EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 10/30/2011

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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   


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


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 David SIMON
  Radnicki K.
  (207-C-82)
  Avg: 23.8
 1. Simon, Radnicki K.23.8 
 2. Pilepic, Siroki W.19.3 
 3. Chase, Cibona18.8 
 4. Pavkovic, Radnicki17.5 
 5. Pekovic, Partizan16.6 
 6. Varda, Union Olimp.16.5 
 7. Morrison, Crvena Z.16.5 
 8. Simon, KK.16.4 
 9. Panic, Zlatorog16.0 
 10. Warren, Cedevita16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Boris SAVOVIC
  Hemofarm
  (206-F-87)
  Avg: 13.6
 1. Savovic, Hemofarm13.6 
 2. Vucevic, Buducnost9.3 
 3. Simon, Radnicki K.8.3 
 4. Jagodnik, Union O.7.0 
 5. Pavic, Krka7.0 
 6. Pekovic, Partizan6.6 
 7. Popovic, Crvena Z.6.5 
 8. Markota, Union O.6.3 
 9. Balazic, Krka6.0 
 10. Ilic, Crvena Zvez.6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Miljan PAVKOVIC
  Radnicki K.
  (178-G-81)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Pavkovic, Radnicki9.3 
 2. Markovic, Radnicki6.7 
 3. Farmar, Maccabi5.3 
 4. Stinson, Krka5.0 
 5. Covic, Crvena Z.4.5 
 6. Papaloukas, Macca.4.5 
 7. Bakic, Radnicki K.4.0 
 8. Chase, Cibona3.8 
 9. Simon, KK.3.8 
 10. Krivec, Krka3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Yogev OHAYON
  Maccabi .
  (189-PG-87)
  Avg: 3
 1. Ohayon, Maccabi3.0 
 2. Chase, Cibona2.8 
 3. Dragic, Krka2.4 
 4. Sinovec, Radnicki2.3 
 5. Markovic, Radnicki2.3 
 6. Green, Union Olimp.2.0 
 7. Milutinovic, Crven.2.0 
 8. Papaloukas, Macca.2.0 
 9. Savovic, Hemofarm1.8 
 10. Baxter, Krka1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Shawn JAMES
  Maccabi T-A
  (208-C/F-83)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. James, Maccabi T-A1.6 
 2. Ilic, Crvena Zvezda1.3 
 3. Vucevic, Buducnost1.3 
 4. Owens, Cedevita1.2 
 5. Saric, KK.1.0 
 6. Hendrix, Maccabi1.0 
 7. Thompson, Union O.1.0 
 8. Collins, Siroki W.0.8 
 9. Simon, Radnicki K.0.8 
 10. Schortsaniti., Ma.0.8 


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  ALGERIA   


Standings
D1 Standings
 1. GS Petroliers 1-0 
 2. WA Boufarik 1-0 
 3. Annaba 0-0 
 4. Arreridj 0-0 
 5. Blida 0-0 
 6. CRB Dar El-B. 0-0 
 7. CRB Temouch. 0-0 
 8. CSMC 0-0 
 9. NAH Dey 0-0 
 10. O Batna 0-0 
 11. Sidi-bel-Abbes 0-0 
 12. Skikda 0-0 
 13. Staoueli 0-0 
 14. USM Blida 0-0 
 15. MS Cherchell 0-1 
 16. US Setif 0-1 


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  ARGENTINA   


Libertad land Jermaine Bucknor - by Eurobasket News
Libertad de Sunchales bolstered their roster. They landed Jermaine Bucknor (199-F-83, college: Richmond). The Canadian forward will replace Rahshon Turner (201-F/C-75, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Fairleigh Dickinson) on the roster. Jermaine Bucknor started the previous season in Germany. He tallied 7.5 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.0 steal for Frankfurt in BBL. In EuroChallenge the forward delivered 4.5 points and 3.5 rebounds. In February Jermaine Bucknor moved to Argentina. The forward joined Club 9. His stats read 14.3 points, 7.3 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 2.3 steals per appearance in Liga A. Jermaine Bucknor is the member of Canadian National Team. He participated at 2010 World Championship. He posted 4.2 points and 1.6 rebounds per game in Turkey.

San Martin Corrientes release Ronald Davis - by Eurobasket News
San Martin Corrientes parted ways with Ronald Davis (190-G-82, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee). The guard joined the team at the start of the season. He tallied 8.8 points, 1.5 assists and 1.3 rebounds per appearance. Last season Ronald Davis played in Italy. He averaged 15.4 points, 4.9 rebounds, 2.6 steals and 1.5 assists per game for Scafati Basket. The guard earned Eurobasket.com LegaDue Honourable Mention.

Mexico heads to Semifinals in Guadalajara - by Eurobasket News
MEXICO - ARGENTINA 83-56

Mexico was better than Argentina in do-or-die game 83-56. The host of Panamerican Games 2011 advanced to Semifinals as the second ranked team of Group A with 2-1 record. Their rival at the next stage will be USA. Argentina slipped to the last place in this pool and failed to reach the Semis. They will meet Uruguay for position No.7. Jovan Harris (191-G/F-81, college: USF) shined for Mexico with 22 points. Victor Mariscal (198-F-72) had 16 points and Christopher Hernandez (188-G-83, college: Stanford) helped with 11. In Argentina, Luciano Gonzalez (196-F-90) delivered 15 points. Matias Sandes (201-F/G-84) had 12 points and 8 rebs, while Alejandro Alloatti (203-F/C-84) stopped to 7 pts. Quarters: 18-15, 12-10, 25-16, 28-15. Semifinals and classification games will be played today.

Mexico: Jovan Harris 22, Victor Mariscal 16, Christopher Hernandez 11
Argentina: Luciano Gonzalez 15, Matias Sandes 12+8 boards, Alejandro Alloatti 7


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  AUSTRALIA   


Stats Leaders - NBL
Points Per Game
 Kevin LISCH
  Wildcats
  (188-PG-86)
  Avg: 24.3
 1. Lisch, Wildcats24.3 
 2. Mills, Tigers22.0 
 3. Redhage, Wildcats18.7 
 4. Warren, 36ers18.7 
 5. Khazzouh, Kings18.4 
 6. Wilkinson, Breakers17.6 
 7. Tragardh, Tigers16.7 
 8. Wilson, Taipans15.7 
 9. Worthington, Blaze15.5 
 10. Warren, Taipans14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jacob HOLMES
  Crocodiles
  (201-F-83)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Holmes, Crocodiles10.3 
 2. Khazzouh, Kings10.0 
 3. Rychart, Taipans8.3 
 4. Worthington, Blaze8.0 
 5. Grant, Kings7.6 
 6. Simpsons, 36ers7.5 
 7. Bose, Kings7.3 
 8. Ballinger, 36ers7.0 
 9. Mims, Crocodiles7.0 
 10. Hill, Taipans6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Damian MARTIN
  Wildcats
  (188-PG-84)
  Avg: 6
 1. Martin, Wildcats6.0 
 2. Gibson, Blaze6.0 
 3. Martin, Hawks5.8 
 4. Bruce, Kings5.6 
 5. Jackson, Breakers4.8 
 6. Redhage, Wildcats4.0 
 7. Hill, Taipans3.7 
 8. Ubaka, Tigers3.3 
 9. Wilson, Taipans3.3 
 10. Gill, Crocodiles3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Cedric JACKSON
  Breakers
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Jackson, Breakers3.2 
 2. Martin, Wildcats2.0 
 3. Gibson, Blaze2.0 
 4. English, Blaze2.0 
 5. Mims, Crocodiles2.0 
 6. Lisch, Wildcats1.7 
 7. Harvey, Blaze1.5 
 8. Herbert, 36ers1.3 
 9. Williams, Taipans1.3 
 10. Robbins, Wildcats1.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Jerai GRANT
  Kings
  (203-F/C-89)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Grant, Kings2.2 
 2. Johnson, 36ers2.0 
 3. Nevill, Wildcats1.7 
 4. Khazzouh, Kings1.4 
 5. Pledger, Breakers1.2 
 6. Abercrombie, Break.1.2 
 7. Simpsons, 36ers1.0 
 8. Petrie, Blaze1.0 
 9. Burston, Tigers1.0 
 10. Martin, Wildcats1.0 


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


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  AUSTRIA   


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


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Stjepan STAZIC
  BC Vienna
  (199-G-78)
  Avg: 27
 1. Stazic, BC Vienna27.0 
 2. Reed, Oberwart24.3 
 3. Wade, Arkadia24.2 
 4. Djuric, Gussing23.0 
 5. Shaw, Oberwart20.2 
 6. Leonard, Arkadia20.0 
 7. Francois, BC Vienna19.4 
 8. Bobb, Klosterneub.18.5 
 9. Brown, Wels18.0 
 10. Drenovac, Arkadia17.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Zarko RAKOCEVIC
  BC Vi.
  (204-F-84)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Rakocevic, BC Vi.10.3 
 2. Oppland, Gmunden8.8 
 3. Reed, Oberwart8.7 
 4. Nelson, Kapfenberg8.5 
 5. Skurdauskas, Arkad.8.0 
 6. Bakovic, St.Polten8.0 
 7. Heard, Gussing7.3 
 8. Shaw, Oberwart7.3 
 9. Suljanovic, Kloste.6.5 
 10. Knabl, Kapfenberg6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Stjepan STAZIC
  BC Vienna
  (199-G-78)
  Avg: 5.6
 1. Stazic, BC Vienna5.6 
 2. Lanegger, Klostern.5.5 
 3. Fears, Kapfenberg5.5 
 4. Schreiner, Kapfe.5.0 
 5. Rakocevic, BC Vi.5.0 
 6. Danek, Arkadia4.8 
 7. Shavies, Furstenf.4.7 
 8. Miletic, BC Vienna4.3 
 9. Pryor, Wels4.2 
 10. Farokhmanesh, We.3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Anthony SHAVIES
  Furstenf.
  (191-G-83)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Shavies, Furstenf.3.7 
 2. Pryor, Wels2.8 
 3. Brown, Wels2.4 
 4. Schreiner, Kapfe.2.0 
 5. Murati, Gmunden2.0 
 6. Lanegger, Klostern.1.8 
 7. Oppland, Gmunden1.8 
 8. Stazic, BC Vienna1.8 
 9. Speiser, St.Polten1.7 
 10. Jandl, Oberwart1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Zarko RAKOCEVIC
  BC Vi.
  (204-F-84)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Rakocevic, BC Vi.2.8 
 2. Greimeister, Klost.1.3 
 3. Ware, Furstenfeld1.3 
 4. Skurdauskas, Arkad.1.2 
 5. Moric, UBSC G.0.8 
 6. Arnold, Gmunden0.8 
 7. Francois, BC Vienna0.8 
 8. Shaw, Oberwart0.8 
 9. Brown, Wels0.8 
 10. Sallomon, Kloster.0.7 


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  BALKAN LEAGUE   


Round 2 best performance: Curtis Kelly - by Eurobasket News
American power forward Curtis Kelly (205-PF-88) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Hapoel T-A, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 2.
The 23-year old player was the main contributor (21 points, five rebounds) to his team's victory, helping them to edge out Feni Indistrija (#3, 1-1) 85-82. Former Kansas State University star has very solid stats this year. Kelly is in league's top in points (4th best: 18.5ppg) and averages impressive 53.3% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 24-year old American Dominique Archie (200-F-87) of Timisoara. Archie had a very good evening with a double-double of 18 points and 10 rebounds. Bad luck as Timisoara was edged by Rilski Sportist (1-0) 80-78. The season is still at the very beginning and this lost game may not be such crucial, of course if they start win the games. Let's wait for the next round. Archie is a newcomer at Timisoara, but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was center Veljko Lalovic (209-C-86) of Ulcinj. Lalovic scored 11 points and grabbed eleven rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Ulcinj, leading his team to a 62-60 win against Zrinjski HT (#6, 0-2). Ulcinj's record at this point is 1-1. Lalovic has a very solid season so far. In 2 games in Balkan League he scored 6.5ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Filip Vukosavljevic (205-F/C-83) of Rilski Sportist - 13 points, 13 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Filip Barovic (208-F/C-90) of Mornar Bar - 9 points and 11 rebounds
6. Jan Martin (203-PF-84) of Galil Gilboa - 11 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Demontez Stitt (186-PG-89) of Hapoel T-A - 22 points
8. Corry Carr (192-G/F-75) of Hapoel T-A - 13 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Akeem Scott (186-PG-83) of Mornar Bar - 22 points and 4 rebounds
10. Aleksandar Radulovic (209-C-84) of Zrinjski HT - 12 points and 8 rebounds

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


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  BALTIC LEAGUE   


Sylvester Morgan joins Pieno Zvaigzdes - by Eurobasket News
Pieno Zvaigzdes strengthened their roster. They signed contract with Sylvester Morgan (208-C-83, college: Georgia St.). The centre started the previous season in Ukraine. He played for Kryvbasbasket. His stats read 3.0 points and 2.4 rebounds per game. In January the centre moved to Morrow Disciples. Sylvester Morgan posted 14.9 points, 13.1 boards, 5.0 blocks and 2.1 assists per game in UBA. In March the centre inked a deal with Caballeros de Culiacan. Sylvester Morgan notched 10.3 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per appearance in CIBACOPA. Previously the centre had stints in SEBL, Cyprus, France, ANBL, South Korea, Venezuela and Japan.

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


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Kaspars CIPRUSS
  Tarvas
  (210-C-82)
  Avg: 26
 1. Cipruss, Tarvas26.0 
 2. Reminas, Naglis P.24.0 
 3. Jefferson, Triumph22.5 
 4. Bowles, Siauliai21.5 
 5. Urbonas, Juventus20.5 
 6. Kalve, Valmiera19.7 
 7. Mediss, Turiba19.0 
 8. Matulionis, Techas.17.7 
 9. Krumins, Jelgava17.5 
 10. Barinov, Naglis P.17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kaspars CIPRUSS
  Tarvas
  (210-C-82)
  Avg: 13
 1. Cipruss, Tarvas13.0 
 2. Johnson, Naglis P.10.0 
 3. Bowles, Siauliai9.0 
 4. Keedus, TT.9.0 
 5. Galdikas, Neptunas8.7 
 6. Ringmets, Rapla8.5 
 7. Amis, Tartu Ulikool8.5 
 8. Reminas, Naglis P.8.0 
 9. McClure, Kedainiai7.7 
 10. Parn, Rapla7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Valmo KRIISA
  Tarvas
  (190-G-74)
  Avg: 8
 1. Kriisa, Tarvas8.0 
 2. Maceina, Juventus7.8 
 3. Broadus, Siauliai7.0 
 4. Benn, Naglis Palan.7.0 
 5. Stasys, Neptunas6.7 
 6. Rinkevicius, Nagli.6.0 
 7. Kelys, Pieno Z.5.0 
 8. Peciukeviciu., Sak.5.0 
 9. Dainys, Neptunas5.0 
 10. Ezerskis, Techas.5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Edgars KRUMINS
  Jelgava
  (194-G/F-86)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Krumins, Jelgava3.5 
 2. Keedus, TT.3.0 
 3. Landry, Triumph3.0 
 4. Benn, Naglis Palan.2.5 
 5. Skele, Kalev/Cramo2.3 
 6. Kulevicius, Techas.2.3 
 7. Valeika, Neptunas2.3 
 8. Virsis, Valmiera2.3 
 9. Salenga, Rudupis2.3 
 10. Peciukas, Kedaini.2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Roman GUMENIUK
  Juventus
  (220-C-87)
  Avg: 2
 1. Gumeniuk, Juventus2.0 
 2. Kurtsevich, Trium.2.0 
 3. Staniulis, Techasas2.0 
 4. Rozitis, Valmiera1.7 
 5. Johnson, Naglis P.1.5 
 6. Meiers, Ventspils1.5 
 7. Kalvelis, Techasas1.3 
 8. Barnes, Kedainiai1.0 
 9. Jefferson, Triumph1.0 
 10. Fall, Kalev/Cramo1.0 


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  BELGIUM   


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


Stats Leaders - Division I
Points Per Game
 Christopher COPELAND
  Aalstar
  (203-F-84)
  Avg: 22.2
 1. Copeland, Aalstar22.2 
 2. Rich, Oostende18.3 
 3. Bostic, Liege17.5 
 4. Mallet, Charleroi16.0 
 5. Booker, Oostende15.5 
 6. Jackson, Aalstar15.4 
 7. Tofi, Leuven15.3 
 8. Freeman, Leuven14.8 
 9. Lojeski, Oostende13.5 
 10. Green, Charleroi13.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jamel MCLEAN
  Leuven
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. McLean, Leuven8.5 
 2. Love, Verviers-Pep.8.0 
 3. Mejri, Antwerp7.8 
 4. Shengelia, Charler.7.3 
 5. Van Den Spie., Oos.7.0 
 6. Booker, Oostende7.0 
 7. Brown, Gent6.4 
 8. Young, Aalstar6.4 
 9. Merriex, Verviers.6.3 
 10. Tofi, Leuven6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Dusan DJORDJEVIC
  Ooste.
  (195-G-83)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Djordjevic, Ooste.5.3 
 2. Bosco, Gent4.6 
 3. Davis, Leuven4.3 
 4. Mallet, Charleroi3.8 
 5. Bostic, Liege3.3 
 6. Marnegrave, Leuven3.3 
 7. Jackson, Aalstar3.2 
 8. Hamilton, Charleroi3.0 
 9. Taylor, M.Hainaut3.0 
 10. Slaughter, M.Hai.2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Devan DOWNEY
  Verviers.
  (175-G-87)
  Avg: 3
 1. Downey, Verviers.3.0 
 2. Salumu, Leuven3.0 
 3. Rahier, Verviers.2.7 
 4. Singletary, M.Hain.2.4 
 5. Haynes, Gent2.3 
 6. Black, Antwerp2.3 
 7. Wilson, Antwerp2.3 
 8. Slaughter, M.Hai.2.0 
 9. Biggs, Antwerp1.8 
 10. Sakota, Oostende1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Salah MEJRI
  Antwerp
  (216-C-86)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Mejri, Antwerp3.3 
 2. Riddick, Charleroi1.3 
 3. Love, Verviers-Pep.1.3 
 4. Booker, Oostende1.3 
 5. Young, Aalstar1.0 
 6. Jennings, Liege1.0 
 7. Nivins, M.Hainaut1.0 
 8. Mwema, Antwerp0.8 
 9. Green, Charleroi0.5 
 10. Bostic, Liege0.5 


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  BOSNIA   


D1: Bosna only undefeated team - by Sead Buljina
B.C. Bosna blew out Vogosca 95:60 in the 4th round and remains the only undefeated team in Bosnian D1. With Igokea's defeat against Zrinjski 77:78, Bosna is currently the best team at the standings. Luka Klarica (14pts, 9asts) and Marcel Jones (14pts, 7 rbs) led Zrinjski to a win vs. favorite Igokea. National team candidate Diego Kapelan recorded 9 pts and 2 asts in his debut for Zrinjski while shooting 50% from 3pt line. Other 4th round scores: Leotar - Brotnjo 84:70, Mladost - Capljina 68:55, Varda - Servitium 72:69, Borac - Celik tomorrow at 6PM. Hercegovac is off this weekend.

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


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  BRAZIL   


Dominicans eliminate Brazil, advance to Semifinals - by Eurobasket News
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - BRAZIL 85-77

Dominican Republic did a great job against Brazil yesterday. Dominicans outplayed their rivals 85-77 for 2-1 record in Group A, what was enough for the second place and a spot in the Semifinals. They will meet Puerto Rico in the Semis today. On the other side, Brazil didn't make it to the next stage. They finished as No.3 with 1-2 record. Brazil will play against Canada for the fifth place at the Panamerican Games. Jack Michael Martinez (203-F/C-81, agency: Paris Global Sports) was a key player in victory with 22 points and 9 rebounds. Victor Liz (188-G/F-88) scored 15 points and Kelvin Pena (193-G-80, college: Southeastern CC) followed him with two less. In the loosing squad, Marcelo Magalhaes (199-F/G-75, agency: Interperformances) had 17 points and 5 assists. Arthur Silva (199-F/G-82) had 15 and Guilherme Giovannoni (202-F-80, agency: Interperformances) scored 11 pts, plus he grabbed 5 boards. Quarters: 20-19, 13-21, 23-29, 29-8.

Dominican Republic: Jack Michael Martinez 22+9 boards, Victor Liz 15, Kelvin Pena 13
Brazil: Marcelo Magalhaes 17+5 as, Arthur Silva 15, Guilherme Giovannoni 11+5 boards


Paulista Round 2 of Semi-Finals - by Eurobasket News
Itabom/Bauru - S.Jose/Vinac 89-68

Itabom/Bauru bounced back after the starting loss to Sao Jose/Vinac and levelled things up in the series. The game without a history. Itabom/Bauru led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Sao Jose/Vinac's 28. They outrebounded Sao Jose/Vinac 39-26 including a 16-3 advantage in offensive rebounds. American guard Larry Taylor (185-80, college: Missouri Western) scored 18 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals to lead the charge for the winners and swingman Gaucho Zilmer (197-86) chipped in 16 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. Five Itabom/Bauru players scored in double figures. American guard Andre Laws (186-80, college: San Diego, agency: Global Sports Plaza) responded with 18 points and the former international power forward Jefferson Antonio (207-83) scored 14 points and 5 rebounds.
Top scorers:
Itabom/Bauru: L.Taylor 18+7reb+6ast, G.Zilmer 16+6reb+1ast, F.Fischer 14+5reb+1ast, D.Nunes 14+4reb+2ast, J.Agba 12+7reb+1ast, P.Alves 8+6reb+2ast
S.Jose/Vinac: A.Laws 18+2reb+2ast, J.Antonio 14+5reb+1ast, D.Stefanelli 10+5reb+3ast, M.Costa 8+4reb+2ast, C.Delben 7+2reb+3ast, R.Fischer 5+6reb+2ast
gschID: 155486


Pinheiros/Sky - Winner/Limeira 94-75

Pinheiros/Sky made another step towards the championship series rocketing past Winner/Limeira at home court. Pinheiros/Sky made 16-of-19 charity shots (84.2 percent) during the game. International forward Olivinha Rodriguez (202-83) notched 11 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the effort and center Leonardo Morro (208-84) supported him with 18 points (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). Five Pinheiros/Sky players scored in double figures. Even 20 points and 5 rebounds by the former international center Andre Bambu (205-79) did not help to save the game for Winner/Limeira. Dominican-American guard Ronald Ramon (185-86, college: Pittsburgh) added 12 points and 5 assists for the guests. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Pinheiros/Sky: L.Morro 18+4reb, R.Pinto 15+1reb+2ast, J.Pablo Figueroa 15+4ast, S.Stallworth 12+1reb+5ast, M.Vieira 12+4reb+1ast, O.Rodriguez 11+8reb+4ast
Winner/Limeira: A.Bambu 20+5reb+1ast, R.Ramon 12+2reb+5ast, J.Rogers 11+5reb+1ast, D.Alemao 9+4reb, D.Pinheiro 6+1reb+3ast, R.Klafke 6+1reb+1ast
gschID: 155487




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


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  BULGARIA   


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


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Ilia STANKOV
  Spartak .
  (198-F-76)
  Avg: 23.7
 1. Stankov, Spartak23.7 
 2. Yanev, Cherno More21.7 
 3. Durchev, Tundja Y.21.0 
 4. Lilov, Balkan20.5 
 5. Heath, Lukoil A.19.7 
 6. Dunovic, Chernomo.19.7 
 7. Marinov, Balkan18.5 
 8. Harper, Levski S.17.5 
 9. Koev, Chernomorets17.3 
 10. Hall, Levski Sofia15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aleksandr YANEV
  Cherno More
  (203-F/C-90)
  Avg: 13.7
 1. Yanev, Cherno More13.7 
 2. Evtimov, Levski So.11.5 
 3. Slaveykov, Sparta.9.3 
 4. Lilov, Balkan8.0 
 5. Todorov, Spartak8.0 
 6. Martin, Balkan8.0 
 7. Ofoegbu, Tundja Y.7.7 
 8. Pavlovski, Chernom.7.3 
 9. Stankov, Spartak7.0 
 10. Crawford, Balkan7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Julian RADIONOV
  Tundja Y.
  (188-G-79)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Radionov, Tundja Y.6.7 
 2. Heath, Lukoil A.6.0 
 3. Mirkovic, Rilski S.5.0 
 4. Filipov, Balkan5.0 
 5. Todorov, Spartak4.3 
 6. Roshmanov, Cherno.4.3 
 7. Dyakovski, Sparta.4.3 
 8. Dunovic, Chernomo.4.0 
 9. Koev, Chernomorets4.0 
 10. Aleksiev, Cherno4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Brandon HEATH
  Lukoil A.
  (193-G-84)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Heath, Lukoil A.3.3 
 2. Radionov, Tundja Y.3.3 
 3. Kirov, Rilski S.3.0 
 4. Velikov, Rilski S.2.7 
 5. Durchev, Tundja Y.2.7 
 6. Mirkovic, Rilski S.2.5 
 7. Petkov, Tundja Y.2.3 
 8. Stoykov, Lukoil A.2.3 
 9. Dunovic, Chernomo.2.3 
 10. Govedarov, Tundja2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Zlatko GOCEVSKI
  Tundja Y.
  (206-C-82)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Gocevski, Tundja Y.1.3 
 2. Pavlovski, Chernom.1.3 
 3. Crawford, Balkan1.0 
 4. Davidov, Cherno M.1.0 
 5. Banev, Lukoil A.1.0 
 6. Petkov, Tundja Y.1.0 
 7. Ofoegbu, Tundja Y.1.0 
 8. Martin, Balkan1.0 
 9. Georgiev, Sparta.0.7 
 10. Todorov, Spartak0.7 


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  CANADA   


Puerto Rico beats Canada 80-58, wins Group A in Guadalajara - by Eurobasket News
PUERTO RICO - CANADA 80-58

Puerto Rico won the first place in Preliminary Group A of the Panamerican Games 2011. Puerto Ricans handed 80-58 loss to Canada for 2-1 record at this phase. Of course, Puerto Rico advanced to the Semifinals where they will meet Dominican Republic. Canada dropped to 1-2 and finished as No.3 in this pool. They will meet Brazil in the battle for fifth place. Jose Juan Barea (181-PG-84, college: Northeastern) paced Puerto Rico to victory scoring 25 points. Edwin Ubiles (198-G/F-86, college: Siena) had 17 pts and Renaldo Balkman (201-F-84, college: S.Carolina) helped with 9 pts, plus 8 rebounds in this meeting. Canada got 15 points and 5 boards from Warren Ward (196-G-89). Owen Klassen (208-F-91) and Cole Hobin (198-G-89) netted 7 points each. Quarters: 21-19, 21-9, 19-15, 19-15. Competition continues today.

Puerto Rico: Jose Juan Barea 25, Edwin Ubiles 17, Renaldo Balkman 9+8 boards
Canada: Warren Ward 15+5 boards, Owen Klassen 7, Cole Hobin 7


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  CROATIA   


Stats Leaders - A1
Points Per Game
 Ivan MIMICA
  KK Split
  (193-G-80)
  Avg: 25
 1. Mimica, KK Split25.0 
 2. Mrva, Jolly21.3 
 3. Vranes, Borik20.0 
 4. Simovic, Kvarner20.0 
 5. Ceskovic, Kvarner18.5 
 6. Peric, Dubrovnik18.3 
 7. Sarlija, Borik17.3 
 8. Sobin, KK Split17.0 
 9. Tomeljak, Svjet.16.5 
 10. Ross, Jolly16.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Teo SIMOVIC
  Kvarner .
  (205-C-84)
  Avg: 14
 1. Simovic, Kvarner14.0 
 2. Diminic, Dubrovnik8.3 
 3. Cinac, Kvarner 20108.0 
 4. Ivanov, Zadar7.8 
 5. Sarlija, Borik7.7 
 6. Peraica, Darda7.7 
 7. Buva, Krizevci7.3 
 8. Cakarun, Borik7.3 
 9. Ridl, Darda7.3 
 10. Radic, Zadar7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Josip GLAVINIC
  Krizevci
  (192-G-82)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Glavinic, Krizevci8.7 
 2. Tomeljak, Svjet.7.5 
 3. Ross, Jolly5.0 
 4. Mimica, KK Split4.0 
 5. Ceskovic, Kvarner4.0 
 6. Tomas, Zabok4.0 
 7. Gulam, Jolly4.0 
 8. Salamun, Kvarner3.5 
 9. Katic, KK Split3.3 
 10. Zadnik, Zadar3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Ronald ROSS
  Jolly
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Ross, Jolly3.3 
 2. Vranes, Borik3.0 
 3. Surina, Kvarner2.7 
 4. Mimica, KK Split2.7 
 5. Zivkovic, Svjetlost2.0 
 6. Sarac, Svjetlost2.0 
 7. Cinac, Kvarner 20102.0 
 8. Zadnik, Zadar2.0 
 9. Basljan, Svjetlost2.0 
 10. Banic, Borik2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Zeljko ZUPIC
  Alkar Sinj
  (205-F-81)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Zupic, Alkar Sinj1.7 
 2. Curkovic, Alkar Si.1.5 
 3. Ridl, Darda1.3 
 4. Dijan, KK Split1.0 
 5. Kastropil, Zadar1.0 
 6. Gaurina, Alkar Sinj1.0 
 7. Buva, Krizevci1.0 
 8. Vrsaljko, Jolly1.0 
 9. Toncinic, Zadar1.0 
 10. Bubalo, Zabok0.7 


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


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  CZECH REPUBLIC   


NBL round 9 best performance: Bertengeh Gadri-Nicholson - by Eurobasket News
American center Bertengeh Gadri-Nicholson (208-C-83) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for second-ranked BK Prostejov, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 9.
The 28-year old player had a double-double of 19 points and 14 rebounds, while his team beat NH Ostrava (#6, 5-4) 87-81. BK Prostejov was forced-out from the top positions in Czech Republic NBL. They would have been even better if they did not have these two lost games earlier in Regular Season. BK Prostejov will need more victories to improve their 7-2 record. It's Gadri-Nicholson's second year at BK Prostejov and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Bertengeh Gadri-Nicholson averages this season 14.2ppg and 7.9rpg.

The second best player in last round's games was 26-year old American Riley Luettgerodt (196-G/F-85, agency: I.D.S. Law) of NH Ostrava. Luettgerodt had a very good evening with 35 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Bad luck as NH Ostrava lost that game 81-87 to the higher-ranked BK Prostejov (#2, 7-2). NH Ostrava managed to keep the same 6th spot in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 5-4 record is not bad and everything may still change. Luettgerodt is a newcomer at NH Ostrava, but is already one of team's top players. Former University of Hawaii star Luettgerodt is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market.

Third on the list of top players last round was another NH Ostrava's star - American center James Hughes (211-C-83, agency: I.D.S. Law). Hughes scored 25 points and grabbed fourteen rebounds (!!!). Despite Hughes' great performance NH Ostrava lost 81-87 to the higher-ranked BK Prostejov (#2, 7-2). But his team cannot count on just these two top stars as they also need help of the other teammates. The last thing NH Ostrava needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 5 victories and 4 lost games. Hughes has a great season in Czech Republic. After only 9 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 7.6rpg (5th best). He also has 1.6bpg and FGP: 64.4%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Jakub Blazek (203-F-80) of B&W Opava - 20 points and 11 rebounds
5. Pavel Stanek (203-F/C-76) of Chomutov - 23 points and 2 rebounds
6. Ravone George (193-G-83) of Svitavy - 16 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists
7. Rashaan Ames (184-PG-78) of BC Kolin - 18 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists
8. David Machac (204-F-80) of BC Kolin - 14 points and 11 rebounds
9. Rob Lowery (188-G-87) of Chomutov - 21 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Derek Wright (175-G-86) of Chomutov - 22 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists

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


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


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  DENMARK   


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


Stats Leaders - Basketligaen
Points Per Game
 Will HARRIS
  Horsens IC
  (198-F-86)
  Avg: 31.6
 1. Harris, Horsens IC31.6 
 2. White, Aalborg26.9 
 3. Kingsley, Svendborg25.5 
 4. Bishop, Aalborg23.6 
 5. Rutherford, SISU23.3 
 6. Rasmussen, Vaerl.21.9 
 7. Henry, Naestved21.8 
 8. Curry, Aabyhoj19.0 
 9. Dennis, SISU18.3 
 10. Bak, Horsholm18.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Tony BISHOP
  Aalborg
  (201-F-89)
  Avg: 11.4
 1. Bishop, Aalborg11.4 
 2. St.John, Horsens10.3 
 3. Benjamin, Horsholm10.3 
 4. Phillips, Aabyhoj10.1 
 5. Harris, Horsens IC10.1 
 6. Curry, Aabyhoj9.6 
 7. Glynn, Naestved9.4 
 8. Plannthin, Svend.8.0 
 9. Johansen, Naestved8.0 
 10. Rutherford, SISU7.9 
Assists Per Game
 Corin HENRY
  Naestved
  (180-PG-88)
  Avg: 4.9
 1. Henry, Naestved4.9 
 2. White, Aalborg4.5 
 3. Curry, Aabyhoj4.4 
 4. McFarlane, Falcon4.4 
 5. Sakne, Horsens IC4.4 
 6. Colman, Svendborg4.0 
 7. Elgmork, Aalborg4.0 
 8. Nielsen, SISU3.5 
 9. Dennis, SISU3.5 
 10. Iversen, Bakken3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Corin HENRY
  Naestved
  (180-PG-88)
  Avg: 5.1
 1. Henry, Naestved5.1 
 2. White, Aalborg3.0 
 3. Wire, Vaerlose2.8 
 4. Dennis, SISU2.6 
 5. Curry, Aabyhoj2.3 
 6. Iversen, Bakken2.3 
 7. McFarlane, Falcon2.3 
 8. Benjamin, Horsholm2.0 
 9. Glynn, Naestved2.0 
 10. Plannthin, Svend.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Jenard HARRISON
  SISU
  (203-F-84)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Harrison, SISU3.5 
 2. Curry, Aabyhoj2.1 
 3. Marinkovic, Horsho.2.0 
 4. Phillips, Aabyhoj2.0 
 5. Christoffers., Bak.1.9 
 6. Bishop, Aalborg1.4 
 7. Colas, Horsholm1.3 
 8. Kingsley, Svendborg1.2 
 9. Eleraky, Aalborg1.0 
 10. Jukic, Horsholm0.8 


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  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC   


Dominicans eliminate Brazil, advance to Semifinals - by Eurobasket News
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - BRAZIL 85-77

Dominican Republic did a great job against Brazil yesterday. Dominicans outplayed their rivals 85-77 for 2-1 record in Group A, what was enough for the second place and a spot in the Semifinals. They will meet Puerto Rico in the Semis today. On the other side, Brazil didn't make it to the next stage. They finished as No.3 with 1-2 record. Brazil will play against Canada for the fifth place at the Panamerican Games. Jack Michael Martinez (203-F/C-81, agency: Paris Global Sports) was a key player in victory with 22 points and 9 rebounds. Victor Liz (188-G/F-88) scored 15 points and Kelvin Pena (193-G-80, college: Southeastern CC) followed him with two less. In the loosing squad, Marcelo Magalhaes (199-F/G-75, agency: Interperformances) had 17 points and 5 assists. Arthur Silva (199-F/G-82) had 15 and Guilherme Giovannoni (202-F-80, agency: Interperformances) scored 11 pts, plus he grabbed 5 boards. Quarters: 20-19, 13-21, 23-29, 29-8.

Dominican Republic: Jack Michael Martinez 22+9 boards, Victor Liz 15, Kelvin Pena 13
Brazil: Marcelo Magalhaes 17+5 as, Arthur Silva 15, Guilherme Giovannoni 11+5 boards


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  ESTONIA   


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


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Rannar RAAP
  Parnu
  (188-G/F-92)
  Avg: 16.5
 1. Raap, Parnu16.5 
 2. Pilk, TT.16.2 
 3. Sokk, Tartu Ulikool16.0 
 4. Cunda, Va.15.0 
 5. Kurg, Tln Kalev14.8 
 6. Cipruss, Tarvas14.8 
 7. Hallik, Tarvas14.7 
 8. Fedortchuk, Tln K.14.3 
 9. Raadik, Parnu13.8 
 10. Arnold, TT.13.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Raido RINGMETS
  Rapla
  (206-C/F-83)
  Avg: 12
 1. Ringmets, Rapla12.0 
 2. Cipruss, Tarvas11.5 
 3. Fedortchuk, Tln K.9.3 
 4. Adedeji, Va.8.8 
 5. Arnold, TT.8.0 
 6. Varbanov, Kalev/Cr.7.0 
 7. Raadik, Tartu Ulik.7.0 
 8. Hamarsalu, Parnu6.5 
 9. Keedus, TT.6.4 
 10. Fall, Kalev/Cramo6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Martin DORBEK
  Tarvas
  (193-G-91)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Dorbek, Tarvas4.3 
 2. Raap, Parnu3.8 
 3. Kriisa, Tarvas3.8 
 4. Karner, Parnu3.5 
 5. Skele, Kalev/Cramo3.5 
 6. Cunda, Va.3.5 
 7. Laane, Rapla3.3 
 8. Veideman, Tartu U.3.3 
 9. Pilk, TT.3.2 
 10. Kurbas, Tartu Uli.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Edgars CUNDA
  Va.
  (196-G-84)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Cunda, Va.3.3 
 2. Karner, Parnu2.5 
 3. Saage, Tartu Uliko.2.3 
 4. Dorbek, Tarvas2.2 
 5. Laane, Rapla2.0 
 6. Saks, Kalev/Cramo2.0 
 7. Leppik, Tartu Ulik.1.8 
 8. Vasar, Va.1.8 
 9. Roos, Tln Kalev1.8 
 10. Kaldre, Rapla1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Bamba FALL
  Kalev/Cramo
  (216-C-86)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Fall, Kalev/Cramo2.3 
 2. Amis, Tartu Ulikool2.0 
 3. Fedortchuk, Tln K.1.8 
 4. Ulyanko, Kalev/Cr.1.5 
 5. Voolaid, Parnu1.0 
 6. Adedeji, Va.1.0 
 7. Varbanov, Kalev/Cr.1.0 
 8. Saarmets, TT.1.0 
 9. Raadik, Tartu Ulik.0.8 
 10. Eichfuss, Tartu U.0.7 


Kalev/Cramo edged Juventus for 2-1 record in BBL - by Eurobasket News
Kalev/Cramo edged Juventus for 2-1 record in BBL. Kalev/Cramo managed to secure a 5-point victory 78:73. It was an exceptional evening for guard Gert Dorbek who led the winners and scored 19 points and 7 rebounds. Latvian guard Armands Skele (192-G-83) accounted for 17 points for the winning side. Swingman Gintautas Matulis (195-F/G-86) came up with 12 points and forward Arunas Vasiliauskas (201-F-85) added 15 points (perfect behind the arc making all five shots) respectively for Juventus in the defeat.
TTU/Kalev meanwhile recorded its first loss on the court of Latvian Valmiera. Visitors were defeated by Valmiera 60:75. Even 19 points by power forward Kristjan Makke (205-F/C-81, college: W.Illinois) did not help to save the game for TTU/Kalev. American center Andrew Arnold (208-C-86, college: Lewis-Clark) added 8 points and 6 rebounds for lost side.
Latvian Turiba has registered their first victory this season after two consecutive loses. They used home court advantage to defeat Estonian Rapla 81:64.



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Lokomotiv Kuban add Roderick Blakney - by Eurobasket News
Lokomotiv Kuban strengthened their backcourt. They agreed on terms of contract with Roderick Blakney (181-G-76, college: S.Carolina St.). Last season the guard spent in Spain. He played for Unicaja Malaga. Roderick Blakney tallied 7.3 points, 3.5 assists and 1.6 rebounds per game in Euroleague. In ACB the guard posted 6.7 points, 2.4 assists and 1.3 rebounds per appearance. Roderick Blakney is not new to Russia. He used to play for Dynamo Moscow Region back in 2006/07 season. The guard also had stints in Greece, Turkey, Dominican Republic, IBL and IBA. Eurobasket.com named Roderick Blakney All-FIBA EuroCup Defensive Player of the Year back in 2006.

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Standings - Division I
1st Division Standings
 1. BC Nokia 4-0 
 2. FoKoPo 4-0 
 3. Tapiolan Honka 4-0 
 4. Oulun NMKY 3-1 
 5. Lapua 3-2 
 6. Huima 2-1 
 7. Pyrinto II 2-2 
 8. Jyvaskyla 1-3 
 9. SayRi 1-3 
 10. Porvoon Tarmo 1-4 
 11. Ura Basket 0-4 
 12. ToPo Akatemia 0-5 


Stats Leaders - Division I
Points Per Game
 Lloyd PHILLIPS
  Oulun N.
  (178-PG-85)
  Avg: 29
 1. Phillips, Oulun N.29.0 
 2. Baxley, Lapua25.5 
 3. Bailey, Pyrinto II25.0 
 4. Henderson, Porvoo.24.0 
 5. Storrs, Jyvaskyla24.0 
 6. Vanjoki, Tapiolan.24.0 
 7. Cooper, SayRi22.7 
 8. Abdullah, SayRi22.0 
 9. Williams, Lapua21.8 
 10. Reed, Lapua21.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kenneth COOPER
  SayRi
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 18
 1. Cooper, SayRi18.0 
 2. Bojang, FoKoPo13.5 
 3. Moultrie, Oulun N.13.0 
 4. Townes, BC Nokia11.3 
 5. Bailey, Pyrinto II10.0 
 6. Laitinen, Tapiol.9.7 
 7. Britton, Huima9.3 
 8. Green, Ura Basket9.3 
 9. Coleman, FoKoPo9.3 
 10. Storrs, Jyvaskyla9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Shawn HENDERSON
  Porvoo.
  (190-G-)
  Avg: 7
 1. Henderson, Porvoo.7.0 
 2. Ikavalko, FoKoPo6.3 
 3. Manning, Huima5.3 
 4. Bailey, Pyrinto II5.0 
 5. Phillips, Oulun N.4.5 
 6. Abdullah, SayRi3.5 
 7. Riihela, BC Nokia3.3 
 8. Harjula, Pyrinto II3.0 
 9. Storrs, Jyvaskyla3.0 
 10. Lind, Porvoon2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Shawn HENDERSON
  Porvoo.
  (190-G-)
  Avg: 4
 1. Henderson, Porvoo.4.0 
 2. Storrs, Jyvaskyla3.0 
 3. Vanjoki, Tapiolan.2.7 
 4. Townes, BC Nokia2.5 
 5. Nieminen, SayRi2.3 
 6. Puotila, Tapiolan.2.3 
 7. Ikavalko, FoKoPo2.0 
 8. Little, Porvoon2.0 
 9. Jousisto, ToPo A.2.0 
 10. Jackson, Porvoon2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Brian MOULTRIE
  Oulun N.
  (198-C/F-87)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Moultrie, Oulun N.2.5 
 2. Andrews, Ura B.2.3 
 3. Molenius, FoKoPo1.5 
 4. Townes, BC Nokia1.3 
 5. Laitinen, Tapiol.1.0 
 6. January, BC Nokia0.8 
 7. Pulkkinen, Pyrin.0.8 
 8. Dolenc, Tapiolan.0.7 
 9. Nuolivirta, ToPo A.0.7 
 10. Cooper, SayRi0.7 


KORISLIIGA: Kouvot upset ToPo - by Rauno Hurmalainen
Korisliiga, round 8: Kouvot (Kouvola) upset tonight Top League top team Torpan Pojat (Helsinki) 87-77 (43-37) after 13 lead changes and eight ties. Samuli Vanttaja (210-F/C-91) scored 17 points for the hosts. American G Josh Gonner (188-G-82, college: S.Carolina) netted 17 pts as well. 19-year-old Aleksi Akpaso (192-G-92) had his career high 14 pts - the second time this week. ToPo (5-2) was led by Timo Heinonen (198-F-81) (15 pts) and Carl Lindbom (204-F-91) (13 pts). Vilpas (Salo) lost at home vs Bisons (Loimaa) 60-68 (33-29). Vilpas scored tiny four points during the third quarter (4-15) and Bisons never gave the lead away after that. Emmanuel Holloway (188-G-86, college: Illinois St.) led Vilpas (2-6) with 17 pts. Bisons (5-2) got 22 pts from Martin Zeno (196-G-85, college: Texas Tech) and 20 pts from Jeb Ivey (190-G-80, college: Portland St.).
Kouvot - Torpan Pojat 87-77 (43-37). (Samuli Vanttaja 17/6, Josh Gonner 17, Aleksi Akpaso 14 - Timo Heinonen 15, Carl Lindbom 13, Chase Griffin 13. A: 972).
Vilpas - Bisons 60-68 (33-29). (Emmanuel Holloway 17, Roope Ahonen 11, Samu Kaaresvirta 10 - Martin Zeno 22, Jeb Ivey 20, Ryan McDade 11/10. A: 1120).
Division 1.:
Lapua - SayRi 107-70 (59-36). (Walter Baxley 42, Eric Williams 22, Juhamatti Turja 10 - Sami Mantymaa 17, Eetu Nieminen 16, Kenneth Cooper 13/13).




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NM1 Round 6: Change at the top of the standings - by Eurobasket News
There were just 6 rounds played in Regular Season of NM1 and we can clearly see which teams will fight for top positions and which will try to avoid bottom places. The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with change at the leadership position and favorites losing the games.

NM1 round 6 caused change at the leadership position. First defeat of league's leader Roche (5-1) against tenth ranked Blois (4-2) 87-71 was the most important game of the last round. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Roche. Blois forced 20 Roche turnovers. It was a good game for guard Gary Staelens (189-G-84) who led his team to a victory with 30 points and 6 assists. Finnish forward Ville Kaunisto (204-82) contributed with 12 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. Bahamas power forward Lavar Simmons (201-83, college: Master's) replied with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 13 rebounds for Roche. Blois moved-up to fifth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Roche at the other side still keeps top position with one game lost. They were joined at the leadership position by Souffel who have the same record. Roche will play next round against Orchesien BC trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Blois will try to continue on its current victory against seventeenth ranked CFBB in Paris.
Bottom-ranked CFBB is still unable to win any game. This time they lost on the road their sixth consecutive match to fifth ranked Saint-Quentin (4-2) 90-57. Forward Julien Lesieu (199-83) scored 19 points and 7 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Darnell Williams chipped in 15 points and 6 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) during the contest. The best for the losing side was power forward Mouhammadou Jaiteh (201-94) with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 10 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. Saint-Quentin maintains fifth position with 4-2 record, which they share with 3 other teams. CFBB at the other side still closes the standings with six games lost. They share the position with Montbrison. Saint-Quentin will play against Stade Clermont (#15) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. CFBB will play against Blois and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Bottom-ranked Montbrison is still unable to win any game. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their sixth consecutive match to second ranked Souffelweyersheim (5-1) 69-64 on Saturday evening. Frederic Broliron notched 13 points and 5 rebounds to lead the effort. Even 14 points and 8 rebounds by James St Robert did not help to save the game for Montbrison. Montbrison's coach Yves Peyron rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Souffelweyersheim have a solid four-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with 3 other teams. Newly promoted Montbrison still closes the standings with six games lost. They share the position with CFBB. Souffelweyersheim will meet at home league's second-placed Charleville-Mezieres in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Montbrison will play against Le Puy ASMB (#14) in Le Puy en Velay and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
The game in Sorgues was also worth to mention about. 7th ranked Chartres (3-3) played at the court of eighth ranked Sorgues (4-2). Sorgues defeated Chartres 95-81. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Chartres. The best player for the winners was Damien Griffin who scored 22 points and 9 rebounds. Chartres' coach tested ten players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Sorgues moved-up to fifth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Newly promoted Chartres dropped to the ninth position with three games lost. Sorgues' next round opponent will be Etendard de Brest (#12) on the road and are hoping to win another game. Chartres will play against Lievin Basket and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Vendee Challans (3-3) and Orchesien BC (4-2), which took place in Orchies. 6th ranked Vendee Challans lost to ninth ranked Orchesien BC in a road game 71-83 on Saturday. It was a good game for Jahsha Bluntt who led his team to a victory with 25 points and 5 rebounds (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line). Orchesien BC have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fifth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Vendee Challans dropped to the ninth position with three games lost. Orchesien BC will face higher ranked Roche (#3) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Vendee Challans will play against Cognac (#4).

There were no big surprises in other games of round 6: Le Puy was smashed by Angers BC 49 on the road 84-60. Cognac destroyed Rueil on its own court 87-66. Brest unfortunately lost to Charleville in a road game 82-98. Lievin managed to beat Clermont at home 75-69.
The most impressive performance of 6th round was 29 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists by Corey Belser of Charleville.


Blois - Roche 87-71

NM1 round 6 caused change at the leadership position. First defeat of league's leader Roche (5-1) against tenth ranked Blois (4-2) 87-71 was the most important game of the last round. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Roche. Blois forced 20 Roche turnovers. It was a good game for guard Gary Staelens (189-84) who led his team to a victory with 30 points and 6 assists. Finnish forward Ville Kaunisto (204-82) contributed with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. Four Blois players scored in double figures. Bahamas power forward Lavar Simmons (201-83, college: Master's) replied with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 13 rebounds and guard Benjamin Thomas (181-82) added 18 points in the effort for Roche. Blois moved-up to fifth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Roche at the other side still keeps top position with one game lost. They were joined at the leadership position by Souffel who have the same record. Roche will play next round against Orchesien BC trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Blois will try to continue on its current victory against seventeenth ranked CFBB in Paris.
Top scorers:
Blois: G.Staelens 30+2reb+6ast, J.Tornato 13+4reb+1ast, V.Kaunisto 12+13reb+3ast, J.Horton 12+3reb+2ast, B.Recoura 9+2reb+1ast, T.Sani 8+2reb
Roche: B.Thomas 18+2reb+3ast, M.Diallo 17+1reb+3ast, L.Simmons 13+13reb+2ast, J.Bestron 8+1reb, S.Hermenier 6+2reb, F.Bateko 5+2reb
gschID: 146965


Angers BC 49 - Le Puy 84-60

There was a small surprise when fifteenth ranked Angers BC 49 (2-4) crushed at home 13th ranked Le Puy ASMB (2-4) 84-60 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Angers BC 49. Le Puy ASMB was better in third quarter 24-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Le Puy ASMB 42-24 including a 29-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. Angers BC 49 looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. It was a good game for forward SyPir Traore (204-85) who led his team to a victory with 19 points and 7 rebounds. Center Maxime Chupin (205-89, college: Cal-Irvine) contributed with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Center Steeve Borval (202-87) replied with 21 points and 7 rebounds and Central African forward Regis Koundjia-Sindo (203-83, college: George Washington) added 12 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Le Puy ASMB. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Angers BC 49 moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Le Puy ASMB. Le Puy ASMB lost third consecutive game. Angers BC 49 will face Rueil (#16) in the next round.
Top scorers:
Angers BC 49: S.Traore 19+7reb+2ast, T.Lonzieme 15+3reb+2ast, T.Pearson 14+4reb+1ast, M.Chupin 10+12reb+2ast, P.Drouault 8+4reb+1ast, O.Sulpice 7+2reb+3ast
Le Puy: S.Borval 21+7reb+1ast, M.Gotagni 13+2reb+2ast, R.Koundjia-Sindo 12+9reb+2ast, Y.Smail 10+3reb, Y.Jacques 2+2reb, A.Daube 2+1reb+9ast
gschID: 146961


Orchy - Challans 83-71

Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Vendee Challans (3-3) and Orchesien BC (4-2), which took place in Orchies. 6th ranked Vendee Challans lost to ninth ranked Orchesien BC in a road game 71-83 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Orchesien BC. Vendee Challans was better in third quarter 22-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Orchesien BC made 22-of-27 free shots (81.5 percent) during the game. Vendee Challans was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for American guard Jahsha Bluntt (198-84, college: Delaware St., agency: David Lee services) who led his team to a victory with 25 points and 5 rebounds (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line). Serbian forward Djordje Petrovic (202-84) contributed with 16 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. American forward Josh Almanson (205-82, college: Bowling Green) replied with 22 points and 6 rebounds and guard Julien Geay (193-85) added 14 points in the effort for Vendee Challans. Orchesien BC have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fifth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Vendee Challans dropped to the ninth position with three games lost. Orchesien BC will face higher ranked Roche (#3) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Vendee Challans will play against Cognac (#4).
Top scorers:
Orchy: J.Bluntt 25+5reb+3ast, D.Petrovic 16+7reb+3ast, E.Barbry 13+3reb+4ast, R.Malet 9+4reb+1ast, O.Gouez 5+7reb, D.Cilly 5+2reb+1ast
Challans: J.Almanson 22+6reb, J.Geay 14+3reb+3ast, N.Gouacide 10+3reb, G.Renon 9+4reb+1ast, R.Boissie 9+3reb+6ast, S.Girma 7+4reb
gschID: 146962


Cognac - Rueil 87-66

Very expected game when 16th ranked Rueil (1-5) was smashed on the road by fourth ranked Cognac (5-1) 87-66 on Saturday. The game without a history. Cognac led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. It was a good game for American center Ian Caskill (207-81, college: JMU) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 13 rebounds. Guard Mathieu Bigote (187-84) contributed with 15 points and 4 assists for the winners. Four Cognac players scored in double figures. Cognac's coach Philippe Maucourant felt very confident that he used 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Naturalized Serbian center Streten Cabarkapa (204-84) replied with 18 points and 9 rebounds and forward Cedric Mansare (196-85) added 14 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Rueil. Cognac keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 3 other teams. Rueil lost fifth consecutive game. Rueil at the other side, also newcomer in the league, keeps the sixteenth place with five games lost. Cognac will face Vendee Challans (#9) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Rueil will play against Angers BC 49 (#13).
Top scorers:
Cognac: J.Godin 15+3reb+4ast, M.Bigote 15+3reb+4ast, I.Caskill 12+13reb, M.Buval 12+3reb, C.Bertorelle 10+1reb+2ast, J.Moupegnou 9+5reb+4ast
Rueil: S.Cabarkapa 18+9reb+1ast, C.Mansare 14+5reb+2ast, K.Gourari 11+8reb+1ast, G.Duro 8+3reb+5ast, G.Mdivani 7+8reb+1ast, T.Chevigny 4+1reb
gschID: 146963


St Quentin - CFBB 90-57

Bottom-ranked CFBB is still unable to win any game. This time they lost on the road their sixth consecutive match to fifth ranked Saint-Quentin (4-2) 90-57. The game without a history. Saint-Quentin led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 68 of its points in the paint compared to CFBB's 30. Saint-Quentin forced 28 CFBB turnovers. Forward Julien Lesieu (199-83) scored 19 points and 7 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and American forward Darnell Williams (200-78, college: San Jose St., agency: David Lee services) chipped in 15 points and 6 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) during the contest. Four Saint-Quentin players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was power forward Mouhammadou Jaiteh (201-94) with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 10 rebounds and forward Damien Inglis (198-95) scored 9 points. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Saint-Quentin maintains fifth position with 4-2 record, which they share with 3 other teams. CFBB at the other side still closes the standings with six games lost. They share the position with Montbrison. Saint-Quentin will play against Stade Clermont (#15) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. CFBB will play against Blois and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
St Quentin: J.Lesieu 19+7reb+1ast, K.Bichard 16+1reb+2ast, D.Williams 15+6reb+2ast, K.Howell 11+3reb+2ast, O.Romain 8+4ast, G.Sylvain 6+3reb+1ast
CFBB: M.Jaiteh 23+10reb, A.Racine 10+2reb+1ast, D.Inglis 9+2reb+3ast, Y.Morin 6+4reb+1ast, P.Rigot 4+1reb, C.Pontens 4+4reb+1ast
gschID: 146964


Montbrison - Souffel 64-69

Bottom-ranked Montbrison is still unable to win any game. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their sixth consecutive match to second ranked Souffelweyersheim (5-1) 69-64 on Saturday evening. Montbrison trailed by 16 points at halftime and as many as 17 after three quarters before a 24-12 last quarter charge cut the deficit to 64-69 at the end of the game. Guard Frederic Broliron (193-79) notched 13 points and 5 rebounds to lead the effort and naturalized Chadian forward Jacques Alingue (201-88) supported him with 9 points and 7 rebounds. Even 14 points and 8 rebounds by American power forward James St Robert (203-86, college: Dowling) did not help to save the game for Montbrison. Forward Regis Aubry (199-82) added 12 points and 10 rebounds. Montbrison's coach Yves Peyron rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Souffelweyersheim have a solid four-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with 3 other teams. Newly promoted Montbrison still closes the standings with six games lost. They share the position with CFBB. Souffelweyersheim will meet at home league's second-placed Charleville-Mezieres in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Montbrison will play against Le Puy ASMB (#14) in Le Puy en Velay and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Souffel: F.Broliron 13+5reb+1ast, J.Bach 11+4reb, J.Tschamber 9+2reb+3ast, J.Alingue 9+7reb+1ast, S.Kancel 8+3reb+1ast, M.M'Bodji 8+2reb+2ast
Montbrison: S.Salvis 14+3ast, J.St Robert 14+8reb+1ast, R.Aubry 12+10reb, C.Pegon 7+2reb+1ast, B.Tillon 6+2reb+3ast, L.Biela 5+6reb
gschID: 146957


Charleville - Brest 98-82

Very predictable result when third ranked Charleville-Mezieres (5-1) won against at home 12th ranked Etendard de Brest (2-4) 98-82 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Charleville-Mezieres. Etendard de Brest was better in third quarter 25-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Charleville-Mezieres shot 61.7 percent from the field. It was a good game for American forward Corey Belser (200-82, college: San Diego) who led his team to a victory with 29 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line). Swingman Frederic Bourdillon (193-91) contributed with 17 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Five Charleville-Mezieres players scored in double figures. American center Ian Caskill (207-81, college: JMU) replied with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds and Lithuanian forward Vaidotas Pridotkas (200-84) added 22 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Etendard de Brest. Charleville-Mezieres keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Etendard de Brest keeps the twelfth place with four games lost. Charleville-Mezieres will face league's leader Souffelweyersheim in Souffel. in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Etendard de Brest will play at home against Sorgues (#7).
Top scorers:
Charleville: C.Belser 29+9reb+5ast, D.Pistre 18+2reb, F.Bourdillon 17+5reb+4ast, T.Toney 14+6reb+1ast, N.Racon 14+2reb+3ast, C.Guillarme 6+2ast
Brest: V.Pridotkas 22+5reb, A.Liorel 19+1reb+2ast, B.VOUNANG 17+10reb+1ast, R.Lopez 8+2reb, J.Rathieuville 6+6reb+8ast, J.Doreau 6+5reb+1ast
gschID: 146958


Sorgues - Chartres 95-81

The game in Sorgues was also worth to mention about. 7th ranked Chartres (3-3) played at the court of eighth ranked Sorgues (4-2). Sorgues defeated Chartres 95-81. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Chartres. The game was mostly controlled by Sorgues. Chartres was better in third quarter 32-26. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Sorgues dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Chartres' 34. Sorgues forced 21 Chartres turnovers. The best player for the winners was American power forward Damien Griffin (203-80, college: Mountain St., agency: Hart Sports Mngm) who scored 22 points and 9 rebounds. Naturalized Moroccan guard Yassine Bassine (198-84) chipped in 21 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals. At the other side the best for losing team was Serbian center Ljubomir Avramovic (201-79) who recorded 21 points and 7 rebounds and forward Guillaume Merie (198-83) added 16 points and 4 assists respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Chartres' coach tested ten players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Sorgues moved-up to fifth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Newly promoted Chartres dropped to the ninth position with three games lost. Sorgues' next round opponent will be Etendard de Brest (#12) on the road and are hoping to win another game. Chartres will play against Lievin Basket and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Sorgues: D.Griffin 22+9reb+3ast, X.Pasut 22+4reb+2ast, Y.Bassine 21+7reb+4ast, S.Ocokoljic 11+2reb, A.Thinon 9+4ast, D.Quincy-Jones 5+2reb+1ast
Chartres: L.Avramovic 21+7reb+2ast, G.Merie 16+3reb+4ast, M.Vasic 15+3reb, Z.Bojovic 11+5reb+6ast, G.Lemon 7+3reb, A.Razafindrabe 5+2reb+3ast
gschID: 146959


Lievin - Clermont 75-69

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both thirteenth ranked Lievin Basket and 14th ranked Stade Clermont had identical 2-3 record. This time Lievin Basket used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Clermont 75-69 on Friday night. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Lievin Basket outrebounded Stade Clermont 46-33 including 21 on the offensive glass. It was a good game for S.Matthew who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 13 rebounds. Forward Aude Pierre-Joseph (194-79) contributed with 17 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Guard Bianco Matanga (188-87) replied with 17 points and forward Jonathan Beugnot (201-83, college: Clayton St.) added 10 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Stade Clermont. Four Lievin Basket and five Stade Clermont players scored in double figures. Lievin Basket (3-3) moved-up to ninth place, which they share with Challans and Chartres. Loser Stade Clermont dropped to the twelfth position with four games lost. Lievin Basket will face Chartres (#10) in the next round. Stade Clermont will play against Saint-Quentin and be promoted back to the ProB just one year after relegation.
Top scorers:
Lievin: A.Pierre-Joseph 17+7reb+5ast, S.Matthew 17+13reb+2ast, C.Dacourt 12+4reb, S.Cretaux 11+2reb+1ast, J.Dessart 10+1reb+5ast, M.Hachi 3+4reb+1ast
Clermont: B.Matanga 17+2reb+3ast, S.Naydenov 12+4reb, M.Diakite 11+5reb+1ast, J.Beugnot 10+9reb+2ast, X.Delarue 10+3reb+5ast, J.McClark 6+8reb
gschID: 146960




ProA Round 4: JSF Nanterre records their first victory - by Eurobasket News
After 4 rounds played we can already see who rules in the ProA and who belongs to weaker ones. There was no lack of excitement in the last round games. The round ended with favorites losing the games, games ending by tiny margin and even winless team recording their first victory.

JSF Nanterre has registered their first victory this season after three consecutive loses. The win is especially important as it came on the road game in Toulon, where they edged Hyeres-Toulon (0-4) 97-94 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 15 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 6-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 97-94. JSF Nanterre dominated on the defensive end, holding Hyeres-Toulon to just 7 points in second quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Hyeres-Toulon's 40. Americans were the main players on the court. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Mykal Riley (198-85, college: Alabama) who helped to win the game recording 18 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and forward William Daniels (203-86, college: Rhode Island) who added 23 points during the contest. At the losing side power forward Rick Hughes (204-73, college: Thomas More, agency: Interperformances) responded with 31 points and 9 rebounds. JSF Nanterre (1-3) left bottom position moving up to twelfth place, which they share with 3 other teams. It was Hyeres-Toulon's fourth loss in a row. They still closes the standings with four games lost. JSF Nanterre is looking forward to face higher ranked Entente Orleans 45 (#8) at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Hyeres-Toulon will play against Paris-Levallois (#4) having rather not much hope for a victory.
ProA top team - Sluc Nancy (4-0) managed to deliver another win. This time they beat seventh ranked Poitiers (2-2) 76-66. The winners were led by naturalized Cameroonian forward Victor Samnick (203-79, college: Georgetown) who scored that evening 20 points and John Linehan supported him with 11 points, 9 assists and 4 steals. Even 18 points by American point guard James J.J. Miller (180-79, college: N.Carolina A&T, agency: Higher Vision Sports) did not help to save the game for Poitiers. Poitiers' coach Rudy Nelhomme rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Sluc Nancy have a solid four-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 4-0 record. Poitiers at the other side dropped to the sixth place with two games lost. They share the position with 5 other teams. Sluc Nancy will play against ASVEL (#6) in Villeurbanne in the next round where they are favorite. Poitiers will play at home against Gravelines-Dunkerque and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
A very close game took place in JDA Dijon between Chalon/Saor and JDA Dijon. Eighth ranked Chalon/Saor (3-1) got a very close victory on the road over 11th ranked JDA Dijon (1-3). Chalon/Saor managed to escape with a 2-point win 77-75 on Friday evening. Blake Schilb fired 21 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Bobby Dixon produced a double-double by scoring 22 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists for lost side. Chalon/Saor moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams. Newly promoted JDA Dijon dropped to the twelfth position with three games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Chalon/Saor will meet at home Strasbourg IG (#10) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. JDA Dijon will play against Le Mans.
A very interesting game took place in Le Havre. It ended with only three-point home defeat of 11th ranked STB Le Havre (1-3) to sixth ranked Le Mans (3-1) 89-86 on Saturday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. It was a very good performance for Joao Paulo Batista who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 31 points and 10 rebounds. Le Mans moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams. STB Le Havre at the other side dropped to the twelfth position with three games lost. Le Mans' next round opponent will be JDA Dijon (#12) at home and are hoping to win another game. STB Le Havre will play against Chorale de Roanne.
Important game to mention about took place in Levallois. Sixth ranked Paris-Levallois (3-1) saved a 3-point victory at home edging 9th ranked Chorale de Roanne (2-2) 95-92 on Friday evening. Americans were the main players on the court also this time. Worth to mention a great performance of Jawad Williams who helped to win the game recording 26 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Paris-Levallois moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Chorale de Roanne dropped to the sixth position with two games lost. Paris-Levallois will face bottom-ranked Hyeres-Toulon (#16) at home in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Chorale de Roanne will play against STB Le Havre (#13).

There were no shocking results in the other games in round 4: Strasbourg lost to Orleans on the opponent's court 66-73. Cholet unfortunately lost to ASVEL in a home game 70-79. Pau-Lacq-Orthez was rolled over Gravelines on the road 60-89.



Dijon - Chalon 75-77

A very close game took place in JDA Dijon between Chalon/Saor and JDA Dijon. Eighth ranked Chalon/Saor (3-1) got a very close victory on the road over 11th ranked JDA Dijon (1-3). Chalon/Saor managed to escape with a 2-point win 77-75 on Friday evening. JDA Dijon cut a 17-point first quarter deficit to two at the end of the game. Chalon/Saor made 17-of-22 free shots (77.3 percent) during the game. American swingman Blake Schilb (200-83, college: Loyola, IL, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) fired 21 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Nigerian power forward Alade Aminu (207-87, college: Georgia Tech) chipped in a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds. American point guard Bobby Dixon (178-83, college: Troy, agency: Beo Basket) produced a double-double by scoring 22 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists and his fellow American import power forward Andre Harris (201-85, college: Fairleigh Dickinson) added 17 points respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Chalon/Saor moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams. Newly promoted JDA Dijon dropped to the twelfth position with three games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Chalon/Saor will meet at home Strasbourg IG (#10) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. JDA Dijon will play against Le Mans.
Top scorers:
Chalon: B.Schilb 21+8reb+6ast, M.Delaney 16+2reb+6ast, A.Aminu 16+11reb, A.Jordan 14+4reb+1ast, S.Tchicamboud 6+1reb, N.Lang 2+2reb
Dijon: B.Dixon 22+10reb+7ast, A.Harris 17+4reb+1ast, S.Marshall 10+1reb+2ast, R.Lewin 10+5reb, D.Melody 7+4reb+2ast, J.Leloup 5+1reb
gschID: 133522


Hyeres-Toulon - Nanterre 94-97

JSF Nanterre has registered their first victory this season after three consecutive loses. The win is especially important as it came on the road game in Toulon, where they edged Hyeres-Toulon (0-4) 97-94 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 15 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 6-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 97-94. JSF Nanterre dominated on the defensive end, holding Hyeres-Toulon to just 7 points in second quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Hyeres-Toulon's 40. Americans were the main players on the court. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Mykal Riley (198-85, college: Alabama) who helped to win the game recording 18 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and forward William Daniels (203-86, college: Rhode Island) who added 23 points during the contest. At the losing side power forward Rick Hughes (204-73, college: Thomas More, agency: Interperformances) responded with 31 points and 9 rebounds and guard Kareem Reid (178-75, college: Arkansas) scored 9 points, 6 rebounds and 14 assists. Five JSF Nanterre and four Hyeres-Toulon players scored in double figures. JSF Nanterre (1-3) left bottom position moving up to twelfth place, which they share with 3 other teams. It was Hyeres-Toulon's fourth loss in a row. They still closes the standings with four games lost. JSF Nanterre is looking forward to face higher ranked Entente Orleans 45 (#8) at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Hyeres-Toulon will play against Paris-Levallois (#4) having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Nanterre: W.Daniels 23+2reb, M.Riley 18+5reb+4ast, R.Covile 13+6reb, X.Corosine 13+4reb+3ast, L.Akono 10+4reb+5ast, S.Brun 8+2reb+4ast
Hyeres-Toulon: R.Hughes 31+9reb+2ast, D.Krupalija 18+4reb+2ast, M.Faye 15+3reb+2ast, P.Morlende 14+5reb+2ast, K.Reid 9+6reb+14ast, L.Labeyrie 6+1reb
gschID: 133516


Le Havre - Le Mans 86-89

A very interesting game took place in Le Havre. It ended with only three-point home defeat of 11th ranked STB Le Havre (1-3) to sixth ranked Le Mans (3-1) 89-86 on Saturday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. STB Le Havre was ahead by 6 points after three quarters before a 32-23 charge of Le Mans, which allowed them to win the game. They made 18-of-21 charity shots (85.7 percent) during the game. It was a very good performance for Brazilian power forward Joao Paulo Batista (207-81, college: Gonzaga) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 31 points and 10 rebounds. American point guard Taylor Rochestie (185-85, college: Washington St.) contributed with 21 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists for the winners. American-Venezuelan guard John Cox (195-81, college: USF) replied with 21 points and 5 assists and American guard Nic Wise (178-87, college: Arizona) added 24 points and 5 assists in the effort for STB Le Havre. Le Mans moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams. STB Le Havre at the other side dropped to the twelfth position with three games lost. Le Mans' next round opponent will be JDA Dijon (#12) at home and are hoping to win another game. STB Le Havre will play against Chorale de Roanne.
Top scorers:
Le Mans: J.Paulo Batista 31+10reb+1ast, T.Rochestie 21+7reb+9ast, M.Sommerville 14+11reb, A.Acker 9+1reb+7ast, C.Kahudi 9+3reb+1ast, M.Kouguere 3
Le Havre: N.Wise 24+1reb+5ast, J.Cox 21+4reb+5ast, N.Pope 19+9reb, G.Jenkins 8+2reb, O.Camara 6+4reb, B.Boddicker 6+7reb+4ast
gschID: 133517


Nancy - Poitiers 76-66

ProA top team - Sluc Nancy (4-0) managed to deliver another win. This time they beat seventh ranked Poitiers (2-2) 76-66. The hosts were ahead by 7 points but lost the second period ending it with a 1-point deficit before their 21-10 run, which allowed them to win the game. Sluc Nancy shot 23 for 34 from the free-throw line, while Poitiers only scored two points from the stripe. Sluc Nancy forced 21 Poitiers turnovers. Poitiers was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. The winners were led by naturalized Cameroonian forward Victor Samnick (203-79, college: Georgetown) who scored that evening 20 points and American guard John Linehan (175-78, college: Providence) supported him with 11 points, 9 assists and 4 steals. Four Sluc Nancy players scored in double figures. Even 18 points by American point guard James J.J. Miller (180-79, college: N.Carolina A&T, agency: Higher Vision Sports) did not help to save the game for Poitiers. The former international power forward Pape Badiane (207-80, college: Cleveland St.) added 10 points and 7 rebounds for lost side. Poitiers' coach Rudy Nelhomme rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Sluc Nancy have a solid four-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 4-0 record. Poitiers at the other side dropped to the sixth place with two games lost. They share the position with 5 other teams. Sluc Nancy will play against ASVEL (#6) in Villeurbanne in the next round where they are favorite. Poitiers will play at home against Gravelines-Dunkerque and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Nancy: V.Samnick 20+4reb+1ast, P.Amagou 16+1ast, J.Linehan 11+3reb+9ast, A.Akingbala 10+6reb+1ast, J.Shuler 8+4reb+4ast, N.Batum 7+4reb+2ast
Poitiers: J.J.J. Miller 18+2ast, A.Grant 11+2reb+3ast, P.Badiane 10+7reb+2ast, R.Wright 7+2reb+1ast, E.Fournier 7+2reb+2ast, K.Younger 6+5reb
gschID: 133518


Orleans - Strasbourg 73-66

There was a minor upset when one of their biggest challengers Strasbourg IG (2-2) was defeated on the road by twelfth ranked Entente Orleans 45 (2-2) 73-66 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 3 points after three quarters before their 21-11 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Cedrick Banks (190-81, college: Ill.-Chicago, agency: Higher Vision Sports) who helped to win the game recording 16 points and the former international point guard Marc-Antoine Pellin (169-87) who added 6 points and 10 assists during the contest. At the losing side American forward Chris Oliver (198-85, college: Radford) responded with 12 points and 8 rebounds and his fellow American import guard Kevin Anderson (182-88, college: Richmond) scored 18 points. Four Strasbourg IG players scored in double figures. Entente Orleans 45 moved-up to sixth place, which they share with 5 other teams including defeated Strasbourg IG. Entente Orleans 45 will face JSF Nanterre (#14) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game.
Top scorers:
Orleans: C.Banks 16+1reb+2ast, A.Sy 11+2reb+3ast, D.Monds 10+7reb, B.Greene 8+5reb+2ast, Y.Sangare 8+1reb+1ast, G.Joseph 7+4reb+1ast
Strasbourg: K.Anderson 18+3reb, J.Harper 12+5reb, C.Oliver 12+8reb+1ast, L.Allen 11+5reb+3ast, R.Greer 6+4reb+6ast, A.M'Baye 5+1reb
gschID: 133519


Paris-Levallois - Roanne 95-92

Important game to mention about took place in Levallois. Sixth ranked Paris-Levallois (3-1) saved a 3-point victory at home edging 9th ranked Chorale de Roanne (2-2) 95-92 on Friday evening. The hosts trailed by 8 points after three quarters before their 29-18 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Chorale de Roanne was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. Americans were the main players on the court also this time. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Jawad Williams (204-83, college: N.Carolina) who helped to win the game recording 26 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists and guard Eric Chatfield (191-79, college: N.Mexico) who added 26 points and 4 assists during the contest. At the losing side point guard Andre Barrett (175-82, college: Seton Hall, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) responded with 16 points and 5 assists and swingman John Holland (195-88, college: Boston U.) scored 18 points. Four Paris-Levallois and five Chorale de Roanne players scored in double figures. Paris-Levallois moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Chorale de Roanne dropped to the sixth position with two games lost. Paris-Levallois will face bottom-ranked Hyeres-Toulon (#16) at home in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Chorale de Roanne will play against STB Le Havre (#13).
Top scorers:
Paris-Levallois: E.Chatfield 26+3reb+4ast, J.Williams 26+8reb+5ast, D.Noel 14+3reb+3ast, L.Hamilton 13+3reb, M.Morandais 8+3reb+1ast, T.Meacham 4+3reb+5ast
Roanne: J.Holland 18+2reb+3ast, D.Page 17+2reb+4ast, A.Barrett 16+4reb+5ast, U.Nsonwu-Amadi 14+6reb+1ast, P.Braud 12+3reb+4ast, T.Larrouquis 10+5reb+2ast
gschID: 133520


Cholet - ASVEL 70-79

There was a small surprise when tenth ranked ASVEL (2-2) defeated on the road 8th ranked Cholet (2-2) 79-70 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 47-34 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international point guard Tony Parker (183-82) who helped to win the game recording 19 points, 5 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals and American power forward Hilton Armstrong (208-84, college: Connecticut) who added 13 points and 10 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side American point guard Talor Battle (182-88, college: Penn St.) responded with 14 points and 4 assists and his fellow American import forward Randal Falker (201-85, college: S.Illinois) scored 7 points and 10 rebounds. ASVEL moved-up to sixth place, which they share with 5 other teams including defeated Cholet. ASVEL will face league's leader Sluc Nancy at home in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
Top scorers:
ASVEL: T.Parker 19+5reb+7ast, H.Armstrong 13+10reb+1ast, P.Goss 9+5reb+2ast, L.Westermann 9+2reb, E.Jackson 8+4reb, K.Tillie 8+2reb+1ast
Cholet: T.Battle 14+3reb+4ast, D.Nichols 11+3reb+1ast, R.Duport 10+7reb, C.Parsons 9+4reb+2ast, W.Gradit 8+4reb+1ast, R.Falker 7+10reb+2ast
gschID: 133521


Gravelines - Pau-Lacq-Orthez 89-60

Not a big story in a game when 13th ranked Pau-Lacq-Orthez (1-3) was rolled over on the road by fifth ranked Gravelines-Dunkerque (3-1) 89-60 on Saturday. The game without a history. Gravelines-Dunkerque led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 23-of-26 free shots (88.5 percent) during the game. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Pape Sy (197-88) who helped to win the game recording 25 points and American power forward J.K. Edwards (202-82, college: UNLV, agency: Hoops Ambassadors) who added 12 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side American point guard Mustafa Shakur (190-84, college: Arizona) responded with 14 points and 4 assists and Slovenian forward Marko Maravic (201-79) scored 8 points and 7 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Gravelines-Dunkerque have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams. Pau-Lacq-Orthez lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the twelfth position with three games lost. Gravelines-Dunkerque will face Poitiers (#7) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. Pau-Lacq-Orthez will play against Cholet (#11) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Gravelines: P.Sy 25+4reb+1ast, A.Albicy 13+1reb+4ast, J.Edwards 12+6reb+2ast, L.Vaty 9+2reb, D.Issa 9+7reb+1ast, Y.Bokolo 6+3reb+2ast
Pau-Lacq-Orthez: M.Shakur 14+4reb+4ast, S.Rimac 10+3reb, T.Gipson 8+2reb+3ast, A.Mendy 8+4reb+1ast, M.Maravic 8+7reb, C.Elonu 6+4reb
gschID: 133515




ProB Round 5: SO Maritime Boulogne defeats leader Fos Ouest - by Eurobasket News
There were just five rounds played in Regular Season of ProB and we can clearly see which teams will fight for top positions and which will try to avoid bottom places. The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with loss of the undefeated team, favorites losing the games and even winless team recording their first victory.

The most surprising game was the first loss of undefeated Fos Ouest (4-1) at the home court on Friday night. Hosts were defeated by seventh ranked SO Maritime Boulogne (3-2) 91-78. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Fos Ouest. The guests trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 45-31 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Naturalized American Tony Stanley (194-77, college: Dayton) orchestrated the victory by scoring 35 points (!!!). American Corey Rouse (204-84, college: E.Carolina, agency: Court Side) contributed with 14 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. American Bill Clark (195-88, college: Duquesne) answered with 18 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for Fos Ouest. SO Maritime Boulogne moved-up to fifth place, which they share with 4 other teams. Fos Ouest at the other side dropped to the third position with one game lost. They share it with Bordeaux. SO Maritime Boulogne is looking forward to face JA Vichy (#16) at home in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Fos Ouest will play against Denain Voltaire (#15) and is hoping to win this game.
JA Vichy's fans can celebrate the first win of their team after four consecutive loses. The victory is especially important as they defeated much higher ranked Lille Metropole (1-4) 65-60. American forward Jonte Flowers (196-85, college: Winona St., agency: Warren Sports International) stepped up and scored 11 points and 6 rebounds for the winners and Mathieu Guichard chipped in 14 points. American Steve Smith (200-81, college: Iona) responded with 16 points. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. JA Vichy left bottom position moving up to thirteenth place, which they share with 5 other teams including defeated Lille Metropole. JA Vichy will play against higher ranked SO Maritime Boulogne (#6) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Lille Metropole will play against the league's second-placed Limoges CSP Elite (#2) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
ProB top team - Boulazac Basket (5-0) added another victory to their record on Saturday. This time they beat eighth ranked SPO Rouen (2-3) 86-80. Amadi McKenzie nailed 23 points and 6 rebounds for the winning side. Klemensas Patiejunas came up with 19 points and 4 assists for SPO Rouen in the defeat. Undefeated Boulazac Basket have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain first place with 5-0 record, which they share with Limoges. Loser SPO Rouen dropped to the tenth position with three games lost. They share it with Bourg and Le Portel. Boulazac Basket will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. SPO Rouen will play against Nantes (#7) and hope to secure a win.
A very interesting game took place in Bordeaux. It ended with only one-point defeat on the road of 16th ranked Aix-Maurienne (1-4) to fourth ranked Bordeaux (4-1) 83-82 on Friday evening. Host team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. The best player for the winners was Kurt Cunningham who had a double-double by scoring 26 points and 11 rebounds. The victory was the third consecutive win for Bordeaux. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Fos Ouest. Aix-Maurienne lost their third game in a row. They dropped to the thirteenth position with four games lost. Bordeaux's next round opponent will be JL Bourg (#12) on the road and are hoping to win another game. Aix-Maurienne will play against Chalons-Reims.
The game between leader Limoges CSP Elite (5-0) and 13th ranked Denain Voltaire (1-4) in Limoges on Saturday ended with biggest points difference. Limoges CSP Elite outscored guests from Denain 106-72. American players dominated the game. Landon Milbourne orchestrated the victory by scoring 35 points (!!!) and 8 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. The victory was the fifth consecutive win for Limoges CSP Elite. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Boulazac. Denain Voltaire lost their third game in a row. Newly promoted team keeps the thirteenth place with four games lost. Limoges CSP Elite will face Lille Metropole (#18) on the road in the next round which should be another easy win for them. Denain Voltaire will play against Fos Ouest (#4).

There were no big surprises in other games of round 5: St Vallier beat Quimper on the road 80-73. Le Portel lost to Evreux on its own court 77-90. Bourg was outscored by Nantes in a road game 55-74. Chalons-Reims rolled over Antibes at home 82-58.



Quimper - St Vallier 73-80

No shocking result in a game when tenth ranked Saint Vallier (3-2) beat on the road 15th ranked Quimper UJAP (1-4) 80-73 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 5-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 80-73. Saint Vallier dominated down low during the game scoring 46 of its points in the paint compared to Quimper UJAP's 22. American point guard Kyle Shiloh (191-85, college: Nevada) orchestrated the victory by scoring 26 points and 6 rebounds. David Denave (195-85) contributed with 16 points and 6 assists for the winners. Four Saint Vallier players scored in double figures. Liberian-American Pele Paelay (193-84, college: Co.Carolina) answered with 21 points and 6 rebounds and Aurelien Salmon (204-87) added 14 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Quimper UJAP. The victory was the third consecutive win for Saint Vallier. They moved-up to fifth place, which they share with 4 other teams. Quimper UJAP lost their fourth game in a row. They dropped to the thirteenth position with four games lost. Saint Vallier will have a break next round. Quimper UJAP will play at home against Le Portel (#11) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
St Vallier: K.Shiloh 26+6reb+3ast, D.Denave 16+3reb+6ast, S.Barrett 14+9reb+1ast, D.Diarra 11+4reb, T.Terrell 8+4reb+1ast, F.Tortosa 3+2reb+1ast
Quimper: P.Paelay 21+6reb+1ast, A.Salmon 14+9reb+2ast, J.Williams 13+4reb, A.Mendy 8+2reb+3ast, G.Lessort 5+3reb+2ast, F.Thibedore 3+2ast
gschID: 139505


Vichy - Lille 65-60

JA Vichy's fans can celebrate the first win of their team after four consecutive loses. The victory is especially important as they defeated much higher ranked Lille Metropole (1-4) 65-60. Lille Metropole was ahead by 5 points at the halftime before a 23-9 third quarter run of JA Vichy. They made 18-of-21 charity shots (85.7 percent) during the game. American forward Jonte Flowers (196-85, college: Winona St., agency: Warren Sports International) stepped up and scored 11 points and 6 rebounds for the winners and guard Mathieu Guichard (188-88) chipped in 14 points. American Steve Smith (200-81, college: Iona) responded with 16 points and point guard Aurelien Rigaux (178-88) scored 12 points and 6 assists. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. JA Vichy left bottom position moving up to thirteenth place, which they share with 5 other teams including defeated Lille Metropole. JA Vichy will play against higher ranked SO Maritime Boulogne (#6) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Lille Metropole will play against the league's second-placed Limoges CSP Elite (#2) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
Vichy: M.Guichard 14+2reb+1ast, J.Flowers 11+6reb+2ast, A.Eito 10+5reb+1ast, A.Franklin 9+6reb+1ast, D.Curtis 8+7reb, B.Jean 8+1ast
Lille: S.Smith 16+4reb+1ast, A.Rigaux 12+2reb+6ast, B.Gillet 10+2reb+2ast, N.Taccoen 8+5reb+2ast, C.Marshall 5+3reb, M.Sy 4+4reb+1ast
gschID: 139506


Limoges - Denain 106-72

The game between leader Limoges CSP Elite (5-0) and 13th ranked Denain Voltaire (1-4) in Limoges on Saturday ended with biggest points difference. Limoges CSP Elite outscored guests from Denain 106-72. The game without a history. Limoges CSP Elite led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Limoges CSP Elite forced 20 Denain Voltaire turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists. American players dominated the game. Landon Milbourne (201-87, college: Maryland) orchestrated the victory by scoring 35 points (!!!) and 8 rebounds. Guard Kyle McAlarney (185-87, college: Notre Dame) contributed with 19 points and 6 assists (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) for the winners. Four Limoges CSP Elite players scored in double figures. Power forward Juwann James (198-87, college: JMU) answered with 18 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists and power forward Ryan Rossiter (204-89, college: Siena) added 17 points and 11 rebounds in the effort for Denain Voltaire. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. The victory was the fifth consecutive win for Limoges CSP Elite. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Boulazac. Denain Voltaire lost their third game in a row. Newly promoted team keeps the thirteenth place with four games lost. Limoges CSP Elite will face Lille Metropole (#18) on the road in the next round which should be another easy win for them. Denain Voltaire will play against Fos Ouest (#4).
Top scorers:
Limoges: L.Milbourne 35+8reb+1ast, K.McAlarney 19+1reb+6ast, C.Massie 16+6reb+1ast, R.Desroses 11+8reb+3ast, S.Traore 8+2reb+1ast, J.Gomis 8+1reb+3ast
Denain: J.James 18+6reb+6ast, R.Rossiter 17+11reb+1ast, F.Minet 11+2reb+3ast, A.Naji 8+2reb, R.Brocheray 7+2reb, N.Rohnert 6+5reb+2ast
gschID: 151884


Le Portel - Evreux 77-90

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both fifth ranked ALM Evreux and 12th ranked Le Portel had identical 2-2 record. But Le Portel was not able to use a home court advantage and lost to the opponent from Evreux 90-77 on Friday night. The game was mostly controlled by ALM Evreux. Le Portel was better in fourth quarter 24-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. ALM Evreux dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Le Portel's 28. American players dominated also this game. Power forward Jeremiah Wood (200-85, agency: Court Side) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 13 rebounds. point guard Austen Rowland (186-81, college: Lehigh, agency: Court Side) contributed with 24 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Four ALM Evreux players scored in double figures. point guard Ronnie Taylor (188-81, college: NC-Greensboro, agency: Court Side) answered with 27 points and 4 assists (perfect behind the arc making all five shots) and swingman Chris Davis (195-80, college: N.Texas, agency: Court Side) added 21 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Le Portel. ALM Evreux maintains fifth place with 3-2 record, which they share with 4 other teams. Loser Le Portel dropped to the tenth position with three games lost. ALM Evreux will face Olympique Antibes (#17) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Le Portel will play against Quimper UJAP (#14).
Top scorers:
Evreux: J.Wood 25+13reb+3ast, A.Rowland 24+5reb+5ast, S.Ho You Fat 15+2reb, G.Costentin 10+2reb+1ast, M.Correa 7+5reb, L.Konate 6+3reb+2ast
Le Portel: R.Taylor 27+2reb+4ast, C.Davis 21+8reb+1ast, M.Labeyrie 12+4reb+2ast, J.Ludon 8+3reb, I.Sy 5+2reb+3ast, N.Wyatte 4+5reb
gschID: 139501


Nantes - Bourg 74-55

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both ninth ranked Nantes and 11th ranked JL Bourg had identical 2-2 record. This time Nantes used a home court advantage and rolled over the opponent from Bourg 74-55 on Saturday night. The game without a history. Nantes 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. Nantes forced 23 JL Bourg turnovers. Naturalized Swiss power forward David Ramseyer (200-87) orchestrated the victory by scoring 20 points and 5 rebounds. Naturalized American guard David Fergerson (185-78, college: St.Louis) contributed with 16 points and 5 assists for the winners. Nantes' coach Guillaume Quintard used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Senegalese center Ousmane Barro (207-84, college: Marquette) answered with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 10 rebounds and naturalized Greek guard Angelo Tsagarakis (190-84) added 16 points in the effort for JL Bourg. Nantes (3-2) moved-up to fifth place, which they share with 4 other teams. JL Bourg lost their third game in a row. They dropped to the tenth position with three games lost. Nantes will face SPO Rouen (#10) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. JL Bourg will play against Bordeaux.
Top scorers:
Nantes: D.Ramseyer 20+5reb+1ast, O.Bardet 16+4reb, D.Fergerson 16+4reb+5ast, M.Drame 7+2reb+1ast, N.Gayon 6+4reb+1ast, D.Burke 4+6reb
Bourg: A.Tsagarakis 16+3reb+1ast, O.Barro 10+10reb, M.Sonko 8+6reb+1ast, J.Delhomme 7+3reb+1ast, J.Sanchez 4+3reb+2ast, I.Koma 3+4reb
gschID: 139502


Chalons-Reims - Antibes 82-58

Not a big story in a game when 17th ranked Olympique Antibes (1-4) was outscored on the road by eleventh ranked Chalons-Reims (3-2) 82-58 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Chalons-Reims. Olympique Antibes was better in fourth quarter 23-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Chalons-Reims dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Olympique Antibes' 26. Chalons-Reims forced 25 Olympique Antibes turnovers. American-Irish point guard Bryan Mullins (185-87, college: S.Illinois) orchestrated the victory by scoring 15 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists. point guard Etienne Plateau (192-86) contributed with 13 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Five Chalons-Reims players scored in double figures. Senegalese power forward Malick Badiane (211-84) answered with 9 points and 11 rebounds and the former international point guard Steeve Essart (180-78) added 14 points and 4 assists in the effort for Olympique Antibes. Chalons-Reims moved-up to fifth place, which they share with 4 other teams. Loser Olympique Antibes dropped to the thirteenth position with four games lost. Chalons-Reims will face Aix-Maurienne (#13) in Aix-les-Bains in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Olympique Antibes will play at home against ALM Evreux.
Top scorers:
Chalons-Reims: B.Mullins 15+6reb+8ast, C.Daniels 14+5reb, R.Mels 13+4reb+1ast, E.Plateau 13+7reb+2ast, G.Chathuant 10+4reb, K.Corre 6+5reb
Antibes: S.Essart 14+4ast, M.Courby 9+5reb+1ast, B.Monclar 9+2reb+1ast, M.Badiane 9+11reb+3ast, Y.Siegwarth 8+1reb, J.Allen 6+6reb
gschID: 139503


Rouen - Boulazac 80-86

ProB top team - Boulazac Basket (5-0) added another victory to their record on Saturday. This time they beat eighth ranked SPO Rouen (2-3) 86-80. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 30-23. But SPO Rouen won second period 22-21. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a great shooting night for Boulazac Basket especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 60.0 percentage. American Amadi McKenzie (201-86) nailed 23 points and 6 rebounds for the winning side and his fellow American import Ryan Ayers (201-86, college: Notre Dame) accounted for 16 points, 5 rebounds and 4 blocks (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Lithuanian-Slovenian point guard Klemensas Patiejunas (186-77) came up with 19 points and 4 assists and power forward Charles-Henri Bronchard (199-82, agency: Court Side) added 14 points and 8 rebounds respectively for SPO Rouen in the defeat. Five SPO Rouen players scored in double figures. Boulazac Basket have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain first place with 5-0 record, which they share with Limoges. Loser SPO Rouen dropped to the tenth position with three games lost. They share it with Bourg and Le Portel. Boulazac Basket will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. SPO Rouen will play against Nantes (#7) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Boulazac: A.McKenzie 23+6reb, R.Ayers 16+5reb, D.Monroe 14+6reb, F.Adjiwanou 8+8reb+2ast, S.Njoya 7+2reb+4ast, T.Dubiez 6+1reb+2ast
Rouen: K.Patiejunas 19+3reb+4ast, A.Dunn 16+6reb+1ast, C.Bronchard 14+8reb+2ast, T.Rupert 12+6reb+2ast, J.Siggers 11+3reb+1ast, P.Poupet 5+1reb+1ast
gschID: 139504


Bordeaux - Maurienne 83-82

A very interesting game took place in Bordeaux. It ended with only one-point defeat on the road of 16th ranked Aix-Maurienne (1-4) to fourth ranked Bordeaux (4-1) 83-82 on Friday evening. Host team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. The hosts were already 13 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 35-23 Aix-Maurienne's run in the last quarter cut the lead to 83-82 at the end of the game. The best player for the winners was American power forward Kurt Cunningham (205-87, college: Boise St.) who had a double-double by scoring 26 points and 11 rebounds. point guard Gauthier Darrigand (184-82) chipped in 15 points and 5 assists. American Wilbert Brown (199-84, college: Niagara, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) produced a double-double by scoring 18 points and 15 rebounds and American-DR Congolese power forward Bambale Osby (203-86, college: Maryland) added 11 points and 11 rebounds respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. The victory was the third consecutive win for Bordeaux. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Fos Ouest. Aix-Maurienne lost their third game in a row. They dropped to the thirteenth position with four games lost. Bordeaux's next round opponent will be JL Bourg (#12) on the road and are hoping to win another game. Aix-Maurienne will play against Chalons-Reims.
Top scorers:
Bordeaux: K.Cunningham 26+11reb+2ast, G.Darrigand 15+1reb+5ast, B.Diaw 13+4reb+3ast, O.Bassett 10+3reb+3ast, M.Doubal 8+2reb+1ast, J.Ford 6+2reb+2ast
Maurienne: W.Brown 18+15reb, D.Tucker 17+1reb+1ast, S.Darnauzan 15+5ast, B.Osby 11+11reb, J.Ekanga-Ehawa 9+5reb+3ast, M.Houmounou 6
gschID: 139499


Fos Ouest - Boulogne 78-91

The most surprising game was the first loss of undefeated Fos Ouest (4-1) at the home court on Friday night. Hosts were defeated by seventh ranked SO Maritime Boulogne (3-2) 91-78. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Fos Ouest. The guests trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 45-31 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Naturalized American Tony Stanley (194-77, college: Dayton) orchestrated the victory by scoring 35 points (!!!). American Corey Rouse (204-84, college: E.Carolina, agency: Court Side) contributed with 14 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. American Bill Clark (195-88, college: Duquesne) answered with 18 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and point guard Edouard Choquet (187-88) added 11 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for Fos Ouest. Five Fos Ouest players scored in double figures. SO Maritime Boulogne moved-up to fifth place, which they share with 4 other teams. Fos Ouest at the other side dropped to the third position with one game lost. They share it with Bordeaux. SO Maritime Boulogne is looking forward to face JA Vichy (#16) at home in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Fos Ouest will play against Denain Voltaire (#15) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Boulogne: T.Stanley 35+3reb, C.Rouse 14+7reb+2ast, Z.Bah 10+5reb+5ast, C.McCray 9+1reb+6ast, F.Raposo Laurencio 8+8reb, M.Le Pellec 8+2reb
Fos Ouest: B.Clark 18+6reb+4ast, P.Haquet 15+4reb, M.Dia 14+5reb+1ast, E.Choquet 11+7reb+5ast, S.Gay 10+5reb+2ast, K.Atamna 5+5reb+3ast
gschID: 139500




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


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


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


Stats Leaders - ProA
Points Per Game
 Rick HUGHES
  Hyeres-T.
  (204-C/F-73)
  Avg: 28.5
 1. Hughes, Hyeres-T.28.5 
 2. Chatfield, Paris-.23.8 
 3. Parker, AS.19.3 
 4. Rochestie, Le Mans18.3 
 5. Williams, Paris-.17.8 
 6. Gipson, Pau-Lacq.17.5 
 7. Cox, Le Havre16.7 
 8. Schilb, Chalon16.5 
 9. Anderson, Stras.16.0 
 10. Nichols, Cholet15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Akinlolu AKINGBALA
  Nancy
  (208-F-83)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Akingbala, Nancy10.3 
 2. Aminu, Chalon9.8 
 3. Elonu, Pau-Lacq.9.3 
 4. Hughes, Hyeres-T.9.0 
 5. Falker, Cholet8.5 
 6. Jackson, Roanne7.5 
 7. Armstrong, AS.7.0 
 8. Issa, Gravelines7.0 
 9. Krupalija, Hyeres.6.8 
 10. Harper, Strasbourg6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Kareem REID
  Hyeres-Toulon
  (178-G-75)
  Avg: 14.5
 1. Reid, Hyeres-Toulon14.5 
 2. Linehan, Nancy7.0 
 3. Rochestie, Le Mans6.3 
 4. Pellin, Orleans6.0 
 5. Barrett, Roanne5.8 
 6. Meacham, Paris-.5.3 
 7. Parker, AS.5.3 
 8. Albicy, Gravelines5.3 
 9. Schilb, Chalon5.0 
 10. Diabate, Roanne5.0 
Steals Per Game
 John LINEHAN
  Nancy
  (175-G-78)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Linehan, Nancy2.8 
 2. Parker, AS.2.3 
 3. Batum, Nancy2.3 
 4. Parsons, Cholet2.3 
 5. Diabate, Roanne2.3 
 6. Goss, AS.2.3 
 7. Kahudi, Le Mans2.3 
 8. Krupalija, Hyeres.2.0 
 9. Fournier, Poitiers2.0 
 10. Guillard, Poitiers2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Demetris NICHOLS
  Cholet
  (205-F-84)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Nichols, Cholet1.8 
 2. Issa, Gravelines1.5 
 3. Akingbala, Nancy1.5 
 4. Williams, Paris-.1.5 
 5. Covile, Nanterre1.5 
 6. Sy, Orleans1.3 
 7. Batista, Le Mans1.0 
 8. Gobert, Cholet1.0 
 9. Falker, Cholet1.0 
 10. Paschal, Le Havre1.0 


Stats Leaders - ProB
Points Per Game
 Juwann JAMES
  Denain
  (198-F/C-87)
  Avg: 19.2
 1. James, Denain19.2 
 2. McKenzie, Boulazac19.0 
 3. Davis, Le Portel18.8 
 4. Barro, Bourg18.4 
 5. Taylor, Le Portel18.0 
 6. Milbourne, Limoges17.8 
 7. Denave, St Vallier17.8 
 8. Franklin, Vichy17.3 
 9. Ramseyer, Nantes17.2 
 10. Gomis, Limoges16.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Christophe MASSIE
  Limoges
  (206-C/F-77)
  Avg: 12.4
 1. Massie, Limoges12.4 
 2. Wood, Evreux11.2 
 3. Prowell, St Vallier10.0 
 4. Rossiter, Denain10.0 
 5. Brown, Maurienne9.4 
 6. Allen, Antibes9.4 
 7. Daniels, Chalons-.8.8 
 8. Barro, Bourg8.6 
 9. Monroe, Boulazac8.4 
 10. Badiane, Antibes8.2 
Assists Per Game
 Donald COPELAND
  Bourg
  (177-PG-84)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Copeland, Bourg7.2 
 2. Rowland, Evreux5.6 
 3. Taylor, Le Portel5.6 
 4. Darnauzan, Mauri.5.4 
 5. Denave, St Vallier5.2 
 6. Njoya, Boulazac5.0 
 7. Choquet, Fos Ouest4.8 
 8. Atamna, Fos Ouest4.6 
 9. Gomis, Limoges4.6 
 10. Fergerson, Nantes4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Kyle SHILOH
  St Vallier
  (191-PG-85)
  Avg: 3
 1. Shiloh, St Vallier3.0 
 2. Patiejunas, Rouen2.6 
 3. Charles, Nantes2.6 
 4. Eito, Vichy2.5 
 5. Flowers, Vichy2.5 
 6. Paelay, Quimper2.4 
 7. James, Denain2.4 
 8. Sauret, Lille2.3 
 9. Milbourne, Limoges2.2 
 10. Atamna, Fos Ouest2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Sherman GAY
  Fos Ouest
  (201-PF-82)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Gay, Fos Ouest2.6 
 2. Daniels, Chalons-.1.8 
 3. Badiane, Antibes1.6 
 4. Prowell, St Vallier1.5 
 5. Massie, Limoges1.4 
 6. Ford, Bordeaux1.3 
 7. Barro, Bourg1.2 
 8. Charles, Nantes1.0 
 9. Ramseyer, Nantes1.0 
 10. Barrett, St Valli.1.0 


Stats Leaders - N1
Points Per Game
 Benjamin THOMAS
  Roche
  (181-G-82)
  Avg: 18.8
 1. Thomas, Roche18.8 
 2. Thinon, Sorgues18.0 
 3. Horton, Blois17.8 
 4. Herard, Challans17.6 
 5. Pridotkas, Brest17.4 
 6. Bigote, Cognac17.0 
 7. St Robert, Montb.17.0 
 8. Bluntt, Orchy16.8 
 9. Almanson, Challans16.8 
 10. Borval, Le Puy16.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ville KAUNISTO
  Blois
  (204-F-82)
  Avg: 12.5
 1. Kaunisto, Blois12.5 
 2. Caskill, Cognac11.2 
 3. Pearson, Angers B.9.8 
 4. Jaiteh, CFBB9.7 
 5. Pridotkas, Brest8.8 
 6. Mendy, Lievin8.3 
 7. St Robert, Montb.7.8 
 8. Aubry, Montbrison7.8 
 9. Simmons, Roche7.8 
 10. Diame, Rueil7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Fabien CALVEZ
  Charleville
  (187-G-84)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Calvez, Charleville6.8 
 2. Barbry, Orchy5.8 
 3. Brochard, Blois5.8 
 4. Geay, Challans5.0 
 5. Daube, Le Puy5.0 
 6. Dessart, Lievin4.8 
 7. Rathieuville, Brest4.6 
 8. Godin, Cognac4.3 
 9. Berquier, Chartres4.3 
 10. Sene, Le Puy4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Aurelien TOTO N''KOTE
  Roche
  (194-F-79)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Toto N''Kote, Roche3.5 
 2. Cretaux, Lievin2.7 
 3. Bigote, Cognac2.2 
 4. Calvez, Charleville2.2 
 5. Brochard, Blois2.2 
 6. Bluntt, Orchy2.0 
 7. Gourari, Rueil2.0 
 8. Bassine, Sorgues2.0 
 9. Moupegnou, Cognac2.0 
 10. Alao, Brest1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Ian CASKILL
  Cognac
  (207-C-81)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Caskill, Cognac2.4 
 2. Alingue, Souffel2.3 
 3. Diame, Rueil1.4 
 4. Mendy, Lievin1.3 
 5. Jaiteh, CFBB1.0 
 6. Ipouck, Chartres1.0 
 7. Lopez, Brest1.0 
 8. N''Diaye, Souffel1.0 
 9. Borval, Le Puy1.0 
 10. Kaunisto, Blois0.8 


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  FYR MACEDONIA   


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


Stats Leaders - Superleague
Points Per Game
 Phillip BROOKS
  ABA S.
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 32.5
 1. Brooks, ABA S.32.5 
 2. Life, Lirija24.0 
 3. Karadzovski, Torus23.3 
 4. Frye, Feni Indistr.22.0 
 5. Radulovic, Vardar22.0 
 6. Dahlman, MZT S.22.0 
 7. Janjusevic, Kuman.20.5 
 8. Boswell, ABA S.19.5 
 9. Jelesijevic, Kuman.19.0 
 10. Dimitrovski, Kozuv19.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Noah DAHLMAN
  MZT S.
  (200-F-89)
  Avg: 10
 1. Dahlman, MZT S.10.0 
 2. Simic, Lirija8.0 
 3. Frye, Feni Indistr.8.0 
 4. Mikic, Kumanovo8.0 
 5. Cole, Rabotnicki7.5 
 6. Buha, Kozuv7.5 
 7. Trajkovski, Torus7.0 
 8. Cekovski, MZT S.7.0 
 9. Knezevic, Feni I.6.8 
 10. Mitchell, Lirija6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Jarrid FRYE
  Feni Indistrija
  (194-G/F-85)
  Avg: 8
 1. Frye, Feni Indistr.8.0 
 2. Ocokoljic, Feni I.4.3 
 3. Tasevski, Vardar4.0 
 4. Cole, Rabotnicki4.0 
 5. Morban, Lirija3.7 
 6. Mijajlovic, MZT S.3.3 
 7. Radulovic, Vardar3.0 
 8. Bogoev, Rabotnicki3.0 
 9. Tasovski, Rabotnic.3.0 
 10. Samardziev, Feni3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Marko SIMONOVSKI
  Feni I.
  (194-G/F-89)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Simonovski, Feni I.3.5 
 2. Tasovski, Rabotnic.3.5 
 3. Frye, Feni Indistr.3.0 
 4. Brooks, ABA S.3.0 
 5. Stajic, Lirija2.7 
 6. Ford, Feni Indistr.2.0 
 7. Georgievski, Vardar2.0 
 8. Turner, Torus S.1.7 
 9. Morban, Lirija1.7 
 10. Ocokoljic, Feni I.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Brandon COLE
  Rabotnicki
  (203-F/C-84)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Cole, Rabotnicki2.5 
 2. Avramovski, Lirija2.0 
 3. Jelesijevic, Kuman.1.0 
 4. Chappell, ABA S.1.0 
 5. Knezevic, Feni I.1.0 
 6. Mitchell, Lirija0.7 
 7. Tasovski, Rabotnic.0.5 
 8. Kurciev, ABA S.0.5 
 9. Pajic, Vardar0.5 
 10. Bulic, Kozuv0.5 


Feni Industrija better than Mzt Skopje Aerodrom - by Tomce Stojcevski
Feni Indistrija Kavadarci remained unbeaten after 4 rounds. Last year champions beat KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom with 91-81 in the 4th round clash. The final score is not the real picture of what was going on in Kavadarci because Feni were leading by 19 at the start of 2nd half and 18 with 4 minutes remaining . Feni were leaded by Kiril Nikolovski (210-C/F-88) with 22 points and 9 rebounds. The National team and ex Mzt player stepped up from the bench and was the difference maker with 7 points and 4 rebounds during the 11-2 series that put Feni up 40-29. With this performance , he proved that Mzt Coach Aleksandar Todorov (agency: Global Sports Plaza ) was wrong this summer when was saying Nikolovski wouldnt be missed in Mzt Skopje and would not be a big signing for Feni. Frye Jarrid also had a good game with 22 points , 8 rebounds and assists.

Superleague: Round 4 - by Eurobasket News
The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated MZT Skopje (3-1) in Kavadarci on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by Feni Indistrija (4-0) 91-81. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of MZT Skopje. It was a key game for the top position in the league as both teams had the same 3-0 record before this meeting. The game was mostly controlled by Feni Indistrija. MZT Skopje managed to win third quarter 17-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Feni Indistrija dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to MZT Skopje's 36. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of American swingman Jarrid Frye (194-85, college: Sacred Heart) who helped to win the game recording 22 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists and international power forward Kiril Nikolovski (210-88) who added 22 points and 9 rebounds during the contest. Feni Indistrija's coach Emil Rajkovic used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side Serbian guard Igor Mijajlovic (193-84, agency: Global Sports Plaza) responded with 18 points and 4 assists. Feni Indistrija have a solid four-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 4-0 record. MZT Skopje at the other side dropped to the third place with one game lost. Feni Indistrija are looking forward to face ABA Strumica (#7) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. MZT Skopje's supporters also look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Skopje Vardar.
Another interesting game was a derby match between two teams from Skopje: Torus Skopje (#3) and Vardar (#5). Vardar was defeated at home 67-79 and even the fact of playing on their own court did not help. The winners were led by the former international power forward Bojan Trajkovski (206-88, agency: Global Sports Plaza) who scored that evening 17 points and 6 rebounds and Justin Reynolds supported him with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Torus Skopje's coach Slobodan Petrovski allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Even 25 points by guard Darko Radulovic (194-80) did not help to save the game for Vardar. Torus Skopje have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place. Newly promoted Vardar dropped to the fourth position with two games lost. They share it with Kumanovo and Lirija. Torus Skopje's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Skopje Lirija.
Kumanovo 2009 (#4) was upset in Gergelija by eighth ranked Kozuv 95-84. Bojan Tomasevic fired 24 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Kozuv's coach used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Milan Janjusevic produced 26 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for lost side. Kozuv (1-3) left bottom position moving up to seventh place, which they share with Rabotnicki and ABA Strumica. Loser Kumanovo 2009 keeps the fourth position with two games lost. They share it with Vardar and Lirija. Kozuv will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Kumanovo 2009 will play against Fersped-Rabotnicki (#9) in Skopje.
Fersped-Rabotnicki has registered their first victory this season after three consecutive loses. They used home court advantage to defeat ABA Strumica (1-3) 75-72. It was a very good performance for Dime Tasovski who helped to win the game recording 33 points (!!!) and 8 rebounds. Fersped-Rabotnicki's coach allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Fersped-Rabotnicki left bottom position moving up to seventh place, which they share with Kozuv and ABA Strumica. Fersped-Rabotnicki's next round opponent will be higher ranked Kumanovo 2009 (#4) on the road and it may be quite challenging game.



Rabotnicki - ABA Strumica 75-72

Fersped-Rabotnicki has registered their first victory this season after three consecutive loses. They used home court advantage to defeat ABA Strumica (1-3) 75-72. ABA Strumica was tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. It was a very good performance for the former international forward Dime Tasovski (200-80) who helped to win the game recording 33 points (!!!) and 8 rebounds. Guard Jane Petrovski (181-87) contributed with 14 points for the winners. Fersped-Rabotnicki's coach allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. American guard Jeremiah Boswell (194-82) replied with 22 points and his fellow American import center Clive Weeden (205-87, college: Dartmouth) added 16 points and 5 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) in the effort for ABA Strumica. Fersped-Rabotnicki left bottom position moving up to seventh place, which they share with Kozuv and ABA Strumica. Fersped-Rabotnicki's next round opponent will be higher ranked Kumanovo 2009 (#4) on the road and it may be quite challenging game.
Top scorers:
Rabotnicki: D.Tasovski 33+8reb, J.Petrovski 14+2reb+2ast, B.Cole 9+4reb, E.Hadzibulic 7+3reb, A.Kalanj 4+5reb+1ast, G.Uzunov 3+1reb+1ast
ABA Strumica: J.Boswell 22+2reb, C.Weeden 16+5reb, P.Brooks 13+3reb+1ast, P.Cvetkov 9+2reb+1ast, J.Kurciev 7+5reb, A.Ilasev 5+2reb+1ast
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Feni Indistrija - MZT Skopje 91-81

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated MZT Skopje (3-1) in Kavadarci on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by Feni Indistrija (4-0) 91-81. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of MZT Skopje. It was a key game for the top position in the league as both teams had the same 3-0 record before this meeting. The game was mostly controlled by Feni Indistrija. MZT Skopje managed to win third quarter 17-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Feni Indistrija dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to MZT Skopje's 36. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of American swingman Jarrid Frye (194-85, college: Sacred Heart) who helped to win the game recording 22 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists and international power forward Kiril Nikolovski (210-88) who added 22 points and 9 rebounds during the contest. Feni Indistrija's coach Emil Rajkovic used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side Serbian guard Igor Mijajlovic (193-84, agency: Global Sports Plaza) responded with 18 points and 4 assists and guard Ognen Stojanovski (190-85, agency: Global Sports Plaza) scored 18 points. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Feni Indistrija have a solid four-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 4-0 record. MZT Skopje at the other side dropped to the third place with one game lost. Feni Indistrija are looking forward to face ABA Strumica (#7) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. MZT Skopje's supporters also look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Skopje Vardar.
Top scorers:
Feni Indistrija: J.Frye 22+8reb+8ast, K.Nikolovski 22+9reb, D.Knezevic 12+3reb, V.Brckov 11+3reb+3ast, G.Samardziev 8+4reb+4ast, D.Sokolov 7+1reb+2ast
MZT Skopje: I.Mijajlovic 18+1reb+4ast, O.Stojanovski 18+2reb+1ast, C.Grimm 12+6reb+2ast, R.Stefanov 11+2reb, C.Davis 9+2reb, G.Cekovski 7+7reb+2ast
gschID: 151619


Vardar - Torus Skopje 67-79

Another interesting game was a derby match between two teams from Skopje: Torus Skopje (#3) and Vardar (#5). Vardar was defeated at home 67-79 and even the fact of playing on their own court did not help. It looked good early as Vardar took an 5-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Torus Skopje had a 17-11 second period charge getting the lead and Vardar was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 67-79. Torus Skopje shot 22 for 33 from the free-throw line, while Vardar only scored six points from the stripe. They outrebounded Vardar 42-22 including a 26-13 advantage in defensive rebounds. Vardar was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. The winners were led by the former international power forward Bojan Trajkovski (206-88, agency: Global Sports Plaza) who scored that evening 17 points and 6 rebounds and American power forward Justin Reynolds (204-88, college: Texas A&M - C.C.) supported him with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Four Torus Skopje players scored in double figures. Torus Skopje's coach Slobodan Petrovski allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Even 25 points by guard Darko Radulovic (194-80) did not help to save the game for Vardar. Guard Angel Tasevski (187-83) added 14 points and 6 assists for lost side. Torus Skopje have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place. Newly promoted Vardar dropped to the fourth position with two games lost. They share it with Kumanovo and Lirija. Torus Skopje's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Skopje Lirija.
Top scorers:
Torus Skopje: D.Karadzovski 19+1reb+2ast, B.Trajkovski 17+6reb+3ast, J.Reynolds 15+10reb, N.Karakolev 11+7reb+1ast, P.Blazevski 5+6reb+2ast, P.Turner 5+3reb+3ast
Vardar: D.Radulovic 25+1reb+3ast, A.Tasevski 14+4reb+6ast, V.Georgievski 11+4reb+1ast, A.Shterjov 8+5reb, V.Levkoski 3+1reb, P.Pajic 2+1reb
gschID: 151615


Kozuv - Kumanovo 95-84

Kumanovo 2009 (#4) was upset in Gergelija by eighth ranked Kozuv 95-84. The game was mostly controlled by Kozuv. Kumanovo 2009 managed to win second period 19-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Kumanovo 2009 33-20 including 19 on the defensive glass. Serbian guard Bojan Tomasevic (186-84) fired 24 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Serbian power forward Milos Petkovic (201-91) chipped in 21 points (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field). Four Kozuv players scored in double figures. Kozuv's coach used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Serbian forward Milan Janjusevic (196-83) produced 26 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and Serbian power forward Nemanja Jelesijevic (209-79, agency: World Sport Agency) added 19 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side. Kozuv (1-3) left bottom position moving up to seventh place, which they share with Rabotnicki and ABA Strumica. Loser Kumanovo 2009 keeps the fourth position with two games lost. They share it with Vardar and Lirija. Kozuv will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Kumanovo 2009 will play against Fersped-Rabotnicki (#9) in Skopje.
Top scorers:
Kozuv: B.Tomasevic 24+6reb+3ast, M.Petkovic 21+4reb+1ast, M.Bulic 18+3reb+3ast, V.Buha 11+9reb+2ast, A.Dimitrovski 7+3reb+5ast, G.Glavcev 5+3reb+1ast
Kumanovo: M.Janjusevic 26+4reb, D.Mikic 20, N.Jelesijevic 19+5reb+2ast, M.Mladenovic 7+1reb+1ast, D.Kalov 5+1reb, D.Matic 5+2reb
gschID: 151617




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  GEORGIA   


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


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  GERMANY   


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


Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga
Points Per Game
 Bobby BROWN
  EWE Baskets
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 21.3
 1. Brown, EWE Baskets21.3 
 2. Swann, Ratiopharm20.4 
 3. Holston, Art.Drag.19.5 
 4. Carter, Phoenix18.2 
 5. Gray, Fraport SKY17.3 
 6. Duggins, Walter T.17.2 
 7. Ovcina, LTi 46ers17.0 
 8. Foster, B.Muenchen16.2 
 9. Jeffers, LTi 46ers16.0 
 10. Jonusas, Phoenix15.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 John BRYANT
  Ratiopharm
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Bryant, Ratiopharm10.8 
 2. Ovcina, LTi 46ers9.2 
 3. Ensminger, Teleko.8.5 
 4. Chubb, EWE Baskets8.0 
 5. Sykes, Goettingen7.8 
 6. Leuer, Fraport SKY7.3 
 7. Smith, Bayreuth7.0 
 8. Seward, Phoenix6.6 
 9. Hilliard, Art.Drag.6.3 
 10. Ibekwe, Bayreuth6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Jared JORDAN
  Telekom .
  (188-PG-84)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Jordan, Telekom8.3 
 2. Joyce, TBB Trier6.8 
 3. Holston, Art.Drag.6.8 
 4. Wood, ALBA5.6 
 5. Brewer, Bremerha.5.3 
 6. Hamann, B.Muenchen5.2 
 7. Brown, EWE Baskets4.7 
 8. Hamilton, Bayreuth4.0 
 9. Gray, Fraport SKY4.0 
 10. Bynum, TBB Trier3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Mark DORRIS
  EnBW L.
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Dorris, EnBW L.2.7 
 2. Holston, Art.Drag.2.0 
 3. Crowe, Phoenix2.0 
 4. Wood, ALBA1.6 
 5. Kramer, s.Oliv.1.5 
 6. Gavel, Brose B.1.5 
 7. Tadda, Brose B.1.3 
 8. Jenkins, Brose B.1.3 
 9. Tucker, Brose B.1.3 
 10. Roberts, Brose B.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Tony GAFFNEY
  Teleko.
  (204-F-84)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Gaffney, Teleko.2.7 
 2. Pleiss, Brose B.2.3 
 3. Ibekwe, Bayreuth1.8 
 4. Slaughter, Brose B.1.8 
 5. King, Art.Dragons1.5 
 6. Boone, s.Oliver.1.3 
 7. Looby, EnBW L.1.3 
 8. Carter, Phoenix1.2 
 9. Francis, ALBA1.0 
 10. Tucker, Brose B.0.8 


Can The Fraport Skyliners Slow Down Alba Berlin And Baldis Angels - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
When making tasty American Tollhouse cookies, delectable Frankfurter Wuerstchen or scrumptious maultaeschen and Spaetzle from the Schwabenland, you cant just add ordinary spices, but you need that special mix that will get your stomach itching for more and more. In sports its no different as in order to be successful, a team needs the right gusto. The ex Skyliner trio of Gordon Herbert, Derrick Allen and Dashaun Wood want to follow trios like Phil Jackson, Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen who won 6 NBA Tiles in Chicago, Bill Belichick, Tom Brady and Adam Vinitieri that won 3 Superbowls in Boston and Fox Broadcasting Company, Matt Groening and Homer Simpson that have been on the air for 24 years and be successful and get that first title together with Alba Berlin together. Only Herbert has won a title in the BEKO BBL while Wood has his 2011 Beko BBL MVP trophy and has stated that winning is the first order on the agenda for the road runner who will go that extra distance down the long and lonely road is looking for his first and Derrick Allen who has supplied the league with his beautiful ballerina moves for years and is itching for that first title and is as motivated as Karl Malone once was with the Utah Jazz. Alba Berlin last won a title with the Beko BBL Cup in 2009 and with this trio have as much motivation and heart as any team would ever want to have. Any male that has watched TV will have seen reruns of the well knows 70s detective show Charlies Angels or the movie version with Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz and Lucy Liu with the man in the backround Charles Townsend pulling the strings. It is no different in Berlin with Marco Baldi who brought in his trio of basketball angels Derrick Allen, Dashaun Wood and Gordon Herbert who dont solve crimes, but solve ways to bring titles to the Spree. I think these guys will help Berlin out a great deal this season and as far as who you can compare them to is hard to say. DA does deserve a title as hard as he plays and what he has done for the BBL. He is a reps Ted player around the league and hopefully he will get his chance before his time is up, warned TBB Trier guard John Bynum. Baldi has done a good job getting his angels. First it was Derrick Allen and now Gordon Herbert and Dashaun Wood. Frankfurt has shown in the last years doing a good job developing basketball talent. Herbert always has a trick up his sleeve and I think this year that a title is in the making for Alba Berlin, stressed Skyliner Fabian Franke.

There was a time between 1996-2003 that the basketball world of Alba Berlin seemed as perfect as the Michael Jordan run with the Chicago Bulls, the seemingly always flawless face of Cindy Crawford even in her rise in age or the breathless scenery of the lake Geneva. In these 7 years Alba Berlin was able to win 10 German basketball titles, including 7 league titles in a row and three cup wins. Alba Berlin ruled the German basketball world and was on top of the world like Dirk Nowitzki currently is after winning his first NBA title, or 19 year old Borrusia Dortmund German Mario Gotze currently is by invitation of the media. However since 2003, the team that plays in the posh O-2 World arena has seemed to lost that magic touch as they have only been able to win 3 titles in the last seven years with the league title in 2008 and two cup wins 2006 and 2009. What have been the main problems? Did the team loose their hunger in 2003 which somehow has been transferred over to the next teams? The Beko BBL has become more competitive and athletic in the last 5 years, coaches have come and gone, and the player transfers have not always seemed to have fit and team chemistry was lacking as well. Despite being only a game away last season from winning their 9th title, Alba Berlin knows that in order not to get passed this season by a Bamberg and Munich, the club had to react and could have heightened their title chances in 2012 with the arrival of mastermind coach Gordon Herbert.
Last season, Alba Berlin rebounded well after not knowing how the coaching change from Luka Pavicevic to Muli Katzurin would end, but the club lost on the road to the always very strong Brose Baskets Bamberg in 5 games in the Beko BBL final. Alba Berlin had chances to win game 5, but some small mistakes and missed shots coupled with some big John Goldsberry three pointers washed out their hopes of bringing the championship back to the Spree. Muli Katzurin did a wonderful job taking over a squad in mid season changing the Pavicevic style and making the Albatros game more fast and mixing up the defensive sets. He led the team from a come from behind series win against the EWE Baskets Oldenburg and a very satisfying win over the Deutsche Bank Skyliners winning 3 games on the foreign floor of the Ballsporthalle. Katzurin brought new life to guys like Bryce Taylor and Heiko Schaffartzik, but somehow despite him saving the season from a possible nightmare had he not stepped up to the helm in January, Alba Berlin was looking in a new direction with Gordon Herbert.
Alba Berlin had had success with Americans Julius Jenkins and Immanuel Mcelroy, but there is always a time for a change, just like when you give your apartment a new new look changing the colours of the living room walls. Alba Berlin did a gradual face lift bidding farewell to ex Beko BBL MVP Julius Jenkins, the best defensive player in the league Immanuel Mcelroy who had won a combined 5 titles in Berlin, 2010 Eurochallenge winner Taylor Rochestie, Serbs Tadijia Dragcevic, Miroslav Raduljica and Germanys leading title holder Patrick Femmerling. Alba Berlin kept a solid core of players with ballerina dancer Derrick Allen, Bryce Taylor whos dunk over Predrag Suput will remain in the heads of many from last seasons final series against Bamberg and a core of Germans including three point sharp shooter Heiko, Mrwhen you need a crazy three point bomb give me the ball please Schaffartzik, Sven Schultze, Yassin Idbihi, and Lucca Staiger.
Alba Berlin didnt waste anytime getting their most important order of business squared away as they hired Gordon Herbert very early this summer. Alba Berlin see Herbert as being the man to get Alba Berlin back on the title road and not getting run over by teams like Bamberg and Munich. This will be Herberts 5th season in the Beko BBL. He led Frankfurt to their first league title in 2004 and reached the cup final that year. In 2010, he was two points away to getting Frankfurt that 2nd league title as the Skyliners lost a bitter game 5 final in Bamberg. Last season, Frankfurt lost in 5 games to Alba Berlin. Herbert is known as getting the best out of his players, but also known in being able to build a strong and successful team even if talent and deepness is lacking. Now Herbert will have a type of new challenge as the talent will be about as abundant this season for the Canadian as there is with top Israel team Macabbi Tel Aviv. Now all eyes will be focused on Herbert to see how he will make an already very talented club even better.
Even after Alba Berlin had kicked out the Deutsche Bank Skyliners from the playoffs in their own living room, they still had no mercy as they stole Mr road runner Dashaun Wood from the heart of the fans. Despite that Wood had signed a contract to stay with Frankfurt, he did put some clauses in so that he could leave the club. One of those clauses was that he would go where Gordon Herbert would go. A heart of a player can be as big as Mount Everest for a team, but about as often as the sun shines in the Costa De Sol in south Spain, the green numbered paper that rules the world mostly keeps the heart of a player more green than red. Wood who was the leagues MVP in 2011 playing 42 games: Score-1 (19.0ppg), 4.6rpg, Assists-2 (5.9apg), 1.2spg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 33.2%, FT: 80.3%, will more than likely not be able to post stats like that again with alba Berlin. He will have a different role in Berlin as he will be surrounded by many scorers and not have the burden on his shoulders having to score as he often did in Frankfurt. The question will be how well can his ego get used to his new role, but he has stated that winning is his biggest priority and not scoring 20 points a game. The team brought in European experience with American Torin Francis, athletic ex NBA player Kyle Weaver and a touch of Serbian fire with Marko Simonovic. The team kept a lot of last years success intact with Mr ballerina Derrick Allen, Mr everything on the court and more Bryce Taylor, Heiko I can hit even from the Berlin TV tower Schaffartzik, inside monster Yassin Idbihi, sharpshooter Lucca Staiger and the glue that holds the team together German national player Sven Scultze.
However despite all this unending talent on board, Alba Berlin have gotten out of the wrong side of the bed this season as they have started with a less than satisfactory 2-2 record. They werent given a good role of the dice either getting their first three games on the road. They started with a heartbreaking 71-69 loss in Bremerhaven that probably had Herbert and Wood in long discussions after analyzing ways they could of won the game. Alba Berlin then creamed potential playoff team New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig 87-68, only to go to Phoenix Hagen the enxt week and get their second loss in a row there. Last season 37 points by Derrick Allen couldnt get a win and this season it was Marc Carter that shot out the lights as Alba Berlin lost again 98-91. They returned to the O-2 World arena for their first home game and got a pesky fight from the Walter Tigers Tuebingen as they stayed close, but the eight time Beko BBL champion closed out the game in style with a 20-5 run to win 76-56. Except for the high scoring game in Hagen, they have defended well in the other three games letting up an average of only 71 points per game. With a new coach, players and system, Alba Berlin is just figuring each other out in the early going not too mention the building pressure to win each season. Yea it is pressure winning wherever you are at at any level and yea they have more pressure cause the standard is higher in Berlin because of the tradition, but I think all of their players can handle it or else they wouldn't be there, stressed TBB Trier guard John Bynum. The season is still very young and despite being at 500, Alba Berlin should be making ground to higher spots as the seasons drags on. I think they will get stronger as the season goes along and will be a force in the playoffs, warned John Bynum.
Alba Berlin is led by Kyle Weaver who is a 25 year old 198cm guard/forward from Beloit, Wisconsin. Since graduating from Washington St. (NCAA) in 2008, he has breathed NBA air most of the time except for some short D-league stays and ending last season with TEC Spirou Charleroi (Belgium). In his senior year at Washington State, he played 35 games: 12.2ppg, 5.3rpg, AssistsConf-4 (4.3apg), StealsConf-4 (1.7spg), FGP: 46.3%, 3PT: 36.4%, FT: 73.3%: Is the first player in Pac-10 history to record 1,000 points, 500 rebounds, 400 assists, 175 steals and 75 blocked shots in a career. Finished collegiate career ranked second in assists in Washington State history with 465, third in steals with 188, seventh in blocked shots with 93 and 17th in scoring with 1,162 points. In his first three seasons as a professional basketball player he has played a total of 73 NBA games for The Oklahoma Thunder and Utah Jazz. Weaver shins with his great defensive play and anticipation skills and is a guy that does many things well including passing and displaying ferocity of attacking the boards. His perimeter shooting has improved since turning pro. Weaver could be one of the new stars of the Beko BBL this season. Last season, he played for Oklahoma City Thunder (NBA), only pre-season, then moved to Iowa Energy (D-League): 21 games: 16.6ppg, 5.9rpg, 3.5apg, 1.3spg, 1.1bpg, FGP: 45.3%, 3PT: 41.6%, FT: 83.5%, injured in Jan.'11, in Mar.'11 signed at Austin Toros (D-League, starting five): 9 games: 13.2ppg, 5.0rpg, 2.9apg, 1.0spg, 1.1bpg, FGP: 38.9%, 3PT: 42.9%, FT: 78.0%; in Apr.'11 signed a 10-Day contract with Utah Jazz (NBA): 5 games: 5.6ppg, 2.0rpg, 1.4apg, FGP: 33.3%, 3PT: 42.9%, FT: 87.5%; later that month agreed terms with TEC Spirou Charleroi (Belgium-D1, starting five): 11 games: 7.5ppg, 3.7rpg, 1.5apg, FGP: 52.4%, 3PT: 32.1%, FT: 64.7%
Dashaun Wood is a 26 year old 185cm point guard from Detroit, Michigan. He has natural leadership abilities, who directs teammates on the floor and takes the ball in clutch moments. Loves to go inside to score, challenging the big guys, but has also shooting range from behind the 3pts arch. Despite lack of size, he can be effective even at the defensive side. He played at Wright State from 2003-2007. He then had a superb rookie season for Tisettanta Cantu (Italy-SerieA, starting five): 38 games: Score-5 (16.9ppg), 3.0rpg, Assists-4 (3.3apg), 2.7spg, 2FGP:52.1%, 3PT-2 (42.8%), FT:77.4%. In his second season he played for : Benetton Treviso (Italy-SerieA), injured in Oct.'08 and was off for 2 months: Eurocup: 12 games: 5.3ppg, 2.0rpg, 3.3apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 40.0%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 87.5%; Italian League: 17 games: 7.2ppg, 2.9rpg, 3.2apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 43.1%, 3PT: 35.6%, FT: 70.4%. He sat out the next season due to injuries and The Deutsche Bank Skyliners took a gamble signing him in 2010, but it paid off. Wood who was the leagues MVP in 2011 playing 42 games: Score-1 (19.0ppg), 4.6rpg, Assists-2 (5.9apg), 1.2spg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 33.2%, FT: 80.3%, will more than likely not be able to post stats like that again with alba Berlin. He will have a different role in Berlin as he will be surrounded by many scorers and not have the burden on his shoulders having to score as he often did in Frankfurt. The question will be how well can his ego get used to his new role, but he has stated that winning is his biggest priority and not scoring 20 points a game. Alba Berlin then got a versatile 4/5 man with Boston native Torin Francis who should be a solid complementary player to Yassin Idbihi at the center position. Francis is a 29 year old 210cm American from Boston. He is a a highly-skilled and gifted athlete with game-breaking ability, versatile all-around frontcourt player who plays both ends of the floor extremely well, has a physical offensive and defensive presence on the court and runs the floor extremely well for a player his size. He is explosive in the post, smart decision maker with the ball and an unselfish player who knows how to distribute the ball. This will be his 6th professional season as the Notre Dame alumnist has played in countries like Italy, Israel, Turkey and Greece. Last season, he played for Bornova Bld (Turkey-TBL, starting five): 13 games: 10.2ppg, 7.2rpg, 1.3bpg, FGP: 48.2%, FT: 61.1%; and in January 11 moved to Panellinios Athens (Greece-A1, starting five): Greek League: 16 games: 12.6ppg, 6.1rpg, FGP: 52.7%, FT: 68.8%; EuroCup: 6 games: 15.7ppg, 8.2rpg, 1.2bpg, FGP: 65.0%, FT: 72.7%. His only rap may be that he has never won a title at the professional ranks.
Derrick Allen is a 31 year 203cm power forward from Gadsen, Alabama that is playing his second season in Berlin. He is a rugged inside player who attacks the glass, will provide help on the boards, is a solid defender in the post, a competitor and hard worker, can score facing the basket and has shooting range to the foul line. He is playing his seventh season in Germany after playing two years in Karlsruhe, one season in Leverkusen and three years in Frankfurt. With the Deutsche Bank Skyliners, Allen reached the playoffs each season and lost a heart breaker fifth game in the 2010 BEKO BBL finals by two points. He played 148 games in his three years and never played a game where he dogged a play. Allen is searching for his first BEKO BBL title in Berlin. As 1/3 of Baldis angels, Derrick Allen will have the most zeal to win that title and do what it takes to get that hardware. Last season he played EuroCup: 11 games: 13.0ppg, 3.5rpg, FGP: 57.6%, FT: 80.6%; Euroleague Qualifying Round: 5 games: 15.0ppg, 3.8rpg, FGP: 64.7%, FT: 56.3%; German Bundesliga: 49 games: 13.0ppg, 4.1rpg, 1.1apg, FGP-3 (61.0%), FT: 78.7%. For the departure of Serb Tadijia Dragcevic, the team hauled in another talented Serb with Marko Simonovic who seem to be around on the basketball block as much as the buses on Madison avenue in New York city. Simonovic is a 24 year old 202cm forward that is a great athlete with enormous jumping ability and an attractive player with great three point shoot. He played for BC Buducnost Podgorica (Montenegro) the last three years and last season played Adriatic League: 27 games: 13.8ppg, 5.2rpg, 1.3apg, 1.6spg, FGP: 54.8%, 3PT: 37.8%, FT: 69.2%; Euroleague Qualifying Round: 2 games: 8.5ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.0apg, 2.0spg. He may only be 24, but has vast experience for a player of his age having played for teams like Telindus BC Oostende (Belgium)and KK Hemofarm Vrsac. The Serbs in general for European basketball teams seem to be as exchangeable as the women on the side of George Clooney and with Simonovic it wont be any different as he will help Alba Berlin with his inside out game.
The team brought back Heiko Schaffartzik who is a 27 year old 182cm point guard who is a German National player who has been a BBL traveler who has played for many different BEKO BBL teams like Giessen, Oldenburg, Nurnberg, EnBW Ludwigsburg and Braunschweig. He had his big international breakthrough at the Euro Championships in 2009 averaging 12,7ppg, 2,0rpg, 3,8apg and shot 54% from the three point line. He shoots first and penetrates second. He is a great one on one player. His biggest weapon is his shooting as he loves the catch and pop and off the dribble shooting. He started the season with Turk telekom in Turkey, but never found his rhythm as he played 10 games averaging 3,8ppg, 1,6rpg and 2,3apg in 15 minutes per game. He had a strong playoff series against Frankfurt and last season played German League: 32 games: 4.1ppg, 1.7rpg, 1.8apg; EuroCup: 5 games: 6.2ppg, 1.6rpg, 2.0apg, FGP: 40.0%, 3PT: 30.4%, FT: 66.7%. The team also got some insurance by bringing in 25 year old 196cm shooting guard Bryce Taylor last season who hails from San Diego, California. He is the son of former NBA player Brian Taylor. He is a great sharpshooter with an aggressive dribble drive and has a keen understanding of the game. He played at Oregon from 2004-2008. In his senior year at Oregon, he averaged 12.8ppg, 3.8rpg, 1.4apg, FGP: 46.1%, 3Pts: 38.2%, FT: 82.3% in 30 games. Three seasons ago, he turned professional and played in Italy for Premiata Montegranaro playing 30 games: and averaging 13.0ppg, 2.4rpg, 1.6spg, FGP: 54.2%, 3PT: 36.9%, FT: 82.6%. In 2009-2010 in Bonn, he played 6 Eurocup games: 18.5ppg, 3.3rpg, 1.0apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 56.3%, 3PT: 36.4%; German League: 34 games: 12.5ppg, 2.6rpg, 1.1apg, FGP: 46.8%, 3PT: 31.0%, FT: 81.4%. In 2010, he played NBA Summer league for the Indiana Pacers. Last season for Alba Berlin Taylor played EuroCup: 11 games: 7.3ppg, 2.3rpg, 1.5apg, FGP: 53.3%, 3PT: 16.7%, FT: 83.9%; Euroleague Qualifying Round: 5 games: 0.8ppg; German League: 49 games: 7.8ppg, 3.6rpg, 1.9apg, FGP: 44.9%, 3PT: 27.5%, FT: 76.0%.
The team brings back 28 year old 208cm forward/center Yassin Idbihi from Cologne is playing his second season in Berlin. He can score, but is not so fast, but has potent moves. He played at The University of Buffalo from 2003-2007 and finished as the schools fourth all time leading scorer with 1,514 points and the third all time leading rebounder with 844. He became the first player in school history to score 1,500 points and 800 rebounds. He played with the Cologne 99ers and had some experience playing in France for Limoges. In 2009-2010, he helped lead The New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig into the BEKO BBL semi finals losing against The Brose Baskets Bamberg where he played games 39 games averaging 10.7ppg, 5.2rpg, FGP: 56.2%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 80.0%. Last season, he got better in the second half of the season playing German League: 43 games: 7.4ppg, 3.8rpg, FGP: 58.3%, FT: 73.4%; Euroleague Qualifying Round: 4 games: 3.3ppg, 3.3rpg; EuroCup: 11 games: 7.0ppg, 3.2rpg, FGP-1 (71.4%), FT: 73.9%. Luka Staiger who is a 23 year old 196 cm shooting guard returns back for a third season after coming late in the season last year coming from the NCAA from Iowa. He started his basketball career for TSG Ehingen and played there from 2003-2007. He then departed over the big pond to the NCAA to Iowa where he played until 2010. He played 49 NCAA games for Iowa, but was unhappy about how he was being used on the court and decided to return to Germany. In 2009-2010, he played 7 BEKO BBL games averaging 3,3ppg. He got his start in the German national team in 2009 in Poland at the European championships and got more of a role this past summer at the World Championships in Turkey -10: 4 games: 7.3ppg, 1.0rpg, FGP: 66.7%, 3PT: 37.5%. He once scored 106 points as a 16 year old. Last season for Alba Berlin he played German League: 41 games: 3.7ppg, 1.1rpg; Euroleague Qualifying Round: 5 games: 2.4ppg; EuroCup: 11 games: 3.8ppg, 1.0rpg, 1.2apg, also a license to play for ALBA Berlin II (ProB): 2 games: 18.5ppg, 3.5rpg, 4.5apg, 1.0spg. The team also brought back a familiar face with very experienced Sven Schultze who played many years for The German national team. He is a 33 year old 206cm power forward that was born in Bamberg. He is a very strong player with a deadly shot. With his size, he will post up the opponents small forwards and outrun the opponents power forwards. He is able to defend bigger players, but also agile enough to defend smaller ones. He can drop the three pointer in a variety of ways which gave Luka Pavicevic so many more ways of using him. He also is very dangerous on the fast break as he can with the speed of a point guard and then dunk. He started his career with Bamberg and then played for Alba Berlin from 1998-2002 winning four BEKO BBL titles. He then played for the Bayer Giants Leverkusen until 2005 before going south to Play in Italy in Milian, Udine and Biella. he also played shortly in Greece for Larissa. He finished the 2009-2010 season playing for Ferrara (Italy-SerieA): 13 games: 8.8ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.2spg, FGP: 60.6%, 3PT: 41.5%, FT: 75.0%. He won a silver in Belgrad in 2005 at the European Championships and played at the Olympic games 2008 in Bejing. Last season for Alba Berlin he played EuroCup: 12 games: 4.7ppg, 2.3rpg; Euroleague Qualifying Round: 2 games: 3.5ppg, 1.5rpg; German League: 43 games: 3.1ppg, 1.3rpg.

It may only have been 5 months since The Skyliners lost a very bitter 5 game series in which they werent able to win a single game in the Ballsporthalle. Maybe the team led by Muli Katzurin will have more luck now as the Fraport Skyliners in the Fraport arena. Derrick Allen who was loved in Frankfurt the way Darius Hall was and still is loved in the Artland region, left on his own terms two seasons ago with the blessings of all fans to win a title which he still hasnt in Berlin and should get a warm welcome. However the way Gordon Herbert and Dashaun Wood left was not in kind memory by the fans and could get a rude homecoming. The matchup of the game should be the two point guards Dashaun Wood and Justin Gray. .I think this will be a great match up and very exciting. Both guards play a major role in their teams success so it should be a great match up, warned John Bynum. Justin Gray is one player that should be very motivated, because in the last games he has been searching for his preseason form and wants to lead his team to victory. We have to regroup this week an dnot look back at the Ulm game and let it bother us. Coach Herbert is back. This will be a big game. We will practice very hard this week and will be ready, warned Justin Gray. There are many areas that the Fraport Skyliners can improve on and should be corrected this week in practice. We gave them too many open looks. That is where our problems start. We cant let teams get in a flow, because once the ystart to hit shots their confidence grows, stressed Jon Leuer. If the game is tight, The Fraport Skyliners cant let a new Dane Watts candidate from Berlin take over in crunch time. Executing on offense and defense down the stretch is key, added Michael Thompson. Playing a total game and not semi total game also will be vital. Frankfurt has to come together and take quality shots. They have to make it difficult for Alba Berlin on offense and not get in a hole. They cant just play for 20 minutes and sit back, but play for 40 minutes, warned ratiopharm Ulm forward Steve Esterkamp. TBB Trier guard John Bynum hasnt faced both teams yet, but knows the key for success. . Frankfurt has to control the tempo and the boards. I think Berlin has to speed up the game and use their depth as an advantage, warned John Bynum. You can never completely shut down Dashaun Wood, but just hope to slow him down a bit. But Alba Berlin is not only Dashaun Wood, but it has many quality players. We have to remember that is is Fraport Skyliners against Alba Berlin and not against Dashaun Wood. We improved against Ulm and want to continue that trend this weekend. We also hope to use our big men in the best way possible, commented Skyliner head coach Muli Katzurin. The Fraport Skyliners host Alba Berlin October 29th.






Giants Duesseldorf looking to reinforce backcourt - by Moritz Korff
The Giants Duesseldorf are having a weekend off, but that does not mean, that head coach and CEO Murat Didin (agency: Interperformances) is taking a rest. The 56-year-old is eager to sign a new point guard rather sooner than later to replace Biko Paris (185-G-88, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management, college: Boston Coll.), who left the Giants recently. According to derwesten.de four players are currently in the mix, one of them might receive a contract as a back-up for Duesseldorf's leading scorer Aubrey Reese (183-G-78, agency: Interperformances, college: Murray St.): The Americans Malik Moore (192-G-77, agency: Prossin Sports Management, college: Amer.Internat.) and Larry Hall (190-G-83, college: W.Oregon), Ernestas Ezerskis (192-PG-87) from Lithuania and Ingus Bankevics (195-G/F-85, agency: Players Group) from Latvia. A point guard is reportedly not the only new player on Didin's list. Derwesten.de says, that a sponsor of the Duesseldorf team expressed its willingness to pay for another 'star player' besides Reese. Reportedly Didin plans to use this option to bring in a new player for the shooting guard spot.
The Giants have won four of their six games this season and are currently ranked 4th in the 2. Bundesliga Pro A.


Jason Boone (s. Oliver Baskets Wurzburg) I Dont Know Many Competitors That Want To Win As Much As Jared Jordan Does - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Jason Boone (198-F/C-85, college: New York U.) is a 25 year old 198cm power forward/center from Sugar Loaf, New York. He will be playing his first season with the s. Oliver Baskets Wurzburg and his fourth in the Beko BBL. He played three seasons for BG Goettingen. He played at New York University (NCAA 3) from 2003-2007. In his senior year, he played 28 games averaging 14.1ppg, 9.6rpg, 2.4bpg, 2.9apg, FG: 63.0%, FT: 64.3%. Three seasons ago, he played at Bernau (Regionalliga) before making the jump up three leagues to MEG Goettingen. In 2008-2009, he averaged 4.4ppg, 4.0rpg, FG: 53.7. In 2009-2010, he won the Eurochallenge playing EuroChallenge: 16 games: 10.7ppg, 6.8rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 59.6%, FT: 53.8%; German League: 35 games: 9.1ppg, 6.1rpg, FGP: 60.3%, FT: 55.9%. Last season with BG Goettingen he played 37 games: 8.5ppg, 5.9rpg, FGP: 59.8%, FT: 34.9%; EuroCup: 14 games: 9.1ppg, 6.2rpg, Blocks-4 (1.1bpg), FGP: 59.8%, FT: 36.0%. Jason spoke to Eurobasket before the game against The Telekom Baskets October 29th.

A tough 87-74 loss against The Artland Dragons last weekend. What did the s.Oliver Baskets Wurzburg learn from the loss that they can improve on in the next game?

When you play a road game in this league you have to bring more energy than usual. It took us being down ten points late in the third quarter to finally start playing with the enthusiasm we should have been playing with all game.

The s.Oliver Baskets Wurzburg have a 3-2 record could be 4-1 had they won in Frankfurt. How pleased are you in general with the start of the season?


And we could be 5-0 if we won in Frankfurt and Quackenbrueck. But we could just be as easily be 1-4 if we underestimated Giessen or Bayreuth. I'm happy we're not 0-5 but upset we're not 5-0. We have had some of the best practices of the season this week and I'm excited that the whole team is starting to buy into our systems.

The next game is against the undefeated Bonn team. They are the big surprise team of the season. Are you also a bit surprised by their start considering they have a short rotation and rely on an all German bench who really have stepped up so far?

I've played with Jared Jordan before and it never surprises me that teams he's on are successful. I don't know many competitors that want to win as much as Jared Jordan does. Nor as many players as team oriented and skilled with the basketball. Bonn's always been a top team in this league and although it's early I'm not the least bit surprised by their successes so far.

You have clashed against Chris Ensminger the last years. The guy gets older in age, but not in his play. What has been your most memorable game or play against him the last years that always has stuck in your mind?

We've had our fair share of battles down low and have been back and forth with our teams victories. But having the chance to play with Alex King, a former teammate of him, I feel more prepared than ever for this game. Hopefully this weekends game will be one for the memory books.

American Tony Gaffney plays the four, but also will play center. He was on the rosters of the two most famous NBA teams Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics. What is most challenging about his game that an opponent has to be aware of?

On that same note I have a chance to play with one of his former UMass teammates in Ricky Harris. Gaffney is an incredible athlete with the ability to play above the rim and block tons of shots so hopefully we can neutralize his affect on the game by slowing him down and keeping him out of the open court.

The s. Oliver Baskets Wurzburg are playing at home and are looking to be the first team to beat The Telekom baskets Bonn this season. What kind of a game can we await and what will be key in getting the win?

We have to play for 40 minutes. We have to control the tempo and commit to defense. It sounds like a broken record but anytime you ask me about keys to beating a team I'm going to say the same thing. If we take care of those things we'll have a chance to beat any team in the BBL

If you could see Dirk Nowitzki play for a team in Germany for which team besides your own would you like to see him play for?

Obviously it'd be nice to have him on my team but I'd say any team in European Competition to have a chance to represent the BBL in international competition. My top choice would probably be Gottingen. I'd love to see those fans and that city with another EuroChallenge Championship.

What was the last DVD movie that you saw?

The complete 8th season of HBO's Entourage...can't wait for the movie

Thanks Jason for the chat.



Derrick Allen (Alba Berlin) Pregame Thoughts To Fraport Skyliners Game October 29th - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Derrick Allen (203-F-80, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Mississippi) is a 31 year old 203cm forward that grew up in Gadsen Alabama that is playing his second season with Alba Berlin. He is a rugged inside player who attacks the glass, will provide help on the boards, is a solid defender in the post, a competitor and hard worker that can score facing the basket and has shooting range to the foul line. He started his career at Southern Union State from 1998-2000. He then transferred to Mississippi and played there from 2000-2003. He then started his professional basketball career in Iceland playing for Keflavikur ripping up the FIBA Europe Cup playing 8 games and averaging 26.6ppg, 9.4rpg, 2.5apg, 1.8spg and playing 22 games in the Iceland league averaging 23,4ppg, 10.5rpg. He won the Icelandic league and cup title in his rookie season. In 2004, he ventured to Germany and has played there ever since with two years in Karlsruhe, one year in Leverkusen and played for the Deutsche Bank Skyliners from 2007-2010. In 2006-2007, he led Leverksuen into the playoffs and led the BBL in scoring playing 38 games and averaging 16.5ppg, 7.3rpg, 1.2apg, 1.0spg, 2FGP: 50.6%, 3FGP: 32.3%, FT: 72.2%. In 2007-2008, he was second best scorer in the BBL for Frankfurt playing 43 games and averaging 18.1ppg, 7.3rpg, 1.9apg, 2FGP: 50.4%, 3PT: 36.1%, FT: 75.6%; and playing 10 ULEB Cup games finishing as the third best scorer averaging 19.9ppg, 7.9rpg, 2.0apg, FGP: 54%, 3PT: 28.6%, FT: 72.9%. Last season for Alba Berlin, he played EuroCup: 11 games: 13.0ppg, 3.5rpg, FGP: 57.6%, FT: 80.6%; Euroleague Qualifying Round: 5 games: 15.0ppg, 3.8rpg, FGP: 64.7%, FT: 56.3%; German Bundesliga: 49 games: 13.0ppg, 4.1rpg, 1.1apg, FGP-3 (61.0%), FT: 78.7%. He spoke to Eurobasket before the game against the Fraport Skyliners October 29th.


Alba Berlin has a 2-2 record at the moment. How difficult was it starting the season with three road games?

Its always tough playing on the road, but we were winning the two games we lost, and blew a 12pt @ 14pt leads, so its our own fault we lost.

What have been the most important things that coach Gordon Herbert and Dashaun Wood have brought to Alba Berlin?

Coach and Dashaun both bring a different type of attitude that we didnt have last year. in a very positive way

What have you gotten out of Gordon Herbert so far that no other coach has been able to give you in your career?

Just the confidence coach gives you and also that belief he has in me as a player. He gave me the same thing when we were in Frankfurt together

How do you and Torin Francis complement each other best on the court?

I think we complement each other pretty well. Its just not one thing I can point out

The next game is against the Fraport Skyliners. Mckinney, Nolte and Tez will be very motivated after the five game series loss last season. What kind of game can we await?

It should be a tough game for both teams, and up and down pace game for the fans, but in the end Alba wants the game more.


The Fraport Skyliners are reeling to get a win after a slow 2-3 start. What will be key for getting another win in Frankfurt?

Just coming out being ready defensively. Frankfurt is always a tough place to play at

If Dirk Nowitzki would play in Europe. Where would you like to see him play most besides Alba Berlin?

It would be great to play with dirk at Alba, but I doubt that will happen. Especially since the lockout seem like it will be over with next week

What was the last DVD movie that you saw?

Coming to America

Thanks D.A for the chat.



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Div.B Stats Leaders
Greek B Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
1 Nikoloudis, Anagen. 22.8
1 Goggidis, Diagora. 22
3 Mitakis, Anagen. 18.75
4 Godopoulos, Koroivos 18.65
5 Charismid. Aiolos 16.5
6 Galanidis, Halkidona 16.4
Rebounds Per Game
1 Charismid. Aiolos 9
2 Nikoloudis, Anagen. 7
3 Simeopoulos, Egaleo 7
4 Gkeros, Koroivos 7
5 Zarogiannis, Niki 7


Stats Leaders - A2
Points Per Game
 Savvas ILIADIS
  Ermis L.
  (192-G-79)
  Avg: 25.3
 1. Iliadis, Ermis L.25.3 
 2. Totsios, Ikaroi S.22.0 
 3. Argyropoylos, Apol.21.4 
 4. Lewis, OFI20.0 
 5. Pettas, Doxa L.19.6 
 6. Vasilopoulos, AEK19.3 
 7. Koronidis, Perama18.8 
 8. Magounis, Panele.17.0 
 9. Kaberidis, Ikaroi17.0 
 10. Michalos, Perama16.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kostas MACHERAS
  Panery.
  (205-C-85)
  Avg: 8.4
 1. Macheras, Panery.8.4 
 2. Lolas, Amyntas8.3 
 3. Sioutis, Nea Kifis.7.6 
 4. Krolo, Apollon Pat.7.4 
 5. Kakiouzis, Lavrio7.4 
 6. Sklavos, AEK7.0 
 7. Margaritis, Ikaroi6.8 
 8. Koutroulias, Pagra.6.8 
 9. Katoufas, Panery.6.6 
 10. Gamouras, Ermis L.6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Miron PAPADAKIS
  Arkad.
  (183-G-88)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Papadakis, Arkad.7.3 
 2. Makris, Pagrati6.8 
 3. Zoupas, Amyntas6.0 
 4. Kaberidis, Ikaroi5.5 
 5. Panagakis, OFI5.0 
 6. Koronidis, Perama4.8 
 7. Giannakopoul., Lav.4.6 
 8. Argyropoylos, Apol.4.4 
 9. Iliadis, Ermis L.4.0 
 10. Kyriakopoulo., Pa.3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Savvas ILIADIS
  Ermis L.
  (192-G-79)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Iliadis, Ermis L.2.7 
 2. Totsios, Ikaroi S.2.3 
 3. Margaritis, Ikaroi2.0 
 4. Veskoukis, Pagrati1.8 
 5. Mourtos, Ikaroi S.1.8 
 6. Tsiotras, Arkadikos1.8 
 7. Dimakos, Pagrati1.8 
 8. Papantoniou, AEK/.1.7 
 9. Anagnostopou., Erm.1.6 
 10. Kallianotis, Pane.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Nikos LIBARIS-PSOMAS
  Doxa L.
  (210-C-84)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Libaris-P., Doxa L.1.2 
 2. Psileas, Lavrio1.0 
 3. Petrodimopou., Nea1.0 
 4. Koutroulias, Pagra.1.0 
 5. Katoufas, Panery.1.0 
 6. Michalopoulo., Nea0.8 
 7. Koukounias, Nea K.0.6 
 8. Kakiouzis, Lavrio0.6 
 9. Giannakopoul., Lav.0.6 
 10. Paschalis, Perama0.6 


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


Standings - A1
A1 Standings
 1. Kolossos 2-0 
 2. Panathinaikos 2-0 
 3. AGOR 1-0 
 4. Olympiakos 1-0 
 5. Peristeri GS 1-0 
 6. Panionios 1-1 
 7. Ilysiakos 1-1 
 8. Ikaros 0-1 
 9. Kavala 0-1 
 10. PAOK 0-1 
 11. Marousi 0-1 
 12. Aris 0-2 
 13. KAOD 0-2 


A2: Week 5 - Results and Scorers - by Chris Mammides
In the 5th week of the A2 league the two top seated teams remain unbeaten as Apollon Patras succeeded a great road win in Lefkadas against Doxa while Ikaroi Serron succeeded another road win against the weakest team of the competition, team of AEK Argos, so the top seats remain exactly the same while with victories proceeded also the teams in the 3rd and 4th position as LAvrio and OFI beat their opponents in their home courts. The results and the scorers in more analysis as follows:

AEK Athens - Ermis Perama 87-82
A great comeback by the veteran Nikos Michalos (192-G-77) who was the man of the match with his 28 points but unfortunately for him some of his teams key players were in a low productivity so his team lost by a more solid team at the end like AEK which found the psychology to get the victory at a crucial point at the end with Fotis Vasilopoulos (187-G-86), Kourtis and Sklavos being a very productive trio.
Quarters: 30-22, 49-49, 68-69, 87-82
AEK: Fotis Vasilopoulos 22 (5 assists), Kourtis 16, Sklavos 13
Perama: Nikos Michalos 28, Koronidis 16 (6 assists), Pashalis 14 (7 rebounds).

AEK Argous - Ikaroi Serron 63-88
In a game of 25 points there are not many words to say as the power of the two teams is so different they have nearly 2 divisions difference. The Serbs of Argos tried their best but they are all alone.
Quarters: 9-24, 22-39, 35-61, 63-88
AEK Argous: Papantoniou 13, Edi Sinadinovic (190-G-88) 16, Stevovic 12
karoi Serron: Pehlivanis 10, Totsios 13, Mourtos 14, Simeonidis 14, Evaggelis Margaritis (202-F/C-82) 14

Pierikos Arhelaos - Panerythraikos 57-61
A great road win took place in KAterini as Coach Houhoulis team balanced last weeks home defeat with this victory. The comeback took place in the 4th and final period when the visiting site of Panerythraikos overcame the score with the amazing 13-27. Kostas Macheras was the MVP with his double-double figure 20 points and 10 rebounds
Quarters: 17-13, 33-28, 46-34, 57-61
Pierikos Arhelaos: Pehlivanis 10, Panaras 12, Giannis Maltesios (206-C-85) 13
Panerythraikos: Straganiotis 14, Pritsos 10, Kostas Macheras (205-C-85) 20

OFI - Pagrati 95-71
The supposed to be derby between OFI and Pagrati never took place as Stavros Toutziarakis (210-C-87) and Lewis took their team and lead their team-players to an easy afternoon over PAgrati which seems to be strong only in the papers until now.
Quarters: 22-10, 48-34, 70-56, 95-71
OFI: Lewis 21, Sizopoulos 11, Stavros Toutziarakis 25 and 10 rebounds, KAtiakos 15
Pagrati: Bryan Bracey (201-F-78, college: Oregon) 21, Dimakos 16, Koutroulias 12, Sigkounas 13

Ermis Lagkada - Nea Kifisia 79-65
The team of Coach Baxevanis had no problem against the team of Coach Papatheodorou as Savas Nikitakis (184-G-76) on behalf of the visitors was all alone and couldnt beat the more solid team of Ermis of the amazing Savvas Savvas Iliadis (192-G-79) who for another one week scored over 30 points, in fact 32 points while he dashed down 8 rebounds, 8 assists and 5 steals being the MVP of this weeks A2 league.
Quarters: 16-25, 43-42, 61-65, 79-65
Ermis: Savvas Iliadis 32, Gamouras 13
Nea Kifisia: Savas Nikitakis 25

Doxa Lefkadas - Apollon Patras 66-70 in the OT (56-56 RT)
A not so good game took place in Lefkadas where Coach Vetoulas team took the victory after the extra five minutes with the Serbian player of Doxa Pekovic being the fatal player of the game for his team as he performed his worst game since he arrived in the island.
Quarters: 14-16, 30-25, 49-37, 56-56 and in the OT 66-70
Doxa: Nikos Pettas (195-G-81) 17 points and 10 rebounds, Limparis 14 points and 10 rebounds.
Apollon Patras: Argiropoulos 16 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists, Giorgos Petropoulos (198-G/F-80) 22, Krolo 15 points and 14 rebounds.

Amyntas Arkadikos 87-93 in the 2nd OT (68-68, 78-78)
A great derby took place in Amyntas home court where Gizogiannis Brothers needed another 10 minutes to win the game and succeed a great road win. The two brothers were amazing as they finished the game with a total of 49 points, and 16 rebounds for Arkadikos!!
Quarters: 23-14, 39-25, 56-42, 68-68, 78-78, and 87-93
Amyntas: Lolas 14 points and 10 rebounds, Kopsaftis 17 points, 5 assists and 6 rebounds, Giorgos Sourlis (190-G-85) 24 points, 4 assists and 6 rebounds, Tzougarakis 11
Arkadikos: Kopsaftis 17 points, 5 assists and 11 rebounds, Sokrates Gizogiannis (202-F/C-82) 21 points, 9 rebounds, Andronikos Gizogiannis (200-F/C-83) 28 points and 7 rebounds.

Lavrio - Panelefsiniakos 85-80
With the Cyprus international guard Vassilis Kounas being the man of the match, the team of Coach Serelis finally reached the victory against the team that last season beat twice the team of Lavrio. The team of LAvrio had a suicidal issues as they nearly loose a 23 points deficit game, with an amazing 22 minutes at the beginning they nearly face the defeat after the great comeback of Coach Skarafingas team but also due to the stupid mistakes and the false balls of Serelis players who needed the temper of Kounnas to win the game.
Quarters: 27-15, 57-36, 65-55, 85-80
Lavrio: Giannis Kakiouzis (205-F-78) 19, Vassilis Kounas (195-G-84) 15, Giannakopoulos 15 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists, Psileas 15
Panelefsiniakos: Magkounis 25 points and 10 Rebounds, Deligiannis 18, Mantzioris 11



A1: Round 2 First part - by Chris Mammides
In the games of the second round which just ended we had a small surprise the road win of Kolossos Rodou over Aris Thessaloniki and two normal victories the one of the European champions in Dramas and the one of Panionios over Ilysiakos, as expected so we had the following results:

Aris Thessaloniki - Kolossos Rodou 66-75
KAOD - Panathinaikos 74-95
Panionios - Ilysiakos 76-66


The derby in Alexandreion melathron proved once more that Aris Thessaloniki is not ready yet to compete with the more solid teams like the one of Kolossos Rodou, the game was a derby initially and the first quarter simply due to Christos Tapoutos (208-F-82)s peripheral game where he had out of 4 three pointers the home team had the leading role and ended the 1st period with 23-19. The second period though the visiting site of Kolossos with top performers the two veterans Angelos Tsamis (192-G-81) and Charisis got the initiatives and went to the half time with an amazing 16-25 and an overall score 39-44.
The second half found the two teams scoring and moving hand to hand with the visiting site keeping a small deficit as Hatten helped quite a lot the two Greek top performers and the third period ended with 17-15 and Kolossos keeping a small deficit of three points 56-59.
The 4th and most crucial quarter it was the time of the experience to talk and out of the two teams Kolossos has the most of it, so with Angelos Tsamis in the leading role followed by Charissis and Steve Panos in his best game this season, finished the game and took with them a great and very important road win. The final score was 66-75 and the top scorers for the two teams were as follows:
Aris: Christos Tapoutos 18, James 13, Keroush 12
Kolossos: Angelos Tsamis 17points, 6 rebounds, 3 steals and 2 assists, Charisis 15 points, 8 rebounds, 4 block shots, Hatten 12.

In the game in Dramas, the first game for Coach Kalafatakis team for the A1 after ten years, the visiting site of Coach Obradovic didnt had any time to lose nor to kidding. After the first quarter where the Greens didnt play any defense and they most probably hear quite a lot by the experience Coach after the 24 points (24-23) they received from the newcomers, they got serious and did an amazing 16-28 at the end of the first half with 3D in another great performance.
The second half was a continuous monologue for the Greens who kept the difference and increase it a bit with Logan, Tsartsaris and Calathes following from a close distance their captain Dimitirs Dimitris Diamantidis (196-G-80), the score in the 3rd period was only 18-20 and the overall went to 58-71.
In the fourth and final period, the Greens speed up to fulfill the game with 21 points and having 4 players in double digits with Dimitris Diamantidis scoring 16 points, 3 steals and 6 assists, following by Tsartsaris with 15 points, Logan with 15 points, Calathes with 11 points and Sato with 9 points and 11 rebounds.
From KAOD, Jamarr Sanders (193-G-88, college: UAB) was the top performer with 17 points followed by Flowers with 12 points and 10 rebounds, Karidas 11 and Ceranic 10.

In the third game time wise the home team of Coach Bartzokas tried to commit suicide but failed as the players of Panionios lost a difference of 19 points when Ilysiakos cut the deficit to just a basket in the fourth period but couldnt do the surprise at the end.
In the first period the two teams went into the game slightly confused and with very slow basketball with the first point coming from Hol 2 minutes after the beginning of the game!, and offences of 24 seconds and finally the first period ended with 17-14 with Alex Stepheson (205-F-87, college: USC) and Sarikopoulos being the main figures for Bartzokas team while for Flevarakis a great quarter made by the captain of the team Kaselakis.
The 2nd period was Panionios took a lead with Alex Stepheson and Athanasoulas being the main figures while from Flevarakis team which was playing a game with anarchy and with not so orthodox systems, Harding was the main man to keep the deficit just to 7, with 33-25.
The 3rd period was the best period for Panionios as they overcome their opponent with 52-42 but they reached a difference of 19 up to a point, from Ilysiakos Harding and Hatzis were the main tools while from Panionios, Alex Stepheson and Keys at the beginning helped more than their team-mates.
N the 4th and most crucial period the score was going up and down with Ilysiakos with Hatzis and Nana bringing the game to just a basket 5 minutes before the end of the game with 58-56, but Panionios through Marios Batis mainly overcame the first shock and in the next minutes left he scored two three pointers and another one from Nadjifei brought the final score to 10 points and the overall score to 76-66 bringing the two teams to a record of 1-1 in the first two rounds.
The scorers for the 2 teams were as follows:
Panionios: Alex Stepheson 20 points and 9 rebounds, Batis 10 points and 4 assists, Nadjifeji 10 points and 4 rebounds.
Ilysiakos: Harding and Nikos Chatzis (196-G-76) 16 points per head, Todic 14.




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  HOLLAND   


Eredivisie Round 6 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News
Higher ranked Leeuwarden (2-2) fell to eighth ranked Rotterdam (1-4) in overtime by three points 82-85 on Saturday night. It was a good game for Daniel Jones (200-F-79) who led his team to a victory with 23 points. Leeuwarden's coach Erik Braal tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Rotterdam left bottom position moving up to seventh place. Leeuwarden at the other side dropped to the fifth position with two games lost. Rotterdam will face bottom-ranked Weert (#8) on the road in the next round. Leeuwarden will play against Nijmegen and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

The most impressive performance of 6th round was 20 points and 11 rebounds by Mark Sanchez of Leeuwarden.


Rotterdam - Leeuwarden 85-82 OT
Higher ranked Leeuwarden (2-2) fell to eighth ranked Rotterdam (1-4) in overtime by three points 82-85 on Saturday night. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 22-18. But Leeuwarden won second period 18-15. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening, at least not yet. The game turned upside-down in the last quarter, where Leeuwarden used huge pressure winning it 18-15 getting a tie at the end of regular time. They lost eventually overtime period 9-12. Leeuwarden was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for the former international forward Daniel Jones (200-79) who led his team to a victory with 23 points. Forward Ralf de Pagter (200-89, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement) contributed with 22 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. American-Mexican forward Mark Sanchez (201-87, college: Boise St., agency: Court Side) replied with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 11 rebounds and American guard Lance Jeter (190, college: Nebraska) added 16 points in the effort for Leeuwarden. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Leeuwarden's coach Erik Braal tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Rotterdam left bottom position moving up to seventh place. Leeuwarden at the other side dropped to the fifth position with two games lost. Rotterdam will face bottom-ranked Weert (#8) on the road in the next round. Leeuwarden will play against Nijmegen and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Rotterdam: D.Jones 23+4reb+2ast, R.de Pagter 22+5reb+1ast, S.Mladenovic 15+4reb+4ast, T.Sally 15+5reb+3ast, G.Slagter 5+7reb+2ast, L.Williams 3+1reb+1ast
Leeuwarden: M.Sanchez 20+11reb+2ast, L.Jeter 16+2reb+1ast, G.Punch 14+1reb, T.de Paula 11+2ast, M.Adako 7, S.Poels 6+6reb
gschID: 137950


Nijmegen - Leiden 68-74
The game between closely ranked teams ended with fifth ranked Leiden's (3-2) road victory over 6th ranked Nijmegen (3-2) 74-68 on Wednesday. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Nijmegen won third quarter 14-9. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Leiden dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Nijmegen's 30. They outrebounded Nijmegen 47-31 including a 36-22 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a good game for American power forward Gabe Kennedy (205-81, college: UAB, agency: R.H.Consultancy) who led his team to a victory with 24 points and 6 rebounds. Canadian forward Jevohn Shepherd (196-86, college: Michigan) contributed with 16 points (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line) for the winners. Leiden's coach Toon Van Helfteren used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American forward Markel Humphrey (198-87, college: Marshall) replied with 19 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and Canadian forward Ross Bekkering (203-85, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement) added 12 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Nijmegen. Four Nijmegen players scored in double figures. Defending champion moved-up to second place, which they share with defeated Nijmegen. Leiden will have a break next round. Nijmegen will play at home against Leeuwarden.
Top scorers:
Leiden: G.Kennedy 24+6reb, J.Shepherd 16+3reb, T.Jackson 11+6reb, A.Slagter 7+7reb+2ast, P.Hilliman 6+9reb, M.Kherrazi 6+5reb+1ast
Nijmegen: M.Humphrey 19+7reb+4ast, L.Hargrove 14+2reb+1ast, R.Bekkering 12+6reb+1ast, T.Vermeulen 10+3reb+1ast, M.Acker 7+3reb+4ast, M.Aarts 3+3reb
gschID: 137946


Weert - Groningen 77-78
Very expected game when bottom-ranked Weert (0-4) was edged at home by first ranked Groningen (5-1) 78-77 on Saturday. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Weert won third quarter 15-13. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Groningen looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. It was a good game for American guard Alex Wesby (196-80, college: Temple, agency: R.H.Consultancy) who saved his team from a defeat with 18 points and 9 rebounds. The former international point guard Bryan Defares (192-81, college: Boise St.) contributed with 17 points and 6 assists for the winners. Groningen's coach Hakim Salem used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American guard DeMario Anderson (193-85, college: Quinnipiac, agency: Court Side) replied with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 11 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals and his fellow American import guard Robbie Harman (185-88, college: Cent.Michigan, agency: Court Side) added 19 points and 4 assists in the effort for Weert. Four Weert players scored in double figures. Groningen have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 5-1 record. Loser Weert still closes the standings with four games lost. Groningen will face Den Bosch (#4) at home in the next round. Weert will play against Rotterdam (#7) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Groningen: A.Wesby 18+9reb+1ast, B.Defares 17+2reb+6ast, D.Bell 10+2reb+2ast, J.Dourisseau 9+7reb+2ast, S.de Randamie 8+9reb+4ast, A.Wyatt 8+3reb
Weert: D.Anderson 21+11reb+7ast, R.Harman 19+1reb+4ast, D.Minter 13+1reb, K.van Kempen 10+10reb+3ast, Y.Coleman 6+9reb, S.Besseling 5+4reb
gschID: 137948


Nijmegen - Zwolle 73-63
There was a small surprise when sixth ranked Nijmegen (3-2) won against at home 3rd ranked Zwolle (2-2) 73-63 on Saturday. It was a key game for the second position in the league. The hosts trailed by 8 points at the halftime before their 46-28 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Zwolle was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for American point guard Maurice Acker (173-87, college: Marquette, agency: Edge Sports) who led his team to a victory with 19 points, 6 assists and 4 steals (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line). The other American import forward Lucas Hargrove (198-88, college: Auburn) contributed with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Four Nijmegen players scored in double figures. International forward Gerald Robinson (204-84, college: Tennessee-Martin, agency: Court Side) replied with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds and American forward Kareem Maddox (203-89, college: Princeton) added 15 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Zwolle. Nijmegen moved-up to second place, which they share with Leiden. Loser Zwolle dropped to the fifth position with two games lost. Nijmegen will face Leeuwarden (#5) at home in the next round.
Top scorers:
Nijmegen: M.Acker 19+4reb+6ast, R.Bekkering 15+9reb, L.Hargrove 13+11reb, M.Humphrey 12+7reb+2ast, H.Bekkering 7+4reb+2ast, M.Aarts 6+4reb
Zwolle: G.Robinson 17+10reb, K.Maddox 15+7reb+1ast, C.Wells 14+4reb, N.Hulzebos 9+6reb+2ast, K.Zondervan 3+1ast, A.Bunnig 2+1reb
gschID: 137949




Stats Leaders - Eredivisie
Points Per Game
 Lance JETER
  Leeuwarden
  (190-G-)
  Avg: 23
 1. Jeter, Leeuwarden23.0 
 2. Anderson, Weert20.5 
 3. Wells, Zwolle16.0 
 4. Acker, Nijmegen16.0 
 5. Sanchez, Leeuw.15.8 
 6. Wesby, Groningen15.7 
 7. Kennedy, Leiden15.0 
 8. de Pagter, Rotte.14.8 
 9. Turner, Den Bosch14.7 
 10. Bell, Groningen14.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Yamene COLEMAN
  Weert
  (206-C-86)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Coleman, Weert11.3 
 2. Robinson, Zwolle9.0 
 3. Sanchez, Leeuw.8.8 
 4. Wesley, Den Bosch7.7 
 5. Bekkering, Nijme.7.4 
 6. Hilliman, Leiden6.8 
 7. de Randamie, Groni.6.8 
 8. van Kempen, Weert6.8 
 9. Humphrey, Nijmegen6.6 
 10. Van Paassen, Den6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Frank TURNER
  Den Bosch
  (178-G-88)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Turner, Den Bosch6.7 
 2. Harman, Weert5.5 
 3. Anderson, Weert4.8 
 4. Acker, Nijmegen4.2 
 5. Bell, Groningen3.8 
 6. Defares, Groningen3.4 
 7. de Randamie, Groni.3.2 
 8. de Paula, Leeuw.3.0 
 9. Sanchez, Leeuw.3.0 
 10. van Kempen, Weert2.8 
Steals Per Game
 David GONZALVEZ
  Den B.
  (193-G-87)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Gonzalvez, Den B.3.7 
 2. Anderson, Weert2.8 
 3. Huffman, Zwolle2.8 
 4. Harman, Weert2.5 
 5. de Jong, Leiden2.0 
 6. de Randamie, Groni.1.8 
 7. Jones, Rotterdam1.8 
 8. Wessels, Den Bosch1.7 
 9. Acker, Nijmegen1.6 
 10. Hulzebos, Zwolle1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Avis WYATT
  Groningen
  (211-F/C-84)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Wyatt, Groningen1.8 
 2. Bekkering, Nijme.1.6 
 3. Maddox, Zwolle1.3 
 4. Wesley, Den Bosch1.0 
 5. Kennedy, Leiden0.8 
 6. Wells, Zwolle0.8 
 7. Aarts, Nijmegen0.8 
 8. Saaka, Zwolle0.8 
 9. Minter, Weert0.8 
 10. Wessels, Den Bos.0.7 


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


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  HUNGARY   


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


Ivan Pap signed with NYKK - by Tamas Deri
Hungarian-serbian forward, Ivan Pap (203-F-88, agency: TSS Management) signed for the rest of the season with NYKK and might have his debut this weekend against Kaposvar already. The 24 years old, 203 cm tall forward agreed during the summer with MBK Rieker Komarno but had to leave the team because he did not get his hungarian passport until the season started. Finally he has his hungarian citizenship also and can play as a domestic player in our league. He spent the last season with Novi Sad in the 2nd division of Serbia and averaged: 8.6ppg, 2.1rpg, 1.0spg, FGP: 44.2%, 3PT: 32.3%, FT: 75.0% in 25 games.

Brandon Gay joins Szolnok while Mujo Tuljkovic had to leave - by Levente Szabo
Szolnoki Olajbanyasz and Mujo Tuljkovic (203-F-79, agency: Beo Basket) parted ways earlier this week after the Bosnian player failed to fulfill the expectations during his tryout. In his short stay Tuljkovic played 3 games in the Hungarian League where he recorded 9.7 points and 4.3 rebounds in only 17 minutes of playing time, but during the EuroChallenge qualifying round he had only 5.5 points and 2.2 rebounds in 22.5 minutes of action.

With the EuroChallenge group stage just 2 weeks away the management of the team had no time to waste so they reacted immediately and signed Brandon Gay (203-F-82, agency: Edge Sports, college: San Diego). The American forward started the season in Georgia with Sokhumi Tbilisi. In the Georgian Superleague he played 2 games and filled up the statsheet with 18.5 ppg, 10.5 rpg, 4.5 apg and 2.5 spg and in the EuorChallenge qualifying round he had 14.0ppg and 4.5rpg but his team felt short against BK Minsk-2006.

Before joining Sokhumi Tbilisi, Brandon Gay played 2 years in the German top division for TBB Trier and he spent 4 years in Belgium for Antwerp Giants (3) and Verviers-Pepinster (1). In the 2009-2010 season Brandon played 14 EuroChallenge games with Antwerp Giants recording 13.2ppg, 6.1rpg, 1.1apg, FGP: 46.5%, 3PT: 41.2%, FT: 83.3%, so the fans of Szolnoki Olajbanyasz should be happy with the acquisition of the experienced player.




A Division Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Lorenzo WILLIAMS
  Atomeromu
  (191-G-84)
  Avg: 25.5
 1. Williams, Atomeromu25.5 
 2. Ivosev, Szedeak25.0 
 3. Miskovic, Marso N.22.3 
 4. Ingram, FS Debre.21.3 
 5. Bell, Kormend21.3 
 6. Jones, Jaszberenyi21.0 
 7. Timberlake, Falco-.20.8 
 8. El Amin, Albacomp20.5 
 9. Townes, Kormend19.3 
 10. Raivio, Kaposvari19.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ivan MISKOVIC
  Marso N.
  (203-F/C-84)
  Avg: 14
 1. Miskovic, Marso N.14.0 
 2. Jones, Jaszberenyi13.3 
 3. Szabo, FS Debrecen11.0 
 4. Ivosev, Szedeak10.3 
 5. Pantelic, Falco-Sz.8.8 
 6. Dawson, Jaszbere.8.0 
 7. Szabo, Falco-Szova7.8 
 8. Izzo, FS Debrecen7.5 
 9. Chism, Albacomp7.3 
 10. Raivio, Kaposvari7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Stefan FEKETE
  Marso N.
  (188-G-86)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Fekete, Marso N.6.5 
 2. Kelley, Kecskemeti6.5 
 3. Williams, Atomeromu6.3 
 4. Kalman, Falco-Sz.5.8 
 5. El Amin, Albacomp5.5 
 6. Wilson, Kaposvari5.3 
 7. Simon, Albacomp5.3 
 8. Trotter, Szolnok5.0 
 9. Fodor, Szolnok5.0 
 10. Drahos, Szedeak4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Stefan FEKETE
  Marso N.
  (188-G-86)
  Avg: 6
 1. Fekete, Marso N.6.0 
 2. Szoegi, Szolnok4.0 
 3. Kelley, Kecskemeti3.3 
 4. Ingram, FS Debre.2.7 
 5. Ivosev, Szedeak2.7 
 6. Trotter, Szolnok2.7 
 7. Wilson, Kaposvari2.5 
 8. Raivio, Kaposvari2.5 
 9. Baki, ZTE K.2.5 
 10. Wittmann, Kecsk.2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Darian TOWNES
  Kormend
  (208-F/C-84)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Townes, Kormend2.5 
 2. Jones, Jaszberenyi2.3 
 3. Pantelic, Falco-Sz.1.5 
 4. Morgen, Atomeromu1.5 
 5. Juhos, Albacomp1.0 
 6. Nailon, Atomeromu1.0 
 7. Bencze, Kecskemeti1.0 
 8. Bader, Szolnok1.0 
 9. Miskovic, Marso N.1.0 
 10. Hines, ZTE K.1.0 


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Express L. Round 4: KR hands first loss to Stjarnan - by Eurobasket News
There were just four rounds played in Regular Season of Express L. and we can clearly see which teams will fight for top positions and which will try to avoid bottom places. The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with loss of the undefeated team and favorites losing the games.

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Stjarnan (3-1) at the home court on Thursday night. Hosts were defeated by fourth ranked KR (3-1) 84-76. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Stjarnan. The guests trailed by 14 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 1-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 84-76. KR looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard David Tairu (191-G-86, agency: TM Sports, college: Texas Tech) (191-86, college: Texas Tech, agency: TM Sports) who helped to win the game recording 16 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. The other American import guard Edward Horton (193-85, college: Murray St.) contributed with 21 points and 5 assists for the winners. KR's coach used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American guard Justin Shouse (180-81, college: Mercyhurst) replied with 22 points for Stjarnan. Defending champion moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Stjarnan. KR is looking forward to face Keflavik (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Stjarnan will play against Thor Thorl in Thorlakshofn and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Another interesting game for Thor Thorl (3-1) which played on the court of Njardvik (2-2). Sixth ranked Thor Thorl had an easy win 90-75. American players dominated the game. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Darrin Govens (185-88, college: St.Joseph's) who helped to win the game recording 29 points and 8 assists and Mike Ringgold who added 14 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists during the contest. At the losing side power forward Cameron Echols (203-81, college: Ball St.) responded with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 14 rebounds. Njardvik's coach rotated ten players and allowed the starting five to rest. Thor Thorl have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams. Njardvik at the other side dropped to the sixth position with two games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Thor Thorl will play against Stjarnan (#5) at home in the next round. Njardvik will play against Snaefell in Stykkisholmur and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Snaefell (2-2) against eighth ranked IR (2-2) on Thursday night. Visiting Snaefell was defeated by IR in a tough game in Reykjavik 80-85. The winners were led by Niels Dungal who had that evening a double-double by scoring 14 points, 14 rebounds and 5 assists. Even 21 points and 9 rebounds by Quincy Hankins-Cole did not help to save the game for Snaefell. IR moved-up to sixth place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Snaefell. IR will meet Tindastoll (#11) in the next round where they are favorite. Snaefell will play against Njardvik (#7) in Njardvik and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Express L. top team - Grindavik (4-0) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed eleventh ranked Tindastoll (0-4) 85-65. Sigurdur Thorsteinsson fired a double-double by scoring 21 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. Grindavik's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Grindavik have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 4-0 record. Tindastoll at the other side still closes the standings with four games lost. Grindavik's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Valur (#12) in Reykjavik which should be another easy win for them. Tindastoll will play at home against IR in Reykjavik and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Bottom-ranked Haukar is still unable to win any game. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. This time they lost on the road their fourth consecutive match to fifth ranked Keflavik (3-1) 85-76 on Friday evening. American players dominated also this game. It was a very good performance for Charles Parker who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 24 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists. Keflavik's coach used entire bench and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Keflavik have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Haukar still closes the standings with four games lost. Keflavik will face league's second-placed KR in Reykjavik in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Haukar will play at home against Fjolnir (#9) and looks forward to get finally their first victory.

In the last game of round 4 winless Valur was beaten by Fjolnir on the road 81-77.


Stjarnan - KR 76-84

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Stjarnan (3-1) at the home court on Thursday night. Hosts were defeated by fourth ranked KR (3-1) 84-76. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Stjarnan. The guests trailed by 14 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 1-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 84-76. KR looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard David Tairu (191-86, college: Texas Tech, agency: TM Sports) who helped to win the game recording 16 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. The other American import guard Edward Horton (193-85, college: Murray St.) contributed with 21 points and 5 assists for the winners. Tairu is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. KR's coach used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American guard Justin Shouse (180-81, college: Mercyhurst) replied with 22 points and swingman Marvin Valdimarsson (198-81) added 15 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Stjarnan. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Defending champion moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Stjarnan. KR is looking forward to face Keflavik (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Stjarnan will play against Thor Thorl in Thorlakshofn and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
KR: E.Horton 21+2reb+5ast, D.Tairu 16+9reb+5ast, H.Magnusson 13+4reb+5ast, S.Ingason 11+5reb+2ast, M.Hermannsson 9+4reb+4ast, J.Kristjansson 4+3reb
Stjarnan: J.Shouse 22+4reb+3ast, M.Valdimarsson 15+7reb+3ast, K.Cothran 11+9reb+2ast, G.Larusson 11+7reb+1ast, F.Helgason 8+6reb+1ast, J.Zdravevski 7+1reb+1ast
gschID: 140072


IR - Snaefell 85-80

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Snaefell (2-2) against eighth ranked IR (2-2) on Thursday night. Visiting Snaefell was defeated by IR in a tough game in Reykjavik 80-85. The hosts trailed by 16 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 5 points. IR forced 19 Snaefell turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. The winners were led by guard Niels Dungal (191-83, college: Longwood) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 14 points, 14 rebounds and 5 assists and Serbian-Canadian forward Nemanja Sovic (198-77, college: Pfeiffer) supported him with 26 points. Even 21 points and 9 rebounds by American forward Quincy Hankins-Cole (203, agency: Hoops Ambassadors) did not help to save the game for Snaefell. Marquis Hall added 10 points, 10 rebounds and 9 assists for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. IR moved-up to sixth place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Snaefell. IR will meet Tindastoll (#11) in the next round where they are favorite. Snaefell will play against Njardvik (#7) in Njardvik and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
IR: N.Sovic 26+3reb, E.Arnarson 17+3reb+5ast, N.Dungal 14+14reb+5ast, W.Johnson 11+4reb+2ast, E.Onundarson 9+4reb+4ast, K.Jonasson 6+8reb+3ast
Snaefell: Q.Hankins-Cole 21+9reb+1ast, J.Olafur Jonsson 15+11reb+2ast, P.Sigurgeirsson 11+2reb+6ast, M.Sheldon Hall 10+10reb+9ast, H.Gunnarsson 8+2reb+2ast, O.Torfason 8+7reb
gschID: 140073


Keflavik - Haukar 85-76

Bottom-ranked Haukar is still unable to win any game. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. This time they lost on the road their fourth consecutive match to fifth ranked Keflavik (3-1) 85-76 on Friday evening. Haukar trailed by 12 points after 3 quarters before a 21-18 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 76-85 at the end of the game. Keflavik made 19-of-24 free shots (79.2 percent) during the game. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Keflavik made 7 blocks. American players dominated also this game. It was a very good performance for guard Charles Parker (193-85, college: Millersville) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 24 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists. Forward Jarryd Cole (200-88, college: Iowa) contributed with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Keflavik's coach used entire bench and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Swingman Jovonni Shuler (193-87, college: Savannah St.) replied with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 16 rebounds and centre Christopher Smith added 17 points, 8 rebounds and 4 blocks in the effort for Haukar. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Keflavik have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Haukar still closes the standings with four games lost. Keflavik will face league's second-placed KR in Reykjavik in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Haukar will play at home against Fjolnir (#9) and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Keflavik: C.Parker 24+11reb+6ast, S.Dagostino 17+1reb+1ast, J.Cole 15+12reb+2ast, M.Gunnarsson 12+3reb+6ast, V.Valsson 5+2reb+1ast, A.Gudbrandsson 4+5reb
Haukar: J.Shuler 18+16reb+1ast, C.Smith 17+8reb+2ast, O.Sigurdarson 15+4reb+2ast, S.Haraldsson 10+1reb+7ast, H.Oskarsson 6+1ast, D.Hermannsson 5+3reb+1ast
gschID: 140074


Fjolnir - Valur 81-77

No shocking result in a game when ninth ranked Fjolnir (2-2) beat at home bottom-ranked Valur (0-4) 81-77 on Friday. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 31-19. But Valur won second period 21-13. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Quite impressive performance for American forward Nathan Walkup (200-88, college: Texas A&M) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 24 points and 11 rebounds. Guard Arni Ragnarsson (192-87) contributed with 13 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. American forward Darnell Hugee (201-85, college: Prairie View A&M) replied with a double-double by scoring 30 points, 11 rebounds and 6 blocks and Slovenian power forward Igor Tratnik (206-89) added 13 points and 11 rebounds in the effort for Valur. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Valur's coach tested ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Fjolnir moved-up to sixth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Newly promoted Valur still closes the standings with four games lost. Fjolnir will face Haukar (#10) in Hafnarfjordur in the next round. Valur will play at home against the league's leader Grindavik and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Fjolnir: N.Walkup 24+11reb+2ast, C.O'Neil 18+5reb+2ast, A.Ragnarsson 13+6reb+7ast, A.Gudmundsson 11+2reb+2ast, J.Sverrisson 7+9reb+1ast, B.Rikhardsson 5+2reb
Valur: D.Hugee 30+11reb+2ast, I.Tratnik 13+11reb+1ast, B.Petursson 13+9reb, R.Gylfason 10+1reb+3ast, A.Bracey 7+2reb+2ast, A.Dungal 2+2reb
gschID: 140075


Grindavik - Tindastoll 85-65

Express L. top team - Grindavik (4-0) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed eleventh ranked Tindastoll (0-4) 85-65. The game was mostly controlled by Grindavik. Tindastoll was better in second period 23-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Grindavik dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Tindastoll's 42. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists comparing to just 10 passes made by Tindastoll's players. The former international center Sigurdur Thorsteinsson (204-88) fired a double-double by scoring 21 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. American forward J'Nathan Bullock (196-87, college: Cleveland St., agency: Pro One Sports) chipped in 18 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Four Grindavik players scored in double figures. Grindavik's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American guard Maurice Miller (187-88, college: Georgia Tech) produced a double-double by scoring 20 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists and his fellow American import forward Trey Hampton (201-87, college: Georgia St.) added 17 points and 10 rebounds respectively for lost side. Grindavik have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 4-0 record. Tindastoll at the other side still closes the standings with four games lost. Grindavik's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Valur (#12) in Reykjavik which should be another easy win for them. Tindastoll will play at home against IR in Reykjavik and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Grindavik: S.Thorsteinsson 21+13reb+1ast, J.Bullock 18+8reb+4ast, G.Watson 17+2reb+7ast, P.Axel Vilbergsson 15+3reb+1ast, O.Olafsson 7+2reb+1ast, O.Saevarsson 4+2reb+2ast
Tindastoll: M.Miller 20+11reb+4ast, T.Hampton 17+10reb, F.Hreinsson 11+1reb, H.Viggosson 5+6reb, H.Birgisson 5+1reb+1ast, H.Margeirsson 3+3reb+1ast
gschID: 140076


Njardvik - Thor Thorl 75-90

Another interesting game for Thor Thorl (3-1) which played on the court of Njardvik (2-2). Sixth ranked Thor Thorl had an easy win 90-75. Njardvik was ahead by 2 points at the halftime before a 53-36 second half run of Thor Thorl. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 26 assists. American players dominated the game. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Darrin Govens (185-88, college: St.Joseph's) who helped to win the game recording 29 points and 8 assists and forward Mike Ringgold (200, college: Rider) who added 14 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists during the contest. Four Thor Thorl players scored in double figures. At the losing side power forward Cameron Echols (203-81, college: Ball St.) responded with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 14 rebounds and guard Travis Holmes (193, college: VMI, agency: Strategic Sports) produced a double-double by scoring 13 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists. Njardvik's coach rotated ten players and allowed the starting five to rest. Thor Thorl have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with 3 other teams. Njardvik at the other side dropped to the sixth position with two games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Thor Thorl will play against Stjarnan (#5) at home in the next round. Njardvik will play against Snaefell in Stykkisholmur and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Thor Thorl: D.Govens 29+4reb+8ast, M.Ringgold 14+11reb+5ast, G.Jonsson 14+10reb+6ast, D.Hilmarsson 13+4reb, M.Latinovic 7+2reb+1ast, G.Erlendsson 7+3reb+2ast
Njardvik: C.Echols 21+14reb+1ast, E.Fridriksson 18+3reb+2ast, T.Holmes 13+13reb+4ast, R.Erlingsson 8+3reb+3ast, S.Fjeldsted 4+3reb+1ast, M.Baginski 4
gschID: 140071




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


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


Stats Leaders (Men)
Points Per Game
 Brandon COTTON
  Snaefell
  (183-G-85)
  Avg: 35.3
 1. Cotton, Snaefell35.3 
 2. Govens, Thor Thorl31.0 
 3. Sovic, IR24.3 
 4. Tairu, KR23.3 
 5. Echols, Njardvik22.8 
 6. Dagostino, Keflavik22.7 
 7. Shuler, Haukar22.5 
 8. Horton, KR22.5 
 9. Shouse, Stjarnan21.5 
 10. Walkup, Fjolnir20.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Quincy HANKINS-COLE
  Snaef.
  (203-F-)
  Avg: 13.8
 1. Hankins-Cole, Snae.13.8 
 2. Ringgold, Thor Tho.12.8 
 3. Echols, Njardvik12.5 
 4. Cole, Keflavik12.0 
 5. Walkup, Fjolnir11.0 
 6. Shuler, Haukar11.0 
 7. Thorsteinsso., Gri.10.3 
 8. Hampton, Tindastoll10.3 
 9. Parker, Keflavik9.3 
 10. Jonsson, Snaefell9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Giordan WATSON
  Grindavik
  (178-G-85)
  Avg: 7
 1. Watson, Grindavik7.0 
 2. Claessen, IR5.7 
 3. Shouse, Stjarnan5.5 
 4. O''Neil, Fjolnir5.5 
 5. Miller, Tindastoll5.5 
 6. Govens, Thor Thorl5.3 
 7. Sigurgeirsso., Sna.5.3 
 8. Gunnarsson, Kefla.5.0 
 9. Steinarsson, Fjoln.4.8 
 10. Horton, KR4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Keith COTHRAN
  Stjarnan
  (193-G-86)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Cothran, Stjarnan3.5 
 2. Shuler, Haukar3.3 
 3. Shouse, Stjarnan3.3 
 4. Holmes, Njardvik3.3 
 5. Parker, Keflavik2.5 
 6. Fridriksson, Njard.2.0 
 7. Dagostino, Keflavik2.0 
 8. Gunnarsson, Kefla.1.8 
 9. Barja, Haukar1.8 
 10. Govens, Thor Thorl1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Darnell HUGEE
  Valur
  (201-F-85)
  Avg: 3
 1. Hugee, Valur3.0 
 2. Jonsson, Snaefell1.8 
 3. Magnusson, KR1.3 
 4. Cole, Keflavik1.3 
 5. Tratnik, Valur1.3 
 6. Hampton, Tindastoll1.0 
 7. Bartolotta, IR1.0 
 8. Eiriksson, Fjolnir1.0 
 9. Johannsson, Tinda.1.0 
 10. Johannsson, KR1.0 


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BJ League Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Wendell WHITE
  Oita H.
  (198-G-84)
  Avg: 24.3
 1. White, Oita H.24.3 
 2. Hargrow, Chiba J.24.3 
 3. Parker, Shimane SM24.0 
 4. Palmer, Fukuoka22.3 
 5. Flowers, Saitama21.5 
 6. Washington, Osaka20.8 
 7. Staten, Chiba Jets20.0 
 8. Roberts, Shins.19.5 
 9. Okosa, Okinawa GK19.3 
 10. Lyons, Miyazaki19.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jeff NEWTON
  Okinawa GK
  (205-C-81)
  Avg: 12.7
 1. Newton, Okinawa GK12.7 
 2. Holm, Niigata Albi.12.5 
 3. Ocitti, Akita NH12.0 
 4. McFarland, Yokoham.12.0 
 5. Washington, Osaka11.8 
 6. Rickert, Kyoto H.11.8 
 7. Mims, Sendai 89ers11.3 
 8. Dora, Miyazaki SS11.3 
 9. Cummings, Oita H.10.5 
 10. Nunnally, Takamat.10.5 
Assists Per Game
 Edward YAMAMOTO
  Shima.
  (173-PG-86)
  Avg: 9
 1. Yamamoto, Shima.9.0 
 2. Satterfield, Saita.6.8 
 3. Gardener, Akita NH5.5 
 4. Namizato, Okina.5.3 
 5. Takushi, Oita H.5.0 
 6. Murry, Niigata5.0 
 7. Kabaya, Yokohama.4.8 
 8. Saito, Shinshu BW4.5 
 9. Hamilton, Fukuok.4.3 
 10. Simmons, Yokoham.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Jamel STATEN
  Chiba Jets
  (198-G-83)
  Avg: 3
 1. Staten, Chiba Jets3.0 
 2. Palmer, Fukuoka2.5 
 3. Nakanishi, Fukuok.2.5 
 4. Lyons, Miyazaki SS2.3 
 5. Okosa, Okinawa GK2.3 
 6. Ohguchi, Hamamats.2.0 
 7. Golson, Shimane SM2.0 
 8. Hamilton, Fukuok.2.0 
 9. Dukes, Sendai 89e.2.0 
 10. Yamada, Yokohama.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Lawrence BLACKLEDGE
  Osaka E.
  (206-F-86)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Blackledge, Osaka5.5 
 2. Davis, Shimane SM3.8 
 3. Hughes, Shinshu BW3.0 
 4. Marshall, Osaka E.2.8 
 5. Ashby, Shiga L.2.0 
 6. Flowers, Saitama2.0 
 7. McHenry, Okina.2.0 
 8. Dukes, Sendai 89e.1.8 
 9. Ocitti, Akita NH1.8 
 10. Singleton, Sendai1.7 


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


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  LATVIA   


Turiba and Valmiera won the Challenge Cup games - by Eurobasket News
Turiba and Valmiera won the Challenge Cup games of Baltic League.
Latvian Turiba has registered their first victory this season after two consecutive loses. They used home court advantage to defeat Estonian Rapla 81-64. Kristaps Mediss (188-F-89, agency: FCM) top-scored for the winners with 21 points and 6 rebounds.
Valmiera overcame TTU/Kalev 75:60. Ernests Kalve (200-F-87) paced all the winners with 21 points and Oskars Virsis (191-G-89) added 15 points and 10 boards.
Ventspils meanwhile lost to Lithuanian Rudupis 77:78. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Ventspils. It was a key game for the top position in Elite as both teams had the same 2-1 record before this meeting. The guests trailed by 24 points after three quarters before their 30-5 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Rudupis dominated on the defensive end, holding Ventspils to just 5 points in fourth quarter. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Povilas Butkevicius (203-F-87) who helped to win the game recording 21 points and 8 rebounds and forward Dainius Salenga (197-F-77) who added 24 points during the contest. At the losing side American guard Jahmar Young (196-G-86, college: N.Mexico St.) with 13 points and 6 rebounds and Montenegrin guard Bojan Bakic (197-G-83, agency: Alti Sport) scored 17 points.



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  LESOTHO   


NBL Standings
NBL 1st Round Standings
1. KTA All Stars 4-0
2. Shines 4-0
3. Lerotholi P. 2-2
4. Rovers 2-2
5. Limkokwing 1-1
6. Leseli 1-2
7. Bashana Baeso 1-3
8. Roma Boys
1-3
9. Re 'Moho 0-0
10. Slammers 0-3


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  LITHUANIA   


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


Stats Leaders - NKL
Points Per Game
 Vidmantas UZKURAITIS
  Delikate.
  (189-G-85)
  Avg: 23
 1. Uzkuraitis, Delika.23.0 
 2. Maneikis, Meresta21.8 
 3. Vingelis, LKKA-.21.0 
 4. Lengvinas, Nafta19.0 
 5. Sragauskis, LKKA-.18.4 
 6. Pancerevas, Silute18.3 
 7. Masiulis, Matinga-.18.0 
 8. Gudaitis, Gargzdai17.4 
 9. Brown, Mazeikiai17.3 
 10. Jucikas, AB.17.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Audrius MINEIKIS
  Radviliskis
  (201-F-77)
  Avg: 11.4
 1. Mineikis, Radvilis.11.4 
 2. Gudaitis, Gargzdai10.9 
 3. Tamasevicius, Silu.9.1 
 4. Ambrulaitis, Ezeru.9.0 
 5. Vaitiekunas, Triob.8.7 
 6. Jucikas, AB.8.0 
 7. Pikalavicius, Deli.7.9 
 8. Kazakauskas, Naft.7.4 
 9. Kumpys, Nafta U.7.1 
 10. Masiulis, Matinga.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Ignas RAZUTIS
  Silute
  (185-G-87)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Razutis, Silute5.9 
 2. Malasauskas, LKKA.5.6 
 3. Rakauskas, Radvili.5.4 
 4. Venskus, Nafta U.5.0 
 5. Artamonov, Meresta5.0 
 6. Vingelis, LKKA-.4.9 
 7. Semaska, Perla.4.8 
 8. Kurauskas, AB.4.8 
 9. Varanauskas, Stat.4.8 
 10. Kvedaraviciu., De.4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Martynas PALIUKENAS
  S.Marc.
  (178-PG-93)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Paliukenas, S.Marc.2.6 
 2. Slivka, Meresta2.4 
 3. Jogela, Zalgir.2.4 
 4. Kazakauskas, Naft.2.4 
 5. Venskus, Nafta U.2.1 
 6. Vileita, Perla.2.1 
 7. Radavicius, Meres.2.1 
 8. Kuklierius, Mating.2.1 
 9. Kvedaraviciu., Del.2.0 
 10. Rauktys, Radvilis.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Tomas URBONAS
  LK.
  (214-C-92)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Urbonas, LK.3.5 
 2. Mockevicius, S.Mar.3.0 
 3. Gudaitis, Gargzdai1.8 
 4. Pupinis, Matinga-.1.8 
 5. Kymantas, Zalgir.1.7 
 6. Krestinin, S.Marc.1.5 
 7. Jucikas, AB.1.5 
 8. Giedraitis, ABRO-.1.3 
 9. Stakenas, Statyba1.2 
 10. Kaubrys, Silute1.1 


Best players of NKL round 7 - by Eurobasket News
Experienced former international forward Audrius Mineikis (201-F-77) had an amazing evening in the last round for league's second-best Radviliskis and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com NKL Player of the Week award for round 7.
The 34-year old forward had a double-double of 20 points and sixteen rebounds, while his team crushed Mazeikiai (#14, 2-5) with 18-point margin 79-61. Radviliskis is placed at 2nd position in NKL. They would have been even better if they did not have these two lost games earlier in Regular Season. Radviliskis will need more victories to improve their 5-2 record. In the team's last game Mineikis had a remarkable 57.1% from 2-point range. It's his second year at Radviliskis and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Mineikis has impressive league stats. He leads league in rebounds with 10.7rpg. Mineikis is in league's top in and averages solid 51.0% FGP and 65.0% from behind 3-point line.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was young guard Sarunas Vingelis (192-G-89) of LKKA-Atletas. Vingelis impressed basketball fans with 30 points, 3 rebounds and 7 assists. Of course he lead LKKA-Atletas to another comfortable win 106-92 over the lower-ranked Meresta (#16, 1-6) being unquestionably team leader. The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. But LKKA-Atletas managed to improve slightly their position in standings taking 9th place. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 4-3 record is not bad and everything may still change. Vingelis is one of the most experienced players at LKKA-Atletas and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 23.4ppg (#1). He also recorded 4.9 assists per game.

The third best performed player last round was Mantas Tamasevicius (196-G-86) of Silute (#8). Tamasevicius scored 20 points and grabbed fifteen rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Silute, leading his team to a 81-70 win against the lower-ranked ABRO-Univ. (#15, 1-6). Silute needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 4 victories and 3 lost games. Tamasevicius has a great season in Lithuania. After only 7 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 9.1rpg (3rd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Klym Artamonov (176-PG-93) of Meresta - 25 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists
5. Vaidas Kariniauskas (198-F-93) of Zalgiris-Sabonio - 19 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists
6. Julius Jucikas (205-C-89) of ABRO-Univ. - 17 points and 11 rebounds
7. Vytautas Kruzikas (199-F-89) of Triobet - 20 points and 9 rebounds
8. Tomas Lekunas (195-F-93) of S.Marciulionio - 16 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists
9. Gintautas Vileita (194-G-75) of Perlas-MRU - 14 points, 2 rebounds and 8 assists
10. Mindaugas Keras (200-F-85) of Delikatesas - 14 points, 14 rebounds and 2 assists

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


Sylvester Morgan joins Pieno Zvaigzdes - by Eurobasket News
Pieno Zvaigzdes strengthened their roster. They signed contract with Sylvester Morgan (208-C-83, college: Georgia St.). The centre started the previous season in Ukraine. He played for Kryvbasbasket. His stats read 3.0 points and 2.4 rebounds per game. In January the centre moved to Morrow Disciples. Sylvester Morgan posted 14.9 points, 13.1 boards, 5.0 blocks and 2.1 assists per game in UBA. In March the centre inked a deal with Caballeros de Culiacan. Sylvester Morgan notched 10.3 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per appearance in CIBACOPA. Previously the centre had stints in SEBL, Cyprus, France, ANBL, South Korea, Venezuela and Japan.

NKL Round 8: Nafta Universitetas beat Radviliskis by three after a very close game - by Eurobasket News
The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The most exciting game of round 8 in the NKL took place in Klaipeda. This derby game ended with only three-point defeat on the road of second-ranked Radviliskis (5-3) to fifth ranked Nafta Universitetas (5-3) 73-70 in the game for the second place. The hosts trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 23-14 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Guard Modestas Kumpys (191-G-91) orchestrated the victory by scoring 20 points and 6 rebounds. Forward Viktoras Chodosovskis (200-89) contributed with 18 points and 6 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. Forward Audrius Mineikis (201-77) replied with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 16 rebounds for Radviliskis. Nafta Universitetas moved-up to second place, which they share with 4 other teams including defeated Radviliskis. Nafta Universitetas is looking forward to face Meresta (#15) in Pakruojis in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Radviliskis will play at home against Gargzdai-Bremena (#12) and is hoping to win this game.
Very important is a home loss of third ranked Statyba (5-3) against eleventh ranked Triobet (4-4) on Saturday night. Host Statyba was defeated by Triobet in a tough game in Vilnius 65-69. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Tadas Sebeziovas (183-85) who helped to win the game recording 16 points and 8 rebounds and Vytautas Kruzikas who added 13 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. Forward Eigirdas Zukauskas (201-92) responded with 9 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Triobet moved-up to seventh place, which they share with 4 other teams. Statyba at the other side dropped to the second position with three games lost. They share it with 4 other teams. Triobet will play against bottom-ranked ABRO-Universitetas (#16) in Siauliai in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Statyba will play on the road against Zalgiris-Sabonio (#3) in Kaunas and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a road loss of second ranked Zalgiris-Sabonio (5-3) against fifteenth ranked Meresta (2-6) on Saturday night. Visiting Zalgiris-Sabonio was crushed by Meresta in Pakruojis 91-72. Meresta maintains fifteenth position with 2-6 record. Loser Zalgiris-Sabonio keeps the second place with three games lost. They share the position with 4 other teams. Meresta will meet at home higher ranked Nafta Universitetas (#6) in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Zalgiris-Sabonio will play against Statyba (#4) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
NKL top team - Delikatesas (7-1) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed fifteenth ranked ABRO-Universitetas (1-7) in Siauliai 92-71. The best player for the winners was Vidmantas Uzkuraitis who scored 26 points and 5 rebounds. Delikatesas' coach Robertas Stankevicius felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Delikatesas have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 7-1 record. ABRO-Universitetas lost seventh consecutive game. They dropped to the bottom place with seven games lost. Delikatesas' next round opponent will be S.Marciulionio (#14) which should be another easy win for them. ABRO-Universitetas will play against Triobet in Jonava.
Important game to mention about took place in . Sixth ranked Matinga-Juod. (5-3) saved a 2-point victory at home edging 9th ranked LKKA-Atletas (4-4) 75-73 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of LKKA-Atletas. Arturas Masiulis orchestrated the victory by scoring 24 points and 7 rebounds. Matinga-Juod. moved-up to second place, which they share with 4 other teams. Loser LKKA-Atletas dropped to the seventh position with four games lost. Matinga-Juod. will face Silute (#10) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. LKKA-Atletas will play against Mazeikiai.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 8: S.Marciulionio was beaten by Gargzdai on the road 100-95. Ezerunas-Karys won against Silute on its own court 84-81. Perlas-MRU unfortunately lost to Mazeikiai in a road game 76-85.
The most impressive performance of 8th round was 24 points and 12 rebounds by Arturas Gudaitis of Gargzdai.


Statyba - Triobet 65-69

Very important is a home loss of third ranked Statyba (5-3) against eleventh ranked Triobet (4-4) on Saturday night. Host Statyba was defeated by Triobet in a tough game in Vilnius 65-69. Statyba was tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. Triobet made 26-of-34 charity shots (76.5 percent) during the game. Triobet outrebounded Statyba 43-30 including 30 on the defensive glass. Statyba was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Tadas Sebeziovas (183-85) who helped to win the game recording 16 points and 8 rebounds and forward Vytautas Kruzikas (199-89) who added 13 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. Forward Eigirdas Zukauskas (201-92) responded with 9 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and guard Ovidijus Varanauskas (187-91) scored 12 points. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Triobet moved-up to seventh place, which they share with 4 other teams. Statyba at the other side dropped to the second position with three games lost. They share it with 4 other teams. Triobet will play against bottom-ranked ABRO-Universitetas (#16) in Siauliai in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Statyba will play on the road against Zalgiris-Sabonio (#3) in Kaunas and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Triobet: T.Sebeziovas 16+8reb+3ast, H.Vorotnikovas 16+1reb+1ast, V.Kruzikas 13+8reb, M.Linkevicius 9+8reb+1ast, A.Vasiliauskas 6+1reb+6ast, P.Vaitiekunas 4+8reb+1ast
Statyba: T.Rinkunas 13+4reb, M.Budzinauskas 12+2reb+2ast, O.Varanauskas 12+3reb+2ast, E.Zukauskas 9+8reb+4ast, V.Luksa 7+8reb+1ast, R.Sugintas 7+3reb+1ast
gschID: 148324


Gargzdai - S.Marciulionio 100-95

There was a small surprise when thirteenth ranked Gargzdai-Bremena (3-5) beat at home 10th ranked S.Marciulionio (3-5) 100-95 on Saturday. S.Marciulionio was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Gargzdai-Bremena shot the lights out from three sinking 14 long-distance shots on high 63.6 percentage. S.Marciulionio was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. Center Arturas Gudaitis (208-93) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 12 rebounds. Guard Mantas Martinkus (188-91) contributed with 20 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists for the winners. Gargzdai-Bremena's coach Mindaugas Bugys used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Guard Giedrius Kulbis (187-81) replied with 13 points, 9 assists and 4 steals and forward Tomas Lekunas (195-93) added 14 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for S.Marciulionio. Four Gargzdai-Bremena and five S.Marciulionio players scored in double figures. Gargzdai-Bremena moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with S.Marciulionio and Mazeikiai. Gargzdai-Bremena will face league's second-placed Radviliskis on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
Top scorers:
Gargzdai: A.Gudaitis 24+12reb, M.Martinkus 20+5reb+9ast, K.Timofejevas 18+3reb+1ast, M.Grigaitis 15+1reb+1ast, L.Lucinskas 9+5reb+2ast, D.Matutis 7+3reb+3ast
S.Marciulionio: V.Trepocka 16+5reb, O.Olisevicius 15+2reb+2ast, T.Lekunas 14+8reb+1ast, M.Paliukenas 14+2reb+2ast, G.Kulbis 13+4reb+9ast, M.Niparavicius 12+5reb+3ast
gschID: 148325


Ezerunas-Karys - Silute 84-81

There was a minor upset when higher ranked Silute (4-4) was edged by twelfth ranked Ezerunas-Karys (4-4) in Moletai 84-81 on Saturday. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Ezerunas-Karys dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Silute's 26. Ezerunas-Karys forced 22 Silute turnovers and outrebounded them 38-27 including 25 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Forward Raimondas Ambrulaitis (199-82) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists (perfect from the field making all nine shots !!!). Guard Paulius Lescinskas (188-93) contributed with 24 points and 4 assists (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line) for the winners. Guard Evaldas Jurkus (190-84) replied with 24 points and swingman Andrius Cizikas (197-88) added 14 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Silute. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Ezerunas-Karys moved-up to seventh place, which they share with 4 other teams including defeated Silute. Ezerunas-Karys will face Perlas-MRU (#7) in Vilnius in the next round.
Top scorers:
Ezerunas-Karys: P.Lescinskas 24+4ast, R.Ambrulaitis 19+14reb+4ast, K.Sestokas 16+5reb, G.Andrijauskas 10+2reb+6ast, A.Slezas 7+5reb+4ast, E.Narusis 6+7reb+2ast
Silute: E.Jurkus 24+1reb, A.Cizikas 14+5reb+3ast, A.Kaubrys 13+7reb, I.Razutis 10+1reb+7ast, V.Pancerevas 9+2reb+2ast, M.Tamasevicius 7+9reb+1ast
gschID: 148326


ABRO-Univ. - Delikatesas 71-92

NKL top team - Delikatesas (7-1) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed fifteenth ranked ABRO-Universitetas (1-7) in Siauliai 92-71. The game without a history. Delikatesas led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 17-of-19 charity shots (89.5 percent) during the game. Delikatesas forced 19 ABRO-Universitetas turnovers. The best player for the winners was guard Vidmantas Uzkuraitis (189-85) who scored 26 points and 5 rebounds. Guard Aivaras Kvedaravicius (184-88) chipped in 23 points and 6 assists. Four Delikatesas players scored in double figures. Delikatesas' coach Robertas Stankevicius felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Center Julius Jucikas (205-89) produced 19 points and 8 rebounds and swingman Zilvinas Petraitis (194-88) added 14 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Delikatesas have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 7-1 record. ABRO-Universitetas lost seventh consecutive game. They dropped to the bottom place with seven games lost. Delikatesas' next round opponent will be S.Marciulionio (#14) which should be another easy win for them. ABRO-Universitetas will play against Triobet in Jonava.
Top scorers:
Delikatesas: V.Uzkuraitis 26+5reb+3ast, A.Kvedaravicius 23+2reb+6ast, V.Pikalavicius 12+11reb+1ast, V.Jatulevicius 12+6reb, I.Lianzbergas 9+3reb+4ast, M.Keras 8+7reb
ABRO-Univ.: J.Jucikas 19+8reb+3ast, Z.Petraitis 14+5reb, T.Stankunas 12+2reb+2ast, E.Vaupsas 9+4reb+1ast, R.Giedraitis 7+2reb+1ast, P.Rasamavicius 4+1reb+3ast
gschID: 148327


Matinga-Juod. - LKKA-Atletas 75-73

Important game to mention about took place in . Sixth ranked Matinga-Juod. (5-3) saved a 2-point victory at home edging 9th ranked LKKA-Atletas (4-4) 75-73 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of LKKA-Atletas. LKKA-Atletas was trailing by 2 points at halftime but managed to get 7-point lead after three quarters before a 22-13 charge of Matinga-Juod., which allowed them to win the game. Matinga-Juod. outrebounded LKKA-Atletas 33-22 including a 26-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. Center Arturas Masiulis (210-80) orchestrated the victory by scoring 24 points and 7 rebounds. Guard Aurimas Birgelis (190-88) contributed with 20 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Four Matinga-Juod. players scored in double figures. Guard Paulius Malasauskas (190-91) replied with 14 points, 5 assists and 5 steals and forward Vidmantas Sragauskis (200-86) added 18 points in the effort for LKKA-Atletas. Matinga-Juod. moved-up to second place, which they share with 4 other teams. Loser LKKA-Atletas dropped to the seventh position with four games lost. Matinga-Juod. will face Silute (#10) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. LKKA-Atletas will play against Mazeikiai.
Top scorers:
Matinga-Juod.: A.Masiulis 24+7reb, A.Birgelis 20+6reb+3ast, Z.Kuklierius 11+4reb+2ast, K.Pupinis 10+9reb+3ast, A.Krivonis 6+5reb+3ast, P.Gvazdaitis 2
LKKA-Atletas: V.Sragauskis 18+2reb+1ast, P.Malasauskas 14+3reb+5ast, D.Gricius 11+1reb, T.Tamosiunas 9+1reb+1ast, T.Urbonas 6+10reb, E.Tviraga 6+3reb
gschID: 148320


Meresta - Zalgiris-Sabonio 91-72

Very important is a road loss of second ranked Zalgiris-Sabonio (5-3) against fifteenth ranked Meresta (2-6) on Saturday night. Visiting Zalgiris-Sabonio was crushed by Meresta in Pakruojis 91-72. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Meresta maintains fifteenth position with 2-6 record. Loser Zalgiris-Sabonio keeps the second place with three games lost. They share the position with 4 other teams. Meresta will meet at home higher ranked Nafta Universitetas (#6) in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Zalgiris-Sabonio will play against Statyba (#4) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
gschID: 148321


Nafta Universitetas - Radviliskis 73-70

The most exciting game of round 8 in the NKL took place in Klaipeda. This derby game ended with only three-point defeat on the road of second-ranked Radviliskis (5-3) to fifth ranked Nafta Universitetas (5-3) 73-70 in the game for the second place. The hosts trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 23-14 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Guard Modestas Kumpys (191-91) orchestrated the victory by scoring 20 points and 6 rebounds. Forward Viktoras Chodosovskis (200-89) contributed with 18 points and 6 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. Forward Audrius Mineikis (201-77) replied with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 16 rebounds and guard Tomas Rakauskas (184-81) added 20 points and 6 assists in the effort for Radviliskis. Nafta Universitetas moved-up to second place, which they share with 4 other teams including defeated Radviliskis. Nafta Universitetas is looking forward to face Meresta (#15) in Pakruojis in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Radviliskis will play at home against Gargzdai-Bremena (#12) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Nafta Universitetas: M.Kumpys 20+6reb+2ast, V.Chodosovskis 18+6reb+1ast, H.Venskus 12+5reb+3ast, J.Kazakauskas 9+8reb+2ast, E.Lengvinas 7+1reb+5ast, V.Tarolis 4+2reb
Radviliskis: A.Mineikis 21+16reb+2ast, T.Rakauskas 20+4reb+6ast, J.Ramanauskas 11+4reb+3ast, D.Baziukas 8+3reb+1ast, R.Rauktys 6+5reb+2ast, R.Grinius 4+6reb+2ast
gschID: 148322


Mazeikiai - Perlas-MRU 85-76

There was a surprise result when fourteenth ranked Mazeikiai (3-5) won against at home higher ranked Perlas-MRU (4-4) 85-76 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 6 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 9-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 85-76. Mazeikiai had a 27-15 advantage in offensive rebounds. American guard Parrish Brown (185-84, college: Maryland, agency: Hightower Law Firm) orchestrated the victory by scoring 21 points and 4 assists. Forward Dainius Vaitelis (201-86) contributed with 20 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Forward Zydrunas Stankus (197-78, college: Campbell) replied with 23 points and guard Gintautas Vileita (194-75, college: Monmouth) added 20 points in the effort for Perlas-MRU. Mazeikiai moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with S.Marciulionio and Gargzdai. Loser Perlas-MRU keeps the seventh position with four games lost. Mazeikiai will face higher ranked LKKA-Atletas (#9) in Kaunas in the next round and it may be quite challenging game.
Top scorers:
Mazeikiai: P.Brown 21+4reb+4ast, D.Vaitelis 20+6reb, J.Jurgo 16+8reb+1ast, R.Trakimas 9+2reb, M.Norkus 8+3reb+3ast, M.Sidlauskas 4+7reb+4ast
Perlas-MRU: Z.Stankus 23+4reb+1ast, G.Vileita 20+1reb+2ast, P.Semaska 10+2reb+4ast, T.Padegimas 7+4reb, K.Brusokas 6+2reb, M.Virbalas 6+7reb+2ast
gschID: 148323




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  MEXICO   


Mexico heads to Semifinals in Guadalajara - by Eurobasket News
MEXICO - ARGENTINA 83-56

Mexico was better than Argentina in do-or-die game 83-56. The host of Panamerican Games 2011 advanced to Semifinals as the second ranked team of Group A with 2-1 record. Their rival at the next stage will be USA. Argentina slipped to the last place in this pool and failed to reach the Semis. They will meet Uruguay for position No.7. Jovan Harris (191-G/F-81, college: USF) shined for Mexico with 22 points. Victor Mariscal (198-F-72) had 16 points and Christopher Hernandez (188-G-83, college: Stanford) helped with 11. In Argentina, Luciano Gonzalez (196-F-90) delivered 15 points. Matias Sandes (201-F/G-84) had 12 points and 8 rebs, while Alejandro Alloatti (203-F/C-84) stopped to 7 pts. Quarters: 18-15, 12-10, 25-16, 28-15. Semifinals and classification games will be played today.

Mexico: Jovan Harris 22, Victor Mariscal 16, Christopher Hernandez 11
Argentina: Luciano Gonzalez 15, Matias Sandes 12+8 boards, Alejandro Alloatti 7


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  NBA   


NBA superstars World All-Star Classic implodes - by Eurobasket News
A much-ballyhooed world basketball tour featuring an array of NBA superstars clung to life this week, before ultimately succumbing to a merciful death on Friday afternoon.

Just hours after labor negotiations between the NBA and the National Basketball Players Asssociation broke down, multiple reports surfaced that the World All-Star Classic, an exhibition game featuring 14 NBA stars set to be played in Puerto Rico this Sunday, would be cancelled.

Yahoo reported that this weekend's game was cancelled because 'organizer can't deliver players.' ESPN.com reported that the game in Puerto Rico has been indefinitely postponed.

The Puerto Rico game was all that remained from the hyped World All-Star Tour, a six-game, four-continent tour that was said to include stars like Kobe Bryant (6'6''-G-78), LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Kevin Durant.

On Wednesday, the tour melted down to a one-game exhibition in Puerto Rico after word surfaced that James, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul had all withdrawn their names from the tour. While Bryant and Durant continued to say that they would be participating in the tour after James and company pulled out, the event apparently couldn't keep it together.

The World All-Star Classic will go down as another eyesore for NBA players, who have run a number of successful charity games during the lockout but have, by and large, failed to monetize their talent. A 'Lockout League' held in Las Vegas drew scant crowds, and even the exhibition game circuit has had to deal with last-minute no-shows and scheduling concerns.

This would all be water under the bridge if the NBA and the players had reached a handshake deal on Friday, but that didn't happen. Instead, there will be no NBA games through the end of November and only a scattered collection of charity exhibitions to fill the void.

The league's superstars had a real opportunity to showcase their talents internationally and to prove their marketability here. Instead, the lockout continues and fans are forced to continue to cope with a basketball blackout.

Courtesy of www.cbssports.com


NBA cancels two more weeks, David Stern says league will not be able to play a full season - by Eurobasket News
NBA Commissioner David Stern isn't giving up on Christmas, not yet anyway, but the league won't be playing in November and they won't be playing a full 82-game schedule this season.

Stern announced last night that the NBA is canceling all games through November 30th after negotiations between the owners and players abruptly ended when the two sides couldn't agree over how to divide basketball-related income, which has been the sticking point in the talks since the lockout started July 1st.

'It's not practical, possible or prudent to have a full season now,' Stern said. 'There will not be full NBA season under any circumstances.'

Stern added that the decision isn't a 'punitive announcement' but instead a reality of the calendar. The league would need 30 days to be up and running from the time they reach an agreement with the player's union. However, there are no new talks scheduled after the sides met for nearly 30 hours over three days in midtown Manhattan.

A union source maintains that the owners were committed to having the players miss two pay checks, which what they will now lose with November games removed from the schedule. The Daily News, quoting an unnamed NBA official, reported on its website Monday two days before owners and players had face-to-face negotiations that the league would announce it was canceling the final two weeks of November.

For two days, both sides reported making progress on systems issues such as luxury tax, length of player contracts and the mid-level exception. But the owners and players cannot find common ground on the white elephant in the room basketball related income.

Stern said NBA owners would agree to a 50-50 split but said union executive director Billy Hunter and union president Derek Fisher were unwilling to 'go a penny below 52.'

' (Billy said) that he had been getting many calls from agents, and he closed up his book and walked out of the room,' Stern added. 'And that's where we are.'

In the previous collective bargaining agreement, players were guaranteed 57% of basketball-related income.

'Derek and I made it clear that we could not take the 50-50 deal to our membership,' Hunter said. 'Not with all the concessions that we granted. We said we got to have some dollars.

'We made a lot of concessions, but unfortunately at this time it's not enough, and we're not prepared or unable at this time to move any further.'

Stern estimates that the league has already lost $200 million with the preseason being canceled and that they'll lose 'several hundred million dollars more' with November gone.

'The NBA's next offer will reflect the extraordinary losses that are starting to pile up now,' Stern added, 'and you can assume that our offer will change to reflect the changed economic circumstances.'

Hunter said each player would have received a minimum of $100,000 from escrow money that was returned to them to make up the difference after salaries fell short of the guaranteed 57% of revenues last season.

On Thursday, Hunter said he was ready to strike a deal while Stern said it would be a failure on both parties if they couldn't reach an agreement. Less than 24 hours later, the NBA was announcing that it wouldn't play a full season for the second time in its history and that the lockout, now in its 121st day, is still going strong.

'I would say both sides are very badly damaged,' Stern said. 'The amount of dollars lost to the owners is extraordinary, and the amount of dollars lost to the players under individual contracts is also extraordinary. There will be two severe sets of losses. But that's what happens in a labor dispute where there's a shutdown.

'And invariably you could make computations about who's going to be able to make it back and who's not going to be able to make it back, and I'm not sure that anytime in the short run the owners will be able to make it back. And I know for a fact that in the short run the players will not be able to make it back and probably never be able to make it back.'

Courtesy of www.nydailynews.com


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  NBLCANADA   


NBLC Standings
NBL Canada Standings
 1. Quebec K. 1-0 
 2. Halifax R. 0-0 
 3. London L. 0-0 
 4. Oshawa P. 0-0 
 5. St.John M.R. 0-0 
 6. The Island 0-0 
 7. Moncton M. 0-1 


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  NCAA1   


Uruguay wins first game in Guadalajara, but too late - by Eurobasket News
USA - URUGUAY 80-82

First win for Uruguay in Guadalajara, but it came to late. Uruguayans grabbed 80-82 win against USA, who already secured first place in Group B on Thursday. Uruguay improved to 1-2, but it was not enough to avoid the last place in this pool. They will meet Argentina in the battle for the seventh place today. As mention above, USA won Group B with 2-1 record. They will play against Mexico in the Semifinals. Martin Osimani (6'5''-G-81, college: Duquesne) collected 23 points and 6 assists in this victory. Bruno Fitipaldo (6'0''-PG-91) had 17 points and Nicolas Borsellino (6'8''-F-86) added 13 pts, plus 8 boards. Jerome Dyson (6'3''-G-87, college: Connecticut) shined in USA with 19 points. Their second scorers were Blake Ahearn (6'2''-G-84, college: Missouri St.) and Justin Dentmon (6'0''-G-85, college: Washington) with 9 points each. Quarters: 29-20, 24-22, 11-20, 16-20. Championship continues today.

USA: Jerome Dyson 19, Blake Ahearn 9, Justin Dentmon 9
Uruguay: Martin Osimani 23+6 as, Bruno Fitipaldo 17, Nicolas Borsellino 13+8 boards


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  PANAMERICAN GAMES   


Standings
Standings
Group A
1. Mexico3-1
2. P.Rico2-1
3. Argentina2-2
4. Canada1-2
Group B
1. Dominican R.2-1
2. USA2-2
3. Brazil1-2
4. Uruguay1-3


Stats Leader
Points Per Game
 Jose Juan BAREA
  PUR
  (181-PG-84)
  Avg: 21.7
 1. Barea, PUR21.7 
 2. Martinez, DOM21.7 
 3. Sandes, ARG15.5 
 4. Scrubb, CAN15.3 
 5. Balkman, PUR14.3 
 6. Harris, MEX14.0 
 7. Osimani, URU14.0 
 8. Ward, CAN13.7 
 9. Borsellino, URU12.8 
 10. Dyson, USA12.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jack Michael MARTINEZ
  (203-F/C-81)
  Avg: 13.3
 1. Martinez, DOM13.3 
 2. Mata, MEX11.0 
 3. Thomas, USA8.5 
 4. Sandes, ARG7.5 
 5. Borsellino, URU6.8 
 6. Giovannoni, BRA6.7 
 7. Balkman, PUR6.7 
 8. Ward, CAN6.3 
 9. Klassen, CAN6.0 
 10. Espinoza, ARG5.5 
Assists Per Game
 Martin OSIMANI
  URU
  (194-G-81)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Osimani, URU5.8 
 2. Dos Santos, BRA5.0 
 3. Magalhaes, BRA3.3 
 4. Laprovittola, ARG3.0 
 5. Barea, PUR3.0 
 6. Dentmon, USA2.8 
 7. Martinez, DOM2.7 
 8. Soliver, DOM2.7 
 9. Cequeira, ARG2.7 
 10. Stoll, MEX2.5 
Steals Per Game
 Juan Manuel FERNANDEZ
  ARG
  (193-G-90)
  Avg: 3
 1. Fernandez, ARG3.0 
 2. Coronado, DOM2.3 
 3. Soliver, DOM2.3 
 4. Strong, PUR2.0 
 5. Mendez-V., MEX2.0 
 6. Dyson, USA1.8 
 7. Balkman, PUR1.7 
 8. Pena, DOM1.7 
 9. Alves, BRA1.7 
 10. Dos Santos, BRA1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Real MATA
  USA
  (205-C-86)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Mata, MEX3.3 
 2. Martinez, DOM1.7 
 3. Stiemsma, USA1.5 
 4. Klassen, CAN1.0 
 5. Santiago, PUR1.0 
 6. Becker, BRA1.0 
 7. Ward, CAN1.0 
 8. Newsome, URU0.8 
 9. Alves, BRA0.7 
 10. Colon, PUR0.7 


Day Three: Semifinals are set in Guadalajara - by Eurobasket News
Group A
Mexico - Argentina 83-56
Mexico was better than Argentina in do-or-die game 83-56. The host of Panamerican Games 2011 advanced to Semifinals as the second ranked team of Group A with 2-1 record. Their rival at the next stage will be USA. Argentina slipped to the last place in this pool and failed to reach the Semis. They will meet Uruguay for position No.7. Jovan Harris (191-G/F-81, college: USF) shined for Mexico with 22 points. Victor Mariscal (198-F-72) had 16 points and Christopher Hernandez (188-G-83, college: Stanford) helped with 11. In Argentina, Luciano Gonzalez (196-F-90) delivered 15 points. Matias Sandes (201-F/G-84) had 12 points and 8 rebs, while Alejandro Alloatti (203-F/C-84) stopped to 7 pts. Quarters: 18-15, 12-10, 25-16, 28-15. Semifinals and classification games will be played today.

Puerto Rico - Canada 80-58
Puerto Rico won the first place in Preliminary Group A of the Panamerican Games 2011. Puerto Ricans handed 80-58 loss to Canada for 2-1 record at this phase. Of course, Puerto Rico advanced to the Semifinals where they will meet Dominican Republic. Canada dropped to 1-2 and finished as No.3 in this pool. They will meet Brazil in the battle for fifth place. Jose Juan Barea (181-PG-84, college: Northeastern) paced Puerto Rico to victory scoring 25 points. Edwin Ubiles (198-G/F-86, college: Siena) had 17 pts and Renaldo Balkman (201-F-84, college: S.Carolina) helped with 9 pts, plus 8 rebounds in this meeting. Canada got 15 points and 5 boards from Warren Ward (196-G-89). Owen Klassen (208-F-91) and Cole Hobin (198-G-89) netted 7 points each. Quarters: 21-19, 21-9, 19-15, 19-15. Competition continues today.

Group B
USA - Uruguay 80-82
First win for Uruguay in Guadalajara, but it came to late. Uruguayans grabbed 80-82 win against USA, who already secured first place in Group B on Thursday. Uruguay improved to 1-2, but it was not enough to avoid the last place in this pool. They will meet Argentina in the battle for the seventh place today. As mention above, USA won Group B with 2-1 record. They will play against Mexico in the Semifinals. Martin Osimani (6'5''-G-81, college: Duquesne) collected 23 points and 6 assists in this victory. Bruno Fitipaldo (6'0''-PG-91) had 17 points and Nicolas Borsellino (6'8''-F-86) added 13 pts, plus 8 boards. Jerome Dyson (6'3''-G-87, college: Connecticut) shined in USA with 19 points. Their second scorers were Blake Ahearn (6'2''-G-84, college: Missouri St.) and Justin Dentmon (6'0''-G-85, college: Washington) with 9 points each. Quarters: 29-20, 24-22, 11-20, 16-20. Championship continues today.

Dominican Republic - Brazil 85-77
Dominican Republic did a great job against Brazil yesterday. Dominicans outplayed their rivals 85-77 for 2-1 record in Group A, what was enough for the second place and a spot in the Semifinals. They will meet Puerto Rico in the Semis today. On the other side, Brazil didn't make it to the next stage. They finished as No.3 with 1-2 record. Brazil will play against Canada for the fifth place at the Panamerican Games. Jack Michael Martinez (203-F/C-81, agency: Paris Global Sports) was a key player in victory with 22 points and 9 rebounds. Victor Liz (188-G/F-88) scored 15 points and Kelvin Pena (193-G-80, college: Southeastern CC) followed him with two less. In the loosing squad, Marcelo Magalhaes (199-F/G-75, agency: Interperformances) had 17 points and 5 assists. Arthur Silva (199-F/G-82) had 15 and Guilherme Giovannoni (202-F-80, agency: Interperformances) scored 11 pts, plus he grabbed 5 boards. Quarters: 20-19, 13-21, 23-29, 29-8.




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  PHILIPPINES   


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


DAY 9 OF THE 2011 FIBA-ASIA U16 CHAMPIONSHIPS - by Enzo Flojo
7th-8th Place
INDONESIA over SAUDI ARABIA, 52-47
INA 52 - Fahdani 17, Sidabutar 10, Abraham 8, Kosasih 8, Indraprasto 5, Yogia 2, Ramadhan 2, Airawan 0, Setiawan 0, Purwoko 0
KSA 47 - Barnawi 17, Musallam 12, Hansawi 10, Al-Malalah 4, Al-Thalabi 4, Mobarki 0, Shubayli 0, Al-Tamar 0
QS: 11-14, 19-24, 32-34, 52-47

- Indonesia used an 11-3 run to start the fourth period and played keep-away the rest of the way to end the tournament on a winning note and repeat over the Saudis.
- Muhammad Fahdani shot a terrific 8-of-11 from the field to lead Indonesia with 17 points while Bastian Sidabutar stepped up to punch in 10 markers of his own. The Indons survived their own horrendous 29% FG shooting by moving the ball well and limiting KSA to an even worse percentage (26%).
- Raad Barnawi and Abdullah Musallam both played without rest in an effort to stave off the Indonesian challenge, and for three-fourths of the way KSA did just that. Their awful shooting, however, got the better of them and they lost out in the end. Barnawi and Musallam combined for 29 points to lead the Saudis' losing effort.

5th-6th Place
IRAQ over LEBANON, 76-60
IRQ 76 - Razzaq 17, Hamzah 12, Mahdi 11, Sabri 9, Ismael 8, Abdullhussein 8, Abdulqaer 7, Saeed 2, Ahmed 2, Mohammed 0
LIB 70 - Salem 19, Al-Agha 9, Daaboul 8, Zeinoun 6, Abou Jaoude 6, Kabalan 5, El-Kaissi 3, Assaf 2, Hadidian 2, Wehbe 0, Kourjian 0
QS: 24-13, 34-30, 50-39, 76-60

- Iraq started strong and proved they wanted this win more than the Lebanese. The Iraqis hit their stride with 10 triples and defended well, forcing 21 Lebanese turnovers and getting 15 steals to salvage a strong 5th place finish.
- Ahmed Razzaq played all 40 minutes and made good on 4 of his 6 triple attempts. Karrar Hamzah managed 3 treys of his own to finish with 12 points while Farid Mahdi backed them up with 11 markers. Iraq's good showing in this tournament serves notice of this team's promise. Given a few years, they'll probably make an impact on the senior level, too.
- Jimmy Salem was the only bright spot on an otherwise dejected Lebanese quintet. Only Salem finished in double-figures with 19 points on 50% FG shooting. Usual reliables Ezzat El-Kaissi and Gerard Hadidian produced just 5 points total on 1-of-7 combined shooting in limited time on the floor.

3rd-4th Place
JAPAN over PHILIPPINES, 94-81
JPN 94 - Kaneko 25, Sugiura 21, Baba 17, Shinkawa 16, Aoki 7, Shirato 6, Chikui 2, Miyamoto 0, Yamamoto 0
PHL 81 - Cani 16, Lao 16, Alejandro 14, Rivero 10, Diputado 10, Heading 7, Asilum 6, Ramos 2, Javelosa 0, Go 0, Dalafu 0, Caracut 0
QS: 11-16, 32-31, 62-42, 94-81

- Japan got some sweet revenge on the Philippines and salvaged the bronze medals along the way after outscoring the Pinoys, 51-26, in the two middle frames.
- Daiki Kaneko nailed 8 triples to end up with 25 points and he formed a potent inside-outside combo with big man Yusei Sugiura, who finished with 21 points and 3 blocks. Yudai Baba, who didn't see a second of action against China in the previous match, was fresh and furious against the undersized Filipino frontcourt, flirting with a triple-double with 17 points, 13 rebounds and 8 blocks.
- Five guys scored in twin digits for the Filipinos, but they made their rally a little too late against a spirited and vindictive Japanese squad. Kyles Lao and Hubert Cani each scored 16 while Jay-J Alejandro poured in 14 points. Rash Rivero and Rev Diputado each tossed in 10 markers, but, collectively, the Philippine offense sputtered. Coach Racela's wards shot just 14% from beyond the arc and 60% fro the line to bow out of a podium finish after winning their first 6 matches.

Championship
CHINA over SOUTH KOREA, 92-52
CHN 92 - Zhou 43, Yu 11, Heng 10, Yan 9, Guo 9, Zhao 6, Lai 2, Liu K 2, Xu 0, Luo 0, Pan 0, Liu B 0
KOR 52 - Heo 19, Lee 8, Kim GM 6, Kim GC 5, Shin 5, Park 3, Koh 2, Won 2, Kim MK 1, Kim Y 1, Kim NH 0, Yun 0
QS: 15-8, 40-23, 65-42, 92-52

- China started relatively slowly, but they picked up the pace in the second stanza and finished with a wallop to formalize what was apparent from early in the tournament -- that, by far, they were the best team in here. China repeats as the continent's U16 titleholders, but Korea will join them in next year's U17 world championships in Lithuania.
- Zhou Qi recorded the tournament's first triple double by unloading an amazing performance. The 7-footer scored 43 points on 16-of-26 shooting, grabbed 19 rebounds, and blocked 12 shots that ranks as one for the books. Yu Dehao and Heng Yifeng followed him up with 11 and 10 points each.
- Heo Ho-On continued to impress despite his diminutive stature by netting 19 points for Korea. He also grabbed 6 rebounds and had 3 steals while being the only one to finish in double-figures for the tournament's bridesmaids. With this loss, Korea retains its status as the continent's bridesmaids in this age group.

Source: HoopNut.blogspot.com


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  POLAND   


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


DBE Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Jermaine MALLETT
  LKS Lodz
  (190-G-88)
  Avg: 19.5
 1. Mallett, LKS Lodz19.5 
 2. Edwards, Anwil19.4 
 3. Archibeque, LKS L.17.7 
 4. Miller, Siarka J.17.7 
 5. Reese, AZS Koszal.16.8 
 6. Koszarek, Trefl S.16.8 
 7. Kulig, PBG Basket16.5 
 8. Hodge, Zastal ZG16.3 
 9. Montgomery, AZS K.16.0 
 10. Sapp, Kotwica15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kirk ARCHIBEQUE
  LKS L.
  (205-C-84)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Archibeque, LKS L.10.2 
 2. Lawal, Zastal ZG10.0 
 3. Harris, Kotwica8.7 
 4. Doaks, Siarka J.7.5 
 5. Edwards, Anwil7.4 
 6. Bigus, AZS Koszalin7.0 
 7. Comagic, PBG B.6.8 
 8. Burgess, Trefl S.6.5 
 9. Mladenovic, Slask6.3 
 10. Dylewicz, Trefl S.6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Lukasz WILCZEK
  AZS P.
  (189-PG-86)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Wilczek, AZS P.6.7 
 2. Koszarek, Trefl S.6.5 
 3. Skibniewski, Slask6.2 
 4. Hodge, Zastal ZG5.8 
 5. Micic, PBG Basket5.8 
 6. Moore, PGE Turow5.3 
 7. Milicic, AZS K.5.3 
 8. Sapp, Kotwica5.1 
 9. Holmes, LKS Lodz4.8 
 10. Hannah, AZS K.4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Mantas CESNAUSKIS
  Energa C.
  (189-G-81)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Cesnauskis, Energa2.3 
 2. Szubarga, Anwil2.2 
 3. Koljevic, Polpharma2.0 
 4. Hinson, Energa C.1.8 
 5. Bogavac, Slask W.1.8 
 6. Hodge, Zastal ZG1.8 
 7. Sapp, Kotwica1.7 
 8. Pamula, AZS P.1.5 
 9. Burrell, Energa C.1.5 
 10. Moore, PGE Turow1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Chris BURGESS
  Trefl S.
  (209-C-79)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Burgess, Trefl S.1.8 
 2. Barycz, Siarka J.1.5 
 3. Morrison, Energa C.1.3 
 4. Lawal, Zastal ZG1.3 
 5. Edwards, Anwil1.2 
 6. Lichodzijews., PBG1.2 
 7. Weaver, Energa C.1.0 
 8. Lauderdale, PGE T.1.0 
 9. Kesicki, Kotwica1.0 
 10. Harris, Kotwica1.0 


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  PUERTO RICO   


Puerto Rico beats Canada 80-58, wins Group A in Guadalajara - by Eurobasket News
PUERTO RICO - CANADA 80-58

Puerto Rico won the first place in Preliminary Group A of the Panamerican Games 2011. Puerto Ricans handed 80-58 loss to Canada for 2-1 record at this phase. Of course, Puerto Rico advanced to the Semifinals where they will meet Dominican Republic. Canada dropped to 1-2 and finished as No.3 in this pool. They will meet Brazil in the battle for fifth place. Jose Juan Barea (181-PG-84, college: Northeastern) paced Puerto Rico to victory scoring 25 points. Edwin Ubiles (198-G/F-86, college: Siena) had 17 pts and Renaldo Balkman (201-F-84, college: S.Carolina) helped with 9 pts, plus 8 rebounds in this meeting. Canada got 15 points and 5 boards from Warren Ward (196-G-89). Owen Klassen (208-F-91) and Cole Hobin (198-G-89) netted 7 points each. Quarters: 21-19, 21-9, 19-15, 19-15. Competition continues today.

Puerto Rico: Jose Juan Barea 25, Edwin Ubiles 17, Renaldo Balkman 9+8 boards
Canada: Warren Ward 15+5 boards, Owen Klassen 7, Cole Hobin 7


Rivera fractured his nose and underwent surgery in Guadalajara: - by Luis Modestti
Puerto Rican guard Filiberto Rivera (190-PG-82, college: UTEP) underwent surgery for a fractured nose. His nose got fractured in three places during the final game of the first round of the Pan-American Games against Canada.

Rivera averaged 5 points in three games for Puerto Rico. Now the national team only has Jose Juan Barea and Miguel Ali Berdiel as point guards.

The other injured guard on the team is Carlos Arroyo who has a thigh injury and is day by day.

Puerto Rico plays the Dominican Republic in the semifinals tonight at 9:00PM ET. The winner faces Mexico for the Gold medal while the loser plays USA for Bronze.




World All-Star Classic cancelled: - by Luis Modestti
The local promoters for the 2011 World All-Star Classic decided to cancel the event. This game featuring NBA stars was scheduled for Sunday, October 30 at Coliseo de Puerto Rico.

It was reported that more than 7,000 tickets were sold in just a couple of hours. Fans that bought tickets for the event have to make arrangements to get their money back with ticket pop by next Wednesday.

Of all the players announced for the event only Blake Griffin (208-F-89, college: Oklahoma) arrived yesterday and found no other players at the hotel.


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  ROMANIA   


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


Stats Leaders - Men
Points Per Game
 Allen DURHAM
  Dinamo B.
  (198-F-88)
  Avg: 24.6
 1. Durham, Dinamo B.24.6 
 2. Tomic, Craiova23.5 
 3. Dykes, U.Mobite.22.5 
 4. Burlacu, Ploiesti22.0 
 5. Wisseh, CSU Sibiu21.8 
 6. Forte, Targu Mures21.0 
 7. Martinic, CSM B.20.8 
 8. Brown, Dinamo B.20.3 
 9. Seals, Giurgiu20.0 
 10. Velickovic, Pites.18.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Allen DURHAM
  Dinamo B.
  (198-F-88)
  Avg: 16.8
 1. Durham, Dinamo B.16.8 
 2. Seals, Giurgiu11.0 
 3. Riley, CSU Sibiu9.5 
 4. Forte, Targu Mures9.0 
 5. Dies, Perla Harghi.9.0 
 6. Stanescu, Targu M.8.8 
 7. Carutasu, CSM B.8.8 
 8. Nicoara, Gaz Metan8.6 
 9. McKenzie, CSM B.8.6 
 10. Ross, Craiova8.6 
Assists Per Game
 Jaytonah WISSEH
  CSU Sibiu
  (185-G-88)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Wisseh, CSU Sibiu7.3 
 2. Hardy, Giurgiu7.0 
 3. Maric, Oradea6.0 
 4. Nikolic, Rovinari5.6 
 5. Howell, Gaz Metan5.4 
 6. Jovanovic, Timisoa.4.8 
 7. Cooley, Targu M.4.8 
 8. Vlahovic, Ploiesti4.8 
 9. Long, Perla Harghi.4.7 
 10. Fields, Rovinari4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Kyndall DYKES
  U.Mobite.
  (190-G/F-87)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Dykes, U.Mobite.4.5 
 2. Dzambic, Ploiesti4.3 
 3. Wisseh, CSU Sibiu4.0 
 4. Sipos, Dinamo B.3.5 
 5. Burlacu, Ploiesti3.0 
 6. Cooley, Targu M.2.8 
 7. Morris, U.Mobite.2.8 
 8. Howell, Gaz Metan2.6 
 9. Capusan, Ploiesti2.5 
 10. Vlahovic, Ploiesti2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Bryson MCKENZIE
  CSM B.
  (211-C-83)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. McKenzie, CSM B.3.2 
 2. VanderMeer, Gaz M.2.0 
 3. Oluic, Rovinari1.8 
 4. Dzambic, Ploiesti1.7 
 5. Mijovic, U.Mobite.1.5 
 6. Vlahovic, Ploiesti1.5 
 7. Austin, CSU Sibiu1.3 
 8. Riley, CSU Sibiu1.3 
 9. Morris, U.Mobite.1.3 
 10. Archie, Timisoara1.2 


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  RUSSIA   


Lokomotiv Kuban add Roderick Blakney - by Eurobasket News
Lokomotiv Kuban strengthened their backcourt. They agreed on terms of contract with Roderick Blakney (181-G-76, college: S.Carolina St.). Last season the guard spent in Spain. He played for Unicaja Malaga. Roderick Blakney tallied 7.3 points, 3.5 assists and 1.6 rebounds per game in Euroleague. In ACB the guard posted 6.7 points, 2.4 assists and 1.3 rebounds per appearance. Roderick Blakney is not new to Russia. He used to play for Dynamo Moscow Region back in 2006/07 season. The guard also had stints in Greece, Turkey, Dominican Republic, IBL and IBA. Eurobasket.com named Roderick Blakney All-FIBA EuroCup Defensive Player of the Year back in 2006.

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A League: Round Four review - by Eurobasket News
There were just four rounds played in Regular Season of A League and we can clearly see which teams will fight for top positions and which will try to avoid bottom places.

One of the most important games in the last round took place in Kraljevo between third ranked Borac (2-2) and ninth ranked Sloga (2-2) on Saturday night. Borac was defeated by Sloga on the road 67-77. The hosts trailed by 7 points at the halftime before their 46-29 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Sloga dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Borac's 22. Sloga forced 21 Borac turnovers. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Stefan Jovic (190-90) who helped to win the game recording 9 points, 5 rebounds and 10 assists. Center Sasa Mijajlovic (211-80, college: Hutchinson CC) contributed with 14 points for the winners. Sloga's coach used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Center Ivan Zigeranovic (212-84, agency: BeoExcell) replied with 19 points and 6 rebounds for Borac. Sloga moved-up to fifth place, which they share with 4 other teams including defeated Borac. Sloga is looking forward to face Metalac (#8) in Valjevo in the next round. Borac will play at home against Sloboda in Uzice and is hoping to win this game.
Zeleznicar's fans can celebrate the first win of their team after two consecutive loses. They used home court advantage to defeat Napredak Rubin (0-4) 93-77. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Djordjo Djordjic (198-78) who helped to win the game recording 15 points and 5 rebounds and Milos Bojovic who added 17 points during the contest. At the losing side Montenegrin point guard Slobodan Pejovic (192-86) responded with 13 points and 6 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Zeleznicar (1-2) left bottom position moving up to eleventh place. It was Napredak Rubin's fourth loss in a row. They still closes the standings with four games lost. Zeleznicar will play against league's leader Vojvodina in Novi Sad in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Napredak Rubin will play at home against Radnicki Basket (#4) having rather not much hope for a victory.
The game in Vizura was also quite interesting. One of their biggest challengers Metalac (2-2) played at the court of fifth ranked Mega Vizura (3-1). Mega Vizura managed to secure a 6-point victory 85-79 on Saturday. It was a key game for the second position in the league. The winners were led by Branko Milisavljevic (193-G-76, agency: Beo Basket) who scored that evening 23 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists. Even 17 points and 8 rebounds by Radomir Marojevic did not help to save the game for Metalac. Both coaches tested many bench players saving starting five for next games. Mega Vizura moved-up to second place, which they share with BKK Radnicki. Metalac at the other side dropped to the fifth position with two games lost. They share it with 4 other teams. Mega Vizura will meet Smederevo Vizura (#7) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. Metalac will play against Sloga in Kraljevo and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game between eleventh ranked Tamis (2-2) and 10th ranked Proleter Naftagas (1-3) in Pancevo ended with biggest points difference. Tamis outscored guests from Zrenjanin 71-48. Davor Perak fired 15 points and 7 assists for the winners. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Tamis moved-up to fifth place, which they share with 4 other teams. Proleter Naftagas at the other side dropped to the twelfth position with three games lost. Tamis' next round opponent will be OKK Beograd (#10) on the road where they are favorite. Proleter Naftagas will play against the league's second-placed BKK Radnicki in Beograd.

In the last two games of round 4 Smederevo was beaten by BKK Radnicki on the road 102-86. Sloboda Uzice lost to undefeated Vojvodina on its own court 78-87.
The most impressive performance of 4th round was 26 points and 12 rebounds by Bosko Balaban of Smederevo.


Tamis - Proleter Naftagas 71-48

The game between eleventh ranked Tamis (2-2) and 10th ranked Proleter Naftagas (1-3) in Pancevo ended with biggest points difference. Tamis outscored guests from Zrenjanin 71-48. The game was mostly controlled by Tamis. Proleter Naftagas was better in fourth quarter 15-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Proleter Naftagas to just 4 points in second quarter. Tamis dominated down low during the game scoring 48 of its points in the paint compared to Proleter Naftagas' 24. Tamis forced 24 Proleter Naftagas turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. Guard Davor Perak (198-83) fired 15 points and 7 assists for the winners. Forward Dejan Majstorovic (196-88) chipped in 15 points and 5 steals. point guard Luka Igrutinovic (193-92) produced a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds and center Milan Bjegovic (211-81) added 9 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Tamis moved-up to fifth place, which they share with 4 other teams. Proleter Naftagas at the other side dropped to the twelfth position with three games lost. Tamis' next round opponent will be OKK Beograd (#10) on the road where they are favorite. Proleter Naftagas will play against the league's second-placed BKK Radnicki in Beograd.
Top scorers:
Proleter Naftagas: L.Igrutinovic 13+11reb+1ast, M.Bjegovic 9+5reb+2ast, M.Vulin 7+5reb+1ast, M.Martinovic 6+1reb, N.Knezevic 4+1ast, V.Zarkovic 3+2reb
Tamis: D.Majstorovic 15+2reb+2ast, D.Perak 15+2reb+7ast, M.Popadic 9+1reb+2ast, D.Buric 8+8reb+2ast, N.Karalic 8+3reb, B.Jereminov 6+3reb+4ast
gschID: 147855


BKK Radnicki - Smederevo 102-86

Everything could happen in Beograd at the game between two tied teams. Both third ranked BKK Radnicki and 7th ranked Smederevo Vizura had identical 2-1 record. This time BKK Radnicki used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Smederevo 102-86. Smederevo Vizura was ahead by 5 points at the halftime before a 57-36 second half run of BKK Radnicki. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. Center Aleksandar Petrovic (206-72) fired 20 points for the winners. Power forward Dragan Petronic (206-82) chipped in 14 points and 5 rebounds. Bosko Balaban produced a double-double by scoring 26 points and 12 rebounds (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field) and power forward Bosko Jovovic (205-83) added 12 points respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. BKK Radnicki (3-1) moved-up to second place, which they share with Mega Vizura. Smederevo Vizura at the other side, also newcomer in the league, dropped to the fifth position with two games lost. BKK Radnicki's next round opponent will be Proleter Naftagas (#12) in Zrenjanin and are hoping to win another game. Smederevo Vizura will play at home against Mega Vizura (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Smederevo: B.Balaban 26+12reb, B.Jovovic 12+3reb+2ast, N.Stefanovic 12+3reb+1ast, U.Zivanovic 10+4reb, D.Majstorovic 8+2reb+1ast, N.Vukasovic 7+4reb+1ast
BKK Radnicki: A.Petrovic 20+3reb+3ast, N.Gacic 14+1reb+1ast, D.Petronic 14+5reb, M.Tomic 12+4reb+2ast, S.Lalic 10+2reb+2ast, M.Boltic 9+1reb+4ast
gschID: 147856


Mega Vizura - Metalac 85-79

The game in Vizura was also quite interesting. One of their biggest challengers Metalac (2-2) played at the court of fifth ranked Mega Vizura (3-1). Mega Vizura managed to secure a 6-point victory 85-79 on Saturday. It was a key game for the second position in the league. The hosts trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 48-39 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Mega Vizura made 19-of-22 free shots (86.4 percent) during the game. Mega Vizura outrebounded Metalac 40-29 including 28 on the defensive glass. The winners were led by guard Branko Milisavljevic (193-76, agency: Beo Basket) who scored that evening 23 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists and point guard Vasilije Micic (192-94, agency: Beo Basket) supported him with 12 points and 7 assists. Even 17 points and 8 rebounds by Montenegrin center Radomir Marojevic (207-81) did not help to save the game for Metalac. Guard Stefan Atanackovic (196-84, agency: 011 Sports) added 16 points and 4 assists for lost side. Four Metalac players scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players saving starting five for next games. Mega Vizura moved-up to second place, which they share with BKK Radnicki. Metalac at the other side dropped to the fifth position with two games lost. They share it with 4 other teams. Mega Vizura will meet Smederevo Vizura (#7) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. Metalac will play against Sloga in Kraljevo and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Metalac: R.Marojevic 17+8reb+2ast, S.Atanackovic 16+3reb+4ast, M.Trtic 14+6reb+3ast, S.Balmazovic 12+1reb+2ast, D.Djukanovic 9+2reb+5ast, A.Mitrovic 7+1ast
Mega Vizura: B.Milisavljevic 23+6reb+8ast, D.Cvetkovic 12+8reb+1ast, V.Micic 12+4reb+7ast, J.Rivers 8+2reb, D.Cantekin 8+6reb, S.Matovic 6+5reb
gschID: 147857


Sloga - Borac 77-67

The most important game in the last round took place in Kraljevo between third ranked Borac (2-2) and ninth ranked Sloga (2-2) on Saturday night. Borac was defeated by Sloga on the road 67-77. The hosts trailed by 7 points at the halftime before their 46-29 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Sloga dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Borac's 22. Sloga forced 21 Borac turnovers. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Stefan Jovic (190-90) who helped to win the game recording 9 points, 5 rebounds and 10 assists. Center Sasa Mijajlovic (211-80, college: Hutchinson CC) contributed with 14 points for the winners. Four Sloga players scored in double figures. Sloga's coach used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Center Ivan Zigeranovic (212-84, agency: BeoExcell) replied with 19 points and 6 rebounds and forward Milos Maksimovic (201-85) added 16 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Borac. Sloga moved-up to fifth place, which they share with 4 other teams including defeated Borac. Sloga is looking forward to face Metalac (#8) in Valjevo in the next round. Borac will play at home against Sloboda in Uzice and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Borac: I.Zigeranovic 19+6reb+1ast, M.Maksimovic 16+5reb+1ast, F.Pajevic 10+1reb+1ast, R.Dramicanin 9+5reb+2ast, N.Prolovic 7+1reb+2ast, N.Todorovic 4+4reb+2ast
Sloga: M.Popovic 15+3ast, S.Mijajlovic 14+4reb, S.Bozovic 13, V.Jacovic 11+1reb+2ast, S.Jovic 9+5reb+10ast, M.Trivunovic 7+2ast
gschID: 147858


Sloboda Uzice - Vojvodina 78-87

Very expected game when 12th ranked Sloboda (1-3) lost to top-ranked Vojvodina (3-0) in Uzice 78-87. Sloboda was tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. 26 personal fouls committed by Sloboda helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Forward Nikola Kalinic (202-91) fired 20 points and 7 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) for the winners. Power forward Dragan Zekovic (210-87, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 18 points and 6 rebounds. Four Vojvodina players scored in double figures. Vojvodina's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Center Novak Popovic (207-81, agency: 011 Sports) produced 21 points and 5 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) and forward Ivan Kuburovic (203-81) added 15 points and 6 rebounds respectively for lost side. Vojvodina have a solid three-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader. Sloboda at the other side keeps the twelfth place with three games lost. Vojvodina's next round opponent will be Zeleznicar (#11) in Indija and are hoping to win another game. Sloboda will play on the road against Borac in Cacak.
Top scorers:
Sloboda Uzice: N.Popovic 21+5reb+1ast, I.Kuburovic 15+6reb+2ast, N.Micevic 12+3reb+1ast, B.Andjic 9+1reb+1ast, A.Radulovic 7+1reb+2ast, N.Arsic 6+3reb
Vojvodina: N.Kalinic 20+7reb+2ast, D.Zekovic 18+6reb+1ast, S.Dundjerski 16+1reb+2ast, B.Vujosevic 12+1reb+1ast, D.Bunic 6+1reb, R.Markovic 4+2ast
gschID: 147852


Zeleznicar - Napredak 93-77

Zeleznicar's fans can celebrate the first win of their team after two consecutive loses. They used home court advantage to defeat Napredak Rubin (0-4) 93-77. The game was mostly controlled by Zeleznicar. Napredak Rubin was better in fourth quarter 28-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Zeleznicar made 19-of-23 charity shots (82.6 percent) during the game. It was a great shooting night for Zeleznicar especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.6 percentage. Napredak Rubin was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Djordjo Djordjic (198-78) who helped to win the game recording 15 points and 5 rebounds and guard Milos Bojovic (198-81, agency: Beo Basket) who added 17 points during the contest. At the losing side Montenegrin point guard Slobodan Pejovic (192-86) responded with 13 points and 6 rebounds and power forward Aco Mandic (204-84) scored 14 points and 5 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Zeleznicar (1-2) left bottom position moving up to eleventh place. It was Napredak Rubin's fourth loss in a row. They still closes the standings with four games lost. Zeleznicar will play against league's leader Vojvodina in Novi Sad in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Napredak Rubin will play at home against Radnicki Basket (#4) having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Napredak: A.Mandic 14+5reb, M.Golubovic 13+3reb+1ast, S.Pejovic 13+6reb+3ast, A.Lekic 11+2ast, L.Vukosavljevic 9+4ast, S.Mihajlovic 6+2reb+2ast
Zeleznicar: G.Bajic 17+2reb+1ast, M.Bojovic 17+1reb+3ast, D.Djordjic 15+5reb+2ast, S.Stanojevic 13+4reb+3ast, S.Gugleta 8+5reb, V.Jojic 8+3reb+4ast
gschID: 147853




B League: Round 4 - by Eurobasket News
There were just four rounds played in Regular Season of B League and we can clearly see which teams will fight for top positions and which will try to avoid bottom places. The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with change at the leadership position, favorites losing the games, games ending by tiny margin and even winless team recording their first victory.

B League round 4 caused change at the leadership position. Second defeat of league's leader Viva Basket (2-2) against seventh ranked Napredak A. (2-2) 92-89 was the most important game of the last round. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Viva Basket won fourth quarter 24-18. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Napredak A. dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Viva Basket's 30. They outrebounded Viva Basket 39-24 including 17 on the offensive glass. Napredak A. looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. 25 personal fouls committed by Viva Basket helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of Aleksandar Miladinovic who helped to win the game recording 30 points and 4 assists. Dragoljub Sikman contributed with 18 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Forward Aleksandar Vuletic (202-86, college: Indian Hills CC, agency: Prossin Sports Management) replied with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds for Viva Basket. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Napredak A. moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 6 other teams including defeated Viva Basket. Viva Basket will play next round against league's leader Mladost Zemun trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Napredak A. will try to continue on its current victory against eighth ranked Jedinstvo NB in Novi Becej.
An interesting game for Mladost Zemun (3-0) which hosted in 3rd ranked Crnokosa (2-2). Top-ranked Mladost Zemun managed to get a 3-point victory 76-73. Despite that victory Mladost Zemun went down to first position due to points difference. Crnokosa at the other side dropped to the fourth place with two games lost. They share the position with 6 other teams. Mladost Zemun will play against Viva Basket (#7) in Beograd in the next round where they are favorite. Crnokosa will play at home against Beovuk 72 in Beograd and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Sabac's fans can celebrate the first win of their team after three consecutive loses. The victory is especially important as they edged much higher ranked Mladost Cacak (2-2) 78-76 on Saturday. The winners were led by Pavle Boljkovac who scored that evening 28 points and 5 rebounds. Even 18 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals by Nemanja Marinkovic did not help to save the game for Mladost Cacak. Mladost Cacak's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Sabac (1-3) left bottom position moving up to eleventh place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Mladost Cacak keeps the fourth position with two games lost. They share it with 6 other teams. Sabac will meet higher ranked Spartak (#10) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Mladost Cacak will play against the league's second-placed Radnicki OB (#2) having rather not much hope for a victory.
A very interesting game took place in Beograd. It ended with only three-point home defeat of 12th ranked Beovuk 72 (1-3) to eighth ranked Spartak (2-2) 82-79 on Saturday evening. Kemal Karahodzic fired a double-double by scoring 16 points, 13 rebounds and 5 blocks for the winners. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Spartak moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 6 other teams. Newly promoted Beovuk 72 dropped to the eleventh position with three games lost. Spartak's next round opponent will be Sabac (#13) at home and are hoping to win another game. Beovuk 72 will play against Crnokosa in Kosjeric.
The game between second ranked Radnicki OB (3-1) and 11th ranked Vojvodina (1-3) in Obrenovac on Saturday ended with biggest points difference. Radnicki OB beat guests from Novi Sad 94-77. It was a very good performance for Goran Huskic who helped to win the game recording 16 points and 8 rebounds (perfect from the field making all six shots). Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Radnicki OB have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 3-1 record having just -1 point less than leader Mladost Zemun, which they share with Konstantin. Loser Vojvodina dropped to the bottom place with three games lost. Radnicki OB will face Mladost Cacak (#4) on the road in the next round. Vojvodina will play against Radnicki Stud. (#12) in Kragujevac and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last two games of round 4 Konstantin beat Radnicki Stud. on the road 79-69. Jagodina won against Jedinstvo NB on its own court 95-89.


Napredak A. - Viva Basket 92-89

B League round 4 caused change at the leadership position. Second defeat of league's leader Viva Basket (2-2) against seventh ranked Napredak A. (2-2) 92-89 was the most important game of the last round. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Viva Basket won fourth quarter 24-18. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Napredak A. dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Viva Basket's 30. They outrebounded Viva Basket 39-24 including 17 on the offensive glass. Napredak A. looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. 25 personal fouls committed by Viva Basket helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of Aleksandar Miladinovic who helped to win the game recording 30 points and 4 assists. Dragoljub Sikman contributed with 18 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Forward Aleksandar Vuletic (202-86, college: Indian Hills CC, agency: Prossin Sports Management) replied with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds and Montenegrin guard Bojan Stajic (198-84) added 19 points and 5 rebounds (made all of his eight free throws) in the effort for Viva Basket. Four Viva Basket players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Napredak A. moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 6 other teams including defeated Viva Basket. Viva Basket will play next round against league's leader Mladost Zemun trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Napredak A. will try to continue on its current victory against eighth ranked Jedinstvo NB in Novi Becej.
Top scorers:
Napredak A.: A.Miladinovic 30+2reb+4ast, D.Sikman 18+9reb+6ast, S.Raicevic 15+6reb+5ast, N.Grujo 8+2reb, R.Mojsilovic 6+1ast, S.Djukic 6+4reb+1ast
Viva Basket: M.Kurcubic 19+2reb+2ast, B.Stajic 19+5reb, A.Vuletic 16+11reb+1ast, D.Bjelica 13+8ast, J.Kantar 9+4reb+1ast, D.Jevtic 6
gschID: 148032


Mladost Zemun - Crnokosa 76-73

An interesting game for Mladost Zemun (3-0) which hosted in 3rd ranked Crnokosa (2-2). Top-ranked Mladost Zemun managed to get a 3-point victory 76-73. Crnokosa was ahead by 9 points after three quarters before a 19-7 charge of Mladost Zemun, which allowed them to win the game. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Crnokosa to just 7 points in fourth quarter. Despite that victory Mladost Zemun went down to first position due to points difference. Crnokosa at the other side dropped to the fourth place with two games lost. They share the position with 6 other teams. Mladost Zemun will play against Viva Basket (#7) in Beograd in the next round where they are favorite. Crnokosa will play at home against Beovuk 72 in Beograd and hopes to get back on the winning track.
gschID: 148033


Sabac - Mladost Cacak 78-76

Sabac's fans can celebrate the first win of their team after three consecutive loses. The victory is especially important as they edged much higher ranked Mladost Cacak (2-2) 78-76 on Saturday. Mladost Cacak was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. The winners were led by Bosnian guard Pavle Boljkovac (190-85) who scored that evening 28 points and 5 rebounds and Branislav Tomasevic supported him with 16 points. Even 18 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals by Nemanja Marinkovic did not help to save the game for Mladost Cacak. Forward Ivan Dukanac (199-80) added 20 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for lost side. Four Mladost Cacak players scored in double figures. Mladost Cacak's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Sabac (1-3) left bottom position moving up to eleventh place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Mladost Cacak keeps the fourth position with two games lost. They share it with 6 other teams. Sabac will meet higher ranked Spartak (#10) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Mladost Cacak will play against the league's second-placed Radnicki OB (#2) having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Sabac: P.Boljkovac 28+5reb+1ast, B.Tomasevic 16+1reb+2ast, M.Todorovic 12+3reb+3ast, D.Manjencic 9+1reb+1ast, P.Koprivica 6+6reb+1ast, N.Peric 5+1reb
Mladost Cacak: I.Dukanac 20+5reb+4ast, N.Marinkovic 18+9reb+5ast, S.Avramovic 10+8reb+1ast, F.Dumic 10+1reb+2ast, M.Jankovic 9+5reb, V.Sataric 6+1reb
gschID: 148028


Radnicki OB - Vojvodina 94-77

The game between second ranked Radnicki OB (3-1) and 11th ranked Vojvodina (1-3) in Obrenovac on Saturday ended with biggest points difference. Radnicki OB beat guests from Novi Sad 94-77. The game was mostly controlled by Radnicki OB. Vojvodina was better in second period 21-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Radnicki OB shot 65.5 percent from the field. They shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 57.1 percentage. Radnicki OB looked well-organized offensively handing out 29 assists comparing to just 14 passes made by Vojvodina's players. It was a very good performance for Goran Huskic who helped to win the game recording 16 points and 8 rebounds (perfect from the field making all six shots). Guard Filip Simic (185-90, agency: Beo Basket) contributed with 15 points and 8 assists for the winners. Five Radnicki OB players scored in double figures. Guard Nikola Fekete (192-91) replied with 16 points and 4 assists and power forward Goran Pobric (201-82) added 15 points in the effort for Vojvodina. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Radnicki OB have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 3-1 record having just -1 point less than leader Mladost Zemun, which they share with Konstantin. Loser Vojvodina dropped to the bottom place with three games lost. Radnicki OB will face Mladost Cacak (#4) on the road in the next round. Vojvodina will play against Radnicki Stud. (#12) in Kragujevac and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Radnicki OB: V.Radojcic 17+1reb+1ast, G.Huskic 16+8reb+3ast, V.Djordjevic 16+2reb+2ast, F.Simic 15+1reb+8ast, M.Tasic 10+4reb+4ast, D.Boricic 10+6reb+7ast
Vojvodina: N.Fekete 16+1reb+4ast, G.Pobric 15+3reb+2ast, S.Pastornjicki 13+1reb+2ast, A.Ratkov 7+3reb+2ast, A.Drakulic 6+5reb, D.Andric 6+1reb+1ast
gschID: 148029


Radnicki Stud. - Konstantin 69-79

No shocking result in a game when fifth ranked Konstantin (3-1) beat 10th ranked Radnicki Stud. (1-3) in Kragujevac 79-69 on Saturday. The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Konstantin outrebounded Radnicki Stud. 49-30 including a 34-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. Quite impressive performance for power forward Mladen Vitkovic (200-90) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 12 points and 12 rebounds. Swingman Marko Cvetkovic (197-77, agency: BeoExcell) contributed with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. Center Nikola Glisovic (209-73) replied with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds and forward Nenad Tanasijevic (181-85) added 13 points and 4 assists in the effort for Radnicki Stud.Five Konstantin and four Radnicki Stud. players scored in double figures. Konstantin moved-up to second place, which they share with Radnicki OB. Loser Radnicki Stud. dropped to the eleventh position with three games lost. Konstantin will face KK Jagodina (#6) at home in the next round. Radnicki Stud. will play against Vojvodina (#14) in Novi Sad.
Top scorers:
Konstantin: M.Trailovic 16+4reb+1ast, N.Stankovic 13+9reb+1ast, V.Velickovic 12+4reb+5ast, M.Vitkovic 12+12reb+3ast, M.Cvetkovic 10+13reb+2ast, M.Gacinovic 9+1reb+1ast
Radnicki Stud.: N.Glisovic 14+10reb+3ast, N.Tanasijevic 13+2reb+4ast, S.Samailovic 11+5reb+3ast, B.Gladanac 11+3reb, O.Nikolic 7+2reb+1ast, F.Lalovic 6+1reb+2ast
gschID: 148030


Jagodina - Jedinstvo NB 95-89

There was a minor upset when 6th ranked Jedinstvo NB (2-2) lost on the road to ninth ranked KK Jagodina (2-2) 95-89 on Saturday. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 38-18. But Jedinstvo NB won second period 19-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. KK Jagodina made 24-of-31 free shots (77.4 percent) during the game. KK Jagodina outrebounded Jedinstvo NB 36-24 including 28 on the defensive glass. Jedinstvo NB was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. Quite impressive performance for guard Jugoslav Dasic (197-80) who helped to win the game recording 16 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists. Center Ninoslav Tmusic (205-73) contributed with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Guard Vuk Pekovic (183-89) replied with 21 points and guard Igor Jevdjenic (195-91) added 13 points and 5 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws) in the effort for Jedinstvo NB. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. KK Jagodina moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 6 other teams including defeated Jedinstvo NB. KK Jagodina will face higher ranked Konstantin (#3) in Nis in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Jedinstvo NB will play at home against Napredak A. in Aleksinac.
Top scorers:
Jagodina: N.Tmusic 21+10reb+1ast, J.Dasic 16+9reb+8ast, N.Filipovic 15+3reb+1ast, N.Djoric 12+3reb+1ast, V.Stanisavljevic 8+2reb+3ast, V.Gagovic 8+3reb+2ast
Jedinstvo NB: V.Pekovic 21+2reb+1ast, M.Radenkovic 16+3reb, I.Jevdjenic 13+5reb+1ast, V.Kirsanov 12+3reb+2ast, P.Perunovic 9+5reb, P.Brankovic 7+1reb+2ast
gschID: 148031


Beovuk 72 - Spartak 79-82

A very interesting game took place in Beograd. It ended with only three-point home defeat of 12th ranked Beovuk 72 (1-3) to eighth ranked Spartak (2-2) 82-79 on Saturday evening. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Beovuk 72 won third quarter 21-18. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. 31 personal fouls committed by Beovuk 72 helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Kemal Karahodzic fired a double-double by scoring 16 points, 13 rebounds and 5 blocks for the winners. Ivan Djurovic chipped in 18 points and 6 assists. Four Spartak players scored in double figures. Milan Dondur produced 12 points and 5 rebounds and guard Milos Riboskic (195-89) added 17 points (made all of his seven free throws) respectively for lost side. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Spartak moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 6 other teams. Newly promoted Beovuk 72 dropped to the eleventh position with three games lost. Spartak's next round opponent will be Sabac (#13) at home and are hoping to win another game. Beovuk 72 will play against Crnokosa in Kosjeric.
Top scorers:
Spartak: I.Djurovic 18+2reb+6ast, K.Karahodzic 16+13reb+1ast, S.Stojanovic 16+7reb+1ast, D.Kuntic 15+1reb+3ast, R.Vukolic 6+3reb, P.Prlja 4+4reb
Beovuk 72: M.Riboskic 17+1reb+1ast, M.Dondur 12+5reb+2ast, V.Ivanovic 11+7reb, I.Demcesen 9+5reb, I.Djukovic 8+4reb+2ast, D.Pejic 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 148027




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


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


Stats Leaders - 1A
Points Per Game
 Milos DIMIC
  Radnicki.
  (195-G-89)
  Avg: 24
 1. Dimic, Radnicki.24.0 
 2. Milisavljevi., Meg.23.0 
 3. Popovic, Sloga22.7 
 4. Zigeranovic, Borac22.3 
 5. Balmazovic, Metalac20.3 
 6. Smiljanic, Radnic.20.0 
 7. Mijajlovic, Sloga19.5 
 8. Marojevic, Metalac19.3 
 9. Balaban, Smederevo19.0 
 10. Bozovic, Sloga18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ivan SMILJANIC
  Radnic.
  (198-F-89)
  Avg: 10
 1. Smiljanic, Radnic.10.0 
 2. Zigeranovic, Borac9.3 
 3. Kuburovic, Slobod.9.3 
 4. Cantekin, Mega V.9.0 
 5. Balaban, Smederevo8.7 
 6. Mijajlovic, Sloga8.0 
 7. Igrutinovic, Prole.7.3 
 8. Jovic, Sloga7.0 
 9. Drca, OKK Beograd7.0 
 10. Kuzeta, Vojvodina7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Nenad STEFANOVIC
  Smede.
  (193-G-85)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Stefanovic, Smede.8.3 
 2. Sepa, OKK Beograd8.0 
 3. Jovic, Sloga7.0 
 4. Milisavljevi., Meg.7.0 
 5. Micic, Mega Vizura6.0 
 6. Popovic, Sloga6.0 
 7. Mitrovic, OKK B.6.0 
 8. Boltic, BKK R.5.7 
 9. Vujosevic, Vojvo.5.0 
 10. Knezevic, OKK B.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Stanoje KNEZEVIC
  OKK B.
  (202-PF-89)
  Avg: 4
 1. Knezevic, OKK B.4.0 
 2. Micic, Mega Vizura3.7 
 3. Gacic, BKK Radnicki3.3 
 4. Sepa, OKK Beograd3.0 
 5. Balmazovic, Metalac3.0 
 6. Jovic, Sloga3.0 
 7. Vulin, Prolet.2.8 
 8. Popovic, Sloga2.7 
 9. Boltic, BKK R.2.7 
 10. Zigeranovic, Borac2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Dusan CANTEKIN
  Mega V.
  (222-C-90)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Cantekin, Mega V.1.7 
 2. Zigeranovic, Borac1.7 
 3. Popovic, Sloboda1.0 
 4. Vasilic, Radnic.1.0 
 5. Mijajlovic, Sloga1.0 
 6. Jevtovic, Sloboda1.0 
 7. Majkic, Prolet.1.0 
 8. Karalic, Tamis1.0 
 9. Boltic, BKK R.0.7 
 10. Petronic, BKK R.0.7 


Stats Leaders - 1B
Points Per Game
 Dragan BJELICA
  Viva Basket
  (198-G-81)
  Avg: 26
 1. Bjelica, Viva Bask.26.0 
 2. Ivanovic, Sabac22.7 
 3. Riboskic, Beovuk22.5 
 4. Rasic, Mladost BJ22.0 
 5. Rasic, Mladost21.0 
 6. Marinkovic, Mlados.19.7 
 7. Dasic, Jagodina19.7 
 8. Pekovic, Jedinstv.19.0 
 9. Radivojevic, Crnok.18.3 
 10. Dukanac, Mladost17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Nikola VUKOVIC
  Mladost .
  (202-F/C-94)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Vukovic, Mladost11.3 
 2. Tmusic, Jagodina11.3 
 3. Vuletic, Viva Bask.11.0 
 4. Vukovic, Mlado.10.0 
 5. Karahodzic, Spartak7.7 
 6. Jovanovic, Konst.7.7 
 7. Dukanac, Mladost7.5 
 8. Glisovic, Radnic.7.5 
 9. Ivanovic, Sabac7.3 
 10. Djurovic, Crnokosa7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Filip SIMIC
  Radnicki OB
  (185-G-90)
  Avg: 7
 1. Simic, Radnicki OB7.0 
 2. Bjelica, Viva Bask.6.3 
 3. Velickovic, Konst.6.0 
 4. Dugosija, Mlado.4.5 
 5. Pastornjicki, Vojv.4.3 
 6. Dugosija, Mladost4.3 
 7. Boricic, Radnicki.4.0 
 8. Radojcic, Radnicki.4.0 
 9. Djoric, Jagodina4.0 
 10. Stojanovic, Spart.3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Marko DUGOSIJA
  Mlado.
  (198-F-91)
  Avg: 4
 1. Dugosija, Mlado.4.0 
 2. Pastornjicki, Vojv.3.3 
 3. Dugosija, Mladost3.3 
 4. Tanasijevic, Radni.3.0 
 5. Barac, Napredak A.3.0 
 6. Sikman, Napredak.2.7 
 7. Fekete, Vojvodina2.7 
 8. Kovacevic, Mlados.2.7 
 9. Vuletic, Viva Bask.2.7 
 10. Stojanovic, Spart.2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Aleksandar ANDREJEVIC
  Mlado.
  (210-C-91)
  Avg: 3
 1. Andrejevic, Mlado.3.0 
 2. Karahodzic, Spartak2.7 
 3. Mirkovic, Jagodina2.0 
 4. Huskic, Radnicki OB1.7 
 5. Jankovic, Mladost1.7 
 6. Andrejevic, Mlados.1.5 
 7. Karahodzic, Spartak1.0 
 8. Grujo, Napredak A.1.0 
 9. Banjanin, Mlado.1.0 
 10. Barac, Napredak A.1.0 


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Telemach League Round 3 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News
There were just three rounds played in Regular Season of Telemach League and we can clearly see which teams will fight for top positions and which will try to avoid bottom places.



Parklji - Zlatorog 70-91
The game between bottom-ranked Parklji (0-3) and Zlatorog (2-0) in Bezigrad ended with biggest points difference. Guests from Lasko outscored Parklji 91-70. The game without a history. Zlatorog led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They shot 61.0 percent from the field. Zlatorog had a 24-13 advantage in offensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 25 assists. 24 personal fouls committed by Parklji helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was Serbian forward Vladimir Panic (194-82, agency: 011 Sports) who scored 16 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Guard Grega Mali (197-84) chipped in 18 points. Four Zlatorog players scored in double figures. Zlatorog's coach Rado Trifunovic felt very confident that he used 11 players and allowed the starting five to rest. At the other side the best for losing team was Bosnian center Esmir Rizvic (213-82, college: Texas Tech) who recorded a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds and point guard Nejc Kobal (183-91) added 17 points and 4 assists respectively. Zlatorog moved-up to second place, which they share with Helios. Parklji at the other side still closes the standings with three games lost. Zlatorog's next round opponent will be Rogaska (#4) in Rogaska Slatina. Parklji will play on the road against Geoplin Slovan (#7) in Ljubljana and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Zlatorog: G.Mali 18+4reb+3ast, V.Panic 16+8reb+4ast, A.Omic 14+6reb, J.Skific 12+4reb+2ast, D.Vujasinovic 9+10ast, L.Lapornik 8+4reb+1ast
Parklji: E.Rizvic 21+10reb+3ast, N.Kobal 17+4reb+4ast, J.Cebasek 8+4reb+1ast, K.Lorbek 8+2reb+2ast, M.Filipovic 6+1reb+1ast, L.Nemanic 4+2reb
gschID: 133408


Polzela - Rogaska 62-69
Round 3 important game was a victory of Rogaska over 5th ranked Polzela 69-62 on Saturday night. Rogaska dominated on the defensive end, holding Polzela to just 7 points in second quarter. 24 personal fouls committed by Polzela helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for guard Boban Tomic (190-88) who led his team to a victory with 11 points and 5 assists. Serbian power forward Milos Miljkovic (204-84) contributed with 10 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Center Uros Godler (203-85) answered with 10 points and 7 rebounds and guard Miha Vasl (190-92) added 10 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Polzela. Rogaska (2-1) moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Sentjur. Polzela at the other side dropped to the sixth position with two games lost. They share it with Geoplin Slovan and Maribor Messer. Rogaska is looking forward to face higher ranked Zlatorog (#3) in Lasko in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Polzela will play at home against LTHcast Mercator in Skofja Loka and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Rogaska: N.Strnad 16+1reb, B.Tomic 11+4reb+5ast, M.Miljkovic 10+7reb+2ast, A.Blesic 8+3reb, M.Petrovic 8+2reb, S.Smajlovic 7+7reb+1ast
Polzela: M.Vasl 10+5reb+3ast, U.Godler 10+7reb+2ast, G.Morina 7+3reb, S.Sebic 7+8reb+1ast, P.Kobale 7+1reb+2ast, J.Hannibal 6+5reb+1ast
gschID: 133404


LTHcast Mercator - Elektra 66-72
Telemach League top team - Elektra (3-0) added another victory to their record on Saturday. This time they beat ninth ranked LTHcast Mercator (0-3) in Skofja Loka 72-66. The guests trailed by 4 points after three quarters before their 23-13 charge, which allowed them to win the game. It was a quality performance for naturalized Montenegrin center Mensud Julevic (200-85) who led the winners and scored 15 points and 7 rebounds. point guard Ziga Zagorc (188-84) accounted for 14 points and 7 rebounds for the winning side. Guard Vladimir Mihailovic (193-82) came up with 21 points and forward Blaz Mahkovic (194-90) added 11 points and 7 rebounds respectively for LTHcast Mercator in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Elektra have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 3-0 record. Loser LTHcast Mercator still closes the standings with three games lost. They share the position with Parklji. Elektra will meet at home league's second-placed Helios in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. LTHcast Mercator will play against Polzela (#6) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Elektra: M.Julevic 15+7reb+2ast, Z.Zagorc 14+7reb+1ast, D.Lelic 11+1reb+1ast, S.Bajramlic 10+5reb, T.Horvat 9+4reb, S.Nuhanovic 8+10reb
LTHcast Mercator: V.Mihailovic 21+2reb, B.Mahkovic 11+7reb, T.Mezek 9+2reb+3ast, J.Demsar 8+4reb, B.Bosnjak 6+4reb, D.Micic 4+1ast
gschID: 133405


Helios - Maribor Messer 82-67
No shocking result in a game when leader Helios (2-0) beat 8th ranked Maribor Messer (1-2) in Domzale 82-67. It looked good early as Maribor Messer took an 4-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Helios had a 23-7 second period charge getting the lead and Maribor Messer was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 67-82. Helios dominated on the defensive end, holding Maribor Messer to just 7 points in second quarter. They outrebounded Maribor Messer 36-23 including a 27-13 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was Croatian forward Drazen Bubnic (207-86) who scored 22 points and 6 rebounds (on 10-of-11 shooting from the field). Croatian power forward Drago Pasalic (208-84) chipped in 14 points and 7 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was guard Jure Pelko (190-90) who recorded 13 points and guard Bojan Jovanovic (186-82) added 10 points respectively. Both coaches tested many bench players saving starting five for next games. Helios moved-up to second place, which they share with Zlatorog. Maribor Messer at the other side dropped to the sixth position with two games lost. Helios' next round opponent will be league's leader Elektra in Sostanj and it will be for sure the game of the week. Maribor Messer will play at home against Sentjur (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Helios: D.Bubnic 22+6reb+1ast, D.Pasalic 14+7reb, K.Prepelic 12+2reb+4ast, J.Besedic 10+3reb, S.Cebular 9+5reb+3ast, V.Petrovic 8+9reb+4ast
Maribor Messer: J.Pelko 13+2ast, M.Spica 10+4reb, B.Jovanovic 10+3reb+1ast, J.Span 8+2reb+3ast, S.Tapuskovic 7+4reb+2ast, I.Gavric 6+3reb
gschID: 133406


Sentjur - Geoplin Slovan 87-79
Another interesting game for Sentjur (2-1) which hosted 4th placed Geoplin Slovan (1-2). Seventh ranked Sentjur won 87-79. Geoplin Slovan was ahead by 4 points after three quarters before a 26-14 charge of Sentjur, which allowed them to win the game. They dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Geoplin Slovan's 40. Sentjur players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. It was a great evening for American guard Patrick Rembert (182, college: Cal-Irvine) who led his team to a victory scoring 20 points and 9 assists. His fellow American import center Travis Nelson (211-87, college: Minn.St.-Mankato) helped adding 19 points and 7 rebounds. The best for the losing side was forward Marko Pajic (204-92) with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 11 rebounds and Croatian center Ante Djugum (211-88, agency: Court Side) scored 15 points and 9 rebounds. Five Sentjur and four Geoplin Slovan players scored in double figures. Sentjur moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Rogaska. Geoplin Slovan at the other side dropped to the sixth position with two games lost. They share it with Polzela and Maribor Messer. Sentjur will play against Maribor Messer (#8) on the road in the next round. Geoplin Slovan will play against Parklji in Bezigrad to get more than just one victory in their record.
Top scorers:
Sentjur: P.Rembert 20+1reb+9ast, T.Nelson 19+7reb+2ast, I.Drzic 17+7reb+3ast, I.Maric 14+3reb+2ast, M.Sebic 11+4reb+2ast, M.Primorac 4+3reb+2ast
Geoplin Slovan: M.Pajic 19+11reb, A.Djugum 15+9reb+1ast, L.Rupnik 11+1reb+8ast, L.Grum 11, D.Cigoja 10+1reb+2ast, N.Buda 9+4reb
gschID: 133407




D2 Round 6: Grosuplje beats Radenska by three after a very close game - by Eurobasket News
The most exciting game of round 6 in the D2 took place in Grosuplje. This derby game ended with only three-point defeat on the road of 6th ranked Radenska (3-3) to fourth ranked Grosuplje (4-1) 79-76 on Saturday evening. The hosts trailed by 9 points after three quarters before their 26-14 charge, which allowed them to win the game. 24 personal fouls committed by Radenska helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for guard Jure Misic (188-87) who led his team to a victory with 18 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals. Power forward Blaz Lobe (202-84) contributed with 18 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Power forward Igor Spesic (204-83) replied with 23 points and 9 rebounds for Radenska. Grosuplje moved-up to third place, which they share with Postojna. Radenska lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team dropped to the eighth position with three games lost. Grosuplje is looking forward to face bottom-ranked Litija (#13) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Radenska will play against the league's second-placed Triglav Strazisce (#2) in Kranj and is hoping to prove to their fans that they can break losing series.
An interesting game for Sencur CP (5-1) which hosted in Kranj second-best Splosna plovba (4-2). First ranked Sencur CP had an easy win 87-66. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Splosna plovba. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Center Jure Erzen (203-75) had a double-double by scoring 26 points and 11 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Dragan Pusic chipped in 25 points during the contest. The best for the losing side was center Pavel Djurkovic (206-79) with 22 points. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Sencur CP have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 5-1 record, which they share with Triglav Strazisce. Splosna plovba at the other side dropped to the fifth place with two games lost. They share the position with Branik. Sencur CP will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Splosna plovba will play at home against Grosuplje (#3) in Grosuplje and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Bottom-ranked Litija is still unable to win any game. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. This time they lost on the road their fifth consecutive match to second ranked Triglav Strazisce (5-1) 81-65 on Saturday evening. Matic Korosec notched 18 points and 6 rebounds to lead the effort. Even 16 points and 4 assists by Klemen Panic did not help to save the game for Litija. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Triglav Strazisce keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Sencur CP. Loser Litija still closes the standings with five games lost. Triglav Strazisce will meet Radenska (#8) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Litija will play against Grosuplje (#3) in Grosuplje and hopes to get finally their first victory.
The game between 9th ranked Terme Olimia (2-3) and seventh ranked Branik (4-2) in ended with biggest points difference. Guests from Maribor outscored Terme Olimia 84-54. The best player for the winners was Primoz Brolih who scored 22 points and 5 rebounds. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Branik have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Splosna plovba. Newly promoted Terme Olimia keeps the ninth position with three games lost. Branik's next round opponent will be higher ranked Postojna (#4) at home and it may be quite challenging game. Terme Olimia will play against Jance Prit (#11) in Ljubljana and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last two games of round 6 Jance Prit was beaten by Medvode on the road 76-66. Postojna won against Konjice on its own court 77-68.
The most impressive performance of 6th round was 27 points by Tomaz Jereb of Konjice.



Sencur CP - Splosna plovba 87-66

An interesting game for Sencur CP (5-1) which hosted in Kranj second-best Splosna plovba (4-2). First ranked Sencur CP had an easy win 87-66. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Splosna plovba. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The game without a history. Sencur CP led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 19-of-22 charity shots (86.4 percent) during the game. Splosna plovba was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. Center Jure Erzen (203-75) had a double-double by scoring 26 points and 11 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Kosovan guard Dragan Pusic (193-84) chipped in 25 points during the contest. The best for the losing side was center Pavel Djurkovic (206-79) with 22 points and guard Rok Perko (179-87) scored 12 points and 6 assists. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Sencur CP have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 5-1 record, which they share with Triglav Strazisce. Splosna plovba at the other side dropped to the fifth place with two games lost. They share the position with Branik. Sencur CP will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Splosna plovba will play at home against Grosuplje (#3) in Grosuplje and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Sencur CP: J.Erzen 26+11reb+2ast, D.Pusic 25+3reb+3ast, A.Blazevic 13+5reb+6ast, K.Cvek 9+4reb+2ast, K.Balazic 4+2reb, A.Urbanc 4+1reb
Splosna plovba: P.Djurkovic 22+4reb+2ast, A.Kavgic 15+4reb+2ast, R.Perko 12+3reb+6ast, Z.Bahor 5+1reb, D.Moro 4+2reb+2ast, A.Katonar 4+7reb
gschID: 146187


Grosuplje - Radenska 79-76

The most exciting game of round 6 in the D2 took place in Grosuplje. This derby game ended with only three-point defeat on the road of 6th ranked Radenska (3-3) to fourth ranked Grosuplje (4-1) 79-76 on Saturday evening. The hosts trailed by 9 points after three quarters before their 26-14 charge, which allowed them to win the game. 24 personal fouls committed by Radenska helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for guard Jure Misic (188-87) who led his team to a victory with 18 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals. Power forward Blaz Lobe (202-84) contributed with 18 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Power forward Igor Spesic (204-83) replied with 23 points and 9 rebounds and guard Tadej Horvat (190-84) added 17 points in the effort for Radenska. Five Grosuplje and four Radenska players scored in double figures. Grosuplje moved-up to third place, which they share with Postojna. Radenska lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team dropped to the eighth position with three games lost. Grosuplje is looking forward to face bottom-ranked Litija (#13) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Radenska will play against the league's second-placed Triglav Strazisce (#2) in Kranj and is hoping to prove to their fans that they can break losing series.
Top scorers:
Grosuplje: J.Misic 18+8reb+5ast, B.Lobe 18+8reb+1ast, A.Kunc 11+4reb, M.Trampus 10+6reb, Z.Jerman 10+3reb+1ast, M.Vravnik 6+2reb
Radenska: I.Spesic 23+9reb+2ast, T.Horvat 17+3reb, R.Suran 11+6reb+1ast, A.Novak 10+4reb+2ast, J.Jutersnik 6+1reb, M.Majc 4+2reb
gschID: 146188


Triglav Strazisce - Litija 81-65

Bottom-ranked Litija is still unable to win any game. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. This time they lost on the road their fifth consecutive match to second ranked Triglav Strazisce (5-1) 81-65 on Saturday evening. The game was mostly controlled by Triglav Strazisce. Litija managed to win fourth quarter 18-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Triglav Strazisce dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Litija's 32. They outrebounded Litija 28-14 including a 22-10 advantage in defensive rebounds. Forward Matic Korosec (194-89) notched 18 points and 6 rebounds to lead the effort and guard Boris Jersin (183-85, agency: Interperformances) supported him with 8 points, 5 rebounds and 10 assists. Even 16 points and 4 assists by point guard Klemen Panic (180-91) did not help to save the game for Litija. Center Crt Lipovsek (194-88) added 13 points. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Triglav Strazisce keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Sencur CP. Loser Litija still closes the standings with five games lost. Triglav Strazisce will meet Radenska (#8) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Litija will play against Grosuplje (#3) in Grosuplje and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Triglav Strazisce: R.Jakobcic 19+3reb, M.Korosec 18+6reb, G.Mahkovic 10+7reb, A.Vojicic 8+1reb+1ast, B.Jersin 8+5reb+10ast, G.Dezman 6+1ast
Litija: K.Panic 16+1reb+4ast, C.Lipovsek 13+3reb+1ast, D.Prolic 8+1reb+1ast, M.Goropevsek 8+1reb, R.Gominsek 7+3reb, T.Skerbec 6+2reb+4ast
gschID: 146182


Medvode - Jance Prit 76-66

No shocking result in a game when eighth ranked Medvode (3-2) beat at home 11th ranked Jance Prit (1-5) 76-66. Jance Prit was ahead by 9 points at the halftime before a 45-26 second half run of Medvode. They also forced 21 Jance Prit turnovers. The best player for the winners was guard Dejan Buncic (177-77) who scored 21 points and 8 rebounds. Forward Nik Gregorcic (195-90) chipped in 16 points and 8 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was guard Dejan Mlakar (192-88) who recorded 16 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and forward Jost Peterca (195-90) added 10 points and 5 rebounds respectively. Jance Prit's coach Bojan Brodnik rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Medvode moved-up to seventh place. Jance Prit lost fifth consecutive