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  ACPBL   


Interview with Coach Dudley - by Justin Moore
1. So coach how do you feel about your team going into its second season in the ACPBL?
Very confident Justin. We've assembled a talented veteran team. Bombers are returning seven (7) ACPBL all-stars from last season (ACPBL MVP and Player of the Year Hugh Jones (6'3''-F-80) {C}, ACPBL leading scorer Marcus Fisher (6'4''-G/F-83, agency: Gamble Sports Management), Joseph Flegler (6'0''-G-85, college: Savannah St.) {C}, Camontae Griffin (5'9''-G-86, college: St.Mary's, MD), G Angelo Hernandez (6'3''-G, college: N.Carolina A&T) {C}, Jamaal Wise (6'5''-F-83, agency: Prossin Sports Management, college: Rhode Island) and F Ed Jones (6'7''-F-86, college: N.Carolina A&T); along with very skilled key contributors in Chris Darnell (6'9''-F/C-86, college: William & Mary) and Rogers Barnes (6'2''-G-86, college: Morgan St.) {C}. Having my healthy pure shooter in 6-4 G Darrian Lee (6'5''-G-78, college: Goucher) {C} returning from a season long injury from last year is a great addition.
We also added Johndre Jefferson (6'9''-F, college: S.Carolina), Lawrence Felder (6'9''-C-76, college: Salem Intern.), 6-7 F Stacey Daniels, Evan Martin (5'11''-G-83, college: Wesley), 6-5 F Gus Chase and Nate Flowers (6'5''-F-87, college: Oklahoma City). Losing a top scorer, who is one of my captains {C} and leaders in Steven Miles (6'2''-G-81, college: American), is a huge loss for us. We are big, fast, quick, talented, physical, unselfish and look forward to playing with bad intentions. Hopefully we will stay healthy and have a successful season.




2.What do you think about the new organizations to the ACPBL and the league as a whole?
The ACPBL has made great strides going into its second season. Commissioner James Schutz has added several new quality organizations/teams, divided the teams into geographic conferences, have upgraded the talent level significantly, and has marketed the league accordingly. The South conference that we play in includes 3 of the most proven talented and successful teams (Tru Hope Trailblazers, Delaware Destroyers and Beltway Bombers) in the country. I'm very much looking forward to the competition of this season, and hold high expectations as to the successful future of the ACPBL.





3.Coach your a competitor. What's it gonna take to get that chip that has alluded you in the EBA and the ACPBL. I know your chomping at the Bit?
Aggressive patience. I know those words counter each other, however, it has worked for me over these years. The formula and agenda has always been the same Justin. If you have very talented players with character; who are accountable, professional, unselfish, tough, have high basketball IQ's and swagger, play with passion, and who's only agenda is winning...you will win a lot of games and chips. I've been very blessed over 18 years of coaching at the pro level to have had, and currently have, those types of players. That formula and mindset has won us over 640 games and 44 chips over 18 years; beginning in my hometown of NYC, and most recently when I relocated to Maryland a few years ago. It's amazing how much a team can accomplish when it doesn't matter who gets the credit. The league has a lot of talent, great coaches and solid organizations. It's always very competitive. We always have one goal as a team...the chip. Winning every tournament we're in, along with the ACPBL championship, is our focus this, and every year.



4.With such a star studded cast of experienced players how do u keep them on the same page and with last seasons ACPBL MVP and the leading scorer from a year ago both on your roster?
They all have the same mindset of unselfishness, along with the sole goal of winning. As I alluded to prior, I am very mindful as to the type of players who I have on my team. Talent is just one component. All those other intangibles have to be included in a player for him to be one of my guys on the Bombers. I have a certain coaching style that challenges my players, and focuses on collective attacking and execution. 'Baby Shaq' and 'Fish' are two of the best players in the country. Most people see them as very explosive scorers. What I see are two very talented and unselfish complete players that only want to win. The best example of this is we had the MVP of the league along with the ACPBL's leading scorer last year. We also had 7 other players voted in as all-stars by opposing coaches. That is the big compliment to a team and organization that 9 of our 11 players were voted to the all-star game. We averaged 160 points a game last season. That requires a lot of big contributions from every player. Our eyes are clearly on the prize, and not on any individual accolades.




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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   


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.18.4 
 4. Panic, Zlatorog17.1 
 5. Simon, KK.16.3 
 6. Jeremic, Hemofarm15.8 
 7. Vucevic, Buducnost15.6 
 8. Pavkovic, Radnicki15.5 
 9. Pekovic, Partizan15.4 
 10. Warren, Cedevita15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Boris SAVOVIC
  Hemofarm
  (206-F-87)
  Avg: 14.3
 1. Savovic, Hemofarm14.3 
 2. Vucevic, Buducnost10.6 
 3. Simon, Radnicki K.7.9 
 4. Pekovic, Partizan7.0 
 5. Pavic, Krka6.1 
 6. Ilic, Crvena Zvezda6.0 
 7. May, KK.6.0 
 8. Pasalic, Helios5.9 
 9. Kasun, KK.5.9 
 10. Sakic, Siroki WWin5.9 
Assists Per Game
 Miljan PAVKOVIC
  Radnicki K.
  (178-G-81)
  Avg: 8.2
 1. Pavkovic, Radnicki8.2 
 2. Markovic, Radnicki7.0 
 3. Farmar, Maccabi4.8 
 4. Simon, KK.4.7 
 5. Papaloukas, Macca.4.6 
 6. Stinson, Krka4.5 
 7. Covic, Crvena Z.4.3 
 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. Simon, KK.1.9 
 5. Draper, Cedevita1.9 
 6. Pilepic, Siroki W.1.9 
 7. Chase, Cibona1.9 
 8. Green, Union Olimp.1.9 
 9. Markovic, Radnicki1.7 
 10. Milutinovic, Crve.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Shawn JAMES
  Maccabi T-A
  (208-C/F-83)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. James, Maccabi T-A1.5 
 2. Scott, Radnicki K.1.3 
 3. Ilic, Crvena Zvezda1.3 
 4. Owens, Cedevita1.1 
 5. Hendrix, Maccabi1.0 
 6. Pekovic, Partizan1.0 
 7. Simon, Radnicki K.1.0 
 8. Vucevic, Buducnost0.9 
 9. Collins, Siroki W.0.9 
 10. Savovic, Hemofarm0.7 


Krka adds sharpshooter Allan Ray - by Zeljko Zule
Krka strengthened itself by bringing in guard Allan Ray (188-G-84, college: Villanova). He arrives from Italian side Montegranaro for whom he averaged 10.3 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.5 assists last season. A native New Yorker, Ray rose to stardom in college at Villanova University, where he averaged 15.4 points in 129 career games and placed sixth on the school's alltime scoring charts. At the end of his senior year in 2005-06, Ray was named to the All-Big East Conference first team and selected as one of four finalists for the prestigious Naismith Award given to the national college player of the year. Ray joined the Boston Celtics for the 2006-07 season, where he took part in 47 NBA games including five starts and averaged 6.2 points per game on 41.4% three-point shooting. He also played for Lottomatica Virtus Roma and Carife Ferrara.



Kasun's double-double lands him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News
31-year old center Mario Kasun (213-C-80) put on an amazing game in the last round for KK Zagreb CO and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 7.
He had a double-double of 24 points and 12 rebounds, while his team edged out Zlatorog (#14, 0-7), the league's bottom-ranked team 86-85. KK Zagreb CO is placed at 8th position in . KK Zagreb CO is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 3-4 record. It's Kasun's second year at KK Zagreb CO and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Kasun has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in rebounds (9th best: 5.9rpg) and averages solid 66.7% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Vladimir Panic (194-F-82, agency: 011 Sports) of Zlatorog. He is Serbian forward in his 2nd season at Zlatorog. In the last game Panic recorded impressive 29 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists. Bad luck as Zlatorog was edged by the higher-ranked KK Zagreb CO (#8, 3-4) 86-85. Zlatorog are still at the very bottom. 7 lost games are too many considering they did not win any game. Panic is well-known at Zlatorog and he already established his position as one of the team's leaders. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 17.1ppg (#4).

Third place about best performers goes to Drago Pasalic (208-C/F-84) of Helios (#11). Pasalic showcased his all-around game by recording 23 points, eight rebounds and four assists in the last round. He was a key player of Helios, leading his team to a 88-79 win against slightly higher-ranked Crvena Zvezda (#10, 2-5). Helios can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 1-6 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Pasalic he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Pasalic has individually a great season in Adriatic League. After only 7 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 5.9rpg (8th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Boris Savovic (206-F-87) of Hemofarm - 15 points, 18 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Nikola Pekovic (210-C-86) of Partizan - 17 points and 13 rebounds
6. Krunoslav Simon (197-F-85) of KK Zagreb CO - 19 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Damir Markota (210-C/F-85) of Union Olimpija - 16 points and 7 rebounds
8. Marin Rozic (201-F-83) of Cibona - 18 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Mike Scott (203-F-86) of Radnicki K. - 23 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Jerome Jordan (213-C-86) of Krka - 18 points and 7 rebounds

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


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  ARGENTINA   


Daniel Rodriguez is the new head coach of 9 de Julio - by Facundo Iatzky
Daniel Rodriguez became today the new head coach of Club 9 de Julio of Rio Tercero. 'Zeta' will replace Esteban De la fuente, who left the team last week due to family reasons. Daniel will have the hard mission to take 9 de julio off the last positions in the standings. 9 finished the firs stage with a record of 4-10.
Daniel Rodriguez had his last season in Liga A during the 2009/10 in Libertad Sunchales. He won Liga sudamerican back in 2002 with the same team.


Standings - LigaA
LigaA Standings
North
 1. Regatas C. 11-3 
 2. Libertad S. 9-5 
 3. Quimsa 9-5 
 4. Sionista 7-7 
 5. La Union 6-8 
 6. Olimpico LB 5-9 
 7. Atenas 5-9 
 8. San Mart.C. 4-10 
South
 1. Obras 11-3 
 2. Wuber-Est.Bahia 10-4 
 3. Penarol 9-5 
 4. Lanus 7-7 
 5. Boca Jrs 7-7 
 6. GECR Indalo 6-8 
 7. Club 9 4-10 
 8. Quilmes MP 2-12 


Standings - TNA
TNA Standings
North
 1. Union Progr. 8-2 
 2. Obera TC 7-3 
 3. Alvear 6-3 
 4. Estudian.Con. 6-4 
 5. San Isidro 5-5 
 6. Tomas Rocam. 5-5 
 7. Atl.Echague 4-6 
 8. Union Sunch 4-6 
 9. A.Italiana 2-7 
 10. A.Espanola 2-8 
South
 1. Argentino 8-2 
 2. Ciclista 7-3 
 3. Huracan 7-4 
 4. Banda Norte 6-4 
 5. Bragado 6-4 
 6. MH Basket 5-4 
 7. Alianza Viedma 5-5 
 8. Rosario Cent. 4-6 
 9. Sport Club 3-7 
 10. Firmat SF 2-8 
 11. San Mart.MJ 2-8 


Stats Leaders - LigaA
Points Per Game
 Joe SMITH
  La Union
  (193-G-77)
  Avg: 21.9
 1. Smith, La Union21.9 
 2. Meyinsse, Wuber-.19.8 
 3. McHopson, Quilm.18.0 
 4. Villegas, Sionista17.6 
 5. Gutierrez, Obras17.5 
 6. Mikulas, La Union17.2 
 7. Quinteros, Regat.16.4 
 8. OBannon, Boca Jrs16.4 
 9. Roe, Regatas C.16.1 
 10. Gutierrez, Penarol16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ruben GARCES
  Atenas
  (206-C/F-73)
  Avg: 9.8
 1. Garces, Atenas9.8 
 2. Sandes, Sionista9.7 
 3. Mikulas, La Union9.1 
 4. Battle, Libertad S.8.8 
 5. Gutierrez, Obras8.6 
 6. Lloreda, Olimpico.8.4 
 7. Truscott, Quilm.8.0 
 8. Meyinsse, Wuber-.7.8 
 9. Graves, Boca Jrs7.6 
 10. McFarlan, San M.7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Facundo CAMPAZZO
  Penarol
  (180-G-91)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Campazzo, Penarol7.2 
 2. Sanchez, Wuber-.7.2 
 3. Cequeira, Sionista6.1 
 4. Martinez, Regat.5.7 
 5. Stanic, Boca Jrs5.5 
 6. Sucatzky, Atenas5.1 
 7. Victoriano, San M.4.2 
 8. Smith, La Union3.7 
 9. McHopson, Quilm.3.5 
 10. Osimani, Obras3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Phillip MCHOPSON
  Quilm.
  (188-G-87)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. McHopson, Quilm.2.2 
 2. Sanchez, Wuber-.2.0 
 3. Campazzo, Penarol2.0 
 4. Lescano, Atenas1.8 
 5. Gerbaudo, Club 91.8 
 6. Aguirre, Quimsa1.7 
 7. Ibarra, Olimpico.1.7 
 8. Battle, Libertad S.1.5 
 9. Mojica, Wuber-Es.1.5 
 10. Sanchez, Wuber-.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Josimar AYARZA
  Club 9
  (205-F-87)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Ayarza, Club 91.5 
 2. Wilborn, Club 91.3 
 3. Pettway, Olimpico.1.3 
 4. Garces, Atenas1.1 
 5. Roe, Regatas C.1.0 
 6. Battle, Libertad S.1.0 
 7. Rollins, San M.0.9 
 8. Williams, Quimsa0.9 
 9. Sanchez, Wuber-.0.8 
 10. Gutierrez, Obras0.7 


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  BALTIC LEAGUE   


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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  BELGIUM   


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 


Standings - Division II
D2 Standings
 1. Fleurus 7-3 
 2. Gembo 6-2 
 3. Essor Charleroi 6-2 
 4. Waregem 6-2 
 5. Excelsior 6-4 
 6. Sint-Jan Ant. 5-3 
 7. St-Niklase 5-3 
 8. Liege II 5-4 
 9. Kangar.-Boom 4-3 
 10. Sprimont 4-5 
 11. M.Hainaut II 2-6 
 12. Gistel 2-7 
 13. De Westhoek 1-8 
 14. Melsele 1-8 


Stats Leaders - Division I
Points Per Game
 Christopher COPELAND
  Aalstar
  (203-F-84)
  Avg: 21
 1. Copeland, Aalstar21.0 
 2. Rich, Oostende16.6 
 3. Bostic, Liege16.4 
 4. Tofi, Leuven16.3 
 5. Green, Charleroi15.2 
 6. Mallet, Charleroi15.2 
 7. Booker, Oostende15.0 
 8. Taylor, M.Hainaut13.6 
 9. Lojeski, Oostende13.5 
 10. Jackson, Aalstar13.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Salah MEJRI
  Antwerp
  (216-C-86)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Mejri, Antwerp7.6 
 2. McLean, Leuven7.2 
 3. Brown, Gent7.2 
 4. Young, Aalstar7.0 
 5. Booker, Oostende7.0 
 6. Merriex, Verviers.6.2 
 7. Love, Verviers-Pep.6.2 
 8. Shengelia, Charler.6.0 
 9. Carter, M.Hainaut5.9 
 10. Tofi, Leuven5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Dusan DJORDJEVIC
  Ooste.
  (195-G-83)
  Avg: 4.4
 1. Djordjevic, Ooste.4.4 
 2. Bosco, Gent4.2 
 3. Waters, Liege4.2 
 4. Hamilton, Charleroi3.0 
 5. Mallet, Charleroi3.0 
 6. Singletary, M.Hain.3.0 
 7. Marnegrave, Leuven3.0 
 8. Black, Antwerp3.0 
 9. Taylor, M.Hainaut2.9 
 10. Welsch, Charleroi2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Devan DOWNEY
  Verviers.
  (175-G-87)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Downey, Verviers.2.8 
 2. Black, Antwerp2.7 
 3. Dagunduro, Leuven2.4 
 4. Haynes, Gent2.3 
 5. Rahier, Verviers.2.0 
 6. Salumu, Leuven2.0 
 7. Steinbach, Aalstar2.0 
 8. Singletary, M.Hain.2.0 
 9. Mejri, Antwerp2.0 
 10. Wilson, Antwerp1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Salah MEJRI
  Antwerp
  (216-C-86)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Mejri, Antwerp3.3 
 2. Riddick, Charleroi1.7 
 3. Booker, Oostende1.2 
 4. Young, Aalstar1.1 
 5. Jennings, Liege1.0 
 6. Love, Verviers-Pep.0.8 
 7. Gillet, Liege0.8 
 8. Iarochevitch, Liege0.8 
 9. Green, Charleroi0.7 
 10. Nivins, M.Hainaut0.7 


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  BULGARIA   


Standings A2
Division A Standings
 1. Beroe 4-0 
 2. Overgas 3-0 
 3. Vidabasket 3-1 
 4. Academik BL 2-1 
 5. Cherno More U18 2-2 
 6. Academik PL 2-2 
 7. Dunav 2007 2-2 
 8. Chavdar 1-3 
 9. Balkan 2 0-4 
 10. Shumen 0-4 


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  CAMBODIA   


SEA Games 2011. Philippines leave no chance for Cambodia - by Eurobasket News
Philippines - Cambodia 127:68

Philippines celebrated a well-deserved win at the start of 2011 SEA Games in Indonesia. The reigning champions fired past Cambodia in Group A. Kiefer Isaac Ravena (181-G/F-93) nailed 17 points to lead balanced effort from Philippines.
Philippines started the game aggressively. They unloaded 35 points in the first ten minutes to enjoy a 15-point lead. Cambodia tried to stay in visibility in the second term but eventually trailed by 22 points at the interval 39:61. Philippines knocked down 32 points in the third term to clear off. They entered the fourth quarter up by as many as 37 points and never looked back en route to the victory. Seven players scored in double figures for Philippines. Ryan Garcia (178-F-90) nailed 16 points, while Chico Lanete (183-G-79) added 15 points in the win. Mith Pek and Oeun Sophoeun had 24 points each in the loss.

Philippines: Kiefer Isaac Ravena 17, Ryan Garcia 16, Chico Lanete 15
Cambodia: Mith Pek 24, Oeun Sophoen 24


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  CANADA   


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Manny PASQUALE
  Laure.
  (183-G-)
  Avg: 29
 1. Pasquale, Laure.29.0 
 2. Jones, Ryerson28.0 
 3. McIntyre, Waterloo28.0 
 4. Kok, TRU26.0 
 5. Diloreto, Windsor25.5 
 6. Mackinnon, Victoria25.3 
 7. Cooper, UPEI24.5 
 8. Yu, UBC24.5 
 9. Habib, Memorial24.5 
 10. Barbeau, Western24.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Lien PHILLIP
  Windsor
  (203-F-89)
  Avg: 14.5
 1. Phillip, Windsor14.5 
 2. Staniscia, Ryerson12.5 
 3. Hull, Laurentian12.0 
 4. Baker, Alberta11.3 
 5. King, TRU11.3 
 6. Duke, UPEI9.5 
 7. Waldner, Lethb.9.5 
 8. Glisic, Toronto Un.9.5 
 9. Anderson, Ottawa9.0 
 10. Desroches, New B.9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Josh COLLINS
  Windsor
  (186-G-90)
  Avg: 9.5
 1. Collins, Windsor9.5 
 2. Kanza Mata, Dalho.7.5 
 3. Quirion, New B.6.5 
 4. Barbeau, Western6.5 
 5. Shepherd, Memorial6.0 
 6. Wright, Waterloo6.0 
 7. Jones, Ryerson6.0 
 8. Scrubb, Carleton6.0 
 9. Andrus, Victoria6.0 
 10. Cooper, Lethbridge5.8 
Steals Per Game
 Eric COTE-KOUGNIMA
  UQ.
  (193-G-88)
  Avg: 6
 1. Cote-K., UQ.6.0 
 2. Carter, Lakehead5.0 
 3. Weatherill, Queen''s3.5 
 4. Collins, Windsor3.5 
 5. Cooper, UPEI3.5 
 6. Thomas, St.Franc.3.5 
 7. Cooper, Lethbridge3.3 
 8. Scholtes, Western3.0 
 9. Osuntola, Windsor3.0 
 10. Nixon, UBC3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Terry THOMAS
  St.Franc.
  (193-G-)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Thomas, St.Franc.2.5 
 2. Macquarrie, Cape B.2.0 
 3. Andrews, Bishop''s2.0 
 4. Hadzimuratov., Lav.2.0 
 5. Coward, Lethbridge2.0 
 6. Ratte, Laurentian2.0 
 7. Bains, UBC2.0 
 8. Burke, UBC1.5 
 9. Gibson, Brock1.5 
 10. Laurin, Toronto1.5 


CIS Round 3 results and stats - by Eurobasket News
This is still too early stage of the Regular Season in CIS and we should expect many changes in upcoming rounds. The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with loss of the undefeated team, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Warriors (1-1) in Toronto, ON on Friday night. Visitors were rolled over by second ranked Blues (1-1) 93-73. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 7-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 93-73. Blues looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. It was a good game for forward Alex Hill (196, college: Cornell) who led his team to a victory with 21 points and 5 rebounds. Bosnian forward Drazen Glisic (198) contributed with 12 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Guard Cam McIntyre (191-87) answered with 25 points for Warriors. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Blues maintains second place with 1-1 record behind leader Guelph, which they share with 6 other teams including defeated Warriors. Blues is looking forward to face league's second-placed Golden Hawks in Waterloo, ON in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Warriors will play on the road against Rams in Toronto, ON and are hoping to prove to their supporters that the loss was just an accident.
Another interesting game for undefeated Ravens (2-0) which played in Hamilton, ON against Marauders (1-1). Leader Ravens had an easy win 77-61. It was a key game for the top position in the league. It was a great evening for international guard Philip Scrubb (194-92) who led his team to a victory scoring 27 points and 5 assists. Willy Manigat helped adding 11 points. The best for the losing side was forward Nathan Pelech (193) with 13 points. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Ravens maintains first place with 2-0 record, which they share with 7 other teams. Marauders at the other side dropped to the second position with one game lost. They share it with 6 other teams. Ravens will play against Badgers (#5) in St.Catharines, ON in the next round. Marauders will play at home against Gee-Gees in Ottawa, ON to get more than just one victory in their record.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Voyageurs (1-1) against leader Lancers (2-0) on Friday night. Visiting Voyageurs were defeated by Lancers in a tough game in Windsor, ON 81-86. It was a key game for the top position in the league. It was an exceptional evening for Enrico Diloreto who led the winners and scored 33 points (!!!) and 6 rebounds. Manny Pasquale came up with 29 points and 7 assists (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line) for Voyageurs in the defeat. Voyageurs' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Lancers keep a position of league leader, which they share with 7 other teams. Loser Voyageurs dropped to the second place with one game lost. They share the position with 6 other teams. Lancers will meet at home Lions (#8) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Voyageurs will play against Mustangs (#8) in London, ON.
An interesting game for Badgers (1-1) which hosted in St.Catharines, ON 4th placed Gee-Gees (0-2). First ranked Badgers managed to get a 5-point victory 63-58. It was a key game for the second position in the league. The best player for the winners was Mark Gibson who scored 14 points and 9 rebounds. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. Despite that victory Badgers went down to second position due to points difference, which they share with 6 other teams. Gee-Gees at the other side still closes the standings with two games lost. Badgers' next round opponent will be league's leader Ravens in Ottawa, ON and it will be for sure the game of the week. Gee-Gees will play on the road against Marauders (#6) in Hamilton, ON and hope to get finally their first victory.
CIS top team - Vikies (4-0) had no problems winning another game on Friday. This time they crushed fourteenth ranked Cougars (0-3) in Victoria, BC 85-66. It was a good game for Ryan Mackinnon who led his team to a victory with 26 points and 5 assists. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Vikies have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain first place with 4-0 record. Loser Cougars still closes the standings with three games lost. Vikies will face Bobcats (#10) in Brandon, MB in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Cougars will play on the road against Thunderbirds (#5) in Vancouver, BC and look forward to get finally their first victory.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 3: Winnipeg were beaten by TWU on the road 78-77. Calgary lost to TRU on its own court 79-96. Brandon lost to undefeated UBC in Vancouver, BC 55-91. Manitoba was rolled over UFV at home 76-101. Lakehead crushed Queen's on the opponent's court 84-52. Alberta beat Saskatchewan in a home game 77-71. Winless UBC Okanagan was destroyed by Lethbridge on the road 88-61. Winless RMC lost to undefeated Guelph on its own court 58-110. Winless York recorded a loss to Western in London, ON 60-78. Winless Ryerson lost to undefeated Laurier at home 65-85.


TWU - Winnipeg 78-77

Everything could happen in Langley, BC at the game between two tied teams. Both ninth ranked Spartans and 11th ranked Wesmen had identical 1-2 record. This time Spartans used a home court advantage and edged the opponent from Winnipeg, MB 78-77 on Friday night. Spartans forced 27 Wesmen turnovers and outrebounded them 38-26 including 26 on the defensive glass. Wesmen was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for American guard Tristan Smith (183-86) who saved his team from a defeat with 22 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists. Guard Sean Peter (191) contributed with 18 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Guard Dominique Brown (193) answered with 21 points, 5 assists and 6 steals and point guard Travis Krahn (183) added 15 points in the effort for Wesmen. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. Spartans (2-2) moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Calgary and TRU. Wesmen lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the fifth position with three games lost. Spartans will face Bisons (#11) in Winnipeg, MB in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Wesmen will play on the road against Cascades (#4) in Abbotsford, BC and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Winnipeg: D.Brown 21+2reb+5ast, T.Krahn 15+1reb, B.Duff 12+3reb, C.Sharpe 9+3reb, E.Zimmerman 8+3reb+1ast, K.Smith 6+2reb
TWU: T.Smith 22+5reb+8ast, C.Westbrook 21+3reb+1ast, S.Peter 18+9reb, T.Linttell 6+3reb, N.Monachini 5+3reb, K.Osborne 5+8reb+3ast
gschID: 155584


Calgary - TRU 79-96

Very expected game when 8th ranked Dinos (2-2) lost to fourth ranked Wolfpack (2-2) in Calgary, AB 79-96 on Friday. Wolfpack made 20-of-25 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. It was a good game for guard Kevin Pribilsky (180) who led his team to a victory with 26 points. Forward Chas Kok (196) contributed with 19 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Wolfpack's coach Scott Clark used a ten-player rotation saving starting five for next games. Center Josh Wolfram (200-92) answered with 16 points and 9 rebounds and guard Tyler Fidler (206-89) added 12 points and 9 rebounds (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line) in the effort for Dinos. Five Wolfpack and four Dinos players scored in double figures. Despite that victory Wolfpack went down to sixth position due to points difference, which they share with Calgary and TWU. Wolfpack will face higher ranked Pronghorn (#3) in Lethbridge, AB in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Calgary: J.Wolfram 16+9reb+1ast, J.Owen-Thomas 14+3reb, T.Fidler 12+9reb+3ast, K.Milburn 11+3reb, J.Ogungbemi 9+7reb+4ast, A.McGuinness 9+2reb+1ast
TRU: K.Pribilsky 26+2reb+3ast, C.Kok 19+8reb+1ast, J.King 16+9reb+2ast, B.Parker 14+4reb+1ast, W.Ondrik 10+4reb+2ast, Z.Usherwood 8+7reb+1ast
gschID: 155580


Victoria - Regina 85-66

CIS top team - Vikies (4-0) had no problems winning another game on Friday. This time they crushed fourteenth ranked Cougars (0-3) in Victoria, BC 85-66. They outrebounded Cougars 38-19 including a 16-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a good game for guard Ryan Mackinnon (193-89) who led his team to a victory with 26 points and 5 assists. Guard Zac Andrus (180) contributed with 11 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists for the winners. Four Vikies players scored in double figures. Forward Paul Gareau (201) answered with 23 points and 5 rebounds and guard Sterling Nostedt (185) added 15 points in the effort for Cougars. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Vikies have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain first place with 4-0 record. Loser Cougars still closes the standings with three games lost. Vikies will face Bobcats (#10) in Brandon, MB in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Cougars will play on the road against Thunderbirds (#5) in Vancouver, BC and look forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Regina: P.Gareau 23+5reb, S.Nostedt 15+3reb+1ast, C.Burns 10+6reb+2ast, B.Hebert 8+1reb+3ast, M.Campbell 6+2reb+1ast, G.Childerhose 4+1reb
Victoria: R.Mackinnon 26+4reb+5ast, T.Evans 14+6reb+2ast, Z.Andrus 11+6reb+8ast, R.Pribilsky 10+2reb+1ast, M.Berg 9+8reb+2ast, M.Acheampong 7+4reb
gschID: 155581


UBC - Brandon 91-55

Very predictable result when leader Thunderbirds (2-0) rolled over 12th ranked Bobcats (1-3) in Vancouver, BC 91-55 on Friday. Thunderbirds dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to Bobcats' 24 and made 20-of-24 free shots (83.3 percent) during the game, while Bobcats only scored four points from the stripe. They outrebounded Bobcats 40-24 including a 30-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a good game for Malcolm Williams who led his team to a victory with 19 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. International point guard Nathan Yu (189-89) contributed with 15 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Four Thunderbirds players scored in double figures. Ali Mounir answered with 12 points and 5 rebounds and Emerick Ravier added 9 points in the effort for Bobcats. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Thunderbirds keep a position of league leader, which they share with 7 other teams. Bobcats lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the fifth place with three games lost. Thunderbirds will face Cougars (#14) in Regina, SK in the next round which should be another easy win for them. Bobcats will play on the road against the league's leader Vikies (#1) in Victoria, BC.
Top scorers:
Brandon: A.Mounir 12+5reb, C.Oppong 9+1reb, E.Ravier 9+3reb+3ast, I.Bonhomme 7+2reb+3ast, K.Vince 6+1reb, J.Reaves 4+5reb+1ast
UBC: M.Williams 19+5reb+4ast, N.Yu 15+5reb+3ast, N.Luyken 12+1reb+1ast, T.Nixon 11+5reb+3ast, G.Bath 11+7reb+2ast, B.Bains 9+10reb+3ast
gschID: 155582


Manitoba - UFV 76-101

Not a big story in a game when 10th ranked Bisons (1-3) were outscored by fifth ranked Cascades (3-1) in Winnipeg, MB 101-76 on Friday. Cascades outrebounded Bisons 55-27 including a 16-3 advantage in offensive rebounds. They shot the lights out from three sinking 13 long-distance shots on high 54.2 percentage. Cascades looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. It was a good game for Jordan Blackman who led his team to a victory with 24 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Forward Jasper Moedt (203) contributed with a double-double by scoring 11 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. Four Cascades players scored in double figures. Guard Kevin Oliver (198) answered with 10 points and 6 rebounds and American guard Stephan Walton (175-87, college: Valdosta St.) added 8 points and 6 assists in the effort for Bisons. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Cascades moved-up to second place, which they share with Lethbridge and Alberta. Loser Bisons dropped to the fifth position with three games lost. Cascades will face Wesmen (#12) in Winnipeg, MB in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Bisons will play on the road against Spartans (#7) in Langley, BC and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Manitoba: J.Huertas 11+2reb+1ast, K.Oliver 10+6reb+3ast, K.Sansregret 10+1reb+1ast, B.Speer 9+3reb, S.Walton 8+2reb+6ast, M.Milosevic 8+1reb
UFV: J.Blackman 24+4reb+3ast, M.James 17+5reb, S.Bjorgaard 13+6reb+3ast, K.Figueiredo 12+4reb+1ast, J.Moedt 11+11reb+7ast, S.Evans 8+7reb+2ast
gschID: 155583


Queen's - Lakehead 52-84

Everything went according to plan when leader Thunderwolves (1-0) outplayed bottom-ranked Golden Gaels (0-2) in Kingston, ON 84-52 on Friday. Thunderwolves made 17-of-22 free shots (77.3 percent) during the game. They also forced 27 Golden Gaels turnovers. It was a good game for Ben Johnson (-88) who led his team to a victory with 22 points and 6 rebounds. American guard Venzal Russel (188-87, college: Vermilion CC) contributed with 17 points and 5 assists for the winners. Four Thunderwolves players scored in double figures. Mackenzie Simpson answered with 10 points and 6 rebounds and guard Ryan Golden (183) added 12 points in the effort for Golden Gaels. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Thunderwolves keep a position of league leader, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Golden Gaels still closes the standings with two games lost. Thunderwolves will face RMC (#4) in Kingston, ON in the next round. Golden Gaels will play at home against the league's leader Gryphons in Guelph, ON and look forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Queen's: R.Golden 12+3reb, M.Simpson 10+6reb, N.Misljencevic 8+3reb, A.Weatherill 6+3reb, D.Adams 6+3reb, B.Burgesson 4+6reb
Lakehead: B.Johnson 22+6reb+1ast, V.Russel 17+3reb+5ast, G.Carter 14+4reb+2ast, N.Wainwright 10+2reb+1ast, R.Thomson 9+1reb+1ast, J.Jones 5+1reb+1ast
gschID: 155576


Toronto Univ. - Waterloo 93-73

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Warriors (1-1) in Toronto, ON on Friday night. Visitors were rolled over by second ranked Blues (1-1) 93-73. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 7-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 93-73. Blues looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. It was a good game for forward Alex Hill (196, college: Cornell) who led his team to a victory with 21 points and 5 rebounds. Bosnian forward Drazen Glisic (198) contributed with 12 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Five Blues players scored in double figures. Guard Cam McIntyre (191-87) answered with 25 points and guard Mike Wright (180-91) added 9 points and 4 assists in the effort for Warriors. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Blues maintains second place with 1-1 record behind leader Guelph, which they share with 6 other teams including defeated Warriors. Blues is looking forward to face league's second-placed Golden Hawks in Waterloo, ON in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Warriors will play on the road against Rams in Toronto, ON and are hoping to prove to their supporters that the loss was just an accident.
Top scorers:
Waterloo: C.McIntyre 25+3reb+3ast, M.Wright 9+4reb+4ast, B.Smith 8+8reb, Z.Angelini 7+3reb, W.Bridge 6+5reb+2ast, S.Pejicic 6+1reb
Toronto Univ.: A.Hill 21+5reb+2ast, A.Wasik 17+4reb+1ast, S.Nickel 12+1ast, D.Glisic 12+8reb+4ast, J.Holmes 11+3reb+2ast, A.Kumar 10+3reb+4ast
gschID: 155577


Alberta - Saskatchewan 77-71

There was no surprise when 7th ranked Huskies (1-2) lost to second ranked Golden Bears (3-1) in Edmonton, AB 71-77 on Friday. However just six-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. It was a good game for international guard Jordan Baker (192-91, college: Utah Valley) who led his team to a victory with 18 points and 4 assists. Swingman Daniel Ferguson (191, college: Valdosta St.) contributed with 19 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Forward Nolan Brudehl (198) answered with 20 points and 8 rebounds and guard Peter Lomuro (191) added 13 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Huskies. Four Huskies players scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Golden Bears maintains second place with 3-1 record having just -3 point less than leader Guelph, which they share with Lethbridge and UFV. Loser Huskies dropped to the ninth position with two games lost. Golden Bears will face again Huskies (#9) in Saskatoon, SK in the next round and are hoping to win another game.
Top scorers:
Saskatchewan: N.Brudehl 20+8reb, P.Lomuro 13+5reb+2ast, J.Barrett 10+2reb+4ast, M.Lieffers 10+7reb, C.Unsworth 8, B.Baker 4+2reb+1ast
Alberta: D.Ferguson 19+5reb+1ast, J.Baker 18+4reb+4ast, T.Bergen-Henengouwen 16+6reb+1ast, L.Taylor 8+2reb, S.Saffa 8+3reb+1ast, R.Dewar 4+1reb+2ast
gschID: 155578


Lethbridge - UBC Okanagan 88-61

No shocking result in a game when third ranked Pronghorn (3-1) crushed bottom-ranked Heat (0-2) in Lethbridge, AB 88-61 on Friday. Pronghorn shot 26 for 42 from the free-throw line, while Heat only scored eight points from the stripe. Pronghorn forced 20 Heat turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Heat was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for Daryl Cooper who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 14 points, 7 rebounds and 10 assists. Forward Dominyc Coward (198) contributed with 19 points for the winners. Four Pronghorn players scored in double figures. Pronghorn's coach Dave Adams felt very confident that he used 11 players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Yassine Ghomari answered with 22 points and Bret Macdonald added 2 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists in the effort for Heat. Pronghorn have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Alberta and UFV. Loser Heat still closes the standings with two games lost. Pronghorn will face Wolfpack (#6) in Kamloops, BC in the next round. Heat will play on the road against Dinos in Calgary, AB and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
UBC Okanagan: Y.Ghomari 22+3reb+3ast, M.Roth 10+4reb+1ast, S.Morrison 9+1reb, J.Asselstine 7+4reb, S.Pelland 6+3reb, B.Quevillon 5+1reb+2ast
Lethbridge: D.Coward 19+4reb+3ast, D.Cooper 14+7reb+10ast, L.Reiter 14+3reb+3ast, D.Waldner 14+10reb, A.Fletcher 7+5reb+3ast, M.Duce 7+1reb+1ast
gschID: 155579


RMC - Guelph 58-110

Rather expected game when bottom-ranked RMC (0-1) was smashed by leader Gryphons (2-0) in Kingston, ON 110-58 on Friday. Gryphons dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to RMC's 22 and made 25-of-32 free shots (78.1 percent) during the game. They outrebounded RMC 38-20 including a 12-1 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a great shooting night for Gryphons especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 68.8 percentage. It was a good game for guard Kareem Malcolm (183) who led his team to a victory with 22 points. Guard Zachary Angus (186) contributed with 14 points and 8 assists for the winners. Guard Connor Duke (191) answered with 18 points and 5 rebounds and guard Idris Said-Madjid (198) added 18 points in the effort for RMC. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Gryphons keep a position of league leader, which they share with 7 other teams. Loser RMC still closes the standings with one game lost. Gryphons will face Golden Gaels (#6) in Kingston, ON in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. RMC will play at home against Thunderwolves in Thunder Bay, ON and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
RMC: C.Duke 18+5reb+3ast, I.Said-Madjid 18+3reb+2ast, N.Fowler 14+1reb+1ast, L.Wright 3+3reb, J.Byun 3+2reb+1ast, S.Hui 1+2reb
Guelph: K.Malcolm 22+1reb+1ast, E.McDonald 14+3reb, Z.Angus 14+1reb+8ast, D.McCarthy 9+7reb+1ast, A.Campbell 9+3reb+3ast, O.Mohamed 8+3reb+1ast
gschID: 155573


Western - York 78-60

Everything could happen in London, ON at the game between two tied teams. Both fifth ranked Mustangs and bottom-ranked Lions had identical 0-1 record. This time Mustangs used a home court advantage and won against the opponent from Toronto, ON 78-60 on Friday night. Mustangs forced 28 Lions turnovers. It was a good game for guard Ryan Barbeau (178) who led his team to a victory with 22 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Ryan Higgins contributed with 24 points for the winners. Guard David Tyndale (180) answered with 22 points and 8 rebounds and forward Nick Tufegdzich (201) added 16 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Lions. Lions' coach let to play eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Mustangs (1-1) left bottom position moving up to second place, which they share with 6 other teams. Loser Lions still closes the standings with two games lost. Mustangs will face league's second-placed Voyageurs in Sudbury, ON in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Lions will play on the road against Lancers in Windsor, ON and look forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
York: D.Tyndale 22+8reb+2ast, N.Tufegdzich 16+7reb+1ast, A.Rados 13+2reb+3ast, K.Buchanan 7+4ast, M.Ziobrowski 2+2reb, V.Velici 0
Western: R.Higgins 24+2reb+1ast, R.Barbeau 22+5reb+4ast, J.Bernard 11+6reb+2ast, N.Diloreto 9+3reb+2ast, Q.Henderson 7+3reb, P.Scholtes 5+4reb+5ast
gschID: 155574


Windsor - Laurentian 86-81

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Voyageurs (1-1) against leader Lancers (2-0) on Friday night. Visiting Voyageurs were defeated by Lancers in a tough game in Windsor, ON 81-86. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Lancers forced 23 Voyageurs turnovers. It was an exceptional evening for guard Enrico Diloreto (186-90) who led the winners and scored 33 points (!!!) and 6 rebounds. Guard Josh Collins (186-90) accounted for 15 points, 9 assists and 4 steals for the winning side. Four Lancers players scored in double figures. Guard Manny Pasquale (183) came up with 29 points and 7 assists (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line) and Alex Ratte added 15 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals respectively for Voyageurs in the defeat. Voyageurs' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Lancers keep a position of league leader, which they share with 7 other teams. Loser Voyageurs dropped to the second place with one game lost. They share the position with 6 other teams. Lancers will meet at home Lions (#8) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Voyageurs will play against Mustangs (#8) in London, ON.
Top scorers:
Laurentian: M.Pasquale 29+4reb+7ast, I.Pasquale 18+1reb+2ast, A.Ratte 15+9reb+5ast, G.Serresse 9+11reb, M.Hull 4+15reb+1ast, N.Yengue 4+5reb
Windsor: E.Diloreto 33+6reb+2ast, J.Collins 15+4reb+9ast, E.Matthews 13+2reb+2ast, R.Osuntola 12+4reb, L.Phillip 8+19reb+1ast, A.Ottley 3+2reb
gschID: 155575


Ryerson - Laurier 65-85

Not a big story in a game when bottom-ranked Rams (0-2) were outscored by leader Golden Hawks (2-0) in Toronto, ON 85-65 on Friday. Golden Hawks forced 20 Rams turnovers. It was a good game for international forward Kale Harrison (196) who led his team to a victory with 20 points. Forward Maxwell Allin (193) contributed with 17 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. Four Golden Hawks players scored in double figures. International point guard Jahmal Jones (183-91) answered with 26 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and naturalized Italian guard Luke Staniscia (193-88) added 12 points and 12 rebounds in the effort for Rams. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Golden Hawks keep a position of league leader, which they share with 7 other teams. Loser Rams still closes the standings with two games lost. Golden Hawks will face Blues (#3) in Toronto, ON in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Rams will play at home against Warriors in Waterloo, ON and look forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Ryerson: J.Jones 26+8reb+4ast, L.Staniscia 12+12reb+2ast, A.Best 9+2reb+3ast, J.Gauthier 8+4reb+1ast, O.Adegboruwa 5+3reb+2ast, G.Kieran 4+2reb
Laurier: K.Harrison 20+4reb, M.Allin 17+2reb+3ast, K.Enright 14+1ast, P.Donnelly 11+4reb, S.Wanas 6+4reb+2ast, C.Meschino 6+3reb
gschID: 155570


McMaster - Carleton 61-77

Another interesting game for undefeated Ravens (2-0) which played in Hamilton, ON against Marauders (1-1). Leader Ravens had an easy win 77-61. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Ravens dominated down low during the game scoring 48 of its points in the paint compared to Marauders' 24. Ravens forced 21 Marauders turnovers. It was a great evening for international guard Philip Scrubb (194-92) who led his team to a victory scoring 27 points and 5 assists. Guard Willy Manigat (180) helped adding 11 points. Four Ravens players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was forward Nathan Pelech (193) with 13 points and Nathan Mccarthy scored 7 points and 7 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Ravens maintains first place with 2-0 record, which they share with 7 other teams. Marauders at the other side dropped to the second position with one game lost. They share it with 6 other teams. Ravens will play against Badgers (#5) in St.Catharines, ON in the next round. Marauders will play at home against Gee-Gees in Ottawa, ON to get more than just one victory in their record.
Top scorers:
McMaster: N.Pelech 13+3reb, J.Rocca 11+1reb, V.Raso 10+2reb+1ast, A.Redpath 9+3reb+1ast, N.Mccarthy 7+7reb, C.Michaud 6+3reb+1ast
Carleton: P.Scrubb 27+4reb+5ast, W.Manigat 11+4reb, T.Hinz 10+2reb+1ast, K.Churchill 10+2reb, T.Scrubb 4+1ast, C.Hobin 4+4reb+1ast
gschID: 155571


Brock - Ottawa 63-58

An interesting game for Badgers (1-1) which hosted in St.Catharines, ON 4th placed Gee-Gees (0-2). First ranked Badgers managed to get a 5-point victory 63-58. It was a key game for the second position in the league. Badgers forced 23 Gee-Gees turnovers. The best player for the winners was forward Mark Gibson (198) who scored 14 points and 9 rebounds. Guard Didi Mukendi (183) chipped in 11 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. At the other side the best for losing team was forward Gabriel Gonthier-Dubue (196) who recorded 13 points and 6 rebounds and international guard Warren Ward (196-89) added 9 points and 9 rebounds respectively. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. Despite that victory Badgers went down to second position due to points difference, which they share with 6 other teams. Gee-Gees at the other side still closes the standings with two games lost. Badgers' next round opponent will be league's leader Ravens in Ottawa, ON and it will be for sure the game of the week. Gee-Gees will play on the road against Marauders (#6) in Hamilton, ON and hope to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Ottawa: G.Gonthier-Dubue 13+6reb+1ast, J.Berhanemeskel 11+5reb+3ast, W.Ward 9+9reb+2ast, V.Gill 8+5reb+1ast, M.L'Africain 7+1reb+2ast, S.Grenon 6
Brock: J.Tipping 15+5reb+1ast, M.Gibson 14+9reb, D.Mukendi 11+6reb+4ast, T.Kasamba 9+2reb, T.Davis 6+2reb, A.Kraus 4+3reb+3ast
gschID: 155572




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


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  CHILE   


Standings - DIMAYOR
Liga Nacional Standings
North
 1. Los Leones 15-1 
 2. Boston Coll. 13-2 
 3. Sagrados 12-3 
 4. Puente Alto 11-4 
 5. San Juan 7-8 
 6. Sportiva Italiana 6-10 
 7. Stadio Italiano 4-12 
 8. Providencia 4-12 
 9. Sabuesos 4-12 
 10. Palestino 2-14 
South
 1. Osorno Basq. 9-2 
 2. Aleman 9-3 
 3. Dep.Castro 8-4 
 4. Dep.Valdivia 8-4 
 5. Dep.Ancud 5-7 
 6. Temuco Basket 3-8 
 7. Dep.Pucon 3-9 
 8. Las Animas 2-10 


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  CHINA   


Quincy Douby going home - by Edward Bothfeld
In a devastating blow to the Xinjiang Gyang Hui Flying Tigers championship aspirations, Quincy Douby (191-G-84, college: Rutgers) suffered a season-ending wrist injury during a preseason game against the Shanghai Sharks, according to NiuBBall.com. Douby, last season's league MVP, will fly back to the states to undergo surgery on his wrist.

Douby averaged 32 points per game while leading the Flying Tigers to a 31-1 record and a finals appearance in the 2010-11 season. During the offseason, Xinjiang resigned him and recruited NBA star Kenyon Martin (203-F/C-77, college: Cincinnati) to complement him with the hope of a return to the finals. Martin, who is not a natural scorer, will be heavily relied on to pick up the scoring slack, at least until Xinjiang can find a replacement.


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Limon advances to top league - by Gianni Pascucci
Finally, BCR Limon was promoted to First Division-LSB, but it wasn't an easy job. In fact, ISESA-Grecia triumphed on the road, 79-78, in Game 2 of the Second Division Final Series, and a third game was necessay. Game 3 was played at the Palacio de los Deportes of San Juan, and BCR Limon took the win, 87-77 after staying ahead in the score all game long.
We remember that two years ago, BCR Limon hadn' t been relegated to second division on the court, but its officials decided to play in lower division due to financial reasons. Now, the team is back at his deserved level.



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  CROATIA   


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


Stats Leaders - A1
Points Per Game
 Ivan MIMICA
  KK Split
  (193-G-80)
  Avg: 22.5
 1. Mimica, KK Split22.5 
 2. Mrva, Jolly20.6 
 3. Ceskovic, Kvarner19.2 
 4. Simovic, Kvarner19.0 
 5. Ross, Jolly18.8 
 6. Sarlija, Borik17.2 
 7. Tomeljak, Svjet.15.6 
 8. Cakarun, Borik15.0 
 9. Vrbanc, Zadar15.0 
 10. Peric, Dubrovnik14.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Teo SIMOVIC
  Kvarner .
  (205-C-84)
  Avg: 9
 1. Simovic, Kvarner9.0 
 2. Cakarun, Borik8.7 
 3. Ivanov, Zadar8.2 
 4. Cinac, Kvarner 20107.5 
 5. Ridl, Darda7.4 
 6. Radic, Zadar7.0 
 7. Tesija, Alkar Sinj6.8 
 8. Dijan, KK Split6.8 
 9. Peraica, Darda6.6 
 10. Kastropil, Zadar6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Josip GLAVINIC
  Krizevci
  (192-G-82)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Glavinic, Krizevci8.7 
 2. Tomeljak, Svjet.7.2 
 3. Ross, Jolly4.2 
 4. Ceskovic, Kvarner3.8 
 5. Mimica, KK Split3.8 
 6. Dosen, Dubrovnik3.7 
 7. Salamun, Kvarner3.4 
 8. Katic, KK Split3.3 
 9. Subotic, KK Split3.2 
 10. Zadnik, Zadar3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Josip SURINA
  Kvarner .
  (190-G-92)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Surina, Kvarner2.7 
 2. Mimica, KK Split2.7 
 3. Ross, Jolly2.6 
 4. Zadnik, Zadar2.2 
 5. Cinac, Kvarner 20101.8 
 6. Zivkovic, Svjetlost1.8 
 7. Blazevic, Borik1.8 
 8. Katic, KK Split1.7 
 9. Cakarun, Borik1.7 
 10. Banic, Borik1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Zvonimir RIDL
  Darda
  (204-F-73)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Ridl, Darda1.2 
 2. Kastropil, Zadar1.0 
 3. Curkovic, Alkar Si.1.0 
 4. Zupic, Alkar Sinj1.0 
 5. Toncinic, Zadar1.0 
 6. Gaurina, Alkar Sinj0.8 
 7. Cakarun, Borik0.8 
 8. Vrsaljko, Jolly0.8 
 9. Sarlija, Borik0.8 
 10. Sobin, KK Split0.8 


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  CYPRUS   


Standings - Division A
Division A Standings
 1. Keravnos 5-0 
 2. Etha 4-0 
 3. Apollon 3-1 
 4. APOEL 2-1 
 5. AEK 1-3 
 6. Omonia 1-3 
 7. AEL 0-3 
 8. ENAD 0-5 


Pizza Express Apollon third win in a row - by Michael Aristidou

The limassol team took the win in a dramatic and exciting game against Hasapis Omonia Nicosia. Final score was 98-89. The two teams gave a lot of suspense to the fans. That was the third win for the blues in a row.

Form the winning part Troy Gillenwater (205-F-88, college: N.Mexico St.) had an excellent game scoring 30 points. The American equalizes 82-82 4 minutes before time and led his team to the victory. Hasapis Omonia Nicosia had Jamal Boykin (203-F-87, college: California) (19p) and Gordon Watt (198-F-86, college: Houston Baptist) (23p) as leading scorers.

Quarters: 19-17, 47-45, 69-72, 89-98

Pizza Express Apollon: Gabrans 10, Rush 11, Robinson 8 (2), Lezhava 10 (1), Waleskowski 4, Raymond 9 (1), Pantouris 8 (1), Grafs 6, Ford 2, Troy Gillenwater 30 (3)

Hasapis Omonia Nicosia : Gordon Watt 23 (2), Radojicic 4, Avalic 7 (1), Bostick 14 (3), Souflias 4, Jamal Boykin 19, Papadopoulos 18 (2)




ROUND 5- ANALYTICAL STATISTICS - WEEKLY AWARD TO....! - by Dr. Nasios Orinos
Categories

Round 5
1)Top scorer= Watt - Omonoia = 23 points
2)Top rebounder= Boykin-Omonoia =13 rebounds
3)Top assist man= Panteli -Aek and Raymond-Apollon= 5 assists
4)Top stealer= Panteli - Aek = 3 steals
5)Most turnovers= Reed-Enad = 5 turnovers
6)Best scoring team in Round 5=Apollon (scored 98 pts)
7)Best defensive team in Round 5= Aek (received 60 pts)

Highlights and award Round 5

Important victory for Apollon that is 3-1 and is only 1 victory away from the top.

The weekly award goes to Troy Gillenwater (205-F-88, college: N.Mexico St.) of Apollon (10 rebounds, 30 points).

Situationals

Scoring >77 in Round 5

Omonoia (scored 89)
Apollon (scored 98)

The statistical analysis of the 5th week infers that the cut of points scored is placed at 77 points.

*Game Keravnos-Ael is not included in the statistics



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


1Liga Round 10: B&W Opava B is upset by Sokol Prazsky - by Eurobasket News
There were many interesting games last round. The round ended with favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The most important game in the last round took place in Praha between second ranked B&W Opava B (8-2) and fourth ranked Sokol Prazsky (7-3) on Friday night. B&W Opava B was crushed by Sokol Prazsky on the road 80-61. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of B&W Opava B. The game was mostly controlled by Sokol Prazsky. B&W Opava B managed to win third quarter 20-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding B&W Opava B to just 4 points in fourth quarter. Sokol Prazsky have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 7-3 record, which they share with Trutnov and Proton Zlin. B&W Opava B at the other side keeps the second place with two games lost. They share the position with Sparta Praha. Sokol Prazsky is looking forward to face Sokol Hradec Kralove (#7) on the road in the next round. B&W Opava B will play against Sokol Vysehrad (#12) and is hoping to win this game.
Undefeated leader BK Lions Hradec delivered the tenth consecutive victory. This time they crushed 12th ranked Mlada Boleslav (1-9) 105-66. Undefeated BK Lions Hradec (10-0) have an impressive ten-game winning streak. They maintain first position with a perfect record of 10 victories in a row. Mlada Boleslav lost ninth consecutive game. Newly promoted team dropped to the thirteenth place with nine games lost. BK Lions Hradec will play against Proton Zlin (#6) at home in the next round where they are favorite. Mlada Boleslav will play against Kara Trutnov (#5) to get more than just one victory in their record.
Bottom-ranked Kladno (0-10) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 76-53 loss to eighth ranked BC Benesov (5-5) in Benesov on Sunday evening. BC Benesov maintains eighth position with 5-5 record. Newly promoted Kladno still closes the standings with ten games lost. BC Benesov will meet Slavoj BK Litomerice (#10) on the road in the next round. Kladno will play against BK Kondori Liberec (#9) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
The game in Liberec was also worth to mention about. Seventh ranked Kara Trutnov (7-3) played at the court of 8th ranked BK Kondori Liberec (4-6). Kara Trutnov did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 94-76. Kara Trutnov moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Sokol Prazsky and Proton Zlin. BK Kondori Liberec at the other side dropped to the ninth position with six games lost. Kara Trutnov's next round opponent will be Mlada Boleslav (#13) at home and are hoping to win another game. BK Kondori Liberec will play against Kladno (#14).
Tenth-ranked Slavoj BK Litomerice (3-7) made lots of trouble for third ranked Sparta Praha (8-2) on Friday. Sparta Praha managed to secure only two-point victory 68-66. However their fans expected much easier game. Sparta Praha have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Opava B. Loser Slavoj BK Litomerice keeps the tenth position with seven games lost. Sparta Praha will face BK Prostejov B (#11) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Slavoj BK Litomerice will play against BC Benesov and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last two games of round 10 Sokol H.Kralove was defeated by Proton Zlin in a road game 99-93. Vysehrad was beaten by Prostejov B at home 73-76.



Sparta Praha - Litomerice 68-66

Tenth-ranked Slavoj BK Litomerice (3-7) made lots of trouble for third ranked Sparta Praha (8-2) on Friday. Sparta Praha managed to secure only two-point victory 68-66. However their fans expected much easier game. The hosts trailed by 3 points after three quarters before their 21-16 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Sparta Praha have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Opava B. Loser Slavoj BK Litomerice keeps the tenth position with seven games lost. Sparta Praha will face BK Prostejov B (#11) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Slavoj BK Litomerice will play against BC Benesov and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 143219


Benesov - Kladno 76-53

Bottom-ranked Kladno (0-10) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 76-53 loss to eighth ranked BC Benesov (5-5) in Benesov on Sunday evening. The game without a history. BC Benesov led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Kladno to just 5 points in first quarter. BC Benesov maintains eighth position with 5-5 record. Newly promoted Kladno still closes the standings with ten games lost. BC Benesov will meet Slavoj BK Litomerice (#10) on the road in the next round. Kladno will play against BK Kondori Liberec (#9) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
gschID: 143220


Liberec - Trutnov 76-94

The game in Liberec was also worth to mention about. Seventh ranked Kara Trutnov (7-3) played at the court of 8th ranked BK Kondori Liberec (4-6). Kara Trutnov did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 94-76. Kara Trutnov moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Sokol Prazsky and Proton Zlin. BK Kondori Liberec at the other side dropped to the ninth position with six games lost. Kara Trutnov's next round opponent will be Mlada Boleslav (#13) at home and are hoping to win another game. BK Kondori Liberec will play against Kladno (#14).
gschID: 143221


Mlada Boleslav - J.Hradec 66-105

Undefeated leader BK Lions Hradec delivered the tenth consecutive victory. This time they crushed 12th ranked Mlada Boleslav (1-9) 105-66. The game without a history. BK Lions Hradec led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. BK Lions Hradec (10-0) have an impressive ten-game winning streak. They maintain first position with a perfect record of 10 victories in a row. Mlada Boleslav lost ninth consecutive game. Newly promoted team dropped to the thirteenth place with nine games lost. BK Lions Hradec will play against Proton Zlin (#6) at home in the next round where they are favorite. Mlada Boleslav will play against Kara Trutnov (#5) to get more than just one victory in their record.
gschID: 143222


Proton Zlin - Sokol H.Kralove 99-93

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both sixth ranked Proton Zlin and 7th ranked Sokol Hradec Kralove had identical 6-3 record. This time Proton Zlin used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Hradec Kralove 99-93 on Sunday night. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Sokol Hradec Kralove won third quarter 25-22. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Proton Zlin (7-3) moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Sokol Prazsky and Trutnov. Loser Sokol Hradec Kralove keeps the seventh position with four games lost. Proton Zlin will face league's leader BK Lions Hradec in J.Hradec in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Sokol Hradec Kralove will play at home against Sokol Prazsky (#4) in Praha.
gschID: 143223


Sokol Prazsky - Opava B 80-61

The most important game in the last round took place in Praha between second ranked B&W Opava B (8-2) and fourth ranked Sokol Prazsky (7-3) on Friday night. B&W Opava B was crushed by Sokol Prazsky on the road 80-61. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of B&W Opava B. The game was mostly controlled by Sokol Prazsky. B&W Opava B managed to win third quarter 20-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding B&W Opava B to just 4 points in fourth quarter. Sokol Prazsky have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 7-3 record, which they share with Trutnov and Proton Zlin. B&W Opava B at the other side keeps the second place with two games lost. They share the position with Sparta Praha. Sokol Prazsky is looking forward to face Sokol Hradec Kralove (#7) on the road in the next round. B&W Opava B will play against Sokol Vysehrad (#12) and is hoping to win this game.
gschID: 143217


Vysehrad - Prostejov B 73-76

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams when twelfth ranked BK Prostejov B (2-8) edged on the road 11th ranked Sokol Vysehrad (2-8) 76-73 on Sunday. BK Prostejov B moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with Vysehrad. BK Prostejov B will face higher ranked Sparta Praha (#3) at home in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
gschID: 143218




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  DENMARK   


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


Stats Leaders - Basketligaen
Points Per Game
 Will HARRIS
  Horsens IC
  (198-F-86)
  Avg: 26.9
 1. Harris, Horsens IC26.9 
 2. White, Aalborg26.1 
 3. Kingsley, Svendborg22.9 
 4. Rasmussen, Vaerl.21.0 
 5. Rutherford, SISU20.9 
 6. Henry, Naestved20.4 
 7. Curry, Aabyhoj19.8 
 8. Bishop, Aalborg19.5 
 9. Colman, Svendborg16.8 
 10. Dennis, SISU16.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Tony BISHOP
  Aalborg
  (201-F-89)
  Avg: 11.4
 1. Bishop, Aalborg11.4 
 2. St.John, Horsens10.4 
 3. Glynn, Naestved10.1 
 4. Phillips, Aabyhoj10.0 
 5. Benjamin, Horsholm9.6 
 6. Curry, Aabyhoj9.4 
 7. Harris, Horsens IC9.3 
 8. Ba, Falcon8.8 
 9. Plannthin, Svend.8.3 
 10. Johansen, Naestv.8.2 
Assists Per Game
 Corin HENRY
  Naestved
  (180-PG-88)
  Avg: 4.6
 1. Henry, Naestved4.6 
 2. White, Aalborg4.5 
 3. Sakne, Horsens IC4.2 
 4. Elgmork, Aalborg4.0 
 5. McFarlane, Falcon4.0 
 6. Colman, Svendborg4.0 
 7. Curry, Aabyhoj3.8 
 8. Iversen, Bakken3.5 
 9. Sattler, Horsens IC3.5 
 10. Dennis, SISU3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Corin HENRY
  Naestved
  (180-PG-88)
  Avg: 4.9
 1. Henry, Naestved4.9 
 2. Wire, Vaerlose3.3 
 3. White, Aalborg2.5 
 4. Dennis, SISU2.5 
 5. McFarlane, Falcon2.3 
 6. Plannthin, Svend.2.2 
 7. Curry, Aabyhoj2.1 
 8. Glynn, Naestved1.9 
 9. Sattler, Horsens IC1.8 
 10. Bishop, Aalborg1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Jenard HARRISON
  SISU
  (203-F-84)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Harrison, SISU2.4 
 2. Phillips, Aabyhoj2.1 
 3. Curry, Aabyhoj2.0 
 4. Bishop, Aalborg1.9 
 5. Christoffers., Bak.1.8 
 6. Marinkovic, Horsho.1.7 
 7. Colas, Horsholm1.5 
 8. Eleraky, Aalborg1.1 
 9. Larsen, Vaerlose1.0 
 10. Vinson, Svendborg1.0 


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  EBA   


Offensive Battle Opens EBA Season - by EBA Media
The Dunk Heard around the Hudson Valley

The Hudson Valley Hype opened their season at home against division rivals the New York Wizards Saturday afternoon with a 122-120 win. No NBA is no problem for Hudson Valley, the Hype put on a show that featured their team mascot, the local championship cheer team from Pine Bush High School, music, and gift bags for kids. Oh, and lets not forget some of the best players in NYC on both teams - competing from tip-off to the final buzzer!

In what could easily go down as the game of they year, the Hype jumped out to an early 12 to 2 lead on the Wizards and didnt look back thanks to the player of the game Lloyd Clinton. Lloyd finished the game with a double double consisting of 36 point and 11 rebounds. College standouts Anderson LaBase and Dominique Jones combined for 33 points. The big man Kiwan Smith had 22 from everywhere on the court and the high flying Steffon Farley ended the night with 14, but his most important two came in the closing seconds of the 4th quarter.

In a game that saw everything from blocked shots to killer crossovers to stifling defense there was still one play left in the book for the Hype to pull out. The Wizards fought off a 9 point deficit to tie the game at 120 a piece with 3.5 seconds left and an almost certain overtime coming, until a screen play was called for Steffon who received the perfect alley-oop pass for a dunk to put the Hype ahead by two. With only 1.4 seconds left in the game the Wizards were forced to launch a desperation shot from court. The Wizards top scorers were Jermaine Abraham and two time league MVP Aubin Scott with 24 and 21 respectively.

The two teams will return to action December 17 on the Wizards' home court.



Standings
EBA Standings
Northern Div.
 1. Hudson V.H. 1-0 
 2. Destroyers 0-0 
 3. Harrisburg H. 0-0 
 4. North Jersey P. 0-0 
 5. South Jersey E. 0-0 
 6. New York W. 0-1 
Southern Div.
 1. Carolina G. 0-0 
 2. M. All-Stars 0-0 
 3. Maryland M. 0-0 
 4. NoVa H. 0-0 
 5. Old Domin. M. 0-0 
 6. Portsmouth C. 0-0 
 7. Washington M. 0-0 
 8. Winchester S. 0-0 


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  FINLAND   


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


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


Stats Leaders - Division I
Points Per Game
 Lloyd PHILLIPS
  Oulun N.
  (178-PG-85)
  Avg: 27.7
 1. Phillips, Oulun N.27.7 
 2. Baxley, Lapua25.9 
 3. Manning, Huima24.6 
 4. Nofflet, Oulun N.23.3 
 5. Harjula, Pyrinto II21.3 
 6. Reed, Lapua21.3 
 7. Williams, Lapua21.3 
 8. Little, SayRi20.0 
 9. Green, Ura Basket19.9 
 10. Robinson, FoKoPo19.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Baboucarr BOJANG
  FoKoPo
  (204-F-80)
  Avg: 14.1
 1. Bojang, FoKoPo14.1 
 2. Moultrie, Oulun N.14.0 
 3. Cooper, SayRi13.5 
 4. Townes, BC Nokia11.3 
 5. Britton, Huima10.7 
 6. January, BC Nokia10.4 
 7. Coleman, FoKoPo10.0 
 8. Green, Ura Basket9.9 
 9. Nofflet, Oulun N.8.9 
 10. Jackson, Lapua8.7 
Assists Per Game
 Shawn HENDERSON
  Porvoo.
  (190-G-)
  Avg: 6
 1. Henderson, Porvoo.6.0 
 2. Ikavalko, FoKoPo5.7 
 3. Manning, Huima4.6 
 4. Phillips, Oulun N.4.4 
 5. Storrs, Jyvaskyla4.0 
 6. Riihela, BC Nokia3.8 
 7. Jackson, Lapua3.7 
 8. Abdullah, SayRi3.0 
 9. Viertola, Huima2.7 
 10. Robinson, FoKoPo2.7 
Steals Per Game
 Emmanuel JACKSON
  Lapua
  (188-G-)
  Avg: 3
 1. Jackson, Lapua3.0 
 2. January, BC Nokia2.4 
 3. Vanjoki, Tapiolan.2.3 
 4. Nieminen, SayRi2.2 
 5. Reed, Lapua2.0 
 6. Townes, BC Nokia2.0 
 7. Jackson, Porvoon2.0 
 8. Little, Porvoon2.0 
 9. Nofflet, Oulun N.2.0 
 10. Bojang, FoKoPo2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Brian MOULTRIE
  Oulun N.
  (198-C/F-87)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Moultrie, Oulun N.2.3 
 2. Andrews, Ura B.1.9 
 3. Pulkkinen, Pyrin.1.2 
 4. Molenius, FoKoPo1.2 
 5. Laitinen, Tapiol.1.2 
 6. Cooper, SayRi1.0 
 7. Mattila, Pyrin.1.0 
 8. Townes, BC Nokia1.0 
 9. Dolenc, Tapiolan.0.8 
 10. Still, Porvoon Ta.0.6 


Stats Leaders - Korisliiga
Points Per Game
 Martin ZENO
  Nilan Bisons
  (196-G-85)
  Avg: 23
 1. Zeno, Nilan Bisons23.0 
 2. Holloway, Salon V.22.0 
 3. Williams, Pyrinto20.1 
 4. Ivey, Nilan Bisons20.1 
 5. Beidler, Kauhajoki19.7 
 6. Tiedeman, LrNM.19.3 
 7. Brooks, Namika L.18.7 
 8. Blue, KTP18.6 
 9. Newson, Kataja18.1 
 10. Johnson, Korihait17.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 John FIELDS
  Salon Vilpas
  (205-F-88)
  Avg: 14.3
 1. Fields, Salon Vilp.14.3 
 2. Blue, KTP10.1 
 3. Beidler, Kauhajoki9.5 
 4. McDade, Nilan B.8.9 
 5. Williams, Pyrinto8.9 
 6. Nikkila, Pyrinto8.7 
 7. Zeno, Nilan Bisons8.7 
 8. Hairston, Salon V.8.7 
 9. Newson, Kataja8.2 
 10. Heard, ToPo7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Petri VIRTANEN
  Kataja
  (183-G-80)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Virtanen, Kataja5.3 
 2. Williams, Pyrinto5.1 
 3. Walker, Kataja4.3 
 4. Hannah, Kauhajoki4.3 
 5. Ivey, Nilan Bisons4.3 
 6. Haynes, LrNM.4.2 
 7. Sarcevic, KTP4.1 
 8. Vuori, Kauhajoki4.0 
 9. Nikkarinen, Kouvot3.4 
 10. Zeno, Nilan Bisons3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Antwine WILLIAMS
  Pyrinto
  (192-F-75)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Williams, Pyrinto3.1 
 2. Sten, Kataja2.6 
 3. Moore, Korihait2.5 
 4. Beidler, Kauhajoki2.3 
 5. Sarcevic, KTP2.2 
 6. Brooks, Namika L.2.1 
 7. Newson, Kataja2.1 
 8. Holloway, Salon V.1.8 
 9. Haynes, LrNM.1.8 
 10. Jordan, Kouvot1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 John FIELDS
  Salon Vilpas
  (205-F-88)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Fields, Salon Vilp.2.7 
 2. Beidler, Kauhajoki2.3 
 3. Hairston, Salon V.1.3 
 4. Price, Kataja1.0 
 5. Jones, Nilan Bisons1.0 
 6. Nikkila, Pyrinto1.0 
 7. Zeno, Nilan Bisons0.9 
 8. Newson, Kataja0.8 
 9. Vanttaja, Kouvot0.8 
 10. Bell, KTP0.7 


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  FRANCE   


Standings - ProA
ProA Standings
 1. Nancy 6-0 
 2. Chalon 5-1 
 3. Gravelines 5-1 
 4. Le Mans 4-2 
 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 


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


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. Rochestie, Le Mans20.3 
 4. Parker, AS.19.8 
 5. Williams, Paris-.18.7 
 6. Morlende, Hyeres-T.18.6 
 7. Holland, Roanne18.3 
 8. Gipson, Pau-Lacq.18.0 
 9. Cox, Le Havre17.7 
 10. Schilb, Chalon17.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ian MAHINMI
  Le Havre
  (206-F/C-86)
  Avg: 13
 1. Mahinmi, Le Havre13.0 
 2. Akingbala, Nancy8.8 
 3. Elonu, Pau-Lacq.8.5 
 4. Aminu, Chalon8.2 
 5. Falker, Cholet7.8 
 6. Sommerville, Le Ma.7.5 
 7. Jackson, Roanne7.5 
 8. Hamilton, Paris-.7.3 
 9. Guillard, Poitiers7.3 
 10. Sy, Orleans6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Kareem REID
  Hyeres-Toulon
  (178-PG-75)
  Avg: 12.8
 1. Reid, Hyeres-Toulon12.8 
 2. Rochestie, Le Mans6.3 
 3. Linehan, Nancy6.3 
 4. Barrett, Roanne6.2 
 5. Parker, AS.5.6 
 6. Pellin, Orleans5.3 
 7. Wise, Le Havre5.0 
 8. Schilb, Chalon5.0 
 9. Diabate, Roanne5.0 
 10. Meacham, Paris-.4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Nicolas BATUM
  Nancy
  (201-F-88)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Batum, Nancy2.5 
 2. Linehan, Nancy2.5 
 3. Riley, Nanterre2.5 
 4. Goss, AS.2.3 
 5. Diabate, Roanne2.3 
 6. Parsons, Cholet2.3 
 7. Gipson, Pau-Lacq.2.2 
 8. Pellin, Orleans2.0 
 9. Bokolo, Gravelines2.0 
 10. Acker, Le Mans2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Ronny TURIAF
  AS.
  (208-C/F-83)
  Avg: 2
 1. Turiaf, AS.2.0 
 2. Boungou Colo, Le1.5 
 3. Akingbala, Nancy1.5 
 4. Williams, Paris-.1.5 
 5. Gobert, Cholet1.3 
 6. Sy, Orleans1.2 
 7. Falker, Cholet1.2 
 8. Nichols, Cholet1.2 
 9. Issa, Gravelines1.2 
 10. Jackson, Roanne1.2 


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. Clark, Fos Ouest16.7 
 6. Milbourne, Limoges16.7 
 7. McKenzie, Boulazac16.5 
 8. Paelay, Quimper16.4 
 9. Franklin, Vichy16.1 
 10. Smith, Lille16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Christophe MASSIE
  Limoges
  (206-C/F-77)
  Avg: 12.4
 1. Massie, Limoges12.4 
 2. Wood, Evreux10.7 
 3. Rossiter, Denain10.4 
 4. Brown, Maurienne9.3 
 5. Badiane, Antibes9.1 
 6. Wyatte, Le Portel8.4 
 7. Allen, Antibes8.4 
 8. Barro, Bourg8.4 
 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. Denave, St Vallier5.5 
 4. Darnauzan, Mauri.5.3 
 5. Gomis, Limoges5.0 
 6. Choquet, Fos Ouest5.0 
 7. Atamna, Fos Ouest4.9 
 8. Poupet, Rouen4.7 
 9. Sauret, Lille4.7 
 10. Rowland, Evreux4.4 
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. McCray, Boulogne2.3 
 7. Taylor, Le Portel2.3 
 8. Marshall, Lille2.1 
 9. Sauret, Lille2.1 
 10. Paelay, Quimper2.1 
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 


Ajinca's double-double lands him Player of the Week award (by BasketStore) - by Eurobasket News
23-year old center Alexis Ajinca (215-C-88, agency: Priority Sports) put on an amazing game in the last round for Hyeres-Toulon and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 6.
He had a double-double of 19 points and 13 rebounds, while his team edged out Poitiers (#11, 2-4) 93-90. The game rather meaningless between the teams, which do not have any influence on the top of the standings. Hyeres-Toulon is placed at 15th position in league. Too late to salvage the team, which is currently ranked such low. They already lost 5 games and recorded just one victory. In the team's last game Ajinca had a remarkable 71.4% from 2-point range. He turned to be Hyeres-Toulon's top player in his first season with the team.

Second best performed player last round was Lamont Hamilton (208-C/F-84) of Paris-Levallois. He is American in his 3rd season at Paris-Levallois. In the last game Hamilton recorded impressive 26 points and 7 rebounds. Bad luck as Paris-Levallois lost that game 64-82 to league's leader Nancy (#1, 6-0). Paris-Levallois managed to keep the same 5th spot in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 4-2 record is not bad and everything may still change. Hamilton is one of the most experienced players at Paris-Levallois and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Amara Sy (202-F-81) of Orleans (#7). Sy scored 18 points and grabbed twelve rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Orleans, leading his team to a 98-62 easy win against the lower-ranked Pau-Lacq-Orthez (#16, 1-5). Orleans needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 3 victories and 3 lost games. Sy has a very solid season. In 6 games in France he scored 14.5ppg. He also has 6.8rpg, 1.2bpg and FGP: 65.4%. Amara Sy has also French passport and can play in the league with a status of domestic player.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Sean Marshall (198-G/F-85) of Dijon - 24 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Chris Oliver (198-F-85) of Strasbourg - 17 points and 11 rebounds
6. Nicolas Batum (201-F-88) of Nancy - 19 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists
7. Taylor Rochestie (185-PG-85) of Le Mans - 28 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists
8. Paccelis Morlende (189-G-81) of Hyeres-Toulon - 26 points and 6 assists
9. Alade Aminu (207-C/F-87) of Chalon - 15 points and 8 rebounds
10. Nicholas Pope (196-F/G-84) of Le Havre - 24 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists

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


Cholet wants to return DeMarcus Nelson - by Eurobasket News
DeMarcus Nelson (191-G-85, college: Duke) is no longer a member of BC Donetsk, who decided to release him on Saturday. However, it seems that the player is already close to get a new job. Cholet is close to sign Nelson for rest of the season. He had 10.8 ppg, 3.5 rpg and 2.4 apg in 34 ProA games for the club. He helped Cholet to reach the Playoff Final. Nelson also added 9.2 ppg, 3.3 rpg and 1.5 apg for 10 Euroleague games. In 2009/10, Demarcus Nelson played for Air Avelino. He had 8.9 ppg, 3.7 rpg and 1.2 apg for 30 games in SerieA. A year before that, he played in Croatia and NBA D-League. DeMarcus Nelson is a product of Duke University, where he graduated in 2008. He was captain of the team averaging 14.5 points, 5.8 rebounds and 2.9 assists as a senior. According to rumors, Nelson also had an offer from Italian Casale.

Stats Leaders - N1
Points Per Game
 Jahsha BLUNTT
  Orchy
  (198-G-84)
  Avg: 18.6
 1. Bluntt, Orchy18.6 
 2. Almanson, Challans18.0 
 3. Pridotkas, Brest17.9 
 4. Belser, Charleville17.9 
 5. Merie, Chartres17.5 
 6. Horton, Blois17.3 
 7. Bigote, Cognac17.0 
 8. Thomas, Roche17.0 
 9. Kaunisto, Blois16.8 
 10. Bichard, St Quent.16.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ville KAUNISTO
  Blois
  (204-F-82)
  Avg: 11.6
 1. Kaunisto, Blois11.6 
 2. Caskill, Cognac10.3 
 3. Jaiteh, CFBB10.1 
 4. Pearson, Angers B.9.3 
 5. Pridotkas, Brest8.9 
 6. Mendy, Lievin8.4 
 7. Aubry, Montbrison8.3 
 8. Sanborn, Lievin8.3 
 9. Belser, Charleville7.5 
 10. St Robert, Montb.7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Pierre BROCHARD
  Blois
  (185-PG-80)
  Avg: 6
 1. Brochard, Blois6.0 
 2. Rathieuville, Brest6.0 
 3. Calvez, Charleville5.9 
 4. Barbry, Orchy5.6 
 5. Daube, Le Puy5.1 
 6. Godin, Cognac4.9 
 7. Dessart, Lievin4.5 
 8. Berquier, Chartres4.3 
 9. Ball, St Quentin4.3 
 10. Tillon, Montbrison4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Fabien CALVEZ
  Charleville
  (187-G-84)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Calvez, Charleville2.5 
 2. Cretaux, Lievin2.4 
 3. Toto N''Kote, Roche2.3 
 4. Pistre, Charleville2.1 
 5. Bassine, Sorgues2.1 
 6. Bigote, Cognac2.1 
 7. Dessart, Lievin2.0 
 8. Brochard, Blois1.9 
 9. Ball, St Quentin1.8 
 10. Gourari, Rueil1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Ian CASKILL
  Cognac
  (207-C-81)
  Avg: 2
 1. Caskill, Cognac2.0 
 2. Alingue, Souffel1.8 
 3. N''Diaye, Souffel1.6 
 4. Mendy, Lievin1.3 
 5. Diame, Rueil1.0 
 6. Borval, Le Puy1.0 
 7. Ipouck, Chartres1.0 
 8. Jaiteh, CFBB1.0 
 9. Casseus, Angers B.0.9 
 10. Lopez, Brest0.8 


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  FYR MACEDONIA   


Rabotnicki signs Milos Pavlovc - by Eurobasket News
Milos Pavlovic (210-F/C-84, agency: BeoExcell) is a new member of Rabotnicki. The Serbian big guy signed a deal for rest of the season. The 27-year-old Pavlovic started it on Cyprus with APOEL Nicosia. However, they parted ways few days ago. Pavlovic already made debut with his new team. He had 17 points and 6 rebounds against Torus. His team lost on the road 76-70. Milos Pavlovic spent last season in Romania. Actually, he split it between Romania and Ukraine. In the past, he also played in Greece. In 2009, Milos Pavlovic was named Eurobasket.com All-Ukrainian UBL Player of the Year -09. He was a member of Kryvbasbasket-Lux Kryvyi Rih that season. For 51 games in Ukraine, Pavlovic had 11.7 ppg and 3.9 rpg. In the past, Pavlovic played for Serbian teams Beovuk, Borac and FMP.

Vladimir Zujovic joins Rabotnicki - by Eurobasket News
Vladimir Zujovic (201-F/G-80, college: Lock Haven) will continue his career in FYROM. The Serbian G/F penned a deal with Rabotnicki and joined his countrymate Milos Pavlovic, who also signed for the club. Zujovic spent last season on Cyprus. He was a member of Apollon. In 2009/10, he played for the Bosnian team Igokea Aleksandrovac. Earlier, Zujovic played for Napredak Rubin, Swisslion Takovo, Makedonikos, PAOK, Bosna etc. Vladimir Zujovic already made debut with his new team, but was scoreless for 18 minutes on the court. Rabotnicki lost that game to Torus on the road, 76-70. Vladimir Zujovic was named Eurobasket.com All-Bosnia and Herzegovina League Forward of the Year -10. He had 7.5 ppg, 2.9 rpg and 2.1 apg that season for Igokea.

Georgievski's 37-point game gives him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News
29-year old swingman Vladimir Georgievski (194-G/F-82) put on an amazing game in the last round for Vardar and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 7.
He had the game-high 37 points adding nine rebounds and five assists for Vardar in his team's victory, helping them to beat ABA Strumica (#9, 1-6) 101-95. Vardar is placed at 6th position in league. Vardar is rather a weak team placed in lower part in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 2-4 record. In the team's last game Georgievski had a remarkable 88.9% from 2-point range. He turned to be Vardar's top player in his first season with the team. Vladimir Georgievski averages this season 13.5ppg.

Second best performed player last round was Gjorgi Cekovski (203-F/C-79) of MZT Skopje. He is former international forward in his first season at MZT Skopje. In the last game Cekovski recorded impressive 24 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists. Of course MZT Skopje cruised to a 88-81 relatively comfortable win over slightly lower-ranked Kumanovo (#5, 2-4). MZT Skopje's 3rd position in the standings has not changed. His team lost just one game this season, while they won 6 matches. Cekovski is a newcomer at MZT Skopje and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Dejan Mikic (201-F-86) of Kumanovo (#5). Mikic scored 19 points and grabbed thirteen rebounds (!!!). Despite Mikic's great performance Kumanovo lost 81-88 to slightly higher-ranked MZT Skopje (#3, 6-1). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Kumanovo not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 4 games, recording just two victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Mikic could try to bring Kumanovo's a little bit higher in the standings. Mikic has individually a great season in FYR Macedonia. After only 6 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 7.2rpg (4th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Vladimir Filipovic (195-G-85) of Lirija - 26 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Nemanja Jelesijevic (209-C/F-79) of Kumanovo - 22 points and 10 rebounds
6. Justin Reynolds (204-F/C-88) of Torus Skopje - 18 points and 8 rebounds
7. Dustin Mitchell (206-F/C) of Lirija - 19 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Nikola Karakolev (197-SG-87) of Torus Skopje - 19 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Sinisa Avramovski (209-C-85) of Lirija - 12 points and 6 rebounds
10. Dime Tasovski (200-F-80) of Rabotnicki - 11 points and 7 rebounds

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


Stats Leaders - Superleague
Points Per Game
 Phillip BROOKS
  ABA S.
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 23.4
 1. Brooks, ABA S.23.4 
 2. Janjusevic, Kuman.20.8 
 3. Life, Lirija20.3 
 4. Radulovic, Vardar19.8 
 5. Dahlman, MZT S.18.7 
 6. Nikolovski, Feni I.18.6 
 7. Boswell, ABA S.18.4 
 8. Tasovski, Rabotnic.18.2 
 9. Karadzovski, Torus18.0 
 10. Jelesijevic, Kuma.17.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Noah DAHLMAN
  MZT S.
  (200-F-89)
  Avg: 9.8
 1. Dahlman, MZT S.9.8 
 2. Mitchell, Lirija8.3 
 3. Trajkovski, Torus8.0 
 4. Mikic, Kumanovo7.2 
 5. Cekovski, MZT S.6.7 
 6. Cole, Rabotnicki6.6 
 7. Simic, Lirija6.5 
 8. Jelesijevic, Kuman.6.5 
 9. Hadzivasilev, ABA6.5 
 10. Nikolovski, Feni6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Sasa OCOKOLJIC
  Feni I.
  (183-PG-76)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Ocokoljic, Feni I.4.3 
 2. Morban, Lirija4.0 
 3. Frye, Feni Indistr.3.7 
 4. Tasevski, Vardar3.5 
 5. Petrovski, Rabotni.3.3 
 6. Radulovic, Vardar3.3 
 7. Samardziev, Feni I.3.2 
 8. Mijajlovic, MZT S.3.1 
 9. Karadzovski, Torus3.0 
 10. Bogoev, Rabotnic.2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Dime TASOVSKI
  Rabotnicki
  (200-F-80)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Tasovski, Rabotnic.2.8 
 2. Simonovski, Feni I.2.3 
 3. Frye, Feni Indistr.2.3 
 4. Filipovic, Lirija1.7 
 5. Radulovic, Vardar1.5 
 6. Stajic, Lirija1.5 
 7. Ocokoljic, Feni I.1.5 
 8. Turner, Torus S.1.3 
 9. Morban, Lirija1.3 
 10. Avramovski, Lirija1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Nemanja JELESIJEVIC
  Kumanovo
  (209-C/F-79)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Jelesijevic, Kuman.1.3 
 2. Cole, Rabotnicki1.0 
 3. Mitchell, Lirija1.0 
 4. Avramovski, Lirija1.0 
 5. Chappell, ABA S.0.8 
 6. Knezevic, Feni I.0.7 
 7. Trajkovski, Torus0.7 
 8. Simic, Lirija0.5 
 9. Brckov, Feni I.0.5 
 10. Karakolev, Torus0.4 


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  GEORGIA   


MIA inked the deal with scoring machine Larry Blair - by Geo Basket
MIA announced signing of another player. It is point maker Larry Blair (183-G-84, college: Liberty), who penned a deal with his new club until the rest of the season. Blair spent last two seasons with French team Denek Bat Urcuit Bayonne. In the latest one he had 24.0ppg, 4.6rpg, 2.5apg, 2.8spg, FGP: 51.3%, 3PT: 30.0%, FT: 83.7% in 31 games. Before France, Larry Blair spent one year in Finland where he became second best leading scorer of the Korisliiga averaging 19.8ppg, 3.7rpg, 3.6apg, 2.6spg, FGP: 59.0%, 3PT: 41.7%, FT: 84.0%.

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


Geogian Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Keyon CARTER
  Dinamo T.
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 30
 1. Carter, Dinamo T.30.0 
 2. Parghalava, Sokhu.25.8 
 3. Patsatsia, Sokhumi25.4 
 4. Kreps, MIA Tbilisi24.8 
 5. Chikviladze, Samed.22.4 
 6. Niniashvili, TSU T.18.5 
 7. Gay, Sokhumi18.5 
 8. Panchulidze, TSU T.17.0 
 9. Khmelidze, Rustavi16.8 
 10. Eliashvili, Batumi16.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Keyon CARTER
  Dinamo T.
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 16.5
 1. Carter, Dinamo T.16.5 
 2. Milutinovic, Olymp.12.5 
 3. Shermadini, TSU T.11.8 
 4. Machaladze, STU T.11.5 
 5. Patsatsia, Sokhumi11.2 
 6. Gay, Sokhumi10.5 
 7. Antadze, STU T.9.8 
 8. Bekauri, Samedicino8.6 
 9. Keshelava, Batumi8.6 
 10. Niniashvili, TSU8.5 
Assists Per Game
 Giorgi GAMQRELIDZE
  Olympus
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 8
 1. Gamqrelidze, Olymp.8.0 
 2. Gaines, Armia6.5 
 3. Artsividze, Rustavi6.0 
 4. Parghalava, Sokhu.5.8 
 5. Mikeladze, Batumi5.4 
 6. Chitashvili, TSU T.5.3 
 7. Chikviladze, Samed.5.0 
 8. Tsekvava, Kutaisi4.6 
 9. Gay, Sokhumi4.5 
 10. Abaishvili, Samed.4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Nika RAMISHVILI
  Batumi
  (181-G-94)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Ramishvili, Batumi3.4 
 2. Kokhreidze, TSU T.3.3 
 3. Chitashvili, TSU T.3.0 
 4. Chachanidze, Rust.3.0 
 5. Gay, Sokhumi2.5 
 6. Gaines, Armia2.3 
 7. Machaladze, STU T.2.3 
 8. Sanadze, Dinamo T.2.2 
 9. Antadze, STU T.2.0 
 10. Beruashvili, STU2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Ilija MILUTINOVIC
  Olympus
  (213-C-88)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Milutinovic, Olymp.2.8 
 2. Kjellbom, Armia2.0 
 3. Machaladze, STU T.2.0 
 4. Carter, Dinamo T.2.0 
 5. Bekauri, Samedicino2.0 
 6. Toudjani, MIA T.1.8 
 7. Atuashvili, Sokhumi1.8 
 8. Berishvili, Olympus1.5 
 9. Tsirekidze, Kutaisi1.5 
 10. Shermadini, TSU T.1.5 


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  GERMANY   


Stats Leaders - 2.Bundesliga
Points Per Game
 Justin STOMMES
  Webmoebel
  (200-G/F-88)
  Avg: 22.3
 1. Stommes, Webmoebel22.3 
 2. McKiver, Braves21.2 
 3. Reese, Duesseldorf20.0 
 4. Roessler, Karlsruhe19.1 
 5. Watts, Heidelberg18.3 
 6. Reid, MBC18.3 
 7. Capel, Cuxhaven18.3 
 8. Samarco, Karlsruhe17.8 
 9. Stutz, Leitershof.17.0 
 10. Brooks, Kirchheim16.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Justin HOWARD
  Karlsruhe
  (208-C-81)
  Avg: 9.7
 1. Howard, Karlsruhe9.7 
 2. Harris, Cuxhaven9.2 
 3. Uskoski, Kirchheim8.7 
 4. Black, Jena8.1 
 5. Webb, Crailsheim7.6 
 6. Lawson, Chemnitz7.4 
 7. Abercrombie, NBC6.8 
 8. Reed, Braves6.8 
 9. Watts, Heidelberg6.7 
 10. Reid, MBC6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Lee JEKA
  Braves
  (187-G-83)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Jeka, Braves5.8 
 2. Diggs, Webmoebel5.3 
 3. Rice, Cuxhaven5.2 
 4. Smith, Kirchheim5.2 
 5. Williamson, Ehingen5.0 
 6. Holcomb Faye, MBC4.8 
 7. Chavis, NBC4.6 
 8. Burgess, Heidelberg4.6 
 9. Johnson, Chemnitz4.5 
 10. Hill, Crailsheim4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Cedric BROOKS
  Kirchheim
  (185-G-80)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Brooks, Kirchheim2.4 
 2. Bowlin, Leitershof.2.0 
 3. Rice, Cuxhaven2.0 
 4. Williamson, Ehingen2.0 
 5. Stommes, Webmoebel1.9 
 6. Johnson, Chemnitz1.9 
 7. Capel, Cuxhaven1.7 
 8. Ishizaki, Chemnitz1.7 
 9. Harris, NBC1.6 
 10. Barker, Jena1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Dmitriy CHEREMNYKH
  Braves
  (213-C-78)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Cheremnykh, Braves1.9 
 2. Zipser, Heidelberg1.3 
 3. Oakes, MBC1.0 
 4. Harris, Cuxhaven1.0 
 5. Maier, Kirchheim0.8 
 6. Schoo, Heidelberg0.8 
 7. Thomas, Kirchheim0.8 
 8. Flomo, Duesseldorf0.8 
 9. Williamson, Ehingen0.8 
 10. Howard, Karlsruhe0.8 


Kramer's 15 points and 7 assists give him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News
23-year old guard Chris Kramer (191-G-88) put on an amazing game in the last round for second-ranked Wuerzburg and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 8.
He had the game-high 15 points adding five rebounds and seven assists for s.Oliver Baskets in his team's victory, helping them to outclass Goettingen (#17, 1-7) with 32-point margin 92-60. s.Oliver Baskets is placed at 2nd position in league. They would have been even better if they did not have these two lost games earlier in Regular Season. s.Oliver Baskets will need more victories to improve their 6-2 record. Kramer turned to be s.Oliver Baskets' top player in his first season with the team. Chris Kramer averages this season 12.4ppg.

Second best performed player last round was Je'Kel Foster (191-G-83) of B.Muenchen. He is American guard in his first season at B.Muenchen. In the last game Foster recorded impressive 31 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists. Bad luck as B.Muenchen was edged in overtime by slightly higher-ranked Art.Dragons (5-3) 86-83. This loss caused B.Muenchen to drop to 8th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 5-3 record is not bad and everything may still change. Foster is a newcomer at B.Muenchen and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 16.3ppg (#7).

Third place about best performers goes to another B.Muenchen's star - forward Chevon Troutman (202-F-81, agency: ACMT). Troutman scored 21 points and grabbed twelve rebounds (!!!). Despite Troutman's great performance B.Muenchen lost 83-86in overtime to Art.Dragons (5-3). But his team cannot count on just these two top stars as they also need help of the other teammates. The last thing B.Muenchen needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 5 victories and 3 lost games. Troutman has a great season in Germany. After only 4 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 17.8ppg (3rd best) and rebounds with 9.0rpg (2nd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Chris Ensminger (209-C-73) of Telekom Baskets - 21 points and 13 rebounds
5. Adam Chubb (208-F/C-81) of EWE Baskets - 16 points and 12 rebounds
6. Predrag Suput (200-F-77) of Brose Baskets - 20 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Ronald Burrell (204-F-83) of EWE Baskets - 19 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Donatas Zavackas (203-F-80) of EnBW L'burg - 19 points and 6 rebounds
9. Dane Watts (203-F-86) of Ratiopharm - 13 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Marcus Slaughter (204-C/F-85) of Brose Baskets - 16 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists

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


Torrell Martin Doesnt Need To Display Traffic Dunks But Shows His Taste Of Ray Allen Leading Bremerhaven Past The Fraport Skyliners 63-55 - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
3 years ago around this time, The New England Patriots were still recovering from their surprising and disheartening Super Bowl loss to the New York Giants, Keith Simmons was starting his first season with The Deutsche Bank Skyliners and thoughts of playing the next three years in Turkey were still far away and Marcus Slaughter was learning the hard way not to eat a curry hot dog before a basketball game. Three years ago the Eisaberen Bremerhaven were in the midst of a 16 game losing streak despite strong play from Marcus Slaughter who was the top Eisbaeren scorer in their first seven games. Now in 2011, the basketball world of the Eisbaeren Bremerhaven is solid as they rest in position six whereas the Fraport Skyliners basketball world in the last four years has been as radiant as the smile of actor George Clooney, the surfing success of American Kelly Slater or the hit making of French artist David Guetta, but this season the team is going through unexpected and unwanted growing pains as their losing streak grew to five games as they let the game slip out of their hands into the bushy white claws of the Eisbaeren Bremerhaven in the fourth quarter losing 63-55. Frankfurt played a lot better than in the last games, but sometimes during losing streaks, basketball luck and lady luck dont always mesh. Long losing streaks are always tough and they wear down a team mentally. Losing at the end was tough, because coach prepared us well and we showed a lot of improvement on defense. I remember going through a 13 game losing streak at Northwestern. We stuck together as a team and continued to work hard. We stayed tough and broke the streak, stressed Skyliner guard Michael Thompson. Bremerhaven point guard Jamison Brewer who has 54 NBA games under his belt knows something about losing streaks. I remember as a freshman at Auburn, we lost 12 games in a row and all in the last minute and three in overtime. If Frankfurt really has a team belief then they will dig down look in the mirror and come together as a unit. They have a good team and coach and if they continue to work hard, they will see positive results, stressed Jamison Brewer. I think that Frankfurt have a nice squad. Many teams go through a process of meshing and finding the right team chemistry. I think that Frankfurt will be fine, warned Mike Smith.

After losing by 59 points to eight time Beko BBL champion Alba Berlin and four time Beko BBL champion Brose Baskets Bamberg, The Fraport Skyliners showed vast improvement losing only by eight points to the Eisbaeren Bremerhaven, but in the end a loss is a loss and it doesnt help the team improve their standings position as they fell to position 16 and have a record of 2-6. The Fraport Skyliners were without their most consistent scorer Jon Leuer as they were only able to muster 55 points without his services. Skyliner captain Marius Nolte was drained after the loss and described that working for wins comes a lot harder during a losing streak. It is depressing and frustrating how we lost this game letting the game slip out of our hands and letting Bremerhaven take control. We realize that we have to work so much harder on offense and defense, because we seem to have less luck and gifts when you are losing. We showed good play having control for three quarters, but in the end I honestly think that we had less energy which led to costly turnovers. I dont think that we were nervous just a bit empty leading to the easy mistakes and easy baskets for Bremerhaven, warned Skyliner captain Marius Nolte. The Eisbaeren Bremerhaven who have had big early season wins against the Artland Dragons and Alba Berlin have won four of their last five games and remain at position six with a record of 5-3. The Eisbaeren Bremerhaven didnt play their best basketball, but great in the fourth quarter to get the victory. A win is a win. We played sluggish in the first half, but fought back in the second half, stepped up our defense, got stops late which led to transition baskets, stressed Bremerhaven forward Mike Smith.

Torrell Martin (196-G/F-85, college: Winthrop) who played together with ex Walter Tigers Tuebingen American Michael Jenkins at Winthrop is playing his third season with the Eisbaeren Bremerhaven and has become a real fan favorite who belongs in same category with top players in the league like Dashaun Wood, Bobby Brown, Casey Jacobson or David Holston. These guys do so much for their team. Holston hit three big time bombs in the overtime win against FC Bayren Munich and Martin played a similar role in the fourth quarter getting eight points propelling his team to victory. He finished with 19 points and is a big time clutch player and doesnt always have to thrill with traffic dunks to be successful, but can amaze with his Ray Allen type play. I try to motivate Martin to be like Ray Allen to come off screens and use his athleticism and hit open shots, warned Jamison Brewer. Martin excited the Bremerhaven locker room and was thrilled with the Ray Allen compliment. Ray Allen is cool. Even if I am not making all shots, I keep shooting. I think that it is better not making all your shots, but making the shots that count most, warned Torrell Martin (196-G/F-85, college: Winthrop). Skyliner Michael Thompson played for the first time against Martin and was impressed of the play of the South Carolina native. Martin played a good game. He made some tough shots, but also missed some easy shots. I felt that we made it tough on him at times. But that is what great players like Martin do, find ways to score when it is most important, added Michael Thompson. Seeing Martin hit big shots was nothing new for teammate Mike Smith. Martin is big in every game for us. I guard him in practice every day so I am used to him making big shots. He has confidence to the roof, warned Mike Smith.

One thing that has gnawed at the nerves of the Fraport Skyliners the last weeks has been their inability to get off to a good start , but against the Eisbaeren Bremerhaven they came out strong showing the opponent that their living room was too hot for any Polar bears to thrive in with the basketball. The Eisbaeren Bremerhaven did have two early leads of 2-0 and 4-2, but the Skyliners didnt allow Bremerhaven to get off running and getting a big lead. Frankfurt stayed calm on offense and went on a 7-2 run to lead 11-6 as ex NBA player Jermareo Davidson got hot quick scoring on pull up jumpers over Jason Cain and Chris Mcnaughton. However that quick run by Frankfurt was quickly erased by Bremerhaven who countered with their own 5-0 run to tie the score at 11-11. Cain made a tip in and Torrell Martin (196-G/F-85, college: Winthrop) dropped his first three pointer of the night. Justin Gray found his jumper quickly hitting from downtown Charlotte, but Jason Cain reacted with a coast to coast sprint finishing with a two handed dunk and Martin hit another jumper as Bremerhaven led 15-14. Davidson then hit two free throws and Jimmy Mckinney made a lay up as The Fraport Skyliners led 18-15 after one quarter. I thought that the Skyliners front court and back court were solid. Key for them was the fast starts by Davidson and Gray, stressed the Navarro Thompson who was in town visiting his brother Michael Thompson. We came out aggressive on defense, executed on offense and got our big men involved early, expressed Quantez Robertson. The Fraport Skyliners were shooting 60% from the field and 33% from outside while the Eisbaeren Bremerhaven were shooting 38% from the field and 25% from outside. Bremerhaven had the 8-5 rebound edge and both teams had a high number of turnovers at six a piece.

In the second quarter, The Fraport Skyliners were able to keep control despite The Eisbaeren Bremerhaven tying the score at 18-18 with a Cain dunk who caught Frankfurt napping as he caught a Terrell Everett air ball. German national player Tim Ohlbrecht then entered the game and made a dunk as the Skyliners led 21-18. Davidson and Gray continued to pace the Fraport Skyliners as the American forward scored on a fade away jumper and the ex Wake Forest guard scored two jumpers as the Eisbaeren Bremerhaven trailed 29-23. Despite the Fraport Skyliners having control, they were unable to go on a huge run to get that very comfortable lead as the Eisbaeren Bremerhaven continued to hang around the club house like the little brother does not being allowed to join by the older brother. Role players Jermaine Raffington and Danilo Barthel exchanged buckets as Frankfurt led 31-25. Ex Giessen 46er Zachery peacock hit a jumper as Frankfurt led only 31-27. Frankfurt could of led by a lot more had Ohlbrecht and Davidson not missed 4 free throws. The Fraport Skyliners didnt always have fortune on this day, but then again down the stretch in the second quarter, they got big buckets from Davidson and Barthel who hit their shots with only one second remaining on the shot clock. The Eisbaeren Bremerhaven continued to hang around as they trailed only 35-32 at halftime. Bremerhaven was getting to the free throw line too much. Frankfurt was playing good defense, but a little soft in the low post and at the boards. Davidson was still playing well and I was happy to finally see my brother Michael come into the game, added Navarro Thompson. The Fraport Skyliners were shooting 54% from the field and 38% from the three point line, while The Eisbaeren Bremerhaven were shooting 38% from the field and only 17% from the three point line. Bremerhaven had the 18-14 rebound edge and both teams had eight turnovers a piece.

The Fraport Skyliners started the third quarter with a smooth 6-0 run t lead 41-32 and have their biggest lead of the game and were benefiting off the missed shots of Bremerhaven. The Eisbaeren seemed a bit overmotivated on offense in which they were running their plays nicely, but seemed without luck at times. Bremerhaven lacked the necessary calmness on the set plays and at times looked more like 5 Torrell Martin (196-G/F-85, college: Winthrop) energized bunnies. Bremerhaven continued to stay in striking range as Mcnaughton made a tip in and Martin hit a jumper over Robertson as Frankfurt led only 43-38. Mckinney then found a huge hole in the zone as he scored easily and Beko BBL rookie Mike Smith hit free throws as the Eisbaeren Bremerhaven trailed 45-40. Brewer then made two free throws and Ohlbrecht made a lay in after almost losing the ball out of bounds as Frankfurt led 47-42 shortly before the break. Martin scored on a dunk getting a nice no look pass by Jamison as the Fraport Skyliners still led 47-44 after three quarters. The Eisbaeren came back after we led by nine points. We were missing the abilty to get a big lead again after they came back, stressed Skyliner center Marius Nolte. The Fraport Skyliners were shooting 50% from the field and 25% from the parking lot while The Eisbaeren Bremerhaven were shooting 36% from the field and 14% from the parking lot. Bremerhaven had the 27-21 rebound edge and both teams had 11 turnovers.

Despite never having a comfortable lead in the game, The Fraport Skyliners seemed to be in control of the game, but how quickly basketball games can turn was evident in the first few minutes as the Eisbaeren Bremerhaven came out of the huddle at their bench as if they had received some extra fish as they cruised out with new energy going on a 10-3 run to lead 54-49 and they would never trail again in the basketball game. Peacock started the run with a jumper from the wing, Martin hit a tough in your face jumper and scored on transition getting an extra pass from Smith, Peacock made a tip in and playmaker showed he can penetrate and score as the Fraport arena was quickly quiet as the momentum had changed hands. Frankfurt was forced to very difficult shots and it seemed like they had lost their rhythm and the basketball god was leaning on a polar bear. There was still six minutes left and the Fraport Skyliners continued to fight back as Marius Nolte scored on a lay in which didnt look like a work of art, but was very efficient as Frankfurt trailed 54-51. Peacock then hit a jumper and Quantez Robertson made a tough lay in with his left hand falling to his left as the Eisbaeren Bremerhaven led 56-53. Martin then scored his third and fourth basket of the fourth quarter hitting a catch and pop and getting a back door pass from Brewer for an easy lay up as the Eisbaeren Bremerhaven led 60-53 with time running down and Martin slowly breaking the back of the Skyliners. Quantez Robertson then made his second tough shot of the quarter with his left hand as the Fraport Skyliners trailed only 60-55. There still seemed to be some life, but the Skyliners missed shots and turned over the ball a few times as Chris Mcnaughton hit three more free throws to close out the win for the Eisbaeren Bremerhaven. We were unable to get back on transition defense and Torrell Martin (196-G/F-85, college: Winthrop) got off some screens and hit easy baskets and got them going at the end, stressed Quantez Robertson. Key in the fourth quarter was our defense which led to easy transition baskets, warned Bremerhaven American Mike Smith.

The Eisbaeren Bremerhaven were led by Torrell Martin (196-G/F-85, college: Winthrop) with 19 points and six rebounds. Chris Mcnaughton chipped in with 11 points and five rebounds, Jason Cain produced 11 points and six rebounds and Zachery Peacock added 11 points and seven rebounds. The Fraport Skyliners were led by Jermareo Davidson with 14 points, nine rebounds and two assists and Justin Gray added 14 points and five rebounds. Jimmy Mckinney contributed 12 points, three rebounds and two assists. The FRaport Skyliners hsot 44% from the field and Bremerhaven 40% while both teams stunk it up from the parking lot as they shot for a combined 29% only. The Eisbaeren Bremerhaven led the rebounding battle 37-28 and had no turnovers in the fourth quarter ending with 11, while the Fraport Skyliners turned the ball over 4 times in the last 10 minutes finishing with 15 turnovers. All in all, the Fraport Skyliners gave a spirited effort having too many little mistakes at the end, which can be fixed. The turnovers and not getting back on transition defense were mental lapses that can be corrected, warned Skyliner guard Michael Thompson. The Fraport Skyliners next play FC Bayern Munich in the Beko BBL and can go in with some confidence, because their defense seems solid, but its the offense that needs to be corrected something they can master since they showed enough in the pre season that they can put up a lot of points when they want to. If you can hold a team to 60 points, you usually think that you can win, but we scored only 55 points. We just have to score more. If you want to win, you have to score more than the opponent. It is as simple as that, warned Skyliner guard Justin Gray.



Is NBA Superstar Kevin Durant On Flight To BBC Bayreuth? - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Usually in fall, NFL Sunday is what is in the focus in the States and in Germany it also is for American basketball players, but yesterday rumors and speculation were buzzing in Germany that NBA superstar Kevin Durant (206-G/F-88, college: Texas) is interested in giving his services to German Beko BBL team BBC Bayreuth. These rumors were popping up on basketball forums and a Bavarian newspaper also had this news, but today BBC Bayreuth confirmed that BBC Bayreuth isnt only interested in him, but actual talks between player and team have taken place. Not only BBC Bayreuth is interested, but also top European teams Maccabi Tel Aviv and Valencia are interested in him. Exactly how the terms of Durant playing in Bayreuth look like were described by BBC Bayreuth CEO Manfred Schoetner. 'We have had serious talks with the agent of Durant Aaron Goodwin and his partner in Europe. We are working very hard for getting a short term engagement from Durant. We have checked if it would be possible to get a short term engagement form Durant with our sponsors and have gotten positive signals from them. Our budget for this season will not be effected if we were to get Durant', stressed Manfred Schoetner. Durant has stated via Yahoo.com that he would be interested to playing overseas.

Source: BBC Bayreuth





ProB Round 11: #1 BSW Sixers are defeated by TSV Troester - by Eurobasket News
There was no lack of interesting games this round. The round ended with defeat of the leader, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked BSW Sixers (7-2) in Breitenguessbach on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by ninth ranked TSV Troester (4-5) 73-63. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of BSW Sixers. The game was mostly controlled by TSV Troester. BSW Sixers managed to win third quarter 16-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 24-of-30 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. 25 personal fouls committed by BSW Sixers helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a great evening for center Philipp Neumann (210-92) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds. Naturalized Croatian forward Ivan Pavic (201-81) helped adding 8 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. American forward Aaron Fleetwood (206-84, college: Delaware St., agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement) responded with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 12 rebounds. BSW Sixers' coach Stephen Arigbabu rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. TSV Troester moved-up to seventh place in Group South, which they share with Licher Baeren and Hanau. Newly promoted BSW Sixers still keep top position with two games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. TSV Troester is looking forward to face Licher Baeren (#8) on the road in the next round. BSW Sixers will play against Giessen Pointers (#10) and are hoping to win this game.
Very important is a home loss of second ranked Hertener Loewen (6-4) against eighth ranked SG Schwelmer Baskets (5-5) on Saturday night. Host Hertener Loewen was defeated by SG Schwelmer Baskets in Herten 100-85. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Hertener Loewen. It was an exceptional evening for American forward Alexander Starr (196-84, college: Centenary) who led the winners and scored 19 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists and 5 steals. Jason Smith accounted for 27 points and 4 assists. American forward Ryan Daugherty (193-87, college: Kennesaw St.) came up with 24 points and 4 assists for Hertener Loewen in the defeat. SG Schwelmer Baskets maintains eighth place in Group North with 5-5 record. Hertener Loewen at the other side dropped to the fourth position with four games lost. They share it with Stahnsdorf and Vechta. SG Schwelmer Baskets will play against ALBA Berlin II (#12) at home in the next round. Hertener Loewen will play against Spot Up Medien Baskets (#3) in Braunschweig and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a home loss of second ranked USC Leipzig (7-2) against fourth ranked Noerdlingen (7-2) on Sunday night. Host USC Leipzig was crushed by Noerdlingen in Leipzig 105-78. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of USC Leipzig. It was a key game for the top position in Group South. The best player for the winners was Jason Jamerson who scored 29 points and 7 rebounds. Monyea Pratt produced 18 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists for the hosts. USC Leipzig's coach gave up on the game allowing to play eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Noerdlingen keeps a position of Group South leader, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated USC Leipzig. Noerdlingen will meet at home Fraport Skyliners II (#11) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. USC Leipzig will play against Oettinger Rockets Gotha (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
ProB top team - Hannover Tigers (7-1) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed thirteenth ranked SSV Lok Bernau (0-10) 90-67. Jacob Doerksen orchestrated the victory by scoring 21 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals. Hannover Tigers' coach Michael Mai felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Hannover Tigers have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place in Group North with 7-1 record. SSV Lok Bernau at the other side still closes the standings with ten games lost. Hannover Tigers' next round opponent will be SC Rist Wedel (#9) on the road and are hoping to win another game. SSV Lok Bernau will play against Herzoege Wolfenbuettel (#11) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Bottom-ranked BG Illertal/Weissenhorn (0-9) is still winless. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their ninth consecutive match to seventh ranked TV 1862 Langen (5-4) 92-84 on Sunday evening. It was a great evening for Luke Fitzgerald who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 16 rebounds. TV 1862 Langen's coach Fabian Villmeter used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. TV 1862 Langen moved-up to sixth place in Group South. Loser BG Illertal/Weissenhorn still closes the standings with nine games lost. TV 1862 Langen will face higher ranked Dragons Rhoendorf (#5) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. BG Illertal/Weissenhorn will play against Hanau (#7) and looks forward to get finally their first victory.

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 11:
In Group North SU Medien won against Wolfenbuettel on the opponent's court 84-83. Stahnsdorf managed to outperform Wulfen in a home game 94-82. Vechta recorded a loss to Bayer Giants on the road 86-76. ALBA Berlin II was crushed by Dorsten on its own court 71-93.
In Group South Hanau was smashed by Fraport SKY II in Frankfurt 104-73. Giessen was destroyed by Gotha at home 63-100. Licher Baeren was outscored by Dragons on the opponent's court 94-65.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 16 points, 12 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals by Blake Poole of Dorsten.



Group North
Hannover - Bernau 90-67

ProB top team - Hannover Tigers (7-1) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed thirteenth ranked SSV Lok Bernau (0-10) 90-67. The game was mostly controlled by Hannover Tigers. SSV Lok Bernau was better in fourth quarter 25-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Hannover Tigers forced 23 SSV Lok Bernau turnovers and outrebounded them 38-27 including 25 on the defensive glass. Canadian forward Jacob Doerksen (200-87, agency: Interperformances) orchestrated the victory by scoring 21 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals. Swingman Jan-Peter Prasuhn (198-82) contributed with 15 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Four Hannover Tigers players scored in double figures. Hannover Tigers' coach Michael Mai felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American power forward Martinis Woody (201-82, college: Benedict) answered with 15 points and 9 rebounds and the other American import guard Jermale Jones (186-86, college: Tuskegee) added 17 points and 4 steals in the effort for SSV Lok Bernau. Hannover Tigers have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place in Group North with 7-1 record. SSV Lok Bernau at the other side still closes the standings with ten games lost. Hannover Tigers' next round opponent will be SC Rist Wedel (#9) on the road and are hoping to win another game. SSV Lok Bernau will play against Herzoege Wolfenbuettel (#11) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Hannover: J.Doerksen 21+8reb+4ast, S.Janzen 18+1ast, J.Prasuhn 15+7reb+2ast, M.Williams 11+4reb+2ast, T.Welzel 9+1reb+3ast, R.Williams 8+6reb+4ast
Bernau: J.Jones 17+2reb+1ast, M.Woody 15+9reb+1ast, J.Heide 11+2ast, F.Rathke 8+3reb+1ast, M.Dathe 8+2ast, D.Klein 3+6reb+1ast
gschID: 143617


Herten - Schwelm 85-100

Very important is a home loss of second ranked Hertener Loewen (6-4) against eighth ranked SG Schwelmer Baskets (5-5) on Saturday night. Host Hertener Loewen was defeated by SG Schwelmer Baskets in Herten 100-85. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Hertener Loewen. The game without a history. SG Schwelmer Baskets led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 25-of-29 charity shots (86.2 percent) during the game. Hertener Loewen was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. It was an exceptional evening for American forward Alexander Starr (196-84, college: Centenary) who led the winners and scored 19 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists and 5 steals. His fellow American import guard Jason Smith (183-83, college: Al.-Huntsville) accounted for 27 points and 4 assists for the winning side. American forward Ryan Daugherty (193-87, college: Kennesaw St.) came up with 24 points and 4 assists and power forward Christoph Hackenesch (204-86) added 15 points and 7 rebounds (perfect from the field making all six shots) respectively for Hertener Loewen in the defeat. Four SG Schwelmer Baskets and five Hertener Loewen players scored in double figures. SG Schwelmer Baskets maintains eighth place in Group North with 5-5 record. Hertener Loewen at the other side dropped to the fourth position with four games lost. They share it with Stahnsdorf and Vechta. SG Schwelmer Baskets will play against ALBA Berlin II (#12) at home in the next round. Hertener Loewen will play against Spot Up Medien Baskets (#3) in Braunschweig and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Schwelm: J.Smith 27+1reb+4ast, M.Dohmen 20+2reb, A.Starr 19+8reb+6ast, P.Wischnewski 19+1reb+2ast, K.Speier 7+5reb+2ast, J.Ducker 4+4reb
Herten: R.Daugherty 24+2reb+4ast, C.Hackenesch 15+7reb, R.Wright 15+6reb+1ast, J.Taylor 14+7reb, M.Berger 10+2reb+5ast, M.Depta 5+1reb+1ast
gschID: 143618


Wolfenbuettel - SU Medien 83-84

Very expected game when 12th ranked Herzoege Wolfenbuettel (3-7) was edged at home by third ranked Spot Up Medien Baskets (7-3) 84-83 on Sunday. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Herzoege Wolfenbuettel won fourth quarter 31-24. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Spot Up Medien Baskets shot 66.0 percent from the field. It was a great evening for center Daniel Theis (207-92) who led his team to a victory scoring 26 points and 9 rebounds. Cuban swingman Howard Sant-Roos (198-91) helped adding 16 points, 5 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals. Swingman Henje Knopke (193-85) responded with 22 points and 8 assists and guard Martin Kemp (182-85) scored 20 points and 4 assists. Five Spot Up Medien Baskets and four Herzoege Wolfenbuettel players scored in double figures. Spot Up Medien Baskets moved-up to second place in Group North, which they share with Dorsten. Herzoege Wolfenbuettel lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the eleventh position with seven games lost. Spot Up Medien Baskets will face Hertener Loewen (#6) at home in the next round. Herzoege Wolfenbuettel will play against SSV Lok Bernau (#13) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
SU Medien: D.Theis 26+9reb+1ast, H.Sant-Roos 16+5reb+7ast, F.Theis 13+7reb+1ast, W.Buchmiller 12+3reb+6ast, L.Gertz 10+3reb+2ast, C.Njoya Nken 5+2ast
Wolfenbuettel: H.Knopke 22+3reb+8ast, M.Kemp 20+3reb+4ast, R.Owens 14+9reb+1ast, J.Marquis 13+4reb+4ast, N.Staebe 6+3reb+1ast, D.Nawrocki 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 143619


Stahnsdorf - Wulfen 94-82

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams in Stahnsdorf where seventh ranked RSV Eintracht (6-4) defeated 6th ranked BSV Wulfen (6-5) 94-82 on Sunday. The game without a history. RSV Eintracht led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. It was a great evening for guard Thomas Schoeps (188-89, college: Odessa JC) who led his team to a victory scoring 22 points and 5 assists. American forward Kellen Williams (194-84, college: E.Washington, agency: Dynamics Global Management) helped adding 21 points and 6 rebounds. American forward Dijon Smith (203-89, college: Ft.Hays State) responded with 26 points and 6 rebounds and the other American import guard Steve Briggs (178-85, college: Okla.Wesleyan) scored 20 points and 6 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. RSV Eintracht moved-up to fourth place in Group North, which they share with Herten and Vechta. BSV Wulfen lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team dropped to the seventh position with five games lost. RSV Eintracht will face SC Rasta Vechta (#4) on the road in the next round.
Top scorers:
Stahnsdorf: K.Watson 24+3ast, T.Schoeps 22+4reb+5ast, K.Williams 21+6reb+1ast, B.Butler 14+3reb+3ast, Y.Evans 9+9reb+4ast, O.Mackeldanz 2+5reb
Wulfen: D.Smith 26+6reb+1ast, S.Briggs 20+1reb+6ast, T.Reuter 14+3reb+1ast, N.Janoschek 14+8reb, H.Bellscheidt 6+5reb+2ast, R.Haenig 2+1reb+2ast
gschID: 143620


Bayer Giants - Vechta 86-76

There was an upset in Leverkusen where 4th placed SC Rasta Vechta (6-4) was defeated by tenth ranked Bayer Giants (4-6) 86-76 on Saturday. The game without a history. Bayer Giants led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Bayer Giants shot 24 for 34 from the free-throw line, while SC Rasta Vechta only scored seven points from the stripe. It was a great evening for guard Till-Joscha Joenke (189-92) who led his team to a victory scoring 9 points, 16 rebounds and 6 assists. American forward Casey Robinson (198-87, college: Alaska-Anch.) helped adding 14 points and 9 rebounds (was perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line !!!). Guard Marvin Boadu (193-89) responded with 19 points and 8 rebounds and American forward A.J. Rudowitz (198-88, college: Stonehill) scored 14 points, 9 rebounds and 4 blocks. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Bayer Giants have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to ninth place in Group North, which they share with Rist Wedel. Loser SC Rasta Vechta keeps the fourth position with four games lost. Bayer Giants will face league's second-placed Dorsten on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. SC Rasta Vechta will play against RSV Eintracht in Stahnsdorf and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Bayer Giants: M.Goddek 18+1ast, C.Robinson 14+9reb+2ast, M.Rass 14+2reb, F.Sadek 11+2reb+8ast, J.Eggleston 11+4reb+2ast, T.Joenke 9+16reb+6ast
Vechta: M.Boadu 19+8reb, A.Rudowitz 14+9reb+2ast, F.Stuckemann 12+4reb+1ast, M.Reid 10+9reb+5ast, D.Madrich 7+3reb, P.Heitzhausen 6+1reb
gschID: 143615


ALBA Berlin II - Dorsten 71-93

Everything went according to plan when fifth ranked Dorsten (7-3) outscored on the road 11th ranked ALBA Berlin II (3-7) 93-71 on Saturday. The game without a history. Dorsten led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 17-of-21 free shots (81.0 percent) during the game. Dorsten forced 20 ALBA Berlin II turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists comparing to just 11 passes made by ALBA Berlin II's players. It was a great evening for American center Blake Poole (195-88, college: St.Martin's, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 12 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals. Guard Deon McDuffie (188-93) helped adding 24 points and 5 assists. Naturalized Turkish forward Cem Dinc (211-85, college: Harvard) responded with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 10 rebounds and swingman Joey Ney (197-92) scored 12 points and 5 rebounds. Five Dorsten and four ALBA Berlin II players scored in double figures. ALBA Berlin II's coach Milan Pesic already knew that his team would not have a big chance, so allowed to play twelve players seeing no chance for a win. Dorsten moved-up to second place in Group North, which they share with SU Medien. Loser ALBA Berlin II keeps the eleventh position with seven games lost. Dorsten will face Bayer Giants (#10) in Leverkusen in the next round and are hoping to win another game. ALBA Berlin II will play on the road against SG Schwelmer Baskets.
Top scorers:
Dorsten: D.McDuffie 24+2reb+5ast, B.Poole 16+12reb+6ast, J.Cadmus 13+4reb+2ast, N.Pelaj 12+4ast, T.Bryant 12+2reb+8ast, M.Schulze-Pals 11+2reb
ALBA Berlin II: C.Dinc 12+10reb, J.Ney 12+5reb+2ast, T.Grauel 11+3reb+1ast, S.Fulle 11+1ast, L.Tolksdorf 9+4reb+1ast, E.Muller 7+1reb+1ast
gschID: 143616


Group South
TSV Troester - BSW Sixers 73-63

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked BSW Sixers (7-2) in Breitenguessbach on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by ninth ranked TSV Troester (4-5) 73-63. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of BSW Sixers. The game was mostly controlled by TSV Troester. BSW Sixers managed to win third quarter 16-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 24-of-30 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. 25 personal fouls committed by BSW Sixers helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a great evening for center Philipp Neumann (210-92) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds. Naturalized Croatian forward Ivan Pavic (201-81) helped adding 8 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. American forward Aaron Fleetwood (206-84, college: Delaware St., agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement) responded with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 12 rebounds and guard Sascha Ahnsehl (186-86) scored 18 points and 6 rebounds. BSW Sixers' coach Stephen Arigbabu rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. TSV Troester moved-up to seventh place in Group South, which they share with Licher Baeren and Hanau. Newly promoted BSW Sixers still keep top position with two games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. TSV Troester is looking forward to face Licher Baeren (#8) on the road in the next round. BSW Sixers will play against Giessen Pointers (#10) and are hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
TSV Troester: P.Neumann 16+10reb, S.Dinkel 15+1reb+3ast, D.Schmidt 10+4reb+5ast, M.Rockmann 8+1reb+1ast, J.Dippold 8+3reb+1ast, I.Pavic 8+6reb+6ast
BSW Sixers: A.Fleetwood 20+12reb+2ast, S.Ahnsehl 18+6reb+3ast, F.Diestelhorst 8+1reb, W.Gardner 7+5reb+1ast, M.Haut 5+1reb+2ast, S.Ahnsehl 3+2reb+1ast
gschID: 143759


Fraport SKY II - Hanau 104-73

There was an upset in Frankfurt where higher ranked Hanau (4-5) was outplayed by eleventh ranked Fraport Skyliners II (2-7) 104-73 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by Fraport Skyliners II. Hanau was better in second period 17-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Fraport Skyliners II made 30-of-35 free shots (85.7 percent) during the game, while Hanau only scored eight points from the stripe. Fraport Skyliners II forced 20 Hanau turnovers. Hanau was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a great evening for forward Fabian Franke (198-88) who led his team to a victory scoring 28 points. American guard Larry Wright (187-87, college: Oakland) helped adding 17 points and 5 rebounds. Five Fraport Skyliners II players scored in double figures. Indian-American guard Anish Sharda (191-82, college: St.Mary's (KS)) responded with 19 points and American forward Logan Magnusson (198-86, college: BYU) scored 15 points. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Fraport Skyliners II moved-up to tenth place in Group South, which they share with Giessen. Hanau lost fourth consecutive game. Newly promoted team dropped to the seventh position with five games lost. Fraport Skyliners II will face league's second-placed Noerdlingen on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Fraport SKY II: F.Franke 28+1reb+2ast, D.Barthel 19+4reb+2ast, L.Wright 17+5reb+3ast, D.Jemison 13+6reb, F.Theilig 12+3reb+6ast, B.Nicolay 11+2ast
Hanau: A.Sharda 19+2ast, L.Magnusson 15+3reb+2ast, J.Hirschberg 12+3reb+1ast, M.Schick 9+8reb+2ast, S.Koehnert 9+3reb+1ast, C.Miles 7+3reb+1ast
gschID: 143760


Giessen - Gotha 63-100

No shocking result in a game when third ranked Oettinger Rockets Gotha (7-2) outleveled on the road 10th ranked Giessen Pointers (2-7) 100-63 on Sunday. The game without a history. Oettinger Rockets Gotha led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 68 of its points in the paint compared to Giessen Pointers' 40. Oettinger Rockets Gotha forced 21 Giessen Pointers turnovers and outrebounded them 33-21 including 23 on the defensive glass. Oettinger Rockets Gotha looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. It was a great evening for American forward Torvoris Baker (203-83, college: Detroit Mercy) who led his team to a victory scoring 22 points and 6 rebounds. His fellow American import swingman Marcus Monk (198-86, college: Arkansas) helped adding 21 points and 7 rebounds. Four Oettinger Rockets Gotha players scored in double figures. American forward Danny Sumner (201-87, college: William & Mary) responded with 17 points and 4 assists and swingman Zeljko Pavlovic (194-80) scored 16 points. Giessen Pointers' coach already knew that his team would not have a big chance, so allowed to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Oettinger Rockets Gotha have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of Group South leader, which they share with 3 other teams. Giessen Pointers lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the tenth place with seven games lost. Oettinger Rockets Gotha will face USC Leipzig (#4) at home in the next round. Giessen Pointers will play against the league's leader BSW Sixers (#1) in Sandersdorf.
Top scorers:
Gotha: T.Baker 22+6reb+3ast, M.Monk 21+7reb+2ast, L.Niebuhr 20+4reb+1ast, A.Kuppe 11+2reb+2ast, D.Watson 11+3reb+4ast, K.Klein 9+6reb+4ast
Giessen: D.Sumner 17+3reb+4ast, Z.Pavlovic 16+1reb+2ast, B.Moten 13+1reb+1ast, F.Rotaru 8+4reb+3ast, V.Zabel 5+1ast, D.Lockhart 4+3ast
gschID: 143761


BG Illertal - Langen 84-92

Bottom-ranked BG Illertal/Weissenhorn (0-9) is still winless. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their ninth consecutive match to seventh ranked TV 1862 Langen (5-4) 92-84 on Sunday evening. The guests trailed by 1 point after three quarters before their 32-23 charge, which allowed them to win the game. TV 1862 Langen shot 32 for 43 from the free-throw line, while BG Illertal/Weissenhorn only scored fourteen points from the stripe. BG Illertal/Weissenhorn was plagued by 34 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a great evening for American power forward Luke Fitzgerald (202-87, college: Cumberlands, agency: Duran International) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 16 rebounds. His fellow American import guard Nathan Drury (188-85, college: Carroll) helped adding 26 points and 6 rebounds. Fitzgerald is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top summer league for players who want to play basketball overseas. TV 1862 Langen's coach Fabian Villmeter used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Forward Femi Oladipo (201-90, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement) responded with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 14 rebounds and American guard Harlan Fuller (185-88, college: Molloy) scored 21 points. TV 1862 Langen moved-up to sixth place in Group South. Loser BG Illertal/Weissenhorn still closes the standings with nine games lost. TV 1862 Langen will face higher ranked Dragons Rhoendorf (#5) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. BG Illertal/Weissenhorn will play against Hanau (#7) and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Langen: N.Drury 26+6reb+3ast, L.Fitzgerald 25+16reb, G.Sebastian 21+7reb+2ast, M.Voeller 9+5reb+1ast, J.Domdey 4+3reb+1ast, N.Anders 3
BG Illertal: H.Fuller 21+1reb+1ast, F.Oladipo 15+14reb+3ast, M.Soyer 11+5reb, M.Simic 10+3reb, K.Johnson 9+1reb+3ast, M.Heberlein 8+4reb+2ast
gschID: 143762


Dragons - Licher Baeren 94-65

Rather expected game when 8th ranked Licher Baeren (4-5) was crushed on the road by fifth ranked Dragons Rhoendorf (5-3) 94-65 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by Dragons Rhoendorf. Licher Baeren was better in second period 21-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Dragons Rhoendorf made 29-of-36 free shots (80.6 percent) during the game, while Licher Baeren only scored eleven points from the stripe. Dragons Rhoendorf forced 20 Licher Baeren turnovers. Licher Baeren was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a great evening for forward Tim Kasper (198-92) who led his team to a victory scoring 22 points and 9 rebounds (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field). Canadian guard Stuart Turnbull (188-84) helped adding 19 points and 6 rebounds (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line). Coach Eric Detlev's team controlled all game and the coach could let to play 10 players saving starting five for next games. American guard Brandon Chappell (183-83, college: Lamar) responded with 13 points and 8 assists and power forward Daniel Dorr (202-83) scored 12 points and 7 rebounds. Five Dragons Rhoendorf and four Licher Baeren players scored in double figures. Dragons Rhoendorf maintains fifth place in Group South with 5-3 record. Loser Licher Baeren dropped to the seventh position with five games lost. Dragons Rhoendorf will face TV 1862 Langen (#6) on the road in the next round. Licher Baeren will play against TSV Troester in Breitenguessbach and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Dragons: T.Kasper 22+9reb, F.Koch 19+5reb+1ast, S.Turnbull 19+6reb+1ast, E.Jones 14+4reb, N.Larsen 11+3reb+8ast, E.Tukiss 5+4reb+1ast
Licher Baeren: V.Klassen 15+3reb, B.Chappell 13+2reb+8ast, D.Dorr 12+7reb, N.Pederson 10+3reb+1ast, N.Dilukila 6+2reb, G.Aud 4+2reb+1ast
gschID: 143763


Leipzig - Noerdlingen 78-105

Very important is a home loss of second ranked USC Leipzig (7-2) against fourth ranked Noerdlingen (7-2) on Sunday night. Host USC Leipzig was crushed by Noerdlingen in Leipzig 105-78. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of USC Leipzig. It was a key game for the top position in Group South. The game without a history. Noerdlingen led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. The best player for the winners was American guard Jason Jamerson (188-86, college: Grand Valley St.) who scored 29 points and 7 rebounds. His fellow American import forward Kedrick Johnson (192-83, college: Lee) chipped in 18 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. American forward Monyea Pratt (196-85, college: Stillman) produced 18 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists and center Richard Frohlich (206-86, college: UTSA) added 15 points and 14 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Five Noerdlingen and four USC Leipzig players scored in double figures. USC Leipzig's coach gave up on the game allowing to play eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Noerdlingen keeps a position of Group South leader, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated USC Leipzig. Noerdlingen will meet at home Fraport Skyliners II (#11) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. USC Leipzig will play against Oettinger Rockets Gotha (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Noerdlingen: J.Jamerson 29+7reb+3ast, K.Johnson 18+9reb+4ast, J.Eichler 16+6reb, D.Rotim 13+5reb+1ast, H.Debelka 12, D.Rastatter 11+6reb+1ast
Leipzig: M.Pratt 18+8reb+7ast, R.Frohlich 15+14reb+1ast, K.Kranz 13+1ast, L.Morinia 13+10reb+3ast, M.Scholz 6+3reb, R.Schirmer 6+3reb
gschID: 143764




ProA Round 10: Crailsheim Merlins are defeated by Science City Jena - by Eurobasket News
The most important game in the last round took place in Crailsheim between second ranked Crailsheim Merlins (7-3) and tenth ranked Science City Jena (5-5) on Sunday night. Crailsheim Merlins were defeated by Science City Jena at home 81-67. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Crailsheim Merlins. The game was mostly controlled by Science City Jena. Crailsheim Merlins managed to win second period 25-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Science City Jena made 18-of-20 free shots (90.0 percent) during the game. American guard Kenny Barker (191-86, college: Alaska-Anch.) scored 17 points and 6 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and forward Tim Schwartz (199-87) chipped in 13 points during the contest. At the losing side American forward Darryl Webb (198-88, college: Indiana, PA, agency: Pro One Sports) responded with 20 points and 9 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Science City Jena moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Chemnitz. Crailsheim Merlins at the other side dropped to the third position with three games lost. Science City Jena is looking forward to face higher ranked Cuxhaven BasCats (#7) at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Crailsheim Merlins will play against Ehingen/Urspringschule (#11) in Allmendingen and are hoping to win this game.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Heidelberg. 4th ranked host USC Heidelberg (5-4) lost to third ranked Kirchheim Knights (7-2) 92-88. American guard Cedric Brooks (185-80, college: Pittsburg St.) notched 23 points and 8 assists to lead the effort and Devin Uskoski supported him with 18 points and 11 rebounds. Even 23 points and 5 rebounds by American forward Sanijay Watts (193-87, college: Cent.Missouri, agency: Limelight Hoops) did not help to save the game for USC Heidelberg. USC Heidelberg's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Kirchheim Knights have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place. USC Heidelberg at the other side dropped to the sixth position with four games lost. They share it with Cuxhaven. Kirchheim Knights will play against league's leader Mitteldeutscher BC in Weissenfels in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. USC Heidelberg will play on the road against BG Karlsruhe (#14) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
An interesting game took place in Essen where higher ranked Cuxhaven BasCats (5-4) were upseton the court of thirteenth ranked ETB Wohnbau (3-6) 88-56 on Sunday. Chris Alexander fired 16 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. ETB Wohnbau's coach Igor Krizanovic felt very confident that he used 11 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Dorian McDaniel produced 23 points for lost side. ETB Wohnbau maintains thirteenth position with 3-6 record. Loser Cuxhaven BasCats keep the sixth place with four games lost. They share the position with Heidelberg. ETB Wohnbau will meet higher ranked Webmoebel Baskets (#4) in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Cuxhaven BasCats will play against Science City Jena and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

There were no shocking results in the other games in round 10: Karlsruhe lost to Chemnitz on the opponent's court 71-88. Bottom-ranked Leitershofen was outscored by Webmoebel in a home game 71-97. Braves recorded a loss to Ehingen on the road 76-72.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 33 points (!!!) and 7 rebounds by Martin Samarco of Karlsruhe.



Crailsheim - Jena 67-81

The most important game in the last round took place in Crailsheim between second ranked Crailsheim Merlins (7-3) and tenth ranked Science City Jena (5-5) on Sunday night. Crailsheim Merlins were defeated by Science City Jena at home 81-67. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Crailsheim Merlins. The game was mostly controlled by Science City Jena. Crailsheim Merlins managed to win second period 25-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Science City Jena made 18-of-20 free shots (90.0 percent) during the game. American guard Kenny Barker (191-86, college: Alaska-Anch.) scored 17 points and 6 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and forward Tim Schwartz (199-87) chipped in 13 points during the contest. Five Science City Jena players scored in double figures. At the losing side American forward Darryl Webb (198-88, college: Indiana, PA, agency: Pro One Sports) responded with 20 points and 9 rebounds and naturalized American forward Joseph Buck (201-81, college: USC) scored 14 points. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Science City Jena moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Chemnitz. Crailsheim Merlins at the other side dropped to the third position with three games lost. Science City Jena is looking forward to face higher ranked Cuxhaven BasCats (#7) at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Crailsheim Merlins will play against Ehingen/Urspringschule (#11) in Allmendingen and are hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Jena: K.Barker 17+6reb+3ast, C.Roquette 14+2reb+1ast, T.Schwartz 13+2reb+3ast, J.Black 12+4reb+1ast, T.Kepkay 10+3reb+3ast, E.Vierneisel 7+1reb
Crailsheim: D.Webb 20+9reb, J.Buck 14+3reb+1ast, J.Dunbar 11+1reb+1ast, M.Hill 5+1ast, B.Obiango 5+5reb, L.Kieser 3+1reb+1ast
gschID: 141437


Chemnitz - Karlsruhe 88-71

Rather expected game when 14th ranked BG Karlsruhe (1-8) was defeated on the road by eleventh ranked BV Chemnitz 99 (5-5) 88-71 on Sunday. The game without a history. BV Chemnitz 99 led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. It was a great shooting night for BV Chemnitz 99 especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 58.8 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. Japanese point guard Takumi Ishizaki (188-84) fired 26 points and 5 rebounds (perfect from the field making all nine shots !!!) for the winners. Power forward Alexander Rosenthal (201-88) chipped in 23 points. Four BV Chemnitz 99 players scored in double figures. American guard Martin Samarco (191-85, college: Bowling Green) produced 33 points (!!!) and 7 rebounds and his fellow American import guard Michael Stockton (185-89, college: Westminster, agency: Limelight Hoops) added 13 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists respectively for lost side. BV Chemnitz 99 moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Jena. BG Karlsruhe lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the fourteenth position with eight games lost. They share it with Leitershofen. BV Chemnitz 99 will meet NBC (#10) in the next round. BG Karlsruhe will play against USC Heidelberg (#6).
Top scorers:
Chemnitz: T.Ishizaki 26+5reb+1ast, A.Rosenthal 23+2reb+2ast, D.Lawson 12+13reb+2ast, J.Schmidt 10+4reb+1ast, P.Stachula 6+2reb+3ast, T.Shaw 4+4reb+3ast
Karlsruhe: M.Samarco 33+7reb, M.Stockton 13+6reb+5ast, R.Roessler 11+5reb+6ast, A.Rueck 5+3reb, J.Howard 5+2reb, M.Hubner 4+5reb+1ast
gschID: 141438


ETB Wohnbau - Cuxhaven 88-56

An interesting game took place in Essen where higher ranked Cuxhaven BasCats (5-4) were upseton the court of thirteenth ranked ETB Wohnbau (3-6) 88-56 on Sunday. The hosts trailed by 4 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 19-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 88-56. ETB Wohnbau dominated on the defensive end, holding Cuxhaven BasCats to just 6 points in second quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Cuxhaven BasCats' 32. They outrebounded Cuxhaven BasCats 35-22 including 24 on the defensive glass. American point guard Chris Alexander (186-83, college: Southern) fired 16 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Naturalized Croatian guard Marco Buljevic (197-87, agency: Court Side) chipped in 17 points and 4 assists. Four ETB Wohnbau players scored in double figures. ETB Wohnbau's coach Igor Krizanovic felt very confident that he used 11 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Naturalized American forward Dorian McDaniel (198-87, college: Prairie View A&M) produced 23 points and American power forward Evan Harris (206-86, college: Harvard, agency: I.D.S. Law) added 8 points and 10 rebounds respectively for lost side. ETB Wohnbau maintains thirteenth position with 3-6 record. Loser Cuxhaven BasCats keep the sixth place with four games lost. They share the position with Heidelberg. ETB Wohnbau will meet higher ranked Webmoebel Baskets (#4) in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Cuxhaven BasCats will play against Science City Jena and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
ETB Wohnbau: M.Buljevic 17+1reb+4ast, C.Alexander 16+6reb+5ast, S.Schroter 11+6reb, K.Wysocki 10+3reb+4ast, P.Carney 9+2reb, J.Henley 8+5reb
Cuxhaven: D.McDaniel 23+4reb, J.Capel 11+2reb+1ast, E.Harris 8+10reb+1ast, D.Rice 7+7ast, Q.Brown 5+3reb+1ast, J.El Domiaty 2+2reb+2ast
gschID: 141433


Leitershofen - Webmoebel 71-97

Very predictable result in Diedorf where seventh ranked Webmoebel Baskets (6-3) smashed bottom-ranked Leitershofen (1-8) 97-71 on Sunday. The game without a history. Webmoebel Baskets led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They shot the lights out from three sinking 14 long-distance shots on high 56.0 percentage. Forward Michael Jost (204-88) fired 26 points (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field) for the winners. Forward Michael Fleischmann (205-86) chipped in 12 points and 6 rebounds. American forward Logan Stutz (205-88, college: Washburn, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement) produced 17 points and 7 rebounds and his fellow American import center DeWayne Richardson (202-77, college: Fairmont St.) added 18 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side. Five Webmoebel Baskets and four Leitershofen players scored in double figures. Leitershofen's coach Stefan Goschenhofer gave up on the game allowing to play eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Webmoebel Baskets moved-up to fourth place. Newly promoted Leitershofen stay at the bottom position with eight games lost. They share it with Karlsruhe. Webmoebel Baskets will meet at home ETB Wohnbau (#13) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Leitershofen will play against Gloria Giants in Duesseldorf.
Top scorers:
Webmoebel: M.Jost 26+3reb, J.Stommes 16+3reb+1ast, L.Wendt 15+1reb+3ast, M.Fleischmann 12+6reb+3ast, J.Diggs 11+6reb+3ast, D.Lieneke 9+1reb+2ast
Leitershofen: D.Richardson 18+5reb+1ast, L.Stutz 17+7reb+1ast, C.Hassan 14+2reb+2ast, J.Genck 11+4reb, S.Bowlin 7+1reb+6ast, V.Zenk 2+1reb
gschID: 141434


Heidelberg - Kirchheim 88-92

The game between Top Four teams took place in Heidelberg. 4th ranked host USC Heidelberg (5-4) lost to third ranked Kirchheim Knights (7-2) 92-88. USC Heidelberg was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. American guard Cedric Brooks (185-80, college: Pittsburg St.) notched 23 points and 8 assists to lead the effort and the other American import center Devin Uskoski (198-85, college: Rocky Mountain) supported him with 18 points and 11 rebounds. Even 23 points and 5 rebounds by American forward Sanijay Watts (193-87, college: Cent.Missouri, agency: Limelight Hoops) did not help to save the game for USC Heidelberg. Guard Paul Zipser (195-94) added 14 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. USC Heidelberg's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Kirchheim Knights have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place. USC Heidelberg at the other side dropped to the sixth position with four games lost. They share it with Cuxhaven. Kirchheim Knights will play against league's leader Mitteldeutscher BC in Weissenfels in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. USC Heidelberg will play on the road against BG Karlsruhe (#14) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Kirchheim: C.Brooks 23+2reb+8ast, N.Menck 19+3reb+1ast, D.Uskoski 18+11reb+1ast, S.Adeberg 10+3reb, D.Schneider 8+1reb, R.Tomasevic 7+1ast
Heidelberg: S.Watts 23+5reb+3ast, P.Zipser 14+6reb+4ast, J.Williams 14+4reb+2ast, O.Komarek 10+5reb+2ast, J.Heindel 9+4reb+4ast, C.Sargent 7
gschID: 141435


Ehingen - Braves 76-72

There was a minor upset in Allmendingen where 9th ranked Saar-Pfalz Braves (4-6) were defeated by twelfth ranked Ehingen/Urspringschule (4-6) 76-72 on Sunday. Saar-Pfalz Braves were trailing by 3 points at halftime but managed to get 3-point lead after three quarters before a 28-21 charge of Ehingen/Urspringschule, which allowed them to win the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. American guard Virgil Matthews (188-83, college: Montana) fired 19 points and 4 assists for the winners. The other American import guard Garrett Williamson (196-88, college: St.Joseph's) chipped in 14 points and 4 assists. Ehingen/Urspringschule's coach Ralph Junge used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. British-Australian guard Lee Jeka (187-83, agency: Limelight Hoops) produced 18 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists and Slovenian guard Jasmin Catovic (199-83) added 11 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists respectively for lost side. Five Ehingen/Urspringschule and four Saar-Pfalz Braves players scored in double figures. Ehingen/Urspringschule moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with Braves. Ehingen/Urspringschule will meet higher ranked Crailsheim Merlins (#3) on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Saar-Pfalz Braves will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Ehingen: V.Matthews 19+3reb+4ast, G.Williamson 14+3reb+4ast, W.Creekmore 11+5reb, A.Calvin 10+3reb+1ast, A.Buechert 10+8reb+1ast, A.Vargas 9+2reb+2ast
Braves: L.Jeka 18+6reb+6ast, M.Damjanovic 13+3reb, T.Reed 12+7reb, J.Catovic 11+6reb+5ast, E.Land 8+4reb+2ast, R.Cardenas 8+4reb+1ast
gschID: 141436




Chris Kramer (s.Oliver Baskets Wurzburg) I knew Paris Horne Was Athletic, But Not That Athletic - 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 after the 92-60 win against BG Goettingen.

Another game another win. The s.Oliver Baskets Wurzburg are now on a 2 game winning streak. What has been the biggest strength of the team in the last two games?

Our biggest strength of our team I think is our depth and our versatility. We have a lot of guys that can do different things on the court and with that means anyone can have a great game at anytime. When we control the tempo and move the ball offensively we are at our best. Defensively, is how we set the tone to the game.

The s.Oliver Baskets Wurzburg allowed only 29 points at halftime. How difficult was it in general coming to terms with the aggressive style of BG Goettingen?

We gave up 29 points but we could have gave up less. To their credit they hit a few threes in our face when our hands were down and had way to many offensive rebounds at halftime. When we kept them out of transition and played to our game plan we made them take contested shots.

Now that you saw BG Goettingen for 40 minutes, how similar were the style between both teams?

I think the styles of the teams were similar but different. BG didn't really put as much pressure on the ball in the full court as we do. In the half court though, they tried to really pressure the ball and take some passes away. The teams have similarities but also some key differences.

You had 15 points, seven assists and five rebounds. Would you agree that this was your best all around game so far in the Beko BBL?

I would say this was my most complete game stats wise. I think I have played better in other games as a whole. Sometimes through the course of a game you do things that help your team win that do not show up in the stat sheet. I was not a good defender against BG and that is something I always need to be. The stats are good to get but the most important thing is that we won the game.

You played against Paris Horne for the first time. What impressed you most about his game?

I knew Paris Horne was athletic but I didn't know he was that athletic. He was eye level with the rim on his dunk in the first half. That was impressive for his size.

You played against David Holston recently. He beat FC Bayern Munich with three three pointers in OT last night. How do you stop him best? I am sure your aggressive defending could get on his nerves?lol

Holston got the best of us I would say. He is a great player and is very quick. He can shoot the ball very well and uses that to set up his drives. Key with Holston I think is making him use the ball screen and getting a good hedge on him. He rejects the ball screen a lot and when he gets into the teeth of the defense he was so many weapons to choose from.


There was a pretty unrealistic rumor that NBA superstar Kevin Durant was interested in three teams in Europe including BBC Bayreuth a team you held to 46 points a few weeks ago. Could a Kevin Durant of made a difference in that game?lol

If KD was on Bayreuth I think our game plan would have changed drastically. We are talking about the NBA scoring champ, he gives teams in the NBA problems. With his size, ability to shoot from distance (unlimited), and athletic ability he would be a tough match up for anyone in this league and anyone in the world I think.

Thanks Chris for the chat.



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


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


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


Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga
Points Per Game
 David HOLSTON
  Art.Drag.
  (170-G-86)
  Avg: 20
 1. Holston, Art.Drag.20.0 
 2. Brown, EWE Baskets19.4 
 3. Troutman, B.Mue.17.8 
 4. Carter, Phoenix17.1 
 5. Jonusas, Phoenix16.8 
 6. Swann, Ratiopharm16.3 
 7. Foster, B.Muenchen16.3 
 8. Gray, Fraport SKY16.0 
 9. Wood, ALBA15.6 
 10. Ensminger, Teleko.15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 John BRYANT
  Ratiopharm
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 9.8
 1. Bryant, Ratiopharm9.8 
 2. Troutman, B.Mue.9.0 
 3. Ensminger, Teleko.8.6 
 4. Leuer, Fraport SKY8.3 
 5. Ovcina, LTi 46ers8.0 
 6. Sykes, Goettingen7.9 
 7. Chubb, EWE Baskets7.8 
 8. Seward, Phoenix7.0 
 9. Watts, Ratiopharm6.4 
 10. Hunter, Bayreuth6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Jared JORDAN
  Telekom .
  (188-PG-84)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Jordan, Telekom8.1 
 2. Holston, Art.Drag.6.3 
 3. Brewer, Bremerha.6.3 
 4. Joyce, TBB Trier6.0 
 5. Wood, ALBA5.3 
 6. Campbell, Walter T.4.8 
 7. Hamann, B.Muenchen4.6 
 8. Brown, EWE Baskets4.4 
 9. Gavel, Brose B.3.9 
 10. Roberts, Brose B.3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Mark DORRIS
  EnBW L.
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 2
 1. Dorris, EnBW L.2.0 
 2. Holston, Art.Drag.2.0 
 3. Wood, ALBA1.7 
 4. Crowe, Phoenix1.6 
 5. Carter, Phoenix1.6 
 6. Ibekwe, Bayreuth1.4 
 7. Duggins, Walter T.1.4 
 8. Kramer, s.Oliv.1.3 
 9. Gavel, Brose B.1.3 
 10. Tucker, Brose B.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Tony GAFFNEY
  Teleko.
  (204-F-84)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Gaffney, Teleko.2.4 
 2. Pleiss, Brose B.2.1 
 3. Slaughter, Brose B.2.0 
 4. Ibekwe, Bayreuth2.0 
 5. Boone, s.Oliver.1.6 
 6. Looby, EnBW L.1.6 
 7. King, Art.Dragons1.5 
 8. Davidson, Fraport1.0 
 9. Bryant, Ratiopharm1.0 
 10. Redding, Walter T.0.9 


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  GREECE   


Kosta Charalampidis claims A1 weekly honour - by Eurobasket News
Experienced Kosta Charalampidis (189-G-76) had an amazing evening in the last round for KAOD and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 4.
The 35-year old guard had the game-high 21 points adding seven rebounds and six assists for KAOD in his team's victory, helping them to edge out Aris (#11, 0-4), the league's bottom-ranked team 84-81. The game was not the highest importance and did not have significant influence on the top of the standings. KAOD is placed at 9th position in A1. The season is still in it's early stage, so the team may have a chance to improve their current position in the standings. They lost 3 games and had just one victory. Charalampidis turned to be KAOD's top player in his first season with the team. Kosta Charalampidis averages just after three games 17.3ppg and 5.3apg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 23-year old American guard Ravern Johnson (200-G-88) of Ikaros. Johnson impressed basketball fans with 29 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists. Bad luck as Ikaros lost that overtime game 84-93 to league's leader Kolossos (#1, 4-0). This loss caused Ikaros to drop to 12th position in the standings. 4 lost games are too many considering they did not win any game. Johnson is a newcomer at Ikaros and despite he is not a team leader yet, every game he becomes more reliable player. Hopefully performances like the last one will happen more often.

The third best performed player last round was former international forward Christos Tapoutos (208-F-82) of Aris (#11). Tapoutos scored 23 points and grabbed ten rebounds. Despite Tapoutos' great performance Aris lost 81-84 to slightly higher-ranked KAOD (#9, 1-3). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. Aris can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have awful season losing so far all 4 games. Too bad for Tapoutos he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Tapoutos has individually a great season in Greece. After only 3 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 15.7ppg (6th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Georgios Printezis (206-F-85) of Olympiakos - 18 points and 5 rebounds
5. Miroslav Todic (206-F-85) of Ilysiakos - 16 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Haralampos Giannopoulos (206-F-89) of Peristeri GS - 16 points and 4 rebounds
7. Dionte Christmas (196-G-86) of AGOR - 21 points and 8 rebounds
8. Alekos Petroulas (202-F-78) of Peristeri GS - 10 points, 2 rebounds and 6 assists
9. Brent Petway (204-F-85) of AGOR - 16 points and 6 rebounds
10. Michael King (193-G-78) of Ikaros - 18 points and 4 rebounds

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


Stats Leaders - A1
Points Per Game
 Dionte CHRISTMAS
  AGOR
  (196-G-86)
  Avg: 21.3
 1. Christmas, AGOR21.3 
 2. Charalampidi., KAO.18.3 
 3. Tapoutos, Aris17.5 
 4. Roby, Peristeri GS17.3 
 5. Kommatos, Marousi16.5 
 6. Tsamis, Kolossos14.8 
 7. James, Aris14.3 
 8. Dikoudis, PAOK13.8 
 9. Taylor, Kavala13.8 
 10. Logan, Panathin.13.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dimitris HARITOPOULOS
  Marousi
  (206-F/C-83)
  Avg: 9.7
 1. Haritopoulos, Maro.9.7 
 2. Stepheson, Panio.9.5 
 3. Kommatos, Marousi8.5 
 4. Flowers, KAOD8.3 
 5. Giddens, PAOK7.5 
 6. Papanikolaou, Olym.7.3 
 7. O''Bryant, Kavala7.3 
 8. Baynes, Ikaros7.3 
 9. Tapoutos, Aris7.0 
 10. Goree, PAOK6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Alekos PETROULAS
  Perister.
  (202-F-78)
  Avg: 6
 1. Petroulas, Periste.6.0 
 2. Spanoulis, Olympia.6.0 
 3. Gagaloudis, Marousi5.7 
 4. Xanthopoulos, Pani.5.5 
 5. Charalampidi., KAO.5.5 
 6. Diamantidis, Panat.5.3 
 7. James, Aris4.3 
 8. Thompson, Ilysi.4.0 
 9. Wright, AGOR4.0 
 10. Calathes, Panathi.3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Nikos BARLOS
  Panionios
  (202-F-79)
  Avg: 2
 1. Barlos, Panionios2.0 
 2. Demertzis, Marousi2.0 
 3. James, Aris2.0 
 4. Diamantidis, Panat.2.0 
 5. Christmas, AGOR2.0 
 6. Kerusch, Aris1.8 
 7. Tsamis, Kolossos1.8 
 8. Roby, Peristeri GS1.7 
 9. Hatten, Kolossos1.7 
 10. Georgalis, Koloss.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Patrick O''BRYANT
  Kavala
  (213-C-86)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. O''Bryant, Kavala2.8 
 2. Muldrow, Aris1.8 
 3. Hines, Olympiakos1.8 
 4. Flowers, KAOD1.5 
 5. Charissis, Kolossos1.3 
 6. Vougioukas, Panat.1.3 
 7. Scott, Peristeri GS1.3 
 8. Stepheson, Panio.1.0 
 9. Johnson, Ikaros1.0 
 10. Zimic, Perister.1.0 


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


Div.B Standing
B Standings
 1. Aiolos Trikallon 7-0 
 2. Filathlitikos 5-2 
 3. Irakleio 5-2 
 4. Niki Volou 5-2 
 5. Doukas 4-3 
 6. Egaleo 4-3 
 7. Koroivos 4-3 
 8. MENT 4-3 
 9. Near East 3-4 
 10. Agia Paraskevis 3-4 
 11. Anagennisi 3-4 
 12. Stratoni 3-4 
 13. Aias Evosmou 2-5 
 14. Diagoras 2-5 
 15. Halkidona 1-6 
 16. Iraklis 1-6 


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  HOLLAND   


Standings - Promotie Divisie
Prom.Divisie Standings
 1. Binnenland 8-0 
 2. Amsterdam 7-1 
 3. Leiden 2 7-1 
 4. De Hoppers 5-3 
 5. Red Giants 4-3 
 6. Punch 4-4 
 7. Hoofddorp 4-4 
 8. Cangeroes 4-4 
 9. Rotterdam 2 3-5 
 10. Almonte 3-5 
 11. Goba 3-5 
 12. Akrides 2-5 
 13. De Groene 1-7 
 14. Jugglers 0-8 


Rotterdam Basketbal College sign new prospect: Sam de Haas - by Fred Roggen
Rotterdam Basketbal College keeps investing in its future by signing 19-year old prospect Sam De Haas (193-G/F-92, agency: Court Side), a third teenage prospect after Ralf de Pagter and Leon Williams.
The very promising Dutch combo guard Sam De Haas arrives from the St.Bonaventure University. This season he returned to the Netherlands and signed last summer a deal with WCAA Giants but the club went bankrupt.


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  HUNGARY   


A Division Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Chad TIMBERLAKE
  Falco-Sz.
  (194-G-84)
  Avg: 23.5
 1. Timberlake, Falco-.23.5 
 2. Ivosev, Szedeak22.7 
 3. Ingram, FS Debre.22.2 
 4. Jones, Jaszberenyi21.7 
 5. Miskovic, Marso N.21.0 
 6. Raivio, Kaposvari20.8 
 7. Williams, Atomeromu19.8 
 8. Townes, Kormend19.3 
 9. Bell, Kormend19.2 
 10. Perine, ZTE K.18.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jonathan JONES
  Jaszberenyi
  (211-C-79)
  Avg: 14
 1. Jones, Jaszberenyi14.0 
 2. Miskovic, Marso N.11.5 
 3. Szabo, FS Debrecen10.8 
 4. Hines, ZTE K.10.5 
 5. Ivosev, Szedeak10.2 
 6. Pantelic, Falco-Sz.9.8 
 7. Townes, Kormend8.7 
 8. Raivio, Kaposvari8.0 
 9. Bader, Szolnok8.0 
 10. Chism, Albacomp7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Laszlo KALMAN
  Falco-Sz.
  (186-G-72)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Kalman, Falco-Sz.7.5 
 2. Fekete, Marso N.5.8 
 3. Wilson, Kaposvari5.8 
 4. Williams, Atomeromu5.5 
 5. Simon, Albacomp5.5 
 6. Ingram, FS Debre.4.8 
 7. El Amin, Albacomp4.7 
 8. Trotter, Szolnok4.7 
 9. Kelley, Kecskemeti4.5 
 10. Drahos, Szedeak4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Stefan FEKETE
  Marso N.
  (188-G-86)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Fekete, Marso N.4.5 
 2. Kelley, Kecskemeti3.0 
 3. Wittmann, Kecsk.2.8 
 4. Levy, Szedeak2.7 
 5. Wilson, Kaposvari2.6 
 6. Baki, ZTE K.2.5 
 7. Ivosev, Szedeak2.5 
 8. Raivio, Kaposvari2.4 
 9. Chism, Albacomp2.2 
 10. Trotter, Szolnok2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Darian TOWNES
  Kormend
  (208-F/C-84)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Townes, Kormend2.5 
 2. Jones, Jaszberenyi2.0 
 3. Cole, Atomeromu1.5 
 4. Pantelic, Falco-Sz.1.5 
 5. Levy, Szedeak1.3 
 6. Miskovic, Marso N.1.3 
 7. Morgen, Atomeromu1.3 
 8. Chism, Albacomp1.3 
 9. Nailon, Atomeromu1.0 
 10. Bader, Szolnok1.0 


5 team tie early! - by Chad Timberlake
This league is deadlocked across the top 5 teams. This is looking to be the set up of a very interesting and intense race to the end of the regular season. Key loses for the top teams in the league have created this 5 way tie. We played our game against Szedeak Szeged on Thursday, which we won by 24. This was a roller coaster game all the way until the fourth quarter. We didn't play our best basketball and at times myself and a couple of my teammates struggled with our focus. We had lapses during the game that created struggles for us. Happily enough we were able to hold off Szedeak Szeged's attack. Laszlo Kalman (186-G-72, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) had a great game recording a triple double for us. 30 points, 10 assists and 10 received fouls. He was in the zone! I received a lot of the passes from Laszlo and was able to score 34 points and help Djordje Pantelic (204-F-84) with some rebounding by grabbing 8 boards. My rebounding didn't bother Djorje too much because he still finished with a double double. 15 points, 11 rebounds. Zsolt Szabo (202-F-86, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) was the fourth player on our team to get into double figures. Winning this game our coach gave us a few days off. So that aloud me some of our teammates and I to head over to Soproni KC and watch a major upset as they beat Szolnoki. The game was close form the beginning and while watching the game my teammates and I thought sooner or later Szolnokihas to pull away. Never happened. Soproni KC pulled away and took a big lead to the shock and joy of the home crowd. Soproni KC withstood a last effort by Szolnokiand put the game away with some big buckets. This now makes it very interesting for us here in Falco. We play Soproni KC on the same court that they just beat Szolnoki Olajbanyasz on and then the next week we play Szolnoki on our floor. Very interesting. We are preparing now for these tough games and working hard to play our best basketball.

It's Sunday and that means two things.... time for Church and time to watch some football. Like I've mentioned before you can watch the church that I belong to in Miami at www.metrolifechurch.cc I invite all the readers to join the service. Great service was preached today on generosity.

On the football end I am hoping my Jets can get their fourth straight victory as we hand these Patriots their third straight lose. It just sucks for me because the Jets have the Sunday night game. So I hope I Wake up to good news. I'm going to flip between watching Cam Newton, Tim Tebow and Michael Vick. I'll also monitor the cowboys score hoping they lose. I've met some Steeler fans out here in Szombathely. I swear they have fans everywhere. I think it's the Black and Yellow thing in this case.

I have to send a special thank you to Sara for helping my mother get from the airport in Budapest where she will set her up to ride the train here. Amazing you could help with this.

God Bless, Your favorite blogger

Chad Timberlake (194-G-84, college: Fairleigh Dickinson)


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


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  IBA   


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


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  ICELAND   


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


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  INDONESIA   


SEA Games 2011: Myanmar unable to match Indonesia - by Eurobasket News
Indonesia - Myanmar 84:45

Indonesia entertained the home fans with an easy win in the SEA Games 2011 opener in Group B. The hosts rallied past Myanmar for the initial win. Amin Amin Prihantono (188-F-82) scored 18 points to lead the effort.
Indonesia grabbed the lead early on and posted a 23:15 advantage af ter ten minutes. They maintained the lead throughout the second quarter. Indonesia ensured a 43:26 halftime advantage. The home team limited Myanmar to just 6 points in the third quarter boosting their lead. Indonesia entered the fourth frame up by as many as 32 points and never looked back en route to the win. Faisal Julius Ahmad and Rony Gunawan (194-F/C-80) notched 8 points apiece for Indonesia. Ohn Phay answered with 12 points for Myanmar. Chang Chang Gon (194-F-68) and Win Cho netted 10 points each with latter adding 14 rebounds in the loss.

Indonesia: Amin Prihantono 18, Rony Gunawan 8, Faisal Julius Ahmad 8
Myanmar: Ohn Phay 12, Chang Chang Gon 10, Win Cho 10


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  IRAN   


Standings - Superleague
Superleague Standings
 1. Mahram 5-0 
 2. Zob Ahan 5-0 
 3. Azad 4-1 
 4. Foolad Mahan 3-1 
 5. Petrochimi 3-2 
 6. M.H.Ahvaz 2-3 
 7. Sanaye Petrochimi 2-3 
 8. Gorgan 1-2 
 9. Zanjan 1-3 
 10. Saman Bank 1-4 
 11. Shiraz a.s Pipe 1-4 
 12. Jahesh 0-5 


U18 WABA Championship: Iran post the third win in a row - by Eurobasket News
Iran U18 - Jordan U18 91:60

Iran recorded the third straight win at the U18 WABA Championship. The hosts defeated Jordan to stay on top of the ladder at 3-0 record. Vahid Dalirzhan scored 16 points to pace the winners. Jordan fell at 0-3 record after the loss.
Iran grabbed the initiative from the start. They led by as many as 10 points at the first intermission 26:16. The hosts opened the second term on a 14:3 run to clear off even further. They posted a 54:24 lead at the interval. Iran maintained the pressure throughout the third quarter. They established a comfortable 77:38 lead with one quarter remaining. Iran never loosened the grasp in the fourth frame and rallied to a comfortable win at the end. Yazdanpanahgabra scored 14 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for Iran. Adham Salim answered with 14 points for Jordan. Hazem Alqum netted 13 points in defeat.

Iran U18: Vahid Dalirhazan 16, Yazdanpanahgabra 14
Jordan U18: Adham Salim 14, Hazem Alqum 13


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Standings - EBS Superleague
SuperLeague Standings
North Conference
 1. DCU Saints 7-1 
 2. 11890 Killester 5-1 
 3. UCD Marian 3-3 
 4. Belfast Star 0-7 
South Conference
 1. UCC Demons 3-2 
 2. B.Gais Neptune 3-3 
 3. UL Eagles 3-4 
 4. Moycullen 2-5 


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Standings - BSL
Premier League Standings
 1. Maccabi T-A 4-0 
 2. Ironi Ashkelon 4-1 
 3. B.C. Habikaa 3-1 
 4. Galil Gilboa 3-2 
 5. Hapoel J-M 3-2 
 6. Maccabi Rishon 2-2 
 7. Hapoel Holon 2-3 
 8. Maccabi Haifa 2-3 
 9. Maccabi Ashdod 1-3 
 10. Bnei Hasharon 1-4 
 11. Elitzur Netanya 0-4 


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


Stats Leaders - National League
Points Per Game
 Jermaine HALL
  Macc.B.Y.
  (196-F-80)
  Avg: 24.4
 1. Hall, Macc.B.Y.24.4 
 2. Miller, Macc.B.Y.23.0 
 3. Clemente, Kiryat T.22.6 
 4. Ginyard, Ironi N.21.3 
 5. Gonzalez, Hod H.21.2 
 6. Thondique, Hapoel21.2 
 7. Daniel, Ironi K-A20.5 
 8. Segev, Kiryat Tivon20.0 
 9. Sanders, Hapoel Y.19.5 
 10. Bet-Yosef, Macc..19.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ramon CLEMENTE
  Kiryat T.
  (200-PF-85)
  Avg: 15
 1. Clemente, Kiryat T.15.0 
 2. Thondique, Hapoel13.0 
 3. Sanders, Hapoel Y.11.5 
 4. Rosefelt, Lev H.10.8 
 5. Daniel, Ironi K-A10.8 
 6. Bacon, Elitzur Ram.10.0 
 7. Traimel, Ironi N.10.0 
 8. Kelly, Hapoel T-A9.8 
 9. Miller, Macc.B.Y.9.8 
 10. Webb, Ironi R.9.4 
Assists Per Game
 Lior SEGEV
  Kiryat Tivon
  (190-PG-83)
  Avg: 7
 1. Segev, Kiryat Tivon7.0 
 2. Eliyahu, Ironi N.5.8 
 3. Nanikashvili, Iron.5.5 
 4. Sukar, Hod Hashar.5.0 
 5. Younger, Ironi K-A4.5 
 6. Berkowitz, Elitzu.4.3 
 7. Golan, Elitzur Yav.3.8 
 8. Housman, Macc.B.Y.3.6 
 9. Barzilai, Elitzur3.5 
 10. Dunne, Ironi N.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Lior SEGEV
  Kiryat Tivon
  (190-PG-83)
  Avg: 6
 1. Segev, Kiryat Tivon6.0 
 2. Eliyahu, Ironi N.4.5 
 3. Bet-Yosef, Macc.B.4.0 
 4. Gonzalez, Hod H.3.5 
 5. Nanikashvili, Iron.3.3 
 6. Hofman, Elitzur3.2 
 7. Davidi, Ironi R.3.2 
 8. Sztarkman, Hapoel3.0 
 9. Naor, Hapoel T-A3.0 
 10. Tolbert, Hapoel K.2.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Curtis KELLY
  Hapoel T-A
  (205-PF-88)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Kelly, Hapoel T-A2.4 
 2. Daniel, Ironi K-A2.3 
 3. Johnson, Hod H.2.2 
 4. Thondique, Hapoel2.0 
 5. Webb, Ironi R.2.0 
 6. Jackson, Hapoel Y.1.8 
 7. Clemente, Kiryat T.1.8 
 8. Sanders, Hapoel Y.1.5 
 9. Naor, Hapoel T-A1.4 
 10. Rosefelt, Lev H.1.3 


Premier League Round 5 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News
Hapoel Holon (#7) forced the game against Ironi Ashkelon (#2) into an overtime, but lost by four points 87-91 on Sunday night. The game took place in Holon. But the guests from Ashkelon were better at the end. The game was dominated by American players. The best player for the winners was Dwayne Mitchell who had a double-double by scoring 23 points, 12 rebounds and 8 assists. Ironi Ashkelon have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain second place with 4-1 record having just -1 point less than leader Maccabi T-A. Hapoel Holon at the other side keeps the seventh position with three games lost. Ironi Ashkelon will face Maccabi Rishon (#6) in Rishon Le-Zion in the next round. Hapoel Holon will play on the road against Elitzur Netanya.

The best stats of 5th round was 23 points, 18 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals by Derwin Kitchen of Maccabi Rishon.



Hapoel Holon - Ironi Ashkelon 87-91 OT

Hapoel Holon (#7) forced the game against Ironi Ashkelon (#2) into an overtime, but lost by four points 87-91 on Sunday night. The game took place in Holon. But the guests from Ashkelon were better at the end. Hapoel Holon was trailing by 4 points at halftime but managed to get 5-point lead after three quarters before a 23-18 charge of Ironi Ashkelon, which allowed them to tie the game at the end of regular time. They were better in overtime eventually winning that period 13-9. The game was dominated by American players. The best player for the winners was swingman Dwayne Mitchell (196-82, college: La-Lafayette, agency: Interperformances) who had a double-double by scoring 23 points, 12 rebounds and 8 assists. Power forward J.Raymar Morgan (202-88, college: Michigan St.) chipped in a double-double by scoring 21 points and 15 rebounds. Power forward Bryant Dunston (202-86) produced a double-double by scoring 23 points and 16 rebounds and guard Ron Lewis (193-84, college: Ohio St.) added 16 points and 6 assists respectively for the hosts. Four Ironi Ashkelon and five Hapoel Holon players scored in double figures. Ironi Ashkelon have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain second place with 4-1 record having just -1 point less than leader Maccabi T-A. Hapoel Holon at the other side keeps the seventh position with three games lost. Ironi Ashkelon will face Maccabi Rishon (#6) in Rishon Le-Zion in the next round. Hapoel Holon will play on the road against Elitzur Netanya.
Top scorers:
Hapoel Holon: B.Dunston 23+16reb, R.Lewis 16+3reb+6ast, T.Mitchell 12+8reb+3ast, M.Roth 12+2reb+10ast, P.Sullivan 11+9reb+1ast, S.Daniel 7+1reb
Ironi Ashkelon: D.Mitchell 23+12reb+8ast, J.Morgan 21+15reb, R.Limonad 17+5reb+1ast, T.Skinn 15+2reb+3ast, A.Simhon 6+1reb+1ast, N.Berkowitz 4+3reb+2ast
gschID: 137308


Maccabi Haifa - Elitzur Netanya 104-94

The game between closely ranked teams ended with bottom-ranked Elitzur Netanya's (0-4) road loss to tenth ranked Maccabi Haifa (2-3) 94-104 on Sunday. Elitzur Netanya was trailing by 2 points at halftime but managed to get 2-point lead after three quarters before a 34-22 charge of Maccabi Haifa, which allowed them to win the game. Maccabi Haifa outrebounded Elitzur Netanya 38-21 including a 17-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Maccabi Haifa made 7 blocks. Elitzur Netanya was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was naturalized American swingman Sylven Landesberg (198-90, college: Virginia) who scored 35 points (!!!) and 8 rebounds (was perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line !!!). American forward Carlos Powell (199-83, college: S.Carolina) chipped in 23 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. American forward Christian Burns (203-85, college: Philadelphia, agency: Hart Sports Mngm) produced 28 points and 5 rebounds (was perfect 11-for-11 from the free throw line !!!) and the other American import guard Adrian Banks (191-86, college: NW Mississippi CC) added 22 points respectively for the guests. Four Elitzur Netanya players scored in double figures. Maccabi Haifa moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Hapoel Holon. Loser Elitzur Netanya still closes the standings with four games lost. Maccabi Haifa will face Maccabi Ashdod (#9) on the road in the next round. Elitzur Netanya will play against Hapoel Holon and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Elitzur Netanya: C.Burns 28+5reb+1ast, A.Banks 22+3reb+1ast, B.Asbury 21+5reb, J.Randle 10+1reb+6ast, L.Hakmon 5+1reb+3ast, C.Watson 3+4reb+3ast
Maccabi Haifa: S.Landesberg 35+8reb+1ast, C.Powell 23+5reb+5ast, S.Williams 16+10reb+3ast, D.Aidan 8+4reb+1ast, A.Ben-Chimol 8+3reb+5ast, J.Wise 7+4reb+3ast
gschID: 137309


Hapoel J-M - Maccabi Ashdod 84-73

No shocking result in a game in Jerusalem where sixth ranked Hapoel J-M (3-2) defeated 8th ranked Maccabi Ashdod (1-3) 84-73 on Sunday. The hosts trailed by 5 points at the halftime before their 45-29 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. The game was also dominated by American players. The best player for the winners was swingman Luke Jackson (201-81, college: Oregon, agency: Priority Sports) who scored 18 points. Forward Brian Randle (203-85) chipped in 8 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Hapoel J-M's coach Oded Katash used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Forward Alex Tyus (203-88, college: Florida) produced a double-double by scoring 16 points and 16 rebounds and guard Ramel Bradley (188-85) added 21 points respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Hapoel J-M moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Galil Gilboa. Loser Maccabi Ashdod dropped to the ninth position with three games lost. Hapoel J-M will face league's leader Maccabi T-A in Tel-Aviv in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Maccabi Ashdod will play at home against Maccabi Haifa (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Maccabi Ashdod: R.Bradley 21+2reb+1ast, A.Tyus 16+16reb, J.Carter 16+4reb+2ast, C.Brackins 15+5reb, D.Hagag 3+1reb, M.Tapiro 2+7reb+8ast
Hapoel J-M: L.Jackson 18+4reb+2ast, D.Strawberry 15+1reb+1ast, D.Grunfeld 14+6reb, Y.Naimy 11+2reb+4ast, J.Varnado 8+4reb, B.Randle 8+9reb+4ast
gschID: 137310


B.C. Habikaa - Bnei Hasharon 76-74

Very expected game when 9th ranked Bnei Hasharon (1-4) was edged on the road by fourth ranked B.C. Habikaa (3-1) 76-74 on Sunday. However just two-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. The hosts trailed by 4 points after three quarters before their 22-16 charge, which allowed them to win the game. B.C. Habikaa outrebounded Bnei Hasharon 39-28 including 28 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was American-Panamanian guard Danilo Pinnock (196-83, college: Geo.Washington, agency: SportsTalent) who scored 19 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists. American swingman Dion Dowell (200-85, college: Houston) chipped in a double-double by scoring 10 points and 18 rebounds. Four B.C. Habikaa players scored in double figures. B.C. Habikaa's coach Avi Ashkenazi used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American guard LaceDarius Dunn (193-87, college: Baylor) produced 29 points and 6 rebounds (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line) and the other American import point guard Tweety Carter (180-86, college: Baylor) added 21 points and 8 assists respectively for the guests. B.C. Habikaa moved-up to third place. Bnei Hasharon lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the tenth position with four games lost. B.C. Habikaa will face Galil Gilboa (#4) on the road in the next round.
Top scorers:
Bnei Hasharon: L.Dunn 29+6reb, T.Carter 21+2reb+8ast, K.Lawson 10+5reb, D.James 8+7reb+2ast, J.Mintz 3+1reb, E.Katz 3+6reb+3ast
B.C. Habikaa: D.Pinnock 19+8reb+7ast, R.Freeman 19+4reb+2ast, P.Delaney 15+2reb+5ast, D.Dowell 10+18reb+1ast, I.Grinboim 8+1reb+2ast, E.Skverer 3+2ast
gschID: 137306


Maccabi Rishon - Galil Gilboa 83-88

There was a small surprise in Rishon Le-Zion where fifth ranked Galil Gilboa (3-2) beat 3rd placed Maccabi Rishon (2-2) 88-83 on Sunday. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Maccabi Rishon won third quarter 24-20. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Maccabi Rishon was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American-Polish point guard Chris Thomas (186-82, college: Notre Dame) who scored 22 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line). American Romeo Travis (200-84, college: Akron) chipped in 18 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). American guard Derwin Kitchen (193-86, college: Florida St., agency: VVG Sports) produced a double-double by scoring 23 points, 18 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals and the other American import forward Brandon Bowman (204-84, college: Georgetown) added 16 points and 10 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Maccabi Rishon's coach Effi Birnbaum rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Galil Gilboa moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Hapoel J-M. Loser Maccabi Rishon dropped to the sixth position with two games lost. Galil Gilboa will face higher ranked B.C. Habikaa (#3) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Maccabi Rishon will play against the league's second-placed Ironi Ashkelon.
Top scorers:
Maccabi Rishon: D.Kitchen 23+18reb+5ast, A.Uter 16+4reb, B.Bowman 16+10reb+1ast, J.Crawford 14+4ast, A.Ben David 5+1ast, N.Hanochi 5+1reb+1ast
Galil Gilboa: C.Thomas 22+5reb+5ast, R.Travis 18+4reb+1ast, I.Kozikaro 12+5reb, C.Fells 12+3reb+1ast, J.Jones 9+2reb+4ast, J.Martin 7+3reb
gschID: 137307




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  ITALY   


Sutor Montegranaro GM resigns - by Edoardo Tamalio
Today marks my journey here, I resign. 'With these words Gianmaria Vacirca freezes present in the press room at the end of Fabi-Angelic and announces his resignation as GM of Sutor. 'I tried' - he continues - 'to give every time. I arrived here 3 seasons ago, when the championship had already started, in a difficult situation and I tried to fix the team, we did a great run at the end, then things have changed, I did good things, some less good, but I think that today, after 3 years, everybody need a change, and the Sutor maybe need someone else. I am sorry to be leaving because I've got so many friends, but I want to say that this isn't an emotive decision, I thought about it for a few days and I think the Sutor needs something different because mine is a major contract and the company will use these resources in a different way. I'm sorry because my approach has always been liberal, I always let my staff work quietly and I shared this with their joys and mistakes. Ironically, for me, Ancona was fatal, the theater that I wanted so much. For me today closes a wonderful experience, I loved Fabi Shoes Montegranaro, and wish you good luck to all. Here I found everything I could want from a city, and hospitality from all friends: I am sorry to leave but this is right. '

Virtus Bologna also adds PG Luca Vitali - by Eurobasket News
Virtus Bologna announced signing of another player. It is point guard Luca Vitali (201-G-86), who penned a two-year deal with his new club. Vitaly spent last two seasons with Lottomatica Virtus Roma. In the latest one he had 4.1 ppg, 1.4 rpg and 1.4 apg for 19 games in SerieA. Vitali also averaged 6 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.6 assists for 10 Euroleague games. Before Roma, Luca Vitali spent one year with Armani Jeans Milano. From 2005 to 2008, he was a member of Montegranaro. In 2004/05, Vitali played for Virtus 1934 Bologna. They competed in B1. Luca Vitali is active member of the Italian National Team. He had 2.7 ppg for 3 games at the EuroBasket 2011 in Poland.

Lega2 round 7 best performance: Alan Voskuil - by Eurobasket News
American-Danish guard Alan Voskuil (191-G-86) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Morpho Basket, receiving a Eurobasket.com Lega2 Player of the Week award for round 7.
The 25-year old player was the main contributor (37 points, four rebounds and two assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat MarcoPoloShop (#12, 2-4) 93-87. Morpho Basket is placed at 5th position in Italian Lega2. They would have been even better if they did not have these two lost games earlier in Regular Season. Morpho Basket will need more victories to improve their 4-2 record. In the team's last game Voskuil had a remarkable nine three-pointers out of 13 attempts. He turned to be Morpho Basket's top player in his first season with the team. Former Texas Tech University star has very solid stats this year. Voskuil is in league's top in points (6th best: 19.3ppg) and averages impressive 52.9% from behind 3-point line.

The second best player in last round's games was young former international power forward Andrea Renzi (208-F/C-89, agency: Players Group) of Tezenis Verona. Renzi had a very good evening with 29 points and 7 rebounds. It was enough for Tezenis Verona to edge Sigma Barcel. (3-4) 84-78. The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. But Tezenis Verona managed to improve slightly their position in standings taking 9th place. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 3-4 record. Renzi is well-known at Tezenis Verona and is a proven leader in his second season with the team.

Third on the list of top players last round was former international forward Matteo Da Ros (204-F-89) of Sigma Barcel. (#10). Da Ros scored 27 points and grabbed six rebounds. Despite Da Ros' great performance Sigma Barcel. lost 78-84 to Tezenis Verona (3-4). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Sigma Barcel. ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 4 games, recording just three victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Da Ros could help Sigma Barcel. to bring them higher in the standings. Da Ros has a very solid season. In 7 games in Italy he scored 7.4ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Aaron Johnson (172-G-88) of Assi Ostuni - 24 points, 2 rebounds and 7 assists
5. James Thomas (203-F/C-80) of Givova Scafati - 13 points, 15 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Michele Maggioli (212-C-77) of Fileni BPA - 18 points and 10 rebounds
7. Leemire Goldwire (180-G-85) of Centrale Latte - 23 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Jason Rowe (178-G-78) of Prima Veroli - 30 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Tony Easley (206-F-87) of MarcoPoloShop - 16 points and 10 rebounds
10. Dejan Borovnjak (208-F-86) of Enel Brindisi - 15 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists

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


Adrien's double-double lands him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News
25-year old power forward Jeff Adrien (202-F/C-86, agency: Priority Sports) put on an amazing game in the last round for Benetton TV and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 6.
He had a double-double of 15 points and 13 rebounds, while his team edged out Novipiu CM (#17, 0-6), the league's bottom-ranked team 72-71. Benetton TV is placed at 8th position in league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost two games earlier this season. Benetton TV will need more victories to improve their 3-2 record. Adrien turned to be Benetton TV's top player in his first season with the team. University of Connecticut graduate has very impressive stats this year. Adrien. Adrien is in league's top in points (7th best: 16.0ppg) and averages solid 54.5% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Viktor Sanikidze (203-F-86) of CS Bologna. He is Georgian forward in his 3rd season at CS Bologna. In the last game Sanikidze recorded impressive double-double of 14 points and 12 rebounds. Of course CS Bologna cruised to a 74-63 relatively comfortable win over the higher-ranked Cimberio VA (#4, 4-2). CS Bologna's 11th position in the standings has not changed. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 3-3 record is not bad and everything may still change. Sanikidze is one of the most experienced players at CS Bologna and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to center Albert Miralles (208-C-82, agency: Interperformances) of Angelico BI (#5). Miralles scored 23 points and grabbed six rebounds. He was a key player of Angelico BI, leading his team to a 69-64 win against the lower-ranked Fabi Shoes (#14, 1-4). Angelico BI needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 4 victories and 2 lost games. Miralles has a very solid season. In 6 games in Italy he scored 12.2ppg. He also has 7.3rpg and FGP: 65.9%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Andre Collins (183-PG-82) of Pepsi Caserta - 22 points, 3 rebounds and 7 assists
5. Andrea Crosariol (212-C-84) of Lottomatica - 17 points and 8 rebounds
6. Andre Smith (203-F-85) of Pepsi Caserta - 19 points and 11 rebounds
7. Danilo Gallinari (205-G/F-88) of Armani MI - 15 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Alessandro Gentile (197-G/F-92) of Benetton TV - 19 points and 4 rebounds
9. Stefano Gentile (190-PG-89) of Novipiu CM - 23 points and 2 assists
10. Von Wafer (196-G-85) of Vanoli CR - 25 points, 3 rebounds and 4 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)


Virtus Bologna lands big guy Kristoffer Lang - by Eurobasket News
Kristoffer Lang (211-F/C-79, agency: SportsTalent, college: N.Carolina) is back to Virtus Bologna. The American big guy signed a deal for rest of the season. Lang spent the last one with Enel Brinidisi. He had 11.9 ppg and 7.8 rpg in 24 games. From February of 2008 to 2010 Lang played for Turk Telekom. He had 9 ppg and 4.5 rpg in TBL in their last season together. He also added 8.6 ppg and 4.6 rpg for the club in 11 EuroCup games. Kristoffer Lang played for the Bologna team from 2005 to 2007. In 2006/07 season he had 10.4 ppg and 5.1 rpg in 24 SerieA games. He had almost the same numbers a year before that. Lang also has experience from Ukraine, Spain, Poland and South Korea. He is a product of the North Carolina University.

Nazionale A Round 9: Undefeated Napoli loses their first game against Ferentino - by Eurobasket News
There was no lack of interesting games this round. The round ended with defeat of the leader and favorites losing the games.

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Napoli (8-1) at the home court on Sunday night. Hosts were defeated by Ferentino (6-3) 86-73. It ended at the same time the eight-game winning streak of Napoli. It was a key game for the top position in the league as both teams had the same 5-3 record before this meeting. The game was mostly controlled by Ferentino. Napoli managed to win third quarter 24-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 23-of-25 free shots (92.0 percent) during the game. 24 personal fouls committed by Napoli helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Naturalized Argentinian swingman Manuel Carrizo (198-80, agency: Players Group) stepped up and scored 24 points and 8 rebounds for the winners and guard Francesco Guarino (182-79) chipped in 16 points and 6 rebounds (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line). The best for the losing side was naturalized Argentinian guard Bernardo Musso (192-86) with 25 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals. Napoli's coach Maurizio Bartocci rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Ferentino keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 4 other teams. Newly promoted Napoli still keeps top place with one game lost. They share the position with Omegna. Ferentino is looking forward to face Latina Basket (#4) at home in the next round. Napoli will play against Orlandina and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very significant was Comsum.it SI's (#4) just 2-point road victory against 6th ranked Santarcangelo 67-65. Center Amedeo Tessitori (203-94) nailed 27 points and 9 rebounds for the winning side and Gabriele Spizzichini accounted for 12 points and 9 rebounds. Guard Luca Pesaresi (180-89) came up with 14 points and 4 assists for Santarcangelo in the defeat. Comsum.it SI (4-5) moved-up to third place, which they share with Latina Basket and San Severo. Newly promoted Santarcangelo dropped to the fourth position with six games lost. They share it with 6 other teams. Comsum.it SI will play against league's second-placed Trieste at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Santarcangelo will play against Casalpusterlengo and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
A very close game took place in Pavia between Perugia and Pavia. First ranked Perugia (6-3) got a very close victory on the road over 5th ranked Pavia (3-6). Perugia managed to escape with a 2-point win 64-62 on Sunday evening. The best player for the winners was Davide Poltroneri who scored 18 points. At the other side the best for losing team was Federico Maiocco who recorded 15 points and 7 rebounds. Perugia maintains first place with 6-3 record, which they share with 4 other teams. Pavia lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the fourth position with six games lost. They share it with 6 other teams. Perugia will meet at home Castelletto (#6) in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Pavia will play against the league's second-placed Torino and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a road loss of first ranked Bari (5-4) against fifth ranked Ruvo (2-7) on Sunday night. Visiting Bari was defeated by Ruvo in a tough game in Ruvo di Puglia 53-57. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Bari. It was a good game for Marco Tagliabue who led his team to a victory with 12 points and 5 rebounds (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line). Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Ruvo maintains fifth place with 2-7 record. Newly promoted Bari still keeps top position with four games lost. Ruvo's next round opponent will be Anagni (#5) on the road. Bari will play against Mazzeo San Severo (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Chieti (3-6) against fourth ranked Mazzeo San Severo (4-5) on Sunday night. Visiting Chieti was defeated by Mazzeo San Severo in San Severo 81-70. Giovanni Rugolo stepped up and scored 24 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Mazzeo San Severo moved-up to third place, which they share with Latina Basket and Comsum.it SI. Newly promoted Chieti dropped to the fourth position with six games lost. Mazzeo San Severo will face league's leader Bari in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Chieti will play against Matera and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 9: Trento won against Castelletto on the opponent's court 80-68. Latina Basket managed to outperform Anagni in a home game 86-76. Orlandina recorded a loss to Fabriano on the road 86-80. Matera defeated Recanati on its own court 80-76. Firenze was beaten by Trieste in a road game 85-71. Treviglio won against Torino at home 69-59. Casalpusterlengo unfortunately lost to Omegna on the opponent's court 72-90.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 26 points and 6 rebounds by Marco Evangelisti of Recanati.



Castelletto - Trento 68-80

Rather expected game when 6th ranked Castelletto (3-6) was defeated at home by third ranked Trento (5-4) 80-68 on Sunday. Trento forced 21 Castelletto turnovers. Guard Matteo Negri (194-91) stepped up and scored 16 points and 5 rebounds for the winners and center Marco Pazzi (203-79) chipped in 16 points and 5 rebounds. Four Trento players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was the former international swingman Simone Cotani (201-81) with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 11 rebounds and center Matteo Raminelli (203-83) produced a double-double by scoring 12 points and 10 rebounds. Trento keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 3 other teams. Castelletto lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the fourth place with six games lost. Trento will face league's leader Omegna at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Castelletto will play against the league's leader Perugia.
Top scorers:
Trento: M.Negri 16+5reb+2ast, M.Pazzi 16+5reb+1ast, M.Spanghero 15+1reb, W.Santarossa 11+4reb+4ast, A.Forray 8+3reb+2ast, L.Conte 7+6reb+1ast
Castelletto: S.Cotani 27+11reb+3ast, F.Dri 16+4reb+3ast, M.Raminelli 12+10reb+3ast, M.Cucinelli 7+5reb, L.Marmugi 2+1reb, A.Piazza 2+3reb+2ast
gschID: 135659


Latina Basket - Anagni 86-76

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both fifth ranked Latina Basket and 4th placed Anagni had identical 3-5 record. This time Latina Basket used a home court advantage and defeated the opponent from Anagni 86-76 on Sunday night. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 3-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 86-76. Latina Basket made 24-of-26 free shots (92.3 percent) during the game. Guard Tommaso Milani (190-88) stepped up and scored 22 points for the winners and naturalized Serbian forward Marko Micevic (198-89) chipped in 17 points and 6 rebounds. The best for the losing side was the former international guard Riccardo Santolamazza (195-83) with a double-double by scoring 14 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists and Nicolo Benedusi (193-88) scored 17 points. Four Latina Basket and five Anagni players scored in double figures. Latina Basket (4-5) moved-up to third place, which they share with Comsum.it SI and San Severo. Anagni at the other side keeps the fourth position with six games lost. Latina Basket will face league's second-placed Ferentino on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Anagni will play against Ruvo in Ruvo di Puglia and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Latina Basket: T.Milani 22+3reb+2ast, M.Micevic 17+6reb+1ast, T.Plateo 14+1reb+2ast, A.Quarisa 13+11reb, R.Romano 8+6reb+1ast, G.Giulio 4+1reb
Anagni: N.Benedusi 17+3reb, R.Santolamazza 14+10reb+4ast, J.Pozzi 11+6reb, A.Malamov 10+1reb+1ast, D.Corral 10+3reb, M.Baroncelli 8+1reb
gschID: 135660


Napoli - Ferentino 73-86

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Napoli (8-1) at the home court on Sunday night. Hosts were defeated by Ferentino (6-3) 86-73. It ended at the same time the eight-game winning streak of Napoli. It was a key game for the top position in the league as both teams had the same 5-3 record before this meeting. The game was mostly controlled by Ferentino. Napoli managed to win third quarter 24-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 23-of-25 free shots (92.0 percent) during the game. 24 personal fouls committed by Napoli helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Naturalized Argentinian swingman Manuel Carrizo (198-80, agency: Players Group) stepped up and scored 24 points and 8 rebounds for the winners and guard Francesco Guarino (182-79) chipped in 16 points and 6 rebounds (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line). Four Ferentino players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was naturalized Argentinian guard Bernardo Musso (192-86) with 25 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals and swingman Nelson Rizzitiello (198-84) scored 13 points. Napoli's coach Maurizio Bartocci rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Ferentino keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 4 other teams. Newly promoted Napoli still keeps top place with one game lost. They share the position with Omegna. Ferentino is looking forward to face Latina Basket (#4) at home in the next round. Napoli will play against Orlandina and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Ferentino: M.Carrizo 24+8reb+3ast, S.Bonfiglio 18+4reb+1ast, F.Guarino 16+6reb+3ast, S.Parrillo 10+3reb, F.Ihedioha 8+9reb, A.Iannuzzi 6+5reb
Napoli: B.Musso 25+6reb+4ast, S.Gatti 14+4reb, N.Rizzitiello 13+4reb+2ast, A.Iannilli 8+7reb+3ast, N.Bastone 5+2reb, N.Sabbatino 4
gschID: 135661


Ruvo - Bari 57-53

Very important is a road loss of first ranked Bari (5-4) against fifth ranked Ruvo (2-7) on Sunday night. Visiting Bari was defeated by Ruvo in a tough game in Ruvo di Puglia 53-57. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Bari. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 21-8. But Bari won second period 20-17. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Ruvo forced 21 Bari turnovers. 29 personal fouls committed by Bari helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for Marco Tagliabue (206-86) who led his team to a victory with 12 points and 5 rebounds (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line). Power forward Frederic Emejuru (203-88) contributed with 12 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Center Domenico Morena (210-70) answered with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 14 rebounds and guard Antonio Ruggiero (190-81) added 12 points and 4 steals in the effort for Bari. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Ruvo maintains fifth place with 2-7 record. Newly promoted Bari still keeps top position with four games lost. Ruvo's next round opponent will be Anagni (#5) on the road. Bari will play against Mazzeo San Severo (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Ruvo: T.Laquintana 13+2reb+1ast, F.Emejuru 12+7reb, M.Tagliabue 12+5reb+3ast, C.Villani 6+3reb+1ast, G.Antrops 4+3reb, D.Bonacini 4+3reb+4ast
Bari: S.Gigena 14+4reb, A.Ruggiero 12+4reb+3ast, D.Morena 12+14reb, D.Barozzi 4+3reb+1ast, M.Cardillo 4+6reb, F.Mian 4+1reb+1ast
gschID: 135662


San Severo - Chieti 81-70

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Chieti (3-6) against fourth ranked Mazzeo San Severo (4-5) on Sunday night. Visiting Chieti was defeated by Mazzeo San Severo in San Severo 81-70. The hosts trailed by 11 points after first quarter, but they stormed back and won the game by 11 points. Mazzeo San Severo made 19-of-24 free shots (79.2 percent) during the game. Chieti was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Swingman Giovanni Rugolo (196-81) stepped up and scored 24 points and 6 rebounds (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line) for the winners and forward Giovanni Fattori (202-85) chipped in 16 points and 7 rebounds. The best for the losing side was guard Stefano Rajola (187-72) with 18 points and the former international center Emanuele Rossi (208-82) produced a double-double by scoring 10 points and 11 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Mazzeo San Severo moved-up to third place, which they share with Latina Basket and Comsum.it SI. Newly promoted Chieti dropped to the fourth position with six games lost. Mazzeo San Severo will face league's leader Bari in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Chieti will play against Matera and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
San Severo: G.Rugolo 24+6reb+2ast, G.Fattori 16+7reb+1ast, R.Marzoli 12+2reb+2ast, F.Lovatti 10+1reb, F.Amoroso 9+7reb+2ast, F.Candido 4+1reb
Chieti: S.Rajola 18+2reb+3ast, M.Diomede 12+4reb, A.Raschi 11+4reb+2ast, A.Porfido 10+1reb, E.Rossi 10+11reb+2ast, R.Feliciangeli 9+6reb
gschID: 135663


Fabriano - Orlandina 86-80

There was a minor upset when 3rd placed Orlandina (5-4) was defeated on the road by sixth ranked Fabriano (1-8) 86-80 on Sunday. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Orlandina won fourth quarter 32-29. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Fabriano made 20-of-24 free shots (83.3 percent) during the game. They also forced 23 Orlandina turnovers. Forward Giorgio Sgobba (202-92) stepped up and scored 23 points and 8 rebounds for the winners and the former international forward Mario Gigena (198-77) chipped in 18 points. The best for the losing side was forward Thomas De Min (203-86) with 16 points (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line) and forward Nicholas Crow (199-89) scored 12 points and 8 rebounds. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Newly promoted Fabriano maintains sixth place with 1-8 record. Orlandina at the other side, also newcomer in the league, still keeps top position with four games lost. Fabriano will face league's second-placed Recanati on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Orlandina will play against the league's leader Napoli and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Fabriano: G.Sgobba 23+8reb, M.Gigena 18+4reb+2ast, L.Usberti 14+5reb+1ast, A.Iardella 12+4reb+2ast, N.Manuel Stanic 10+4ast, G.Castelletta 7+5reb
Orlandina: T.De Min 16+4reb+2ast, N.Crow 12+8reb, M.Cardinali 12+1reb+2ast, P.Albertinazzi 11+2reb+2ast, F.Zanelli 11+1reb+3ast, F.Alessandri 10+1reb+2ast
gschID: 135664


Matera - Recanati 80-76

There was a surprise result when sixth ranked Matera (3-6) beat at home second-best Recanati (5-4) 80-76 on Sunday. Recanati trailed by 11 points after 3 quarters before a 25-18 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 76-80 at the end of the game. Forward Luca Tardito (201-89, agency: Players Group) stepped up and scored 14 points and 9 rebounds for the winners and guard Gianni Cantagalli (196-88, agency: Players Group) chipped in 18 points and 5 rebounds. Four Matera players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was guard Marco Evangelisti (198-84) with 26 points and 6 rebounds (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line) and naturalized Argentinian guard Federico Gilardi (190-79, agency: Players Group) scored 13 points. Matera moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 6 other teams. Recanati at the other side still keeps top position with four games lost. Matera will face Chieti (#4) on the road in the next round. Recanati will play against Fabriano.
Top scorers:
Matera: G.Cantagalli 18+5reb+2ast, A.LaGioia 16+3reb+1ast, L.Tardito 14+9reb+3ast, A.Pilotti 12+3reb+5ast, R.Martone 11+4reb+1ast, S.Vico 4+5reb+2ast
Recanati: M.Evangelisti 26+6reb+3ast, F.Gilardi 13+4reb, A.Pierini 10+6reb, M.Ceron 9+8reb, P.Chiarello 6+7reb+1ast, R.Fossati 5+3reb
gschID: 135665


Trieste - Firenze 85-71

There was no surprise when 5th ranked Firenze (3-6) was defeated on the road by second ranked Trieste (6-3) 85-71 on Sunday. The game without a history. Trieste led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 29-of-33 free shots (87.9 percent) during the game. Trieste forced 23 Firenze turnovers and outrebounded them 34-19 including a 25-14 advantage in defensive rebounds. Firenze was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Forward Luca Gandini (205-85) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds for the winners and the former international Leonardo Zaccariello (190-82, agency: Players Group) chipped in 12 points and 6 rebounds. Four Trieste players scored in double figures. Trieste's coach Eugenio Dalmasson used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was the former international guard Stefano Rabaglietti (190-83) with 25 points and 6 steals (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line) and forward Stefano Spizzichini (202-90) scored 18 points and 5 rebounds. Trieste keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 4 other teams. Newly promoted Firenze dropped to the fourth place with six games lost. Trieste will face Comsum.it SI (#4) in Siena in the next round. Firenze will play at home against Treviglio and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Trieste: M.Carra 17+1reb+2ast, L.Gandini 15+11reb+1ast, D.Mastrangelo 13, L.Zaccariello 12+6reb+3ast, A.Scutiero 10+1reb, A.Moruzzi 6+7reb+1ast
Firenze: S.Rabaglietti 25+3reb+2ast, S.Spizzichini 18+5reb, A.Giampaoli 8+2reb, A.Capitanelli 7+4reb, A.Amici 5+1reb+1ast, D.Monaldi 3+1ast
gschID: 135654


Santarcangelo - Comsum.it SI 65-67

Very significant was Comsum.it SI's (#4) just 2-point road victory against 6th ranked Santarcangelo 67-65. The guests were ahead by 2 points but lost the second period ending it with a 14-point deficit before their 25-9 run, which allowed them to win the game. Comsum.it SI outrebounded Santarcangelo 42-30 including 32 on the defensive glass. Center Amedeo Tessitori (203-94) nailed 27 points and 9 rebounds for the winning side and guard Gabriele Spizzichini (195-92) accounted for 12 points and 9 rebounds. Guard Luca Pesaresi (180-89) came up with 14 points and 4 assists and swingman Luca Bedetti (193-89) added 11 points and 5 rebounds respectively for Santarcangelo in the defeat. Four Santarcangelo players scored in double figures. Comsum.it SI (4-5) moved-up to third place, which they share with Latina Basket and San Severo. Newly promoted Santarcangelo dropped to the fourth position with six games lost. They share it with 6 other teams. Comsum.it SI will play against league's second-placed Trieste at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Santarcangelo will play against Casalpusterlengo and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Comsum.it SI: A.Tessitori 27+9reb+1ast, G.Spizzichini 12+9reb+2ast, N.Mei 9+6reb+1ast, S.Simeoli 6+7reb, C.Bianconi 5+2reb, M.Pascolo 3+7reb+1ast
Santarcangelo: L.Pesaresi 14+1reb+4ast, M.Palermo 13+4reb+1ast, A.Ancellotti 13+4reb, L.Bedetti 11+5reb+3ast, N.Italiano 4+2reb, G.Broglia 4
gschID: 135655


Treviglio - Torino 69-59

There was a small surprise when fourth ranked Treviglio (6-3) won against at home second-best Torino (7-2) 69-59 on Sunday. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Treviglio forced 23 Torino turnovers. Center Jacopo Borra (212-90) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 12 points, 12 rebounds and 4 blocks for the winners and swingman Andrea Vitale (199-82, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 15 points and 6 rebounds. Four Treviglio players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was guard Marco Portannese (192-89, agency: Players Group) with 13 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line) and naturalized San Marino Federico Tassinari (195-77, agency: Players Group) scored 12 points and 6 rebounds. Treviglio have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with 4 other teams. Torino at the other side keeps the second place with two games lost. Treviglio will face Firenze (#5) on the road in the next round. Torino will play against Pavia.
Top scorers:
Treviglio: A.Vitale 15+6reb+2ast, J.Borra 12+12reb+2ast, N.Cazzolato 12+6reb+3ast, L.Molinaro 11+2reb+1ast, A.Fabi 8+2ast, M.Planezio 5+1reb
Torino: C.Masper 14+4reb, M.Portannese 13+5reb+4ast, F.Tassinari 12+6reb+1ast, F.Conti 8+2reb+2ast, M.Giadini 5+9reb+3ast, D.Parente 4+4reb+2ast
gschID: 135656


Pavia - Perugia 62-64

A very close game took place in Pavia between Perugia and Pavia. First ranked Perugia (6-3) got a very close victory on the road over 5th ranked Pavia (3-6). Perugia managed to escape with a 2-point win 64-62 on Sunday evening. The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 18-7. But Pavia won second period 17-14. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Perugia dominated on the defensive end, holding Pavia to just 7 points in first quarter. The best player for the winners was Davide Poltroneri (195-85) who scored 18 points. The former international power forward Luca Bisconti (206-82) chipped in 11 points and 7 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was swingman Federico Maiocco (200-83) who recorded 15 points and 7 rebounds and guard Roberto Maggio (183-90) added 13 points and 6 rebounds respectively. Four Pavia players scored in double figures. Perugia maintains first place with 6-3 record, which they share with 4 other teams. Pavia lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the fourth position with six games lost. They share it with 6 other teams. Perugia will meet at home Castelletto (#6) in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Pavia will play against the league's second-placed Torino and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Perugia: D.Poltroneri 18+2reb+2ast, R.Truccolo 14+3ast, L.Bisconti 11+7reb+1ast, M.Caroldi 9+8reb+1ast, F.Baldi Rossi 6+11reb+1ast, G.Chiatti 6+4reb
Pavia: F.Maiocco 15+7reb, L.Furlanetto 14+3reb+1ast, R.Maggio 13+6reb+2ast, R.Cazzaniga 10+9reb, S.Borgna 5+1ast, D.Bozzetto 4+13reb+1ast
gschID: 135657


Omegna - Casalpusterlengo 90-72

Rather expected game when 3rd placed Casalpusterlengo (6-3) was defeated on the road by first ranked Omegna (8-1) 90-72 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 5 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 9-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 90-72. Omegna made 21-of-27 free shots (77.8 percent) during the game. Omegna had a 27-16 advantage in offensive rebounds. Casalpusterlengo was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. Naturalized Argentinian power forward Franco Prelazzi (205-79) stepped up and scored 21 points and 6 rebounds for the winners and forward Stefano Masciadri (200-89) chipped in 13 points and 6 rebounds. Four Omegna players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was power forward Alberto Chiumenti (204-87, agency: Players Group) with 16 points and 5 rebounds and guard Roberto Prandin (188-86) scored 19 points. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Omegna maintains first place with 8-1 record, which they share with Napoli. Casalpusterlengo at the other side still keeps top position with three games lost. Omegna will face Trento (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Casalpusterlengo will play against Santarcangelo in Sant'Arcangelo and be promoted back to the Lega2 just one year after relegation.
Top scorers:
Omegna: F.Prelazzi 21+6reb+1ast, S.Masciadri 13+6reb+1ast, A.Saccaggi 11+1reb, D.Casadei 11+3reb+2ast, T.Raspino 10+4reb+2ast, P.Paci 8+5reb
Casalpusterlengo: R.Prandin 19+2reb, A.Chiumenti 16+5reb+1ast, M.Contento 11+1reb+1ast, P.Biligha 8+5reb, R.Casagrande 7+4reb, M.Venuto 6+1reb
gschID: 135658




stats leader
Points Per Game
 Marco EVANGELISTI
  Recanati
  (198-G-84)
  Avg: 19.8
 1. Evangelisti, Recan.19.8 
 2. Musso, Napoli19.6 
 3. Benevelli, Orlandi.17.0 
 4. Mei, Comsum.it SI16.6 
 5. Micevic, Latina B.15.9 
 6. Zanelli, Orlandina15.8 
 7. Portannese, Torino15.8 
 8. Carra, Trieste15.7 
 9. Prandin, Casalp.15.6 
 10. Poltroneri, Perug.15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Emanuele ROSSI
  Chieti
  (208-C-82)
  Avg: 11.1
 1. Rossi, Chieti11.1 
 2. Iannilli, Napoli10.1 
 3. Benevelli, Orlandi.9.1 
 4. Baldi Rossi, Perug.9.1 
 5. Simeoli, Comsum.i.8.3 
 6. Tessitori, Comsum..8.2 
 7. Crow, Orlandina7.9 
 8. Gandini, Trieste7.8 
 9. Fattori, San Severo7.7 
 10. Pazzi, Trento7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Matteo BERTOLAZZI
  Omegna
  (181-G-79)
  Avg: 4.7
 1. Bertolazzi, Omegna4.7 
 2. Stanic, Fabriano4.3 
 3. Musso, Napoli3.7 
 4. Venuto, Casalp.3.6 
 5. Zanelli, Orlandina3.5 
 6. Ferrarese, Castell.3.4 
 7. Santolamazza, Ana.3.3 
 8. Ruggiero, Bari3.3 
 9. Vico, Matera3.2 
 10. Rivali, Santarcan.3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Alessio IARDELLA
  Fabriano
  (187-F-88)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Iardella, Fabriano4.8 
 2. Musso, Napoli3.6 
 3. Malamov, Anagni3.3 
 4. Vico, Matera3.1 
 5. Stanic, Fabriano3.1 
 6. Cazzaniga, Pavia3.1 
 7. Guarino, Ferentino3.1 
 8. Mei, Comsum.it SI3.1 
 9. Zaccariello, Tries.3.1 
 10. Bertolazzi, Omegna3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrea ANCELLOTTI
  Santar.
  (212-C-88)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Ancellotti, Santar.1.4 
 2. Capitanelli, Firen.1.3 
 3. Candido, San Seve.1.1 
 4. Biligha, Casalp.1.1 
 5. Raminelli, Castell.1.1 
 6. Cotani, Castelletto1.0 
 7. Tessitori, Comsum..1.0 
 8. Borra, Treviglio1.0 
 9. Pascolo, Trento1.0 
 10. Gatti, Napoli1.0 


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


Standings - B1
Nazionale Standings
Div.North-East
 1. Perugia 6-3 
 2. Trieste 6-3 
 3. Trento 5-4 
 4. Comsum.it SI 4-5 
 5. Firenze 3-6 
 6. Santarcangelo 3-6 
Div.North-West
 1. Omegna 8-1 
 2. Torino 7-2 
 3. Casalpusterlengo 6-3 
 4. Treviglio 6-3 
 5. Pavia 3-6 
 6. Castelletto 3-6 
Div.South-East
 1. Bari 5-4 
 2. Recanati 5-4 
 3. San Severo 4-5 
 4. Chieti 3-6 
 5. Ruvo 2-7 
 6. Fabriano 1-8 
Div.South-West
 1. Napoli 8-1 
 2. Ferentino 6-3 
 3. Orlandina 5-4 
 4. Latina Basket 4-5 
 5. Anagni 3-6 
 6. Matera 3-6 


Stats Leaders - SerieA
Points Per Game
 Von WAFER
  Vanoli CR
  (196-G-85)
  Avg: 20.3
 1. Wafer, Vanoli CR20.3 
 2. Collins, Pepsi C.18.4 
 3. Smith, Pepsi C.17.2 
 4. Coleman, Angelico.17.0 
 5. Datome, Lottomat.16.8 
 6. Hackett, Scavolin.16.2 
 7. Adrien, Benetton16.0 
 8. Diener, Banco d.16.0 
 9. Fletcher, Pepsi C.15.8 
 10. McCalebb, Montep.15.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jeff ADRIEN
  Benetton TV
  (202-F/C-86)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Adrien, Benetton11.2 
 2. Johnson, Sidigas10.3 
 3. Homan, CS Bologna10.0 
 4. Smith, Pepsi C.8.6 
 5. Brunner, Fabi Shoes8.4 
 6. Sanikidze, CS Bo.8.3 
 7. Ivanov, Fabi Shoes8.2 
 8. Amoroso, Banca T.8.0 
 9. Brown, Banca T.7.3 
 10. Miralles, Angelic.7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Marques GREEN
  Sidigas AV
  (169-PG-82)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Green, Sidigas AV5.7 
 2. Collins, Pepsi C.5.6 
 3. Diener, Banco d.5.0 
 4. Stipcevic, Cimberi.5.0 
 5. Cook, Armani MI4.7 
 6. Brown, Banca T.4.2 
 7. Cavaliero, Scavoli.3.6 
 8. McIntyre, CS Bo.3.5 
 9. Temple, Novipiu CM3.4 
 10. Clark, Umana V.3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Aubrey COLEMAN
  Angelico.
  (193-G-87)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Coleman, Angelico.3.3 
 2. Collins, Pepsi C.2.6 
 3. Di Bella, Fabi S.2.4 
 4. Smith, Pepsi C.2.4 
 5. Johnson, Sidigas2.3 
 6. Pullen, Angelico BI2.3 
 7. Hosley, Banco d.2.2 
 8. Hackett, Scavolin.2.2 
 9. Green, Sidigas AV2.2 
 10. Bowers, Umana V.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Marco CUSIN
  Scavolini PS
  (211-C-85)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Cusin, Scavolini PS1.6 
 2. Shermadini, Bennet1.5 
 3. Szewczyk, Umana V.1.4 
 4. Lavrinovic, Montep.1.0 
 5. Summers, Montepas.1.0 
 6. Johnson, Sidigas0.8 
 7. Plisnic, Banco d.0.8 
 8. Crosariol, Lottoma.0.8 
 9. Ress, Montepaschi0.8 
 10. Adrien, Benetton0.8 


Stats Leaders - Lega2
Points Per Game
 Dwight HARDY
  Giorgio .
  (188-G-)
  Avg: 23.7
 1. Hardy, Giorgio23.7 
 2. Freeman, MarcoPol.23.7 
 3. Taylor, Trenkwal.20.7 
 4. Teague, S.Antimo19.7 
 5. Marigney, Givova S.19.6 
 6. Voskuil, Morpho B.19.3 
 7. Maggioli, Fileni B.18.0 
 8. George, S.Antimo17.5 
 9. Klobucar, Assi Ost.16.4 
 10. Robinson, Trenkwa.16.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 James THOMAS
  Givova S.
  (203-F/C-80)
  Avg: 11.7
 1. Thomas, Givova S.11.7 
 2. Diliegro, Assi Ost.9.6 
 3. Easley, MarcoPol.9.3 
 4. Anderson, Morpho B.8.8 
 5. Maggioli, Fileni B.8.5 
 6. Chiacig, Trenkwald.8.3 
 7. Baldassarre, Bianc.8.0 
 8. Jones, Giorgio7.0 
 9. Callahan, Enel B.6.9 
 10. Filloy, Trenkwald.6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Roman NARDI
  MarcoPol.
  (186-G-85)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Nardi, MarcoPol.6.8 
 2. Johnson, Assi O.6.1 
 3. Porta, Tezenis4.3 
 4. Blizzard, Biancobl.3.7 
 5. Cantone, S.Antimo3.7 
 6. Green, Sigma B.3.7 
 7. Goldwire, Centra.3.4 
 8. Kelley, Biancobl.3.2 
 9. Rowe, Prima Veroli2.9 
 10. Hafnar, Aget Imo.2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Mario WEST
  Tezenis .
  (196-G-84)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. West, Tezenis3.6 
 2. Thompson, Centra.3.1 
 3. Radulovic, Givova3.1 
 4. Marigney, Givova S.3.0 
 5. Hunter, Enel Brind.3.0 
 6. Blizzard, Biancobl.2.8 
 7. McConnell, Fileni2.8 
 8. Green, Sigma B.2.7 
 9. Boscagin, Tezeni.2.7 
 10. Rowe, Prima Veroli2.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Michele MAGGIOLI
  Fileni B.
  (212-C-77)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Maggioli, Fileni B.1.5 
 2. Thomas, Givova S.1.1 
 3. DiGiuliomari., Tez.1.0 
 4. Busma, Centrale.1.0 
 5. Edwards, Tezenis0.9 
 6. Cervi, Trenkwalder0.8 
 7. West, Tezenis0.7 
 8. Renzi, Tezenis0.7 
 9. Baldassarre, Bianc.0.7 
 10. Taylor, Trenkwal.0.7 


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


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BJ League Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Kevin PALMER
  Fukuoka .
  (198-G/F-87)
  Avg: 23.7
 1. Palmer, Fukuoka23.7 
 2. White, Oita H.23.3 
 3. Parker, Shimane SM21.8 
 4. Hargrow, Chiba J.20.4 
 5. Flowers, Saitama20.3 
 6. Humphrey, Saitama20.1 
 7. Washington, Osaka19.7 
 8. Fitzgerald, Sendai19.4 
 9. Kennedy, Iwate B.18.6 
 10. Roberts, Shins.18.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Chris HOLM
  Niigata Albirex
  (212-C/F-84)
  Avg: 12
 1. Holm, Niigata Albi.12.0 
 2. Ocitti, Akita NH11.3 
 3. Newton, Okinawa GK10.6 
 4. McFarland, Yokoham.10.5 
 5. Searcy, Toyama G.10.4 
 6. Roberts, Shins.10.3 
 7. Dora, Miyazaki SS10.3 
 8. Rickert, Kyoto H.10.2 
 9. Staten, Chiba Jets10.2 
 10. Nunnally, Takamat.10.2 
Assists Per Game
 Edward YAMAMOTO
  Shima.
  (173-PG-86)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Yamamoto, Shima.6.7 
 2. Satterfield, Saita.6.3 
 3. Gardener, Akita NH5.7 
 4. Takushi, Oita H.5.1 
 5. Dukes, Sendai 89e.4.8 
 6. Kabaya, Yokohama.4.8 
 7. Dixon, Hamamats.4.3 
 8. Shimizu, Miyazaki.4.2 
 9. Saito, Shinshu BW3.9 
 10. Namizato, Okina.3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin PALMER
  Fukuoka .
  (198-G/F-87)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Palmer, Fukuoka3.3 
 2. Staten, Chiba Jets2.5 
 3. Okosa, Okinawa GK2.3 
 4. Arnold, Hamamats.2.3 
 5. Parker, Shimane SM2.2 
 6. Lyons, Miyazaki SS2.0 
 7. Hamilton, Fukuok.2.0 
 8. Humphrey, Saitama1.9 
 9. Golson, Shimane SM1.9 
 10. Saito, Shinshu BW1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Lawrence BLACKLEDGE
  Osaka E.
  (206-F-86)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Blackledge, Osaka3.7 
 2. Davis, Shimane SM2.9 
 3. McHenry, Okina.1.9 
 4. Singleton, Sendai1.8 
 5. Hughes, Shinshu BW1.7 
 6. Ocitti, Akita NH1.7 
 7. Marshall, Osaka E.1.6 
 8. Williams, Takamats.1.6 
 9. Ashby, Shiga L.1.4 
 10. Flowers, Saitama1.4 


BJ League Round 11 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News
Toyama Grouses (#6) forced the game against Sendai 89ers (#3) into an overtime, but lost by four points 84-88 on Saturday night. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Toyama Grouses. It was a great evening for Johnny Dukes who led his team to a victory scoring 21 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Sendai 89ers' coach Robert Pierce used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Sendai 89ers have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Shiga L-Stars and Shimane SM. Toyama Grouses at the other side keep the sixth position with five games lost. Sendai 89ers will face again Toyama Grouses (#6) at home in the next round.

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 11: winless Takamatsu FA were destroyed by Fukuoka Rizing on the opponent's court 89-63. Miyazaki SS unfortunately lost to Okinawa GK in a home game 55-60. Akita NH rolled over Chiba Jets on the road 96-71. Hamamatsu P. defeated Saitama Bron. on its own court 87-75. Shiga L-Stars was smashed by Osaka Evessa in a road game 91-71. Shimane SM won against Niigata Albirex at home 86-82. Shinshu BW outscored Iwate Big Bulls on the opponent's court 84-63.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 30 points and 13 rebounds by Edward Morris of Shinshu BW.



Fukuoka Rizing - Takamatsu FA 89-63

Very expected game when bottom-ranked Takamatsu FA (0-10) was crushed on the road by fifth ranked Fukuoka Rizing (6-4) 89-63 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Fukuoka Rizing. Takamatsu FA was better in fourth quarter 24-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Takamatsu FA to just 7 points in first quarter. Fukuoka Rizing dominated down low during the game scoring 68 of its points in the paint compared to Takamatsu FA's 48. Fukuoka Rizing forced 22 Takamatsu FA turnovers. It was a great evening for American swingman Kevin Palmer (198-87, college: Texas A&M - C.C., agency: VVG Sports) who led his team to a victory scoring 21 points and 8 rebounds. His fellow American import forward Gerald Inman (208-87, college: Rutgers) helped adding 18 points and 10 rebounds. Inman is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Four Fukuoka Rizing players scored in double figures. Fukuoka Rizing's coach felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. STVn center Nyika Williams (203-87, college: Pacific) responded with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 13 rebounds and American forward Michael Nunnally (203-86, college: Pacific) produced a double-double by scoring 10 points and 10 rebounds. Fukuoka Rizing have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Chiba Jets. Takamatsu FA at the other side still closes the standings with ten games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Takamatsu FA: N.Williams 17+13reb, H.Kikuchi 15+2reb, M.Nunnally 10+10reb+1ast, M.Suzuki 8+2reb, P.Butorac 7+6reb+1ast, K.Tsutsumi 6+2reb+3ast
Fukuoka Rizing: K.Palmer 21+8reb+1ast, G.Inman 18+10reb+1ast, C.Dixon 18+1reb+2ast, A.Takeno 17+2ast, S.Ishitani 6+2reb+2ast, G.Hamilton 5+15reb+4ast
gschID: 141932


Miyazaki SS - Okinawa GK 55-60

Very predictable result when second ranked Okinawa GK (7-2) defeated on the road 8th ranked Miyazaki Shining Suns (2-7) 60-55 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 19-12 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Okinawa GK outrebounded Miyazaki Shining Suns 49-37 including 37 on the defensive glass. It was a great evening for American center Jeff Newton (205-81, college: Indiana) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds. His fellow American import Anthony McHenry (202-83, college: Georgia Tech) helped adding 7 points and 13 rebounds. American power forward Lewis Witcher (207-87, college: Virginia Tech) responded with 6 points, 14 rebounds and 6 assists and guard Taishiro Shimizu (183-81) scored 13 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Miyazaki Shining Suns' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Okinawa GK have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain second place with 7-2 record behind leader Osaka Evessa. Miyazaki Shining Suns at the other side keep the eighth position with seven games lost. Okinawa GK will have a break next round. Miyazaki Shining Suns will play again at home against the league's second-placed Okinawa GK (#2).
Top scorers:
Miyazaki SS: T.Shimizu 13+6reb+5ast, I.Harris 10+3reb, T.Ito 10, D.Dora 6+4reb+1ast, L.Witcher 6+14reb+6ast, Y.Tsubasa 4+1reb+1ast
Okinawa GK: J.Newton 16+12reb+3ast, N.Namizato 12+6reb+1ast, R.Okosa 9+10reb, A.McHenry 7+13reb+1ast, N.Kosuge 7+2reb+1ast, D.Larkai 6+4reb
gschID: 141933


Sendai 89ers - Toyama Grouses 88-84 OT

Toyama Grouses (#6) forced the game against Sendai 89ers (#3) into an overtime, but lost by four points 84-88 on Saturday night. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Toyama Grouses. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 20-13. But Toyama Grouses won second period 21-18. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening, at least not yet. The game turned upside-down in the last quarter, where Toyama Grouses used huge pressure winning it 23-21 getting a tie at the end of regular time. They lost eventually overtime period 6-10. It was a great evening for American forward Johnny Dukes (203-84, college: San Bernardino CC) who led his team to a victory scoring 21 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. His fellow American import forward Daniel Fitzgerald (206-84, college: Marquette) helped adding 23 points. Fitzgerald is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Four Sendai 89ers players scored in double figures. Sendai 89ers' coach Robert Pierce used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American forward Ira Brown (193-82, college: Gonzaga, agency: Dream Team Management) responded with 21 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals and guard Takeshi Mito (184-85) scored 17 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Sendai 89ers have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Shiga L-Stars and Shimane SM. Toyama Grouses at the other side keep the sixth position with five games lost. Sendai 89ers will face again Toyama Grouses (#6) at home in the next round.
Top scorers:
Toyama Grouses: I.Brown 21+7reb+4ast, T.Mito 17+5reb+6ast, M.Joho 14+6reb+4ast, L.Turner 9+3reb, D.Searcy 8+10reb, H.Johnson 8+6reb+3ast
Sendai 89ers: D.Fitzgerald 23+4reb+2ast, J.Dukes 21+7reb+4ast, O.Mims 15+6reb, R.Singleton 12+8reb, T.Shimura 7+3reb+5ast, H.Kusaka 6+7reb+3ast
gschID: 141927


Chiba Jets - Akita NH 71-96

The game between closely ranked teams ended with second-ranked Chiba Jets' (6-4) home loss to first ranked Akita Happinets (8-2) 71-96 on Saturday. The game without a history. Akita Happinets 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 Chiba Jets' 20. They outrebounded Chiba Jets 45-31 including a 34-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. Chiba Jets were plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a great evening for Dutch-American power forward Stanley Ocitti (203-80, college: Binghamton) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 19 rebounds. American swingman Devin Sweetney (198-87, college: St.Francis, PA) helped adding 27 points and 6 rebounds (on 11-of-13 shooting from the field). Four Akita Happinets players scored in double figures. American guard Jamel Staten (198-83, college: Minn.St.-Mankato) responded with 6 points and 12 rebounds and forward Reina Itakura (194-81) scored 9 points and 5 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Akita Happinets maintains first place with 8-2 record. Loser Chiba Jets dropped to the third position with four games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Chiba Jets: M.Hargrow 13+1reb+1ast, T.Ishida 12+1reb, H.Sato 11+1ast, R.Itakura 9+5reb+3ast, T.Nakamura 7+4reb, J.Staten 6+12reb+2ast
Akita NH: D.Sweetney 27+6reb+1ast, R.Woods 19+4reb+1ast, S.Ocitti 16+19reb, Y.Kikuchi 12+3reb+3ast, M.Hasegawa 7+4ast, M.Gardener 6+3reb+6ast
gschID: 141928


Hamamatsu P. - Saitama Bron. 87-75

Everything went according to plan in Mikawa where fifth ranked Hamamatsu Phoenix (5-4) beat 9th ranked Saitama Broncos (3-6) 87-75 on Saturday. The game without a history. Hamamatsu Phoenix led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Americans were the main players on the court. It was a great evening for guard Jermaine Dixon (191-87, college: Pittsburgh, agency: VVG Sports) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 18 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. Forward Jeffrey Parmer (203-85, college: Florida Atlantic, agency: Dynamics Global Management) helped adding 14 points and 15 rebounds. Hamamatsu Phoenix's coach Ryuji Kawai allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Swingman John Humphrey (188-80, college: Middle Tenn.St., agency: Court Side) responded with 23 points and 9 rebounds and forward John Flowers (200-89, college: W.Virginia, agency: KMG Sports Management) scored 12 points and 8 rebounds. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Hamamatsu Phoenix have a solid series of four victories in a row. Defending champion moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Shinshu BW. Saitama Broncos lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the ninth position with six games lost. Hamamatsu Phoenix will face again Saitama Broncos (#9) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game.
Top scorers:
Saitama Bron.: J.Humphrey 23+9reb+3ast, K.Satterfield 14+3reb+4ast, D.Terashita 12+5reb+2ast, J.Flowers 12+8reb+2ast, Y.Kitamuki 10+7reb+1ast, M.Haraguchi 2+2reb
Hamamatsu P.: J.Dixon 18+10reb+5ast, S.Nakanishi 15+2reb, J.Parmer 14+15reb+3ast, W.Arnold 13+6reb+5ast, L.Pomare 12+6reb+1ast, Y.Shiina 6+1ast
gschID: 141929


Osaka Evessa - Shiga L-Stars 91-71

There was no surprise when 3rd placed Shiga L-Stars (6-3) were outplayed on the road by first ranked Osaka Evessa (8-1) 91-71 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Osaka Evessa. Shiga L-Stars was better in fourth quarter 25-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Osaka Evessa dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Shiga L-Stars' 38. Osaka Evessa had a 28-16 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Shiga L-Stars were plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Americans were the main players on the court. It was a great evening for forward Lawrence Blackledge (206-86, college: Marquette) who led his team to a victory scoring 13 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 blocks. Forward Lynn Washington (200-78, college: Indiana) helped adding 16 points. Blackledge is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top summer league for players who want to play basketball overseas. Osaka Evessa's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Forward Ray Nixon (203-84, college: Wisconsin) responded with 19 points and 7 rebounds and forward Josh Peppers (201-85, college: Cent.Florida, agency: Court Side) scored 14 points and 7 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Osaka Evessa have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They maintain first place with 8-1 record. Loser Shiga L-Stars dropped to the second position with three games lost. Osaka Evessa will face again Shiga L-Stars (#4) at home in the next round.
Top scorers:
Shiga L-Stars: R.Nixon 19+7reb+3ast, Y.Okada 15+1reb, J.Peppers 14+7reb+3ast, J.Ashby 13+9reb+1ast, D.Gomez Camargo 5+3reb+2ast, T.Fujiwara 4+1reb+4ast
Osaka Evessa: L.Washington 16+4reb+2ast, S.Takeda 16+3reb, L.Blackledge 13+9reb+5ast, L.Payne 12+5reb+1ast, S.Konno 9+3reb+2ast, C.Aoki 8+2reb+2ast
gschID: 141930


Shimane SM - Niigata Albirex 86-82

No shocking result in a game when fourth ranked Shimane Magic (6-3) won against at home 8th ranked Niigata Albirex (3-4) 86-82 on Saturday. However just four-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. The hosts trailed by 9 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 86-82. Americans were the main players on the court. It was a great evening for forward Michael Parker (202-81, college: Evergreen St.) who led his team to a victory scoring 21 points and 5 rebounds. Forward Reggie Golson (201-81, college: SE Missouri St., agency: Court Side) helped adding 19 points, 5 assists and 4 steals. Power forward Chris Holm (212-84, college: Vermont) responded with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 17 rebounds and forward Erron Maxey (198-78, college: Providence) scored 24 points. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Niigata Albirex's coach Matt Garrison rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Shimane Magic moved-up to second place, which they share with Shiga L-Stars and Sendai 89ers. Loser Niigata Albirex keeps the eighth position with four games lost. Shimane Magic will face again Niigata Albirex (#8) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game.
Top scorers:
Niigata Albirex: E.Maxey 24+4reb+1ast, Y.Ikeda 14, N.Murry 12+7reb+2ast, C.Holm 12+17reb+2ast, S.Komatsu 8+1ast, J.Keefe 8+6reb
Shimane SM: M.Parker 21+5reb+2ast, R.Golson 19+4reb+5ast, J.Nakama 15+5reb+2ast, B.Puckett 10+5reb+1ast, T.Yokoo 9, J.Davis 7+6reb+2ast
gschID: 141931


Iwate Big Bulls - Shinshu BW 63-84

Very expected game when 10th ranked Iwate Big Bulls (1-8) were crushed at home by fourth ranked Shinshu BW (5-4) 84-63 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Shinshu BW. Iwate Big Bulls was better in fourth quarter 24-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Iwate Big Bulls to just 6 points in second quarter. Iwate Big Bulls were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. Americans were the main players on the court. It was a great evening for power forward Edward Morris (205-84, college: Pittsburg St.) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 30 points and 13 rebounds (on 12-of-15 shooting from the field). Power forward Lee Roberts (201-87, college: Findlay, OH) helped adding 19 points and 7 rebounds. Forward Thomas Kennedy (201-87, college: Detroit Mercy, agency: Global Sports Plaza) responded with 23 points and 5 rebounds and power forward LaShawn Malloy (209-84, college: New Orleans) produced a double-double by scoring 14 points and 13 rebounds. Iwate Big Bulls' coach Vlasios Vlaikidis gave up on the game allowing to play eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Shinshu BW maintains fourth place with 5-4 record, which they share with Hamamatsu P. Iwate Big Bulls lost third consecutive game. They keep the tenth position with eight games lost. Shinshu BW will have a break next round. Iwate Big Bulls will play again at home against Shinshu BW (#5) in Nagano.
Top scorers:
Iwate Big Bulls: T.Kennedy 23+5reb, L.Malloy 14+13reb, M.Sawaguchi 9+3reb, Y.Yamamoto 4+3reb+5ast, S.Coleman 4+1reb, M.Smith 2+5reb
Shinshu BW: E.Morris 30+13reb+2ast, L.Roberts 19+7reb+1ast, D.Raivio 16+3reb+1ast, S.Yosuke 8+2ast, T.Hughes 6+8reb+1ast, Y.Suzuki 3+2reb
gschID: 141926




Palmer's 36-point game gives him BJ League Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News
24-year old swingman Kevin Palmer (198-G/F-87, agency: VVG Sports) put on an amazing game in the last round for Fukuoka Rizing and receives a Asia-basket.com BJ League Player of the Week award for round 10.
He had the game-high 36 points adding nine rebounds for Fukuoka Rizing in his team's victory, helping them to beat Takamatsu FA (#9, 0-9), the league's bottom-ranked team 86-78. Fukuoka Rizing maintains the 5th position in BJ League. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Fukuoka Rizing will need more victories to improve their 5-4 record. In the team's last game Palmer had a remarkable 76.9% from 2-point range. He turned to be Fukuoka Rizing's top player in his first season with the team. Texas A&M - Corpus Christi graduate has very impressive stats this year. Palmer is league's best scorer averaging so far 24.0ppg. Palmer is in league's top in and averages solid 2.9spg and 66.7% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Lance Allred (211-C-81, agency: SportsTalent) of Kyoto Hannar.. He is American center in his first season at Kyoto Hannar.. In the last game Allred recorded impressive double-double of 24 points and 12 rebounds. It was enough for Kyoto Hannar. to edge slightly lower-ranked Oita H.Devils (#7, 3-7) by 3 points 82-79. Kyoto Hannar.'s 6th position in the standings has not changed. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 5-5 record is not bad and everything may still change. Allred is a newcomer at Kyoto Hannar. and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to guard Wendell White (198-G-84) of Oita H.Devils (#7). White got into 30-points club by scoring 31 points in the last round. He went also for eight rebounds . Despite White's great performance Oita H.Devils lost 76-107 to slightly higher-ranked Kyoto Hannar. (#6, 5-5). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Oita H.Devils not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 7 games, recording just three victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, White could try to bring Oita H.Devils' a little bit higher in the standings. White has individually a great season in Japan. After 10 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 23.3ppg (2nd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Paul Butorac (208-C/F-83) of Takamatsu FA - 22 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Ricky Woods (194-F/G-84) of Akita NH - 24 points, 13 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Michael Gardener (182-G-81) of Akita NH - 26 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists
7. Rick Rickert (211-F-83) of Kyoto Hannar. - 12 points, 12 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Lance Allred (211-C-81) of Kyoto Hannar. - 14 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists
9. T.J. Cummings (205-F-81) of Oita H.Devils - 24 points and 17 rebounds
10. Maurice Hargrow (193-G-83) of Chiba Jets - 26 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists

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


Sakuragi's double-double lands him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News
35-year old power forward J.R. Sakuragi (206-F/C-76) put on an amazing game in the last round for league's best team Aishin SH and receives a Asia-basket.com Player of the Week award for round 6.
He had a double-double of 18 points and 16 rebounds, while his team beat Mitsubishi DD (#4, 5-7) 72-66. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. It allowed Aishin SH to take over top position in the league. Aishin SH have a solid 10-2 record. In the team's last game Sakuragi had a remarkable 58.3% from 2-point range. He has many years of experience at Aishin SH, through which he has constantly improved. Univ.of Calif.at Los Angeles graduate has very impressive stats this year. Sakuragi. Sakuragi is in league's top in points (2nd best: 17.4ppg), assists (6th best: 3.0apg) and averages solid 55.2% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Takuya Kawamura (193-G-86) of Tochigi Brex. He is former international guard in his 4th season at Tochigi Brex. In the last game Kawamura recorded impressive 33 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists. Of course Tochigi Brex cruised to a 85-76 relatively comfortable win over slightly higher-ranked Panasonic T. (4-8). Despite this victory Tochigi Brex slide down in the standings to 7th position. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 4-8 record. Kawamura is one of the most experienced players at Tochigi Brex and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 20.9ppg (#1). His other stats are also decent: 4.1rpg and 3.3apg.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Jamar Smith (206-F/C-80) of Hitachi SR (#3). Smith scored 20 points and grabbed twelve rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Hitachi SR, leading his team to a 65-52 easy win against #2 ranked Toyota Alvark in a game of the week. Hitachi SR needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 8 victories and 4 lost games. Smith has a very solid season. In 12 games in Japan he scored 8.3ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Takuya Kawamura (193-G-86) of Tochigi Brex - 33 points, 2 rebounds and 7 assists
5. Philip Ricci (202-F-80) of Toyota Alvark - 17 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Mamadou Diouf (197-G/F-77) of Hokkaido L. - 21 points, 14 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Ivan McFarlin (203-F-82) of Tochigi Brex - 16 points and 11 rebounds
8. Charles O'Bannon (198-F-75) of Panasonic T. - 20 points and 8 rebounds
9. Jai Lewis (201-F-83) of Hokkaido L. - 17 points and 13 rebounds
10. Jun Uzawa (197-C/F-81) of Mitsubishi DD - 18 points and 4 rebounds

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


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


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  JORDAN   


U18 WABA Championship: Iran post the third win in a row - by Eurobasket News
Iran U18 - Jordan U18 91:60

Iran recorded the third straight win at the U18 WABA Championship. The hosts defeated Jordan to stay on top of the ladder at 3-0 record. Vahid Dalirzhan scored 16 points to pace the winners. Jordan fell at 0-3 record after the loss.
Iran grabbed the initiative from the start. They led by as many as 10 points at the first intermission 26:16. The hosts opened the second term on a 14:3 run to clear off even further. They posted a 54:24 lead at the interval. Iran maintained the pressure throughout the third quarter. They established a comfortable 77:38 lead with one quarter remaining. Iran never loosened the grasp in the fourth frame and rallied to a comfortable win at the end. Yazdanpanahgabra scored 14 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for Iran. Adham Salim answered with 14 points for Jordan. Hazem Alqum netted 13 points in defeat.

Iran U18: Vahid Dalirhazan 16, Yazdanpanahgabra 14
Jordan U18: Adham Salim 14, Hazem Alqum 13


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  KOSOVO   


Edo did it again! - by Dren Shporta
Edmond Azemi (201-G/F-80, agency: Prossin Sports Management) took the responsibility and showed his qualities to revive Sigal Prishtina from behind 25 points to capture a super win in a two faced game against strengthened Bashkimi. The game had two halves with totally two different teams in charge. The first two quarters, first half, of the game went on Bashkimis dominance in every aspect. Then, in a third and fourth quarter, second half of the game, Sigal Prishtina did the same to Bashkimi.

Edmond Azemi, scored 23 points and was in charge to revive all his teammates to melt huge difference created in the first hal from oranges. Ulug Kacaniku scored 11 points, while Fisnik Rugova and Alban Veseli added 10 points each for the dramatic 76:72 win, on reigning champions favor.

Rodrick Stewart with 24 points, C. J. Webster with 14 and Samir Shaptahovic with 14 scored didnt believe what happened in the end. We thought that we won, and that cost us the game, because we have a team without experience, said Bashkimis playmaker Samir Shaptahovic.

In the end, the team with greatest heart captured the victory, said player of the year in Kosovo, Edmond Azemi. What was the drama; you can see it from the result of every running quarter (13:20, 10:26, 21:4, and 29:22). Sigal Prishtina now has a 6-1 record after seven rounds and next game they play against wounded Peja, who has lost Valdet Grapci (suspension) and their Karagac gym (suspension).


Trepca confirms its force - by Dren Shporta
The only thing different in Trepcas weekend victory were number of points scored by Daniel Milanovski (193-F-87). The Macedonian, for the first time during this season exceeded his usual scoring of around ten points per game. Milanovski with Jaleel Nelson scored 24 points each, assisted from Drilon Hajrizi who added 23 points. This trio finished all teams hopes in BKT Superliga until this round.

Green boys from Mitrovica were superior (52:84, the final score) during all the time against Futura. Jeton Nixhas team was better than Trepca only in the second quarter, 19:17. This was also a debut game for Valentin Spaqi in Futura shirts, which showed his experience and became the main scorer in Futuras side with 13 points.

Trepca leaded by Jaleel Nelson is the only team of BKT Superliga after seven rounds that is still unbeaten and they also have a game in hand. League leaders in the round eight match visit Prizren to play against Bashkimi. Ilir Selmanis team leads 1-0 against oranges from Prizren, they beat Bashkimi 107:67 in the first round match of the season.




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


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  LEBANON   


U18 WABA Championship: Lebanon hold off Yemen - by Eurobasket News
Lebanon U18 - Yemen U18 80:74

Lebanon registered their second win at the U18 WABA Championship in Iran. The reigning champions edged Yemen to improve at 2-1 record. Wael Arakji notched 27 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the winners. Yemen fell at 1-2 record after the loss.
Lebanon and Yemen stayed close throughout the opening frame. The defending champions however eked out a 21:16 lead ten minutes into the game. Lebanon maintained the lead throughout the second term. They recorded a 38:33 halftime advantage. Yemen got within a striking distance in the third quarter. They trailed by just three points at the final intermission 55:58. But Lebanon strongly entered the fourth frame and cleared off to a safe distance. They hung on for the lead escaping with a narrow win at the end. Elie Chamoun notched 17 points, while Ali Mezher had 10 points in the victory. Abdoufattah Al-Qasi nailed 16 points, grabbed 5 boards and issued 5 assists for Yemen. Aiman Sadakah had 14 points and 7 rebounds in the loss.

Lebanon U18: Wael Arakji 27, Elie Chamoun 17, Ali Mezher 10
Yemen U18: Abdoufattah Al-Qasi 16, Aiman Sadakah 14


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  LIGA SUDAMERICANA   


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


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  LITHUANIA   


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 - NKL
Points Per Game
 Sarunas VINGELIS
  LKKA-.
  (192-G-89)
  Avg: 23.2
 1. Vingelis, LKKA-.23.2 
 2. Uzkuraitis, Delika.22.4 
 3. Maneikis, Meresta21.4 
 4. Lengvinas, Nafta19.8 
 5. Rakauskas, Radvili.17.8 
 6. Sragauskis, LKKA-.17.7 
 7. Brown, Mazeikiai17.5 
 8. Pancerevas, Silute17.2 
 9. Jucikas, AB.16.9 
 10. Gudaitis, Gargzdai16.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Audrius MINEIKIS
  Radviliskis
  (201-F-77)
  Avg: 9.8
 1. Mineikis, Radvilis.9.8 
 2. Gudaitis, Gargzdai9.6 
 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: 6.2
 1. Malasauskas, LKKA.6.2 
 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. Kurauskas, AB.4.3 
 10. Vingelis, LKKA-.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.
  (214-C-92)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Urbonas, LK.3.8 
 2. Jucikas, AB.1.8 
 3. Gudaitis, Gargzdai1.6 
 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. Tviraga, LK.1.0 


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 


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  LUXEMBOURG   


Scoring Leaders - DBBL
Points Per Game
 Lamonte ULMER
  Soleuvre
  (198-SF-86)
  Avg: 25.6
 1. Ulmer, Soleuvre25.6 
 2. Arre, BBC Nitia25.4 
 3. Rajniak, Basket E.25.1 
 4. Raji, Etzella25.1 
 5. Kennedy, Residence24.3 
 6. Perre, Musel Pikes23.6 
 7. Schumacher, T7123.3 
 8. Muller, T7120.8 
 9. Reimold, Basket E.20.3 
 10. Walker, Heffingen20.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Denell STEPHENS
  T71
  (193-F/G-86)
  Avg: 12.5
 1. Stephens, T7112.5 
 2. Gary, Musel Pikes11.9 
 3. Walker, Heffingen10.7 
 4. Carvalho, Heffingen10.1 
 5. Bassirou, Musel Pi.10.0 
 6. Ulmer, Soleuvre9.8 
 7. Raji, Etzella9.8 
 8. Svitek, Basket Es.9.6 
 9. Muller, T719.4 
 10. Djerman, Amicale9.4 
Assists Per Game
 Christian SCHARTZ
  Amicale
  (185-G-86)
  Avg: 4.4
 1. Schartz, Amicale4.4 
 2. Schumacher, T713.4 
 3. Birenbaum, Amicale3.1 
 4. Biever, Basket Es.3.1 
 5. Delgado, Etzella3.0 
 6. Rajniak, Basket E.3.0 
 7. Di Bartolome., BBC2.9 
 8. Polfer, Etzella2.8 
 9. Reimold, Basket E.2.8 
 10. Ruffato, T712.8 
Steals Per Game
 Marcus KENNEDY
  Residence
  (193-F-84)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Kennedy, Residence2.5 
 2. Jones, Amicale2.4 
 3. Perre, Musel Pikes2.2 
 4. Arre, BBC Nitia2.1 
 5. Reimold, Basket E.2.0 
 6. Ulmer, Soleuvre1.6 
 7. Smith, Sparta1.6 
 8. Brown, Amicale