EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 11/22/2011

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  ABA   


ABA Power Rankings - Week ending Nov.20 - by Gianni Pascucci
The American Basketball Association released its Power Rankings for the weekend ending November 20th. 'No change in the top two teams even though they have not played a game yet,' said Joe Newman , ABA CEO. 'Our scouts tell us that Jacksonville and Los Angeles are very strong so we'll keep them there until they begin their schedules. But, the rest of the league is shaping up and there are a lot of new teams in the top 24 as many more games are being played.

1. Jacksonville Giants
2. Los Angeles SLAM
3. Colorado Kings
4. Arizona Scorpions
5. San Diego Sol
6. Richmond Elite
7. Conway Cyclones
8. Memphis Bluff City Reign
9. North Dallas Vandals
10. Carolina Cougars
11. Gulf Coast Flash
12. Connecticut Topballerz
13. Milwaukee Blast
14. San Francisco Rumble
15. Nashville SOUL
16. South Carolina Warriors
17. Atlanta Experience
18. Jersey Express
19. Chicago Steam
20. Texas FUEL
21. Richmond Rockets
22. Central Valley Titans
23. Dallas Impact
24. Athens Razors

'There were at least six other teams that could well have been included in the rankings and it is likely we'll see them in the weeks to come. We have a very strong league, very good teams and we believe that the ranking will change a lot from weekend to week.' For more information, visit www.abalive.com



Jersey Express earn first win with exciting Home Opener - by Gianni Pascucci
The Jersey Express opened the 2011-12 ABA home season on Saturday, Nov. 19. with an exciting 98-94 win over Northeast Division rival the Staten Island Vipers. The Express, were led by Darnell Braswell (6'1''-G-88, college: DeSales) who scoredc 23 pts, Dexter Gray (6'7''-F-85, college: Iona), who added 20 pt, 11 rebs and 5 blks, and Zahir Carrington (6'7''-F, college: Lehigh), who scored 18 pts and grabbed 13 rebs. Sedale Walton (6'1''-G-85) chipped in 14 pts and 6 rbds. The Express are now 1-1 on this new season, and have 4 different players averaging double digit points, with Dexter and Zahir also averaging a double-double.
Next up for the Express was a visit to Nex York, to take on the NY Charters, on yesterday night, November 20th @ Manhattan Science High @ 8pm. The Charters are an expansion team in the Northeast, and feature several former AND1 players.


Titans defeat Aces in home opener - by Gianni Pascucci
The ABA Central Valley Titans defeated 105-101 the highly ranked Las Vegas Aces in their home opener, on Saturday, Nov.19. The Titans team is based out of Exeter, California and replaces the South Valley Fever in California NW Conference. Its 2011-12 season roster is the one down

Jonathan ALVAREZ G 6-0 Reedley JC '09
Craig ASH F 6-7 Fresno Pacific '10
Otis BLACK G/F 6-4 West Hills CC
AlexanderBLAIR F/C 6-8 Fresno State '08
Brian DUCKWORTH G 6-0 Lewis-Clark State '09
Stefan MUTAVDZIC G 5-10
AntonioODOM F 6-4 Texas Coll.'10
Brandon WEBSTER C 6-10 Fresno State '10




Cheetas roster is now available - by Gianni Pascucci
According with the officiat team website www.carolinacheetas.com, this down is the professional crew of the Carolina Trefour Cheetas that coach Tim Wells will lead in the 2011-12 ABA season

Terrence Jones F/C 6'7' 250 Livingstone College
Norm Carter F 6'5'' 205 Winston-Salem State University
Damien Goodman F 6'6' 205 UNC Pembroke University
Dupree Hall F 6'8' 190 East Mississippi JUCO
Kellen Brand G 6'1' 183 Appalachian State University
Landon Quick G 6'1' 185 High Point University
Ryan Scott G 6'2' 190 College of Charleston /Johnson C Smith University
Chris Woods F 6'6'' 230 Pfeiffer University
CJ Pigford F/C 6'7' 230 Elizabeth City State University
Jarret Johnson G 6'3' 190 Anderson University
Lansen Leach G 6'0' 188 Elizabeth City State University
Jeremy Clayton F/C 6'8' 230 Appalachian State University
Jason Thompson G/F 6'5' 205 Fayetteville State University / Old Dominion University
Richard Barbee Jr. G 6'2'' Belmont Abbey College


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


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  ARGENTINA   


Atenas Cordoba release Chris Hayes - by Eurobasket News
Atenas Cordoba parted ways with Christopher Hayes (206-F-87, college: Detroit Mercy). The forward joined the team back in October. He appeared in three Liga Sudamericana games. His stats read 13.7 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 1.0 assist per game. In LigaA Christopher Hayes tallied 8.6 points, 4.4 rebounds per appearance. Last season the forward started in Uruguay. He played for Atletico Colon. Christopher Hayes posted 23.3 points, 7.6 boards and 2.4 assists in LUB. In February the forward moved to Centro Juventud Sionista de Parana. The player delivered 17.1 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game in LigaA.

LigaA Round 2 of Second Stage - by Eurobasket News
Libertad Sunchales (#2) forced the game against Regatas Corrientes (#1) into an overtime, but lost by three points 77-80 on Sunday night. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Libertad Sunchales. The best player for the winners was Louis Roe (200-F-72, college: Massachusetts) who scored 20 points, 8 rebounds and 5 blocks. Regatas Corrientes maintains first position with 12-4 record. Libertad Sunchales at the other side keeps the second place with six games lost. Regatas Corrientes will face league's second-placed Wuber-Est.Bahia in Bahia Blanca in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Libertad Sunchales will play at home against Lanus in Buenos Aires and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last game of round 2 Sionista defeated Lanus in Parana 74-70. GECR Indalo beat Club 9 at home 96-83. Obras destroyed Boca Jrs on the opponent's court 102-58. Atenas lost to defending champion Penarol in a home game 59-75. San Mart.C. recorded a loss to Quilmes MP on the road 76-86.
The best stats of 2nd round was 22 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists by Facundo Campazzo of Penarol.


Lanus - Sionista 70-74

Everything could happen in Buenos Aires at the game between two tied teams. Both fourth ranked Sionista and one of their biggest challengers Lanus had identical 8-7 record. But Lanus was not able to use a home court advantage and was defeated by the opponent from Parana 74-70 on Sunday night. The guests trailed by 4 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 8-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 74-70. Sionista outrebounded Lanus 43-26 including a 27-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. Lanus was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was Puerto Rican guard Johwen Villegas (193-85, college: FIU) who scored 21 points and 6 rebounds. The former international swingman Matias Sandes (201-84) chipped in 8 points and 15 rebounds. American center Terrell Taylor (203-81, college: Virginia Tech, agency: Dream Team Management) produced 15 points and 5 rebounds and naturalized Italian swingman Adrian Boccia (196-82) added 12 points respectively for the hosts. Four Lanus players scored in double figures. Sionista maintains fourth position with 9-7 record which they share with defeated Lanus. Lanus at the other side keeps the fourth place with eight games lost. Sionista will face Boca Juniors (#5) in Buenos Aires in the next round. Lanus will play on the road against the league's second-placed Libertad Sunchales and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Sionista: J.Villegas 21+6reb+1ast, D.Hure 14+4reb, M.Sandes 8+15reb+2ast, J.Manuel Locatelli 8+2reb+1ast, E.Nelson 8+2reb+1ast, F.Ferrini 7+8reb+5ast
Lanus: T.Taylor 15+5reb, A.Boccia 12+4reb+1ast, B.Zanotti 12+1reb, J.Pablo Cantero 10+2reb+2ast, N.Laprovittola 9+1reb+1ast, D.Guaita 7+3reb
gschID: 141132


GECR Indalo - Club 9 96-83

The game between closely ranked teams ended with sixth ranked GECR Indalo's (7-9) home victory over 7th ranked Club 9 (4-12) 96-83 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by GECR Indalo. Club 9 was better in fourth quarter 29-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 35-of-44 free shots (79.5 percent) during the game. Club 9 was plagued by 31 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was the former international forward Roberto Gabini (198-75, agency: Interperformances) who scored 21 points. American forward Cedric McGowan (198-85, college: Cincinnati, agency: Court Side) chipped in 20 points and 5 rebounds. American power forward Jazwin Cowan (205-83, college: Hampton, agency: Dream Team Management) produced a double-double by scoring 24 points and 16 rebounds and forward Martin Melo (197-82) added 16 points and 4 steals respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. GECR Indalo moved-up to fifth place, which they share with La Union. Club 9 lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with 12 games lost. GECR Indalo will face San Martin Corrientes (#8) on the road in the next round. Club 9 will play against Atenas in Cordoba and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
GECR Indalo: R.Gabini 21+3reb+3ast, C.McGowan 20+5reb, T.Shannon 14+6reb, F.Funes 10+2reb, S.Scala 10+2reb+1ast, D.Romero 8+1ast
Club 9: J.Cowan 24+16reb, M.Melo 16+4reb+1ast, T.Frost 14+7reb, J.Ayarza 10+5reb, G.Luchino 9+2reb+5ast, E.Martina 7+1reb
gschID: 141133


Boca Jrs - Obras 58-102

Very expected game in Buenos Aires where 5th ranked Boca Juniors (8-8) was rolled over by first ranked Obras (13-3) 102-58 on Sunday. Obras dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Boca Juniors' 38 and made 17-of-20 free shots (85.0 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Boca Juniors 35-20 including a 30-12 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was international forward Pablo Espinoza (195-87) who scored 17 points and 9 rebounds (perfect from the field making all six shots). The former international guard Julio Mazzaro (190-79) chipped in 20 points. Five Obras players scored in double figures. The former international guard Maximiliano Stanic (178-78, agency: Players Group) produced 9 points and power forward Mariano Fierro (201-86) added 8 points 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. Obras have an impressive nine-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 13-3 record. Boca Juniors at the other side dropped to the fourth place with eight games lost. Obras will face Olimpico de La Banda (#6) at home in the next round where they are favorite. Boca Juniors will play against Sionista in Parana and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Obras: J.Mazzaro 20+3reb+2ast, P.Espinoza 17+9reb+1ast, J.Gutierrez 13+3reb+4ast, T.Smith 11+8reb+1ast, M.Osimani 10+2reb+3ast, A.Konsztatd 10+3reb+6ast
Boca Jrs: A.Diez 9+2reb+1ast, M.Stanic 9+3reb+3ast, W.Graves 8+2reb, M.Fierro 8+3reb+2ast, F.Martina 6+3reb+1ast, L.OBannon 6+1reb
gschID: 141129


Atenas - Penarol 59-75

Rather predictable result in Cordoba where third ranked Penarol (10-6) beat 7th ranked Atenas (5-11) 75-59 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by Penarol. Atenas was better in third quarter 21-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The best player for the winners was international forward Andres Nocioni (199-79) who had a double-double by scoring 24 points and 16 rebounds. Guard Facundo Campazzo (180-91) chipped in 22 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field). American forward Marcus Melvin (203-82, college: N.Carolina St., agency: Strategic Sports) produced a double-double by scoring 12 points and 13 rebounds and the former international guard Bruno Labaque (183-77, agency: Interperformances) added 7 points and 4 assists respectively for the hosts. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Defending champion moved-up to second place, which they share with Quimsa and Libertad S. Atenas lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with 11 games lost. Penarol will face La Union (#5) in Formosa in the next round. Atenas will play on the road against Club 9 in Rio Tercero and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Penarol: A.Nocioni 24+16reb+1ast, F.Campazzo 22+9reb+5ast, M.Leiva 10+5reb, L.Gutierrez 8+7reb+1ast, S.Safar 4+2reb+1ast, D.Roland 2+2reb+1ast
Atenas: M.Melvin 12+13reb+2ast, C.Hayes 9+2reb+1ast, M.Lescano 9+2reb+1ast, M.Garcia 7+3reb+1ast, J.Manuel Rivero 7+2reb, B.Labaque 7+3reb+4ast
gschID: 141130


Regatas C. - Libertad S. 80-77 OT

Libertad Sunchales (#2) forced the game against Regatas Corrientes (#1) into an overtime, but lost by three points 77-80 on Sunday night. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Libertad Sunchales. The hosts trailed by 7 points after three quarters before their 21-14 charge, which allowed them to tie the game at the end of regular time and get a 3-point victory in overtime. Libertad Sunchales was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American forward Louis Roe (200-72, college: Massachusetts) who scored 20 points, 8 rebounds and 5 blocks. The former international guard Paolo Quinteros (186-79) chipped in 14 points and 5 assists. American center Robert Battle (204-81, college: Drexel, agency: Dream Team Management) produced 15 points and 8 rebounds and his fellow American import forward Joshua Pittman (197-76, college: NC-Asheville, agency: Dream Team Management) added 16 points respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Regatas Corrientes maintains first position with 12-4 record. Libertad Sunchales at the other side keeps the second place with six games lost. Regatas Corrientes will face league's second-placed Wuber-Est.Bahia in Bahia Blanca in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Libertad Sunchales will play at home against Lanus in Buenos Aires and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Regatas C.: L.Roe 20+8reb+3ast, P.Quinteros 14+2reb+5ast, N.Romano 12+4reb+2ast, D.Cavaco 11+3reb, J.Martinez 9+1reb+4ast, D.Kante 8+5reb
Libertad S.: J.Pittman 16+4reb+3ast, R.Battle 15+8reb+1ast, J.Treise 14+3reb+5ast, J.Emiliano Fernandez 12+3reb, J.Bucknor 7+5reb+1ast, A.Alloatti 7+3reb+2ast
gschID: 141131


Quilmes MP - San Mart.C. 86-76

There was a minor upset in Mar del Plata where 8th ranked San Martin Corrientes (4-12) was defeated by eighth ranked Quilmes MP (3-13) 86-76 on Sunday. The hosts trailed by 8 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 10 points. Quilmes MP outrebounded San Martin Corrientes 39-19 including 16 on the offensive glass. The game was dominated by American players. The best player for the winners was swingman James Maye (201-81, college: NC-Greensboro) who scored 24 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Forward Louis Truscott (201-78, college: Houston, agency: Hart Sports Mngm) chipped in a double-double by scoring 18 points and 13 rebounds. Five Quilmes MP players scored in double figures. Guard Devon Beitzel (185-88, college: N.Colorado) produced 20 points and 4 steals and forward William McFarlan (201-76, college: St.Thomas Aquinas, agency: Dream Team Management) added 19 points and 5 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) respectively for the guests. Newly promoted Quilmes MP maintains eighth position with 3-13 record. San Martin Corrientes lost fifth consecutive game. San Martin Corrientes at the other side, also newcomer in the league, dropped to the seventh place with 12 games lost. Quilmes MP will face higher ranked Quimsa (#3) in Santiado Estero in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
Top scorers:
Quilmes MP: J.Maye 24+8reb+4ast, P.McHopson 21+2reb+4ast, L.Truscott 18+13reb+1ast, N.Ferreyra 13+1ast, A.Weigand 10+10reb, S.Rodriguez 0
San Mart.C.: D.Beitzel 20+4reb+1ast, W.McFarlan 19+5reb+1ast, H.Rollins 10+4reb, M.Maciel 8+2reb+1ast, F.Ramirez 8+1reb, A.Eslava 6+1reb
gschID: 141128




Facundo Campazzo claims LigaA weekly honour - by Eurobasket News
Talented former international guard Facundo Campazzo (180-G-91) had an amazing evening in the last round for Penarol and that's him to receive a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 2 (Second Stage).
The 20-year old guard had the game-high 22 points adding nine rebounds and five assists for Penarol in his team's victory, helping them to crush Atenas (#7, 5-11) with 16-point margin 75-59. Penarol maintains the 3rd position in LigaA. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier in Second Stage. Penarol will need more victories to improve their 10-6 record. Campazzo has many years of experience at Penarol, through which he has constantly improved. Campazzo has impressive league stats. He is league's best passer with 6.9apg. Campazzo is in league's top in and averages solid 2.1spg,50.9% FGP and 49.3% from behind 3-point line.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was another Penarol's star - 32-year old Italian forward Andres Nocioni (199-F-79). Nocioni impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 24 points and 16 rebounds. Of course together with Campazzo he helped Penarol with another comfortable win 75-59 over Atenas (5-11) being unquestionably team leader. The Second Stage is still at the very beginning and this victory may help a lot. Let's wait for the next round. Nocioni is a newcomer at Penarol and despite he is not a team leader yet, every game he becomes more reliable player. Hopefully performances like the last one will happen more often.

The third best performed player last round was American Jazwin Cowan (205-F/C-83, agency: Dream Team Management) of Club 9 (#-1). Cowan scored 24 points and grabbed sixteen rebounds (!!!). Despite Cowan's great performance Club 9 lost 83-96 to #-2 ranked GECR Indalo. But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates especially in such crucial game. Club 9 can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 4-12 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Cowan he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Cowan has a very solid season. In 14 games in Argentina he scored 11.3ppg. Cowan attended one of camps at Eurobasket Summer League on his way to pro basketball.

Other top performing players last week:
4. James Maye (201-G/F-81) of Quilmes MP - 24 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Pablo Espinoza (195-F-87) of Obras - 17 points and 9 rebounds
6. Louis Truscott (201-F-78) of Quilmes MP - 18 points and 13 rebounds
7. Louis Roe (200-F-72) of Regatas C. - 20 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Phillip McHopson (188-G-87) of Quilmes MP - 21 points, 2 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Matias Sandes (201-F/G-84) of Sionista - 8 points, 15 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Roberto Gabini (198-F-75) of GECR Indalo - 21 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists

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


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


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


Stats Leaders - LigaA
Points Per Game
 Joe SMITH
  La Union
  (193-G-77)
  Avg: 20.5
 1. Smith, La Union20.5 
 2. McHopson, Quilm.18.6 
 3. Meyinsse, Wuber-.18.5 
 4. Villegas, Sionista17.4 
 5. Gutierrez, Obras17.1 
 6. Quinteros, Regat.16.4 
 7. Roe, Regatas C.16.3 
 8. OBannon, Boca Jrs15.9 
 9. Mikulas, La Union15.9 
 10. Mojica, Wuber-Es.15.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Matias SANDES
  Sionista
  (201-F/G-84)
  Avg: 9.8
 1. Sandes, Sionista9.8 
 2. Garces, Atenas9.4 
 3. Lloreda, Olimpico.9.3 
 4. Gutierrez, Obras8.5 
 5. Battle, Libertad S.8.5 
 6. Mikulas, La Union8.3 
 7. Truscott, Quilm.7.9 
 8. McFarlan, San M.7.5 
 9. Meyinsse, Wuber-.7.4 
 10. Cowan, Club 97.3 
Assists Per Game
 Facundo CAMPAZZO
  Penarol
  (180-G-91)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Campazzo, Penarol6.8 
 2. Sanchez, Wuber-.6.7 
 3. Cequeira, Sionista6.1 
 4. Stanic, Boca Jrs5.9 
 5. Martinez, Regat.5.6 
 6. Sucatzky, Atenas4.8 
 7. Victoriano, San M.4.2 
 8. Smith, La Union3.8 
 9. McHopson, Quilm.3.5 
 10. Osimani, Obras3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Phillip MCHOPSON
  Quilm.
  (188-G-87)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. McHopson, Quilm.2.3 
 2. Campazzo, Penarol2.1 
 3. Gerbaudo, Club 91.8 
 4. Lescano, Atenas1.8 
 5. Ibarra, Olimpico.1.7 
 6. Quinteros, Regat.1.7 
 7. Sanchez, Wuber-.1.6 
 8. Funes, GECR I.1.6 
 9. Aguirre, Quimsa1.6 
 10. Mojica, Wuber-Es.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Josimar AYARZA
  Club 9
  (205-F-87)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Ayarza, Club 91.3 
 2. Roe, Regatas C.1.3 
 3. Battle, Libertad S.1.1 
 4. Williams, Quimsa0.9 
 5. Garces, Atenas0.9 
 6. Rollins, San M.0.9 
 7. Sanchez, Wuber-.0.9 
 8. Meyinsse, Wuber-.0.8 
 9. Tintorelli, Quimsa0.7 
 10. Johnson, Libertad.0.7 


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  AUSTRALIA   


Patty Mills Leaves Melbourne Tigers For Xinjiang Tigers - by Ian Moss
The Melbourne Tigers Basketball Club has released star point guard Patrick Mills (183-PG-88, college: St.Mary's, CA) from his NBL playing contract effective immediately, allowing him to sign with Chinese club Xinjiang Gyang Hui Flying Tigers.

The news comes after Mills last night put in his best performance in the NBL, an exhilarating 32 point offensive showcase against the Adelaide 36ers.

Mills impact on the NBL has been immense with the Tigers seeing increased crowds and a complete turnaround in on court form from last season. Mills has played in all 9 games for the Tigers during the 2011/12 iiNet NBL Championship averaging 18.6 points (equal 1st in league) and 5 assists (4th in league) per game, leading the Tigers to a 6-3 record and top place on the ladder.

The Tigers have granted Mills permission to be released highlighting its club stance to support players who are able to further their careers internationally.

Tigers CEO Seamus McPeake explained that the Tigers policy is not to hold players back.

'It was a similar situation with David Barlow and Mark Bradtke. They received very lucrative offers overseas and it was in their best interests to pursue the opportunity. Patty has received a great offer and being an Olympic year we will always do what is best for him.'

'Patty has been great both on and off the court in his time here and despite the fact that it is disappointing to see him depart hopefully we will see him back in the future,' McPeake added.

Given the fact that the Tigers recruited Mills knowing the current NBA lockout may end and he may return to the US at any stage during the season the club is well prepared for the loss of Mills mid season. The contingency plans for Mills departure have already been implemented and the search for the most appropriate replacement player to join the squad has begun, however, a final decision will not be rushed into.

The Melbourne Tigers take on the Sydney Kings at The Cage this Friday night (7.30pm tipoff) in game 3 of the Capital City Clash. Tickets are on sale now, visit www.tigers.com.au for further information.

Basketball Australia released the following statement from Chief Executive Officer Larry Sengstock on todays announcement by the Melbourne Tigers that Patrick Mills had been released from his playing contract to pursue a playing opportunity in China with the Xinjiang Gyang Hui Flying Tigers Guanghui Flying Tigers.

'Having a player of the calibre of Patrick Mills play in the iiNet NBL Championship, even just for a month, has been invaluable for the competition,' said Sengstock. 'He has helped us expose the NBL to a whole new fan base and we thank him for all his tireless efforts to promote the league.'

'He has been presented with a terrific professional opportunity in China, one which his stint in the NBL had helped secure by allowing him to continue to develop his game despite the NBA lockout. That speaks volumes for the quality of the NBL and we know he will continue to be an outstanding ambassador for our sport.'

Article courtesy: www.nbl.com.au


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  AUSTRIA   


A Bundesliga Round 9 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News
There was no lack of interesting games this round. The round ended with favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The most shocking disappointment of round 9 in the A Bundesliga was a home defeat of 7th ranked BC Vienna (3-5) to eighth ranked Kapfenberg Bulls (4-4) 90-83. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But BC Vienna won third quarter 29-17. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Kapfenberg Bulls made 24-of-30 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. 25 personal fouls committed by BC Vienna helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American guard Jeremy Fears (196-85, college: Bradley) stepped up and scored 29 points, 6 assists and 5 steals for the winners and the former international guard Deteri Mayes (189-74, college: Murray St., agency: Court Side) chipped in 30 points and 5 rebounds. The best for the losing side was Montenegrin forward Zarko Rakocevic (204-84) with a double-double by scoring 17 points, 15 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 blocks. Kapfenberg Bulls moved-up to sixth place, which they share with UBSC Graz. BC Vienna at the other side dropped to the eighth position with five games lost. They share it with Furstenfeld. Kapfenberg Bulls is looking forward to face UBSC Graz (#7) at home in the next round. BC Vienna will play against the league's second-placed Xion Dukes in Klosterneuburg and is hoping to win this game.
Important game to mention about took place in Gussing. Fifth ranked Gussing Knights (5-3) saved a 3-point victory at home edging second-best Xion Dukes (6-2) 79-76 on Sunday evening. Naturalized Serbian power forward Aleksandar Djuric (210-82) nailed 23 points for the winning side and Carleton Scott accounted for 13 points and 7 rebounds. International guard Moritz Lanegger (188-90, agency: Interperformances) came up with 19 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for Xion Dukes in the defeat. Gussing Knights maintains fifth place with 5-3 record. Xion Dukes at the other side keep the second position with two games lost. They share it with Oberwart. Gussing Knights will play against league's leader Gmunden Swans in Gmunden in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Xion Dukes will play at home against BC Vienna in Wien and hope to get back on the winning track.
A very close game took place in Kapfenberg between Raiffeisen Wels and Kapfenberg Bulls. Fourth ranked Raiffeisen Wels (6-3) got a very close victory on the road over 8th ranked Kapfenberg Bulls (4-4). Raiffeisen Wels managed to escape with a 1-point win 81-80 on Wednesday evening. The best player for the winners was Todd Brown who scored 21 points and 5 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was Larry Gordon who recorded 20 points and 6 rebounds. Raiffeisen Wels have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain fourth place with 6-3 record. Loser Kapfenberg Bulls dropped to the sixth position with four games lost. They share it with UBSC Graz. Raiffeisen Wels will meet at home higher ranked Oberwart Gunners (#3) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Kapfenberg Bulls will play against UBSC Graz and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
A Bundesliga top team - Gmunden Swans (7-1) managed to deliver another win. This time they beat tenth ranked Arkadia Lions (1-8) in Traiskirchen 88-75. It was a good game for Morris Curry who led his team to a victory with 16 points, 9 assists and 4 steals. Gmunden Swans have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. They maintain first place with 7-1 record. Arkadia Lions lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the tenth position with eight games lost. Gmunden Swans' next round opponent will be Gussing Knights (#5) at home.
Bottom-ranked St.Polten (0-8) is still winless. This time they lost on the road their eighth consecutive match to eighth ranked UBSC Graz (4-4) 83-65 on Saturday evening. Milan Stegnjaic stepped up and scored 23 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. UBSC Graz moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Kapfenberg. St.Polten lost their eighth game in a row. They still closes the standings with eight games lost. UBSC Graz will face Kapfenberg Bulls (#6) on the road in the next round. St.Polten will play against Furstenfeld Panthers (#8) and hopes to get finally their first victory.

In the last game of round 9 Wels lost to Furstenfeld on the opponent's court 69-70.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 25 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists by Anthony Shavies of Furstenfeld.



UBSC Graz - St.Polten 83-65

Bottom-ranked St.Polten (0-8) is still winless. This time they lost on the road their eighth consecutive match to eighth ranked UBSC Graz (4-4) 83-65 on Saturday evening. The hosts trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 47-25 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. UBSC Graz looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists comparing to just 8 passes made by St.Polten's players. Croatian power forward Milan Stegnjaic (203-82) stepped up and scored 23 points and 8 rebounds for the winners and Slovenian swingman Samo Grum (193-79) chipped in 14 points and 7 assists. Four UBSC Graz players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was swingman Florian Trmal (193-89) with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 12 rebounds and guard Daniel Friedrich (180-92) scored 16 points and 5 assists. UBSC Graz moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Kapfenberg. St.Polten lost their eighth game in a row. They still closes the standings with eight games lost. UBSC Graz will face Kapfenberg Bulls (#6) on the road in the next round. St.Polten will play against Furstenfeld Panthers (#8) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
UBSC Graz: M.Stegnjaic 23+8reb+2ast, S.Grum 14+3reb+7ast, C.Knor 13+2reb, M.Moric 13+6reb+3ast, T.Ambrose 11+3reb+1ast, S.Schaal 6+3reb+8ast
St.Polten: F.Trmal 20+12reb, D.Friedrich 16+3reb+5ast, I.Bakovic 11+6reb+1ast, I.Kuprijanov 9+3reb+2ast, A.Worenz 5+3reb, T.Blazan 2+2reb
gschID: 137120


Gussing - Klosterneub. 79-76

Important game to mention about took place in Gussing. Fifth ranked Gussing Knights (5-3) saved a 3-point victory at home edging second-best Xion Dukes (6-2) 79-76 on Sunday evening. Xion Dukes were tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. Naturalized Serbian power forward Aleksandar Djuric (210-82) nailed 23 points for the winning side and American forward Carleton Scott (200-88, college: Notre Dame) accounted for 13 points and 7 rebounds. International guard Moritz Lanegger (188-90, agency: Interperformances) came up with 19 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists and Bosnian power forward Ramiz Suljanovic (206-79) added 16 points and 10 rebounds (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) respectively for Xion Dukes in the defeat. Four Xion Dukes players scored in double figures. Gussing Knights maintains fifth place with 5-3 record. Xion Dukes at the other side keep the second position with two games lost. They share it with Oberwart. Gussing Knights will play against league's leader Gmunden Swans in Gmunden in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Xion Dukes will play at home against BC Vienna in Wien and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Gussing: A.Djuric 23+2reb+1ast, C.Scott 13+7reb, E.Kadic 12+3reb, M.Klepeisz 9+6ast, P.Horvath 7+2ast, T.Klepeisz 7+4reb+3ast
Klosterneub.: M.Lanegger 19+5reb+5ast, R.Suljanovic 16+10reb+1ast, C.Bobb 15+8reb, J.Chappell 13+7reb+2ast, C.Nagler 9, D.Zeleznik 2+1reb+1ast
gschID: 137119


Furstenfeld - Wels 70-69

There was an upset when 4th placed Raiffeisen Wels (6-3) were edged on the road by ninth ranked Furstenfeld Panthers (3-5) 70-69 on Monday. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 24-17. But Raiffeisen Wels won second period 18-13. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Furstenfeld Panthers won last quarter 21-21. They made 18-of-21 free shots (85.7 percent) during the game. Furstenfeld Panthers forced 20 Raiffeisen Wels turnovers. Americans were the main players on the court. Guard Anthony Shavies (191-83, college: Missouri St., agency: Interperformances) stepped up and scored 25 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line) for the winners and power forward Gary Ware (206-83, college: Purdue, agency: TSS Management) chipped in 19 points and 9 rebounds. Furstenfeld Panthers' coach Gerald Vogler used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. The best for the losing side was center Joe Werner (201-84, college: Wisc.-La Cros.) with 9 points and 13 rebounds and guard Todd Brown (196-87, college: Wright St., agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement) scored 12 points. Furstenfeld Panthers moved-up to eighth place, which they share with BC Vienna. Loser Raiffeisen Wels keep the fourth position with three games lost. Furstenfeld Panthers will face bottom-ranked St.Polten (#11) on the road in the next round. Raiffeisen Wels will play against Oberwart Gunners (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Furstenfeld: A.Shavies 25+5reb+7ast, G.Ware 19+9reb, B.Matthews 10+6reb, L.O'Neal 9+2reb+3ast, J.Robinson 3+3reb, P.Radakovics 2
Wels: T.Brown 12+1reb, R.Vieider 12+1reb, Q.Pryor 11+1reb+1ast, J.Werner 9+13reb, M.Kohlmaier 8+3reb+1ast, D.Lamesic 7+2reb+4ast
gschID: 137116


Arkadia - Gmunden 75-88

A Bundesliga top team - Gmunden Swans (7-1) managed to deliver another win. This time they beat tenth ranked Arkadia Lions (1-8) in Traiskirchen 88-75. The game was mostly controlled by Gmunden Swans. Arkadia Lions was better in third quarter 21-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Gmunden Swans shot the lights out from three nailing 16 long-distance shots on high 59.3 percentage. It was a good game for American guard Morris Curry (178-87, college: Providence) who led his team to a victory with 16 points, 9 assists and 4 steals. His fellow American import forward Dan Oppland (203-84, college: Valparaiso, agency: SportsTalent) contributed with 14 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Serbian forward Djordje Drenovac (203-92, agency: Interperformances) answered with 19 points and American forward Tiras Wade (200-81, college: La-Lafayette, agency: Interperformances) added 17 points in the effort for Arkadia Lions. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Gmunden Swans have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. They maintain first place with 7-1 record. Arkadia Lions lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the tenth position with eight games lost. Gmunden Swans' next round opponent will be Gussing Knights (#5) at home.
Top scorers:
Gmunden: M.Curry 16+3reb+9ast, E.Murati 16+1reb+1ast, D.Oppland 14+5reb+1ast, R.Poiger 13+3reb+2ast, R.Arnold 11+1reb+2ast, M.Mayer 8+5reb+1ast
Arkadia: D.Drenovac 19+4reb+2ast, T.Wade 17+2reb+3ast, R.Spasojevic 13+3reb, P.Skurdauskas 11+6reb, B.Danek 11+2reb+8ast, J.Blazevic 4+1reb
gschID: 137117


BC Vienna - Kapfenberg 83-90

The most shocking disappointment of round 9 in the A Bundesliga was a home defeat of 7th ranked BC Vienna (3-5) to eighth ranked Kapfenberg Bulls (4-4) 90-83. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But BC Vienna won third quarter 29-17. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Kapfenberg Bulls made 24-of-30 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. 25 personal fouls committed by BC Vienna helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American guard Jeremy Fears (196-85, college: Bradley) stepped up and scored 29 points, 6 assists and 5 steals for the winners and the former international guard Deteri Mayes (189-74, college: Murray St., agency: Court Side) chipped in 30 points and 5 rebounds. The best for the losing side was Montenegrin forward Zarko Rakocevic (204-84) with a double-double by scoring 17 points, 15 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 blocks and the former international guard Stjepan Stazic (199-78, agency: World Sport Agency) scored 28 points and 5 rebounds. Kapfenberg Bulls moved-up to sixth place, which they share with UBSC Graz. BC Vienna at the other side dropped to the eighth position with five games lost. They share it with Furstenfeld. Kapfenberg Bulls is looking forward to face UBSC Graz (#7) at home in the next round. BC Vienna will play against the league's second-placed Xion Dukes in Klosterneuburg and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Kapfenberg: D.Mayes 30+5reb+1ast, J.Fears 29+3reb+6ast, L.Gordon 12+4reb, D.Nelson 7+4reb, T.Schreiner 6+2reb+4ast, S.Knabl 4+5reb
BC Vienna: S.Stazic 28+5reb+3ast, M.Ahmetbasic 18+4reb+3ast, Z.Rakocevic 17+15reb+4ast, T.Gaspar 8+2reb, J.Francois 7+8reb+1ast, M.Djurovic 3
gschID: 137118


Round 3
Kapfenberg - Wels 80-81

A very close game took place in Kapfenberg between Raiffeisen Wels and Kapfenberg Bulls. Fourth ranked Raiffeisen Wels (6-3) got a very close victory on the road over 8th ranked Kapfenberg Bulls (4-4). Raiffeisen Wels managed to escape with a 1-point win 81-80 on Wednesday evening. The guests trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 13-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 81-80. The best player for the winners was American guard Todd Brown (196-87, college: Wright St., agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement) who scored 21 points and 5 rebounds. His fellow American import center Joe Werner (201-84, college: Wisc.-La Cros.) chipped in a double-double by scoring 11 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Larry Gordon (196-87, college: Cal Poly Pomona, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement) who recorded 20 points and 6 rebounds and the former international guard Thomas Schreiner (195-87, agency: Dynamics Global Management) added 16 points and 7 assists respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Raiffeisen Wels have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain fourth place with 6-3 record. Loser Kapfenberg Bulls dropped to the sixth position with four games lost. They share it with UBSC Graz. Raiffeisen Wels will meet at home higher ranked Oberwart Gunners (#3) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Kapfenberg Bulls will play against UBSC Graz and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Wels: T.Brown 21+5reb+2ast, Q.Pryor 20+2reb+3ast, A.Farokhmanesh 13+2reb+1ast, J.Werner 11+10reb+6ast, D.Lamesic 7+3reb, M.Kohlmaier 6+1reb
Kapfenberg: L.Gordon 20+6reb, D.Mayes 17, T.Schreiner 16+2reb+7ast, J.Fears 11+3reb+5ast, D.Nelson 8+6reb+3ast, S.Knabl 6+1reb+1ast
gschID: 153451




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


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Stjepan STAZIC
  BC Vienna
  (199-G-78)
  Avg: 27.8
 1. Stazic, BC Vienna27.8 
 2. Wade, Arkadia24.4 
 3. Reed, Oberwart24.1 
 4. Booker, St.Polten23.0 
 5. Djuric, Gussing20.9 
 6. Curry, Gmunden18.8 
 7. Brown, Wels18.3 
 8. Shaw, Oberwart17.5 
 9. Bobb, Klosterneub.17.3 
 10. Rakocevic, BC Vi.17.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Zarko RAKOCEVIC
  BC Vi.
  (204-F-84)
  Avg: 11.7
 1. Rakocevic, BC Vi.11.7 
 2. Reed, Oberwart8.8 
 3. Skurdauskas, Arkad.8.1 
 4. Oppland, Gmunden8.0 
 5. Werner, Wels7.9 
 6. Suljanovic, Kloste.7.3 
 7. Heard, Gussing7.3 
 8. Bakovic, St.Polten7.0 
 9. Matthews, Fursten.6.6 
 10. Shaw, Oberwart6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Jeremy FEARS
  Kapfenberg
  (196-G-85)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Fears, Kapfenberg5.9 
 2. Shavies, Furstenf.5.8 
 3. Danek, Arkadia5.4 
 4. Lanegger, Klostern.5.1 
 5. Stazic, BC Vienna5.0 
 6. Schreiner, Kapfe.4.6 
 7. Rakocevic, BC Vi.4.1 
 8. Curry, Gmunden4.0 
 9. Klepeisz, Gussing3.9 
 10. Farokhmanesh, We.3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Jeremy FEARS
  Kapfenberg
  (196-G-85)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Fears, Kapfenberg2.6 
 2. Shavies, Furstenf.2.4 
 3. Pryor, Wels2.4 
 4. Brown, Wels2.3 
 5. Schreiner, Kapfe.1.8 
 6. Curry, Gmunden1.8 
 7. Wade, Arkadia1.5 
 8. Koch, Gussing1.5 
 9. Matthews, Fursten.1.4 
 10. Bobb, Klosterneub.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Zarko RAKOCEVIC
  BC Vi.
  (204-F-84)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Rakocevic, BC Vi.3.4 
 2. Ware, Furstenfeld1.4 
 3. Skurdauskas, Arkad.0.9 
 4. Brown, Wels0.9 
 5. Francois, BC Vienna0.9 
 6. Greimeister, Klost.0.8 
 7. Shaw, Oberwart0.8 
 8. Ahmetbasic, BC Vi.0.7 
 9. Werner, Wels0.6 
 10. Pryor, Wels0.6 


Traiskirchen Lions and Tiras Wade part ways - by Stefan Prager
The Traiskirchen Lions announced that they've parted ways with topscorer Tiras Wade (200-F-81, agency: Interperformances, college: La-Lafayette). Wade transfers to Malaysia with immediate effect. He accepted an offer by the KL Dragons of the ASEAN league. Wade appeared in 8 games for the Lions averaging 24.4 ppg along with 4.8 rpg while shooting 54.4% from the field. Behind Stjepan Stazic he was the second leading scorer of the Austrian ABL. His strong performance couldn't avoid the Lions slump winning just one out of eight. Traiskirchen places 10th out of 11 teams right now and is in desperate need of a replacement for Wade. Rumours say it could be one the their two practice players Fabricio Vay (206-F-86, agency: Interperformances) (who was last seasons ABL MVP) or shooting guard Adam Leonard (185-PG-87, agency: Interperformances, college: Missouri St.) who was replaced by the Lions with forward Djordje Drenovac earlier in the season.

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Minsk-2006 suffered the sixth straight loss in VTB - by Eurobasket News
VTB League
Minsk-2006- Lokomotiv 83:89


Minsk-2006 suffered the sixth straight loss in VTB League. Bottom-ranked Belarusian team tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 89-83 loss to Russian Lokomotiv in Minsk. Worth to mention a great performance of American-FYR Macedonian forward Jeremiah Massey (202-F-82, college: Kansas St.) who helped to win the game recording 13 points and 9 rebounds. Maxim Grigoryev (195-G-90) contributed with 14 points for the winners. Lokomotiv's coach Bozidar Maljkovic allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games.
Aliaksandr Kudrautsau (190-G-80) replied with 23 points and American point guard Courtney Eldridge (176-PG-80, agency: Alti Sport, college: NC-Greensboro) added 10 points and 12 assists in the effort for Minsk-2006. Justin Hawkins (201-F-85, agency: I.D.S. Law, college: N.Mexico St.) netted 15, while DeVon Hardin (211-C-86) posted 14.
Defending Belarusian champion Minsk-2006 still closes the standings with six games lost. Lokomotiv will play against Enisey Krasnoyarsk (#7) on the road in the next round.

Minsk-2006: Aliaksandr Kudrautsau 23, Justin Hawkins 15, DeVon Hardin 14
Lokomotiv: Lionel Chalmers (184-G-80, college: Xavier) 19, Maxim Grigoryev 14, Jeremiah Massey 13



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


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Standings - BIH League
D1 Standings
 1. Igokea 7-1 
 2. Bosna 6-0 
 3. Capljina 6-2 
 4. Mladost 5-3 
 5. Leotar 4-3 
 6. Varda HE 4-3 
 7. Zrinjski HT 4-4 
 8. Borac Nektar 3-3 
 9. Hercegovac 3-4 
 10. Servitium 2-5 
 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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NBB tips off with three games - by Eurobasket News
NBB new season tipped off in Brazil. Unitri/Unierso, Flamengo and Pinheiros/Sky claimed wins.
Unitri/Universo overcame Araraquara 102:69 at home court. Universo were up by just 7 points at halftime 44:37. But the hosts increased the tempo in the third term and posted a comfortable 24-point lead with one quarter remaining. Unitri/Universo never looked back cruising to the victory at the end. Evandro Soro (190-G-80) posted 18 points, while Robert Day (197-F-82, agency: 011 Sports, college: W.Oregon) and Luis Felipe Gruber (205-F-85) added 17 points each for the winners. Deivisson Costa (211-C-80) answered with 19 points for Araraquara.
Flamengo held off Paulistano 88:78 before the home crowd. Leandrinho Barbosa (190-PG-82) shone with 26 points for his new team. David Jackson (196-G-82, college: Penn St.) contributed 20 points in the win. Paulistano led by 6 points after ten minutes 21:15 but Flamengo unloaded 59 points in the second half to seal the victory. Renato Carbonari (204-F/C-87) accounted for 22 points in the losing effort.
Newly crowned Paulista League champions Pinheiros/Sky opened their season with a convincing road win over Tijuca 104:71. Marquinhos Vieira (207-F-84) and Shamell Stallworth (196-SG-80, agency: Interperformances, college: USF) finished with 24 points each to pace the visitors. Olivinha Rodriguez (202-F-83) added 14 points in the win. Tijuca responded with 15 points from Case Santos (203-C/F-77).


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Norville Carey Takes Another Step Towards NBA Dream - by David Edole
BVI Platinum News
Published: November 21, 2011 8:07 am AST

At the age of 13, Norville Carey never thought about taking up basketball or if it would get him ahead academically. He picked up the sport at the age of 14, never knowing where the game would take him.

On November 9, Carey, now 18, accepted a full basketball scholarship from Division 1 School, Morehead State University in Kentucky where he will play for the Eagles and an opportunity to keep his dream of playing professionally in the NBA alive.

The signing came as no surprise since Carey was a dominant player in high school at the Red Lion Christian Academy in Delaware. He is credited with taking his high school team to their first ever state championship.

He averaged over 20 points per game and in excess of 15 rebounds and 8 block shots per game.

Carey has a recruiting profile on ESPN and is ranked third among high school players in the state of Delaware.

'I'm going to Morehead State University because it's a Division 1 school with many opportunities. They also offer what I want to major in which is Premed. I also like the coaches because they look out for you on and off the court...Off the court they are the best people to be around and on the court they are like your worst nightmares. I like that because there is a time and place for everything and they truly understand what that means,' Carey stated.

Carey, a former student of the Leonora Delville Primary School and the Elmore Stout High School, plans to pursue a career as a Pediatrician.

He grew up in the Apple Bay area then moved to Hannah's Estate and finally to Huntums Ghut.

While in Huntums Ghut, Carey said he was introduced to basketball by Roy 'Yellow' Garraway and worked with coach Brian 'Bash' Brewely for many days.

Carey revealed that his nickname 'Banana' was a name given to him by his late good friend, Jeremy 'Wattz' Wattley during a game of dominoes.

Before he settled on basketball, Carey had brushes with athletics. He broke the scholastic Intermediate Boys 800 metre record in 2009 and went on to represent the BVI that year the Carifta Games in St. Lucia.

However, he never seriously considered athletics as a career.

Carey entered high school in the US on September 15, 2009 and has projected to complete studies by 2015.

'It was really difficult transitioning from the BVI to the US because the entire culture was different. Everything was on time and schooling is different. Basketball was the hardest because I was being pushed around, not being able to do much because of how weak I was, but it all changed when I got used to everything and started getting bigger and stronger,' Carey explained.

The other players that left for high school with Carey were Deon Edwin, Reavaun Garraway, Shakiel Humphrey and Ryan Alfred. Edwin also signed to play at Morehead University.

There were times Carey said he wanted to give up and return home.

'I always thought of why I am here, which is to represent the BVI as sest as possible and make my family and everyone proud. My Mom and Mr. [Andrew] Fahie, former Education and Culture Minister always encouraged me to stay focused, work hard and not to give up,' Carey stated.

During the summer, Carey played for the national team in Bahamas for a CBC tournament. His favorite position is forward, although he can play the center position.

'Playing for the BVI was a great accomplishment because I got a lot of experience out of it and it showed me where I stand against much better and stronger talent in the Caribbean. This entire experience has been very tough, but awesome at the same time. I have grown to become such a better person,' Carey stated.

Before the interview was completed, Carey delivered firm advice to other young persons.

'I just want to say to anyone reading this that if your are ever given an opportunity like I was given...grasp it in your arms and let it take you somewhere you would like to be. I'm not saying it's going to be the easiest thing because there will be times that you will want to give up and just forget everything, but that's just a speed bump that you will have to get over and when you reach to that place you want to be, there will be no greater joy in looking back at how you got where you are. I am looking forward to that point in my life one day, God's willing.'


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


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Halifax Rainmen adds Levett to their roster - by Eurobasket Center
Halifax Rainmen (NBL Canada) added to their roster 31-year old American forward Tyrone Levett (195-F-100kg-80, college: Alabama St.). Levett started the season at London Lightning (NBL Canada).2010-2011 season, he was voted to Eurobasket.com Swedish Basketligan All-Imports Team in Sweden. He played also pro basketball in Austria, Ireland, Japan, Portugal, Sweden and USA. Levett graduated Alabama State University in 2002 and it will be his tenth season in pro basketball.



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


Rodney Buford and Shamari Spears join London Lightning - by Eurobasket Center
London Lightning (NBL Canada) agreed terms with 34-year old American guard Rodney Buford (196-G-77, college: Creighton). Buford played most recently at Halifax Rainmen (NBL Canada). He helped them to make it to both league and cup finals. He played also pro basketball in Cyprus, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Lebanon and Ukraine.

The club also added Shamari Spears (198-F-86) to the roster. Last year graduated from Charlotte University while averaging 17ppg and 3.2rpg.



Enthusiastic crowd of 1,800 watch Metro pro hoops club fall 97-92 - by Eurobasket News
Moncton Miracles head coach Norris Bell had one word to describe it.

'Experience - that's it,' he said following a 97-92 loss to the Saint John Mill Rats in National Basketball League of Canada action yesterday afternoon in front of an enthusiastic crowd of 1,800 at the Moncton Coliseum.

'Saint John is an older and more experienced team than us. They've been in these situations before so they know how to execute under pressure at the end of the game. That's something we've got to learn.'

Moncton led for much of its entertaining home opener and it was tied 85-85 with 2:20 remaining in the game. But the Miracles fell apart down the stretch and they remain the league's only winless team.

The Miracles have suffered three hard-fought losses by five points or less.

'We've learned how to get here,' said Bell in reference to still being in the game in the late stages. 'Now, we've got to learn when we get here what to do. The guys are battling hard. Learning to win is a process and it's not going to happen overnight.

'This was our best game so far. We competed hard, took our time with the shot clock and we controlled much of the game. We did a lot of good things, but experience is the best teacher. Saint John taught our guys today what it takes to win. I think this game was a learning experience for us.'

The London Lightning sit atop the seven-league at 6-2, followed by the Quebec Kebs at 5-4, Summerside Storm at 4-3 and John Mill Rats at 4-4. Next best are the Halifax Rainmen at 3-2, Oshawa Power at 3-4 and Moncton is in the basement at 0-6.

The Miracles will visit London on Thursday. Their next outing after that will be against Quebec on Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. at the Moncton Coliseum.

There was a moment of silence before the game in memory of Ian Fowler, who died of cancer two weeks ago. He was the general manager of economic development, culture and tourism for the City of Moncton.

The Miracles announced they're dedicating this season to Fowler and they have his initials on their jersey. Norval McConnell, the club's manager of community and player relations, stood at centre court before the game and paid tribute to Fowler, who did so much to advance Moncton.

Moncton was 34-for-85 in field goals for a .400 shooting percentage. Saint John was 27-for-76 (.355).

The Miracles were 8-for-24 (.333) in three-point shots compared to the Mill Rats who were 3-for-17 (.176). The free throws were 14-for-24 (.583) for the Miracles and 37-for-49 (.755) for the Mill Rats.

The Miracles out-rebounded their opponent 63-49. The bad news is they once again shot themselves in the foot by committing more than twice as many turnovers as their opponent.

'I feel like we played 46 minutes of great basketball and we let it get away from us in the final two minutes of the game,' said Moncton point guard Jazzmar Ferguson, who led the club with 22 points.

'Saint John is a veteran team and they have guys who have been in that situation a million times - a tight game entering the final two minutes. They executed down the stretch the last five possessions of the game both ways. This is a devastating loss.

'The people in Moncton are great. They came out and showed their support today and there was a great atmosphere in the building. The fans were into the game. I wish we could've given them a win.'

Anthony Anderson (5'11''-G-81, college: Massachusetts) and Antoine Tisby (6'9''-F-83, college: S.Carolina) led Saint John's attack with 19 and 18 points, respectively. Marc Egerson had 16 points.

Moncton jumped ahead 12-9 with 6:50 remaining in the first quarter, a lead it never relinquished for the remainder of the first half. The Miracles held a 29-21 lead after the first quarter, that eight-point gap matching the biggest spread in the frame.

Moncton had a 6-0 run to begin the second quarter to increase its lead to 35-21, the biggest differential on the scoreboard in the first half.

The Miracles were leading 38-28 near the midway mark of the second quarter, but then watched their momentum quickly slip away. They got outscored 16-8 down the stretch, but drained a basket in the dying seconds and entered halftime with a 46-44 lead.

The lead changed hands throughout the third quarter and there was never more than five points separating the clubs. Tied 57-57 with 4:53 remaining, Moncton went on to hold a 71-66 lead at the end of the period.

Moncton led for most of the fourth quarter, but Saint John battled back from an eight-point deficit to make it 85-85 with just under three minutes remaining. The Mill Rats went on a 5-0 run to jump ahead 90-85 with 1:35 remaining.

The Miracles showed no quit and pulled to within three points on three occasions down the stretch, including 95-92 with seven seconds remaining.

Point guard Victor Morris (6'1''-G-85, college: Cleveland St.) was Moncton's second leading scorer with 16 points, followed by Darrell Wonge with 13 and Tristan Martin with 11.

'The coach has been preaching for us to play 48 minutes,' said Morris. 'Today we played 45 minutes. In the last stretch of the game, they executed plays and we didn't. We should be able to make those plays when the game is on the line.

'There were a couple of miscommunications in the final two or three minutes and it cost us the game. We've got to take care of the mental lapses. The coach gave us a great game plan. We have to go back to practice and prepare for the next game.'

Morris called the loss a heartbreaker.

'It was our home opener, we were in the game right to the end and we had the fan support,' he said. 'We felt like we had this game. We need to get back to practice and work hard to get things turned around. It's a long season and we definitely have the talent to compete in this league.

'I thought it was an amazing atmosphere in the building. The fan support is awesome. Not just at the game today. Even when I'm at the grocery store, people are coming up to me and wishing us good luck and saying they'll be at the game.'

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Terry Thomas claims CIS weekly honour - by Eurobasket News
Terry Thomas (193-G) had an amazing evening in the last round for league's leader St.Francis X. and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 5.
The -year old guard had a double-double of 26 points and ten rebounds, while his team edged out Acadia (#5, 1-1) in overtime 90-89. It allowed St.Francis X. to jump to the first place in the CIS. They maintain perfect record without any lost game in the league. The season is still on an early stage, but St.Francis X. already had a very good start winning all 3 without losing a single one. It's Thomas' second year at St.Francis X. and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Terry Thomas averages just after three games 21.3ppg and 8.3rpg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was -year old Justin King of TRU. King impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 35 points and 13 rebounds. Bad luck as TRU was edged by league's leader Victoria (#1, 5-0) 77-75. This loss caused TRU to drop to 8th position in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 2-3 record. King is a newcomer at TRU and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 23.8ppg (#7). He also registered 11.6 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was international forward Owen Klassen (208-F-91) of Acadia (#5). Klassen showcased his all-around game by recording 26 points, nineteen rebounds (!!!) and five assists in the last round. Despite Klassen's great performance Acadia lost 89-90in overtime to the league's current leader St.Francis X. (#1, 3-0). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing Acadia needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 1 victories and 1 lost games. Klassen has a great season in Canada. After only 2 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 12.5rpg (#1 in league).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Victor Raso (193-G) of McMaster - 24 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Jasper Moedt (203-F) of UFV - 24 points and 12 rebounds
6. Tory Fassett (F) of St.Mary's - 29 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Jimmy Dorsey (188-G) of Cape Breton - 29 points, 8 rebounds and 10 assists
8. Kamar Burke (196-F/G-86) of UBC - 15 points, 17 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Daryl Cooper) of Lethbridge - 25 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Jumol Mullings (185-G) of Dalhousie - 24 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists

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


CIS Round 6: Stingers keep a leadership position - by Eurobasket News
There were just 6 rounds played in Regular Season of CIS and we can clearly see which teams will fight for top positions and which will try to avoid bottom places. The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with few extra overtimes, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Stingers as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Stingers defeated 3rd ranked Rouge et Or in Montreal, QC 88-72. Rouge et Or was trailing by 4 points at halftime but managed to get 2-point lead after three quarters before a 28-10 charge of Stingers, which allowed them to win the game. They dominated down low during the game scoring 46 of its points in the paint compared to Rouge et Or's 24. Stingers forced 27 Rouge et Or turnovers. It was a good game for guard Decee Krah (180) who led his team to a victory with 22 points. Forward Evens Laroche (193) contributed with 16 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists and 7 steals for the winners. Stingers' coach John Dore used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Guard Xavier Baribeau (175-87) replied with 19 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for Rouge et Or. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with UQAM. Rouge et Or at the other side keeps the third place with two games lost. They share the position with Cape Breton and McGill. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 6: TWU lost to undefeated UBC on the road 70-103. Victoria won against TRU on its own court 84-76. Lethbridge unfortunately lost to Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, SK 65-74. Brandon managed to beat Manitoba at home 98-91. Winless UBC Okanagan was crushed by UFV on the opponent's court 108-63. Carleton smashed Windsor in a home game 95-66. Winless Queen's lost to Waterloo on the road 70-79. Winnipeg were outscored by Alberta on its own court 56-84. McMaster rolled over Laurentian in Hamilton, ON 99-70. Guelph defeated Toronto Univ. at home 89-71. Ryerson lost to undefeated Lakehead on the opponent's court 54-95. Ottawa destroyed Western in a home game 84-57. Winless RMC lost to undefeated Laurier on the road 72-130. Cape Breton rolled over Dalhousie on its own court 97-74. UPEI defeated Memorial in Charlottetown, PEI 93-83. Acadia smashed New Brunsw. at home 80-54.
The most impressive performance of 6th round was 33 points (!!!), 10 rebounds and 7 assists by Manock Lual of UPEI.



UBC - TWU 103-70

No shocking result in a game when top-ranked Thunderbirds (4-0) crushed 7th ranked Spartans (2-4) in Vancouver, BC 103-70 on Saturday. Thunderbirds dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to Spartans' 44. Thunderbirds forced 29 Spartans turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. Spartans were plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for international point guard Nathan Yu (189-89) who led his team to a victory with 21 points, 5 rebounds, 9 assists and 4 steals. Swingman Kamar Burke (196-86) contributed with 7 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. Four Thunderbirds players scored in double figures. Guard Sean Peter (191) replied with 21 points and 6 rebounds and forward Evens Laroche (193) added 12 points in the effort for Spartans. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Thunderbirds have a solid four-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with 4 other teams. Loser Spartans dropped to the eighth place with four games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
UBC: N.Yu 21+5reb+9ast, T.Nixon 15+5reb, M.Williams 15+2reb+3ast, D.Plumb 12+1ast, G.Bath 10+3reb+1ast, K.Burke 7+13reb+3ast
TWU: S.Peter 21+6reb, W.Mallory 12+3reb, J.Bakuteka 8+1reb+4ast, K.Osborne 6+3reb, L.Sauciuc 5+1reb, C.Westbrook 5+2reb
gschID: 155644


Victoria - TRU 84-76

Very expected game when 8th ranked Wolfpack (2-4) lost to top-ranked Vikies (6-0) in Victoria, BC 76-84 on Saturday. The game without a history. Vikies led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. It was a good game for guard Ryan Mackinnon (193-89) who led his team to a victory with 22 points and 5 assists. Michael Acheampong contributed with 17 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Four Vikies players scored in double figures. Justin King replied with 25 points and 9 rebounds (went 9 for 9 at the free throw line !!!) and guard Kevin Pribilsky (180) added 16 points and 4 assists in the effort for Wolfpack. Vikies have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 6-0 record. Wolfpack lost third consecutive game. They keep the eighth place with four games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Victoria: R.Mackinnon 22+4reb+5ast, M.Acheampong 17+5reb+5ast, M.Berg 16+7reb+1ast, Z.Andrus 10+3reb+4ast, T.Evans 8+1reb+2ast, R.Pribilsky 6+2reb+2ast
TRU: J.King 25+9reb+1ast, K.Pribilsky 16+4ast, A.Pierre 11+5reb+3ast, C.Kok 9+3reb+1ast, B.Parker 7+1reb+1ast, W.Ondrik 6+5reb+1ast
gschID: 155645


Saskatchewan - Lethbridge 74-65

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams when sixth ranked Huskies (3-2) won against 5th ranked Pronghorn (3-3) in Saskatoon, SK 74-65 on Saturday. The game without a history. Huskies led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 26-of-34 free shots (76.5 percent) during the game. Pronghorn was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for guard Duncan Jones (196) who led his team to a victory with 26 points. International forward Michael Lieffers (203-87) contributed with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. Forward Dominyc Coward (198) replied with 18 points and 7 rebounds and Morgan Duce added 11 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Pronghorn. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Huskies moved-up to fifth place. Loser Pronghorn dropped to the sixth position with three games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Saskatchewan: D.Jones 26+4reb, M.Lieffers 13+13reb, C.Unsworth 9+7reb, E.Ostertag 9+1reb+1ast, B.Baker 8+2reb+2ast, P.Lomuro 4+2reb+1ast
Lethbridge: D.Coward 18+7reb+3ast, L.Reiter 12+2reb, M.Duce 11+5reb, D.Waldner 8+2reb+2ast, D.Cooper 4+5reb+1ast, N.Kovac 4+3reb+1ast
gschID: 155641


Brandon - Manitoba 98-91

There was a minor upset when 11th ranked Bisons (2-4) lost to thirteenth ranked Bobcats (2-4) in Brandon, MB 91-98 on Saturday. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Bisons won third quarter 27-25. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Bobcats made 23-of-28 free shots (82.1 percent) during the game. They also forced 22 Bisons turnovers. It was a good game for Ilarion Bonhomme who led his team to a victory with 28 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists. Emerick Ravier contributed with 17 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Bobcats' coach Gil Cheung allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Guard Jonar Huertas (183) replied with 31 points and American guard Stephan Walton (175-87, college: Valdosta St.) added 18 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists in the effort for Bisons. Four Bobcats and five Bisons players scored in double figures. Bobcats moved-up to eighth place, which they share with 5 other teams including defeated Bisons. Bobcats will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Brandon: I.Bonhomme 28+5reb+9ast, K.Vince 18+4reb, E.Ravier 17+9reb+5ast, A.Mounir 15+5reb+1ast, P.Matulu 8+4reb, E.Schippers 6+5reb
Manitoba: J.Huertas 31+2reb+2ast, S.Walton 18+8reb+6ast, K.Sansregret 15+4reb+1ast, B.Speer 11+8reb, K.Oliver 11+6reb+3ast, T.Draward 3+2reb
gschID: 155642


UFV - UBC Okanagan 108-63

Everything went according to plan when second ranked Cascades (5-1) outplayed bottom-ranked Heat (0-4) in Abbotsford, BC 108-63 on Saturday. The game without a history. Cascades led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They shot 64.4 percent from the field. Cascades outrebounded Heat 34-20 including 25 on the defensive glass. They shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 66.7 percentage. Heat was plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for forward Jasper Moedt (203) who led his team to a victory with 18 points and 5 rebounds. Guard Samuel Freeman (191) contributed with 14 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Four Cascades players scored in double figures. Yassine Ghomari replied with 24 points and 4 assists and Julian Asselstine added 10 points in the effort for Heat. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Cascades have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 5-1 record having just -3 point less than leader Concordia. Loser Heat still closes the standings with four games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
UFV: J.Moedt 18+5reb, J.Friesen 17+4reb, K.Grewal 15+6reb, S.Freeman 14+6reb+2ast, J.Blackman 12+1reb, M.James 10+1reb
UBC Okanagan: Y.Ghomari 24+4ast, J.Asselstine 10+1reb+1ast, B.Macdonald 7+2reb+2ast, S.Morrison 6+2reb, M.Roth 4, I.Con 3+2reb+1ast
gschID: 155643


Carleton - Windsor 95-66

There was no surprise when 7th ranked Lancers (2-2) were outleveled by top-ranked Ravens (4-0) in Ottawa, ON 95-66 on Saturday. The game without a history. Ravens led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. It was a good game for international forward Tyson Hinz (199-91) who led his team to a victory with 23 points. International guard Philip Scrubb (194-92) contributed with 14 points and 8 assists for the winners. Four Ravens players scored in double figures. International forward Lien Phillip (203-89) replied with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and guard Enrico Diloreto (186-90) added 19 points in the effort for Lancers. 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 four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 4-0 record, which they share with 4 other teams. Loser Lancers 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:
Carleton: T.Hinz 23+4reb+2ast, E.Thompson 14+6reb+3ast, K.Churchill 14+4reb, P.Scrubb 14+4reb+8ast, T.Scrubb 8+5reb, D.Penner 7+6reb
Windsor: L.Phillip 19+11reb+4ast, E.Diloreto 19+2reb+1ast, J.Collins 16+3reb, J.McQueen 5+3reb, R.Osuntola 5+1reb+1ast, R.Christie 2+2reb
gschID: 155637


Waterloo - Queen's 79-70

There was a small surprise when sixth ranked Warriors (3-1) beat bottom-ranked Golden Gaels (0-4) in Waterloo, ON 79-70 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 22-11 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. It was a good game for guard Cam McIntyre (191-87) who led his team to a victory with 25 points. Guard Wayne Bridge (188-90) contributed with 13 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Four Warriors players scored in double figures. Forward Nikola Misljencevic (196) replied with 28 points and 5 rebounds and guard Ryan Golden (183) added 13 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Golden Gaels. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Warriors have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Golden Gaels still closes the standings with four games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Waterloo: C.McIntyre 25+4reb+3ast, A.Melbourne 16+2ast, W.Bridge 13+5reb+4ast, M.Wright 10+4reb+3ast, Z.Angelini 7+4reb+2ast, B.Smith 6+8reb
Queen's: N.Misljencevic 28+5reb+2ast, R.Golden 13+9reb+1ast, A.Weatherill 10+6reb+2ast, M.Simpson 6+5reb+1ast, B.Burgesson 6+5reb, M.Baker 2
gschID: 155638


Regina - Calgary 93-91 OT

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Top scorers:
Regina: P.Gareau 26+16reb+2ast, G.Childerhose 15+7reb, S.Nostedt 14+5reb+2ast, J.Janotta 12+8reb+11ast, B.Hebert 12+3reb+4ast, C.Burns 8+6reb
Calgary: K.Milburn 27+4reb+2ast, A.McGuinness 21+3reb+2ast, J.Wolfram 17+11reb+1ast, T.Fidler 12+8reb, J.Owen-Thomas 8+7reb+3ast, D.Reding 4+2reb
gschID: 155639


Winnipeg - Alberta 56-84

Very expected game when 9th ranked Wesmen (2-4) was smashed by fourth ranked Golden Bears (4-2) in Winnipeg, MB 84-56 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Golden Bears. Wesmen was better in second period 18-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 24-of-29 free shots (82.8 percent) during the game. It was a great shooting night for Golden Bears especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 57.1 percentage. Wesmen was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for international guard Jordan Baker (192-91, college: Utah Valley) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 30 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists. Swingman Daniel Ferguson (191, college: Valdosta St.) contributed with 22 points (went 9 for 9 at the free throw line !!!) for the winners. Forward Kelvin Smith (198) replied with 13 points and 5 rebounds and guard Craig Sharpe (178) added 13 points in the effort for Wesmen. 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 Bears maintains fourth position with 4-2 record. Loser Wesmen dropped to the eighth place with four games lost. Golden Bears will have a break next round. Wesmen's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Winnipeg, MB Bisons.
Top scorers:
Alberta: J.Baker 30+13reb+5ast, D.Ferguson 22+1reb+1ast, M.Cardoza 9+2reb+1ast, R.Dewar 6+5reb+1ast, S.Saffa 6+4reb+2ast, T.Bergen-Henengouwen 6+2reb+2ast
Winnipeg: C.Sharpe 13+4reb, K.Smith 13+5reb, M.McNee 9+4reb, J.Horaska 7+5reb, E.Zimmerman 5+2reb+1ast, B.Iko 3+6reb+1ast
gschID: 155640


Laurentian - McMaster 70-99

There was a small surprise when fifth ranked Marauders (3-1) rolled over second-best Voyageurs (1-3) in Sudbury, ON 99-70 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Marauders. Voyageurs was better in second period 17-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Voyageurs 37-25 including a 26-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a good game for forward Cam Michaud (198) who led his team to a victory with 28 points. Aaron Redpath contributed with 15 points for the winners. Five Marauders players scored in double figures. Marauders' coach felt very confident that he used 11 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Alex Ratte replied with 17 points and 5 rebounds and Shavaan Sheldon added 9 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Voyageurs. Marauders have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Voyageurs dropped to the third position with three games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
McMaster: C.Michaud 28+4reb, A.Redpath 15+4reb+2ast, J.Rocca 12+4reb+1ast, V.Raso 10+5reb+1ast, T.Black 10+8reb+1ast, K.Giedraitis 6+1reb+3ast
Laurentian: A.Ratte 17+5reb+1ast, I.Pasquale 15+1ast, S.Sheldon 9+7reb+1ast, N.Yengue 9+3reb+1ast, E.Ducharme 6+1reb, G.Serresse 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 155634


York - Brock 93-98 OT

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Top scorers:
Brock: A.Kraus 22+8reb+7ast, A.Ferguson 20+3reb+1ast, J.Tipping 13+7reb+2ast, D.Mukendi 11+5reb+2ast, M.Gibson 9+4reb+1ast, T.Kasamba 6+1reb
York: D.Tyndale 21+3reb+8ast, J.Bell 21+9reb+1ast, R.Isaac 20+6reb+1ast, M.Ziobrowski 11+8reb+2ast, N.Tufegdzich 10+9reb+2ast, A.Rados 9+3reb+2ast
gschID: 155635


Guelph - Toronto Univ. 89-71

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 5th ranked Blues' (1-3) road loss to fourth ranked Gryphons (3-1) in Guelph, ON 71-89 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Gryphons. Blues was better in fourth quarter 27-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 16-of-20 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. Gryphons outrebounded Blues 39-23 including 25 on the defensive glass. It was a good game for guard Daniel McCarthy (188) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 22 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists. Guard Zachary Angus (186) contributed with 20 points for the winners. Four Gryphons players scored in double figures. Bosnian forward Drazen Glisic (198) replied with 16 points and 6 rebounds and Arun Kumar (183) added 13 points in the effort for Blues. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Gryphons moved-up to third place, which they share with 3 other teams. Blues lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the third position with three games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Guelph: D.McCarthy 22+11reb+5ast, Z.Angus 20+4reb+3ast, K.Malcolm 18+3reb+4ast, A.Campbell 11+5reb+1ast, E.McDonald 9+5reb+2ast, A.Bering 4+5reb
Toronto Univ.: D.Glisic 16+6reb+1ast, A.Kumar 13+3reb, M.Savel 9+1ast, A.Hill 8+2reb+1ast, A.Wasik 8+2reb+2ast, D.Ankrah 5
gschID: 155636


Lakehead - Ryerson 95-54

Everything went according to plan when top-ranked Thunderwolves (4-0) outplayed 4th ranked Rams (1-3) in Thunder Bay, ON 95-54 on Saturday. Thunderwolves dominated on the defensive end, holding Rams to just 6 points in third quarter. They outrebounded Rams 38-23 including a 26-14 advantage in defensive rebounds. Thunderwolves looked well-organized offensively handing out 29 assists comparing to just 14 passes made by Rams' players. It was a good game for naturalized Egyptian forward Yoosrie Salhia (198-87) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 13 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists. Guard Joseph Jones (188-89) contributed with 19 points for the winners. Four Thunderwolves players scored in double figures. Jordon Gauthier replied with 15 points and 5 rebounds and guard Afeworki Gebrekerestos (188) added 10 points and 4 assists in the effort for Rams. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Thunderwolves have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 4-0 record, which they share with 4 other teams. Loser Rams dropped to the third place with three games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Lakehead: J.Jones 19+2reb+3ast, Y.Salhia 13+10reb+7ast, V.Russel 11+3reb+4ast, B.Johnson 10+2reb+3ast, G.Carter 8+4reb+5ast, B.King 7+1reb
Ryerson: J.Gauthier 15+5reb+1ast, A.Gebrekerestos 10+2reb+4ast, S.Navaratnarajah 8+1reb, J.Jones 8+2reb, G.Kieran 5+7reb+2ast, N.Stankovic 5+2reb+1ast
gschID: 155632


Ottawa - Western 84-57

Everything could happen in Ottawa, ON at the game between two tied teams. Both third ranked Gee-Gees and 8th ranked Mustangs had identical 1-2 record. This time Gee-Gees used a home court advantage and outleveled the opponent from London, ON 84-57 on Saturday night. The game without a history. Gee-Gees led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 17-of-22 free shots (77.3 percent) during the game. Gee-Gees had a 28-15 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a good game for international guard Warren Ward (196-89) who led his team to a victory with 21 points and 9 rebounds. Guard Johnny Berhanemeskel (185) contributed with 16 points for the winners. Four Gee-Gees players scored in double figures. Forward Peter Scholtes (196) replied with 19 points and 5 rebounds and Greg Morrow added 9 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Mustangs. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Gee-Gees (2-2) moved-up to second place, which they share with New Brunsw. and Windsor. Mustangs lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the third position with three games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Ottawa: W.Ward 21+9reb+1ast, J.Berhanemeskel 16+2reb+2ast, G.Gonthier-Dubue 10+5reb, M.Marshall 10+4reb, M.L'Africain 7+1reb+2ast, V.Gill 4
Western: P.Scholtes 19+5reb+1ast, R.Barbeau 12+2reb+1ast, G.Morrow 9+7reb+1ast, N.Diloreto 6+1reb, J.Bernard 4+3reb+3ast, A.Spiridis 3
gschID: 155633


Laurier - RMC 130-72

No shocking result in a game when top-ranked Golden Hawks (4-0) crushed bottom-ranked RMC (0-4) in Waterloo, ON 130-72 on Saturday. The game without a history. Golden Hawks led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 78 of its points in the paint compared to RMC's 36. They outrebounded RMC 47-25 including a 28-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. Golden Hawks looked well-organized offensively handing out 37 assists comparing to just 16 passes made by RMC's players. It was a good game for center Patrick Donnelly (203) who led his team to a victory with 17 points and 9 rebounds. Forward Maxwell Allin (193) contributed with 16 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Guard Connor Duke (191) replied with 25 points and Nicholas Fowler added 20 points in the effort for RMC. Five Golden Hawks and four RMC players scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Golden Hawks have a solid four-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with 4 other teams. Loser RMC still closes the standings with four games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Laurier: P.Donnelly 17+9reb+2ast, C.Meschino 17+6reb+1ast, K.Harrison 17+4reb+3ast, A.Walters 16+5reb, M.Allin 16+6reb+6ast, K.Enright 16+4reb+1ast
RMC: C.Duke 25+4reb+3ast, N.Fowler 20+2reb+3ast, L.Wright 11+8reb+6ast, J.Byun 10+3reb+1ast, A.Lavoie 2+2reb+1ast, S.Hui 2
gschID: 155628


Concordia - Laval 88-72

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Stingers as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Stingers defeated 3rd ranked Rouge et Or in Montreal, QC 88-72. Rouge et Or was trailing by 4 points at halftime but managed to get 2-point lead after three quarters before a 28-10 charge of Stingers, which allowed them to win the game. They dominated down low during the game scoring 46 of its points in the paint compared to Rouge et Or's 24. Stingers forced 27 Rouge et Or turnovers. It was a good game for guard Decee Krah (180) who led his team to a victory with 22 points. Forward Evens Laroche (193) contributed with 16 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists and 7 steals for the winners. Stingers' coach John Dore used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Guard Xavier Baribeau (175-87) replied with 19 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and guard Christian Deslauniers-Trottier (188-87) added 13 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Rouge et Or. Four Rouge et Or players scored in double figures. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with UQAM. Rouge et Or at the other side keeps the third place with two games lost. They share the position with Cape Breton and McGill. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Concordia: D.Krah 22+4reb+2ast, E.Laroche 16+6reb+6ast, K.Desmarais 16+2reb+3ast, J.Blake 10+1reb, J.Moussignac 7+2reb+2ast, M.Tajfel 5+3reb+2ast
Laval: X.Baribeau 19+6reb+4ast, E.Labrecque 16+3reb, C.Deslauniers-Trottier 13+5reb+3ast, T.Dezutter 11+3reb+1ast, B.Hadzimuratovic 9+5reb+1ast, H.Ryan 2+2reb
gschID: 155629


Cape Breton - Dalhousie 97-74

There was a minor upset when 6th ranked Tigers (1-3) were smashed by eighth ranked Capers (1-2) in Sydney, NS 97-74 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Capers. Tigers was better in third quarter 23-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 30 assists comparing to just 17 passes made by Tigers' players. It was a good game for guard Al Alilovic (198) who led his team to a victory with 26 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. American guard Jimmy Dorsey (188) contributed with a double-double by scoring 17 points, 8 rebounds and 13 assists for the winners. Five Capers players scored in double figures. Guard Stephen Lopez (188, college: Bossier-Parish CC) replied with 11 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and guard Jumol Mullings (185) added 9 points and 6 assists in the effort for Tigers. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Capers left bottom position moving up to third place, which they share with Laval and McGill. Loser Tigers dropped to the third position with three games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Cape Breton: A.Alilovic 26+9reb+5ast, J.Dorsey 17+8reb+13ast, L.Macquarrie 14+2reb+2ast, M.Lufile 12+4reb+2ast, J.Smith 12+3reb+6ast, A.Geugjes 10+5reb+2ast
Dalhousie: R.Nortmann 14+3reb, W.Yengue 12+4reb, S.Lopez 11+6reb+4ast, J.Mullings 9+4reb+6ast, C.Fox 8, A.Arthur 6+5reb+4ast
gschID: 155630


Memorial - UPEI 83-93

Very predictable result when top-ranked Panthers (4-0) won against 8th ranked Sea Hawks (1-5) in St.John's, NL 93-83 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Panthers. Sea Hawks was better in second period 24-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Panthers looked well-organized offensively handing out 30 assists. It was a good game for Sudanese forward Manock Lual (198-89) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!), 10 rebounds and 7 assists (on 14-of-17 shooting from the field). Guard Jonathan Cooper (183-88) contributed with 21 points and 6 assists for the winners. Forward Robbie Habib (193-89) replied with 19 points and 8 rebounds and center Mike Helsby (193) added 12 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists in the effort for Sea Hawks. Four Sea Hawks players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Panthers have a solid four-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with 4 other teams. Sea Hawks lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the eighth place with five games lost. Panthers will have a break next round. Sea Hawks will play again at home against the league's leader Panthers (#1) in Charlottetown, PEI.
Top scorers:
UPEI: M.Lual 33+10reb+7ast, J.Cooper 21+4reb+6ast, D.Moss 20+7reb+3ast, A.Robbins 7+2reb+3ast, G.Doane 7+7reb+2ast, J.Duke 5+3reb+1ast
Memorial: R.Habib 19+8reb+1ast, J.Shepherd 13+6reb+5ast, M.Woodland 12+5reb+6ast, M.Helsby 12+5reb+9ast, C.Gould 8+3reb, T.Haley 8+1ast
gschID: 155631


Acadia - New Brunsw. 80-54

There was a minor upset when one of their biggest challengers Varsity Reds (2-2) were outscored by fifth ranked Axemen (2-1) in Wolfville, NS 80-54 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Axemen. Varsity Reds was better in second period 27-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Varsity Reds to just 4 points in first quarter. Axemen forced 27 Varsity Reds turnovers. It was a good game for international forward Owen Klassen (208-91) who led his team to a victory with 18 points and 6 rebounds. Guard Tyler Scott (188) contributed with 14 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Guard Daniel Quirion (183) replied with 17 points and Michael Fosu added 8 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Varsity Reds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Axemen moved-up to third place. Loser Varsity Reds dropped to the second position with two games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Acadia: O.Klassen 18+6reb+3ast, T.Scott 14+7reb, J.Boutilier 10+4reb, S.Smith 9+2reb, B.States 7+5reb+1ast, S.Stoqua 6+3reb
New Brunsw.: D.Quirion 17+4reb+2ast, J.Irvine 11+5reb, M.Fosu 8+10reb, S.Amoah 5, D.Anthony 5+1reb, L.Lowe 2+6reb
gschID: 155627




Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Manny PASQUALE
  Laure.
  (183-G-)
  Avg: 29
 1. Pasquale, Laure.29.0 
 2. Habib, Memorial24.5 
 3. King, TRU24.0 
 4. Fassett, St.Mary''s23.4 
 5. Mackinnon, Victoria23.2 
 6. Diloreto, Windsor23.0 
 7. Dorsey, Cape Bret.22.7 
 8. Baker, Alberta22.5 
 9. Coston, TWU21.3 
 10. Thomas, St.Franc.21.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Owen KLASSEN
  Acadia
  (208-F-91)
  Avg: 12.5
 1. Klassen, Acadia12.5 
 2. Baker, Alberta12.3 
 3. Phillip, Windsor11.8 
 4. King, TRU11.2 
 5. Burke, UBC10.0 
 6. Hadzimuratov., Lav.9.7 
 7. Hull, Laurentian9.3 
 8. Desroches, New B.9.0 
 9. Staniscia, Ryerson8.8 
 10. Helsby, Memorial8.5 
Assists Per Game
 Jimmy DORSEY
  Cape Breton
  (188-G-)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Dorsey, Cape Bret.9.3 
 2. Kanza Mata, Dalho.6.5 
 3. Vernon, St.Franc.6.3 
 4. Wright, Waterloo6.0 
 5. Shepherd, Memorial6.0 
 6. Scrubb, Carleton5.8 
 7. Yu, UBC5.7 
 8. Collins, Windsor5.3 
 9. Quirion, New B.5.3 
 10. Barrett, Saskatch.5.3 
Steals Per Game
 Eric COTE-KOUGNIMA
  UQ.
  (193-G-88)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Cote-K., UQ.4.5 
 2. Laroche, Concordia4.5 
 3. Cooper, Lethbridge4.0 
 4. Carter, Lakehead3.8 
 5. Thomas, St.Franc.3.7 
 6. Cooper, UPEI3.5 
 7. Brown, UPEI3.0 
 8. Dorsey, Cape Bret.2.7 
 9. Weatherill, Queen''s2.7 
 10. Ogungbemi, Calgary2.7 
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. Ezenibe, St.Mary''s1.5 
 5. Andrews, Bishop''s1.5 
 6. Tufegdzich, York1.5 
 7. Laurin, Toronto1.3 
 8. Gibson, Brock1.3 
 9. Burns, Regina1.2 
 10. Iko, Winnipeg1.2 


Oshawa Power fall to the London Lightning 105-93 - by Eurobasket News
The Oshawa Power lost 105-93 to the London Lightning in the second game of a home-and-home series at the John Labatt Centre.

The Power started off slowly and never seemed to recover after an injury to Morgan Lewis. The Power now fall to 3-4 on the year and the Lighting improve to 6-2 on the young season.

Foul trouble plagued the Power right from the get-go as Lewis, Brandon Robinson (6'6''-F-89, college: Clayton St.) and Kevin Francis (6'8''-F-84, agency: SportsList Inc., college: Vincennes Univ.) amassed two each in the first quarter, which led to a18-11 deficit after one.

Despite being in bonus with 9:38 left in the second quarter, the Power could not get any closer than 5 points. Rodney Bufords three followed by two Taylor King put backs made it 39-27 for the Lightning.

The bad news continued for the Power as number one overall draft pick Morgan Lewis went down hard after battling for an offensive rebound, taking an elbow to the head in the process.

Despite seeing their teammate go down, the Power tried to battle back in the third frame. Down 60-35 at one point, a Brandon Robinson jumper and buzzer-beating layup cut the Lightings lead to 78-66 after three. Robinson finished with a team-high 21 points and 9 rebounds.

They came with a lot of intensity and we didnt match their intensity tonight, said Robinson. We have to show that we wont back down. We have to be ready to play every night. Nothing is given in this league.

The fourth quarter saw the Lightning continue to pour it on as DeAnthony Bowden (6'1''-G-80, college: Creighton) took over draining three point field goals to cap off a stellar 29 point 11 assist double-double for the Lightning.

Injury report
Morgan Lewis suffered a laceration over his right eye, damage to two teeth and concussion and was sent to a local hospital for treatment. More information will be provided once a full injury report has been received.

Power Glance
Record: 3-4

Next Game: Friday, November 25 at the General Motors Centre, where they will tip off against the Summerside Storm at 7:30 p.m.

Courtesy of www.northumberlandview.ca


Storm can't overcome slow start vs. Kebs - by Eurobasket News
The Summerside Storm fell behind the Quebec Kebs early, and could not overcome the slow start in the National Basketball League (NBL) of Canada contest here Sunday afternoon.

The Kebs jumped out to a 24-11 lead after the opening quarter, and went on to defeat the Storm 108-89.

The Kebs, who outscored the Storm 29-21 in the second quarter, took a 53-32 advantage into halftime. Quebec outscored the Storm 28-25 in the third quarter for a comfortable 81-57 advantage.

The Storm, who shot 34-for-85 from the field and went 15-for 35 from the free-throw line overall, then scored 32 points compared to the Kebs 27 in the final quarter.

Royce Parran (5'9''-G-85, college: Chicago St.) poured in 20 points to lead the Kebs (5-4). Other top point-getters were Yannick Anzuluni (6'9''-G/F, college: Houghton) (18) and Ralphy Holmes (13).

Julian Allen's (6'4''-G-87, college: Georgia Southern) 20 points led the way for the Storm (4-3). Jessan Gray (6'10''-F-84, agency: Hightower Law Firm, college: Iowa St.) sank 19, Al Stewart had 14 while Eric Gilchrese and Mike Williams each sank 13.

The Storms next game is at the Oshawa Power on Friday, Nov. 25. The Storms next home game is against Quebec on Dec. 1 at 7 p.m.

Courtesy of www.journalpioneer.com


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Liga Nacional completed its first phase - by Cristian Quiroga
Last weekend were played the last round of first stage of Liga Nacional.
Eight teams (Best four of both conferences) qualified to the second stage in which will play in 'all against all' mode.
Teams qualified are:
Center Conference: CD Boston College Santiago, Los Leones de Quilpue, CD Sagrados Corazones and Municipal Puente Alto.
South Conference: Club Osorno Basquetbol, Aleman Concepcion, Deportes Castro and Deportivo Valdivia.
After this stage teams will be sorted from first to eighth place to start playoffs that will define the champion.


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Patrick Mills signs with Xinjiang - by Eurobasket News
Xinjiang Flying Tigers strengthened their backcourt. They agreed on terms of contract with Patrick Mills (183-PG-88, college: St.Mary's, CA). The Australian international was about to start the new season with the Melbourne Tigers in ANBL. The Tigers allowed Patrick Mills to negotiate and eventually ink a deal with the Chinese team. Last season the guard spent in the NBA. He played for the Portland Trail Blazers. Patrick Mills averaged 5.4 points and 1.7 rebounds per game. The guard participated at 2011 World Championship with Australia. Patrick Mills posted 13.8 points, 4.2 assists and 1.7 rebounds per game in Turkey. The guard has been the member of the Boomers roster since 2008. He also played for U18 and U19 National Teams.

Ryan Forehan-Kelly appeared for Shanghai Dongfang Sharks - by Eurobasket News
Forehan-Kelly Ryan (197-F/G-80, college: California) appeared for Shanghai Dongfang Sharks and debuted with 16 points in the opener. His Shanghai Sharks however lost to Qingdao Double Star 83:86 on Sunday evening. Qingdao Double Star forced 19 Shanghai Sharks turnovers. Strangely Shanghai Sharks outrebounded Qingdao Double Star 49-35 including 21 on the offensive glass.
In 2010-2011 Forehan-Kelly Ryan played for Aishin Sea Horses (Japan-JBL, starting five) and in 33 games averaged 15.2ppg, 5.4rpg, 1.6apg, Steals-5 (1.3spg), FGP: 50.2%, 3PT-2 (46.8%), FT: 80.8%. Then moved to ASU Sports Club (Jordan-Premier League) and at Asian Club Championships showed 7.0ppg, 5.5rpg, 2.0apg. The season 2011-2012 started for Aishin Sea Horses (Japan-JBL), but in Nov.'11 moved to Shanghai Dongfang Sharks (China-CBA).
Only last year Forehan-Kelly Ryan was named Asia-Basket.com All-Japanese JBL Superleague Guard of the Year -11, Asia-Basket.com All-Japanese JBL Superleague 1st Team -11, Asia-Basket.com Japanese JBL Superleague All-Imports Team -11, Japanese JBL Superleague Regular Season Champion -11 and WABA Club Championships -11.



Sources: Chinese team offers Tyson Chandler contract - by Eurobasket News
One NBA star named Chandler is not enough for the Zhejiang Guangsha Lions in China.

Having already signed Denver Nuggets restricted free agent Wilson Chandler, Zhejiang Guangsha has extended an offer to Dallas Mavericks free-agent center Tyson Chandler (7'1''-C-82), according to sources with knowledge of the talks.

Teams in China are permitted, under new league rules enacted for this season, to sign NBA free agents. Chinese teams likewise can't offer in-season outs to return to the NBA, meaning any player who signs there is obligated to stay there until the end of the Chinese season in March.

Wilson Chandler decided early in the summer that he could live with those terms, but sources told ESPN.com that Tyson Chandler -- projected to be one of the top free agents in the NBA along with Nuggets center Nene and New Orleans Hornets forward David West when the 143-day old lockout ends -- is starting to weigh the pros and cons tied to making the same jump.

Sources say one scenario that has been presented to Tyson Chandler would be taking the deal with Zhejiang Guangsha and then returning to the NBA in March, assuming the lockout does eventually end, to sign a short-term contract with the Mavericks or another contender for what's left of the 2011-12 season. Going that route could prove risky if Chandler didn't return to Dallas and thus surrendered his Bird rights, but it is an option on the table that could shift Chandler into the mighty free-agent class of 2012 that's also projected to feature Dwight Howard, Chris Paul, Deron Williams and Steve Nash.

Wilson Chandler is Zhejiang Guangsha's current star import and longtime Phil Jackson assistant Jim Cleamons is the Lions coach. Orlando Magic free-agent big man Earl Clark signed with the Lions early in the summer as well but returned to the States in September for personal reasons. According to NiuBBall.com, Cleamons' team has also pursued Los Angeles Clippers restricted free-agent center DeAndre Jordan and Boston Celtics big man Glen Davis in recent weeks.

Now that the NBA season is in legitimate jeopardy, Chinese teams have made a renewed push to acquire established NBA players, as evidenced by Guangdong's signing Friday of Phoenix Suns free-agent guard Aaron Brooks.

ESPN.com reported earlier this week the big-spending Xinjiang Flying Tigers, who already have Nuggets free agent Kenyon Martin under contract, have extended offers to Atlanta Hawks free agent Jamal Crawford and Mavericks free agent J.J. Barea in an attempt to fill the void created by a long-term wrist injury suffered by former Sacramento Kings first-round pick Quincy Douby.

Xinjiang is also one of the Chinese teams that negotiated with Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant earlier this summer. The Flying Tigers, sources say, would love to make another run at Bryant, but the CBA instituted a rule in the summer that prevents its teams from signing any player with an existing NBA contract.

Chandler, 29, is coming off his best season as a pro in which he was credited, most notably by Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki, with changing the defensive culture in Dallas after his arrival via trade in the summer of 2010 in what became the first championship run in franchise history.

But in a recent interview with The Ben and Skin Show on ESPN Radio in Dallas (103.3 FM), Chandler expressed concern that the league's next collective bargaining agreement might be too restrictive -- especially on teams in luxury-tax territory -- to bring him back.

'With the collective bargaining agreement and some of the things that they're trying to enforce, it would basically prohibit me from coming back,' Chandler said in the interview. 'It would take it out of my hands -- and the organization's -- because it would almost be pretty much impossible for me to re-sign. I just think that can be the worst thing that can happen.'

Courtesy of ESPN


JR Smith injured in his China debut - by Eurobasket News
Denver Nuggets' free agent Smith J.R. (6'6''-G-85) got injured in his debut in the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) league here on Sunday night.

Further medical examination was needed, Zhejiang Chouzhou head coach Ding Wei said.

Smith J.R., now playing for Zhejiang Chouzhou, used to be a shooting guard and three-pointer elite of Denver Nuggets. He turned to the CBA league as a result of the NBA lock-out.

In the first round of the CBA new season tonight, defending chamions Guangdong Hongyuan led by Washington Wizards' free agent Yi Jianlian of China crushed Zhejiang Chouzhou 111-78.

Smith faltered after a quick attack in the fourth quarter and could hardly stand on his feet afterwards. He received simple treatment beside the court.

'Smith's injury hurts very much. He needs to go to the hospital for further examination,' Ding Wei said in the post-match press conference.

About 40 minutes after the game, Smith left the stadium with tears on his face, being handed by others.

Smith got 20 points, five rebounds and four assists in his CBA debut.

Founded in 1995, the CBA league has become a preferred destination for the players fleeing the NBA lock-out. Big names also include Kenyon Martin, Wilson Chandler and Aaron Brooks.

Courtesy of www.chinadaily.com.cn


Chandler's double-double lands him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News
24-year old swingman Wilson Chandler (203-F/G-87) put on an amazing game in the last round for Guangsha L. and receives a Asia-basket.com Player of the Week award for Round 1.
He had a double-double of 43 points and 22 rebounds, while his team edged out TianJin R in overtime 118-115.



Second best performed player last round was Donnell Harvey (203-C-80) of TianJin R.. He is American center in his first season at TianJin R.. In the first game Harvey recorded impressive double-double of 27 points and 13 rebounds. Bad luck as TianJin R. was edged in overtime by Guangsha L. 118-115.

Third place about best performers goes to swingman Cartier Martin (201-G/F-84) of Jilin NE T. Martin got into 30-points club by scoring 37 points in the last round. Despite Martin's great performance Jilin NE T. lost 89-103 to Beijing Ducks.



Other top performing players last week:
4. Marcus Williams (201-F-86) of Shanxi Zh. - 32 points, 2 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Charles Gaines (201-F-81) of Shanxi Zh. - 23 points and 19 rebounds
6. ZhongHao Xu (212-C-90) of Bayi Fubang - 16 points, 12 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Othello Hunter (203-F-86) of Shandong FB - 11 points and 21 rebounds
8. Anthony Roberson (188-G-83) of Fujian XX - 27 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Shavlik Randolph (208-F-83) of DongGuan L. - 22 points and 13 rebounds
10. Stephon Marbury (187-G-77) of Beijing Ducks - 29 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists

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




Standings - 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
 Wilson CHANDLER
  Guangsha.
  (203-F/G-87)
  Avg: 43
 1. Chandler, Guangsha.43.0 
 2. Martin, Jilin N.37.0 
 3. Hudson, Qingdao DS33.0 
 4. Williams, Shanxi Z.32.0 
 5. Zhang, TianJin R.29.0 
 6. Marbury, Beijing29.0 
 7. Roberson, Fujian XX27.0 
 8. Harvey, TianJin R.27.0 
 9. Yang, Liaoning H.24.0 
 10. Akognon, DongGua.24.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Wilson CHANDLER
  Guangsha.
  (203-F/G-87)
  Avg: 22
 1. Chandler, Guangsha.22.0 
 2. Hunter, Shandong21.0 
 3. Gaines, Shanxi Zh.19.0 
 4. Fahed, TianJin R.17.0 
 5. Gadzuric, Jiang.15.0 
 6. Sun, DongGuan L.13.0 
 7. Harvey, TianJin R.13.0 
 8. Randolph, DongGua.13.0 
 9. Powell, Liaoning H.13.0 
 10. McDonald, Fujian12.0 
Assists Per Game
 Stephon MARBURY
  Beijing .
  (187-G-77)
  Avg: 6
 1. Marbury, Beijing6.0 
 2. Liu, Shandong FB5.0 
 3. Shi, Guandong ST5.0 
 4. Williams, Shanxi Z.5.0 
 5. Lin, Guangsha L.5.0 
 6. Daghles, Jilin N.5.0 
 7. Abbas, Fujian XX5.0 
 8. Hu, Jiangsu D.4.0 
 9. Smith, Zhejiang C.4.0 
 10. Collins, Jiangsu4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Chih-Chieh LIN
  Guangsha L.
  (192-F/G-82)
  Avg: 6
 1. Lin, Guangsha L.6.0 
 2. Zhang, Guangsha L.4.0 
 3. Zhang, Liaoning H.4.0 
 4. Hudson, Qingdao DS4.0 
 5. He, DongGuan L.3.0 
 6. Pan, Shanxi Zh.3.0 
 7. Hanlin, Guandong3.0 
 8. Yi, Jiangsu D.3.0 
 9. Chandler, Guangsha.3.0 
 10. Zhong, Jilin NE T.3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 ZhaoXu ZHANG
  Shanghai S.
  (221-C-87)
  Avg: 7
 1. Zhang, Shanghai S.7.0 
 2. Xu, Bayi Fubang3.0 
 3. Douthit, Foshan3.0 
 4. Anderson, Shandon.2.0 
 5. Li, Liaoning H.2.0 
 6. Zhu, Beijing Ducks1.0 
 7. Zhang, Shanxi Zh.1.0 
 8. Song, Jiangsu D.1.0 
 9. Zhou, Guandong ST1.0 
 10. Sun, DongGuan L.1.0 


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Zagreb signs NBAer T.J. Ford - by Eurobasket News
T.J. Ford (178-PG-83, college: Texas) will continue his career in Europe. The American point guard signed a deal with Zagreb during the NBA lockout. Ford will join his new teammates during the week. T.J. Ford spent last three seasons with the Indiana Pacers. In the latest one he had 5.3 ppg, 1.9 rpg and 3.3 apg. In 2009/10 season, Ford averaged 10.3 points, 3.2 rebounds and 3.8 assists in 47 games. A year before that he exploded with 15 ppg, 3.5 rpg and 5.3 apg. Before Indiana, T.J. Ford spent two years with Toronto Raptors and three with Milwaukee Bucks. In Zagreb Ford will join his countrymate and former Charlotte Bobcats lottery pick Sean May. Zagreb currently competes in Euroleague and Adriatic league. They will joine Croatian league at latter stage.

Dalibor Bagaric close to Cedevita - by Eurobasket News
According to Croatian media, Dalibor Bagaric (217-C-80, agency: INVICTUS Sports Group) could join Cedevita soon. Reportedly, the Croatian big guy made a progress in contract termination talks with his team Valladolid. Earlier Bagaric already verbally agreed terms with Cedevita. He appeared four times in Liga Endesa this season with Valladolid averaging 5 points and 3.8 rebounds. Dalibor Bagaric split last season between Dubrava and Marousi. With the Greek squad he had 12.2 ppg, 8.2 rpg, 1.6 apg and 1.9 bpg for 23 games in A1. He was named Eurobasket.com Greek A1 League All-Bosmans Team -11. In 2009/10, Bagaric played for Cibona. Before that, he was a member of GMAC Bologna and Girona. Bagaric played for the Croatian NT from 1998 to 2005.

A1 Round 7: Svjetlost - BC Sonic 71:59 - by Marin Stipanic
Croatian A-1 continues and in first game of round 7, BC Svjetlost (Slavonski brod) defeated BC Sonic from Zadar 71:59.

Svjetlost managed to earn 10 points of lead at early beginning of game and half time ended with 33-23 for Svjetlost. In second half time Svjetlost easily controled result and in 4th quarter managed to clinch young team from Zadar. Matija Poscic (207-C-85, college: De Paul) came up with 12 pts and 12 rbs, Matej Karlovic (200-F-89) had the game-high 17 pts and Tomeljak posted 14. Cakarun posted 12 for BC Sonic.


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ROUND 6 - ANALYTICAL STATISTICS and WEEKLY AWARD TO....! - by Dr. Nasios Orinos
Categories - Round 6


1)Top scorer= Carter - Ael = 29 points
2)Top rebounder= Radunovic-Ael =15 rebounds
3)Top assist man= Robinson - Apollon= 9 assists
4)Top stealer= Papadopoulos - Omonoia = 5 steals
5)Most turnovers= Carter-Ael and Makanda-Aek = 6 turnovers
6)Best scoring team in Round 6=Apollon (scored 90 pts)

Highlights and award - Round 6

Important victory for Apoel that beat Etha and is 4-1.

The weekly award goes to Jerome Beasley (209-F/C-80, college: N.Dakota) of Apoel (5 rebounds, 16 points, 2 assists).


Situationals

Scoring >77 in Round 6

Omonoia (scored 78)
Apollon (scored 90)
Ael (scored 86)

The statistical analysis of the 6th week infers that the cut of points scored is placed at 77 points.






Standings - Division B
Division B Standings
Group One
 1. APOP Paphou 2-0 
 2. Anagennises 1-0 
 3. Asteras 1-0 
 4. Achilleas Agrou 1-1 
 5. Athl.Aradippou 0-0 
 6. Argonaftes 0-2 
 7. Athanasiou 0-2 
Group Two
 1. Paralimni 2-0 
 2. Enosis 1-0 
 3. Olympos 1-1 
 4. Zinon 0-0 
 5. Onisilos 0-1 
 6. Doxa 0-2 


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Field's 28 points and 6 rebounds give him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News
26-year old forward Richard Field (196-F-85) put on an amazing game in the last round for second-ranked BC Kolin and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 14.
He had the game-high 28 points adding six rebounds and five assists for BC Kolin in his team's victory, helping them to crush Usti n/Labem (#8, 5-8) with 16-point margin 101-85. BC Kolin is placed at 2nd position in league. They are still close to the very top. BC Kolin would have been even better if they kept winning the games like in the last round. They have a solid 11-2 record. In the team's last game Field had a remarkable 77.8% from 2-point range. It's his second year at BC Kolin and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Mercyhurst College graduate has very impressive stats this year. Field is in league's top in rebounds (9th best: 6.5rpg) and averages solid 59.8% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Bertengeh Gadri-Nicholson (208-C-83) of BK Prostejov. He is American center in his 2nd season at BK Prostejov. In the last game Gadri-Nicholson recorded impressive double-double of 22 points and 10 rebounds. It was enough for BK Prostejov to edge the lower-ranked Levice (#9, 5-8) by 6 points 94-88. BK Prostejov's 3rd position in has not changed. His team lost just two games this season, while they won 11 matches. Gadri-Nicholson is well-known at BK Prostejov and he already established his position as one of the team's leaders.

Third place about best performers goes to guard Keaton Grant (193-G-86) of Levice (#9). Grant got into 30-points club by scoring 32 points in the last round. Despite Grant's great performance Levice lost 88-94 to the higher-ranked BK Prostejov (#3, 11-2). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Levice not to end season at such low position in , however are less than slim as they have already lost 8 games, recording just five victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Grant could try to bring Levice's a little bit higher in the standings. Grant has individually a great season in Czech Republic. After 13 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 19.9ppg (best scorer). He also has 1.3bpg and FGP: 57.4%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Chadwick-Farrell Barnes (190-G-83) of BC Kolin - 12 points, 6 rebounds and 11 assists
5. Travis Peterson (208-C-85) of BK Prostejov - 14 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists
6. James Hughes (211-C-83) of NH Ostrava - 20 points and 6 rebounds
7. Pawel Mroz (215-C-84) of Svitavy - 20 points and 7 rebounds
8. Peter Sedmak (207-C-85) of USK Praha - 23 points and 3 rebounds
9. David Machac (204-F-80) of BC Kolin - 17 points and 4 rebounds
10. Ladislav Pecka (197-F-91) of Plzen - 22 points and 3 rebounds

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


Standings - 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 


Stats Leaders - NBL
Points Per Game
 Keaton GRANT
  Levice
  (193-G-86)
  Avg: 19.9
 1. Grant, Levice19.9 
 2. Sedmak, USK Praha19.2 
 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. Bridgewaters, Inte.16.6 
 10. Hruban, USK Praha16.5 
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.8.5 
 5. Houska, BK Decin7.8 
 6. Meno, Svitavy7.7 
 7. Peterson, BK Prost.6.9 
 8. Hughes, NH Ostrava6.9 
 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, Plzen4.9 
 5. Lawrence, CEZ N.3.5 
 6. George, Svitavy3.4 
 7. McFadden, Usti n.3.3 
 8. Bridgewaters, Inte.3.1 
 9. Ames, BC Kolin3.1 
 10. Hruban, USK Praha3.0 
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. Lowery, Chomutov1.8 
 7. Inge, NH Ostrava1.8 
 8. Grant, Levice1.8 
 9. Ames, BC Kolin1.8 
 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. Mroz, Svitavy0.7 
 9. Houska, BK Decin0.7 
 10. Jelinek, BC Kolin0.7 


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Energy Rally to beat Sioux Falls 97-95 in preseason game - by Eurobasket News
The 2011 NBA D-League Champion Iowa Energy overcame a 12 point 4th quarter deficit to defeat the Sioux Falls Skyforce 97-95 in a preseason game Saturday night.

Sioux Falls led 78-66 after three quarters, but Iowa used timely shooting and tight defense to outscore their conference rivals 31-17 in the final stanza to clinch the victory.

Forward Andrew Drevo (6'8''-F/C-81, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Nebraska) led Iowa with 15 points and 8 rebounds while guard Brandon Ewing (6'2''-G-86, agency: Interperformances, college: Wyoming) added 11 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Reserves Michael Tveidt and Nick Murphy added 11 points each in the win.

The Skyforce were led by Casey Mitchell (6'4''-G-88, college: W.Virginia), who finished with 26 points in including 5 of 7 shooting from 3-point land. Former Energy player Charles Garcia (6'9''-F-88, college: Seattle) added 16 points and 11 rebounds for Sioux Falls.

Iowa made only 3 of 18 shots from behind the 3-point arc on the night, but shot ten more free throws than the Skyforce in the game.

Iowa opens up the regular season Friday night on the road at Canton. The Energy play four road games before returning to Des Moines for the home opener on Saturday, December 3rd.

Courtesy of www.oursportscentral.com


Red Claws reduce training camp roster to 12 - by Eurobasket News
The Maine Red Claws, presented by Quirk Chevrolet, today announced that forwards Jonathan Dupre (6'8''-F-88, college: Pepperdine) and Joshua Jones (6'5''-G/F-88, college: Husson) have been waived by the team. The two players will enter the Available Player Pool and may be signed by any of the sixteen NBA Development League teams after November 28.

'This was an incredibly competitive training camp, and we wish both Josh and Jonathan well,' said Red Claws President and General Manager Jon Jennings. 'We think that Red Claws fans will be happy with the way the team is coming together and the team that hits the court this Friday in Springfield.'



Eleven players remain in the Red Claws training camp:

No. Name Pos. Hgt Wgt College How Acquired

4 Tyc Snow G 5-8 164 Mississippi Valley Tryouts

7 Darren Cooper G 6-4 219 Portland 2011, 5th Round, 66th Overall

10 Kenny Hayes G 6-2 174 Miami (Ohio) 2010 2nd Round, 23rd Overall

12 J.R. Reynolds G 6-3 198 Virginia Tryouts

14 Durrell Summers G 6-5 205 Michigan State 2011, 2nd Round, 24th Overall

21 Alex Harrington F 6-8 200 St. Francis (NY) Tryouts

32 Jamar Abrams G 6-7 201 Eastern Carolina Tryouts

33 Chris Wright F 6-8 220 Dayton 2011 1st Round, 3rd Overall

34 Justin Brownlee F 6-6 219 St. John's Tryouts

42 Mike Tisdale C 7-1 235 Illinois 2011, 2nd Round, 29th Overall

50 Anthony Kent C 6-10 221 Ball State Trade with Fort Wayne

Returning Red Claws guard Paul Harris also remains on the team's roster but has not yet arrived in Maine due to an on-going family matter. All NBA Development League must reduce their roster to ten players by 5 PM on Wednesday, November 23. The Red Claws will tip off the 2011-12 regular season on Friday when they renew their rivalry with the Springfield Armor. The team will then travel to Erie for a game on December 1 before returning to Maine for their home opener on December 3.

Courtesy of www.oursportscentral.com




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Victor Toribio with Double-Double in Chile - by Oscar Peralta
Victor Toribio (198-G/F-82) helped his team optain a good win on the road over the weekend against Valdivia. The game was very close from the start to the but Temuco Basket put a few good runs at the end to seal the game. Toribio finished with 20 points and 13 rebounds to help the club with a major boost after the team was short handed due to injuries. Vadivia's Courtney Nelson (185-G-85, college: William Pater.) and bigman Calvin Clemmons (203-F/C-81, college: Charlotte) also had good games including a game high of 26 rebounds by Clemmons but it wants't enough as Temuco basket won by a score of 92-85.

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Chase Budinger close to Lokomotiv Kuban - by Eurobasket News
Lokomotiv Kuban is close to finalizing the deal with Chase Budinger (201-F-88, college: Arizona). The deal may be announced soon. Chase Budinger spent the last two seasons in the Houston Rockets. Last season the forward averaged 9.8 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game. Lokomotiv Kuban is also negotiating the contract with another NBA player. His name will be disclosed soon.

Vladimir Golubovic leaves Azovmash - by Eurobasket News
Azovmash decided to part ways with Vladimir Golubovic (213-C-86). The Montenegrin centre joined the Ukrainian powerhouse at the start of the season. He tallied 7.4 points, 4.4 boards and 2.0 blocks per game in VTB League. In EuroCup he posted 2 points and 8 rebounds in one game played. Vladimir Golubovic also notched 7.9 points, 4.1 rebounds per Superleague appearance. Last season Vladimir Golubovic spent in Turkey. He played for Banvit. His stats read 11.0 points and 6.3 boards in EuroCup. In TBL he averaged 10.2 points and 5.1 rebounds. Previously Vladimir Golubovic had stints in Slovenia and Serbia. Eurobasket.com named the centre All-Slovenian League Bosman Player of the Year in 2009.

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Zagreb signs NBAer T.J. Ford - by Eurobasket News
T.J. Ford (178-PG-83, college: Texas) will continue his career in Europe. The American point guard signed a deal with Zagreb during the NBA lockout. Ford will join his new teammates during the week. T.J. Ford spent last three seasons with the Indiana Pacers. In the latest one he had 5.3 ppg, 1.9 rpg and 3.3 apg. In 2009/10 season, Ford averaged 10.3 points, 3.2 rebounds and 3.8 assists in 47 games. A year before that he exploded with 15 ppg, 3.5 rpg and 5.3 apg. Before Indiana, T.J. Ford spent two years with Toronto Raptors and three with Milwaukee Bucks. In Zagreb Ford will join his countrymate and former Charlotte Bobcats lottery pick Sean May. Zagreb currently competes in Euroleague and Adriatic league. They will joine Croatian league at latter stage.

Keys To Basketball Athletes Success - Full Encyclopedia - by David Pick
For decades, basketball has been one of the pillars of international sports and its exposure increases daily on countless platforms that have picked up America's prestigious game. The NBA has benefited from enormous international player icons from a mixture of nationalities, from Chinese Yao Ming and French Tony Parker, to Israeli Omri Casspi and the Spanish Gasol brothers. But now the best league in the world temporarily doesnt exist, because of the ongoing lockout. Therefore, many of those same players, including a large number of Americans, were forced to take their talents abroad in search of excitement, site seeing, challenges, a chance to revisit home and most importantly, a source of income.

In order to stay in the loop, fans in search of highlights, Top10 plays, weekly recaps and other related clips, aside from random lockout games hosted by NBA stars, are surfing the net for leagues outside the United States. Yet, for a player, leaving his comfort zone comes with great concerns, foremost among them safety. Athletes interested in playing overseas in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, or any other country can get paid thousands to millions of dollars; but doing some background research before signing on is a must in order to pick up some of the local tricks and activities.

In spite of the heartbreaking news surrounding the tragic death of 23-year-old Chauncey Hardy in Romania, it's simply pure bad luck and by chance that Romania now suffers from a growing negative reputation. Many tourists have been murdered in the process of vacationing; Hardy wasnt murdered for being a basketball player or winning the local derby, but rather because he was messing with and annoying drunks at a local bar. In many countries across Asia, Europe and the Middle East, especially China, Spain and Israel, American athletes are treated like kings, enjoying free/discount meals, luxurious gifts and of course, a variety of local woman.

The NBA's New Orleans Hornets international scout Yarone Arbel circles the globe scouting potential future talents and his insights are crystal clear. 'There are a small and limited number of places around the world you can actually say are questionable or boring, if at all, he says. Every country has its better places and areas you'd want to stay away from, but equally important, every country has its own uniqueness.' From an athlete's perspective, Arbel suggests 'every player's intensions are ending up in a good situation. American players often have a misperception about Europe, thinking its black-and-white, America and Europe. Truth of the matter is, there are huge differences between life and basketball in Sweden, Romania, Serbia and Italy, but to the majority of the players, it's all known as Europe. Not everyone is lucky to be signed with big agencies, so it's very important that a player, his agent or both have an inside man or a consultant, who can shed light on a situation and deliver significant information.'

NBAers hooping in China including J.R. Smith, Kenyon Martin, Stephon Marbury, Josh Powell, Wilson Chandler, Quincy Douby and Alan Anderson. Along with local star Yi Jianlian, they enjoy a royal lifestyle of fame, massages, massive condos and top-notch technology, despite the reputation of Chinese basketball. Americans coming to China for several years now or simply because of the lockout are making ridiculous salaries over a short period of time, and signing endorsement contracts (see Marbury's 'Starbury' shoe line). Nevertheless, as J.R. Smith experienced recently, there are a number of social networking issues to face while playing in the CBA. Twitter? Facebook? YouTube? Say goodbye to all of that, because in China, it's politically forbidden. One can only imagine how many more YouTube hits Blake Griffin's facial on Timofey Mozgov would have. Also, the sportsmanship of Chinese basketball definitely raises some eyebrows. After it apologized for a massive brawl against Brazil, the sports world witnessed another Chinese eruption, as a repeat 'went down' in a game between a Chinese professional club and Georgetown University, deteriorating into an open fist fight and exchanges of kicks and thrown chairs, as players from both benches charged onto the court.



EuroleagueAlan Anderson
, who begins his fifth professional season abroad, enjoys an elite class status after winning titles with two of Europe's biggest organizations, Maccabi Tel-Aviv and FC Barcelona. Anderson, enjoying a royal treatment while hooping in China for the first time, is sitting on a monstrous contract. Knowing the risks involved in overseas ball, he advises the young generation to 'focus on playing in Israel or Spain if you're interested in progressing and getting recognition.' Prior to Anderson's European success, he played with the Charlotte Bobcats, so it's no secret that once the lockout ends and Alan's season in China is over, he would be a definite contender for making the Bobcats' roster again. 'The best place to play outside of the NBA is either in Israel with Maccabi Tel-Aviv or for Barcelona in Spain,' Anderson says. 'Israel is known for its amazing weather, great restaurants and crazy night life accompanied by fluent English speaking residents, making it the closest place you'll get to America.'

'FC Barcelona is another great club that is known to be one of the best organizations outside the NBA. It has great practice and game facilities, noteworthy treatment and you almost feel like you're playing for the Lakers in LA. It has first class everything from food, woman and vehicles, to clubs and parties,' added Anderson, who was named last season's Spanish cup final-four MVP.


Maccabi Rishon Le-ZionJoe Crawford, who flirted with the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers and N.Y. Knicks before finishing last season in China, is now hooping in Israel, showing huge scoring and leadership abilities. 'After playing in Beijing, China, this year will be my first full-season overseas. I was lucky enough to play and live in a city like Beijing, because it's very modern as opposed to other Chinese cities that are more rural, and can be extremely tough for an American to adjust to. Either way, no matter what team you play for, the salary will be great.'

Europe might not be best fit for everyone, though. Israeli, Greek and Lithuanian fans dont usually provoke athletes with ugly racist remarks, but every once in a while one may come across an unattractive immature comment. One player who's been dealing with racism is Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson, who recently tweeted about racist remarks while playing for Lithuania's Zalgiris Kaunas. In countries like China and Serbia, meanwhile, players may find it hard to communicate with affiliated team members or chat with local residents; in China, J.R. Smith was assigned a personal full-time translator. Others began a trend that has developed over recent years where athletes come overseas accompanied by family and friends. Players tend to feel lonely, isolated and not every environment is 100% friendly. When you're 6,000 miles away from home in a freezing long winter climate, a life companion or simply a pal can come in handy, especially in terms of watching your back.


Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem'For me safety is a matter of self-responsibility and knowing to avoid certain situations,' D.J. Strawberry says. 'When I was in Italy I brought my boy out to make things easier. Of course it was nice having someone you're close with, but at the same time, they become a distraction and your mind shifts from what's important. When we're in practice theyre chilling, and don't do much all day long, so of course they'd want to go clubbing, and you become tempted to hop on the bandwagon. Eventually you'll realize they're only a distraction from what you're really there to do -- play basketball.'

The Middle East is known for its easy lifestyle transition for players. From Israel's flashy nightlife and English native speakers to Iran's Burger King, McDonalds and KFC, the only terrifying yet amusing scene you'll come across is the image of young soldiers carrying machine guns on street corners. From a financial aspect, many eastern teams are facing money-related issues and players aren't getting paid, but basketball still manages to thrive and local teams clinch European titles.

Strawberry, son of former legendary baseball player Darryl Strawberry, played pro ball in Italy and Lithuania, and currently in Israel, explains the pros and cons he considers and what he avoids before signing overseas. 'I was fortunate to play in three great basketball countries, Israel being the best and most comfortable by far, he says. I usually do some research on a country and team before I head out there. Try to focus on what leagues the team plays in, other players on the roster etc.'

One of the extreme European cases involving basketball players and late night fights surprisingly involved Maccabi Tel-Aviv, twice. Former center D'or Fischer was jumped by three Israelis at a club after the locals failed to 'pick up' Fischer's girlfriend. Fischer tried to calm the men down but they left him with facial scars and stitches. The other tale involved Chicago native and current Detroit Pistons point guard Will Bynum. The Chi-town athlete who played two years in Israel before returning to the NBA was suspected of running over a man after a nightclub brawl. Yet, Bynum claims being unaware of hitting anyone and after spending the night behind bars, he was released from custody. The former Chicago Bulls' fourth NBA Draft pick, Marcus Fizer, Bynum's teammate at the time, didnt quite understand why Bynum was in the crisis to begin with, telling the media that while wishing his teammate well, he was 'surprised and saddened that a professional athlete would be partying until the early hours of the morning, rather than resting at home.'

'It's cool to go clubbing every once in a while, but you can't expect to stay on your feet and perform at a high level when your distracted by friends,' Strawberry said. 'I'm not concerned about safety when I play abroad because anything can happen anywhere. Also in the U.S. there's violence and unfortunate sport related incidents. I try to live a professional life, but some things just aren't in our hands.'

However, Crawford thinks that 'making the decision to go abroad is very individual,' and 'a lot of it depends on what and where a player's career is currently at.' Regardless, before making any decision of going overseas, one should do some basic research, looking up the city and team he might join. 'It's important to weigh the positives and negatives of every situation. This year I'm playing for Rishon Lezion in Israel, which is probably the easiest place for any American. Everyone speaks English and based on my experience thus far, the basketball level is very competitive and the coaches are really open to the American style of basketball. The downside of European places? The one game a week can be tough at times, but if you remain focused, your career can have a tremendous upside.'


APA skilled and proven NBA point guard who's figuring out the pluses and minuses of life in Serbia and European basketball is Acie Law. 'It's definitely been an adjustment from playing in the NBA, especially the floor spacing, but it's a decision I'm glad I've made,' he says. One of the key factors to Law's adjustment and success are his wife and daughter, who've joined the ride. 'So far, my wife is enjoying it here and they treat my daughter like she's a Kardashian, so that eases things up a bit.'

Despite the presence of his family, Law is suffering from what most Americans fear while hooping overseas, 'lacking the 'luxury' presence of another American and an English-speaking teammate.'

In conclusion, doing your homework, homework and homework again apparently does come in handy (man those teachers are smart). Ask a friend who played in the country you are thinking of going to. Consult local agents and/or journalists about anything that comes to mind. Europe is divided into many large countries, each with its own unique economical status and life styles, and their basketball levels are worlds apart. Oh, and last but not least, there definitely is life in Kazakhstan beyond Borat.

Follow David Pick on Twitter: @DubiPick





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KORISLIIGA: Pyrinto back on own level - by Rauno Hurmalainen
Korisliiga, round 12: Pyrinto (Tampere) and Torpan Pojat (Helsinki) playing their game # 12 this season, when meeting tonight in Tampere. After three quarters and 10 lead changes it was a 2-point-game (62-60), but visitor ToPo (7-5) got tired and Pyrinto (8-4) won 88-76 (44-44). Quarters: 20-16, 24-28, 18-16, 26-16. Pyrinto's three American players were on own level, Pyrinto was on own level. Damon Williams (201-F-73, college: Colorado St.-Pueblo) - Kenneth Lowe (192-G-80, college: Purdue) - Antwine Williams (192-F-75, agency: Prossin Sports Management, college: N.Colorado) combined 64 points. ToPo has only two American players and Head Coach Tomi Kaminen was also missing Kimmo Muurinen and Timo Heinonen who DNP. Chase Griffin (188-G-83, college: Pepperdine) netted game high 30pts.
Pyrinto - ToPo 88-76 (44-44). (Damon Williams 24/6a, Kenneth Lowe 22/5a, Antwine Williams 18/11 - Chase Griffin 30, Sad Niskanen 15, Jonathan Heard 14/7. A: 958).




Abdullah's double-double lands him 1st Division Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News
27-year old guard Bilal Abdullah (196-G-84) put on an amazing game in the last round for SayRi and receives a Eurobasket.com 1st Division Player of the Week award for round 8.
He had a double-double of 32 points and 13 rebounds, while his team beat ToPo Akatemia (#12, 1-8) 98-90. The game rather meaningless between the teams, which do not have any influence on the top of the standings in . SayRi is placed at 9th position in 1st Division. Too late to salvage the team, which is currently ranked such low. They already lost 5 games and recorded just two victories. Abdullah turned to be SayRi's top player in his first season with the team. Lafayette College graduate has very impressive stats this year. Abdullah is in league's top in points (8th best: 20.3ppg), assists (9th best: 3.0apg) and averages solid 60.7% FGP. Worth to mention Abdullah played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball.

Second best performed player last round was Eze Andrews (201-F/C-83, agency: Court Side) of Ura Basket. He is Trinidad and Tobago forward in his first season at Ura Basket. In the last game Andrews recorded impressive double-double of 28 points and 11 rebounds. Of course he lead Ura Basket to another comfortable win 106-89 over the lower-ranked Jyvaskyla (#11, 1-8) being unquestionably team leader. This victory allowed Ura Basket to move up to 6th position in . His team lost some distance to top teams. But 4-4 record is not bad and everything may still change. Andrews is a newcomer at Ura Basket and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to guard Walter Baxley (191-G-84) of Lapua (#7). Baxley got into 30-points club by scoring 46 points in the last round. He went also for twelve rebounds . He was a key player of Lapua, leading his team to a 124-121overtime win against Huima (4-4). Lapua needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams in . Their record at this point is 4 victories and 4 lost games. Baxley has a great season in Finland. After only 8 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 28.4ppg (best scorer).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Eric Williams (198-F-85) of Lapua - 38 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Jason Stamper (200-F/C-85) of Pyrinto II - 29 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Lionel Green (196-G/F-84) of Ura Basket - 23 points, 12 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Julius Rajala (200-F-94) of ToPo Akatemia - 23 points and 10 rebounds
8. Brian Moultrie (198-C/F-87) of Oulun NMKY - 15 points, 14 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Tuomas Viertola (196-F-90) of Huima - 25 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists
10. Kenneth Cooper (208-C-87) of SayRi - 19 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists

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


Korisliiga round 14 best performance: Lawrence Hamm - by Eurobasket News
American forward Lawrence Hamm (198-F-84, agency: Court Side) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for LrNMKY, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 14.
The 27-year old player had a double-double of 29 points and 13 rebounds, while his team outclassed Kouvot (#6, 6-7) with 26-point margin 82-56. LrNMKY maintains the 10th position in Finnish Korisliiga. LrNMKY is currently ranked second from the bottom. They need more victories to improve their 4-8 record. In the team's last game Hamm had a remarkable 69.2% from 2-point range. He turned to be LrNMKY's top player in his first season with the team. Lawrence Hamm averages this season 16.9ppg and 6.7rpg.

The second best player in last round's games was 27-year old American Tim Blue (205-F-84) of KTP. Blue had a very good evening with a double-double of 35 points and 20 rebounds. Bad luck as KTP lost that game 71-102 to the higher-ranked Kauhajoki (#3, 9-4). KTP is still second from the bottom in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 4-8 record. Blue is a newcomer at KTP, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 20.0ppg (#3). He also registered 10.9 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was American forward John Fields (205-F-88) of Salon Vilpas (#8). Fields scored 16 points and grabbed fourteen rebounds (!!!). Despite Fields' great performance Salon Vilpas lost 69-73 to the higher-ranked Kataja (#2, 9-3). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Salon Vilpas not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 8 games, recording just five victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Fields could try to bring Salon Vilpas' a little bit higher in the standings. Fields has individually a great season in Finland. After 13 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 14.3rpg (#1 in league). He also has 2.7bpg and FGP: 62.3%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Martin Zeno (196-G-85) of Nilan Bisons - 25 points and 9 rebounds
5. Jared Newson (195-G/F-84) of Kataja - 17 points, 13 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Shawn Vanzant (183-PG-88) of Korihait - 25 points and 3 rebounds
7. Malik Moore (192-G-77) of Namika Lahti - 19 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Kelly Beidler (199-F-88) of Kauhajoki - 15 points and 10 rebounds
9. Cory Johnson (200-F-88) of Korihait - 21 points and 8 rebounds
10. Ryan McDade (201-F-80) of Nilan Bisons - 10 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists

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


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


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. Nofflet, Oulun N.23.4 
 5. Williams, Lapua23.4 
 6. Reed, Lapua21.3 
 7. Henderson, Porvoo.21.0 
 8. Abdullah, SayRi20.3 
 9. Green, Ura Basket20.3 
 10. Harjula, Pyrinto19.9 
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. Britton, Huima10.1 
 7. Green, Ura Basket10.1 
 8. Coleman, FoKoPo10.0 
 9. Nofflet, Oulun N.9.1 
 10. Andrews, Ura B.8.9 
Assists Per Game
 Sami IKAVALKO
  FoKoPo
  (188-G-89)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Ikavalko, FoKoPo5.5 
 2. Henderson, Porvoo.5.0 
 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. Little, Porvoon2.0 
 5. Reed, Lapua2.0 
 6. King, Porvoon2.0 
 7. Nieminen, SayRi1.9 
 8. Williams, Lapua1.9 
 9. Vanjoki, Tapiolan.1.9 
 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. Laitinen, Tapiol.1.1 
 5. Pulkkinen, Pyrin.1.0 
 6. Townes, BC Nokia1.0 
 7. Cooper, SayRi0.9 
 8. Mattila, Pyrin.0.8 
 9. Dolenc, Tapiolan.0.7 
 10. Still, Porvoon Ta.0.6 


Stats Leaders - Korisliiga
Points Per Game
 Martin ZENO
  Nilan Bisons
  (196-G-85)
  Avg: 23.2
 1. Zeno, Nilan Bisons23.2 
 2. Holloway, Salon V.21.6 
 3. Blue, KTP20.0 
 4. Beidler, Kauhajoki19.3 
 5. Ivey, Nilan Bisons19.0 
 6. Williams, Pyrinto18.9 
 7. Brooks, Namika L.18.9 
 8. Tiedeman, LrNM.18.3 
 9. Newson, Kataja18.0 
 10. Johnson, Korihait17.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 John FIELDS
  Salon Vilpas
  (205-F-88)
  Avg: 14.3
 1. Fields, Salon Vilp.14.3 
 2. Blue, KTP10.9 
 3. Beidler, Kauhajoki9.5 
 4. Williams, Pyrinto8.7 
 5. Zeno, Nilan Bisons8.7 
 6. Hairston, Salon V.8.7 
 7. McDade, Nilan B.8.7 
 8. Newson, Kataja8.6 
 9. Nikkila, Pyrinto8.4 
 10. Heard, ToPo7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Petri VIRTANEN
  Kataja
  (183-G-80)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Virtanen, Kataja5.3 
 2. Williams, Pyrinto4.8 
 3. Walker, Kataja4.4 
 4. Ivey, Nilan Bisons4.4 
 5. Sarcevic, KTP4.2 
 6. Hannah, Kauhajoki4.1 
 7. Haynes, LrNM.3.8 
 8. Vuori, Kauhajoki3.6 
 9. Vanzant, Korihait3.5 
 10. Moore, Korihait3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Antwine WILLIAMS
  Pyrinto
  (192-F-75)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Williams, Pyrinto2.9 
 2. Moore, Korihait2.6 
 3. Sten, Kataja2.3 
 4. Sarcevic, KTP2.2 
 5. Beidler, Kauhajoki2.2 
 6. Newson, Kataja2.0 
 7. Brooks, Namika L.1.9 
 8. Haynes, LrNM.1.8 
 9. Jordan, Kouvot1.8 
 10. Holloway, Salon V.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 John FIELDS
  Salon Vilpas
  (205-F-88)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Fields, Salon Vilp.2.7 
 2. Beidler, Kauhajoki2.2 
 3. Hairston, Salon V.1.3 
 4. Jones, Nilan Bisons1.1 
 5. Zeno, Nilan Bisons1.0 
 6. Price, Kataja0.9 
 7. Nikkila, Pyrinto0.9 
 8. Newson, Kataja0.8 
 9. McDade, Nilan B.0.8 
 10. Bell, KTP0.7 


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Stats Leaders - N1
Points Per Game
 Jahsha BLUNTT
  Orchy
  (198-G-84)
  Avg: 18.7
 1. Bluntt, Orchy18.7 
 2. Belser, Charleville18.6 
 3. Pridotkas, Brest18.3 
 4. Bichard, St Quentin18.1 
 5. Almanson, Challans18.0 
 6. Merie, Chartres17.2 
 7. Horton, Blois16.7 
 8. Kaunisto, Blois16.4 
 9. Thomas, Roche16.4 
 10. Pearson, Angers B.16.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ville KAUNISTO
  Blois
  (204-F-82)
  Avg: 11.9
 1. Kaunisto, Blois11.9 
 2. Jaiteh, CFBB10.1 
 3. Caskill, Cognac9.3 
 4. Pearson, Angers B.9.1 
 5. Sanborn, Lievin9.1 
 6. Pridotkas, Brest8.9 
 7. Aubry, Montbrison8.3 
 8. Mendy, Lievin8.1 
 9. Vounang, Brest7.8 
 10. Belser, Charlevil.7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Johan RATHIEUVILLE
  Brest
  (177-G-85)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Rathieuville, Brest6.7 
 2. Calvez, Charleville5.9 
 3. Brochard, Blois5.8 
 4. Daube, Le Puy5.7 
 5. Barbry, Orchy5.3 
 6. Dessart, Lievin4.6 
 7. Godin, Cognac4.6 
 8. Ball, St Quentin4.3 
 9. Berquier, Chartres4.1 
 10. Cortey, Clermont3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Damien PISTRE
  Charleville
  (190-G-83)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Pistre, Charleville2.3 
 2. Calvez, Charleville2.2 
 3. Cretaux, Lievin2.1 
 4. Bassine, Sorgues2.1 
 5. Bigote, Cognac2.0 
 6. Toto N''Kote, Roche2.0 
 7. Dessart, Lievin1.9 
 8. Kaunisto, Blois1.8 
 9. Moupegnou, Cognac1.7 
 10. Gourari, Rueil1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Abdoulaye N''DIAYE
  Souffel
  (210-C/F-84)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. N''Diaye, Souffel1.9 
 2. Caskill, Cognac1.8 
 3. Alingue, Souffel1.7 
 4. Morin, CFBB1.1 
 5. Mendy, Lievin1.1 
 6. Jaiteh, CFBB1.1 
 7. Borval, Le Puy1.0 
 8. Diame, Rueil0.9 
 9. Casseus, Angers B.0.9 
 10. Ipouck, Chartres0.9 


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


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


Stats Leaders - ProB
Points Per Game
 David DENAVE
  St Vallier
  (195-SG-85)
  Avg: 19.4
 1. Denave, St Vallier19.4 
 2. McCray, Boulogne19.0 
 3. Davis, Le Portel18.6 
 4. Milbourne, Limoges18.5 
 5. Sonko, Bourg17.1 
 6. James, Denain17.0 
 7. Gay, Fos Ouest16.9 
 8. Clark, Fos Ouest16.3 
 9. Paelay, Quimper16.3 
 10. Barro, Bourg16.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Christophe MASSIE
  Limoges
  (206-C/F-77)
  Avg: 12.3
 1. Massie, Limoges12.3 
 2. Wood, Evreux11.1 
 3. Rossiter, Denain9.5 
 4. Badiane, Antibes9.3 
 5. Allen, Antibes9.1 
 6. Daniels, Chalons-.8.9 
 7. Barro, Bourg8.5 
 8. Brown, Maurienne8.5 
 9. Monroe, Boulazac8.1 
 10. Osby, Maurienne8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Ronnie TAYLOR
  Le Portel
  (188-PG-81)
  Avg: 7
 1. Taylor, Le Portel7.0 
 2. Copeland, Bourg6.6 
 3. Sauret, Lille5.3 
 4. Denave, St Vallier5.3 
 5. Darnauzan, Mauri.5.0 
 6. Poupet, Rouen4.9 
 7. Choquet, Fos Ouest4.8 
 8. Fergerson, Nantes4.8 
 9. Gomis, Limoges4.6 
 10. Rowland, Evreux4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Armand CHARLES
  Nantes
  (193-SF-83)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Charles, Nantes2.9 
 2. James, Denain2.9 
 3. McCray, Boulogne2.8 
 4. Shiloh, St Vallier2.8 
 5. Flowers, Vichy2.5 
 6. Taylor, Le Portel2.4 
 7. Atamna, Fos Ouest2.3 
 8. Paelay, Quimper2.1 
 9. Marshall, Lille2.1 
 10. Denave, St Vallier2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Sherman GAY
  Fos Ouest
  (201-PF-82)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Gay, Fos Ouest2.3 
 2. Badiane, Antibes1.6 
 3. Prowell, St Vallier1.5 
 4. Daniels, Chalons-.1.4 
 5. Barro, Bourg1.1 
 6. Taccoen, Lille1.0 
 7. Ford, Bordeaux1.0 
 8. Massie, Limoges1.0 
 9. Aka, Vichy1.0 
 10. Charles, Nantes0.9 


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  FYR MACEDONIA   


Todor Gecevski signs with MZT Skopje - by Eurobasket News
Todor Gecevski (209-C-77, agency: Interperformances) signed a deal with MZT Skopje. There were some rumors that he already agreed with Levski Sophia, but at the end the experienced center appeared in jersey of the Skopje team last weekend. He had 14 points and 8 rebounds against Torus. MZT lost that game 67-60. One thing is clear - Gecevski recovered from arm injury, which he suffered during the EuroBasket in Lithuania. Todor Gecevski appeared 6 times in Lithuania before the injury. He had 9 ppg and 4.3 rpg. FYROM made huge surprise and reached Semifinals. Todor Gechevski spent last two seasons with PAOK Thessaloniki. In the latest one he had 10.3 ppg and 6.2 rpg in 34 Greek league games. He also added 8.8 ppg and 5.8 rpg for six games in EuroCup. Before PAOK, Gechevski played for Zadar.

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  GEORGIA   


Geogian Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Lasha PARGHALAVA
  Sokhu.
  (191-G-87)
  Avg: 27
 1. Parghalava, Sokhu.27.0 
 2. Carter, Dinamo T.26.0 
 3. Patsatsia, Sokhumi26.0 
 4. Kreps, MIA Tbilisi23.2 
 5. Chikviladze, Samed.20.7 
 6. Niniashvili, TSU T.19.0 
 7. Gay, Sokhumi18.5 
 8. Beruashvili, STU T.18.0 
 9. Khmelidze, Rustavi17.6 
 10. Sljuka, Olympus17.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Keyon CARTER
  Dinamo T.
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 17
 1. Carter, Dinamo T.17.0 
 2. Patsatsia, Sokhumi12.2 
 3. Machaladze, STU T.11.2 
 4. Milutinovic, Olymp.11.2 
 5. Gay, Sokhumi10.5 
 6. Shermadini, TSU T.10.0 
 7. Antadze, STU T.9.2 
 8. Bekauri, Samedicino8.8 
 9. Keshelava, Batumi8.6 
 10. Niniashvili, TSU8.4 
Assists Per Game
 Giorgi GAMQRELIDZE
  Olympus
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 8
 1. Gamqrelidze, Olymp.8.0 
 2. Artsividze, Rustavi6.8 
 3. Gaines, Armia6.2 
 4. Parghalava, Sokhu.5.8 
 5. Chitashvili, TSU T.5.8 
 6. Mikeladze, Batumi5.4 
 7. Tsekvava, Kutaisi4.8 
 8. Gaprindashvi., Sok.4.7 
 9. Patsatsia, Sokhumi4.5 
 10. Gay, Sokhumi4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Nika RAMISHVILI
  Batumi
  (181-G-94)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Ramishvili, Batumi3.4 
 2. Beruashvili, STU T.2.8 
 3. Kokhreidze, TSU T.2.8 
 4. Chachanidze, Rust.2.6 
 5. Gay, Sokhumi2.5 
 6. Chitashvili, TSU T.2.5 
 7. Gaines, Armia2.4 
 8. Sanadze, Dinamo T.2.2 
 9. Thomas, Armia2.0 
 10. Antadze, STU T.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Ilija MILUTINOVIC
  Olympus
  (213-C-88)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Milutinovic, Olymp.2.2 
 2. Bekauri, Samedicino2.0 
 3. Beruashvili, STU T.1.8 
 4. Machaladze, STU T.1.8 
 5. Atuashvili, Sokhumi1.7 
 6. Toudjani, MIA T.1.7 
 7. Kjellbom, Armia1.6 
 8. Tsirekidze, Kutaisi1.5 
 9. Berishvili, Olympus1.4 
 10. Carter, Dinamo T.1.3 


CIS Round 6 results and stats - by Eurobasket News
There were just 6 rounds played in Regular Season of CIS and we can clearly see which teams will fight for top positions and which will try to avoid bottom places. The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with few extra overtimes, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Stingers as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Stingers defeated 3rd ranked Rouge et Or in Montreal, QC 88-72. Rouge et Or was trailing by 4 points at halftime but managed to get 2-point lead after three quarters before a 28-10 charge of Stingers, which allowed them to win the game. They dominated down low during the game scoring 46 of its points in the paint compared to Rouge et Or's 24. Stingers forced 27 Rouge et Or turnovers. It was a good game for guard Decee Krah (180) who led his team to a victory with 22 points. Forward Evens Laroche (193) contributed with 16 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists and 7 steals for the winners. Stingers' coach John Dore used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Guard Xavier Baribeau (175-87) replied with 19 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for Rouge et Or. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with UQAM. Rouge et Or at the other side keeps the third place with two games lost. They share the position with Cape Breton and McGill. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 6: TWU lost to undefeated UBC on the road 70-103. Victoria won against TRU on its own court 84-76. Lethbridge unfortunately lost to Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, SK 65-74. Brandon managed to beat Manitoba at home 98-91. Winless UBC Okanagan was crushed by UFV on the opponent's court 108-63. Carleton smashed Windsor in a home game 95-66. Winless Queen's lost to Waterloo on the road 70-79. Winnipeg were outscored by Alberta on its own court 56-84. McMaster rolled over Laurentian in Hamilton, ON 99-70. Guelph defeated Toronto Univ. at home 89-71. Ryerson lost to undefeated Lakehead on the opponent's court 54-95. Ottawa destroyed Western in a home game 84-57. Winless RMC lost to undefeated Laurier on the road 72-130. Cape Breton rolled over Dalhousie on its own court 97-74. UPEI defeated Memorial in Charlottetown, PEI 93-83. Acadia smashed New Brunsw. at home 80-54.
The most impressive performance of 6th round was 33 points (!!!), 10 rebounds and 7 assists by Manock Lual of UPEI.


UBC - TWU 103-70

No shocking result in a game when top-ranked Thunderbirds (4-0) crushed 7th ranked Spartans (2-4) in Vancouver, BC 103-70 on Saturday. Thunderbirds dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to Spartans' 44. Thunderbirds forced 29 Spartans turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. Spartans were plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for international point guard Nathan Yu (189-89) who led his team to a victory with 21 points, 5 rebounds, 9 assists and 4 steals. Swingman Kamar Burke (196-86) contributed with 7 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. Four Thunderbirds players scored in double figures. Guard Sean Peter (191) replied with 21 points and 6 rebounds and forward Evens Laroche (193) added 12 points in the effort for Spartans. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Thunderbirds have a solid four-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with 4 other teams. Loser Spartans dropped to the eighth place with four games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
UBC: N.Yu 21+5reb+9ast, T.Nixon 15+5reb, M.Williams 15+2reb+3ast, D.Plumb 12+1ast, G.Bath 10+3reb+1ast, K.Burke 7+13reb+3ast
TWU: S.Peter 21+6reb, W.Mallory 12+3reb, J.Bakuteka 8+1reb+4ast, K.Osborne 6+3reb, L.Sauciuc 5+1reb, C.Westbrook 5+2reb
gschID: 155644


Victoria - TRU 84-76

Very expected game when 8th ranked Wolfpack (2-4) lost to top-ranked Vikies (6-0) in Victoria, BC 76-84 on Saturday. The game without a history. Vikies led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. It was a good game for guard Ryan Mackinnon (193-89) who led his team to a victory with 22 points and 5 assists. Michael Acheampong contributed with 17 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Four Vikies players scored in double figures. Justin King replied with 25 points and 9 rebounds (went 9 for 9 at the free throw line !!!) and guard Kevin Pribilsky (180) added 16 points and 4 assists in the effort for Wolfpack. Vikies have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 6-0 record. Wolfpack lost third consecutive game. They keep the eighth place with four games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Victoria: R.Mackinnon 22+4reb+5ast, M.Acheampong 17+5reb+5ast, M.Berg 16+7reb+1ast, Z.Andrus 10+3reb+4ast, T.Evans 8+1reb+2ast, R.Pribilsky 6+2reb+2ast
TRU: J.King 25+9reb+1ast, K.Pribilsky 16+4ast, A.Pierre 11+5reb+3ast, C.Kok 9+3reb+1ast, B.Parker 7+1reb+1ast, W.Ondrik 6+5reb+1ast
gschID: 155645


Saskatchewan - Lethbridge 74-65

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams when sixth ranked Huskies (3-2) won against 5th ranked Pronghorn (3-3) in Saskatoon, SK 74-65 on Saturday. The game without a history. Huskies led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 26-of-34 free shots (76.5 percent) during the game. Pronghorn was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for guard Duncan Jones (196) who led his team to a victory with 26 points. International forward Michael Lieffers (203-87) contributed with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. Forward Dominyc Coward (198) replied with 18 points and 7 rebounds and Morgan Duce added 11 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Pronghorn. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Huskies moved-up to fifth place. Loser Pronghorn dropped to the sixth position with three games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Saskatchewan: D.Jones 26+4reb, M.Lieffers 13+13reb, C.Unsworth 9+7reb, E.Ostertag 9+1reb+1ast, B.Baker 8+2reb+2ast, P.Lomuro 4+2reb+1ast
Lethbridge: D.Coward 18+7reb+3ast, L.Reiter 12+2reb, M.Duce 11+5reb, D.Waldner 8+2reb+2ast, D.Cooper 4+5reb+1ast, N.Kovac 4+3reb+1ast
gschID: 155641


Brandon - Manitoba 98-91

There was a minor upset when 11th ranked Bisons (2-4) lost to thirteenth ranked Bobcats (2-4) in Brandon, MB 91-98 on Saturday. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Bisons won third quarter 27-25. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Bobcats made 23-of-28 free shots (82.1 percent) during the game. They also forced 22 Bisons turnovers. It was a good game for Ilarion Bonhomme who led his team to a victory with 28 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists. Emerick Ravier contributed with 17 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Bobcats' coach Gil Cheung allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Guard Jonar Huertas (183) replied with 31 points and American guard Stephan Walton (175-87, college: Valdosta St.) added 18 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists in the effort for Bisons. Four Bobcats and five Bisons players scored in double figures. Bobcats moved-up to eighth place, which they share with 5 other teams including defeated Bisons. Bobcats will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Brandon: I.Bonhomme 28+5reb+9ast, K.Vince 18+4reb, E.Ravier 17+9reb+5ast, A.Mounir 15+5reb+1ast, P.Matulu 8+4reb, E.Schippers 6+5reb
Manitoba: J.Huertas 31+2reb+2ast, S.Walton 18+8reb+6ast, K.Sansregret 15+4reb+1ast, B.Speer 11+8reb, K.Oliver 11+6reb+3ast, T.Draward 3+2reb
gschID: 155642


UFV - UBC Okanagan 108-63

Everything went according to plan when second ranked Cascades (5-1) outplayed bottom-ranked Heat (0-4) in Abbotsford, BC 108-63 on Saturday. The game without a history. Cascades led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They shot 64.4 percent from the field. Cascades outrebounded Heat 34-20 including 25 on the defensive glass. They shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 66.7 percentage. Heat was plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for forward Jasper Moedt (203) who led his team to a victory with 18 points and 5 rebounds. Guard Samuel Freeman (191) contributed with 14 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Four Cascades players scored in double figures. Yassine Ghomari replied with 24 points and 4 assists and Julian Asselstine added 10 points in the effort for Heat. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Cascades have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 5-1 record having just -3 point less than leader Concordia. Loser Heat still closes the standings with four games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
UFV: J.Moedt 18+5reb, J.Friesen 17+4reb, K.Grewal 15+6reb, S.Freeman 14+6reb+2ast, J.Blackman 12+1reb, M.James 10+1reb
UBC Okanagan: Y.Ghomari 24+4ast, J.Asselstine 10+1reb+1ast, B.Macdonald 7+2reb+2ast, S.Morrison 6+2reb, M.Roth 4, I.Con 3+2reb+1ast
gschID: 155643


Carleton - Windsor 95-66

There was no surprise when 7th ranked Lancers (2-2) were outleveled by top-ranked Ravens (4-0) in Ottawa, ON 95-66 on Saturday. The game without a history. Ravens led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. It was a good game for international forward Tyson Hinz (199-91) who led his team to a victory with 23 points. International guard Philip Scrubb (194-92) contributed with 14 points and 8 assists for the winners. Four Ravens players scored in double figures. International forward Lien Phillip (203-89) replied with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and guard Enrico Diloreto (186-90) added 19 points in the effort for Lancers. 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 four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 4-0 record, which they share with 4 other teams. Loser Lancers 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:
Carleton: T.Hinz 23+4reb+2ast, E.Thompson 14+6reb+3ast, K.Churchill 14+4reb, P.Scrubb 14+4reb+8ast, T.Scrubb 8+5reb, D.Penner 7+6reb
Windsor: L.Phillip 19+11reb+4ast, E.Diloreto 19+2reb+1ast, J.Collins 16+3reb, J.McQueen 5+3reb, R.Osuntola 5+1reb+1ast, R.Christie 2+2reb
gschID: 155637


Waterloo - Queen's 79-70

There was a small surprise when sixth ranked Warriors (3-1) beat bottom-ranked Golden Gaels (0-4) in Waterloo, ON 79-70 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 22-11 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. It was a good game for guard Cam McIntyre (191-87) who led his team to a victory with 25 points. Guard Wayne Bridge (188-90) contributed with 13 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Four Warriors players scored in double figures. Forward Nikola Misljencevic (196) replied with 28 points and 5 rebounds and guard Ryan Golden (183) added 13 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Golden Gaels. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Warriors have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Golden Gaels still closes the standings with four games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Waterloo: C.McIntyre 25+4reb+3ast, A.Melbourne 16+2ast, W.Bridge 13+5reb+4ast, M.Wright 10+4reb+3ast, Z.Angelini 7+4reb+2ast, B.Smith 6+8reb
Queen's: N.Misljencevic 28+5reb+2ast, R.Golden 13+9reb+1ast, A.Weatherill 10+6reb+2ast, M.Simpson 6+5reb+1ast, B.Burgesson 6+5reb, M.Baker 2
gschID: 155638


Regina - Calgary 93-91 OT

Regina needed overtime to beat Calgary 93:91 as Gareau erupted with 26 points and 16 rebounds.
Top scorers:
Regina: P.Gareau 26+16reb+2ast, G.Childerhose 15+7reb, S.Nostedt 14+5reb+2ast, J.Janotta 12+8reb+11ast, B.Hebert 12+3reb+4ast, C.Burns 8+6reb
Calgary: K.Milburn 27+4reb+2ast, A.McGuinness 21+3reb+2ast, J.Wolfram 17+11reb+1ast, T.Fidler 12+8reb, J.Owen-Thomas 8+7reb+3ast, D.Reding 4+2reb
gschID: 155639


Winnipeg - Alberta 56-84

Very expected game when 9th ranked Wesmen (2-4) was smashed by fourth ranked Golden Bears (4-2) in Winnipeg, MB 84-56 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Golden Bears. Wesmen was better in second period 18-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 24-of-29 free shots (82.8 percent) during the game. It was a great shooting night for Golden Bears especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 57.1 percentage. Wesmen was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for international guard Jordan Baker (192-91, college: Utah Valley) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 30 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists. Swingman Daniel Ferguson (191, college: Valdosta St.) contributed with 22 points (went 9 for 9 at the free throw line !!!) for the winners. Forward Kelvin Smith (198) replied with 13 points and 5 rebounds and guard Craig Sharpe (178) added 13 points in the effort for Wesmen. 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 Bears maintains fourth position with 4-2 record. Loser Wesmen dropped to the eighth place with four games lost. Golden Bears will have a break next round. Wesmen's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Winnipeg, MB Bisons.
Top scorers:
Alberta: J.Baker 30+13reb+5ast, D.Ferguson 22+1reb+1ast, M.Cardoza 9+2reb+1ast, R.Dewar 6+5reb+1ast, S.Saffa 6+4reb+2ast, T.Bergen-Henengouwen 6+2reb+2ast
Winnipeg: C.Sharpe 13+4reb, K.Smith 13+5reb, M.McNee 9+4reb, J.Horaska 7+5reb, E.Zimmerman 5+2reb+1ast, B.Iko 3+6reb+1ast
gschID: 155640


Laurentian - McMaster 70-99

There was a small surprise when fifth ranked Marauders (3-1) rolled over second-best Voyageurs (1-3) in Sudbury, ON 99-70 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Marauders. Voyageurs was better in second period 17-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Voyageurs 37-25 including a 26-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a good game for forward Cam Michaud (198) who led his team to a victory with 28 points. Aaron Redpath contributed with 15 points for the winners. Five Marauders players scored in double figures. Marauders' coach felt very confident that he used 11 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Alex Ratte replied with 17 points and 5 rebounds and Shavaan Sheldon added 9 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Voyageurs. Marauders have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Voyageurs dropped to the third position with three games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
McMaster: C.Michaud 28+4reb, A.Redpath 15+4reb+2ast, J.Rocca 12+4reb+1ast, V.Raso 10+5reb+1ast, T.Black 10+8reb+1ast, K.Giedraitis 6+1reb+3ast
Laurentian: A.Ratte 17+5reb+1ast, I.Pasquale 15+1ast, S.Sheldon 9+7reb+1ast, N.Yengue 9+3reb+1ast, E.Ducharme 6+1reb, G.Serresse 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 155634


York - Brock 93-98 OT

Yok lost to Brock 93:98 in overtime. Kraus stepped up with 22 points and Ferguson netted 20.
Top scorers:
Brock: A.Kraus 22+8reb+7ast, A.Ferguson 20+3reb+1ast, J.Tipping 13+7reb+2ast, D.Mukendi 11+5reb+2ast, M.Gibson 9+4reb+1ast, T.Kasamba 6+1reb
York: D.Tyndale 21+3reb+8ast, J.Bell 21+9reb+1ast, R.Isaac 20+6reb+1ast, M.Ziobrowski 11+8reb+2ast, N.Tufegdzich 10+9reb+2ast, A.Rados 9+3reb+2ast
gschID: 155635


Guelph - Toronto Univ. 89-71

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 5th ranked Blues' (1-3) road loss to fourth ranked Gryphons (3-1) in Guelph, ON 71-89 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Gryphons. Blues was better in fourth quarter 27-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 16-of-20 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. Gryphons outrebounded Blues 39-23 including 25 on the defensive glass. It was a good game for guard Daniel McCarthy (188) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 22 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists. Guard Zachary Angus (186) contributed with 20 points for the winners. Four Gryphons players scored in double figures. Bosnian forward Drazen Glisic (198) replied with 16 points and 6 rebounds and Arun Kumar (183) added 13 points in the effort for Blues. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Gryphons moved-up to third place, which they share with 3 other teams. Blues lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the third position with three games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Guelph: D.McCarthy 22+11reb+5ast, Z.Angus 20+4reb+3ast, K.Malcolm 18+3reb+4ast, A.Campbell 11+5reb+1ast, E.McDonald 9+5reb+2ast, A.Bering 4+5reb
Toronto Univ.: D.Glisic 16+6reb+1ast, A.Kumar 13+3reb, M.Savel 9+1ast, A.Hill 8+2reb+1ast, A.Wasik 8+2reb+2ast, D.Ankrah 5
gschID: 155636


Lakehead - Ryerson 95-54

Everything went according to plan when top-ranked Thunderwolves (4-0) outplayed 4th ranked Rams (1-3) in Thunder Bay, ON 95-54 on Saturday. Thunderwolves dominated on the defensive end, holding Rams to just 6 points in third quarter. They outrebounded Rams 38-23 including a 26-14 advantage in defensive rebounds. Thunderwolves looked well-organized offensively handing out 29 assists comparing to just 14 passes made by Rams' players. It was a good game for naturalized Egyptian forward Yoosrie Salhia (198-87) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 13 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists. Guard Joseph Jones (188-89) contributed with 19 points for the winners. Four Thunderwolves players scored in double figures. Jordon Gauthier replied with 15 points and 5 rebounds and guard Afeworki Gebrekerestos (188) added 10 points and 4 assists in the effort for Rams. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Thunderwolves have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 4-0 record, which they share with 4 other teams. Loser Rams dropped to the third place with three games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Lakehead: J.Jones 19+2reb+3ast, Y.Salhia 13+10reb+7ast, V.Russel 11+3reb+4ast, B.Johnson 10+2reb+3ast, G.Carter 8+4reb+5ast, B.King 7+1reb
Ryerson: J.Gauthier 15+5reb+1ast, A.Gebrekerestos 10+2reb+4ast, S.Navaratnarajah 8+1reb, J.Jones 8+2reb, G.Kieran 5+7reb+2ast, N.Stankovic 5+2reb+1ast
gschID: 155632


Ottawa - Western 84-57

Everything could happen in Ottawa, ON at the game between two tied teams. Both third ranked Gee-Gees and 8th ranked Mustangs had identical 1-2 record. This time Gee-Gees used a home court advantage and outleveled the opponent from London, ON 84-57 on Saturday night. The game without a history. Gee-Gees led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 17-of-22 free shots (77.3 percent) during the game. Gee-Gees had a 28-15 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a good game for international guard Warren Ward (196-89) who led his team to a victory with 21 points and 9 rebounds. Guard Johnny Berhanemeskel (185) contributed with 16 points for the winners. Four Gee-Gees players scored in double figures. Forward Peter Scholtes (196) replied with 19 points and 5 rebounds and Greg Morrow added 9 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Mustangs. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Gee-Gees (2-2) moved-up to second place, which they share with New Brunsw. and Windsor. Mustangs lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the third position with three games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Ottawa: W.Ward 21+9reb+1ast, J.Berhanemeskel 16+2reb+2ast, G.Gonthier-Dubue 10+5reb, M.Marshall 10+4reb, M.L'Africain 7+1reb+2ast, V.Gill 4
Western: P.Scholtes 19+5reb+1ast, R.Barbeau 12+2reb+1ast, G.Morrow 9+7reb+1ast, N.Diloreto 6+1reb, J.Bernard 4+3reb+3ast, A.Spiridis 3
gschID: 155633


Laurier - RMC 130-72

No shocking result in a game when top-ranked Golden Hawks (4-0) crushed bottom-ranked RMC (0-4) in Waterloo, ON 130-72 on Saturday. The game without a history. Golden Hawks led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 78 of its points in the paint compared to RMC's 36. They outrebounded RMC 47-25 including a 28-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. Golden Hawks looked well-organized offensively handing out 37 assists comparing to just 16 passes made by RMC's players. It was a good game for center Patrick Donnelly (203) who led his team to a victory with 17 points and 9 rebounds. Forward Maxwell Allin (193) contributed with 16 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Guard Connor Duke (191) replied with 25 points and Nicholas Fowler added 20 points in the effort for RMC. Five Golden Hawks and four RMC players scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Golden Hawks have a solid four-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with 4 other teams. Loser RMC still closes the standings with four games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Laurier: P.Donnelly 17+9reb+2ast, C.Meschino 17+6reb+1ast, K.Harrison 17+4reb+3ast, A.Walters 16+5reb, M.Allin 16+6reb+6ast, K.Enright 16+4reb+1ast
RMC: C.Duke 25+4reb+3ast, N.Fowler 20+2reb+3ast, L.Wright 11+8reb+6ast, J.Byun 10+3reb+1ast, A.Lavoie 2+2reb+1ast, S.Hui 2
gschID: 155628


Concordia - Laval 88-72

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Stingers as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Stingers defeated 3rd ranked Rouge et Or in Montreal, QC 88-72. Rouge et Or was trailing by 4 points at halftime but managed to get 2-point lead after three quarters before a 28-10 charge of Stingers, which allowed them to win the game. They dominated down low during the game scoring 46 of its points in the paint compared to Rouge et Or's 24. Stingers forced 27 Rouge et Or turnovers. It was a good game for guard Decee Krah (180) who led his team to a victory with 22 points. Forward Evens Laroche (193) contributed with 16 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists and 7 steals for the winners. Stingers' coach John Dore used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Guard Xavier Baribeau (175-87) replied with 19 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and guard Christian Deslauniers-Trottier (188-87) added 13 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Rouge et Or. Four Rouge et Or players scored in double figures. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with UQAM. Rouge et Or at the other side keeps the third place with two games lost. They share the position with Cape Breton and McGill. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Concordia: D.Krah 22+4reb+2ast, E.Laroche 16+6reb+6ast, K.Desmarais 16+2reb+3ast, J.Blake 10+1reb, J.Moussignac 7+2reb+2ast, M.Tajfel 5+3reb+2ast
Laval: X.Baribeau 19+6reb+4ast, E.Labrecque 16+3reb, C.Deslauniers-Trottier 13+5reb+3ast, T.Dezutter 11+3reb+1ast, B.Hadzimuratovic 9+5reb+1ast, H.Ryan 2+2reb
gschID: 155629


Cape Breton - Dalhousie 97-74

There was a minor upset when 6th ranked Tigers (1-3) were smashed by eighth ranked Capers (1-2) in Sydney, NS 97-74 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Capers. Tigers was better in third quarter 23-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 30 assists comparing to just 17 passes made by Tigers' players. It was a good game for guard Al Alilovic (198) who led his team to a victory with 26 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. American guard Jimmy Dorsey (188) contributed with a double-double by scoring 17 points, 8 rebounds and 13 assists for the winners. Five Capers players scored in double figures. Guard Stephen Lopez (188, college: Bossier-Parish CC) replied with 11 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and guard Jumol Mullings (185) added 9 points and 6 assists in the effort for Tigers. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Capers left bottom position moving up to third place, which they share with Laval and McGill. Loser Tigers dropped to the third position with three games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Cape Breton: A.Alilovic 26+9reb+5ast, J.Dorsey 17+8reb+13ast, L.Macquarrie 14+2reb+2ast, M.Lufile 12+4reb+2ast, J.Smith 12+3reb+6ast, A.Geugjes 10+5reb+2ast
Dalhousie: R.Nortmann 14+3reb, W.Yengue 12+4reb, S.Lopez 11+6reb+4ast, J.Mullings 9+4reb+6ast, C.Fox 8, A.Arthur 6+5reb+4ast
gschID: 155630


Memorial - UPEI 83-93

Very predictable result when top-ranked Panthers (4-0) won against 8th ranked Sea Hawks (1-5) in St.John's, NL 93-83 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Panthers. Sea Hawks was better in second period 24-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Panthers looked well-organized offensively handing out 30 assists. It was a good game for Sudanese forward Manock Lual (198-89) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!), 10 rebounds and 7 assists (on 14-of-17 shooting from the field). Guard Jonathan Cooper (183-88) contributed with 21 points and 6 assists for the winners. Forward Robbie Habib (193-89) replied with 19 points and 8 rebounds and center Mike Helsby (193) added 12 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists in the effort for Sea Hawks. Four Sea Hawks players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Panthers have a solid four-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with 4 other teams. Sea Hawks lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the eighth place with five games lost. Panthers will have a break next round. Sea Hawks will play again at home against the league's leader Panthers (#1) in Charlottetown, PEI.
Top scorers:
UPEI: M.Lual 33+10reb+7ast, J.Cooper 21+4reb+6ast, D.Moss 20+7reb+3ast, A.Robbins 7+2reb+3ast, G.Doane 7+7reb+2ast, J.Duke 5+3reb+1ast
Memorial: R.Habib 19+8reb+1ast, J.Shepherd 13+6reb+5ast, M.Woodland 12+5reb+6ast, M.Helsby 12+5reb+9ast, C.Gould 8+3reb, T.Haley 8+1ast
gschID: 155631


Acadia - New Brunsw. 80-54

There was a minor upset when one of their biggest challengers Varsity Reds (2-2) were outscored by fifth ranked Axemen (2-1) in Wolfville, NS 80-54 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Axemen. Varsity Reds was better in second period 27-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Varsity Reds to just 4 points in first quarter. Axemen forced 27 Varsity Reds turnovers. It was a good game for international forward Owen Klassen (208-91) who led his team to a victory with 18 points and 6 rebounds. Guard Tyler Scott (188) contributed with 14 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Guard Daniel Quirion (183) replied with 17 points and Michael Fosu added 8 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Varsity Reds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Axemen moved-up to third place. Loser Varsity Reds dropped to the second position with two games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Acadia: O.Klassen 18+6reb+3ast, T.Scott 14+7reb, J.Boutilier 10+4reb, S.Smith 9+2reb, B.States 7+5reb+1ast, S.Stoqua 6+3reb
New Brunsw.: D.Quirion 17+4reb+2ast, J.Irvine 11+5reb, M.Fosu 8+10reb, S.Amoah 5, D.Anthony 5+1reb, L.Lowe 2+6reb
gschID: 155627




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Je Kel Foster Connects With The Money Ball Shot And Unseemingly Impossible Offensive Rebound Leading FC Bayern Munich Past The Fraport Skyliners 58-57 - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
When going to the beautiful Bavarian city of Munich for a day trip, one has a bundle full of delightful options to pick from like going to the October Fest beer festival and seeing which German celebrities are drunk, experiencing if one is permitted entrance to the famous P 1 club and seeing what models are gawking at German soccer legend Oliver Kahn, hanging out that the pretty Marine place and counting how many different nationalities are taking photos in the gap of an hour, going to the Bavarian Film studios to witness how film is made in German style or just relaxing in the English garden and observing the beauty of the Chinese tower, but until recently the choice to go to a Sunday matane basketball game and see top class basketball has been more of a dream than reality. However ever since FC Bayern Munich has returned to the Beko BBL this season since the departure in 1974 when Germany won the World Cup and FC Bayern Munich soccer was starting its rise, it has become an option for basketball fans to go to games. What is nicer than to run elbows with an Uli Hoeness philosophizing about Thomas Muller against Mario Gotze, but never losing touch with the Davidson-Troutman battle underneath or sharing a Hot Dog with German soccer stars Bastian Schweinsteiger, Jerome Boateng or Holger Badstuber. Even though Basketball is slowly trying to become a house hold name in Munich, it is other things that one thinks about first before thinking about dunking home a ball in the Audi Dome. I like Munich, because you are so close to the mountains and lakes only 30 kilomters away while in Bamberg I had to drive 300 kilometers, joked FC Bayern Munich youth coordinator Volker Stix. For 2008 cup winner Darius Hall who is in the later stages of his basketball career, it is like night and day to Quackenbruck. I first think of the soccer team when I hear the word Munich. It is a great place for Americans, because you have such a diverse choice of eating places and movie places. Munich really has a lot to offer to Americans, joked Darius Hall. I like the parks where I can spend a lot of time with the kids and the beer gardens as well, smiled Serb power forward Alexsandar Nadjefji.

FC Bayern Munich remained undefeated at home after they followed up their big Eurocup win against Benetton Treviso five days earlier with a big, but also very fortunate 58-57 win. It was a game where the defense intensity seemed to pick up with each quarter. Sometimes playing at home and coming off a big win gives a team that extra kick to make the right plays and win that luck in the waning minutes to help propel a team to victory. This was a classic win for us. This was a tough win and a kind of knock down grind out win. We had the better luck at the end getting those offensive rebounds. However this was win we wanted to get more, warned FC Bayern Munich center Darius Hall. For the Fraport Skyliners it was the seventh loss in a row and second loss in a row where the opponent won by one point more. FC Bayern Munich missed four free throws, but denied Frankfurt the chance to go for a winning basket as they secured two big offensive rebounds at the end. The Fraport Skyliners continue to live in the Beko BBL cellar and after tanking self confidence in the solid performance in Eurocup play in Turkey, a loss like this might put a damper in the all around self confidence builder. The ending was crazy. Every loss like this hurts a little more. One point loses always hurt, but that is a part of basketball, stressed Skyliner forward Danilo Barthel. Ex Bamberg assistant coach Volker Stix who is reunited again with Dirk Bauermann in Munich has seen much strange things in the basketball world, but this ending left him speechless for about five seconds before giving his take. The ending was very bitter for Frankfurt. Usually missing free throws like that in a close game in the end should help Frankfurt, but instead the offensive rebounds by Munich won the game. In the end, it is usually the little mistakes that win a game, but here they were very big mistakes. It was not a beautiful win, but a win is a win, commented Volker Stix. I have never lost by one point twice in a row. This was a tough loss. We have to learn how to win. I am proud how we played, but not satisfied, said Skyliner guard Jimmy Mckinney.

Before the game commenced, there was a cheerful greeting at center court by Jimmy MCkinney and Philipp Schwethelm who might had been reminiscing about the 2010 5 game semi final series between the Deutsche Bank Skyliners and the Eisbaeren Bremerhaven. It took a while to get used to all the red in the Audi Dome and with so much FC Bayern writing present, one might have thought they were at an indoor soccer game as the only thing missing was green turf. Minutes before the game started, German soccer national player Bastian Schweinsteiger arrived to his seat with a black cap as he wasnt fooling anyone as everyone in the arena knew it was him as he shared conversation with FC Bayern Munich sport director Marko Pesic. 6,185 people wanted to see the two teams battle as FC Bayern Munich got off to the better start quickly showing their versatile inside out play as Robin Benzing and Je'Kel Foster (191-G-83, college: Ohio St.) connected with three point bombs and German national players Steffen Hamann and Robin Benzing scored inside. The Fraport Skyliners were fighting to keep up with the intensity level of FC Bayern Munich and were missing shots. Frankfurt disallowed FC Bayern Munich to extend their lead as they battled back to 12-7 as Jimmy Mckinney hit a shot and Quantez Robertson kept an offensive play alive with an offensive reboundas Michael Thompson nailed a three pointer. Both teams then were flat for a few minutes before FC Bayern Munich ended the first quarter with a harsh 7-2 to lead 19-9 after one quarter. 2008 ULEB Cup winner with Badalona Jan Jagla hit a crazy bank shot from the Olympia park and ex Eisbaeren Bremerhaven German Philipp Schwethelm also dropped a bomb from the three point line. FC Bayern Munich found their rhythm very quickly at the start getting a lead. Despite their 7-2 run at the end, I thought they were losing their concentration a bit. Chevon Troutman was very active and did many things that one does not always see right away, added FC Bayern Munich youth coordinator Volker Stix. FC Bayern Munich was shooting 44% from the field and 57% from outside while The Fraport Sklyiners were shooting 40% from the field and 25% from outside. FC Bayern Munich had the 9-6 rebound edge and Frankfurt had five turnovers while FC Bayern Munich only two turnovers.

That the game of basketball can be a game of run continued to show its face at the start of the second quarter as the Fraport Skyliners jumped back into the game shocking FC Bayern Munich with a 12-2 run to lock the game at 21-21. The Fraport Skyliners were doing a good job throwing the ball inside as German national player Tim Ohlbrecht drew a foul and dunked home a Johannes Herber feed. Michael Thompson connected with another three pointer, Mckinney hit a difficult shot over Foster and Ohlbrecht used some muscle to tip home a shot. Skyliner forward Jon Leuer finished with a double and scored all his points in the closing of the second and fourth quarter. He scored the last six Frankfurt points of the second quarter hitting a turn around shot, lay in and another jumper. FC Bayern Munich Chevon Troutman continued to be a beast on the offensive glass as he continued to agitate the Frankfurt big men. Both teams headed into halftime with the game dead locked at 27-27. I thought both teams were doing a good job working for their shots, but both teams had problems making their shots. It became a game of runs and both teams stepped up their defense. Frankfurt hit very tough shots and it the game was becoming a dog fight, expressed Volker Stix. FC Bayern Munich was shooting 29% from the field and 29% from the three point line while The Fraport Skyliners were shooting 48% from the field and 29% from the three point line. The rebounds were even at 18-18 and both teams were keeping the turnovers low as Frankfurt had six and Munich only four.

In the third quarter, The Fraport Skyliners finally would be rewarded with their first lead as the fans witnessed five lead changes as the visitors took control of the game. Ohlbrecht gave Frankfurt the lead with a free throw and Jermareo Davidson added to the 30-27 lead with a jumper. Mckinney then hit a pull up jumper, but FC Bayern Munich countered with a mini 4-0 run to retake the lead 33-32 as Nadjefji hit a sweet fade away jumper and Benzing nailed a runner. Davidson then scored again inside as the Fraport Skyliners stole the lead again 35-33. FC Bayern Munich then displayed strong team basketball as Jagla made a monster dunk as he got an extra no look pass from Nadjefji who has belonged to the top power forward passers in the Beko BBL for years. Foster then struck with a floater and Mckinney hit a wild jumper as Jagla seemed to be crawling all over his neck as the game was 37-37. Which team would respond with the Next run or would it remain a close dog fight down the stretch in the third quarter? The Fraport Skyliners went on another run of 12-6 to close out the third quarter leading 49-44. Michael Thompson who was forced into major duty in Turkey playing 37 minutes because of the injury to Gray almost played 40 minutes and continues to thrive under pressure as he hit two consecutive three pointers. Thompson was solid. He hit his open shots and ran the team well, stressed Je'Kel Foster. Juice took much responsibility tonight. He hit open shots and created for others and was a small terror all over the court on defense, warned Danilo Barthel. Mckinney ignited for three hoops as he showed he can penetrate when he wants gliding easily past aggressive defender Hamann, hitting an off balance shot and then sneaking inside and closing with a reverse lay up. Mckinney really stepped it up for Frankfurt. He is a streaky player, but when he gets going, he can make incredible shots, stressed Darius Hall. Frankfurt played with a lot more intensity on defense. This really showed with the low shooting percentage of FC Bayern Munich, added Volker Stix. The Fraport Skyliners were shooting 53% from the field and 36% from the parking lot while FC Bayern Munich was shooting 33% from the field and 22% from the parking lot. Frankfurt had the rebound edge 27-23, but nine turnovers while FC Bayern Munich had only five turnovers.

Despite the lead by The Fraport Skyliners, the game would remain a dog fight as defense continued to rule as only a total of 21 points were made in the last 10 minutes. After the Skyliner run to start the third quarter, it was time to FC Bayern Munich to make their move as they came out like a focused bear knowing how to get its next honey rush as they roared out on a 7-0 run to lead 51-49. FC Bayern Munich started the fourth quarter with fast ball movement as Schwethelm finished with a three pointer. Skyliner skipper Muli Katzurin then was handed with a technical foul which seemed to fuel the FC Bayern Munich run. Je'Kel Foster made a mid distance shot from the wing as FC Bayern Munich lead again 51-49. Mckinney struck back with a jumper to make the score 51-51. Then in crunch time it was time again for Jon Leuer to score in bunches as he made a nice move inside and had to wait a few second before the ball trickled into the hoop as Frankfurt led 53-51.Frankfurt then made a few stops on defense, but were unable to capitalize on offense keeping FC Bayern in the game and giving them more valuable opportunities to score. FC Bayern Munich remained calm on offense and waited for the right chance and experienced Steffen Hamann who lives and dies with his penetration scored a big lay up with his left hand as the score was 53-53. Leuer then scored on another jumper as Frankfurt led 55-53. However Chevon Troutman who might only be a Chevy, but plays like a corvette was able to wiggle between three Skyliners steal an offensive board and some how make a put back as the score was 55-55. After a poor shot selection form Davidson, it was time for Je Kel Mr money ball Foster to do his thing as he hit a big clutch shot to give FC Bayern Munich the 58-55 lead. Foster is the guy you want to make the big shots. He helped us get the win, said Alexsandar Nadjefji. Leuer continued his own personal scoring frenzy making aturn around shot as FC Bayern still led 58-57. Frankfurt then were unable to use to opportunites to take the lead as Benzing missed two free throws and Foster got the offensive board and Foster missed another tow free throws and Jagla got the offensive rebound. Foster came out of the pack with the ball like a running break breaking tackles, joked Darius Hall. With 0,4 seconds Quantez Robertson attemped one last shot that went over the back board. We really needed this win. I think that we showed more determination and wanted to win more at the end. We have lost a few close games this season and we showed with this win that we can play under pressure which was a learning experience, stated Je'Kel Foster.

FC Bayern Munich was led by Je'Kel Foster with 12 points and five rebounds. Philipp Schwethelm produced 11 points and five rebounds. Chevon Troutman contributed 10 points and five rebounds. The Fraport Skyliners were led by Jimmy Mckinney with 16 points and seven rebounds. Michael Thompson added 14 points, five rebounds and three assists. Jon Leuer chipped in with 12 points and ten rebounds. The Fraport Skyliners shot a respectable 47% from the field, won the rebounding duel 37-36, allowed no fast break points and had only 10 turnovers, but there are still things that the team can improve on. We played very aggressive defense, kept the turnovers down and defended the fast break well, but we still can still attack the basket more. It is getting better, but we can still do more, added Danilo Barthel. Last season French player Fabian Fond played for the Fraport Skyliners PRO B team and was at the game watching his old friends. He saw one big difficency in the Frankfurt game. With Pascal Roller gone a real chief on the court is missing. All players are doing a good job, but a real chief is missing. Frankfurt has to stay positive and start winning. I think Mckinney can take even more responsibility in the scoring department, stressed Fabian Fond. Perhaps Mckinney can do even more scoring in 48 hours when the Fraport Skyliners return to Eurocup play against ACB team Gran Canaria



Kevin Hamilton (BBC Bayreuth) Danny Gibson Has Done A Great Job Running The Team And Keeping Us Disciplined On Offense - 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 after the big 87-76 win against The Telekom Baskets Bonn


Congrats on the 87-76 win against the Telekom Baskets Bonn. How much fun is it being a BBC Bayreuth player at the moment?

It is great, I wish I was on the court but watching my teammates preform the way the way they have the past couple weeks has been real enjoyable.

In the fourth quarter, BBC Bayreuth erupted for 33 points. Did BBC Bayreuth wear down Bonn in the last 10 minutes? What was key for getting the win?

Bonn is a very good team. They are disciplined and they have threats all over the floor. We knew they would make runs throughout the game but coach told us to always stick together on the court and stick to our game plan and we would be okay, and he was right.

What was key in keeping Jared Jordan in check?

Corey Stokes and Osvlado Jeanty put great pressure on him the entire game. They tried to limit his touches and his ability to create plays for his teammates. They did an excellent job.


What was the biggest strength of BBC Bayreuth on this day? Possibly the 8 turnovers?

I would say that and our defense. Danny Gibson has done a great job running the team and keeping us disciplined on offense. He has been a great team leader and our low amount of turnovers is really a testament to him. We also did a great job on the glass. Brandon , Ekene and Tyler had a bunch of offensive rebounds , and as a team we did well on the defensive glass so its was just a great all around effort

The team seemed to have kept the Kevin Durant hype behind them. How difficult was it concentrating this week despite all the rumors?

Not difficult at all.

If Kevin Durant were to come, what would be the first question that you would ask him?

I have no idea.

What was the last DVD movie that you saw?

My daughter and I watched Kung Fu Panda right before this interview !

Thanks Kev for the chat.




Bundesliga Round 9: Telekom Baskets are defeated by BBC Bayreuth - by Eurobasket News
There was no lack of interesting games this round. The round ended with few extra overtimes, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The game between third ranked Telekom Baskets (6-3) and eleventh ranked BBC Bayreuth (4-5) was the most important one in the last round on Sunday night. Telekom Baskets were defeated by BBC Bayreuth in Bayreuth 87-76. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. American guard Danny Gibson (180-84, college: S.Indiana, agency: Limelight Hoops) stepped up and scored 18 points and 5 assists for the winners and Nigerian-American forward Ekenechukwu Ibekwe (206-85, college: Maryland) chipped in 13 points and 6 rebounds. The best for the losing side was American center Chris Ensminger (209-73, college: Valparaiso, agency: Limelight Hoops) with 19 points and 7 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. BBC Bayreuth have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain eleventh place with 4-5 record. Telekom Baskets at the other side keep the third position with three games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. BBC Bayreuth are looking forward to face higher ranked Artland Dragons (#3) in Quakenbrueck in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Telekom Baskets will play at home against Eisbaeren Bremerhaven and are hoping to win this game.
Very important is a road loss of second ranked s Oliver Baskets (6-3) against ninth ranked New Yorker Phantoms (5-4) on Friday night. Visiting s Oliver Baskets were defeated by New Yorker Phantoms in Braunschweig 78-63. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of s Oliver Baskets. Americans were the main players on the court. Guard LaMarr Greer (196-76, college: Florida St.) nailed 26 points for the winning side and Rich Melzer accounted for 16 points and 10 rebounds. Power forward Ivan Elliott (203-86, college: UCSB, agency: Limelight Hoops) came up with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 11 rebounds for s Oliver Baskets in the defeat. New Yorker Phantoms moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Bremerhaven. Newly promoted s Oliver Baskets dropped to the third position with three games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. New Yorker Phantoms will play against Walter Tigers (#17) in Tuebingen in the next round and are hoping to win another game. s Oliver Baskets will play at home against EnBW Ludwigsburg (#12) and hope to get back on the winning track.
Bottom-ranked Walter Tigers managed to get a second victory on Saturday night. This time they won against eleventh-ranked Phoenix Hagen 111-104. The best player for the winners was Tyrone Nash who had a double-double by scoring 25 points and 11 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was Brandon Brooks who recorded 24 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Walter Tigers (2-7) moved-up to sixteenth place, which they share with Fraport SKY. Loser Phoenix Hagen dropped to the thirteenth position with six games lost. They share it with TBB Trier and LTi 46ers. Walter Tigers will meet at home higher ranked New Yorker Phantoms (#9) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Phoenix Hagen will play against the league's second-placed ratiopharm Ulm (#2) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
LTi 46ers (3-6) outlasted TBB Trier (3-6) in overtime by three points 74-71. The game took place in Trier. But the guests from Giessen were better at the end. It was a good game for Koko Archibong who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. LTi 46ers moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with TBB Trier and Phoenix Hagen. TBB Trier lost third consecutive game. LTi 46ers' next round opponent will be league's leader Brose Baskets in Bamberg and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
The game in Bremerhaven supposed to be also quite interesting. Second ranked ratiopharm Ulm (7-2) played at the court of 8th ranked Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (5-4). ratiopharm Ulm smashed Eisbaeren Bremerhaven 82-58 on Sunday. Americans were the main players on the court also this time. John Bryant stepped up and scored 16 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. ratiopharm Ulm maintains second place with 7-2 record having just -2 point less than leader Brose Baskets. Loser Eisbaeren Bremerhaven keeps the eighth position with four games lost. ratiopharm Ulm will face Phoenix Hagen (#13) at home in the next round which should be another easy win for them. Eisbaeren Bremerhaven will play against Telekom Baskets (#5) in Bonn.

In the last two games of round 9 Art.Dragons won against Goettingen on the opponent's court 65-49. B.Muenchen managed to outperform Fraport SKY in a home game 58-57.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 20 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists by Reggie Redding of Walter Tigers.


Goettingen - Art.Dragons 49-65

Very expected game when 17th ranked BG Goettingen (1-8) was defeated at home by seventh ranked Artland Dragons (6-3) 65-49 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Artland Dragons. BG Goettingen was better in second period 19-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding BG Goettingen to just 4 points in fourth quarter. Artland Dragons made 17-of-22 free shots (77.3 percent) during the game. Artland Dragons had a 37-23 advantage in offensive rebounds. American guard David Holston (170-86, college: Chicago St.) stepped up and scored 24 points and 6 assists for the winners and American-Puerto Rican forward Nathan Peavy (203-85, college: Miami, OH) chipped in 11 points and 9 rebounds. The best for the losing side was American power forward Raymond Sykes (206-86, college: Clemson) with 11 points and 5 rebounds and Ghanian-American guard Kwadzo Ahelegbe (187-88, college: N.Iowa) scored 14 points (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line). Artland Dragons have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to third place, which they share with 3 other teams. BG Goettingen lost seventh consecutive game. They dropped to the bottom position with eight games lost. Artland Dragons will face BBC Bayreuth (#11) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. BG Goettingen will play against EWE Baskets (#10) in Oldenburg.
Top scorers:
Goettingen: K.Ahelegbe 14+2reb+1ast, R.Sykes 11+5reb+1ast, P.Horne 10+5reb+1ast, E.Sean 6+6reb, L.Dale 5+2reb+2ast, K.Bailey 3+4reb+2ast
Art.Dragons: D.Holston 24+2reb+6ast, N.Peavy 11+9reb+1ast, J.Strasser 9, A.King 8+7reb+1ast, A.Hilliard 3+5reb+1ast, G.Jeretin 3+2reb
gschID: 130888


Bayreuth - Telekom Baskets 87-76

The game between third ranked Telekom Baskets (6-3) and eleventh ranked BBC Bayreuth (4-5) was the most important one in the last round on Sunday night. Telekom Baskets were defeated by BBC Bayreuth in Bayreuth 87-76. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. American guard Danny Gibson (180-84, college: S.Indiana, agency: Limelight Hoops) stepped up and scored 18 points and 5 assists for the winners and Nigerian-American forward Ekenechukwu Ibekwe (206-85, college: Maryland) chipped in 13 points and 6 rebounds. The best for the losing side was American center Chris Ensminger (209-73, college: Valparaiso, agency: Limelight Hoops) with 19 points and 7 rebounds and the other American import forward Tony Gaffney (204-84, college: Massachusetts) scored 13 points and 8 rebounds. Five Telekom Baskets players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. BBC Bayreuth have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain eleventh place with 4-5 record. Telekom Baskets at the other side keep the third position with three games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. BBC Bayreuth are looking forward to face higher ranked Artland Dragons (#3) in Quakenbrueck in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Telekom Baskets will play at home against Eisbaeren Bremerhaven and are hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Telekom Baskets: C.Ensminger 19+7reb+2ast, S.Serapinas 15+3reb+1ast, B.Veikalas 15+3reb+2ast, T.Gaffney 13+8reb+1ast, J.Jordan 11+5reb+4ast, Z.Buljan 2+3reb+1ast
Bayreuth: D.Gibson 18+2reb+5ast, O.Jeanty 15+2reb+2ast, E.Ibekwe 13+6reb+2ast, C.Stokes 12+2reb, T.Smith 7+4reb+5ast, B.Hunter 7+8reb+1ast
gschID: 130889


B.Muenchen - Fraport SKY 58-57

Very predictable result when seventh ranked Bayern Muenchen (6-3) edged at home 16th ranked Deutsche Bank Skyliners (2-7) 58-57 on Sunday. However just one-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. American guard Je'Kel Foster (191-83, college: Ohio St.) stepped up and scored 12 points and 5 rebounds for the winners and international forward Philipp Schwethelm (201-89, agency: Pro One Sports) chipped in 11 points and 5 rebounds. Bayern Muenchen's coach Dirk Bauermann used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. The best for the losing side was American guard Jimmy McKinney (192-83, college: Missouri, agency: Strategic Sports) with 16 points and 7 rebounds and the other American import point guard Michael Thompson (177-89, college: Northwestern) scored 14 points and 5 rebounds. Bayern Muenchen moved-up to third place, which they share with 3 other teams. Deutsche Bank Skyliners lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the sixteenth position with seven games lost. Bayern Muenchen will face ALBA Berlin (#7) at home in the next round. Deutsche Bank Skyliners will play against TBB Trier (#15) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Fraport SKY: J.McKinney 16+7reb+1ast, M.Thompson 14+5reb+3ast, J.Leuer 12+10reb, T.Ohlbrecht 8+2reb, J.Davidson 7+6reb, Q.Robertson 0+4reb+1ast
B.Muenchen: J.Foster 12+5reb+1ast, P.Schwethelm 11+5reb, C.Troutman 10+5reb, R.Benzing 9+1ast, J.Jagla 8+4reb, S.Hamann 8+4reb+2ast
gschID: 130890


Bremerhaven - Ratiopharm 58-82

The game in Bremerhaven supposed to be also quite interesting. Second ranked ratiopharm Ulm (7-2) played at the court of 8th ranked Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (5-4). ratiopharm Ulm smashed Eisbaeren Bremerhaven 82-58 on Sunday. The guests trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 13-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 82-58. Americans were the main players on the court also this time. Center John Bryant (208-87, college: Santa Clara) stepped up and scored 16 points and 8 rebounds for the winners and forward Dane Watts (203-86, agency: Pro One Sports) chipped in 13 points and 5 rebounds. Five ratiopharm Ulm players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was swingman Torrell Martin (196-85, college: Winthrop) with 12 points and 8 rebounds and forward Zachery Peacock (203-87, college: Georgia Tech, agency: Pro One Sports) scored 10 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. ratiopharm Ulm maintains second place with 7-2 record having just -2 point less than leader Brose Baskets. Loser Eisbaeren Bremerhaven keeps the eighth position with four games lost. ratiopharm Ulm will face Phoenix Hagen (#13) at home in the next round which should be another easy win for them. Eisbaeren Bremerhaven will play against Telekom Baskets (#5) in Bonn.
Top scorers:
Bremerhaven: T.Martin 12+8reb+2ast, Z.Peacock 10+6reb+1ast, A.Smith 10+3reb, T.Everett 9+2reb+2ast, J.Raffington 5+2reb, J.Brewer 3+2reb+7ast
Ratiopharm: J.Bryant 16+8reb, D.Watts 13+5reb+2ast, K.Nankivil 12+5reb, S.Betz 11+4reb+1ast, R.Trice 10+1reb+1ast, I.Swann 10+4reb+4ast
gschID: 130884


TBB Trier - LTi 46ers 71-74 OT

LTi 46ers (3-6) outlasted TBB Trier (3-6) in overtime by three points 74-71. The game took place in Trier. But the guests from Giessen were better at the end. TBB Trier was ahead by 9 points after three quarters before a 24-15 charge of LTi 46ers, which allowed them to tie the game at the end of regular time. They were better in overtime eventually winning that period 6-3. It was a good game for Nigerian-American forward Koko Archibong (202-81, college: Pennsylvania) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds. American guard Barry Stewart (191-88, college: Mississippi St.) contributed with 19 points for the winners. The former international forward Philip Zwiener (198-85) answered with 11 points and 6 rebounds and American point guard Dru Joyce (183-85, college: Akron) added 13 points and 5 assists in the effort for TBB Trier. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. LTi 46ers moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with TBB Trier and Phoenix Hagen. TBB Trier lost third consecutive game. LTi 46ers' next round opponent will be league's leader Brose Baskets in Bamberg and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
TBB Trier: J.Bynum 13+4reb+3ast, D.Joyce 13+2reb+5ast, P.Zwiener 11+6reb+3ast, D.Dojcin 8+4reb, M.Zirbes 8+10reb, N.Linhart 6+7reb
LTi 46ers: B.Stewart 19+4reb, K.Archibong 15+10reb, M.Jeffers 14+6reb+3ast, M.Nikagbatse 8+4reb+1ast, W.Bernard 6+1reb+3ast, R.Oehle 6
gschID: 130885


NY Phantoms - s.Oliver Baskets 78-63

Very important is a road loss of second ranked s Oliver Baskets (6-3) against ninth ranked New Yorker Phantoms (5-4) on Friday night. Visiting s Oliver Baskets were defeated by New Yorker Phantoms in Braunschweig 78-63. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of s Oliver Baskets. s Oliver Baskets were ahead by 6 points at the halftime before a 45-24 second half run of New Yorker Phantoms. They made 27-of-33 charity shots (81.8 percent) during the game, while s Oliver Baskets only scored five points from the stripe. s Oliver Baskets were plagued by 29 personal fouls down the stretch. Americans were the main players on the court. Guard LaMarr Greer (196-76, college: Florida St.) nailed 26 points for the winning side and power forward Rich Melzer (203-79, college: Wisc.-RiverFal., agency: Court Side) accounted for 16 points and 10 rebounds. Power forward Ivan Elliott (203-86, college: UCSB, agency: Limelight Hoops) came up with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 11 rebounds and guard Ben Jacobson (188-83, college: N.Iowa) added 13 points and 5 assists respectively for s Oliver Baskets in the defeat. New Yorker Phantoms moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Bremerhaven. Newly promoted s Oliver Baskets dropped to the third position with three games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. New Yorker Phantoms will play against Walter Tigers (#17) in Tuebingen in the next round and are hoping to win another game. s Oliver Baskets will play at home against EnBW Ludwigsburg (#12) and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
s.Oliver Baskets: I.Elliott 19+11reb+1ast, B.Jacobson 13+3reb+5ast, C.Kramer 10+6reb+4ast, J.Boone 8+2reb, R.Harris 5+1reb, A.King 4+4reb
NY Phantoms: L.Greer 26+1ast, R.Melzer 16+10reb+1ast, S.Dennis 9+5reb+2ast, B.Jorovic 8+2reb, K.Visser 7+2reb+1ast, N.Mittmann 5+7reb+2ast
gschID: 130886


Phoenix Hagen - Walter Tigers 104-111 OT

Bottom-ranked Walter Tigers managed to get a second victory on Saturday night. This time they won against eleventh-ranked Phoenix Hagen 111-104. Phoenix Hagen trailed by 15 points after 3 quarters before a 27-12 run in the last quarter tied the game at the end of regular time, But then they lost eventually overtime period 21-28. Walter Tigers made 25-of-33 free shots (75.8 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was American forward Tyrone Nash (203-88, college: Notre Dame) who had a double-double by scoring 25 points and 11 rebounds. His fellow American import guard Reggie Redding (196-88, college: Villanova) chipped in 20 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Brandon Brooks (188-87, college: Alabama St., agency: Pro One Sports) who recorded 24 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and power forward Bernd Kruel (210-76) added 19 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists respectively. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Walter Tigers (2-7) moved-up to sixteenth place, which they share with Fraport SKY. Loser Phoenix Hagen dropped to the thirteenth position with six games lost. They share it with TBB Trier and LTi 46ers. Walter Tigers will meet at home higher ranked New Yorker Phantoms (#9) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Phoenix Hagen will play against the league's second-placed ratiopharm Ulm (#2) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Top scorers:
Phoenix Hagen: B.Brooks 24+6reb+4ast, M.Antonio Carter 21+6reb+2ast, B.Kruel 19+7reb+5ast, J.Hasquet 12+4reb+2ast, J.Crowe 10+2reb+3ast, Z.Jonusas 10+4reb+1ast
Walter Tigers: T.Nash 25+11reb+3ast, R.Redding 20+6reb+6ast, P.Cukinas 15+6reb+2ast, J.Young 13+4reb, V.Duggins 12+3reb+1ast, L.Campbell 11+7reb+7ast
gschID: 130887




Chad Prewitt gets Contract Until The End Of The Season With The Lti Giessen 46ers - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Chad Prewitt (206-F/C-80, agency: Priority Sports, college: Arizona St.) had been with the LTi Giessen 46ers for a 10 day try out and was able to convince the club to extend his services until the end of the season. Prewitt is a 31 year old 206 power forward from Phoenix, Arizona that is a great defender and team player who also has a nice shooting stroke. Can shoot the 3 with consistency, plays hard every night and wins everywhere he goes. He is no stranger to the Beko BBL having played for the Artland Dragons, EnBW Ludwigsburg and FC Bayern Munich. Last season he played for FC Bayern Muenchen (Germany-ProA): 28 games: 6.6ppg, 2.9rpg, FGP: 64.6%, 3PT: 37.2%, FT: 76.5%. Chad will help us very much, because he is a type of player that can fullfil a certain role. He does the samll things well, defends very well and sets good blocks. Because of his good shooting, he spreads the floor and gives options to other players. He does the kind of work that one does not see on the scouting report', stressed Giessen 46ers head coach Bjoern Harmsen

Prewitt started his basketball career at Arizona State where he played form 1998-2002. He then turned professional and played for the St.Louis Sky Hawks (USBL, starting five): 13 games: 5.9ppg, 3.9rpg, 11ast, 5steals, 2blocks. He played for the Dakota Wizards (CBA) from 2003-2005 playing atotal of 81 games. he then came to Europe in 2005 and played for the Artland Dragons from 2005-2007. In 2007-2008, he played for EnBW Ludwigsburg (Germany-1.Bundesliga, starting five): 12 games: 8.2ppg, 3.8rpg, 2FGP: 52.4%, 3PT: 37.5%, FT: 78.6%; ULEB Cup: 5 games: 10.0ppg, 4.0rpg, 1.8apg, 1.2spg; waived in Dec.'07, later that month signed back at Artland Dragons Quakenbrueck (Germany-1.Bundesliga, starting five): German League: 24 games: 9.2ppg, 4.4rpg, 1.1apg, 2FGP: 50.7%, 3PT-1 (50.0%), FT: 75.8%; ULEB Cup: 4 games: 7.0ppg, 4.0rpg, 1.3apg. In 2008-2009, he remained with the Artland Dragons until 2010. In total, Prewitt played a total of 175 games. Awards/Achievements in his basketball career have been All Pac-10 Team -02, CBA Regular Season Champion -04, 05, CBA Champion -04, CBA All-Stars Game -05, CBA Western Conference Finalist -05, German Bundesliga Cup Semifinals -06, German Bundesliga Cup Winner -08, German Bundesliga Regular Season Runner-Up -08, and German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Champion -11

Source: LTi Giessen 46ers


ProB Round 12: Spot Up Medien Baskets are upset by Hertener Loewen - by Eurobasket News
There were many interesting games last round. The round ended with favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The most important game in the last round took place in Braunschweig between third ranked Spot Up Medien Baskets (7-4) and sixth ranked Hertener Loewen (7-4) on Sunday night. Spot Up Medien Baskets were defeated by Hertener Loewen in a tough game at home 87-94. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 25-17. But Spot Up Medien Baskets won second period 24-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Hertener Loewen won last quarter 21-16. They made 24-of-29 free shots (82.8 percent) during the game. Hertener Loewen outrebounded Spot Up Medien Baskets 39-28 including 29 on the defensive glass. 26 personal fouls committed by Spot Up Medien Baskets helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was power forward Christoph Hackenesch (204-86) who had a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds. Forward Vincent Kittmann (199-88) chipped in 14 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was Cuban swingman Howard Sant-Roos (198-91) who recorded 22 points and 6 assists. Hertener Loewen moved-up to third place in Group North, which they share with Vechta and SU Medien. Hertener Loewen is looking forward to face SSV Lok Bernau (#13) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Spot Up Medien Baskets will play against ALBA Berlin II (#12) and are hoping to win this game.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Gotha. Third ranked Oettinger Rockets Gotha faced one of their biggest challengers USC Leipzig. Host Oettinger Rockets Gotha (8-2) smashed guests from Leipzig (7-3) 91-69. It was a key game for the top position in Group South. It was a good game for American swingman Marcus Monk (198-86, college: Arkansas, agency: The House of Baller!Stars) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 17 rebounds. Leo Niebuhr contributed with 20 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. American forward Monyea Pratt (196-85, college: Stillman) replied with 17 points for USC Leipzig. USC Leipzig's coach gave up on the game allowing to play eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Oettinger Rockets Gotha have a solid four-game winning streak. They keep a position of Group South leader, which they share with BSW Sixers and Noerdlingen. USC Leipzig at the other side keeps the fourth place with three games lost. Oettinger Rockets Gotha will play against Fraport Skyliners II (#11) in Frankfurt in the next round and are hoping to win another game. USC Leipzig will play at home against Giessen Pointers (#10) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Leader Hannover Tigers delivered the eighth victory on Saturday night. This time they beat 9th ranked SC Rist Wedel (4-7) 102-89. Worth to mention a quality performance of Stephen Janzen who helped to win the game recording 27 points and 8 rebounds. The best for the losing side was Augie Johnston with 18 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. SC Rist Wedel's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Hannover Tigers have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position in Group North with 8-1 record. Loser SC Rist Wedel keeps the ninth place with seven games lost. They share the position with Wolfenbuettel and Bayer Giants. Hannover Tigers will meet at home RSV Eintracht (#6) in the next round where they are favorite. SC Rist Wedel will play against Herzoege Wolfenbuettel and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Leader BSW Sixers recorded the eighth victory. This time they beat 10th ranked Giessen Pointers (2-8) 69-59. The winners were led by Aaron Fleetwood who scored that evening 15 points and 9 rebounds. Giessen Pointers' coach tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Newly promoted BSW Sixers maintains first position in Group South with 8-2 record, which they share with Gotha and Noerdlingen. Giessen Pointers lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the tenth place with eight games lost. BSW Sixers' next round opponent will be Licher Baeren (#8) at home and are hoping to win another game. Giessen Pointers will play against USC Leipzig.
Bottom-ranked SSV Lok Bernau (0-11) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 81-79 loss to eleventh ranked Herzoege Wolfenbuettel (4-7) in Bernau on Saturday evening. The game was dominated by American players. The best player for the winners was Reggie Owens who scored 17 points and 7 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Herzoege Wolfenbuettel moved-up to ninth place in Group North, which they share with Rist Wedel and Bayer Giants. Loser SSV Lok Bernau still closes the standings with 11 games lost. Herzoege Wolfenbuettel will face SC Rist Wedel (#9) at home in the next round. SSV Lok Bernau will play against Hertener Loewen (#5) and hopes to get finally their first victory.

Rest of the games of round 12 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
In Group North Bayer Giants was defeated by Dorsten in a road game 82-75. Schwelm beat ALBA Berlin II at home 98-80. Stahnsdorf was destroyed by Vechta on the opponent's court 87-66.
In Group South Hanau outscored BG Illertal in a home game 78-55. Fraport SKY II was rolled over Noerdlingen on the road 96-71. Langen defeated Dragons on its own court 76-72. TSV Troester were beaten by Licher Baeren in a road game 67-60.
The best stats of 12th round was 29 points, 7 assists and 5 steals by Jason Smith of Schwelm.


Group North
SU Medien - Herten 87-94

The most important game in the last round took place in Braunschweig between third ranked Spot Up Medien Baskets (7-4) and sixth ranked Hertener Loewen (7-4) on Sunday night. Spot Up Medien Baskets were defeated by Hertener Loewen in a tough game at home 87-94. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 25-17. But Spot Up Medien Baskets won second period 24-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Hertener Loewen won last quarter 21-16. They made 24-of-29 free shots (82.8 percent) during the game. Hertener Loewen outrebounded Spot Up Medien Baskets 39-28 including 29 on the defensive glass. 26 personal fouls committed by Spot Up Medien Baskets helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was power forward Christoph Hackenesch (204-86) who had a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds. Forward Vincent Kittmann (199-88) chipped in a double-double by scoring 14 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was Cuban swingman Howard Sant-Roos (198-91) who recorded 22 points and 6 assists and center Daniel Theis (207-92) added 18 points and 8 rebounds respectively. Five Hertener Loewen and four Spot Up Medien Baskets players scored in double figures. Hertener Loewen moved-up to third place in Group North, which they share with Vechta and SU Medien. Hertener Loewen is looking forward to face SSV Lok Bernau (#13) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Spot Up Medien Baskets will play against ALBA Berlin II (#12) and are hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Herten: C.Hackenesch 18+10reb+1ast, M.Berger 16+3reb+4ast, J.Taylor 16+3reb, V.Kittmann 14+10reb+4ast, R.Daugherty 12+7reb+3ast, R.Wright 8+5reb
SU Medien: H.Sant-Roos 22+4reb+6ast, F.Theis 20+5reb+1ast, D.Theis 18+8reb+1ast, D.Schroeder 16+3reb+6ast, L.Gertz 7+2reb+5ast, B.Wenzel 4+4reb
gschID: 143625


Dorsten - Bayer Giants 82-75

There was no surprise when 10th ranked Bayer Giants (4-7) were defeated on the road by second ranked Dorsten (8-3) 82-75 on Sunday. The hosts trailed by 4 points after three quarters before their 25-14 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Dorsten forced 20 Bayer Giants turnovers. They shot the lights out from three sinking 14 long-distance shots on high 56.0 percentage. The best player for the winners was American center Blake Poole (195-88, college: St.Martin's, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement) who had a double-double by scoring 19 points and 13 rebounds (perfect from the field making all seven shots !!!). Guard John Cadmus (183-85) chipped in 23 points. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Jack Eggleston (203-88, college: Pennsylvania, agency: Pro One Sports) who recorded a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 rebounds and guard Till-Joscha Joenke (189-92) added 11 points and 11 rebounds respectively. Four Dorsten and five Bayer Giants players scored in double figures. Newly promoted Dorsten maintains second position in Group North with 8-3 record having just -1 point less than leader BSW Sixers. Loser Bayer Giants dropped to the ninth place with seven games lost. Dorsten will face SC Rasta Vechta (#4) on the road in the next round. Bayer Giants will play against SG Schwelmer Baskets (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Dorsten: J.Cadmus 23+3ast, B.Poole 19+13reb+1ast, D.McDuffie 14+4reb+2ast, T.Lipke 12+1ast, N.Pelaj 9+1reb+1ast, T.Bryant 5+4reb+6ast
Bayer Giants: C.Robinson 16+4reb, J.Eggleston 13+10reb+1ast, F.Sadek 13+2reb+4ast, M.Goddek 12+1reb, T.Joenke 11+11reb+2ast, N.Welling 5+1reb+1ast
gschID: 143626


Rist Wedel - Hannover 89-102

Leader Hannover Tigers delivered the eighth victory on Saturday night. This time they beat 9th ranked SC Rist Wedel (4-7) 102-89. SC Rist Wedel was trailing by 5 points at halftime but managed to get 3-point lead after three quarters before a 30-14 charge of Hannover Tigers, which allowed them to win the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Worth to mention a quality performance of naturalized Canadian guard Stephen Janzen (191-82) who helped to win the game recording 27 points and 8 rebounds and Canadian forward Jacob Doerksen (200-87, agency: Interperformances) who added 28 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was American guard Augie Johnston (185-86, college: Cal.St.-Monterey) with 18 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists and point guard Ismet Akpinar (188-95, agency: Beo Basket) scored 18 points and 6 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. SC Rist Wedel's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Hannover Tigers have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position in Group North with 8-1 record. Loser SC Rist Wedel keeps the ninth place with seven games lost. They share the position with Wolfenbuettel and Bayer Giants. Hannover Tigers will meet at home RSV Eintracht (#6) in the next round where they are favorite. SC Rist Wedel will play against Herzoege Wolfenbuettel and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hannover: J.Doerksen 28+8reb+1ast, S.Janzen 27+8reb+2ast, R.Williams 15+3reb+4ast, M.Williams 12+1reb+6ast, J.Prasuhn 8+6reb+8ast, T.Welzel 7+2reb+1ast
Rist Wedel: A.Johnston 18+6reb+6ast, I.Akpinar 18+1reb+6ast, F.Boeke 17+5reb+1ast, A.Pettaway 10+5reb+2ast, K.Gausa 8+6reb+4ast, F.Luehring 6+9reb
gschID: 143621


Bernau - Wolfenbuettel 79-81

Bottom-ranked SSV Lok Bernau (0-11) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 81-79 loss to eleventh ranked Herzoege Wolfenbuettel (4-7) in Bernau on Saturday evening. The guests trailed by 9 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 2 points. Herzoege Wolfenbuettel dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to SSV Lok Bernau's 36. The game was dominated by American players. The best player for the winners was power forward Reggie Owens (200-87, college: Azusa Pacific) who scored 17 points and 7 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Power forward Michael Hart (206-85, college: N.Illinois) chipped in 18 points (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Hart is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. At the other side the best for losing team was power forward Martinis Woody (201-82, college: Benedict) who recorded a double-double by scoring 15 points and 14 rebounds and guard Jermale Jones (186-86, college: Tuskegee) added 25 points respectively. Herzoege Wolfenbuettel moved-up to ninth place in Group North, which they share with Rist Wedel and Bayer Giants. Loser SSV Lok Bernau still closes the standings with 11 games lost. Herzoege Wolfenbuettel will face SC Rist Wedel (#9) at home in the next round. SSV Lok Bernau will play against Hertener Loewen (#5) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Wolfenbuettel: M.Hart 18+3reb, R.Owens 17+7reb, S.Schubert 9+4reb+2ast, D.Nawrocki 8+5reb+1ast, M.Cantuerk 7+2reb, H.Knopke 7+4reb
Bernau: J.Jones 25+2reb+1ast, D.Klein 16+8reb+1ast, M.Woody 15+14reb+2ast, J.Heide 7+1reb+1ast, M.Dathe 6+2reb, F.Lotze 5+4reb
gschID: 143622


Schwelm - ALBA Berlin II 98-80

No shocking result in a game when eighth ranked SG Schwelmer Baskets (6-5) defeated at home 12th ranked ALBA Berlin II (3-8) 98-80 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 55-36 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. SG Schwelmer Baskets made 17-of-22 free shots (77.3 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. The best player for the winners was American guard Jason Smith (183-83, college: Al.-Huntsville) who scored 29 points, 7 assists and 5 steals. The other American import guard Jason Holmes (191-86, college: Le Moyne) chipped in 18 points and 6 assists. SG Schwelmer Baskets' coach Raphael Wilder used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was naturalized Turkish forward Cem Dinc (211-85, college: Harvard) who recorded 21 points and 8 rebounds and forward Tobias Grauel (195-86) added 17 points and 5 rebounds respectively. Four ALBA Berlin II players scored in double figures. SG Schwelmer Baskets have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to sixth place in Group North, which they share with Stahnsdorf and Wulfen. ALBA Berlin II lost third consecutive game. They keep the twelfth position with eight games lost. SG Schwelmer Baskets will face Bayer Giants (#10) in Leverkusen in the next round. ALBA Berlin II will play at home against Spot Up Medien Baskets in Braunschweig.
Top scorers:
Schwelm: J.Smith 29+4reb+7ast, J.Holmes 18+3reb+6ast, J.Ducker 14+10reb+2ast, K.Speier 9+3reb+2ast, M.Dohmen 8+2reb, P.Wischnewski 6+2ast
ALBA Berlin II: C.Dinc 21+8reb+1ast, T.Grauel 17+5reb+2ast, J.Ney 14, S.Fulle 11+3reb+2ast, L.Tolksdorf 9+1reb+2ast, D.Stackhouse 4+4reb+2ast
gschID: 143623


Vechta - Stahnsdorf 87-66

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both fourth ranked SC Rasta Vechta and 5th ranked RSV Eintracht had identical 6-4 record. This time SC Rasta Vechta used a home court advantage and rolled over the opponent from Stahnsdorf 87-66 on Saturday night. The game was mostly controlled by SC Rasta Vechta. RSV Eintracht was better in fourth quarter 20-10. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. SC Rasta Vechta made 18-of-22 free shots (81.8 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was the former international center Dirk Madrich (211-83, agency: Court Side) who scored 18 points and 8 rebounds. Guard Flavio Stuckemann (187-85) chipped in 13 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. Four SC Rasta Vechta players scored in double figures. SC Rasta Vechta's coach Patrick Elzie felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was guard Thomas Schoeps (188-89, college: Odessa JC) who recorded 20 points and 6 rebounds and American forward Kellen Williams (194-84, college: E.Washington, agency: Dynamics Global Management) added 16 points and 12 rebounds respectively. SC Rasta Vechta (7-4) moved-up to third place in Group North, which they share with SU Medien and Herten. Loser RSV Eintracht dropped to the sixth position with five games lost. SC Rasta Vechta will face league's second-placed Dorsten at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. RSV Eintracht will play against the league's leader Hannover Tigers (#1) in Hannover.
Top scorers:
Vechta: D.Madrich 18+8reb+1ast, A.Rudowitz 16+5reb, F.Stuckemann 13+6reb+7ast, M.Boadu 11+3reb+5ast, B.Fumey 9+3reb, M.Reid 7+4reb+2ast
Stahnsdorf: T.Schoeps 20+6reb+2ast, K.Williams 16+12reb, B.Butler 11+4reb+1ast, K.Watson 6+1reb+4ast, Y.Evans 5+5reb+2ast, O.Mackeldanz 4+6reb
gschID: 143624


Group South
Gotha - Leipzig 91-69

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Gotha. Third ranked Oettinger Rockets Gotha faced one of their biggest challengers USC Leipzig. Host Oettinger Rockets Gotha (8-2) smashed guests from Leipzig (7-3) 91-69. It was a key game for the top position in Group South. The game was mostly controlled by Oettinger Rockets Gotha. USC Leipzig was better in second period 24-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Oettinger Rockets Gotha made 20-of-24 charity shots (83.3 percent) during the game. Oettinger Rockets Gotha outrebounded USC Leipzig 43-23 including a 30-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. USC Leipzig was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for American swingman Marcus Monk (198-86, college: Arkansas, agency: The House of Baller!Stars) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 17 rebounds. Forward Leo Niebuhr (208-86) contributed with 20 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. American forward Monyea Pratt (196-85, college: Stillman) replied with 17 points and his fellow American import guard Lamar Morinia (183-81, college: Montana St.-Northern) added 14 points in the effort for USC Leipzig. Five Oettinger Rockets Gotha and four USC Leipzig players scored in double figures. USC Leipzig's coach gave up on the game allowing to play eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Oettinger Rockets Gotha have a solid four-game winning streak. They keep a position of Group South leader, which they share with BSW Sixers and Noerdlingen. USC Leipzig at the other side keeps the fourth place with three games lost. Oettinger Rockets Gotha will play against Fraport Skyliners II (#11) in Frankfurt in the next round and are hoping to win another game. USC Leipzig will play at home against Giessen Pointers (#10) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Gotha: M.Monk 27+17reb+2ast, L.Niebuhr 20+7reb+2ast, D.Watson 12+4reb+3ast, K.Klein 10+3reb+4ast, A.Kuppe 10+1reb, T.Baker 10+11reb+1ast
Leipzig: M.Pratt 17+4reb+2ast, L.Morinia 14+3reb+2ast, K.Kranz 13+5reb, R.Schirmer 12+3reb+1ast, W.Simon 6+4reb, K.Schweiger 3
gschID: 143765


Hanau - BG Illertal 78-55

Very predictable result when seventh ranked Hanau (5-5) outscored at home bottom-ranked BG Illertal/Weissenhorn (0-10) 78-55 on Saturday. The game without a history. Hanau led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. The best player for the winners was American power forward Chris Miles (211-86, college: BYU) who had a double-double by scoring 24 points and 12 rebounds (on 11-of-13 shooting from the field). Center Ilja Ickert (201-81) chipped in a double-double by scoring 12 points and 10 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was forward Femi Oladipo (201-90, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement) who recorded 11 points and 7 rebounds and Michael Anthony added 8 points and 7 rebounds respectively. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Newly promoted Hanau maintains seventh position in Group South with 5-5 record, which they share with Licher Baeren. Loser BG Illertal/Weissenhorn still closes the standings with ten games lost. Hanau will face higher ranked Dragons Rhoendorf (#6) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. BG Illertal/Weissenhorn will play against Noerdlingen (#3) and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Hanau: C.Miles 24+12reb+2ast, A.Sharda 15+3reb+7ast, I.Ickert 12+10reb+3ast, S.Koehnert 6+2reb+1ast, J.Hirschberg 5+3reb+3ast, L.Magnusson 4+1ast
BG Illertal: F.Oladipo 11+7reb, H.Fuller 8+4reb+2ast, M.Michael Anthony 8+7reb, M.Wenzl 7+8reb, B.Butler 7, A.Wenzl 4+5reb+1ast
gschID: 143766


Noerdlingen - Fraport SKY II 96-71

Not a big story in a game when 11th ranked Fraport Skyliners II (2-8) was outplayed on the road by second ranked Noerdlingen (8-2) 96-71 on Saturday. The game without a history. Noerdlingen led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Noerdlingen outrebounded Fraport Skyliners II 42-27 including a 29-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Noerdlingen made 8 blocks. The best player for the winners was forward Josef Eichler (200-87) who scored 30 points and 8 rebounds (on 11-of-12 shooting from the field). American forward Kedrick Johnson (192-83, college: Lee) chipped in 18 points and 8 rebounds. Noerdlingen's coach Mario Matic felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Demetrius Jemison (203, college: Manhattan) who recorded 20 points and 9 rebounds and naturalized Bosnian swingman Amil Klisura (197-89) added 10 points and 6 rebounds respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Noerdlingen keeps a position of Group South leader, which they share with Gotha and BSW Sixers. Loser Fraport Skyliners II dropped to the tenth place with eight games lost. Noerdlingen will face BG Illertal/Weissenhorn (#12) on the road in the next round which should be another easy win for them. Fraport Skyliners II will play against the league's second-placed Oettinger Rockets Gotha.
Top scorers:
Noerdlingen: J.Eichler 30+8reb+1ast, K.Johnson 18+8reb+2ast, J.Jamerson 16+6reb+3ast, D.Rotim 15+6reb+2ast, D.Rastatter 6+7reb+2ast, F.Brutting 6+2ast
Fraport SKY II: D.Jemison 20+9reb+1ast, M.Merz 13+2reb, A.Klisura 10+6reb+2ast, J.Novak 10, L.Wright 9+1reb+1ast, K.Schluter 4+2reb+2ast
gschID: 143767


Langen - Dragons 76-72

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams when sixth ranked TV 1862 Langen (6-4) won against at home 5th ranked Dragons Rhoendorf (5-4) 76-72 on Saturday. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Dragons Rhoendorf won third quarter 18-14. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when TV 1862 Langen won last quarter 22-20. The best player for the winners was American power forward Luke Fitzgerald (202-87, college: Cumberlands, agency: Duran International) who had a double-double by scoring 18 points and 20 rebounds. The other American import guard Nathan Drury (188-85, college: Carroll) chipped in 22 points. Fitzgerald is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top summer league for players who want to play basketball overseas. Four TV 1862 Langen players scored in double figures. TV 1862 Langen's coach Fabian Villmeter used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. At the other side the best for losing team was Canadian guard Stuart Turnbull (188-84) who recorded 21 points and 4 steals and forward Florian Koch (197-92) added 20 points and 5 rebounds respectively. TV 1862 Langen have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fifth place in Group South. Loser Dragons Rhoendorf dropped to the sixth position with four games lost. TV 1862 Langen will face TSV Troester (#9) in Breitenguessbach in the next round. Dragons Rhoendorf will play at home against Hanau and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Langen: N.Drury 22+2reb+3ast, L.Fitzgerald 18+20reb, M.Voeller 14+5reb+2ast, S.Greene 10+7reb+7ast, J.Domdey 5+2reb+1ast, M.Schneider 5+2reb+5ast
Dragons: S.Turnbull 21+4reb+3ast, F.Koch 20+5reb+2ast, E.Tukiss 11+3reb+1ast, E.Jones 8+4reb+1ast, M.Leschek 6+6reb+2ast, T.Kasper 3+5reb
gschID: 143768


Licher Baeren - TSV Troester 67-60

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both eighth ranked Licher Baeren and 9th ranked TSV Troester had identical 4-5 record. This time Licher Baeren used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Breitenguessbach 67-60 on Saturday night. TSV Troester trailed by 13 points after 3 quarters before a 16-10 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 60-67 at the end of the game. The best player for the winners was guard Viktor Klassen (186-81) who scored 16 points and 4 assists. American forward Tyrone Bradshaw (203-86, college: S.Indiana, agency: KMG Sports Management) chipped in 7 points and 11 rebounds. Worth to mention Bradshaw played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped get the job in pro basketball. Four Licher Baeren players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was naturalized Croatian forward Ivan Pavic (201-81) who recorded 16 points and 8 rebounds and center Philipp Neumann (210-92) added 13 points respectively. TSV Troester's coach Jamie Duncan let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Licher Baeren (5-5) moved-up to seventh place in Group South, which they share with Hanau. Loser TSV Troester keeps the ninth position with six games lost. Licher Baeren will face league's leader BSW Sixers in Sandersdorf in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. TSV Troester will play at home against TV 1862 Langen (#5).
Top scorers:
Licher Baeren: V.Klassen 16+2reb+4ast, D.Dorr 14+3reb, B.Chappell 11+1reb+4ast, N.Dilukila 10+2reb+1ast, T.Bradshaw 7+11reb+3ast, R.Christen 4+1reb
TSV Troester: I.Pavic 16+8reb, P.Neumann 13+4reb, D.Schmidt 7+5reb+3ast, S.Walde 7+4reb+1ast, S.Dinkel 6+1reb, J.Dippold 5+6reb
gschID: 143769


Giessen - BSW Sixers 59-69

Leader BSW Sixers recorded the eighth victory. This time they beat 10th ranked Giessen Pointers (2-8) 69-59. Giessen Pointers were ahead by 1 point at the halftime before a 33-22 second half run of BSW Sixers. 24 personal fouls committed by Giessen Pointers helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The winners were led by American forward Aaron Fleetwood (206-84, college: Delaware St., agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement) who scored that evening 15 points and 9 rebounds and forward Frieder Diestelhorst (201-87, agency: Limelight Hoops) supported him with 19 points. Even 14 points and 8 rebounds by forward Felix Rotaru (200-79) did not help to save the game for Giessen Pointers. Swingman Zeljko Pavlovic (194-80) added 14 points. Giessen Pointers' coach tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Newly promoted BSW Sixers maintains first position in Group South with 8-2 record, which they share with Gotha and Noerdlingen. Giessen Pointers lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the tenth place with eight games lost. BSW Sixers' next round opponent will be Licher Baeren (#8) at home and are hoping to win another game. Giessen Pointers will play against USC Leipzig.
Top scorers:
BSW Sixers: F.Diestelhorst 19+3reb+1ast, S.Ahnsehl 17+5ast, A.Fleetwood 15+9reb+3ast, W.Gardner 6+3reb+2ast, P.Muensinger 4+6reb, M.Haut 4+2reb+1ast
Giessen: F.Rotaru 14+8reb, Z.Pavlovic 14+4reb, D.Sumner 13+4reb+1ast, S.Derrick 6+3ast, B.Moten 6+3reb+1ast, D.Lockhart 2+3reb+5ast
gschID: 143770




Justin Howard claims ProA weekly honour - by Eurobasket News
American Justin Howard (208-C-81) had an amazing evening in the last round for Karlsruhe and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com ProA Player of the Week award for round 11.
The 30-year old center had a double-double of 25 points and seventeen rebounds, while his team crushed Heidelberg (#8, 5-5) with 21-point margin 88-67. Karlsruhe maintains the 14th position in German ProA. The season is in a full swing, so it's only a dream for the team to make it into top half of the standings. For contrary they may face relegation if the situation turns from bad to worse. Karlsruhe have already lost 8 games and recorded just two victories. Howard turned to be Karlsruhe's top player in his first season with the team. Mercer University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Howard leads league in rebounds with 10.7rpg. Howard is in league's top in and averages solid 60.0% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 34-year old American power forward Ryan De Michael (205-F/C-77) of NBC. De Michael impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 20 points and 17 rebounds. It was enough for NBC to edge slightly lower-ranked Chemnitz (#10, 5-6) in overtime by 2 points 70-68. The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. But NBC managed to improve slightly their position in standings taking 9th place. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 5-5 record is not bad and everything may still change. De Michael is a newcomer at NBC and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders.

The third best performed player last round was another Karlsruhe's star - American Martin Samarco (191-G-85). Samarco got into 30-points club by scoring 31 points in the last round. He was another key player of Karlsruhe, helping his team with a 88-67 easy win against the higher-ranked Heidelberg (#8, 5-5). Karlsruhe can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 2-8 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Samarco he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Samarco has individually a great season in Germany. After 10 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 19.1ppg (4th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Aubrey Reese (183-G-78) of Duesseldorf - 20 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists
5. Darryl Webb (198-F-88) of Crailsheim - 18 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Arizona Reid (196-F-86) of MBC - 22 points and 7 rebounds
7. Jefferson Mason (198-G-88) of Webmoebel - 22 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Jamar Diggs (187-G-88) of Webmoebel - 18 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Kenny Barker (191-G-86) of Jena - 16 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Tyler Kepkay (183-G-87) of Jena - 20 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists

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


Derrick Stevens joined Giessen Pointers - by Eurobasket News
Derrick Stevens (180-G-80, college: Colorado St.) joined Giessen Pointers after he left Herzoege Wolfenbuettel. For the latter Stevens appeared in nine Pro B games this season. He scored 17.8 points per contest and dished out 3.1 assists a game. Instead of Stevens Marquis Jones has joined the Herzoege backcourt.
Derrick Stevens is an American Guard who came to Iceland and then Sweden after the college. In 2008-2009 he played for Plannja Basket Lulea (Sweden-Basketligan) and averaged 13.0ppg, 2.5rpg, 1.5apg. In 2010-2011 signed at BG Magdeburg (Germany-Regionalliga, starting five) and in 9 games erupted with 28.3ppg. The season 2011-2012 appeared for Herzoege Wolfenbuettel (Germany-ProB, starting five), left in Nov.'11.
Derrick Stevens debuted with 6 points at the Regular Season Round 12. Leader BSW Sixers recorded the eighth victory. This time they beat 10th ranked Giessen Pointers (2-8) 69:59.



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


Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga
Points Per Game
 David HOLSTON
  Art.Drag.
  (170-G-86)
  Avg: 20.4
 1. Holston, Art.Drag.20.4 
 2. Brown, EWE Baskets19.4 
 3. Carter, Phoenix17.6 
 4. Troutman, B.Mue.16.2 
 5. Gray, Fraport SKY16.0 
 6. Jonusas, Phoenix16.0 
 7. Ensminger, Teleko.15.9 
 8. Foster, B.Muenchen15.8 
 9. Wood, ALBA15.8 
 10. Swann, Ratiopharm15.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 John BRYANT
  Ratiopharm
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 9.6
 1. Bryant, Ratiopharm9.6 
 2. Leuer, Fraport SKY8.5 
 3. Ensminger, Teleko.8.4 
 4. Troutman, B.Mue.8.2 
 5. Chubb, EWE Baskets7.8 
 6. Sykes, Goettingen7.6 
 7. Ovcina, LTi 46ers7.3 
 8. Elliott, s.Oliv.6.8 
 9. Hunter, Bayreuth6.6 
 10. Seward, Phoenix6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Jared JORDAN
  Telekom .
  (188-PG-84)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Jordan, Telekom7.7 
 2. Brewer, Bremerha.6.3 
 3. Holston, Art.Drag.6.2 
 4. Joyce, TBB Trier5.9 
 5. Wood, ALBA5.6 
 6. Campbell, Walter T.5.0 
 7. Brown, EWE Baskets4.4 
 8. Hamann, B.Muenchen4.3 
 9. Gavel, Brose B.3.8 
 10. Gibson, Bayreuth3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Mark DORRIS
  EnBW L.
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 2
 1. Dorris, EnBW L.2.0 
 2. Holston, Art.Drag.1.9 
 3. Carter, Phoenix1.7 
 4. Wood, ALBA1.5 
 5. Crowe, Phoenix1.5 
 6. Burrell, EWE B.1.3 
 7. Linhart, TBB Trier1.3 
 8. Ibekwe, Bayreuth1.3 
 9. Duggins, Walter T.1.2 
 10. Kramer, s.Oliv.1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Tony GAFFNEY
  Teleko.
  (204-F-84)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Gaffney, Teleko.2.1 
 2. Ibekwe, Bayreuth2.1 
 3. Slaughter, Brose B.2.0 
 4. Pleiss, Brose B.2.0 
 5. Looby, EnBW L.1.6 
 6. Boone, s.Oliver.1.4 
 7. King, Art.Dragons1.4 
 8. Redding, Walter T.1.0 
 9. Zirbes, TBB Trier0.9 
 10. Chubb, EWE Baske.0.9 


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  GREECE   


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


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  HOLLAND   


Standings - Promotie Divisie
Prom.Divisie Standings
 1. Binnenland 9-0 
 2. Amsterdam 9-1 
 3. Leiden 2 7-3 
 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 


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  HUNGARY   


A Division Round 7: Falco-Szova edges Soproni by one point - by Eurobasket News
The most exciting game of round 7 in the A Division took place in Sopron. This derby game ended with only one-point home defeat of 7th ranked Soproni (3-4) to second ranked Falco-Szova (6-1) 62-61 on Saturday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. Serbian forward Djordje Pantelic (204-F-84) fired a double-double by scoring 11 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. American guard Chad Timberlake (194-84, college: Fairleigh Dickinson) chipped in 18 points. American guard Dontay Thomas (186-84, college: La Salle) produced 18 points and 5 assists for lost side. Falco-Szova have a solid series of four victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with 3 other teams. Soproni at the other side keeps the seventh place with four games lost. They share the position with Kaposvari and Marso NYKK. Falco-Szova is looking forward to face Szolnok (#3) in Szolnok in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Soproni will play on the road against Kecskemeti (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Leader Albacomp delivered the sixth victory. This time they crushed 9th ranked Jaszberenyi (2-5) 90-61. The game was dominated by American players. Worth to mention a great performance of swingman Muhammad El Amin (196-87, college: Stony Brook) who helped to win the game recording 23 points and 5 assists. Damian Hollis contributed with 23 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Center Jonathan Jones (211-79, agency: TSS Management) answered with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 12 rebounds for Jaszberenyi. Jaszberenyi's coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Albacomp have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 6-1 record, which they share with 3 other teams. Newly promoted Jaszberenyi dropped to the tenth position with five games lost. They share it with Szedeak and PVSK Pannon. Albacomp will play against Kaposvari (#9) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Jaszberenyi will play against FS Debrecen and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Bottom-ranked ZTE KK (0-7) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 82-71 loss to eleventh ranked Marso NYKK (3-4) in Nyiregyhaza on Friday evening. It was a great evening for Ivan Miskovic who led his team to a victory scoring 25 points and 5 rebounds (on 10-of-11 shooting from the field). At the losing side Bryquis Perine responded with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds. ZTE KK's coach Imre Patonay rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Marso NYKK moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Soproni and Kaposvari. Defending champion ZTE KK still closes the standings with seven games lost. Marso NYKK will meet higher ranked Atomeromu (#6) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. ZTE KK will play against PVSK Pannon (#10) in Pecs and hopes to get finally their first victory.
We should mention about the upset which took place in Kaposvar, where higher ranked Atomeromu (4-3) was outleveled in a road game by eleventh ranked Kaposvari (3-4) 82-60. It was an exceptional evening for Nik Raivio who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 15 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws). The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Kaposvari have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Soproni and Marso NYKK. Atomeromu at the other side keeps the sixth position with three games lost. Kaposvari's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Albacomp in Szekesfehervar and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
An interesting game took place in Szeged, where higher ranked Kecskemeti (5-2) lost to twelfth ranked Szedeak (2-5) in a road game 71-77 on Sunday. Tomislav Ivosev fired 25 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Szedeak moved-up to tenth place, which they share with PVSK Pannon and Jaszberenyi. Loser Kecskemeti keeps the fifth position with two games lost. Szedeak will face higher ranked Kormend (#4) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Kecskemeti will play against Soproni.

In the last two games of round 7 PVSK Pannon was crushed by Szolnok in Szolnok 109-80. FS Debrecen was smashed by Kormend at home 60-84.
The best stats of 7th round was 26 points and 8 assists by Obie Trotter of Szolnok.


Szolnok - PVSK Pannon 109-80

There was no surprise when 10th ranked PVSK Pannon (2-5) was crushed on the road by third ranked Szolnok (6-1) 109-80 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Szolnok. PVSK Pannon was better in third quarter 21-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Szolnok dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to PVSK Pannon's 42. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 31 assists comparing to just 18 passes made by PVSK Pannon's players. International guard Obie Trotter (186-84, college: Alabama A&M, agency: Court Side) fired 26 points and 8 assists for the winners (made all of his eight free throws). Bulgarian forward Hristo Nikolov (200-85, agency: Global Sports Plaza) chipped in 13 points and 7 rebounds. American swingman Jara Doyne (193-84, college: Mississippi) produced 19 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and Serbian guard Andrija Ciric (199-80, agency: BeoExcell) added 20 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for lost side. Five Szolnok and four PVSK Pannon players scored in double figures. 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. Szolnok keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser PVSK Pannon keeps the tenth place with five games lost. Szolnok will face league's leader Falco-Szova in Szombathely in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. PVSK Pannon will play on the road against ZTE KK (#14) in Zalaegerszeg.
Top scorers:
PVSK Pannon: A.Ciric 20+7reb+4ast, J.Doyne 19+8reb+4ast, N.Vasojevic 13+1reb+4ast, N.Toth 12+7reb+3ast, O.Biro 4+1ast, J.Eilingsfeld 4+2reb+1ast
Szolnok: O.Trotter 26+4reb+8ast, J.Mills 13+4reb+5ast, H.Nikolov 13+7reb+3ast, M.Fodor 13+3reb+5ast, A.Horvath 11+1reb+6ast, R.Gaal 8+1ast
gschID: 146656


Soproni - Falco-Szova 61-62

The most exciting game of round 7 in the A Division took place in Sopron. This derby game ended with only one-point home defeat of 7th ranked Soproni (3-4) to second ranked Falco-Szova (6-1) 62-61 on Saturday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. Serbian forward Djordje Pantelic (204-84) fired a double-double by scoring 11 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. American guard Chad Timberlake (194-84, college: Fairleigh Dickinson) chipped in 18 points. Four Falco-Szova players scored in double figures. American guard Dontay Thomas (186-84, college: La Salle) produced 18 points and 5 assists and the other American import guard Janou Rubin (193-82, college: UCLA) added 17 points respectively for lost side. Falco-Szova have a solid series of four victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with 3 other teams. Soproni at the other side keeps the seventh place with four games lost. They share the position with Kaposvari and Marso NYKK. Falco-Szova is looking forward to face Szolnok (#3) in Szolnok in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Soproni will play on the road against Kecskemeti (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Soproni: D.Thomas 18+2reb+5ast, J.Rubin 17+3reb+1ast, B.Egemonye 9+9reb+1ast, A.Molnar 9+6reb, G.Gombas 6+9reb, R.Keresztes 2+2reb+1ast
Falco-Szova: C.Timberlake 18+2reb+2ast, D.Pantelic 11+12reb, B.Jancikin 11+4reb, L.Kalman 10+2reb+4ast, Z.Szabo 6+5reb+1ast, M.Szanati 2+3reb+1ast
gschID: 146657


Kaposvari - Atomeromu 82-60

We should mention about the upset which took place in Kaposvar, where higher ranked Atomeromu (4-3) was outleveled in a road game by eleventh ranked Kaposvari (3-4) 82-60. The game without a history. Kaposvari led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Atomeromu's 38 and made 18-of-23 charity shots (78.3 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Atomeromu 39-17 including a 29-13 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was an exceptional evening for American guard Nik Raivio (192-86, college: Portland, agency: Priority Sports) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 15 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws). His fellow American import power forward Michael Fey (213-83, college: UCLA) accounted for 20 points and 8 rebounds for the winning side. International swingman David Vojvoda (191-90, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) came up with 17 points and American guard Lorenzo Williams (191-84, college: Rice, agency: Court Side) added 8 points and 6 assists respectively for Atomeromu in the defeat. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Kaposvari have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Soproni and Marso NYKK. Atomeromu at the other side keeps the sixth position with three games lost. Kaposvari's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Albacomp in Szekesfehervar and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Atomeromu: D.Vojvoda 17+2reb+2ast, K.D. 11+1reb, A.Toth 8+2reb, L.Williams 8+2reb+6ast, T.Kaman 7+3reb+1ast, D.Wilson 6+2reb+1ast
Kaposvari: N.Raivio 26+15reb+3ast, M.Fey 20+8reb, J.Wilson 18+2reb+5ast, D.Koma 6+3reb+1ast, K.Kiss 5+2reb, G.Kutasi 4+1reb+1ast
gschID: 146658


Jaszberenyi - Albacomp 61-90

Leader Albacomp delivered the sixth victory. This time they crushed 9th ranked Jaszberenyi (2-5) 90-61. The game without a history. Albacomp led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 21-of-25 charity shots (84.0 percent) during the game. Albacomp forced 19 Jaszberenyi turnovers. The game was dominated by American players. Worth to mention a great performance of swingman Muhammad El Amin (196-87, college: Stony Brook) who helped to win the game recording 23 points and 5 assists. Forward Damian Hollis (203-88, college: Geo.Washington) contributed with 23 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Center Jonathan Jones (211-79, agency: TSS Management) answered with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 12 rebounds and guard K. Camont added 12 points in the effort for Jaszberenyi. Jaszberenyi's coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Albacomp have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 6-1 record, which they share with 3 other teams. Newly promoted Jaszberenyi dropped to the tenth position with five games lost. They share it with Szedeak and PVSK Pannon. Albacomp will play against Kaposvari (#9) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Jaszberenyi will play against FS Debrecen and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Jaszberenyi: K.camont J. 12+1reb+1ast, J.Jones 10+12reb+2ast, B.Horti 9+4reb, J.Hodges 8+2reb+3ast, G.Fulop 6+2reb, B.Sormaz 6+1reb+1ast
Albacomp: D.Hollis 23+5reb, M.El Amin 23+3reb+5ast, A.Keller 10+5reb, W.Chism 10+3reb+1ast, A.Madar 7+1reb, R.Hendlein 5+8reb+1ast
gschID: 146659


Szedeak - Kecskemeti 77-71

An interesting game took place in Szeged, where higher ranked Kecskemeti (5-2) lost to twelfth ranked Szedeak (2-5) in a road game 71-77 on Sunday. The hosts trailed by 10 points after three quarters before their 26-10 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Szedeak outrebounded Kecskemeti 34-23 including 25 on the defensive glass. Serbian Tomislav Ivosev fired 25 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Serbian power forward Nebojsa Dukic (206-85) chipped in 19 points and 4 assists. The former international guard Krisztian Wittmann (185-85, agency: FCM) produced 29 points (made all of his eight free throws) and American guard Thomas Kelley (188-77, college: Michigan St., agency: TSS Management) added 13 points respectively for lost side. Szedeak moved-up to tenth place, which they share with PVSK Pannon and Jaszberenyi. Loser Kecskemeti keeps the fifth position with two games lost. Szedeak will face higher ranked Kormend (#4) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Kecskemeti will play against Soproni.
Top scorers:
Kecskemeti: K.Wittmann 29+1reb+3ast, T.Kelley 13+3reb+3ast, G.Radonjic 11+4reb, G.Hegedus 6+1reb, G.Denes 5+6reb, I.Vukadinov 3+3reb
Szedeak: T.Ivosev 25+7reb+1ast, N.Dukic 19+3reb+4ast, J.Levy 12+6reb+1ast, G.Drahos 7+8reb+7ast, M.Vida 5+1reb, M.Molnar 5+4reb
gschID: 146660


Marso NYKK - ZTE KK 82-71

Bottom-ranked ZTE KK (0-7) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 82-71 loss to eleventh ranked Marso NYKK (3-4) in Nyiregyhaza on Friday evening. The game was mostly controlled by Marso NYKK. ZTE KK managed to win fourth quarter 23-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Marso NYKK dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to ZTE KK's 36. It was a great evening for Serbian power forward Ivan Miskovic (203-84, college: Alaska-Fairb.) who led his team to a victory scoring 25 points and 5 rebounds (on 10-of-11 shooting from the field). Serbian guard Stefan Fekete (188-86, agency: Beo Basket) helped adding 16 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals. Four Marso NYKK players scored in double figures. At the losing side American guard Bryquis Perine (190, college: Wisc.-Green Bay, agency: Court Side) responded with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds and swingman David Gaspar (192-82) scored 22 points. ZTE KK's coach Imre Patonay rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Marso NYKK moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Soproni and Kaposvari. Defending champion ZTE KK still closes the standings with seven games lost. Marso NYKK will meet higher ranked Atomeromu (#6) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. ZTE KK will play against PVSK Pannon (#10) in Pecs and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
ZTE KK: D.Gaspar 22+3reb+2ast, B.Perine 18+11reb+3ast, G.Kinter 13+1reb, G.Toth 8+2reb, T.Whitworth 5+6reb, A.Vertetics 3+1ast
Marso NYKK: I.Miskovic 25+5reb+2ast, S.Fekete 16+9reb+4ast, M.Mohacsi 12+5reb+2ast, E.Sitku 10+4reb, L.Polyak 7+3reb+2ast, D.Djogo 6+2reb
gschID: 146654


FS Debrecen - Kormend 60-84

No shocking result in a game when fourth ranked Kormend (6-1) smashed on the road 12th ranked FS Debrecen (1-6) 84-60 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Kormend. FS Debrecen was better in fourth quarter 21-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Kormend shot 24 for 32 from the free-throw line, while FS Debrecen only scored five points from the stripe. They outrebounded FS Debrecen 46-33 including 32 on the defensive glass. American power forward Darian Townes (208-84) fired 21 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. His fellow American import forward Rashad Bell (201-82, college: Boston U.) chipped in a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds. Four Kormend players scored in double figures. American point guard Justin Ingram (185-85, college: Toledo) produced 24 points and forward Viktor Vas (200-89) added 8 points respectively for lost side. 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. Kormend keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 3 other teams. FS Debrecen lost fifth consecutive game. They dropped to the thirteenth place with six games lost. Kormend will face Szedeak (#11) in Szeged in the next round and are hoping to win another game. FS Debrecen will play against Jaszberenyi and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
FS Debrecen: J.Ingram 24+3reb+1ast, V.Vas 8+4reb, C.Kaluha 7+1reb+1ast, T.Papp 6+3reb+1ast, D.Takacs 4+4reb, K.Izzo 4+3reb
Kormend: D.Townes 21+9reb+1ast, R.Bell 15+11reb+2ast, C.Ferencz 12+2reb, K.Powell 12+12reb+3ast, A.Rujak 7+1reb+2ast, B.Sonyak 5
gschID: 146655




Best players of A Division round 7 - by Eurobasket News
American Nik Raivio (192-G-86, agency: Priority Sports) had an amazing evening in the last round for Kaposvari and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 7.
The 25-year old guard had a double-double of 26 points and fifteen rebounds, while his team crushed Atomeromu (#6, 4-3) with 22-point margin 82-60. Kaposvari is placed at 9th position in Hungarian A Division. Kaposvari is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 3-4 record. In the team's last game Raivio had a remarkable 57.1% from 2-point range. He turned to be Kaposvari's top player in his first season with the team. University of Portland graduate has very impressive stats this year. Raivio is in league's top in points (2nd best: 22.7ppg), rebounds (6th best: 9.4rpg) and averages solid 2.1spg and 50.5% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 27-year old American guard Obie Trotter (186-G-84, agency: Court Side) of Szolnok. Trotter impressed basketball fans with 26 points, 4 rebounds and 8 assists. Of course he lead Szolnok to another comfortable win outscoring the lower-ranked PVSK Pannon (#10, 2-5) 109-80. Szolnok's 3rd position in the standings has not changed. His team lost just one game this season, while they won 6 matches. Trotter is well-known by Szolnok fans and he already established his position as one of team's most reliable players.

The third best performed player last round was Serbian Ivan Miskovic (203-F/C-84) of Marso NYKK (#7). Miskovic scored 25 points and grabbed five rebounds. He was a key player of Marso NYKK, leading his team to a 82-71 win against ZTE KK (#14, 0-7). The chances of Marso NYKK ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 4 games, recording just three victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Miskovic could help Marso NYKK to bring them higher in the standings. Miskovic has a great season in Hungary. After only 7 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 21.6ppg (5th best) and rebounds with 10.6rpg (2nd best). He also has 1.3bpg and FGP: 63.0%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Damian Hollis (203-F-88) of Albacomp - 23 points and 5 rebounds
5. Darian Townes (208-F/C-84) of Kormend - 21 points and 9 rebounds
6. Kasib Powell (201-F-81) of Kormend - 12 points, 12 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Bryquis Perine (190-G) of ZTE KK - 18 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Andrija Ciric (199-G-80) of PVSK Pannon - 20 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Muhammad El Amin (196-G/F-87) of Albacomp - 23 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists
10. Rashad Bell (201-F-82) of Kormend - 15 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists

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


A Division Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Tomislav IVOSEV
  Szedeak
  (--)
  Avg: 23
 1. Ivosev, Szedeak23.0 
 2. Raivio, Kaposvari22.7 
 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. Pantelic, Falco-Sz.10.1 
 5. Ivosev, Szedeak9.7 
 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. Drahos, Szedeak4.6 
 10. Kelley, Kecskemeti4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Stefan FEKETE
  Marso N.
  (188-G-86)
  Avg: 4.6
 1. Fekete, Marso N.4.6 
 2. Szoegi, Szolnok3.0 
 3. Wittmann, Kecsk.2.7 
 4. Kelley, Kecskemeti2.6 
 5. Baki, ZTE K.2.5 
 6. Trotter, Szolnok2.3 
 7. Chism, Albacomp2.3 
 8. Wilson, Kaposvari2.3 
 9. Ivosev, Szedeak2.1 
 10. Toth, PVSK P.2.1 
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. Miskovic, Marso N.1.3 
 8. Levy, Szedeak1.3 
 9. Morgen, Atomeromu1.1 
 10. Ivosev, Szedeak1.1 


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 5-2 
 6. Atomeromu 4-3 
 7. Marso NYKK 3-4 
 8. Soproni 3-4 
 9. Kaposvari 3-4 
 10. PVSK Pannon 2-5 
 11. Szedeak 2-5 
 12. Jaszberenyi 2-5 
 13. FS Debrecen 1-6 
 14. ZTE KK 0-7 


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  IBA   


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


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  IRAN   


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


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  IRELAND   


Stats Leaders - Men
Points Per Game
 Shawn ATUPEM
  UCC Demons
  (200-F-89)
  Avg: 24.8
 1. Atupem, UCC Demons24.8 
 2. Thompson, B.Gais N.24.8 
 3. Johnson, Belfast23.5 
 4. Enos, Moycullen22.5 
 5. Cummins, Belfast19.0 
 6. Turner, 11890 K.17.7 
 7. Jefferson, UL Ea.17.4 
 8. Stith, UCD Marian17.3 
 9. Killeen, UL Eagles16.0 
 10. Glover, DCU Saints15.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jermaine TURNER
  11890 K.
  (195-F-74)
  Avg: 17
 1. Turner, 11890 K.17.0 
 2. Thompson, B.Gais N.14.3 
 3. Provizors, DCU S.12.7 
 4. Enos, Moycullen12.3 
 5. Killeen, UL Eagles11.3 
 6. Stith, UCD Marian10.4 
 7. Atupem, UCC Demons9.8 
 8. O''Reilly, UCC D.9.0 
 9. Tummon, Moycullen8.7 
 10. Glover, DCU Saints8.2 
Assists Per Game
 Shane COUGHLAN
  UCC D.
  (188-G-79)
  Avg: 4.6
 1. Coughlan, UCC D.4.6 
 2. Kinevane, UL Eagl.4.4 
 3. Clarke, 11890 K.4.0 
 4. Dowd, Moycullen3.8 
 5. Donnelly, DCU S.3.5 
 6. Turner, 11890 K.3.5 
 7. Cunningham, Moycul.3.5 
 8. Meany, UCD Marian3.3 
 9. Hall, UL Eagles3.3 
 10. Noonan, B.Gais N.3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Ronald THOMPSON
  B.Gais N.
  (208-F/C-81)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Thompson, B.Gais N.3.7 
 2. Turner, 11890 K.3.3 
 3. McGinn, B.Gais N.3.0 
 4. Stith, UCD Marian2.9 
 5. Taylor, B.Gais N.2.3 
 6. Noonan, B.Gais N.2.2 
 7. Jefferson, UL Ea.2.1 
 8. Cunningham, Moycul.1.9 
 9. Hosford, UCC D.1.8 
 10. McLoughlin, B.Gai.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Jermaine TURNER
  11890 K.
  (195-F-74)
  Avg: 3
 1. Turner, 11890 K.3.0 
 2. Killeen, UL Eagles2.5 
 3. Thompson, B.Gais N.2.0 
 4. Stith, UCD Marian1.7 
 5. Enos, Moycullen1.4 
 6. O''Brien, 11890 K.1.3 
 7. Trimmer, DCU S.1.2 
 8. Taylor, B.Gais N.1.2 
 9. Provizors, DCU S.0.8 
 10. Anderson, DCU S.0.7 


Standings - EBS Superleague
SuperLeague Standings
North Conference
 1. DCU Saints 8-2 
 2. 11890 Killester 6-2 
 3. UCD Marian 4-4 
 4. Belfast Star 0-9 
South Conference
 1. B.Gais Neptune 5-3 
 2. UL Eagles 5-4 
 3. UCC Demons 4-3 
 4. Moycullen 2-7 


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  ISRAEL   


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


Loto League Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Sylven LANDESBERG
  Maccab.
  (198-F/G-90)
  Avg: 26
 1. Landesberg, Macca.26.0 
 2. Banks, Elitzur21.8 
 3. Bradley, Maccabi21.2 
 4. Delaney, B.C. H.19.8 
 5. Dunn, Bnei Hashar.19.6 
 6. Carter, Bnei H.19.4 
 7. Crawford, Maccab.19.4 
 8. Powell, Maccabi Ha.19.3 
 9. Lewis, Hapoel Holon18.7 
 10. Bowman, Maccabi18.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Bryant DUNSTON
  Hapoel H.
  (202-F/C-86)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Dunston, Hapoel H.10.7 
 2. Tyus, Maccabi9.8 
 3. Kitchen, Maccabi9.8 
 4. Freeman, B.C. H.9.4 
 5. Williams, Maccabi8.7 
 6. Dowell, B.C. H.8.6 
 7. Morgan, Ironi A.8.3 
 8. Bowman, Maccabi8.0 
 9. Mitchell, Ironi A.7.7 
 10. Randle, Hapoel J.7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Moran ROTH
  Hapoel Holon
  (183-PG-82)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Roth, Hapoel Holon8.7 
 2. Tapiro, Maccabi7.2 
 3. Randle, Elitzur7.0 
 4. Mitchell, Ironi A.5.7 
 5. Carter, Bnei H.5.4 
 6. Ohayon, Maccabi5.4 
 7. Thomas, Galil Gilb.5.0 
 8. Powell, Maccabi Ha.5.0 
 9. Ben-Chimol, Maccab.3.8 
 10. Delaney, B.C. H.3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Raviv LIMONAD
  Ironi A.
  (192-G-84)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Limonad, Ironi A.3.3 
 2. Pinnock, B.C. H.2.8 
 3. Delaney, B.C. H.2.6 
 4. Ohayon, Maccabi2.2 
 5. Ben-Chimol, Maccab.2.2 
 6. Kitchen, Maccabi2.2 
 7. Berkowitz, Ironi A.2.2 
 8. Bradley, Maccabi2.2 
 9. Harush, Hapoel H.2.2 
 10. Banks, Elitzur2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Sean WILLIAMS
  Maccabi .
  (208-F-86)
  Avg: 4.2
 1. Williams, Maccabi4.2 
 2. Uter, Maccabi2.6 
 3. Hendrix, Maccabi2.0 
 4. Varnado, Hapoel J.1.7 
 5. Dunston, Hapoel H.1.7 
 6. Tyus, Maccabi1.4 
 7. Sullivan, Hapoel H.1.3 
 8. Powell, Maccabi Ha.1.2 
 9. Schortsaniti., Mac.1.0 
 10. James, Maccabi T.1.0 


Bnei Hasharon Signs Its Third NBA Player - Ekpe Udoh - by David Pick
Eurobasket reveals that Bnei Hasharon officially became the only team outside the US to sign three under contract NBA players during the ongoing lockout as the Golden State Warriors power forward Ekpe Udoh signed an out deal, replacing Trevor Booker and JJ Hickson. Udoh's expected to land in Israel tomorrow (Tuesday) and will take part in Bnei's Sunday night game.

Udoh, will feel right at home in Herzeliya, joined by his former Baylor teammates LaceDarius Dunn and Tweety Carter, creating an all green-and-yellow atmosphere in Israel. After transferring from Michigan, the 6-foot-10 Nigerian
athlete graduated from UB two-years ago flirting with double-double averages of 13.9ppg, 9.8rpg, 2.7apg and 3.7bpg his senior year, leading to a prestigious 6th NBA Draft Pick by the Golden State Warriors. Udoh's NBA rookie season included 58 games where he shot an average of 4.1ppg, collected 3.1rpg and blocked 1.5 times per game. Bnei Hasharon's experiencing one of the team's worst starts to its season dropping four of its first five games while trying to pick up the pieces left in the paint and the locker room by Booker and Hickson. Sunday night against Galil/Gilboa should be a different story.

Follow David Pick on Twitter: @DubiPick


Premier League Round 6: Ironi Ashkelon grabs a leadership position - by Eurobasket News
The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with extra overtimes, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Ironi Ashkelon as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Ironi Ashkelon edged 8th ranked Maccabi Rishon at home 81-79. 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 81-79. Ironi Ashkelon made 18-of-22 free shots (81.8 percent) during the game. It was a good game for American power forward Marco Killingsworth (202-82, college: Indiana) who led his team to a victory with 25 points and 7 rebounds. The other American import swingman Dwayne Mitchell (196-82, college: La-Lafayette, agency: Interperformances) contributed with 12 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. Jamaican-American power forward Adrian Uter (201-84, college: Hofstra, agency: Gross Zeev ISA) replied with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 12 rebounds for Maccabi Rishon. Ironi Ashkelon have a solid four-game winning streak. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Maccabi Rishon at the other side keeps the eighth place with three games lost. Maccabi Rishon will play next round against Elitzur Netanya trying to get back on the winning streak. Ironi Ashkelon will try to continue on its current victory against fifth ranked B.C. Habikaa on the road.
Undefeated Maccabi T-A (4-1) recorded its first loss in Tel-Aviv. Hosts were defeated by fifth ranked Hapoel J-M (4-2) 78-64. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Maccabi T-A. International point guard Yuval Naimy (188-85) scored 23 points to lead the charge for the winners and Brian Randle chipped in 16 points and 8 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) during the contest. The best for the losing side was American power forward Richard Hendrix (203-86, college: Alabama) with 15 points and 6 rebounds. Hapoel J-M have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Galil Gilboa. Defending champion Maccabi T-A dropped to the second position with one game lost. Hapoel J-M will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Maccabi T-A will play on the road against Maccabi Haifa and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked B.C. Habikaa (3-2) against fourth ranked Galil Gilboa (4-2) on Sunday night. Visiting B.C. Habikaa was defeated by Galil Gilboa in a tough game in Galil 67-75. American players dominated the game. Romeo Travis notched 24 points and 7 rebounds to lead the effort. Galil Gilboa's coach Lior Lubin used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Even 26 points and 6 rebounds by Paul Delaney did not help to save the game for B.C. Habikaa. Galil Gilboa have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Hapoel J-M. Loser B.C. Habikaa dropped to the fifth position with two games lost. Galil Gilboa will meet Bnei Hasharon (#9) in the next round where they are favorite. B.C. Habikaa will play against the league's leader Ironi Ashkelon (#1) and hope to secure a win.
Bottom-ranked Elitzur Netanya is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their fifth consecutive match to seventh ranked Hapoel Holon (3-3) 98-75. The best player for the winners was Ron Lewis who scored 27 points. Hapoel Holon's coach Dan Shamir felt very confident that he used 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Hapoel Holon moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Maccabi Haifa. Elitzur Netanya at the other side still closes the standings with five games lost. Hapoel Holon's next round opponent will be Maccabi Ashdod (#10) at home. Elitzur Netanya will play against Maccabi Rishon in Rishon Le-Zion and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Maccabi Ashdod (#9) forced the game against Maccabi Haifa (#8) into an overtime, but lost by one point 85-86 on Sunday night. The game took place in Ashdod. But the guests from Haifa were better at the end. It was a good game for Sean Williams who saved his team from a defeat with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 14 rebounds. Maccabi Haifa (3-3) moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Hapoel Holon. Maccabi Ashdod lost third consecutive game. They keep the ninth position with four games lost. Maccabi Haifa will face league's second-placed Maccabi T-A in Tel-Aviv in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Maccabi Ashdod will play on the road against Hapoel Holon (#6).



Galil Gilboa - B.C. Habikaa 75-67

Very important is a road loss of third ranked B.C. Habikaa (3-2) against fourth ranked Galil Gilboa (4-2) on Sunday night. Visiting B.C. Habikaa was defeated by Galil Gilboa in a tough game in Galil 67-75. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But B.C. Habikaa won fourth quarter 21-20. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Galil Gilboa made 18-of-23 free shots (78.3 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. American players dominated the game. Romeo Travis (200-84, college: Akron) notched 24 points and 7 rebounds to lead the effort and point guard Chaisson Allen (192-89, college: Northeastern) supported him with 9 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists. Galil Gilboa's coach Lior Lubin used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Even 26 points and 6 rebounds by guard Paul Delaney (188-86, college: UAB) did not help to save the game for B.C. Habikaa. Power forward Rashaun Freeman (206-84, college: Massachusetts) added 19 points and 11 rebounds. Galil Gilboa have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Hapoel J-M. Loser B.C. Habikaa dropped to the fifth position with two games lost. Galil Gilboa will meet Bnei Hasharon (#9) in the next round where they are favorite. B.C. Habikaa will play against the league's leader Ironi Ashkelon (#1) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
B.C. Habikaa: P.Delaney 26+6reb+1ast, R.Freeman 19+11reb, D.Pinnock 12+5reb, D.Dowell 5+6reb, I.Grinboim 3+1ast, E.Skverer 2+1reb+8ast
Galil Gilboa: R.Travis 24+7reb+2ast, J.Jones 13+6reb, C.Allen 9+7reb+7ast, I.Kozikaro 8+4reb+2ast, J.Martin 7+2reb+1ast, O.Farhi 6+1reb+3ast
gschID: 137314


Maccabi T-A - Hapoel J-M 64-78

Undefeated Maccabi T-A (4-1) recorded its first loss in Tel-Aviv. Hosts were defeated by fifth ranked Hapoel J-M (4-2) 78-64. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Maccabi T-A. It looked good early as Maccabi T-A took an 6-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Hapoel J-M had a 27-15 second period charge getting the lead and Maccabi T-A was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 64-78. Hapoel J-M made 17-of-21 charity shots (81.0 percent) during the game. International point guard Yuval Naimy (188-85) scored 23 points to lead the charge for the winners and American forward Brian Randle (203-85) chipped in 16 points and 8 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) during the contest. Four Hapoel J-M players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American power forward Richard Hendrix (203-86, college: Alabama) with 15 points and 6 rebounds and international point guard Yogev Ohayon (189-87) scored 10 points and 4 assists. Hapoel J-M have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Galil Gilboa. Defending champion Maccabi T-A dropped to the second position with one game lost. Hapoel J-M will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Maccabi T-A will play on the road against Maccabi Haifa and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Maccabi T-A: R.Hendrix 15+6reb, Y.Ohayon 10+1reb+4ast, L.Eliyahu 10+2reb+1ast, S.Schortsanitis 9+4reb, D.Blu 6+5reb+2ast, K.Langford 5+2reb+1ast
Hapoel J-M: Y.Naimy 23+3ast, B.Randle 16+8reb, E.Kadir 10+10reb+1ast, D.Strawberry 10+6reb+5ast, J.Varnado 9+2reb+1ast, D.Grunfeld 6+2reb
gschID: 137315


Maccabi Ashdod - Maccabi Haifa 85-86 OT

Maccabi Ashdod (#9) forced the game against Maccabi Haifa (#8) into an overtime, but lost by one point 85-86 on Sunday night. The game took place in Ashdod. But the guests from Haifa were better at the end. The guests trailed by 2 points after three quarters before their 15-13 charge, which allowed them to tie the game at the end of regular time and get a 1-point victory in overtime. Maccabi Haifa made 18-of-23 free shots (78.3 percent) during the game. It was a good game for American forward Sean Williams (208-86, college: Boston Coll.) who saved his team from a defeat with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 14 rebounds. Naturalized American swingman Sylven Landesberg (198-90, college: Virginia) contributed with 24 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. American power forward Josh Duncan (203-86) replied with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 12 rebounds (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line) and his fellow American import forward Alex Tyus (203-88, college: Florida) added 16 points and 11 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) in the effort for Maccabi Ashdod. Four Maccabi Haifa and five Maccabi Ashdod players scored in double figures. Maccabi Haifa (3-3) moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Hapoel Holon. Maccabi Ashdod lost third consecutive game. They keep the ninth position with four games lost. Maccabi Haifa will face league's second-placed Maccabi T-A in Tel-Aviv in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Maccabi Ashdod will play on the road against Hapoel Holon (#6).
Top scorers:
Maccabi Ashdod: J.Duncan 21+12reb+3ast, M.Tapiro 17+2reb+7ast, A.Tyus 16+11reb+1ast, J.Carter 14+4reb+2ast, R.Bradley 12+2reb+1ast, D.Hagag 3+2reb+5ast
Maccabi Haifa: S.Landesberg 24+5reb+2ast, C.Powell 20+8reb+2ast, S.Williams 20+14reb, J.Jackson 10+6ast, A.Ben-Chimol 8+1reb+1ast, D.Aidan 2
gschID: 137311


Elitzur Netanya - Hapoel Holon 75-98

Bottom-ranked Elitzur Netanya is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their fifth consecutive match to seventh ranked Hapoel Holon (3-3) 98-75. The game was mostly controlled by Hapoel Holon. Elitzur Netanya was better in second period 19-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Hapoel Holon made 25-of-29 charity shots (86.2 percent) during the game. 26 personal fouls committed by Elitzur Netanya helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American guard Ron Lewis (193-84, college: Ohio St.) who scored 27 points. The former international point guard Moran Roth (183-82) chipped in 15 points, 7 assists and 4 steals. Hapoel Holon's coach Dan Shamir felt very confident that he used 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Adrian Banks (191-86, college: NW Mississippi CC) who recorded 16 points and international forward Lior Hakmon (202-85, agency: Gross Zeev ISA) added 13 points and 7 rebounds respectively. Five Hapoel Holon and four Elitzur Netanya players scored in double figures. Hapoel Holon moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Maccabi Haifa. Elitzur Netanya at the other side still closes the standings with five games lost. Hapoel Holon's next round opponent will be Maccabi Ashdod (#10) at home. Elitzur Netanya will play against Maccabi Rishon in Rishon Le-Zion and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Elitzur Netanya: A.Banks 16+1reb+3ast, Y.Orland 14+4reb, L.Hakmon 13+7reb, B.Asbury 11+5reb+1ast, C.Burns 7+7reb+2ast, J.Randle 6+3reb+3ast
Hapoel Holon: R.Lewis 27+4reb+2ast, B.Dunston 16+7reb, M.Roth 15+4reb+7ast, S.Harush 15+1ast, T.Mitchell 12+7reb+3ast, S.Daniel 7+2reb+1ast
gschID: 137312


Ironi Ashkelon - Maccabi Rishon 81-79

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Ironi Ashkelon as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Ironi Ashkelon edged 8th ranked Maccabi Rishon at home 81-79. 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 81-79. Ironi Ashkelon made 18-of-22 free shots (81.8 percent) during the game. It was a good game for American power forward Marco Killingsworth (202-82, college: Indiana) who led his team to a victory with 25 points and 7 rebounds. The other American import swingman Dwayne Mitchell (196-82, college: La-Lafayette, agency: Interperformances) contributed with 12 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. Jamaican-American power forward Adrian Uter (201-84, college: Hofstra, agency: Gross Zeev ISA) replied with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 12 rebounds and American forward Brandon Bowman (204-84, college: Georgetown) added 20 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Maccabi Rishon. Ironi Ashkelon have a solid four-game winning streak. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Maccabi Rishon at the other side keeps the eighth place with three games lost. Maccabi Rishon will play next round against Elitzur Netanya trying to get back on the winning streak. Ironi Ashkelon will try to continue on its current victory against fifth ranked B.C. Habikaa on the road.
Top scorers:
Maccabi Rishon: B.Bowman 20+5reb+3ast, J.Crawford 20+3reb+4ast, A.Uter 17+12reb+3ast, A.Ben David 8, D.Kitchen 8+7reb+4ast, E.Shulman 2
Ironi Ashkelon: M.Killingsworth 25+7reb+2ast, D.Mitchell 12+6reb+7ast, J.Morgan 11+6reb+2ast, T.Skinn 9+2reb+4ast, A.Simhon 8+3reb, J.Nir 8+1reb
gschID: 137313




Keys To Basketball Athletes Success - Full Encyclopedia - by David Pick
For decades, basketball has been one of the pillars of international sports and its exposure increases daily on countless platforms that have picked up America's prestigious game. The NBA has benefited from enormous international player icons from a mixture of nationalities, from Chinese Yao Ming and French Tony Parker, to Israeli Omri Casspi and the Spanish Gasol brothers. But now the best league in the world temporarily doesnt exist, because of the ongoing lockout. Therefore, many of those same players, including a large number of Americans, were forced to take their talents abroad in search of excitement, site seeing, challenges, a chance to revisit home and most importantly, a source of income.

In order to stay in the loop, fans in search of highlights, Top10 plays, weekly recaps and other related clips, aside from random lockout games hosted by NBA stars, are surfing the net for leagues outside the United States. Yet, for a player, leaving his comfort zone comes with great concerns, foremost among them safety. Athletes interested in playing overseas in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, or any other country can get paid thousands to millions of dollars; but doing some background research before signing on is a must in order to pick up some of the local tricks and activities.

In spite of the heartbreaking news surrounding the tragic death of 23-year-old Chauncey Hardy in Romania, it's simply pure bad luck and by chance that Romania now suffers from a growing negative reputation. Many tourists have been murdered in the process of vacationing; Hardy wasnt murdered for being a basketball player or winning the local derby, but rather because he was messing with and annoying drunks at a local bar. In many countries across Asia, Europe and the Middle East, especially China, Spain and Israel, American athletes are treated like kings, enjoying free/discount meals, luxurious gifts and of course, a variety of local woman.

The NBA's New Orleans Hornets international scout Yarone Arbel circles the globe scouting potential future talents and his insights are crystal clear. 'There are a small and limited number of places around the world you can actually say are questionable or boring, if at all, he says. Every country has its better places and areas you'd want to stay away from, but equally important, every country has its own uniqueness.' From an athlete's perspective, Arbel suggests 'every player's intensions are ending up in a good situation. American players often have a misperception about Europe, thinking its black-and-white, America and Europe. Truth of the matter is, there are huge differences between life and basketball in Sweden, Romania, Serbia and Italy, but to the majority of the players, it's all known as Europe. Not everyone is lucky to be signed with big agencies, so it's very important that a player, his agent or both have an inside man or a consultant, who can shed light on a situation and deliver significant information.'

NBAers hooping in China including J.R. Smith, Kenyon Martin, Stephon Marbury, Josh Powell, Wilson Chandler, Quincy Douby and Alan Anderson. Along with local star Yi Jianlian, they enjoy a royal lifestyle of fame, massages, massive condos and top-notch technology, despite the reputation of Chinese basketball. Americans coming to China for several years now or simply because of the lockout are making ridiculous salaries over a short period of time, and signing endorsement contracts (see Marbury's 'Starbury' shoe line). Nevertheless, as J.R. Smith experienced recently, there are a number of social networking issues to face while playing in the CBA. Twitter? Facebook? YouTube? Say goodbye to all of that, because in China, it's politically forbidden. One can only imagine how many more YouTube hits Blake Griffin's facial on Timofey Mozgov would have. Also, the sportsmanship of Chinese basketball definitely raises some eyebrows. After it apologized for a massive brawl against Brazil, the sports world witnessed another Chinese eruption, as a repeat 'went down' in a game between a Chinese professional club and Georgetown University, deteriorating into an open fist fight and exchanges of kicks and thrown chairs, as players from both benches charged onto the court.



EuroleagueAlan Anderson
, who begins his fifth professional season abroad, enjoys an elite class status after winning titles with two of Europe's biggest organizations, Maccabi Tel-Aviv and FC Barcelona. Anderson, enjoying a royal treatment while hooping in China for the first time, is sitting on a monstrous contract. Knowing the risks involved in overseas ball, he advises the young generation to 'focus on playing in Israel or Spain if you're interested in progressing and getting recognition.' Prior to Anderson's European success, he played with the Charlotte Bobcats, so it's no secret that once the lockout ends and Alan's season in China is over, he would be a definite contender for making the Bobcats' roster again. 'The best place to play outside of the NBA is either in Israel with Maccabi Tel-Aviv or for Barcelona in Spain,' Anderson says. 'Israel is known for its amazing weather, great restaurants and crazy night life accompanied by fluent English speaking residents, making it the closest place you'll get to America.'

'FC Barcelona is another great club that is known to be one of the best organizations outside the NBA. It has great practice and game facilities, noteworthy treatment and you almost feel like you're playing for the Lakers in LA. It has first class everything from food, woman and vehicles, to clubs and parties,' added Anderson, who was named last season's Spanish cup final-four MVP.


Maccabi Rishon Le-ZionJoe Crawford, who flirted with the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers and N.Y. Knicks before finishing last season in China, is now hooping in Israel, showing huge scoring and leadership abilities. 'After playing in Beijing, China, this year will be my first full-season overseas. I was lucky enough to play and live in a city like Beijing, because it's very modern as opposed to other Chinese cities that are more rural, and can be extremely tough for an American to adjust to. Either way, no matter what team you play for, the salary will be great.'

Europe might not be best fit for everyone, though. Israeli, Greek and Lithuanian fans dont usually provoke athletes with ugly racist remarks, but every once in a while one may come across an unattractive immature comment. One player who's been dealing with racism is Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson, who recently tweeted about racist remarks while playing for Lithuania's Zalgiris Kaunas. In countries like China and Serbia, meanwhile, players may find it hard to communicate with affiliated team members or chat with local residents; in China, J.R. Smith was assigned a personal full-time translator. Others began a trend that has developed over recent years where athletes come overseas accompanied by family and friends. Players tend to feel lonely, isolated and not every environment is 100% friendly. When you're 6,000 miles away from home in a freezing long winter climate, a life companion or simply a pal can come in handy, especially in terms of watching your back.


Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem'For me safety is a matter of self-responsibility and knowing to avoid certain situations,' D.J. Strawberry says. 'When I was in Italy I brought my boy out to make things easier. Of course it was nice having someone you're close with, but at the same time, they become a distraction and your mind shifts from what's important. When we're in practice theyre chilling, and don't do much all day long, so of course they'd want to go clubbing, and you become tempted to hop on the bandwagon. Eventually you'll realize they're only a distraction from what you're really there to do -- play basketball.'

The Middle East is known for its easy lifestyle transition for players. From Israel's flashy nightlife and English native speakers to Iran's Burger King, McDonalds and KFC, the only terrifying yet amusing scene you'll come across is the image of young soldiers carrying machine guns on street corners. From a financial aspect, many eastern teams are facing money-related issues and players aren't getting paid, but basketball still manages to thrive and local teams clinch European titles.

Strawberry, son of former legendary baseball player Darryl Strawberry, played pro ball in Italy and Lithuania, and currently in Israel, explains the pros and cons he considers and what he avoids before signing overseas. 'I was fortunate to play in three great basketball countries, Israel being the best and most comfortable by far, he says. I usually do some research on a country and team before I head out there. Try to focus on what leagues the team plays in, other players on the roster etc.'

One of the extreme European cases involving basketball players and late night fights surprisingly involved Maccabi Tel-Aviv, twice. Former center D'or Fischer was jumped by three Israelis at a club after the locals failed to 'pick up' Fischer's girlfriend. Fischer tried to calm the men down but they left him with facial scars and stitches. The other tale involved Chicago native and current Detroit Pistons point guard Will Bynum. The Chi-town athlete who played two years in Israel before returning to the NBA was suspected of running over a man after a nightclub brawl. Yet, Bynum claims being unaware of hitting anyone and after spending the night behind bars, he was released from custody. The former Chicago Bulls' fourth NBA Draft pick, Marcus Fizer, Bynum's teammate at the time, didnt quite understand why Bynum was in the crisis to begin with, telling the media that while wishing his teammate well, he was 'surprised and saddened that a professional athlete would be partying until the early hours of the morning, rather than resting at home.'

'It's cool to go clubbing every once in a while, but you can't expect to stay on your feet and perform at a high level when your distracted by friends,' Strawberry said. 'I'm not concerned about safety when I play abroad because anything can happen anywhere. Also in the U.S. there's violence and unfortunate sport related incidents. I try to live a professional life, but some things just aren't in our hands.'

However, Crawford thinks that 'making the decision to go abroad is very individual,' and 'a lot of it depends on what and where a player's career is currently at.' Regardless, before making any decision of going overseas, one should do some basic research, looking up the city and team he might join. 'It's important to weigh the positives and negatives of every situation. This year I'm playing for Rishon Lezion in Israel, which is probably the easiest place for any American. Everyone speaks English and based on my experience thus far, the basketball level is very competitive and the coaches are really open to the American style of basketball. The downside of European places? The one game a week can be tough at times, but if you remain focused, your career can have a tremendous upside.'


APA skilled and proven NBA point guard who's figuring out the pluses and minuses of life in Serbia and European basketball is Acie Law. 'It's definitely been an adjustment from playing in the NBA, especially the floor spacing, but it's a decision I'm glad I've made,' he says. One of the key factors to Law's adjustment and success are his wife and daughter, who've joined the ride. 'So far, my wife is enjoying it here and they treat my daughter like she's a Kardashian, so that eases things up a bit.'

Despite the presence of his family, Law is suffering from what most Americans fear while hooping overseas, 'lacking the 'luxury' presence of another American and an English-speaking teammate.'

In conclusion, doing your homework, homework and homework again apparently does come in handy (man those teachers are smart). Ask a friend who played in the country you are thinking of going to. Consult local agents and/or journalists about anything that comes to mind. Europe is divided into many large countries, each with its own unique economical status and life styles, and their basketball levels are worlds apart. Oh, and last but not least, there definitely is life in Kazakhstan beyond Borat.

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Best players of Lega2 round 8 - by Eurobasket News
Serbian forward Dejan Borovnjak (208-F-86, agency: Beo Basket) had an amazing evening in the last round for league's second-best Enel Brindisi and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Lega2 Player of the Week award for round 8.
The 25-year old forward had a double-double of 21 points and eleven rebounds, while his team edged out Trenkwalder (#3, 5-2) 71-67. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Enel Brindisi is placed at 2nd position in Italian Lega2. They would have been even better if they did not have these two lost games earlier in Regular Season. Enel Brindisi will need more victories to improve their 6-2 record. Borovnjak turned to be Enel Brindisi's top player in his first season with the team. Borovnjak has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in rebounds (9th best: 7.0rpg) and averages solid 66.1% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 26-year old American guard Mike Green (185-G-85) of Sigma Barcel.. Green impressed basketball fans with 17 points, 4 rebounds and 7 assists. Of course he lead Sigma Barcel. to another comfortable win outscoring the lower-ranked Assi Ostuni (#14, 3-5) 107-73. This victory allowed Sigma Barcel. to move up to 7th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 4-4 record is not bad and everything may still change. Green is a newcomer at Sigma Barcel. and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders.

The third best performed player last round was former international forward Davide Bruttini (203-F-87) of Aget Imola (#10). Bruttini scored 21 points and grabbed eight rebounds. He was a key player of Aget Imola, leading his team to a 98-89 win against slightly lower-ranked Prima Veroli (#12, 3-5). The chances of Aget Imola ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 4 games, recording just three victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Bruttini could help Aget Imola to bring them higher in the standings. Bruttini has a very solid season. In 7 games in Italy he scored 10.0ppg. He also has 4.9rpg and FGP: 54.8%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Nikola Radulovic (207-F-73) of Givova Scafati - 16 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Tony Easley (206-F-87) of MarcoPoloShop - 15 points and 10 rebounds
6. Richard McConnell (182-G-89) of Fileni BPA - 27 points, 2 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Dwight Hardy (188-G) of Giorgio Tesi PT - 27 points and 2 rebounds
8. Antonio Porta (188-G-83) of Tezenis Verona - 17 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists
9. David Teague (196-G-83) of S.Antimo - 24 points and 5 rebounds
10. Tre Kelley (182-G-85) of Biancoblu BO - 24 points, 2 rebounds and 4 assists

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


SerieA round 7 best performance: Mustafa Shakur - by Eurobasket News
American point guard Mustafa Shakur (190-PG-84) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Novipiu CM, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 7.
The 27-year old player was the main contributor (30 points, four rebounds and three assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Sidigas AV (#6, 4-3) 91-82. Novipiu CM maintains the 17th position in Italian SerieA. Too late to salvage the team, which is currently ranked at the very bottom. They already lost 6 games and recorded just one victory. In the team's last game Shakur had a remarkable 72.7% from 2-point range. He turned to be Novipiu CM's top player in his first season with the team.

The second best player in last round's games was 31-year old American Linton Johnson (203-F-80, agency: Priority Sports) of Sidigas AV. Johnson had a very good evening with a double-double of 18 points and 14 rebounds. Bad luck as Sidigas AV lost that game 82-91 to the lower-ranked Novipiu CM (#17, 1-6). Sidigas AV managed to keep the same 6th spot in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 4-3 record is not bad and everything may still change. Johnson is well-known at Sidigas AV and is a proven leader in his second season with the team.

Third on the list of top players last round was Georgian forward Viktor Sanikidze (203-F-86, agency: World Sport Agency) of CS Bologna (#7). Sanikidze scored 14 points and grabbed thirteen rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of CS Bologna, leading his team to a 80-74 win against the lower-ranked Fabi Shoes (#15, 1-5). CS Bologna needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 4 victories and 3 lost games. Sanikidze has a great season in Italy. After only 7 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 9.0rpg (5th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Greg Brunner (201-C/F-83) of Fabi Shoes - 16 points, 16 rebounds and 2 assists
5. David Chiotti (206-F/C-84) of Novipiu CM - 22 points and 9 rebounds
6. Gianluca Basile (192-G-75) of Bennet Cantu - 23 points and 3 rebounds
7. Taquan Dean (193-G-83) of Sidigas AV - 25 points and 3 assists
8. Yakhouba Diawara (201-F-82) of Cimberio VA - 19 points and 6 rebounds
9. Jumaine Jones (202-F-79) of Scavolini PS - 19 points and 7 rebounds
10. Szymon Szewczyk (209-C-82) of Umana Venezia - 13 points and 13 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)


Nazionale A Round 10: Leader Napoli loses to Orlandina - by Eurobasket News
There were many interesting games last round. The round ended with defeat of the leader.

The most crucial game of the last round was another loss of Napoli (8-2) on the court of third ranked Orlandina on Sunday night. Visitors were defeated by Orlandina 69-61. It was a key game for the top position in the league as both teams had the same 5-4 record before this meeting. The hosts trailed by 1 point after three quarters before their 21-12 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Orlandina made 21-of-24 free shots (87.5 percent) during the game. They also forced 25 Napoli turnovers. Strangely Napoli outrebounded Orlandina 47-33 including a 32-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. 25 personal fouls committed by Napoli helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Forward Andrea Benevelli (202-85) fired a double-double by scoring 13 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Naturalized Argentinian guard Pablo Albertinazzi (174-78) chipped in 10 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Naturalized Argentinian guard Bernardo Musso (192-86) produced 19 points and 9 rebounds for lost side. Orlandina (6-4) keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Bari and Recanati. Napoli at the other side, also newcomer in the league, still keeps top place with two games lost. They share the position with Torino. Orlandina is looking forward to face league's second-placed Ferentino on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Napoli will play against the league's second-placed Recanati and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Ferentino. Second ranked Ferentino faced 4th ranked Latina Basket. Host Ferentino (7-3) defeated guests from Latina (4-6) 76-63. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Latina Basket. Worth to mention a great performance of power forward Luca Ianes (202-80) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 11 points and 13 rebounds. Francesco Guarino contributed with 13 points and 5 assists for the winners. Power forward Andrea Quarisa (202-92) replied with 9 points and 10 rebounds for Latina Basket. Latina Basket's coach Mattia Ferrari rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Ferentino keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 4 other teams. Latina Basket at the other side dropped to the third place with six games lost. They share the position with 4 other teams. Ferentino will play against Orlandina (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Latina Basket will play against Ruvo in Ruvo di Puglia and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Siena. Second ranked Trieste faced 4th ranked Comsum.it SI. Guests from Trieste (7-3) defeated host Comsum.it SI (4-6) 75-58. Luca Gandini had a double-double by scoring 10 points and 11 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners. Trieste's coach Eugenio Dalmasson used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side Stefano Simeoli responded with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds. Trieste have a solid three-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with 4 other teams. Loser Comsum.it SI dropped to the third place with six games lost. They share the position with 4 other teams. Trieste will meet Treviglio (#4) on the road in the next round. Comsum.it SI will play against Casalpusterlengo and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Bari. First ranked Bari faced 3rd ranked Mazzeo San Severo. Host Bari (6-4) defeated guests from San Severo (4-6) 80-70. Antonio Ruggiero notched 24 points and 4 steals to lead the effort. Bari's coach Giovanni Putignano allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Newly promoted Bari maintains first position with 6-4 record, which they share with Orlandina and Recanati. Mazzeo San Severo at the other side keeps the third place with six games lost. Bari's next round opponent will be Matera (#6) on the road where they are favorite. Mazzeo San Severo will play against Anagni and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Trento. First ranked Omegna faced 3rd ranked Trento. Guests from Omegna (9-1) defeated host Trento (5-5) 80-71. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Trento. Daniele Casadei fired 21 points and 4 steals for the winners. Omegna have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 9-1 record. Loser Trento keeps the third place with five games lost. Omegna will face league's leader Perugia at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Trento will play against Santarcangelo in Sant'Arcangelo.

Rest of the games of round 10 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Matera was defeated by Chieti in a road game 68-57. Perugia beat Castelletto at home 82-78. Ruvo was destroyed by Anagni on the opponent's court 85-63. Recanati managed to outperform Fabriano in a home game 67-63. Santarcangelo recorded a loss to Casalpusterlengo on the road 93-88. Torino defeated Pavia on its own court 80-72. Treviglio beat Firenze in a road game 76-65.


Ferentino - Latina Basket 76-63

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Ferentino. Second ranked Ferentino faced 4th ranked Latina Basket. Host Ferentino (7-3) defeated guests from Latina (4-6) 76-63. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Latina Basket. The game was mostly controlled by Ferentino. Latina Basket was better in second period 18-11. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 18-of-22 charity shots (81.8 percent) during the game. Worth to mention a great performance of power forward Luca Ianes (202-80) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 11 points and 13 rebounds. Guard Francesco Guarino (182-79) contributed with 13 points and 5 assists for the winners. Four Ferentino players scored in double figures. Power forward Andrea Quarisa (202-92) replied with 9 points and 10 rebounds and forward Giulio Gazzotti (202-91) added 13 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Latina Basket. Latina Basket's coach Mattia Ferrari rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Ferentino keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 4 other teams. Latina Basket at the other side dropped to the third place with six games lost. They share the position with 4 other teams. Ferentino will play against Orlandina (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Latina Basket will play against Ruvo in Ruvo di Puglia and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Latina Basket: T.Milani 13+2reb+1ast, G.Gazzotti 13+5reb+1ast, A.Quarisa 9+10reb, M.Micevic 9+6reb+2ast, R.Serena 8+1ast, R.Tavernelli 5+9reb+1ast
Ferentino: F.Guarino 13+3reb+5ast, A.Iannuzzi 12+5reb, M.Carrizo 12+3reb+1ast, L.Ianes 11+13reb, S.Bonfiglio 9+1ast, F.Ihedioha 6+6reb
gschID: 135676


Chieti - Matera 68-57

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both fourth ranked Chieti and 6th ranked Matera had identical 3-6 record. This time Chieti used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Matera 68-57 on Sunday night. The game without a history. Chieti led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They also forced 21 Matera turnovers and outrebounded them 39-24 including 30 on the defensive glass. Matera was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. Forward Roberto Feliciangeli (203-74) fired 16 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Naturalized San Marino swingman Andrea Raschi (200-79) chipped in a double-double by scoring 11 points and 11 rebounds. Naturalized Argentinian guard Sebastian Vico (190-86, agency: Players Group) produced 16 points and 5 rebounds and power forward Cristiano Grappasonni (204-72) added 13 points and 6 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Chieti (4-6) moved-up to third place, which they share with 4 other teams. Loser Matera dropped to the fifth position with seven games lost. Chieti will face Fabriano (#6) in the next round. Matera will play against the league's leader Bari.
Top scorers:
Matera: S.Vico 16+5reb, C.Grappasonni 13+6reb, A.Pilotti 10+3reb+1ast, G.Cantagalli 8+1ast, A.LaGioia 4+2reb, P.Aprea 4+1reb
Chieti: R.Feliciangeli 16+7reb+1ast, F.Gialloreto 15+2reb+2ast, A.Raschi 11+11reb+1ast, E.Rossi 8+11reb+3ast, A.Porfido 5+1reb+1ast, M.Diomede 5+1reb+2ast
gschID: 135677


Comsum.it SI - Trieste 58-75

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Siena. Second ranked Trieste faced 4th ranked Comsum.it SI. Guests from Trieste (7-3) defeated host Comsum.it SI (4-6) 75-58. The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Trieste outrebounded Comsum.it SI 47-34 including 18 on the offensive glass. Forward Luca Gandini (205-85) had a double-double by scoring 10 points and 11 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Innocenzo Ferraro (200-82) chipped in 9 points and 10 rebounds during the contest. Four Trieste players scored in double figures. Trieste's coach Eugenio Dalmasson used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side forward Stefano Simeoli (200-86) responded with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds and center Amedeo Tessitori (203-94) produced a double-double by scoring 15 points and 14 rebounds. Trieste have a solid three-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with 4 other teams. Loser Comsum.it SI dropped to the third place with six games lost. They share the position with 4 other teams. Trieste will meet Treviglio (#4) on the road in the next round. Comsum.it SI will play against Casalpusterlengo and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Comsum.it SI: S.Simeoli 18+11reb+1ast, A.Tessitori 15+14reb, N.Mei 12+2ast, G.Spizzichini 6+4reb, G.Mirone 4+1reb, C.Bianconi 3+1reb+1ast
Trieste: A.Moruzzi 15+2reb, M.Ruzzier 11+6reb, L.Gandini 10+11reb, M.Carra 10+2reb, I.Ferraro 9+10reb, D.Mastrangelo 9+1reb
gschID: 135670


Perugia - Castelletto 82-78

No shocking result in a game when first ranked Perugia (7-3) defeated at home 6th ranked Castelletto (3-7) 82-78 on Sunday. However just four-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. The hosts trailed by 3 points after three quarters before their 27-20 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Perugia shot the lights out from three sinking 14 long-distance shots on high 51.9 percentage. Power forward Filippo Baldi Rossi (207-91) fired a double-double by scoring 12 points and 14 rebounds for the winners. The former international point guard Mattia Caroldi (185-82) chipped in 18 points. Perugia's coach Furio Steffe used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. point guard Armando Iannone (187-90) produced 18 points and center Matteo Raminelli (203-83) added 14 points and 7 rebounds respectively for lost side. Four Castelletto players scored in double figures. Perugia have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 7-3 record, which they share with 4 other teams. Castelletto lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the fifth place with seven games lost. Perugia will face league's leader Omegna on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Castelletto will play against the league's second-placed Torino (#2).
Top scorers:
Castelletto: A.Iannone 18+4reb+1ast, F.Dri 17+3reb, M.Raminelli 14+7reb, M.Cucinelli 13+4reb, S.Cotani 9+4reb, L.Marmugi 7+6reb
Perugia: M.Caroldi 18+2reb, R.Truccolo 15+3reb+1ast, F.Baldi Rossi 12+14reb, C.Cutolo 9, D.Poltroneri 8+4reb+1ast, L.Bisconti 8+5reb
gschID: 135671


Anagni - Ruvo 85-63

There was a minor upset when 5th ranked Ruvo (2-8) was rolled over on the road by fifth ranked Anagni (4-6) 85-63 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by Anagni. Ruvo was better in fourth quarter 14-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They shot the lights out from three sinking 13 long-distance shots on high 54.2 percentage. Nicolo Benedusi (193-88) fired 17 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Naturalized Argentinian center Diego Corral (205-86, agency: Players Group) chipped in 13 points and 8 rebounds. Four Anagni players scored in double figures. Swingman Christian Villani (200-82) produced 12 points and power forward Frederic Emejuru (203-88) added 8 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Anagni moved-up to third place, which they share with 4 other teams. Loser Ruvo keeps the fifth position with eight games lost. Anagni will face Mazzeo San Severo (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Ruvo will play against Latina Basket and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Ruvo: C.Villani 12+3reb+3ast, D.Merletto 10+1reb, G.Valesin 8, M.Tagliabue 8+4reb, F.Emejuru 8+5reb, D.Bonacini 6+1reb
Anagni: A.Zanelli 19+1reb, A.Malamov 17+1reb+5ast, N.Benedusi 17+6reb+2ast, D.Corral 13+8reb+2ast, M.Baroncelli 6+3reb+1ast, J.Pozzi 6+5reb+1ast
gschID: 135672


Orlandina - Napoli 69-61

The most crucial game of the last round was another loss of Napoli (8-2) on the court of third ranked Orlandina on Sunday night. Visitors were defeated by Orlandina 69-61. It was a key game for the top position in the league as both teams had the same 5-4 record before this meeting. The hosts trailed by 1 point after three quarters before their 21-12 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Orlandina made 21-of-24 free shots (87.5 percent) during the game. They also forced 25 Napoli turnovers. Strangely Napoli outrebounded Orlandina 47-33 including a 32-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. 25 personal fouls committed by Napoli helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Forward Andrea Benevelli (202-85) fired a double-double by scoring 13 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Naturalized Argentinian guard Pablo Albertinazzi (174-78) chipped in 10 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Naturalized Argentinian guard Bernardo Musso (192-86) produced 19 points and 9 rebounds and swingman Nelson Rizzitiello (198-84) added 14 points and 6 rebounds respectively for lost side. Orlandina (6-4) keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Bari and Recanati. Napoli at the other side, also newcomer in the league, still keeps top place with two games lost. They share the position with Torino. Orlandina is looking forward to face league's second-placed Ferentino on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Napoli will play against the league's second-placed Recanati and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Napoli: B.Musso 19+9reb+3ast, N.Rizzitiello 14+6reb, N.Sabbatino 10+2reb, S.Gatti 6+4reb+1ast, A.Iannilli 6+12reb+2ast, P.Rotondo 4+12reb+2ast
Orlandina: F.Zanelli 17+1reb+2ast, A.Benevelli 13+12reb+2ast, P.Albertinazzi 10+6reb+6ast, F.Alessandri 9+5reb+1ast, N.Crow 9+4reb+2ast, T.De Min 7+3reb
gschID: 135673


Recanati - Fabriano 67-63

Rather predictable result when second ranked Recanati (6-4) beat at home 6th ranked Fabriano (1-9) 67-63 on Sunday. However just four-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. Fabriano trailed by 12 points after 3 quarters before a 24-16 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 63-67 at the end of the game. Fabriano was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Guard Marco Evangelisti (198-84) fired 25 points for the winners. Center Paolo Chiarello (204-78) chipped in 11 points and 5 rebounds. The former international forward Mario Gigena (198-77) produced 19 points and forward Giorgio Sgobba (202-92) added 9 points and 6 rebounds respectively for lost side. Recanati keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Orlandina and Bari. Newly promoted Fabriano keeps the sixth place with nine games lost. Recanati will face league's leader Napoli on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Fabriano will play against Chieti (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Fabriano: M.Gigena 19+3reb, N.Manuel Stanic 10+3reb, G.Sgobba 9+6reb, L.Usberti 8+7reb, A.Iardella 8+3reb, M.Trapella 4+4reb
Recanati: M.Evangelisti 25+4reb, P.Chiarello 11+5reb, M.Pierangeli 8+8reb, R.Fossati 8+2reb+1ast, F.Gilardi 6+4reb, M.Ceron 4+2reb
gschID: 135674


Bari - San Severo 80-70

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Bari. First ranked Bari faced 3rd ranked Mazzeo San Severo. Host Bari (6-4) defeated guests from San Severo (4-6) 80-70. The game was mostly controlled by Bari. Mazzeo San Severo was better in third quarter 18-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Mazzeo San Severo 36-22 including 25 on the defensive glass. Guard Antonio Ruggiero (190-81) notched 24 points and 4 steals to lead the effort and forward Marco Cardillo (196-85) supported him with 15 points. Bari's coach Giovanni Putignano allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Even 10 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals by guard Riccardo Marzoli (190-89) did not help to save the game for Mazzeo San Severo. Forward Francesco Amoroso (202-78) added 14 points and 4 steals for lost side. Four Mazzeo San Severo players scored in double figures. Newly promoted Bari maintains first position with 6-4 record, which they share with Orlandina and Recanati. Mazzeo San Severo at the other side keeps the third place with six games lost. Bari's next round opponent will be Matera (#6) on the road where they are favorite. Mazzeo San Severo will play against Anagni and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
San Severo: F.Amoroso 14+3reb+1ast, G.Fattori 13+1reb, G.Rugolo 11+3reb+1ast, R.Marzoli 10+9reb+4ast, F.Lovatti 7+2reb+2ast, I.Scarponi 6+1reb
Bari: A.Ruggiero 24+2reb+3ast, M.Cardillo 15+4reb, D.Barozzi 12+5reb+2ast, D.Morena 9+4reb, M.Bona 8+8reb+1ast, S.Deguara 8+4reb
gschID: 135675


Casalpusterlengo - Santarcangelo 93-88

Not a big story in a game when 6th ranked Santarcangelo (3-7) was defeated on the road by third ranked Casalpusterlengo (7-3) 93-88 on Sunday. Casalpusterlengo made 19-of-24 free shots (79.2 percent) during the game. Guard Federico Loschi (195-90) fired 24 points for the winners. Power forward Alberto Chiumenti (204-87, agency: Players Group) chipped in 15 points and 9 rebounds. Guard Luca Pesaresi (180-89) produced 16 points and 4 assists and guard Mauro Bonaiuti (192-78) added 14 points respectively for lost side. Four Santarcangelo players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Casalpusterlengo keeps a position of league leader, which they share with 4 other teams. Newly promoted Santarcangelo dropped to the fifth place with seven games lost. Casalpusterlengo will face Comsum.it SI (#4) in Siena in the next round. Santarcangelo will play at home against Trento and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Santarcangelo: L.Pesaresi 16+2reb+4ast, M.Bonaiuti 14+4reb+1ast, E.Rivali 10+2reb+2ast, J.Silimbani 10+4reb, N.Italiano 10+2reb, A.Ancellotti 8+5reb
Casalpusterlengo: F.Loschi 24+1reb+1ast, A.Chiumenti 15+9reb+2ast, G.Ricci 10+9reb, R.Castelli 10+2reb+1ast, M.Venuto 9+2reb+2ast, P.Biligha 9+1reb+1ast
gschID: 135667


Trento - Omegna 71-80

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Trento. First ranked Omegna faced 3rd ranked Trento. Guests from Omegna (9-1) defeated host Trento (5-5) 80-71. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Trento. Trento trailed by 11 points after 3 quarters before a 24-22 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 71-80 at the end of the game. Omegna made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. They also forced 20 Trento turnovers. Swingman Daniele Casadei (199-81) fired 21 points and 4 steals for the winners. Guard Matteo Bertolazzi (181-79) chipped in 14 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals. Center Marco Pazzi (203-79) produced 13 points and 7 rebounds and naturalized Argentinian point guard Andres Forray (187-86) added 14 points and 7 rebounds respectively for lost side. Four Omegna and five Trento players scored in double figures. Omegna have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 9-1 record. Loser Trento keeps the third place with five games lost. Omegna will face league's leader Perugia at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Trento will play against Santarcangelo in Sant'Arcangelo.
Top scorers:
Trento: A.Forray 14+7reb+1ast, M.Negri 13+3reb+1ast, M.Pazzi 13+7reb+3ast, W.Santarossa 11+4reb+1ast, L.Conte 10+2reb+1ast, M.Spanghero 8+2reb+1ast
Omegna: D.Casadei 21+4reb+1ast, M.Bertolazzi 14+7reb+4ast, A.Saccaggi 12+1reb+3ast, S.Masciadri 12+2reb+2ast, T.Raspino 9+5reb+4ast, P.Picazio 6+1reb+3ast
gschID: 135668


Torino - Pavia 80-72

Everything went according to plan when second ranked Torino (8-2) won against at home 5th ranked Pavia (3-7) 80-72 on Sunday. Pavia trailed by 13 points after 3 quarters before a 25-20 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 72-80 at the end of the game. Guard Marco Portannese (192-89, agency: Players Group) fired a double-double by scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Naturalized San Marino Federico Tassinari (195-77, agency: Players Group) chipped in 22 points and 6 rebounds. Power forward Roberto Cazzaniga (205-78) produced 14 points and 9 rebounds and swingman Federico Maiocco (200-83) added 14 points and 7 rebounds respectively for lost side. Five Pavia players scored in double figures. Torino keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Napoli. Pavia lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the fifth place with seven games lost. Torino will face Castelletto (#6) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. Pavia will play against Firenze and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Pavia: R.Maggio 17+3reb, L.Furlanetto 15+1reb+1ast, R.Cazzaniga 14+9reb, F.Maiocco 14+7reb, S.Borgna 10+1reb+2ast, D.Bozzetto 2+4reb
Torino: F.Tassinari 22+6reb, C.Masper 19+5reb, M.Portannese 16+12reb+1ast, F.Giusto 6+2ast, L.Fontecchio 6+1reb+3ast, F.Conti 6+4reb+2ast
gschID: 135669


Firenze - Treviglio 65-76

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 5th ranked Firenze's (3-7) home loss to fourth ranked Treviglio (7-3) 65-76 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by Treviglio. Firenze was better in fourth quarter 22-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Treviglio had a 27-15 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a great shooting night for Treviglio especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.9 percentage. Naturalized Argentinian swingman Augustin Fabi (199-91) fired 14 points and 4 assists for the winners. Center Jacopo Borra (212-90) chipped in 12 points and 7 rebounds. Swingman Alessandro Amici (200-91) produced 19 points and 7 rebounds and the former international guard Stefano Rabaglietti (190-83) added 14 points respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Treviglio have a solid four-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with 4 other teams. Newly promoted Firenze keeps the fifth place with seven games lost. Treviglio will face league's second-placed Trieste at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Firenze will play against Pavia and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Firenze: A.Amici 19+7reb+1ast, S.Rabaglietti 14+2reb+2ast, D.Scodavolpe 13+4reb, A.Capitanelli 12+6reb, D.Monaldi 4, F.Rotella 3+3reb+1ast
Treviglio: A.Vitale 17+3reb, A.Fabi 14+4reb+4ast, J.Borra 12+7reb+2ast, N.Cazzolato 12+3reb+4ast, G.Zanella 9+5reb+1ast, M.Planezio 7+7reb+1ast
gschID: 135666




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 


Standings - B1
Nazionale Standings
Div.North-East
 1. Perugia 7-3 
 2. Trieste 7-3 
 3. Trento 5-5 
 4. Comsum.it SI 4-6 
 5. Firenze 3-7 
 6. Santarcangelo 3-7 
Div.North-West
 1. Omegna 9-1 
 2. Torino 8-2 
 3. Casalpusterlengo 7-3 
 4. Treviglio 7-3 
 5. Pavia 3-7 
 6. Castelletto 3-7 
Div.South-East
 1. Bari 6-4 
 2. Recanati 6-4 
 3. San Severo 4-6 
 4. Chieti 4-6 
 5. Ruvo 2-8 
 6. Fabriano 1-9 
Div.South-West
 1. Napoli 8-2 
 2. Ferentino 7-3 
 3. Orlandina 6-4 
 4. Latina Basket 4-6 
 5. Anagni 4-6 
 6. Matera 3-7 


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 


stats leader
Points Per Game
 Marco EVANGELISTI
  Recanati
  (198-G-84)
  Avg: 20.3
 1. Evangelisti, Recan.20.3 
 2. Musso, Napoli19.5 
 3. Mei, Comsum.it SI16.1 
 4. Portannese, Torino15.8 
 5. Benevelli, Orlandi.15.7 
 6. Zanelli, Orlandina15.4 
 7. Micevic, Latina B.15.3 
 8. Carra, Trieste15.1 
 9. Prelazzi, Omegna14.9 
 10. Malamov, Anagni14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Emanuele ROSSI
  Chieti
  (208-C-82)
  Avg: 11.1
 1. Rossi, Chieti11.1 
 2. Iannilli, Napoli10.3 
 3. Baldi Rossi, Perug.9.6 
 4. Benevelli, Orlandi.8.9 
 5. Tessitori, Comsum..8.8 
 6. Simeoli, Comsum.i.8.6 
 7. Gandini, Trieste8.1 
 8. Ferraro, Trieste7.7 
 9. Pazzi, Trento7.6 
 10. Crow, Orlandina7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Matteo BERTOLAZZI
  Omegna
  (181-G-79)
  Avg: 4.7
 1. Bertolazzi, Omegna4.7 
 2. Stanic, Fabriano3.8 
 3. Musso, Napoli3.6 
 4. Venuto, Casalp.3.4 
 5. Ferrarese, Castell.3.4 
 6. Zanelli, Orlandina3.3 
 7. Ruggiero, Bari3.3 
 8. Santolamazza, Ana.3.3 
 9. Fabi, Treviglio3.2 
 10. Rivali, Santarcan.3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Alessio IARDELLA
  Fabriano
  (187-F-88)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Iardella, Fabriano4.3 
 2. Musso, Napoli3.3 
 3. Scodavolpe, Firenze3.1 
 4. Malamov, Anagni3.1 
 5. Merletto, Ruvo3.1 
 6. Bertolazzi, Omegna3.0 
 7. Tomasiello, Ruvo3.0 
 8. Mei, Comsum.it SI3.0 
 9. Pilotti, Matera3.0 
 10. Guarino, Ferentino3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrea CAPITANELLI
  Firenze
  (203-C-86)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Capitanelli, Firen.1.4 
 2. Ancellotti, Santar.1.3 
 3. Candido, San Seve.1.1 
 4. Benevelli, Orlandi.1.1 
 5. Raminelli, Castell.1.1 
 6. Biligha, Casalp.1.0 
 7. Tessitori, Comsum..1.0 
 8. Pascolo, Trento1.0 
 9. Borra, Treviglio0.9 
 10. Ihedioha, Ferenti.0.9 


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 


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Akita add Curtis Terry to their roster - by Eurobasket News
Akita add Curtis Terry (196-G/F-85, college: UNLV) to their roster as the player already appeared for the team.
Curtis Terry is an American player who graduated from UNLV (NCAA). In his first season he averaged 3.7ppg, 1.7rpg, 22ast, while in the last one his stats read 10.8ppg, 3.2rpg, 4.9apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 41.9%, 3Pts: 37.6%, FT: 72.8%. In 200 he was drafted by Los Angeles D-Fenders (D-League,4rd (52)) and in 2008-2009 after 16 games showed 3.1ppg, 1.5rpg.
In 2009 moved to Petro Atletico de Luanda (Angola-D1, starting five) and the season 2010-2011 started for Frisco Texas Legends. In Dec.'10 moved to ITU Istanbul (Turkey-TB2L, starting five) and after 8 games had high 19.3ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.8apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 46.1%, 3PT: 34.5%, FT: 62.8%.
Curtis Terry debuted with 5 points at the Regular Season Round 13. Niigata Albirex lost at home to first ranked Akita Happinets 92-75 on Saturday. Curtis Terry also added 6 rebounds and 2 assists.



BJ League Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Kevin PALMER
  Fukuoka .
  (198-G/F-87)
  Avg: 23.6
 1. Palmer, Fukuoka23.6 
 2. White, Oita H.22.7 
 3. Parker, Shimane SM22.6 
 4. Flowers, Saitama21.6 
 5. Hargrow, Chiba J.21.2 
 6. Washington, Osaka20.3 
 7. Fitzgerald, Sendai19.2 
 8. Kennedy, Iwate B.19.1 
 9. Mims, Sendai 89ers19.1 
 10. Roberts, Shins.18.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Chris HOLM
  Niigata Albirex
  (212-C/F-84)
  Avg: 12.9
 1. Holm, Niigata Albi.12.9 
 2. Ocitti, Akita NH10.8 
 3. McFarland, Yokoham.10.5 
 4. Hughes, Shinshu BW10.3 
 5. Staten, Chiba Jets10.2 
 6. Malloy, Iwate B.10.0 
 7. Roberts, Shins.9.8 
 8. Newton, Okinawa GK9.8 
 9. Dora, Miyazaki SS9.8 
 10. Blackledge, Osaka9.6 
Assists Per Game
 Kenny SATTERFIELD
  Saitam.
  (188-PG-81)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Satterfield, Saita.7.5 
 2. Yamamoto, Shima.6.3 
 3. Gardener, Akita NH5.8 
 4. Takushi, Oita H.5.5 
 5. Dukes, Sendai 89e.5.2 
 6. Kabaya, Yokohama.4.8 
 7. Dixon, Hamamats.4.5 
 8. Shimura, Sendai4.3 
 9. Shimizu, Miyazaki.4.2 
 10. Joho, Toyama G.4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin PALMER
  Fukuoka .
  (198-G/F-87)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Palmer, Fukuoka3.5 
 2. Staten, Chiba Jets2.8 
 3. Parker, Shimane SM2.6 
 4. Nakanishi, Fukuok.2.2 
 5. Arnold, Hamamats.2.2 
 6. Hamilton, Fukuok.2.1 
 7. Humphrey, Saitama2.0 
 8. Golson, Shimane SM1.9 
 9. Lyons, Miyazaki SS1.8 
 10. Roberts, Shins.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Lawrence BLACKLEDGE
  Osaka E.
  (206-F-86)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Blackledge, Osaka3.5 
 2. Davis, Shimane SM3.5 
 3. McHenry, Okina.1.7 
 4. Williams, Takamats.1.7 
 5. Singleton, Sendai1.6 
 6. Marshall, Osaka E.1.6 
 7. Flowers, Saitama1.5 
 8. Ocitti, Akita NH1.4 
 9. Mims, Sendai 89ers1.4 
 10. McFarland, Yokoha.1.4 


Gomez Camargo's double-double lands him BJ League Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News
31-year old forward Dionisio Gomez Camargo (203-F-80) put on an amazing game in the last round for Shiga L-Stars and receives a Asia-basket.com BJ League Player of the Week award for round 13.
He had a double-double of 25 points and 18 rebounds, while his team beat Okinawa GK (#2, 8-3) 84-79. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Shiga L-Stars is placed at 3rd position in BJ League. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Shiga L-Stars will need more victories to improve their 7-4 record. Gomez Camargo turned to be Shiga L-Stars' top player in his first season with the team. Dionisio Gomez Camargo averages this season 13.7ppg and 8.8rpg.

Second best performed player last round was Oneal Mims (208-F-83) of league's second-best Sendai 89ers. He is American forward in his first season at Sendai 89ers. In the last game Mims recorded impressive double-double of 23 points and 14 rebounds. Bad luck as Sendai 89ers lost that game 74-79 to slightly lower-ranked Chiba Jets (#3, 7-5). It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Sendai 89ers still maintains its place in the top 2 of the standings, even despite this loss. His team's 8-4 record is not bad at all. Mims is a newcomer at Sendai 89ers and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 19.1ppg (#8). He also registered 9.5 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to center Lance Allred (211-C-81, agency: SportsTalent) of Kyoto Hannar. (#5). Allred scored 21 points and grabbed seventeen rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Kyoto Hannar., leading his team to a 76-58 easy win against Takamatsu FA (#9, 0-11). Kyoto Hannar. needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 6 victories and 5 lost games. Allred has a very solid season. In 10 games in Japan he scored 14.3ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Lynn Washington (200-F-78) of Osaka Evessa - 29 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Dexter Lyons (198-F/G-81) of Miyazaki SS - 25 points and 11 rebounds
6. Kevin Palmer (198-G/F-87) of Fukuoka Rizing - 29 points, 12 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Jamel Staten (198-G-83) of Chiba Jets - 24 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Michael Parker (202-F-81) of Shimane SM - 27 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists
9. LaShawn Malloy (209-C/F-84) of Iwate Big Bulls - 19 points, 15 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Darryl Dora (206-C-85) of Miyazaki SS - 16 points, 16 rebounds and 5 assists

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


JBL round 7 best performance: J.R. Sakuragi - by Eurobasket News
Naturalized American power forward J.R. Sakuragi (206-F/C-76) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for second-ranked Aishin SH, receiving a Asia-basket.com Player of the Week award for round 7.
The 35-year old player had a double-double of 29 points and 16 rebounds, while his team beat Toyota Alvark (11-3) 76-66. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Aishin SH was forced-out from the top positions in American JBL. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Aishin SH will need more victories to improve their 11-3 record. Sakuragi has many years of experience at Aishin SH, through which he has constantly improved. Former Univ.of Calif.at Los Angeles star has very solid stats this year. Sakuragi. Sakuragi is in league's top in points (2nd best: 17.9ppg) and averages impressive 54.5% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was young former international swingman Kosuke Kanamaru (193-F/G-89) of Panasonic T.. Kanamaru had a very good evening with 21 points and 5 rebounds. It was enough for Panasonic T. to edge the lower-ranked Hokkaido L. (#7, 5-9) 79-76. This victory allowed Panasonic T. to move up to 4th position in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 6-8 record. Kanamaru is well-known at Panasonic T. and is a proven leader in his second season with the team. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 16.3ppg (#3).

Third on the list of top players last round was Senegalese swingman Mamadou Diouf (197-G/F-77) of Hokkaido L. (#7). Diouf scored 21 points and grabbed six rebounds. Despite Diouf's great performance Hokkaido L. lost 83-97 to the higher-ranked Panasonic T. (#4, 6-8). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Hokkaido L. not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 9 games, recording just five victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Diouf could try to bring Hokkaido L.'s a little bit higher in the standings. Diouf has individually a great season in Japan. After 14 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 13.8ppg (8th best) and rebounds with 8.7rpg (4th best). He also has 1.1bpg and FGP: 50.7%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Ivan McFarlin (203-F-82) of Tochigi Brex - 15 points, 13 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Ryota Sakurai (194-G-83) of Hokkaido L. - 14 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists
6. Chris Moss (204-F-80) of Toshiba BT - 14 points and 5 rebounds
7. Ivan McFarlin (203-F-82) of Tochigi Brex - 16 points and 15 rebounds
8. Hironori Watanabe (180-G-88) of Panasonic T. - 23 points and 3 rebounds
9. Christian Maraker (206-F-82) of Hitachi SR - 14 points and 8 rebounds
10. Kei Igarashi (180-G-80) of Mitsubishi DD - 22 points and 3 rebounds

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


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