EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 11/21/2011

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  ABA   


Richmond Elite roster - by Gianni Pascucci
Powerful front court players Demond Hickman (6'7''-F-87, college: Elizabeth City) and Brandon Macklin (6'8''-F/C-87) lead the Richmond Elite on the court. This down is the 2011-12 team roster of this ABA team, now competing in Colonial Division:

Jack Browne G/F 6-7 190 College: St. Paul's
Keith Crump G 6-2 170 College: Ferrum
Earl Gee G 5-10 155 College: Longwood
Demond Hickman F 6-7 235 College: Elizabeth City
Jelani Lawrence F 6-6 220 College: St. Francis
Brandon Macklin F 6-8 215 College: Charleston Southern
Aaron Mitchell G 6-2 190 College: Longwood
Maurice Reevey F 6-3 217 College: Virginia Tech
Brandon Rozzell G 6-2 185 College: VCU
Anthony Sally G 6-2 185 College: Western Kentucky
Tarik Wallace G 6-2 170 College: Arkansas
Chris Washington G 6-3 185 College: Virginia State
Anthony Wynn F 6-7 205 College: St. Paul's

Head Coach: George Lancaster
Coach Assistant: Ted Berry


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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   


Round 8: Union Olimpija loses the game and top position - by Eurobasket News
There was no lack of excitement in the last round games. The round ended with change at the leadership position, derby games, favorites losing the games and even winless team recording their first victory.

There was a change at the Adriatic League leadership position after last games. The most important game of round 8 took place in Tel-Aviv between two undefeated teams where Israeli Maccabi T-A edged Slovenian Union Olimpija (7-1) 67-66 on Saturday night. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of Union Olimpija. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Union Olimpija won fourth quarter 21-13. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Worth to mention a great performance of power forward Lior Eliyahu (206-85, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) who helped to win the game recording 19 points and 9 rebounds and American-Israeli forward David Blu (201-80, college: USC) who added 13 points during the contest. American forward Deon Thompson (203-88, college: N.Carolina) responded with 15 points and 8 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Undefeated Maccabi T-A (7-0) have an impressive five-game winning streak. Defending Israeli champion (7-0) keeps a position of league leader. Union Olimpija at the other side dropped to the second place with one game lost. They share the position with Cedevita. They were replaced at the leadership position by Maccabi T-A. Union Olimpija will play next round against Cibona trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Maccabi T-A will try to continue on its current victory against third ranked Cedevita in Zagreb.
One of the most interesting games of round 8 was a derby match between two teams from Serbia. The game took place in Beograd where thirteenth ranked Radnicki K. won against host Zvezda (2-6) 84-79. The winners were led by American forward Mike Scott (203-86, college: Kent St.) who scored that evening 28 points and 6 rebounds and Steven Markovic supported him with 6 points and 14 assists. Even a double-double of 11 points and 10 assists by guard Bojan Popovic (191-83) did not help to save the game for Zvezda. Radnicki K. moved-up to tenth place, which they share with Crvena Zvezda. Zvezda lost third consecutive game. Radnicki K. will play against higher ranked KK Zagreb CO (#8) at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Zvezda will play against Krka in Novo Mesto and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Slovenian Zlatorog has finally registered their first victory this season after seven consecutive loses. The win is especially important as they defeated much higher ranked Serbian Partizan (6-2) 72-62 on Saturday. The best player for the winners was Vladimir Panic who scored 20 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. Vladimir Lucic produced 12 points and 7 rebounds for the guests. Partizan's coach rotated twelve players in this game, but that didn't help. Zlatorog (1-7) left bottom position moving up to twelfth place, which they share with Helios and Krka. Defending Serbian champion Partizan keeps the fourth position with two games lost. Zlatorog will meet Helios (#12) in the next round. Partizan will play against Hemofarm (#7) in Vrsac and hope to secure a win.
The game in Podgorica was also worth to mention about. 5th ranked Croatian Cibona (5-3) played at the court of sixth ranked Montenegrin Buducnost (5-3). Buducnost defeated Cibona 85-69. Nikola Vucevic orchestrated the victory by scoring 30 points and 9 rebounds (on 12-of-13 shooting from the field). Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Defending Montenegrin champion moved-up to fifth place, which they share with defeated Cibona. Buducnost's next round opponent will be HKK Siroki WWin (#9) in Siroki Brijeg. Cibona will play at home against the league's second-placed Union Olimpija (#2) in Ljubljana.
Third ranked Croatian Cedevita (7-1) crushed at home 12th ranked Slovenian Krka (1-7) by 22 points 89-67, which is the biggest margin this round on Sunday night. Worth to mention a quality performance of Miro Bilan who helped to win the game recording 19 points and 7 rebounds. Cedevita's coach Drazen Anzulovic felt very confident that he used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. Cedevita have an impressive six-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Union Olimpija. Krka lost third consecutive game. Defending Slovenian champion keeps the twelfth position with seven games lost. Cedevita will face league's leader Maccabi T-A in Tel-Aviv in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Krka will play at home against Zvezda (#11) in Beograd and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last two games of round 8 Helios lost to KK Zagreb CO on the opponent's court 57-72. Hemofarm managed to outperform Siroki WWin in a home game 74-70.



KK Zagreb CO - Helios 72-57

Rather expected game when 11th ranked Slovenian Helios (1-7) were defeated on the road by eighth ranked Croatian KK Zagreb CO (4-4) 72-57 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by KK Zagreb CO. Helios was better in fourth quarter 16-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Worth to mention a great performance of center Mario Kasun (213-80) who helped to win the game recording 20 points and 5 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and American power forward Sean May (203-84, college: N.Carolina) who added 14 points during the contest. Croatian power forward Drago Pasalic (208-84) responded with 11 points and swingman Vjekoslav Petrovic (193-81) scored 7 points and 6 rebounds. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. KK Zagreb CO have a solid three-game winning streak. Defending Croatian champion maintains eighth position with 4-4 record. Loser Helios dropped to the twelfth place with seven games lost. KK Zagreb CO will face Radnicki K. (#10) in Kragujevac in the next round. Helios will play at home against Zlatorog in Lasko and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
KK Zagreb CO: M.Kasun 20+5reb+3ast, S.May 14+4reb+2ast, D.Mulaomerovic 7+4ast, S.Ozbolt 6+5reb, P.Babic 6+5reb+2ast, K.Simon 5+1reb
Helios: D.Pasalic 11+4reb, B.Cresnar 10+3reb+1ast, D.Bubnic 8+2reb+2ast, V.Petrovic 7+6reb+1ast, D.Jeftic 6+3reb+1ast, D.Gay 6+5reb+2ast
gschID: 132979


Zlatorog - Partizan 72-62

Slovenian Zlatorog has finally registered their first victory this season after seven consecutive loses. The win is especially important as they defeated much higher ranked Serbian Partizan (6-2) 72-62 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Zlatorog. Partizan managed to win second period 12-10. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 29-of-34 free shots (85.3 percent) during the game. Strangely Partizan outrebounded Zlatorog 38-26 including a 16-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was Serbian forward Vladimir Panic (194-82, agency: 011 Sports) who scored 20 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. Guard Danijel Vujasinovic (180-89) chipped in 20 points, 6 assists and 5 steals. Forward Vladimir Lucic (202-89, agency: Beo Basket) produced 12 points and 7 rebounds and guard Dragan Milosavljevic (198-89) added 7 points and 9 rebounds respectively for the guests. Partizan's coach rotated twelve players in this game, but that didn't help. Zlatorog (1-7) left bottom position moving up to twelfth place, which they share with Helios and Krka. Defending Serbian champion Partizan keeps the fourth position with two games lost. Zlatorog will meet Helios (#12) in the next round. Partizan will play against Hemofarm (#7) in Vrsac and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Zlatorog: D.Vujasinovic 20+4reb+6ast, V.Panic 20+5reb+7ast, J.Brodnik 7+5reb, D.Cohadarevic 6+2reb+1ast, A.Omic 6+1reb, L.Lapornik 6+2reb
Partizan: M.Raduljica 12+4reb+1ast, V.Lucic 12+7reb, D.Andjusic 8+2reb+1ast, R.Katic 7+1reb, D.Milosavljevic 7+9reb+1ast, N.Pekovic 4+1reb
gschID: 132973


Hemofarm - Siroki WWin 74-70

Rather predictable result in Vrsac where seventh ranked Serbian Hemofarm (4-3) defeated 9th ranked Bosnian HKK Siroki WWin (3-5) 74-70 on Saturday. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 21-15. But HKK Siroki WWin won second period 21-20. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Hemofarm won last quarter 17-15. HKK Siroki WWin was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Boris Savovic (206-87) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 19 points and 13 rebounds and Montenegrin power forward Ivan Maras (208-86, agency: Beo Basket) who added 14 points during the contest. Hemofarm's coach Zeljko Lukajic used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Croatian-Bosnian forward Ivan Ramljak (203-90) responded with 15 points and 6 rebounds and Croatian forward Zeljko Sakic (203-88) scored 12 points and 5 assists. Hemofarm maintains seventh position with 4-3 record. Defending Bosnian champion HKK Siroki WWin keeps the ninth place with five games lost. Hemofarm will face higher ranked Partizan (#4) in Beograd in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. HKK Siroki WWin will play at home against Buducnost (#5) in Podgorica.
Top scorers:
Hemofarm: B.Savovic 19+13reb+2ast, I.Maras 14+3reb, M.Sutalo 9, N.Dangubic 8+2reb+5ast, L.Mitrovic 7+2reb, M.Jeremic 7+5reb+2ast
Siroki WWin: I.Ramljak 15+6reb+2ast, Z.Sakic 12+4reb+5ast, D.Planinic 12+3reb+1ast, J.Vladovic 8+3reb+1ast, B.Barac 7+3reb, F.Pilepic 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 132974


Buducnost - Cibona 85-69

The game in Podgorica was also worth to mention about. 5th ranked Croatian Cibona (5-3) played at the court of sixth ranked Montenegrin Buducnost (5-3). Buducnost defeated Cibona 85-69. The game was mostly controlled by Buducnost. Cibona was better in third quarter 24-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Cibona 30-18 including 23 on the defensive glass. 27 personal fouls committed by Cibona helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Forward Nikola Vucevic (208-90, college: USC) orchestrated the victory by scoring 30 points and 9 rebounds (on 12-of-13 shooting from the field). Forward Marko Popovic (200-85) contributed with 16 points for the winners. Power forward Tomislav Zubcic (214-90, agency: Beo Basket) replied with 13 points and 5 rebounds and guard Davor Kus (191-78, agency: Interperformances) added 14 points in the effort for Cibona. Four Cibona players scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Defending Montenegrin champion moved-up to fifth place, which they share with defeated Cibona. Buducnost's next round opponent will be HKK Siroki WWin (#9) in Siroki Brijeg. Cibona will play at home against the league's second-placed Union Olimpija (#2) in Ljubljana.
Top scorers:
Buducnost: N.Vucevic 30+9reb+3ast, M.Popovic 16+2reb+2ast, J.Anderson 13+2reb+5ast, B.Dubljevic 7, M.Milosevic 6+7reb, V.Mihailovic 3+2reb
Cibona: D.Kus 14+1reb+1ast, D.Rudez 13+2reb, T.Zubcic 13+5reb+1ast, G.Suton 12+2reb+1ast, B.Chase 5+1reb+3ast, D.Harper 3+1reb+2ast
gschID: 132975


Maccabi T-A - Union Olimpija 67-66

There was a change at the Adriatic League leadership position after last games. The most important game of round 8 took place in Tel-Aviv between two undefeated teams where Israeli Maccabi T-A edged Slovenian Union Olimpija (7-1) 67-66 on Saturday night. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of Union Olimpija. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Union Olimpija won fourth quarter 21-13. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Worth to mention a great performance of power forward Lior Eliyahu (206-85, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) who helped to win the game recording 19 points and 9 rebounds and American-Israeli forward David Blu (201-80, college: USC) who added 13 points during the contest. American forward Deon Thompson (203-88, college: N.Carolina) responded with 15 points and 8 rebounds and his fellow American import swingman Danny Green (198-87, college: N.Carolina) scored 10 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. Four Union Olimpija players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Maccabi T-A (7-0) have an impressive five-game winning streak. Defending Israeli champion (7-0) keeps a position of league leader. Union Olimpija at the other side dropped to the second place with one game lost. They share the position with Cedevita. They were replaced at the leadership position by Maccabi T-A. Union Olimpija will play next round against Cibona trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Maccabi T-A will try to continue on its current victory against third ranked Cedevita in Zagreb.
Top scorers:
Maccabi T-A: L.Eliyahu 19+9reb+1ast, D.Blu 13+3reb+2ast, K.Langford 11+5reb, R.Hendrix 8+6reb+2ast, Y.Ohayon 6+1reb+3ast, S.Schortsanitis 6+4reb+2ast
Union Olimpija: D.Thompson 15+8reb+1ast, S.Salin 12+4reb+3ast, D.Bertans 10+5reb, D.Green 10+6reb+7ast, A.Capin 8+3reb+3ast, B.Woodside 6+3ast
gschID: 132976


Cedevita - Krka 89-67

Third ranked Croatian Cedevita (7-1) crushed at home 12th ranked Slovenian Krka (1-7) by 22 points 89-67, which is the biggest margin this round on Sunday night. The game without a history. Cedevita led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 16-of-19 free shots (84.2 percent) during the game. Worth to mention a quality performance of forward Miro Bilan (212-89) who helped to win the game recording 19 points and 7 rebounds and Slovenian forward Matjaz Smodis (205-79) who added 13 points during the contest. Four Cedevita players scored in double figures. Cedevita's coach Drazen Anzulovic felt very confident that he used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. Jamaican center Jerome Jordan (213-86, college: Tulsa) responded with 13 points and 8 rebounds and swingman Zoran Dragic (196-89) scored 10 points and 5 rebounds. Cedevita have an impressive six-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Union Olimpija. Krka lost third consecutive game. Defending Slovenian champion keeps the twelfth position with seven games lost. Cedevita will face league's leader Maccabi T-A in Tel-Aviv in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Krka will play at home against Zvezda (#11) in Beograd and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Cedevita: M.Bilan 19+7reb, M.Bazdaric 14+2reb+2ast, M.Smodis 13+4reb+1ast, M.Car 12+1reb+3ast, L.Warren 9+2reb, V.Princ 7+4reb+2ast
Krka: J.Jordan 13+8reb+1ast, Z.Dragic 10+5reb+2ast, S.Pavic 9+4reb, M.Durkovic 5+5reb+1ast, J.Balazic 4+5reb+2ast, B.Krivec 4+2reb
gschID: 132977


Crvena Zvezda - Radnicki K. 79-84

One of the most interesting games of round 8 was a derby match between two teams from Serbia. The game took place in Beograd where thirteenth ranked Radnicki K. won against host Zvezda (2-6) 84-79. Zvezda was ahead by 2 points after three quarters before a 22-15 charge of Radnicki K., which allowed them to win the game. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. Zvezda was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. The winners were led by American forward Mike Scott (203-86, college: Kent St.) who scored that evening 28 points and 6 rebounds and Australian-Serbian guard Steven Markovic (190-85) supported him with 6 points and 14 assists. Even a double-double of 11 points and 10 assists by guard Bojan Popovic (191-83) did not help to save the game for Zvezda. Montenegrin power forward Bojan Subotic (206-90) added 14 points and 7 rebounds for the hosts. Four Radnicki K. and five Zvezda players scored in double figures. Radnicki K. moved-up to tenth place, which they share with Crvena Zvezda. Zvezda lost third consecutive game. Radnicki K. will play against higher ranked KK Zagreb CO (#8) at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Zvezda will play against Krka in Novo Mesto and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Radnicki K.: M.Scott 28+6reb+2ast, D.Simon 18+4reb+1ast, S.Sinovec 10+5reb+3ast, S.Bircevic 10+3reb, D.Mijatovic 7+3reb, S.Markovic 6+4reb+14ast
Crvena Zvezda: A.Milutinovic 16+4reb, B.Subotic 14+7reb+2ast, S.Lesic 14+6reb, B.Popovic 11+4reb+10ast, B.Lazic 10, P.Popovic 5+3reb
gschID: 132978




Standings
Adriatic League Standings
 1. Maccabi T-A 7-0 
 2. Union Olimpija 7-1 
 3. Cedevita 7-1 
 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. Helios 1-7 
 13. Krka 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. Kasun, KK.15.3 
 9. Simon, KK.14.9 
 10. May, KK.14.7 
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, Krka5.9 
 6. Kasun, KK.5.8 
 7. May, KK.5.7 
 8. Green, Union Olimp.5.6 
 9. Schortsaniti., Mac.5.6 
 10. Pasalic, Helios5.6 
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. Draper, Cedevita4.3 
 7. Simon, KK.4.1 
 8. Popovic, Crvena Z.4.0 
 9. Covic, Crvena Z.4.0 
 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, Cedevita2.0 
 5. Chase, Cibona1.9 
 6. Papaloukas, Macca.1.8 
 7. Green, Union Olimp.1.6 
 8. Car, Cedevita1.6 
 9. Baxter, Krka1.6 
 10. Markovic, Radnick.1.6 
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. Simon, Radnicki K.1.1 
 5. Vucevic, Buducnost1.0 
 6. Owens, Cedevita1.0 
 7. Pekovic, Partizan0.9 
 8. Hendrix, Maccabi0.8 
 9. Collins, Siroki W.0.8 
 10. Savovic, Hemofarm0.7 


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  ARGENTINA   


LigaA Round 1: #1 Regatas Corrientes are defeated by Quimsa - by Eurobasket News
The Second Stage in LigaA just started. There was no lack of interesting games this round. The round ended with defeat of the leader and favorites losing the games.

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Regatas Corrientes (11-4) at the home court on Friday night. Hosts were defeated by third ranked Quimsa (10-6) 72-65. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Regatas Corrientes. Quimsa made 17-of-20 free shots (85.0 percent) during the game. American forward Bernard Robinson (198-81, college: Michigan) stepped up and scored 24 points and 5 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws) for the winners and the former international forward Diego Lo Grippo (198-78) chipped in 19 points and 6 rebounds. At the losing side the former international guard Paolo Quinteros (186-79) responded with 20 points and 6 rebounds. Quimsa have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain third place with 10-6 record having just one points less than leader Regatas C. Regatas Corrientes at the other side still keeps top position with four games lost. They share it with Wuber-Est.Bahia. Quimsa are looking forward to face La Union (#5) in Formosa in the next round. Regatas Corrientes will play at home against the league's second-placed Libertad Sunchales (#2) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Sixth-ranked GECR Indalo (6-9) gave a tough game to first ranked Obras (12-3) in Comodoro R.. The visitors from Buenos Aires managed to secure only three-point victory 88-85. However their fans expected much easier game. International power forward Juan Gutierrez (205-83) nailed a double-double by scoring 21 points and 11 rebounds for the winning side and Martin Osimani accounted for 16 points. American forward Cedric McGowan (198-85, college: Cincinnati, agency: Court Side) came up with 23 points and 6 rebounds for GECR Indalo in the defeat. Obras have an impressive series of eight victories in a row. They maintain first place with 12-3 record. GECR Indalo lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the sixth position with nine games lost. They share it with Olimpico LB. Obras' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Buenos Aires to the arena Boca Juniors.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Penarol (9-6) against sixth ranked Olimpico de La Banda (6-9) on Friday night. Visiting Penarol was crushed by Olimpico de La Banda in La Banda 83-52. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Penarol. Denham Brown fired 20 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. Olimpico de La Banda's coach Gustavo Miravet felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Martin Leiva produced 9 points and 5 rebounds for lost side. Olimpico de La Banda maintains sixth place with 6-9 record, which they share with GECR Indalo. Defending champion Penarol keeps the third position with six games lost. Olimpico de La Banda will meet at home league's second-placed Wuber-Est.Bahia in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Penarol will play against Atenas in Cordoba and hope to secure a win.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Quimsa (10-6) against fifth ranked La Union (7-9) on Wednesday night. Visiting Quimsa was defeated by La Union in a tough game in Formosa 68-74. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Quimsa. Americans were the main players on the court. Worth to mention a great performance of Joe Smith who helped to win the game recording 17 points and 8 assists. La Union maintains fifth place with 7-9 record. Quimsa at the other side keeps the third position with six games lost. La Union's next round opponent will be again higher ranked Quimsa (#3) in Santiado Estero and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
The game in Cordoba was also quite interesting. Second ranked Wuber-Est.Bahia (11-4) played at the court of 7th ranked Atenas (5-10). Wuber-Est.Bahia managed to secure a 9-point victory 89-80 on Thursday. Ricardo Sanchez stepped up with a double-double by scoring 29 points, 12 rebounds and 4 blocks for the winners. The victory was the third consecutive win for Wuber-Est.Bahia. They used an opportunity after Regatas C. lost their game and moved up joining them at the top position. Atenas lost their fifth game in a row. They keep the seventh place with ten games lost. Wuber-Est.Bahia will face Olimpico de La Banda (#6) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Atenas will play against Penarol in Mar del Plata.

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 1: Club 9 was destroyed by Boca Jrs on the opponent's court 80-60. Lanus managed to outperform San Mart.C. in a home game 79-70. Libertad S. managed to beat La Union on the road 80-68. Quilmes MP was defeated by Sionista on its own court 77-81.



Olimpico LB - Penarol 83-52

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Penarol (9-6) against sixth ranked Olimpico de La Banda (6-9) on Friday night. Visiting Penarol was crushed by Olimpico de La Banda in La Banda 83-52. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Penarol. The game was mostly controlled by Olimpico de La Banda. Penarol managed to win third quarter 16-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Olimpico de La Banda held Penarol to an opponent 24.6 percent shooting from the field compared to 43.9 percent accuracy of the winners. They outrebounded Penarol 50-34 including a 42-30 advantage in defensive rebounds. Canadian forward Denham Brown (198-83, college: Connecticut, agency: Edge Sports) fired 20 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. D.John chipped in 15 points and 9 rebounds. Four Olimpico de La Banda players scored in double figures. Olimpico de La Banda's coach Gustavo Miravet felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The former international power forward Martin Leiva (208-80) produced 9 points and 5 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws) and guard Facundo Campazzo (180-91) added 8 points respectively for lost side. Olimpico de La Banda maintains sixth place with 6-9 record, which they share with GECR Indalo. Defending champion Penarol keeps the third position with six games lost. Olimpico de La Banda will meet at home league's second-placed Wuber-Est.Bahia in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Penarol will play against Atenas in Cordoba and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Penarol: N.Andres 9+6reb, M.Leiva 9+5reb+2ast, L.Gutierrez 9+5reb, F.Campazzo 8+4reb+3ast, S.Safar 8+4reb, P.Barrios 4+5reb
Olimpico LB: D.Brown 20+5reb+7ast, D.John 15+9reb, F.Malara 11+6reb+1ast, C.Romero 10+4reb+1ast, M.Ibarra 10+3reb, J.Machuca 5+2reb+1ast
gschID: 141127


La Union - Quimsa 74-68

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Quimsa (10-6) against fifth ranked La Union (7-9) on Wednesday night. Visiting Quimsa was defeated by La Union in a tough game in Formosa 68-74. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Quimsa. The game without a history. La Union led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Americans were the main players on the court. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Joe Smith (193-77, college: Al.-Huntsville, agency: Priority Sports) who helped to win the game recording 17 points and 8 assists. Forward Gregory Lewis (198-78, college: Winthrop, agency: Dream Team Management) contributed with 18 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Forward Bernard Robinson (198-81, college: Michigan) answered with 18 points and 6 rebounds and power forward James Williams (204-79, college: Brown Mackie, agency: Dream Team Management) added 6 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Quimsa. La Union maintains fifth place with 7-9 record. Quimsa at the other side keeps the third position with six games lost. La Union's next round opponent will be again higher ranked Quimsa (#3) in Santiado Estero and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Quimsa: B.Robinson 18+6reb, J.Pellot-Rosa 10+2reb, D.Tintorelli 8+5reb, S.Vega 7+1reb, N.Aguirre 7+4reb, D.Lo Grippo 6+6reb
La Union: G.Lewis 18+7reb, J.Smith 17+3reb+8ast, R.Wolkowyski 13+9reb, A.Marin 7+3reb+1ast, A.Pau 6, G.Mikulas 6+4reb+2ast
gschID: 160629


Boca Jrs - Club 9 80-60

Rather expected game in Buenos Aires where 7th ranked Club 9 (4-11) was crushed by fifth ranked Boca Juniors (8-7) 80-60 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Boca Juniors. Club 9 was better in fourth quarter 17-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Center Alejandro Diez (201-87) stepped up and scored 18 points (perfect from the field making all seven shots !!!) for the winners and the former international guard Maximiliano Stanic (178-78, agency: Players Group) chipped in 4 points and 13 assists. Boca Juniors' coach Oscar Sanchez used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. At the losing side American power forward Jazwin Cowan (205-83, college: Hampton, agency: Dream Team Management) responded with 15 points and 8 rebounds and forward Martin Melo (197-82) scored 13 points. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Boca Juniors moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Lanus and Sionista. Loser Club 9 keeps the seventh position with 11 games lost. Boca Juniors' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Buenos Aires Obras.
Top scorers:
Club 9: J.Cowan 15+8reb, J.Ayarza 14+2reb, M.Melo 13+4reb, L.Reinaudi 10+2reb, P.Orlietti 4+5reb, T.Frost 4+2reb
Boca Jrs: A.Diez 18+1reb, L.OBannon 12+3reb+2ast, D.Alston 10+6reb, F.Martina 10+1reb, M.Fierro 10+6reb+1ast, J.Brussino 8+4reb+1ast
gschID: 141122


Atenas - Wuber-Est.Bahia 80-89

The game in Cordoba was also quite interesting. Second ranked Wuber-Est.Bahia (11-4) played at the court of 7th ranked Atenas (5-10). Wuber-Est.Bahia managed to secure a 9-point victory 89-80 on Thursday. The guests trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 10-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 89-80. Wuber-Est.Bahia outrebounded Atenas 39-26 including a 31-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. They shot the lights out from three sinking 13 long-distance shots on high 52.0 percentage. Puerto Rican power forward Ricardo Sanchez (212-87) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 29 points, 12 rebounds and 4 blocks for the winners and international guard Juan Ignacio Sanchez (193-77, college: Temple) chipped in 8 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists. At the losing side the former international guard Bruno Labaque (183-77, agency: Interperformances) responded with 15 points and 6 assists and naturalized Italian forward Mariano Garcia (202-86) scored 12 points and 6 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. The victory was the third consecutive win for Wuber-Est.Bahia. They used an opportunity after Regatas C. lost their game and moved up joining them at the top position. Atenas lost their fifth game in a row. They keep the seventh place with ten games lost. Wuber-Est.Bahia will face Olimpico de La Banda (#6) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Atenas will play against Penarol in Mar del Plata.
Top scorers:
Atenas: M.Melvin 16+2reb, B.Labaque 15+3reb+6ast, M.Garcia 12+6reb, C.Hayes 10+4reb, J.Manuel Rivero 10, R.Garces 8+5reb
Wuber-Est.Bahia: R.Sanchez 29+12reb+2ast, F.Aguerre 14+3reb+2ast, J.Meyinsse 12+8reb, J.Mojica 12+2reb+5ast, J.Ignacio Sanchez 8+7reb+7ast, A.Zago 6+3reb
gschID: 141123


Regatas C. - Quimsa 65-72

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Regatas Corrientes (11-4) at the home court on Friday night. Hosts were defeated by third ranked Quimsa (10-6) 72-65. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Regatas Corrientes. Quimsa made 17-of-20 free shots (85.0 percent) during the game. American forward Bernard Robinson (198-81, college: Michigan) stepped up and scored 24 points and 5 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws) for the winners and the former international forward Diego Lo Grippo (198-78) chipped in 19 points and 6 rebounds. At the losing side the former international guard Paolo Quinteros (186-79) responded with 20 points and 6 rebounds and American forward Louis Roe (200-72, college: Massachusetts) produced a double-double by scoring 15 points and 12 rebounds. Quimsa have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain third place with 10-6 record having just one points less than leader Regatas C. Regatas Corrientes at the other side still keeps top position with four games lost. They share it with Wuber-Est.Bahia. Quimsa are looking forward to face La Union (#5) in Formosa in the next round. Regatas Corrientes will play at home against the league's second-placed Libertad Sunchales (#2) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Regatas C.: P.Quinteros 20+6reb+3ast, L.Roe 15+12reb+2ast, N.Romano 12+7reb+1ast, D.Kante 9+3reb, R.Stanton 6+2reb, N.De los Santos 3+3reb+4ast
Quimsa: B.Robinson 24+5reb+1ast, D.Lo Grippo 19+6reb, J.Pellot-Rosa 8+2reb+1ast, J.Williams 6+3reb, N.Aguirre 5+7reb+3ast, S.Vega 5+2reb
gschID: 141124


Lanus - San Mart.C. 79-70

Rather predictable result in Buenos Aires where fourth ranked Lanus (8-7) defeated 8th ranked San Martin Corrientes (4-11) 79-70 on Friday. The hosts trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 41-29 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Lanus dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to San Martin Corrientes' 30. Strangely San Martin Corrientes outrebounded Lanus 34-21 including 21 on the defensive glass. Naturalized Italian swingman Adrian Boccia (196-82) stepped up and scored 17 points for the winners and Panamanian power forward Jamaal Levy (206-83, college: Wake Forest, agency: Priority Sports) chipped in 16 points. At the losing side American forward William McFarlan (201-76, college: St.Thomas Aquinas, agency: Dream Team Management) responded with 14 points and 7 rebounds and guard Agustin Carabajal (179-78) scored 17 points. Lanus maintains fourth place with 8-7 record, which they share with Boca Jrs and Sionista. San Martin Corrientes lost their fourth game in a row. Newly promoted team dropped to the seventh position with 11 games lost. Lanus will face Sionista (#4) in Parana in the next round. San Martin Corrientes will play on the road against Quilmes MP in Mar del Plata and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
San Mart.C.: A.Carabajal 17+2reb+1ast, W.McFarlan 14+7reb+1ast, D.Beitzel 9+1ast, A.Eslava 8+6reb+1ast, F.Ramirez 7+1reb, M.Maciel 6+3reb+1ast
Lanus: A.Boccia 17+4reb+2ast, J.Levy 16+3reb+1ast, J.Pablo Cantero 11+1reb+1ast, T.Taylor 8+5reb+1ast, N.Laprovittola 8+4reb+2ast, M.Byro 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 141125


GECR Indalo - Obras 85-88

Sixth-ranked GECR Indalo (6-9) gave a tough game to first ranked Obras (12-3) in Comodoro R.. The visitors from Buenos Aires managed to secure only three-point victory 88-85. However their fans expected much easier game. The guests were ahead by 3 points but lost the second period ending it with a 3-point deficit before their 27-21 run, which allowed them to win the game. Obras made 27-of-30 charity shots (90.0 percent) during the game. GECR Indalo was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. International power forward Juan Gutierrez (205-83) nailed a double-double by scoring 21 points and 11 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws) for the winning side and Uruguayan guard Martin Osimani (194-81, college: Duquesne) accounted for 16 points. American forward Cedric McGowan (198-85, college: Cincinnati, agency: Court Side) came up with 23 points and 6 rebounds and guard Fernando Funes (193-83) added 17 points (made all of his eight free throws) respectively for GECR Indalo in the defeat. Five Obras and four GECR Indalo players scored in double figures. Obras have an impressive series of eight victories in a row. They maintain first place with 12-3 record. GECR Indalo lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the sixth position with nine games lost. They share it with Olimpico LB. Obras' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Buenos Aires to the arena Boca Juniors.
Top scorers:
GECR Indalo: C.McGowan 23+6reb, F.Funes 17+3reb+1ast, R.Gabini 14+4reb+1ast, P.Franco 11+2reb+1ast, A.Feeley 6+4reb+1ast, T.Shannon 5+1reb
Obras: J.Gutierrez 21+11reb+2ast, M.Osimani 16+2ast, A.Konsztatd 12+1reb+3ast, T.Field 11+5reb, T.Smith 11+2reb, J.Mazzaro 10+4reb
gschID: 141126


La Union - Libertad S. 68-80

Not a big story in a game in Formosa where 5th ranked La Union (7-9) was defeated by second ranked Libertad Sunchales (10-5) 80-68 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Libertad Sunchales. La Union was better in third quarter 27-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Guard Jonatan Treise (182-85) stepped up and scored 23 points for the winners and American center Robert Battle (204-81, college: Drexel, agency: Dream Team Management) chipped in 12 points and 9 rebounds. Four Libertad Sunchales players scored in double figures. At the losing side guard Ariel Pau (186-84) responded with 23 points and the former international forward Gabriel Mikulas (201-80, college: E.Carolina, agency: Interperformances) scored 10 points and 8 rebounds. The victory was the fifth consecutive win for Libertad Sunchales. They maintain second place with 10-5 record having just two points less than leader Regatas C. Loser La Union keeps the fifth position with nine games lost. Libertad Sunchales will face league's leader Regatas Corrientes on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. La Union will play against Quimsa (#3) in Santiado Estero and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
La Union: A.Pau 23+1reb, J.Smith 14+1reb+3ast, G.Mikulas 10+8reb+2ast, R.Wolkowyski 8+2reb, G.Lewis 5+5reb, J.Caceres 4+4reb+2ast
Libertad S.: J.Treise 23+4reb+1ast, J.Pittman 12+4reb, R.Battle 12+9reb+2ast, J.Bucknor 11+6reb+1ast, J.Emiliano Fernandez 9+1reb+1ast, A.Alloatti 6+8reb+2ast
gschID: 141120


Quilmes MP - Sionista 77-81

Everything went according to plan in Mar del Plata where fourth ranked Sionista (8-7) beat 8th ranked Quilmes MP (2-13) 81-77 on Friday. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Quilmes MP won fourth quarter 22-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a great shooting night for Sionista especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 57.9 percentage. The former international forward Juan Manuel Locatelli (198-75) stepped up and scored 22 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) for the winners and the former international swingman Matias Sandes (201-84) chipped in 14 points and 5 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Four Sionista players scored in double figures. At the losing side naturalized American guard Phillip McHopson (188-87, college: Idaho) responded with 23 points and 6 assists and American forward Louis Truscott (201-78, college: Houston, agency: Hart Sports Mngm) produced a double-double by scoring 18 points and 12 rebounds. Sionista maintains fourth place with 8-7 record, which they share with Boca Jrs and Lanus. Quilmes MP lost their tenth game in a row. Newly promoted team keeps the eighth position with 13 games lost. Sionista will face Lanus (#4) in Buenos Aires in the next round. Quilmes MP will play at home against San Martin Corrientes (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Quilmes MP: P.McHopson 23+3reb+6ast, M.James 22+4reb+2ast, L.Truscott 18+12reb, R.Howell 4+4reb, N.Ferreyra 4+1reb+1ast, G.Eseverri 3+2reb
Sionista: J.Manuel Locatelli 22+2reb, M.Sandes 14+5reb+1ast, E.Nelson 12+6reb+1ast, J.Villegas 12+3reb+1ast, D.Hure 9+7reb, R.Iglesias 5+3reb+5ast
gschID: 141121




LigaA round 1 (Second Stage) best performance: Ricardo Sanchez - by Eurobasket News
Puerto Rican Ricardo Sanchez (212-C/F-87) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for second-ranked Wuber-Est.Bahia, receiving a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 1 (Second Stage).
The 24-year old player had a double-double of 29 points and 12 rebounds, while his team beat Atenas (#7, 5-10) 89-80. Wuber-Est.Bahia maintains the 2nd position in Argentinian LigaA. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier in Second Stage. Wuber-Est.Bahia will need more victories to improve their 11-4 record. In the team's last game Sanchez had a remarkable eight three-pointers out of 15 attempts. He turned to be Wuber-Est.Bahia's top player in his first season with the team. Ricardo Sanchez has solid league stats. He is in league's top in assists (2nd best: 1.1apg).

The second best player in last round's games was 28-year old Italian power forward Juan Gutierrez (205-F/C-83) of Obras. Gutierrez had a very good evening with a double-double of 21 points and 11 rebounds. It was enough for Obras to edge GECR Indalo (6-9) 88-85. The Second Stage is still at the very beginning and this victory may help a lot. Let's wait for the next round. Gutierrez is well-known at Obras and is a proven leader in his second season with the team. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 17.1ppg (#5). He also registered 8.7 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was American guard Phillip McHopson (188-G-87) of Quilmes MP (#8). McHopson scored 23 points and passed six assists. Despite McHopson's great performance Quilmes MP lost 77-81 to Sionista (#4, 8-7). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. Quilmes MP can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 2-13 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for McHopson he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. McHopson has individually a great season in Argentina. After 14 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 18.3ppg (3rd best). Phillip McHopson has also Argentinian passport and can play in the league with a status of domestic player.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Louis Truscott (201-F-78) of Quilmes MP - 18 points and 12 rebounds
5. Denham Brown (198-F-83) of Olimpico LB - 20 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists
6. Jonatan Treise (182-G-85) of Libertad S. - 23 points and 4 rebounds
7. Bernard Robinson (198-F-81) of Quimsa - 24 points and 5 rebounds
8. Paolo Quinteros (186-G-79) of Regatas C. - 20 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Maximiliano Stanic (178-G-78) of Boca Jrs - 4 points and 13 assists
10. Louis Roe (200-F-72) of Regatas C. - 15 points, 12 rebounds and 2 assists

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


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: 20.5
 1. Smith, La Union20.5 
 2. Meyinsse, Wuber-.18.5 
 3. McHopson, Quilm.18.3 
 4. Villegas, Sionista17.6 
 5. Gutierrez, Obras17.4 
 6. Quinteros, Regat.16.6 
 7. OBannon, Boca Jrs16.6 
 8. Gutierrez, Penarol16.2 
 9. Roe, Regatas C.16.1 
 10. Mikulas, La Union15.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Matias SANDES
  Sionista
  (201-F/G-84)
  Avg: 9.7
 1. Sandes, Sionista9.7 
 2. Garces, Atenas9.4 
 3. Gutierrez, Obras8.9 
 4. Battle, Libertad S.8.5 
 5. Lloreda, Olimpico.8.4 
 6. Mikulas, La Union8.3 
 7. Graves, Boca Jrs7.7 
 8. Leiva, Penarol7.6 
 9. McFarlan, San M.7.5 
 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. Stanic, Boca Jrs6.1 
 5. Martinez, Regat.5.7 
 6. Sucatzky, Atenas5.0 
 7. Victoriano, San M.4.2 
 8. Smith, La Union3.8 
 9. Osimani, Obras3.5 
 10. McHopson, Quilm.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. Ibarra, Olimpico.1.7 
 5. Lescano, Atenas1.7 
 6. Quinteros, Regat.1.6 
 7. Mojica, Wuber-Es.1.6 
 8. Aguirre, Quimsa1.6 
 9. Stanic, Boca Jrs1.6 
 10. Sanchez, Wuber-.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Josimar AYARZA
  Club 9
  (205-F-87)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Ayarza, Club 91.2 
 2. Battle, Libertad S.1.2 
 3. Roe, Regatas C.1.0 
 4. Garces, Atenas0.9 
 5. Rollins, San M.0.9 
 6. Williams, Quimsa0.9 
 7. Sanchez, Wuber-.0.9 
 8. Meyinsse, Wuber-.0.8 
 9. Aguerre, Wuber-.0.7 
 10. Johnson, Libertad.0.7 


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  AUSTRALIA   


Stats Leaders - NBL
Points Per Game
 Patrick MILLS
  Tigers
  (183-PG-88)
  Avg: 18.6
 1. Mills, Tigers18.6 
 2. Khazzouh, Kings18.6 
 3. Warren, 36ers17.9 
 4. Tragardh, Tigers17.8 
 5. Wilkinson, Breakers17.0 
 6. Lisch, Wildcats17.0 
 7. Wilson, Taipans16.5 
 8. Gill, Crocodiles16.2 
 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. Grant, Kings8.3 
 4. Simpsons, 36ers8.0 
 5. Rychart, Taipans7.5 
 6. Johnson, 36ers7.1 
 7. Crosswhite, Taipa.7.0 
 8. Worthington, Blaze7.0 
 9. Weigh, 36ers6.6 
 10. Bose, Kings6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Nathan CROSSWELL
  36ers
  (190-G-79)
  Avg: 5.6
 1. Crosswell, 36ers5.6 
 2. Gibson, Blaze5.5 
 3. Jackson, Breakers5.0 
 4. Mills, Tigers5.0 
 5. Martin, Hawks4.2 
 6. Bruce, Kings4.0 
 7. Gill, Crocodiles3.8 
 8. Wilson, Taipans3.5 
 9. Redhage, Wildcats3.4 
 10. Glover, Hawks3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Cedric JACKSON
  Breakers
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Jackson, Breakers2.8 
 2. Robbins, Wildcats2.3 
 3. Mims, Crocodiles1.7 
 4. Gibson, Blaze1.7 
 5. Gill, Crocodiles1.3 
 6. Lisch, Wildcats1.3 
 7. Dorsey, Tigers1.1 
 8. Crawford, Croco.1.0 
 9. Worthington, Blaze1.0 
 10. Cooper, Kings1.0 
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. Worthington, Blaze1.0 
 5. Simpsons, 36ers1.0 
 6. Forman, Hawks0.9 
 7. Pledger, Breakers0.9 
 8. Ballinger, 36ers0.8 
 9. Nevill, Wildcats0.8 
 10. Abercrombie, Brea.0.8 


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


NBL Round 7: Melbourne Tigers lose #1 position - by Eurobasket News
The round was rather attractive and full of interesting results. The round ended with change at the leadership position and favorites losing the games.

Round 7 in NBL means a new league leader. The biggest surprise took place in Findon where host Adelaide 36ers (2-5) beat league's leader Melbourne Tigers (6-3) 95-89 on Saturday evening. The hosts trailed by 2 points after three quarters before their 28-20 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Adelaide 36ers outrebounded Melbourne Tigers 49-31 including 18 on the offensive glass. International swingman Stephen Weigh (198-F/G-87) (198-87) fired 24 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. American forward Diamon Simpson (201-87, college: St.Mary's, CA) chipped in 18 points and 12 rebounds. Adelaide 36ers' coach Marty Clarke used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The former international point guard Patrick Mills (183-88, college: St.Mary's, CA) produced 32 points for lost side. Adelaide 36ers maintains ninth place with 2-5 record. Melbourne Tigers at the other side still keep top position with three games lost. They were joined at the leadership position by Wildcats who have the same record. Melbourne Tigers will play next round against Kings trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Adelaide 36ers will try to continue on its current victory against fifth ranked Gold Coast Blaze in Broadbeach.
Another exciting game was played in Sydney between sixth ranked Cairns Taipans and 5th ranked Kings where Cairns Taipans (4-4) beat Kings (3-5) on the road with 18-point difference 85-67. Worth to mention a great performance of American point guard Jamar Wilson (185-84, college: Albany, agency: Pro One Sports) who helped to win the game recording 18 points and 5 assists. Andrew Warren contributed with 21 points for the winners. The former international center Julian Khazzouh (209-86) answered with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds for Kings. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Cairns Taipans moved-up to fourth place. Kings at the other side dropped to the seventh position with five games lost. Cairns Taipans will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Kings will play on the road against the league's leader Perth Wildcats (#1) and hope to get back on the winning track.
A very close game took place in Cairns between Cairns Taipans and New Zealand Breakers. Sixth ranked Cairns Taipans (4-4) got a very close home victory over much higher ranked New Zealand Breakers (5-3). Cairns Taipans managed to escape with a 2-point win 80-78 on Sunday evening. It was a great evening for Jamar Wilson who led his team to a victory scoring 20 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. At the losing side Thomas Abercrombie responded with 21 points and 8 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Cairns Taipans moved-up to fourth place. Loser New Zealand Breakers dropped to the third position with three games lost. Cairns Taipans will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. New Zealand Breakers will play against Townsville Crocodiles in Wulguru and hope to secure a win.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Melbourne. First ranked Melbourne Tigers faced 3rd placed Perth Wildcats. Host Melbourne Tigers (6-3) defeated guests from Perth (6-3) 87-82. It was a key game for the top position in the league. It was an exceptional evening for Cameron Tragardh who led the winners and scored 22 points. Perth Wildcats' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Melbourne Tigers maintains first place with 6-3 record which they share with defeated Perth Wildcats. Melbourne Tigers' next round opponent will be Kings (#7) in Sydney which should be theoretically an easy game. Perth Wildcats will play at home against Kings (#7) in Sydney.
The game in Broadbeach was also quite interesting. 4th placed Townsville Crocodiles (3-3) played at the court of eighth ranked Gold Coast Blaze (3-3). Gold Coast Blaze defeated Townsville Crocodiles 87-75 on Saturday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Townsville Crocodiles. Anthony Petrie fired 16 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Gold Coast Blaze's coach Joey Wright allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Gold Coast Blaze moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Crocodiles. Gold Coast Blaze will face bottom-ranked Adelaide 36ers (#9) in Findon in the next round. Townsville Crocodiles will play on the road against New Zealand Breakers (#3) in Auckland and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last game of round 7 Wildcats defeated Hawks in Perth 86-70.


Blaze - Crocodiles 87-75

The game in Broadbeach was also quite interesting. 4th placed Townsville Crocodiles (3-3) played at the court of eighth ranked Gold Coast Blaze (3-3). Gold Coast Blaze defeated Townsville Crocodiles 87-75 on Saturday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Townsville Crocodiles. The game without a history. Gold Coast Blaze led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. The former international power forward Anthony Petrie (203-83) fired 16 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. American-Dominican guard Adris Deleon (180-84, college: E.Washington) chipped in 21 points. Gold Coast Blaze's coach Joey Wright allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. The former international forward Jacob Holmes (201-83) produced 13 points and 9 rebounds and American point guard Eddie Gill (184-78, college: Weber St., agency: Priority Sports) added 13 points and 4 assists respectively for lost side. Four Townsville Crocodiles players scored in double figures. Gold Coast Blaze moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Crocodiles. Gold Coast Blaze will face bottom-ranked Adelaide 36ers (#9) in Findon in the next round. Townsville Crocodiles will play on the road against New Zealand Breakers (#3) in Auckland and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Crocodiles: M.Cedar 14+3reb+2ast, J.Holmes 13+9reb, E.Gill 13+3reb+4ast, P.Crawford 12+4reb+3ast, E.Mims 8+1reb, G.Vanderjagt 7+3reb
Blaze: A.Deleon 21, A.Petrie 16+9reb+1ast, C.Goulding 12+5reb, M.Worthington 9+6reb+4ast, J.Harvey 8+2reb+2ast, A.Gibson 7+9reb+4ast
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Taipans - Breakers 80-78

A very close game took place in Cairns between Cairns Taipans and New Zealand Breakers. Sixth ranked Cairns Taipans (4-4) got a very close home victory over much higher ranked New Zealand Breakers (5-3). Cairns Taipans managed to escape with a 2-point win 80-78 on Sunday evening. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Strangely New Zealand Breakers outrebounded Cairns Taipans 40-24 including a 19-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a great evening for American point guard Jamar Wilson (185-84, college: Albany, agency: Pro One Sports) who led his team to a victory scoring 20 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. The former international power forward Alexander Loughton (205-83, college: ODU) helped adding 22 points. At the losing side New Zealand swingman Thomas Abercrombie (198-87, college: Washington St., agency: Priority Sports) responded with 21 points and 8 rebounds and Fiji-New Zealand forward Mika Vukona (198-82) scored 10 points and 6 rebounds. Five New Zealand Breakers players scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Cairns Taipans moved-up to fourth place. Loser New Zealand Breakers dropped to the third position with three games lost. Cairns Taipans will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. New Zealand Breakers will play against Townsville Crocodiles in Wulguru and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Breakers: T.Abercrombie 21+8reb+2ast, D.Corletto 15+2reb, G.Wilkinson 11+5reb+2ast, M.Vukona 10+6reb+3ast, C.Jackson 10+5reb+4ast, A.Pledger 8+6reb
Taipans: A.Loughton 22+4reb, A.Warren 21+4reb, J.Wilson 20+7reb+5ast, A.Grabau 8+3reb+2ast, I.Crosswhite 6+3reb+7ast, B.Hill 3+1reb
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Hawks - Wildcats 70-86

There was no surprise in Gwynneville where 8th ranked Wollongong Hawks (3-6) were defeated by third ranked Perth Wildcats (6-3) 86-70 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by Perth Wildcats. Wollongong Hawks was better in second period 23-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Perth Wildcats dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Wollongong Hawks' 28. Perth Wildcats forced 24 Wollongong Hawks turnovers. The former international forward Shawn Redhage (203-81, college: Arizona St., agency: Warren Sports International) fired 18 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. The former international power forward Matthew Knight (204-85, college: Loyola Mary) chipped in 14 points and 7 rebounds. Five Perth Wildcats players scored in double figures. Center Larry Davidson (206-83, college: Boise St.) produced 9 points and 9 rebounds and the former international power forward Oscar Forman (205-82) added 11 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Defending champion keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Tigers. Loser Wollongong Hawks keep the eighth place with six games lost. Perth Wildcats will face Kings (#7) in Sydney in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game.
Top scorers:
Hawks: S.Glover 12+1reb+4ast, O.Forman 11+5reb+1ast, L.Davidson 9+9reb, M.Campbell 8+1reb, R.Martin 7+2reb+2ast, J.Catron 7+4reb+1ast
Wildcats: S.Redhage 18+5reb+4ast, M.Knight 14+7reb, B.Robbins 12+5reb+3ast, J.Wagstaff 10+5reb+2ast, C.Tovey 10+4reb+4ast, K.Lisch 9+1reb+1ast
gschID: 138856


Kings - Taipans 67-85

Another exciting game was played in Sydney between sixth ranked Cairns Taipans and 5th ranked Kings where Cairns Taipans (4-4) beat Kings (3-5) on the road with 18-point difference 85-67. It looked good early as Kings took an 2-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Cairns Taipans had a 26-17 second period charge getting the lead and Kings were not able to take back game control losing it eventually 67-85. Cairns Taipans made 16-of-17 charity shots (94.1 percent) during the game. Worth to mention a great performance of American point guard Jamar Wilson (185-84, college: Albany, agency: Pro One Sports) who helped to win the game recording 18 points and 5 assists. His fellow American import guard Andrew Warren (195-87, college: Bradley, agency: Interperformances) contributed with 21 points for the winners. Five Cairns Taipans players scored in double figures. The former international center Julian Khazzouh (209-86) answered with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds and American power forward Jerai Grant (203-89, college: Clemson) added 13 points and 12 rebounds in the effort for Kings. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Cairns Taipans moved-up to fourth place. Kings at the other side dropped to the seventh position with five games lost. Cairns Taipans will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Kings will play on the road against the league's leader Perth Wildcats (#1) and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Kings: J.Khazzouh 17+11reb+1ast, B.Madgen 13+5reb+1ast, J.Grant 13+12reb+1ast, A.Bose 8+3reb+1ast, K.Ratzsch 7+4reb+2ast, L.Martin 5+1reb+4ast
Taipans: A.Warren 21+4reb, J.Wilson 18+2reb+5ast, A.Loughton 12+5reb+2ast, A.Grabau 11+4reb+2ast, J.Dowdell 10+6reb+1ast, I.Crosswhite 4+6reb+1ast
gschID: 138851


Tigers - Wildcats 87-82

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Melbourne. First ranked Melbourne Tigers faced 3rd placed Perth Wildcats. Host Melbourne Tigers (6-3) defeated guests from Perth (6-3) 87-82. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Perth Wildcats were ahead by 1 point after three quarters before a 27-21 charge of Melbourne Tigers, which allowed them to win the game. 24 personal fouls committed by Perth Wildcats helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was an exceptional evening for international power forward Cameron Tragardh (209-83, college: ORU) who led the winners and scored 22 points. American guard Ayinde Ubaka (193-85, college: California) accounted for 23 points for the winning side. The former international power forward Matthew Knight (204-85, college: Loyola Mary) came up with 24 points and 7 rebounds and point guard Brad Robbins (186-85) added 13 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists respectively for Perth Wildcats in the defeat. Perth Wildcats' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Melbourne Tigers maintains first place with 6-3 record which they share with defeated Perth Wildcats. Melbourne Tigers' next round opponent will be Kings (#7) in Sydney which should be theoretically an easy game. Perth Wildcats will play at home against Kings (#7) in Sydney.
Top scorers:
Wildcats: M.Knight 24+7reb, B.Robbins 13+8reb+5ast, J.Wagstaff 11+3reb, E.Bartlett 10+1reb+3ast, K.Lisch 6+5reb+3ast, C.Tovey 5+7reb+4ast
Tigers: A.Ubaka 23+3reb+2ast, C.Tragardh 22+4reb+3ast, R.Dorsey 18+3reb+1ast, D.Dillon 8+2reb+1ast, L.Walker 8+3reb+1ast, P.Mills 6+3reb+6ast
gschID: 138852


36ers - Tigers 95-89

Round 7 in NBL means a new league leader. The biggest surprise took place in Findon where host Adelaide 36ers (2-5) beat league's leader Melbourne Tigers (6-3) 95-89 on Saturday evening. The hosts trailed by 2 points after three quarters before their 28-20 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Adelaide 36ers outrebounded Melbourne Tigers 49-31 including 18 on the offensive glass. International swingman Stephen Weigh (198-87) fired 24 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. American forward Diamon Simpson (201-87, college: St.Mary's, CA) chipped in a double-double by scoring 18 points and 12 rebounds. Four Adelaide 36ers players scored in double figures. Adelaide 36ers' coach Marty Clarke used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The former international point guard Patrick Mills (183-88, college: St.Mary's, CA) produced 32 points and American swingman Ronald Dorsey (197-83, college: McNeese St.) added 14 points and 7 rebounds respectively for lost side. Adelaide 36ers maintains ninth place with 2-5 record. Melbourne Tigers at the other side still keep top position with three games lost. They were joined at the leadership position by Wildcats who have the same record. Melbourne Tigers will play next round against Kings trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Adelaide 36ers will try to continue on its current victory against fifth ranked Gold Coast Blaze in Broadbeach.
Top scorers:
Tigers: P.Mills 32+3reb+3ast, C.Tragardh 18+4reb, R.Dorsey 14+7reb+2ast, A.Ubaka 9+3reb+3ast, L.Rush 8+4reb+1ast, L.Walker 5+6reb+3ast
36ers: S.Weigh 24+7reb+1ast, D.Simpson 18+12reb+2ast, C.Warren 16+2reb+2ast, D.Johnson 10+13reb+1ast, N.Herbert 9+4reb+1ast, M.Creek 6+4reb
gschID: 138853




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  AUSTRIA   


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


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


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


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Premier League Round 6: Minsk-2006 enjoy 6-0 record on top - by Eurobasket News
The most important game in the last round took place in Osipovichi between third ranked SBK Osipovichi (3-3) and fifth ranked BGUIR-RTI (2-3) on Tuesday night. SBK Osipovichi was defeated by BGUIR-RTI at home 91-80. The game was mostly controlled by BGUIR-RTI. SBK Osipovichi managed to win fourth quarter 25-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. 24 personal fouls committed by SBK Osipovichi helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was swingman Genniadiy Zakhar (198-92) who scored 21 points and 7 rebounds. Forward Aliaksandr Kuzmitski (198-92) chipped in 19 points. BGUIR-RTI's coach Siarhei Varyvodau used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was guard Dmitriy Zaitsev (190-81) who recorded 18 points and 5 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). BGUIR-RTI moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Rubon. SBK Osipovichi at the other side keeps the third position with three games lost.


An exciting game was played in Minsk. Top-ranked Minsk-2006 faced 3rd ranked SBK Osipovichi. Host Minsk-2006 (6-0) smashed guests from Osipovichi (3-3) 93-69. It was a good game for American forward Justin Knox (205-89, college: N.Carolina) who led his team to a victory with 29 points and 7 rebounds. Aleh Kojenets contributed with 19 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Minsk-2006's coach felt very confident that he used 11 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Center Viachaslau Skidan (205-85) replied with 15 points and 9 rebounds for SBK Osipovichi. Undefeated Minsk-2006 have an impressive six-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 6-0 record. SBK Osipovichi at the other side keeps the third place with three games lost.



The game in Minsk was also quite interesting. Second ranked Grodno-93 (5-1) played at the court of 6th ranked Minsk-2006 II (1-4). Grodno-93 defeated Minsk-2006 II 89-76 on Tuesday. Evgeni Ivanov scored 15 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the charge for the winners. The best for the losing side was Vladimir Krisevich with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 13 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players saving starting five for next games. Grodno-93 have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 5-1 record behind leader Minsk-2006. Newly promoted Minsk-2006 II keeps the sixth place with four games lost.





Minsk-2006 - SBK Osipovichi 93-69

An exciting game was played in Minsk. Top-ranked Minsk-2006 faced 3rd ranked SBK Osipovichi. Host Minsk-2006 (6-0) smashed guests from Osipovichi (3-3) 93-69. The game without a history. Minsk-2006 led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 74 of its points in the paint compared to SBK Osipovichi's 48. It was a good game for American forward Justin Knox (205-89, college: N.Carolina) who led his team to a victory with 29 points and 7 rebounds. The former international center Aleh Kojenets (208-77, college: NC-Wilmington) contributed with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Knox is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Minsk-2006's coach felt very confident that he used 11 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Center Viachaslau Skidan (205-85) replied with 15 points and 9 rebounds and guard Dmitriy Zaitsev (190-81) added 16 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for SBK Osipovichi. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Minsk-2006 have an impressive six-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 6-0 record. SBK Osipovichi at the other side keeps the third place with three games lost.


Top scorers:
SBK Osipovichi: D.Zaitsev 16+6reb, V.Skidan 15+9reb, D.Yarets 12+5reb, S.Volk 11+4reb+2ast, A.Olbrecht 8+2reb, A.Svirydov 4+3reb
Minsk-2006: J.Knox 29+7reb, A.Kojenets 19+12reb+1ast, R.Vergun 12+6reb+2ast, A.Semianiuk 10+1reb, C.Eldridge 7+2reb+2ast, A.Trastsinetski 5+1reb+1ast


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Minsk-2006 II - Grodno-93 76-89

The game in Minsk was also quite interesting. Second ranked Grodno-93 (5-1) played at the court of 6th ranked Minsk-2006 II (1-4). Grodno-93 defeated Minsk-2006 II 89-76 on Tuesday. The guests trailed by 11 points after first quarter, but they stormed back and won the game by 13 points. Swingman Evgeni Ivanov (202-84) scored 15 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the charge for the winners and the former international forward Andrei Mastou (202-84) chipped in 10 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. Five Grodno-93 players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was center Vladimir Krisevich (210) with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 13 rebounds and Lithuanian forward Ronaldas Rutkauskas (203-92) scored 21 points and 5 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players saving starting five for next games. Grodno-93 have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 5-1 record behind leader Minsk-2006. Newly promoted Minsk-2006 II keeps the sixth place with four games lost.


Top scorers:
Minsk-2006 II: R.Rutkauskas 21+5reb, V.Krisevich 21+13reb+1ast, V.Ignatchik 17+3reb+5ast, A.Korneenkov 6+3reb+1ast, A.Sharamet 6+3reb, P.Pronin 3+6reb
Grodno-93: I.Konuyshenko 15+1reb+1ast, E.Ivanov 15+9reb+5ast, K.Yafremov 13+3reb+1ast, Y.Hlebovich 12+6reb, V.Korzh 11+1reb+4ast, A.Mastou 10+7reb+1ast


gschID: 159832


SBK Osipovichi - BGUIR-RTI 80-91

The most important game in the last round took place in Osipovichi between third ranked SBK Osipovichi (3-3) and fifth ranked BGUIR-RTI (2-3) on Tuesday night. SBK Osipovichi was defeated by BGUIR-RTI at home 91-80. The game was mostly controlled by BGUIR-RTI. SBK Osipovichi managed to win fourth quarter 25-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. 24 personal fouls committed by SBK Osipovichi helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was swingman Genniadiy Zakhar (198-92) who scored 21 points and 7 rebounds. Forward Aliaksandr Kuzmitski (198-92) chipped in 19 points. BGUIR-RTI's coach Siarhei Varyvodau used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was guard Dmitriy Zaitsev (190-81) who recorded 18 points and 5 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) and guard Kiril Sitnik (190-89) added 16 points and 8 rebounds respectively. Four BGUIR-RTI and five SBK Osipovichi players scored in double figures. BGUIR-RTI moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Rubon. SBK Osipovichi at the other side keeps the third position with three games lost.


Top scorers:
SBK Osipovichi: D.Zaitsev 18+5reb+2ast, K.Sitnik 16+8reb+1ast, S.Volk 15+2ast, A.Svirydov 12+1reb+2ast, V.Skidan 12+8reb+2ast, D.Yarets 5
BGUIR-RTI: G.Zakhar 21+7reb, A.Kuzmitski 19+4reb, Y.Ignatiev 13+4reb+2ast, N.Strukov 11+5reb, A.Hrumiantsau 9+2reb+1ast, A.Papruha 8+2reb+3ast


gschID: 159833




Veremeenko - by Timur Tolokh

Veremeenko helped UNICS smash 'Olympia'
Group D

UNICS (Russia) - Union Olimpia (Slovenia) - 81:51 (18:20, 21:14, 22:5, 20:12)

UNICS Laydey - 22, Wilkinson - 20 + 5 for ... Vladimir Veremeenko - 11 + 4 a + 1 + 2 pass block-shot for 23:02.
Head coach UNICS told why Veremeenko so well played against Wards and admitted that he specially prepared heavy rated striker UNICS to play the position centering.
- There were concerns that without Java UNICS have too heavy against the Wards, but played brilliantly Veremeenko ...
- Volodya has phenomenal athleticism and phenomenal speed for his size, - not even Pashutin doslushivaet issue. - The speed is comparable, perhaps, with Khryapa and Kirilenko. Kirilenko, of course, quickly, but Veremeenko at growth 207 centimeters moves as a defender. We know that Java is an injury, and specially prepared by Volodya Ward, the last two days he trained only on the position centering. Of course, prepared and double attack to Ward fought with more than one Veremeenko, and the whole team. And the boys did it - admitted to Eugene Pashutin post-match press conference.


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


Stats Leaders - Premier League
Points Per Game
 Ronaldas RUTKAUSKAS
  Minsk-.
  (203-F-92)
  Avg: 21.4
 1. Rutkauskas, Minsk.21.4 
 2. Sitnik, SBK O.19.3 
 3. Zakhar, BG.14.8 
 4. Patupchyk, Sozh G.14.5 
 5. Kurapau, Minsk-20.14.3 
 6. Ignatchik, Minsk-.13.6 
 7. Knox, Minsk-200613.5 
 8. Sivalko, Rubon13.3 
 9. Hawkins, Minsk.12.5 
 10. Krisevich, Minsk-.12.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Pavel BLIZNETS
  Sozh Gomel
  (205-C-94)
  Avg: 12.5
 1. Bliznets, Sozh Gom.12.5 
 2. Zakhar, BG.10.0 
 3. Skidan, SBK O.8.5 
 4. Rutkauskas, Minsk.8.4 
 5. Hlebovich, Grodn.8.0 
 6. Kojenets, Minsk.7.3 
 7. Kurapau, Minsk-20.7.0 
 8. Knox, Minsk-20066.7 
 9. Drobyshevski., Soz.6.2 
 10. Krisevich, Minsk-.6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Dzmitry KUZMIN
  Grodno-93
  (196-G-75)
  Avg: 5.6
 1. Kuzmin, Grodno-935.6 
 2. Hodge, Minsk-20065.3 
 3. Papruha, BG.4.0 
 4. Akulich, Rubon4.0 
 5. Korzh, Grodno-933.3 
 6. Vergun, Minsk-20063.2 
 7. Murashko, BG.3.0 
 8. Eldridge, Minsk-20.3.0 
 9. Ignatchik, Minsk-.2.8 
 10. Sharipov, Grodno-.2.7 
Steals Per Game
 Anton PAPRUHA
  BG.
  (188-PG-93)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Papruha, BG.2.7 
 2. Hodge, Minsk-20062.3 
 3. Sapegin, Rubon2.3 
 4. Eldridge, Minsk-20.2.3 
 5. Zakhar, BG.2.2 
 6. Patupchyk, Sozh G.2.0 
 7. Yafremov, Grodn.2.0 
 8. Murashko, BG.2.0 
 9. Malkov, Rubon2.0 
 10. Ovsepian, Rubon1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Dzmitry KUZMIN
  Grodno-93
  (196-G-75)
  Avg: 0
 1. Kuzmin, Grodno-930.0 
 2. Akulich, Rubon0.0 
 3. Kurapau, Minsk-20.0.0 
 4. Strukov, BG.0.0 
 5. Kudrautsau, Minsk.0.0 
 6. Solianikov, Sozh G.0.0 
 7. Krisevich, Minsk-.0.0 
 8. Skidan, SBK O.0.0 
 9. Korzh, Grodno-930.0 
 10. Sitnik, SBK O.0.0 


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  BOSNIA   


Standings - BIH League
D1 Standings
 1. Igokea 7-1 
 2. Bosna 6-0 
 3. Capljina 5-2 
 4. Mladost 5-3 
 5. Leotar 4-3 
 6. Varda HE 4-3 
 7. Borac Nektar 3-3 
 8. Hercegovac 3-3 
 9. Zrinjski HT 3-4 
 10. Servitium 2-4 
 11. Brotnjo 2-6 
 12. Celik 1-6 
 13. Vogosca 0-7 
Play in international cups:
 1. Siroki WWin 0-0 


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  BRAZIL   


College Luiz Paulo dos Santos transfer to Slippery Rock - by Paulo Freire
Brazilian Big man Luiz Paulo Dos Santos (206-F/C-89) sign transfer to the Slippery Rock University.
Before The Rock he Attended Marshalltown Community College where he played in 21 games in 2010-11 season, and averaged 3.3 points, 3.2 rebounds and 0.6 blocks per gama while shotting 48.3 percent from the field (29-for-60).
The player is now the tallest player on the Rock roster and will be expect to win rebouts and fight for the defense.
In his first game in the new school score 7 points and grab 4 rebouts in only 9 minutes on the floor.



Standings - BNL
NBB Standings
 1. Flamengo 1-0 
 2. Pinheiros/Sky 1-0 
 3. Unitri/Universo 1-0 
 4. Cia do Terno 0-0 
 5. Itabom/Bauru 0-0 
 6. Liga Sorocaba 0-0 
 7. Minas 0-0 
 8. S.Jose/Unimed 0-0 
 9. Uniceub/BRB 0-0 
 10. Vila Velha 0-0 
 11. Vivo/Franca 0-0 
 12. Winner/Limeira 0-0 
 13. Araraquara 0-1 
 14. Paulistano 0-1 
 15. Tijuca TC 0-1 


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  BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS   


Mighty Scatliffe is 2011 BD Basketball Champions! - by David Edole
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI-- With two seconds remaining, a 3-point attempt by Braeden Chalwell was blocked by Dante Vanterpool and as the buzzer sounded, Althea Scatliffe Primary School erupted into celebration taking the 2011 BD Basketball Inter Primary Championship with a 28-25 victory over Cedar International School yesterday Saturday November 19, 2011.

Coach Travis Fonseca was understandably overjoyed and was full of praise for his team who played with pride, passion and aggression to overcome a very good team.

He was also full of praise for one of his star players, Kedrick Matthews, who recorded another double double in this years tournament. He finished with 11 points, 11 rebounds, 3 steals and 3 assists to lead his team to the win.

I feel great, we came out to play hard, the coach really helped us and we played great as a team, Matthews commented after the game.

Right from the start, ASPS led the game and a 5-4 first quarter lead became 13-8 at the end of the first half. That soon became 16-8 when Matthews made an interception and scored despite being fouled. He also made 1 of the 2 free throws.

Matthews scored again to make it 18 8, before Frankie Kalama got onto the score sheet for Cedar to pull it back to 18-11. Kalama was the hero of the wins in both the zone semi final and final for Cedar and went onto score 8 points, 4 rebounds, 6 steals and 1 assist.

An exchange of 2 pointers between Kai Turnbull and Jomoi Levons left the scores on 24 16 at the end of the 3rd quarter and as the 4th quarter started there was no indication of the drama and excitement that was to follow.

The first 3 minutes passed before the game burst into life in the final 3.

Jude Kinkead scored one of two free throws and when Dante Vanterpool was penalized for travelling, the Chalwell brothers made a great combination play to set up Kinkead under the basket for 2.

The score stood at 26-21 before Malik Jones relieved the relentless pressure from Cedar school with a 2- pointer to make it 28-21. Into the last minute, Matthews made another interception, finding Jones with a pass. He then passed to Renrick Massac Junior, but his attempted return pass went out of play to give Cedar back the ball.

On the offense, Kalama passed to Turnbull, but he travelled. Matthews then linked up with Vanterpool, the quick interchange of passes set up Matthews for the shot, but it was blocked. Kalama somehow got a pass away to Nick Chomiak who scored a 2 to make it 28-23.

Into the final 30 seconds, Turnbull on the attack was accidently tripped by Levons, Kalama picked up the loose ball and passed to Turnbull. His shot missed as Matthews picked up the rebound for Scatliffe. Kalama stole the ball back and as he fired off an unsuccessful shot which was fouled.

He scored both free throws to make it 28-25 and set up the final frantic seconds, but Matthews, with his last desperate defensive block and ASPS were not to be denied.

Im proud of my boys, commented Cedar coach Tony Smithen. Its our first year with a basketball programme so to finish second makes me very proud. We came out and played hard but ASPS are an excellent team, well coached and great passers.

Dante Vanterpool finished with 6 points, 4 rebounds and 6 blocks for ASPS. Kai Turnbull had 7 points, 4 rebounds, 2 blocks and 7 steals for Cedar.




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  CANADA   


CIS Round 5 results and stats - by Eurobasket News
After 5 rounds played we can already see who rules in the CIS and who belongs to weaker ones. The round was exceptionally exciting as four games ended with a tiny margin while 3 of them nedded overtime. There was no lack of interesting games this round. The round ended with change at the leadership position, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

There was a change at the CIS leadership position after last games. Round 5 most important game was a defeat of league's leader Varsity Reds (2-1). They were crushed by sixth ranked Huskies (2-3) 101-75 on Friday night. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Varsity Reds. The hosts trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 101-75. It was a great shooting night for Huskies especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.6 percentage. Forward Tory Fassett stepped up with a double-double by scoring 29 points and 11 rebounds for the winners and Brian Rouse chipped in 25 points. Guard Alex Desroches (193) responded with 10 points and 9 rebounds. Varsity Reds' coach gave up on the game allowing to play twelve players seeing no chance for a win. Huskies moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 5 other teams. Varsity Reds at the other side dropped to the third position with one game lost. They share it with 5 other teams. They were replaced at the leadership position by St.Francis X.. Varsity Reds will play next round against Axemen trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Huskies will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game.
The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Thunderwolves as it allowed them to take a leadership position after previous leader's (Varsity Reds) loss. Thunderwolves defeated 3rd placed Blues in Thunder Bay, ON 68-63. American guard Venzal Russel (188-87, college: Vermilion CC) nailed a double-double by scoring 15 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists for the winning side and Ryan Thomson accounted for 16 points and 4 assists. Thunderwolves' coach Scott Morrison allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Center Andrew Wasik (201) came up with 17 points and 6 rebounds for Blues in the defeat. Thunderwolves have a solid series of three victories in a row. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with 4 other teams. Blues at the other side dropped to the second place with two games lost. They share the position with 6 other teams. Blues will play next round against strong Gryphons trying to get back on the winning streak. Thunderwolves will try to continue on its current victory against fourth ranked Rams at Toronto, ON.
Undefeated Gryphons (2-1) recorded its first loss in Guelph, ON on Friday night. Hosts were edged by seventh ranked Rams (1-2) 68-66. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Gryphons. It was a key game for the second position in the league. The best player for the winners was Jordon Gauthier who scored 14 points and 9 rebounds. Daniel McCarthy produced 28 points and 8 rebounds for the hosts. Gryphons' coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total twelve players in this game, but that didn't help. Rams left bottom position moving up to second place, which they share with 6 other teams. Loser Gryphons dropped to the third position with one game lost. They share it with 5 other teams. Rams will meet league's leader Thunderwolves in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Gryphons will play against Blues in Toronto, ON and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 5: TRU lost to undefeated Victoria on the opponent's court 75-77. Saskatchewan managed to outperform Lethbridge in a home game 83-67. Manitoba rolled over Brandon on the road 94-74. UFV crushed UBC Okanagan on its own court 74-52. Winless Bishop's was smashed by Laval in Quebec City, QC 86-59. Winnipeg won against Alberta at home 71-70. Calgary unfortunately lost to Regina on the opponent's court 74-83. Laurier rolled over Queen's in a home game 88-62. McGill lost to undefeated UQAM on the road 35-51. Carleton smashed Western on its own court 96-43. McMaster won against York in Hamilton, ON 84-70. Waterloo outscored RMC at home 100-56. Windsor recorded a loss to Ottawa on the opponent's court 69-65. UBC crushed TWU in a home game 104-75. Dalhousie beat Cape Breton on the road 106-102.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 35 points (!!!) and 13 rebounds by Justin King of TRU.


Victoria - TRU 77-75

Very expected game in Victoria, BC where 6th ranked Wolfpack (2-3) was edged by leader Vikies (5-0) 77-75 on Friday. However just two-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. The hosts trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 1-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 77-75. Guard Ryan Mackinnon (193-89) stepped up and scored 18 points and 5 rebounds for the winners and guard Zac Andrus (180) chipped in 16 points and 6 rebounds. Vikies' coach Craig Beaucamp used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Justin King responded with a double-double by scoring 35 points (!!!) and 13 rebounds and forward Chas Kok (196) scored 7 points and 9 rebounds. Vikies have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain first place with 5-0 record. Loser Wolfpack dropped to the fourth position with three games lost. Vikies will face again Wolfpack (#8) in Kamloops, BC in the next round and are hoping to win another game.
Top scorers:
TRU: J.King 35+13reb+3ast, A.Pierre 12+5reb, K.Pribilsky 10+1reb+5ast, B.Parker 9+2reb+1ast, C.Kok 7+9reb+3ast, W.Ondrik 2+4reb+2ast
Victoria: R.Mackinnon 18+5reb+2ast, Z.Andrus 16+6reb+2ast, M.Berg 10+8reb+1ast, R.Theil 9+2reb+2ast, P.Anderson 8+2reb+1ast, M.Acheampong 7+4reb+1ast
gschID: 155626


Saskatchewan - Lethbridge 83-67

There was a surprise result in Saskatoon, SK where ninth ranked Huskies (2-2) defeated 4th placed Pronghorn (3-2) 83-67 on Friday. The hosts trailed by 11 points after first quarter, but they stormed back and won the game by 16 points. Huskies dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Pronghorn's 36. Huskies forced 27 Pronghorn turnovers. International forward Michael Lieffers (203-87) stepped up and scored 18 points and 8 rebounds for the winners and guard Evan Ostertag (183) chipped in 16 points. Daryl Cooper responded with 25 points and 7 steals (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and forward Dominyc Coward (198) produced a double-double by scoring 10 points and 10 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Huskies moved-up to sixth place. Loser Pronghorn keeps the fourth position with two games lost. Huskies will face again higher ranked Pronghorn (#5) in Lethbridge, AB in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Lethbridge: D.Cooper 25+3reb+3ast, D.Coward 10+10reb+1ast, T.McIntyre 6+5reb, J.Chief-Morris 5+3reb, N.Kovac 4+5reb, D.Waldner 4+7reb
Saskatchewan: M.Lieffers 18+8reb, E.Ostertag 16+2reb+3ast, P.Lomuro 14+3reb+3ast, D.Jones 10+2reb, B.Baker 9+2reb+3ast, C.Unsworth 6+7reb+2ast
gschID: 155623


Brandon - Manitoba 74-94

Everything could happen in Brandon, MB at the game between two tied teams. Both eleventh ranked Bisons and 10th ranked Bobcats had identical 1-3 record. But Bobcats were not able to use a home court advantage and were rolled over by the opponent from Winnipeg, MB 94-74 on Friday night. The game without a history. Bisons led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 70 of its points in the paint compared to Bobcats' 50. Kurtis Sansregret stepped up and scored 25 points for the winners and guard Keith Omoerah (193) chipped in 16 points and 9 rebounds. Emerick Ravier responded with 16 points and 8 rebounds and forward Donovan Gayle (193) produced a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Bisons (2-3) moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 5 other teams. Bobcats lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the thirteenth position with four games lost. Bisons will have a break next round. Bobcats will play again at home against Bisons (#11) in Winnipeg, MB and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Brandon: I.Bonhomme 19+3reb+4ast, E.Ravier 16+8reb+3ast, D.Gayle 16+11reb, A.Mounir 10+8reb+3ast, P.Matulu 5+1reb, M.Smith 4
Manitoba: K.Sansregret 25+3reb+1ast, T.Draward 20+2reb, K.Omoerah 16+9reb+3ast, J.Huertas 11+4reb+2ast, S.Walton 9+8reb+7ast, B.Speer 6+1reb
gschID: 155624


UFV - UBC Okanagan 74-52

Everything went according to plan in Abbotsford, BC where fifth ranked Cascades (4-1) outscored bottom-ranked Heat (0-3) 74-52 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Cascades. Heat was better in fourth quarter 14-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Heat's 28 and made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Heat 43-27 including a 30-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. Forward Jasper Moedt (203) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 12 rebounds for the winners and James York chipped in 11 points and 5 rebounds. Yassine Ghomari responded with 16 points and 5 rebounds and Simon Pelland scored 10 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. Cascades have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to second place. Loser Heat still closes the standings with three games lost. Cascades will face again Heat (#14) in Kelowna, BC in the next round which should be another easy win for them.
Top scorers:
UBC Okanagan: Y.Ghomari 16+5reb+2ast, S.Pelland 10+8reb+2ast, I.Con 8+3reb, E.Dane Medi 6+3reb+1ast, B.Macdonald 5+2reb+3ast, S.Morrison 4+1reb+1ast
UFV: J.Moedt 24+12reb, J.York 11+5reb+2ast, J.Friesen 11+5reb+1ast, K.Grewal 8+5reb+3ast, S.Freeman 8+3reb+1ast, M.James 4+6reb
gschID: 155625


Laval - Bishop's 86-59

Everything could happen in Quebec City, QC at the game between two tied teams. Both fifth ranked Rouge et Or and 4th placed Gaiters had identical 0-1 record. This time Rouge et Or used a home court advantage and outplayed the opponent from Lennoxville, QC 86-59 on Friday night. The game was mostly controlled by Rouge et Or. Gaiters was better in fourth quarter 21-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Naturalized Bosnian forward Boris Hadzimuratovic (204-91, college: High School) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 13 rebounds for the winners and swingman Etienne Labrecque (196-86, college: Quinnipiac) chipped in 14 points and 6 rebounds. Five Rouge et Or players scored in double figures. Guard Onnex Blackwood (188) responded with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 12 rebounds and Mitchell Pierman scored 12 points. Gaiters' coach already knew that his team would not have a big chance, so allowed to play eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Rouge et Or (1-1) left bottom position moving up to third place, which they share with Acadia. Loser Gaiters still closes the standings with two games lost. Rouge et Or will face league's second-placed Stingers in Montreal, QC in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week.
Top scorers:
Bishop's: O.Blackwood 14+12reb, M.Pierman 12+4reb, M.Andrews 11+4reb, S.Monplaisir 7+2reb, M.Post 5+1reb, R.Aristil 5+3reb
Laval: E.Labrecque 14+6reb+2ast, B.Hadzimuratovic 13+13reb, O.Lefebvre 11, H.Ryan 11+7reb+1ast, C.Deslauniers-Trottier 10+1reb+1ast, T.Dezutter 10+6reb+1ast
gschID: 155620


Winnipeg - Alberta 71-70

There was a surprise result in Winnipeg, MB where twelfth ranked Wesmen (2-3) edged 3rd placed Golden Bears (3-2) 71-70 on Friday. Golden Bears were trailing by 1 point at halftime but managed to get 6-point lead after three quarters before a 27-20 charge of Wesmen, which allowed them to win the game. American forward Benny Iko (198) stepped up and scored 13 points and 9 rebounds for the winners and forward Mark McNee (198) chipped in 12 points and 6 rebounds. Wesmen's coach Mike Raimbault used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Swingman Daniel Ferguson (191, college: Valdosta St.) responded with 24 points and international guard Jordan Baker (192-91, college: Utah Valley) produced a double-double by scoring 11 points and 16 rebounds. Four Golden Bears players scored in double figures. Wesmen moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 5 other teams. Loser Golden Bears dropped to the fourth position with two games lost. Wesmen will face again Golden Bears (#4) in Edmonton, AB in the next round.
Top scorers:
Alberta: D.Ferguson 24+4reb+3ast, J.Baker 11+16reb+3ast, A.Bates 11+4reb, L.Taylor 10+4reb+3ast, S.Saffa 5+2reb+1ast, T.Bergen-Henengouwen 5+5reb+2ast
Winnipeg: B.Iko 13+9reb, T.Krahn 13+3reb, E.Zimmerman 13+3reb+1ast, M.McNee 12+6reb+2ast, D.Brown 8+6reb+5ast, B.Duff 6+8reb+2ast
gschID: 155621


Regina - Calgary 83-74

There was an upset in Regina, SK where higher ranked Dinos (2-3) were defeated by fourteenth ranked Cougars (1-3) 83-74 on Friday. The hosts trailed by 2 points after three quarters before their 27-16 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Cougars made 20-of-26 free shots (76.9 percent) during the game. They also forced 19 Dinos turnovers. Gradyn Childerhose stepped up and scored 22 points and 5 rebounds for the winners and forward Paul Gareau (201) chipped in 20 points and 5 rebounds. Cougars' coach James Hillis used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Guard Tyler Fidler (206-89) responded with 16 points, 8 rebounds and 9 assists and center Josh Wolfram (200-92) scored 14 points and 8 rebounds. Four Dinos players scored in double figures. Cougars left bottom position moving up to seventh place, which they share with Memorial. Loser Dinos dropped to the fourth position with three games lost. Cougars will face again Dinos (#10) in Calgary, AB in the next round.
Top scorers:
Calgary: T.Fidler 16+8reb+9ast, A.McGuinness 14+6reb+3ast, J.Wolfram 14+8reb+1ast, K.Milburn 10+1reb+2ast, D.Reding 8+2reb+1ast, J.Owen-Thomas 5+1reb+2ast
Regina: G.Childerhose 22+5reb+2ast, P.Gareau 20+5reb+1ast, B.Hebert 10+2reb+7ast, C.Burns 8+9reb+1ast, J.Janotta 8+7reb+2ast, M.Campbell 6+5reb+1ast
gschID: 155622


Lakehead - Toronto Univ. 68-63

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Thunderwolves as it allowed them to take a leadership position after previous leader's (Varsity Reds) loss. Thunderwolves defeated 3rd placed Blues in Thunder Bay, ON 68-63. The hosts were ahead by 11 points but lost the second period ending it with a 3-point deficit before their 18-10 run, which allowed them to win the game. Thunderwolves forced 19 Blues turnovers and had a 14-3 advantage in offensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. American guard Venzal Russel (188-87, college: Vermilion CC) nailed a double-double by scoring 15 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists for the winning side and center Ryan Thomson (201-90) accounted for 16 points and 4 assists. Thunderwolves' coach Scott Morrison allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Center Andrew Wasik (201) came up with 17 points and 6 rebounds and Arun Kumar (183) added 13 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists respectively for Blues in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Thunderwolves have a solid series of three victories in a row. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with 4 other teams. Blues at the other side dropped to the second place with two games lost. They share the position with 6 other teams. Blues will play next round against strong Gryphons trying to get back on the winning streak. Thunderwolves will try to continue on its current victory against fourth ranked Rams at Toronto, ON.
Top scorers:
Toronto Univ.: A.Wasik 17+6reb+3ast, A.Kumar 13+6reb+5ast, J.Holmes 11+1reb+4ast, A.Hill 11+4reb+4ast, D.Glisic 4+3reb+3ast, B.Garvin 3+4reb
Lakehead: R.Thomson 16+3reb+4ast, V.Russel 15+11reb+5ast, B.Johnson 10+3reb+4ast, G.Carter 10+4reb+2ast, J.Jones 8+1reb, Y.Salhia 5+8reb+5ast
gschID: 155617


Laurier - Queen's 88-62

Rather predictable result in Waterloo, ON where leader Golden Hawks (3-0) smashed bottom-ranked Golden Gaels (0-3) 88-62 on Friday. The game without a history. Golden Hawks led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 16-of-20 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. Forward Maxwell Allin (193) stepped up and scored 15 points and 6 assists for the winners and William Coulthard chipped in 13 points. Five Golden Hawks players scored in double figures. Mackenzie Simpson responded with 14 points and 5 rebounds and forward Bernard Burgesson (198) scored 9 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. Golden Hawks have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with 4 other teams. Loser Golden Gaels still closes the standings with three games lost. Golden Hawks will face RMC (#7) in Kingston, ON in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Golden Gaels will play on the road against Warriors in Waterloo, ON and hope to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Queen's: M.Simpson 14+5reb+1ast, J.Lenz 9+4reb+1ast, B.Burgesson 9+4reb+1ast, N.Misljencevic 7+1reb, M.Baker 6+1reb, J.Josz 6+1reb
Laurier: M.Allin 15+3reb+6ast, K.Enright 14+1reb, W.Coulthard 13+1reb+3ast, K.Harrison 13+2reb+1ast, M.Hyde 11+2reb+3ast, M.Buckley 11+1reb+1ast
gschID: 155618


UQAM - McGill 51-35

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 3rd placed Redmen's (1-2) road loss to leader Citadines (2-0) 35-51 on Friday. The game without a history. Citadines led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Redmen to just 5 points in fourth quarter. Citadines forced 24 Redmen turnovers. Strangely Redmen outrebounded Citadines 39-24 including a 17-3 advantage in offensive rebounds. Forward Gregory Saint-Amand (193-88) stepped up and scored 8 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners and power forward Vincent Lanctot-Fortier (203) chipped in 10 points. Forward Tristan Renaud-Tremblay (201) responded with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 10 rebounds and Vincent Dufort scored 11 points and 6 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Citadines keep a position of league leader, which they share with UPEI. Loser Redmen dropped to the second place with two games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
McGill: T.Renaud-Tremblay 12+10reb+1ast, V.Dufort 11+6reb+1ast, K.Sy-Morissette 6+6reb+2ast, N.Nishikawa 2+4reb, C.Mazza-Anthony 2+2reb, T.Riley 1+3reb
UQAM: K.Bitondo 10+2reb+1ast, V.Lanctot-Fortier 10+3reb, G.Saint-Amand 8+8reb+4ast, T.Justin 8+2reb, A.Bernard 6+1reb, E.Cote-Kougnima 4+7reb+2ast
gschID: 155619


Carleton - Western 96-43

Everything went according to plan in Ottawa, ON where leader Ravens (3-0) outscored 8th ranked Mustangs (1-2) 96-43 on Friday. The game without a history. Ravens led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Mustangs to just 6 points in third quarter. Ravens dominated down low during the game scoring 44 of its points in the paint compared to Mustangs' 12. They outrebounded Mustangs 32-17 including a 27-11 advantage in defensive rebounds. Ravens shot the lights out from three sinking 14 long-distance shots on high 60.9 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Guard Elliot Thompson (191-89) stepped up and scored 20 points for the winners and international guard Philip Scrubb (194-92) chipped in 15 points. Four Ravens players scored in double figures. Guard Nathan Diloreto (188) responded with 15 points and Ryan Higgins scored 9 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. Ravens have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 3-0 record, which they share with 4 other teams. Loser Mustangs dropped to the second position with two games lost. Ravens will face Lancers (#7) in Windsor, ON in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Mustangs will play on the road against Gee-Gees (#3) in Ottawa, ON and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Western: N.Diloreto 15+4reb+1ast, R.Higgins 9+4reb, R.Barbeau 7+1reb+4ast, Q.Henderson 6+3reb+1ast, J.Bernard 5+3reb+3ast, P.Scholtes 1+1reb+1ast
Carleton: E.Thompson 20+2reb+3ast, T.Hinz 16+2reb+1ast, W.Manigat 16+1reb+4ast, P.Scrubb 15+4reb+3ast, T.Scrubb 13, K.Churchill 6+6reb
gschID: 155614


Guelph - Ryerson 66-68

Undefeated Gryphons (2-1) recorded its first loss in Guelph, ON on Friday night. Hosts were edged by seventh ranked Rams (1-2) 68-66. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Gryphons. It was a key game for the second position in the league. Gryphons were trailing by 6 points at halftime but managed to get 2-point lead after three quarters before a 23-19 charge of Rams, which allowed them to win the game. Rams had a 27-16 advantage in offensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was Jordon Gauthier who scored 14 points and 9 rebounds. Naturalized Italian guard Luke Staniscia (193-88) chipped in 12 points and 7 rebounds. Four Rams players scored in double figures. Guard Daniel McCarthy (188) produced 28 points and 8 rebounds and guard Kareem Malcolm (183) added 17 points and 4 assists respectively for the hosts. Gryphons' coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total twelve players in this game, but that didn't help. Rams left bottom position moving up to second place, which they share with 6 other teams. Loser Gryphons dropped to the third position with one game lost. They share it with 5 other teams. Rams will meet league's leader Thunderwolves in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Gryphons will play against Blues in Toronto, ON and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Guelph: D.McCarthy 28+8reb+2ast, K.Malcolm 17+2reb+4ast, Z.Angus 7+4reb+3ast, M.Clark 5+3reb+2ast, A.Campbell 5+3reb+1ast, A.Bering 2+5reb
Ryerson: O.Adegboruwa 17+1reb+2ast, J.Gauthier 14+9reb+2ast, L.Staniscia 12+7reb+1ast, J.Jones 10+3reb+2ast, J.Pryce 9+8reb, A.Gebrekerestos 4+2reb+1ast
gschID: 155615


Laurentian - Brock 91-99 OT

Brock needed 99:91 overtime win over Laurentian. Tipping stepped up with 24 points and Gibson netted 20.
Top scorers:
Laurentian: I.Pasquale 25+2reb+5ast, M.Hull 23+7reb+2ast, G.Serresse 18+4reb+1ast, A.Ratte 9+3reb+2ast, N.Yengue 6+6reb+1ast, S.Sheldon 5+2reb
Brock: J.Tipping 24+8reb+2ast, M.Gibson 20+6reb+1ast, A.Kraus 13+5reb+7ast, D.Mukendi 11+4reb, A.Ferguson 9+1reb+4ast, T.Kasamba 9+2reb
gschID: 155616


York - McMaster 70-84

There was no surprise in Toronto, ON where bottom-ranked Lions (0-3) were defeated by sixth ranked Marauders (2-1) 84-70 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Marauders. Lions was better in fourth quarter 26-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Guard Victor Raso (193) stepped up and scored 24 points and 9 rebounds for the winners and Nathan Mccarthy chipped in 13 points and 8 rebounds. Forward Nick Tufegdzich (201) responded with 12 points and 9 rebounds and guard David Tyndale (180) scored 13 points and 4 assists. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Marauders moved-up to third place, which they share with 5 other teams. Loser Lions still closes the standings with three games lost. Marauders will face league's second-placed Voyageurs in Sudbury, ON in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Lions will play at home against Badgers (#3) in St.Catharines, ON and hope to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
York: D.Tyndale 13+2reb+4ast, N.Robinson 12, N.Tufegdzich 12+9reb+1ast, M.Ziobrowski 6+7reb, R.Isaac 6+4reb+2ast, J.Bell 6+3reb
McMaster: V.Raso 24+9reb+3ast, N.Mccarthy 13+8reb, A.Redpath 10+4reb+3ast, A.Presutti 8+1ast, T.Black 8+6reb+1ast, J.Rocca 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 155611


Waterloo - RMC 100-56

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams in Waterloo, ON where seventh ranked Warriors (2-1) outleveled bottom-ranked RMC (0-3) 100-56 on Friday. The game without a history. Warriors led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to RMC's 26. They outrebounded RMC 51-23 including a 20-8 advantage in offensive rebounds. Guard Mike Wright (180-91) stepped up and scored 12 points and 6 assists for the winners and forward Brendan Smith (201-89) chipped in 10 points and 8 rebounds. Five Warriors players scored in double figures. Guard Idris Said-Madjid (198) responded with 23 points and guard Connor Duke (191) scored 12 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. Warriors moved-up to third place, which they share with 5 other teams. Loser RMC still closes the standings with three games lost. Warriors will face Golden Gaels (#6) in Kingston, ON in the next round. RMC will play on the road against the league's second-placed Golden Hawks in Waterloo, ON and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
RMC: I.Said-Madjid 23+2reb+2ast, C.Duke 12+3reb+3ast, J.Byun 9+1reb+4ast, A.Lavoie 4+6reb, N.Fowler 3+4reb+1ast, L.Wright 3+5reb+2ast
Waterloo: T.Stevenson 15+2reb+2ast, A.Melbourne 12+5reb+1ast, M.Wright 12+4reb+6ast, B.Smith 10+8reb+1ast, S.Pejicic 10+4reb+1ast, W.Bridge 9+4reb+1ast
gschID: 155612


Ottawa - Windsor 69-65

There was a minor upset in Ottawa, ON where 4th placed Lancers (2-1) were defeated by fourth ranked Gee-Gees (1-2) 69-65 on Friday. The hosts trailed by 9 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 4 points. International guard Warren Ward (196-89) stepped up and scored 22 points and 6 rebounds for the winners and Michael L'Africain chipped in 16 points. Gee-Gees' coach James DeRouin used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. Guard Enrico Diloreto (186-90) responded with 22 points and guard Rotimi Osuntola (196-92) scored 13 points and 7 rebounds. Gee-Gees left bottom position moving up to second place, which they share with 6 other teams. Loser Lancers dropped to the third position with one game lost. Gee-Gees will face Mustangs (#8) in London, ON in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Lancers will play on the road against the league's leader Ravens (#1) in Ottawa, ON and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Windsor: E.Diloreto 22+4reb+2ast, R.Osuntola 13+7reb, L.Phillip 10+7reb+2ast, J.Collins 8+6reb+2ast, J.McQueen 4+1ast, R.Christie 3+3reb
Ottawa: W.Ward 22+6reb+2ast, M.L'Africain 16+3reb+2ast, J.Berhanemeskel 16+2reb+3ast, G.Gonthier-Dubue 8+4reb+2ast, V.Gill 4, S.Grenon 3+3reb+4ast
gschID: 155613


UBC - TWU 104-75

Rather predictable result in Vancouver, BC where leader Thunderbirds (3-0) smashed 7th ranked Spartans (2-3) 104-75 on Thursday. The game without a history. Thunderbirds led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 19-of-24 free shots (79.2 percent) during the game. Thunderbirds forced 20 Spartans turnovers and outrebounded them 36-22 including 24 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Spartans were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. Swingman Kamar Burke (196-86) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 17 rebounds for the winners and American guard Doug Plumb (193, college: Minn.St.-Mankato) chipped in 25 points. American forward Kyle Coston (203-87, college: Portland St.) responded with 19 points and the other American import guard Tristan Smith (183-86) scored 15 points, 6 assists and 4 steals. Five Thunderbirds and four Spartans players scored in double figures. Spartans' coach already knew that his team would not have a big chance, so allowed to play twelve players seeing no chance for a win. Thunderbirds have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with 4 other teams. Loser Spartans dropped to the fourth place with three games lost. Thunderbirds will face again Spartans (#7) in Langley, BC in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game.
Top scorers:
TWU: K.Coston 19+4reb+1ast, T.Smith 15+1reb+6ast, S.Peter 14+3reb, C.Westbrook 14+4reb, W.Mallory 7+4reb+1ast, T.Linttell 3+1reb+2ast
UBC: D.Plumb 25+4reb, K.Burke 15+17reb+3ast, M.Williams 14+3reb+8ast, T.Nixon 14+4reb+1ast, N.Yu 14+3reb+6ast, G.Bath 10+2reb+1ast
gschID: 155607


Acadia - St.Francis X. 89-90 OT

St.Francis X needed overtime to beat Acadia 90:89. Thomas erupted with 26 points and 10 rebounds, while Dunn notched 20.
Top scorers:
Acadia: O.Klassen 26+19reb+5ast, B.States 18+5reb+1ast, A.Sears 14+2reb+3ast, J.Boutilier 14+6reb+3ast, L.Gale 6+2reb, T.Filgiano 4+5reb+4ast
St.Francis X.: T.Thomas 26+10reb+1ast, J.Dunn 20+5reb+1ast, S.Coupland 18+5reb+1ast, W.Donkoh 14+2reb+2ast, T.Vernon 5+2reb+10ast, R.Madera 4+2reb+1ast
gschID: 155608


Cape Breton - Dalhousie 102-106 OT

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams in Sydney, NS where bottom-ranked Capers (0-2) were defeated by eighth ranked Tigers (1-2) 106-102 on Friday. The guests trailed by 6 points after three quarters before their 31-25 charge, which allowed them to tie the game at the end of regular time and get a 4-point victory in overtime. It was a great shooting night for Tigers especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 55.0 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. Capers were plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Guard Jumol Mullings (185) stepped up and scored 24 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners and guard Casey Fox (193) chipped in 18 points and 6 rebounds. American guard Jimmy Dorsey (188) responded with a double-double by scoring 29 points, 8 rebounds, 10 assists and 4 steals and guard Al Alilovic (198) scored 16 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Four Tigers and five Capers players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Tigers left bottom position moving up to second place, which they share with 6 other teams. Loser Capers still closes the standings with two games lost. Tigers will have a break next round. Capers will play again at home against Tigers (#6) in Halifax, NS and hope to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Cape Breton: J.Dorsey 29+8reb+10ast, A.Alilovic 16+9reb+4ast, J.Glasgow 16+1reb, J.Smith 13+1reb+4ast, A.Geugjes 12+10reb+1ast, L.Macquarrie 7+1reb+3ast
Dalhousie: J.Mullings 24+5reb+6ast, C.Fox 18+6reb+2ast, W.Yengue 16+4reb+1ast, A.Arthur 13+4reb+3ast, R.Nortmann 13+4reb, S.Lopez 10+6reb+3ast
gschID: 155609


St.Mary's - New Brunsw. 101-75

There was a change at the CIS leadership position after last games. Round 5 most important game was a defeat of league's leader Varsity Reds (2-1). They were crushed by sixth ranked Huskies (2-3) 101-75 on Friday night. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Varsity Reds. The hosts trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 101-75. It was a great shooting night for Huskies especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.6 percentage. Forward Tory Fassett stepped up with a double-double by scoring 29 points and 11 rebounds for the winners and Brian Rouse chipped in 25 points. Guard Alex Desroches (193) responded with 10 points and 9 rebounds and guard Daniel Quirion (183) scored 15 points. Four Huskies and five Varsity Reds players scored in double figures. Varsity Reds' coach gave up on the game allowing to play twelve players seeing no chance for a win. Huskies moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 5 other teams. Varsity Reds at the other side dropped to the third position with one game lost. They share it with 5 other teams. They were replaced at the leadership position by St.Francis X.. Varsity Reds will play next round against Axemen trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Huskies will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game.
Top scorers:
New Brunsw.: D.Quirion 15+3reb+3ast, C.Swift 12+1reb+2ast, S.Amoah 11+5ast, M.Fosu 10+6reb+2ast, A.Desroches 10+9reb+3ast, J.Irvine 9+1reb
St.Mary's: T.Fassett 29+11reb+2ast, B.Rouse 25+4reb+2ast, M.Pink 15+1reb+3ast, R.Halpin 11+2reb+2ast, H.Ezenibe 9+8reb+4ast, J.Smith 8+3reb+3ast
gschID: 155610




Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Manny PASQUALE
  Laure.
  (183-G-)
  Avg: 29
 1. Pasquale, Laure.29.0 
 2. Dorsey, Cape Bret.25.5 
 3. Cooper, UPEI24.5 
 4. Yu, UBC24.5 
 5. Habib, Memorial24.5 
 6. Diloreto, Windsor24.3 
 7. King, TRU23.8 
 8. Mackinnon, Victoria23.5 
 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. Blackwood, Bisho.9.0 
 10. Desroches, New B.9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Ritchie KANZA MATA
  Dalho.
  (--)
  Avg: 8
 1. Kanza Mata, Dalho.8.0 
 2. Dorsey, Cape Bret.7.5 
 3. Collins, Windsor7.0 
 4. Vernon, St.Franc.6.3 
 5. Wright, Waterloo6.0 
 6. Shepherd, Memorial6.0 
 7. Barbeau, Western5.7 
 8. Yu, UBC5.5 
 9. Barrett, Saskatch.5.3 
 10. Quirion, New B.5.3 
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. Weatherill, Queen''s3.5 
 6. Dorsey, Cape Bret.3.5 
 7. Cooper, UPEI3.5 
 8. Nixon, UBC3.0 
 9. Brown, UPEI3.0 
 10. Baker, Alberta2.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Balraj BAINS
  UBC
  (206-C-)
  Avg: 2
 1. Bains, UBC2.0 
 2. Coward, Lethbridge1.8 
 3. Thomas, St.Franc.1.7 
 4. Andrews, Bishop''s1.5 
 5. Ezenibe, St.Mary''s1.5 
 6. Burke, UBC1.5 
 7. Tufegdzich, York1.3 
 8. Burns, Regina1.3 
 9. Ratte, Laurentian1.3 
 10. Nixon, UBC1.0 


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


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


Stats Leaders - CBA
Points Per Game
 Marcus WILLIAMS
  Shanxi Zh.
  (201-F-86)
  Avg: 32
 1. Williams, Shanxi Z.32.0 
 2. Gaines, Shanxi Zh.23.0 
 3. Green, Foshan18.0 
 4. Anderson, Shandon.18.0 
 5. Duan, Shanxi Zh.17.0 
 6. Gong, Fujian XX16.0 
 7. Sun, Shandong FB14.0 
 8. Maadanly, Foshan14.0 
 9. Douthit, Foshan14.0 
 10. Abbas, Fujian XX13.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Othello HUNTER
  Shandong FB
  (203-F-86)
  Avg: 21
 1. Hunter, Shandong21.0 
 2. Gaines, Shanxi Zh.19.0 
 3. Douthit, Foshan11.0 
 4. Abbas, Fujian XX9.0 
 5. Wu, Shandong FB7.0 
 6. Anderson, Shandon.6.0 
 7. Maadanly, Foshan6.0 
 8. Sui, Shandong FB5.0 
 9. Ping, Shanxi Zh.5.0 
 10. Zheng, Foshan5.0 
Assists Per Game
 Marcus WILLIAMS
  Shanxi Zh.
  (201-F-86)
  Avg: 5
 1. Williams, Shanxi Z.5.0 
 2. Liu, Shandong FB5.0 
 3. Abbas, Fujian XX5.0 
 4. Pan, Shanxi Zh.4.0 
 5. Anderson, Shandon.3.0 
 6. Maadanly, Foshan3.0 
 7. He, Foshan2.0 
 8. Xie, Fujian XX2.0 
 9. Green, Foshan2.0 
 10. Zheng, Foshan2.0 
Steals Per Game
 Othello HUNTER
  Shandong FB
  (203-F-86)
  Avg: 3
 1. Hunter, Shandong3.0 
 2. Pan, Shanxi Zh.3.0 
 3. Sun, Shandong FB2.0 
 4. Yanyuhang, Shando.2.0 
 5. Abbas, Fujian XX2.0 
 6. Green, Foshan2.0 
 7. Lin, Shandong FB1.0 
 8. Sui, Shandong FB1.0 
 9. Wu, Shandong FB1.0 
 10. Gong, Fujian XX1.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Marcus DOUTHIT
  Foshan
  (210-C/F-80)
  Avg: 3
 1. Douthit, Foshan3.0 
 2. Anderson, Shandon.2.0 
 3. Zeng, Foshan1.0 
 4. Zhang, Shanxi Zh.1.0 
 5. Zheng, Foshan1.0 
 6. Williams, Shanxi Z.1.0 
 7. Gaines, Shanxi Zh.1.0 
 8. Abbas, Fujian XX1.0 
 9. Liu, Shandong FB0.0 
 10. Hou, Foshan0.0 


Anthony Roberson and Will McDonald debuted for Fujian - by Eurobasket News
Anthony Roberson (188-G-83, college: Florida) and Will McDonald (206-C-79, college: S.Florida) debuted for Fujian as the imports signed the contracts with their new team before the season. Anthony Roberson and Will McDonald serve as the two import players for Fujian SBS. The head coach for Fujian is American Joseph Stiebing, who coached the Qatari National Team from 2004-06.
After leaving Florida after his junior season, Roberson has played for Memphis, Golden State, New York Knicks and Chicago in the NBA. He has also played in Israel and France.
Will McDonald played for C.B. Gran Canaria 2014 (Spain-ACB) in 2009 and in EuroCup averaged 11.1ppg, 4.7rpg, FGP: 55.6%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 58.8%. In Spanish League after 36 games his stats read 8.6ppg, 4.1rpg, FGP: 47.8%, 3PT: 9.1%, FT: 74.7%. In 2010-2011 he moved to DKV Joventut Badalona (Spain-ACB, starting five) and became the third top-scorer with 15.3ppg, 4.8rpg, FGP: 53.3%, 3PT: 21.4%, FT: 75.0%.
Fujian defeated Shanxi 111-95. Anthony Roberson had 27 points and 5 rebounds. Will McDonald had 19 points and 12 rebounds.



CBA First Round - by Robert Wang
CBA first round games result are listed here:
Foshan 79:93 Shandong, Fujian111:95Shanxi, Qingdao86:83Shanghai, Bayi111:101 Dongguan,
Guangsha 118:115 Tianjin, Guangdong111:78Zhejiang , Beijing103:90Jilin , Liaoning102:86 Jiangsu . JR Smith recover 20 points, 5 rebounds with 5 turnovers and 4 assists.Made 4-9 3-Pts. Yi Jianlian made 17 pts and 8 rebounds. Wilson Chandler received 43 pts and 22 rebounds with 4 assists.


CBA Plays Seven Games as Season Opens - by Arthur Volbert
Fujian defeated Shanxi 111-95. Anthony Roberson had 27 points and 5 rebounds. Will McDonald had 19 points and 12 rebounds. Gong Songlin scored 16. Zaid Abbas had 13 points, 9 rebounds, and 5 assists. Zhao Tailong scored 11. Xie Yacai and Yang Genglin each had 8. Zhang Yonggang scored 7. Marcus Williams had 32 points for Shanxi. Charles Gaines had 23 points and 19 rebounds. Young national team member Duan Jiangpeng scored 17 but had only 1 rebound and hit 3 of 11 three-pointers. No one else scored more than 6. This was a game dominated by imports.

Qingdao edged Shanghai 86-83. Hudson Lester (191-G-84, college: Tennessee-Martin) had 33 points and 5 rebounds. Former Shanghai prospect Li Gen scored 21. Chen Kai had 9 points and 4 rebounds. Cai Liang had 7 points and 6 rebounds. #32 had 6 points and 10 rebounds. Liu Wei had 21 points but no assists for Shanghai. Ryan Forehan-Kelly had 16 points and 6 rebounds. Mike Harris had 18 points and 12 rebounds. 7-3 Zhang Zhaoxu had 12 points and 8 rebounds. Meng Lingyuan had 9 points and 5 rebounds.

Wang Zhizhi had 17 points and 9 rebounds to lead Bayi to a 111-101 win over Dongguan. Delehei had 20 points and 6 rebounds. Xu Zhonghao had 16 points and 12 rebounds. Bayi may go far this year if these two young prospects fulfill their potential. Zhang Bo scored 19 and Wang Lei had 15. Young point guard Tian Yuxiang had 8 points and 3 rebounds in 21 minutes. Josh Akognon had 24 points for Dongguan. Number 8, an import, had 22 points and 13 rebounds. He Zhongmian had 13 points and 5 rebounds. Sun Tonglin had 9 points and 13 rebounds. Zhang Kai had 9 points and 8 rebounds. Qiu Baio scored 9 and Feng Qi had 8. Seven-footers Sun Zhe and Li Muhao had 2 points between them and together played a total of 6 minutes.

Zhejiang Guangsha defeated Tianjin 118-115 in double overtime. NBA import Chandler Wilson (203-F/G-87, college: De Paul) had 43 points and 22 rebounds for Guangsha. He played 50 minutes and dominated like an import of old. Zhang Wei had 18 points and 7 rebounds. Number 12 had 16 points and 5 rebounds. Zhao Dapeng and Zhang Yongpeng each had 8. Zhang Nan scored 29 for Tianjin. Donnell Harvey had 27 points and 13 rebounds. Rony Fahed had 11 points and 17 rebounds. Liu Hao had 18 points and 7 rebounds but only hit 1 of 10 two-point shots. Shen Tujun scored 14. Meng Xianglong scored 9.

Yi Jianlian had 17 points and 8 rebounds as Guangdong defeated Zhejiang 111-78. Wang Shipeng scored 14, Zhao Peng had 13 and Chen Jianghua scored 12. Dong Hanlin scored 11. James Singleton had 9 points and 9 rebounds. Su Wei and Zhu Fangyu scored 8. NBA import J. R. Smith scored 20 for Zhejiang to no avail. Josh Boone had 11 points and 5 rebounds. Tang Hai scored 11. National team player Ding Jinhui had 4 points and 5 rebounds.

Stephon Marbury had 29 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists as Beijing defeated Jilin 103-90. Randolph Morris had 18 points and 12 rebounds. Young big man Xu Yanxi had 23 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists. Chen Lei and Lee Hsueh-Lin each scored 11. Cartier Martin scored 37 for Jilin. Osama Daghlas had 16 points and 5 assists. Jameel Watkins had 10 points and 5 rebounds. Zhong Cheng had 8 points and 7 rebounds but hit only 1 of 5 three-pointers still thinking he can hit his outside shots rather using his 6-9 bulk inside.

Liaoning crushed Jiangsu 102-86. Yang Ming had 24 points and 5 rebounds. #25, and import, had 18 points and 8 rebounds. Li Xiaoxu had 15 points and 6 rebounds. Zhang Qingpeng had 14 points and 4 assists. 7-1 widebody Han Dejun had 13 points and 12 rebounds in 25 minutes. Josh Powell had 12 points and 13 rebounds. Yi Li had 19 points and 4 rebounds for Jiangsu. Hu Xuefeng scored 17. #50, an import, had 17 points and 15 rebounds. #23, an import, scored 15. Liu Yahui had 9 points and 7 rebounds.




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FEDERATION CUP FINALS 2011, GAME 2. - by Victor Garcia
Bukaros took a 2-0 lead in the Final Playoff of the 2011 Federation Cup, defeating the Orgulllo Paisa in the second game at Bucaramanga.
Bucaros start the game using the size of Bayona in the paint and the speed of Cage in the perimeter, however Orgullo Paisa with Heissler Guillent back had more offensive options and Stalin Ortiz more active from the beginning, with good help from Felipe Barrios.
The game arrived to the half close, but in the second half Dermarr Johnson explosion of three pointers lead the Bukaros to take a 20 points lead, in the third quarter both coaches took care of its starts and played with the bench, at the end Bukaros won with a 104-87 score and is on good way to win the Cup.
BUKAROS 104 - D. Johnson 28 pts.
ORGULLO PAISA 87 - S. Ortiz 22 pts.
BUKAROS LEADS 2-0



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  CROATIA   


A1 Standings
A1 Standings
 1. KK Split 5-1 
 2. Zabok 4-2 
 3. Zadar 4-2 
 4. Krizevci 4-3 
 5. Kvarner 2010 4-3 
 6. Svjetlost 3-3 
 7. Jolly 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


A1 Round 7: Kvarner 2010 is upset by Alkar Sinj - by Eurobasket News
The game between third ranked Kvarner 2010 (4-3) and ninth ranked Alkar Sinj (2-4) was the most important one in the last round on Saturday night. Kvarner 2010 was edged by Alkar Sinj in a tough game in Sinj 87-88. The hosts trailed by 8 points after three quarters before their 33-24 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Alkar Sinj had a 23-8 advantage in offensive rebounds. Guard Nikola Gaurina (199-83, agency: Interperformances) fired 17 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Forward Zeljko Zupic (205-81, college: Denver) chipped in 13 points, 9 rebounds and 5 blocks. Alkar Sinj's coach Stipe Blajic used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. Forward Dino Cinac (198-88) produced 17 points and 6 rebounds for lost side. Alkar Sinj maintains ninth place with 2-4 record, which they share with Darda. Kvarner 2010 at the other side dropped to the fourth position with three games lost. They share it with Krizevci. Alkar Sinj is looking forward to face higher ranked Borik Puntamika (#8) in Zadar in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Kvarner 2010 will play at home against Vrijednosnice OS (#10) in Darda and is hoping to win this game.
Very important is a home loss of second ranked Krizevci (4-3) against fourth ranked Zabok (4-2) on Saturday night. Host Krizevci was crushed by Zabok in Krizevci 92-68. It was a key game for the second position in the league. Worth to mention a great performance of point guard Stefan Zadravec (186-92) who helped to win the game recording 18 points (perfect from the field making all seven shots !!!). Domagoj Bubalo contributed with 14 points and 5 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. Forward Luka Zitko (201-81) answered with 13 points and 7 rebounds for Krizevci. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Zabok moved-up to second place, which they share with Zadar. Newly promoted Krizevci dropped to the fourth position with three games lost. They share it with Kvarner 2010. Zabok will play against Jolly (#7) in Sibenik in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Krizevci will play at home against Svjetlost in Slavonski Brod and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Zadar supposed to be also quite interesting. 5th ranked Jolly (3-3) played at the court of sixth ranked Zadar (4-2). Zadar smashed Jolly 93-64 on Sunday. It was a key game for the second position in the league. It was a great evening for Ivica Radic who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds. At the losing side Ronald Ross responded with 15 points, 5 assists and 5 steals. 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. Zadar moved-up to second place, which they share with Zabok. Loser Jolly dropped to the sixth position with three games lost. They share it with Svjetlost. Zadar will meet league's leader KK Split on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Jolly will play against the league's second-placed Zabok (#2) in Zabok and hope to secure a win.
The game in Slavonski Brod was also worth to mention about. 7th ranked Borik Puntamika (3-4) played at the court of eighth ranked Svjetlost (3-3). Svjetlost defeated Borik Puntamika 71-59. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Borik Puntamika. It was an exceptional evening for Ivan Tomeljak who led the winners and scored 16 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Svjetlost's coach Mladen Erjavec allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Svjetlost moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Jolly. Borik Puntamika at the other side dropped to the eighth position with four games lost. Svjetlost's next round opponent will be higher ranked Krizevci (#4) on the road and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Borik Puntamika will play against Alkar Sinj (#9) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last game of round 7 bottom-ranked Dubrovnik was defeated by Darda in a road game 92-75.


Alkar Sinj - Kvarner 2010 88-87

The game between third ranked Kvarner 2010 (4-3) and ninth ranked Alkar Sinj (2-4) was the most important one in the last round on Saturday night. Kvarner 2010 was edged by Alkar Sinj in a tough game in Sinj 87-88. The hosts trailed by 8 points after three quarters before their 33-24 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Alkar Sinj had a 23-8 advantage in offensive rebounds. Guard Nikola Gaurina (199-83, agency: Interperformances) fired 17 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Forward Zeljko Zupic (205-81, college: Denver) chipped in 13 points, 9 rebounds and 5 blocks. Alkar Sinj's coach Stipe Blajic used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. Forward Dino Cinac (198-88) produced 17 points and 6 rebounds and naturalized Bosnian guard Matija Ceskovic (192-81, agency: Court Side) added 20 points respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Alkar Sinj maintains ninth place with 2-4 record, which they share with Darda. Kvarner 2010 at the other side dropped to the fourth position with three games lost. They share it with Krizevci. Alkar Sinj is looking forward to face higher ranked Borik Puntamika (#8) in Zadar in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Kvarner 2010 will play at home against Vrijednosnice OS (#10) in Darda and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Alkar Sinj: F.Bubalo 17+2reb+2ast, N.Gaurina 17+5reb+1ast, Z.Zupic 13+9reb+1ast, J.Lozancic 11+7reb+2ast, D.Kanaet 7+9reb+3ast, J.Curkovic 6+5reb
Kvarner 2010: M.Ceskovic 20+3reb+3ast, T.Simovic 18+6reb, D.Cinac 17+6reb+3ast, I.Salamun 10+4reb+1ast, Z.Pehar 7+4reb, J.Surina 7+3reb+3ast
gschID: 149417


Darda - Dubrovnik 92-75

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 11th ranked Dubrovnik's (1-6) road loss to tenth ranked Vrijednosnice OS (2-4) 75-92. The hosts were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. Vrijednosnice OS dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Dubrovnik's 38. 31 personal fouls committed by Dubrovnik helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was an exceptional evening for Bosnian center Mato Peraica (203-81) who led the winners and scored 19 points and 9 rebounds (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field). Swingman Veljko Budimir (199-85, agency: Court Side) accounted for 18 points and 8 rebounds for the winning side. Four Vrijednosnice OS players scored in double figures. Swingman Antonio Ostric (200-89) came up with 17 points and Ivan Begic added 14 points respectively for Dubrovnik in the defeat. Dubrovnik's coach rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Vrijednosnice OS moved-up to ninth place, which they share with Alkar Sinj. Dubrovnik at the other side stay at the bottom position with six games lost. Vrijednosnice OS's next round opponent will be higher ranked Kvarner 2010 (#5) in Rijeka and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Darda: I.Milenkovic 22+4reb+1ast, R.Jugo 21+1reb+4ast, M.Peraica 19+9reb+2ast, V.Budimir 18+8reb+2ast, D.Meznaric 6+1reb, L.Panduric 5+6reb
Dubrovnik: A.Ostric 17+3reb+1ast, I.Begic 14+4reb+2ast, M.Lucic 12+4reb+3ast, R.Ciklic 8+1reb+1ast, N.Dosen 8+2reb+4ast, M.Peric 8+3reb+2ast
gschID: 149418


Zadar - Jolly 93-64

The game in Zadar supposed to be also quite interesting. 5th ranked Jolly (3-3) played at the court of sixth ranked Zadar (4-2). Zadar smashed Jolly 93-64 on Sunday. It was a key game for the second position in the league. The game without a history. Zadar led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 68 of its points in the paint compared to Jolly's 38 and made 19-of-24 free shots (79.2 percent) during the game. Zadar forced 21 Jolly turnovers and outrebounded them 43-25 including 18 on the offensive glass. It was a great evening for forward Ivica Radic (207-90) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds. Center Ive Ivanov (201-85) helped adding 16 points and 7 rebounds. Five Zadar players scored in double figures. At the losing side American guard Ronald Ross (188-83, college: Texas Tech) responded with 15 points, 5 assists and 5 steals and forward Ivo Josipovic (205-75, agency: Court Side) scored 18 points. 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. Zadar moved-up to second place, which they share with Zabok. Loser Jolly dropped to the sixth position with three games lost. They share it with Svjetlost. Zadar will meet league's leader KK Split on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Jolly will play against the league's second-placed Zabok (#2) in Zabok and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Zadar: G.Vrbanc 20+2reb, I.Radic 18+11reb+2ast, I.Ivanov 16+7reb, A.Delas 13+3reb+1ast, U.Zadnik 10+2reb+3ast, M.Ramljak 8+6reb+1ast
Jolly: I.Josipovic 18+3reb+1ast, R.Ross 15+3reb+5ast, D.Vrsaljko 11+7reb, L.Katura 9+2ast, T.Grubisic 6+1reb, M.Mrva 2+3reb+1ast
gschID: 149419


Krizevci - Zabok 68-92

Very important is a home loss of second ranked Krizevci (4-3) against fourth ranked Zabok (4-2) on Saturday night. Host Krizevci was crushed by Zabok in Krizevci 92-68. It was a key game for the second position in the league. The game without a history. Zabok led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to Krizevci's 40. Worth to mention a great performance of point guard Stefan Zadravec (186-92) who helped to win the game recording 18 points (perfect from the field making all seven shots !!!). Center Domagoj Bubalo (214-91) contributed with 14 points and 5 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. Forward Luka Zitko (201-81) answered with 13 points and 7 rebounds and the former international power forward Ivan Grgat (210-74, agency: Court Side) added 15 points in the effort for Krizevci. 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. Zabok moved-up to second place, which they share with Zadar. Newly promoted Krizevci dropped to the fourth position with three games lost. They share it with Kvarner 2010. Zabok will play against Jolly (#7) in Sibenik in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Krizevci will play at home against Svjetlost in Slavonski Brod and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Zabok: S.Zadravec 18+4reb+2ast, D.Bubalo 14+5reb, F.Kruslin 13+1reb+5ast, R.Lez 11+1ast, M.Drca 8+2reb, S.Jankovic 8+2reb
Krizevci: I.Grgat 15+4reb, L.Zitko 13+7reb+3ast, A.Hrkac 12+1ast, I.Svoboda 11+2reb+1ast, J.Glavinic 9+3reb+5ast, H.Sertic 3
gschID: 149415


Svjetlost - Borik 71-59

The game in Slavonski Brod was also worth to mention about. 7th ranked Borik Puntamika (3-4) played at the court of eighth ranked Svjetlost (3-3). Svjetlost defeated Borik Puntamika 71-59. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Borik Puntamika. The game was mostly controlled by Svjetlost. Borik Puntamika was better in third quarter 20-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was an exceptional evening for the former international guard Ivan Tomeljak (194-79) who led the winners and scored 16 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Center Matija Poscic (207-85, college: De Paul) accounted for 12 points and 12 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) for the winning side. Four Svjetlost players scored in double figures. Svjetlost's coach Mladen Erjavec allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Power forward Marino Sarlija (207-89) came up with 16 points and 8 rebounds and guard Mario Pesut (-90) added 11 points and 4 assists respectively for Borik Puntamika in the defeat. Svjetlost moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Jolly. Borik Puntamika at the other side dropped to the eighth position with four games lost. Svjetlost's next round opponent will be higher ranked Krizevci (#4) on the road and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Borik Puntamika will play against Alkar Sinj (#9) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Svjetlost: M.Karlovic 17+1reb+1ast, I.Tomeljak 16+5reb+4ast, M.Poscic 12+12reb+1ast, F.Basljan 10+3reb+1ast, L.Samadan 8+4reb, P.Zivkovic 4+2reb+1ast
Borik: M.Sarlija 16+8reb+1ast, M.Cakarun 12+3reb, M.Pesut 11+2reb+4ast, E.Banic 8+6reb+3ast, P.Maric 6+4reb+2ast, M.Jurjevic 4+1reb+1ast


Stats Leaders - A1
Points Per Game
 Ivan MIMICA
  KK Split
  (193-G-80)
  Avg: 22.5
 1. Mimica, KK Split22.5 
 2. Ceskovic, Kvarner19.3 
 3. Simovic, Kvarner18.8 
 4. Ross, Jolly18.2 
 5. Mrva, Jolly17.5 
 6. Sarlija, Borik17.0 
 7. Vrbanc, Zadar15.8 
 8. Tomeljak, Svjet.15.7 
 9. Cakarun, Borik14.6 
 10. Karlovic, Svjetlo.14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Teo SIMOVIC
  Kvarner .
  (205-C-84)
  Avg: 8.4
 1. Simovic, Kvarner8.4 
 2. Ivanov, Zadar8.0 
 3. Cakarun, Borik7.9 
 4. Radic, Zadar7.7 
 5. Ridl, Darda7.4 
 6. Cinac, Kvarner 20107.2 
 7. Poscic, Svjetlost7.2 
 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, Jolly4.3 
 4. Mimica, KK Split3.8 
 5. Dosen, Dubrovnik3.7 
 6. Ceskovic, Kvarner3.7 
 7. Katic, KK Split3.3 
 8. Zadnik, Zadar3.2 
 9. Subotic, KK Split3.2 
 10. Ciklic, Dubrovnik3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Ronald ROSS
  Jolly
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 3
 1. Ross, Jolly3.0 
 2. Mimica, KK Split2.7 
 3. Zivkovic, Svjetlost2.0 
 4. Zadnik, Zadar2.0 
 5. Surina, Kvarner2.0 
 6. Milenkovic, Darda1.8 
 7. Blazevic, Borik1.8 
 8. Katic, KK Split1.7 
 9. Basljan, Svjetlost1.7 
 10. Zadravec, Zabok1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Zeljko ZUPIC
  Alkar Sinj
  (205-F-81)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Zupic, Alkar Sinj1.7 
 2. Ridl, Darda1.2 
 3. Sarlija, Borik1.0 
 4. Kastropil, Zadar1.0 
 5. Cakarun, Borik0.9 
 6. Sobin, KK Split0.8 
 7. Toncinic, Zadar0.8 
 8. Gaurina, Alkar Sinj0.8 
 9. Curkovic, Alkar Si.0.8 
 10. Vrsaljko, Jolly0.7 


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  CYPRUS   


A Division: Round Six First blood for Etha and wins for Apollon and Omonoia - by Chris Mammides
In the games of the sixth week of the Cyprus league we had an amazing road win for the team of Apollonas over the heroic team of AEL and the first loss of the last years champion's team of Intercollege Etha in the home court of APOEL and the second win of Omonoia against AEK in Nicosia with 78-75. The games with more analysis were as follows:

CytaVision Apoel - Intercollege Etha Engomis 75-66
In a game which just ended the last seasons champion team of Intercollege Etha Engomis lost the road game against CytaVision APOEL with 75-66. The home team of Coach Christos Stylianidis was much better than the team of Coach Konstantinidis and took an early lead from the beginning and constantly was increasing it until the very end.
The first period started with APOEL having its two newcomers in a great shape, and both Sims and Johnson added fastness and experience, with Jerome Beasley (209-F/C-80, college: N.Dakota) being unbeaten in both edges ended the first period with a small difference of five.
The second period was a continuous monologue for the home team as it was obvious that the players of Konstantinides were tired from their European duty which took place 2 days ago. This was the point where APOEL took the biggest difference and finally ended the first half with 13 points difference. Top performers for APOEL were Mandic and Houston.
In the 3rd quarter Etha balanced the game but APOEL was resisting and with Jerome Beasley and Sims dominating in the paint kept the momentum and finally in the 4th period simply won the game. MVP of the game was Jerome Beasley, while from Etha, the American guard Ken Ken Tutt (185-PG-84, college: ORU) was great but only in the 4th quarter where he scored most of his total 20 points.
Quarters: 18-13, 38-25, 58-47and 75-66
APOEL: Jerome Beasley 16 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal, Madic and Huston 11 per head, Lewis Sims (203-F/C-73, college: New Orleans) 10 points 6 rebounds, 4 assists,
ETHA: Ken Tutt 20 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals, Ray and Cup 10 per head,


Proteas DaNoi AEL - Pizza Express Apollon 86-90
In a great derby like most of the games between the two Limassol teams the wounded team of AEL was too close to succeed a great victory but finally lost the game against Apollon in the details.
The game was a thrilling game and at the beginning the home team of AEL who enter into the court with only Balsa Radunovic (207-F/C-80) and Paul Carter (204-F-87, college: Ill.-Chicago) being the non Cypriots while Kounounis was also off the team, took the initiatives and surprised Apollon with a Balsa Radunovic from another space. The Monte Negro center was magnificent and ended the first period with 13 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assist to give to his team an early lead with 26-19. Igor Miglinieks team got by surprise and logically his players were out of waters at the beginning as Balsa Radunovic was dominant in both edges.
The 2nd period Apollon increase his pressure to the players of AEL but AEL found some vital points from Paul Carter and Georgios Palalas (185-PG-81) and kept the momentum until the end of the first half which found the two teams in the same paste as the first quarter and a result of 46-39 with the trio from AEL (Balsa Radunovic, Georgios Palalas and Paul Carter) scoring nearly all the points for the home team, whereas from Apollon, Robinson was the top performer not so much for his scoring activities but for all the other services performed in the court.
The 3rd quarter started with two major problems for AEL as the two out of three top performers of the team, Georgios Palalas and Balsa Radunovic suffered with 3 fouls each, Apollon took the initiatives and by the 25th minutes he took the lead and with Troy Gillenwater (205-F-88, college: N.Mexico St.) and Rush in the main scoring roles ended the 3rd period with a14-26 score and an overall score 60-65. Georgios Palalas was fouled out and AEL lost one of its 3 musketeers in the scoring.
The last period was fantastic as the heroic Paul Carter and Balsa Radunovic tried to beat a team of ten foreigners but they needed a miracle to do so and finally they just cut the deficit to as little as the one point 81-82 with 1.21 before the end of the game but finally Troy Gillenwater and Raymond with Robinson killed all AELs dreams for something unique, even though Paul Carter scored the 3 pointer at the end but Liatsos couldn't follow him and he lost his last shot.
MVP of the game was the American point guard Justin Robinson (187-PG-87, college: Rider) as his 10 points, 7 rebounds, 9 assists, and 1 steal covered his poor statistics from the charity line as he only had a 3 of 10 shots from the charity line. It is worth mentioned the fact that the 3 scorers of AEL scored the 66 out of 86 points of their team!
AEL: Paul Carter 29 points, 9 rebounds and 2 steals, Balsa Radunovic 25 points, 15 rebounds and 3 assists, Georgios Palalas 17 points and 3 assists
Apollon: Troy Gillenwater 20 points and 14 rebounds, Raymond 17 and 7 rebounds, Rush 15, Besik Lezhava (191-G-86) 14 and Justin Robinson 10.


Pappa John's Pizza Omonoia - Petrolina AEK 78-75
The second win for the Nicosia team was a result of Nikolas Papadopoulos performance as the Cyprus international guard scored 25 points, dashed down 3 rebounds, stole the ball 5 times won three fouls from his opponents and gave 3 assists in less than 33 minutes in the courts. He was the reason for Omonoia to win the game and nothing else, as in Eleftheria the few fans saw a 'freestyle' game with the players from both teams shooting more than dribbling and with AEK Larnakas shooting 34 three pointers to have 12 successful ones can show quite a lot about the game of the visiting site of Head Coach Papadopoulos's team.
On the other hand, Coach Tsagaridis without doing much in the court was lucky enough to have in his roster two key players, the very good Papadopoulos and the solid Radojicic who scored scoring the 41 points of the 78 of their team while sharing 10 (out of 14) assists to their team-mates were the keys for the winning result for Omonoia. On the other hand, Coach Papadopoulos saw for a second consecutive game his newcomer experienced Subotic being the top performer and the top gun for the Larnaka team while his new forward Michael Harrison in the ten minutes he played dashed down 6 rebounds, a block shot and a steal which is not bad for a player who just arrived in the team and in the country, it is obvious that he will help his team in the short term future.
The game was a derby from the beginning to the end with the two teams 'traveling' all the way in the first half basket by basket and with AEK getting a small leading role at the end of the 1st half with 31-36, a lead which was enough for the 3rd quarter to make the home team more aggressive than ever and to out-score the visitors in the 3rd period with 32-10 and actually put a tombstone to the possible dreams of the Larnaka team for the road win. The 4th period was a real thriller as AEK reacted and brought he game to the point with 9 seconds to go as Makanda travel with the ball, Boykin succeeded in both the free throws and Subotic lost the chance to become the hero for his team s he lost the three pointer 3'' before the end. It is worth mentioned that AEK played this crucial game without the injured Karim who is actually the main point guard of the team, furthermore, the heroic game by the veteran Garcia who played only 27 minutes due to his 5 personal fouls but was able to score 16 points dashed down 13 rebounds and give 2 assists.
Quarters: 18-16, 31-36, 63-46, 78-75.
Omonoia: Radojicic 16, Avalic 11, Boykin 12, Papadopoulos 25
AEK: Stylianou 13, Subotic 21, Garcia 16 points 13 rebounds and 2 assists.




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


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


Stats Leaders - NBL
Points Per Game
 Peter SEDMAK
  USK Praha
  (207-C-85)
  Avg: 19.2
 1. Sedmak, USK Praha19.2 
 2. Grant, Levice18.9 
 3. Henderson, Levice18.5 
 4. Wright, Chomutov18.5 
 5. Houska, BK Decin18.4 
 6. Lowery, Chomutov17.9 
 7. McFadden, Usti n.17.0 
 8. Longmire, Usti n.17.0 
 9. Hruban, USK Praha16.5 
 10. Bridgewaters, Int.16.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Andrew NAYMICK
  CEZ N.
  (211-C-85)
  Avg: 9.5
 1. Naymick, CEZ N.9.5 
 2. Votroubek, USK P.8.9 
 3. Arnold, BK Pardu.8.5 
 4. Gadri-N., BK Prost.8.4 
 5. Houska, BK Decin7.8 
 6. Meno, Svitavy7.7 
 7. Hughes, NH Ostrava6.9 
 8. Peterson, BK Prost.6.8 
 9. Field, BC Kolin6.5 
 10. Gavran, Inter B.6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Chadwick-Farrell BARNES
  BC Kolin
  (190-G-83)
  Avg: 5.2
 1. Barnes, BC Kolin5.2 
 2. Sotnar, USK Praha5.1 
 3. Wright, Chomutov5.0 
 4. Vrubl, Plzen4.6 
 5. Lawrence, CEZ N.3.5 
 6. George, Svitavy3.4 
 7. McFadden, Usti n.3.3 
 8. Bridgewaters, Inte.3.3 
 9. Ames, BC Kolin3.1 
 10. Kostomaj, Levice3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Pavel PUMPRLA
  CEZ N.
  (196-G-86)
  Avg: 3
 1. Pumprla, CEZ N.3.0 
 2. Klecka, B&W Opava2.8 
 3. Wright, Chomutov2.6 
 4. McFadden, Usti n.2.2 
 5. Sirina, B&W Opava2.0 
 6. Ames, BC Kolin1.8 
 7. Inge, NH Ostrava1.8 
 8. Lowery, Chomutov1.8 
 9. Grant, Levice1.7 
 10. Simmons, CEZ N.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrew NAYMICK
  CEZ N.
  (211-C-85)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Naymick, CEZ N.1.8 
 2. Gadri-N., BK Prost.1.8 
 3. Hughes, NH Ostrava1.7 
 4. Grant, Levice1.3 
 5. Spralja, CEZ N.1.0 
 6. Meno, Svitavy1.0 
 7. Henderson, Levice0.8 
 8. Houska, BK Decin0.7 
 9. Mroz, Svitavy0.7 
 10. Jelinek, BC Kolin0.7 


BC Kolin Races Past Sluneta Usti nad Labem 101-85 to Close Out Round 14 - by Surujh Roopnarine
Richard Field (196-F-85, college: Mercyhurst) scored 20 points in the first half, finishing with a game-high 28 as BC Kolin defeated SLUNETA Usti nad Labem 101-85 Sunday afternoon. Kolin (11-2) had no problems on the road as they outscored Usti nad Labem (5-8) by 20 points in the second quarter and cruised in the second half for a convincing 16-point win. Five Kolin players scored in double-figures for the game, four in the first half alone. Chadwick-Farrell Barnes (190-G-83, college: New Orleans) controlled the up-tempo pace for the visitors dishing out eight first-half asssists and finisht the game with a double-double of 12 points and a game-high 11 assists. Usti nad Labem simply could not keep pace with Kolin, as Thad McFadden (188-G-87, college: Fairmont St.) led them with 15 points and a team-high six assists in defeat.
USTI NAD LABEM: Thad McFadden (15pts+6ast), Jiri Holanda (14pts), LeKendric Longmire (13pts), Jaromir Fohler (12pts+7reb)
KOLIN: Richard Field (28pts+6reb+5ast), Jiri Jelenik (17pts+9reb), David Mahac (17pts), Chadwick-Farrell Barnes (12pts+6reb+11ast)


NBL Round 14: Top-ranked CEZ Nymburk wins another game - by Eurobasket News
NBL top team - CEZ Nymburk (12-1) managed to deliver another win on Friday. This time they beat tenth ranked Basketbal Svitavy (5-9) 86-74. The game was mostly controlled by CEZ Nymburk. Basketbal Svitavy managed to win fourth quarter 26-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. 30 personal fouls committed by Basketbal Svitavy helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. International guard Pavel Pumprla (196-86) orchestrated the victory by scoring 15 points and 6 rebounds. American center Andrew Naymick (211-85, agency: Warren Sports International) contributed with 16 points and 7 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) for the winners. Polish center Pawel Mroz (215-84) replied with 20 points and 7 rebounds for Basketbal Svitavy. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. CEZ Nymburk have an impressive 11-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 12-1 record. Basketbal Svitavy lost third consecutive game. They keep the tenth place with nine games lost. They share the position with Plzen and Chomutov. CEZ Nymburk are looking forward to face Levharti Chomutov (#11) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Basketbal Svitavy will play against BK Usti nad Labem and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Usti nad Labem was also worth to mention about. Fourth ranked BC Kolin (11-2) played at the court of 8th ranked BK Usti nad Labem (5-8). BC Kolin defeated BK Usti nad Labem 101-85. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of BK Usti nad Labem. American forward Richard Field (196-85, college: Mercyhurst) scored 28 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the charge for the winners and Jiri Jelinek chipped in 17 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists during the contest. American guard Thaddeus McFadden (188-87, college: Fairmont St., agency: Stanley International) responded with 15 points and 6 assists. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. BC Kolin have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with BK Prostejov. Newly promoted BK Usti nad Labem keeps the eighth position with eight games lost. They share it with Levice. BC Kolin will play against BK Prostejov (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. BK Usti nad Labem will play against Basketbal Svitavy (#12) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
The game in Praha was also quite interesting. 5th ranked BK Decin (9-5) played at the court of sixth ranked USK Praha (7-7). USK Praha managed to secure a 5-point victory 69-64 on Saturday. Peter Sedmak notched 23 points to lead the effort. USK Praha's coach Ken Scalabroni used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Even 11 points and 9 rebounds by Tomas Pomikalek did not help to save the game for BK Decin. USK Praha maintains sixth position with 7-7 record. BK Decin at the other side keeps the fifth place with five games lost. USK Praha will meet bottom-ranked B&W Opava (#14) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. BK Decin will play against NH Ostrava (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game between ninth ranked NH Ostrava (6-8) and 10th ranked Levharti Chomutov (5-9) in Ostrava ended with biggest points difference. NH Ostrava outscored guests from Chomutov 88-61. The best player for the winners was James Hughes who scored 20 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. NH Ostrava moved-up to seventh place. Newly promoted Levharti Chomutov keeps the tenth position with nine games lost. NH Ostrava's next round opponent will be higher ranked BK Decin (#5) on the road and it may be quite challenging game. Levharti Chomutov will play against the league's leader CEZ Nymburk (#1) and will have a slim chance for a victory.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 14: BK Pardubice smashed B&W Opava on the road 75-52. BK Prostejov won against Levice on its own court 94-88. Plzen managed to outperform Inter Bratislava in Plzen 79-66. BK Decin rolled over Svitavy at home 86-62.


B&W Opava - BK Pardubice 52-75

No shocking result in a game when fourth ranked BK Pardubice (11-3) crushed on the road bottom-ranked B&W Opava (1-12) 75-52. The game without a history. BK Pardubice led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. BK Pardubice forced 26 B&W Opava turnovers. The best player for the winners was American power forward Marcus Arnold (207-84, college: Illinois, agency: Stanley International) who scored 12 points and 5 rebounds. Swingman Jiri Cernosek (200-81) chipped in 12 points. Arnold is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Croatian forward Bruno Celebija (202-86) produced 10 points and 6 rebounds and Croatian power forward Milan Kolovrat (207-86) added 10 points and 7 rebounds respectively for the hosts. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. BK Pardubice have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 11-3 record. B&W Opava at the other side stay at the bottom place with 12 games lost. BK Pardubice's next round opponent will be Levice (#9) on the road where they are favorite. B&W Opava will play against Levice (#9).
Top scorers:
BK Pardubice: J.Cernosek 12+2reb+2ast, M.Arnold 12+5reb+1ast, M.Hampton 10+1reb+3ast, Z.Pospisil 9+1ast, O.Peterka 8+2reb+3ast, H.Opoku 7+5reb
B&W Opava: M.Kolovrat 10+7reb+1ast, B.Celebija 10+6reb+2ast, R.Klecka 9, J.Sirina 6+6reb+2ast, M.Vanak 5+1reb, J.Blazek 5+1reb+1ast
gschID: 136663


BK Prostejov - Levice 94-88

Very expected game when 8th ranked Levice (5-8) lost on the road to third ranked BK Prostejov (11-2) 94-88. 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 Levice took an 2-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then BK Prostejov had a 25-22 second period charge getting the lead and Levice was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 88-94. They outrebounded Levice 36-23 including a 28-16 advantage in offensive rebounds. BK Prostejov shot the lights out from three nailing 13 long-distance shots on high 54.2 percentage. The best player for the winners was American center Bertengeh Gadri-Nicholson (208-83, college: Denver) who had a double-double by scoring 22 points and 10 rebounds. The other American import center Travis Peterson (208-85, college: Samford, agency: Edge Sports) chipped in 14 points and 8 rebounds. BK Prostejov's coach Zbynek Choleva allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American guard Keaton Grant (193-86, college: Purdue) produced 32 points and British center Michael Bernard (205-78, college: S.Florida) added 17 points respectively for the guests. Four BK Prostejov and five Levice players scored in double figures. BK Prostejov have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with BC Kolin. Levice lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the eighth position with eight games lost. BK Prostejov's next round opponent will be league's second-placed BC Kolin on the road and it will be for sure the game of the week. Levice will play against B&W Opava (#14).
Top scorers:
BK Prostejov: B.Gadri-Nicholson 22+10reb+2ast, T.Peterson 14+8reb+3ast, J.Prasil 13+5reb+1ast, J.Smith 12+4reb+2ast, V.Bratcenkov 10+3reb, A.Eitutavicius 9+1reb+5ast
Levice: K.Grant 32+2reb, M.Bernard 17+3reb+1ast, J.Vojtek 14+1reb+1ast, S.Stemberger 11+3reb+6ast, M.D. 10+7reb+2ast, T.Kostomaj 2+3reb+3ast
gschID: 136664


Inter Bratislava - Plzen 66-79

The game between closely ranked teams ended with twelfth ranked BK Loko Plzen's (5-9) road victory over 13th ranked Inter Bratislava (2-12) 79-66. It looked good early as Inter Bratislava took an 4-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then BK Loko Plzen had a 21-12 second period charge getting the lead and Inter Bratislava was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 66-79. The best player for the winners was forward Ladislav Pecka (197-91) who scored 22 points. Forward Ladislav Toth (196-83) chipped in 18 points. American guard Kevin Bridgewaters (175-84, college: Chattanooga) produced a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds and the other his fellow Pesic added 17 points and 8 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. BK Loko Plzen moved-up to tenth place, which they share with Svitavy and Chomutov. Inter Bratislava at the other side keeps the thirteenth position with 12 games lost. BK Loko Plzen's next round opponent will be higher ranked BK Prostejov (#3) at home and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Inter Bratislava will play against the league's second-placed BC Kolin (#2) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
Plzen: L.Pecka 22+3reb+1ast, L.Toth 18+4reb+3ast, M.Kozlik 15+5reb+1ast, T.Kubiznak 7+3reb, P.Frana 5+12reb+2ast, S.Vrubl 5+5reb+8ast
Inter Bratislava: Pesic 17+8reb, K.Bridgewaters 17+10reb+2ast, T.Durana 9+4reb+2ast, A.Kuffa 6+9reb, N.J. 5, M.Williams 5+1reb
gschID: 136665


Usti n/Labem - BC Kolin 85-101

The game in Usti nad Labem was also worth to mention about. Fourth ranked BC Kolin (11-2) played at the court of 8th ranked BK Usti nad Labem (5-8). BC Kolin defeated BK Usti nad Labem 101-85. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of BK Usti nad Labem. The game was mostly controlled by BC Kolin. BK Usti nad Labem was better in third quarter 21-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. BC Kolin shot 61.5 percent from the field. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 31 assists. American forward Richard Field (196-85, college: Mercyhurst) scored 28 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the charge for the winners and forward Jiri Jelinek (203-87) chipped in 17 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists during the contest. American guard Thaddeus McFadden (188-87, college: Fairmont St., agency: Stanley International) responded with 15 points and 6 assists and center Jaromir Fohler (211-85) scored 12 points and 7 rebounds. Five BC Kolin and four BK Usti nad Labem players scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. BC Kolin have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with BK Prostejov. Newly promoted BK Usti nad Labem keeps the eighth position with eight games lost. They share it with Levice. BC Kolin will play against BK Prostejov (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. BK Usti nad Labem will play against Basketbal Svitavy (#12) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
BC Kolin: R.Field 28+6reb+5ast, J.Jelinek 17+9reb+4ast, D.Machac 17+4reb+1ast, R.Marko 14+2reb+4ast, C.Barnes 12+6reb+11ast, S.Zuzak 6+3reb
Usti n/Labem: T.McFadden 15+3reb+6ast, J.Holanda 14+4reb, L.Longmire 13+2reb, J.Fohler 12+7reb+1ast, M.Kuchalik 9+2reb+1ast, J.Tyrna 7+6reb+5ast
gschID: 136666


Svitavy - CEZ Nymburk 74-86

NBL top team - CEZ Nymburk (12-1) managed to deliver another win on Friday. This time they beat tenth ranked Basketbal Svitavy (5-9) 86-74. The game was mostly controlled by CEZ Nymburk. Basketbal Svitavy managed to win fourth quarter 26-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. 30 personal fouls committed by Basketbal Svitavy helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. International guard Pavel Pumprla (196-86) orchestrated the victory by scoring 15 points and 6 rebounds. American center Andrew Naymick (211-85, agency: Warren Sports International) contributed with 16 points and 7 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) for the winners. Polish center Pawel Mroz (215-84) replied with 20 points and 7 rebounds and American guard Ravone George (193-83, college: Alabama) added 15 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Basketbal Svitavy. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. CEZ Nymburk have an impressive 11-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 12-1 record. Basketbal Svitavy lost third consecutive game. They keep the tenth place with nine games lost. They share the position with Plzen and Chomutov. CEZ Nymburk are looking forward to face Levharti Chomutov (#11) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Basketbal Svitavy will play against BK Usti nad Labem and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
CEZ Nymburk: A.Naymick 16+7reb, P.Pumprla 15+6reb+3ast, E.Lawrence 12+3reb+3ast, L.Sokolovsky 9+7reb+2ast, R.Necas 9+9reb+2ast, M.Lenzly 9+1reb
Svitavy: P.Mroz 20+7reb+1ast, R.George 15+6reb+4ast, B.Meno 9+3reb, L.Moravec 9+5reb+4ast, P.Harcar 9+1reb, L.Sindelar 8+3reb+1ast
gschID: 136660


NH Ostrava - Chomutov 88-61

The game between ninth ranked NH Ostrava (6-8) and 10th ranked Levharti Chomutov (5-9) in Ostrava ended with biggest points difference. NH Ostrava outscored guests from Chomutov 88-61. NH Ostrava outrebounded Levharti Chomutov 40-25 including a 32-18 advantage in offensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was American center James Hughes (211-83, college: N.Illinois, agency: I.D.S. Law) who scored 20 points and 6 rebounds. Greek power forward Savvas Manousos (208-85) chipped in 10 points and 9 rebounds. Five NH Ostrava players scored in double figures. American guard Derek Wright (175-86, college: Austin Peay St.) produced 19 points and 5 rebounds and Canadian-Jamaican forward Richard Anderson (199-77) added 6 points and 8 rebounds respectively for the guests. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. NH Ostrava moved-up to seventh place. Newly promoted Levharti Chomutov keeps the tenth position with nine games lost. NH Ostrava's next round opponent will be higher ranked BK Decin (#5) on the road and it may be quite challenging game. Levharti Chomutov will play against the league's leader CEZ Nymburk (#1) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
NH Ostrava: J.Hughes 20+6reb, R.Luettgerodt 13+2reb+3ast, D.Duncan 11+2reb+4ast, S.Manousos 10+9reb, A.Ciz 10+1reb+4ast, M.Stuchly 7+1reb+2ast
Chomutov: D.Wright 19+5reb+2ast, P.Stanek 11+2reb, V.Sucharda 8+2reb, R.Anderson 6+8reb, J.Stepanek 6+1reb, Z.Hanzlik 5+2reb+4ast
gschID: 136661


USK Praha - BK Decin 69-64

The game in Praha was also quite interesting. 5th ranked BK Decin (9-5) played at the court of sixth ranked USK Praha (7-7). USK Praha managed to secure a 5-point victory 69-64 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 3 points after three quarters before their 21-13 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Slovakian center Peter Sedmak (207-85) notched 23 points to lead the effort and the former international center Stanislav Votroubek (212-81) supported him with 14 points and 9 rebounds. USK Praha's coach Ken Scalabroni used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Even 11 points and 9 rebounds by international forward Tomas Pomikalek (200-89) did not help to save the game for BK Decin. Bosnian forward Admir Alic (198-84) added 17 points for the guests. USK Praha maintains sixth position with 7-7 record. BK Decin at the other side keeps the fifth place with five games lost. USK Praha will meet bottom-ranked B&W Opava (#14) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. BK Decin will play against NH Ostrava (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
USK Praha: P.Sedmak 23+3reb, S.Votroubek 14+9reb+1ast, M.Sotnar 10+3reb+5ast, V.Cvek 8+4reb, M.Vocetka 6+7reb, M.Soukup 4+1reb+2ast
BK Decin: A.Alic 17+2reb, T.Pomikalek 11+9reb+2ast, L.Stria 8+1reb+1ast, T.Williams 8+5reb, L.Sanders 7+3reb+1ast, J.Boyer 6+8reb+1ast
gschID: 136662


Round 5
BK Decin - Svitavy 86-62

Not a big story in a game when 10th ranked Basketbal Svitavy (5-9) was outscored on the road by fifth ranked BK Decin (9-5) 86-62. The game was mostly controlled by BK Decin. Basketbal Svitavy was better in fourth quarter 19-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. BK Decin dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Basketbal Svitavy's 32. BK Decin forced 23 Basketbal Svitavy turnovers and outrebounded them 36-23 including 22 on the offensive glass. The best player for the winners was Bosnian forward Admir Alic (198-84) who scored 18 points and 4 assists. The former international center Jakub Houska (206-82) chipped in 12 points and 8 rebounds. Four BK Decin players scored in double figures. Congolese-French forward Boris Meno (203-83, college: Davidson) produced 16 points and 9 rebounds and Polish center Pawel Mroz (215-84) added 19 points respectively for the guests. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. BK Decin maintains fifth position with 9-5 record. Basketbal Svitavy lost third consecutive game. They keep the tenth place with nine games lost. BK Decin's next round opponent will be NH Ostrava (#7) at home. Basketbal Svitavy will play against BK Usti nad Labem and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
BK Decin: A.Alic 18+1reb+4ast, T.Pomikalek 12+5reb+2ast, J.Houska 12+8reb, J.Boyer 12+2reb+3ast, L.Sanders 7+2reb+7ast, R.Landa 6+2reb+1ast
Svitavy: P.Mroz 19+4reb+1ast, B.Meno 16+9reb, L.Moravec 10+2reb+4ast, T.Macela 8+2reb+3ast, T.Teply 3+1reb+1ast, R.George 2+2ast
gschID: 153024




1Liga Round 11: Leader BK Lions Hradec gets another victory - by Eurobasket News
Undefeated leader BK Lions Hradec delivered the eleventh consecutive win on Friday night. This time they crushed 6th ranked Proton Zlin (7-4) 101-65 in J.Hradec. The game without a history. BK Lions Hradec led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Undefeated BK Lions Hradec (11-0) have an impressive series of eleven victories in a row. They maintain first place with a perfect record of 11 victories in a row. Proton Zlin at the other side dropped to the fifth position with four games lost. They share it with Sokol Prazsky and Sokol H.Kralove. BK Lions Hradec are looking forward to face Sokol Hradec Kralove (#6) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Proton Zlin will play against Kara Trutnov and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Bottom-ranked Kladno (0-11) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 85-50 loss to ninth ranked BK Kondori Liberec (5-6) in Kladno. BK Kondori Liberec maintains ninth place with 5-6 record. Kladno lost their eleventh game in a row. Newly promoted team still closes the standings with 11 games lost. BK Kondori Liberec will play against Slavoj BK Litomerice (#10) at home in the next round. Kladno will play against Mlada Boleslav (#13) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
The game in Hradec Kralove was also quite interesting. 5th ranked Sokol Prazsky (7-4) played at the court of seventh ranked Sokol Hradec Kralove (7-4). Sokol Hradec Kralove defeated Sokol Prazsky 83-73 on Sunday. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of Sokol Prazsky. Sokol Hradec Kralove moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Sokol Prazsky and Proton Zlin. Sokol Hradec Kralove will meet at home league's leader BK Lions Hradec in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Sokol Prazsky will play against Sokol Vysehrad (#12) and hope to secure a win.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Prostejov. Local BK Prostejov B (2-9) was outscored by third ranked Sparta Praha (9-2) 107-67. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Sparta Praha. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Opava B. BK Prostejov B at the other side keeps the eleventh position with nine games lost. Sparta Praha's next round opponent will be league's second-placed B&W Opava B at home and it will be for sure the game of the week. BK Prostejov B will play against BC Benesov (#8).

Other games of round 11 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Vysehrad was defeated by Opava B in a road game 73-59. Trutnov beat Mlada Boleslav at home 96-89. Benesov destroyed Litomerice on the opponent's court 85-65.



Prostejov B - Sparta Praha 67-107

The game with biggest result difference took place in Prostejov. Local BK Prostejov B (2-9) was outscored by third ranked Sparta Praha (9-2) 107-67. The game without a history. Sparta Praha led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Sparta Praha. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Opava B. BK Prostejov B at the other side keeps the eleventh position with nine games lost. Sparta Praha's next round opponent will be league's second-placed B&W Opava B at home and it will be for sure the game of the week. BK Prostejov B will play against BC Benesov (#8).
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Opava B - Vysehrad 73-59

There was no surprise when 12th ranked Sokol Vysehrad (2-9) was defeated on the road by second ranked B&W Opava B (9-2) 73-59. B&W Opava B maintains second place with 9-2 record having just two points less than leader J.Hradec, which they share with Sparta Praha. Sokol Vysehrad lost their third game in a row. They dropped to the eleventh position with nine games lost. B&W Opava B's next round opponent will be Sparta Praha (#3) on the road, which may be the game of the day. Sokol Vysehrad will play against Sokol Prazsky (#5) in Praha.
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J.Hradec - Proton Zlin 101-65

Undefeated leader BK Lions Hradec delivered the eleventh consecutive win on Friday night. This time they crushed 6th ranked Proton Zlin (7-4) 101-65 in J.Hradec. The game without a history. BK Lions Hradec led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. BK Lions Hradec (11-0) have an impressive series of eleven victories in a row. They maintain first place with a perfect record of 11 victories in a row. Proton Zlin at the other side dropped to the fifth position with four games lost. They share it with Sokol Prazsky and Sokol H.Kralove. BK Lions Hradec are looking forward to face Sokol Hradec Kralove (#6) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Proton Zlin will play against Kara Trutnov and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
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Trutnov - Mlada Boleslav 96-89

No shocking result in a game when fourth ranked Kara Trutnov (8-3) defeated at home 13th ranked Mlada Boleslav (1-10) 96-89. The victory was the third consecutive win for Kara Trutnov. They maintain fourth place with 8-3 record. Mlada Boleslav lost their tenth game in a row. Newly promoted team keeps the thirteenth position with ten games lost. Kara Trutnov's next round opponent will be Proton Zlin (#7) on the road. Mlada Boleslav will play against Kladno (#14) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
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Kladno - Liberec 50-85

Bottom-ranked Kladno (0-11) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 85-50 loss to ninth ranked BK Kondori Liberec (5-6) in Kladno. The game without a history. BK Kondori Liberec led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. BK Kondori Liberec maintains ninth place with 5-6 record. Kladno lost their eleventh game in a row. Newly promoted team still closes the standings with 11 games lost. BK Kondori Liberec will play against Slavoj BK Litomerice (#10) at home in the next round. Kladno will play against Mlada Boleslav (#13) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
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Litomerice - Benesov 65-85

Rather expected game when 10th ranked Slavoj BK Litomerice (3-8) was rolled over at home by eighth ranked BC Benesov (6-5) 85-65. BC Benesov maintains eighth place with 6-5 record. Slavoj BK Litomerice at the other side keeps the tenth position with eight games lost. BC Benesov's next round opponent will be BK Prostejov B (#11) at home. Slavoj BK Litomerice will play against BK Kondori Liberec and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
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Sokol H.Kralove - Sokol Prazsky 83-73

The game in Hradec Kralove was also quite interesting. 5th ranked Sokol Prazsky (7-4) played at the court of seventh ranked Sokol Hradec Kralove (7-4). Sokol Hradec Kralove defeated Sokol Prazsky 83-73 on Sunday. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of Sokol Prazsky. The game was mostly controlled by Sokol Hradec Kralove. Sokol Prazsky managed to win third quarter 17-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Sokol Hradec Kralove moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Sokol Prazsky and Proton Zlin. Sokol Hradec Kralove will meet at home league's leader BK Lions Hradec in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Sokol Prazsky will play against Sokol Vysehrad (#12) and hope to secure a win.
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Standings - Basketligaen
Ligaen Standings
 1. Svendborg 12-0 
 2. Bakken 10-1 
 3. Naestved 8-4 
 4. Aabyhoj 6-6 
 5. SISU 5-7 
 6. Horsholm 5-7 
 7. Vaerlose 4-8 
 8. Aalborg 3-8 
 9. Falcon 3-9 
 10. Horsens IC 3-9 


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


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 


Ligaen Round 12: Bakken beats Aabyhoj in the most crucial game of the week - by Eurobasket News
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Aabyhoj. Second ranked Bakken faced 4th ranked Aabyhoj. Guests from Aarhus (10-1) defeated host Aabyhoj (6-6) 75-68. Aabyhoj trailed by 11 points after 3 quarters before a 19-15 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 68-75 at the end of the game. Bakken looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The best player for the winners was the former international power forward Nicolai Iversen (205-80, college: San Jose City JC) who scored 18 points and 5 rebounds. International swingman Chris Nielsen (192-85) chipped in 13 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Bakken's coach Philip Dejworek used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward D'Mario Curry (201-85, college: Lincoln Memorial) who recorded a double-double by scoring 12 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. Bakken have an impressive six-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains second position with 10-1 record having just three points less than leader Svendborg. Aabyhoj at the other side keeps the fourth place with six games lost. Bakken will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Aabyhoj will play again at home against the league's second-placed Bakken (#2) in Aarhus and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Aabyhoj. Top-ranked Svendborg faced 4th ranked Aabyhoj. Guests from Svendborg (12-0) smashed host Aabyhoj (6-6) 86-62. It was a good game for American forward Matthew Kingsley (206-86, college: Stephen F. Austin) who led his team to a victory with 21 points and 6 rebounds. Chanan Colman contributed with 19 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. American forward D'Mario Curry (201-85, college: Lincoln Memorial) replied with 15 points and 6 rebounds for Aabyhoj. 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 Svendborg have an impressive 12-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 12-0 record. Aabyhoj at the other side keeps the fourth place with six games lost. Svendborg will play against Naestved (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Aabyhoj will play against the league's second-placed Bakken in Aarhus and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Bottom-ranked Falcon managed to get a third victory, breaking the nine-game losing streak on Saturday night. This time newly promoted Falcon won against eighth-ranked Horsens IC 89-83. Worth to mention a great performance of Julian McFarlane who helped to win the game recording 17 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Falcon's coach Henrik Koll allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. The best for the losing side was Will Harris with 25 points. Falcon (3-9) moved-up to ninth place, which they share with defeated Horsens IC. Horsens IC lost fifth consecutive game. Falcon will meet higher ranked Aalborg (#8) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Horsens IC will play against Vaerlose and hope to secure a win.
The game in Copenhagen supposed to be also worth to mention about. 6th ranked Vaerlose (4-8) played at the court of seventh ranked SISU (5-7). SISU smashed Vaerlose 83-52. The winners were led by Mickey Dennis who scored that evening 21 points and 4 assists. 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. SISU moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Horsholm. Vaerlose at the other side dropped to the seventh position with eight games lost. SISU's next round opponent will be Horsholm (#6) on the road. Vaerlose will play against Horsens IC in Horsens.

In the last game of round 12 Horsholm was defeated by Naestved in a road game 88-82.
The best stats of 12th round was 29 points and 10 assists by Corin Henry of Naestved.



Aabyhoj - Bakken 68-75

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Aabyhoj. Second ranked Bakken faced 4th ranked Aabyhoj. Guests from Aarhus (10-1) defeated host Aabyhoj (6-6) 75-68. Aabyhoj trailed by 11 points after 3 quarters before a 19-15 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 68-75 at the end of the game. Bakken looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The best player for the winners was the former international power forward Nicolai Iversen (205-80, college: San Jose City JC) who scored 18 points and 5 rebounds. International swingman Chris Nielsen (192-85) chipped in 13 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Bakken's coach Philip Dejworek used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward D'Mario Curry (201-85, college: Lincoln Memorial) who recorded a double-double by scoring 12 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists and his fellow American import forward Demetrius Phillips (207-87, college: Bridgeport) added 16 points respectively. Bakken have an impressive six-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains second position with 10-1 record having just three points less than leader Svendborg. Aabyhoj at the other side keeps the fourth place with six games lost. Bakken will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Aabyhoj will play again at home against the league's second-placed Bakken (#2) in Aarhus and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Bakken: N.Iversen 18+5reb+3ast, C.Christoffersen 16+7reb, C.Nielsen 13+7reb+5ast, F.Nielsen 9+3reb+6ast, C.Gray 9+1reb, A.Jakobsen 6+2reb+5ast
Aabyhoj: D.Phillips 16+4reb+1ast, J.Wang 12+2reb+1ast, D.Curry 12+10reb+4ast, D.Jukic 7+9reb, R.Laier 6+1reb, R.Soby Dalboge 5+1reb+2ast
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Falcon - Horsens IC 89-83

Bottom-ranked Falcon managed to get a third victory, breaking the nine-game losing streak on Saturday night. This time newly promoted Falcon won against eighth-ranked Horsens IC 89-83. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Horsens IC won third quarter 18-14. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Falcon made 20-of-26 free shots (76.9 percent) during the game. Falcon outrebounded Horsens IC 40-26 including 28 on the defensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of international guard Julian McFarlane (184-86) who helped to win the game recording 17 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and the former international swingman Henrik Thomsen (203-84, college: Cal-Riverside) who added 17 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists during the contest. Five Falcon players scored in double figures. Falcon's coach Henrik Koll allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. The best for the losing side was American forward Will Harris (198-86, college: Albany) with 25 points and his fellow American import power forward Mike St.John (203-84, college: La Salle) scored 18 points and 7 rebounds. Falcon (3-9) moved-up to ninth place, which they share with defeated Horsens IC. Horsens IC lost fifth consecutive game. Falcon will meet higher ranked Aalborg (#8) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Horsens IC will play against Vaerlose and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Falcon: H.Thomsen 17+6reb+4ast, J.McFarlane 17+8reb+4ast, C.Nielsen 16+6reb+3ast, P.Christiansen 14+2reb+2ast, P.Ba 10+5reb+1ast, C.Thomsen 6+5reb+1ast
Horsens IC: W.Harris 25+3reb, M.St.John 18+7reb+1ast, H.Schur 13+9reb+1ast, M.Sakne 9+1reb+4ast, D.Sattler 6+3reb+4ast, U.Grinbergs 5+1reb
gschID: 136142


Aabyhoj - Svendborg 62-86

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Aabyhoj. Top-ranked Svendborg faced 4th ranked Aabyhoj. Guests from Svendborg (12-0) smashed host Aabyhoj (6-6) 86-62. Aabyhoj was ahead by 2 points at the halftime before a 52-26 second half run of Svendborg. They dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Aabyhoj's 32 and made 16-of-19 charity shots (84.2 percent) during the game. It was a good game for American forward Matthew Kingsley (206-86, college: Stephen F. Austin) who led his team to a victory with 21 points and 6 rebounds. The former international guard Chanan Colman (191-84, college: Chipola) contributed with 19 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Four Svendborg players scored in double figures. American forward D'Mario Curry (201-85, college: Lincoln Memorial) replied with 15 points and 6 rebounds and international guard Rasmus Soby Dalboge (191-89) added 18 points in the effort for Aabyhoj. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Svendborg have an impressive 12-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 12-0 record. Aabyhoj at the other side keeps the fourth place with six games lost. Svendborg will play against Naestved (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Aabyhoj will play against the league's second-placed Bakken in Aarhus and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Svendborg: M.Kingsley 21+6reb, C.Colman 19+6reb+2ast, D.Vinson 14+4reb+1ast, M.Plannthin 11+2reb+4ast, C.Magaard 7+1reb, A.Darboe 6+4reb+3ast
Aabyhoj: R.Soby Dalboge 18+1reb, D.Curry 15+6reb+1ast, D.Jukic 12+4reb+3ast, D.Phillips 8+6reb+1ast, O.Sigurdsson 3+1reb+2ast, J.Wang 3+1reb
gschID: 136143


SISU - Vaerlose 83-52

The game in Copenhagen supposed to be also worth to mention about. 6th ranked Vaerlose (4-8) played at the court of seventh ranked SISU (5-7). SISU smashed Vaerlose 83-52. The game was mostly controlled by SISU. Vaerlose was better in third quarter 20-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The winners were led by American swingman Mickey Dennis (190-78, college: JMU) who scored that evening 21 points and 4 assists and the other American import forward Donald Rutherford (198-87, college: Catawba) supported him with 18 points and 9 rebounds. Even 14 points and 5 rebounds by forward Mads Rasmussen (191-86) did not help to save the game for Vaerlose. American forward Aaron Osgood-Richardson (205, college: Cornell) added 13 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. SISU moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Horsholm. Vaerlose at the other side dropped to the seventh position with eight games lost. SISU's next round opponent will be Horsholm (#6) on the road. Vaerlose will play against Horsens IC in Horsens.
Top scorers:
SISU: M.Dennis 21+3reb+4ast, D.Rutherford 18+9reb+1ast, D.Harder 9+2ast, M.Nielsen 8+6reb+3ast, M.Flowers 7+2reb, K.Nielsen 5
Vaerlose: M.Rasmussen 14+5reb+1ast, A.Osgood-Richardson 13+4reb, A.Karason 10+1reb+1ast, A.Wire 7+5reb+1ast, R.Larsen 6+1reb, T.Dengsoe 2+1reb
gschID: 136144


Naestved - Horsholm 88-82

There was no surprise when 5th ranked Horsholm (5-7) was defeated on the road by third ranked Naestved (8-4) 88-82. The hosts were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. The game was dominated by American players. The winners were led by point guard Corin Henry (180-88, college: Tarleton St.) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 29 points and 10 assists and forward Jordan Glynn (200-89, college: Stephen F. Austin, agency: I.D.S. Law) supported him with 13 points and 14 rebounds. Four Naestved players scored in double figures. Even a double-double of 14 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists by forward Bonell Colas (205-82, college: Florida) did not help to save the game for Horsholm. Power forward Joe Benjamin (201-83, college: W.Virginia St.) added 22 points and 6 rebounds (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line). Naestved have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 8-4 record having four points less than leader Svendborg. Horsholm lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the fifth place with seven games lost. Naestved's next round opponent will be league's leader Svendborg on the road and it will be for sure the game of the week. Horsholm will play against SISU (#5) in Copenhagen and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Naestved: C.Henry 29+3reb+10ast, P.Johansen 16+5reb+3ast, J.Glynn 13+14reb+2ast, M.Creppy Jr. 12+1reb+2ast, N.Brasas 8+1reb, N.Christensen 5+2reb
Horsholm: A.Bak 24+1reb+2ast, J.Benjamin 22+6reb+1ast, B.Colas 14+12reb+5ast, P.Hertz 8+4reb+3ast, A.Haas 4+2ast, Z.Jukic 4
gschID: 136145




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KML round 8 best performance: Silver Leppik - by Eurobasket News
Former international guard Silver Leppik (188-G-83) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for top-ranked Tartu Ulikool, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 8.
The 28-year old player was the main contributor (21 points, six rebounds and six assists) to his team's victory, helping them to crush Parnu (#7, 1-5) with 18-point margin 96-78. It allowed Tartu Ulikool to consolidate first place in the KML. They maintain perfect record without any lost game in the league. It's already very far into the season and Tartu Ulikool keeps perfect 7 -0 record. In the team's last game Leppik had a remarkable four three-pointers out of 6 attempts. He has many years of experience at Tartu Ulikool, through which he has constantly improved. Silver Leppik averages this season 8.7ppg.

The second best player in last round's games was 29-year old Latvian center Kaspars Cipruss (210-C-82, agency: Interperformances) of Tarvas. Cipruss had a very good evening with 15 points and 9 rebounds. Bad luck as Tarvas lost that game 58-83 to slightly higher-ranked Kalev/Cramo (#2, 5-1). It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Tarvas still maintains its place in the top 3 of the standings, even despite this loss. His team's 5-3 record is not bad at all. Cipruss is a newcomer at Tarvas, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 14.4ppg (#8). He also registered 10.6 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was American center Andrew Arnold (208-C-86) of TTU/Kalev (#6). Arnold scored 14 points and grabbed fourteen rebounds (!!!). Despite Arnold's great performance TTU/Kalev lost 79-96 to the league's current leader Tartu Ulikool (#1, 7-0). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of TTU/Kalev not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 5 games, recording just three victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Arnold could try to bring TTU/Kalev's a little bit higher in the standings. Arnold has individually a great season in Estonia. After only 8 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 14.6ppg (6th best) and rebounds with 9.9rpg (2nd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Gert Dorbek (194-G-85) of Kalev/Cramo - 20 points and 3 rebounds
5. Rait-Riivo Laane (180-PG-93) of Rapla - 20 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Asko Paade (206-F-84) of Tartu Ulikool - 20 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Bill Amis (205-F-87) of Tartu Ulikool - 12 points and 12 rebounds
8. Kristjan Makke (205-F/C-81) of TTU/Kalev - 20 points and 4 rebounds
9. Rannar Raap (188-G/F-92) of Parnu - 20 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Reimo Tamm (185-G-84) of Kalev/Cramo - 17 points and 6 rebounds

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


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Jacques Jones debuted for Salon Vilpas - by Eurobasket News
Jacques Jones (201-F-86, college: Texas Southern) debuted for Salon Vilpas at the Regular Season Round 14. Third ranked Joensuun Kataja however beat Salon Vilpas73:69. 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.
Jacques Jones started his professional career in 2004-2005 for Texas Southern (NCAA) and in 26 games averaged 7.0ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.7apg, 1.0spg, 1.1bpg, FGP: 36.9%, 3Pts: 29%. In his last season there his stats read 9.8ppg, 5.3rpg, 2.2apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 46.2%, 3Pts: 33.3%, FT: 65.9%. He became in SWAC All-Tournament Team -07, All-SWAC 2nd Team -07, 09 and reached SWAC Tournament Semifinals -07.

In 2009-2010 he moved to UBC Hannover Tigers (Germany-ProA) and in 25 games showed 13.0ppg, 5.8rpg, 1.8apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 55.7%, 3PT: 38.8%, FT: 65.6%.
In Jan.'11 signed at BG Karlsruhe (Germany-ProA, starting five) and after 14 games averaged 8.8ppg, 4.4rpg, 1.6apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 50.6%, 3PT: 25.8%, FT: 63.0%.




1.DIVISION: Five home victories - by Rauno Hurmalainen
1. Division, round 8: Five contests tonight and as many home victories. YMCA Oulu got this time 59 points from team's three American players and that was too much for visitor BC Nokia. Josh Nofflet (194-F-88, college: Lee) led YMCA Oulu with 24pts/11rbs and Oulu won 84-67 (37-35). Huima (Aanekoski) defeated visitor Honka (Tapiola) 95-85 (39-50) thanks to strong second half. Tuomas Viertola (196-F-90) led Huima with 25pts. Pyrinto II (Tampere) beat Tarmo (Porvoo) 110-81 (51-33). Jason Stamper (200-F/C-85, agency: JEMsports, college: Minnesota), who just joined TP II roster and scored 29 points in 22 minutes in his first game. Riento (Saynatsalo) was in troubles during the first half vs ToPo Academy (Helsinki), but visitors got in foul troubles and SayRi won 98-90 (39-51). Bilal Abdullah (196-G-84, college: Lafayette) helped the hosts with 32pts/13rbs. Ura Basket (Kaarina) won over BC Jyvaskyla 106-89 (49-34). Eze Andrews (201-F/C-83, agency: Court Side, college: Savannah St.) (Ura) made a double-double 28pts/11rbs.
YMCA Oulu - BC Nokia 84-67 (37-35). (Josh Nofflet 24/11, Lloyd Phillips 20/9a, Brian Moultrie 15/14 - Darren Townes 16, Timo Riihela 14, Gerald January 13/13).
Huima - Honka 95-85 (39-50). (Tuomas Viertola 25/5a, Treylon Manning 19, John Britton 18 - Villematti Kopio 20, Ilkka Sirola 17/10, Tero Laitinen 16).
Pyrinto II - Tarmo 110-81 (51-33). (Jason Stamper 29/9, Jukka-Pekka Vaananen 21, Osku Heinonen 11 - Shawn Henderson 29, Mike King 20/10, La Trice Little 17/9)
SayRi - ToPo Academy 98-90 (39-51). (Bilal Abdullah 32/13, Kenneth Cooper 19/13, Sami Mantymaa 16 - Sauli Silvonen 25, Harri Hohteri 17, Alexis Lavastida Lee 12).
Ura Basket - BC Jyvaskyla 106-89 (49-34). (Eze Andrews 28/11, Lionel Green 23/12, Niilo Lehtila 20/5a - Jarno Nissinen 27, Lance Storrs 20, Niko-Pekka Pantsu 20).




KORISLIIGA: KTP signed with Tony Crocker - by Rauno Hurmalainen
KTP Basket, Kotka has replaced American G-F Terrell Bell (198-G/F-89, college: Virginia Tech) by American SG-SF Tony Crocker (201-G/F-87). Bell played 11 contests on KTP roster and averaged 9,2 ppg - 6,5 rpg - 1,3 apg in 25:49 mpg. Head Coach Lars Ekstrom (agency: Edge Sports ) has found a replacement in Crocker, who played last season in Hungary-A Division (Albacomp) averaging 17,0 ppg - 4,3 rpg - 2,3 apg in 31 games. Crocker's Alma Mater is U. of Oklahoma, where he was studying and playing four years 2006-10. Crocker averaged as a Senior 11,4 ppg - 6,2 rpg - 1,7 apg in 30 contests.

1st Division Round 8 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News
Aanekosken Huima (#8) forced the game against Lapuan Korikobrat (#7) into an overtime, but lost by three points 121-124 on Thursday night. The game took place in Aanekoski. But the guests from Lapua were better at the end. American players dominated the game. Walter Baxley orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 46 points (!!!) and 12 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Lapuan Korikobrat (4-4) moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Huima and Ura Basket. Lapuan Korikobrat will face higher ranked Pyrinto II (#5) in Tampere in the next round and it may be quite challenging game.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 8: BC Nokia was beaten by Oulun NMKY on the road 84-67. Ura Basket won against Jyvaskyla on its own court 106-89. Bottom-ranked ToPo Akatemia unfortunately lost to SayRi in Jyvaskyla 90-98. Pyrinto II rolled over Porvoon Tarmo at home 110-81. FoKoPo defeated Tapiolan Honka on the opponent's court 75-72. Huima beat Tapiolan Honka in a home game 95-85. Bottom-ranked ToPo Akatemia won against Jyvaskyla on the road 89-75.
The most impressive performance of 8th round was 32 points and 13 rebounds by Bilal Abdullah of SayRi.


Oulun NMKY - BC Nokia 84-67

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both third ranked Oulun NMKY and second-ranked BC Nokia had identical 6-1 record. This time Oulun NMKY used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Nokia 84-67 on Sunday night. It was a key game for the second position in the league. The game was mostly controlled by Oulun NMKY. BC Nokia was better in second period 16-10. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American forward Josh Nofflet (194-88, college: Lee) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 11 rebounds. The other American import point guard Lloyd Phillips (178-85, college: Illinois St.) contributed with 20 points and 9 assists for the winners. Four Oulun NMKY players scored in double figures. Oulun NMKY's coach Juha Valkama used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American-British power forward Gerald January (201-88, college: Montevallo) replied with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 13 rebounds and American forward Darren Townes (201-86, college: Hofstra) added 16 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for BC Nokia. Oulun NMKY (7-1) have an impressive six-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place. BC Nokia at the other side dropped to the third position with two games lost. Oulun NMKY will face league's leader Forssan Koripojat on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. BC Nokia will play against Aanekosken Huima in Aanekoski.
Top scorers:
BC Nokia: D.Townes 16+8reb+1ast, T.Riihela 14+2reb+4ast, G.January 13+13reb+1ast, J.Kauro 7+5reb, T.Kankaanpaa 5+1reb+1ast, V.Virtanen 5+1reb+1ast
Oulun NMKY: J.Nofflet 24+11reb+2ast, L.Phillips 20+4reb+9ast, B.Moultrie 15+14reb+2ast, S.Keinonen 11+4reb+1ast, J.Teppo 5, J.Siivikko 3+6reb
gschID: 150182


Ura Basket - Jyvaskyla 106-89

Very expected game when 11th ranked BC Jyvaskyla (1-8) lost to seventh ranked Ura Basket (4-4) in Kaarina 89-106 on Sunday. The game without a history. Ura Basket led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Ura Basket outrebounded BC Jyvaskyla 44-28 including a 28-14 advantage in defensive rebounds. BC Jyvaskyla was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. Trinidad and Tobago power forward Eze Andrews (201-83, college: Savannah St., agency: Court Side) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 28 points, 11 rebounds and 4 blocks. American swingman Lionel Green (196-84, college: SUNO) contributed with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Five Ura Basket players scored in double figures. Forward Jarno Nissinen (195-77) replied with 27 points and 5 rebounds and American guard Lance Storrs (195-89, college: Georgia Tech) added 20 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for BC Jyvaskyla. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Ura Basket have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Huima and Lapua. BC Jyvaskyla lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the eleventh position with eight games lost. Ura Basket will face Porvoon Tarmo (#10) on the road in the next round.
Top scorers:
Jyvaskyla: J.Nissinen 27+5reb, L.Storrs 20+7reb+1ast, N.Pantsu 20+5reb, M.Markkanen 7+1reb, K.Kuokkanen 4+1reb+1ast, J.Ruuskanen 4+4reb
Ura Basket: E.Andrews 28+11reb+2ast, L.Green 23+12reb+3ast, N.Lehtila 20+4reb+5ast, J.Saari 10+3reb, J.Alanko 10+5reb+1ast, S.Salminen 6+2reb+2ast
gschID: 150179


SayRi - ToPo Akatemia 98-90

Rather predictable result when tenth ranked Saynatsalon Riento (2-5) won against bottom-ranked Torpan Pojat (1-8) in Jyvaskyla 98-90 on Sunday. The hosts trailed by 10 points after three quarters before their 31-13 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Saynatsalon Riento dominated down low during the game scoring 72 of its points in the paint compared to Torpan Pojat's 38. Saynatsalon Riento forced 20 Torpan Pojat turnovers and outrebounded them 46-27 including a 17-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. Torpan Pojat was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. American guard Bilal Abdullah (196-84, college: Lafayette) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 32 points and 13 rebounds. The other American import center Kenneth Cooper (208-87, college: UAB) contributed with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Abdullah is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Four Saynatsalon Riento players scored in double figures. Guard Sauli Silvonen (186-83) replied with 25 points and power forward Harri Hohteri (200-77) added 17 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Torpan Pojat. Torpan Pojat's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Saynatsalon Riento moved-up to ninth place. Torpan Pojat at the other side stay at the bottom position with eight games lost. Saynatsalon Riento will face higher ranked Pyrinto II (#5) in Tampere in the next round and it may be quite challenging game.
Top scorers:
ToPo Akatemia: S.Silvonen 25+4reb+2ast, H.Hohteri 17+6reb+1ast, A.Lavastida 12+4reb, J.Heinikoski 9+1reb+1ast, M.Jamsa 8+1reb+3ast, J.Rajala 7+6reb
SayRi: B.Abdullah 32+13reb+3ast, K.Cooper 19+13reb+4ast, S.Mantymaa 16+7reb+2ast, E.Nieminen 15+5reb+2ast, J.Lehto 7+3reb, K.Naukkarinen 7+2reb
gschID: 150180


Pyrinto II - Porvoon Tarmo 110-81

Not a big story in a game when 9th ranked Porvoon Tarmo (2-6) was outscored by sixth ranked Pyrinto II (4-3) in Tampere 110-81 on Sunday. The game without a history. Pyrinto II led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Pyrinto II shot 30 for 43 from the free-throw line, while Porvoon Tarmo only scored thirteen points from the stripe. Porvoon Tarmo was plagued by 33 personal fouls down the stretch. Stamper orchestrated the victory by scoring 29 points and 9 rebounds. Guard Jukka-Pekka Vaananen (195-84) contributed with 21 points and 4 assists for the winners. Four Pyrinto II players scored in double figures. Pyrinto II's coach Tero Hassinen felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American guard Shawn Henderson (190, college: Idaho) replied with 29 points and his fellow American import forward Mike King (201-74, college: Ill.-Chicago) added 20 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Porvoon Tarmo. Pyrinto II moved-up to fifth place. Porvoon Tarmo at the other side dropped to the tenth position with six games lost. Pyrinto II will face Saynatsalon Riento (#9) in Jyvaskyla in the next round. Porvoon Tarmo will play at home against Ura Basket in Kaarina and be promoted back to the Korisliiga just one year after relegation.
Top scorers:
Porvoon Tarmo: S.Henderson 29+4reb+1ast, M.King 20+10reb, L.Trice Little 17+9reb+3ast, A.Nieminen 4+5reb, J.Laakkonen 4+4reb, S.Nieminen 3
Pyrinto II: Stamper 29+9reb+2ast, J.Vaananen 21+4reb+4ast, O.Heinonen 11+1reb, J.Harjula 11+1ast, K.Rasinaho 9+3reb+2ast, J.Kilpinen 8+4reb
gschID: 150181


Huima - Lapua 121-124 OT

Aanekosken Huima (#8) forced the game against Lapuan Korikobrat (#7) into an overtime, but lost by three points 121-124 on Thursday night. The game took place in Aanekoski. But the guests from Lapua were better at the end. The guests trailed by 11 points after three quarters before their 30-19 charge, which allowed them to tie the game at the end of regular time and get a 3-point victory in overtime. Lapuan Korikobrat forced 23 Aanekosken Huima turnovers. Aanekosken Huima was plagued by 29 personal fouls down the stretch. American players dominated the game. Guard Walter Baxley (191-84, college: Mars Hill) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 46 points (!!!) and 12 rebounds. Forward Eric Williams (198-85, college: Tarleton St.) contributed with a double-double by scoring 38 points (!!!) and 10 rebounds for the winners. point guard Treylon Manning (176-85, college: Texas Coll.) replied with 30 points and 7 assists and swingman Justice Graham (198-79, college: Glenville St.) added 19 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Aanekosken Huima. Four Lapuan Korikobrat and five Aanekosken Huima players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Lapuan Korikobrat (4-4) moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Huima and Ura Basket. Lapuan Korikobrat will face higher ranked Pyrinto II (#5) in Tampere in the next round and it may be quite challenging game.
Top scorers:
Huima: T.Manning 30+3reb+7ast, S.Kajander 20+6reb, J.Graham 19+9reb+3ast, T.Britton 19+9reb+1ast, T.Viertola 13+2reb+6ast, M.Santa 6+2reb
Lapua: W.Baxley 46+12reb+2ast, E.Williams 38+10reb+2ast, E.Jackson 15+5reb+6ast, H.Jokinen 12+5reb+2ast, V.Turja 7+2reb+1ast, P.Jurvanen 3+1reb
gschID: 150177


Tapiolan Honka - FoKoPo 72-75

Everything went according to plan when top-ranked Forssan Koripojat (8-0) edged on the road 4th ranked Tapiolan Honka (5-3) 75-72 on Thursday. The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 23-11. But Tapiolan Honka won second period 27-20. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Forssan Koripojat forced 19 Tapiolan Honka turnovers. Strangely Tapiolan Honka outrebounded Forssan Koripojat 39-24 including 27 on the defensive glass. Tapiolan Honka was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. American forward HL Coleman (202-74, college: Wyoming) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds. The other American import forward Tracy Robinson (201-86, college: Loyola, IL) contributed with 15 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Forward Tero Laitinen (201-87) replied with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds and center Daniel Dolenc (205-93) added 14 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Tapiolan Honka. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Forssan Koripojat have an impressive eight-game winning streak. Forssan Koripojat maintains first position with 8-0 record. Tapiolan Honka lost third consecutive game. They keep the fourth place with three games lost. Forssan Koripojat will face league's second-placed Oulun NMKY at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Tapiolan Honka will play against Saynatsalon Riento in Jyvaskyla.
Top scorers:
Tapiolan Honka: T.Laitinen 16+10reb+3ast, A.Vanjoki 14+4reb+1ast, D.Dolenc 14+6reb+1ast, V.Kopio 12+3reb+2ast, P.Vertio 9+10reb+1ast, I.Sirola 4+5reb
FoKoPo: B.Bojang 16+3reb+2ast, H.Coleman 15+10reb+1ast, T.Robinson 15+5reb+2ast, S.Ikavalko 15+1reb+4ast, M.Molenius 8, E.Johansson 6+2reb
gschID: 150178


Round 1
Huima - Tapiolan Honka 95-85

There was an upset when higher ranked Tapiolan Honka (5-3) lost to eighth ranked Aanekosken Huima (4-4) in Aanekoski 85-95 on Sunday. Tapiolan Honka was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Forward Tuomas Viertola (196-90) orchestrated the victory by scoring 25 points and 5 assists. American point guard Treylon Manning (176-85, college: Texas Coll.) contributed with 19 points for the winners. Forward Ilkka Sirola (197-86) replied with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds and point guard Villematti Kopio (182-92) added 20 points in the effort for Tapiolan Honka. Five Aanekosken Huima and four Tapiolan Honka players scored in double figures. Aanekosken Huima moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Lapua and Ura Basket. Tapiolan Honka lost third consecutive game. They keep the fourth position with three games lost. Aanekosken Huima will face higher ranked BC Nokia (#3) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Tapiolan Honka will play against Saynatsalon Riento in Jyvaskyla.
Top scorers:
Tapiolan Honka: V.Kopio 20+3reb+2ast, I.Sirola 17+10reb+1ast, T.Laitinen 16+3reb+2ast, A.Vanjoki 15+3reb, V.Tarjanne 7+1reb, P.Vertio 5+5reb+3ast
Huima: T.Viertola 25+4reb+5ast, T.Manning 19+4reb+3ast, S.Kajander 18+2reb+1ast, T.Britton 18+8reb, J.Graham 11+5reb, M.Liukko 2+3reb
gschID: 150183


Round 20
Jyvaskyla - ToPo Akatemia 75-89

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams when twelfth ranked Torpan Pojat (1-8) beat on the road 11th ranked BC Jyvaskyla (1-8) 89-75 on Wednesday. The game was mostly controlled by Torpan Pojat. BC Jyvaskyla was better in second period 23-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Forward Julius Rajala (200-94) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 10 rebounds (on 10-of-11 shooting from the field). Guard Sauli Silvonen (186-83) contributed with 15 points and 6 assists for the winners. American guard Lance Storrs (195-89, college: Georgia Tech) replied with 15 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and forward Jarno Nissinen (195-77) added 16 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals in the effort for BC Jyvaskyla. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Torpan Pojat left bottom position moving up to eleventh place, which they share with Jyvaskyla. It was BC Jyvaskyla's sixth loss in a row. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Jyvaskyla: J.Nissinen 16+5reb+5ast, L.Storrs 15+7reb+4ast, K.Kuokkanen 11+6reb+3ast, M.Markkanen 10+6reb, J.Luoma 8+5reb, M.Manninen 4+1reb+1ast
ToPo Akatemia: J.Rajala 23+10reb+1ast, S.Silvonen 15+3reb+6ast, A.Lavastida 14+4reb+1ast, J.Heinikoski 11+6reb+4ast, J.Kauppinen 8+1reb+2ast, H.Hohteri 6+5reb+2ast
gschID: 150269




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


Stats Leaders - Division I
Points Per Game
 Walter BAXLEY
  Lapua
  (191-G-84)
  Avg: 28.4
 1. Baxley, Lapua28.4 
 2. Phillips, Oulun N.26.8 
 3. Manning, Huima24.6 
 4. Williams, Lapua23.4 
 5. Nofflet, Oulun N.23.4 
 6. Harjula, Pyrinto II21.3 
 7. Reed, Lapua21.3 
 8. Abdullah, SayRi20.3 
 9. Green, Ura Basket20.3 
 10. Robinson, FoKoPo19.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Brian MOULTRIE
  Oulun N.
  (198-C/F-87)
  Avg: 14
 1. Moultrie, Oulun N.14.0 
 2. Cooper, SayRi13.4 
 3. Bojang, FoKoPo12.8 
 4. Townes, BC Nokia10.9 
 5. January, BC Nokia10.8 
 6. Green, Ura Basket10.1 
 7. Britton, Huima10.1 
 8. Coleman, FoKoPo10.0 
 9. Nofflet, Oulun N.9.1 
 10. Andrews, Ura B.8.9 
Assists Per Game
 Shawn HENDERSON
  Porvoo.
  (190-G-)
  Avg: 6
 1. Henderson, Porvoo.6.0 
 2. Ikavalko, FoKoPo5.5 
 3. Phillips, Oulun N.5.0 
 4. Manning, Huima4.7 
 5. Jackson, Lapua4.3 
 6. Riihela, BC Nokia3.9 
 7. Storrs, Jyvaskyla3.5 
 8. Viertola, Huima3.4 
 9. Abdullah, SayRi3.0 
 10. Lehtila, Ura Bask.2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Emmanuel JACKSON
  Lapua
  (188-G-)
  Avg: 3
 1. Jackson, Lapua3.0 
 2. Bojang, FoKoPo2.5 
 3. January, BC Nokia2.1 
 4. Reed, Lapua2.0 
 5. Little, Porvoon2.0 
 6. Nieminen, SayRi1.9 
 7. Vanjoki, Tapiolan.1.9 
 8. Williams, Lapua1.9 
 9. Phillips, Oulun N.1.8 
 10. Townes, BC Nokia1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Brian MOULTRIE
  Oulun N.
  (198-C/F-87)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Moultrie, Oulun N.2.8 
 2. Andrews, Ura B.2.1 
 3. Molenius, FoKoPo1.2 
 4. Pulkkinen, Pyrin.1.2 
 5. Laitinen, Tapiol.1.1 
 6. Mattila, Pyrin.1.0 
 7. Townes, BC Nokia1.0 
 8. Cooper, SayRi0.9 
 9. Dolenc, Tapiolan.0.7 
 10. Still, Porvoon Ta.0.6 


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, his career high. 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).




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  FYR MACEDONIA   


Superleague Round 9: Feni Indistrija edges Lirija by one point - by Eurobasket News
Superleague is at the halfway of the Regular Season and there are still another 9 rounds left.

The most exciting game of round 9 in the Superleague took place in Skopje. This derby game ended with only one-point home defeat of 4th placed Lirija (4-4) to leader Feni Indistrija (8-0) 69-68 on Sunday evening. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Lirija. The guests trailed by 1 point after three quarters before their 25-23 charge, which allowed them to win the game. The best player for the winners was international power forward Kiril Nikolovski (210-C/F-88)
who had a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds. Serbian center Dusan Knezevic (207-80, agency: BeoExcell) chipped in 17 points and 9 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was Serbian guard Vladimir Filipovic (195-85) who recorded 16 points and 5 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Undefeated Feni Indistrija have an impressive series of eight victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 8-0 record. Lirija at the other side keeps the fourth position with four games lost. Feni Indistrija are looking forward to face bottom-ranked Kozuv (#9) in Gergelija in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Lirija's supporters also look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Skopje MZT Skopje.
Another exciting game was a derby match between two teams from Skopje: Torus Skopje (#3) and MZT Skopje (#2). Torus Skopje (7-1) won against visiting MZT Skopje (6-2) 67-60. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of MZT Skopje. It was a key game for the second position in the league. It was a good game for international swingman Ivica Dimcevski (194-89, agency: Interperformances) who led his team to a victory with 15 points and 4 assists. Bojan Trajkovski contributed with 10 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. International power forward Todor Gecevski answered with 14 points and 8 rebounds for MZT Skopje. Torus Skopje moved-up to second place. MZT Skopje at the other side dropped to the third position with two games lost. Torus Skopje will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. MZT Skopje's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Skopje to the arena Lirija.
Bottom-ranked Fersped-Rabotnicki managed to get a second victory, breaking the series of three consecutive loses on Saturday night. This time they edged eighth-ranked Kozuv in Gergelija 76-75. Dime Tasovski stepped up and scored 14 points for the winners. Fersped-Rabotnicki's coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. The best for the losing side was Aleksandar Dimitrovski with 19 points and 6 rebounds. Fersped-Rabotnicki (2-6) moved-up to seventh place, which they share with ABA Strumica. Kozuv lost their fourth game in a row. Newly promoted team dropped to the bottom position with seven games lost. Fersped-Rabotnicki will meet at home ABA Strumica (#8) in the next round. Kozuv will play against the league's leader Feni Indistrija where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
The game in Kumanovo was also worth to mention about. 5th ranked Vardar (3-5) played at the court of sixth ranked Kumanovo 2009 (3-5). Kumanovo 2009 managed to secure a 6-point victory 87-81. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Vardar. Dejan Mikic nailed 21 points and 5 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) for the winning side. Kumanovo 2009 moved-up to fifth place, which they share with defeated Vardar. Kumanovo 2009 will have a break next round. Vardar's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Skopje Fersped-Rabotnicki.


Kozuv - Rabotnicki 75-76

Bottom-ranked Fersped-Rabotnicki managed to get a second victory, breaking the series of three consecutive loses on Saturday night. This time they edged eighth-ranked Kozuv in Gergelija 76-75. The guests trailed by 18 points after three quarters before their 32-13 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Fersped-Rabotnicki made 32-of-42 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. The former international forward Dime Tasovski (200-80) stepped up and scored 14 points for the winners and guard Jane Petrovski (181-87) chipped in 14 points. Fersped-Rabotnicki's coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. The best for the losing side was guard Aleksandar Dimitrovski (193-80) with 19 points and 6 rebounds and Serbian center Velibor Buha (208-88) scored 16 points. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Fersped-Rabotnicki (2-6) moved-up to seventh place, which they share with ABA Strumica. Kozuv lost their fourth game in a row. Newly promoted team dropped to the bottom position with seven games lost. Fersped-Rabotnicki will meet at home ABA Strumica (#8) in the next round. Kozuv will play against the league's leader Feni Indistrija where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Top scorers:
Rabotnicki: D.Tasovski 14+4reb+3ast, J.Petrovski 14+4reb, E.Bogoev 12+3reb+1ast, M.Pavlovic 10+2ast, E.Hadzibulic 9+2reb, B.Cole 8+9reb
Kozuv: A.Dimitrovski 19+6reb+2ast, V.Buha 16+4reb, V.Eftimov 13+1ast, M.Bulic 10+3reb, M.Petkovic 8+6reb+1ast, B.Tomasevic 4+3reb+5ast


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Torus Skopje - MZT Skopje 67-60

Another exciting game was a derby match between two teams from Skopje: Torus Skopje (#3) and MZT Skopje (#2). Torus Skopje (7-1) won against visiting MZT Skopje (6-2) 67-60. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of MZT Skopje. It was a key game for the second position in the league. The hosts were already 12 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 9-4 MZT Skopje's run in the last quarter cut the lead to 67-60 at the end of the game. Strangely MZT Skopje outrebounded Torus Skopje 39-26 including 26 on the defensive glass. It was a good game for international swingman Ivica Dimcevski (194-89, agency: Interperformances) who led his team to a victory with 15 points and 4 assists. The former international power forward Bojan Trajkovski (206-88, agency: Global Sports Plaza) contributed with 10 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. International power forward Todor Gecevski answered with 14 points and 8 rebounds and American forward Noah Dahlman (200-89, college: Wofford) added 13 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for MZT Skopje. Torus Skopje moved-up to second place. MZT Skopje at the other side dropped to the third position with two games lost. Torus Skopje will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. MZT Skopje's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Skopje to the arena Lirija.
Top scorers:
Torus Skopje: I.Dimcevski 15+4ast, J.Reynolds 11+4reb, B.Trajkovski 10+8reb+1ast, G.Markovski 9+2reb+3ast, D.Karadzovski 9+2reb+6ast, N.Karakolev 7+7reb+1ast
MZT Skopje: T.Gecevski 14+8reb+2ast, N.Dahlman 13+7reb, O.Stojanovski 8+2reb+2ast, G.Cekovski 8+4reb+3ast, I.Mijajlovic 7+4reb+3ast, R.Stefanov 5+7reb
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Lirija - Feni Indistrija 68-69

The most exciting game of round 9 in the Superleague took place in Skopje. This derby game ended with only one-point home defeat of 4th placed Lirija (4-4) to leader Feni Indistrija (8-0) 69-68 on Sunday evening. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Lirija. The guests trailed by 1 point after three quarters before their 25-23 charge, which allowed them to win the game. The best player for the winners was international power forward Kiril Nikolovski (210-88) who had a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds. Serbian center Dusan Knezevic (207-80, agency: BeoExcell) chipped in 17 points and 9 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was Serbian guard Vladimir Filipovic (195-85) who recorded 16 points and 5 rebounds and American power forward Dustin Mitchell (206, college: WiscKing.-Whitew.) added 10 points and 10 rebounds respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Feni Indistrija have an impressive series of eight victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 8-0 record. Lirija at the other side keeps the fourth position with four games lost. Feni Indistrija are looking forward to face bottom-ranked Kozuv (#9) in Gergelija in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Lirija's supporters also look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Skopje MZT Skopje.
Top scorers:
Feni Indistrija: K.Nikolovski 18+11reb+3ast, D.Knezevic 17+9reb+3ast, J.Frye 11+4reb+1ast, S.Ocokoljic 10+2reb+1ast, G.Samardziev 9+2reb+1ast, D.Sokolov 4+3reb
Lirija: V.Filipovic 16+5reb+2ast, N.Zivcevic 14+4reb+3ast, T.Simic 13+3reb+2ast, D.Mitchell 10+10reb+1ast, J.Life 8+4reb+2ast, C.Morban 5+5reb+1ast
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Kumanovo - Vardar 87-81

The game in Kumanovo was also worth to mention about. 5th ranked Vardar (3-5) played at the court of sixth ranked Kumanovo 2009 (3-5). Kumanovo 2009 managed to secure a 6-point victory 87-81. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Vardar. Vardar was tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. Kumanovo 2009 made 31-of-37 charity shots (83.8 percent) during the game, while Vardar only scored fourteen points from the stripe. 28 personal fouls committed by Vardar helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Serbian forward Dejan Mikic (201-86) nailed 21 points and 5 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) for the winning side and Serbian forward Milan Janjusevic (196-83) accounted for 21 points. Guard Angel Tasevski (187-83) came up with 21 points and swingman Vladimir Georgievski (194-82) added 17 points respectively for Vardar in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Kumanovo 2009 moved-up to fifth place, which they share with defeated Vardar. Kumanovo 2009 will have a break next round. Vardar's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Skopje Fersped-Rabotnicki.
Top scorers:
Kumanovo: M.Janjusevic 21+3reb, D.Mikic 21+5reb+2ast, N.Jelesijevic 16+4reb+3ast, A.Kostoski 10+4reb+3ast, D.Kalov 6+2reb+1ast, D.Matic 6+1reb
Vardar: A.Tasevski 21+4reb+2ast, V.Georgievski 17+3reb, D.Radulovic 12+1reb+2ast, A.Shterjov 12+6reb+2ast, D.Kostevski 9+6reb, A.Stefanovski 6+2reb
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D1 Standings
Superleague Standings
 1. Feni Indistrija 8-0 
 2. Torus Skopje 7-1 
 3. MZT Skopje 6-2 
 4. Lirija 4-4 
 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. Nikolovski, Feni I.19.6 
 3. Boswell, ABA S.19.3 
 4. Tasovski, Rabotnic.19.2 
 5. Dahlman, MZT S.18.7 
 6. Life, Lirija17.8 
 7. Karadzovski, Torus17.7 
 8. Radulovic, Vardar17.7 
 9. Zivcevic, Lirija17.5 
 10. Georgievski, Vard.17.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Noah DAHLMAN
  MZT S.
  (200-F-89)
  Avg: 9.8
 1. Dahlman, MZT S.9.8 
 2. Mitchell, Lirija8.6 
 3. Trajkovski, Torus8.0 
 4. Nikolovski, Feni I.7.1 
 5. Cekovski, MZT S.6.7 
 6. Reynolds, Torus S.6.6 
 7. Hadzivasilev, ABA6.5 
 8. Mikic, Kumanovo6.0 
 9. Knezevic, Feni I.5.9 
 10. Cole, Rabotnicki5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Jane PETROVSKI
  Rabotnicki
  (181-G-87)
  Avg: 4
 1. Petrovski, Rabotni.4.0 
 2. Frye, Feni Indistr.4.0 
 3. Tasevski, Vardar3.6 
 4. Morban, Lirija3.4 
 5. Radulovic, Vardar3.3 
 6. Tomasevic, Kozuv3.2 
 7. Ocokoljic, Feni I.3.2 
 8. Karadzovski, Torus3.1 
 9. Mijajlovic, MZT S.3.1 
 10. Zivcevic, Lirija3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Dime TASOVSKI
  Rabotnicki
  (200-F-80)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Tasovski, Rabotnic.2.8 
 2. Frye, Feni Indistr.2.6 
 3. Simonovski, Feni I.2.1 
 4. Filipovic, Lirija1.9 
 5. Zivcevic, Lirija1.5 
 6. Stajic, Lirija1.4 
 7. Brooks, ABA S.1.3 
 8. Morban, Lirija1.3 
 9. Radulovic, Vardar1.3 
 10. Bogoev, Rabotnic.1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Sinisa AVRAMOVSKI
  Lirija
  (209-C-85)
  Avg: 1
 1. Avramovski, Lirija1.0 
 2. Jelesijevic, Kuman.1.0 
 3. Mitchell, Lirija0.9 
 4. Cole, Rabotnicki0.8 
 5. Simic, Lirija0.7 
 6. Trajkovski, Torus0.6 
 7. Pajic, Vardar0.6 
 8. Chappell, ABA S.0.6 
 9. Knezevic, Feni I.0.6 
 10. Brckov, Feni I.0.4 


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Kevin Hamilton (BBC Bayreuth) Any Pass That I Can Get To Kevin Durant Should Be An Automatic Assist - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Kevin Hamilton (193-G-84, agency: Limelight Hoops, college: Holy Cross) is a 27 year old 193cm guard from Queens Village, New York that is playing his first season for BBC Bayreuth. He played at Holy Cross from 2002-2006 and played together with ex Skyliner Keith Simmons. In his senior year, he played 31 games averaging 17.6ppg, 6.3rpg, 3.5apg, 3.3spg, FG: 38.1%, 3PT: 33.2%, FT: 77.7%. In his rookie season 2006-2007, he came to Europe and played in Poland for Polpak Swiecie playing 19 games and averaging 13.0ppg, 4.5rpg, 3.8apg, Steals-2 (2.3spg), 2FGP: 44.8%, 3PT: 38.2%, FT: 64.2%. In 2007-2008, he played in France for Besancon Basket Comte Doubs (France-ProB) playing 2 games and averaging 6.0ppg, 2.5rpg, 2.5apg. He also had a short tenure in Mexico with Pioneros de Quintana Roo-Cancun. In 2008-2009, he returned back to Poland to play for SKK Kotwica Kolobrzeg playing 32 games averaging 11.0ppg, 5.1rpg, Assists-1 (6.4apg), Steals-1 (2.8spg), FGP: 43.6%, 3PT: 32.6%, FT: 66.5%. He was not lazy in the last three summers staying in game shape and playing in Puerto Rico playing 90 games. In tue summer of 2009, he played for Indios de Mayaguez playing 35 games and averaging 10.5ppg, 4.7rpg, Assists-3 (6.3apg), Steals-2 (1.7spg), FGP: 45.4%, 3PT: 28.1%, FT: 70.6%. His father was a draft pick of The Boston Celtics in 1980. In 2009-2010, he played his first season in Braunschweig playing 39 games: 10.1ppg, 3.8rpg, Assists-3 (5.4apg), Steals-2 (1.9spg), FGP: 63.7%, 3PT: 33.9%, FT: 77.6%. In 2010-2011 for Braunschweig, he averaged 9,oppg, 4,1rpg and 4,3apg. Last summer, he played in Puerto Rico for Indios de Mayaguez (Puerto Rico-BSN) averaging 10,6ppg, 4,4rpg and 8,0apg. He spoke to Eurobasket about the Kevin Durant rumors.

How is your injury rehab coming along? When can we see you on the court again?

I am not sure. My rehab is coming along well. It could be anywhere from 4-6-8 weeks.

BBC Bayreuth has won three of the last four games. How happy have you been with the play of point guard Danny Gibson?

Danny has done a great job. The team has responded well to his play. He has done a good job leading the team.

What has changed since new coach Marco Van den Berg taking over the reigns?

He has implemented a whole new philosophy on offense and defense. He is a very good basketball coach. He is a basketball junkie. He motivates the team well and we believe in his system. It has been great with him.

The Kevin Durant rumor to BBC Bayreuth has been all over the German media. What is your take on it?

It seems to be a realistic possibility that Kevin Durant could play for us. BBC Bayreuth have confirmed the interest and it is an exciting time here. It will be interesting to see how the team will respond with him in the lineup. It will be nice meeting him then if he plays.

Even though you are still injured, it seems that he would come in December and you could have that opportunity to play with him.

I could play with him and it will be fun. So often you hear of superstars coming to Europe to play and then there is no movement. We dont want to get too overworked with the idea of him coming. If it happens then it will be nice, but until that time, we are only concentrated on our next game.

How was practice Monday? I am sure everyone was talking about the Kevin Durant rumor?

We were talking about it, but honestly we are totally focused on our season and the next game. Once practice started, we were focused on Bonn. We want to continue to be on the right track and continue to win.

What is the perfect pass from Kevin Hamilton (193-G-84, agency: Limelight Hoops, college: Holy Cross) to Kevin Durant?

Any pass that I can get To Kevin Durant Is perfect which should be an automatic assist.

What was the last DVD movie that you saw?

Princess and the frog which I saw with my daughter.

Thanks Kev for the chat.



ProA Round 11: Mitteldeutscher BC beats Kirchheim Knights in the most crucial game of the week - by Eurobasket News
The round was rather attractive and full of interesting results. The round ended with extra overtimes, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Kirchheim. First ranked Mitteldeutscher BC faced second-ranked Kirchheim Knights. Guests from Weissenfels (8-1) defeated host Kirchheim Knights (7-3) 97-80. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Kirchheim Knights. It was a very close game until the last quarter, when Mitteldeutscher BC's pressure prevailed and they won that period 31-15 extending their advantage to 17 points. They made 17-of-20 free shots (85.0 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was American forward Arizona Reid (196-86, college: High Point) who scored 22 points and 7 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). Center Phillipp Heyden (208-88) chipped in 17 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). American center Devin Uskoski (198-85, college: Rocky Mountain) produced a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 rebounds for the hosts. Mitteldeutscher BC have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain first place with 8-1 record. Kirchheim Knights at the other side dropped to the third position with three games lost. Mitteldeutscher BC are looking forward to face BG Karlsruhe (#14) at home in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Kirchheim Knights will play against Leitershofen (#15) in Diedorf and are hoping to prove to their supporters that the loss was just an accident.
NBC (5-5) survived in overtime against BV Chemnitz 99 (5-6) by two points 70-68. Naturalized American power forward Ryan De Michael (205-77, college: Tennessee-Martin) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 17 rebounds and 5 blocks. Will Chavis contributed with 17 points for the winners. American power forward Ty Shaw (202-79, college: Albertson) answered with 12 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists for BV Chemnitz 99. NBC moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Heidelberg and Cuxhaven. BV Chemnitz 99 at the other side dropped to the tenth position with six games lost. NBC will play against USC Heidelberg (#8) on the road in the next round. BV Chemnitz 99 will play against Saar-Pfalz Braves in Homburg and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Jena was also quite interesting. 7th ranked Cuxhaven BasCats (5-5) played at the court of eighth ranked Science City Jena (6-5). Science City Jena defeated Cuxhaven BasCats 83-67 on Saturday. It was a great evening for Tyler Kepkay who led his team to a victory scoring 20 points and 6 assists. Science City Jena's coach Georg Eichler used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Quinnel Brown responded with 17 points and 5 rebounds. Science City Jena moved-up to sixth place. Loser Cuxhaven BasCats keep the seventh position with five games lost. They share it with Heidelberg and NBC. Science City Jena will meet Ehingen/Urspringschule (#13) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Cuxhaven BasCats will play against Webmoebel Baskets (#5) in Paderborn and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
A very interesting game took place in Paderborn. It ended with only three-point home defeat of 4th placed Webmoebel Baskets (6-4) to thirteenth ranked ETB Wohnbau (4-6) 89-86 on Saturday evening. It was an exceptional evening for Kevin Wysocki who led the winners and scored 18 points and 8 rebounds. The victory was the third consecutive win for ETB Wohnbau. They moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with Braves. Webmoebel Baskets at the other side dropped to the fifth position with four games lost. ETB Wohnbau's next round opponent will be higher ranked Gloria Giants (#4) in Duesseldorf and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Webmoebel Baskets will play on the road against Cuxhaven BasCats and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
We should mention about the upset which took place in Karlsruhe, where higher ranked USC Heidelberg (5-5) was outleveled in a road game by fourteenth ranked BG Karlsruhe (2-8) 88-67 on Sunday. The game was dominated by American players. The best player for the winners was Justin Howard who had a double-double by scoring 25 points and 17 rebounds. USC Heidelberg's coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. BG Karlsruhe maintains fourteenth place with 2-8 record. USC Heidelberg lost their third game in a row. They keep the seventh position with five games lost. BG Karlsruhe will face league's leader Mitteldeutscher BC in Weissenfels in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.

In the last two games of round 11 Ehingen was crushed by Crailsheim in a road game 76-52. Duesseldorf beat Leitershofen at home 74-67.



Crailsheim - Ehingen 76-52

There was no surprise when 11th ranked Ehingen/Urspringschule (4-7) was crushed on the road by third ranked Crailsheim Merlins (8-3) 76-52 on Saturday. The game without a history. Crailsheim Merlins led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Ehingen/Urspringschule to just 7 points in fourth quarter. The best player for the winners was American forward Darryl Webb (198-88, college: Indiana, PA, agency: Pro One Sports) who had a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds. Naturalized American forward Joseph Buck (201-81, college: USC) chipped in 14 points and 9 rebounds. Four Crailsheim Merlins players scored in double figures. Swingman Kevin Bright (198-92) produced 12 points and 7 rebounds and American guard Virgil Matthews (188-83, college: Montana) added 9 points respectively for the guests. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Crailsheim Merlins moved-up to second place. Newly promoted Ehingen/Urspringschule dropped to the thirteenth position with seven games lost. Crailsheim Merlins will have a break next round. Ehingen/Urspringschule will play at home against Science City Jena (#6).
Top scorers:
Crailsheim: D.Webb 18+11reb+3ast, M.Hill 18+3ast, J.Buck 14+9reb, B.Baptist 10+6reb+5ast, C.Tetzner 8+4reb+1ast, J.Dunbar 6+1reb+1ast
Ehingen: K.Bright 12+7reb+2ast, V.Matthews 9+2reb+3ast, W.Creekmore 8+4reb, A.Vargas 6+1reb+4ast, A.Calvin 6+3reb, A.Buechert 5+5reb
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Karlsruhe - Heidelberg 88-67

We should mention about the upset which took place in Karlsruhe, where higher ranked USC Heidelberg (5-5) was outleveled in a road game by fourteenth ranked BG Karlsruhe (2-8) 88-67 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by BG Karlsruhe. USC Heidelberg was better in second period 21-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. BG Karlsruhe forced 19 USC Heidelberg turnovers. USC Heidelberg was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. The game was dominated by American players. The best player for the winners was center Justin Howard (208-81, college: Mercer) who had a double-double by scoring 25 points and 17 rebounds. Guard Martin Samarco (191-85, college: Bowling Green) chipped in 31 points. Guard Clint Sargent (193, college: S.Dakota St.) produced 24 points and forward Sanijay Watts (193-87, college: Cent.Missouri, agency: Limelight Hoops) added 10 points and 9 rebounds respectively for the guests. USC Heidelberg's coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. BG Karlsruhe maintains fourteenth place with 2-8 record. USC Heidelberg lost their third game in a row. They keep the seventh position with five games lost. BG Karlsruhe will face league's leader Mitteldeutscher BC in Weissenfels in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Karlsruhe: M.Samarco 31+4reb+3ast, J.Howard 25+17reb, M.Stockton 16+3reb+7ast, R.Roessler 8+6reb+1ast, M.Hurst 4+2reb, M.Hubner 3+2reb
Heidelberg: C.Sargent 24+2reb+1ast, S.Watts 10+9reb+1ast, P.Zipser 10+4reb, J.Heindel 8+4reb+1ast, C.Burgess 6+6reb+2ast, O.Komarek 5+3reb
gschID: 141444


Duesseldorf - Leitershofen 74-67

No shocking result in a game in Duesseldorf where sixth ranked Gloria Giants (6-3) defeated bottom-ranked Leitershofen (1-9) 74-67 on Sunday. Leitershofen trailed by 12 points after 3 quarters before a 21-16 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 67-74 at the end of the game. Gloria Giants made 22-of-27 free shots (81.5 percent) during the game. Leitershofen was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American guard Aubrey Reese (183-78, college: Murray St., agency: Interperformances) who scored 20 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Naturalized Croatian guard Marin Petric (190-80) chipped in 17 points. Four Gloria Giants players scored in double figures. American guard Corey Hassan (193-87, college: Sacred Heart) produced 20 points and 6 rebounds and the other American import forward Logan Stutz (205-88, college: Washburn, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement) added 18 points respectively for the guests. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Gloria Giants moved-up to fourth place. Leitershofen lost their third game in a row. Newly promoted team stay at the bottom position with nine games lost. Gloria Giants will face ETB Wohnbau (#12) in Essen in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Leitershofen will play at home against Kirchheim Knights.
Top scorers:
Duesseldorf: A.Reese 20+5reb+6ast, M.Petric 17+1reb, P.Friedel 13+1ast, P.Flomo 11+3reb, R.Keerles 6+8reb+2ast, M.Brauer 5+2reb
Leitershofen: C.Hassan 20+6reb+1ast, L.Stutz 18+4reb, D.Richardson 7+3reb+1ast, J.Genck 7+3reb, S.Bowlin 5+6reb+2ast, A.Kronhardt 5+4reb+1ast
gschID: 141445


Jena - Cuxhaven 83-67

The game in Jena was also quite interesting. 7th ranked Cuxhaven BasCats (5-5) played at the court of eighth ranked Science City Jena (6-5). Science City Jena defeated Cuxhaven BasCats 83-67 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Science City Jena. Cuxhaven BasCats managed to win third quarter 22-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a great evening for Canadian guard Tyler Kepkay (183-87, college: Utah, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement) who led his team to a victory scoring 20 points and 6 assists. American guard Kenny Barker (191-86, college: Alaska-Anch.) helped adding 16 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Science City Jena's coach Georg Eichler used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American swingman Quinnel Brown (198-83, college: Auburn) responded with 17 points and 5 rebounds and naturalized American forward Dorian McDaniel (198-87, college: Prairie View A&M) scored 12 points and 8 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Science City Jena moved-up to sixth place. Loser Cuxhaven BasCats keep the seventh position with five games lost. They share it with Heidelberg and NBC. Science City Jena will meet Ehingen/Urspringschule (#13) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Cuxhaven BasCats will play against Webmoebel Baskets (#5) in Paderborn and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Jena: T.Kepkay 20+4reb+6ast, K.Barker 16+9reb+4ast, E.Vierneisel 11+2reb+1ast, T.Schwartz 11+3reb, J.Black 10+8reb+3ast, C.Roquette 9+7reb+1ast
Cuxhaven: Q.Brown 17+5reb+1ast, E.Harris 13+5reb, D.McDaniel 12+8reb, J.Capel 11+6reb, J.El Domiaty 8+2ast, D.Rice 4+7reb+3ast
gschID: 141439


Webmoebel - ETB Wohnbau 86-89

A very interesting game took place in Paderborn. It ended with only three-point home defeat of 4th placed Webmoebel Baskets (6-4) to thirteenth ranked ETB Wohnbau (4-6) 89-86 on Saturday evening. The guests were ahead by 2 points but lost the second period ending it with a 12-point deficit before their 28-13 run, which allowed them to win the game. ETB Wohnbau dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Webmoebel Baskets' 40. It was an exceptional evening for forward Kevin Wysocki (198-87) who led the winners and scored 18 points and 8 rebounds. American point guard Chris Alexander (186-83, college: Southern) accounted for 16 points and 6 assists for the winning side. Five ETB Wohnbau players scored in double figures. American guard Jefferson Mason (198-88, college: Minn.St.-Mankato, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement) came up with 22 points and 6 rebounds and the other American import guard Jamar Diggs (187-88, college: Wofford) added 18 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for Webmoebel Baskets in the defeat. The victory was the third consecutive win for ETB Wohnbau. They moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with Braves. Webmoebel Baskets at the other side dropped to the fifth position with four games lost. ETB Wohnbau's next round opponent will be higher ranked Gloria Giants (#4) in Duesseldorf and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Webmoebel Baskets will play on the road against Cuxhaven BasCats and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
ETB Wohnbau: K.Wysocki 18+8reb+1ast, C.Alexander 16+3reb+6ast, K.Chones 15+4reb+3ast, M.Buljevic 14+3reb+1ast, J.Henley 12+5reb, S.Schroter 10+3reb+1ast
Webmoebel: J.Mason 22+6reb+3ast, J.Diggs 18+5reb+4ast, D.Lieneke 15+6reb+2ast, M.Jost 8+2reb+3ast, M.Fleischmann 8+3reb, J.Stommes 7+1reb+1ast
gschID: 141440


NBC - Chemnitz 70-68 OT

NBC (5-5) survived in overtime against BV Chemnitz 99 (5-6) by two points 70-68. The hosts were tied after three quarters and then recorded another tie at the end of regular time. They eventually won an overtime period 9-7. NBC made 17-of-19 charity shots (89.5 percent) during the game. They brought some defensive toughness making 7 blocks. Naturalized American power forward Ryan De Michael (205-77, college: Tennessee-Martin) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 17 rebounds and 5 blocks. American guard Will Chavis (181-81, college: Texas Tech) contributed with 17 points for the winners. American power forward Ty Shaw (202-79, college: Albertson) answered with 12 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists and the other American import point guard Gary Johnson (188-82, college: Cent.Florida) added 12 points and 4 assists in the effort for BV Chemnitz 99. Four BV Chemnitz 99 players scored in double figures. NBC moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Heidelberg and Cuxhaven. BV Chemnitz 99 at the other side dropped to the tenth position with six games lost. NBC will play against USC Heidelberg (#8) on the road in the next round. BV Chemnitz 99 will play against Saar-Pfalz Braves in Homburg and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
NBC: R.De Michael 20+17reb+3ast, W.Chavis 17+2reb+3ast, M.Ides 10+2reb+2ast, J.Harris 8+7reb+4ast, J.Reile 8+2reb+1ast, S.Barth 4+2reb+4ast
Chemnitz: P.Stachula 14+2reb, T.Shaw 12+9reb+4ast, G.Johnson 12+2reb+4ast, T.Ishizaki 11+1reb+1ast, D.Lawson 8+8reb, J.Schaffrath 5+4reb
gschID: 141441


Kirchheim - MBC 80-97

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Kirchheim. First ranked Mitteldeutscher BC faced second-ranked Kirchheim Knights. Guests from Weissenfels (8-1) defeated host Kirchheim Knights (7-3) 97-80. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Kirchheim Knights. It was a very close game until the last quarter, when Mitteldeutscher BC's pressure prevailed and they won that period 31-15 extending their advantage to 17 points. They made 17-of-20 free shots (85.0 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was American forward Arizona Reid (196-86, college: High Point) who scored 22 points and 7 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). Center Phillipp Heyden (208-88) chipped in 17 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Five Mitteldeutscher BC players scored in double figures. American center Devin Uskoski (198-85, college: Rocky Mountain) produced a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 rebounds and forward Sebastian Adeberg (198-84) added 17 points respectively for the hosts. Mitteldeutscher BC have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain first place with 8-1 record. Kirchheim Knights at the other side dropped to the third position with three games lost. Mitteldeutscher BC are looking forward to face BG Karlsruhe (#14) at home in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Kirchheim Knights will play against Leitershofen (#15) in Diedorf and are hoping to prove to their supporters that the loss was just an accident.
Top scorers:
MBC: A.Reid 22+7reb+1ast, P.Heyden 17+3reb+1ast, S.Leutloff 12+8reb, M.Smallwood 11+4reb+1ast, R.Holcomb Faye 10+2reb+4ast, M.Schwarz 8+1ast
Kirchheim: R.Tomasevic 17+1reb+1ast, S.Adeberg 17+2reb, D.Uskoski 13+10reb+2ast, N.Menck 9+2reb+1ast, D.Schneider 8+4reb, A.Smith 7+5reb+6ast
gschID: 141442




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. Samarco, Karlsruhe19.1 
 5. Reid, MBC18.8 
 6. Roessler, Karlsruhe18.0 
 7. Capel, Cuxhaven17.6 
 8. Watts, Heidelberg17.5 
 9. Stutz, Leitershof.17.1 
 10. Mason, Webmoebel17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Justin HOWARD
  Karlsruhe
  (208-C-81)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Howard, Karlsruhe10.7 
 2. Harris, Cuxhaven8.8 
 3. Uskoski, Kirchheim8.8 
 4. Black, Jena8.1 
 5. Webb, Crailsheim7.9 
 6. Lawson, Chemnitz7.5 
 7. De Michael, NBC7.1 
 8. Watts, Heidelberg6.9 
 9. Abercrombie, NBC6.8 
 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. Holcomb Faye, MBC4.6 
 6. Johnson, Chemnitz4.5 
 7. Williamson, Ehingen4.4 
 8. Chavis, NBC4.4 
 9. Hill, Crailsheim4.4 
 10. Reese, Duesseldo.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Cedric BROOKS
  Kirchheim
  (185-G-80)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Brooks, Kirchheim2.5 
 2. Bowlin, Leitershof.2.2 
 3. Rice, Cuxhaven2.0 
 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, Heidelberg1.1 
 3. Harris, Cuxhaven1.1 
 4. De Michael, NBC1.1 
 5. Oakes, MBC1.0 
 6. Howard, Karlsruhe1.0 
 7. Thomas, Kirchheim0.8 
 8. Flomo, Duesseldorf0.8 
 9. Heyden, MBC0.7 
 10. Schoo, Heidelberg0.7 


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


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  GREECE   


A2: Week 8 Results and Scorers - by Chris Mammides
Another thrilling week for the A2 league in which the clashes between the teams were once more dazzling, with many interesting match-ups and some great road wins like the ones of AEK Athens in Herakleion and of Lavrio in Erythrea. In more analysis the games were as follows:
OFI - AEK Athens 89-90
Vaggelis Sklavos (202-F-77) was the man of the match as he scored the last winning basket of the game 7 before the end of the game, while the home team fans showed once more their character with all the fights at the end with a number of them getting into the court and succeeded to delete the wonderful game which took place among the two teams in a perfect environment
It is worth mentioned that OFI had to overcome a deficit of 20 points (33-51) at the 21 and another one deficit of 11 (59-70) 3 minutes before the end of the game, but Vlahos players showed characters and nearly won a game which was considered lost in the half time. The home team players took the game in the extra overtime as they lost the chance to win at the regular time with the veteran guard Panagakis losing this chance as his last shot missed the basket so the game went to the OT where OFI took a lead with 89-83 but couldnt score in the remaining 1.20; and AEK did an amazing 0-7 in the last 1.20 and took the vital victory.
Quarters: 20-26, 33-47, 51-63, 77-77, 89-90
OFI: Bardas 12, Lewis 17, Sizopoulos 15 points and 4 assists, Stavros Toutziarakis (210-C-87) 25 points and 20 rebounds and 3 block shots.
AEK: Vassilopoulos 17 points and 8 assists, Vaggelis Sklavos 29 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists, Despos 12, Falekas 10.

Apollon Patras - Arkadikos 94-89 in the OT
A great derby took place in Patras where the home team of Coach Vetoulas nearly suffered its very first home loss in the league but Nikos Argyropoylos (188-G-78) was there once more and helped his team once more to reach its 7th victory (7-1) and keep the top seat in the league. In regards to the game now, Arkadikos enter the game with aggressiveness and carriage against the top seated team of Apollon and manage to play control basketball with Kopsaftis and Predrag Kosanovic (203-F-76) in the leading roles, closed the first period with a minor deficit 21-20 but was obviously dominating in the both the edges as the punishment and absence of the key center for Apollon, Ivan Krolo was more than obvious for Coach Vetoulas team. It became more obvious in the second period as Predrag Kosanovic was dashing down all the rebounds and gave a small lead to his team by the end of the 2nd and 3rd period with one point (40-41 and 61-62).
The 4th quarter was thrilling with Apollon committing the amazing return as Lianos and Argyropoulos were able to return from a -7 points in the last minute to take the game into the overtime and finally with the psychology and the home court advantage won the game.
Coach Smirniotis team lost a unique chance to succeed a great road win in Patras.
The quarters were: 24-21, 40-41, 61-62, 84-84, 94-89
Apollon: Nikos Argyropoylos 25 points, 7 assists and 4 steals. Lianos 24, Daniil 17 and Zafiris 10
Arkadikos: Tosic 14, Kopsaftis 17, Yfantis 16, Predrag Kosanovic 16 points and 10 rebounds, Andronikos Gizogiannis 14.

Panerythraikos - Lavrio 53-59
Lavrio tried very much to lose the game but fortunately for Coach Serelis, Perrakis was there and in his best game with the jersey of Lavrio save his team from the suicide as he was the one to score 2 consecutive three pointers when the momentum turned around for the home team and helped into a great extent his team to succeed a vital road win to equalize the home loss of last round.
The 1st period was quite slow for both teams and the poor score of 15-11 is claiming that, with Coach Houhoulis team not getting the usual assistance from his veteran captain Kontoudis (he ended the game with 4 points and 0/6 in his tries from the 6.75).
The 2nd period was the best for the visiting site of LAvrio as they outscore the home team by 21-12 and overall score of the first period to 27-32 with Kounnas giving some amazing assists (he ended the game with 7) and Nikos Psileas (200-F-80) with Kakiouzis scoring from all over.
The same paste was in the 3rd quarter where the visitors kept their small deficit of 4-5 points and we reach in the 4th and crucial quarter with the home team mainly with Giannis Rodostoglou (197-G-83) and Katoufas not only cut the deficit but gave the leading part to Panerythraikos which took a solid lead of 8 points five minutes before the end before Perrakis with his 2 three pointers and Nikos Psileas with his mature and solid game, change the momentum for their team and finally reached to the victory. It is worth mentioned that the home team saw only Giannis Rodostoglou in double digits as the rest of the players of Coach Houhoulis remain in shallow waters.
Quarters: 15-11, 27-32, 37-41, 53-59
Panerythraikos: Giannis Rodostoglou 10
Lavrio: Nikos Psileas 18, Perrakis 14, Kakiouzis 13

Ermis Perama - Doxa Lefkadas 79-74
A vital win over the fighting team of Coach Vournas was achieved by the team of Coach Kalabakos, Perama who saw his local boy, Tsarouchas in his best game with the jersey of the team as the young talented shooting guard ended the game with 20 points and 4 rebounds in his 33 minutes in the court, while the Cyprus international Koronides was not productive as usual from the parameter with his 0/4 three pointers but his 10 assists kept his team in the winning mode while he is currently in the second position in the assist leaders in the league after 7 weeks with his 43 assists giving him an average of 6.2 assists per game.
The home team had a good percentage from the parameter and that was the major reason of their win which is keeping them to the record of 4-4 and currently to the 6th position in the league.
The 1st period was a continuous monologue for Perama while the visiting site of the islanders from Lefkada had as a leading figure, Pettas and they were expecting everything from him, the result was a 22-16 with Dimitris Tsarouchas (197-G-86) starting his parameter crescent as he started with a 2 out of 3 three pointers in this period.
In the 2nd period, the players of Kalabakos bombarded the poor players of Doxa Lefkadas and gave the safe lead of +13 points by the end of the first half, 48-35
In the 3rd period, Doxa reacted with Nikos Libaris-Psomas (210-C-84) who dominated in the paint for another game for his team, with Pekovic adding some vital points to win this period with 19-28 and changing the momentum of the game as the 4 points difference at the end of the specific quarter, 67-63 was promising to the visitors something better for the end, which unfortunately for them never came as the players of Perama had the experience and the quality to keep this deficit until the very end with Tsarouchas ending the game with 6 of 8 three pointers.
Quarters: 22-16, 48-35, 67-63, 79-74
Perama: Michalos 12, Dimitris Tsarouchas 20, Skoutaris 13, Pashalis 11, Milicevic 12
Doxa Lefkadas: Pettas 17, Pekovic 14, Nikos Libaris-Psomas 13 points and 11 rebounds

Panelefsiniakos - Nea Kifisia 77-70
An easy night for the home team of Coach Skarafingas with tough defense saw his team to adding another one win in its series reaching the six and keeping currently a solid 3rd place in the table with a record of 6-2.
The key to this victory was the defense by Nikou to the key player and point guard of Kifisia, Nikitaki and the defense of Voulgaris to Kokkalis as the two top performers of the visiting site of Coach Papatheodrou were able to score 6 and 3 points respectively and basically cut their team to two peace.
The best period for the visitors was the 2nd one where they were able to balance the game and go to the bench with a 42-42 score mainly due to Panag Koukounias (199-F-88) who was the MVP of his team and the top scorer of the game. After this period though the home team took the lead and with Nikou in the top performing role reached an easy win as it was after the 23rd minute of the game when the deficit was between 7-12 points the rest 17 minutes. It is worth mentioned the return of Kolokas after his serious injury who obviously needs some more games in his feet in order to be able to help his team-mates with his experience and abilities.
Quarters: 27-21, 42-42, 60-51, 77-70
Panelefsiniakos: Kiriakopoulos 15, Nikou 18, Giannoulakos 13
Nea Kifisia: Panag Koukounias 21, Sioutis 12, Moschovitis and Menoudakso 10 points per head

Pierikos Arhelaos - Ermis Lagkada 84-60
In a 24 points game there are not much to say other than the fact that the visitors of Coach Baxevani were able to play equally their opponents only for 23 minutes as after that the home team succeeded an amazing 14-3 to basically cut the moods of Savvas Iliadis (192-G-79) and Kekelis who lead their team. The secret weapon for Coach Galanis who is already counting three straight wins since his return to the natural position of the head coach in the Katerini team was the excellent defense played on Giannis Iliadis and Kekelis while the offensive skills of Paris Paraskeva Martzos (197-F-85, agency: FCM) with his 34 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists gave him the MVP award of the week as Milicevics 12 minutes cant compared with the 37 minutes of Paraskeva Martzos.
The team of Pierikos is facing the future with a positive node as the 3 concecutive wins brought him and the 11nth spot in the league.
Quarters: 15-11, 34-32, 61-45, 84-60
Pierikos: Pehlivanis 13, Paraskeva Martzos 34, Foutsitzis 10 and Marmarinos 11
Ermis: Onasoglou 10, Kekelis 14, Savvas Iliadis 16 and Nisiotis 11

Pagrati - AEK Argous 83-76
The team of the new comer Coach Vourdoulas played a good 4th quarter to cut the deficit to the minimum of 7 points the best defeat for the Argos team this season, with the best quarter for AEK being the 4th one as mentioned to overcome his opponents with 28-18. Other than that and in regards to the first three periods there was only one team in the court and that was Pagrati especially the 3rd period which was the best period for Coach Kalantzis the hoem team over scored the visitors with 23-11. The talented Giannis Dimakos (194-G-94) was the top scorer for Pagrati while Alex Stevovic (191-G-90) was the top scorer of the Argos team.
Quarters: 21-17, 42-37, 65-48, 83-76
Pagrati: B. Bracey 16, Giannis Dimakos 21, Veskoukis 19
AEK Argous: Sinadinovic 18, Alex Stevovic 21 and Maglos 13



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. Dikoudis, PAOK13.8 
 9. Taylor, Kavala13.8 
 10. Printezis, Olympi.13.4 
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. O''Bryant, Kavala7.3 
 8. Goree, PAOK6.8 
 9. Papanikolaou, Olym.6.8 
 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. Diamantidis, Panat.6.0 
 4. Gagaloudis, Marousi5.7 
 5. Spanoulis, Olympia.5.6 
 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: 2.3
 1. Diamantidis, Panat.2.3 
 2. Thompson, Ilysi.2.0 
 3. Demertzis, Marousi2.0 
 4. Christmas, AGOR1.8 
 5. Tsamis, Kolossos1.8 
 6. Hatten, Kolossos1.7 
 7. Roby, Peristeri GS1.7 
 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. Muldrow, Aris1.8 
 3. Hines, Olympiakos1.6 
 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.19.9 
 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. Toutziarakis, OFI8.4 
 3. Kakiouzis, Lavrio8.3 
 4. Lolas, Amyntas8.1 
 5. Sklavos, AEK8.0 
 6. Krolo, Apollon Pat.7.0 
 7. Bracey, Pagrati6.6 
 8. Paschalis, Perama6.5 
 9. Gizogiannis, Arkad.6.5 
 10. Daniil, Apollon6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Miron PAPADAKIS
  Arkad.
  (183-G-88)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Papadakis, Arkad.7.3 
 2. Zoupas, Amyntas6.6 
 3. Kaberidis, Ikaroi5.7 
 4. Koronidis, Perama5.5 
 5. Makris, Pagrati5.3 
 6. Vasilopoulos, AEK4.6 
 7. Panagakis, OFI4.5 
 8. Argyropoylos, Apol.4.3 
 9. Nikou, Panelefs.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. Totsios, Ikaroi S.1.9 
 3. Iliadis, Ermis L.1.8 
 4. Pettas, Doxa L.1.8 
 5. Argyropoylos, Apol.1.7 
 6. Vasilopoulos, AEK1.6 
 7. Kallianotis, Paner.1.6 
 8. Anagnostopou., Erm.1.6 
 9. Tsiotras, Arkadikos1.6 
 10. Dimakos, Pagrati1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Christos PETRODIMOPOULOS
  Nea K.
  (209-C/F-80)
  Avg: 1
 1. Petrodimopou., Nea1.0 
 2. Libaris-P., Doxa L.1.0 
 3. Bracey, Pagrati1.0 
 4. Psileas, Lavrio0.9 
 5. Katoufas, Panery.0.9 
 6. Toutziarakis, OFI0.8 
 7. Voivatopoulo., Ika.0.6 
 8. Anagnostopou., Erm.0.6 
 9. Michalopoulo., Nea0.6 
 10. Koutroulias, Pagr.0.6 


Standings - A2
A2 Standings
 1. Apollon Patras 7-1 
 2. Ikaroi Serron 7-1 
 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 2-6 
 16. AEK/Argous 0-8 


Standings - A1
A1 Standings
 1. Kolossos 4-0 
 2. Panathinaikos 4-0 
 3. Olympiakos 4-1 
 4. Panionios 4-1 
 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 


Sklavos' double-double lands him A2 Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News
34-year old forward Vaggelis Sklavos (202-F-77) put on an amazing game in the last round for AEK and receives a Eurobasket.com A2 Player of the Week award for round 8.
He had a double-double of 29 points and 12 rebounds, while his team edged out OFI (#6, 4-4) in overtime 90-89. AEK is placed at 4th position in A2. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. AEK will need more victories to improve their 5-3 record. In the team's last game Sklavos had a remarkable 87.5% from 2-point range and got four three-pointers out of 7 attempts. He turned to be AEK's top player in his first season with the team. Sklavos has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in rebounds (5th best: 8.0rpg).

Second best performed player last round was Stavros Toutziarakis (210-C-87, agency: FCM) of OFI. He is former international center in his first season at OFI. In the last game Toutziarakis recorded impressive double-double of 25 points and 20 rebounds. Bad luck as OFI was edged in overtime by slightly higher-ranked AEK (#4, 5-3) 90-89. This loss caused OFI to drop to 6th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 4-4 record is not bad and everything may still change. Toutziarakis is a newcomer at OFI and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Paraskeva Martzos (197-F-85, agency: FCM) of Periko/Arhelaos (#14). Martzos got into 30-points club by scoring 34 points in the last round. He went also for six rebounds . He was a key player of Periko/Arhelaos, leading his team to a 84-60 easy win against the higher-ranked Ermis Lagkada (#10, 4-4). The chances of Periko/Arhelaos not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 5 games, recording just three victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Martzos could try to bring Periko/Arhelaos' a little bit higher in the standings. Martzos has a very solid season. In 8 games in Greece he scored 13.4ppg. He also has 4.1rpg and FGP: 62.5%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Savvas Kaberidis (187-G-78) of Ikaroi Serron - 22 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists
5. Nikos Argyropoylos (188-G-78) of Apollon Patras - 25 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists
6. Giannis Kakiouzis (205-F-78) of Lavrio - 13 points, 18 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Giannis Dimakos (194-G-94) of Pagrati - 21 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Kostas Maglos (208-F/C-75) of AEK/Argous - 13 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Nikos Libaris-Psomas (210-C-84) of Doxa Lefkadas - 13 points and 11 rebounds
10. Filipp Simeonidis (204-F-80) of Ikaroi Serron - 15 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists

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


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Results Dutch Basketball League: ZZ Leiden Gains Revenge On Gas Terra Flames; Landstede Basketball, Eiffel Towers Cruise In Road Wins - by Sanders Jackson

Saturday night in Dutch Basketball League action, in the marquee matchup between last season's DBL finalists, defending DBL champions ZZ Leiden and Gas Terra Flames, a strong 4th quarter effort on both ends of the floor helped ZZ overtake the Flames en route to the convincing win. Meanwhile Landstede Basketball overcame a difficult 1st half to seize a road win in Weert, while Eiffel Towers made short work of Rotterdam Basketball College.

In the Vijfmeihal it was a tight affair throughout the first three quarters, with Gas Terra holding a slight 49-44 lead at the end of the 3rd quarter. But the defending DBL champs tightened up the defense when it counted, with strong play from
Jevohn Shepherd (196-F-86, college: Michigan) and Kennedy paying dividends, helping lead ZZ to a 70-56 win. ZZ would outscore the Flames 26-9 in the 3rd quarter, with Shepherd having perhaps his finest offensive performance of the season, scoring a game-high 24 pts, adding 7 rebounds and 7 assists. In the 4th quarter run Gabe Kennedy (205-F/C-81, agency: R.H.Consultancy, college: UAB) would score seven pts. in a row to help put the game out of reach. The Flames were plagued by foul trouble from their core players, with 22 turnovers not helping matters either. David Bell (186-G-81) was the only Flames player in double figures with 16 pts. ZZ Leiden improves to 6-2, while Gas Terra Flames fall to 7-3.


In Weert, Stepco Weert had a comfortable 44-29 lead at the end of the 1st half vs. Landstede Basketball, but the carriage turned into a pumpkin for Stepco Weert, as a

25-7 Landstede 4th quarter run gave the team of Herman van den Belt the momentum seizure it needed, with Landstede taking the two pts. back home with a 77-73 win. In crunch time with the score 73-70 for the Limburgers, Landstede took advantage of Stepco defensive miscommunication with a Amu Saaka (198-F-88, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Furman) three-pointer, then on the ensuing play a steal by Cameron Wells (185-G-88, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Citadel) would give Landstede the lead for good. After a failed Stepco three-point attempt Wells would put the final nail in the coffin with another basket to seal the win. Both Damon Huffman (187-G-85) and

Kenrick Zondervan (206-F/C-85, agency: Court Side, college: Cent.Florida) led Landstede in scoring with 15 pts. each, with Saaka adding 14. DeMario Anderson (193-G-85, agency: Court Side, college: Quinnipiac) led all scorers with 18 pts. Landstede improves to 5-3 while Stepco falls to a disappointing 1-6.


In the Topsportcentrum the Rotterdammers put up a good fight vs. Eiffel Towers, leading 21-18 at the end of the 1st quarter, and being close until the midway point of the 3rd quarter, as Eiffel's depth and perimeter shooting proving too much for Rotterdam Basketball College to overcome, with Eiffel cruising to a 93-68 win. Eiffel shot a sizzling 66.7% FG and had 23 total assists, as well as six players scoring in double figures. Stefan Wessels (203-F-84, agency: R.H.Consultancy) led Eiffel with 19 pts. Tyrone Sally (201-F-82, agency: Gamble Sports Management, college: W.Virginia) led all scorers with a season-high 32 pts., with Daniel Jones (200-F-79) adding 18. Eiffel improves to 5-3.



PromotieDivisie Scores Round 8 & 9: Binnenland rolling, Jugglers get 1st win. - by Terry Cooper
What else can you say about the 'Promotie' other than it is full of top teams that are for a purpose, teams in the middle that are just playing basketball, and those at the bottom that are giving their head coaches headaches. Round 8 & 9 providied much of that suspense as teams continued to try and establish where they are and where they are going in the league at this point. Although a few promising teams started slow, they seemed to gel together game by game while the top teams did this during preseason. Binnenland just keeps rolling as they won on the road over Punch 70-52 while newcomer Jugglers celebrated their first victory of the season winning over De Groene Uilen at home 78-64. BC Amsterdam got a key victory over Z&Z2 on the road winning 86-75 while Wim van der Kamp (201-F-79) and the Red Giants plowed through Rotterdam2 95-78. De Hoppers won at home over GOBA 84-70 while the Cangaroes won 87-67 on the road over Almonte. Finally VBC Akrides won on the road over BV Hoofddorp 81-61. Bv Hoofddorp was suppose to be one of the promising teams early in the season but somehow dropped their last two games. Hopefully all teams that are beginning to slip will get a grip soon so that they will not put themselves out of the race early. Stay tuned...

Round 7 Scores:

BC A'dam - Goba 70-67
Almonte - Red Giants 59-81
De Hoppers - De Groene Uilen 77-62
Punch - Cangeroes 71-58
Rotterdam2 - Binnenland 71-96
Z&Z Leiden2 - BV Hoofddorp 79-64
Jugglers - VBC Akrides 65-84

Round 8 Scores:

BV Hoofddorp - VBC Akrides 61-81
Almonte - Cangeroes 67-87
De Hoppers - Goba 84-70
Punch - Binnenland 52-70
Rotterdam2 - Red Giants 78-95
Z&Z Leiden2 - BC A'dam 75-86
Jugglers - De Groene Uilen 78-64



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


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


Stats Leaders - Eredivisie
Points Per Game
 DeMario ANDERSON
  Weert
  (193-G-85)
  Avg: 19.7
 1. Anderson, Weert19.7 
 2. Jeter, Leeuwarden19.3 
 3. Acker, Nijmegen17.5 
 4. Humphrey, Nijmegen17.3 
 5. Sally, Rotterdam15.0 
 6. Hargrove, Nijmegen14.6 
 7. Wesby, Groningen14.6 
 8. Wesley, Den Bosch14.6 
 9. Bell, Groningen14.4 
 10. Jones, Rotterdam14.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Yamene COLEMAN
  Weert
  (206-C-86)
  Avg: 9.9
 1. Coleman, Weert9.9 
 2. Robinson, Zwolle7.9 
 3. Bekkering, Nijme.7.4 
 4. Sanchez, Leeuw.7.4 
 5. Wesley, Den Bosch7.0 
 6. de Randamie, Groni.6.6 
 7. Humphrey, Nijmegen6.5 
 8. van Kempen, Weert6.3 
 9. Saaka, Zwolle6.0 
 10. Shepherd, Leiden5.9 
Assists Per Game
 Robbie HARMAN
  Weert
  (185-G-88)
  Avg: 5
 1. Harman, Weert5.0 
 2. Anderson, Weert5.0 
 3. Turner, Den Bosch4.6 
 4. Acker, Nijmegen4.3 
 5. Jeter, Leeuwarden4.1 
 6. Bell, Groningen4.0 
 7. de Randamie, Groni.3.3 
 8. Huffman, Zwolle2.9 
 9. Defares, Groningen2.6 
 10. Sanchez, Leeuw.2.6 
Steals Per Game
 Damon HUFFMAN
  Zwolle
  (187-G-85)
  Avg: 3
 1. Huffman, Zwolle3.0 
 2. Wesley, Den Bosch2.6 
 3. Gonzalvez, Den B.2.6 
 4. Anderson, Weert2.3 
 5. Harman, Weert2.3 
 6. Hulzebos, Zwolle1.9 
 7. Jones, Rotterdam1.9 
 8. Wells, Zwolle1.9 
 9. Acker, Nijmegen1.8 
 10. de Jong, Leiden1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Avis WYATT
  Groningen
  (211-F/C-84)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Wyatt, Groningen1.7 
 2. Bekkering, Nijme.1.6 
 3. Minter, Weert1.3 
 4. Wesley, Den Bosch1.1 
 5. Maddox, Zwolle1.1 
 6. Poels, Leeuwarden0.9 
 7. Zondervan, Zwolle0.8 
 8. Aarts, Nijmegen0.8 
 9. Kennedy, Leiden0.7 
 10. van der List, Den0.6 


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


A Division Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Nik RAIVIO
  Kaposvari
  (192-G-86)
  Avg: 22.7
 1. Raivio, Kaposvari22.7 
 2. Ivosev, Szedeak22.7 
 3. Timberlake, Falco-.22.7 
 4. Ingram, FS Debre.22.4 
 5. Miskovic, Marso N.21.6 
 6. Doyne, PVSK P.21.0 
 7. Jones, Jaszberenyi20.0 
 8. Townes, Kormend19.6 
 9. El Amin, Albacomp19.1 
 10. Ciric, PVSK P.19.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jonathan JONES
  Jaszberenyi
  (211-C-79)
  Avg: 13.7
 1. Jones, Jaszberenyi13.7 
 2. Miskovic, Marso N.10.6 
 3. Szabo, FS Debrecen10.4 
 4. Ivosev, Szedeak10.2 
 5. Pantelic, Falco-Sz.10.1 
 6. Raivio, Kaposvari9.4 
 7. Townes, Kormend8.7 
 8. Hines, ZTE K.8.3 
 9. Fey, Kaposvari8.0 
 10. Bader, Szolnok7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Laszlo KALMAN
  Falco-Sz.
  (186-G-72)
  Avg: 7
 1. Kalman, Falco-Sz.7.0 
 2. Wilson, Kaposvari5.6 
 3. Williams, Atomeromu5.6 
 4. Fekete, Marso N.5.6 
 5. Simon, Albacomp5.4 
 6. Trotter, Szolnok5.1 
 7. Doyne, PVSK P.5.0 
 8. El Amin, Albacomp4.7 
 9. Kelley, Kecskemeti4.5 
 10. Ingram, FS Debre.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Stefan FEKETE
  Marso N.
  (188-G-86)
  Avg: 4.6
 1. Fekete, Marso N.4.6 
 2. Szoegi, Szolnok3.0 
 3. Kelley, Kecskemeti3.0 
 4. Wittmann, Kecsk.2.8 
 5. Levy, Szedeak2.7 
 6. Baki, ZTE K.2.5 
 7. Ivosev, Szedeak2.5 
 8. Trotter, Szolnok2.3 
 9. Wilson, Kaposvari2.3 
 10. Chism, Albacomp2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Darian TOWNES
  Kormend
  (208-F/C-84)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Townes, Kormend2.4 
 2. Jones, Jaszberenyi1.7 
 3. Cole, Atomeromu1.5 
 4. Chism, Albacomp1.4 
 5. Pantelic, Falco-Sz.1.4 
 6. Fey, Kaposvari1.3 
 7. Levy, Szedeak1.3 
 8. Miskovic, Marso N.1.3 
 9. Morgen, Atomeromu1.1 
 10. Nailon, Atomeromu1.0 


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SEA Games 2011. Indonesia topple Malaysia for Bronze - by Eurobasket News
Indonesia - Malaysia 78:54

Indonesia stepped on the pedestal at 2011 SEA Games. The hosts overcame Malaysia in the consolation final tonight. Rony Gunawan (194-F/C-80) stepped up with 16 points and 14 rebounds to pace Indonesia.
The home team did not waste time to set the tone. They outscored Malaysia 25:12 in the first ten minutes. Malaysia stopped the rot in the second period. The visitors bounced back cutting the deficit to 9 points at the interval 30:39. But Indonesia were back in the driver's seat in the third term. They boosted the margin back to 13 points with one period remaining. Indonesia limited their opponents to 6 points in the final quarter and rallied to a comfortable win at the end. Mario Wuysang (176-PG-79) and Amin Prihantono (188-F-82) had 14 points each in the victory. Li Wei Chee (189-F-85) responded with 14 points for Malaysia. Yoong Jing Kwaan (200-C-90) had 13 points in the losing effort.

Indonesia: Rony Gunawan 16+14 boards, Amin Prihantono 14, Mario Wuysang 14
Malaysia: Li Wei Chee 14, Yoong Jing Kwaan 13


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Hapoel Jerusalem's Brilliant 78:64 W, Shocks Maccabi Tel-Aviv - by David Pick
21-years passed since the last time Hapoel Jerusalem beat Maccabi Tel-Aviv at Nokia Arena during a regular season game, including three years that came to an end since the last time Hapoel dethroned the yellow-and-blue squad in a pre-season game. Yuval Naimy (23), Brian Randle (16), D.J. Strawberry (10) and Jarvis Varnado (9 + 4 blocks), made the impossible possible, with a remarkable 78:64 road win, shocking the Israeli basketball world.

David Blatt's men fell off their feet, rounding up an exhausting weekend playing three games in four nights, as Jordan Farmar sat out with a hand injury and Theo Papaloukas didn't suit up either leaving the point guard task mostly for Yogev Ohayon. Naimy, who was five-years-old the last time Jerusalem won a season game in Tel-Aviv, took over right from the get go, dominating throughout the game and finishing with a personal career high of 23 points while playing against Maccabi, silencing a lot of critics. Brian Randle flirted with a double-double finishing with 16 points and 8 boards, but the significant stat symbolizing Randle's contribution shows that during the 35-minutes Randle was running around the parquet floor Jerusalem held a 24-point lead, as oppose to the five minutes he was on the bench, -10. Dan Grunfeld, who recently left Holon to join Jerusalem contributed 6-important points including a third-quarter buzzer-beating jumper and can brag about winning every time he played at Nokia Arena throughout his career.

D.J. Strawberry, Hapoel's primary scorer started the game ice cold, but heated up as it progressed, finishing with 10 points, 6 rebounds, a team high 5 assists and a game high 39-minutes. Jerusalem's chairman Danny Klein said earlier this week he was extremely disappointed with Jarvis Varnado's playing performances, adding 'is he really worth the $240,000 we're paying him?' Varnado kept his mouth shut and let his game do the talking, answering with 9 points, 2 rebounds, a lot of dirty work under the boards and a game high 4 shot blocks, including a crucial one over Yogev Ohayon with 90 second remaining in regulation. Now, after losing last week on the road to BC Donetsk in the EuroCup opener, Hapoel will look to continue its success on Tuesday as the team hosts KK Cibona in round 2 of Europe's second quality challenge competition.

On the other end, despite the loss, Maccabi can cheer up because their next game is only on Thursday, giving David Blatt's men a full three days to recover from the draining weekend they experienced. Blatt collected two (Euroleague & Adriatic League) of the possible three W's this weekend, but Maccabi's coaching staff should focus more on the offensive end of the court. While the team limits their opponents to 67.7ppg, Maccabi's offense only contributed 66.6ppg the last three (home) games as easy lay-ups, running floaters and missed free throws are all part of the game, and should even itself out.

Yet, for the first time since the 2001/2 season, Maccabi scored less than 64 points a game. Keith Langford, Devin Smith and Yogev Ohayon will try to forget last night ever happened, as the three combined for only 7/29 from the field. Richard Hendrix came to work as usually this season with 15 points, 6 rebounds and 3 blocks, but couldn't handle the paint by himself, despite Lior Eliyahu's 10 points and Europe's most dominant big man Sofoklis Schortsanitis playing just 16 (first half) minutes adding 9 points. David Blu played tough aggressive defense and usual along with banking two threes, but returns to his personal daddy day care celebrating the birth of his first born son (Baron Blu). Ohayon began strong, but eased up down the stretch finishing with 10 points and a team high 4 dimes. On Thursday, Maccabi hosts Armani Milan in the Euroleague and will look to avenge its Euroleague loss in Italy last month.

Follow David Pick on Twitter: @DubiPick





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Lega2 Round 8: Trenkwalder RE loses #1 position - by Eurobasket News
There were many interesting games last round. The round ended with change at the leadership position and favorites losing the games.

Round 8 in Lega2 means a new league leader. The biggest surprise took place in Brindisi where host Enel Brindisi (6-2) beat league's leader Trenkwalder RE (5-2) 71-67 on Sunday evening. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The hosts trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 40-35 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. The best player for the winners was Serbian forward Dejan Borovnjak (208-F-86, agency: Beo Basket) who had a double-double by scoring 21 points and 11 rebounds. Naturalized Albanian swingman Klaudio Ndoja (198-85) chipped in 18 points and 5 rebounds (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line). American guard Dawan Robinson (189-82, college: Rhode Island) produced 22 points for the guests. Enel Brindisi have an impressive five-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Giorgio Tesi PT. Trenkwalder RE at the other side dropped to the third place with two games lost. They share the position with Centrale Latte. They were replaced at the leadership position by Giorgio Tesi PT. Trenkwalder RE will play next round against league's leader Tuscany Pistoia trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Enel Brindisi will try to continue on its current victory against sixth ranked Morpho Basket in Piacenza.
The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Tuscany Pistoia as it allowed them to take a leadership position after previous leader's (Trenkwalder RE) loss. Tuscany Pistoia edged 5th ranked Morpho Basket at home 78-75. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Morpho Basket. American guard Dwight Hardy (188, college: St.John's) orchestrated the victory by scoring 27 points and 5 steals. Giacomo Galanda contributed with 14 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. American forward Dwayne Anderson (198-86, college: Villanova) replied with 17 points and 8 rebounds for Morpho Basket. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Enel Brindisi. Newly promoted Morpho Basket dropped to the sixth place with three games lost. Morpho Basket will play next round against strong Enel Brindisi trying to get back on the winning streak. Tuscany Pistoia will try to continue on its current victory against third ranked Trenkwalder RE at Reggio Emilia.
Bottom-ranked S.Antimo (0-7) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 72-64 loss to fourteenth ranked MarcoPoloShop.it (3-4) in Forli on Sunday evening. Worth to mention a great performance of Tony Easley who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). David Teague responded with 24 points and 5 rebounds. MarcoPoloShop.it moved-up to eighth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Newly promoted S.Antimo still closes the standings with seven games lost. MarcoPoloShop.it will meet Aget Imola (#10) on the road in the next round. S.Antimo will play against Biancoblu BO (#8) in Bologna and hopes to get finally their first victory.
We should mention about the upset which took place in Veroli, where higher ranked Prima Veroli (3-5) lost at home to thirteenth ranked Aget Imola (3-4) 89-98. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Prima Veroli. The winners were led by Trent Whiting who scored that evening 26 points. Prima Veroli's coach Demis Cavina rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Aget Imola moved-up to eighth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Prima Veroli at the other side dropped to the twelfth position with five games lost. Aget Imola's next round opponent will be MarcoPoloShop.it (#9) in Forli. Prima Veroli will play on the road against Centrale Latte in Brescia.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Barcellona. Local Sigma Barcellona (4-4) outscored 12th ranked Assi Ostuni (3-5) 107-73 on Sunday night. The best player for the winners was Mike Green who scored 17 points and 7 assists. Sigma Barcellona's coach felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Sigma Barcellona moved-up to seventh place. Newly promoted Assi Ostuni keeps the twelfth position with five games lost. Sigma Barcellona will face Fileni BPA (#11) in Jesi in the next round. Assi Ostuni will play at home against Givova Scafati.

In the last two games of round 8 Fileni BPA was defeated by Biancoblu BO in Bologna 88-76. Givova Scafati beat Tezenis Verona at home 83-70.


Biancoblu BO - Fileni BPA 88-76

There was a minor upset in Bologna where higher ranked Fileni BPA (3-4) was defeated by fourteenth ranked Biancoblu BO (3-4) 88-76 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 1 point after three quarters before their 28-15 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Biancoblu BO made 22-of-28 free shots (78.6 percent) during the game. They also forced 21 Fileni BPA turnovers. Fileni BPA was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American guard Tre Kelley (182-85, college: S.Carolina) who scored 24 points and 4 assists. The former international guard Andrea Pecile (187-80) chipped in 16 points and 6 rebounds. American guard Richard McConnell (182-89, college: St.Mary's, CA, agency: Priority Sports) produced 27 points and 4 assists and American-Belgian guard Ryan Hoover (188-74, college: Notre Dame, agency: SportsTalent) added 13 points and 7 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Biancoblu BO moved-up to eighth place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Fileni BPA. Biancoblu BO will face bottom-ranked S.Antimo (#15) in Sant'Antimo in the next round and are hoping to win another game.
Top scorers:
Biancoblu BO: T.Kelley 24+2reb+4ast, A.Pecile 16+6reb+3ast, B.Blizzard 15+4reb+3ast, E.Dimsa 11+11reb+1ast, M.Canavesi 8+3reb+1ast, Z.Vrkic 7+5reb+1ast
Fileni BPA: R.McConnell 27+2reb+4ast, M.Maggioli 15+5reb+2ast, R.Hoover 13+7reb+3ast, J.Brooks 10+2reb, M.Santiangeli 7+6reb, F.Migliori 4+3reb+1ast
gschID: 135501


Sigma Barcel. - Assi Ostuni 107-73

The game with biggest result difference took place in Barcellona. Local Sigma Barcellona (4-4) outscored 12th ranked Assi Ostuni (3-5) 107-73 on Sunday night. The game was mostly controlled by Sigma Barcellona. Assi Ostuni was better in third quarter 28-27. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Sigma Barcellona made 29-of-37 free shots (78.4 percent) during the game. They shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 63.2 percentage. Sigma Barcellona looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Assi Ostuni was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American guard Mike Green (185-85, college: Butler) who scored 17 points and 7 assists. The former international forward Luigi Dordei (202-81) chipped in 16 points and 5 rebounds. Sigma Barcellona's coach felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Slovenian guard Jaka Klobucar (198-87) produced 17 points and American guard Aaron Johnson (172-88, college: UAB) added 16 points and 4 assists respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Sigma Barcellona moved-up to seventh place. Newly promoted Assi Ostuni keeps the twelfth position with five games lost. Sigma Barcellona will face Fileni BPA (#11) in Jesi in the next round. Assi Ostuni will play at home against Givova Scafati.
Top scorers:
Sigma Barcel.: M.Green 17+4reb+7ast, L.Dordei 16+5reb+1ast, R.Bucci 14+2reb+1ast, M.Hicks 14+1reb+2ast, M.Mocavero 11+2reb+1ast, M.Da Ros 11+2reb+3ast
Assi Ostuni: J.Klobucar 17+3reb+2ast, A.Johnson 16+4ast, T.Rinaldi 12+6reb+1ast, F.Basei 10+2reb, M.Jurevicus 7+4reb, M.Rossetti 7+4reb+1ast
gschID: 135496


Prima Veroli - Aget Imola 89-98

We should mention about the upset which took place in Veroli, where higher ranked Prima Veroli (3-5) lost at home to thirteenth ranked Aget Imola (3-4) 89-98. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Prima Veroli. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Prima Veroli won third quarter 29-21. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Aget Imola made 23-of-26 charity shots (88.5 percent) during the game. Aget Imola outrebounded Prima Veroli 30-19. The winners were led by American guard Trent Whiting (185-76, college: BYU) who scored that evening 26 points and the former international forward Davide Bruttini (203-87) supported him with 21 points and 8 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). Five Aget Imola players scored in double figures. Even 28 points by American guard Jason Rowe (178-78, college: Loyola, MD) did not help to save the game for Prima Veroli. The former international forward David Brkic (210-82, agency: Interperformances) added 15 points for the hosts. Prima Veroli's coach Demis Cavina rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Aget Imola moved-up to eighth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Prima Veroli at the other side dropped to the twelfth position with five games lost. Aget Imola's next round opponent will be MarcoPoloShop.it (#9) in Forli. Prima Veroli will play on the road against Centrale Latte in Brescia.
Top scorers:
Aget Imola: T.Whiting 26+2reb+3ast, D.Bruttini 21+8reb+1ast, P.Prato 18+3reb+2ast, T.Kotti 15+7reb+1ast, E.Daniels 11+5reb+2ast, D.Cournooh 4+5reb
Prima Veroli: J.Rowe 28+1reb+1ast, D.Brkic 15+2reb+3ast, R.Cortese 12+1reb+1ast, G.Lee 8+3reb, I.Gatto 7+3reb+1ast, M.Colussi 5+3reb+1ast
gschID: 135497


Givova Scafati - Tezenis Verona 83-70

No shocking result in a game when sixth ranked Givova Scafati (5-3) defeated at home 10th ranked Tezenis Verona (3-5) 83-70 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by Givova Scafati. Tezenis Verona was better in fourth quarter 19-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a great shooting night for Givova Scafati especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 57.9 percentage. The best player for the winners was American guard Paul Marigney (192-82, college: St.Mary's, CA) who scored 24 points and 5 rebounds. The former international forward Nikola Radulovic (207-73) chipped in 16 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals. Naturalized Argentinian guard Antonio Porta (188-83, agency: Players Group) produced 17 points and 4 steals and American forward Shane Edwards (201-87, college: UALR) added 16 points respectively for the guests. Four Tezenis Verona players scored in double figures. Givova Scafati moved-up to fifth place. Loser Tezenis Verona dropped to the twelfth position with five games lost. Givova Scafati will face Assi Ostuni (#14) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game.
Top scorers:
Givova Scafati: P.Marigney 24+5reb+1ast, J.Thomas 18+7reb, N.Radulovic 16+8reb+5ast, O.Gueye 7+1reb+2ast, M.Levin 5+3reb+5ast, M.Casini 5+6reb+3ast
Tezenis Verona: A.Porta 17+4reb+3ast, S.Edwards 16+4reb, D.Vukcevic 12+3reb, M.West 10+6reb+1ast, A.Renzi 8+7reb+1ast, G.Boscagin 5+2reb
gschID: 135498


Giorgio Tesi PT - Morpho Basket 78-75

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Tuscany Pistoia as it allowed them to take a leadership position after previous leader's (Trenkwalder RE) loss. Tuscany Pistoia edged 5th ranked Morpho Basket at home 78-75. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Morpho Basket. Morpho Basket was ahead by 2 points at the halftime before a 35-30 second half run of Tuscany Pistoia. American guard Dwight Hardy (188, college: St.John's) orchestrated the victory by scoring 27 points and 5 steals. The former international power forward Giacomo Galanda (211-75) contributed with 14 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. American forward Dwayne Anderson (198-86, college: Villanova) replied with 17 points and 8 rebounds and American-Danish guard Alan Voskuil (191-86, college: Texas Tech) added 22 points in the effort for Morpho Basket. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Enel Brindisi. Newly promoted Morpho Basket dropped to the sixth place with three games lost. Morpho Basket will play next round against strong Enel Brindisi trying to get back on the winning streak. Tuscany Pistoia will try to continue on its current victory against third ranked Trenkwalder RE at Reggio Emilia.
Top scorers:
Giorgio Tesi PT: D.Hardy 27+2reb, D.Mathis 14+3reb, G.Galanda 14+9reb, F.Toppo 6+5reb+2ast, G.Yango 6+6reb, B.Jones 5+6reb+2ast
Morpho Basket: A.Voskuil 22+3reb+1ast, D.Anderson 17+8reb+3ast, C.Cotis Harrison 9+6reb+1ast, L.Infante 9+2reb, R.Amoroso 9+8reb, M.Passera 5+1reb+5ast
gschID: 135499


MarcoPoloShop - S.Antimo 72-64

Bottom-ranked S.Antimo (0-7) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 72-64 loss to fourteenth ranked MarcoPoloShop.it (3-4) in Forli on Sunday evening. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But S.Antimo won third quarter 17-10. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Tony Easley (206-87, college: Murray St., agency: Pro One Sports) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) and the other American import guard Austin Freeman (190-89, college: Georgetown) who added 18 points during the contest. Five MarcoPoloShop.it players scored in double figures. American guard David Teague (196-83, college: Purdue) responded with 24 points and 5 rebounds and the former international power forward Alessandro Cittadini (207-79) scored 13 points. MarcoPoloShop.it moved-up to eighth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Newly promoted S.Antimo still closes the standings with seven games lost. MarcoPoloShop.it will meet Aget Imola (#10) on the road in the next round. S.Antimo will play against Biancoblu BO (#8) in Bologna and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
MarcoPoloShop: A.Freeman 18+2reb+2ast, S.Huff 16+4reb+1ast, T.Easley 15+10reb+1ast, J.Trapani 13+6reb+1ast, S.Borsato 10+2reb+2ast, N.Basile 0
S.Antimo: D.Teague 24+5reb+1ast, A.Cittadini 13+3reb, N.George 8+2reb, F.Campbell 7+3reb+1ast, G.Eliantonio 6, M.Rossi 2+1reb
gschID: 135500


Enel Brindisi - Trenkwalder 71-67

Round 8 in Lega2 means a new league leader. The biggest surprise took place in Brindisi where host Enel Brindisi (6-2) beat league's leader Trenkwalder RE (5-2) 71-67 on Sunday evening. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The hosts trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 40-35 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. The best player for the winners was Serbian forward Dejan Borovnjak (208-86, agency: Beo Basket) who had a double-double by scoring 21 points and 11 rebounds. Naturalized Albanian swingman Klaudio Ndoja (198-85) chipped in 18 points and 5 rebounds (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line). American guard Dawan Robinson (189-82, college: Rhode Island) produced 22 points and his fellow American import guard Donell Taylor (198-82, college: UAB) added 14 points respectively for the guests. Enel Brindisi have an impressive five-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Giorgio Tesi PT. Trenkwalder RE at the other side dropped to the third place with two games lost. They share the position with Centrale Latte. They were replaced at the leadership position by Giorgio Tesi PT. Trenkwalder RE will play next round against league's leader Tuscany Pistoia trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Enel Brindisi will try to continue on its current victory against sixth ranked Morpho Basket in Piacenza.
Top scorers:
Enel Brindisi: D.Borovnjak 21+11reb+1ast, K.Ndoja 18+5reb, C.Callahan 11+8reb+2ast, A.Renfroe 8+2reb+4ast, M.Formenti 5+2reb, M.Poletti 5+2reb
Trenkwalder: D.Robinson 22+4reb+1ast, D.Taylor 14+4reb+3ast, D.Slanina 12+5reb, D.Filloy 8+9reb, R.Valenti 6+5reb, R.Chiacig 3+1reb
gschID: 135494




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


Stats Leaders - SerieA
Points Per Game
 Von WAFER
  Vanoli CR
  (196-G-85)
  Avg: 21
 1. Wafer, Vanoli CR21.0 
 2. Pullen, Angelico BI17.1 
 3. Datome, Lottomat.17.0 
 4. Collins, Pepsi C.16.8 
 5. Coleman, Angelico.16.6 
 6. Dean, Sidigas AV16.0 
 7. Diawara, Cimberio.15.7 
 8. Hackett, Scavolin.15.7 
 9. Smith, Pepsi C.15.3 
 10. Homan, CS Bologna15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Linton JOHNSON
  Sidigas AV
  (203-F-80)
  Avg: 10.9
 1. Johnson, Sidigas10.9 
 2. Adrien, Benetton10.5 
 3. Homan, CS Bologna10.0 
 4. Brunner, Fabi Shoes9.7 
 5. Sanikidze, CS Bo.9.0 
 6. Ivanov, Fabi Shoes8.7 
 7. Amoroso, Banca T.8.3 
 8. Smith, Pepsi C.7.8 
 9. Szewczyk, Umana V.7.5 
 10. Chiotti, Novip.7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Marques GREEN
  Sidigas AV
  (169-PG-82)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Green, Sidigas AV6.3 
 2. Diener, Banco d.6.2 
 3. Collins, Pepsi C.5.3 
 4. Stipcevic, Cimberi.5.3 
 5. Cook, Armani MI4.7 
 6. Brown, Banca T.4.1 
 7. McIntyre, CS Bo.3.9 
 8. Mekel, Benetton TV3.5 
 9. Clark, Umana V.3.5 
 10. Temple, Novipiu CM3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Aubrey COLEMAN
  Angelico.
  (193-G-87)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Coleman, Angelico.3.4 
 2. Hackett, Scavolin.2.7 
 3. Pullen, Angelico BI2.3 
 4. Johnson, Sidigas2.3 
 5. Collins, Pepsi C.2.3 
 6. Jones, Scavolini PS2.2 
 7. Bowers, Umana V.2.2 
 8. Di Bella, Fabi S.2.2 
 9. Hosley, Banco d.2.2 
 10. Spinelli, Sidig.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Steve HUNTER
  Banco d.
  (212-C-81)
  Avg: 2
 1. Hunter, Banco d.2.0 
 2. Cusin, Scavolini PS1.7 
 3. Shermadini, Bennet1.4 
 4. Szewczyk, Umana V.1.3 
 5. Summers, Montepas.1.0 
 6. Crosariol, Lottoma.0.9 
 7. Ress, Montepaschi0.9 
 8. Lavrinovic, Montep.0.8 
 9. Gallinari, Armani0.7 
 10. Johnson, Sidigas0.7 


Stats Leaders - Lega2
Points Per Game
 Dwight HARDY
  Giorgio .
  (188-G-)
  Avg: 24.1
 1. Hardy, Giorgio24.1 
 2. Freeman, MarcoPol.22.9 
 3. Teague, S.Antimo20.3 
 4. Marigney, Givova S.20.1 
 5. Voskuil, Morpho B.19.7 
 6. Taylor, Trenkwal.19.7 
 7. Maggioli, Fileni B.17.6 
 8. Robinson, Trenkwal.17.1 
 9. Rowe, Prima Veroli16.6 
 10. Klobucar, Assi Os.16.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 James THOMAS
  Givova S.
  (203-F/C-80)
  Avg: 11.1
 1. Thomas, Givova S.11.1 
 2. Diliegro, Assi Ost.9.5 
 3. Easley, MarcoPol.9.4 
 4. Anderson, Morpho B.8.7 
 5. Maggioli, Fileni B.8.0 
 6. Chiacig, Trenkwald.7.3 
 7. Baldassarre, Bianc.7.3 
 8. Callahan, Enel B.7.0 
 9. Borovnjak, Enel B.7.0 
 10. Filloy, Trenkwald.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Roman NARDI
  MarcoPol.
  (186-G-85)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Nardi, MarcoPol.6.8 
 2. Johnson, Assi O.5.9 
 3. Porta, Tezenis4.1 
 4. Green, Sigma B.4.1 
 5. Blizzard, Biancobl.3.6 
 6. Goldwire, Centra.3.4 
 7. Kelley, Biancobl.3.3 
 8. Cantone, S.Antimo3.3 
 9. Hoover, Fileni BPA2.9 
 10. Levin, Givova Sca.2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Nikola RADULOVIC
  Givova S.
  (207-F-73)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Radulovic, Givova3.4 
 2. West, Tezenis3.3 
 3. Thompson, Centra.3.1 
 4. McConnell, Fileni2.9 
 5. Green, Sigma B.2.8 
 6. Marigney, Givova S.2.8 
 7. Hunter, Enel Brind.2.7 
 8. Blizzard, Biancobl.2.7 
 9. Robinson, Trenkwal.2.6 
 10. Boscagin, Tezeni.2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Michele MAGGIOLI
  Fileni B.
  (212-C-77)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Maggioli, Fileni B.1.4 
 2. Thomas, Givova S.1.0 
 3. Busma, Centrale.1.0 
 4. Renzi, Tezenis0.9 
 5. West, Tezenis0.8 
 6. Edwards, Tezenis0.8 
 7. DiGiuliomari., Tez.0.8 
 8. Easley, MarcoPol.0.6 
 9. Teague, S.Antimo0.6 
 10. Brkic, Prima Vero.0.6 


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


SerieA Round 7 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News
Umana Venezia (4-2) outlasted Angelico Biella (4-3) in overtime by four points 91-87 on Sunday night. The game took place in Biella. But the guests from Venezia were better at the end. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Angelico Biella. It was a great evening for Szymon Szewczyk (209-C-82) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 13 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Umana Venezia have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Scavolini PS. Angelico Biella at the other side dropped to the sixth position with three games lost. Umana Venezia will face Cimberio Varese (#9) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Angelico Biella will play against Benetton Treviso.

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 7: CS Bologna won against Fabi Shoes on the opponent's court 80-74. Banca Tercas unfortunately lost to Vanoli CR in a home game 72-74. Cimberio VA recorded a loss to Montepaschi on the road 74-79. Bennet Cantu defeated Pepsi Caserta on its own court 86-75. Bottom-ranked Novipiu CM beat Sidigas AV in Casale 91-82. Banco di Sard. won against Lottomatica at home 80-68. Benetton TV unfortunately lost to Scavolini PS on the opponent's court 73-83.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 18 points and 14 rebounds by Linton Johnson of Sidigas AV.


Fabi Shoes - CS Bologna 74-80

Rather expected game when 14th ranked Fabi Shoes Montegranaro (1-5) was defeated at home by twelfth ranked CS Bologna (4-3) 80-74 on Sunday. The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 31-16. But Fabi Shoes Montegranaro won second period 21-12. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when CS Bologna won last quarter 22-17. It was a great evening for Georgian forward Viktor Sanikidze (203-86, agency: World Sport Agency) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 13 rebounds. Finnish guard Petteri Koponen (193-88) helped adding 18 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. At the losing side American-Swiss power forward Greg Brunner (201-83, college: Iowa) responded with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 16 rebounds and Bulgarian power forward Dejan Ivanov (205-86, agency: Beo Basket) produced a double-double by scoring 11 points and 11 rebounds. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. CS Bologna moved-up to sixth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Fabi Shoes Montegranaro lost fifth consecutive game. They dropped to the fifteenth position with five games lost. CS Bologna will have a break next round. Fabi Shoes Montegranaro will play on the road against Novipiu CM (#17) in Casale and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
CS Bologna: P.Koponen 18+5reb+4ast, V.Sanikidze 14+13reb+2ast, T.McIntyre 13+2reb+6ast, G.Poeta 12+2reb+2ast, A.Gigli 10+7reb, C.Douglas-Roberts 9+5reb+2ast
Fabi Shoes: C.Karl 18+1reb+2ast, G.Brunner 16+16reb+2ast, F.Di Bella 11+2reb+1ast, D.Ivanov 11+11reb+1ast, J.McNeal 10+6reb+3ast, I.Zoroski 6+5reb+3ast
gschID: 150683


Angelico BI - Umana Venezia 87-91 OT

Umana Venezia (4-2) outlasted Angelico Biella (4-3) in overtime by four points 91-87 on Sunday night. The game took place in Biella. But the guests from Venezia were better at the end. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Angelico Biella. Angelico Biella trailed by 11 points after 3 quarters before a 24-13 run in the last quarter tied the game at the end of regular time, But then they lost eventually overtime period 15-19. Umana Venezia made 31-of-38 free shots (81.6 percent) during the game. Angelico Biella was plagued by 31 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a great evening for Polish center Szymon Szewczyk (209-82) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 13 rebounds. American point guard Alvin Young (189-75, college: Niagara) helped adding 23 points. At the losing side American point guard Jacob Pullen (182-89, college: Kansas St.) responded with 30 points and 7 assists and Serbian power forward Tadija Dragicevic (206-86, agency: Beo Basket) produced a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Umana Venezia have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Scavolini PS. Angelico Biella at the other side dropped to the sixth position with three games lost. Umana Venezia will face Cimberio Varese (#9) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Angelico Biella will play against Benetton Treviso.
Top scorers:
Umana Venezia: A.Young 23+2reb, K.Clark 14+1reb+4ast, S.Szewczyk 13+13reb, T.Slay 10+1reb+1ast, T.Fantoni 9+3reb+2ast, G.Rosselli 8+2reb
Angelico BI: J.Pullen 30+7ast, T.Dragicevic 16+11reb+1ast, G.Jurak 14+7reb, A.Coleman 14+6reb+2ast, M.Soragna 5+5reb, A.Miralles 4+6reb
gschID: 150684


Banca Tercas - Vanoli CR 72-74

Everything could happen in Teramo at the game between two tied teams. Both sixteenth ranked Vanoli-Braga and 15th ranked Banca Tercas had identical 1-5 record. But Banca Tercas were not able to use a home court advantage and were edged by the opponent from Cremona 74-72 on Sunday night. The guests trailed by 2 points after three quarters before their 21-17 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Vanoli-Braga made 17-of-21 free shots (81.0 percent) during the game. They also forced 23 Banca Tercas turnovers. It was a great evening for American guard Von Wafer (196-85, college: Florida St., agency: VVG Sports) who led his team to a victory scoring 25 points and 6 rebounds. Greek center Mihalis Kakiouzis (206-76) helped adding 13 points. At the losing side American point guard Dee Brown (185-84, college: Illinois) responded with 15 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and forward Achille Polonara (203-91) scored 14 points and 7 rebounds (perfect from the field making all six shots). Vanoli-Braga (2-5) moved-up to fourteenth place. Loser Banca Tercas dropped to the sixteenth position with six games lost. Vanoli-Braga will face higher ranked Montepaschi Siena (#3) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Banca Tercas will play against Banco di Sard. (#11) in Sassari.
Top scorers:
Vanoli CR: V.Wafer 25+6reb+1ast, M.Kakiouzis 13+3reb+1ast, D.Cinciarini 10+2reb+2ast, L.D'Ercole 9, J.Perkovic 7+5reb, M.Milic 6+4reb+3ast
Banca Tercas: D.Brown 15+8reb+4ast, A.Polonara 14+7reb+2ast, M.Borisov 11+3reb, B.Brown 9+2reb+1ast, B.Cerella 9, R.Fultz 5+7ast
gschID: 150685


Montepaschi - Cimberio VA 79-74

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both third ranked Montepaschi Siena and 4th placed Cimberio Varese had identical 4-2 record. This time Montepaschi Siena used a home court advantage and won against the opponent from Varese 79-74 on Sunday night. It was a key game for the second position in the league. Cimberio Varese was trailing by 7 points at halftime but managed to get 5-point lead after three quarters before a 24-14 charge of Montepaschi Siena, which allowed them to win the game. They made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. Cimberio Varese was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a great evening for Lithuanian center Ksistof Lavrinovic (210-79) who led his team to a victory scoring 13 points and 5 rebounds. Australian center David Andersen (212-80) helped adding 12 points and 5 rebounds. Montepaschi Siena's coach Simone Pianigiani used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. At the losing side French forward Yakhouba Diawara (201-82, college: Pepperdine) responded with 19 points and 6 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and Estonian forward Kristjan Kangur (202-82) scored 14 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Four Montepaschi Siena and five Cimberio Varese players scored in double figures. Defending champion (5-2) moved-up to second place, which they share with Bennet Cantu. Loser Cimberio Varese dropped to the sixth position with three games lost. Montepaschi Siena will face Vanoli-Braga (#14) in Cremona in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Cimberio Varese will play at home against Umana Venezia (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Montepaschi: P.Aradori 14+3reb+1ast, K.Lavrinovic 13+5reb+2ast, D.Andersen 12+5reb+2ast, T.Ress 10+9reb, R.Kaukenas 9+2reb+2ast, B.McCalebb 7+3reb+6ast
Cimberio VA: Y.Diawara 19+6reb+1ast, K.Kangur 14+6reb+5ast, G.Ganeto 13, L.Garri 13+6reb+1ast, R.Stipcevic 12+4reb+7ast, D.Reati 3
gschID: 150678


Bennet Cantu - Pepsi Caserta 86-75

Everything went according to plan when second ranked Bennet Cantu (5-2) beat at home 9th ranked Pepsi Caserta (3-3) 86-75 on Sunday. The hosts trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 47-34 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Bennet Cantu made 17-of-19 free shots (89.5 percent) during the game. It was a great shooting night for Bennet Cantu especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 55.0 percentage. It was a great evening for American swingman David Lighty (195-88, college: Ohio St.) who led his team to a victory scoring 16 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. The former international guard Gianluca Basile (192-75) helped adding 23 points (made all of his seven free throws). Bennet Cantu's coach Andrea Trinchieri used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side Nigerian-Jamaican guard Oritseweyinmi Efejuku (196-86, college: Providence) responded with 15 points and 5 rebounds and Slovenian forward Marko Tusek (203-75, agency: Alti Sport) scored 16 points. Bennet Cantu maintains second place with 5-2 record having just -1 point less than leader Armani MI, which they share with Montepaschi. Pepsi Caserta lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the tenth position with three games lost. Bennet Cantu will face Lottomatica Roma (#13) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Pepsi Caserta will play against the league's leader Armani Milano.
Top scorers:
Bennet Cantu: G.Basile 23+3reb+1ast, D.Lighty 16+8reb+4ast, M.Markoishvili 11+1reb+1ast, N.Mazzarino 11+3reb+3ast, G.Shermadini 10+2reb+1ast, M.Leunen 9+7reb+1ast
Pepsi Caserta: M.Tusek 16+4reb, O.Efejuku 15+5reb+1ast, A.Collins 9+1reb+4ast, K.Fletcher 9, A.Righetti 8+5reb, A.Doornekamp 6+5reb+1ast
gschID: 150679


Sidigas AV - Novipiu CM 82-91

There was an upset when higher ranked Air Avellino (4-3) was defeated at home by seventeenth ranked Novipiu CM (1-6) 91-82 on Sunday. The guests trailed by 10 points after three quarters before their 33-14 charge, which allowed them to win the game. It was a great evening for American point guard Mustafa Shakur (190-84, college: Arizona) who led his team to a victory scoring 30 points. Naturalized American power forward David Chiotti (206-84, college: N.Mexico, agency: Court Side) helped adding 22 points and 9 rebounds. At the losing side American forward Linton Johnson (203-80, college: Tulane, agency: Priority Sports) responded with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 14 rebounds and American-Spanish guard Taquan Dean (193-83, college: Louisville) scored 25 points. Novipiu CM left bottom position moving up to sixteenth place, which they share with Banca Tercas. Loser Air Avellino keeps the sixth position with three games lost. Novipiu CM will face higher ranked Fabi Shoes Montegranaro (#15) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Novipiu CM: M.Shakur 30+4reb+3ast, D.Chiotti 22+9reb, S.Gentile 9+1reb+3ast, M.Malaventura 8+1ast, O.Nnamaka 8+10reb, M.Janning 7+4reb+4ast
Sidigas AV: T.Dean 25+1reb+3ast, L.Johnson 18+14reb, R.Slay 11+1reb, D.Lauwers 9+1reb, J.Golemac 7+3reb+3ast, M.Green 6+1reb+10ast
gschID: 150680


Banco di Sard. - Lottomatica 80-68

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams in Sassari where thirteenth ranked Banco di Sard. (3-3) won against 12th ranked Lottomatica Roma (3-4) 80-68 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Banco di Sard.. Lottomatica Roma was better in second period 17-10. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Banco di Sard. looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. It was a great evening for American point guard Travis Diener (184-82, college: Marquette) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 assists. American-Georgian swingman Quinton Hosley (200-84, college: Fresno St.) helped adding 17 points. At the losing side Bosnian forward Nihad Dedovic (196-90, agency: Beo Basket) responded with 12 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists and international swingman Luigi Datome (202-87) scored 18 points. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Banco di Sard. moved-up to tenth place, which they share with Benetton TV and Pepsi Caserta. Loser Lottomatica Roma dropped to the thirteenth position with four games lost. Banco di Sard. will face Banca Tercas (#16) in Teramo in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Lottomatica Roma will play at home against the league's second-placed Bennet Cantu having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Banco di Sard.: Q.Hosley 17+4reb+3ast, D.Diener 16+3reb+3ast, T.Diener 12+2reb+11ast, M.Pinton 10+4reb+2ast, N.Metreveli 7+2reb, M.Vanuzzo 6+1reb
Lottomatica: L.Datome 18+4reb, N.Dedovic 12+8reb+5ast, C.Tucker 10+6reb+1ast, N.Gordic 10+2reb+4ast, A.Crosariol 7+7reb+2ast, U.Slokar 6+10reb+1ast
gschID: 150681


Scavolini PS - Benetton TV 83-73

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both tenth ranked Scavolini Pesaro and 8th ranked Benetton Treviso had identical 3-2 record. This time Scavolini Pesaro used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Treviso 83-73 on Sunday night. The game was mostly controlled by Scavolini Pesaro. Benetton Treviso was better in second period 21-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Scavolini Pesaro forced 19 Benetton Treviso turnovers. Benetton Treviso was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a great evening for American guard James White (198-84, college: Cincinnati, agency: Court Side) who led his team to a victory scoring 20 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. His fellow American import point guard Ricky Hickman (190-85, college: NC-Greensboro) helped adding 18 points and 6 assists. Four Scavolini Pesaro players scored in double figures. At the losing side American guard E'Twaun Moore (192-89, college: Purdue, agency: Priority Sports) responded with 18 points and Romanian power forward Vlad Moldoveanu (207-88, college: the other American import, agency: Interperformances) scored 15 points. Benetton Treviso's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Scavolini Pesaro (4-2) moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Umana Venezia. Loser Benetton Treviso dropped to the tenth position with three games lost. Scavolini Pesaro will face Air Avellino (#6) at home in the next round. Benetton Treviso will play against Angelico Biella (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Scavolini PS: J.White 20+6reb+4ast, J.Jones 19+7reb+1ast, R.Hickman 18+3reb+6ast, D.Hackett 13+6reb+3ast, T.Lydeka 7+9reb+1ast, M.Cusin 4+3reb+1ast
Benetton TV: E.Moore 18+3reb+3ast, V.Moldoveanu 15+3reb, A.Gentile 10+6reb, J.Adrien 8+7reb, B.Scalabrine 8+3reb+4ast, A.De Nicolao 7+4reb
gschID: 150682




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Mamadou Lamizana joined Hamamatsu - by Eurobasket News
Mamadou Lamizana (207-F/C-81, agency: VVG Sports, college: Rutgers) joined Hamamatsu and debuted with 9 points. Hamamatsu Phoenix beat on the road Iwate Big Bulls 83:74 on Saturday. Iwate Big Bulls trailed by 12 points at halftime and as many as 18 after three quarters before a 24-15 last quarter charge cut the deficit to 74-83 at the end of the game. Hamamatsu Phoenix looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists.
In 2010-2011 he played for TianJin Rongcheng (China-CBA, starting five) and after 27 games averaged high 24.4ppg, 10.4rpg, 3.2apg, 1.9spg, Blocks-1 (3.6bpg), FGP: 43.7%, 3PT: 24.7%, FT: 72.5%. In April signed at Indios de Mayaguez (Puerto Rico-BSN, starting five) and had 12.3ppg, 6.1rpg, 2.0apg, 1.0spg, 3.0bpg, FGP: 49.1%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 69.0%. Later he played for Enriquillo (Dominican Rep.-La Vega League, starting five).
Mamadou Lamizana is a member of the Ivory Coast National Team. At the World Championships in Turkey -10 he showed 9.8ppg, 4.8rpg, Blocks-1 (3.2bpg), FGP: 44.0%, 3PT: 36.4%, FT: 78.9%. At the
African Championships in Madagascar -11 (Semifinals) after 7 games he avearged 5.9ppg, 3.3rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 46.9%, FT: 73.3%.



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Standings - JBL
JBL Standings
 1. Toyota Alvark 11-3 
 2. Aishin SH 11-3 
 3. Hitachi SR 10-4 
 4. Panasonic T. 6-8 
 5. Tochigi Brex 6-8 
 6. Mitsubishi DD 5-9 
 7. Hokkaido L. 5-9 
 8. Toshiba BT 2-12 


Standings - BJ League
BJ Standings
Eastern
 1. Akita NH 9-2 
 2. Sendai 89ers 8-4 
 3. Chiba Jets 7-5 
 4. Hamamatsu P. 6-5 
 5. Shinshu BW 6-6 
 6. Toyama Grouses 5-6 
 7. Niigata Albirex 4-5 
 8. Yokohama BC 4-6 
 9. Saitama Bron. 4-7 
 10. Iwate Big Bulls 1-10 
Western
 1. Osaka Evessa 10-1 
 2. Okinawa GK 8-3 
 3. Shiga L-Stars 7-4 
 4. Fukuoka Rizing 7-4 
 5. Kyoto Hannar. 6-5 
 6. Shimane SM 6-5 
 7. Miyazaki SS 4-8 
 8. Oita H.Devils 3-8 
 9. Takamatsu FA 0-11 


Stats Leaders - JBL Superleague
Points Per Game
 Takuya KAWAMURA
  Tochigi .
  (193-G-86)
  Avg: 20.2
 1. Kawamura, Tochigi20.2 
 2. Sakuragi, Aishin SH17.9 
 3. Kanamaru, Panasoni.16.3 
 4. Hale, Mitsubis.15.4 
 5. McFarlin, Tochigi15.3 
 6. Takeuchi, Hitac.13.9 
 7. Orimo, Hokkaido L.13.8 
 8. Diouf, Hokkaido L.13.8 
 9. Klette, Hokkaido L.13.3 
 10. Ricci, Toyota Alv.13.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 J.R. SAKURAGI
  Aishin SH
  (206-F/C-76)
  Avg: 11.7
 1. Sakuragi, Aishin SH11.7 
 2. McFarlin, Tochigi10.8 
 3. Takeuchi, Hitac.8.8 
 4. Diouf, Hokkaido L.8.7 
 5. O''Bannon, Panason.8.1 
 6. Gibbs, Toyota A.8.0 
 7. Moss, Toshiba BT7.8 
 8. Maraker, Hitac.7.2 
 9. Allen, Mitsubis.7.0 
 10. Young, Aishin SH6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Hidenori KASHIWAKURA
  Hitac.
  (174-G-80)
  Avg: 4.1
 1. Kashiwakura, Hitac.4.1 
 2. Sakurai, Hokkaido.3.9 
 3. Igarashi, Mitsubis.3.9 
 4. Kawamura, Tochigi3.5 
 5. Kashiwagi, Aishin3.1 
 6. Watanabe, Panason.3.0 
 7. Nishimura, Hitac.2.9 
 8. Takeuchi, Hitac.2.9 
 9. Ito, Toyota Alvark2.9 
 10. Kinoshita, Panaso.2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Takuya KAWAMURA
  Tochigi .
  (193-G-86)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Kawamura, Tochigi2.3 
 2. Kashiwagi, Aishin2.0 
 3. Hirose, Panasoni.1.7 
 4. Diouf, Hokkaido L.1.5 
 5. Gibbs, Toyota A.1.5 
 6. Sakuragi, Aishin SH1.4 
 7. Hale, Mitsubis.1.4 
 8. Sato, Hitachi SR1.4 
 9. Tanaka, Toyota A.1.3 
 10. Tabuse, Tochigi1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Anthony RICHARDSON
  Aishin S.
  (201-F-83)
  Avg: 2
 1. Richardson, Aishin2.0 
 2. Takeuchi, Hitac.1.4 
 3. Diouf, Hokkaido L.1.1 
 4. Ricci, Toyota Alva.1.1 
 5. Young, Aishin SH1.1 
 6. McFarlin, Tochigi1.0 
 7. Hale, Mitsubis.0.9 
 8. Takeuchi, Toyota0.9 
 9. Merritt, Toshi.0.9 
 10. Uzawa, Mitsubis.0.7 


UBA Round 7: Aishin Sea Horses lose a game and the top position to Toyota Alvark - by Eurobasket News
There was no lack of interesting games this round. The round ended with defeat of the leader.

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Aishin Sea Horses (11-3) in Kariya on Saturday night. Hosts were rolled over by Toyota Alvark (11-3) 86-58. 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 game without a history. Toyota Alvark led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Aishin Sea Horses' 26. It was a great evening for forward Takayuki Kumagai (190-85) who led his team to a victory scoring 12 points and 7 rebounds. International power forward Kosuke Takeuchi (206-85) helped adding 18 points (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field). At the losing side the former international power forward J.R. Sakuragi (206-76, college: UCLA) responded with 13 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. Toyota Alvark have an impressive series of eleven victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Aishin SH. Toyota Alvark is looking forward to face Panasonic Trians (#4) in Osaka in the next round. Aishin Sea Horses will play on the road against Toshiba Thunders in Kanagawa and are hoping to win this game.
Very significant was Panasonic Trians' (#6) just 3-point road victory against 5th ranked Hokkaido L.. It was an exceptional evening for international swingman Kosuke Kanamaru (193-89) who led the winners and scored 21 points and 5 rebounds. Kenta Hirose accounted for 19 points and 5 rebounds. International guard Ryota Sakurai (194-83) came up with 13 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists for Hokkaido L. in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Panasonic Trians (6-8) moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Tochigi Brex. Hokkaido L. at the other side dropped to the sixth position with nine games lost. They share it with Mitsubishi DD. Panasonic Trians will play against league's leader Toyota Alvark in Fuchu in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Hokkaido L. will play at home against Hitachi Sunrockers (#3) in Osaka and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Quite upsetting was Hokkaido L.'s (#5) home defeat in a game versus sixth ranked Panasonic Trians 97-83. Kenta Hirose fired 14 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Mamadou Diouf produced 21 points and 6 rebounds for lost side. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Panasonic Trians (6-8) moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Tochigi Brex. Loser Hokkaido L. dropped to the sixth position with nine games lost. They share it with Mitsubishi DD. Panasonic Trians will meet league's leader Toyota Alvark in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Hokkaido L. will play against Hitachi Sunrockers (#3) in Osaka and hope to secure a win.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Kariya. First ranked host Aishin Sea Horses (11-3) defeated their biggest opponent Toyota Alvark (11-3) 76-66. It ended at the same time the 11-game winning streak of Toyota Alvark. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Worth to mention a great performance of J.R. Sakuragi who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 29 points and 16 rebounds. Toyota Alvark's coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Defending champion maintains first place with 11-3 record which they share with defeated Toyota Alvark. Aishin Sea Horses' next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Toshiba Thunders (#8) in Kanagawa and are hoping to win another game. Toyota Alvark will play at home against Panasonic Trians (#4) in Osaka.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Osaka. Third ranked host Hitachi Sunrockers (10-4) defeated 4th placed Mitsubishi Dolphins (5-9) 56-48. It was a great evening for Christian Maraker who led his team to a victory scoring 14 points and 8 rebounds. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Hitachi Sunrockers maintains third place with 10-4 record behind leader Toyota Alvark. Loser Mitsubishi Dolphins dropped to the sixth position with nine games lost. Hitachi Sunrockers will face Hokkaido L. (#7) in Saporro in the next round. Mitsubishi Dolphins will play at home against Tochigi Brex and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 7: bottom-ranked Toshiba BT lost to Tochigi Brex on the opponent's court 74-87. Tochigi Brex managed to outperform Toshiba BT in a home game 78-64. Mitsubishi DD recorded a loss to Hitachi SR on the road 72-64.



Aishin SH - Toyota Alvark 58-86

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Aishin Sea Horses (11-3) in Kariya on Saturday night. Hosts were rolled over by Toyota Alvark (11-3) 86-58. 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 game without a history. Toyota Alvark led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Aishin Sea Horses' 26. It was a great evening for forward Takayuki Kumagai (190-85) who led his team to a victory scoring 12 points and 7 rebounds. International power forward Kosuke Takeuchi (206-85) helped adding 18 points (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field). Four Toyota Alvark players scored in double figures. At the losing side the former international power forward J.R. Sakuragi (206-76, college: UCLA) responded with 13 points and 8 rebounds and Jamaican center Kevin Young (206-84, college: Missouri) scored 7 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. Toyota Alvark have an impressive series of eleven victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Aishin SH. Toyota Alvark is looking forward to face Panasonic Trians (#4) in Osaka in the next round. Aishin Sea Horses will play on the road against Toshiba Thunders in Kanagawa and are hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Toyota Alvark: K.Takeuchi 18+3reb, P.Ricci 15+3reb+2ast, T.Kumagai 12+7reb+2ast, T.Ito 10+3reb+1ast, M.Takahashi 8+5reb+1ast, T.Shonaka 7+1reb+3ast
Aishin SH: J.Sakuragi 13+8reb, S.Asayama 11+3reb, S.Kitagawa 9+1reb+1ast, K.Takashima 7, K.Young 7+6reb+3ast, H.Ryoma 4+2reb+2ast
gschID: 137442


Aishin SH - Toyota Alvark 76-66

The game between Top Four teams took place in Kariya. First ranked host Aishin Sea Horses (11-3) defeated their biggest opponent Toyota Alvark (11-3) 76-66. It ended at the same time the 11-game winning streak of Toyota Alvark. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Toyota Alvark was ahead by 5 points at the halftime before a 44-29 second half run of Aishin Sea Horses. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international power forward J.R. Sakuragi (206-76, college: UCLA) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 29 points and 16 rebounds. American forward Anthony Richardson (201-83, college: Florida St., agency: TSS Management) contributed with 14 points, 5 rebounds and 4 blocks for the winners. International power forward Kosuke Takeuchi (206-85) answered with 15 points and 8 rebounds and the former international guard Yusuke Okada (185-84) added 17 points in the effort for Toyota Alvark. Toyota Alvark's coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Defending champion maintains first place with 11-3 record which they share with defeated Toyota Alvark. Aishin Sea Horses' next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Toshiba Thunders (#8) in Kanagawa and are hoping to win another game. Toyota Alvark will play at home against Panasonic Trians (#4) in Osaka.
Top scorers:
Aishin SH: J.Sakuragi 29+16reb+2ast, T.Furukawa 17+1reb, A.Richardson 14+5reb, K.Young 6+7reb, S.Asayama 5+3reb+2ast, H.Ryoma 5+1reb+3ast
Toyota Alvark: Y.Okada 17+2ast, K.Takeuchi 15+8reb, P.Ricci 11+2reb+2ast, J.Gibbs 8+4reb, K.Tanaka 6+3reb, T.Shonaka 6+1reb
gschID: 137443


Hokkaido L. - Panasonic T. 76-79

Very significant was Panasonic Trians' (#6) just 3-point road victory against 5th ranked Hokkaido L.. Hokkaido L. was ahead by 1 point after three quarters before a 23-19 charge of Panasonic Trians, which allowed them to win the game. It was an exceptional evening for international swingman Kosuke Kanamaru (193-89) who led the winners and scored 21 points and 5 rebounds. International guard Kenta Hirose (193-85) accounted for 19 points and 5 rebounds for the winning side. International guard Ryota Sakurai (194-83) came up with 13 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists and American forward Jai Lewis (201-83, college: George Mason, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement) added 16 points respectively for Hokkaido L. in the defeat. Five Hokkaido L. players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Panasonic Trians (6-8) moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Tochigi Brex. Hokkaido L. at the other side dropped to the sixth position with nine games lost. They share it with Mitsubishi DD. Panasonic Trians will play against league's leader Toyota Alvark in Fuchu in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Hokkaido L. will play at home against Hitachi Sunrockers (#3) in Osaka and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Panasonic T.: K.Kanamaru 21+5reb, K.Hirose 19+5reb+2ast, T.Onishi 13+2reb+1ast, C.O'Bannon 8+2reb+2ast, T.Hamada 6+3reb+1ast, H.Watanabe 5+4reb+7ast
Hokkaido L.: J.Lewis 16+4reb+3ast, R.Sakurai 13+5reb+7ast, T.Orimo 12+4reb+1ast, T.Klette 11+6reb+1ast, M.Diouf 10+10reb+1ast, D.Noguchi 7+2ast
gschID: 137437


Tochigi Brex - Toshiba BT 87-74

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 8th ranked Toshiba Thunders' (2-12) road loss to seventh ranked Tochigi Brex (6-8) 74-87 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 26-9 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Tochigi Brex made 17-of-20 free shots (85.0 percent) during the game. It was a great shooting night for Tochigi Brex especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 66.7 percentage. It was a great evening for American forward Ivan McFarlin (203-82, college: Oklahoma St.) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 13 rebounds. International guard Takuya Kawamura (193-86) helped adding 12 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. At the losing side American forward Chris Moss (204-80, college: W.Virginia) responded with 14 points and 5 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) and guard Yasuhiro Yamashita (187-86) scored 10 points and 7 assists. Five Tochigi Brex and four Toshiba Thunders players scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Tochigi Brex moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Panasonic T. Loser Toshiba Thunders stay at the bottom position with 12 games lost. Tochigi Brex will face Mitsubishi Dolphins (#6) in Nagoya in the next round. Toshiba Thunders will play at home against the league's second-placed Aishin Sea Horses in Kariya.
Top scorers:
Tochigi Brex: I.McFarlin 15+13reb+2ast, D.Yamada 14+2reb, T.Kawamura 12+6reb+4ast, R.Anzai 12+1reb+1ast, L.Rice 10+1reb, S.Ito 5+1reb+1ast
Toshiba BT: C.Moss 14+5reb+1ast, Y.Uda 10+3reb, Y.Yamashita 10+2reb+7ast, Y.Kuwahara 10+2reb, S.Merritt 8+7reb+1ast, S.Kikuchi 6+3reb
gschID: 137438


Tochigi Brex - Toshiba BT 78-64

The game between closely ranked teams ended with seventh ranked Tochigi Brex's (6-8) home victory over bottom-ranked Toshiba Thunders (2-12) 78-64 on Sunday. The game without a history. Tochigi Brex led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Toshiba Thunders' 22. It was a great evening for American forward Ivan McFarlin (203-82, college: Oklahoma St.) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 15 rebounds. International guard Takuya Kawamura (193-86) helped adding 20 points and 6 assists. At the losing side swingman Hajime Ono (190-79) responded with 15 points and American center Scott Merritt (208-82, college: Marquette) scored 8 points. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Tochigi Brex moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Panasonic T. Loser Toshiba Thunders stay at the bottom position with 12 games lost. Tochigi Brex will face Mitsubishi Dolphins (#6) in Nagoya in the next round. Toshiba Thunders will play at home against the league's second-placed Aishin Sea Horses in Kariya.
Top scorers:
Tochigi Brex: T.Kawamura 20+3reb+6ast, I.McFarlin 16+15reb+1ast, K.Takeda 11+3reb+1ast, D.Yamada 9+4reb+2ast, T.Yanagawa 6+2ast, S.Ito 5+5reb
Toshiba BT: H.Ono 15+1ast, C.Moss 9+2reb+2ast, S.Merritt 8+4reb+1ast, S.Kikuchi 7+4reb+1ast, T.Kurihara 7+3reb+1ast, Y.Kagami 5+4reb
gschID: 137439


Hitachi SR - Mitsubishi DD 56-48

The game between Top Four teams took place in Osaka. Third ranked host Hitachi Sunrockers (10-4) defeated 4th placed Mitsubishi Dolphins (5-9) 56-48. They outrebounded Mitsubishi Dolphins 41-28 including 26 on the defensive glass. It was a great evening for Swedish forward Christian Maraker (206-82, college: Pacific) who led his team to a victory scoring 14 points and 8 rebounds. International power forward Joji Takeuchi (206-85, agency: N.E.T.) helped adding 13 points and 6 rebounds. At the losing side American forward Ron Hale (203-77, college: Florida St.) responded with 10 points and 5 rebounds and the former international guard Kei Igarashi (180-80) scored 6 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Hitachi Sunrockers maintains third place with 10-4 record behind leader Toyota Alvark. Loser Mitsubishi Dolphins dropped to the sixth position with nine games lost. Hitachi Sunrockers will face Hokkaido L. (#7) in Saporro in the next round. Mitsubishi Dolphins will play at home against Tochigi Brex and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hitachi SR: C.Maraker 14+8reb, J.Takeuchi 13+6reb+1ast, T.Sakai 8+4reb, J.Smith 6+8reb+2ast, A.Inoue 4+2reb, F.Nishimura 3+2reb+1ast
Mitsubishi DD: B.Allen 10+4reb, R.Hale 10+5reb+3ast, J.Uzawa 9+7reb, K.Igarashi 6+5reb+6ast, Y.Ueta 5+2reb+1ast, W.Brown-Matsushima 4+1reb
gschID: 137440


Hitachi SR - Mitsubishi DD 72-64

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 4th placed Mitsubishi Dolphins' (5-9) road loss to third ranked Hitachi Sunrockers (10-4) 64-72 on Sunday. Mitsubishi Dolphins trailed by 12 points after 3 quarters before a 20-16 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 64-72 at the end of the game. It was a great evening for Swedish forward Christian Maraker (206-82, college: Pacific) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 13 rebounds. International power forward Joji Takeuchi (206-85, agency: N.E.T.) helped adding 11 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Four Hitachi Sunrockers players scored in double figures. At the losing side the former international guard Kei Igarashi (180-80) responded with 22 points and American forward Ron Hale (203-77, college: Florida St.) scored 12 points. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Hitachi Sunrockers maintains third place with 10-4 record behind leader Toyota Alvark. Loser Mitsubishi Dolphins dropped to the sixth position with nine games lost. Hitachi Sunrockers will face Hokkaido L. (#7) in Saporro in the next round. Mitsubishi Dolphins will play at home against Tochigi Brex and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hitachi SR: J.Smith 14+8reb, C.Maraker 12+13reb, T.Sakai 11+1reb+1ast, J.Takeuchi 11+7reb+5ast, T.Sato 9+3reb+3ast, J.Kano 5+1reb
Mitsubishi DD: K.Igarashi 22+3reb+1ast, R.Hale 12+3reb+2ast, Y.Ueta 10+3reb, Z.Abe 5, W.Brown-Matsushima 4+5reb+1ast, B.Allen 4+8reb+1ast
gschID: 137441


Hokkaido L. - Panasonic T. 83-97

Quite upsetting was Hokkaido L.'s (#5) home defeat in a game versus sixth ranked Panasonic Trians 97-83. The game was mostly controlled by Panasonic Trians. Hokkaido L. managed to win third quarter 27-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Panasonic Trians made 25-of-32 free shots (78.1 percent) during the game. International guard Kenta Hirose (193-85) fired 14 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Guard Hironori Watanabe (180-88) chipped in 23 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Senegalese swingman Mamadou Diouf (197-77, college: Delaware) produced 21 points and 6 rebounds and international guard Ryota Sakurai (194-83) added 14 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists respectively for lost side. Five Hokkaido L. players scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Panasonic Trians (6-8) moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Tochigi Brex. Loser Hokkaido L. dropped to the sixth position with nine games lost. They share it with Mitsubishi DD. Panasonic Trians will meet league's leader Toyota Alvark in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Hokkaido L. will play against Hitachi Sunrockers (#3) in Osaka and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Panasonic T.: H.Watanabe 23+3reb+1ast, K.Kanamaru 18+4reb, K.Hirose 14+9reb+4ast, T.Hamada 9+5reb, T.Onishi 9+2reb+2ast, C.O'Bannon 9+4reb+5ast
Hokkaido L.: M.Diouf 21+6reb, T.Klette 15+8reb, T.Orimo 14+2reb+1ast, R.Sakurai 14+5reb+5ast, J.Lewis 14+7reb+3ast, D.Noguchi 3+1ast
gschID: 137436




BJ League Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Kevin PALMER
  Fukuoka .
  (198-G/F-87)
  Avg: 24.2
 1. Palmer, Fukuoka24.2 
 2. White, Oita H.23.5 
 3. Parker, Shimane SM22.2 
 4. Flowers, Saitama21.5 
 5. Hargrow, Chiba J.21.2 
 6. Washington, Osaka20.9 
 7. Fitzgerald, Sendai19.2 
 8. Mims, Sendai 89ers19.1 
 9. Roberts, Shins.18.7 
 10. Kennedy, Iwate B.18.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Chris HOLM
  Niigata Albirex
  (212-C/F-84)
  Avg: 12.4
 1. Holm, Niigata Albi.12.4 
 2. Ocitti, Akita NH11.3 
 3. McFarland, Yokoham.10.5 
 4. Hughes, Shinshu BW10.3 
 5. Newton, Okinawa GK10.3 
 6. Staten, Chiba Jets10.2 
 7. Rickert, Kyoto H.9.9 
 8. Searcy, Toyama G.9.9 
 9. Dora, Miyazaki SS9.8 
 10. Roberts, Shins.9.8 
Assists Per Game
 Kenny SATTERFIELD
  Saitam.
  (188-PG-81)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Satterfield, Saita.7.1 
 2. Yamamoto, Shima.6.4 
 3. Gardener, Akita NH5.7 
 4. Takushi, Oita H.5.3 
 5. Dukes, Sendai 89e.5.2 
 6. Kabaya, Yokohama.4.8 
 7. Shimura, Sendai4.3 
 8. Shimizu, Miyazaki.4.2 
 9. Dixon, Hamamats.4.1 
 10. Dora, Miyazaki SS4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin PALMER
  Fukuoka .
  (198-G/F-87)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Palmer, Fukuoka3.3 
 2. Staten, Chiba Jets2.8 
 3. Parker, Shimane SM2.5 
 4. Arnold, Hamamats.2.4 
 5. Okosa, Okinawa GK2.2 
 6. Hamilton, Fukuok.2.1 
 7. Golson, Shimane SM2.0 
 8. Roberts, Shins.1.8 
 9. Sato, Niigata Albi.1.8 
 10. Lyons, Miyazaki1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Lawrence BLACKLEDGE
  Osaka E.
  (206-F-86)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Blackledge, Osaka3.5 
 2. Davis, Shimane SM3.3 
 3. McHenry, Okina.1.7 
 4. Ocitti, Akita NH1.7 
 5. Marshall, Osaka E.1.6 
 6. Singleton, Sendai1.6 
 7. Williams, Takamats.1.5 
 8. Flowers, Saitama1.5 
 9. Mims, Sendai 89ers1.4 
 10. McFarland, Yokoha.1.4 


David Palmer continue with Golden Kings Okinawa - by Eurobasket News
David Palmer (201-F-82, college: S.Utah) continue with Golden Kings Okinawa this season. In Nov.'10 he signed at Ryukyu Golden Kings Okinawa (Japan-BJ League, starting five) and after 35 games averaged high 14.5ppg, 5.1rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 48.0%, 3PT-2 (43.6%), FT: 82.6%.
For American player it will be already the 5th season in Japan. He became Japanese BJ League Regular Season Champion -06, 07, Japanese BJ League Champion -06, 07, Asia-Basket.com All-Japanese BJ League Sixth Man of the Year -06, Asia-Basket.com All-Japanese BJ League Honorable Mention -06, Japanese BJ League Western Division Regular Season Champion -10, 11, Japanese BJ League Western Division Champion -10, 11 and Japanese BJ League Finalist -10, 11.
Last season David Palmer recorded 28 points at the Quarter-Finals Round 1 when Okinawa GK overcame Shiga Lakestars 95-79. The game was mostly controlled by Okinawa GK. Shiga Lakestars managed to win third quarter 24-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Strangely Shiga Lakestars outrebounded Okinawa GK 50-37 including 19 on the offensive glass. They shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 52.2 percentage. American players dominated also this game. Forward David Palmer nailed 28 points and 7 rebounds for the winning side and swingman Carlos Dixon accounted for 23 points and 8 rebounds.



BJ League Round 13 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News
Seventh-ranked Oita Heat Devils (3-8) used its home court advantage to challenge first ranked Osaka Evessa (10-1) on Saturday. The visitors from Osaka managed to secure only eleven-point victory 94-83. However their fans expected much easier game. Worth to mention a great performance of Lynn Washington who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 29 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. Osaka Evessa's coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. They have an impressive series of eight victories in a row. Osaka Evessa maintains first place with 10-1 record. Oita Heat Devils lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the eighth position with eight games lost. Osaka Evessa will have a break next round. Oita Heat Devils will play again at home against the league's leader Osaka Evessa (#1).

Other games in round 13 were not that significant. Shiga L-Stars beat Okinawa GK on the road 84-79. Shimane SM lost to Fukuoka Rizing on its own court 88-95. Kyoto Hannar. managed to outperform Takamatsu FA in a road game 76-58. Saitama Bron. was rolled over Toyama Grouses at home 70-96. Miyazaki SS defeated Shinshu BW on the opponent's court 82-71. Chiba Jets beat Sendai 89ers in a home game 79-74. Hamamatsu P. won against Iwate Big Bulls on the road 83-74. Niigata Albirex unfortunately lost to Akita NH on its own court 75-92. Miyazaki SS managed to beat Shinshu BW in a road game 82-79. Chiba Jets was defeated by Sendai 89ers at home 70-84.
The most impressive performance of 13th round was 25 points and 18 rebounds by Dionisio Gomez Camargo of Shiga L-Stars.



Oita H.Devils - Osaka Evessa 83-94 OT

Seventh-ranked Oita Heat Devils (3-8) used its home court advantage to challenge first ranked Osaka Evessa (10-1) on Saturday. The visitors from Osaka managed to secure only eleven-point victory 94-83. However their fans expected much easier game. The guests trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 3-point lead at the halftime then Oita Heat Devils managed to tie the game at the end of regular time. However that was Osaka Evessa who were better in overtime eventually winning that period 18-7. Oita Heat Devils were plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Lynn Washington (200-78, college: Indiana) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 29 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. Guard Cohey Aoki (167-80) contributed with 17 points for the winners. Four Osaka Evessa players scored in double figures. Osaka Evessa's coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American guard Wendell White (198-84, college: UNLV) answered with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 12 rebounds and the other American import forward T.J. Cummings (205-81, college: UCLA) added 21 points and 13 rebounds in the effort for Oita Heat Devils. They have an impressive series of eight victories in a row. Osaka Evessa maintains first place with 10-1 record. Oita Heat Devils lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the eighth position with eight games lost. Osaka Evessa will have a break next round. Oita Heat Devils will play again at home against the league's leader Osaka Evessa (#1).
Top scorers:
Oita H.Devils: W.White 26+12reb+3ast, T.Cummings 21+13reb+1ast, M.Lottich 14+6reb+1ast, N.Takushi 8+4reb+7ast, Z.Atkinson 7+7reb+1ast, S.Umemiya 5+2reb
Osaka Evessa: L.Washington 29+10reb+5ast, C.Aoki 17+2reb+2ast, S.Takeda 16+4reb, W.Marshall 10+7reb+1ast, L.Blackledge 8+9reb+3ast, D.Tamura 5+1reb+2ast
gschID: 141949


Okinawa GK - Shiga L-Stars 79-84

There was a small surprise when fourth ranked Shiga L-Stars (7-4) beat on the road much higher ranked Okinawa GK (8-3) 84-79 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 8 points after first quarter, but they rallied back getting tie in the second period and winning the second half and won the game by 5 points. Shiga L-Stars forced 19 Okinawa GK turnovers. It was a very good performance for Panamanian forward Dionisio Gomez Camargo (203-80, college: Arkansas) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 25 points and 18 rebounds. American forward Ray Nixon (203-84, college: Wisconsin) contributed with 17 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Four Shiga L-Stars players scored in double figures. American center Jeff Newton (205-81, college: Indiana) answered with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds and guard Narito Namizato (175-89) added 19 points in the effort for Okinawa GK. Okinawa GK's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Shiga L-Stars moved-up to third place, which they share with Fukuoka Rizing. Okinawa GK at the other side keeps the second position with three games lost. Shiga L-Stars will have a break next round. Okinawa GK will play again at home against Shiga L-Stars and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Okinawa GK: N.Namizato 19+3reb+1ast, R.Okosa 15+6reb, J.Newton 15+11reb+1ast, A.McHenry 9+10reb+3ast, D.Larkai 7+8reb, N.Kosuge 4+1reb+1ast
Shiga L-Stars: D.Gomez Camargo 25+18reb+3ast, R.Nixon 17+6reb+2ast, Y.Okada 15+1reb+1ast, J.Peppers 13+7reb+2ast, T.Fujiwara 9+2reb+5ast, S.Ogawa 3+1reb+1ast
gschID: 141950


Shimane SM - Fukuoka Rizing 88-95

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both fifth ranked Fukuoka Rizing and 3rd placed Shimane Magic had identical 6-4 record. But Shimane Magic was not able to use a home court advantage and lost to the opponent from Fukuoka 95-88 on Saturday night. The guests trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 57-47 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Fukuoka Rizing forced 20 Shimane Magic turnovers. Shimane Magic was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. American players dominated the game. It was a very good performance for swingman Kevin Palmer (198-87, college: Texas A&M - C.C., agency: VVG Sports) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 29 points and 12 rebounds. Swingman Carlos Dixon (201-81, college: Virginia Tech) contributed with 22 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Forward Michael Parker (202-81, college: Evergreen St.) answered with 27 points and 9 rebounds and forward Reggie Golson (201-81, college: SE Missouri St., agency: Court Side) added 16 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Shimane Magic. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. The victory was the fifth consecutive win for Fukuoka Rizing. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Shiga L-Stars. Shimane Magic at the other side dropped to the fourth position with five games lost. Fukuoka Rizing will have a break next round. Shimane Magic will play again at home against Fukuoka Rizing (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Shimane SM: M.Parker 27+9reb+2ast, R.Golson 16+5reb+3ast, J.Davis 13+9reb+1ast, B.Puckett 11+4reb+1ast, M.Williams 8, T.Yokoo 7+2reb+1ast
Fukuoka Rizing: K.Palmer 29+12reb+3ast, C.Dixon 22+7reb+5ast, A.Takeno 15+2reb+4ast, G.Hamilton 13+14reb+2ast, M.Kano 8+3reb, G.Inman 6+3reb
gschID: 141947


Takamatsu FA - Kyoto Hannar. 58-76

Rather predictable result when sixth ranked Kyoto Hannar. (6-5) won against on the road bottom-ranked Takamatsu FA (0-11) 76-58 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Kyoto Hannar.. Takamatsu FA was better in second period 15-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Kyoto Hannar. forced 21 Takamatsu FA turnovers. It was a very good performance for American center Lance Allred (211-81, college: Weber St., agency: SportsTalent) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 21 points and 17 rebounds. His fellow American import forward Rick Rickert (211-83, college: Minnesota, agency: SportsTalent) contributed with 12 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Four Kyoto Hannar. players scored in double figures. Kyoto Hannar.'s coach Honoo Hamaguchi allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American power forward Paul Butorac (208-83, college: E.Washington) answered with 13 points and swingman Hiroyuki Kikuchi (192-83) added 8 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Takamatsu FA. Kyoto Hannar. moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Shimane SM and Hamamatsu P. Takamatsu FA lost their eleventh game in a row. They still closes the standings with 11 games lost. Kyoto Hannar. will have a break next round. Takamatsu FA will play again at home against Kyoto Hannar. (#5) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Takamatsu FA: P.Butorac 13+3reb+2ast, M.Nunnally 10+4reb, S.Takada 9+2reb+1ast, N.Williams 9+7reb, H.Kikuchi 8+7reb+2ast, M.Kita 5+3reb
Kyoto Hannar.: L.Allred 21+17reb+3ast, L.Cummard 13+5reb+3ast, R.Rickert 12+7reb+3ast, J.Boyette 10+4reb+1ast, T.Murakami 8+2reb+2ast, N.Nakamura 6+2reb
gschID: 141948


Saitama Bron. - Toyama Grouses 70-96

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both eighth ranked Toyama Grouses and 7th ranked Saitama Broncos had identical 4-6 record. But Saitama Broncos were not able to use a home court advantage and were outscored by the opponent from Toyama 96-70 on Saturday night. The guests trailed by 8 points after first quarter, but they stormed back and won the game by 26 points. Toyama Grouses dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to Saitama Broncos' 42. They outrebounded Saitama Broncos 44-32 including a 31-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. American players dominated the game. It was a very good performance for swingman Brian Harper (206-85, college: Paine, agency: Pro One Sports) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds. Power forward Devin Searcy (208-89, college: Dayton, agency: Pro One Sports) contributed with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Five Toyama Grouses players scored in double figures. Toyama Grouses' coach felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Forward John Flowers (200-89, college: W.Virginia, agency: KMG Sports Management) answered with 28 points and 7 rebounds and point guard Kenny Satterfield (188-81, college: Cincinnati) added 14 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists in the effort for Saitama Broncos. Toyama Grouses (5-6) moved-up to sixth place. Saitama Broncos at the other side dropped to the ninth position with seven games lost. Toyama Grouses will have a break next round. Saitama Broncos will play again at home against Toyama Grouses (#6).
Top scorers:
Saitama Bron.: J.Flowers 28+7reb+3ast, K.Satterfield 14+10reb+12ast, G.Hughes 9+10reb, Y.Arai 6+1ast, M.Haraguchi 5+1reb, Y.Kitamuki 3+1ast
Toyama Grouses: T.Mito 19+2reb+4ast, M.Joho 19+6reb+3ast, B.Harper 18+10reb+3ast, D.Searcy 18+10reb+2ast, H.Johnson 10+7reb+2ast, I.Brown 8+5reb+1ast
gschID: 141946


Shinshu BW - Miyazaki SS 71-82

There was a surprise result when eighth ranked Miyazaki Shining Suns (4-8) defeated 4th placed Shinshu BW (6-6) in Nagano 82-71 on Friday. The guests trailed by 4 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 6-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 82-71. Miyazaki Shining Suns looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. American players dominated the game. It was a very good performance for center Darryl Dora (206-85, college: Texas Tech) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 16 points, 16 rebounds and 5 assists. Swingman Dexter Lyons (198-81, college: Cent.Florida, agency: I.D.S. Law) contributed with 19 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Five Miyazaki Shining Suns players scored in double figures. Miyazaki Shining Suns' coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Power forward Lee Roberts (201-87, college: Findlay, OH) answered with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 11 rebounds and forward Tyler Hughes (213-84, college: Kansas St.) added 14 points and 11 rebounds in the effort for Shinshu BW. Miyazaki Shining Suns moved-up to seventh place. Shinshu BW at the other side dropped to the fifth position with six games lost. Miyazaki Shining Suns will have a break next round. Shinshu BW will play on the road against Yokohama BC (#8).
Top scorers:
Shinshu BW: L.Roberts 20+11reb+1ast, D.Raivio 17+1reb+5ast, T.Hughes 14+11reb, E.Morris 7+8reb, S.Yosuke 7+1ast, T.Saito 5+3ast
Miyazaki SS: D.Lyons 19+8reb+4ast, D.Dora 16+16reb+5ast, L.Witcher 12+4reb+2ast, T.Shimizu 10+2reb+4ast, I.Harris 10+3reb, T.Ito 7+1reb+1ast
gschID: 141941


Chiba Jets - Sendai 89ers 79-74

There was a minor upset when much higher ranked Sendai 89ers (8-4) lost on the road to fourth ranked Chiba Jets (7-5) 79-74 on Friday. Sendai 89ers were trailing by 1 point at halftime but managed to get 4-point lead after three quarters before a 29-20 charge of Chiba Jets, which allowed them to win the game. American players dominated the game. It was a very good performance for guard Maurice Hargrow (193-83, college: Minnesota) who helped to win the game recording 24 points and 9 rebounds. Guard Jamel Staten (198-83, college: Minn.St.-Mankato) contributed with 18 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Chiba Jets' coach Eric Gardow allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Forward Oneal Mims (208-83, college: Angelo St.) answered with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 14 rebounds and forward Johnny Dukes (203-84, college: San Bernardino CC) added 6 points, 12 rebounds and 7 assists in the effort for Sendai 89ers. Chiba Jets moved-up to third place. Sendai 89ers at the other side keep the second position with four games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Sendai 89ers: O.Mims 23+14reb+3ast, D.Fitzgerald 16+7reb+1ast, H.Kusaka 13+3reb+3ast, T.Shimura 7+1reb+4ast, J.Dukes 6+12reb+7ast, Y.Tachibana 4+3reb+3ast
Chiba Jets: M.Hargrow 24+9reb+3ast, J.Staten 18+9reb+2ast, G.Moliva 12+9reb, T.Kensuke 8+1reb+3ast, H.Sato 5, R.Itakura 5+4reb
gschID: 141942


Iwate Big Bulls - Hamamatsu P. 74-83

No shocking result in a game when fifth ranked Hamamatsu Phoenix (6-5) beat on the road 10th ranked Iwate Big Bulls (1-10) 83-74 on Saturday. Iwate Big Bulls trailed by 12 points at halftime and as many as 18 after three quarters before a 24-15 last quarter charge cut the deficit to 74-83 at the end of the game. Hamamatsu Phoenix looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. It was a very good performance for American guard Jermaine Dixon (191-87, college: Pittsburgh, agency: VVG Sports) who helped to win the game recording 18 points and 9 assists. His fellow American import forward Jeffrey Parmer (203-85, college: Florida Atlantic, agency: Dynamics Global Management) contributed with 17 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Hamamatsu Phoenix's coach Ryuji Kawai allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American power forward LaShawn Malloy (209-84, college: New Orleans) answered with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 15 rebounds and guard Makoto Sawaguchi (184-91) added 14 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Iwate Big Bulls. Four Iwate Big Bulls players scored in double figures. Defending champion moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Kyoto Hannar. and Shimane SM. Iwate Big Bulls lost their fifth game in a row. They keep the tenth position with ten games lost. Hamamatsu Phoenix will have a break next round. Iwate Big Bulls will play again at home against Hamamatsu Phoenix (#4) in Mikawa.
Top scorers:
Iwate Big Bulls: L.Malloy 19+15reb+2ast, T.Kennedy 16+3reb+2ast, M.Sawaguchi 14+6reb+1ast, Y.Yamamoto 11+2reb+3ast, S.Coleman 6+4reb+1ast, M.Smith 4+2reb
Hamamatsu P.: J.Dixon 18+2reb+9ast, J.Parmer 17+5reb, S.Nakanishi 11+1reb+3ast, %PlayerNameByLink% 9+3reb+1ast, L.Pomare 8+6reb+2ast, W.Arnold 6+3reb+2ast
gschID: 141943


Niigata Albirex - Akita NH 75-92

Very expected game when 6th ranked Niigata Albirex (4-5) lost at home to first ranked Akita Happinets (9-2) 92-75 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 4 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 5-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 92-75. Akita Happinets outrebounded Niigata Albirex 58-44 including a 45-31 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. It was a very good performance for American guard Michael Gardener (182-81, college: SE Louisiana) who helped to win the game recording 23 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Dutch-American power forward Stanley Ocitti (203-80, college: Binghamton) contributed with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Four Akita Happinets players scored in double figures. American power forward Chris Holm (212-84, college: Vermont) answered with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 18 rebounds and the other American import forward Erron Maxey (198-78, college: Providence) added 15 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Niigata Albirex. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The victory was the third consecutive win for Akita Happinets. They maintain first place with 9-2 record. Niigata Albirex at the other side dropped to the seventh position with five games lost. Akita Happinets will have a break next round. Niigata Albirex will play again at home against the league's leader Akita Happinets (#1).
Top scorers:
Niigata Albirex: E.Maxey 15+10reb+2ast, Y.Sato 15, C.Holm 12+18reb+1ast, Y.Ikeda 9+4reb+2ast, D.Gordon 8+6reb+6ast, S.Komatsu 6+2reb+4ast
Akita NH: M.Gardener 23+8reb+4ast, S.Ocitti 19+11reb+3ast, R.Woods 16+15reb+1ast, K.Shoji 11+5reb+1ast, M.Hasegawa 7+3reb+4ast, %PlayerNameByLink% 5+6reb+2ast
gschID: 141944


Shinshu BW - Miyazaki SS 79-82

There was a surprise result when eighth ranked Miyazaki Shining Suns (4-8) edged 4th placed Shinshu BW (6-6) in Nagano 82-79 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 1-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 82-79. American players dominated the game. It was a very good performance for swingman Dexter Lyons (198-81, college: Cent.Florida, agency: I.D.S. Law