EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 11/13/2011

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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   


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


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. Panic, Zlatorog17.1 
 5. Simon, KK.16.3 
 6. Chase, Cibona15.7 
 7. Vucevic, Buducnost15.6 
 8. Pavkovic, Radnicki15.5 
 9. Scott, Radnicki K.15.3 
 10. Warren, Cedevita15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Boris SAVOVIC
  Hemofarm
  (206-F-87)
  Avg: 13.6
 1. Savovic, Hemofarm13.6 
 2. Vucevic, Buducnost10.6 
 3. Simon, Radnicki K.7.9 
 4. Pavic, Krka6.1 
 5. May, KK.6.0 
 6. Ilic, Crvena Zvezda6.0 
 7. Pekovic, Partizan6.0 
 8. Kasun, KK.5.9 
 9. Schortsaniti., Mac.5.8 
 10. Collins, Siroki W.5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Miljan PAVKOVIC
  Radnicki K.
  (178-G-81)
  Avg: 8.2
 1. Pavkovic, Radnicki8.2 
 2. Markovic, Radnicki7.0 
 3. Covic, Crvena Z.5.0 
 4. Farmar, Maccabi4.8 
 5. Simon, KK.4.7 
 6. Papaloukas, Macca.4.6 
 7. Stinson, Krka4.5 
 8. Krivec, Krka3.9 
 9. Draper, Cedevita3.9 
 10. Vujasinovic, Zlat.3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Yogev OHAYON
  Maccabi .
  (189-PG-87)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Ohayon, Maccabi2.7 
 2. Dragic, Krka2.4 
 3. Papaloukas, Macca.2.2 
 4. Milutinovic, Crven.2.0 
 5. Draper, Cedevita1.9 
 6. Green, Union Olimp.1.9 
 7. Simon, KK.1.9 
 8. Savovic, Hemofarm1.8 
 9. Chase, Cibona1.8 
 10. Markovic, Radnick.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Shawn JAMES
  Maccabi T-A
  (208-C/F-83)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. James, Maccabi T-A1.5 
 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, Buducnost0.9 
 9. Pekovic, Partizan0.8 
 10. Jeremic, Hemofarm0.8 


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  AUSTRALIA   


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


Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Kevin LISCH
  Wildcats
  (188-PG-86)
  Avg: 20.7
 1. Lisch, Wildcats20.7 
 2. Khazzouh, Kings18.9 
 3. Mills, Tigers18.4 
 4. Warren, 36ers18.2 
 5. Wilkinson, Breakers17.9 
 6. Tragardh, Tigers17.1 
 7. Gill, Crocodiles16.8 
 8. Worthington, Blaze16.8 
 9. Redhage, Wildcats16.5 
 10. Bruce, Kings15.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jacob HOLMES
  Crocodiles
  (201-F-83)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Holmes, Crocodiles10.8 
 2. Khazzouh, Kings10.6 
 3. Grant, Kings7.7 
 4. Rychart, Taipans7.5 
 5. Bose, Kings7.3 
 6. Mims, Crocodiles7.2 
 7. Simpsons, 36ers7.2 
 8. Worthington, Blaze7.2 
 9. Hudson, Blaze6.8 
 10. Tragardh, Tigers6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Damian MARTIN
  Wildcats
  (188-PG-84)
  Avg: 6
 1. Martin, Wildcats6.0 
 2. Gibson, Blaze5.8 
 3. Mills, Tigers5.1 
 4. Jackson, Breakers5.1 
 5. Crosswell, 36ers4.8 
 6. Martin, Hawks4.5 
 7. Redhage, Wildcats4.2 
 8. Bruce, Kings4.1 
 9. Deleon, Blaze4.0 
 10. Gill, Crocodiles3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Cedric JACKSON
  Breakers
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 3
 1. Jackson, Breakers3.0 
 2. Robbins, Wildcats2.5 
 3. Martin, Wildcats2.0 
 4. Gibson, Blaze2.0 
 5. Mims, Crocodiles1.6 
 6. Lisch, Wildcats1.3 
 7. Dorsey, Tigers1.1 
 8. Vukona, Breakers1.1 
 9. Worthington, Blaze1.0 
 10. Crosswell, 36ers1.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Jerai GRANT
  Kings
  (203-F/C-89)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Grant, Kings1.7 
 2. Khazzouh, Kings1.7 
 3. Johnson, 36ers1.5 
 4. Nevill, Wildcats1.2 
 5. Pledger, Breakers1.0 
 6. Knight, Wildcats1.0 
 7. Forman, Hawks1.0 
 8. Martin, Wildcats1.0 
 9. Loughton, Taipans1.0 
 10. Abercrombie, Brea.0.9 


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  AUSTRIA   


Standings - 2.Bundesliga
2.Bundesliga Standings
 1. Dornbirn 4-0 
 2. Mistelbach 4-0 
 3. Mattersb.R. 3-0 
 4. Schwaz 3-1 
 5. Danube City 2-3 
 6. BC Vienna jrs 2-4 
 7. Falcons 1-2 
 8. Klagenfurt 1-3 
 9. Salzburg 1-4 
Folded
 1. Fighters 0-4 


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  BALTIC LEAGUE   


Round 6: Siauliai keeps a leadership position in their group - by Eurobasket News
Baltic League is at the halfway of the Regular Season and there are still another 6 rounds left. The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with extra overtimes, derby games and games ending by tiny margin.

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Lithuanian Siauliai as it allowed them to take a leadership position in Elite. Siauliai edged 3rd ranked Latvian Ventspils at home 77-75. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Ventspils. The hosts trailed by 3 points after three quarters before their 19-14 charge, which allowed them to win the game. It was a good game for American power forward Denzel Bowles (208-89, college: JMU) who led his team to a victory with 20 points and 6 rebounds. The other American import guard Cam Long (193-88, college: George Mason) contributed with 17 points for the winners. Guard Janis Strelnieks (191-89) replied with 12 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists for Ventspils. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Undefeated Siauliai (5-0) have an impressive five-game winning streak. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Ventspils at the other side keep the third place with two games lost. They share the position with Kalev/Cramo. Ventspils will have a break next week, which should allow them to rest in order to get back on the winning path. Siauliai will try to continue on its current victory against ninth ranked Kedainiai on the road.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 6:
In Group B Sakalai smashed Rapla on the road 78-49.
In Group A Naglis Palangos won against Tarvas on its own court 76-62.
In Group B Sakalai managed to outperform TTU/Kalev in Vilnius 84-71. Winless Rapla lost to undefeated Techasas at home 65-78. Valmiera crushed Turiba on the opponent's court 84-50.
In Group A Neptunas smashed Tarvas in a home game 103-70. Winless Jelgava lost to undefeated Naglis Palangos on the road 71-88.
In Group B TTU/Kalev lost to undefeated Techasas on its own court 72-80.
In Elite Juventus managed to beat Baltai Kaunas in Utena 69-61.
The most impressive performance of 6th round was 32 points and 12 rebounds by Povilas Butkevicius of Rudupis.


Challenge
Rapla - Sakalai 49-78

No shocking result in a game when second ranked Lithuanian Sakalai (4-1) crushed on the road bottom-ranked Estonian Rapla (0-5) 78-49 on Friday. The game without a history. Sakalai led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to Rapla's 30. They outrebounded Rapla 47-28 including a 31-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a good game for center Edvinas Jezukevicius (207-90) who led his team to a victory with 11 points and 9 rebounds. Center Paulius Joneliunas (211-84, college: American) contributed with 8 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Swingman Janar Soo (199-91) replied with 19 points and power forward Raido Ringmets (206-83) added 13 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Rapla. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Sakalai maintains second position in Group B with 4-1 record behind leader Techasas. Loser Rapla still closes the standings with five games lost. Sakalai will face Valmiera (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day.
Top scorers:
Rapla: J.Soo 19+3reb, R.Ringmets 13+6reb+2ast, I.Kajupank 5+2reb, M.Limberg 4+4reb+1ast, R.Laane 3+4reb+1ast, A.Parn 2+3reb+3ast
Sakalai: E.Jezukevicius 11+9reb, A.Butkevicius 10+2reb, E.Baniulis 9+1reb, P.Joneliunas 8+6reb+1ast, A.Kiausas 8+4reb+1ast, L.Samenas 7+3reb+1ast
gschID: 149671


Naglis Palangos - Tarvas 76-62

Rather expected game when 3rd ranked Estonian BC Rakvere (1-2) lost to top-ranked Lithuanian Naglis Palangos (4-0) in Palanga 62-76 on Saturday. The game without a history. Naglis Palangos led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Naglis Palangos outrebounded BC Rakvere 45-28 including 17 on the offensive glass. BC Rakvere was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for American center Dane Johnson (208-86, college: Hofstra) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds. L.Mikalauskas contributed with 14 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Center Reinar Hallik (208-84) replied with 17 points and 5 rebounds and forward Janis Vahter (195-86) added 11 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for BC Rakvere. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Naglis Palangos maintains first position in Group A with 4-0 record. Loser BC Rakvere keeps the third place with two games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Tarvas: R.Hallik 17+5reb+1ast, J.Umbrasko 11+5reb, J.Vahter 11+6reb+1ast, T.Oja 10+4reb+1ast, M.Dorbek 5+4reb+7ast, V.Veski 5+1reb
Naglis Palangos: N.Barinov 15+5reb+2ast, L.Mikalauskas 14+8reb+2ast, D.Johnson 12+11reb+3ast, T.Rinkevicius 12+4reb+6ast, M.Reminas 11+1ast, B.Benn 8+11reb+1ast
gschID: 149672


TTU/Kalev - Sakalai 71-84

Rather predictable result when second ranked Lithuanian Sakalai (4-1) won against 5th ranked Estonian TTU/Kalev (1-4) in Tallinn 84-71 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Sakalai. TTU/Kalev was better in third quarter 23-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a good game for forward Evaldas Baniulis (201-87, college: S.Carolina) who led his team to a victory with 18 points and 5 rebounds. Guard Laurynas Samenas (192-88) contributed with 14 points for the winners. Sakalai's coach Kazys Maksvytis used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American center Andrew Arnold (208-86, college: Lewis-Clark) replied with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds and forward Illimar Pilk (195-88) added 14 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for TTU/Kalev. Sakalai maintains second position in Group B with 4-1 record behind leader Techasas. Loser TTU/Kalev keeps the fifth place with four games lost. Sakalai will face Valmiera (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day.
Top scorers:
TTU/Kalev: A.Arnold 17+11reb+1ast, I.Pilk 14+7reb+4ast, K.Keres 10+2reb+1ast, K.Akenparg 9+2reb+1ast, K.Makke 8+4reb, M.Kaja 7+3reb
Sakalai: E.Baniulis 18+5reb+2ast, L.Samenas 14+2reb+2ast, D.Pukis 9+3reb, A.Peciukevicius 8+1reb, P.Joneliunas 8+9reb+1ast, R.Matulis 7+3reb
gschID: 149673


Rapla - Techasas 65-78

Not a big story in a game when bottom-ranked Estonian Rapla (0-5) lost at home to top-ranked Lithuanian Techasas (5-0) 78-65 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 1 point after three quarters before their 25-11 charge, which allowed them to win the game. It was a good game for guard Edgaras Stanionis (193-88) who led his team to a victory with 21 points. Guard Julius Zurna (188-86) contributed with 21 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Swingman Janar Soo (199-91) replied with 17 points and point guard Rait-Riivo Laane (180-93) added 13 points and 6 assists in the effort for Rapla. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Techasas maintains first position in Group B with 5-0 record. Loser Rapla still closes the standings with five games lost. Techasas will face Turiba (#4) on the road in the next round.
Top scorers:
Rapla: J.Soo 17+2reb+3ast, R.Laane 13+3reb+6ast, S.Kaldre 13+4reb+1ast, A.Parn 10+6reb+3ast, M.Parn 5+2reb, I.Kajupank 4+3reb
Techasas: E.Stanionis 21+4reb+3ast, J.Zurna 21+5reb+1ast, D.Tarvydas 12+4reb+1ast, E.Ezerskis 10+3reb+4ast, O.Matulionis 8+7reb+2ast, K.Babkauskas 2+3reb+3ast
gschID: 149674


Turiba - Valmiera 50-84

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both third ranked Valmiera and one of their biggest challengers Turiba had identical 2-2 record. But Turiba was not able to use a home court advantage and was outplayed by the opponent from Valmiera 84-50 on Saturday night. The game was mostly controlled by Valmiera. Turiba was better in fourth quarter 20-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Turiba 48-28 including a 37-14 advantage in defensive rebounds. Turiba was plagued by 29 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for power forward Jekabs Rozitis (206-86) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 16 rebounds. Power forward Artjoms Butjankovs (205-91, agency: FCM) contributed with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. Four Valmiera players scored in double figures. Guard Janis Antrops (193-91, agency: Interperformances) replied with 16 points and 5 rebounds and swingman Eduards Kikuts (196-88) added 6 points in the effort for Turiba. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Valmiera maintains third position in Group B with 3-2 record having just two points less than leader Techasas. Loser Turiba keeps the fourth place with three games lost. Valmiera will face league's second-placed Sakalai in Vilnius in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Turiba will play at home against the league's leader Techasas in Panevezys.
Top scorers:
Turiba: J.Antrops 16+5reb+2ast, E.Kikuts 6+3reb+2ast, M.Rudmiezis 6+1reb, M.Motivans 6+2reb, J.Dilevka 4+2reb, J.Pavlovskis 2+2reb
Valmiera: J.Rozitis 24+16reb, A.Butjankovs 15+11reb, J.Lucas 15+3reb+5ast, E.Kalve 12+7reb+1ast, O.Virsis 8+4reb+3ast, V.Bikse 5+3reb+2ast
gschID: 149675


Neptunas - Tarvas 103-70

The game between closely ranked teams ended with one of their biggest challengers Estonian BC Rakvere's (1-2) road loss to second ranked Lithuanian Neptunas (3-1) in Klaipeda 70-103 on Friday. Neptunas made 29-of-31 free shots (93.5 percent) during the game, while BC Rakvere only scored eight points from the stripe. They outrebounded BC Rakvere 42-22 including a 32-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. Neptunas shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 57.1 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. It was a good game for swingman Mantas Ruikis (197-85) who led his team to a victory with 20 points and 4 assists. Guard Martynas Mazeika (193-85, agency: Limelight Hoops) contributed with 22 points (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line) for the winners. Center Viljar Veski (215-86) replied with 15 points and 6 rebounds and center Reinar Hallik (208-84) added 17 points in the effort for BC Rakvere. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Neptunas maintains second position in Group A with 3-1 record behind leader Naglis Palangos. Loser BC Rakvere keeps the third place with two games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Tarvas: R.Hallik 17+3reb, V.Veski 15+6reb, J.Umbrasko 10+2reb+1ast, M.Dorbek 9+2reb+6ast, J.Vahter 9+1ast, V.Kriisa 5+3reb+3ast
Neptunas: M.Mazeika 22+3reb, M.Ruikis 20+2reb+4ast, M.Runkaukas 19+2reb+4ast, M.Girdziunas 11+1reb+2ast, S.Galdikas 8+12reb+1ast, M.Stasys 7+2ast
gschID: 149668


Naglis Palangos - Jelgava 88-71

No shocking result in a game when top-ranked Lithuanian Naglis Palangos (4-0) beat bottom-ranked Latvian Jelgava (0-3) in Palanga 88-71 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Naglis Palangos. Jelgava was better in fourth quarter 22-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Naglis Palangos dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Jelgava's 42. Naglis Palangos had a 28-14 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Naglis Palangos made 7 blocks. It was a good game for L.Mikalauskas who led his team to a victory with 26 points (on 12-of-13 shooting from the field). Russian forward Nikita Barinov (200-91) contributed with 15 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Guard Reinis Strupovics (192-87) replied with 23 points and guard Kalvis Krumins (183-90) added 11 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists in the effort for Jelgava. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Naglis Palangos maintains first position in Group A with 4-0 record. Loser Jelgava still closes the standings with three games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Jelgava: R.Strupovics 23+2reb+1ast, E.Krumins 11+3reb+1ast, K.Krumins 11+8reb+6ast, A.Duselis 10+5reb, K.Nelson 9+4reb, K.Kanbergs 5+6reb+2ast
Naglis Palangos: L.Mikalauskas 26+4reb+3ast, N.Barinov 15+8reb+1ast, M.Reminas 12+2reb+1ast, P.Kleiza 11+4reb+4ast, B.Benn 9+6reb+4ast, V.Kamarunas 5+3reb+3ast
gschID: 149669


TTU/Kalev - Techasas 72-80

Very expected game when 5th ranked Estonian TTU/Kalev (1-4) lost to top-ranked Lithuanian Techasas (5-0) in Tallinn 72-80 on Friday. The guests trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 45-34 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. It was a good game for forward Osvaldas Matulionis (200-91) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 rebounds. Power forward Giedrius Staniulis (205-91) contributed with 16 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) for the winners. Forward Kiur Akenparg (190-88) replied with 20 points and 7 rebounds and forward Illimar Pilk (195-88) added 14 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for TTU/Kalev. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Techasas maintains first position in Group B with 5-0 record. Loser TTU/Kalev keeps the fifth place with four games lost. Techasas will face Turiba (#4) on the road in the next round.
Top scorers:
TTU/Kalev: K.Akenparg 20+7reb+2ast, K.Makke 15+6reb+1ast, A.Arnold 14+7reb, I.Pilk 14+5reb+3ast, E.Keedus 5+3reb+3ast, M.Kaja 4+7reb+2ast
Techasas: K.Babkauskas 16+1reb+2ast, G.Staniulis 16+3reb, O.Matulionis 13+10reb+1ast, J.Zurna 12+3reb+1ast, E.Ezerskis 7+3ast, S.Kulevicius 7+4reb+2ast
gschID: 149670


Elite
Siauliai - Ventspils 77-75

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Lithuanian Siauliai as it allowed them to take a leadership position in Elite. Siauliai edged 3rd ranked Latvian Ventspils at home 77-75. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Ventspils. The hosts trailed by 3 points after three quarters before their 19-14 charge, which allowed them to win the game. It was a good game for American power forward Denzel Bowles (208-89, college: JMU) who led his team to a victory with 20 points and 6 rebounds. The other American import guard Cam Long (193-88, college: George Mason) contributed with 17 points for the winners. Guard Janis Strelnieks (191-89) replied with 12 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists and center Martins Meiers (206-91) added 16 points and 7 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) in the effort for Ventspils. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Siauliai (5-0) have an impressive five-game winning streak. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Ventspils at the other side keep the third place with two games lost. They share the position with Kalev/Cramo. Ventspils will have a break next week, which should allow them to rest in order to get back on the winning path. Siauliai will try to continue on its current victory against ninth ranked Kedainiai on the road.
Top scorers:
Ventspils: J.Young 18+2reb+2ast, M.Meiers 16+7reb, J.Strelnieks 12+6reb+8ast, S.Willard 11+6reb, B.Bakic 6+2reb+3ast, A.Berzins 6+4reb+1ast
Siauliai: D.Bowles 20+6reb+1ast, C.Long 17+3reb+1ast, V.Vasylius 16+4reb+1ast, V.Sarakauskas 13+5reb+1ast, A.Siksnius 6+2reb+1ast, M.Zukauskas 3+3reb+5ast
gschID: 149667


Rudupis - Baltai Kaunas 94-85 OT

Top scorers:
Baltai Kaunas: Z.Janavicius 23+3reb+8ast, V.Cepukaitis 14+3reb, V.Cizauskas 11+2reb, M.Kupsas 11+5reb+2ast, M.Delas 9+3reb+4ast, S.Vasiliauskas 9+2ast
Rudupis: P.Butkevicius 32+12reb, G.Orelikas 15+8reb+4ast, D.Salenga 11+3reb, S.Buterlevicius 9+8reb+1ast, G.Kadziulis 8+2reb+4ast, A.Viskontas 7+3reb+5ast
gschID: 149665


Baltai Kaunas - Juventus 61-69

Rather predictable result when seventh ranked Juventus (3-3) won against on the road 10th ranked Baltai Kaunas (1-5) 69-61 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 5 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 6-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 69-61. Juventus made 16-of-20 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. It was a good game for guard Darius Pakamanis (192-81) who led his team to a victory with 18 points and 8 rebounds. point guard Gediminas Maceina (188-84) contributed with 10 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. Guard Zygimantas Janavicius (192-89, agency: Interperformances) replied with 13 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists and Croatian power forward Mario Delas (207-90) added 16 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Baltai Kaunas. Juventus moved-up to fifth place in Elite. Baltai Kaunas lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the tenth position with five games lost. Juventus will face Triumph Lyubertsy (#8) in Lubertsy in the next round. Baltai Kaunas will play on the road against Liepaja and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Baltai Kaunas: M.Delas 16+5reb+1ast, Z.Janavicius 13+6reb+6ast, S.Vene 10+5reb+1ast, V.Cepukaitis 8+6reb, E.Ulanovas 5+6reb, M.Kupsas 4+4reb+1ast
Juventus: D.Pakamanis 18+8reb+1ast, K.Petrukonis 14+9reb+2ast, G.Maceina 10+9reb+7ast, Z.Sestokas 8+1reb, Z.Urbonas 6+6reb+4ast, R.Gumeniuk 6+2reb
gschID: 149666




Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Davon JEFFERSON
  Triumph
  (204-F-86)
  Avg: 22.5
 1. Jefferson, Triumph22.5 
 2. Bowles, Siauliai19.8 
 3. Soo, Rapla18.0 
 4. Reminas, Naglis P.17.8 
 5. Pilk, TT.17.3 
 6. Butkevicius, Rudup.17.3 
 7. Kalve, Valmiera16.4 
 8. Hallik, Tarvas16.3 
 9. Amis, Tartu Ulikool16.3 
 10. Barinov, Naglis P.16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dane JOHNSON
  Naglis P.
  (208-C-86)
  Avg: 9.8
 1. Johnson, Naglis P.9.8 
 2. Galdikas, Neptunas9.5 
 3. Mednis, Turiba8.2 
 4. McClure, Kedainiai8.2 
 5. Matulionis, Techas.7.8 
 6. Rozitis, Valmiera7.8 
 7. Arnold, TT.7.8 
 8. Benn, Naglis Palan.7.8 
 9. Amis, Tartu Ulikool7.7 
 10. Willard, Ventspils7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Gediminas MACEINA
  Juventus
  (188-PG-84)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Maceina, Juventus7.5 
 2. Broadus, Siauliai6.6 
 3. Dainys, Neptunas5.8 
 4. Stasys, Neptunas5.5 
 5. Rinkevicius, Nagli.5.3 
 6. Dorbek, Tarvas5.3 
 7. Benn, Naglis Palan.4.8 
 8. Lucas, Valmiera4.6 
 9. Ezerskis, Techasas4.4 
 10. Strelnieks, Vents.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Janis VAHTER
  Tarvas
  (195-F-86)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Vahter, Tarvas2.5 
 2. Keedus, TT.2.4 
 3. Peciukas, Kedainiai2.3 
 4. Krumins, Jelgava2.3 
 5. Kriisa, Tarvas2.3 
 6. Kulevicius, Techas.2.0 
 7. Rinkevicius, Nagli.2.0 
 8. Dorbek, Kalev/Cr.2.0 
 9. Elksnis, Valmiera2.0 
 10. Salenga, Rudupis2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Dane JOHNSON
  Naglis P.
  (208-C-86)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Johnson, Naglis P.2.3 
 2. Rozitis, Valmiera2.0 
 3. Gumeniuk, Juventus1.8 
 4. Staniulis, Techasas1.6 
 5. Kalvelis, Techasas1.3 
 6. Ezerskis, Techasas1.0 
 7. Petrukonis, Juven.1.0 
 8. Jefferson, Triumph1.0 
 9. McKee, Triumph1.0 
 10. Matulionis, Techa.1.0 


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


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D1 Round 8: Okapi Aalstar is upset by Optima Gent - by Eurobasket News
The most important game in the last round took place in Aalst between second ranked Okapi Aalstar (4-3) and eighth ranked Optima Gent (2-5) on Saturday night. Okapi Aalstar was defeated by Optima Gent in a tough game at home 65-69. Okapi Aalstar was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. The game was dominated by American players. The best player for the winners was center Graham Brown (205-84, college: Michigan) who had a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds. Power forward Michael Haynes (203-81, college: Fordham) chipped in 14 points. Forward Christopher Copeland (203-84, college: Colorado) produced 20 points for the hosts. Optima Gent maintains eighth position with 2-5 record. Okapi Aalstar at the other side dropped to the fourth place with three games lost. They share the position with Antwerp. Optima Gent will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Okapi Aalstar will play on the road against Belgacom Liege (#7) and is hoping to win this game.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Antwerp Giants (4-3) against fifth ranked Base Oostende (5-2) on Saturday night. Visiting Antwerp Giants were defeated by Base Oostende in Oostende 71-60. It was a key game for the second position in the league. Bosnian-Serbian swingman Veselin Petrovic (196-77, agency: Beo Basket) orchestrated the victory by scoring 12 points and 7 rebounds. Christopher Booker contributed with 13 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. The former international guard Roel Moors (190-78) replied with 14 points for Antwerp Giants. Base Oostende have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with M.Hainaut. Antwerp Giants at the other side dropped to the fourth position with three games lost. They share it with Aalstar. Base Oostende will play against league's leader Spirou Charleroi on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Antwerp Giants will play against the league's second-placed Dexia Mons-Hainaut in Quaregnon and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Bottom-ranked VOO Verviers-Pepinster (0-7) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 91-78 loss to seventh ranked Belgacom Liege (2-4) in Verviers on Saturday evening. Worth to mention a great performance of Dominic Waters who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 15 points, 6 rebounds and 10 assists. Bingo Merriex responded with 18 points and 7 rebounds. Belgacom Liege maintains seventh position with 2-4 record. Loser VOO Verviers-Pepinster still closes the standings with seven games lost. Belgacom Liege will meet at home higher ranked Okapi Aalstar (#5) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. VOO Verviers-Pepinster will play against Leuven Bears (#6) and hopes to get finally their first victory.

In the last game of round 8 Leuven was defeated by M.Hainaut in Quaregnon 86-76.



M.Hainaut - Leuven 86-76

There was no surprise in Quaregnon where 6th ranked Leuven Bears (3-3) were defeated by fourth ranked Dexia Mons-Hainaut (5-2) 86-76 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 5 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 3-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 86-76. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Quincy Taylor (196-82, college: UAB) who helped to win the game recording 17 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and the other American import guard A.J. Slaughter (191-87, college: W.Kentucky) who added 12 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists during the contest. American forward Monta McGhee (198-79, college: Lewis, agency: I.D.S. Law) responded with 17 points and Samoan-American power forward John Tofi (203-84, college: UTEP) scored 14 points and 6 rebounds. Five Dexia Mons-Hainaut and four Leuven Bears players scored in double figures. Dexia Mons-Hainaut have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Oostende. Loser Leuven Bears keep the sixth position with three games lost. Dexia Mons-Hainaut will meet Antwerp Giants (#4) on the road in the next round. Leuven Bears will play against VOO Verviers-Pepinster and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Leuven: M.McGhee 17+4reb+1ast, J.Tofi 14+6reb+1ast, N.Marnegrave 12+6reb+3ast, B.Freeman 12+1reb, J.Davis 8, J.McLean 7+8reb
M.Hainaut: Q.Taylor 17+5reb+4ast, A.Nivins 13+6reb, S.Singletary 12+2reb+5ast, A.Slaughter 12+6reb+4ast, S.Foster 11+1reb, W.Carter 10+9reb+2ast
gschID: 132362


Aalstar - Gent 65-69

The most important game in the last round took place in Aalst between second ranked Okapi Aalstar (4-3) and eighth ranked Optima Gent (2-5) on Saturday night. Okapi Aalstar was defeated by Optima Gent in a tough game at home 65-69. Okapi Aalstar was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. The game was dominated by American players. The best player for the winners was center Graham Brown (205-84, college: Michigan) who had a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds. Power forward Michael Haynes (203-81, college: Fordham) chipped in 14 points. Five Optima Gent players scored in double figures. Forward Christopher Copeland (203-84, college: Colorado) produced 20 points and guard Stefon Jackson (196-85, college: UTEP) added 12 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Optima Gent maintains eighth position with 2-5 record. Okapi Aalstar at the other side dropped to the fourth place with three games lost. They share the position with Antwerp. Optima Gent will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Okapi Aalstar will play on the road against Belgacom Liege (#7) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Aalstar: C.Copeland 20+1reb+1ast, S.Jackson 12+5reb+2ast, J.Holiday 9+4reb, J.Steinbach 8+1reb+2ast, A.Ruoff 5+7reb+2ast, C.Young 4+10reb+1ast
Gent: M.Haynes 14+4reb+3ast, R.Chaney 13+3reb, G.Brown 12+11reb+1ast, M.Jenkins 11+7reb+2ast, L.Anderson 10+1reb+2ast, L.Bosco 5+3reb+2ast
gschID: 132363


Verviers-Pep. - Liege 78-91

Bottom-ranked VOO Verviers-Pepinster (0-7) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 91-78 loss to seventh ranked Belgacom Liege (2-4) in Verviers on Saturday evening. The game was mostly controlled by Belgacom Liege. VOO Verviers-Pepinster managed to win second period 24-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Belgacom Liege had a 26-14 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a great shooting night for Belgacom Liege especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 62.5 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of American point guard Dominic Waters (185-86, college: Portland St.) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 15 points, 6 rebounds and 10 assists and the other American import forward Josh Bostic (196-87, college: Findlay, OH) who added 13 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists during the contest. American forward Bingo Merriex (204-80, college: TCU) responded with 18 points and 7 rebounds and international forward Maxime De Zeeuw (205-87, agency: LBM Management) scored 13 points and 7 rebounds. Five Belgacom Liege and four VOO Verviers-Pepinster players scored in double figures. Belgacom Liege maintains seventh position with 2-4 record. Loser VOO Verviers-Pepinster still closes the standings with seven games lost. Belgacom Liege will meet at home higher ranked Okapi Aalstar (#5) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. VOO Verviers-Pepinster will play against Leuven Bears (#6) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Verviers-Pep.: B.Merriex 18+7reb+1ast, M.Faison 14+3reb+2ast, D.Downey 13+2reb+2ast, M.De Zeeuw 13+7reb+3ast, T.Reed 7+2reb+2ast, M.Singletary 7+1reb
Liege: P.Gillet 15+7reb, D.Waters 15+6reb+10ast, J.Bostic 13+8reb+5ast, L.Matela 13+3reb+1ast, T.Jennings 13+8reb+1ast, G.Muya 9+1reb+3ast
gschID: 132364


Oostende - Antwerp 71-60

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Antwerp Giants (4-3) against fifth ranked Base Oostende (5-2) on Saturday night. Visiting Antwerp Giants were defeated by Base Oostende in Oostende 71-60. It was a key game for the second position in the league. The game was mostly controlled by Base Oostende. Antwerp Giants was better in second period 17-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Base Oostende made 24-of-31 charity shots (77.4 percent) during the game. Base Oostende had a 30-18 advantage in offensive rebounds. Antwerp Giants were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. Bosnian-Serbian swingman Veselin Petrovic (196-77, agency: Beo Basket) orchestrated the victory by scoring 12 points and 7 rebounds. American power forward Christopher Booker (208-81, college: Purdue) contributed with 13 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Four Base Oostende players scored in double figures. The former international guard Roel Moors (190-78) replied with 14 points and American forward Julian Vaughn (205-88, college: Georgetown) added 12 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Antwerp Giants. Base Oostende have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with M.Hainaut. Antwerp Giants at the other side dropped to the fourth position with three games lost. They share it with Aalstar. Base Oostende will play against league's leader Spirou Charleroi on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Antwerp Giants will play against the league's second-placed Dexia Mons-Hainaut in Quaregnon and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Antwerp: R.Moors 14+3reb+2ast, J.Vaughn 12+6reb, T.Black 11+1reb+4ast, D.Wilson 8+2reb+1ast, M.Roll 6+3reb, S.Mejri 4+5reb+1ast
Oostende: C.Booker 13+7reb, D.Djordjevic 12+6reb+1ast, V.Petrovic 12+7reb+2ast, J.Rich 10+2reb+1ast, D.Sakota 8+1reb, D.Katnic 7+2reb
gschID: 132365




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


Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 Christopher COPELAND
  Aalstar
  (203-F-84)
  Avg: 21
 1. Copeland, Aalstar21.0 
 2. Rich, Oostende18.3 
 3. Tofi, Leuven16.8 
 4. Bostic, Liege16.4 
 5. Booker, Oostende15.5 
 6. Mallet, Charleroi15.2 
 7. Green, Charleroi15.2 
 8. Lojeski, Oostende13.5 
 9. Black, Antwerp13.3 
 10. Dagunduro, Leuven13.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Salah MEJRI
  Antwerp
  (216-C-86)
  Avg: 8
 1. Mejri, Antwerp8.0 
 2. Brown, Gent7.2 
 3. Booker, Oostende7.0 
 4. McLean, Leuven7.0 
 5. Young, Aalstar7.0 
 6. Love, Verviers-Pep.6.2 
 7. Merriex, Verviers.6.2 
 8. Shengelia, Charler.6.0 
 9. Wilson, Antwerp6.0 
 10. Tofi, Leuven5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Dusan DJORDJEVIC
  Ooste.
  (195-G-83)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Djordjevic, Ooste.5.3 
 2. Bosco, Gent4.2 
 3. Waters, Liege4.2 
 4. Mallet, Charleroi3.0 
 5. Marnegrave, Leuven3.0 
 6. Hamilton, Charleroi3.0 
 7. Black, Antwerp2.8 
 8. Rich, Oostende2.8 
 9. Davis, Leuven2.8 
 10. Welsch, Charleroi2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Adeola DAGUNDURO
  Leuven
  (196-G-86)
  Avg: 3
 1. Dagunduro, Leuven3.0 
 2. Downey, Verviers.2.8 
 3. Black, Antwerp2.7 
 4. Haynes, Gent2.3 
 5. Singletary, M.Hain.2.2 
 6. Steinbach, Aalstar2.0 
 7. Mejri, Antwerp2.0 
 8. Rahier, Verviers.2.0 
 9. Wilson, Antwerp2.0 
 10. Sakota, Oostende1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Salah MEJRI
  Antwerp
  (216-C-86)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Mejri, Antwerp3.3 
 2. Riddick, Charleroi1.7 
 3. Booker, Oostende1.3 
 4. Young, Aalstar1.1 
 5. Jennings, Liege1.0 
 6. Nivins, M.Hainaut0.8 
 7. Love, Verviers-Pep.0.8 
 8. Iarochevitch, Liege0.8 
 9. Gillet, Liege0.8 
 10. Green, Charleroi0.7 


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  BRAZIL   


Vila Velha add Darlan and Matheus Dalla - by Paulo Freire
The Vila Velha CETAF/Garoto/UVV/PMVV team, has agreed with two new player for the 2011-2012 season.
The big man Darlan De Oliveira (207-C-85) come from Tijuca, where he played the last seasons, he will need to work on the pain and fight for rebounts.
The smallforward Matheus Barba (198-F-91) is a young player and come from the Limeira team.
Head Coach Marcio Azevedo now looks like have a roster to inicial training and work for the NBB season who will start in a few days


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Another tough win for Lukoil in the last test before Eurocup begins - by Maria Mitzova
Lukoil Academik Sofia continues having hard time in the Bulgarian League. The champion keeps a perfect record after the fifth round, but the win in Tundja Yambol 78:71 was yet another hard test. It was also the last test for them before the group stage of Eurocup begins next week.
The encounter was intense and left to be decided in the last minute. It was hosts' turnovers that gave the victory to Lukoil Academik Sofia. At the break The Students led by five 40:35. After the restart, Lukoil Academik Sofia managed to raise the lead to a two-digit margin, but Tundja Yambol made 12-2 run and once again cut it to a one-point game.
At the start of the last quarter, Lukoil Academik Sofia was just two points ahead 52:50, and Tundja Yambol even overturned it to three-point in their favor. Couple of minutes before the end, it was tied at 68, and exchange of baskets kept it that way. Then the turnovers took its toll, and Lukoil Academik Sofia capitalized on those quickly, to use the chance to close the game.
It was Brandon Heath (193-G-84, college: San Diego St.) once again to pull Lukoil Academik Sofia out of the mud, and with class act to bring the champs a much needed victory. Brandon Heath scored 25 and got four assists. Local favorite Pavel Marinov (197-G-88, agency: Interperformances), who left Tundja Yambol for Lukoil Academik Sofia, returned in his hometown for the first time, to play on the opposite side, and was the only other player of the team, to score in double digits 10 points.
Martin Durchev (200-G-87) keeps his high-scoring active with 19 points, and will try to stay on top of the scorers' list. John Ofoegbu (206-C-84, college: Idaho St.) managed double-double 16 pts and 11 rebs, and Stanislav Govedarov (185-G-80) added 11 points.


Game Stats




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  CANADA   


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Enrico DILORETO
  Windsor
  (186-G-90)
  Avg: 33
 1. Diloreto, Windsor33.0 
 2. Pasquale, Laure.29.0 
 3. Mackinnon, Victoria27.0 
 4. Scrubb, Carleton27.0 
 5. Jones, Ryerson26.0 
 6. McIntyre, Waterloo25.0 
 7. Higgins, Western24.0 
 8. Scott, Acadia23.0 
 9. Baker, Alberta23.0 
 10. King, TRU22.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Lien PHILLIP
  Windsor
  (203-F-89)
  Avg: 19
 1. Phillip, Windsor19.0 
 2. Hull, Laurentian15.0 
 3. Baker, Alberta12.3 
 4. Staniscia, Ryerson12.0 
 5. King, TRU11.7 
 6. Serresse, Laure.11.0 
 7. Dunn, St.Francis X.11.0 
 8. Bains, UBC10.0 
 9. Speer, Manitoba10.0 
 10. Waldner, Lethb.10.0 
Assists Per Game
 Josh COLLINS
  Windsor
  (186-G-90)
  Avg: 9
 1. Collins, Windsor9.0 
 2. Angus, Guelph8.0 
 3. Rouse, St.Mary''s8.0 
 4. Shepherd, Memorial7.5 
 5. Pasquale, Laure.7.0 
 6. Smith, St.Mary''s6.5 
 7. Cooper, Lethbridge6.0 
 8. Kanza Mata, Dalho.6.0 
 9. Macdonald, UBC O.6.0 
 10. Barrett, Saskatch.6.0 
Steals Per Game
 Greg CARTER
  Lakehead
  (178-G-90)
  Avg: 5
 1. Carter, Lakehead5.0 
 2. Osuntola, Windsor4.0 
 3. Ratte, Laurentian4.0 
 4. Scholtes, Western4.0 
 5. Diloreto, Windsor4.0 
 6. Collins, Windsor4.0 
 7. Mukendi, Brock4.0 
 8. Thomas, St.Franc.4.0 
 9. Westbrook, TWU3.5 
 10. Sansregret, Manit.3.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Terry THOMAS
  St.Franc.
  (193-G-)
  Avg: 4
 1. Thomas, St.Franc.4.0 
 2. Bains, UBC3.0 
 3. Ratte, Laurentian3.0 
 4. Tufegdzich, York2.0 
 5. Macquarrie, Cape B.2.0 
 6. McIntyre, Waterloo2.0 
 7. Osuntola, Windsor2.0 
 8. Gibson, Brock2.0 
 9. Davis, Brock2.0 
 10. Coward, Lethbridge1.7 


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 3-0 
 2. Alberta 2-1 
 3. Lethbridge 2-1 
 4. TRU 2-1 
 5. UFV 2-1 
 6. UBC 1-0 
 7. Saskatchewan 1-1 
 8. Calgary 1-2 
 9. TWU 1-2 
 10. Manitoba 1-2 
 11. Winnipeg 1-2 
 12. Brandon 1-2 
 13. UBC Okanagan 0-1 
 14. Regina 0-2 
OUA East
 1. Carleton 1-0 
 2. Toronto Univ. 1-0 
 3. Laurentian 0-1 
 4. Ottawa 0-1 
 5. Queen's 0-1 
 6. RMC 0-1 
 7. Ryerson 0-1 
 8. York 0-1 
OUA West
 1. Brock 1-0 
 2. Guelph 1-0 
 3. Lakehead 1-0 
 4. Laurier 1-0 
 5. Western 1-0 
 6. Windsor 1-0 
 7. McMaster 0-1 
 8. Waterloo 0-1 
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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  CHILE   


Dimayor: victories for Liceo and Catolica in round 2 - by Daniel Valencia
On the remaining games from round 2, CD Liceo Mixto de Los Andes and CD Universidad Catolica de Santiago defeated to Deportivo Espanol de Talca and San Luis de Quillota respectively. Liceo won 76-69, with Marcus Elliott (191-G-84, college: Louisiana Tech) as the scoring leader with 23 points. Catolica won 78-76, with Tarrie Monroe (202-F-77, college: Lewis) dominating with 33 points. These are the complete results.

Round 2

CD Liceo Mixto 76 - Espanol de Talca 69
Lic
: Marcus Elliott 23 pts. Howard Wilkerson 15 pts.
Esp: Bayo Arigbon 21 pts. Samuel Bravo 19 pts.

San Luis de Quillota 76 - CD Universidad Catolica 78
San
: Fernando De Oliveira 29 pts. Juan Ignacio Luvizetto 19 pts.
Uc: Tarrie Monroe 33 pts. Felipe Contreras 18 pts.


Stats Leaders - LIBSUR
DIMAYOR Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
1. Tarrie Monroe 29.5
2. Bayo Arigbon 26.0
3. Jeremiah Wilson 22.5
4. Decorey Young 22.0
5. F.deOliveira 21.5
Rebounds Per Game
1. Bayo Arigbon 11.0
2. Jeremiah Wilson 10.5
3. Matthew Kendrick 10.0
4. Tarrie Monroe 10.0
5. Jason Keep 9.5
Assists Per Game
1. SebastianFigueroa 5.0
2. FranciscoBravo 5.0
3. DerrickdelaGrana 5.0
4. Diego Cabanez 5.0
5. Decorey Young 4.5
Steals Per Game
1. Felipe Fernandez 4.0
2. Javier Calleja 3.0
3. Sebastian Saez 3.0
4. Diego Cabanez 3.0
5. Marco Latorre 2.5
Blocks Per Game
1. Jeremiah Wilson 4.5
2. Matthew Kendrick 3.0
3. Adrian Hill 2.0
4. Decorey Young 1.0
5. Jorge Schuler 1.0


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  COLOMBIA   


FEDERATION CUP 2011, SEMIFINALS DAY 1 - by Victor Garcia
The semifinals of the 2011 Federation Cup start yesterday night with games 1 in Bogot and San Andrs.

In Bogota the Guerreros and Orgullo Paisa played an athentic playoff game, full of defense and talent, the game started with the Guerreros playing hard defenses and focusing its ofensive in Delonte Holland and Norbey Aragn, the Orgullo Paisa had the inspiration of Heissler Guillent and Stalin Ortiz leading them.
Orgullo Paisa had a good final of the first half reaching a 5 points lead.
Entering the second half the Guerreros defensive squad with Pineda and Bacci put more pressure on Guillent and Kammron Taylor had his moment in the ofensive to reach a 4 points lead.
In the last quarter the Orgullo Paisa reacted again specially thanks to Guillent job in the ofensive side, but Holland on fire keep the game close, the game was tied with 16 seconds left in the clock, and the Orgullo Paisa had the last posetion with Guillent who drove the ball and with1 second remaining in the clock scored a 3 pointer that gives them the final lead.
Guerreros still had one last chance to socre but Cesar Silva's three ponter at the buzzer was not succesfull.
Guerreros 80 - D. Holland 28 pts + 7 rebs, N. Aragn 19 pts + 6 rebs, 14 pts + 4 assits.
Orgullo Paisa 83 - H. Guillent 28 pts + 7 assits, S. Ortiz + 24 rebs, E. Guevara 13 pts.
Orgullo Paisa leads the series 1-0.

In San Andrs Bukaros won the first game of the series in the Island , a hard place to win, to take the lead in the series 1-0, the Caribbean Heat played its game very dinamyc and fast but the experience of the Bukaros was important to keep the game under control, Dermarr Johnson leade the yellow team at the end of the game to clinch the victory.
Caribbean Heat 73
Bukaros 81.
Bukaros leads the series 1-0.



FEDERATION CUP SEMIFINALS 2011, DAY 2. - by Victor Garcia
Guerreros de Bogot took revenge of the first game and with a strong defensive work defeated the Orgullo Paisa in Bogot 107 - 77, the Bogota's team had a big defensive job of Emiro Romero, Gianluca Bacci, Jy the Julian Pineda and Norbey Aragon, and in the ofensive side were leaded by the talented Delonte Holland with 20 pts, Kammron Taylor 19 pts and Cesar Silva 19.
Orgullo Paisa however had Stalin Ortiz fighting in the ofensive side enough to score 23 pts in 24 minutes, Orgullo Paisa coach Johny Arcila was ejected of the game.
Guerreros 107 - D. Holland 20 pts, K. taylor 19 pts, C. Silva 19 pts.
Orgullo Paisa 77 - S. Ortiz 24 pts, H. Guillent 13 pts.
SERIES TIED 1-1

Bukaros in the third quarter give a change to the goal, with the same kind of defense forcing turnovers of the Caribbean Heat, Dermar Johnson again was the main scorer of the Bukaros., the yellow team needs now just one victory to be in the final.
Bukaros 88
Caribbean Heat 76
BUKAROS LEADS 2-0


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  CYPRUS   


AEK Larnaca bring in Michael Harrison - by Eurobasket News
Michael Harrison (206-F/C-84, agency: Interperformances) will continue his career in Cyprus. The centre has agreed on terms of contract with AEK Larnaca. Last season Michael Harrison spent in Romania. He played for CSU Sibiu. The centre notched 11.4 points, 7.7 rebounds, 2.4 steals and 1.8 blocks per appearance. Eurobasket.com named Michael Harrison into Romanian League All-Defensive Team. Previously the centre had stints in New Zealand, Israel and WCBL. Australiabasket.com named the player into New Zealand NBL All-Imports Team in 2010. Michael Harrison graduated from Colorado State University in 2006. He was the team's second leading scorer with 12.4 points per game in his senior season.

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  CZECH REPUBLIC   


Standings - D2
1Liga Standings
 1. J.Hradec 10-0 
 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. Prostejov B 1-8 
 13. Mlada Boleslav 1-9 
 14. Kladno 0-9 


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  ESTONIA   


BBL Challenge: Estonia-Lithuania 0:3, vol.2 - by Janar
Estonian basketball teams had another horrible day at BBL Challenge Cup, losing all three games. The whole weekend concluded with 6 losses out of 6 games for Estonian teams.
Rapla Basketball School led for the most of the game against Techasas but eventually lost 65:78 (31:24). Edgaras Stanionis (193-G-88) and Julius Zurna (188-G-86) scored 21 for the winners. Janar Soo (199-G/F-91) led the home team with 17 points, Rait-Riivo Laane (180-PG-93) and Sven Kaldre (197-G/F-91) added 13.
TTU lost to Sakalai 71:84 (33:54). Evaldas Baniulis (201-F-87, college: S.Carolina) scored 18 for the winners, Andrew Arnold (208-C-86, college: Lewis-Clark) led the home team with 17+11 rebounds. Illimar Pilk (195-F-88) added 14+7.
In Palanga, local Naglis umiliated BC Rakvere Tarvas 76:62 (39:32). Nikita Barinov (200-F-91) scored 15 for the home team, Reinar Hallik (208-C-84) scored 17 in losing effort.

In Group A, Tarvas holds the 3rd place with one 1-2 record. In Group B, TTU is 5th with a 1-4 and Rapla on the 6th position, having lost all five games.



Brandis Raley-Ross claims KML weekly honour - by Eurobasket News
American Brandis Raley-Ross (188-G-87) had an amazing evening in the last round for Tln Kalev and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 6.
The 24-year old guard had a double-double of 25 points and ten rebounds, while his team outclassed Valga/CKE (#8, 1-7) with 26-point margin 88-62. Tln Kalev is placed at 4th position in Estonian KML. Tln Kalev is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 3-3 record. In the team's last game Raley-Ross had a remarkable 60.0% from 2-point range. He turned to be Tln Kalev's top player in his first season with the team. University of South Carolina graduate has very impressive stats this year. Raley-Ross is league's best scorer averaging so far 17.5ppg. Raley-Ross

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 24-year old American forward Bill Amis (205-F-87) of league's best team Tartu Ulikool. Amis impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 17 points and 11 rebounds. Of course he lead Tartu Ulikool to another comfortable win 78-61 over the lower-ranked Valga/CKE (#8, 1-7) being unquestionably team leader. This victory allowed Tartu Ulikool to move up to 1st position in the standings. A very good start of the season for his team, which won so far all 5 games without any defeat. Amis is a newcomer at Tartu Ulikool 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 former international swingman Janar Soo (199-G/F-91) of Rapla (#5). Soo got into 30-points club by scoring exactly 30 points in the last round. He went also for six assists. He was a key player of Rapla, leading his team to a 106-98overtime win against slightly lower-ranked TTU/Kalev (#6, 2-4). The chances of Rapla ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 3 games, recording just two victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Soo could help Rapla to bring them higher in the standings. Soo has a great season in Estonia. After only 5 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 16.2ppg (4th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Rait-Riivo Laane (180-PG-93) of Rapla - 26 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Aleksei Fedortchuk (210-C-86) of Tln Kalev - 15 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Andrew Arnold (208-C-86) of TTU/Kalev - 16 points, 15 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Kristjan Makke (205-F/C-81) of TTU/Kalev - 24 points and 6 rebounds
8. Edgars Cunda (196-G-84) of Valga/CKE - 16 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists
9. Rain Veideman (192-G-91) of Tartu Ulikool - 20 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Ando Tagamets (200-F-79) of Valga/CKE - 15 points and 8 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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  EUROCUP   


Ron Steele Possible Return to Israel? - by David Pick
After the Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley returned to the US, Hapoel Jerusalem is urgently seeking to sign a true point guard that will complete its missing roster piece. Eurobasket reveals that Hapoel marked its top priority, setting eyes on the University of Alabama alumnus Ron Steele, who's very familiar with the Israeli League having played the past two seasons with Bnei Hasharon.

Jerusalem sources tell EB that Hapoel's head coach Oded Katash, is highly interested in seeing Steele join the team, both for his on-court leadership and his locker room qualities. However, Steele's current Turkish team (Tofas Bursa), has set an extremely high buy-out for the player that might jeopardize a deal from happening. Steele, who posted nearly 13 point per game along with 2.5 rebounds and 5 assists with Bnei last year, played thus far in three Turkish League games with Tofas, recording averages of 6.3 points, 2 rebounds and 5 assists per game. Tonight, while in the midst of the negotiations, Steele will play his fourth game with Tofas.

Follow David Pick on Twitter: @DubiPick




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  FINLAND   


1.DIVISION: FoKoPo and Tarmo winning - by Rauno Hurmalainen
1.Division, round 7: Two close contests tonight with almost same digits. League top team FoKoPo, Forssa had difficulties vs Riento (Saynatsalo), but stayed still undefeated (record 7-0). Figures at Forssa 88-83 (43-46). Tracy Robinson (201-F-86, college: Loyola, IL) led FoKoPo with 30 pts. HL Coleman (202-F-74, college: Wyoming) had a double-double 14pts/17rbs. Newcomer Charles Little (198-F-87, college: Dayton) led SayRi with 27 pts. In Porvoo Tarmo was defeating Huima (Aanekoski) 89-82 (43-48). Tyrwone Still (199-F-77, college: W.Virginia St.) had his season highs 28pts/10rbs. Sharpshooter Still made six 3-pointers out of seven. La Trice Little (186-G-79, college: Mercy) made his all nine 2-pointers and also Little scored his season high 26pts and grabbed his season best 10rbs. Treylon Manning (176-PG-85, college: Texas Coll.) (Huima) netted game high 34pts.
FoKoPo - SayRi 88-83 (43-46). (Tracy Robinson 30, HL Coleman 14/17, Sami Ikavalko 14 - Charles Little 27, Bilal Abdullah 23, Kenneth Cooper 13/8).
Tarmo - Huima 89-82 (43-48). (Tyrwone Still 28/10, La Trice Little 26/10, Shawn Henderson 13/6a - Treylon Manning 34/5a, John Britton 14/12, Sami Kajander 13).




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  FRANCE   


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


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


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-.22.0 
 3. Parker, AS.19.8 
 4. Rochestie, Le Mans18.8 
 5. Williams, Paris-.18.7 
 6. Morlende, Hyeres-T.18.6 
 7. Holland, Roanne18.3 
 8. Cox, Le Havre17.7 
 9. Batista, Le Mans16.8 
 10. Faye, Hyeres-Tou.16.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ian MAHINMI
  Le Havre
  (206-F/C-86)
  Avg: 13
 1. Mahinmi, Le Havre13.0 
 2. Elonu, Pau-Lacq.9.2 
 3. Akingbala, Nancy8.8 
 4. Aminu, Chalon8.2 
 5. Falker, Cholet7.8 
 6. Jackson, Roanne7.5 
 7. Guillard, Poitiers7.3 
 8. Hamilton, Paris-.7.3 
 9. Sommerville, Le Ma.7.0 
 10. Covile, Nanterre6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Kareem REID
  Hyeres-Toulon
  (178-PG-75)
  Avg: 12.8
 1. Reid, Hyeres-Toulon12.8 
 2. Linehan, Nancy6.3 
 3. Barrett, Roanne6.2 
 4. Pellin, Orleans5.8 
 5. Rochestie, Le Mans5.8 
 6. Parker, AS.5.6 
 7. Diabate, Roanne5.0 
 8. Wise, Le Havre5.0 
 9. Meacham, Paris-.4.5 
 10. Causeur, Cholet4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Mykal RILEY
  Nanterre
  (198-F-85)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Riley, Nanterre2.6 
 2. Batum, Nancy2.5 
 3. Linehan, Nancy2.5 
 4. Gipson, Pau-Lacq.2.4 
 5. Acker, Le Mans2.4 
 6. Diabate, Roanne2.3 
 7. Goss, AS.2.3 
 8. Parsons, Cholet2.3 
 9. Kahudi, Le Mans2.0 
 10. Gomez, Poitiers2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Ronny TURIAF
  AS.
  (208-C/F-83)
  Avg: 2
 1. Turiaf, AS.2.0 
 2. Williams, Paris-.1.5 
 3. Akingbala, Nancy1.5 
 4. Gobert, Cholet1.3 
 5. Nichols, Cholet1.2 
 6. Falker, Cholet1.2 
 7. Jackson, Roanne1.2 
 8. Issa, Gravelines1.2 
 9. Covile, Nanterre1.2 
 10. Sy, Orleans1.0 


Stats Leaders - ProB
Points Per Game
 Chris DAVIS
  Le Portel
  (195-F/G-80)
  Avg: 20.1
 1. Davis, Le Portel20.1 
 2. Denave, St Vallier18.5 
 3. James, Denain17.3 
 4. Sonko, Bourg16.9 
 5. Milbourne, Limoges16.7 
 6. Clark, Fos Ouest16.7 
 7. McKenzie, Boulazac16.5 
 8. Paelay, Quimper16.4 
 9. Wood, Evreux16.2 
 10. Franklin, Vichy16.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Christophe MASSIE
  Limoges
  (206-C/F-77)
  Avg: 12.4
 1. Massie, Limoges12.4 
 2. Wood, Evreux11.0 
 3. Rossiter, Denain10.4 
 4. Brown, Maurienne10.0 
 5. Badiane, Antibes9.1 
 6. Allen, Antibes8.4 
 7. Barro, Bourg8.4 
 8. Wyatte, Le Portel8.4 
 9. Monroe, Boulazac8.3 
 10. Daniels, Chalons-.8.0 
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. Denave, St Vallier5.5 
 5. Gomis, Limoges5.0 
 6. Choquet, Fos Ouest5.0 
 7. Atamna, Fos Ouest4.9 
 8. Rowland, Evreux4.8 
 9. Poupet, Rouen4.7 
 10. Sauret, Lille4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Armand CHARLES
  Nantes
  (193-SF-83)
  Avg: 3
 1. Charles, Nantes3.0 
 2. James, Denain3.0 
 3. Shiloh, St Vallier2.8 
 4. Flowers, Vichy2.7 
 5. Atamna, Fos Ouest2.4 
 6. Taylor, Le Portel2.3 
 7. McCray, Boulogne2.3 
 8. Paelay, Quimper2.1 
 9. Sauret, Lille2.1 
 10. Marshall, Lille2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Sherman GAY
  Fos Ouest
  (201-PF-82)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Gay, Fos Ouest2.6 
 2. Badiane, Antibes1.7 
 3. Daniels, Chalons-.1.6 
 4. Prowell, St Vallier1.5 
 5. Ford, Bordeaux1.2 
 6. Massie, Limoges1.1 
 7. Barro, Bourg1.1 
 8. Terrell, St Vallier1.0 
 9. Barrett, St Vallier1.0 
 10. Charles, Nantes1.0 


ProB Round 7: Boulazac Basket loses #1 position - by Eurobasket News
It's still too early stage of the Regular Season in ProB, but even now we can clearly see the differece between stronger teams and outsiders. The round was rather attractive and full of interesting results. The round ended with change at the leadership position, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

Round 7 in ProB means a new league leader. The biggest surprise took place in Lille where host Lille Metropole (3-4) beat league's leader Boulazac Basket (5-1) 62-44 on Friday evening. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Boulazac Basket. The game without a history. Lille Metropole led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Cameroonian center Junior MBida (206-C-90) fired 19 points and 6 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) for the winners. American Steve Smith (200-81, college: Iona) chipped in 10 points and 7 rebounds. American power forward Darryl Monroe (202-86, college: George Mason, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) produced 10 points and 8 rebounds for lost side. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Lille Metropole moved-up to ninth place, which they share with 6 other teams. Boulazac Basket at the other side dropped to the second position with one game lost. They were replaced at the leadership position by Limoges. Boulazac Basket will play next round against strong Fos Ouest trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Lille Metropole will try to continue on its current victory against thirteenth ranked JL Bourg on the road.
The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Limoges CSP Elite as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Limoges CSP Elite smashed 9th ranked SPO Rouen at home 101-78. Worth to mention a great performance of naturalized Mali Sambou Traore (199-79) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 19 points and 14 rebounds. Landon Milbourne contributed with 16 points and 5 rebounds (made all of his eight free throws) for the winners. Power forward Charles-Henri Bronchard (199-82, agency: Court Side) answered with 10 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists for SPO Rouen. As mentioned above they took over a top position. SPO Rouen at the other side keeps the ninth place with four games lost. They share the position with 6 other teams. SPO Rouen will play next round against ALM Evreux trying to get back on the winning streak. Limoges CSP Elite will try to continue on its current victory against sixth ranked Chalons-Reims on the road.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked SO Maritime Boulogne (4-3) against tenth ranked Le Portel (4-3) on Friday night. Visiting SO Maritime Boulogne was defeated by Le Portel in a tough game in Le Portel 72-76. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of SO Maritime Boulogne. It was a great evening for Chris Davis who led his team to a victory scoring 28 points and 6 rebounds. At the losing side Chris McCray responded with 19 points and 7 rebounds. Le Portel moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Chalons-Reims and Boulogne. Le Portel will meet Olympique Antibes (#17) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. SO Maritime Boulogne will play against Nantes (#9) and hope to secure a win.
A very interesting game took place in Vichy. It ended with only one-point home defeat of 18th ranked JA Vichy (1-6) to eighth ranked Chalons-Reims (4-3) 73-72 on Saturday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. It was an exceptional evening for Chris Daniels who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). JA Vichy's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Chalons-Reims moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Le Portel and Boulogne. JA Vichy at the other side keeps the eighteenth position with six games lost. Chalons-Reims' next round opponent will be league's leader Limoges CSP Elite at home and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. JA Vichy will play against Quimper UJAP (#16) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Important game to mention about took place in Bordeaux. Fourth ranked Bordeaux (5-2) saved a 2-point victory at home edging 13th ranked Olympique Antibes (2-5) 69-67 on Friday evening. Host team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. O'Darien Bassett fired 14 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Bordeaux's coach Claude Bergeaud used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Bordeaux moved-up to third place, which they share with Fos Ouest. Loser Olympique Antibes dropped to the sixteenth position with five games lost. Bordeaux will face Saint Vallier (#8) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Olympique Antibes will play against Le Portel (#5).

Other games of round 7 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Quimper defeated Nantes in a road game 75-62. St Vallier was beaten by Denain at home 86-90. Maurienne won against Evreux on the opponent's court 66-48. Fos Ouest outscored Bourg in a home game 101-82.


Nantes - Quimper 62-75

There was an upset when higher ranked Nantes (3-4) was defeated at home by seventeenth ranked Quimper UJAP (2-5) 75-62 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Quimper UJAP. Nantes was better in third quarter 14-11. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Quimper UJAP forced 20 Nantes turnovers and outrebounded them 36-22 including 26 on the defensive glass. It was a great shooting night for Quimper UJAP especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 56.3 percentage. Liberian-American Pele Paelay (193-84, college: Co.Carolina) fired 16 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Swingman Florian Thibedore (193-90) chipped in 15 points and 5 rebounds. Paelay is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Naturalized American guard David Fergerson (185-78, college: St.Louis) produced 14 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and naturalized Swiss power forward David Ramseyer (200-87) added 15 points respectively for lost side. Nantes' coach Guillaume Quintard tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Quimper UJAP moved-up to sixteenth place, which they share with Antibes. Loser Nantes dropped to the ninth position with four games lost. Quimper UJAP will face JA Vichy (#18) at home in the next round.
Top scorers:
Quimper: P.Paelay 16+9reb+2ast, F.Thibedore 15+5reb+2ast, A.Lovedale 13+7reb+2ast, G.Lessort 9+5reb+2ast, K.Morlende 8+3reb+3ast, J.Williams 5+2reb
Nantes: D.Ramseyer 15+3reb+2ast, D.Fergerson 14+5reb+4ast, J.Fields 13+5reb+2ast, A.Charles 7+2reb+1ast, N.Gayon 7+3reb+1ast, M.Drame 6+2ast
gschID: 139521


Vichy - Chalons-Reims 72-73

A very interesting game took place in Vichy. It ended with only one-point home defeat of 18th ranked JA Vichy (1-6) to eighth ranked Chalons-Reims (4-3) 73-72 on Saturday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. JA Vichy was ahead by 4 points at the halftime before a 23-17 third quarter run of Chalons-Reims. They also forced 20 JA Vichy turnovers. It was an exceptional evening for American Chris Daniels (200-82, college: Georgia, agency: Limelight Hoops) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). American-Irish point guard Bryan Mullins (185-87, college: S.Illinois) accounted for 16 points and 6 assists for the winning side. Four Chalons-Reims players scored in double figures. American Alexander Franklin (196-88, college: Siena) came up with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds and point guard Antoine Eito (186-88) added 20 points respectively for JA Vichy in the defeat. JA Vichy's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Chalons-Reims moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Le Portel and Boulogne. JA Vichy at the other side keeps the eighteenth position with six games lost. Chalons-Reims' next round opponent will be league's leader Limoges CSP Elite at home and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. JA Vichy will play against Quimper UJAP (#16) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Chalons-Reims: G.Chathuant 19+3reb+2ast, B.Mullins 16+3reb+6ast, C.Daniels 14+10reb+2ast, E.Plateau 10+3reb+2ast, K.Corre 8+4reb+4ast, K.Joss-Rauze 3+1reb+2ast
Vichy: A.Franklin 20+10reb+2ast, A.Eito 20+3reb+2ast, M.Guichard 12+2ast, J.James 9+8reb, N.Diakite 4+1reb+2ast, J.Flowers 3+2reb+7ast
gschID: 139522


St Vallier - Denain 86-90

There was a surprise result when fifteenth ranked Denain Voltaire (3-4) defeated on the road higher ranked Saint Vallier (3-3) 90-86 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 5-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 90-86. Denain Voltaire looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. American power forward Ryan Rossiter (204-89, college: Siena) fired a double-double by scoring 20 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. Lamine Kante (200-87) chipped in 24 points and 6 rebounds. David Denave (195-85) produced 22 points and 7 assists and American power forward Thomas Terrell (201-79, college: Georgia St.) added 23 points respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Denain Voltaire moved-up to ninth place, which they share with 6 other teams. Loser Saint Vallier dropped to the eighth position with three games lost. Denain Voltaire will face Aix-Maurienne (#11) in Aix-les-Bains in the next round.
Top scorers:
Denain: L.Kante 24+6reb+1ast, R.Rossiter 20+13reb+1ast, X.Gaillou 14+2reb+5ast, J.James 11+4reb+7ast, F.Minet 8+3reb+2ast, M.Mubarak 5+3ast
St Vallier: T.Terrell 23+4reb+3ast, D.Denave 22+3reb+7ast, S.Barrett 17+7reb+4ast, H.Disy 12+6reb, F.Tortosa 9+3reb+1ast, K.Shiloh 3+9reb+2ast
gschID: 151886


Evreux - Maurienne 48-66

There was a minor upset when higher ranked ALM Evreux (3-4) was defeated at home by sixteenth ranked Aix-Maurienne (3-4) 66-48 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Aix-Maurienne. ALM Evreux was better in third quarter 12-11. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Aix-Maurienne held ALM Evreux to an opponent 23.7 percent shooting from the field compared to 38.1 percent accuracy of the winners. American-DR Congolese power forward Bambale Osby (203-86, college: Maryland) fired a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Naturalized Cameroonian Joachim Ekanga-Ehawa (188-77) chipped in 14 points. Osby is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. American point guard Austen Rowland (186-81, college: Lehigh, agency: Court Side) produced 14 points and 5 rebounds and the other American import power forward Jeremiah Wood (200-85, agency: Court Side) added 9 points and 9 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Aix-Maurienne moved-up to ninth place, which they share with 6 other teams including defeated ALM Evreux. Aix-Maurienne will face Denain Voltaire (#10) at home in the next round.
Top scorers:
Maurienne: J.Ekanga-Ehawa 14+4reb+2ast, B.Osby 13+11reb, D.Tucker 10+1ast, W.Brown 6+5reb+1ast, M.Traore 5+1reb, A.Gomis 5+5reb
Evreux: A.Rowland 14+5reb+2ast, J.Wood 9+9reb, S.Ho You Fat 8+4reb, M.Correa 8+9reb, W.Roderick 6+2reb, G.Costentin 2+2reb+2ast
gschID: 139516


Fos Ouest - Bourg 101-82

Very predictable result when fifth ranked Fos Ouest (5-2) outscored at home 12th ranked JL Bourg (3-4) 101-82 on Friday. The hosts trailed by 9 points after first quarter, but they stormed back and won the game by 19 points. Fos Ouest looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists comparing to just 12 passes made by JL Bourg's players. American Bill Clark (195-88, college: Duquesne) fired 21 points and 5 assists for the winners. Naturalized Algerian swingman Karim Atamna (194-80) chipped in 16 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists. Gambian forward Moses Sonko (198-83, college: Co.Carolina) produced 20 points and 9 rebounds and Senegalese center Ousmane Barro (207-84, college: Marquette) added 14 points and 10 rebounds respectively for lost side. Four Fos Ouest and five JL Bourg players scored in double figures. Fos Ouest moved-up to third place, which they share with Bordeaux. Loser JL Bourg dropped to the ninth position with four games lost. Fos Ouest will face league's second-placed Boulazac Basket on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. JL Bourg will play against Lille Metropole (#12).
Top scorers:
Fos Ouest: B.Clark 21+4reb+5ast, S.Gay 19+5reb, K.Atamna 16+5reb+9ast, M.Dia 11+2reb+1ast, E.Choquet 10+6ast, S.Giffa 9+4reb+6ast
Bourg: M.Sonko 20+9reb+2ast, A.Tsagarakis 16+2reb, D.Copeland 15+1reb+5ast, O.Barro 14+10reb+2ast, J.Sanchez 10+5reb, I.Koma 4+1reb
gschID: 139517


Le Portel - Boulogne 76-72

Very important is a road loss of third ranked SO Maritime Boulogne (4-3) against tenth ranked Le Portel (4-3) on Friday night. Visiting SO Maritime Boulogne was defeated by Le Portel in a tough game in Le Portel 72-76. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of SO Maritime Boulogne. The hosts trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 42-37 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Le Portel looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. It was a great evening for American swingman Chris Davis (195-80, college: N.Texas, agency: Court Side) who led his team to a victory scoring 28 points and 6 rebounds. His fellow American import power forward Nigel Wyatte (204-81, college: Wagner, agency: Court Side) helped adding 15 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. At the losing side American swingman Chris McCray (196-84, college: Maryland, agency: VVG Sports) responded with 19 points and 7 rebounds and naturalized Portuguese power forward Fernando Raposo Laurencio (206-89) produced a double-double by scoring 12 points and 14 rebounds. Le Portel moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Chalons-Reims and Boulogne. Le Portel will meet Olympique Antibes (#17) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. SO Maritime Boulogne will play against Nantes (#9) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Le Portel: C.Davis 28+6reb+2ast, N.Wyatte 15+11reb+4ast, M.N'Diaye 12+3reb, J.Ludon 8+9reb, R.Taylor 6+6reb+10ast, B.Mangin 3+1ast
Boulogne: C.McCray 19+7reb+2ast, J.Mathis 15+5reb+2ast, F.Raposo Laurencio 12+14reb, T.Stanley 8+5reb+2ast, Z.Bah 7+2ast, C.Rouse 6+4reb
gschID: 139518


Lille - Boulazac 62-44

Round 7 in ProB means a new league leader. The biggest surprise took place in Lille where host Lille Metropole (3-4) beat league's leader Boulazac Basket (5-1) 62-44 on Friday evening. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Boulazac Basket. The game without a history. Lille Metropole led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Cameroonian center Junior MBida (206-90) fired 19 points and 6 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) for the winners. American Steve Smith (200-81, college: Iona) chipped in 10 points and 7 rebounds. American power forward Darryl Monroe (202-86, college: George Mason, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) produced 10 points and 8 rebounds and center Frederic Adjiwanou (204-80, college: St.Mary's, CA) added 6 points and 11 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Lille Metropole moved-up to ninth place, which they share with 6 other teams. Boulazac Basket at the other side dropped to the second position with one game lost. They were replaced at the leadership position by Limoges. Boulazac Basket will play next round against strong Fos Ouest trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Lille Metropole will try to continue on its current victory against thirteenth ranked JL Bourg on the road.
Top scorers:
Lille: J.MBida 19+6reb, S.Smith 10+7reb+1ast, N.Taccoen 8+8reb+2ast, J.Sauret 6+4reb+5ast, C.Marshall 5+5reb, B.Gillet 5+1reb+3ast
Boulazac: S.Njoya 12+2reb+1ast, D.Monroe 10+8reb+1ast, F.Adjiwanou 6+11reb+1ast, A.McKenzie 4+2reb, R.Ayers 4+4reb, Y.Gaillou 3+4reb
gschID: 139519


Limoges - Rouen 101-78

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Limoges CSP Elite as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Limoges CSP Elite smashed 9th ranked SPO Rouen at home 101-78. The game was mostly controlled by Limoges CSP Elite. SPO Rouen was better in third quarter 24-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Limoges CSP Elite made 24-of-28 charity shots (85.7 percent) during the game. They shot the lights out from three nailing 15 long-distance shots on high 53.6 percentage. Limoges CSP Elite players were unselfish on offense dishing 26 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of naturalized Mali Sambou Traore (199-79) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 19 points and 14 rebounds. American Landon Milbourne (201-87, college: Maryland) contributed with 16 points and 5 rebounds (made all of his eight free throws) for the winners. Power forward Charles-Henri Bronchard (199-82, agency: Court Side) answered with 10 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists and American swingman Jason Siggers (190-85, college: Albany) added 16 points and 4 assists in the effort for SPO Rouen. Four Limoges CSP Elite and five SPO Rouen players scored in double figures. As mentioned above they took over a top position. SPO Rouen at the other side keeps the ninth place with four games lost. They share the position with 6 other teams. SPO Rouen will play next round against ALM Evreux trying to get back on the winning streak. Limoges CSP Elite will try to continue on its current victory against sixth ranked Chalons-Reims on the road.
Top scorers:
Limoges: S.Traore 19+14reb+2ast, J.Gomis 16+1reb+6ast, L.Milbourne 16+5reb+2ast, R.Desroses 15+2reb, K.McAlarney 12+5ast, A.Curti 7+1reb+3ast
Rouen: J.Siggers 16+2reb+4ast, P.Poupet 13+1reb+2ast, C.Thioune 12+1reb, A.Dunn 11+8reb+1ast, L.Chelle 10+3reb+2ast, C.Bronchard 10+7reb+6ast
gschID: 139520


Bordeaux - Antibes 69-67

Important game to mention about took place in Bordeaux. Fourth ranked Bordeaux (5-2) saved a 2-point victory at home edging 13th ranked Olympique Antibes (2-5) 69-67 on Friday evening. Host team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. The hosts trailed by 4 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 1-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 69-67. American guard O'Darien Bassett (191-86, college: Troy) fired 14 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. His fellow American import power forward Kurt Cunningham (205-87, college: Boise St.) chipped in 12 points. Bordeaux's coach Claude Bergeaud used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American power forward Jeff Allen (201-87, college: Virginia Tech) produced 20 points and 7 rebounds and Senegalese power forward Malick Badiane (211-84) added 11 points and 12 rebounds respectively for lost side. Bordeaux moved-up to third place, which they share with Fos Ouest. Loser Olympique Antibes dropped to the sixteenth position with five games lost. Bordeaux will face Saint Vallier (#8) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Olympique Antibes will play against Le Portel (#5).
Top scorers:
Bordeaux: O.Bassett 14+5reb+3ast, K.Cunningham 12+4reb+1ast, J.Ford 11+3reb, M.Doubal 10, G.Darrigand 9+2ast, B.Diaw 9+4reb+2ast
Antibes: J.Allen 20+7reb+1ast, L.Bengaber 13+3reb+1ast, M.Badiane 11+12reb+2ast, C.Brown 9+3reb+2ast, S.Essart 6+3ast, B.Monclar 4+1reb+1ast
gschID: 139515




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Wolfenbuettel: Marquis Jones to replace Derrick Stevens - by Moritz Korff
After evaluating the situation, 2. Bundesliga Pro B side Herzoege Wolfenbuettel and Derrick Stevens (180-G-80, college: Colorado St.) came to the mutual conclusion to part company. 'Somehow it didn't work out between Derrick and the Herzoege organisation', Wolfenbuettel chairman Burkhard Junger stated. Stevens appeared in nine Pro B games this season. He scored 17.8 points per contest and dished out 3.1 assists a game.
Instead of Stevens Marquis Jones (185-G-87, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) has joined the Herzoege backcourt. The 2011 graduate of Rhode Island University (NCAA Division One) will play in European basketball for the first time since completing his college career. As a senior Jones averaged 11 points, 3.8 assists, 3.2 boards and 1.6 steals per contest, while being named to the Atlantic 10 All-Defensive Team.
In other news, Wolfenbuettel post player Marcel Schwarz (203-C-90) decided to leave the Herzoege team to join SG Wolfenbuettel of the 1. Regionalliga North.


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.




Sebastian Greene set to play for TV Langen - by Moritz Korff
After several weeks working out with TV Langen (2. Bundesliga Pro B), Sebastian Greene (203-F-84, college: Fordham) eventually inked a contract with the Giraffes and will make his debut on Sunday against BG Illertal/Weissenhorn.
Greene is a 28-year-old forward from Klein-Gerau and a former German A2 internaional. He started the 2010-11 season with FC Bayern Muenchen, but transfered to Osnabrueck in January 2011. He made 13 appearances for the Ballers in Pro A action, averaging 5.2 points and 3.2 rebounds per contest.


Danny Gibson (BBC Bayreuth) Its Great To Be Back In Germany And I Missed Competiting Every Night - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Danny Gibson (180-G-84, agency: Limelight Hoops, college: S.Indiana) is a 26 year old 180cm point guard from Madison, Indiana wo is playing his first season for BBC Bayreuth. He played at Olney Central JC (NJCAA) from 2002-2004. From 2004-2006, he played at Southern Indiana (NCAA2).In his senior year, he played games: 8.6ppg, 2.7rpg, 4.9apg, 1.9spg, FGP: 54.9%, 3Pts: 40.6%, FT: 76.8%. In 2006-2007, he played for tue NVV Lions Moenchengladbach averaging 22,1ppg, 4,0rpg, 5,1apg and 1,7spg. In 2007-2008, he played the Cuxhaven BasCats (Germany-ProA, starting five): 28 games: 15.6ppg, 2.9rpg, 4.2apg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 51.4%, 3FGP: 38.1%, FT: 76.3%. In 2008-2009, he played for Giants Noerdlingen (Germany-1.Bundesliga, starting five): 34 games: 12.2ppg, 1.9rpg, 3.5apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 49.3%, 3PT: 38.2%, FT: 66.0%. Last season, he led tue Dutch league in scoring and played for Zorg and Zekerheid Leiden (Holland-Eredivisie, starting five): 43 games: Score-1 (18.3ppg), 2.8rpg, Assists-5 (4.3apg), 1.4spg, FGP: 55.4%, 3PT: 42.3%, FT: 73.3%. He spoke to eurobasket before the game against The Walter Tigers Tuebingen November 12th.

Your back with BBC Bayreuth this season. How glad are you to be back and what did you miss the most?

Its great to be back in Germany! I just really missed competing every night

How is this seasons team different from last seasons team?

Its just a different group of guys working towards one goal.

After the first 4 loses the team has a 2-1 record since you arrived. What have been the main reasons for the positive play?

Well its just been a lot of things, they had some bad luck with injuries to some key players, new coach comes in with a different voice and it seems to be working.

BBC Bayreuth have let up an average of only 59 points in last three games. What has been the strongest point on defense?

Our guys are really taking it personally to shut down the other teams key guys and I think thats what we have done in those games.

The next game is against The Walter Tigers Tuebingen. What is always the biggest challenge when playing against Lou Campbell?

Lou Campbell is one of the better guards in the league and is the key to there team and its all ways a challenge to play him im looking forward to it!

Tuebingen are 1-6 and are coming off a big win against Bremerhaven. What will be key in getting win?

Guarding their shooters! They are really shooting the ball well as a team.

Famous rapper Heavy D passed away yesterday. What did he mean to you as an artist?

Didn't really growing up on him but i know he will be missed.

What was the last DVD movie that you saw?

Thanks Danny for the chat.



Josh Young (Walter Tigers Tuebingen) We Are Trying To Continue To Form Chemistry Within Our Group - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Joshua Young (185-G-88, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Drake) is a 23 year old 185cm guard from Lawton, Oklahoma. He played at Drake from 2006-2010. In his senior year, he played 32 games: 14.4ppg, 3.9rpg, 2.7apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 44.0%, 3PT: 35.8%, FT: 73.0%. Last season he came to Germany and played for Bayer Giants Leverkusen (Germany-ProB, starting five): 11 games: 26.7ppg, 6.4rpg, 3.0apg, 2.3spg, FGP: 45.2%, 3PT: 45.3%, FT: 79.0%. He spoke to Eurobasket about the game against BBC Bayreuth on November 12th.

The Walter Tigers Tuebingen finally got their first win of the season. What was the most positive thing that the club accomplished on the floor besides winning that hadnt been the case in the 6 previous games?

Basketball is a game of runs. I think the difference between the first six games and the game in Bremerhaven was that we were able to keep our composure and play poised even when we faced a large deficit. It showed a major sign of maturity for our team.

Beko BBL rookie Vaughn Duggins seems to have become one of the team leaders early in the season. How has his play impressed you?

Vaughn is such an explosive player both offensively and defensively. He has done a great job adjusting to the game over here. The way he is handling business, especially as a rookie, is extremely impressive.

Lou Campbell exploded with 14 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds. What keeps amazing you about the play of Campbell?

Lou continues to elevate his game as the season progresses. Hes such an important player for our team- not only for his ability but also as a leader. I admire his willingness to put a young team on his back and will us to victory.

The next game is against BBC Bayreuth. What has been the focus in practice this week?

Right now, we are just focusing on getting better as a team. Were trying to continue to form chemistry within our group and really get to learn each other. Obviously, there are xs and os we will study for the game, but we are just committed to improving each day.

As a Beko BBL rookie, you see video of each team, but do you do any additional personal home work about the players? How many of the players on the Bayreuth team have you heard of?

Definitely. Individual study time is very important- anything you can learn to create an advantage is key. Ive actually heard of quite a few of them. The ones that I dont know as well, I will be studying this week.

BBC Bayreuth is one of those teams that is fighting to stay in the league. What will be key in getting the win?

We just have to play our game. Execute offensively, and defensively, we must stop their scorers and limit them to one shot.

You played for the PRO B team Bayer Giants Leverkusen last season. How often do you think about your successful time there. It isnt often that a player jumps from PRO B to the Beko BBL.

Im very grateful for the opportunity that has be given to me from playing at Leverkusen. I had a great time there. I actually just watched one of our games the other day. So, I do think about it from time to time.

What movie is on your list to watch?

In Time looks like a good one.

Thanks Josh for the chat.



Chris Kramer (s.Oliver Baskets Wurzburg) We Are More Focused On Ourselves And Getting Better Each Game - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Chris Kramer (191-G-88, college: Purdue) is a 23 year old 191cm guard from Huntington, Indiana that is playing his first season in Germany for the s.Oliver Baskets Wurzburg. He played at Purdue from 2006-2010 reaching the NCAA Sweet 16 in 2010 and in his senior year he played 35 games averaging 6.5ppg, 3.0rpg, 2.3apg, 1.7spg, FGP: 56.5%, 3PT: 27.3%, FT: 74.7%. In the summer of 2010, he played NBA Summer league in Orlando for the Indiana Pacers. As a rookie last season he played for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants (D-League) playing 41 games averaging 13.8ppg, 4.0rpg, 2.8apg, 1.9spg, FGP: 56.7%, 3PT: 36.7%, FT: 81.9%. Last summer, he played for Mets de Guaynabo (Puerto Rico-BSN) playing 12 games averaging 8.8ppg, 4.0rpg, 2.9apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 30.8%, FT: 69.8%. He spoke to Eurobasket before the game against BG Goettingen on November 12th.

A big 61-59 win at home against ratiopharm Ulm. It was the fourth win in a row for the s.Oliver Baskets Wurzburg at home. Is the Wurzburg home arena already feeling like your living room in summer or more like your living room in front of a fire in winter? Lol

s.Oliver is feeling like home. Having a few home games in a row we have been able to practice there and really get the feel for the rims and the atmosphere all together. It sure gets loud in there and we pack the house every game. It is getting very hot in there for sure.

In the fourth quarter there were 9 lead changes. Gilbert Brown won the game on a shot with two seconds to play. Describe the last play? How big was this winning shot for the self confidence of Gilbert Brown? He had a big NCAA career, but has been slow to finding his rhythm in the Beko BBL.

The fourth quarter was very exciting to watch. I was out most of the fourth quarter with some excessive cramps in my calves. The last play was a pick and Roll that started with Ricky Harris going left off the ball screen and attacking the rim. He got to the rim and put pressure on the defense and we had two tips for the game winning bucket. Ivan Elliott missed first off the back of the rim and Gilbert came out of no where skying for the rebound putback to give us the 2 point lead. Hopefully, this gives Gilbert confidence moving forward. He is a very good player and can do a lot of things on the court. I think he will find his groove and have a good season.


How have you taken in the tragedy that happened with BG Goettingen? Have you felt how big the heart is of the German basketball community?

The Goettingen tragedy is very unfortunate. When I was told what happened it really broke my heart. I've always wondered why such bad things happen to such good people. The thing that I learned from the tragedy is you never know what is going to happen and tomorrow is never guaranteed so make sure people know how much you appreciate and love them.

The next game is against BG Goettingen. It is the ex team of your coach John Patrick. This will be a big game for him and the ex Goettingen players. Have you felt an extra special excitement from them playing against their ex team?

I haven't noticed anymore excitement from Coach or the players. We are more focused on ourselves and getting better each game. This is a long season and you have to treat every game the same.


What kind of game can we expect from two teams that play a similiar style? What will be key in getting the win?

I think the key to the game is depth. We have to try and wear them down. They seem to only play 7 players and we have to use that to our advantage. Come at them in waves...each group that comes in just bring more energy than the group before. Also, the inside game will be huge I think as well.


You will be playing against St Johns standout Paris Horn. Did you ever play against him in the NCAA and what do you remember from his game?

I never played against Horn in college. I do know that he is a very good player. He is athletic and can really shoot and score the ball.

How much do you miss the NBA? Will this lockout ever get resolved?

I think the NBA is going to get settled here in the next week or two. There are some issues they need to get worked out but I think both parties want basketball. I miss the NBA for sure. I love basketball and enjoying watching the best in the world play the game.

What was the last DVD movie that you saw?


The last DVD I watched was 'Fast Five.' Although its a little far fetched I love the action in the movie.

Thanks Chris for the chat.



Wiha Panthers bring in a pair, while Rietti leaves - by Moritz Korff
The wiha Panthers Villingen-Schwenningen (1. Regionalliga South-West) have strengthened their roster by adding two fresh players in Julian Sharma (205-F/C-91) and Nils Muehlenfeld (192-G-89). Both made the move from Freiburg to Villingen-Schwenningen. Meanwhile, Gideon Rietti (203-F-83, college: St.Petersburg JC) has returned to his native Israel.
Muehlenfeld saw action in six games for USC Freiburg in this current season, scoring 12.8 points per contest, while Sharma averaged 5.5 points in four games played.


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A1 Week 4: Part 1 - by Chris Mammides
During the fourth round of the A1 league the visiting sites were more successful that the home sites as the three out of the four games ended with crucial road wins for the visitors. Furthermore, another fact of this weeks results was the defense as the three out of the five games ended with poor results and especially the games in Thessaloniki (PAOK- Panionios) in Kavala and in lysiakos court (Ilysiakos Maroussi) the games ended with 109, 117 and 122 points all together.
The results were as follows:
Ikaros Kallitheas Kolossos Rodou 84-93 after three overtimes!!
PAOK Panionios 51-58
KAOD Aris 84-81
Ilysiakos Maroussi 62-60
Kavala AGOR 60-57

Ikaros Kallitheas - Kolossos Rodou 84-93 after three overtimes!!
Quarters: 18-13, 28-28, 45-44, 63-63, 73-73, 82-82 and 84-93
The greatest game for this season took place in Ikaros court where the surprising team of Kolossos Rodou added another victory and this time was a road win after two overtimes.
The thrilling game in Kallithea was forbidden for fans with cardiac problems as for 55 minutes the few fans watched a game which was basket by basket and any team could have won. The home team though committed suicide as Coach Likogiannis team could have won the game in the regular time being leading the game with four points 19 seconds before the end and finally stupid mistakes got balanced and then in the overtimes without its key players which were fouled out couldnt resist for more than 12 minutes out of fifteen of the three overtimes. On the other hand another great game from the Greek top scorer of the smaller divisions, Nikos Nikos Liakopoulos (191-G-83) who ended the game with 15 points, 5 rebounds, 3 steals, 3 assists and 7 winning fouls, not bad for a rookie in the division. On the other hand, Ravern Johnson (200-G-88, college: Mississippi St.) was amazing with his 29 points but his team-mate King who is the usual suspect in scoring for Ikaros, he only played in the half of the game as he was fouled out very early, in fact he was 29 minutes in the game and 26 minutes out of the game!
The game changed leading scores 23 times and finally the team who suffered less by the fouls won the game. Kolossos Rodou has now an amazing record of 4-0 in the first 4 rounds and is looking the future with more hopes.
The scorers:
Ikaros: King 18, Ravern Johnson 29, Ljubicic 11
Kolossos: Nikos Liakopoulos 15, Asimakopoulos 15, Boykin 12, Tsamis 10

Kavala - AGOR 60-57
Quarters: 15-11, 28-29, 39-41 and 60-57
A black out for Coach Koufoss team in the last period cost him a crucial road win. The duet Dionte Christmas (196-G-86, college: Temple) and Petway were amazing but the rest of the team for the visitors was in a bad shape. On the other hand, the team of Coach Priftis performed a little bit better in terms of a team spirit and the team took assistance from more players with Aggelopoulos being the man of the match as his 14 points, his 3 rebounds and his 2 assists were the success point for his team.
The game was not really very good in every aspect you can think of as the two teams had really very bad statistics and to precise the home team was shooting with 21/52 a 30% more or less while the visitors were shooting with 22/60 a 25% more or less. Kavala has now a solid record of 3-1 and is looking the future in more optimistic way while AGOR remained to the absolute zero. (0-4)
Top scorers:
Kavala: Nikos Angelopoulos (205-F-84) 14, O Bryant 12
AGOR: Dionte Christmas 21, Petway 16

PAOK Panionios 51-58
Quarters: 13-19, 28-36, 39-44 and 51-58
A very bad game was played in Pylaia with the team of Coach Bartzokas being more solid and having better skills in some crucial factors such as the speed and the rebounding area to finally succeed a great road win. In the crucial points for PAOK is the fact that his top performers in the previous games remain scoreless for quite some time, so Dikoudis with 8 points, Gorree with 5 and Stiggers with 5 couldnt really do a lot for their team as the performance of these three players who were the key to success in the one and only positive result for PAOK was not enough for win the passionate youngsters of Coach Bartzokas, the Greek coach saw the experienced Billy William Keys (188-PG-77, college: N.Mexico St.) to helping his team in the most vital moment of the game where the momentum nearly changed sites, while he also saw his last transactions, Barlos and Stepheson offering their very best in this crucial road win. Barlos scored 10 points and played very good and solid defense over Gorree while Stepheson ruled the rebounding area and his 11 rebounds can prove that.
About the game now, there are not much to say as the visiting site of Coach Bartzokas took an early lead and never lost it with slow offenses and tough defenses he locked the three key players of PAOK and that was it, so simple Coach Markopoulos simply couldnt react.
Top scorers:
PAOK: Dikoudis and Mihalis Giannakidis (192-G-88) 8 points per head
Panionios: Barlos 10, William Keys 12

Ilysiakos - Marousi 62-60
Quarters: 22-12, 31-30, 42-44 and 62-60.
A derby took place in Ilysiakos home court where Marousi tried to get the road win but finally couldnt do it simply due to lack of physical powers. The turning point of the game was the 5th foul of the top performer of the game Nestoras Nestoras Kommatos (203-F-77) 5 minutes before the end of the game, Nestoras up until the specific minute ad 20 points, 8 rebounds, and 2 assists while he also won five fouls from his opponents. On the other hand, Coach Flevarakis saw Miroslav Todic (206-F-85) in his best performance this season with his 16 points, 7 rebounds, 7 winning fouls and 2 assists being the MVP of the game, followed by Harding who ended the game with 14 points, 4 rebounds and 1 block shot.
About the game now, Ilysiakos started much better and dominated in the first period with Thompson and Hatzis ruling the peripheral game. Good defense and the visiting site not being able to score more than a dozen points. The 2nd period found Nestoras Kommatos to ruling the game and with his personal recital change the momentum for his team and the same goes for the 3rd period as he fought against his opponents literally alone. In the third quarter though these changed as he was fouled out quite early so his team remain without its natural leader as Gagaloudis remain in shallow waters while Elegar tried to help his team but obviously all the opponents who have deeper rosters will eventually win the games, so unless something drastic should take place the team of Coach Linardos will be among the top favorite teams to be relegated.
Top scorers:
Ilysiakos: Miroslav Todic 16, Thompson 10, Harding 14
Marousi: Nestoras Kommatos 20, Elegar 12, Gagaloudis 11

KAOD - Aris 84-81
Quarters: 14-23, 29-37, 58-54 and 84-81
In the game which just ended in Dramas and in Krahtidis home court of KAOD after a great derby the home team against Aris Thessaloniki had an amazing third period which scored 27 points and then in the 4th period the tactic of Giorgos Kalafatakis to go for free throws and not for a 3 pointer, he manage to win the game in its very first victory in the A1 after 10 years!
In regards to the game in total, the visiting site of Coach Alexandris started much stronger in the game and took an early lead in the first five minutes with 6-15 and ended the first period with 14-23 with Christos Christos Tapoutos (208-F-82) being the top performer and the top scorer, with Coach Giorgos Kalafatakis team having only Sanders as a real thread for Aris.
In the second period the team of KAOD reacted at the end of the period but still the deficit remain quite high by the end of the first half to 29-39.
The third period was the best for the home team as the 29 points became 58 with an amazing 29-17 and with key players being the veteran Ceranic and Kitsoulis who scored the last 7 points of his team. The score became 58-54 and the momentum changed totally with the 2.000 fans cheering for their team.
The fourth and final period was amazing and started with three three pointers by Aris with Christos Tapoutos X2 and James X1 bringing the score to 60-58 for the visiting site of Coach Alexandris. The next five minutes the game was thrilling and the two teams we are going basket to basket and the score was changing every 20 seconds with Aris playing more into the peripheral offense while KAOD of Coach Giorgos Kalafatakis was playing with the Veteran Ceranic in the paint as he was unbeatable in the air. Ceranic score two free throws and the score became 70-68, 3.25 before the end of the thrilling game. Aris continued to play a fast game with shots from the 6.75 mostly in the 15 seconds and mostly with no result, so KAOD increase a bit the deficit with 2.57 before the end and the score being 72-68 before Aris with the first points of Krucic and another three pointer by Christos Tapoutos (23 points with 5 out of 6 three pointers) not only cut the deficit but took the lead with 72-73 1.50 before the end. Athinaiou scored a big three pointer and gave to his team the lead and with just i.10 before the end Aris had the ball with Verginis , Tsaldaris, Christos Tapoutos, Krucic and Davies in the court and Krucic scored the shot after another offencive rebound but Athineou was on fire and scored his second consecutive three pointer 27 seconds before the end to shape the score to 78-75 in a great game! Coach Alexandris took the time out and gave his last tactics in the most crucial offence of the game for his team. Kitsoulis did the foul on Tsaldaris very early (due to his inexperience in such a big game), in any case 26.6 before the end, Tsaldaris added another two points from the charity line and with the score being 78-77, KAODs coach gave his last directions. Tsaldaris did the foul against Kosta Charalampidis (189-G-76) and 22.5 seconds before the end, the veteran guard succeeds in both the free throws to do the score 80-77. Athineou did the foul on Verginis and 20.2 seconds before the end brought the score to 80-79 with Giorgos Kalafatakis getting his last time-out. The game was like chess in the last seconds with the two head-coaches trying to find the best feasible scenario for their team and check-mate each-other. Verginis did the foul on Kosta Charalampidis with 15.8 before the end; Kosta Charalampidis scored both of them and reshape the score to 82-79. Karidas did the foul against Verginis who scored both of them and did the score 82-81, 10.1 seconds before the end. Aris Thessaloniki succeeded to do the foul not against Kosta Charalampidis but against Gary Flowers (203-F, college: S.Mississippi) who had only 1of 3, the American forward scored both of them which were the most crucial as James after that lost both of them and KAOD succeeded an amazing victory with 84-81. The MVP of the game was the ex Aris Thessaloniki player Kostas Charalambidis who tought a lesson to his ex team.
Top scorers:
KAOD: Kosta Charalampidis 21 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists, Gary Flowers 14, Ceranic 12 and Athineou 11
Aris: Christos Tapoutos 23 points and 10 rebounds, Tsaldaris 14, Verginis 13, James 13



A2 Week 7: Results and Scorers - by Chris Mammides
The 7th week was the week to decide that there will not be any unbeaten teams in the division as both the unbeaten teams, Apollon Patras and Ikaroi Serron lost their road games and they have now a 6-1 record. A messy round took place as at least in three courts we had big fights and many technical fouls but the award goes to the game of Nea Kiffisia vs Apollon Patras as the referees disqualified from the game 16 out of 24 players to continue the game with 4 players per team. Everything started when the Croat center Ivan Krolo punched Diamantopoulos at the 1st period and with the score being 19-18 all the players went in the court and starting to punch each other, the police arrived and after 50 minutes the game continued as described before with only 4 players per team. Nea Kifisia was lucky enough to have one of the best players Nikitakis within he remaining four and that was the main reason of its success in a game that both teams will want to forget very soon. A little bit less in Lavrio where the home team against Ermis Perama was leading the score with 10 points and 1.10 before the end of the game Coach Serellis was punished by the referees with a technical foul and the game nearly stopped as the crud had a specific mood against the referees for their unfair (according to them) decision, in any case the score became 83-83 before the veteran Karvounis scored the winning three pointer (his first in the game after three missing shots) to win the game with 86-83. The same took place in the game between Amyntas Dafnis- Panelefsiniakos as the visiting site even though succeeded a great road win and remain all alone in the third position of the league, had many problems with the referees.
In more analysis the results were as follows:

Amyntas Dafnis - Panelefsiniakos 75-78
Quarters: 17-11, 38-39, 52-56, 75-78
A great derby took place in Dafni with the visiting site of Coach Skarafingas finally reaching the vital road win. After the 18th minute when the visitors first took the lead the never lost it until the end, and more precise 1.30 before the end Leonidas Zoupas (182-G-82) closed the gap to as little as one point 70-71, before the MP of the game Spyros Magounis (200-G-85) answered back with a three pointer to finally bring the game to the right track for the Elefsina team
Top scorers:
Amyntas: Leonidas Zoupas 16, Lolas 13, Sourlis 16
Panelefsiniakos: Kiriakopoulos 15, Spyros Magounis 22, Voulgaris 10, Deligiannis 13

AEK Athens - Pagrati 95-75
Quarters: 25-17, 51-38, 71-61, 95-75
No problem for Vassilopoulos and his team-mates against the not so steady team of Pagrati. The debut of the younger Bracey was not exactly successful as his 7 points didnt actually add anything for the team of Pagrati. An easy win for Coach Liogas team against Coach Kaltzis team which for another game disappoints its few fans by proving that doesnt have the gats for something better than a place in the middle of the board.
AEK Athens:Vassilopoulos 18, Nikos Kourtis (195-F-77) 20, Mantzaris 12, Sklavos 14, Despos 19
Pagrati: B. Bracey 10, Makris 14, Giannis Dimakos (194-G-94) 23, Koutroulias 11

Doxa Lefkadas - Ikaroi Serron 63-57
Quarters 20-5, 32-23, 44-40, 63-57
A heroic and clear victory over the unbeaten team of Coach Kamarakis took place in Lefkada with the team of Coach Vournas getting the best from the newcomer Darko Rallis while Limparis and Nikos Pettas (195-G-81) performing amazingly good against their opponents with Limparis succeeding another one double-double figure (his 3rd one) and the most crucial block shot at the final stage against Kostas Totsios (191-G-78). The home team took an early lead and never lost it as the team-spirit performed in an absolute manner and all the players play for the team and not fro themselves.
Doxa: Nikos Pettas 18, Limparis 11 points and 11 rebounds.
Ikaroi: Kostas Totsios 18, Simeonidis 13, Voivatopoulos 11

Pierikos Arhelaos - OFI 77-75
Quarters: 21-22, 37-42, 52-61, 77-75
A great home win for Coach Galanis team, the Greek head Coach since his arrival in the team 3 weeks ago changed the momentum and added two crucial wins in the series of the Katerini team. This time the victim was the strong team of Coach Vlahos. Even, though the visitors from Crete were leading most of the game, the last final bits with a great come-back and having in a great night the veteran point guard Kostas Pehlivanis (192-F-79) who scored 5 out of 6 three pointers and the talented forwards Ioakeimidis and Maltesios performed amazingly against the OFI players and succeed at the end to over-score their opponents with 23-15 and at the won a vital game.
Top Scorers:
Pierikos: Kostas Pehlivanis 25, Ioakeimidis 18, Maltesios 18
OFI: Bardas 17, Lewis 15, Dimitris Katiakos (205-C/F-87) 20.

Ermis Lagkada - Arkadikos 79-75
Ermis Lagkada succeeded a difficult victory over the solid team of Arkadikos with the experienced Savvas Iliadis (192-G-79) performing in another game truly fantastic not only due to his 30 points, 11 winning fouls, 7 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals but for his leadership skills in the court who is proving once more that he has the gats to play in the higher level decent basketball for many seasons to come. He was the one to take his team at the end and when the ball got heavier to lead them to the victory. Ermis Lagkada this season has a 4-3 record and all four victories are owe to Savvas Iliadis, as he has score until now 151 points, 28 rebounds, 21 assists and 12 steals in 7 games!!! He is the top scorer in the division with 21.6 points per game he is also leading in the category of the steals, while he is 11th in the economy, 4th in the 2 points percentages and he is 6th in the fouls won He is a team by himself
Quarters: 19-14, 32-32, 55-54, 79-75
Ermis: Savvas Iliadis 30, Anagnostopoulos 12, Nisiotis 15.
Arkadikos: Tosic 12, Kopsaftis 12, Tsiotras 12, Andronikos Gizogiannis (200-F/C-83) 21.

AEK Argous - Panerythraikos 79-90
Not many things can be said for this game as the deficit of only 11 points is not showing the real picture of the game as during the fourth period the players of Coach Hohuhoulis stopped playing and the Greek Coach gave chance to the youngsters to play in the game, so the 4th period had an amazing score of 33-14 for the home team of Coach Chrysanthopoulos and in fact is the first quarter he is winning after 27 negative quarters this season,
Quarters: 22-24, 34-43, 46-76, 79-90
AEK Argous: Edi Sinadinovic (190-G-88) 29, Basdekis 10, Stevovic 12,
Panerythraikos: Kallaniotis 11, Lakkas 11, Kostas Macheras (205-C-85) 24

Lavrio Ermis Perama 86-83
In another game the score is not contradicting with the real picture of the game as the referees blew it up at the end and upon the score being 10 points for the home team. Lavrio face no problems by Kalabakoss Perama but face many problems by the men in gray who nearly gave the game to the visiting site of Perama. A great game by the veteran ex Lavrio player, Pashalis who ended the game with 20 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists who probably wanted to prove something to his opponents while for another week Lavrio didnt got any real help from the Cyprus international Kounas as his 2 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists can described poor.
Quarters: 14-16, 39-33, 63-57 and 86-83
Lavrio: Giannis Kakiouzis (205-F-78) 24, Giannakopoulos 19 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists, Psileas 20.
Perama: Nikos Michalos (192-G-77) 20, Koronidis 18, Paschalis 20.

Nea Kifisia - Apollon Patras 72-67
The first defeat for Coach Vetoulas came without him being on the bench of his team as he was disqualified together with 8 of his players. The game was a derby the first 13 minutes and before the Croat center Krolo punch Diamantopoulos, the score at that stage was 19-18 with the Croat being the top scorer with 8 points and 5 rebounds in just 9 minutes game and with a tendex which was close to perfect (0.993). After that and for the next 27 minutes the game was a simple joke with 8 players trying to finish the game at any given point.
Quarters: 14-17, 38-29, 52-47, 72-67
N. Kifisia: Nikitakis 19, Moschovitis 11, Christos Liberopoulos (185-G-88) 20, Koukounias 12 points and 14 rebounds.
Apollon Patras: Kaperonis 10, Thanopoulos 11, Daniil 12 and 14 rebounds, Giorgos Petropoulos (198-G/F-80) 17



Stats Leaders - A1
Points Per Game
 Dionte CHRISTMAS
  AGOR
  (196-G-86)
  Avg: 21.3
 1. Christmas, AGOR21.3 
 2. Roby, Peristeri GS20.5 
 3. Charalampidi., KAO.17.3 
 4. Haritopoulos, Maro.17.0 
 5. Tsamis, Kolossos16.3 
 6. Tapoutos, Aris15.7 
 7. James, Aris14.7 
 8. Chatzis, Ilysiakos14.0 
 9. Hines, Olympiakos14.0 
 10. Taylor, Kavala13.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Alex STEPHESON
  Panio.
  (205-F-87)
  Avg: 9.5
 1. Stepheson, Panio.9.5 
 2. Kommatos, Marousi9.0 
 3. Haritopoulos, Maro.8.0 
 4. Flowers, KAOD8.0 
 5. Giddens, PAOK7.5 
 6. Papanikolaou, Olym.7.3 
 7. Hines, Olympiakos7.3 
 8. O''Bryant, Kavala7.3 
 9. Charissis, Kolossos7.0 
 10. Goree, PAOK6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Vassilis SPANOULIS
  Olympiakos
  (193-PG-82)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Spanoulis, Olympia.6.7 
 2. Petroulas, Periste.6.0 
 3. Gagaloudis, Marousi6.0 
 4. Xanthopoulos, Pani.5.5 
 5. Charalampidi., KAO.5.3 
 6. Diamantidis, Panat.5.3 
 7. Wright, AGOR4.0 
 8. James, Aris3.7 
 9. Calathes, Panathin.3.7 
 10. Keys, Panionios3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Dominic JAMES
  Aris
  (180-PG-86)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. James, Aris2.7 
 2. Roby, Peristeri GS2.5 
 3. Kerusch, Aris2.3 
 4. Christmas, AGOR2.0 
 5. Diamantidis, Panat.2.0 
 6. Scott, Peristeri GS2.0 
 7. Barlos, Panionios2.0 
 8. Tsamis, Kolossos1.7 
 9. Charalampidi., KAO.1.7 
 10. Petroulas, Perist.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Patrick O''BRYANT
  Kavala
  (213-C-86)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. O''Bryant, Kavala2.8 
 2. Hines, Olympiakos2.0 
 3. Flowers, KAOD1.7 
 4. Charissis, Kolossos1.7 
 5. Muldrow, Aris1.3 
 6. Vougioukas, Panat.1.3 
 7. Roby, Peristeri GS1.0 
 8. Zimic, Perister.1.0 
 9. Elegar, Marousi1.0 
 10. Papadopoulos, Oly.1.0 


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


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Hungarian game in ACB tonight! - by Adam Patonay
Today Lagun Aro and Manresa will meet in San Sebatian on the follwing round in ACB. The home team really needs the victory what will be not easy against Manresa which started really good the season.
This game is especially important for the hungarian basketball fanse, because this is the first time in ACB's history when two hungarian players meets on the court. Peter Lorant (207-F/C-85, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) former Burgos player will try to reach the win against Adam Hanga (201-G-89, agency: TSS Management) and his Manresa from 20:00 in San Sebastian.


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Best players of Express L. round 6 - by Eurobasket News
American Travis Holmes (193-G, agency: Strategic Sports) had an amazing evening in the last round for Njardvik and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 6.
The -year old guard had a double-double of 33 points and fifteen rebounds, while his team edged out IR (3-3) 99-95. Njardvik maintains the 9th position in Icelandic Express L.. Njardvik 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 3-3 record. Holmes turned to be Njardvik's top player in his first season with the team. Travis Holmes averages this season 19.8ppg and 8.3rpg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 30-year old swingman Marvin Valdimarsson (198-G/F-81) of second-ranked Stjarnan. Valdimarsson impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 28 points and 10 rebounds. It was enough for Stjarnan to edge the lower-ranked Snaefell (#6, 3-3) by 1 point 90-89. Stjarnan's second position in the standings has not changed. His team lost just one game this season, while they won 5 matches. Valdimarsson is well-known by Stjarnan fans and he already established his position as one of team's most reliable players.

The third best performed player last round was Serbian Nemanja Sovic (198-F-77) of IR (#7). Sovic got into 30-points club by scoring 31 points in the last round. He went also for nine rebounds . Despite Sovic's great performance IR lost 95-99 to Njardvik (3-3). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing IR needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 3 victories and 3 lost games. Sovic has a great season in Iceland. After only 6 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 25.8ppg (3rd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Nathan Walkup (200-F-88) of Fjolnir - 27 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Jarryd Cole (200-F-88) of Keflavik - 21 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Keith Cothran (193-G-86) of Stjarnan - 34 points
7. Quincy Hankins-Cole (203-F) of Snaefell - 16 points, 12 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Darrin Govens (185-G-88) of Thor Thorl - 26 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Edward Horton (193-G-85) of KR - 24 points, 3 rebounds and 7 assists
10. Giordan Watson (178-G-85) of Grindavik - 27 points, 3 rebounds and 5 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)


D1 Round 5: Breidablik is upset by IG - by Eurobasket News
Coincidentally all hosts won their games.

The game between third ranked Breidablik (3-2) and fourth ranked IG (4-1) was the most important one in the last round on Saturday night. Breidablik was defeated by IG in a tough game on the road 90-95. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Breidablik. It was a key game for the second position in the league. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 24-19. But Breidablik won second period 29-26. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. IG have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to second place. Breidablik at the other side dropped to the fourth position with two games lost. IG are looking forward to face league's leader KFI in Reykjavik in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Breidablik will play at home against FSU in Selfoss and is hoping to win this game.
Undefeated leader KFI delivered the fifth consecutive victory. This time they crushed bottom-ranked Thor AK (0-6) 92-65 in Reykjavik. Undefeated KFI (5-0) have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain first place with a perfect record of 5 victories in a row. Thor AK at the other side still closes the standings with six games lost. KFI will play against league's second-placed IG in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Thor AK will play against Hottur (#5) in Egilsstadir and hopes to get finally their first victory.
The game in Hamar was also quite interesting. 7th ranked FSU (1-3) played at the court of eighth ranked Hamar (2-3). Hamar did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 107-88 on Friday. Hamar moved-up to seventh place. Loser FSU dropped to the eighth position with three games lost. Hamar will meet higher ranked IA (#6) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. FSU will play against Breidablik in Kopavogur.

In the last two games of round 5 IA was defeated by Skallagrimur in Borgarnes 82-76. Hottur beat Armann at home 93-77.



KFI - Thor AK 92-65

Undefeated leader KFI delivered the fifth consecutive victory. This time they crushed bottom-ranked Thor AK (0-6) 92-65 in Reykjavik. The game without a history. KFI led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. KFI (5-0) have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain first place with a perfect record of 5 victories in a row. Thor AK at the other side still closes the standings with six games lost. KFI will play against league's second-placed IG in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Thor AK will play against Hottur (#5) in Egilsstadir and hopes to get finally their first victory.
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Skallagrimur - IA 82-76

There was no surprise in Borgarnes where 6th ranked IA (2-2) was defeated by fourth ranked Skallagrimur (4-2) 82-76 on Friday. The hosts trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 41-34 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Skallagrimur moved-up to third place. Newly promoted IA keeps the sixth position with two games lost. Skallagrimur will meet Armann (#9) in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. IA will play against Hamar and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
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Hamar - FSU 107-88

The game in Hamar was also quite interesting. 7th ranked FSU (1-3) played at the court of eighth ranked Hamar (2-3). Hamar did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 107-88 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Hamar. FSU managed to win third quarter 23-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Hamar moved-up to seventh place. Loser FSU dropped to the eighth position with three games lost. Hamar will meet higher ranked IA (#6) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. FSU will play against Breidablik in Kopavogur.
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IG - Breidablik 95-90

The game between third ranked Breidablik (3-2) and fourth ranked IG (4-1) was the most important one in the last round on Saturday night. Breidablik was defeated by IG in a tough game on the road 90-95. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Breidablik. It was a key game for the second position in the league. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 24-19. But Breidablik won second period 29-26. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. IG have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to second place. Breidablik at the other side dropped to the fourth position with two games lost. IG are looking forward to face league's leader KFI in Reykjavik in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Breidablik will play at home against FSU in Selfoss and is hoping to win this game.
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Hottur - Armann 93-77

No shocking result in a game in Egilsstadir where sixth ranked Hottur (2-1) defeated 8th ranked Armann (1-4) 93-77 on Thursday. The game was mostly controlled by Hottur. Armann managed to win third quarter 25-24. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Hottur moved-up to fifth place. Armann lost their third game in a row. They dropped to the ninth position with four games lost. Hottur will meet bottom-ranked Thor AK (#10) in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Armann will play against Skallagrimur in Borgarnes.
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Standings - 1 Division
D1 Standings
 1. KFI 5-0 
 2. IG 4-1 
 3. Skallagrimur 4-2 
 4. Breidablik 3-2 
 5. Hottur 2-1 
 6. IA 2-2 
 7. Hamar 2-3 
 8. FSU 1-3 
 9. Armann 1-4 
 10. Thor AK 0-6 


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Ron Steele Possible Return to Israel? - by David Pick
After the Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley returned to the US, Hapoel Jerusalem is urgently seeking to sign a true point guard that will complete its missing roster piece. Eurobasket reveals that Hapoel marked its top priority, setting eyes on the University of Alabama alumnus Ron Steele, who's very familiar with the Israeli League having played the past two seasons with Bnei Hasharon.

Jerusalem sources tell EB that Hapoel's head coach Oded Katash, is highly interested in seeing Steele join the team, both for his on-court leadership and his locker room qualities. However, Steele's current Turkish team (Tofas Bursa), has set an extremely high buy-out for the player that might jeopardize a deal from happening. Steele, who posted nearly 13 point per game along with 2.5 rebounds and 5 assists with Bnei last year, played thus far in three Turkish League games with Tofas, recording averages of 6.3 points, 2 rebounds and 5 assists per game. Tonight, while in the midst of the negotiations, Steele will play his fourth game with Tofas.

Follow David Pick on Twitter: @DubiPick




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  ITALY   


Vanoli Cremona release Saulius Kuzminskas - by Eurobasket News
Vanoli Cremona have decided to part ways with Saulius Kuzminskas (210-C/F-82, college: California). The Lithuanian centre joined the team at the start of the season. He tallied 4.0 points and 3.7 rebounds per SeriaA game. Last season Saulius Kuzminskas spent in Latvia. He played for Ventspils. The centre averaged 10.7 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game in Baltic League. In EuroChallenge Saulius Kuzminskas posted 9.4 points, 7.4 rebounds and 1.6 assists. In LBL his stats read 8.4 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.2 assists per appearance. The centre earned Eurobasket.com All-Latvian League Honourable Mention. Previously Saulius Kuzminskas had stints in Poland, Lithuania, Germany, Slovenia and France. Eurobasket.com named him All-Polish League Centre of the Year in 2010.

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


Stats Leaders - SerieA
Points Per Game
 Von WAFER
  Vanoli CR
  (196-G-85)
  Avg: 19.4
 1. Wafer, Vanoli CR19.4 
 2. Coleman, Angelico.19.0 
 3. Fletcher, Pepsi C.18.0 
 4. Collins, Pepsi C.17.5 
 5. Smith, Pepsi C.16.8 
 6. Hackett, Scavolin.16.8 
 7. Temple, Novipiu CM16.5 
 8. Datome, Lottomat.16.4 
 9. Adrien, Benetton16.3 
 10. Dean, Sidigas AV16.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Linton JOHNSON
  Sidigas AV
  (203-F-80)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Johnson, Sidigas11.2 
 2. Adrien, Benetton10.8 
 3. Homan, CS Bologna10.0 
 4. Brunner, Fabi Shoes9.3 
 5. Ivanov, Fabi Shoes8.5 
 6. Amoroso, Banca T.8.2 
 7. Smith, Pepsi C.8.0 
 8. Jones, Scavolini PS7.8 
 9. Brown, Banca T.7.6 
 10. Miralles, Angelic.7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Rok STIPCEVIC
  Cimberio.
  (186-PG-86)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Stipcevic, Cimberi.5.8 
 2. Green, Sidigas AV5.4 
 3. Collins, Pepsi C.5.3 
 4. Diener, Banco d.5.0 
 5. Cook, Armani MI4.6 
 6. McIntyre, CS Bo.4.0 
 7. Brown, Banca T.4.0 
 8. Rannikko, Cimberio.4.0 
 9. Mekel, Benetton TV3.8 
 10. Cavaliero, Scavol.3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Linton JOHNSON
  Sidigas AV
  (203-F-80)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Johnson, Sidigas2.8 
 2. Pullen, Angelico BI2.8 
 3. Coleman, Angelico.2.6 
 4. Smith, Pepsi C.2.5 
 5. Di Bella, Fabi S.2.5 
 6. Collins, Pepsi C.2.5 
 7. Tucker, Lottomat.2.4 
 8. Dean, Sidigas AV2.4 
 9. Temple, Novipiu CM2.3 
 10. Hackett, Scavolin.2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Steve HUNTER
  Banco d.
  (212-C-81)
  Avg: 2
 1. Hunter, Banco d.2.0 
 2. Cusin, Scavolini PS1.5 
 3. Shermadini, Bennet1.3 
 4. Ress, Montepaschi1.0 
 5. Summers, Montepas.1.0 
 6. Mazzola, Fabi S.1.0 
 7. Adrien, Benetton0.8 
 8. Andersen, Montepa.0.8 
 9. Plisnic, Banco d.0.8 
 10. Szewczyk, Umana0.8 


Stats Leaders - Lega2
Points Per Game
 Dwight HARDY
  Giorgio .
  (188-G-)
  Avg: 25.2
 1. Hardy, Giorgio25.2 
 2. Freeman, MarcoPol.23.7 
 3. Teague, S.Antimo21.8 
 4. Taylor, Trenkwal.20.6 
 5. Marigney, Givova S.20.5 
 6. Voskuil, Morpho B.19.3 
 7. Maggioli, Fileni B.18.0 
 8. George, S.Antimo17.8 
 9. Brooks, Fileni BPA17.8 
 10. Hunter, Enel Brin.16.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 James THOMAS
  Givova S.
  (203-F/C-80)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Thomas, Givova S.11.2 
 2. Diliegro, Assi Ost.9.8 
 3. Easley, MarcoPol.9.3 
 4. Anderson, Morpho B.8.8 
 5. Chiacig, Trenkwald.8.2 
 6. Maggioli, Fileni B.8.2 
 7. Filloy, Trenkwalder7.6 
 8. Callahan, Enel B.7.3 
 9. Jones, Giorgio7.3 
 10. Baldassarre, Bian.7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Roman NARDI
  MarcoPol.
  (186-G-85)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Nardi, MarcoPol.6.8 
 2. Johnson, Assi O.6.0 
 3. Porta, Tezenis4.2 
 4. Cantone, S.Antimo4.0 
 5. Green, Sigma B.3.8 
 6. Blizzard, Biancobl.3.8 
 7. Goldwire, Centra.3.5 
 8. Kelley, Biancobl.3.0 
 9. Hoover, Fileni BPA3.0 
 10. Mathis, Giorgio3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Mario WEST
  Tezenis .
  (196-G-84)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. West, Tezenis3.5 
 2. Radulovic, Givova3.3 
 3. Hunter, Enel Brind.3.2 
 4. Boscagin, Tezeni.3.0 
 5. Green, Sigma B.3.0 
 6. Robinson, Trenkwal.3.0 
 7. Thompson, Centra.3.0 
 8. Taylor, Trenkwal.2.8 
 9. McConnell, Fileni2.8 
 10. Marigney, Givova2.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Christian DIGIULIOMARIA
  Tezeni.
  (208-C/F-79)
  Avg: 1
 1. DiGiuliomari., Tez.1.0 
 2. Cervi, Trenkwalder0.8 
 3. Teague, S.Antimo0.8 
 4. Taylor, Trenkwal.0.8 
 5. Thomas, Givova S.0.8 
 6. Baldassarre, Bianc.0.8 
 7. Edwards, Tezenis0.8 
 8. Maggioli, Fileni B.0.8 
 9. Renzi, Tezenis0.8 
 10. Busma, Centrale.0.7 


Standings - Lega 2
Lega2 Standings
 1. Giorgio Tesi PT 5-1 
 2. Trenkwalder 4-1 
 3. Morpho Basket 4-2 
 4. Centrale Latte 4-2 
 5. Enel Brindisi 4-2 
 6. Givova Scafati 4-2 
 7. Assi Ostuni 3-3 
 8. Sigma Barcel. 3-3 
 9. Biancoblu BO 2-3 
 10. Fileni BPA 2-3 
 11. Prima Veroli 2-4 
 12. Tezenis Verona 2-4 
 13. Aget Imola 2-4 
 14. MarcoPoloShop 2-4 
 15. S.Antimo 0-5 


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  JORDAN   


U18 WABA Championship: Yemen edge Jordan to open win count in Tehran - by Eurobasket News
Yemen U18 - Jordan U18 65:54

Yemen recorded their initial win at the U18 WABA Championship in Iran. They overcame Jordan to climb at 1-1 record in the ladder. Aiman Sadakh (186-F-94) scored 19 points and pulled down 18 rebounds to pace the winners. Jordan fell at 0-2 record after the loss.
Jordan led by a single point 18:17 after ten minutes. However Yemen used a 12:0 run late in the first half to establish a 38:23 lead. They maintained it well throughout the third term. Yemen arrived at the final break up by 10 points 48:38. Jordan got within 6 points midway through the final stanza but Jordan stayed calm and determined and eked out an important win at the end. Mohammed Qasem knocked down 13 points, while Abdulfattah Al-Qasi had 12 points in the victory. Hazem Algum responded with 15 points for Jordan. Yousef Al-Awamleh had 14 points and 16 rebounds in the loss.

Yemen U18: Aiman Sadakh 19, Mohammed Qasem 13, Abdulfattah Al-Qasi 12
Jordan U18: Hazem Algum 15, Yousef Al-Awamleh 14+16 boards


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  LATVIA   


LBL2 Round 9: VEF Riga junior defeats Ventspils Augstskola in the game between Top 4 teams - by Eurobasket News
LBL2 is at the halfway of the Regular Season and there are still another 9 rounds left.

An interesting game for VEF Riga junior (6-0) which played road game in Ventspils against 4th placed Ventspils Augstskola (5-3). Leader VEF Riga junior had an easy win 79-64. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Ventspils Augstskola. Undefeated VEF Riga junior have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They maintain second place with 6-0 record having 3 victories less than leader Liepaja-2. Ventspils Augstskola at the other side dropped to the sixth position with three games lost. They share it with DSN. VEF Riga junior's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Riga to the arena Riga.
LBL2 top team - Liepaja-2 (9-0) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed twelfth ranked Cesis (1-6) 90-70. The victory was the ninth consecutive win for Liepaja-2. They maintain first place with 9-0 record. Cesis lost their fifth game in a row. Newly promoted team dropped to the thirteenth position with six games lost. Liepaja-2 will play against VEF Kadeti (#8) in Riga in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Cesis will have a break next round.
Bottom-ranked BS Ogre is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their sixth consecutive match to ninth ranked VEF Kadeti (4-2) 73-58 on Wednesday evening. VEF Kadeti moved-up to eighth place. BS Ogre lost their sixth game in a row. They still closes the standings with six games lost. They share the position with Ridzene. VEF Kadeti will meet at home league's leader Liepaja-2 in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. BS Ogre will have a break next round.
Bottom-ranked Ridzene is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their sixth consecutive match to seventh ranked DSN (5-3) 86-69. DSN moved-up to sixth place, which they share with VA. Ridzene lost their sixth game in a row. They still closes the standings with six games lost. DSN's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Riga RSU.

In the last two games of round 9 RSU beat Jelgava/LLU on the road 97-82. Saldus won against Valmiera U21 on its own court 71-59.



Ogres - VEF Kadeti 58-73

Bottom-ranked BS Ogre is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their sixth consecutive match to ninth ranked VEF Kadeti (4-2) 73-58 on Wednesday evening. The game without a history. VEF Kadeti led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. VEF Kadeti moved-up to eighth place. BS Ogre lost their sixth game in a row. They still closes the standings with six games lost. They share the position with Ridzene. VEF Kadeti will meet at home league's leader Liepaja-2 in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. BS Ogre will have a break next round.
gschID: 151308


Ridzene - DSN 69-86

Bottom-ranked Ridzene is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their sixth consecutive match to seventh ranked DSN (5-3) 86-69. The game was mostly controlled by DSN. Ridzene was better in fourth quarter 23-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. DSN moved-up to sixth place, which they share with VA. Ridzene lost their sixth game in a row. They still closes the standings with six games lost. DSN's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Riga RSU.
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Jelgava/LLU - RSU 82-97

No shocking result in a game when fifth ranked RSU (5-1) beat 11th ranked Zemgale/Juniors (1-5) in Jelgava 97-82. The guests were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for RSU. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Barons/Keizar. Zemgale/Juniors at the other side keep the eleventh position with five games lost. RSU's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Riga to the arena DSN.
gschID: 151304


Liepaja-2 - Cesis 90-70

LBL2 top team - Liepaja-2 (9-0) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed twelfth ranked Cesis (1-6) 90-70. The game without a history. Liepaja-2 led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. The victory was the ninth consecutive win for Liepaja-2. They maintain first place with 9-0 record. Cesis lost their fifth game in a row. Newly promoted team dropped to the thirteenth position with six games lost. Liepaja-2 will play against VEF Kadeti (#8) in Riga in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Cesis will have a break next round.
gschID: 151305


VA - BK VEF 64-79

An interesting game for VEF Riga junior (6-0) which played road game in Ventspils against 4th placed Ventspils Augstskola (5-3). Leader VEF Riga junior had an easy win 79-64. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Ventspils Augstskola. VEF Riga junior have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They maintain second place with 6-0 record having 3 victories less than leader Liepaja-2. Ventspils Augstskola at the other side dropped to the sixth position with three games lost. They share it with DSN. VEF Riga junior's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Riga to the arena Riga.
gschID: 151306


Saldus - Valmiera U21 71-59

Rather expected game when 10th ranked Valmiera U21 (3-4) lost on the road to seventh ranked Saldus (5-2) 71-59. The game was mostly controlled by Saldus. Valmiera U21 was better in third quarter 18-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Saldus moved-up to fifth place. Newly promoted Valmiera U21 keeps the tenth position with four games lost. Saldus' next round opponent will be higher ranked Barons/Keizar. (#3) in Riga and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Valmiera U21 will play at home against Ridzene (#16) in Riga.
gschID: 151307




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


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  LEBANON   


Bejjeh inks Jamison and Lee in a huge move !! - by Rabih Khoury
In a huge move, the newcomer team from D2,Bejjeh, replaced Albert Fisher and Jermain Dearman with two huge high level players: Harold Jamison (204-C-76, college: Clemson) and Arthur Lee (185-G-77, agency: Interperformances, college: Stanford). Jamison is a well know center, especially in NBA and in Europe where he spent many years in Italy and had a huge impact there. Last year Jamison played in Ukraine where he averaged in 11 games: 14.1ppg, 5.1rpg, 1.3apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 56.4%, FT: 51.7%. Also he started the season in Turkey where he had in 6 games: 9.0ppg, 6.7rpg, 1.2spg, FGP: 60.5%, FT: 18.2%.
The point guard position is filled now with the veteran experienced player Arthur Lee. Lee also have a huge career in europe where he played for the last 10 years. Last year he played in Cyprus where he averaged in Cyprus League: 8 games: 14.5ppg, 1.4rpg, Assists-4 (3.6apg), 1.1spg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 27.3%, FT-1 (89.6%); and inEuroChallenge: 6 games: 11.2ppg, 2.3rpg, 2.3apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 39.5%, 3PT: 23.1%, FT: 85.7%.


U18 WABA Championship: Lebanon hold off Syria - by Eurobasket News
Lebanon U18 - Syria U18 103:94

Lebanon celebrated the opening win at the U18 WABA Championship in Iran. The defending champions toppled pesky Syria to improve at 1-0 record. Wael Arakji stepped up with 32 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the winners.
Syria did not give away an inch in the opening frame. They fought aggressively to take a 21:20 lead after ten minutes. But Lebanon found their rhythm in the second quarter. They reigning champions unloaded 27 points to ensure a 47:35 lead at the interval. Lebanon cleared off in the third quarter. They entered the fourth frame up by as many as 15 points 73:58. Syria fought hard but had to surrender at the end. Hanna Nemer delivered 26 points, while Ali Mezher had 14 points in the win. Mahmmoud Trub answered with 19 points and 15 rebounds for Syria. Ockba Baghajati (182-G-94) netted 16 points and 7 rebounds in the loss.

Lebanon U18: Wael Arakji 32, Hanna Nemer 26, Ali Mezher 14
Syria U18: Mahmmoud Trub 19, Ockba Baghajati 16


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  LITHUANIA   


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


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


Stats Leaders - LKL
Points Per Game
 Povilas BUTKEVICIUS
  Rudupis
  (203-F-87)
  Avg: 19
 1. Butkevicius, Rudup.19.0 
 2. Valanciunas, Lietu.17.8 
 3. Urbonas, Juventus17.5 
 4. Mazeika, Neptunas15.5 
 5. Pakamanis, Juven.15.0 
 6. Kuzminskas, Zalgir.14.8 
 7. Benn, Naglis Palan.14.8 
 8. Lowe, Kedainiai14.4 
 9. Weems, Zalgiris13.7 
 10. Matulionis, Techa.13.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Povilas BUTKEVICIUS
  Rudupis
  (203-F-87)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Butkevicius, Rudup.10.2 
 2. Johnson, Naglis P.9.8 
 3. Adomaitis, Kedaini.8.8 
 4. Petrukonis, Juven.8.0 
 5. McClure, Kedainiai7.6 
 6. Onuaku, Neptunas7.0 
 7. Matulionis, Techas.6.8 
 8. Javtokas, Zalgiris6.8 
 9. Benn, Naglis Palan.6.8 
 10. Pakamanis, Juven.6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Mantas KALNIETIS
  Zalgiris
  (196-G-86)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Kalnietis, Zalgiris6.5 
 2. Broadus, Siauliai5.9 
 3. Ezerskis, Techasas4.4 
 4. Juskevicius, Rudup.4.3 
 5. Dainys, Neptunas4.3 
 6. Maceina, Juventus4.0 
 7. Peciukeviciu., Sak.4.0 
 8. Janavicius, Baltai4.0 
 9. Rice, Lietuvos.3.8 
 10. Orelikas, Rudupis3.8 
Steals Per Game
 DeJuan COLLINS
  Zalgiris
  (188-G-76)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Collins, Zalgiris2.7 
 2. Dainys, Neptunas2.5 
 3. Seibutis, Lietuv.2.2 
 4. Kelys, Pieno Z.2.2 
 5. Hughes, Pieno Z.2.2 
 6. Broadus, Siauliai1.9 
 7. Matulionis, Techas.1.8 
 8. Weems, Zalgiris1.7 
 9. Roberts, Lietuvos.1.6 
 10. McClure, Kedainiai1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Jonas VALANCIUNAS
  Lietuv.
  (210-C-92)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Valanciunas, Lietu.3.3 
 2. Samardziski, Lietu.1.4 
 3. Kairys, Pieno Z.1.3 
 4. Butkevicius, Rudup.1.3 
 5. Johnson, Naglis P.1.3 
 6. Petrukonis, Juven.1.2 
 7. Peciukas, Kedainiai1.0 
 8. Barnes, Kedainiai1.0 
 9. Javtokas, Zalgiris1.0 
 10. Staniulis, Techas.1.0 


Stats Leaders - NKL
Points Per Game
 Sarunas VINGELIS
  LKKA-.
  (192-G-89)
  Avg: 23.3
 1. Vingelis, LKKA-.23.3 
 2. Uzkuraitis, Delika.22.4 
 3. Maneikis, Meresta21.4 
 4. Lengvinas, Nafta19.8 
 5. Sragauskis, LKKA-.18.2 
 6. Rakauskas, Radvili.17.8 
 7. Brown, Mazeikiai17.5 
 8. Pancerevas, Silute17.2 
 9. Jucikas, AB.16.9 
 10. Mineikis, Radvili.16.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Arturas GUDAITIS
  Gargzdai
  (208-C-93)
  Avg: 10
 1. Gudaitis, Gargzdai10.0 
 2. Mineikis, Radvilis.9.8 
 3. Ambrulaitis, Ezeru.9.5 
 4. Jogela, Zalgir.8.5 
 5. Kumpys, Nafta U.8.1 
 6. Vaitiekunas, Triob.7.9 
 7. Pikalavicius, Deli.7.8 
 8. Tamasevicius, Silu.7.8 
 9. Jucikas, AB.7.7 
 10. Kazakauskas, Naf.7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Paulius MALASAUSKAS
  LKKA-.
  (190-G-91)
  Avg: 6
 1. Malasauskas, LKKA.6.0 
 2. Razutis, Silute5.3 
 3. Kvedaraviciu., Del.5.1 
 4. Varanauskas, Stat.5.0 
 5. Artamonov, Meresta4.8 
 6. Vasiliauskas, Trio.4.8 
 7. Semaska, Perla.4.7 
 8. Rakauskas, Radvili.4.5 
 9. Vingelis, LKKA-.4.4 
 10. Venskus, Nafta U.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Tauras JOGELA
  Zalgir.
  (201-F-93)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Jogela, Zalgir.2.9 
 2. Slivka, Meresta2.6 
 3. Razutis, Silute2.2 
 4. Paliukenas, S.Marc.2.2 
 5. Vileita, Perla.2.2 
 6. Brown, Mazeikiai2.1 
 7. Uzkuraitis, Delika.2.0 
 8. Kazakauskas, Naft.2.0 
 9. Lianzbergas, Delik.1.9 
 10. Malasauskas, LKK.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Tomas URBONAS
  LK.
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 1. Urbonas, LK.3.6 
 2. Jucikas, AB.1.8 
 3. Gudaitis, Gargzdai1.5 
 4. Pupinis, Matinga-.1.4 
 5. Stakenas, Statyba1.3 
 6. Krestinin, S.Marc.1.2 
 7. Vaitiekunas, Triob.1.1 
 8. Gvazdaitis, Mating.1.1 
 9. Kymantas, Zalgir.1.0 
 10. Kaubrys, Silute0.9 


LKL Round 6: Change at the top of the standings - by Eurobasket News
LKL is at the halfway of the Regular Season and there are still another 6 rounds left. The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with change at the leadership position and games ending by tiny margin.

LKL round 6 caused change at the leadership position. First defeat of league's leader Siauliai (6-1) against top-ranked Lietuvos rytas (7-0) 103-74 was the most important game of the last round. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Siauliai. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The game was mostly controlled by Lietuvos rytas. Siauliai managed to win second period 28-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Lietuvos rytas shot 62.3 percent from the field. They also forced 20 Siauliai turnovers. They shot the lights out from three sinking 13 long-distance shots on high 54.2 percentage. Lietuvos rytas looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. It was a good game for international center Jonas Valanciunas (210-92) who led his team to a victory with 22 points and 5 rebounds (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field). American point guard Tyrese Rice (185-87, college: Boston Coll., agency: Priority Sports) contributed with 23 points and 4 assists for the winners. The former international forward Mindaugas Zukauskas (201-75) replied with 14 points for Siauliai. 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 Lietuvos rytas have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 7-0 record. Siauliai at the other side dropped to the second place with one game lost. They were replaced at the leadership position by Lietuvos rytas. Siauliai will have a break next week, which should allow them to rest and make it back to the top of the standings. Lietuvos rytas will try to continue on its current victory against eleventh ranked Techasas in Panevezys.
Undefeated Rudupis (5-1) recorded its first loss on the court of first ranked Siauliai. Visitors were defeated by Siauliai 98-86. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Rudupis. It was a key game for the second position in the league. Guard Edvinas Ruzgas (198-87, college: TCU) scored 23 points to lead the charge for the winners and Vytautas Sarakauskas chipped in 19 points and 7 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) during the contest. The best for the losing side was forward Povilas Butkevicius (203-87) with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 11 rebounds. Siauliai (6-1) have an impressive six-game winning streak. Despite that victory Siauliai went down to second position due to points difference. Rudupis at the other side dropped to the third place with one game lost. Siauliai will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Rudupis will play at home against Pieno Zvaigzdes in Pasvalys and hopes to get back on the winning track.
LKL top team - Lietuvos rytas (7-0) managed to deliver another win on Saturday. This time they beat ninth ranked Pieno Zvaigzdes (1-4) in Pasvalys 85-75. Jonas Valanciunas notched a double-double by scoring 25 points, 12 rebounds and 6 blocks (went 9 for 9 at the free throw line !!!) to lead the effort. Lietuvos rytas' coach Aleksandar Dzikic used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Even 26 points by TreVon Hughes did not help to save the game for Pieno Zvaigzdes. Undefeated Lietuvos rytas have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 7-0 record. Pieno Zvaigzdes lost fourth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the ninth place with four games lost. They share the position with Kedainiai. Lietuvos rytas will meet at home Techasas (#11) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Pieno Zvaigzdes will play against Rudupis in Prienai.
Bottom-ranked Naglis Palangos is still unable to win any game. This time they lost on the road their sixth consecutive match to sixth ranked Baltai Kaunas (3-3) 92-73. The best player for the winners was Vaidas Cepukaitis who scored 18 points and 8 rebounds. Baltai Kaunas' coach Oliver Kostic allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Baltai Kaunas moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Juventus. Naglis Palangos at the other side still closes the standings with six games lost. Baltai Kaunas' next round opponent will be Kedainiai (#9) on the road. Naglis Palangos will play against Sakalai in Vilnius and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Bottom-ranked Techasas is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their fifth consecutive match to seventh ranked Juventus (3-3) 86-84 on Saturday evening. It was a good game for Karolis Petrukonis who led his team to a victory with 20 points and 9 rebounds. Techasas' coach Gintaras Leonavicius tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Juventus moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Baltai Kaunas. Loser Techasas still closes the standings with five games lost. Juventus will face Neptunas (#7) in Klaipeda in the next round. Techasas will play on the road against the league's leader Lietuvos rytas (#1) in Vilnius and looks forward to get finally their first victory.

In the last game of round 6 Sakalai beat Kedainiai on the road 73-65.



Baltai Kaunas - Naglis Palangos 92-73

Bottom-ranked Naglis Palangos is still unable to win any game. This time they lost on the road their sixth consecutive match to sixth ranked Baltai Kaunas (3-3) 92-73. The game without a history. Baltai Kaunas led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. The best player for the winners was center Vaidas Cepukaitis (207-89, agency: Interperformances) who scored 18 points and 8 rebounds. Guard Sarunas Vasiliauskas (188-89, agency: Alti Sport) chipped in 14 points. Four Baltai Kaunas players scored in double figures. Baltai Kaunas' coach Oliver Kostic allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. At the other side the best for losing team was American center Dane Johnson (208-86, college: Hofstra) who recorded a double-double by scoring 20 points and 13 rebounds and his fellow American import swingman Bilal Benn (196-86, college: Niagara) added 16 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists respectively. Baltai Kaunas moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Juventus. Naglis Palangos at the other side still closes the standings with six games lost. Baltai Kaunas' next round opponent will be Kedainiai (#9) on the road. Naglis Palangos will play against Sakalai in Vilnius and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Naglis Palangos: D.Johnson 20+13reb+1ast, N.Barinov 20+5reb, B.Benn 16+6reb+6ast, P.Kleiza 9+2reb+1ast, M.Reminas 5+1reb+1ast, T.Rinkevicius 3+5ast
Baltai Kaunas: V.Cepukaitis 18+8reb+1ast, M.Delas 16+2reb, S.Vasiliauskas 14+4reb+1ast, S.Vene 10+4reb+3ast, V.Cizauskas 9+3reb+3ast, Z.Janavicius 6+3reb+6ast
gschID: 146416


Kedainiai - Sakalai 65-73

There was a small surprise when tenth ranked Sakalai (2-5) beat on the road 8th ranked Kedainiai (1-4) 73-65 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 4 points after three quarters before their 25-13 charge, which allowed them to win the game. It was a good game for forward Evaldas Baniulis (201-87, college: S.Carolina) who led his team to a victory with 18 points and 6 rebounds. Swingman Virginijus Sirvydis (196-73) contributed with 12 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. American forward David McClure (198-86, college: Duke) replied with 8 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists and his fellow American import point guard Chris Lowe (182-87, college: Massachusetts) added 16 points in the effort for Kedainiai. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Sakalai moved-up to eighth place. Loser Kedainiai dropped to the ninth position with four games lost. Sakalai will face bottom-ranked Naglis Palangos (#12) in Palanga in the next round. Kedainiai will play at home against Baltai Kaunas.
Top scorers:
Kedainiai: C.Lowe 16+2reb+3ast, A.Adomaitis 10+9reb+1ast, M.Valukonis 8+4reb, D.McClure 8+11reb+5ast, P.Beliavicius 8+1reb, V.Ginevicius 7+2reb+2ast
Sakalai: E.Baniulis 18+6reb+2ast, V.Sirvydis 12+7reb+4ast, A.Gydra 8+4reb+3ast, L.Samenas 8+1reb, A.Peciukevicius 7+2reb+4ast, R.Matulis 6+4reb+4ast
gschID: 146417


Techasas - Juventus 84-86

Bottom-ranked Techasas is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their fifth consecutive match to seventh ranked Juventus (3-3) 86-84 on Saturday evening. The guests trailed by 3 points after three quarters before their 26-21 charge, which allowed them to win the game. It was a good game for center Karolis Petrukonis (212-87, college: Clemson) who led his team to a victory with 20 points and 9 rebounds. The former international guard Darius Pakamanis (192-81) contributed with 17 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Center Mindaugas Kalvelis (205-80) replied with 20 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists and forward Osvaldas Matulionis (200-91) added 20 points in the effort for Techasas. Four Juventus and five Techasas players scored in double figures. Techasas' coach Gintaras Leonavicius tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Juventus moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Baltai Kaunas. Loser Techasas still closes the standings with five games lost. Juventus will face Neptunas (#7) in Klaipeda in the next round. Techasas will play on the road against the league's leader Lietuvos rytas (#1) in Vilnius and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Techasas: O.Matulionis 20+3reb+3ast, M.Kalvelis 20+9reb+5ast, E.Ezerskis 14+4reb+4ast, S.Kulevicius 11+6reb+4ast, G.Staniulis 10+8reb+1ast, J.Zurna 6+3reb+2ast
Juventus: K.Petrukonis 20+9reb, D.Pakamanis 17+8reb+3ast, R.Gumeniuk 10+5reb, A.Vasiliauskas 10+4reb+1ast, V.Volkus 9+5reb+1ast, Z.Sestokas 8+1reb
gschID: 146418


Siauliai - Rudupis 98-86

Undefeated Rudupis (5-1) recorded its first loss on the court of first ranked Siauliai. Visitors were defeated by Siauliai 98-86. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Rudupis. It was a key game for the second position in the league. The game was mostly controlled by Siauliai. Rudupis was better in third quarter 22-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Siauliai players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. Guard Edvinas Ruzgas (198-87, college: TCU) scored 23 points to lead the charge for the winners and center Vytautas Sarakauskas (204-82) chipped in 19 points and 7 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) during the contest. Five Siauliai players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was forward Povilas Butkevicius (203-87) with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 11 rebounds and the former international forward Dainius Salenga (197-77) scored 17 points and 5 assists. Siauliai (6-1) have an impressive six-game winning streak. Despite that victory Siauliai went down to second position due to points difference. Rudupis at the other side dropped to the third place with one game lost. Siauliai will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Rudupis will play at home against Pieno Zvaigzdes in Pasvalys and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Rudupis: P.Butkevicius 26+11reb+2ast, G.Kadziulis 18+3reb+1ast, D.Salenga 17+4reb+5ast, S.Buterlevicius 8+2reb+1ast, G.Orelikas 8+3reb+7ast, A.Viskontas 7+2reb+2ast
Siauliai: E.Ruzgas 23+4reb+2ast, V.Sarakauskas 19+7reb+1ast, C.Long 18+1reb+4ast, V.Vasylius 13+7reb+1ast, R.Broadus 12+4reb+10ast, M.Zukauskas 9+2reb+2ast
gschID: 146419


Lietuvos rytas - Siauliai 103-74

LKL round 6 caused change at the leadership position. First defeat of league's leader Siauliai (6-1) against top-ranked Lietuvos rytas 103-74 was the most important game of the last round. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Siauliai. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The game was mostly controlled by Lietuvos rytas. Siauliai managed to win second period 28-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Lietuvos rytas shot 62.3 percent from the field. They also forced 20 Siauliai turnovers. They shot the lights out from three sinking 13 long-distance shots on high 54.2 percentage. Lietuvos rytas looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. It was a good game for international center Jonas Valanciunas (210-92) who led his team to a victory with 22 points and 5 rebounds (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field). American point guard Tyrese Rice (185-87, college: Boston Coll., agency: Priority Sports) contributed with 23 points and 4 assists for the winners. Five Lietuvos rytas players scored in double figures. The former international forward Mindaugas Zukauskas (201-75) replied with 14 points and American guard Cam Long (193-88, college: George Mason) added 11 points in the effort for Siauliai. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Lietuvos rytas have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 7-0 record. Siauliai at the other side dropped to the second place with one game lost. They were replaced at the leadership position by Lietuvos rytas. Siauliai will have a break next week, which should allow them to rest and make it back to the top of the standings. Lietuvos rytas will try to continue on its current victory against eleventh ranked Techasas in Panevezys.
Top scorers:
Siauliai: M.Zukauskas 14+1reb, C.Long 11+2reb+1ast, V.Vasylius 10+3reb, E.Ruzgas 9+2reb+1ast, D.Gvezdauskas 9+2reb+2ast, A.Siksnius 5+3reb+1ast
Lietuvos rytas: T.Rice 23+1reb+4ast, J.Valanciunas 22+5reb+1ast, S.Babrauskas 14+2ast, M.Katelynas 13+4reb, L.Roberts 11+5reb+1ast, R.Seibutis 10+4reb+6ast
gschID: 151916


Pieno Zvaigzdes - Lietuvos rytas 75-85

LKL top team - Lietuvos rytas (7-0) managed to deliver another win on Saturday. This time they beat ninth ranked Pieno Zvaigzdes (1-4) in Pasvalys 85-75. The game was mostly controlled by Lietuvos rytas. Pieno Zvaigzdes managed to win fourth quarter 26-11. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Lietuvos rytas made 19-of-23 free shots (82.6 percent) during the game. Lietuvos rytas outrebounded Pieno Zvaigzdes 39-24 including a 28-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. International center Jonas Valanciunas (210-92) notched a double-double by scoring 25 points, 12 rebounds and 6 blocks (went 9 for 9 at the free throw line !!!) to lead the effort and international forward Mindaugas Katelynas (205-83, college: Chattanooga) supported him with 17 points and 11 rebounds. Four Lietuvos rytas players scored in double figures. Lietuvos rytas' coach Aleksandar Dzikic used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Even 26 points by American-Puerto Rican point guard TreVon Hughes (183-87, college: Wisconsin, agency: Edge Sports) did not help to save the game for Pieno Zvaigzdes. Forward Saulius Kulvietis (203-91) added 16 points. Lietuvos rytas have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 7-0 record. Pieno Zvaigzdes lost fourth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the ninth place with four games lost. They share the position with Kedainiai. Lietuvos rytas will meet at home Techasas (#11) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Pieno Zvaigzdes will play against Rudupis in Prienai.
Top scorers:
Pieno Zvaigzdes: T.Hughes 26+4reb+1ast, S.Kulvietis 16+3reb+2ast, E.Bendzius 14+4reb+1ast, Z.Kelys 7+1reb+4ast, S.Morgan 6+3reb+1ast, L.Nobles 4+2reb
Lietuvos rytas: J.Valanciunas 25+12reb+1ast, M.Katelynas 17+11reb+1ast, R.Seibutis 13+2reb, S.Babrauskas 10, A.Rasic 7+3reb+3ast, P.Dambrauskas 6+2reb
gschID: 151917




NKL Round 12: Matinga-Juod. loses to Nafta Universitetas - by Eurobasket News
The most important game in the last round took place in between third ranked Matinga-Juod. (7-5) and seventh ranked Nafta Universitetas (7-5) on Saturday night. Matinga-Juod. was defeated by Nafta Universitetas at home 65-77. The guests trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 10-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 77-65. Nafta Universitetas dominated on the defensive end, holding Matinga-Juod. to just 7 points in second quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Matinga-Juod.'s 30. It was a good game for guard Modestas Kumpys (191-G-91) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 29 points and 10 rebounds (on 13-of-17 shooting from the field). Guard Evaldas Lengvinas (190-89) contributed with 15 points for the winners. Guard Arunas Krivonis (196-82) replied with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 12 rebounds for Matinga-Juod.Nafta Universitetas moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Matinga-Juod. Nafta Universitetas is looking forward to face bottom-ranked Gargzdai-Bremena (#16) at home in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Matinga-Juod. will have a break next round.
Bottom-ranked ABRO-Universitetas managed to get a third victory. This time they edged fifth-ranked Perlas-MRU in Siauliai 81-78. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Perlas-MRU. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Rokas Giedraitis (195-92) who helped to win the game recording 26 points and Julius Jucikas who added 20 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was forward Tadas Padegimas (201-90) with 22 points and 7 rebounds. ABRO-Universitetas (3-9) moved-up to fifteenth place, which they share with Gargzdai. Perlas-MRU at the other side dropped to the fourth position with five games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. ABRO-Universitetas will play against higher ranked LKKA-Atletas (#7) in Kaunas in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Perlas-MRU will play against S.Marciulionio and hopes to get back on the winning track.
NKL top team - Delikatesas (9-3) managed to deliver another win on Saturday. This time they beat eighth ranked Triobet (6-6) in Joniskis 86-77. The winners were led by Aivaras Kvedaravicius who scored that evening 38 points (!!!). Even 18 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists by Aurimas Urbonas did not help to save the game for Triobet. Triobet's coach Kestutis Narusevicius rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Delikatesas maintains first position with 9-3 record, which they share with Radviliskis. Loser Triobet keeps the eighth place with six games lost. They share the position with Meresta and Statyba. Delikatesas will meet Zalgiris-Sabonio (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Triobet will play against the league's second-placed Radviliskis (#2) and hope to secure a win.
A very interesting game took place in Mazeikiai. It ended with only two-point home defeat of 14th ranked Mazeikiai (4-8) to eleventh ranked Meresta (6-6) 80-78 on Saturday evening. The best player for the winners was Audrius Maneikis who scored 17 points and 8 rebounds. Meresta have an impressive five-game winning streak. They moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Triobet and Statyba. Mazeikiai at the other side dropped to the thirteenth position with eight games lost. Meresta's next round opponent will be Ezerunas-Karys (#11) in Moletai. Mazeikiai will play at home against Statyba in Vilnius.
The game between twelfth ranked Silute (5-7) and 13th ranked S.Marciulionio (4-8) in Silute on Saturday ended with biggest points difference. Silute outscored guests from 92-65. It was a good game for Ignas Razutis who led his team to a victory with 19 points, 5 assists and 5 steals. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Silute moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with Ezerunas-Karys. S.Marciulionio lost third consecutive game. They keep the thirteenth position with eight games lost. Silute will face league's second-placed Radviliskis on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. S.Marciulionio will play against Perlas-MRU (#6) in Vilnius.

In the last two games of round 12 Zalgiris-Sabonio beat Gargzdai on the road 100-84. Ezerunas-Karys lost to Radviliskis on its own court 74-92.


ABRO-Univ. - Perlas-MRU 81-78

Bottom-ranked ABRO-Universitetas managed to get a third victory. This time they edged fifth-ranked Perlas-MRU in Siauliai 81-78. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Perlas-MRU. Perlas-MRU was ahead by 6 points after three quarters before a 21-12 charge of ABRO-Universitetas, which allowed them to win the game. They also forced 21 Perlas-MRU turnovers. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Rokas Giedraitis (195-92) who helped to win the game recording 26 points and center Julius Jucikas (205-89) who added 20 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was forward Tadas Padegimas (201-90) with 22 points and 7 rebounds and point guard Paulius Semaska (183-93) scored 13 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Five Perlas-MRU players scored in double figures. ABRO-Universitetas (3-9) moved-up to fifteenth place, which they share with Gargzdai. Perlas-MRU at the other side dropped to the fourth position with five games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. ABRO-Universitetas will play against higher ranked LKKA-Atletas (#7) in Kaunas in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Perlas-MRU will play against S.Marciulionio and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Perlas-MRU: T.Padegimas 22+7reb, P.Semaska 13+5reb+4ast, M.Kazonas 12+6reb+2ast, M.Virbalas 11+7reb+1ast, G.Vileita 10+3reb+3ast, E.Molosciakas 6+1reb+1ast
ABRO-Univ.: R.Giedraitis 26+4reb+2ast, J.Jucikas 20+7reb+3ast, N.Mika 9+5reb+3ast, E.Vaupsas 9+5reb+1ast, A.Kurauskas 6+1reb+5ast, T.Stankunas 5+2reb
gschID: 148357


Delikatesas - Triobet 86-77

NKL top team - Delikatesas (9-3) managed to deliver another win on Saturday. This time they beat eighth ranked Triobet (6-6) in Joniskis 86-77. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Delikatesas shot 26 for 37 from the free-throw line, while Triobet only scored ten points from the stripe. Delikatesas forced 21 Triobet turnovers. The winners were led by guard Aivaras Kvedaravicius (184-88) who scored that evening 38 points (!!!) and swingman Vytautas-Edvardas Pikalavicius (196-90) supported him with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Even 18 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists by forward Aurimas Urbonas (195-93) did not help to save the game for Triobet. Guard Tadas Sebeziovas (183-85) added 15 points and 5 steals. Triobet's coach Kestutis Narusevicius rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Delikatesas maintains first position with 9-3 record, which they share with Radviliskis. Loser Triobet keeps the eighth place with six games lost. They share the position with Meresta and Statyba. Delikatesas will meet Zalgiris-Sabonio (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Triobet will play against the league's second-placed Radviliskis (#2) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Triobet: A.Urbonas 18+5reb+4ast, T.Sebeziovas 15+4reb+2ast, R.Juknevicius 11+2reb, P.Vaitiekunas 11+5reb, V.Kruzikas 7+8reb+3ast, E.Zukas 4+2reb
Delikatesas: A.Kvedaravicius 38+4reb+3ast, V.Pikalavicius 15+10reb+1ast, V.Jatulevicius 13+6reb, V.Uzkuraitis 9+3ast, P.Klemas 7+4reb+3ast, M.Keras 4+8reb
gschID: 148358


Silute - S.Marciulionio 92-65

The game between twelfth ranked Silute (5-7) and 13th ranked S.Marciulionio (4-8) in Silute on Saturday ended with biggest points difference. Silute outscored guests from 92-65. The game without a history. Silute led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They also forced 23 S.Marciulionio turnovers. It was a good game for guard Ignas Razutis (185-87) who led his team to a victory with 19 points, 5 assists and 5 steals. Guard Evaldas Jurkus (190-84) contributed with 18 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Four Silute players scored in double figures. Forward Vaidas Trepocka (200-80, agency: Court Side) replied with 9 points and 5 rebounds and forward Edvinas Seskus (191-95) added 9 points in the effort for S.Marciulionio. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Silute moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with Ezerunas-Karys. S.Marciulionio lost third consecutive game. They keep the thirteenth position with eight games lost. Silute will face league's second-placed Radviliskis on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. S.Marciulionio will play against Perlas-MRU (#6) in Vilnius.
Top scorers:
S.Marciulionio: G.Kulbis 10+4reb+1ast, E.Seskus 9+4reb+3ast, V.Trepocka 9+5reb+2ast, M.Niparavicius 8+4reb, D.Krestinin 6+3reb+1ast, T.Lekunas 6+3reb+3ast
Silute: I.Razutis 19+3reb+5ast, M.Tamasevicius 18+5reb, E.Jurkus 18+5reb+3ast, V.Pancerevas 15+6reb+2ast, A.Cizikas 7+1reb+5ast, E.Saulys 5
gschID: 148359


Mazeikiai - Meresta 78-80

A very interesting game took place in Mazeikiai. It ended with only two-point home defeat of 14th ranked Mazeikiai (4-8) to eleventh ranked Meresta (6-6) 80-78 on Saturday evening. The guests were ahead by 1 point but lost the second period ending it with a 12-point deficit before their 27-13 run, which allowed them to win the game. The best player for the winners was forward Audrius Maneikis (203-84, college: Motlow St. CC) who scored 17 points and 8 rebounds. Center Aivaras Galkauskas (203-91) chipped in 14 points and 8 rebounds. Four Meresta players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was forward Janas Jurgo (200-83) who recorded a double-double by scoring 25 points and 10 rebounds and American guard Parrish Brown (185-84, college: Maryland, agency: Hightower Law Firm) added 22 points and 8 rebounds respectively. Meresta have an impressive five-game winning streak. They moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Triobet and Statyba. Mazeikiai at the other side dropped to the thirteenth position with eight games lost. Meresta's next round opponent will be Ezerunas-Karys (#11) in Moletai. Mazeikiai will play at home against Statyba in Vilnius.
Top scorers:
Mazeikiai: J.Jurgo 25+10reb+2ast, P.Brown 22+8reb+1ast, D.Vaitelis 14+3reb+1ast, M.Simonavicius 9+4reb+4ast, M.Sidlauskas 6+6reb+4ast, R.Trakimas 2+2reb
Meresta: A.Maneikis 17+8reb, A.Galkauskas 14+8reb+2ast, L.Radavicius 14+3reb+5ast, S.Slivka 14+3reb+3ast, K.Artamonov 7+1reb+2ast, S.Raziulis 5+2reb+2ast
gschID: 148353


Gargzdai - Zalgiris-Sabonio 84-100

No shocking result in a game when fourth ranked Zalgiris-Sabonio (8-4) beat on the road bottom-ranked Gargzdai-Bremena (3-9) 100-84 on Saturday. It was a very close game until the last quarter, when Zalgiris-Sabonio's pressure prevailed and they won that period 31-21 extending their advantage to 16 points. It was a good game for forward Tauras Jogela (201-93) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 17 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists. Forward Rolandas Jakstas (200-92) contributed with 17 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. Guard Mantas Martinkus (188-91) replied with 22 points and 5 assists and forward Renatas Jonelis (201-84) added 11 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Gargzdai-Bremena. Five Zalgiris-Sabonio and four Gargzdai-Bremena players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Zalgiris-Sabonio have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place. Gargzdai-Bremena lost fourth consecutive game. Newly promoted team dropped to the bottom position with nine games lost. Zalgiris-Sabonio will face league's leader Delikatesas in Joniskis in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Gargzdai-Bremena will play on the road against Nafta Universitetas (#4) in Klaipeda.
Top scorers:
Gargzdai: M.Martinkus 22+2reb+5ast, A.Gudaitis 12+4reb, L.Jonuska 12+7reb+1ast, R.Jonelis 11+9reb+1ast, R.Biliartas 8+3reb+1ast, K.Timofejevas 6+2reb
Zalgiris-Sabonio: T.Jogela 17+13reb+5ast, R.Jakstas 17+4reb, J.Tamulis 15+5reb+1ast, V.Kariniauskas 14+3reb+3ast, K.Vecvagars 12+2reb, R.Simanavicius 11+4reb+4ast
gschID: 148355


Ezerunas-Karys - Radviliskis 74-92

Very expected game when 10th ranked Ezerunas-Karys (5-7) lost to second ranked Radviliskis (9-3) in Moletai 74-92 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Radviliskis. Ezerunas-Karys was better in third quarter 19-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Radviliskis made 22-of-29 free shots (75.9 percent) during the game. Ezerunas-Karys was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for guard Tomas Rakauskas (184-81) who led his team to a victory with 26 points. Center Juozas Ramanauskas (207-85) contributed with 9 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Forward Eimantas Narusis (201-86) replied with 17 points and 5 rebounds and guard Marius Kugauda (192-79) added 12 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Ezerunas-Karys. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Ezerunas-Karys' coach Mindaugas Kildisius tested eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Radviliskis have a solid four-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Delikatesas. Newly promoted Ezerunas-Karys dropped to the eleventh place with seven games lost. Radviliskis will face Silute (#12) at home in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Ezerunas-Karys will play against Meresta in Pakruojis and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Ezerunas-Karys: E.Narusis 17+5reb+1ast, K.Sestokas 15+4reb+1ast, R.Ambrulaitis 14+7reb, M.Kugauda 12+8reb+2ast, J.Narusis 6, R.Pribylskis 5+1reb+1ast
Radviliskis: T.Rakauskas 26+2reb+2ast, M.Pukinskas 12+3reb+2ast, R.Rauktys 11+5reb+1ast, A.Mineikis 10+5reb+3ast, Z.Petraitis 10+3reb+2ast, R.Grinius 10+3reb+1ast
gschID: 148356


Matinga-Juod. - Nafta Universitetas 65-77

The most important game in the last round took place in between third ranked Matinga-Juod. (7-5) and seventh ranked Nafta Universitetas (7-5) on Saturday night. Matinga-Juod. was defeated by Nafta Universitetas at home 65-77. The guests trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 10-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 77-65. Nafta Universitetas dominated on the defensive end, holding Matinga-Juod. to just 7 points in second quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Matinga-Juod.'s 30. It was a good game for guard Modestas Kumpys (191-91) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 29 points and 10 rebounds (on 13-of-17 shooting from the field). Guard Evaldas Lengvinas (190-89) contributed with 15 points for the winners. Guard Arunas Krivonis (196-82) replied with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 12 rebounds and forward Karolis Pupinis (200-88) added 14 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Matinga-Juod.Four Matinga-Juod. players scored in double figures. Nafta Universitetas moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Matinga-Juod. Nafta Universitetas is looking forward to face bottom-ranked Gargzdai-Bremena (#16) at home in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Matinga-Juod. will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Matinga-Juod.: A.Krivonis 15+12reb+3ast, K.Pupinis 14+9reb+3ast, Z.Kuklierius 11+3reb+4ast, A.Birgelis 11+1reb+3ast, L.Chmieliauskas 8, P.Gvazdaitis 4+2reb
Nafta Universitetas: M.Kumpys 29+10reb+1ast, E.Lengvinas 15+4reb+2ast, V.Chodosovskis 10+6reb, D.Anuzis 5+1reb+4ast, D.Zvinklys 4+1reb, D.Norkus 4+5reb+4ast
gschID: 148352




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  MALTA   


Athleta and Siggiewi to clash in MBA Shield title game - by Eurobasket News
Athelta and Siggiewi will play in 2011 MBA Shield Final.
Athleta prevailed against Depiro Mtarfa 67:52 in a tough battle. Dirk Schembri (193-F-85) scored 14 points to lead the winners. Athleta surged ahead early in the encounter and recorded an 18:8 lead ten minutes into the game. Depiro stopped the rot in the second frame and cut the deficit to 9 points at the interval. Athleta however picked up the tempo in the third term. They gained a comfortable 15-point lead with one quarter remaining. Depiro and Athleta exchanged baskets throughout the fourth frame as Athleta ran for the victory at the end. Michael Naudi (193-G/F-80) nailed 12 points, while Kawaid top-scored with 16 points in the win. Isaac Tanti (180-F-90) and Greg Hamlin (201-F, college: E.Tenn.St.) answered with 11 points each for Depiro.
Siggiewi held off Bupa Luxol 70:67 in a highly-contestant battle. Siggiewi got to the stronger start. They enjoyed a 29:18 lead in the second quarter. Luxol erased the deficit and drew things level at 35 right after the big break. Siggiewi pulled back in charge in the fourth quarter. They held off all of Luxol efforts to return into the game and celebrated a tough win at the end. Maier nailed 16 points, while Clement Kodomaris (197-F-81) posted 14 points in the victory. Jeron Belin (198-F-88, agency: Dynamics Global Management, college: St.Peter's) answered with 38 points for Luxol. Lee Ross (182-G-89) netted 13 points in the loss.


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  MONTENEGRO   


Buducnost too unexperienced for Maccabi - by Darko Pekic
Buducnost lost at home against the Euroleague powerhouse Maccabi (69:81 for the yellows) but proved the talent and energy of it's young players. Maccabi, one of the most known names in the world of basketball, brought a lot of fans to Moraca hall tonight and the game was worth their time and money. Buducnost started strong, Nikola Vucevic (208-F-90, college: USC) dominated over Baby Shaq. Actually, Sofoklis Schortsanitis (206-C-85) scored only 6 points and had 4 fouls, and his ofensive impact was very limited. In the first half Buducnost had an excelent Cedomir Vitkovac (201-F-82, agency: Beo Basket) who scored from almost every position and made Maccabi's big men look like beginners. After the first half Maccabi led by 1 point only thanks to long distance shots made by the experienced globetrotter Devin Smith (196-G/F-81, college: Virginia) (34:35)

But in the third quarter things on the floor changed. Shawn James (208-C/F-83, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices, college: Northeastern) started crashing the boards and David Blatt 's full court pressing gave them a lot of easy points. Buducnost cut the lead to 5 at the end of the quarter but Jordan Farmar woke up and it was the end of Buducnost's dreams. The last quarter was just a formality because Vucevic was stopped by Maccabi's defense and Buducnost was not able to find a way to score.

However, Vucevic was again the best player in blue and white jersey. He scored 13 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. Vitkovac had an excelent night with 14 points and 7 rebounds. On the other side, Shawn James scored 15 points and had 8 rebounds in only 23 minutes on the floor.

Buducnost will play next Tuesday against PGE Turow in the First Round of EuroCup.


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  NBA   


Sources: Players unlikely to accept deal - by Eurobasket News
Once NBA players digest all the details of the owners' new contract proposal -- including a clause that opens a way for more player demotions to the D-League -- it's hard to imagine even those desperate to play would be willing to ratify it, sources told ESPN The Magazine's Ric Bucher.

The D-League clause, which previously had not been disclosed, is one of several elements in the owners' proposal to the locked-out players that prompted one agent to describe the proposal as 'draconian.'

The clause would give teams the right to send a player down to the NBA Development League at any time during his first five years, paying him a reduced contract while he's there, a source who has examined the proposal told Bucher.

The owners' new proposal also would prohibit luxury tax-paying teams from sign-and-trade deals after a two-year 'phase-in' period, according to sources.

Non-tax-paying teams also would be prohibited from using the mid-level exception if doing so would take them over the salary cap, sources said.

'They don't want to do a deal,' one agent said of the owners' proposals. 'And what they've underestimated is the resolve of the players.'

The owners also proposed offseason drug testing and raising the age limit to 20 years old to enter the league, sources said.

A league official qualified both those issues and the NBDL clause as 'B List' items that are still open to negotiation and not among the main points commissioner David Stern said are no longer up for discussion.

That D-League clause would only affect the 14th and 15th men on each team, sources said. It is also one of the B List issues that is not in the proposal the owners gave players last night.

Stern on Thursday offered players a deal that would, if approved, allow for 72-game season that would start Dec. 15.

'We both recognize the seriousness of what we're facing,' Stern said. 'I think both sides would like to begin the season on Dec. 15th, if that's possible. I think our teams want to start playing. That desire is matched by our players. We've done the best we can to cause that to happen. I think the events of the week and the offer that we presented had the desired impact of causing us both to focus intensely on whether there was a deal here to be done. We very much want to make the deal that's on the table that would get our players into training camp and to begin the 2011-12 season.

'I don't have a crystal ball. I just have the ability to hope that it will come to that and that our players will accept this revised proposal from the NBA.'

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 minuscule financial inducements for the players after nearly 24 hours of negotiations this week.

That 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.

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

Friday, Hunter formally summoned all player representatives to a mandatory Monday meeting in New York to 'present, dissect and discuss the NBA's revised proposal and determine our next course of action,' sources told ESPN.com's Marc Stein.

Hunter has also asked each player rep to contact their teammates so they can act on their behalf. Sources say that's because the union will decide at Monday's meeting whether to formally reject the NBA's offer or present it to the full union membership of roughly 450 players for a vote, with a simple majority required to approve the deal.

'We don't expect them to love every aspect of our revised proposal,' Stern conceded Thursday. '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.'

Dallas Mavericks player representative Jason Terry said that if the new proposal is not a substantial improvement from the league's prior offers, players will be prepared to walk away, even if it threatens the season.

'For us to take a bad deal at this point, as players, would be not good for the game of basketball and it won't be good for the players going on into the future,' Terry said Friday morning during an appearance on the 'Ben and Skin Show' on 103.3 FM ESPN in Dallas.

'In life and society there are three classes: There's the upper class, the middle class and lower class,' Terry said. 'And what the owners are trying to do right now, what their proposal is, get rid of the middle class so you have one or two guys on each team making 'X' and the rest of the guys crunched down at a smaller number and then no middle ground.'

O.J. Mayo echoed Terry's thoughts, saying he doesn't 'think it's the best deal.'

He added: 'But I think some players are desperate enough to take anything right now.'

He didn't include himself in that desperate group. When asked what happens if the players don't take the current deal and the NBA reverts back to the 47 percent split for the players, rolled back contracts and a hard cap, Mayo said, 'It could just be a bluff.'

The most notable elements of the new proposal, confirmed by sources on both sides to ESPN The Magazine's Chris Broussard, are the rise of the 'mini mid-level exception' from $2.5 million every other season to $3 million every season and the creation of the additional $2.5 million exception for teams that qualify.

The league, sources said, also relented to some degree on its insistence that taxed teams can't participate in sign-and-trade deals.

Owners are now proposing a phase-in of that restriction that would start in Year 3 of a new labor pact, meaning that prominent summer 2012 free agents such as Dwight Howard, Chris Paul, Deron Williams and Steve Nash still would be eligible to switch teams via sign-and-trade.

The owners, sources say, also have offered to raise minimum team payrolls (which historically had been 75 percent of the salary cap) and raise some season-to-season salary increases.

But one source close to the process told Broussard that while these changes may look significant, 'the problem with all of that is that the owners changed the definition of a taxpayer in a way that would destroy (Larry) Bird rights and make it almost impossible to be a taxpayer, so the exceptions would be lost anyway.'

Courtesy of ESPN


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  NCAA1   


Stats Leaders - NCAA1
Points Per Game
 Jamal WILSON
  Rhode Island
  (195-G-)
  Avg: 38
 1. Wilson, Rhode Isla.38.0 
 2. Lamb, Connecticut30.0 
 3. Nurse, Texas Tech29.0 
 4. Pearson, George M.28.0 
 5. Cheek, Villanova27.0 
 6. Rosen, Pennsylvan.26.0 
 7. Partin, Boston U.25.0 
 8. Chiverton, E.Washi.25.0 
 9. Woodall, Pittsburgh25.0 
 10. Groselle, Citadel25.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Draymond GREEN
  Michigan.
  (200-F-90)
  Avg: 18
 1. Green, Michigan.18.0 
 2. Benson, New H.16.0 
 3. Hines, Md-Easte.15.0 
 4. Howell, N.Caroli.15.0 
 5. Harris, Montreat15.0 
 6. Holloman, Beth.-Co.15.0 
 7. Moultrie, Missis.15.0 
 8. Smith, Clemson14.0 
 9. Holton, Rhode I.14.0 
 10. Plumlee, Duke14.0 
Assists Per Game
 Travon WOODALL
  Pittsburgh
  (180-G-89)
  Avg: 10
 1. Woodall, Pittsburgh10.0 
 2. Cadougan, Marqu.10.0 
 3. Grabau, Idaho St.9.0 
 4. Munoz, American9.0 
 5. Brown, N.Caroli.9.0 
 6. Harris, Citadel9.0 
 7. Siva, Louisville9.0 
 8. Napier, Connecticut8.0 
 9. Colimon, E.Washing.8.0 
 10. Smith, Clemson8.0 
Steals Per Game
 Lorenzo BROWN
  N.Caroli.
  (195-G-)
  Avg: 8
 1. Brown, N.Caroli.8.0 
 2. Abreu, Akron6.0 
 3. Craion, ORU6.0 
 4. Graham, Ft.Valle.5.0 
 5. Miles, W.Virginia5.0 
 6. Morgan, Massachu.5.0 
 7. Carter, Gonzaga5.0 
 8. Smith, Clemson5.0 
 9. Harper, Charlest.5.0 
 10. Sturdivant, Texas5.0 
Blocks Per Game
 John HENSON
  N.Carolina
  (208-F-)
  Avg: 9
 1. Henson, N.Carolina9.0 
 2. Desrosiers, Wake F.8.0 
 3. Leonard, Illinois6.0 
 4. Dieng, Louisville5.0 
 5. Marshall, Akron5.0 
 6. Diaz, Nebraska5.0 
 7. Henriquez, Kansas5.0 
 8. Aiken, St.Joseph''s5.0 
 9. Cobbins, Oklahoma.4.0 
 10. Schneck, Hartford4.0 


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


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  POLAND   


Montgomery number one in for round 10 - by Eurobasket News
American guard J.J. Montgomery (196-G-82) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for AZS Koszalin, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 10.
The 29-year old player was the main contributor (25 points, three rebounds) to his team's victory, helping them to outclass LKS Lodz (#12, 2-7) with 34-point margin 109-75. AZS Koszalin is placed at 5th position in Polish PLK. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. AZS Koszalin will need more victories to improve their 5-3 record. Montgomery turned to be AZS Koszalin's top player in his first season with the team. Former Arkansas State University star has very solid stats this year. Montgomery is in league's top in points (2nd best: 17.4ppg) and averages impressive 68.1% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 27-year old Belgian center Aleksander Lichodzijewski (202-C-84) of PBG Basket. Lichodzijewski had a very good evening with a double-double of 21 points and 10 rebounds. Bad luck as PBG Basket lost that game 64-82 to the lower-ranked Polpharma (#13, 2-7). The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. PBG Basket dropped in the standings to 10th position. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 3-7 record. Lichodzijewski is a newcomer at PBG Basket, but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was another AZS Koszalin's star - American forward George Reese (201-F-77, agency: Alti Sport). Reese scored 24 points. He was another key player of AZS Koszalin, helping his team with a 109-75 easy win against the lower-ranked LKS Lodz (#12, 2-7). AZS Koszalin needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 5 victories and 3 lost games. Reese has a great season in Poland. After only 8 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 17.3ppg (5th best). He also has FGP: 54.5% and 3PT: 43.3%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. LaMarshall Corbett (190-G-88) of Siarka Jezioro - 24 points and 2 rebounds
5. Krzysztof Sulima (202-C-90) of LKS Lodz - 16 points and 4 rebounds
6. Akselis Vairogs (195-F-85) of Slask Wroclaw - 20 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Robert Skibniewski (182-G-83) of Slask Wroclaw - 13 points, 5 rebounds and 11 assists
8. Rafal Bigus (215-C-76) of AZS Koszalin - 12 points and 13 rebounds
9. Kirk Archibeque (205-C-84) of LKS Lodz - 16 points and 12 rebounds
10. Mateusz Ponitka (196-G-93) of AZS PW - 22 points

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)


Patrick Okafor is coming back to Poland - by Eurobasket News
Patrick Okafor (203-F-79, college: Houston) will continue his career in Poland. The forward has agreed on terms of contract with Polpharma. Patrick Okafor started the season in Etha Engomis. He tallied 12.5 points and 4.0 rebounds per EuroCup Qualifying Round game. The forward left the team in October. Last season Patrick Okafor started in PBG Basket. He averaged 9.7 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.3 assists per appearance. In January the forward moved to Rouen Basket. His stats read 8.4 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.3 assists in ProB. Patrick Okafor is not new to Polpharma. He played for the team in 2006/07 and 2009/10 seasons. Eurobasket.com named Patrick Okafor into All-Polish 1st Team in both 2007 and 2010.

Standings - DBE
PLK Standings
 1. PGE Turow 9-1 
 2. Energa Czarni 6-2 
 3. Anwil 6-3 
 4. Trefl Sopot 6-3 
 5. Zastal ZG 5-2 
 6. AZS Koszalin 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


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


Standings - 2 Liga
2Liga Standings
Group A
 1. Open Florentyna 8-0 
 2. Astoria Bydg. 6-1 
 3. Ksiezak Lowicz 4-3 
 4. Zuraw Gniewno 4-3 
 5. AZS UWM Olsz. 4-3 
 6. AZS PP Poznan 4-3 
 7. Trefl II Sopot 3-3 
 8. Zyrardowianka 3-3 
 9. Korsarz Gdansk 2-4 
 10. GKK Gorzow 2-5 
 11. KK Swiecie 2-5 
 12. Wilki Morskie 2-6 
 13. SMS PZKosz 1-6 
Group B
 1. Slask II W. 7-1 
 2. Alba Chorzow 6-2 
 3. Pogon Prudnik 5-2 
 4. BM Wegiel Stal 5-2 
 5. WKK Obiekty 5-2 
 6. AZS AWF K-ce 5-3 
 7. AZS AGH Alstom 4-3 
 8. GTK Gliwice 4-4 
 9. MKS Skierniew. 3-5 
 10. MCKiS Jaworz. 3-5 
 11. HK Zory 3-5 
 12. Nysa Klodzko 2-6 
 13. Mickiewicz 2-6 
 14. UMKS Piotrc. 0-8 
Group C
 1. UMKS Kielce 6-2 
 2. PWiK Piaseczno 5-1 
 3. Handlopex AZS 4-2 
 4. MKS Limbach 4-2 
 5. Unia Tarnow 4-3 
 6. Tur Bielsk Pdl. 4-3 
 7. UKS Siemaszka 4-3 
 8. Wisla AWF Kr. 4-3 
 9. Novum Lublin 3-4 
 10. Staco MNLK 3-4 
 11. AZS II Polit.W-wa 2-5 
 12. Rosa II Radom 2-5 
 13. Pulaski Warka 0-8 


DBE Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Corsley EDWARDS
  Anwil
  (205-C/F-79)
  Avg: 19.4
 1. Edwards, Anwil19.4 
 2. Koszarek, Trefl S.17.7 
 3. Montgomery, AZS K.17.4 
 4. Reese, AZS Koszal.17.3 
 5. Archibeque, LKS L.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. Burgess, Trefl S.8.6 
 5. Edwards, Anwil8.0 
 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.6.1 
 4. Hodge, Zastal ZG6.0 
 5. Hannah, AZS K.5.5 
 6. Milicic, AZS K.5.3 
 7. Szubarga, Anwil5.3 
 8. Moore, PGE Turow5.3 
 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. Koszarek, Trefl S.2.0 
 5. Hinson, Energa C.1.9 
 6. Skibniewski, Slask1.7 
 7. Moore, PGE Turow1.6 
 8. Sapp, Kotwica1.6 
 9. Smorawinski, PBG B.1.6 
 10. Hodge, Zastal ZG1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Chris BURGESS
  Trefl S.
  (209-C-79)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Burgess, Trefl S.1.7 
 2. Morrison, Energa C.1.6 
 3. Lawal, Zastal ZG1.4 
 4. Harris, Kotwica1.4 
 5. Barycz, Siarka J.1.3 
 6. Lauderdale, PGE T.1.2 
 7. Mladenovic, Slask1.2 
 8. Edwards, Anwil1.2 
 9. Kesicki, Kotwica1.0 
 10. Simmons, Polpharma0.9 


Stats Leaders - 1Liga
Points Per Game
 Jacek JARECKI
  P.Cuk.
  (197-G-88)
  Avg: 20
 1. Jarecki, P.Cuk.20.0 
 2. Niesobski, Sudety17.1 
 3. Woloszyn, MKS D.17.1 
 4. Kostrzewski, Start16.9 
 5. Mazur, Polonia16.6 
 6. Pacocha, AZS S.15.8 
 7. Lewandowski, P.Cuk.14.8 
 8. Klima, Sokol Lancut14.7 
 9. Zytko, P..14.5 
 10. Szumelda-K., Znic.14.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jaroslaw WILUSZ
  Sudety
  (200-F-85)
  Avg: 8.9
 1. Wilusz, Sudety8.9 
 2. Wilczek, Sokol Lan.8.8 
 3. Radke, Rosa Radom8.6 
 4. Perka, AZS Kutno8.5 
 5. Luszczewski, Start8.3 
 6. Grudzinski, Spojnia8.0 
 7. Malewski, Znicz B.7.7 
 8. Mielczarek, AZS S.7.6 
 9. Lewandowski, P.Cuk.7.3 
 10. Marciniak, AZS K.7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Radoslaw BASINSKI
  SKK S.
  (188-PG-78)
  Avg: 5
 1. Basinski, SKK S.5.0 
 2. Pustelnik, Start L.5.0 
 3. Zytko, P..4.8 
 4. Ochonko, Spojnia4.4 
 5. Brek, AZS Kutno4.3 
 6. Michalski, Start L.4.1 
 7. Musijowski, Polonia3.9 
 8. Pydych, Polonia3.8 
 9. Pacocha, AZS S.3.7 
 10. Baran, MOSiR K.3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Marek SZUMELDA-KRZYCKI
  Znicz B.
  (193-PG-91)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Szumelda-K., Znicz3.5 
 2. Baran, MOSiR K.3.4 
 3. Michalski, Start L.3.4 
 4. Pacocha, AZS S.3.3 
 5. Sulinski, Znicz B.3.1 
 6. Witos, Sportino3.0 
 7. Niesobski, Sudety2.9 
 8. Ratajczak, SKK S.2.8 
 9. Zytko, P..2.8 
 10. Czubek, Znicz B.2.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Marcin MATUSZEWSKI
  Znicz B.
  (194-F/G-82)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Matuszewski, Znicz2.7 
 2. Niesobski, Sudety2.1 
 3. Marciniak, AZS K.2.0 
 4. Klima, Sokol Lancut1.9 
 5. Kostrzewski, Start1.9 
 6. Szumelda-K., Znicz1.8 
 7. Mazur, Polonia1.8 
 8. Mielczarek, AZS S.1.8 
 9. Brek, AZS Kutno1.7 
 10. Stepien, Spojnia1.7 


2Liga Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Jakub KAROLAK
  Novum Lublin
  (192-F/G-93)
  Avg: 24.3
 1. Karolak, Novum Lub.24.3 
 2. Diduszko, WKK O.24.0 
 3. Peciak, MKS L.21.5 
 4. Kowalewski, AZS U.21.0 
 5. Ejsmont, GKK G.21.0 
 6. Kuczynski, Tur B.20.7 
 7. Dudzik, AZS A.20.0 
 8. Klocek, MCKiS J.19.9 
 9. Kucharek, AZS I.19.8 
 10. Majewski, PWiK P.19.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Piotr NIEDZWIEDZKI
  WKK O.
  (209-F-93)
  Avg: 13
 1. Niedzwiedzki, WKK13.0 
 2. Cygan, Unia Tarnow12.3 
 3. Szwed, Zyrardow.11.0 
 4. Zabielski, Tur B.11.0 
 5. Mis, Handlopex AZS10.3 
 6. Kwandrans, MKS L.10.2 
 7. Dolinski, Handlope.9.4 
 8. Rogacewicz, GKK G.9.2 
 9. Kowalewski, AZS U.9.1 
 10. Dziura, Staco M.8.8 
Assists Per Game
 Marcin STOKLOSA
  Open F.
  (188-G-77)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Stoklosa, Open F.8.5 
 2. Zych, Unia Tarnow6.4 
 3. Gospodarek, Novum5.7 
 4. Wluczynski, Ksieza.5.6 
 5. Lewandowski, Astor.5.4 
 6. Kowalczyk, AZS I.5.3 
 7. Makolski, MKS S.5.3 
 8. Paszkiewicz, PWiK5.0 
 9. Hybiak, AZS P.5.0 
 10. Szewczyk, AZS A.5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Tomasz CHOJECKI
  Zyrardow.
  (175-G-84)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Chojecki, Zyrardow.5.7 
 2. Zych, Unia Tarnow4.8 
 3. Paszkiewicz, PWiK4.8 
 4. Schenk, Trefl I.4.5 
 5. Stoklosa, Open F.4.5 
 6. Ejsmont, GKK G.4.1 
 7. Bochenek, Zyrardow.4.0 
 8. Maksymiuk, SMS P.4.0 
 9. Makolski, MKS S.3.8 
 10. Kindlik, MKS L.3.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Pawel LEWANDOWSKI
  Astori.
  (186-G-83)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Lewandowski, Astor.2.6 
 2. Renkiel, Korsarz2.3 
 3. Zych, Unia Tarnow2.2 
 4. Pilch, Wisla A.2.2 
 5. Kunc, Staco M.2.2 
 6. Rostalski, AZS P.2.2 
 7. Misztela, UMKS P.2.2 
 8. Kindlik, MKS L.2.0 
 9. Wluczynski, Ksieza.2.0 
 10. Majewski, PWiK P.2.0 


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  PORTUGAL   


Standings - LPB
LPB Standings
 1. Benfica 5-0 
 2. Lusitania 3-0 
 3. Porto Ferpinta 3-0 
 4. Ovarense 2-1 
 5. Terceira Basket 2-1 
 6. Barreirense CEPSA 2-2 
 7. CAB Madeira 2-2 
 8. Sampaense 2-3 
 9. Vitoria SC 2-3 
 10. Academica 1-4 
 11. Barcelos 1-4 
 12. Ginasio 0-5 


Standings - Proliga
Proliga Standings
 1. Alges 4-0 
 2. Illiabum 4-0 
 3. Galitos-Tley 3-1 
 4. Oliveirense 2-1 
 5. Electrico FC 2-2 
 6. Povoa 1-2 
 7. Angra 1-2 
 8. Sangalhos 1-2 
 9. Fisica 1-2 
 10. Guifoes 1-3 
 11. Gaeirense 1-3 
 12. Maia Basket 0-3 


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  PUERTO RICO   


Seven teams confirmed for 2012 BSN season: - by Luis Modestti
There are only seven teams confirmed for the 2012 BSN season after a Board of Directors meeting on Thursday. Capitanes de Arecibo, Vaqueros de Bayamn, Atlticos de San Germn, Brujos de Guayama, Indios de Mayagez, Mets de Guaynabo and Caciques de Humacao are the teams confirmed so far.

Gallitos de Isabela was sold to a group of investors and will play in Guayama for the 2012 season. This team was originally in Guayama and moved to Caguas (2009) and Isabela (2010) so they return where it all began.

Piratas de Quebradillas, Cangrejeros de Santurce and Cariduros de Fajardo have until December 1 to sell their teams.

Quebradillas will be sold to Felix Felo Rivera who owned Criollos de Caguas and was BSN President in 2008. The sale will be completed next week and will have to be approved by the board.

The owner of Cangrejeros de Santurce, Angelo Medina, is close to a deal with a group of investors who will bring the team back to Roberto Clemente Coliseum.

The sale of Cariduros de Fajardo to Carlos Arroyo was not completed as the NBA player decided not to buy after he saw all the debts that the team has carried since 2008. Now the current owner, Marcelino Garcia, is looking for a buyer. If the team doesnt play in 2012 they will lose all the rights over players like Javier Mojica, Kevin Hamilton and Jesse Pellot-Rosa.

Maratonistas de Coamo, Leones de Ponce and Gigantes de Carolina said that they would not play next season and the board approved it. Ponce would enter their second straight season without playing but the league said that if they sell in the next couple of weeks the board can approve re-entry for next season.

The 2012 BSN season is scheduled to start on March 1. Next month we will know for sure how many teams will play. The league expects at least ten teams for 2012.


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  SERBIA   


Standings - A Liga
A Standings
 1. Vojvodina 6-0 
 2. BKK Radnicki 5-2 
 3. Mega Vizura 5-2 
 4. Sloga 5-2 
 5. Smederevo 4-3 
 6. Borac 4-3 
 7. OKK Beograd 3-1 
 8. Radnicki Basket 3-2 
 9. Tamis 3-4 
 10. Zeleznicar 2-3 
 11. Sloboda Uzice 2-5 
 12. Metalac 2-5 
 13. Proleter Naftagas 1-6 
 14. Napredak 0-7 
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. Kovac, OKK Beograd20.7 
 4. Balaban, Smederevo20.7 
 5. Zigeranovic, Borac20.6 
 6. Bozovic, Sloga19.2 
 7. Popovic, Sloga18.2 
 8. Kuburovic, Slobod.18.2 
 9. Bojovic, Zeleznicar18.0 
 10. Smiljanic, Radnic.17.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Bosko BALABAN
  Smederevo
  (--)
  Avg: 9.6
 1. Balaban, Smederevo9.6 
 2. Zigeranovic, Borac8.6 
 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. Mijajlovic, Sloga6.6 
 9. Dramicanin, Borac6.3 
 10. Petrovic, BKK R.6.1 
Assists Per Game
 Stefan JOVIC
  Sloga
  (190-G-90)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Jovic, Sloga6.3 
 2. Popovic, Sloga6.2 
 3. Stefanovic, Smede.6.1 
 4. Milisavljevi., Meg.5.5 
 5. Boltic, BKK R.5.3 
 6. Drca, OKK Beograd5.3 
 7. Micic, Mega Vizura5.0 
 8. Jereminov, Tamis4.0 
 9. Dundjerski, Vojvo.3.8 
 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. Boltic, BKK R.2.6 
 6. Vasilic, Radnic.2.6 
 7. Majstorovic, Tamis2.3 
 8. Balmazovic, Metalac2.3 
 9. Dundjerski, Vojvo.2.2 
 10. Kuzeta, Vojvodina2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Nenad MISANOVIC
  OKK B.
  (217-C-84)
  Avg: 3
 1. Misanovic, OKK B.3.0 
 2. Zigeranovic, Borac1.9 
 3. Balaban, Smederevo1.3 
 4. Bojic, Mega Vizura1.2 
 5. Majkic, Prolet.1.0 
 6. Jevtovic, Sloboda1.0 
 7. Petronic, BKK R.1.0 
 8. Marojevic, Metalac0.8 
 9. Matovic, Mega V.0.8 
 10. Cantekin, Mega V.0.8 


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  SLOVAKIA   


Standings - D1
Extraliga Standings
 1. Nitra 8-3 
 2. Prievidza 8-3 
 3. Nova Ves 7-4 
 4. Komarno 6-4 
 5. Svit 6-5 
 6. Handlova 5-6 
 7. Levice 5-6 
 8. Vahostav-Zilina 2-8 
 9. B.Bystrica 1-9 


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  SLOVENIA   


Parklji's comeback clinch first win - by Zeljko Zule
Parklji overcame 16-point deficit to pick up their first win of the season as defeated Maribor 72-65 in Round 5.
Parklji-Maribor 72-65: Parklji trailed 21-37 in the second quarter. They go ahead 59-58 with 4:37 into the game and never looked back from there. Nejc Kobal (183-PG-91) had 18 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists, Matej Luznar scored game-high 19 points and Esmir Rizvic scored 16 points. Maribor's starters were outscored 35-62 by Parklji's key players. Jure Span came off the bench for 15 points, Jure Pelko added 11 and Sasa Mucic 10.
Sentjur-Elektra 64-65: Elektra made a 15-3 run spanning halftime to take a lead 51-44 and never looked back from there. Zoga Zagorc scored 13 points, Salih Nuhanovic had 12 points and 10 rebounds and Djordje Lelic scored 11 points. Elektra's bench players outscored Sentjur's backups 24-7. Sentjur was led by Igor Maric with 21 points and 11 rebounds, Patrick Rembert scored 12 points and Travis Nelson and Tadej Ferme both netted 10 points.
LTHCast-Rogaska 55-69: The visiting team went on a huge 17-2 run spanning half-time to take a lead 47-28. Boban Tomic scored 16 points, Milos Miljkovic had 12 points and 11 rebounds and Mladen Soskic came off the bench for 10 points. LTH was led by Vjeran Soldo with 14 points and Tomaz Mezek added 13.




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  SOUTH KOREA   


Park's 19 Lead KT Sonic Boom Past SK - by Jeff Liebsch
KT forward Park Sang-Oh (196-F-81) led a balanced scoring attack as KT Sonic Boom easily defeated the Seoul SK Knights 78-60 at the Sajik Indoor Gymnasium Saturday afternoon.

Both teams came out of the gate slow, missing a combined five shots. The Sonic Boom then regrouped and built up an early nine point lead with a balanced scoring attack, while SK's starters struggled getting off their shot, other than Alexander Johnson (208-F-83, college: Florida St.) who led all scorers with nine points on 4-4 shooting in the first quarter. KT led 20-13 after the first, as SK struggled with six turnovers and seven fouls.

KT continued their defensive stand in the second quarter, as SK struggled to get quality shots, and struggled from behind the 3 point line, shooting 1-11 in the first half. Park Sang-Oh led KT with 9 points, while Alexander Johnson had 15 for SK as KT took a 33-24 halftime lead.

KT opened the third quarter with a 10-3 run to take a 17 point lead midway through the third, as guard Byun Ki Hoon (187-G/F-89) picked up his fourth foul four minutes into the quarter. SK's shooting woes from the outside continued, shooting 38% for the quarter while missing on all 3 three point attempts.

SK mounted a short fourth quarter run to close the lead to 11 with six minutes left, but Alexander Johnson and Byun Ki Hoon picked up their fifth fouls each within 27 seconds to allow KT to go on an 11-0 run dominating the inside to seal the victory for KT.

Park led the Sonic Boom with 19 points, while adding 4 rebounds and 4 assists and 3 blocks. Kim Do-Soo (193-F-81) added 15 points, while import Charles Rhodes (203-F/C-85, college: Mississippi St.) added 12 points and 15 rebounds.

League-leading scorer Alexander Johnson was held to 22 points, while chipping in 12 rebounds. Kim Sung-Hyun (190-G/F-80) added 17.

Game Notes: SK had three players injured during the game, but they all continued. Alexander Johnson came up limiping twice, first his ankle, and second what appeared to be a hamstring. Joo Hee-Jung (181-G-77) took a hard fall on a steal attempt at the end of the second quarter, and Kim Sung-Hyun came up hobbling off the court in pain after a dunk with 2:35 to go in the game. KT had 19 assists to SK's 8. KT had 16 free throws to SK's 8. SK shot 16% (3/19) from the three.


Changwon LG Sakers hold on for Win in Wonju - by Kevin Campigotto
Saturday afternoon in Wonju imports Aaron Haynes (201-F-81, college: Boise St.) and Rod Benson (207-F/C-84, college: California) went head to head. At times it seemed like they were the only players on the court, but Haynes team was victorious while Wonju lost for the second time this season, 78-84.

Haynes finished with 22 points and 12 rebounds while Benson had 24 and 12. Early in the game Wonju allowed Haynes to shoot the ball and he scored 9 points in the first quarter. The usual tight Promy defense was nowhere to be found as LG scored 26, 16, 23, and 19. Early in the game the Sakers seemed to be able to come up with loose balls and offense rebounds for easy scores. Seo Jang-Hoon (207-C-74) made 3-3 from 3-point range, and Wonjus Kim Joo-Sung was held to 8 points, drew a technical foul after he screamed at an official, and had to be restrained by other players.

Wonju had their chances to win the game late in the fourth quarter but the game slipped away on a bad turnover on a fast break, a terrible no-call on a clear offensive foul, and poor 3-point shooting. LG Made 8 of their 10 3-point shots while Wonju managed only 7 of 18.

Game Notes
Wonju Dongbu
Rod Benson 24 points, 12 rebounds
Yoon Ho-Young (198-F-84) 13 points
Hwang Jin-Won (189-G-78) 13 points
Park Ji-Hyon (183-G-79) 17 points

Changwon LG Sakers
Aaron Haynes 22 points, 12 rebounds
Greg Stevenson (198-F-78, agency: SportsTalent, college: Richmond) 17 points, 8 rebounds
Seo Jang-Hoon 20 points



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  SPAIN   


Standings - ACB
ACB Standings
 1. FCB Regal 5-1 
 2. Lucentum 5-1 
 3. Real Madrid 5-1 
 4. Unicaja 5-1 
 5. Valencia 4-2 
 6. Caja Laboral 4-2 
 7. Cajasol 4-3 
 8. Assignia M. 4-3 
 9. Bizkaia Bilbao 3-3 
 10. Asefa Estudian. 3-4 
 11. UCAM Murcia 2-4 
 12. B.de Rueda V. 2-4 
 13. Blusens M. 2-4 
 14. Fuenlabrada 2-4 
 15. FIATC Joventut 2-5 
 16. Lagun Aro GBC 2-5 
 17. CAI Zaragoza 1-4 
 18. GC 2014 1-5 


Stats Leaders - ACB
Points Per Game
 Andy PANKO
  Lagun A.
  (204-F-77)
  Avg: 19.9
 1. Panko, Lagun A.19.9 
 2. Teletovic, Caja L.19.5 
 3. Fernandez, Real M.16.2 
 4. Doellman, Assignia16.1 
 5. Hettsheimer, CAI Z.16.0 
 6. Martinez, Valencia16.0 
 7. Penney, Fuenlabra.15.5 
 8. Freeland, Unicaja15.4 
 9. Davis, Cajasol14.7 
 10. Singler, Lucentum14.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Paul DAVIS
  Cajasol
  (211-C-84)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Davis, Cajasol10.2 
 2. Augustine, UCAM M.9.3 
 3. Teletovic, Caja L.8.5 
 4. Reyes, Real Madrid8.5 
 5. Ayon, Fuenlabrada8.3 
 6. Baez, FIATC J.8.0 
 7. Freeland, Unicaja8.0 
 8. Hettsheimer, CAI Z.7.8 
 9. Mainoldi, Fuenlabr.7.3 
 10. Ndong, FCB Regal7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Javier RODRIGUEZ
  Assignia.
  (189-G-79)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Rodriguez, Assigni.5.7 
 2. Markovic, Valencia4.8 
 3. Llompart, Lucentum4.3 
 4. Huertas, FCB Regal4.3 
 5. Dumas, B.de R.4.2 
 6. Van Rossom, CAI Z.4.2 
 7. Llull, Real Madrid3.8 
 8. Granger, Asefa E.3.7 
 9. Miso, UCAM M.3.7 
 10. Rowland, Unicaja3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Rudy FERNANDEZ
  Real M.
  (197-G-85)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Fernandez, Real M.2.2 
 2. Ayon, Fuenlabrada2.0 
 3. Llompart, Lucentum2.0 
 4. Doellman, Assignia1.9 
 5. Barnes, Lucentum1.8 
 6. Prigioni, Caja L.1.8 
 7. Rodriguez, Assigni.1.7 
 8. Ndong, FCB Regal1.7 
 9. Baez, FIATC J.1.7 
 10. Triguero, Cajasol1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Mirza BEGIC
  Real Madrid
  (216-C-85)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Begic, Real Madrid1.8 
 2. Fischer, Bizkaia1.8 
 3. Lasme, Blusens M.1.7 
 4. Augustine, UCAM M.1.5 
 5. Seraphin, Caja L.1.3 
 6. Toure, B.de R.1.3 
 7. Asselin, Assignia1.3 
 8. Landry, Assignia.1.2 
 9. Freeland, Unicaja1.2 
 10. Barnes, Lucentum1.2 


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  SWITZERLAND   


Standings - LNA
LNA Standings
 1. Fribourg 6-0 
 2. Geneve Lions 6-1 
 3. Lugano Tigers 5-1 
 4. Monthey 4-3 
 5. SAV Vacallo 3-4 
 6. Starwings 3-5 
 7. BBC Nyon 2-5 
 8. Boncourt 1-5 
 9. SAM Massagno 0-6 


Standings - LNB
LNB Standings
 1. Neuchatel 8-0 
 2. Bern 6-2 
 3. Vevey 6-2 
 4. BC AKA 5-2 
 5. Meyrin Geneve 5-2 
 6. Bernex 4-4 
 7. Zurich Wildcats 4-4 
 8. Nyon U23 4-4 
 9. Villars 3-4 
 10. Blonay Basket 3-5 
 11. Acad.Fribourg 2-6 
 12. Swiss Central 2-6 
 13. DDV Lugano 1-6 
 14. Pully 1-7 


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  SYRIA   


U18 WABA Championship: Lebanon hold off Syria - by Eurobasket News
Lebanon U18 - Syria U18 103:94

Lebanon celebrated the opening win at the U18 WABA Championship in Iran. The defending champions toppled pesky Syria to improve at 1-0 record. Wael Arakji stepped up with 32 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the winners.
Syria did not give away an inch in the opening frame. They fought aggressively to take a 21:20 lead after ten minutes. But Lebanon found their rhythm in the second quarter. They reigning champions unloaded 27 points to ensure a 47:35 lead at the interval. Lebanon cleared off in the third quarter. They entered the fourth frame up by as many as 15 points 73:58. Syria fought hard but had to surrender at the end. Hanna Nemer delivered 26 points, while Ali Mezher had 14 points in the win. Mahmmoud Trub answered with 19 points and 15 rebounds for Syria. Ockba Baghajati (182-G-94) netted 16 points and 7 rebounds in the loss.

Lebanon U18: Wael Arakji 32, Hanna Nemer 26, Ali Mezher 14
Syria U18: Mahmmoud Trub 19, Ockba Baghajati 16


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  TURKEY   


Stats Leaders - D1
Points Per Game
 Darius WASHINGTON
  Turk T.
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 23
 1. Washington, Turk T.23.0 
 2. Kemp, Besiktas21.4 
 3. Williams, Besiktas21.4 
 4. Karadeniz, Turk T.18.0 
 5. Davis, Banvit BK17.4 
 6. Grundy, Mersin17.2 
 7. Bryan-A., Hacett.17.2 
 8. Henderson, Erdemir17.0 
 9. Sonkol, Aliaga17.0 
 10. Chatman, Karsiya.16.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Vladimir STIMAC
  Olin Edirne
  (209-C-87)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Stimac, Olin Edirne10.8 
 2. Sonkol, Aliaga9.3 
 3. Sanders, Hacett.9.2 
 4. Okur, Turk Telekom8.3 
 5. Wesson, Erdemir8.0 
 6. McGhee, Bandirma.7.6 
 7. Barac, Anadolu Ef.7.5 
 8. Buckman, Tofas7.0 
 9. Stanojevic, Karsi.6.8 
 10. Karaman, Karsiyaka6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Darius WASHINGTON
  Turk T.
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Washington, Turk T.8.3 
 2. Chatman, Karsiyaka7.8 
 3. Williams, Besiktas6.6 
 4. Ratkovica, Aliaga6.5 
 5. Toolson, Aliaga5.3 
 6. Ermis, Banvit BK5.0 
 7. Fisher, Antalya4.8 
 8. Acik, Galatasaray4.5 
 9. Steele, Tofas4.5 
 10. Guler, Turk T.4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Altan EROL
  Erdemir
  (194-G-83)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Erol, Erdemir2.5 
 2. Grier, Mersin2.4 
 3. Chatman, Karsiyaka2.2 
 4. Kinsey, Anadolu2.0 
 5. Ermis, Banvit BK2.0 
 6. Cantitiz, Bandirma.2.0 
 7. Jerrells, Fener.Ul.1.8 
 8. Ilyasova, Anadolu1.8 
 9. Bryan-A., Hacett.1.8 
 10. Edge, Bandirma.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Brian QVALE
  Aliaga
  (210-C-88)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Qvale, Aliaga1.5 
 2. Erden, Besiktas1.4 
 3. Gist, Fener.Ulker1.3 
 4. Koc, Tofas1.2 
 5. Bryan-A., Hacett.1.2 
 6. Wilkinson, Olin E.1.0 
 7. Robinson, Erdemir1.0 
 8. Casto, Antalya0.8 
 9. Jasaitis, Turk T.0.8 
 10. Okur, Turk Telekom0.8 


Orhun Ene extends contract with Banvit - by Eurobasket News
Banvit secured the services of their head coach Orhun Ene until 2013/14 season. Orhun Ene took over the team back in 2009. He led Banvit into Turkish League semifinals in both 2010 and 2011. Previously the specialist worked with Antalya and Isikspor Istanbul. Orhun Ene is in charge of the Turkish National Team at the moment. He guided the team at 2011 EuroBasket in Lithuania. He also worked with U16, U18, U19 and U20 National Teams.

Standings - TBL
TBL Standings
 1. Besiktas 5-0 
 2. Anadolu Efes 4-0 
 3. Galatasaray 4-0 
 4. Fener.Ulker 3-1 
 5. Turk Telekom 3-1 
 6. Tofas 3-2 
 7. Erdemir 3-2 
 8. Mersin 3-2 
 9. Aliaga 2-2 
 10. Karsiyaka 2-3 
 11. Banvit BK 2-3 
 12. Trabzonspor 1-4 
 13. Olin Edirne 1-4 
 14. Hacettepe Univ. 1-4 
 15. Antalya 0-4 
 16. Bandirma Kir. 0-5 


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  U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS   


Paradise Jam B-Ball Clinic at Central Friday - by David Edole
By Bill Kossler November 11, 2011
Bringing a little bit of the annual Paradise Jam to St. Croix, dozens of boys and girls drilled and got tips on technique from certified coaches at a free basketball clinic Friday at St. Croix Central High.

Everyone thinks they can shoot and can slam dunk, but to become great you have to really focus on the fundamentals of basketball,' said Nels Hawkinson, executive director of Basketball Travel Inc., the organizers of the annual college tournament.

A coach certified by the international basketball federation FIBA, Hawkinson helped fellow coaches Bobby Ericson and Craig Jonas run the fifty or so young men and women in drills on stance, turning in place with traveling, shooting, and other fundamentals.

The tournament is on St. Thomas because it has the only suitable facility in the territory, but Paradise Jam is meant for the entire territory, so they come over to run clinics and work with kids on St. Croix, Hawkinson said.

This year, former St. Croix Central High student Craig Williams (205-F-89) returns to the territory to play in the Paradise Jam as a forward for Texas Christian University, Hawkinson told the young ballers before launching into drills.

'He played right here on this hardwood,' Hawkinson said. 'You work on your game and I'd love to introduce you in a few years as another Virgin Islander returning home for the Paradise Jam.'

The young would-be ballers were mostly boys, but a few young women came out for some tips and practice too.

'I love basketball and my mom told me about this so I came out to learn to pass better,' said Raquel Rivera, an 11th grader and varsity center at Central. 'It's a good activity for young people like us too,' she said.

Rivera and her sister, Shardae Magras, a 7th grader who plays on the St. Mary's School team, came with their mother Raquel Meade.

'My daughter is really good at basketball and loves it,' Meade said. 'Some people say she is too short, but it is in her heart. ... I heard about this and thought, you know, this is an awesome opportunity for my kids.'

The kids who came out also received T-shirts, backpacks, water bottles, and other prizes, including a X-Box video game platform for one lucky athlete, thanks to the Department of Tourism, which helps sponsor the tournament.

The U.S. Virgin Islands has been the home of the Paradise Jam event since its inception in 2000, offering mens and womens college basketball teams a chance for excellent early season competition in an exotic island setting.

The Paradise Jam mens and womens tournaments will take place on November 18-21 and November 24-26, respectively, at the University of the Virgin Islands Sports and Fitness Center, St. Thomas campus.

For more information about the tournament, visit www.paradisejam.com.




D.C. Canegatas Basketball Court Gets Facelift for Paradise Jam - by David Edole
By Jackie Leedy November 11, 2011
Basketball players on St. Croix can now enjoy shooting hoops at D.C. Canegeta Ballpark in Christiansted, thanks to the recently refurbished court that was unveiled Friday morning.

The Department of Tourism, along with the Department of Housing, Parks and Recreation, as well as Paradise Jam tournament organizer Basketball Travelers, Inc., met at 11:45 a.m. Friday at the park to rededicate the court to local players just in time for Paradise Jam, which starts next week.

The refurbished court now has brand new painted lines and thick plastic backboards with graphics sporting the Paradise Jam logos.

Sports tourism is part of what we do here, Assistant Tourism Commissioner Brad Nugent said. Most of our top players earn their chops on local community courts, and its a strong tradition here in the Virgin Islands.

Nels Hawkinson, who founded Basketball Travelers, Inc., was also at the rededication. He tied into Nugents speech and said that when he moved to the territory 18 years ago, he fell in love with the Virgin Islands after being treated so well by everyone from the cab driver to the hotel concierge. Hawkinson said that he was impressed with how the locals treated tourists and wanted to continue that tradition with Paradise Jam.

Were so excited to be here on St. Croix its the U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam, and its not just specific to St. Thomas, Hawkinson said. The Department of Tourism has it right when they say tourism is in all of us we each have to be part of what tourism is.

Twelve years ago, Basketball Travelers, Inc. began the first Paradise Jam in 2000, and Hawkinson said the process has taught him that basketball players get great by playing on local community courts.

This is where it gets done, this is how you get better - on the hard floor, he said. If you wanna be a player you gotta be out here at six in the morning, you gotta be here when the lights come on. Theres no reason you cant be a good basketball player, but it has to come from your heart and from within, Hawkinson said.
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The government has done a great job in revolutionizing a lot of the courts, Hawkinson continued.I mean look at this - weve got glass backboards, weve got lights, weve got painted stuff, weve got collapsible rims. We got everything! So you can throw it down with two hands and it aint gonna hurt the backboard, he said with excitement.

Hawkinson said that he began the tournament 12 years ago because of his love for the V.I. He stopped on a cruise ship years ago and wanted to bring the tournament to the territory to show his appreciation for the wonderful treatment he received while on vacation.

Nugent said he was grateful for Hawkinsons dedication to basketball and to making the island a great sports tourism attraction.

We encourage the public to take advantage of these activities which are a great benefit to our sports facilities and to our young sports fans Nugent said.

The Tourism Department also announced that ten high school students from St. Croix were selected to travel to St. Thomas to volunteer at the Paradise Jam games. The Student Volunteer exchange is also sponsored by Basketball Travelers, Inc., the Department of Housing, Parks and Recreation and the Department of Tourism.

The U.S. Virgin Islands has been the home of the Paradise Jam event since its inception, offering mens and womens college basketball teams a chance for excellent early season competition in an exotic island setting.

The Paradise Jam mens and womens tournaments will take place on November 18-21 and November 24-26, respectively, at the University of the Virgin Islands Sports and Fitness Center, St. Thomas campus.

For more information about the tournament, visit www.paradisejam.com.




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  UKRAINE   


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. Culpepper, Fe.18.4 
 6. Thomas, Dnipro18.1 
 7. Davis, Kryvbasb.17.9 
 8. Guinn, Fe.17.9 
 9. Green, Mykolaiv17.5 
 10. Minard, Azovmash17.1 
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.8.7 
 4. Hunter, Mykolaiv8.4 
 5. Korniyenko, Dnipro8.3 
 6. Fraser, DniproAzot8.1 
 7. Shvets, BC Kyiv7.9 
 8. Coleman, Hoverla7.8 
 9. Pecherov, Azovmash7.7 
 10. Odufuwa, Halychy.7.7 
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. Ewing, Azovmash5.5 
 5. Deane, BC Odessa5.4 
 6. Mitchell, Khimik5.3 
 7. Morovic, Halychyna5.0 
 8. Ervin, BC Kyiv4.9 
 9. Vaughn, Mykolaiv4.4 
 10. Rybalko, Fe.4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Rinalds SIRSNINS
  DniproAzot
  (186-PG-85)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Sirsnins, DniproAz.2.2 
 2. Ewing, Azovmash2.1 
 3. Tiggs, Hoverla2.0 
 4. Curry, BC Donetsk1.8 
 5. Chappell, Fe.1.7 
 6. Low, Dnipro1.7 
 7. House, Dnipro1.6 
 8. Nelson, BC Donetsk1.6 
 9. Mitchell, Khimik1.6 
 10. Deane, BC Odessa1.5 
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, Azovmash1.7 
 6. Davis, Kryvbasb.1.5 
 7. Goodridge, BC Kyiv1.4 
 8. Coleman, Hoverla1.4 
 9. Hunter, Mykolaiv1.4 
 10. Wallace, Halychyna1.4 


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


Standings - Higher League
Higher League Standings
 1. Musson 6-1 
 2. VolinBasket 5-1 
 3. Aviastar 5-2 
 4. Avantazh-Pol. 5-2 
 5. BK Kremen 5-2 
 6. Pulsar 3-4 
 7. Koksokh-Stal 2-5 
 8. Sportlitsey 2-5 
 9. Vinnitsky Zubry 1-5 
 10. Ternopil 0-7 


Superleague Round 10: Budivelnyk keeps a leadership position - by Eurobasket News
The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Budivelnyk as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Budivelnyk defeated 4th ranked Hoverla in Kyiv 73-64. The hosts trailed by 5 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 1-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 73-64. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Zach Morley (203-83, college: Wisconsin) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 17 points and 13 rebounds. Naturalized Lithuanian center Michailis Anisimovas (214-84) contributed with 12 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Budivelnyk's coach Zvezdan Mitrovic used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American swingman Kevin Tiggs (196-84, college: E.Tenn.St.) replied with 18 points and 6 rebounds for Hoverla. Budivelnyk have a solid four-game winning streak. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Hoverla lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the fifth place with five games lost. They share the position with Khimik. Hoverla will have a break next week, which should allow them to rest in order to get back on the winning path. Budivelnyk will try to continue on its current victory against seventh ranked Ferro-ZNTU in Zaporozhye.
Important game to mention about took place in Zaporozhye. Seventh ranked Khimik (7-5) saved a 2-point victory on the road edging 5th ranked Ferro-ZNTU (6-4) 87-85 on Saturday evening. Forward Denis Ikovlev (201-86, college: Nevada, agency: RIZO) had a double-double by scoring 14 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists to lead the charge for the winners and Aaron McGhee chipped in 19 points and 9 rebounds during the contest. Khimik's coach Darko Russo allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. At the losing side American center R.T. Guinn (208-81, college: Baylor) responded with 28 points and 9 rebounds (made all of his eight free throws). Khimik moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Hoverla. Ferro-ZNTU at the other side dropped to the seventh position with four games lost. Khimik will play against Mykolaiv (#10) in Mykolaiv in the next round where they are favorite. Ferro-ZNTU will play at home against the league's leader Budivelnyk in Kyiv and hopes to get back on the winning track.
An interesting game for Azovmash (8-2) which hosted in Mariupol their biggest opponent BC Donetsk (8-4). Third ranked Azovmash managed to get a 6-point victory 73-67. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of BC Donetsk. Ricky Minard notched 18 points and 5 assists to lead the effort. Even 18 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists by Ramel Curry did not help to save the game for BC Donetsk. Azovmash have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place. Loser BC Donetsk dropped to the third position with four games lost. Azovmash will meet Dnipro (#9) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. BC Donetsk will have a break next round.
The game between 14th ranked Kryvbasbasket (1-9) and eighth ranked BC Odessa (6-5) in Krivoy Rog ended with biggest points difference. Guests from Odessa outscored Kryvbasbasket 96-71. Shawn King fired a double-double by scoring 21 points and 12 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) for the winners. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. BC Odessa maintains eighth position with 6-5 record. Kryvbasbasket at the other side stay at the bottom place with nine games lost. BC Odessa's next round opponent will be Cherkasy (#11) on the road. Kryvbasbasket will play against Dnipro in Dnepropetrovsk.

Other games in round 10 were not that significant. BC Kyiv beat Halychyna on the road 72-67. Azovmash won against Ferro-ZNTU on its own court 94-80. Dnipro outscored DniproAzot in Dnepropetrovsk 83-64. Cherkasy managed to beat Mykolaiv at home 88-73.



Halychyna - BC Kyiv 67-72

No shocking result in a game when sixth ranked BC Kyiv (7-4) beat 13th ranked Halychyna (2-10) in Lviv 72-67. Halychyna was ahead by 1 point after three quarters before a 21-15 charge of BC Kyiv, which allowed them to win the game. They brought some defensive toughness making 10 blocks. 24 personal fouls committed by Halychyna helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American guard Gary Ervin (186-83, college: Arkansas) fired 18 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists for the winners. The former international swingman Artem Shvets (202-85) chipped in a double-double by scoring 13 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists. Croatian point guard Vedran Morovic (184-83, college: Olney Central CC, agency: Beo Basket) produced 14 points and 5 assists and Serbian power forward Vladan Vukosavljevic (206-84, agency: Beo Basket) added 9 points and 10 rebounds respectively for lost side. Halychyna's coach Valentin Voronin tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. BC Kyiv moved-up to fourth place. Halychyna lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the thirteenth position with ten games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
BC Kyiv: G.Ervin 18+6reb+9ast, A.Shvets 13+14reb+4ast, V.Goodridge 10+12reb+1ast, V.Podolyan 9+5reb, R.Otverchenko 9+5reb, P.Barac 6+2reb+2ast
Halychyna: V.Morovic 14+4reb+5ast, L.Harris 11+4reb+1ast, S.Alferov 9+5reb+1ast, V.Vukosavljevic 9+10reb+3ast, G.Odufuwa 8+5reb+1ast, Y.Zubrytskyi 8+6reb
gschID: 149072


Kryvbasbasket - BC Odessa 71-96

The game between 14th ranked Kryvbasbasket (1-9) and eighth ranked BC Odessa (6-5) in Krivoy Rog ended with biggest points difference. Guests from Odessa outscored Kryvbasbasket 96-71. The game without a history. BC Odessa led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 18-of-20 charity shots (90.0 percent) during the game. BC Odessa forced 20 Kryvbasbasket turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. Vincentian center Shawn King (208-82, college: ORU) fired a double-double by scoring 21 points and 12 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) for the winners. American-Bulgarian point guard Willie Deane (188-80, college: Purdue, agency: Higher Vision Sports) chipped in 19 points and 7 assists. American forward Bryan Davis (206-86, college: Texas A&M, agency: N.E.T.) produced a double-double by scoring 23 points and 11 rebounds and his fellow American import guard Alvin Snow (188-81, college: E.Washington) added 13 points and 5 assists respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who 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. BC Odessa maintains eighth position with 6-5 record. Kryvbasbasket at the other side stay at the bottom place with nine games lost. BC Odessa's next round opponent will be Cherkasy (#11) on the road. Kryvbasbasket will play against Dnipro in Dnepropetrovsk.
Top scorers:
BC Odessa: S.King 21+12reb+2ast, W.Deane 19+2reb+7ast, J.Love 17+2reb+4ast, D.Korshuk 10+4reb+1ast, S.Koval 9+1reb, A.Kalnichenko 6+3reb
Kryvbasbasket: B.Davis 23+11reb+2ast, A.Snow 13+2reb+5ast, I.Korotkov 11+5reb, D.Korablev 10+3reb+1ast, M.Crenshaw 9+1reb+9ast, V.Kondratovets 3
gschID: 149069


Azovmash - BC Donetsk 73-67

An interesting game for Azovmash (8-2) which hosted in Mariupol their biggest opponent BC Donetsk (8-4). Third ranked Azovmash managed to get a 6-point victory 73-67. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of BC Donetsk. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But BC Donetsk won third quarter 24-22. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Azovmash won last quarter 16-12. They made 16-of-18 free shots (88.9 percent) during the game. American swingman Ricky Minard (196-82, college: Morehead St.) notched 18 points and 5 assists to lead the effort and the former international center Oleksiy Pecherov (213-85) supported him with 13 points and 9 rebounds. Even 18 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists by American guard Ramel Curry (192-80, college: CSU Bakersfield) did not help to save the game for BC Donetsk. International center Viacheslav Kravtsov (211-87, agency: Beo Basket) added 14 points and 5 rebounds for lost side. Five Azovmash and four BC Donetsk players scored in double figures. Azovmash have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place. Loser BC Donetsk dropped to the third position with four games lost. Azovmash will meet Dnipro (#9) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. BC Donetsk will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Azovmash: R.Minard 18+3reb+5ast, O.Pecherov 13+9reb+1ast, J.Crispin 12+1reb, H.Rizvic 12+8reb, D.Ewing 11+4reb+8ast, O.Kolchenko 5+4reb+1ast
BC Donetsk: R.Curry 18+5reb+4ast, V.Kravtsov 14+5reb, V.Avdalovic 11+4reb+3ast, M.Lee 10+7reb, D.Jackson 6+4reb, D.Nelson 6+8reb+2ast
gschID: 149070


Ferro-ZNTU - Khimik 85-87

Important game to mention about took place in Zaporozhye. Seventh ranked Khimik (7-5) saved a 2-point victory on the road edging 5th ranked Ferro-ZNTU (6-4) 87-85 on Saturday evening. The guests were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. Khimik players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. Forward Denis Ikovlev (201-86, college: Nevada, agency: RIZO) had a double-double by scoring 14 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists to lead the charge for the winners and American power forward Aaron McGhee (203-79, college: Oklahoma) chipped in 19 points and 9 rebounds during the contest. Khimik's coach Darko Russo allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. At the losing side American center R.T. Guinn (208-81, college: Baylor) responded with 28 points and 9 rebounds (made all of his eight free throws) and his fellow American import guard Randy Culpepper (182-89, college: UTEP) scored 24 points and 5 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Khimik moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Hoverla. Ferro-ZNTU at the other side dropped to the seventh position with four games lost. Khimik will play against Mykolaiv (#10) in Mykolaiv in the next round where they are favorite. Ferro-ZNTU will play at home against the league's leader Budivelnyk in Kyiv and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Khimik: R.Terry 20+6reb, A.McGhee 19+9reb+1ast, D.Ikovlev 14+10reb+6ast, P.Miletic 11+3ast, O.Prokopenko 9+2reb+2ast, A.Pustovyi 8+2reb
Ferro-ZNTU: R.Guinn 28+9reb+3ast, R.Culpepper 24+2reb+5ast, M.Davis 13+11reb+2ast, J.Chappell 12+7reb+6ast, H.Kandrusevich 4+2reb+2ast, A.Butskyy 2+1reb+1ast
gschID: 149071


Azovmash - Ferro-ZNTU 94-80

Rather expected game when 5th ranked Ferro-ZNTU (6-4) lost to third ranked Azovmash (8-2) in Mariupol 80-94. The game was mostly controlled by Azovmash. Ferro-ZNTU was better in third quarter 28-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Azovmash players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. The former international center Oleksiy Pecherov (213-85) fired a double-double by scoring 24 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. American swingman Ricky Minard (196-82, college: Morehead St.) chipped in 24 points and 6 rebounds. Four Azovmash players scored in double figures. Azovmash's coach Aco Petrovic allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American center R.T. Guinn (208-81, college: Baylor) produced 29 points and his fellow American import guard Randy Culpepper (182-89, college: UTEP) added 23 points respectively for lost side. Azovmash have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place. Ferro-ZNTU at the other side dropped to the seventh position with four games lost. Azovmash's next round opponent will be Dnipro (#9) in Dnepropetrovsk and are hoping to win another game. Ferro-ZNTU will play at home against the league's leader Budivelnyk in Kyiv.
Top scorers:
Azovmash: R.Minard 24+6reb+1ast, O.Pecherov 24+12reb+2ast, D.Ewing 12+4reb+11ast, J.Crispin 12+1reb+3ast, V.Golubovic 9+4reb+2ast, D.Ivanov 6+1reb
Ferro-ZNTU: R.Guinn 29+3reb+1ast, R.Culpepper 23+4reb+3ast, J.Chappell 11+7reb+3ast, M.Davis 8+9reb+2ast, A.Butskyy 4+2reb+2ast, V.Matyukevych 2+2reb
gschID: 149065


Budivelnyk - Hoverla 73-64

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Budivelnyk as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Budivelnyk defeated 4th ranked Hoverla in Kyiv 73-64. The hosts trailed by 5 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 1-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 73-64. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Zach Morley (203-83, college: Wisconsin) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 17 points and 13 rebounds. Naturalized Lithuanian center Michailis Anisimovas (214-84) contributed with 12 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Budivelnyk's coach Zvezdan Mitrovic used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American swingman Kevin Tiggs (196-84, college: E.Tenn.St.) replied with 18 points and 6 rebounds and his fellow American import center Eric Coleman (200-85, college: N.Iowa, agency: Hart Sports Mngm) added 10 points and 14 rebounds in the effort for Hoverla. Four Hoverla players scored in double figures. Budivelnyk have a solid four-game winning streak. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Hoverla lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the fifth place with five games lost. They share the position with Khimik. Hoverla will have a break next week, which should allow them to rest in order to get back on the winning path. Budivelnyk will try to continue on its current victory against seventh ranked Ferro-ZNTU in Zaporozhye.
Top scorers:
Budivelnyk: Z.Morley 17+13reb+1ast, M.Anisimovas 12+6reb+1ast, A.Agafonov 10+6reb, R.Alijevas 9+4reb+5ast, S.Sehovic 7+5reb+2ast, D.Zabirchenko 6+3reb+2ast
Hoverla: K.Tiggs 18+6reb+1ast, M.Walker 15+2reb, B.Greene 13+4reb, E.Coleman 10+14reb+1ast, D.Swanson 4+4reb+3ast, Y.Lemyk 2
gschID: 149066


DniproAzot - Dnipro 64-83

Rather predictable result when ninth ranked Dnipro (5-4) rolled over 12th ranked DniproAzot (2-9) in Dniprodzerzhynsk 83-64. The game without a history. Dnipro led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to DniproAzot's 26. They outrebounded DniproAzot 38-25 including a 27-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. International power forward Maxym Korniyenko (205-87) fired 24 points and 9 rebounds for the winners (made all of his eight free throws). International guard Steven Burtt (185-84, college: Iona) chipped in 15 points and 8 assists. Canadian power forward Michael Fraser (203-84, college: Oklahoma Baptist, agency: Hart Sports Mngm) produced a double-double by scoring 22 points and 10 rebounds and Lithuanian Gytis Sirutavicius (195-83) added 12 points respectively for lost side. Dnipro have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain ninth position with 5-4 record. DniproAzot lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the twelfth place with nine games lost. Dnipro's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Azovmash in Mariupol and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. DniproAzot will play at home against Cherkasy (#11) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Dnipro: M.Korniyenko 24+9reb+1ast, S.Burtt 15+3reb+8ast, D.Low 12+1reb+3ast, M.Vilkhovetskyi 9+3reb+3ast, C.Thomas 9+8reb+3ast, S.Tymofeyenko 6+4reb
DniproAzot: M.Fraser 22+10reb+2ast, G.Sirutavicius 12+3reb+1ast, M.Balashov 10+4ast, S.Pringle 9+2reb+2ast, S.Gorbenko 7+3reb+2ast, V.Gurtovoy 4+2reb
gschID: 149067


Cherkasy - Mykolaiv 88-73

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams when 10th ranked Mykolaiv (4-6) lost on the road to eleventh ranked Cherkasy (3-6) 88-73. The game was mostly controlled by Cherkasy. Mykolaiv was better in second period 21-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. 24 personal fouls committed by Mykolaiv helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American guard Willie Solomon (187-78, college: Clemson) fired 19 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists for the winners. FYR Macedonian guard Vojdan Stojanovski (193-87) chipped in 24 points. American point guard Deonta Vaughn (185-86, college: Cincinnati) produced 22 points and 6 assists (made all of his eight free throws) and his fellow American import center Daniel McClintock (212-77, college: N.Arizona) added 22 points and 7 rebounds respectively for lost side. Mykolaiv's coach rotated twelve players and allowed the starting five to rest. Cherkasy maintains eleventh position with 3-6 record. Mykolaiv at the other side keeps the tenth place with six games lost. Cherkasy's next round opponent will be DniproAzot (#12) in Dniprodzerzhynsk.
Top scorers:
Cherkasy: V.Stojanovski 24+4reb+2ast, W.Solomon 19+6reb+8ast, M.Pupovic 15+5reb+2ast, R.Wright 9+5reb, Y.Frasenyuk 8+1reb, A.Nerush 6+1reb+1ast
Mykolaiv: D.Vaughn 22+4reb+6ast, D.McClintock 22+7reb, V.Hunter 15+8reb+3ast, A.Korochkin 6, I.Kryvych 5+1reb, Y.Zozulia 2+2reb
gschID: 149068




James Florence joins Kryvbasbasket for try-outs, Percell Coles leaves - by Eurobasket News
Kryvbasbasket continues to look for the ways to improve their performance. The team announced the arrival of James Florence (185-G-88, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Mercer) for a try-out period. The guard spent the last season in Bosnia and Herzegovina. He played for Igokea Aleksandrovac. James Florence tallied 6.2 points, 1.6 assists and 1.5 rebounds per game in Adriatic League. In Bosnian League his stats read 6.0 points, 1.5 rebounds, 1.2 assists per appearance. It was the first pro season for the guard who graduated from Mercer University in 2010.
In the meantime Kryvbasbasket parted ways with Percell Coles (191-G-81, college: Cleveland St.). The guard spent several days with the team. He also appeared in Superleague game against BC Odessa. Percell Coles went scoreless in it.


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BBL Round Up Friday 11/11/11 - by Paul Nilsen
Charles Smith (198-F-75, college: Rider) was the hero for Newcastle Eagles as his three-point shot in the final minute sent the Eagles through to the BBL Cup last four.

It had been hard work for Newcastle all match against a Rocks team without the injured guard EJ Harrison.

But Smith's three turned a two point deficit into a 76-75 lead and two Andrew Thomson free throws 22 seconds from the end sealed the match as Gareth Murray missed a game-tying three on the buzzer.

Worcester Wolves moved smoothly through to the BBL Cup semi-finals with a comfortable 62-91 win at last season's runners-up Mersey Tigers.

The match was won in the third quarter with Wolves breaking the game open as they turned a 31-34 half time lead into a 33-51 advantage midway through the third quarter.

Their lead peaked at 42-63 on two Arnas Kazlauskas free throws before ending the period 47-66 on top.

From that point on there was no way back for the Tigers as Wolves made it a 30-point match at 56-86 after Sherrad Prezzie-Blue made two from the line late in the final stanza.

Jelson Homes DMU Leicester Riders made light work of National League side BA London Leopards to round off their BBL Trophy schedule.

Leicester broke clear midway through the first quarter and used a balance offensive effort, led by 18 points from Great Britain captain Andrew Sullivan, to win 58-96 on the road.


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  WABA   


U18 WABA Championship. Results and Stats from Day 2 in Tehran - by Eurobasket News
Yemen U18 - Jordan U18 65:54
Yemen recorded their initial win at the U18 WABA Championship in Iran. They overcame Jordan to climb at 1-1 record in the ladder. Aiman Sadakh (186-F-94) scored 19 points and pulled down 18 rebounds to pace the winners. Jordan fell at 0-2 record after the loss.
Jordan led by a single point 18:17 after ten minutes. However Yemen used a 12:0 run late in the first half to establish a 38:23 lead. They maintained it well throughout the third term. Yemen arrived at the final break up by 10 points 48:38. Jordan got within 6 points midway through the final stanza but Jordan stayed calm and determined and eked out an important win at the end. Mohammed Qasem knocked down 13 points, while Abdulfattah Al-Qasi had 12 points in the victory. Hazem Algum responded with 15 points for Jordan. Yousef Al-Awamleh had 14 points and 16 rebounds in the loss.

Yemen U18: Aiman Sadakh 19, Mohammed Qasem 13, Abdulfattah Al-Qasi 12
Jordan U18: Hazem Algum 15, Yousef Al-Awamleh 14+16 boards

Lebanon U18 - Syria U18 103:94
Lebanon celebrated the opening win at the U18 WABA Championship in Iran. The defending champions toppled pesky Syria to improve at 1-0 record. Wael Arakji stepped up with 32 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the winners.
Syria did not give away an inch in the opening frame. They fought aggressively to take a 21:20 lead after ten minutes. But Lebanon found their rhythm in the second quarter. They reigning champions unloaded 27 points to ensure a 47:35 lead at the interval. Lebanon cleared off in the third quarter. They entered the fourth frame up by as many as 15 points 73:58. Syria fought hard but had to surrender at the end. Hanna Nemer delivered 26 points, while Ali Mezher had 14 points in the win. Mahmmoud Trub answered with 19 points and 15 rebounds for Syria. Ockba Baghajati (182-G-94) netted 16 points and 7 rebounds in the loss.

Lebanon U18: Wael Arakji 32, Hanna Nemer 26, Ali Mezher 14
Syria U18: Mahmmoud Trub 19, Ockba Baghajati 16


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  YEMEN   


U18 WABA Championship: Yemen edge Jordan to open win count in Tehran - by Eurobasket News
Yemen U18 - Jordan U18 65:54

Yemen recorded their initial win at the U18 WABA Championship in Iran. They overcame Jordan to climb at 1-1 record in the ladder. Aiman Sadakh (186-F-94) scored 19 points and pulled down 18 rebounds to pace the winners. Jordan fell at 0-2 record after the loss.
Jordan led by a single point 18:17 after ten minutes. However Yemen used a 12:0 run late in the first half to establish a 38:23 lead. They maintained it well throughout the third term. Yemen arrived at the final break up by 10 points 48:38. Jordan got within 6 points midway through the final stanza but Jordan stayed calm and determined and eked out an important win at the end. Mohammed Qasem knocked down 13 points, while Abdulfattah Al-Qasi had 12 points in the victory. Hazem Algum responded with 15 points for Jordan. Yousef Al-Awamleh had 14 points and 16 rebounds in the loss.

Yemen U18: Aiman Sadakh 19, Mohammed Qasem 13, Abdulfattah Al-Qasi 12
Jordan U18: Hazem Algum 15, Yousef Al-Awamleh 14+16 boards




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Women News

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  AFRICAN CHAMPIONS CUP - Women  


17th ACCW: Well not disappoint in Cameroon First Deepwater BC Chair - by Olusegun Ikuesan
'We are not going to Cameroon for the 17th FIBA Africa Champions Club for Women for the fun of it but to compete and make Nigeria proud at the end of the day.

This were the words of Engr. Babatunde Babalola chairman of First Deepwater Basketball Club one of Nigeria representative to the 2011 Africa biggest club competition for women FIBA Africa Champions Club for Women.

Babalola journalists recently on the preparation of his team (First Deepwater) for the final round of the 17th FIBA Africa Champions Club for Women that the team is set to surpass her seventh placing it attained in its first outing in 2009 and make Nigeria proud.

The Oil and Gas magnate believed the players and their handlers are motivated for the big challenges that await them in Cameroon when the Africa Champions Club dunks-off on December 4th this year.

First Deepwater basketball club and runner-up of the Nigerian league First Bank basketball club will represent FIBA Africa Zone-3 having been given a bye and have defending champion Interclube basketball club of Angola, host I.N.J.S basketball club of Cameroon.

Other teams expected at the 7-day championship include Arc-en-Ciel of Democratic Republic of Congo; Maculosso of Angola; Ports Authority of Kenya and O.C.E of Algeria.

The eight clubs will be divided into two groups of four teams each with the two Nigerian and Angolan sides being grouped separated.



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  BULGARIA - Women  


American forward strengthens Beroe 07 - by Maria Mitzova
The American center forward Kaitlin Sowinski (196-C-86, college: Sacred Heart) will join Bulgarian Beroe 07 Stara Zagora. The 25-years old signed till the end of the season and will help the team in the tough National Basketball League battles. Foremost, she is expected to shine at the Cup Finals in 2012.
Sowinski has last played for Romanian Arad, and her college carrier went through Taver and Sacred Heart, where shes an All-Star player.
Her pro-carrier started in Portugal with CAB Madeira, and then to Italy in Pool Comense, before moving to Arad at the beginning of this season. Sowinski stayed in Romania just for seven games, afterwards choosing Beroe 07 Stara Zagora for her next stop in Europe.



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  CZECH REPUBLIC - Women  


Standings - ZBL (W)
ZBL Standings
 1. USK Praha 10-0 
 2. Frisco Sika 8-2 
 3. VS Praha 8-2 
 4. Trutnov 7-2 
 5. Slovanka MB 6-3 
 6. Strakonice 5-5 
 7. Karlovy Vary 4-4 
 8. VSE Praha 4-6 
 9. Hradec Kralove 3-6 
 10. Valosun Brno 2-7 
 11. DSK Karlin 0-10 
 12. Pardubice 0-10 


Stats Leaders - Women
Points Per Game
 Veronika VLKOVA
  Valosun .
  (176-F/G-84)
  Avg: 20.3
 1. Vlkova, Valosun20.3 
 2. Milton-Jones, USK19.3 
 3. Johnova, VSE Praha16.9 
 4. Reisingerova, VS P.16.9 
 5. Hanusova, Frisco S.16.7 
 6. Abdi, Frisco Sika16.6 
 7. Skrabalova, Strak.16.2 
 8. Hejdova, Frisco S.16.1 
 9. Kucerova, Karlovy15.9 
 10. Krizova, Strakoni.15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Petra REISINGEROVA
  VS Pr.
  (195-C-73)
  Avg: 12.3
 1. Reisingerova, VS P.12.3 
 2. Spirkova, DSK K.9.0 
 3. Milton-Jones, USK8.7 
 4. Vetrovcova, Trutn.8.4 
 5. Skrabalova, Strak.8.3 
 6. Kucerova, Karlovy8.3 
 7. Snajdrova-Z., Trut.8.0 
 8. Eshe, VSE Praha7.8 
 9. Abdi, Frisco Sika7.7 
 10. Hanusova, Frisco7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Hana NEZDARILOVA
  Slovan.
  (170-PG-84)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Nezdarilova, Slova.6.5 
 2. Tarasava, VS Praha3.5 
 3. Uhrova, Strakonice3.3 
 4. Bartonova, USK P.3.2 
 5. Harapesova, VSE P.3.2 
 6. Montanana, USK P.2.8 
 7. Vlkova, Valosun2.8 
 8. Eldebrink, USK P.2.5 
 9. Thomas, Frisco S.2.5 
 10. Kysilkova, Valosun2.1 
Steals Per Game
 Romana HEJDOVA
  Frisco S.
  (183-F-88)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Hejdova, Frisco S.3.8 
 2. Nezdarilova, Slova.3.6 
 3. Stara, Hradec K.2.8 
 4. Abdi, Frisco Sika2.6 
 5. Eldebrink, USK P.2.5 
 6. Snajdrova-Z., Trut.2.4 
 7. Eldebrink, USK P.2.3 
 8. Thomas, Frisco S.2.3 
 9. Montanana, USK P.2.3 
 10. Elhotova, USK Pr.2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Petra KULICHOVA
  USK P.
  (198-C-84)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Kulichova, USK P.2.2 
 2. Reisingerova, VS P.1.1 
 3. Burgrova, USK Praha1.1 
 4. Milton-Jones, USK1.0 
 5. Robinson, Frisco S.1.0 
 6. Mircheva, VS Praha0.9 
 7. Kucerova, Karlovy0.8 
 8. Elhotova, USK Pra.0.8 
 9. Bartonova, USK P.0.7 
 10. Hartigova, Hradec0.7 


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  DENMARK - Women  


Dameligaen Round 8: Amager is defeated by Lemvig - by Eurobasket News
The most important game in the last round took place in Kastrup between third ranked Amager (4-4) and eighth ranked Lemvig (2-6) on Saturday night. Amager was defeated by Lemvig at home 72-61. The game was mostly controlled by Lemvig. Amager managed to win fourth quarter 20-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 16-of-20 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. Worth to mention a great performance of American center Rebecca Kielpinski (188-C-89, college: Alaska-Anch.) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 29 points and 16 rebounds (was perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line !!!) and forward Emely Hatch (-89) who added 17 points and 15 rebounds during the contest. Forward Ena Viso (183-93) responded with 22 points. Lemvig moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Aabyhoj. Amager at the other side keeps the third position with four games lost. Lemvig is looking forward to face league's second-placed Horsholm at home in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Amager will play against Aabyhoj and is hoping to win this game.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Horsens. 4th ranked host Horsens (3-5) lost to top-ranked SISU (8-0) 81-69. The winners were led by American center Stephanie Madden (185-88, college: Langston) who scored that evening 22 points and 9 rebounds and Kiki Lund supported her with 26 points. SISU's coach Hrannar Holm allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Even 19 points and 9 rebounds by American swingman Brittany Bowen (177-88, college: Butler) did not help to save the game for Horsens. Undefeated SISU have an impressive eight-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 8-0 record. Horsens at the other side keep the fourth place with five games lost. They share the position with Falcon and Vaerlose. SISU will play against Falcon (#5) at home in the next round. Horsens will play against Vaerlose and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Falcon supposed to be also quite interesting. 5th ranked Vaerlose (3-5) played at the court of seventh ranked Falcon (3-5). Falcon smashed Vaerlose 69-42 on Saturday. The best player for the winners was Trenice Fuller who had a double-double by scoring 10 points, 13 rebounds and 6 blocks. Jaimie McFarlin produced a double-double by scoring 14 points and 12 rebounds for the guests. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Falcon moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Horsens and Vaerlose. Vaerlose lost third consecutive game. Falcon will meet league's leader SISU in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Vaerlose will play against Horsens and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last game of round 8 Aabyhoj lost to Horsholm on the opponent's court 58-76.


Falcon - Vaerlose 69-42

The game in Falcon supposed to be also quite interesting. 5th ranked Vaerlose (3-5) played at the court of seventh ranked Falcon (3-5). Falcon smashed Vaerlose 69-42 on Saturday. The game without a history. Falcon led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Vaerlose to just 7 points in second quarter. Falcon held Vaerlose to an opponent 21.3 percent shooting from the field compared to 43.3 percent accuracy of the winners. The best player for the winners was American center Trenice Fuller (193-87, college: Hofstra) who had a double-double by scoring 10 points, 13 rebounds and 6 blocks. Forward Emilie Klint (170-93) chipped in 16 points and 6 rebounds. American forward Jaimie McFarlin (180-89, college: Wash.-St.Louis) produced a double-double by scoring 14 points and 12 rebounds and forward Alberte Dokkedal (186-91) added 17 points respectively for the guests. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Falcon moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Horsens and Vaerlose. Vaerlose lost third consecutive game. Falcon will meet league's leader SISU in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Vaerlose will play against Horsens and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Falcon: E.Klint 16+6reb+1ast, C.Hansen 12+1reb+1ast, T.Fuller 10+13reb+1ast, E.Block-Frederiksen 9+4reb+3ast, E.Hansen 8+5reb+2ast, T.Heiberg 5+1reb
Vaerlose: A.Dokkedal 17+3reb+1ast, J.McFarlin 14+12reb+2ast, R.Fabricius 6+2reb, T.Knudsen 3+5reb+1ast, M.Sheikh 2+2reb, A.Bennedsen 0
gschID: 140490


Horsholm - Aabyhoj 76-58

Very expected game when 6th ranked Aabyhoj (2-6) was defeated on the road by second ranked Horsholm (7-1) 76-58 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Horsholm. Aabyhoj managed to win fourth quarter 19-11. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Aabyhoj to just 7 points in third quarter. Horsholm made 21-of-26 free shots (80.8 percent) during the game. They also forced 19 Aabyhoj turnovers. The best player for the winners was American power forward Lauren Beckley (181-91, college: Shippensburg) who scored 28 points (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line). Power forward Mathilde Gilling (186-93) chipped in 8 points and 6 rebounds. Forward Courtney Coryea (185) produced a double-double by scoring 30 points and 10 rebounds and guard Maria Jespersen (179-94) added 14 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists respectively for the guests. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Horsholm have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 7-1 record behind leader SISU. Loser Aabyhoj dropped to the seventh place with six games lost. They share the position with Lemvig. Horsholm will meet bottom-ranked Lemvig (#8) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. Aabyhoj will play against Amager in Kastrup and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Horsholm: L.Beckley 28+4reb+2ast, A.Kristensen 12+2reb+2ast, A.Bonde 9+2reb+1ast, M.Gilling 8+6reb+3ast, M.Pedersen 7+4reb+2ast, M.Burlin 7+6reb+2ast
Aabyhoj: C.Coryea 30+10reb+1ast, M.Jespersen 14+9reb+6ast, S.Wich 4+3reb+1ast, T.Laursen 4+2reb, F.Husted 2+2reb, C.Andersen 2+2reb+1ast
gschID: 140491


Horsens - SISU 69-81

The game between Top Four teams took place in Horsens. 4th ranked host Horsens (3-5) lost to top-ranked SISU (8-0) 81-69. Horsens were ahead by 3 points after three quarters before a 30-15 charge of SISU, which allowed them to win the game. They made 16-of-20 charity shots (80.0 percent) during the game. The winners were led by American center Stephanie Madden (185-88, college: Langston) who scored that evening 22 points and 9 rebounds and Kiki Lund (177-83, college: Dayton) supported her with 26 points. SISU's coach Hrannar Holm allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Even 19 points and 9 rebounds by American swingman Brittany Bowen (177-88, college: Butler) did not help to save the game for Horsens. Swingman Josefine Sorensen (171-87) added 13 points for the hosts. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. SISU have an impressive eight-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 8-0 record. Horsens at the other side keep the fourth place with five games lost. They share the position with Falcon and Vaerlose. SISU will play against Falcon (#5) at home in the next round. Horsens will play against Vaerlose and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
SISU: K.Lund 26+1reb+2ast, S.Madden 22+9reb, C.Blands 14+7reb+2ast, I.Soltau 11+2reb, T.Duelund 5+7reb, C.Jorsboe 3+1ast
Horsens: B.Bowen 19+9reb+3ast, R.Houmoller 14+2reb+1ast, J.Sorensen 13+2reb+3ast, C.Furgeson 11+6reb+1ast, K.Siig Laursen 6+8reb+2ast, E.White 4+1reb
gschID: 140492


Amager - Lemvig 61-72

The most important game in the last round took place in Kastrup between third ranked Amager (4-4) and eighth ranked Lemvig (2-6) on Saturday night. Amager was defeated by Lemvig at home 72-61. The game was mostly controlled by Lemvig. Amager managed to win fourth quarter 20-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 16-of-20 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. Worth to mention a great performance of American center Rebecca Kielpinski (188-89, college: Alaska-Anch.) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 29 points and 16 rebounds (was perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line !!!) and forward Emely Hatch (-89) who added 17 points and 15 rebounds during the contest. Forward Ena Viso (183-93) responded with 22 points and power forward Lotte Tobiasen (183-91) scored 14 points and 6 rebounds. Lemvig moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Aabyhoj. Amager at the other side keeps the third position with four games lost. Lemvig is looking forward to face league's second-placed Horsholm at home in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Amager will play against Aabyhoj and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Lemvig: R.Kielpinski 29+16reb+1ast, E.Hatch 17+15reb, B.Schelde 12+4ast, I.Udovalieva 9+3reb+5ast, H.Henriksen 2+1reb, C.Ronn 2
Amager: E.Viso 22+3reb+1ast, L.Tobiasen 14+6reb+2ast, I.Klussmann 7+2reb+2ast, S.Jorgensen 6+4reb+1ast, E.Fogelstrom 6+5reb+1ast, C.Jensen 4+3reb+3ast
gschID: 140493




Standings - Dameligaen
Dameligaen Standings
 1. SISU 8-0 
 2. Horsholm 7-1 
 3. Amager 4-4 
 4. Horsens 3-5 
 5. Falcon 3-5 
 6. Vaerlose 3-5 
 7. Aabyhoj 2-6 
 8. Lemvig 2-6 


Stats Leaders - Damenligaen
Points Per Game
 Lauren BECKLEY
  Horsholm
  (181-F/C-91)
  Avg: 25
 1. Beckley, Horsholm25.0 
 2. Bowen, Horsens22.6 
 3. Coryea, Aabyhoj20.4 
 4. Dokkedal, Vaerlose19.1 
 5. Hatch, Lemvig17.3 
 6. Furgeson, Horsens17.0 
 7. Fuller, Falcon16.7 
 8. Kielpinski, Lemvig16.4 
 9. Lund, SISU16.1 
 10. Madden, SISU15.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jaimie MCFARLIN
  Vaerlose
  (180-F-89)
  Avg: 13
 1. McFarlin, Vaerlose13.0 
 2. Hatch, Lemvig12.6 
 3. Kielpinski, Lemvig11.0 
 4. Fuller, Falcon10.6 
 5. Coryea, Aabyhoj9.4 
 6. Madden, SISU7.9 
 7. Jespersen, Aabyhoj7.4 
 8. Bowen, Horsens7.4 
 9. Gilling, Horsholm6.8 
 10. Furgeson, Horsens6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Anna SEILUND
  Amager
  (174-G-93)
  Avg: 4
 1. Seilund, Amager4.0 
 2. Jespersen, Aabyhoj3.7 
 3. Sorensen, Horsens3.0 
 4. Burlin, Horsholm3.0 
 5. Blands, SISU3.0 
 6. Kongeskov, SISU3.0 
 7. Udovalieva, Lemvig2.9 
 8. Hatch, Lemvig2.4 
 9. Lund, SISU2.3 
 10. McFarlin, Vaerlose2.3 
Steals Per Game
 Alberte DOKKEDAL
  Vaerlose
  (186-F-91)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Dokkedal, Vaerlose2.7 
 2. Seilund, Amager2.6 
 3. Bonde, Horsholm2.5 
 4. Beckley, Horsholm2.5 
 5. Udovalieva, Lemvig2.4 
 6. McFarlin, Vaerlose2.3 
 7. Furgeson, Horsens2.3 
 8. Jorgensen, SISU2.0 
 9. Blands, SISU2.0 
 10. Blyme, Horsholm1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Trenice FULLER
  Falcon
  (193-C-87)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Fuller, Falcon2.6 
 2. Gilling, Horsholm1.4 
 3. Schelde, Lemvig1.0 
 4. Kielpinski, Lemvig0.8 
 5. Madden, SISU0.6 
 6. McFarlin, Vaerlose0.6 
 7. Coryea, Aabyhoj0.6 
 8. Tobiasen, Amager0.6 
 9. Furgeson, Horsens0.6 
 10. Blands, SISU0.5 


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  FINLAND - Women  


Peka picked up the points from Forssa - by Elina Koskinen
FoA lost home game against PeKa tonight evening by numbers 72-105. First period of the game went on evenly as points were scored by turns. In the end of the quarter FoA netted points while PeKa missed the shots. Consequently FoA had 24-19 lead after the first quarter. PeKa started the second period strongly and took the lead before one minute was played. Then FoA find another gear and took the lead back. Henna Salomaa (175-G-89, college: Oakland) led the game and netted three three-point-shots and FoA had already twelve points lead. In the end of the quarter PeKa changed their defense into zone-defense and FoA drifted into trouble to find space. PeKa took the period by numbers 18-22. In the third period both teams had their moments. First FoA tried to run and then PeKa came behind and took the lead again. After the third quarter PeKa had seven points lead. In the last period PeKa added the lead and won it 12-38. Final numbers were 72-105 for the visitors. Rashanda McCants from PeKa scored the game highest 28 points and took 10 rebounds. Along with McCants Reetta Piipari (170-G-80, college: Xavier) was a key player for PeKa as she netted 16 points and gave 6 assists. In addition Becca Bruszewski (185-F-88, college: Notre Dame) scored 24 points. FoA's Henna Salomaa scored 22 points and nailed all her six three-point-shots. Salomaa was assisted by Juta Jahilo (186-C-84) who finished 17 points.



ToPo victorious at home court - by Elina Koskinen
ToPo took clear 84-45 victory over Keravan Energia Team in Helsinki on Saturday afternoon. ToPo won every period in the game clearly as the numbers 20-9, 22-15, 20-8 and 22-13 show. However first five minutes of the game were even and seemed like both teams were little bit nervous and struggled to score. But then ToPo started to score and made 13-0-run. In the second period ToPo continued to add the lead while Keravan Energia Team still had troubles to score. Half-time score was already 42-24 for home team. The same pattern was repeated on the second half. ToPo led the game and Meriem Eerikinharju (178-F-90) acted the leading role scoring the game highest 30 points. Final score was 84-45 for ToPo. Eerikinharju was backed up by Ellen Nurmi (185-F-93) and Sophie Weckstrom (170-G-93). Nurmi netted 15 and Weckstrom 12 points. Also Kaihla Szunko (187-F-88, college: Cent.Michigan) took 13 rebounds for ToPo. Centhya Hart (185-F-89, college: St.John's) was quite alone to succeed as she scored 16 points and gathered 13 rebounds for Keravan Energia Team.

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  MALTA - Women  


Loyola and Hibs Medsea to play in MBA Shield Final - by Eurobasket News
Loyola and Hibs Medsea will fight for the MBA Shield crown. They overcame Athleta and Luxol respectively to enter the title clash.
Athleta looked better early in the game against Loyola. They grabbed an 11:4 lead but Lorna Denooz helped Loyola erase the deficit and grab a 30:25 halftime advantage. Loyola went on a 15:0 run in the third frame and never looked back again on the way to a 59:43 victory.
Hibs Medsea dominated in the first period of their game against Luxol. They posted a 26:13 lead at the first break. Luxol however bounced back in the second quarter and narrowed the deficit to just 4 points 22:26. Led by Lena Gipon Hibs stayed in charge in the second half. They opened a 9-point lead at the final break and hung on to escape with a narrow victory at the end 51:45.
The Final game is scheduled for tomorrow.


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  NIGERIA - Women  


17th ACCW: Well not disappoint in Cameroon First Deepwater BC Chair - by Olusegun Ikuesan
'We are not going to Cameroon for the 17th FIBA Africa Champions Club for Women for the fun of it but to compete and make Nigeria proud at the end of the day.

This were the words of Engr. Babatunde Babalola chairman of First Deepwater Basketball Club one of Nigeria representative to the 2011 Africa biggest club competition for women FIBA Africa Champions Club for Women.

Babalola journalists recently on the preparation of his team (First Deepwater) for the final round of the 17th FIBA Africa Champions Club for Women that the team is set to surpass her seventh placing it attained in its first outing in 2009 and make Nigeria proud.

The Oil and Gas magnate believed the players and their handlers are motivated for the big challenges that await them in Cameroon when the Africa Champions Club dunks-off on December 4th this year.

First Deepwater basketball club and runner-up of the Nigerian league First Bank basketball club will represent FIBA Africa Zone-3 having been given a bye and have defending champion Interclube basketball club of Angola, host I.N.J.S basketball club of Cameroon.

Other teams expected at the 7-day championship include Arc-en-Ciel of Democratic Republic of Congo; Maculosso of Angola; Ports Authority of Kenya and O.C.E of Algeria.

The eight clubs will be divided into two groups of four teams each with the two Nigerian and Angolan sides being grouped separated.



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  SWITZERLAND - Women  


Standings - LNF
LNA Standings
 1. Helios 5-0 
 2. Fribourg 5-1 
 3. Riva Basket 4-2 
 4. Hope-GBA 3-2 
 5. Basel 2-3 
 6. Nyon 2-4 
 7. Highflyers 1-4 
 8. Ovronnaz-Mart. 1-4 
 9. Pully 1-4