EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 11/12/2011

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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   


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


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 David SIMON
  Radnicki K.
  (207-C-82)
  Avg: 20
 1. Simon, Radnicki K.20.0 
 2. Morrison, Crvena Z.19.3 
 3. Pilepic, Siroki W.18.8 
 4. Vucevic, Buducnost16.0 
 5. Simon, KK.15.8 
 6. Chase, Cibona15.7 
 7. Pavkovic, Radnicki15.5 
 8. Warren, Cedevita15.3 
 9. Scott, Radnicki K.15.3 
 10. Panic, Zlatorog15.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Boris SAVOVIC
  Hemofarm
  (206-F-87)
  Avg: 13.6
 1. Savovic, Hemofarm13.6 
 2. Vucevic, Buducnost11.2 
 3. Simon, Radnicki K.7.9 
 4. Pavic, Krka6.8 
 5. Pekovic, Partizan6.0 
 6. Ilic, Crvena Zvezda6.0 
 7. Green, Union Olimp.5.8 
 8. Collins, Siroki W.5.8 
 9. Sakic, Siroki WWin5.7 
 10. May, KK.5.6 
Assists Per Game
 Miljan PAVKOVIC
  Radnicki K.
  (178-G-81)
  Avg: 8.2
 1. Pavkovic, Radnicki8.2 
 2. Markovic, Radnicki7.0 
 3. Farmar, Maccabi5.3 
 4. Covic, Crvena Z.5.0 
 5. Simon, KK.4.8 
 6. Papaloukas, Macca.4.5 
 7. Stinson, Krka4.5 
 8. Draper, Cedevita3.9 
 9. Krivec, Krka3.8 
 10. Mulaomerovic, KK3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Yogev OHAYON
  Maccabi .
  (189-PG-87)
  Avg: 3
 1. Ohayon, Maccabi3.0 
 2. Dragic, Krka2.3 
 3. Green, Union Olimp.2.2 
 4. Milutinovic, Crven.2.0 
 5. Papaloukas, Macca.2.0 
 6. Draper, Cedevita1.9 
 7. Chase, Cibona1.8 
 8. Baxter, Krka1.8 
 9. Savovic, Hemofarm1.8 
 10. Markovic, Radnick.1.7 
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. Scott, Radnicki K.1.3 
 4. Owens, Cedevita1.1 
 5. Hendrix, Maccabi1.0 
 6. Simon, Radnicki K.1.0 
 7. Collins, Siroki W.1.0 
 8. Vucevic, Buducnost1.0 
 9. Thompson, Union O.0.8 
 10. Jeremic, Hemofarm0.8 


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  ANGOLA   


Libolo won the 19th edition of Supercup Vladimir Romero - by Antonio Santos
On the 19th edition of Supercup, Vladimir Romero Libolo beat Petro by 67 x 63.
Petro lead the score until 5 minutes to go. At the half they were leading by 9pt (35x26) but Libolo had a strong finisch and they won the trophy that was playing in Huambo.

Petro de Luanda: Bralio Morais (2), Roderick Nealy (22), Roberto Fortes (2), Paulo Barros (0), Paulo Santana (2), Miguel Kiala (0), Cederic Isom (7), Hlder Gonalves (0), Simo Santos (0), Hermenegildo Mbunga (11 ), Abdel Gomes (6 ), Carlos Morais (11); Coach Alberto Babo (portugus).

Recreativo do Libolo: Jos Salvador (6), Olmpio Cipriano (4), Edson Ndoniema (7), Mayzer Alexandre (6), Vladimir Gernimo (23), Abdel Moussa (5), Escorcio Antnio (0), Mutau Fonseca (0), Byron Burnett (2), Edson Hilukilwa (0), Francisco Sousa (14); Coach: Ral Duarte

Referees: Fernando Pacheco Baganha, Carlos Julio e Antonio Bernardo



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  ARGENTINA   


Standings - LigaA
LigaA Standings
North
 1. Regatas C. 9-3 
 2. Sionista 7-5 
 3. Libertad S. 7-5 
 4. Quimsa 7-5 
 5. Olimpico LB 5-7 
 6. Atenas 5-7 
 7. La Union 4-8 
 8. San Mart.C. 4-8 
South
 1. Obras 10-3 
 2. Penarol 9-5 
 3. Wuber-Est.Bahia 8-4 
 4. Boca Jrs 7-6 
 5. GECR Indalo 6-7 
 6. Lanus 6-7 
 7. Club 9 3-9 
 8. Quilmes MP 2-10 


San Martin tab Devon Beitzel - by Eurobasket News
San Martin de Corrientes strengthened their backcourt. They agreed on terms of contract with Devon Beitzel (185-G-88). The guard will start his pro career in Argentina. He graduated from the University of Northern Colorado in 2011. Devon Beitzel tallied 21.5 points, 3.3 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.4 steals per game in his senior season. Devon Beitzel was named All-Big Sky Conference Player of the Year. He made it into CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-America 1st Team. Devon Beitzel was also included onto NABC Division I All-District 6 1st Team. Devon Beitzel was also named into ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VII Team in 2009. He is expected to join the team for the game against Libertad Sunchales in Round 13.

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  AUSTRALIA   


Stats Leaders - NBL
Points Per Game
 Kevin LISCH
  Wildcats
  (188-PG-86)
  Avg: 21
 1. Lisch, Wildcats21.0 
 2. Mills, Tigers18.4 
 3. Wilkinson, Breakers17.9 
 4. Redhage, Wildcats17.8 
 5. Warren, 36ers17.6 
 6. Khazzouh, Kings17.5 
 7. Tragardh, Tigers17.1 
 8. Gill, Crocodiles16.8 
 9. Bruce, Kings15.5 
 10. Worthington, Blaze15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Julian KHAZZOUH
  Kings
  (210-C-86)
  Avg: 11
 1. Khazzouh, Kings11.0 
 2. Holmes, Crocodiles10.8 
 3. Worthington, Blaze8.0 
 4. Grant, Kings7.8 
 5. Rychart, Taipans7.5 
 6. Bose, Kings7.3 
 7. Mims, Crocodiles7.2 
 8. Tragardh, Tigers6.7 
 9. Hill, Taipans6.6 
 10. Simpsons, 36ers6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Adam GIBSON
  Blaze
  (188-G-86)
  Avg: 6
 1. Gibson, Blaze6.0 
 2. Martin, Wildcats6.0 
 3. Jackson, Breakers5.1 
 4. Mills, Tigers5.1 
 5. Bruce, Kings4.7 
 6. Martin, Hawks4.5 
 7. Crosswell, 36ers4.3 
 8. Redhage, Wildcats4.2 
 9. Gill, Crocodiles3.8 
 10. Lisch, Wildcats3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Cedric JACKSON
  Breakers
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 3
 1. Jackson, Breakers3.0 
 2. Robbins, Wildcats2.6 
 3. Martin, Wildcats2.0 
 4. Gibson, Blaze2.0 
 5. Mims, Crocodiles1.6 
 6. Harvey, Blaze1.5 
 7. Lisch, Wildcats1.2 
 8. Dorsey, Tigers1.1 
 9. Vukona, Breakers1.1 
 10. Worthington, Blaze1.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Jerai GRANT
  Kings
  (203-F/C-89)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Grant, Kings1.8 
 2. Khazzouh, Kings1.5 
 3. Johnson, 36ers1.4 
 4. Nevill, Wildcats1.2 
 5. Ballinger, 36ers1.0 
 6. Simpsons, 36ers1.0 
 7. Martin, Wildcats1.0 
 8. Pledger, Breakers1.0 
 9. Forman, Hawks1.0 
 10. Petrie, Blaze1.0 


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


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  BALTIC LEAGUE   


Laurynas Mikalauskas returns to Naglis - by Eurobasket News
Naglis Palangos strengthened their roster. They landed Laurynas Mikalauskas (205-F-85, college: Virginia). The forward is not new to the team. He played for Naglis for several months last season. Laurynas Mikalauskas tallied 14.7 points, 6.7 rebounds and 1.0 assist per game in LKL. In Baltic League his stats read 12.7 points and 6.4 rebounds. Laurynas Mikalauskas started the previous season with Barons Riga. The forward produced 11.0 points and 5.3 rebounds per appearance in LBL. He finished the season with Nevezis Kedainiai. Laurynas Mikalauskas posted 7.5 points and 4.0 rebounds in LKL. In Baltic League he delivered 8.8 points, 4.8 rebounds. Eurobasket.com named Laurynas Mikalauskas All-Lithuanian LKL Newcomer of the Year.

Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Mindaugas REMINAS
  Naglis P.
  (190-G-86)
  Avg: 24
 1. Reminas, Naglis P.24.0 
 2. Jefferson, Triumph22.5 
 3. Bowles, Siauliai19.8 
 4. Kalve, Valmiera17.5 
 5. Butkevicius, Rudup.17.3 
 6. Matulionis, Techas.16.5 
 7. Urbonas, Juventus16.3 
 8. Amis, Tartu Ulikool16.3 
 9. Mediss, Turiba15.7 
 10. Pakamanis, Juven.15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dane JOHNSON
  Naglis P.
  (208-C-86)
  Avg: 10
 1. Johnson, Naglis P.10.0 
 2. Galdikas, Neptunas9.5 
 3. Mednis, Turiba8.5 
 4. McClure, Kedainiai8.2 
 5. Matulionis, Techas.8.0 
 6. Willard, Ventspils8.0 
 7. Amis, Tartu Ulikool7.7 
 8. Kalve, Valmiera7.3 
 9. Buterleviciu., Rud.7.2 
 10. Bowles, Siauliai7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Gediminas MACEINA
  Juventus
  (188-PG-84)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Maceina, Juventus7.6 
 2. Benn, Naglis Palan.7.0 
 3. Broadus, Siauliai6.8 
 4. Dainys, Neptunas5.8 
 5. Stasys, Neptunas5.5 
 6. Kriisa, Tarvas5.5 
 7. Dorbek, Tarvas4.5 
 8. Lucas, Valmiera4.5 
 9. Ezerskis, Techasas4.5 
 10. Viskontas, Rudup.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Edgars KRUMINS
  Jelgava
  (194-G/F-86)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Krumins, Jelgava3.5 
 2. Elksnis, Valmiera2.5 
 3. Benn, Naglis Palan.2.5 
 4. Kulevicius, Techas.2.3 
 5. Peciukas, Kedainiai2.3 
 6. Peciukeviciu., Sak.2.0 
 7. Dyatlovsky, Barsy2.0 
 8. Salenga, Rudupis2.0 
 9. Virsis, Valmiera2.0 
 10. Dorbek, Kalev/Cr.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Jekabs ROZITIS
  Valmiera
  (206-F/C-86)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Rozitis, Valmiera2.3 
 2. Gumeniuk, Juventus1.7 
 3. Staniulis, Techasas1.5 
 4. Johnson, Naglis P.1.5 
 5. Kalvelis, Techasas1.3 
 6. Butkevicius, Sakal.1.0 
 7. Mednis, Turiba1.0 
 8. Arnold, TT.1.0 
 9. Jefferson, Triumph1.0 
 10. Petrukonis, Juven.1.0 


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


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  BELGIUM   


Real thriller at the Spiroudome: Spirou vs. Armani 76-81 - by Bert Larsimont

It was almost a full house attending the much awaited Euroleague's Group C game Belgacom Spirou Charleroi vs. EA7 Emporio Armani Milano at the Spiroudome in Charleroi, Belgium. After fans had savoured an excellent Belgian waffle in the main hall of the Spiroudome, they could enjoy a very exciting high-quality basketball game.

Both teams played a strong defense in the first quarter. EA7 Emporio Armani Milano's Coach Sergio Scariolo, also Coach of Spain's national team which won the 2011 FIBA European Championship held in Lithuania last summer, decided to keep his stars Danilo Gallinari (205-G/F-88) and Malik Hairston (198-G-87, college: Oregon) on the bench. Despite a beautiful alley-oop finished by Armani's Greek international player Antonis Fotsis (210-F-81), this game started with low scoring: 11-14 for the visitors after the first 10 minutes. Spirou players Jiri Welsch (201-F-80) and Tornike Shengelia (207-F-91) had applied themselves well to help their team to stay in the race.

Spirou of Coach Giovanni Bozzi did even better afterwards: they took the lead and played impressively from time to time. If the home team had not missed so many free throws in the first twenty minutes of this neck-to-neck battle, the gap could have been even larger at the break. Score evolution in the second quarter: 29-25, 29-30 and 34-30 at the half. Spirou player Caleb Green (203-F-85, college: ORU) had led his team in scoring in the first half with 10 points while NBA star Danilo Gallinari with 9 points very efficiently helped his team to stay close.

The Italian team with much inspired Greek duo Antonis Fotsis and Ioannis Bourousis (212-C-83) began in a stronger way in the third quarter. EA7 Emporio Armani Milano was given the lead on a nice jumper by Antonis Fotsis: 36-37! After some very capricous judgment of referees, Spirou Charleroi reacted well and re-took the lead at the end of this ongoing seesaw battle: 58-53.


The final ten minutes looked like a real Hitchkock thriller with fantastic actors like Danilo Gallinari, Antonis Fotsis, Jacopo Giachetti (191-PG-83), Drew Nicholas (191-G-81, college: Maryland) and Omar-Sharif Cook (186-PG-82, college: St.John's) on the visitors' side and Demond Mallet (185-G-78, college: McNeese St., 21 points and best scorer in this game), Andre Riddick (205-C-73, college: Kentucky), Justin Hamilton (191-G-80, college: Florida) and Christophe Beghin (207-F-80) on the Spirou side. The largest lead for Spirou (+8 at 61-53) was recorded early in the fourth quarter.

After 61-61 and 68-68 on the scoreboard, things got unexpected. Refereeing remained capricious (for both sides). The home team was nevertheless still ahead with just 94 seconds remaining in this game: 74-71 on a basket by Andre Riddick. Especially efficient from long range and from the line, Armani Milano finished strongly: 74-74 and finally won 76-81. The huge crowd had attended a great game of basketball. Local players and fans can regret that Spirou had missed so many free throws in the first and second quarters.

To be noted: the very satisfying performance of Belgian Division II player Randy Oveneke (201-F-86) who finished this game with excellent stats of 8 pts (2/3 from 2 pt range, 1/1 from 3 pt range and 1/2 from the free-throw line) and 1 reb. for Spirou Charleroi.

Best scorers:

Spirou Charleroi: Demond Mallet 21, Caleb Green 12, Christophe Beghin 11.
EA7 Emporio Armani Milano: Antonis Fotsis 19, Danilo Gallinari 17, Ioannis Bourousis 11, Drew Nicholas 10.




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  BRAZIL   


Joinville agreed with PG Kojo Mensah - by Paulo Freire
The CISER/Araldite/Univille Joinville basketball team has agreed with PG Kojo Mensah (185-PG-85, agency: Interperformances, college: Duquesne)
The player was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1985. He is 1.85 m tall and played for the University of Siena, in Colonie, New York. In the 2005-2006 season, his second year at university, he averaged 16.6 points, 6.2 rebounds, four assists and 2.5 steals per game.
Then the following season he got transfer to Duquesne University, in Pennsylvania, playing in one of the major divisions of the NCAA.

Mensah last club was the Panteras de Miranda, of Venezuela. In 34 games on the local league, he averaged 18 points per game and was the fourth top scorer.


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  BULGARIA   


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Martin DURCHEV
  Tundja Y.
  (200-G-87)
  Avg: 22.8
 1. Durchev, Tundja Y.22.8 
 2. Harper, Levski S.22.3 
 3. Stankov, Spartak21.3 
 4. Heath, Lukoil A.19.6 
 5. Yanev, Cherno More19.0 
 6. Vukosavljevi., Ril.17.3 
 7. Dunovic, Chernomo.16.3 
 8. Koev, Chernomorets15.8 
 9. Ofoegbu, Tundja Y.15.8 
 10. Hall, Levski Sofia14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aleksandr YANEV
  Cherno More
  (203-F/C-90)
  Avg: 11.8
 1. Yanev, Cherno More11.8 
 2. Evtimov, Levski So.10.3 
 3. Ofoegbu, Tundja Y.8.8 
 4. Slaveykov, Sparta.8.5 
 5. Todorov, Spartak8.5 
 6. Pavlovski, Chernom.7.3 
 7. Martin, Balkan7.0 
 8. Crawford, Balkan6.5 
 9. Petkov, Tundja Y.6.4 
 10. Vukosavljevi., Ri.6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Julian RADIONOV
  Tundja Y.
  (188-G-79)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Radionov, Tundja Y.6.2 
 2. Mirkovic, Rilski S.5.3 
 3. Heath, Lukoil A.5.2 
 4. Dyakovski, Sparta.5.0 
 5. Filipov, Balkan4.0 
 6. Dunovic, Chernomo.4.0 
 7. Aleksiev, Cherno M.4.0 
 8. Todorov, Spartak3.8 
 9. Roshmanov, Cherno.3.5 
 10. Koev, Chernomore.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Lubomir KIROV
  Rilski S.
  (195-G-89)
  Avg: 3
 1. Kirov, Rilski S.3.0 
 2. Radionov, Tundja Y.3.0 
 3. Mirkovic, Rilski S.2.7 
 4. Heath, Lukoil A.2.6 
 5. Durchev, Tundja Y.2.6 
 6. Velikov, Rilski S.2.5 
 7. Roshmanov, Cherno.2.0 
 8. Dunovic, Chernomo.2.0 
 9. Hall, Levski Sofia1.8 
 10. Marinov, Balkan1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Josh CRAWFORD
  Balkan
  (211-C-88)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Crawford, Balkan1.8 
 2. Pavlovski, Chernom.1.3 
 3. Martin, Balkan1.3 
 4. Banev, Lukoil A.1.2 
 5. Gocevski, Tundja Y.1.0 
 6. Ofoegbu, Tundja Y.0.8 
 7. Petkov, Tundja Y.0.8 
 8. Iliev, Cherno More0.8 
 9. Davidov, Cherno M.0.7 
 10. Marinov, Rilski S.0.5 


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


Ivan Lilov to play for Feni - by Christomir Rackov
Ivan Lilov (196-F/G-88) will continue his career in Macedonia. The Bulgarian international reached an agreement with Macedonian champion Feni Industries and will join the team.

This summer Lilov signed for Olin Edirne but left after he played just one game in the Turkish championship and 3 in the Cup of Turkey. He will travel for Macedonia on Saturday and most probably his first game will be against KK Torus in the middle of next week.


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  CANADA   


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Ryan MACKINNON
  Victoria
  (193-G-89)
  Avg: 28
 1. Mackinnon, Victoria28.0 
 2. King, TRU26.0 
 3. Baker, Alberta25.5 
 4. Scott, Acadia23.0 
 5. Dorsey, Cape Bret.22.0 
 6. Dunn, St.Francis X.22.0 
 7. Ravier, Brandon21.5 
 8. Desmarais, Conco.21.0 
 9. Shepherd, Memorial20.5 
 10. Freeman, UFV20.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jordan BAKER
  Alberta
  (192-G-91)
  Avg: 16.5
 1. Baker, Alberta16.5 
 2. King, TRU13.0 
 3. Dunn, St.Francis X.11.0 
 4. Grewal, UFV10.0 
 5. Speer, Manitoba10.0 
 6. Waldner, Lethb.10.0 
 7. Ashe, Acadia9.0 
 8. Helsby, Memorial9.0 
 9. Coupland, St.Franc.9.0 
 10. Fidler, Calgary9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Brian ROUSE
  St.Mary''s
  (--)
  Avg: 8
 1. Rouse, St.Mary''s8.0 
 2. Barrett, Saskatch.8.0 
 3. Shepherd, Memorial7.5 
 4. Smith, St.Mary''s6.5 
 5. Kanza Mata, Dalho.6.0 
 6. Helsby, Memorial6.0 
 7. Dorsey, Cape Bret.5.0 
 8. Filgiano, Acadia5.0 
 9. Pribilsky, TRU5.0 
 10. Vernon, St.Franc.5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Terry THOMAS
  St.Franc.
  (193-G-)
  Avg: 4
 1. Thomas, St.Franc.4.0 
 2. Sansregret, Manit.3.5 
 3. Baker, Alberta3.5 
 4. Dorsey, Cape Bret.3.0 
 5. Speer, Manitoba3.0 
 6. Foth, Saskatchewan3.0 
 7. Desmarais, Conco.3.0 
 8. Ostertag, Saskatc.3.0 
 9. Westbrook, TWU3.0 
 10. York, UFV3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Terry THOMAS
  St.Franc.
  (193-G-)
  Avg: 4
 1. Thomas, St.Franc.4.0 
 2. Macquarrie, Cape B.2.0 
 3. Gareau, Regina2.0 
 4. Coward, Lethbridge2.0 
 5. Forbes, Saskatch.2.0 
 6. Waldner, Lethb.1.5 
 7. Ashe, Acadia1.0 
 8. Coston, TWU1.0 
 9. Donkoh, St.Franc.1.0 
 10. Iko, Winnipeg1.0 


CIS Standings
CIS Standings
Atlantic
 1. Acadia 1-0 
 2. St.Francis X. 1-0 
 3. Memorial 1-1 
 4. St.Mary's 1-1 
 5. New Brunsw. 0-0 
 6. UPEI 0-0 
 7. Cape Breton 0-1 
 8. Dalhousie 0-1 
CanWest
 1. Victoria 2-0 
 2. Saskatchewan 1-0 
 3. Calgary 1-1 
 4. Alberta 1-1 
 5. Winnipeg 1-1 
 6. TRU 1-1 
 7. UFV 1-1 
 8. Lethbridge 1-1 
 9. Manitoba 1-1 
 10. Brandon 1-1 
 11. UBC 0-0 
 12. UBC Okanagan 0-0 
 13. Regina 0-1 
 14. TWU 0-2 
OUA East
 1. Carleton 0-0 
 2. Laurentian 0-0 
 3. Ottawa 0-0 
 4. Queen's 0-0 
 5. RMC 0-0 
 6. Ryerson 0-0 
 7. Toronto Univ. 0-0 
 8. York 0-0 
OUA West
 1. Brock 0-0 
 2. Guelph 0-0 
 3. Lakehead 0-0 
 4. Laurier 0-0 
 5. McMaster 0-0 
 6. Waterloo 0-0 
 7. Western 0-0 
 8. Windsor 0-0 
Quebec League
 1. Concordia 1-0 
 2. Bishop's 0-0 
 3. Laval 0-0 
 4. UQAM 0-0 
 5. McGill 0-1 


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Standings - LIBSUR
DIMAYOR Standings
 1. Liceo Mixto 2-0 
 2. U.Catolica 2-0 
 3. U.Concepcion 2-0 
 4. U.Espanola 2-0 
 5. Dep.Espanol 0-2 
 6. Munic.Curacavi 0-2 
 7. San Luis 0-2 
 8. Sokol de Antof. 0-2 


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OGULLO PAISA LOST FLORES, BRINGS HERNAN SALCEDO AND ENIELSEN GUEVARA - by Victor Garcia
Orgullo Paisa's star power forward Alejandro Flores had an injury on his ankle and be forced to leave the team just one day before the first game of the 2011 semifinal playoff against the Guerreros de Bogot.
Flores has been foundamental in the succes of the Orgullo Paisa , the team will replace him with Venezuelan forward scorer Hernan Salcedo recently traded to the Guaiqueries in Venezuela, Salcedo 6'6' tall will fill the power forward spot, the also added Colombian National Team member Enielsen Guevara to strenght its rotation in the low post.
The first game of the series will be tonight at 8PM, and will be broadcasted by Canal Capital, www.canalcapital.gov.co



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


CEZ Nymburk Earn First Victory in VTB United League with 69-66 Road Win at Enisey - by Surujh Roopnarine
In a battle of two teams near the bottom of Group B, CEZ Nymburk escaped with a come-from-behind victory over hosts Enisey, this afternoon in Krasnoyarsk, Russia. In front of 2,300 fans Nymburk (1-5) overcame a nine-point deficit entering the fourth quarter, as they outscored the Enisey (1-4) 24-12 to earn the victory. Eugene Lawrence (184-G-86, college: St.John's) had his highest scoring game of the season, registering 16 points to lead Nymburk. Former NBA center Lonny Baxter (204-C-79, college: Maryland) paced Enisey with 16 points and a team-high nine rebounds, while Andrei Komarovskiy (196-G-85) led all scorers with 17 points in defeat. Statistically, the two sides were even for the game, shooting on par at on field goals, but with Enisey being more efficient at the free-throw line, connecting on 10-12 attempts, where the visitors made 14 of their 25 on the afternoon.
The only other Nymburk player to reach double figures in scoring was forward Lamayne Wilson (204-F-80, college: Troy) who scored 10 points in 36 minutes. Recently added A.J. Abrams (180-G-86, college: Texas), in his second VTB United League contest continued to struggle for Nymburk, scoring just two points on 1-8 shooting in 11minutes off the bench. On the other-hand, Nymburk welcomed Drew Andrew Naymick (211-C-85) to the competition after missing the last month with injury. The former Michigan State center came off the bench to post an efficient six points, five rebounds, three steals and two blocks. Nymburk was also able to spoil the day for former guard Afik Nissim who now plays for Enisey. The Israeli National Team member had an off day, going 0-3 from the field and committing five turnovers off the bench.
ENISEY: Lonny Baxter (16pts+9reb), Andrei Komarovskiy (17pts), Sergey Toporov (197-F-81) (10pts), Marko Marinovic (183-PG-83) (7pts+6ast)
NYMBURK: Eugene Lawrence (16pts), Lamayne Wilson (10pts), Ladislav Sokolovsky (200-F-77) (6pts+6reb), Andrew Naymick (6pts+5reb)


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


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Gordy Bryan Returns to Harrisburg Horizon for Second Coaching Stint - by EBA Media
The Harrisburg Horizon are bringing back a familiar face to the coaching box for the 2012 season. Gordy Bryan, who directed the team to two EBA Championships in 2006 and 2007, was announced today (November 11, 2011) as the Horizon Head Coach. Bryan compiled an impressive 18-1 record during his previous years with the team and was named EBA Coach of the Year in 2006.

A four-time All Metro Conference selection for Virginia Tech, Bryan lead the Hokies to two NCAA Tournament appearances and one NIT Tournament appearance. His playing experience has taken him to the NBA with the Cleveland Cavaliers as well as internationally in the pro league in the Philippines and Argentina.

Coach Bryan has a long history with the EBA serving as Head Coach for the York City Cyclones and the Philadelphia Power.

Coach Bryan is a native Philadelphian, spending most of his life living in Delaware County. He is a High School counselor and offers private basketball instruction in his free time.



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KML Round 6 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News
Rapla (2-3) survived in overtime against TTU/Kalev (2-4) by eight points 106-98 on Saturday night. The best player for the winners was Rait-Riivo Laane (180-PG-93) who scored 26 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals. Rapla's coach Indrek Ruut used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. Rapla moved-up to fifth place. TTU/Kalev at the other side dropped to the sixth position with four games lost. Rapla will face KK Parnu (#7) on the road in the next round. TTU/Kalev will play against Valga/CKE and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

The best stats of 6th round was 30 points and 6 assists by Janar Soo of Rapla.


Tarvas - Valga/CKE 100-64

There was no surprise when 8th ranked Valga/CKE (1-7) was crushed on the road by second ranked BC Rakvere (5-2) 100-64 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by BC Rakvere. Valga/CKE was better in third quarter 21-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. BC Rakvere forced 19 Valga/CKE turnovers. The best player for the winners was the former international guard Valmo Kriisa (190-74) who scored 13 points and 7 assists. The former international center Viljar Veski (215-86) chipped in 13 points and 6 rebounds. BC Rakvere's coach Andreas Sober felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was Latvian guard Edgars Cunda (196-84, agency: Court Side) who recorded 13 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists and the former international swingman Veljo Vares (200-81) added 15 points respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. BC Rakvere have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 5-2 record having just -2 point less than leader Tartu Ulikool. Valga/CKE lost fourth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom place with seven games lost. BC Rakvere will have a break next round. Valga/CKE will play at home against TTU/Kalev (#6) in Tallinn and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Valga/CKE: V.Vares 15+3reb, E.Cunda 13+5reb+7ast, R.Petersonig 11+2reb+3ast, S.Cricelli 10+7reb, K.Koolman 6+3reb, A.Vasar 5+3reb
Tarvas: T.Oja 14, V.Veski 13+6reb+1ast, V.Kriisa 13+1reb+7ast, K.Cipruss 11+7reb+1ast, R.Hallik 10+3reb, J.Umbrasko 9+5reb+5ast
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Rapla - TTU/Kalev 106-98 OT

Rapla (2-3) survived in overtime against TTU/Kalev (2-4) by eight points 106-98 on Saturday night. The hosts trailed by 12 points after three quarters before their 26-14 charge, which allowed them to tie the game at the end of regular time and get a 8-point victory in overtime. Rapla forced 32 TTU/Kalev turnovers. TTU/Kalev was plagued by 31 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was point guard Rait-Riivo Laane (180-93) who scored 26 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals. Swingman Janar Soo (199-91) chipped in 30 points and 6 assists. Rapla's coach Indrek Ruut used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. At the other side the best for losing team was American center Andrew Arnold (208-86, college: Lewis-Clark) who recorded a double-double by scoring 16 points, 15 rebounds and 4 assists and forward Illimar Pilk (195-88) added 23 points and 6 rebounds respectively. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Rapla moved-up to fifth place. TTU/Kalev at the other side dropped to the sixth position with four games lost. Rapla will face KK Parnu (#7) on the road in the next round. TTU/Kalev will play against Valga/CKE and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
TTU/Kalev: K.Makke 24+6reb, I.Pilk 23+6reb+3ast, K.Akenparg 18+6reb+5ast, A.Arnold 16+15reb+4ast, E.Keedus 14+11reb+4ast, S.Raudla 2
Rapla: J.Soo 30+2reb+6ast, R.Laane 26+9reb+5ast, I.Kajupank 16+7reb+2ast, S.Kaldre 13+4reb+2ast, M.Limberg 11+3reb, A.Parn 6+4reb+1ast
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Tln Kalev - Valga/CKE 88-62

No shocking result in a game in Tallinn where fifth ranked Tln Kalev (3-3) smashed bottom-ranked Valga/CKE (1-7) 88-62 on Wednesday. The hosts trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 7-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 88-62. Tln Kalev made 29-of-37 free shots (78.4 percent) during the game, while Valga/CKE only scored eleven points from the stripe. Tln Kalev forced 25 Valga/CKE turnovers. Valga/CKE was plagued by 29 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American guard Brandis Raley-Ross (188-87, college: S.Carolina) who had a double-double by scoring 25 points and 10 rebounds. Russian center Aleksei Fedortchuk (210-86, agency: RIZO) chipped in 15 points and 5 rebounds. Four Tln Kalev players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was Latvian guard Edgars Cunda (196-84, agency: Court Side) who recorded 16 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists and British forward Samuel Cricelli (200-85, college: Caldwell) added 8 points and 5 rebounds respectively. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Tln Kalev moved-up to fourth place. Valga/CKE lost fourth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with seven games lost. Tln Kalev's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tallinn to the arena Kalev/Cramo.
Top scorers:
Valga/CKE: E.Cunda 16+9reb+5ast, K.Koolman 11, V.Vares 9+3reb, S.Cricelli 8+5reb+3ast, A.Tagamets 6+2reb, K.Pullisaar 4+2reb+1ast
Tln Kalev: B.Raley-Ross 25+10reb+1ast, D.Nazarovas 16+3reb+1ast, A.Fedortchuk 15+5reb+3ast, M.Paiste 10+3reb+1ast, M.Shaw 9+8reb, R.Prii 5
gschID: 150104


Valga/CKE - Tartu Ulikool 61-78

Very expected game when 8th ranked Valga/CKE (1-7) was defeated at home by top-ranked Tartu Ulikool (5-0) 78-61 on Friday. The game without a history. Tartu Ulikool led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Tartu Ulikool forced 22 Valga/CKE turnovers. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Tartu Ulikool made 7 blocks. Valga/CKE was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was international guard Rain Veideman (192-91) who scored 20 points and 5 rebounds. American forward Bill Amis (205-87, college: Hawaii) chipped in a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was the former international forward Ando Tagamets (200-79) who recorded 15 points and 8 rebounds and British forward Samuel Cricelli (200-85, college: Caldwell) added 13 points and 10 rebounds respectively. Tartu Ulikool have an impressive five-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader. Valga/CKE lost fourth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom place with seven games lost. Tartu Ulikool will have a break next round. Valga/CKE will play at home against TTU/Kalev (#6) in Tallinn and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Valga/CKE: A.Tagamets 15+8reb+1ast, S.Cricelli 13+10reb+1ast, E.Cunda 10+6reb+4ast, V.Vares 8+5reb, R.Petersonig 6+3reb, K.Koolman 4+8reb
Tartu Ulikool: R.Veideman 20+5reb+3ast, B.Amis 17+11reb, T.Kurbas 10+3reb+2ast, V.Allingu 9+8reb+1ast, K.Saage 8+4reb+3ast, S.Leppik 7+2reb+1ast
gschID: 150105




BBL Challenge: Estonia-Lithuania 0:3 - by Janar
Estonian teams had an awful evening in BBL Challenge Cup - all three teams lost to Lithuanian opponents.
Rapla Basketball School lost 49:78 at home to Sakalai. Edvinas Jezukevicius scored 11 for the winners, Janar Soo (199-G/F-91) led home team with 19 points, 17 of them in first half.
BC Rakvere Tarvas was beaten 70:103 at Klaipeda by local Neptunas. Martynas Mazeika led the winners with 22 points, Mantas Ruikis added 20 points - both made their season-best performances. Reinar Hallik (208-C-84) led Tarvas with 17 points, Viljar Veski added 15. Tarvas had to play without their best player, Kaspars Cipruss.
TTU lost to Techasas at home 72:80. The guests decided the game with a 7:0 run, which started with 2 minutes left to play. Giedrius Staniulis and Karolis Babrauskas scored 16 points for the winners. Kiur Akenparg (190-F-88) led TTU with 20 points.


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


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Brandis RALEY-ROSS
  Tln K.
  (188-G-87)
  Avg: 17.5
 1. Raley-Ross, Tln K.17.5 
 2. Pilk, TT.17.3 
 3. Raap, Parnu16.5 
 4. Soo, Rapla16.2 
 5. Sokk, Tartu Ulikool16.0 
 6. Cipruss, Tarvas14.3 
 7. Veideman, Tartu U.14.3 
 8. Fedortchuk, Tln K.14.3 
 9. Kurg, Tln Kalev14.2 
 10. Hallik, Tarvas14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kaspars CIPRUSS
  Tarvas
  (210-C-82)
  Avg: 10.9
 1. Cipruss, Tarvas10.9 
 2. Ringmets, Rapla10.2 
 3. Arnold, TT.9.2 
 4. Adedeji, Va.8.8 
 5. Fedortchuk, Tln K.8.8 
 6. Keedus, TT.7.2 
 7. Amis, Tartu Ulikool7.2 
 8. Varbanov, Kalev/Cr.7.0 
 9. Raadik, Tartu Ulik.7.0 
 10. Hamarsalu, Parnu6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Edgars CUNDA
  Va.
  (196-G-84)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Cunda, Va.4.3 
 2. Kriisa, Tarvas4.3 
 3. Dorbek, Tarvas4.0 
 4. Raap, Parnu3.8 
 5. Laane, Rapla3.6 
 6. Karner, Parnu3.5 
 7. Skele, Kalev/Cramo3.5 
 8. Veideman, Tartu U.3.3 
 9. Pilk, TT.3.2 
 10. Sokk, Tartu Uliko.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Rait-Riivo LAANE
  Rapla
  (180-PG-93)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Laane, Rapla2.6 
 2. Cunda, Va.2.6 
 3. Karner, Parnu2.5 
 4. Saage, Tartu Uliko.2.2 
 5. Leppik, Tartu Ulik.2.0 
 6. Saks, Kalev/Cramo2.0 
 7. Umbrasko, Tarvas2.0 
 8. Kaldre, Rapla2.0 
 9. Kurbas, Tartu Ulik.2.0 
 10. Raley-Ross, Tln K.2.0 
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. Varbanov, Kalev/Cr.1.0 
 6. Voolaid, Parnu1.0 
 7. Adedeji, Va.1.0 
 8. Kurbas, Tartu Ulik.0.8 
 9. Raley-Ross, Tln K.0.8 
 10. Raadik, Tartu Uli.0.8 


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Stanojevic's double-double lands him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News
34-year old center Jovo Stanojevic (208-C-77, agency: Beo Basket) put on an amazing game in the last round for league's best team Karsiyaka and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 1.
He had a double-double of 25 points and 12 rebounds, while his team beat Turk Telekom (#3, 0-1), the league's bottom-ranked team 82-74. It allowed Karsiyaka to take over top position in the group G. But it's just the very beginning of the season and Karsiyaka won just one (their first) game. It's too early to say anything as the standings can be changed completely after next round. It's Stanojevic's second year at Karsiyaka and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Stanojevic has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (5th best: 25.0ppg), rebounds (8th best: 12.0rpg) and averages solid 100.0% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Malcolm Delaney (191-G-89) of top-ranked Chalon. He is American guard in his first season at Chalon. In the last game Delaney recorded impressive 33 points and 4 assists. It was enough for Chalon to edge U.Mobitel.CN (0-1) by 4 points 85-81. His team has extremely good start of the season. They won their first game. However the season is at the beginning, so everything can happen. They still may lose their high position in the standings. Delaney is a newcomer at Chalon and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 33.0ppg (#1). He also recorded 4.0 assists per game.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Anthony King (206-F/C-85, agency: Interperformances) of league's second-best Art.Dragons. King scored 21 points and grabbed twelve rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Art.Dragons, leading his team to a 93-81 win against #4 ranked Keravnos in a game of the week. Art.Dragons has a very good start of the season. But there was just one game played, so it's too early to judge them at this stage. King also has a very good start of the season with very strong stats. The season just started for King as he played only first game. But it already looks like he can be team's leader.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Bertengeh Gadri-Nicholson (208-C-83) of BK Prostejov - 12 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Denis Clemente (185-PG-86) of Nitra - 29 points and 6 rebounds
6. Mouhamed Sene (213-C-86) of Fuenlabrada - 13 points and 12 rebounds
7. Ersin Dagli (204-F/C-81) of Besiktas - 18 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Maurice Hampton (188-G-84) of BK Pardubice - 25 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Reyshawn Terry (203-F-84) of Khimik - 18 points and 11 rebounds
10. Ali Karadeniz (203-F-80) of Turk Telekom - 17 points and 9 rebounds

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


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Unicaja locks Augusto Cesar Lima until 2014 - by Eurobasket News
Unicaja extended the contract of Augusto Cesar Lima (206-C-91). The new deal is meant through 2013/2014 season. The centre started his career in Unicaja. Last season he tallied 2.9 points and 3.1 boards per Euroleague game. In ACB his stats read 1.7 points per appearance. Augusto Cesar Lima also played for CB Ricon in LEB Gold. His stats read 13.0 points, 7.5 boards and 1.2 steals per game there. In January the centre moved to CB Granada on loan. Augusto Cesar Lima notched 7.9 points and 5.5 boards for the team. The centre is the member of Brazilian National Team. He participated at Fiba Americas Championship this year. The centre posted 2.6 points and 2.1 rebounds per game in Mar del Plata.

Round 4 best performance: Nicolas Batum - by Eurobasket News
Forward Nicolas Batum (201-F-88) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Nancy, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 4.
The 23-year old player was the main contributor (21 points, nine rebounds and four assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Caja Laboral (3-1) 90-85. Nancy improved to 2-2 record in Group A. Nicolas Batum has great league stats. He is in league's top in points (2nd best: 20.5ppg), rebounds (8th best: 7.3rpg) and assists (2nd best: 6.5apg).

The second best player in last round's games was 31-year old American swingman Chuck Eidson (202-F/G-80, agency: Court Side) of FCB Regal. Eidson had a very good evening with 22 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Of course he lead FCB Regal to another comfortable win 92-75 over Montepaschi (3-1) being unquestionably team leader. FCB Regal has perfect 4-0 record in Group D. Eidson is a newcomer at FCB Regal and he is one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was another Nancy's star - Nigerian forward Akinlolu Akingbala (208-F-83). Akingbala scored 26 points and grabbed seven rebounds. He was another key player of Nancy, helping his team with a 90-85 win against ranked Caja Laboral. Akingbala has a great season in Euroleague. After only 3 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 20.0ppg (4th best) and rebounds with 7.7rpg (5th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Furkan Aldemir (207-F-91) of Galatasaray - 18 points and 11 rebounds
5. Mirza Teletovic (206-F-85) of Caja Laboral - 24 points, 13 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Jordan Farmar (188-PG-86) of Maccabi T-A - 18 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists
7. Stanko Barac (217-C-86) of Anadolu Efes - 17 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Mario Kasun (213-C-80) of KK Zagreb CO - 23 points and 7 rebounds
9. Milan Macvan (206-C-89) of Partizan - 16 points and 12 rebounds
10. Jaycee Carroll (188-PG-83) of Real Madrid - 21 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists

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


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Mirza TELETOVIC
  Caja L.
  (206-F-85)
  Avg: 22.3
 1. Teletovic, Caja L.22.3 
 2. Batum, Nancy20.5 
 3. Weems, Zalgiris20.0 
 4. Akingbala, Nancy20.0 
 5. Domercant, Unics19.3 
 6. Carroll, Real Madr.18.5 
 7. Banic, Bizkaia Bil.18.5 
 8. Spanoulis, Olympia.18.3 
 9. Pekovic, Partizan18.3 
 10. McCalebb, Montep.18.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Andrei KIRILENKO
  CSKA
  (205-F-81)
  Avg: 9
 1. Kirilenko, CSKA9.0 
 2. Loncar, Khimky8.5 
 3. Necas, CEZ Nymburk8.0 
 4. Macvan, Partizan7.8 
 5. Akingbala, Nancy7.7 
 6. Freeland, Unicaja7.3 
 7. Moerman, Nancy7.3 
 8. Batum, Nancy7.3 
 9. May, KK.7.0 
 10. Kasun, KK.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Marcelinho HUERTAS
  FCB Regal
  (191-PG-83)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Huertas, FCB Regal7.5 
 2. Batum, Nancy6.5 
 3. Linehan, Nancy6.3 
 4. Preldzic, Fener.Ul.5.8 
 5. Diamantidis, Panat.5.5 
 6. Rice, Lietuvos.5.3 
 7. Prigioni, Caja L.5.0 
 8. Teodosic, CSKA5.0 
 9. Law, Partizan4.8 
 10. Farmar, Maccabi4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Pablo PRIGIONI
  Caja L.
  (191-G-77)
  Avg: 3
 1. Prigioni, Caja L.3.0 
 2. Kinsey, Anadolu2.7 
 3. Thompson, AS.2.5 
 4. Quinn, Khimky2.5 
 5. Diamantidis, Panat.2.5 
 6. Kelati, Khimky2.5 
 7. Broyles, Charleroi2.0 
 8. Fridzon, Khimky2.0 
 9. Pumprla, CEZ N.2.0 
 10. Ilyasova, Anadolu2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrei KIRILENKO
  CSKA
  (205-F-81)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Kirilenko, CSKA3.3 
 2. Perovic, FCB Regal2.0 
 3. Riddick, Charleroi2.0 
 4. Kasun, KK.1.8 
 5. Fischer, Bizkaia1.8 
 6. Marconato, Bennet1.7 
 7. Fofana, AS.1.5 
 8. Begic, Real Madrid1.5 
 9. Hines, Olympiakos1.5 
 10. Zoric, Unicaja1.5 


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  FINLAND   


Korisliiga Round 12 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News
Higher ranked Tampereen Pyrinto (6-3) fell to eighth ranked UU-Korihait (5-6) in overtime by four points 86-90 on Friday night. It was a good game for Cory Johnson who led his team to a victory with 29 points. Tampereen Pyrinto's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. UU-Korihait moved-up to seventh place. Defending champion Tampereen Pyrinto dropped to the fifth position with three games lost. UU-Korihait will face higher ranked Kauhajoen Karhu (#4) in Kauhajoki in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Tampereen Pyrinto will play at home against KTP-Basket in Kotka.

In the last two games of round 12 ToPo smashed KTP on the road 105-77. Korihait was destroyed by ToPo on its own court 77-97. Salon Vilpas managed to outperform Namika Lahti in a road game 82-78. LrNMKY was rolled over Kataja at home 50-77. Bottom-ranked Namika Lahti was defeated by Kouvot on the opponent's court 86-79. Salon Vilpas was beaten by Kauhajoki in a home game 84-93.
The most impressive performance of 12th round was 24 points, 19 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 blocks by Kelly Beidler of Kauhajoki.



Korihait - Pyrinto 90-86 OT

Higher ranked Tampereen Pyrinto (6-3) fell to eighth ranked UU-Korihait (5-6) in overtime by four points 86-90 on Friday night. The hosts trailed by 9 points after three quarters before their 20-11 charge, which allowed them to tie the game at the end of regular time and get a 4-point victory in overtime. UU-Korihait forced 21 Tampereen Pyrinto turnovers. Strangely Tampereen Pyrinto outrebounded UU-Korihait 52-29 including a 36-23 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a good game for American forward Cory Johnson (200-88, college: Valparaiso, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement) who led his team to a victory with 29 points. Forward Cedric Latimer (198-87, college: St.Francis, PA) contributed with 19 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. American forward Damon Williams (201-73, college: Colorado St.-Pueblo) replied with a double-double by scoring 39 points (!!!), 13 rebounds and 4 assists (went 10 for 10 at the free throw line !!!) and guard Antero Lehto (184-84) added 17 points in the effort for Tampereen Pyrinto. Tampereen Pyrinto's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. UU-Korihait moved-up to seventh place. Defending champion Tampereen Pyrinto dropped to the fifth position with three games lost. UU-Korihait will face higher ranked Kauhajoen Karhu (#4) in Kauhajoki in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Tampereen Pyrinto will play at home against KTP-Basket in Kotka.
Top scorers:
Pyrinto: D.Williams 39+13reb+4ast, A.Lehto 17+4reb+1ast, K.Lowe 13+8reb, A.Nikkila 9+8reb, A.Williams 6+8reb+1ast, O.Ahvenniemi 2+5reb
Korihait: C.Johnson 29+4reb, C.Latimer 19+7reb+2ast, P.Heinonen 11+4reb, P.Rainamaa 11+4reb+3ast, N.Moore 9+5reb+2ast, S.Vanzant 6+5reb+7ast
gschID: 141680


KTP - ToPo 77-105

No shocking result in a game when fourth ranked Torpan Pojat (7-3) crushed 7th ranked KTP-Basket (4-6) in Kotka 105-77 on Wednesday. The guests trailed by 9 points after first quarter, but they stormed back and won the game by 28 points. Torpan Pojat dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to KTP-Basket's 40 and made 27-of-32 free shots (84.4 percent) during the game. Torpan Pojat forced 22 KTP-Basket turnovers. KTP-Basket was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for American swingman Jonathan Heard (198-86) who led his team to a victory with 20 points and 8 rebounds. The other American import guard Chase Griffin (188-83, college: Pepperdine) contributed with 17 points and 8 assists for the winners. Bahamas forward Bennet Davis (206-84, college: Northeastern, agency: KMG Sports Management) replied with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 12 rebounds and American forward Tim Blue (205-84, college: Middle Tenn.St.) added 16 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for KTP-Basket. Five Torpan Pojat and four KTP-Basket players scored in double figures. KTP-Basket's coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Torpan Pojat moved-up to second place, which they share with Kataja. KTP-Basket lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the ninth position with six games lost. Torpan Pojat will face league's leader Loimaan Korikonkarit at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. KTP-Basket will play against Tampereen Pyrinto (#5).
Top scorers:
KTP: T.Bell 16+5reb+2ast, T.Blue 16+8reb+1ast, B.Davis 15+12reb+2ast, J.Lehtoranta 10+1reb+2ast, B.Sarcevic 6+3reb+1ast, J.Matinen 6+5reb+1ast
ToPo: J.Heard 20+8reb+2ast, S.Niskanen 20+4reb+2ast, C.Griffin 17+2reb+8ast, T.Heinonen 14+3reb+4ast, K.Muurinen 12+3reb, C.Lindbom 7+5reb
gschID: 141681


Korihait - ToPo 77-97

Very expected game when 8th ranked UU-Korihait (5-6) was smashed by fourth ranked Torpan Pojat (7-3) in Uusikaupunki 97-77 on Monday. The guests trailed by 9 points at the halftime before their 62-33 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Torpan Pojat outrebounded UU-Korihait 40-29 including a 31-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a good game for forward Carl Lindbom (204-91) who led his team to a victory with 30 points. American swingman Jonathan Heard (198-86) contributed with 13 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Forward Cedric Latimer (198-87, college: St.Francis, PA) replied with 17 points and 7 rebounds and American point guard Shawn Vanzant (183-88, college: Butler) added 15 points and 5 assists in the effort for UU-Korihait. Five Torpan Pojat and four UU-Korihait players scored in double figures. Torpan Pojat moved-up to second place, which they share with Kataja. UU-Korihait at the other side dropped to the seventh position with six games lost. Torpan Pojat will face league's leader Loimaan Korikonkarit at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. UU-Korihait will play against Kauhajoen Karhu (#4) in Kauhajoki.
Top scorers:
Korihait: C.Latimer 17+7reb, P.Heinonen 15+3reb, S.Vanzant 15+3reb+5ast, N.Moore 11+9reb+1ast, M.Jalonen 9+2ast, N.Malinen 5+2reb+1ast
ToPo: C.Lindbom 30+3reb+2ast, T.Heinonen 16+6reb+1ast, C.Griffin 16+5reb+3ast, S.Niskanen 13+6reb+2ast, J.Heard 13+8reb+6ast, K.Muurinen 6+6reb+1ast
gschID: 156739


Namika Lahti - Salon Vilpas 78-82

Rather predictable result when seventh ranked Salon Vilpas (5-7) won against on the road bottom-ranked Namika Lahti (1-11) 82-78 on Tuesday. The guests trailed by 12 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 4 points. It was a good game for point guard Roope Ahonen (187-90, agency: FCM) who led his team to a victory with 21 points and 6 assists. American guard Emmanuel Holloway (188-86, college: Illinois St.) contributed with 22 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. The former international forward Ville Makalainen (194-85, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) replied with 20 points and 7 rebounds and American guard Ryan Brooks (193-81, college: Temple, agency: Pro One Sports) added 21 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Namika Lahti. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Salon Vilpas have a solid three-game winning streak. Despite that victory Salon Vilpas went down to eighth position due to points difference. Namika Lahti lost eleventh consecutive game. They stay at the bottom place with 11 games lost. Salon Vilpas will have a break next round. Namika Lahti will play again at home against Salon Vilpas (#8).
Top scorers:
Namika Lahti: R.Brooks 21+8reb+1ast, V.Makalainen 20+7reb+3ast, S.Pekkola 11+4reb+1ast, B.Bailey 10+2reb+1ast, A.Alanen 8+4reb, J.Vanttaja 8+6reb
Salon Vilpas: E.Holloway 22+5reb, R.Ahonen 21+3reb+6ast, J.Fields 13+13reb, M.Sandberg 12+11reb+2ast, K.Brace 6+2reb+1ast, J.Savolainen 4+1reb
gschID: 157614


LrNMKY - Kataja 50-77

Not a big story in a game when 10th ranked LrNMKY (3-8) was outscored by fourth ranked Joensuun Kataja (7-3) in Lappeenranta 77-50 on Thursday. The game without a history. Joensuun Kataja led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Joensuun Kataja dominated on the defensive end, holding LrNMKY to just 4 points in third quarter. Joensuun Kataja dominated down low during the game scoring 46 of its points in the paint compared to LrNMKY's 16. American players dominated the game. It was a good game for forward Jeremy Price (203-88, college: Georgia, agency: Strategic Sports) who led his team to a victory with 26 points, 8 rebounds and 4 blocks. Swingman Jared Newson (195-84, college: Tennessee-Martin, agency: Court Side) contributed with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. Forward Tyler Tiedeman (201-85, college: Boise St., agency: Interperformances) replied with 16 points and 6 rebounds and guard DeAndre Haynes (187-84, college: Kent St., agency: Court Side) added 10 points in the effort for LrNMKY. Joensuun Kataja have a solid three-game winning streak. Joensuun Kataja moved-up to second place, which they share with ToPo. LrNMKY at the other side keeps the tenth position with eight games lost. Joensuun Kataja will face Kouvot (#6) in Kouvola in the next round.
Top scorers:
LrNMKY: T.Tiedeman 16+6reb+1ast, D.Haynes 10+3reb+3ast, J.Jarvinen 9+5reb+2ast, H.Valimaa 5+1reb, A.Tapio 3+3reb+1ast, A.Kankaanpaa 3+4reb+1ast
Kataja: J.Price 26+8reb, B.Walker 13+4reb+2ast, J.Newson 12+13reb+2ast, J.Sten 9+3reb+5ast, I.Pehkonen 8+1reb+4ast, S.Lehtoranta 7+6reb+2ast
gschID: 141677


Kouvot - Namika Lahti 86-79

Everything went according to plan when sixth ranked Kouvot (6-5) defeated bottom-ranked Namika Lahti (1-11) in Kouvola 86-79 on Friday. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. It was a good game for American guard Antoine Jordan (196-83, college: Siena) who led his team to a victory with 18 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. The other American import guard Josh Gonner (188-82, college: S.Carolina) contributed with 19 points for the winners. Five Kouvot players scored in double figures. American forward Brant Bailey (202-77, college: Wisc.-Stevens Point) replied with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 10 rebounds and the former international forward Ville Makalainen (194-85, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) added 17 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Namika Lahti. Kouvot maintains sixth position with 6-5 record. Namika Lahti lost eleventh consecutive game. They stay at the bottom place with 11 games lost. Kouvot will face league's second-placed Joensuun Kataja on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Namika Lahti will play against Salon Vilpas (#8).
Top scorers:
Namika Lahti: B.Bailey 26+10reb+1ast, V.Makalainen 17+5reb+4ast, R.Brooks 13+3reb+2ast, J.Vanttaja 8+5reb+1ast, S.Pekkola 6+2reb+1ast, A.Alanen 5+6reb
Kouvot: J.Gonner 19+2reb+1ast, A.Jordan 18+9reb+4ast, A.Nikkarinen 14+3reb+4ast, A.Brown 12+7reb+2ast, S.Vanttaja 12+2reb+3ast, I.Seppala 6+3reb
gschID: 141678


Salon Vilpas - Kauhajoki 84-93

There was no surprise when 7th ranked Salon Vilpas (5-7) lost at home to fifth ranked Kauhajoen Karhu (7-4) 93-84 on Friday. The guests trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 45-33 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Kauhajoen Karhu made 7 blocks. Salon Vilpas was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. American players dominated the game. It was a good game for forward Kelly Beidler (199-88, college: Mt.St.Mary's, agency: R.H.Consultancy) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 24 points, 19 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 blocks. point guard Clevin Hannah (180-87, college: Wichita St., agency: Court Side) contributed with 21 points and 4 assists for the winners. Five Kauhajoen Karhu players scored in double figures. Forward John Fields (205-88, college: Tennessee) replied with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 24 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and guard Emmanuel Holloway (188-86, college: Illinois St.) added 27 points in the effort for Salon Vilpas. Salon Vilpas' coach Mikko Tupamaki tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Kauhajoen Karhu moved-up to fourth place. Salon Vilpas at the other side dropped to the eighth position with seven games lost. Kauhajoen Karhu will face UU-Korihait (#7) in Uusikaupunki in the next round. Salon Vilpas will play on the road against Namika Lahti.
Top scorers:
Salon Vilpas: E.Holloway 27+2reb+3ast, J.Fields 17+24reb+2ast, R.Ahonen 14+3reb+4ast, K.Brace 9+1reb+1ast, S.Kaaresvirta 7+4reb+3ast, M.Sandberg 6+2reb+1ast
Kauhajoki: K.Beidler 24+19reb+4ast, C.Hannah 21+4reb+4ast, T.Hendley 18+3reb, H.Hirvikoski 12+4reb+2ast, E.Skamo 10+3reb+1ast, I.Vuori 8+1reb+3ast
gschID: 141679




KORISLIIGA: Pyrinto lost second OT contest during a week - by Rauno Hurmalainen
Korisliiga, round 11: Last season Finnish Champion Pyrinto (Tampere) lost the second OT contest during a week. Last Saturday Vilpas (Salo) upset Pyrinto 106-99 after 2OT and tonight UU-Korihait defeated visitor Pyrinto 90-86 (79) (38-41). Pyrinto won the rebounds 32-56, but had 21 turnovers and was shooting with 12% (2/17) accuracy from behind the arc. 21-year-old Pyry Rainamaa (194-G-90) (Korihait) made a 3-pointer with 24 seconds to go (79-79) and took an important rebound with five seconds to go (OT) making then an easy lay-up. Korihait (5-6) had won by four. Cory Johnson (200-F-88, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement, college: Valparaiso) led Korihait with 29 pts. Damon Williams (201-F-73, college: Colorado St.-Pueblo) scored 39 points for Pyrinto (6-3) and grabbed 13 rbs.
At Kouvola Vanttaja brothers Samuli (20 yo, 210 cm) and Jari (25, 209 cm) playing against eachother, when Kouvot (Kouvola) hosting vs YMCA Lahti. Samuli was better than Jari (12-8) and Kouvot beating Lahti 86-79 (39-39). Josh Gonner (188-G-82, college: S.Carolina) led Kouvot (6-5) with 19 pts. Kouvot had five players in double digits. Newcomer Brant Bailey (202-F-77, college: Wisc.-Stevens Point) led YMCA Lahti (1-11) with 26pts/10rbs. YMCA Lahti has lost now 11 games in a row.

Vilpas (Salo) was still waiting their third American player to join team roster and Karhu (Kauhajoki) had certain kind of advantage, when winning at Salo 84-93 (51-48). Emmanuel Holloway (188-G-86, college: Illinois St.) scored 27 points for Vilpas. John Fields (205-F-88, college: Tennessee) added 17 pts and grabbed 24 rbs! Kelly Beidler (199-F-88, agency: R.H.Consultancy, college: Mt.St.Mary's) (Karhu) had also a double-double 24/19. Clevin Hannah (180-PG-87, agency: Court Side, college: Wichita St.) netted 19 and Todd Hendley (206-F-84, college: NC-Wilmington) 18 pts.

UU-Korihait - Pyrinto OT 90-86 (79) (38-41). (Cory Johnson 29, Cedric Latimer 19/7, Pyry Rainamaa 11 - Damon Williams 39/13, Antero Lehto 17, Kenneth Lowe 13. A: 593).
Kouvot - YMCA Lahti 86-79 (39-39). (Josh Gonner 19, Antoine Jordan 18/9, Antto Nikkarinen 14 - Brant Bailey 26/10, Ville Makalainen 17, Ryan Brooks 13. A: 992).
Vilpas - Karhu 84-93 (51-48). (Emmanuel Holloway 27, John Fields 17/24, Roope Ahonen 14 - Kelly Beidler 24/19, Clevin Hannah 21, Todd Hendley 18. A: 1060).



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


Stats Leaders - Korisliiga
Points Per Game
 Emmanuel HOLLOWAY
  Salon V.
  (188-G-86)
  Avg: 22
 1. Holloway, Salon V.22.0 
 2. Zeno, Nilan Bisons21.6 
 3. Ivey, Nilan Bisons20.2 
 4. Williams, Pyrinto20.0 
 5. Beidler, Kauhajoki19.5 
 6. Tiedeman, LrNM.19.3 
 7. Brooks, Namika L.19.2 
 8. Newson, Kataja18.1 
 9. Blue, KTP17.8 
 10. Johnson, Korihait17.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 John FIELDS
  Salon Vilpas
  (205-F-88)
  Avg: 14.3
 1. Fields, Salon Vilp.14.3 
 2. Blue, KTP9.9 
 3. Beidler, Kauhajoki9.4 
 4. Williams, Pyrinto8.9 
 5. Hairston, Salon V.8.7 
 6. Zeno, Nilan Bisons8.3 
 7. McDade, Nilan B.8.3 
 8. Nikkila, Pyrinto8.1 
 9. Newson, Kataja8.0 
 10. Heard, ToPo7.9 
Assists Per Game
 Petri VIRTANEN
  Kataja
  (183-G-80)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Virtanen, Kataja5.3 
 2. Williams, Pyrinto5.2 
 3. Ivey, Nilan Bisons4.4 
 4. Walker, Kataja4.3 
 5. Haynes, LrNM.4.2 
 6. Hannah, Kauhajoki4.1 
 7. Nikkarinen, Kouvot3.6 
 8. Zeno, Nilan Bisons3.6 
 9. Sarcevic, KTP3.4 
 10. Jalonen, Korihait3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Antwine WILLIAMS
  Pyrinto
  (192-F-75)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Williams, Pyrinto3.1 
 2. Moore, Korihait2.6 
 3. Sten, Kataja2.6 
 4. Newson, Kataja2.2 
 5. Brooks, Namika L.2.2 
 6. Sarcevic, KTP2.1 
 7. Beidler, Kauhajoki2.1 
 8. Holloway, Salon V.1.8 
 9. Gonner, Kouvot1.8 
 10. Haynes, LrNM.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 John FIELDS
  Salon Vilpas
  (205-F-88)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Fields, Salon Vilp.2.7 
 2. Beidler, Kauhajoki2.3 
 3. Hairston, Salon V.1.3 
 4. Price, Kataja1.2 
 5. Nikkila, Pyrinto1.0 
 6. Jones, Nilan Bisons0.9 
 7. Vanttaja, Kouvot0.8 
 8. Bell, KTP0.8 
 9. Blue, KTP0.7 
 10. Newson, Kataja0.7 


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  FRANCE   


Batum, Akingbala help Nancy hand first loss to Caja Laboral - by Eurobasket News
Nancy - Caja Laboral 90-85

Nancy did a great job against Caja Laboral on Thursday evening. The reigning French champion celebrated 90-85 victory for 2-2 record in Group A (same as Fenerbahce Ulker). On the other side, Caja Laboral faced with the first loss and now has the same numbers as Bennet Cantu, 3-1. Nancy made 8-0 run for 84-73 lead with 3 minutes to go, what at the end was too much for the guests. Nicolas Batum (201-F-88) was a key player in Nancy with valuation 35. He had 21 points and 9 rebounds. Akinlolu Akingbala (208-F-83, college: Clemson) (valuation 30) also was great adding 26 points and 7 rebs, while Pape-Philippe Amagou (185-G-85, agency: Beo Basket) helped his team with 16 pts. In the loosing squad, Mirza Teletovic (206-F-85, agency: Beo Basket) shined with 24 points and 13 rebounds. Fernando San Emeterio (198-F/G-84) (7 rebs, 6 as) and Kevin Seraphin (205-F/C-89) (5 rebs) had 19 and 12 pts respectively. Quarters: 28-20, 21-27, 21-17, 20-21. Nancy will meet Olympiakos in the next round, while Caja Laboral will host Bilbao.

Nancy: Akinlolu Akingbala 26+7 boards, Nicolas Batum 21+9 boards, Pape-Philippe Amagou 16
Caja Laboral: Mirza Teletovic 24+13 boards, Fernando San Emeterio 19+7 boards+6 as, Kevin Seraphin 12+5 boards


Stats Leaders - N1
Points Per Game
 Jahsha BLUNTT
  Orchy
  (198-G-84)
  Avg: 19.1
 1. Bluntt, Orchy19.1 
 2. Pridotkas, Brest17.9 
 3. Horton, Blois17.1 
 4. Thomas, Roche17.1 
 5. Borval, Le Puy17.0 
 6. Bichard, St Quentin16.8 
 7. Almanson, Challans16.7 
 8. Pearson, Angers B.16.2 
 9. Merie, Chartres16.0 
 10. Thinon, Sorgues15.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ville KAUNISTO
  Blois
  (204-F-82)
  Avg: 11.4
 1. Kaunisto, Blois11.4 
 2. Caskill, Cognac10.8 
 3. Jaiteh, CFBB10.4 
 4. Pearson, Angers B.10.0 
 5. Mendy, Lievin8.4 
 6. Aubry, Montbrison8.3 
 7. Pridotkas, Brest8.3 
 8. Sanborn, Lievin8.3 
 9. St Robert, Montb.7.7 
 10. McClark, Clermont7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Johan RATHIEUVILLE
  Brest
  (177-G-85)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Rathieuville, Brest5.9 
 2. Calvez, Charleville5.6 
 3. Barbry, Orchy5.6 
 4. Brochard, Blois5.4 
 5. Daube, Le Puy4.9 
 6. Godin, Cognac4.6 
 7. Dessart, Lievin4.5 
 8. Ball, St Quentin4.3 
 9. Sene, Le Puy4.3 
 10. Berquier, Chartres4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Aurelien TOTO N''KOTE
  Roche
  (194-F-79)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Toto N''Kote, Roche2.7 
 2. Calvez, Charleville2.4 
 3. Cretaux, Lievin2.4 
 4. Pistre, Charleville2.1 
 5. Bassine, Sorgues2.1 
 6. Brochard, Blois2.0 
 7. Dessart, Lievin2.0 
 8. Gotagni, Le Puy1.9 
 9. Bigote, Cognac1.9 
 10. Moupegnou, Cognac1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Ian CASKILL
  Cognac
  (207-C-81)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Caskill, Cognac2.3 
 2. Alingue, Souffel2.0 
 3. N''Diaye, Souffel1.6 
 4. Mendy, Lievin1.3 
 5. Diame, Rueil1.2 
 6. Borval, Le Puy1.1 
 7. Jaiteh, CFBB1.0 
 8. Ipouck, Chartres1.0 
 9. Lopez, Brest0.9 
 10. Morin, CFBB0.8 


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


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


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


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-.24.8 
 3. Williams, Paris-.19.8 
 4. Parker, AS.19.5 
 5. Rochestie, Le Mans18.8 
 6. Holland, Roanne18.0 
 7. Faye, Hyeres-Toul.17.2 
 8. Cox, Le Havre17.2 
 9. Morlende, Hyeres-T.16.8 
 10. Batista, Le Mans16.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Chinemelu ELONU
  Pau-Lacq.
  (206-F/C-87)
  Avg: 9.2
 1. Elonu, Pau-Lacq.9.2 
 2. Hughes, Hyeres-T.9.0 
 3. Akingbala, Nancy8.8 
 4. Jackson, Roanne8.2 
 5. Aminu, Chalon8.2 
 6. Falker, Cholet7.8 
 7. Hamilton, Paris-.7.4 
 8. Armstrong, AS.7.0 
 9. Sommerville, Le Ma.7.0 
 10. Covile, Nanterre6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Kareem REID
  Hyeres-Toulon
  (178-PG-75)
  Avg: 13
 1. Reid, Hyeres-Toulon13.0 
 2. Barrett, Roanne6.4 
 3. Parker, AS.6.3 
 4. Linehan, Nancy6.2 
 5. Rochestie, Le Mans5.8 
 6. Pellin, Orleans5.8 
 7. Diabate, Roanne5.0 
 8. Meacham, Paris-.5.0 
 9. Causeur, Cholet4.5 
 10. Shakur, Pau-Lacq.4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Mykal RILEY
  Nanterre
  (198-F-85)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Riley, Nanterre2.6 
 2. Gipson, Pau-Lacq.2.4 
 3. Acker, Le Mans2.4 
 4. Batum, Nancy2.4 
 5. Parsons, Cholet2.3 
 6. Diabate, Roanne2.3 
 7. Parker, AS.2.3 
 8. Goss, AS.2.2 
 9. Linehan, Nancy2.2 
 10. Pellin, Orleans2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Akinlolu AKINGBALA
  Nancy
  (208-F-83)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Akingbala, Nancy1.6 
 2. Williams, Paris-.1.4 
 3. Gobert, Cholet1.3 
 4. Jackson, Roanne1.2 
 5. Falker, Cholet1.2 
 6. Nichols, Cholet1.2 
 7. Issa, Gravelines1.2 
 8. Covile, Nanterre1.2 
 9. Sy, Orleans1.0 
 10. Lewin, Dijon1.0 


Stats Leaders - ProB
Points Per Game
 Chris DAVIS
  Le Portel
  (195-F/G-80)
  Avg: 20.1
 1. Davis, Le Portel20.1 
 2. James, Denain18.3 
 3. Denave, St Vallier17.8 
 4. Sonko, Bourg16.9 
 5. Milbourne, Limoges16.8 
 6. Clark, Fos Ouest16.7 
 7. McKenzie, Boulazac16.5 
 8. Paelay, Quimper16.4 
 9. Wood, Evreux16.2 
 10. Tucker, Maurienne16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Christophe MASSIE
  Limoges
  (206-C/F-77)
  Avg: 12.8
 1. Massie, Limoges12.8 
 2. Wood, Evreux11.0 
 3. Brown, Maurienne10.0 
 4. Rossiter, Denain10.0 
 5. Badiane, Antibes9.1 
 6. Wyatte, Le Portel8.4 
 7. Allen, Antibes8.4 
 8. Barro, Bourg8.4 
 9. Monroe, Boulazac8.3 
 10. Daniels, Chalons-.7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Donald COPELAND
  Bourg
  (177-PG-84)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Copeland, Bourg6.9 
 2. Taylor, Le Portel6.7 
 3. Darnauzan, Mauri.5.7 
 4. Poupet, Rouen5.2 
 5. Denave, St Vallier5.2 
 6. Choquet, Fos Ouest5.0 
 7. Atamna, Fos Ouest4.9 
 8. Gomis, Limoges4.8 
 9. Rowland, Evreux4.8 
 10. Sauret, Lille4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Armand CHARLES
  Nantes
  (193-SF-83)
  Avg: 3
 1. Charles, Nantes3.0 
 2. Shiloh, St Vallier3.0 
 3. James, Denain2.7 
 4. Flowers, Vichy2.5 
 5. Atamna, Fos Ouest2.4 
 6. McCray, Boulogne2.3 
 7. Taylor, Le Portel2.3 
 8. Patiejunas, Rouen2.2 
 9. Paelay, Quimper2.1 
 10. Sauret, Lille2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Sherman GAY
  Fos Ouest
  (201-PF-82)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Gay, Fos Ouest2.6 
 2. Daniels, Chalons-.1.7 
 3. Badiane, Antibes1.7 
 4. Prowell, St Vallier1.5 
 5. Massie, Limoges1.3 
 6. Ford, Bordeaux1.2 
 7. Barro, Bourg1.1 
 8. Charles, Nantes1.0 
 9. Aka, Vichy1.0 
 10. Barrett, St Valli.1.0 


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  GEORGIA   


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


Geogian Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Keyon CARTER
  Dinamo T.
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 31
 1. Carter, Dinamo T.31.0 
 2. Parghalava, Sokhu.29.0 
 3. Kreps, MIA Tbilisi26.8 
 4. Chikviladze, Samed.22.4 
 5. Patsatsia, Sokhumi21.8 
 6. Gay, Sokhumi18.5 
 7. Gamqrelidze, Olymp.18.0 
 8. Niniashvili, TSU T.18.0 
 9. Mikeladze, Batumi17.5 
 10. Milutinovic, Olym.17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Keyon CARTER
  Dinamo T.
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 18
 1. Carter, Dinamo T.18.0 
 2. Milutinovic, Olymp.14.3 
 3. Machaladze, STU T.11.5 
 4. Gay, Sokhumi10.5 
 5. Shermadini, TSU T.10.0 
 6. Patsatsia, Sokhumi10.0 
 7. Keshelava, Batumi10.0 
 8. Antadze, STU T.9.8 
 9. Niniashvili, TSU T.8.7 
 10. Bekauri, Samedici.8.6 
Assists Per Game
 Giorgi GAMQRELIDZE
  Olympus
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Gamqrelidze, Olymp.9.3 
 2. Gaines, Armia7.0 
 3. Parghalava, Sokhu.6.3 
 4. Artsividze, Rustavi6.0 
 5. Mikeladze, Batumi5.3 
 6. Chitashvili, TSU T.5.3 
 7. Chikviladze, Samed.5.0 
 8. Tsekvava, Kutaisi4.8 
 9. Kreps, MIA Tbilisi4.5 
 10. Gay, Sokhumi4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Shalva KOKHREIDZE
  TSU T.
  (188-F-86)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Kokhreidze, TSU T.3.3 
 2. Chitashvili, TSU T.3.0 
 3. Chachanidze, Rust.3.0 
 4. Gay, Sokhumi2.5 
 5. Ramishvili, Batumi2.5 
 6. Sanadze, Dinamo T.2.5 
 7. Machaladze, STU T.2.3 
 8. Gaines, Armia2.3 
 9. Panchulidze, TSU T.2.3 
 10. Beruashvili, STU2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Ilija MILUTINOVIC
  Olympus
  (213-C-88)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Milutinovic, Olymp.3.3 
 2. Carter, Dinamo T.3.0 
 3. Kjellbom, Armia2.0 
 4. Atuashvili, Sokhumi2.0 
 5. Machaladze, STU T.2.0 
 6. Bekauri, Samedicino2.0 
 7. Toudjani, MIA T.2.0 
 8. Berishvili, Olympus1.7 
 9. Beruashvili, STU T.1.5 
 10. Tsirekidze, Kutai.1.5 


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  GERMANY   


Stats Leaders - 2.Bundesliga
Points Per Game
 Justin STOMMES
  Webmoebel
  (200-G/F-88)
  Avg: 23.1
 1. Stommes, Webmoebel23.1 
 2. McKiver, Braves21.2 
 3. Roessler, Karlsruhe20.1 
 4. Reese, Duesseldorf20.0 
 5. Capel, Cuxhaven18.4 
 6. Reid, MBC18.3 
 7. Mason, Webmoebel18.0 
 8. Burgess, Heidelberg17.9 
 9. Watts, Heidelberg17.8 
 10. Stutz, Leitersho.17.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Justin HOWARD
  Karlsruhe
  (208-C-81)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Howard, Karlsruhe11.2 
 2. Black, Jena8.6 
 3. Uskoski, Kirchheim8.4 
 4. Webb, Crailsheim7.4 
 5. Harris, Cuxhaven7.3 
 6. Watts, Heidelberg6.9 
 7. Henley, ETB W.6.9 
 8. Abercrombie, NBC6.8 
 9. Lawson, Chemnitz6.8 
 10. Reid, MBC6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Lee JEKA
  Braves
  (187-G-83)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Jeka, Braves5.8 
 2. Diggs, Webmoebel5.6 
 3. Smith, Kirchheim5.3 
 4. Williamson, Ehingen5.2 
 5. Rice, Cuxhaven5.0 
 6. Hill, Crailsheim4.9 
 7. Burgess, Heidelberg4.8 
 8. Holcomb Faye, MBC4.8 
 9. Chavis, NBC4.6 
 10. Johnson, Chemnitz4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Cedric BROOKS
  Kirchheim
  (185-G-80)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Brooks, Kirchheim2.6 
 2. Bowlin, Leitershof.2.4 
 3. Rice, Cuxhaven2.3 
 4. Stommes, Webmoebel2.1 
 5. Johnson, Chemnitz2.0 
 6. Williamson, Ehingen1.8 
 7. Ishizaki, Chemnitz1.7 
 8. Capel, Cuxhaven1.6 
 9. Harris, NBC1.6 
 10. Matthews, Ehingen1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Dmitriy CHEREMNYKH
  Braves
  (213-C-78)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Cheremnykh, Braves1.9 
 2. Zipser, Heidelberg1.5 
 3. Oakes, MBC1.0 
 4. Schoo, Heidelberg0.9 
 5. Williamson, Ehingen0.8 
 6. Thomas, Kirchheim0.8 
 7. Maier, Kirchheim0.8 
 8. Howard, Karlsruhe0.8 
 9. Flomo, Duesseldorf0.8 
 10. Harris, Cuxhaven0.7 


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


Zalgiris beats Brose Baskets for the first win - by Eurobasket News
Zalgiris - Brose Baskets 81-70

Zalgiris registered first Euroleague win this season. The Kaunas team was too strong for Brose Baskets joining them with 1-3 record in Group B. They currently share position No.4. Sonny Weems (198-G/F-86, college: Arkansas) stepped up for the hosts with 22 points and 6 rebounds. Marko Popovic (185-G-82, agency: Alti Sport, college: S.Idaho JC) and Milovan Rakovic (208-C-85) (6 rebs) followed him with 13 and 12 points respectively. In Brose Baskets, experienced Predrag Suput (200-F-77, agency: Beo Basket) was better than the others with 19 points and 5 rebounds. Marcus Slaughter (204-C/F-85, college: San Diego St.) had 11 points and 8 boards, and Julius Jenkins (187-PG-81, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Georgia Southern) stopped to 10 pts in this meeting. Quarters: 28-21, 18-22, 14-10, 21-17. Zalgiris goes to Zagreb next week. Brose Basket will host the reigning Eurileague champion - Panathinaikos.

Zalgiris: Sonny Weems 22+6 boards, Marko Popovic 13, Milovan Rakovic 12+6 boards
Brose Baskets: Predrag Suput 19+5 boards, Marcus Slaughter 11+8 boards, Julius Jenkins 10


Kevin Wysocki Joins ETB Wohnbau Baskets Essen - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
According to Lumani107.net Kevin Wysocki (198-F-87) has signed with PRO A team ETB Wohnbau Baskets Essen. Wysocki is a 24 year old 198cm forward that got a short term contract until the end of December replacing Bobby Nash. Last season Wysocki split his time between Science City Jena (ProA): 11 games: 10.5ppg, 4.3rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 46.8%, 3PT: 22.7%, FT: 70.7%; left in Jan.'11, later that month moved to s Oliver Baskets Wuerzburg (ProA, starting five): 14 games: 7.9ppg, 3.2rpg, 1.7apg, FGP: 48.6%, 3PT: 27.8%, FT: 48.1%. He started his professional basketball career in 2005 for SOBA Dragons Rhoendorf (2.Bundesliga): 9 games: 2.4ppg, 1.2rpg. In 2006-2007, he played for NVV Lions Mnchengladbach (2.Bundesliga): 15 games: 3.5ppg, 1.8rpg. In 2007-2008, he played for the VfL Kirchheim Knights (ProB): 27 games: 5.4ppg, 2.6rpg, 2FGP: 43.6%, 3PT: 36.4%, FT: 56.5%. In 2008-2009, he played for Spot Up Medien Baskets Braunschweig (ProB): 22 games: 16.5ppg, 4.2rpg, 2.4apg, 2.0spg, FGP: 49.5%, 3PT: 25.8%, FT: 63.1%, had also a license to play at New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig (1.Bundesliga): 9 games: 1.2ppg. In 2009-2010, he played for New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig (1.Bundesliga, starting five): 4 games: 0.8ppg; in Dec.'09 moved to Science City Jena (ProA, starting five): 16 games: 12.7ppg, 3.4rpg, 1.6apg, FGP: 57.3%, 3PT: 36.4%, FT: 51.9%. Awards/Achievements in his career have been German Bundesliga U-20 All-Star Game -07, German U20 National Team -07, German 2.Bundesliga Pro B Regular Season Runner-Up -08, Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro B Most Improved Player of the Year -09, and German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Runner-Up -11.

Can Quantez Robertson Help The Fraport Skyliners Decharge Energy Bundle Torrell Martin From Sparking The Eisbaeren Bremerhaven With Traffic Dunks? - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
In cities like Hagen, Tubingen and Trier reaching the Beko BBL playoffs the last years has been as difficult as understanding why Kobe Bryant wants to be the Wil Smith of the NBA and possibly making his former on court nemsis Ron Artest his Jada Pinket , Hollywood actress Lindsay Lohan finding any type of positive publicity in the last year, Rocker Marilyn Manson without makeup for once actually being recognized for who he is and not hearing the annoying words I know you, but cant quite pinpoint the name, or shock radio host Howard Stern refraining for a day from featuring sexy women in his show and rather focusing a show on the Chippendales. However since the Eisbaeren Bremerhaven moved up to the Beko BBL in 2005, they have reached the playoffs five out of six seasons and havent had to frequent the cafes, check out if its warm enough to swim in the North sea in May or take a trip to the zoo to see exactly how the cute Polar bears live when a basketball isnt bouncing. The team has been very consistent finishing fourth twice, sixth once and two eight places getting into the back door of the playoffs. The only time that Bremerhaven didnt reach the playoffs was in the 2008-2009 season where they finished in 18th place despite having basketball talent like Jared Reiner, Marcus Slaughter, Zygimantas Jonusas or Giordan Watson. Maybe its something in the air, the delicious fish dishes or just the coaching style of head coach Doug Spradley who has led the team into the Beko BBL playoffs the last two seasons and seems on a straight line back to the promised land as his club rests at position six at the moment. Torrell Martin leads his team to success and when he takes lift off into the zone, he approaches the rim like a combination of Russell Westbrock and Demar Derozan and seems like a malnourished human being wanting to get his seven course meal from chef Wolfgang Puck as a reward after dunking home the ball. If there is one player that can match his flights and or defend Martin then it is Quantez Robertson (190-G-84, college: Auburn) who should be up to the challenge to keeping the American on the ground.

Last season the Eisbaeren Bremerhaven finished the season in eighth place with a record of 18-16 as they beat out EnBW Ludwigsburg on the last game day sneaking into the Beko BBL playoffs.. They were able to reach the playoffs thanks to winning 5 of their last seven games. The team had very talented players with fan favorite Torrell Martin, inside duo Craig Callahan and Andrew Drevo and strong role players like German national player Philipp Schwethelm, John Allen, Jan Lipke and Sean Denison. However they had two problems with lingering injuries all season long as Martin missed the last three months of the season and a point guard problem as coach Doug Spradley played a special playmaking lottery at the start of the season with many guys coming in and departing as quickly as the polar bears do when the first warm air comes. We had very much disturbances last season as players came and went, stressed Bremerhaven head coach Doug Spradley. It is not always easy to get a positive expression from Spradley since his closet friends might be the only ones to see him smile since he is always very focused during games, but one didnt need a smile to know that his solution with Donald Copeland and Jermaine Thomas was what he was content with. The team did celebrate big wins against the Artland Dragons, BG Goettingen, Braunschweig and Oldenburg, but never was able to beat one of the big 3 teams with Bamberg, Berlin or Frankfurt. The season ended quickly as the Brose Baskets Bamberg swept them in three games.

Instead of making a summer cleaning session exchanging players for new players the same way Boston Celtic legend Larry Bird was able to always pick a new pigeon on defense to make look like raw meat when scoring baskets, Doug Spradley was able to identify that guys like Torrell Martin, ex NBA playmaker and big guard Jamison Brewer and scoring guard Terrell Everett would be adequate for the foundation of the new team. Spradley brought in a strong trio for the front court with 2010 Eurochallenge winner Chris Mcnaughton, versatile forward and playoff experienced Jason Cain and second year man Zachery Peacock who had a solid rookie season in Giessen. German Jermaine Raffington was also hauled into help under the boards and Beko BBL rookie Mike Smith who is a fantastic rebounder at 198cm. Sharp shooter ex Giessen 46er Anthony Smith was also brought in to help strengthen the athleticism in the team. The team looks solid on paper, but Doug Spradley knows that the Beko BBL gets stronger each season and the playoffs always more difficult to reach. It will be very difficult to reach the top 8 teams. 12 -13 teams have realistic chances of making the playoffs, warned Doug Spradley. Last season, the team was known for its scoring, but less known for their defense as they averaged giving up 79 points per game. We have to improve on defense, added Doug Spradley. With Torrell Martin being possibly one of the most athletic players in the league, the club hopes to boost its output on defense with athleticism which will be bolstered with the new players. So far this season, the Eisbaeren Bremerhaven are in sixth place with a record of 4-3 and after a slow start have won three of their last four games. They had big wins against Alba Berlin and the Artland Dragons, but gave up a lead to the Walter Tigers Tuebingen losing 90-83 at home last weekend. In the first six games, they have improved their defense a bit as they have given up an average of 75 points per game. Peacock and Mcnaughton hurt us very much. Their point guard Brewer is a guy that really directs their offense well. I think that they are better inside than last season despite having an Andrew Drevo who is a super player. They are very athletic and you cant let them run. You have too play good offense and have little turnovers and make Brewer tired, stressed Walter Tigers Tuebingen German Ruben Spoden.

Since The Eisbaeren Bremerhaven entered the BBL in 2005-2006, they have had some interesting battles with The Skyliners. Bremerhaven have had the number of Frankfurt in the first four season posting a 6-3 record. In the first two seasons, Bremerhaven totally dominated Frankfurt with a 4-0 record. Who could forget the stunning 89-88 Bremerhaven win in their first meeting ever in the fall of 2005 as Brian Jones won the game with a buzzer beater. The Eisbaeren won the return date in Bremerhaven 94-78 as ex Skyliner Nino Garris played one of his few good games for Frankfurt dropping 20 points. However in the 2007-2009 seasons, The Deutsche Bank Skyliners have had a positive record of 3-2 and were 2-2 at home. The curious thing is that the two games at home were decided by one point. In the 2007-2008 season, Frankfurt lost 82-81 in the Ballsporthalle and last season Frankfurt nipped Bremerhaven 66-65 with 16 points and 11 rebounds from ex Skyliner Lorenzo Gordon. In the 2009-2010 season, both clubs played seven games including five games in the playoffs. Frankfurt won the season series 4-3 last season posting a 2-1 record in the Ballsporthalle and posting a 2-2 record in Bremerhaven. The two wins at home remain unforgettable as Frankfurt won the season game 70-69 as Pascal Roller led the charge with 15 points and game two 84-83 as Aubrey Reese poured in 18 points. Last season, Frankfurt won 81-66 at home as Dashaun Wood and AJ Moye led the charge with 19 points a piece and they also won in Bremerhaven 71-56 as Dashaun Wood had a Lebron James type game with 25 points, eight rebounds and seven assists. Since the Eisbaeren entered the Beko BBL in 2005, the series between both teams is tied at 9-9.

The Eisbaeren Bremerhaven are led by Zachery Peacock who is a 24 year old 203cm power forward that is playing his second season in the Beko BBL and first with Bremerhaven. He is a big, strong frontcourt player who already is a tremendous rebounder and can shoot the basketball. He played at Georgia Tech (NCAA) from 2006-2010 and in his senior year played 35 games: 8.6ppg, 4.1rpg, 1.0apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 47.7%, 3PT: 37.3%, FT: 79.1%. Last season with the LTi Giessen 46ers, he played 34 games: 13.7ppg, 6.4rpg, 1.0spg, FGP: 56.4%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 68.0%. Currently for Bremerhaven, he is averaging 15,3ppg and 5,3rpg. He has started off shooting the ball well at 54,9% from the field and 89,5% from the free throw line. Torrell Martin is a 26 year old 196cm forward. He is from Columbia, South Carolina and played at Winthrop from 2003-2007. He is a very athletic competitor that brings a lot of energy to the court. He has a keen basketball I.Q, can shoot and defend well. In 2007-2008, he took part in the Orlando Magic preseason camp before playing in Poland. In 2009-2010, he played in Turkey for Antalya averaging 13,0ppg, 6,7rpg, 1,2apg, 1,9spg and shot 49% from the field. He finished the season in Greece with Kavala Panorama averaging 10,4ppg, 5,5rpg and 1,4apg. In his first season for Bremerhaven, he played 41 games: 11.3ppg, 5.3rpg, 2.0apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 52.3%, 3PT: 36.7%, FT: 65.0%. Last season, he got off to a big start, but was injured after 22 games and missed the rest of the season. He averaged 15.4ppg, Reb-5 (7.1rpg), 3.0apg, Steals-2 (1.7spg), FGP: 52.3%, 3PT: 40.0%, FT: 65.6%. Currently he is averaging 13,0ppg, 5,3rpg and 2,0apg. Hisathleticism is off the charts and knows how to use it to his advantage as teams witnessed too often the last two years of his sick traffic dunks.

Christopher Mcnaughton is a 28 year old 211cm center. He is a true back-to-the-basket big man, but does possess good mobility for his size. He started his basketball career in the Bamberg system in 2000 playing 35 games for TSV Troester Breitengrussbach in the second Bundesliga. He then played at Bucknell from 2003-2007. After getting valuable experience in the NCAA, he played two years in Spain before moving to BG Goettingen in 2009-2010. He helped the club win the Eurochallenge and scoring 22 points in the final. He played EuroChallenge: 15 games: 8.9ppg, 4.1rpg, FGP: 61.4%, FT: 71.1%; German League: 37 games: 7.4ppg, 2.9rpg, FGP: 62.2%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 71.4%. Last season, he played for the EWE Baskets Oldenburg playing EuroCup: 6 games: 5.8ppg, 2.8rpg, FGP: 55.6%, FT; German League: 39 games: 5.0ppg, 2.0rpg, FGP: 60.7%, FT: 80.7%. At the
World Championships in Turkey in 2010, he played 5 games: 5.4ppg, 2.6rpg, FGP: 58.8%, FT: 77.8%. Currently, he is averaging 10,3ppg and 5,6rpg. Anthony Smith is a 25 year old 196cm shooting guard from Plano, Texas. He is a scorer with great quickness and leaping ability, NBA body and athleticism. He is a phenomenal athlete with great range from the shooting guard position. He has the strength and athleticism to take advantage of smaller guards. Also, because of his strength, he can play the 3 spot at times. His quickness and ball handling skills give him the ability to take almost any defender to the rim. His 3 point range is phenomenal. has great ball handling skills and when he is leading the team up the court on a fast break, he has the quick explosion needed to take the ball all the way, or he can stop on a dime and nail the mid-range He is also a good free throw shooter and knows how to get to the free throw line. An excellent run and jump style player. Along with his offensive skills, he is also a great defender who is very long and very good vertically on the floor as well in defensive position. Anthony plays good on the ball defense and has shown that he can force his opponent into committing turnovers. Anthony is a complete player who knows how to win and creates major match-up problems for the opposition. His Strength and athleticism make him a very effective rebounder from the perimeter as he demonstrated in College and in the Orlando Summer League. He showed these qualities at Liberty (NCAA) where he played from 2005-2009. In his senior year, he played games: 17.6ppg, 6.5rpg, 2.1apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 49.8%, 3Pts: 37.1%, FT: 65.8%. In 2009-2010, he played for CB Cornella (Spain-LEB Gold, starting five): 33 games: 14.3ppg, 3.6rpg, 2.4apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 46.2%, 3PT: 39.4%, FT: 59.0%. Last season, for the Giessen 46ers, he played 28 games: 11.3ppg, 3.3rpg, 1.3apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 53.0%, 3PT: 32.8%, FT: 60.3%. Currently, he is averaging 9,6ppg, 2,3rpg and 1,7apg.

The club brought back American Terrell Everett who is a 27 year old 193 cm guard from Charleston, South Carolina. He is a A heady left-handed wing with solid ball skills , can play the point if the need arises, regarded as a slasher, excels at penetration and getting the ball to the rim, a savvy player who boasts tremendous court awareness and is an excellent passer and possesses a soft touch on his jump shot. He played NCAA ball at Oklahoma. He turned professional in 2006 and in his first five seasons, has gained much experience playing in France, Czech Republic, Greece and Croatia. He also had a stint in the D-league with the Bakersfield Jam. Last season, he played for Iraklis Thessaloniki (Greece-A1, starting five): 7 games: 13.9ppg, 4.4rpg, 4.4apg, 2.4spg, FGP: 39.7%, 3PT: 26.3%, FT: 65.1%; left in Dec.'10, next month moved to KK Cibona VIP Zagreb (Croatia-A1): Adriatic League: 3 games: 2.7ppg, 1.3rpg, 1.3apg, 1.7spg and then moved to the Eisbaeren Bremerhaven playing 13 games: 12.0ppg, 4.3rpg, 3.5apg, 1.8spg, FGP: 42.6%, 3PT: 26.5%, FT: 80.4%. Currently, he is averaging 9,6ppg, 3,9rpg and 2,9apg. Jason Cain is a 26 year old 208cm power forward from Philadelphia who is playing for his second Beko BBL team. He played for the New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig from 2007-2011 reaching the playoffs twice. He played 142 games for Braunschweig and last season averaged 10.0ppg, 4.1rpg, 1.6apg, FGP: 57.2%, 3PT: 37.6%, FT: 78.2%. HBefore coming to Germany, he played at Virginia. Currently, he is averaging 7,6ppg, 2,1rpgand 1,7apg.

The Eisbaeren Bremerhaven have some NBA flair with Jamison Brewer who came late last season to help solve the point guard problem. Brewer is a 30 year old 193cm guard from East Point, Georgia. He is a tall point guard that is a great defender, but he does set up his teammates well and is able to make plays. Great size that also allows him to play some shooting guard and he also is a good post up guard , is a great rebounder and the only player in Division 1 history to lead his team in assist and rebounds as a point guard. He also is very quick which gives opponents problems on defense. He played at the same university as Quantez Robbertson at Auburn. He was drafted by the Indiana Pacers in 2001 with the 41st pick in the second round. He played in the NBA from 2001.2005, but had injury problems to deal with. He played a total of 54 NBA games for the Pacers, Knicks and Spurs. Since 2005, he has played in Croatia, ABA, D-league, Belgium, Brasil and Ukraine. Last season, he played for : BC Odessa (Ukraine-Superleague) 24 games: 4.7ppg, 3.8rpg, 4.5apg, left in Jan.'11, in March'11 moved to Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (Germany-1.Bundesliga) 13 games: 8.2ppg, 3.4rpg, 4.7apg, FGP: 45.3%, 3PT: 29.2%, FT: 79.4%. Currently he is averaging 6,1ppg, 3,4rpg and 5,9apg. The team also brought in Mike Smith who is a 24 year old 198cm forward from Vandalia, Missouri. He played at E.Tenn.St. (NCAA) from 2006-2011 and in his senior year played 35 games: 17.9ppg, 6.8rpg, 1.9apg, FGP: 46.9%, 3PT: 36.7%, FT: 78.9%. He took part at the 2011 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament (Pre-NBA Draft): 3 games: 10.0ppg, 8.3rpg, 1.7apg, 1.3spg, 1.0bpg. He is a very efficient rebounder for his height and is currently averaging 3,3ppg and 2,4rpg. Jermaine Raffington is a 26year old 205cm power forward/center German. He played at TSG Ehingen from 2002-2005. He played at Southeastern CC from 2005-2007 and then returned back to Germany. He played at BV Chemnitz 99 (2.Bundesliga) in 2007-2008 playing 30 games: 12.6ppg, 5.7rpg, 2FGP: 53.4%, 3FGP: 31.8%, FT: 59.3%. He played for BBC Bayreuth from 2008-2010. In 2009-2010, he played 30 games: 10.2ppg, 4.6rpg, 1.1apg, FGP: 45.8%, 3PT: 35.5%, FT: 72.7%. Last season for BG Goettingen, he played : EuroCup: 7 games: 3.4ppg, 1.1rpg; German League: 23 games: 2.5ppg, 1.2rpg. Currently he is averaging 2,1ppg and 1,6rpg. Anthony Canty returns for a third season to Bremerhaven. Canty is a 20 year old 183cm point guard from Germany. Last season he played 15 games for Bremerhaven averaging 2.2ppg and also played at Cuxhaven BasCats (ProA): 22 games: 5.6ppg, 1.5rpg, 1.2apg, FGP: 42.4%, 3PT: 35.6%, FT: 74.3%. Who could forget his spirited game in Frankfurt last season where he had to play a bulk at the point showing his three point shooting savoy and playmaking skills.

The Fraport Skyliners return back home and are in desperate need of having a successful experience as they are riding on a four game losing streak. In the last two games, the Fraport Skyliners have been outscored 180-120 as their offense and defense have been less than satisfactory. Bamberg guard Julius Jenkins who hit Frankfurt with 20 points and was often standing all alone in the corner seeming lonely and not knowing if the lazy boy chair was being delivered or not, but when he caught the ball hit bombs. Jenkins didnt need many words about how they could beat Bremerhaven. Frankfurt needs to play some defense to beat Bremerhaven, warned Julius Jenkins. Frankfurt have averaged allowing 79 points in the first seven games and average only 2,9 steals per game. Teammate Marcus Slaughter got behind the Frankfurt defense a few times dunking like there was no tomorrow. Frankfurt needs to focus on defense, that is key to winning. They have to slow Bremerhaven down, warned Marcus Slaughter. We have to play better defense. It is unacceptable to give up 97 points, warned Skyliner forward Jon Leuer. When looking at the team stats, the Eisbaeren Bremerhaven lead in every statistical category. Bremerhaven is a very good rebounding team where the focus isnt primarly on one guy, but they are a team rebounding team. We will have to be a lot more physical under the boards, warned Skyliner guard Michael Thompson. Despite losing to Bremerhaven in preseason, an advantage will be that Frankfurt has seen Bremerhaven before and will know how they play. This will be a good challenge. We need to build up our self confidence in practice. They have 3-4 guys that average double figures. We will have to play team basketball, warned Skyliner guard Justin Gray. The Skyliner offense should not be as stagnant against Bremerhaven as itw as against Bamberg. I hope that we can make a step in practice this week. We need to work on the little things on offense and defense. We need to make the offense more crisp and quicker so we can find those open shots, warned Skyliner captain Marius Nolte. Despite the slow start, the Fraport Skyliners cant afford to totally collapse mentally. Frankfurt have too many guys that are used to winning. Their losing wont continue. The team has too much pride, warned ex NBA player Casey Jacobsen. The Skyliners have to stay focused. They are agreat team with experience. If they can play as a team then they will start a winning streak, warned Alba Berlin guard Dashaun Wood. The Fraport Skyliners host the Eisbaeren Bremerhaven on November 12th.




ProA Round 9: Crailsheim Merlins defeat Saar-Pfalz Braves in the closest game of the week - by Eurobasket News
The most exciting game of round 9 in the ProA took place in Homburg. This derby game ended with only two-point home defeat of 9th ranked Saar-Pfalz Braves (4-5) to second ranked Crailsheim Merlins (7-2) 84-82 on Friday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. The guests trailed by 6 points at the halftime before their 26-13 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. American forward Darryl Webb (198-88, college: Indiana, PA, agency: Pro One Sports) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds for the winners and naturalized American forward Joseph Buck (201-81, college: USC) chipped in 19 points and 7 rebounds. The best for the losing side was American center Travis Reed (203-79, college: Long Beach St., agency: Court Side) with 18 points and 9 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Crailsheim Merlins have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain second place with 7-2 record having just -1 point less than leader MBC. Saar-Pfalz Braves at the other side dropped to the eighth position with five games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Crailsheim Merlins are looking forward to face Science City Jena (#10) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Saar-Pfalz Braves will play against Ehingen/Urspringschule in Allmendingen and are hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked USC Heidelberg (5-3) against seventh ranked Gloria Giants (5-3) on Wednesday night. Visiting USC Heidelberg was defeated by Gloria Giants in a tough game in Duesseldorf 89-95. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of USC Heidelberg. American guard Aubrey Reese (183-78, college: Murray St., agency: Interperformances) nailed 19 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists for the winning side and Patrick Flomo accounted for 15 points and 6 rebounds. American forward Jerrell Williams (203-88, college: La Salle) came up with 14 points and 9 rebounds for USC Heidelberg in the defeat. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Gloria Giants moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated USC Heidelberg. Gloria Giants will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. USC Heidelberg will play at home against Kirchheim Knights (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Paderborn. 4th placed host Webmoebel Baskets (5-3) lost to first ranked Mitteldeutscher BC (7-1) 98-94. The best player for the winners was Darius Hargrove who scored 28 points and 6 rebounds. Mitteldeutscher BC's coach Silvano Poropat used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. At the other side the best for losing team was Michael Fleischmann who recorded 18 points and 8 rebounds. Mitteldeutscher BC have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain first place with 7-1 record. Loser Webmoebel Baskets keep the fourth position with three games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Mitteldeutscher BC will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Webmoebel Baskets will play against Leitershofen (#15) in Diedorf and hope to secure a win.
An interesting game took place in Jena where higher ranked Science City Jena (4-5) was upset on its own court by thirteenth ranked ETB Wohnbau (2-6) 87-77. It was a good game for Chris Alexander who led his team to a victory with 33 points (!!!) (went 10 for 10 at the free throw line !!!). Science City Jena's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. ETB Wohnbau maintains thirteenth place with 2-6 record. Science City Jena at the other side keeps the eighth position with five games lost. ETB Wohnbau's next round opponent will be higher ranked Cuxhaven BasCats (#6) at home and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Third ranked Kirchheim Knights (6-2) crushed at home 10th ranked BV Chemnitz 99 (4-5) by 20 points 74-54, which is the biggest margin this round on Friday night. Ahmad Smith stepped up and scored 21 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Kirchheim Knights maintains third place with 6-2 record behind leader MBC. Loser BV Chemnitz 99 dropped to the eighth position with five games lost. Kirchheim Knights will face USC Heidelberg (#4) on the road in the next round. BV Chemnitz 99 will play against BG Karlsruhe (#14).

In the last two games of round 9 Ehingen lost to NBC on the opponent's court 66-76. Cuxhaven managed to outperform Leitershofen in a home game 81-63.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 11 points, 22 rebounds and 4 blocks by Evan Harris of Cuxhaven.



Webmoebel - MBC 94-98

The game between Top Four teams took place in Paderborn. 4th placed host Webmoebel Baskets (5-3) lost to first ranked Mitteldeutscher BC (7-1) 98-94. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Webmoebel Baskets won fourth quarter 34-28. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The best player for the winners was American guard Darius Hargrove (193-82, college: Virginia Union, agency: Strategic Sports) who scored 28 points and 6 rebounds. Power forward Steve Wachalski (203-83) chipped in 19 points. Mitteldeutscher BC's coach Silvano Poropat used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. At the other side the best for losing team was forward Michael Fleischmann (205-86) who recorded 18 points and 8 rebounds and American swingman Justin Stommes (200-88, college: E.Kentucky, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement) added 23 points respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Mitteldeutscher BC have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain first place with 7-1 record. Loser Webmoebel Baskets keep the fourth position with three games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Mitteldeutscher BC will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Webmoebel Baskets will play against Leitershofen (#15) in Diedorf and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
MBC: D.Hargrove 28+6reb, S.Wachalski 19+4reb, S.Leutloff 18+4reb, A.Reid 18+3reb, C.Oakes 5+5reb, M.Schwarz 3
Webmoebel: J.Stommes 23+4reb+1ast, M.Fleischmann 18+8reb+2ast, D.Lieneke 17+3reb, J.Mason 17+5reb+3ast, J.Diggs 7+3reb+6ast, M.Jost 6+2reb
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Kirchheim - Chemnitz 74-54

Third ranked Kirchheim Knights (6-2) crushed at home 10th ranked BV Chemnitz 99 (4-5) by 20 points 74-54, which is the biggest margin this round on Friday night. It was a very close game until the last quarter, when Kirchheim Knights's pressure prevailed and they won that period 28-9 extending their advantage to 20 points. They made 25-of-30 free shots (83.3 percent) during the game, while BV Chemnitz 99 only scored eight points from the stripe. They outrebounded BV Chemnitz 99 36-24 including 21 on the defensive glass. BV Chemnitz 99 was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. American guard Ahmad Smith (194-84, college: St.Bonaventure) stepped up and scored 21 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners and his fellow American import center Devin Uskoski (198-85, college: Rocky Mountain) chipped in 16 points and 14 rebounds (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line). The best for the losing side was center Joleik Schaffrath (206-88) with 11 points and 7 rebounds and American center Donald Lawson (208-88, college: W.Michigan) scored 8 points and 4 assists. Kirchheim Knights maintains third place with 6-2 record behind leader MBC. Loser BV Chemnitz 99 dropped to the eighth position with five games lost. Kirchheim Knights will face USC Heidelberg (#4) on the road in the next round. BV Chemnitz 99 will play against BG Karlsruhe (#14).
Top scorers:
Kirchheim: A.Smith 21+9reb+5ast, C.Brooks 17+3reb, D.Uskoski 16+14reb, S.Adeberg 6+1reb+3ast, R.Tomasevic 5+1reb+2ast, N.Menck 4+3reb+1ast
Chemnitz: J.Schaffrath 11+7reb, A.Rosenthal 10+1reb+1ast, T.Shaw 8+5reb, D.Lawson 8+3reb+4ast, J.Schmidt 7+2ast, T.Ishizaki 6+3reb+2ast
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NBC - Ehingen 76-66

Everything could happen in Nurnberg at the game between two tied teams. Both twelfth ranked NBC and 11th ranked Ehingen/Urspringschule had identical 3-5 record. This time NBC used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Allmendingen 76-66 on Friday night. Ehingen/Urspringschule was trailing by 4 points at halftime but managed to get 2-point lead after three quarters before a 26-14 charge of NBC, which allowed them to win the game. They made 19-of-25 free shots (76.0 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. American guard Jaivon Harris (197-82, college: Ohio) stepped up and scored 20 points and 5 rebounds for the winners and his fellow American import power forward Cory Abercrombie (201-85, college: Independence CC) chipped in 20 points (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field). The best for the losing side was swingman Kevin Bright (198-92) with 17 points and center Andreas Buechert (208-87, college: Winthrop, agency: Limelight Hoops) scored 9 points and 11 rebounds. NBC (4-5) moved-up to eighth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Ehingen/Urspringschule at the other side, also newcomer in the league, dropped to the twelfth position with six games lost. NBC will have a break next round. Ehingen/Urspringschule will play at home against Saar-Pfalz Braves (#9) in Homburg.
Top scorers:
NBC: C.Abercrombie 20+4reb, J.Harris 20+5reb+2ast, M.Ides 11+4reb, S.Barth 8+1reb+5ast, W.Chavis 6+3reb+10ast, R.De Michael 6+4reb+3ast
Ehingen: K.Bright 17+3reb+2ast, W.Creekmore 13+1reb+3ast, V.Matthews 10+5reb, A.Buechert 9+11reb+1ast, A.Vargas 6+2reb+3ast, T.Jahn 5+2reb
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Duesseldorf - Heidelberg 95-89

Very important is a road loss of third ranked USC Heidelberg (5-3) against seventh ranked Gloria Giants (5-3) on Wednesday night. Visiting USC Heidelberg was defeated by Gloria Giants in a tough game in Duesseldorf 89-95. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of USC Heidelberg. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But USC Heidelberg won fourth quarter 36-33. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Gloria Giants made 31-of-35 charity shots (88.6 percent) during the game. USC Heidelberg was plagued by 31 personal fouls down the stretch. American guard Aubrey Reese (183-78, college: Murray St., agency: Interperformances) nailed 19 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists for the winning side and American-Liberian forward Patrick Flomo (203-80, college: Ohio) accounted for 15 points and 6 rebounds. American forward Jerrell Williams (203-88, college: La Salle) came up with 14 points and 9 rebounds and power forward Oliver Komarek (210-86) added 20 points respectively for USC Heidelberg in the defeat. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Gloria Giants moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated USC Heidelberg. Gloria Giants will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. USC Heidelberg will play at home against Kirchheim Knights (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Duesseldorf: A.Reese 19+7reb+6ast, P.Flomo 15+6reb+1ast, R.Keerles 14+2reb, M.Liyanage 12+1reb, M.Petric 12+1reb+1ast, P.Friedel 11+5reb
Heidelberg: O.Komarek 20+1reb+2ast, J.Williams 14+9reb+3ast, J.Heindel 14+4reb+3ast, P.Zipser 10+1reb+1ast, C.Sargent 10+5reb+1ast, C.Burgess 10+3reb+5ast
gschID: 141426


Cuxhaven - Leitershofen 81-63

Very predictable result when seventh ranked Cuxhaven BasCats (5-3) defeated at home bottom-ranked Leitershofen (1-7) 81-63 on Thursday. The game without a history. Cuxhaven BasCats led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Americans were the main players on the court. Power forward Evan Harris (206-86, college: Harvard, agency: I.D.S. Law) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 11 points, 22 rebounds and 4 blocks for the winners and swingman Quinnel Brown (198-83, college: Auburn) chipped in 29 points (went 9 for 9 at the free throw line !!!). The best for the losing side was forward Logan Stutz (205-88, college: Washburn, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement) with 16 points and center DeWayne Richardson (202-77, college: Fairmont St.) scored 8 points and 10 rebounds. Leitershofen's coach Stefan Goschenhofer let to play eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Cuxhaven BasCats moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Newly promoted Leitershofen dropped to the bottom position with seven games lost. Cuxhaven BasCats will face ETB Wohnbau (#13) in Essen in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Leitershofen will play at home against Webmoebel Baskets in Paderborn.
Top scorers:
Cuxhaven: Q.Brown 29+1reb, J.Capel 25+3reb+2ast, E.Harris 11+22reb+1ast, D.McDaniel 6+5reb, M.Bogdanov 4+1reb+2ast, D.Rice 4+1reb+4ast
Leitershofen: L.Stutz 16+3reb, S.Bowlin 13+2reb+2ast, C.Hassan 12+4reb, D.Richardson 8+10reb, A.Kronhardt 4+3reb, D.Veney 3+3reb
gschID: 141427


Jena - ETB Wohnbau 77-87

An interesting game took place in Jena where higher ranked Science City Jena (4-5) was upset on its own court by thirteenth ranked ETB Wohnbau (2-6) 87-77. ETB Wohnbau shot 33 for 44 from the free-throw line, while Science City Jena only scored sixteen points from the stripe. 34 personal fouls committed by Science City Jena helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for American point guard Chris Alexander (186-83, college: Southern) who led his team to a victory with 33 points (!!!) (went 10 for 10 at the free throw line !!!). contributed with 18 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Four ETB Wohnbau players scored in double figures. Canadian guard Tyler Kepkay (183-87, college: Utah, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement) answered with 24 points (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line) and power forward Christoph Roquette (203-82) added 15 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Science City Jena. Science City Jena's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. ETB Wohnbau maintains thirteenth place with 2-6 record. Science City Jena at the other side keeps the eighth position with five games lost. ETB Wohnbau's next round opponent will be higher ranked Cuxhaven BasCats (#6) at home and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
ETB Wohnbau: C.Alexander 33+4reb+2ast, W.Kevin 18+7reb+1ast, J.Henley 14+5reb, M.Buljevic 12+5reb+3ast, K.Chones 8+4reb+1ast, S.Schroter 2+2reb
Jena: T.Kepkay 24+4reb+1ast, C.Roquette 15+5reb+1ast, K.Barker 10+3reb+1ast, E.Reyes-Napoles 8+3reb, J.Black 8+8reb, E.Vierneisel 6+7reb
gschID: 141428


Braves - Crailsheim 82-84

The most exciting game of round 9 in the ProA took place in Homburg. This derby game ended with only two-point home defeat of 9th ranked Saar-Pfalz Braves (4-5) to second ranked Crailsheim Merlins (7-2) 84-82 on Friday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. The guests trailed by 6 points at the halftime before their 26-13 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. American forward Darryl Webb (198-88, college: Indiana, PA, agency: Pro One Sports) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds for the winners and naturalized American forward Joseph Buck (201-81, college: USC) chipped in 19 points and 7 rebounds. The best for the losing side was American center Travis Reed (203-79, college: Long Beach St., agency: Court Side) with 18 points and 9 rebounds and British-Australian guard Lee Jeka (187-83, agency: Limelight Hoops) scored 8 points and 10 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Crailsheim Merlins have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain second place with 7-2 record having just -1 point less than leader MBC. Saar-Pfalz Braves at the other side dropped to the eighth position with five games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Crailsheim Merlins are looking forward to face Science City Jena (#10) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Saar-Pfalz Braves will play against Ehingen/Urspringschule in Allmendingen and are hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Crailsheim: J.Buck 19+7reb+2ast, D.Webb 19+12reb+1ast, B.Baptist 15+5reb+4ast, J.Stohl 12+1reb+2ast, M.Hill 9+4reb+3ast, B.Obiango 3+1reb
Braves: T.Reed 18+9reb+1ast, R.McKiver 16+1reb+2ast, M.Damjanovic 12+5reb+1ast, D.Cheremnykh 12+7reb, K.Karamatskos 10+4reb+2ast, L.Jeka 8+2reb+10ast
gschID: 141429




SSV Lok Bernau adds Jermale Jones to the roster - by Moritz Korff
SSV Lok Bernau completed the signing of Jermale Jones (186-G-86, college: Tuskegee), according to the website of the 2. Bundesliga. The Bernau team parted ways with Idris Hilliard (200-F-88, college: St.Joseph's) recently and therefore had an open import player spot left.
Jones finished his college career in 2009. He played for NCAA D2 school Tuskegee as a junior and senior. In his final year for the Golden Tigers Jones averaged 14.7 points per contest. The 25-year-old has not yet played for a professional team in Europe.


Enrico Kufuor joins TV Werne - by Daniel Poerschke
Enrico Kufuor (185-G-87, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement) will play now for TV Werne BB of the 1. Regionalliga West. The young guard from Berlin started the season with Magdeburg in the 1. Regionalliga North, but now made the switch to the team of head coach Ivan Rosic. Kufuor played the last four seasons at NCAA 1 North Carolina State University as a reserve guard. 'Enrico will help us at both guard positions and will get plenty of playing time from the beginning because of various injured players on my team at the moment. I am confident, that he can step right into action', says coach Rosic.

EnBW Ludwigsburg Bring In Experience With Jeff Greer - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Some were speculating a return of Frank Robinson, but instead the schwaben team EnBW Ludwigsburghave brought in added experience with Jeff Greer (196-G/F-79, college: Rutgers) to fill the vacant spot left by American Terrell Harris who didnt pass the try out. Greer is a 32 year old 196cm shooting guard from Bronx, New York. He is fluid, lean athlete, solid rebounder for his size, younger brother of Pittsburgh sophomore Ricardo Greer, quiet, efficient performer, has been a starter throughout his career. Last season Greer played for BCM Gravelines Dunkerque Grand Littoral (France-ProA): EuroChallenge: 13 games: 8.4ppg, 4.4rpg, 1.7apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 48.5%, 3PT: 34.0%, FT: 70.7%; French League: 35 games: 7.4ppg, 3.7rpg, 1.6apg, FGP: 49.5%, 3PT: 34.3%, FT: 54.3%.

Greer started his basketball career at Rutgers in 1997 and played there until 2001. He turned professional in 2001 and in his first 10 years in Europe,he showed a considerable love for France as he played there 9 years. In 2002-2003, he played for
Vichy (France-ProA): 29 games: 15.5ppg, 5.1rpg, 3.2apg. In 2003-2004, he made the jump to Le Havre (France-ProA): FIBA Europe Cup: 12 games: 12.2ppg, 5.4rpg, 2.9apg, 1.5spg; French ProA League: 34 games: 16.1ppg, 6.0rpg, 3.8apg. He then played for SIG Strasbourg (France-ProA) from 2004-2006. H ethen got additional experience playing a year in Israel with Hapoel Ironi Nahariya (Israel-Premier League): 25 games: 10.0ppg, 3.6rpg, 2.0apg, 2FGP: 52.9%, 3PT: 38.6%, FT: 74.4%. He then played for Sluc Nancy Basket Pro (France-ProA) where he played a total of 123 games.He has played a total of 75 Fiba international games. Awards/Achievements in his career have been BEC All-Rookie Team -98, Dominican Rep. National Team -98-03, 09, Central American Championships -98
Centrobasket -99, Dominican Rep. S.Eastern Conf. Regular Season Runner-Up -01, Panamerican Games -03 (Finalist), French Cup Semifinals -04, Eurobasket.com All-French ProA 2nd Team -04, Dominican Rep. National Team Training Camp -05, French ProA Semifinals -06, 09, 11, Eurobasket.com Israeli League All-Defensive Team -07, French ProA Champion -08, French ProA Regular Season Runner-Up -08, French Cup Finalist -09, French La Semaine des AS Cup Winner -11, and EuroChallenge Quarterfinals -11


Source: EnBW Ludwigsburg




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CSKA grabs OT win at OAKA arena, stays perfect - by Eurobasket News
Panathinaikos - CSKA 76-78 OT

Very exciting game was played between the reigning Euroleague champion Panathinaikos and former champ CSKA Moscow. The Russian powerhouse grabbed 76-78 OT win to keep the perfect record in Group B, 4-0. PAO dropped to second place with the same score as Unicaja, 3-1. PAO had a chance to win this game in regular time. They had the last possession with 6.3 seconds to go. The ball went to Sarunas Jasikevicius, who drove and dished to Mike Batiste (203-F-77, college: Arizona St.), who missed. Ian Vougioukas missed the follow and the game went to overtime. With 9 second left in OT Nick Calathes (198-G-89, college: Florida) scored a free throw and missed the second one, 76-78, but a violation gave the ball to CSKA with 5 seconds left. The guests managed to put the ball inbounds and escape the fouls as the clock ticked away to a new CSKA Moscow win at the always difficult OAKA. Ramunas Siskauskas (197-G-78) top-scored in victory with 14 points. Nenad Krstic (213-C-83, agency: INVICTUS Sports Group) had double-double of 13 points and 11 rebounds, while Viktor Khryapa (204-F/G-82) netted 11 pts. Andrei Kirilenko (205-F-81) was the MVP of this game with valuation 22. He had 9 points and 10 rebs. For the Greens, Kostas Kaimakoglou (206-C/F-83) collected 13 points and 5 rebounds. Nick Calathes had 11 pts and 6 rebs, while Mike Batiste stopped to 9 pts and 6 boards. Quarters: 22-19, 19-13, 16-22, 14-17, 5-7. CSKA Moscow will host Unicaja next weekend, while PAO goes to Bamberg.

Panathinaikos: Kostas Kaimakoglou 13+5 boards, Nick Calathes 11+6 boards, Mike Batiste 9+6 boards
CSKA: Ramunas Siskauskas 14, Nenad Krstic 13+11 boards, Viktor Khryapa 11, Andrei Kirilenko 9+10 boards


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  HOLLAND   


GasTerra Flames inks combo guard Jessey Voorn - by Fred Roggen
Dutch Cup-winner GasTerra Flames has reached an agreement with combo guard Jessey Voorn (193-G-90, agency: Court Side) on a deal for the remainder of the season, the club confirmed Friday.
The very talented Jessey Voorn arrived from ABC Amsterdam, where he was playing last season In the Dutch Basketball league, Voorn averaged 13.7 points, 2.8 boards and 1.5 assists in 38 appearances in over 34 minutes per game.


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  HUNGARY   


A Division Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Chad TIMBERLAKE
  Falco-Sz.
  (194-G-84)
  Avg: 23.5
 1. Timberlake, Falco-.23.5 
 2. Jones, Jaszberenyi23.2 
 3. Ivosev, Szedeak22.7 
 4. Ingram, FS Debre.21.8 
 5. Williams, Atomeromu21.4 
 6. Miskovic, Marso N.21.2 
 7. Raivio, Kaposvari20.8 
 8. Bell, Kormend20.4 
 9. Townes, Kormend19.8 
 10. Perine, ZTE K.18.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ivan MISKOVIC
  Marso N.
  (203-F/C-84)
  Avg: 12.8
 1. Miskovic, Marso N.12.8 
 2. Jones, Jaszberenyi12.0 
 3. Szabo, FS Debrecen11.0 
 4. Hines, ZTE K.10.5 
 5. Ivosev, Szedeak10.2 
 6. Pantelic, Falco-Sz.9.8 
 7. Raivio, Kaposvari8.0 
 8. Bader, Szolnok7.6 
 9. Townes, Kormend7.4 
 10. Izzo, FS Debrecen7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Laszlo KALMAN
  Falco-Sz.
  (186-G-72)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Kalman, Falco-Sz.7.5 
 2. Fekete, Marso N.6.4 
 3. Williams, Atomeromu6.0 
 4. Wilson, Kaposvari5.8 
 5. Simon, Albacomp5.6 
 6. El Amin, Albacomp5.2 
 7. Trotter, Szolnok5.2 
 8. Kelley, Kecskemeti5.2 
 9. Ingram, FS Debre.4.6 
 10. Dawson, Jaszbere.4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Stefan FEKETE
  Marso N.
  (188-G-86)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Fekete, Marso N.4.8 
 2. Kelley, Kecskemeti3.0 
 3. Levy, Szedeak2.7 
 4. Wilson, Kaposvari2.6 
 5. Baki, ZTE K.2.5 
 6. Ivosev, Szedeak2.5 
 7. Trotter, Szolnok2.4 
 8. Eilingsfeld, PVSK2.4 
 9. Wittmann, Kecsk.2.4 
 10. Raivio, Kaposvari2.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Darian TOWNES
  Kormend
  (208-F/C-84)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Townes, Kormend2.6 
 2. Jones, Jaszberenyi1.8 
 3. Morgen, Atomeromu1.6 
 4. Miskovic, Marso N.1.6 
 5. Pantelic, Falco-Sz.1.5 
 6. Levy, Szedeak1.3 
 7. Bader, Szolnok1.0 
 8. Nailon, Atomeromu1.0 
 9. Lekli, Kaposvari1.0 
 10. Ivosev, Szedeak1.0 


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


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Standings
IBA Standings
Winter League
 1. Rockford RD 3-1 
 2. Kankakee S. 2-0 
 3. Chicago R. 1-0 
 4. Gary Splash 1-1 
 5. Battle Creek K. 0-2 
 6. Lake County S. 0-3 
Spring League
 1. Holland Blast 0-0 
 2. Lansing C. 0-0 
 3. Springfield S. 0-0 


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  ICELAND   


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


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


Stats Leaders (Men)
Points Per Game
 Brandon COTTON
  Snaefell
  (183-G-85)
  Avg: 35.3
 1. Cotton, Snaefell35.3 
 2. Govens, Thor Thorl29.0 
 3. Sovic, IR25.8 
 4. Tairu, KR23.2 
 5. Bartolotta, IR22.6 
 6. Walkup, Fjolnir22.0 
 7. Echols, Njardvik21.8 
 8. Shuler, Haukar21.6 
 9. Shouse, Stjarnan21.2 
 10. Hampton, Tindasto.20.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Quincy HANKINS-COLE
  Snaef.
  (203-F-)
  Avg: 14.2
 1. Hankins-Cole, Snae.14.2 
 2. Ringgold, Thor Tho.12.2 
 3. Walkup, Fjolnir11.6 
 4. Cole, Keflavik10.7 
 5. Echols, Njardvik10.7 
 6. Shuler, Haukar10.6 
 7. Hampton, Tindastoll9.8 
 8. Tratnik, Valur9.2 
 9. Thorsteinsso., Gri.8.8 
 10. Miller, Tindastoll8.7 
Assists Per Game
 Marquis HALL
  Snaefell
  (183-G-87)
  Avg: 8
 1. Hall, Snaefell8.0 
 2. Watson, Grindavik6.5 
 3. Shouse, Stjarnan6.2 
 4. Horton, KR5.8 
 5. Claessen, IR5.7 
 6. Sigurgeirsso., Sna.5.0 
 7. Govens, Thor Thorl5.0 
 8. Miller, Tindastoll4.7 
 9. O''Neil, Fjolnir4.6 
 10. Haraldsson, Haukar4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Keith COTHRAN
  Stjarnan
  (193-G-86)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Cothran, Stjarnan3.4 
 2. Holmes, Njardvik3.2 
 3. Shouse, Stjarnan3.2 
 4. Shuler, Haukar2.8 
 5. Parker, Keflavik2.8 
 6. Dagostino, Keflavik2.0 
 7. Hall, Snaefell2.0 
 8. Watson, Grindavik1.8 
 9. Govens, Thor Thorl1.8 
 10. Gunnarsson, Kefla.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Christopher SMITH
  Haukar
  (198-F-82)
  Avg: 3
 1. Smith, Haukar3.0 
 2. Hugee, Valur2.5 
 3. Tratnik, Valur1.7 
 4. Jonsson, Snaefell1.6 
 5. Magnusson, KR1.3 
 6. Eiriksson, Fjolnir1.2 
 7. Gudbrandsson, Kefl.1.2 
 8. Ragnarsson, Fjolnir1.0 
 9. Cole, Keflavik1.0 
 10. Ringgold, Thor Th.1.0 


Express L. Round 6: Stjarnan edges Snaefell by one point - by Eurobasket News
There were many interesting games last round. The round ended with favorites losing the games and even winless team recording their first victory.

The most exciting game of round 6 in the Express L. took place in Stjarnan. This derby game ended with only one-point defeat on the road of 6th ranked Snaefell (3-3) to second ranked Stjarnan (5-1) 90-89 on Friday evening. The hosts trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 22-16 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Stjarnan looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. The best player for the winners was swingman Marvin Valdimarsson (198-81) who had a double-double by scoring 28 points and 10 rebounds. American guard Keith Cothran (193-86, college: Rhode Island) chipped in 34 points (!!!). At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Quincy Hankins-Cole (203, agency: Hoops Ambassadors) who recorded a double-double by scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds. Stjarnan maintains second position with 5-1 record behind leader Grindavik. Snaefell at the other side dropped to the fifth place with three games lost. They share the position with 4 other teams. Stjarnan are looking forward to face Njardvik (#9) in Njardvik in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Snaefell will play at home against Keflavik (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Important game to mention about took place in Keflavik. Fifth ranked Keflavik (4-2) saved a 1-point victory at home edging one of their biggest challengers Thor Thorl (3-3) 93-92 on Thursday evening. It was a good game for the former international guard Magnus Gunnarsson (186-81) who saved his team from a defeat with 26 points. Jarryd Cole contributed with 21 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. American guard Darrin Govens (185-88, college: St.Joseph's) replied with 26 points and 4 assists for Thor Thorl. Keflavik moved-up to third place, which they share with KR. Newly promoted Thor Thorl dropped to the fifth position with three games lost. They share it with 4 other teams. Keflavik will play against Snaefell (#6) in Stykkisholmur in the next round. Thor Thorl will play at home against Fjolnir and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Very important is a road loss of second ranked KR (4-2) against eighth ranked Fjolnir (3-3) on Thursday night. Visiting KR was defeated by Fjolnir in a tough game in Fjolnir 96-100. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of KR. The game was dominated by American players. Nathan Walkup had a double-double by scoring 27 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners. The best for the losing side was David Tairu with 25 points and 8 rebounds. KR's coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Fjolnir moved-up to fifth place, which they share with 4 other teams. Defending champion KR dropped to the third position with two games lost. They share it with Keflavik. Fjolnir will meet Thor Thorl (#5) in the next round. KR will play against the league's leader Grindavik and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Tindastoll can celebrate finally their first win this season after five consecutive loses. They used home court advantage to defeat Valur (0-6) 89-82. Trey Hampton notched 21 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the effort. Tindastoll (1-5) left bottom position moving up to tenth place, which they share with Haukar. It was Valur's sixth loss in a row. Newly promoted team still closes the standings with six games lost. Tindastoll's next round opponent will be Haukar (#10) in Hafnarfjordur. Valur's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Reykjavik IR.
Undefeated leader Grindavik delivered the sixth consecutive victory on Friday night. This time they crushed 10th ranked Haukar (1-5) 98-74. The best player for the winners was Giordan Watson who scored 27 points and 5 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. Undefeated Grindavik (6-0) have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain first position with a perfect record of 6 victories in a row. Loser Haukar keeps the tenth place with five games lost. Grindavik will face KR (#3) in Reykjavik in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Haukar will play at home against Tindastoll (#11) in Sauoarkrokur and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last game of round 6 Njardvik defeated IR in Njardvik 99-95.
The best stats of 6th round was 33 points (!!!) and 15 rebounds by Travis Holmes of Njardvik.



Grindavik - Haukar 98-74

Undefeated leader Grindavik delivered the sixth consecutive victory on Friday night. This time they crushed 10th ranked Haukar (1-5) 98-74. The game without a history. Grindavik led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Grindavik outrebounded Haukar 47-30 including a 35-23 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The best player for the winners was American guard Giordan Watson (178-85, college: Cent.Michigan) who scored 27 points and 5 assists. Guard Olafur Olafsson (190-90) chipped in 15 points and 8 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American swingman Jovonni Shuler (193-87, college: Savannah St.) who recorded 18 points and 9 rebounds and guard Saevar Haraldsson (184-84) added 12 points and 5 assists respectively. Four Grindavik and five Haukar players scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Grindavik (6-0) have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain first position with a perfect record of 6 victories in a row. Loser Haukar keeps the tenth place with five games lost. Grindavik will face KR (#3) in Reykjavik in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Haukar will play at home against Tindastoll (#11) in Sauoarkrokur and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Haukar: J.Shuler 18+9reb+2ast, C.Smith 15+4reb, S.Haraldsson 12+4reb+5ast, O.Sigurdarson 11+1reb+1ast, H.Oskarsson 10+1ast, D.Hermannsson 4+3reb
Grindavik: G.Watson 27+3reb+5ast, J.Bullock 15+9reb+1ast, O.Olafsson 15+8reb+3ast, T.Olafsson 14+2reb+1ast, P.Axel Vilbergsson 11+7reb+1ast, S.Thorsteinsson 8+8reb+2ast
gschID: 140096


Tindastoll - Valur 89-82

Tindastoll can celebrate finally their first win this season after five consecutive loses. They used home court advantage to defeat Valur (0-6) 89-82. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 22-16. But Valur won second period 25-24. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Tindastoll made 25-of-31 charity shots (80.6 percent) during the game. They also forced 19 Valur turnovers. 25 personal fouls committed by Valur helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American forward Trey Hampton (201-87, college: Georgia St.) notched 21 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the effort and the other American import guard Maurice Miller (187-88, college: Georgia Tech) supported him with 21 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Four Tindastoll players scored in double figures. Even a double-double of 18 points and 15 rebounds by Slovenian power forward Igor Tratnik (206-89) did not help to save the game for Valur. Guard Garrison Johnson added 23 points and 6 rebounds (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line). Tindastoll (1-5) left bottom position moving up to tenth place, which they share with Haukar. It was Valur's sixth loss in a row. Newly promoted team still closes the standings with six games lost. Tindastoll's next round opponent will be Haukar (#10) in Hafnarfjordur. Valur's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Reykjavik IR.
Top scorers:
Valur: G.Johnson 23+6reb+1ast, D.Hugee 19+5reb+3ast, I.Tratnik 18+15reb+3ast, R.Gylfason 7+3reb+2ast, A.Bracey 5+1reb+2ast, A.Dungal 4+1reb+2ast
Tindastoll: T.Hampton 21+9reb+5ast, M.Miller 21+5reb+4ast, F.Hreinsson 20+1reb, H.Viggosson 10+4reb+4ast, S.Birgisson 8+9reb+1ast, H.Margeirsson 6+1reb+4ast
gschID: 140091


Keflavik - Thor Thorl 93-92

Important game to mention about took place in Keflavik. Fifth ranked Keflavik (4-2) saved a 1-point victory at home edging one of their biggest challengers Thor Thorl (3-3) 93-92 on Thursday evening. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 29-18. But Thor Thorl won second period 22-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Keflavik shot the lights out from three nailing 12 long-distance shots on high 54.5 percentage. It was a good game for the former international guard Magnus Gunnarsson (186-81) who saved his team from a defeat with 26 points. American forward Jarryd Cole (200-88, college: Iowa) contributed with 21 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. American guard Darrin Govens (185-88, college: St.Joseph's) replied with 26 points and 4 assists and Serbian forward Marko Latinovic (202-87, college: Illinois Wesleyan, agency: 011 Sports) added 13 points and 17 rebounds in the effort for Thor Thorl. Four Thor Thorl players scored in double figures. Keflavik moved-up to third place, which they share with KR. Newly promoted Thor Thorl dropped to the fifth position with three games lost. They share it with 4 other teams. Keflavik will play against Snaefell (#6) in Stykkisholmur in the next round. Thor Thorl will play at home against Fjolnir and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Thor Thorl: D.Govens 26+4reb+4ast, G.Jonsson 23+2reb+5ast, M.Latinovic 13+17reb+1ast, D.Hilmarsson 11+5reb+2ast, M.Ringgold 9+6reb+3ast, B.Ragnarsson 5+2reb+2ast
Keflavik: M.Gunnarsson 26+4reb+1ast, J.Cole 21+8reb+2ast, S.Dagostino 19+4reb+7ast, C.Parker 8+7reb+6ast, A.Gudbrandsson 6+3reb+2ast, V.Valsson 5+1reb
gschID: 140092


Fjolnir - KR 100-96

Very important is a road loss of second ranked KR (4-2) against eighth ranked Fjolnir (3-3) on Thursday night. Visiting KR was defeated by Fjolnir in a tough game in Fjolnir 96-100. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of KR. The hosts trailed by 6 points after three quarters before their 30-20 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Fjolnir made 31-of-41 free shots (75.6 percent) during the game, while KR only scored five points from the stripe. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Fjolnir made 8 blocks. The game was dominated by American players. Forward Nathan Walkup (200-88, college: Texas A&M) had a double-double by scoring 27 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and guard Calvin O'Neil (193-85, college: Middle Tenn.St.) chipped in 31 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was guard David Tairu (191-86, college: Texas Tech, agency: TM Sports) with 25 points and 8 rebounds and guard Edward Horton (193-85, college: Murray St.) scored 24 points and 7 assists. Four KR players scored in double figures. KR's coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Fjolnir moved-up to fifth place, which they share with 4 other teams. Defending champion KR dropped to the third position with two games lost. They share it with Keflavik. Fjolnir will meet Thor Thorl (#5) in the next round. KR will play against the league's leader Grindavik and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
KR: D.Tairu 25+8reb+1ast, E.Horton 24+3reb+7ast, H.Magnusson 16+5reb+1ast, F.Magnusson 11+8reb+1ast, E.Johannsson 6+4reb+2ast, S.Ingason 5+5reb+3ast
Fjolnir: C.O'Neil 31+5reb+1ast, N.Walkup 27+14reb+4ast, A.Ragnarsson 14+11reb+3ast, H.Vilhjalmsson 8+3reb, T.Eiriksson 8+3reb+1ast, A.Gudmundsson 7+2reb+6ast
gschID: 140093


IR - Njardvik 95-99

There was a minor upset in Reykjavik where higher ranked IR (3-3) was defeated by ninth ranked Njardvik (3-3) 99-95 on Friday. The guests trailed by 12 points after first quarter, but they rallied back getting tie in the second period and winning the second half and won the game by 4 points. Njardvik outrebounded IR 42-27 including a 13-2 advantage in offensive rebounds. IR was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American guard Travis Holmes (193, college: VMI, agency: Strategic Sports) who had a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!) and 15 rebounds. The other American import power forward Cameron Echols (203-81, college: Ball St.) chipped in a double-double by scoring 28 points and 10 rebounds. Five Njardvik players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was Serbian-Canadian forward Nemanja Sovic (198-77, college: Pfeiffer) who recorded 31 points and 9 rebounds and American-Italian guard James Bartolotta (193-86, college: MIT) added 31 points respectively. Njardvik moved-up to fifth place, which they share with 4 other teams including defeated IR. Njardvik will face league's second-placed Stjarnan at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. IR's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Reykjavik to the arena Valur.
Top scorers:
IR: N.Sovic 31+9reb+2ast, J.Bartolotta 31+3reb+1ast, K.Jonasson 18+3reb+3ast, E.Onundarson 6+1reb+1ast, N.Dungal 6+6reb+5ast, E.Arnarson 3+4reb+5ast
Njardvik: T.Holmes 33+15reb+2ast, C.Echols 28+10reb, E.Fridriksson 12+4reb+5ast, O.Jonsson 10+3reb+2ast, M.Baginski 10+3reb, S.Fjeldsted 4+3reb
gschID: 140094


Stjarnan - Snaefell 90-89

The most exciting game of round 6 in the Express L. took place in Stjarnan. This derby game ended with only one-point defeat on the road of 6th ranked Snaefell (3-3) to second ranked Stjarnan (5-1) 90-89 on Friday evening. The hosts trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 22-16 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Stjarnan looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. The best player for the winners was swingman Marvin Valdimarsson (198-81) who had a double-double by scoring 28 points and 10 rebounds. American guard Keith Cothran (193-86, college: Rhode Island) chipped in 34 points (!!!). At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Quincy Hankins-Cole (203, agency: Hoops Ambassadors) who recorded a double-double by scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds and forward Jon Olafur Jonsson (199-81) added 23 points and 5 rebounds respectively. Five Snaefell players scored in double figures. Stjarnan maintains second position with 5-1 record behind leader Grindavik. Snaefell at the other side dropped to the fifth place with three games lost. They share the position with 4 other teams. Stjarnan are looking forward to face Njardvik (#9) in Njardvik in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Snaefell will play at home against Keflavik (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Snaefell: J.Olafur Jonsson 23+5reb+1ast, Q.Hankins-Cole 16+12reb+3ast, P.Sigurgeirsson 14+4reb+7ast, M.Hall 13+6reb+6ast, S.Davidsson 11+7reb+2ast, O.Torfason 7+7reb+1ast
Stjarnan: K.Cothran 34+1ast, M.Valdimarsson 28+10reb, F.Helgason 13+8reb+5ast, J.Shouse 7+2reb+10ast, S.Larusson 3+8reb+2ast, D.Jonsson 3+1ast
gschID: 140095




Valur bring in Garrison Johnson - by Eurobasket News
Valur bolstered their roster. They agreed on terms of contract with Garrison Johnson (196-G-88, agency: Strategic Sports, college: Jackson St.). The guard started the previous season in the UBA. Garrison Johnson played one game for the Southern Generals before moving to Europe. In December Garrison Johnson signed a deal with Barreirense. He notched 17.6 points, 2.8 rebounds, 1.7 assists and1.4 steals per game in LPB. It was the first pro season for the guard. Garrison Johnson graduated from Jackson State University back in 2010. He was drafted by the Springfield Armor of D-League.
Garrison Johnson has already debuted for Valur. He scored 23 points and grabbed 6 boards in an 82:89 loss against Tindastoll.


Tindastoll pick up first win - by Siggi Hjorleifsson
Tindastoll finally got their first win in the league by beating the other bottom league team Valur 89-82. Close game most of the time but five fouls on Darnell Hugee and Igor Tratnik was too much for Valur. Maurice Miller & Trey Hampton each had 21 points for Tindastoll. Garrison Johnson 23. Darnell Hugee 19 & Igor Tratnik 18 for Valur.
Fjolnir did surprise most people when they beat top team KR 100-96. Very important win for this young Fjolnir team. Calvin O''Neil< (Agent Icebasket) and Nathan Walkup (Agent Icebasket) both had a huge game O'Neil 31 points and Walkup 27 & 14 boards. For KR David Tairu 25. Ed Horton 24
Keflavik 93. Thor 92. Keflavik won this game on a buzzer from Charles Michael Parker. Thor trailing most of the game but got a lead late in the game, so a big shock to get this in your face.
Magnus Gunnarsson 26 Jarryd Cole 21 for Keflavik. Darrin Govens 26. Gudmundur Jonsson 23 for Thor


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  IRAN   


U18 WABA Championship: Iran cruise past Yemen in opener - by Eurobasket News
Iran U18 - Yemen U18 86:42

Iran celebrated the first win at the U18 WABA Championship in Tehran. The hosts stormed past Yemen for the win in the opener. Sajjad Mashayekhi (180-PG-94) scored 15 points to pace the winners.
Iran stunned their opponents in the opening frame. The hosts outscored Yemen 22:9. Iran kept on clearing off in the second quarter. They ensured a 46:17 halftime lead. Yemen failed to get any closer in the third stanza. Iran built a comfortable 68:31 advantage with one quarter remaining. The home team maintained the pressure in the fourth period and celebrated a well-deserved win at the end. Saleh Foroutannik netted 13 points, while Milad Azizi had 12 points in the win. Akbar Saeed responded with 11 points and 12 rebounds for Yemen. Alman Sadakah had 7 points in the loss.

Iran U18: Sajjad Mashayekhi 15, Saleh Foroutannik 13, Milad Azizi 12
Yemen U18: Akbar Saeed 11+12 boards, Alman Sadakah 7


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  ISRAEL   


Maccabi Electra downs Anadolu Efes in Istanbul - by Eurobasket News
Anadolu Efes - Maccabi T-A 72-79

Maccabi Electra registered crucial win against Anadolu Efes on Thursday evening. The Israeli powerhouse celebrated 72-79 victory in Istanbul jumping to 3-1 in Group C, what is currently enough for the first place. Anadolu Efes dropped to 2-2 and joined three others teams. A three-pointer by Sasha Vujacic (200-G-84) tied it at 70-70 with 2 minutes to go but David Blu (201-F-80, college: USC), Tal Burstein and Jordan Farmar (188-PG-86, college: UCLA) combined for 9-of-10 free throws in crunch time to lead Maccabi to a very valuable road win. Jordan Farmar stepped up with 18 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists (valuation 27). David Blu scored 15 points, while Sofoklis Schortsanitis (206-C-85) and Lior Eliyahu (206-F/C-85, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) netted 12 pts each. Efes got 21 points from Sasha Vujacic. Stanko Barac (217-C-86) had 17 points and was the last one with double digits in scoring. Quarters: 13-14, 22-24, 18-21, 19-20. Maccabi will play against Charleroi next week, while Anadolu Efes will travel to Madrid.

Anadolu Efes: Sasha Vujacic 21, Stanko Barac 17
Maccabi: Jordan Farmar 18+5 boards+5 as, David Blu 15, Sofoklis Schortsanitis 12+5 boards, Lior Eliyahu 12


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  ITALY   


Emporio Armani celebrates in Charleroi, shines in Q4 - by Eurobasket News
Charleroi - Armani MI 76-81

Emporio Armani celebrated valuable victory in Charleroi on Thursday evening. The Milano team handed 76-81 defeat to its host and improved to 2-2 record in Group C (same as Partizan, Real Madrid and Anadolu Efes). On the other side, Charleroi closes the standings in this pool with 1-3. Antonis Fotsis (210-F-81) led the winners with 19 points. Danilo Gallinari (205-G/F-88, agency: Players Group) had 17 and Ioannis Bourousis (212-C-83, agency: FCM) nailed 11 pts. In Charleroi, Demond Mallet (185-G-78, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: McNeese St.) was better than the others with 21 points. Caleb Green (203-F-85, college: ORU) (8 rebs) and Christophe Beghin (207-F-80, agency: Court Side) had 12 and 11 pts. Emporio Armani had impressive finish, which allowed them to win this game. Quarters: 11-14, 23-16, 24-23, 18-28. Milano will host Partizan next weekend, while Charleroi goes to Tel-Aviv.

Charleroi: Demond Mallet 21, Caleb Green 12+8 boards, Christophe Beghin 11
Milano: Antonis Fotsis 19, Danilo Gallinari 17, Ioannis Bourousis 11


Regal Barca easily beats Montepaschi, 92-75 - by Eurobasket News
FCB Regal - Montepaschi 92-75

Regal Barca celebrated in the battle between two Euroleague giants. The Spanish champion had no troubles to beat the Italian champ 92-75 keeping the perfect record in Group D. Both teams had 3-0 before this meeting, but Montepaschi dropped to second place now. Barca took control on Montepaschi from the beginning and kept the safe distance for rest of the way. Chuck Eidson (202-F/G-80, agency: Court Side, college: S.Carolina) shined for the hosts with 22 points and 6 rebounds (valuation 34). Erazem Lorbek (209-F/C-84, college: Michigan St.) scored 17, while Boniface Ndong (213-C-77) helped with 15 points and 7 rebs. Bo McCalebb (183-PG-85, college: New Orleans) responded with 20 points in loss and Ksistof Lavrinovic (210-C-79) had 13 pts, plus 8 rebs. David Andersen (212-C-80) delivered 12 points. Quarters: 24-12, 16-16, 23-22, 29-25. Next week, Barca will play against Galatasaray as a guest. Montepaschi waits winless Asseco Prokom.

Regal Barca: Chuck Eidson 22+6 boards, Erazem Lorbek 17, Boniface Ndong 15+7 boards
Montepaschi: Bo McCalebb 20, Ksistof Lavrinovic 13+8 boards, David Andersen 12


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  JAPAN   


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


BJ League Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Wendell WHITE
  Oita H.
  (198-G-84)
  Avg: 22.4
 1. White, Oita H.22.4 
 2. Palmer, Fukuoka22.3 
 3. Parker, Shimane SM21.9 
 4. Flowers, Saitama21.4 
 5. Hargrow, Chiba J.20.6 
 6. Washington, Osaka20.1 
 7. Humphrey, Saitama19.8 
 8. Fitzgerald, Sendai19.0 
 9. Gardener, Akita NH18.6 
 10. Roberts, Shins.18.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Chris HOLM
  Niigata Albirex
  (212-C/F-84)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Holm, Niigata Albi.11.2 
 2. Dora, Miyazaki SS11.1 
 3. Roberts, Shins.10.8 
 4. Ocitti, Akita NH10.6 
 5. McFarland, Yokoham.10.5 
 6. Searcy, Toyama G.10.5 
 7. Newton, Okinawa GK10.4 
 8. Mims, Sendai 89ers10.1 
 9. Rickert, Kyoto H.10.0 
 10. Nunnally, Takamat.10.0 
Assists Per Game
 Edward YAMAMOTO
  Shima.
  (173-PG-86)
  Avg: 7
 1. Yamamoto, Shima.7.0 
 2. Satterfield, Saita.6.6 
 3. Gardener, Akita NH5.6 
 4. Takushi, Oita H.5.3 
 5. Dukes, Sendai 89e.4.9 
 6. Kabaya, Yokohama.4.8 
 7. Dixon, Hamamats.4.2 
 8. Shimizu, Miyazaki.4.1 
 9. Saito, Shinshu BW4.1 
 10. Takeno, Fukuoka4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin PALMER
  Fukuoka .
  (198-G/F-87)
  Avg: 3
 1. Palmer, Fukuoka3.0 
 2. Staten, Chiba Jets2.5 
 3. Arnold, Hamamats.2.5 
 4. Okosa, Okinawa GK2.3 
 5. Parker, Shimane SM2.1 
 6. Humphrey, Saitama2.1 
 7. Lyons, Miyazaki SS1.9 
 8. Saito, Shinshu BW1.8 
 9. Fitzgerald, Sendai1.8 
 10. Kabaya, Yokohama.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Lawrence BLACKLEDGE
  Osaka E.
  (206-F-86)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Blackledge, Osaka3.6 
 2. Davis, Shimane SM3.0 
 3. McHenry, Okina.2.0 
 4. Williams, Takamats.1.9 
 5. Hughes, Shinshu BW1.9 
 6. Marshall, Osaka E.1.8 
 7. Ocitti, Akita NH1.6 
 8. Singleton, Sendai1.6 
 9. Flowers, Saitama1.6 
 10. Ashby, Shiga L.1.5 


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  JORDAN   


U18 WABA Championship: Syria trounce Jordan in Tehran - by Eurobasket News
Syria U18 - Jordan U18 108:63

Syria registered victory at the start of U18 WABA Championship. They knocked down Jordan behind 21 points from Ockba Baghajati (182-G-94).
Syria dominated from the starting minutes. They recorded a 24:7 lead after ten minutes of action. They kept Jordan at bay throughout the second frame. Pance Milevski team established a comfortable 49:24 halftime lead. Syria opened the second half on a 17:4 run to get even bigger advantage. They enjoyed an 80:42 lead with ten minutes remaining. Syria kept the pressure and sealed the victory in the fourth quarter. Mohammed Hashem knocked down 18 points, while Mahmmoud Trub added 13 points and 6 boards for the winners. Adham Salim answered with 20 points for Jordan. Mamoon Bukhari netted 8 points in the loss.

Syria U18: Ockba Baghajati 21, Mohammed Hashem 18, Mahmmoud Trub 13
Jordan U18: Adham Salim 20, Mamoon Bukhari 8


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  KOSOVO   


Futura captures free Spaqi - by Dren Shporta
The newly promoted team in BKT Superliga, Futura, has registered Prizren born guard Valentin Spaqi (194-G-79). Spaqi played for five years with Sigal Prishtina to return this year to his native club Bashkimi. Only after three games played, Spaqi left the club for the some personal reasons.

Futuras coach Jeton Nixha needs experience in his young team which has not registered a single win in BKT Superliga. They found free Spaqi who has won everything possible in kosovan basketball and it seems to be a great addition to the club. Futura this weekend will play against league leaders Trepca, the team that is actually flying in BKT Superliga and registering only victories.



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  LIGA SUDAMERICANA   


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Fernando MARTINEZ
  Malvin
  (170-PG-79)
  Avg: 21
 1. Martinez, Malvin21.0 
 2. Vieira, Pinheiro.20.0 
 3. Romero, Cent.Apure18.0 
 4. Garcia Moral., Big.17.7 
 5. Giovannoni, BRB/B.17.7 
 6. Gutierrez, Obras17.3 
 7. Ribeiro, BR.17.3 
 8. Salas Flores, Orgu.16.7 
 9. Guillent, Orgullo16.0 
 10. Ortiz, Orgullo Pa.15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Guilherme GIOVANNONI
  BRB/B.
  (202-F-80)
  Avg: 9.7
 1. Giovannoni, BRB/B.9.7 
 2. Smith, Malvin9.0 
 3. Gutierrez, Obras9.0 
 4. Romero, Cent.Apure8.7 
 5. Rodriguez, Pinhei.8.3 
 6. Jeffries, Malvin8.3 
 7. Devaughn, Amistad8.3 
 8. Salas Flores, Orgu.7.7 
 9. Newsome, Malvin7.7 
 10. Myvett, Amistad7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Welington DOS SANTOS
  BRB/B.
  (185-PG-81)
  Avg: 8
 1. Dos Santos, BRB/B.8.0 
 2. Langsdorff, BRB/B.6.0 
 3. Martinez, Malvin5.7 
 4. Figueroa, Pinheiro.5.3 
 5. Farias, Cent.Apure5.0 
 6. Jeffries, Malvin5.0 
 7. Fitipaldo, Malvin4.7 
 8. Guillent, Orgullo4.3 
 9. Osimani, Obras4.3 
 10. Vieira, Pinheiro.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Keith ACOSTA
  Amistad
  (193-G/F-76)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Acosta, Amistad3.3 
 2. Ribeiro, BR.2.7 
 3. Devaughn, Amistad2.7 
 4. Langsdorff, BRB/B.2.3 
 5. Rodriguez, Pinhei.2.0 
 6. Mazzaro, Obras1.7 
 7. Pinto, Pinheiro.1.7 
 8. Fitipaldo, Malvin1.7 
 9. Stallworth, Pinhei.1.7 
 10. Figueroa, Pinheir.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Antoine BROXSIE
  Cent.Apure
  (209-F-79)
  Avg: 3
 1. Broxsie, Cent.Apure3.0 
 2. Ferreira, Pinheiro.1.7 
 3. Morro, Pinheiro.1.3 
 4. Bonilla, Orgullo1.3 
 5. de Souza, BRB/B.1.0 
 6. Devaughn, Amistad1.0 
 7. Reis, BR.1.0 
 8. Myles, Malvin1.0 
 9. Gutierrez, Obras0.7 
 10. Romero, Cent.Apure0.7 


Standings
Liga Sudamericana Standings
Group A
 1. Obras 3-0 
 2. Pinheiros/Sky 2-1 
 3. Bigua 1-2 
 4. Orgullo Paisa 0-3 
Group B
 1. Malvin 3-0 
 2. BRB/Brasilia 2-1 
 3. Cent.Apure 1-2 
 4. Amistad 0-3 
Group C
 1. Atenas 2-0 
 2. Flamengo 1-1 
 3. UTE 0-2 


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  LITHUANIA   


Zalgiris beats Brose Baskets for the first win - by Eurobasket News
Zalgiris - Brose Baskets 81-70

Zalgiris registered first Euroleague win this season. The Kaunas team was too strong for Brose Baskets joining them with 1-3 record in Group B. They currently share position No.4. Sonny Weems (198-G/F-86, college: Arkansas) stepped up for the hosts with 22 points and 6 rebounds. Marko Popovic (185-G-82, agency: Alti Sport, college: S.Idaho JC) and Milovan Rakovic (208-C-85) (6 rebs) followed him with 13 and 12 points respectively. In Brose Baskets, experienced Predrag Suput (200-F-77, agency: Beo Basket) was better than the others with 19 points and 5 rebounds. Marcus Slaughter (204-C/F-85, college: San Diego St.) had 11 points and 8 boards, and Julius Jenkins (187-PG-81, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Georgia Southern) stopped to 10 pts in this meeting. Quarters: 28-21, 18-22, 14-10, 21-17. Zalgiris goes to Zagreb next week. Brose Basket will host the reigning Eurileague champion - Panathinaikos.

Zalgiris: Sonny Weems 22+6 boards, Marko Popovic 13, Milovan Rakovic 12+6 boards
Brose Baskets: Predrag Suput 19+5 boards, Marcus Slaughter 11+8 boards, Julius Jenkins 10


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


Stats Leaders - NKL
Points Per Game
 Vidmantas UZKURAITIS
  Delikate.
  (189-G-85)
  Avg: 23.6
 1. Uzkuraitis, Delika.23.6 
 2. Vingelis, LKKA-.23.3 
 3. Maneikis, Meresta21.9 
 4. Lengvinas, Nafta20.3 
 5. Sragauskis, LKKA-.18.2 
 6. Pancerevas, Silute17.4 
 7. Brown, Mazeikiai17.1 
 8. Rakauskas, Radvili.17.0 
 9. Mineikis, Radvilis.16.9 
 10. Gudaitis, Gargzdai16.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Arturas GUDAITIS
  Gargzdai
  (208-C-93)
  Avg: 10.6
 1. Gudaitis, Gargzdai10.6 
 2. Mineikis, Radvilis.10.3 
 3. Ambrulaitis, Ezeru.10.1 
 4. Vaitiekunas, Triob.8.2 
 5. Tamasevicius, Silu.8.0 
 6. Kumpys, Nafta U.7.9 
 7. Jogela, Zalgir.7.9 
 8. Jucikas, AB.7.7 
 9. Pikalavicius, Deli.7.5 
 10. Kazakauskas, Naf.7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Paulius MALASAUSKAS
  LKKA-.
  (190-G-91)
  Avg: 6
 1. Malasauskas, LKKA.6.0 
 2. Razutis, Silute5.4 
 3. Kvedaraviciu., Del.5.3 
 4. Artamonov, Meresta5.1 
 5. Varanauskas, Stat.5.0 
 6. Semaska, Perla.4.7 
 7. Rakauskas, Radvili.4.7 
 8. Venskus, Nafta U.4.5 
 9. Vasiliauskas, Trio.4.4 
 10. Vingelis, LKKA-.4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Tauras JOGELA
  Zalgir.
  (201-F-93)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Jogela, Zalgir.3.1 
 2. Slivka, Meresta2.6 
 3. Paliukenas, S.Marc.2.4 
 4. Vileita, Perla.2.2 
 5. Brown, Mazeikiai2.1 
 6. Kazakauskas, Naft.2.0 
 7. Uzkuraitis, Delika.1.9 
 8. Narusis, Ezerunas.1.9 
 9. Venskus, Nafta U.1.9 
 10. Malasauskas, LKK.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Tomas URBONAS
  LK.
  (214-C-92)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Urbonas, LK.3.6 
 2. Jucikas, AB.1.8 
 3. Gudaitis, Gargzdai1.7 
 4. Pupinis, Matinga-.1.5 
 5. Stakenas, Statyba1.3 
 6. Krestinin, S.Marc.1.2 
 7. Vaitiekunas, Triob.1.1 
 8. Gvazdaitis, Mating.1.0 
 9. Kymantas, Zalgir.1.0 
 10. Giedraitis, ABRO-.0.9 


NKL Round 11: Perlas-MRU defeats leader Delikatesas - by Eurobasket News
The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with defeat of the leader, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked Delikatesas (8-3) in Vilnius on Friday night. Visitors were defeated by sixth ranked Perlas-MRU (7-4) 81-75. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 81-75. Perlas-MRU outrebounded Delikatesas 42-30 including a 19-7 advantage in offensive rebounds. Forward Mantas Kazonas (202-F-89) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 13 rebounds. Forward Tadas Padegimas (201-90) contributed with 12 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Perlas-MRU's coach Mindaugas Sakalauskas used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Guard Vidmantas Uzkuraitis (189-85) answered with 22 points for Delikatesas. Perlas-MRU have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Zalgiris-Sabonio and Matinga-Juod. Delikatesas at the other side still keeps top position with three games lost. They share it with Radviliskis. Perlas-MRU is looking forward to face bottom-ranked ABRO-Universitetas (#16) in Siauliai in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Delikatesas will play at home against Triobet (#8) in Jonava and is hoping to win this game.
Another interesting game for LKKA-Atletas (7-5) which played in Vilnius against Statyba (6-6). Seventh ranked LKKA-Atletas had an easy win 96-82. It was a great evening for guard Sarunas Vingelis (192-89) who led his team to a victory scoring 35 points (!!!) and 4 assists. Tomas Urbonas helped adding 15 points and 11 rebounds. Forward Remigijus Sugintas (196-87) responded with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 12 rebounds. Statyba's coach Gintautas Regina rotated twelve players and allowed the starting five to rest. LKKA-Atletas moved-up to sixth place. Statyba lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the ninth position with six games lost. LKKA-Atletas will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Statyba will play again at home against LKKA-Atletas (#6) in Kaunas and hopes to get back on the winning track.
A very close game took place in Klaipeda between Mazeikiai and Nafta Universitetas. Fifteenth ranked Mazeikiai (4-7) got a very close victory on the road over higher ranked Nafta Universitetas (6-5). Mazeikiai managed to escape with a 3-point win 80-77 on Friday evening. It was an exceptional evening for Janas Jurgo who led the winners and scored 19 points and 7 rebounds. Evaldas Lengvinas came up with 23 points (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) for Nafta Universitetas in the defeat. Mazeikiai moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with Silute and S.Marciulionio. Loser Nafta Universitetas keeps the seventh position with five games lost. They share it with Triobet. Mazeikiai will meet at home higher ranked Meresta (#11) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Nafta Universitetas will play against Matinga-Juod. (#3) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Statyba (6-6) and Meresta (5-6), which took place in Pakruojis. Higher ranked Statyba lost to twelfth ranked Meresta in a road game 77-90. The best player for the winners was Audrius Maneikis who scored 24 points and 5 rebounds (on 12-of-15 shooting from the field). Both coaches used bench players saving starting five for next games. Meresta have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to tenth place, which they share with Ezerunas-Karys. Statyba lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the ninth position with six games lost. Meresta's next round opponent will be Mazeikiai (#14) on the road.
The game between second ranked Radviliskis (8-3) and 16th ranked ABRO-Universitetas (2-9) in Radviliskis on Friday ended with biggest points difference. Radviliskis outscored guests from Siauliai 78-45. Juozas Ramanauskas orchestrated the victory by scoring 17 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. Radviliskis have a solid series of three victories in a row. They used an opportunity after Delikatesas lost their game and moved up joining them at the top position. Loser ABRO-Universitetas stay at the bottom place with nine games lost. Radviliskis will face Ezerunas-Karys (#10) in Moletai in the next round and are hoping to win another game. ABRO-Universitetas will play at home against Perlas-MRU (#5) in Vilnius.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 11: Matinga-Juod. beat S.Marciulionio on the road 68-61. Zalgiris-Sabonio won against Ezerunas-Karys on its own court 91-83. Gargzdai unfortunately lost to LKKA-Atletas in Kaunas 73-89. Triobet rolled over Silute at home 90-70.


S.Marciulionio - Matinga-Juod. 61-68

No shocking result in a game when fourth ranked Matinga-Juod. (7-4) beat on the road 13th ranked S.Marciulionio (4-7) 68-61 on Friday. The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 25-15. But S.Marciulionio won fourth quarter 16-13. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Matinga-Juod. made 8 blocks. Guard Zilvinas Kuklierius (180-85) orchestrated the victory by scoring 23 points and 5 rebounds. Forward Karolis Pupinis (200-88) contributed with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Forward Vaidas Trepocka (200-80, agency: Court Side) answered with 13 points and 8 rebounds and forward Denis Krestinin (200-94) added 12 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for S.Marciulionio. Matinga-Juod. moved-up to third place, which they share with Zalgiris-Sabonio and Perlas-MRU. Loser S.Marciulionio dropped to the twelfth position with seven games lost. Matinga-Juod. will face Nafta Universitetas (#7) in Klaipeda in the next round. S.Marciulionio will play on the road against Silute (#12) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Matinga-Juod.: Z.Kuklierius 23+5reb+2ast, K.Pupinis 11+10reb+2ast, A.Krivonis 8+2reb+1ast, L.Chmieliauskas 7+3reb, M.Uzupis 7+3reb, A.Birgelis 6+1reb+3ast
S.Marciulionio: V.Trepocka 13+8reb+1ast, D.Krestinin 12+8reb, M.Niparavicius 9+3reb+2ast, J.Elvikis 9+7reb+2ast, P.Naraskevicius 6+3reb+2ast, O.Olisevicius 6+4reb+1ast
gschID: 148351


Statyba - LKKA-Atletas 82-96

Another interesting game for LKKA-Atletas (7-5) which played in Vilnius against Statyba (6-6). Seventh ranked LKKA-Atletas had an easy win 96-82. It was a very close game until the last quarter, when LKKA-Atletas's pressure prevailed and they won that period 29-18 extending their advantage to 14 points. They shot the lights out from three nailing 15 long-distance shots on high 55.6 percentage. LKKA-Atletas players were unselfish on offense dishing 27 assists comparing to just 14 passes made by Statyba's players. It was a great evening for guard Sarunas Vingelis (192-89) who led his team to a victory scoring 35 points (!!!) and 4 assists. Center Tomas Urbonas (214-92) helped adding 15 points and 11 rebounds. Forward Remigijus Sugintas (196-87) responded with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 12 rebounds and guard Ovidijus Varanauskas (187-91) scored 21 points. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Statyba's coach Gintautas Regina rotated twelve players and allowed the starting five to rest. LKKA-Atletas moved-up to sixth place. Statyba lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the ninth position with six games lost. LKKA-Atletas will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Statyba will play again at home against LKKA-Atletas (#6) in Kaunas and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
LKKA-Atletas: S.Vingelis 35+1reb+4ast, V.Sragauskis 20+3reb+3ast, T.Urbonas 15+11reb, T.Tamosiunas 13+3reb+2ast, D.Gricius 6+1reb+2ast, P.Malasauskas 5+2reb+10ast
Statyba: O.Varanauskas 21+2reb+2ast, R.Sugintas 18+12reb+1ast, T.Rinkunas 13+2reb+1ast, E.Zukauskas 10+2reb+2ast, L.Kazlauskas 6+3reb+3ast, M.Budzinauskas 6+3ast
gschID: 159052


Zalgiris-Sabonio - Ezerunas-Karys 91-83

Very expected game when 8th ranked Ezerunas-Karys (5-6) lost to third ranked Zalgiris-Sabonio (7-4) in Kaunas 83-91 on Friday. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 29-18. But Ezerunas-Karys won second period 25-23. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Zalgiris-Sabonio won last quarter 20-14. Forward Tauras Jogela (201-93) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds. Forward Vaidas Kariniauskas (198-93) contributed with 19 points and 5 assists for the winners. Forward Eimantas Narusis (201-86) answered with 22 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and swingman Benas Steponenas (195-83) added 18 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for Ezerunas-Karys. Four Ezerunas-Karys players scored in double figures. Zalgiris-Sabonio maintains third place with 7-4 record behind leader Delikatesas, which they share with Perlas-MRU and Matinga-Juod. Newly promoted Ezerunas-Karys dropped to the tenth position with six games lost. Zalgiris-Sabonio will face Gargzdai-Bremena (#15) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Ezerunas-Karys will play against the league's second-placed Radviliskis (#2).
Top scorers:
Zalgiris-Sabonio: V.Kariniauskas 19+4reb+5ast, T.Jogela 18+10reb+3ast, K.Vecvagars 11+4reb+4ast, R.Simanavicius 10+1reb, T.Dimsa 9+5reb+1ast, R.Jakstas 8+4reb+1ast
Ezerunas-Karys: E.Narusis 22+6reb+4ast, B.Steponenas 18+5reb+5ast, P.Lescinskas 13+1reb+5ast, M.Kugauda 11+5reb, G.Andrijauskas 7+3reb+2ast, E.Zinevicius 6+2reb
gschID: 148347


LKKA-Atletas - Gargzdai 89-73

Very predictable result when seventh ranked LKKA-Atletas (7-5) won against 14th ranked Gargzdai-Bremena (3-8) in Kaunas 89-73 on Friday. LKKA-Atletas moved-up to sixth place. Gargzdai-Bremena lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team dropped to the fifteenth position with eight games lost. LKKA-Atletas will face Statyba (#9) in Vilnius in the next round. Gargzdai-Bremena will play at home against Zalgiris-Sabonio (#4) in Kaunas.
gschID: 148348


Meresta - Statyba 90-77

Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Statyba (6-6) and Meresta (5-6), which took place in Pakruojis. Higher ranked Statyba lost to twelfth ranked Meresta in a road game 77-90. The game without a history. Meresta led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. The best player for the winners was forward Audrius Maneikis (203-84, college: Motlow St. CC) who scored 24 points and 5 rebounds (on 12-of-15 shooting from the field). Guard Liudas Radavicius (188-88) chipped in a double-double by scoring 14 points and 11 rebounds. Forward Remigijus Sugintas (196-87) produced 15 points and 6 rebounds and guard Mindaugas Budzinauskas (198-73) added 10 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players saving starting five for next games. Meresta have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to tenth place, which they share with Ezerunas-Karys. Statyba lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the ninth position with six games lost. Meresta's next round opponent will be Mazeikiai (#14) on the road.
Top scorers:
Meresta: A.Maneikis 24+5reb+2ast, S.Slivka 15+4reb+1ast, L.Radavicius 14+11reb+1ast, A.Galkauskas 13+2ast, D.Keburys 12+4reb+1ast, K.Artamonov 6+5reb+7ast
Statyba: R.Sugintas 15+6reb+1ast, T.Rinkunas 13+3reb+1ast, O.Varanauskas 12+3reb+2ast, M.Budzinauskas 10+5reb+3ast, E.Zukauskas 9+5reb+3ast, L.Kazlauskas 8+2reb
gschID: 148349


Nafta Universitetas - Mazeikiai 77-80

A very close game took place in Klaipeda between Mazeikiai and Nafta Universitetas. Fifteenth ranked Mazeikiai (4-7) got a very close victory on the road over higher ranked Nafta Universitetas (6-5). Mazeikiai managed to escape with a 3-point win 80-77 on Friday evening. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Nafta Universitetas won third quarter 25-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Mazeikiai won last quarter 25-23. It was an exceptional evening for forward Janas Jurgo (200-83) who led the winners and scored 19 points and 7 rebounds. Forward Dainius Vaitelis (201-86) accounted for 17 points and 8 rebounds for the winning side. Four Mazeikiai players scored in double figures. Guard Evaldas Lengvinas (190-89) came up with 23 points (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) and forward Dainius Zvinklys (202-90) added 17 points and 7 rebounds respectively for Nafta Universitetas in the defeat. Mazeikiai moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with Silute and S.Marciulionio. Loser Nafta Universitetas keeps the seventh position with five games lost. They share it with Triobet. Mazeikiai will meet at home higher ranked Meresta (#11) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Nafta Universitetas will play against Matinga-Juod. (#3) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
Mazeikiai: J.Jurgo 19+7reb+2ast, D.Vaitelis 17+8reb+2ast, P.Brown 15+4reb+3ast, R.Trakimas 11+3reb, M.Simonavicius 6+1reb, M.Norkus 6+3reb
Nafta Universitetas: E.Lengvinas 23+2reb+3ast, D.Zvinklys 17+7reb+1ast, V.Chodosovskis 7+6reb+3ast, D.Norkus 7+4reb+2ast, M.Kumpys 7+8reb+1ast, D.Anuzis 5+2reb+6ast
gschID: 148350


Triobet - Silute 90-70

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 11th ranked Silute's (4-7) road loss to tenth ranked Triobet (6-5) in Jonava 70-90 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Triobet. Silute was better in fourth quarter 26-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Triobet forced 27 Silute turnovers and outrebounded them 41-30 including 32 on the defensive glass. Silute was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. Forward Henrikas Vorotnikovas (202-90) orchestrated the victory by scoring 17 points and 7 rebounds. Guard Audrius Vasiliauskas (189-82) contributed with 8 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. Four Triobet players scored in double figures. Triobet's coach Kestutis Narusevicius used entire bench and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Guard Ignas Razutis (185-87) answered with 14 points and 5 assists and guard Vitalis Pancerevas (183-87, college: Weatherford JC) added 12 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Silute. Triobet moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Nafta Universitetas. Silute lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the twelfth position with seven games lost. Triobet will face league's leader Delikatesas in Joniskis in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Silute will play against S.Marciulionio (#13) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Triobet: H.Vorotnikovas 17+7reb+1ast, V.Kruzikas 13+3reb+1ast, R.Juknevicius 13+3reb, T.Sebeziovas 11+1reb+3ast, A.Vasiliauskas 8+8reb+7ast, P.Vaitiekunas 6+8reb
Silute: I.Razutis 14+4reb+5ast, V.Pancerevas 12+5reb+1ast, E.Ramanauskas 11+7reb, E.Jurkus 8+1reb, M.Tamasevicius 7+2reb+1ast, E.Saulys 6+1reb
gschID: 148344


Perlas-MRU - Delikatesas 81-75

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked Delikatesas (8-3) in Vilnius on Friday night. Visitors were defeated by sixth ranked Perlas-MRU (7-4) 81-75. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 81-75. Perlas-MRU outrebounded Delikatesas 42-30 including a 19-7 advantage in offensive rebounds. Forward Mantas Kazonas (202-89) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 13 rebounds. Forward Tadas Padegimas (201-90) contributed with 12 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Perlas-MRU's coach Mindaugas Sakalauskas used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Guard Vidmantas Uzkuraitis (189-85) answered with 22 points and swingman Vytautas-Edvardas Pikalavicius (196-90) added 16 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Delikatesas. Five Perlas-MRU and four Delikatesas players scored in double figures. Perlas-MRU have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Zalgiris-Sabonio and Matinga-Juod. Delikatesas at the other side still keeps top position with three games lost. They share it with Radviliskis. Perlas-MRU is looking forward to face bottom-ranked ABRO-Universitetas (#16) in Siauliai in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Delikatesas will play at home against Triobet (#8) in Jonava and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Perlas-MRU: M.Virbalas 13+4reb, E.Molosciakas 12+1reb+2ast, T.Padegimas 12+8reb+2ast, K.Brusokas 12+8reb+2ast, P.Semaska 10+4reb+4ast, M.Kazonas 10+13reb
Delikatesas: V.Uzkuraitis 22+4reb+3ast, V.Jatulevicius 17+1reb+3ast, V.Pikalavicius 16+6reb+2ast, P.Klemas 11+6reb+3ast, A.Kvedaravicius 5+7reb+7ast, I.Lianzbergas 2+1reb
gschID: 148345


Radviliskis - ABRO-Univ. 78-45

The game between second ranked Radviliskis (8-3) and 16th ranked ABRO-Universitetas (2-9) in Radviliskis on Friday ended with biggest points difference. Radviliskis outscored guests from Siauliai 78-45. The game without a history. Radviliskis led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding ABRO-Universitetas to just 7 points in first quarter. They outrebounded ABRO-Universitetas 50-26 including a 36-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. Center Juozas Ramanauskas (207-85) orchestrated the victory by scoring 17 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. Center Rokas Grinius (204-88) contributed with 12 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Center Julius Jucikas (205-89) answered with 13 points and 6 rebounds and guard Rokas Giedraitis (195-92) added 7 points in the effort for ABRO-Universitetas. Radviliskis have a solid series of three victories in a row. They used an opportunity after Delikatesas lost their game and moved up joining them at the top position. Loser ABRO-Universitetas stay at the bottom place with nine games lost. Radviliskis will face Ezerunas-Karys (#10) in Moletai in the next round and are hoping to win another game. ABRO-Universitetas will play at home against Perlas-MRU (#5) in Vilnius.
Top scorers:
Radviliskis: J.Ramanauskas 17+9reb+5ast, R.Grinius 12+8reb+1ast, M.Pukinskas 11+5reb+4ast, R.Rauktys 9+4reb+3ast, L.Pipiras 7+10reb+2ast, A.Mineikis 7+6reb+1ast
ABRO-Univ.: J.Jucikas 13+6reb, A.Gurklys 7+3reb, R.Giedraitis 7+3reb+2ast, A.Kurauskas 7+1reb+3ast, P.Rasamavicius 5+6reb+1ast, N.Mika 2+1reb+2ast
gschID: 148346




Laurynas Mikalauskas returns to Naglis - by Eurobasket News
Naglis Palangos strengthened their roster. They landed Laurynas Mikalauskas (205-F-85, college: Virginia). The forward is not new to the team. He played for Naglis for several months last season. Laurynas Mikalauskas tallied 14.7 points, 6.7 rebounds and 1.0 assist per game in LKL. In Baltic League his stats read 12.7 points and 6.4 rebounds. Laurynas Mikalauskas started the previous season with Barons Riga. The forward produced 11.0 points and 5.3 rebounds per appearance in LBL. He finished the season with Nevezis Kedainiai. Laurynas Mikalauskas posted 7.5 points and 4.0 rebounds in LKL. In Baltic League he delivered 8.8 points, 4.8 rebounds. Eurobasket.com named Laurynas Mikalauskas All-Lithuanian LKL Newcomer of the Year.

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Stern proposes 72-game season - by Eurobasket News
In what amounts to the league's last and best proposal in a labor standoff now into its fifth month, NBA commissioner David Stern on Thursday offered his locked-out players a 72-game season that would start Dec. 15.

Yet the league's latest pitch, according to sources briefed on its contents after adjustments were made Thursday night, contained what the union regards as miniscule financial inducements for the players after nearly 24 hours of negotiations this week. And that clearly disappointed union leaders who were expecting more after they made a commitment earlier in the week, for the first time since the lockout began, to accept a 50/50 split of annual Basketball Related Income.

NBPA executive director Billy Hunter struggled to mask how underwhelmed he was by the new proposal even as he was telling reporters that he would present it to the player representatives from all 30 teams as early as Monday as a possible prelude to a vote from the union's estimated 450 members.

'It's not the greatest proposal in the world,' Hunter said. 'But I have an obligation to at least present it to our membership. So that's what we're going to do.'

If the players take the deal, Stern and deputy commissioner Adam Silver said the league would start the season with a compressed free-agency period and training camp and start the playoffs and the NBA Finals one week later than usual to accommodate the 72-game regular season.

'We don't expect them to love every aspect of our revised proposal,' Stern conceded. 'I would say that there are many teams that don't like every aspect of our revised proposal.

' (But) we moved as far as we could and now we're at where we're at.'

The ominous response from one source on the players' side, who expects the union to reject the proposal next week after learning of the tweaks offered by the league on the five or so 'system' issues that have kept the parties at an impasse: 'Nothing was addressed. It's basically the same offer as it was before.

'No way this deal gets taken (by the players). They didn't move on any system issues that concerned us. It's still basically (like) a hard cap with very restrictive rules for player movement.'

Sources on the owners' side counter that claim by pointing to the fact that they raised the value of the so-called mini mid-level exception that would be afforded to luxury-tax teams every other season from $2.5 million to $3 million in the first year of a three-year deal and added a new cap exception, with restrictions, worth $2.5 million. But as another player close to the talks told ESPN.com late Thursday night: 'I don't see what new there is to look over. A jump of $500,000 on a mini mid-level isn't getting anyone to change their stance.'

The league is clearly banking on the premise that a majority of players, angry as some might be, would rather play than continue this labor battle and will ultimately relent if this offer is put up for a vote. Voting for the deal and playing out a 72-game season likely enables players to return to work with only one missed paycheck, while voting this deal down increases the likelihood the entire 2011-12 season will be canceled.

It is likewise conceivable that a rising decertification movement will be underway when the union is deciding whether to take or pass on the league's offer early next week. Sources close to the decertification movement told ESPN.com there was a growing desire, as of Thursday night, to start the decertification clock as soon as possible by filing a petition with the National Labor Relations Boards calling for a decertification vote -- with the signatures of more than 200 players -- as soon as possible.

A firm decertification timetable won't be established before Friday at the earliest, but sources said that Monday is the target date to file the petition, factoring in that Friday is the Veteran's Day holiday.

Hunter himself acknowledged in a Tuesday night interview with NBA TV that the fast-moving decertification push -- fronted most notably Boston Celtics star Paul Pierce -- has 'close to' 200 players in the process of signing a petition that would trigger a decertification vote. The movement, sources said, has grown to include more than the original seven agents (Mark Bartelstein, Bill Duffy, Dan Fegan, Leon Rose, Jeff Schwartz, Arn Tellem and Henry Thomas) who have been advocating decertification for months.

The two-step decertification process requires 30 percent of the league's workforce -- an estimated 130 players -- to sign the petition calling for a vote. That petition is then forwarded to the NLRB, which would take up to 45 days to ratify the petition and arrange the vote, during which the union and league could continue to negotiate. Decertification backers believe that the fear of the unknown, with the labor fight potentially moving into courtrooms, would finally move NBA owners off the extreme hard-line negotiating stance they've maintained and lead to a more palatable offer during that 45-day window.

Stern, though, insists that the league has no interest in further talks if Thursday's proposal is rejected. He repeated last week's vow that the owners will 'reset' to their far more rigid proposal from earlier in the summer calling for a 53/47 revenue split in the owners' favor, along with a restrictive flex salary cap and rollbacks on existing salaries.

'There comes a time when you have to be through negotiating,' Stern said, 'and we are.

'I am optimistic owners will approve it if the players approve it and I await their response. We've done our best.'

Only a simple majority of teams is needed to approve any labor contract on the league side, but one league source told ESPN.com late Thursday that he expects 'more than 20 teams' to sign off on the deal despite the ongoing battles within the ownership ranks between small-market franchises seeking harsh tax penalties and other restrictions on big spenders.

'It's been a long haul, man,' Hunter said, explaining his weary look at a news conference Thursday night following the second marathon bargaining session in two days, this one spanning some 11 hours. 'We're coming near the end of it. We're trying to get this thing done.'

Courtesy of ESPN


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  NCAA1   


Top 25 - Men
Top25 Standings
 1. N.Carolina 26-0 
 2. Kentucky 24-0 
 3. Ohio St. 23-0 
 4. Connecticut 22-0 
 5. Duke 21-0 
 6. Syracuse 21-0 
 7. Vanderbilt 19-0 
 8. Florida 18-0 
 9. Louisville 17-0 
 10. Pittsburgh 16-0 
 11. Memphis 15-0 
 12. Baylor 14-0 
 13. Kansas 13-0 
 14. Xavier 12-0 
 15. Wisconsin 11-0 
 16. Arizona 10-0 
 17. UCLA 9-0 
 18. Michigan 8-0 
 19. Alabama 7-0 
 20. Texas A&M 6-0 
 21. Cincinnati 5-0 
 22. Marquette 4-0 
 23. Gonzaga 3-0 
 24. Arizona 2-0 
 25. California 2-0 
 26. Missouri 1-0 
 27. Arizona St. 0-0 
 28. California 0-0 
 29. Oregon 0-0 
 30. Oregon St. 0-0 
 31. Stanford 0-0 
 32. UCLA 0-0 
 33. USC 0-0 
 34. Washington 0-0 
 35. Washington St. 0-0 


Stats Leaders - NCAA1
Points Per Game
 Ray TURNER
  Texas A&M
  (205-F-)
  Avg: 20
 1. Turner, Texas A&M20.0 
 2. Harris, Wake F.20.0 
 3. McDowell, Willia.20.0 
 4. Diggs, Akron19.0 
 5. McCollum, Lehigh19.0 
 6. McKie, Wake Forest19.0 
 7. Achiuwa, St.John''s19.0 
 8. van Wijk, Valparai.18.0 
 9. Williams, N.Caro.18.0 
 10. Broekhoff, Valpa.18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Draymond GREEN
  Michigan.
  (200-F-90)
  Avg: 18
 1. Green, Michigan.18.0 
 2. Moultrie, Missis.15.0 
 3. Howell, N.Caroli.15.0 
 4. Painter, N.Caroli.12.0 
 5. Perry, Arizona10.5 
 6. Desrosiers, Wake F.10.0 
 7. Etherly, Loyol.9.0 
 8. Walker, Loyola, MD9.0 
 9. Drummond, Loyol.9.0 
 10. McCollum, Lehigh9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Lorenzo BROWN
  N.Caroli.
  (195-G-)
  Avg: 9
 1. Brown, N.Caroli.9.0 
 2. Sanders, Liberty6.0 
 3. Branch, Texas A&M6.0 
 4. Strickland, N.Car.5.0 
 5. Marshall, N.Caroli.5.0 
 6. Rum, William4.0 
 7. Harris, Texas A&M4.0 
 8. Dickey, NC-Ashev.4.0 
 9. Turner, Texas A&M4.0 
 10. McConnell, Duque.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Lorenzo BROWN
  N.Caroli.
  (195-G-)
  Avg: 8
 1. Brown, N.Caroli.8.0 
 2. Abreu, Akron6.0 
 3. Lindsey, St.John''s4.0 
 4. Bost, Mississippi3.0 
 5. McKie, Wake Forest3.0 
 6. McConnell, Duque.3.0 
 7. Trice, Michigan St.3.0 
 8. Harrison, St.John''s2.5 
 9. Atkinson, NC-Ashe.2.0 
 10. Drummond, Loyol.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 John HENSON
  N.Carolina
  (208-F-)
  Avg: 9
 1. Henson, N.Carolina9.0 
 2. Desrosiers, Wake F.8.0 
 3. Marshall, Akron5.0 
 4. Painter, N.Caroli.4.0 
 5. Howell, N.Caroli.2.0 
 6. Sidney, Mississi.2.0 
 7. Walker, Loyola, MD2.0 
 8. Dawson, Michigan.2.0 
 9. Etherly, Loyol.2.0 
 10. Roberson, Texas2.0 


Enrico Kufuor joins TV Werne - by Daniel Poerschke
Enrico Kufuor (185-G-87, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement) will play now for TV Werne BB of the 1. Regionalliga West. The young guard from Berlin started the season with Magdeburg in the 1. Regionalliga North, but now made the switch to the team of head coach Ivan Rosic. Kufuor played the last four seasons at NCAA 1 North Carolina State University as a reserve guard. 'Enrico will help us at both guard positions and will get plenty of playing time from the beginning because of various injured players on my team at the moment. I am confident, that he can step right into action', says coach Rosic.

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  NEW ZEALAND   


Breakers suffer surprise loss - by Mike Lacey
A sense of dj vu struck the Sky City New Zealand Breakers as they were defeated 81-63 by the Wollongong Hawks in their latest iiNet ANBL game. The Hawks embarrassed the Breakers in the corresponding fixture last November, defeating the Breakers 73-57, the Breakers scoring their lowest ever single game total. Like last season the hosts were entering the game on the back of a comfortable 5-1 record and like last season they came away empty handed as they shot just 30% (21/69) from the field, 17% (3/18) from three point land and 69% (18/26) from the charity stripe even worse percentages than last seasons horror show. The 30% field goal shooting equalled the Breakers all time low dating back to November 2005 against Perth.
CJ Bruton led the scoring for the Breakers, in the process becoming just the fourth Breakers player to notch up 1400 points for the club. Point guard Rhys Martin (20 points) led a balanced Hawks effort as all ten players contributed to the scoring.
Congratulations to young Development player Isaac Fotu (198-F-94) who became the 63rd player to don a Breakers singlet when he took the court in the closing stages of the game.



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  PHILIPPINES   


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


PBA Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Gary DAVID
  Powerade T.
  (187-G/F-78)
  Avg: 20.4
 1. David, Powerade T.20.4 
 2. Bangura, Air21 E.19.6 
 3. Chan, Rain or Shine18.4 
 4. Santos, Petron B.17.9 
 5. Lutz, Petron Blaze17.3 
 6. Thoss, Alaska Aces16.7 
 7. Dillinger, Talk N.16.6 
 8. Seigle, Air21 Expr.16.5 
 9. Yap, B-Meg Llam.16.4 
 10. Cardona, Meralco15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Arwind SANTOS
  Petron B.
  (193-F-81)
  Avg: 13.8
 1. Santos, Petron B.13.8 
 2. Kramer, Powerade.11.0 
 3. Peek, Talk N Text9.8 
 4. Carey, Talk N Text9.8 
 5. Espinas, Meralco9.8 
 6. Reyes, Alaska Aces9.3 
 7. Thoss, Alaska Aces8.7 
 8. Sena, Shopinas.8.4 
 9. Taulava, Meralco8.3 
 10. Williams, Talk N.8.3 
Assists Per Game
 Alex CABAGNOT
  Petron B.
  (183-G-82)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Cabagnot, Petron7.1 
 2. Castro, Talk N Te.5.5 
 3. Lee, Rain or Shine5.4 
 4. Tenorio, Alaska A.5.3 
 5. Mercado, Meralco4.8 
 6. Miller, Barako Bull4.7 
 7. Alapag, Talk N Te.4.5 
 8. Lutz, Petron Blaze4.5 
 9. Casio, Powerade T.4.4 
 10. Lanete, Meralco4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Christopher LUTZ
  Petron Blaze
  (192-G/F-85)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Lutz, Petron Blaze2.3 
 2. Castro, Talk N Te.1.7 
 3. Miller, Barako Bull1.6 
 4. Lassiter, Powerade.1.6 
 5. Cardona, Meralco1.5 
 6. Bangura, Air21 E.1.4 
 7. Arboleda, Barako B.1.3 
 8. Hontiveros, Air211.3 
 9. Arboleda, Air21 E.1.3 
 10. Artadi, Barako Bu.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Japeth AGUILAR
  Talk N.
  (208-C-85)
  Avg: 2
 1. Aguilar, Talk N.2.0 
 2. Peek, Talk N Text1.5 
 3. Baclao, Petron B.1.5 
 4. Quinahan, Rain o.1.4 
 5. Seigle, Air21 Expr.1.3 
 6. Santos, Petron B.1.3 
 7. Thoss, Alaska Aces1.0 
 8. Sison, Shopinas.1.0 
 9. Williams, Talk N.1.0 
 10. Reyes, Petron Bl.1.0 


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  POLAND   


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


DBE Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Corsley EDWARDS
  Anwil
  (205-C/F-79)
  Avg: 19.4
 1. Edwards, Anwil19.4 
 2. Montgomery, AZS K.17.4 
 3. Koszarek, Trefl S.17.3 
 4. Archibeque, LKS L.17.3 
 5. Reese, AZS Koszal.17.3 
 6. Lawal, Zastal ZG16.9 
 7. Miller, Siarka J.16.7 
 8. Kulig, PBG Basket16.5 
 9. Mallett, LKS Lodz16.3 
 10. Sapp, Kotwica16.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Gani LAWAL
  Zastal ZG
  (206-F-88)
  Avg: 11.7
 1. Lawal, Zastal ZG11.7 
 2. Archibeque, LKS L.9.8 
 3. Harris, Kotwica9.7 
 4. Edwards, Anwil8.0 
 5. Burgess, Trefl S.7.9 
 6. Bigus, AZS Koszalin7.4 
 7. Doaks, Siarka J.7.1 
 8. Turek, Trefl Sopot6.9 
 9. Leonczyk, Energa6.5 
 10. Mladenovic, Slask6.1 
Assists Per Game
 Robert SKIBNIEWSKI
  Slask W.
  (182-G-83)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Skibniewski, Slask6.8 
 2. Wilczek, AZS P.6.5 
 3. Koszarek, Trefl S.6.4 
 4. Hodge, Zastal ZG6.0 
 5. Hannah, AZS K.5.5 
 6. Milicic, AZS K.5.3 
 7. Moore, PGE Turow5.3 
 8. Szubarga, Anwil5.3 
 9. Sapp, Kotwica5.2 
 10. Micic, PBG Basket5.1 
Steals Per Game
 Krzysztof SZUBARGA
  Anwil
  (182-G-84)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Szubarga, Anwil2.3 
 2. Cesnauskis, Energa2.1 
 3. Koljevic, Polpharma2.0 
 4. Hinson, Energa C.1.9 
 5. Koszarek, Trefl S.1.8 
 6. Skibniewski, Slask1.7 
 7. Sapp, Kotwica1.6 
 8. Smorawinski, PBG B.1.6 
 9. Moore, PGE Turow1.4 
 10. Wilczek, AZS P.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Scott MORRISON
  Energa C.
  (212-C-86)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Morrison, Energa C.1.6 
 2. Burgess, Trefl S.1.6 
 3. Lawal, Zastal ZG1.4 
 4. Harris, Kotwica1.4 
 5. Barycz, Siarka J.1.3 
 6. Edwards, Anwil1.2 
 7. Lauderdale, PGE T.1.2 
 8. Mladenovic, Slask1.2 
 9. Kesicki, Kotwica1.0 
 10. Simmons, Polpharma0.9 


PLK Round 10: Energa Czarni is defeated by Slask Wroclaw - by Eurobasket News
The most important game in the last round took place in Wroclaw between second ranked Energa Czarni (6-2) and eighth ranked Slask Wroclaw (4-5) on Wednesday night. Energa Czarni was defeated by Slask Wroclaw on the road 83-68. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Energa Czarni. The former international guard Robert Skibniewski (182-83) had a double-double by scoring 13 points, 5 rebounds, 11 assists and 6 steals to lead the charge for the winners and Latvian forward Akselis Vairogs (195-85, agency: Players Group) chipped in 20 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) during the contest. Slask Wroclaw's coach Miodrag Rajkovic used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side the former international forward Pawel Leonczyk (202-86, agency: Promotex) responded with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 11 rebounds. Slask Wroclaw moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Kotwica. Energa Czarni at the other side keeps the second position with two games lost. Slask Wroclaw is looking forward to face bottom-ranked Polpharma (#13) in Starogard in the next round where they are favorite. Energa Czarni will play at home against Zastal ZG (#4) in Zielona Gora and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Zgorzelec. Top-ranked host PGE Turow (9-0) smashed 3rd ranked Anwil (6-3) 87-60. Naturalized German forward Konrad Wysocki (201-82, college: Princeton, agency: Pro One Sports) notched 14 points to lead the effort and Giedrius Gustas supported him with 17 points (perfect from the field making all six shots). Even 12 points and 4 steals by the former international guard Krzysztof Szubarga (182-84) did not help to save the game for Anwil. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Undefeated PGE Turow have an impressive nine-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 9-0 record. Anwil at the other side keeps the third place with three games lost. PGE Turow will play against Trefl Sopot (#6) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. Anwil will play against AZS Koszalin and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Bottom-ranked Polpharma managed to get a second victory, breaking the four-game losing streak on Wednesday night. This time they won against ninth-ranked PBG Basket in Poznan 82-64. It's especially surprising that the victory came too easily and 18-point difference suggests that Polpharma is in a good shape to leave the bottom place. Tony Weeden fired 20 points and 5 assists for the winners. Aleksander Lichodzijewski produced a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) for lost side. Polpharma (2-7) moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with LKS Lodz and AZS PW. PBG Basket lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the tenth position with seven games lost. Polpharma will meet at home higher ranked Slask Wroclaw (#8) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. PBG Basket will play against Kotwica in Kolobrzeg and hope to secure a win.
Sixth ranked AZS Koszalin (5-3) crushed at home 12th ranked LKS Sphinx (2-7) by 34 points 109-75, which is the biggest margin this round. Worth to mention a great performance of George Reese who helped to win the game recording 24 points. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. AZS Koszalin moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Trefl Sopot. Newly promoted LKS Sphinx dropped to the eleventh position with seven games lost. AZS Koszalin's next round opponent will be higher ranked Anwil (#3) in Wloclawek and it may be quite challenging game. LKS Sphinx will play at home against Siarka Jezioro (#9) in Tarnobrzeg and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last game of round 10 AZS PW lost to Siarka Jezioro on the opponent's court 83-89.



PBG Basket - Polpharma 64-82

Bottom-ranked Polpharma managed to get a second victory, breaking the four-game losing streak on Wednesday night. This time they won against ninth-ranked PBG Basket in Poznan 82-64. It's especially surprising that the victory came too easily and 18-point difference suggests that Polpharma is in a good shape to leave the bottom place. The guests trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 4-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 82-64. Polpharma made 17-of-22 free shots (77.3 percent) during the game. American guard Tony Weeden (186-83, college: Chicago St.) fired 20 points and 5 assists for the winners. International point guard Tomasz Snieg (190-89) chipped in 11 points. Naturalized Belgian center Aleksander Lichodzijewski (202-84) produced a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) and Serbian guard Djordje Micic (195-83) added 13 points and 6 assists respectively for lost side. Polpharma (2-7) moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with LKS Lodz and AZS PW. PBG Basket lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the tenth position with seven games lost. Polpharma will meet at home higher ranked Slask Wroclaw (#8) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. PBG Basket will play against Kotwica in Kolobrzeg and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Polpharma: T.Weeden 20+3reb+5ast, T.Snieg 11+4reb+3ast, M.Hicks 10+2reb+3ast, G.Arabas 9+4reb+1ast, J.Simmons 8+6reb, A.Metelski 8+7reb
PBG Basket: A.Lichodzijewski 21+10reb+1ast, D.Micic 13+4reb+6ast, D.Kulig 13+10reb, J.Sulowski 8+2ast, Z.Comagic 7+2reb, J.Parzenski 2+1reb
gschID: 149192


PGE Turow - Anwil 87-60

The game between Top Four teams took place in Zgorzelec. Top-ranked host PGE Turow (9-0) smashed 3rd ranked Anwil (6-3) 87-60. The game was mostly controlled by PGE Turow. Anwil was better in fourth quarter 21-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 16-of-17 charity shots (94.1 percent) during the game. Anwil was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Naturalized German forward Konrad Wysocki (201-82, college: Princeton, agency: Pro One Sports) notched 14 points to lead the effort and Lithuanian guard Giedrius Gustas (190-80, agency: Interperformances) supported him with 17 points (perfect from the field making all six shots). Four PGE Turow players scored in double figures. Even 12 points and 4 steals by the former international guard Krzysztof Szubarga (182-84) did not help to save the game for Anwil. American power forward Corsley Edwards (205-79, college: Cent.Conn.St.) added 10 points and 5 rebounds 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. PGE Turow have an impressive nine-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 9-0 record. Anwil at the other side keeps the third place with three games lost. PGE Turow will play against Trefl Sopot (#6) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. Anwil will play against AZS Koszalin and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
PGE Turow: G.Gustas 17+1reb, K.Wysocki 14+4reb+2ast, D.Kickert 13+4reb+1ast, M.Chylinski 13+2reb+1ast, R.Moore 7+3reb+6ast, D.Jackson 6+3reb+1ast
Anwil: K.Szubarga 12+4reb+3ast, C.Edwards 10+5reb, N.Lewis 8, B.Woloszyn 8+3reb, J.Allen 6+1reb+1ast, S.Hajric 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 149189


Slask Wroclaw - Energa Czarni 83-68

The most important game in the last round took place in Wroclaw between second ranked Energa Czarni (6-2) and eighth ranked Slask Wroclaw (4-5) on Wednesday night. Energa Czarni was defeated by Slask Wroclaw on the road 83-68. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Energa Czarni. The former international guard Robert Skibniewski (182-83) had a double-double by scoring 13 points, 5 rebounds, 11 assists and 6 steals to lead the charge for the winners and Latvian forward Akselis Vairogs (195-85, agency: Players Group) chipped in 20 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) during the contest. Slask Wroclaw's coach Miodrag Rajkovic used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side the former international forward Pawel Leonczyk (202-86, agency: Promotex) responded with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 11 rebounds and American point guard Stanley Burrell (190-84) scored 17 points. Slask Wroclaw moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Kotwica. Energa Czarni at the other side keeps the second position with two games lost. Slask Wroclaw is looking forward to face bottom-ranked Polpharma (#13) in Starogard in the next round where they are favorite. Energa Czarni will play at home against Zastal ZG (#4) in Zielona Gora and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Slask Wroclaw: A.Vairogs 20+4reb+3ast, A.Mladenovic 18+6reb, R.Skibniewski 13+5reb+11ast, P.Graham 9+4reb, Q.Calhoun 8+2reb+3ast, P.Niedzwiedzki 6+2reb
Energa Czarni: S.Burrell 17+3ast, M.Cesnauskis 12+2reb, P.Leonczyk 11+11reb+2ast, D.Weaver 9+7reb, D.Hinson 8+1reb+2ast, P.Kikowski 5
gschID: 149191


Siarka Jezioro - AZS PW 89-83

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 11th ranked AZS Politechnika Warszawska's (2-7) road loss to tenth ranked Siarka Jezioro (3-5) 83-89. AZS Politechnika Warszawska was ahead by 5 points at the halftime before a 53-42 second half run of Siarka Jezioro. 27 personal fouls committed by AZS Politechnika Warszawska helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard LaMarshall Corbett (190-88, college: Angelo St., agency: Hart Sports Mngm) who helped to win the game recording 24 points. Center Przemyslaw Karnowski (214-93) contributed with 17 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. Five Siarka Jezioro players scored in double figures. International guard Mateusz Ponitka (196-93) replied with 22 points and power forward Leszek Karwowski (209-75) added 13 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for AZS Politechnika Warszawska. Siarka Jezioro moved-up to ninth place. AZS Politechnika Warszawska lost fifth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the eleventh position with seven games lost. Siarka Jezioro's next round opponent will be LKS Sphinx (#12) in Lodz.
Top scorers:
Siarka Jezioro: L.Corbett 24+2reb, P.Karnowski 17+3reb, J.Tiller 13+4reb+2ast, M.Piechowicz 12+5reb, W.Barycz 11+7reb, J.Miller 10+1reb+9ast
AZS PW: M.Ponitka 22+1reb+1ast, L.Karwowski 13+7reb, M.Kolowca 10+5reb+1ast, J.Mokros 9+6reb+2ast, P.Pamula 8+3reb, M.Michalak 7+2ast
gschID: 149187


AZS Koszalin - LKS Lodz 109-75

Sixth ranked AZS Koszalin (5-3) crushed at home 12th ranked LKS Sphinx (2-7) by 34 points 109-75, which is the biggest margin this round. The game was mostly controlled by AZS Koszalin. LKS Sphinx was better in second period 22-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. AZS Koszalin dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to LKS Sphinx's 42. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists comparing to just 10 passes made by LKS Sphinx's players. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward George Reese (201-77, college: Ohio St., agency: Alti Sport) who helped to win the game recording 24 points. The other American import guard Stefhon Hannah (185-85, college: Missouri) contributed with 19 points and 7 assists for the winners. Five AZS Koszalin players scored in double figures. American center Kirk Archibeque (205-84, college: Fort Lewis, agency: Hart Sports Mngm) replied with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds and center Krzysztof Sulima (202-90) added 16 points in the effort for LKS Sphinx. 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. AZS Koszalin moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Trefl Sopot. Newly promoted LKS Sphinx dropped to the eleventh position with seven games lost. AZS Koszalin's next round opponent will be higher ranked Anwil (#3) in Wloclawek and it may be quite challenging game. LKS Sphinx will play at home against Siarka Jezioro (#9) in Tarnobrzeg and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
AZS Koszalin: J.Montgomery 25+3reb, G.Reese 24+3reb+3ast, S.Hannah 19+2reb+7ast, R.Bigus 12+13reb, I.Milicic 10+2reb+5ast, M.Dutkiewicz 8+4reb+3ast
LKS Lodz: K.Sulima 16+4reb, K.Archibeque 16+12reb+1ast, F.Kenig 10+4reb+1ast, B.Szczepaniak 9+2reb+1ast, D.Kalinowski 8+3reb+2ast, B.Holmes 7+1reb+5ast
gschID: 149188




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  RUSSIA   


CSKA grabs OT win at OAKA arena, stays perfect - by Eurobasket News
Panathinaikos - CSKA 76-78 OT

Very exciting game was played between the reigning Euroleague champion Panathinaikos and former champ CSKA Moscow. The Russian powerhouse grabbed 76-78 OT win to keep the perfect record in Group B, 4-0. PAO dropped to second place with the same score as Unicaja, 3-1. PAO had a chance to win this game in regular time. They had the last possession with 6.3 seconds to go. The ball went to Sarunas Jasikevicius, who drove and dished to Mike Batiste (203-F-77, college: Arizona St.), who missed. Ian Vougioukas missed the follow and the game went to overtime. With 9 second left in OT Nick Calathes (198-G-89, college: Florida) scored a free throw and missed the second one, 76-78, but a violation gave the ball to CSKA with 5 seconds left. The guests managed to put the ball inbounds and escape the fouls as the clock ticked away to a new CSKA Moscow win at the always difficult OAKA. Ramunas Siskauskas (197-G-78) top-scored in victory with 14 points. Nenad Krstic (213-C-83, agency: INVICTUS Sports Group) had double-double of 13 points and 11 rebounds, while Viktor Khryapa (204-F/G-82) netted 11 pts. Andrei Kirilenko (205-F-81) was the MVP of this game with valuation 22. He had 9 points and 10 rebs. For the Greens, Kostas Kaimakoglou (206-C/F-83) collected 13 points and 5 rebounds. Nick Calathes had 11 pts and 6 rebs, while Mike Batiste stopped to 9 pts and 6 boards. Quarters: 22-19, 19-13, 16-22, 14-17, 5-7. CSKA Moscow will host Unicaja next weekend, while PAO goes to Bamberg.

Panathinaikos: Kostas Kaimakoglou 13+5 boards, Nick Calathes 11+6 boards, Mike Batiste 9+6 boards
CSKA: Ramunas Siskauskas 14, Nenad Krstic 13+11 boards, Viktor Khryapa 11, Andrei Kirilenko 9+10 boards


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  SCOTLAND   


GOLD COAST WILL GIVE BASKETBALL BIG BOOST - by Sandy Sutherland
Scottish Basketball is anxiously wating the outcome of today's vote at the Commonwealth Games Federation Assembly in St Kitts on the venue for the 2018 Games.
There are just two candidates, Australia's Gold Coast and Hambantota in Sri Lanka and, while Gold Coast have included basketball in their sports programme, Hambantota have not.
'It is extremely important for Scottish Basketball and indeed Commonwealth Basketball that Gold Coast win the bid as the funding for our national teams would be significantly improved if we are a Commonwealth Games sport,' explained a BasketballScotland spokesman.
'We proved in 2006 when we finished sixth in the Melbourne Games that we are well capable of competing against other Commonwealth nations when given the right funding support and we are very disappointed that Glasgow did not include our sport in its programme for 2014.'
Ironically BasketballScotland do not even know if theiir own Games delegate will be voting for Australia as CommonwealthGamesScotland chairman Michael Cavanagh was giving nothing away ahead of the vote.
Basketball has only once featured in the Commonwealth Games when Australia won both men's and women's gold medals in Melbourne in 2006.
Scotland's women did not even get a chance to play, losing out to Malta for the second European qualifying spot behind England.


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


Stats Leaders - 1A
Points Per Game
 Milos DIMIC
  Radnicki.
  (195-G-89)
  Avg: 24.2
 1. Dimic, Radnicki.24.2 
 2. Milisavljevi., Meg.22.7 
 3. Zigeranovic, Borac22.0 
 4. Kovac, OKK Beograd20.7 
 5. Balaban, Smederevo20.7 
 6. Bozovic, Sloga19.2 
 7. Kuburovic, Slobod.18.2 
 8. Popovic, Sloga18.2 
 9. Bojovic, Zeleznicar18.0 
 10. Smiljanic, Radnic.17.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ivan ZIGERANOVIC
  Borac
  (212-C-84)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Zigeranovic, Borac9.3 
 2. Balaban, Smederevo9.0 
 3. Misanovic, OKK B.8.0 
 4. Smiljanic, Radnic.7.8 
 5. Kuburovic, Slobod.7.7 
 6. Cantekin, Mega V.7.3 
 7. Drca, OKK Beograd7.0 
 8. Petrovic, BKK R.6.7 
 9. Mijajlovic, Sloga6.6 
 10. Cvetkovic, Mega6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Nenad STEFANOVIC
  Smede.
  (193-G-85)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Stefanovic, Smede.6.5 
 2. Jovic, Sloga6.3 
 3. Popovic, Sloga6.2 
 4. Boltic, BKK R.6.0 
 5. Milisavljevi., Meg.5.5 
 6. Drca, OKK Beograd5.3 
 7. Micic, Mega Vizura5.0 
 8. Jereminov, Tamis4.2 
 9. Osmokrovic, BKK R.4.0 
 10. Sepa, OKK Beograd3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Negoslav GACIC
  BKK Radnicki
  (--)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Gacic, BKK Radnicki3.3 
 2. Vulin, Prolet.3.2 
 3. Jovic, Sloga3.2 
 4. Micic, Mega Vizura2.8 
 5. Vasilic, Radnic.2.6 
 6. Boltic, BKK R.2.3 
 7. Balmazovic, Metalac2.3 
 8. Majstorovic, Tamis2.2 
 9. Djukanovic, Metal.1.8 
 10. Kuzeta, Vojvodina1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Nenad MISANOVIC
  OKK B.
  (217-C-84)
  Avg: 3
 1. Misanovic, OKK B.3.0 
 2. Zigeranovic, Borac1.8 
 3. Bojic, Mega Vizura1.2 
 4. Petronic, BKK R.1.2 
 5. Jevtovic, Sloboda1.0 
 6. Majkic, Prolet.1.0 
 7. Matovic, Mega V.0.8 
 8. Vasilic, Radnic.0.8 
 9. Cantekin, Mega V.0.8 
 10. Karalic, Tamis0.8 


Mega Vizura signs young Sasa Avramovic - by Eurobasket News
Mega Vizura announced signing of Sasa Avramovic (194-G-93, agency: Beo Basket) to a long term deal. The 18-year-old guard spent last season with Mladost Cacak. He had 8.5 ppg, 3.7 rpg and 2.1 apg in 24 games. Mladost competed in B League. Avramovic also played for Mladost Cacak junior team. With U18 Serbia, Sasa Avramovic won the Silver at the European Championships U18 in Wroclaw this year. He had 2.5 ppg and 1.3 rpg for them in 6 games. Two years ago, Avramovic played for U16 Serbian NT. They won the Bronze at the European Championships U16 in Kaunas. Avramovic had 3.5 ppg, 3.3 rpg and 1 apg in 4 games at this event.

Partizan crushes Real Madrid in thriller, 80-79 - by Eurobasket News
Partizan - Real Madrid 80-79

Huge victory for the Serbian powerhouse in front of its fans at Pionir Arena. Partizan grabbed 80-79 thriller win against Real Madrid to join them with 2-2 record in Group B. Emporio Armani and Anadolu Efes have the same numbers. Acie Law (190-G-85, agency: Priority Sports, college: Texas A&M) brought Partizan 80-78 lead from the free throw line and there was 17.3 second to go. Sergio Lull made his first FT after that and missed the second one, but managed to force a dead-ball. The possession arrow pointed Madrids way. There were 3.6 seconds left on the clock, Llull got the ball back in the corner, but all he managed was an off-balance three-point attempt that barely touched the rim as Pionir Arena erupted. Nikola Pekovic (210-C-86, agency: Beo Basket) nailed 20 points in this victory and Milan Macvan (206-C-89, agency: INVICTUS Sports Group) had double-double of 16 points and 12 rebounds. Acie Law helped with 14 points and 5 assists. In Real Madrid, Jaycee Carroll (188-PG-83, agency: Priority Sports) delivered 21 points, while Sergio Llull (190-PG-87) and Rudy Fernandez (197-G-85) netted 13 pts each. Quarters: 22-16, 23-24, 12-21, 23-18. Partizan goes to Milano in the next round. Real will host Anadolu Efes.

Partizan: Nikola Pekovic 20, Milan Macvan 16+12 boards, Acie Law 14+5 as
Real Madrid: Jaycee Carroll 21, Sergio Llull 13, Rudy Fernandez 13


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Majok number one in Extraliga for round 11 - by Eurobasket News
Australian forward Ater Majok (208-F-87) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for top-ranked Nitra, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 11.
The 24-year old player had a double-double of 21 points and 17 rebounds, while his team crushed Handlova (#7, 4-6) with 20-point margin 85-65. It allowed Nitra to take over top position in the Slovakian Extraliga. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Nitra has a very solid 7-3 record, but they cannot be too comfortable about keeping top position. Majok turned to be Nitra's top player in his first season with the team. Former University of Connecticut star has very solid stats this year. Majok is in league's top in rebounds (3rd best: 8.3rpg) and averages impressive 2.6bpg and 53.3% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 27-year old American Anthony Jones (194-G/F-84) of Handlova. Jones had a very good evening with a double-double of 32 points and 10 rebounds. Bad luck as Handlova lost that game 65-85 to the higher-ranked Nitra (#1, 7-3). Handlova is still second from the bottom in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 4-6 record. Jones is a newcomer at Handlova, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 27.9ppg (#1). His other stats are also decent: 6.4rpg and 5.7apg.

Third on the list of top players last round was American forward Andrew Jones (208-F-87) of league's second-best Nova Ves. Jones showcased his all-around game by recording 16 points, fourteen rebounds (!!!) and five assists in the last round. He was a key player of Nova Ves, leading his team to a 88-79 win against the lower-ranked Svit (#5, 5-5). Nova Ves needs these victories very badly if they think about taking over top position in the standings. Their record at this point is 7 victories and 3 lost games. Jones has a great season in Slovakia. After only 4 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 17.8ppg (best scorer), rebounds with 10.8rpg (#1 in league) and assists with 2.3apg (3rd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Richard Grznar (189-PG-91) of B.Bystrica - 30 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
5. J.C. Mathis (204-F-82) of Komarno - 19 points and 12 rebounds
6. Corey Jefferson (183-G-85) of Nova Ves - 24 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Marcus Kitts (205-F-89) of B.Bystrica - 21 points and 6 rebounds
8. David Godbold (196-G-85) of Prievidza - 25 points and 9 rebounds
9. Louis Johnson (203-F/C-86) of Komarno - 13 points and 12 rebounds
10. Keaton Grant (193-G-86) of Levice - 18 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists

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


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Standings - D2
D3 Standings
East
 1. Calcit Kamnik 4-1 
 2. Krka II 4-1 
 3. Vrani Vransko 3-1 
 4. Bistrica 3-2 
 5. Lastovka 3-2 
 6. Crnomelj 2-2 
 7. Nazarje 2-2 
 8. Podbocje 2-2 
 9. Lenart 2-3 
 10. Hram Gorjan 0-4 
 11. Union Olim. II 0-5 
West
 1. Koper 4-0 
 2. Plama Pur 4-1 
 3. Ajdovscina 3-2 
 4. Jezica 2-2 
 5. Logatec 2-2 
 6. Fenomeni 2-3 
 7. Jesenice 2-3 
 8. Pingvini S. 2-3 
 9. Tolmin 2-3 
 10. Globus 1-3 
 11. Javor Pivka 1-3 


Marko Tusek joins Pepsi Caserta - by Eurobasket News
Marko Tusek (203-F-75, agency: Alti Sport) will play another season in Italy. The veteran forward penned a deal with Pepsi Caserta. They compete in SerieA. Tusek spent 2010/11 with Fileni BPA Jesi. Actually he joined them in December averaging 11.3 points and 6.9 rebounds for 18 games in LegaDue. In 2009/10 season, Tusek played for Varese. He had 9.8 ppg and 4.3 rpg in 24 SerieA games. In the past, Marko Tusek was a member of Avelino, Milano, Roma and Scavolini. He also has experience from Spain and Russia. Tusek was active member of the Slovenian NT until 2009.

Stats Leaders - 1B
Points Per Game
 Tomaz JEREB
  Konjice
  (192-G-91)
  Avg: 18.8
 1. Jereb, Konjice18.8 
 2. Horvat, Radenska17.9 
 3. Spesic, Radenska17.1 
 4. Djurkovic, Splosn.17.1 
 5. Primc, Postojna16.8 
 6. Mlakar, Jance Prit16.7 
 7. Erzen, Sencur CP16.6 
 8. Moro, Splosna16.4 
 9. Abramovic, Terme O.16.2 
 10. Sivka, Konjice15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Tadej TUSEK
  Hrastnik
  (194-F-80)
  Avg: 9.7
 1. Tusek, Hrastnik9.7 
 2. Kavgic, Splosna9.0 
 3. Spesic, Radenska8.7 
 4. Klepo, Postojna8.2 
 5. Skornik, Konjice7.7 
 6. Globovnik, Terme O.7.5 
 7. Korosec, Trigla.7.2 
 8. Mahkovic, Trigla.6.7 
 9. Trampus, Grosuplje6.3 
 10. Sivka, Konjice6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Rok PERKO
  Splosna .
  (179-G-87)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Perko, Splosna6.3 
 2. Macek, Terme Olimia4.8 
 3. Ovnik, Hrastnik4.7 
 4. Brolih, Branik4.3 
 5. Jersin, Trigla.4.3 
 6. Mlakar, Jance Prit4.1 
 7. Blazevic, Sencur CP4.0 
 8. Horvat, Nova Gorica4.0 
 9. Jereb, Konjice4.0 
 10. Suran, Radenska3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Boris JERSIN
  Trigla.
  (183-G-85)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Jersin, Trigla.2.3 
 2. Jerman, Grosuplje2.3 
 3. Horvat, Nova Gorica2.0 
 4. Kavgic, Splosna1.9 
 5. Horvat, Radenska1.9 
 6. Jereb, Konjice1.8 
 7. Panic, Litija1.7 
 8. Brolih, Branik1.7 
 9. Pusic, Sencur CP1.7 
 10. Zagorc, Splosna1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Matija TRAMPUS
  Grosuplje
  (203-C-89)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Trampus, Grosuplje1.5 
 2. Klepo, Postojna1.5 
 3. Kunc, Grosuplje1.1 
 4. Dolinar, Medvode1.0 
 5. Kavas, Jance Prit1.0 
 6. Barovic, Branik1.0 
 7. Lobe, Grosuplje0.8 
 8. Gregorcic, Medvode0.7 
 9. Muha, Postojna0.7 
 10. Spesic, Radenska0.6 


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


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KBL Round 13: Dongbu Promy beats Sonic Boom KT in the most crucial game of the week - by Eurobasket News
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Wonju. First ranked Dongbu Promy faced their biggest opponent Sonic Boom KT. Host Dongbu Promy (11-1) defeated guests from Busan (8-5) 82-69. The game was mostly controlled by Dongbu Promy. Sonic Boom KT managed to win fourth quarter 25-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a great shooting night for Dongbu Promy especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 58.8 percentage. Forward Ho-Young Yoon (198-84) fired 18 points and 5 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. The former international power forward Joo-Sung Kim (205-79) chipped in 13 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. American power forward Charles Rhodes (203-85, college: Mississippi St.) produced 20 points and 8 rebounds for lost side. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Dongbu Promy have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 11-1 record. Sonic Boom KT at the other side dropped to the third position with five games lost. They share it with KCC Egis. Dongbu Promy are looking forward to face LG Sakers (#9) in Changwon in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Sonic Boom KT will play at home against SK Knights (#6) in Seoul and is hoping to prove to their supporters that the loss was just an accident.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Anyang. Local Anyang KGC (8-4) beat 8th ranked LG Sakers (3-9) 76-62. Worth to mention a great performance of American power forward Rodney White (206-80, college: Charlotte) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 29 points and 13 rebounds. Sek-Eun Oh contributed with 6 points and 14 rebounds for the winners. American-Puerto Rican center Peter John Ramos (222-85) answered with 23 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists for LG Sakers. LG Sakers' coach Jin Kim rotated ten players and allowed the starting five to rest. Anyang KGC moved-up to second place. LG Sakers lost seventh consecutive game. They dropped to the ninth position with nine games lost. Anyang KGC will play against ET Land Elephants (#5) in Inchon in the next round. LG Sakers will play on the road against the league's leader Dongbu Promy (#1) in Wonju and hope to get back on the winning track.

In the last two games of round 13 Samsung Th. defeated Mobis Phoebus in Seoul 73-61. KCC Egis beat Daegu Orions at home 80-67.
The best stats of 13th round was 34 points (!!!) and 10 rebounds by DeShawn Sims of KCC Egis.


Mobis Phoebus - Samsung Th. 61-73

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams in Ulsan where 7th ranked Mobis Phoebus (4-8) were defeated by eighth ranked Samsung Thunders (4-8) 73-61. It looked good early as Mobis Phoebus took an 2-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Samsung Thunders had a 21-13 second period charge getting the lead and Mobis Phoebus were not able to take back game control losing it eventually 61-73. They outrebounded Mobis Phoebus 45-23 including a 34-13 advantage in defensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of American-Puerto Rican center Peter John Ramos (222-85) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 26 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists. International power forward Eric Sandrin (206-78, college: Seattle Pacific) contributed with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 19 rebounds for the winners. American center Malcolm Thomas (206-88, college: San Diego St.) answered with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 10 rebounds and the former international guard Dong-Geun Yang (181-81) added 15 points and 5 assists in the effort for Mobis Phoebus. Mobis Phoebus' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Samsung Thunders moved-up to seventh place, which they share with defeated Mobis Phoebus. Mobis Phoebus lost third consecutive game. Samsung Thunders' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Seoul SK Knights.
Top scorers:
Samsung Th.: P.John Ramos 26+11reb+6ast, E.Sandrin 19+19reb+3ast, W.Lee 17+4reb+2ast, K.Ngi 6+2reb, K.Lee 2+4reb+1ast, B.Lee 2
Mobis Phoebus: M.Thomas 24+10reb+3ast, D.Yang 15+3reb+5ast, J.Park 7+4reb+1ast, D.Kim 6+2reb+1ast, J.Lee 5+1reb+3ast, G.Park 3+2ast
gschID: 145670


Anyang KGC - LG Sakers 76-62

The game with biggest result difference took place in Anyang. Local Anyang KGC (8-4) beat 8th ranked LG Sakers (3-9) 76-62. The game without a history. Anyang KGC led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Worth to mention a great performance of American power forward Rodney White (206-80, college: Charlotte) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 29 points and 13 rebounds. International center Sek-Eun Oh (200-87) contributed with 6 points and 14 rebounds for the winners. American-Puerto Rican center Peter John Ramos (222-85) answered with 23 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and naturalized American forward Gregory Stevenson (198-78, college: Richmond, agency: SportsTalent) added 18 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for LG Sakers. LG Sakers' coach Jin Kim rotated ten players and allowed the starting five to rest. Anyang KGC moved-up to second place. LG Sakers lost seventh consecutive game. They dropped to the ninth position with nine games lost. Anyang KGC will play against ET Land Elephants (#5) in Inchon in the next round. LG Sakers will play on the road against the league's leader Dongbu Promy (#1) in Wonju and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Anyang KGC: R.White 29+13reb+2ast, S.Kim 18+2reb+2ast, J.Lee 11+3reb+2ast, C.Park 7+2reb+4ast, S.Oh 6+14reb+3ast, T.Kim 3+2reb+3ast
LG Sakers: Ramos 23+8reb+4ast, G.Stevenson 18+8reb+2ast, J.Seo 7+6reb, Y.Oh 5+3reb+1ast, H.Kim 4+1reb+2ast, C.Young Jung 3+2reb
gschID: 145667


Dongbu Promy - Sonic Boom KT 82-69

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Wonju. First ranked Dongbu Promy faced their biggest opponent Sonic Boom KT. Host Dongbu Promy (11-1) defeated guests from Busan (8-5) 82-69. The game was mostly controlled by Dongbu Promy. Sonic Boom KT managed to win fourth quarter 25-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a great shooting night for Dongbu Promy especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 58.8 percentage. Forward Ho-Young Yoon (198-84) fired 18 points and 5 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. The former international power forward Joo-Sung Kim (205-79) chipped in 13 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Four Dongbu Promy players scored in double figures. American power forward Charles Rhodes (203-85, college: Mississippi St.) produced 20 points and 8 rebounds and forward Hyeonmin Kim (200-87) added 10 points respectively for lost side. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Dongbu Promy have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 11-1 record. Sonic Boom KT at the other side dropped to the third position with five games lost. They share it with KCC Egis. Dongbu Promy are looking forward to face LG Sakers (#9) in Changwon in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Sonic Boom KT will play at home against SK Knights (#6) in Seoul and is hoping to prove to their supporters that the loss was just an accident.
Top scorers:
Dongbu Promy: H.Yoon 18+5reb+3ast, R.Benson 15+9reb+1ast, J.Hwang 13+4reb+2ast, J.Kim 13+8reb+4ast, B.Kim 8+2reb, J.Ahn 6+1reb
Sonic Boom KT: C.Rhodes 20+8reb, D.Cho 11+1reb+1ast, H.Kim 10+4reb+1ast, S.Park 9+3reb+1ast, Y.Song 6+1reb+1ast, W.Yaung 6+3reb+4ast
gschID: 145668


KCC Egis - Daegu Orions 80-67

No shocking result in a game in Jeonju where fifth ranked KCC Egis (8-5) defeated bottom-ranked Daegu Orions (2-10) 80-67. It was a very close game until the last quarter, when KCC Egis's pressure prevailed and they won that period 22-13 extending their advantage to 13 points. They made 24-of-27 charity shots (88.9 percent) during the game. KCC Egis outrebounded Daegu Orions 40-26 including 28 on the defensive glass. It was a very good performance for American forward DeShawn Sims (203-88, college: Michigan) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 34 points (!!!) and 10 rebounds. Naturalized American guard Tony Akins (180-80, college: Georgia Tech, agency: Court Side) contributed with 21 points and 4 assists for the winners. American swingman Chris Williams (199-80, college: Virginia) answered with 12 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals and the former international forward Daniel Sandrin (200-80, college: Seattle Pacific) added 18 points in the effort for Daegu Orions. Four Daegu Orions players scored in double figures. Daegu Orions' coach Il-Seung Choo tested ten players in this game, but that didn't help. KCC Egis have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Sonic Boom KT. Daegu Orions at the other side stay at the bottom position with ten games lost. KCC Egis will play against ET Land Elephants (#5) in Inchon in the next round. Daegu Orions will play on the road against Mobis Phoebus (#8) in Ulsan and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
KCC Egis: D.Sims 34+10reb+3ast, T.Akins 21+4reb+4ast, S.Ha 12+14reb, S.Choo 8+3reb+3ast, M.Jeong 3+3reb, M.Sin 2+5reb+4ast
Daegu Orions: D.Sandrin 18+4reb, J.Chun 16+2reb+4ast, I.Heo 12+4reb, C.Williams 12+7reb+5ast, M.Kim 3+2reb, J.Choi 2+2reb
gschID: 145669




Standings
KBL Standings
 1. Dongbu Promy 11-1 
 2. Anyang KGC 8-4 
 3. Sonic Boom KT 8-5 
 4. KCC Egis 8-5 
 5. ET Land 7-4 
 6. SK Knights 5-6 
 7. Samsung Th. 4-8 
 8. Mobis Phoebus 4-8 
 9. LG Sakers 3-9 
 10. Daegu Orions 2-10 


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Stats Leaders-LEB Silver
Points Per Game
 Marko TODOROVIC
  Prat J.
  (203-F-92)
  Avg: 19.7
 1. Todorovic, Prat J.19.7 
 2. Monroe, Tenerife19.2 
 3. Atoyebi, Lan M.18.4 
 4. Smith, Coruna17.5 
 5. Balmon, Las Rozas17.4 
 6. Thompson, Aurtene.15.6 
 7. Ott, Lan M.15.2 
 8. Ausina, Aurtenec.14.6 
 9. Forbes, Coruna13.8 
 10. Koffi, Ourense13.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jose BALMON
  Las Rozas
  (204-C-81)
  Avg: 11
 1. Balmon, Las Rozas11.0 
 2. Todorovic, Prat J.11.0 
 3. Thompson, Aurtene.9.0 
 4. Atoyebi, Lan M.8.6 
 5. Adams, Coruna8.2 
 6. Koffi, Ourense7.8 
 7. Conde, Avila7.5 
 8. Joseph, Avila7.5 
 9. Mbaye, Barca R.7.4 
 10. Miller, Gandia B.7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Sergio LLORENTE
  Avila
  (188-PG-90)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Llorente, Avila4.3 
 2. Bavosi, Andorra4.2 
 3. Perez, Barca R.3.8 
 4. Marzo, Barca R.3.8 
 5. Ott, Lan M.3.6 
 6. Creus, Barca R.3.6 
 7. Carrera, Aurtenec.3.4 
 8. Alvarado, Gandia B.3.2 
 9. Ibargutxi, Lan M.3.0 
 10. Ortiz, Aurtenec.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Alfredo OTT
  Lan M.
  (193-G-83)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Ott, Lan M.3.8 
 2. Smith, Coruna3.0 
 3. Robertson, Avila2.3 
 4. Arcelus, Aurtenec.2.0 
 5. Bavosi, Andorra1.8 
 6. Perez, Barca R.1.8 
 7. Monroe, Tenerife1.6 
 8. Adams, Coruna1.6 
 9. Marzo, Barca R.1.6 
 10. Creus, Barca R.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Robert JOSEPH
  Avila
  (204-C-78)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Joseph, Avila1.8 
 2. Todorovic, Prat J.1.7 
 3. Marti, Prat J.1.4 
 4. Monroe, Tenerife1.4 
 5. Mbaye, Barca R.1.4 
 6. Iglesias, Plasencia1.3 
 7. Pantin, Ourense1.2 
 8. Brigman, Prat J.1.2 
 9. Miller, Gandia B.1.2 
 10. Thompson, Aurten.1.2 


Regal Barca easily beats Montepaschi, 92-75 - by Eurobasket News
FCB Regal - Montepaschi 92-75

Regal Barca celebrated in the battle between two Euroleague giants. The Spanish champion had no troubles to beat the Italian champ 92-75 keeping the perfect record in Group D. Both teams had 3-0 before this meeting, but Montepaschi dropped to second place now. Barca took control on Montepaschi from the beginning and kept the safe distance for rest of the way. Chuck Eidson (202-F/G-80, agency: Court Side, college: S.Carolina) shined for the hosts with 22 points and 6 rebounds (valuation 34). Erazem Lorbek (209-F/C-84, college: Michigan St.) scored 17, while Boniface Ndong (213-C-77) helped with 15 points and 7 rebs. Bo McCalebb (183-PG-85, college: New Orleans) responded with 20 points in loss and Ksistof Lavrinovic (210-C-79) had 13 pts, plus 8 rebs. David Andersen (212-C-80) delivered 12 points. Quarters: 24-12, 16-16, 23-22, 29-25. Next week, Barca will play against Galatasaray as a guest. Montepaschi waits winless Asseco Prokom.

Regal Barca: Chuck Eidson 22+6 boards, Erazem Lorbek 17, Boniface Ndong 15+7 boards
Montepaschi: Bo McCalebb 20, Ksistof Lavrinovic 13+8 boards, David Andersen 12


Darius Cox leaves CD Estela - by Mariano Galindo
Without playing any official minute, Darius Cox (201-F-89, college: Livingstone) left CD Estela last Thursday. The forward was hired in summer 2011 to complete the roster of the team coached by Joaquin Romano, that is in the top position of EBA Group A-A with a 3-0 record. Now, Estela can sign another player to replace Cox. Could be a good chance for players like Corey Diethorn (197-F-85, agency: Dynamics Global Management, college: Assumption), who played for a short time in Estela before his knee injury.

Unicaja locks Augusto Cesar Lima until 2014 - by Eurobasket News
Unicaja extended the contract of Augusto Cesar Lima (206-C-91). The new deal is meant through 2013/2014 season. The centre started his career in Unicaja. Last season he tallied 2.9 points and 3.1 boards per Euroleague game. In ACB his stats read 1.7 points per appearance. Augusto Cesar Lima also played for CB Ricon in LEB Gold. His stats read 13.0 points, 7.5 boards and 1.2 steals per game there. In January the centre moved to CB Granada on loan. Augusto Cesar Lima notched 7.9 points and 5.5 boards for the team. The centre is the member of Brazilian National Team. He participated at Fiba Americas Championship this year. The centre posted 2.6 points and 2.1 rebounds per game in Mar del Plata.

Partizan crushes Real Madrid in thriller, 80-79 - by Eurobasket News
Partizan - Real Madrid 80-79

Huge victory for the Serbian powerhouse in front of its fans at Pionir Arena. Partizan grabbed 80-79 thriller win against Real Madrid to join them with 2-2 record in Group B. Emporio Armani and Anadolu Efes have the same numbers. Acie Law (190-G-85, agency: Priority Sports, college: Texas A&M) brought Partizan 80-78 lead from the free throw line and there was 17.3 second to go. Sergio Lull made his first FT after that and missed the second one, but managed to force a dead-ball. The possession arrow pointed Madrids way. There were 3.6 seconds left on the clock, Llull got the ball back in the corner, but all he managed was an off-balance three-point attempt that barely touched the rim as Pionir Arena erupted. Nikola Pekovic (210-C-86, agency: Beo Basket) nailed 20 points in this victory and Milan Macvan (206-C-89, agency: INVICTUS Sports Group) had double-double of 16 points and 12 rebounds. Acie Law helped with 14 points and 5 assists. In Real Madrid, Jaycee Carroll (188-PG-83, agency: Priority Sports) delivered 21 points, while Sergio Llull (190-PG-87) and Rudy Fernandez (197-G-85) netted 13 pts each. Quarters: 22-16, 23-24, 12-21, 23-18. Partizan goes to Milano in the next round. Real will host Anadolu Efes.

Partizan: Nikola Pekovic 20, Milan Macvan 16+12 boards, Acie Law 14+5 as
Real Madrid: Jaycee Carroll 21, Sergio Llull 13, Rudy Fernandez 13


Pape Sow leaves Joventut - by Eurobasket News
Joventut parted ways with Pape Sow (208-F-81, college: Cal.St. Fullerton). The Senegalese forward joined the Spanish team at the start of the season. He tallied 2.7 points and 3.2 rebounds per game in ACB. Last season Pape Sow started in Alicante. His stats read 9.8 points, 5.3 boards, 1.2 steals per appearance. The forward then moved to Caja Laboral. Pape Sow posted 2.7 points and 3.5 boards per game in ACB. In Euroleague the forward notched 3.3 points and 3.2 rebounds. Pape Sow was the member of Senegalese National Team in 2003-09 seasons. He had stints in D-League, NBA, Italy, Poland and Spain.

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


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


Stats Leaders - LEB Gold
Points Per Game
 Troy DEVRIES
  Melilla
  (193-G-82)
  Avg: 19.2
 1. DeVries, Melilla19.2 
 2. Feldeine, Breogan18.8 
 3. Durley, Leon18.6 
 4. Quezada, Leon18.4 
 5. Guillen, Canarias17.9 
 6. Witt, Knet Clavijo17.3 
 7. Phillip, Burgos16.8 
 8. Knutson, Mallorca16.7 
 9. Donaldson, Canarias16.6 
 10. Bivia, Mallorca15.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Olaseni LAWAL
  Knet Clavijo
  (208-F/C-86)
  Avg: 10
 1. Lawal, Knet Clavijo10.0 
 2. Donaldson, Canarias9.7 
 3. Phillip, Burgos8.9 
 4. McNeil, Huesca8.6 
 5. Sikma, La Palma8.5 
 6. Diouf, Palencia8.4 
 7. Mortellaro, Leon8.1 
 8. Williams, Caceres8.1 
 9. O''Leary, Palencia8.0 
 10. Wachsmann, Melilla7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Oscar ALVARADO
  La Palma
  (184-PG-91)
  Avg: 5.2
 1. Alvarado, La Palma5.2 
 2. Bivia, Mallorca4.3 
 3. Witt, Knet Clavijo4.2 
 4. Riera, Melilla4.1 
 5. Bernabe, Leon3.9 
 6. Norris, Lleida3.9 
 7. Lopez, Burgos3.9 
 8. Sabat, Canarias3.7 
 9. DeVries, Melilla3.6 
 10. Rodriguez, Caceres3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Jeffrey XAVIER
  Palencia
  (185-G-85)
  Avg: 3
 1. Xavier, Palencia3.0 
 2. Bernabe, Leon2.6 
 3. Alonso, Mallorca2.3 
 4. Toledo, Burgos2.3 
 5. Guerra, Granada2.0 
 6. Otegui, Menorca1.9 
 7. Rost, Canarias1.8 
 8. Schaftenaar, La P.1.8 
 9. Lopez, La Palma1.8 
 10. Lawal, Knet Clavi.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Michel DIOUF
  Palencia
  (208-C-89)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Diouf, Palencia1.7 
 2. Kuzmin, Clinicas.1.7 
 3. Lawal, Knet Clavijo1.6 
 4. Green, Mallorca1.6 
 5. Coleman, Girona1.3 
 6. El Hadji Mal., Cli.1.3 
 7. Odiakosa, Melilla1.2 
 8. Tillman, Burgos1.2 
 9. Samb, Granada0.9 
 10. Freimanis, Girona0.9 


Batum, Akingbala help Nancy hand first loss to Caja Laboral - by Eurobasket News
Nancy - Caja Laboral 90-85

Nancy did a great job against Caja Laboral on Thursday evening. The reigning French champion celebrated 90-85 victory for 2-2 record in Group A (same as Fenerbahce Ulker). On the other side, Caja Laboral faced with the first loss and now has the same numbers as Bennet Cantu, 3-1. Nancy made 8-0 run for 84-73 lead with 3 minutes to go, what at the end was too much for the guests. Nicolas Batum (201-F-88) was a key player in Nancy with valuation 35. He had 21 points and 9 rebounds. Akinlolu Akingbala (208-F-83, college: Clemson) (valuation 30) also was great adding 26 points and 7 rebs, while Pape-Philippe Amagou (185-G-85, agency: Beo Basket) helped his team with 16 pts. In the loosing squad, Mirza Teletovic (206-F-85, agency: Beo Basket) shined with 24 points and 13 rebounds. Fernando San Emeterio (198-F/G-84) (7 rebs, 6 as) and Kevin Seraphin (205-F/C-89) (5 rebs) had 19 and 12 pts respectively. Quarters: 28-20, 21-27, 21-17, 20-21. Nancy will meet Olympiakos in the next round, while Caja Laboral will host Bilbao.

Nancy: Akinlolu Akingbala 26+7 boards, Nicolas Batum 21+9 boards, Pape-Philippe Amagou 16
Caja Laboral: Mirza Teletovic 24+13 boards, Fernando San Emeterio 19+7 boards+6 as, Kevin Seraphin 12+5 boards


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


Stats Leaders - Basketligan
Points Per Game
 Stephen MCDOWELL
  Solna
  (180-G-85)
  Avg: 23
 1. McDowell, Solna23.0 
 2. Zabas, Jamtland22.6 
 3. Smith, Sodertalje20.1 
 4. Krayem, Boras20.1 
 5. Palm, Boras19.3 
 6. Mbemba, LF Basket18.8 
 7. McKnight, Boras18.4 
 8. Sigurdarson, Sunds.16.8 
 9. Jeansson, Uppsala16.7 
 10. Klaric, Jamtland16.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Michael PALM
  Boras
  (208-C-79)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Palm, Boras10.8 
 2. Toombs, Eco Orebro9.9 
 3. Baeringsson, Sunds.9.8 
 4. Johnson, Uppsala9.4 
 5. Ramsey, LF Basket9.3 
 6. Lalugba, Jamtland9.2 
 7. McKnight, Boras8.4 
 8. Safford, LF Basket8.4 
 9. Simms, Sodertalje8.0 
 10. Watt, Eco Orebro7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Rudy MBEMBA
  LF Basket
  (181-G-87)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Mbemba, LF Basket7.2 
 2. Krayem, Boras6.3 
 3. Hellgren, Jamtland5.6 
 4. Carter, Uppsala5.6 
 5. Pleick, Eco Orebro5.1 
 6. Chuk, Sodertalje4.7 
 7. Mitchell, Norrkopi.3.8 
 8. Ermolinskij, Sunds.3.7 
 9. Beck, Solna3.6 
 10. Zabas, Jamtland3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Andrew MITCHELL
  Norrkoping
  (181-G-79)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Mitchell, Norrkopi.3.3 
 2. Smith, Sodertalje3.0 
 3. Carter, Uppsala2.7 
 4. Mbemba, LF Basket2.3 
 5. Pleick, Eco Orebro2.1 
 6. Zabas, Jamtland2.0 
 7. Ermolinskij, Sunds.2.0 
 8. Johnson, Sundsvall1.9 
 9. Hellgren, Jamtland1.9 
 10. Baeringsson, Sund.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Delvon JOHNSON
  Uppsala
  (205-F-89)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Johnson, Uppsala2.2 
 2. Ramsey, LF Basket2.1 
 3. Toombs, Eco Orebro1.9 
 4. Lalugba, Jamtland1.9 
 5. Simms, Sodertalje1.7 
 6. Watt, Eco Orebro1.6 
 7. Doychinov, Solna1.0 
 8. Gregory, Sundsvall1.0 
 9. Blom, 081.0 
 10. Odada, 080.9 


Stephen Mcdowell and Solna Vikings part ways. - by Eurobasket
Due to a need for structural changes of the Team, Solna Vikings and Stephen McDowell (180-G-85, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Chattanooga) have decided amicably to part ways.
Solna Vikings have had serious defensive problems at the 'big guard' spot, and in order to help the team, Stephen McDowelll has agreed to allow the club to replace him with a player that will fit the teams needs better. Head Coach, Torbjrn Gehrke of Solna Vikings: 'Releasing the current top scorer of Sweden (23ppg and 48,4% from 3pt range) might very well be the most insane thing I've done in my entire coaching career. Stephen has at times been a surreal scorer for us, and had 42pts against the gold-favorite LF (10/13 from 3pt), but unfortunately we need more size at the guard spot and the import position is the only available spot for us to replace.' Stephens replacement is ready and waiting to join the team, but will not join until Stephen has found his new team.
Coach Gehrke on Stephens role: 'Stephen has done everything I've asked him to do and is a formidable scoring machine, hard worker and a terrific kid.
I will not release him until his Agent (Warren Sports International) has found a team that needs his scoring skill and that Stephen and his agent are satisfied will be a good enough situation for him.



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Brandon Jenkins gets MVP of the Week award for LNA - by Eurobasket News
American Brandon Jenkins (190-G-85, agency: Interperformances) had an amazing evening in the last round for Starwings and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 7.
The 26-year old guard had the game-high 22 points adding four rebounds and seven assists for Starwings in his team's victory, helping them to outclass BBC Nyon (#7, 2-5) with 26-point margin 89-63. Starwings maintains the 6th position in Swiss LNA. Starwings is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 3-4 record. Jenkins turned to be Starwings' top player in his first season with the team. University of Louisville graduate has very impressive stats this year. Jenkins is in league's top in points (8th best: 16.4ppg), assists (4th best: 5.1apg) and averages solid 2.3spg and 61.6% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 29-year old American forward Marcus Sloan (205-F-82) of SAV Vacallo. Sloan impressed basketball fans with 19 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists. Bad luck as SAV Vacallo lost that game 76-81 to slightly higher-ranked Lugano Tigers (#3, 5-1). This loss caused SAV Vacallo to drop to 5th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 3-3 record is not bad and everything may still change. Sloan is a newcomer at SAV Vacallo and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders.

The third best performed player last round was another Starwings' star - Bahamas forward Jaraun Burrows (203-F-85, agency: Warren Sports International). Burrows showcased his all-around game by recording 20 points, ten rebounds and five assists in the last round. He was another key player of Starwings, helping his team with a 89-63 easy win against slightly lower-ranked BBC Nyon (#7, 2-5). The chances of Starwings ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 4 games, recording just three victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Burrows could help Starwings to bring them higher in the standings. Burrows has a great season in Switzerland. After only 7 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 17.1ppg (6th best) and rebounds with 8.7rpg (8th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Marcus Allen (201-F/C-87) of Boncourt - 22 points and 5 rebounds
5. Michael Efevberha (199-G-84) of Lugano Tigers - 22 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Rickey Gibson (191-G-84) of SAV Vacallo - 14 points, 6 rebounds and 10 assists
7. Kramer Knutson (205-F/C-89) of BBC Nyon - 15 points and 9 rebounds
8. Brandon Thomas (192-G-85) of BBC Nyon - 13 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Ronald Yates (201-F-83) of Fribourg - 22 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Babacar Toure (205-F/C-85) of Geneve Lions - 14 points and 5 rebounds

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


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U18 WABA Championship: Syria trounce Jordan in Tehran - by Eurobasket News
Syria U18 - Jordan U18 108:63

Syria registered victory at the start of U18 WABA Championship. They knocked down Jordan behind 21 points from Ockba Baghajati (182-G-94).
Syria dominated from the starting minutes. They recorded a 24:7 lead after ten minutes of action. They kept Jordan at bay throughout the second frame. Pance Milevski team established a comfortable 49:24 halftime lead. Syria opened the second half on a 17:4 run to get even bigger advantage. They enjoyed an 80:42 lead with ten minutes remaining. Syria kept the pressure and sealed the victory in the fourth quarter. Mohammed Hashem knocked down 18 points, while Mahmmoud Trub added 13 points and 6 boards for the winners. Adham Salim answered with 20 points for Jordan. Mamoon Bukhari netted 8 points in the loss.

Syria U18: Ockba Baghajati 21, Mohammed Hashem 18, Mahmmoud Trub 13
Jordan U18: Adham Salim 20, Mamoon Bukhari 8


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  TURKEY   


Fenerbahce Ulker makes it two in a row in Euroleague Group A - by Pervin Elgin
Fenerbahce Ulker grabbed a second consecutive win in Group A of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague. In a thriller in Spain, Bizkaia Bilbao Basket was defeated 70-73. Top scorer for Ulker was Bojan Bogdanovic with 19 points, Curtis Jerrells scored 15.

Fenerbahce started the match with a three-pointer by Thabo Sefolosha, but Bilbao answered accordingly. Kostas Vasilliadis towed his team to a 16-11 lead. Fener called a timeout and emerged reborn. Bojan Bogdanovic was on fire for Ulker and turned things around with help from James Gist: at the end of the first period, Fenerbahce had taken a 21-26 lead.

In the second period Bilbao quickly set the scores all level again, 28-28. In the remainded of the period the defence of both teams stepped up. The hosts forced Ulker into 9 turnovers and limited the guests to only six points in the period, But Bilbao missed various shots themselves, scoring 15 points in the period and going to the locker room with a far from immense 36-32 lead.

In the third period, a three-pointer bij Emir Preldzic and a basket by Bogdanovic put Fenerbahce in the lead again, 36-37. Mutual baskets increased the score tot 49-50, with Curtis Jerrels aiding Bogdanovic on behalf of Fenerbahce. In the final minute of the period Bilbao made the last basket and Marko Banic sank a three-pointer at the buzzer for the Spanish hosts: 58-53.

Bilbao opened the score in the final quarter, and managed to increase the gap to 8 points: 67-59. Unfortunately for the hosts, they ended up in foul troubles, and Fenerbahce exploited this effectively. Omer Onan made a couple of tree throws, and a three-pointer by Jerrels brought Ulker back to 67-64. Bilbao missed some shots, and Jerrels tied the game at 67-67 with less than two minutes of playing time left.
Lopez missed from out of the box for Bilbao, and a Spanish turnover and a steal by Onan lead to a 0-14 run: 67-71 with 20 seconds left. A three point shot by Vasilliadis got the hosts to 70-71 with 3 seconds left, but Onan was fouled and made his three throws. A three-point attempt at the buzzer by Vasilliadis failed, and Fenerbahce Ulker celebrated the second Euroleague win: 70-73. In the next round, Fenerbahce Ulker will host Benett Cantu


Maccabi Electra downs Anadolu Efes in Istanbul - by Eurobasket News
Anadolu Efes - Maccabi T-A 72-79

Maccabi Electra registered crucial win against Anadolu Efes on Thursday evening. The Israeli powerhouse celebrated 72-79 victory in Istanbul jumping to 3-1 in Group C, what is currently enough for the first place. Anadolu Efes dropped to 2-2 and joined three others teams. A three-pointer by Sasha Vujacic (200-G-84) tied it at 70-70 with 2 minutes to go but David Blu (201-F-80, college: USC), Tal Burstein and Jordan Farmar (188-PG-86, college: UCLA) combined for 9-of-10 free throws in crunch time to lead Maccabi to a very valuable road win. Jordan Farmar stepped up with 18 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists (valuation 27). David Blu scored 15 points, while Sofoklis Schortsanitis (206-C-85) and Lior Eliyahu (206-F/C-85, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) netted 12 pts each. Efes got 21 points from Sasha Vujacic. Stanko Barac (217-C-86) had 17 points and was the last one with double digits in scoring. Quarters: 13-14, 22-24, 18-21, 19-20. Maccabi will play against Charleroi next week, while Anadolu Efes will travel to Madrid.

Anadolu Efes: Sasha Vujacic 21, Stanko Barac 17
Maccabi: Jordan Farmar 18+5 boards+5 as, David Blu 15, Sofoklis Schortsanitis 12+5 boards, Lior Eliyahu 12


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  UKRAINE   


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


Kryvbasbasket land Percell Coles - by Eurobasket News
Kryvbasbasket continued to bolster their roster. They agreed on terms of contract with Percell Coles (191-G-81, college: Cleveland St.). The team has recently signed deals with head coach Ainars Bagatskis (agency: Alti Sport ) and Dalibor Djapa (204-F/C-84, agency: Alti Sport).
Percell Coles started the season in Estonia. The guard played for Rakvere Tarvas. He appeared in just one game scoring 7 points and making 1 block. Percell Coles was last seen in Switzerland. He played for Lausanne Basket back in 2005-06 season. His stats read 12.2 points, 3.0 assist, 1.4 boards and 1.4 steals per appearance. Percell Coles graduated from the Cleveland State University in 2004. He was invited to the Cleveland Cavaliers camp but could not make it on the roster.


Stats Leaders - Men
Points Per Game
 Willie SOLOMON
  Cherkasy
  (187-G-78)
  Avg: 22.5
 1. Solomon, Cherkasy22.5 
 2. Burtt, Dnipro20.4 
 3. Stojanovski, Cherk.19.1 
 4. King, BC Odessa18.7 
 5. Thomas, Dnipro18.1 
 6. Davis, Kryvbasb.17.9 
 7. Culpepper, Fe.17.8 
 8. Green, Mykolaiv17.5 
 9. Minard, Azovmash17.0 
 10. McClinton, Budive.17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Shawn KING
  BC Odessa
  (208-C-82)
  Avg: 10.9
 1. King, BC Odessa10.9 
 2. Davis, Kryvbasb.9.2 
 3. Davis, Fe.8.4 
 4. Hunter, Mykolaiv8.4 
 5. Korniyenko, Dnipro8.3 
 6. Fraser, DniproAzot8.1 
 7. Odufuwa, Halychyna7.9 
 8. Coleman, Hoverla7.8 
 9. Pecherov, Azovmash7.6 
 10. Terry, Khimik7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Derrick ZIMMERMAN
  BC Kyiv
  (190-G-81)
  Avg: 7
 1. Zimmerman, BC Kyiv7.0 
 2. Burtt, Dnipro6.2 
 3. Solomon, Cherkasy5.8 
 4. Deane, BC Odessa5.4 
 5. Ewing, Azovmash5.2 
 6. Mitchell, Khimik5.2 
 7. Morovic, Halychyna5.0 
 8. Butskyy, Fe.4.6 
 9. Ervin, BC Kyiv4.5 
 10. Vaughn, Mykolaiv4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Daniel EWING
  Azovmash
  (191-G-83)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Ewing, Azovmash2.2 
 2. Sirsnins, DniproAz.2.2 
 3. Tiggs, Hoverla2.0 
 4. Curry, BC Donetsk1.8 
 5. Low, Dnipro1.7 
 6. Nelson, BC Donetsk1.6 
 7. Chappell, Fe.1.6 
 8. Mitchell, Khimik1.6 
 9. Miletic, Khimik1.6 
 10. House, Dnipro1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Shawn KING
  BC Odessa
  (208-C-82)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. King, BC Odessa2.9 
 2. McClintock, Mykola.2.8 
 3. Gorbenko, Dnipr.2.0 
 4. Korniyenko, Dnipro1.8 
 5. Rizvic, Azovmash1.6 
 6. Davis, Kryvbasb.1.5 
 7. Wallace, Halychyna1.4 
 8. Coleman, Hoverla1.4 
 9. Hunter, Mykolaiv1.4 
 10. Bliznyuk, Cherkasy1.3 


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  UNITED KINGDOM   


GOLD COAST WILL GIVE BASKETBALL BIG BOOST - by Sandy Sutherland
Scottish Basketball is anxiously wating the outcome of today's vote at the Commonwealth Games Federation Assembly in St Kitts on the venue for the 2018 Games.
There are just two candidates, Australia's Gold Coast and Hambantota in Sri Lanka and, while Gold Coast have included basketball in their sports programme, Hambantota have not.
'It is extremely important for Scottish Basketball and indeed Commonwealth Basketball that Gold Coast win the bid as the funding for our national teams would be significantly improved if we are a Commonwealth Games sport,' explained a BasketballScotland spokesman.
'We proved in 2006 when we finished sixth in the Melbourne Games that we are well capable of competing against other Commonwealth nations when given the right funding support and we are very disappointed that Glasgow did not include our sport in its programme for 2014.'
Ironically BasketballScotland do not even know if theiir own Games delegate will be voting for Australia as CommonwealthGamesScotland chairman Michael Cavanagh was giving nothing away ahead of the vote.
Basketball has only once featured in the Commonwealth Games when Australia won both men's and women's gold medals in Melbourne in 2006.
Scotland's women did not even get a chance to play, losing out to Malta for the second European qualifying spot behind England.


Griffin Flies Back In - by Paul Nilsen

Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders shooting guard, John Griffin (183-G-85, college: Bucknell), who suffered a fracture of the thumb in pre-season, before playing a game for the Riders, has returned to the Riders after recovering from the injury.

Griffin injury was confirmed as an avulsion fracture commonly known as skiers thumb. However, Griffins injury was more severe than normal, due to ligament damage, and he has spent the last 7 weeks in rehabilitation following surgery at the prestigious Rothman Institute in Philadelphia.

Prior to joining the Riders, Griffin had not played for 18 months with an ACL injury, and rehabilitated while on the back room staff at the Indiana Pacers in the NBA. That long recovery made the thumb injury even tougher to take, but the guard has worked hard to recover full fitness. He flew back into the UK on Thursday.

The 25 year old American, a 6 foot 1 inch guard, graduated from Bucknell University in 2008, after playing every game in a 4 year college career. Griffin averaged over 13 points a game, with 3 assists, 3 rebounds and 2 steals a game in his final year at Bucknell. His first year of his professional career was in Germany for the Crailsheim Proveo Merlins a Pro B Club, and Griffin led them to the championship, and promotion to Pro A, while being voted the MVP of the League. He then torn his ACL which meant his missed virtually the whole of the 2009/10 season.

Riders Head Coach Rob Paternostro said, John has had a very hard time of it, with these injuries, but he has worked very hard and is back to fitness. What we dont know is how long it will take for him to get his match sharpness, but we have stayed in touch throughout the rehabilitation, and he remains very keen to make his mark in the BBL. We know he has an outstanding pedigree, so it should be just a matter of time. It will be good to finally get John in a Riders vest soon.

Griffin will be available to play for the Riders in the two away trips this weekend. Tonight they travel to London Leopards in a final pool match in the BBL Trophy, while Sunday Riders have a huge BBL Cup quarter-final away to Cheshire Jets.



Heat Release Singles - by Paul Nilsen

Guildford Heat Head Coach Creon Raftopoulos today announced that he has released American point-guard Brandon Shingles (191-G, college: Morehead St.). Talking about the decision, Coach Creon said:

Its a shame to have to let Brandon go, but things have not worked out as wed hope. Brandons a great player but you need chemistry between your point guard and the rest of the team and unfortunately it wasnt there. The style of play that I want didnt fit in with Brandons game and he also struggled to make the adjustments to the referees over here.

Im looking at a number of possible replacements for Brandon and hope to be able to announce a new signing soon.

Everyone at the Guildford Heat wishes Brandon all the best in his future basketball career and would like to thank him for his hard work while at the club.



BBL Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Demarius BOLDS
  MK Lions
  (190-G-84)
  Avg: 28.3
 1. Bolds, MK Lions28.3 
 2. Sullivan, Leiceste.23.0 
 3. Bucci, Durham W.20.0 
 4. Smith, Newcastl.19.7 
 5. Brown, Cheshire.18.8 
 6. Chapman, Newcastl.18.8 
 7. Green, Glasgow18.4 
 8. Schneck, Cheshire.18.0 
 9. Wierzbicki, Leices.17.7 
 10. Hardy, Leicester17.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Daniel NORTHERN
  MK Lions
  (206-F/C-85)
  Avg: 14
 1. Northern, MK Lions14.0 
 2. Schneck, Cheshire.12.8 
 3. Dobbins, Sheffield12.7 
 4. Tuck, Sheffield S.10.8 
 5. Thomson, Newcastl.9.6 
 6. Sullivan, Leiceste.9.5 
 7. Hardy, Leicester R.9.3 
 8. Bolds, MK Lions8.8 
 9. Williams, Plymouth8.5 
 10. Cranston, Glasgow8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Ralph BUCCI
  Durham W.
  (193-G-75)
  Avg: 5
 1. Bucci, Durham W.5.0 
 2. Gill, MK Lions4.8 
 3. Green, Glasgow4.7 
 4. Brown, Cheshire.4.6 
 5. Flournoy, Newcastl.4.5 
 6. Rundles, Leiceste.4.3 
 7. Chapman, Newcastl.4.1 
 8. Douse, Mersey T.3.7 
 9. Reinking, Sheffiel.3.3 
 10. Bailey, Mersey Ti.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Demarius BOLDS
  MK Lions
  (190-G-84)
  Avg: 3
 1. Bolds, MK Lions3.0 
 2. Smith, Newcastl.2.7 
 3. Bucci, Durham W.2.5 
 4. Green, Glasgow2.1 
 5. Gause, Newcastl.2.0 
 6. Bailey, Mersey Tig.2.0 
 7. Brown, Cheshire.1.6 
 8. Josey, MK Lions1.5 
 9. Bridge, Newcastl.1.5 
 10. Gill, MK Lions1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Brett ROYSTER
  Leiceste.
  (203-F-89)
  Avg: 2
 1. Royster, Leiceste.2.0 
 2. Dobbins, Sheffield1.8 
 3. Northern, MK Lions1.5 
 4. Cole, Cheshire Jets1.2 
 5. Williams, Plymouth1.0 
 6. Youngblood, Leices.1.0 
 7. Madourie, Newcastl.1.0 
 8. Sullivan, Leiceste.1.0 
 9. Jones, Plymouth R.0.8 
 10. Gordon, Worceste.0.8 


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


Garbelotto Cautiously Optimistic About More Silverware - by Paul Nilsen
Mersey Tigers coach Tony Garbelotto is cautiously optimistic more silverware could soon be within touching distance.

Having led the club to a stunning treble last season, its been something of a turbulent summer. However, despite both this and an inconsistent start to the new campaign, winning trophies is back at the top of the agenda as the prepare for a BBL Cup quarter-final against Worcester Wolves tonight.

Cup runs are always important but we will be taking one game at a time explained the play-caller.

Obviously the winners of this game will play in the semi-finals which means you are only a couple of games away from a Final.

This alone is incentive enough.

Certainly Garbelotto will be keen to ensure his team emerges victorious since they have already blown their chances of successfully defending their BBL Trophy after sliding out of the competition.

Meanwhile the wounds of last seasons disappointing performance in the BBL Cup Final have not fully healed and consequently Garbelotto would just love to be given the opportunity to lay that particular ghost to rest.

Whoever comes out on top in this one will face UCP Marjon Plymouth Raiders in the semi-finals after booking their spot in the last four of the competition last weekend.

In the other half of the draw, Newcastle Eagles match up with old foes Glasgow Rocks at Sport Central this evening with both teams carrying some injury concerns over respective guards Paul Gause and EJ Harrison. The winners of this tie will face either Cheshire Jets or Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders.

The in-form Riders travel to Northgate looking to draw inspiration from their first trip earlier in the season when they left with a convincing 80-59 BBL Championship victory and Jets have a major task on their hands preventing a repeat.

For Riders have Drew Sullivan, Cameron Rundles and Ayron Hardy all with the hot-hand right now and it promises to be a great contest with Jets having gained confidence from last weeks excellent league success over Glasgow Rocks.

Before Riders make the trip to the north-west, they must firstly complete their BBL Trophy campaign at BA London Leopards tonight. With neither team able to qualify, the focus will be on the hosts and how competitive they can be as they bow out of the competition .

Head coach Dejan Mihevc is acutely aware of the task ahead and the calibre of player Riders have on their roster.

Their quality is in their team. They have some exceptional individuals in Sullivan, Rundles and Hardy who will each add something special to the team.

They also have great support in Royster, Wierzbicki and other players in the rotation who will always step in and do their jobs.

There are also two games in the BBL Championship to savour with Durham Wildcats heading to Worcester Wolves on a real high after their historic first win in the top flight last Saturday. They will try to follow this up with a first road win but it could be difficult against the Wolves who are beginning to build some momentum themselves.

Finally, there is a huge game at Kelvin Hall in terms of the race for the title. Even at such an early stage, the pressure is on both teams with the losers of this guaranteed to move to three losses.

One Health Sharks Sheffield has already lost back to back games in the league against Newcastle Eagles and considering they have also been dumped out of the BBL Cup by Raiders (a competition they won last season) they will be desperate to get back to winning ways.

Sterling Davis and his Rocks team will have already played 48 hours earlier against Eaglesin the Cup and so are likely to head into the game either full of confidence or looking to avoid a third straight defeat after crashing last weekend at Cheshire Jets.



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  URUGUAY   


Results for the LUB 10th round - by Hector Lopez
Results for the Uruguayan League (10th round):
Defensor Sporting 79 - Marcos Cabot (178-PG-89) 21 points 7 assists, Robert Ferguson 12 points 3 rebounds, Christopher Jackson (208-C-81, college: N.Mexico St.) 10 points 13 rebounbds
Welcome 75 - Jimmy Boston (201-F-77, college: N.C.Central) 24 points 2 rebounds, Claudio Charquero (207-C-77) 17 points 13 rebounds, Kevin Nelson (192-G-84, college: Park) 10 points 3 rebounds 2 assists
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Union Atletica 77 - Will Caudle (206-C-82, college: Xavier) 16 points 9 rebounds, Adrian Bertolini (191-G-78) 23 points 3 assists, Elgrace Wilborn (203-F-83, college: W.Kentucky) 4 points 6 rebounds 3 blocks
Cader - Willard Crews (203-F-88, college: Bowie St.) 22 points 9 rebounds 1 block, Terry Evans (196-F-86, college: Wisc.-Green Bay) 15 points 4 rebounds 2 assists.


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  VTB UNITED LEAGUE   


Standings
VTB United League Standings
Group A
 1. Khimky 4-0 
 2. Unics 3-1 
 3. Budivelnyk 2-2 
 4. VEF Riga 2-2 
 5. Krasnie Krilya 2-2 
 6. Zalgiris