EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 11/20/2011

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  ABA   


Standings
ABA Standings
Atlantic South
 1. Atlanta Aliens 0-0 
 2. Atlanta E. 0-0 
 3. Florida T. 0-0 
 4. Georgia G. 0-0 
 5. Heartland H. 0-0 
 6. Jacksonville 0-0 
 7. Orlando Kings 0-0 
 8. Savannah Storm 0-0 
 9. Seminole A. 0-0 
 10. Tampa 0-0 
 11. E.Point Jaguars 0-1 
California NW
 1. Richmond R. 2-0 
 2. Bay Area M. 2-1 
 3. Anchorage 0-0 
 4. California SK 0-0 
 5. Chico Rage 0-0 
 6. E.Bay Pitbulls 0-0 
 7. Mid-Valley 0-0 
 8. Modesto H. 0-0 
 9. Port City P. 0-0 
 10. S.Francisco R. 0-0 
 11. S.Valley Fever 0-0 
 12. Seattle M. 0-0 
 13. Washington R. 0-0 
 14. Sacramento H. 0-3 
California South
 1. San Diego Sol 1-1 
 2. LA Slam 0-0 
 3. Las Vegas A. 0-0 
 4. Riverside R. 0-0 
 5. SoCal Swish 0-0 
 6. San Diego S. 0-2 
Colonial
 1. Richmond E. 1-0 
 2. E.Kentucky En. 0-0 
 3. Norfolk Sh. 0-0 
 4. Portsmouth C. 0-0 
 5. Seven Cities 0-0 
 6. W.Virginia B. 0-0 
 7. NoVa Wonders 0-1 
Great Lake
 1. Milwaukee B. 1-0 
 2. Chi-Town B. 0-0 
 3. Chicago Steam 0-0 
 4. Indy S. 0-0 
 5. Midwest Flames 0-0 
 6. Oshkosh 0-0 
 7. Porter County P. 0-0 
 8. Chicago F. 0-1 
Mid Atlantic
 1. Athens R. 0-0 
 2. Carolina C. 0-0 
 3. Carolina J. 0-0 
 4. Clarksville C. 0-0 
 5. Fayetteville F. 0-0 
 6. Myrtle B. 0-0 
 7. Tennessee MH 0-0 
 8. Trefour Ch. 0-0 
 9. East Carolina T. 0-1 
Mid Central
 1. Dayton G. 0-0 
 2. Detroit Hoops 0-0 
 3. Flint Fire 0-0 
 4. Greencastle GK 0-0 
 5. Indiana D. 0-0 
 6. Indianapolis 0-0 
 7. Lake Michigan 0-0 
 8. Lansing L. 0-0 
 9. Lima Explosion 0-0 
 10. Michiana M. 0-0 
Northeast
 1. Connecticut T. 1-0 
 2. Conn. Chill 0-0 
 3. Hampton C. 0-0 
 4. Island Vipers 0-0 
 5. NY Red Riders 0-0 
 6. NYC Thunder 0-0 
 7. Rochester 0-0 
 8. Syracuse SW 0-0 
 9. Jersey Expr. 0-1 
Panhandle
 1. Gulf Coast F. 1-0 
 2. Columbus R. 0-0 
 3. Louisiana U.P. 0-0 
 4. Mobile Bay H. 0-0 
 5. Panama City D. 0-0 
Rocky Mountain
 1. Colorado K. 4-0 
 2. Colorado C. 1-1 
 3. Crusaders 1-3 
 4. Wyoming R. 0-2 
South Central
 1. Conway C. 1-0 
 2. Bluff City R. 0-0 
 3. Delta S. 0-0 
 4. Missouri R. 0-0 
 5. N.E. Arkansas 0-0 
 6. Nashville S. 0-0 
 7. St.Louis P. 0-0 
South West
 1. North Dallas 3-0 
 2. Dallas Impact 1-0 
 3. Oklahoma 1-1 
 4. Texas Fuel 1-1 
 5. Houston R.S. 0-0 
 6. N.Texas F. 0-0 
 7. Team Havok 0-0 
 8. West Texas W. 0-1 


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  ACPBL   


A last time team addition for ACPBL - by Gianni Pascucci
The Baker League Basketball Arena (located at 1 S. Main St. South Toms River, NJ) is very proud to announce that we will be bringing professionale basketball to Toms River! We would like to officially announce the Toms River Shooters as the newest franchise in the Atlantic Coast Professional Basketball League (ACPBL). This is a very exciting day for anyone who loves basketball the way we do at The Baker League.
We are just as excited and honored of our roster which includes Randall Stallworth (5'10''-G-88), Tony Boone (5'10''-G), Kenny Samuels, Jeff Warner, Jordan Krzeczkowski, Tory Fisher, Emanuel Ubilla (6'2''-G-86, college: Fairleigh Dickinson), Josh Johnson, Blake Hamilton (6'8''-F-83, college: Monmouth), Sandy Perry (6'7''-F-86), Corey Albano (6'9''-F/C-76, college: Monmouth) and our team captain Mike Konopka (6'8''-F-81)
We have a team that will not only be very exciting to watch but be able to compete at a very high level as everyone on the team is highly motivated to bring a title to our town.
The Toms River Shooters will be taking over the 2011-2012 schedule and Big Apple Division spot of the New York Lions, who have been removed from the Atlantic Coast Professional Basketball League.
The Shooters will open up the season in a couple of weeks on the road at the New York City 524 on December 3, 2011. The Toms River Shooters first home game is scheduled for early February.
Please follow the Toms River Shooters on Facebook, www.acpbl.com and www.thebakerleague.com


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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   


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


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 David SIMON
  Radnicki K.
  (207-C-82)
  Avg: 19.8
 1. Simon, Radnicki K.19.8 
 2. Scott, Radnicki K.18.5 
 3. Panic, Zlatorog17.5 
 4. Vucevic, Buducnost17.4 
 5. Morrison, Crvena Z.17.1 
 6. Pilepic, Siroki W.16.9 
 7. Pavkovic, Radnicki15.5 
 8. Warren, Cedevita15.3 
 9. Kasun, KK.15.3 
 10. Simon, KK.14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Boris SAVOVIC
  Hemofarm
  (206-F-87)
  Avg: 14.1
 1. Savovic, Hemofarm14.1 
 2. Vucevic, Buducnost10.4 
 3. Simon, Radnicki K.7.4 
 4. Pekovic, Partizan6.3 
 5. Pavic, Krka6.1 
 6. Kasun, KK.5.8 
 7. May, KK.5.7 
 8. Sakic, Siroki WWin5.6 
 9. Green, Union Olimp.5.6 
 10. Schortsaniti., Ma.5.6 
Assists Per Game
 Miljan PAVKOVIC
  Radnicki K.
  (178-G-81)
  Avg: 8.2
 1. Pavkovic, Radnicki8.2 
 2. Markovic, Radnicki8.0 
 3. Farmar, Maccabi4.8 
 4. Stinson, Krka4.5 
 5. Papaloukas, Macca.4.3 
 6. Simon, KK.4.1 
 7. Popovic, Crvena Z.4.0 
 8. Covic, Crvena Z.4.0 
 9. Krivec, Krka3.9 
 10. Vujasinovic, Zlat.3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Zoran DRAGIC
  Krka
  (196-F/G-89)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Dragic, Krka2.4 
 2. Ohayon, Maccabi2.4 
 3. Zubcic, Cibona2.1 
 4. Draper, Cedevita1.9 
 5. Chase, Cibona1.9 
 6. Papaloukas, Macca.1.8 
 7. Pilepic, Siroki W.1.6 
 8. Markovic, Radnicki1.6 
 9. Baxter, Krka1.6 
 10. Car, Cedevita1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Mike SCOTT
  Radnicki K.
  (203-F-86)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Scott, Radnicki K.1.5 
 2. James, Maccabi T-A1.5 
 3. Ilic, Crvena Zvezda1.3 
 4. Owens, Cedevita1.1 
 5. Simon, Radnicki K.1.1 
 6. Vucevic, Buducnost1.0 
 7. Pekovic, Partizan0.9 
 8. Collins, Siroki W.0.8 
 9. Hendrix, Maccabi0.8 
 10. Savovic, Hemofarm0.7 


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  ARGENTINA   


Standings - LigaA
LigaA Standings
North
 1. Regatas C. 11-4 
 2. Libertad S. 10-5 
 3. Quimsa 10-6 
 4. Sionista 8-7 
 5. La Union 7-9 
 6. Olimpico LB 6-9 
 7. Atenas 5-10 
 8. San Mart.C. 4-11 
South
 1. Obras 12-3 
 2. Wuber-Est.Bahia 11-4 
 3. Penarol 9-6 
 4. Lanus 8-7 
 5. Boca Jrs 8-7 
 6. GECR Indalo 6-9 
 7. Club 9 4-11 
 8. Quilmes MP 2-13 


Stats Leaders - LigaA

Points Per Game
 Joe SMITH
  La Union
  (193-G-77)
  Avg: 21.2
 1. Smith, La Union21.2 
 2. Meyinsse, Wuber-.18.5 
 3. McHopson, Quilm.18.3 
 4. Villegas, Sionista17.6 
 5. Gutierrez, Obras17.1 
 6. OBannon, Boca Jrs16.9 
 7. Quinteros, Regat.16.4 
 8. Mikulas, La Union16.3 
 9. Gutierrez, Penarol16.2 
 10. Roe, Regatas C.16.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Matias SANDES
  Sionista
  (201-F/G-84)
  Avg: 9.7
 1. Sandes, Sionista9.7 
 2. Garces, Atenas9.4 
 3. Gutierrez, Obras8.7 
 4. Battle, Libertad S.8.5 
 5. Lloreda, Olimpico.8.4 
 6. Mikulas, La Union8.3 
 7. Graves, Boca Jrs8.1 
 8. McFarlan, San M.7.6 
 9. Leiva, Penarol7.6 
 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, Atenas5.0 
 7. Victoriano, San M.4.2 
 8. Smith, La Union3.9 
 9. Osimani, Obras3.6 
 10. Quinteros, Regat.3.4 
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. Lescano, Atenas1.7 
 5. Ibarra, Olimpico.1.7 
 6. Sanchez, Wuber-.1.6 
 7. Mojica, Wuber-Es.1.6 
 8. Stanic, Boca Jrs1.6 
 9. Quinteros, Regat.1.5 
 10. Aguirre, Quimsa1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Robert BATTLE
  Libertad S.
  (204-C-81)
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Battle, Libertad S.1.1 
 2. Rollins, San M.1.0 
 3. Roe, Regatas C.1.0 
 4. Garces, Atenas0.9 
 5. Sanchez, Wuber-.0.9 
 6. Williams, Quimsa0.9 
 7. Meyinsse, Wuber-.0.8 
 8. Wolkowyski, La Uni.0.7 
 9. Aguerre, Wuber-.0.7 
 10. Johnson, Libertad.0.7 


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  AUSTRALIA   


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


Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Julian KHAZZOUH
  Kings
  (209-C-86)
  Avg: 18.6
 1. Khazzouh, Kings18.6 
 2. Mills, Tigers18.6 
 3. Lisch, Wildcats18.0 
 4. Warren, 36ers17.9 
 5. Wilkinson, Breakers17.9 
 6. Tragardh, Tigers17.8 
 7. Gill, Crocodiles16.2 
 8. Wilson, Taipans16.0 
 9. Worthington, Blaze15.5 
 10. Deleon, Blaze14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Julian KHAZZOUH
  Kings
  (209-C-86)
  Avg: 10.6
 1. Khazzouh, Kings10.6 
 2. Holmes, Crocodiles10.5 
 3. Crosswhite, Taipa.8.3 
 4. Grant, Kings8.3 
 5. Simpsons, 36ers8.0 
 6. Rychart, Taipans7.5 
 7. Johnson, 36ers7.1 
 8. Worthington, Blaze7.0 
 9. Weigh, 36ers6.6 
 10. Tovey, Wildcats6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Nathan CROSSWELL
  36ers
  (190-G-79)
  Avg: 5.6
 1. Crosswell, 36ers5.6 
 2. Gibson, Blaze5.5 
 3. Jackson, Breakers5.1 
 4. Mills, Tigers5.0 
 5. Martin, Hawks4.5 
 6. Bruce, Kings4.0 
 7. Gill, Crocodiles3.8 
 8. Redhage, Wildcats3.4 
 9. Wilson, Taipans3.3 
 10. Lisch, Wildcats3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Cedric JACKSON
  Breakers
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 3
 1. Jackson, Breakers3.0 
 2. Robbins, Wildcats2.1 
 3. Mims, Crocodiles1.7 
 4. Gibson, Blaze1.7 
 5. Lisch, Wildcats1.4 
 6. Gill, Crocodiles1.3 
 7. Vukona, Breakers1.1 
 8. Dorsey, Tigers1.1 
 9. Crawford, Croco.1.0 
 10. Crosswell, 36ers1.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Julian KHAZZOUH
  Kings
  (209-C-86)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Khazzouh, Kings1.8 
 2. Grant, Kings1.6 
 3. Johnson, 36ers1.3 
 4. Pledger, Breakers1.0 
 5. Simpsons, 36ers1.0 
 6. Worthington, Blaze1.0 
 7. Forman, Hawks1.0 
 8. Nevill, Wildcats0.9 
 9. Abercrombie, Break.0.9 
 10. Ballinger, 36ers0.8 


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  AUSTRIA   


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


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Stjepan STAZIC
  BC Vienna
  (199-G-78)
  Avg: 27.7
 1. Stazic, BC Vienna27.7 
 2. Wade, Arkadia24.4 
 3. Reed, Oberwart24.1 
 4. Booker, St.Polten23.0 
 5. Djuric, Gussing20.6 
 6. Brown, Wels19.1 
 7. Curry, Gmunden18.8 
 8. Bobb, Klosterneub.17.6 
 9. Shaw, Oberwart17.5 
 10. Rakocevic, BC Vi.17.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Zarko RAKOCEVIC
  BC Vi.
  (204-F-84)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Rakocevic, BC Vi.11.2 
 2. Reed, Oberwart8.8 
 3. Skurdauskas, Arkad.8.1 
 4. Oppland, Gmunden8.0 
 5. Werner, Wels7.3 
 6. Heard, Gussing7.3 
 7. Bakovic, St.Polten7.0 
 8. Suljanovic, Kloste.6.9 
 9. Matthews, Fursten.6.7 
 10. Gordon, Kapfenbe.6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Jeremy FEARS
  Kapfenberg
  (196-G-85)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Fears, Kapfenberg5.9 
 2. Shavies, Furstenf.5.5 
 3. Danek, Arkadia5.4 
 4. Stazic, BC Vienna5.3 
 5. Lanegger, Klostern.5.1 
 6. Schreiner, Kapfe.4.7 
 7. Rakocevic, BC Vi.4.2 
 8. Farokhmanesh, Wels4.0 
 9. Klepeisz, Gussing4.0 
 10. Curry, Gmunden4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Anthony SHAVIES
  Furstenf.
  (191-G-83)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Shavies, Furstenf.2.8 
 2. Brown, Wels2.5 
 3. Pryor, Wels2.5 
 4. Fears, Kapfenberg2.3 
 5. Schreiner, Kapfe.1.9 
 6. Curry, Gmunden1.8 
 7. Bobb, Klosterneub.1.6 
 8. Wade, Arkadia1.5 
 9. Koch, Gussing1.5 
 10. Speiser, St.Polten1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Zarko RAKOCEVIC
  BC Vi.
  (204-F-84)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Rakocevic, BC Vi.3.3 
 2. Ware, Furstenfeld1.6 
 3. Brown, Wels0.9 
 4. Skurdauskas, Arkad.0.9 
 5. Francois, BC Vienna0.9 
 6. Greimeister, Klost.0.8 
 7. Shaw, Oberwart0.8 
 8. Pryor, Wels0.6 
 9. Werner, Wels0.5 
 10. Sallomon, Kloster.0.5 


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  BELGIUM   


D1 Round 9: Belgacom Liege beats Okapi Aalstar by one after a very close game - by Eurobasket News
Coincidentally all hosts won their games.

The most exciting game of round 9 in the D1 took place in Liege. This derby game ended with only one-point defeat on the road of 5th ranked Okapi Aalstar (4-4) to seventh ranked Belgacom Liege (3-4) 77-76 on Saturday evening. The hosts trailed by 6 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 5-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 77-76. Belgacom Liege forced 22 Okapi Aalstar turnovers. American players dominated the game. It was a good game for point guard Dominic Waters (185-PG-86, college: Portland St.) who saved his team from a defeat with 17 points and 4 assists. Forward Josh Bostic (196-87, college: Findlay, OH) contributed with 13 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Guard Kevin Kruger (186-83, college: UNLV) answered with 20 points for Okapi Aalstar. Belgacom Liege maintains seventh place with 3-4 record. Okapi Aalstar lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the sixth position with four games lost. Belgacom Liege will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Okapi Aalstar will play on the road against Dexia Mons-Hainaut (#4) in Quaregnon and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a road loss of second ranked Dexia Mons-Hainaut (5-3) against fourth ranked Antwerp Giants (5-3) on Saturday night. Visiting Dexia Mons-Hainaut was defeated by Antwerp Giants in Antwerp 67-55. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Dexia Mons-Hainaut. Tunisian center Salah Mejri (216-86) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 13 rebounds and 4 blocks for the winners and Timothy Black chipped in 10 points and 4 assists. The best for the losing side was American guard A.J. Slaughter (191-87, college: W.Kentucky) with 12 points. Antwerp Giants moved-up to second place, which they share with Oostende and M.Hainaut. Antwerp Giants will play against bottom-ranked VOO Verviers-Pepinster (#9) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Dexia Mons-Hainaut will play against Okapi Aalstar (#6) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
An interesting game for Spirou Charleroi (6-1) which hosted in Charleroi 3rd placed Base Oostende (5-3). First ranked Spirou Charleroi managed to get a 5-point victory 80-75. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Base Oostende. Demond Mallet nailed 24 points (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line) for the winning side. Jason Rich came up with 17 points and 4 assists for Base Oostende in the defeat. Spirou Charleroi have a solid series of three victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 6-1 record. Base Oostende at the other side dropped to the second position with three games lost. They share it with Antwerp and M.Hainaut. Spirou Charleroi will meet Optima Gent (#8) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Base Oostende will play against Leuven Bears (#5) and hope to secure a win.
Bottom-ranked VOO Verviers-Pepinster is still unable to win any game. This time they lost on the road their eighth consecutive match to sixth ranked Leuven Bears (4-3) 101-68. The best player for the winners was Brandon Freeman who scored 26 points. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Leuven Bears moved-up to fifth place. VOO Verviers-Pepinster at the other side still closes the standings with eight games lost. Leuven Bears' next round opponent will be league's second-placed Base Oostende at home and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. VOO Verviers-Pepinster will play against Antwerp Giants (#3) and hopes to get finally their first victory.



Liege - Aalstar 77-76

The most exciting game of round 9 in the D1 took place in Liege. This derby game ended with only one-point defeat on the road of 5th ranked Okapi Aalstar (4-4) to seventh ranked Belgacom Liege (3-4) 77-76 on Saturday evening. The hosts trailed by 6 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 5-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 77-76. Belgacom Liege forced 22 Okapi Aalstar turnovers. American players dominated the game. It was a good game for point guard Dominic Waters (185-86, college: Portland St.) who saved his team from a defeat with 17 points and 4 assists. Forward Josh Bostic (196-87, college: Findlay, OH) contributed with 13 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Guard Kevin Kruger (186-83, college: UNLV) answered with 20 points and guard Stefon Jackson (196-85, college: UTEP) added 15 points in the effort for Okapi Aalstar. Belgacom Liege maintains seventh place with 3-4 record. Okapi Aalstar lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the sixth position with four games lost. Belgacom Liege will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Okapi Aalstar will play on the road against Dexia Mons-Hainaut (#4) in Quaregnon and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Liege: D.Waters 17+1reb+4ast, J.Bostic 13+6reb+1ast, L.Matela 10+2reb, P.Gillet 10+4reb, G.Muya 9+2reb+4ast, O.Troisfontaines 8+6reb
Aalstar: K.Kruger 20+3reb+3ast, S.Jackson 15+3reb+2ast, N.Fox 12+5reb+1ast, C.Copeland 9+9reb, C.Young 7+3reb+2ast, A.Ruoff 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 132366


Charleroi - Oostende 80-75

An interesting game for Spirou Charleroi (6-1) which hosted in Charleroi 3rd placed Base Oostende (5-3). First ranked Spirou Charleroi managed to get a 5-point victory 80-75. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Base Oostende. Base Oostende trailed by 13 points after 3 quarters before a 22-14 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 75-80 at the end of the game. They outrebounded Base Oostende 34-22 including 22 on the defensive glass. American guard Demond Mallet (185-78, college: McNeese St., agency: Higher Vision Sports) nailed 24 points (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line) for the winning side and Georgian forward Tornike Shengelia (207-91) accounted for 9 points and 9 rebounds. American guard Jason Rich (191-86) came up with 17 points and 4 assists and Serbian-Greek Dusan Sakota (208-86, agency: Beo Basket) added 16 points and 5 rebounds respectively for Base Oostende in the defeat. Five Base Oostende players scored in double figures. Spirou Charleroi have a solid series of three victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 6-1 record. Base Oostende at the other side dropped to the second position with three games lost. They share it with Antwerp and M.Hainaut. Spirou Charleroi will meet Optima Gent (#8) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Base Oostende will play against Leuven Bears (#5) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Charleroi: D.Mallet 24+4reb+1ast, C.Beghin 15+3reb+1ast, C.Green 11+2reb, T.Shengelia 9+9reb+2ast, C.Hill 9+4reb+2ast, J.Hamilton 6+2reb+3ast
Oostende: J.Rich 17+1reb+4ast, D.Sakota 16+5reb, V.Petrovic 12+3reb+1ast, C.Booker 11+4reb, K.Winston 10+4reb+2ast, D.Katnic 4+1reb+1ast
gschID: 132367


Antwerp - M.Hainaut 67-55

Very important is a road loss of second ranked Dexia Mons-Hainaut (5-3) against fourth ranked Antwerp Giants (5-3) on Saturday night. Visiting Dexia Mons-Hainaut was defeated by Antwerp Giants in Antwerp 67-55. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Dexia Mons-Hainaut. Dexia Mons-Hainaut was tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. Antwerp Giants dominated down low during the game scoring 48 of its points in the paint compared to Dexia Mons-Hainaut's 16. Antwerp Giants forced 20 Dexia Mons-Hainaut turnovers. They brought some defensive toughness making 8 blocks. Tunisian center Salah Mejri (216-86) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 13 rebounds and 4 blocks for the winners and American guard Timothy Black (178-81, college: Barton, NC, agency: Limelight Hoops) chipped in 10 points and 4 assists. The best for the losing side was American guard A.J. Slaughter (191-87, college: W.Kentucky) with 12 points and the other American import power forward Warren Carter (205-85, college: Illinois) scored 10 points and 5 rebounds. Antwerp Giants moved-up to second place, which they share with Oostende and M.Hainaut. Antwerp Giants will play against bottom-ranked VOO Verviers-Pepinster (#9) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Dexia Mons-Hainaut will play against Okapi Aalstar (#6) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Antwerp: S.Mejri 16+13reb+1ast, T.Black 10+2reb+4ast, D.Wilson 10+1ast, R.Moors 8+1reb+2ast, M.Roll 8+2reb+3ast, J.Mwema 6+3reb
M.Hainaut: A.Slaughter 12+3reb+2ast, W.Carter 10+5reb, S.Foster 8+3reb, S.Singletary 7+1reb, S.Bellin 7+1reb, J.Cage 4+5reb+2ast
gschID: 132368


Leuven - Verviers-Pep. 101-68

Bottom-ranked VOO Verviers-Pepinster is still unable to win any game. This time they lost on the road their eighth consecutive match to sixth ranked Leuven Bears (4-3) 101-68. The game was mostly controlled by Leuven Bears. VOO Verviers-Pepinster was better in fourth quarter 24-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Leuven Bears dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to VOO Verviers-Pepinster's 32 and made 26-of-32 charity shots (81.3 percent) during the game. They outrebounded VOO Verviers-Pepinster 45-29 including a 32-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. 25 personal fouls committed by VOO Verviers-Pepinster helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American guard Brandon Freeman (191-83, college: UALR) who scored 26 points (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line). Samoan-American power forward John Tofi (203-84, college: UTEP) chipped in 14 points and 7 rebounds. Five Leuven Bears players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American power forward Jason Love (206-87, college: Xavier) who recorded a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds and the other American import guard Jermaine Beal (191-87, college: Vanderbilt) added 15 points respectively. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Leuven Bears moved-up to fifth place. VOO Verviers-Pepinster at the other side still closes the standings with eight games lost. Leuven Bears' next round opponent will be league's second-placed Base Oostende at home and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. VOO Verviers-Pepinster will play against Antwerp Giants (#3) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Leuven: B.Freeman 26+3reb+1ast, J.Tofi 14+7reb, J.McLean 13+6reb+1ast, A.Dagunduro 13+5reb+1ast, I.Hanavan 12+3reb+2ast, T.Creppy 7+6reb
Verviers-Pep.: J.Beal 15+3reb+1ast, J.Love 12+11reb, M.Faison 10+2reb, M.De Zeeuw 8+3reb, B.Merriex 7+2reb, T.Reed 7+5reb+1ast
gschID: 132369




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


Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 Christopher COPELAND
  Aalstar
  (203-F-84)
  Avg: 19.5
 1. Copeland, Aalstar19.5 
 2. Rich, Oostende16.6 
 3. Tofi, Leuven16.3 
 4. Bostic, Liege15.8 
 5. Green, Charleroi15.2 
 6. Mallet, Charleroi15.2 
 7. Booker, Oostende15.0 
 8. Lojeski, Oostende13.5 
 9. Jackson, Aalstar13.5 
 10. Chaney, Gent12.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Salah MEJRI
  Antwerp
  (216-C-86)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Mejri, Antwerp8.3 
 2. Brown, Gent7.2 
 3. McLean, Leuven7.2 
 4. Booker, Oostende7.0 
 5. Young, Aalstar6.5 
 6. Merriex, Verviers.6.2 
 7. Love, Verviers-Pep.6.2 
 8. Shengelia, Charler.6.0 
 9. Carter, M.Hainaut5.8 
 10. Tofi, Leuven5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Dusan DJORDJEVIC
  Ooste.
  (195-G-83)
  Avg: 4.4
 1. Djordjevic, Ooste.4.4 
 2. Bosco, Gent4.2 
 3. Waters, Liege4.2 
 4. Black, Antwerp3.1 
 5. Hamilton, Charleroi3.0 
 6. Mallet, Charleroi3.0 
 7. Marnegrave, Leuven3.0 
 8. Muya, Liege2.8 
 9. Welsch, Charleroi2.8 
 10. Hill, Charleroi2.7 
Steals Per Game
 Timothy BLACK
  Antwerp
  (178-G-81)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Black, Antwerp2.9 
 2. Downey, Verviers.2.8 
 3. Dagunduro, Leuven2.4 
 4. Wilson, Antwerp2.3 
 5. Haynes, Gent2.3 
 6. Rahier, Verviers.2.0 
 7. Mejri, Antwerp2.0 
 8. Salumu, Leuven2.0 
 9. Singletary, M.Hain.1.9 
 10. Djordjevic, Ooste.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Salah MEJRI
  Antwerp
  (216-C-86)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Mejri, Antwerp3.4 
 2. Riddick, Charleroi1.7 
 3. Jennings, Liege1.5 
 4. Booker, Oostende1.2 
 5. Young, Aalstar1.1 
 6. Love, Verviers-Pep.0.8 
 7. Wilson, Antwerp0.8 
 8. Green, Charleroi0.7 
 9. Gillet, Liege0.7 
 10. Iarochevitch, Lie.0.6 


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  BULGARIA   


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Martin DURCHEV
  Tundja Y.
  (200-G-87)
  Avg: 23.3
 1. Durchev, Tundja Y.23.3 
 2. Heath, Lukoil A.19.6 
 3. Stankov, Spartak19.2 
 4. Harper, Levski S.18.6 
 5. Yanev, Cherno More16.2 
 6. Vukosavljevi., Ril.15.6 
 7. Koev, Chernomorets15.6 
 8. Ofoegbu, Tundja Y.15.0 
 9. Hall, Levski Sofia14.7 
 10. Pavlovski, Cherno.14.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aleksandr YANEV
  Cherno More
  (203-F/C-90)
  Avg: 10
 1. Yanev, Cherno More10.0 
 2. Evtimov, Levski So.9.3 
 3. Pavlovski, Chernom.8.2 
 4. Ofoegbu, Tundja Y.8.2 
 5. Vukosavljevi., Ril.7.2 
 6. Slaveykov, Sparta.7.2 
 7. Petkov, Tundja Y.7.0 
 8. Stankov, Spartak6.8 
 9. Todorov, Spartak6.7 
 10. Crawford, Balkan6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Julian RADIONOV
  Tundja Y.
  (188-G-79)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Radionov, Tundja Y.6.2 
 2. Dyakovski, Sparta.6.0 
 3. Mirkovic, Rilski S.5.4 
 4. Heath, Lukoil A.5.2 
 5. Filipov, Balkan4.8 
 6. Aleksiev, Cherno M.3.7 
 7. Dunovic, Chernomo.3.6 
 8. Koev, Chernomorets3.2 
 9. Gruev, Levski Sofia3.0 
 10. Roshmanov, Chern.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Julian RADIONOV
  Tundja Y.
  (188-G-79)
  Avg: 3
 1. Radionov, Tundja Y.3.0 
 2. Mirkovic, Rilski S.2.6 
 3. Heath, Lukoil A.2.6 
 4. Durchev, Tundja Y.2.3 
 5. Velikov, Rilski S.2.2 
 6. Marinov, Balkan2.2 
 7. Dimitrov, Levski S.2.2 
 8. Roshmanov, Cherno.2.2 
 9. Hall, Levski Sofia1.8 
 10. Dunovic, Chernomo.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Josh CRAWFORD
  Balkan
  (211-C-88)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Crawford, Balkan1.8 
 2. Pavlovski, Chernom.1.4 
 3. Martin, Balkan1.2 
 4. Banev, Lukoil A.1.2 
 5. Gocevski, Tundja Y.1.0 
 6. Petkov, Tundja Y.0.8 
 7. Ofoegbu, Tundja Y.0.7 
 8. Todorov, Spartak0.7 
 9. Zahariev, Rilski S.0.5 
 10. Iliev, Cherno More0.5 


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


NBL Round 6: Levski Sofia beats Rilski Sportist in the most crucial game of the week - by Eurobasket News
It's still too early stage of the Regular Season in NBL, but even now we can clearly see the differece between stronger teams and outsiders.

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Sofia. Second ranked Levski Sofia faced 3rd ranked Rilski Sportist. Host Levski Sofia (5-1) defeated guests from Samokov (3-3) 83-72. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Rilski Sportist. The game without a history. Levski Sofia led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 21-of-22 free shots (95.5 percent) during the game. Levski Sofia forced 22 Rilski Sportist turnovers. 25 personal fouls committed by Rilski Sportist helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American guard Marcus Hall (185-G-85, college: Colorado) (185-85, college: Colorado) who scored 23 points and 4 assists. The former international power forward Vasil Evtimov (207-77, college: N.Carolina, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 17 points and 9 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was Serbian power forward Filip Vukosavljevic (205-83) who recorded a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Levski Sofia have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 5-1 record behind leader Lukoil Academik. Rilski Sportist at the other side dropped to the fourth place with three games lost. They share the position with Tundja Yambol. Levski Sofia are looking forward to face Euroins Cherno More (#3) in Varna in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Rilski Sportist will play at home against Chernomorets in Burgas and is hoping to prove to their fans that the loss was just an accident.
Undefeated leader Lukoil Academik delivered the sixth consecutive victory. This time they crushed 7th ranked Chernomorets (1-5) 93-59 in Sofia. It was a good game for FYR Macedonian forward Damjan Stojanovski (197-87) who led his team to a victory with 18 points and 5 rebounds. Bozhidar Avramov contributed with 15 points and 5 assists for the winners. FYR Macedonian center Kiril Pavlovski (210-85, agency: Global Sports Plaza) replied with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 11 rebounds for Chernomorets. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Undefeated Lukoil Academik (6-0) have an impressive six-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with a perfect record of 6 victories in a row. Chernomorets lost fifth consecutive game. They dropped to the sixth place with five games lost. They share the position with Spartak Pleven and Balkan. Lukoil Academik will play against Balkan (#6) in Botevgrad in the next round where they are favorite. Chernomorets will play on the road against Rilski Sportist in Samokov and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Pleven was also quite interesting. Fourth ranked Euroins Cherno More (4-2) played at the court of 8th ranked Spartak Pleven (1-5). Euroins Cherno More managed to secure a 7-point victory 91-84 on Saturday. Tihomir Zhelev scored 24 points to lead the charge for the winners. Euroins Cherno More's coach used an eleven-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. The best for the losing side was Ilia Stankov with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 11 rebounds. Euroins Cherno More moved-up to third place. Spartak Pleven lost third consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with five games lost. They share it with Chernomorets and Balkan. Euroins Cherno More will meet at home league's second-placed Levski Sofia in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Spartak Pleven will play against Tundja Yambol (#4).
The game in Botevgrad was also worth to mention about. Fifth ranked Tundja Yambol (3-3) played at the court of 6th ranked Balkan (1-5). Tundja Yambol managed to secure a 7-point victory 77-70. Martin Durchev notched 26 points to lead the effort. Tundja Yambol moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Rilski Sportist. Balkan lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the sixth position with five games lost. Tundja Yambol's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Spartak Pleven (#8) at home. Balkan will play against the league's leader Lukoil Academik in Sofia.



Spartak Pleven - Cherno More 84-91

The game in Pleven was also quite interesting. Fourth ranked Euroins Cherno More (4-2) played at the court of 8th ranked Spartak Pleven (1-5). Euroins Cherno More managed to secure a 7-point victory 91-84 on Saturday. Spartak Pleven trailed by 13 points at halftime and as many as 17 after three quarters before a 33-23 last quarter charge cut the deficit to 84-91 at the end of the game. International guard Tihomir Zhelev (192-90) scored 24 points to lead the charge for the winners and guard Milcho Borisov (196-90) chipped in 14 points during the contest. Euroins Cherno More's coach used an eleven-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. The best for the losing side was the former international forward Ilia Stankov (198-76) with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 11 rebounds and guard Aleksandar Dyakovski (185-82) produced a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Euroins Cherno More moved-up to third place. Spartak Pleven lost third consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with five games lost. They share it with Chernomorets and Balkan. Euroins Cherno More will meet at home league's second-placed Levski Sofia in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Spartak Pleven will play against Tundja Yambol (#4).
Top scorers:
Spartak Pleven: T.Todorov 20+5reb+1ast, I.Stankov 19+11reb+1ast, A.Dyakovski 15+3reb+10ast, S.Tsenov 13+2reb+4ast, S.Slaveykov 7+5reb+1ast, V.Georgiev 7+2reb+2ast
Cherno More: T.Zhelev 24+4reb+1ast, M.Borisov 14+4reb, N.Kolev 12+3reb+1ast, P.Aleksiev 11+1reb+5ast, G.Davidov 8+5reb+1ast, S.Iliev 8+5reb+3ast
gschID: 139946


Lukoil Academik - Chernomorets 93-59

Undefeated leader Lukoil Academik delivered the sixth consecutive victory. This time they crushed 7th ranked Chernomorets (1-5) 93-59 in Sofia. The game without a history. Lukoil Academik led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Lukoil Academik forced 19 Chernomorets turnovers and outrebounded them 39-27 including a 32-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. Lukoil Academik players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. It was a good game for FYR Macedonian forward Damjan Stojanovski (197-87) who led his team to a victory with 18 points and 5 rebounds. The former international guard Bozhidar Avramov (196-90, agency: Interperformances) contributed with 15 points and 5 assists for the winners. Five Lukoil Academik players scored in double figures. FYR Macedonian center Kiril Pavlovski (210-85, agency: Global Sports Plaza) replied with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 11 rebounds and Slovenian guard Dejan Dunovic (193-82, agency: Global Sports Plaza) added 18 points in the effort for Chernomorets. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Lukoil Academik (6-0) have an impressive six-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with a perfect record of 6 victories in a row. Chernomorets lost fifth consecutive game. They dropped to the sixth place with five games lost. They share the position with Spartak Pleven and Balkan. Lukoil Academik will play against Balkan (#6) in Botevgrad in the next round where they are favorite. Chernomorets will play on the road against Rilski Sportist in Samokov and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Chernomorets: K.Pavlovski 21+11reb+2ast, D.Dunovic 18+4reb+2ast, K.Koev 9+1reb+1ast, R.Aleksov 5+3reb+1ast, D.Roshmanov 4+1reb+4ast, A.Penev 2+2reb+2ast
Lukoil Academik: D.Stojanovski 18+5reb+2ast, B.Avramov 15+2reb+5ast, B.Sundov 13+5reb+1ast, T.Stoykov 11+5reb+3ast, L.Mack 10+2reb+2ast, P.Marinov 7+2reb+4ast
gschID: 139943


Levski Sofia - Rilski Sportist 83-72

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Sofia. Second ranked Levski Sofia faced 3rd ranked Rilski Sportist. Host Levski Sofia (5-1) defeated guests from Samokov (3-3) 83-72. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Rilski Sportist. The game without a history. Levski Sofia led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 21-of-22 free shots (95.5 percent) during the game. Levski Sofia forced 22 Rilski Sportist turnovers. 25 personal fouls committed by Rilski Sportist helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American guard Marcus Hall (185-85, college: Colorado) who scored 23 points and 4 assists. The former international power forward Vasil Evtimov (207-77, college: N.Carolina, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 17 points and 9 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was Serbian power forward Filip Vukosavljevic (205-83) who recorded a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds and Serbian guard Branko Mirkovic (190-82, agency: Global Sports Plaza) added 12 points, 5 assists and 4 steals respectively. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Levski Sofia have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 5-1 record behind leader Lukoil Academik. Rilski Sportist at the other side dropped to the fourth place with three games lost. They share the position with Tundja Yambol. Levski Sofia are looking forward to face Euroins Cherno More (#3) in Varna in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Rilski Sportist will play at home against Chernomorets in Burgas and is hoping to prove to their fans that the loss was just an accident.
Top scorers:
Rilski Sportist: F.Vukosavljevic 18+10reb+1ast, B.Mirkovic 12+2reb+5ast, A.Bilobrk 11+2reb+1ast, H.Zahariev 6+3reb+2ast, B.Boev 6+3ast, G.Jovanovic 5+2reb+1ast
Levski Sofia: M.Hall 23+4reb+4ast, V.Evtimov 17+9reb+3ast, P.Ivanov 12+3reb+2ast, J.Bozov 8+1ast, J.Eller 8+4reb+2ast, H.Dimitrov 6+3reb+4ast
gschID: 139944


Balkan - Tundja Yambol 70-77

The game in Botevgrad was also worth to mention about. Fifth ranked Tundja Yambol (3-3) played at the court of 6th ranked Balkan (1-5). Tundja Yambol managed to secure a 7-point victory 77-70. Balkan was ahead by 1 point at the halftime before a 41-33 second half run of Tundja Yambol. Guard Martin Durchev (200-87) notched 26 points to lead the effort and forward Stoyan Petkov (198-85) supported him with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Even 24 points by guard Stanimir Marinov (191-91) did not help to save the game for Balkan. Forward Lubomir Lilov (198-87) added 17 points and 7 assists. Tundja Yambol moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Rilski Sportist. Balkan lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the sixth position with five games lost. Tundja Yambol's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Spartak Pleven (#8) at home. Balkan will play against the league's leader Lukoil Academik in Sofia.
Top scorers:
Balkan: S.Marinov 24+4reb+3ast, L.Lilov 17+2reb+7ast, J.Crawford 8+11reb+1ast, I.Martin 7+3reb+1ast, D.Morton 7+8reb, D.Filipov 5+4reb+5ast
Tundja Yambol: M.Durchev 26+3reb+2ast, S.Petkov 17+10reb+1ast, J.Ofoegbu 11+5reb+1ast, S.Govedarov 9+5reb+5ast, S.Cholakov 6+6reb+5ast, Z.Gocevski 6+5reb+1ast
gschID: 139945




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  CANADA   


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Manny PASQUALE
  Laure.
  (183-G-)
  Avg: 29
 1. Pasquale, Laure.29.0 
 2. Cooper, UPEI24.5 
 3. Habib, Memorial24.5 
 4. Yu, UBC24.5 
 5. Diloreto, Windsor24.3 
 6. King, TRU23.8 
 7. Mackinnon, Victoria23.5 
 8. Nortmann, Dalho.23.5 
 9. Fassett, St.Mary''s23.4 
 10. Kok, TRU22.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Owen KLASSEN
  Acadia
  (208-F-91)
  Avg: 12.5
 1. Klassen, Acadia12.5 
 2. Baker, Alberta12.2 
 3. Phillip, Windsor12.0 
 4. Hadzimuratov., Lav.12.0 
 5. King, TRU11.6 
 6. Staniscia, Ryerson10.7 
 7. Hull, Laurentian10.3 
 8. Duke, UPEI9.5 
 9. Desroches, New B.9.0 
 10. Blackwood, Bisho.9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Ritchie KANZA MATA
  Dalho.
  (--)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Kanza Mata, Dalho.7.5 
 2. Collins, Windsor7.0 
 3. Vernon, St.Franc.6.3 
 4. Shepherd, Memorial6.0 
 5. Wright, Waterloo6.0 
 6. Barbeau, Western5.7 
 7. Yu, UBC5.5 
 8. Barrett, Saskatch.5.3 
 9. Quirion, New B.5.3 
 10. Cooper, Lethbridge5.2 
Steals Per Game
 Eric COTE-KOUGNIMA
  UQ.
  (193-G-88)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Cote-K., UQ.4.5 
 2. Cooper, Lethbridge4.0 
 3. Thomas, St.Franc.3.7 
 4. Carter, Lakehead3.7 
 5. Cooper, UPEI3.5 
 6. Weatherill, Queen''s3.5 
 7. Brown, UPEI3.0 
 8. Nixon, UBC3.0 
 9. Baker, Alberta2.8 
 10. Raso, McMaster2.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Balraj BAINS
  UBC
  (206-C-)
  Avg: 2
 1. Bains, UBC2.0 
 2. Macquarrie, Cape B.2.0 
 3. Coward, Lethbridge1.8 
 4. Thomas, St.Franc.1.7 
 5. Andrews, Bishop''s1.5 
 6. Burke, UBC1.5 
 7. Ezenibe, St.Mary''s1.5 
 8. Ratte, Laurentian1.3 
 9. Burns, Regina1.3 
 10. Tufegdzich, York1.3 


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


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Standings - CBA
CBA Standings
 1. Shandong FB 1-0 
 2. Bayi Fubang 0-0 
 3. Beijing Ducks 0-0 
 4. DongGuan L. 0-0 
 5. Fujian XX 0-0 
 6. Guandong ST 0-0 
 7. Guangsha L. 0-0 
 8. Jiangsu D. 0-0 
 9. Jilin NE T. 0-0 
 10. Liaoning H. 0-0 
 11. Qingdao DS 0-0 
 12. Shanghai S. 0-0 
 13. Shanxi Zh. 0-0 
 14. TianJin R. 0-0 
 15. Xinjiang F.T. 0-0 
 16. Zhejiang C. 0-0 
 17. Foshan 0-1 


First Game Result - by Robert Wang
CBA first game between Foshan and Shandong just finished tonight. Foshan lost their first game at 79:93 at home. The imports Jerald Green score 18 pts, 3 rebounds. Marcus Douthit got 14 pts and 11 rebounds. From Shandong team, Othello Hunter received 21 rebounds and 11 pts. Another import Allan Anderson got 18 pts and 6 rebounds. CBA only arranges 1 game today as the openings ceremony in FoShan city and all other games would be on tomorrow night.

Shandong Defeats Foshan 93-79 in CBA Season Opener - by Arthur Volbert
Hunter Othello (203-F-86, agency: David Lee services, college: Ohio St.) had 11 points and 21 rebounds as Shandong defeated Foshan 93-79 in the opening game of the CBA season. Allan Anderson had 18 points and 6 rebounds.

Sun Jie had 14 points for Shandong and Sui Ran had 12 points and 5 rebounds. Li Lin scored 11. Liu Julong had 9 points and 5 assists. Wu Ke had 6 points and 7 rebounds. Ding Yanyuhang, a rookie born in 1993 who was a scoring star in pre-season, scored 6 points in 18 minutes. Young Tao Hanlin had 6 points in 7 minutes.

Marcus Douthit had 14 points and 11 rebounds for Foshan. Gerald Green had 18 points and 3 rebounds. Michel Maadanly had 14 points and 6 rebounds. Zheng Zhun had 10 points and 5 rebounds. Luo Zhi scored 9 and Hou Bing scored 7.

Shandong won using a balance of imports and native players. Hopefully native players will continue to have more impact on games as the quality of Chinese basketball improves.



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FEDERATION CUP FINALS 2011, GAME 1. - by Victor Garcia
Bukaros with the home court advantage starting the 2011 finals at home, defeated the Orgullo Paisa 98-80 in the opener.
Orgullo Paisa was stuck for hours in the airports beacuse the hard raining season in the country arriving late to Bucaramanga, the the game originally schedulled to start at 8 PM, was finally delayed until 9 PM.
Bukaros took early control of the game, with a strong start of Herberth Bayona (10 pts in the first quarter), and Calvin Cage (11 pts in the first quarter), Orgullo Paisa scoring leader Stalin Ortiz just score its first basket with 4:44 in the clock of the first quarter.
The game was almost the same in the second half, Dermarr Johnson start to hurt the nets from the long range, while Orgullo Paisa without energy was not very active on defense, and in the ofensive side Ortiz was well controled, Felipe Barrios had part of the scoring load of the Paisas in the first half.
For the second half the Bukaros enters the game very relaxed but the Paisas did not forced the game , trying to save energy for the game two, the teams interchanged baskets without great effort and finish the game with a Bukaros victory 98 - 80
BUKAROS 98 - D. Johnson 22 pts, C. Cage 20, J. Herrera 16.
ORGULLO PAISA 80- S. Ortiz 18, H. Salcedo 15, F. Barrios 12.

BUKAROS LEADS THE FINALS 1-0.



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


Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Ivan MIMICA
  KK Split
  (193-G-80)
  Avg: 22.5
 1. Mimica, KK Split22.5 
 2. Mrva, Jolly20.6 
 3. Ceskovic, Kvarner19.3 
 4. Ross, Jolly18.8 
 5. Simovic, Kvarner18.8 
 6. Sarlija, Borik17.0 
 7. Tomeljak, Svjet.15.7 
 8. Vrbanc, Zadar15.0 
 9. Cakarun, Borik14.6 
 10. Grgat, Krizevci14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Teo SIMOVIC
  Kvarner .
  (205-C-84)
  Avg: 8.4
 1. Simovic, Kvarner8.4 
 2. Ivanov, Zadar8.2 
 3. Cakarun, Borik7.9 
 4. Ridl, Darda7.4 
 5. Poscic, Svjetlost7.2 
 6. Cinac, Kvarner 20107.2 
 7. Radic, Zadar7.0 
 8. Peraica, Darda7.0 
 9. Dijan, KK Split6.8 
 10. Kastropil, Zadar6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Josip GLAVINIC
  Krizevci
  (192-G-82)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Glavinic, Krizevci8.1 
 2. Tomeljak, Svjet.6.7 
 3. Ross, Jolly4.2 
 4. Mimica, KK Split3.8 
 5. Ceskovic, Kvarner3.7 
 6. Dosen, Dubrovnik3.7 
 7. Katic, KK Split3.3 
 8. Zadnik, Zadar3.2 
 9. Subotic, KK Split3.2 
 10. Gulam, Jolly3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Ivan MIMICA
  KK Split
  (193-G-80)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Mimica, KK Split2.7 
 2. Ross, Jolly2.6 
 3. Zadnik, Zadar2.2 
 4. Zivkovic, Svjetlost2.0 
 5. Surina, Kvarner2.0 
 6. Blazevic, Borik1.8 
 7. Milenkovic, Darda1.8 
 8. Katic, KK Split1.7 
 9. Zadravec, Zabok1.7 
 10. Jugo, Darda1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Zeljko ZUPIC
  Alkar Sinj
  (205-F-81)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Zupic, Alkar Sinj1.7 
 2. Ridl, Darda1.2 
 3. Kastropil, Zadar1.0 
 4. Toncinic, Zadar1.0 
 5. Sarlija, Borik1.0 
 6. Cakarun, Borik0.9 
 7. Sobin, KK Split0.8 
 8. Curkovic, Alkar Si.0.8 
 9. Vrsaljko, Jolly0.8 
 10. Gaurina, Alkar Si.0.8 


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  CYPRUS   


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


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  DENMARK   


Standings - Basketligaen
Ligaen Standings
 1. Svendborg 12-0 
 2. Bakken 10-1 
 3. Naestved 7-4 
 4. Aabyhoj 6-6 
 5. Horsholm 5-6 
 6. Vaerlose 4-7 
 7. SISU 4-7 
 8. Aalborg 3-8 
 9. Falcon 3-9 
 10. Horsens IC 3-9 


Stats Leaders - Basketligaen

Points Per Game
 Will HARRIS
  Horsens IC
  (198-F-86)
  Avg: 26.3
 1. Harris, Horsens IC26.3 
 2. White, Aalborg26.1 
 3. Kingsley, Svendborg22.7 
 4. Henry, Naestved21.6 
 5. Rasmussen, Vaerl.21.0 
 6. Rutherford, SISU20.9 
 7. Bishop, Aalborg19.5 
 8. Curry, Aabyhoj18.6 
 9. Colman, Svendborg17.0 
 10. Dennis, SISU16.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Tony BISHOP
  Aalborg
  (201-F-89)
  Avg: 11.4
 1. Bishop, Aalborg11.4 
 2. St.John, Horsens10.3 
 3. Glynn, Naestved9.9 
 4. Benjamin, Horsholm9.6 
 5. Curry, Aabyhoj9.2 
 6. Phillips, Aabyhoj9.1 
 7. Harris, Horsens IC8.6 
 8. Johansen, Naestved8.5 
 9. Ba, Falcon8.0 
 10. Plannthin, Svend.7.8 
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. Elgmork, Aalborg4.0 
 5. McFarlane, Falcon4.0 
 6. Colman, Svendborg3.8 
 7. Sattler, Horsens IC3.5 
 8. Curry, Aabyhoj3.5 
 9. Iversen, Bakken3.5 
 10. Plannthin, Svend.3.3 
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.2.1 
 7. Curry, Aabyhoj1.9 
 8. Bishop, Aalborg1.8 
 9. Benjamin, Horsholm1.7 
 10. Sattler, Horsens1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Jenard HARRISON
  SISU
  (203-F-84)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Harrison, SISU2.4 
 2. Phillips, Aabyhoj2.0 
 3. Bishop, Aalborg1.9 
 4. Christoffers., Bak.1.8 
 5. Curry, Aabyhoj1.7 
 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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La Vega league getting close to the end - by Oscar Peralta
La Matica has advance to the finals and is now waiting on it opponent. The swept Enriquillo 4-0 and now feel very confident that they can repeate and win back to back Championships. Dosa is fighting right now in the semi to try and face them in the finals. Dosa were favorite early in the season but felt behind a little. Now they are on the rise and also feel they can win it all. we will se how everything goes and how it turns out as is looking to be an interesting finals in La Vega.

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  ESTONIA   


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


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Brandis RALEY-ROSS
  Tln K.
  (188-G-87)
  Avg: 18
 1. Raley-Ross, Tln K.18.0 
 2. Pilk, TT.17.9 
 3. Soo, Rapla17.1 
 4. Sokk, Tartu Ulikool16.0 
 5. Raap, Parnu15.5 
 6. Arnold, TT.14.6 
 7. Veideman, Tartu U.14.5 
 8. Cipruss, Tarvas14.4 
 9. Kurg, Tln Kalev14.2 
 10. Raadik, Parnu13.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kaspars CIPRUSS
  Tarvas
  (210-C-82)
  Avg: 10.6
 1. Cipruss, Tarvas10.6 
 2. Arnold, TT.9.9 
 3. Adedeji, Va.8.8 
 4. Ringmets, Rapla8.4 
 5. Fedortchuk, Tln K.8.1 
 6. Amis, Tartu Ulikool8.0 
 7. Allingu, Tartu U.7.1 
 8. Raadik, Tartu Ulik.7.0 
 9. Cricelli, Va.6.9 
 10. Keedus, TT.6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Edgars CUNDA
  Va.
  (196-G-84)
  Avg: 4.6
 1. Cunda, Va.4.6 
 2. Kriisa, Tarvas4.1 
 3. Raap, Parnu4.0 
 4. Laane, Rapla3.7 
 5. Pilk, TT.3.6 
 6. Dorbek, Tarvas3.6 
 7. Karner, Parnu3.3 
 8. Skele, Kalev/Cramo3.3 
 9. Veideman, Tartu U.3.2 
 10. Keedus, TT.3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Brandis RALEY-ROSS
  Tln K.
  (188-G-87)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Raley-Ross, Tln K.2.8 
 2. Saage, Tartu Uliko.2.6 
 3. Karner, Parnu2.5 
 4. Laane, Rapla2.4 
 5. Cunda, Va.2.3 
 6. Leppik, Tartu Ulik.2.3 
 7. Kaldre, Rapla2.0 
 8. Dorbek, Tarvas1.8 
 9. Kurbas, Tartu Ulik.1.8 
 10. Eichfuss, Tartu U.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Bamba FALL
  Kalev/Cramo
  (216-C-86)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Fall, Kalev/Cramo2.5 
 2. Fedortchuk, Tln K.2.0 
 3. Amis, Tartu Ulikool1.7 
 4. Adedeji, Va.1.0 
 5. Raadik, Parnu0.8 
 6. Raadik, Tartu Ulik.0.8 
 7. Ulyanko, Kalev/Cr.0.8 
 8. Varbanov, Kalev/Cr.0.8 
 9. Voolaid, Parnu0.8 
 10. Eichfuss, Tartu U.0.7 


Rapla shocked Kalev/Cramo - by Janar
Rapla KK surprised the reigning champion BC Kalev/Cramo, handing them the first loss of the season, 80:68. Janar Soo (199-G/F-91), the KML MVP for October, made 4 three-pointers and collected 22 points. Rait-Riivo Laane added 20 points and 4 assists. Tanel Sokk scored 12 in losing effort and was the only player in his team to score more than 10, today.
Kalev/Cramo started well and led 20:12 with 8 minutes played. 8:0 run took the hosts ahead 24:23 in 2nd an since then, the guests never led. The first half ended 36:34.
In 3rd, Janar Soo made 7 points in one minute and Rapla led 43:36. Then, Andre Parn made 5 in a row to increase the gap to 10. In the middle of the 4th, Soo and Laane made a decisive 9:1 run, making three triples, making it 74:56.

In the other game, University of Tartu took an easy 96:78 win over Parnu. Silver Leppik made 21, Asko Paade 20 points for the winners, Rannar Raap led Parnu with 20.

Tartu is the new leader with 7 wins and a 100% record.


KML Round 8: Kalev/Cramo loses their first game against Rapla - by Eurobasket News
The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Kalev/Cramo (5-1) on the court of fourth ranked Rapla on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by Rapla 80-68. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Kalev/Cramo. The hosts trailed by 5 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 80-68. 26 personal fouls committed by Kalev/Cramo helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of point guard Rait-Riivo Laane (180-93) who helped to win the game recording 20 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and swingman Janar Soo (199-G/F-91) who added 22 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. Senegalese center Bamba Fall (216-86, college: SMU) responded with 10 points and 7 rebounds. Kalev/Cramo's coach Aivar Kuusmaa rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Rapla have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 4-3 record. Defending champion Kalev/Cramo keeps the second place with one game lost. Rapla are looking forward to face bottom-ranked Valga/CKE (#8) on the road in the next round. Kalev/Cramo will have a break next round.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Rakvere. Second-ranked host BC Rakvere (5-3) was smashed by second ranked Kalev/Cramo (5-1) 83-58. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of BC Rakvere. The winners were led by international guard Gert Dorbek (194-85) who scored that evening 20 points and Reimo Tamm supported him with 17 points and 6 rebounds. Even 15 points and 9 rebounds by Latvian center Kaspars Cipruss (210-82, agency: Interperformances) did not help to save the game for BC Rakvere. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Kalev/Cramo have an impressive five-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains second position with 5-1 record having just three points less than leader Tartu Ulikool. BC Rakvere at the other side dropped to the third place with three games lost. Kalev/Cramo will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. BC Rakvere will play at home against KK Parnu and hopes to get back on the winning track.
KML top team - Tartu Ulikool (7-0) had no problems winning another game on Saturday. This time they beat seventh ranked KK Parnu (1-5) 96-78. The best player for the winners was Silver Leppik who scored 21 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists and 5 steals. Tartu Ulikool's coach Indrek Visnapuu used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Rannar Raap produced 20 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for the hosts. Undefeated Tartu Ulikool have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 7-0 record. KK Parnu lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the seventh place with five games lost. Tartu Ulikool will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. KK Parnu will play against BC Rakvere (#3).
KML top team - Tartu Ulikool (7-0) had no problems winning another game. This time they beat sixth ranked TTU/Kalev (3-5) in Tallinn 96-79. Rain Veideman orchestrated the victory by scoring 21 points and 6 assists. Undefeated Tartu Ulikool have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 7-0 record. TTU/Kalev at the other side keeps the sixth place with five games lost. Tartu Ulikool will have a break next round. TTU/Kalev's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tallinn Tln Kalev.



Tarvas - Kalev/Cramo 58-83

The game between Top Four teams took place in Rakvere. Second-ranked host BC Rakvere (5-3) was smashed by second ranked Kalev/Cramo (5-1) 83-58. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of BC Rakvere. The game without a history. Kalev/Cramo 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 BC Rakvere's 26. BC Rakvere was plagued by 31 personal fouls down the stretch. The winners were led by international guard Gert Dorbek (194-85) who scored that evening 20 points and international guard Reimo Tamm (185-84) supported him with 17 points and 6 rebounds. Even 15 points and 9 rebounds by Latvian center Kaspars Cipruss (210-82, agency: Interperformances) did not help to save the game for BC Rakvere. Latvian swingman Juris Umbrasko (197-79) added 11 points and 5 rebounds for the hosts. Four BC Rakvere players scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Kalev/Cramo have an impressive five-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains second position with 5-1 record having just three points less than leader Tartu Ulikool. BC Rakvere at the other side dropped to the third place with three games lost. Kalev/Cramo will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. BC Rakvere will play at home against KK Parnu and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Tarvas: K.Cipruss 15+9reb+1ast, J.Umbrasko 11+5reb+1ast, V.Kriisa 11+3reb+3ast, M.Dorbek 10+2reb+1ast, V.Veski 5+5reb, R.Hallik 4+3reb+1ast
Kalev/Cramo: G.Dorbek 20+3reb+1ast, R.Tamm 17+6reb+1ast, B.Fall 14+4reb, P.Ulyanko 9+3reb, J.Toome 7+3reb+1ast, T.Sokk 7+3reb+3ast
gschID: 150110


Rapla - Kalev/Cramo 80-68

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Kalev/Cramo (5-1) on the court of fourth ranked Rapla on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by Rapla 80-68. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Kalev/Cramo. The hosts trailed by 5 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 80-68. 26 personal fouls committed by Kalev/Cramo helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of point guard Rait-Riivo Laane (180-93) who helped to win the game recording 20 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and swingman Janar Soo (199-91) who added 22 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. Four Rapla players scored in double figures. Senegalese center Bamba Fall (216-86, college: SMU) responded with 10 points and 7 rebounds and international guard Tanel Sokk (184-85) scored 12 points. Kalev/Cramo's coach Aivar Kuusmaa rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Rapla have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 4-3 record. Defending champion Kalev/Cramo keeps the second place with one game lost. Rapla are looking forward to face bottom-ranked Valga/CKE (#8) on the road in the next round. Kalev/Cramo will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Kalev/Cramo: T.Sokk 12+2reb, B.Fall 10+7reb+1ast, K.Kitsing 9+1reb, G.Dorbek 7+5reb+1ast, R.Tamm 7+3reb+2ast, G.Arbet 6+4reb+3ast
Rapla: J.Soo 22+6reb, R.Laane 20+5reb+4ast, S.Kaldre 12+5reb+1ast, A.Parn 11+4reb+2ast, R.Ringmets 8+5reb+4ast, I.Kajupank 4+3reb+1ast
gschID: 150111


Parnu - Tartu Ulikool 78-96

KML top team - Tartu Ulikool (7-0) had no problems winning another game on Saturday. This time they beat seventh ranked KK Parnu (1-5) 96-78. The game was mostly controlled by Tartu Ulikool. KK Parnu managed to win third quarter 22-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Tartu Ulikool forced 19 KK Parnu turnovers. The best player for the winners was the former international guard Silver Leppik (188-83) who scored 21 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists and 5 steals. The former international forward Asko Paade (206-84) chipped in 20 points and 6 rebounds. Tartu Ulikool's coach Indrek Visnapuu used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Swingman Rannar Raap (188-92) produced 20 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and power forward Siim Joosep (195-92) added 16 points and 7 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Tartu Ulikool have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 7-0 record. KK Parnu lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the seventh place with five games lost. Tartu Ulikool will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. KK Parnu will play against BC Rakvere (#3).
Top scorers:
Parnu: R.Raap 20+7reb+4ast, S.Joosep 16+7reb, R.Karner 13+4reb+5ast, K.Voolaid 11+4reb, T.Raadik 9+5reb+2ast, E.Tamsalu 9+1reb
Tartu Ulikool: S.Leppik 21+6reb+6ast, A.Paade 20+6reb+2ast, T.Kurbas 18+1reb+2ast, B.Amis 14+8reb, R.Veideman 9+1reb, V.Allingu 8+7reb+1ast
gschID: 160630


TTU/Kalev - Tartu Ulikool 79-96

KML top team - Tartu Ulikool (7-0) had no problems winning another game. This time they beat sixth ranked TTU/Kalev (3-5) in Tallinn 96-79. The game was mostly controlled by Tartu Ulikool. TTU/Kalev was better in third quarter 25-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Tartu Ulikool won last quarter 27-12. International guard Rain Veideman (192-91) orchestrated the victory by scoring 21 points and 6 assists. International guard Kristo Saage (184-85) contributed with 16 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Four Tartu Ulikool players scored in double figures. Forward Illimar Pilk (195-88) replied with 23 points and 6 rebounds and American center Andrew Arnold (208-86, college: Lewis-Clark) added 14 points and 14 rebounds in the effort for TTU/Kalev. Tartu Ulikool have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 7-0 record. TTU/Kalev at the other side keeps the sixth place with five games lost. Tartu Ulikool will have a break next round. TTU/Kalev's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tallinn Tln Kalev.
Top scorers:
TTU/Kalev: I.Pilk 23+6reb+3ast, K.Makke 20+4reb+1ast, A.Arnold 14+14reb+1ast, M.Kaja 8+1reb, K.Akenparg 7+2reb+6ast, E.Keedus 4+6reb+2ast
Tartu Ulikool: R.Veideman 21+4reb+6ast, K.Saage 16+5reb+4ast, S.Leppik 13+1reb, V.Allingu 13+11reb, B.Amis 12+12reb, A.Paade 10+3reb+1ast
gschID: 150109




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  EUROLEAGUE   


Caja Laboral add Goran Dragic - by Eurobasket News
Caja Laboral made a loud transfer move. They bolstered their backcourt with addition of Goran Dragic (194-PG-86). The deal is meant till the end of NBA lockout. The point guard played in the NBA since 2008. Last season the Slovenian player started in the Phoenix Suns. He posted 7.4 points, 3.1 assists and 1.8 rebounds per game. Goran Dragic was traded to the Houston Rockets in February. His stats read 7.7 points, 2.5 boards and 2.5 assists per game in the reminder of the season. Goran Dragic is not new to the Vitoria team. His rights belonged to the team in 2006/07 season but he was loaned to Murcia where played the season. Goran Dragic is the member of Slovenian National Team. He participated at 2011 EuroBasket. The point guard produced 11.7 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.6 steals per game in Lithuania.

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  FINLAND   


Nilan Bisons improved to 9-2 record - by Eurobasket News
The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Loimaan Korikonkarit as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Loimaan Korikonkarit smashed 4th ranked Tampereen Pyrinto at home 97-57. The game without a history. Loimaan Korikonkarit led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. 24 personal fouls committed by Tampereen Pyrinto helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American guard Martin Zeno (196-85, college: Texas Tech) scored 25 points and 9 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and forward Matti Nuutinen (200-90) chipped in 21 points during the contest. American guard Kenneth Lowe (192-80, college: Purdue) responded with 12 points and 6 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Loimaan Korikonkarit (9-2) have an impressive six-game winning streak. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Defending champion Tampereen Pyrinto keeps the fourth place with four games lost. They share the position with ToPo. Tampereen Pyrinto will play next round against strong Torpan Pojat trying to get back on the winning streak. Loimaan Korikonkarit will try to continue on its current victory against third ranked Kauhajoen Karhu in Kauhajoki.
The game in Salon was also worth to mention about. Third ranked Joensuun Kataja (9-3) played at the court of 8th ranked Salon Vilpas (5-8). Joensuun Kataja managed to secure a 4-point victory 73-69. Americans were the main players on the court. Swingman Jared Newson (195-84, college: Tennessee-Martin, agency: Court Side) notched a double-double by scoring 17 points and 13 rebounds to lead the effort and B.A. Walker supported him with 18 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Even a double-double of 16 points and 14 rebounds by forward John Fields (205-88, college: Tennessee) did not help to save the game for Salon Vilpas. Salon Vilpas' coach Mikko Tupamaki rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Joensuun Kataja have an impressive five-game winning streak. Joensuun Kataja moved-up to second place. Salon Vilpas at the other side keeps the eighth position with eight games lost. Joensuun Kataja will play against UU-Korihait (#7) in Uusikaupunki in the next round where they are favorite. Salon Vilpas will play on the road against LrNMKY in Lappeenranta and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An interesting game took place in Kouvola where higher ranked Kouvot (6-7) was upset on its own court by tenth ranked LrNMKY (4-8) 82-56 on Wednesday. Americans were the main players on the court also this time. The best player for the winners was Lawrence Hamm who had a double-double by scoring 29 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists. Antoine Jordan produced 10 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists for the hosts. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. LrNMKY moved-up to ninth place, which they share with KTP. Loser Kouvot keeps the sixth position with seven games lost. They share it with Korihait. LrNMKY will meet at home higher ranked Salon Vilpas (#8) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Kouvot will have a break next round.

In the last two games of round 14 Kauhajoki destroyed KTP on the opponent's court 102-71. Korihait managed to outperform Namika Lahti in a home game 86-69.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 35 points (!!!) and 20 rebounds by Tim Blue of KTP.


KTP - Kauhajoki 71-102

Very expected game in Kotka where 9th ranked KTP-Basket (4-8) was crushed by third ranked Kauhajoen Karhu (9-4) 102-71 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Kauhajoen Karhu. KTP-Basket managed to win third quarter 26-25. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Kauhajoen Karhu shot 63.9 percent from the field. Kauhajoen Karhu had a 33-16 advantage in offensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was American forward Kelly Beidler (199-88, college: Mt.St.Mary's, agency: R.H.Consultancy) who had a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds. The other American import point guard Clevin Hannah (180-87, college: Wichita St., agency: Court Side) chipped in 18 points and 5 rebounds. Five Kauhajoen Karhu players scored in double figures. American forward Tim Blue (205-84, college: Middle Tenn.St.) produced a double-double by scoring 35 points (!!!) and 20 rebounds and Bosnian guard Bojan Sarcevic (190-88, agency: The House of Baller!Stars) added 13 points and 5 assists respectively for the hosts. KTP-Basket's coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Kauhajoen Karhu have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 9-4 record having just -2 point less than leader Nilan Bisons. KTP-Basket lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the ninth place with eight games lost. They share the position with LrNMKY. Kauhajoen Karhu will meet at home league's leader Loimaan Korikonkarit in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. KTP-Basket will play against Namika Lahti (#11) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Kauhajoki: C.Hannah 18+5reb+2ast, A.Huuskonen 16+2reb, K.Beidler 15+10reb+1ast, E.Skamo 14+6reb+2ast, I.Vuori 13+2reb+2ast, H.Hirvikoski 10+6reb
KTP: T.Blue 35+20reb+1ast, B.Sarcevic 13+1reb+5ast, B.Davis 10+6reb, J.Lehtoranta 6+2reb+1ast, M.Pounds 4+1ast, M.Dobras 3+2reb
gschID: 141689


Nilan Bisons - Pyrinto 97-57

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Loimaan Korikonkarit as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Loimaan Korikonkarit smashed 4th ranked Tampereen Pyrinto at home 97-57. The game without a history. Loimaan Korikonkarit led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. 24 personal fouls committed by Tampereen Pyrinto helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American guard Martin Zeno (196-85, college: Texas Tech) scored 25 points and 9 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and forward Matti Nuutinen (200-90) chipped in 21 points during the contest. Four Loimaan Korikonkarit players scored in double figures. American guard Kenneth Lowe (192-80, college: Purdue) responded with 12 points and 6 rebounds and the former international center Olli Ahvenniemi (207-83, college: Maine) scored 12 points and 5 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Loimaan Korikonkarit (9-2) have an impressive six-game winning streak. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Defending champion Tampereen Pyrinto keeps the fourth place with four games lost. They share the position with ToPo. Tampereen Pyrinto will play next round against strong Torpan Pojat trying to get back on the winning streak. Loimaan Korikonkarit will try to continue on its current victory against third ranked Kauhajoen Karhu in Kauhajoki.
Top scorers:
Nilan Bisons: M.Zeno 25+9reb, M.Nuutinen 21+3reb+3ast, M.Koivisto 15+3ast, R.McDade 10+7reb+4ast, J.Ivey 8+7reb+5ast, J.Kivinen 6+1reb
Pyrinto: K.Lowe 12+6reb+1ast, O.Ahvenniemi 12+5reb, A.Lehto 12+4reb, A.Williams 9+3reb+1ast, D.Williams 7+7reb+2ast, O.Heinonen 3+2reb
gschID: 141690


Salon Vilpas - Kataja 69-73

The game in Salon was also worth to mention about. Third ranked Joensuun Kataja (9-3) played at the court of 8th ranked Salon Vilpas (5-8). Joensuun Kataja managed to secure a 4-point victory 73-69. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Salon Vilpas won third quarter 19-17. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Americans were the main players on the court. Swingman Jared Newson (195-84, college: Tennessee-Martin, agency: Court Side) notched a double-double by scoring 17 points and 13 rebounds to lead the effort and guard B.A. Walker (188-84, college: VCU, agency: Pro One Sports) supported him with 18 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Even a double-double of 16 points and 14 rebounds by forward John Fields (205-88, college: Tennessee) did not help to save the game for Salon Vilpas. Guard Emmanuel Holloway (188-86, college: Illinois St.) added 18 points and 4 assists for the hosts. Salon Vilpas' coach Mikko Tupamaki rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Joensuun Kataja have an impressive five-game winning streak. Joensuun Kataja moved-up to second place. Salon Vilpas at the other side keeps the eighth position with eight games lost. Joensuun Kataja will play against UU-Korihait (#7) in Uusikaupunki in the next round where they are favorite. Salon Vilpas will play on the road against LrNMKY in Lappeenranta and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Kataja: B.Walker 18+5reb+5ast, S.Lehtoranta 17+1reb+1ast, J.Newson 17+13reb+3ast, J.Price 8+3reb+1ast, J.Sten 6+5reb+5ast, V.Viita 5+2reb
Salon Vilpas: E.Holloway 18+3reb+4ast, J.Fields 16+14reb, J.Jones 9+8reb+1ast, R.Ahonen 9+5reb+6ast, K.Brace 7+5reb+2ast, A.Vaenerberg 4+3reb+2ast
gschID: 141691


Kouvot - LrNMKY 56-82

An interesting game took place in Kouvola where higher ranked Kouvot (6-7) was upset on its own court by tenth ranked LrNMKY (4-8) 82-56 on Wednesday. The game was mostly controlled by LrNMKY. Kouvot managed to win fourth quarter 20-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Kouvot 40-27 including 18 on the offensive glass. Americans were the main players on the court also this time. The best player for the winners was forward Lawrence Hamm (198-84, college: Towson, agency: Court Side) who had a double-double by scoring 29 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists. Guard DeAndre Haynes (187-84, college: Kent St., agency: Court Side) chipped in 23 points and 5 rebounds. Guard Antoine Jordan (196-83, college: Siena) produced 10 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists and guard Josh Gonner (188-82, college: S.Carolina) added 19 points respectively for the hosts. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. LrNMKY moved-up to ninth place, which they share with KTP. Loser Kouvot keeps the sixth position with seven games lost. They share it with Korihait. LrNMKY will meet at home higher ranked Salon Vilpas (#8) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Kouvot will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
LrNMKY: L.Hamm 29+13reb+4ast, D.Haynes 23+5reb, T.Tiedeman 8+2reb, P.Riihela 7+4reb, J.Jarvinen 6+5reb+4ast, V.Vanjoki 5+9reb+2ast
Kouvot: J.Gonner 19+2reb+1ast, A.Jordan 10+9reb+4ast, S.Vanttaja 9+6reb+1ast, A.Nikkarinen 8+2ast, A.Brown 4+2reb, A.Akpaso 3
gschID: 141687


Korihait - Namika Lahti 86-69

Rather predictable result in Uusikaupunki where seventh ranked UU-Korihait (6-7) defeated bottom-ranked Namika Lahti (1-12) 86-69 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by UU-Korihait. Namika Lahti managed to win third quarter 21-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. UU-Korihait dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Namika Lahti's 40. UU-Korihait forced 23 Namika Lahti turnovers. The game was dominated by American players. The best player for the winners was forward Cory Johnson (200-88, college: Valparaiso, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement) who scored 21 points and 8 rebounds. point guard Shawn Vanzant (183-88, college: Butler) chipped in 25 points. Four UU-Korihait players scored in double figures. Guard Malik Moore (192-77, college: Amer.Internat., agency: Prossin Sports Management) produced 19 points and 9 rebounds (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line) and guard Ryan Brooks (193-81, college: Temple, agency: Pro One Sports) added 22 points and 6 rebounds respectively for the guests. UU-Korihait moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Kouvot. Namika Lahti lost twelfth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 12 games lost. UU-Korihait will meet league's second-placed Joensuun Kataja on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Namika Lahti will play against KTP-Basket (#9) in Kotka and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Korihait: S.Vanzant 25+3reb+1ast, C.Johnson 21+8reb, M.Jalonen 12+2reb+2ast, P.Heinonen 11+7reb, P.Rainamaa 6+2reb+3ast, C.Latimer 6+2reb+1ast
Namika Lahti: R.Brooks 22+6reb, M.Moore 19+9reb+3ast, B.Bailey 10+4reb, V.Makalainen 7+3reb+3ast, J.Vanttaja 6+3reb, A.Alanen 3+3reb
gschID: 141688




KORISLIIGA: Bisons gored Pyrinto - by Rauno Hurmalainen
Korisliiga, round 13: No Finnish team has crushed last season (s) Finnish Champion Pyrinto from Tampere the way Top League newcomer Bisons from Loimaa did today. Bisons actually gored Pyrinto the way they may have difficulties to find the road back home. Bisons won by 40 points 97-57 (52-26)! The hosts won all four quarters and the game was over if not in 10 minutes, by the half time anyway. Martin Zeno (196-G-85, college: Texas Tech) leading again the Bisons with 25pts and nine rbs. Matti Nuutinen (200-F-90) scored nice 21pts. Pyrinto had three players in 12 pts. Superstar Damon Williams (201-F-73, college: Colorado St.-Pueblo) has held in seven points. Bisons now on the top with 9-2 record.
At Salo local Vilpas had the final sprint a little bit too late and visitor Kataja from Joensuu won 69-73 (29-40). Emmanuel Holloway (188-G-86, college: Illinois St.) leading the hosts with 18 pts. John Fields (205-F-88, college: Tennessee) had a double-double 16pts/14rbs. Newcomer (try out) Jacques Jones (201-F-86, college: Texas Southern), replacing Junior Hairston, played 31 minutes and had 9pts/8rbs on the stats. B.A. Walker (188-G-84, agency: Pro One Sports, college: VCU) led Kataja with 18 pts. Jared Newson (195-G/F-84, agency: Court Side, college: Tennessee-Martin) played all 40 minutes and had again a double-double 17pts/13rbs. Kataja had only eight players on the roster.

Bisons - Pyrinto 97-57 (52-26). (Martin Zeno 25/9, Matti Nuutinen 21, Mikko Koivisto 15 - Kenneth Lowe 12, Olli Ahvenniemi 12, Antero Lehto 12. A: 1018).
Vilpas - Kataja 69-73 (29-40). (Emmanuel Holloway 18, John Fields 16/14, Jacques Jones 9 - B.A.Walker 18/5a, Jared Newson 17/13, Sami Lehtoranta 17. A: 1210).




Standings - Korisliiga
Korisliiga Standings
 1. Nilan Bisons 9-2 
 2. Kataja 9-3 
 3. Kauhajoki 9-4 
 4. ToPo 7-4 
 5. Pyrinto 7-4 
 6. Kouvot 6-7 
 7. Korihait 6-7 
 8. Salon Vilpas 5-8 
 9. KTP 4-8 
 10. LrNMKY 4-8 
 11. Namika Lahti 1-12 


Stats Leaders - Korisliiga
Points Per Game
 Martin ZENO
  Nilan Bisons
  (196-G-85)
  Avg: 23.2
 1. Zeno, Nilan Bisons23.2 
 2. Holloway, Salon V.22.0 
 3. Blue, KTP20.0 
 4. Beidler, Kauhajoki19.3 
 5. Ivey, Nilan Bisons19.0 
 6. Williams, Pyrinto18.9 
 7. Brooks, Namika L.18.9 
 8. Tiedeman, LrNM.18.3 
 9. Newson, Kataja18.1 
 10. Johnson, Korihait17.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 John FIELDS
  Salon Vilpas
  (205-F-88)
  Avg: 14.3
 1. Fields, Salon Vilp.14.3 
 2. Blue, KTP10.9 
 3. Beidler, Kauhajoki9.5 
 4. Williams, Pyrinto8.7 
 5. Zeno, Nilan Bisons8.7 
 6. Hairston, Salon V.8.7 
 7. McDade, Nilan B.8.7 
 8. Nikkila, Pyrinto8.4 
 9. Newson, Kataja8.2 
 10. Heard, ToPo7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Petri VIRTANEN
  Kataja
  (183-G-80)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Virtanen, Kataja5.3 
 2. Williams, Pyrinto4.8 
 3. Ivey, Nilan Bisons4.4 
 4. Walker, Kataja4.3 
 5. Sarcevic, KTP4.2 
 6. Hannah, Kauhajoki4.1 
 7. Haynes, LrNM.3.8 
 8. Vuori, Kauhajoki3.6 
 9. Vanzant, Korihait3.5 
 10. Nikkarinen, Kouvot3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Antwine WILLIAMS
  Pyrinto
  (192-F-75)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Williams, Pyrinto2.9 
 2. Moore, Korihait2.6 
 3. Sten, Kataja2.6 
 4. Sarcevic, KTP2.2 
 5. Beidler, Kauhajoki2.2 
 6. Newson, Kataja2.1 
 7. Brooks, Namika L.1.9 
 8. Holloway, Salon V.1.8 
 9. Jordan, Kouvot1.8 
 10. Haynes, LrNM.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 John FIELDS
  Salon Vilpas
  (205-F-88)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Fields, Salon Vilp.2.7 
 2. Beidler, Kauhajoki2.2 
 3. Hairston, Salon V.1.3 
 4. Jones, Nilan Bisons1.1 
 5. Price, Kataja1.0 
 6. Zeno, Nilan Bisons1.0 
 7. Nikkila, Pyrinto0.9 
 8. Newson, Kataja0.8 
 9. McDade, Nilan B.0.8 
 10. Vanttaja, Kouvot0.7 


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  FRANCE   


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


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


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


Stats Leaders - ProA
Points Per Game
 Eric CHATFIELD
  Paris-.
  (191-G-79)
  Avg: 23.6
 1. Chatfield, Paris-.23.6 
 2. Parker, AS.19.8 
 3. Rochestie, Le Mans19.1 
 4. Gipson, Pau-Lacq.18.9 
 5. Morlende, Hyeres-T.18.6 
 6. Schilb, Chalon18.1 
 7. Williams, Paris-.17.9 
 8. Holland, Roanne16.8 
 9. Cox, Le Havre16.6 
 10. Batista, Le Mans16.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ian MAHINMI
  Le Havre
  (206-F/C-86)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Mahinmi, Le Havre9.3 
 2. Elonu, Pau-Lacq.9.3 
 3. Akingbala, Nancy8.7 
 4. Turiaf, AS.8.0 
 5. Hamilton, Paris-.7.7 
 6. Jackson, Roanne7.6 
 7. Aminu, Chalon7.4 
 8. Falker, Cholet7.3 
 9. Guillard, Poitiers7.3 
 10. Sommerville, Le M.7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Kareem REID
  Hyeres-Toulon
  (178-PG-75)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Reid, Hyeres-Toulon11.2 
 2. Rochestie, Le Mans6.9 
 3. Linehan, Nancy6.0 
 4. Barrett, Roanne6.0 
 5. Parker, AS.6.0 
 6. Pellin, Orleans5.6 
 7. Wise, Le Havre5.3 
 8. Gipson, Pau-Lacq.5.1 
 9. Schilb, Chalon4.7 
 10. Greer, Strasbourg4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Alex ACKER
  Le Mans
  (196-G-83)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Acker, Le Mans2.4 
 2. Riley, Nanterre2.4 
 3. Linehan, Nancy2.3 
 4. Pellin, Orleans2.3 
 5. Batum, Nancy2.3 
 6. Parsons, Cholet2.3 
 7. Gipson, Pau-Lacq.2.1 
 8. Goss, AS.2.1 
 9. Albicy, Gravelines2.0 
 10. Bokolo, Gravelines1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Ronny TURIAF
  AS.
  (208-C/F-83)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Turiaf, AS.1.7 
 2. Issa, Gravelines1.6 
 3. Gobert, Cholet1.5 
 4. Akingbala, Nancy1.4 
 5. Williams, Paris-.1.3 
 6. Jackson, Roanne1.3 
 7. Falker, Cholet1.1 
 8. Nichols, Cholet1.1 
 9. Sy, Orleans1.0 
 10. Boungou Colo, Le1.0 


Stats Leaders - ProB
Points Per Game
 David DENAVE
  St Vallier
  (195-SG-85)
  Avg: 19.4
 1. Denave, St Vallier19.4 
 2. McCray, Boulogne19.0 
 3. Davis, Le Portel18.6 
 4. James, Denain17.0 
 5. Sonko, Bourg16.9 
 6. Gay, Fos Ouest16.9 
 7. Milbourne, Limoges16.7 
 8. Paelay, Quimper16.4 
 9. Clark, Fos Ouest16.3 
 10. Franklin, Vichy16.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Christophe MASSIE
  Limoges
  (206-C/F-77)
  Avg: 12.4
 1. Massie, Limoges12.4 
 2. Wood, Evreux11.1 
 3. Rossiter, Denain9.5 
 4. Badiane, Antibes9.3 
 5. Allen, Antibes9.1 
 6. Brown, Maurienne8.5 
 7. Barro, Bourg8.4 
 8. Monroe, Boulazac8.1 
 9. Osby, Maurienne8.0 
 10. Daniels, Chalons-.8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Ronnie TAYLOR
  Le Portel
  (188-PG-81)
  Avg: 7
 1. Taylor, Le Portel7.0 
 2. Copeland, Bourg6.9 
 3. Denave, St Vallier5.3 
 4. Gomis, Limoges5.0 
 5. Darnauzan, Mauri.5.0 
 6. Poupet, Rouen4.9 
 7. Fergerson, Nantes4.8 
 8. Choquet, Fos Ouest4.8 
 9. Sauret, Lille4.7 
 10. Rowland, Evreux4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Armand CHARLES
  Nantes
  (193-SF-83)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Charles, Nantes2.9 
 2. James, Denain2.9 
 3. McCray, Boulogne2.8 
 4. Shiloh, St Vallier2.8 
 5. Flowers, Vichy2.7 
 6. Taylor, Le Portel2.4 
 7. Atamna, Fos Ouest2.3 
 8. Sauret, Lille2.1 
 9. Marshall, Lille2.1 
 10. Paelay, Quimper2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Sherman GAY
  Fos Ouest
  (201-PF-82)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Gay, Fos Ouest2.3 
 2. Daniels, Chalons-.1.6 
 3. Badiane, Antibes1.6 
 4. Prowell, St Vallier1.5 
 5. Massie, Limoges1.1 
 6. Barro, Bourg1.1 
 7. Aka, Vichy1.0 
 8. Ford, Bordeaux1.0 
 9. Corre, Chalons-.0.9 
 10. Rossiter, Denain0.9 


Stats Leaders - N1
Points Per Game
 Jahsha BLUNTT
  Orchy
  (198-G-84)
  Avg: 18.6
 1. Bluntt, Orchy18.6 
 2. Pridotkas, Brest18.3 
 3. Bichard, St Quentin18.1 
 4. Almanson, Challans18.0 
 5. Belser, Charleville17.9 
 6. Merie, Chartres17.2 
 7. Horton, Blois16.7 
 8. Thomas, Roche16.4 
 9. Kaunisto, Blois16.4 
 10. Pearson, Angers B.16.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ville KAUNISTO
  Blois
  (204-F-82)
  Avg: 11.9
 1. Kaunisto, Blois11.9 
 2. Jaiteh, CFBB10.1 
 3. Caskill, Cognac9.3 
 4. Pearson, Angers B.9.1 
 5. Sanborn, Lievin9.1 
 6. Pridotkas, Brest8.9 
 7. Aubry, Montbrison8.3 
 8. Mendy, Lievin8.1 
 9. Vounang, Brest7.8 
 10. Belser, Charlevil.7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Johan RATHIEUVILLE
  Brest
  (177-G-85)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Rathieuville, Brest6.7 
 2. Calvez, Charleville5.9 
 3. Brochard, Blois5.8 
 4. Daube, Le Puy5.7 
 5. Barbry, Orchy5.6 
 6. Godin, Cognac4.6 
 7. Dessart, Lievin4.6 
 8. Ball, St Quentin4.3 
 9. Berquier, Chartres4.1 
 10. Ramphort, Angers3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Fabien CALVEZ
  Charleville
  (187-G-84)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Calvez, Charleville2.5 
 2. Pistre, Charleville2.1 
 3. Bassine, Sorgues2.1 
 4. Cretaux, Lievin2.1 
 5. Toto N''Kote, Roche2.0 
 6. Bigote, Cognac2.0 
 7. Dessart, Lievin1.9 
 8. Kaunisto, Blois1.8 
 9. Brochard, Blois1.7 
 10. Gourari, Rueil1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Abdoulaye N''DIAYE
  Souffel
  (210-C/F-84)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. N''Diaye, Souffel1.9 
 2. Caskill, Cognac1.8 
 3. Alingue, Souffel1.7 
 4. Mendy, Lievin1.1 
 5. Morin, CFBB1.1 
 6. Jaiteh, CFBB1.1 
 7. Borval, Le Puy1.0 
 8. Diame, Rueil1.0 
 9. Kaunisto, Blois0.9 
 10. Casseus, Angers0.9 


Chalons-Reims brings in Bernard King - by Eurobasket News
Bernard King (196-G-81, agency: Alti Sport, college: Texas A&M) is back to France. The American guard signed a deal with Chalons-Reims for rest of the season. King played for Le Havre in the last one. Actually, he joined them in February this year averaging 14.6 points, 3.6 rebounds and 5.4 assists. Bernard King played for the same team in 2009/10 season. He arrived in January registering 13.2 ppg, 2.2 rpg and 4.6 apg. Before Le Havre, he played few months for APOEL Nicosia. In 2008/09, Bernard King helped Ventspils to win the Latvian league title. He had 13.4 ppg, 4.8 rpg and 4.6 apg in LBL. In the past, King played for Turkish Mersin and Cypriot Keravnos.

ProB Round 8: Boulazac Basket keeps a leadership position - by Eurobasket News
The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Boulazac Basket as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Boulazac Basket edged 4th ranked Fos Ouest at home 83-81. 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 83-81. Boulazac Basket shot 60.4 percent from the field. American power forward Darryl Monroe (202-86, college: George Mason, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 10 rebounds (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field). The former international Thomas Dubiez (195-80) contributed with 16 points for the winners. Jamaican-American Sherman Gay (201-82, college: Loyola Mary) replied with 30 points and 9 rebounds for Fos Ouest. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Limoges. Fos Ouest at the other side keeps the fourth place with three games lost. They share the position with Boulogne. Fos Ouest will play next round against Quimper UJAP trying to get back on the winning streak. Boulazac Basket will try to continue on its current victory against twelfth ranked Denain Voltaire on the road.
The game in Reims was also worth to mention about. Second ranked Limoges CSP Elite (7-1) played at the court of 6th ranked Chalons-Reims (4-4). Limoges CSP Elite defeated Chalons-Reims 85-73. Worth to mention a great performance of American Landon Milbourne (201-87, college: Maryland) who helped to win the game recording 31 points and 5 rebounds and Christophe Massie who added 14 points and 11 rebounds during the contest. American Chris Daniels (200-82, college: Georgia, agency: Limelight Hoops) responded with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 15 rebounds. Limoges CSP Elite keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Boulazac. Chalons-Reims at the other side keeps the sixth place with four games lost. They share the position with 4 other teams. Limoges CSP Elite will play against JL Bourg (#8) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Chalons-Reims will play against Le Portel and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Le Portel (4-4) and Olympique Antibes (3-5), which took place in Antibes. Higher ranked Le Portel was outleveled in a road game by seventeenth ranked Olympique Antibes 86-67 on Friday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Le Portel. The winners were led by Jeff Allen who had that evening a double-double by scoring 18 points and 14 rebounds (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field). Even 11 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists by Ronnie Taylor did not help to save the game for Le Portel. Olympique Antibes moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with 6 other teams. Loser Le Portel dropped to the sixth position with four games lost. They share it with 4 other teams. Olympique Antibes will meet JA Vichy (#18) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Le Portel will play against Chalons-Reims (#10) and hope to secure a win.
The game between tenth ranked Aix-Maurienne (4-4) and 9th ranked Denain Voltaire (3-5) in Aix-les-Bains ended with biggest points difference. Aix-Maurienne outscored guests from Denain 96-75. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Denain Voltaire. The best player for the winners was Bambale Osby who scored 20 points and 9 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Aix-Maurienne have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to sixth place, which they share with 4 other teams. Newly promoted Denain Voltaire dropped to the eleventh position with five games lost. Aix-Maurienne's next round opponent will be Saint Vallier (#13) on the road and are hoping to win another game. Denain Voltaire will play against the league's leader Boulazac Basket.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 8: Lille was beaten by Bourg on the road 85-72. Evreux won against Rouen on its own court 90-83. Vichy unfortunately lost to Quimper in a road game 55-63. Bordeaux managed to beat St Vallier at home 93-81. Nantes was defeated by Boulogne on the opponent's court 81-89.



Bourg - Lille 85-72

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both twelfth ranked JL Bourg and 11th ranked Lille Metropole had identical 3-4 record. This time JL Bourg used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Lille 85-72. The game without a history. JL Bourg led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. JL Bourg forced 19 Lille Metropole turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. 25 personal fouls committed by Lille Metropole helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was Senegalese center Ousmane Barro (207-84, college: Marquette) who scored 19 points and 9 rebounds. Naturalized Greek guard Angelo Tsagarakis (190-84) chipped in 23 points and 4 assists. JL Bourg's coach Fabrice Courcier allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American swingman Curtis Marshall (196-83, college: Texas Tech, agency: R.H.Consultancy) produced 27 points and 9 rebounds and his fellow American import Steve Smith (200-81, college: Iona) added 15 points and 7 rebounds respectively for the guests. JL Bourg (4-4) moved-up to sixth place, which they share with 4 other teams. Lille Metropole at the other side keeps the eleventh position with five games lost. JL Bourg's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Limoges CSP Elite on the road and it may be quite challenging game. Lille Metropole will play against ALM Evreux (#7).
Top scorers:
Bourg: A.Tsagarakis 23+2reb+4ast, M.Sonko 19+2reb+2ast, O.Barro 19+9reb+1ast, I.Koma 7+5reb+3ast, J.Sanchez 5+4reb+1ast, D.Copeland 5+3reb+5ast
Lille: C.Marshall 27+9reb, S.Smith 15+7reb+2ast, B.Gillet 7+2reb+1ast, N.Taccoen 5+4reb+3ast, N.Michel 5+1reb, J.Sauret 5+6reb+9ast
gschID: 139569


Evreux - Rouen 90-83

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both eleventh ranked ALM Evreux and 12th ranked SPO Rouen had identical 3-4 record. This time ALM Evreux used a home court advantage and defeated the opponent from Rouen 90-83. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But SPO Rouen won fourth quarter 26-23. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The best player for the winners was American power forward Jeremiah Wood (200-85, agency: Court Side) who had a double-double by scoring 17 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). The other American import point guard Austen Rowland (186-81, college: Lehigh, agency: Court Side) chipped in 22 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. American power forward Alex Dunn (210-82, college: Wyoming) produced a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds and Lithuanian-Slovenian point guard Klemensas Patiejunas (186-77) added 17 points and 6 assists respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. ALM Evreux (4-4) moved-up to sixth place, which they share with 4 other teams. SPO Rouen at the other side dropped to the eleventh position with five games lost. ALM Evreux's next round opponent will be Lille Metropole (#14) on the road and are hoping to win another game. SPO Rouen will play against SO Maritime Boulogne.
Top scorers:
Evreux: A.Rowland 22+7reb+5ast, J.Wood 17+14reb+4ast, R.Wilmont 14+2reb+2ast, M.Correa 13+4reb, G.Costentin 7+2reb+1ast, D.Kaba 5+1reb
Rouen: C.Bronchard 18+3reb+3ast, K.Patiejunas 17+2reb+6ast, A.Dunn 15+10reb+1ast, C.Thioune 10+5reb+1ast, P.Poupet 9+2reb+6ast, L.Chelle 9+1ast
gschID: 139570


Chalons-Reims - Limoges 73-85

The game in Reims was also worth to mention about. Second ranked Limoges CSP Elite (7-1) played at the court of 6th ranked Chalons-Reims (4-4). Limoges CSP Elite defeated Chalons-Reims 85-73. The game was mostly controlled by Limoges CSP Elite. Chalons-Reims was better in third quarter 22-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a great shooting night for Limoges CSP Elite especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 58.8 percentage. Worth to mention a great performance of American Landon Milbourne (201-87, college: Maryland) who helped to win the game recording 31 points and 5 rebounds and the other American import power forward Christophe Massie (206-77, college: Memphis, agency: Court Side) who added 14 points and 11 rebounds during the contest. American Chris Daniels (200-82, college: Georgia, agency: Limelight Hoops) responded with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 15 rebounds and power forward Kevin Corre (202-85) scored 12 points and 6 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Limoges CSP Elite keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Boulazac. Chalons-Reims at the other side keeps the sixth place with four games lost. They share the position with 4 other teams. Limoges CSP Elite will play against JL Bourg (#8) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Chalons-Reims will play against Le Portel and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Limoges: L.Milbourne 31+5reb+1ast, R.Desroses 15+3reb+2ast, C.Massie 14+11reb+2ast, J.Gomis 12+4reb+2ast, K.McAlarney 8+2reb+5ast, F.Zerbo 3+3reb
Chalons-Reims: C.Daniels 26+15reb+2ast, B.Mullins 14+1reb+2ast, K.Corre 12+6reb+1ast, G.Chathuant 10+1reb+1ast, K.Bernard 6+1reb+4ast, E.Plateau 3
gschID: 139571


Quimper - Vichy 63-55

The game between closely ranked teams ended with seventeenth ranked Quimper UJAP's (3-5) home victory over 18th ranked JA Vichy (1-7) 63-55. The hosts were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. Quimper UJAP outrebounded JA Vichy 45-25 including a 35-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was Nigerian-British power forward Andrew Lovedale (203-85, college: Davidson) who had a double-double by scoring 20 points and 12 rebounds. Liberian-American Pele Paelay (193-84, college: Co.Carolina) chipped in 15 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Paelay is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Quimper UJAP's coach Olivier Cousin allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American Alexander Franklin (196-88, college: Siena) produced 14 points and point guard Antoine Eito (186-88) added 10 points respectively for the guests. Quimper UJAP moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with 6 other teams. JA Vichy lost third consecutive game. They keep the eighteenth position with seven games lost. Quimper UJAP's next round opponent will be higher ranked Fos Ouest (#5) on the road and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. JA Vichy will play against Olympique Antibes (#16) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Quimper: A.Lovedale 20+12reb+1ast, P.Paelay 15+8reb+5ast, F.Thibedore 14+7reb+1ast, K.Morlende 5+1reb+3ast, G.Lessort 4+6reb+3ast, D.Moustapha 3+7reb
Vichy: A.Franklin 14+3reb+2ast, A.Eito 10+4reb+3ast, J.James 9+6reb, W.Aka 8+3reb+1ast, M.Guichard 7+2reb+3ast, J.Bernage 3+2reb+1ast
gschID: 139572


Maurienne - Denain 96-75

The game between tenth ranked Aix-Maurienne (4-4) and 9th ranked Denain Voltaire (3-5) in Aix-les-Bains ended with biggest points difference. Aix-Maurienne outscored guests from Denain 96-75. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Denain Voltaire. It looked good early as Denain Voltaire took an 2-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Aix-Maurienne had a 28-9 second period charge getting the lead and Denain Voltaire was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 75-96. Aix-Maurienne dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Denain Voltaire's 40. Aix-Maurienne players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. The best player for the winners was American-DR Congolese power forward Bambale Osby (203-86, college: Maryland) who scored 20 points and 9 rebounds. American Dar Tucker (193-88, college: De Paul) chipped in 17 points and 5 assists. Osby is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Lamine Kante (200-87) produced 21 points and American power forward Juwann James (198-87, college: JMU) added 15 points and 8 rebounds respectively for the guests. 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. Aix-Maurienne have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to sixth place, which they share with 4 other teams. Newly promoted Denain Voltaire dropped to the eleventh position with five games lost. Aix-Maurienne's next round opponent will be Saint Vallier (#13) on the road and are hoping to win another game. Denain Voltaire will play against the league's leader Boulazac Basket.
Top scorers:
Maurienne: B.Osby 20+9reb+3ast, D.Tucker 17+3reb+5ast, J.Ekanga-Ehawa 12+4reb+1ast, W.Brown 11+3reb+4ast, M.Houmounou 10+1reb+2ast, T.Yvrande 9+2reb+1ast
Denain: L.Kante 21+3reb+2ast, J.James 15+8reb+1ast, R.Rossiter 12+3reb+1ast, F.Minet 12+1reb+3ast, X.Gaillou 9+1reb+1ast, A.Naji 4+2reb+1ast
gschID: 151888


Antibes - Le Portel 86-67

Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Le Portel (4-4) and Olympique Antibes (3-5), which took place in Antibes. Higher ranked Le Portel was outleveled in a road game by seventeenth ranked Olympique Antibes 86-67 on Friday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Le Portel. The hosts trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 46-24 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Olympique Antibes dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Le Portel's 38. Olympique Antibes forced 19 Le Portel turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists comparing to just 12 passes made by Le Portel's players. The winners were led by American power forward Jeff Allen (201-87, college: Virginia Tech) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 18 points and 14 rebounds (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) and Benjamin Monclar (190-88) supported him with 25 points. Even 11 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists by American point guard Ronnie Taylor (188-81, college: NC-Greensboro, agency: Court Side) did not help to save the game for Le Portel. Naturalized Senegalese forward Moustapha N'Diaye (202-84) added 14 points and 9 rebounds for the guests. Olympique Antibes moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with 6 other teams. Loser Le Portel dropped to the sixth position with four games lost. They share it with 4 other teams. Olympique Antibes will meet JA Vichy (#18) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Le Portel will play against Chalons-Reims (#10) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Antibes: B.Monclar 25+4reb+3ast, J.Allen 18+14reb+3ast, M.Badiane 10+10reb+2ast, F.Prenom 10+3reb, S.Essart 9+1reb+7ast, L.Bengaber 8+2reb+5ast
Le Portel: M.Labeyrie 14+2reb, M.N'Diaye 14+9reb+1ast, R.Taylor 11+5reb+9ast, C.Davis 8+3reb, N.Wyatte 6+5reb, J.Ludon 6+3reb
gschID: 139565


Bordeaux - St Vallier 93-81

Not a big story in a game when 12th ranked Saint Vallier (3-5) lost on the road to third ranked Bordeaux (6-2) 93-81. Bordeaux outrebounded Saint Vallier 36-24 including 26 on the defensive glass. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 27 assists. The best player for the winners was international Boris Diaw (203-82) who scored 14 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. point guard Gauthier Darrigand (184-82) chipped in 18 points and 5 assists. Bordeaux's coach Claude Bergeaud allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. David Denave (195-85) produced 27 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists and American point guard Kyle Shiloh (191-85, college: Nevada) added 12 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Newly promoted Bordeaux maintains third position with 6-2 record behind leader Boulazac. Saint Vallier lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the eleventh place with five games lost. Bordeaux's next round opponent will be Nantes (#15) on the road which should be an easy win for them. Saint Vallier will play against Aix-Maurienne (#6) in Aix-les-Bains.
Top scorers:
Bordeaux: G.Darrigand 18+5ast, K.Cunningham 15+6reb, B.Diaw 14+6reb+5ast, M.Doubal 13+5reb+2ast, S.Driss 9+4reb+6ast, J.Ford 8+1reb
St Vallier: D.Denave 27+7reb+5ast, F.Tortosa 14+2reb+1ast, H.Disy 14+4reb+2ast, K.Shiloh 12+5reb+4ast, S.Barrett 6+2reb, D.Diarra 5+1reb+2ast
gschID: 139566


Boulazac - Fos Ouest 83-81

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Boulazac Basket as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Boulazac Basket edged 4th ranked Fos Ouest at home 83-81. 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 83-81. Boulazac Basket shot 60.4 percent from the field. American power forward Darryl Monroe (202-86, college: George Mason, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 10 rebounds (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field). The former international Thomas Dubiez (195-80) contributed with 16 points for the winners. Jamaican-American Sherman Gay (201-82, college: Loyola Mary) replied with 30 points and 9 rebounds and point guard Edouard Choquet (187-88) added 17 points in the effort for Fos Ouest. 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 Limoges. Fos Ouest at the other side keeps the fourth place with three games lost. They share the position with Boulogne. Fos Ouest will play next round against Quimper UJAP trying to get back on the winning streak. Boulazac Basket will try to continue on its current victory against twelfth ranked Denain Voltaire on the road.
Top scorers:
Boulazac: D.Monroe 23+10reb+3ast, T.Dubiez 16+1reb+2ast, F.Adjiwanou 12+5reb+1ast, A.McKenzie 11+4reb+1ast, R.Ayers 8, S.Njoya 5+1reb+2ast
Fos Ouest: S.Gay 30+9reb+2ast, E.Choquet 17+3reb+3ast, B.Clark 13+6reb+1ast, P.Haquet 12+1reb+1ast, K.Atamna 5+4reb+1ast, M.Dia 4+5reb+2ast
gschID: 139567


Boulogne - Nantes 89-81

Everything went according to plan when fifth ranked SO Maritime Boulogne (5-3) defeated at home 10th ranked Nantes (3-5) 89-81. It looked good early as Nantes took an 5-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then SO Maritime Boulogne had a 24-15 second period charge getting the lead and Nantes was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 81-89. SO Maritime Boulogne made 41-of-48 charity shots (85.4 percent) during the game, while Nantes only scored eighteen points from the stripe. They outrebounded Nantes 36-21 including 23 on the defensive glass. 30 personal fouls committed by Nantes helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American swingman Chris McCray (196-84, college: Maryland, agency: VVG Sports) who scored 29 points and 4 steals (was perfect 18-for-18 from the free throw line !!!). Naturalized Portuguese power forward Fernando Raposo Laurencio (206-89) chipped in a double-double by scoring 17 points and 12 rebounds. Naturalized American guard David Fergerson (185-78, college: St.Louis) produced 19 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists and naturalized Swiss power forward David Ramseyer (200-87) added 14 points respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. SO Maritime Boulogne moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Fos Ouest. Nantes lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the eleventh position with five games lost. SO Maritime Boulogne's next round opponent will be SPO Rouen (#17) on the road which should be an easy win for them. Nantes will play against Bordeaux (#3).
Top scorers:
Boulogne: C.McCray 29+4reb+2ast, F.Raposo Laurencio 17+12reb+2ast, J.Mathis 14+11reb, Z.Bah 12+1reb+5ast, J.Rousselle 7+2reb+2ast, T.Stanley 4+3reb+3ast
Nantes: D.Fergerson 19+6reb+7ast, D.Ramseyer 14+3reb, O.Bardet 13+2reb+1ast, J.Fields 11+2reb+3ast, N.Gayon 9+2reb+2ast, A.Charles 7+3reb+2ast
gschID: 139568




NM1 Round 9: Souffelweyersheim keeps a leadership position - by Eurobasket News
The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Souffelweyersheim as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Souffelweyersheim smashed 10th ranked Chartres in Souffel. 95-69. The game was mostly controlled by Souffelweyersheim. Chartres managed to win third quarter 21-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Souffelweyersheim shot the lights out from three sinking 14 long-distance shots on high 70.0 percentage. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Souffelweyersheim made 7 blocks. It was a good game for Senegalese power forward Abdoulaye N'Diaye (210-84, college: USC) who led his team to a victory with 18 points, 9 rebounds and 4 blocks. Naturalized Chadian forward Jacques Alingue (201-88) contributed with 13 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Forward Guillaume Merie (198-83) answered with 15 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for Chartres. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with 5 other teams. Newly promoted Chartres keeps the tenth place with five games lost. They share the position with Brest and Angers BC 49. Chartres will play next round against Le Puy ASMB trying to get back on the winning streak. Souffelweyersheim will try to continue on its current victory against tenth ranked Etendard de Brest on the road.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Blois (6-3) against seventh ranked Saint-Quentin (7-2) on Saturday night. Visiting Blois was crushed by Saint-Quentin in Saint-Quentin 111-77. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Blois. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Forward Kevin Bichard (192-86) stepped up and scored 29 points for the winners and Julien Lesieu chipped in 19 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists (perfect from the field making all nine shots !!!). Saint-Quentin's coach Sebastien Lambert felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was Finnish forward Ville Kaunisto (204-82) with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 14 rebounds. Saint-Quentin have a solid series of four victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with 5 other teams. Blois at the other side dropped to the seventh place with three games lost. They share the position with Roche. Saint-Quentin will play against Orchesien BC (#6) in Orchies in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Blois will play on the road against Lievin Basket and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Bottom-ranked CFBB is still unable to win any game. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their ninth consecutive match to fifth ranked Cognac (7-2) 75-54 on Saturday evening. Jean-Felix Moupegnou nailed 8 points and 6 assists for the winning side. Coach Philippe Maucourant's team controlled all game and the coach could let to play 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Mouhammadou Jaiteh came up with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 10 rebounds (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line) for CFBB in the defeat. Cognac keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 5 other teams. Loser CFBB still closes the standings with nine games lost. Cognac will meet at home Stade Clermont (#15) in the next round which should be another easy win for them. CFBB will play against Angers BC 49 and hopes to get finally their first victory.
The game between ninth ranked Vendee Challans (5-4) and 16th ranked Montbrison (1-8) in Challans ended with biggest points difference. Vendee Challans outscored guests from 106-68. The best player for the winners was Geoffrey Renon who scored 18 points and 9 rebounds. Vendee Challans had such big advantage that coach Olivier Le Minor felt comfortable to give the chance to play for 10 players saving starting five for next games. Vendee Challans maintains ninth place with 5-4 record. Newly promoted Montbrison keeps the sixteenth position with eight games lost. Vendee Challans' next round opponent will be league's second-placed Charleville-Mezieres on the road and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Montbrison will play against Roche (#8).

There were no big surprises in other games of round 9: Charleville smashed Rueil on the road 99-75. Le Puy lost to Sorgues on its own court 74-80. Lievin unfortunately lost to Brest in a road game 77-83. Clermont was rolled over Orchy at home 88-108. Angers BC 49 was defeated by Roche on the opponent's court 66-76.



CFBB - Cognac 54-75

Bottom-ranked CFBB is still unable to win any game. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their ninth consecutive match to fifth ranked Cognac (7-2) 75-54 on Saturday evening. The game without a history. Cognac led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding CFBB to just 6 points in fourth quarter. Cognac made 19-of-24 free shots (79.2 percent) during the game. They also forced 22 CFBB turnovers. Naturalized Congolese forward Jean-Felix Moupegnou (201-82, college: Alabama) nailed 8 points and 6 assists for the winning side and guard Jonathan Godin (185-82) accounted for 12 points. Coach Philippe Maucourant's team controlled all game and the coach could let to play 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Power forward Mouhammadou Jaiteh (201-94) came up with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 10 rebounds (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line) and guard Anthony Racine (190-94) added 13 points respectively for CFBB in the defeat. Cognac keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 5 other teams. Loser CFBB still closes the standings with nine games lost. Cognac will meet at home Stade Clermont (#15) in the next round which should be another easy win for them. CFBB will play against Angers BC 49 and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Cognac: J.Godin 12+3reb+2ast, I.Caskill 11+2reb+1ast, M.Buval 10+3reb, M.Bigote 9+2reb, J.Moupegnou 8+4reb+6ast, A.Lema 7+6reb+1ast
CFBB: M.Jaiteh 26+10reb+2ast, A.Racine 13+3reb+3ast, C.Pontens 5+2reb+3ast, Y.Morin 4+6reb, J.Basileu 3+1ast, L.Laporal 2+2reb
gschID: 146992


Souffel - Chartres 95-69

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Souffelweyersheim as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Souffelweyersheim smashed 10th ranked Chartres in Souffel. 95-69. The game was mostly controlled by Souffelweyersheim. Chartres managed to win third quarter 21-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Souffelweyersheim shot the lights out from three sinking 14 long-distance shots on high 70.0 percentage. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Souffelweyersheim made 7 blocks. It was a good game for Senegalese power forward Abdoulaye N'Diaye (210-84, college: USC) who led his team to a victory with 18 points, 9 rebounds and 4 blocks. Naturalized Chadian forward Jacques Alingue (201-88) contributed with 13 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Four Souffelweyersheim players scored in double figures. Forward Guillaume Merie (198-83) answered with 15 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and Bosnian guard Milan Vasic (195-77) added 13 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Chartres. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with 5 other teams. Newly promoted Chartres keeps the tenth place with five games lost. They share the position with Brest and Angers BC 49. Chartres will play next round against Le Puy ASMB trying to get back on the winning streak. Souffelweyersheim will try to continue on its current victory against tenth ranked Etendard de Brest on the road.
Top scorers:
Souffel: A.N'Diaye 18+9reb+1ast, J.Bach 17+3reb, F.Broliron 17+1reb+2ast, J.Alingue 13+6reb+3ast, J.Begarin 10+3reb+5ast, J.Tschamber 9+2reb+8ast
Chartres: Z.Bojovic 17+4reb, G.Merie 15+6reb+4ast, M.Vasic 13+7reb+3ast, M.Ipouck 8+7reb+1ast, H.Jalce 8+2reb, W.Berquier 6+3reb+3ast
gschID: 146988


St Quentin - Blois 111-77

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Blois (6-3) against seventh ranked Saint-Quentin (7-2) on Saturday night. Visiting Blois was crushed by Saint-Quentin in Saint-Quentin 111-77. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Blois. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The game without a history. Saint-Quentin led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 76 of its points in the paint compared to Blois' 42. Forward Kevin Bichard (192-86) stepped up and scored 29 points for the winners and forward Julien Lesieu (199-83) chipped in 19 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists (perfect from the field making all nine shots !!!). Four Saint-Quentin players scored in double figures. Saint-Quentin's coach Sebastien Lambert felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was Finnish forward Ville Kaunisto (204-82) with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 14 rebounds and guard Gary Staelens (189-84) scored 15 points. Saint-Quentin have a solid series of four victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with 5 other teams. Blois at the other side dropped to the seventh place with three games lost. They share the position with Roche. Saint-Quentin will play against Orchesien BC (#6) in Orchies in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Blois will play on the road against Lievin Basket and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
St Quentin: K.Bichard 29+1reb+3ast, J.Lesieu 19+6reb+5ast, K.Howell 17+7reb+2ast, J.Ball 13+3reb+5ast, G.Sylvain 9+2reb+1ast, R.N'Kembe 8+4reb
Blois: G.Staelens 15+3reb+1ast, V.Kaunisto 14+14reb+1ast, J.Horton 12+5reb, P.Brochard 9+2reb+4ast, T.Sani 9+5reb, B.Recoura 7+1reb
gschID: 146989


Rueil - Charleville 75-99

No shocking result in a game when fourth ranked Charleville-Mezieres (7-2) crushed on the road 17th ranked Rueil (1-8) 99-75. It looked good early as Rueil took an 8-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Charleville-Mezieres took control and eventually winning the game that evening by 24 points. They dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Rueil's 38. Charleville-Mezieres forced 22 Rueil turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. The best player for the winners was American-British power forward Tafari Toney (203-86, agency: JEMsports) who scored 22 points and 9 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). American forward Corey Belser (200-82, college: San Diego) chipped in 24 points and 8 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was naturalized Congolese forward Jean-Felix Moupegnou (201-82, college: Alabama) who recorded 19 points and 9 assists and naturalized Serbian center Streten Cabarkapa (204-84) added 10 points and 10 rebounds respectively. Four Charleville-Mezieres and five Rueil players scored in double figures. Rueil's coach Julien Hervy gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Charleville-Mezieres keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 5 other teams. Rueil lost eighth consecutive game. Newly promoted team dropped to the sixteenth place with eight games lost. Charleville-Mezieres' next round opponent will be Vendee Challans (#9) at home and are hoping to win another game. Rueil will play against Sorgues (#4).
Top scorers:
Charleville: C.Belser 24+8reb+1ast, T.Toney 22+9reb+3ast, F.Bourdillon 16+3ast, D.Pistre 11+2reb+2ast, F.Calvez 11+3reb+6ast, C.Guillarme 9+4reb+6ast
Rueil: M.NIAKATE 19+1reb+9ast, T.Chevigny 15+3reb+1ast, G.Mdivani 12+6reb+2ast, C.Mansare 11+4reb+2ast, S.Cabarkapa 10+10reb+2ast, G.Duro 4+3reb+4ast
gschID: 146990


Le Puy - Sorgues 74-80

Very expected game when 13th ranked Le Puy ASMB (3-6) lost to sixth ranked Sorgues (7-2) in Le Puy en Velay 74-80. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Le Puy ASMB won third quarter 24-15. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Sorgues shot 61.7 percent from the field. Strangely Le Puy ASMB outrebounded Sorgues 34-22 including a 16-1 advantage in offensive rebounds. 25 personal fouls committed by Le Puy ASMB helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was forward Desmond Quincy-Jones (201-85, college: Pace) who scored 19 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Serbian forward Slobodan Ocokoljic (204-80, college: Weber St.) chipped in 13 points and 6 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was center Steeve Borval (202-87) who recorded 16 points and 9 rebounds and Central African forward Martial Gotagni (190-79) added 19 points and 5 rebounds respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Sorgues have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with 5 other teams. Le Puy ASMB at the other side keeps the thirteenth place with six games lost. Sorgues' next round opponent will be Rueil (#17) which should be an easy win for them. Le Puy ASMB will play against Chartres (#12) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Sorgues: D.Quincy-Jones 19+4reb+3ast, S.Ocokoljic 13+6reb, D.Griffin 12+3reb, V.Ateba 11+1ast, X.Pasut 8+3reb+1ast, Y.Bassine 8+5reb+2ast
Le Puy: M.Gotagni 19+5reb+1ast, S.Borval 16+9reb+2ast, R.Koundjia-Sindo 15+5reb, Y.Smail 14+3reb+1ast, Y.Jacques 6+8reb+1ast, A.Daube 4+3reb+10ast
gschID: 146991


Brest - Lievin 83-77

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both twelfth ranked Etendard de Brest and 14th ranked Lievin Basket had identical 3-5 record. This time Etendard de Brest used a home court advantage and won against the opponent from Lievin 83-77. The hosts were already 11 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 24-19 Lievin Basket's run in the last quarter cut the lead to 83-77 at the end of the game. 29 personal fouls committed by Lievin Basket helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was Lithuanian forward Vaidotas Pridotkas (200-84) who scored 22 points and 9 rebounds. Center Rafael Lopez (204-86) chipped in a double-double by scoring 14 points and 14 rebounds. Four Etendard de Brest players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American center Tyler Sanborn (209-88, college: Guilford, agency: Strategic Sports) who recorded a double-double by scoring 16 points and 16 rebounds and naturalized Senegalese power forward Vincent Mendy (204-83) added 17 points and 6 rebounds respectively. Etendard de Brest (4-5) moved-up to tenth place, which they share with Angers BC 49 and Chartres. Lievin Basket lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the thirteenth position with six games lost. Etendard de Brest's next round opponent will be league's leader Souffelweyersheim in Souffel. and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Lievin Basket will play at home against Blois (#7).
Top scorers:
Brest: V.Pridotkas 22+9reb+1ast, Z.Alao 19+4reb+3ast, J.Doreau 16+4reb, R.Lopez 14+14reb+3ast, B.Vounang 7+5reb+1ast, J.Rathieuville 5+4reb+12ast
Lievin: A.Pierre-Joseph 18+3reb+2ast, V.Mendy 17+6reb+2ast, T.Sanborn 16+16reb+1ast, S.Cretaux 8+2reb, V.Lehut 6+1reb+1ast, C.Dacourt 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 146984


Clermont - Orchy 88-108

Not a big story in a game when 15th ranked Stade Clermont (2-7) was outscored at home by seventh ranked Orchesien BC (7-2) 108-88. The game was mostly controlled by Orchesien BC. Stade Clermont was better in second period 24-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Orchesien BC made 22-of-29 charity shots (75.9 percent) during the game. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. 28 personal fouls committed by Stade Clermont helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was Serbian forward Djordje Petrovic (202-84) who scored 31 points. Guard Romain Malet (192-84) chipped in 13 points and 7 assists. Orchesien BC's coach Philippe Namyst allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. At the other side the best for losing team was forward Jonathan Beugnot (201-83, college: Clayton St.) who recorded 24 points and American forward Jonathan McClark (200-77, college: Rider) added 16 points and 5 rebounds respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Orchesien BC have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with 5 other teams. Stade Clermont lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the fifteenth place with seven games lost. Orchesien BC's next round opponent will be Saint-Quentin (#5) at home. Stade Clermont will play against Cognac (#3) and be promoted back to the ProB just one year after relegation.
Top scorers:
Orchy: D.Petrovic 31+3reb+2ast, J.Bluntt 19+1reb+2ast, D.Cilly 16+5reb, R.Malet 13+2reb+7ast, A.Gacko 10+3reb+1ast, E.Barbry 6+6reb+3ast
Clermont: J.Beugnot 24+3reb+2ast, J.McClark 16+5reb+1ast, S.Naydenov 15+2reb+1ast, M.Diakite 12+5reb, B.Matanga 10+2ast, J.Cortey 7+3reb+4ast
gschID: 146985


Challans - Montbrison 106-68

The game between ninth ranked Vendee Challans (5-4) and 16th ranked Montbrison (1-8) in Challans ended with biggest points difference. Vendee Challans outscored guests from 106-68. The game without a history. Vendee Challans led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They shot 68.4 percent from the field and made 16-of-21 charity shots (76.2 percent) during the game. Vendee Challans forced 21 Montbrison turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists. The best player for the winners was Mexican center Geoffrey Renon (208-91) who scored 18 points and 9 rebounds. Forward Fabien Herard (198-79) chipped in 16 points and 6 assists. Five Vendee Challans players scored in double figures. Vendee Challans had such big advantage that coach Olivier Le Minor felt comfortable to give the chance to play for 10 players saving starting five for next games. At the other side the best for losing team was American power forward James St Robert (203-86, college: Dowling) who recorded 19 points and Polish forward Lukasz Biela (200-80) added 13 points respectively. Vendee Challans maintains ninth place with 5-4 record. Newly promoted Montbrison keeps the sixteenth position with eight games lost. Vendee Challans' next round opponent will be league's second-placed Charleville-Mezieres on the road and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Montbrison will play against Roche (#8).
Top scorers:
Challans: G.Renon 18+9reb+3ast, J.Almanson 18+2reb+1ast, F.Herard 16+2reb+6ast, J.Geay 13+2reb+5ast, S.Girma 12+3reb, R.Boissie 12+5reb+2ast
Montbrison: J.St Robert 19+4reb+1ast, L.Biela 13+3reb+3ast, K.Mondesir 12+2reb, F.Giraud 9+1reb+2ast, B.Tillon 5+1reb+3ast, S.Salvis 5+3reb+1ast
gschID: 146986


Roche - Angers BC 49 76-66

The game between closely ranked teams ended with eighth ranked Roche's (6-3) home victory over 9th ranked Angers BC 49 (4-5) 76-66. It looked good early as Angers BC 49 took an 3-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Roche had a 22-15 second period charge getting the lead and Angers BC 49 was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 66-76. Roche made 18-of-23 charity shots (78.3 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was guard Benjamin Thomas (181-82) who scored 12 points and 4 assists. Naturalized American forward Sebastien Hermenier (198-82, college: Binghamton) chipped in 15 points. Four Roche players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Tyray Pearson (201-80, college: Iowa St.) who recorded 15 points and 8 rebounds and point guard Tony Ramphort (176-82) added 9 points, 6 assists and 4 steals respectively. Roche moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Blois. Angers BC 49 at the other side dropped to the tenth position with five games lost. Roche's next round opponent will be Montbrison (#16) and are hoping to win another game. Angers BC 49 will play against CFBB (#18) in Paris.
Top scorers:
Roche: S.Hermenier 15+2reb+1ast, B.Thomas 12+4reb+4ast, M.Diallo 11+4reb+2ast, F.Bateko 10+1reb+2ast, J.Bestron 7+4reb, A.Toto N'Kote 7+3reb+1ast
Angers BC 49: T.Pearson 15+8reb, P.Drouault 11+4reb, O.Sulpice 10+4reb+3ast, T.Ramphort 9+3reb+6ast, M.Chupin 9+6reb+1ast, J.Casseus 4+4reb
gschID: 146987




ProA Round 7: Sluc Nancy loses the game and top position - by Eurobasket News
There was no lack of interesting games this round. The round ended with change at the leadership position, extra overtimes, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

There was a change at the ProA leadership position after last games. Round 7 most important game was a defeat of league's leader Sluc Nancy (6-1). They were edged by fifth ranked Le Mans (5-2) 80-78 on Saturday night. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Sluc Nancy. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Sluc Nancy won third quarter 29-27. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a great evening for American point guard Taylor Rochestie (185-PG-85, college: Washington St.) (185-85, college: Washington St.) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 10 assists. His fellow American import forward Marcellus Sommerville (200-82, college: Bradley) helped adding 15 points and 5 rebounds. Le Mans' coach J.D. Jackson used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. At the losing side international forward Nicolas Batum (201-88) responded with 24 points and 9 rebounds. Le Mans moved-up to third place, which they share with Paris-Levallois and Chalon. Defending champion Sluc Nancy still keeps top position with one game lost. They were joined at the leadership position by Gravelines who have the same record. Sluc Nancy will play next round against Cholet trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Le Mans will try to continue on its current victory against eleventh ranked Poitiers at home.
The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Gravelines-Dunkerque as it allowed them to take a leadership position after previous leader's (Sluc Nancy) loss. Gravelines-Dunkerque smashed 15th ranked Hyeres-Toulon at home 106-57. It was an exceptional evening for international point guard Andrew Albicy (178-90) who led the winners and scored 9 points, 7 rebounds, 9 assists and 4 steals. Dounia Issa accounted for 14 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 blocks. Gravelines-Dunkerque's coach Christian Monschau felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American power forward Rolan Roberts (201-78, college: S.Illinois) came up with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 12 rebounds for Hyeres-Toulon in the defeat. Gravelines-Dunkerque (6-1) have an impressive series of six victories in a row. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Nancy. Hyeres-Toulon at the other side dropped to the bottom place with six games lost. Hyeres-Toulon will play next round against STB Le Havre trying to get back on the winning streak. Gravelines-Dunkerque will try to continue on its current victory against fifteenth ranked JSF Nanterre on the road.
A very close game took place in Levallois between Paris-Levallois and Entente Orleans 45. Fifth ranked Paris-Levallois (5-2) got a very close home victory over 7th ranked Entente Orleans 45 (3-4). Paris-Levallois managed to escape with a 3-point win 79-76 on Friday evening. Eric Chatfield fired 33 points (!!!) (made all of his eleven free throws !!!) for the winners. Brian Greene produced a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds for lost side. Paris-Levallois moved-up to third place, which they share with Le Mans and Chalon. Loser Entente Orleans 45 dropped to the ninth position with four games lost. They share it with ASVEL. Paris-Levallois will meet Chalon/Saor (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Entente Orleans 45 will play against Chorale de Roanne (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a road loss of second ranked Chalon/Saor (5-2) against thirteenth ranked ASVEL (3-4) on Friday night. Visiting Chalon/Saor was crushed by ASVEL in Villeurbanne 86-63. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Chalon/Saor. Worth to mention a great performance of Tony Parker who helped to win the game recording 20 points, 5 rebounds and 8 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. ASVEL moved-up to ninth place, which they share with Orleans. Chalon/Saor at the other side dropped to the third position with two games lost. ASVEL's next round opponent will be higher ranked Strasbourg IG (#6) on the road and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Chalon/Saor will play against Paris-Levallois and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Bottom-ranked Pau-Lacq-Orthez managed to get a second victory, breaking the series of five consecutive loses on Saturday night. This time they won against thirteenth-ranked JSF Nanterre 89-84. It was a great evening for Teddy Gipson who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 24 points, 6 rebounds and 12 assists. JSF Nanterre's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Pau-Lacq-Orthez (2-5) moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with 4 other teams including defeated JSF Nanterre. Pau-Lacq-Orthez will face JDA Dijon (#14) on the road in the next round.

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 7: Strasbourg won against Poitiers on the opponent's court 79-78. Roanne outscored Dijon in a home game 80-58. Le Havre recorded a loss to Cholet on the road 90-77.


Le Mans - Nancy 80-78

There was a change at the ProA leadership position after last games. Round 7 most important game was a defeat of league's leader Sluc Nancy (6-1). They were edged by fifth ranked Le Mans (5-2) 80-78 on Saturday night. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Sluc Nancy. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Sluc Nancy won third quarter 29-27. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a great evening for American point guard Taylor Rochestie (185-85, college: Washington St.) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 10 assists. His fellow American import forward Marcellus Sommerville (200-82, college: Bradley) helped adding 15 points and 5 rebounds. Five Le Mans players scored in double figures. Le Mans' coach J.D. Jackson used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. At the losing side international forward Nicolas Batum (201-88) responded with 24 points and 9 rebounds and Nigerian forward Akinlolu Akingbala (208-83, college: Clemson) scored 16 points and 8 rebounds. Le Mans moved-up to third place, which they share with Paris-Levallois and Chalon. Defending champion Sluc Nancy still keeps top position with one game lost. They were joined at the leadership position by Gravelines who have the same record. Sluc Nancy will play next round against Cholet trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Le Mans will try to continue on its current victory against eleventh ranked Poitiers at home.
Top scorers:
Le Mans: J.Paulo Batista 15+3reb+1ast, M.Sommerville 15+5reb+2ast, C.Kahudi 13+7reb, T.Rochestie 12+4reb+10ast, A.Acker 11+3reb+5ast, T.Bryant 7+5reb+1ast
Nancy: N.Batum 24+9reb+3ast, A.Akingbala 16+8reb, V.Samnick 15+5reb, J.Shuler 8+1reb+5ast, A.Moerman 6+6reb+1ast, J.Linehan 5+1reb+4ast
gschID: 133544


ASVEL - Chalon 86-63

Very important is a road loss of second ranked Chalon/Saor (5-2) against thirteenth ranked ASVEL (3-4) on Friday night. Visiting Chalon/Saor was crushed by ASVEL in Villeurbanne 86-63. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Chalon/Saor. Chalon/Saor was ahead by 3 points at the halftime before a 51-25 second half run of ASVEL. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international point guard Tony Parker (183-82) who helped to win the game recording 20 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists. The former international power forward Ronny Turiaf (208-83, college: Gonzaga, agency: Priority Sports) contributed with 15 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Four ASVEL players scored in double figures. American swingman Blake Schilb (200-83, college: Loyola, IL, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) answered with 24 points and the other American import guard Malcolm Delaney (191-89, college: Virginia Tech) added 7 points in the effort for Chalon/Saor. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. ASVEL moved-up to ninth place, which they share with Orleans. Chalon/Saor at the other side dropped to the third position with two games lost. ASVEL's next round opponent will be higher ranked Strasbourg IG (#6) on the road and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Chalon/Saor will play against Paris-Levallois and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
ASVEL: T.Parker 20+5reb+8ast, R.Turiaf 15+8reb+2ast, D.Thompson 13+4reb+1ast, H.Armstrong 10+8reb, P.Goss 10+3ast, K.Tillie 8+8reb+2ast
Chalon: B.Schilb 24+2reb+3ast, A.Aminu 8+3reb, M.Delaney 7+4reb+1ast, N.Lang 6+1reb, A.Jordan 4+4reb, J.Lauvergne 3+5reb+1ast
gschID: 133545


Paris-Levallois - Orleans 79-76

A very close game took place in Levallois between Paris-Levallois and Entente Orleans 45. Fifth ranked Paris-Levallois (5-2) got a very close home victory over 7th ranked Entente Orleans 45 (3-4). Paris-Levallois managed to escape with a 3-point win 79-76 on Friday evening. The hosts trailed by 15 points after three quarters before their 36-16 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Paris-Levallois made 20-of-26 free shots (76.9 percent) during the game. American guard Eric Chatfield (191-79, college: N.Mexico) fired 33 points (!!!) (made all of his eleven free throws !!!) for the winners. His fellow American import power forward Lamont Hamilton (208-84, college: St.John's) chipped in a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds. American forward Brian Greene (204-81, college: Colorado St.) produced a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds and naturalized Mali forward Amara Sy (202-81) added 14 points and 7 rebounds respectively for lost side. Five Entente Orleans 45 players scored in double figures. Paris-Levallois moved-up to third place, which they share with Le Mans and Chalon. Loser Entente Orleans 45 dropped to the ninth position with four games lost. They share it with ASVEL. Paris-Levallois will meet Chalon/Saor (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Entente Orleans 45 will play against Chorale de Roanne (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Paris-Levallois: E.Chatfield 33+3reb+2ast, L.Hamilton 17+10reb+3ast, J.Williams 13+4reb+1ast, D.Noel 6+3reb+5ast, M.Morandais 4+2ast, P.Da Silva 3+5reb+6ast
Orleans: B.Greene 16+10reb+3ast, A.Sy 14+7reb+1ast, C.Banks 13+6reb+2ast, D.Monds 11+4reb, Y.Sangare 10+3reb+5ast, M.N'Doye 4+2reb+1ast
gschID: 151955


Pau-Lacq-Orthez - Nanterre 89-84 OT

Bottom-ranked Pau-Lacq-Orthez managed to get a second victory, breaking the series of five consecutive loses on Saturday night. This time they won against thirteenth-ranked JSF Nanterre 89-84. The hosts trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 19-11 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to tie the game at the end of regular time. They were better in overtime eventually winning that period 16-11. Pau-Lacq-Orthez made 20-of-23 free shots (87.0 percent) during the game. It was a great evening for American guard Teddy Gipson (193-80, college: Arkansas, agency: Court Side) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 24 points, 6 rebounds and 12 assists. Nigerian power forward Chinemelu Elonu (206-87, college: Texas A&M) helped adding 13 points and 14 rebounds. Five Pau-Lacq-Orthez players scored in double figures. At the losing side the former international forward Stephen Brun (202-80) responded with 22 points and 5 rebounds and guard Marc Judith (192-87) scored 15 points and 4 assists. JSF Nanterre's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Pau-Lacq-Orthez (2-5) moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with 4 other teams including defeated JSF Nanterre. Pau-Lacq-Orthez will face JDA Dijon (#14) on the road in the next round.
Top scorers:
Pau-Lacq-Orthez: T.Gipson 24+6reb+12ast, A.Mendy 18+6reb+1ast, C.Elonu 13+14reb, M.Maravic 12+2reb+2ast, F.Lesca 11+3reb, T.Ramassamy 5
Nanterre: S.Brun 22+5reb+1ast, M.Judith 15+2reb+4ast, M.Riley 14+2reb+2ast, D.Garrett 9+5reb+2ast, J.Passave-Ducteil 8+4reb, R.Covile 7+2reb
gschID: 133541


Poitiers - Strasbourg 78-79

Very expected game when 11th ranked Poitiers (2-5) was edged at home by sixth ranked Strasbourg IG (4-3) 79-78 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 6 points after three quarters before their 26-19 charge, which allowed them to win the game. It was a great evening for American point guard Kevin Anderson (182-88, college: Richmond) who led his team to a victory scoring 14 points and 6 assists. His fellow American import forward Justin Harper (208-89, college: Richmond) helped adding 17 points and 6 rebounds. Five Strasbourg IG players scored in double figures. At the losing side international swingman Evan Fournier (199-92) responded with 23 points and American point guard James J.J. Miller (180-79, college: N.Carolina A&T, agency: Higher Vision Sports) scored 15 points and 4 assists. Strasbourg IG maintains sixth place with 4-3 record, which they share with Cholet and Roanne. Poitiers lost their fourth game in a row. They keep the eleventh position with five games lost. Strasbourg IG will face ASVEL (#9) in Villeurbanne in the next round. Poitiers will play on the road against Le Mans.
Top scorers:
Strasbourg: J.Harper 17+6reb, K.Anderson 14+4reb+6ast, R.Greer 14+3reb+5ast, C.Oliver 12+6reb+1ast, L.Allen 10+7reb+2ast, A.M'Baye 8+1reb+3ast
Poitiers: E.Fournier 23+1reb, J.J.J. Miller 15+1reb+4ast, P.Badiane 13+7reb, K.Younger 8+5reb+1ast, P.Guillard 7+7reb+1ast, R.Wright 5+1reb
gschID: 133542


Roanne - Dijon 80-58

Very predictable result when eighth ranked Chorale de Roanne (4-3) smashed at home 14th ranked JDA Dijon (2-5) 80-58 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Chorale de Roanne. JDA Dijon was better in fourth quarter 21-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding JDA Dijon to just 7 points in third quarter. They outrebounded JDA Dijon 37-23 including 26 on the defensive glass. Americans were the main players on the court. It was a great evening for point guard Andre Barrett (175-82, college: Seton Hall, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) who led his team to a victory scoring 20 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Forward Dylan Page (204-82, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) helped adding 15 points and 8 rebounds. Four Chorale de Roanne players scored in double figures. At the losing side forward Zach Moss (201-81, college: Mountain St.) responded with 13 points and 6 rebounds and power forward Andre Harris (201-85, college: Fairleigh Dickinson) scored 14 points. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Chorale de Roanne moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Cholet and Strasbourg. Newly promoted JDA Dijon dropped to the eleventh position with five games lost. Chorale de Roanne will face Entente Orleans 45 (#10) on the road in the next round. JDA Dijon will play against Pau-Lacq-Orthez and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Roanne: A.Barrett 20+5reb+5ast, D.Page 15+8reb+2ast, J.Holland 11+3reb+1ast, U.Nsonwu-Amadi 10+2reb+1ast, P.Braud 9+1reb+2ast, M.Mokongo 7
Dijon: A.Harris 14+2reb+1ast, S.Marshall 13+2reb, Z.Moss 13+6reb, J.Leloup 7, L.Aboudou 5+2reb, A.Christophe 2+3ast
gschID: 133543


Cholet - Le Havre 90-77

Not a big story in a game when 12th ranked STB Le Havre (2-5) was defeated on the road by seventh ranked Cholet (4-3) 90-77 on Saturday. It was a very close game until the last quarter, when Cholet's pressure prevailed and they won that period 25-18 extending their advantage to 13 points. They dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to STB Le Havre's 34 and made 22-of-26 free shots (84.6 percent) during the game. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Cholet made 7 blocks. STB Le Havre was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a great evening for international guard Fabien Causeur (193-87) who led his team to a victory scoring 17 points and 4 assists. American guard DeMarcus Nelson (191-85, college: Duke) helped adding 15 points and 5 assists. Four Cholet players scored in double figures. At the losing side American forward Brian Boddicker (204-81, college: Texas) responded with 30 points and 5 rebounds and the other American import guard Nic Wise (178-87, college: Arizona) scored 20 points and 7 assists. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Cholet moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Roanne and Strasbourg. Loser STB Le Havre dropped to the eleventh position with five games lost. Cholet will face league's second-placed Sluc Nancy on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. STB Le Havre will play against Hyeres-Toulon (#16).
Top scorers:
Cholet: F.Causeur 17+4reb+4ast, D.Nelson 15+2reb+5ast, D.Nichols 14+5reb+1ast, R.Falker 12+4reb+2ast, R.Hite 9+3reb+1ast, L.Vebobe 6+7reb+1ast
Le Havre: B.Boddicker 30+5reb, N.Wise 20+3reb+7ast, J.Cox 10+4reb+3ast, G.Jenkins 6+1reb, I.Mahinmi 5+2reb, C.Leonard 4+2reb
gschID: 133539


Gravelines - Hyeres-Toulon 106-57

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Gravelines-Dunkerque as it allowed them to take a leadership position after previous leader's (Sluc Nancy) loss. Gravelines-Dunkerque smashed 15th ranked Hyeres-Toulon at home 106-57. The game without a history. Gravelines-Dunkerque led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 76 of its points in the paint compared to Hyeres-Toulon's 44. Gravelines-Dunkerque forced 20 Hyeres-Toulon turnovers and outrebounded them 55-39 including 19 on the offensive glass. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 28 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Hyeres-Toulon's players. It was an exceptional evening for international point guard Andrew Albicy (178-90) who led the winners and scored 9 points, 7 rebounds, 9 assists and 4 steals. The former international forward Dounia Issa (198-81) accounted for 14 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 blocks for the winning side. Four Gravelines-Dunkerque players scored in double figures. Gravelines-Dunkerque's coach Christian Monschau felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American power forward Rolan Roberts (201-78, college: S.Illinois) came up with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 12 rebounds and center Louis Labeyrie (209-92) added 8 points and 14 rebounds respectively for Hyeres-Toulon in the defeat. Gravelines-Dunkerque (6-1) have an impressive series of six victories in a row. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Nancy. Hyeres-Toulon at the other side dropped to the bottom place with six games lost. Hyeres-Toulon will play next round against STB Le Havre trying to get back on the winning streak. Gravelines-Dunkerque will try to continue on its current victory against fifteenth ranked JSF Nanterre on the road.
Top scorers:
Gravelines: D.Issa 14+6reb+4ast, J.Johnson 14+2reb+2ast, P.Sy 13+5reb+2ast, R.Jomby 13+3reb+2ast, X.Silas 13+6reb+1ast, J.Edwards 10+8reb+4ast
Hyeres-Toulon: R.Roberts 17+12reb, S.Cisse 14+2reb+1ast, M.Faye 14+4reb, L.Labeyrie 8+14reb+1ast, A.Julien 2+6reb+2ast, K.Reid 2+1reb+5ast
gschID: 133540




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  FYR MACEDONIA   


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


Stats Leaders - Superleague
Points Per Game
 Phillip BROOKS
  ABA S.
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 21
 1. Brooks, ABA S.21.0 
 2. Life, Lirija20.3 
 3. Nikolovski, Feni I.19.8 
 4. Boswell, ABA S.19.3 
 5. Tasovski, Rabotnic.19.2 
 6. Dahlman, MZT S.18.7 
 7. Karadzovski, Torus17.7 
 8. Radulovic, Vardar17.7 
 9. Georgievski, Vardar17.4 
 10. Frye, Feni Indist.17.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Noah DAHLMAN
  MZT S.
  (200-F-89)
  Avg: 9.8
 1. Dahlman, MZT S.9.8 
 2. Mitchell, Lirija8.4 
 3. Trajkovski, Torus8.0 
 4. Cekovski, MZT S.6.7 
 5. Reynolds, Torus S.6.6 
 6. Nikolovski, Feni I.6.5 
 7. Hadzivasilev, ABA6.5 
 8. Frye, Feni Indistr.6.3 
 9. Simic, Lirija6.2 
 10. Mikic, Kumanovo6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Jarrid FRYE
  Feni Indistrija
  (194-G/F-85)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Frye, Feni Indistr.4.8 
 2. Petrovski, Rabotni.4.0 
 3. Morban, Lirija3.7 
 4. Tasevski, Vardar3.6 
 5. Ocokoljic, Feni I.3.6 
 6. Radulovic, Vardar3.3 
 7. Tomasevic, Kozuv3.2 
 8. Samardziev, Feni I.3.2 
 9. Mijajlovic, MZT S.3.1 
 10. Karadzovski, Toru.3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Dime TASOVSKI
  Rabotnicki
  (200-F-80)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Tasovski, Rabotnic.2.8 
 2. Frye, Feni Indistr.2.5 
 3. Simonovski, Feni I.2.1 
 4. Filipovic, Lirija2.0 
 5. Stajic, Lirija1.4 
 6. Brooks, ABA S.1.3 
 7. Radulovic, Vardar1.3 
 8. Morban, Lirija1.3 
 9. Ocokoljic, Feni I.1.2 
 10. Bogoev, Rabotnic.1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Sinisa AVRAMOVSKI
  Lirija
  (209-C-85)
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Avramovski, Lirija1.1 
 2. Mitchell, Lirija1.0 
 3. Jelesijevic, Kuman.1.0 
 4. Cole, Rabotnicki0.8 
 5. Knezevic, Feni I.0.7 
 6. Chappell, ABA S.0.6 
 7. Trajkovski, Torus0.6 
 8. Pajic, Vardar0.6 
 9. Kralevski, Vardar0.4 
 10. Kostevski, Vardar0.4 


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  GEORGIA   


Geogian Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Keyon CARTER
  Dinamo T.
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 30
 1. Carter, Dinamo T.30.0 
 2. Parghalava, Sokhu.25.8 
 3. Patsatsia, Sokhumi25.4 
 4. Kreps, MIA Tbilisi23.2 
 5. Chikviladze, Samed.20.7 
 6. Gay, Sokhumi18.5 
 7. Niniashvili, TSU T.18.5 
 8. Beruashvili, STU T.18.0 
 9. Sljuka, Olympus17.2 
 10. Panchulidze, TSU17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Keyon CARTER
  Dinamo T.
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 16.5
 1. Carter, Dinamo T.16.5 
 2. Shermadini, TSU T.11.8 
 3. Milutinovic, Olymp.11.2 
 4. Patsatsia, Sokhumi11.2 
 5. Machaladze, STU T.11.2 
 6. Gay, Sokhumi10.5 
 7. Antadze, STU T.9.2 
 8. Bekauri, Samedicino8.8 
 9. Keshelava, Batumi8.6 
 10. Niniashvili, TSU8.5 
Assists Per Game
 Giorgi GAMQRELIDZE
  Olympus
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 8
 1. Gamqrelidze, Olymp.8.0 
 2. Gaines, Armia6.2 
 3. Artsividze, Rustavi6.0 
 4. Parghalava, Sokhu.5.8 
 5. Mikeladze, Batumi5.4 
 6. Chitashvili, TSU T.5.3 
 7. Tsekvava, Kutaisi4.8 
 8. Gay, Sokhumi4.5 
 9. Chikviladze, Samed.4.3 
 10. Abaishvili, Samed.4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Nika RAMISHVILI
  Batumi
  (181-G-94)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Ramishvili, Batumi3.4 
 2. Kokhreidze, TSU T.3.3 
 3. Chachanidze, Rust.3.0 
 4. Chitashvili, TSU T.3.0 
 5. Beruashvili, STU T.2.8 
 6. Gay, Sokhumi2.5 
 7. Gaines, Armia2.4 
 8. Sanadze, Dinamo T.2.2 
 9. Thomas, Armia2.0 
 10. Antadze, STU T.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Ilija MILUTINOVIC
  Olympus
  (213-C-88)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Milutinovic, Olymp.2.2 
 2. Carter, Dinamo T.2.0 
 3. Bekauri, Samedicino2.0 
 4. Beruashvili, STU T.1.8 
 5. Atuashvili, Sokhumi1.8 
 6. Machaladze, STU T.1.8 
 7. Toudjani, MIA T.1.7 
 8. Kjellbom, Armia1.6 
 9. Shermadini, TSU T.1.5 
 10. Tsirekidze, Kutai.1.5 


Superleague Round 6: TSU is defeated by Sokhumi in a derby game - by Eurobasket News
There was no lack of excitement in the last round games. The round ended with derby games and favorites losing the games.

The most interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Tbilisi: Sokhumi (#2) and TSU (#8). TSU was smashed at home by 21 points 81-102 and even the fact of playing on their own court did not help. The game was mostly controlled by Sokhumi. TSU managed to win fourth quarter 42-29. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded TSU 43-31 including 32 on the defensive glass. Sokhumi looked well-organized offensively handing out 29 assists. International guard Levan Patsatsia (198-88, college: Troy) had a double-double by scoring 29 points, 17 rebounds and 6 assists to lead the charge for the winners and international guard Lasha Parghalava (191-87, college: Montana St. - Billin, agency: Alti Sport) chipped in 33 points (!!!), 6 rebounds and 6 assists during the contest. The best for the losing side was center Tornike Niniashvili (205-82) with 21 points and 8 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Sokhumi maintains second position with 5-1 record having just -1 point less than leader Armia. TSU lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the ninth place with four games lost. Sokhumi are looking forward to face Kutaisi (#4) at home in the next round. TSU's supporters also look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tbilisi to the arena Samedicino-Academia.
Another interesting game was again a derby between two teams from Tbilisi: Olympus (#4) and STU (#5). Olympus (4-1) smashed visiting STU (3-2) by 16 points 101-85. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of STU. Croatian guard Nikica Sljuka (187-87) notched 25 points and 7 rebounds to lead the effort and Mikheil Berishvili supported him with 18 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. Even 30 points and 6 rebounds by forward Vasili Beruashvili (198-90) did not help to save the game for STU. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Olympus moved-up to third place. STU at the other side, also newcomer in the league, keeps the fifth position with two games lost. Olympus will play against bottom-ranked Energy Invest (#11) in Rustavi in the next round and are hoping to win another game. STU's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tbilisi Armia.
Another interesting game was again a derby match of two local teams from Tbilisi: Armia (#1) and Samedicino-Academia (#6). Armia (5-0) won against visiting Samedicino-Academia (3-3) 99-85. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Samedicino-Academia. The best player for the winners was Will Thomas who had a double-double by scoring 13 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was Mikheil Chochua who recorded 18 points. Undefeated Armia have an impressive five-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 5-0 record. Loser Samedicino-Academia keeps the sixth place with three games lost. They share the position with MIA Tbilisi. Armia's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tbilisi to the arena STU.
Very important is a home loss of second ranked Kutaisi (4-2) against seventh ranked MIA (3-3) on Friday night. Host Kutaisi was crushed by MIA in Kutaisi 96-76. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Kutaisi. It was a good game for Larry Blair who led his team to a victory with 26 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. MIA moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Samedicino. Kutaisi at the other side dropped to the fourth position with two games lost. MIA's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tbilisi to the arena .
Bottom-ranked Energy Invest (0-5) is still winless. This time they lost on the road their fifth consecutive match to ninth ranked Dinamo Tbilisi (2-4) 101-84 on Saturday evening. Keyon Carter had a double-double by scoring 18 points, 18 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the charge for the winners. Energy Invest's coach rotated eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Dinamo Tbilisi moved-up to eighth place. Loser Energy Invest still closes the standings with five games lost. Dinamo Tbilisi will face Batumi (#10) on the road in the next round. Energy Invest will play against Olympus in Tbilisi and hopes to get finally their first victory.



Dinamo Tbilisi - Rustavi 101-84

Bottom-ranked Energy Invest (0-5) is still winless. This time they lost on the road their fifth consecutive match to ninth ranked Dinamo Tbilisi (2-4) 101-84 on Saturday evening. It was a very close game until the last quarter, when Dinamo Tbilisi's pressure prevailed and they won that period 32-18 extending their advantage to 17 points. They made 25-of-32 free shots (78.1 percent) during the game. Dinamo Tbilisi outrebounded Energy Invest 45-32 including a 26-14 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. American forward Keyon Carter (203-88, college: ODU, agency: Hart Sports Mngm) had a double-double by scoring 18 points, 18 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the charge for the winners and swingman Duda Sanadze (196-92) chipped in 17 points and 6 rebounds (went 9 for 9 at the free throw line !!!) during the contest. The best for the losing side was guard Luka Khmelidze (195-92) with 21 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and forward Gela Kopaliani (193-90) scored 15 points and 6 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Energy Invest's coach rotated eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Dinamo Tbilisi moved-up to eighth place. Loser Energy Invest still closes the standings with five games lost. Dinamo Tbilisi will face Batumi (#10) on the road in the next round. Energy Invest will play against Olympus in Tbilisi and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Dinamo Tbilisi: G.Markhvashvili 21+2reb+2ast, K.Carter 18+18reb+5ast, G.Bakradze 17+3ast, D.Sanadze 17+6reb+2ast, I.Lezhava 9+1reb+5ast, I.Keidia 7+9reb+3ast
Rustavi: L.Khmelidze 21+8reb+4ast, G.Kopaliani 15+6reb+2ast, R.Chachanidze 15+2reb, Z.Machavariani 13+3reb, D.Artsividze 7+2reb+10ast, J.Arabic 3+3reb+2ast
gschID: 153211


TSU Tbilisi - Sokhumi 81-102

The most interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Tbilisi: Sokhumi (#2) and TSU (#8). TSU was smashed at home by 21 points 81-102 and even the fact of playing on their own court did not help. The game was mostly controlled by Sokhumi. TSU managed to win fourth quarter 42-29. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded TSU 43-31 including 32 on the defensive glass. Sokhumi looked well-organized offensively handing out 29 assists. International guard Levan Patsatsia (198-88, college: Troy) had a double-double by scoring 29 points, 17 rebounds and 6 assists to lead the charge for the winners and international guard Lasha Parghalava (191-87, college: Montana St. - Billin, agency: Alti Sport) chipped in 33 points (!!!), 6 rebounds and 6 assists during the contest. The best for the losing side was center Tornike Niniashvili (205-82) with 21 points and 8 rebounds and guard Mikheil Chitashvili (193-84) scored 8 points, 6 rebounds and 7 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. Sokhumi maintains second position with 5-1 record having just -1 point less than leader Armia. TSU lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the ninth place with four games lost. Sokhumi are looking forward to face Kutaisi (#4) at home in the next round. TSU's supporters also look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tbilisi to the arena Samedicino-Academia.
Top scorers:
Sokhumi: L.Parghalava 33+6reb+6ast, L.Patsatsia 29+17reb+6ast, V.Kadaria 10+6reb+2ast, I.Chlaidze 7+2ast, I.Sordia 6+4reb, %PlayerNameByLink% 6+2reb
TSU Tbilisi: T.Niniashvili 21+8reb+3ast, D.Berishvili 9+6ast, V.Chkareuli 9+1ast, Z.Maisuradze 9+2reb+1ast, M.Chitashvili 8+6reb+7ast, S.Shermadini 7+3reb
gschID: 153212


Kutaisi - MIA Tbilisi 76-96

Very important is a home loss of second ranked Kutaisi (4-2) against seventh ranked MIA (3-3) on Friday night. Host Kutaisi was crushed by MIA in Kutaisi 96-76. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Kutaisi. Kutaisi was tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. MIA dominated on the defensive end, holding Kutaisi to just 6 points in third quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to Kutaisi's 36. They outrebounded Kutaisi 48-34 including 23 on the offensive glass. It was a good game for American guard Larry Blair (183-84, college: Liberty, agency: Pro One Sports) who led his team to a victory with 26 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists. The other American import forward Tracy Smith (203, college: N.Carolina St., agency: Strategic Sports) contributed with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Forward Giorgi Barbakadze (203-91) replied with 20 points and 7 rebounds and guard Levan Tsekvava (190-89) added 15 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists in the effort for Kutaisi. Four MIA and five Kutaisi players scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. MIA moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Samedicino. Kutaisi at the other side dropped to the fourth position with two games lost. MIA's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tbilisi to the arena .
Top scorers:
MIA Tbilisi: L.Blair 26+5reb+8ast, T.Smith 23+10reb, R.Kreps 15+5reb+2ast, G.McCammon 14+5reb+2ast, I.Londaridze 7+8reb, T.Toudjani 5+5reb
Kutaisi: G.Barbakadze 20+7reb+1ast, L.Tsekvava 15+6reb+6ast, R.Matiashvili 10+9reb+3ast, R.Didia 10+4reb, T.Babunashvili 10+2reb+4ast, Z.Pashayev 4+1reb+2ast
gschID: 153208


Olympus - STU Tbilisi 101-85

Another interesting game was again a derby between two teams from Tbilisi: Olympus (#4) and STU (#5). Olympus (4-1) smashed visiting STU (3-2) by 16 points 101-85. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of STU. The game was mostly controlled by Olympus. STU was better in third quarter 29-25. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded STU 50-37 including a 39-28 advantage in defensive rebounds. Olympus players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. STU was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. Croatian guard Nikica Sljuka (187-87) notched 25 points and 7 rebounds to lead the effort and the former international forward Mikheil Berishvili (205-87) supported him with 18 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. Five Olympus players scored in double figures. Even 30 points and 6 rebounds by forward Vasili Beruashvili (198-90) did not help to save the game for STU. Forward Tato Chachibaia (201-90) added 17 points and 6 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Olympus moved-up to third place. STU at the other side, also newcomer in the league, keeps the fifth position with two games lost. Olympus will play against bottom-ranked Energy Invest (#11) in Rustavi in the next round and are hoping to win another game. STU's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tbilisi Armia.
Top scorers:
Olympus: N.Sljuka 25+7reb+2ast, G.Gulisabedashvili 18+6reb+2ast, M.Berishvili 18+10reb+5ast, I.Hoger 11+10reb+5ast, I.Milutinovic 11+6reb+3ast, K.Mumladze 8+2reb
STU Tbilisi: V.Beruashvili 30+6reb+3ast, T.Chachibaia 17+6reb+1ast, G.Khaniashvili 11+1reb+2ast, I.Kobidze 8+3reb, Z.Antadze 7+7reb+1ast, A.Dzidziguri 6+2reb+4ast
gschID: 153209


Armia - Samedicino 99-85

Another interesting game was again a derby match of two local teams from Tbilisi: Armia (#1) and Samedicino-Academia (#6). Armia (5-0) won against visiting Samedicino-Academia (3-3) 99-85. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Samedicino-Academia. The hosts trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 52-37 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. The best player for the winners was naturalized American forward Will Thomas (203-86) who had a double-double by scoring 13 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists. American swingman Jeremy Richardson (200-84, college: Delta St.) chipped in 20 points. Five Armia players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was guard Mikheil Chochua (193-87) who recorded 18 points and center Beka Bekauri (207-91) added 8 points and 10 rebounds respectively. Armia have an impressive five-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 5-0 record. Loser Samedicino-Academia keeps the sixth place with three games lost. They share the position with MIA Tbilisi. Armia's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tbilisi to the arena STU.
Top scorers:
Armia: J.Richardson 20+3reb+2ast, G.Diaz 19+3reb+3ast, S.Gaines 16+3reb+5ast, W.Thomas 13+12reb+4ast, J.Kjellbom 11+5reb, Z.Babiashvili 8+5reb
Samedicino: M.Chochua 18+2reb+2ast, G.Pirvelashvili 12+7reb, B.Chikviladze 12+2reb+1ast, F.Samojlovic 11+4reb+2ast, G.Shvangiradze 9+1reb, K.Tomaradze 9+5reb+4ast
gschID: 153210




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


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  GERMANY   


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

What movie is on your list to watch?

In Time looks like a good one.

Thanks Josh for the chat.



Marcus Slaughter (Brose Baskets Bamberg)The Win Against Panathinaikos Athens Was The Biggest In My Professional Basketball Career - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Marcus Slaughter (204-C/F-85, college: San Diego St.) is a 26 year old 203cm forward from Riverside California. He played at San Diego State from 2003-2006. In his senior year, he played 30 games averaging 16.5ppg, 11.0rpg, 1.9apg, 1.2spg, 1.0bpg, FGP: 49%, FT: 76.2%. He started his professional basketball career in Turkey for Pinar Karsiyaka SK Izmir playing 29 games averaging 13.3ppg, Reb-3 (10.2rpg), 1.3apg, 2.3spg, 2FGP: 51.6%, 3PT: 12.5%, FT: 67.2%. In 2007-2008, he was with the Miami Heat in preseason and then played in Israel and France for Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem, Israeli League: 8.0ppg, 6.4rpg, ULEB Cup: 5 games: 5.6ppg, 4.8rpg, 1.8apg, waived in Dec.'07, in Jan.'08 signed at BCM Gravelines Dunkerque Grand Littoral 15 games: 9.5ppg, 7.2rpg, 1.4apg, 1.3spg, 2FGP-3 (63.2%), FT: 58.9%. in 2008-2009, he started with the Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (8 games: 18.8ppg, 10.0rpg, 1.3apg, 2.6spg, 1.3bpg, FGP: 59.8%, 3PT: 60.0%) before moving to France to Le Havre playing 21 games: 16.0ppg, Reb-1 (9.5rpg), 1.6apg, 1.6spg, FGP: 58.8%, 3PT: 40.0%, FT: 65.4%; Eurocup: 6 games: 12.2ppg, 8.7rpg, 1.0apg, 1.5spg, 1.8bpg. In 2009-2010, he played for Sluc Nancy Basket Pro (France-ProA): EuroCup: 6 games: 8.5ppg, 9.0rpg, 2.8spg, 2.0bpg, FGP: 50.0%, FT: 76.7%; French League: 29 games: 12.5ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.4apg, 1.5spg, Blocks-5 (1.4bpg), FGP: 64.5%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 69.1%. Last season, he played for Blancos de Rueda Valladolid (Spain-ACB, starting five): 34 games: 9.9ppg, 6.0rpg, 1.4spg, 1.0bpg, FGP: 65.0%, FT: 67.5%. He is back in the Beko BBL with the Brose Baskets Bamberg. He spoke to eurobasket after the 79-76 win against 2011 Euroleague champion Panatinaikos Athens.

Congrats On the 79-76 win against 2011 Euroleague champion Panathinaikos Athens. Was this the biggest win for you in your professional basketball career?

Yes it was and I think it was the biggest win in my professional basketball career and for Bamberg in their history as well.

In the first half Panathinaikos Athens was getting much damage done inside. Why couldnt Bamberg stop them more?

They have a great point guard with Diamantidas who was able to find players all throughout the game. It was tough all throughout the game. They were working the screen and roll very good, getting second chances and offensive rebounds which hurt us throughout the first half.

What did the Brose Baskets Bamberg want to do better in the second half?

We want to rebound better, eliminate second chance points and get out more too their shooters who were getting too many open shots in the first half.

The Brose Baskets Bamberg started off the third quarter hot with a 6-0 run. What adjustments did Bamberg make for the quick start?

We did a better job getting out on their shooters contesting shots and picked up on their ball screens. On offense we moved the ball better, found our rhythm and hit big shots. You have to hit many big shots during the course of a game against a great team like Panathinaikos Athens.

Anton Gavel found you for another thunderous ally-op dunk. In the NFL, a quarterback might treat his offensive line at the end of the season with a dinner. Will you treat Gavel for a dinner at the end of the season?

That alley-op was a normal play call. I think that if Gavel hadnt thrown it up for me that coach Fleming would have been mad. I will think about a dinner for Gavel at the en d of the season.lol

In the fourth quarter, Bamberg got a comfortable 7 point lead. Was the opponent more tired or nervous?

I dont think that they were more tired or nervous, but we continued to play a nice pace. We cut down on big mistakes and continued to apply good pressure on them and they missed more shots and that is a part of basketball.

At the end of the game, Panathinaikos Athens scored inside instead of kicking the ball out for the three pointer which might have been the wiser decision. How difficult is it in general for a player to make that right play under pressure and little time on the clock?

I dont think that he would have had enough time to turn around and kick the ball back out. He made the right play, he was wide open under the basket for the put back. They still had enough time on the clock to foul.

What was it like playing against your friend Mike Batiste?

It was surreal and crazy. He was teammates with my brother in college and I know him since I am 10 years old. It was very emotional playing against him and we talked a bit about family.

What is your take on the Kevin Durant rumor that he will play in Germany for BBC Bayreuth?

I dont think that he will play for BBC Bayreuth. A rumor is a rumor, but I dont think that it is true. If he does come to Germany to play then I think it will be great for the fans.

Thanks Marcus for the chat.




John Bynum (TBB Trier) Our Biggest Problem Has been Not Scoring On A Consistent Basis - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
John Bynum (191-G-78, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement, college: Metro St.) is a 33 year old 191 cm guard from Visalia California that will commence his second season with TBB Trier. He is a good fighter, fast and good in offensive playing. He is great athlete who shoot the ball with consistency from 3 and finish with authority on the break. He is a tremendous defender on the ball. He played college basketball at College of the Sequoias Junior College:from 1996-1998 and then transferred to Metropolitan St. (NCAA2): and played there from 1998-2000. He started his professional basketball career in 2001 in the Uk for the Solent Stars (United Kingdom-NBLConf): 31 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assist. In 2002-2003, came his first tour of duty in Germany for BSG Grevenbroich (Germany-Regionalliga): 24.7ppg, 9.2rpg, 6.7apg, 3.5spg. In 2003-2004, he played for the Ulriken Eagles (Norway-BNLO): Regular Season: 14 games: 20,1ppg, 8,1rpg, 2,5apg, 2,9spg, 0,4bpg.In 2004-2005, he was back in Germany playing for BSG Grevenbroich (Germany-2. can Bundesliga): 30 games: Score-5 (26.0ppg), 7.7rpg, Ast-4 (5.4apg), 1.7spg, 2FGP: 55.5%, 3FGP: 33.3%, FT: 63.6%. In 2005-2006, he played for InterCollege Etha Engomis (Cyprus-A1): only pre-season, then joined COOCOON Baskets Weiden (Germany-2.Bundesliga, starting five): 8 games: 15.6ppg, 5.9rpg, 2.0apg, 1.6spg, 2FGP: 51%, left in Jan.'06 and later that month signed at Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (Germany-1.Bundesliga): 21 games: 7.8ppg, 2.6rpg, 1.8apg, 2FGP: 56.5%. In 2006-2007, he played for the Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (Germany-1.Bundesliga): 31 games: 5.7ppg, 2.0rpg, 2.2apg, 2FGP: 43.1%, 3FGP: 25.0%, FT: 55.9%. In 2007-2008, he played for USC Heidelberg (Germany-ProA, starting five): 14 games: 14.4ppg, 4.4rpg, Assists-5 (4.6apg), 2.3spg, 2FGP: 54%, 3FGP: 27.3%, FT: 58.5%, left in Jan.'08 due to shoulder injury, in Feb.'08 moved to Digibu Baskets Paderborn (Germany-1.Bundesliga, starting five): 13 games: 6.3ppg, 3.0rpg, 2.4apg, 2FGP: 51.8%, 3PT: 14.3%, FT: 70.0%. In 2009-2010, he played in the PRO A for Proveo Merlins Crailsheim (Germany-ProA, starting five): 27 games: 16.9ppg, 7.1rpg, Assists-3 (5.4apg), 1.1spg, FGP: 51.8%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 62.8%. Last season with TBB Trier, he played 35 games: 6.9ppg, 3.7rpg, 1.5apg, FGP: 47.9%, 3PT: 24.0%, FT: 64.3%. He sat down with Eurobasket before the game against the LTi Giessen 46ers November 19th.

TBB Trier is riding on a two game losing streak. What have been the main problems in the last two games for getting off the victory road?

I think our biggest problem has been notable to put points on the board. We haven't been able to score on a consistent basis, because our defense has been solid but if you can't score somewhat then your not going to win games

The next game is against the Giessen 46ers. They are 2-6, but defeated the Artland Dragons. How dangerous are the Giessen 46ers?

They are a dangerous team of course anybody u play in this league is capable of beating you if you don't come out and play hard. It is going to be a tough game because I know they feel this is a game that they can come in and get a win

Your ex teammate Barry Stewart is playing for Giessen. What is your fondest memory of him from last season?

Barry is a great player and he was a great teammate as well as a friend. As far as a memory a lot of things stand out but a game winner he hit against Hagen or just his abilities on the court. He is a great player that didn't get the credit he deserved while playing here last season.


Giessen have a solid team that can compete with any team on any day. What will be key with getting the win?

I think we have to play our game and try to find ways not to get down if they get on a run. Basketball is long game and we have to find a way to play a full forty and play smart and together.

If you had to guard Kevin Durant how would you stop him best?

I'm not worrying about Kevin Durant because he's not coming to Bayreuth so kill that rumor Miles. But if I did have to guard him let's just say I would probably be yelling for help a lot but it would be a collective team effort but I wouldn't back down by any means.

Finish this sentence. The likelyhood that Kevin Durant will play in Germany is like

The likelihood that Kevin will play in Germany is like the raptors winning a NBA championship this year.... Oh wait there's a lockout.

What was the last DVD movie that you saw?

The last movie I saw was Remember The Titans with Denzel Washington

Thanks John for the chat.



Gilbert Brown Leaves The s.Oilver Baskets Wurzburg - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
The Beko BBL rookie season for Gilbert Brown (198-F-87, agency: VVG Sports, college: Pittsburgh) has ended in Wurzburg. The s.Oliver Baskets Wurzburg announced today that the club and player have agreed to dissolve the contract. Brown is a 24 year old 198cm forward that played at Pittsburgh (NCAA) from 2006-2011 and came to the s.Oliver Baskets Wurzburg with high expectations, but wasnt able to fullfil them. For many, he seemed to be a player that could become a massive mover and shaker on the court, but somehow never found into the rotation of John Patrick as he averaged only 12 minutes per game averaging 4,3ppg and 1,8rpg. 'Both sides agreed in terminating the contract. We thank Gilbert for his service and wish him the best for his future', stressed s. Oliver Baskets Wurzburg CEO Jochen Baehr. Brown has returned back to the States and a possible replacement for Brown might be found? 'We will check the market and see if we can find a suitable replacement', added Wurzburg sport director John Patrick

Source: s.Oliver Baskets Wurzburg




Dane Watts (ratiopharm Ulm) I Think That Is Our Challenge To Get Better As The Season Progresses On Limiting Those Drops On Defense - 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 before their away game at Bremerhaven November 20th.

A big 77-76 win last weekend in your old stomping ground Ludwigsburg. How fast are you able in general to come back down to normalacy after big wins like that?

Its good to enjoy it that day and maybe the next but after that its back to work focusing on the next game.

In the first 8 game, ratiopharm Ulm hasnt allowed the opponent to score more than 80 points. How has the defense improved over this span of time?

We have put together great stretches of defense but still have some lapses where it drops a bit. I think that is our challenge to get better as the season progresses with limiting those drops on defense.

How important has it been that even when John Bryant doesnt have his monster games, the team finds enough contribution from other areas?

John has been great so far for us, he is capable to have monster games on any night. Our team has shown that we are well rounded and there are multiple players who can step up and have big nights, we do not rely on any one person to carry us every night.

The next game is against the Eisbaeren Bremerhaven. What has been your impression of them so far this season on paper?

They seem to be a well rounded team, lots of athleticism and aggressiveness at multiple positions. Already have some quality wins.

How challenging is it playing against physical Jason Cain? You know him from the last years.

Seems like he has improved a little bit each year that I have been in the league, he is a very long and mobile forward.

Bremerhaven have improved their defense and at times seem to need the leadership of Torrell Martin in difficult situations. What will be key to getting the win?

They have the capabilities to put great pressure on you, we need to limit our turnovers and try to match their intensity in transition.

Finish this sentence. The likelyhood that Kevin Durant will play in Germany is

unlikely in my opinion but would be great for the league.

If you could ask Kevin Durant one question before a game what would you ask him?

I would just say thanks for bringing home the gold for the US in the World Championships.

Thanks Dane for the chat.




Stats Leaders - 2.Bundesliga
Points Per Game
 Robert MCKIVER
  Braves
  (191-G-84)
  Avg: 21.2
 1. McKiver, Braves21.2 
 2. Stommes, Webmoebel20.8 
 3. Reese, Duesseldorf20.0 
 4. Roessler, Karlsruhe19.1 
 5. Reid, MBC18.8 
 6. Watts, Heidelberg18.3 
 7. Samarco, Karlsruhe17.8 
 8. Capel, Cuxhaven17.6 
 9. Stutz, Leitershof.17.0 
 10. Mason, Webmoebel17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Justin HOWARD
  Karlsruhe
  (208-C-81)
  Avg: 9.7
 1. Howard, Karlsruhe9.7 
 2. Uskoski, Kirchheim8.8 
 3. Harris, Cuxhaven8.8 
 4. Black, Jena8.1 
 5. Webb, Crailsheim7.9 
 6. Lawson, Chemnitz7.5 
 7. De Michael, NBC7.1 
 8. Abercrombie, NBC6.8 
 9. Watts, Heidelberg6.7 
 10. Reid, MBC6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Lee JEKA
  Braves
  (187-G-83)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Jeka, Braves5.8 
 2. Smith, Kirchheim5.3 
 3. Diggs, Webmoebel5.2 
 4. Rice, Cuxhaven4.9 
 5. Burgess, Heidelberg4.6 
 6. Holcomb Faye, MBC4.6 
 7. Johnson, Chemnitz4.5 
 8. Williamson, Ehingen4.4 
 9. Chavis, NBC4.4 
 10. Hill, Crailsheim4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Cedric BROOKS
  Kirchheim
  (185-G-80)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Brooks, Kirchheim2.5 
 2. Rice, Cuxhaven2.0 
 3. Bowlin, Leitershof.2.0 
 4. Williamson, Ehingen1.9 
 5. Johnson, Chemnitz1.8 
 6. Stommes, Webmoebel1.7 
 7. Ishizaki, Chemnitz1.6 
 8. Harris, NBC1.5 
 9. Capel, Cuxhaven1.5 
 10. Alexander, ETB W.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Dmitriy CHEREMNYKH
  Braves
  (213-C-78)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Cheremnykh, Braves1.9 
 2. Zipser, Heidelberg1.3 
 3. Harris, Cuxhaven1.1 
 4. De Michael, NBC1.1 
 5. Oakes, MBC1.0 
 6. Flomo, Duesseldorf0.8 
 7. Thomas, Kirchheim0.8 
 8. Schoo, Heidelberg0.8 
 9. Howard, Karlsruhe0.8 
 10. Heyden, MBC0.7 


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


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


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  GREECE   


A1: Week 5 - Part 1 - by Chris Mammides
The fifth week under the shadow of the tomorrow's derby between the top two teams of the league, Panathinaikos Vs Olympiakos ended with the home teams winning their games with an exception of Maroussi which lost the game against PAOK Thessaloniki in the most thrilling game of this round.

Maroussi - PAOK 69-71
An amazing game took place in Agios Thomas where the home team of Coach Nikos Linardos lost the game in the details and as in the final free throw of Gagaloudis, the Greek guard tried to miss the shot in order for his team-mates to go for the offensive rebound but unfortunately he couldnt miss so with the score being 69-70 and with 4 seconds remaining Wright simply score the one for two free throws as J.R. Giddens (196-G-85, college: N.Mexico) (The MVP of his team) dashed down the offensive rebound and finished the game for his team. Maroussi remains winless (0-4) while PAOK increased his positive record to a 2-3.
In regard to the analysis of the game now, the two teams started the game with enthusiasm and the few fans saw a good and solid first quarter with the visiting site of Coach Markopoulos getting a small lead of 18-19 with Dikoudis and J.R. Giddens being the players of PAOK. In the second period Maroussi reacted and with Gagaloudis, and Frank Elegar (206-C-86, college: Drexel) (in his top performing game since he arrived in Greece) gave a small lead to their team and they went to the half time with a 36-35 lead.
The 3rd period PAOK was better and with J.R. Giddens in an excellent shape got over scored the home team by three and as Maroussis key players like Haritopoulos got tired the home team scored only 11 points, the score became 47-50. The 4th period was really very good as Maroussi balanced the game to 50-50 with Kommatos three pointer, while PAOK did a 7-0 to take the lead with 50-57 with Goree, before Kommatos and Frank Elegar scored five unanswered points to bring the game to the basket. J.R. Giddens and Kalabokis were there and gave a new 7 points lead to PAOK (57-64) and then and on a personal fight started with Gagaloudis and Wright, who found the American at the end winning the game.
Maroussi: Frank Elegar 22 points and 9 rebounds, Gagaloudis 18 points and 5 assists, Kommatos 10.
PAOK: J.R. Giddens 15, Wright 17, Goree 10

Peristeri - Kavala 78-67
No problem for Peristeri of Coach Pedoulakis who saw Giannopoulos in a third consecutive game being very good and developing a solid repertoire in the A1 courts. Richard Roby (198-G-85) was once more the top performer for his team in a wild beginning for the home team which over-scored the team of Coach Priftis with 22-11 in the first quarter and showed its mood from the early beginning. The 2nd quarter we saw a more control game but still the home team was able to keep its deficit and increase it a bit by the end of the first quarter with good peripheral game and solid percentages from the 6.75 (with Richard Roby being the exception).
The 3rd quarter Kavala increased the pressure to the home team and with Taylor, Sotiris Karapostolou (194-G-78, college: S.New Hampshire) and O Bryant tried to go for more but even though the offense got better the defense was awful so the deficit remain exactly the same as Peristeri was scoring exactly the same amount of points per quarter with the trio, Giannopoulos, Richard Roby and Scott scoring all over.
In the 4th quarter the home team just kept the deficit and the victory which was the target from the beginning, the 11 points ws a good deficit for Coach Pedoulakis team for the 2nd round in-between game in Kavala.
Peristeri: Richard Roby 20, Scott 18 points and 11 rebounds, Giannopoulos 16
Kavala: Taylor 13, O'Bryant and Karapostolou 10 per head.

Panionios - KAOD 92-63
There is not much to say on a 30 points game other than Bartzokass solid team which gets better game by game and is among the top favorite teams to reach the 3rd spot with the todays facts.
The 1st quarter was a continuous monologue for Coach Bartzokas players with Vladimir Jankovic (202-F-90) in another great game this season and the score stopping to the 25-12. Coach Kalafatakis couldnt resist in the quality of Panionios players which currently have both talent and experience.
The 2nd quarter was a copy-paste with the 1st one and ended 25-14 with Xanthopoulos assisting all his team-mates (he finished the game with 10 assists).
The 3rd quarter was a derby as the visiting site of KAOD with the veteran Charalambidis as a leading figure tried to React in the first 2 quarters and the only thing they succeed was not to increase the deficit more than what it was already.
And, finally the 4th period which was the most productive for both the teams (50 points from both in this period) a run and gun game took place as the winner was obvious and the fans got happier with this period results.
Panionios: Vladimir Jankovic 19, Stepheson 12 and 8 rebounds, Nadjifeji 13, Athanasoulas 11, Barlos 10
KAOD: Charalambidis 19, Benas and Flowers 10 per head.

Aris - Ikaros 83-68
The derby between two of the winless teams of the league found the team of Aris to succeeding its very first victory over Ikaros and left from the last position of the table, leaving Ikaros and Maroussi at the final spot.
The game was a derby in the 1st period and found the two teams being to the 20-18 with Aris finding score from Christos Tapoutos (208-F-82) and James while Ikaros leaving Banes to be the one and only player against all.
In the 2nd period Aris took a lead of 5 and radically increased it to 8 and 10 before the first half finds him in the leading position and with the score being 45-32 with the duet of Christos Tapoutos and James scoring unstoppably followed by Dimitrios Tsaldaris (196-G/F-80) who did a solid job in the organization part too.
The 3rd period Ikaros reacted and with Banes finding some assistance from Johnson succeeded to cut the deficit to as little as 3 before ending the quarter to 62- 56 and the game changing momentum for that particular time, the problem for Ikaros and Coach Likogiannis was that only the two players were giving score to the team and they got really tired.
So, the 4th quarter Aris realized that and with great offense but at the same time good defense succeeded to increase his difference and add it very first win in this years league
Aris: Christos Tapoutos and James 19 per head, Dimitrios Tsaldaris 9 points, 3 steals and 6 assists.
Ikaros: Banes 27 points and 13 rebounds, Johnson 13

AGOR - Ilysiakos 72-66
A great game took place in Retymnon where the home team of Coach Koufos increased its victories after beating Ilysiakos of Coach Flevarakis in a a heart breaking game at the end.
The 1st period was the best period for the home team as Nikolaos Papanikolaou (209-F-85) (in a careers high game) helped his team to build a deficit of 7 points by the end of the quarter 19-12 and put the stepping stone for the victory to follow.
The 2nd period was a balanced game with the reaction coming from Hernold Gardener (205-C-82, college: Lon Morris JC) mainly being not so big for his team as the deficit remain in the same levels for his team (34-28)
The 3rd period found the two teams to be on the same mode and the visiting site simply to be able to just cut a bit the deficit which was not enough as Koufos players found some scoring from Christmas and Wright who had great organizational duties too and with Nikolaos Papanikolaou being on the zone
Finally the victory came normal to the home team as other than Hernold Gardener (he ended the game with 29 points and 9 rebounds and Nana Harding nobody else really helped Coach Flevarakis team to succeed the road win
AGOR: Nikolaos Papanikolaou 23 points and 8 rebounds, Christmas 10
Ilysiakos: Hernold Gardener 29, Harding 11



Stats Leaders - A1
Points Per Game
 Dionte CHRISTMAS
  AGOR
  (196-G-86)
  Avg: 18.5
 1. Christmas, AGOR18.5 
 2. Charalampidi., KAO.18.4 
 3. Tapoutos, Aris17.8 
 4. Roby, Peristeri GS17.3 
 5. Kommatos, Marousi16.5 
 6. James, Aris15.2 
 7. Tsamis, Kolossos14.8 
 8. Taylor, Kavala13.8 
 9. Dikoudis, PAOK13.8 
 10. Logan, Panathin.13.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dimitris HARITOPOULOS
  Marousi
  (206-F/C-83)
  Avg: 9.7
 1. Haritopoulos, Maro.9.7 
 2. Stepheson, Panio.9.2 
 3. Baynes, Ikaros8.8 
 4. Kommatos, Marousi8.5 
 5. Flowers, KAOD7.6 
 6. Giddens, PAOK7.5 
 7. Papanikolaou, Olym.7.3 
 8. O''Bryant, Kavala7.3 
 9. Goree, PAOK6.8 
 10. Tapoutos, Aris6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Vasilis XANTHOPOULOS
  Panio.
  (187-G-84)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Xanthopoulos, Pani.6.4 
 2. Petroulas, Periste.6.0 
 3. Spanoulis, Olympia.6.0 
 4. Gagaloudis, Marousi5.7 
 5. Diamantidis, Panat.5.3 
 6. Thompson, Ilysi.5.2 
 7. Charalampidi., KAO.5.0 
 8. James, Aris4.6 
 9. Wright, AGOR4.5 
 10. Tsaldaris, Aris4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Dimitris DIAMANTIDIS
  Panath.
  (196-G-80)
  Avg: 2
 1. Diamantidis, Panat.2.0 
 2. Thompson, Ilysi.2.0 
 3. Demertzis, Marousi2.0 
 4. Christmas, AGOR1.8 
 5. Tsamis, Kolossos1.8 
 6. Roby, Peristeri GS1.7 
 7. Hatten, Kolossos1.7 
 8. James, Aris1.6 
 9. Georgalis, Kolossos1.5 
 10. Taylor, Kavala1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Patrick O''BRYANT
  Kavala
  (213-C-86)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. O''Bryant, Kavala2.8 
 2. Hines, Olympiakos1.8 
 3. Muldrow, Aris1.8 
 4. Flowers, KAOD1.4 
 5. Charissis, Kolossos1.3 
 6. Scott, Peristeri GS1.3 
 7. Vougioukas, Panat.1.3 
 8. Johnson, Ikaros1.2 
 9. Elegar, Marousi1.0 
 10. Zimic, Perister.1.0 


Stats Leaders - A2
Points Per Game
 Savvas ILIADIS
  Ermis L.
  (192-G-79)
  Avg: 23.2
 1. Iliadis, Ermis L.23.2 
 2. Argyropoylos, Apol.21.4 
 3. Vasilopoulos, AEK19.9 
 4. Totsios, Ikaroi S.19.6 
 5. Lewis, OFI18.9 
 6. Pettas, Doxa L.18.3 
 7. Gizogiannis, Arkad.17.3 
 8. Sinadinovic, AEK/A.16.8 
 9. Dimakos, Pagrati16.0 
 10. Koronidis, Perama15.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kostas MACHERAS
  Panery.
  (205-C-85)
  Avg: 9.1
 1. Macheras, Panery.9.1 
 2. Lolas, Amyntas8.6 
 3. Toutziarakis, OFI8.4 
 4. Kakiouzis, Lavrio8.3 
 5. Sklavos, AEK8.0 
 6. Krolo, Apollon Pat.7.0 
 7. Bracey, Pagrati6.6 
 8. Gizogiannis, Arkad.6.5 
 9. Paschalis, Perama6.5 
 10. Despos, AEK6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Miron PAPADAKIS
  Arkad.
  (183-G-88)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Papadakis, Arkad.7.3 
 2. Zoupas, Amyntas6.7 
 3. Kaberidis, Ikaroi5.7 
 4. Koronidis, Perama5.5 
 5. Makris, Pagrati5.3 
 6. Vasilopoulos, AEK4.6 
 7. Panagakis, OFI4.5 
 8. Nikou, Panelefs.4.3 
 9. Argyropoylos, Apol.4.3 
 10. Kekelis, Ermis L.4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Evaggelis MARGARITIS
  Ikaroi S.
  (202-F/C-82)
  Avg: 2
 1. Margaritis, Ikaroi2.0 
 2. Iliadis, Ermis L.1.8 
 3. Pettas, Doxa L.1.8 
 4. Argyropoylos, Apol.1.7 
 5. Vasilopoulos, AEK1.6 
 6. Tsiotras, Arkadikos1.6 
 7. Kallianotis, Paner.1.6 
 8. Anagnostopou., Erm.1.6 
 9. Dimakos, Pagrati1.5 
 10. Pekovic, Doxa L.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Bryan BRACEY
  Pagrati
  (201-F-78)
  Avg: 1
 1. Bracey, Pagrati1.0 
 2. Libaris-P., Doxa L.1.0 
 3. Petrodimopou., Nea1.0 
 4. Psileas, Lavrio0.9 
 5. Katoufas, Panery.0.9 
 6. Toutziarakis, OFI0.8 
 7. Paschalis, Perama0.6 
 8. Michalopoulo., Nea0.6 
 9. Koutroulias, Pagra.0.6 
 10. Krolo, Apollon Pa.0.6 


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


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


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  HOLLAND   


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


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  HUNGARY   


Kejuan Johnson moved to JKSE - by Tamas Deri
American guard Kejuan Johnson (193-G-85, agency: TSS Management, college: Long Beach St.) will replace injured Leroy Dawson for three weeks and try to help his new team JKSE - where he will play with his ex NCAA teammate Jibril Hodges - to win some more games in the regular season. The 193 cm tall combo guard graduated on the University of Long Beach State and had a good senior season averaging 15.7ppg, 4.1rpg, 3.5apg, 1.8spg and also winning the Big West Tournament. He started his european carreer in 2007 with Hapoel Galil Elyon in Israel but left the team and finished the season Tulsa 66ers in the D-league. He spent the season 2009-10 with CRE Eagles Itzehoe in the German Regionalliga and put up 29.2ppg, 6.5rpg, 4.9apg, 3.3spg, so he moved up to the Pro A in Germany and played for Paderborn Baskets in the last season averaging 21.0ppg, 6.0rpg, 5.1apg, 3.0spg. He was the best scorer and stealer of the league. Two weeks ago he moved back to Germany and played two games with BG Illertal/Weissenhorn in the Pro B.

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.21.6 
 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. Szabo, FS Debrecen10.8 
 3. Miskovic, Marso N.10.6 
 4. Ivosev, Szedeak10.2 
 5. Pantelic, Falco-Sz.9.8 
 6. Townes, Kormend8.7 
 7. Raivio, Kaposvari8.5 
 8. Hines, ZTE K.8.3 
 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. Wilson, Kaposvari5.7 
 3. Fekete, Marso N.5.6 
 4. Simon, Albacomp5.5 
 5. Williams, Atomeromu5.5 
 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: 4.6
 1. Fekete, Marso N.4.6 
 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. Pantelic, Falco-Sz.1.5 
 4. Cole, Atomeromu1.5 
 5. Levy, Szedeak1.3 
 6. Chism, Albacomp1.3 
 7. Miskovic, Marso N.1.3 
 8. Morgen, Atomeromu1.3 
 9. Fey, Kaposvari1.0 
 10. Bader, Szolnok1.0 


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. Marso NYKK 3-4 
 9. Jaszberenyi 2-4 
 10. PVSK Pannon 2-4 
 11. Kaposvari 2-4 
 12. FS Debrecen 1-5 
 13. Szedeak 1-5 
 14. ZTE KK 0-7 


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  ICELAND   


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


D1 Round 6: IG loses to KFI in the game between Top 4 teams - by Eurobasket News
The game between Top Four teams took place in . 3rd ranked host IG (4-2) was smashed by top-ranked KFI (6-0) 120-78. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of IG. The game without a history. KFI led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Undefeated KFI have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 6-0 record. Newly promoted IG keeps the third place with two games lost. They share the position with Breidablik. KFI are looking forward to face Breidablik (#4) in Kopavogur in the next round. IG will play on the road against Hottur in Egilsstadir and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Bottom-ranked Thor AK (0-7) is still winless. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their seventh consecutive match to fifth ranked Hottur (3-1) 84-74. Hottur have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain fifth position with 3-1 record. Thor AK at the other side still closes the standings with seven games lost. Hottur will play against higher ranked IG (#3) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Thor AK will have a break next round.

There were no shocking results in the other games in round 6: Hamar won against IA on the opponent's court 99-91. Breidablik managed to outperform FSU in a home game 97-91. Skallagrimur rolled over Armann on the road 98-77.



Thor AK - Hottur 74-84

Bottom-ranked Thor AK (0-7) is still winless. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their seventh consecutive match to fifth ranked Hottur (3-1) 84-74. It looked good early as Thor AK took an 3-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Hottur had a 28-14 second period charge getting the lead and Thor AK was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 74-84. Hottur have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain fifth position with 3-1 record. Thor AK at the other side still closes the standings with seven games lost. Hottur will play against higher ranked IG (#3) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Thor AK will have a break next round.
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IA - Hamar 91-99

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams when 6th ranked IA (2-3) was defeated at home by seventh ranked Hamar (3-3) 99-91. The guests were already 11 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 24-21 IA's run in the last quarter cut the lead to 99-91 at the end of the game. Hamar moved-up to sixth place. IA lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team dropped to the seventh position with three games lost. Hamar will play against Armann (#9) in Reykjav­k in the next round. IA will play on the road against FSU in Selfoss and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
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IG - KFI 78-120

The game between Top Four teams took place in . 3rd ranked host IG (4-2) was smashed by top-ranked KFI (6-0) 120-78. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of IG. The game without a history. KFI led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. KFI have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 6-0 record. Newly promoted IG keeps the third place with two games lost. They share the position with Breidablik. KFI are looking forward to face Breidablik (#4) in Kopavogur in the next round. IG will play on the road against Hottur in Egilsstadir and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 140257


Breidablik - FSU 97-91

Rather predictable result in Kopavogur where fourth ranked Breidablik (4-2) defeated 8th ranked FSU (1-4) 97-91. However just six-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. It looked good early as FSU took an 3-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Breidablik had a 27-17 second period charge getting the lead and FSU was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 91-97. Breidablik moved-up to third place, which they share with IG. FSU at the other side keeps the eighth position with four games lost. Breidablik will play against league's leader KFI in Reykjavik in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. FSU will play against IA (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
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Armann - Skallagrimur 77-98

Not a big story in a game in Reykjav­k where 9th ranked Armann (1-5) was rolled over by third ranked Skallagrimur (5-2) 98-77. The game without a history. Skallagrimur led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Skallagrimur moved-up to second place. Armann lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the ninth position with five games lost. Skallagrimur will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Armann will play on the road against Hamar (#6) to get more than just one victory in their record.
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  IRAN   


6th week results - by Kazem Ghayem
in the 6th week of iranian league,Mahram and Aob ahan stay without loss.
the 6th week started with Daneshgah Azad win against Zanjan 81-59. Azad palyed with their bench players this week because some of their main players was sick,but the bench players also was good enough to win zanjan with their new player Kimany Ffriend. Puya Tadjik was Azad's best scorer with 21 points and Reza lotfi with 18 pts where in the other team, Kimany Ffriend take 18 pts and 15 rebounds.
in the other game two home team, Zob ahan and Foolad Mahan played against each other in Isfahan. this game was so important for both of them because of some rummors was before this game between both of teams. like all previous matchs,zob ahan didn't start well,but after 4 quarter they become on a tie for 69-69 and in the over time,zob ahan won 12-6 as they defeat foolad mahan 81-75.
Mahram win against Hamed Haddadi (218-C-85)'s team in the other game in Tehran. Mahram started well with Samad Nikkhah Bahrami on the court after an injury,but after 7 mins,haddadi grabs his first two points and after the first quarter thew finish as 25-18 for Mahram. Hamed Haddadi made a 3 pointer at the start of the second and he brought the team up with his defensive skills and after 4 mins they become on a tie for the first time at 29. at this time Hashemi brought Samad Nikkhah in again but haffari won this quarter 20-14. but at the end of the game Hamed Afagh and \samad Nikkhah didn't allow haffari to win and this game finished 80-67 for mahram.
in the other match in Mahshahr, two home team Petrochimi and Sanaye petroshimi played another exiting match where at the end Sanaye Petroshimi and their big 230 Center couldn't beat Mehran Shahintaabs team and they loose to petrochimi 62-55.
in the other match in Qom, Tarabari Qom loose to as pipe 68-77


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  ISRAEL   


Craig Brackins Leaves Ashdod, Maccabi Hosts Jerusalem - by David Pick
Maccabi Ashdod, who signed the Philadelphia 76ers forward Craig Brackins on an out deal, during the lockout decided not to renew contract terms with the Iowa St. grad, mostly because of the fact that Josh Duncan (played for Ashdod last season and is under contract with the team), fully recovered from his injury and the fact that the Israeli league allows only four foreigners to suit up each game, thus, Brackins won't continue to hoop in the holy-land.

In Ashdod's press release notice, the team expressed its gratitude to the player both on and off the court. 'We thank Craig Brackins for coming and helping our club while Duncan was injured. The contract has expired and Josh is healthy to return. We really enjoyed having Craig in Israel as part of our club both as a person and a Player.'

Brackins managed to play in four Israeli league games, leaving with averages of 13.8ppg, 5.3rpg and 2apg in 32.8 minutes of play. Brackins is also the fourth American NBAer who signed and out deal in Israel, but actually leaves the country before the lockout is over. Trevor Booker, J.J. Hickson and Avery Bradley beat him to it.

Maccabi Tel-Aviv vs. Hapoel Jerusalem

Maccabi Tel-Aviv will host Jerusalem tomorrow (Sunday, 21:00 local time), as the yellow-and-blue army play its third game in four nights. The Israeli 'Super-Classis' is one of the most epic and intense games every season, where teams play for much more than simply a 'W'.

The last time Jerusalem beat Maccabi in a league game was in 2008, but since then, Maccabi holds the upper hand with an average point differential of 25.5 per game, as Tel-Aviv blew out Hapoel six consecutive times since. The two teams met earlier this year in a pre-season tourney, as Maccabi clinched a 102:82 road victory while the hosts saw Avery Bradley sitting on the bench. Jordan Farmar, Theo Papaloukas and Shawn James will rest, as head coach David Blatt announced he'll play with Sofoklis Schortsanitis, Richard Hendrix, Devin Smith and Keith Langford.

On the other end, Luke Jackson who scored 12 points in a losing effort the last time both teams played, and is coming off an Israeli league MVP week, will sit-out and watch his teammates from the sideline. Hapoel's head coach Oded Katash listed Jarvis Varnado, John Thomas, Brian Randle and D.J. Strawberry, who will try and repeat his 28 points stellar performance from pre-season.

Follow David Pick on Twitter: @DubiPick




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  ITALY   


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


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


Stats Leaders - Lega2
Points Per Game
 Dwight HARDY
  Giorgio .
  (188-G-)
  Avg: 23.7
 1. Hardy, Giorgio23.7 
 2. Freeman, MarcoPol.23.7 
 3. Taylor, Trenkwal.20.7 
 4. Teague, S.Antimo19.7 
 5. Marigney, Givova S.19.6 
 6. Voskuil, Morpho B.19.3 
 7. Maggioli, Fileni B.17.6 
 8. George, S.Antimo17.5 
 9. McConnell, Fileni16.4 
 10. Klobucar, Assi Os.16.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 James THOMAS
  Givova S.
  (203-F/C-80)
  Avg: 11.7
 1. Thomas, Givova S.11.7 
 2. Diliegro, Assi Ost.9.6 
 3. Easley, MarcoPol.9.3 
 4. Anderson, Morpho B.8.8 
 5. Chiacig, Trenkwald.8.3 
 6. Maggioli, Fileni B.8.0 
 7. Baldassarre, Bianc.7.3 
 8. Jones, Giorgio7.0 
 9. Callahan, Enel B.6.9 
 10. Filloy, Trenkwald.6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Roman NARDI
  MarcoPol.
  (186-G-85)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Nardi, MarcoPol.6.8 
 2. Johnson, Assi O.6.1 
 3. Porta, Tezenis4.3 
 4. Green, Sigma B.3.7 
 5. Cantone, S.Antimo3.7 
 6. Blizzard, Biancobl.3.6 
 7. Goldwire, Centra.3.4 
 8. Kelley, Biancobl.3.3 
 9. Hoover, Fileni BPA2.9 
 10. Rowe, Prima Veroli2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Mario WEST
  Tezenis .
  (196-G-84)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. West, Tezenis3.6 
 2. Thompson, Centra.3.1 
 3. Radulovic, Givova3.1 
 4. Hunter, Enel Brind.3.0 
 5. Marigney, Givova S.3.0 
 6. McConnell, Fileni2.9 
 7. Green, Sigma B.2.7 
 8. Boscagin, Tezeni.2.7 
 9. Blizzard, Biancobl.2.7 
 10. Rowe, Prima Veroli2.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Michele MAGGIOLI
  Fileni B.
  (212-C-77)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Maggioli, Fileni B.1.4 
 2. Thomas, Givova S.1.1 
 3. DiGiuliomari., Tez.1.0 
 4. Busma, Centrale.1.0 
 5. Edwards, Tezenis0.9 
 6. Cervi, Trenkwalder0.8 
 7. Taylor, Trenkwal.0.7 
 8. West, Tezenis0.7 
 9. Teague, S.Antimo0.7 
 10. Renzi, Tezenis0.7 


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


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  LATVIA   


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


LBL2 Round 11: BS Ogre still unable to win any game - by Eurobasket News
Bottom-ranked BS Ogre (0-7) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 63-60 loss to twelfth ranked Cesis (2-6) in Cesis on Thursday evening. The hosts trailed by 4 points after three quarters before their 21-14 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Newly promoted Cesis maintains twelfth place with 2-6 record. BS Ogre at the other side still closes the standings with seven games lost. Cesis will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. BS Ogre will play at home against Zemgale/Juniors (#13) in Jelgava and hopes to get finally their first victory.
The game in Saldus was also worth to mention about. 4th placed RSU (6-2) played at the court of fifth ranked Saldus (7-3). Saldus managed to secure a 6-point victory 80-74. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of RSU. Saldus moved-up to third place. Newly promoted RSU dropped to the fifth position with two games lost. Saldus will play against VEF Kadeti (#8) in Riga in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. RSU's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Riga Ridzene.
The game in Riga was also quite interesting. Fifth ranked Saldus (7-3) played at the court of 8th ranked VEF Kadeti (4-4). Saldus managed to secure a 7-point victory 87-80 on Thursday. Saldus moved-up to third place. Loser VEF Kadeti keeps the eighth position with four games lost. Saldus will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. VEF Kadeti will play again against Saldus (#3) and hope to secure a win.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Ventspils. Local Ventspils Augstskola (6-3) outscored 10th ranked Valmiera U21 (3-6) 88-55. Ventspils Augstskola maintains sixth place with 6-3 record. Valmiera U21 lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the tenth position with six games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.

In the last two games of round 11 Gulbene was crushed by Livani in a road game 80-61. Livani lost to undefeated BK VEF at home 57-75.



Livani - Gulbene 80-61

There was no surprise when 15th ranked Gulbene (1-8) was crushed on the road by tenth ranked Livani (3-6) 80-61. It looked good early as Gulbene took an 1-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Livani had a 17-10 second period charge getting the lead and Gulbene was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 61-80. Livani maintains tenth place with 3-6 record, which they share with Valmiera U21. Gulbene lost fourth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the fifteenth position with eight games lost. Livani's next round opponent will be higher ranked Barons/Keizar. (#4) in Riga and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Gulbene will play on the road against Riga (#9).
gschID: 151319


Saldus - RSU 80-74

The game in Saldus was also worth to mention about. 4th placed RSU (6-2) played at the court of fifth ranked Saldus (7-3). Saldus managed to secure a 6-point victory 80-74. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of RSU. The hosts were ahead by 4 points but lost the second period ending it with a 5-point deficit before their 24-13 run, which allowed them to win the game. Saldus moved-up to third place. Newly promoted RSU dropped to the fifth position with two games lost. Saldus will play against VEF Kadeti (#8) in Riga in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. RSU's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Riga Ridzene.
gschID: 151320


Livani - BK VEF 57-75

No shocking result in a game when leader VEF Riga junior (8-0) defeated on the road 10th ranked Livani (3-6) 75-57. The game without a history. VEF Riga junior led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. VEF Riga junior have an impressive series of eight victories in a row. They maintain second place with 8-0 record having 2 victories less than leader Liepaja-2. Livani at the other side keeps the tenth position with six games lost. VEF Riga junior's next round opponent will be league's leader Liepaja-2 at home and it will be for sure the game of the week. Livani will play against Barons/Keizar. (#4) in Riga.
gschID: 151321


VA - Valmiera U21 88-55

The game with biggest result difference took place in Ventspils. Local Ventspils Augstskola (6-3) outscored 10th ranked Valmiera U21 (3-6) 88-55. The game without a history. Ventspils Augstskola led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Ventspils Augstskola maintains sixth place with 6-3 record. Valmiera U21 lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the tenth position with six games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
gschID: 151316


Cesis - Ogres 63-60

Bottom-ranked BS Ogre (0-7) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 63-60 loss to twelfth ranked Cesis (2-6) in Cesis on Thursday evening. The hosts trailed by 4 points after three quarters before their 21-14 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Newly promoted Cesis maintains twelfth place with 2-6 record. BS Ogre at the other side still closes the standings with seven games lost. Cesis will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. BS Ogre will play at home against Zemgale/Juniors (#13) in Jelgava and hopes to get finally their first victory.
gschID: 151317


VEF Kadeti - Saldus 80-87

The game in Riga was also quite interesting. Fifth ranked Saldus (7-3) played at the court of 8th ranked VEF Kadeti (4-4). Saldus managed to secure a 7-point victory 87-80 on Thursday. The guests trailed by 3 points after three quarters before their 27-17 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Saldus moved-up to third place. Loser VEF Kadeti keeps the eighth position with four games lost. Saldus will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. VEF Kadeti will play again against Saldus (#3) and hope to secure a win.
gschID: 151318




Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Courtney SIMS
  VEF Riga
  (211-C-83)
  Avg: 29.2
 1. Sims, VEF Riga29.2 
 2. Kalve, Valmiera20.4 
 3. Ozols, Jurmala18.1 
 4. Mayo, Liepaja18.0 
 5. Krumins, Jelgava17.9 
 6. Peiners, LU16.9 
 7. Lucas, Valmiera16.9 
 8. Young, Ventspils16.8 
 9. Perry, VEF Riga15.6 
 10. Mediss, Turiba15.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Courtney SIMS
  VEF Riga
  (211-C-83)
  Avg: 9.8
 1. Sims, VEF Riga9.8 
 2. Dargais, LU9.0 
 3. Mednis, Turiba8.4 
 4. Andriukaitis, Liep.7.4 
 5. Jonats, Jurmala7.4 
 6. Kalve, Valmiera7.3 
 7. Berzins, VEF Riga7.2 
 8. Willard, Ventspils7.0 
 9. Butjankovs, Valmi.6.5 
 10. Rozitis, Valmiera6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Josh MAYO
  Liepaja
  (182-G-87)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Mayo, Liepaja5.5 
 2. Coders, Jurmala4.6 
 3. Lucas, Valmiera4.4 
 4. Strelnieks, Ventsp.3.7 
 5. Kravcenko, Liepaja3.7 
 6. Janicenoks, VEF R.3.6 
 7. Perry, VEF Riga3.6 
 8. Lejasmeiers, Vents.3.3 
 9. Valters, VEF Riga3.0 
 10. Gray, Ventspils2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Curtis MILLAGE
  VEF Riga
  (185-G-81)
  Avg: 3
 1. Millage, VEF Riga3.0 
 2. Janicenoks, VEF R.2.6 
 3. Peiners, LU1.9 
 4. Osins, LU1.9 
 5. Gray, Ventspils1.8 
 6. Perry, VEF Riga1.8 
 7. Kosuskins, Jurmala1.7 
 8. Vitols, LU1.6 
 9. Elksnis, Valmiera1.6 
 10. Davis, Valmiera1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Tyler CAIN
  VEF Riga
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Cain, VEF Riga1.2 
 2. Berzins, VEF Riga1.2 
 3. Rozitis, Valmiera1.1 
 4. Ozols, Jurmala1.1 
 5. Gromovs, U181.0 
 6. Dukulis, Liepaja0.8 
 7. Kavaliauskas, VEF0.7 
 8. Jonats, Jurmala0.7 
 9. Nelson, Jelgava0.7 
 10. Rubenis, LU0.7 


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


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  LITHUANIA   


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


Stats Leaders - LKL
Points Per Game
 Povilas BUTKEVICIUS
  Rudupis
  (203-F-87)
  Avg: 18.7
 1. Butkevicius, Rudup.18.7 
 2. Urbonas, Juventus17.0 
 3. Valanciunas, Lietu.16.8 
 4. Benn, Naglis Palan.15.0 
 5. Pakamanis, Juven.14.8 
 6. Kuzminskas, Zalgir.14.8 
 7. Lowe, Kedainiai14.4 
 8. Mazeika, Neptunas13.8 
 9. Weems, Zalgiris13.7 
 10. Seibutis, Lietuv.13.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dane JOHNSON
  Naglis P.
  (208-C-86)
  Avg: 10.1
 1. Johnson, Naglis P.10.1 
 2. Butkevicius, Rudup.9.1 
 3. Adomaitis, Kedaini.8.2 
 4. Petrukonis, Juven.8.0 
 5. McClure, Kedainiai7.8 
 6. Benn, Naglis Palan.7.7 
 7. Pakamanis, Juven.7.5 
 8. Onuaku, Neptunas7.0 
 9. Javtokas, Zalgiris6.8 
 10. Matulionis, Techa.6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Mantas KALNIETIS
  Zalgiris
  (196-G-86)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Kalnietis, Zalgiris6.5 
 2. Broadus, Siauliai5.9 
 3. Dainys, Neptunas5.0 
 4. Rice, Lietuvos.4.8 
 5. Maceina, Juventus4.4 
 6. Janavicius, Baltai4.1 
 7. Peciukeviciu., Sak.4.0 
 8. Ezerskis, Techasas4.0 
 9. Juskevicius, Rudup.3.8 
 10. Rinkevicius, Nagl.3.8 
Steals Per Game
 DeJuan COLLINS
  Zalgiris
  (188-G-76)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Collins, Zalgiris2.7 
 2. Seibutis, Lietuv.2.1 
 3. Kelys, Pieno Z.2.0 
 4. Hughes, Pieno Z.2.0 
 5. Broadus, Siauliai1.9 
 6. Dainys, Neptunas1.8 
 7. McClure, Kedainiai1.7 
 8. Weems, Zalgiris1.7 
 9. Zukauskas, Siauliai1.6 
 10. Mazeika, Neptunas1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Jonas VALANCIUNAS
  Lietuv.
  (210-C-92)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Valanciunas, Lietu.2.8 
 2. Johnson, Naglis P.1.4 
 3. Kairys, Pieno Z.1.3 
 4. McClure, Kedainiai1.3 
 5. Samardziski, Lietu.1.3 
 6. Staniulis, Techasas1.3 
 7. Petrukonis, Juven.1.2 
 8. Butkevicius, Rudup.1.1 
 9. Javtokas, Zalgiris1.0 
 10. Urbutis, Rudupis1.0 


Stats Leaders - NKL
Points Per Game
 Vidmantas UZKURAITIS
  Delikate.
  (189-G-85)
  Avg: 23.4
 1. Uzkuraitis, Delika.23.4 
 2. Vingelis, LKKA-.23.4 
 3. Maneikis, Meresta20.3 
 4. Rakauskas, Radvili.19.0 
 5. Lengvinas, Nafta18.4 
 6. Brown, Mazeikiai17.4 
 7. Pancerevas, Silute17.0 
 8. Jucikas, AB.16.9 
 9. Mineikis, Radvilis.16.8 
 10. Kvedaraviciu., De.16.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Raimondas AMBRULAITIS
  Ezerun.
  (199-F-82)
  Avg: 9.8
 1. Ambrulaitis, Ezeru.9.8 
 2. Gudaitis, Gargzdai9.8 
 3. Mineikis, Radvilis.9.5 
 4. Jogela, Zalgir.8.0 
 5. Kumpys, Nafta U.8.0 
 6. Vaitiekunas, Triob.7.7 
 7. Pikalavicius, Deli.7.6 
 8. Tamasevicius, Silu.7.6 
 9. Kazakauskas, Naft.7.5 
 10. Jucikas, AB.7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Paulius MALASAUSKAS
  LKKA-.
  (190-G-91)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Malasauskas, LKKA.6.3 
 2. Razutis, Silute5.1 
 3. Kvedaraviciu., Del.4.9 
 4. Varanauskas, Stat.4.8 
 5. Semaska, Perla.4.6 
 6. Vasiliauskas, Trio.4.6 
 7. Artamonov, Meresta4.5 
 8. Rakauskas, Radvili.4.4 
 9. Kurauskas, AB.4.3 
 10. Vingelis, LKKA-.4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Tauras JOGELA
  Zalgir.
  (201-F-93)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Jogela, Zalgir.2.9 
 2. Slivka, Meresta2.6 
 3. Brown, Mazeikiai2.4 
 4. Razutis, Silute2.1 
 5. Pupinis, Matinga-.2.0 
 6. Uzkuraitis, Delika.2.0 
 7. Vileita, Perla.2.0 
 8. Budzinauskas, Sta.1.9 
 9. Paliukenas, S.Marc.1.9 
 10. Kazakauskas, Naf.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Tomas URBONAS
  LK.
  (214-C-92)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Urbonas, LK.3.5 
 2. Jucikas, AB.1.7 
 3. Gudaitis, Gargzdai1.6 
 4. Pupinis, Matinga-.1.4 
 5. Gvazdaitis, Mating.1.2 
 6. Krestinin, S.Marc.1.2 
 7. Stakenas, Statyba1.1 
 8. Vorotnikovas, Trio.0.9 
 9. Kymantas, Zalgir.0.9 
 10. Kaubrys, Silute0.9 


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


Best players of NKL round 13 - by Eurobasket News
Talented Sarunas Vingelis (192-G-89) had an amazing evening in the last round for LKKA-Atletas and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com NKL Player of the Week award for round 13.
The 22-year old guard had the game-high 34 points adding five rebounds and six assists for LKKA-Atletas in his team's victory, helping them to beat ABRO-Univ. (#15, 3-10) 90-75. LKKA-Atletas is placed at 4th position in NKL. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. LKKA-Atletas will need more victories to improve their 8-5 record. In the team's last game Vingelis had a remarkable 90.9% from 2-point range and got four three-pointers out of 9 attempts. He has many years of experience at LKKA-Atletas, through which he has constantly improved. Vingelis has impressive league stats. He is league's best scorer averaging so far 23.2ppg. Vingelis is in league's top in assists (9th best: 4.3apg) and averages solid 58.5% FGP and 52.0% from behind 3-point line.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 29-year old former international forward Raimondas Ambrulaitis (199-F-82) of Ezerunas-Karys. Ambrulaitis impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 21 points and 11 rebounds. Of course he lead Ezerunas-Karys to another comfortable win 87-68 over Meresta (6-7) being unquestionably team leader. The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. But Ezerunas-Karys managed to improve slightly their position in standings taking 9th place. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 6-7 record. Ambrulaitis is one of the most experienced players at Ezerunas-Karys and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

The third best performed player last round was Julius Kazakauskas (197-F-90) of Nafta Universitetas (#5). Kazakauskas showcased his all-around game by recording 13 points, twelve rebounds (!!!) and five assists in the last round. He was a key player of Nafta Universitetas, leading his team to a 74-73 win against the lower-ranked Gargzdai (#16, 3-10). Nafta Universitetas needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 8 victories and 5 lost games. Kazakauskas has a great season in Lithuania. After 11 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 7.8rpg (6th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Vaidas Trepocka (200-F-80) of S.Marciulionio - 26 points and 3 rebounds
5. Vidmantas Uzkuraitis (189-G-85) of Delikatesas - 24 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists
6. Audrius Mineikis (201-F-77) of Radviliskis - 25 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Gintautas Vileita (194-G-75) of Perlas-MRU - 28 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Remigijus Sugintas (196-F-87) of Statyba - 26 points and 8 rebounds
9. Henrikas Vorotnikovas (202-F-90) of Triobet - 18 points and 7 rebounds
10. Aivaras Kvedaravicius (184-G-88) of Delikatesas - 18 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists

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


LKL Round 7: Rudupis lose to Neptunas - by Eurobasket News
The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with extra overtimes, favorites losing the games, games ending by tiny margin and even winless team recording their first victory.

The game between third ranked Rudupis (5-2) and sixth ranked Neptunas (3-3) was the most important one in the last round on Friday night. Rudupis was defeated by Neptunas in a tough game in Klaipeda 73-80. Rudupis trailed by 15 points after 3 quarters before a 19-11 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 73-80 at the end of the game. Neptunas dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Rudupis' 34. Neptunas forced 19 Rudupis turnovers. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Simas Galdikas (203-F-87) who helped to win the game recording 16 points and 7 rebounds. Swingman Mantas Ruikis (197-85) contributed with 19 points (perfect from the field making all seven shots !!!) for the winners. Neptunas' coach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Swingman Gediminas Orelikas (199-90) answered with 15 points for Rudupis. Despite that victory Neptunas went down to seventh position due to points difference. Rudupis at the other side keeps the third place with two games lost. Neptunas are looking forward to face Kedainiai (#10) at home in the next round. Rudupis will have a break next round.
Naglis Palangos' fans can finally celebrate the first win of their team after six consecutive loses. The victory is especially important as it came on the road game in Vilnius, where they defeated Sakalai (2-6) 76-65. It was a great evening for American swingman Bilal Benn (196-86, college: Niagara) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 13 rebounds. Dane Johnson helped adding 16 points and 12 rebounds. At the losing side guard Augustas Peciukevicius (191-91) responded with 18 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Sakalai's coach Kazys Maksvytis rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Naglis Palangos (1-6) left bottom position moving up to eleventh place. Sakalai at the other side dropped to the ninth position with six games lost. Naglis Palangos will play against league's second-placed Siauliai on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Sakalai will play against Techasas (#12) in Panevezys and hopes to get back on the winning track.
LKL top team - Lietuvos rytas (8-0) had no problems winning another game on Saturday. This time they crushed twelfth ranked Techasas (0-6) in Vilnius 80-55. It was a quality performance for Renaldas Seibutis who led the winners and scored 19 points. Lietuvos rytas' coach Aleksandar Dzikic felt very confident that he used 11 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Giedrius Staniulis came up with 19 points and 8 rebounds for Techasas in the defeat. Undefeated Lietuvos rytas have an impressive series of eight victories in a row. They maintain first place with 8-0 record. Loser Techasas still closes the standings with six games lost. Lietuvos rytas will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Techasas will play against Sakalai (#9) in Vilnius and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Kedainiai (#9) forced the game against Baltai Kaunas (#5) into an overtime, but lost by two points 77-79. The game took place in Kedainiai. But the guests from Kaunas were better at the end. Sarunas Vasiliauskas fired 17 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. The victory was the third consecutive win for Baltai Kaunas. They maintain fifth place with 4-3 record. Kedainiai at the other side dropped to the tenth position with five games lost. Baltai Kaunas' next round opponent will be Pieno Zvaigzdes (#8) in Pasvalys. Kedainiai will play on the road against Neptunas in Klaipeda.
The game in Utena was also quite interesting. 6th ranked Neptunas (3-3) played at the court of seventh ranked Juventus (4-4). Juventus defeated Neptunas 85-71 on Saturday. It was a very good performance for Darius Pakamanis who helped to win the game recording 19 points and 7 rebounds. Neptunas' coach tested eleven players saving starting five for next games. Juventus moved-up to sixth place. Loser Neptunas dropped to the seventh position with three games lost. Juventus will have a break next round. Neptunas will play at home against Kedainiai (#10).

In the last game of round 7 Juventus was beaten by Pieno Zvaigzdes on the road 60-54.


Juventus - Neptunas 85-71

The game in Utena was also quite interesting. 6th ranked Neptunas (3-3) played at the court of seventh ranked Juventus (4-4). Juventus defeated Neptunas 85-71 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Juventus. Neptunas was better in second period 18-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Juventus looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. It was a very good performance for the former international guard Darius Pakamanis (192-81) who helped to win the game recording 19 points and 7 rebounds. The former international forward Zydrunas Urbonas (198-76) contributed with 20 points for the winners. Guard Chris Lowe answered with 15 points and Latvian forward Arturs Brunins (199-82) added 14 points and 4 steals in the effort for Neptunas. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Neptunas' coach tested eleven players saving starting five for next games. Juventus moved-up to sixth place. Loser Neptunas dropped to the seventh position with three games lost. Juventus will have a break next round. Neptunas will play at home against Kedainiai (#10).
Top scorers:
Juventus: Z.Urbonas 20+3reb+3ast, D.Pakamanis 19+7reb+3ast, V.Volkus 16+10reb, Z.Sestokas 12+1ast, A.Vasiliauskas 9+3reb, R.Gumeniuk 5+4reb+2ast
Neptunas: C.Lowe 15+1reb+2ast, A.Brunins 14+4reb, M.Runkaukas 13+2reb+3ast, M.Mazeika 12+3reb+1ast, L.Bonner 6+3reb+1ast, A.Valeika 3+4reb
gschID: 151924


Sakalai - Naglis Palangos 65-76

Naglis Palangos' fans can finally celebrate the first win of their team after six consecutive loses. The victory is especially important as it came on the road game in Vilnius, where they defeated Sakalai (2-6) 76-65. Sakalai was ahead by 2 points at the halftime before a 47-34 second half run of Naglis Palangos. It was a great evening for American swingman Bilal Benn (196-86, college: Niagara) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 13 rebounds. His fellow American import center Dane Johnson (208-86, college: Hofstra) helped adding 16 points and 12 rebounds. Benn is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. At the losing side guard Augustas Peciukevicius (191-91) responded with 18 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and center Rolandas Matulis (199-73) scored 7 points and 6 rebounds. Sakalai's coach Kazys Maksvytis rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Naglis Palangos (1-6) left bottom position moving up to eleventh place. Sakalai at the other side dropped to the ninth position with six games lost. Naglis Palangos will play against league's second-placed Siauliai on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Sakalai will play against Techasas (#12) in Panevezys and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Naglis Palangos: L.Mikalauskas 17+4reb+1ast, D.Johnson 16+12reb+1ast, B.Benn 16+13reb+1ast, T.Rinkevicius 8+2reb+4ast, M.Reminas 7+3reb+3ast, N.Barinov 6+4reb
Sakalai: A.Peciukevicius 18+5reb+4ast, V.Sirvydis 12+1ast, E.Baniulis 10+3reb, R.Matulis 7+6reb, A.Gydra 5+5reb, D.Pukis 4+4reb+1ast
gschID: 151920


Neptunas - Rudupis 80-73

The game between third ranked Rudupis (5-2) and sixth ranked Neptunas (3-3) was the most important one in the last round on Friday night. Rudupis was defeated by Neptunas in a tough game in Klaipeda 73-80. Rudupis trailed by 15 points after 3 quarters before a 19-11 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 73-80 at the end of the game. Neptunas dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Rudupis' 34. Neptunas forced 19 Rudupis turnovers. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Simas Galdikas (203-87) who helped to win the game recording 16 points and 7 rebounds. Swingman Mantas Ruikis (197-85) contributed with 19 points (perfect from the field making all seven shots !!!) for the winners. Neptunas' coach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Swingman Gediminas Orelikas (199-90) answered with 15 points and forward Povilas Butkevicius (203-87) added 17 points in the effort for Rudupis. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Despite that victory Neptunas went down to seventh position due to points difference. Rudupis at the other side keeps the third place with two games lost. Neptunas are looking forward to face Kedainiai (#10) at home in the next round. Rudupis will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Neptunas: M.Ruikis 19+1reb+3ast, S.Galdikas 16+7reb+1ast, L.Bonner 10+5reb, E.Dainys 10+3reb+10ast, M.Mazeika 9+2reb+4ast, A.Brunins 6+3reb
Rudupis: P.Butkevicius 17+3reb, G.Orelikas 15+3reb+2ast, S.Buterlevicius 11+5reb+2ast, A.Viskontas 11+6ast, A.Juskevicius 7+3reb+2ast, E.Zelionis 6+4reb+1ast
gschID: 151921


Kedainiai - Baltai Kaunas 77-79 OT

Kedainiai (#9) forced the game against Baltai Kaunas (#5) into an overtime, but lost by two points 77-79. The game took place in Kedainiai. But the guests from Kaunas were better at the end. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 15-9. But Kedainiai won second period 24-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening, at least not yet. The game turned upside-down in the last quarter, where Kedainiai used huge pressure winning it 22-19 getting a tie at the end of regular time. They lost eventually overtime period 12-14. 27 personal fouls committed by Kedainiai helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Guard Sarunas Vasiliauskas (188-89, agency: Alti Sport) fired 17 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Croatian power forward Mario Delas (207-90) chipped in 8 points and 10 rebounds. The former international guard Laimonas Kisielius produced 12 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists and guard Tomas Cerneckis (191-88) added 16 points respectively for lost side. Four Kedainiai players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. The victory was the third consecutive win for Baltai Kaunas. They maintain fifth place with 4-3 record. Kedainiai at the other side dropped to the tenth position with five games lost. Baltai Kaunas' next round opponent will be Pieno Zvaigzdes (#8) in Pasvalys. Kedainiai will play on the road against Neptunas in Klaipeda.
Top scorers:
Baltai Kaunas: S.Vasiliauskas 17+8reb+2ast, Z.Janavicius 13+2reb+5ast, S.Vene 10+1reb+2ast, V.Cizauskas 8+4reb, M.Delas 8+10reb+2ast, M.Kupsas 7
Kedainiai: T.Cerneckis 16+2reb+3ast, L.Kisielius 12+7reb+5ast, M.Valukonis 12+6reb+2ast, D.McClure 10+9reb+2ast, A.Adomaitis 9+5reb+2ast, V.Ginevicius 6+3ast
gschID: 151922


Lietuvos rytas - Techasas 80-55

LKL top team - Lietuvos rytas (8-0) had no problems winning another game on Saturday. This time they crushed twelfth ranked Techasas (0-6) in Vilnius 80-55. The game without a history. Lietuvos rytas led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. It was a quality performance for the former international guard Renaldas Seibutis (196-85) who led the winners and scored 19 points. FYR Macedonian center Predrag Samardziski (214-86, agency: Beo Basket) accounted for 9 points and 11 rebounds for the winning side. Lietuvos rytas' coach Aleksandar Dzikic felt very confident that he used 11 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Power forward Giedrius Staniulis (205-91) came up with 19 points and 8 rebounds and guard Sarunas Kulevicius (190-89) added 10 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for Techasas in the defeat. Lietuvos rytas have an impressive series of eight victories in a row. They maintain first place with 8-0 record. Loser Techasas still closes the standings with six games lost. Lietuvos rytas will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Techasas will play against Sakalai (#9) in Vilnius and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Lietuvos rytas: R.Seibutis 19+2reb+2ast, J.Valanciunas 13+3reb+2ast, M.Katelynas 12+8reb, P.Samardziski 9+11reb+1ast, D.Redikas 6+3reb+1ast, L.Roberts 6+6reb+1ast
Techasas: G.Staniulis 19+8reb+2ast, S.Kulevicius 10+6reb+4ast, E.Ezerskis 9+3reb+2ast, J.Zurna 7+2reb+3ast, K.Babkauskas 4+4reb, M.Kalvelis 2+4reb
gschID: 151923


Pieno Zvaigzdes - Juventus 60-54

There was a small surprise when tenth ranked Pieno Zvaigzdes (2-4) beat 7th ranked Juventus (4-4) in Pasvalys 60-54 on Friday. The hosts trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 33-25 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Quite impressive performance for American guard Darrick Leonard (188-84, college: Aurora) who helped to win the game recording 14 points and 7 rebounds. His fellow American import center Sylvester Morgan (208-83, college: Georgia St.) contributed with 7 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Pieno Zvaigzdes' coach Roberts Stelmahers allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. The former international guard Darius Pakamanis (192-81) answered with 9 points and 13 rebounds and the former international forward Zydrunas Urbonas (198-76) added 12 points in the effort for Juventus. Pieno Zvaigzdes moved-up to eighth place. Loser Juventus dropped to the sixth position with four games lost. Pieno Zvaigzdes will face higher ranked Baltai Kaunas (#5) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Pieno Zvaigzdes: D.Leonard 14+7reb+3ast, E.Bendzius 9, L.Nobles 8+1reb+1ast, S.Morgan 7+7reb, S.Kulvietis 7+4reb+3ast, T.Hughes 7+4reb+2ast
Juventus: T.Gaidamavicius 12+4reb+2ast, Z.Urbonas 12+3reb+2ast, G.Maceina 12+3reb+2ast, D.Pakamanis 9+13reb+1ast, R.Gumeniuk 4+4reb, V.Volkus 4+3reb
gschID: 151919




NKL Round 14: Radviliskis defeat leader Delikatesas - by Eurobasket News
The round was exceptionally exciting as four games ended with a tiny margin while 2 of them nedded overtime. The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with loss of the undefeated team, few extra overtimes, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Delikatesas (10-4) in Joniskis on Saturday night. Hosts were edged by Radviliskis (11-3) in overtime 100-97. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Delikatesas. It was a key game for the top position in the league as both teams had the same 10-3 record before this meeting. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Delikatesas won fourth quarter 25-22. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening, at least not yet. The game turned upside-down in the last quarter, where Delikatesas used huge pressure winning it 25-22 getting a tie at the end of regular time. They lost eventually overtime period 11-14. Radviliskis made 27-of-35 free shots (77.1 percent) during the game. 28 personal fouls committed by Delikatesas helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Guard Tomas Rakauskas (184-G-81) orchestrated the victory by scoring 29 points and 5 rebounds. Forward Audrius Mineikis (201-77) contributed with 14 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Guard Vidmantas Uzkuraitis (189-85) replied with 35 points (!!!) and 6 assists for Delikatesas. Radviliskis have an impressive six-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader. Delikatesas at the other side dropped to the second place with four games lost. Radviliskis are looking forward to face S.Marciulionio (#14) in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Delikatesas will play against LKKA-Atletas (#4) in Kaunas and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 14: Perlas-MRU was beaten by Silute on the road 86-82. S.Marciulionio lost to Triobet on its own court 72-73. Nafta Universitetas was outscored by Statyba in Vilnius 61-81. Bottom-ranked Gargzdai recorded a loss to Meresta at home 88-90. LKKA-Atletas was defeated by Ezerunas-Karys on the opponent's court 83-77. ABRO-Univ. beat Zalgiris-Sabonio in a home game 66-65.
The most impressive performance of 14th round was 18 points, 9 rebounds, 7 assists and 7 steals by Arunas Krivonis of Matinga-Juod..


Delikatesas - Radviliskis 97-100 OT

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Delikatesas (10-4) in Joniskis on Saturday night. Hosts were edged by Radviliskis (11-3) in overtime 100-97. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Delikatesas. It was a key game for the top position in the league as both teams had the same 10-3 record before this meeting. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Delikatesas won fourth quarter 25-22. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening, at least not yet. The game turned upside-down in the last quarter, where Delikatesas used huge pressure winning it 25-22 getting a tie at the end of regular time. They lost eventually overtime period 11-14. Radviliskis made 27-of-35 free shots (77.1 percent) during the game. 28 personal fouls committed by Delikatesas helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Guard Tomas Rakauskas (184-81) orchestrated the victory by scoring 29 points and 5 rebounds. Forward Audrius Mineikis (201-77) contributed with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Guard Vidmantas Uzkuraitis (189-85) replied with 35 points (!!!) and 6 assists and guard Aivaras Kvedaravicius (184-88) added 19 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Delikatesas. Five Radviliskis and four Delikatesas players scored in double figures. Radviliskis have an impressive six-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader. Delikatesas at the other side dropped to the second place with four games lost. Radviliskis are looking forward to face S.Marciulionio (#14) in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Delikatesas will play against LKKA-Atletas (#4) in Kaunas and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Radviliskis: T.Rakauskas 29+5reb+2ast, Z.Petraitis 19+1reb+4ast, A.Mineikis 14+10reb, J.Ramanauskas 13+8reb+2ast, L.Pipiras 10+2reb+2ast, M.Pukinskas 8+3reb+1ast
Delikatesas: V.Uzkuraitis 35+2reb+6ast, A.Kvedaravicius 19+7reb+3ast, V.Pikalavicius 11+4reb+1ast, I.Lianzbergas 11+5reb+4ast, P.Klemas 11+1ast, V.Jatulevicius 6+6reb+1ast
gschID: 148373


Silute - Perlas-MRU 86-82

There was a surprise result when twelfth ranked Silute (6-8) beat at home higher ranked Perlas-MRU (7-7) 86-82 on Saturday. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 22-19. But Perlas-MRU won second period 23-22. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Silute dominated down low during the game scoring 68 of its points in the paint compared to Perlas-MRU's 44. Guard Mantas Tamasevicius (196-86) orchestrated the victory by scoring 14 points and 9 rebounds. Guard Evaldas Saulys (193-93) contributed with 11 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Guard Gintautas Vileita (194-75, college: Monmouth) replied with 17 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists and forward Mantas Kazonas (202-89) added 18 points in the effort for Perlas-MRU. Five Silute and four Perlas-MRU players scored in double figures. Silute maintains twelfth position with 6-8 record, which they share with Mazeikiai. Perlas-MRU lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the seventh place with seven games lost. Silute will face higher ranked Zalgiris-Sabonio (#3) in Kaunas in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
Top scorers:
Silute: V.Pancerevas 18+1reb+1ast, M.Tamasevicius 14+9reb, A.Kaubrys 12+8reb, I.Razutis 12+2reb+6ast, E.Saulys 11+5reb+5ast, E.Ramanauskas 10+6reb+1ast
Perlas-MRU: M.Kazonas 18+4reb, G.Vileita 17+8reb+5ast, T.Padegimas 12+4reb+1ast, K.Brusokas 10+3reb+1ast, A.Udras 9+2reb, P.Semaska 7+6reb+7ast
gschID: 148374


S.Marciulionio - Triobet 72-73

Very expected game when 14th ranked S.Marciulionio (5-9) was edged at home by sixth ranked Triobet (8-6) 73-72 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 8 points at the halftime before their 23-12 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Triobet made 17-of-22 free shots (77.3 percent) during the game. S.Marciulionio was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. Guard Audrius Vasiliauskas (189-82) saved the victory by scoring 20 points and 5 rebounds. Forward Martynas Linkevicius (197-85) contributed with 9 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Forward Jonas Elvikis (195-82) replied with 20 points and forward Osvaldas Olisevicius (196-93) added 10 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for S.Marciulionio. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Triobet moved-up to third place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser S.Marciulionio keeps the fourteenth position with nine games lost. Triobet will face Perlas-MRU (#7) in Vilnius in the next round. S.Marciulionio will play at home against the league's leader Radviliskis (#1).
Top scorers:
Triobet: A.Vasiliauskas 20+5reb, V.Kruzikas 11+5reb+1ast, M.Linkevicius 9+9reb+2ast, R.Juknevicius 8+1reb+1ast, T.Sebeziovas 7+2reb+1ast, P.Vaitiekunas 6+7reb
S.Marciulionio: J.Elvikis 20+2reb, T.Lekunas 10+1reb+2ast, O.Olisevicius 10+8reb+1ast, M.Paliukenas 9+1reb, V.Trepocka 8+8reb, M.Niparavicius 6+2reb
gschID: 148375


Statyba - Nafta Universitetas 81-61

There was a surprise result when eleventh ranked Statyba (7-7) rolled over higher ranked Nafta Universitetas (8-6) in Vilnius 81-61 on Saturday. The game without a history. Statyba led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Center Vitalijus Luksa (206-86) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. Forward Remigijus Sugintas (196-87) contributed with 18 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Guard Modestas Kumpys (191-91) replied with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 rebounds and guard Haroldas Venskus (180-91) added 12 points and 4 assists in the effort for Nafta Universitetas. Four Nafta Universitetas players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Statyba moved-up to seventh place, which they share with 4 other teams. Loser Nafta Universitetas dropped to the third position with six games lost. Statyba will face Matinga-Juod. (#10) in the next round. Nafta Universitetas will play against Ezerunas-Karys (#9) in Moletai.
Top scorers:
Statyba: R.Sugintas 18+5reb+2ast, V.Luksa 16+11reb+4ast, T.Rinkunas 14+3ast, O.Varanauskas 8+7reb+2ast, E.Zukauskas 7+7reb+2ast, A.Stakenas 7+5reb+2ast
Nafta Universitetas: M.Kumpys 13+10reb+2ast, H.Venskus 12+2reb+4ast, J.Kazakauskas 10+4reb+1ast, V.Chodosovskis 10+2reb+2ast, D.Jokubaitis 6+3reb, D.Anuzis 4+2ast
gschID: 148369


Gargzdai - Meresta 88-90

Not a big story in a game when 16th ranked Gargzdai-Bremena (3-11) was edged at home by tenth ranked Meresta (7-7) 90-88 on Saturday. The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Meresta forced 19 Gargzdai-Bremena turnovers. Center Aivaras Galkauskas (203-91) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds. Guard Liudas Radavicius (188-88) contributed with 25 points and 4 assists for the winners. Center Arturas Gudaitis (208-93) replied with 18 points and 9 rebounds and guard Mantas Martinkus (188-91) added 16 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists in the effort for Gargzdai-Bremena. Five Meresta and four Gargzdai-Bremena players scored in double figures. Gargzdai-Bremena's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Meresta moved-up to seventh place, which they share with 4 other teams. Gargzdai-Bremena lost sixth consecutive game. Newly promoted team stay at the bottom position with 11 games lost. Meresta will face ABRO-Universitetas (#15) in Siauliai in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Gargzdai-Bremena will play at home against Mazeikiai.
Top scorers:
Meresta: L.Radavicius 25+3reb+4ast, A.Galkauskas 19+12reb+1ast, A.Maneikis 17+6reb+2ast, S.Slivka 13+6reb+3ast, K.Artamonov 10+1reb+4ast, S.Raziulis 6+5reb+4ast
Gargzdai: A.Gudaitis 18+9reb+1ast, M.Martinkus 16+5reb+6ast, K.Timofejevas 12+3reb+3ast, D.Matutis 10+2reb+4ast, M.Grigaitis 9+4reb+1ast, L.Lucinskas 8+2reb+2ast
gschID: 148370


Ezerunas-Karys - LKKA-Atletas 83-77

There was a surprise result when ninth ranked Ezerunas-Karys (7-7) defeated higher ranked LKKA-Atletas (8-6) in Moletai 83-77 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 6 points at the halftime before their 47-35 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Ezerunas-Karys shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 57.1 percentage. Forward Raimondas Ambrulaitis (199-82) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists. Guard Marius Kugauda (192-79) contributed with 19 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Four Ezerunas-Karys players scored in double figures. Guard Darius Gricius (195-86) replied with 22 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists and guard Sarunas Vingelis (192-89) added 15 points in the effort for LKKA-Atletas. LKKA-Atletas' coach Edas Nickus rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Ezerunas-Karys moved-up to seventh place, which they share with 4 other teams. Loser LKKA-Atletas dropped to the third position with six games lost. Ezerunas-Karys will face higher ranked Nafta Universitetas (#5) in Klaipeda in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. LKKA-Atletas will play on the road against the league's second-placed Delikatesas and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
Ezerunas-Karys: M.Kugauda 19+6reb+1ast, A.Slezas 19+4reb+1ast, R.Ambrulaitis 19+12reb+4ast, P.Lescinskas 13+4reb+1ast, G.Andrijauskas 7+1reb+5ast, B.Steponenas 3+5reb+3ast
LKKA-Atletas: D.Gricius 22+5reb+5ast, S.Vingelis 15+1reb+2ast, V.Sragauskis 10+2reb+2ast, E.Tviraga 8+5reb, T.Tamosiunas 7+3reb+1ast, A.Sakalauskas 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 148371


ABRO-Univ. - Zalgiris-Sabonio 66-65

There was an upset when higher ranked Zalgiris-Sabonio (8-6) was edged by fifteenth ranked ABRO-Universitetas (4-10) in Siauliai 66-65 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 11 points after three quarters before their 24-12 charge, which allowed them to win the game. ABRO-Universitetas forced 20 Zalgiris-Sabonio turnovers. Forward Edvinas Vaupsas (201-91) saved the victory with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 12 rebounds. Guard Rokas Giedraitis (195-92) contributed with 15 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Five ABRO-Universitetas players scored in double figures. Latvian guard Kaspars Vecvagars (191-93) replied with 13 points and 5 rebounds and forward Tauras Jogela (201-93) added 11 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Zalgiris-Sabonio. Zalgiris-Sabonio's coach Saulius Stombergas tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. ABRO-Universitetas maintains fifteenth position with 4-10 record. Loser Zalgiris-Sabonio keeps the third place with six games lost. ABRO-Universitetas will face higher ranked Meresta (#8) in Pakruojis in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Zalgiris-Sabonio will play on the road against Silute (#12).
Top scorers:
ABRO-Univ.: R.Giedraitis 15+8reb, A.Gurklys 13+3reb, N.Mika 13+1reb+2ast, E.Vaupsas 11+12reb+2ast, J.Jucikas 10+4reb+1ast, E.Grikstas 4+1reb+1ast
Zalgiris-Sabonio: K.Vecvagars 13+5reb+3ast, J.Tamulis 13+3reb, T.Jogela 11+5reb+1ast, R.Jakstas 9+6reb+2ast, S.Kymantas 6+6reb+1ast, M.Grigonis 5+3reb
gschID: 148372


Matinga-Juod. - Mazeikiai 97-101 OT

Top scorers:
Mazeikiai: D.Vaitelis 22+10reb+1ast, M.Stasys 21+6reb+6ast, P.Brown 19+3reb+3ast, R.Trakimas 14+6reb, M.Sidlauskas 13+3reb, M.Simonavicius 6+3reb+2ast
Matinga-Juod.: A.Birgelis 24+4reb+6ast, P.Gvazdaitis 21+10reb+2ast, A.Krivonis 18+9reb+7ast, Z.Kuklierius 12+3reb+4ast, K.Pupinis 10+7reb+2ast, A.Zibuda 8+1reb
gschID: 148368




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  LUXEMBOURG   


Scoring Leaders - DBBL
Points Per Game
 Lamonte ULMER
  Soleuvre
  (198-SF-86)
  Avg: 25.6
 1. Ulmer, Soleuvre25.6 
 2. Arre, BBC Nitia25.4 
 3. Rajniak, Basket E.25.1 
 4. Raji, Etzella25.1 
 5. Kennedy, Residence24.3 
 6. Perre, Musel Pikes23.3 
 7. Muller, T7121.3 
 8. Schumacher, T7120.9 
 9. Reimold, Basket E.20.3 
 10. Walker, Heffingen20.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Denell STEPHENS
  T71
  (193-F/G-86)
  Avg: 13.2
 1. Stephens, T7113.2 
 2. Gary, Musel Pikes11.4 
 3. Walker, Heffingen10.7 
 4. Carvalho, Heffingen10.1 
 5. Bassirou, Musel Pi.10.0 
 6. Raji, Etzella9.8 
 7. Ulmer, Soleuvre9.8 
 8. Djerman, Amicale9.7 
 9. Svitek, Basket Es.9.6 
 10. Muller, T719.0 
Assists Per Game
 Christian SCHARTZ
  Amicale
  (185-G-86)
  Avg: 4
 1. Schartz, Amicale4.0 
 2. Schumacher, T713.7 
 3. Ulin, Sparta3.6 
 4. Biever, Basket Es.3.1 
 5. Birenbaum, Amicale3.1 
 6. Rajniak, Basket E.3.0 
 7. Delgado, Etzella3.0 
 8. Di Bartolome., BBC2.9 
 9. Ruffato, T712.9 
 10. Polfer, Etzella2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Christopher JONES
  Amicale
  (188-G-90)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Jones, Amicale2.5 
 2. Kennedy, Residence2.5 
 3. Arre, BBC Nitia2.1 
 4. Reimold, Basket E.2.0 
 5. Perre, Musel Pikes2.0 
 6. Ulmer, Soleuvre1.6 
 7. Smith, Sparta1.6 
 8. Brown, Amicale1.4 
 9. Polfer, Etzella1.4 
 10. Carvalho, Heffing.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Brandon GARY
  Musel Pikes
  (202-F/C-83)
  Avg: 2
 1. Gary, Musel Pikes2.0 
 2. Walker, Heffingen1.7 
 3. Carvalho, Heffingen1.3 
 4. Hoffmann, Sparta1.3 
 5. Brown, Amicale0.9 
 6. Djerman, Amicale0.9 
 7. Ulmer, Soleuvre0.9 
 8. Reimold, Basket E.0.8 
 9. Bassirou, Musel Pi.0.7 
 10. Jorssen, Soleuvre0.6 


Billy McNutt strengthens Heffingen - by Eurobasket News
Heffingen bolstered their frontcourt. They added Billy McNutt (203-F-85) to the roster. The forward spent the last season with the West Coast Hotshots in IBL. His stats read 19.0 points and 11.1 rebounds per appearance. Previously Billy McNutt played for the Seattle Mountaineers in the ABA. Theforward has already debuted for Heffingen. He helped his new team earn a tough 85:83 win over Residence. Billy McNutt posted 23 points, 16 rebounds and 2 assists in the victory.

Standings
Diekirch League Standings
 1. T71 8-1 
 2. Sparta 7-2 
 3. Etzella 6-2 
 4. Basket Esch 5-3 
 5. Amicale 5-4 
 6. Musel Pikes 4-5 
 7. Soleuvre 3-5 
 8. Residence 3-6 
 9. BBC Nitia 1-7 
 10. Heffingen 1-8 


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Stats Leaders
Erste Basketball League Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
1 Mugosa M, Podgorica. 18.8
2 Lopicic M, Lovcen. 17.0
3 Zejak I, Lovcen. 16.6
4 Lekovic A, Jedinstvo. 16.6
5 Seferovic V, Mogren 16.4
6 Medenica B, Ulcinj 15.2
7 Sutulovic M, Podgorica. 14.6
8 Kunjic I, Danilovgrad 14.6
9 Mijovic M,Teodo 14.4
10 Djokovic N, Lovcen. 14.4
Rebounds Per Game
1 Pejovic A, Sutjeska 8.2
2 Lopicic M, Lovcen. 7.4
3 Knezevic N, Jedinstvo. 5.8
4 Kunjic I, Danilovgrad 6.2
5 Bulajic N, Teodo 5.8
6 Popovic P, Sutjeska 5.8
7 Zejak I, Lovcen 5.4
8 Nicaj L, Podgorica 5.4
9 Cebalovic B, Danilovgrad 5.2
10 Patkovic F, Danilovgrad 5.8
Assists Per Game
1 Jelenic I, Mornar 4.1
2 Ratkovic B, Danilovgrad 4.0
3 Ivanovic N, Mornar 2.9
4 Scott A, Mornar. 2.8
5 Ljubenkovic S, Podgorica B 2.9
6 Djokovic N, Lovcen 2.9
7 Zarubica F, Sutjeska 2.9
8 Milosevic D, Teodo 2.6
9 Latkovic M, Ulcinj 2.5
10 Maricic Z, Mogren 2.4


EBL Stats Leaders: Milos Lopicic on Top - by Darko Pekic
After 5 round is the 2011-2012 season, the young giant from Cetinje, Milos Lopicic (216-C-90) leads the League in MVP index. He is averaging 17ppg, 7.4rpg, 1.2 apg while shooting 60% from the floor in only 26 minutes per game. Obviously, he is in great shape (21.2 index) and Lovcen fans can expect even better performances from him in the months to come. Lopicic is followed by Marko Mugosa (197-F-93). The supertalented Budcnost player on loan at KK Podgorica got a chance to prove what he can do in the Top Division and he is currently leading the League in points (18.8 ppg). Mugosa has 18.6 average index and if he continues to contribute like this he can expect a call from his beloved Buducnost soon. The third on the MVP list is the journeyman Vasilije Seferovic (193-G/F-85) with average index 18. He joined Mogren this season but it didn't take him long to prove his worth. On the forth place you will notice this name, Ivan Zejak (203-SF-87). The forward who was voted the 2011 Eurobasket.com All-Montenegrin League Most Improved Player of the Year, joined Lovcen before the season start and he is performang like he was used to in ABS Primorje. Zejak is followed by Marko Mijovic (188-G-87) who was considered one of the biggest talents in his generation. He is now in Tivat but he didn't forget to score (14.4 ppg). On the next place there is another sharp shooter, Milorad Sutulovic (196-G-90) with 15.6 average index points. Igor Kunjic (199-F-87) leads Danilovgrad in almost every cathegory and deserves the 7th place while the League Top Rebounder Andrija Pejovic (205-C-83) is eight. Boban Medenica (204-F-87, agency: Beo Basket) is the only Ulcinj's constant performer in the disappointing season so far with 14.6 average index. The Top Ten List is concluded with the veteran Nikola Vucurovic (200-G/F-80) who shines this year in Mogren yellow jersey.

EBL Coaching Changes: Curovic replaces Rakocevic - by Darko Pekic
KK Jedinstvo made another change in the coaching staff and appointed Aleksandar Curovic as the new head coach of the team. The interesting fact to know is that Curovic will be Jedinstvo's 3rd head coach in 2011/2012 season though only five rounds were played! Only a couple of weeks ago Goran Popovic was replaced with Zeljko Rakocevic after the first loss of the season. But Rakocevic was not able to make any important changes and the results is Jedinstvo currently placed in the bottom of the table with 0-5 record.

Aleksandar Curovic is a young coach from Podgorica who already has a lot of experience in women basketball. He was the head coach of Buducnost and Jedinstvo and won League titles in 2008 and 2011. He was also the head coach of Montenegrin U16, U18 and U21 Women National Teams. This will be his debut in professional men basketball and he will have a difficult task to leave a good impression against Mornar's machine tonight.


ABA League: Cibona defeated. Nikola Vucevic again! - by Darko Pekic
Although Buducnost fans expected a win tonight against one of theirs archrivals nobody expected it to be so brilliant. The final result (85:69) speaks for itself. Cibona came to Podgorica without Antwain Barbour (196-G/F-82, agency: Court Side, college: Kentucky) (injury problems) but it is not a good excuse because a team with such a great history and tradition must play better and show more even outside Croatia. Once again Buducnost had an outstanding Nikola Vucevic (208-F-90, college: USC) who scored 30 points, had 9 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 blocks and 1 steal. He had almost a perfect night, with only one shot missed and probably will get another Week MVP award. Vucevic was assisted by Marko Popovic (200-F-85) who also had a great shooting night (16 points- 50% from the 3 point line) and the usual suspect Jermaine Anderson (188-G-83, college: Fordham) with 13 points and 5 assists. Cibona didn't have anybody able to step up and ruin Buducnost's party. The newcomer Davor Kus (191-G-78, agency: Interperformances) scored 14, while Tomislav Zubcic (214-C/F-90, agency: Beo Basket) and Damjan Rudez (206-F-86) scored 13 each.

Buducnost - Cibona 85:69

Podgorica - ''Moraca'' Hall. Spectators: 2.000. Refs: Javor, Kolar, Jersan (Slovenija). Quarters: 20:9, 26:25, 22:24, 17:11.

Buducnost: Mihailovic, M. Popovic 16 (4-3), Milosevic 6 (5-2), Vucevic 30 (6-5), Djukanovic, Krstovic 2 (3-1), Radovic, Vitkovac 3 (3-1), Dubljevic 7 (4-3), A. Popovic 2 (1-0), Ivanovic 3 (2-1), Anderson 13 (4-3).

Cibona: Chase 5, Saton 12 (3-3), Zubcic 13 (4-4), Rudez 13 (3-2), Marcinkovic 2, Lalic, Rozic 3 (2-1), Harper 3 (6-1), Krstanovic, Zizic 2, Kus 14 (9-7), Kovacevic 2.


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Lockout - An ugly poker game - by Julius Johnson
If the NBA lockout were a poker game, one may say that the hands are face up on the table and both sides are bluffing.
Have you ever played the card game 'Indian?' Each player sticks a card to their own forehead for others to see. Each player tosses chips into the pot, not knowing their own card. but knowing the others. Pretty hilarious game to watch from the sidelines.

Why are the owners fighting so hard? Many teams are for sale. A good deal that adds 10mil of profits could add 100 mil in sales value if capitalized at 10%.

Numbers have been tossed all over the place, but franchise resale value is what has fed NBA investment. Even though the Warriors sold for a record amount (mainly because of brisk revenues from ticket sales), many other franchises has seen their values level off or shrink for the first time ever.

The owners need a hone run to recapture value momentum.

Players are saying they only want what is fair.

The two side clearly see what the other wants, but continue to ignore each other, almost as if they can see the other's hand, but refuse to believe what they see.

The clear path to a deal is to have new players at the table.


Rubio back to Europe? - by Alex Yam
Rubio to consider Barcelona return during lockout

Posted Nov 19 2011 12:14PM
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio says he will consider playing for his former team Barcelona if the NBA season is canceled because of the ongoing lockout.

Rubio told Catalan radio ONA FM that 'I want to wait until I see there is no chance of resolving the situation, and then I will sign with another team.'
Rubio said that he would contact Barcelona to see if he could practice with the team while the lockout continues, similar to Los Angeles Lakers center Pau Gasol and his brother Marc Gasol of the Memphis Grizzlies.
Rubio said 'it would be nice to practice and play with the Gasols on Barca.'
The Timberwolves drafted the 21-year-old Spaniard in 2009, but Rubio chose to stay in Spain before moving to the U.S. this summer.

Courtesy of NBA.com


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


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DAY 4 OF 2011 SEA GAMES BASKETBALL - by Enzo Flojo
Consolation Round
CAMBODIA over MYANMAR, 84-80
CAM 84 - Sophoeun 34, Pek 22, Monh 12, Kim 11, Lov 3, Kim R 2, Sovann 0, Meas 0, Boroth 0
MYA 80 - Chan 21, Cho 20, Gyi 13, Ta 8, Phay 7, Gaung 6, Kyi 5, Min 0, Aye 0
QS: 28-22, 43-34, 63-58, 84-80

Best Players:
CAM: Oeun Sophoeun - 34pts, 21rebs, 3stls, 2asts, 1blk
MYA: Win Cho - 20pts, 14rebs, 2asts, 1stl, 1blk
Key Stats:
FT% - CAM 76% - MYA 58%
Rebounds - CAM 48 - MYA 41
Steals - CAM 13 - MYA 10

Semifinals
PHILIPPINES over MALAYSIA, 103-74
PHL 103 - Slaughter 16, Hodge 12, Garcia 11, Pascual 11, Salva 11, Parks 8, Ellis 7, Tiu 7, Lanete 7, Monfort 6, Ravena 5, Marcelo 2
MAS 74 - Batumalai 24, Kwaan 11, Ooi 10, Wee 8, Ng 7, Kuppusamy 5, Chee 5, Wong 2, Loh 2, Ong 0, Lau 0
QS: 23-19, 44-41, 73-60, 103-74

Best Players:
PHL: Clifford Hodge - 12pts, 3asts, 2rebs, 2stls, 1blk
MAS: Guga Batumalai - 24pts, 3rebs, 2asts, 2stls, 6 triples
Key Stats:
Rebounds: PHL 40 - MAS 25
Assists: PHL 21 - MAS 9
Points in the Paint: PHL 66 - MAS 18

THAILAND over INDONESIA, 65-62
THA 65 - Lertmalaiporn 16, Apiromvilaichai Dn 15, Jantuma 12, Kruatiwa 11, Ghogar 4, Kaedum 3, Sangthong 2, Klahan 2, Kongkum 0
INA 62 - Poedjakesuma 26, Gunawan 12, Sitepu 8, Prawiro 5, Prihantono 5, Chandra 2, Dewanto 2, Situmorang 2, Ahmad 0, Wuysang 0, Indrawan 0
QS: 10-13, 30-31, 43-52, 65-62

Best Players:
THA: Darongpan Apiromvilaichai - 15pts, 4rebs, 3stls, 1ast, 1blk
INA: Andi Poedjakesuma - 26pts, 6rebs, 2asts, 6 triples
Key Stats:
FG% - THA 41% - INA 33%
FTs Made - THA 15 - INA 7
Points in the Paint - THA 30 - INA 16

Source: HoopNut.blogspot.com


PBA Round 12: Talk N Text keeps a leadership position - by Eurobasket News
The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Talk N Text as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Talk N Text defeated bottom-ranked Shopinas.com C. in Makati 96-83. The game was mostly controlled by Talk N Text. Shopinas.com C. managed to win fourth quarter 31-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Talk N Text made 31-of-38 free shots (81.6 percent) during the game. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Talk N Text made 8 blocks. It was a good game for center Japeth Aguilar (208-85, college: W.Kentucky) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 11 rebounds and 5 blocks. Guard Jayson Castro (173-86) contributed with 17 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Guard Jojo Duncil (185-83) replied with 16 points and 7 rebounds for Shopinas.com C.Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Talk N Text (7-1) have an impressive five-game winning streak. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Shopinas.com C. at the other side still closes the standings with ten games lost. Shopinas.com C. will play next round against Alaska Aces trying to get back on the winning streak. Talk N Text will try to continue on its current victory against second ranked Rain or Shine in Manila.
Important game to mention about took place in Pasig. Sixth ranked Meralco Bolts (6-4) saved a 2-point victory on the road edging 8th ranked Powerade T. (3-7) 98-96 on Wednesday evening. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Gabby Espinas (193-82) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 25 points and 11 rebounds and Asi Taulava who added 12 points and 12 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was forward Douglas Kramer (193-83) with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 15 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Meralco Bolts moved-up to fourth place. Powerade T. lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the eighth position with seven games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.

In the last two games of round 12 Barako Bull was beaten by Petron Blaze on the road 75-66. Powerade T. lost to Alaska Aces on its own court 111-121.


Powerade T. - Meralco Bolts 96-98

Important game to mention about took place in Pasig. Sixth ranked Meralco Bolts (6-4) saved a 2-point victory on the road edging 8th ranked Powerade T. (3-7) 98-96 on Wednesday evening. The guests were ahead by 4 points but lost the second period ending it with a 5-point deficit before their 19-12 run, which allowed them to win the game. Powerade T. was plagued by 31 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Gabby Espinas (193-82) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 25 points and 11 rebounds and naturalized Tonga center Asi Taulava (206-73, college: BYU-Hawaii) who added 12 points and 12 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was forward Douglas Kramer (193-83) with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 15 rebounds and swingman Gary David (187-78) scored 26 points and 5 rebounds (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line). Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Meralco Bolts moved-up to fourth place. Powerade T. lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the eighth position with seven games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Powerade T.: G.David 26+5reb+1ast, D.Kramer 17+15reb+3ast, J.Casio 14+4reb+4ast, A.Crisano 11+4reb+1ast, M.Lassiter 8+2reb+4ast, R.Lingganay 7+2reb+1ast
Meralco Bolts: G.Espinas 25+11reb, M.Cardona 18+4reb+1ast, A.Taulava 12+12reb+1ast, S.Mercado 11+4reb+1ast, C.Lanete 8+1reb+5ast, M.Borboran 7+4reb+1ast
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Petron Blaze - Barako Bull 75-66

No shocking result in a game when third ranked Petron Blaze (7-3) beat 5th ranked Barako Bull (5-4) in Manila 75-66. The hosts were ahead by 2 points but lost the second period ending it with a 1-point deficit before their 24-14 run, which allowed them to win the game. Petron Blaze outrebounded Barako Bull 53-41 including 18 on the offensive glass. They brought some defensive toughness making 10 blocks. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Arwind Santos (193-81) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 15 points, 14 rebounds and 4 blocks and guard Dennis Miranda (180-82) who added 21 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was guard Willie Miller (180-77) with 16 points and 7 rebounds and naturalized American center Dorian Pena (198-76, college: Coppin St.) scored 16 points and 7 rebounds. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Petron Blaze have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 7-3 record having just -2 point less than leader Talk N Text. Barako Bull at the other side keeps the fifth place with four games lost. They share the position with B-Meg Llam.. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Barako Bull: D.Pena 16+7reb, W.Miller 16+7reb+3ast, M.Pennisi 12+5reb+2ast, D.Allado 9+6reb+1ast, L.Najorda 4+1reb+1ast, J.Salvador 4+2reb+1ast
Petron Blaze: D.Miranda 21+5reb+2ast, A.Santos 15+14reb+2ast, L.Tugade 11+2ast, D.Ildefonso 8+12reb+3ast, A.Cabagnot 8+7reb+4ast, S.Baclao 4+8reb
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Powerade T. - Alaska Aces 111-121

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams when 8th ranked Powerade T. (3-7) lost to ninth ranked Alaska Aces (2-7) in Pasig 111-121. The game was mostly controlled by Alaska Aces. Powerade T. was better in third quarter 34-32. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 43-of-51 charity shots (84.3 percent) during the game, while Powerade T. only scored thirteen points from the stripe. Alaska Aces players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. Powerade T. was plagued by 33 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of guard LA Tenorio (178-84) who helped to win the game recording 23 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists and forward Anthony Dela Cruz (193-78, college: Cal-Irvine) who added 23 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was point guard Joseph Casio (177-86) with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 11 assists and naturalized American guard Marcio Lassiter (188-87, college: Cal.St. Fullerton) scored 25 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Alaska Aces maintains ninth position with 2-7 record. Powerade T. lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the eighth place with seven games lost. Alaska Aces will play against bottom-ranked Shopinas.com C. (#10) in Cubao in the next round. Powerade T. will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Powerade T.: J.Casio 26+2reb+11ast, M.Lassiter 25+8reb+5ast, G.David 20+2reb+2ast, D.Kramer 12+10reb, W.Antonio 6+5reb+2ast, C.Cruz 6+1reb+3ast
Alaska Aces: A.Dela Cruz 23+8reb+2ast, L.Tenorio 23+5reb+7ast, M.Baracael 22+6reb+2ast, J.Thoss 18+11reb+4ast, J.Reyes 8+8reb+1ast, E.Salamat 7+1reb
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Talk N Text - Shopinas.com C. 96-83

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Talk N Text as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Talk N Text defeated bottom-ranked Shopinas.com C. in Makati 96-83. The game was mostly controlled by Talk N Text. Shopinas.com C. managed to win fourth quarter 31-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Talk N Text made 31-of-38 free shots (81.6 percent) during the game. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Talk N Text made 8 blocks. It was a good game for center Japeth Aguilar (208-85, college: W.Kentucky) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 11 rebounds and 5 blocks. Guard Jayson Castro (173-86) contributed with 17 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Four Talk N Text players scored in double figures. Guard Jojo Duncil (185-83) replied with 16 points and 7 rebounds and forward Elmer Espiritu (192-85) added 13 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Shopinas.com C.Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Talk N Text (7-1) have an impressive five-game winning streak. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Shopinas.com C. at the other side still closes the standings with ten games lost. Shopinas.com C. will play next round against Alaska Aces trying to get back on the winning streak. Talk N Text will try to continue on its current victory against second ranked Rain or Shine in Manila.
Top scorers:
Shopinas.com C.: J.Duncil 16+7reb+2ast, P.Escobal 13+3reb, E.Espiritu 13+6reb+2ast, R.Jazul 7+3reb+5ast, R.Menor 6+3reb, J.Sena 6+11reb+2ast
Talk N Text: J.Castro 17+5reb+4ast, J.Aguilar 16+11reb+3ast, H.Carey 10+10reb+2ast, R.deOcampo 10+2reb+1ast, K.Williams 8+9reb+3ast, J.Dillinger 8+3reb+1ast
gschID: 151458




Espinas' double-double lands him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News
29-year old forward Gabby Espinas (193-F-82) put on an amazing game in the last round for Meralco Bolts and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 12.
He had a double-double of 25 points and 11 rebounds, while his team edged out Powerade T. (#8, 3-7) 98-96. Meralco Bolts is placed at 4th position in league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Meralco Bolts will need more victories to improve their 6-4 record. Espinas has many years of experience at Meralco Bolts, through which he has constantly improved. Espinas has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in rebounds (3rd best: 9.9rpg) and averages solid 1.1bpg and 52.5% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Marcio Lassiter (188-G-87) of Powerade T.. He is naturalized American guard in his first season at Powerade T.. In the last game Lassiter recorded impressive 25 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Bad luck as Powerade T. lost that game 111-121 to slightly lower-ranked Alaska Aces (#9, 2-7). Powerade T. is still second from the bottom in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 3-7 record. Lassiter is a newcomer at Powerade T. and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to another Powerade T.'s star - guard Joseph Casio (177-PG-86). Casio scored 26 points and passed eleven assists (!!!). Despite Casio's great performance Powerade T. lost 111-121 to slightly lower-ranked Alaska Aces (#9, 2-7). But his team cannot count on just these two top stars as they also need help of the other teammates. The chances of Powerade T. not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 7 games, recording just three victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Casio could try to bring Powerade T.'s a little bit higher in the standings. Casio has individually a great season in Philippines. After only 7 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in assists with 5.3apg (2nd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. LA Tenorio (178-G-84) of Alaska Aces - 23 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists
5. Douglas Kramer (193-F-83) of Powerade T. - 17 points, 15 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Anthony Dela Cruz (193-F-78) of Alaska Aces - 23 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Japeth Aguilar (208-C-85) of Talk N Text - 16 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Asi Taulava (206-C-73) of Meralco Bolts - 12 points and 12 rebounds
9. Marnel Baracael (191-F/G-85) of Alaska Aces - 22 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Joachim Thoss (203-C-81) of Alaska Aces - 18 points, 11 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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