EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 12/11/2011

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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   


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


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 David SIMON
  Radnicki K.
  (207-C-82)
  Avg: 20.3
 1. Simon, Radnicki K.20.3 
 2. Scott, Radnicki K.18.1 
 3. Panic, Zlatorog17.5 
 4. Vucevic, Buducnost16.9 
 5. Pilepic, Siroki W.16.5 
 6. Simon, KK.16.0 
 7. Pavkovic, Radnicki15.5 
 8. Morrison, Crvena Z.15.5 
 9. Kasun, KK.15.3 
 10. Prepelic, Helios15.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Boris SAVOVIC
  Hemofarm
  (206-F-87)
  Avg: 13
 1. Savovic, Hemofarm13.0 
 2. Vucevic, Buducnost9.7 
 3. Simon, Radnicki K.8.0 
 4. Pasalic, Helios6.7 
 5. Kasun, KK.6.0 
 6. Scott, Radnicki K.6.0 
 7. Collins, Siroki W.5.7 
 8. May, KK.5.6 
 9. Pavic, Krka5.6 
 10. Simon, KK.5.5 
Assists Per Game
 Steven MARKOVIC
  Radnicki K.
  (190-G-85)
  Avg: 8.2
 1. Markovic, Radnicki8.2 
 2. Pavkovic, Radnicki8.2 
 3. Farmar, Maccabi6.2 
 4. Stinson, Krka4.5 
 5. Vujasinovic, Zlato.4.5 
 6. Mulaomerovic, KK Z.4.4 
 7. Draper, Cedevita4.3 
 8. Covic, Crvena Z.4.2 
 9. Papaloukas, Macca.4.0 
 10. Vladovic, Siroki3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Zoran DRAGIC
  Krka
  (196-F/G-89)
  Avg: 2
 1. Dragic, Krka2.0 
 2. Gay, Helios1.9 
 3. Ohayon, Maccabi1.8 
 4. Zubcic, Cibona1.8 
 5. Lucic, Partizan1.8 
 6. Pilepic, Siroki W.1.7 
 7. Ramljak, Siroki W.1.6 
 8. Markovic, Radnicki1.5 
 9. Simon, KK.1.5 
 10. Otasevic, Hemofa.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 David SIMON
  Radnicki K.
  (207-C-82)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Simon, Radnicki K.1.2 
 2. James, Maccabi T-A1.1 
 3. Vucevic, Buducnost1.1 
 4. Scott, Radnicki K.1.0 
 5. Savovic, Hemofarm0.8 
 6. Ilic, Crvena Zvezda0.8 
 7. Hendrix, Maccabi0.8 
 8. Pekovic, Partizan0.8 
 9. Kasun, KK.0.7 
 10. Owens, Cedevita0.7 


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  ARGENTINA   


LigaA: Round 5 of the second stage - by Eurobasket News
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Libertad Sunchales (3-2) against fourth ranked Penarol (4-1) on Friday night. Visiting Libertad Sunchales was defeated by Penarol in a tough game in Mar del Plata 73-82. It was a key game for the second position in the league. Guard Facundo Campazzo (180-G-91) (180-91) nailed 15 points, 9 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals for the winning side and Derrick Roland accounted for 16 points and 7 rebounds. American forward Joshua Pittman (197-76, college: NC-Asheville, agency: Dream Team Management) came up with 25 points for Libertad Sunchales in the defeat. Defending champion moved-up to second place, which they share with Sionista. Libertad Sunchales at the other side dropped to the fifth position with two games lost. They share it with Boca Jrs and Quimsa. Penarol will play against Quimsa (#7) in Santiado Estero in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Libertad Sunchales will play on the road against Wuber-Est.Bahia in Bahia Blanca and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a road loss of second ranked Sionista (4-1) against sixteenth ranked Atenas (1-4) on Friday night. Visiting Sionista was crushed by Atenas in Cordoba 101-78. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Sionista. The best player for the winners was Matias Lescano who scored 19 points, 5 assists and 6 steals. Hakeem Rollins produced 14 points and 9 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the guests. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Atenas left bottom position moving up to thirteenth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Sionista keeps the second position with one game lost. They share it with Penarol. Atenas will meet at home bottom-ranked San Martin Corrientes (#16) in the next round. Sionista will play against Olimpico de La Banda (#9) and hope to secure a win.
LigaA top team - Obras (5-1) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed eighth ranked La Union (2-3) in Formosa 98-66. Juan Gutierrez orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds. Obras' coach Julio Cesar Lamas felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Obras have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain first place with 5-1 record. La Union at the other side dropped to the tenth position with three games lost. Obras' next round opponent will be Regatas Corrientes (#8) on the road and are hoping to win another game. La Union will play against Club 9 in Rio Tercero and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Bahia Blanca was also quite interesting. 5th ranked Quimsa (3-2) played at the court of sixth ranked Wuber-Est.Bahia (3-1). Wuber-Est.Bahia defeated Quimsa 88-75 on Friday. Jerome Meyinsse stepped up and scored 25 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Wuber-Est.Bahia moved-up to fourth place. Loser Quimsa keeps the fifth position with two games lost. Wuber-Est.Bahia will face Libertad Sunchales (#5) at home in the next round. Quimsa will play against the league's second-placed Penarol in Mar del Plata.
The most surprising game was the first loss of undefeated Obras (5-1) on the court of tenth ranked Regatas Corrientes on Wednesday night. Visitors were defeated by Regatas Corrientes 89-80. It ended at the same time the 12-game winning streak of Obras. Regatas Corrientes have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to eighth place. Obras at the other side still keeps top position with one game lost. Regatas Corrientes are again looking forward to face league's leader Obras in Buenos Aires in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Obras will have a break next round.

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 5: Lanus destroyed GECR Indalo on the opponent's court 96-77. Olimpico LB managed to outperform San Mart.C. in a home game 78-77. Quilmes MP recorded a loss to Boca Jrs on the road 77-66. Regatas C. crushed Club 9 on its own court 78-55.


Penarol - Libertad S. 82-73

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Libertad Sunchales (3-2) against fourth ranked Penarol (4-1) on Friday night. Visiting Libertad Sunchales was defeated by Penarol in a tough game in Mar del Plata 73-82. It was a key game for the second position in the league. The hosts were already 16 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 19-12 Libertad Sunchales' run in the last quarter cut the lead to 82-73 at the end of the game. Penarol made 20-of-24 charity shots (83.3 percent) during the game. Penarol outrebounded Libertad Sunchales 40-26 including 32 on the defensive glass. Libertad Sunchales was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. Guard Facundo Campazzo (180-91) nailed 15 points, 9 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals for the winning side and American guard Derrick Roland (193-88, college: Texas A&M) accounted for 16 points and 7 rebounds. Five Penarol players scored in double figures. American forward Joshua Pittman (197-76, college: NC-Asheville, agency: Dream Team Management) came up with 25 points and the other American import center Robert Battle (204-81, college: Drexel, agency: Dream Team Management) added 9 points and 7 rebounds respectively for Libertad Sunchales in the defeat. Defending champion moved-up to second place, which they share with Sionista. Libertad Sunchales at the other side dropped to the fifth position with two games lost. They share it with Boca Jrs and Quimsa. Penarol will play against Quimsa (#7) in Santiado Estero in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Libertad Sunchales will play on the road against Wuber-Est.Bahia in Bahia Blanca and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Penarol: D.Roland 16+7reb, S.Safar 15+4reb+2ast, F.Campazzo 15+9reb+7ast, M.Leiva 12+6reb, L.Gutierrez 10+3reb+1ast, M.Mata 6+8reb
Libertad S.: J.Pittman 25+2reb+1ast, J.Emiliano Fernandez 11+3reb, J.Treise 11+2reb+1ast, R.Battle 9+7reb+1ast, J.Bucknor 8+6reb, S.Ginobili 5+3reb+4ast
gschID: 141175


Regatas C. - Obras 89-80

The most surprising game was the first loss of undefeated Obras (5-1) on the court of tenth ranked Regatas Corrientes on Wednesday night. Visitors were defeated by Regatas Corrientes 89-80. It ended at the same time the 12-game winning streak of Obras. Regatas Corrientes have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to eighth place. Obras at the other side still keeps top position with one game lost. Regatas Corrientes are again looking forward to face league's leader Obras in Buenos Aires in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Obras will have a break next round.
gschID: 165253


Wuber-Est.Bahia - Quimsa 88-75

The game in Bahia Blanca was also quite interesting. 5th ranked Quimsa (3-2) played at the court of sixth ranked Wuber-Est.Bahia (3-1). Wuber-Est.Bahia defeated Quimsa 88-75 on Friday. The hosts trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 45-31 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Wuber-Est.Bahia looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists comparing to just 10 passes made by Quimsa's players. American power forward Jerome Meyinsse (206-88, college: Virginia) stepped up and scored 25 points and 8 rebounds for the winners and international guard Juan Ignacio Sanchez (193-77, college: Temple) chipped in 12 points, 11 assists and 4 steals. Five Wuber-Est.Bahia players scored in double figures. American forward Bernard Robinson (198-81, college: Michigan) responded with 15 points and 8 rebounds and American-Puerto Rican guard Jesse Pellot-Rosa (193-84, college: VCU, agency: Paris Global Sports) scored 12 points. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Wuber-Est.Bahia moved-up to fourth place. Loser Quimsa keeps the fifth position with two games lost. Wuber-Est.Bahia will face Libertad Sunchales (#5) at home in the next round. Quimsa will play against the league's second-placed Penarol in Mar del Plata.
Top scorers:
Wuber-Est.Bahia: J.Meyinsse 25+8reb+1ast, J.Ignacio Sanchez 12+4reb+11ast, R.Sanchez 12+5reb+5ast, J.Mojica 11+3reb+2ast, J.Espil 11+1ast, A.Zago 8+1reb
Quimsa: D.Tintorelli 15+1reb, B.Robinson 15+8reb+3ast, J.Pellot-Rosa 12+3reb+1ast, N.Aguirre 7+3reb+2ast, D.Lo Grippo 7+5reb, C.Schattmann 6+4reb
gschID: 141171


GECR Indalo - Lanus 77-96

Everything could happen in Comodoro R. at the game between two tied teams. Both eleventh ranked Lanus and 13th ranked GECR Indalo had identical 1-3 record. But GECR Indalo was not able to use a home court advantage and was crushed by the opponent from Buenos Aires 96-77 on Friday night. The game was mostly controlled by Lanus. GECR Indalo was better in second period 23-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Lanus had a 27-16 advantage in offensive rebounds. GECR Indalo was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. American center Terrell Taylor (203-81, college: Virginia Tech, agency: Dream Team Management) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds for the winners and the former international center Diego Guaita (204-83) chipped in 15 points and 5 rebounds. Five Lanus players scored in double figures. American forward Edward Nelson (203-82, college: Connecticut, agency: Dream Team Management) responded with 24 points and 7 rebounds and center Diego Romero (209-82, college: Florida St.) scored 18 points and 6 rebounds (perfect from the field making all six shots). GECR Indalo's coach Marcelo Richotti rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Lanus (2-3) moved-up to tenth place, which they share with La Union and Club 9. Loser GECR Indalo keeps the thirteenth position with four games lost. Lanus' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Buenos Aires to the arena Boca Juniors.
Top scorers:
Lanus: T.Taylor 17+11reb, D.Guaita 15+5reb+1ast, J.Pablo Cantero 14+2reb+1ast, A.Boccia 14+5reb+1ast, N.Laprovittola 12+5reb+3ast, M.Byro 9+2reb+1ast
GECR Indalo: E.Nelson 24+7reb, D.Romero 18+6reb+2ast, D.Ciorciari 12+2ast, M.Franco 6, R.Gabini 4+1reb+1ast, C.McGowan 4+8reb+1ast
gschID: 141172


Olimpico LB - San Mart.C. 78-77

Rather predictable result when tenth ranked Olimpico de La Banda (2-2) edged at home bottom-ranked San Martin Corrientes (1-4) 78-77 on Friday. However just one-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But San Martin Corrientes won fourth quarter 18-14. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Panamanian power forward Jose Lloreda (201-80, college: LSU, agency: Paris Global Sports) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 15 rebounds for the winners and forward Fernando Malara (194-80, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 12 points and 10 rebounds. American forward William McFarlan (201-76, college: St.Thomas Aquinas, agency: Dream Team Management) responded with 22 points and 8 rebounds and naturalized Spanish swingman Ariel Eslava (202-79) scored 16 points and 6 rebounds. Olimpico de La Banda moved-up to ninth place. Newly promoted San Martin Corrientes dropped to the bottom position with four games lost. Olimpico de La Banda will face higher ranked Sionista (#3) in Parana in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. San Martin Corrientes will play on the road against Atenas (#14) in Cordoba and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Olimpico LB: J.Lloreda 19+15reb+1ast, C.Romero 15+2reb, F.Malara 12+10reb+2ast, D.Brown 9+2reb+1ast, J.Machuca 6+2reb+4ast, E.Villares 6+1ast
San Mart.C.: W.McFarlan 22+8reb+3ast, A.Eslava 16+6reb+1ast, F.Ramirez 14+4reb+1ast, D.Beitzel 8+3reb+1ast, M.Maciel 6+4reb, A.Carabajal 5+1reb+2ast
gschID: 141173


La Union - Obras 66-98

LigaA top team - Obras (5-1) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed eighth ranked La Union (2-3) in Formosa 98-66. The game was mostly controlled by Obras. La Union was better in third quarter 23-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to La Union's 30. They outrebounded La Union 41-25 including a 35-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. International power forward Juan Gutierrez (205-83) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds. American forward Tony Washam (200-82, college: St.Vincent) contributed with 15 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Five Obras players scored in double figures. Obras' coach Julio Cesar Lamas felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Forward Javier Caceres (201-85) answered with 9 points and 9 rebounds and American forward Gregory Lewis (198-78, college: Winthrop, agency: Dream Team Management) added 9 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for La Union. Obras have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain first place with 5-1 record. La Union at the other side dropped to the tenth position with three games lost. Obras' next round opponent will be Regatas Corrientes (#8) on the road and are hoping to win another game. La Union will play against Club 9 in Rio Tercero and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Obras: J.Gutierrez 16+12reb+2ast, T.Washam 15+7reb, J.Mazzaro 14+3reb+5ast, T.Field 13+6reb, M.Osimani 12+2reb+1ast, P.Espinoza 12+5reb+1ast
La Union: A.Pau 11+1ast, L.Perez 10+2reb+1ast, A.Marin 9+2reb, G.Lewis 9+5reb+2ast, J.Caceres 9+9reb, G.Mikulas 9+2reb+1ast
gschID: 141174


Boca Jrs - Quilmes MP 77-66

Not a big story in a game in Buenos Aires where 15th ranked Quilmes MP (1-4) was defeated by seventh ranked Boca Juniors (3-2) 77-66 on Friday. The hosts trailed by 16 points after three quarters before their 20-21 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Boca Juniors moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Libertad S. and Quimsa. Newly promoted Quilmes MP dropped to the thirteenth position with four games lost. Boca Juniors' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Buenos Aires Lanus.
gschID: 141168


Atenas - Sionista 101-78

Very important is a road loss of second ranked Sionista (4-1) against sixteenth ranked Atenas (1-4) on Friday night. Visiting Sionista was crushed by Atenas in Cordoba 101-78. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Sionista. The game without a history. Atenas led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 18-of-23 free shots (78.3 percent) during the game. Atenas looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The best player for the winners was the former international swingman Matias Lescano (196-79) who scored 19 points, 5 assists and 6 steals. American forward Delonte Holland (201-82, college: De Paul) chipped in 19 points. Four Atenas players scored in double figures. American power forward Hakeem Rollins (202-83, college: Washington, agency: Dream Team Management) produced 14 points and 9 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and swingman Federico Ferrini (194-83) added 16 points respectively for the guests. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Atenas left bottom position moving up to thirteenth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Sionista keeps the second position with one game lost. They share it with Penarol. Atenas will meet at home bottom-ranked San Martin Corrientes (#16) in the next round. Sionista will play against Olimpico de La Banda (#9) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Atenas: D.Holland 19+4reb+1ast, M.Lescano 19+3reb+5ast, M.Gerlero 15+7reb+1ast, J.Manuel Rivero 12+1reb, B.Labaque 12+1reb+5ast, M.Garcia 7+3ast
Sionista: F.Ferrini 16+2reb+1ast, H.Rollins 14+9reb+1ast, J.Villegas 11+3reb+2ast, D.Hure 8+3reb, A.Zilli 8+7reb+1ast, N.Agasse 7+1ast
gschID: 141169


Regatas C. - Club 9 78-55

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams when tenth ranked Regatas Corrientes (3-3) outscored at home 9th ranked Club 9 (2-3) 78-55 on Friday. The game without a history. Regatas Corrientes led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Regatas Corrientes outrebounded Club 9 38-24 including a 31-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists comparing to just 7 passes made by Club 9's players. The former international forward Diego Cavaco (200-79) stepped up and scored 11 points and 8 rebounds for the winners and the former international guard Paolo Quinteros (186-79) chipped in 13 points and 5 assists. Five Regatas Corrientes players scored in double figures. Regatas Corrientes' coach Nicolas Casalanguida felt very confident that he used entire bench and allowed the starting five to get some rest. American power forward Jazwin Cowan (205-83, college: Hampton, agency: Dream Team Management) responded with 16 points and Panamanian forward Josimar Ayarza (205-87, college: S.Mississippi) scored 5 points and 6 rebounds. The victory was the third consecutive win for Regatas Corrientes. They moved-up to eighth place. Loser Club 9 dropped to the tenth position with three games lost. Regatas Corrientes will face league's leader Obras in Buenos Aires in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Club 9 will play on the road against La Union (#11) in Formosa and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Regatas C.: P.Quinteros 13+1reb+5ast, N.Romano 12+1reb+1ast, J.Aprea 11+6reb+1ast, D.Cavaco 11+8reb+2ast, D.Kante 10+6reb+1ast, L.Roe 7+4reb+1ast
Club 9: J.Cowan 16+4reb, D.Gerbaudo 8+1reb+1ast, G.Luchino 6+2reb+1ast, P.Orlietti 6+3reb, K.Gamble 6+3reb, J.Ayarza 5+6reb+1ast
gschID: 141170




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


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


Stats Leaders - LigaA

Points Per Game
 Joe SMITH
  La Union
  (193-G-77)
  Avg: 19.4
 1. Smith, La Union19.4 
 2. McHopson, Quilm.18.6 
 3. Meyinsse, Wuber-.18.4 
 4. Gutierrez, Obras17.8 
 5. Villegas, Sionista17.4 
 6. OBannon, Boca Jrs16.8 
 7. Mojica, Wuber-Es.16.2 
 8. Roe, Regatas C.15.8 
 9. Mikulas, La Union15.8 
 10. Gutierrez, Penarol15.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jose LLOREDA
  Olimpico.
  (201-F/C-80)
  Avg: 9.6
 1. Lloreda, Olimpico.9.6 
 2. Garces, Atenas9.4 
 3. Sandes, Sionista9.1 
 4. Gutierrez, Obras9.0 
 5. Battle, Libertad S.8.7 
 6. Truscott, Quilm.8.2 
 7. Mikulas, La Union8.1 
 8. Meyinsse, Wuber-.7.7 
 9. McFarlan, San M.7.6 
 10. Cowan, Club 97.3 
Assists Per Game
 Juan Ignacio SANCHEZ
  Wuber-.
  (193-G-77)
  Avg: 7
 1. Sanchez, Wuber-.7.0 
 2. Campazzo, Penarol6.9 
 3. Stanic, Boca Jrs6.2 
 4. Cequeira, Sionista5.7 
 5. Martinez, Regat.5.7 
 6. Sucatzky, Atenas4.4 
 7. Victoriano, San M.4.2 
 8. Smith, La Union3.8 
 9. McHopson, Quilm.3.7 
 10. Quinteros, Regat.3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Phillip MCHOPSON
  Quilm.
  (188-G-87)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. McHopson, Quilm.2.2 
 2. Campazzo, Penarol2.1 
 3. Lescano, Atenas1.9 
 4. Sanchez, Wuber-.1.8 
 5. Beitzel, San M.1.7 
 6. Stanic, Boca Jrs1.6 
 7. Battle, Libertad S.1.6 
 8. Mojica, Wuber-Es.1.6 
 9. Funes, GECR I.1.5 
 10. Gerbaudo, Club 91.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Josimar AYARZA
  Club 9
  (205-F-87)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Ayarza, Club 91.2 
 2. Battle, Libertad S.1.1 
 3. Roe, Regatas C.1.1 
 4. Garces, Atenas0.9 
 5. Rollins, San M.0.9 
 6. Sanchez, Wuber-.0.8 
 7. Gutierrez, Obras0.8 
 8. Williams, Quimsa0.8 
 9. Meyinsse, Wuber-.0.7 
 10. Johnson, Libertad.0.7 


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  AUSTRALIA   


QBL: King to lead the Wizards - by Eurobasket News
Northside Wizards Basketball today announced they had signed one of Queensland's most respected coaches, Leonard King , to coach their men's team in the Queensland Basketball League for the next 2 years.

The Wizards had been searching for a new Head Coach following the resignation of Paul Haly at the end of last season. 'Paul was a great coach and leader of our men's program for the past 5 years and we were disappointed when he advised he was taking a break' offered Chairman Allan Woodford.

'It's now about the future and having Coach King on board supports our aim of providing quality coaches across all Junior & Senior programs. He brings a wealth of experience, both as a player and as a professional coach. Leonard has a real passion to drive our men's program to a new level of success,' Woodford added.

King is no stranger to the QBL, having coached the Mackay Meteors from 2007 2010, leading them to 2 consecutive finals appearances for the first time in the club's 25 year history. Coach King was awarded the prestigious QBL Coach of the Year award in 2009 and 2010.

Coach King was yesterday thrilled about the opportunity to guide the Wizards in the states top basketball competition.

'In 2011, the Wizards reached the QBL Semi-Finals, only to be beaten by Rockhampton. The club has built a good program and we want to contest the state title in 2012. I will be looking to build around the existing player base, and attract some other up and coming young players who are interested in being part of an exciting team.'

The team will begin a pre-season training program before the Christmas holiday period.

The Head Coach of the Women's QBL team is expected to be announced in the next week.
Courtesy of: QBL


QBL: Goulding given licence to shoot - by Eurobasket News
THE Blaze have removed the shackles from explosive swingman Chris Goulding (192-G-88), handing him a licence to shoot as he pleases.

While Adris DeLeon again snared the spotlight with a match-high 21 points in the Blaze's 87-75 win against Townsville at the Convention Centre on Saturday night, Goulding had his best game of the season with 12 points and five rebounds in a sparkling cameo.

The 23-year-old was slotted into the starting five early in the season while James Harvey recovered from a broken hand.

But coach Joey Wright admitted the move may have placed too much pressure on Goulding, given an increased focus on defence and team structures.

Removing some of those rules and giving Goulding a licence to shoot has freed him up to go on the kind of scoring streak that can change a match.

'I have to take some credit for screwing him up early in the year,' Wright said.

'We probably asked him to do too many things early in the year and right now, at his career level, he needs to score.

'He needs to be able to shoot the ball whenever, wherever and we kind of gave that back to him the last couple of games and hopefully he'll continue on.'

As a confidence player, Goulding is likely to thrive on Saturday's effort, although Wright joked the performance had probably already been magnified in his young charge's mind.

'I don't know what he finally shot (12 points at 56 per cent from the field) but he probably thinks he had 40 and went 20-of-20, so he's feeling pretty good right now,' Wright said.


The win handed the Coast back-to-back victories for the first time this season and got their season record back to 3-3, with the Blaze feeling they have found their groove.

Part of their resurgence has been having multiple scoring threats, something Wright said was a goal.

'We're going to have some situations like we had (on Saturday) where Will (Hudson) and Tommy (Garlepp) and guys like that didn't have a big part in this game but they're going to have a big part in some games later,' Wright said.

'That's the true test of how good you are, to have guys that sleep two or three games and then take over and be a force.

'We see what those guys do in training.

'We know that Gibbo (Adam Gibson) and Harvs (James Harvey) and Adris (DeLeon) and Wortho (Mark Worthington) and those guys are going to get it done.

'But the other guys will get it done when we need them and I thought (Goulding) did that (on Saturday).'
Courtesy of: QBL


Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Cameron TRAGARDH
  Tigers
  (209-C/F-83)
  Avg: 19.3
 1. Tragardh, Tigers19.3 
 2. Khazzouh, Kings18.8 
 3. Mills, Tigers18.6 
 4. Wilson, Taipans17.5 
 5. Warren, 36ers16.9 
 6. Deleon, Blaze16.8 
 7. Lisch, Wildcats16.6 
 8. Wilkinson, Breakers16.5 
 9. Abercrombie, Break.16.2 
 10. Johnson, 36ers15.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Julian KHAZZOUH
  Kings
  (209-C-86)
  Avg: 10.6
 1. Khazzouh, Kings10.6 
 2. Holmes, Crocodiles9.4 
 3. Simpsons, 36ers8.7 
 4. Crosswhite, Taipa.8.7 
 5. Johnson, 36ers8.0 
 6. Grant, Kings7.7 
 7. Rychart, Taipans7.5 
 8. Vukona, Breakers7.0 
 9. Greer, Tigers6.8 
 10. Worthington, Blaze6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Cedric JACKSON
  Breakers
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Jackson, Breakers5.7 
 2. Mills, Tigers5.0 
 3. Gibson, Blaze5.0 
 4. Bruce, Kings5.0 
 5. Crosswell, 36ers4.8 
 6. Martin, Hawks4.4 
 7. Gill, Crocodiles4.1 
 8. Warren, 36ers3.6 
 9. Redhage, Wildcats3.5 
 10. Wilson, Taipans3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Cedric JACKSON
  Breakers
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Jackson, Breakers2.5 
 2. Robbins, Wildcats2.2 
 3. Mims, Crocodiles1.9 
 4. Gibson, Blaze1.6 
 5. Gill, Crocodiles1.4 
 6. Crawford, Croco.1.4 
 7. Lisch, Wildcats1.2 
 8. Worthington, Blaze1.2 
 9. Deleon, Blaze1.2 
 10. Tovey, Wildcats1.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Julian KHAZZOUH
  Kings
  (209-C-86)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Khazzouh, Kings1.9 
 2. Grant, Kings1.5 
 3. Simpsons, 36ers1.4 
 4. Johnson, 36ers1.4 
 5. Worthington, Blaze1.4 
 6. Nevill, Wildcats1.0 
 7. Crosswhite, Taipa.1.0 
 8. Abercrombie, Break.1.0 
 9. Knight, Wildcats0.9 
 10. Forman, Hawks0.8 


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


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  BALTIC LEAGUE   


Lucas' 27 points give him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News
-year old guard Jai Lucas (177-G) put on an amazing game in the last round for Valmiera and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 9.
He had the game-high 27 points adding two rebounds and four assists for Valmiera in his team's victory, helping them to outclass TTU/Kalev (#4, 2-5) with 36-point margin 91-55. Valmiera maintains the 3rd position in Challenge. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Valmiera will need more victories to improve their 6-3 record. In the team's last game Lucas had a remarkable 64.7% from 2-point range. He turned to be Valmiera's top player in his first season with the team. Jai Lucas averages this season 14.1ppg.

Second best performed player last round was Roberts Mednis (204-C-89) of Turiba. He is former international center in his 3rd season at Turiba. In the last game Mednis recorded impressive double-double of 23 points and 10 rebounds. Bad luck as Turiba lost that game 62-70 to slightly higher-ranked Rapla (2-6). This loss caused Turiba to drop to 6th position in Challenge. 6 lost games are too many comparing to just two victories Turiba managed to get this year. Mednis is one of the most experienced players at Turiba and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Bill Amis (205-F-87) of Tartu Ulikool (#8). Amis scored 23 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Despite Amis' great performance Tartu Ulikool lost 94-109 to the league's current leader Siauliai (#1, 8-0). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Tartu Ulikool not to end season at such low position in Elite, however are less than slim as they have already lost 7 games, recording just three victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Amis could try to bring Tartu Ulikool's a little bit higher in the standings. Amis has individually a great season in Baltic League. After 10 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 16.9ppg (8th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Ernests Kalve (200-F-87) of Valmiera - 23 points and 9 rebounds
5. Mindaugas Reminas (190-G-86) of Naglis Palangos - 20 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Rashaun Broadus (183-PG-84) of Siauliai - 14 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists
7. Nikita Barinov (200-F-91) of Naglis Palangos - 15 points and 8 rebounds
8. Giedrius Staniulis (205-C/F-91) of Techasas - 14 points and 10 rebounds
9. Arvydas Siksnius (196-F-87) of Siauliai - 20 points and 3 rebounds
10. Zydrunas Urbonas (198-F-76) of Juventus - 17 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists

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


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


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Denzel BOWLES
  Siauliai
  (208-F/C-89)
  Avg: 20.3
 1. Bowles, Siauliai20.3 
 2. Krumins, Jelgava18.8 
 3. Kalve, Valmiera18.7 
 4. Barinov, Naglis P.18.0 
 5. Laksa, Barsy Atyr.17.2 
 6. Soo, Rapla17.0 
 7. Amis, Tartu Ulikool16.9 
 8. Reminas, Naglis P.16.5 
 9. Mayo, Liepaja16.0 
 10. Pakamanis, Juven.15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Raido RINGMETS
  Rapla
  (206-C/F-83)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Ringmets, Rapla9.3 
 2. Nelson, Jelgava8.8 
 3. Johnson, Naglis P.8.8 
 4. Mednis, Turiba8.6 
 5. Galdikas, Neptunas8.6 
 6. Arnold, TT.8.3 
 7. Benn, Naglis Palan.7.8 
 8. Bowles, Siauliai7.6 
 9. McClure, Kedainiai7.6 
 10. Barinov, Naglis P.7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Mindaugas STASYS
  Neptunas
  (180-PG-86)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Stasys, Neptunas6.7 
 2. Broadus, Siauliai6.1 
 3. Maceina, Juventus5.7 
 4. Rinkevicius, Nagli.5.0 
 5. Dainys, Neptunas4.8 
 6. Dorbek, Tarvas4.8 
 7. Kulagin, Triumph4.4 
 8. Strelnieks, Ventsp.4.3 
 9. Benn, Naglis Palan.4.2 
 10. Kriisa, Tarvas4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Dainius SALENGA
  Rudupis
  (197-F-77)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Salenga, Rudupis2.2 
 2. Virsis, Valmiera2.2 
 3. Oja, Tarvas2.0 
 4. Hughes, Pieno Z.2.0 
 5. Keedus, TT.2.0 
 6. Benn, Naglis Palan.2.0 
 7. Kriisa, Tarvas1.8 
 8. Matulionis, Techas.1.8 
 9. Krumins, Jelgava1.8 
 10. Peciukas, Kedaini.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Arturas MASIULIS
  Kedainiai
  (210-C-80)
  Avg: 2
 1. Masiulis, Kedainiai2.0 
 2. Johnson, Naglis P.2.0 
 3. Gumeniuk, Juventus1.9 
 4. Rozitis, Valmiera1.9 
 5. Staniulis, Techasas1.6 
 6. Toome, Kalev/Cramo1.6 
 7. Kurtsevich, Trium.1.2 
 8. Morgan, Pieno Z.1.2 
 9. Butkevicius, Sakal.0.9 
 10. Keedus, TT.0.9 


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  BELGIUM   


D1 Round 12: #1 Spirou Charleroi is defeated by Antwerp Giants - by Eurobasket News
The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Spirou Charleroi (7-2) on the court of fourth ranked Antwerp Giants on Saturday night. Visitors were rolled over by Antwerp Giants 80-58. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Spirou Charleroi. The game without a history. Antwerp Giants led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Antwerp Giants outrebounded Spirou Charleroi 36-24 including a 31-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. Americans were the main players on the court. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Darnell Wilson (198-85, college: Canisius, agency: Court Side) who helped to win the game recording 24 points and 5 steals (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) and guard Michael Roll (196-87, college: UCLA) who added 19 points during the contest. The best for the losing side was guard Christopher Hill (191-83, college: Michigan St.) with 16 points. Spirou Charleroi's coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Antwerp Giants (6-4) moved-up to third place. Defending champion Spirou Charleroi still keeps top position with two games lost. Antwerp Giants are looking forward to face Optima Gent (#8) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. Spirou Charleroi will play against Dexia Mons-Hainaut (#5) in Quaregnon and is hoping to win this game.
Important game to mention about took place in Leuven. Seventh ranked Belgacom Liege (4-5) saved a 2-point victory on the road edging one of their biggest challengers Leuven Bears (5-5) 83-81 on Tuesday evening. The winners were led by American forward Josh Bostic (196-87, college: Findlay, OH) who scored that evening 27 points and Len Matela supported him with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Even 35 points (!!!) by American guard Brandon Freeman (191-83, college: UALR) did not help to save the game for Leuven Bears. Belgacom Liege have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain seventh position with 4-5 record. Leuven Bears at the other side dropped to the sixth place with five games lost. Belgacom Liege will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Leuven Bears will play again on the road against Belgacom Liege (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a home loss of third ranked Dexia Mons-Hainaut (6-5) against fifth ranked Base Oostende (6-5) on Saturday night. Host Dexia Mons-Hainaut was defeated by Base Oostende in Quaregnon 82-70. The best player for the winners was Kennedy Winston who scored 18 points and 8 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was Quincy Taylor who recorded 19 points. Base Oostende moved-up to fourth place, which they share with M.Hainaut. Base Oostende will meet at home league's second-placed Okapi Aalstar in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Dexia Mons-Hainaut will play against the league's leader Spirou Charleroi and hope to secure a win.

In the last two games of round 12 Gent won against Liege on the opponent's court 83-70. Aalstar outscored Verviers-Pep. in a home game 90-71.



Liege - Gent 70-83

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams when 7th ranked Belgacom Liege (4-5) was defeated at home by eighth ranked Optima Gent (4-6) 83-70 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Optima Gent. Belgacom Liege managed to win second period 19-11. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Optima Gent made 18-of-20 free shots (90.0 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was American power forward Michael Haynes (203-81, college: Fordham) who scored 26 points and 6 rebounds. International point guard Lionel Bosco (176-81, agency: Court Side) chipped in 17 points and 6 assists. Four Optima Gent players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Josh Bostic (196-87, college: Findlay, OH) who recorded 18 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists and the former international guard Guy Muya (190-83, agency: LBM Management) added 17 points respectively. Optima Gent maintains eighth position with 4-6 record. Loser Belgacom Liege keeps the seventh place with five games lost. Optima Gent will meet at home higher ranked Antwerp Giants (#3) in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Belgacom Liege will play against Leuven Bears (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Gent: M.Haynes 26+6reb+1ast, L.Bosco 17+2reb+6ast, R.Chaney 15+4reb+1ast, M.Jenkins 10+5reb+3ast, S.Geukens 9+1reb, L.Louves 2+5reb
Liege: J.Bostic 18+5reb+5ast, G.Muya 17+2reb+1ast, L.Matela 13+5reb+1ast, G.Hockins 9+1reb, I.Iarochevitch 7+2reb, T.Jennings 2+2reb
gschID: 132378


M.Hainaut - Oostende 70-82

Very important is a home loss of third ranked Dexia Mons-Hainaut (6-5) against fifth ranked Base Oostende (6-5) on Saturday night. Host Dexia Mons-Hainaut was defeated by Base Oostende in Quaregnon 82-70. The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Base Oostende made 24-of-31 free shots (77.4 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was American forward Kennedy Winston (198-84, college: Alabama) who scored 18 points and 8 rebounds. Serbian-Montenegrin guard Dusan Djordjevic (195-83, agency: Beo Basket) chipped in 14 points (went 10 for 10 at the free throw line !!!). At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Quincy Taylor (196-82, college: UAB) who recorded 19 points and his fellow American import guard A.J. Slaughter (191-87, college: W.Kentucky) added 15 points respectively. Five Base Oostende and four Dexia Mons-Hainaut players scored in double figures. Base Oostende moved-up to fourth place, which they share with M.Hainaut. Base Oostende will meet at home league's second-placed Okapi Aalstar in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Dexia Mons-Hainaut will play against the league's leader Spirou Charleroi and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Oostende: K.Winston 18+8reb+2ast, D.Djordjevic 14+4reb+2ast, C.Booker 13+4reb+1ast, D.Drobnjak 13+3reb, V.Petrovic 11+3reb+3ast, D.Katnic 7+2reb
M.Hainaut: Q.Taylor 19+4reb, A.Slaughter 15+1reb+2ast, S.Foster 11+1reb, A.Nivins 10+8reb, S.Singletary 7+3reb+2ast, J.Cage 5+2reb+1ast
gschID: 132379


Aalstar - Verviers-Pep. 90-71

Very predictable result when third ranked Okapi Aalstar (7-4) smashed at home bottom-ranked VOO Verviers-Pepinster (1-10) 90-71 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Okapi Aalstar. VOO Verviers-Pepinster managed to win third quarter 21-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Americans were the main players on the court also this time. The best player for the winners was guard Stefon Jackson (196-85, college: UTEP) who scored 21 points and 8 rebounds. Forward Christopher Copeland (203-84, college: Colorado) chipped in 21 points and 7 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was power forward Jason Love (206-87, college: Xavier) who recorded a double-double by scoring 14 points and 15 rebounds and forward Bingo Merriex (204-80, college: TCU) added 11 points and 11 rebounds respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Okapi Aalstar have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place. Loser VOO Verviers-Pepinster stay at the bottom position with ten games lost. Okapi Aalstar will meet Base Oostende (#4) on the road in the next round. VOO Verviers-Pepinster will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Aalstar: C.Copeland 21+7reb, S.Jackson 21+8reb+2ast, J.Steinbach 16+3reb+3ast, J.Holiday 12+5reb+2ast, N.Fox 7+7reb+3ast, C.Young 6+3reb+1ast
Verviers-Pep.: M.Faison 16+1reb+3ast, J.Love 14+15reb, B.Merriex 11+11reb, T.Thompson 11+4reb+2ast, J.Rahier 6+4reb, S.Moris 5+1reb
gschID: 132380


Antwerp - Spirou 80-58

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Spirou Charleroi (7-2) on the court of fourth ranked Antwerp Giants on Saturday night. Visitors were rolled over by Antwerp Giants 80-58. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Spirou Charleroi. The game without a history. Antwerp Giants led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Antwerp Giants outrebounded Spirou Charleroi 36-24 including a 31-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. Americans were the main players on the court. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Darnell Wilson (198-85, college: Canisius, agency: Court Side) who helped to win the game recording 24 points and 5 steals (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) and guard Michael Roll (196-87, college: UCLA) who added 19 points during the contest. The best for the losing side was guard Christopher Hill (191-83, college: Michigan St.) with 16 points and guard Justin Hamilton (190-80, college: Florida) scored 7 points and 7 rebounds. Spirou Charleroi's coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Antwerp Giants (6-4) moved-up to third place. Defending champion Spirou Charleroi still keeps top position with two games lost. Antwerp Giants are looking forward to face Optima Gent (#8) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. Spirou Charleroi will play against Dexia Mons-Hainaut (#5) in Quaregnon and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Antwerp: D.Wilson 24+3reb+2ast, M.Roll 19+3reb, T.Black 9+3reb+4ast, R.Moors 9+4reb+2ast, R.Biggs 8+8reb+2ast, S.Mejri 7+12reb+1ast
Spirou: C.Hill 16+2reb, D.Mallet 9+2reb+2ast, C.Green 7+2reb, J.Hamilton 7+7reb+1ast, A.Riddick 6+4reb+2ast, J.Welsch 6+5reb
gschID: 132381


Round 4
Leuven - Liege 81-83

Important game to mention about took place in Leuven. Seventh ranked Belgacom Liege (4-5) saved a 2-point victory on the road edging one of their biggest challengers Leuven Bears (5-5) 83-81 on Tuesday evening. The guests were already 13 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 32-21 Leuven Bears' run in the last quarter cut the lead to 83-81 at the end of the game. Belgacom Liege made 17-of-20 charity shots (85.0 percent) during the game. The winners were led by American forward Josh Bostic (196-87, college: Findlay, OH) who scored that evening 27 points and the other American import center Len Matela (206-80, college: Bowling Green, agency: Interperformances) supported him with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Five Belgacom Liege players scored in double figures. Even 35 points (!!!) by American guard Brandon Freeman (191-83, college: UALR) did not help to save the game for Leuven Bears. Naturalized American forward Ian Hanavan (202-80, college: Evansville, agency: Interperformances) added 13 points and 10 rebounds. Belgacom Liege have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain seventh position with 4-5 record. Leuven Bears at the other side dropped to the sixth place with five games lost. Belgacom Liege will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Leuven Bears will play again on the road against Belgacom Liege (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Liege: J.Bostic 27+4reb+2ast, D.Waters 13+3reb+5ast, T.Jennings 12+5reb, L.Matela 11+10reb+2ast, G.Muya 10+4reb+3ast, G.Hockins 6+1ast
Leuven: B.Freeman 35+3reb+2ast, I.Hanavan 13+10reb+1ast, J.McLean 9+7reb+1ast, J.Davis 7+3reb, A.Dagunduro 7+5reb+3ast, M.McGhee 4+6reb+3ast
gschID: 159917




Standings - Division I
D1 Standings
 1. Spirou 7-2 
 2. Aalstar 7-4 
 3. Antwerp 6-4 
 4. Oostende 6-5 
 5. M.Hainaut 6-5 
 6. Leuven 5-5 
 7. Liege 4-5 
 8. Gent 4-6 
 9. Verviers-Pep. 1-10 


Stats Leaders - Division I
Points Per Game
 Christopher COPELAND
  Aalstar
  (203-F-84)
  Avg: 18.9
 1. Copeland, Aalstar18.9 
 2. Bostic, Liege17.5 
 3. Freeman, Leuven16.7 
 4. Rich, Oostende15.7 
 5. Mallet, Spirou15.6 
 6. Haynes, Gent14.7 
 7. Booker, Oostende14.4 
 8. Tofi, Leuven14.3 
 9. Winston, Oostende13.5 
 10. Lojeski, Oostende13.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Salah MEJRI
  Antwerp
  (216-C-86)
  Avg: 8.6
 1. Mejri, Antwerp8.6 
 2. Love, Verviers-Pep.7.4 
 3. Brown, Gent7.1 
 4. Young, Aalstar6.9 
 5. McLean, Leuven6.7 
 6. Booker, Oostende6.3 
 7. Carter, M.Hainaut5.6 
 8. Jackson, Aalstar5.5 
 9. Tofi, Leuven5.5 
 10. Bostic, Liege5.4 
Assists Per Game
 Lionel BOSCO
  Gent
  (176-PG-81)
  Avg: 4.4
 1. Bosco, Gent4.4 
 2. Djordjevic, Ooste.3.9 
 3. Waters, Liege3.9 
 4. Thompson, Verviers.3.8 
 5. Marnegrave, Leuven3.7 
 6. Black, Antwerp3.0 
 7. Singletary, M.Hain.3.0 
 8. Rich, Oostende2.9 
 9. Mallet, Spirou2.7 
 10. Faison, Verviers.2.6 
Steals Per Game
 Devan DOWNEY
  Verviers.
  (175-G-87)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Downey, Verviers.2.8 
 2. Wilson, Antwerp2.6 
 3. Singletary, M.Hain.2.5 
 4. Black, Antwerp2.4 
 5. Jenkins, Gent2.1 
 6. Bosco, Gent2.1 
 7. Dagunduro, Leuven2.0 
 8. Haynes, Gent2.0 
 9. Steinbach, Aalstar2.0 
 10. Mallet, Spirou1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Salah MEJRI
  Antwerp
  (216-C-86)
  Avg: 3
 1. Mejri, Antwerp3.0 
 2. Riddick, Spirou1.8 
 3. Jennings, Liege1.6 
 4. Young, Aalstar1.2 
 5. Booker, Oostende0.9 
 6. Love, Verviers-Pep.0.8 
 7. Gillet, Liege0.6 
 8. Holiday, Aalstar0.6 
 9. Wilson, Antwerp0.6 
 10. Vaughn, Antwerp0.6 


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  BOSNIA   


Price comes back to Dakota Wizards - by Eurobasket Center
Dakota Wizards added to their roster 28-year old Bosnian guard Bruce Price (191-G-93kg-83, college: Tennessee St.). Its actually Prices comeback to Dakota W. as he played here before. In his first game he scored 4 points. However his new team lost to Tulsa 66ers 88-98. Price played most recently at Ydra Asfalistiki ENAD Agios Dometios (Cyprus). He is a very experienced player. Price played also pro basketball in Bosnia, Cyprus, Greece and Slovenia. He graduated Tennessee State University in 2008 and actually missed last season. It will be his fourth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center


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  BRAZIL   


Basden first entry! - by Edward Basden
Hello Eurobasket,

First I want to start off by thanking you for this opportunity to blog and share with the world my experiences here abroad. This season I decided to take my talents to Brazil, where I arrived about 3 weeks ago and so far we've played 7 games, I played in 4 and we are 1-6 smh some start. On a lighter note the NBA lockout is officially over, man and I was waiting at home for that day because I know my time is coming when I will get another shot back at it. Oh well, for now I'm here in Brazil playing in the NBB a pretty decent league and like I said, we've played 7 games & I played in 4 along with my other 2 American teammates, Kevin Sowell and Jermaine Johnson. We are currently 1-6, due to the lack of time with the team and chemistry with the team losing close games down the stretch. It's a rare and odd situation, in most places abroad the Americans are heavily depended on to get the job done as opposed to here where our coach uses us his way one night an American may play 30 min then 10 min another night, you just never know. But with this style and situation you can't really complain or look at it in a negative light because basketball is a team game, correct ? And you do what is necessary for the team and that means coming to work everyday, giving it your all, making your team and teammates better, then when your number is called be ready and be productive with the time allowed. This isn't new to me because I've been a role player before. I've been the man of the team and I've been a key component, so I know how to adjust and make the best of it. Though it may get frustrating at times because you worry about your future and opportunity for jobs when that's the bigger picture, right ? Anyway, GOD has a plan for all of us and it will fall into place. Things will turn around and we will capitalize on them. As far as my city, I'm in Franca, Brazil a small city around 500,000 ppl. It has a very big tradition for their basketball team and the fans are very passionate about their team and the game of basketball so right now image how they may feel with the start of things. We will turn it around i PROMISE that. I like it here, it's very laid back, not the Brazil many may think, lol. The weather is amazing. While most of the world is in the fall/winter season we are in the spring/summer, which is great because I will miss out on the cold for once. I'm gonna get out of here for now. Hope everyone had a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving. I wish all Happy Holidays around this time and I look forward to seeing the player's teams pick up and the chemistry of the teams as the NBA season begins. It will be interesting and I will be tuning in. Take care and I'm on my road to redemption #back2theNBA!!



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  BULGARIA   


Lukoil Academic once again better than Levski - by Valentin Anguelov
In what supposed to be a derby of this round in National Basketball League Lukoil Academic didnt give any chance to Levski and beat them one more time 85-65. Lukoil got their lead before the break and after that the match was pretty much decided without any problems in their favor. They played better defense and if they had more desire to succeed than your opponent. Levski failed to show something special and disappointed their fans with their poor play. So Lukoil Academic stay on top with 9 wins from 9 games while Levski is second with a record of 7-2.

Four players of the visiting team finished in double-digits. Surprisingly the best scorers for Lukoil were two bulgarians - Tencho Banev (209-C-80, agency: Interperformances) and Vesko Veselinov. They ended with 13 points apiece as Banev added 11 rebounds for double-doubleperformance. Todor Stoykov scored 12 points and Andre Owens added 11 but more importantly he played well in defence against Aaron Harper.

Harper was limited to only 14 points for Levski, Evtimov finished with double-double of 11 points and 15 rebounds while Jordan Bozov scored 9 points.


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  CROATIA   


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


Stats Leaders - A1
Points Per Game
 Ivan MIMICA
  KK Split
  (193-G-80)
  Avg: 23.7
 1. Mimica, KK Split23.7 
 2. Ross, Jolly18.8 
 3. Ceskovic, Kvarner17.8 
 4. Tomeljak, Svjet.17.4 
 5. Simovic, Kvarner16.4 
 6. Mrva, Jolly15.6 
 7. Vrbanc, Zadar15.6 
 8. Sarlija, Borik15.5 
 9. Ciklic, Dubrovnik15.0 
 10. Cakarun, Borik14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Teo SIMOVIC
  Kvarner .
  (205-C-84)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Simovic, Kvarner7.4 
 2. Poscic, Svjetlost7.4 
 3. Ivanov, Zadar7.3 
 4. Sobin, KK Split7.2 
 5. Kastropil, Zadar7.0 
 6. Cakarun, Borik7.0 
 7. Cinac, Kvarner 20107.0 
 8. Radic, Zadar6.9 
 9. Ridl, Darda6.8 
 10. Zupic, Alkar Sinj6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Josip GLAVINIC
  Krizevci
  (192-G-82)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Glavinic, Krizevci7.3 
 2. Tomeljak, Svjet.6.3 
 3. Ceskovic, Kvarner4.0 
 4. Subotic, KK Split3.9 
 5. Ross, Jolly3.9 
 6. Dosen, Dubrovnik3.6 
 7. Mimica, KK Split3.6 
 8. Katic, KK Split3.3 
 9. Tomas, Zabok2.9 
 10. Bubalo, Alkar Sinj2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Ronald ROSS
  Jolly
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Ross, Jolly3.3 
 2. Mimica, KK Split2.4 
 3. Bicvic, Darda2.0 
 4. Blazevic, Borik1.8 
 5. Katic, KK Split1.7 
 6. Zadnik, Zadar1.7 
 7. Surina, Kvarner1.6 
 8. Ivanov, Zadar1.6 
 9. Panduric, Darda1.6 
 10. Salamun, Kvarner1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Ivan BUVA
  Krizevci
  (207-C-91)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Buva, Krizevci1.3 
 2. Zupic, Alkar Sinj1.3 
 3. Sarlija, Borik1.1 
 4. Sobin, KK Split1.0 
 5. Vukovic, KK Split1.0 
 6. Ridl, Darda0.9 
 7. Cakarun, Borik0.8 
 8. Gaurina, Alkar Sinj0.8 
 9. Kastropil, Zadar0.8 
 10. Poscic, Svjetlost0.6 


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  CYPRUS   


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


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  CZECH REPUBLIC   


Standings - NBL
NBL Standings
 1. CEZ Nymburk 16-1 
 2. BK Pardubice 14-3 
 3. BC Kolin 13-3 
 4. BK Prostejov 12-3 
 5. BK Decin 11-6 
 6. USK Praha 10-7 
 7. NH Ostrava 8-9 
 8. Svitavy 7-10 
 9. Usti n/Labem 6-10 
 10. Levice 5-12 
 11. Chomutov 5-12 
 12. Plzen 5-12 
 13. Inter Bratislava 3-14 
 14. B&W Opava 2-15 


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


Stats Leaders - NBL
Points Per Game
 Keaton GRANT
  Levice
  (193-G-86)
  Avg: 20.5
 1. Grant, Levice20.5 
 2. Sedmak, USK Praha19.8 
 3. Henderson, Levice18.5 
 4. Wright, Chomutov17.9 
 5. Lowery, Chomutov17.4 
 6. McFadden, Usti n.16.9 
 7. Houska, BK Decin16.8 
 8. Hruban, USK Praha16.3 
 9. Bridgewaters, Inte.16.2 
 10. Wilson, CEZ N.16.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Stanislav VOTROUBEK
  USK P.
  (212-C-81)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Votroubek, USK P.9.3 
 2. Naymick, CEZ N.8.6 
 3. Arnold, BK Pardu.8.6 
 4. Gadri-N., BK Prost.8.1 
 5. Meno, Svitavy7.8 
 6. Houska, BK Decin7.5 
 7. Peterson, BK Prost.6.9 
 8. Hughes, NH Ostrava6.8 
 9. Field, BC Kolin6.3 
 10. Henderson, Levice6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Michal SOTNAR
  USK Praha
  (189-PG-92)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Sotnar, USK Praha4.8 
 2. Barnes, BC Kolin4.8 
 3. Vrubl, Plzen4.6 
 4. Wright, Chomutov4.6 
 5. George, Svitavy3.9 
 6. Lawrence, CEZ N.3.7 
 7. McFadden, Usti n.3.5 
 8. Bridgewaters, Inte.3.2 
 9. Boyer, BK Decin3.2 
 10. Ames, BC Kolin3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Radim KLECKA
  B&W Opava
  (190-G-90)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Klecka, B&W Opava2.7 
 2. Pumprla, CEZ N.2.6 
 3. Wright, Chomutov2.4 
 4. McFadden, Usti n.2.3 
 5. Sirina, B&W Opava2.3 
 6. Ames, BC Kolin1.9 
 7. Grant, Levice1.9 
 8. Inge, NH Ostrava1.8 
 9. Lowery, Chomutov1.7 
 10. Longmire, Usti n.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Bertengeh GADRI-NICHOLSON
  BK Prost.
  (208-C-83)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Gadri-N., BK Prost.1.7 
 2. Hughes, NH Ostrava1.6 
 3. Grant, Levice1.3 
 4. Miklosik, B&W O.1.3 
 5. Naymick, CEZ N.1.1 
 6. Meno, Svitavy1.1 
 7. Henderson, Levice0.8 
 8. Mroz, Svitavy0.7 
 9. Votroubek, USK P.0.7 
 10. Houska, BK Decin0.7 


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  D-LEAGUE   


Standings
D-League Standings
East Conference
 1. Springfield A. 4-1 
 2. Iowa E. 4-3 
 3. Canton C. 3-2 
 4. Dakota W. 2-3 
 5. Ft.Wayne MA 2-3 
 6. Erie Bay H. 2-4 
 7. Maine RC 1-4 
 8. Sioux Falls S. 1-4 
West Conference
 1. Los Angeles D. 6-2 
 2. Tulsa 66ers 5-2 
 3. Rio Grande VV 5-3 
 4. Bakersfield J. 4-1 
 5. Austin T. 3-2 
 6. Reno B. 2-4 
 7. Idaho S. 1-4 
 8. Texas L. 1-4 


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Blake AHEARN
  Reno B.
  (188-PG-84)
  Avg: 25
 1. Ahearn, Reno B.25.0 
 2. Garcia, Sioux F.24.8 
 3. Sloan, Erie Bay H.24.8 
 4. Dentmon, Austin T.23.3 
 5. Millsap, Los A.23.2 
 6. Costner, Los A.22.4 
 7. Moses Randal., Iow.21.5 
 8. Biggs, Canton C.21.3 
 9. Allmond, Ft.Wayne.21.0 
 10. Famous, Iowa E.21.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jamal SAMPSON
  Texas L.
  (210-F/C-83)
  Avg: 15
 1. Sampson, Texas L.15.0 
 2. Lewis, Tulsa 66ers12.7 
 3. Butch, Bakersfi.12.5 
 4. Famous, Iowa E.12.2 
 5. Daniels, Erie B.11.4 
 6. Stiemsma, Sioux F.10.8 
 7. Wright, Maine RC10.8 
 8. Milligan, Canton C.10.3 
 9. Thomas, Austin T.10.3 
 10. Reid, Tulsa 66ers9.4 
Assists Per Game
 Walker RUSSELL
  Ft.Wayne.
  (183-G-82)
  Avg: 11.8
 1. Russell, Ft.Wayne.11.8 
 2. Sloan, Erie Bay H.8.4 
 3. Cooksey, Texas L.8.4 
 4. Tinsley, Los A.7.6 
 5. Ewing, Iowa E.7.6 
 6. Ahearn, Reno B.7.0 
 7. Bozeman, Reno B.6.2 
 8. McLeod, Canton C.5.8 
 9. Hayes, Maine RC5.8 
 10. Coleman, Sioux F.5.8 
Steals Per Game
 Elijah MILLSAP
  Los A.
  (198-G-87)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Millsap, Los A.3.5 
 2. Snow, Maine RC3.0 
 3. Tinsley, Los A.2.4 
 4. Dentmon, Austin T.2.3 
 5. Harris, Rio G.2.1 
 6. Hamilton, Los A.2.1 
 7. Fortson, Los A.2.1 
 8. Baker, Dakota W.2.0 
 9. Curry, Springfield2.0 
 10. Thompson, Erie B.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Gregory STIEMSMA
  Sioux F.
  (211-C-85)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Stiemsma, Sioux F.4.5 
 2. Foster, Idaho S.4.0 
 3. Major, Bakersfi.2.2 
 4. Daniels, Erie B.2.2 
 5. Milligan, Canton C.2.0 
 6. Thompson, Erie B.2.0 
 7. Dove, Dakota W.1.8 
 8. Gladness, Dakota1.8 
 9. Thomas, Springfi.1.6 
 10. Wright, Maine RC1.5 


Price comes back to Dakota Wizards - by Eurobasket Center
Dakota Wizards added to their roster 28-year old Bosnian guard Bruce Price (191-G-93kg-83, college: Tennessee St.). Its actually Prices comeback to Dakota W. as he played here before. In his first game he scored 4 points. However his new team lost to Tulsa 66ers 88-98. Price played most recently at Ydra Asfalistiki ENAD Agios Dometios (Cyprus). He is a very experienced player. Price played also pro basketball in Bosnia, Cyprus, Greece and Slovenia. He graduated Tennessee State University in 2008 and actually missed last season. It will be his fourth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center


Daye starts her pro career at Fort Wayne Mad Ants - by Eurobasket Center
Fort Wayne Mad Ants added to their roster forward Gage Daye (188-F). In his first game he scored 3 points and grabbed 3 rebounds. However his new team lost to Springfield A. 91-94. Daye played most recently at Bloomfield College (NCAA). He just graduated Bloomfield College and actually missed last season. It will be his first season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center


Springfield Armor signs Rodriguez just out of college - by Eurobasket Center
Springfield Armor signed forward Alejo Rodriguez (203-F-100kg). In his first game he scored 2 points and grabbed 3 rebounds helping his new team beat Ft.Wayne MA 94-91. Rodriguez played most recently at Iona College (NCAA). While playing 36 games for Iona last season his stats were: 6.6ppg, 6.7rpg, 1.0apg and 1.1bpg. He just graduated Iona College and actually missed last season. It will be his first season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center


Russell Carter joins Iowa Energy - by Eurobasket Center
Iowa Energy signed 26-year old guard Russell Carter (196-G-102kg-85, college: Notre Dame). In his first game he scored 15 points and grabbed 6 rebounds helping his new team beat Sioux Falls S. 115-92. Carter played most recently at Caribbean Heat Islanders de San Andres (Colombia). He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Carter is a very experienced player. He played also pro basketball in Argentina, Belgium, Colombia, France, Italy, Ukraine and Venezuela. Carter graduated University of Notre Dame in 2007 and actually missed last season. It will be his fifth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center


Tulsa 66ers adds Ojougboh to their roster - by Eurobasket Center
Tulsa 66ers agreed terms with 24-year old Nigerian center Nkem Ojougboh (206-C-87, college: Northeastern). In his first game he scored 14 points and grabbed 13 rebounds helping his new team beat Dakota W. 98-88. Ojougboh played most recently at Utah Flash (D-League). While playing 46 games for Z*Utah F. last season he recorded 5.1ppg, 4.7rpg and 1.2bpg. He graduated Northeastern University in 2010 and actually missed last season. It will be his second season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center


Friday's games review - by Eurobasket News
Iowa E. - Sioux Falls S. 115-92
The 2011 NBA D-League Champion Iowa Energy scored a team record 72 points in the paint on their way to a 115-92 victory over Sioux Falls Friday night in Des Moines. Iowa jumped out to a 31-24 lead at the end of the 1st quarter and opened the 2nd quarter on a 9-1 run to extend their lead to 15 points. The Energy increased the lead to 61-42 at the half, as recent signee Russell Carter (6'5''-G-85, college: Notre Dame) led the way with nine points. The Energy extended the lead to as much as 32 points in the 2nd half before coasting to the victory. In addition to outscoring Sioux Falls by 44 points in the paint, the Energy outrebounded the SkyForce 51 to 32 on the night. The Energy were led by Anthony Simpson's 12 rebounds while four other Iowa players registered six or more rebounds. Seven of the nine Energy players to dress scored in double digits, with Andrew Drevo (6'8''-F/C-81, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Nebraska) (21) and Jake Anderson (6'2''-G-87, college: Iowa St.) (17) leading the way. Point guard Brandon Ewing (6'2''-G-86, agency: Interperformances, college: Wyoming) registered a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds for the home team. The win moves Iowa to 4-3 on the season while Sioux Falls drops to 1-4 on the year. Iowa shot 60.5% from the field on the night, while holding the Skyforce to 38.4%. Sioux Falls was led by Bill McShepard's 20 point, 13 rebound effort. *Courtesy of www.oursportscentral.com

Reno B. - Texas L. 105-103
The Texas Legends' early struggles have largely seen them not in games at the end. This time, though, they had a chance and saw it slip away. The Legends couldn't hold on late and missed two shots in the last three seconds, and the Reno Bighorns held on for a 105-103. Booker Woodfox (6'1''-PG-86, agency: Interperformances, college: Creighton) led the Legends with 22 points, but the Bighors countered Cedric Bozeman (6'6''-G-83, college: UCLA), Nick Fazekas and Terrance Thomas each scoring at least 18, led by Bozeman's 24. Del Harris has begin to be a bit more open with playing time than he was in the first couple of games, particularly with his front court players. Everyone who played saw at least 12 minutes. Anthony Vereen moved into the starting lineup and played a career-high 24, while Jamine Peterson played 35 minutes off the bench, Texas had led for much of the second half, leading by as many as 10 points. But Reno tied the game on Chris Davis' layup with 5 1/2 minutes to go. The game switched back and forth from that point on, as the Legends went back up 99-95 only to have Reno go up 103-99 with less than two minutes left. Two free throws by Ronald Allen and Wodfox's last bucket at the one minute mark tied the game. But the Legends couldn't clear the round after Bozeman's missed layup, and Reno got another chance, with Thomas shot giving them the lead back. Woodfox's three-point attempt missed with 2.9 seconds left, and Texas had to foul. Fazekas missed both free throws, but after a Texas timeout, Bozeman blocked Woodfox's last shot. The Legends' western road trip continues on Saturday when they head to Bakersfield. *Courtesy of www.examiner.com

Erie Bay H. - Canton C. 98-101
With five players gone and four making their debut, the Erie BayHawks fell to the expansion Canton Charge 101-98 Friday night at Tullio Arena. Canton (3-2) went on an 11-0 run late in the fourth quarter to pull out a win against the BayHawks, who were without point guard Donald Sloan, forward Mychel Thompson
, 7-footer Chris Daniels, combo guard Cory Higgins and power forward Kyle Goldcamp. 'We're at home,' Erie forward Kyle Spain said. 'I see it as an opportunity for the rest of us to step up. So there is no reason why we shouldn't have won that game.' The five BayHawks were invited to NBA training camps. Erie (2-4) will be without them for today's 7 p.m. game against Fort Wayne (2-3) at Tullio Arena. 'This is not a normal circumstance,' Erie coach Jay Larranaga said. 'These are all new guys. Thought they played hard (Friday night). I expect they'll play hard (tonight).' An announced crowd of 3,389 watched the BayHawks have a chance to tie the game, but point guard B.J. Jenkins (6'0''-G-88, college: Murray St.) and forward Tirrell Baines (6'6''-F-86, agency: Interperformances, college: Marshall) each missed 3-pointers. After Jenkins missed and Baines got the offensive rebound with 5.9 seconds left, Larranaga ran up the sidelines screaming for a timeout, but didn't get it. 'We didn't hear nothing,' said Baines, who had a career-high 28 points and 13 rebounds. 'I'd rather have the timeout than shoot that three. We couldn't hear him.' Apparently the referees didn't hear him either. 'Unfortunately, all the referees' backs were to me,' Larranaga said. 'I did the best I could to get somebody's attention, but apparently, for not.' Larranaga was visibly upset immediately following the game as he firmly gripped his clipboard while holding it away from his body. After calming down, Larranaga praised his team for its effort without Sloan, the team's leading scorer (24.8 ppg.), Daniels, Higgins, Thompson and Goldcamp. Sloan is with Atlanta, Daniels went to the Los Angeles Lakers, Higgins ended up in Denver while Thompson and Goldcamp wound up with Cleveland. 'I thought our players played great,' Larranaga said. 'Incredible job.' Along with Baines' career-best effort in points and rebounds, Jenkins added 20 points and Spain chipped in 18 before fouling out with 3:39 left in the game. Erie was called for 26 fouls. Baines ended the game with five of them. 'It's unfortunate that Tirrell had a couple of calls go against him and was unable to play much in the second half,' Larranaga said. 'Thought he had a great game.' Still, Spain didn't use fouls or losing players to NBA camps as an excuse. 'We gave (Canton) a whole bunch of open shots,' Spain said. 'We missed a lot of lay ups. Missed free throws. Yeah the refs (made calls), but we gave them too many open shots. We play defense, we win that game easily.' Sloan, Thompson, Daniels and Higgins accounted for 68.5 percent of Erie's scoring heading into Friday's game, while Goldcamp is averaging 6.4 points and 6.8 rebounds. Goldcamp was at Erie's shootaround Friday morning, but got a call from Cleveland's director of player personnel, Wes Wilcox, around 1 p.m. to come to camp. 'I know Wes from being affiliated with Cleveland,' Goldcamp said about the Cavaliers, who were an NBA affiliate of the BayHawks for their first three seasons in the D-League. Erie is now hybrid partners with the New York Knicks. 'At first, I didn't know why he was calling me,' Goldcamp continued. 'Then when he asked me to come to camp, I thought he was joking with me to be honest.' Ironically, Wilcox is also the general manager of the expansion Charge. The Cavaliers solely own the Charge. 'He was dead serious,' Goldcamp said. 'I said, Absolutely. I'll come to camp.' ' Along with not having Goldcamp and the other four BayHawks whom are in NBA camps, guards Marvin Roberts, D.J. Kennedy, Mike Gerrity and forward Greg Washington played their first game for Erie. Kennedy, who had a season-ending knee injury at St. John's last season, was activated after being a practice player for Erie. He had 14 points Friday. 'I felt good to be out there,' Kennedy said. 'Got a long way to go, though. Just happy I was able to get back on the court and help the team. Unfortunately, we lost.' Roberts, Washington and Gerrity were added this week. Roberts was brought back after being cut in training camp. The three combined for nine points off the bench. D-League teams have been allowed to temporarily increase their rosters to 12 from 10. They must return to 10-man rosters by next Friday. Canton was without point guard Keith McLeod and forward Tyrell Biggs as those two were invited to NBA camps as well. McLeod went to Utah, while Biggs, who played college basketball at Pittsburgh, wound up in Cleveland. 'We fought through adversity,' said Canton center Blake Milligan, who had a team-high 19 points. 'We were on the road. First real road test. We stayed composed and were able to get the win.' The Charge, who lost two preseason scrimmages to Erie, trailed 96-90 with 4 minutes, 6 seconds left in Friday's game before going on a game-stealing 11-0 run. 'It's just defensive stops,' Canton coach Alex Jensen said. Guard Antonio Agudio capped the run with a 3-pointer to put the Charge up 101-96 with 55.6 seconds left 'I hadn't hit one in the second half,' said Agudio, who was 4-of-5 from 3-point range in scoring 12 points. 'Soon as I got it, I felt like as soon as it released from my hands, I knew it was going in. Soon as I caught it, I knew it was going in.' Baines cut Canton's lead to three with 20.9 seconds left on a Baines bucket. After Canton's Marcus Relphorde missed a pair of free throw, Erie, with one timeout left, tried to follow Larranaga's strategy of getting a quick two and foul to extend the game or take an open 3-pointer if available. 'We knew we needed to save a timeout for the last possession,' Larranaga said. 'We were going for two or an open three if it was available. We had an open three.' After a series of passes, Jenkins hoisted the first 3-pointer. When Baines got the offensive rebound and started racing to the right corner to put up another 3-pointer, Larranaga began shouting for a timeout. 'When we regained the possession, we still had seven or eight seconds left,' Larranaga said. 'Wanted to get a timeout.' Baines missed the shot as time expired. 'The objective was to push the ball and score quickly so we could prolong the game,' Larranaga said. 'Be down one with 15 seconds left. We needed the timeout. So we wanted to save it.' *Courtesy of www.goerie.com

Ft.Wayne MA - Springfield A. 91-94
The Fort Wayne Mad Ants fell to the Springfield Armor 94-91 in overtime at the Memorial Coliseum. Despite both teams losing some of their starters to various NBA training camps, the two teams battled to the final buzzer. After a tightly contested opening 12 minutes of play the two teams were tied up and the end of the period. Defense reigned supreme in the opening frame as the Armor held Fort Wayne to 36 percent shooting from the field, but the Mad Ants countered by forcing Springfield into eight turnovers. The Armor went on a 6-0 run midway through the second quarter to build a lead. Corey Allmond (6'2''-G-88, college: Howard Col. (TX)) started a 10-0 run in response for the Mad Ants when he hit a much needed three-pointer to halt the Armor's momentum. Fort Wayne led 49-42 at the half. The Armor outplayed the Mad Ants in the third to take a three-point advantage. The Mad Ants battled back in the fourth and built a 5 point lead with 2:00 left in the game. Lance Hurdle (6'2''-G-87, college: Miami, FL) took over for the Amor hitting a 3 pointer and with 1.4 seconds left in regulation banked in a 10-foot jumper to tie the game and send it to overtime. Lance Hurdle kept his hot hand from regulation and continued to carry the Armor in the overtime period. Led by Hurdle, the Armor outlasted Fort Wayne and a last-second three point shot attempt to win. Corey Allmond led the Mad Ants with a game-high 32 points, and Marvin Phillips finished with 24 for Fort Wayne. Lance Hurdle paced the Armor with 27 points, and Jonathan Thomas chipped in with a game-high six blocked shots. *Courtesy www.wane.com

Dakota W. - Tulsa 66ers 88-98
The Tulsa 66ers outscored the Dakota Wizards by a 35-23 margin in the fourth quarter, Brady Morningstar (6'3''-G-86, college: Kansas) tallied a season-high 29 points and three other Tulsa players posted double-doubles to help lead the 66ers (5-2) to a 98-88 road victory over the Dakota Wizards (2-3) Friday night inside the Bismarck Civic Center. Morningstar's 29 points are the most by a Tulsa player this season. Included in the rookie's point total was a 12-of-14 effort from the free throw line. Posting double-doubles were Nkem Ojougboh (6'9''-C-87, agency: David Lee services, college: Northeastern) with 14 points and 13 rebounds, Billy Rush with 14 points and 12 boards and Ryan Reid with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Also leading the 66ers was guard LaDustin Williams with a season-high 21 points and a team-high four assists. The win also marked Dale Osbourne's first as the head coach for the 66ers. Defensively, the 66ers forced 15 Dakota turnovers and Xavier Alexander recorded a team-high three steals. Leading the Wizards in scoring was Edwin Ubiles with 29 points. Mike Anderson chipped in a team-high 13 rebounds for Dakota. The 66ers and Wizards return to action this Sunday, Dec. 11, with a 3 p.m. CT matchup inside the Bismarck Civic Center. *Courtesy of www.oursportscentral.com

Rio Grande VV - Austin T. 120-114
The Rio Grande Valley Vipers escaped a late fourth quarter run from the Austin Toros, but slithered past their Western Conference rival 120-114 Friday night at State Farm Arena. The win ends a two game losing skid for Rio Grande Valley as the Vipers improve to 5-3 on the season. The Toros fell to 3-2. The Toros started the game strong, leading 7-2 after the first three minutes. The VIpers grabbed their first lead at 15-14 with 7:12 to play in the first after Josh Tarver's running lay-up. The Toros would tie the game at 21 with 2:58 remaining in the period on Omar Reed's running lay-up. Suleiman Braimoh (6'8''-F-89, college: Rice), who played in his first game since joining the team a week ago, responded with a three-point-play to put the Vipers in front for good 24-21.That was the spark to a quarter ending 17-4 run, including a Braimoh buzzer-beating three to take a 38-25 lead after one. In the second, the Vipers increased their lead to 21 with 6:54 to play in the half, as Braimoh hit his third three pointer of the game to make the score 55-34. The Vipers led at the intermission 71-51. In the third quarter, the Vipers looked poised to continue their dominance, Lee Humphrey (6'2''-PG-84, college: Florida) 's three-pointer in the first minute increased the lead to 23 at 74-51. The Vipers led 95-79 at the end of three quarters. The game seemed out of reach for the Toros as Humphrey's lay-up with 5:21 to play gave the Vipers a 23 point advantage at 113-90. The Toros responded with a 19-2 run to pull within six at 115-109. The Toros would close the lead to four with 10 seconds remaining, but did not have enough time to finish off the comeback. Humphrey led all scored with 26 points including four three-pointers. Stanley Asumnu tallied his first double-double of the season with 20 points and a season best 16 rebounds. Coleman added 19 points and eight boards, while Braimoh scored 16 in his Viper debut. Stefan Welsh led for the Toros with 20 off the bench. Tristan Thompson and Terrance Woodbury each added 13. Omar Reed scored 14 and hauled in 12 boards for the double-double. The two Western Conference foes match-up again on Saturday night in Hidalgo for the second of three straight match-ups between the two squads. Tip-off for Saturday's game is scheduled for 7:00 PM. *Courtesy of www.oursportscentral.com





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  ECUADOR   


Chile Blog #2 - by Bayo Arigbon
Bayo Arigbon (197-F-86, college: San Diego Chr.)
So this is my 2nd blog from chile, and Im sorry it took so long , and i promise i will be more consistent with videos (Noodle Cup) and blogs (Hoopdreamdiaries.tumblr.com) As far as basketball We are in 4th place in Chiles 1st league Dimayor. with 6 wins and 4 loses. I just want to thank GOD for allowing me to play the way I have been playing, and allowing me to make a name for myself in South American Basketball. ( https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B6f4Ar6iv0SuNmQ0MGFmYjgtMmQyMC00MzQyLWI0NTctYTczYjI3ZTU3ZTg3&pli=1) Although I have been experiencing difficulties with the correct stats being recorded, so far things are still going good. I can say with each game we are coming together as a team, and slowly buying into the concept our coach is trying to teach us. A normal day for me is, 2 practices, a nap, and playing Xbox 360! if you have one add me gamer tag is bangBwavy. Ive been spending most of my time on Modern Warefare 3 . My teammates are funny and great people, as you will see in the video. Im hoping we have learned from our mistakes (losing) and we are a better team now, but only time will tell. Enjoy the video and ill be back in a week or so with something new.


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KRUMINS IS NEW VALGA COACH - by Peedu Goldenbeck
Valga KK sitting at the bottom of the table in the EMKL, have signed a contract util seasons' end with Varis Krumins , longtime coach of BK Valmiera THE Latvian head coach has extensive experience having coached the Latvian U20 National Team since 2003 and the U16 in 2006.
His first outing as Head Coach resulted in Valga's 87-69 victory over KK Parnu this past week.
The coming matches may test the the new addition of Krumins to the Valga KorvpalliKool, upcoming games are with Piimameister Otto/Rapla and Tartu Ulikool before the mid-season break.


Kalev/Cramo beats Siauliai in 2nd overtime - by Janar
Pavel Ulyanko (204-F/C-79) scored amazing 9 points in 2nd overtime and BC Kalev/Cramo took priceless 101:96 (38:27; 79:79) victory against the unbeaten leader of BBL Elite Division, BC Siauliai. Gregor Arbet (194-F/G-83) led the winners with 29 points, making 5/10 three-pointers. Ulyanko added 22, Gert Dorbek (194-G-85) 18+6rb+6ast, Joosep Toome (202-F-85) 10+11rbs. Denzel Bowles (208-F/C-89, college: JMU) scored 25 and added 13 rebounds in losing effort. Rashaun Broadus (183-PG-84, college: BYU) added 15+7rb, Cam Long (193-G-88, college: George Mason) 12 pts.

The hosts led 73:65 with 3.33 to play in 4th quarter but Siauliai made an incredible comeback. Siksnius scored 5 points in a row, Broadus added a two-pointer, Long - a three-pointer and Bowles finished a 12:1 run with another basket, taking the guests ahead 74:77 with 1:23 to play. Dorbek evened the game with a three-pointer and took the game to overtime with his free throws with 14 secs to play. With 2 secs to play, Toome blocked the last shot by Long.

In 1st overtime, Bowles and Vasylius took the guests ahead but a three-pointer and another basket by Arbet made it 86:83. Two baskets by Broadus, one of them with 4 secs to play, made it 87:87 and one more overtime to come.

The last 5 minutes became an Ulyanko Show. He made 9 points during three minutes and took his team ahead 100:94 with less than a minute to play. Siauliai missed two shots, two free throws and took two offensive rebounds in last 45 seconds and Kalev/Cramo secured a victory when Tanel Sokk made a free throw 24.


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Jeremy Pargo Signs 2-Year Rookie Deal With Memphis Grizzlies - by David Pick
Five months after breaching his contract with Maccabi Tel Aviv claiming to have a deal with an NBA team during the lockout, Eurobasket reveals that undrafted Jeremy Pargo (Agency: Priority Sports), signs his NBA rookie contract with the Memphis Grizzlies. Pargo attended yesterday's workout in Memphis but didn't participate because his contract hadn't been finalized. Today (Saturday) the paper work came to an end with a two-year, $2,000,000 deal.

Not exactly a blockbuster deal by any means, but there's no doubt to it the kid can ball. He's been considered one of the top point guards in Europe last season leading Maccabi all the way to the Euroleague finals. Earlier this week, Pargo was accused of violating contract terms with Maccabi in August as FIBA harshly ruled he's to compensate the Israeli team by paying $270,000 not including lawyer and court expenses.

The former Gonzaga Bulldog landed in Israel two-years ago after signing with Gilboa/Galil. He then put on a show becoming one of the best guards in the League including, winning an historic Israeli League championship versus Maccabi in the finals. Maccabi's reaction was if you can't beat them, join them and Pargo did just that signing a one-year deal. Last season, Pargo would lead Maccabi to the Israeli League title, state cup, league cup and Euroleague Final Four.

Follow David Pick on Twitter: @DubiPick



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


Stats Leaders - Division I
Points Per Game
 Walter BAXLEY
  Lapua
  (191-G-84)
  Avg: 28.6
 1. Baxley, Lapua28.6 
 2. Phillips, Oulun N.26.5 
 3. Williams, Lapua22.9 
 4. Manning, Huima22.3 
 5. Nofflet, Oulun N.22.2 
 6. Henderson, Porvoo.21.6 
 7. Stamper, Pyrin.21.3 
 8. Storrs, Jyvaskyla20.4 
 9. Abdullah, SayRi20.3 
 10. January, BC Nokia19.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kenneth COOPER
  SayRi
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 14.7
 1. Cooper, SayRi14.7 
 2. Moultrie, Oulun N.13.7 
 3. Bojang, FoKoPo11.5 
 4. Britton, Huima11.0 
 5. Stamper, Pyrin.10.7 
 6. Townes, BC Nokia10.4 
 7. January, BC Nokia10.3 
 8. Coleman, FoKoPo10.1 
 9. Green, Ura Basket9.8 
 10. Nofflet, Oulun N.9.3 
Assists Per Game
 Lloyd PHILLIPS
  Oulun N.
  (178-PG-85)
  Avg: 5.1
 1. Phillips, Oulun N.5.1 
 2. Manning, Huima4.8 
 3. Ikavalko, FoKoPo4.8 
 4. Riihela, BC Nokia4.2 
 5. Henderson, Porvoo.4.0 
 6. Viertola, Huima3.8 
 7. Jackson, Lapua3.6 
 8. Storrs, Jyvaskyla3.1 
 9. Little, Porvoon2.7 
 10. Abdullah, SayRi2.6 
Steals Per Game
 Emmanuel JACKSON
  Lapua
  (188-G-)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Jackson, Lapua2.9 
 2. Townes, BC Nokia2.3 
 3. Vanjoki, Tapiolan.2.1 
 4. January, BC Nokia2.1 
 5. Little, Porvoon1.9 
 6. Bojang, FoKoPo1.9 
 7. Nofflet, Oulun N.1.9 
 8. King, Porvoon1.7 
 9. Phillips, Oulun N.1.6 
 10. Williams, Lapua1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Brian MOULTRIE
  Oulun N.
  (198-C/F-87)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Moultrie, Oulun N.2.5 
 2. Andrews, Ura B.1.9 
 3. Laitinen, Tapiol.1.1 
 4. Cooper, SayRi1.1 
 5. January, BC Nokia1.0 
 6. Pulkkinen, Pyrin.0.9 
 7. Townes, BC Nokia0.9 
 8. Molenius, FoKoPo0.9 
 9. Abdullah, SayRi0.8 
 10. Dolenc, Tapiolan.0.7 


FINNISH CUP: Bisons, Kataja and Pyrinto continue - by Rauno Hurmalainen
Finnish Cup, quarter-finals: Kataja (Joensuu) crushed yesterday Honka (Tapiola) 108-42, tonight Pyrinto (Tampere) beat FoKoPo (Forssa) by 38 points 101-63 (37-28) and Bisons (Loimaa) had no difficulties vs YMCA Lahti 95-76 (50-22). So, Bisons, Kataja and Pyrinto continue to the semi-finals and the fourth piece will be the winner of contest Torpan Pojat - Karhu (Kauhajoki). That game will be tomorrow, this Sunday. Huge differences in points, especially those two teams from Division 1, they have a long way to go to reach Top League level. For instance Bisons had today six players between 10-14 pts and all 10 players were scoring in the game. Jeb Ivey (190-G-80, college: Portland St.) netted 11 pts and gave 10 assists.
Pyrinto - FoKoPo 101-63 (37-28). (Antwine Williams 18, Jesse Niemi 16, Damon Williams 15 - Tracy Robinson 17, Sami Ikavalko 12, HL Coleman 7).
Bisons - YMCA Lahti 95-76 (50-22). (Matti Nuutinen 14, Mikko Koivisto 13, Jeb Ivey 11/10a - Malik Moore 28, Ville Makalainen 18, Ryan Brooks 15).
1. Division:
SayRi - Pyrinto II (Tampere) 92-99 (48-51). (Aubrey Conerly 22, Bilal Abdullah 20, Kenneth Cooper 18/17 - Jason Stamper 31, Joni Harjula 18, Jukka-Pekka Vaananen 12).




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


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


Stats Leaders - ProA
Points Per Game
 Eric CHATFIELD
  Paris-.
  (191-G-79)
  Avg: 22.2
 1. Chatfield, Paris-.22.2 
 2. Parker, AS.20.3 
 3. Rochestie, Le Mans20.0 
 4. Morlende, Hyeres-T.19.0 
 5. Cox, Le Havre18.3 
 6. Gipson, Pau-Lacq.18.3 
 7. Batum, Nancy17.1 
 8. Williams, Paris-.16.7 
 9. Schilb, Chalon16.5 
 10. Holland, Roanne15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ian MAHINMI
  Le Havre
  (206-F/C-86)
  Avg: 8.8
 1. Mahinmi, Le Havre8.8 
 2. Elonu, Pau-Lacq.8.6 
 3. Akingbala, Nancy8.3 
 4. Sommerville, Le Ma.7.7 
 5. Jackson, Roanne7.6 
 6. Hamilton, Paris-.7.5 
 7. Aminu, Chalon7.3 
 8. Allen, Strasbourg7.2 
 9. Sy, Orleans6.8 
 10. Falker, Cholet6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Kareem REID
  Hyeres-Toulon
  (178-PG-75)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Reid, Hyeres-Toulon10.8 
 2. Rochestie, Le Mans6.9 
 3. Wise, Le Havre6.8 
 4. Parker, AS.6.3 
 5. Linehan, Nancy5.8 
 6. Barrett, Roanne5.3 
 7. Pellin, Orleans5.3 
 8. Gipson, Pau-Lacq.5.0 
 9. Schilb, Chalon4.7 
 10. Morlende, Hyeres-.4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Alex ACKER
  Le Mans
  (196-G-83)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Acker, Le Mans2.3 
 2. Wise, Le Havre2.2 
 3. Gipson, Pau-Lacq.2.2 
 4. Albicy, Gravelines2.2 
 5. Batum, Nancy2.1 
 6. Sangare, Orleans2.1 
 7. Riley, Nanterre2.1 
 8. Linehan, Nancy2.0 
 9. Melody, Dijon1.9 
 10. Goss, AS.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Ronny TURIAF
  AS.
  (208-C/F-83)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Turiaf, AS.1.8 
 2. Gobert, Cholet1.5 
 3. Jackson, Roanne1.3 
 4. Akingbala, Nancy1.3 
 5. Williams, Paris-.1.3 
 6. Issa, Gravelines1.2 
 7. Batum, Nancy1.1 
 8. Nichols, Cholet1.0 
 9. Roberts, Hyeres-T.1.0 
 10. Sy, Orleans0.9 


Stats Leaders - ProB
Points Per Game
 Chris MCCRAY
  Boulogne
  (196-G/F-84)
  Avg: 20.9
 1. McCray, Boulogne20.9 
 2. Davis, Le Portel19.3 
 3. Denave, St Vallier18.9 
 4. Sonko, Bourg18.5 
 5. Gay, Fos Ouest17.2 
 6. Wood, Evreux17.1 
 7. Paelay, Quimper16.8 
 8. Barro, Bourg15.9 
 9. Rowland, Evreux15.8 
 10. Siggers, Rouen15.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jeremiah WOOD
  Evreux
  (200-C/F-85)
  Avg: 12
 1. Wood, Evreux12.0 
 2. Massie, Limoges11.8 
 3. Monroe, Boulazac9.5 
 4. Rossiter, Denain9.4 
 5. Badiane, Antibes9.3 
 6. Allen, Antibes9.0 
 7. Osby, Maurienne9.0 
 8. Barro, Bourg8.7 
 9. Daniels, Chalons-.8.5 
 10. Prowell, St Valli.8.2 
Assists Per Game
 Ronnie TAYLOR
  Le Portel
  (188-PG-81)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Taylor, Le Portel7.7 
 2. Copeland, Bourg5.8 
 3. Rowland, Evreux5.7 
 4. Darnauzan, Mauri.5.6 
 5. Denave, St Vallier5.3 
 6. Sauret, Lille5.1 
 7. Choquet, Fos Ouest4.9 
 8. Mullins, Chalons-.4.9 
 9. Patiejunas, Rouen4.6 
 10. Darrigand, Bordea.4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Armand CHARLES
  Nantes
  (193-SF-83)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Charles, Nantes3.1 
 2. McCray, Boulogne2.6 
 3. Paelay, Quimper2.5 
 4. James, Denain2.5 
 5. Shiloh, St Vallier2.3 
 6. Eito, Vichy2.1 
 7. Flowers, Vichy2.0 
 8. Denave, St Vallier1.9 
 9. Marshall, Lille1.9 
 10. Allen, Antibes1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Sherman GAY
  Fos Ouest
  (201-PF-82)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Gay, Fos Ouest1.9 
 2. Badiane, Antibes1.6 
 3. Daniels, Chalons-.1.3 
 4. Prowell, St Vallier1.2 
 5. Osby, Maurienne1.1 
 6. Massie, Limoges1.1 
 7. Ford, Bordeaux1.0 
 8. Barro, Bourg1.0 
 9. Badiane, Nantes1.0 
 10. James, Denain1.0 


ProB Round 12: Boulazac Basket beats ALM Evreux by two after a very close game - by Eurobasket News
The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The most exciting game of round 12 in the ProB took place in Evreux. This derby game ended with only two-point home defeat of 10th ranked ALM Evreux (6-6) to first ranked Boulazac Basket (10-2) 81-79 on Friday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. ALM Evreux was trailing by 5 points at halftime but managed to get 4-point lead after three quarters before a 24-18 charge of Boulazac Basket, which allowed them to win the game. American players dominated the game. It was a good game for power forward Darryl Monroe (202-86, college: George Mason, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 14 rebounds. Ryan Ayers (201-86, college: Notre Dame) contributed with 11 points for the winners. Power forward Jeremiah Wood (200-85, agency: Court Side) replied with a double-double by scoring 25 points, 14 rebounds and 5 assists for ALM Evreux. Boulazac Basket maintains first position with 10-2 record. ALM Evreux at the other side dropped to the ninth place with six games lost. They share the position with Nantes. Boulazac Basket are looking forward to face Aix-Maurienne (#8) in Aix-les-Bains in the next round and are hoping to win another game. ALM Evreux will play on the road against the league's second-placed Limoges CSP Elite and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
Very important is a road loss of second ranked Limoges CSP Elite (9-3) against fourth ranked Fos Ouest (8-4) on Friday night. Visiting Limoges CSP Elite was defeated by Fos Ouest in Fos 89-73. Worth to mention a great performance of point guard Edouard Choquet (187-88) who helped to win the game recording 24 points and 7 assists (perfect from the field making all ten shots !!!) and Sherman Gay who added 18 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was American guard Kyle McAlarney (185-87, college: Notre Dame) with 27 points. Fos Ouest moved-up to third place, which they share with Chalons-Reims and Boulogne. Limoges CSP Elite at the other side keeps the second position with three games lost. Fos Ouest will play against SPO Rouen (#11) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Limoges CSP Elite will play against ALM Evreux (#9) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked SO Maritime Boulogne (8-4) against ninth ranked Aix-Maurienne (7-5) on Friday night. Visiting SO Maritime Boulogne was defeated by Aix-Maurienne in a tough game in Aix-les-Bains 92-101. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of SO Maritime Boulogne. The winners were led by Wilbert Brown who scored that evening 20 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists. Aix-Maurienne's coach Antoine Michon used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Even 35 points (!!!), 5 assists and 4 steals (on 14-of-18 shooting from the field) by Chris McCray did not help to save the game for SO Maritime Boulogne. Aix-Maurienne have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Bordeaux and St Vallier. Loser SO Maritime Boulogne keeps the third position with four games lost. They share it with Chalons-Reims and Fos Ouest. Aix-Maurienne will meet league's leader Boulazac Basket on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. SO Maritime Boulogne will play against Bordeaux and hope to secure a win.
A very interesting game took place in Bordeaux. It ended with only one-point home defeat of higher ranked Bordeaux (7-5) to twelfth ranked SPO Rouen (5-7) 71-70 on Friday evening. The best player for the winners was Jason Siggers who scored 15 points and 6 rebounds. SPO Rouen moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with Bourg and Le Portel. Newly promoted Bordeaux keeps the sixth position with five games lost. SPO Rouen's next round opponent will be higher ranked Fos Ouest (#5) at home and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
Important game to mention about took place in Denain. Sixteenth ranked Denain Voltaire (4-8) saved a 2-point victory at home edging 14th ranked Quimper UJAP (4-8) 66-64 in the fight for the fourteenth place. It was a good game for Nate Rohnert who led his team to a victory with 17 points and 7 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Denain Voltaire moved-up to fourteenth place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Quimper UJAP. Denain Voltaire will face JA Vichy (#18) on the road in the next round.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 12: Vichy was beaten by Le Portel on the road 81-75. Chalons-Reims won against Nantes on its own court 66-58. Bourg was outscored by St Vallier in Saint Vallier 105-83. Antibes recorded a loss to Lille at home 71-85.



Fos Ouest - Limoges 89-73

Very important is a road loss of second ranked Limoges CSP Elite (9-3) against fourth ranked Fos Ouest (8-4) on Friday night. Visiting Limoges CSP Elite was defeated by Fos Ouest in Fos 89-73. The game was mostly controlled by Fos Ouest. Limoges CSP Elite was better in third quarter 21-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Worth to mention a great performance of point guard Edouard Choquet (187-88) who helped to win the game recording 24 points and 7 assists (perfect from the field making all ten shots !!!) and Jamaican-American Sherman Gay (201-82, college: Loyola Mary) who added 18 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. Four Fos Ouest players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American guard Kyle McAlarney (185-87, college: Notre Dame) with 27 points and his fellow American import power forward Christophe Massie (206-77, college: Memphis, agency: Court Side) scored 8 points and 7 rebounds. Fos Ouest moved-up to third place, which they share with Chalons-Reims and Boulogne. Limoges CSP Elite at the other side keeps the second position with three games lost. Fos Ouest will play against SPO Rouen (#11) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Limoges CSP Elite will play against ALM Evreux (#9) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Limoges: K.McAlarney 27+2reb, S.Traore 10+4reb+1ast, J.Gomis 9+1reb+1ast, L.Milbourne 9+1reb, C.Massie 8+7reb+3ast, A.Curti 4+1ast
Fos Ouest: E.Choquet 24+2reb+7ast, S.Gay 18+7reb+1ast, B.Clark 13+4reb+3ast, P.Haquet 10+4reb, K.Atamna 9+4reb+3ast, M.Dia 7+6reb
gschID: 139733


Maurienne - Boulogne 101-92

Very important is a road loss of third ranked SO Maritime Boulogne (8-4) against ninth ranked Aix-Maurienne (7-5) on Friday night. Visiting SO Maritime Boulogne was defeated by Aix-Maurienne in a tough game in Aix-les-Bains 92-101. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of SO Maritime Boulogne. The hosts trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 51-40 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. They outrebounded SO Maritime Boulogne 36-25 including 25 on the defensive glass. Aix-Maurienne looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. The winners were led by American Wilbert Brown (199-84, college: Niagara, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) who scored that evening 20 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists and naturalized Cameroonian Joachim Ekanga-Ehawa (188-77) supported him with 21 points and 6 assists. Aix-Maurienne's coach Antoine Michon used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Even 35 points (!!!), 5 assists and 4 steals (on 14-of-18 shooting from the field) by American swingman Chris McCray (196-84, college: Maryland, agency: VVG Sports) did not help to save the game for SO Maritime Boulogne. His fellow American import Corey Rouse (204-84, college: E.Carolina, agency: Court Side) added 21 points and 10 rebounds. Five Aix-Maurienne and four SO Maritime Boulogne players scored in double figures. Aix-Maurienne have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Bordeaux and St Vallier. Loser SO Maritime Boulogne keeps the third position with four games lost. They share it with Chalons-Reims and Fos Ouest. Aix-Maurienne will meet league's leader Boulazac Basket on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. SO Maritime Boulogne will play against Bordeaux and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Boulogne: C.McCray 35+2reb+5ast, C.Rouse 21+10reb+1ast, J.Rousselle 14+3ast, J.Mathis 11+7reb+4ast, Z.Bah 7+2reb+3ast, M.Le Pellec 2
Maurienne: B.Osby 21+7reb, J.Ekanga-Ehawa 21+4reb+6ast, W.Brown 20+5reb+8ast, S.Darnauzan 17+3reb+8ast, M.Houmounou 11+5reb, A.Gomis 4+3reb+2ast
gschID: 139734


Le Portel - Vichy 81-75

No shocking result in a game when fifteenth ranked Le Portel (5-7) beat at home 18th ranked JA Vichy (1-11) 81-75 on Friday. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 15-8. But JA Vichy won second period 16-11. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a good game for American swingman Chris Davis (195-80, college: N.Texas, agency: Court Side) who led his team to a victory with 26 points and 5 rebounds. The other American import point guard Ronnie Taylor (188-81, college: NC-Greensboro, agency: Court Side) contributed with 11 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. Guard Mathieu Guichard (188-88) replied with 20 points and naturalized Ivorian swingman Wilfrid Aka (192-79) added 14 points and 5 assists in the effort for JA Vichy. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Le Portel moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with Bourg and Rouen. JA Vichy lost seventh consecutive game. They keep the eighteenth position with 11 games lost. Le Portel will face JL Bourg (#13) on the road in the next round. JA Vichy will play against Denain Voltaire (#16) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Vichy: M.Guichard 20+2reb+1ast, W.Aka 14+4reb+5ast, E.Craven 10+5reb+3ast, D.Coleman 10+6reb, A.Eito 9+4reb+1ast, S.Dondon 8+6reb+1ast
Le Portel: C.Davis 26+5reb, M.Labeyrie 13+5reb+3ast, R.Taylor 11+9reb+7ast, N.Wyatte 10+8reb, G.Leburgue 7+4reb+4ast, I.Sy 6+2reb+2ast
gschID: 139735


Chalons-Reims - Nantes 66-58

Rather expected game when 8th ranked Nantes (6-6) lost on the road to fifth ranked Chalons-Reims (8-4) 66-58 on Friday. The hosts trailed by 10 points after three quarters before their 29-11 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Chalons-Reims outrebounded Nantes 33-22 including 26 on the defensive glass. It was a good game for American-Irish point guard Bryan Mullins (185-87, college: S.Illinois) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 12 assists. American Chris Daniels (200-82, college: Georgia, agency: Limelight Hoops) contributed with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Senegalese power forward Malick Badiane (211-84) replied with 9 points and 6 rebounds and naturalized American guard David Fergerson (185-78, college: St.Louis) added 11 points in the effort for Nantes. Chalons-Reims have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Fos Ouest and Boulogne. Loser Nantes dropped to the ninth position with six games lost. Chalons-Reims will face Quimper UJAP (#15) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Nantes will play against Olympique Antibes (#17).
Top scorers:
Nantes: D.Fergerson 11+2reb+1ast, K.Idomenee 10+2reb+2ast, M.Badiane 9+6reb, A.Charles 8+4reb+2ast, N.Gayon 7+2reb+2ast, D.Ramseyer 6+1reb
Chalons-Reims: B.Mullins 17+2reb+12ast, G.Chathuant 16+4reb+2ast, C.Daniels 12+11reb, K.Corre 9+7reb, B.King 8+3reb, P.Beye 4+4reb+1ast
gschID: 139736


St Vallier - Bourg 105-83

Rather predictable result when eighth ranked Saint Vallier (7-5) rolled over at home 11th ranked JL Bourg (5-7) 105-83 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Saint Vallier. JL Bourg was better in third quarter 25-24. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Saint Vallier had a 29-18 advantage in offensive rebounds. They shot the lights out from three sinking 13 long-distance shots on high 61.9 percentage. Saint Vallier looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. JL Bourg was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for David Denave (195-85) who led his team to a victory with 15 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). American LaQuan Prowell (203-84, college: Auburn, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) contributed with 18 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Five Saint Vallier players scored in double figures. Senegalese power forward Ousmane Barro (208-84, college: Marquette) replied with 22 points and 8 rebounds and power forward Ibrahima Koma (203-87) added 19 points in the effort for JL Bourg. Saint Vallier have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Maurienne and Bordeaux. Loser JL Bourg keeps the eleventh position with seven games lost. Saint Vallier will face Lille Metropole (#14) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. JL Bourg will play against Le Portel and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Bourg: O.Barro 22+8reb+2ast, I.Koma 19+4reb+2ast, D.Copeland 14+3reb+6ast, J.Sanchez 9+5reb+5ast, C.Ferchaud 9+1reb+4ast, J.Delhomme 6+1reb+5ast
St Vallier: K.Shiloh 21+5ast, S.Barrett 19+4reb+3ast, F.Tortosa 18+3reb, L.Prowell 18+9reb+1ast, D.Denave 15+7reb+7ast, Y.Zonnet 7+8reb+1ast
gschID: 139737


Denain - Quimper 66-64

Important game to mention about took place in Denain. Sixteenth ranked Denain Voltaire (4-8) saved a 2-point victory at home edging 14th ranked Quimper UJAP (4-8) 66-64 in the fight for the fourteenth place. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 16-12. But Quimper UJAP won second period 15-14. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a good game for American guard Nate Rohnert (197-87, college: Denver) who led his team to a victory with 17 points and 7 rebounds. The other American import power forward Ryan Rossiter (204-89, college: Siena) contributed with 7 points and 16 rebounds for the winners. Center Moustapha Diarra (207-87, college: USF) replied with 19 points and 5 rebounds and Liberian-American Pele Paelay (193-84, college: Co.Carolina) added 16 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Quimper UJAP. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Denain Voltaire moved-up to fourteenth place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Quimper UJAP. Denain Voltaire will face JA Vichy (#18) on the road in the next round.
Top scorers:
Quimper: M.Diarra 19+5reb, P.Paelay 16+6reb, F.Thibedore 8+4reb, V.Mouillard 6+1reb+5ast, A.Lovedale 6+7reb+1ast, J.Williams 5+2reb
Denain: N.Rohnert 17+7reb+1ast, J.James 13+6reb+4ast, F.Minet 11+3reb+1ast, R.Rossiter 7+16reb+1ast, X.Gaillou 6+1reb+1ast, R.Brocheray 6+7reb+2ast
gschID: 151892


Antibes - Lille 71-85

There was a minor upset when higher ranked Olympique Antibes (4-8) lost at home to seventeenth ranked Lille Metropole (4-8) 85-71 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Lille Metropole. Olympique Antibes was better in second period 19-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Lille Metropole looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. It was a good game for Cameroonian center Junior MBida (206-90) who led his team to a victory with 15 points and 5 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). American Steve Smith (200-81, college: Iona) contributed with 15 points for the winners. Four Lille Metropole players scored in double figures. Lille Metropole's coach Fabien Romeyer allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Belgian power forward Sacha Massot (205-83, agency: LBM Management) replied with 18 points and 8 rebounds and American power forward Jeff Allen (201-87, college: Virginia Tech) added 15 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Olympique Antibes. Lille Metropole moved-up to fourteenth place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Olympique Antibes. Olympique Antibes lost third consecutive game. Lille Metropole will face higher ranked Saint Vallier (#7) at home in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
Top scorers:
Antibes: S.Massot 18+8reb+2ast, J.Allen 15+5reb+1ast, L.Bengaber 11+2reb+5ast, S.Essart 8+1reb+2ast, C.Brown 7+2reb+2ast, F.Prenom 6+6reb
Lille: S.Smith 15+4reb+1ast, J.MBida 15+5reb+3ast, C.Marshall 13+1reb, M.Camara 13, B.Gillet 10+1reb+2ast, A.Rigaux 7+3reb+4ast
gschID: 139730


Bordeaux - Rouen 70-71

A very interesting game took place in Bordeaux. It ended with only one-point home defeat of higher ranked Bordeaux (7-5) to twelfth ranked SPO Rouen (5-7) 71-70 on Friday evening. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Bordeaux won third quarter 19-17. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. SPO Rouen made 16-of-20 charity shots (80.0 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was American swingman Jason Siggers (190-85, college: Albany) who scored 15 points and 6 rebounds. Power forward Charles-Henri Bronchard (199-82, agency: Court Side) chipped in 17 points. At the other side the best for losing team was American power forward Kurt Cunningham (205-87, college: Boise St.) who recorded a double-double by scoring 20 points and 16 rebounds and point guard Gauthier Darrigand (184-82) added 14 points and 5 assists respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. SPO Rouen moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with Bourg and Le Portel. Newly promoted Bordeaux keeps the sixth position with five games lost. SPO Rouen's next round opponent will be higher ranked Fos Ouest (#5) at home and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
Top scorers:
Bordeaux: K.Cunningham 20+16reb+1ast, G.Darrigand 14+5ast, B.Elisabeth-Mesnager 12+5reb, R.Dardaine 12+4reb, M.Doubal 8+2reb, S.Driss 4+6reb+9ast
Rouen: C.Bronchard 17+2reb, J.Siggers 15+6reb+1ast, C.Thioune 13+3reb, P.Poupet 11+3reb+1ast, A.Dunn 6+6reb, K.Patiejunas 4+3reb+1ast
gschID: 139731


Evreux - Boulazac 79-81

The most exciting game of round 12 in the ProB took place in Evreux. This derby game ended with only two-point home defeat of 10th ranked ALM Evreux (6-6) to first ranked Boulazac Basket (10-2) 81-79 on Friday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. ALM Evreux was trailing by 5 points at halftime but managed to get 4-point lead after three quarters before a 24-18 charge of Boulazac Basket, which allowed them to win the game. American players dominated the game. It was a good game for power forward Darryl Monroe (202-86, college: George Mason, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 14 rebounds. Ryan Ayers (201-86, college: Notre Dame) contributed with 11 points for the winners. Power forward Jeremiah Wood (200-85, agency: Court Side) replied with a double-double by scoring 25 points, 14 rebounds and 5 assists and guard Roderick Wilmont (193-83, college: Indiana) added 16 points in the effort for ALM Evreux. Four ALM Evreux players scored in double figures. Boulazac Basket maintains first position with 10-2 record. ALM Evreux at the other side dropped to the ninth place with six games lost. They share the position with Nantes. Boulazac Basket are looking forward to face Aix-Maurienne (#8) in Aix-les-Bains in the next round and are hoping to win another game. ALM Evreux will play on the road against the league's second-placed Limoges CSP Elite and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Evreux: J.Wood 25+14reb+5ast, R.Wilmont 16+2reb+2ast, M.Correa 12+5reb+1ast, A.Rowland 11+7ast, S.Ho You Fat 8+2reb+2ast, L.Konate 5+1ast
Boulazac: D.Monroe 24+14reb+2ast, S.Njoya 12+4ast, R.Ayers 11+4reb+2ast, A.McKenzie 9+1reb+1ast, T.Dubiez 8+3reb, A.Kerckhof 7+8ast
gschID: 139732




ProA Round 10: Change at the top of the standings - by Eurobasket News
The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with change at the leadership position and favorites losing the games.

ProA round 10 caused change at the leadership position. Second defeat of league's leader Gravelines-Dunkerque (8-2) against eleventh ranked JDA Dijon (4-6) 58-55 was the most important game of the last round. It ended at the same time the eight-game winning streak of Gravelines-Dunkerque. The hosts trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 19-9 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Zach Moss (201-81, college: Mountain St.) who helped to win the game recording 27 points. Guard David Melody (184-77) contributed with 7 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. JDA Dijon's coach Jean-Louis Borg used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American power forward J.K. Edwards (202-82, college: UNLV, agency: Hoops Ambassadors) replied with 12 points for Gravelines-Dunkerque. JDA Dijon moved-up to tenth place, which they share with Cholet. Gravelines-Dunkerque at the other side still keeps top position with two games lost. They were joined at the leadership position by Chalon who have the same record. Gravelines-Dunkerque will play next round against Entente Orleans 45 trying to make it back to the top of the standings. JDA Dijon will try to continue on its current victory against twelfth ranked STB Le Havre at home.
The game had a very big importance for third-ranked Chalon/Saor as it allowed them to take a leadership position after previous leader's (Gravelines-Dunkerque) loss. Chalon/Saor defeated their biggest opponent Sluc Nancy at home 72-65. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Sluc Nancy. It was a key game for the top position in the league. American swingman Blake Schilb (200-83, college: Loyola, IL, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) scored 15 points and 8 assists to lead the charge for the winners and Malcolm Delaney chipped in 17 points and 4 assists during the contest. At the losing side Nigerian center Akinlolu Akingbala (208-83, college: Clemson) responded with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Chalon/Saor have a solid three-game winning streak. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Gravelines and Nancy. Sluc Nancy will play next round against Pau-Lacq-Orthez trying to get back on the winning streak. Chalon/Saor will try to continue on its current victory against sixteenth ranked Poitiers on the road.
An interesting game was also home defeat of 7th ranked ASVEL in a game in Villeurbanne versus Entente Orleans 45 (#6) 73-71. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of ASVEL. Cedrick Banks notched 22 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the effort. Even 12 points and 7 rebounds by Dijon Thompson did not help to save the game for ASVEL. Entente Orleans 45 have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain sixth position with 6-4 record. Loser ASVEL keeps the seventh place with five games lost. They share the position with Roanne and Strasbourg. Entente Orleans 45 will meet league's second-placed Gravelines-Dunkerque on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. ASVEL will play against JSF Nanterre (#13) and hope to secure a win.
A very interesting game took place in Le Mans. It ended with only three-point defeat on the road of 7th ranked Chorale de Roanne (5-5) to fifth ranked Le Mans (7-3) 70-67 on Saturday evening. Taylor Rochestie fired 31 points for the winners. Le Mans moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Paris-Levallois. Chorale de Roanne at the other side keeps the seventh position with five games lost. Le Mans' next round opponent will be Hyeres-Toulon (#15) on the road which should be an easy win for them. Chorale de Roanne will play against Cholet (#10).
The game between fourteenth ranked STB Le Havre (3-7) and 12th ranked Pau-Lacq-Orthez (3-7) in Le Havre on Saturday ended with biggest points difference. STB Le Havre outscored guests from Pau 102-62. It was a very good performance for Brian Boddicker who helped to win the game recording 24 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). Pau-Lacq-Orthez's coach Laurent Villa gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. STB Le Havre moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with Pau-Lacq-Orthez and Nanterre. STB Le Havre will face higher ranked JDA Dijon (#11) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game.

Other games in round 10 were not that significant. Nanterre beat Poitiers on the road 88-72. Strasbourg destroyed Hyeres-Toulon on its own court 108-76. Paris-Levallois managed to outperform Cholet in a road game 94-87.



Chalon - Nancy 72-65

The game had a very big importance for third-ranked Chalon/Saor as it allowed them to take a leadership position after previous leader's (Gravelines-Dunkerque) loss. Chalon/Saor defeated their biggest opponent Sluc Nancy at home 72-65. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Sluc Nancy. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The hosts were already 15 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 22-14 Sluc Nancy's run in the last quarter cut the lead to 72-65 at the end of the game. Chalon/Saor players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists. American swingman Blake Schilb (200-83, college: Loyola, IL, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) scored 15 points and 8 assists to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import guard Malcolm Delaney (191-89, college: Virginia Tech) chipped in 17 points and 4 assists during the contest. Four Chalon/Saor players scored in double figures. At the losing side Nigerian center Akinlolu Akingbala (208-83, college: Clemson) responded with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds and American guard Jamal Shuler (191-86) scored 19 points and 7 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Chalon/Saor have a solid three-game winning streak. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Gravelines and Nancy. Sluc Nancy will play next round against Pau-Lacq-Orthez trying to get back on the winning streak. Chalon/Saor will try to continue on its current victory against sixteenth ranked Poitiers on the road.
Top scorers:
Chalon: M.Delaney 17+4reb+4ast, A.Aminu 16+7reb+2ast, B.Schilb 15+4reb+8ast, S.Tchicamboud 12+1reb+3ast, B.Smith 4+1reb, J.Lauvergne 4+4reb
Nancy: J.Shuler 19+7reb+1ast, A.Akingbala 17+11reb, A.Kader Sylla 7+3reb, V.Samnick 6+7reb+3ast, K.Gregory 5+2reb+2ast, K.Grant 4+2reb+5ast
gschID: 133569


Poitiers - Nanterre 72-88

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both fifteenth ranked JSF Nanterre and 16th ranked Poitiers had identical 2-7 record. But Poitiers was not able to use a home court advantage and was defeated by the opponent from Nanterre 88-72 on Saturday night. The game was mostly controlled by JSF Nanterre. Poitiers was better in fourth quarter 25-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 21-of-27 free shots (77.8 percent) during the game. It was a very good performance for American center Ryvon Covile (206-84, college: Detroit Mercy, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) who helped to win the game recording 17 points and 5 rebounds. The other American import guard Diante Garrett (193-88, college: Iowa St.) contributed with 11 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals for the winners. Forward Pierre-Yves Guillard (201-84) replied with 12 points and 7 rebounds and international swingman Evan Fournier (199-92) added 16 points (made all of his seven free throws) in the effort for Poitiers. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. JSF Nanterre (3-7) moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with Pau-Lacq-Orthez and Le Havre. Poitiers lost seventh consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with eight games lost. JSF Nanterre will face higher ranked ASVEL (#8) in Villeurbanne in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Poitiers will play at home against the league's leader Chalon/Saor (#1) having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Nanterre: R.Covile 17+5reb, J.Passave-Ducteil 15+3reb, W.Daniels 15+1reb+1ast, X.Corosine 15+1reb+2ast, D.Garrett 11+6reb+4ast, S.Brun 9+3reb+1ast
Poitiers: E.Fournier 16+3reb, K.Younger 13+5reb+1ast, P.Guillard 12+7reb, J.J.J. Miller 12+1reb+3ast, R.Wright 11+2reb+1ast, A.Grant 5+4reb
gschID: 133566


Strasbourg - Hyeres-Toulon 108-76

Very expected game when 13th ranked Hyeres-Toulon (2-8) was smashed on the road by ninth ranked Strasbourg IG (5-5) 108-76 on Saturday. The game without a history. Strasbourg IG 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 Hyeres-Toulon's 36. They outrebounded Hyeres-Toulon 37-19 including a 26-12 advantage in defensive rebounds. Strasbourg IG shot the lights out from three sinking 13 long-distance shots on high 61.9 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Hyeres-Toulon's players. It was a very good performance for American-Dominican swingman Ricardo Greer (197-78, college: Pittsburgh) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 20 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). American point guard Kevin Anderson (182-88, college: Richmond) contributed with 21 points and 8 assists for the winners. American power forward Thomas Terrell (201-79, college: Georgia St.) replied with 18 points and 6 rebounds and naturalized Mali swingman Souarata Cisse (197-86) added 17 points in the effort for Hyeres-Toulon. Five Strasbourg IG and four Hyeres-Toulon 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. Strasbourg IG moved-up to seventh place, which they share with ASVEL and Roanne. Loser Hyeres-Toulon dropped to the fifteenth position with eight games lost. Strasbourg IG will face higher ranked Paris-Levallois (#5) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Hyeres-Toulon will play against Le Mans (#4).
Top scorers:
Strasbourg: K.Anderson 21+2reb+8ast, R.Greer 20+10reb+5ast, A.M'Baye 18+1reb+3ast, C.Oliver 17+6reb+3ast, A.Toupane 16+6reb, M.Zianveni 6+4reb+1ast
Hyeres-Toulon: T.Terrell 18+6reb, S.Cisse 17+3reb+3ast, S.Fein 14+1reb, R.Roberts 12+4reb+1ast, K.Reid 7+2reb+5ast, L.Labeyrie 4+2reb
gschID: 133567


Le Mans - Roanne 70-67

A very interesting game took place in Le Mans. It ended with only three-point defeat on the road of 7th ranked Chorale de Roanne (5-5) to fifth ranked Le Mans (7-3) 70-67 on Saturday evening. Le Mans made 18-of-20 charity shots (90.0 percent) during the game. Le Mans outrebounded Chorale de Roanne 47-32 including a 19-7 advantage in offensive rebounds. American point guard Taylor Rochestie (185-85, college: Washington St.) fired 31 points for the winners. International forward Charles Kahudi (197-86, agency: Beo Basket) chipped in 17 points and 8 rebounds. American forward Dylan Page (204-82, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) produced 19 points and 6 rebounds and Nigerian power forward Uche Nsonwu-Amadi (208-78, college: Wyoming, agency: Beo Basket) added 13 points and 13 rebounds respectively for lost side. Four Chorale de Roanne players scored in double figures. Le Mans moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Paris-Levallois. Chorale de Roanne at the other side keeps the seventh position with five games lost. Le Mans' next round opponent will be Hyeres-Toulon (#15) on the road which should be an easy win for them. Chorale de Roanne will play against Cholet (#10).
Top scorers:
Le Mans: T.Rochestie 31+3reb+2ast, C.Kahudi 17+8reb+1ast, M.Sommerville 11+13reb, J.Paulo Batista 5+10reb+2ast, H.Kahudi 2, A.Acker 2+11reb+5ast
Roanne: D.Page 19+6reb+2ast, M.Diabate 16+3reb+5ast, U.Nsonwu-Amadi 13+13reb, A.Barrett 10+2reb+5ast, A.Tanghe 4+1reb+1ast, J.Holland 3+5reb+2ast
gschID: 133568


Cholet - Paris-Levallois 87-94

Very predictable result when fifth ranked Paris-Levallois (7-3) won against on the road 10th ranked Cholet (4-6) 94-87 on Friday. The guests trailed by 11 points after three quarters before their 32-14 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Paris-Levallois shot 62.5 percent from the field. It was a great shooting night for Paris-Levallois especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.9 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. American players dominated the game. It was a very good performance for guard Eric Chatfield (191-79, college: N.Mexico) who helped to win the game recording 29 points, 6 assists and 5 steals. Power forward Lamont Hamilton (208-84, college: St.John's) contributed with 17 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) for the winners. Four Paris-Levallois players scored in double figures. Guard DeMarcus Nelson (191-85, college: Duke) replied with 22 points and 4 assists and forward Randal Falker (201-85, college: S.Illinois) added 9 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists in the effort for Cholet. Paris-Levallois moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Le Mans. Cholet lost third consecutive game. They keep the tenth position with six games lost. Paris-Levallois will face Strasbourg IG (#7) at home in the next round. Cholet will play against Chorale de Roanne and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Paris-Levallois: E.Chatfield 29+2reb+6ast, T.Meacham 18+3ast, L.Hamilton 17+5reb+4ast, J.Williams 11+4reb+2ast, M.Morandais 9+2ast, P.Da Silva 5+3reb+6ast
Cholet: D.Nelson 22+2reb+4ast, F.Causeur 15+2reb, R.Duport 14+9reb, W.Gradit 10+3reb, R.Falker 9+6reb+9ast, C.Ona-Embo 6+1ast
gschID: 133563


Le Havre - Pau-Lacq-Orthez 102-62

The game between fourteenth ranked STB Le Havre (3-7) and 12th ranked Pau-Lacq-Orthez (3-7) in Le Havre on Saturday ended with biggest points difference. STB Le Havre outscored guests from Pau 102-62. The game was mostly controlled by STB Le Havre. Pau-Lacq-Orthez was better in fourth quarter 21-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. STB Le Havre dominated down low during the game scoring 70 of its points in the paint compared to Pau-Lacq-Orthez's 42. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists comparing to just 8 passes made by Pau-Lacq-Orthez's players. It was a very good performance for American forward Brian Boddicker (204-81, college: Texas) who helped to win the game recording 24 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). American-Venezuelan guard John Cox (195-81, college: USF) contributed with 17 points and 7 assists for the winners. Five STB Le Havre players scored in double figures. American guard Teddy Gipson (193-80, college: Arkansas, agency: Court Side) replied with 16 points and 5 rebounds and his fellow American import guard Allan Ray (188-84, college: Villanova) added 13 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Pau-Lacq-Orthez. Pau-Lacq-Orthez's coach Laurent Villa gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. STB Le Havre moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with Pau-Lacq-Orthez and Nanterre. STB Le Havre will face higher ranked JDA Dijon (#11) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game.
Top scorers:
Le Havre: B.Boddicker 24+9reb+4ast, N.Pope 18+5reb+2ast, J.Cox 17+4reb+7ast, G.Jenkins 16+4reb, N.Wise 16+2reb+9ast, C.Leonard 11+4reb+1ast
Pau-Lacq-Orthez: T.Gipson 16+5reb+3ast, A.Ray 13+5reb+2ast, C.Marquis 7+7reb, C.Elonu 7+3reb, S.Rimac 6+1reb, J.Morency 5+6reb+2ast
gschID: 133564


Dijon - Gravelines 58-55

ProA round 10 caused change at the leadership position. Second defeat of league's leader Gravelines-Dunkerque (8-2) against eleventh ranked JDA Dijon (4-6) 58-55 was the most important game of the last round. It ended at the same time the eight-game winning streak of Gravelines-Dunkerque. The hosts trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 19-9 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Zach Moss (201-81, college: Mountain St.) who helped to win the game recording 27 points. Guard David Melody (184-77) contributed with 7 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. JDA Dijon's coach Jean-Louis Borg used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American power forward J.K. Edwards (202-82, college: UNLV, agency: Hoops Ambassadors) replied with 12 points and international point guard Andrew Albicy (178-90) added 10 points and 5 steals in the effort for Gravelines-Dunkerque. JDA Dijon moved-up to tenth place, which they share with Cholet. Gravelines-Dunkerque at the other side still keeps top position with two games lost. They were joined at the leadership position by Chalon who have the same record. Gravelines-Dunkerque will play next round against Entente Orleans 45 trying to make it back to the top of the standings. JDA Dijon will try to continue on its current victory against twelfth ranked STB Le Havre at home.
Top scorers:
Dijon: Z.Moss 27+3reb+1ast, D.Melody 7+5reb+1ast, A.Harris 6+3reb+1ast, S.Marshall 5+3reb+2ast, J.Leloup 5+5reb+1ast, E.Mendy 4+1reb
Gravelines: J.Edwards 12+4reb+2ast, A.Albicy 10+3reb+3ast, R.Jomby 9+3reb, Y.Bokolo 6+6reb+2ast, J.Johnson 6+2reb+1ast, L.Vaty 4+3reb
gschID: 133565


ASVEL - Orleans 71-73

An interesting game was also home defeat of 7th ranked ASVEL in a game in Villeurbanne versus Entente Orleans 45 (#6) 73-71. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of ASVEL. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But ASVEL won third quarter 16-14. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American guard Cedrick Banks (190-81, college: Ill.-Chicago, agency: Higher Vision Sports) notched 22 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the effort and naturalized Mali forward Amara Sy (202-81) supported him with 11 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Four Entente Orleans 45 players scored in double figures. Even 12 points and 7 rebounds by American swingman Dijon Thompson (201-83, college: UCLA) did not help to save the game for ASVEL. International guard Edwin Jackson (191-89) added 17 points for lost side. Entente Orleans 45 have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain sixth position with 6-4 record. Loser ASVEL keeps the seventh place with five games lost. They share the position with Roanne and Strasbourg. Entente Orleans 45 will meet league's second-placed Gravelines-Dunkerque on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. ASVEL will play against JSF Nanterre (#13) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Orleans: C.Banks 22+5reb+5ast, M.N'Doye 11+1reb+1ast, A.Sy 11+5reb+4ast, D.Monds 10+5reb, M.Pellin 7+2reb+5ast, B.Greene 4+2reb
ASVEL: E.Jackson 17+1reb+3ast, D.Thompson 12+7reb+2ast, L.Westermann 10+3reb, P.Lacombe 9+4reb+2ast, H.Armstrong 8+3reb, P.Goss 7+1ast
gschID: 133562




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  FYR MACEDONIA   


D1 Standings
Superleague Standings
 1. Feni Indistrija 12-1 
 2. MZT Skopje 10-3 
 3. Torus Skopje 9-2 
 4. Lirija 6-5 
 5. Rabotnicki 6-7 
 6. Kumanovo 5-7 
 7. Vardar 3-9 
 8. Kozuv 2-10 
 9. ABA Strumica 2-11 


Stats Leaders - Superleague
Points Per Game
 Phillip BROOKS
  ABA S.
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 21
 1. Brooks, ABA S.21.0 
 2. Boswell, ABA S.19.3 
 3. Tasovski, Rabotnic.18.2 
 4. Zivcevic, Lirija18.2 
 5. Radulovic, Vardar18.0 
 6. Jelesijevic, Kuman.17.4 
 7. Nikolovski, Feni I.17.3 
 8. Karadzovski, Torus16.9 
 9. Gecevski, MZT S.16.8 
 10. Dahlman, MZT S.16.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Todor GECEVSKI
  MZT S.
  (209-C-77)
  Avg: 9.5
 1. Gecevski, MZT S.9.5 
 2. Dahlman, MZT S.8.9 
 3. Mitchell, Lirija8.5 
 4. Reynolds, Torus S.8.2 
 5. Nikolovski, Feni I.8.2 
 6. Trajkovski, Torus7.4 
 7. Cekovski, MZT S.7.2 
 8. Jelesijevic, Kuman.6.8 
 9. Hadzivasilev, ABA6.5 
 10. Cole, Rabotnicki6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Jane PETROVSKI
  Rabotnicki
  (181-G-87)
  Avg: 3.9
 1. Petrovski, Rabotni.3.9 
 2. Karadzovski, Torus3.5 
 3. Morban, Lirija3.5 
 4. Tomasevic, Kozuv3.3 
 5. Gecevski, MZT S.3.2 
 6. Frye, Feni Indistr.3.2 
 7. Tasevski, Vardar3.2 
 8. Mijajlovic, MZT S.3.1 
 9. Zivcevic, Lirija3.0 
 10. Kostoski, Kumano.2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Jarrid FRYE
  Feni Indistrija
  (194-G/F-85)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Frye, Feni Indistr.2.5 
 2. Tasovski, Rabotnic.2.0 
 3. Filipovic, Lirija1.6 
 4. Morban, Lirija1.5 
 5. Kostoski, Kumanovo1.4 
 6. Simonovski, Feni I.1.4 
 7. Brooks, ABA S.1.3 
 8. Dimcevski, Torus S.1.2 
 9. Zivcevic, Lirija1.2 
 10. Tomasevic, Kozuv1.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Nemanja JELESIJEVIC
  Kumanovo
  (209-C/F-79)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Jelesijevic, Kuman.1.5 
 2. Chappell, ABA S.1.3 
 3. Gecevski, MZT S.1.0 
 4. Cole, Rabotnicki1.0 
 5. Simic, Lirija0.9 
 6. Kralevski, Vardar0.8 
 7. Reynolds, Torus S.0.7 
 8. Avramovski, Lirija0.7 
 9. Tasovski, Rabotnic.0.7 
 10. Trajkovski, Torus0.6 


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  GEORGIA   


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


Superleague Round 9: Dinamo Tbilisi is defeated by Olympus in a derby game - by Eurobasket News
There are only two more rounds left in the Regular Season in Superleague. What a coincidence that all visitors won their games.

The most exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Tbilisi: Olympus (#2) and Dinamo Tbilisi (#6). Dinamo Tbilisi was crushed at home by 33 points 66-99 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Dinamo Tbilisi. The game was mostly controlled by Olympus. Dinamo Tbilisi managed to win second period 26-25. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Olympus dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to Dinamo Tbilisi's 44. They outrebounded Dinamo Tbilisi 49-31 including a 39-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. Olympus looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. 24 personal fouls committed by Dinamo Tbilisi helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The former international guard Giorgi Gamqrelidze (183-86, agency: Interperformances) stepped up with a triple-double by scoring 27 points, 10 rebounds and 14 assists for the winners and Czech center Ivo Hoger (225-82, agency: Global Sports Plaza) chipped in 12 points and 10 rebounds. The best for the losing side was American guard Dave Noel (191-85, college: Cent.Florida) with 15 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. Olympus (7-1) have an impressive series of five victories in a row. Newly promoted Olympus maintains second place behind leader Armia. Dinamo Tbilisi at the other side dropped to the seventh position with five games lost. They share it with STU Tbilisi. Olympus' supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tbilisi to the arena Samedicino-Academia.
Superleague top team - Armia (8-0) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed tenth ranked Batumi (0-8) 102-68. American point guard Ben Woodside (180-85, college: N.Dakota St., agency: Priority Sports) nailed 19 points, 6 assists and 4 steals for the winning side and Jeremy Richardson accounted for 13 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Armia's coach Kote Tugushi felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Guard Ivane Maisuradze (194-85) came up with 21 points for Batumi in the defeat. The victory was the eighth consecutive win for Armia. Defending champion maintains first place with 8-0 record. Batumi lost their eighth game in a row. They still closes the standings with eight games lost. They share the position with Rustavi. Armia's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tbilisi to the arena Sokhumi.
Bottom-ranked Energy Invest (0-8) is still winless. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their eighth consecutive match to fifth ranked TSU (4-4) 103-81 on Friday evening. The best player for the winners was Soso Shermadini who scored 24 points and 4 assists (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field). At the other side the best for losing team was Revaz Chachanidze who recorded 25 points. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. The victory was the third consecutive win for TSU. They maintain fifth place with 4-4 record, which they share with MIA Tbilisi. Energy Invest lost their eighth game in a row. They still closes the standings with eight games lost. They share the position with Batumi. TSU's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tbilisi to the arena MIA.
The game in Tbilisi supposed to be also worth to mention about. Third ranked Kutaisi (7-2) played at the court of 8th ranked STU (3-5). Kutaisi smashed STU 107-78. It was a good game for Giorgi Barbakadze who led his team to a victory with 31 points and 5 rebounds (perfect behind the arc making all seven shots !!!). Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. The victory was the third consecutive win for Kutaisi. They maintain third place with 7-2 record behind leader Armia. STU lost their fourth game in a row. Newly promoted team dropped to the seventh position with five games lost. Kutaisi will have a break next round. STU's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tbilisi Dinamo Tbilisi.
Another exciting game was again a derby between two local teams from Tbilisi: MIA (#7) and Samedicino-Academia (#9). Samedicino-Academia was crushed at home by 25 points 80-105 and even the fact of playing on their own court did not help. Larry Blair stepped up and scored 33 points (!!!), 6 rebounds, 8 assists and 4 steals for the winners. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. MIA (4-4) moved-up to fifth place, which they share with TSU Tbilisi. Samedicino-Academia lost their fourth game in a row. They keep the ninth position with six games lost. MIA's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tbilisi TSU.



Dinamo Tbilisi - Olympus 66-99

The most exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Tbilisi: Olympus (#2) and Dinamo Tbilisi (#6). Dinamo Tbilisi was crushed at home by 33 points 66-99 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Dinamo Tbilisi. The game was mostly controlled by Olympus. Dinamo Tbilisi managed to win second period 26-25. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Olympus dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to Dinamo Tbilisi's 44. They outrebounded Dinamo Tbilisi 49-31 including a 39-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. Olympus looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. 24 personal fouls committed by Dinamo Tbilisi helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The former international guard Giorgi Gamqrelidze (183-86, agency: Interperformances) stepped up with a triple-double by scoring 27 points, 10 rebounds and 14 assists for the winners and Czech center Ivo Hoger (225-82, agency: Global Sports Plaza) chipped in 12 points and 10 rebounds. Five Olympus players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American guard Dave Noel (191-85, college: Cent.Florida) with 15 points and 6 rebounds and the other American import forward Keyon Carter (203-88, college: ODU, agency: Hart Sports Mngm) scored 8 points and 9 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Olympus (7-1) have an impressive series of five victories in a row. Newly promoted Olympus maintains second place behind leader Armia. Dinamo Tbilisi at the other side dropped to the seventh position with five games lost. They share it with STU Tbilisi. Olympus' supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tbilisi to the arena Samedicino-Academia.
Top scorers:
Dinamo Tbilisi: D.Noel 15+6reb+3ast, D.Sanadze 14+2reb+3ast, G.Bakradze 10+1reb+3ast, K.Carter 8+9reb+3ast, I.Lezhava 7+1reb+2ast, L.Sukhishvili 7+5reb
Olympus: G.Gamqrelidze 27+10reb+14ast, N.Tutus 15+6reb+1ast, M.Berishvili 12+5reb+4ast, I.Milutinovic 12+6reb+1ast, I.Hoger 12+10reb+1ast, N.Sljuka 11+3reb+1ast
gschID: 153227


Batumi - Armia 68-102

Superleague top team - Armia (8-0) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed tenth ranked Batumi (0-8) 102-68. The game was mostly controlled by Armia. Batumi was better in second period 20-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated down low during the game scoring 70 of its points in the paint compared to Batumi's 26. They outrebounded Batumi 46-21 including a 17-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. Armia players were unselfish on offense dishing 26 assists comparing to just 12 passes made by Batumi's players. American point guard Ben Woodside (180-85, college: N.Dakota St., agency: Priority Sports) nailed 19 points, 6 assists and 4 steals for the winning side and his fellow American import swingman Jeremy Richardson (200-84, college: Delta St.) accounted for 13 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Armia's coach Kote Tugushi felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Guard Ivane Maisuradze (194-85) came up with 21 points and point guard Irakli Mikeladze (179-94) added 14 points and 7 assists respectively for Batumi in the defeat. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. The victory was the eighth consecutive win for Armia. Defending champion maintains first place with 8-0 record. Batumi lost their eighth game in a row. They still closes the standings with eight games lost. They share the position with Rustavi. Armia's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tbilisi to the arena Sokhumi.
Top scorers:
Batumi: I.Maisuradze 21+3reb+1ast, I.Mikeladze 14+2reb+7ast, L.Keshelava 13+6reb+1ast, A.Eliashvili 10+5reb+1ast, L.Eliadze 10+3reb+1ast, M.Ninua 0
Armia: B.Woodside 19+6ast, Z.Babiashvili 15+5reb+1ast, I.Sakvarelidze 14+1reb+4ast, J.Richardson 13+5reb+5ast, R.Atanelishvili 12+8reb+1ast, W.Thomas 10+6reb+2ast
gschID: 153224


Samedicino - MIA Tbilisi 80-105

Another exciting game was again a derby between two local teams from Tbilisi: MIA (#7) and Samedicino-Academia (#9). Samedicino-Academia was crushed at home by 25 points 80-105 and even the fact of playing on their own court did not help. The game without a history. MIA led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Samedicino-Academia's 38. They outrebounded Samedicino-Academia 57-42 including 21 on the offensive glass. MIA looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists. American guard Larry Blair (183-84, college: Liberty, agency: Pro One Sports) stepped up and scored 33 points (!!!), 6 rebounds, 8 assists and 4 steals for the winners and his fellow American import guard Robo Kreps (182-88, college: Ill.-Chicago, agency: N.E.T.) chipped in 18 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. The best for the losing side was center Beka Bekauri (207-91) with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 12 rebounds and 4 blocks and guard Konstantine Tomaradze (197-90) scored 17 points and 6 rebounds. Four Samedicino-Academia players scored in double figures. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. MIA (4-4) moved-up to fifth place, which they share with TSU Tbilisi. Samedicino-Academia lost their fourth game in a row. They keep the ninth position with six games lost. MIA's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tbilisi TSU.
Top scorers:
Samedicino: B.Bekauri 21+12reb+3ast, K.Tomaradze 17+6reb+1ast, B.Chikviladze 11+4reb+3ast, M.Chochua 10+8reb+5ast, N.Ilic 8+9reb+3ast, G.Shvangiradze 7+1ast
MIA Tbilisi: L.Blair 33+6reb+8ast, R.Kreps 18+6reb+7ast, G.McCammon 15+4reb+2ast, T.Toudjani 8+3reb+2ast, I.Londaridze 8+10reb+1ast, L.Lapanashvili 7+5reb
gschID: 153225


STU Tbilisi - Kutaisi 78-107

The game in Tbilisi supposed to be also worth to mention about. Third ranked Kutaisi (7-2) played at the court of 8th ranked STU (3-5). Kutaisi smashed STU 107-78. The game was mostly controlled by Kutaisi. STU was better in fourth quarter 23-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 17-of-18 charity shots (94.4 percent) during the game. Kutaisi outrebounded STU 61-38 including a 42-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 27 assists. It was a good game for forward Giorgi Barbakadze (203-91) who led his team to a victory with 31 points and 5 rebounds (perfect behind the arc making all seven shots !!!). Center Richard Matiashvili (209-89) contributed with a triple-double by scoring 12 points, 11 rebounds and 13 assists for the winners. Four Kutaisi players scored in double figures. Center Irakli Kobidze (208-90) answered with 13 points and 8 rebounds and guard George Khaniashvili (194-89) added 17 points in the effort for STU. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. The victory was the third consecutive win for Kutaisi. They maintain third place with 7-2 record behind leader Armia. STU lost their fourth game in a row. Newly promoted team dropped to the seventh position with five games lost. Kutaisi will have a break next round. STU's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tbilisi Dinamo Tbilisi.
Top scorers:
STU Tbilisi: G.Khaniashvili 17+1reb+2ast, I.Kobidze 13+8reb, A.Dzidziguri 10+1reb+1ast, V.Tevzadze 8+2reb+2ast, D.Kordzadze 6+1reb, G.Tetelashvili 6+3reb+4ast
Kutaisi: G.Barbakadze 31+5reb+2ast, D.Barbakadze 18+9reb+1ast, G.Koguashvili 14+9reb+2ast, R.Matiashvili 12+11reb+13ast, G.Kuchava 7+3reb+1ast, Z.Pashayev 7+5reb+3ast
gschID: 153226


Rustavi - TSU Tbilisi 81-103

Bottom-ranked Energy Invest (0-8) is still winless. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their eighth consecutive match to fifth ranked TSU (4-4) 103-81 on Friday evening. The game without a history. TSU led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 70 of its points in the paint compared to Energy Invest's 50 and made 18-of-22 free shots (81.8 percent) during the game. TSU forced 19 Energy Invest turnovers and outrebounded them 40-29 including 27 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 29 assists. The best player for the winners was forward Soso Shermadini (208-85) who scored 24 points and 4 assists (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field). Guard Mikheil Chitashvili (193-84) chipped in a double-double by scoring 14 points, 5 rebounds and 12 assists. Five TSU players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was guard Revaz Chachanidze (183-90) who recorded 25 points and guard Luka Khmelidze (195-92) added 16 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists respectively. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. The victory was the third consecutive win for TSU. They maintain fifth place with 4-4 record, which they share with MIA Tbilisi. Energy Invest lost their eighth game in a row. They still closes the standings with eight games lost. They share the position with Batumi. TSU's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tbilisi to the arena MIA.
Top scorers:
Rustavi: R.Chachanidze 25+2reb+3ast, L.Khmelidze 16+8reb+5ast, Z.Machavariani 13+4reb+1ast, G.Kopaliani 10+3reb, D.Artsividze 8+1reb+6ast, D.Gugava 7+8reb+1ast
TSU Tbilisi: S.Shermadini 24+4reb+4ast, Z.Maisuradze 23+1reb+3ast, M.Panchulidze 23+6reb+1ast, M.Chitashvili 14+5reb+12ast, T.Niniashvili 10+10reb+2ast, Z.Korkotadze 6+11reb+2ast
gschID: 153223




Geogian Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Lasha PARGHALAVA
  Sokhu.
  (191-G-87)
  Avg: 26.5
 1. Parghalava, Sokhu.26.5 
 2. Blair, MIA Tbilisi26.0 
 3. Patsatsia, Sokhumi25.9 
 4. Kreps, MIA Tbilisi22.6 
 5. Carter, Dinamo T.22.4 
 6. Niniashvili, TSU T.20.4 
 7. Chikviladze, Samed.18.2 
 8. Barbakadze, Kutaisi17.0 
 9. Mikeladze, Batumi16.5 
 10. Sljuka, Olympus16.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Keyon CARTER
  Dinamo T.
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 14.6
 1. Carter, Dinamo T.14.6 
 2. Patsatsia, Sokhumi12.0 
 3. Milutinovic, Olymp.10.6 
 4. Niniashvili, TSU T.10.0 
 5. Bekauri, Samedicino9.4 
 6. Keshelava, Batumi8.9 
 7. Hoger, Olympus8.9 
 8. Machaladze, STU T.8.6 
 9. Matiashvili, Kutai.8.5 
 10. Smith, MIA Tbilisi7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Giorgi GAMQRELIDZE
  Olympus
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Gamqrelidze, Olymp.8.7 
 2. Artsividze, Rustavi7.1 
 3. Chitashvili, TSU T.6.7 
 4. Gaines, Armia6.5 
 5. Mikeladze, Batumi5.8 
 6. Blair, MIA Tbilisi5.7 
 7. Parghalava, Sokhu.5.0 
 8. Tsekvava, Kutaisi4.5 
 9. Kreps, MIA Tbilisi4.4 
 10. Matiashvili, Kuta.4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Larry BLAIR
  MIA Tbilisi
  (183-G-84)
  Avg: 3
 1. Blair, MIA Tbilisi3.0 
 2. Ramishvili, Batumi2.8 
 3. Gaines, Armia2.5 
 4. Beruashvili, STU T.2.3 
 5. Kokhreidze, TSU T.2.3 
 6. Chachanidze, Rust.2.3 
 7. Gulisabedash., Oly.2.0 
 8. Sanadze, Dinamo T.1.9 
 9. Gamqrelidze, Olymp.1.9 
 10. Noel, Dinamo Tbil.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Beka BEKAURI
  Samedicino
  (207-C-91)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Bekauri, Samedicino2.4 
 2. Atuashvili, Sokhumi1.7 
 3. Toudjani, MIA T.1.6 
 4. Ilic, Samedicino1.6 
 5. Milutinovic, Olymp.1.5 
 6. Beruashvili, STU T.1.4 
 7. Kjellbom, Armia1.3 
 8. Shermadini, TSU T.1.3 
 9. Matiashvili, Kutai.1.1 
 10. Machaladze, STU1.1 


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  GERMANY   


A Short Kevin Durant Dream And Now Back To Building A Winning Season For BBC Bayreuth - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Not too long ago, if one had mentioned the possibility of a Kobe Bryant Or Lebron James suiting up in a BBC Bayreuth jersey, it would have been as ridiculous as if Lionel Messi would give up his FC Barcelona contract and play in Denmark, Beavis and Butthead sitting on their couch for an episode and philosophizing about Shakespeare or Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Lopez taking a vacation together since rumors say they loathe each other, but a few weeks ago another NBA superstaKevin Durant (206-G/F-88, college: Texas) who is a step below a Lebron or Kobe actually was rumored to be headed to BBC Bayreuth. Since then there probably hadnt been as much excitement in the 72,000 Bavarian city since the yearly fest spiele or when Richard Wagner fans visit his museum. At any rate for a little while, Bayreuth fans were able to dream and go through all the different scenarios of what a few games with Durant would look like and the publicity put the club on the world basketball map and also helped put the Beko BBL in the spot light to. BBC Bayreuth was on the world basketball map for a short while as were put in the same sentence as possible teams where the American was headed like Macabbi Tel Aviv and Valencia. Realistic German basketball fans never really believed the hype while BBC Bayreuth fans were living their own little dream world with Danny Gibson feeding Kevin Durant with quarterly ally-ops in the Beko BBL. I viewed the whole affair as speculation. When you are dealing with a player of that caliber, you can never be positive about the hear say. I was just waiting to see what came of it. I think that Durant would have brought great exposure to the league. People not so familiar with the BBL would have taken notice. I also think that it would have solidified the BBL as one of the top leagues in Europe, stressed Walter Tigers Tuebingen guard Josh Young. Then all of a sudden, the NBA announced that the lockout was ending and the possible arrival of Durant in the pretty Bavarian city was about as impossible as it snowing on the Bahamas, Tom Brady admitting that Wes Welker isnt his all time favorite target or Kobe Bryant and Shaq ever playing a professional basketball game together again. With basketball normalcy back in Bayreuth, fans now could get excited again about seeing a Brandon Hunter crashing dunk, the continued development of German Stefan Schmidt or the possible point guard duo of Kevin Hamilton and Danny Gibson doing terror on the court. Even if Josh Young plays in the Schwaben land and not in Bavaria, there is always enough time in the day to dream about an encounter with Kevin Durant. There is not too much that you can do to stop Kevin Durant. You have to deny him the ball and if he dont get the ball, he cant score. I also would just pressure up and play aggressive, warned Josh Young.

The last time BBC Bayreuth won the BEKO BBL title was in 1989 a few months before German tennis legends Boris Becker and Steffi Graf won Wimbeldon together, Sebastian Vettel was only two years old and late Boston Celtic Reggie Lewis was slowly making a name for himself in the NBA. Back then the team was called Steiner Bayreuth and had German basketball legends like Michael Koch, Hansi Gnad and Calvin Oldham and success was as common in 88 and 89 for the club as winning was fr Rhein Energie Colonge was from 2004-2006. After being regulated in 1999 due to financial reasons, the team had to start at scratch in the Regionaliga and fought its way back up to the PRO A and finally landed back in the BEKO BBL in 2010

Last season, BBC Bayreuth were saved at the end as MBC lost on the last game day and the Bavarian team finished with a record of 9-25 and a 16th place finish. The team started off with two losses against The New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig and the Giessen 46ers before winning a big game at home against 2010 Eurochallenge champion BG Goettingen. However instead of continuing the winning streak, the club suffered a five game losing streak before recovering and going on a two game winning streak beating Phoenix Hagen and TBB Trier on the road.The team then finished the season with a record of 6-18. I think their guards were a big part of their success. But they have had injuries as well this season. Gibson is a solid point, and Ginyard was a great player as well. Harris came in and was a solid back up. I think the guards but then you had Reiner in the middle as well and he gave them a guy on the block that can score', added John Bynum. It didnt help the team either that they lost five games by five or less points. If they had won at least three of those games, they would have had their ticket to the beko BBL sooner for next season. They havd all the pieces, but couldnt seem to put it together better. Their strength was that they have high quality players at each position. Our biggest problem when we played them was not being able to keep Danny Gibson in front of us on the press', warned Quentin Pryor. It also has been surprising that the club wasnt able to have more success even with strong experienced players like Jared Reiner and Koko Archibong on the roster. I just think it has just been one of those seasons for them. It is there first year in the league but still on paper if you were to look at that team, they are a good team. I dont know what it is but they beat us twice so I cant really say nothing negative about them. I think their weakness is just playing consistent for 40 minutes, they played well at times and have let ups and at this level you cant have too many let ups but like I said, they didnt have a let up against us either time', warned John Bynum. 'I think chemistry had been their weakness', said Quentin Pryor. If the team hadnt had a big 86-79 win against The Deutsche Bank Skyliners at home at the end of the season and finished winning four of the last five games near the end of the season, the yprobably would be back to traveling to less exciting cities like Kirchheim and Cuxhaven
Despite their poor record last season, the organization was in high spirits for the upcoming season and maintained head coach Andreas Wagner for a second season. However Andreas Wagner has had a steady rise as head coach and is coaching for the second time in the BEKO BBL. Wagner also has had a secret formula of how to help basketball clubs reach the next level as he brought FC Bayern Munich from the Regionaliga to the second Bundesliga in 2004, led the Nordlingen Giants from the PRO to the BEKO BBL in 2008 and had another trick up his sleeve bringing BBC Bayreuth from the PRO A into the BEKO BBL in 2010. Of course, the question was can he keep BBC Bayreuth in the BEKO BBL in 2011? The club madea pretty big house cleaning as seven players left. The team held forward and shot block ace Ibekwe Ekene and young Germans Simon Schmitz and Stefan Schmidt. The club brought in experienced point guard Kevin Hamilton who had led the New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig into the playoffs twice in a row and is one of best defenders in the Beko BBL. Mr everything on the court Beckham Wyrick was added who won titles with Bamberg. The team brought also brought in ex NBA player Brandon Hunter for the dirty work under the boards, banger Maksym Shtein to give stability from the bench, versatile forward Tyler Smith, sharp shooter Osvaldo Jenaty who can give shooting clinics in any Beko BBL arena, Beko BBL rookie Corey Stokes who is Mr efficient and German Tom Spoler. Wagners motto was that he rather wanted a strong starting five then solid 12 man rotation. But if you look at the roster and record, one can see that the team has stability from top to bottom.

After a slow start this season where the club lost the first four games of the season, the team surprisingly let go of Andreas Wagner and bringing in experienced Dutch coach Marco van Den Berg who coached in Holland form 1996-2011 winning two titles there. The team also brought back point guard Danny Gibson and since then the team has gone on a 5-2 record with big wins against EnBW Ludwigsburg and the Telekom Baskets Bonn. Van Den Berg has changed the team philosophy and brought success to the team quickly. Despite the Kevin Durant rumors and injury to Kevin Hamilton, BBC Bayreuth have brought a refreshing game to the Beko BBL in the first two months. Bayreuth is a good team. I believe that people have underestimated them. Defensively they do their home work on their opponents and the have detailed game plans, warned Josh Young who saw BBC Bayreuth let up only 53 points in Tuebingen. In the first games BBC Bayreuth let up an average 83 points, but since Van Den Berg took over, the team has only let up an average 68 points per game in those six games. The team can score if needed and scored over 80 points twice and even if they are keeping teams to under 70 points, defense is still an area where the team can improve. Their outside shooting is their biggest strength. Gibson really gets their offense going. He provides instant offense and is great in transition. He is the floor general that has been important for their success. If they had a weakness then their pick and roll defense and transition. The few points that we got, we got on transition. But it is hard to pinpoint it in one game since we looked so bad and made them look so good, added Josh Young. Last season, The Frankfurt Skyliners split the game series winning in Frankfurt 83-75 as Dashaun Wood had 26 points, four rebounds and seven assists and in the return game had problems with the noise level in Bayreuth losing 86-79 despite 29 points from Dashaun Wood.

The Fraport Skyliners finally won a game again in the Beko BBL in Hagen and want to continue their winning streak with their second win in a row in the German league against BBC Bayreuth. BBC Bayreuth come into the road game fresh off a convincing 79-65 win against BG Goettingen. BBC Bayreuth were down 40-33 at halftime, but showed their explosiveness in the secord quarter jumping all over the BG Goettingen defense and scoring 46 points for the come from behind win. Frankfurt definitely will have to be aware of their scoring qualities and rebound work. However The Fraport Skyliners won convincingly in Hagen showing team basketball for the most part of 40 minutes and holding a team to 65 points who usually average 83 points per game. A big key for a win for Frankfurt will be there defense. Our defense has been steady and getting stronger in the last weeks, stressed Skyliner captain Marius Nolte. The Walter Tigers Tuebingen allowed only 53 points to BBC Bayreuth at home and know what it takes to win? Frankfurt has to defend the three point line well, keep their bigs off the glass and run in transition. Danny Gibson is their key guy to keep in check, but if Osvaldo Jeanty gets going then it could be a long night, stressed Josh Young. We have to continue to play hard defense and limit the other team from getting easy baskets, warned Jon Leuer. Unfortunately, Leuer wont be able to back up his words anymore, since he has made the huge jump to the NBA to play for the Milwaukee Bucks. The departure leaves a huge void in the scoring and work under the basket. Now that Leuer is gone, other guys have to step up. We have four big men who are skilled and can step up, stressed Skyliner head coach Muli Katurin. Frankfurt need a win badly against BBC Bayreuth to keep their move out of the bottom. BBC Bayreuth have improved their game. They can shoot and have good inside players and are athletic as well. We will do our best to win, warned Muli Katzurin.

BBC Bayreuth is led by Danny Gibson who is a 27 year old 180cm point guard from Madison, Indiana who is playing his fourth season in Germany and second in the BEKO BBL. In 2007-2008, he slowly made a name for himself in the German basketball world as he played for the Cuxhaven BasCats (Germany-ProA, starting five): 28 games: 15.6ppg, 2.9rpg, 4.2apg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 51.4%, 3FGP: 38.1%, FT: 76.3%. In 2008-2009, he played his first season in the top German league for Giants Noerdlingen (Germany-1.Bundesliga, starting five): 34 games: 12.2ppg, 1.9rpg, 3.5apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 49.3%, 3PT: 38.2%, FT: 66.0%. In 2009-2010 he made the jump for the cheese in Holland and promptly led the league in scoring for Zorg and Zekerheid Leiden (Holland-Eredivisie, starting five): 43 games: Score-1 (18.3ppg), 2.8rpg, Assists-5 (4.3apg), 1.4spg, FGP: 55.4%, 3PT: 42.3%, FT: 73.3%. He was named MVP in the Dutch league and was an allstar. Last season for BBC Bayreuth he played 34 games: 12.0ppg, 1.6rpg, 3.6apg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 40.8%, FT: 79.4%. Osvaldo Jeanty is a 28 year old 183cm guard from Gloucester, Canada. He is a combo guard who is a shooter run the offence guy as a point and a scorer shooter at the two. A good shooter with unlimited range and incredibly consistent. He defends bigger guards extremely well because of his strength. He is as tough a competitor as you will find. Extremely hard worker, determined and focused. Great attitude. If deference to team goals and sacrificing personal gain are what coaches are looking for, then Osvaldo Jeanty is your man. His focus is on the execution of game plans, belief in his coach, and faith in his teammates to deliver a common goal. A most refreshing perspective in an age where so many young athletes are preoccupied with what they're getting. He played at : Carleton (CIS) from 2002-2007. He played for Nordlingen helping team advance to the Beko BBL in 2008. In 2009-2010, he also played for CS Gaz Metan Medias (Romania-Div.A): Romanian League: 2 games: 11.5ppg, 3.5rpg, 1.0apg; Balkan League: 3 games: 7.0ppg, 2.3rpg, 1.0apg, 1.0spg, in Jan.'10 signed at LTi Giessen 46ers (Germany-1.Bundesliga, starting five): 14 games: 13.1ppg, 2.3rpg, 1.4apg, FGP: 54.1%, 3PT: 40.7%, FT: 86.7%. Last season for BBC Bayreuth he played 12 games: 9.9ppg, 2.6rpg, 1.5apg, FGP: 54.8%, 3PT: 32.8%, FT: 88.0%.

Kevin Hamilton from New York is a 27 year old 193cm guard. He played at Holy Cross with ex Skyliner Keith Simmons from 2002-2006. He played in Poland the last few years and in the summers in Puerto Rico. He played under coach Sebastian Machowski in Poland and was made into a point guard even though he has been a shooting guard most of his career. He scored 17,9ppg in his last season at Holy Cross and last season he led the Polish league in assists. What makes him so dangerous is his scoring and his potential and ability to score are limitless. In college, I averaged almost 18 points per game. I have been a shooting guard for most of my career. Two seasons ago, I had to play point guard in Poland. I always thought that I was a good passer. I think passing has come naturally to me. I have enjoyed playing point guard, stressed Kevin Hamilton. The best thing that teams can do is to keep the ball out of Hamiltons hands, but that is about as impossible as doing the same to Lebron James. We tried to keep the ball out of his hands. We didnt want him to make plays. He is a true point guard. He is a great passer and makes things happen for them. When he gets going, it is hard to stop the team, warned ex Braunschweig guard Steven Wright. In 2009-2010 Hamilton played 39 games: 10.1ppg, 3.8rpg, Assists-3 (5.4apg), Steals-2 (1.9spg), FGP: 63.7%, 3PT: 33.9%, FT: 77.6%. He is one of those rare players that has triple double potential. Last season for Braunschweig, he played 39 games: 9.0ppg, 4.1rpg, 4.3apg, Steals-1 (1.9spg), FGP: 53.9%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 67.0%. Last summer, he played for Indios de Mayaguez (Puerto Rico-BSN): 11 games: 8.5ppg, 5.5rpg, 7.7apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 49.1%, 3PT: 18.4%, FT: 66.7%. Ekene Ibekwe is a 26 year old 296cm forward with American/Nigerian roots. He is a long, lean dynamic player with unlimited athletic potential that can score in the post and brings energy to the team on defense with his shot blocking ability. He played at Maryland from 2004-2007. He turned professional in 2007 and played in Israel and in France for Bensancon where he was France PRO B champion. In 2008-2009, he played for Aku Selcuk Universitesi Konya (Turkey-TBL, starting five): 28 games: 18.6ppg, 8.3rpg, 1.2apg, 1.8spg, Blocks-5 (1.8bpg), FGP: 60.6%, 3PT: 38.7%, FT: 57.0%. In 2009-2010, he played for Bld Antalya (Turkey-TBL) in Jan.'10 signed at Genc Banvitliler (Turkey-TB2L, starting five): 10 games: 21.2ppg, 10.6rpg, 1.2apg, 2.2spg, 2.1bpg, FGP: 58.8%, 3PT: 39.1%, FT: 59.2%. Last season, he started with The Artland Dragons averaging 11,8ppg, 5,8rpg, 1,1apg and 1,3bpg. He then had a very short stay in Israel for Ashkelon (Israel-Premier League) averaging 6,0ppg and 4,7rpg. He neded the season with BBC Bayreuth playing 15 games: 11.5ppg, 5.7rpg, 1.0apg, 1.4bpg, FGP: 57.4%, FT: 54.7%.

Tyler Smith is a 25 year old 201cm forward from Pulaski, Tennessee. He played at Iowa (NCAA) from 2006-2007 and at Tennessee (NCAA) from 2007-2010, but had to leave early because of disciplinary reasons going to play for Bornova Bld (Turkey-TBL): 12 games: 16.8ppg, 6.8rpg, 4.1apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 53.1%, 3PT: 42.9%, FT: 72.5%. he remained with the team last year playing 19 games: 15.4ppg, 7.9rpg, 3.7apg, FGP: 55.3%, 3PT: 13.3%, FT: 70.6%. he reached the NCAA Sweet 16 in 2008 with Tennessee and last season was a Turk Allstar and won the slam dunk contest. Corey Stokes is a 23 year old 195cm guard from Bayonne, New Jersey that is a Beko BBL rookie. He played at Villanova from 2007-2011 including sometime with Dwayne Anderson. When I was a freshman, Anderson was a junior and he took me under his wing. I looked up to him like a big brother. He was one of the hardest working players that I have ever seen. I remember our coach telling him that he would never play for Villanova, but Dwayne worked harder and proved them all wrong and became one of the best players in the NCAA. Redding was one of the best defensive players that I ever played with. He is having a great career in Europe and I look forward to playing against him, stressed Corey Stokes. Stokes played a total of 134 games at Villanova reaching the NCAA Sweet 16 in 2008. Last season, he played 29 games: 14.9ppg, 3.3rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 43.3%, 3PT: 43.2%, FT: 89.4%. Brandon Hunter is a 31 year old 201cm forward from Cincinnati, Ohio. He played at Ohio Univ. (NCAA) from 1999-2003 with Beko BBL players Steven Esterkamp and Patrick Flomo. He was drafted by the Boston Celtics in 2003 in the second round at #56.He played at total of 67 NBA games for Boston and Orlando from 2003-2005. Since then he has had a very fruitful career in Europe playing in countries like Greece, Italy, Turkey, Israel, Lativa and Puerto Rico. He played three complete seasons in Italy and belonged to the top big men never averaging less than 8,6 rpg. Last season, he played for Aliaga Petkim (Turkey-TBL): 19 games: 10.9ppg, 6.3rpg, 1.4apg, FGP: 52.1%, FT: 60.4%; in Mar.'11 moved to BK Ventspils (Latvia-LBL): Latvian League: 18 games: 11.5ppg, 6.6rpg, 1.7apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 56.1%, FT: 48.8%; EuroChallenge: 3 games: 11.7ppg, 6.7rpg, 1.3apg; Baltic League: 4 games: 12.0ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.3apg.

Maksym Shtein is a 31 year old 206cm center from the Ukraine who is the typical solid role player from the bench that just does his job. He is a big guy who runs the floor extremely well, is able to play both inside positions defensively because of his mobility and speed, likes to play physical and with contact, has nice post-up moves underneath the basket and good hands cutting through the zone, good shooting skills enable him to play also minutes offensively on Position four and is a confident and fearless player who will produce at any level. He has played in Germany since 1996 for teams like MTV Stuttgart, Ludwigsburg, ratiopharm Ulm (2002-2007 with 155 games), Deutsche Bank Skyliners, TBB Trier and last season with the Eisbaeren Bremerhaven where he played 35 games: 3.5ppg, 2.1rpg. Beckham Wyrick is a 27 year old 198cm forward from Cincinnati, Ohio that ha splayed in Germany since he was a rookie in 2006. He played for NC-Wilmington (NCAA) from 2002-2006 together with Bamberg floor general John Goldsberry. Wyrick played for Bayer Giants Leverkusen from 2006-2008. He then had a successful stay with the Brose Baskets Bamberg from 2008-2010 winning a Beko BBL title and cup. Last season, he played for FC Bayern Muenchen (Germany-ProA): 25 games: 8.8ppg, 4.7rpg, FGP: 52.8%, 3PT: 30.4%, FT: 68.4%. Simon Schmitz is a 21 year old 188cm point guard that began his basketball career in 2005 with SG Bad Duerkheim/Speyer junior team. In 2008-2009, he played for BIS Baskets Speyer (ProB, starting five) where he played together with German national player Elias Harris. He played German League: 20 games: 14.1ppg, 4.0rpg, 3.7apg, FGP: 51.5%, 3PT: 33.6%, FT: 79.1%; also TV Bad Bergzabern (2.Regionalliga): 8 games: 14.5ppg. Last season, he played for Science City Jena (ProA): 29 games: 10.9ppg, 3.0rpg, 2.9apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 44.7%, 3PT: 36.4%, FT: 80.2%, in Mar.'10 also played at Mitteldeutscher BC Weissenfels (1.Bundesliga). Last season, he played at the European Championships U20 in Croatia -10: 9 games: 10.3ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.6apg, FGP: 56.5%, 3PT: 38.6%, FT: 80.0%. Last season, the German played 31 games: 3.3ppg. 22 year old 206cm center Stefan Schmidt who was born in Schwandorf. He started his basketball career with Franken Hexer (2.Regionalliga) in 2006. In 2007-2008, he played for SELLBYTEL Baskets Nuernberg (ProA, starting five): 20 games: 3.2ppg, 2.7rpg, FGP: 39.5%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 66.7%. In 2008-2009, he played for Franken Hexer (ProB, starting five): 29 games: 9.4ppg, 7.8rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 51.3%, 3PT: 25.3%, FT: 75.0%. Last season, he played only three games for BBC Bayreuth. He has played for the German U-18 and U-20 German national teams. Last season, he played 21 games: 0.7ppg, 1.6rpg.




Dane Watts (ratiopharm Ulm) We Have To keep Oldenburg From Having A Super Game Offensively - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Dane Watts (203-F-86, agency: Pro One Sports) is a 25 year old 203cm forward from Warrensburg, Missouri. He is playing his first season for ratiopharm Ulm. He played at Creighton (NCAA) from 2004-2008 with NBA player Anthony Tolliver. In his senior year, he played 33 games: 11.3ppg, 6.4rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 53.4%, 3Pts: 42.5%, FT: 71.8%. In 2008, he came to Germany and started his professional basketball career with EnBW Ludwigsburg (Germany-1.Bundesliga, starting five): 32 games: 8.9ppg, 3.8rpg, FGP-1 (68.4%), 3PT: 30.8%, FT: 68.7%. In 2009-2010, he came to The Walter Tigers Tuebingen playing 34 games: 10.2ppg, 5.4rpg, 1.5apg, FGP: 57.1%, 3PT: 37.6%, FT: 71.0%. Last season for Tuebingen, he played 33 games: 13.7ppg, Reb-4 (7.6rpg), 1.1apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 57.9%, 3PT: 36.7%, FT: 54.5%; in May'11 moved to Hyeres-Toulon Var Basket (France-ProA): 3 games: 7.0ppg, 6.3rpg, 1.7apg, 1.0spg. At Creighton, he won awards such as MVC Tournament Winner -05, 07, MVC All-Freshman Team -05, MVC Regular Season Runner-Up -07, and MVC Tournament Semifinals -08. He spoke to eurobasket before their game against The Ewe Baskets Oldenburg December 10th.

You had last weekend off. How important was this off time from a game for team? Can something like that hurt the game rhythm of team?

I think that it is good to take some time away from the routine of a long season, refreshes you to get back to work. We were able to play a game against a good Pro A team in between to get some game rhythm, I think we will jump right back into the swing of things.

ratiopharm Ulm had a test game against Kirchheim recently in the new arena. What was your first impression of the new arena?

It is one of the nicest in the BBL, looking forward to seeing it full of fans.

Do you think that just with the big success of Ulm in the last months that the club has won over new fans from other parts of Germany just because seeing a team that is successful that isnt Bamberg or Alba Berlin?

I don't know how many fans we have in other parts of Germany but I know that there is a lot of excitement around Ulm. It has been a very fun season so far and we are enjoying growing as a team.

The next game is against the EWE Baskets Oldenburg. What has been your impression of the team this season?

They put together a very solid team with a lot of top European experience.

How much of a challenge is it playing against Miljan Majstorovic who you have seen the last years in the Beko BBL?

He is a very active player that can change games with his length and athleticism.

Oldenburg have a super team from top to bottom. What will be the key of winning the game?

Trying to keep them from having a super game offensively. They are a top rebounding team so we will have to battle them on the glass as well.

You played against Jon Leuer. How will he do in the NBA with the Bucks?

He was off to a good start over here individually, hopefully he can carry it over and have a good season with Milwaukee.

What has been your take on the Lakers wanting the whole NBA? Well actually Dwight Howard and Chris Paul? Would Howard and Odom harmonize?

I think Howard and Odom could harmonize, Dwight is going to be inside more than Gasol was so it should leave room for Odom to work the mid range area.

Thanks Dane for the chat.




Nate Gerwig set for Cuxhaven BasCats - by Moritz Korff
The Cuxhaven BasCats (2. Bundesliga Pro A) have wrapped up a deal for free agent Nate Gerwig (206-F/C-83, college: Kent St.). The 28-year-old post player will probably make his debut for the BasCats this weekend, if his license arrives in time. Following a six game stint (7.0ppg, 6.0rpg), he parted ways with the Saar-Pfalz Braves in October.
The Cuxhaven coaching staff had spotted a problem underneath the basket in these past weeks and is hoping to bring in some extra inside presence by landing the Pittsburgh, PA native. Earlier in his career Gerwig, a 2006 graduate of NCAA D1 school Kent State, spent some time in France, Finland, the NBA D-League, Chemnitz and Paderborn.


BBL Round 12: Eisbaeren Bremerhaven defeats Bayern Muenchen in the closest game of the week - by Eurobasket News
The most exciting game of round 12 in the 1.Bundesliga took place in Bremerhaven. This derby game ended with only two-point defeat on the road of 5th ranked Bayern Muenchen (7-5) to eighth ranked Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (7-5) 73-71 in the game for the fifth place. The hosts trailed by 6 points after three quarters before their 28-20 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Terrell Everett (193-84, college: Oklahoma, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) who helped to win the game recording 17 points and 6 assists and the former international center Christopher McNaughton (211-82, college: Bucknell, agency: Pro One Sports) who added 17 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) during the contest. The best for the losing side was American forward Chevon Troutman (202-81, college: Pittsburgh, agency: ACMT) with 17 points and 6 rebounds. Bayern Muenchen's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Eisbaeren Bremerhaven moved-up to fifth place, which they share with B.Muenchen and s.Oliver Baskets. Eisbaeren Bremerhaven is looking forward to face league's leader Brose Baskets in Bamberg in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Bayern Muenchen will play at home against TBB Trier (#14) and is hoping to win this game.
Bottom-ranked BG Goettingen managed to get a second victory, breaking the nine-game losing streak. This time they won against fourteenth-ranked Walter Tigers 80-75. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Walter Tigers. The winners were led by American guard Matt Bauscher (188-85, college: Boise St., agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement) who scored that evening 17 points and 5 assists and Raymond Sykes supported him with 14 points and 8 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Even a double-double of 16 points and 10 rebounds by Lithuanian center Povilas Cukinas (210-83) did not help to save the game for Walter Tigers. BG Goettingen maintains eighteenth position with 2-10 record. Walter Tigers at the other side keep the fourteenth place with eight games lost. They share the position with TBB Trier. BG Goettingen will play against league's second-placed ratiopharm Ulm on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Walter Tigers will play against LTi 46ers (#12) in Giessen and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
1.Bundesliga top team - Brose Baskets (9-2) had no problems winning another game on Saturday. This time they beat sixth ranked s Oliver Baskets (7-5) in Wuerzburg 75-59. The best player for the winners was Anthony Leon Tucker who had a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was Chester Frazier who recorded 10 points and 5 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Defending champion maintains first position with 9-2 record, which they share with Ratiopharm. Newly promoted s Oliver Baskets dropped to the fifth place with five games lost. They share the position with B.Muenchen and Bremerhaven. Brose Baskets will meet at home Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (#5) in the next round. s Oliver Baskets will play against Phoenix Hagen and hope to secure a win.
Second ranked ratiopharm Ulm (9-2) crushed at home 7th ranked EWE Baskets (6-5) by 18 points 101-83, which is the biggest margin this round. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of EWE Baskets. Americans were the main players on the court. It was a good game for John Bryant who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 15 rebounds. ratiopharm Ulm's coach Thorsten Leibenath allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. ratiopharm Ulm have a solid four-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Brose Baskets. EWE Baskets at the other side dropped to the eighth place with five games lost. ratiopharm Ulm's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked BG Goettingen (#18) at home which should be an easy win for them. EWE Baskets will play against Artland Dragons (#4) in Quakenbrueck.

There were no shocking results in the other games in round 12: ALBA won against TBB Trier on the opponent's court 78-74. LTi 46ers managed to outperform Phoenix Hagen in a home game 86-75. Bayreuth managed to beat Fraport SKY on the road 79-71. Art.Dragons defeated EnBW L'burg on its own court 95-79.



Goettingen - Walter Tigers 80-75

Bottom-ranked BG Goettingen managed to get a second victory, breaking the nine-game losing streak. This time they won against fourteenth-ranked Walter Tigers 80-75. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Walter Tigers. The hosts were ahead by 2 points but lost the second period ending it with a 2-point deficit before their 24-17 run, which allowed them to win the game. Walter Tigers were plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. The winners were led by American guard Matt Bauscher (188-85, college: Boise St., agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement) who scored that evening 17 points and 5 assists and the other American import power forward Raymond Sykes (206-86, college: Clemson) supported him with 14 points and 8 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Even a double-double of 16 points and 10 rebounds by Lithuanian center Povilas Cukinas (210-83) did not help to save the game for Walter Tigers. American guard Reggie Redding (196-88, college: Villanova) added 9 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Four Walter Tigers players scored in double figures. BG Goettingen maintains eighteenth position with 2-10 record. Walter Tigers at the other side keep the fourteenth place with eight games lost. They share the position with TBB Trier. BG Goettingen will play against league's second-placed ratiopharm Ulm on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Walter Tigers will play against LTi 46ers (#12) in Giessen and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Goettingen: M.Bauscher 17+1reb+5ast, R.Sykes 14+8reb, R.Mafra 10+7reb, P.Horne 10+2reb, K.Bailey 9+3reb+3ast, S.Evans 7+6reb
Walter Tigers: P.Cukinas 16+10reb, A.Hodzic 12+3reb+1ast, V.Duggins 11+2reb+1ast, L.Campbell 10+2reb+3ast, R.Redding 9+6reb+5ast, N.Simon 6+2reb+2ast
gschID: 130916


s.Oliver Baskets - Brose Baskets 59-75

1.Bundesliga top team - Brose Baskets (9-2) had no problems winning another game on Saturday. This time they beat sixth ranked s Oliver Baskets (7-5) in Wuerzburg 75-59. The game was mostly controlled by Brose Baskets. s Oliver Baskets managed to win fourth quarter 17-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The best player for the winners was American forward Anthony Leon Tucker (198-85, college: Texas) who had a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds. Slovakian guard Anton Gavel (189-84, agency: Pro One Sports) chipped in 19 points and 4 assists. Four Brose Baskets players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Chester Frazier (188-86, college: Illinois) who recorded 10 points and 5 rebounds and his fellow American import guard Ricky Harris (188-87, college: Massachusetts) added 14 points and 4 steals respectively. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Defending champion maintains first position with 9-2 record, which they share with Ratiopharm. Newly promoted s Oliver Baskets dropped to the fifth place with five games lost. They share the position with B.Muenchen and Bremerhaven. Brose Baskets will meet at home Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (#5) in the next round. s Oliver Baskets will play against Phoenix Hagen and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Brose Baskets: A.Gavel 19+2reb+4ast, A.Leon Tucker 13+11reb+1ast, C.Jacobsen 12+5reb+4ast, B.Roberts 12+3reb, T.Pleiss 7+6reb+1ast, M.Slaughter 5+4reb
s.Oliver Baskets: R.Harris 14+2reb+2ast, C.Frazier 10+5reb+3ast, J.Boone 8+3reb, C.Kramer 8+1reb, J.Little 6+3reb, I.Elliott 5+5reb
gschID: 130917


TBB Trier - ALBA 74-78

Very expected game when 15th ranked TBB Trier (4-8) was defeated at home by third ranked ALBA Berlin (8-2) 78-74. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But TBB Trier won third quarter 26-17. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. ALBA Berlin made 21-of-26 charity shots (80.8 percent) during the game. ALBA Berlin outrebounded TBB Trier 35-24 including 18 on the offensive glass. Americans were the main players on the court. It was a good game for forward Torin Francis (210-83, college: Notre Dame) who led his team to a victory with 18 points and 8 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). Guard Kyle Weaver (198-86, college: Washington St., agency: Interperformances) contributed with 12 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Five ALBA Berlin players scored in double figures. point guard Dru Joyce (183-85, college: Akron) replied with 18 points and 4 assists and forward Nate Linhart (201-86, college: Akron) added 14 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for TBB Trier. TBB Trier's coach Henrik Roedl tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. ALBA Berlin have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 8-2 record behind leader Brose Baskets. TBB Trier at the other side dropped to the fourteenth place with eight games lost. ALBA Berlin's next round opponent will be BBC Bayreuth (#11) at home and are hoping to win another game. TBB Trier will play against Bayern Muenchen.
Top scorers:
ALBA: T.Francis 18+8reb, K.Weaver 12+8reb+4ast, D.Wood 12+3reb+1ast, H.Schaffartzik 10+7reb+1ast, Y.Idbihi 10+5reb, B.Taylor 9+4reb+2ast
TBB Trier: D.Joyce 18+2reb+4ast, N.Linhart 14+8reb+1ast, P.Zwiener 12, J.Bynum 8+2reb, M.Zirbes 6+3reb+3ast, A.Seiferth 6+1reb
gschID: 130912


LTi 46ers - Phoenix Hagen 86-75

Rather predictable result in Giessen where thirteenth ranked LTi 46ers (5-7) defeated 17th ranked Phoenix Hagen (3-9) 86-75. The hosts were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. LTi 46ers made 28-of-31 charity shots (90.3 percent) during the game, while Phoenix Hagen only scored nine points from the stripe. 31 personal fouls committed by Phoenix Hagen helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Americans were the main players on the court. It was a good game for swingman Maurice Jeffers (194-79, college: St.Louis) who led his team to a victory with 26 points. Guard Barry Stewart (191-88, college: Mississippi St.) contributed with 19 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. LTi 46ers' coach Bjoern Harmsen allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Guard Marc Antonio Carter (191-85, college: NC-Wilmington, agency: Limelight Hoops) replied with 16 points and 7 rebounds and guard Brandon Brooks (188-87, college: Alabama St., agency: Pro One Sports) added 18 points and 4 assists in the effort for Phoenix Hagen. Four Phoenix Hagen players scored in double figures. LTi 46ers moved-up to twelfth place. Phoenix Hagen lost fifth consecutive game. They dropped to the sixteenth position with nine games lost. LTi 46ers' next round opponent will be Walter Tigers (#15) in Tuebingen. Phoenix Hagen will play at home against s Oliver Baskets in Wuerzburg.
Top scorers:
LTi 46ers: M.Jeffers 26+4reb+2ast, B.Stewart 19+7reb, E.Ovcina 12+7reb+5ast, K.Archibong 8+3reb, R.Oehle 7+2reb, W.Bernard 4+3reb+2ast
Phoenix Hagen: T.Blackwood 19+4reb+1ast, B.Brooks 18+4reb+4ast, M.Antonio Carter 16+7reb+3ast, Z.Jonusas 11+7reb+3ast, B.Kruel 8+7reb, A.Constantine 3+4reb
gschID: 130914


Ratiopharm - EWE Baskets 101-83

Second ranked ratiopharm Ulm (9-2) crushed at home 7th ranked EWE Baskets (6-5) by 18 points 101-83, which is the biggest margin this round. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of EWE Baskets. The game was mostly controlled by ratiopharm Ulm. EWE Baskets was better in fourth quarter 33-32. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Americans were the main players on the court. It was a good game for center John Bryant (208-87, college: Santa Clara) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 15 rebounds. Forward Dane Watts (203-86, agency: Pro One Sports) contributed with 15 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Four ratiopharm Ulm players scored in double figures. ratiopharm Ulm's coach Thorsten Leibenath allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Guard Bobby Brown (188-84, college: CS Fullerton, agency: Priority Sports) replied with 30 points and guard Rickey Paulding (196-82, college: Missouri, agency: Pro One Sports) added 20 points in the effort for EWE Baskets. ratiopharm Ulm have a solid four-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Brose Baskets. EWE Baskets at the other side dropped to the eighth place with five games lost. ratiopharm Ulm's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked BG Goettingen (#18) at home which should be an easy win for them. EWE Baskets will play against Artland Dragons (#4) in Quakenbrueck.
Top scorers:
Ratiopharm: J.Bryant 23+15reb+2ast, D.Watts 15+6reb+1ast, T.Mason-Griffin 15+3reb+3ast, K.Nankivil 10+2reb+1ast, P.Guenther 9+2reb+1ast, R.Trice 9+5reb+3ast
EWE Baskets: B.Brown 30+3reb+3ast, R.Paulding 20+3reb+3ast, A.Chubb 10+13reb+1ast, R.Burrell 7+7reb, K.Hasbrouck 7+2reb+2ast, M.Majstorovic 6+1reb
gschID: 130915


Fraport SKY - Bayreuth 71-79

Not a big story in a game in Frankfurt where 16th ranked Deutsche Bank Skyliners (3-9) were defeated by eleventh ranked BBC Bayreuth (6-6) 79-71. It looked good early as Deutsche Bank Skyliners took an 7-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then BBC Bayreuth had a 21-13 second period charge getting the lead and Deutsche Bank Skyliners were not able to take back game control losing it eventually 71-79. It was a good game for American guard Danny Gibson (180-84, college: S.Indiana, agency: Limelight Hoops) who led his team to a victory with 18 points and 5 assists. Nigerian-American forward Ekenechukwu Ibekwe (206-85, college: Maryland) contributed with 19 points for the winners. BBC Bayreuth's coach Marco van den Berg used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. International power forward Tim Ohlbrecht (211-88) replied with 27 points and 6 rebounds (went 13 for 13 at the free throw line !!!) and American guard Quantez Robertson (190-84, college: Auburn) added 12 points and 5 assists in the effort for Deutsche Bank Skyliners. BBC Bayreuth maintains eleventh position with 6-6 record. Deutsche Bank Skyliners at the other side keep the sixteenth place with nine games lost. BBC Bayreuth's next round opponent will be higher ranked ALBA Berlin (#3) on the road and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Deutsche Bank Skyliners will play against New Yorker Phantoms (#8) in Braunschweig.
Top scorers:
Bayreuth: E.Ibekwe 19+4reb+1ast, D.Gibson 18+2reb+5ast, C.Stokes 12+3reb+2ast, B.Wyrick 9+8reb, B.Hunter 6+4reb+2ast, M.Shtein 6+1reb
Fraport SKY: T.Ohlbrecht 27+6reb, Q.Robertson 12+4reb+5ast, J.Davidson 10+5reb+2ast, J.McKinney 9+1reb+1ast, M.Thompson 9+3reb+1ast, J.Herber 3+2reb+1ast
gschID: 130909


Bremerhaven - B.Muenchen 73-71

The most exciting game of round 12 in the 1.Bundesliga took place in Bremerhaven. This derby game ended with only two-point defeat on the road of 5th ranked Bayern Muenchen (7-5) to eighth ranked Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (7-5) 73-71 in the game for the fifth place. The hosts trailed by 6 points after three quarters before their 28-20 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Terrell Everett (193-84, college: Oklahoma, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) who helped to win the game recording 17 points and 6 assists and the former international center Christopher McNaughton (211-82, college: Bucknell, agency: Pro One Sports) who added 17 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) during the contest. The best for the losing side was American forward Chevon Troutman (202-81, college: Pittsburgh, agency: ACMT) with 17 points and 6 rebounds and American-Bulgarian center Jared Homan (206-83, college: Iowa St.) scored 12 points and 6 rebounds. Four Bayern Muenchen players scored in double figures. Bayern Muenchen's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Eisbaeren Bremerhaven moved-up to fifth place, which they share with B.Muenchen and s.Oliver Baskets. Eisbaeren Bremerhaven is looking forward to face league's leader Brose Baskets in Bamberg in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Bayern Muenchen will play at home against TBB Trier (#14) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Bremerhaven: T.Everett 17+4reb+6ast, C.McNaughton 17+3reb, M.Smith 10+3reb+2ast, Z.Peacock 9+3reb, J.Raffington 8+2reb, J.Cain 5+5reb+1ast
B.Muenchen: C.Troutman 17+6reb+1ast, D.Greene 15+3reb, B.Hansbrough 13+1reb+3ast, J.Homan 12+6reb+2ast, R.Benzing 6+4reb, S.Hamann 6+4reb+5ast
gschID: 130910


Art.Dragons - EnBW L'burg 95-79

Everything went according to plan in Quakenbrueck where fourth ranked Artland Dragons (8-4) beat 12th ranked EnBW Ludwigsburg (4-7) 95-79. It looked good early as EnBW Ludwigsburg took an 3-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Artland Dragons had a 27-17 second period charge getting the lead and EnBW Ludwigsburg was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 79-95. Artland Dragons made 24-of-29 charity shots (82.8 percent) during the game. It was a good game for American-Puerto Rican forward Nathan Peavy (203-85, college: Miami, OH) who led his team to a victory with 22 points and 6 rebounds. American guard David Holston (170-86, college: Chicago St.) contributed with 19 points and 6 assists for the winners. American guard Mark Dorris (188-85, college: Marshall, agency: Court Side) replied with 22 points and Lithuanian forward Donatas Zavackas (203-80, college: Pittsburgh) added 17 points in the effort for EnBW Ludwigsburg. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Artland Dragons maintains fourth position with 8-4 record. EnBW Ludwigsburg at the other side dropped to the thirteenth place with seven games lost. Artland Dragons' next round opponent will be EWE Baskets (#10) in Oldenburg where they are favorite. EnBW Ludwigsburg will play at home against Telekom Baskets in Bonn.
Top scorers:
Art.Dragons: N.Peavy 22+6reb+2ast, D.Holston 19+2reb+6ast, B.Thomas 17+5reb+1ast, D.Fenn 14+3reb+3ast, A.Hilliard 9+5reb, A.King 6+5reb+1ast
EnBW L'burg: M.Dorris 22+3reb+2ast, D.Zavackas 17+3reb+1ast, J.Bowler 12+4reb+1ast, A.Harris 11+4reb+5ast, J.Lischka 9+5reb, K.Looby 4+1reb
gschID: 130911




Jason Boone (s.Oliver Baskets Wurzburg) We have To Play Harder Than Bamberg - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Jason Boone (198-F/C-85, college: New York U.) is a 26 year old 198cm power forward/center from Sugar Loaf, New York. He will be playing his first season with the s. Oliver Baskets Wurzburg and his fourth in the Beko BBL. He played three seasons for BG Goettingen. He played at New York University (NCAA 3) from 2003-2007. In his senior year, he played 28 games averaging 14.1ppg, 9.6rpg, 2.4bpg, 2.9apg, FG: 63.0%, FT: 64.3%. Three seasons ago, he played at Bernau (Regionalliga) before making the jump up three leagues to MEG Goettingen. In 2008-2009, he averaged 4.4ppg, 4.0rpg, FG: 53.7. In 2009-2010, he won the Eurochallenge playing EuroChallenge: 16 games: 10.7ppg, 6.8rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 59.6%, FT: 53.8%; German League: 35 games: 9.1ppg, 6.1rpg, FGP: 60.3%, FT: 55.9%. Last season with BG Goettingen he played 37 games: 8.5ppg, 5.9rpg, FGP: 59.8%, FT: 34.9%; EuroCup: 14 games: 9.1ppg, 6.2rpg, Blocks-4 (1.1bpg), FGP: 59.8%, FT: 36.0%. Jason spoke to Eurobasket before the Bavarian derby against The Brose Baskets Bamberg December 10th.

A tough loss in Oldenburg last weekend. What did the team learn from this loss?

Any time you play on the road you have to be a little bit sharper. We had a ton of turnovers in the beginning and didn't rebound the ball well at all. In a close game, especially on the road, those things add up. Hopefully we can learn and continue to improve.


The next game is against germanys best team Brose Baskets Bamberg. This is like playing North Carolina or UCONN. Is this the type of game where Jason Boone (198-F/C-85, college: New York U.) has a dream before the game getting ready for battle?

I played Division 3 college basketball so I've never had that 'we're playing against UNC or UCONN feeling' but it's always exciting to play against top competition. We've been able to beat Bamberg at home each of the last 3 years but it was never easy. There are not many teams that play that physical or are as deep.


Were you surprised with the two game losing streak of Bamberg? Will Beko BBL teams have more luck winning in next months?

I know what it's like to take a 7 hour flight home from Russia and have two days to prepare for teams that REALLY want to beat you. It's never easy to play so many games, but like I've said many times before any team in the BBL is capable of beating any other team on any given night.

Bamberg has a well balanced team and have the best ball movement in league and strong defense. What will be key in getting win?

You pretty much summed them up there. We have to play harder than them. They just played a good game on the road in the Euroleague so we'll have to play like the fresher team and really play team basketball.


How do you get up to play against Tibor Pleiss. He has the height, but you have the strength.

Tibor is a great player and a premier big man in the BBL. I think the key will be using my advantages against him and staying in attack mode on both offense and defense.

You played against Jon Leuer. How will he do in the NBA with the Bucks?

I don't know, he has a game more suited for the NBA but it will be tough for him as a rookie. If he works as hard in practice as he did in our game though he'll be able to compete with those guys eventually.

What has been your take on the Lakers wanting the whole NBA? Well actually Dwight Howard and Chris Paul? Would Howard and Odom harmonize?

I don't think they could get Howard and keep Odom. By now, everyone knows what happened with the Paul trade. I was born a Knicks fan and am just hoping they can land another piece and compete for a championship again.

Thanks Jason for the chat.




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


Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga
Points Per Game
 Bobby BROWN
  EWE Baskets
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 19.4
 1. Brown, EWE Baskets19.4 
 2. Holston, Art.Drag.18.7 
 3. Carter, Phoenix17.3 
 4. Wood, ALBA16.5 
 5. Gray, Fraport SKY16.0 
 6. Foster, B.Muenchen15.5 
 7. Troutman, B.Mue.15.4 
 8. Ensminger, Teleko.15.4 
 9. Swann, Ratiopharm14.9 
 10. Brooks, Phoenix14.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 John BRYANT
  Ratiopharm
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 9.9
 1. Bryant, Ratiopharm9.9 
 2. Ensminger, Teleko.8.5 
 3. Chubb, EWE Baskets8.0 
 4. Leuer, Fraport SKY7.8 
 5. Sykes, Goettingen7.0 
 6. Ovcina, LTi 46ers6.8 
 7. Troutman, B.Mue.6.8 
 8. Elliott, s.Oliv.6.5 
 9. Davidson, Fraport6.4 
 10. Seward, Phoenix6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Jared JORDAN
  Telekom .
  (188-PG-84)
  Avg: 7.9
 1. Jordan, Telekom7.9 
 2. Holston, Art.Drag.5.8 
 3. Joyce, TBB Trier5.4 
 4. Brewer, Bremerha.5.4 
 5. Wood, ALBA5.1 
 6. Brown, EWE Baskets4.7 
 7. Hamann, B.Muenchen4.6 
 8. Gibson, Bayreuth4.5 
 9. Campbell, Walter T.4.3 
 10. Gavel, Brose B.3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Nate LINHART
  TBB Trier
  (201-F-86)
  Avg: 2
 1. Linhart, TBB Trier2.0 
 2. Dorris, EnBW L.1.9 
 3. Carter, Phoenix1.5 
 4. Wood, ALBA1.4 
 5. Holston, Art.Drag.1.4 
 6. Crowe, Phoenix1.4 
 7. Jacobson, s.Oliv.1.3 
 8. Tucker, Brose B.1.3 
 9. Bernard, LTi 46ers1.3 
 10. Kramer, s.Oliv.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Ekenechukwu IBEKWE
  Bayreuth
  (206-F-85)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Ibekwe, Bayreuth2.2 
 2. Slaughter, Brose B.2.0 
 3. Gaffney, Teleko.2.0 
 4. Looby, EnBW L.1.9 
 5. Pleiss, Brose B.1.6 
 6. King, Art.Dragons1.3 
 7. Boone, s.Oliver.1.2 
 8. Bryant, Ratiopharm1.0 
 9. Redding, Walter T.1.0 
 10. Davidson, Fraport1.0 


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  GREECE   


Div.B Stats Leaders
Greek B Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
1 Nikoloudis, Anagen. 22
1 Goggidis, Diagora. 18
3 Godopoulos, Koroivos 18
4 Mitsakis, Anagen. 17.20
5 Charismid. Aiolos 16.1
6 Nikolopoulos MENT 15.6
Rebounds Per Game
1 Charismid. Aiolos 9
2 Nikoloudis, Anagen. 7
3 Simeopoulos, Egaleo 7
4 Gkeros, Koroivos 7
5 Zarogiannis, Niki 7


B' Division: Round 10 - Results and Scorers - by Chris Mammides
During the 10th round of the exciting league of the second division we had some bad news as the team of Halkidona decided to leave the competition due to financial problems which doesn't allow the team to continue playing in the competition, so from now on all the opponents of Halkidona according to the program will get the win with 20-0.
In more analysis the results of the weekend were as follows:


Niki Volou - Irakleio 97-88
Quarters: 15-25, 39-49, 68-59, 97-88
A great comeback for Coach Zafeiroudis team and a total recall of the game in the second half as the home team got by surprice by the Cretans who were fatal as they couldn't keep the road win even though they reached the 21 points of difference at one point of the game.
Top scorers:
Niki Volou: Thymnios 14, Thanassis Koutinas 17 and 6 rebounds, Frousklias 13, Mistilaidis 13
Irakleio: Alexandros Petrakis (200-F-87) 20, Karalis 15, Papadopoulos 16, Harisis 19

Filathlitikos - MENT 76-75
Quarters: 26-18, 39-33, 47-53, 76-75

A great derby took place in Athens where the home team of Zivas beat at the end the team of Coach Hatzoulis wholost the chance to succeed a vital road win against one of the top teams in the competition. The comeback of teh home team at teh end and especially at the 4th period was enouhg to win the game in the point having as a top performer Christos Gikas (190-G-91) who eneded the game with 17 points, 4 rebounds, and 5 assists.
Top scorers:
Filathlitikos: Christos Gikas 17, Tsamatos 11, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 steals, Georgiadis 12 and 4 steals
MENT: Zigouras 12, Savas Chrysopoulos (200-F-89) 27, Pallis 17, 10 rebounds and 4 steals

Iraklis - Near East 81-66
Quarters: 17-19, 37-42, 66-51, 81-66

A vital victory over Near East was taken place in Ivanofeion melathron where the home team of coach Albanis succeeded its thrid victory in the league and is now facing the future with optimism. Neofytidis was the MVP of teh game and of the league for this 10th round as he did it all against Near East, not only he scored 23 points but he dashed down 12 rebounds, he had 4 assists and stole teh ball three times with one block shot.
Iraklis: Moullakis 10, Siopis 14, Petalotis 12, Karagiolidis 11, Lefteris Neofitidis (208-C-86) 23.
Near East: Pappas 14, Emmanouilidis 11, Themis Koupidis (198-G-84) 16

Aiolos Trikalon - Doukas 75-59
Quarters: 20-16, 37-31, 51-45, 75-59
An easy afternoon for the top seated team of Coach Tzimas as Doukas was competitive only for 16-17 minutes after that there was only one team in the court. Top performer for another game was no other than Tasos Charismidis (203-F-81) who is proving game by game that he belongs to the top leagues and not to the second division
Top scorers:
Aiolos Trikalon: Tasos Charismidis
21, Lepeniotis 13, Gioulekas 10, Triantafillou 10
Doukas: Giorgos Passalidis (200-G-87) 12, Papadionysiou 10

Koroivos - Anagennisi Flogas 85-74
Quarters: 26-14, 40-38, 57-54, 85-74

A vital home win was succeeded by the players of Coach Danis Eleftheriadis (197-F-89) who saw his trio scoring 57 points as Makris (17), Vangelis Gkeros (206-C-81) (25) and Godopoulos (15) were once more the backbone of their team. Especially Vangelis Gkeros is among the most improved players in the leageu no matter if he is 30 years old he is having one of his most solid and most mature seasons in Amaliada, this year and is reminding a lot his presentation in Egaleo last season but in a better version.
Top scorers:
Koroivos: Agapiadis 13, Godopoulos 15, Makris 17 and Vangelis Gkeros 25
Anagennisi Flogas: Aristo Nikoloudis (202-F-82) 25, Kirgiotis 16

Diagoras Rodou - Egaleo 73-63
Quarters: 18-11, 34-28, 48-40, 73-63

Diagoras is getting better and better each game so last weekend beat easily the team of Egaleo who took an early lead and was increasing it period to period with Denda in his best game since he arrived in the island as his 8 points and 8 rebounds is just a sample of waht to be expected from the young center in the future.
Top scorers:
Diagoras Rodou: Antonis Chrysis (195-F-90) 15, Gogidis 10, Kounoupis 11.

Egaleo: Tolias 11, Kostas Mubarak (192-G-88) 12

Aias Evosmou - Stratoni 81-70
Quarters: 23-13, 48-31, 60-50, 81-70

An easy afternoon for Coach Goumas team against Stratoni which seems to be one of the most unsteady teams of the legue as the one round can beat the top seated team and the next round can loose by the last seated team. Last weekend remain ten points behind from the first period until the very end without changing anything in the overall game.
Top scorers:
Aias Evosmou: Tzinopoulos 18, Melidis 17, Danis Eleftheriadis 23,
Stratoni:Pipiliaris 15, Panagiotis Kigmetoglou (200-F-85) 24

Agia Paraskevi - Halkidona 20-0




A2 Round 11: Panelefsiniakos beat Ermis Lagkada by three after a very close game - by Eurobasket News
The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with derby games and favorites losing the games.

The most exciting game of round 11 in the A2 took place in Lagadas. This derby game ended with only three-point home defeat of 9th ranked Ermis Lagkada (5-6) to first ranked Panelefsiniakos (9-2) 80-77 on Saturday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. The guests trailed by 6 points at the halftime before their 23-7 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Panelefsiniakos dominated on the defensive end, holding Ermis Lagkada to just 7 points in third quarter. Guard Thomas Nikou (185-G-79) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 12 points, 6 rebounds and 10 assists. Center Vasilis Giannoulakos (217-84) contributed with 16 points and 8 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) for the winners. Panelefsiniakos' coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Guard Spyros Kekelis (181-80) answered with 20 points and 5 assists for Ermis Lagkada. Panelefsiniakos have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They maintain first place with 9-2 record. Ermis Lagkada at the other side dropped to the eighth position with six games lost. They share it with 4 other teams. Panelefsiniakos are looking forward to face Ikaroi Serron (#4) in Serres in the next round. Ermis Lagkada will play on the road against AEK/Argous (#16) and is hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
An interesting game for Apollon Patras (8-3) which hosted in Patra 3rd placed Ikaroi Serron (7-4). Second ranked Apollon Patras had an easy win 85-57. It was a key game for the second position in the league. It was a great evening for naturalized Serbian swingman Vladimir Petrovic-Stergiou (198-77, agency: BeoExcell) who led his team to a victory scoring 16 points and 5 assists. Ivan Krolo helped adding 12 points and 7 rebounds. Guard Savvas Kaberidis (187-78) responded with 15 points and 4 assists. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Apollon Patras maintains second place with 8-3 record behind leader Panelefsiniakos, which they share with AEK. Ikaroi Serron lost their third game in a row. They dropped to the fourth position with four games lost. They share it with Lavrio. Apollon Patras will play against Perama Ermis (#9) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Ikaroi Serron will play against the league's leader Panelefsiniakos (#1) in Eleusina and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Bottom-ranked AEK/Argous is still unable to win any game. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their 11th consecutive match to fourth ranked AEK (8-3) 74-66 on Saturday evening. It was an exceptional evening for Vaggelis Sklavos who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 12 rebounds. Alex Stevovic came up with 16 points and 6 rebounds for AEK/Argous in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The victory was the seventh consecutive win for AEK. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Apollon Patras. AEK/Argous lost their eighth game in a row. They still closes the standings with 11 games lost. AEK will meet at home Lavrio (#5) in the next round. AEK/Argous will play against Ermis Lagkada (#10) in Lagadas and hopes to get finally their first victory.
A very interesting game took place in Athens. It ended with only one-point defeat on the road of higher ranked Pagrati (4-7) to fifteenth ranked Amyntas Dafnis (4-7) 82-81 in the fight for the thirteenth place. The best player for the winners was Leonidas Zoupas who scored 17 points and 5 assists. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Amyntas Dafnis moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with Pagrati and Periko/Arhelaos. Amyntas Dafnis' next round opponent will be higher ranked OFI (#7) in Heraklion and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Worth to mention about the upset in a game between OFI (6-5) and Doxa Lefkadas (5-6), which took place in Lefkadas. Higher ranked OFI lost to twelfth ranked Doxa Lefkadas in a road game 61-65 on Saturday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of OFI. Nikos Pettas orchestrated the victory by scoring 19 points. Doxa Lefkadas' coach allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Doxa Lefkadas moved-up to eighth place, which they share with 4 other teams. OFI at the other side, also newcomer in the league, dropped to the sixth position with five games lost. Doxa Lefkadas will face Periko/Arhelaos (#15) in Perikos in the next round and are hoping to win another game.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 11: Perama Ermis was smashed by Arkadikos on the road 92-73. Nea Kifisia destroyed Panerythraikos on its own court 78-53. Periko/Arhelaos unfortunately lost to Lavrio in a road game 67-77.
The most impressive performance of 11th round was 35 points (!!!) and 5 rebounds by Nikos Psileas of Lavrio.


Arkadikos - Perama Ermis 92-73

Everything could happen in Arkadia at the game between two tied teams. Both tenth ranked Arkadikos and 8th ranked Perama Ermis had identical 5-5 record. This time Arkadikos used a home court advantage and crushed the opponent from Perama 92-73 on Saturday night. The game was mostly controlled by Arkadikos. Perama Ermis was better in second period 22-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Arkadikos had a 28-17 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. Power forward Andronikos Gizogiannis (200-83, agency: FCM) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 16 rebounds and 5 assists. Guard Miron Papadakis (183-88) contributed with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 14 assists for the winners. Serbian-Slovenian forward Marko Milicevic (204-82) answered with 14 points and 6 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) and guard Nikos Michalos (192-77) added 13 points in the effort for Perama Ermis. Five Arkadikos and four Perama Ermis players scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Arkadikos (6-5) moved-up to sixth place, which they share with OFI. Newly promoted Perama Ermis keeps the eighth position with six games lost. Arkadikos will face Panerythraikos (#12) in New Eritrea in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Perama Ermis will play at home against the league's second-placed Apollon Patras (#2).
Top scorers:
Arkadikos: G.Kopsaftis 16+2reb+1ast, A.Gizogiannis 15+16reb+5ast, P.Ifantis 14+1reb+2ast, M.Papadakis 14+3reb+14ast, P.Kosanovic 13+5reb, S.Gizogiannis 11+6reb+1ast
Perama Ermis: M.Milicevic 14+6reb+1ast, N.Michalos 13+4reb+3ast, K.Paschalis 11+5reb+2ast, L.Skoutaris 10+5reb+4ast, D.Tsarouchas 10, D.Kapiniaris 9+2reb+3ast
gschID: 138406


Apollon Patras - Ikaroi Serron 85-57

An interesting game for Apollon Patras (8-3) which hosted in Patra 3rd placed Ikaroi Serron (7-4). Second ranked Apollon Patras had an easy win 85-57. It was a key game for the second position in the league. The game without a history. Apollon Patras led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Apollon Patras outrebounded Ikaroi Serron 34-23 including 25 on the defensive glass. It was a great evening for naturalized Serbian swingman Vladimir Petrovic-Stergiou (198-77, agency: BeoExcell) who led his team to a victory scoring 16 points and 5 assists. Croatian center Ivan Krolo (217-83) helped adding 12 points and 7 rebounds. Guard Savvas Kaberidis (187-78) responded with 15 points and 4 assists and power forward Evaggelis Margaritis (202-82) scored 13 points and 8 rebounds. Four Ikaroi Serron 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. Apollon Patras maintains second place with 8-3 record behind leader Panelefsiniakos, which they share with AEK. Ikaroi Serron lost their third game in a row. They dropped to the fourth position with four games lost. They share it with Lavrio. Apollon Patras will play against Perama Ermis (#9) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Ikaroi Serron will play against the league's leader Panelefsiniakos (#1) in Eleusina and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Apollon Patras: V.Petrovic-Stergiou 16+4reb+5ast, G.Petropoulos 13+1reb+1ast, G.Lianos 12+4reb, I.Krolo 12+7reb, D.Virijevic 10+1reb+1ast, N.Argyropoylos 9+5reb+3ast
Ikaroi Serron: S.Kaberidis 15+3reb+4ast, E.Margaritis 13+8reb, K.Totsios 12+1ast, F.Simeonidis 11+3reb, D.Chatziandreou 2, K.Pehlivanis 2+1reb+1ast
gschID: 138407


AEK/Argous - AEK 66-74

Bottom-ranked AEK/Argous is still unable to win any game. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their 11th consecutive match to fourth ranked AEK (8-3) 74-66 on Saturday evening. The guests trailed by 6 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 6-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 74-66. It was an exceptional evening for forward Vaggelis Sklavos (202-77) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 12 rebounds. Guard Fotis Vasilopoulos (187-86) accounted for 12 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for the winning side. Naturalized Serbian guard Alex Stevovic (191-90) came up with 16 points and 6 rebounds and Serbian guard Edi Sinadinovic (190-88) added 16 points respectively for AEK/Argous in the defeat. Four AEK/Argous players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The victory was the seventh consecutive win for AEK. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Apollon Patras. AEK/Argous lost their eighth game in a row. They still closes the standings with 11 games lost. AEK will meet at home Lavrio (#5) in the next round. AEK/Argous will play against Ermis Lagkada (#10) in Lagadas and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
AEK: V.Sklavos 21+12reb, F.Vasilopoulos 12+5reb+4ast, A.Falekas 11+1reb+3ast, A.Mantzaris 8+3reb+1ast, A.Siamandouras 8+4reb, N.Kourtis 8+3reb+1ast
AEK/Argous: A.Stevovic 16+6reb, E.Sinadinovic 16+3reb+3ast, D.Papantoniou 15+2reb+2ast, K.Maglos 14+8reb, G.Koukounias 4+7reb, G.Flevaris 1
gschID: 138402


Ermis Lagkada - Panelefsiniakos 77-80

The most exciting game of round 11 in the A2 took place in Lagadas. This derby game ended with only three-point home defeat of 9th ranked Ermis Lagkada (5-6) to first ranked Panelefsiniakos (9-2) 80-77 on Saturday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. The guests trailed by 6 points at the halftime before their 23-7 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Panelefsiniakos dominated on the defensive end, holding Ermis Lagkada to just 7 points in third quarter. Guard Thomas Nikou (185-79) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 12 points, 6 rebounds and 10 assists. Center Vasilis Giannoulakos (217-84) contributed with 16 points and 8 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) for the winners. Panelefsiniakos' coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Guard Spyros Kekelis (181-80) answered with 20 points and 5 assists and the former international guard Savvas Iliadis (192-79) added 12 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for Ermis Lagkada. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Panelefsiniakos have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They maintain first place with 9-2 record. Ermis Lagkada at the other side dropped to the eighth position with six games lost. They share it with 4 other teams. Panelefsiniakos are looking forward to face Ikaroi Serron (#4) in Serres in the next round. Ermis Lagkada will play on the road against AEK/Argous (#16) and is hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Panelefsiniakos: S.Magounis 17+4reb, V.Giannoulakos 16+8reb+1ast, G.Kyriakopoulos 13+3ast, T.Nikou 12+6reb+10ast, V.Balafas 8+4reb, C.Deligiannis 6+3reb
Ermis Lagkada: S.Kekelis 20+3reb+5ast, H.Plioukas 14+6reb+1ast, G.Anagnostopoulos 13+6reb+3ast, S.Iliadis 12+5reb+5ast, T.Onasoglou 8+1reb+2ast, S.Nisiotis 6+8reb
gschID: 138403


Amyntas Dafnis - Pagrati 82-81

A very interesting game took place in Athens. It ended with only one-point defeat on the road of higher ranked Pagrati (4-7) to fifteenth ranked Amyntas Dafnis (4-7) 82-81 in the fight for the thirteenth place. The best player for the winners was guard Leonidas Zoupas (182-82) who scored 17 points and 5 assists (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). Forward Dimitris Lolas (203-86, agency: FCM) chipped in a double-double by scoring 11 points and 12 rebounds. Four Amyntas Dafnis players scored in double figures. Center Apostolos Koutroulias (206-76) produced 19 points and 6 rebounds and guard Nikos Makris (188-79) added 17 points (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line) respectively for the guests. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Amyntas Dafnis moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with Pagrati and Periko/Arhelaos. Amyntas Dafnis' next round opponent will be higher ranked OFI (#7) in Heraklion and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Amyntas Dafnis: L.Zoupas 17+1reb+5ast, K.Vardavas 16+4reb+2ast, T.Vardianos 15+3reb+1ast, D.Lolas 11+12reb, S.Tsougarakis 8+3reb, G.Sourlis 7+4reb
Pagrati: A.Koutroulias 19+6reb, N.Makris 17+1reb+2ast, A.Raptis 12+4reb, G.Dimakos 10+2reb, A.Siristratidis 9+4reb+2ast, A.Sigounas 6+6reb+2ast
gschID: 138404


Nea Kifisia - Panerythraikos 78-53

There was a minor upset when higher ranked Panerythraikos (5-6) was smashed by thirteenth ranked Nea Kifisia (5-6) in Athens 78-53 on Saturday. The game without a history. Nea Kifisia led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Nea Kifisia forced 21 Panerythraikos turnovers. The former international guard Filippos Moschovitis (190-78) orchestrated the victory by scoring 20 points. Guard Savas Nikitakis (184-76) contributed with 17 points for the winners. Forward Tasos Kallianotis (193-83) answered with 17 points and 5 rebounds and forward Sotiris Katoufas (206-79) added 11 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Panerythraikos. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Nea Kifisia moved-up to eighth place, which they share with 4 other teams including defeated Panerythraikos. Nea Kifisia's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Athens to the arena Pagrati.
Top scorers:
Nea Kifisia: F.Moschovitis 20+2reb+3ast, S.Nikitakis 17+3reb, C.Petrodimopoulos 10+6reb+1ast, N.Kokkalis 9+2reb+4ast, T.Sioutis 6+6reb, D.Menoudakos 5+2reb+2ast
Panerythraikos: T.Kallianotis 17+5reb, S.Katoufas 11+7reb, T.Straganiotis 5+2ast, S.Kontoudis 5+2reb+2ast, V.Xiouras 5+2reb+1ast, K.Macheras 4+4reb+2ast
gschID: 138405


Doxa Lefkadas - OFI 65-61

Worth to mention about the upset in a game between OFI (6-5) and Doxa Lefkadas (5-6), which took place in Lefkadas. Higher ranked OFI lost to twelfth ranked Doxa Lefkadas in a road game 61-65 on Saturday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of OFI. The hosts trailed by 1 point after three quarters before their 17-12 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Guard Nikos Pettas (195-81) orchestrated the victory by scoring 19 points. Forward Vasilis Vagenas (202-80) contributed with 15 points for the winners. Doxa Lefkadas' coach allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Cypriot guard Andreas Sizopoulos (189-83) answered with 27 points and forward Alexis Bardas (189-81) added 14 points in the effort for OFI. Doxa Lefkadas moved-up to eighth place, which they share with 4 other teams. OFI at the other side, also newcomer in the league, dropped to the sixth position with five games lost. Doxa Lefkadas will face Periko/Arhelaos (#15) in Perikos in the next round and are hoping to win another game.
Top scorers:
Doxa Lefkadas: N.Pettas 19+4reb+1ast, V.Vagenas 15+4reb, V.Ekine 10+8reb, M.Pekovic 8+3reb+2ast, D.Rallis 7+1reb+6ast, K.Tsotsos 6+4reb
OFI: A.Sizopoulos 27+1reb+1ast, A.Bardas 14+2reb+1ast, S.Toutziarakis 8+5reb, K.Balafas 4+1reb, D.Lewis 4+3reb, D.Katiakos 4+5reb
gschID: 138400


Lavrio - Periko/Arhelaos 77-67

Very predictable result when sixth ranked Lavrio (7-4) won against at home 14th ranked Periko/Arhelaos (4-7) 77-67 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 1 point after three quarters before their 16-5 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Lavrio dominated on the defensive end, holding Periko/Arhelaos to just 5 points in fourth quarter. They also forced 22 Periko/Arhelaos turnovers. Forward Nikos Psileas (200-80) orchestrated the victory by scoring 35 points (!!!) and 5 rebounds (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line). Forward Giannis Kakiouzis (205-78) contributed with 14 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Four Lavrio players scored in double figures. Guard Symeon Ioakimidis (197-89) answered with 13 points and center Giannis Maltesios (206-85) added 13 points in the effort for Periko/Arhelaos. Lavrio moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Ikaroi Serron. Loser Periko/Arhelaos dropped to the thirteenth position with seven games lost. Lavrio will face higher ranked AEK (#3) in Athens in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Periko/Arhelaos will play at home against Doxa Lefkadas (#8).
Top scorers:
Lavrio: N.Psileas 35+5reb+3ast, G.Kakiouzis 14+6reb+1ast, V.Kounas 12+4reb+5ast, D.Giannakopoulos 10+4reb+4ast, P.Karvounis 2+1reb, M.Perakis 2+1reb+1ast
Periko/Arhelaos: S.Ioakimidis 13+4reb+2ast, G.Maltesios 13+3reb+3ast, T.Panaras 10+3reb, P.Martzos 9+5reb+1ast, K.Bechlivanis 9+3reb+5ast, D.Marmarinos 6+1reb
gschID: 138401




Stats Leaders - A1
Points Per Game
 Kosta CHARALAMPIDIS
  KAO.
  (189-G-76)
  Avg: 19.7
 1. Charalampidi., KAO.19.7 
 2. Roby, Peristeri GS18.7 
 3. Christmas, AGOR18.4 
 4. Tapoutos, Aris17.0 
 5. Kommatos, Marousi16.0 
 6. Baynes, Ikaros14.3 
 7. Spanoulis, Olympia.14.0 
 8. Gagaloudis, Marousi14.0 
 9. James, Aris14.0 
 10. Printezis, Olympi.13.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dimitris HARITOPOULOS
  Marousi
  (206-F/C-83)
  Avg: 8.8
 1. Haritopoulos, Maro.8.8 
 2. Baynes, Ikaros8.7 
 3. Stepheson, Panio.8.5 
 4. Giddens, PAOK6.8 
 5. Flowers, KAOD6.7 
 6. Tapoutos, Aris6.7 
 7. Goree, PAOK6.6 
 8. Scott, Peristeri GS6.2 
 9. Kommatos, Marousi6.2 
 10. Charissis, Koloss.6.1 
Assists Per Game
 Vasilis XANTHOPOULOS
  Panio.
  (187-G-84)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Xanthopoulos, Pani.5.8 
 2. Spanoulis, Olympia.5.4 
 3. Gagaloudis, Marousi5.3 
 4. Petroulas, Periste.5.0 
 5. Diamantidis, Panat.4.9 
 6. Charalampidi., KAO.4.7 
 7. Thompson, Ilysi.4.5 
 8. James, Aris4.1 
 9. Wright, AGOR4.0 
 10. Keys, Panionios3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Darryl THOMPSON
  Ilysi.
  (173-PG-85)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Thompson, Ilysi.2.4 
 2. Wright, AGOR1.7 
 3. Tsamis, Kolossos1.6 
 4. Diamantidis, Panat.1.6 
 5. Christmas, AGOR1.6 
 6. Tsaldaris, Aris1.4 
 7. James, Aris1.4 
 8. Logan, Panathin.1.4 
 9. Calathes, Panathin.1.3 
 10. Hatten, Kolossos1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Sam MULDROW
  Aris
  (205-F-)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Muldrow, Aris1.9 
 2. Hines, Olympiakos1.7 
 3. O''Bryant, Kavala1.6 
 4. Flowers, KAOD1.3 
 5. Giddens, PAOK1.3 
 6. Vougioukas, Panat.1.0 
 7. Zimic, Perister.1.0 
 8. Scott, Peristeri GS1.0 
 9. Johnson, Ikaros1.0 
 10. Charissis, Koloss.0.9 


Stats Leaders - A2
Points Per Game
 Nikos ARGYROPOYLOS
  Apollo.
  (188-G-78)
  Avg: 20
 1. Argyropoylos, Apol.20.0 
 2. Iliadis, Ermis L.19.7 
 3. Vasilopoulos, AEK18.8 
 4. Gizogiannis, Arkad.17.8 
 5. Totsios, Ikaroi S.17.7 
 6. Pettas, Doxa L.17.1 
 7. Sinadinovic, AEK/A.17.0 
 8. Psileas, Lavrio17.0 
 9. Bardas, OFI16.5 
 10. Magounis, Panele.16.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dimitris LOLAS
  Amyntas .
  (203-F-86)
  Avg: 8.8
 1. Lolas, Amyntas8.8 
 2. Toutziarakis, OFI8.3 
 3. Gizogiannis, Arkad.8.2 
 4. Macheras, Panery.8.1 
 5. Maglos, AE.8.1 
 6. Sklavos, AEK7.9 
 7. Kakiouzis, Lavrio7.4 
 8. Margaritis, Ikaroi7.4 
 9. Krolo, Apollon Pat.7.2 
 10. Bracey, Pagrati6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Miron PAPADAKIS
  Arkad.
  (183-G-88)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Papadakis, Arkad.7.5 
 2. Zoupas, Amyntas5.7 
 3. Koronidis, Perama5.5 
 4. Kaberidis, Ikaroi5.3 
 5. Makris, Pagrati5.0 
 6. Nikou, Panelefs.4.8 
 7. Vasilopoulos, AEK4.7 
 8. Argyropoylos, Apol.4.1 
 9. Panagakis, OFI4.1 
 10. Kekelis, Ermis L.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Evaggelis MARGARITIS
  Ikaroi S.
  (202-F/C-82)
  Avg: 2
 1. Margaritis, Ikaroi2.0 
 2. Vasilopoulos, AEK1.8 
 3. Iliadis, Ermis L.1.7 
 4. Kopsaftis, Arkad.1.6 
 5. Anagnostopou., Erm.1.6 
 6. Pettas, Doxa L.1.6 
 7. Magounis, Panele.1.6 
 8. Kallianotis, Paner.1.6 
 9. Totsios, Ikaroi S.1.5 
 10. Pekovic, Doxa L.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Christos PETRODIMOPOULOS
  Nea K.
  (209-C/F-80)
  Avg: 1
 1. Petrodimopou., Nea1.0 
 2. Libaris-P., Doxa L.1.0 
 3. Bracey, Pagrati1.0 
 4. Toutziarakis, OFI1.0 
 5. Krolo, Apollon Pat.0.8 
 6. Katoufas, Panery.0.8 
 7. Psileas, Lavrio0.7 
 8. Katiakos, OFI0.6 
 9. Anagnostopou., Erm.0.6 
 10. Vagenas, Doxa L.0.6 


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


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


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Standings - Eredivisie
Eredivisie Standings
 1. Groningen 8-3 
 2. Den Bosch 8-3 
 3. Leiden 7-4 
 4. Leeuwarden 7-5 
 5. Zwolle 7-5 
 6. Nijmegen 6-5 
 7. Rotterdam 2-11 
 8. Weert 1-10 


Stats Leaders - Eredivisie
Points Per Game
 Lance JETER
  Leeuwarden
  (190-G-)
  Avg: 18.8
 1. Jeter, Leeuwarden18.8 
 2. Sally, Rotterdam18.5 
 3. Anderson, Weert17.9 
 4. Acker, Nijmegen16.9 
 5. Humphrey, Nijmegen16.8 
 6. Hargrove, Nijmegen16.1 
 7. Wesby, Groningen15.3 
 8. Adako, Leeuwarden15.2 
 9. Boxley, Leiden14.5 
 10. Wells, Zwolle14.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Yamene COLEMAN
  Weert
  (206-C-86)
  Avg: 9.5
 1. Coleman, Weert9.5 
 2. Sanchez, Leeuw.8.7 
 3. Robinson, Zwolle8.4 
 4. Bekkering, Nijme.7.4 
 5. Van Paassen, Den6.8 
 6. de Randamie, Groni.6.4 
 7. Wyatt, Groningen6.3 
 8. van Kempen, Weert6.3 
 9. Humphrey, Nijmegen6.3 
 10. Wesley, Den Bosch6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Robbie HARMAN
  Weert
  (185-G-88)
  Avg: 4.9
 1. Harman, Weert4.9 
 2. Turner, Den Bosch4.7 
 3. Anderson, Weert4.6 
 4. Jeter, Leeuwarden4.2 
 5. Acker, Nijmegen4.0 
 6. Bell, Groningen3.6 
 7. Wells, Zwolle3.3 
 8. de Randamie, Groni.3.1 
 9. Mladenovic, Rotte.2.8 
 10. Slagter, Leiden2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Robbie HARMAN
  Weert
  (185-G-88)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Harman, Weert2.7 
 2. Huffman, Zwolle2.7 
 3. Gonzalvez, Den B.2.4 
 4. Wesley, Den Bosch1.9 
 5. de Jong, Leiden1.9 
 6. Turner, Den Bosch1.8 
 7. Wells, Zwolle1.8 
 8. Jones, Rotterdam1.8 
 9. Anderson, Weert1.8 
 10. Dourisseau, Groni.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Ross BEKKERING
  Nijme.
  (203-F-85)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Bekkering, Nijme.1.6 
 2. Wyatt, Groningen1.5 
 3. Minter, Weert1.1 
 4. Wesley, Den Bosch1.0 
 5. Poels, Leeuwarden0.9 
 6. Boxley, Leiden0.9 
 7. Maddox, Zwolle0.9 
 8. Wells, Zwolle0.7 
 9. Kennedy, Leiden0.7 
 10. Aarts, Nijmegen0.7 


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Jonathan Levy signed for the rest of the season - by Levente Szabo
Jonathan Levy (193-G-82, college: CS San Bernar.)s tryout period with Naturtex-SZTE-Szedeak Szeged expired this week and the team decided to keep the American guard till the end of the season.

Jonathan came to Hungary at the end of October and joined the team while they stand with 0-4 winless in the Hungarian League. This past month he got the chance to prove his qualities as he played 34 minutes a game. Jonathan Levy (193-G-82, college: CS San Bernar.) showed steady performances and he helped his team with 15.2ppg, 4.8rpg, 3.2apg and 2spg to improve their record to 3-6 which means they won 3 games out of 5. With the American guard on board coach Fodor's team seems to be a playoff contender and today they will have a great chance to prove that as they will play on the road against the 7th ranked Kaposvar.



Damian Saunders leaves FS Debrecen for the NBA - by Levente Szabo
Rookie forward Damian Saunders (200-F-88, college: Duquesne) joined Factum Sport Debrecen 3 weeks ago but right now he will slip away to pursue his dream. The all-around forward got a training camp invite from the Houston Rockets and he already left Hungary this morning.

Damian touched only 2 times the floor for Factum Sport Debrecen. In his debut game he played 28 minutes and scored 4 points, grabbed 4 rebounds and had 3 steals in the loss against Kaposvari KK. Just three days ago in his second game he played 35 minutes and had 14 points, 11 rebounds and 5 steals and helped his team to beat Marso NYKK 94-76.

The management of the team is very happy and proud that an NBA-team signed one of their players but at the same time they are facing difficulties as they will have to find a replacement very fast. Considering that their other import Kenny Izzo broke his hand and will be out for at least 2 months the outlook for the team isn't too bright.



Jones and Johson left Hungary - by Tamas Deri
American big man Jonathan Jones (211-C-79, agency: TSS Management) just used his step-out clause and left the newcomer team of the Hungarian First Division. The 211 cm tall Jones played 9 games for the team averaging 20.2 points and 12.8 rebounds in 34.8 minutes on the court. He signed a contract in Vietnam and will spend the rest of the season in Asia.
American guard Kejuan Johnson (193-G-85, agency: TSS Management, college: Long Beach St.) arrived only some weeks ago to the country and agreed a contract with a tryout period. The 193 cm tall guard helped the team in 3 games with 16.3 points, 4.7 rebounds and 4.0 assist per game, but decided to leave the team and moved to Lebanon where he will finish the season.


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


Stats Leaders - SerieA
Points Per Game
 Von WAFER
  Vanoli CR
  (196-G-85)
  Avg: 20.1
 1. Wafer, Vanoli CR20.1 
 2. Smith, Pepsi C.18.1 
 3. Pullen, Angelico BI17.4 
 4. Collins, Pepsi C.16.6 
 5. Coleman, Angelico.16.3 
 6. Datome, Lottomat.16.1 
 7. Dean, Sidigas AV15.8 
 8. Diawara, Cimberio.15.4 
 9. Diener, Banco d.15.3 
 10. Sanikidze, CS Bo.14.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Viktor SANIKIDZE
  CS Bo.
  (203-F-86)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Sanikidze, CS Bo.10.2 
 2. Homan, CS Bologna10.0 
 3. Brunner, Fabi Shoes9.6 
 4. Johnson, Sidigas9.3 
 5. Adrien, Benetton9.0 
 6. Ivanov, Fabi Shoes8.6 
 7. Smith, Pepsi C.8.1 
 8. Chiotti, Novip.7.7 
 9. Amoroso, Banca T.7.3 
 10. Hunter, Banco d.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Andre COLLINS
  Pepsi C.
  (183-PG-82)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Collins, Pepsi C.6.4 
 2. Green, Sidigas AV6.1 
 3. Diener, Banco d.5.4 
 4. Stipcevic, Cimberi.5.1 
 5. Cook, Armani MI4.5 
 6. Mordente, Lottoma.4.0 
 7. McIntyre, CS Bo.3.9 
 8. Brown, Banca T.3.8 
 9. Pullen, Angelico BI3.7 
 10. Zoroski, Fabi Sho.3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Aubrey COLEMAN
  Angelico.
  (193-G-87)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Coleman, Angelico.3.5 
 2. Hackett, Scavolin.2.6 
 3. Hosley, Banco d.2.5 
 4. Pullen, Angelico BI2.5 
 5. Jones, Scavolini PS2.4 
 6. Bowers, Umana V.2.3 
 7. Collins, Pepsi C.2.1 
 8. Johnson, Sidigas2.0 
 9. Poeta, CS Bologna2.0 
 10. Temple, Novipiu CM2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Marco CUSIN
  Scavolini PS
  (211-C-85)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Cusin, Scavolini PS1.6 
 2. Hunter, Banco d.1.3 
 3. Crosariol, Lottoma.1.2 
 4. Shermadini, Bennet1.2 
 5. Szewczyk, Umana V.1.1 
 6. Summers, Montepas.1.0 
 7. Lavrinovic, Montep.0.8 
 8. Adrien, Benetton0.8 
 9. Ress, Montepaschi0.8 
 10. Brunner, Fabi Sho.0.8 


Stats Leaders - Lega2
Points Per Game
 Austin FREEMAN
  MarcoPol.
  (190-G-89)
  Avg: 24.1
 1. Freeman, MarcoPol.24.1 
 2. Marigney, Givova S.21.6 
 3. Hardy, Giorgio21.1 
 4. Teague, S.Antimo20.0 
 5. Voskuil, Morpho B.17.9 
 6. Maggioli, Fileni B.17.7 
 7. Robinson, Trenkwal.17.7 
 8. Klobucar, Assi Ost.17.7 
 9. McConnell, Fileni17.6 
 10. Taylor, Trenkwal.17.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 James THOMAS
  Givova S.
  (203-F/C-80)
  Avg: 10.6
 1. Thomas, Givova S.10.6 
 2. Easley, MarcoPol.9.1 
 3. Diliegro, Assi Ost.8.8 
 4. Anderson, Morpho B.8.6 
 5. Maggioli, Fileni B.8.2 
 6. Borovnjak, Enel B.7.7 
 7. Baldassarre, Bianc.7.4 
 8. Ghersetti, Centra.6.8 
 9. Chiacig, Trenkwald.6.8 
 10. Brooks, Fileni BPA6.7 
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. Whiting, Aget Imola4.0 
 5. Green, Sigma B.3.8 
 6. Blizzard, Biancobl.3.4 
 7. Rowe, Prima Veroli3.3 
 8. Goldwire, Centra.3.3 
 9. Kelley, Biancobl.2.9 
 10. Hoover, Fileni BPA2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Nikola RADULOVIC
  Givova S.
  (207-F-73)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Radulovic, Givova3.2 
 2. West, Tezenis3.0 
 3. Marigney, Givova S.3.0 
 4. Rowe, Prima Veroli2.8 
 5. Thompson, Centra.2.7 
 6. Blizzard, Biancobl.2.6 
 7. McConnell, Fileni2.6 
 8. Boscagin, Tezeni.2.4 
 9. Robinson, Trenkwal.2.3 
 10. Hunter, Enel Brin.2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Michele MAGGIOLI
  Fileni B.
  (212-C-77)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Maggioli, Fileni B.1.7 
 2. Trapani, MarcoPol.1.3 
 3. Thomas, Givova S.1.0 
 4. Renzi, Tezenis0.9 
 5. Cervi, Trenkwalder0.9 
 6. Busma, Centrale.0.8 
 7. West, Tezenis0.7 
 8. Brkic, Prima Veroli0.7 
 9. Edwards, Tezenis0.7 
 10. Baldassarre, Bian.0.7 


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


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  KOSOVO   


Three clashes of Round 12 to be played tonight - by Dren Shporta
Sigal Prishtina this afternoon is visiting Kolegji Univers in the Round 12 opening game. Champions have won the first match against college boys (82:65) and should have no problems in tonights clash. Since then champions are strengthened with Ulug Kacaniku and Marcus Smallwood. In the other hand, Dritero Sefajas boys, will try to play their game, to show their best against champions. Kolegji Univers against Sigal Prishtina will start from 16:00 at Bardhosh, Universs court.

The other game that is in program today will be played in Prizren. Bashkimi hosts Kosova from Vushtrri, the team that has surprised Kolegji Univers last week. Bashkimi has signed between these gameweeks Fisnik Juniku, from Futura. While Kosova, is lying all its force to Besnik Azemis show in the match. The match will be played at Sezair Surroi court with first whistle at 18:00.

The last clash of today is between the teams from the bottom of the classification Futura and Drita. But this time there is a different situation. Jeton Nixha s team has been strengthened in midweek with two American players Brandon Ward and Darrin Williams. It will be very hard for Drita this time. The first clash between these two teams ended in Dritas favor, 106:84. The game will be played in Prishtina, starting at 18:00 hrs.



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  LATVIA   


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


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Courtney SIMS
  VEF Riga
  (211-C-83)
  Avg: 26.3
 1. Sims, VEF Riga26.3 
 2. Kalve, Valmiera20.2 
 3. Mayo, Liepaja18.3 
 4. Krumins, Jelgava18.1 
 5. Peiners, LU17.9 
 6. Ozols, Jurmala17.9 
 7. Lucas, Valmiera17.2 
 8. Young, Ventspils16.8 
 9. Mediss, Turiba15.7 
 10. Bertans, VEF Riga14.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ervins JONATS
  Jurmala
  (199-F-91)
  Avg: 9.5
 1. Jonats, Jurmala9.5 
 2. Sims, VEF Riga9.0 
 3. Berzins, VEF Riga8.6 
 4. Dargais, LU8.3 
 5. Mednis, Turiba8.2 
 6. Rozitis, Valmiera8.0 
 7. Andriukaitis, Liep.7.0 
 8. Kalve, Valmiera7.0 
 9. Willard, Ventspils7.0 
 10. Duselis, Jelgava6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Josh MAYO
  Liepaja
  (182-G-87)
  Avg: 5
 1. Mayo, Liepaja5.0 
 2. Lucas, Valmiera4.6 
 3. Coders, Jurmala4.0 
 4. Strelnieks, Ventsp.3.7 
 5. Janicenoks, VEF R.3.6 
 6. Perry, VEF Riga3.5 
 7. Lejasmeiers, Vents.3.3 
 8. Kravcenko, Liepaja3.2 
 9. Valters, VEF Riga3.0 
 10. Millage, VEF Riga2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Curtis MILLAGE
  VEF Riga
  (185-G-81)
  Avg: 3
 1. Millage, VEF Riga3.0 
 2. Janicenoks, VEF R.2.6 
 3. Peiners, LU2.1 
 4. Osins, LU1.8 
 5. Gray, Ventspils1.8 
 6. Perry, VEF Riga1.7 
 7. Kosuskins, Jurmala1.6 
 8. Davis, Valmiera1.5 
 9. Virsis, Valmiera1.5 
 10. Mayo, Liepaja1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Kaspars BERZINS
  VEF Riga
  (213-F/C-85)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Berzins, VEF Riga1.4 
 2. Rozitis, Valmiera1.2 
 3. Ozols, Jurmala1.2 
 4. Jonats, Jurmala1.1 
 5. Cain, VEF Riga1.0 
 6. Dukulis, Liepaja0.8 
 7. Gromovs, U180.7 
 8. Kavaliauskas, VEF0.7 
 9. Sims, VEF Riga0.7 
 10. Duselis, Jelgava0.6 


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


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  LITHUANIA   


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


Best players of NKL round 19 - by Eurobasket News
Talented international center Julius Jucikas (205-C-89) had an amazing evening in the last round for ABRO-Univ. and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com NKL Player of the Week award for round 19.
The 22-year old center had the game-high 22 points adding eight rebounds for ABRO-Univ. in his team's victory, helping them to beat Gargzdai (5-14) 78-73. The game was not the highest importance and did not have significant influence on the top of the standings. ABRO-Univ. is placed at 15th position in NKL. 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. ABRO-Univ. have already lost 14 games and recorded just five victories. It's Jucikas' second year at ABRO-Univ. and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Jucikas has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (6th best: 17.3ppg), rebounds (9th best: 7.6rpg) and averages solid 1.4bpg and 65.6% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was young former international forward Vaidas Kariniauskas (198-F-93) of Zalgiris-Sabonio. Kariniauskas impressed basketball fans with 28 points, 4 rebounds and 7 assists. Bad luck as Zalgiris-Sabonio lost that game 72-84 to slightly higher-ranked Radviliskis (#1, 13-6). It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Zalgiris-Sabonio still maintains its place in the top 3 of the standings, even despite this loss. His team's 12-7 record is not bad at all. Kariniauskas is one of the most experienced players at Zalgiris-Sabonio and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

The third best performed player last round was former international swingman Vaidotas Jatulevicius (194-G/F-88) of second-ranked Delikatesas. Jatulevicius scored 25 points. Despite Jatulevicius' great performance Delikatesas lost 84-86 to the lower-ranked Statyba (#9, 10-9). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing Delikatesas needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 13 victories and 6 lost games. Jatulevicius has a very solid season. In 19 games in Lithuania he scored 13.1ppg. He also has 5.1rpg and FGP: 52.2%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Julius Kazakauskas (197-F-90) of Nafta Universitetas - 22 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Audrius Mineikis (201-F-77) of Radviliskis - 21 points, 15 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Paulius Vaitiekunas (208-C-87) of Triobet - 15 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Martynas Linkevicius (197-F-85) of Triobet - 26 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Marius Pociukonis (189-G-82) of S.Marciulionio - 22 points, 2 rebounds and 5 assists
9. Audrius Maneikis (203-F-84) of Meresta - 15 points, 12 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Viktoras Chodosovskis (200-F-89) of Nafta Universitetas - 18 points, 6 rebounds and 5 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)


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


Stats Leaders - LKL
Points Per Game
 Povilas BUTKEVICIUS
  Rudupis
  (203-F-87)
  Avg: 18.7
 1. Butkevicius, Rudup.18.7 
 2. Valanciunas, Lietu.16.8 
 3. Urbonas, Juventus16.3 
 4. Benn, Naglis Palan.15.8 
 5. Lowe, Kedainiai14.4 
 6. Pakamanis, Juven.14.4 
 7. Hughes, Pieno Z.13.9 
 8. Orelikas, Rudupis13.4 
 9. Johnson, Naglis P.13.4 
 10. Seibutis, Lietuv.13.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dane JOHNSON
  Naglis P.
  (208-C-86)
  Avg: 11
 1. Johnson, Naglis P.11.0 
 2. Butkevicius, Rudup.9.1 
 3. Petrukonis, Juven.7.6 
 4. Benn, Naglis Palan.7.4 
 5. Adomaitis, Kedaini.7.3 
 6. McClure, Kedainiai7.3 
 7. Onuaku, Neptunas7.0 
 8. Pakamanis, Juven.6.8 
 9. Katelynas, Lietuv.6.6 
 10. Matulionis, Techa.6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Rashaun BROADUS
  Siauliai
  (183-PG-84)
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Broadus, Siauliai5.4 
 2. Kalnietis, Zalgiris5.3 
 3. Dainys, Neptunas5.0 
 4. Rice, Lietuvos.4.8 
 5. Ezerskis, Techasas4.8 
 6. Maceina, Juventus4.5 
 7. Peciukeviciu., Sak.4.3 
 8. Rinkevicius, Nagli.3.8 
 9. Janavicius, Baltai3.7 
 10. Orelikas, Rudupis3.4 
Steals Per Game
 TreVon HUGHES
  Pieno Z.
  (183-PG-87)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Hughes, Pieno Z.2.8 
 2. Lowe, Neptunas2.3 
 3. Seibutis, Lietuv.2.1 
 4. Broadus, Siauliai2.0 
 5. Collins, Zalgiris2.0 
 6. Dainys, Neptunas1.8 
 7. Kelys, Pieno Z.1.8 
 8. Benn, Naglis Palan.1.8 
 9. Weems, Zalgiris1.7 
 10. Sirvydis, Sakalai1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Jonas VALANCIUNAS
  Lietuv.
  (210-C-92)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Valanciunas, Lietu.2.8 
 2. Morgan, Pieno Z.1.5 
 3. Staniulis, Techasas1.4 
 4. Johnson, Naglis P.1.4 
 5. Samardziski, Lietu.1.3 
 6. Kairys, Pieno Z.1.2 
 7. Butkevicius, Rudup.1.1 
 8. Petrukonis, Juven.1.1 
 9. Barnes, Kedainiai1.0 
 10. Matulionis, Techa.0.9 


Stats Leaders - NKL
Points Per Game
 Sarunas VINGELIS
  LKKA-.
  (192-G-89)
  Avg: 22.8
 1. Vingelis, LKKA-.22.8 
 2. Uzkuraitis, Delika.22.8 
 3. Rakauskas, Radvili.20.2 
 4. Maneikis, Meresta19.1 
 5. Lengvinas, Nafta18.2 
 6. Jucikas, AB.17.2 
 7. Gudaitis, Gargzdai17.0 
 8. Sragauskis, LKKA-.16.6 
 9. Brown, Mazeikiai16.5 
 10. Mineikis, Radvili.16.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Arturas GUDAITIS
  Gargzdai
  (208-C-93)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Gudaitis, Gargzdai10.8 
 2. Mineikis, Radvilis.9.4 
 3. Ambrulaitis, Ezeru.9.1 
 4. Urbonas, LK.8.3 
 5. Jogela, Zalgir.7.9 
 6. Vaitiekunas, Triob.7.8 
 7. Ramanauskas, Radvi.7.7 
 8. Kumpys, Nafta U.7.7 
 9. Kazakauskas, Naft.7.6 
 10. Pikalavicius, Del.7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Paulius MALASAUSKAS
  LKKA-.
  (190-G-91)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Malasauskas, LKKA.5.8 
 2. Razutis, Silute5.3 
 3. Semaska, Perla.4.8 
 4. Vileita, Perla.4.6 
 5. Varanauskas, Stat.4.6 
 6. Vasiliauskas, Trio.4.5 
 7. Kvedaraviciu., Del.4.5 
 8. Artamonov, Meresta4.4 
 9. Kuklierius, Mating.4.4 
 10. Kurauskas, AB.4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Tauras JOGELA
  Zalgir.
  (201-F-93)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Jogela, Zalgir.2.7 
 2. Slivka, Meresta2.6 
 3. Razutis, Silute2.5 
 4. Brown, Mazeikiai2.1 
 5. Vileita, Perla.2.1 
 6. Uzkuraitis, Delika.2.0 
 7. Krivonis, Matinga-.1.9 
 8. Rauktys, Radvilisk.1.9 
 9. Venskus, Nafta U.1.9 
 10. Paliukenas, S.Mar.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Tomas URBONAS
  LK.
  (214-C-92)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Urbonas, LK.3.5 
 2. Gudaitis, Gargzdai1.7 
 3. Jucikas, AB.1.4 
 4. Vaitiekunas, Triob.1.3 
 5. Pupinis, Matinga-.1.2 
 6. Gvazdaitis, Mating.1.1 
 7. Ramanauskas, Sil.1.1 
 8. Krestinin, S.Marc.1.1 
 9. Vorotnikovas, Trio.0.9 
 10. Kaubrys, Silute0.9 


NKL Round 20: Delikatesas keep a leadership position - by Eurobasket News
The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Delikatesas as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Delikatesas defeated 7th ranked Mazeikiai in Joniskis 72-66. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Mazeikiai. The hosts trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 33-25 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Guard Aivaras Kvedaravicius (184-G-88) orchestrated the victory by scoring 17 points and 4 assists. Forward Mindaugas Keras (200-85) contributed with 6 points and 17 rebounds for the winners. point guard Mindaugas Stasys (180-86) replied with 18 points for Mazeikiai. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Mazeikiai at the other side dropped to the ninth place with ten games lost. They share the position with Matinga-Juod.. Mazeikiai will play next round against Triobet trying to get back on the winning streak. Delikatesas will try to continue on its current victory against eleventh ranked Ezerunas-Karys in Moletai.
Leading Radviliskis (13-7) recorded its seventh loss at the home court. Hosts were edged by eleventh ranked Matinga-Juod. (10-10) 82-79. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Aurimas Birgelis (190-88) who helped to win the game recording 16 points, 6 rebounds, 8 assists and 4 steals and Karolis Pupinis who added 14 points and 10 rebounds during the contest. Guard Tomas Rakauskas (184-81) responded with 30 points. Matinga-Juod. moved-up to ninth place, which they share with Mazeikiai. Radviliskis at the other side dropped to the second position with seven games lost. They share it with Nafta Universitetas. Matinga-Juod. will play against ABRO-Universitetas (#15) in Siauliai in the next round where they are favorite. Radviliskis will play on the road against Meresta (#12) in Pakruojis and hopes to get back on the winning track.
An interesting game was also a 17-point tough home defeat of 6th ranked Triobet in a game in Jonava versus LKKA-Atletas (#5) 86-69. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Triobet. The winners were led by Vidmantas Sragauskis who scored that evening 24 points and 6 rebounds. Even 17 points and 5 rebounds by Henrikas Vorotnikovas did not help to save the game for Triobet. Triobet's coach Kestutis Narusevicius rotated twelve players seeing no chance for a win. LKKA-Atletas (12-8) moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Zalgiris-Sabonio. Loser Triobet keeps the sixth position with nine games lost. They share it with Perlas-MRU and Statyba. LKKA-Atletas' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Kaunas Zalgiris-Sabonio.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Zalgiris-Sabonio (12-8) against eighth ranked Perlas-MRU (11-9) on Saturday night. Visiting Zalgiris-Sabonio was crushed by Perlas-MRU in Vilnius 109-78. The best player for the winners was Antanas Udras who had a double-double by scoring 24 points and 12 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. Perlas-MRU moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Triobet and Statyba. Zalgiris-Sabonio at the other side dropped to the fourth position with eight games lost. Perlas-MRU's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Nafta Universitetas in Klaipeda and it may be quite challenging game. Zalgiris-Sabonio's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Kaunas to the arena LKKA-Atletas.
Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Meresta (9-11) and S.Marciulionio (7-13), which took place in . Higher ranked Meresta lost to fourteenth ranked S.Marciulionio in a road game 73-83 on Saturday. Martynas Paliukenas orchestrated the victory by scoring 13 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. S.Marciulionio maintains fourteenth position with 7-13 record. Meresta lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the eleventh place with 11 games lost. S.Marciulionio will face higher ranked Statyba (#8) in Vilnius in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 20: bottom-ranked Gargzdai was smashed by Ezerunas-Karys on the road 72-46. Silute lost to Nafta Universitetas on its own court 85-92. Statyba managed to outperform ABRO-Univ. in Vilnius 88-74.


Ezerunas-Karys - Gargzdai 72-46

No shocking result in a game when twelfth ranked Ezerunas-Karys (9-11) crushed bottom-ranked Gargzdai-Bremena (5-15) in Moletai 72-46 on Saturday. The game without a history. Ezerunas-Karys led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Ezerunas-Karys outrebounded Gargzdai-Bremena 44-28 including a 30-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. Forward Raimondas Ambrulaitis (199-82) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 16 rebounds. Swingman Benas Steponenas (195-83) contributed with 23 points for the winners. Four Ezerunas-Karys players scored in double figures. Ezerunas-Karys' coach Mindaugas Kildisius felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Forward Renatas Jonelis (201-84) replied with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 11 rebounds and forward Marius Grigaitis (196) added 12 points in the effort for Gargzdai-Bremena. Ezerunas-Karys moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with Meresta. Gargzdai-Bremena at the other side, also newcomer in the league, stay at the bottom position with 15 games lost. Ezerunas-Karys will face league's leader Delikatesas in Joniskis in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Gargzdai-Bremena will play at home against Silute (#13).
Top scorers:
Gargzdai: R.Jonelis 14+11reb+1ast, M.Grigaitis 12+3reb+1ast, P.Jacikas 5+3reb+1ast, T.Mazelis 4+2reb+2ast, L.Lucinskas 3+3reb, R.Biliartas 3+3reb
Ezerunas-Karys: B.Steponenas 23+4reb, M.Kugauda 12+5reb+4ast, R.Ambrulaitis 11+16reb+2ast, A.Slezas 10+4reb+1ast, P.Lescinskas 7+4reb, E.Narusis 5+1ast
gschID: 148423


S.Marciulionio - Meresta 83-73

Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Meresta (9-11) and S.Marciulionio (7-13), which took place in . Higher ranked Meresta lost to fourteenth ranked S.Marciulionio in a road game 73-83 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by S.Marciulionio. Meresta was better in third quarter 25-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. S.Marciulionio forced 19 Meresta turnovers and outrebounded them 45-28 including 18 on the offensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Point guard Martynas Paliukenas (178-93) orchestrated the victory by scoring 13 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Forward Vaidas Trepocka (200-80, agency: Court Side) contributed with 17 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Center Deividas Keburys (200-90) replied with 19 points and 5 steals and guard Liudas Radavicius (188-88) added 13 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Meresta. Five S.Marciulionio and four Meresta players scored in double figures. S.Marciulionio maintains fourteenth position with 7-13 record. Meresta lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the eleventh place with 11 games lost. S.Marciulionio will face higher ranked Statyba (#8) in Vilnius in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
Top scorers:
Meresta: D.Keburys 19+3reb+1ast, L.Radavicius 13+5reb+2ast, S.Raziulis 11+3reb+3ast, A.Galkauskas 10+4reb, A.Maneikis 8+6reb+2ast, S.Slivka 6+1ast
S.Marciulionio: V.Trepocka 17+6reb, J.Elvikis 13+3reb+5ast, M.Paliukenas 13+5reb+6ast, N.Varnelis 12+9reb+1ast, O.Olisevicius 11+10reb+2ast, T.Lekunas 10+8reb+1ast
gschID: 148419


Silute - Nafta Universitetas 85-92

Very expected game when 13th ranked Silute (8-12) lost at home to fourth ranked Nafta Universitetas (13-7) 92-85 on Saturday. Silute was trailing by 5 points at halftime but managed to get 5-point lead after three quarters before a 16-11 charge of Nafta Universitetas, which allowed them to win the game. They also forced 27 Silute turnovers. Silute was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Guard Modestas Kumpys (191-91) orchestrated the victory by scoring 24 points and 5 rebounds. Forward Julius Kazakauskas (197-90) contributed with 8 points and 15 rebounds for the winners. Guard Ignas Razutis (185-87) replied with a double-double by scoring 10 points, 14 rebounds and 8 assists and guard Vitalis Pancerevas (183-87, college: Weatherford JC) added 19 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for Silute. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Nafta Universitetas have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Radviliskis. Loser Silute keeps the thirteenth position with 12 games lost. Nafta Universitetas will face Perlas-MRU (#6) in Vilnius in the next round. Silute will play on the road against Gargzdai-Bremena (#16).
Top scorers:
Silute: A.Kaubrys 23+4reb, V.Pancerevas 19+7reb+5ast, E.Ramanauskas 16+6reb, I.Razutis 10+14reb+8ast, A.Cizikas 8+4reb+2ast, R.Brencius 7+9reb+3ast
Nafta Universitetas: M.Kumpys 24+5reb+1ast, E.Lengvinas 16+3reb+2ast, H.Venskus 15+6reb+4ast, D.Anuzis 13+5reb+4ast, V.Chodosovskis 11+2reb, J.Kazakauskas 8+15reb+3ast
gschID: 148420


Delikatesas - Mazeikiai 72-66

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Delikatesas as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Delikatesas defeated 7th ranked Mazeikiai in Joniskis 72-66. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Mazeikiai. The hosts trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 33-25 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Guard Aivaras Kvedaravicius (184-88) orchestrated the victory by scoring 17 points and 4 assists. Forward Mindaugas Keras (200-85) contributed with 6 points and 17 rebounds for the winners. point guard Mindaugas Stasys (180-86) replied with 18 points and forward Janas Jurgo (200-83) added 12 points and 11 rebounds in the effort for Mazeikiai. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Mazeikiai at the other side dropped to the ninth place with ten games lost. They share the position with Matinga-Juod.. Mazeikiai will play next round against Triobet trying to get back on the winning streak. Delikatesas will try to continue on its current victory against eleventh ranked Ezerunas-Karys in Moletai.
Top scorers:
Mazeikiai: M.Stasys 18+3reb+3ast, M.Norkus 12+4reb, J.Jurgo 12+11reb, P.Brown 11+2reb, M.Sidlauskas 4+1reb+2ast, M.Simonavicius 4+3reb+2ast
Delikatesas: A.Kvedaravicius 17+4reb+4ast, V.Uzkuraitis 16+2reb+4ast, V.Jatulevicius 14+3reb, P.Klemas 12+2reb+3ast, M.Keras 6+17reb, V.Volodko 4+1reb
gschID: 148421


ABRO-Univ. - Statyba 74-88

Very predictable result when ninth ranked Statyba (11-9) won against 15th ranked ABRO-Universitetas (5-15) in Siauliai 88-74 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Statyba. ABRO-Universitetas was better in second period 20-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Swingman Giedrius Marciukaitis (195-91) orchestrated the victory by scoring 22 points and 7 rebounds. Forward Aurimas Stakenas (204-79, college: Pace, agency: Prossin Sports Management) contributed with 12 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Guard Rokas Giedraitis (195-92) replied with 19 points and center Julius Jucikas (205-89) added 16 points in the effort for ABRO-Universitetas. Five Statyba and four ABRO-Universitetas players scored in double figures. Statyba moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Triobet and Perlas-MRU. Loser ABRO-Universitetas keeps the fifteenth position with 15 games lost. Statyba will face S.Marciulionio (#14) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. ABRO-Universitetas will play against Matinga-Juod..
Top scorers:
ABRO-Univ.: R.Giedraitis 19+3reb, J.Jucikas 16+2reb, N.Mika 13+2reb, A.Gurklys 10+2reb+1ast, A.Kurauskas 5+4reb+3ast, P.Rasamavicius 5+10reb+1ast
Statyba: G.Marciukaitis 22+7reb, T.Rinkunas 14+4reb+1ast, R.Sugintas 13+3reb+3ast, A.Stakenas 12+9reb, O.Varanauskas 11+5reb+5ast, V.Luksa 6+4reb+1ast
gschID: 148422


Radviliskis - Matinga-Juod. 79-82

Leading Radviliskis (13-7) recorded its seventh loss at the home court. Hosts were edged by eleventh ranked Matinga-Juod. (10-10) 82-79. The guests were already 11 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 28-20 Radviliskis' run in the last quarter cut the lead to 82-79 at the end of the game. Matinga-Juod. made 16-of-20 charity shots (80.0 percent) during the game. They also forced 21 Radviliskis turnovers. It was a great shooting night for Matinga-Juod. especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 53.3 percentage. Radviliskis was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Aurimas Birgelis (190-88) who helped to win the game recording 16 points, 6 rebounds, 8 assists and 4 steals and forward Karolis Pupinis (200-88) who added 14 points and 10 rebounds during the contest. Five Matinga-Juod. players scored in double figures. Guard Tomas Rakauskas (184-81) responded with 30 points and forward Audrius Mineikis (201-77) scored 11 points and 6 rebounds. Matinga-Juod. moved-up to ninth place, which they share with Mazeikiai. Radviliskis at the other side dropped to the second position with seven games lost. They share it with Nafta Universitetas. Matinga-Juod. will play against ABRO-Universitetas (#15) in Siauliai in the next round where they are favorite. Radviliskis will play on the road against Meresta (#12) in Pakruojis and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Radviliskis: T.Rakauskas 30+1reb+2ast, L.Pipiras 11+1reb+2ast, A.Mineikis 11+6reb+3ast, R.Grinius 7+6reb+1ast, R.Rauktys 6+3reb+2ast, M.Pukinskas 5+3reb+2ast
Matinga-Juod.: A.Birgelis 16+6reb+8ast, A.Krivonis 15+2reb+1ast, K.Pupinis 14+10reb+2ast, Z.Kuklierius 13+5reb+7ast, M.Kalvelis 11+3reb+1ast, L.Chmieliauskas 11
gschID: 148416


Perlas-MRU - Zalgiris-Sabonio 109-78

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Zalgiris-Sabonio (12-8) against eighth ranked Perlas-MRU (11-9) on Saturday night. Visiting Zalgiris-Sabonio was crushed by Perlas-MRU in Vilnius 109-78. It looked good early as Zalgiris-Sabonio took an 5-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Perlas-MRU had a 34-18 second period charge getting the lead and Zalgiris-Sabonio was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 78-109. Perlas-MRU players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists comparing to just 8 passes made by Zalgiris-Sabonio's players. 24 personal fouls committed by Zalgiris-Sabonio helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was forward Antanas Udras (202-92) who had a double-double by scoring 24 points and 12 rebounds. Guard Gintautas Vileita (194-75, college: Monmouth) chipped in 17 points and 9 assists. Five Perlas-MRU players scored in double figures. Forward Vaidas Kariniauskas (198-93) produced 22 points and 7 rebounds and forward Marius Grigonis (194-94) added 16 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the guests. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Perlas-MRU moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Triobet and Statyba. Zalgiris-Sabonio at the other side dropped to the fourth position with eight games lost. Perlas-MRU's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Nafta Universitetas in Klaipeda and it may be quite challenging game. Zalgiris-Sabonio's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Kaunas to the arena LKKA-Atletas.
Top scorers:
Zalgiris-Sabonio: V.Kariniauskas 22+7reb+2ast, M.Grigonis 16+5reb+1ast, R.Simanavicius 9+2reb, S.Januskis 6+2reb, T.Jogela 6+6reb+2ast, J.Tamulis 5+2reb+2ast
Perlas-MRU: A.Udras 24+12reb+2ast, T.Padegimas 19+6reb+1ast, G.Vileita 17+2reb+9ast, D.Domarkas 17+5reb+5ast, M.Kazonas 13+1reb+2ast, E.Molosciakas 9+1reb+4ast
gschID: 148417


Triobet - LKKA-Atletas 69-86

An interesting game was also a 17-point tough home defeat of 6th ranked Triobet in a game in Jonava versus LKKA-Atletas (#5) 86-69. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Triobet. The game was mostly controlled by LKKA-Atletas. Triobet managed to win fourth quarter 22-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. LKKA-Atletas had a 25-14 advantage in offensive rebounds. The winners were led by forward Vidmantas Sragauskis (200-86) who scored that evening 24 points and 6 rebounds and guard Sarunas Vingelis (192-89) supported him with 18 points. Even 17 points and 5 rebounds by forward Henrikas Vorotnikovas (202-90) did not help to save the game for Triobet. Center Paulius Vaitiekunas (208-87) added 12 points for the hosts. Triobet's coach Kestutis Narusevicius rotated twelve players seeing no chance for a win. LKKA-Atletas (12-8) moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Zalgiris-Sabonio. Loser Triobet keeps the sixth position with nine games lost. They share it with Perlas-MRU and Statyba. LKKA-Atletas' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Kaunas Zalgiris-Sabonio.
Top scorers:
Triobet: H.Vorotnikovas 17+5reb, P.Vaitiekunas 12+4reb+1ast, A.Vasiliauskas 11+4reb+1ast, E.Zukas 7+3reb, R.Juknevicius 7+1ast, T.Sebeziovas 5+2reb+1ast
LKKA-Atletas: V.Sragauskis 24+6reb, S.Vingelis 18+2reb+3ast, T.Tamosiunas 10+3reb+1ast, D.Gricius 8+1reb+2ast, T.Urbonas 7+3reb, M.Sapiega 7+1reb+5ast
gschID: 148418




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Scoring Leaders - DBBL
Points Per Game
 Lamonte ULMER
  Soleuvre
  (198-SF-86)
  Avg: 26
 1. Ulmer, Soleuvre26.0 
 2. Raji, Etzella25.0 
 3. Arre, BBC Nitia24.7 
 4. Kennedy, Residence23.8 
 5. Perre, Musel Pikes23.1 
 6. Rajniak, Basket E.22.8 
 7. Muller, T7122.6 
 8. McNutt, Heffingen22.3 
 9. Schumacher, T7120.3 
 10. Walker, Heffingen20.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Denell STEPHENS
  T71
  (193-F/G-86)
  Avg: 12.3
 1. Stephens, T7112.3 
 2. Ulmer, Soleuvre11.8 
 3. Gary, Musel Pikes11.4 
 4. Svitek, Basket Es.11.3 
 5. McNutt, Heffingen11.3 
 6. Walker, Heffingen10.7 
 7. Raji, Etzella10.0 
 8. Kennedy, Residence9.8 
 9. Carvalho, Heffingen9.7 
 10. Muller, T719.6 
Assists Per Game
 Kasey ULIN
  Sparta
  (184-PG-82)
  Avg: 4.2
 1. Ulin, Sparta4.2 
 2. Schartz, Amicale4.0 
 3. Schumacher, T713.6 
 4. Biever, Basket Es.3.3 
 5. Rajniak, Basket E.3.3 
 6. Birenbaum, Amicale3.3 
 7. Koster, Residence3.0 
 8. Ruffato, T712.9 
 9. Di Bartolome., BBC2.9 
 10. Reimold, Basket E.2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Christopher JONES
  Amicale
  (188-G-90)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Jones, Amicale2.9 
 2. Kennedy, Residence2.6 
 3. Perre, Musel Pikes2.2 
 4. Reimold, Basket E.2.0 
 5. Ulmer, Soleuvre1.7 
 6. Arre, BBC Nitia1.7 
 7. Smith, Sparta1.5 
 8. Brown, Amicale1.5 
 9. Carvalho, Heffingen1.5 
 10. Djerman, Amicale1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Brandon GARY
  Musel Pikes
  (202-F/C-83)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Gary, Musel Pikes1.9 
 2. Walker, Heffingen1.7 
 3. Hoffmann, Sparta1.5 
 4. Carvalho, Heffingen1.1 
 5. Ulmer, Soleuvre1.0 
 6. Jorssen, Soleuvre0.8 
 7. Djerman, Amicale0.8 
 8. Reimold, Basket E.0.8 
 9. McNutt, Heffingen0.8 
 10. Bintz, BBC Nitia0.7 


Diekirch League Round 12: Sparta is defeated by Musel Pikes - by Eurobasket News
The most important game in the last round took place in Bertrange between second ranked Sparta (9-3) and sixth ranked Musel Pikes (6-6) on Saturday night. Sparta was defeated by Musel Pikes in a tough game at home 94-98. It ended at the same time the nine-game winning streak of Sparta. Sparta trailed by 19 points after 3 quarters before a 32-17 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 94-98 at the end of the game. Strangely Sparta outrebounded Musel Pikes 45-33 including 31 on the defensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of American-British forward Philip Perre (198-79, college: N.Alabama) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 22 points and 13 rebounds and the former international guard Guy Schmit (187-80) who added 26 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was American point guard Kasey Ulin (184-82, college: Dickinson St.) with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 14 rebounds and 7 assists. Musel Pikes moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Basket Esch. Sparta at the other side keeps the second position with three games lost. Musel Pikes is looking forward to face Residence (#8) in Bereldange in the next round. Sparta will play at home against BBC Nitia (#10) in Bettembourg and is hoping to win this game.
Bottom-ranked Heffingen managed to get a second victory, breaking the two-game losing streak. This time newly promoted Heffingen won against ninth-ranked BBC Nitia in Bettembourg 79-62. It's especially surprising that the victory came too easily and 17-point difference suggests that Heffingen is in a good shape to leave the bottom place. The winners were led by Canadian forward Billy McNutt (203-85) who scored that evening 27 points and 7 rebounds and Domigue Benseghir supported him with 21 points. Even 23 points and 9 rebounds by American power forward William Arre (199-86, college: Lock Haven, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement) did not help to save the game for BBC Nitia. Heffingen (2-10) moved-up to ninth place. BBC Nitia lost ninth consecutive game. BBC Nitia at the other side, also newcomer in the league, dropped to the bottom position with 11 games lost. Heffingen will play against higher ranked Basket Esch (#6) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. BBC Nitia will play against the league's second-placed Sparta (#2) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Diekirch League top team - T71 (11-1) had no problems winning another game on Saturday. This time they crushed seventh ranked Soleuvre (5-7) in Dudelange 103-64. The best player for the winners was Frank Muller who had a double-double by scoring 36 points (!!!) and 10 rebounds (on 14-of-18 shooting from the field). At the other side the best for losing team was Lamonte Ulmer who recorded a double-double by scoring 22 points and 12 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. T71 have an impressive five-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 11-1 record. Loser Soleuvre keeps the seventh place with seven games lost. T71 will meet Etzella (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Soleuvre will play against Amicale (#4) in Steinsel and hope to secure a win.
The game in Bereldange was also worth to mention about. Third ranked Etzella (8-4) played at the court of 8th ranked Residence (4-8). Etzella did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 91-72. It was a good game for Corey Raji who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 11 rebounds. Etzella's coach Tom Johnson allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Etzella maintains third position with 8-4 record having just three points less than leader T71, which they share with Amicale. Residence at the other side keeps the eighth place with eight games lost. Etzella's next round opponent will be league's leader T71 in Dudelange and it will be for sure the game of the week. Residence will play on the road against Musel Pikes (#5) in Stadrbredimus.

In the last game of round 12 Basket Esch lost to Amicale on the opponent's court 69-84.



Sparta - Musel Pikes 94-98

The most important game in the last round took place in Bertrange between second ranked Sparta (9-3) and sixth ranked Musel Pikes (6-6) on Saturday night. Sparta was defeated by Musel Pikes in a tough game at home 94-98. It ended at the same time the nine-game winning streak of Sparta. Sparta trailed by 19 points after 3 quarters before a 32-17 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 94-98 at the end of the game. Strangely Sparta outrebounded Musel Pikes 45-33 including 31 on the defensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of American-British forward Philip Perre (198-79, college: N.Alabama) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 22 points and 13 rebounds and the former international guard Guy Schmit (187-80) who added 26 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was American point guard Kasey Ulin (184-82, college: Dickinson St.) with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 14 rebounds and 7 assists and the former international forward Larrie Smith (198-75, college: Tenn Tech) produced a double-double by scoring 19 points and 14 rebounds. Five Musel Pikes and four Sparta players scored in double figures. Musel Pikes moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Basket Esch. Sparta at the other side keeps the second position with three games lost. Musel Pikes is looking forward to face Residence (#8) in Bereldange in the next round. Sparta will play at home against BBC Nitia (#10) in Bettembourg and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Musel Pikes: G.Schmit 26+6reb+3ast, P.Perre 22+13reb+3ast, B.Gary 17+7reb+2ast, L.Schwartz 13+4reb+3ast, J.Kox 10+1reb, J.De Marchi 7+2reb+1ast
Sparta: J.Hublart 24+3reb+2ast, K.Ulin 20+14reb+7ast, L.Smith 19+14reb+1ast, P.Arbaut 10+4reb+4ast, T.Dreesen 8+2reb, R.Wolzfeld 7+2reb+1ast
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Residence - Etzella 72-91

The game in Bereldange was also worth to mention about. Third ranked Etzella (8-4) played at the court of 8th ranked Residence (4-8). Etzella did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 91-72. The game was mostly controlled by Etzella. Residence was better in third quarter 23-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Etzella won last quarter 22-5. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Residence to just 5 points in fourth quarter. They made 16-of-20 charity shots (80.0 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Residence 38-20 including a 26-14 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a good game for Nigerian forward Corey Raji (198-88, college: Boston Coll., agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 11 rebounds. The former international swingman Nelson Delgado (188-80) contributed with 16 points and 4 assists for the winners. Etzella's coach Tom Johnson allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American forward Marcus Kennedy (193-84, college: Montevallo, agency: Interperformances) replied with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 rebounds and U.S. Virgin Isl. Forward Jerome Gumbs (194-82, college: USF) added 19 points in the effort for Residence. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Etzella maintains third position with 8-4 record having just three points less than leader T71, which they share with Amicale. Residence at the other side keeps the eighth place with eight games lost. Etzella's next round opponent will be league's leader T71 in Dudelange and it will be for sure the game of the week. Residence will play on the road against Musel Pikes (#5) in Stadrbredimus.
Top scorers:
Etzella: C.Raji 26+11reb+1ast, N.Delgado 16+4reb+4ast, G.Polfer 15+7reb+1ast, T.Giver 11+2reb+2ast, R.Albaladejo 8+3reb, E.Bissener 7+4reb+1ast
Residence: M.Kennedy 19+10reb+1ast, J.Gumbs 19+4reb+2ast, P.Koster 17+4reb+2ast, M.Schmit 10+1reb+3ast, T.Abdiu 7, B.Melcher 0
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T71 - Soleuvre 103-64

Diekirch League top team - T71 (11-1) had no problems winning another game on Saturday. This time they crushed seventh ranked Soleuvre (5-7) in Dudelange 103-64. The game without a history. T71 led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Soleuvre's 44. The best player for the winners was the former international power forward Frank Muller (194-88, college: Cuesta JC) who had a double-double by scoring 36 points (!!!) and 10 rebounds (on 14-of-18 shooting from the field). American swingman Denell Stephens (193-86, college: Slippery Rock, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement) chipped in a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds. Four T71 players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American Lamonte Ulmer (198-86, college: Rhode Island) who recorded a double-double by scoring 22 points and 12 rebounds and Belgian power forward Dimitri Jorssen (212-79, college: Utah St.) added 19 points and 11 rebounds (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line) 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. T71 have an impressive five-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 11-1 record. Loser Soleuvre keeps the seventh place with seven games lost. T71 will meet Etzella (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Soleuvre will play against Amicale (#4) in Steinsel and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
T71: F.Muller 36+10reb+1ast, J.Delgado 16+1reb+3ast, B.Kieffer 16+1ast, D.Stephens 13+11reb, T.Schumacher 9+2reb+2ast, R.Gang 4+1ast
Soleuvre: L.Ulmer 22+12reb+1ast, D.Jorssen 19+11reb, B.Hemmen 8, D.Controguerra 6+3reb, A.Schammo 5+2reb+1ast, M.Weyland 2+1reb
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Amicale - Basket Esch 84-69

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 5th ranked Basket Esch's (6-6) road loss to fourth ranked Amicale (8-4) 69-84. It looked good early as Basket Esch took an 7-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Amicale had a 29-8 second period charge getting the lead and Basket Esch was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 69-84. Amicale made 25-of-30 charity shots (83.3 percent) during the game, while Basket Esch only scored seven points from the stripe. Amicale forced 23 Basket Esch turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists. It was a good game for Croatian-Austrian forward Ivan Djerman (203-83) who led his team to a victory with 26 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. The former international guard Eric Jeitz (191-86) contributed with 22 points and 8 assists for the winners. Slovakian power forward Stefan Svitek (203-77) replied with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 19 rebounds and international forward Martin Rajniak (204-78, college: CSU Bakersfield) added 23 points in the effort for Basket Esch. Four Basket Esch players scored in double figures. Amicale have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Etzella. Basket Esch lost third consecutive game. They keep the fifth position with six games lost. Amicale's next round opponent will be Soleuvre (#7) in Belvaux. Basket Esch will play against Heffingen.
Top scorers:
Amicale: I.Djerman 26+9reb+4ast, E.Jeitz 22+1reb+8ast, D.Brown 19+8reb, C.Jones 8+4reb+4ast, R.Birenbaum 4+2reb+5ast, B.Melcher 3+1ast
Basket Esch: M.Rajniak 23+2reb+2ast, S.Svitek 20+19reb+2ast, D.Reichel 15+4reb, J.Biever 11+4reb+6ast, A.Rodenbourg 0+2reb, P.David 0
gschID: 140709


BBC Nitia - Heffingen 62-79

Bottom-ranked Heffingen managed to get a second victory, breaking the two-game losing streak. This time newly promoted Heffingen won against ninth-ranked BBC Nitia in Bettembourg 79-62. It's especially surprising that the victory came too easily and 17-point difference suggests that Heffingen is in a good shape to leave the bottom place. The game was mostly controlled by Heffingen. BBC Nitia was better in second period 15-10. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Strangely BBC Nitia outrebounded Heffingen 44-29 including a 20-8 advantage in offensive rebounds. The winners were led by Canadian forward Billy McNutt (203-85) who scored that evening 27 points and 7 rebounds and guard Domigue Benseghir (183-85) supported him with 21 points. Even 23 points and 9 rebounds by American power forward William Arre (199-86, college: Lock Haven, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement) did not help to save the game for BBC Nitia. Latvian power forward Janis Poznaks (202-83) added 10 points and 17 rebounds. Heffingen (2-10) moved-up to ninth place. BBC Nitia lost ninth consecutive game. BBC Nitia at the other side, also newcomer in the league, dropped to the bottom position with 11 games lost. Heffingen will play against higher ranked Basket Esch (#6) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. BBC Nitia will play against the league's second-placed Sparta (#2) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Top scorers:
Heffingen: B.McNutt 27+7reb+2ast, D.Benseghir 21+2reb+3ast, T.Schmit 16+3reb+1ast, H.Carvalho 6+11reb+2ast, C.Weyrich 5+4reb+1ast, C.Schroeder 4+1reb+2ast
BBC Nitia: W.Arre 23+9reb+2ast, J.Bintz 11+6reb+1ast, J.Poznaks 10+17reb, B.Schumacher 9+5reb+2ast, L.Ruppert 6+2reb+3ast, P.Bintz 3+3reb
gschID: 140710




Standings
Diekirch League Standings
 1. T71 11-1 
 2. Sparta 9-3 
 3. Etzella 8-4 
 4. Amicale 8-4 
 5. Musel Pikes 6-6 
 6. Basket Esch 6-6 
 7. Soleuvre 5-7 
 8. Residence 4-8 
 9. Heffingen 2-10 
 10. BBC Nitia 1-11 


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  MONTENEGRO   


Nikola Vucevic officially in Philadelphia - by Darko Pekic
The Philadelphia 76ers agreed to a multi-year contract with Nikola Vucevic (208-F-90, college: USC) yesterday. The Sixers took Vucevic, the young Montenegrin center out of USC, with the 16th overall selection. He started this season in Buducnost Podgorica where he soon became the leader of the team and fan favorite.

'I know I don't have much time to get used to everything, only two weeks, but I am going to do my best and try to earn my minutes in Philadelphia. I am in game shape and ready to prove myself'- said Vucevic to the local press.

Vucevic, the son of the ex Yugoslavian National Team member Borislav Vucevic (201-F-58) and cousin of ex Spirou Charleroi coach Savo Vucevic , proved in Buducnost his outstanding talent and fans in Montenegro can not wait to see him in action on the highest stage possible- The National Basketball Association.


Buducnost returned home with a win - by Darko Pekic
Buducnost can win even without Nikola Vucevic (208-F-90, college: USC). Thats the most important news from the game played tonight in Vrsac against Hemofarm, where Buducnost dominated during the whole match but at the end was lucky enough to return home with the victory (77:78). Buducnost made 11 three points tonight and secured very important 2 points for their confidence after the departure of Vucevic.

Buducnost started the game strong and Hemofarm had problems with the strong defense played tonight by Dejan Radonjic 's team. Jermaine Anderson (188-G-83, college: Fordham) and Bojan Krstovic (194-G-80) took some important shots and it proved that Buducnost would continue to be a strong competitor in the League. However, Hemofarm didn't want to let the game go to easy and Ivan Maras (208-C/F-86, agency: Beo Basket) responded with hard work under the basket. In the second half, Buducnost continued with the agressive play and it was almost certain that they would get a victory. But the lack of a true center and the efforts made by Hemofarm's youngsters put the game in a tied finish. Hemofarm even tied the game in the last minute and had a chance to win it but Aleksej Nesovic (189-G-85, agency: Beo Basket)'s penetration was not successful and Buducnost players returned home in a good mood.

Anderson and Krstovic scored 15 points each while in the losing team Boris Savovic (206-F-87) had once again an outsanding performance with 15 points and 17 rebounds, but it was not good enough to beat Buducnost tonight.


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First Phase Group B of Pan Arab Games - by Marek Krala
Morocco lost the first game for his apparence in the Al-Gharafa Hall against Jordania 67-58.Sophiane Rafai (193-G-86) lead the team with 18 points and Karim Nesba (188-G-86, agency: Promotex, college: Auburn-Montgomery) was good for 16 points for his first apparence in official competition.Reda Rhalimi (213-C-82, college: St.Mary's, CA) was the top rebounder with 11 boards.The next game will be already important for the qualification.The next team will be Lebanon and Tunisia.December 13 th the game will be lon live on Al Jazeera.

12th Pan Arab Games 2011 in Doha - by Marek Krala
The Royal Moroccan Federation basketball suspends programming competitions of the 1st Division until December 24, and this, due to the participation of the national team in the 12th Pan Arab Games Doha 2011, being held in Qatar from 9 to December 23. So this Friday, December 9 what gave the kick-off competitions Basketball The first game of the competition will feature the national team of Qatar, the host country, and Palestine. Morocco, which is in Group B will play his first match against Jordania, Saturday, Dec. 10. The five national has to moved without the players of the ASS, who were the backbone, which will play the championship African Clubs Champions in Sale December 12 to 22. Khalfi of Sports Plaza will be reinforcement of the CRA for these championships. While not negativism, but given the group which contains Morocco, and gathering a little bit early and the concentration of the national team, you can cross your fingers that the chances of qualification of Morocco. Hope that the Hachad Group we contradict and demonstrate that we can achieve, with few resources, the small size and short time that the wealthier teams could not do.



Hoster ASS ready for the African Cup of Champion Clubs. - by Marek Krala
The ASS, organizer team of the 26th edition of the African Cup of Champion Clubs, held a press conference to shed light on the preparations for hosting this event.
Initially announced on December 14th, the 26th edition of the African Cup of Champion Clubs will be held from December 12 to 21 in the gym Abdelfettah Bouazzaoui. According to organizers, the meetings of this championship will be held from 14h until 20h.
The countries represented in this great event are nine in number (Tunisia, Libya, Senegal, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, Angola and Morocco).
Clubs that have already confirmed their participation are: Zone I: AS Sal (organizer), Etoile Sahel (Tunisia), Rif Shabab Al Hoceima (Morocco), Al Ahly Benghazi (Libya) Zone II: AS Customs (Senegal) ; Zone III: Union Bank (Nigeria), Royal Hoopers (Nigeria) Zone IV: BC Mazembe (DR Congo), Zone V: Urunana (Burundi) Zone VI: Petro Atletico (Angola) and Libolo (Angola). The twelfth club will be announced later by FIBA Africa.
During the briefing, Fouad Amar, president of the ASS and chairman of the organizing committee, focused on the moral and material support of FRMBB and the Ministry of Youth and Sports for the organization this event. The ASS will participate with the normal roster who currently plays in the national championship. The ASS has participated for the first time the cup last year in Benin and was ranked third, has great ambitions to win the trophy.


News: MAS coaching situation. - by Marek Krala
After the more and less good starting of the MAS ,the coach AIt Ouali decided to quite the team and work with CRA who will play the African Cup Champion of Clubs.He lead the team during several seasons when the MAS was one of the biggest team in Morocco and Africa.
Oussamah Hjira,the center of the MAS will play with the CRA during the African Cup.Theophile Diop ,the senegalese man of the situation in Fez ,will head the team for a non-determined period.


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  NBA   


Miami Heat sign Shane Battier - by Eurobasket News
The Miami HEAT announced today that they have signed free agent forward Shane Battier (6'8''-F-78, college: Duke). Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Battier, a 10-year NBA veteran, has appeared in 767 regular season games (619 starts) averaging 9.6 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.08 steals, 1.01 blocks and 32.9 minutes while shooting 44.3 percent from the field, 38.5 percent from three-point range and 74.5 percent from the foul line. He currently is the all-time Memphis Grizzlies' all-time leader in steals (523). He also ranks among the Grizzlies all-time leaders in blocks (3rd, 428), three-point field goals made (3rd, 403), games played (3rd, 419), three-point field goals attempted (4th, 1,062), minutes (4th, 13,338), games started (5th, 279), points (6th, 4,275), rebounds (7th, 2,000) and assists (10th, 716).

He has appeared in 51 career postseason games (34 starts) averaging 7.5 points, 4.3 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 32.7 minutes while shooting 43.4 percent from the field, 36 percent from three-point range and 75 percent from the foul line. During the 2011 NBA Playoffs, he helped lead the Grizzlies to the Western Conference Semifinals, their longest postseason run in franchise history.

Battier split last season between the Houston Rockets and the Grizzlies appearing in 82 regular season games (59 starts) and averaged 7.6 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 0.98 blocks and 28.9 minutes while shooting 45 percent from the field, 38.2 percent from three-point range and 68.8 percent from the foul line.

In addition to his contributions on the court, the former 2001 NCAA Champion Duke Blue Devil was honored with the NBA Community Assist Award in April of 2002 while also being named as the Southwest Division winner for the NBA Sportsmanship Award on three occasions (2004-05, 2006-07, 2007-08) and presented the 2006-07 Magic Johnson Award which is given annually by the Professional Basketball Writer's Association to the player who combines excellence on the court with outstanding cooperation with the media.

Battier was originally drafted by the Memphis Grizzlies in the first round (6th overall) of the 2001 NBA Draft.

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Raptors sign veteran guard Rasual Butler - by Eurobasket News
The Toronto Raptors have signed veteran free-agent forward Rasual Butler (6'7''-F-79, college: La Salle), the club announced Saturday.

The six-foot-seven shooting guard split last season between the Clippers and Chicago Bulls and started in a combined 47 games, mostly with L.A.

Butlers best statistical season came in 2009-10 with the Clippers when he averaged career bests of 11.9 points and 33.0 minutes in 82 games. He set a club record for made three-pointers in a season with 145.

He also averaged a career playoff-best 10.6 points and 31.6 minutes in five post-season outings with the New Orleans Hornets in 2008-09.

The 32-year-old has played NBA seasons, averaging 8.5 points, 2.6 rebounds and 23.9 minutes in 604 regular season games.

A second-round selection by Miami in the 2002 NBA Draft, Butler has seen action with the Heat, Hornets, Clippers and Bulls.

Courtesy of www.thestar.com


Chris Paul trade resubmitted - by Milord Nikolic
The New Orleans Hornets' three-team trade with the Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets that would land Chris Paul in L.A. has been resubmitted to the league office for approval, according to sources close to the talks. The NBA on Friday afternoon gave the Hornets clearance to re-open conversations with all teams about possible deals, one day after Stern nixed a deal Thursday that would have landed Paul with the Lakers, Pau Gasol with the Rockets and given the Hornets three new starters: Kevin Martin, Lamar Odom and Luis Scola.

Knicks get Chandler in 3-team deal, use amnesty clause to Chauncey Billups - by Eurobasket News
The New York Knicks have acquired Tyson Chandler (7'1''-C-82) via a sign-and-trade as part of a three-team deal.

The Knicks sent veteran center Ronny Turiaf (6'10''-C/F-83, agency: Priority Sports, college: Gonzaga), cash considerations and a 2013 second-round pick to Washington. They also dealt second-year guard Andrew Rautins (6'4''-PG-86, college: Syracuse) to the Dallas Mavericks. Dallas sent a second-round 2012 draft choice to Washington and the draft rights to Ahmad Nivins and Giorgos Printezis to New York. Washington also sent a future second round draft choice to Dallas.

In addition, to create enough cap space to sign Chandler, the Knicks waived veteran guard Chauncey Billups (6'3''-PG-76, college: Colorado), designating him as the club's amnesty player. Billups and his $14.2 million contract will not count against the Knicks' salary cap.

'This is an important day for the New York Knicks,' acting general manager Glen Grunwald said in a statement. 'Signing a player of Tyson's caliber, with championship experience, to this roster, is an opportunity we could not pass up.'

Chandler opted to sign with the Knicks after being heavily courted by the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets, among other teams.

The sign-and-trade gives Dallas a sizeable trade exception.

The Knicks had to move Turiaf (scheduled to make $4.8 million this season) and Billups to create cap space to sign Chandler. According to the New York Times, the terms of Chandler's deal are believed to be in the range of $58 million for four years.

The 7-foot-1 Chandler brings size and paint presence the Knicks have lacked in recent seasons.

'He brings everything that we didn't have,' coach Mike D'Antoni said on Friday, before the deal was announced. '... We got a lot better, real quick.'

The Knicks will introduce Chandler in a formal news conference on Saturday afternoon.

He served as the defensive backbone for the NBA champion Mavericks last season, averaging 10.1 points, 9.4 rebounds and 1.1 blocks in 74 games. Chandler also finished third in Defensive Player of the Year voting.

'We were looking for a center and Tyson Chandler's a perfect fit for us,' Amare Stoudemire said. 'It's something we talked about doing when I first signed here ... looking to build a championship-caliber team. And with the guys we have, we feel like we are on the right track.'

Courtesy of ESPN


Spurs sign Ford - by Eurobasket News
Guard T.J. Ford (5'10''-PG-83, college: Texas), who had spent the past three seasons with Indiana, signed with the San Antonio Spurs Friday.

Ford averaged 5.4 points in 41 games last season and has played in just 88 contests over the last two campaigns. He will likely fill a role as a backup to Tony Parker.

The 28-year-old Texas native has posted career averages of 11.4 points, 5.9 assists and 3.2 rebounds. He appeared in 415 regular season games for seven NBA seasons.

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Miami Heat re-sign Juwan Howard - by Eurobasket News
The Miami Heat announced today that they have re-signed free agent forward Juwan Howard (6'9''-F-73, college: Michigan). Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Howard has appeared in 1,173 regular season games (898 starts) with seven teams over 17 seasons. During his career, he has averaged 13.7 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 31.0 minutes while shooting 47 percent from the field and 76.4 percent from the foul line. He appeared in 57 games last season with the HEAT averaging 2.4 points, 2.1 rebounds and 10.4 minutes while shooting 44 percent from the field and a career-best 82.9 percent from the foul line.

The former NBA All-Star has appeared in 40 postseason games (13 starts) and averaged 6.6 points, 4.0 rebounds and 20.9 minutes while shooting 39.8 percent from the field and 75.8 percent from the foul line. He appeared in 11 postseason contests last season with the HEAT totaling 17 points, 10 rebounds and one assist in 60 minutes of action while shooting 4-of-9 from the field and 9-of-13 from the foul line as Miami made their way to the 2011 NBA Finals.

Howard originally signed with the HEAT as a free agent on July 20, 2010.

Courtesy of The Miami Heat


Celtics sign free agents Marquis Daniels, Chris Wilcox, Greg Stiemsma - by Eurobasket News
The Boston Celtics have signed free agents Marquis Daniels (6'6''-F-81, agency: Priority Sports, college: Auburn), Chris Wilcox (6'10''-F/C-82, college: Maryland) and Gregory Stiemsma (6'11''-C-85, agency: N.E.T., college: Wisconsin).

All three participated in Bostons first training camp practice on Friday.

Daniels averaged 5.5 points in 49 games for the Celtics last season before being traded to Sacramento on Feb. 24. The swingman bruised his spinal cord on Feb. 9, never played for the Kings and underwent surgery.

Wilcox, the eighth pick in the 2002 draft, averaged 7.4 points and 4.8 rebounds in 57 games as a backup with Detroit last season. The 6-foot-10 forward-center led the Pistons with a 58.1 shooting percentage.

Stiemsma, a 6-foot-11 center, was the NBA Development League defensive player of the year in 2010 with Sioux Falls.

Courtesy of www.washingtonpost.com


Hawks bring in McGrady, re-sign Collins - by Eurobasket News
The Atlanta Hawks re-signed center Jason Collins (6'10''-C-78, college: Stanford), signed forward Vladimir Radmanovic (6'10''-F-80) and inked guard-forward Tracy McGrady (6'8''-G/F-79) on Friday.

McGrady, a seven-time All-Star, spent last season with Detroit and over 72 games he averaged 8.0 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game.

The ninth-leading active scorer in the NBA with 18,108 points, he has played in the NBA since the 1997-98 season.

Over 886 games with Toronto, Orlando, Houston and Detroit, he has averaged 17.1 points, 3.9 assists and 3.0 rebounds per game.

Collins will be entering his third season with Atlanta and 10th in the NBA. He has averaged 3.9 points and 4.0 rebounds over 645 games with New Jersey, Memphis, Minnesota and Atlanta.

Radmanovic spent last season with the Golden State Warriors where he averaged 5.1 points and shot 41 percent from beyond the arc, which ranked 23rd in the NBA.

Also on Friday, Atlanta signed center Keith Benson, its second-round draft pick (48th overall) out of Oakland University where he averaged 14.1 points, 8.2 rebounds and 2.7 blocks over 135 games.

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Trail Blazers' Greg Oden suffers another setback, less likely to play this season - by Eurobasket News
One day after Greg Oden (7'0''-C-88, college: Ohio St.) and his agent proclaimed progress in the oft-injured center's latest knee rehabilitation, the Trail Blazers announced Oden had actually suffered a setback, leading to a restructuring of his one-year contract.

The Blazers said the new contract was negotiated because they are 'less confident' Oden will be able to play this season. Oden, who had microfracture surgery on his left knee in November of 2010, hasn't played in a game in more than two years.

Oden on Thursday was examined by noted knee specialist Dr. Richard Steadman in Vail, Colo., after which he and one of his agents, Mike Conley Sr., declared progress, saying he was cleared to expand his rehabilitation to include basketball activities such as shooting, cutting and pivoting. The Blazers declined to comment on Thursday.

But upon further examination, it was determined that Oden has an issue with a non-weight bearing ligament. Oden has no symptoms and doesn't feel restricted, but the doctors are concerned with the fragility of the ligament.

'Following Greg's most recent physical examination and evaluation, we've determined that he has suffered a setback,' team president Larry Miller said in a statement. 'We're hopeful, but less confident that he will return to the court this season. We've stood by Greg from the day he was drafted and we continue to do so now with this agreement.'

Before his Thursday exam, Oden had decided he would end his free agency and sign the Blazers' $8.9 million qualifying offer, which by league rules is a 25 percent increase from the last salary earned. Terms of the new contract were not revealed.

Oden, who turns 24 next month, has not played in more than two years because of repeated knee problems. He has had microfracture surgery on both knees the right in 2007 before he played an NBA game, and the left last November. Both times he missed the entire season. He also had left knee surgery in December of 2009 after he fractured his patella while leaping to block a shot in a Dec. 5 game against Houston. It was the last time Oden has played in a game.

The former No. 1 overall pick has played in 82 games over four seasons, averaging 9.4 points and 7.3 rebounds.

'I'm obviously disappointed with the setback, but I'm as determined as ever to return to the court,' Oden said in the release. 'I appreciate the support of the Trail Blazers and our fans and that they continue to stand behind me.'

Courtesy of www.oregonlive.com


Blazers Brandon Roy to take medical retirement - by Eurobasket News
Portland Trail Blazers star Brandon Roy (6'6''-G-84, college: Washington) will take a medical retirement due to degenerative knees that he has had multiple surgeries on the past few years. News first broke about the possibility of Roy retiring from Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski:

Portland's Brandon Roy has been diagnosed with a career-ending (knne) injury, league source confirms to Y! Sports. Hes done.

The blazers website at www.blazers.com has been changed to a Thank You, Brandon page where you fans can leave notes for Brandon. Statements from Brandon Roy, Paul Allen and Larry Miller were issued regarding the retirement.

Brandon Roy writes:

This is a very difficult and painful day. I love the game, I love the Portland Trail Blazers and I love our fans, but after consulting with my doctors, I will seek a determination that Ive suffered a career ending injury, pursuant to the rules of the collective bargaining agreement.

My family and health are most important to me and in the end this decision was about them and my quality of life. I want to thank Paul Allen, Larry Miller, Coach McMillan, the entire Trail Blazers organization and our fans for all of their love and support during my time in Portland. It was a great ride.

Teammates were shocked of the news of retirement, hoping Roy could return to the floor healthy. USA Todays Reid Cherner reports:

If the 27-year-old Roy files for medical retirement, insurance likely would take care of his salary in coming years. His salary would not count against the cap after one year.

There were earlier rumors the Blazers might try to use the leagues new amnesty clause on Roy, who signed a five-year maximum contract with the team in 2009. The clause would allow the team to waive Roy without having his salary count against the salary cap and luxury tax.

Brandon Roy came out of the University of Washington and was the the 6th pick overall in the 1st round for the Minnesota Timberwolves back in the 2006 NBA Draft. He was then traded to the Portland Trail Blazers for Randy Foye the same day. Roy has spent five years in the league as one of the most exciting guards to watch and won Rookie of the Year honors for the 2006-2007 season averaging 16.8 points, 4 assists, 4.4 rebounds and 1.2 steals per game. While Roy never played an entire 82-game season, he did play in 78 in 2008-2009 and averaged 22.6 points, 4.7 rebounds and 5.1 assists while shooting .480 from the field and .377 from the 3-point line. We will never know what would have become of Brandon Roys career in the NBA. The star retires at the young age of 27.

Courtesy of www.studyofsports.com


Hawks sign veteran forward Radmanovic - by Eurobasket News
The Atlanta Hawks have signed 10-year veteran forward Vladimir Radmanovic (6'10''-F-80), who played last season with Golden State.

The 6-foot-10 Radmanovic averaged 5.1 points and 2.9 rebounds in 74 games with the Warriors. He made 40.5 percent of his 3-point shots, ranking 23rd in the league.

The deal was announced Friday night by general manager Rick Sund after the Hawks opened training camp. Details were not disclosed.

The 31-year-old Radmanovic was born in Yugoslavia. He was the No. 12 overall pick by Seattle in the 2001 NBA draft. He also played for the Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers and Charlotte. He has career averages of 8.5 points and 3.9 rebounds.

Courtesy of www.sacbee.com


Jeremy Pargo Signs 2-Year Rookie Deal With Memphis Grizzlies - by David Pick
Five months after breaching his contract with Maccabi Tel Aviv claiming to have a deal with an NBA team during the lockout, Eurobasket reveals that undrafted Jeremy Pargo (Agency: Priority Sports), signs his NBA rookie contract with the Memphis Grizzlies. Pargo attended yesterday's workout in Memphis but didn't participate because his contract hadn't been finalized. Today (Saturday) the paper work came to an end with a two-year, $2,000,000 deal.

Not exactly a blockbuster deal by any means, but there's no doubt to it the kid can ball. He's been considered one of the top point guards in Europe last season leading Maccabi all the way to the Euroleague finals. Earlier this week, Pargo was accused of violating contract terms with Maccabi in August as FIBA harshly ruled he's to compensate the Israeli team by paying $270,000 not including lawyer and court expenses.

The former Gonzaga Bulldog landed in Israel two-years ago after signing with Gilboa/Galil. He then put on a show becoming one of the best guards in the League including, winning an historic Israeli League championship versus Maccabi in the finals. Maccabi's reaction was if you can't beat them, join them and Pargo did just that signing a one-year deal. Last season, Pargo would lead Maccabi to the Israeli League title, state cup, league cup and Euroleague Final Four.

Follow David Pick on Twitter: @DubiPick



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  NCAA1   


Idaho 74, Oregon St. 60 - by Milord Nikolic
Deremy Geiger scored a career-high 27 points and Idaho handed host Oregon State its second loss of the season 74-60 on Friday. Geiger, a senior guard who entered the game shooting 43.1 percent from 3-point range, finished 7-for-9 from beyond the arc. Oregon State (6-2) had won two in a row since its only loss of the season, a 64-62 defeat Nov. 21 against then-No. 22 Vanderbilt. The Beavers came in ranked 28th in the nation in field goal percentage at 48.6 percent, but shot only 33.3 percent against the Vandals and scored a season low in points. Oregon State missed all 11 of its 3-point attempts in the first half and finished 3-for-23 from 3-point range. Roberto Nelson led the Beavers with 16 points. Jared Cunningham, who led Oregon State in scoring at 19.9 coming in, finished 0-for-9 from the field and 7-for-10 from the free-throw line.

Top 25 - Men
TOP25 Standings
 1. Kentucky 0-0 (8-0) 
 2. Ohio St. 0-0 (8-0) 
 3. Syracuse 0-0 (8-0) 
 4. N.Carolina 0-0 (7-2) 
 5. Louisville 0-0 (7-0) 
 6. Baylor 0-0 (6-0) 
 7. Duke 0-0 (8-0) 
 8. Xavier 0-0 (6-0) 
 9. Connecticut 0-0 (8-1) 
 10. Missouri 0-0 (8-0) 
 11. Marquette 0-0 (7-0) 
 12. Florida 0-0 (6-2) 
 13. Kansas 0-0 (6-2) 
 14. Wisconsin 0-0 (7-2) 
 15. Pittsburgh 0-0 (8-1) 
 16. Alabama 0-0 (7-2) 
 17. Mississippi St. 0-0 (8-1) 
 18. Georgetown 0-0 (7-1) 
 19. Creighton 0-0 (7-0) 
 20. Michigan 0-0 (6-1) 
 21. Memphis 0-0 (4-2) 
 22. Texas A&M 0-0 (7-1) 
 23. Gonzaga 0-0 (5-1) 
 24. Illinois 0-0 (9-0) 
 25. Harvard 0-0 (7-2) 


Stats Leaders - NCAA1
Points Per Game
 Ryne SMITH
  Purdue
  (190-G-89)
  Avg: 26
 1. Smith, Purdue26.0 
 2. Wattad, Chattano.24.0 
 3. Smith, NC-Wilmi.23.0 
 4. Stoglin, Maryland22.0 
 5. Oladipo, Indiana21.0 
 6. McDougald, Jackso.21.0 
 7. Harris, Wake F.20.0 
 8. Howell, N.Caroli.19.5 
 9. Swansey, Tenn Tech19.0 
 10. McKie, Wake Fore.19.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Draymond GREEN
  Michigan.
  (200-F-90)
  Avg: 18
 1. Green, Michigan.18.0 
 2. Finney-Smith, Virg.16.0 
 3. Smith, Clemson14.0 
 4. Shannon, Florida12.0 
 5. Howell, N.Caroli.11.5 
 6. Plumlee, Duke11.0 
 7. Zlovaric, Chattano.10.0 
 8. Desrosiers, Wake F.10.0 
 9. Henson, N.Carolina9.5 
 10. Drummond, Loyol.9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Kendall MARSHALL
  N.Carolina
  (190-G-91)
  Avg: 10
 1. Marshall, N.Caroli.10.0 
 2. Smith, Clemson8.0 
 3. Brown, N.Caroli.7.5 
 4. Bell, Chattanooga7.0 
 5. Loucks, Florida St.6.0 
 6. Udofia, Georgia6.0 
 7. Johnson, Belmont6.0 
 8. Finney-Smith, Virg.5.0 
 9. Jackson, Purdue5.0 
 10. Scott, Miami, FL5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Cody ZELLER
  Indiana
  (210-F-)
  Avg: 6
 1. Zeller, Indiana6.0 
 2. Smith, Clemson5.0 
 3. Brown, N.Caroli.4.5 
 4. Jones III, Indiana4.0 
 5. Kennings, Florida3.0 
 6. Moore, Florida A&M3.0 
 7. Raines, Virginia T.3.0 
 8. Cooley, E.Tenn.St.3.0 
 9. Swoope, Miami, FL3.0 
 10. Faust, Maryland3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Carson DESROSIERS
  Wake F.
  (213-C-)
  Avg: 8
 1. Desrosiers, Wake F.8.0 
 2. Henson, N.Carolina5.5 
 3. Finney-Smith, Virg.4.0 
 4. Mosley, Maryland3.0 
 5. Inameti, Tenn Tech3.0 
 6. Elston, Indiana2.0 
 7. Jennings, Clemson2.0 
 8. Plumlee, Duke2.0 
 9. Lawson, Purdue2.0 
 10. Akpejiori, Miami,2.0 


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  NIGERIA   


Tulsa 66ers adds Ojougboh to their roster - by Eurobasket Center
Tulsa 66ers agreed terms with 24-year old Nigerian center Nkem Ojougboh (206-C-87, college: Northeastern). In his first game he scored 14 points and grabbed 13 rebounds helping his new team beat Dakota W. 98-88. Ojougboh played most recently at Utah Flash (D-League). While playing 46 games for Z*Utah F. last season he recorded 5.1ppg, 4.7rpg and 1.2bpg. He graduated Northeastern University in 2010 and actually missed last season. It will be his second season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center


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  NORWAY   


Standings - BLNO
BLNO Standings
 1. Froya Basket 9-1 
 2. Asker Aliens 9-3 
 3. Baerum Basket 8-2 
 4. Gimle BBK 6-5 
 5. Tromso 5-4 
 6. Centrum 5-6 
 7. Ammerud Bskt 2-9 
 8. Langhus 0-14 


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  PALESTINE   


Palestine National Team to meet Saudi Arabi Next - by Tamara Awartani
The Palestinian Mens National Team is currently in Qatar taking part in the Arab Tournaments with 10 players headed by the President of the Palestinian Basketball Federation Khader Diab.

The team had his first game against Qatar and lost 61 - 78 and the quarters are as follows (26-8) (20-14) (18-8) (21-14). Nicola Fadayel and Jamal Abu Shamel were the 2nd best scorers in the game scoring 14 points and Yahia Al Khatib (190-G-77), with 10 points ( 2 3points)

It is important to note that the Palestinian National Team includes players from the same country though never practising together nor seeing each other due to occupation and it was their first time to meet in Qatar as one National Team. As some of these players are from Gaza and the others are from West Bank along with one Palestinian player living in Canada and the other in the United States.
The players are Nicola Fadayel (Canada), Jamal Abu Shamaleh (US), Yahia Al Khatib (190-G-77), Odai Hilal, Ibrahim Habash (junior), Ibrahim abu Rahaleh, Wael Tayem , Ahmad Mahdi , Iyad Abdallah, Saleem Sakakini.

The team will meet Saudi Arabia next where they are expected to perform better after practising with each other, thereafter Kuwait.


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  POLAND   


Standings - DBE
PLK Standings
 1. Energa Czarni 11-3 
 2. Trefl Sopot 10-4 
 3. PGE Turow 10-4 
 4. Anwil 9-4 
 5. Kotwica 8-6 
 6. Slask Wroclaw 7-6 
 7. Siarka Jezioro 7-6 
 8. Zastal ZG 7-6 
 9. AZS Koszalin 5-8 
 10. PBG Basket 5-9 
 11. Polpharma 4-10 
 12. LKS Lodz 3-11 
 13. AZS PW 2-11 
Play in international cups:
 1. Asseco Prokom


Standings - 1 Liga
1Liga Standings
 1. Sokol Lancut 9-3 
 2. P.Cukier SIDEn 9-3 
 3. Start Gdynia 9-3 
 4. MKS DG 9-4 
 5. Spojnia 8-4 
 6. Znicz Basket 7-5 
 7. Rosa Radom 7-5 
 8. AZS Kutno 6-5 
 9. Polonia 6-6 
 10. SKK Siedlce 6-6 
 11. AZS Szczecin 5-7 
 12. Start Lublin 4-8 
 13. MOSiR Krosno 2-10 
 14. Sudety 2-11 
 15. Sportino 1-10 


Standings - 2 Liga
2Liga Standings
Group A
 1. Open Florentyna 11-0 
 2. Astoria Bydg. 9-2 
 3. Ksiezak Lowicz 7-4 
 4. AZS PP Poznan 6-4 
 5. Zuraw Gniewno 6-5 
 6. AZS UWM Olsz. 5-5 
 7. Korsarz Gdansk 5-5 
 8. Trefl II Sopot 4-6 
 9. KK Swiecie 4-7 
 10. Wilki Morskie 4-7 
 11. Zyrardowianka 4-7 
 12. GKK Gorzow 3-9 
 13. SMS PZKosz 2-9 
Group B
 1. Slask II W. 9-2 
 2. Alba Chorzow 8-3 
 3. BM Wegiel Stal 8-4 
 4. Pogon Prudnik 8-4 
 5. AZS AWF K-ce 8-4 
 6. WKK Obiekty 7-5 
 7. HK Zory 6-6 
 8. AZS AGH Alstom 6-6 
 9. GTK Gliwice 6-6 
 10. MCKiS Jaworz. 5-6 
 11. MKS Skierniew. 4-8 
 12. Nysa Klodzko 3-9 
 13. Mickiewicz 2-9 
 14. UMKS Piotrc. 2-10 
Group C
 1. PWiK Piaseczno 9-1 
 2. Handlopex AZS 7-3 
 3. MKS Limbach 7-4 
 4. UMKS Kielce 7-4 
 5. Tur Bielsk Pdl. 6-5 
 6. UKS Siemaszka 6-5 
 7. Unia Tarnow 6-5 
 8. Wisla AWF Kr. 5-5 
 9. Novum Lublin 5-6 
 10. Staco MNLK 4-7 
 11. Rosa II Radom 3-7 
 12. AZS II Polit.W-wa 2-8 
 13. Pulaski Warka 2-9 


DBE Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Corsley EDWARDS
  Anwil
  (205-C/F-79)
  Avg: 18
 1. Edwards, Anwil18.0 
 2. Hodge, Zastal ZG17.8 
 3. Koszarek, Trefl S.17.4 
 4. Kulig, PBG Basket16.9 
 5. Archibeque, LKS L.16.7 
 6. Lawal, Zastal ZG16.5 
 7. Montgomery, AZS K.16.3 
 8. Reese, AZS Koszal.16.1 
 9. Miller, Siarka J.16.0 
 10. Weeden, Polpharma15.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Gani LAWAL
  Zastal ZG
  (206-F-88)
  Avg: 11.7
 1. Lawal, Zastal ZG11.7 
 2. Harris, Kotwica10.8 
 3. Archibeque, LKS L.10.2 
 4. Burgess, Trefl S.9.5 
 5. Edwards, Anwil7.9 
 6. Bigus, AZS Koszalin7.6 
 7. Turek, Trefl Sopot6.7 
 8. Doaks, Siarka J.6.5 
 9. Morrison, Energa C.6.4 
 10. Mladenovic, Slask6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Robert SKIBNIEWSKI
  Slask W.
  (182-G-83)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Skibniewski, Slask6.8 
 2. Hodge, Zastal ZG6.2 
 3. Wilczek, AZS P.5.7 
 4. Szubarga, Anwil5.7 
 5. Koszarek, Trefl S.5.6 
 6. Miller, Siarka J.5.3 
 7. Sapp, Kotwica5.2 
 8. Milicic, AZS K.5.0