EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 11/16/2011

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  ABA   


Jersey Express fall in season opener - by Gianni Pascucci
The Jersey Express opened up its 2011-12 ABA campaign on Saturday, November 12 with a loss to the Connecticut TopBallerz, 104-122. Darnell Braswell (6'1''-G-88, college: DeSales) led the way for the Express, as he poured in 37 points in the defeat, in front of sold-out gym. It was a disappointing loss, but it was a learning experience for the guys, understanding how physical the game is, said head coach Joseph Amador .
The Express will be looking to avenge the loss this Saturday, November 19, when it takes the floor at the Jersey City Armory in Jersey City, N.J., for the first time, taking on the Staten Island Vipers at 7 p.m.
In anticipation of the home opener, the Express has re-launched its team website, www.jerseyexpress.net, providing a more fan friendly place to learn more about New Jerseys ABA team, including a roster, schedule, statistics, and more.
During halftime of the Express-Vipers game on Saturday night, there will be a performance by recording artist Fe.



ABA Power Rankings - through Sunday, Nov 13 - by Gianni Pascucci
The American Basketball Association (ABA) released its Power Rankings through Sunday, November 13th. 'Lots of new teams included,:' said Joe Newman , ABA CEO. 'With a good weekend of games, the Power Rankings are beginning to take shape. And with a heavy schedule next weekend, we anticipate even more changes. The Jacksonville Giants and Los Angeles SLAM hung onto the #1 and #2 positions.'

1. Jacksonville Giants
2. Los Angeles SLAM
3. Colorado Kings
4. Gulf Coast Flash
5. Arizona Scorpions
6. Richmond Elite
7. North Dallas Vandals
8. Bay Area Matrix
9. Milwaukee Blast
10. Connecticut Topballerz
11. Conway Cyclones
12. Lynchburg Legends
13. San Diego Sol
14. Richmond Rockets
15. Chicago Steam
16. Colorado Springs Crusaders
17. East Bay Pit Bulls
18. Nashville Soul
19. Atlanta Aliens
20. San Francisco Rumble
21. Dallas Impact
22. Seattle Mountaineers
23. Texas Fuel
24. Little Rock Lightning

'There are a half dozen other teams that could well have been ranked already,' added Newman. 'We just need to get more games played and we'll have a clearer picture.'



ABA Showcase - by Eurobasket
ABA Showcase featured 6 teams this weekend. Dallas Impact played host to the event and it turned out fantastic. Home team Dallas Impact faced off against the former UBL team Metroplex Lightning. The game featured the matchup between the guards Jason Horton (6'2''-G-86, agency: KMG Sports Management, college: Missouri) and Torrence Moody (5'10''-G-76). Metroplex Lightning jumped out to an early lead in the 1st quarter by 10 points. With key plays from Ricky James and D.J. Perkins who finished the game with 15 points and 12 rebounds. Torrence Moody came out shooting lights out from long range. Going 5/5 behind the 3 point line in the 1st half and 7/10 for the entire game. Coach Washington and his young but efficient team Dallas Impact would not go away. Clawing back, Dallas Impact took the lead at the end of the 3rd quarter 99-94 and never looked back. Dallas Impact controlled the boards and out rebounded the Lighting by 16 rebounds. Dallas Impact PG Jason Horton took over in the 4th quarter showing his quickness and leadership in the closing of the game. Horton finished the game with 19 points and 9 assists. To lead the Impact to the 1st victory of the season 132-116. Ricky James led the Lightning with 26 points and Kelvin Williams had 12 points and 11 rebounds. Dallas Impact were lead by Russell Permenter with 24 points and 17 rebounds and Ryan Battle 23 points and 9 rebounds.

TopBallers opening day roster - by Gianni Pascucci
This down is the opening day roster of the Connecticut TopBallerz, winners over Jersey Express 122-104 in home opener. The taller man is Joseph Dorsett-Jeffreys (6'11''-C-85, agency: Global Sports Plaza, college: Norfolk St.), and the International flavour s made of USA-Turkish Shawn Ustunel (6'8''-F) and Nigerian David Akinyooye (6'6''-G, college: Adelphi). The team is at #10 of the last ABA Power Rankings

Dave AKINYOOYE G 6-6 Adelphi '11
Tom BEAUDINET
Richard BYRD G 6-3 Adelphi '11
Braxton DARDEN G 6-1
Kelvin DAVIS G/F 6-3 San Diego State '10
Joseph DORSETT-JEFFREYS C 6-11 Norfolk State '10
LanceF URTADO G/F 6-5
Jeff JOHNSON G 6-0 C.W.Post'94
Kaseem JOHNSON F 6-5Rhode Island Coll.'09
Roosevelt LEE F 6-6 Midland JC'06
Raheim LOWERY F/C 6-8 Dowling'06
Japhet McNEIL G 5-11Bridgeport'07
Bobby MOORE G 5-8 W.Nebraska CC'01
Darcell REDDICK
Dale SAUNDERS
Walden St.JUSTE G 6-0 Hartford'11
Shawn USTUNEL F 6-8 New Haven '11
Antoine WALLER F/C 6-10 Imperial Valley JC
Jamual WARREN G 6-2 Cincinnati '08
Head Coach: Andre Hutson
Coach Assistants: John Scavuzzo and Maurice Williamson


Gulf Coast Flash roster - by Gianni Pascucci
Front Court veteran Carl Henderson (6'8''-F/C-78, college: S.Mississippi) and Vas'shun Newborne (6'6''-F-83, college: St.Louis) lead the Gulf Coast Flash, currently at # 4 of the last ABA Power Rankings. This down is the 2011-12 full team roster

Terry Wade G, 6-1 William Carey
Luther Suggs F, 6-5 Mississippi Coll.
Vas'Shun Newborne F, 6-6 St.Louis
Dexter Cheairs G, 6-0 Willam Carey
Richard Martin G, 6-1 Mississippi Gulf Coast CC
Cameron Durr G, 6-0 Faulkner
DeCarlos Riley G, 5-10 DIllard
Courtenay Brown F 6-4 Texas Southern
Carl Henderson F/C 6-8 Southern MIssissippi
Dominique Hughes G, 6-4 Bay Springs HS
Leo Magee G/F 6-3 Gulfport HS
Jordan Payne G/F, 6-3 Louisiana Monroe
Chris Lane G 6-0 Harrison Central HS
Justin Ray G, 5-9 Gulfport HS
Clarence Abrams F/C 6-6 Shaw HS
Armaud Porter G 6-0 Pass Christian HS
Head Coach: Dave Whitney Jr.
Coach Assistant: Freeman Hines


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  ALGERIA   


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


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  ARGENTINA   


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 


Stats Leaders - LigaA
Points Per Game
 Joe SMITH
  La Union
  (193-G-77)
  Avg: 21.8
 1. Smith, La Union21.8 
 2. Meyinsse, Wuber-.18.9 
 3. McHopson, Quilm.18.3 
 4. Villegas, Sionista17.6 
 5. Mikulas, La Union17.1 
 6. Gutierrez, Obras17.1 
 7. OBannon, Boca Jrs16.9 
 8. Quinteros, Regat.16.4 
 9. Gutierrez, Penarol16.2 
 10. Roe, Regatas C.16.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ruben GARCES
  Atenas
  (206-C/F-73)
  Avg: 9.8
 1. Garces, Atenas9.8 
 2. Sandes, Sionista9.7 
 3. Gutierrez, Obras8.7 
 4. Mikulas, La Union8.6 
 5. Battle, Libertad S.8.5 
 6. Lloreda, Olimpico.8.4 
 7. Graves, Boca Jrs8.1 
 8. Leiva, Penarol7.6 
 9. McFarlan, San M.7.6 
 10. Truscott, Quilm.7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Facundo CAMPAZZO
  Penarol
  (180-G-91)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Campazzo, Penarol7.1 
 2. Sanchez, Wuber-.6.7 
 3. Cequeira, Sionista6.1 
 4. Martinez, Regat.5.7 
 5. Stanic, Boca Jrs5.6 
 6. Sucatzky, Atenas5.2 
 7. Victoriano, San M.4.2 
 8. Osimani, Obras3.6 
 9. Quinteros, Regat.3.4 
 10. Smith, La Union3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Phillip MCHOPSON
  Quilm.
  (188-G-87)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. McHopson, Quilm.2.2 
 2. Campazzo, Penarol2.0 
 3. Gerbaudo, Club 91.8 
 4. Mojica, Wuber-Es.1.7 
 5. Sanchez, Wuber-.1.7 
 6. Ibarra, Olimpico.1.7 
 7. Lescano, Atenas1.7 
 8. Aguirre, Quimsa1.6 
 9. Stanic, Boca Jrs1.6 
 10. Funes, GECR I.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. Battle, Libertad S.1.1 
 5. Rollins, San M.1.0 
 6. Roe, Regatas C.1.0 
 7. Garces, Atenas1.0 
 8. Williams, Quimsa0.9 
 9. Meyinsse, Wuber-.0.8 
 10. Aguerre, Wuber-.0.8 


Torneo Federal 2011/12 rosters: Santa Fe Zone - by Facundo Iatzky
Argentino Firmat

Nicolas Morales (201-C-89)
Jorge Banegas (192-G)
Juan Castellano (194-F)
Alejandro fabrini (180-G)
Juan Pascual (198-C-91)
Joaquin del pozo (193-G)
Emanuel Oliveri (198-F)
Diego Cordera (193-F)
Aldo Gonzalez (180-G-88)
Diego Cogliati (202-C)
Omar Zanocco (194-F/C-75)

Coach: Mario Fogolin

Union Santa Fe

Hernan Tetamantti (198-F-79)
Jaime Cabre (186-G-83)
Matias Missio (173-G-87)
Mauro Cosolito (195-F)
Juan Gandoy (184-G-82)
Rodrigo Salaberry (186-F-89)
Rodrigo Sanchez (200-F-89)
Brian Stanford (82)
Sebastian Godoy (184-G-73)

Mariano Gomez (185-G)
Luciano Copello (183-G)

Coach: Juan Siemienczuck

Alma Juniors:

Leonardo Strack (188-G)
Adolfo Garcia (193-F-84)
Emiliano Basabe (190-G-92)
Andres Horst (197-G-81, college: Brescia (KY))
Francisco Tolisso (182-G-86)
Roy Melchiorre (180-G-72)
Nahuel Melian (184-G)
Emiliano Roh (176-G-81)
Cristian Melgarejo (200-F)
Sebastian Porta (204-C-79)

Coach: Maximiliano Rubio

Maria Juana:

Nicolas Galleano (196-F)
Cesar Bailone (177-G)
Matias Fontanessi (175-G)
Adrian Almeida (200-F-86)
Jose Dalmasso (190-F)
Diego Cornalis (201-C)
Gaston Cornalis (188-G)
Nicolas Greco (198-F-86)
Nicanor aguilera (G)
Gabriel Rosom (190-G)
Leonardo Laurenti (186-G)

COach: fernando Cornalis

Brown San Vicente:

Federico Mateo (198-F/C-84)
Ezequiel Gaido (182-G-88)
Matias Ruger (200-F/C-91)
Genaro Priotti (182-G-92)
German Abasto (190-G-90)
Gustavo Acosta (198-C-89)
Sebastian Punet (188-G-89)
Jonatan Morero (200-F/C-89)
Matias Bonfiglio (190-G-86)
Mauro Ambrosino (180-G-92)
Alejo Britos

Coach: Sergio Britos

Adelante Reconquista:

Ignacio Aguirre (184-G-87)
Sebastian Uranga (200-F/C-89)
Facundo Zarate (190-G-89)
Alejandro Mansur (185-G)
Marcelo Piuma (196-F-83)
Juan Ignacio Frigeri (192-G)
Emanuel Arevalo (198-F/C-87)
Emanuel Vallejos (190-G-85)
Leandro Gonzalez (203-C-79)
Francisco Rasio (182-G-81, college: Miami Dade CC)

Coach: Sebastian Uranga




LigaA Round 14: Sionista loses to Libertad Sunchales in the game between Top 4 teams - by Eurobasket News


The game between Top Four teams took place in Sunchales. Second ranked host Libertad Sunchales (9-5) defeated 4th ranked Sionista (7-7) 87-79. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Libertad Sunchales made 25-of-32 free shots (78.1 percent) during the game. Jamaican-Canadian forward Jermaine Bucknor (199-83, college: Richmond) scored 20 points and 6 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and guard Jonatan Treise (182-85) chipped in 17 points (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line) during the contest. Puerto Rican guard Johwen Villegas (193-85, college: FIU) responded with 33 points (!!!). Libertad Sunchales have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 9-5 record having just two points less than leader Regatas C., which they share with Penarol and Quimsa. Sionista lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the fourth place with seven games lost. They share the position with Boca Jrs and Lanus.
LigaA top team - Regatas Corrientes (11-3) added another victory to their record. This time they beat sixth ranked Olimpico de La Banda (5-9) 86-80. The former international guard Paolo Quinteros (186-79) notched 27 points and 5 rebounds to lead the effort and Louis Roe supported him with 17 points and 4 assists. Regatas Corrientes' coach Nicolas Casalanguida allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Even a double-double of 17 points and 11 rebounds by Panamanian power forward Jose Lloreda (201-80, college: LSU, agency: Paris Global Sports) did not help to save the game for Olimpico de La Banda. Regatas Corrientes have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 11-3 record, which they share with Obras. Olimpico de La Banda lost third consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with nine games lost. They share the position with Atenas.
LigaA top team - Obras (11-3) had no problems winning another game on Sunday. This time they crushed eighth ranked Quilmes MP (2-12) in Buenos Aires 114-71. The best player for the winners was Alexis Elsener who scored 23 points (perfect from the field making all nine shots !!!). Obras' coach Julio Cesar Lamas felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Phillip McHopson produced 22 points for the guests. Obras have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 11-3 record, which they share with Regatas C. Quilmes MP lost ninth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the eighth place with 12 games lost.
The game in Rio Tercero was also worth to mention about. Sixth ranked Lanus (7-7) played at the court of 7th ranked Club 9 (4-10). Lanus defeated Club 9 81-69. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Club 9. Terrell Taylor orchestrated the victory by scoring 21 points and 6 rebounds. Lanus moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Boca Jrs and Sionista. Club 9 at the other side keeps the seventh position with ten games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
The game in Formosa was also quite interesting. 5th ranked Atenas (5-9) played at the court of seventh ranked La Union (6-8). La Union managed to secure a 5-point victory 71-66 on Sunday. Joe Smith scored 21 points to lead the charge for the winners. La Union have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fifth place, which they share with GECR Indalo. Atenas lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the sixth position with nine games lost.

In the last two games of round 14 San Mart.C. was destroyed by Quimsa on the opponent's court 87-68. Wuber-Est.Bahia managed to outperform GECR Indalo in a home game 74-58.


Club 9 - Lanus 69-81

The game in Rio Tercero was also worth to mention about. Sixth ranked Lanus (7-7) played at the court of 7th ranked Club 9 (4-10). Lanus defeated Club 9 81-69. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Club 9. Club 9 was tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. Lanus made 24-of-30 charity shots (80.0 percent) during the game. 25 personal fouls committed by Club 9 helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American center Terrell Taylor (203-81, college: Virginia Tech, agency: Dream Team Management) orchestrated the victory by scoring 21 points and 6 rebounds. The former international center Diego Guaita (204-83) contributed with 13 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Forward Martin Melo (197-82) replied with 12 points and 9 rebounds and forward Mauricio Corzo (195-95) added 12 points in the effort for Club 9. Lanus moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Boca Jrs and Sionista. Club 9 at the other side keeps the seventh position with ten games lost.
Top scorers:
Lanus: T.Taylor 21+6reb+1ast, D.Guaita 13+5reb+3ast, M.Byro 12+2reb, A.Boccia 9+5reb, B.Zanotti 8+4reb, J.Pablo Cantero 7+4reb+1ast
Club 9: M.Melo 12+9reb+2ast, M.Corzo 12+4reb, J.Ayarza 11+2reb, G.Torre 9+4reb+2ast, E.Martina 8+4reb, G.Luchino 7+2reb
gschID: 136327


La Union - Atenas 71-66

The game in Formosa was also quite interesting. 5th ranked Atenas (5-9) played at the court of seventh ranked La Union (6-8). La Union managed to secure a 5-point victory 71-66 on Sunday. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 6-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 71-66. La Union made 17-of-20 free shots (85.0 percent) during the game. American guard Joe Smith (193-77, college: Al.-Huntsville, agency: Priority Sports) scored 21 points to lead the charge for the winners and center Ruben Wolkowyski (207-73) chipped in 9 points and 10 rebounds during the contest. Guard Juan Manuel Rivero (191-85) responded with 17 points and Panamanian-Spanish power forward Ruben Garces (206-73, college: Providence, agency: Priority Sports) scored 8 points and 9 rebounds. La Union have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fifth place, which they share with GECR Indalo. Atenas lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the sixth position with nine games lost.
Top scorers:
La Union: J.Smith 21+2reb+1ast, G.Mikulas 16+3reb, G.Lewis 11+1reb, R.Wolkowyski 9+10reb+2ast, A.Marin 7+6reb, D.Farabello 5+6reb+5ast
Atenas: J.Manuel Rivero 17+2reb, M.Lescano 12+1reb+1ast, R.Garces 8+9reb+1ast, M.Garcia 8+3reb, C.Hayes 7+4reb+1ast, F.Sucatzky 5+3reb+4ast
gschID: 136328


Libertad S. - Sionista 87-79

The game between Top Four teams took place in Sunchales. Second ranked host Libertad Sunchales (9-5) defeated 4th ranked Sionista (7-7) 87-79. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Libertad Sunchales made 25-of-32 free shots (78.1 percent) during the game. Jamaican-Canadian forward Jermaine Bucknor (199-83, college: Richmond) scored 20 points and 6 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and guard Jonatan Treise (182-85) chipped in 17 points (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line) during the contest. Four Libertad Sunchales players scored in double figures. Puerto Rican guard Johwen Villegas (193-85, college: FIU) responded with 33 points (!!!) and the former international swingman Matias Sandes (201-84) produced a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 rebounds. Libertad Sunchales have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 9-5 record having just two points less than leader Regatas C., which they share with Penarol and Quimsa. Sionista lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the fourth place with seven games lost. They share the position with Boca Jrs and Lanus.
Top scorers:
Libertad S.: J.Bucknor 20+6reb+2ast, J.Treise 17+3ast, J.Pittman 14+2reb, R.Battle 11+8reb, M.Saglietti 8+2reb+1ast, S.Ginobili 6+2reb+2ast
Sionista: J.Villegas 33+2reb+1ast, M.Sandes 11+10reb, F.Ferrini 9, J.Manuel Locatelli 9+5reb+1ast, E.Nelson 8+3reb, D.Hure 7+2reb
gschID: 136329


Regatas C. - Olimpico LB 86-80

LigaA top team - Regatas Corrientes (11-3) added another victory to their record. This time they beat sixth ranked Olimpico de La Banda (5-9) 86-80. Olimpico de La Banda was ahead by 6 points at the halftime before a 45-33 second half run of Regatas Corrientes. They shot the lights out from three nailing 12 long-distance shots on high 52.2 percentage. Olimpico de La Banda was plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. The former international guard Paolo Quinteros (186-79) notched 27 points and 5 rebounds to lead the effort and American forward Louis Roe (200-72, college: Massachusetts) supported him with 17 points and 4 assists. Four Regatas Corrientes players scored in double figures. Regatas Corrientes' coach Nicolas Casalanguida allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Even a double-double of 17 points and 11 rebounds by Panamanian power forward Jose Lloreda (201-80, college: LSU, agency: Paris Global Sports) did not help to save the game for Olimpico de La Banda. Forward Cristian Romero (198-82) added 23 points for the guests. Regatas Corrientes have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 11-3 record, which they share with Obras. Olimpico de La Banda lost third consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with nine games lost. They share the position with Atenas.
Top scorers:
Regatas C.: P.Quinteros 27+5reb+2ast, L.Roe 17+3reb+4ast, R.Stanton 10+7reb, D.Cavaco 10+4reb, N.Romano 8+1reb+1ast, J.Martinez 5+2reb+3ast
Olimpico LB: C.Romero 23+3reb+1ast, J.Lloreda 17+11reb, J.Machuca 13+2reb+5ast, M.Ibarra 9+3reb+1ast, F.Malara 6+3reb+2ast, M.Diez 5+1reb
gschID: 136330


Quimsa - San Mart.C. 87-68

Very expected game in Santiado Estero where 8th ranked San Martin Corrientes (4-10) was crushed by third ranked Quimsa (9-5) 87-68 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by Quimsa. San Martin Corrientes was better in second period 24-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a great shooting night for Quimsa especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 55.6 percentage. American power forward James Williams (204-79, college: Brown Mackie, agency: Dream Team Management) scored 18 points to lead the charge for the winners and the former international forward Diego Lo Grippo (198-78) chipped in 10 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. American forward William McFarlan (201-76, college: St.Thomas Aquinas, agency: Dream Team Management) responded with 13 points and 7 rebounds and his fellow American import power forward Hakeem Rollins (202-83, college: Washington, agency: Dream Team Management) scored 11 points and 9 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Quimsa have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Penarol and Libertad S. San Martin Corrientes lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team dropped to the seventh position with ten games lost.
Top scorers:
Quimsa: J.Williams 18+4reb, B.Robinson 11+3reb+1ast, J.Pellot-Rosa 11+2reb+1ast, D.Lo Grippo 10+7reb+2ast, H.Salles 9+1reb+3ast, N.Aguirre 9+4reb+2ast
San Mart.C.: D.Beitzel 13, W.McFarlan 13+7reb+3ast, H.Rollins 11+9reb+2ast, A.Eslava 10+6reb, F.Ramirez 8+4reb, A.Carabajal 6+1ast
gschID: 136331


Wuber-Est.Bahia - GECR Indalo 74-58

Rather predictable result in Bahia Blanca where second ranked Wuber-Est.Bahia (10-4) defeated 5th ranked GECR Indalo (6-8) 74-58 on Sunday. The game without a history. Wuber-Est.Bahia led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 22-of-29 free shots (75.9 percent) during the game. International center Federico Aguerre (200-88) scored 18 points and 8 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and American-Puerto Rican guard Javier Mojica (190-84, college: Cent.Conn.St., agency: Alti Sport) chipped in 15 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. Four Wuber-Est.Bahia players scored in double figures. American forward Cedric McGowan (198-85, college: Cincinnati, agency: Court Side) responded with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 rebounds and center Diego Romero (209-82, college: Florida St.) scored 13 points and 6 rebounds. Wuber-Est.Bahia maintains second position with 10-4 record behind leader Regatas C. GECR Indalo lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the fifth place with eight games lost.
Top scorers:
Wuber-Est.Bahia: F.Aguerre 18+8reb+1ast, J.Mojica 15+8reb, J.Meyinsse 12+3reb+1ast, J.Espil 11+3reb+2ast, R.Sanchez 6+1reb+1ast, L.Faggiano 6+1reb+3ast
GECR Indalo: T.Shannon 15+4reb+1ast, C.McGowan 13+10reb, D.Romero 13+6reb+1ast, A.Feeley 6+5reb, P.Franco 3+4reb+1ast, S.Scala 3+1reb+3ast
gschID: 136332


Obras - Quilmes MP 114-71

LigaA top team - Obras (11-3) had no problems winning another game on Sunday. This time they crushed eighth ranked Quilmes MP (2-12) in Buenos Aires 114-71. The game without a history. Obras led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They were well out of reach of Quilmes MP shooting 70.7 percent from the field. Obras forced 20 Quilmes MP turnovers and outrebounded them 34-14 including a 28-10 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a great shooting night for Obras especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 57.9 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists comparing to just 11 passes made by Quilmes MP's players. The best player for the winners was international guard Alexis Elsener (196-88) who scored 23 points (perfect from the field making all nine shots !!!). International power forward Juan Gutierrez (205-83) chipped in 9 points and 12 rebounds. Obras' coach Julio Cesar Lamas felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Naturalized American guard Phillip McHopson (188-87, college: Idaho) produced 22 points and American power forward Rolando Howell (206-82, college: S.Carolina) added 9 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the guests. Obras have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 11-3 record, which they share with Regatas C. Quilmes MP lost ninth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the eighth place with 12 games lost.
Top scorers:
Obras: A.Elsener 23+3reb+3ast, T.Washam 19+1ast, A.Konsztatd 12+3reb+1ast, T.Field 11+4reb+2ast, J.Mazzaro 10+3ast, T.Smith 9+5reb+4ast
Quilmes MP: P.McHopson 22+1reb+1ast, G.Eseverri 11+1reb+1ast, N.Ferreyra 11+1reb+1ast, R.Howell 9+5reb, L.Truscott 8+3reb+2ast, L.Vildoza 6+1reb+1ast
gschID: 136325




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  AUSTRIA   


BC Vienna and Dragan Miletic part ways - by Stefan Prager
The BC Vienna and guard Dragan Miletic (195-G-82, agency: Dynamics Global Management) have decided to part ways. The Slovenian combo guard had to leave the team after just five games in which he averaged 12.4 ppg, 4.6 rpg along with 3.8 apg while shooting 54% from the field. In stead of Miletic BC Vienna signed Mirza Ahmetbasic (193-G-87, college: Abil.Christian) for the rest of the season and reactivated guard Milos Tripkovic (197-G-91, agency: Beo Basket) who had to sit out the last two games due to import player limitations.

A Bundesliga Round 8: Gmunden Swans hand first loss to undefeated Xion Dukes - by Eurobasket News
The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with loss of the undefeated team, extra overtimes and games ending by tiny margin.

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Xion Dukes (6-1) in Klosterneuburg on Sunday night. Hosts were edged by Gmunden Swans (6-1) in overtime 88-86. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Xion Dukes. It was a key game for the top position in the league as both teams had the same 5-1 record before this meeting. Xion Dukes were tied after three quarters and then recorded another tie at the end of regular time. They were eventually defeated in overtime 7-9s. American forward Robert Arnold (198, college: Boise St.) orchestrated the victory by scoring 18 points and 7 rebounds. International forward Richard Poiger (201-87) contributed with 17 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. American swingman Curtis Bobb (198-78, college: Utah St.) replied with 23 points and 7 rebounds for Xion Dukes. Gmunden Swans have an impressive six-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Klosterneub. Gmunden Swans is looking forward to face Arkadia Lions (#10) in Traiskirchen in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Xion Dukes will play on the road against Gussing Knights (#5) and are hoping to win this game.

The most impressive performance of 8th round was 23 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists by Drake Reed (196-F-87, college: Austin Peay St.) of Oberwart.


Oberwart - Arkadia 91-81

No shocking result in a game when third ranked Oberwart Gunners (6-2) beat at home 10th ranked Arkadia Lions (1-7) 91-81 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Oberwart Gunners. Arkadia Lions was better in fourth quarter 26-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Oberwart Gunners made 19-of-23 free shots (82.6 percent) during the game. American forward Drake Reed (196-87, college: Austin Peay St.) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 23 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. The other American import guard Vernard Hollins (190-80, college: Wright St.) contributed with 23 points and 4 assists for the winners. American forward Tiras Wade (200-81, college: La-Lafayette, agency: Interperformances) replied with 24 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists and Serbian forward Djordje Drenovac (203-92, agency: Interperformances) added 13 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Arkadia Lions. Four Arkadia Lions players scored in double figures. Oberwart Gunners have an impressive five-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains third position with 6-2 record having just -1 point less than leader Gmunden. Arkadia Lions lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the tenth place with seven games lost. Oberwart Gunners will have a break next round. Arkadia Lions will play at home against the league's leader Gmunden Swans (#1) in Gmunden.
Top scorers:
Oberwart: V.Hollins 23+2reb+4ast, D.Reed 23+10reb+4ast, N.Gacesa 16+6reb+2ast, H.Ochsenhofer 9+1reb+1ast, J.Dean Shaw 8+3reb, E.Fruehwirth 6+3reb
Arkadia: T.Wade 24+8reb+5ast, D.Drenovac 13+7reb+2ast, P.Skurdauskas 12+7reb+1ast, B.Danek 10+2reb+4ast, J.Blazevic 10, R.Spasojevic 7+3reb
gschID: 137112


Kapfenberg - Gussing 77-66

There was a minor upset when 5th ranked Gussing Knights (4-3) lost on the road to seventh ranked Kapfenberg Bulls (3-3) 77-66 on Sunday. Kapfenberg Bulls dominated down low during the game scoring 48 of its points in the paint compared to Gussing Knights' 26 and made 17-of-22 free shots (77.3 percent) during the game. American power forward Demetrius Nelson (203-86, college: Citadel, agency: Court Side) orchestrated the victory by scoring 17 points and 8 rebounds. The other American import forward Larry Gordon (196-87, college: Cal Poly Pomona, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement) contributed with 9 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Four Kapfenberg Bulls players scored in double figures. Guard Mathias Klepeisz (191-89) replied with 19 points and 5 rebounds and American forward Carleton Scott (200-88, college: Notre Dame) added 13 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Gussing Knights. Kapfenberg Bulls moved-up to sixth place. Gussing Knights at the other side keep the fifth position with three games lost. Kapfenberg Bulls will face higher ranked Raiffeisen Wels (#4) at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Gussing Knights will play against the league's second-placed Xion Dukes in Klosterneuburg.
Top scorers:
Kapfenberg: D.Nelson 17+8reb+2ast, J.Fears 15+2reb+4ast, T.Schreiner 13+1reb+6ast, D.Mayes 11+4reb, S.Knabl 10+5reb+1ast, L.Gordon 9+12reb+1ast
Gussing: M.Klepeisz 19+5reb+1ast, C.Scott 13+7reb+1ast, A.Djuric 13+5reb+2ast, E.Kadic 7+7reb, T.Klepeisz 6+4ast, C.Vancura 4+1reb+4ast
gschID: 137113


Klosterneub. - Gmunden 86-88 OT

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Xion Dukes (6-1) in Klosterneuburg on Sunday night. Hosts were edged by Gmunden Swans (6-1) in overtime 88-86. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Xion Dukes. It was a key game for the top position in the league as both teams had the same 5-1 record before this meeting. Xion Dukes were tied after three quarters and then recorded another tie at the end of regular time. They were eventually defeated in overtime 7-9s. American forward Robert Arnold (198, college: Boise St.) orchestrated the victory by scoring 18 points and 7 rebounds. International forward Richard Poiger (201-87) contributed with 17 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. American swingman Curtis Bobb (198-78, college: Utah St.) replied with 23 points and 7 rebounds and international guard Moritz Lanegger (188-90, agency: Interperformances) added 16 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Xion Dukes. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Gmunden Swans have an impressive six-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Klosterneub. Gmunden Swans is looking forward to face Arkadia Lions (#10) in Traiskirchen in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Xion Dukes will play on the road against Gussing Knights (#5) and are hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Gmunden: M.Curry 18+4reb+2ast, R.Arnold 18+7reb+2ast, R.Poiger 17+6reb+1ast, E.Murati 12+3reb, M.Mayer 10+9reb+3ast, D.Oppland 10+2reb+1ast
Klosterneub.: C.Bobb 23+7reb+1ast, M.Lanegger 16+6reb+3ast, D.Zeleznik 14+1reb+3ast, R.Suljanovic 14+6reb+1ast, C.Nagler 13+2reb+4ast, J.Chappell 4+3reb+2ast
gschID: 137114


BC Vienna - St.Polten 83-76

Rather predictable result when eighth ranked BC Vienna (3-4) won against bottom-ranked St.Polten (0-7) in Wien 83-76 on Sunday. St.Polten trailed by 11 points after 3 quarters before a 22-18 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 76-83 at the end of the game. BC Vienna had a 29-18 advantage in offensive rebounds. St.Polten was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. The former international guard Stjepan Stazic (199-78) orchestrated the victory by scoring 38 points (!!!), 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Montenegrin forward Zarko Rakocevic (204-84) contributed with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 16 rebounds for the winners. Swingman Florian Trmal (193-89) replied with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds and guard Daniel Friedrich (180-92) added 18 points in the effort for St.Polten. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. BC Vienna moved-up to seventh place, which they share with UBSC Graz. St.Polten at the other side still closes the standings with seven games lost. BC Vienna will face higher ranked Kapfenberg Bulls (#6) at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. St.Polten will play against UBSC Graz (#8) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
BC Vienna: S.Stazic 38+6reb+4ast, M.Ahmetbasic 16+5reb+3ast, Z.Rakocevic 12+16reb+3ast, M.Tripkovic 10+2reb, J.Francois 5+3reb+1ast, T.Gaspar 2+5reb
St.Polten: F.Trmal 21+10reb+2ast, D.Friedrich 18+3reb+2ast, I.Bakovic 13+7reb, I.Kuprijanov 12+2reb+1ast, M.Speiser 8+2reb, A.Worenz 3+2reb+1ast
gschID: 137115


Wels - UBSC Graz 109-77

Not a big story in a game when 7th ranked UBSC Graz (3-4) was outscored on the road by fourth ranked Raiffeisen Wels (5-2) 109-77 on Monday. The game without a history. Raiffeisen Wels led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They shot 62.3 percent from the field. Raiffeisen Wels forced 19 UBSC Graz turnovers. It was a great shooting night for Raiffeisen Wels especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.4 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists comparing to just 13 passes made by UBSC Graz's players. American guard Todd Brown (196-87, college: Wright St., agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement) orchestrated the victory by scoring 22 points and 4 assists. The other American import point guard Ali Farokhmanesh (183-88, college: N.Iowa, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement) contributed with 21 points and 7 assists for the winners. Raiffeisen Wels' coach Pete Miller felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Croatian forward Marko Moric (207-81) replied with 21 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) and Croatian power forward Milan Stegnjaic (203-82) added 14 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for UBSC Graz. Five Raiffeisen Wels and four UBSC Graz players scored in double figures. Raiffeisen Wels have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 5-2 record. UBSC Graz at the other side keeps the seventh place with four games lost. Raiffeisen Wels will face Kapfenberg Bulls (#6) on the road in the next round. UBSC Graz will play against St.Polten.
Top scorers:
Wels: T.Brown 22+4reb+4ast, A.Farokhmanesh 21+1reb+7ast, J.Werner 17+6reb+1ast, Q.Pryor 17+1reb+6ast, D.Lamesic 12+3reb+2ast, M.Kohlmaier 8+7reb+2ast
UBSC Graz: M.Moric 21+3reb+2ast, T.Ambrose 15+3reb+3ast, M.Stegnjaic 14+10reb+1ast, S.Grum 12+1reb+2ast, C.Knor 5+2reb+2ast, R.Lanegger 4+2reb+1ast
gschID: 137111




Reed's double-double lands him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News
24-year old forward Drake Reed (196-F-87) put on an amazing game in the last round for Oberwart and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 8.
He had a double-double of 23 points and 10 rebounds, while his team beat Arkadia (#10, 1-7) 91-81. Oberwart maintains the 3rd position in league. They would have been even better if they did not have these two lost games earlier in Regular Season. Oberwart will need more victories to improve their 6-2 record. Reed turned to be Oberwart's top player in his first season with the team. Austin Peay State University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Reed is in league's top in points (3rd best: 24.1ppg), rebounds (2nd best: 8.8rpg) and averages solid 55.9% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Florian Trmal (193-G/F-89) of St.Polten. He is former international swingman in his first season at St.Polten. In the last game Trmal recorded impressive double-double of 21 points and 10 rebounds. Bad luck as St.Polten lost that game 76-83 to the higher-ranked BC Vienna (#7, 3-4). St.Polten are still at the very bottom. 7 lost games are too many considering they did not win any game. Trmal is a newcomer at St.Polten 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.

Third place about best performers goes to guard Stjepan Stazic (199-G-78) of BC Vienna (#7). Stazic got into 30-points club by scoring 38 points in the last round. He went also for six rebounds and four assists. He was a key player of BC Vienna, leading his team to a 83-76 win against St.Polten (#11, 0-7). The chances of BC Vienna 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, Stazic could help BC Vienna to bring them higher in the standings. Stazic has a great season in Austria. After only 7 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 27.7ppg (best scorer) and assists with 5.3apg (3rd best). Stjepan Stazic has also Austrian passport and can play in the league with a status of domestic player.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Ali Farokhmanesh (183-PG-88) of Wels - 21 points and 7 assists
5. Zarko Rakocevic (204-F-84) of BC Vienna - 12 points, 16 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Todd Brown (196-G-87) of Wels - 22 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Joe Werner (201-C-84) of Wels - 17 points and 6 rebounds
8. Vernard Hollins (190-G-80) of Oberwart - 23 points, 2 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Quentin Pryor (193-G/F-83) of Wels - 17 points and 6 assists
10. Tiras Wade (200-F-81) of Arkadia - 24 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists

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


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


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Stjepan STAZIC
  BC Vienna
  (199-G-78)
  Avg: 27.7
 1. Stazic, BC Vienna27.7 
 2. Wade, Arkadia25.4 
 3. Reed, Oberwart24.1 
 4. Booker, St.Polten23.0 
 5. Hollins, Oberwart21.0 
 6. Djuric, Gussing20.6 
 7. Leonard, Arkadia20.0 
 8. Curry, Gmunden19.1 
 9. Brown, Wels18.9 
 10. Bobb, Klosterneub.17.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Zarko RAKOCEVIC
  BC Vi.
  (204-F-84)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Rakocevic, BC Vi.11.2 
 2. Reed, Oberwart8.8 
 3. Oppland, Gmunden8.4 
 4. Skurdauskas, Arkad.8.4 
 5. Heard, Gussing7.3 
 6. Bakovic, St.Polten7.1 
 7. Suljanovic, Kloste.6.9 
 8. Werner, Wels6.9 
 9. Matthews, Fursten.6.7 
 10. Gordon, Kapfenbe.6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Jeremy FEARS
  Kapfenberg
  (196-G-85)
  Avg: 6
 1. Fears, Kapfenberg6.0 
 2. Shavies, Furstenf.5.5 
 3. Stazic, BC Vienna5.3 
 4. Danek, Arkadia5.1 
 5. Lanegger, Klostern.5.1 
 6. Farokhmanesh, Wels4.4 
 7. Schreiner, Kapfe.4.3 
 8. Rakocevic, BC Vi.4.2 
 9. Klepeisz, Gussing4.0 
 10. Pryor, Wels3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Anthony SHAVIES
  Furstenf.
  (191-G-83)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Shavies, Furstenf.2.8 
 2. Pryor, Wels2.7 
 3. Brown, Wels2.6 
 4. Hollins, Oberwart2.5 
 5. Fears, Kapfenberg2.5 
 6. Schreiner, Kapfe.2.2 
 7. Bobb, Klosterneub.1.6 
 8. Koch, Gussing1.5 
 9. Curry, Gmunden1.4 
 10. Wade, Arkadia1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Zarko RAKOCEVIC
  BC Vi.
  (204-F-84)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Rakocevic, BC Vi.3.3 
 2. Ware, Furstenfeld1.6 
 3. Ahmetbasic, BC Vi.1.0 
 4. Brown, Wels1.0 
 5. Francois, BC Vienna0.9 
 6. Skurdauskas, Arkad.0.9 
 7. Shaw, Oberwart0.8 
 8. Greimeister, Klost.0.8 
 9. Pryor, Wels0.7 
 10. Werner, Wels0.6 


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


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EuroChallenge: BC Minsk-2006 bowl over the Turkish representative - by Eurobasket News
Pinar Karsiyaka-BC Minsk-2006 103:105

BC Minsk-2006 bowl over the Turkish representative to win for the second time in EuroChallenge. The team from Belarus shocked Pinar Karsiyaka 105:103.
After coming from behind last week to stun Telekom Baskets Bonn in Belarus, Andrei Krivonos' team hit the road and won in Izmir. It was one of the most interesting games of Day 2 and the most offensive. BC Minsk-2006 grabbed 30:19 after the first 10 minutes and erupted for 21 points lead at the halftime. Knox scored for 56:33, but the victory was not that easy for the guests. Pinar Karsiyaka posted 37 points in the third quarter and reduced to 14 points after 30 minutes. Jovo Stanojevic (208-C-77, agency: Beo Basket) cut it to 91:99, while Karaman brought 101:102. Aliaksandr Kudrautsau (190-G-80) however made two free throws for the winners to remain undefeated at the Regular Season.
Aliaksandr Kudrautsau top-scored for the winners with 22 points and Justin Hawkins (201-F-85, agency: I.D.S. Law, college: N.Mexico St.) as well as Courtney Eldridge (176-PG-80, agency: Alti Sport, college: NC-Greensboro) had 17 each. Aliaksei Trastsinetski (201-F-86) netted 16, while DeVon Hardin (211-C-86) posted 14. Mire Chatman (187-G-78, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: UTPA) finished the night with 36 points in the losing effort, while Jovo Stanojevic collected 27 points and 13 rebounds.

Pinar Karsiyaka: Mire Chatman 36, Jovo Stanojevic 27+13 rebs, Birkan Batuk (198-F-90) 16
BC Minsk-2006: Aliaksandr Kudrautsau 22, Justin Hawkins 17, Courtney Eldridge 17, Aliaksei Trastsinetski 16, DeVon Hardin 14


NT center Artsiom Parakhouski signs for Ukrainian champions - by Eurobasket News
Artsiom Parakhouski (211-C-87, college: Radford) will continue his career in Ukraine. The 24-year-old big guy penned a deal with the reigning champions Budivelnyk. Parakhouski supposed the play this season for Bennet Cantu, but they parted ways before the any official game. He joined Cantu during the summer. Artsiom Parakhouski was Eurobasket.com All-Baltic League Player of the Year last season. He helped VEF Riga to reach the Finals in this competition. He had 15.2 ppg, 5.7 rpg and 1.1 apg for 25 games. Parakhouski also added 10.3 ppg and 4.4 rpg for 12 games in Latvian league. VEF Riga won the title. Artsiom Parakhouski is a product of Radford University, where he graduated a year ago. He transferred to Radford from College of Southern Idaho in 2008.

Standings - Premier League
Premier League Standings
 1. Minsk-2006 5-0 
 2. Grodno-93 5-1 
 3. OZAA Osipov. 3-2 
 4. Rubon 2-3 
 5. BGUIR-RTI 2-3 
 6. Minsk-2006 II 1-4 
 7. Sozh Gomel 0-5 


Stats Leaders - Premier League
Points Per Game
 Ronaldas RUTKAUSKAS
  Minsk-.
  (203-F-92)
  Avg: 21.4
 1. Rutkauskas, Minsk.21.4 
 2. Sitnik, SBK O.19.3 
 3. Zakhar, BG.14.8 
 4. Patupchyk, Sozh G.14.5 
 5. Kurapau, Minsk-20.14.3 
 6. Ignatchik, Minsk-.13.6 
 7. Sivalko, Rubon13.3 
 8. Hawkins, Minsk.12.5 
 9. Krisevich, Minsk-.12.4 
 10. Ovsepian, Rubon12.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Pavel BLIZNETS
  Sozh Gomel
  (205-C-94)
  Avg: 12.5
 1. Bliznets, Sozh Gom.12.5 
 2. Zakhar, BG.10.0 
 3. Rutkauskas, Minsk.8.4 
 4. Skidan, SBK O.8.3 
 5. Hlebovich, Grodn.8.0 
 6. Kurapau, Minsk-20.7.0 
 7. Olbrecht, SBK O.6.8 
 8. Knox, Minsk-20066.6 
 9. Kojenets, Minsk.6.4 
 10. Drobyshevski., So.6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Dzmitry KUZMIN
  Grodno-93
  (196-G-75)
  Avg: 5.6
 1. Kuzmin, Grodno-935.6 
 2. Hodge, Minsk-20065.3 
 3. Papruha, BG.4.0 
 4. Akulich, Rubon4.0 
 5. Eldridge, Minsk-20.3.5 
 6. Vergun, Minsk-20063.4 
 7. Korzh, Grodno-933.3 
 8. Murashko, BG.3.0 
 9. Olbrecht, SBK O.2.8 
 10. Ignatchik, Minsk-.2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Courtney ELDRIDGE
  Minsk-2006
  (176-PG-80)
  Avg: 3
 1. Eldridge, Minsk-20.3.0 
 2. Papruha, BG.2.7 
 3. Hodge, Minsk-20062.3 
 4. Sapegin, Rubon2.3 
 5. Zakhar, BG.2.2 
 6. Murashko, BG.2.0 
 7. Patupchyk, Sozh G.2.0 
 8. Malkov, Rubon2.0 
 9. Yafremov, Grodn.2.0 
 10. Ovsepian, Rubon1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Dzmitry KUZMIN
  Grodno-93
  (196-G-75)
  Avg: 0
 1. Kuzmin, Grodno-930.0 
 2. Akulich, Rubon0.0 
 3. Kurapau, Minsk-20.0.0 
 4. Strukov, BG.0.0 
 5. Kudrautsau, Minsk.0.0 
 6. Solianikov, Sozh G.0.0 
 7. Krisevich, Minsk-.0.0 
 8. Skidan, SBK O.0.0 
 9. Korzh, Grodno-930.0 
 10. Sitnik, SBK O.0.0 


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EuroCup: Lamont Mack hit winning free throw as Lukoil Academkc edge Oostende - by Eurobasket News
Oostende - Lukoil Academik 65:66

Lukoil Academik earned the first win in EuroCup season. They defeated Oostende in Belgium to improve at 1-0 record in Group D. Lamont Mack (201-F-87, college: Charlotte) nailed 20 points including a winning free throw with seconds left in regulation.
It never looked easy for Lukoil early in the game. The teams were tied at 16 after ten minutes. Oostende pulled in front in the second term. Katnic made it 28:20 for the hosts before Lukoil cut the deficit to 6 points at the interval 26:32. Oostende made it 38:26 early in the second half. But Lukoil quickly responded with an 8:0 run and soon knotted things up at 45. Oostende entered the final frame up by just two points 49:47. The teams exchanged the baskets throughout the final period. Djordjevic drew things level at 65 with just 22 seconds remaining. However Lamont Mack got fouled and hit a winning free throw with 2 seconds on the clock. Brandon Heath (193-G-84, college: San Diego St.) nailed 15 points, while Todor Stoykov (198-G/F-77, agency: Interperformances) added 11 points for the Bulgarian team. Jason Rich (191-G-86) answered with 17 points for Oostende. Dusan Sakota (208-PF-86, agency: Beo Basket) netted 16 points in the loss.

Oostende: Jason Rich 17, Dusan Sakota 16
Lukoil: Lamont Mack 20, Brandon Heath 15, Todor Stoykov 11


EuroCup: Alba snatch victory in Belgium - by Eurobasket News
Dexia Mons-Hainaut - Alba 74:78

Alba Berlin outscored Dexia Mons-Hainaut in the starting round of EuroCup regular season in Group H. DaShaun Wood (185-G-85, college: Wright St.) and Kyle Weaver (198-G-86, agency: Interperformances, college: Washington St.) scored 17 points each to lead the winners.
Alba had to overcome a slow start to the game. Dexia were up by 7 points after ten minutes 24:17. But Alba erupted for 26 points in the second quarter to snatch a 43:41 lead at halftime. Alba silenced the hosts in the third term. The visitors stretched the margin to as many as 18 points before Dexia cut it back to 16 with one quarter remaining. But the hosts opened the final stanza on a 16:0 run to level things up. The teams were tied at 72 with just 44 seconds to go. DaShaun Wood and Simonovic put Alba in front and later DaShaun Wood added a layup as the visitors celebrated a tough win at the end. Torin Francis (210-F-83, college: Notre Dame) and Yassin Idbihi (208-F-83, college: Buffalo) had 10 points each in the win. Ahmad Nivins (206-F-87, college: St.Joseph's) answered with 20 points for Dexia. Quincy Taylor (196-G-82, college: UAB) had 16 points, 5 boards and 5 assists in defeat.

Dexia: Ahmad Nivins 20, Quincy Taylor 16
Alba: DaShaun Wood 17, Kyle Weaver 17, Torin Francis 10, Yassin Idbihi 10


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


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Damir Krupalija moves to Spain - by Eurobasket News
Damir Krupalija (205-F/C-79, college: Illinois) will continue his career in Spain. The experienced Bosnian penned a one-month deal with Bizkaia Bilbao and he will replace injured Axel Hervelle. Krupalija started this season with French Hyeres-Toulon. He appeared six times in ProA averaging 10.8 points, 6.7 rebounds and 3 assists. Krupalija was on the verge of signing for Strasbourg during the pre-season, but at the end he returned to Toulon. In 2010/11, Damir Krupalija had 13.2 ppg, 8.9 rpg and 3.9 apg for Toulon. He was named Eurobasket.com All-French ProA Bosman Player of the Year. Krupalija got the same award in 2008. In his career, before Toulon, Krupalija played for Anwil, Charleroi and Dijon. Krupalija graduated at the University of Illinois in 2002.

Igokea beats Crvena Zvezda Beograd in a friendly match up - by Miljan Veskovic
After sunday's loss against Helios Domzale in ABA league, Crvena Zvezda Beograd was defeated in a friendly match-up against KK Igokea in Aleksandrovac by 94:73. The home was very motivated and they took the lead from the beginning of the game and kept it till the end. Crvena Zvezda Beograd is having injury problems and they played without Adam Morrison (203-F-84, agency: Priority Sports, college: Gonzaga), Mile Ilic (215-C-84, agency: Beo Basket), Bojan Radetic (203-F-88) and Petar Popovic (211-C-79). For the winners Milan Dozet (204-SF-79) had 17, Bojan Djurica (198-SF-83) and Nebojsa Joksimovic (191-SF-81) 14, for the guests Nemanja Nedovic (192-PG-91, agency: Beo Basket) had 15, Sava Lesic (205-C/F-88) 13 and Uros Nikolic (207-F/C-87) 10.

KK Igokea - KK Crvena Zvezda Beograd Beograd 94:73 (26:19, 24:21, 16:17, 28:16)

KK Igokea: Adamovic 4, Miletic, Dozet 17, Durica 14, Komatina 6, Tresac 4, Sulovic 13, Aleksic 12, Bocka 5, Brkic 5, Joksimovic 14.
KK Crvena Zvezda Beograd Beograd: Covic 4, Cvetkovic 6, Markovic 5, Lazic 3 Nedovic 15, Lesic 13, Subotic 4, Nikolic 10, Milutinovic 3, Popovic 8.


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BD Basketball semi-finals all set! - by David Edole
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI The Multi Purpose Sports Complex was filled with high spirits as the BD Inter Primary School League Zonal semi-finals took place on Saturday November 12, 2011, with Althea Scatliffe Primary School (ASPS) posting a comprehensive 32 10 win over Ivan Dawson Primary.

The much larger ASPS team scored easily and frequently, while their smaller opponents struggled to make any possession tell offensively, scoring just 5 points in either half.

Kedrick Matthew recorded a double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. He also made 8 steals and 3 assists. Renrick Massac Junior added 6 points, 4 rebounds, 2 steals and 1 assist as ASPS made their presence felt in the second half outscoring their opponents 10-2 in the 3rd and 10-3 in the 4th quarters.

Isiah Thomas, Dante Vanterpool and Malik Jones all scored 4 points.

Ivan Dawsons Requan Minott recorded 5 rebounds and 6 steals but was unable to convert numerous shots at the basket. Daniel Harrigan netted 4 points and 8 rebounds.

ASPS will now face St Georges Primary School on Wednesday afternoon November 16, 2011.

St Georges was awarded their game by forfeiture following the non-appearance of Leonora Delville Primary School at game time.

In Zone B, Joyce Samuel Primary School (JSPS) will play Cedar International Primary School on Thursday November 17, 2011.

Alexandrina Maduro Primary School (AMPS) almost stole victory against the Belle Vue School though and it wasnt until deep into the 4th quarter when Malicki Thomas burst through the AMPS defense to seal the win 16-10.

AMPS constantly broke down JSPS attacks recording 15 steals, but were unable to make the possession count especially with Rafique Manning in top scoring form for JSPS. He finished with 7 points and proved the difference on the day.

By half time, AMPS had clawed their way back into the game, down by just 4, but with the starting 5 back on court for JSPS, any thoughts of a great come from behind victory were squashed.

Manning added 8 rebounds to his work, Donald Frometa scored 4 with 2 steals and 3 assists, KCei Moses picked up 2 rebounds, 2 blocks and 3 assists, Shauliqua Fahie was a constant threat both offensively and defensively and Thomas made the all important 4th quarter points to provide the breathing space.

For AMPS, Jevonte Barnes scored 4 points with 7 steals, Germarie Brumante also scored 4 and Jaheem Chiddick made 4 steals with 2 rebounds. Samuel Gilbert also made 4 steals and picked up 3 rebounds.

After a quiet 1st quarter which ended 4-4, Cedar School piled on the pressure against Willard Wheatley Primary to finish 25-8 winners to book their place in the Zone Final.

The second and third quarters were where it all fell apart for Willard Wheatley Primary School (WWPS) with numerous turnovers, fouls and missed attempts on goal contributing to their downfall, whilst Frankie Kalama proving irrestible in moving from defense to offense to notch his game leading 8 points, 8 rebounds and 3 steals for Cedar.

At one point, Cedar went on a 20 0 run that stretched from early in the 3rd quarter to deep into the 4th with Juden Chalwell scoring 5 and both Kai Turnbull and Jude Kinkead 4.

WWPS battled away until the end with Kyle Penn scoring 4, adding 4 rebounds and picking up 3 steals. Kevin Nisbett scored 2 with 2 rebounds, 2 steals and assists.

The championship game is scheduled for Saturday November 19, 2011 at the Multi Purpose Sports Complex where the days fun will also include the All Star Game, the Shoot Out and the Skills competition.




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EuroCup: Lamont Mack hit winning free throw as Lukoil Academkc edge Oostende - by Eurobasket News
Oostende - Lukoil Academik 65:66

Lukoil Academik earned the first win in EuroCup season. They defeated Oostende in Belgium to improve at 1-0 record in Group D. Lamont Mack (201-F-87, college: Charlotte) nailed 20 points including a winning free throw with seconds left in regulation.
It never looked easy for Lukoil early in the game. The teams were tied at 16 after ten minutes. Oostende pulled in front in the second term. Katnic made it 28:20 for the hosts before Lukoil cut the deficit to 6 points at the interval 26:32. Oostende made it 38:26 early in the second half. But Lukoil quickly responded with an 8:0 run and soon knotted things up at 45. Oostende entered the final frame up by just two points 49:47. The teams exchanged the baskets throughout the final period. Djordjevic drew things level at 65 with just 22 seconds remaining. However Lamont Mack got fouled and hit a winning free throw with 2 seconds on the clock. Brandon Heath (193-G-84, college: San Diego St.) nailed 15 points, while Todor Stoykov (198-G/F-77, agency: Interperformances) added 11 points for the Bulgarian team. Jason Rich (191-G-86) answered with 17 points for Oostende. Dusan Sakota (208-PF-86, agency: Beo Basket) netted 16 points in the loss.

Oostende: Jason Rich 17, Dusan Sakota 16
Lukoil: Lamont Mack 20, Brandon Heath 15, Todor Stoykov 11


Standings A2
Division A Standings
 1. Beroe 4-0 
 2. Academik BL 3-1 
 3. Vidabasket 3-1 
 4. Overgas 3-1 
 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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SEA Games 2011. Thailand post second straight win - by Eurobasket News
Thailand - Cambodia 85:62

Thailand recorded the second straight win at SEA Games 2011. They held off Cambodia to improve at 2-0 record in Group A. Ratdech Kruatiwa (191-G/F-85) scored 15 points to lead the effort. Cambodia fell at 0-2 record.
Thailand began the game steadily as they accumulated a 19:15 lead ten minutes into it. They maintained the lead throughout the second quarter. Thailand enjoyed a 38:29 lead at halftime. They increased the tempo in the third term. Thailand unloaded 29 points to post a 23-point advantage with one quarter remaining. The teams traded baskets in the fourth frame with Thailand in full control over the situation. Chanachon Klahan (190-F-84) scored 13 points, while Danai Kongkum delivered 11 points in the victory. Oeun Sophoeun notched 28 points for Cambodia. Mith Pek nailed 16 points in the losing effort.

Thailand: Ratdech Kruatiwa 15, Chanachon Klahan 13+14 boards, Danai Kongkum 11
Cambodia: Oeun Sophoen 28, Mith Pek 16


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CIS Round 4 results and stats - by Eurobasket News
There were just four rounds played in Regular Season of CIS and we can clearly see which teams will fight for top positions and which will try to avoid bottom places. The round was exceptionally exciting as four games ended with a tiny margin. The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with extra overtimes, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The game had a very big importance for third-ranked Varsity Reds as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Varsity Reds edged 5th ranked Sea Hawks in Fredericton, NB 94-92 in overtime. The hosts trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 3-point lead at the halftime then Sea Hawks managed to tie the game at the end of regular time. However that was Varsity Reds who were better in overtime eventually winning that period 11-9. They made 19-of-25 free shots (76.0 percent) during the game. Varsity Reds forced 23 Sea Hawks turnovers. Strangely Sea Hawks outrebounded Varsity Reds 37-24 including 26 on the defensive glass. It was a great shooting night for Varsity Reds especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 60.0 percentage. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Daniel Quirion (183) who helped to win the game recording 24 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists. Guard Alex Desroches (193) contributed with 19 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Varsity Reds' coach Brent Baker used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Center Jason Shepherd (193-89) replied with 21 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists for Sea Hawks. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with 8 other teams. Sea Hawks at the other side keep the fifth place with three games lost. They share the position with 4 other teams. Sea Hawks will have a break next week, which should allow them to rest in order to get back on the winning path. Varsity Reds will try to continue on its current victory against sixth ranked Huskies in Halifax, VS.
The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Blues (1-1) in Toronto, ON. Hosts were defeated by Golden Hawks (2-0) 84-79. It was a key game for the top position in the league as both teams had the same 1-0 record before this meeting. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Maxwell Allin (193) who helped to win the game recording 26 points and 9 rebounds and Matthew Buckley who added 14 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side Bosnian forward Drazen Glisic (198) responded with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds. Blues' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Golden Hawks keep a position of league leader, which they share with 8 other teams. Blues at the other side keep the second place with one game lost. They share the position with 6 other teams. Golden Hawks will play against Golden Gaels (#5) in Kingston, ON in the next round. Blues will play on the road against the league's second-placed Thunderwolves in Thunder Bay, ON and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

Other games in round 4 were not that significant. St.Mary's lost to undefeated UPEI on the road 77-92. Victoria won against Brandon on its own court 87-76. Manitoba was outscored by TWU in Langley, BC 68-95. UFV rolled over Winnipeg at home 89-69. Winless Regina lost to undefeated UBC on the opponent's court 71-100. Alberta beat Saskatchewan in a home game 74-69. TRU lost to Lethbridge on the road 93-106. Calgary outscored UBC Okanagan on its own court 85-57. Winless Ottawa recorded a loss to McMaster in Hamilton, ON 73-69. Winless Bishop's lost to undefeated UQAM at home 62-70. Winless Laval were smashed by McGill on the opponent's court 57-82. Brock lost to undefeated Carleton in a home game 56-98. Laurentian managed to outperform Western on the road 87-86. Winless Ryerson recorded a loss to Waterloo on its own court 91-96. St.Mary's lost to undefeated UPEI in Charlottetown, PEI 95-97. New Brunsw. beat Memorial at home 90-88. Winless York lost to undefeated Windsor on the opponent's court 56-80. Winless Queen's lost to undefeated Guelph in a home game 56-73. Lakehead rolled over RMC on the road 115-54. Winless Dalhousie lost to undefeated St.Francis X. on its own court 71-85.
The most impressive performance of 4th round was 45 points (!!!), 8 rebounds and 4 assists by Chas Kok of TRU.


New Brunsw. - Memorial 94-92 OT

The game had a very big importance for third-ranked Varsity Reds as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Varsity Reds edged 5th ranked Sea Hawks in Fredericton, NB 94-92 in overtime. The hosts trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 3-point lead at the halftime then Sea Hawks managed to tie the game at the end of regular time. However that was Varsity Reds who were better in overtime eventually winning that period 11-9. They made 19-of-25 free shots (76.0 percent) during the game. Varsity Reds forced 23 Sea Hawks turnovers. Strangely Sea Hawks outrebounded Varsity Reds 37-24 including 26 on the defensive glass. It was a great shooting night for Varsity Reds especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 60.0 percentage. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Daniel Quirion (183) who helped to win the game recording 24 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists. Guard Alex Desroches (193) contributed with 19 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Varsity Reds' coach Brent Baker used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Center Jason Shepherd (193-89) replied with 21 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists and forward Robbie Habib (193-89) added 27 points in the effort for Sea Hawks. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with 8 other teams. Sea Hawks at the other side keep the fifth place with three games lost. They share the position with 4 other teams. Sea Hawks will have a break next week, which should allow them to rest in order to get back on the winning path. Varsity Reds will try to continue on its current victory against sixth ranked Huskies in Halifax, VS.
Top scorers:
Memorial: R.Habib 27+4reb+2ast, J.Shepherd 21+7reb+8ast, J.Alliman 13+5reb, M.Helsby 13+10reb+5ast, D.Moore 7+6reb, M.Dolliver 7+2reb
New Brunsw.: D.Quirion 24+5reb+8ast, A.Desroches 19+9reb+2ast, C.Swift 13+1reb, R.Linton 12, M.Fosu 8+2reb, S.Amoah 7+2reb+1ast
gschID: 155605


UPEI - St.Mary's 92-77

No shocking result in a game when top-ranked Panthers (2-0) beat 6th ranked Huskies (1-3) in Charlottetown, PEI 92-77 on Sunday. The game without a history. Panthers led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Panthers forced 19 Huskies turnovers. It was a very good performance for guard Jonathan Cooper (183-88) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 30 points and 11 rebounds. Guard Terrence Brown (186) contributed with 22 points, 5 assists and 4 steals for the winners. Panthers' coach Tim Kendrick allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Forward Tory Fassett replied with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 10 rebounds and forward Riley Halpin (203) added 18 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Huskies. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Panthers keep a position of league leader, which they share with 8 other teams. Huskies lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the fifth place with three games lost. Panthers will have a break next round. Huskies will play at home against the league's leader Varsity Reds (#1) in Fredericton, NB.
Top scorers:
St.Mary's: T.Fassett 23+10reb+2ast, R.Halpin 18+5reb+3ast, M.Pink 12+3reb+1ast, B.Rouse 12+2reb+3ast, J.Smith 7+4reb+1ast, I.Robertson 3+4reb+1ast
UPEI: J.Cooper 30+11reb+3ast, T.Brown 22+5ast, M.Lual 12+6reb+2ast, D.Moss 12+3reb+1ast, O.Smith 8+1reb+1ast, M.McKenna 3+2reb
gschID: 155606


Victoria - Brandon 87-76

Very expected game when 12th ranked Bobcats (1-3) lost to top-ranked Vikies (4-0) in Victoria, BC 76-87 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Vikies. Bobcats was better in second period 21-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a great shooting night for Vikies especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.6 percentage. It was a very good performance for guard Ryan Mackinnon (193-89) who helped to win the game recording 22 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Guard Zac Andrus (180) contributed with 19 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Forward Donovan Gayle (193) replied with 18 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and forward Kyle Vince (193) added 18 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Bobcats. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Vikies have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 4-0 record. Bobcats lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the fifth place with three games lost. Vikies will face Wolfpack (#6) in Kamloops, BC in the next round where they are favorite. Bobcats will play at home against Bisons in Winnipeg, MB.
Top scorers:
Brandon: D.Gayle 18+8reb+4ast, K.Vince 18+6reb+4ast, M.Smith 13+1reb, E.Ravier 13+6reb+1ast, I.Bonhomme 6+3reb+4ast, A.Mounir 6+5reb+1ast
Victoria: R.Mackinnon 22+6reb+5ast, Z.Andrus 19+6reb+6ast, M.Acheampong 16+5reb+2ast, M.Berg 14+5reb, R.Pribilsky 6+3reb+3ast, T.Evans 4+3reb+1ast
gschID: 155601


TWU - Manitoba 95-68

Everything could happen in Langley, BC at the game between two tied teams. Both ninth ranked Spartans and 10th ranked Bisons had identical 1-2 record. This time Spartans used a home court advantage and rolled over the opponent from Winnipeg, MB 95-68 on Saturday night. The game without a history. Spartans led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Bisons' 38. Spartans forced 19 Bisons turnovers. It was a very good performance for American forward Kyle Coston (203-87, college: Portland St.) who helped to win the game recording 25 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Guard Calvin Westbrook (193-88, college: Cal.St.-Stanislaus) contributed with 18 points for the winners. American guard Stephan Walton (175-87, college: Valdosta St.) replied with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds and forward Braedon Speer (196) added 18 points (perfect from the field making all six shots) in the effort for Bisons. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Spartans (2-2) moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Calgary and TRU. Loser Bisons dropped to the fifth position with three games lost. Spartans will face higher ranked Thunderbirds (#5) in Vancouver, BC in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Bisons will play on the road against Bobcats in Brandon, MB.
Top scorers:
Manitoba: B.Speer 18+3reb, S.Walton 16+10reb+1ast, K.Omoerah 15+3reb+1ast, X.Smith 11+4reb+1ast, T.Draward 6+4reb, K.Slijker 2+1ast
TWU: K.Coston 25+9reb+4ast, C.Westbrook 18+4reb+1ast, S.Peter 13+4reb+2ast, J.Bakuteka 12+4ast, K.Osborne 6+3reb+1ast, T.Smith 5+2reb+4ast
gschID: 155602


UFV - Winnipeg 89-69

Not a big story in a game when 11th ranked Wesmen (1-3) was outscored by fifth ranked Cascades (3-1) in Abbotsford, BC 89-69 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Cascades. Wesmen was better in third quarter 21-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Cascades dominated down low during the game scoring 48 of its points in the paint compared to Wesmen's 20. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Wesmen was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for guard Joel Friesen (193) who helped to win the game recording 12 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Power forward Michael James (198) contributed with 18 points for the winners. Five Cascades players scored in double figures. American forward Benny Iko (198) replied with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 13 rebounds and point guard Travis Krahn (183) added 17 points in the effort for Wesmen. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Cascades moved-up to second place, which they share with Lethbridge and Alberta. Wesmen lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the fifth position with three games lost. Cascades will face Heat (#13) in Kelowna, BC in the next round which should be another easy win for them. Wesmen will play at home against the league's second-placed Golden Bears (#2) in Edmonton, AB.
Top scorers:
Winnipeg: T.Krahn 17+2reb+2ast, B.Iko 13+13reb+2ast, E.Zimmerman 13+5reb+3ast, D.Brown 7+3reb+3ast, M.McNee 5+2reb, B.Duff 4+1reb+1ast
UFV: M.James 18+4reb, J.Moedt 17+5reb, J.Friesen 12+8reb+5ast, J.Blackman 11+2reb, S.Bjorgaard 11+3reb+4ast, S.Freeman 11+1reb+5ast
gschID: 155603


UBC - Regina 100-71

Everything went according to plan when top-ranked Thunderbirds (2-0) outplayed bottom-ranked Cougars (0-3) in Vancouver, BC 100-71 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Thunderbirds. Cougars was better in second period 25-24. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Thunderbirds forced 29 Cougars turnovers and had a 32-19 advantage in offensive rebounds. They shot the lights out from three sinking 14 long-distance shots on high 51.9 percentage. Thunderbirds looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Thunderbirds made 7 blocks. Cougars were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for international point guard Nathan Yu (189-89) who helped to win the game recording 34 points (!!!), 6 rebounds and 8 assists. Forward Tommy Nixon (198) contributed with 19 points and 4 assists (made all of his eight free throws) for the winners. Guard Sterling Nostedt (185) replied with 16 points and 4 steals and forward Connor Burns (201) added 10 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Cougars. 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 8 other teams. Loser Cougars still closes the standings with three games lost. Thunderbirds will face Spartans (#7) in Langley, BC in the next round where they are favorite. Cougars will play at home against Dinos (#8) in Calgary, AB and hope to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Regina: S.Nostedt 16+2reb+2ast, P.Gareau 10+4reb, C.Burns 10+7reb+1ast, B.Hebert 9+1ast, M.Campbell 8+4reb, G.Childerhose 6+3reb+1ast
UBC: N.Yu 34+6reb+8ast, T.Nixon 19+1reb+4ast, M.Williams 15+3reb+1ast, K.Burke 9+9reb+4ast, B.Bains 7+5reb, G.Bath 6+3reb
gschID: 155604


Alberta - Saskatchewan 74-69

There was no surprise when 7th ranked Huskies (1-2) lost to second ranked Golden Bears (3-1) in Edmonton, AB 69-74 on Saturday. However just five-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. Huskies were tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Golden Bears made 22-of-28 free shots (78.6 percent) during the game. Huskies were plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for international guard Jordan Baker (192-91, college: Utah Valley) who helped to win the game recording 25 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Forward Todd Bergen-Henengouwen (196-91) contributed with 16 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Guard Duncan Jones (196) replied with 17 points and American point guard Jamelle Barrett (180) added 12 points and 4 assists in the effort for Huskies. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Golden Bears maintains second position 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 place with two games lost. Golden Bears will face Wesmen (#12) in Winnipeg, MB in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Huskies will play at home against Pronghorn in Lethbridge, AB.
Top scorers:
Saskatchewan: D.Jones 17+2reb+1ast, C.Unsworth 13+4reb, J.Barrett 12+2reb+4ast, A.Henry 9, N.Brudehl 7+7reb+1ast, M.Lieffers 4+9reb+1ast
Alberta: J.Baker 25+8reb+5ast, T.Bergen-Henengouwen 16+5reb, D.Ferguson 15+2reb+2ast, A.Bates 5+2reb, L.Taylor 4, M.Cardoza 4+4reb+1ast
gschID: 155598


Lethbridge - TRU 106-93

Everything could happen in Lethbridge, AB at the game between two tied teams. Both third ranked Pronghorn and one of their biggest challengers Wolfpack had identical 2-1 record. This time Pronghorn used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Kamloops, BC 106-93 on Saturday night. It was a key game for the second position in the league. It was a very close game until the last quarter, when Pronghorn's pressure prevailed and they won that period 36-25 extending their advantage to 13 points. They dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Wolfpack's 30 and made 18-of-22 free shots (81.8 percent) during the game. Pronghorn forced 19 Wolfpack turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists. It was a very good performance for Daryl Cooper who helped to win the game recording 25 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals. Alex Fletcher contributed with 25 points and 4 assists for the winners. Four Pronghorn players scored in double figures. Pronghorn's coach Dave Adams allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Forward Chas Kok (196) replied with 45 points (!!!), 8 rebounds and 4 assists and Justin King added 16 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Wolfpack. Pronghorn have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Alberta and UFV. Loser Wolfpack dropped to the sixth position with two games lost. Pronghorn will face Huskies (#9) in Saskatoon, SK in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Wolfpack will play on the road against the league's leader Vikies in Victoria, BC.
Top scorers:
TRU: C.Kok 45+8reb+4ast, K.Pribilsky 16+1reb+4ast, J.King 16+10reb+2ast, A.Pierre 6+2reb+4ast, M.Zayas 4+1reb+1ast, B.Parker 3+2ast
Lethbridge: D.Cooper 25+7reb+5ast, A.Fletcher 25+4ast, D.Waldner 14+8reb+3ast, M.Duce 11+3ast, D.Coward 9+9reb+6ast, L.Reiter 9+2reb+3ast
gschID: 155599


Calgary - UBC Okanagan 85-57

Very expected game when bottom-ranked Heat (0-2) was smashed by eighth ranked Dinos (2-2) in Calgary, AB 85-57 on Saturday. The game without a history. Dinos led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They also forced 31 Heat turnovers. It was a great shooting night for Dinos especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 61.5 percentage. It was a very good performance for guard Jarred Ogungbemi (175-91) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 20 points and 12 rebounds. Swingman Dustin Reding (201-88) contributed with 19 points for the winners. Bret Macdonald replied with 12 points and 4 assists and Yassine Ghomari added 11 points in the effort for Heat. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Dinos moved-up to sixth place, which they share with TWU and TRU. Loser Heat still closes the standings with two games lost. Dinos will face Cougars (#14) in Regina, SK in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Heat will play on the road against Cascades (#4) in Abbotsford, BC and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
UBC Okanagan: B.Macdonald 12+3reb+4ast, Y.Ghomari 11+2reb+2ast, S.Pelland 8+3reb, S.Morrison 8+1reb, M.Roth 8+2reb+1ast, B.Hindson 6+4reb
Calgary: J.Ogungbemi 20+12reb+1ast, D.Reding 19+1reb, T.Fidler 12+2reb, J.Wolfram 9+4reb+2ast, P.Walker 9+2reb+1ast, A.McGuinness 8+1reb+3ast
gschID: 155600


McMaster - Ottawa 73-69

Everything could happen in Hamilton, ON at the game between two tied teams. Both seventh ranked Marauders and one of their biggest challengers Gee-Gees had identical 0-1 record. This time Marauders used a home court advantage and won against the opponent from Ottawa, ON 73-69 on Saturday night. The hosts trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 41-36 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Marauders forced 24 Gee-Gees turnovers. Strangely Gee-Gees outrebounded Marauders 44-32 including a 28-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. Gee-Gees were plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for forward Nathan Pelech (193) who helped to win the game recording 17 points and 7 rebounds. Adam Presutti contributed with 13 points and 6 assists for the winners. International guard Warren Ward (196-89) replied with 22 points and 7 rebounds and forward Christopher Anderson (191) added 11 points and 13 rebounds in the effort for Gee-Gees. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Marauders (1-1) left bottom position moving up to second place, which they share with 6 other teams. Loser Gee-Gees still closes the standings with two games lost. Marauders will face Lions (#8) in Toronto, ON in the next round where they are favorite. Gee-Gees will play at home against Lancers (#4) in Windsor, ON and hope to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Ottawa: W.Ward 22+7reb, C.Anderson 11+13reb, J.Berhanemeskel 8+2reb+2ast, M.L'Africain 7+3reb+3ast, G.Gonthier-Dubue 7+6reb+2ast, V.Gill 6+4reb+1ast
McMaster: N.Pelech 17+7reb+2ast, A.Presutti 13+3reb+6ast, N.Mccarthy 10+10reb, A.Redpath 9+1reb+1ast, J.Rocca 8+1reb, T.Black 5+1reb
gschID: 155594


Toronto Univ. - Laurier 79-84

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Blues (1-1) in Toronto, ON. Hosts were defeated by Golden Hawks (2-0) 84-79. It was a key game for the top position in the league as both teams had the same 1-0 record before this meeting. Blues were tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Maxwell Allin (193) who helped to win the game recording 26 points and 9 rebounds and center Matthew Buckley (215) who added 14 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side Bosnian forward Drazen Glisic (198) responded with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds and center Andrew Wasik (201) scored 13 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Four Golden Hawks and five Blues players scored in double figures. Blues' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Golden Hawks keep a position of league leader, which they share with 8 other teams. Blues at the other side keep the second place with one game lost. They share the position with 6 other teams. Golden Hawks will play against Golden Gaels (#5) in Kingston, ON in the next round. Blues will play on the road against the league's second-placed Thunderwolves in Thunder Bay, ON and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Toronto Univ.: D.Glisic 18+11reb+3ast, A.Hill 15+4reb+3ast, A.Wasik 13+8reb+4ast, A.Kumar 13+2reb+4ast, J.Holmes 10+1reb+1ast, S.Nickel 10+4reb+1ast
Laurier: M.Allin 26+9reb+3ast, M.Buckley 14+7reb+1ast, P.Donnelly 12+8reb, K.Enright 12+1reb, S.Wanas 7+6reb+2ast, K.Harrison 5+2reb+2ast
gschID: 155595


Bishop's - UQAM 62-70

Everything could happen in Lennoxville, QC at the game between two tied teams. Both top-ranked Citadines and much higher ranked Gaiters had identical 0-0 record. But Gaiters were not able to use a home court advantage and lost to the opponent from Montreal, QC 70-62 on Saturday night. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Citadines forced 22 Gaiters turnovers and had a 17-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. Gaiters were plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for guard Eric Cote-Kougnima (193-88) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds. Forward Gregory Saint-Amand (193-88) contributed with 16 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Guard Sean Monplaisir replied with 17 points and 4 assists and guard Onnex Blackwood (188) added 11 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Gaiters. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Citadines (1-0) keep a position of league leader, which they share with Acadia and Concordia. Loser Gaiters still closes the standings with one game lost. Citadines' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Montreal, QC Redmen.
Top scorers:
Bishop's: S.Monplaisir 17+2reb+4ast, O.Blackwood 11+6reb+1ast, M.Post 10+1reb+1ast, M.Andrews 8+10reb, T.Hunter 6+5reb+5ast, P.Kabongo 4+3reb
UQAM: G.Saint-Amand 16+6reb+1ast, E.Cote-Kougnima 12+11reb+2ast, K.Bitondo 9+9reb+2ast, T.Justin 8+1reb+1ast, O.Maatoug 7+1ast, A.Pivotar 7+1reb
gschID: 155596


McGill - Laval 82-57

There was a small surprise when fifth ranked Redmen (1-1) outplayed 3rd ranked Rouge et Or (0-1) in Montreal, QC 82-57 on Saturday. It was a key game for the second position in the league. The game was mostly controlled by Redmen. Rouge et Or was better in fourth quarter 17-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Rouge et Or 36-21 including 24 on the defensive glass. It was a very good performance for guard Karim Sy-Morissette (193) who helped to win the game recording 24 points and 6 assists. Forward Tristan Renaud-Tremblay (201) contributed with 13 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Naturalized Bosnian forward Boris Hadzimuratovic (204-91, college: High School) replied with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 11 rebounds and Thibaud Dezutter added 16 points in the effort for Rouge et Or. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Redmen left bottom position moving up to second place, which they share with 6 other teams. Loser Rouge et Or still closes the standings with one game lost. Redmen will face league's second-placed Citadines in Montreal, QC in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Rouge et Or will play at home against Gaiters in Lennoxville, QC and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Laval: B.Hadzimuratovic 21+11reb+1ast, T.Dezutter 16+3reb+1ast, H.Ryan 6+1reb+1ast, C.Deslauniers-Trottier 5, X.Baribeau 3+2reb+3ast, S.Mercier 2+1reb
McGill: K.Sy-Morissette 24+4reb+6ast, T.Renaud-Tremblay 13+5reb+1ast, A.Mitrovic 10+4reb+1ast, V.Dufort 8+2reb, W.Clark 8+2reb+3ast, N.Langley 8+3reb
gschID: 155597


Brock - Carleton 56-98

Everything could happen in St.Catharines, ON at the game between two tied teams. Both top-ranked Ravens and top-ranked Badgers had identical 1-0 record. But Badgers were not able to use a home court advantage and were outleveled by the opponent from Ottawa, ON 98-56 on Saturday night. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The game without a history. Ravens led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 42 of its points in the paint compared to Badgers' 22 and made 20-of-25 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. Ravens forced 23 Badgers turnovers and outrebounded them 38-19 including a 31-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Badgers' players. Badgers were plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for guard Willy Manigat (180) who helped to win the game recording 23 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Guard Elliot Thompson (191-89) contributed with 22 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Four Ravens players scored in double figures. American guard Jameson Tipping (196, college: W.Kentucky) replied with 15 points and forward Tshing Kasamba (196) added 12 points in the effort for Badgers. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Ravens maintains first position with 2-0 record, which they share with 8 other teams. Loser Badgers dropped to the second place with one game lost. Ravens will face Mustangs (#8) in London, ON in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Badgers will play on the road against the league's second-placed Voyageurs (#2) in Sudbury, ON and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Brock: J.Tipping 15, T.Kasamba 12+3reb, D.Mukendi 7+3ast, M.Gibson 7+2reb, T.Davis 6+4reb+2ast, A.Kraus 4+2reb+2ast
Carleton: W.Manigat 23+5reb+4ast, E.Thompson 22+6reb, T.Hinz 15+4reb+5ast, P.Scrubb 12+5reb+7ast, G.Resch 7+2reb, K.Churchill 6+4reb+2ast
gschID: 155591


Western - Laurentian 86-87

No shocking result in a game when third ranked Voyageurs (1-1) edged 5th ranked Mustangs (1-1) in London, ON 87-86 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 19-13 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Voyageurs outrebounded Mustangs 38-26 including 27 on the defensive glass. It was a very good performance for guard Manny Pasquale (183) who helped to win the game recording 29 points and 8 rebounds. Forward Mike Hull (198-87) contributed with 14 points and 9 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. Four Voyageurs players scored in double figures. Guard Ryan Barbeau (178) replied with 27 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists and forward Peter Scholtes (196) added 18 points in the effort for Mustangs. Voyageurs left bottom position moving up to second place, which they share with 6 other teams including defeated Mustangs. Voyageurs will face Badgers (#5) in St.Catharines, ON in the next round. Mustangs will play on the road against the league's leader Ravens in Ottawa, ON and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Western: R.Barbeau 27+5reb+9ast, P.Scholtes 18+3reb, R.Higgins 15+3reb+1ast, J.Bernard 9+2reb+3ast, N.Diloreto 8+6reb, Q.Henderson 5+5reb+2ast
Laurentian: M.Pasquale 29+8reb+2ast, A.Ratte 16+7reb, M.Hull 14+9reb+2ast, S.Sheldon 10+7reb, I.Pasquale 7+3reb+4ast, G.Serresse 6+1reb+1ast
gschID: 155592


Ryerson - Waterloo 91-96

Everything could happen in Toronto, ON at the game between two tied teams. Both eighth ranked Warriors and bottom-ranked Rams had identical 0-1 record. But Rams were not able to use a home court advantage and lost to the opponent from Waterloo, ON 96-91 on Saturday night. Rams trailed by 13 points at halftime and as many as 15 after three quarters before a 31-21 last quarter charge cut the deficit to 91-96 at the end of the game. Warriors shot the lights out from three sinking 16 long-distance shots on high 61.5 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. It was a very good performance for guard Cam McIntyre (191-87) who helped to win the game recording 31 points and 5 rebounds. Guard Wayne Bridge (188-90) contributed with 19 points and 4 assists for the winners. Warriors' coach Tom Kieswetter allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. International point guard Jahmal Jones (183-91) replied with 30 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists and forward Jelane Pryce (201) added 15 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Rams. Five Warriors and four Rams players scored in double figures. Warriors (1-1) left bottom position moving up to second place, which they share with 6 other teams. Loser Rams still closes the standings with two games lost. Warriors will face RMC (#6) in Kingston, ON in the next round. Rams will play on the road against the league's leader Gryphons in Guelph, ON and hope to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Ryerson: J.Jones 30+5reb+8ast, J.Pryce 15+5reb+1ast, J.Gauthier 14+5reb+1ast, N.Stankovic 10+6reb, A.Gebrekerestos 7+2reb+1ast, O.Adegboruwa 6+1reb+1ast
Waterloo: C.McIntyre 31+5reb+3ast, W.Bridge 19+2reb+4ast, Z.Angelini 14+5reb+4ast, B.Smith 12+7reb+1ast, M.Wright 12+4reb+8ast, J.Johnson 5+7reb+1ast
gschID: 155593


UPEI - St.Mary's 97-95

Rather predictable result when top-ranked Panthers (2-0) edged 6th ranked Huskies (1-3) in Charlottetown, PEI 97-95 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 32-24 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Panthers forced 20 Huskies turnovers and outrebounded them 36-24 including a 16-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a very good performance for forward Jermaine Duke (198) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 18 points and 12 rebounds. Guard Jonathan Cooper (183-88) contributed with 19 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals for the winners. Forward Tory Fassett replied with 26 points and guard Miguel Pink (185) added 22 points in the effort for Huskies. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Panthers keep a position of league leader, which they share with 8 other teams. Huskies lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the fifth place with three games lost. Panthers will have a break next round. Huskies will play at home against the league's leader Varsity Reds (#1) in Fredericton, NB.
Top scorers:
St.Mary's: T.Fassett 26+4reb+1ast, M.Pink 22+3reb+2ast, B.Rouse 18+2reb+3ast, I.Robertson 12+3reb, J.Smith 11+9reb+6ast, V.Farcas 4+3reb
UPEI: M.Lual 20+9reb, J.Cooper 19+6reb+5ast, J.Duke 18+12reb+2ast, T.Brown 16+3reb+4ast, D.Moss 16+4reb+2ast, G.Doane 5+2reb+1ast
gschID: 155587


New Brunsw. - Memorial 90-88

Not a big story in a game when 5th ranked Sea Hawks (1-3) were edged by top-ranked Varsity Reds (2-0) in Fredericton, NB 90-88 on Saturday. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Sea Hawks won third quarter 22-21. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Varsity Reds made 23-of-25 free shots (92.0 percent) during the game. They also forced 20 Sea Hawks turnovers. It was a very good performance for guard Alex Desroches (193) who helped to win the game recording 19 points and 9 rebounds. Michael Fosu contributed with 24 points (made all of his eight free throws) for the winners. Four Varsity Reds players scored in double figures. Forward Robbie Habib (193-89) replied with 38 points (!!!) and 8 rebounds and center Mike Helsby (193) added 28 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Sea Hawks. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Varsity Reds keep a position of league leader, which they share with 8 other teams. Loser Sea Hawks keep the fifth place with three games lost. Varsity Reds will face Huskies (#6) in Halifax, VS in the next round where they are favorite.
Top scorers:
Memorial: R.Habib 38+8reb+1ast, M.Helsby 28+6reb+3ast, T.Stanoev 9+3reb+1ast, J.Shepherd 7+4reb+1ast, J.Alliman 4+4reb, R.Wood 2+2reb
New Brunsw.: M.Fosu 24+3reb+2ast, D.Quirion 19+3reb+5ast, A.Desroches 19+9reb+2ast, D.Anthony 17+4reb, C.Swift 4+2reb+3ast, C.Jordan 4+2reb
gschID: 155588


Windsor - York 80-56

Everything went according to plan when top-ranked Lancers (2-0) outplayed bottom-ranked Lions (0-2) in Windsor, ON 80-56 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Lancers. Lions was better in third quarter 16-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Lions 54-26 including a 31-12 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a very good performance for guard Rotimi Osuntola (196-92) who helped to win the game recording 16 points and 9 rebounds. Guard Enrico Diloreto (186-90) contributed with 18 points for the winners. Four Lancers players scored in double figures. Guard David Tyndale (180) replied with 14 points and 4 assists and Raheem Isaac added 17 points in the effort for Lions. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Lancers keep a position of league leader, which they share with 8 other teams. Loser Lions still closes the standings with two games lost. Lancers will face Gee-Gees (#4) in Ottawa, ON in the next round. Lions will play at home against Marauders in Hamilton, ON and hope to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
York: R.Isaac 17+3reb, D.Tyndale 14+3reb+4ast, N.Tufegdzich 11+6reb+1ast, A.Rados 5+5reb+1ast, C.Coldea 5, V.Velici 2+3reb
Windsor: E.Diloreto 18+2reb+2ast, R.Osuntola 16+9reb+2ast, L.Phillip 10+10reb+1ast, J.McQueen 10+6reb, H.Araia 6+2reb+3ast, J.Collins 6+6reb+10ast
gschID: 155589


Queen's - Guelph 56-73

There was no surprise when bottom-ranked Golden Gaels (0-2) lost to top-ranked Gryphons (2-0) in Kingston, ON 56-73 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Gryphons. Golden Gaels was better in third quarter 15-11. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 19-of-22 free shots (86.4 percent) during the game. Gryphons forced 20 Golden Gaels turnovers. It was a very good performance for guard Daniel McCarthy (188) who helped to win the game recording 24 points (made all of his seven free throws). Guard Kareem Malcolm (183) contributed with 9 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Forward Nikola Misljencevic (196) replied with 10 points and John Lenz added 6 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Golden Gaels. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Gryphons keep a position of league leader, which they share with 8 other teams. Loser Golden Gaels still closes the standings with two games lost. Gryphons will face Rams (#7) in Toronto, ON in the next round where they are favorite. Golden Gaels will play on the road against Golden Hawks in Waterloo, ON and hope to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Queen's: N.Misljencevic 10+4reb+3ast, A.Weatherill 9+2reb+1ast, M.Simpson 8+7reb, R.Golden 7+1reb, J.Lenz 6+7reb+2ast, R.Parisien 6
Guelph: D.McCarthy 24+4reb, Z.Angus 12+4reb+2ast, A.Campbell 10+2reb+1ast, K.Malcolm 9+6reb+4ast, A.Bering 7+6reb, M.Edwards 5+3reb
gschID: 155590


RMC - Lakehead 54-115

There was a small surprise when top-ranked Thunderwolves (2-0) crushed 4th ranked RMC (0-2) in Kingston, ON 115-54 on Saturday. The game without a history. Thunderwolves led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding RMC to just 7 points in second quarter. Thunderwolves dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to RMC's 24. Thunderwolves forced 19 RMC turnovers and outrebounded them 46-28 including 16 on the offensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists comparing to just 10 passes made by RMC's players. It was a very good performance for American forward Adam Johnson (, college: Georgetown, KY) who helped to win the game recording 16 points and 8 rebounds. Forward Anthony McIntosh contributed with 15 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Five Thunderwolves players scored in double figures. Guard Idris Said-Madjid (198) replied with 22 points and guard Connor Duke (191) added 12 points and 6 rebounds 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. Thunderwolves keep a position of league leader, which they share with 8 other teams. Loser RMC still closes the standings with two games lost. Thunderwolves will face Blues (#3) in Toronto, ON in the next round, which may be the game of the day. RMC will play on the road against Warriors in Waterloo, ON and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
RMC: I.Said-Madjid 22+2reb, C.Duke 12+6reb+3ast, N.Fowler 8+1reb, J.Byun 6+4reb, K.Chung 2, T.Boettcher 2+1reb+1ast
Lakehead: B.King 16+2reb+2ast, A.Johnson 16+8reb+2ast, A.McIntosh 15+7reb+2ast, G.Carter 11+6reb+4ast, M.Schmidt 11+2reb+1ast, J.Jones 10+8reb+5ast
gschID: 155585


Dalhousie - St.Francis X. 71-85

Very expected game when bottom-ranked Tigers (0-2) lost to top-ranked X-Men (2-0) in Halifax, NS 71-85 on Saturday. The game without a history. X-Men led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. It was a very good performance for guard Terry Thomas (193) who helped to win the game recording 19 points and 9 rebounds. Forward Jeremy Dunn (198) contributed with 15 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Bahamas forward Robert Nortmann (198) replied with 30 points and 9 rebounds and Ritchie Kanza Mata added 4 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists in the effort for Tigers. X-Men keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 8 other teams. Loser Tigers still closes the standings with two games lost. X-Men will face Axemen (#4) in Wolfville, NS in the next round. Tigers will play on the road against Capers in Sydney, NS and hope to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Dalhousie: R.Nortmann 30+9reb, A.Arthur 14+2reb, W.Yengue 7+4reb+2ast, S.Lopez 5+7reb+4ast, C.Fox 5+2reb, N.Smith 4
St.Francis X.: T.Thomas 19+9reb, J.Dunn 15+6reb+2ast, R.Madera 15+6reb, M.Clayton 12+2ast, W.Donkoh 8+4reb+2ast, T.Vernon 8+3reb+4ast
gschID: 155586




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. Ottawa 0-2 
 5. Queen's 0-2 
 6. RMC 0-2 
 7. Ryerson 0-2 
 8. York 0-2 
OUA West
 1. Guelph 2-0 
 2. Lakehead 2-0 
 3. Laurier 2-0 
 4. Windsor 2-0 
 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 


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. Andrus, Victoria6.0 
 7. Jones, Ryerson6.0 
 8. Scrubb, Carleton6.0 
 9. Wright, Waterloo6.0 
 10. Cooper, Lethbridge5.8 
Steals Per Game
 Eric COTE-KOUGNIMA
  UQ.
  (193-G-88)
  Avg: 6
 1. Cote-K., UQ.6.0 
 2. Carter, Lakehead4.0 
 3. Weatherill, Queen''s3.5 
 4. Thomas, St.Franc.3.5 
 5. Collins, Windsor3.5 
 6. Cooper, UPEI3.5 
 7. Cooper, Lethbridge3.3 
 8. Scholtes, Western3.0 
 9. Brown, UPEI3.0 
 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. Coward, Lethbridge2.0 
 4. Andrews, Bishop''s2.0 
 5. Bains, UBC2.0 
 6. Hadzimuratov., Lav.2.0 
 7. Ratte, Laurentian2.0 
 8. Burke, UBC1.5 
 9. Gibson, Brock1.5 
 10. Said-Madjid, RMC1.5 


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Xinjiang Flying Tigers target Jamal Crawford - by Eurobasket News
According to various sources, it seems that Xinjiang Flying Tigers want to sign NBAer Jamal Crawford (196-G-80, college: Michigan). The experienced guard spent last two seasons with Atlanta Hawks. In the latest one he had 14.3 ppg, 1.7 rpg and 3.1 apg for 88 games. In 2009/10, Crawford had even better numbers. For 90 league games he averaged 17.8 points, 2.6 rebounds and 3 assists. From 2004 to 2009, Jamal Crawford played for the New York Knicks. His best season with the Knicks came in 2007/08, when Crawford collected 20.6 ppg, 2.6 rpg and 5 apg for 80 games. He started 2008/09 season with the Knicks and in November of 2008 moved to Golden State Warrios, where he had 19.7 ppg, 3.3 rpg and 4.4 apg. In the past, Jamal Crawford played for the Chicago Bulls. In 2010, he was named All-NBA Sixth Man -10.
Xinjiang Flying Tigers already have Martin Kenyon (203-F/C-77, college: Cincinnati) in the roster. Douby Quincy (191-G-84, college: Rutgers) is out of the team due to season-ending wrist injury, which he suffered during a preseason game against the Shanghai.


No Fighting Issue in CBA - by Robert Wang
In the last couple years, there were many fighting issues happened in CBA on/off the season. From the National team to CBA teams, many serious fighting matters happened. This issue force CBA headquator release a very strict regulation to the refe. this season. That is: All team staff included headcoach, assist coach, translator,trainers, players say NO WORDS / DO NO body gesture to the refe. regardless how they whistled during the games. This rule firstly will let the team headcoach be quiet during the game against the refe. and this would make a good example before all the players to follow the rule and respect the Refe. on the game. Whoever break this rule, might be having a 'T' or drive out the court. In the last two years, China National team fighted against a foreign team in China. Last month, the CBA team - Fo shan fighted against Australian touring team in China with bleeding and injured players as the result, etc...Hope CBA teams serious foucus on this issue and give the fans a clean season.

Qingdao signs Lester Hudson - by Edward Bothfeld
With less than a week before the season tips off, Qingdao Double Star has signed guard Lester Hudson (191-G-84, college: Tennessee-Martin), according to NiuBBall.com. Hudson is no stranger to the CBA, as last season he helped lead Guangdong to its fourth straight championship, averaging 21.6 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 4.5 assists per game. Qingdao is hoping that his past success will rub off on the organization, as they finished last season 10-22 and have long been mired in mediocrity.

At 193 cm tall, Hudson plays larger than his size, as evidenced by his ability to rebound amongst taller players. While he makes a living behind the three-point line, he also has the ability to get to the lane and finish above the rim. With Qingdao, he will takeover Charles Gaines role as primary ball handler and scorer. Look for him to put up big numbers this season.



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FEDERATION CUP 2011, SEMIFINALS DAY 3 - by Victor Garcia
Orgullo Paisa took the lead in the series against the Guerreros de Bogota, wining the third game , first in Medellin, 89 -85, Stalin Ortiz with 25 points was the scoring leader in the Orgullo Paisa, Ortiz finished with 16 of 19 free throws, in Guerreros Delonte Holland had 19 points shooting 7 of 12 from the field, and 5 of 6 from the free throws, the fouth game will be tonight in Medellin, starting at 8 PM, the regional TV Channel Teleantioquia will broadcast the game.
Orgullo Paisa 89 - S. Ortiz 25,
Guerreros 84 - D. Holland 19 pts.
ORGULLO PAISA LEADS 2-1

Bukaros won the ticket to the finals defeating San Andres Caribbean Heat 89 - 7o in the game three in Bucaramanga, the yellow team reaches the final per 4 time in the last 8 years.
Bukaros 89
Caribbean Heat 70.
BUKAROS WON THE SERIES 3-0


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Standings - D1
LBS Standings
 1. Escazu 12-2 
 2. Barva 11-3 
 3. Liceo 8-6 
 4. ARBA San Ram. 8-6 
 5. Cartago 7-7 
 6. Sanatura D. 6-8 
 7. Goico 2-12 
 8. Perez Zeledon 2-12 


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EuroCup: Spartak club Cedevita in Saint Petersburg - by Eurobasket News
Spartak - Cedevita 73:56

Spartak clinched the first win of EuroCup season tonight. They shot down Cedevita in Saint Petersburg to gain the initial win in Group G. Patrick Beverley (185-PG-88, college: Arkansas) delivered 21 points to lead the winners.
Cedevita surprised Spartak in the opening frame. They capitalized on some sloppy offence from the hosts to take a 12:10 lead after ten minutes. The teams stayed close in the second quarter and went into the dressing rooms tied at 27. But Spartak entered the second half with a different attitude. The hosts increased the tempo and rallied for a 51:39 lead with ten minutes left. Spartak outscored Cedevita in the final period and celebrated a well-deserved win at the end. Yotam Halperin (196-G-84) had 12 points, while Loukas Mavrokefalidis (208-C-84) had 11 points for the winners. Haywood Owens (204-F-79, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Texas) and Levour Warren (196-F-81, agency: SportsTalent, college: S.Carolina) had 11 points each for Cedevita.

Spartak SP: Patrick Beverley 21, Yotam Halperin 12, Loukas Mavrokefalidis 11
Cedevita: Haywood Owens 11, Levour Warren 11


EuroCup: Gravelines demolish Cibona on the road - by Eurobasket News
Cibona - Gravelines 71:101

Gravelines got to a dreamy start of their EuroCup regular season campaign. The French team cruised past Cibona in Croatia in Group A. Andrew Albicy (178-PG-90) scored 21 points to pace the winners.
Gravelines looked dominant right from the start. They secured a 27:12 lead ten minutes into the game. They stayed in charge throughout the second quarter. The visitors made it 51:32 at the interval. Cibona could not wake up in the big break. They still lacked aggressiveness both offensively and defensively allowing Gravelines take a 76:53 lead with ten minutes to go. Gravelines did not slow down in the final quarter and rolled to a comfortable win at the end. Cyril Akpomedah (203-PF-79) nailed 18 points, while Juby Johnson (196-G-81, college: Miami, OH) added 11 points in the victory. Marin Rozic (201-F-83) responded with 18 points for Cibona. Pavle Marcinkovic (197-G-89) netted 12 points in defeat.

Cibona: Marin Rozic 18, Pavle Marcinkovic 12
Gravelines: Andrew Albicy 21, Cyril Akpomedah 18, Juby Johnson 11


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Apoel signs Lewis "The Dragon" Sims - by Dr. Nasios Orinos
Apoel has signed Lewis Sims (203-F/C-73, agency: Strategic Sports, college: New Orleans) in a position that seemed to have been weak. Sims has played in Apollon in 2008-2009 and then he moved to Apoel with which he won the championship and was voted as the best Power Forward in the Eurochallenge.

In 2010-2011 he returned to Apollon where he finished an average of 14 pts and 4 rebounds.

Sims was also awarded as the eurobasket.com co-forward of the year in 2010 and the eurobasket.com all-cyprus league 1st team in 2010.

Sims is expected to give power to Apoel in the 4 position.



EuroChallenge: Keravnos shock Pau Lacq Orthez in France - by Eurobasket News
Pau Lacq Orthez- Keravnos 83:85

Keravnos shock Pau Lacq Orthez in France to keep them winless in EuroChallenge. The team from Cyprus meanwhile celebrated their first victory after 85:83 thriller.
Both teams lost their openers of the tournament and desired to post the first W in the EuroChallenge. Keravnos won the first period 18:17 and added 28-23 in the second. Pavels Veselovs (207-F/C-83, agency: Players Group) sent the teams to the lockers at 46:40 and Dragicevic closed the lead at 53:40. Pilavas nailed three for 59:48 and Marcus Moore (198-G-80, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group, college: Washington St.) made two free throws at 60:50. Pau Lacq Orthez could not reduce to the single digits until the end of the last period. Teddy Gipson (193-G-80, agency: Court Side, college: Arkansas) brought 83:76 and he later tied it all at 83:83. Marcus Moore meanwhile made two free throws for the final result.
Wiliam Hatcher (188-PG-84, agency: Limelight Hoops, college: Miami, OH) stepped up with 19 points and Marcus Moore scored 18. Pavels Veselovs notched 14, while Winsome Frazier (193-G/F-82, college: Mississippi St.) added 12. Teddy Gipson ended up with 15 points in the losing effort and Chinemelu Elonu (206-F/C-87, college: Texas A&M) as well as Antoine Mendy (198-F-83) posted 14 each. Slaven Rimac (195-G-74) followed them with 12 points and Maravic added 8.

Pau Lacq Orthez: Teddy Gipson 15, Chinemelu Elonu 14+10 rebs, Antoine Mendy 14, Slaven Rimac 12
Keravnos: Wiliam Hatcher 19, Marcus Moore 18, Pavels Veselovs 14, Winsome Frazier 12




EuroChallenge: Triumph Lyubertsy enjoyed the road win over ETHA Engomi - by Eurobasket News
ETHA Engomi-Triumph Lyubertsy 55:72

Triumph Lyubertsy enjoyed the road win over ETHA Engomi for 2-0 record in EuroChallenge Group F. The Russian team took the control from the very beginning and reached 72:55 victory.
Triumph gave themselves a perfect launch pad by pouring in the game's first seven points and outscoring the hosts 21-12 in the first quarter. Moreover Triumph added 20-16 in the second frame for 41:28 advantage at the halftime. Kyle Landry (207-C/F-86, college: N.Arizona) brought 47:28 and Sergey Karasev (200-F-93) drove a lay-up for 51:30. Tywain McKee (188-PG-86, college: Coppin St.) and Shawn Ray (194-SF-80, college: N.C.Central) exchanged the late baskets in the third quarter for 57:38 lead. In the last quarter ETHA produced 17-15 to reduce to 17 points at the end.
Davon Jefferson (204-F-86, college: USC) was unstoppable with 16 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists. Kyle Landry scored 16, Sergey Karasev posted 15 and Tywain McKee added 14. Boris Lalovic (206-C-81) ended up with 16 points in the losing effort, Shawn Ray scored 11 and Ken Tutt (185-PG-84, agency: Strategic Sports, college: ORU) added 10.

ETHA Engomi: Boris Lalovic 16, Shawn Ray 11, Ken Tutt 10
Triumph Lyubertsy: Davon Jefferson 16+10 rebs+7 ast, Kyle Landry 16, Sergey Karasev 15, Tywain McKee 14


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Standings - NBL
NBL Standings
 1. CEZ Nymburk 11-1 
 2. BC Kolin 10-2 
 3. BK Prostejov 10-2 
 4. BK Pardubice 10-3 
 5. BK Decin 8-4 
 6. USK Praha 6-7 
 7. Svitavy 5-7 
 8. Levice 5-7 
 9. Usti n/Labem 5-7 
 10. NH Ostrava 5-8 
 11. Chomutov 5-8 
 12. Plzen 4-9 
 13. Inter Bratislava 2-11 
 14. B&W Opava 1-11 


Stats Leaders - NBL
Points Per Game
 Keaton GRANT
  Levice
  (193-G-86)
  Avg: 18.9
 1. Grant, Levice18.9 
 2. Sedmak, USK Praha18.9 
 3. Henderson, Levice18.5 
 4. Houska, BK Decin18.4 
 5. Wright, Chomutov18.4 
 6. Lowery, Chomutov17.9 
 7. Longmire, Usti n.17.3 
 8. McFadden, Usti n.17.2 
 9. Arnold, BK Pardu.16.8 
 10. Bridgewaters, Int.16.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Stanislav VOTROUBEK
  USK P.
  (212-C-81)
  Avg: 8.9
 1. Votroubek, USK P.8.9 
 2. Arnold, BK Pardu.8.8 
 3. Gadri-N., BK Prost.8.4 
 4. Meno, Svitavy8.0 
 5. Houska, BK Decin7.8 
 6. Hughes, NH Ostrava7.0 
 7. Peterson, BK Prost.6.8 
 8. Field, BC Kolin6.6 
 9. Gavran, Inter B.6.5 
 10. Hruby, Usti n.6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Derek WRIGHT
  Chomutov
  (175-G-86)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Wright, Chomutov5.3 
 2. Sotnar, USK Praha5.2 
 3. Barnes, BC Kolin4.8 
 4. Vrubl, Plzen4.6 
 5. George, Svitavy3.5 
 6. Lawrence, CEZ N.3.5 
 7. Bridgewaters, Inte.3.3 
 8. Boyer, BK Decin3.1 
 9. McFadden, Usti n.3.1 
 10. Ames, BC Kolin3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Pavel PUMPRLA
  CEZ N.
  (196-G-86)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Pumprla, CEZ N.3.1 
 2. Klecka, B&W Opava2.9 
 3. Wright, Chomutov2.6 
 4. McFadden, Usti n.2.3 
 5. Sirina, B&W Opava2.1 
 6. Ames, BC Kolin2.0 
 7. Inge, NH Ostrava1.8 
 8. Lowery, Chomutov1.8 
 9. Grant, Levice1.7 
 10. Simmons, CEZ N.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 James HUGHES
  NH Ostrava
  (211-C-83)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Hughes, NH Ostrava1.8 
 2. Gadri-N., BK Prost.1.8 
 3. Grant, Levice1.3 
 4. Meno, Svitavy1.2 
 5. Henderson, Levice0.8 
 6. Houska, BK Decin0.7 
 7. Slavik, USK Praha0.7 
 8. Kolovrat, B&W O.0.7 
 9. Pumprla, CEZ N.0.7 
 10. Jelinek, BC Kolin0.7 


NBL Round 13: CEZ Basketball Nymburk takes 11-1 record - by Eurobasket News
NBL is at the halfway of the Regular Season and there are still another 13 rounds left.

Bottom-ranked Inter Bratislava managed to get a second victory, breaking the series of eight consecutive loses on Saturday night. This time they won against seventh-ranked Levice 77-67. The game without a history. Inter Bratislava led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. American guard Kevin Bridgewaters (175-84, college: Chattanooga) fired a double-double by scoring 15 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Slovakian forward Andrej Kuffa (203-90) chipped in 21 points and 8 rebounds. American guard Keaton Grant (193-86, college: Purdue) produced 20 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists for lost side. Inter Bratislava (2-11) moved-up to thirteenth place. Levice lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with seven games lost. They share it with Usti n/Labem and Svitavy. Inter Bratislava are looking forward to face higher ranked BK Loko Plzen (#12) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Levice will play against BK Prostejov (#3) having rather not much hope for a victory.
CEZ Nymburk delivered the eleventh victory. This time they beat 9th ranked NH Ostrava (5-8) 79-66. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Michal Kremen (200-81) who helped to win the game recording 17 points and 5 rebounds. Andrew Naymick contributed with 11 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. American swingman Riley Luettgerodt (196-85, college: Hawaii, agency: I.D.S. Law) answered with 11 points and 6 rebounds for NH Ostrava. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. CEZ Nymburk (11-1) have an impressive series of ten victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place. NH Ostrava lost fifth consecutive game. They dropped to the tenth position with eight games lost. They share it with Chomutov. CEZ Nymburk will play against Basketbal Svitavy (#7) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. NH Ostrava will play against Levharti Chomutov and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
On Tuesday CEZ Nymburk crushed 12th ranked Levharti Chomutov (5-8) 107-84. Andrew Naymick stepped up with a double-double by scoring 25 points, 17 rebounds and 4 blocks for the winners. At the losing side Rob Lowery responded with 23 points (made all of his ten free throws !!!). The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. The victory was the tenth consecutive win for CEZ Nymburk. Defending champion maintains first place with 11-1 record. Levharti Chomutov lost their third game in a row. Newly promoted team dropped to the tenth position with eight games lost. They share it with NH Ostrava. CEZ Nymburk will meet Basketbal Svitavy (#7) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Levharti Chomutov will play against NH Ostrava and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
We should mention about the upset which took place in Praha, where higher ranked USK Praha (6-7) lost at home to twelfth ranked Levharti Chomutov (5-8) 74-85. Derek Wright nailed 29 points and 6 assists for the winning side. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Levharti Chomutov moved-up to tenth place, which they share with NH Ostrava. USK Praha at the other side keeps the sixth position with seven games lost. Levharti Chomutov's next round opponent will be NH Ostrava (#10) on the road.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Prostejov. Local BK Prostejov (10-2) outscored 13th ranked B&W Opava (1-11) 103-71 on Saturday night. Travis Peterson fired a double-double by scoring 12 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. The victory was the third consecutive win for BK Prostejov. They moved-up to second place, which they share with BC Kolin. Loser B&W Opava dropped to the bottom position with 11 games lost. BK Prostejov will face Levice (#8) at home in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. B&W Opava will play against BK Pardubice (#4).

Other games of round 13 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
BK Decin was defeated by BK Pardubice in a road game 68-57. BC Kolin beat Svitavy at home 87-71. Plzen lost to Usti n/Labem on the opponent's court 61-69.


BK Pardubice - BK Decin 68-57

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 5th ranked BK Decin's (8-4) road loss to fourth ranked BK Pardubice (10-3) 57-68 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 8 points after first quarter, but they stormed back and won the game by 11 points. BK Pardubice forced 20 BK Decin turnovers. American power forward Marcus Arnold (207-84, college: Illinois, agency: Stanley International) fired a double-double by scoring 11 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. His fellow American import guard Maurice Hampton (188-84, college: Austin Peay St.) chipped in 14 points and 4 steals. Arnold is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. American guard Levell Sanders (189-75, college: Seton Hall, agency: Stanley International) produced 14 points and 4 assists and international forward Pavel Houska (201-84) added 12 points and 6 rebounds (made all of his eight free throws) respectively for lost side. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. BK Pardubice maintains fourth place with 10-3 record. Loser BK Decin keeps the fifth position with four games lost. BK Pardubice will face bottom-ranked B&W Opava (#14) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. BK Decin will play against Basketbal Svitavy (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
BK Pardubice: M.Hampton 14+4reb+3ast, M.Carnecky 12+2reb+3ast, M.Arnold 11+13reb, C.Muirhead 8+9reb, T.Toth 6+1reb+3ast, P.Bohacik 5+4reb+1ast
BK Decin: L.Sanders 14+1reb+4ast, P.Houska 12+6reb, A.Alic 10+4reb+2ast, L.Stria 5+2reb+1ast, A.Pistecky 4+2reb, T.Williams 4+1reb
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USK Praha - Chomutov 74-85

We should mention about the upset which took place in Praha, where higher ranked USK Praha (6-7) lost at home to twelfth ranked Levharti Chomutov (5-8) 74-85. USK Praha was ahead by 3 points after three quarters before a 30-16 charge of Levharti Chomutov, which allowed them to win the game. They made 20-of-22 charity shots (90.9 percent) during the game. American guard Derek Wright (175-86, college: Austin Peay St.) nailed 29 points and 6 assists for the winning side and power forward Pavel Stanek (203-76, agency: Court Side) accounted for 20 points and 8 rebounds (made all of his eight free throws). International forward Vojtech Hruban (202-89) came up with 21 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists and Slovakian center Peter Sedmak (207-85) added 21 points respectively for USK Praha in the defeat. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Levharti Chomutov moved-up to tenth place, which they share with NH Ostrava. USK Praha at the other side keeps the sixth position with seven games lost. Levharti Chomutov's next round opponent will be NH Ostrava (#10) on the road.
Top scorers:
Chomutov: D.Wright 29+3reb+6ast, P.Stanek 20+8reb+1ast, R.Anderson 9+6reb, J.Stepanek 8+3reb+2ast, J.Krakovic 8+6reb+1ast, Z.Hanzlik 5+3reb+3ast
USK Praha: P.Sedmak 21+4reb, V.Hruban 21+5reb+6ast, J.Slavik 10+2reb, M.Sotnar 7+8reb+4ast, M.Soukup 6+1ast, S.Votroubek 6+10reb+1ast
gschID: 136658


CEZ Nymburk - NH Ostrava 79-66

Leader CEZ Nymburk delivered the eleventh victory. This time they beat 9th ranked NH Ostrava (5-8) 79-66. NH Ostrava was ahead by 1 point at the halftime before a 26-9 third quarter run of CEZ Nymburk. They outrebounded NH Ostrava 51-37 including a 23-10 advantage in defensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Michal Kremen (200-81) who helped to win the game recording 17 points and 5 rebounds. American center Andrew Naymick (211-85, agency: Warren Sports International) contributed with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Four CEZ Nymburk players scored in double figures. American swingman Riley Luettgerodt (196-85, college: Hawaii, agency: I.D.S. Law) answered with 11 points and 6 rebounds and the other American import center James Hughes (211-83, college: N.Illinois, agency: I.D.S. Law) added 12 points, 8 rebounds and 4 blocks in the effort for NH Ostrava. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. CEZ Nymburk (11-1) have an impressive series of ten victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place. NH Ostrava lost fifth consecutive game. They dropped to the tenth position with eight games lost. They share it with Chomutov. CEZ Nymburk will play against Basketbal Svitavy (#7) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. NH Ostrava will play against Levharti Chomutov and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
CEZ Nymburk: M.Kremen 17+5reb+3ast, A.Naymick 11+12reb, P.Pumprla 11+6reb+3ast, S.Spralja 10+5reb, L.Sokolovsky 9+2reb, R.Necas 6+6reb
NH Ostrava: D.Duncan 13+1reb+4ast, J.Hughes 12+8reb, R.Luettgerodt 11+6reb+3ast, S.Manousos 6+6reb, M.Gniadek 6, F.Zbranek 5+4reb
gschID: 136659


BC Kolin - Svitavy 87-71

No shocking result in a game when second ranked BC Kolin (10-2) defeated at home 8th ranked Basketbal Svitavy (5-7) 87-71 on Saturday. The game without a history. BC Kolin led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to Basketbal Svitavy's 40. They outrebounded Basketbal Svitavy 43-32 including 31 on the offensive glass. BC Kolin looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. Power forward Stanislav Zuzak (206-80, college: Cal-Irvine) fired 20 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Forward David Machac (204-80) chipped in 20 points and 6 rebounds. American guard Ravone George (193-83, college: Alabama) produced 17 points and 7 rebounds and power forward Ladislav Horak (205-86) added 10 points and 8 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. The victory was the sixth consecutive win for BC Kolin. They maintain second place with 10-2 record behind leader CEZ Nymburk, which they share with BK Prostejov. Loser Basketbal Svitavy dropped to the seventh position with seven games lost. BC Kolin will face BK Usti nad Labem (#9) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Basketbal Svitavy will play against BK Decin and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
BC Kolin: S.Zuzak 20+6reb+1ast, D.Machac 20+6reb, J.Jelinek 10+7reb, R.Field 9+8reb+3ast, C.Barnes 8+6reb+6ast, R.Ames 7+5reb+11ast
Svitavy: R.George 17+7reb+1ast, P.Harcar 16+1reb, L.Horak 10+8reb+2ast, P.Mroz 9+7reb+1ast, J.Spacek 8+2reb+3ast, P.Milos 5+1reb+2ast
gschID: 136653


Usti n/Labem - Plzen 69-61

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 11th ranked BK Loko Plzen's (4-9) road loss to tenth ranked BK Usti nad Labem (5-7) 61-69 on Saturday. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But BK Loko Plzen won third quarter 20-13. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. BK Loko Plzen was plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. American guard Thaddeus McFadden (188-87, college: Fairmont St., agency: Stanley International) fired 21 points and 6 assists for the winners. His fellow American import guard Lekendric Longmire (196-87, college: Oregon) chipped in 18 points and 7 rebounds. The former international guard Stepan Vrubl (186-76) produced 9 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists and forward Ladislav Toth (196-83) added 14 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. The victory was the third consecutive win for BK Usti nad Labem. They moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Levice and Svitavy. Loser BK Loko Plzen dropped to the twelfth position with nine games lost. BK Usti nad Labem will face league's second-placed BC Kolin at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. BK Loko Plzen will play against Inter Bratislava (#13) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Usti n/Labem: T.McFadden 21+4reb+6ast, L.Longmire 18+7reb+1ast, T.Hruby 7+7reb+2ast, J.Dollard 7+6reb+1ast, M.Slunecko 6, L.Bazant 4+3reb+1ast
Plzen: L.Toth 14+5reb, T.Kubiznak 11+4reb, S.Vrubl 9+5reb+7ast, P.Frana 7+9reb, L.Pecka 6+6reb+1ast, J.Kovanda 5+6reb
gschID: 136654


Inter Bratislava - Levice 77-67

Bottom-ranked Inter Bratislava managed to get a second victory, breaking the series of eight consecutive loses on Saturday night. This time they won against seventh-ranked Levice 77-67. The game without a history. Inter Bratislava led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. American guard Kevin Bridgewaters (175-84, college: Chattanooga) fired a double-double by scoring 15 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Slovakian forward Andrej Kuffa (203-90) chipped in 21 points and 8 rebounds. Four Inter Bratislava players scored in double figures. American guard Keaton Grant (193-86, college: Purdue) produced 20 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and British center Michael Bernard (205-78, college: S.Florida) added 16 points and 7 rebounds respectively for lost side. Inter Bratislava (2-11) moved-up to thirteenth place. Levice lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with seven games lost. They share it with Usti n/Labem and Svitavy. Inter Bratislava are looking forward to face higher ranked BK Loko Plzen (#12) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Levice will play against BK Prostejov (#3) having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Inter Bratislava: A.Kuffa 21+8reb, K.Bridgewaters 15+13reb+5ast, J.Musil 13+2reb+1ast, C.Allen 10+3reb+3ast, M.Williams 8+3reb+1ast, T.Durana 5+2reb+3ast
Levice: K.Grant 20+8reb+4ast, M.Bernard 16+7reb+1ast, J.Vojtek 12+9reb+2ast, S.Stemberger 9+4reb, R.Urland 4+5reb, D.Keller 2+1reb
gschID: 136655


BK Prostejov - B&W Opava 103-71

The game with biggest result difference took place in Prostejov. Local BK Prostejov (10-2) outscored 13th ranked B&W Opava (1-11) 103-71 on Saturday night. The game without a history. BK Prostejov led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. BK Prostejov forced 25 B&W Opava turnovers. American center Travis Peterson (208-85, college: Samford, agency: Edge Sports) fired a double-double by scoring 12 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. His fellow American import center Bertengeh Gadri-Nicholson (208-83, college: Denver) chipped in 11 points and 7 rebounds. Five BK Prostejov players scored in double figures. Guard Radim Klecka (190-90) produced 20 points. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. The victory was the third consecutive win for BK Prostejov. They moved-up to second place, which they share with BC Kolin. Loser B&W Opava dropped to the bottom position with 11 games lost. BK Prostejov will face Levice (#8) at home in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. B&W Opava will play against BK Pardubice (#4).
Top scorers:
BK Prostejov: V.Bratcenkov 14+1reb+1ast, J.Prasil 12+1reb+2ast, D.Pandula 12+5reb, T.Peterson 12+10reb+4ast, S.P. 11+3reb+2ast, B.Gadri-Nicholson 11+7reb
B&W Opava: R.Klecka 20+4reb+1ast, P.Dokoupil 11+3reb, C.B. 11+6reb+2ast, M.Kolovrat 8+4reb+1ast, J.Blazek 8+5reb+3ast, J.Dihel 6
gschID: 136656


Round 2
CEZ Nymburk - Chomutov 107-84

Leader CEZ Nymburk recorded the eleventh victory on Tuesday night. This time they crushed 12th ranked Levharti Chomutov (5-8) 107-84. The game was mostly controlled by CEZ Nymburk. Levharti Chomutov managed to win third quarter 23-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. CEZ Nymburk dominated down low during the game scoring 76 of its points in the paint compared to Levharti Chomutov's 46. CEZ Nymburk forced 19 Levharti Chomutov turnovers and outrebounded them 39-23 including 25 on the offensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. American center Andrew Naymick (211-85, agency: Warren Sports International) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 25 points, 17 rebounds and 4 blocks for the winners and international guard Pavel Pumprla (196-86) chipped in 19 points and 4 steals (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). At the losing side American guard Rob Lowery (188-87, college: Dayton) responded with 23 points (made all of his ten free throws !!!) and guard Jan Stepanek (190-83) scored 11 points and 4 assists. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. The victory was the tenth consecutive win for CEZ Nymburk. Defending champion maintains first place with 11-1 record. Levharti Chomutov lost their third game in a row. Newly promoted team dropped to the tenth position with eight games lost. They share it with NH Ostrava. CEZ Nymburk will meet Basketbal Svitavy (#7) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Levharti Chomutov will play against NH Ostrava and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
CEZ Nymburk: A.Naymick 25+17reb+1ast, P.Pumprla 19+2ast, L.Palyza 13+1reb, S.Spralja 11+7reb+1ast, A.Abrams 9+1reb+4ast, L.Sokolovsky 8+3reb+1ast
Chomutov: R.Lowery 23+3reb+1ast, J.Krakovic 11+2reb+2ast, J.Stepanek 11+2reb+4ast, P.Stanek 9+3reb+2ast, V.Sucharda 9+4reb, Z.Hanzlik 8+3reb
gschID: 150383



Astrum Levice Sign David Marek to Strengthen Backcourt - by Surujh Roopnarine
26-year old guard David Marek (188-G-85, college: S.Utah) is the newest addition to Astrum Levice. The prague native spent last season in Prostejov, where he backed up starting point guard Eugene Lawrence (184-G-86, college: St.John's). In Levice he will provide sup[port to Keaton Grant (193-G-86, college: Purdue) and possibly allow him to play off the ball a little more. The younger brother of recently retired Martin Marek (206-F/C-80, college: Colgate), David attended university in the United States at Southern Utah from 2005-2009 and has professional experience in Spains lower divisions as well as playing with the U20 and senior Czech Republic National Teams. Last season in Prostejov he appeared in 14 EuroChallenge games where he averaged 2.6 points and 1.3 assists. In 45 NBL contests he raised his numbers to 4.3 points, 1.2 rebounds and 1.7 assists, averaging 16 minutes per game.

Andrew Naymick claims NBL weekly honour - by Eurobasket News
American Andrew Naymick (211-C-85, agency: Warren Sports International) had an amazing evening in the last round for league's leader CEZ Nymburk and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 13.
The 26-year old center had a double-double of 25 points and seventeen rebounds, while his team crushed Chomutov (#11, 5-8) with 23-point margin 107-84. It allowed CEZ Nymburk to consolidate first place in the Czech Republic NBL. CEZ Nymburk has a very good season and are considered to have a run for the championship title. They improved their record to 11-1. Naymick turned to be CEZ Nymburk's top player in his first season with the team. Andrew Naymick averages just after three games 12.7ppg and 10.3rpg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 25-year old American guard Derek Wright (175-G-86) of Chomutov. Wright impressed basketball fans with 29 points, 3 rebounds and 6 assists. Of course Chomutov cruised to a 85-74 relatively comfortable win over the higher-ranked USK Praha (#6, 6-7). This victory allowed Chomutov to move up to 11th position in . His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 5-8 record. Wright is a newcomer at Chomutov and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 18.4ppg (#5). His other stats are also decent: 5.5rpg and 5.3apg.

The third best performed player last round was American Kevin Bridgewaters (175-G-84) of Inter Bratislava (#13). Bridgewaters showcased his all-around game by recording 15 points, thirteen rebounds (!!!) and five assists in the last round. He was a key player of Inter Bratislava, leading his team to a 77-67 win against the higher-ranked Levice (#8, 5-7). Inter Bratislava can only dream about fighting for top spots in . They have rather bad season and 2-11 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Bridgewaters he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Bridgewaters has individually a great season in Czech Republic. After only 8 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in assists with 3.3apg (7th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Pavel Stanek (203-F/C-76) of Chomutov - 20 points and 8 rebounds
5. Vojtech Hruban (202-F-89) of USK Praha - 21 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists
6. Pavel Pumprla (196-G-86) of CEZ Nymburk - 19 points and 2 assists
7. Rashaan Ames (184-PG-78) of BC Kolin - 7 points, 5 rebounds and 11 assists
8. Andrej Kuffa (203-F-90) of Inter Bratislava - 21 points and 8 rebounds
9. Thaddeus McFadden (188-G-87) of Usti n/Labem - 21 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists
10. Marcus Arnold (207-C/F-84) of BK Pardubice - 11 points and 13 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)


EuroChallenge: BK Prostejov wins Czech battle over BK Pardubice - by Eurobasket News
BK Prostejov- BK Pardubice 82:76

BK Prostejov wins Czech battle over BK Pardubice to stay undefeated in EuroChallenge. The hosts grabbed 82:76 win for 2-0 record in Group C. BK Pardubice meanwhile suffered their first loss and dropped at 1-1 record.
BK Prostejov took 25:18 after the first 10 minutes of the game, but allowed the guests to cut it to 4 entering the second half. Kotas sent the teams to the lockers at 45:41 and Marcus Arnold (207-C/F-84, agency: Stanley International, college: Illinois) opened the third frame for 45:43. Travis Peterson (208-C-85, agency: Edge Sports, college: Samford) however created a 10-0 run and took 55:43. Cernosek brought 67:60 as the teams finished 30 minutes in the court. Jamar Smith (191-G-87, agency: KMG Sports Management, college: S.Indiana) gave the hosts 76:66, but Tomas Toth (195-G-84) tied it all at 76:76 after 10-0 run. BK Prostejov scored the last 6 points of the game for the final result.
Travis Peterson led the way with 25 points and Jamar Smith ended up with 16. Bertengeh Gadri-Nicholson (208-C-83, college: Denver) delivered 15, while Arvydas Eitutavicius (188-G-82, college: American) scored 9. Marcus Arnold answered with 18 points in the losing case and Tomas Toth chipped in 14. Corey Muirhead (198-F-83, college: W.Carolina) produced 13, while Maurice Hampton (188-G-84, college: Austin Peay St.) poured in 10.

BK Prostejov: Travis Peterson 25, Jamar Smith 16, Bertengeh Gadri-Nicholson 15, Arvydas Eitutavicius 9
BK Pardubice: Marcus Arnold 18, Tomas Toth 14, Corey Muirhead 13, Maurice Hampton 10


EuroCup: Nymburk prevail against Aris in Thessaloniki - by Eurobasket News
Aris - Nymburk 55:64

Nymburk victoriously opened their EuroCup regular season campaign. They defeated Aris in Greece in Group C opener for both teams. Pavel Pumprla (196-G-86) scored 15 points for the Czech champions.
Nymburk delivered 23 points in the starting frame to clear off to an 8-point distance. Aris stopped the rot in the second term. The hosts cut the deficit to 6 points at the interval 31:37. But the third term turned disastrous for the hosts. Aris managed just 6 points allowing Nymburk to take a 15-point advantage with one quarter remaining. The Czech team withheld a fierce comeback effort from the hosts to post the win at the end. Chester Simmons (198-G-82, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices, college: Washington) and Lamayne Wilson (204-F-80, college: Troy) nailed 12 points each for the winning side. Dan Mavraides (193-G-88, college: Princeton), Dominic James (180-PG-86, college: Marquette) and Ronald Davis (190-G-82, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) had 14 points each in the loss.

Aris: Dan Mavraides 14, Dominic James 14, Ronald Davis 14
Nymburk: Pavel Pumprla 15, Chester Simmons 12, Lamayne Wilson 12


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Ligaen Round 11 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News
The most shocking disappointment of round 11 in the Ligaen was only three-point a home defeat of 4th placed Horsholm (5-5) to fifth ranked Aabyhoj (6-4) 87-84 in the game for the fourth place. The guests trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 45-38 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. It was a great evening for American forward D'Mario Curry (201-85, college: Lincoln Memorial) who led his team to a victory scoring 22 points and 7 rebounds. International guard Darko Jukic (199-90) helped adding 17 points and 9 rebounds. American forward Bonell Colas (205-82, college: Florida) responded with a double-double by scoring 35 points (!!!) and 15 rebounds. Aabyhoj have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to fourth place. Horsholm lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the fifth position with five games lost. Aabyhoj are looking forward to face league's leader Svendborg at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Horsholm will play against Naestved (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Ligaen top team - Svendborg (11-0) added another victory to their record. This time they beat ninth ranked Aalborg (3-8) 91-83. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Aalborg. It was a quality performance for international guard Mikkel Plannthin (195-88) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 13 rebounds and 7 assists. Matthew Kingsley accounted for 24 points and 8 rebounds. American point guard Ryan White (177-88, college: Texas St.) came up with 28 points and 5 assists for Aalborg in the defeat. Undefeated Svendborg have an impressive series of eleven victories in a row. They maintain first place with 11-0 record. Aalborg at the other side dropped to the eighth position with eight games lost. They share it with Horsens IC. Svendborg will play against Aabyhoj (#4) on the road in the next round. Aalborg will play against the league's second-placed Bakken (#2) in Aarhus and hopes to get back on the winning track.
The game in Horsens supposed to be also quite interesting. Third ranked Naestved (7-4) played at the court of 8th ranked Horsens IC (3-8). Naestved did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 95-75 on Monday. The best player for the winners was Corin Henry who scored 34 points (!!!), 5 rebounds, 6 assists and 7 steals. Naestved's coach Geoff Kotila used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Will Harris produced 21 points and 7 rebounds for the hosts. Naestved maintains third place with 7-4 record having four points less than leader Svendborg. Horsens IC lost their fourth game in a row. They keep the eighth position with eight games lost. They share it with Aalborg. Naestved will meet at home Horsholm (#5) in the next round. Horsens IC will play against Falcon and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last two games of round 11 Vaerlose won against Falcon on the opponent's court 74-62. Bakken outscored SISU in a home game 72-52.



Horsens IC - Naestved 75-95

The game in Horsens supposed to be also quite interesting. Third ranked Naestved (7-4) played at the court of 8th ranked Horsens IC (3-8). Naestved did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 95-75 on Monday. The guests trailed by 6 points at the halftime before their 57-31 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Naestved dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Horsens IC's 42. The best player for the winners was American point guard Corin Henry (180-88, college: Tarleton St.) who scored 34 points (!!!), 5 rebounds, 6 assists and 7 steals. The former international power forward Peter Johansen (205-80) chipped in a double-double by scoring 21 points and 11 rebounds. Naestved's coach Geoff Kotila used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American forward Will Harris (198-86, college: Albany) produced 21 points and 7 rebounds and the other American import power forward Mike St.John (203-84, college: La Salle) added 14 points and 12 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Naestved maintains third place with 7-4 record having four points less than leader Svendborg. Horsens IC lost their fourth game in a row. They keep the eighth position with eight games lost. They share it with Aalborg. Naestved will meet at home Horsholm (#5) in the next round. Horsens IC will play against Falcon and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Naestved: C.Henry 34+5reb+6ast, P.Johansen 21+11reb+2ast, N.Brasas 18+3reb+1ast, J.Glynn 15+8reb+2ast, N.Christensen 4, R.Norgaard 2+3reb
Horsens IC: W.Harris 21+7reb+1ast, H.Schur 19+4reb+1ast, M.St.John 14+12reb+3ast, S.Einarsson 11+1reb+3ast, D.Sattler 6+2reb+3ast, M.Sakne 2+2reb+3ast
gschID: 136140


Aalborg - Svendborg 83-91

Ligaen top team - Svendborg (11-0) added another victory to their record. This time they beat ninth ranked Aalborg (3-8) 91-83. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Aalborg. The guests were already 11 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 31-28 Aalborg's run in the last quarter cut the lead to 91-83 at the end of the game. It was a quality performance for international guard Mikkel Plannthin (195-88) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 13 rebounds and 7 assists. American forward Matthew Kingsley (206-86, college: Stephen F. Austin) accounted for 24 points and 8 rebounds for the winning side. Four Svendborg players scored in double figures. American point guard Ryan White (177-88, college: Texas St.) came up with 28 points and 5 assists and the other American import forward Tony Bishop (201-89, college: Texas St.) added 16 points, 13 rebounds and 5 blocks respectively for Aalborg in the defeat. Svendborg have an impressive series of eleven victories in a row. They maintain first place with 11-0 record. Aalborg at the other side dropped to the eighth position with eight games lost. They share it with Horsens IC. Svendborg will play against Aabyhoj (#4) on the road in the next round. Aalborg will play against the league's second-placed Bakken (#2) in Aarhus and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Svendborg: M.Kingsley 24+8reb, A.Darboe 17+1reb+4ast, C.Colman 16+4reb+5ast, M.Plannthin 15+13reb+7ast, C.Magaard 8+1reb+1ast, N.Degn-Andersen 4
Aalborg: R.White 28+1reb+5ast, T.Bishop 16+13reb+3ast, R.Lauridsen 12+3reb, M.Rasmussen 9+8reb+3ast, S.Sorensen 9+6reb+3ast, S.Eleraky 6+5reb+1ast
gschID: 136136


Falcon - Vaerlose 62-74

Rather expected game when 10th ranked Falcon (2-9) was defeated at home by eighth ranked Vaerlose (4-7) 74-62 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 5 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 6-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 74-62. The best player for the winners was forward Mads Rasmussen (191-86) who scored 22 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. American forward Aaron Osgood-Richardson (205, college: Cornell) chipped in a double-double by scoring 14 points and 12 rebounds. Forward Christian Nielsen (201-86, college: Wagner) produced a double-double by scoring 10 points and 13 rebounds and Senegalese power forward Pape Ba (207-80, college: Beth.-Cookman) added 15 points and 8 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Falcon's coach Henrik Koll rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Vaerlose moved-up to sixth place, which they share with SISU. Falcon lost their ninth game in a row. Newly promoted team stay at the bottom position with nine games lost. Vaerlose will meet SISU (#7) in the next round. Falcon will play against Horsens IC in Horsens and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Vaerlose: M.Rasmussen 22+7reb+5ast, A.Osgood-Richardson 14+12reb+1ast, A.Wire 11+9reb+3ast, P.Simonsen 10+3reb+1ast, A.Karason 9+10reb+1ast, R.Larsen 6+6reb
Falcon: P.Ba 15+8reb, H.Thomsen 12+2reb+3ast, C.Nielsen 10+13reb+2ast, C.Thomsen 10+4reb+2ast, P.Jorgensen 7+9reb, J.McFarlane 4+4reb+3ast
gschID: 136137


Bakken - SISU 72-52

Rather predictable result in Aarhus where second ranked Bakken (8-1) smashed 6th ranked SISU (4-7) 72-52 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by Bakken. SISU managed to win second period 19-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding SISU to just 7 points in third quarter. They outrebounded SISU 44-29 including a 22-3 advantage in offensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was international swingman Chris Nielsen (192-85) who scored 14 points. The former international power forward Nicolai Iversen (205-80, college: San Jose City JC) chipped in 7 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Bakken's coach Philip Dejworek used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. American forward Jenard Harrison (203-84, college: Amer.Internat.) produced a double-double by scoring 20 points and 11 rebounds and the other American import swingman Mickey Dennis (190-78, college: JMU) added 7 points respectively for the guests. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Bakken. Defending champion maintains second place with 8-1 record having five points less than leader Svendborg. Loser SISU keeps the sixth position with seven games lost. They share it with Vaerlose. Bakken will meet at home Aalborg (#9) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. SISU will play against Vaerlose and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Bakken: C.Nielsen 14+4reb+2ast, C.Gray 13+5reb, C.Christoffersen 10+5reb, H.Falsvig 9+3reb, N.Iversen 7+8reb+4ast, A.Jakobsen 6+3ast
SISU: J.Harrison 20+11reb, D.Harder 9+3reb, M.Dennis 7+2reb+3ast, M.Flowers 7+4reb, M.Glahn 4+1reb+2ast, M.Nielsen 3+2reb+2ast
gschID: 136138


Horsholm - Aabyhoj 84-87

The most shocking disappointment of round 11 in the Ligaen was only three-point a home defeat of 4th placed Horsholm (5-5) to fifth ranked Aabyhoj (6-4) 87-84 in the game for the fourth place. The guests trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 45-38 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. It was a great evening for American forward D'Mario Curry (201-85, college: Lincoln Memorial) who led his team to a victory scoring 22 points and 7 rebounds. International guard Darko Jukic (199-90) helped adding 17 points and 9 rebounds. American forward Bonell Colas (205-82, college: Florida) responded with a double-double by scoring 35 points (!!!) and 15 rebounds and the other American import power forward Joe Benjamin (201-83, college: W.Virginia St.) scored 10 points and 9 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Aabyhoj have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to fourth place. Horsholm lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the fifth position with five games lost. Aabyhoj are looking forward to face league's leader Svendborg at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Horsholm will play against Naestved (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Aabyhoj: D.Curry 22+7reb+1ast, D.Jukic 17+9reb+2ast, O.Sigurdsson 13+1reb+3ast, D.Phillips 12+8reb, R.Soby Dalboge 8+1ast, J.Wang 5+3ast
Horsholm: B.Colas 35+15reb+2ast, A.Bak 14+4reb+1ast, J.Benjamin 10+9reb+1ast, P.Hertz 10+2reb+1ast, A.Haas 7+2reb+2ast, J.Bro 6+2reb+8ast
gschID: 136139




Ligaen round 11 best performance: Bonell Colas - by Eurobasket News
American forward Bonell Colas (205-F-82) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Horsholm, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 11.
The 29-year old player had a double-double of 35 points and 15 rebounds, while his team Horsholm moved-up to the 5th position in the Danish Ligaen. Horsholm is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. But it was their 5th lost game this season out of 10 games. Colas turned to be Horsholm's top player in his first season with the team. Bonell Colas averages this season 16.5ppg and 7.3rpg.

The second best player in last round's games was 23-year old American Corin Henry (180-PG-88) of Naestved. Henry had a very good evening with 34 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Of course he lead Naestved to another comfortable win outscoring the lower-ranked Horsens IC (#8, 3-8) 95-75. Naestved's 3rd position in the standings has not changed. His team's 7-4 record is not bad at all. Henry is a newcomer at Naestved, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 20.4ppg (#6). His other stats are also decent: 5.0rpg and 4.6apg.

Third on the list of top players last round was American forward Tony Bishop (201-F-89) of Aalborg (#9). Bishop scored 16 points and grabbed thirteen rebounds (!!!). Despite Bishop's great performance Aalborg lost 83-91 to the league's current leader Svendborg (#1, 11-0). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. Aalborg can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 3-8 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Bishop he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Bishop has individually a great season in Denmark. After only 8 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 19.5ppg (8th best) and rebounds with 11.4rpg (#1 in league).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Mikkel Plannthin (195-G-88) of Svendborg - 15 points, 13 rebounds and 7 assists
5. Jenard Harrison (203-F-84) of SISU - 20 points and 11 rebounds
6. Darko Jukic (199-G-90) of Aabyhoj - 17 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists
7. D'Mario Curry (201-F-85) of Aabyhoj - 22 points and 7 rebounds
8. Matthew Kingsley (206-F-86) of Svendborg - 24 points and 8 rebounds
9. Peter Johansen (205-F/C-80) of Naestved - 21 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Mike St.John (203-F/C-84) of Horsens IC - 14 points, 12 rebounds and 3 assists

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


Standings - Basketligaen
Ligaen Standings
 1. Svendborg 11-0 
 2. Bakken 8-1 
 3. Naestved 7-4 
 4. Aabyhoj 6-4 
 5. Horsholm 5-5 
 6. Vaerlose 4-7 
 7. SISU 4-7 
 8. Horsens IC 3-8 
 9. Aalborg 3-8 
 10. Falcon 2-9 


Stats Leaders - Basketligaen
Points Per Game
 Will HARRIS
  Horsens IC
  (198-F-86)
  Avg: 26.4
 1. Harris, Horsens IC26.4 
 2. White, Aalborg26.1 
 3. Kingsley, Svendborg22.9 
 4. Henry, Naestved21.6 
 5. Rasmussen, Vaerl.21.0 
 6. Rutherford, SISU20.9 
 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, Horsens10.5 
 3. Phillips, Aabyhoj10.0 
 4. Glynn, Naestved9.9 
 5. Benjamin, Horsholm9.6 
 6. Curry, Aabyhoj9.4 
 7. Harris, Horsens IC9.1 
 8. Ba, Falcon8.8 
 9. Johansen, Naestved8.5 
 10. Plannthin, Svend.8.3 
Assists Per Game
 Corin HENRY
  Naestved
  (180-PG-88)
  Avg: 4.7
 1. Henry, Naestved4.7 
 2. White, Aalborg4.5 
 3. Sakne, Horsens IC4.1 
 4. McFarlane, Falcon4.0 
 5. Elgmork, Aalborg4.0 
 6. Colman, Svendborg4.0 
 7. Curry, Aabyhoj3.8 
 8. Iversen, Bakken3.5 
 9. Sattler, Horsens IC3.4 
 10. Dennis, SISU3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Corin HENRY
  Naestved
  (180-PG-88)
  Avg: 5.1
 1. Henry, Naestved5.1 
 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. Bishop, Aalborg1.8 
 9. Benjamin, Horsholm1.7 
 10. Kristiansen, Aalb.1.7 
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   


E.B.A. STARTS EARLY - by Calvin Brown
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.




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  EUROCHALLENGE   


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Malcolm DELANEY
  Chalon
  (191-G-89)
  Avg: 33
 1. Delaney, Chalon33.0 
 2. Peavy, Art.Dragons32.0 
 3. Roll, Antwerp27.0 
 4. Stanojevic, Karsi.26.0 
 5. Williams, Besiktas25.5 
 6. Chatman, Karsiyaka25.0 
 7. Clemente, Nitra22.5 
 8. Kudrautsau, Minsk.19.5 
 9. Thomas, Armia19.0 
 10. Cole, Atomeromu19.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Salah MEJRI
  Antwerp
  (216-C-86)
  Avg: 13
 1. Mejri, Antwerp13.0 
 2. Stanojevic, Karsi.12.5 
 3. Sene, Fuenlabrada12.0 
 4. Skurdauskas, Arkad.12.0 
 5. Kjellbom, Armia11.5 
 6. Bader, Szolnok11.0 
 7. Thomas, Armia11.0 
 8. Willard, Ventspils11.0 
 9. Jordan, Telekom11.0 
 10. Erden, Besiktas9.5 
Assists Per Game
 Tyler MORRIS
  U.Mobite.
  (187-G-86)
  Avg: 9
 1. Morris, U.Mobite.9.0 
 2. Sanchez, Fuenlabr.8.0 
 3. Danek, Arkadia7.5 
 4. Paul, U.Mobitel.CN7.0 
 5. Williams, Besiktas6.5 
 6. Eldridge, Minsk-20.6.0 
 7. Jordan, Telekom6.0 
 8. Diaz, Armia6.0 
 9. Gaines, Armia6.0 
 10. Slagter, Leiden5.5 
Steals Per Game
 Denis CLEMENTE
  Nitra
  (185-PG-86)
  Avg: 6
 1. Clemente, Nitra6.0 
 2. Schilb, Chalon5.0 
 3. Lawrence, U.Mobite.4.0 
 4. Holiday, Aalstar4.0 
 5. Mwema, Antwerp4.0 
 6. Frazier, Keravnos4.0 
 7. Dykes, U.Mobite.4.0 
 8. Seay, Norrkoping3.5 
 9. Pandula, BK Prost.3.5 
 10. Sene, Fuenlabrada3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Salah MEJRI
  Antwerp
  (216-C-86)
  Avg: 3
 1. Mejri, Antwerp3.0 
 2. Sene, Fuenlabrada3.0 
 3. Pustovyi, Khimik3.0 
 4. Kjellbom, Armia3.0 
 5. Gadri-N., BK Prost.2.5 
 6. Frazier, Keravnos2.0 
 7. Wilkinson, Olin E.2.0 
 8. Tiggs, Hoverla2.0 
 9. Saunders, Goett.2.0 
 10. Knox, Minsk-20061.8 


Standings
EuroChallenge Standings
Group A
 1. EWE Baskets 2-0 
 2. Fuenlabrada 1-1 
 3. Norrkoping 1-1 
 4. Nitra 0-2 
Group B
 1. Besiktas 2-0 
 2. Leiden 1-1 
 3. Armia 1-1 
 4. Goettingen 0-2 
Group C
 1. BK Prostejov 2-0 
 2. BK Pardubice 1-1 
 3. Roanne 1-1 
 4. Hoverla 0-2 
Group D
 1. Khimik 1-1 
 2. N.Novgorod 1-1 
 3. Ventspils 1-1 
 4. Atomeromu 1-1 
Group E
 1. Chalon 2-0 
 2. Enisey 1-1 
 3. Antwerp 1-1 
 4. U.Mobitel.CN 0-2 
Group F
 1. Triumph 2-0 
 2. Aalstar 1-1 
 3. Etha 1-1 
 4. Olin Edirne 0-2 
Group G
 1. Minsk-2006 2-0 
 2. Karsiyaka 1-1 
 3. Turk Telekom 0-1 
 4. Telekom Baskets 0-1 
Group H
 1. Art.Dragons 2-0 
 2. Szolnok 1-1 
 3. Keravnos 1-1 
 4. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 0-2 


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Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Tony PARKER
  AS.
  (183-PG-82)
  Avg: 34
 1. Parker, AS.34.0 
 2. Causeur, Cholet31.0 
 3. Orelikas, Rudupis22.0 
 4. Massey, Lokomotiv22.0 
 5. Strawberry, Hapoel22.0 
 6. Davidson, Fraport21.0 
 7. Mozgov, Khimky21.0 
 8. Kemp, Besiktas21.0 
 9. Young, Ventspils21.0 
 10. Albicy, Gravelines21.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jeremiah MASSEY
  Lokomotiv
  (202-F-82)
  Avg: 13
 1. Massey, Lokomotiv13.0 
 2. Lee, BC Donetsk13.0 
 3. Lishchuk, Valencia12.0 
 4. Necas, CEZ Nymburk12.0 
 5. Sims, VEF Riga11.0 
 6. Zelionis, Rudupis11.0 
 7. Adrien, Benetton11.0 
 8. Naymick, CEZ N.10.0 
 9. Troutman, B.Mue.10.0 
 10. Willard, Ventspils10.0 
Assists Per Game
 Deron WILLIAMS
  Besiktas
  (191-PG-84)
  Avg: 8
 1. Williams, Besiktas8.0 
 2. Planinic, Khimky8.0 
 3. Ivanovic, Buducno.7.0 
 4. Ermis, Banvit BK7.0 
 5. Rochestie, Le Mans7.0 
 6. Martinez, Valencia7.0 
 7. Draper, Cedevita6.5 
 8. Simmons, CEZ N.6.0 
 9. Thompson, Fraport6.0 
 10. Chatman, Karsiya.5.5 
Steals Per Game
 Mindaugas KATELYNAS
  Lietuv.
  (205-F-83)
  Avg: 5
 1. Katelynas, Lietuv.5.0 
 2. de Randamie, Groni.5.0 
 3. Ray, Etha4.5 
 4. Massey, Lokomotiv4.0 
 5. Orelikas, Rudupis4.0 
 6. Randle, Hapoel J-M4.0 
 7. Draper, Cedevita3.5 
 8. Jomantas, Lietuv.3.0 
 9. Dragic, Krka3.0 
 10. Strawberry, Hapoe.3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Viacheslav KRAVTSOV
  BC Do.
  (211-C-87)
  Avg: 5
 1. Kravtsov, BC Do.5.0 
 2. Naymick, CEZ N.4.0 
 3. Muldrow, Aris4.0 
 4. Scalabrine, Benett.3.0 
 5. Wyatt, Groningen2.0 
 6. Troutman, B.Mue.2.0 
 7. Tapoutos, Aris2.0 
 8. Mozgov, Khimky2.0 
 9. Monya, Khimky2.0 
 10. Armstrong, AS.2.0 


Standings
Eurocup Standings
Group A
 1. Gravelines 1-0 
 2. BC Donetsk 1-0 
 3. Hapoel J-M 0-1 
 4. Cibona 0-1 
Group B
 1. VEF Riga 1-0 
 2. Khimky 1-0 
 3. PAOK 0-1 
 4. Cholet 0-1 
Group C
 1. Rudupis 1-0 
 2. CEZ Nymburk 1-0 
 3. Groningen 0-1 
 4. Aris 0-1 
Group D
 1. ASVEL 1-0 
 2. Lukoil Academik 1-0 
 3. Oostende 0-1 
 4. Valencia 0-1 
Group E
 1. GC 2014 1-0 
 2. Banvit BK 1-0 
 3. Lokomotiv 0-1 
 4. Fraport SKY 0-1 
Group F
 1. Azovmash 1-0 
 2. Lietuvos rytas 1-0 
 3. Le Mans 0-1 
 4. Krka 0-1 
Group G
 1. Spartak SP 1-0 
 2. B.Muenchen 1-0 
 3. Benetton TV 0-1 
 4. Cedevita 0-1 
Group H
 1. Buducnost 1-0 
 2. ALBA 1-0 
 3. PGE Turow 0-1 
 4. M.Hainaut 0-1 


Cholet returns DeMarcus Nelson - by Eurobasket News
As expected, DeMarcus Nelson (191-G-85, college: Duke) officially returned to Cholet. The American guard was released by BC Donetsk on Saturday, but he immediately got a new job. Nelson played for Cholet last 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. It seems that Mustafa Shakur will take it now.

Buducnost lands American Matt Bouldin - by Eurobasket News
Buducnost reinforced its roster with Matt Bouldin (196-G-88, college: Gonzaga). The 23-year-old American penned a deal for rest of the season. Bouldin is not a rookie as he played for Iraklis in 2010/11. He had 9.7 ppg, 3 rpg and 1.4 apg for 10 games in Greek A1 league. In March this year, Bouldin moved to NBA D-League team Tulsa 66ers. There, he added 6.3 ppg, 2.9 rpg and 3 apg for 12 games. Bouldin helped Tulsa to reach D-League Semifinals. Matt Bouldin is a product of Gonzaga University, where he graduated in 2010. He had 15.6 ppg, 4.7 rpg and 4 apg for his school as a senior. Bouldin was named AP NCAA All-America Honorable Mention -10. Matt Bouldin played for the USA U19 National Team in 2007. He helped them win the Silver at the World Championships U19 in Novi Sad.

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  EUROLEAGUE   


Olympiacos: Howard back to training - by Kostas Papadopoulos
Dusan Ivkovic (agency: Beo Basket ) during yesterday's (14/11) training of the Red team saw Matt Howard (203-F, college: Butler) participating in the entire program, without feeling any discomfort in his left ankle, where he was injured.
However, the Serb coach was not happy only due to this fact; he also saw Panagiotis Vasilopoulos (202-F-84, agency: FCM) completing the first part of the training without problems. Parts of the training followed also by Marko Keselj (205-F-88, agency: Beo Basket) and Dimitrios Katsivelis (194-G-91) but their their participation in the game against Nancy for the 5th day of Euroleague has not yet been decided.



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  FINLAND   


Gerald January claims 1st Division weekly honour - by Eurobasket News
American-British Gerald January (201-F/C-88) had an amazing evening in the last round for league's second-best BC Nokia and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com 1st Division Player of the Week award for round 7.
The 23-year old power forward had a double-double of 30 points and nineteen rebounds, while his team edged out Tapiolan Honka (#4, 5-1) in overtime 87-85. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. BC Nokia is placed at 2nd position in Finnish 1st Division. They are still close to the very top. BC Nokia would have been even better if they kept winning the games like in the last round. They have a solid 6-1 record. January turned to be BC Nokia's top player in his first season with the team. Montevallo University graduate has very impressive stats this year. January is in league's top in rebounds (6th best: 10.4rpg) and averages solid 2.4spg and 55.4% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 24-year old American Brian Moultrie (198-C/F-87) of Oulun NMKY. Moultrie impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 19 points and 19 rebounds. It was enough for Oulun NMKY to edge the lower-ranked Lapua (#7, 3-4) by 4 points 93-89. This victory allowed Oulun NMKY to move up to 3rd position in the standings. His team lost just one game this season, while they won 6 matches. Moultrie is a newcomer at Oulun NMKY and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders.

The third best performed player last round was American Treylon Manning (176-PG-85) of Huima (#6). Manning got into 30-points club by scoring 34 points in the last round. He went also for five assists. Despite Manning's great performance Huima lost 82-89 to the lower-ranked Porvoon Tarmo (#9, 2-5). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing Huima needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 3 victories and 3 lost games. Manning has a great season in Finland. After only 5 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 24.6ppg (3rd best) and assists with 4.6apg (3rd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Lionel Green (196-G/F-84) of Ura Basket - 22 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists
5. La Trice Little (186-G-79) of Porvoon Tarmo - 26 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Tyrwone Still (199-F-77) of Porvoon Tarmo - 28 points and 10 rebounds
7. Jukka-Pekka Vaananen (195-G-84) of Pyrinto II - 30 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists
8. HL Coleman (202-F-74) of FoKoPo - 14 points, 17 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Lloyd Phillips (178-PG-85) of Oulun NMKY - 22 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists
10. Charles Little (198-F-87) of SayRi - 27 points, 5 rebounds and 3 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)


Zeno's double-double lands him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News
26-year old guard Martin Zeno (196-G-85) put on an amazing game in the last round for league's best team Nilan Bisons and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 13.
He had a double-double of 36 points and 12 rebounds, while his team beat ToPo (#5, 7-4) 98-90. It allowed Nilan Bisons to consolidate first place in the league. Nilan Bisons have a solid 8-2 record. In the team's last game Zeno had a remarkable 56.3% from 2-point range. He turned to be Nilan Bisons' top player in his first season with the team. Texas Tech University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Zeno is league's best scorer averaging so far 23.0ppg. Zeno is in league's top in rebounds (7th best: 8.7rpg) and averages solid 51.7% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Kelly Beidler (199-F-88, agency: R.H.Consultancy) of Kauhajoki. He is American forward in his first season at Kauhajoki. In the last game Beidler recorded impressive double-double of 22 points and 11 rebounds. Of course Kauhajoki cruised to a 91-79 relatively comfortable win over the lower-ranked Korihait (#7, 5-7). This victory allowed Kauhajoki to move up to 3rd position in the standings. His team's 8-4 record is not bad at all. Beidler is a newcomer at Kauhajoki and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 19.7ppg (#5). He also registered 9.5 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to another Kauhajoki's star - forward Todd Hendley (206-F-84). Hendley scored 25 points and grabbed nine rebounds. He was another key player of Kauhajoki, helping his team with a 91-79 win against the lower-ranked Korihait (#7, 5-7). Kauhajoki 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. Hendley has a very solid season. In 8 games in Finland he scored 16.9ppg. He also has 6.5rpg and FGP: 65.3%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Ryan McDade (201-F-80) of Nilan Bisons - 16 points, 14 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Tim Blue (205-F-84) of KTP - 27 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Antwine Williams (192-F-75) of Pyrinto - 24 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Damon Williams (201-F-73) of Pyrinto - 21 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Jared Newson (195-G/F-84) of Kataja - 18 points and 10 rebounds
9. Sami Lehtoranta (205-C/F-79) of Kataja - 12 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Jeremy Price (203-F-88) of Kataja - 16 points and 12 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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  FRANCE   


EuroCup: BC Azovmash prove strength against Le Mans - by Eurobasket News
BC Azovmash - Le Mans 79:76

BC Avovmash registered the first win in EuroCup season. They held off visiting Le Mans in Mariupol tonight. Daniel Ewing (191-G-83, agency: Alti Sport, college: Duke) scored 21 points and distributed 7 assists to pace the hosts.
Le Mans ensured the strong start to the game. The French team grabbed a 15:6 lead midway through the opening frame. Le Mans managed to secure a 22:21 lead ten minutes into the game. The teams stayed close throughout the second term. Le Mans and BC Azovmash arrived at halftime tied at 43. However Crispin and Pecherov organized a 12:0 run from the hosts in the third term. Azovmash posted a 68:57 advantage at the final intermission. Le Mans did not surrender as the visitors narrowed the deficit to just two points 76:78 late in regulation. Ricky Minard (196-F/G-82, college: Morehead St.) split free throws but Taylor Rochestie (185-PG-85, college: Washington St.) missed a three-pointer and Azovmash ran away with the victory. Pecherov had 20 points and 8 rebounds, while Ricky Minard netted 13 points in the win. Marcellus Sommerville (200-F-82, college: Bradley) answered with 16 points for Le Mans. Taylor Rochestie had 15 points in the losing case.

BC Azovmash: Daniel Ewing 21, Pecherov 20, Ricky Minard 13
Le Mans: Marcellus Sommerville 16, Taylor Rochestie 15


EuroCup: Tony Parker shines as Asvel top Valencia - by Eurobasket News
Asvel - Valencia 87:78

Asvel claimed the first win in EuroCup season. Star-packed French outfit overcame Valencia at home court in Group D .Tony Parker (183-PG-82) exploded with 34 points to lead the charge. Ronny Turiaf (208-C/F-83, agency: Priority Sports, college: Gonzaga) provided 12 points in the winning case.
Tony Parker and Ronny Turiaf ensured a 20:15 lead for the hosts after ten minutes. Asvel went on a 9:0 run early in the second period to take a 28:17 lead. They stayed in control posting a 34:27 halftime advantage. But Valencia quickly narrowed the gap at the start of the second half. They got within striking distance trailing by just three points at the final break 55:58. Nando De Colo put Valencia within two points 67:69 with 4 minutes remaining in the game. But Tony Parker poured in two three-pointers and Asvel ran away for good in this one. Edwin Jackson (191-G-89) and Dijon Thompson (201-G/F-83, college: UCLA) netted 11 points each for Asvel. Nik Caner-Medley (203-F-83, agency: Priority Sports, college: Maryland) responded with 19 points for Valencia. Serhiy Lishchuk (210-C/F-82, agency: Beo Basket) had 16 points and 12 rebounds in the losing case.

Asvel: Tony Parker 34, Ronny Turiaf 12, Edwin Jackson 11, Dijon Thompson 11
Valencia: Nik Caner-Medley 19, Serhiy Lishchuk 16+12 boards


EuroChallenge: Keravnos shock Pau Lacq Orthez in France - by Eurobasket News
Pau Lacq Orthez- Keravnos 83:85

Keravnos shock Pau Lacq Orthez in France to keep them winless in EuroChallenge. The team from Cyprus meanwhile celebrated their first victory after 85:83 thriller.
Both teams lost their openers of the tournament and desired to post the first W in the EuroChallenge. Keravnos won the first period 18:17 and added 28-23 in the second. Pavels Veselovs (207-F/C-83, agency: Players Group) sent the teams to the lockers at 46:40 and Dragicevic closed the lead at 53:40. Pilavas nailed three for 59:48 and Marcus Moore (198-G-80, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group, college: Washington St.) made two free throws at 60:50. Pau Lacq Orthez could not reduce to the single digits until the end of the last period. Teddy Gipson (193-G-80, agency: Court Side, college: Arkansas) brought 83:76 and he later tied it all at 83:83. Marcus Moore meanwhile made two free throws for the final result.
Wiliam Hatcher (188-PG-84, agency: Limelight Hoops, college: Miami, OH) stepped up with 19 points and Marcus Moore scored 18. Pavels Veselovs notched 14, while Winsome Frazier (193-G/F-82, college: Mississippi St.) added 12. Teddy Gipson ended up with 15 points in the losing effort and Chinemelu Elonu (206-F/C-87, college: Texas A&M) as well as Antoine Mendy (198-F-83) posted 14 each. Slaven Rimac (195-G-74) followed them with 12 points and Maravic added 8.

Pau Lacq Orthez: Teddy Gipson 15, Chinemelu Elonu 14+10 rebs, Antoine Mendy 14, Slaven Rimac 12
Keravnos: Wiliam Hatcher 19, Marcus Moore 18, Pavels Veselovs 14, Winsome Frazier 12




EuroCup: Gravelines demolish Cibona on the road - by Eurobasket News
Cibona - Gravelines 71:101

Gravelines got to a dreamy start of their EuroCup regular season campaign. The French team cruised past Cibona in Croatia in Group A. Andrew Albicy (178-PG-90) scored 21 points to pace the winners.
Gravelines looked dominant right from the start. They secured a 27:12 lead ten minutes into the game. They stayed in charge throughout the second quarter. The visitors made it 51:32 at the interval. Cibona could not wake up in the big break. They still lacked aggressiveness both offensively and defensively allowing Gravelines take a 76:53 lead with ten minutes to go. Gravelines did not slow down in the final quarter and rolled to a comfortable win at the end. Cyril Akpomedah (203-PF-79) nailed 18 points, while Juby Johnson (196-G-81, college: Miami, OH) added 11 points in the victory. Marin Rozic (201-F-83) responded with 18 points for Cibona. Pavle Marcinkovic (197-G-89) netted 12 points in defeat.

Cibona: Marin Rozic 18, Pavle Marcinkovic 12
Gravelines: Andrew Albicy 21, Cyril Akpomedah 18, Juby Johnson 11


EuroCup: Timofey Mozgov scores 21 as Khimky edge Cholet - by Eurobasket News
Cholet - Khimky 63:75

Timofey Mozgov (216-C-86, agency: RIZO) carried Khimky to the opening win in EuroCup regular season. The centre notched 21 points and 5 boards as the Russian powerhouse upset Cholet Basket in France.
Khimky opened the game with four points in a row and stayed in front throughout the first term. They ensured a 20:16 lead after ten minutes of action. Cholet however did not allow the visitors to run away as they trailed by a single point 34:35 after twenty minutes. Fabien Causeur (193-G-87) tied the game at 37 but Sergey Monya (203-F-83) and Vitaly Fridzon (195-G-85, agency: Alti Sport) soon regained the advantage for Khimky at 55:44. Khimky went on a 13:1 run to secured a 69:48 advantage midway through the final period. Cholet had nothing to answer with and had to surrender at the end. Vitaly Fridzon provided 15 points, while Sergey Monya added 11 points and 8 rebounds for Khimky. Causuer responded with game-high 31 points for Cholet. Robert Hite (188-G-84, college: Miami, FL) netted 10 points in the loss.

Cholet: Fabien Causeur 31, Robert Hite 10
Khimky: Timofey Mozgov 21, Vitaly Fridzon 15, Sergey Monya 11


Pau-Orthez close to sign Claude Marquis - by Eurobasket News
According to French media, Pau-Orthez is close to signs Claude Marquis (204-F/C-80) for rest of the season. The American PF/C started it in Iran. He was a member of Petrochimi Bandar Imam Harbour. Marquis played for Cholet more than 10 years in the past. He started last season with them as well and in January moved to Iran. He signed for Rah Tarabari Qom. In 2009/10, Cholet loaned Marquis to Italian Pepsi Caserta. In the past, he also spent one year with Strasbourg. Claude Marquis is a former member of the French National Team. He played for them in 2004, 2005 and later in 2008. Marquis won the French SuperCup last season with Cholet.

Pau-Orthez releases Shakur, Diarra and coach Dobbels - by Eurobasket News
Pau-Orthez announced important change. The team parted ways with its Head Coach Didier Dobbels , players Mustafa Shakur (190-PG-84, college: Arizona) and Moustapha Diarra (207-C-87, college: USF). Pau-Orthez is currently the last ranked team in ProA with 1-5 record.
Mustafa Shakur joined Pau-Orthez during the pre-season. He appeared six times in ProA averaging 9.7 points, 4.5 rebounds and 4.2 assists. In EuroChallenge, Shakur played just 8 minutes against Szolnoki Olaj last week. Mustafa Shakur finished last season with the Washington Wizards. He joined them in January averaging 2.3 points, 1 rebound and 1.1 assist. Before the Wizards, Shakur had 16.7 ppg, 4.7 rpg and 5 apg with Rio Grande Valley Vipers. They competed in NBA D-League.
Moustapha Diarra appeared four times with Pau-Orthez in ProA this season with limited playing time.
Didier Dobbels took over Pau-Orthez in 2009 and led them to ProB title that same season. He was named Eurobasket.com All-French ProB Coach of the Year -10.
Laurent Villa is named the interim Head Coach of Pau-Orthez.


Hyeres-Toulon signs experienced Rolan Roberts - by Eurobasket News
Rolan Roberts (201-F/C-78, college: S.Illinois) is a new member of Hyeres-Toulon. The experienced American signed a deal for rest of the season. Roberts spent the last one with Etendard de Brest. He had 10.6 ppg, 7.6 rpg and 1.4 apg for 32 games in NM1. In 2009/10, Roberts played for the Australian team Townswille Crocodiles. He had 13.8 ppg, 6.1 rpg and 1.4 bpg for 17 games in NBL. In the past, Rolan Roberts was a member of Limoges, Evreux, Angers and Vichy.
Meanwhile, Damir Krupalija (205-F/C-79, college: Illinois) left Hyeres-Toulon and penned a one-month deal with Bizkaia Bilbao. He will replace injured Axel Hervelle. Krupalija started this season with French Hyeres-Toulon. He appeared six times in ProA averaging 10.8 points, 6.7 rebounds and 3 assists. Krupalija was on the verge of signing for Strasbourg during the pre-season, but at the end he returned to Toulon. In 2010/11, Damir Krupalija had 13.2 ppg, 8.9 rpg and 3.9 apg for Toulon. He was named Eurobasket.com All-French ProA Bosman Player of the Year. Krupalija got the same award in 2008. In his career, before Toulon, Krupalija played for Anwil, Charleroi and Dijon. Krupalija graduated at the University of Illinois in 2002.


Cholet returns DeMarcus Nelson - by Eurobasket News
As expected, DeMarcus Nelson (191-G-85, college: Duke) officially returned to Cholet. The American guard was released by BC Donetsk on Saturday, but he immediately got a new job. Nelson played for Cholet last 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. It seems that Mustafa Shakur will take it now.

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EuroChallenge: Deron Williams recorded his best game for Besiktas - by Eurobasket News
Besiktas Milangaz- Armia 103:82

Deron Williams (191-PG-84, college: Illinois) recorded his best game for Besiktas so far this season. Tonight the Turkish side overcame Armia 103:82 for 2-0 record in Group B of EuroChallenge.
Semih Erden and Joakim Kjellbom (213-C/F-79, college: N.Arizona) were the first people for their teams to score in the game. Deron Williams later took control of the game and closed the first period at 25:20. He scored also for 31:28, while Yagmur brought 36:28. Ersin Dagli (204-F/C-81, agency: Interperformances, college: Alabama) and David Hawkins (194-G-82, college: Temple) ensured 55:41 halftime advantage for the home side. In the third quarter Besiktas added 25-20 as Deron Williams notched three for 80:61. Joakim Kjellbom, Will Thomas (203-F-86) and Sundiata Gaines (185-PG-86, agency: Strategic Sports, college: Georgia) reduced to 84:67, but they were too far to catch up with the favorites. David Hawkins gave his team three-digit number as Besiktas Milangaz tasted the second straight win at EuroChallenge.
Deron Williams erupted with 31 points and Semih Erden notched 20. David Hawkins posted 17, while Ersin Dagli added 10. Jeremy Richardson (200-G/F-84, college: Delta St.) and Will Thomas responded with 20 points in the losing effort and Sundiata Gaines netted 13. Joakim Kjellbom and Diaz ended up with 12 points apiece.

Besiktas Milangaz: Deron Williams 31, Semih Erden 20, David Hawkins 17, Ersin Dagli 10
Armia: Jeremy Richardson 20, Will Thomas 20, Sundiata Gaines 13, Joakim Kjellbom 12, Diaz 12


Patsatsia's double-double lands him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News
23-year old guard Levan Patsatsia (198-G-88) put on an amazing game in the last round for Sokhumi and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 5.
He had a double-double of 40 points and 16 rebounds, while his team crushed, the league's bottom-ranked team Batumi (#11, 0-5) with 24-point margin 88-64. Sokhumi maintains the 3rd position in league. They are still close to the very top. Sokhumi would have been even better if they kept winning the games like in the last round. They have a solid 4-1 record. In the team's last game Patsatsia had a remarkable 77.8% from 2-point range. He turned to be Sokhumi's top player in his first season with the team. Troy University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Patsatsia is in league's top in points (3rd best: 25.4ppg), rebounds (5th best: 11.2rpg) and averages solid 59.3% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Keyon Carter (203-F-88, agency: Hart Sports Mngm) of Dinamo Tbilisi. He is American forward in his first season at Dinamo Tbilisi. In the last game Carter recorded impressive double-double of 29 points and 15 rebounds. It was enough for Dinamo Tbilisi to edge slightly higher-ranked MIA Tbilisi (#7, 2-3) by 5 points 94-89. Dinamo Tbilisi's 9th position in the standings has not changed. 4 lost games are too many comparing to just one victory Dinamo Tbilisi managed to get this year. Carter is a newcomer at Dinamo Tbilisi and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 30.0ppg (#1). He also registered 16.5 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to guard Beqa Chikviladze (195-G-91) of Samedicino (#6). Chikviladze scored 26 points and passed five assists. He was a key player of Samedicino, leading his team to a 100-73 easy win against Rustavi (#10, 0-4). Samedicino needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 3 victories and 2 lost games. Chikviladze has a great season in Georgia. After only 5 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 22.4ppg (5th best) and assists with 5.0apg (7th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Jeremy Richardson (200-G/F-84) of Armia - 25 points and 5 rebounds
5. Beka Bekauri (207-C-91) of Samedicino - 8 points, 13 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Soso Shermadini (208-F-85) of TSU Tbilisi - 14 points and 17 rebounds
7. David Gugava (203-C-90) of Rustavi - 15 points and 10 rebounds
8. Mikheil Berishvili (205-F-87) of Olympus - 18 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Avtandil Eliashvili (200-F-89) of Batumi - 15 points and 9 rebounds
10. Giorgi Markhvashvili (190-G-83) of Dinamo Tbilisi - 18 points, 2 rebounds and 4 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)


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Alexander Gunther Joins BG Dorsten - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
With the long term injury to Gerrit Budde (203-C-89) PRO B team BG Dorsten have reacted by bringing in Alexander Guenther. Guenther who is a 203cm 91 kilo player has been loaned until the rest of the season to BG Dorsten from the Gloria Giants Duesseldorf. Last season, the athletic power forward played in the States for Cuesta JC (JUCO): 11 games: 1.2ppg, 1.5rpg. He has already took part in some practices and left a nice impression.He will give his debut this weekend in the home game against Leverkusen.


Keith Simmons (Banvit, Turkey) I Hope The Fraport Skyliners Turn Their Season Around, Just Not Against Us In Eurocup Play - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Keith Simmons (196-G-85, agency: Interperformances, college: Holy Cross) is a 26 year old 196cm guard from Kingston, New York that is playing his fifth professional basketball season and fourth in Turkey. He played at Holy Cross (NCAA) from 2003-2007. In his senior year, he played 34 games: 16.9ppg, 5.8rpg, 1.9apg, 2.3spg, FGP: 49.7%, 3Pts: 34.9%, FT: 76.7%. In 2007-2008, he played for Kepez Bld Antalya (Turkey-TBL, starting five): 30 games: 16.2ppg, 5.7rpg, 2.1apg, 1.2spg, 2FGP: 56.8%, 3PT: 35.7%, FT: 73.5%. In 2008-2009, he played for the Deutsche Bank Skyliners Frankfurt (Germany-1.Bundesliga, starting five), injured in Oct.'08 and was off for 1 month: EuroChallenge: 8 games: 8.6ppg, 3.5rpg, 1.5apg; German League: 33 games: 11.3ppg, 4.4rpg, 1.4apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 59.6%, 3PT: 35.5%, FT: 74.1%. He has played for Banvit Basketbol Kulubu (Turkey-TBL) since 2009. Last season, he played EuroCup: 5 games: 10.0ppg, 3.4rpg, 1.6spg, FGP: 58.6%, 3PT: 30.0%, FT: 87.5%; Turkish League: 38 games: 10.4ppg, 5.1rpg, 1.8apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 54.4%, 3PT: 37.7%, FT: 76.4%. He spoke to Eurobasket before the Eurocup game against the Fraport Skyliners November 15th.

You are playing your 5th professional basketball season and fourth in Turkey. Did Murat Didin have something to do with your love for Turkey?

I got my first chance in Turkey and since my first year here, Turkey has been special for me. I have had successful seasons with Banvit and have always come back. I like it here and want to continue to be successful here.

You have the Turkish citizenship now. How did that come about?

I am playing my fourth year here and last year the team approached me about getting the Turkish citizenship so the team can have an extra import player on the roster.

What do you like most about Turkey?

It is a beautiful country and I like how there is a mix of history and some modern elements. It is a mix of new and old.

You are playing your third season for Banvit. It isnt typical that a player will play for the same team so long. What is so special about this team?

Charles Davis, Lance Williams and I are playing our third season together. We have come together, like each other and feel like family. We want to continue to have success with Banvit.

Banvit finished third and second the last two seasons and reached the semi finals of the playoffs. Where will the journey of the team end this season?

We had a slow start playing some of the top teams, but we always compete and want to get better. We like to compete against the best teams in Istanbul.

If you look at the other Turkish teams, Banvit doesnt have big name players like those teams. What makes Banvit so strong?

We have a strong nucleus of 4-5 that have played together for three years. We know that we dont have big name players, but we have good guys that will sacrifice for the good will of the team and play together to strive for getting wins.

Has your role changed from the first two seasons?

Not really. We are a lot deeper now. I pretty much play a similar game.

You recently played against NBA player Sascha Vujacic. Is he as good as on TV?

He is a crazy player. He didnt have his best game against us. He looked very dangerous on film, but he is a very good player.

Do you have compassion for the slow start of your ex team Fraport Skyliners that are in 16th place?

I follow up on Frankfurt seeing what they are doing. I speak to Jimmy Mckinney every so often. They did get off to a slow start, but it is a long season, but I hope that they can turn it around just not against us in Eurocup play.

I am sure Banvit will not underestimate the Fraport Skyliners. What will be key in getting the win?

I know that Jimmy Mckinney is dangerous and Quantez Robertson is having a strong season. Sometimes when a team is missing key players or are having tough times, they can be capable of having other players step up. Key to winning will be defense, rebounding and transition play.

What is your fondest memory of Jimmy Mckinney?

I remember when he came back from wrist injury, we played Oldenburg at home and beat them by 31 points. Jimmy had such a long road back and he played great and the atmosphere was fantastic in the Ballsporthalle.

Who has been your best opponent in Turkey?

Deron Williams has been my best opponent. We played against him 3 times in pre season. He is a great player that is very tough to stop. He is always finding the open man and makes everyone better.

What do you miss most about Frankfurt?

I miss the fans in Frankfurt. They always showed so much support.

Shaq is coming out with a book. What secrets would you want to read most about?

I have already read excerts from the book. It is always interesting what goes on in the locker room. Knowing Shaq that he likes to prank, he will talk about things happening in the locker room.

What is your take on the rumor that Kevin Durant may play in Germany with BBC Bayreuth and your ex teammate Kevin Hamilton?

Me and Kevin Hamilton are close. It would be great for him to play with Durant.

What was the last DVD movie that you saw?

Planet of the Apes.

Thanks Keith for the chat.



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.



ProB round 11 best performance: Daniel Theis - by Eurobasket News
International center Daniel Theis (207-C-92) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for SU Medien, receiving a Eurobasket.com ProB Player of the Week award for round 11.
The 19-year old player was the main contributor (26 points, nine rebounds) to his team's victory, helping them to edge out Wolfenbuettel (#11, 3-7) 84-83. SU Medien maintains the 3rd position in ProB. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. SU Medien will need more victories to improve their 7-3 record. Theis turned to be SU Medien's top player in his first season with the team. Daniel Theis has solid league stats. He is in league's top in points (4th best: 20.8ppg) and averages impressive 2.3bpg and 71.1% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 24-year old American Luke Fitzgerald (202-C/F-87, agency: Duran International) of Langen. Fitzgerald had a very good evening with a double-double of 25 points and 16 rebounds. Of course Langen cruised to a 92-84 relatively comfortable win over BG Illertal (#12, 0-9). This victory allowed Langen to move up to 6th position in South. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 5-4 record is not bad and everything may still change. Fitzgerald is a newcomer at Langen, but is already one of team's top players. Former University of the Cumberlands star Fitzgerald is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market.

Third on the list of top players last round was American center Blake Poole (195-C-88, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement) of league's second-best Dorsten. Poole showcased his all-around game by recording 16 points, twelve rebounds (!!!) and six assists in the last round. He was a key player of Dorsten, leading his team to a 93-71 easy win against the lower-ranked ALBA Berlin II (#12, 3-7). Dorsten needs these victories very badly if they think about taking over top position in North. Their record at this point is 7 victories and 3 lost games. Poole has a great season in Germany. After 10 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 12.6rpg (#1 in league). He also has 3.0spg and FGP: 61.1%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Tim Kasper (198-F-92) of Dragons - 22 points and 9 rebounds
5. Aaron Fleetwood (206-F-84) of BSW Sixers - 20 points, 12 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Jacob Doerksen (200-F-87) of Hannover - 21 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Henje Knopke (193-G/F-85) of Wolfenbuettel - 22 points, 3 rebounds and 8 assists
8. Jason Jamerson (188-G-86) of Noerdlingen - 29 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Marcus Monk (198-G/F-86) of Gotha - 21 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Nathan Drury (188-G-85) of Langen - 26 points, 6 rebounds and 3 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)


ProA round 10 best performance: Takumi Ishizaki - by Eurobasket News
Japanese point guard Takumi Ishizaki (188-PG-84) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Chemnitz, receiving a Eurobasket.com ProA Player of the Week award for round 10.
The 27-year old player was the main contributor (26 points, five rebounds) to his team's victory, helping them to crush Karlsruhe (#14, 1-8) with 17-point margin 88-71. The game rather meaningless between the teams, which do not have any influence on the top of the standings. Chemnitz is placed at 9th position in German ProA. Chemnitz 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 5-5 record. In the team's last game Ishizaki had a remarkable six three-pointers out of 6 attempts. He turned to be Chemnitz's top player in his first season with the team. Takumi Ishizaki averages this season 13.1ppg.

The second best player in last round's games was 26-year old American Martin Samarco (191-G-85) of Karlsruhe. Samarco had a very good evening with 33 points and 7 rebounds. Bad luck as Karlsruhe lost that game 71-88 to the higher-ranked Chemnitz (#9, 5-5). The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. Karlsruhe keeps 14th position. 8 lost games are too many comparing to just one victory Karlsruhe managed to get this year. Samarco is a newcomer at Karlsruhe, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 17.8ppg (#8). He also registered 4.3 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was American forward Sanijay Watts (193-F-87, agency: Limelight Hoops) of Heidelberg (#6). Watts scored 23 points and grabbed five rebounds. Despite Watts' great performance Heidelberg lost 88-92 to the higher-ranked Kirchheim (#2, 7-2). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing Heidelberg needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 5 victories and 4 lost games. Watts has a great season in Germany. After only 9 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 18.3ppg (5th best) and rebounds with 6.7rpg (9th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Michael Jost (204-F-88) of Webmoebel - 26 points and 3 rebounds
5. Alexander Rosenthal (201-F/C-88) of Chemnitz - 23 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Logan Stutz (205-F-88) of Leitershofen - 17 points and 7 rebounds
7. Devin Uskoski (198-C-85) of Kirchheim - 18 points and 11 rebounds
8. Cedric Brooks (185-G-80) of Kirchheim - 23 points, 2 rebounds and 8 assists
9. Kenny Barker (191-G-86) of Jena - 17 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Donald Lawson (208-C-88) of Chemnitz - 12 points, 13 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)


Kejuan Johnson Departs From BG Illertal Weiseenhorn - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
There was a lot of anticipation in Weissenhorn with the arrival of Kejuan Johnson (193-G-85, agency: TSS Management, college: Long Beach St.) 11 days ago, but his stay with the PRO B team has ended already as he left the team despite having a contract. Johnson is a 26 year old 193cm guard from Long Beach, California. After having played in Israel and in Germany the last two seasons, the American came late to Weissenhorn, but wasnt happy. 'He wants to play at a higher level and seems to have a better offer from a Hungarian team', stated CEO Jochen Seif. Johnson was only able to score 18 points in two games and was unable to fullfill the requirements of the team. 'That everything didnt go right from the start can be understandable, but he shouldnt act like a diva. He was able to give the team more stress in one week than other players have in a whole season', added Jochen Seif. Weissenhorn head coach John Staudt believes the team can compete without the guard.

Source: BG Illertal Weissenhorn


EuroChallenge: ZZ Leiden turn back BG Gottingen - by Eurobasket News
BG Gottingen-ZZ Leiden 71:80

ZZ Leiden turned back BG Gottingen in day 2 of EuroChallenge. The Dutch team grabbed 81:70 win for 1-1 record in Group B.
The guests scored the first 5 points in the game and Gabe Kennedy (205-F/C-81, agency: R.H.Consultancy, college: UAB) later brought 9:1. Jevohn Shepherd (196-F-86, college: Michigan) scored for 16:8 and he closed the period at 20:10. It looked that ZZ Leiden controlled the game as they wanted as they had 40:31 halftime advantage. Thomas Jackson (175-PG-80, agency: 011 Sports, college: Butler) brought 44:34, while Sean Cunningham (188-G-86, agency: R.H.Consultancy, college: Cal-Riverside) nailed three for 53:45. BG Gottingen did not however give up and bounced back for 59:55 as Raymond Sykes (206-F/C-86, college: Clemson) made a jump shot. Roberto Mafra (206-F/C-85, college: San Diego) scored for 69:64 but that was all the German team could do. Slagter and Thomas Jackson made 4 free throws at the end for the final win.
Gabe Kennedy poured in 22 points and Jevohn Shepherd posted 16. Thomas Jackson notched 11 and Sean Cunningham delivered 10. Raymond Sykes produced 18 points in the losing effort and Louis Dale (180-G-88, college: Cornell) added 14. Paris Horne (191-G-87, college: St.John's) and Roberto Mafra posted 11 points each in defeat.

BG Gottingen: Raymond Sykes 18, Louis Dale 14, Paris Horne 11, Roberto Mafra 11
ZZ Leiden: Gabe Kennedy 22, Jevohn Shepherd 16, Thomas Jackson 11, Sean Cunningham 10


EuroChallenge: Peavy erupted for the Dragons win - by Eurobasket News
Artland Dragons- Szolnoki Olaj 86:78

Nathan Peavy (203-F-85, college: Miami, OH) erupted for the Dragons win as Artland Dragons overcame Szolnoki Olaj in Germany. The hosts grabbed 86:78 victory in Group H of EuroChallenge.
Artland Dragons opened the game with 25-15 in the first period and never looked behind after. The German side added 23-20 in the second frame for 13-point halftime advantage. In the third quarter both sides nailed 14 points each that remained the same difference after 30 minutes. Szolnoki Olaj bounced back with 29-24 in the last stanza and managed to cut it to 8 points at the end.
Nathan Peavy top-scored for the winners with 32 points and Anthony Hilliard (193-G/F-86, college: Elizabeth City) netted 13. Anthony King (206-F/C-85, agency: Anthony Hilliard%20Anthony&AgencyNm=Interperformances'>Interperformances, college: Miami, FL) scored 10, while Adam Hess (201-G/F-81, college: William & Mary) added 9. Obie Trotter (186-G-84, agency: Court Side, college: Alabama A&M) delivered 18 points in the losing effort and Marton Bader (212-C-80, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) collected 16 points and 12 rebounds.
Shooting percentage: Artland Dragons - 58.5%, Szolnoki Olaj - 41.5%.

Artland Dragons: Nathan Peavy 32, Anthony Hilliard 13, Anthony King 10, Adam Hess 9
Szolnoki Olaj: Obie Trotter 18, Marton Bader 16+12 rebs, Julien Mills (193-G/F-85, college: Ball St.) 14


EuroCup: Lance Williams wins the game, as Banvit beat Skyliners - by Eurobasket News
Banvit - Skyliners 73:72

Lance Williams (206-C-80, college: De Paul) nailed a free throw with 20 seconds to go in regulation to carry Banvit to a narrow home win over Skyliners. The win propelled the Turkish team to a 1-0 record in Group E. Lance Williams finished the game with 20 points.
The teams traded baskets throughout the first period. The scoreboard read 20:20 after ten minutes. But Banvit gradually took over. They earned a 28:22 lead early in the second term. The hosts stayed ahead to post a 39:34 cushion at the interval. Skyliners not only erased the deficit but pulled ahead following Olbrecht four points. 58:54. Banvit regained the lead to enter the final frame up a single point 59:58. The lead changed hands several times before Lance Williams sealed the victory for the home team from the stripe. Serkan Erdogan (190-G-78, agency: 1x1 Sports) nailed 15 points, while Charles Davis (202-F-84, college: Alabama) and Kenan Bajramovic (206-F-81) had 9 points each in the win. Jermareo Davidson (208-F-84, college: Alabama) provided 21 points and 7 rebounds for Skyliners. Jimmy McKinney (192-G-83, agency: Strategic Sports, college: Missouri) had 19 points in the loss.

Banvit: Lance Williams 20, Serkan Erdogan 15, Charles Davis 9, Kenan Bajramovic 9
Skyliners: Jermareo Davidson 21, Jimmy McKinney 19


Dane Watts (ratiopharm Ulm) This Was The Most Exciting Shot Of My Career - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Dane Watts (203-F-86, agency: Pro One Sports) is a 25 year old 203cm forward from Warrensburg, Missouri. He is playing his first season for ratiopharm Ulm. He played at Creighton (NCAA) from 2004-2008 with NBA player Anthony Tolliver. In his senior year, he played 33 games: 11.3ppg, 6.4rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 53.4%, 3Pts: 42.5%, FT: 71.8%. In 2008, he came to Germany and started his professional basketball career with EnBW Ludwigsburg (Germany-1.Bundesliga, starting five): 32 games: 8.9ppg, 3.8rpg, FGP-1 (68.4%), 3PT: 30.8%, FT: 68.7%. In 2009-2010, he came to The Walter Tigers Tuebingen playing 34 games: 10.2ppg, 5.4rpg, 1.5apg, FGP: 57.1%, 3PT: 37.6%, FT: 71.0%. Last season for Tuebingen, he played 33 games: 13.7ppg, Reb-4 (7.6rpg), 1.1apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 57.9%, 3PT: 36.7%, FT: 54.5%; in May'11 moved to Hyeres-Toulon Var Basket (France-ProA): 3 games: 7.0ppg, 6.3rpg, 1.7apg, 1.0spg. At Creighton, he won awards such as MVC Tournament Winner -05, 07, MVC All-Freshman Team -05, MVC Regular Season Runner-Up -07, and MVC Tournament Semifinals -08. He spoke to eurobasket after the 77-76 win against EnBW Ludwigsburg.

Congrats on the 77-76 win against EnBW Ludwigsburg. A few weeks ago you helped beat Frankfurt with 2 late shots and in Ludwigsburg you won game with a tip in. Was this your biggest shot in your professional career in Germany?

This was the most exciting shot of my career, it did not look good for us and we came up with a last second make.

Ludwigsburg was up 42-40 at halftime. What did coach Thorsten Leibenath tell the guys to do better in the second half?

Keep playing defense and limit our turnovers.

ratiopharm Ulm was leading by as much as 14 points in the fourth quarter, but allowed Ludwigsburg to crawl back. What was key for the opponent to come back?

They were making shots and we did not have good possessions on offense in the last 5 minutes. They were more aggressive than us.

Describe the last second game winning shot by you?

It was a broken play and Rocky Trice had to put up a contested shot from the top of the key, I crashed the boards and was able to tip it in before time expired.

This was the fourth win of ratiopharm Ulm in the last five games. Ulm took another step with this win. What was the most important thing that the team can take out of this win?

That we have to close out games and quarters better, when we get a lead we need to close out with a solid win.

What impressed you most about German player Johannes Lischka who scored 14 points?

He has found a good role with this team, using his length for mismatches and being aggressive toward the basket.

Your ex teammate Chris Oliver had a huge game helping Strassburg to victory with 17 points and 11 rebounds. What do you miss about him?

CO was always my sidekick for a movie and steak.

What was the last DVD movie that you saw?

Transformers 3

Thanks Dane for the chat.




EuroCup: Bayern clobber Benetton in Munich - by Eurobasket News
Bayern - Benetton 72:62

Bayern Munich posted the initial win at the EuroCup regular season. Je'Kel Foster (191-G-83, college: Ohio St.) scored 14 points to lead the German team to a comfortable home success against Benetton Treviso.
The hosts strongly finished the opening period to take a 19:13 lead after ten minutes. Bayern entered the second term on a 6:0 run to clear off. they registered a 25:13 advantage midway through the period. But the visitors soon went on an 8:0 rally of their own to cut the deficit. Bayern though made it 36:31 at the big break. The hosts kept their opponents at distance throughout the third term. Bayern entered the final frame up by as many as 10 points 56:46. Bayern marched to the win in the final period giving little chance for Benetton. Jan-Hendrik Jagla (213-F-81, college: Penn St.) had 12 points, while Chevon Troutman (202-F-81, agency: ACMT, college: Pittsburgh) provided 11 points and 10 rebounds i n the win. Alessandro Gentile (197-G/F-92) replied with game-high 19 points for Benetton. E'Twaun Moore (192-G-89, agency: Priority Sports, college: Purdue) and Massimo Bulleri (188-PG-77) had 9 points each in the loss.

Bayern: Je'Kel Foster 14, Jan-Hendrik Jagla 12, Chevon Troutman 11+10 boards
Benetton: Alessandro Gentile 19, E'Twaun Moore 9, Massimo Bulleri 9


EuroCup: Alba snatch victory in Belgium - by Eurobasket News
Dexia Mons-Hainaut - Alba 74:78

Alba Berlin outscored Dexia Mons-Hainaut in the starting round of EuroCup regular season in Group H. DaShaun Wood (185-G-85, college: Wright St.) and Kyle Weaver (198-G-86, agency: Interperformances, college: Washington St.) scored 17 points each to lead the winners.
Alba had to overcome a slow start to the game. Dexia were up by 7 points after ten minutes 24:17. But Alba erupted for 26 points in the second quarter to snatch a 43:41 lead at halftime. Alba silenced the hosts in the third term. The visitors stretched the margin to as many as 18 points before Dexia cut it back to 16 with one quarter remaining. But the hosts opened the final stanza on a 16:0 run to level things up. The teams were tied at 72 with just 44 seconds to go. DaShaun Wood and Simonovic put Alba in front and later DaShaun Wood added a layup as the visitors celebrated a tough win at the end. Torin Francis (210-F-83, college: Notre Dame) and Yassin Idbihi (208-F-83, college: Buffalo) had 10 points each in the win. Ahmad Nivins (206-F-87, college: St.Joseph's) answered with 20 points for Dexia. Quincy Taylor (196-G-82, college: UAB) had 16 points, 5 boards and 5 assists in defeat.

Dexia: Ahmad Nivins 20, Quincy Taylor 16
Alba: DaShaun Wood 17, Kyle Weaver 17, Torin Francis 10, Yassin Idbihi 10


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 


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Olympiacos: Howard back to training - by Kostas Papadopoulos
Dusan Ivkovic (agency: Beo Basket ) during yesterday's (14/11) training of the Red team saw Matt Howard (203-F, college: Butler) participating in the entire program, without feeling any discomfort in his left ankle, where he was injured.
However, the Serb coach was not happy only due to this fact; he also saw Panagiotis Vasilopoulos (202-F-84, agency: FCM) completing the first part of the training without problems. Parts of the training followed also by Marko Keselj (205-F-88, agency: Beo Basket) and Dimitrios Katsivelis (194-G-91) but their their participation in the game against Nancy for the 5th day of Euroleague has not yet been decided.



Mihalis Kakiouzis joins Vanoli Cremona - by Eurobasket News
Mihalis Kakiouzis (206-C-76) is back to Italy. The experienced Greek PF penned a deal with Vanoli Cremona for rest of the season. He spent the last one with French Le Mans. Kakiouzis appeared 21 times for the club in ProA averaging 9 points and 4.2 rebounds. He also added 7.3 ppg and 3.9 rpg for 8 games in EuroCup. In 2009/10, Mihalis Kakiouzis played for Aris and one year before that he was a member of Efes Pilsen. In the past, the power forward played for Cajasol, Barcelona and AEK Athens. From 2003 to 2005, Mihalis Kakiouzis was a member of Montepaschi Siena. They won the SerieA title together in 2004. Kakiouzis played for the Greek NT from 1995 to 2007.

Eurocup: Latvians and Czechs beat PAOK and Aris - by Chris Mammides
The financial crisis in Greece is becoming more and more obvious in the Greek basketball too. Two historic teams in the european courts, PAOK Thessaloniki and Aris Thessaloniki lost their premiere games against teams from Latvia and Czech Republic! Something which points out the level of the basketball in Greece (at least this season).
The winning teams of CEZ Basketball Nymburk and VEF Riga in other occasions and previous seasons would have been easy taskas for the two North Greece historic teams but today not only they are not easy tasks but they lost the games by playing horrible basketball.

VEF Riga -PAOK 80-74
The game was a derby from the begginig to the end with the home team leading the way and keep leading it for most of the game. PAOK took as always points only from five players and this is one of the many reasons to loose the game. The first period was in total balance as the score ended with 23-23
with the fixed trio from PAOK, Dikoudis, Giddens and Gorre to score for PAOK most points while from the home team, Courtney Sims (211-C-83, college: Michigan) and Kavaliauskas were the top performers while Curtis Millage (185-G-81, college: Arizona St.) and Marque Perry (185-G-81, college: St.Louis) were assisting quite a lot.
The second period found the two teams to go hand to hand before Dairis Bertans (192-G/F-89) and Marque Perry score five unanswered points to give a short lead to their team with 45-44 by the end of the first quarter while from PAOK all the points came from Dikoudis, Giddens and Kalampokis...


The third period was a personal recital for Curtis Millage as the American together with Perry put the stepping stone for their victory as they run an amazing 14-6 and from 51-51 five minutes before the end of the period ended the period with 65-57. The 3rd period was the most crucial as in teh 4th one the home team simply kept this valuable victory as PAOK couldn't cut the deficit less than three points at one stage.
Top scorers:
VEF Riga: Sims 19, Millage 18, Bertans 14
PAOK: Giddens 17, Goree 16 and Dikoudis 12

Aris Thessaloniki - CEZ Basketball Nymburk 55-64

Alexandreion Melathron used to be an unbeaten home court for the team of Aris and nowadays any team can come and beat the team of Coach Alexandris at any given point!! What a shame!! In any case the visitors were much better team in teh court and ofcourse history is not playing basketball, so the solid team from Czech Republic with players being together (most of them) for three years and more had an easy afternoon in Thessaloniki as the home team took only once the leading role (and that was in the very beggining and the first basket of the game, 2-0) and since then Nymburk player never looked back. Even though Mavraides did his best game since he arrived in Thessaloniki, the rest of the players of Coach Alexandris were in a very bad shape, so his key-figures like Tapoutos and Tsaldaris and Verginis scored all and all 7 points, so there wasn't much to be expected from all the others.

The first period ended with 15-23 with Lamayne Wilson being the man of the period together with Pavel Rumprla who scored most of the points for their teams in this first period, on the other hand, the home team was expecting everythign from the American guard James who was all alone, so the 15 points for the team were not a surprise.

The 2nd period found the visitors to dominate in all edges as Muldrow was in a very bad shape while Bogris did his best but the opponents were much better in the paint so 3 minutes before the end of the first quarter, the Czechs took a lead of 13 points 24-37 and a time out was called from Alexandris, who changed the game and the momentum of the game as Tsaldaris and Mavraides cut the deficit to a feasible figure of 31-37 by the end of the first half. It was obvious that Aris couldn't resist or win the game as his players were at least one gear back, the rookies couldn't defend their home court while the newcomer Davies tried his best but his best was not enough for Aris.

The 3rd period started with the two teams go basket by basket in the first 5 minutes but after that Simmons and Rumprla speed up and gave an end to the game when they gave a 15 points difference to their team by the end of the period, 37-52, Aris scored only 6 points in the specific period and lost 7 free throws...

The 4th and final period was simply the epilogue of a very bad game by Aris. Coach Alexandris players couldn't do anythign against the passionated Czechs who succeeded a historic road win in Alexandreion Melathron. A detail which is worth mentioned that the vicitord had 10 rebounds more than Aris!!
Top scorers:
Aris: Mavraides 14, James 14,
Nymburk: Pavel Pumprla (196-G-86) 15, Tre Simmons and Wilson 12 per head






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Henk Norel back on the court after knee injury - by Eurobasket News
Henk Norel (212-F/C-87) is back on the court after 10 months. The 24-year-old Dutch center, who recovered from serious knee injury (ACL), played his first game for DKV Joventut after long absence. He played 11 minutes against Valladolid and scored 4 points. Norel got injured in January this year. He had 6.4 ppg and 4.8 rpg for Jovenut in 16 games before the injury. He joined Joventut in 2005 from Amsterdam. Henk Norel played for Dutch National Team in Qualifications to European Championships Division B 2011. He exploded with 26.7 ppg, 11 rpg and 3.3 apg for 3 games. Norel also played for his country at the European Championships Division B -09. There, he had 8.8 ppg and 3.3 rpg.

EuroCup: Rudupis taste EuroCup success - by Eurobasket News
Groningen - Rudupis 77:82

Rudupis successfully debuted in EuroCup. They overcame Groningen on the road to take the first win in Group C. Gediminas Orelikas (199-G/F-90) scored 22 points, grabbed 6 boards and issued 4 assists to lead the effort.
Gediminas Orelikas unloaded 10 ponts in the first quarter as Rudupis earned a 22:19 lead. They went on a 16:2 run early in the second quarter to clear off. Rudupis enjoyed a 43:30 halftime lead. The Lithuanian team kept in charge throughout the third term. They posted a 61:50 advantage with ten minutes remaining. The Flames however went on a 7:0 run early in the final period to cut the deficit. The hosts got within three points late in regulation 75:78. But Dainius Salenga (197-F-77) and Simas Buterlevicius (200-F-89) went deadly from the line in the final seconds and sealed the win for Rudupis. Simas Buterlevicius scored 13 points, while Dainius Salenga had 12 in the victory. David Bell (186-G-81) responded with 18 points for Rudupis. Jason Dourisseau (196-G-83, college: Nebraska) netted 16 points and 9 rebounds in the loss.

Groningen: David Bell 18, Jason Dourisseau 16
Rudupis: Gediminas Orelikas 22, Simas Buterlevicius 13, Dainius Salenga 12


EuroChallenge: ZZ Leiden turn back BG Gottingen - by Eurobasket News
BG Gottingen-ZZ Leiden 71:80

ZZ Leiden turned back BG Gottingen in day 2 of EuroChallenge. The Dutch team grabbed 81:70 win for 1-1 record in Group B.
The guests scored the first 5 points in the game and Gabe Kennedy (205-F/C-81, agency: R.H.Consultancy, college: UAB) later brought 9:1. Jevohn Shepherd (196-F-86, college: Michigan) scored for 16:8 and he closed the period at 20:10. It looked that ZZ Leiden controlled the game as they wanted as they had 40:31 halftime advantage. Thomas Jackson (175-PG-80, agency: 011 Sports, college: Butler) brought 44:34, while Sean Cunningham (188-G-86, agency: R.H.Consultancy, college: Cal-Riverside) nailed three for 53:45. BG Gottingen did not however give up and bounced back for 59:55 as Raymond Sykes (206-F/C-86, college: Clemson) made a jump shot. Roberto Mafra (206-F/C-85, college: San Diego) scored for 69:64 but that was all the German team could do. Slagter and Thomas Jackson made 4 free throws at the end for the final win.
Gabe Kennedy poured in 22 points and Jevohn Shepherd posted 16. Thomas Jackson notched 11 and Sean Cunningham delivered 10. Raymond Sykes produced 18 points in the losing effort and Louis Dale (180-G-88, college: Cornell) added 14. Paris Horne (191-G-87, college: St.John's) and Roberto Mafra posted 11 points each in defeat.

BG Gottingen: Raymond Sykes 18, Louis Dale 14, Paris Horne 11, Roberto Mafra 11
ZZ Leiden: Gabe Kennedy 22, Jevohn Shepherd 16, Thomas Jackson 11, Sean Cunningham 10


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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. Kaposvari 2-4 
 11. Marso NYKK 2-4 
 12. FS Debrecen 1-5 
 13. Szedeak 1-5 
 14. ZTE KK 0-6 


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. Raivio, Kaposvari22.2 
 4. Ingram, FS Debre.22.2 
 5. Jones, Jaszberenyi21.7 
 6. Miskovic, Marso N.21.0 
 7. Williams, Atomeromu19.8 
 8. Townes, Kormend19.3 
 9. Bell, Kormend19.2 
 10. Ciric, PVSK P.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.10.3 
 5. Ivosev, Szedeak10.2 
 6. Pantelic, Falco-Sz.9.8 
 7. Townes, Kormend8.7 
 8. Raivio, Kaposvari8.5 
 9. Bader, Szolnok8.0 
 10. Fey, Kaposvari8.0 
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, Kaposvari5.7 
 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. Wilson, Kaposvari2.7 
 5. Levy, Szedeak2.7 
 6. Ivosev, Szedeak2.5 
 7. Baki, ZTE K.2.5 
 8. Raivio, Kaposvari2.3 
 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. Hines, ZTE K.1.3 
 6. Levy, Szedeak1.3 
 7. Morgen, Atomeromu1.3 
 8. Miskovic, Marso N.1.3 
 9. Chism, Albacomp1.3 
 10. Ivosev, Szedeak1.0 


EuroChallenge: BK Ventspils beat Atomeromu SE to tie all records in Group D - by Eurobasket News
BK Ventspils-Atomeromu SE 69:56

BK Ventspils beat Atomeromu SE to tie all records in Group D of EuroChallenge. The Latvian team needed 69:56, while Nizhniy Novgorod edged Khimik Yuzhny to open Round 2 with the win.
The situation in the group became more exciting after Day 2. Both teams celebrated one win each as BK Ventspils started strong in the game. Jahmar Young (196-G-86, college: N.Mexico St.) scored for 18:9 and Laksa followed him from the perimeter for 21:13. The Hungarian team however looked better in the second quarter and Wilson tied the game at 23:23. Moreover Donald Cole (204-C-81, agency: Edge Sports, college: Sam Houston St.) tasted 27:23 advantage with the guests and Meiers scored for 30:27 at the halftime. The end of the third frame was a nightmare for Atomeromu SE as they could not score for about 7 minutes. Trailing 34:40 the hosts erupted for 47:40 to finish the frame with 13-0 run. Moreover Steven Gray (195-G-89, college: Gonzaga) gave the Baltic side 49:40 as the run was increased to 15. Arturs Berzins (204-C-88, agency: FCM) later closed the game at 69:56 for the initial win so far with his side.
Jahmar Young paced all the winners with 23 points and Steven Gray brought 14. Sam Willard (205-F, college: Pacific) collected 9 points and 11 rebounds in defeat and Arturs Berzins notched 8. Donald Cole ended up with 19 points in defeat, whilst Lorenzo Williams (191-G-84, agency: Court Side, college: Rice) delivered 13.

BK Ventspils: Jahmar Young 23, Steven Gray 14, Sam Willard 9+11 rebs, Arturs Berzins 8
Atomeromu SE: Donald Cole 19, Lorenzo Williams 13


A Division Round 6: Kormend loses the game and top position - by Eurobasket News
There was a change at the A Division leadership position after last games. Round 6 most important game was a defeat of league's leader Kormend (5-1). They were edged by fourth ranked Albacomp (5-1) 72-69 on Saturday night. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Kormend. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The hosts trailed by 7 points after three quarters before their 18-8 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Americans were the main players on the court. Forward Damian Hollis (203-F-88, college: Geo.Washington) scored 21 points and 9 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and swingman Muhammad El Amin (196-87, college: Stony Brook) chipped in 18 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was power forward Darian Townes (208-84) with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 15 rebounds. Albacomp keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 4 other teams including defeated Kormend. Kormend will play next round against FS Debrecen trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Albacomp will try to continue on its current victory against ninth ranked Jaszberenyi on the road.
Undefeated Szolnok (5-1) recorded its first loss on the court of eighth ranked Soproni. Visitors were defeated by Soproni 80-72. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Szolnok. American guard Janou Rubin (193-82, college: UCLA) notched 14 points and 7 rebounds to lead the effort and Dontay Thomas supported him with 16 points and 4 assists. Even a double-double of 25 points and 10 rebounds (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) by the former international center Marton Bader (212-80, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) did not help to save the game for Szolnok. Szolnok's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Soproni (3-3) moved-up to seventh place. Szolnok at the other side still keeps top position with one game lost. They share it with 4 other teams. Soproni will play against league's second-placed Falco-Szova in Szombathely in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Szolnok will play at home against PVSK Pannon in Pecs and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Bottom-ranked ZTE KK (0-6) is still winless. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their sixth consecutive match to eleventh ranked Kaposvari (2-4) 77-74 on Sunday evening. Americans were the main players on the court also this time. The best player for the winners was Nik Raivio who had a double-double by scoring 29 points and 11 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was Chris Hines who recorded a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds. Kaposvari moved-up to eighth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Defending champion ZTE KK still closes the standings with six games lost. Kaposvari will meet at home higher ranked Atomeromu (#6) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. ZTE KK will play against Marso NYKK (#11) in Nyiregyhaza and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Twelfth ranked PVSK Pannon (2-4) crushed at home higher ranked Marso NYKK (2-4) by 45 points 101-56, which is the biggest margin this round. It was a good game for Jara Doyne who led his team to a victory with 23 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. PVSK Pannon moved-up to eighth place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Marso NYKK. PVSK Pannon's next round opponent will be higher ranked Szolnok (#3) in Szolnok and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.

There were no shocking results in the other games in round 6: Jaszberenyi was destroyed by Atomeromu on the opponent's court 73-52. Falco-Szova outscored Szedeak in a home game 104-80. FS Debrecen was rolled over Kecskemeti on the road 94-65.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 30 points and 10 assists by Laszlo Kalman of Falco-Szova.


PVSK Pannon - Marso NYKK 101-56

Twelfth ranked PVSK Pannon (2-4) crushed at home higher ranked Marso NYKK (2-4) by 45 points 101-56, which is the biggest margin this round. The game without a history. PVSK Pannon led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. PVSK Pannon outrebounded Marso NYKK 42-23 including a 28-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a good game for American swingman Jara Doyne (193-84, college: Mississippi) who led his team to a victory with 23 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Power forward Janos Eilingsfeld (198-91, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) contributed with 20 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Four PVSK Pannon players scored in double figures. Serbian power forward Ivan Miskovic (203-84, college: Alaska-Fairb.) replied with 20 points and 5 rebounds and forward Mate Mohacsi (192-90) added 10 points in the effort for Marso NYKK. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. PVSK Pannon moved-up to eighth place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Marso NYKK. PVSK Pannon's next round opponent will be higher ranked Szolnok (#3) in Szolnok and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
Top scorers:
PVSK Pannon: J.Doyne 23+5reb+6ast, J.Eilingsfeld 20+8reb, A.Ciric 20+5reb+2ast, N.Vasojevic 12+5reb+6ast, N.Toth 7+7reb+2ast, P.Kovacs 6
Marso NYKK: I.Miskovic 20+5reb+1ast, M.Mohacsi 10+3reb, L.Polyak 8+4reb, S.Fekete 7+2reb+3ast, I.Pap 4+2reb+1ast, M.Varga 3+1reb
gschID: 146649


Atomeromu - Jaszberenyi 73-52

Rather expected game in Paks where 9th ranked Jaszberenyi (2-4) was crushed by sixth ranked Atomeromu (4-2) 73-52. The game was mostly controlled by Atomeromu. Jaszberenyi was better in third quarter 11-10. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a good game for power forward Ferdinand Morgen (206-90) who led his team to a victory with 14 points and 8 rebounds. American guard Lorenzo Williams (191-84, college: Rice, agency: Court Side) contributed with 12 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Atomeromu's coach Peter Volgyi felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American center Jonathan Jones (211-79, agency: TSS Management) replied with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 24 rebounds and his fellow American import guard Jibril Hodges (188-84, college: Long Beach St.) added 13 points and 4 assists in the effort for Jaszberenyi. Atomeromu maintains sixth position with 4-2 record. Newly promoted Jaszberenyi dropped to the eighth place with four games lost. Atomeromu's next round opponent will be Kaposvari (#10) on the road. Jaszberenyi will play against the league's leader Albacomp in Szekesfehervar.
Top scorers:
Atomeromu: F.Morgen 14+8reb+2ast, L.Williams 12+5reb+3ast, D.Cole 10+7reb+1ast, G.Koertelyesi 9+5reb+4ast, A.Toth 7+6reb, D.Vojvoda 6+2reb
Jaszberenyi: J.Jones 14+24reb, J.Hodges 13+2reb+4ast, Z.Wehner 10+2reb, L.Dawson 6+7reb, B.Horti 6+5reb+2ast, G.Fulop 2+2reb+1ast
gschID: 146650


Albacomp - Kormend 72-69

There was a change at the A Division leadership position after last games. Round 6 most important game was a defeat of league's leader Kormend (5-1). They were edged by fourth ranked Albacomp (5-1) 72-69 on Saturday night. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Kormend. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The hosts trailed by 7 points after three quarters before their 18-8 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Americans were the main players on the court. Forward Damian Hollis (203-88, college: Geo.Washington) scored 21 points and 9 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and swingman Muhammad El Amin (196-87, college: Stony Brook) chipped in 18 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. Four Albacomp players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was power forward Darian Townes (208-84) with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 15 rebounds and forward Rashad Bell (201-82, college: Boston U.) scored 13 points and 6 rebounds. Albacomp keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 4 other teams including defeated Kormend. Kormend will play next round against FS Debrecen trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Albacomp will try to continue on its current victory against ninth ranked Jaszberenyi on the road.
Top scorers:
Albacomp: D.Hollis 21+9reb+1ast, M.El Amin 18+7reb+2ast, W.Chism 12+11reb+2ast, B.Simon 11+2reb+5ast, A.Keller 8+8reb+1ast, Z.Supola 2
Kormend: D.Townes 17+15reb, I.Nemeth 13+1reb+2ast, R.Bell 13+6reb, C.Ferencz 8+3reb+1ast, K.Powell 7+4reb+2ast, A.Rujak 4+3reb+6ast
gschID: 146651


Soproni - Szolnok 80-72

Undefeated Szolnok (5-1) recorded its first loss on the court of eighth ranked Soproni. Visitors were defeated by Soproni 80-72. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Szolnok. Szolnok was ahead by 2 points at the halftime before a 22-11 third quarter run of Soproni. Szolnok was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. American guard Janou Rubin (193-82, college: UCLA) notched 14 points and 7 rebounds to lead the effort and the other American import guard Dontay Thomas (186-84, college: La Salle) supported him with 16 points and 4 assists. Four Soproni players scored in double figures. Even a double-double of 25 points and 10 rebounds (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) by the former international center Marton Bader (212-80, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) did not help to save the game for Szolnok. International guard Obie Trotter (186-84, college: Alabama A&M, agency: Court Side) added 16 points and 6 rebounds. Szolnok's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Soproni (3-3) moved-up to seventh place. Szolnok at the other side still keeps top position with one game lost. They share it with 4 other teams. Soproni will play against league's second-placed Falco-Szova in Szombathely in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Szolnok will play at home against PVSK Pannon in Pecs and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Soproni: B.Egemonye 18+6reb, D.Thomas 16+4reb+4ast, A.Molnar 14+5reb+2ast, J.Rubin 14+7reb+3ast, R.Keresztes 8+4reb, G.Gombas 4+3reb
Szolnok: M.Bader 25+10reb, O.Trotter 16+6reb+2ast, H.Nikolov 9+5reb+1ast, J.Mills 6+7reb+4ast, G.Soos 6+1reb, B.Gay 5+2reb
gschID: 146652


ZTE KK - Kaposvari 74-77

Bottom-ranked ZTE KK (0-6) is still winless. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their sixth consecutive match to eleventh ranked Kaposvari (2-4) 77-74 on Sunday evening. The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 23-12. But ZTE KK won second period 20-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Americans were the main players on the court also this time. The best player for the winners was guard Nik Raivio (192-86, college: Portland, agency: Priority Sports) who had a double-double by scoring 29 points and 11 rebounds. point guard Josh Wilson (188-87, college: N.Arizona, agency: Hightower Law Firm) chipped in 20 points and 5 assists. Wilson is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. At the other side the best for losing team was forward Chris Hines (203, college: Alabama, agency: Court Side) who recorded a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds and swingman Tim Whitworth (198-81, college: Drexel, agency: Limelight Hoops) added 22 points and 5 rebounds respectively. Kaposvari moved-up to eighth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Defending champion ZTE KK still closes the standings with six games lost. Kaposvari will meet at home higher ranked Atomeromu (#6) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. ZTE KK will play against Marso NYKK (#11) in Nyiregyhaza and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Kaposvari: N.Raivio 29+11reb+2ast, J.Wilson 20+5ast, J.Lekli 13+6reb+1ast, B.Szoke 9+3reb+1ast, M.Fey 6+8reb, B.Biro 0
ZTE KK: T.Whitworth 22+5reb+1ast, B.Perine 18+3reb+2ast, C.Hines 18+10reb+1ast, G.Toth 7+7reb+1ast, D.Gaspar 4+2reb, D.Kertesz 3
gschID: 146653


Falco-Szova - Szedeak 104-80

Very predictable result in Szombathely where fourth ranked Falco-Szova (5-1) smashed 13th ranked Szedeak (1-5) 104-80. The game was mostly controlled by Falco-Szova. Szedeak was better in second period 20-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Falco-Szova dominated down low during the game scoring 70 of its points in the paint compared to Szedeak's 40 and made 22-of-25 charity shots (88.0 percent) during the game. It was a good game for the former international guard Laszlo Kalman (186-72, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 30 points and 10 assists. American guard Chad Timberlake (194-84, college: Fairleigh Dickinson) contributed with 34 points (!!!) and 8 rebounds for the winners. Serbian Tomislav Ivosev replied with 23 points and 7 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) and Serbian power forward Nebojsa Dukic (206-85) added 20 points in the effort for Szedeak. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Falco-Szova have a solid three-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with 4 other teams. Newly promoted Szedeak dropped to the twelfth place with five games lost. Falco-Szova's next round opponent will be Soproni (#7) on the road where they are favorite. Szedeak will play against Kecskemeti (#5).
Top scorers:
Falco-Szova: C.Timberlake 34+8reb, L.Kalman 30+2reb+10ast, D.Pantelic 15+11reb+1ast, Z.Szabo 10+4reb+4ast, B.Jancikin 7+3reb+1ast, M.Szanati 6+2reb+2ast
Szedeak: T.Ivosev 23+7reb+2ast, N.Dukic 20+4reb+3ast, J.Levy 11+6reb+1ast, Z.Kiss 11+1reb+2ast, G.Drahos 5+1reb+7ast, A.Tanacs 4
gschID: 146647


Kecskemeti - FS Debrecen 94-65

Not a big story in a game when 11th ranked FS Debrecen (1-5) was rolled over on the road by fifth ranked Kecskemeti (5-1) 94-65. The game was mostly controlled by Kecskemeti. FS Debrecen was better in second period 19-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 24-of-27 charity shots (88.9 percent) during the game. Kecskemeti forced 24 FS Debrecen turnovers. It was a good game for Serbian guard Ivan Vukadinov (193-81) who led his team to a victory with 22 points (went 12 for 12 at the free throw line !!!). The former international guard Krisztian Wittmann (185-85, agency: FCM) contributed with 15 points, 5 assists and 5 steals for the winners. Five Kecskemeti players scored in double figures. American point guard Justin Ingram (185-85, college: Toledo) replied with 24 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists (went 11 for 11 at the free throw line !!!) and power forward Miklos Szabo (206-86, college: Hofstra) added 16 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for FS Debrecen. Kecskemeti keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 4 other teams. FS Debrecen lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the twelfth place with five games lost. Kecskemeti's next round opponent will be Szedeak (#13) in Szeged which should be another easy win for them. FS Debrecen will play at home against Kormend.
Top scorers:
Kecskemeti: I.Vukadinov 22+2reb+1ast, K.Wittmann 15+4reb+5ast, G.Radonjic 14+6reb, T.Kelley 13+3reb+1ast, G.Hegedus 12+2reb, Z.Bencze 9+1reb
FS Debrecen: J.Ingram 24+7reb+6ast, M.Szabo 16+10reb+1ast, C.Kaluha 10+3reb+2ast, M.Modzinger 7+3reb, D.Takacs 6+3reb, K.Izzo 2+5reb+1ast
gschID: 146648




A Division round 6 best performance: Laszlo Kalman - by Eurobasket News
Former international guard Laszlo Kalman (186-G-72, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for second-ranked Falco-Szova, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 6.
The 39-year old player got a double-double of 30 points and 10 assists, while his team crushed Szedeak (#13, 1-5) with 24-point margin 104-80. Falco-Szova is placed at 2nd position in A Division. They are still close to the very top. Falco-Szova would have been even better if they kept winning the games like in the last round. They have a solid 5-1 record. In the team's last game Kalman had a remarkable 71.4% from 2-point range. He has many years of experience at Falco-Szova, through which he has constantly improved. Laszlo Kalman has solid league stats. He is league's best passer with 7.5apg. Kalman is in league's top in and averages impressive 60.5% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 25-year old American Nik Raivio (192-G-86, agency: Priority Sports) of Kaposvari. Raivio had a very good evening with a double-double of 29 points and 11 rebounds. It was enough for Kaposvari to edge ZTE KK (#14, 0-6) 77-74. The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. But Kaposvari managed to improve slightly their position in standings taking 10th place. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 2-4 record. Raivio is a newcomer at Kaposvari, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 20.8ppg (#6). He also registered 8.0 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was former international center Marton Bader (212-C-80, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) of Szolnok (#3). Bader scored 25 points and grabbed ten rebounds. Despite Bader's great performance Szolnok lost 72-80 to the lower-ranked Soproni (#7, 3-3). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. Szolnok had another "accident". It may be a crucial game and cause dropping from the group of top ranked teams. The record is still good, but 1st lost game is hopefully really an accident. Bader's teammates are also very good. That's why having such high stats is even more impressive. Bader has a great season in Hungary. After only 6 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 8.0rpg (9th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Chad Timberlake (194-G-84) of Falco-Szova - 34 points and 8 rebounds
5. Jara Doyne (193-G/F-84) of PVSK Pannon - 23 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists
6. Tomislav Ivosev) of Szedeak - 23 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Djordje Pantelic (204-F-84) of Falco-Szova - 15 points and 11 rebounds
8. Tim Whitworth (198-G/F-81) of ZTE KK - 22 points and 5 rebounds
9. Justin Ingram (185-PG-85) of FS Debrecen - 24 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists
10. Jonathan Jones (211-C-79) of Jaszberenyi - 14 points and 24 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)


EuroChallenge: Peavy erupted for the Dragons win - by Eurobasket News
Artland Dragons- Szolnoki Olaj 86:78

Nathan Peavy (203-F-85, college: Miami, OH) erupted for the Dragons win as Artland Dragons overcame Szolnoki Olaj in Germany. The hosts grabbed 86:78 victory in Group H of EuroChallenge.
Artland Dragons opened the game with 25-15 in the first period and never looked behind after. The German side added 23-20 in the second frame for 13-point halftime advantage. In the third quarter both sides nailed 14 points each that remained the same difference after 30 minutes. Szolnoki Olaj bounced back with 29-24 in the last stanza and managed to cut it to 8 points at the end.
Nathan Peavy top-scored for the winners with 32 points and Anthony Hilliard (193-G/F-86, college: Elizabeth City) netted 13. Anthony King (206-F/C-85, agency: Anthony Hilliard%20Anthony&AgencyNm=Interperformances'>Interperformances, college: Miami, FL) scored 10, while Adam Hess (201-G/F-81, college: William & Mary) added 9. Obie Trotter (186-G-84, agency: Court Side, college: Alabama A&M) delivered 18 points in the losing effort and Marton Bader (212-C-80, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) collected 16 points and 12 rebounds.
Shooting percentage: Artland Dragons - 58.5%, Szolnoki Olaj - 41.5%.

Artland Dragons: Nathan Peavy 32, Anthony Hilliard 13, Anthony King 10, Adam Hess 9
Szolnoki Olaj: Obie Trotter 18, Marton Bader 16+12 rebs, Julien Mills (193-G/F-85, college: Ball St.) 14


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


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Around Europe - by Siggi Hjorleifsson
Update on Icelandic players playing pro in Europe

Sweden.
Sundsvall beat Eco Orebro 92-79. Sundsvall playing without Hlynur Baeringsson second game in a row with back injury. Jakob Sigurdarson 24 points, 3 rebs and 2 assist. Pavel Ermolinskij 20pts, 7 rebs, 3 assist.
Jamtland 89 Norrkoping 98. Brynjar Bjornsson 11 pts 5 boards & 5 assist.
LF Basket 89 08 Stockholm 8 Helgi Magnusson 17, 2 rebs and assist.
Solna 89 Uppsala 85 in overtime. Logi Gunnarsson 18 pts, 1 rebs & 5 assist
Germany
MBC won Web Moetel 98-94. Hordur Vilhjalmsson 3 rebs, 4 assist, 1 steal
Spain.Haukur Palsson did not get on court when Assignia Mnares lost to Lagun Aro
Jon Stefansson scored 13 points and 1 rebounds in Cai Zaragoza win over Murcia 67-59


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SEA Games 2011. Indonesia defeat Malaysia for second win in Jakarta - by Eurobasket News
Indonesia - Malaysia 59:45

Indonesia edged Malaysia on the second day of action at 2011 SEA Games in Jakarta. The hosts thus climbed at 2-0 record on top of Group B. Amin Prihantono (188-F-82) scored 12 points to pace the winners. Malaysia dropped at 1-1 record.
Indonesia limited their opponents to just 9 points in the first frame to take a 6-point lead. The home team went o a 24:8 rally in the second term to take a comfortable 22-point lead with one quarter remaining. Malaysia however showed character stiffing their defence and cutting the deficit back to 15 points at the final break. They held Indonesia to 11 points in the fourth term but came up short of victory at the end. Andi Poedjakesuma (187-F-80) notched 11 points and 11 rebounds for the hosts. Prawirro and Rony Gunawan (194-F/C-80) netted 10 points apiece in the win. Chin Hong Wong responded with 12 points and 9 rebounds for Malaysia. Shee Fai Loh (192-G/F-89) had 8 points in the losing case.

Indonesia: Amin Prihantono 12, Andi Poedjakesuma 11+11 boards, Xaverius Prawiro (184-G/F-86) 10, Rony Gunawan 10
Malaysia: Chin Hong Wong 12, Shee Fai Loh 8


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U18 WABA Championship: Iran topple Syria to clinch the crown - by Eurobasket News
Iran U18 - Syria U18 87:57

Iran claimed the title at the U18 WABA Championship in Tehran. The hosts overcame Syria on the final day of the tournament to finish it undefeated. Sajjad Mashayekhi (180-PG-94) nailed 34 points and grabbed 7 rebounds to pace the winners. Syria finished at 2-2 record in the third position in the ladder.
Iran dominated from start to finish. They recorded a 25:8 lead after ten minutes of action. They maintained the advantage throughout the second quarter. The hosts arrived at the interval up by 29 points 45:16. Syria got within 19 points with one quarter remaining 43:62. But Iran kept the situation under control and raced to a comfortable win at the end. Vahid Dalirzhan scored 20 points, while Mozafarivanani added 9 points in the victory. Ockba Baghajati (182-G-94) responded with 15 points for Syria. Mtarek Alzaim notched 14 points in the loss.

Iran U18: Sajjad Mashayekhi 34, Vahid Dalirzhan 20, Mozafarivanani 9
Syria U18: Ockba Baghajati 15, Mtarek Alzaim 14


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. Zanjan 2-3 
 8. Sanaye Petrochimi 2-3 
 9. Gorgan 1-3 
 10. Saman Bank 1-4 
 11. Shiraz a.s Pipe 1-4 
 12. Jahesh 0-5 


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Jermaine Jackson Re-signs with Maccabi Haifa - by David Pick
Despite last night's 104:94 home victory over Netanya, Maccabi Haifa felt it needed more back-court depth, announcing today (Tuesday) they have re-signed former NBA point guard Jermaine Jackson for the remainder of the 2011/12 season.

Jackson, (35) played 14-regular season games last year with Haifa, posting averages of 12 points, 6 assists and 3.2 rebounds per game. During the best-of-five relegation round against Ashkelon, Jackson played a major factor in winning the series, improving his averages to 12.3 points, 8.8 assists and 5.8 rebounds, as Haifa completed a 3-1 series victory.
'I'm looking forward to having Jermaine back with us, as he's a natural leader and knows our system,' said Haifa's Head Coach Mickey Gora adding 'Jermaine knows how to control the tempo of the game and will make our talented team even better.'

Jackson joins a full Haifa roster featuring six Americans (Sean Williams, Carlos Powell, Tyler Wilkerson (injured), Jeremy Wise and Qyntel Woods) while only four can suit up each game. Except changes to be made.

Follow David Pick on Twitter: @DubiPick



EuroCup: BC Donetsk hold off Jerusalem in Ukraine - by Eurobasket News
BC Donetsk - Hapoel Jerusalem 80:71

BC Donetsk celebrated the first win at EuroCup regular season. They shot down visiting Hapoel Jerusalem in Group A opener. Dmytro Gliebov (198-F-88, agency: Beo Basket) notched 15 points to pace the winners.
BC Donetsk led by three points after a close first frame 23:20. Jerusalem denied the deficit in the second quarter but BC Donetsk persisted and grabbed a 40:34 halftime advantage. Jerusalem stayed close as they tied things up again at 43. But the hosts went on another run to take a 9-point lead with one quarter to go 63:54. BC Donetsk did not allow the Israeli team closer than 5 points throughout the final period and raced to the victory at the end. Vule Avdalovic (189-PG-81, agency: Beo Basket) posted 14 points, while Ramel Curry (192-G-80, college: CSU Bakersfield) added 11 points in the win. D.J. Strawberry (196-G-85, college: Maryland) responded with 22 points for Jerusalem. Yuval Naimy (188-PG-85) had 17 points in the loss.

BC Donetsk: Dmytro Gliebov 15, Vule Avdalovic 14, Ramel Curry 11
Jerusalem: D.J. Strawberry 22, Yuval Naimy 17


Best players of Premier League round 5 - by Eurobasket News
American Derwin Kitchen (193-G-86, agency: VVG Sports) had an amazing evening in the last round for Maccabi Rishon and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 5.
The 25-year old guard had a double-double of 23 points and eighteen rebounds, while his team lost the game against Galil Gilboa (#4, 3-2) 83-88. Maccabi Rishon moved-up to the 6th position in the Israeli Premier League. Maccabi Rishon is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. But it was their 2nd lost game this season out of 4 games. Kitchen turned to be Maccabi Rishon's top player in his first season with the team. Florida State University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Kitchen is in league's top in rebounds (2nd best: 10.5rpg) and averages solid 2.3spg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 25-year old American power forward Bryant Dunston (202-F/C-86) of Hapoel Holon. Dunston impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 23 points and 16 rebounds. Bad luck as Hapoel Holon was edged in overtime by the higher-ranked Ironi Ashkelon (#2, 4-1) 91-87. Hapoel Holon is still in a red zone at 7th spot in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 2-3 record. Dunston is a newcomer at Hapoel Holon and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders.

The third best performed player last round was American swingman Sylven Landesberg (198-F/G-90) of Maccabi Haifa (#8). Landesberg got into 30-points club by scoring 35 points in the last round. He went also for eight rebounds . He was a key player of Maccabi Haifa, leading his team to a 104-94 win against Elitzur Netanya (#11, 0-4). The chances of Maccabi Haifa ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 3 games, recording just two victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Landesberg could help Maccabi Haifa to bring them higher in the standings. Landesberg has a great season in Israel. After only 5 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 26.4ppg (best scorer). Sylven Landesberg has also Israeli passport and can play in the league with a status of domestic player.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Dwayne Mitchell (196-G/F-82) of Ironi Ashkelon - 23 points, 12 rebounds and 8 assists
5. Christian Burns (203-F-85) of Elitzur Netanya - 28 points and 5 rebounds
6. J.Raymar Morgan (202-F/C-88) of Ironi Ashkelon - 21 points and 15 rebounds
7. Sean Williams (208-F-86) of Maccabi Haifa - 16 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists
8. LaceDarius Dunn (193-G-87) of Bnei Hasharon - 29 points and 6 rebounds
9. Chris Thomas (186-PG-82) of Galil Gilboa - 22 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists
10. Rashaun Freeman (206-C/F-84) of B.C. Habikaa - 19 points, 4 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)


Loto League Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Sylven LANDESBERG
  Maccab.
  (198-F/G-90)
  Avg: 26.4
 1. Landesberg, Macca.26.4 
 2. Banks, Elitzur23.7 
 3. Bradley, Maccabi23.5 
 4. Hickson, Bnei H.20.0 
 5. Dunn, Bnei Hashar.19.6 
 6. Carter, Bnei H.19.4 
 7. Crawford, Maccab.19.3 
 8. Powell, Maccabi Ha.19.2 
 9. Morgan, Ironi A.19.0 
 10. Delaney, B.C. H.18.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Bryant DUNSTON
  Hapoel H.
  (202-F/C-86)
  Avg: 11.4
 1. Dunston, Hapoel H.11.4 
 2. Kitchen, Maccabi10.5 
 3. Tyus, Maccabi9.5 
 4. Dowell, B.C. H.9.3 
 5. Freeman, B.C. H.9.0 
 6. Bowman, Maccabi8.8 
 7. Morgan, Ironi A.8.8 
 8. Mitchell, Ironi A.8.0 
 9. Williams, Maccabi7.6 
 10. Randle, Hapoel J.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Moran ROTH
  Hapoel Holon
  (183-PG-82)
  Avg: 9
 1. Roth, Hapoel Holon9.0 
 2. Pargo, Maccabi T-A8.0 
 3. Randle, Elitzur8.0 
 4. Tapiro, Maccabi7.3 
 5. Ohayon, Maccabi5.8 
 6. Powell, Maccabi Ha.5.6 
 7. Thomas, Galil Gilb.5.5 
 8. Mitchell, Ironi A.5.4 
 9. Carter, Bnei H.5.4 
 10. Hickson, Bnei H.5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Raviv LIMONAD
  Ironi A.
  (192-G-84)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Limonad, Ironi A.3.8 
 2. Pinnock, B.C. H.2.8 
 3. Delaney, B.C. H.2.8 
 4. Bradley, Maccabi2.5 
 5. Ohayon, Maccabi2.3 
 6. Banks, Elitzur2.3 
 7. Kitchen, Maccabi2.3 
 8. Harush, Hapoel H.2.2 
 9. Burns, Elitzur2.0 
 10. Ben-Chimol, Macca.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Sean WILLIAMS
  Maccabi .
  (208-F-86)
  Avg: 4.4
 1. Williams, Maccabi4.4 
 2. Uter, Maccabi3.0 
 3. Schortsaniti., Mac.2.0 
 4. Hendrix, Maccabi1.7 
 5. Dunston, Hapoel H.1.4 
 6. Sullivan, Hapoel H.1.4 
 7. Dowell, B.C. H.1.3 
 8. Tyus, Maccabi1.3 
 9. Powell, Maccabi Ha.1.2 
 10. Varnado, Hapoel J.1.2 


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 


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Novipiu Casale Monferrato tabs Mustafa Shakur - by Giovanni Bargna
Novipiu Casale Monferrato announced a new point guard this morning. Mustafa Shakur (190-PG-84, college: Arizona) had a shining college career at the Arizona Wildcats the flew to europe joining Asseco Prokom Gdynia in Poland helping the team getting the league title. He also appeared in the euroleague with the polish team.
The player from Philadelphia was signed by Caja Laboral Vitoria then and played in the ACB and euroleague in 2008-2009 season before having a short experience in Greece with Panellinios.
In early 2011 Shakur had his debut in the NBA with the washington wizards before coming back to Europe. Five games for him at Elan Bearnais Pau-Lacq-Orthez, France, this season where he averaged 10.6 ppg, 4.8 rpg and 4.4 assists per game.
Mustafa Shakur will join his new team this week. He will meet Garrett Temple and Matt Janning in Casale. They were all teammates at Rio Grande Valley in the D-League.


Nazionale A round 9 best performance: Jacopo Borra - by Eurobasket News
Former international center Jacopo Borra (212-C-90) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Treviglio, receiving a Eurobasket.com Nazionale A Player of the Week award for round 9.
The 21-year old player had a double-double of 12 points and 12 rebounds, while his team beat Torino (#2, 7-2) 69-59. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Treviglio maintains the 4th position in Nazionale A. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Treviglio will need more victories to improve their 6-3 record. It's Borra's second year at Treviglio and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Jacopo Borra averages this season 8.7ppg and 7.3rpg.

The second best player in last round's games was 30-year old former international swingman Simone Cotani (201-G/F-81) of Castelletto. Cotani had a very good evening with a double-double of 27 points and 11 rebounds. Bad luck as Castelletto lost that game 68-80 to the higher-ranked Trento (#3, 5-4). Castelletto managed to keep the same 6th spot in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 3-6 record. Cotani is a newcomer at Castelletto, but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was former international guard Marco Evangelisti (198-G-84) of league's second-best Recanati. Evangelisti scored 26 points and grabbed six rebounds. Despite Evangelisti's great performance Recanati lost 76-80 to the lower-ranked Matera (#6, 3-6). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing Recanati needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 5 victories and 4 lost games. Evangelisti has a great season in Italy. After only 9 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 19.8ppg (best scorer).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Giorgio Sgobba (202-F-92) of Fabriano - 23 points and 8 rebounds
5. Bernardo Musso (192-G-86) of Napoli - 25 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Amedeo Tessitori (203-C-94) of Comsum.it SI - 27 points and 9 rebounds
7. Manuel Carrizo (198-G/F-80) of Ferentino - 24 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Giovanni Rugolo (196-G/F-81) of San Severo - 24 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Franco Prelazzi (205-F/C-79) of Omegna - 21 points and 6 rebounds
10. Andrea Quarisa (202-F/C-92) of Latina Basket - 13 points and 11 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)


Mihalis Kakiouzis joins Vanoli Cremona - by Eurobasket News
Mihalis Kakiouzis (206-C-76) is back to Italy. The experienced Greek PF penned a deal with Vanoli Cremona for rest of the season. He spent the last one with French Le Mans. Kakiouzis appeared 21 times for the club in ProA averaging 9 points and 4.2 rebounds. He also added 7.3 ppg and 3.9 rpg for 8 games in EuroCup. In 2009/10, Mihalis Kakiouzis played for Aris and one year before that he was a member of Efes Pilsen. In the past, the power forward played for Cajasol, Barcelona and AEK Athens. From 2003 to 2005, Mihalis Kakiouzis was a member of Montepaschi Siena. They won the SerieA title together in 2004. Kakiouzis played for the Greek NT from 1995 to 2007.

Terrell McIntyre retires from basketball? - by Giovanni Bargna
The owner of Virtus Bologna Sabatini talked about this last week and now it's the player himself speaking about his injury with an interview released after last game.
Bologna defeated Varese 74-63 in italian league round 6. Terrell McIntyre (175-G-77, college: Clemson) scored 16 points starting from the bench in that game and we all hoped this meant he was recovering from that trouble, but the good performance came because he's one of the best players appeared in the italian league in the last ten years and not because the hip doesn't hurt anymore.
The american point-guard has always approached to all the situations in a very professional way and that's how he's doing now facing an hip injury but doing the best he can to help the team. Bologna will play against Montegranaro next week and then stop for two weeks (due to the 17 teams schedule arranged). The player said he's feeling pain but trying to keep on playing and he's waiting for a definitive medical diagnosis before making any decision. Anyway it seems clear that this could have been his last game with the black and white jersey of Virtus. The worst scenario, already considered by Terrell, should be retiring immediately to preserve his future health.
A couple of things seem significant in order to clarify the situation. Before last buzzer coach Finelli called him to the bench as all the supporters could tribute him a standing ovation last Sunday, then Virtus Bologna inked Luca Vitali yesterday. No doubt about his role, he will replace Terrell McIntyre at the point and share the effort with Petteri Koponen.
It's not known if the game against Varese will be the last of a great career or the last for awhile. What's unquestionable is that Terrell McIntyre is one of the best players ever appeared in the italian league and he couldn't be identified as a Bologna or Siena player but as a talent belonging to all italian and european basketball.


EuroCup: Bayern clobber Benetton in Munich - by Eurobasket News
Bayern - Benetton 72:62

Bayern Munich posted the initial win at the EuroCup regular season. Je'Kel Foster (191-G-83, college: Ohio St.) scored 14 points to lead the German team to a comfortable home success against Benetton Treviso.
The hosts strongly finished the opening period to take a 19:13 lead after ten minutes. Bayern entered the second term on a 6:0 run to clear off. they registered a 25:13 advantage midway through the period. But the visitors soon went on an 8:0 rally of their own to cut the deficit. Bayern though made it 36:31 at the big break. The hosts kept their opponents at distance throughout the third term. Bayern entered the final frame up by as many as 10 points 56:46. Bayern marched to the win in the final period giving little chance for Benetton. Jan-Hendrik Jagla (213-F-81, college: Penn St.) had 12 points, while Chevon Troutman (202-F-81, agency: ACMT, college: Pittsburgh) provided 11 points and 10 rebounds i n the win. Alessandro Gentile (197-G/F-92) replied with game-high 19 points for Benetton. E'Twaun Moore (192-G-89, agency: Priority Sports, college: Purdue) and Massimo Bulleri (188-PG-77) had 9 points each in the loss.

Bayern: Je'Kel Foster 14, Jan-Hendrik Jagla 12, Chevon Troutman 11+10 boards
Benetton: Alessandro Gentile 19, E'Twaun Moore 9, Massimo Bulleri 9


Fabi Shoes Montegranaro sacks Sharon Drucker and hires Giorgio Valli. - by Antonello Varallo
Sharon Drucker has been fired by Fabi Shoes Montegranaro. Giorgio Valli has been hired as new head coach. In two days, a true revolution: the change of the coach was preceded by the resignation of general manager Gianmaria Vacirca, who has been replaced by Alessandro Crovetto. During pre season, Montegranaro was considered one of the most interesting teams of Serie A, but the injury of Edgar Sosa has hit hard the team, and Jerel McNeall is playing under his potential. So far, Montegranaro won only one game, the opening game of the season, losing last 4 games.
Giorgio Valli in a very experienced coach, who spent his best season with Ferrara. He also was Virtus Bologna coach assistant, and last season was the Assistant of legend coach Dan Peterson at Olimpia Milano.


stats leader
Points Per Game
 Marco EVANGELISTI
  Recanati
  (198-G-84)
  Avg: 19.8
 1. Evangelisti, Recan.19.8 
 2. Musso, Napoli19.6 
 3. Mei, Comsum.it SI16.6 
 4. Micevic, Latina B.16.0 
 5. Benevelli, Orlandi.16.0 
 6. Portannese, Torino15.8 
 7. Carra, Trieste15.7 
 8. Prandin, Casalp.15.6 
 9. Poltroneri, Perugia15.3 
 10. Zanelli, Orlandina15.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Emanuele ROSSI
  Chieti
  (208-C-82)
  Avg: 11.1
 1. Rossi, Chieti11.1 
 2. Iannilli, Napoli10.1 
 3. Baldi Rossi, Perug.9.1 
 4. Benevelli, Orlandi.8.6 
 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, Fabriano4.2 
 3. Musso, Napoli3.7 
 4. Venuto, Casalp.3.6 
 5. Ferrarese, Castell.3.4 
 6. Zanelli, Orlandina3.4 
 7. Ruggiero, Bari3.3 
 8. Santolamazza, Ana.3.3 
 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. Zaccariello, Tries.3.1 
 5. Guarino, Ferentino3.1 
 6. Cazzaniga, Pavia3.1 
 7. Vico, Matera3.1 
 8. Mei, Comsum.it SI3.1 
 9. Bertolazzi, Omegna3.0 
 10. Tomasiello, Ruvo3.0 
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. Tessitori, Comsum..1.0 
 7. Borra, Treviglio1.0 
 8. Cotani, Castelletto1.0 
 9. Pascolo, Trento1.0 
 10. Gatti, Napoli1.0 


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 


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


BJ League round 11 best performance: Edward Morris - by Eurobasket News
American Edward Morris (205-C/F-84) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Shinshu BW, receiving a Asia-basket.com BJ League Player of the Week award for round 11.
The 27-year old player had a double-double of 30 points and 13 rebounds, while his team crushed Iwate Big Bulls (#10, 1-8) with 21-point margin 84-63. Thanks to this victory Shinshu BW moved-up to the 5th position in the Japanese BJ League. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Shinshu BW will need more victories to improve their 5-4 record. Morris turned to be Shinshu BW's top player in his first season with the team. Edward Morris averages this season 14.0ppg and 6.9rpg.

The second best player in last round's games was 24-year old American Devin Sweetney (198-G/F-87) of league's leader Akita NH. Sweetney had a very good evening with 27 points and 6 rebounds. Of course he lead Akita NH to another comfortable win outscoring slightly lower-ranked Chiba Jets (#3, 6-4) 96-71. It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Akita NH consolidated its place in the very top position of the standings. His team lost just two games this season, while they won 8 matches. Sweetney is a newcomer at Akita NH, but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was American center Jeff Newton (205-C-81) of league's second-best Okinawa GK. Newton scored 16 points and grabbed twelve rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Okinawa GK, leading his team to a 60-55 win against the lower-ranked Miyazaki SS (#8, 2-7). Okinawa GK needs these victories very badly if they think about taking over top position in the standings. Their record at this point is 7 victories and 2 lost games. Newton has a great season in Japan. After only 8 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 10.6rpg (3rd best). He also has 1.1bpg and FGP: 56.7%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Kevin Palmer (198-G/F-87) of Fukuoka Rizing - 21 points and 8 rebounds
5. Lawrence Blackledge (206-F-86) of Osaka Evessa - 13 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists
6. Nyika Williams (203-C-87) of Takamatsu FA - 17 points and 13 rebounds
7. Gerald Inman (208-F-87) of Fukuoka Rizing - 18 points and 10 rebounds
8. Chris Holm (212-C/F-84) of Niigata Albirex - 12 points, 17 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Ira Brown (193-F-82) of Toyama Grouses - 21 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Jeffrey Parmer (203-F-85) of Hamamatsu P. - 14 points, 15 rebounds and 3 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)


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 SM21.7 
 4. Flowers, Saitama20.9 
 5. Hargrow, Chiba J.20.4 
 6. Washington, Osaka20.1 
 7. Mims, Sendai 89ers19.2 
 8. Humphrey, Saitama19.0 
 9. Fitzgerald, Sendai18.9 
 10. Raivio, Shinshu BW18.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Chris HOLM
  Niigata Albirex
  (212-C/F-84)
  Avg: 12.4
 1. Holm, Niigata Albi.12.4 
 2. Ocitti, Akita NH11.3 
 3. McFarland, Yokoham.10.5 
 4. Newton, Okinawa GK10.3 
 5. Staten, Chiba Jets10.2 
 6. Rickert, Kyoto H.10.2 
 7. Nunnally, Takamats.10.2 
 8. Roberts, Shins.9.9 
 9. Searcy, Toyama G.9.9 
 10. Hughes, Shinshu9.8 
Assists Per Game
 Edward YAMAMOTO
  Shima.
  (173-PG-86)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Yamamoto, Shima.6.7 
 2. Satterfield, Saita.6.6 
 3. Gardener, Akita NH5.7 
 4. Dukes, Sendai 89e.5.3 
 5. Takushi, Oita H.5.1 
 6. Kabaya, Yokohama.4.8 
 7. Dixon, Hamamats.4.1 
 8. Shimizu, Miyazaki.4.0 
 9. Joho, Toyama G.4.0 
 10. Shimura, Sendai3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin PALMER
  Fukuoka .
  (198-G/F-87)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Palmer, Fukuoka3.3 
 2. Staten, Chiba Jets2.5 
 3. Arnold, Hamamats.2.4 
 4. Okosa, Okinawa GK2.2 
 5. Parker, Shimane SM2.2 
 6. Hamilton, Fukuok.2.0 
 7. Lyons, Miyazaki SS2.0 
 8. Golson, Shimane SM1.9 
 9. Humphrey, Saitama1.8 
 10. Roberts, Shins.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Lawrence BLACKLEDGE
  Osaka E.
  (206-F-86)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Blackledge, Osaka3.5 
 2. Davis, Shimane SM3.2 
 3. Singleton, Sendai1.9 
 4. Ocitti, Akita NH1.7 
 5. McHenry, Okina.1.7 
 6. Marshall, Osaka E.1.6 
 7. Flowers, Saitama1.6 
 8. Williams, Takamats.1.6 
 9. Hughes, Shinshu BW1.5 
 10. McFarland, Yokoha.1.4 


BJ League Round 12 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News
Toyama Grouses (#6) forced the game against Sendai 89ers (#2) into an overtime, but lost by nine points 80-89 on Sunday night. The best player for the winners was Oneal Mims who scored 32 points. Toyama Grouses' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Sendai 89ers have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 7-3 record having just two points less than leader Akita NH. Toyama Grouses at the other side dropped to the seventh place with six games lost. Sendai 89ers will face Chiba Jets (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Toyama Grouses will play against Saitama Broncos (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last game of round 12 Shiga L-Stars were defeated by Osaka Evessa in a road game 90-73. Shimane SM were beaten by Niigata Albirex at home 78-82. Okinawa GK won against Miyazaki SS on the opponent's court 70-58. Iwate Big Bulls unfortunately lost to Shinshu BW in a home game 69-85.
The best stats of 12th round was 24 points and 22 rebounds by LaShawn Malloy of Iwate Big Bulls.


Osaka Evessa - Shiga L-Stars 90-73

There was no surprise when 4th ranked Shiga L-Stars (6-4) were defeated on the road by first ranked Osaka Evessa (9-1) 90-73 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by Osaka Evessa. Shiga L-Stars was better in second period 24-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Osaka Evessa dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Shiga L-Stars' 38. The best player for the winners was American forward Lynn Washington (200-78, college: Indiana) who had a double-double by scoring 24 points and 11 rebounds. Guard Cohey Aoki (167-80) chipped in 16 points and 6 assists. Four Osaka Evessa players scored in double figures. Osaka Evessa's coach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was guard Yu Okada (184-83) who recorded 28 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists and American forward Ray Nixon (203-84, college: Wisconsin) added 15 points and 12 rebounds respectively. Osaka Evessa have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 9-1 record. Shiga L-Stars at the other side dropped to the third place with four games lost. Osaka Evessa will face Oita Heat Devils (#7) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. Shiga L-Stars will play against the league's second-placed Okinawa GK (#2) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Osaka Evessa: L.Washington 24+11reb+3ast, S.Konno 16+3reb, C.Aoki 16+3reb+6ast, L.Blackledge 10+11reb+2ast, S.Takeda 6+3reb+2ast, L.Payne 6+3reb+2ast
Shiga L-Stars: Y.Okada 28+5reb+5ast, R.Nixon 15+12reb+2ast, J.Peppers 13+7reb+2ast, D.Gomez Camargo 6+3reb+1ast, T.Fujiwara 5+3reb+4ast, J.Ashby 2+6reb+1ast
gschID: 141937


Shimane SM - Niigata Albirex 78-82

There was a surprise result when eighth ranked Niigata Albirex (4-4) defeated on the road higher ranked Shimane Magic (6-4) 82-78 on Sunday. The guests trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 28-17 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Niigata Albirex outrebounded Shimane Magic 41-28 including a 17-2 advantage in offensive rebounds. They shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 75.0 percentage. The game was dominated by American players. The best player for the winners was guard Nile Murry (193-83, college: TCU) who scored 21 points and 7 rebounds. point guard Dwight Gordon (188-88, college: Biola, CA) chipped in 13 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Four Niigata Albirex players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was forward Michael Parker (202-81, college: Evergreen St.) who recorded 21 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and center Jeral Davis (216-84) added 14 points, 5 rebounds and 6 blocks (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) respectively. Niigata Albirex moved-up to sixth place. Shimane Magic at the other side keeps the third position with four games lost. Niigata Albirex will face league's leader Akita Happinets at home in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Shimane Magic will play against Fukuoka Rizing and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Niigata Albirex: N.Murry 21+7reb+3ast, Y.Ikeda 18+1reb+1ast, K.Sato 14+3reb+2ast, D.Gordon 13+7reb+5ast, E.Maxey 6+8reb, S.Komatsu 6
Shimane SM: M.Parker 21+6reb+4ast, J.Davis 14+5reb, T.Yokoo 11+3reb+2ast, B.Puckett 8+4reb+1ast, M.Williams 7+3reb+1ast, E.Yamamoto 7+5reb+7ast
gschID: 141938


Miyazaki SS - Okinawa GK 58-70

Very expected game when 8th ranked Miyazaki Shining Suns (2-8) were defeated at home by second ranked Okinawa GK (8-2) 70-58 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by Okinawa GK. Miyazaki Shining Suns was better in third quarter 23-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Miyazaki Shining Suns 41-28 including 33 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was Nigerian-American power forward Reggie Okosa (208-80, college: La Salle, agency: VVG Sports) who had a double-double by scoring 22 points and 12 rebounds. Guard Narito Namizato (175-89) chipped in 20 points and 5 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American center Darryl Dora (206-85, college: Texas Tech) who recorded 17 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists and guard Taishiro Shimizu (183-81) added 11 points and 6 rebounds respectively. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Okinawa GK have a solid four-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Akita NH. Miyazaki Shining Suns at the other side keep the eighth place with eight games lost. Okinawa GK will face Shiga L-Stars (#4) at home in the next round. Miyazaki Shining Suns will play against Shinshu BW (#4) in Nagano.
Top scorers:
Okinawa GK: R.Okosa 22+12reb+2ast, N.Namizato 20+5reb+2ast, D.Larkai 11+8reb, Y.Takushi 6+2reb+1ast, J.Newton 5+8reb+2ast, N.Kosuge 3+2reb
Miyazaki SS: D.Dora 17+5reb+5ast, T.Shimizu 11+6reb+2ast, I.Harris 9+1reb, D.Lyons 8+7reb+2ast, L.Witcher 7+6reb+1ast, T.Ito 4+1reb+1ast
gschID: 141939


Iwate Big Bulls - Shinshu BW 69-85

Very predictable result when fifth ranked Shinshu BW (6-4) beat on the road 10th ranked Iwate Big Bulls (1-9) 85-69 on Sunday. The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. The game was dominated by American players. The best player for the winners was guard Derek Raivio (190-84, college: Gonzaga, agency: Priority Sports) who scored 26 points and 4 assists. Forward Tyler Hughes (213-84, college: Kansas St.) chipped in a double-double by scoring 13 points and 12 rebounds. Four Shinshu BW players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was power forward LaShawn Malloy (209-84, college: New Orleans) who recorded a double-double by scoring 24 points and 22 rebounds and forward Thomas Kennedy (201-87, college: Detroit Mercy, agency: Global Sports Plaza) added 15 points respectively. Iwate Big Bulls' coach Vlasios Vlaikidis rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Shinshu BW moved-up to third place, which they share with 4 other teams. Iwate Big Bulls lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the tenth position with nine games lost. Shinshu BW will face Miyazaki Shining Suns (#8) at home in the next round where they are favorite. Iwate Big Bulls will play against Hamamatsu Phoenix in Mikawa.
Top scorers:
Shinshu BW: D.Raivio 26+4reb+4ast, E.Morris 18+7reb+1ast, L.Roberts 16+6reb+3ast, T.Hughes 13+12reb+2ast, S.Yosuke 7+3reb+2ast, T.Saito 5+3reb+2ast
Iwate Big Bulls: L.Malloy 24+22reb, T.Kennedy 15+2reb+1ast, J.Shin 8+1ast, M.Sawaguchi 6+6reb+3ast, Y.Yamamoto 6+4reb+3ast, S.Chiba 4+1reb
gschID: 141934


Sendai 89ers - Toyama Grouses 89-80 OT

Toyama Grouses (#6) forced the game against Sendai 89ers (#2) into an overtime, but lost by nine points 80-89 on Sunday night. Toyama Grouses were tied after three quarters and then recorded another tie at the end of regular time. They were eventually defeated in overtime 6-15s. Sendai 89ers forced 20 Toyama Grouses turnovers. Strangely Toyama Grouses outrebounded Sendai 89ers 44-28 including 30 on the defensive glass. Toyama Grouses were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American forward Oneal Mims (208-83, college: Angelo St.) who scored 32 points. Guard Takehiko Shimura (160-83) chipped in 16 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists and 6 steals. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Haakim Johnson (201-87, college: Pikeville) who recorded 21 points and 8 rebounds and American-Dominican power forward Larry Turner (210-82, college: Tennessee St., agency: Strategic Sports) added 13 points and 14 rebounds respectively. Four Toyama Grouses players scored in double figures. Toyama Grouses' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Sendai 89ers have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 7-3 record having just two points less than leader Akita NH. Toyama Grouses at the other side dropped to the seventh place with six games lost. Sendai 89ers will face Chiba Jets (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Toyama Grouses will play against Saitama Broncos (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Sendai 89ers: O.Mims 32+3reb+2ast, T.Shimura 16+6reb+6ast, D.Fitzgerald 14, H.Kusaka 13+3reb+1ast, J.Dukes 8+7reb+10ast, R.Singleton 6+8reb
Toyama Grouses: H.Johnson 21+8reb+2ast, M.Joho 17+2reb+7ast, L.Turner 13+14reb+2ast, I.Brown 11+5reb, B.Harper 9+3reb, D.Searcy 6+5reb
gschID: 141935


Hamamatsu P. - Saitama Bron. 79-81 OT

Saitama needed 81:79 overtime win over Hamamatsu as Flowers top-scored for the winners with 18 points and 11 rebounds. Parmer responded with 26 points in the losing effort.
Top scorers:
Saitama Bron.: J.Flowers 26+9reb+2ast, Y.Kitamuki 18+8reb+1ast, K.Satterfield 10+7reb+9ast, J.Humphrey 9+4reb+4ast, D.Terashita 9+2reb+2ast, M.Haraguchi 6+3reb
Hamamatsu P.: J.Parmer 18+11reb+1ast, A.Ohta 17+7reb+2ast, W.Arnold 15+9reb+5ast, J.Dixon 14+4reb+3ast, S.Nakanishi 8+2reb+1ast, M.Ohguchi 5+2reb
gschID: 141936




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  JORDAN   


U18 WABA Championship: Lebanon edge Jordan to take second place in Tehran - by Eurobasket News
Lebanon U18 - Jordan U18 76:69

Lebanon celebrated the third win at the U18 WABA Championship in Iran. They outscored Jordan to clinch the second overall position in the ladder. Jordan suffered four defeats in a row to remain at the bottom of the standings. Hanna Nemer delivered 21 points and 7 assists to pace the winners in this one.
Lebanon went on a 9:2 run early in the second quarter to clear off. They led by just 5 points at the first break but gradually stretched the margin to 8 points at halftime 36:28. Jordan however opened the second half with 8 consecutive points and erased the deficit. Moreover they pulled ahead late in the period to enjoy a 46:44 advantage with one quarter remaining. Lebanon got back on track late in the game. They managed to clear in front and raced to a narrow win at the end. Ali Mezher and Toni Azzi notched 10 points each for the winning side. Adham Salim responded with 17 points for Jordan. Hazem Hashem had 16 points in the loss.

Lebanon U18: Hanna Nemer 21, Ali Mezher 10, Toni Azzi 10
Jordan U18: Adham Salim 17, Hazem Hashem 16


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  KAZAKHSTAN   


BC Astana achieved another VTB League victory - by Eurobasket News
BC Astana achieved another VTB League victory as they beat Kalev/Cramo 92:72. The team from Kazakhstan crushed at home Estonian Kalev/Cramo by 20 points which is the biggest margin this round.
BC Astana led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. 29 personal fouls committed by Kalev/Cramo helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for American center Eric Williams (206-C-84, college: Wake Forest) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 10 rebounds. His fellow American import guard Jerry Johnson (183-G-82, agency: Beo Basket, college: Rider) contributed with 15 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. Four BC Astana players scored in double figures. Latvian guard Armands Skele (192-G-83) answered with 16 points and Belarusian power forward Pavel Ulyanko (204-F/C-79) added 17 points in the effort for Kalev/Cramo.
BC Astana moved-up to third place, which they share with Budivelnyk. Kalev/Cramo lost their third game in a row. Defending Estonian champion dropped to the seventh position with four games lost. BC Astana's next round opponent will be BC Nizhny Novgorod (#5) on the road.



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  KOSOVO   


Peja wins, while Kolegji Univers continues winning streak - by Dren Shporta
In two games of seventh round played yesterday, Peja registered a narrow win over bottom table Kosova 94:89 while Kolegji Univers continued their good form by win over Drita as visitors.

Yellows from Peja are playing their home matches in Mitrovica because their gym is suspended. But this fact didnt prevent Bujar Locis players to register their fourth league win. With this victory Peja has passed Bashkimi on the classification table only by better scoring stats.

In the other match played at Gjilan, Drita couldnt get over some experienced players of Kolegji Univers, while college boys registered an important away win, 82:91. Now Kolegji Univers has strengthened their fifth position in classification table and with a game in hand, they could equal Peja and Bashkimi.



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


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  LATVIA   


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Courtney SIMS
  VEF Riga
  (211-C-83)
  Avg: 30.5
 1. Sims, VEF Riga30.5 
 2. Kalve, Valmiera19.3 
 3. Krumins, Jelgava18.8 
 4. Dukulis, Liepaja17.5 
 5. Ozols, Jurmala16.8 
 6. Lucas, Valmiera16.7 
 7. Perry, VEF Riga15.6 
 8. Young, Ventspils15.6 
 9. Mayo, Liepaja15.3 
 10. Bertans, VEF Riga14.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Courtney SIMS
  VEF Riga
  (211-C-83)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Sims, VEF Riga10.5 
 2. Dargais, LU9.0 
 3. Mednis, Turiba8.1 
 4. Jonats, Jurmala8.0 
 5. Berzins, VEF Riga7.8 
 6. Willard, Ventspils7.0 
 7. Kalve, Valmiera6.9 
 8. Andriukaitis, Liep.6.7 
 9. Berzins, Ventspils6.4 
 10. Vitas, Liepaja6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Josh MAYO
  Liepaja
  (182-G-87)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Mayo, Liepaja6.3 
 2. Lucas, Valmiera4.9 
 3. Janicenoks, VEF R.4.0 
 4. Strelnieks, Ventsp.3.8 
 5. Coders, Jurmala3.8 
 6. Valters, VEF Riga3.6 
 7. Perry, VEF Riga3.6 
 8. Lejasmeiers, Vents.3.3 
 9. Millage, VEF Riga3.2 
 10. Vitols, LU3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Curtis MILLAGE
  VEF Riga
  (185-G-81)
  Avg: 3
 1. Millage, VEF Riga3.0 
 2. Janicenoks, VEF R.2.8 
 3. Osins, LU2.2 
 4. Miculis, U182.0 
 5. Cain, VEF Riga1.8 
 6. Perry, VEF Riga1.8 
 7. Vitols, LU1.7 
 8. Peiners, LU1.7 
 9. Elksnis, Valmiera1.7 
 10. Krumins, Jelgava1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Tyler CAIN
  VEF Riga
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Cain, VEF Riga1.4 
 2. Gromovs, U181.3 
 3. Berzins, VEF Riga1.2 
 4. Rozitis, Valmiera1.1 
 5. Dukulis, Liepaja1.0 
 6. Ozols, Jurmala1.0 
 7. Kavaliauskas, VEF0.8 
 8. Jonats, Jurmala0.7 
 9. Plivda, LU0.7 
 10. Rubenis, LU0.7 


LBL Standing
LBL Standings
 1. VEF Riga 6-0 
 2. Ventspils 5-0 
 3. Valmiera 5-2 
 4. LU 3-3 
 5. Jurmala 2-4 
 6. Jelgava 2-4 
 7. Liepaja 1-3 
 8. Turiba 1-6 
 9. U18 0-3 


EuroChallenge: BK Ventspils beat Atomeromu SE to tie all records in Group D - by Eurobasket News
BK Ventspils-Atomeromu SE 69:56

BK Ventspils beat Atomeromu SE to tie all records in Group D of EuroChallenge. The Latvian team needed 69:56, while Nizhniy Novgorod edged Khimik Yuzhny to open Round 2 with the win.
The situation in the group became more exciting after Day 2. Both teams celebrated one win each as BK Ventspils started strong in the game. Jahmar Young (196-G-86, college: N.Mexico St.) scored for 18:9 and Laksa followed him from the perimeter for 21:13. The Hungarian team however looked better in the second quarter and Wilson tied the game at 23:23. Moreover Donald Cole (204-C-81, agency: Edge Sports, college: Sam Houston St.) tasted 27:23 advantage with the guests and Meiers scored for 30:27 at the halftime. The end of the third frame was a nightmare for Atomeromu SE as they could not score for about 7 minutes. Trailing 34:40 the hosts erupted for 47:40 to finish the frame with 13-0 run. Moreover Steven Gray (195-G-89, college: Gonzaga) gave the Baltic side 49:40 as the run was increased to 15. Arturs Berzins (204-C-88, agency: FCM) later closed the game at 69:56 for the initial win so far with his side.
Jahmar Young paced all the winners with 23 points and Steven Gray brought 14. Sam Willard (205-F, college: Pacific) collected 9 points and 11 rebounds in defeat and Arturs Berzins notched 8. Donald Cole ended up with 19 points in defeat, whilst Lorenzo Williams (191-G-84, agency: Court Side, college: Rice) delivered 13.

BK Ventspils: Jahmar Young 23, Steven Gray 14, Sam Willard 9+11 rebs, Arturs Berzins 8
Atomeromu SE: Donald Cole 19, Lorenzo Williams 13


EuroCup: Courtney Sims propels VEF Riga past PAOK - by Eurobasket News
VEF Riga - PAOK 80:74

VEF Riga celebrated the initial win at the EuroCup regular season. They held off PAOK in Latvia to open their win count in Group B. Courtney Sims (211-C-83, college: Michigan) knocked down 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead the winners.
The teams stayed neck and neck throughout the first half. The first frame finished with the teams tied at 23. VEF Riga eked out a narrow 45:44 lead at the interval. Curtis Millage (185-G-81, college: Arizona St.) and Dairis Bertans (192-G/F-89) helped the hosts take a 61:53 lead in the third term. PAOK would not go away as they narrowed the deficit to 3 points early in the final frame. But Janicenoks, Curtis Millage and Courtney Sims gave some breathing space for VEF Riga and the hosts eventually got away with the win. Curtis Millage finished with 18 points, while Dairis Bertans added 14 points for the home team. J.R. Giddens (196-G-85, agency: Priority Sports, college: N.Mexico) answered with 17 points for PAOK. Marcus Goree (201-F-77, college: W.Virginia) had 16 points in the loss.

VEF Riga: Courtney Sims 19+11 boards, Curtis Millage 18, Dairis Bertans 14
PAOK: J.R. Giddens 17, Marcus Goree 16


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  LEBANON   


U18 WABA Championship: Lebanon edge Jordan to take second place in Tehran - by Eurobasket News
Lebanon U18 - Jordan U18 76:69

Lebanon celebrated the third win at the U18 WABA Championship in Iran. They outscored Jordan to clinch the second overall position in the ladder. Jordan suffered four defeats in a row to remain at the bottom of the standings. Hanna Nemer delivered 21 points and 7 assists to pace the winners in this one.
Lebanon went on a 9:2 run early in the second quarter to clear off. They led by just 5 points at the first break but gradually stretched the margin to 8 points at halftime 36:28. Jordan however opened the second half with 8 consecutive points and erased the deficit. Moreover they pulled ahead late in the period to enjoy a 46:44 advantage with one quarter remaining. Lebanon got back on track late in the game. They managed to clear in front and raced to a narrow win at the end. Ali Mezher and Toni Azzi notched 10 points each for the winning side. Adham Salim responded with 17 points for Jordan. Hazem Hashem had 16 points in the loss.

Lebanon U18: Hanna Nemer 21, Ali Mezher 10, Toni Azzi 10
Jordan U18: Adham Salim 17, Hazem Hashem 16


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  LIGA SUDAMERICANA   


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Anthony DANRIDGE
  UTE
  (196-G/F-86)
  Avg: 22
 1. Danridge, UTE22.0 
 2. Martinez, Malvin21.0 
 3. Magalhaes, Flame.21.0 
 4. Vieira, Pinheiro.20.0 
 5. Carrasco, Boston C.18.7 
 6. Fleming, UTE18.0 
 7. Romero, Cent.Apure18.0 
 8. Giovannoni, BRB/B.17.7 
 9. Garcia Moral., Big.17.7 
 10. Ribeiro, BR.17.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Guillermo KAMMERICHS
  Flame.
  (203-F/C-80)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Kammerichs, Flame.10.7 
 2. Giovannoni, BRB/B.9.7 
 3. Smith, Malvin9.0 
 4. Gutierrez, Obras9.0 
 5. Romero, Cent.Apure8.7 
 6. Devaughn, Amistad8.3 
 7. Jeffries, Malvin8.3 
 8. Rodriguez, Pinhei.8.3 
 9. Garces, Atenas8.0 
 10. Newsome, Malvin7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Welington DOS SANTOS
  BRB/B.
  (185-PG-81)
  Avg: 8
 1. Dos Santos, BRB/B.8.0 
 2. Langsdorff, BRB/B.6.0 
 3. Sucatzky, Atenas5.7 
 4. Martinez, Malvin5.7 
 5. Figueroa, Pinheiro.5.3 
 6. Farias, Cent.Apure5.0 
 7. Jeffries, Malvin5.0 
 8. Labaque, Atenas4.7 
 9. Fitipaldo, Malvin4.7 
 10. Osimani, Obras4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Keith ACOSTA
  Amistad
  (193-G/F-76)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Acosta, Amistad3.3 
 2. Ribeiro, BR.2.7 
 3. Devaughn, Amistad2.7 
 4. Langsdorff, BRB/B.2.3 
 5. Carrasco, Boston C.2.3 
 6. Rodriguez, Pinhei.2.0 
 7. Hayes, Atenas2.0 
 8. Silveira, Flamengo1.7 
 9. Salas Flores, Orgu.1.7 
 10. Fitipaldo, Malvin1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Antoine BROXSIE
  Cent.Apure
  (209-F-79)
  Avg: 3
 1. Broxsie, Cent.Apure3.0 
 2. Ferreira, Pinheiro.1.7 
 3. Kammerichs, Flame.1.3 
 4. Morro, Pinheiro.1.3 
 5. Bonilla, Orgullo1.3 
 6. Garces, Atenas1.3 
 7. Santos, Flamengo1.0 
 8. Smith, UTE1.0 
 9. Valencia, Boston C.1.0 
 10. Myles, Malvin1.0 


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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EuroCup: Rudupis taste EuroCup success - by Eurobasket News
Groningen - Rudupis 77:82

Rudupis successfully debuted in EuroCup. They overcame Groningen on the road to take the first win in Group C. Gediminas Orelikas (199-G/F-90) scored 22 points, grabbed 6 boards and issued 4 assists to lead the effort.
Gediminas Orelikas unloaded 10 ponts in the first quarter as Rudupis earned a 22:19 lead. They went on a 16:2 run early in the second quarter to clear off. Rudupis enjoyed a 43:30 halftime lead. The Lithuanian team kept in charge throughout the third term. They posted a 61:50 advantage with ten minutes remaining. The Flames however went on a 7:0 run early in the final period to cut the deficit. The hosts got within three points late in regulation 75:78. But Dainius Salenga (197-F-77) and Simas Buterlevicius (200-F-89) went deadly from the line in the final seconds and sealed the win for Rudupis. Simas Buterlevicius scored 13 points, while Dainius Salenga had 12 in the victory. David Bell (186-G-81) responded with 18 points for Rudupis. Jason Dourisseau (196-G-83, college: Nebraska) netted 16 points and 9 rebounds in the loss.

Groningen: David Bell 18, Jason Dourisseau 16
Rudupis: Gediminas Orelikas 22, Simas Buterlevicius 13, Dainius Salenga 12


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Raji's double-double lands him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News
23-year old forward Corey Raji (198-F-88, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) put on an amazing game in the last round for second-ranked Etzella and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 8.
He had a double-double of 28 points and 13 rebounds, while his team beat Musel Pikes (#6, 4-4) 89-81. Etzella 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. Etzella will need more victories to improve their 6-2 record. In the team's last game Raji had a remarkable 80.0% from 2-point range. He turned to be Etzella's top player in his first season with the team. Boston College graduate has very impressive stats this year. Raji is in league's top in points (4th best: 25.1ppg), rebounds (7th best: 9.8rpg) and averages solid 57.9% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was William Walker (201-F-87, agency: Warren Sports International) of Heffingen. He is American forward in his first season at Heffingen. In the last game Walker recorded impressive double-double of 28 points and 17 rebounds. Bad luck as Heffingen lost that game 64-80 to the higher-ranked T71 (#1, 7-1). Heffingen are still at the very bottom. 8 lost games are too many considering they did not win any game. Walker is a newcomer at Heffingen and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to Lamonte Ulmer (198-SF-86) of Soleuvre (#8). Ulmer got into 30-points club by scoring 34 points in the last round. He was a key player of Soleuvre, leading his team to a 98-78 easy win against slightly lower-ranked BBC Nitia (#9, 1-7). The chances of Soleuvre not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 5 games, recording just three victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Ulmer could try to bring Soleuvre's a little bit higher in the standings. Ulmer has individually a great season in Luxembourg. After only 8 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 25.6ppg (best scorer) and rebounds with 9.8rpg (6th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Larrie Smith (198-F-75) of Sparta - 30 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Marcus Kennedy (193-F-84) of Residence - 34 points and 11 rebounds
6. Kasey Ulin (184-PG-82) of Sparta - 21 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists
7. Ivan Djerman (203-F-83) of Amicale - 25 points and 8 rebounds
8. Jerome Gumbs (194-F-82) of Residence - 22 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Martin Rajniak (204-F-78) of Basket Esch - 27 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Dimitri Jorssen (212-C/F-79) of Soleuvre - 18 points, 4 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)


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SEA Games 2011. Indonesia defeat Malaysia for second win in Jakarta - by Eurobasket News
Indonesia - Malaysia 59:45

Indonesia edged Malaysia on the second day of action at 2011 SEA Games in Jakarta. The hosts thus climbed at 2-0 record on top of Group B. Amin Prihantono (188-F-82) scored 12 points to pace the winners. Malaysia dropped at 1-1 record.
Indonesia limited their opponents to just 9 points in the first frame to take a 6-point lead. The home team went o a 24:8 rally in the second term to take a comfortable 22-point lead with one quarter remaining. Malaysia however showed character stiffing their defence and cutting the deficit back to 15 points at the final break. They held Indonesia to 11 points in the fourth term but came up short of victory at the end. Andi Poedjakesuma (187-F-80) notched 11 points and 11 rebounds for the hosts. Prawirro and Rony Gunawan (194-F/C-80) netted 10 points apiece in the win. Chin Hong Wong responded with 12 points and 9 rebounds for Malaysia. Shee Fai Loh (192-G/F-89) had 8 points in the losing case.

Indonesia: Amin Prihantono 12, Andi Poedjakesuma 11+11 boards, Xaverius Prawiro (184-G/F-86) 10, Rony Gunawan 10
Malaysia: Chin Hong Wong 12, Shee Fai Loh 8


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Point guard Glenn Stokes joins Barreteros - by Eurobasket News
Barreteros reinforced their roster at the point guard position. Their new member is Glenn Stokes (170-G-76, agency: R.H.Consultancy, college: American). The American already played for Barreteros in 2009/10 season. He had 13.2 ppg, 3.3 rpg and 4.5 apg for the club in 28 games. Last season Stokes spent in Holland. He played for BS Weert and was named Eurobasket.com All-Dutch Eredivisie 2nd Team -11. Stokes shined there with 17 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 4 apg and 2.1 spg. He ended as the best scorer and third assistant of the competition. Glenn Stokes also has experience from Finland, Switzerland, France, Sweden, Dominican Republic and Uruguay. Stokes is a product of the American University.

Barreteros also add USVI NT center Jaja Richards - by Eurobasket News
JaJa Richards (207-C-75, college: Loyola, IL) is another player who joined Barreteros recently. He already played for the club from 2008 to 2010. Last season, Richards started with Lobos Grises, but they parted ways after three games. In November, Richards signed for Fuerza Regia. There, he averaged 3.2 points and 3.9 rebounds for 29 games. In 2009/10 season with Barreteros, JaJa Richards had 6.4 ppg and 7.4 rpg in 40 games. He had better numbers in 2008/09 season. Richards spent first half of that season with Barreteros and later moved to Uruguayan Malvin. In the past, Richards played in Puerto Rico, Turkey, Ukraine, China etc. JaJa Richards is active member of the USVI National Team.

Best players of LNBP round 26 - by Eurobasket News
Experienced Bahamas power forward Ryan Moss (200-F/C-74) had an amazing evening in the last round for Lechugueros and that's him to receive a Latinbasket.com LNBP Player of the Week award for round 26.
The 37-year old power forward had a double-double of 25 points and seventeen rebounds, while his team lost the game against Fuerza Regia (#1, 19-5) 75-105. Lechugueros maintains the 10th position in Mexican LNBP. Lechugueros is rather a weak team placed in lower part in the standings. But it was their 16th lost game this season out of 25 games. Moss turned to be Lechugueros' top player in his first season with the team. University of Arkansas at Little Rock graduate has very impressive stats this year. Moss leads league in rebounds with 11.3rpg. Moss is in league's top in and averages solid 1.6bpg and 58.1% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 29-year old American guard LeRoy Hickerson (196-G-82) of Pioneros. Hickerson impressed basketball fans with 31 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. It was enough for Pioneros to edge slightly higher-ranked Soles (#6, 15-11) in overtime by 6 points 99-93. Pioneros' 7th position in the standings has not changed. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 14-8 record is not bad and everything may still change. Hickerson is a newcomer at Pioneros and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders.

The third best performed player last round was American Lorrenzo Wade (198-F-85) of Abejas (#9). Wade scored 27 points. He was a key player of Abejas, leading his team to a 89-81 win against the higher-ranked Toros (#3, 18-6). The chances of Abejas ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 14 games, recording just eleven victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Wade could help Abejas to bring them higher in the standings. Wade has a very solid season. In 18 games in Mexico he scored 18.1ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Chris Roberts (193-G-88) of Fuerza Regia - 19 points, 5 rebounds and 10 assists
5. Melvin Council (191-G-82) of Barreteros - 25 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Nestor Colmenares (203-F-87) of Huracanes - 15 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Gregory Grays (185-PG-79) of Pioneros - 27 points and 2 rebounds
8. Ricardo Melendez (180-PG-83) of Panteras - 23 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Darren Fells (201-F/C-86) of Soles - 18 points and 11 rebounds
10. Larry Morinia (180-G-80) of Volcanes - 32 points, 3 rebounds and 6 assists

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


Standings - LNBP
LNBP Standings
 1. Fuerza Regia 19-5 
 2. Toros 18-6 
 3. Halc.Rojos 17-4 
 4. Huracanes 15-9 
 5. Soles 15-11 
 6. Pioneros 14-8 
 7. Barreteros 14-10 
 8. Halc.Xalapa 12-5 
 9. Abejas 11-14 
 10. Corr.Victoria 9-14 
 11. Lechugueros 9-16 
 12. Panteras 7-17 
 13. Aguilas Rojas 5-21 
 14. Volcanes 0-25 


Barreteros returns F Kenya Capers - by Eurobasket News
Barreteros announced signing of Kenya Capers (194-F-73, college: Houston). The American forward penned a deal for rest of the LNBP season. He spent the last one with Lobos Grises de la UAD Durango. Actually, Capers appeared just three times for Lobos Grises, after what they parted ways. He had 19.7 ppg, 4.7 rpg and 3.3 apg. In 2009/10, Capers played for Barreteros. At that time he averaged 21.2 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 40 games. Capers also played for Barreteros in 2008/09. He was named Latinbasket.com All-Mexican LNBP 1st Team -09. Capers participated at the LNBP All-Star Game that season.

LNBP Round 26 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News
Pioneros (14-8) survived in overtime against Soles (15-11) by six points 99-93 on Saturday night. The game was dominated by American players. The best player for the winners was LeRoy Hickerson (196-G-82, college: Cumberlands) who scored 31 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Pioneros have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain seventh position with 14-8 record. Soles at the other side keep the sixth place with 11 games lost. Pioneros will face Correcaminos (#11) in Ciudad Victoria in the next round.

In the last game of round 26 Aguilas Rojas defeated Volcanes in San Juan 95-88. Panteras were beaten by Barreteros at home 72-76. Toros lost to Abejas on the opponent's court 81-89. Lechugueros were outscored by Fuerza Regia in a home game 75-105. Halc.Xalapa were rolled over Huracanes on the road 89-62.
The best stats of 26th round was 25 points, 17 rebounds and 4 blocks by Ryan Moss of Lechugueros.


Volcanes - Aguilas Rojas 88-95

The game between closely ranked teams ended with bottom-ranked Volcanes' (0-25) home loss to thirteenth ranked Aguilas Rojas (5-21) 88-95 on Saturday. The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Aguilas Rojas made 29-of-34 free shots (85.3 percent) during the game. Volcanes were plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was power forward Felipe Sanchez (202-74) who had a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds. American point guard Daryl Dorsey (185-81, college: S.Indiana) chipped in 22 points (was perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line !!!). Four Aguilas Rojas players scored in double figures. Aguilas Rojas' coach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American guard Larry Morinia (180-80, college: Montana St., agency: ProSportsCareers) produced 32 points and 6 assists and naturalized American swingman Eric Martin (196-71) added 22 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists respectively for the hosts. Aguilas Rojas maintains thirteenth position with 5-21 record. Volcanes at the other side still closes the standings. Aguilas Rojas will face higher ranked Abejas (#9) in Guanajuato in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Volcanes will play at home against Huracanes (#4) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
Aguilas Rojas: D.Dorsey 22+2reb+2ast, F.Sanchez 17+10reb, C.Gryne 17+5reb, I.Silva 14+9reb, E.Hare 9+5reb+1ast, D.Mercer 8+7reb
Volcanes: L.Morinia 32+3reb+6ast, E.Martin 22+6reb+5ast, A.Diaz 11+9reb, D.Chambers 9+2reb+7ast, J.Rivera 8+3reb, M.Garcia 4+14reb+1ast
gschID: 137816


Panteras - Barreteros 72-76

No shocking result in a game in Aguascalientes where fifth ranked Barreteros (14-10) defeated 12th ranked Panteras (7-17) 76-72 on Saturday. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 22-15. But Panteras won second period 19-13. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The best player for the winners was American guard Melvin Council (191-82, college: Robert Morris) who scored 25 points. The other American import forward James Reaves (203-82, college: Niagara, agency: TSS Management) chipped in a double-double by scoring 13 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists. Puerto Rican point guard Ricardo Melendez (180-83, agency: TSS Management) produced 23 points and American swingman Samuel Bowie (198-75, college: SE Louisiana) added 17 points and 6 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Barreteros maintains fifth position with 14-10 record. Panteras lost seventh consecutive game. They keep the twelfth place with 17 games lost. Barreteros will face Halcones UV Xalapa (#8) on the road in the next round. Panteras will play against the league's second-placed Halcones Rojos (#2) in Veracruz.
Top scorers:
Barreteros: M.Council 25+3reb+3ast, J.Reaves 13+12reb+6ast, G.STOKES 11+1reb+2ast, A.Aguirre 9+9reb+3ast, F.Fisher 8+1reb+3ast, K.KAPERS 8+1reb
Panteras: R.Melendez 23+2reb+3ast, S.Bowie 17+6reb+1ast, M.Bryant 14+1reb+3ast, K.Malpica 5+4reb+1ast, I.Lopez 5+7reb+4ast, J.Tesis 4+1ast
gschID: 137817


Abejas - Toros 89-81

There was an upset in Guanajuato where higher ranked Toros (18-6) were defeated by eighth ranked Abejas (11-14) 89-81 on Saturday. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Toros won third quarter 16-14. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Abejas made 25-of-30 free shots (83.3 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was American forward Lorrenzo Wade (198-85, college: San Diego St.) who scored 27 points. Puerto Rican guard Jesus Verdejo (193-85, college: S.Florida) chipped in 21 points. American-Nigerian forward Ike Ofoegbu (205-85, college: SMU, agency: Paris Global Sports) produced 15 points and 6 rebounds and international point guard Brody Angley (180-86, college: Santa Clara, agency: JEMsports) added 6 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists respectively for the guests. Toros' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Despite that victory Abejas went down to ninth position due to points difference. Toros at the other side keep the third place with six games lost. Abejas will face Aguilas Rojas (#13) in San Juan in the next round. Toros will play on the road against the league's leader Fuerza Regia (#1) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
Abejas: L.Wade 27+3reb+3ast, J.Verdejo 21+3reb+2ast, A.Stockman 11+1reb+3ast, C.Castillo 9+3reb, M.McHugh 7+9reb+1ast, V.Buelna 6+2reb+1ast
Toros: I.Ofoegbu 15+6reb, D.Pearson 14+3reb, L.Ellis Vasquez 13+1reb, R.Rougeau 11+2reb, W.Pagan 9+4reb+1ast, B.Angley 6+6reb+5ast
gschID: 137813


Lechugueros - Fuerza Regia 75-105

Very predictable result in Leon where first ranked Fuerza Regia (19-5) outscored 10th ranked Lechugueros (9-16) 105-75 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Fuerza Regia. Lechugueros was better in fourth quarter 26-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Fuerza Regia dominated down low during the game scoring 72 of its points in the paint compared to Lechugueros' 52. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 29 assists comparing to just 16 passes made by Lechugueros' players. The best player for the winners was American guard Chris Roberts (193-88, college: Bradley) who had a double-double by scoring 19 points, 5 rebounds and 10 assists. The other American import point guard Mike Mitchell (181-83, college: N.Mexico St.) chipped in 16 points and 6 assists. Five Fuerza Regia players scored in double figures. Fuerza Regia's coach Reginald Jordan felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Bahamas power forward Ryan Moss (200-74, college: UALR) produced a double-double by scoring 25 points, 17 rebounds and 4 blocks and Haitian-American swingman Bobby St.Preux (196-80, college: N.Kentucky, agency: KMG Sports Management) added 13 points respectively for the hosts. Fuerza Regia have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 19-5 record. Lechugueros lost third consecutive game. They keep the tenth place with 16 games lost. Fuerza Regia will face Toros (#3) in Nuevo Laredo in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Lechugueros will play on the road against Soles (#6) in Mexicali.
Top scorers:
Fuerza Regia: C.Roberts 19+5reb+10ast, M.Mitchell 16+1reb+6ast, A.Joseph Tyronzic 15+4reb+3ast, A.Cruz 14+3reb+4ast, D.Smith 11+8reb+1ast, A.Izaguirre 10+6reb+1ast
Lechugueros: R.Moss 25+17reb, B.St.Preux 13+4reb, L.Keeler 9+4ast, W.Funn 6+3reb+8ast, J.Campos 6, E.Cuen 6+5reb+2ast
gschID: 137814


Pioneros - Soles 99-93 OT

Pioneros (14-8) survived in overtime against Soles (15-11) by six points 99-93 on Saturday night. Soles were trailing by 1 point at halftime but managed to get 9-point lead after three quarters before a 21-12 charge of Pioneros, which allowed them to tie the game at the end of regular time. They were better in overtime eventually winning that period 12-6. Soles were plagued by 29 personal fouls down the stretch. The game was dominated by American players. The best player for the winners was guard LeRoy Hickerson (196-82, college: Cumberlands) who scored 31 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Forward John Millsap (198-82, college: UTSA) chipped in 20 points and 9 rebounds. Millsap is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Forward Carl Edwards (196-81, college: Charleston) produced 27 points (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) and power forward Darren Fells (201-86, college: Cal-Irvine) added 18 points and 11 rebounds respectively for the guests. Four Soles players scored in double figures. Pioneros have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain seventh position with 14-8 record. Soles at the other side keep the sixth place with 11 games lost. Pioneros will face Correcaminos (#11) in Ciudad Victoria in the next round.
Top scorers:
Pioneros: L.Hickerson 31+6reb+4ast, G.Grays 27+2reb, J.Millsap 20+9reb+2ast, S.Soriano 8+4reb+1ast, A.Garcia 6+12reb+3ast, C.Turley 4+1reb+2ast
Soles: C.Edwards 27+3reb+1ast, D.Fells 18+11reb+1ast, D.Cubillan 18+2reb+6ast, J.Vargas 12+4reb+3ast, G.Smith 8+3reb+2ast, R.Lopez 4+3reb
gschID: 137815


Huracanes - Halc.Xalapa 89-62

Not a big story in a game in Tampico where 9th ranked Halcones UV Xalapa (12-5) was outplayed by fourth ranked Huracanes (15-9) 89-62 on Saturday. The game without a history. Huracanes led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 48 of its points in the paint compared to Halcones UV Xalapa's 16. Huracanes forced 24 Halcones UV Xalapa turnovers. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Huracanes made 8 blocks. The best player for the winners was Venezuelan forward Nestor Colmenares (203-87, college: Campbellsville) who had a double-double by scoring 15 points, 13 rebounds, 4 assists and 6 steals. American forward Leroy Davis (200-81, college: Georgia St.) chipped in 23 points. The former international center Adam Parada (213-81, college: Cal-Irvine) produced 9 points and 7 rebounds and American guard Davin White (186-81, college: Cal.St. Northridge) added 8 points respectively for the guests. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Huracanes have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 15-9 record. Loser Halcones UV Xalapa dropped to the eighth place with five games lost. Huracanes will face bottom-ranked Volcanes (#14) in Toluca in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Halcones UV Xalapa will play at home against Barreteros (#5) in Zacatecas.
Top scorers:
Huracanes: L.Davis 23+2reb+1ast, R.Hornsby 20+1reb+4ast, N.Colmenares 15+13reb+4ast, O.Quintero 10+2reb+3ast, J.Edwin 9+8reb+1ast, A.Fuqua 7+10reb+1ast
Halc.Xalapa: Q.Gonzalez 10+2reb+1ast, A.Parada 9+7reb+1ast, D.White 8+3reb+2ast, D.Shaw 8+1ast, V.Mariscal 7+1reb, H.Hernandez 7+6reb
gschID: 137811




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Standings
D1 Standings
 1. UASM 1-0 
 2. ASEM 0-0 
 3. Donbasket 0-0 
 4. Fireball 0-0 
 5. Gamma 0-0 
 6. PGU-SDUSHOR 0-0 
 7. Soroka 0-0 
 8. Politech 0-1 


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Buducnost dominant in its Eurocup debut - by Darko Pekic
Buducnost Voli had a powerful start in Group H by thrashing PGE Turow 75-50 in Podgorica. The game started slow as both sides didn't find the way to score, the two teams were trading missed shot and turnovers in the first quarter. But Buducnost had a solid lead thanks to Cedomir Vitkovac (201-F-82, agency: Beo Basket). In the second quarter the legionare squad from Poland woke up and started playing real basketball. The halftime score was set at 28:26 for Buducnost after the jumper hit by Jermaine Anderson (188-G-83, college: Fordham)


In the third quarter Turow took the lead again after the three point shot made from Daniel Kickert (208-C-83, college: St.Mary's, CA) and it was their last lead in the game. Anderson and Nikola Vucevic (208-F-90, college: USC) stepped up with back-to-back baskets and Buducnost started running away. The 10-0 run closed the game because Turow players were not able or willing to take the controll of the game again. The last quarter was just a formality and the final result is maybe even too high because the events of the floor were a bit different. However, Buducnost will be happy with the first win of the Eurocup season and after the signing of Matt Bouldin (196-G-88, college: Gonzaga) their 'stocks' value on the international basketball market will raise even more.

Buducnost had againa superb Nikola Vucevic who scored 18 points and grabbed 8 rebounds, after an unexpected slow start. Jermaine Anderson was the floor general again with 16 points and 6 rebounds while Cedomir Vitkovac scored 15. In the opposite side it's hard to find a player with a good role because nobody had double digits. The most points for the guests scored the ex Jedinstvo Bijelo Polje player, David Jackson (193-G-86, college: W.Illinois).

Buducnost will play again in Podgorica on Saturday against Cibona in the Adriatic League derby match.




EuroCup: Buducnost roll past PGE Turow - by Eurobasket News
Buducnost - PGE Turow 75:50

Buducnost cruised past PGE Turow i n the opening round of EuroCup regular season. Nikola Vucevic (208-F-90, college: USC) scored 18 points and grabbed 8 rebounds to lead the charge.
Buducnost tipped off the game with an aggressive defence. They held the Polish team to just 7 points in the starting frame taking a 5-point lead. Turow got closer in the second quarter. The visitors trailed by just two points at the interval 26:28. But things changed drastically after the big break. The hosts stepped on the gas and left Turow behind. Buducnost fired 26 points in the third quarter to establish an 11-point lead with one quarter remaining. Buducnost never slowed down in the final quarter and coasted to a comfortable win at the end. Cedomir Vitkovac (201-F-82, agency: Beo Basket) had 15 points, while Jermaine Anderson (188-G-83, college: Fordham) had 16 points for Buducnost. David Jackson (193-G-86, college: W.Illinois) responded with 9 points for PGE Turow. Konrad Wysocki (201-F-82, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Princeton) and Aaron Cel (203-F-87) and John Edwards (213-C-81, college: Kent St.) delivered 7 points apiece in the loss.

Buducnost: Nikola Vucevic 18, Jermaine Anderson 16, Cedomir Vitkovac 15
PGE Turow: David Jackson 9, Konrad Wysocki 7, Aaron Cel 7, John Edwards 7


Buducnost lands American Matt Bouldin - by Eurobasket News
Buducnost reinforced its roster with Matt Bouldin (196-G-88, college: Gonzaga). The 23-year-old American penned a deal for rest of the season. Bouldin is not a rookie as he played for Iraklis in 2010/11. He had 9.7 ppg, 3 rpg and 1.4 apg for 10 games in Greek A1 league. In March this year, Bouldin moved to NBA D-League team Tulsa 66ers. There, he added 6.3 ppg, 2.9 rpg and 3 apg for 12 games. Bouldin helped Tulsa to reach D-League Semifinals. Matt Bouldin is a product of Gonzaga University, where he graduated in 2010. He had 15.6 ppg, 4.7 rpg and 4 apg for his school as a senior. Bouldin was named AP NCAA All-America Honorable Mention -10. Matt Bouldin played for the USA U19 National Team in 2007. He helped them win the Silver at the World Championships U19 in Novi Sad.

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Standings - Men
D1 Standings
 1. RSB Berkane 3-1 
 2. PCS Plazza C. 3-1 
 3. ASS Sale 2-1 
 4. WAC Casabl. 2-1 
 5. FUS Rabat 2-2 
 6. MAF Fez 2-2 
 7. CRA Hoceima 1-2 
 8. KAC 1-2 
 9. IRT Tanger 1-3 
 10. RCA Casabl. 1-3 


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  MYANMAR   


SEA Games 2011. Singapore open win count - by Eurobasket News
Singapore - Myanmar 91:74

Singapore celebrated the first win at the 2011 SEA Games in Indonesia. They knocked down Myanmar for 1-1 record in Group B. Koh Meng Koon notched 25 points to lead the winners. Myanmar fell at 0-2 record after the loss.
The teams stayed neck and neck throughout the opening frame. The scoreboard read 15:15 after ten minutes. However Singapore took off in the second period. They poured in 31 points to build a 19-point lead with one half played. Singapore stayed well in control in the third quarter. They ensured a 21-point lead before the final term and raced to the victory at the end. Lim ShengYu (190-F-90) nailed 15 points, while Ng Hanbin (192-G/F-89) had 11 points for the winners. Chan Chan answered with 24 points for Myanmar. Ohn Phay had 20 points in the losing effort.

Singapore: Koh Meng Koon 25, Lim ShengYu 15, Ng Hanbin 11
Myanmar: Chan Chan 24, Ohn Phay 20


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  NBA   


Xinjiang Flying Tigers target Jamal Crawford - by Eurobasket News
According to various sources, it seems that Xinjiang Flying Tigers want to sign NBAer Jamal Crawford (196-G-80, college: Michigan). The experienced guard spent last two seasons with Atlanta Hawks. In the latest one he had 14.3 ppg, 1.7 rpg and 3.1 apg for 88 games. In 2009/10, Crawford had even better numbers. For 90 league games he averaged 17.8 points, 2.6 rebounds and 3 assists. From 2004 to 2009, Jamal Crawford played for the New York Knicks. His best season with the Knicks came in 2007/08, when Crawford collected 20.6 ppg, 2.6 rpg and 5 apg for 80 games. He started 2008/09 season with the Knicks and in November of 2008 moved to Golden State Warrios, where he had 19.7 ppg, 3.3 rpg and 4.4 apg. In the past, Jamal Crawford played for the Chicago Bulls. In 2010, he was named All-NBA Sixth Man -10.
Xinjiang Flying Tigers already have Martin Kenyon (203-F/C-77, college: Cincinnati) in the roster. Douby Quincy (191-G-84, college: Rutgers) is out of the team due to season-ending wrist injury, which he suffered during a preseason game against the Shanghai.


German club Bayreuth trying to sign Kevin Durant - by Eurobasket News
Two-time NBA scoring champion Kevin Durant (6'9''-G/F-88, college: Texas) is being courted by a club in Germany.

The Bavarian town of Bayreuth, more famous for its Richard Wagner music festival than for its basketball, hopes to become Durants home during at least some of the NBA lockout.

BBC Bayreuth, a mediocre club in the German league, said Monday it has been in serious negotiations with Durants management for about three weeks and was optimistic about signing the Oklahoma City Thunder forward.

At the moment, we can say about the negotiations that an agreement on financial issues is quite possible, the clubs managing director Manfred Schoettner said in comments released by the club.

Schoettner said the club was aiming to sign Durant for a limited period during the lockout, depending on the players schedule and prior engagements.

BBC Bayreuth said it was negotiating with Durants agent Aaron Goodwin and his partners in Europe.

The club said its sponsors and potential partners would cover the cost of signing Durant and his insurance.

Bayreuth is 13th with a 3-5 record in the 18-team Bundesliga.

Few American big-name NBA players have come to Europe during the lockout, although some European playerssuch as Tony Parker of San Antonio Spurshave gone back to their homelands to play for local clubs. Parker is playing in France for Asvel, a club he partly owns, and has been joined there by the New York Knicks center Ronny Turiaf.

Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers has been negotiating with Virtus Bologna in Italy.

Courtesy of Yahoo! Sports



NBA players reject owners' offer, entire season in jeopardy - by Eurobasket News
As a labor standoff spanning nearly five months plunged into chaos, NBA commissioner David Stern and NBA Players Association executive director Billy Hunter could agree on only one thing.

The 2011-12 NBA season, both men conceded Monday, is legitimately in jeopardy.

That was actually the consensus conclusion all over the league after Hunter announced that the team representatives in attendance at a morning meeting in Times Square voted unanimously to file a 'disclaimer of interest' that will dissolve the union and signals the players' intent to take their battle with the owners into federal court.

Following a weekend of unusually-aggressive public lobbying by Stern in support of a take-it-or-leave-it proposal issued by owners Nov. 10, Hunter and NBPA president Derek Fisher (6'1''-PG-74, agency: Priority Sports, college: UALR) announced that -- with negotiations between the sides essentially hopeless at this stage -- they planned to file an antitrust lawsuit within 48 hours. The suit will seek a summary judgment that deems the NBA shutdown which began July 1 to be illegal.

Hunter then acknowledged in an interview with NBA TV that, even though the NBPA pushed for disclaiming its status as the players' collective bargaining representative over decertification to get into a courtroom faster, there is a 'high probability' that the entire 2011-12 season will be lost because of the lengthy nature of court proceedings.

Said Stern in a subsequent interview on ESPN: 'The union decided in its infinite wisdom that the proposal would not be presented to membership [for a vote].' Referring to union lawyer Jeffrey Kessler, Stern added ominously: 'Obviously Mr. Kessler got his way and we are about to go into the nuclear winter of the NBA.'

'If I were a player,' Stern continued, 'I would be wondering what it is that Billy Hunter just did.'

The two union leaders explained themselves further in a letter to all players Monday night. The letter spelled out the reasons they've opted to transform the NBPA into a trade association that will keep its New York headquarters open but can no longer negotiate with the owners.

According to a copy of the letter, which was obtained by ESPN.com, Hunter and Fisher wrote: 'For two and a half years and through more than 50 collective bargaining sessions, we sat at the table and attempted to negotiate a fair labor agreement with the owners. Last week, with the issuance of yet another ultimatum -- a take-it-or-leave-it final offer of a long-term agreement with unacceptable terms -- Commissioner Stern and the owners left us with no other option. It has become clear to us that we have exhausted our rights under the labor laws and continuing in that forum (collective bargaining) would not be in the best interests of the players.'

The letter continued: 'With no labor union in place, it is our sincere hope that the NBA will immediately end its now illegal boycott and finally open the 2011-12 season. Individual teams are free to negotiate with free agents for your services. If the owners choose to continue their present course of action, it is our view that they subject themselves to significant antitrust liability.'

But Hunter and Fisher also acknowledged the 'enormous consequences' of the move, telling players -- beyond the unknowns tied to going to court -- that the union will no longer be able to take up grievances on behalf of players, regulate player agents or defend the players' labor-law rights. Disclaiming interest also requires the union to withdraw the unfair labor practice charge filed earlier in the summer with the National Labor Relations Board, which the NBPA once regarded as one of its trump cards for much of the summer.

Although it's not inconceivable that Hunter and Stern could talk again this week to negotiate before the NBPA officially files its anti-trust lawsuit, Stern did his best to downplay the notion that the fear of the unknown might coax some 11th-hour concessions from the owners.

Calling it 'an irresponsible action at this late date,' Stern dismissed the 'disclaimer of interest' plan as a transparent 'negotiating tactic.'

'But it's not going to work,' Stern said on 'SportsCenter.' 'If they were going to do it, they should have done it a long time ago, then maybe we would have had a chance to save the season. But they seem hell-bent on self-destruction and I think it's very sad.'

It was widely expected coming out of the weekend that Hunter would respond to Stern's ultimatum offer by announcing that the deal would be presented to the full membership for a vote as long as the league consented to 3-to-5 key amendments. But the disclaimer route likewise surprised many of the agents who have been at the forefront of a push for decertification that has collected an estimated 200 signatures from frustrated players looking to dissolve the union through alternative means.

Sources briefed on discussions in Monday's meetings told ESPN.com that Hunter successfully convinced the players in the room that disclaiming interest would get their case to the court system faster than decertification and enhance the chances that a 2011-12 season of a representative length. Yet sources close to the decertification movement said Monday night that the agents behind the push were still weighing the feasibility of filing the petition with the NLRB, which would lead to a formal vote on decertification for the entire membership roughly 45 days later.

Decertification backers, according to sources, still see some value in going ahead with their petition separate from Monday's action and ultimately filing a flurry of anti-trust lawsuits of their own in addition to the union's filing. The idea would be to apply a significant amount of legal pressure to the owners in hopes that the prospect of dealing with multiple lawsuits at once would finally lead to a negotiating about-face from Stern and company.

'We're looking at multiple fronts of havoc,' said one source from the decertification faction.

Whether any of that has any impact on league officials in terms of convincing the owners to back off their summer-long hard-line stance remains to be seen. Stern was quick to insist that the strategy 'won't work' and accused Hunter of depriving his union members 'of an enormous pay date,' insisting that the league will indeed soon revert to a far more onerous 'reset' offer if no deal was done this week.

'There's some mixed emotions but this is what's best for the league, it's what's best for our players,' All-Star guard Rajon Rondo told ESPN The Magazine's Chris Broussard on Monday. 'We have to stand together. It's not about the Boston Celtics selfishly wanting to play this year, it's about what's best for us as a unit.'

The players' key leaders going forward are two high-profile lawyers who had actually worked on opposite sides during the NFL labor dispute in the summer. Joining Kessler now is David Boies, who months ago represented the NFL in its antitrust case against the NFLPA. Unless he and Kessler are ultimately ousted as part of the decertification movement, Hunter will continue to serve as the head of the players' new trade association.

'The fact that the two biggest legal adversaries in the NFL players dispute over the NFL lockout both agree that the NBA lockout is now illegal and subject to triple damages speaks for itself,' Kessler said in an email to The Associated Press. 'I am delighted to work together with David Boies on behalf of the NBA players.'

The proposal rejected by the players called for a 50/50 split of annual revenue and a 72-game season starting Dec. 15. But the sides have clashed for days about the various 'system' issues that put restraints on teams that stray into luxury-tax territory which, according to the union, will severely hamper free agency and restrict overall player movement.

'We understand the consequences of potentially missing the season; we understand the consequences that players could potentially face if things don't go our way, but it's a risk worth taking,' union vice president Maurice Evans said. 'It's the right move to do.'

Said Fisher: 'To imply that as players we've somehow been misled by Billy ... it even implies that we don't understand or we're not capable of understanding the details that were presented to us in [last week's] proposal. And as players we resent that type of implication. We're very aware of what we did not accept and we made a choice with our eyes open.'

The NBA's only previous work stoppage to bleed into the regular season reduced the 1998-99 season to 50 games. Monday marked the 137th day of the lockout, one day longer than the NFL's lockout in the summer.

'It's really a tragedy,' Stern said.

Courtesy of ESPN


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  NBLCANADA   


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


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
































Stats Leaders - NCAA1
Points Per Game
 Jimmer FREDETTE
  BYU
  (187-PG-89)
  Avg: 28
 1. Jimmer Frede., BYU28.0 
 2. Marshon Broo., Pro.24.0 
 3. Kevi Luper ORU23.7 
 4. Dawn Evans JMU23.1 
 5. Brittney Gri., Bay.23.0 
 6. Kemba Walker Conne.23.0 
 7. Andrew Goude., Cha.23.0 
 8. Norris Cole Clevel.21.0 
 9. McDougald, Jackso.21.0 
 10. Alec Burks Colora.20.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Draymond GREEN
  Michigan.
  (200-F-90)
  Avg: 18
 1. Green, Michigan.18.0 
 2. Plumlee, Duke14.0 
 3. Kenneth Fari., Mor.14.0 
 4. Courtney Hurt VCU12.4 
 5. Ashar Harris Moreh.12.3 
 6. Shannon, Florida12.0 
 7. Kourtney Bro., Buf.11.6 
 8. Jordan Willi., Mar.11.0 
 9. Avery Warley Liber.11.0 
 10. John Henson N.Car.10.0 
Assists Per Game
 Aaron JOHNSON
  UAB
  (172-G-88)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Aaron Johnson UAB7.7 
 2. Scott Machado Iona7.0 
 3. D.J. Cooper Ohio7.0 
 4. Hank Thorns TCU7.0 
 5. Samantha Pra., Ohi.6.9 
 6. Zach Swansey Tenn.6.4 
 7. Isaiah Thomas Wash.6.1 
 8. Loucks, Florida St.6.0 
 9. Plumlee, Duke6.0 
 10. Kendall Mars., N..6.0 
Steals Per Game
 Kevi LUPER
  ORU
  (177-G-90)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Kevi Luper ORU3.7 
 2. Katie Sheahin Loyo.3.5 
 3. Jenna Plumley Lam.3.4 
 4. Morgan Strom., Mia.3.3 
 5. Shey Peddy Temple3.2 
 6. Shenise John., Mia.3.2 
 7. Brittany Bla., NC-.3.1 
 8. Thornton, Duke3.0 
 9. Clark, Belmont3.0 
 10. Trice, Michigan S.3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 John HENSON
  N.Carolina
  (208-F-)
  Avg: 9
 1. Henson, N.Carolina9.0 
 2. Louella Toml., St..4.7 
 3. Brittney Gri., Bay.4.6 
 4. William Mosl., Nor.4.0 
 5. Keith Benson Oakla.3.6 
 6. Ashley Gayle Texas3.5 
 7. C.J. Aiken St.Jo.3.5 
 8. Jodie Boss S.Dako.3.3 
 9. Tia Mays Missouri.3.1 
 10. John Henson N.Car.3.0 


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1Div. Round 7: Kristiansand hands first loss to undefeated Persbraaten - by Eurobasket News
Host teams show no mercy winning all games.

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Persbraaten (4-1) on the court of leader Kristiansand on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by Kristiansand 84-67. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Persbraaten. The game without a history. Kristiansand led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Undefeated Kristiansand (6-0) have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They maintain first place with a perfect record of 6 victories in a row, which they share with Miners. Persbraaten at the other side keeps the third position with one game lost. Kristiansand is looking forward to face STIF Whalers (#4) in Sandefjord in the next round. Persbraaten will play at home against the league's second-placed Miners in Kongsberg and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Leader Miners blasted bottom-ranked NTNUI (0-7) in Kongsberg 103-44 keeping the perfect record after 7 rounds. NTNUI is still unable to win any game. The victory was the sixth consecutive win for Miners. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Kristiansand. NTNUI lost their fifth game in a row. They still closes the standings with seven games lost. Miners will play against Persbraaten (#3) in Oslo in the next round, which may be the game of the day. NTNUI will play at home against Varden (#5) in Tromso and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Bottom-ranked NTNUI is still unable to win any game. This time they lost on the road their seventh consecutive match to fourth ranked STIF Whalers (4-2) 98-78 on Sunday evening. STIF Whalers maintains fourth place with 4-2 record. NTNUI lost their fifth game in a row. They still closes the standings with seven games lost. STIF Whalers will meet league's leader Kristiansand on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. NTNUI will play against Varden (#5) in Tromso and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
The game in Tromso was also worth to mention about. 5th ranked OSI (2-4) played at the court of sixth ranked Varden (2-3). Varden defeated OSI 76-64. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of OSI. Varden moved-up to fifth place. OSI at the other side dropped to the sixth position with four games lost. Varden's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked NTNUI (#9) in Trondheim.



Miners - NTNUI 103-44

Leader Miners blasted bottom-ranked NTNUI (0-7) in Kongsberg 103-44 keeping the perfect record after 7 rounds. NTNUI is still unable to win any game. The game without a history. Miners led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. The victory was the sixth consecutive win for Miners. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Kristiansand. NTNUI lost their fifth game in a row. They still closes the standings with seven games lost. Miners will play against Persbraaten (#3) in Oslo in the next round, which may be the game of the day. NTNUI will play at home against Varden (#5) in Tromso and hopes to get finally their first victory.
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Kristiansand - Persbraaten 84-67

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Persbraaten (4-1) on the court of leader Kristiansand on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by Kristiansand 84-67. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Persbraaten. The game without a history. Kristiansand led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Kristiansand (6-0) have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They maintain first place with a perfect record of 6 victories in a row, which they share with Miners. Persbraaten at the other side keeps the third position with one game lost. Kristiansand is looking forward to face STIF Whalers (#4) in Sandefjord in the next round. Persbraaten will play at home against the league's second-placed Miners in Kongsberg and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
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Varden - OSI 76-64

The game in Tromso was also worth to mention about. 5th ranked OSI (2-4) played at the court of sixth ranked Varden (2-3). Varden defeated OSI 76-64. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of OSI. It looked good early as OSI took an 1-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Varden had a 21-19 second period charge getting the lead and OSI was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 64-76. Varden moved-up to fifth place. OSI at the other side dropped to the sixth position with four games lost. Varden's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked NTNUI (#9) in Trondheim.
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STIF Whalers - NTNUI 98-78

Bottom-ranked NTNUI is still unable to win any game. This time they lost on the road their seventh consecutive match to fourth ranked STIF Whalers (4-2) 98-78 on Sunday evening. The game without a history. STIF Whalers led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. STIF Whalers maintains fourth place with 4-2 record. NTNUI lost their fifth game in a row. They still closes the standings with seven games lost. STIF Whalers will meet league's leader Kristiansand on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. NTNUI will play against Varden (#5) in Tromso and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
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Standings - BLNO
BLNO Standings
 1. Froya Basket 7-1 
 2. Asker Aliens 7-2 
 3. Baerum Basket 6-1 
 4. Gimle BBK 4-4 
 5. Tromso 4-4 
 6. Centrum 4-5 
 7. Ammerud Bskt 1-7 
 8. Langhus 0-9 


BLNO Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Anthony LEE-INGRAM
  Asker A.
  (198-F-)
  Avg: 23.5
 1. Lee-Ingram, Asker23.5 
 2. Mjos, Baerum B.22.9 
 3. Karlsen, Centrum20.5 
 4. Westerlund, Ammeru.19.8 
 5. Sahlertz, Tromso19.3 
 6. Land, Asker Aliens18.8 
 7. Stien, Gimle BBK17.9 
 8. Kombat, Froya B.17.6 
 9. Okoroafor, Ammerud16.1 
 10. Hagen, Ammerud15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Anthony LEE-INGRAM
  Asker A.
  (198-F-)
  Avg: 11.6
 1. Lee-Ingram, Asker11.6 
 2. Oatis, Baerum B.9.4 
 3. Land, Asker Aliens8.8 
 4. Ferranti, Baerum B.8.6 
 5. Byerson, Tromso8.3 
 6. Bullock, Froya B.7.9 
 7. Karlsen, Centrum7.8 
 8. Hagen, Ammerud7.0 
 9. Kombat, Froya B.6.5 
 10. Wallace, Tromso6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Hani ISSALHI
  Tromso
  (187-G-84)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Issalhi, Tromso5.9 
 2. Mahnin, Centrum4.8 
 3. Mjos, Baerum B.4.6 
 4. Midtvedt, Asker A.4.4 
 5. Randolph, Langhus4.1 
 6. Stien, Asker Aliens4.0 
 7. Gabrans, Froya B.3.8 
 8. Byerson, Tromso3.4 
 9. Ouakkaha, Froya B.3.1 
 10. Stien, Gimle BBK3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Hani ISSALHI
  Tromso
  (187-G-84)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Issalhi, Tromso2.6 
 2. Bullock, Froya B.2.4 
 3. Sumskis, Gimle BBK2.0 
 4. Pavlovic, Gimle B.2.0 
 5. Mjos, Baerum B.2.0 
 6. Silavs, Froya B.1.9 
 7. Westerlund, Ammeru.1.8 
 8. Sahlertz, Tromso1.6 
 9. Hinsch, Centrum1.4 
 10. Elsafadi, Froya B.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Donald OATIS
  Baerum B.
  (206-F/C-79)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Oatis, Baerum B.3.4 
 2. Sjostrom, Baerum B.1.6 
 3. Lee-Ingram, Asker1.1 
 4. Nyborg, Centrum1.0 
 5. Hammer, Gimle BBK0.8 
 6. Hagen, Ammerud0.8 
 7. Byerson, Tromso0.7 
 8. Sumskis, Gimle BBK0.6 
 9. Bullock, Froya B.0.6 
 10. Sikander, Ammerud0.6 


Standings - 1Div.
1Div. Standings
 1. Kristiansand 6-0 
 2. Miners 6-0 
 3. Persbraaten 4-1 
 4. STIF Whalers 4-2 
 5. Varden 2-3 
 6. OSI 2-4 
 7. Fyllingen BBK 1-4 
 8. Hop 1-5 
 9. NTNUI 0-7 


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  PHILIPPINES   


SEA Games 2011. Philippines too good for Vietnam - by Eurobasket News
Philippines - Vietnam 107:53

Philippines enjoyed the second successful outing at 2011 SEA Games in Indonesia. They drubbed Vietnam for 2-0 record in Group A. Greg Slaughter (211-C-88) scored 20 points to pace the reigning champions. Vietnam fell at 0-2 record after the loss.
Philippines did not waste too much time to set the tone. They went on a 32:4 run in the opening quarter to clear off. Philippines fired 27 points in the second quarter to establish a 59:23 halftime lead. Philippines never slowed down after the big break. They continued to mount the pressure taking a 44-point lead into the fourth quarter. They never looked back afterwards cruising to the win. Ray Parks (193-G-92) had 19 points, while Ellis and Chico Lanete (183-G-79) delivered 11 points each in the victory. Hyunh Hai Nguyen answered with 11 points for Vietnam. Ngoc Tu Le netted 10 points in the loss.

Philippines: Greg Slaughter 20, Ray Parks 19, Ellis 11, Chico Lanete 11
Vietnam: Hyunh Hai Nguyen 11, Ngoc Tu Le 10


DAY 2 OF 2011 SEA GAMES BASKETBALL - by Enzo Flojo
THAILAND over CAMBODIA, 85-62
THA 85 - Kruatiwa 15, Klahan 13, Kongkum 11, Sangthong 10, Jantuma 9, Apiromv