 9+5reb+1ast, J.Cowan 7+3reb, M.Melo 7+6reb+3ast, G.Luchino 4+1reb+1ast
gschID: 136285


Olimpico LB - Atenas 70-52

There was a minor upset when 4th placed Atenas (4-5) was defeated on the road by sixth ranked Olimpico de La Banda (4-5) 70-52 on Wednesday. The game was mostly controlled by Olimpico de La Banda. Atenas was better in second period 14-11. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Atenas 45-32 including 33 on the defensive glass. Naturalized Italian guard Eduardo Villares (188-79) stepped up and scored 19 points for the winners and Venezuelan forward Axiers Sucre (198-78) chipped in 7 points and 9 rebounds. The best for the losing side was Panamanian-Spanish power forward Ruben Garces (206-73, college: Providence, agency: Priority Sports) with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 12 rebounds and guard Miguel Gerlero (192-88) scored 12 points. Atenas' coach Sebastian Gonzalez let to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Olimpico de La Banda moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Lanus and Atenas. Olimpico de La Banda will face again Atenas (#6) in Cordoba in the next round.
Top scorers:
Olimpico LB: E.Villares 19+1reb+3ast, A.David Galindo 9+6reb, F.Malara 9+5reb+2ast, C.Amicucci 7+8reb, A.Sucre 7+9reb+2ast, M.Ibarra 6+3reb+2ast
Atenas: R.Garces 17+12reb, M.Gerlero 12+1reb+2ast, M.Melvin 5+6reb, J.Manuel Rivero 5+3reb, B.Labaque 4+2reb+3ast, A.Alamo 4
gschID: 136286




Atenas release Angel Alamo, Olimpico part ways with Alex Galindo - by Eurobasket News
Atenas de Cordoba opted to release Angel Alamo (206-F/C-85). The Puerto Rican centre joined the team at the start of the season. Angel Alamo posted 7.1 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.0 steal per game in LigaA. Last season the centre played for Quebradillas. His stats read 6.8 points and 4.0 rebounds per game in BSN. Angel Alamo was on Puerto Rican roster during 2011 Fiba Americas Championship. The centre provided 4.8 points and 3.2 rebounds per game in Mar del Plata.
In the meantime Olimpico de La Banda split ways with Alexander David Galindo (198-F-85, college: FIU). The Puerto Rican forward played nine games for the team this season. His stats read 13.1 points and 4.8 rebounds per appearance. Alexander David Galindo also played for Puerto Rico at 2011 Fiba Americas Championship. He produced 8.3 points and 3.1 rebounds per game in Mar del Plata.


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  ASIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS U16   


Standings
Standings
Group E
1. S.Korea2-0
2. China2-0
3. India1-1
4. Lebanon1-1
5. Taiwan0-2
6. Iraq0-2
Group F
1. Japan2-0
2. Philippines2-0
3. S.Arabia1-1
4. Indonesia1-1
5. Qatar0-2
6. Vietnam0-2
Group Places 13-14
1. Malaysia0-0
2. Uzbekistan0-0


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  AUSTRALIA   


QBL: Todd standing tall - by Eurobasket News
EVERY day Crocodiles coach Paul Woolpert works with youngster Todd Blanchfield (200-F-91) he is being left with headaches.

Each National Basketball League game and each practise session just makes the experience more intense.

The bad news for Woolpert is that Blanchfield has no intention of slipping his mentor a Panadol worth of respite. The good news is that the American is enjoying every minute.

'He's making it hard for me not to have him on the floor,' Woolpert said of Blanchfield's impressive two-game foray into becoming a key cog in the Crocs' title quest.

The 19-year-old swingman knew this was his season to stand tall, take on added responsibility after two years as a 'bit' player and has not buckled so far.

All of a sudden Blanchfield is playing in-excess of 20 minutes a game and making them count, hence Woolpert's headaches.

He is averaging 11 points, two rebounds and 2.5 assists.

'The best thing for me was that I stayed here in the off-season,' Blanchfield said of playing for the Townsville Heat in the QBL.

'I got to work out with Cam (strength and conditioning coach Whiting) every day, work out with Liam (assistant coach Flynn) every day and got to play under Liam as well. And I had a good ABA season (so I just want to) try to carry the confidence over to ... here.'

Even he concedes sometimes that can be easier said that done, but it's a case of so far so good.

So much so that Woolpert believes the Mackay product will one day stamp himself as a '25 to 30-minute' player and wouldn't rule it out in this campaign.

'He's played very well and he's ... going to play a very important role in this team as the season progresses,' he said.

'With his athleticism, length, scoring ability and ability to defend, he's going to demand a lot of minutes. I hope he wants those extra minutes - he's playing like he does.'

But while young, Blanchfield is level headed. He knows two solid weeks don't make a season.

It's why he, along with a few of the club's other youngsters, turns up early each day and leaves late. With red-hot teams like Perth visiting The Swamp on Saturday, getting better is the only option.

'I'm happy with the way I'm going but I've got to try and keep it going,' he said.
Courtesy of: QBL


QBL: Learner Martin pushing into top gear - by Eurobasket News
Rhys Martin (193-G-86, college: Nova SE) might look like a composed veteran on the basketball court, but a strong case could be made for him wearing L-plates.

Its not that he is unreliable or needs extra supervision, he simply soaks up all he can from experienced people around him, such as former Bullets team-mate CJ Bruton.

Hes just such a great leader on the court as a floor general and a point guard, he gives guys belief, Martin said. Thats something I watched and learned when I was in Brisbane.

Bruton had an even bigger impact on Martins career once they went their separate ways.

Hes how I got the job at Wollongong. Hes friends with (then-Hawks coach) Eric Cooks, so when Brisbane went under he gave Cookie a call for me.

The Hawks are glad CJ picked up the phone as the 25-year-old Martin is leading the NBL this season with eight assists a game.

His development, however, began a long time ago.

I started playing when I was nine in Redlands on the south side of Brisbane where I grew up. My first game was for a friends team because they needed someone extra.

A tough competitor whose preferred sport was squash, Martin immediately took to the team aspect of hoops and found plenty of expert help along the way.

Liam Flynn, (now) the assistant coach at Townsville, was my head coach in under 12s. Then I won my first state title in under 16s with Mick Downer, assistant coach of the Cairns Taipans, Martin revealed with a laugh.

And I had (former Bullets coach) Bruce Palmer as well in under 20s. He is a funny guy, a character!

A constant during that time was also Geoff Henderson, helping Rhys into John Paul College in Brisbane and guiding him to split Year 12 over two years so he could focus on both education and basketball.

The combination of excellent mentors and Martins hard work held him in good stead, and made sure he was ready to move into the starting five when import Ty McKee was injured in 2009/10.

Playing behind Ty, we would just beat up on each other all day at practice! Then to just be thrust the ball and told heres your team, just go and play, that was a great experience, Martin said, reflecting on the Hawks fairytale run to the NBL Grand Final.

Wollongong ultimately fell 2-1 to Perth in the championship decider, but coach Rob Beveridge was impressed with Martins efforts and doesnt think he got the credit he deserved.

Hes a very good passer, Beveridge said. He reads the game very well and sometimes he might be one step ahead of his teammates.

Hes really starting to establish himself. I think he has been a bit ratty at times (in the past) but a big responsibility has been put on his shoulders and I think he has grown.

Hes no longer making those dumb-ass errors.

Martin received a call-up to the Boomers squad this year and, according to assistant coach Marty Clarke, more than held his own.

I was really impressed with Rhys at Boomers camp, his preparedness to work, to ask questions and improve himself, Clarke said.

When people talk about future Boomer point guards I wouldnt rule out Rhys Martin pushing some of those other guys all the way to the line. He plays with great composure, like an experienced veteran even though he isnt one.

Martin knows he has work to do before he can make Australias best 12, but under internationally experienced Hawks coach Gordie McLeod he is in a great environment to reach that level.

Ive got a pretty harsh critic as a head coach, and when you sit down and analyse the game and break it down on the video you can see theres a lot of mistakes, a lot of areas where I can get better, Martin admitted.

He was one of the best point guards for Australia, so I never get a day off as a point guard!
Courtesy of: QBL




QBL: Crocodiles to show no weakness in showdown with Perth - by Eurobasket News
NO fear. That's the attitude Crocodile Greg Vanderjagt (213-C-84) says Townsville must adopt when the imposing shadow of NBL title favourites Perth is cast across at The Swamp tomorrow night.

Two games into the campaign and the West Australians have already created an aura of intimidation stretching league wide.

Crushing wins over Adelaide and expected fellow high flyers Melbourne will do that.

So much so that many are giving Townsville no hope. Despite the Crocs having lost just once in their past 14 regular season games at the venue, including victory over the Wildcats in the last meeting there, one betting agency has them at a staggering $4.50 to clinch victory.

But if the players are worried about such things they sure aren't showing it. A cautious confidence is probably the best way to describe the mood around the Crocodiles' Wulguru training club this week.

'Everyone around the league is saying right now that Perth are a step ahead of everyone else and it's probably true, but that is where we have got to take it as a challenge and step up - meet that challenge full on,' Vanderjagt said.

'If we come in with the attitude that they're better than us and we're intimidated then it's not going to end well.

'You'd find yourself on the back foot before the game's even started with that attitude. But it's exciting, it's challenging and you always want to play the best ... this is a great opportunity for us.'

And a great opportunity for Vanderjagt individually.

Here on a short-term deal to replace injured Luke Schenscher, the 213cm centre will have a mountain of responsibility, in conjunction with Ben Allen, on his shoulders in trying to contain Perth giants Luke Nevill and Matt Knight.

The Wildcats' front court ability to dominate scoring in the paint and clean up the boards is a big part of their ability to intimidate.

'There are some bigger bodies out there and we really need to neutralise them,' Vanderjagt said.

It's part of where Perth embarrassed Townsville in the pre-season, collectively thumping the Crocs by 60 points in two games.

'The Wildcats are deep in every position, especially in the front court, not only with Nevill and Knight, but also Jesse Wagstaff who is now a Boomer and (Shawn) Redhage, who is probably one of the top five players in the league,' said Vanderjagt.

'It's a huge challenge for our whole front court ... to help our team win the game.' But the Wildcats, for all their brilliance so far, have also been warned against waltzing in and expecting an easy time tomorrow.

Todd Blanchfield - one of the few highlights from those dismal practice matches - reckons Perth will be in for a rude shock if they stroll into Townsville expecting to meet the same Crocodiles.

'That was five weeks ago and we've had five weeks of good practice - we know each other a lot better than we did in the pre-season ... so this will be our best opportunity this weekend in front of our home crowd,' Blanchfield said.

'I think (Perth) will see a bit of a different team.'
Courtesy of: QBL


Stats Leaders - NBL
Points Per Game
 Shawn REDHAGE
  Wildcats
  (203-F-81)
  Avg: 23.5
 1. Redhage, Wildcats23.5 
 2. Mills, Tigers23.5 
 3. Lisch, Wildcats22.5 
 4. Warren, 36ers18.7 
 5. Khazzouh, Kings18.7 
 6. Jackson, Breakers17.7 
 7. Gill, Crocodiles17.0 
 8. Worthington, Blaze16.3 
 9. Wilkinson, Breakers16.3 
 10. Abercrombie, Brea.16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Julian KHAZZOUH
  Kings
  (210-C-86)
  Avg: 11
 1. Khazzouh, Kings11.0 
 2. Rychart, Taipans8.3 
 3. Worthington, Blaze8.0 
 4. Pledger, Breakers7.7 
 5. Tragardh, Tigers7.5 
 6. Simpsons, 36ers7.5 
 7. Mims, Crocodiles7.5 
 8. Holmes, Crocodiles7.5 
 9. Bose, Kings7.3 
 10. Greer, Tigers7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Adam GIBSON
  Blaze
  (188-G-86)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Gibson, Blaze6.3 
 2. Martin, Wildcats6.0 
 3. Martin, Hawks6.0 
 4. Jackson, Breakers5.3 
 5. Bruce, Kings4.7 
 6. Lisch, Wildcats4.0 
 7. Ubaka, Tigers4.0 
 8. Hill, Taipans3.7 
 9. Cadee, Blaze3.3 
 10. Wilson, Taipans3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Cedric JACKSON
  Breakers
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Jackson, Breakers2.7 
 2. Gibson, Blaze2.3 
 3. Mims, Crocodiles2.0 
 4. Martin, Wildcats2.0 
 5. English, Blaze2.0 
 6. Lisch, Wildcats1.5 
 7. Williams, Taipans1.3 
 8. Herbert, 36ers1.3 
 9. Worthington, Blaze1.0 
 10. Knight, Wildcats1.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Luke NEVILL
  Wildcats
  (218-C-86)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Nevill, Wildcats2.5 
 2. Abercrombie, Break.2.0 
 3. Johnson, 36ers2.0 
 4. Grant, Kings2.0 
 5. Khazzouh, Kings1.3 
 6. Pledger, Breakers1.3 
 7. Ratzsch, Kings1.0 
 8. Simpsons, 36ers1.0 
 9. Burston, Tigers1.0 
 10. Knight, Wildcats1.0 


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


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


Stats Leaders - Division I
Points Per Game
 Christopher COPELAND
  Aalstar
  (203-F-84)
  Avg: 24.8
 1. Copeland, Aalstar24.8 
 2. Tofi, Leuven18.3 
 3. Rich, Oostende18.3 
 4. Jackson, Aalstar18.0 
 5. Bostic, Liege17.5 
 6. Black, Antwerp15.7 
 7. Booker, Oostende15.5 
 8. Love, Verviers-Pep.15.0 
 9. Mallet, Charleroi14.3 
 10. Taylor, M.Hainaut13.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jamel MCLEAN
  Leuven
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. McLean, Leuven8.7 
 2. Love, Verviers-Pep.8.5 
 3. Mejri, Antwerp8.0 
 4. Shengelia, Charler.7.7 
 5. Merriex, Verviers.7.5 
 6. Brown, Gent7.3 
 7. Jackson, Aalstar7.0 
 8. Van Den Spie., Oos.7.0 
 9. Booker, Oostende7.0 
 10. Tofi, Leuven6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Lionel BOSCO
  Gent
  (176-PG-81)
  Avg: 6
 1. Bosco, Gent6.0 
 2. Djordjevic, Ooste.5.3 
 3. Davis, Leuven5.3 
 4. Mallet, Charleroi3.7 
 5. Hill, Charleroi3.3 
 6. Bostic, Liege3.3 
 7. Singletary, M.Hain.3.3 
 8. Marnegrave, Leuven3.3 
 9. Hamilton, Charleroi3.0 
 10. Rich, Oostende2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Jean SALUMU
  Leuven
  (193-F-90)
  Avg: 3
 1. Salumu, Leuven3.0 
 2. Wilson, Antwerp2.7 
 3. Singletary, M.Hain.2.5 
 4. Black, Antwerp2.3 
 5. Chaney, Gent2.3 
 6. Dagunduro, Leuven2.0 
 7. Slaughter, M.Hai.2.0 
 8. Rahier, Verviers.2.0 
 9. Downey, Verviers.2.0 
 10. Sakota, Oostende1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Salah MEJRI
  Antwerp
  (216-C-86)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Mejri, Antwerp3.7 
 2. Riddick, Charleroi1.3 
 3. Young, Aalstar1.3 
 4. Booker, Oostende1.3 
 5. Mwema, Antwerp1.0 
 6. Jennings, Liege1.0 
 7. Nivins, M.Hainaut1.0 
 8. Love, Verviers-Pep.1.0 
 9. Heinle, Gent0.7 
 10. Hanavan, Leuven0.7 


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  BELIZE   


Results of lastnigth's BBA Senior Tournament !!! - by David Magana
Game result for Thursday, October 20th, 2011
Game 1
Western Ballers 74
Phantomz 67
Top scorers:
Western Ballers: Shannon Guzman 25 pts, Kurt Burgess (196-F) 14 pts, 12 rebs, 2 block, 4 assists, 4 steals.
Phantomz: Rhetton Belisle (186-G) 17, Jamal Harris 15 pts, 7 rebs, Isani Enriquez (186-G/F) 12 pts, 6 rebs, 4 steals, Denver Gillett (188-F) 11 pts, 5 rebs, Shane Lino (193-C-88) 10 pts, 10 rebs.

Game 2
Superstars 77
Campari Blaze 68
Top scorers:
Superstars: Daniel Nolberto 28 pts, 7 rebs, Kyle Pascascio 15 pts, 7 rebs, Winston Pratt (186-G-90) 14 pts, 14 rebs, 2 blocks, Jarrell Velazquez 11 pts, 4 assists.
Campari Blaze: Christian Rodriguez (188-G/F) 22 pts, Dorian Jones (186-G) 16 pts, 6 rebs, Alden Coleman 10 pts, 7 assists.


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  BRAZIL   


Franca sign Edward Eddie Basden - by Paulo Freire
Vivo/Franca Basquete Sao Paulo Basketball has their last game of the Paulista State Championship as they lost a home game to Sao Jose dos Campos, closing the quarter finals on 3 x 1 for Sao Jose.
For the Vivo/Franca Basquete Sao Paulo fans, they can expect a whole different team on the next NBB, at least on the paper.
After changing his import player a couple weeks ago, the manager now add a new american player to their roster, name Edward Basden (196-G/F-83, agency: Interperformances, college: Charlotte)
The player has NBA experience and also european experience as he has played in Germany, France, Turkey and Greece.
With that new addition head coach Helio Rubens will have to work with three american players, let see how it will work since the coach is knowing as not giving much playing time for americans.




Vila Velha add player Abe Badmus - by Paulo Freire
An Nigerian player with 26 years old comes to Brazil to defend the Vila Velha CETAF/Garoto/UVV/PMVV team.

The point guard Ibrahim Badmus (180-G-85, college: St.Francis, PA) , who was born in Chicago (USA), and has Nigerian citizenship has already defended his former country a few times. His last contest was on the African Cup Nigeria 2007. At the time, he played five games, averaging 5.0 points, 1.8 rebound and 3.0 assists.

Before signing the contract, Badmus went through a testing period in Vila Velha CETAF/Garoto/UVV/PMVV and pleased the head coach Marcio Azevedo .
'He's a pretty athletic and fast, but what caught our attention was his involvement with our project, with our team. He is a guy that I'm sure will help and yield good results for us'said the coach.


Itabom/Bauru and Pinheiros/Sky advance into semifinals of Paulista League - by Eurobasket News
Vivo/Franca - S.Jose/Vinac 105-100 OT

Vivo/Franca narrowly avoided elimination. They tamed Sao Jose/Vinac in the overtime to narrow the deficit at the quarterfinal series. Vivo/Franca made 32-of-39 free shots (82.1 percent) during the game. Sao Jose/Vinac was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a great evening for the former international power forward William Drudi (206-81) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 30 points and 13 rebounds. The former international guard Helinho Garcia (186-75) helped adding 27 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists (went 10 for 10 at the free throw line !!!). The best for the losing side was international power forward Murilo Becker (210-83) with 26 points and 7 rebounds and the former international guard Fulvio de Assis (187-81) produced a double-double by scoring 17 points and 12 assists (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line). Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
S.Jose/Vinac: M.Becker 26+7reb+1ast, D.Stefanelli 17+5reb+1ast, F.de Assis 17+2reb+12ast, J.Antonio 12+10reb, M.Costa 11+1reb, A.Laws 8+2reb
Vivo/Franca: W.Drudi 30+13reb+3ast, H.Garcia 27+8reb+4ast, B.Araujo 16+8reb+1ast, M.Dornelles 14+6reb+3ast, W.Trigueiro 6+1reb, F.Penna 5+1reb+5ast
gschID: 154042


Araraquara - Pinheiros/Sky 72-101

Pinheiros/Sky swept the series versus Araraquara claiming a comfortable road win. The game was mostly controlled by Pinheiros/Sky. Araraquara was better in second period 24-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Pinheiros/Sky dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Araraquara's 28. Pinheiros/Sky had a 27-13 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a great shooting night for Pinheiros/Sky especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 58.8 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Araraquara's players. It was a great evening for international forward Olivinha Rodriguez (202-83) who led his team to a victory scoring 16 points and 5 rebounds. Naturalized Italian guard Paulinho Boracini (183-84) helped adding 16 points and 4 assists (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). The best for the losing side was forward Cicero Gonzaga (202-86, college: NE Oklahoma A&M CC) with 18 points and 9 rebounds and forward Ricardo de Azevedo (201-83) scored 15 points. Five Pinheiros/Sky and four Araraquara players scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games.
Top scorers:
Araraquara: C.Gonzaga 18+9reb+1ast, R.de Azevedo 15+3reb+1ast, L.da Silva 11+2reb+1ast, E.de Oliveira 10+1reb+1ast, T.Pereira 9+1reb, F.Dias 3
Pinheiros/Sky: P.Boracini 16+3reb+4ast, O.Rodriguez 16+5reb+3ast, M.Vieira 14+4reb+1ast, L.Morro 14+3reb+3ast, B.Fiorotto 10+6reb+1ast, S.Stallworth 10+2reb+2ast
gschID: 154043


Paulistano - Winner/Limeira 86-84

Paulistano nipped Winner/Limeira at home court to surge ahead 2-1 in the best-of-five series. Winner/Limeira was trailing by 8 points at halftime but managed to get 2-point lead after three quarters before a 24-20 charge of Paulistano, which allowed them to win the game. Winner/Limeira was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a great evening for the former international forward Felipe Ribeiro (201-79) who led his team to a victory scoring 22 points and 6 rebounds. Power forward Renato Carbonari (204-87) helped adding 11 points and 13 rebounds. The best for the losing side was the former international swingman Diego Pinheiro (195-80) with 17 points and Dominican-American guard Ronald Ramon (185-86, college: Pittsburgh) scored 15 points and 5 rebounds. Five Paulistano and four Winner/Limeira players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game.
Top scorers:
Winner/Limeira: R.Klafke 18+2reb+1ast, D.Pinheiro 17+3reb+2ast, R.Ramon 15+5reb+2ast, Benite 10+5reb+4ast, T.Romualdo 7+1reb+2ast, D.Alemao 6+3reb
Paulistano: F.Ribeiro 22+6reb+3ast, B.Nardi Duarte 14+3reb+2ast, T.Carneiro 14+5reb+2ast, R.Carbonari 11+13reb, P.Lima 11+3reb, E.Corazza 4+5reb+5ast
gschID: 154044


Gremio Mogi - Itabom/Bauru 81-90

Itabom/Bauru advanced into the semifinals after they recorded the third straight win over Gremio Mogi. The game without a history. Itabom/Bauru led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. It was a great evening for American guard Larry Taylor (185-G-80, college: Missouri Western) who led his team to a victory scoring 23 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists. Center Douglas Nunes (201-87) helped adding 24 points. The best for the losing side was power forward Thomas Gehrke (203-82, college: UTEP) with 21 points and 7 rebounds and forward Fernando Alvim (200-80) scored 17 points and 8 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Gremio Mogi: T.Gehrke 21+7reb+1ast, E.Caviglia 17+2reb, F.Alvim 17+8reb+3ast, G.Filipin 14+4reb+3ast, G.Lima 9+2reb+7ast, P.Patekoski 3
Itabom/Bauru: D.Nunes 24+4reb+2ast, L.Taylor 23+8reb+8ast, J.Agba 22+3reb, P.Alves 12+5reb+2ast, G.Deodato 4+1reb, F.Fischer 4+4reb+2ast
gschID: 154041




Standings - Paulista, Carioca, Minas G. leagues
Paulista Standings
Group A
 1. Itabom/Bauru 16-1 
 2. Winner/Limeira 13-4 
 3. Vivo/Franca 10-8 
 4. Rio Claro 6-8 
 5. Araraquara 6-11 
 6. Sao Caetano 4-10 
 7. Inter Santos 3-11 
 8. America 3-11 
Group B
 1. Pinheiros/Sky 14-3 
 2. S.Jose/Vinac 14-4 
 3. Paulistano 12-5 
 4. Gremio Mogi 7-10 
 5. XV/Cosan 5-9 
 6. Americana 4-10 
 7. Jacarei 4-10 
 8. L.S.B. 4-10 


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  BULGARIA   


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


Olin Edirne and Ivan Lilov part ways - by Eurobasket News
Ivan Lilov is no longer a member of Olin Edrine. Two sides terminated their deal yesterday. Lilov joined Olin Edrine few months ago. He appeared just in one TBL game scoring 2 points against Galatasaray. Ivan Lilov spent last season with Rilski Sportist Samokov. He had 20.1 ppg, 4.7 rpg and 3.4 apg for 35 games in Bulgarian league. Lilov also added 20 ppg, 5.8 rpg and 3.8 apg for 12 games in BIBL. He ended as the second scorer in both competitions. In 2009/10, Lilov played for Balkan and before that he spent one year with Rilski. Lilov played for Lukoil Akademik in the past. He helped Bulgarian NT in Qualifications to European Championships 2011.

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  CROATIA   


Brose Baskets starts new Euroleague season in style - by Eurobasket News
Brose Baskets - KK Zagreb CO 96-65

Brose Baskets had wonderful start of the new Euroleague season. The German champions destroyed Zagreb on Thursday evening 96-65. Two teams are placed to regular season Group B. Brose Baskets took control on Zagreb from the very beginning and never looked back. Anthony Leon Tucker (198-F-85, college: Texas) came up with 20 points and 5 rebounds in this victory. Marcus Slaughter (204-C/F-85, college: San Diego St.) had double-double of 16 points and 10 rebs, while Casey Jacobsen (198-G/F-81, college: Stanford) also scored 16 pts. In defeat, Krunoslav Simon (197-F-85) had 14 points and 6 rebs. Diante Garrett (193-G-88, college: Iowa St.) had 11 points and Sean May (203-F/C-84, college: N.Carolina) added 10 pts, plus 9 rebs. Quarters: 26-16, 26-14, 28-20, 16-15. Brose Baskets' next rival will be CSKA in Moscow. Zagreb will host reigning champion Panathinaikos.

Brose Baskets: Anthony Leon Tucker 20+5 boards, Marcus Slaughter 16+10 boards, Casey Jacobsen 16
Zagreb: Krunoslav Simon 14+6 boards, Diante Garrett 11, Sean May 10+9 boards


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Ligaen Round 6: Undefeated Bakken loses their first game against Svendborg - by Eurobasket News
There was no lack of excitement in the last round games. The round ended with loss of the undefeated team and favorites losing the games.

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Bakken (5-1) in Aarhus on Monday night. Hosts were defeated by Svendborg (6-0) 72-59. It was a key game for the top position in the league as both teams had the same 5-0 record before this meeting. Bakken was trailing by 4 points at halftime but managed to get 2-point lead after three quarters before a 25-10 charge of Svendborg, which allowed them to win the game. 25 personal fouls committed by Bakken helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American forward Matthew Kingsley (206-86, college: Stephen F. Austin) had a double-double by scoring 25 points and 10 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and international guard Mikkel Plannthin (195-88) chipped in 17 points and 10 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was the former international power forward Nicolai Iversen (205-80, college: San Jose City JC) with 21 points and 9 rebounds. Bakken's coach Philip Dejworek rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Undefeated Svendborg have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 6-0 record. Defending champion Bakken keeps the second place with one game lost. Svendborg are looking forward to face Vaerlose (#8) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Bakken will play against Falcon (#9) and is hoping to prove to their fans that the loss was just an accident.
Very significant was Horsholm's (#4) 84-77 road victory against one of their biggest challengers Naestved. Power forward Philip Hertz (210-92) notched 24 points (perfect from the field making all seven shots !!!) to lead the effort and Alexander Bak supported him with 19 points. Even a double-double of 19 points and 13 rebounds by American forward Jordan Glynn (200-89, college: Stephen F. Austin, agency: I.D.S. Law) did not help to save the game for Naestved. Naestved's coach Geoff Kotila tested eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Horsholm have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place. Naestved lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the fourth position with three games lost. They share it with Aabyhoj. Horsholm will play against bottom-ranked Aalborg (#10) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Naestved will play against SISU (#6) in Copenhagen and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Ligaen top team - Svendborg (6-0) managed to deliver another win on Wednesday. This time they beat fifth ranked Aabyhoj (3-3) 84-71. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Aabyhoj. The best player for the winners was Matthew Kingsley who scored 25 points and 6 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was D'Mario Curry who recorded a double-double by scoring 13 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists. Undefeated Svendborg have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 6-0 record. Aabyhoj at the other side dropped to the fourth place with three games lost. They share the position with Naestved. Svendborg will meet at home Vaerlose (#8) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Aabyhoj will play against Horsens IC (#7) in Horsens and hope to secure a win.
The game in Vaerlose was also worth to mention about. 7th ranked SISU (2-4) played at the court of eighth ranked Vaerlose (2-4). Vaerlose managed to secure a 4-point victory 87-83. It was a good game for Axel Karason who led his team to a victory with 22 points and 9 rebounds. Vaerlose moved-up to sixth place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated SISU. SISU lost third consecutive game. Vaerlose's next round opponent will be league's leader Svendborg on the road and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
9th ranked Aalborg (1-5) was outscored at home by second ranked Bakken (5-1) with the biggest margin this round 82-63 on Wednesday night. Nicolai Iversen scored 10 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists to lead the charge for the winners. Bakken's coach Philip Dejworek used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Defending champion maintains second position with 5-1 record behind leader Svendborg. Loser Aalborg dropped to the bottom place with five games lost. Bakken will face Falcon (#9) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Aalborg will play against Horsholm.

In the last game of round 6 Falcon lost to Horsens IC on the opponent's court 73-91.



Vaerlose - SISU 87-83

The game in Vaerlose was also worth to mention about. 7th ranked SISU (2-4) played at the court of eighth ranked Vaerlose (2-4). Vaerlose managed to secure a 4-point victory 87-83. SISU was ahead by 3 points after three quarters before a 24-17 charge of Vaerlose, which allowed them to win the game. 24 personal fouls committed by SISU helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for Icelandic forward Axel Karason (193-83) who led his team to a victory with 22 points and 9 rebounds. American forward Adam Wire (195, college: Cornell) contributed with 14 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. American forward Donald Rutherford (198-87, college: Catawba) replied with 26 points and 9 rebounds and his fellow American import swingman Mickey Dennis (190-78, college: JMU) added 20 points in the effort for SISU. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Vaerlose moved-up to sixth place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated SISU. SISU lost third consecutive game. Vaerlose's next round opponent will be league's leader Svendborg on the road and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
Top scorers:
Vaerlose: A.Karason 22+9reb, A.Wire 14+8reb+5ast, M.Rasmussen 13+2reb+1ast, P.Simonsen 11+3reb+1ast, A.Osgood-Richardson 8+7reb+2ast, R.Larsen 7+3reb+2ast
SISU: D.Rutherford 26+9reb, M.Dennis 20+2reb+2ast, M.Flowers 13+6reb, M.Nielsen 10+11ast, O.Bonde 7+2reb+1ast, D.Harder 5+5reb+2ast
gschID: 136112


Aabyhoj - Svendborg 71-84

Ligaen top team - Svendborg (6-0) managed to deliver another win on Wednesday. This time they beat fifth ranked Aabyhoj (3-3) 84-71. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Aabyhoj. The game was mostly controlled by Svendborg. Aabyhoj managed to win third quarter 24-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Svendborg shot 62.7 percent from the field. It was a great shooting night for Svendborg especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 53.3 percentage. The best player for the winners was American forward Matthew Kingsley (206-86, college: Stephen F. Austin) who scored 25 points and 6 rebounds. The former international guard Chanan Colman (191-84, college: Chipola) chipped in 14 points and 7 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward D'Mario Curry (201-85, college: Lincoln Memorial) who recorded a double-double by scoring 13 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists and his fellow American import forward Demetrius Phillips (207-87, college: Bridgeport) added 14 points and 7 rebounds respectively. Five Svendborg and four Aabyhoj players scored in double figures. Svendborg have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 6-0 record. Aabyhoj at the other side dropped to the fourth place with three games lost. They share the position with Naestved. Svendborg will meet at home Vaerlose (#8) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Aabyhoj will play against Horsens IC (#7) in Horsens and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Svendborg: M.Kingsley 25+6reb, C.Colman 14+2reb+7ast, A.Darboe 14+2reb+2ast, N.Degn-Andersen 13, M.Plannthin 10+9reb+3ast, M.Mariegaard 5+1reb+2ast
Aabyhoj: D.Jukic 15+3reb+2ast, D.Phillips 14+7reb+1ast, D.Curry 13+11reb+5ast, R.Soby Dalboge 11+2reb+2ast, J.Wang 8+3reb, O.Sigurdsson 7+4reb+3ast
gschID: 136113


Aalborg - Bakken 63-82

9th ranked Aalborg (1-5) was outscored at home by second ranked Bakken (5-1) with the biggest margin this round 82-63 on Wednesday night. The game was mostly controlled by Bakken. Aalborg was better in fourth quarter 20-11. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Bakken dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Aalborg's 34. It was a great shooting night for Bakken especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 53.3 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists comparing to just 8 passes made by Aalborg's players. The former international power forward Nicolai Iversen (205-80, college: San Jose City JC) scored 10 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists to lead the charge for the winners and American forward Chad Gray (200-85, college: Co.Carolina, agency: ARN Sports and Entertainment) chipped in 20 points during the contest. Gray is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Four Bakken players scored in double figures. Bakken's coach Philip Dejworek used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was American forward Tony Bishop (201-89, college: Texas St.) with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 12 rebounds and his fellow American import point guard Ryan White (177-88, college: Texas St.) scored 20 points. Defending champion maintains second position with 5-1 record behind leader Svendborg. Loser Aalborg dropped to the bottom place with five games lost. Bakken will face Falcon (#9) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Aalborg will play against Horsholm.
Top scorers:
Bakken: C.Gray 20+4reb, C.Christoffersen 14+3reb+1ast, C.Nielsen 11+4reb+3ast, N.Iversen 10+7reb+7ast, F.Nielsen 9+6reb+7ast, H.Falsvig 7+1ast
Aalborg: R.White 20+4reb+3ast, T.Bishop 18+12reb+1ast, C.Elgmork 10+1reb+2ast, S.Sorensen 8+9reb, L.Kristiansen 5+2reb+1ast, M.Christensen 2+1reb
gschID: 136114


Horsens IC - Falcon 91-73

There was a minor upset when 6th ranked Falcon (2-4) was defeated on the road by ninth ranked Horsens IC (2-4) 91-73 on Thursday. The game without a history. Horsens IC led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Horsens IC outrebounded Falcon 50-23 including a 26-7 advantage in offensive rebounds. American forward Will Harris (198-86, college: Albany) had a double-double by scoring 29 points and 15 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and the former international power forward Hans Schur (203-83, college: Lynn) chipped in 19 points and 11 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was the former international swingman Henrik Thomsen (203-84, college: Cal-Riverside) with 21 points and international guard Julian McFarlane (184-86) scored 9 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Four Falcon players scored in double figures. Falcon's coach Henrik Koll let to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Horsens IC moved-up to sixth place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Falcon. Falcon lost fourth consecutive game. Horsens IC will face higher ranked Aabyhoj (#5) at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game.
Top scorers:
Horsens IC: W.Harris 29+15reb+1ast, H.Schur 19+11reb+2ast, S.Einarsson 17+1reb, M.Sakne 9+3reb+4ast, C.Lindberg 7+4reb+1ast, J.Larsen 5+3reb+1ast
Falcon: H.Thomsen 21+4reb+1ast, C.Thomsen 13+4reb, Y.Gyamfi 13+1ast, C.Nielsen 11+1reb, J.McFarlane 9+7reb+5ast, P.Jorgensen 4+4reb+1ast
gschID: 136115


Bakken - Svendborg 59-72

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Bakken (5-1) in Aarhus on Monday night. Hosts were defeated by Svendborg (6-0) 72-59. It was a key game for the top position in the league as both teams had the same 5-0 record before this meeting. Bakken was trailing by 4 points at halftime but managed to get 2-point lead after three quarters before a 25-10 charge of Svendborg, which allowed them to win the game. 25 personal fouls committed by Bakken helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American forward Matthew Kingsley (206-86, college: Stephen F. Austin) had a double-double by scoring 25 points and 10 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and international guard Mikkel Plannthin (195-88) chipped in 17 points and 10 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was the former international power forward Nicolai Iversen (205-80, college: San Jose City JC) with 21 points and 9 rebounds and American forward Chad Gray (200-85, college: Co.Carolina, agency: ARN Sports and Entertainment) scored 5 points and 9 rebounds. Bakken's coach Philip Dejworek rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Svendborg have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 6-0 record. Defending champion Bakken keeps the second place with one game lost. Svendborg are looking forward to face Vaerlose (#8) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Bakken will play against Falcon (#9) and is hoping to prove to their fans that the loss was just an accident.
Top scorers:
Svendborg: M.Kingsley 25+10reb+1ast, M.Plannthin 17+10reb+2ast, C.Colman 16+2reb+4ast, M.Mariegaard 8+4ast, N.Degn-Andersen 2, R.Christensen 2+1reb
Bakken: N.Iversen 21+9reb+3ast, M.Kristensen 9, F.Nielsen 8+1reb+1ast, C.Nielsen 7+4reb, C.Gray 5+9reb+2ast, J.Jensen 3+2reb
gschID: 136110


Naestved - Horsholm 77-84

Very significant was Horsholm's (#4) 84-77 road victory against one of their biggest challengers Naestved. It looked good early as Naestved took an 1-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Horsholm had a 18-15 second period charge getting the lead and Naestved was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 77-84. Horsholm forced 20 Naestved turnovers. Power forward Philip Hertz (210-92) notched 24 points (perfect from the field making all seven shots !!!) to lead the effort and forward Alexander Bak (193-91) supported him with 19 points. Four Horsholm players scored in double figures. Even a double-double of 19 points and 13 rebounds by American forward Jordan Glynn (200-89, college: Stephen F. Austin, agency: I.D.S. Law) did not help to save the game for Naestved. His fellow American import point guard Corin Henry (180-88, college: Tarleton St.) added 19 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 7 steals. Naestved's coach Geoff Kotila tested eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Horsholm have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place. Naestved lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the fourth position with three games lost. They share it with Aabyhoj. Horsholm will play against bottom-ranked Aalborg (#10) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Naestved will play against SISU (#6) in Copenhagen and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Horsholm: P.Hertz 24+3reb+2ast, A.Bak 19+3reb+2ast, J.Benjamin 15+8reb+1ast, B.Colas 12+7reb+2ast, A.Haas 5+1reb+5ast, J.Bro 5+3reb+2ast
Naestved: J.Glynn 19+13reb+1ast, C.Henry 19+7reb+5ast, N.Brasas 19+3reb, L.Hoirup 9+1reb+1ast, P.Johansen 6+5reb+2ast, P.Christensen 3
gschID: 136111




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. SISU 2-4 
 7. Horsens IC 2-4 
 8. Vaerlose 2-4 
 9. Falcon 2-4 
 10. Aalborg 1-5 


Stats Leaders - Basketligaen
Points Per Game
 Will HARRIS
  Horsens IC
  (198-F-86)
  Avg: 31.8
 1. Harris, Horsens IC31.8 
 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, Horsens10.5 
 4. Glynn, Naestved9.5 
 5. Curry, Aabyhoj9.4 
 6. Harris, Horsens IC9.3 
 7. Phillips, Aabyhoj9.2 
 8. Rutherford, SISU8.0 
 9. Kingsley, Svendborg7.7 
 10. Plannthin, Svend.7.5 
Assists Per Game
 D''Mario CURRY
  Aabyhoj
  (201-F-85)
  Avg: 5.2
 1. Curry, Aabyhoj5.2 
 2. Sakne, Horsens IC4.8 
 3. Elgmork, Aalborg4.7 
 4. Henry, Naestved4.3 
 5. McFarlane, Falcon4.2 
 6. Colman, Svendborg4.2 
 7. Nielsen, SISU4.2 
 8. White, Aalborg3.5 
 9. Dennis, SISU3.5 
 10. St.John, Horsens3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Corin HENRY
  Naestved
  (180-PG-88)
  Avg: 4
 1. Henry, Naestved4.0 
 2. White, Aalborg3.7 
 3. Dennis, SISU2.7 
 4. Iversen, Bakken2.2 
 5. Benjamin, Horsholm2.2 
 6. McFarlane, Falcon2.2 
 7. Glynn, Naestved2.0 
 8. Gray, Bakken2.0 
 9. Plannthin, Svend.2.0 
 10. Curry, Aabyhoj2.0 
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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Canton Charge add Keith McLeod and Jamine Peterson - by Eurobasket News
The newly created Cleveland Cavaliers NBA Development League team Canton Charge announced their first signees. The Charge have agreed on terms of contract with Keith McLeod (6'3''-G-79, college: Bowling Green) and Jamine Peterson (6'6''-F-88, college: Providence).
Keith McLeod spent the last season in Greece. The guard played for Panionios. His stats read 7.7 points, 1.4 assists and 1.4 steals per game. Previously the guard had spells in USBL, NBA, CBA, Italy and D-League.
Jamine Peterson started the previous season in Greece. He played for Kolossos Rodou. The forward registered 4.8 point sand 3.3 rebounds per game. Later Jamine Peterson joined the New Mexico Thunderbirds in D-League. His stats came up to 13.4 points and 5.9 rebounds per appearance. Jamine Peterson finished the season in Dominican Republic playing for Metros de Santiago.



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


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Rannar RAAP
  Parnu
  (188-G/F-92)
  Avg: 17.5
 1. Raap, Parnu17.5 
 2. Pilk, TT.17.0 
 3. Hallik, Tarvas16.0 
 4. Sokk, Tartu Ulikool16.0 
 5. Kurg, Tln Kalev15.0 
 6. Cunda, Va.15.0 
 7. Raadik, Parnu14.5 
 8. Arnold, TT.14.5 
 9. Fedortchuk, Tln K.14.3 
 10. Kaldre, Rapla13.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Raido RINGMETS
  Rapla
  (206-C/F-83)
  Avg: 11.7
 1. Ringmets, Rapla11.7 
 2. Fedortchuk, Tln K.10.3 
 3. Cipruss, Tarvas10.3 
 4. Adedeji, Va.8.8 
 5. Hamarsalu, Parnu8.0 
 6. Arnold, TT.7.5 
 7. Raadik, Tartu Ulik.7.0 
 8. Varbanov, Kalev/Cr.7.0 
 9. Amis, Tartu Ulikool6.3 
 10. Fall, Kalev/Cramo6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Martin DORBEK
  Tarvas
  (193-G-91)
  Avg: 4.7
 1. Dorbek, Tarvas4.7 
 2. Karner, Parnu4.0 
 3. Kriisa, Tarvas4.0 
 4. Cunda, Va.3.5 
 5. Skele, Kalev/Cramo3.5 
 6. Roos, Tln Kalev3.3 
 7. Veideman, Tartu U.3.3 
 8. Kurbas, Tartu Ulik.3.0 
 9. Pilk, TT.3.0 
 10. Sokk, Tartu Uliko.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Rain KARNER
  Parnu
  (186-PG-91)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Karner, Parnu3.5 
 2. Cunda, Va.3.3 
 3. Laane, Rapla2.3 
 4. Saage, Tartu Uliko.2.3 
 5. Dorbek, Tarvas2.3 
 6. Raap, Parnu2.0 
 7. Raley-Ross, Tln K.2.0 
 8. Kaldre, Rapla2.0 
 9. Roos, Tln Kalev2.0 
 10. Saks, Kalev/Cramo2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Kristjan VOOLAID
  Parnu
  (198-F-92)
  Avg: 3
 1. Voolaid, Parnu3.0 
 2. Fedortchuk, Tln K.2.3 
 3. Fall, Kalev/Cramo2.3 
 4. Amis, Tartu Ulikool2.0 
 5. Ulyanko, Kalev/Cr.1.5 
 6. Coles, Tarvas1.0 
 7. Raadik, Parnu1.0 
 8. Varbanov, Kalev/Cr.1.0 
 9. Saarmets, TT.1.0 
 10. Adedeji, Va.1.0 


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Surgery sidelines Jagodnik for four months - by Zeljko Zule
Goran Jagodnik (203-F-74, agency: Beo Basket) of Union Olimpija underwent surgery yesterday to repair a hernia. He wil be sidelined for four months and will miss Euroleague's first stage. He suffered injury during the practice. Jagodnik was a member of Slovenian National Team on the World Championship in Turkey 2010 and the European Championship in Lithuanian this year, He averaged 10.4 points and 3 rebounds per game in Euroleague, 11.6 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.4 steals in Adriatic League and 9.6 points and 4.8 rebounds in Teleamch League last season.

Maccabi announce Keith Langford - by Eurobasket News
Maccabi Tel-Aviv bolstered their backcourt. They finalized the deal with Keith Langford (193-G/F-83, college: Kansas). The contract is meant for one season. The guard is expected to be ready to don Maccabi's jersey for the next Euroleague game against Partizan Belgrade. Keith Langford spent the last season in Russia. He played for Khimky Moscow Region. The guard notched 18.2 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game in PBL. In VTB League Keith Langford delivered 13.8 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists per appearance. In Euroleague his stats read 17.8 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.1 steals. Eurobasket.com named Keith Langford into All-Russian PBL 1st Team. Previously the guard had stints in D-League, USBL, Italy.

Exciting Round One - by Eurobasket News
Group A
Fener.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.

Bennet Cantu - Nancy 80-69
Bennet Cantu celebrated its long-awaited return to Euroleague. They handed 80-69 loss to French champion Nancy for 1-0 record in Group A. Andrea Cinciarini (193-PG-86) top-scored for the home squad with 15 points. Vladimir Micov (203-F-85, agency: Beo Basket) had 14 points and Marko Scekic (207-F/C-81, agency: Beo Basket) added 11 pts with only one miss in 14 minutes. On the other side, Akinlolu Akingbala (208-F-83, college: Clemson) collected 20 points and 7 rebounds. NBAer Nicolas Batum (201-F-88) had 13 points, 7 rebs and 8 assists in this meeting, while Adrien Moerman (204-F/C-88) stopped to 13 pts. Cantu did a great job in the second half of this game. Quarters: 17-21, 27-23, 13-8, 23-17. In the next round, Cantu goes to Spain. They rival will be Caja Laboral, who outplayed Fenerbahce Ulker as a guest yesterday. Nancy will host Bilbao.

Bizkaia Bilbao - Olympiakos 76-61
On a night to remember for the lucky fans who witnessed it live, Bizkaia Bilbao Basket handily defeated visiting Olympiacos 76-61 on Friday, leading from tipoff to buzzer in the city's first-ever game in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague. An estimated 9,000 fans packed Bilbao Arena for the occasion, and they raised the roof as their team slowly but surely pulled away to a debut victory. After a 5-5 in the first quarter, Bilbao repeatedly pulled ahead by double-digits, calmly withstanding a couple runs that Olympiacos used to draw within 2 points before and after halftime. Marko Banic (205-F-84) led the winners with 22 points on near-perfect shooting: 7 for 9 on two-pointers and 8 for 8 from the foul line. D'or Fischer (211-C-81, college: W.Virginia) followed him with 16 points and 8 rebounds, while Aaron Jackson had 11 points, 5 assists. Fischer and Alex Mumbru, with 7 rebounds, led Bilbao's 36-23 advantage on the boards. Olympiacos couldn't overcome that difference nor its 3-for-17 three-point shooting at the hands of Bilbao's defense. Martynas Gecevicius (193-G-88) led the winners with 15 points and Kyle Hines (198-F/C-86) came off the bench to score 14. Vassilis Spanoulis added 9 points in a reserve role, but no other Olympiacos player had more than 5 and none pulled more than 4 rebounds. *Courtesy of Euroleague
Group B
Panathinaikos - Unicaja 98-77
Panathinaikos started their title defense in style. The Greens handed 98-77 loss to Unicaja for 1-0 record in Group B. Participants of the same pool are also CSKA Moscow, Zalgiris, Zagreb and Brose Baskets. Panathinaikos was much better team in this game, expect of the second quarter which belonged to Unicaja. PAO had seven players with double-digits in scoring. The leading one was Dimitris Diamantidis (196-G-80) with 17 points (7 as). Romain Sato (194-G/F-81, college: Xavier) (6 rebs) had 16, while Kostas Kaimakoglou (206-C/F-83) and Steven Smith (203-F-83, college: La Salle) added 13 pts each. For the guests, Hrvoje Peric (203-F-85) (5 rebs) and Kristaps Valters (190-G-81) delivered 13 points apiece. Nedzad Sinanovic (221-C-83) collected 11 pts and 8 rebs. Quarters: 25-16, 27-33, 25-12, 21-16. In the next round, PAO will meet Zagreb on the road. Unicaja will host Zalgiris, who released coach Ilias Zouros yesterday.

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

Brose Baskets - KK Zagreb CO 96-65
Brose Baskets had wonderful start of the new Euroleague season. The German champions destroyed Zagreb on Thursday evening 96-65. Two teams are placed to regular season Group B. Brose Baskets took control on Zagreb from the very beginning and never looked back. Anthony Leon Tucker (198-F-85, college: Texas) came up with 20 points and 5 rebounds in this victory. Marcus Slaughter (204-C/F-85, college: San Diego St.) had double-double of 16 points and 10 rebs, while Casey Jacobsen (198-G/F-81, college: Stanford) also scored 16 pts. In defeat, Krunoslav Simon (197-F-85) had 14 points and 6 rebs. Diante Garrett (193-G-88, college: Iowa St.) had 11 points and Sean May (203-F/C-84, college: N.Carolina) added 10 pts, plus 9 rebs. Quarters: 26-16, 26-14, 28-20, 16-15. Brose Baskets' next rival will be CSKA in Moscow. Zagreb will host reigning champion Panathinaikos.
Group C
Armani MI - Maccabi T-A 89-82
EA7 Emporio Armani was better than Maccabi Electra in opening round of the Euroleague regular season. The Italian squad celebrated 89-82 victory for 1-0 score in Group C. The hosts shined in the second and third period, what was enough for the win at the end. Maccabi came to 71-67 during the last period, but Danilo Gallinari (205-G/F-88, agency: Players Group) rescued Milano with a corner three-pointer and Omar Cook scored off a steal to make Maccabi call timeout at 76-67. Malik Hairston (198-G-87, college: Oregon) top-scored for Milano with 25 points (6 as). Danilo Gallinari also was great adding 23 points and 7 rebounds and Ioannis Bourousis (212-C-83, agency: FCM) helped with double-double of 13 points and 10 rebs. Maccabi got 23 points and 8 boards from Lior Eliyahu (206-F/C-85, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices). David Bluthenthal (201-F-80, college: USC) and Theodoros Papaloukas (200-PG-77, agency: FCM) (7 as) had 15 and 13 points respectively. Quarters: 14-19, 27-19, 24-14, 24-30. EA7 Emporio Armani goes to Madrid in the next round. Maccabi waits Partizan.

Partizan - Anadolu Efes 73-84
Anadolu Efes did a great job in Round One of the Euroleague regular season. They managed to beat Partizan in Belgrade 73-84 for 1-0 record in Group C. Efes overcame a strong basketball atmosphere at Pionir Arena to register its first road win. Dusko Savanovic (204-F/C-83, agency: Beo Basket) was the leading player in victory with valuation 21. He scored 17 points for 15 minutes on the court. Tarence Kinsey (200-G-84, college: S.Carolina) had 18 pts and Sasha Vujacic (200-G-84) added 14 pts for his team. In Partizan, Nikola Pekovic (210-C-86, agency: Beo Basket) collected 21 points and 6 rebounds (valuation 29). Milan Macvan (206-C-89, agency: INVICTUS Sports Group) had 14 pts and 7 boards, while Dragan Milosavljevic (198-G-89) stopped to 10 pts. Anadolu Efes exploded after the breather to secure the victory in this meeting. Quarters: 28-27, 17-21, 6-20, 22-16. Efes waits Charleroi in the next round. Partizan goes to Tel-Aviv.

Charleroi - Real Madrid 76-100
Real Madrid shined in Charleroi last night. The Spanish giant drained 100 points in this meeting, what was enough for comfortable victory against the Belgian champion, 76-100. Both teams are placed to Group C of the Euroleague regular season. Real Madrid was much better team in this game, especially in the second half. Felipe Reyes (203-F/C-80) (9 rebs) and Rudy Fernandez (197-G-85) scored 19 points each for the winners. Jaycee Carroll (188-PG-83, agency: Priority Sports) helped his team with 14 points. In Charleroi, Demond Mallet (185-G-78, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: McNeese St.) shined with 27 points. Their second scorer was Tornike Shengelia (207-F-91) with 11 pts (9 rebs). Quarters: 16-23, 21-22, 18-26, 21-29. Real Madrid will host Emporio Armani in the next round. Charleroi goes to Istanbul to meet Anadolu Efes.

Group D
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.

Asseco Prokom - Galatasaray 72-76
First ever Euroleague win for Galatasaray Medical Park. The Turkish squad, who reached the regular season through qualifications, managed to beat Asseco Prokom on the road 72-76 thanks to great third quarter and well played last 80 seconds of the game. Both teams are placed to Group D, together with Montepaschi, Barca, Olimpija and Unics. Slovenian PG Jaka Lakovic (186-G-78) shined last night with 21 points. He made 6 of 7 attempts from behind the arc. Preston Shumpert (198-G/F-79, college: Syracuse) had 12 points and Luksa Andric (210-C-85, agency: Beo Basket) helped his team with 11 pts. Donatas Motiejunas (213-F/C-90, agency: Interperformances) (5 rebs) and Adam Hrycaniuk (208-C-84, college: Cincinnati) had 15 points each for the hosts. Their third scorer was Oliver Lafayette (188-G-84, college: Houston) with 12 pts. Quarters: 19-21, 18-11, 11-27, 24-17. Prokom tied the score to 71-71 with 1:22 left, but Lakovic and Andric paced their team to 71-74 lead after that. Blassingame missed a driving shot but Gordon went 0-for-2 from the foul line with 9.9 seconds to go. Galatasaray fouled on Gee, who missed his second attempt on purpose. Shipp grabbed the rebound and allowed Galatasaray to put the victory on ice. In the next
round, Galatasaray will host Unics. Asseco Prokom goes to Barcelona.

Union Olimpija - FCB Regal 64-86
Regal Barca demonstrated its power in Round One of the Euroleague regular season. The reigning Spanish champion handed 64-86 loss to Union Olimpija in Ljubljana. The game was played last night. Both Barca and Olimpija are placed to Group D, together with Montepaschi, Galatasaray, Asseco Prokom and Unics Kazan. Marcelinho Huertas (191-PG-83) paced Barca to victory collecting 17 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists. Pete Mickeal (199-F-78, college: Cincinnati) scored 15 points and Fran Vazquez (209-C-83) followed with 10. Danny Green (198-G/F-87, college: N.Carolina) responded with 17 points in loss. Ratko Varda had 16 pts and Deon Thompson (203-F-88, college: N.Carolina) stopped to 9 pts, plus 6 rebounds. Quarters: 19-24, 11-17, 21-20, 13-25. Regal Barca will host Asseco Prokom in the next round. Union Olimpija will meet Montepaschi in Siena.


Top prospect Nenad Miljenovic officially joins Partizan - by Eurobasket News
One of the top prospects in Serbia, Nenad Miljenovic (194-G-93, agency: Beo Basket), officially joined Partizan Belgrade. The player penned a four-year deal and will make debut with his new team soon. Miljenovic arrives from FMP Zeleznik, where he played for junior squad. He helped FMP reach the Nike Euroleague Junior Tournament Final last year and was named MVP of this event (17.5 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 4.8 rpg and 2.5 spg). In 2009, Miljenovic led FMP to trophy at the same tournament. That same summer he paced U16 Serbia to Bronze medal at the U16 EuroBasket in Kaunas. He had 17.7 ppg, 7 rpg and 2.7 spg for 9 games. This year Miljenovic led U18 Serbia to Silver medal at the European Championships U18 in Wroclaw. He shined with 11.2 ppg, 3.9 rpg and 4 apg for 9 games. Miljenovic was named Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 1st Team -11. In 2010, he got Eurobasket.com All-World Championships U17 Honorable Mention -10 (15.1ppg, 5.5rpg, 3.1apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 41.2%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 70.4%).

Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Henry DOMERCANT
  Unics
  (192-G-80)
  Avg: 30
 1. Domercant, Unics30.0 
 2. Hairston, Armani M.25.0 
 3. Teletovic, Caja L.23.0 
 4. Eliyahu, Maccabi23.0 
 5. Battle, Cholet23.0 
 6. Gallinari, Armani23.0 
 7. Banic, Bizkaia Bil.22.0 
 8. Pekovic, Partizan21.0 
 9. Loncar, Khimky20.5 
 10. Jackson, PGE Tur.20.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Andrei KIRILENKO
  CSKA
  (205-F-81)
  Avg: 15
 1. Kirilenko, CSKA15.0 
 2. Edwards, Grave.11.0 
 3. Bourousis, Armani10.0 
 4. Slaughter, Brose B.10.0 
 5. Gee, Asseco Prokom9.0 
 6. Perovic, FCB Regal9.0 
 7. Jawai, Unics9.0 
 8. Reyes, Real Madrid9.0 
 9. May, KK.9.0 
 10. Loncar, Khimky8.5 
Assists Per Game
 Marcelinho HUERTAS
  FCB Regal
  (191-PG-83)
  Avg: 8
 1. Huertas, FCB Regal8.0 
 2. Teodosic, CSKA8.0 
 3. Batum, Nancy8.0 
 4. Prigioni, Caja L.7.0 
 5. Diamantidis, Panat.7.0 
 6. Basile, Bennet C.6.0 
 7. Moore, PGE Turow6.0 
 8. Tunceri, Anadolu6.0 
 9. Roberts, Brose B.6.0 
 10. Hairston, Armani6.0 
Steals Per Game
 Pablo PRIGIONI
  Caja L.
  (191-G-77)
  Avg: 6
 1. Prigioni, Caja L.6.0 
 2. Kaukenas, Montepa.4.0 
 3. Vujacic, Anadolu4.0 
 4. Ilyasova, Anadolu4.0 
 5. Spanoulis, Olympia.3.0 
 6. Stiggers, PAOK3.0 
 7. Slaughter, Brose B.3.0 
 8. Diamantidis, Panat.3.0 
 9. Kelati, Khimky2.5 
 10. Quinn, Khimky2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrei KIRILENKO
  CSKA
  (205-F-81)
  Avg: 4
 1. Kirilenko, CSKA4.0 
 2. Kinsey, Anadolu4.0 
 3. Lavrinovic, Montep.3.0 
 4. Kasun, KK.3.0 
 5. Slaughter, Brose B.3.0 
 6. Issa, Gravelines3.0 
 7. Kravtsov, BC Do.3.0 
 8. Cain, VEF Riga2.0 
 9. Hines, Olympiakos2.0 
 10. Hairston, Armani2.0 


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


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Stats Leaders - Group A
Points Per Game
 Alexandros VEZENKOV
  CYP
  (204-F/G-95)
  Avg: 27.1
 1. Vezenkov, BUL27.1 
 2. Seskus, LTU21.3 
 3. Sizov, RUS20.7 
 4. Hezonja, CRO20.0 
 5. Witlinski, POL18.6 
 6. Peterka, CZE17.6 
 7. Savic, MNT15.7 
 8. Kouril, CZE15.4 
 9. Rebic, SRB15.4 
 10. Inglis, FRA14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Martin PETERKA
  (201-F-95)
  Avg: 12.6
 1. Peterka, CZE12.6 
 2. Witlinski, POL9.9 
 3. Vezenkov, BUL9.9 
 4. Seskus, LTU9.4 
 5. Diop, ESP9.0 
 6. Zganec, CRO8.6 
 7. Ristic, SRB8.3 
 8. Hezonja, CRO8.2 
 9. Birsen, TUR8.0 
 10. Inglis, FRA7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Radovan KOURIL
  (182-PG-95)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Kouril, CZE6.1 
 2. Zywert, POL4.9 
 3. Martin, ESP4.6 
 4. Rebic, SRB4.4 
 5. Kavaliauskas, LTU4.1 
 6. Seskus, LTU3.9 
 7. Djurovic, MNT3.9 
 8. Vezenkov, BUL3.6 
 9. Boyarkin, UKR3.6 
 10. Ozmizrak, TUR3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Igor BOYARKIN
  (180-PG-95)
  Avg: 3
 1. Boyarkin, UKR3.0 
 2. Kavaliauskas, LTU2.6 
 3. Ozmizrak, TUR2.6 
 4. Fontecchio, ITA2.5 
 5. Martin, ESP2.4 
 6. Hezonja, CRO2.2 
 7. Seskus, LTU2.0 
 8. Liapis, GRE2.0 
 9. Sans, ESP2.0 
 10. Bosnjak, CRO1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Ilimane DIOP
  (210-C-95)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Diop, ESP2.9 
 2. Stoimenov, BUL2.0 
 3. Vezenkov, BUL1.8 
 4. Inglis, FRA1.6 
 5. Prokopenko, UKR1.6 
 6. Benvenuti, ITA1.1 
 7. Spyropoulos, GRE1.1 
 8. Slanina, CZE1.0 
 9. Draskovic, MNT0.9 
 10. Charalampopo., GRE0.8 


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  FINLAND   


1.DIVISION: Storrs and Henderson arrived - by Rauno Hurmalainen
Two American Guards have arrived to Finland this week joining 1. Division teams BC Jyvaskyla and Tarmo, Porvoo. On Wednesday Lance Storrs (195-G-89) arrived and BC JKL hopes Storrs could help them soon. Storrs should be able to do so, because he comes from tough conference (ACC), while belonging four years (2007-11) to Georgia Tech roster. Storrs averaged as a Senior 2,6 ppg - 1,8 rpg. Shawn Henderson (190-G-88), who arrived Finland and Porvoo Friday morning, played two years (2009-11) on Idaho (WAC) roster averaging 8,9 ppg - 4,7 rpg - 2,8 apg and 1,1 spg as a Sr. Both players are first time in Europe.

KORISLIIGA: Pyrinto on the top - by Rauno Hurmalainen
Korisliiga, Round 8&5: YMCA Lahti has it difficult right now. New Head Coach Kimmo Kujansivu and his Team lost again tonight and their record is 1-7. As a tough home team YMCA Lahti has won only one contest out of five home games. The winner was this time visitor Pyrinto, Tampere (4-1) and the numbers 77-90 (32-50). Quarters: 20-29, 12-21, 28-21, 19-19. Pyrinto won also the rebounds (27-34) and the biggest differences were FTs and fouls: 5/7 vs 15/23 and 24 vs 14. Ville Makalainen (194-F-85, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) led the hosts with 26pts/8rbs. Antero Lehto (184-G-84) was again Pyrinto's leading scorer: 24 points.
YMCA Lahti - Pyrinto 77-90 (32-50). (Ville Makalainen 26/8, Steven Wright 19, Ryan Brooks 13 - Antero Lehto 24, Damon Williams 19/7, Antwine Williams 17. A: 721).




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


Stats Leaders - ProB
Points Per Game
 Ousmane BARRO
  Bourg
  (207-C-84)
  Avg: 20.5
 1. Barro, Bourg20.5 
 2. James, Denain19.5 
 3. Denave, St Vallier18.7 
 4. Davis, Le Portel18.7 
 5. Sonko, Bourg18.5 
 6. Gomis, Limoges18.5 
 7. McKenzie, Boulazac18.0 
 8. Taylor, Le Portel17.7 
 9. Franklin, Vichy17.3 
 10. Ramseyer, Nantes16.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Christophe MASSIE
  Limoges
  (206-C/F-77)
  Avg: 14
 1. Massie, Limoges14.0 
 2. Wood, Evreux10.8 
 3. Allen, Antibes10.3 
 4. Prowell, St Vallier10.0 
 5. Rossiter, Denain9.8 
 6. Daniels, Chalons-.9.8 
 7. Monroe, Boulazac9.0 
 8. Disy, St Vallier9.0 
 9. James, Denain8.5 
 10. Barro, Bourg8.3 
Assists Per Game
 Donald COPELAND
  Bourg
  (177-PG-84)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Copeland, Bourg8.5 
 2. Denave, St Vallier6.0 
 3. Rowland, Evreux5.8 
 4. Taylor, Le Portel5.7 
 5. Darnauzan, Mauri.5.5 
 6. Njoya, Boulazac5.3 
 7. Poupet, Rouen5.0 
 8. Atamna, Fos Ouest5.0 
 9. Gomis, Limoges5.0 
 10. Choquet, Fos Oue.4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Armand CHARLES
  Nantes
  (193-SF-83)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Charles, Nantes3.3 
 2. James, Denain3.0 
 3. Patiejunas, Rouen2.5 
 4. Eito, Vichy2.5 
 5. Flowers, Vichy2.5 
 6. Milbourne, Limoges2.3 
 7. Sauret, Lille2.3 
 8. Njoya, Boulazac2.3 
 9. Marshall, Lille2.0 
 10. Poupet, Rouen2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Sherman GAY
  Fos Ouest
  (201-PF-82)
  Avg: 3
 1. Gay, Fos Ouest3.0 
 2. Daniels, Chalons-.1.8 
 3. Ford, Bordeaux1.7 
 4. Massie, Limoges1.5 
 5. Badiane, Antibes1.5 
 6. Barro, Bourg1.5 
 7. Prowell, St Vallier1.5 
 8. Barrett, St Vallier1.3 
 9. Ramseyer, Nantes1.3 
 10. Charles, Nantes1.0 


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


Brose Baskets starts new Euroleague season in style - by Eurobasket News
Brose Baskets - KK Zagreb CO 96-65

Brose Baskets had wonderful start of the new Euroleague season. The German champions destroyed Zagreb on Thursday evening 96-65. Two teams are placed to regular season Group B. Brose Baskets took control on Zagreb from the very beginning and never looked back. Anthony Leon Tucker (198-F-85, college: Texas) came up with 20 points and 5 rebounds in this victory. Marcus Slaughter (204-C/F-85, college: San Diego St.) had double-double of 16 points and 10 rebs, while Casey Jacobsen (198-G/F-81, college: Stanford) also scored 16 pts. In defeat, Krunoslav Simon (197-F-85) had 14 points and 6 rebs. Diante Garrett (193-G-88, college: Iowa St.) had 11 points and Sean May (203-F/C-84, college: N.Carolina) added 10 pts, plus 9 rebs. Quarters: 26-16, 26-14, 28-20, 16-15. Brose Baskets' next rival will be CSKA in Moscow. Zagreb will host reigning champion Panathinaikos.

Brose Baskets: Anthony Leon Tucker 20+5 boards, Marcus Slaughter 16+10 boards, Casey Jacobsen 16
Zagreb: Krunoslav Simon 14+6 boards, Diante Garrett 11, Sean May 10+9 boards


Dane Watts (ratiopharm Ulm) We Have Worked Hard Building The Fundamentals For The Type Of Team We Want To Be This Season. - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Dane Watts (203-F-86, agency: Pro One Sports) is a 25 year old 203cm forward from Warrensburg, Missouri. He is playing his first season for ratiopharm Ulm. He played at Creighton (NCAA) from 2004-2008 with NBA player Anthony Tolliver. In his senior year, he played 33 games: 11.3ppg, 6.4rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 53.4%, 3Pts: 42.5%, FT: 71.8%. In 2008, he came to Germany and started his professional basketball career with EnBW Ludwigsburg (Germany-1.Bundesliga, starting five): 32 games: 8.9ppg, 3.8rpg, FGP-1 (68.4%), 3PT: 30.8%, FT: 68.7%. In 2009-2010, he came to The Walter Tigers Tuebingen playing 34 games: 10.2ppg, 5.4rpg, 1.5apg, FGP: 57.1%, 3PT: 37.6%, FT: 71.0%. Last season for Tuebingen, he played 33 games: 13.7ppg, Reb-4 (7.6rpg), 1.1apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 57.9%, 3PT: 36.7%, FT: 54.5%; in May'11 moved to Hyeres-Toulon Var Basket (France-ProA): 3 games: 7.0ppg, 6.3rpg, 1.7apg, 1.0spg. At Creighton, he won awards such as MVC Tournament Winner -05, 07, MVC All-Freshman Team -05, MVC Regular Season Runner-Up -07, and MVC Tournament Semifinals -08. He spoke to Eurobasket before the game against The Fraport Skyliners october 22nd.

Ratiopharm Ulm got off to an 0-4 start last season but are 3-1 this season. What has been the key to the early success so far?

I think that we had a tough preseason and worked hard building the fundamentals for the type of team we wanted to be this season.

How has head coach Torsten Leibenath been able to get the offense/defense on the same page early in the season?

Defense was the first thing we worked on when we got here and that is what we try to establish every game. I think that if everything works out how we want it to the offense and defense are one in the same. We get a team to miss a tough shot or force a turnover that gives us an opportunity to use our personnel in transition when the defense is retreating.

How much fun is it playing with John Byrant? How quickly has each player adapted to each other on the court?

You cannot teach size and that is something that JB knows how to use. He has been grabbing every rebound for us the last games and getting big buckets in the paint. It is nice to have a center like that to keep the attention of the other defender, it makes it difficult for teams to double team either one of us.

The next game is against the Fraport Sklyiners. What is your impression of the team on paper?

It looks like they have a whole new team from the last seasons except for Tez and Jimmy.

How much are you looking forward to clashing with Jon Leuer? What do you know about his game and did you follow his play at Wisconsin?

I did not follow him at Wisconsin, just heard he got drafted this year. Nankivil will give us a good scouting report on him.

Fraport Skyliners coming off a big loss to Bonn. They will be motivated to steal a game in Ulm. What will be key in getting the win in the Kuhberg halle?

Playing with a lot of intensity and emotion in our home gym, limiting easy baskets for Frankfort and playing together.

Texas vs St Louis in the World Series. Will Texas win it this year with their money ball?

The red birds are bringing it home to Missouri.

Thanks Dane for the chat.




Can John Bryant And Dane Watts Sail ratiopharm Ulm On A Green Wave Into The Beko BBL Playoffs? - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

The Beko BBL have had many strong 4/5 combo punches the last years like Hines/Pleiss in Bamberg, Fenn/Boumtje Boumtje in Artland or now with Allen/Francis in Berlin, but if you happen to see a white incredible hulk and surfer dude look a like Jeff Spicolli from classic 80s movie Fast Times At Rindgemount high making the paint area in the Kuhberg gym a stomping ground misery situation for opponents with a likely wreckage and totally awesome cries after a block, then it wont be the two fictional characters from TV, but Americans John Bryant (208-C-87, college: Santa Clara) and Dane Watts (203-F-86, agency: Pro One Sports) going about their business and just playing the game that they love. Bryant was one of the most effective players in the Beko BBL last season playing 34 games: 14.6ppg, Reb-1 (10.9rpg), 1.1apg, Blocks-2 (1.5bpg), FGP: 60.4%, FT: 74.2%. He was one of the top centers in the league and was never a pleasant opponent to have. Dane Watts has belonged to the top power forwards the last years last season playing for the Walter Tigers Tuebingen playing 33 games: 13.7ppg, Reb-4 (7.6rpg), 1.1apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 57.9%, 3PT: 36.7%, FT: 54.5%. Watts however always seems to have been a bit underrated possibly because he never played for a playoff team. They are a great combo and they compliment each other very well. Bryant does a good job controlling the middle on both ends and watts is a great inside outside guy who does well at both ends of the court as well. If I had to describe them from a movie it would be Paul Bunyon and I cant think of one for Dane Watts (203-F-86, agency: Pro One Sports) They complement each other very well and both are very talented players. They both do so much for that team and if you look how affective both of them and go by what they are doing so far, then yes they could be one of best 4/5 combos in league, warned TBB Trier guard John Bynum (191-G-78, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement, college: Metro St.).

From 2003-2011, the names Mike Taylor and ratiopharm Ulm stuck belonged as tightly together as German beer and lederhosen in Bavaria, Franz Beckenbauer and football club Bayern Munich, Red Auerbach and the Boston Celtics and Paris Hilton and outrageously big sunglasses. The Pennsylvania native Taylor achieved massive success in the Schwabenland leading the club he cherished into the Beko BBL in 2006 and into the playoffs in 2009. In April 2011, came the sudden and unexpected split by management and the gregarious American. It seemed like Mike T as many called him was on the verge of a contract extension, but there came a rift and he was gone quicker than Shaq can eat a Big Mac and is famous slogan GO ULM was history. Taylor not only is classified as an Ulm basketball legend, but will always be remembered for his wide smile that could compete for best smile with ex Giessen 46er Michael Jordan (183-PG-77, college: Pennsylvania) and for being able to develop and secure playing time for young German talents like Robin Benzing (208-F-89), Per Guenther and Sebastian Betz (198-F-85, agency: Pro One Sports). It was a shame that management didnt allow Taylor to coach the last home game of the season, but nothing is fair even in the basketball world. I think Mike was a face for the Ulm team for years and he is a respected coach in the BBL and around the world for basketball. He did a great job while he was there and I think he was important but sometimes the way this profession works sometimes change is needed, stressed TBB Trier guard John Bynum (191-G-78, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement, college: Metro St.).

Last season, ratiopharm Ulm finished a less than satisfying season at 14th place with a record of 12-22. They started off the season with a four game losing streak and right away were reeling to get out of the Beko BBL cellar. The team simply wasnt consistent and really missed having a comfortable 6-7 game winning streak. It also didnt help matters that they closed out the season losing 10 of their last 12 games. It was no secret that the team was capable of putting up many points putting up 80 or more points 19 times. Many of their box scores read like NBA scores, but Ulm often was simply outshot. They also had problems closing out games losing six times by five or less points. The club was simply unable to get their offense and defense on the same page last season. Differences to last years team are noticeable. I think they are solid in more positions this season and dont have any let ups when someone comes in the game. They are a deeper team and have more options. As far as style goes I just think they are more patient and get the most out of each possession. They are a better defensive team and they have a lot more structure as well, added John Bynum (191-G-78, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement, college: Metro St.).

Ratiopharm Ulm moves out of the beloved tiny Kuhberg halle which was always like hell for opponents, because at times it felt like the fans were sitting in the laps of the players or were a secret sixth man on the court, simply because the fans are so close to the floor. On December 9th, the team moves into the new 6,200 arena which seats double as much as the Kuhberg arena. As aresult, the team budget was doubled to three million euros. With the departure of Taylor came a known face in the beko BBL with Thorsten Leibenath . The German has a lot to prove, because this will be his third team he is running in the Beko BBL and will be best remembered for missing the playoffs two consecutive times with The Artland Dragons that had two deep talented rosters and playoffs written all over, but instead missing the playoffs on the last day each time and sending Dragon fans to the cafes early to talk over their basketball misery over coffee. Leibenath started his head coaching career in reaching the British BBL final in 2007 after being assistant coach in Giessen for many years. He now starts a new coaching gig in Ulm and might be his last chance to show what he has exactly as it could be for German national player Tim Ohlbrecht to show the Fraport Skyliners that he can play. Ratiopharm Ulm did a massive summer cleaning keeping only Americans John Bryant (208-C-87, college: Santa Clara), Rocky Trice and Tommy Mason Griffin and Germans per Guether and Sebastian Betz (198-F-85, agency: Pro One Sports). Guys like Robin Benzing (208-F-89), Coleman Collins, Lee Humphrey, Sean Sonderleiter and Travis Walton all departed.

The team brought in a healthy core of Americans with double double candidate Dane Watts, scorer Isiah Swann, Beko BBL veteran Steven Esterkamp (198-F-81, agency: Limelight Hoops, college: Ohio)hat gets another chance after sitting out a year and playing in the PRO A with Essen last season and Skyliner Jon Leuer teammate at Wisconsin Keaton Nankivil. On paper the club looks like a playoff team, but ratiopharm Ulm manager Thomas Stoll is careful not to get too excited. The league is stronger this year. Of course the fans can dream of the playoffs, but we just want to finish better than 14th place last season, stressed Thomas Stoll. We want to win more games than we lose. Maybe we can be near the playoffs, added ratiopharm Ulm head coach Thorsten Leibenath . So far the Ulm fans are dreaming of the playoffs after the strong 3-1 start. The club started the season with an impressive win in Bayreuth possibly the loudest arena in the league, then came home and beat playoff candidate Artland Dragons, then lost by a slim margin of 64-59 showing that they already have understood how to play strong defense early in the season against the leagues best Bamberg and then beat the always tough defensive minded TBB Trier on the road getting a monster game from John Bryant (208-C-87, college: Santa Clara) with 27 points, 16 rebounds and five assists. The team has given up only 72 points in the first four games. They are a solid team with some great players at each position. They will be a team in my opinion that will be in the playoffs if they continue to get better and work together as a team. I wouldnt call them a sleeper anymore but I am sure no one expected a lot from them this season. I do think they can make a push for the playoffs and in my opinion it would be a disappointment if they did not make the playoffs. I think they have great guard play and solid back ups at each position. They have guys who can shoot the ball and a great inside game with Bryant in the middle. As far as weaknesses the only thing I see would be what would happen if Bryant or Watts both got into foul trouble at the same time, warned John Bynum (191-G-78, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement, college: Metro St.).

Ratiopharm Ulm is led by Isaiah Swann (188-G-85, college: Florida St.) who is a 26 year old guard from Germantown, Maryland and is playing his fourth professional season. He is a athletic, left-handed point guard who is capable of putting up big numbers. He played at Florida State (NCAA) from 2004-2008 reaching the NIT Elite 8 in 2007. In 2008-2009, he started his professional basketball career in Italy for Aget Imola (Italy-Lega2, starting five): 15 games: 13.6ppg, 2.8rpg, 3.1apg, 3.1spg, FGP: 47.7%, 3PT: 42.9%, FT: 71.9%; left in Jan.'09, in Feb.'09 moved to Harem Scafati (Italy-Lega2): 1 game: 4pts, 1reb, 2steals, 1block; in March '09 signed at Altshuler Saham Galil Gilboa (Israel-Premier League): 13 games: 7.3ppg, 2.4rpg, 1.2apg, FGP: 38.7%, 3PT-3 (46.3%), FT: 87.5%. In 2009-2010 he played for Altshuler Saham Galil Gilboa (Israel-Premier League): 27 games: 8.5ppg, 2.3rpg, 1.9apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 41.5%, 3PT: 42.7%, FT: 81.5%. Last season, he played for Rio Grande Valley Vipers (D-League): 3 games: 7.3ppg, 2.0rpg, 1.7apg, in Dec.'10 moved to Maccabi Rishon Le-Zion (Israel-Premier League, starting five): 24 games: 12.7ppg, 3.4rpg, 4.0apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 45.3%, 3PT: 39.1%, FT: 84.1%. Currently he is averaging 20,5ppg, 2,3rpg and 1,8apg. John Bryant (208-C-87, college: Santa Clara) is a 24 year old 208cm center that was born in Berkeley, California and grew up in San Pablo. He played at Santa Clara university coming in in 2005 as well known players Doron Perkins (188-PG-83, college: Santa Clara) and Kyle Bailey had just graduated. He played 124 NCAA games getting WCC Player of the Year in 2009. In his last three years, he was able to average double figures in points. In his senior year, he tore up the NCAA playing 33 games: 18.1ppg, 14.2rpg, 1.1apg, 2.5bpg, FGP: 59.6%, FT: 78.7%. In 2009 he was drafted by the Erie BayHawks (D-League,2rd (31) and played 48 games: 13.2ppg, 9.5rpg, 1.6apg, 1.5bpg, FGP: 49.3%, FT: 77.6%. In the summer 2010, he played NBA Summer League in Las Vegas (Milwaukee Bucks). He has a great feel for the game. This is his first season and who would of thought that he would play so well? He stays with his strength and takes high percentage shots. He has a very high basketball IQ with scoring and rebounding. I think that he could compete at any level in the world., stressed ex teammate Travis Walton. Last season for Ulm he played 34 games: 14.6ppg, Reb-1 (10.9rpg), 1.1apg, Blocks-2 (1.5bpg), FGP: 60.4%, FT: 74.2%. Currently Bryant is averaging 13,8ppg, 11,3rpg abd 2,0apg.

Steven Esterkamp (198-F-81, agency: Limelight Hoops, college: Ohio) is a 30 year old 198cm forward from Cincinnati, Ohio that is playing his ninth season in Germany. He is a great shooter and great competitor, has also a very solid mid-range shot, brings a lot of toughness to his team, is a solid rebounder from the wing position, is a excellent free throw shooter throughout his career, plays always extremely hard and to win, not afraid to take the big shots at the end of the game and always finds ways to get the job done. He is probably best remembered for playing with the Paderborn Baskets from 2004-2009 helping the team reach the beko BBL in 2006 winning 50 games in a row in the second Bundesliga. In Paderborn, he was part of the three Muskeeters with Marius Nolte and Tim Black. Esterkamp played a total of 159 games. In 2009, he helped force Alba Berlin to a 5 game playoff series that they eventually lost. He then went to Bremerhaven in 2009, but got hurt and never played a game there. Last season, he got his career back on track playing for ETB Wohnbau Baskets Essen (Germany-ProA, starting five): 13 games: 16.2ppg, 5.2rpg, 2.6apg, FGP: 54.1%, 3PT: 39.6%, FT: 73.2%. Currently he is averaging 12,5ppg, 3,5rpg and 2,3apg. Per Guenther is a 3year old 185cm point guard that was born in Giessen and grew up in Hagen. He has very good speed and can dribble with both his hands he is very good in shooting from the arc and he has very good organizational skills, he watches the court with one glance and can assist his team-mates on a blind method pretending that he will shoot. He has an inborn charisma of a leader from a young age so he leads his team without having any problem. He played for BBV Hagen from 2003-2006 and with Phoenix Hagen from 2006-2008. In his last season in Hagen, he raised eyebrows with his play playing 29 games: 14.5ppg, 1.9rpg, 2.4apg, 2FGP: 55.8%, 3FGP: 35.7%, FT: 80.1%. He has improved his play each season as in 2009-2010 he played 34 games: 6.6ppg, 1.8rpg, 2.5apg, FGP: 48.5%, 3PT: 33.8%, FT: 80.3%. Last season, he became into a real scoring option, but still keeping his playmaking qualities in front of him. He got into three games at the World Championships in Turkey in 2010. Last season the German national player played 34 games: 12.4ppg, 1.2rpg, 3.2apg, FGP: 50.3%, 3PT: 27.9%, FT: 84.2%. Currently Guenther is averaging 8,8ppg, 2,8rpg and 3,0apg.

Dane Watts who is a 25 year old 203 cm who is playing his fourth season in Germany and who is a modern day forward doing the job inside and outside. He played at Creighton from 2004-2008 playing with NBA player Anthony Tolliver (206-C-85, college: Creighton). In his senior year, he averaged 11,3ppg, 6,4rpg and 1,0apg. Last season, he quietly had a very solid BBL rookie season in Ludwigsburg averaging in 20 minutes averaging 8.9ppg, 3.8rpg, FGP-1 (68.4%), 3PT: 30.8%, FT: 68.7% in 32 games. It wouldnt be a surprise if most followers of German basketball didnt even know that he led the BBL in field goal percentage at 68%. in 2008-2009 as a rookie. He is a team player that still has a lot of potential and could become a scoring option in Tuebingen. Dane has a lot of potential and has all the qualities that a big player of today needs. He can shoot, is athletic, has good ball handling and defends well, joked Jay Thomas. In 2009-2010, Watts played 34 games: 10.2ppg, 5.4rpg, 1.5apg, FGP: 57.1%, 3PT: 37.6%, FT: 71.0%. Last season he played 33 games: 13.7ppg, Reb-4 (7.6rpg), 1.1apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 57.9%, 3PT: 36.7%, FT: 54.5%; in May'11 moved to Hyeres-Toulon Var Basket (France-ProA): 3 games: 7.0ppg, 6.3rpg, 1.7apg, 1.0spg. Currently he is averaging 8,3ppg, 6,0rpg and 1,0apg. The team brought in Keaton Nakivil who is a 22 year old 203cm forward from Madison Wisconsin. At Wisconsin he played together with Skyliner Jon Leuer and played a total of 107 NCAA games. In his senior year, he played 34 games: 9.7ppg, 4.2rpg, 1.2bpg, FGP: 49.6%, 3PT: 45.7%, FT: 83.8%. He reached the NCAA Sweet 16 in 2008 and 2011. Keaton 'The Anvil' Nankivil is going to play a big role in Ulm's success this season. He is a rookie but has been picking up on the European game quickly. He is a team player with high basketball IQ and is automatic from 3pt land. He might drop an anvil on somebody's head in transition this year if they are not careful, stressed teammate Dane Watts

26 year old 200cm forward Sebastian Betz (198-F-85, agency: Pro One Sports) is a a young, hardworking wing who provides energy, defensive effort and consistent three point shooting. He started his professional basketball career in 2003 with Bamberg playing there until 2008. In five years, he was only able to play four games never being able to shake the Dirk Bauermann rotation. Mike Taylor scooped him up in 2007 and the German is playing his fifth season in Ulm. His best season so far has been 2008-2009 as he played 36 games: 5.2ppg, 1.5rpg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 35.6%, FT: 54.9%. Last season the German played 34 games: 4.1ppg, 2.8rpg. Currently he is averaging 3,8ppg and 1,3apg. The team brought back 27 year old 191cm forward Rocky Trice from Georgia that is palying his third season in Ulm and could probably make a living touring the world dunking, but is too versatile and valuable to basketball to do that. He was signed shortly before the season started and gives that extra push on defense and on the transition game. He has made a big splash in Germany tearing up the PRO A three years ago with Cuxhaven and two years ago with BG Goettingen leading the team into the playoffs averaging 11.7ppg, 5.4rpg, 1.5apg, Steals-1 (2.6spg), FGP: 49.0%, 3PT: 26.7%, FT: 69.6% in 34 games. In 2009-2010 the South Carolina alumnist played 33 games averaing12.8ppg, 6.3rpg, 2.2apg, Steals-1 (2.4spg), FGP: 49.0%, 3PT: 28.4%, FT: 75.0%. Last season, he played 24 games: 11.1ppg, 5.7rpg, 2.3apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 37.5%, FT: 78.6%. At the moment the guard is injured. The team also brought back 21 year old 190cm guard Tommy Mason-Griffin who was born in Houston Texas. He came to the team at the end of last season and played 10 games: 5.7ppg, 2.1rpg, 3.2apg, FGP: 51.2%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 87.5%. He James Madison High School / Houston, and hast he distinction of having played only one year of NCAA ball with Oklahoma playing 31 games: 14.1ppg, 2.9rpg, 5apg, FGP: 39.8%, 3PT: 42.4%, FT: 81.3%. before coming to Ulm, he played shortly with Sioux Falls Skyforce (D-League): 5 games: 2.6ppg, 2.2rpg, 1.8apg.

The team also has 20 year old 208cm center Michael Wenzl and his two year younger brother Andreas. Michael Wenzl (209-C-91, agency: Numbers Sports Agency) played 4 BEKO BBL games in 2009-2010 averaging 1,0ppg and played for the Basketballakademie Ulm (Oberliga): 21 games: 13.8ppg. Last season for Ulm he played 24 games: 1.3ppg; also a license to play for BG Illertal/Weissenhorn (ProB, starting five): 18 games: 10.4ppg, 5.1rpg, FGP: 53.8%, FT: 49.3%. The team also has 21 year old 196cm shooting guard Marcel Heberlein that started his basketball career in 2007 with TV Konstanz (Regionalliga). He then played for Erdgas Ehingen/Urspringschule (ProB): 3 games: 4.0ppg, 1.0rpg, left in Dec.'09, also played at HolidayCheck Baskets Konstanz (Regionalliga): 25 games: 12.0ppg. Last season he played for ratiopharm Ulm (1.Bundesliga): 5 games: 0.8ppg, also a license to play for BG Illertal/Weissenhorn (ProB, starting five): 11 games: 12.4ppg, 4.3rpg, 2.5apg, FGP: 38.5%, 3PT: 36.2%, FT: 70.2%, also played at HolidayCheck Baskets Konstanz (ProB): 14 games: 10.6ppg, 3.1rpg, 1.1apg, FGP: 46.7%, 3PT: 35.9%, FT: 64.9%. The team also brought in 21 year old 201cm forward Femi Oladipo who has already had many stations in his young career having played for SG Urspringschule/Schelklingen, VFL Stade, Eisbaeren Bremerhaven, BSG Bremerhaven (2. Regionalliga), Oldenburger TB (Germany-Regionalliga) and last season for Crailsheim Merlins (ProA) 27 games: 7.5ppg, 4.9rpg, 1.8apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 57.2%, FT: 40.4%.

Since ratiopharm Ulm entered the Beko BBL in 2006, the Frankfurt Skyliners have a 6-4 record against them. They won in overtime 87-83 in 2007 with Murat Didin. The Eric Chadfield buzzer beater will for some reason always be stuck in the minds of people, which had an eerie similarity to the buzzer beater of Justin Gray (188-G-84, college: Wake Forest) against the s.Oliver Baskets Wurzburg this season. The Deutsche Bank Skyliners have a positive 2-1 record in the Ballsporthalle. In 2009-2010, Frankfurt lost 74-69, but got a strong game form ex Skyliner Lorenzo Gordon who scored 23 points and grabbed 12 rebounds. In the first meeting last season, The Deutsche Bank Skyliners dominated the game and put on a scoring display led by 23 points by Seth Doliboa (203-F-80, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Wright St.) as the club prevailed 95-82.Frankfurt shot an astronomical 57% from the field and easily won the rebounding fight 34-25. Ratiopharm Ulm did a great job only having seven turnovers. In the return game in Frankfurt last season, Ratiopharm Ulm lost 84-77 as Skyliner American Seth Doliboa (203-F-80, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Wright St.) had another monster game pouring home 18 points and 15 rebounds. Last season, Frankfurt lost a 87-82 nail bitter in the Kuhberg arena, but returned home to win 74-67 as Dashaun Wood poured in 17 points and 12 assists. The Fraport Skyliners are hoping that Jermareo Davidson (208-F-84, college: Alabama) can make his Skyliners debut and is day to day and want to start a new winning streak and are reeling to find a successful experience again after the 79-63 loss against Bonn at home. After the poor defensive showing against Bonn, The Fraport Skyliners will need a complete turnaround on the defensive end. Our defense has to establish more of an identity. We cant let Ulm get a rhythm and let them get easy shots. When a team starts hitting like Bonn does, then the basket starts looking a lot bigger, warned Skyliner forward Jon Leuer. The Fraport Skyliners should take something out of the film sessions and see if they can get some team basketball going like Bonn has this season. We have to play more together on defense and on the offensive and defensive boards. We have to sharpen up our execution on offense. There were times where we didnt know what to do on offense and I take responsibility for that, added Skyliner guard Justin Gray (188-G-84, college: Wake Forest). Frankfurt can take one positive thing out of the Bonn loss. We did a good job taking care of the ball with only five turnovers. We have to continue that in Ulm, but just start hitting more shots, warned Skyliner guard Michael Thompson. Despite a strong road win in Trier, ratiopharm Ulm knows that they have to be ready for Frankfurt. We need to take better care of the ball which we was out of character the last two games. Our goal is to sharpen our execution on offense and defense, warned Ulm forward Dane Watts Frankfurt has to play there game and keep Bryant out the lane and control the boards and play there tempo. They also have to control Swann and Esterkamp as well. Ulm just has to play there game and go inside out. They have great guard play but they are a great team and I believe they can get a lot out of going inside-out, warned John Bynum (191-G-78, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement, college: Metro St.). Ratiopharm Ulm host The Fraport Skyliners October 22nd.








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PAO too much for Unicaja, 98-77 - by Eurobasket News
Panathinaikos - Unicaja 98-77

Panathinaikos started their title defense in style. The Greens handed 98-77 loss to Unicaja for 1-0 record in Group B. Participants of the same pool are also CSKA Moscow, Zalgiris, Zagreb and Brose Baskets. Panathinaikos was much better team in this game, expect of the second quarter which belonged to Unicaja. PAO had seven players with double-digits in scoring. The leading one was Dimitris Diamantidis (196-G-80) with 17 points (7 as). Romain Sato (194-G/F-81, college: Xavier) (6 rebs) had 16, while Kostas Kaimakoglou (206-C/F-83) and Steven Smith (203-F-83, college: La Salle) added 13 pts each. For the guests, Hrvoje Peric (203-F-85) (5 rebs) and Kristaps Valters (190-G-81) delivered 13 points apiece. Nedzad Sinanovic (221-C-83) collected 11 pts and 8 rebs. Quarters: 25-16, 27-33, 25-12, 21-16. In the next round, PAO will meet Zagreb on the road. Unicaja will host Zalgiris, who released coach Ilias Zouros yesterday.

Panathinaikos: Dimitris Diamantidis 17+7 as, Romain Sato 16+6 boards, Kostas Kaimakoglou 13, Steven Smith 13
Unicaja: Hrvoje Peric 13+5 boards, Kristaps Valters 13, Nedzad Sinanovic 11+8 boards


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  HOLLAND   


BBC-Bayreuth, hires Marco van den Berg as coach - by Fred Roggen
German BBC-Bayreuth has parted ways with head coach Andreas Wagner after the team's fourth loss of the season and replaced him with Dutch coach Marco van den Berg .
Marco van den Berg , 46, arrives from GasTerra Flames, which he led to a Dutch Championship (2010), as well as lifting the Dutch Cup (2011) and also reached the playoff-finals where the team lost in a thrilling seven games serie against ZZ Leiden last season, in just three seasons with the Flames.



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  HUNGARY   


KKK was very close to a big surprise in Szolnok - by Tamas Deri
Tonight the EC-team of Szolnoki Olaj KK had a very close game against Kaposvari KK and could decide it only in the last minute. Hungarian big man, Marton Bader (212-C-80, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) had an amazing double-double with 27 points and 11 rebounds. The playmaker of our NT, Obie Trotter (186-G-84, agency: Court Side, college: Alabama A&M) helped his team with 20 points and 5 assists. Even bulgarian all-around forward Hristo Nikolov (200-F-85, agency: Global Sports Plaza) added a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds, american guard Julien Mills (193-G/F-85, college: Ball St.) debuted with 5 points.
The player of the game was american point guard, Joshua Wilson (81) scoring 31 points, collecting 9 assits and 5 steals, Nik Raivio (192-G-86, agency: Priority Sports, college: Portland) helped the guests with 21 points and 6 rebounds.

Szolnoki Olaj KK - Kaposvari KK 88-82
(17-26, 23-15, 20-22, 28-19)
Szolnok, Att.: 1.600, Referees: dr. Vigh P., Kiraly L., Vetek F. (Pali dr.)
Szolnoki Olaj KK: TROTTER 20/3, Horvath 9/3, Soos -, NIKOLOV 12, BADER 27, Mills 5/3, Tuljkovic 9/3, Fodor 4, Trepak 2, Grebenar -, Coach: Peter Por
Kaposvari KK: WILSON 31/12, RAIVIO 21, Szoke 6/3, Lekli 8, Keister 8, Koma 4/3, Kovacs 4, Kutasi -, Coach: Adam Fekete


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


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  ICELAND   


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


Stats Leaders (Men)
Points Per Game
 Brandon COTTON
  Snaefell
  (183-G-85)
  Avg: 35.5
 1. Cotton, Snaefell35.5 
 2. Govens, Thor Thorl34.0 
 3. Bartolotta, IR27.5 
 4. Tairu, KR27.0 
 5. Sovic, IR27.0 
 6. Echols, Njardvik26.0 
 7. Shouse, Stjarnan25.5 
 8. Shuler, Haukar25.0 
 9. Horton, KR24.0 
 10. Gunnarsson, Kefla.21.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Quincy HANKINS-COLE
  Snaef.
  (203-F-)
  Avg: 16
 1. Hankins-Cole, Snae.16.0 
 2. Ringgold, Thor Tho.14.5 
 3. Cole, Keflavik14.5 
 4. Hampton, Tindastoll11.5 
 5. Walkup, Fjolnir11.0 
 6. Echols, Njardvik10.5 
 7. Tratnik, Valur9.5 
 8. Thorsteinsso., Gri.9.0 
 9. Parker, Keflavik9.0 
 10. Govens, Thor Thorl9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Aegir STEINARSSON
  Fjolnir
  (182-G-91)
  Avg: 7
 1. Steinarsson, Fjoln.7.0 
 2. Watson, Grindavik7.0 
 3. O''Neil, Fjolnir6.5 
 4. Claessen, IR6.0 
 5. Gunnarsson, Kefla.6.0 
 6. Davidsson, Snaefell5.5 
 7. Hankins-Cole, Snae.5.5 
 8. Sigurgeirsso., Sna.5.5 
 9. Bullock, Grindavik5.0 
 10. Olafsson, Grindav.4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Travis HOLMES
  Njardvik
  (193-G-)
  Avg: 4
 1. Holmes, Njardvik4.0 
 2. Shuler, Haukar3.5 
 3. Shouse, Stjarnan3.5 
 4. Parker, Keflavik3.0 
 5. Dagostino, Keflavik3.0 
 6. Cothran, Stjarnan3.0 
 7. Walkup, Fjolnir2.5 
 8. Jonsson, Keflavik2.5 
 9. Miller, Tindastoll2.5 
 10. Valdimarsson, Stj.2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Darnell HUGEE
  Valur
  (201-F-85)
  Avg: 2
 1. Hugee, Valur2.0 
 2. Johannsson, Tinda.1.5 
 3. Jonsson, Snaefell1.5 
 4. Eiriksson, Fjolnir1.5 
 5. Bartolotta, IR1.5 
 6. Hampton, Tindastoll1.5 
 7. Ringgold, Thor Tho.1.0 
 8. Bullock, Grindavik1.0 
 9. Jonasson, IR1.0 
 10. Dagostino, Keflav.1.0 


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  ISRAEL   


Maccabi announce Keith Langford - by Eurobasket News
Maccabi Tel-Aviv bolstered their backcourt. They finalized the deal with Keith Langford (193-G/F-83, college: Kansas). The contract is meant for one season. The guard is expected to be ready to don Maccabi's jersey for the next Euroleague game against Partizan Belgrade. Keith Langford spent the last season in Russia. He played for Khimky Moscow Region. The guard notched 18.2 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game in PBL. In VTB League Keith Langford delivered 13.8 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists per appearance. In Euroleague his stats read 17.8 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.1 steals. Eurobasket.com named Keith Langford into All-Russian PBL 1st Team. Previously the guard had stints in D-League, USBL, Italy.

Israeli basketball league 2011-2012 worth $40 million (145 million NIS) - by Amir Fleischman
Looking at some financial-related statistical figures of 2011-2012 indicate a balanced league, if you take Maccabi Tel-Aviv out of the equation.

League worth
The 2011-2012 premier league that has started in October is comprised of 11 teams that worth of a rough accumulated budget of $40 million (145 million NIS). The two richest and most dominant clubs of the Israeli basketball Maccabi Tel Aviv and Hapoel Jerusalem are responsible for $25 million ($19 million and $6 million respectively), which is 62.5% out of the total league budget.

Average club budget
The average annual club budget excluding Maccabi Tel Aviv and Hapoel Jerusalem is around $1.65 million (6 million NIS), led by Ironi Ashkelon ($2 million) and Maccabi Rishon Le-Zion ($1.9 million estimated). The lowest budget belongs to Galil Gilboa $1.3 million.

Annual club member fees/tickets
Annual club member fees/tickets excluding those of Maccabi Tel Aviv and Hapoel Jerusalem vary from $55 to $200 per seat, whereas VIP memberships cost around $550-$1,400.

Arena capacities
Apart from Maccabi Tel Aviv's Nokia arena that has a large capacity of 11,000 seats, most of the arenas in the Israeli league have an average capacity of 2,000 seats, with Ironi Ashkelon at the top (3,000 seats) and Elitzur Netanya at the bottom (1,050 seats). The arenas do not belong to the clubs.


Bnei Hasharon bring in J.J. Hickson - by Eurobasket News
J.J. Hickson (206-F/C-88, college: N.Carolina St.) will continue his career in Israel. The centre has agreed on terms of contract with Bnei Hasharon. He will replace injured Trevor Booker (201-F-87, college: Clemson) on the roster. J.J. Hickson spent the last season in the NBA. The centre notched 13.8 points, 8.7 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game for the Cleveland Cavaliers. J.J. Hickson was drafted by the Cavs back in 2008.

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  ITALY   


Italian teams in Euroleague : Game1 Day2 - by Giovanni Bargna
EA7 Emporio Armani Milano completed the italian success in the first euroleague regular season game defeating Maccabi Electra Tel-Aviv for 89 - 82 on Thursday night.

EMPORIO ARMANI - MACCABI 89 - 82 (14-19, 27-19, 24-14, 24-30)

Nine points in a row by Ioannis Bourousis (212-C-83, agency: FCM) early in the game set a good start for the italian team coached by Sergio Scariolo (agency: Alti Sport ). EA7 Emporio Armani Milano was up by 6 points, 11-5 , after six minutes in the first quarter, but a three pointer by David Bluthenthal (201-F-80, college: USC) tied the game at fourteen, while 5 points by Theodoros Papaloukas (200-PG-77, agency: FCM) led the Israeli comeback before the first buzzer. Malik Hairston (198-G-87, college: Oregon) get on his way to become the MVP of the game in the second quarter by scoring 12 points in the period and in cooperation with Danilo Gallinari (205-G/F-88, agency: Players Group) pushed Milano to a three point lead at half time, up 41-38 with a 27-19 partial.
Once again they were Hairston and Gallinari helping the team to increase the margin in the third, while Maccabi had points from Sofoklis Schortsanitis (206-C-85) and Lior Eliyahu (206-F/C-85, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices).
At the beginning of the last period EA7 Emporio Armani Milano was quite in control and up by 13 and they managed the lead until the end gaining the first win of the tournament for 89-82.

TOP SCORER
EMPORIO ARMANI
: Hairston 25p and 6 assists; Gallinari 23p, 7 rebounds; Ioannis Bourousis 13p and 10 rebounds; Rocca 10p, 7 rebounds
MACCABI : Lior Eliyahu 23p, 8 rebounds; Blu 15 points; Theodoros Papaloukas 13p, 7 rebounds

Next week EA7 Emporio Armani Milano is flying to Madrid and facing Real, while Montepaschi Siena is hosting Union Olimpija and Bennet Cant will play against Caja Laboral at the Iradier Arena.


EA7 Emporio Armani beats Maccabi Electra 89-82 - by Eurobasket News
Armani MI - Maccabi T-A 89-82

EA7 Emporio Armani was better than Maccabi Electra in opening round of the Euroleague regular season. The Italian squad celebrated 89-82 victory for 1-0 score in Group C. The hosts shined in the second and third period, what was enough for the win at the end. Maccabi came to 71-67 during the last period, but Danilo Gallinari (205-G/F-88, agency: Players Group) rescued Milano with a corner three-pointer and Omar Cook scored off a steal to make Maccabi call timeout at 76-67. Malik Hairston (198-G-87, college: Oregon) top-scored for Milano with 25 points (6 as). Danilo Gallinari also was great adding 23 points and 7 rebounds and Ioannis Bourousis (212-C-83, agency: FCM) helped with double-double of 13 points and 10 rebs. Maccabi got 23 points and 8 boards from Lior Eliyahu (206-F/C-85, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices). David Bluthenthal (201-F-80, college: USC) and Theodoros Papaloukas (200-PG-77, agency: FCM) (7 as) had 15 and 13 points respectively. Quarters: 14-19, 27-19, 24-14, 24-30. EA7 Emporio Armani goes to Madrid in the next round. Maccabi waits Partizan.

Emporio Armani: Malik Hairston 25+6 as, Danilo Gallinari 23+7 boards, Ioannis Bourousis 13+10 boards
Maccabi: Lior Eliyahu 23+8 boards, David Bluthenthal 15, Theodoros Papaloukas 13+7 as


Interview with Marco Crespi, head coach of Novipiu Casale Monferrato - by Antonello Varallo
1-) 30 years as basketball coach, a lot of players improved by your training or discovered by you. So far, are you satisfied with your career?

Marco Crespi: I'm satisfied, a lot. Why? Because I love every day that I spend thinking at basketball and working hard in the gym.

2-) How can you keep on doing your job with the same joy after so many years?

MC: If you feel everyday you're giving your Club something, improving the game of your players, if you feel to think basketball (without listening rumours) is sometihing new every day, you'll be happy.

3-) You coached Milano in one of the worst moments in history of Olimpia. Any regrets? Do you think you got the most out of Melvin Booker (185-G-72, college: Missouri) and DeMarco Johnson (204-F-75, agency: JEMsports, college: Charlotte)?

MC: I worked with Olimpia Milano 17 years. I was the head coach for 2 seasons. A period without money. It happened. My first year finishing at the 5th place with that budget was something special. A great memory, not a regret. Melvin and Demarco played great, they told me it was their best season. It's a lot to me.

4-) When you were the head coach of Olimpia Milano, you worked with Lee Nailon (204-F/C-75, college: TCU). What went wrong with him?

MC: Lee Nailon... He was a rookie. Great scorer, but... Bad combination with Stefano Rusconi (208-C-68), our pivot. Not a serious guy. A lot of reason to make a failure.

5-) One of your greatest qualities is the ability to discover and propose players. Is only due to budget? Do you prefer to work with young players with unknown potential or with established players?

MC: I like to work hard to improve the game of my players. Everybody, not just the young guys. Last season, Oluoma Nnamaka (200-F/C-78, college: Marquette) improved a lot his shooting, and he's not young, Donell Donell Taylor (198-G-82, college: UAB), a high level talent with different habit, also improved a lot, he realized his improving about his game efficiency. I love to work with the players, not only with young guys, I love to make the next step in their career.

6-)Joining Scavolini Pesaro, you chose 3 young players with no experience of European basket: Clarence Gilbert (188-G-80, college: Missouri), Aaron McGhee (203-F/C-79, college: Oklahoma), Norman Richardson (196-F/G-77, college: Hofstra). Looking back, would you do that choice?

MC: During my first experience in Pesaro, I made a mistake. I accepted the Club to decide who has to be the starting point guard and we put an American guy behind him. Bad idea. Not chemistry from the starters from the season before. My fault I let everything happening. And nobody at the end remembered what they had asked me at the beginning...

7-) Charles Smith (193-G-75, college: N.Mexico), Chris Gatling (208-F-67, college: ODU) and Shawn Respert (190-G-72, college: Michigan St.) are maybe the strongest champions you have coached. Can you describe your work with them?

MC: Charles Smith is a great person and a great player. Great scoring ability, never selfish, he can make in the clutch some D effective play.He needs to be on the floor with a general point guard as Scoonie James Penn (178-PG-77, college: Ohio St.).
Shawn Respert is the best player I have coached. On offense and on defense. Great. I remember a practice where I was shocked by the combination of his talent and energy.
Chris Gatiling, what I remember he's only a guy he came to Italy to live a vacation with a salary!

8-) You are at your sixth season with Casale. It is unusual for a coach working for so many years with the same team. What is the secret of your long 'liaison' with Casale?


MC: In casale the President, Mr. Giancarlo Cerutti is the Club motor. He picked me to guide the Basketball Operation. We worked very hard about our product. When you feel this and you transfer this each other...

9-) Working with Casale, you coached players as Zabian Dowdell (191-PG-84, college: Virginia Tech), Cameron Bennerman (193-G-84, agency: Strategic Sports, college: N.Carolina St.), Ricky Hickman (190-PG-85, college: NC-Greensboro). What did you give them to improve their career?

MC: You need to ask them. I tried to give them passion, being ambitious status, confidence about teaching possible and close targets. I'm proud they improved, I'm happy they were better at the end of the season. I'm excited they reached the next step.

10-) Do you think that
Matt Janning (193-G/F-88, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management, college: Northeastern), Garrett Temple (197-G-86, college: LSU) and Michael Dunigan (208-C-89, agency: N.E.T., college: Oregon) can retrace the path of so many players who preceded them in Casale?

MC: Garrett, Matt and Mike are good persons, ambitious guys, they love to work to improve their game and...they have potential. How to use in efficient way their qualities is our goal.

11-) What would you like to change of Italian Basket?

MC: I'd like to think and talk more about the game than about the rumours!
















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  JAPAN   


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


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  KENYA   


Basketball Starlet Shines in U.S.A. - by Eurobasket News
An 18-year-old Kenyan rising basketball star is causing ripples in United States and has been tipped by coaches as a future star in the making. Joel Awich, who recently moved to NCAA Division 1 California Polytechnic State University 'Mustangs' Big West Conference from Minnesota Tartans, is being looked at as a player with great potential.

The 6-7 forward, and son of former Barclays Eaglets and Kenya national team player Lynette Atieno, is touted as a perfect athlete and a hidden gem by coaches who have seen him in action. Awich star rose high when he joined Minnesota Pump and Run programme that saw him play in Denever, Chicago, Indianapolis, Atlanta, Las Vegas and Los Angeles.

He averaged 8.7 points per game, registered 13 double digit scores last year and led his previous team Minnesota Titans in rebounding. 'Joel is a perfect fit for Cal Poly basketball programme. He is a great student, great person and versatile athlete,' his coach Joe Callero said of the youngster who has received the most improved player honours three times. Awich scored a season high best of 16 points in a 64-57 win over spring Lake Park.


Courtesy of: Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam)



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  KOSOVO   


Unstoppable Mazreku brings Peja a big win over Bashkimi - by Dren Shporta
Peja last night got a great win over Bashkimi in Prizren. Last seasons play-off finalists and the Cup holders achieved first victory of a season. Leaded by unstoppable Blerim Mazreku (206-F/C-81) (29 points) and cool Eric Salley (15), yellows have completed successfully the mission in Prizren.

The game was a true drama until the last 3 minutes of a 4th period. The first quarter gave Peja an advantage of 21:22, while they raised it on the second to 41:47 with good game of Rron Grapci (13 points on the night) and Valdet Grapci (20 points on the night).

The third period was a different story, when Bashkimi leaded by half-injured Samir Shaptahovic (24 points) with some shots from the range turned the game in oranges favor. In the end of the third period the result was 67:66 for Bashkimi.

In a last quarter only one team was in the floor, Peja. They kept heads cool and waited for Bashkimi's euphoric errors, while scoring on the other hand to achieve the unreachable 15 points difference in the last minutes of the game, which ended 83:93 in favor of Bujar Loci's team.



Standings - Superleague
SuperLeague Standings
 1. Sigal Prishtine 1-0 
 2. Trepca 1-0 
 3. Drita 1-0 
 4. Kolegji Univer. 0-0 
 5. Bashkimi 0-1 
 6. Kosova 0-1 
 7. Peja 0-1 


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  LATVIA   


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


LBL2 Round 4: Leader Ventspils Augstskola loses to Saldus - by Eurobasket News
There were many interesting games last round. The round ended with loss of the undefeated team, derby games and favorites losing the games.

Undefeated Ventspils Augstskola (3-1) recorded its first loss on the court of top-ranked Saldus on Friday night. Visitors were defeated by Saldus 87-71. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Ventspils Augstskola. The hosts trailed by 7 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 8-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 87-71. Saldus have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with DSN. Ventspils Augstskola at the other side dropped to the fifth position with one game lost. They share it with Barons/Keizar.. Saldus is looking forward to face league's second-placed Liepaja-2 on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Ventspils Augstskola will play against DSN in Riga and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Undefeated leader VEF Riga junior delivered the fourth consecutive victory. This time they beat 8th ranked Cesis (1-2) 79-61. VEF Riga junior have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 4-0 record, which they share with Liepaja-2. Newly promoted Cesis dropped to the tenth place with two games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Undefeated leader VEF Riga junior recorded the fourth consecutive victory on Tuesday night. This time they crushed bottom-ranked Valmiera U21 (0-3) 104-62. VEF Riga junior have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 4-0 record, which they share with Liepaja-2. Newly promoted Valmiera U21 still closes the standings with three games lost. They share the position with 4 other teams. VEF Riga junior will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Valmiera U21 will play against Zemgale/Juniors (#11) in Jelgava and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Bottom-ranked BS Ogre (0-3) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 66-60 loss to ninth ranked RSU (2-1) in Riga. RSU moved-up to eighth place, which they share with VEF Kadeti. BS Ogre at the other side still closes the standings with three games lost. RSU will have a break next round. BS Ogre will play at home against Barons/Keizar. (#5) in Riga and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
Bottom-ranked Ridzene (0-3) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 95-74 loss to seventh ranked Barons/Keizar. (3-1) in Riga on Wednesday evening. Barons/Keizar. have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fifth place, which they share with VA. Loser Ridzene still closes the standings with three games lost. Barons/Keizar. will face BS Ogre (#13) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Ridzene will play against Gulbene and looks forward to get finally their first victory.

Rest of the games of round 4 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Riga lost to undefeated Liepaja-2 in a road game 64-81. Winless Jelgava/LLU lost to undefeated DSN at home 87-105. VEF Kadeti won against Gulbene on the opponent's court 77-71. Riga managed to outperform Livani in a home game 82-71.



RSU - Ogres 66-60

Bottom-ranked BS Ogre (0-3) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 66-60 loss to ninth ranked RSU (2-1) in Riga. BS Ogre was tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. RSU moved-up to eighth place, which they share with VEF Kadeti. BS Ogre at the other side still closes the standings with three games lost. RSU will have a break next round. BS Ogre will play at home against Barons/Keizar. (#5) in Riga and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
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Cesis - BK VEF 61-79

Undefeated leader VEF Riga junior delivered the fourth consecutive victory. This time they beat 8th ranked Cesis (1-2) 79-61. VEF Riga junior have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 4-0 record, which they share with Liepaja-2. Newly promoted Cesis dropped to the tenth place with two games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
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Liepaja-2 - Riga 81-64

There was no surprise when 6th ranked Riga (3-3) was defeated on the road by top-ranked Liepaja-2 (4-0) 81-64 on Thursday. Liepaja-2 have a solid four-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with BK VEF. Loser Riga dropped to the seventh place with three games lost. Liepaja-2 will face Saldus (#4) at home in the next round. Riga's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Riga to the arena VEF Kadeti.
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Saldus - VA 87-71

Undefeated Ventspils Augstskola (3-1) recorded its first loss on the court of top-ranked Saldus on Friday night. Visitors were defeated by Saldus 87-71. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Ventspils Augstskola. The hosts trailed by 7 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 8-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 87-71. Saldus have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with DSN. Ventspils Augstskola at the other side dropped to the fifth position with one game lost. They share it with Barons/Keizar.. Saldus is looking forward to face league's second-placed Liepaja-2 on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Ventspils Augstskola will play against DSN in Riga and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 151279


Ridzene - Barons/Keizar. 74-95

Bottom-ranked Ridzene (0-3) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 95-74 loss to seventh ranked Barons/Keizar. (3-1) in Riga on Wednesday evening. The game was mostly controlled by Barons/Keizar.. Ridzene was better in fourth quarter 25-24. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Barons/Keizar. have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fifth place, which they share with VA. Loser Ridzene still closes the standings with three games lost. Barons/Keizar. will face BS Ogre (#13) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Ridzene will play against Gulbene and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
gschID: 151274


Jelgava/LLU - DSN 87-105

No shocking result in a game in Jelgava where top-ranked DSN (3-0) defeated bottom-ranked Zemgale/Juniors (0-3) 105-87 on Wednesday. The game was mostly controlled by DSN. Zemgale/Juniors was better in second period 26-25. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. DSN have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Saldus. Loser Zemgale/Juniors still closes the standings with three games lost. DSN will face Ventspils Augstskola (#6) at home in the next round. Zemgale/Juniors will play against Valmiera U21 (#15) and look forward to get finally their first victory.
gschID: 151275


Gulbene - VEF Kadeti 71-77

Rather expected game when bottom-ranked Gulbene (0-4) was defeated at home by tenth ranked VEF Kadeti (2-1) 77-71 on Thursday. VEF Kadeti moved-up to eighth place, which they share with RSU. Newly promoted Gulbene still closes the standings with four games lost. VEF Kadeti's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Riga.
gschID: 151276


Riga - Livani 82-71

Very predictable result when sixth ranked Riga (3-3) beat at home bottom-ranked Livani (0-3) 82-71 on Monday. The game without a history. Riga led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Despite that victory Riga went down to seventh position due to points difference. Loser Livani still closes the standings with three games lost. Riga's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Riga to the arena VEF Kadeti.
gschID: 151272


BK VEF - Valmiera U21 104-62

Undefeated leader VEF Riga junior recorded the fourth consecutive victory on Tuesday night. This time they crushed bottom-ranked Valmiera U21 (0-3) 104-62. The game without a history. VEF Riga junior led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. VEF Riga junior have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 4-0 record, which they share with Liepaja-2. Newly promoted Valmiera U21 still closes the standings with three games lost. They share the position with 4 other teams. VEF Riga junior will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Valmiera U21 will play against Zemgale/Juniors (#11) in Jelgava and hopes to get finally their first victory.
gschID: 151273




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  LEBANON   


Anibal Presents the team and launched the official web: www.anibalzahle.com - by Rabih Khoury
Anibal's Press Conference 'The Revolution

Yesterday, Anibal held a press conference in Restaurant 'Diwan El Omara' in Zahle at 8:30pm where all media representatives from TV and Radio Stations, Newspapers, Sports Websites were invited also Anibal's number one sponsor Mr. Wadih El Absy attended this conference in addition to representatives from all the companies that are also sponsoring the team for this season. The press conference started with the Lebanese National anthem and then followed by Anibal's new song. After that, Anibal's media relations representative Mr. Elie Chamoun welcomed the guests and explained the program of the conference. Engineer Asaad Zgheib talked on behalf of Anibal's board of trustees and he promised to start building Anibal's new gym by April 2012. Then, Anibal's President Mr. Khalil Massaad started his speech by stressing on the importance of Anibal's school as an important academic and sports institution that is producing very well players who have high values in the society. After that, he explained about Anibal's improvement from 2 years till now and promised to get better and bring the cup to Zahle untill 2013, and he thanked everyone who is working to improve the club and most importantly the young generation who are working from their heart to the club. Next, he introduced each player and the coach one by one and in the end he specialized a moment to Mr Wadih El Absy where all the players presented him Anibal's jersey signed on it by all the players and in return Mr. Absy gave a small speech and focused on the importance of team work and wished the best of luck for the team this year. In the end, everyone were invited for dinner where they cut a cake and took some pictures.

Anibal Roster for 2011-2012 Season:

#4 Mazen Mneimneh
#11 Rodrigue Akl (189-PG-88) (C)
#8 Charbel Saade
#44 Alain Andraos
#33 Charles Tabet
#6 Joe Aby Khers
#1 Bashir Ammoury
#9 Khalil Freije
#10 Roy Samaha
#14 Ghaleb Reda
# Tarek Ammoury

Foreigners:

#13 Jay Youngblood
#53 Ndudi Ebi

Coach: Miodrag Perisic
Assistant Coach: Dany Ammous

www.anibalzahle.com


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  LITHUANIA   


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


Stats Leaders - LKL
Points Per Game
 Milovan RAKOVIC
  Zalgiris
  (208-C-85)
  Avg: 21
 1. Rakovic, Zalgiris21.0 
 2. Bowles, Siauliai19.5 
 3. Pakamanis, Juven.14.5 
 4. Ruikis, Neptunas14.5 
 5. Reminas, Naglis P.14.5 
 6. Lowe, Kedainiai14.5 
 7. Mazeika, Neptunas14.0 
 8. Weems, Zalgiris13.7 
 9. Cerneckis, Kedaini.13.5 
 10. Seibutis, Lietuv.13.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Povilas BUTKEVICIUS
  Rudupis
  (203-F-87)
  Avg: 10
 1. Butkevicius, Rudup.10.0 
 2. Adomaitis, Kedaini.9.5 
 3. Roberts, Lietuvos.9.0 
 4. Petrukonis, Juven.8.5 
 5. Johnson, Naglis P.8.5 
 6. Valeika, Neptunas8.0 
 7. Matulionis, Techas.8.0 
 8. McClure, Kedainiai7.0 
 9. Newley, Lietuvos.7.0 
 10. Rakovic, Zalgiris7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Rashaun BROADUS
  Siauliai
  (183-PG-84)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Broadus, Siauliai6.5 
 2. Kalnietis, Zalgiris5.7 
 3. Ezerskis, Techasas4.5 
 4. Kadziulis, Rudupis4.5 
 5. Peciukeviciu., Sak.4.5 
 6. Maceina, Juventus4.0 
 7. Dainys, Neptunas3.5 
 8. Volkus, Juventus3.5 
 9. Mazeika, Neptunas3.0 
 10. Jeretin, Lietuvos.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 David MCCLURE
  Kedainiai
  (198-F-86)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. McClure, Kedainiai3.5 
 2. Dainys, Neptunas3.0 
 3. Collins, Zalgiris2.7 
 4. Hughes, Pieno Z.2.7 
 5. Matulionis, Techas.2.5 
 6. Cepukaitis, Baltai2.0 
 7. Seibutis, Lietuv.2.0 
 8. Nobles, Pieno Z.2.0 
 9. Onuaku, Neptunas2.0 
 10. Kelys, Pieno Z.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Povilas BUTKEVICIUS
  Rudupis
  (203-F-87)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Butkevicius, Rudup.2.5 
 2. Joneliunas, Sakalai2.0 
 3. Volkus, Juventus1.5 
 4. Kairys, Pieno Z.1.3 
 5. Peciukas, Kedainiai1.0 
 6. Samardziski, Lietu.1.0 
 7. Sarakauskas, Siaul.1.0 
 8. Dilys, Lietuvos ry.1.0 
 9. Urbutis, Rudupis1.0 
 10. Kupsas, Baltai K.1.0 


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


Standings - LKL
LKL Standings
 1. Zalgiris 4-0 
 2. Rudupis 3-0 
 3. Siauliai 3-0 
 4. Lietuvos rytas 2-0 
 5. Neptunas 2-1 
 6. Baltai Kaunas 1-2 
 7. Sakalai 1-2 
 8. Juventus 1-2 
 9. Pieno Zvaigzdes 1-3 
 10. Kedainiai 0-2 
 11. Naglis Palangos 0-3 
 12. Techasas 0-3 


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  MEXICO   


Standings - LNBP
LNBP Standings
 1. Halc.Rojos 13-2 
 2. Fuerza Regia 11-3 
 3. Barreteros 11-5 
 4. Soles 10-7 
 5. Toros 9-5 
 6. Huracanes 9-6 
 7. Halc.Xalapa 8-3 
 8. Pioneros 8-7 
 9. Corr.Victoria 7-6 
 10. Abejas 7-9 
 11. Lechugueros 6-11 
 12. Panteras 4-10 
 13. Aguilas Rojas 3-13 
 14. Volcanes 0-19 


Barreteros signs Forrest Fisher - by Eurobasket News
Barreteros announced signing of Forrest Fisher (193-G-84) for rest of the season. The American/Mexican guard arrives to his new club from Aguilas Rojas de Queretaro. Fisher appeared 10 times in LNBP this season averaging 18.8 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.2 assists. He already played his first game with Barreteros. Fisher scored 17 points against Soles, but Barreteros lost that game on the road 86-74. Forrest Fisher played for Bomberos de Mexicali this year as well. He had 10 ppg and 4.5 rpg in four CIBACOPA games. In 2010, Fisher was named Latinbasket.com All-Mexican CIBACOPA Honorable Mention -10. He also played for Mexicali that season. In the past, he played in Japan and was drafted by the NBA D-League team Los Angeles D-Fenders.

Tracy Smith signs with Soles, Mexico - by Eurobasket News
Tracy Smith (203-F, agency: Strategic Sports, college: N.Carolina St.) is a new member of Soles. The American forward penned a deal for rest of the LNBP season. Actually, Smith already made debut with his new team. He had 7 points and 4 rebounds against Barreteros. Soles won that game at home 86-74. Tracy Smith is a rookie who graduated few months ago at the North Carolina State University. He had 14. ppg and 5.7 rpg for his school as a senior. Smith was named All-ACC Honorable Mention -11. In 2010, Tracy Smith was awarded with All-ACC 2nd Team -10. He played for the USA U19 National Team in 2007.

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  MONTENEGRO   


Buducnost extends prospect Bojan Dubljevic until 2013 - by Eurobasket News
Buducnost announced signing of one-year contract extension with young center Bojan Dubljevic (205-C-91, agency: Beo Basket). It means that the player will stay in Podgorica until the end of the 2012/13 season. Dubljevic joined Buducnost two years ago from Niksic. He spent 2009/10 season on loan at Lovcen Cetinje averaging 13.6 points and 5.5 rebounds for 13 games in Balkan league. Last season with Buducnost Dubljevic had 4.5 ppg and 2.4 rpg for 26 Adriatic league games. Bojan Dubljevic played for the Montenegrin U20 NT this summer. He exploded with 22.4 ppg and 9.7 rpg for 9 games at the European Championships U20 in Bilbao. Dubljevic was awarded with Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 1st Team -11.

Standings - 1B
1B Standings
 1. Berane 2010 0-0 
 2. Bonus 0-0 
 3. Centar BP 0-0 
 4. Gorstak 0-0 
 5. Ibar Rozaje 0-0 
 6. Kotor 0-0 
 7. Rudar 0-0 
 8. S.Centar 0-0 
 9. Un.Mediteran 0-0 
 10. Zeta 0-0 


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  NBA   


NBA talks finish, none planned - by Eurobasket News
Three days and 30 hours' worth of talks ended on a nasty note Thursday in NBA labor negotiations. And only one thing seemed fairly certain: more games were likely to be cut. Possibly even the season.

Players insist that's the outcome owners wanted all along -- 'preordained,' as union executive director Billy Hunter said.

'We've always felt there was still a place where they would just not go and they would lock us out as long as it would take in order to get us beyond that place. There was never really a willingness to negotiate beyond certain points,' union president Derek Fisher (6'1''-PG-74, agency: Priority Sports, college: UALR) of the Lakers said. 'There was just a line drawn, and regardless of what's going on, how many times we meet, 'we're not going past that.''

After 30 hours of negotiations before a federal mediator, the sides remained divided over two main issues -- the division of revenues and the structure of the salary cap system.

'We understand the ramifications of where we are,' NBA deputy commissioner Adam Silver said. 'We're saddened on behalf of the game.'

Without a deal, NBA commissioner David Stern, who missed Thursday's session with the flu, almost certainly will decide more games must be canceled.

The season was supposed to begin Nov. 1, but all games through Nov. 14 -- 100 in total -- already have been scrapped, costing players about $170 million in salaries.

Stern said previously that games through Christmas were in jeopardy without a deal this week. Silver said the labor committee would speak with Stern on Friday about the future schedule, though no further cancellations are expected yet.

Silver said he was a little more optimistic than usual going into the talks, but the union later accused him of lying, with Hunter saying: 'They knew when they presented what they were presenting to us that it wasn't going to fly.'

The union said owners essentially gave it an ultimatum to accept a 50-50 split of revenues. Attorney Jeffrey Kessler said the meeting was 'hijacked.'

'We were shocked,' he said. 'We went in there trying to negotiate and they came in and they said you either accept 50-50 or we're done and we won't discuss anything else.'

Both sides praised federal mediator George Cohen and said they felt there was some progress on minor issues at the start of the talks. But it was clear by the time talks broke down that there were bad feelings.

'We've spent the last few days making our best effort to try and find a resolution here. Not one that was necessarily a win-win. It wouldn't be a win for us. It wouldn't be a win for them. But one that we felt like would get our game back ... and get our guys back on the court, get our vendors back to work, get the arenas open, get these communities revitalized,' Fisher said.

'And in our opinion, that's not what the NBA and the league is interested in at this point. They're interested in telling you one side of the stories that are not true and this is very serious to us. This is not in any way about ego. There are a lot of people's livelihoods at stake separate from us.'

Hunter said the union made 'concession after concession after concession ... and it's just not enough.'

'We're not prepared to let them impose a system on us that eliminates guarantees, reduces contract lengths, diminishes all our increases,' he said. 'We're saying no way. We fought too long and made too many sacrifices to get where we are.'

Previously each side had proposed receiving 53 percent of basketball-related income after players were guaranteed 57 percent under the previous collective bargaining agreement.

Silver said the league formally proposed a 50-50 revenue split Wednesday. The union said its proposal would have been a band that would have allowed it to collect as much as 53 percent but no less than 50, based on the league's revenues.

'Hopefully, we can get back to the table, but certainly a tough day, a very tough day,' said Peter Holt, the labor relations committee chair and owner of the San Antonio Spurs.

Asked whether the players would drop to 50 percent, Holt said he didn't think it was that big of a jump but that the union did.

He said the league would not go above 50 percent 'as of today. But never say never on anything.'

Hunter said Cleveland owner Dan Gilbert told players to trust that if they took the 50-50 split, the salary cap issues could be worked out.

Hunter's response?

'I can't trust your gut. I got to trust my own gut,' he said. 'There's no way in the world I'm going to trust your gut on whether or not you're going to be open and amenable to making the changes in the system that we think are necessary and appropriate.'

Owners and players met with Cohen for 16 hours Tuesday, ending around 2 a.m. Wednesday, then returned just eight hours later and spent another 8 hours in discussions. The sides then met for about five hours Thursday, before calling it quits.

'Am I worried about the season, per se? Yeah. But I'm more so worried about us standing up for what we believe in,' New Orleans Hornets guard Jarrett Jack said. 'I think that's the bigger issue at hand.'

Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade tweeted: 'You know its sad when people don't even try and hide their greed..#NBALockout,'

Cohen didn't recommend that the two sides continue the mediation process as they weren't able to resolve the 'strongly held, competing positions that separated them on core issues.'

Though the sides have said they believe bargaining is the only route to a deal, the process could end up in the courts. Each brought an unfair labor practice charge against the other with the National Labor Relations Board, and the league also filed a federal lawsuit against the union attempting to block it from decertifying.

Union officials, so far, have been opposed to decertification, a route the NFL players initially chose during their lockout.

However, Hunter said Thursday that 'all of our options are on the table. Everything.'

Also, while the sides haven't agreed to anything, the owners have been open to accepting a $5 million mid-level exception, sources told ESPN's Chris Broussard. That's down from $5.8 million under the old agreement but up from the $3.4 million the owners had been offering.

In other business, the Board of Governors re-elected Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor as its chairman and heard a presentation from New Jersey Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov on the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn, which will become the Nets' home for the 2012-13 season.

Courtesy of ESPN


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  NCAA1   


Tracy Smith signs with Soles, Mexico - by Eurobasket News
Tracy Smith (203-F, agency: Strategic Sports, college: N.Carolina St.) is a new member of Soles. The American forward penned a deal for rest of the LNBP season. Actually, Smith already made debut with his new team. He had 7 points and 4 rebounds against Barreteros. Soles won that game at home 86-74. Tracy Smith is a rookie who graduated few months ago at the North Carolina State University. He had 14. ppg and 5.7 rpg for his school as a senior. Smith was named All-ACC Honorable Mention -11. In 2010, Tracy Smith was awarded with All-ACC 2nd Team -10. He played for the USA U19 National Team in 2007.

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  PANAMERICAN GAMES   


Standings
Standings
Group A
1. Argentina0-0
2. Canada0-0
3. Mexico0-0
4. P.Rico0-0
Group B
1. Brazil0-0
2. Dominican R.0-0
3. Uruguay0-0
4. USA0-0


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  PHILIPPINES   


PBA Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Gary DAVID
  Powerade T.
  (187-G/F-78)
  Avg: 23.7
 1. David, Powerade T.23.7 
 2. Ababou, Barako Bull20.0 
 3. Bangura, Air21 E.19.6 
 4. Castro, Talk N Te.18.3 
 5. Caguioa, Ginebra18.0 
 6. Lutz, Petron Blaze17.7 
 7. Lee, Rain or Shine17.3 
 8. Hubalde, Shopin.16.5 
 9. Seigle, Air21 Expr.16.5 
 10. Yap, B-Meg Llam.16.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Arwind SANTOS
  Petron B.
  (193-F-81)
  Avg: 18
 1. Santos, Petron B.18.0 
 2. Carey, Talk N Text12.3 
 3. Reyes, Alaska Aces12.0 
 4. Sena, Shopinas.10.7 
 5. Thoss, Alaska Aces10.0 
 6. Kramer, Powerade.9.7 
 7. Taulava, Meralco9.5 
 8. Espinas, Meralco9.0 
 9. Ildefonso, Petron8.3 
 10. Anthony, Powerad.8.3 
Assists Per Game
 Jayson CASTRO
  Talk N Text
  (173-G-86)
  Avg: 6
 1. Castro, Talk N Te.6.0 
 2. Lanete, Meralco5.5 
 3. Cabagnot, Petron5.3 
 4. Lee, Rain or Shine5.3 
 5. Lutz, Petron Blaze4.7 
 6. Artadi, Barako Bull4.3 
 7. Cruz, Powerade T.4.3 
 8. Miller, Barako Bull4.3 
 9. Devance, B-Meg L.4.3 
 10. Tenorio, Alaska A.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Christopher LUTZ
  Petron Blaze
  (192-G/F-85)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Lutz, Petron Blaze2.7 
 2. Cruz, Powerade T.2.0 
 3. Raymundo, B-Meg L.2.0 
 4. Castro, Talk N Te.2.0 
 5. Ildefonso, Petron2.0 
 6. Lanete, Meralco1.8 
 7. Baguio, Alaska Ac.1.7 
 8. Anthony, Powerade.1.7 
 9. Artadi, Barako Bull1.7 
 10. Bangura, Air21 E.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Japeth AGUILAR
  Talk N.
  (208-C-85)
  Avg: 2
 1. Aguilar, Talk N.2.0 
 2. Quinahan, Rain o.2.0 
 3. Espinas, Meralco1.8 
 4. Thoss, Alaska Aces1.3 
 5. Sena, Shopinas.1.3 
 6. Seigle, Air21 Expr.1.3 
 7. Peek, Talk N Text1.3 
 8. Baclao, Petron B.1.0 
 9. Villanueva, Ginebr.1.0 
 10. Norwood, Rain o.1.0 


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


DAY 3 OF THE 2011 FIBA-ASIA U16 CHAMPIONSHIPS - by Enzo Flojo
Notes:
- Team Iran defaulted again, which means they're officially out of the competition (or should be), but I'm not sure they're entirely to blame.
- Stat-keeping has remained to be butt-awful, while maintenance of the playing area hasn't been up to snuff, too. Hardwood was extremely slippery by the time the Philippines-Vietnam game went underway. A lot of players slipped and slid, causing a few injuries. This early, it might not be too far-fetched to say that Vietnam has botched the hosting of this FIBA event.


SOUTH KOREA over UZBEKISTAN, 120-29
KOR 120 - Kim GC 16, Shin 13, Koh 12, Kim GM 12, Park 12, Won 11, Kim MK 11, Yun 10, Lee 6, Kim NH 6, Heo 6, Kim Y 5
UZB 29 - Bokhodirov 11, Muratov 8, Kim 2, Murodhonov 2, Morkovskiy 2, Djahangirov 2, Ivashov 2, Zimoveyskiy 0, Ovanesov 0, Akramov 0, Erofev 0
QS: 34-4, 52-10, 80-20, 120-29

- The second-straight blowout in favor of Korea found the Uzbeks on the losing end. Korea limited Uzbekistan to just 25% shooting from the floor, and while they didn't exactly have a scorching outing themselves, the Koreans did convert on 14 triples.
- Kim Gook-Chan, Koh Haeng-Seok and Shin Min-Cheol combined for 11 treys for the Korean squad. Gook-Chan finished with a game-high 16 points while Koh and Shin had 13 and 12 respectively. 5 other Koreans scored in double-figures.
- Big man Ruslan Bokhodirov led Uzbekistan with 11 points in 36 minutes of action while Farrukhjon Muratov remained coach Lebedev Artyom's most consistent player with 8 points. Korea advances to the 2nd round while Uzbekistan is relegated along with Malaysia.

INDIA over TAIWAN, 73-52
IND 73 - Singh 25, Saminathan 18, Ludhiana 12, Bhaupur 11, Bhamara 4, Narender 3, Sanjeev 0
TPE 52 - Lu 15, Wang 11, Chen PL 8, Wu 6, Lee 6, Pan 4, Huang CY 2, Liu 0, Yeh 0, Chen CJ 0, Hsieh 0
QS: 34-4, 52-10, 80-20, 120-29

- Knowing the importance of this match, Team India played just 7 guys to ensure a tight rotation and increase the chances of an upset over the favored Taiwanese. And what an upset it was! India converted on 9 triples while limiting Taiwan to just 31% FG shooting to gain their 2nd win in 3 games.
- Ajay Singh led India with a spectacular 25-point performance. He also blocked 6 shots and shot 57% from the floor. Kajickeyan Saminathan backstopped him with 18 points and a perfect 4-of-4 shooting form beyond the arc.
- Lu Kuan-Shiuan topped Taiwan with 15 markers, but he shot just 29% from the field. Wang I-Fan had 11 points, but missed all 4 of his 3-point attempts. Both teams still advance to round 2 along with China.

CHINA over MALAYSIA, 91-30
CHN 91 - Zhou 16, Heng 14, Yan 11, Lai 10, Luo 9, Liu B 9, Xu 7, Guo 6, Pan 4, Yu 2, Liu K 2, Zhao 1
MAS 30 - Keng 9, Lee 7, Tan ZH 6, Ng 4, Singh 3, Tong 1, Foo 0, Tan HK 0, Su 0, Sim 0, Yew 0, Liew 0
QS: 29-11, 46-21, 63-27, 91-30

- As expected, China waltzed all over Malaysia and barely broke a sweat. Malaysia was held to just 18% FG shooting, and they were never really a threat in this one. China limited them to just 9 points in the second half, though it seems coach Wu Qinglong's boys were still holding back. Every other team better watch out.
- Zhou Qi led China again with 16 points in just 11 minutes of play. Heng Yifeng followed him up with 14 markers while Yan Haoxin and Lai Junhao ended up with 11 and 10 respectively.
- Keng Eng Hong topscored for Malaysia with just 9 points while Lee Kwong Fai had 7. Malaysia is relegated to the battle for 13th place against Uzbekistan while China advances to round 2.

LEBANON over IRAQ, 75-68
LIB 75 - Hadidian 28, El-Kaissi 18, Zeinoun 12, Salem 11, Kabalan 4, Abou Jaoude 2, Al-Agha 0, Wehbe 0, Kourjian 0, Daaboul 0
IRQ 68 - Razzaq 17, Hamzah 14, Mahdi 10, Ismael 10, Ali 8, Sabri 4, Abdullhussein 3, Abdulqaer 2, Saeed 0
QS: 14-23, 32-28, 59-49, 75-68

- Lebanon climbed back from an early deficit to finally defeat the Iraqis, who've defeated the Lebanese in all of their previous meetings this year. Lebanon shot 46% from the field to snatch the lead mid-2nd quarter after Iraq raced to a 9-point bubble at the end of the first frame. The Lebanese defense also put the clamps on the Iraqis, limiting them to just 5 markers in the second period.
- Big man Gerard Hadidian stood tall for Lebanon, hitting 11-of-17 shots to finish with a game-high 28 points and 3 blocks. Ezzat El-Kaissi took care of the outside shooting, making good on 3 of his 5 triple tries. Lebanon finishes #2 in its group and carries its record to round 2.
- Ahmed Razzaq and Karrar Hamzah led Iraq's losing effort with 17 and 14 points respectively. To compound their field-goal shooting woes, Iraq was also awful from the line, converting on just 9 of their 22 free throw attempts. After narrowly losing to Korea two days ago, the favored Iraqis suffered this defeat and go into round 2 as the 3rd place team in the group.

PHILIPPINES over VIETNAM, 111-25
PHL 111 - Rivero 20, Heading 17, Javelosa 16, Diputado 10, Caracut 9, Asilum 9, Dalafu 9, Cani 7, Ramos 6, Alejandro 4, Go 3, Lao 1
VIE 25 - Tung 5, Tran 5, Tu 4, Hung 4, Thong 4, Minh 2, Guan 1, Tan 0, Nghiep 0, Phong 0, Thanh 0, Cong 0
QS: 32-11, 59-17, 83-22, 111-25

- The Filipinos were once again relentless as they demolished the home squad right from the tip. Using superior size, speed and shooting, the Pinoys ran rings around the hapless Vietnamese and erected a 21-point lead at the end of the first frame. Vietnam wouldn't be able to give any semblance of a fight as the Pinoys asserted their will to no end.
- Forwards Rash Rivero and Jordan Heading led the Philippine fight with 20 and 17 points respectively. The duo shot a total of 16-of-26 from the field, including 3-of-5 from beyond the arc. Big man Jay Javelosa backstopped them with 16 markers while guard Rev Diputado finished with 10. The Pinoys move on to round 2 toting a clean slate, but they should improve their outside and free throw shooting to continue their dominance.
- Nobody scored more than 5 points for the Vietnamese, who shot just 18% from the floor. Tung Nguyen and Jason Tran each had 5 points to lead them as the home team advances to round 2 automatically.

JAPAN over QATAR, 119-55
JPN 119 - Yamamoto 22, Aoki 18, Kakiuchi 14, Shinkawa 13, Kaneko 12, Shirato 12, Chikui 10, Sugiura 5, Miyamoto 4, Baba 4, Morikawa 3, Yanagawa 2
QAT 55 - Abdelkawy 24, Saad 19, Dawoud 9, Mohamed 3, Al-Ahbabi 0, Al-Ahmad 0, Al-Marri 0, Al-Tamimi 0, Al-Malki 9
QS: 45-11, 63-20, 88-38, 119-55

- Taisei Shirato scored Japan's first 12 points in quick succession and then he just opted to facilitate his teammates' scoring before being taken out at the 2:45 mark of the first quarter. Japan's ace shooter didn't need to get back in the game after that as Qatar did not prove to be up to the task against the superior team of coach Hideki Togashi.
- Frontliner Kenta Yamamoto led Japan with 22 points while Yasunori Aoki fired in 4 triples to finish with 18 markers. Five other Japanese players finished in double-figures to underscore the dominance of the East Asian nation. Japan moves on to round 2 unscathed and faces the Vietnamese and Indons next, followed by the Philippines on Monday.
- Mohamed Abdelkawy scored a game-high 24 points while Abdulrahman Saad had 19 markers for the Qatari side, but hardly anyone else contributed for coach Miroslav Dobrican. Qatar still advances to round 2 and is still favored to move to the quarterfinals ahead of Vietnam and Indonesia.

Source: HoopNut.blogspot.com


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  POLAND   


2 liga day 4 summation: Dominik Majewski ( PWIK Piaseczno ) - 3 point machine - by Maciej Paszyn
MVP of all 2 liga day 4: Dominik Majewski (185-G-83) ( PWiK Piaseczno ) 32 pts. 4/5 2PM-A, 7/13 3PM-A, 3/4 FT, 5 rb. (1 off., 4 def.), 4 as., 3 stl., 3 bl., 3 to., 36 min., 36 rank.

Best 5 of all 2 liga day 4:

Dominik Majewski ( PWiK Piaseczno )
Sebastian Kowalczyk (182-PG-93) ( AZS II Politechnika Warszawska ) 31 pts. 4/10 2PM-A, 5/10 3PM-A, 8/11 FT, 3rb. (3 def.), 6 as., 1 stl., 5 bl., 1 to., 32 min., 31 rank.
Jakub Karolak (192-F/G-93) ( KKS Novum Lublin ) 36 pts., 9/15 2PM-A, 1/4 3PM-A, 15/18 FT, 4 rb. ( 1off., 3 def. ), 1 as., 1 stl., 3bl., 3 to., 34 min. 29 rank.
Rafal Niesobski (189-G-82) ( KS Open Florentyna Pleszew ) 26 pts. 8/12 2PM-A, 0/3 3PM-A, 10/12 FT, 4 rb. (4def.), 6 as., 0 stl., 2 to., 40 min. 28 eval.
Lukasz Olejnik (203-F/C-79) ( BM Wegiel Stal Ostrow Wielkopolski ) 20 pts. 3/5 2PM-A, 4/7 3PM-A, 2/2 FT, 12 rb. (3off., 9 def.), 1 as., 1 to., 38 min., 25 rank.

Best 5 of Group A

MVP: Rafal Niesobski ( KS Open Florentyna Pleszew )
Marcin Wilk (202-F/C-77) ( TS uraw Gniewino ) 12 pts., 6/8 2PM-A 16 rb. (5off., 11 def.), 1 as., 2 stl., 1 bl., 2 to., 34 min. 27 eval.
Marek Iglinski (178-G-82) ( TS uraw Gniewino ) 11 pts., 2/4 2PM-A, 1/1 3PM-A, 4/6 FT, 3 rb. (1off., 2 def.), 9 as., 3 stl., 1 to., 23 min. 21 eval.
Mateusz Szwed (197-C-91) ( KS Zyrardowianka Zyrardow ) 17 pts., 8/18 2PM-A, 1/1 FT, 17 rb. (11 off., 6 def., ) 1 as., 3stl., 5 to., 28 min., 21 eval.
Pawel Stankiewicz (195-F-82) ( AZS PP Poznan ) 25 pts. 3/6 2PM-A, 6/9 3PM-A, 1/2 FT, 7 rb. (3 off., 4 def.), 4 as., 1 stl., 4 to., 28 min. 26 eval.

Best 5 of Group B

MVP: Lukasz Olejnik ( BM Wegiel Stal Ostrow Wielkopolski )
Slawomir Klocek (191-G-84) ( MCKiS Termo-Rex Jaworzno ) 16 pts. 4/7 2PM-A, 1/3 3PM-A, 5/5 FT, 6 rb. (2off., 4 def.), 3 as., 7 stl., 1 to., 30 min., 26 rank.
Adrian Mroczek-Truskowski (195-G-85) ( Slask II Wroclaw ) 26 pts. 4/8 2PM-A, 4/7 3PM-A, 6/6 FT, 4rb. (4def.), 3 as., 1 bl., 3 to., 23 min. 24 rank.
Miroslaw Lopatka (213-C/F-77, agency: Promotex) ( Slask II Wroclaw ) 19 pts. 7/13 2PM-A, 1/1 3PM-A, 2/2 FT, 9 rb. (1 off., 8 def.), 1 as., 3stl., 1 bl., 3 to., 24 rank.
Marcin Ecka (184-G-78) ( AZS AWF Katowice ) 12 pts. 3/5 2PM-A, 1/3 3PM-A, 3/4 FT, 10 rb. (2 off., 8 def.), 8 as., 5 stl., 3 bl., 3 to., 41 min, 30 rank.

Best 5 of Group C

MVP: Dominik Majewski ( PWiK Piaseczno )
Sebastian Kowalczyk ( AZS II Politechnika Warszawska )
Jakub Karolak ( KKS Novum Lublin )
Tomasz Zych (188-G-87) ( SSA Unia Tarnow ) 18 pts. 5/14 2PM-A, 0/1 3PM-A, 8-10 FT, 6 rb. (5off., 1 def.), 7 as., 5 stl., 4 to., 35 min, 25 rank.
Michal Batorski (199-F-88) ( KS Pulaski Warka ) 14 pts. 4/7 2PM-A, 6/9 FT, 13 rb. (8off., 5 def.), 3 as., 3 bl., 4 to., 27 min., 20 rank.

Double-doubles:
Marcin Wilk ( TS uraw Gniewino ) 12 pts., 16 rb.
Marcin Kowalewski (200-PF-86) ( Inter Parts AZS UWM Olsztyn ) 15 pts., 11 rb.
Karol Debski (198-G/F-84, agency: Promotex) ( KS Open Florentyna Pleszew ) 17 pts., 11 rb.
Mateusz Szwed ( KS Zyrardowianka Zyrardow ) 17 pts., 17 rb.
Daniel Goldammer (200-F-89) ( MCKiS Termo-Rex Jaworzno ) 13 pts., 12 rb.
Lukasz Kosmowski (196-F-83) ( KKS Mickiewicz-Romus Katowice ) 12 pts., 11 rb.
Damian Kalinowski (201-F-91) ( UMKS Piotrcovia Piotrkow ) 12 pts., 15 rb.
Marcin Ecka ( AZS AWF Katowice ) 12 pts., 10 rb.
Lukasz Olejnik ( BM Wegiel Stal Ostrow Wielkopolski ) 20 pts., 12 rb.
Marcin Weselak (204-C/F-79) ( UKS Alba Chorzow ) 11 pts., 14 rb.
Piotr Czaplicki (198-F-82) ( MKS Skierniewice ) 13 pts., 10 rb.
Maciej Kucharek (204-F-93) ( AZS II Politechnika Warszawska ) 22 pts., 10 rb.
Lukasz Fafara (194-F-84) ( UMKS Kielce ) 13 pts., 12 rb.
Wojciech Miernik (194-F-88) ( UMKS Kielce ) 12 pts., 11 rb.
Arkadiusz Zabielski (195-F-84) ( BKS Tur Bielsk Podlaski ) 18 pts., 12 rb.
Dariusz Depta (198-G/F-86) ( Wisla AWF Krakow ) 14 pts., 11 rb.
Piotr Kwandrans (200-F-79) ( MKS Limbach Limanowa ) 15 pts., 12 rb.
Michal Batorski ( KS Pulaski Warka ) 14 pts., 13 rb.
Jakub Dziura (202-F-81) ( Staco MNLK Niepolomice ) 21 pts., 12 rb
Przemyslaw Cygan (198-F-82) ( SSA Unia Tarnow ) 16 pts., 14 rb.



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  PORTUGAL   


Focused. 2-0 After Round Two - by Nate Bowie
Successful people are clear about what they want, focus on the things that matter, & know how to execute their plans to achieve their goals. I think everybody goals are simple and pretty much the same as any other person, and thats to WIN. We (Terceira Basket) enter our LPB season debut with a win vs Ginasio. It was a very good test for us since we havent been together long like other team who have been practicing for over a month. It was a good win on the road for us both days especially on the road against Sampaense Basket. The enviroment was perfect for us to pull out the upset on the road. Both teams was agressive on the rebounds as well on defense, and had alot of defensive sceems against me, but im use to that. As of now we have a few weeks break picking the season back up vs Porto and Ovarense Dolce Vita. Making those game being our first home games of the season. Our goal for each 2 game weekend is to split and go 1-1 but if we can get 2-0 thats always a plus. For my friends and family back home I promise you guys to let you know when I will be on tv and send you the links to watch, I havent forgot about you.

Until next time, always remember 'You can't get much done in life if you only work hard on the days when you feel great.'

For more information
nathanbowie@yahoo.com
Skype: nathan_bowie


Nate Bowie (183-G-86, college: Cent.Arkansas)



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  PUERTO RICO   


Puerto Rico splits series against the Dominican Republic: - by Luis Modestti
The Puerto Rican national team went into the Dominican Republic for their second set of warm-up games and came out with a 1-1 record.

In La Vega, Puerto Rico defeated the Dominican Republic 78-73 as they won the final quarter 26-13. Jose Juan Barea (181-PG-84, college: Northeastern) led the rally in the final quarter and ended with 27 points. In the loss Juan Coronado (196-G-83) had 16.

Then in La Haina the Dominican Republic beat Puerto Rico 102-90 in overtime. Coronado was the hero for the Dominican team by making three free throws with four seconds left to tie it at 81. Then the Dominicans scored 21 points in overtime to win it.

Alexis Montas had 21 points, Kelvin Pena 17, Juan Coronado 14, Jack Michael Martinez and Manuel Guzman 11 each for the winners.


In the loss Filiberto Rivera had 27 points and Jose Juan Barea 24.

Both national teams will travel to Mexico on Saturday as the men's tournament in the Pan-American Games start on October 26.




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  RWANDA   


APR's Indomitable Lions Fall Short in TZ - by Eurobasket News
APR will not take part in next year's Fiba-Africa Club Championship after a disappointing display in the just ended Zone 5 Club Championship in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

The indomitable lions, as they are famously referred to, suffered a heartbreaking 69-68 defeat against Burundi's Urunani in the semi-finals followed by a 79-89 loss against Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) in the third-place playoff.

Owour was quick to blame the Urunani defeat on injuries. 'Injuries to Blaze Nikobahoze (point guard) and Presta Malemba (center) put us on the back foot. They are two of our best players and not having them out there took something out of our game,' the former Kenyan international said.

One positive for Owour however was the spirited display of youngster Igor Mugisha. The 20-year-old was one of the tournament's best players after averaging 15 points per game.

With the Zone 5 tournament out of the way, APR will now focus on reclaiming the league title from Kigali Basketball Club (KBC). The army side is yet to lose a league game this season. KBC finished 6th on debut.

Zone 5 Club Championship

Men's Finals

Urunani (Burundi) 69-65 Cooperative Bank (Kenya)

Third place playoff

APR 79-89 KCB

Women's finals

KPA (Kenya) 57-42 Berco stars (Burundi)

Third place playoff


KCC Leopards (Uganda) 60-52 Jeshi stars (Tz)
Courtesy of: The New Times


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  SERBIA   


Top prospect Nenad Miljenovic officially joins Partizan - by Eurobasket News
One of the top prospects in Serbia, Nenad Miljenovic (194-G-93, agency: Beo Basket), officially joined Partizan Belgrade. The player penned a four-year deal and will make debut with his new team soon. Miljenovic arrives from FMP Zeleznik, where he played for junior squad. He helped FMP reach the Nike Euroleague Junior Tournament Final last year and was named MVP of this event (17.5 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 4.8 rpg and 2.5 spg). In 2009, Miljenovic led FMP to trophy at the same tournament. That same summer he paced U16 Serbia to Bronze medal at the U16 EuroBasket in Kaunas. He had 17.7 ppg, 7 rpg and 2.7 spg for 9 games. This year Miljenovic led U18 Serbia to Silver medal at the European Championships U18 in Wroclaw. He shined with 11.2 ppg, 3.9 rpg and 4 apg for 9 games. Miljenovic was named Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 1st Team -11. In 2010, he got Eurobasket.com All-World Championships U17 Honorable Mention -10 (15.1ppg, 5.5rpg, 3.1apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 41.2%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 70.4%).

Anadolu Efes victorious in Belgrade - by Eurobasket News
Partizan - Anadolu Efes 73-84

Anadolu Efes did a great job in Round One of the Euroleague regular season. They managed to beat Partizan in Belgrade 73-84 for 1-0 record in Group C. Efes overcame a strong basketball atmosphere at Pionir Arena to register its first road win. Dusko Savanovic (204-F/C-83, agency: Beo Basket) was the leading player in victory with valuation 21. He scored 17 points for 15 minutes on the court. Tarence Kinsey (200-G-84, college: S.Carolina) had 18 pts and Sasha Vujacic (200-G-84) added 14 pts for his team. In Partizan, Nikola Pekovic (210-C-86, agency: Beo Basket) collected 21 points and 6 rebounds (valuation 29). Milan Macvan (206-C-89, agency: INVICTUS Sports Group) had 14 pts and 7 boards, while Dragan Milosavljevic (198-G-89) stopped to 10 pts. Anadolu Efes exploded after the breather to secure the victory in this meeting. Quarters: 28-27, 17-21, 6-20, 22-16. Efes waits Charleroi in the next round. Partizan goes to Tel-Aviv.

Partizan: Nikola Pekovic 21+6 boards, Milan Macvan 14+7 boards, Dragan Milosavljevic 10
Anadolu Efes: Tarence Kinsey 18, Dusko Savanovic 17, Sasha Vujacic 14


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  SLOVENIA   


Regal Barca cruises past Union Olimpija in Ljubljana - by Eurobasket News
Union Olimpija - FCB Regal 64-86

Regal Barca demonstrated its power in Round One of the Euroleague regular season. The reigning Spanish champion handed 64-86 loss to Union Olimpija in Ljubljana. The game was played last night. Both Barca and Olimpija are placed to Group D, together with Montepaschi, Galatasaray, Asseco Prokom and Unics Kazan. Marcelinho Huertas (191-PG-83) paced Barca to victory collecting 17 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists. Pete Mickeal (199-F-78, college: Cincinnati) scored 15 points and Fran Vazquez (209-C-83) followed with 10. Danny Green (198-G/F-87, college: N.Carolina) responded with 17 points in loss. Ratko Varda had 16 pts and Deon Thompson (203-F-88, college: N.Carolina) stopped to 9 pts, plus 6 rebounds. Quarters: 19-24, 11-17, 21-20, 13-25. Regal Barca will host Asseco Prokom in the next round. Union Olimpija will meet Montepaschi in Siena.

Union Olimpija: Danny Green 17, Ratko Varda 16, Deon Thompson 9+6 boards
Regal Barca: Marcelinho Huertas 17+5 boards+8 as, Pete Mickeal 15, Fran Vazquez 10


Surgery sidelines Jagodnik for four months - by Zeljko Zule
Goran Jagodnik (203-F-74, agency: Beo Basket) of Union Olimpija underwent surgery yesterday to repair a hernia. He wil be sidelined for four months and will miss Euroleague's first stage. He suffered injury during the practice. Jagodnik was a member of Slovenian National Team on the World Championship in Turkey 2010 and the European Championship in Lithuanian this year, He averaged 10.4 points and 3 rebounds per game in Euroleague, 11.6 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.4 steals in Adriatic League and 9.6 points and 4.8 rebounds in Teleamch League last season.

1B Stats Leaders
D2 Standings
 1. Triglav Strazisce 3-0 
 2. Sencur CP 3-1 
 3. Radenska 3-1 
 4. Grosuplje 2-1 
 5. Postojna 2-1 
 6. Splosna plovba 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 


Stats Leaders - 1B
Points Per Game
 Bostjan SIVKA
  Konjice
  (200-F/C-76)
  Avg: 24
 1. Sivka, Konjice24.0 
 2. Jereb, Konjice21.0 
 3. Cipot, Jance Prit18.7 
 4. Spesic, Radenska18.3 
 5. Vranjkovic, Branik18.0 
 6. Dzombic, Hrastnik17.7 
 7. Krejic, Medvode17.5 
 8. Horvat, Radenska17.5 
 9. Abramovic, Terme O.17.3 
 10. Misic, Grosuplje17.3 
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. Sivka, Konjice9.5 
 6. Dolinar, Medvode8.5 
 7. Spesic, Radenska8.5 
 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. Macek, Terme Olimia5.0 
 5. Ovnik, Hrastnik5.0 
 6. Brolih, Branik4.3 
 7. Horvat, Nova Gorica4.0 
 8. Suran, Radenska4.0 
 9. Buncic, Medvode4.0 
 10. Jersin, Trigla.3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Tadej TUSEK
  Hrastnik
  (194-F-80)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Tusek, Hrastnik2.7 
 2. Zupanc, Litija2.5 
 3. Mlakar, Jance Prit2.3 
 4. Miletic, Branik2.0 
 5. Dolinar, Medvode2.0 
 6. Zagorc, Splosna2.0 
 7. Cipot, Jance Prit2.0 
 8. Jersin, Trigla.2.0 
 9. Horvat, Nova Gorica2.0 
 10. Kavgic, Splosna2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Tomaz JEREB
  Konjice
  (192-G-91)
  Avg: 2
 1. Jereb, Konjice2.0 
 2. Klepo, Postojna1.7 
 3. Trampus, Grosuplje1.3 
 4. Kavas, Jance Prit1.0 
 5. Skornik, Konjice1.0 
 6. Kunc, Grosuplje1.0 
 7. Vranjkovic, Branik1.0 
 8. Gojkovic, Nova G.1.0 
 9. Spesic, Radenska0.8 
 10. Remus, Branik0.7 


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  SOUTH AFRICA   


NBA LEGENDS SAM PERKINS AND DIKEMBE MUTOMBO TRAVEL TO SOUTH SUDAN TO ENGAGE UNDERSERVED YOUTH - by Elvis Dickson
NEW YORK and WASHINGTON, Oct. 20, 2011 - Working to engage and empower underserved youth both on the court and in the classroom in the worlds newest country, the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the U.S. Department of States Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announced today that NBA Legend Sam Perkins and NBA Global Ambassador Dikembe Mutombo will travel to the Republic of South Sudan, October 22-26, 2011, as sports envoys.

Sports diplomacy builds on Secretary Clintons vision of smart power diplomacy. It embraces the use of a full range of diplomatic tools, including sports, to bring people together for greater understanding.

During their trip, Perkins and Mutombo will lead a series of basketball clinics and teambuilding exercises with young people. In addition, the sports diplomats will meet with young people participating in a scholarship program that works to bridge barriers and provide gender equality in education for women and girls, as well as underserved boys. They will also join local, state, and national government officials in a service project to refurbish the capital city.

As an NBA Global Ambassador, Mutombo recently attended the NBAs Basketball without Borders Africa 2011 program in Johannesburg, where the league opened an office in 2010. This is his first trip on behalf of the Department of State as a sports envoy. Sam Perkins, a 17-year NBA veteran who has made three NBA Finals appearances, has served as a sports diplomat worldwide, including Indonesia in 2010, Qatar in 2009, Kazakhstan & Kyrgyzstan in 2008, and Algeria 2005.

This is a return trip to South Sudan for the NBA after a delegation from NBA Africa joined the South Sudan Independence Celebration in Juba on July 8-10 and staged a number of community engagement events including basketball clinics for local youth. In partnership with Sudan Sunrise, the NBA is supporting education by raising awareness and funds to build new schools, helping to realize the dream of Manute Bol, an NBA Legend and Sudanese native who passed away in June 2010.

Our partnership with the US State Department is an important part of our efforts to positively impact communities globally, said Amadou Fall, Vice President of Development, NBA Africa. 'The sports envoy program will enable us to build on our efforts in South Sudan and use the game of basketball to contribute to the positive development of youth and communities in the world's newest nation.'

Two sports envoys trips to Africa have already been held this year with NBA Legend Bo Outlaw and WNBA Legend Edna Campbell traveling to the Republic of the Congo, and NBA Legend Dee Brown and WNBA Legend Tamika Raymond traveling to Tanzania. In partnership with SportsUnited, 42 NBA and WNBA players and coaches have visited 19 different countries since 2004, where they have conducted basketball clinics for thousands of young boys, girls and coaches.

SportsUnited is the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs premier sports exchange program at the U.S. Department of State. Athletes and coaches from a range of sports are chosen to conduct clinics, visit schools, and engage with youth overseas in a dialogue on the importance of an education, positive health practices, and respect for diversity. Since 2003, SportsUnited has brought more than 600 athletes from 44 countries to the U.S. to participate in Sport Visitor programs. Since 2005, SportsUnited has sent more than 100 U.S. athletes to 40 countries to participate in Sport Envoy programs.

The NBA has a long history in the African continent and opened its first office in Africa in 2010, appointing Amadou Gallo Fall as Vice President for Development. NBA games, featuring ten players from Africa, were broadcast to fans in 55 African countries and territories in five languages for the 2010-11 season. Through NBA Cares, the NBA has helped create 30 places to live, learn or play in Africa, including technology centers, libraries, youth hostels, dining facilities, health clinics, homes and basketball courts.

For the past nine years the NBA has conducted Basketball without Borders Africa, a basketball instructional camp for young people that also promotes leadership, education, sportsmanship, and healthy living. More than 100 NBA players and team personnel and more than 700 campers have participated in the camps in Johannesburg and Dakar.



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KBL Round 4: Anyang KGC hands first defeat to LG Sakers - by Eurobasket News
Round 4 means everything may happen in KBL as the season just started.

Undefeated LG Sakers (2-1) recorded its first loss on the court of sixth ranked Anyang KGC on Thursday night. Visitors were defeated by Anyang KGC 81-71. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of LG Sakers. The game without a history. Anyang KGC led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Anyang KGC made 7 blocks. American power forward Rodney White (206-80, college: Charlotte) fired 38 points (!!!) and 9 rebounds for the winners. Forward Jung-Hyun Lee (190-87) chipped in 19 points and 5 rebounds. Center Jang-Hoon Seo (207-74) produced 19 points and 6 rebounds for lost side. LG Sakers' coach Jin Kim rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Anyang KGC (2-2) moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Samsung Th. and KCC Egis. LG Sakers at the other side keep the second position with one game lost. They share it with Mobis Phoebus and ET Land. Anyang KGC is looking forward to face higher ranked Mobis Phoebus (#4) in Ulsan in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. LG Sakers will play at home against Daegu Orions and are hoping to win this game.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Wonju. Top-ranked Dongbu Promy faced 4th ranked KCC Egis. Host Dongbu Promy (4-0) defeated guests from Jeonju (2-2) 73-67. Worth to mention a great performance of American power forward Rodrique Benson (207-84, college: California) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 31 points and 13 rebounds. Joo-Sung Kim contributed with 10 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. American forward DeShawn Sims (203-88, college: Michigan) replied with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 15 rebounds for KCC Egis. Dongbu Promy have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 4-0 record. KCC Egis at the other side dropped to the fifth place with two games lost. They share the position with Samsung Th. and Anyang KGC. Dongbu Promy will play against Mobis Phoebus (#4) in Ulsan in the next round. KCC Egis will play at home against Samsung Thunders in Seoul and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
SK Knights can celebrate their first win this season after two consecutive loses. They used home court advantage to defeat Sonic Boom KT (1-3) 87-83 on Thursday. Worth to mention a great performance of Alexander Johnson who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 37 points (!!!) and 13 rebounds. SK Knights' coach used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. At the losing side Do-Soo Kim responded with 19 points and 4 assists. SK Knights (1-2) left bottom position moving up to eighth place. Loser Sonic Boom KT dropped to the ninth position with three games lost. SK Knights will meet at home higher ranked ET Land Elephants (#3) in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Sonic Boom KT will play against the league's second-placed LG Sakers (#2) having rather not much hope for a victory.
Bottom-ranked Daegu Orions (0-4) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 92-76 loss to seventh ranked Samsung Thunders (2-2) in Daegu. The winners were led by Peter John Ramos who had that evening a double-double by scoring 22 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field). Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Samsung Thunders moved-up to fifth place, which they share with KCC Egis and Anyang KGC. Daegu Orions at the other side still closes the standings with four games lost. Samsung Thunders' next round opponent will be KCC Egis (#6) in Jeonju. Daegu Orions will play on the road against the league's second-placed LG Sakers (#2) in Changwon and hope to get finally their first victory.



SK Knights - Sonic Boom KT 87-83

SK Knights can celebrate their first win this season after two consecutive loses. They used home court advantage to defeat Sonic Boom KT (1-3) 87-83 on Thursday. The hosts trailed by 13 points after three quarters before their 33-16 charge, which allowed them to win the game. SK Knights made 20-of-23 free shots (87.0 percent) during the game. SK Knights outrebounded Sonic Boom KT 31-19 including 22 on the defensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Alexander Johnson (208-83, college: Florida St.) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 37 points (!!!) and 13 rebounds and the former international guard Hee-Jung Joo (181-77) who added 8 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists during the contest. SK Knights' coach used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. At the losing side forward Do-Soo Kim (193-81) responded with 19 points and 4 assists and American power forward Charles Rhodes (203-85, college: Mississippi St.) scored 16 points (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). Four Sonic Boom KT players scored in double figures. SK Knights (1-2) left bottom position moving up to eighth place. Loser Sonic Boom KT dropped to the ninth position with three games lost. SK Knights will meet at home higher ranked ET Land Elephants (#3) in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Sonic Boom KT will play against the league's second-placed LG Sakers (#2) having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Sonic Boom KT: D.Kim 19+3reb+4ast, S.Park 17+1reb+1ast, C.Rhodes 16+4reb, S.Cho 13+2reb+2ast, Y.Song 7+2reb, W.Yaung 6+4reb+3ast
SK Knights: A.Johnson 37+13reb, M.Kim 16+3reb+1ast, S.Lee 14+3reb+2ast, H.Joo 8+6reb+8ast, K.Hoon Byun 7+2reb+2ast, H.Kim 5+1reb+1ast
gschID: 145626


Daegu Orions - Samsung Th. 76-92

Bottom-ranked Daegu Orions (0-4) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 92-76 loss to seventh ranked Samsung Thunders (2-2) in Daegu. It looked good early as Daegu Orions took an 2-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Samsung Thunders had a 25-8 second period charge getting the lead and Daegu Orions were not able to take back game control losing it eventually 76-92. Samsung Thunders players were unselfish on offense dishing 25 assists comparing to just 12 passes made by Daegu Orions' players. The winners were led by American-Puerto Rican center Peter John Ramos (222-85) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 22 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field) and international power forward Eric Sandrin (206-78, college: Seattle Pacific) supported him with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Five Samsung Thunders players scored in double figures. Even 27 points and 7 rebounds by American swingman Chris Williams (199-80, college: Virginia) did not help to save the game for Daegu Orions. The former international forward Daniel Sandrin (200-80, college: Seattle Pacific) added 8 points and 12 rebounds for lost side. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Samsung Thunders moved-up to fifth place, which they share with KCC Egis and Anyang KGC. Daegu Orions at the other side still closes the standings with four games lost. Samsung Thunders' next round opponent will be KCC Egis (#6) in Jeonju. Daegu Orions will play on the road against the league's second-placed LG Sakers (#2) in Changwon and hope to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Daegu Orions: C.Williams 27+7reb+3ast, D.Sandrin 8+12reb+1ast, K.Kim 8+1ast, J.Chun 7+2ast, I.Heo 7+5reb, Y.Park 7+1reb+1ast
Samsung Th.: P.John Ramos 22+11reb+6ast, K.Lee 16+4reb+1ast, D.Kim 16+2ast, E.Sandrin 13+10reb+3ast, S.Park 11+5reb+3ast, W.Lee 8+1reb+4ast
gschID: 145627


Dongbu Promy - KCC Egis 73-67

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Wonju. Top-ranked Dongbu Promy faced 4th ranked KCC Egis. Host Dongbu Promy (4-0) defeated guests from Jeonju (2-2) 73-67. KCC Egis were ahead by 4 points after three quarters before a 23-13 charge of Dongbu Promy, which allowed them to win the game. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. KCC Egis were plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of American power forward Rodrique Benson (207-84, college: California) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 31 points and 13 rebounds. The former international power forward Joo-Sung Kim (205-79) contributed with 10 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. American forward DeShawn Sims (203-88, college: Michigan) replied with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 15 rebounds and naturalized American guard Tony Akins (180-80, college: Georgia Tech, agency: Court Side) added 11 points and 6 assists in the effort for KCC Egis. Four KCC Egis players scored in double figures. Dongbu Promy have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 4-0 record. KCC Egis at the other side dropped to the fifth place with two games lost. They share the position with Samsung Th. and Anyang KGC. Dongbu Promy will play against Mobis Phoebus (#4) in Ulsan in the next round. KCC Egis will play at home against Samsung Thunders in Seoul and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
KCC Egis: D.Sims 24+15reb+2ast, S.Choo 12+1reb+1ast, T.Akins 11+2reb+6ast, S.Ha 11+5reb, J.Lim 6+2ast, M.Sin 3+1reb+3ast
Dongbu Promy: R.Benson 31+13reb+3ast, Y.Choi 13+3reb, J.Kim 10+7reb+3ast, K.Jin 7+3reb+1ast, H.Yoon 6+6reb+3ast, J.Ahn 3+1reb
gschID: 145628


Anyang KGC - LG Sakers 81-71

Undefeated LG Sakers (2-1) recorded its first loss on the court of sixth ranked Anyang KGC on Thursday night. Visitors were defeated by Anyang KGC 81-71. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of LG Sakers. The game without a history. Anyang KGC led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Anyang KGC made 7 blocks. American power forward Rodney White (206-80, college: Charlotte) fired 38 points (!!!) and 9 rebounds for the winners. Forward Jung-Hyun Lee (190-87) chipped in 19 points and 5 rebounds. Center Jang-Hoon Seo (207-74) produced 19 points and 6 rebounds and naturalized American forward Gregory Stevenson (198-78, college: Richmond, agency: SportsTalent) added 20 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side. LG Sakers' coach Jin Kim rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Anyang KGC (2-2) moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Samsung Th. and KCC Egis. LG Sakers at the other side keep the second position with one game lost. They share it with Mobis Phoebus and ET Land. Anyang KGC is looking forward to face higher ranked Mobis Phoebus (#4) in Ulsan in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. LG Sakers will play at home against Daegu Orions and are hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
LG Sakers: G.Stevenson 20+5reb+1ast, J.Seo 19+6reb+1ast, H.Park 16+2reb+3ast, C.Young Jung 9+4reb+2ast, Y.Oh 3+1reb, O.Oyedeji 2+16reb+3ast
Anyang KGC: R.White 38+9reb+2ast, J.Lee 19+5reb+1ast, S.Oh 12+2reb+1ast, I.Kim 4+3reb, S.Kim 4+1reb, T.Kim 4+1reb+6ast
gschID: 145625




Promy Rally to beat KCC, Remain Perfect - by Kevin Campigotto
After losing to the Jeonju KCC Egis in the finals last season the Wonju Dongbu Promy got a bit revenge Friday night as they rallied from fifteen points down midway through the third quarter to a73-67 victory. The Promy were led by center Rod Benson (207-F/C-84, college: California) who had 16 points in the fourth quarter and finished with 31 points and 13 rebounds.

Both teams executed offensively early in the game but in the second quarter Wonjus offense dried up. The Promy only managed 10 points despite getting good looks at the basket. There were many easy shots missed including a dunk by Benson. One bright spot for the Promy in the first half was the play of newcomer Choi Yun-Ho (187-G/F-86), who had 10 points in the first quarter including two big 3-point shots. Jeonju led by 8 at the half thanks to 16 points and 10 rebounds from import DeShawn Sims (203-F-88, college: Michigan).

In the third quarter the Promy came out flat, falling behind by fifteen before they caught fire. As in their opening game in Anyang, they took over the third quarter, and though they still trailed by four, the momentum of the game was behind them. The Promy outscored the Egis by 10 in the final quarter to seal the win.

Promy Forward Kim Joo-Sung (205-F/C-79) was limited to only 10 points and 7 rebounds as he was matched up with Sims all night. Jin Kyung-Suk (190-F-79) also came off the bench and scored 7 second-half points and provided solid play for the Promy. Egis stars Ha Seung-Jin (221-C-85) and Tony Akins (180-G-80, agency: Court Side, college: Georgia Tech) both scored 11 points, though Akins shot only 36 percent including 0-3 from downtown.

The Promy were without their starting shooting guard, Hwang Jin-Won, who injured his ankle in their Wednesday night victory over the Orions.

Game Notes


Wonju Dongbu Promy
Rod Benson- 31 points, 13 rebounds,
Kim Joo-Sung- 10 points, 7 rebounds
Choi Yun-Ho- 13 points

Jeonju KCC Egis
DeShawn Sims- 24 points, 14 rebounds
Tony Akins- 11 points, 6 assists
Ha Seung-Jin- 11 points, 5 rebounds
Choo Seung-Gyun - 12 points




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


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Standings - LEB Silver
LEB Silver Standings
 1. Aurteneche M. 2-0 
 2. Barca Regal II 2-0 
 3. Ourense 2-0 
 4. Coruna 2-1 
 5. Tenerife 2-1 
 6. Avila 1-1 
 7. Prat Juventud 1-1 
 8. Lan Mobel ISB 1-2 
 9. Las Rozas 1-2 
 10. Andorra 0-1 
 11. Oviedo CB 0-1 
 12. Gandia Basquet 0-2 
 13. Plasencia 0-2 


Stats Leaders-LEB Silver
Points Per Game
 Howard BROWN
  Oviedo CB
  (198-G/F-77)
  Avg: 20
 1. Brown, Oviedo CB20.0 
 2. Gonzalez, Oviedo20.0 
 3. Monroe, Tenerife19.7 
 4. Ott, Lan M.19.7 
 5. Balmon, Las Rozas18.3 
 6. Smith, Coruna17.5 
 7. Koffi, Ourense16.5 
 8. LeDuc, Oviedo CB16.0 
 9. Torres, Andorra16.0 
 10. Ausina, Aurtenec.15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Pablo SANCHEZ
  Andorra
  (197-G/F-81)
  Avg: 11
 1. Sanchez, Andorra11.0 
 2. Todorovic, Prat J.10.0 
 3. Conde, Avila9.5 
 4. Thompson, Aurtene.9.5 
 5. LeDuc, Oviedo CB9.0 
 6. Balmon, Las Rozas9.0 
 7. Koffi, Ourense8.5 
 8. Monroe, Tenerife8.3 
 9. Mbaye, Barca R.8.0 
 10. Gitterer, Gandia8.0 
Assists Per Game
 David ORTEGA
  Oviedo CB
  (199-F/C-84)
  Avg: 6
 1. Ortega, Oviedo CB6.0 
 2. Marzo, Barca R.5.5 
 3. Perez, Barca R.4.5 
 4. Vilanova, Prat J.4.5 
 5. Llorente, Avila4.5 
 6. Fernandez, Ourense4.0 
 7. Guigou, Tenerife3.7 
 8. Zamora, Plasencia3.5 
 9. Carrera, Aurtenec.3.5 
 10. Alvarado, Gandia3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Edward CAGE
  Andorra
  (203-F/C-78)
  Avg: 4
 1. Cage, Andorra4.0 
 2. Ott, Lan M.3.0 
 3. Bassas, Prat J.3.0 
 4. Smith, Coruna3.0 
 5. Robertson, Avila2.5 
 6. Ros, Plasencia2.5 
 7. Uriarte, Aurtenec.2.0 
 8. Arcelus, Aurtenec.2.0 
 9. Marzo, Barca R.2.0 
 10. Thompson, Aurten.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Gerbert MARTI
  Prat J.
  (203-F/C-91)
  Avg: 2
 1. Marti, Prat J.2.0 
 2. Iglesias, Plasencia1.5 
 3. Oha, Gandia Basqu.1.5 
 4. Cruz, Las Rozas1.3 
 5. Johnson, Lan M.1.0 
 6. Pantin, Ourense1.0 
 7. Olaizola, Lan M.1.0 
 8. Arcelus, Aurtenec.1.0 
 9. Brigman, Prat J.1.0 
 10. Cage, Andorra1.0 


Real Madrid outguns Charleroi as a guest - by Eurobasket News
Charleroi - Real Madrid 76-100

Real Madrid shined in Charleroi last night. The Spanish giant drained 100 points in this meeting, what was enough for comfortable victory against the Belgian champion, 76-100. Both teams are placed to Group C of the Euroleague regular season. Real Madrid was much better team in this game, especially in the second half. Felipe Reyes (203-F/C-80) (9 rebs) and Rudy Fernandez (197-G-85) scored 19 points each for the winners. Jaycee Carroll (188-PG-83, agency: Priority Sports) helped his team with 14 points. In Charleroi, Demond Mallet (185-G-78, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: McNeese St.) shined with 27 points. Their second scorer was Tornike Shengelia (207-F-91) with 11 pts (9 rebs). Quarters: 16-23, 21-22, 18-26, 21-29. Real Madrid will host Emporio Armani in the next round. Charleroi goes to Istanbul to meet Anadolu Efes.

Charleroi: Demond Mallet 27, Tornike Shengelia 11+9 boards
Real Madrid: Felipe Reyes 19+9 boards, Rudy Fernandez 19, Jaycee Carroll 14


Regal Barca cruises past Union Olimpija in Ljubljana - by Eurobasket News
Union Olimpija - FCB Regal 64-86

Regal Barca demonstrated its power in Round One of the Euroleague regular season. The reigning Spanish champion handed 64-86 loss to Union Olimpija in Ljubljana. The game was played last night. Both Barca and Olimpija are placed to Group D, together with Montepaschi, Galatasaray, Asseco Prokom and Unics Kazan. Marcelinho Huertas (191-PG-83) paced Barca to victory collecting 17 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists. Pete Mickeal (199-F-78, college: Cincinnati) scored 15 points and Fran Vazquez (209-C-83) followed with 10. Danny Green (198-G/F-87, college: N.Carolina) responded with 17 points in loss. Ratko Varda had 16 pts and Deon Thompson (203-F-88, college: N.Carolina) stopped to 9 pts, plus 6 rebounds. Quarters: 19-24, 11-17, 21-20, 13-25. Regal Barca will host Asseco Prokom in the next round. Union Olimpija will meet Montepaschi in Siena.

Union Olimpija: Danny Green 17, Ratko Varda 16, Deon Thompson 9+6 boards
Regal Barca: Marcelinho Huertas 17+5 boards+8 as, Pete Mickeal 15, Fran Vazquez 10


PAO too much for Unicaja, 98-77 - by Eurobasket News
Panathinaikos - Unicaja 98-77

Panathinaikos started their title defense in style. The Greens handed 98-77 loss to Unicaja for 1-0 record in Group B. Participants of the same pool are also CSKA Moscow, Zalgiris, Zagreb and Brose Baskets. Panathinaikos was much better team in this game, expect of the second quarter which belonged to Unicaja. PAO had seven players with double-digits in scoring. The leading one was Dimitris Diamantidis (196-G-80) with 17 points (7 as). Romain Sato (194-G/F-81, college: Xavier) (6 rebs) had 16, while Kostas Kaimakoglou (206-C/F-83) and Steven Smith (203-F-83, college: La Salle) added 13 pts each. For the guests, Hrvoje Peric (203-F-85) (5 rebs) and Kristaps Valters (190-G-81) delivered 13 points apiece. Nedzad Sinanovic (221-C-83) collected 11 pts and 8 rebs. Quarters: 25-16, 27-33, 25-12, 21-16. In the next round, PAO will meet Zagreb on the road. Unicaja will host Zalgiris, who released coach Ilias Zouros yesterday.

Panathinaikos: Dimitris Diamantidis 17+7 as, Romain Sato 16+6 boards, Kostas Kaimakoglou 13, Steven Smith 13
Unicaja: Hrvoje Peric 13+5 boards, Kristaps Valters 13, Nedzad Sinanovic 11+8 boards


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


Stats Leaders - Basketligan
Points Per Game
 Stephen MCDOWELL
  Solna
  (180-G-85)
  Avg: 23.8
 1. McDowell, Solna23.8 
 2. Zabas, Jamtland23.3 
 3. McKnight, Boras18.8 
 4. Grundberg, Uppsala17.8 
 5. Smith, Sodertalje17.8 
 6. Mbemba, LF Basket17.6 
 7. Krayem, Boras17.5 
 8. Akesson, 0817.0 
 9. Palm, Boras16.8 
 10. Watt, Eco Orebro16.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Hlynur BAERINGSSON
  Sunds.
  (200-F/C-82)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Baeringsson, Sunds.10.8 
 2. Toombs, Eco Orebro10.0 
 3. Ramsey, LF Basket9.2 
 4. Johnson, Uppsala9.0 
 5. Akesson, 088.5 
 6. Ermolinskij, Sunds.8.4 
 7. Palm, Boras8.3 
 8. McKnight, Boras8.3 
 9. Lalugba, Jamtland8.3 
 10. Watt, Eco Orebro7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Rudy MBEMBA
  LF Basket
  (181-G-87)
  Avg: 8.8
 1. Mbemba, LF Basket8.8 
 2. Carter, Uppsala6.2 
 3. Krayem, Boras5.8 
 4. Hellgren, Jamtland5.3 
 5. Chuk, Sodertalje4.0 
 6. Akesson, 084.0 
 7. Pleick, Eco Orebro4.0 
 8. Smith, Sodertalje3.6 
 9. Eriksson, Uppsala3.4 
 10. Mitchell, Norrkop.3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Johnell SMITH
  Sodertalje
  (186-PG-80)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Smith, Sodertalje3.8 
 2. Carter, Uppsala3.6 
 3. Ramsey, LF Basket3.0 
 4. Zabas, Jamtland2.8 
 5. Mbemba, LF Basket2.8 
 6. Mitchell, Norrkopi.2.6 
 7. McDowell, Solna2.4 
 8. Pleick, Eco Orebro2.3 
 9. Johnson, Sundsvall2.2 
 10. Hellgren, Jamtland2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Demond WATT
  Eco Orebro
  (200-F-89)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Watt, Eco Orebro2.3 
 2. Toombs, Eco Orebro2.0 
 3. Ramsey, LF Basket2.0 
 4. Johnson, Uppsala2.0 
 5. Simms, Sodertalje1.6 
 6. Lalugba, Jamtland1.5 
 7. Blom, 081.3 
 8. Gregory, Sundsvall1.2 
 9. Odada, 081.0 
 10. Magnusson, 080.8 


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  TANZANIA   


APR's Indomitable Lions Fall Short in TZ - by Eurobasket News
APR will not take part in next year's Fiba-Africa Club Championship after a disappointing display in the just ended Zone 5 Club Championship in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

The indomitable lions, as they are famously referred to, suffered a heartbreaking 69-68 defeat against Burundi's Urunani in the semi-finals followed by a 79-89 loss against Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) in the third-place playoff.

Owour was quick to blame the Urunani defeat on injuries. 'Injuries to Blaze Nikobahoze (point guard) and Presta Malemba (center) put us on the back foot. They are two of our best players and not having them out there took something out of our game,' the former Kenyan international said.

One positive for Owour however was the spirited display of youngster Igor Mugisha. The 20-year-old was one of the tournament's best players after averaging 15 points per game.

With the Zone 5 tournament out of the way, APR will now focus on reclaiming the league title from Kigali Basketball Club (KBC). The army side is yet to lose a league game this season. KBC finished 6th on debut.

Zone 5 Club Championship

Men's Finals

Urunani (Burundi) 69-65 Cooperative Bank (Kenya)

Third place playoff

APR 79-89 KCB

Women's finals

KPA (Kenya) 57-42 Berco stars (Burundi)

Third place playoff


KCC Leopards (Uganda) 60-52 Jeshi stars (Tz)
Courtesy of: The New Times


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  TUNISIA   


Standings - D1
D1 Standings
 1. ES Sahel 3-0 
 2. Stade Nabeulien 3-0 
 3. CA Bizerte 2-0 
 4. ESG 2-0 
 5. C Africain 2-1 
 6. ES Rades 2-1 
 7. JS Kairouan 1-1 
 8. US Monastir 1-1 
 9. Ezzahra 1-2 
 10. Tunisair 1-2 
 11. AS Hammamet 0-2 
 12. ASC Bizerte 0-2 
 13. C Cheminots 0-3 
 14. JS Manazeh 0-3 


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  TURKEY   


Standings - TB2L
TB2L Standings
 1. Akhisar Bld 2-0 
 2. Genc Telekom 2-0 
 3. Istanbul B.B. 2-0 
 4. Maliye Milli 2-0 
 5. Pamukkale 2-0 
 6. Vestel 2-0 
 7. Final Genclik 2-1 
 8. Optimum TED 1-1 
 9. Darussafaka 1-1 
 10. Baskent Genclik 1-1 
 11. Gaziantep 1-1 
 12. Usak 1-1 
 13. Selcuk Univ. 1-1 
 14. TED Istanbul 1-1 
 15. Balikesir 0-2 
 16. Istanbulspor 0-2 
 17. Orman Genc 0-2 
 18. Pertevniyal 0-2 
 19. Tire Gucu 0-2 
 20. Gelisim 0-3 


TB2L Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Dijuan HARRIS
  Usak
  (175-G-86)
  Avg: 31
 1. Harris, Usak31.0 
 2. Nelson, Akhisar Bld24.5 
 3. Gray, Baskent23.5 
 4. Cevik, Genc T.22.0 
 5. Celebioglu, Pamukk.21.0 
 6. Erulku, Pertevniyal19.0 
 7. Carter, Vestel19.0 
 8. Delic, Genc Telekom18.5 
 9. Barnies, Istanbul.18.5 
 10. Aydemir, Maliye M.18.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Nikolay PASTAL
  Usak
  (202-F-83)
  Avg: 13.5
 1. Pastal, Usak13.5 
 2. Pilgrim, Pamukkale12.0 
 3. Can, Pertevniyal12.0 
 4. Karabulut, Orman G.11.5 
 5. Avci, Genc Telekom10.0 
 6. Gray, Baskent10.0 
 7. Kocamis, Orman G.10.0 
 8. Kolaric, Istanbul.9.5 
 9. Constantine, Orman9.5 
 10. Washington, Gelis.9.3 
Assists Per Game
 Rahim RIZVANOGLU
  Genc T.
  (183-PG-86)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Rizvanoglu, Genc T.7.5 
 2. Demirci, Akhisar B.7.5 
 3. Eris, Istanbul B.B.7.0 
 4. Celebioglu, Pamukk.6.0 
 5. Kocamis, Orman G.6.0 
 6. Ilter, Final Gencl.6.0 
 7. Yolcu, Baskent5.5 
 8. Topcu, Vestel5.0 
 9. Ozdemir, Vestel4.5 
 10. Turel, Optimum TED4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Matthew PILGRIM
  Pamukkale
  (203-F-87)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Pilgrim, Pamukkale5.5 
 2. Harris, Usak3.0 
 3. Rizvanoglu, Genc T.3.0 
 4. Okkali, Final Genc.3.0 
 5. Yavuz, Vestel3.0 
 6. Mentese, Gelisim2.3 
 7. Hacioglu, Istanbul.2.0 
 8. Kan, Istanbulspor2.0 
 9. Nelson, Akhisar Bld2.0 
 10. Cosar, Pertevniyal2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Azizcan OZDEMIR
  Vestel
  (201-F-88)
  Avg: 2
 1. Ozdemir, Vestel2.0 
 2. Washington, Gelisim1.7 
 3. Johnson, Maliye Mi.1.5 
 4. Boswell, Tire Gucu1.5 
 5. Turetken, Selcuk U.1.5 
 6. Davis, TED Istanb.1.5 
 7. Kolaric, Istanbul.1.0 
 8. Pilgrim, Pamukkale1.0 
 9. Yildirim, Tire Gucu1.0 
 10. Ozdemir, Vestel1.0 


Olin Edirne and Ivan Lilov part ways - by Eurobasket News
Ivan Lilov is no longer a member of Olin Edrine. Two sides terminated their deal yesterday. Lilov joined Olin Edrine few months ago. He appeared just in one TBL game scoring 2 points against Galatasaray. Ivan Lilov spent last season with Rilski Sportist Samokov. He had 20.1 ppg, 4.7 rpg and 3.4 apg for 35 games in Bulgarian league. Lilov also added 20 ppg, 5.8 rpg and 3.8 apg for 12 games in BIBL. He ended as the second scorer in both competitions. In 2009/10, Lilov played for Balkan and before that he spent one year with Rilski. Lilov played for Lukoil Akademik in the past. He helped Bulgarian NT in Qualifications to European Championships 2011.

Anadolu Efes victorious in Belgrade - by Eurobasket News
Partizan - Anadolu Efes 73-84

Anadolu Efes did a great job in Round One of the Euroleague regular season. They managed to beat Partizan in Belgrade 73-84 for 1-0 record in Group C. Efes overcame a strong basketball atmosphere at Pionir Arena to register its first road win. Dusko Savanovic (204-F/C-83, agency: Beo Basket) was the leading player in victory with valuation 21. He scored 17 points for 15 minutes on the court. Tarence Kinsey (200-G-84, college: S.Carolina) had 18 pts and Sasha Vujacic (200-G-84) added 14 pts for his team. In Partizan, Nikola Pekovic (210-C-86, agency: Beo Basket) collected 21 points and 6 rebounds (valuation 29). Milan Macvan (206-C-89, agency: INVICTUS Sports Group) had 14 pts and 7 boards, while Dragan Milosavljevic (198-G-89) stopped to 10 pts. Anadolu Efes exploded after the breather to secure the victory in this meeting. Quarters: 28-27, 17-21, 6-20, 22-16. Efes waits Charleroi in the next round. Partizan goes to Tel-Aviv.

Partizan: Nikola Pekovic 21+6 boards, Milan Macvan 14+7 boards, Dragan Milosavljevic 10
Anadolu Efes: Tarence Kinsey 18, Dusko Savanovic 17, Sasha Vujacic 14


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  UKRAINE   


Superleague Round 5: Leader Azovmash loses to Khimik - by Eurobasket News
The round was rather attractive and full of interesting results. The round ended with loss of the undefeated team, extra overtimes, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

Undefeated Azovmash (4-1) recorded its first loss in Yuzhny on Thursday night. Visitors were defeated by sixth ranked Khimik (4-2) 86-70. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Azovmash. The game was mostly controlled by Khimik. Azovmash managed to win third quarter 21-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 19-of-22 free shots (86.4 percent) during the game. Khimik looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The best player for the winners was American forward Reyshawn Terry (203-84, college: N.Carolina) who had a double-double by scoring 20 points and 11 rebounds. His fellow American import power forward Aaron McGhee (203-79, college: Oklahoma) chipped in 21 points. The former international center Oleksiy Pecherov (213-85) produced 11 points and 8 rebounds for the guests. Azovmash's coach Aco Petrovic rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Khimik moved-up to fifth place, which they share with BC Kyiv. Azovmash at the other side dropped to the third position with one game lost. They share it with Ferro-ZNTU. Khimik is looking forward to face league's second-placed Budivelnyk in Kyiv in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Azovmash will have a break next round.

In the last two games of round 5 winless Kryvbasbasket was defeated by Halychyna in Lviv 85-84. Budivelnyk beat Cherkasy at home 81-75. Cherkasy lost to BC Kyiv on the opponent's court 88-97. Khimik unfortunately lost to BC Kyiv in a home game 63-76. Azovmash managed to beat BC Odessa on the road 90-76.
The best stats of 5th round was 21 points and 11 rebounds by Shawn King of BC Odessa.



Hoverla - DniproAzot 82-80 OT

Hoverla used an overtime to tame DniproAzot for the sixth win in the season. The victory propelled the Ivano-Frankivsk team on top of the Superleague standings. Marcus Walker stepped up with 17 points to pace the hosts. Dante Swanson also nailed 17 points, while Eric Coleman contributed 13 points for the winning side. DniproAzot suffered another overtime loss despite 21 points from Maxim Balashov.
Top scorers:
DniproAzot: M.Balashov 21+5reb+3ast, G.Sirutavicius 10+2reb+1ast, S.Pringle 10+3reb+3ast, S.Sokur 10+3reb+1ast, V.Gurtovoy 8+7reb+2ast, D.Lowhorn 8+3reb
Hoverla: M.Walker 17+1reb+1ast, D.Swanson 17+4reb+4ast, K.Tiggs 13+9reb+2ast, E.Coleman 13+6reb+2ast, Y.Lemyk 12+5reb+2ast, B.Greene 4+4reb+3ast
gschID: 149033


Halychyna - Kryvbasbasket 85-84

There was no surprise in Lviv where bottom-ranked Kryvbasbasket (0-4) was edged by twelfth ranked Halychyna (2-5) 85-84 on Friday. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 21-11. But Kryvbasbasket won second period 25-24. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Kryvbasbasket was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American guard Lans Harris (195-83, college: Kansas St.) who scored 28 points. Croatian point guard Vedran Morovic (184-83, college: Olney Central CC, agency: Beo Basket) chipped in 20 points and 9 assists. Forward Igor Krivtsov (201-86) produced 19 points and 7 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and American guard Alvin Snow (188-81, college: E.Washington) added 18 points and 5 assists respectively for the guests. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Halychyna moved-up to tenth place. Loser Kryvbasbasket still closes the standings with four games lost. Halychyna will face DniproAzot (#12) in Dniprodzerzhynsk in the next round. Kryvbasbasket will play on the road against the league's leader Hoverla and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
Kryvbasbasket: I.Krivtsov 19+7reb, A.Snow 18+1reb+5ast, M.Crenshaw 15+2reb+5ast, B.Davis 9+13reb+1ast, V.Orlenko 6+3reb, V.Kondratovets 5+4reb+2ast
Halychyna: L.Harris 28+4reb+1ast, V.Morovic 20+4reb+9ast, N.Zivcevic 15+1reb+2ast, P.Revzin 7+2reb+1ast, Y.Zubrytskyi 4+7reb+2ast, G.Odufuwa 4+4reb
gschID: 149034


Budivelnyk - Cherkasy 81-75

No shocking result in a game in Kyiv where leader Budivelnyk (4-0) defeated 10th ranked Cherkasy (1-4) 81-75 on Wednesday. However just six-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. The hosts trailed by 5 points at the halftime before their 49-38 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. The best player for the winners was American point guard Jack McClinton (185-85, college: Miami, FL) who scored 18 points. International forward Andriy Agafonov (207-86, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 15 points and 8 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). Budivelnyk's coach Zvezdan Mitrovic used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. FYR Macedonian guard Vojdan Stojanovski (193-87) produced 18 points and 7 rebounds and guard Alexandr Nerush (192-83) added 17 points and 4 assists respectively for the guests. Budivelnyk have a solid series of four victories in a row. Defending champion moved-up to second place. Loser Cherkasy dropped to the eleventh position with four games lost. Budivelnyk will face Khimik (#6) in Yuzhny in the next round.
Top scorers:
Cherkasy: V.Stojanovski 18+7reb+2ast, A.Nerush 17+2reb+4ast, I.Timermanis 10+3reb+1ast, M.Almond 9+3reb, R.Wright 6+7reb+1ast, M.Pupovic 6+8reb+1ast
Budivelnyk: J.McClinton 18+4reb+2ast, A.Agafonov 15+8reb, R.Alijevas 13+3reb+1ast, D.Zabirchenko 8+2reb+1ast, Z.Morley 8+5reb+3ast, A.Malysh 7+3reb+1ast
gschID: 149030


Khimik - Azovmash 86-70

Undefeated Azovmash (4-1) recorded its first loss in Yuzhny on Thursday night. Visitors were defeated by sixth ranked Khimik (4-2) 86-70. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Azovmash. The game was mostly controlled by Khimik. Azovmash managed to win third quarter 21-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 19-of-22 free shots (86.4 percent) during the game. Khimik looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The best player for the winners was American forward Reyshawn Terry (203-84, college: N.Carolina) who had a double-double by scoring 20 points and 11 rebounds. His fellow American import power forward Aaron McGhee (203-79, college: Oklahoma) chipped in 21 points. The former international center Oleksiy Pecherov (213-85) produced 11 points and 8 rebounds and Montenegrin-Serbian center Vladimir Golubovic (213-86) added 14 points and 6 rebounds respectively for the guests. Four Khimik and five Azovmash players scored in double figures. Azovmash's coach Aco Petrovic rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Khimik moved-up to fifth place, which they share with BC Kyiv. Azovmash at the other side dropped to the third position with one game lost. They share it with Ferro-ZNTU. Khimik is looking forward to face league's second-placed Budivelnyk in Kyiv in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Azovmash will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Azovmash: V.Golubovic 14+6reb, R.Minard 13+3reb+3ast, R.Rancik 12+5reb+2ast, O.Pecherov 11+8reb+2ast, D.Ewing 10+1ast, D.Ivanov 7+2reb
Khimik: A.McGhee 21+4reb+1ast, R.Terry 20+11reb+3ast, D.Ikovlev 15+3reb+2ast, D.Mitchell 10+2reb+5ast, S.Vasiljevic 8+1reb+5ast, O.Prokopenko 5+3reb+1ast
gschID: 149031


BC Kyiv - Cherkasy 97-88

Very expected game when 10th ranked Cherkasy (1-4) was defeated on the road by fifth ranked BC Kyiv (4-2) 97-88 on Friday. Cherkasy trailed by 12 points after 3 quarters before a 25-22 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 88-97 at the end of the game. BC Kyiv made 25-of-32 free shots (78.1 percent) during the game. Cherkasy was plagued by 32 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American guard Derrick Zimmerman (190-81, college: Mississippi St.) who scored 18 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists. Ruslan Otverchenko (195-90) chipped in 28 points. BC Kyiv's coach Vitaliy Cherniy used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. FYR Macedonian guard Vojdan Stojanovski (193-87) produced 25 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) and Latvian forward Ivars Timermanis (203-82, agency: Alti Sport) added 15 points and 7 rebounds respectively for the guests. Five Cherkasy players scored in double figures. BC Kyiv maintains fifth place with 4-2 record, which they share with Khimik. Loser Cherkasy dropped to the eleventh position with four games lost. BC Kyiv will face BC Donetsk (#7) on the road in the next round.
Top scorers:
Cherkasy: V.Stojanovski 25+7reb+6ast, I.Timermanis 15+7reb+2ast, M.Almond 12+5reb+4ast, V.Bliznyuk 12+6reb+1ast, A.Nerush 10+3reb, M.Pupovic 9+2reb
BC Kyiv: R.Otverchenko 28+1reb, D.Zimmerman 18+5reb+9ast, A.Shvets 17+9reb, V.Goodridge 8+5reb, V.Podolyan 7+1reb, G.Ervin 7+7reb+8ast
gschID: 149032


Khimik - BC Kyiv 63-76

The game between closely ranked teams ended with fifth ranked BC Kyiv's (4-2) road victory over 6th ranked Khimik (4-2) 76-63 on Tuesday. The game without a history. BC Kyiv led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 17-of-21 free shots (81.0 percent) during the game. BC Kyiv outrebounded Khimik 41-27 including 30 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was American guard Derrick Zimmerman (190-81, college: Mississippi St.) who scored 11 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists. His fellow American import forward Vernon Goodridge (206-84, college: La Salle) chipped in 16 points and 8 rebounds. Goodridge is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Four BC Kyiv players scored in double figures. American point guard Darrel Mitchell (181-84, college: LSU, agency: Beo Basket) produced 15 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists and center Artem Pustovyi (216-92, agency: Beo Basket) added 10 points and 6 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Khimik's coach Darko Russo tested ten players in this game, but that didn't help. BC Kyiv maintains fifth place with 4-2 record, which they share with defeated Khimik. BC Kyiv will face BC Donetsk (#7) on the road in the next round. Khimik will play against the league's second-placed Budivelnyk in Kyiv.
Top scorers:
Khimik: D.Mitchell 15+7reb+8ast, A.Pustovyi 10+6reb, A.McGhee 8+3reb, R.Terry 8+6reb+2ast, S.Vasiljevic 6+2ast, O.Prokopenko 6+1reb
BC Kyiv: R.Otverchenko 18+5reb+1ast, V.Goodridge 16+8reb+2ast, G.Ervin 13+2reb+3ast, D.Zimmerman 11+9reb+9ast, V.Podolyan 9+6reb, A.Shvets 5+6reb+1ast
gschID: 149028


BC Odessa - Azovmash 76-90

Not a big story in a game when 6th ranked BC Odessa (2-3) was defeated at home by second ranked Azovmash (4-1) 90-76 on Tuesday. The guests trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 3-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 90-76. Azovmash made 19-of-20 free shots (95.0 percent) during the game. Strangely BC Odessa outrebounded Azovmash 37-25 including 24 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was American guard Daniel Ewing (191-83, college: Duke, agency: Alti Sport) who scored 23 points and 4 assists. His fellow American import swingman Ricky Minard (196-82, college: Morehead St.) chipped in 17 points and 5 assists. Azovmash's coach Aco Petrovic used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American-Bulgarian point guard Willie Deane (188-80, college: Purdue, agency: Higher Vision Sports) produced a double-double by scoring 21 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists and Vincentian center Shawn King (208-82, college: ORU) added 21 points and 11 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Azovmash have a solid series of four victories in a row. Despite that victory Azovmash went down to third position due to points difference, which they share with Ferro-ZNTU. Loser BC Odessa dropped to the eighth place with three games lost. Azovmash will have a break next round. BC Odessa will play at home against the league's second-placed Budivelnyk (#2) in Kyiv.
Top scorers:
BC Odessa: W.Deane 21+10reb+7ast, S.King 21+11reb+3ast, J.Love 14+5reb+2ast, D.Korshuk 14+5reb+4ast, R.Kryvych 3+1reb+2ast, S.Balashov 3+3reb
Azovmash: D.Ewing 23+1reb+4ast, O.Pecherov 17+6reb, R.Minard 17+3reb+5ast, H.Rizvic 14+4reb+1ast, R.Rancik 6+7reb+1ast, O.Kolchenko 5+2reb+1ast
gschID: 149029




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


Cherkasy are set to part ways with Morris Almond - by Eurobasket News
Cherkasy will split ways with Morris Almond (198-F-85, college: Rice). The forward did not satisfy the coaching staff of the Ukrainian team and would be released. Morris Almond appeared in five Superleague games. His stats read 10.6 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists per appearance. The forward previously played in Italy, D-League and NBA.

Stats Leaders - Men
Points Per Game
 Rodney GREEN
  Mykolaiv
  (195-F/G-88)
  Avg: 23
 1. Green, Mykolaiv23.0 
 2. Stojanovski, Cherk.19.4 
 3. Deane, BC Odessa18.2 
 4. Lee, BC Donetsk17.8 
 5. King, BC Odessa17.6 
 6. Burtt, Dnipro17.3 
 7. Guinn, Fe.17.0 
 8. Harris, Halychyna16.6 
 9. Coleman, Hoverla16.3 
 10. McGhee, Khimik16.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Bryan DAVIS
  Kryvbasb.
  (206-F-86)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Davis, Kryvbasb.10.8 
 2. Davis, Fe.10.8 
 3. King, BC Odessa10.4 
 4. Korniyenko, Dnipro10.0 
 5. Hunter, Mykolaiv9.2 
 6. Fraser, DniproAzot9.0 
 7. Chappell, Fe.8.4 
 8. Morley, Budivelnyk8.3 
 9. Agafonov, Budiv.8.0 
 10. Radenovic, BC Do.7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Derrick ZIMMERMAN
  BC Kyiv
  (190-G-81)
  Avg: 7
 1. Zimmerman, BC Kyiv7.0 
 2. Mitchell, Khimik6.0 
 3. Burtt, Dnipro5.7 
 4. Deane, BC Odessa5.0 
 5. Butskyy, Fe.5.0 
 6. Morovic, Halychyna4.9 
 7. Vaughn, Mykolaiv4.6 
 8. Swanson, Hoverla4.6 
 9. Ervin, BC Kyiv4.5 
 10. Rybalko, Fe.4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin TIGGS
  Hoverla
  (196-G/F-84)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Tiggs, Hoverla2.6 
 2. Crenshaw, Kryvbasb.2.5 
 3. Snow, Kryvbasb.2.5 
 4. Curry, BC Donetsk2.5 
 5. Low, Dnipro2.3 
 6. Miletic, Khimik2.2 
 7. Ewing, Azovmash2.0 
 8. Chappell, Fe.1.8 
 9. Walker, Hoverla1.7 
 10. Mitchell, Khimik1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Daniel MCCLINTOCK
  Mykolaiv
  (212-C-77)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. McClintock, Mykola.3.6 
 2. King, BC Odessa3.2 
 3. Korniyenko, Dnipro3.0 
 4. Agafonov, Budiv.2.0 
 5. Gorbenko, Dnipr.1.7 
 6. Coleman, Hoverla1.6 
 7. Davis, Kryvbasb.1.5 
 8. Wallace, Halychyna1.4 
 9. Gurtovoy, Dnipr.1.4 
 10. Goodridge, BC Kyiv1.3 


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  UNITED KINGDOM   


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


BBL Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Stefan GILL
  MK Lions
  (173-G-83)
  Avg: 26
 1. Gill, MK Lions26.0 
 2. Teel, Leopards24.0 
 3. Krubally, Leopards24.0 
 4. Sullivan, Leiceste.23.0 
 5. Bolds, MK Lions20.0 
 6. Bucci, Durham W.20.0 
 7. Northern, MK Lions19.0 
 8. Harrison, Glasgow18.8 
 9. Dobbins, Sheffield18.5 
 10. Williams, Plymout.18.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Daniel NORTHERN
  MK Lions
  (206-F/C-85)
  Avg: 17
 1. Northern, MK Lions17.0 
 2. Krubally, Leopards17.0 
 3. Dobbins, Sheffield12.8 
 4. Schneck, Cheshire.11.7 
 5. Tuck, Sheffield S.10.8 
 6. Sullivan, Leiceste.9.5 
 7. Hardy, Leicester R.9.3 
 8. Thomson, Newcastl.9.0 
 9. Gordon, Worceste.8.7 
 10. Wells, Leopards8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Vernon TEEL
  Leopards
  (193-G-87)
  Avg: 6
 1. Teel, Leopards6.0 
 2. Gill, MK Lions6.0 
 3. Bucci, Durham W.5.0 
 4. Green, Glasgow4.8 
 5. Rundles, Leiceste.4.3 
 6. Bolds, MK Lions4.0 
 7. Brown, Cheshire.4.0 
 8. Flournoy, Newcastl.3.8 
 9. Douse, Mersey T.3.7 
 10. Bailey, Mersey Ti.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Charles SMITH
  Newcastl.
  (198-F-75)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Smith, Newcastl.3.5 
 2. Teel, Leopards3.0 
 3. Bolds, MK Lions3.0 
 4. Bucci, Durham W.2.5 
 5. Gause, Newcastl.2.4 
 6. McLemore, Guildf.2.0 
 7. Holmes, Leiceste.2.0 
 8. Green, Glasgow2.0 
 9. Sturt, MK Lions2.0 
 10. Brown, Cheshire.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Bill COLE
  Cheshire Jets
  (205-F-89)
  Avg: 2
 1. Cole, Cheshire Jets2.0 
 2. Holmes, Leiceste.2.0 
 3. Royster, Leiceste.2.0 
 4. Dobbins, Sheffield1.3 
 5. Madourie, Newcastl.1.0 
 6. Sullivan, Leiceste.1.0 
 7. Sturt, MK Lions1.0 
 8. Opoku, Guildfor.1.0 
 9. Krubally, Leopards1.0 
 10. Youngblood, Leice.1.0 


James Ready To Lockdown Rocks' Dangerman Harrison - by Paul Nilsen
Worcester Wolves coach Paul James is determined to shackle EJ Harrison (186-PG-76, college: Connecticut).

The play-caller has identified locking down the in-form guard as being the main route to success when his team faces Glasgow Rocks at Kelvin Hall tonight.

James takes his players into their first BBL Championship game of the season on a real high having racked up a big win in the BBL Trophy last Sunday at UCP Marjon Plymouth Raiders. Although their hosts will also be full of confidence after they wrapped up a win double last weekend against Durham Wildcats and Newcastle Eagles.

EJ (Harrison) is definitely the key man for the Glasgow Rocks. claimed James.

Everything goes through him and he makes them tick. If he plays well it normally results in a positive outcome for the Rocks.

He added, Mychal Green also looks to have found his BBL feet very quickly and has been putting up some good numbers for Glasgow too.

Meanwhile Sterling Davis and his team will not only get the chance to tip-off their league campaign with a precious first win, they could find themselves sat proudly with an early 2-0 record if they can follow up a success against Worcester with another home league win against Prestige Homes MK Lions on Sunday night.

The two teams to beat in the race for the BBL Championship crown this year could well be One Health Sharks Sheffield and Newcastle Eagles who are both amongst the favourites to land the most prestigious piece of silverware.

The pair match-up for the first time this season with Fab Flournoy and his team due to step out in the Steel City this evening looking to bounce back from a first loss of the campaign last weekend.

Its a feeling they will want to inflict on Sharks who are still to be beaten this season and the Eagles will have to try and stop Justin Dobbins inside. Both Andy Thomson and Darius Defoe will have a big role to play in trying to nullify Dobbins who has made the BBL Team Of The Week for each of the first three weeks of the new campaign.

Two clubs desperate to register a first win are Cheshire Jets and Guildford Heat. The pair will have another opportunity to get off the mark this weekend with each involved in BBL Trophy action.

Jets will make the short trip to neighbours Mersey Tigers while Guildford Heat head to the Pavilions to face UCP Marjon Plymouth Raiders.



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  URUGUAY   


Standings - LUB
LUB Standings
Capital
 1. Hebraica 6-0 
 2. Defensor 5-2 
 3. Malvin 4-0 
 4. Aguada 4-2 
 5. Welcome 4-3 
 6. Trouville 4-3 
 7. Olimpia 4-3 
 8. Guruyu Waston 4-3 
 9. Bigua 3-3 
 10. Un.Atletica 3-4 
 11. Montevideo 3-4 
 12. Bohemios 3-4 
 13. Sayago 2-4 
 14. Cordon 2-5 
 15. Larre Borges 1-6 
 16. Cader 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: 27.1
 1. Johnson, Olimpia27.1 
 2. Humphrey, Bigua25.0 
 3. Herring, Bohemios24.7 
 4. Crews, Cader24.2 
 5. Moore, Montevideo24.0 
 6. Nelson, Welcome21.7 
 7. Garcia Moral., Big.21.5 
 8. Silveira, Defensor20.3 
 9. Palacios, Cordon20.2 
 10. Haller, Montevideo20.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jamaal DOUGLAS
  Bohemios
  (201-F-85)
  Avg: 21.6
 1. Douglas, Bohemios21.6 
 2. Polk, Montevideo11.7 
 3. Johnson, Olimpia11.3 
 4. Jackson, Defensor11.3 
 5. Humphrey, Bigua11.0 
 6. Kanis, Trouville10.6 
 7. Morales, Aguada10.2 
 8. Haller, Montevideo9.9 
 9. Martin, Guruyu W.9.9 
 10. Jones, Aguada9.8 
Assists Per Game
 Gustavo BARRERA
  Hebraica
  (194-G-85)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Barrera, Hebraica8.7 
 2. Fitipaldo, Malvin7.0 
 3. Gonzalez, Aguada6.5 
 4. Jeffries, Malvin5.5 
 5. Martinez, Malvin5.3 
 6. Muro, Aguada5.0 
 7. de Gouveia, Monte.5.0 
 8. Cambon, Bigua5.0 
 9. Trasante, Olimpia4.4 
 10. Acosta, Welcome4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Mathias CALFANI
  Bigua
  (202-C-92)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Calfani, Bigua3.5 
 2. Barrera, Hebraica3.3 
 3. Moore, Montevideo3.0 
 4. Jeffries, Malvin2.8 
 5. Garcia Moral., Big.2.8 
 6. Tornaria, Trouville2.7 
 7. Shellman, Sayago2.7 
 8. Aguilera, Trouville2.6 
 9. Silvarrey, Sayago2.5 
 10. Giano, Cordon2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Otis POLK
  Montevideo
  (206-C-88)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Polk, Montevideo2.6 
 2. Crews, Cader2.2 
 3. Smith, Malvin2.0 
 4. Herring, Bohemios2.0 
 5. Rutty, Aguada2.0 
 6. Douglas, Bohemios1.9 
 7. Newsome, Malvin1.7 
 8. Shellman, Sayago1.7 
 9. Calfani, Bigua1.5 
 10. Kanis, Trouville1.3 


Keenan leads Larre Borges to its first win - by Hector Lopez
Larre Borges won its first game after defeating Aguada 95-90, with 26 points and 13 rebounds by Justin Keenan (201-F/C-88, college: Ferris St.), while Leandro Taboada (180-PG-86) added other 25 points and 4 assists. For Also for Larre Kristian Clarkson (202-F-84, agency: TSS Management, college: Widener) scored 18 points and took 6 rebounds. For Aguada, Justin Rutty netted 17 with 6 rebounds and 3 blocks, Steffphon Pettigrew (195-F, college: W.Kentucky) scored 21 points with 7 rebounds and 1 block, and Brian Craig (206-C-79, college: Miles) added 1 point with 3 rebounds. Welcome crushed Cordon 95-69, also for the LUB 7th round. Jimmy Boston (201-F-77, college: N.C.Central) netted 16 points and took 7 rebounds, and Kevin Nelson (192-G-84, college: Park) adedd 15 points and 3 assists. For Cordon, Tommie Eddie (201-F/C-82, college: Mississippi) scored 15 points with 5 rebounds and Keving Palacios (203-F/C-84, college: S.Carolina) scored 6 points.

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  VTB UNITED LEAGUE   


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




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Women News

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  ARGENTINA - Women  


Argentinian National Team 2011 - by Eurobasket
Starting five
#s#
Ornella Santana
Santana
Paula Reggiardo
Reggiardo
Marina Cava
Cava
Agostina Burani
Burani
Melisa Gretter
Gretter
#e#5
4 Nadia Flores 174-G-90 Lanus Argentina
5 Ornella Santana 184-F/C-90 Velez S. Argentina
6 Paula Reggiardo 175-F-84 Eivissa Spain
7 Diana Cabrera 187-C-93 Union Florida Argentina
8 Natacha Perez 179-G-91 Petroleros Argentina
9 Marina Cava 168-G-85 Velez S. Argentina
10 Agostina Burani 189-F/C-91 Lanus Argentina
11 Melisa Gretter 167-PG-93 Union Florida Argentina
12 Sandra Pavon 175-F-85 Velez S. Argentina
13 Melani Soriani 180-F/C-87 Lanus Argentina
14 Rocio Rojas 168-G-91 Capital Argentina
15 Melisa Pavicich 182-F-91 Lanus Argentina

Roberto Santin Head Coach


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  AUSTRALIA - Women  


Kirby's welcome return - by Eurobasket News
Kirby Dalgleish (179-G/F-87) has worn the pain, now she wants to taste the game.

Back for the Townsville Fire after a 12-month lay-off due to injury, Dalgleish is being hailed by coach Chris Lucas as a star-in-waiting as she makes her much anticipated comeback against the Canberra Capitals tonight.

Just over one year has passed since Dalgleish sustained a freak ACL tear during a routine training session which sidelined the talented guard for all but one game of the 2010/11 WNBL season.

A long and frustrating road to recovery lay ahead for the 24-year-old and plenty of ups and downs were encountered along the way, but all that disappointment will be left on the sideline tonight as Dalgleish takes to the court at Townsville RSL Stadium.

'It's just a big breath of fresh air for me, I'm really relieved,' Dalgleish said.

'I know it's going to be a lifetime of rehab for me now and maintaining that strength and range of ability.

'I didn't want to come back too early. 'I was really cautious of it and I wanted to make sure I was confident and ready.

'But just being named for a home game and suiting up is exciting. It just reminds me that I'm getting closer to being fully fit so obviously it is exciting,' she said.

Lucas yesterday announced that Dalgleish would be included in his line-up for tonight's clash against the Capitals, but the respected mentor does not expect his prized player to move heaven and earth.

'It's just small steps for her and making her feel part of the group,' Lucas said.

'She wanted this to be her comeback game but she is still a long way off where she wants to be with her body, the ACL and her confidence.

'But she wants to be part of the group so we are going to select her and bring her into the game.'

Dalgleish is a former Queensland under-20 captain and in 2009 she was named the QBL's Most Valuable Player.

Versatility is the hallmark of her game and her services were missed by the Fire, whose entire playing roster had to step up in her absence.

The Fire went on to narrowly miss last season's finals and off-field dramas were never far away from the club, yet with three wins under their belts from as many games Dalgleish believes a bright season is in store - starting with a top-shelf performance against the Capitals.

Last season's grand finalists suffered a 72-60 defeat to the Fire last weekend and are yet to win a game from three starts.

'Now we have home-court advantage and probably a bit more confidence going into the game knowing that we've done it already,' Dalgleish said.

Tip-off is at 7.30pm. The game is expected to be a sell-out with 1700 seats already sold at the 2000-capacity stadium.
Courtesy of: QBL




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


Stats Leaders - WNBL
Points Per Game
 Suzy BATKOVIC-BROWN
  Adelaide
  (193-C-80)
  Avg: 24.5
 1. Batkovic-B., Adela.24.5 
 2. Batkovic-B., Adela.23.7 
 3. Denson, Sydney UF21.0 
 4. Denson, Sydney UF19.8 
 5. Madgen, Bendigo S.18.3 
 6. Richards, Bendi.18.3 
 7. Snell, Sydney UF17.5 
 8. Bishop, Adelaide17.0 
 9. Dowdell, Townsvil.16.5 
 10. Snell, Sydney UF15.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Suzy BATKOVIC-BROWN
  Adelaide
  (193-C-80)
  Avg: 14
 1. Batkovic-B., Adela.14.0 
 2. Francis, Logan T.12.0 
 3. Tolo, Canberra C.12.0 
 4. Batkovic-B., Adela.11.7 
 5. Tolo, Canberra C.10.8 
 6. Francis, Logan T.10.0 
 7. Thompson, AIS9.3 
 8. Dowdell, Townsvil.8.3 
 9. Richards, Bendi.8.3 
 10. Bishop, Adelaide8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Belinda SNELL
  Sydney UF
  (181-F-81)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Snell, Sydney UF8.7 
 2. Snell, Sydney UF7.8 
 3. Macleod, Dandenon.7.5 
 4. Poto, Sydney UF7.0 
 5. Poto, Sydney UF6.8 
 6. Marino, Adelaide6.5 
 7. Marino, Adelaide6.0 
 8. Cole, AIS6.0 
 9. Veal, Logan T.4.7 
 10. Harrower, Bendi.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Belinda SNELL
  Sydney UF
  (181-F-81)
  Avg: 3
 1. Snell, Sydney UF3.0 
 2. Batkovic-B., Adela.3.0 
 3. Dowdell, Townsvil.2.5 
 4. Minear, Adelaide2.5 
 5. Foley, Townsville2.5 
 6. Snell, Sydney UF2.3 
 7. Poto, Sydney UF2.3 
 8. Dowdell, Townsvil.2.3 
 9. Cole, AIS2.0 
 10. Denson, Sydney UF2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Marianna TOLO
  Canberra C.
  (196-C-89)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Tolo, Canberra C.3.8 
 2. Tolo, Canberra C.3.5 
 3. Cambage, Bulle.3.0 
 4. Martin, Waves2.0 
 5. Lewis, Canberra C.2.0 
 6. Snell, Sydney UF2.0 
 7. Snell, Sydney UF1.5 
 8. Frieson, Townsvil.1.0 
 9. Francis, Logan T.1.0 
 10. Dowdell, Townsvil.1.0 


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  BRAZIL - Women  


Brazilian National Team 2011 - by Eurobasket
Starting five
#s#
Barbara Generoso
Generoso
Tassia Carcavalli
Carcavalli
Izabela De Andrade
De Andrade
Iziane Castro Marques
Castro Marques
Silvia Gustavo
Gustavo
#e#5
4 Barbara Generoso 181-G-85 Americana Brazil
5 Palmira Marcal 177-G-84 Acucar Brazil
6 Tassia Carcavalli 179-F-92 Americana Brazil
7 Izabela De Andrade 182-F-86 Sao Caetano Brazil
8 Iziane Castro Marques 183-G/F-82 Atlanta D. USA
9 Jacqueline Silvestre 178-F-86 Sao Caetano Brazil
10 Silvia Gustavo 186-F-82 Acucar Brazil
11 Gilmara Justino 185-C-81 Sao Caetano Brazil
12 Damiris Dantas 192-C-92 Real C.Vigo Spain
13 Carina Felippus 184-C-79 Americana Brazil
14 Erika De Souza 197-C-82 Atlanta D. USA
15 Clarissa Dos Santos 186-C-88 Acucar Brazil

Enio Vecchi Head Coach Vitoria Brazil
Urubatan Paccini Assistant Ourinhos Brazil


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  CANADA - Women  


Canadian National Team 2011 - by Eurobasket
Starting five
#s#
Isidora Purkovic
Purkovic
Justine Colley
Colley
Alisha Tatham
Tatham
Megan Pinske
Pinske
Lindsay Ledingham
Ledingham
#e#5
4 Jillian Humbert 170-G-88 Saskatchewan Canada
5 Isidora Purkovic 180-G/F-93 High School Canada
6 Kellie Ring 178-G-92 High School Canada
7 Justine Colley 175-G-91 St.Mary's Canada
8 Alisha Tatham 180-G-86 Point Chaud Belgium
9 Paige Crozon 186-F-94 High School Canada
10 Taijah Campbell 188-F-94
11 Megan Pinske 176-G-88 W.Washington
12 Emma Wolfram 193-C-95
13 Raelyn Prince 191-F-88 Windsor Canada
14 Lindsay Ledingham 183-G/F-90 Regina Canada
15 Alexandria Kiss-Rusk 193-C/F-93

Allison McNeill Head Coach
Dani Sinclair Assistant Victoria Canada


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  ESTONIA - Women  


Standings - Women
Meistriliiga Standings
 1. Eclex Tallinn 1-0 
 2. Audentes SG/N. 0-0 
 3. KK Tallina U. 0-0 
 4. Tartu Ulikooli 0-1 


Meisterliga Stst Leaders
Points Per Game
 Kerttu JALLAI
  Eclex Tallinn
  (180-F-90)
  Avg: 20
 1. Jallai, Eclex Tall.20.0 
 2. Rosenfeldt, Tartu16.0 
 3. Kosk, Eclex Tallinn16.0 
 4. Metsalu, Eclex T.14.0 
 5. Arniste, Tartu U.12.0 
 6. Haas, Eclex Tallinn11.0 
 7. Piibur, Eclex Tall.10.0 
 8. Teppo, Tartu Uliko.10.0 
 9. Kostla, Eclex Tall.9.0 
 10. Ptitsona, Eclex T.7.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kerttu JALLAI
  Eclex Tallinn
  (180-F-90)
  Avg: 19
 1. Jallai, Eclex Tall.19.0 
 2. Arniste, Tartu U.8.0 
 3. Rosenfeldt, Tartu7.0 
 4. Teppo, Tartu Uliko.7.0 
 5. Kostla, Eclex Tall.4.0 
 6. Mitt, Tartu Ulikoo.3.0 
 7. Koster, Eclex Tall.2.5 
 8. Piibur, Eclex Tall.2.0 
 9. Tomson, Tartu U.2.0 
 10. Maaring, Eclex T.2.0 
Assists Per Game
 Kerli HAAS
  Eclex Tallinn
  (180-G/F-90)
  Avg: 4
 1. Haas, Eclex Tallinn4.0 
 2. Rosenfeldt, Tartu3.0 
 3. Ruutli, Tartu U.2.0 
 4. Jallai, Eclex Tall.2.0 
 5. Tein, Tartu Ulikoo.1.0 
 6. Pilv, Tartu Ulikoo.1.0 
 7. Metsalu, Eclex T.1.0 
 8. Poljakov, Tartu U.1.0 
 9. Koster, Eclex Tall.1.0 
 10. Ptitsona, Eclex T.1.0 
Steals Per Game
 Annika KOSTER
  Eclex Tallinn
  (185-F/C-92)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Koster, Eclex Tall.3.5 
 2. Teppo, Tartu Uliko.3.0 
 3. Metsalu, Eclex T.3.0 
 4. Rosenfeldt, Tartu2.0 
 5. Jallai, Eclex Tall.1.0 
 6. Poljakov, Tartu U.1.0 
 7. Arniste, Tartu U.1.0 
 8. Kostla, Eclex Tall.1.0 
 9. Kosk, Eclex Tallinn1.0 
 10. Kalma, Tartu Ulik.0.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Kerttu JALLAI
  Eclex Tallinn
  (180-F-90)
  Avg: 4
 1. Jallai, Eclex Tall.4.0 
 2. Teppo, Tartu Uliko.1.0 
 3. Koster, Eclex Tall.0.5 
 4. Mitt, Tartu Ulikoo.0.0 
 5. Maaring, Eclex T.0.0 
 6. Kostla, Eclex Tall.0.0 
 7. Rosenfeldt, Tartu0.0 
 8. Kosk, Eclex Tallinn0.0 
 9. Poljakov, Tartu U.0.0 
 10. Kalma, Tartu Ulik.0.0 


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  FRANCE - Women  


LFB Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Pauline AKONGA NSIMBO
  Arr.
  (187-F/C-82)
  Avg: 22
 1. Akonga Nsimb., Arr.22.0 
 2. Marginean, Arras20.3 
 3. Gomis, Villeneuve20.0 
 4. Dimitrakou, Charle.18.0 
 5. Mims, Challes17.8 
 6. Abalde, Aix-en-P.17.8 
 7. Salagnac, Tarbes17.5 
 8. Hurst, Aix-en-P.17.0 
 9. Sy-Diop, Lyon16.5 
 10. Sulciute, Mondevi.16.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jennifer HUMPHREY
  Landes
  (191-C-84)
  Avg: 13.5
 1. Humphrey, Landes13.5 
 2. Robbins, Villeneuve10.5 
 3. Kraayeveld, Ville.10.5 
 4. Skrba, Lattes M.10.3 
 5. Aziz, Lyon9.7 
 6. Kublina, Bourges9.5 
 7. Sy-Diop, Lyon9.5 
 8. Carter, Union H.9.3 
 9. El Gargati, Tarbes9.0 
 10. Akonga Nsimb., Ar.8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Audrey SAURET GILLESPIE
  Lyon
  (179-G/F-76)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Sauret Gille., Lyon6.8 
 2. Wambe, Villeneuve6.3 
 3. Manic, Landes6.3 
 4. Bouderra, Charlevi.6.0 
 5. Aubert, Nantes6.0 
 6. Lawson-Wade, Latt.6.0 
 7. Dumerc, Bourges5.0 
 8. Sharp, Mondeville4.6 
 9. Bar, Challes4.3 
 10. Hurst, Aix-en-P.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Romy BAR
  Challes
  (189-F-87)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Bar, Challes3.3 
 2. Joens, Bourges3.0 
 3. Houts, Union H.3.0 
 4. Skrela, Lattes M.2.5 
 5. Lepron, Tarbes2.3 
 6. Berezhynska, Charl.2.3 
 7. Mitchell, Arras2.0 
 8. Dimitrova, Charlev.2.0 
 9. Tanqueray, Mondevi.2.0 
 10. Ouerghi, Lyon2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Mame-Marie SY-DIOP
  Lyon
  (185-F-85)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Sy-Diop, Lyon2.5 
 2. Kraayeveld, Ville.2.0 
 3. Cata-Chitiga, Tar.1.5 
 4. Akonga Nsimb., Arr.1.3 
 5. Diawara, Charlevil.1.0 
 6. Miyem, Bourges0.8 
 7. Berezhynska, Charl.0.8 
 8. Digbeu, Bourges0.8 
 9. Tchangoue, Arras0.8 
 10. Aziz, Lyon0.7 


Standings - LFB
LFB Standings
 1. Challes 4-0 
 2. Lattes Montp. 4-0 
 3. Arras 3-1 
 4. Tarbes 3-1 
 5. Bourges 3-1 
 6. Landes 3-1 
 7. Mondeville 3-2 
 8. Villeneuve 2-2 
 9. Aix-en-Provence 1-3 
 10. Union Hainaut 1-3 
 11. Charleville 1-3 
 12. Nantes 1-3 
 13. Lyon 0-4 
 14. Nice 0-5 


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  ITALY - Women  


Kia Vaughn joined Taranto - by Eurobasket News
Kia Vaughn (193-C-87, college: Rutgers) joined Taranto and already played for the Italian team in EuroLeague. The American Center debuted with 10 points last night. Taranto closed Round 2 of EuroLeague with the win over Gospic CO. The Italian team won over the Croatian representative 78:63 on Thursday night.
The Italian team grabbed the lead from the start of the game and Maria Pascalau made it 8:2. Gospic however replied with an 8-0 run and took 10:8. Kia Vaughn later made two free throws for 26:16 at the end of the first period. The Croatian side bounced back with 17-13 in the second quarter and Julie McBride reduced to 39:33 at the halftime. Kia Vaughn brought 49:33 and Sottana nailed three for 54:47. Taranto won the quarter 18-14 and had 57:47 after three quarters. They added 21-16 in the last stanza to take 1-1 record in Group C.
Elodie Godin poured in 21 points and Angela Gianolla netted 15. Kia Vaughn and Maria Pascalau followed them with 10 points apiece. Jelena Ivezic delivered 17 in the losing effort, Sandra Mandir posted 14 and Julie McBride added 11.
In Jan.'11 she signed at Elitzur Ramla (Israel-D1, starting five) and in 15 games averaged 16.0ppg, 9.7rpg, 1.5apg, Blocks-4 (1.1bpg), FGP: 56.9%, FT: 65.0%. In 2011 also played for New York Liberty (WNBA, starting five) and after 35 games had 9.8ppg, 6.6rpg, 1.1apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 50.0%, FT: 78.7%.




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  JAMAICA - Women  


FBL Standings
FBL Standings
 1. Angels 0-0 
 2. Ballers 0-0 
 3. Knights 0-0 
 4. Lady Avalanche 0-0 
 5. Pacers 0-0 


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  NCAA1 - Women  


USA National Team 2011 - by Eurobasket
Starting five
#s#
Tavelyn James
James
Emilie Johnson
Johnson
Christine Flores
Flores
Breanna Stewart
Stewart
Marissa Kastanek
Kastanek
#e#5
4 Tavelyn James 5'7''-G-90 E.Michigan
5 Valencia McFarland 5'4''-G Mississippi
6 Emilie Johnson 5'6''-G-90 UCSB
7 Christine Flores 6'3''-F-90 Missouri
8 Breanna Stewart 6'3''-F-94 High School USA
9 Kevi Luper 5'10''-G-90 ORU
10 Marissa Kastanek 5'9''-G-90 N.Carolina St.
11 April Sykes 6'0''-G/F-90 Rutgers
12 Katelan Redmon 6'1''-G/F Gonzaga
13 Kayla Standish 6'2''-F Gonzaga
14 Shante Evans 6'0''-F Hofstra
15 Avery Warley 6'3''-F Liberty

Ceal Barry Head Coach Colorado USA
Jennifer Gillom Assistant L.Angeles S. USA
Debbie Ryan Assistant Virginia USA


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  NIGERIA - Women  


First Deepwater Battles Sunshine in Final Phase Opener - by Eurobasket News
Defending champion of the Nigeria Basketball Federation organised Zenith Bank Women league First Deepwater basketball club will tomorrow opened her title chase campaign in the final phase of the league.

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 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 Trustsports that he is satisfy with the performance of the team who is just three seasons old in the Nigeria top flight league.


The club last weekend hosted its 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 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 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 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 it's the last.

The former Nigeria international is optimistic that First Deepwater 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.
Courtesy of: Daily Trust


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  PANAMERICAN GAMES - Women  


Canadian National Team 2011 - by Eurobasket
Starting five
#s#
Isidora Purkovic
Purkovic
Justine Colley
Colley
Alisha Tatham
Tatham
Megan Pinske
Pinske
Lindsay Ledingham
Ledingham
#e#5
4 Jillian Humbert 170-G-88 Saskatchewan Canada
5 Isidora Purkovic 180-G/F-93 High School Canada
6 Kellie Ring 178-G-92 High School Canada
7 Justine Colley 175-G-91 St.Mary's Canada
8 Alisha Tatham 180-G-86 Point Chaud Belgium
9 Paige Crozon 186-F-94 High School Canada
10 Taijah Campbell 188-F-94
11 Megan Pinske 176-G-88 W.Washington
12 Emma Wolfram 193-C-95
13 Raelyn Prince 191-F-88 Windsor Canada
14 Lindsay Ledingham 183-G/F-90 Regina Canada
15 Alexandria Kiss-Rusk 193-C/F-93

Allison McNeill Head Coach
Dani Sinclair Assistant Victoria Canada


Brazilian National Team 2011 - by Eurobasket
Starting five
#s#
Barbara Generoso
Generoso
Tassia Carcavalli
Carcavalli
Izabela De Andrade
De Andrade
Iziane Castro Marques
Castro Marques
Silvia Gustavo
Gustavo
#e#5
4 Barbara Generoso 181-G-85 Americana Brazil
5 Palmira Marcal 177-G-84 Acucar Brazil
6 Tassia Carcavalli 179-F-92 Americana Brazil
7 Izabela De Andrade 182-F-86 Sao Caetano Brazil
8 Iziane Castro Marques 183-G/F-82 Atlanta D. USA
9 Jacqueline Silvestre 178-F-86 Sao Caetano Brazil
10 Silvia Gustavo 186-F-82 Acucar Brazil
11 Gilmara Justino 185-C-81 Sao Caetano Brazil
12 Damiris Dantas 192-C-92 Real C.Vigo Spain
13 Carina Felippus 184-C-79 Americana Brazil
14 Erika De Souza 197-C-82 Atlanta D. USA
15 Clarissa Dos Santos 186-C-88 Acucar Brazil

Enio Vecchi Head Coach Vitoria Brazil
Urubatan Paccini Assistant Ourinhos Brazil


USA National Team 2011 - by Eurobasket
Starting five
#s#
Tavelyn James
James
Emilie Johnson
Johnson
Christine Flores
Flores
Breanna Stewart
Stewart
Marissa Kastanek
Kastanek
#e#5
4 Tavelyn James 5'7''-G-90 E.Michigan
5 Valencia McFarland 5'4''-G Mississippi
6 Emilie Johnson 5'6''-G-90 UCSB
7 Christine Flores 6'3''-F-90 Missouri
8 Breanna Stewart 6'3''-F-94 High School USA
9 Kevi Luper 5'10''-G-90 ORU
10 Marissa Kastanek 5'9''-G-90 N.Carolina St.
11 April Sykes 6'0''-G/F-90 Rutgers
12 Katelan Redmon 6'1''-G/F Gonzaga
13 Kayla Standish 6'2''-F Gonzaga
14 Shante Evans 6'0''-F Hofstra
15 Avery Warley 6'3''-F Liberty

Ceal Barry Head Coach Colorado USA
Jennifer Gillom Assistant L.Angeles S. USA
Debbie Ryan Assistant Virginia USA


Argentinian National Team 2011 - by Eurobasket
Starting five
#s#
Ornella Santana
Santana
Paula Reggiardo
Reggiardo
Marina Cava
Cava
Agostina Burani
Burani
Melisa Gretter
Gretter
#e#5
4 Nadia Flores 174-G-90 Lanus Argentina
5 Ornella Santana 184-F/C-90 Velez S. Argentina
6 Paula Reggiardo 175-F-84 Eivissa Spain
7 Diana Cabrera 187-C-93 Union Florida Argentina
8 Natacha Perez 179-G-91 Petroleros Argentina
9 Marina Cava 168-G-85 Velez S. Argentina
10 Agostina Burani 189-F/C-91 Lanus Argentina
11 Melisa Gretter 167-PG-93 Union Florida Argentina
12 Sandra Pavon 175-F-85 Velez S. Argentina
13 Melani Soriani 180-F/C-87 Lanus Argentina
14 Rocio Rojas 168-G-91 Capital Argentina
15 Melisa Pavicich 182-F-91 Lanus Argentina

Roberto Santin Head Coach


Standings
Standings
Group A
1. Argentina1-0
2. Mexico1-0
3. P.Rico0-1
4. USA0-1
Group B
1. Brazil