EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 12/12/2011

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  ABA   


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


Wonders roster unveiled - by Gianni Pascucci
Joe Posey (6'5''-G-85, college: JMU) and David 'DaAggressor' Bailey (6'8''-F-83, college: Prince George CC) are the leaders on the court of the NoVa Wonders, an ABA team competing in Colonial Division, see here down the team's full roster

Jamil ABIDAL-ALIY F 6-7 Houston, TX
David BAILEY F 6-8 Prince George CC'03
Mike BATTLE G 6-4 Central Florida'09
Anthony KING G 6-0 Salem International '08
Antione LESESENE F 6-6 Bethel'09
Antonio 'Ox' LEVERE C 6-9 Wakefield HS (MD) '02
Jed MARQUEZ G/F 6-4 Jackson, NJ
Anthony POINDEXTER F 6-7 Woodbridge, VA
Joe POSEY F 6-5 Southern Tech'09
Devin RODGERS G 6-31 Washington, DC
Jistin SMITH G 6-1 Queens, NY

Head Coach: Dominic Manuel


Pirates roster disclosed - by Gianni Pascucci
According with official website http://www.theportcitypirates.com this down is the offiicial team roster of the Port City Pirates, a team located in Stockton, California, now competing in the ABA California North West Division. Experienced Sante Gayle (6'6''-G/F-82, college: San Joaquin Delta JC) leads on the court a group of young players, among them Steffan Johnson (6'1''-PG-87, college: Idaho), Eric Petty (6'6''-F), Deshawn Anderson (6'3''-G-81, college: Emporia St.) and Lavar Neufville (6'1''-G). The coach is former pro player Wallace Bryant

DeShawn ANDERSON G 6-3 Emporia State
Andre BROWN G 6-0 San Joaquin Delta JC
Sahun BUCKINGHAM F/C 6-5 S.W.Oklahoma
Andre DAVIS C 6-10 Warner Pacific
Markus DAVIS G 6-2 Wagner
Michael EDWARDS F 6-11 San Joaquin Delta JC
Benny FLORES G 6-4 New York Tech
Sante GAYLE G/F 6-6 San Joaquin Delta JC
Michael HESTER G 5-11 Franklin HS (CA)
Solomon ISRAEL G 6-3 Detroit, MI
Steffan JOHNSON G 6-1 Idaho
Mike KUETHE F 6-6 Cal St-East Bay
Jawon MACK G 6-3 Stockton, CA
Lavar NEUFVILLE G 6-1 Pacific
Eric PETTY F 6-6 Mississippi Valley State
Aaron STALLWORTH F 6-5 Samuel Hancock HS (CA)
Roosevelt THOMAS G/F 6-4 Western Ranch HS (CA)
Kevin YOUNG F 6-5 Cal St-Stanislaus

Head Coach: Wallace Bryant
Coach Assistants: Terry Burse, Dearel Miller


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  ACPBL   


Center Court joins ACPBL - by Justin Moore
The Center Court All-Stars owned by professional basketball star Calvin Brown (6'9''-C-83, college: Norfolk St.), will be taking over the remaining ACPBL schedule, team record and south division spot of the Chesapeake Tru Hope Trailblazers. Calvin Brown also owns the EBA team Metropolitan All-Stars who are the defending EBA champions; Center Court All-Stars will be based out of the Washington, DC area.
We certainly appreciate everything that the Trailblazers and there owners have done for the game, stated ACPBL commissioner James Schutz. We have made them a formal offer to return next season when things should be easier for the team, so hopefully this is not goodbye, it is just a temporary break.
Next weekends Sunday December 18th home game for the Center Court All-Stars vs. The Enterprise has been moved to Saturday April 14th @ 7:00pm.
The Center Court All-Stars are slated to take to the court for the first time ever, at home on Saturday January 7th @ 7:00pm vs. The Destroyers.
I look forward to attempting to pull off the remarkable feat of winning two professional basketball championships, with two different teams in two different leagues in the same season, stated Center Court All-Stars owner Calvin Brown.
For more information on Calvin Brown and the Center Court All-Stars please visit www.acpbl.com or www.centercourtonline.com .



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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   


Standings
Adriatic League Standings
 1. Maccabi T-A 9-1 
 2. Cedevita 9-2 
 3. Partizan 8-3 
 4. Buducnost 7-4 
 5. Cibona 7-4 
 6. Union Olimpija 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. Morrison, Crvena Z.15.5 
 8. Pavkovic, Radnicki15.5 
 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. Pekovic, Partizan5.5 
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. Pilepic, Siroki W.1.7 
 6. Lucic, Partizan1.6 
 7. Ramljak, Siroki W.1.6 
 8. Markovic, Radnicki1.5 
 9. Simon, KK.1.5 
 10. Draper, Cedevita1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 David SIMON
  Radnicki K.
  (207-C-82)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Simon, Radnicki K.1.2 
 2. Vucevic, Buducnost1.1 
 3. James, Maccabi T-A1.1 
 4. Scott, Radnicki K.1.0 
 5. Ilic, Crvena Zvezda0.8 
 6. Savovic, Hemofarm0.8 
 7. Hendrix, Maccabi0.8 
 8. Pekovic, Partizan0.8 
 9. Collins, Siroki W.0.7 
 10. Jordan, Krka0.7 


Jerome Jordan joins NY Knicks - by Zeljko Zule
Jerome Jordan (213-C-86, college: Tulsa) has left Slovenian team Krka to join New York Knicks. He averaged 12.0 points (2P 63%, FT 71%), 5.1 rebounds, 0,6 assists, 0.6 steals and 0.6 blocks in 11 Adriatic League games and 11.8 points (2P 56%, FT 82%), 7.3 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 0.5 steals and 1.3 block in 4 Eurocup games this season.
Jordan spent the lockout playing in Slovenia but signed an opt-out clause for when the lockout ended. There was also a small buyout in the Slovenia deal. Jordan was drafted 44th by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2010 NBA Draft. He was trade to the New York Knicks, who originally paid Milwaukee $1 million for his draft rights. Last season, Jordan played for the Serbian side Hemofarm.



Warren out 6 weeks! - by Dani Erceg
Starter of Cedevita Levour Warren (196-F-81, agency: SportsTalent, college: S.Carolina) will be out of roster for 6 weeks because of back injury. He had 10 appearances in Adriatic League this season averaging 13.3ppg, 3.0rpg, 2.0apg. In Euro Cup he played 6 matches averaging 9.7ppg, 4.2rpg, 2.5apg. In next round of Adriatic League Cedevita plays derby game vs Partizan Belgrade.

Round 11: Undefeated Maccabi T-A loses their first game against KK Zagreb CO - by Eurobasket News
The most surprising game was the first loss of undefeated Israeli Maccabi T-A (9-1) on the court of seventh ranked Croatian KK Zagreb CO on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by KK Zagreb CO 81-74. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of Maccabi T-A. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 28-19. But Maccabi T-A won second period 19-11. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when KK Zagreb CO won last quarter 23-17. They made 27-of-32 free shots (84.4 percent) during the game. They shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 57.1 percentage. 27 personal fouls committed by Maccabi T-A helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a great evening for forward Krunoslav Simon (197-85) who led his team to a victory scoring 26 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Center Mario Kasun (213-80) helped adding 12 points and 5 rebounds. American power forward Richard Hendrix (203-86, college: Alabama) responded with 10 points and 6 rebounds. Maccabi T-A's coach David Blatt rotated twelve players in this game, but that didn't help. Defending Croatian champion maintains seventh place with 6-5 record. Defending Israeli champion Maccabi T-A still keeps top position with one game lost. KK Zagreb CO's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Zagreb Cibona.
One of the most interesting games of round 11 was a derby match between two teams from Slovenia. The game took place in Novo Mesto where thirteenth ranked Krka outleveled visiting Helios (2-9) 84-64. It was an exceptional evening for Jamaican center Jerome Jordan (213-86, college: Tulsa) who led the winners and scored 19 points and 9 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). Smiljan Pavic accounted for 15 points and 6 rebounds (was perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line !!!). Guard Klemen Prepelic (191-92) came up with 22 points (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line) for Helios in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Defending Slovenian champion (3-8) moved-up to eleventh place. Helios at the other side keep the twelfth position with nine games lost. They share it with Crvena Zvezda and Zlatorog. Krka will play against higher ranked Radnicki K. (#8) in Kragujevac in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Helios will play on the road against the league's leader Maccabi T-A (#1) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Beograd. Third ranked Serbian host Partizan (8-3) smashed 4th placed Slovenian Union Olimpija (7-4) 93-69. The best player for the winners was Miroslav Raduljica who scored 12 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Partizan's coach Vlada Jovanovic felt very confident that he used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. Deon Thompson produced 25 points and 9 rebounds for the guests. Defending Serbian champion maintains third place with 8-3 record behind leader Maccabi T-A. Union Olimpija lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the fourth position with four games lost. They share it with Cibona and Buducnost. Partizan will meet league's second-placed Cedevita in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Union Olimpija will play against Hemofarm in Vrsac and hope to secure a win.
A very interesting game took place in Vrsac. It ended with only one-point home defeat of 9th ranked Serbian Hemofarm (4-6) to sixth ranked Montenegrin Buducnost (7-4) 78-77 on Saturday evening. Bojan Krstovic saved the victory by scoring 15 points. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Defending Montenegrin champion moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Cibona and Union Olimpija. Hemofarm lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the tenth position with six games lost. Buducnost's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Zlatorog (#14) in Lasko and are hoping to win another game. Hemofarm will play on the road against Union Olimpija (#6) in Ljubljana.

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 11: Crvena Zvezda lost to Cibona on the opponent's court 73-87. Cedevita managed to outperform Siroki WWin in a home game 74-60. Zlatorog recorded a loss to Radnicki K. on the road 88-71.


KK Zagreb CO - Maccabi T-A 81-74

The most surprising game was the first loss of undefeated Israeli Maccabi T-A (9-1) on the court of seventh ranked Croatian KK Zagreb CO on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by KK Zagreb CO 81-74. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of Maccabi T-A. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 28-19. But Maccabi T-A won second period 19-11. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when KK Zagreb CO won last quarter 23-17. They made 27-of-32 free shots (84.4 percent) during the game. They shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 57.1 percentage. 27 personal fouls committed by Maccabi T-A helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a great evening for forward Krunoslav Simon (197-85) who led his team to a victory scoring 26 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Center Mario Kasun (213-80) helped adding 12 points and 5 rebounds. American power forward Richard Hendrix (203-86, college: Alabama) responded with 10 points and 6 rebounds and the other American import swingman Keith Langford (193-83, college: Kansas) scored 12 points. Maccabi T-A's coach David Blatt rotated twelve players in this game, but that didn't help. Defending Croatian champion maintains seventh place with 6-5 record. Defending Israeli champion Maccabi T-A still keeps top position with one game lost. KK Zagreb CO's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Zagreb Cibona.
Top scorers:
KK Zagreb CO: K.Simon 26+7reb+4ast, D.Rancic 12+3reb+1ast, M.Kasun 12+5reb+1ast, S.Ozbolt 8+1reb+3ast, P.Babic 8+2reb+2ast, A.Masic 6+4reb
Maccabi T-A: K.Langford 12+1reb+3ast, D.Smith 12+2reb+1ast, R.Hendrix 10+6reb+2ast, T.Papaloukas 7+2reb+2ast, D.Blu 7+3reb, L.Eliyahu 6+1ast
gschID: 132996


Cibona - Crvena Zvezda 87-73

Very expected game in Zagreb where 11th ranked Serbian Zvezda (2-9) was defeated by sixth ranked Croatian Cibona (7-4) 87-73. The game was mostly controlled by Cibona. Zvezda was better in third quarter 20-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They shot 60.4 percent from the field and made 21-of-25 charity shots (84.0 percent) during the game. Power forward Tomislav Zubcic (214-90, agency: Beo Basket) orchestrated the victory by scoring 14 points. American guard Brian Chase (178-81, college: Virginia Tech) contributed with 13 points for the winners. Four Cibona players scored in double figures. Montenegrin power forward Bojan Subotic (206-90) answered with 11 points and power forward Uros Nikolic (207-87) added 8 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Zvezda. Both coaches tested many bench players saving starting five for next games. Cibona moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Union Olimpija and Buducnost. Zvezda lost sixth consecutive game. They dropped to the twelfth position with nine games lost. Cibona's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Zagreb to the arena KK Zagreb CO.
Top scorers:
Cibona: T.Zubcic 14+4reb+3ast, B.Chase 13+2reb+2ast, D.Rudez 13+2reb, A.Barbour 11+1reb, M.Rozic 9+6reb+2ast, A.Zizic 8+2reb+1ast
Crvena Zvezda: B.Subotic 11+4reb, B.Lazic 9+1reb+2ast, U.Nikolic 8+6reb, B.Popovic 8+4reb+1ast, S.Lesic 7+4reb, A.Cvetkovic 6+3reb
gschID: 132997


Cedevita - Siroki WWin 74-60

Very predictable result in Zagreb where second ranked Croatian Cedevita (9-2) defeated 8th ranked Bosnian HKK Siroki WWin (5-6) 74-60. It looked good early as HKK Siroki WWin took an 2-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Cedevita had a 19-15 second period charge getting the lead and HKK Siroki WWin was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 60-74. Cedevita forced 19 HKK Siroki WWin turnovers. Swingman Marino Bazdaric (197-78) orchestrated the victory by scoring 15 points. American-Croatian guard Dontaye Draper (180-84, college: Charleston) contributed with 11 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Cedevita's coach Drazen Anzulovic allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Croatian point guard Jakov Vladovic (186-83) answered with 11 points and 6 rebounds and Croatian forward Zeljko Sakic (203-88) added 11 points in the effort for HKK Siroki WWin. Cedevita maintains second place with 9-2 record having just -1 point less than leader Maccabi T-A. Defending Bosnian champion HKK Siroki WWin keeps the eighth position with six games lost. Cedevita's next round opponent will be Partizan (#3) in Beograd, which may be the game of the day. HKK Siroki WWin will play on the road against Zvezda (#12) in Beograd.
Top scorers:
Cedevita: M.Bazdaric 15+4reb+2ast, D.Draper 11+5reb+4ast, M.Bilan 10+8reb, M.Smodis 9+1reb, V.Princ 7+2reb+3ast, T.Petrovic 7+1reb
Siroki WWin: Z.Sakic 11+4reb+1ast, J.Vladovic 11+6reb+3ast, F.Pilepic 11+2reb+1ast, D.Persic 9+2reb+1ast, B.Barac 7+4reb+2ast, D.Planinic 7+7reb
gschID: 132998


Partizan - Union Olimpija 93-69

The game between Top Four teams took place in Beograd. Third ranked Serbian host Partizan (8-3) smashed 4th placed Slovenian Union Olimpija (7-4) 93-69. The hosts trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 53-28 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Partizan made 19-of-24 free shots (79.2 percent) during the game. Partizan outrebounded Union Olimpija 37-18 including a 24-13 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists comparing to just 12 passes made by Union Olimpija's players. The best player for the winners was center Miroslav Raduljica (213-88) who scored 12 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Forward Dusan Kecman (197-77, agency: Beo Basket) chipped in 15 points (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Partizan's coach Vlada Jovanovic felt very confident that he used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. American forward Deon Thompson (203-88, college: N.Carolina) produced 25 points and 9 rebounds and guard Jan Mocnik (174-87, agency: World Sport Agency) added 10 points and 4 assists respectively for the guests. Four Union Olimpija players scored in double figures. Defending Serbian champion maintains third place with 8-3 record behind leader Maccabi T-A. Union Olimpija lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the fourth position with four games lost. They share it with Cibona and Buducnost. Partizan will meet league's second-placed Cedevita in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Union Olimpija will play against Hemofarm in Vrsac and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Partizan: D.Milosavljevic 16+5reb, D.Kecman 15+4reb+3ast, M.Raduljica 12+6reb+5ast, A.Law 9+4reb+3ast, V.Lucic 8+2reb+5ast, M.Cakarevic 7+5reb+3ast
Union Olimpija: D.Thompson 25+9reb+2ast, J.Blazic 12+2reb+1ast, J.Mocnik 10+2reb+4ast, S.Salin 10+1reb+3ast, D.Bertans 7+3reb+1ast, R.Rothbart 5
gschID: 132999


Hemofarm - Buducnost 77-78

A very interesting game took place in Vrsac. It ended with only one-point home defeat of 9th ranked Serbian Hemofarm (4-6) to sixth ranked Montenegrin Buducnost (7-4) 78-77 on Saturday evening. The guests were already 11 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 23-13 Hemofarm's run in the last quarter cut the lead to 78-77 at the end of the game. Serbian guard Bojan Krstovic (194-80) saved the victory by scoring 15 points. Canadian guard Jermaine Anderson (188-83, college: Fordham) contributed with 15 points and 5 assists for the winners. Forward Boris Savovic (206-87) answered with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 17 rebounds and Montenegrin power forward Ivan Maras (208-86, agency: Beo Basket) added 17 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Hemofarm. Four Hemofarm players scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Defending Montenegrin champion moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Cibona and Union Olimpija. Hemofarm lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the tenth position with six games lost. Buducnost's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Zlatorog (#14) in Lasko and are hoping to win another game. Hemofarm will play on the road against Union Olimpija (#6) in Ljubljana.
Top scorers:
Buducnost: J.Anderson 15+2reb+5ast, B.Krstovic 15+4reb+3ast, V.Tica 9+3reb, B.Dubljevic 8+6reb+1ast, C.Vitkovac 8+2reb+3ast, M.Popovic 7
Hemofarm: I.Maras 17+5reb+1ast, B.Savovic 15+17reb+2ast, M.Sutalo 13+3reb, A.Nesovic 13+1reb+2ast, M.Pantic 9, P.Lambic 8+2reb+1ast
gschID: 133000


Radnicki K. - Zlatorog 88-71

Not a big story in a game in Kragujevac where 12th ranked Slovenian Zlatorog (2-9) was defeated by tenth ranked Serbian Radnicki K. (5-6) 88-71. After very bad start, Zlatorog stormed back in the second period cutting the deficit to 1 point 42-41. But it was not enough and Radnicki K. took back the control in second half. American center David Simon (207-82, college: IPFW) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 13 rebounds. His fellow American import forward Mike Scott (203-86, college: Kent St.) contributed with 25 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Center Alen Omic (213-92) answered with 24 points and 9 rebounds (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field) and Slovenian guard Luka Lapornik (195-88) added 11 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Zlatorog. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Radnicki K. have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Siroki WWin. Zlatorog at the other side dropped to the bottom position with nine games lost. Radnicki K.'s next round opponent will be Krka (#11) in Novo Mesto. Zlatorog will play at home against Buducnost in Podgorica.
Top scorers:
Radnicki K.: D.Simon 26+13reb, M.Scott 25+6reb+2ast, S.Sinovec 12+6reb+2ast, B.Bakic 8+1reb+2ast, S.Markovic 6+2reb+8ast, S.Bratic 6+1reb
Zlatorog: A.Omic 24+9reb+1ast, L.Lapornik 11+5reb+1ast, D.Vujasinovic 9+6ast, J.Brodnik 7+6reb, M.Lapornik 6+1reb, G.Mali 5+5reb+3ast
gschID: 132994


Krka - Helios 84-64

One of the most interesting games of round 11 was a derby match between two teams from Slovenia. The game took place in Novo Mesto where thirteenth ranked Krka outleveled visiting Helios (2-9) 84-64. The game without a history. Krka led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 48 of its points in the paint compared to Helios' 24. They outrebounded Helios 42-25 including 17 on the offensive glass. Krka brought some defensive toughness making 7 blocks. Helios were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. It was an exceptional evening for Jamaican center Jerome Jordan (213-86, college: Tulsa) who led the winners and scored 19 points and 9 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). Power forward Smiljan Pavic (210-80) accounted for 15 points and 6 rebounds (was perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line !!!) for the winning side. Guard Klemen Prepelic (191-92) came up with 22 points (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line) and Bosnian forward Dejan Jeftic (200-89) added 9 points respectively for Helios in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Defending Slovenian champion (3-8) moved-up to eleventh place. Helios at the other side keep the twelfth position with nine games lost. They share it with Crvena Zvezda and Zlatorog. Krka will play against higher ranked Radnicki K. (#8) in Kragujevac in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Helios will play on the road against the league's leader Maccabi T-A (#1) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
Krka: J.Jordan 19+9reb+1ast, S.Pavic 15+6reb, Z.Dragic 9+4reb+1ast, M.Abdul-Hamid 8+2ast, J.Balazic 8+3reb+1ast, B.Krivec 8+5reb+2ast
Helios: K.Prepelic 22+1ast, D.Jeftic 9+3reb, D.Gay 6+3reb+1ast, D.Pasalic 6+5reb+1ast, S.Cebular 5+3reb, V.Petrovic 4+2reb+2ast
gschID: 132995




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NBL Round 10 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News
Adelaide 36ers (#8) forced the game against Kings (#5) into an overtime, but lost by four points 103-107 on Friday night. Julian Khazzouh (209-C-86) had a double-double by scoring 20 points, 21 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 blocks to lead the charge for the winners. Adelaide 36ers' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Kings maintains fifth position with 6-7 record. Adelaide 36ers at the other side keep the eighth place with eight games lost. Kings will have a break next round. Adelaide 36ers will play at home against Wollongong Hawks (#9) in Gwynneville and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last game of round 10 Kings lost to Crocodiles on the opponent's court 69-80. Breakers outscored Blaze in a home game 106-85. Tigers recorded a loss to Taipans on the road 77-79. 36ers were defeated by Breakers on its own court 73-86. Wildcats smashed Hawks in Perth 98-70.


Crocodiles - Kings 80-69

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams in Wulguru where 5th ranked Kings (6-7) were defeated by sixth ranked Townsville Crocodiles (5-4) 80-69 on Sunday. The hosts trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 80-69. The former international swingman Peter Crawford (193-79) scored 17 points and 7 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and the former international forward Jacob Holmes (201-83) chipped in 10 points and 12 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side the former international center Julian Khazzouh (209-86) responded with a double-double by scoring 17 points, 16 rebounds and 4 blocks and American power forward Jerai Grant (203-89, college: Clemson) produced a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds. Four Townsville Crocodiles and five Kings players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Townsville Crocodiles maintains sixth position with 5-4 record. Kings at the other side keep the fifth place with seven games lost. Townsville Crocodiles will face higher ranked Melbourne Tigers (#4) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game.
Top scorers:
Kings: J.Khazzouh 17+16reb+2ast, A.Bruce 15+6reb+5ast, J.Grant 15+11reb+1ast, B.Madgen 10+5reb+1ast, A.Bose 10+10reb+1ast, L.Martin 2+2reb
Crocodiles: P.Crawford 17+7reb+2ast, L.Schenscher 13+9reb+2ast, E.Mims 11+6reb+3ast, J.Holmes 10+12reb+2ast, E.Gill 9+5reb+5ast, T.Blanchfield 7+3reb
gschID: 138871


Breakers - Blaze 106-85

Very predictable result in Auckland where first ranked New Zealand Breakers (9-3) smashed 6th ranked Gold Coast Blaze (4-5) 106-85 on Thursday. The hosts trailed by 6 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 8-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 106-85. New Zealand Breakers dominated down low during the game scoring 68 of its points in the paint compared to Gold Coast Blaze's 34. They outrebounded Gold Coast Blaze 48-22 including a 20-3 advantage in offensive rebounds. New Zealand Breakers looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. Gold Coast Blaze was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Fiji-New Zealand forward Mika Vukona (198-82) had a double-double by scoring 21 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists to lead the charge for the winners and New Zealand swingman Thomas Abercrombie (198-87, college: Washington St., agency: Priority Sports) chipped in 16 points and 10 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side American power forward Will Hudson (206-89, college: Oakland) responded with 19 points and international guard Adam Gibson (188-86) scored 10 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists. Five New Zealand Breakers and four Gold Coast Blaze 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. New Zealand Breakers have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 9-3 record. Gold Coast Blaze at the other side dropped to the seventh place with five games lost. New Zealand Breakers will face Cairns Taipans (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Gold Coast Blaze will play against the league's second-placed Perth Wildcats (#2).
Top scorers:
Blaze: J.Harvey 19+1ast, W.Hudson 19+4reb+1ast, A.Deleon 15+2reb+4ast, A.Gibson 10+7reb+7ast, M.Worthington 6+2reb, J.Cadee 5+4reb
Breakers: M.Vukona 21+11reb+6ast, D.Corletto 18+2reb+6ast, A.Pledger 18+6reb, T.Abercrombie 16+10reb+1ast, C.Jackson 14+4reb+7ast, G.Wilkinson 11+8reb+2ast
gschID: 138866


Kings - 36ers 107-103 OT

Adelaide 36ers (#8) forced the game against Kings (#5) into an overtime, but lost by four points 103-107 on Friday night. The hosts trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 29-23 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to tie the game at the end of regular time. They were better in overtime eventually winning that period 7-3. Kings made 29-of-35 free shots (82.9 percent) during the game. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Kings made 7 blocks. Adelaide 36ers were plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. The former international center Julian Khazzouh (209-86) had a double-double by scoring 20 points, 21 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 blocks to lead the charge for the winners and the former international guard Aaron Bruce (191-84) chipped in 24 points and 5 assists during the contest. At the losing side center Daniel Johnson (212-88, college: Pepperdine) responded with 24 points and 9 rebounds and American forward Diamon Simpson (201-87, college: St.Mary's, CA) scored 19 points and 7 rebounds. Five Kings and four Adelaide 36ers players scored in double figures. Adelaide 36ers' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Kings maintains fifth position with 6-7 record. Adelaide 36ers at the other side keep the eighth place with eight games lost. Kings will have a break next round. Adelaide 36ers will play at home against Wollongong Hawks (#9) in Gwynneville and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
36ers: D.Johnson 24+9reb+3ast, D.Simpson 19+7reb, C.Warren 15+3reb+5ast, S.Weigh 12+8reb+2ast, W.Helliwell 7+2ast, N.Crosswell 7+2reb+5ast
Kings: A.Bruce 24+1reb+5ast, A.Bose 21+7reb+1ast, J.Khazzouh 20+21reb+4ast, L.Martin 13+1reb+1ast, J.Grant 12+3reb+2ast, B.Madgen 8+2reb
gschID: 138867


Taipans - Tigers 79-77

There was a minor upset when one of their biggest challengers Melbourne Tigers (6-6) were edged on the road by fifth ranked Cairns Taipans (6-5) 79-77 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 1-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 79-77. Cairns Taipans made 18-of-21 free shots (85.7 percent) during the game. American point guard Jamar Wilson (185-84, college: Albany, agency: Pro One Sports) scored 27 points and 5 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and center Ian Crosswhite (210-82, college: Oregon) chipped in 13 points and 13 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side international power forward Cameron Tragardh (209-83, college: ORU) responded with 24 points and 7 rebounds and American swingman Ronald Dorsey (197-83, college: McNeese St.) produced a double-double by scoring 18 points and 12 rebounds. Cairns Taipans moved-up to third place. Melbourne Tigers lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the fourth position with six games lost. Cairns Taipans will face league's leader New Zealand Breakers in Auckland in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Melbourne Tigers will play at home against Townsville Crocodiles in Wulguru and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Tigers: C.Tragardh 24+7reb+1ast, R.Dorsey 18+12reb+2ast, A.Ubaka 18+6reb+5ast, D.Dillon 9+2reb+1ast, L.Rush 2+3reb+1ast, T.Greer 2+11reb+1ast
Taipans: J.Wilson 27+5reb+1ast, A.Warren 16+7reb, I.Crosswhite 13+13reb+2ast, B.Hill 8+6reb+3ast, K.Williams 5+1ast, A.Loughton 4+7reb+2ast
gschID: 138868


36ers - Breakers 73-86

Everything went according to plan in Findon where first ranked New Zealand Breakers (9-3) beat 8th ranked Adelaide 36ers (3-8) 86-73 on Sunday. The guests trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 42-28 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. American power forward Gary Wilkinson (204-82, college: Utah St.) scored 30 points and 5 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import guard Cedric Jackson (191-86, college: Cleveland St.) chipped in 11 points, 8 rebounds and 9 assists during the contest. Five New Zealand Breakers players scored in double figures. At the losing side center Daniel Johnson (212-88, college: Pepperdine) responded with 17 points and 5 rebounds and American forward Diamon Simpson (201-87, college: St.Mary's, CA) scored 16 points and 8 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. New Zealand Breakers have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 9-3 record. Loser Adelaide 36ers keep the eighth place with eight games lost. New Zealand Breakers will face Cairns Taipans (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Adelaide 36ers will play against Wollongong Hawks (#9) in Gwynneville and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
36ers: D.Johnson 17+5reb+3ast, D.Simpson 16+8reb+1ast, C.Warren 16+3reb, S.Weigh 8+5reb+1ast, M.Creek 4+2reb+1ast, W.Helliwell 3+2reb+2ast
Breakers: G.Wilkinson 30+5reb+1ast, D.Corletto 15+3reb+1ast, A.Pledger 13+7reb, M.Vukona 13+5reb, C.Jackson 11+8reb+9ast, D.Boucher 2+7reb+5ast
gschID: 138869


Hawks - Wildcats 70-98

There was no surprise in Gwynneville where 9th ranked Wollongong Hawks (3-8) were outplayed by second ranked Perth Wildcats (8-4) 98-70 on Sunday. Perth Wildcats dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Wollongong Hawks' 36 and made 17-of-22 free shots (77.3 percent) during the game. Perth Wildcats forced 20 Wollongong Hawks turnovers. American guard Kevin Lisch (188-86, college: St.Louis, agency: Warren Sports International) scored 23 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and the former international forward Shawn Redhage (203-81, college: Arizona St., agency: Warren Sports International) chipped in 23 points during the contest. Four Perth Wildcats players scored in double figures. Perth Wildcats' coach Rob Beveridge felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side power forward Larry Davidson (206-83, college: Boise St.) responded with 9 points and 11 rebounds and the former international swingman Glen Saville (197-76) scored 7 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Defending champion maintains second position with 8-4 record behind leader Breakers. Wollongong Hawks lost third consecutive game. They stay at the bottom place with eight games lost. Perth Wildcats will face Gold Coast Blaze (#7) in Broadbeach in the next round where they are favorite. Wollongong Hawks will play on the road against Adelaide 36ers in Findon and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hawks: R.Martin 15+2reb+2ast, O.Forman 11+7reb, J.Catron 10+5reb+1ast, S.Glover 9+4reb+2ast, L.Davidson 9+11reb+1ast, G.Saville 7+7reb+5ast
Wildcats: K.Lisch 23+8reb+4ast, S.Redhage 23+1reb+3ast, L.Nevill 11+5reb+2ast, M.Knight 10+2reb+3ast, G.Hire 8+4reb+1ast, B.Robbins 7+4reb
gschID: 138870




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


Stats Leaders - NBL
Points Per Game
 Cameron TRAGARDH
  Tigers
  (209-C/F-83)
  Avg: 19.3
 1. Tragardh, Tigers19.3 
 2. Mills, Tigers18.6 
 3. Khazzouh, Kings18.6 
 4. Wilkinson, Breakers17.6 
 5. Wilson, Taipans17.5 
 6. Lisch, Wildcats17.2 
 7. Deleon, Blaze16.8 
 8. Warren, 36ers16.8 
 9. Crawford, Croco.15.8 
 10. Johnson, 36ers15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Julian KHAZZOUH
  Kings
  (209-C-86)
  Avg: 11
 1. Khazzouh, Kings11.0 
 2. Holmes, Crocodiles9.7 
 3. Crosswhite, Taipa.8.7 
 4. Simpsons, 36ers8.6 
 5. Grant, Kings7.9 
 6. Johnson, 36ers7.7 
 7. Rychart, Taipans7.5 
 8. Greer, Tigers6.8 
 9. Vukona, Breakers6.8 
 10. Worthington, Blaze6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Cedric JACKSON
  Breakers
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 6
 1. Jackson, Breakers6.0 
 2. Gibson, Blaze5.0 
 3. Mills, Tigers5.0 
 4. Bruce, Kings5.0 
 5. Crosswell, 36ers4.7 
 6. Gill, Crocodiles4.2 
 7. Martin, Hawks4.2 
 8. Martin, Wildcats4.0 
 9. Wilson, Taipans3.5 
 10. Redhage, Wildcats3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Cedric JACKSON
  Breakers
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Jackson, Breakers2.5 
 2. Martin, Wildcats2.3 
 3. Robbins, Wildcats2.0 
 4. Mims, Crocodiles1.8 
 5. Gibson, Blaze1.6 
 6. Tovey, Wildcats1.4 
 7. Gill, Crocodiles1.3 
 8. Crawford, Croco.1.2 
 9. Deleon, Blaze1.2 
 10. Lisch, Wildcats1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Julian KHAZZOUH
  Kings
  (209-C-86)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Khazzouh, Kings2.1 
 2. Simpsons, 36ers1.5 
 3. Johnson, 36ers1.5 
 4. Grant, Kings1.5 
 5. Worthington, Blaze1.4 
 6. Martin, Wildcats1.3 
 7. Knight, Wildcats1.0 
 8. Abercrombie, Break.1.0 
 9. Crosswhite, Taipa.1.0 
 10. Nevill, Wildcats0.9 


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


Kapfenberg Bulls replace Mikhail Linskens with Chad Gray - by Stefan Prager
The Kapfenberg Bulls presented a new player with Chad Gray (200-F-85, agency: ARN Sports and Entertainment, college: Co.Carolina). The 26 year old forward will replace center Mikhail Linskens (213-C-87, agency: R.H.Consultancy, college: Wyoming) with immediate effect. Linskens contract would have ended at christmas anyways due to the comeback of center Heinz Kuegerl. Head Coach Ante Perica is/was searching for an athletic wing player who is capable of playing both small and power forward. Gray started his season in Denmark playing for the Bakken Bears. In 7 appearances he averaged 12.4 ppg along with 3.4 rpg while shooting 52.8% from the field. Gray started his collegiate career in South Carolina before transferring to Coastal Carolina in 2008. With the Chanticleers Gray made the Big South Tournament final twice in 2010 and 2011. He was selected to the All Tournament in both of those years. In 2011 Gray was an All Big South Conference First Teamer. Gray is expected to have his debut for the Bulls on Sunday when Kapfenberg faces the defending champion Oberwart on the road.

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Jaycee Carroll and Nik Caner-Medley may play for Azerbaijan - by Eurobasket News
Azerbaijan basketball federation are looking for the players who can reinforce the team prior to the start of EuroBasket 2013 Qualifying Round. They negotiate the participation of Jaycee Carroll (188-PG-83, agency: Priority Sports) and Nik Caner-Medley (203-F-83, agency: Priority Sports, college: Maryland) in the tournament for Azerbaijan. The players have reportedly agreed to start the process of joining Azerbaijan National Team.
Jaycee Carroll is playing for Real Madrid this season. He tallied 8.7 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game in ACB. InEuroleague the guard delivers 16.9 points, 2.6 rebounds per game.
Nik Caner-Medley has joined Valencia at the start of the season. The forward tallies 18.7 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game in EuroCup. In ACB his stats read 13.5 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.2 assists per appearance.
Azerbaijan basketball federation is also in contact with Orhan Haciyeva (201-C/F-89) from Aliaga.
Azerbaijan will start their EuroBasket 2013 Qualifying campaign on August 15, 2012. They will face Luxembourg on the road. Azerbaijan got into Group B together with Luxembourg, Germany, Bulgaria and Sweden.


Araz defeat Gala in Round 3 - by Eurobasket News
Araz kept their perfect record in D1 championship. The defending champions overcame their archrivals Gala 84:79 in the third round encounter.
Chag Oiretim outgunned NTL-Tudor 76:59 to catch up with their opponents in the ladder.
Aztop edged BGu 86:49 in the third game of the round.


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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. Soo, Rapla17.0 
 6. Amis, Tartu Ulikool16.9 
 7. Reminas, Naglis P.16.5 
 8. Mayo, Liepaja16.0 
 9. Laksa, Barsy Atyr.16.0 
 10. Pakamanis, Juven.15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Raido RINGMETS
  Rapla
  (206-C/F-83)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Ringmets, Rapla9.3 
 2. Johnson, Naglis P.8.8 
 3. Nelson, Jelgava8.8 
 4. Galdikas, Neptunas8.7 
 5. Mednis, Turiba8.6 
 6. Arnold, TT.8.3 
 7. Benn, Naglis Palan.7.8 
 8. McClure, Kedainiai7.6 
 9. Bowles, Siauliai7.6 
 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. Dorbek, Tarvas4.8 
 6. Dainys, Neptunas4.5 
 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. Keedus, TT.2.0 
 4. Hughes, Pieno Z.2.0 
 5. Oja, Tarvas2.0 
 6. Benn, Naglis Palan.2.0 
 7. Krumins, Jelgava1.8 
 8. Elksnis, Valmiera1.8 
 9. Matulionis, Techas.1.8 
 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. Toome, Kalev/Cramo1.6 
 6. Staniulis, Techasas1.6 
 7. Kurtsevich, Trium.1.2 
 8. Morgan, Pieno Z.1.2 
 9. Keedus, TT.0.9 
 10. Butkevicius, Saka.0.9 


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 4-2 
 3. Barsy Atyrau 3-3 
 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 


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


KK BOSNA ASA continues to dominate in the Bosnian domestic league - by Chris Mathieu
KK BOSNA ASA continues to dominate in the Bosnian domestic league winning its last game against KK Celik Zenica 95-79. BOSNA is now 10-0 and much of the credit should go to Hamdo Fraljak and Dzenan Rahimic for leading the resurgent team. Eldin Camdzic and Dino Hodzic have played very well at the guard positions as well. Dino has supplied a solid all-around game and Eldin has improved his outside shot, making a nice inside out combo with Dzenan who is averaging 23.6ppg. In what was supposed to be a rebuilding effort with youth, BOSNA has been impressive so far. It is a foregone conclusion that they will make it to the final 6, the question is will they have the resources to sign players as reinforcements, as no doubt that teams like Igokea (currently in second place at 9-1) will be looking to strengthen their team for a chance at the title.

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Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Martin DURCHEV
  Tundja Y.
  (200-G-87)
  Avg: 20.6
 1. Durchev, Tundja Y.20.6 
 2. Harper, Levski S.18.8 
 3. Yanev, Cherno More18.1 
 4. Vukosavljevi., Ril.17.0 
 5. Ofoegbu, Tundja Y.14.9 
 6. Stankov, Spartak14.9 
 7. Hall, Levski Sofia14.8 
 8. Heath, Lukoil A.14.6 
 9. Slaveykov, Sparta.14.3 
 10. Tsenov, Spartak14.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Vasil EVTIMOV
  Levski Sofia
  (207-C/F-77)
  Avg: 10.6
 1. Evtimov, Levski So.10.6 
 2. Yanev, Cherno More10.1 
 3. Pavlovski, Chernom.9.2 
 4. Ofoegbu, Tundja Y.8.2 
 5. Vukosavljevi., Ril.8.1 
 6. Slaveykov, Sparta.7.2 
 7. Petkov, Tundja Y.6.8 
 8. Crawford, Balkan6.2 
 9. Todorov, Spartak6.2 
 10. Zahariev, Rilski5.6 
Assists Per Game
 Julian RADIONOV
  Tundja Y.
  (188-G-79)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Radionov, Tundja Y.6.2 
 2. Mirkovic, Rilski S.5.3 
 3. Heath, Lukoil A.5.2 
 4. Dyakovski, Sparta.5.0 
 5. Filipov, Balkan3.9 
 6. Aleksiev, Cherno M.3.9 
 7. Govedarov, Tundja3.2 
 8. Zhelev, Cherno M.3.2 
 9. Zahariev, Rilski S.3.1 
 10. Dunovic, Chernomo.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Julian RADIONOV
  Tundja Y.
  (188-G-79)
  Avg: 3
 1. Radionov, Tundja Y.3.0 
 2. Heath, Lukoil A.2.8 
 3. Roshmanov, Cherno.2.7 
 4. Durchev, Tundja Y.2.0 
 5. Mirkovic, Rilski S.2.0 
 6. Zhelev, Cherno M.1.9 
 7. Dimitrov, Levski S.1.9 
 8. Velikov, Rilski S.1.9 
 9. Dunovic, Chernomo.1.9 
 10. Boev, Rilski Spor.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Josh CRAWFORD
  Balkan
  (211-C-88)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Crawford, Balkan1.4 
 2. Pavlovski, Chernom.1.1 
 3. Banev, Lukoil A.1.0 
 4. Ofoegbu, Tundja Y.0.9 
 5. Martin, Balkan0.9 
 6. Gocevski, Tundja Y.0.7 
 7. Petkov, Tundja Y.0.7 
 8. Bilobrk, Rilski S.0.5 
 9. Eller, Levski Sofia0.5 
 10. Aleksov, Chernomo.0.4 


Standings A1
NBL Standings
 1. Lukoil Academik 9-0 
 2. Levski Sofia 7-2 
 3. Rilski Sportist 6-3 
 4. Cherno More 5-4 
 5. Tundja Yambol 4-5 
 6. Balkan 3-6 
 7. Chernomorets 1-8 
 8. Spartak Pleven 1-8 


NBL Round 9: Lukoil Academik beats Levski Sofia in a derby game - by Eurobasket News
The most exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Sofia: Lukoil Academik (#1) and Levski Sofia (#2). Levski Sofia was crushed at home by 20 points 65-85 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Levski Sofia. The guests trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 7-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 85-65. 25 personal fouls committed by Levski Sofia helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was the former international center Tencho Banev (209-80, agency: Interperformances) who had a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds. American guard Brandon Heath (193-84, college: San Diego St.) chipped in 5 points, 10 assists and 4 steals. Lukoil Academik's coach Jovica Arsic used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was the former international power forward Vasil Evtimov (207-77, college: N.Carolina, agency: Interperformances) who recorded a double-double by scoring 11 points and 15 rebounds. Undefeated Lukoil Academik (9-0) have an impressive series of nine victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with a perfect record of 9 victories in a row. Levski Sofia at the other side keeps the second position with two games lost. Lukoil Academik are looking forward to face Rilski Sportist (#3) in Samokov in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Levski Sofia will play on the road against Balkan in Botevgrad and is hoping to prove to their supporters that the loss was just an accident.
The game in Pleven was also worth to mention about. Sixth ranked Balkan (3-6) played at the court of 8th ranked Spartak Pleven (1-8). Balkan did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 77-60. It was a good game for American center Josh Crawford (211-88, college: Indiana St.) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 10 rebounds. Dimitar Filipov contributed with 13 points and 4 assists for the winners. Balkan's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Guard Aleksandar Dyakovski (185-82) answered with 14 points for Spartak Pleven. Balkan maintains sixth place with 3-6 record. Spartak Pleven lost their sixth game in a row. They stay at the bottom position with eight games lost. They share it with Chernomorets. Balkan will play against league's second-placed Levski Sofia at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Spartak Pleven will play against Chernomorets (#7) in Burgas and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Samokov. Local Rilski Sportist (6-3) outscored 5th ranked Tundja Yambol (4-5) 93-63 on Saturday night. Stanislav Vaklinov stepped up and scored 18 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. The best for the losing side was Stanislav Govedarov with 16 points and 4 assists. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. The victory was the third consecutive win for Rilski Sportist. They maintain third place with 6-3 record having just three points less than leader Lukoil Academik. Loser Tundja Yambol keeps the fifth position with five games lost. Rilski Sportist will meet league's leader Lukoil Academik in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Tundja Yambol will play against Euroins Cherno More (#4) in Varna and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last game of round 9 Chernomorets was defeated by Cherno More in Varna 84-67.



Spartak Pleven - Balkan 60-77

The game in Pleven was also worth to mention about. Sixth ranked Balkan (3-6) played at the court of 8th ranked Spartak Pleven (1-8). Balkan did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 77-60. The game was mostly controlled by Balkan. Spartak Pleven was better in fourth quarter 20-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Balkan dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to Spartak Pleven's 28. They outrebounded Spartak Pleven 37-20 including a 27-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a good game for American center Josh Crawford (211-88, college: Indiana St.) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 10 rebounds. Guard Dimitar Filipov (185-89) contributed with 13 points and 4 assists for the winners. Four Balkan players scored in double figures. Balkan's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Guard Aleksandar Dyakovski (185-82) answered with 14 points and forward Simeon Tsenov (196-82) added 13 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Spartak Pleven. Balkan maintains sixth place with 3-6 record. Spartak Pleven lost their sixth game in a row. They stay at the bottom position with eight games lost. They share it with Chernomorets. Balkan will play against league's second-placed Levski Sofia at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Spartak Pleven will play against Chernomorets (#7) in Burgas and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Balkan: S.Marinov 13+2reb+1ast, D.Filipov 13+3reb+4ast, I.Martin 10+6reb, N.Marinov 10+1reb+1ast, J.Crawford 10+10reb+1ast, D.Marintchechki 9+7reb+2ast
Spartak Pleven: A.Dyakovski 14+2reb+3ast, S.Tsenov 13+6reb, V.Georgiev 10+1reb+3ast, R.Sofroniev 9+2reb+1ast, T.Todorov 7+5reb+1ast, I.Stankov 4+2reb
gschID: 139956


Rilski Sportist - Tundja Yambol 93-63

The game with biggest result difference took place in Samokov. Local Rilski Sportist (6-3) outscored 5th ranked Tundja Yambol (4-5) 93-63 on Saturday night. The game without a history. Rilski Sportist led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They shot 65.5 percent from the field. Rilski Sportist had a 35-18 advantage in offensive rebounds. They shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 57.1 percentage. Rilski Sportist looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Tundja Yambol's players. International Stanislav Vaklinov (207-89, agency: Interperformances) stepped up and scored 18 points and 7 rebounds for the winners and Serbian center Sasa Mijajlovic (211-80, college: Hutchinson CC) chipped in 12 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Five Rilski Sportist players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was guard Stanislav Govedarov (185-80) with 16 points and 4 assists and American center John Ofoegbu (206-84, college: Idaho St.) scored 13 points and 5 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. The victory was the third consecutive win for Rilski Sportist. They maintain third place with 6-3 record having just three points less than leader Lukoil Academik. Loser Tundja Yambol keeps the fifth position with five games lost. Rilski Sportist will meet league's leader Lukoil Academik in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Tundja Yambol will play against Euroins Cherno More (#4) in Varna and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Rilski Sportist: S.Vaklinov 18+7reb+3ast, B.Mirkovic 14+4reb+5ast, S.Mijajlovic 12+6reb+5ast, H.Zahariev 12+5reb+4ast, A.Velikov 12+2reb+4ast, A.Bilobrk 9+5reb+3ast
Tundja Yambol: S.Govedarov 16+3reb+4ast, J.Ofoegbu 13+5reb, S.Cholakov 11+6reb, M.Durchev 9, S.Petkov 5+4reb, Z.Gocevski 4+4reb
gschID: 139957


Levski Sofia - Lukoil Academik 65-85

The most exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Sofia: Lukoil Academik (#1) and Levski Sofia (#2). Levski Sofia was crushed at home by 20 points 65-85 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Levski Sofia. The guests trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 7-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 85-65. 25 personal fouls committed by Levski Sofia helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was the former international center Tencho Banev (209-80, agency: Interperformances) who had a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds. American guard Brandon Heath (193-84, college: San Diego St.) chipped in 5 points, 10 assists and 4 steals. Four Lukoil Academik players scored in double figures. Lukoil Academik's coach Jovica Arsic used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was the former international power forward Vasil Evtimov (207-77, college: N.Carolina, agency: Interperformances) who recorded a double-double by scoring 11 points and 15 rebounds and American swingman Aaron Harper (199-81, college: Mississippi, agency: Strategic Sports) added 14 points respectively. Lukoil Academik (9-0) have an impressive series of nine victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with a perfect record of 9 victories in a row. Levski Sofia at the other side keeps the second position with two games lost. Lukoil Academik are looking forward to face Rilski Sportist (#3) in Samokov in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Levski Sofia will play on the road against Balkan in Botevgrad and is hoping to prove to their supporters that the loss was just an accident.
Top scorers:
Lukoil Academik: V.Veselinov 13+3reb, T.Banev 13+11reb, T.Stoykov 12+4reb+2ast, A.Owens 11+3reb+2ast, B.Avramov 9+2ast, L.Mack 9+3reb+3ast
Levski Sofia: A.Harper 14+3reb+3ast, V.Evtimov 11+15reb+3ast, J.Bozov 9, H.Dimitrov 7+3reb+2ast, M.Hall 7+1reb+5ast, Z.Georgiev 5+2reb+2ast
gschID: 139958


Cherno More - Chernomorets 84-67

There was no surprise in Varna where 7th ranked Chernomorets (1-8) was defeated by fourth ranked Euroins Cherno More (5-4) 84-67 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Euroins Cherno More. Chernomorets managed to win third quarter 25-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Chernomorets 50-30 including a 35-24 advantage in defensive rebounds. Power forward Aleksandr Yanev (203-90) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 11 rebounds for the winners and guard Vasil Kyosev (195-90) chipped in 13 points and 5 assists. Euroins Cherno More's coach used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. The best for the losing side was FYR Macedonian center Kiril Pavlovski (210-85, agency: Global Sports Plaza) with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds and guard Dimitar Roshmanov (185-85) scored 17 points. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Euroins Cherno More maintains fourth place with 5-4 record. Chernomorets lost their eighth game in a row. They keep the seventh position with eight games lost. They share it with Spartak Pleven. Euroins Cherno More will meet Tundja Yambol (#5) on the road in the next round. Chernomorets will play against Spartak Pleven and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Cherno More: A.Yanev 20+11reb, V.Kyosev 13+3reb+5ast, G.Davidov 12+7reb+1ast, S.Iliev 10+6reb+3ast, P.Aleksiev 8+3reb+4ast, N.Kolev 5+9reb+1ast
Chernomorets: D.Roshmanov 17+2reb+2ast, K.Pavlovski 15+11reb, D.Dunovic 12+6reb+2ast, A.Penev 11+3reb+4ast, R.Aleksov 6+3reb+2ast, K.Koev 4+3reb+1ast
gschID: 139955




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CIS athletes of the week (#13): SMUs Colley, StFXs Dunn honoured - by Eurobasket News
OTTAWA (CIS) Basketball players Justine Colley from Saint Marys University and Jeremy Dunn (198-F) from St. Francis Xavier University are the CIS female and male athletes of the week for the period ending Dec. 4, 2011. These are the final selections of the fall semester.

Colley, a third-year commerce student from East Preston, N.S., averaged 30.5 points a game last week as the Huskies defeated StFX 96-76 and Cape Breton 69-65 to head into the December break with a 6-1 conference record. The 5-foot-9 guard tallied 28 points and six rebounds last Tuesday against the X-Women and was even better on Friday night in Sydney against the defending AUS champion Capers, finishing with 33 points and nine boards. A member of Team Canada at last summers Universiade in China and at the 2009 under-19 world championship, Colley is the reigning CIS scoring champion and once again leads the country this season with an average of 24.9 points per contest.

Laval swimmer Sarah Routier, Brock basketball player Nicole Rosenkranz and Calgary volleyball player Lindsey Doland were also nominated for the womens award.

Dunn, a fourth-year human kinetics student from Wolfville, N.S., scored a career-high 35 points in a 93-90 road win over Saint Marys to help the nationally second-ranked X-Men (5-0) remain undefeated going into the exam break. The 6-foot-5, 240-pound forward, who also grabbed seven rebounds in the close-fought affair, scored nine of his teams last 11 points in the final three minutes of play, including the games final four points on free throws to seal the victory. Dunn currently ranks fifth in CIS scoring with 22.2 points per outing.

UQTR hockey player Pierre-Luc Lessard, McMaster basketball player Victor Raso (193-G) and Trinity Western volleyball player Rudy Verhoeff were the other male nominees.

Female nominees:
AUS: Justine Colley, basketball, Saint Marys (recipient)
RSEQ: Sarah Routier, swimming, Laval
OUA: Nicole Rosenkranz, basketball, Brock
CWUAA: Lindsey Doland, volleyball, Calgary

Male nominees:
AUS: Jeremy Dunn, basketball, St. Francis Xavier (recipient)
RSEQ: Pierre-Luc Lessard, hockey, UQTR
OUA: Victor Raso, basketball, McMaster
CWUAA: Rudy Verhoeff, volleyball, Trinity Western
Courtesy of: http://english.cis-sic.ca


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  CHINA   


CBA Round 10: Top-ranked Beijing Ducks win another game - by Eurobasket News
CBA top team - Beijing Ducks (10-0) managed to deliver another win on Sunday. This time they beat fourteenth ranked Jiangsu Dragons (2-7) 109-98. The game was mostly controlled by Beijing Ducks. Jiangsu Dragons managed to win second period 25-24. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Beijing Ducks won last quarter 28-18. Beijing Ducks outrebounded Jiangsu Dragons 52-41 including a 32-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. 31 personal fouls committed by Jiangsu Dragons helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American power forward Randolph Morris (211-86, college: Kentucky) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 25 points and 15 rebounds. The other American import guard Stephon Marbury (187-77, college: Georgia Tech) contributed with 22 points and 10 assists for the winners. American-Lebanese power forward Jackson Vroman (208-81, college: Iowa St.) replied with 22 points and 7 rebounds for Jiangsu Dragons. Jiangsu Dragons' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Undefeated Beijing Ducks have an impressive ten-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 10-0 record. Jiangsu Dragons lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the fourteenth place with seven games lost. They share the position with Shanghai S.. Beijing Ducks will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Jiangsu Dragons will play on the road against TianJin Rongcheng (#17) in Tianjin and are hoping to prove to their fans that they can break losing series.
The game in DongGuan was also worth to mention about. 5th ranked Zhejiang Guangsha Lions (5-4) played at the court of sixth ranked DongGuan Leopards (6-4). DongGuan Leopards managed to secure a 7-point victory 101-94. The former international center Kai Zhang (211-82) had a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Josh-Emmanuel Akognon chipped in 28 points during the contest. At the losing side American forward Wilson Chandler (203-87, college: De Paul) responded with a double-double by scoring 27 points, 15 rebounds and 4 assists. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. DongGuan Leopards have an impressive six-game winning streak. They moved-up to fifth place. Zhejiang Guangsha Lions at the other side dropped to the eighth position with four games lost. They share it with Liaoning H.. DongGuan Leopards will play against Jilin Tigers (#11) in Changchun in the next round where they are favorite. Zhejiang Guangsha Lions will play on the road against Fujian SBS XunXin in Jinjiang and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
A very close game took place in Jinjiang between Fujian SBS XunXin and Shanghai Sharks. Tenth ranked Fujian SBS XunXin (5-5) got a very close home victory over 15th ranked Shanghai Sharks (2-7). Fujian SBS XunXin managed to escape with a 2-point win 95-93 on Sunday evening. Host team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. Zaid Abbas notched a double-double by scoring 21 points, 12 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals to lead the effort. Even 31 points and 7 rebounds (perfect from downtown making all seven shots !!!) by Ryan Forehan-Kelly did not help to save the game for Shanghai Sharks. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Fujian SBS XunXin maintains tenth position with 5-5 record. Shanghai Sharks lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the fourteenth place with seven games lost. They share the position with Jiangsu D.. Fujian SBS XunXin will meet at home higher ranked Zhejiang Guangsha Lions (#8) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Shanghai Sharks will play against Xinjiang Flying Tige (#3) in Urumqi and hope to secure a win.
The game between 13th ranked Shandong Bulls (3-7) and ninth ranked Shanxi Zhongyu (5-3) in Jinan ended with biggest points difference. Guests from Taiyuan outscored Shandong Bulls 106-86. Charles Gaines fired a double-double by scoring 24 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Shanxi Zhongyu have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Bayi Fubang. Shandong Bulls lost seventh consecutive game. They keep the thirteenth position with seven games lost. Shanxi Zhongyu's next round opponent will be Foshan (#12) on the road where they are favorite. Shandong Bulls will play against Bayi Fubang in Ningbo.

Other games in round 10 were not that significant. Guandong ST beat Jilin NE T. on the road 101-95. Qingdao DS lost to Bayi Fubang on its own court 95-100. Zhejiang C. managed to outperform TianJin R. in Hangzhou 103-91. Foshan recorded a loss to Xinjiang F.T. at home 96-102.
The most impressive performance of 10th round was 33 points (!!!) and 4 assists by Marcus Williams of Shanxi Zh..



Jilin NE T. - Guandong ST 95-101

No shocking result in a game when second ranked Guandong Tigers (8-2) beat 11th ranked Jilin Tigers (3-6) in Changchun 101-95. The guests were already 13 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 31-24 Jilin Tigers' run in the last quarter cut the lead to 101-95 at the end of the game. 28 personal fouls committed by Jilin Tigers helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. International forward Dong Hanlin (207-91) fired a double-double by scoring 26 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. American point guard Aaron Brooks (183-85, college: Oregon) chipped in a double-double by scoring 17 points, 5 rebounds and 11 assists. Four Guandong Tigers players scored in double figures. Jordanian guard Osama Daghles (198-79, college: Midwestern St.) produced a double-double by scoring 27 points and 12 assists and American swingman Cartier Martin (201-84, college: Kansas St.) added 29 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for lost side. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Guandong Tigers have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 8-2 record having just two points less than leader Beijing Ducks. Jilin Tigers lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the eleventh place with six games lost. Guandong Tigers' next round opponent will be Liaoning Hunters (#9) in Yingkou and are hoping to win another game. Jilin Tigers will play at home against DongGuan Leopards.
Top scorers:
Jilin NE T.: M.Cartier 29+8reb+4ast, D.Osama 27+4reb+12ast, L.Ang 11+11reb, Z.Biao 8+3reb, Z.Cheng 8+6reb+1ast, L.Wei 6+9reb
Guandong ST: H.Dong 26+12reb+1ast, B.Aaron 17+5reb+11ast, S.Wei 14+12reb, W.ShiPeng 12+3reb, L.Yuanyu 8+5reb, Z.FangYu 8+4reb+2ast
gschID: 158072


Beijing Ducks - Jiangsu D. 109-98

CBA top team - Beijing Ducks (10-0) managed to deliver another win on Sunday. This time they beat fourteenth ranked Jiangsu Dragons (2-7) 109-98. The game was mostly controlled by Beijing Ducks. Jiangsu Dragons managed to win second period 25-24. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Beijing Ducks won last quarter 28-18. Beijing Ducks outrebounded Jiangsu Dragons 52-41 including a 32-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. 31 personal fouls committed by Jiangsu Dragons helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American power forward Randolph Morris (211-86, college: Kentucky) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 25 points and 15 rebounds. The other American import guard Stephon Marbury (187-77, college: Georgia Tech) contributed with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 10 assists for the winners. American-Lebanese power forward Jackson Vroman (208-81, college: Iowa St.) replied with 22 points and 7 rebounds and the former international swingman Da Meng (196-82) added 23 points in the effort for Jiangsu Dragons. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Jiangsu Dragons' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Beijing Ducks have an impressive ten-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 10-0 record. Jiangsu Dragons lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the fourteenth place with seven games lost. They share the position with Shanghai S.. Beijing Ducks will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Jiangsu Dragons will play on the road against TianJin Rongcheng (#17) in Tianjin and are hoping to prove to their fans that they can break losing series.
Top scorers:
Jiangsu D.: M.Da 23+4reb, V.Jackson 22+7reb+2ast, W.Junjie 14+8reb+1ast, W.Marcus 12+2reb+5ast, W.Nan 10, L.Yahui 9+8reb
Beijing Ducks: M.Randolph 25+15reb+1ast, M.Stephon 22+4reb+10ast, C.Lei 21+1reb+1ast, Z.Xiaochuan 15+11reb+1ast, J.Zhe 8+9reb+1ast, C.Lin 8+8reb
gschID: 158073


Shandong FB - Shanxi Zh. 86-106

The game between 13th ranked Shandong Bulls (3-7) and ninth ranked Shanxi Zhongyu (5-3) in Jinan ended with biggest points difference. Guests from Taiyuan outscored Shandong Bulls 106-86. The game was mostly controlled by Shanxi Zhongyu. Shandong Bulls was better in third quarter 24-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Shanxi Zhongyu made 28-of-30 charity shots (93.3 percent) during the game, while Shandong Bulls only scored nine points from the stripe. Shanxi Zhongyu forced 22 Shandong Bulls turnovers. 25 personal fouls committed by Shandong Bulls helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American forward Charles Gaines (201-81, college: S.Mississippi) fired a double-double by scoring 24 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. The other American import swingman Marcus Williams (201-86, college: Arizona, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 33 points (!!!) and 4 assists (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). American swingman Alan Anderson (198-82, college: Michigan St., agency: Priority Sports) produced 19 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and the former international guard Jie Sun (190-86) added 18 points and 8 rebounds respectively for lost side. Five Shandong Bulls players scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Shanxi Zhongyu have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Bayi Fubang. Shandong Bulls lost seventh consecutive game. They keep the thirteenth position with seven games lost. Shanxi Zhongyu's next round opponent will be Foshan (#12) on the road where they are favorite. Shandong Bulls will play against Bayi Fubang in Ningbo.
Top scorers:
Shandong FB: A.Alan 19+5reb+4ast, S.Jie 18+8reb+2ast, S.Ran 13+4ast, T.HanLin 12+4reb, H.Othello 10+11reb+2ast, L.Li 8+3reb
Shanxi Zh.: W.Marcus 33+2reb+4ast, G.Charles 24+12reb+3ast, R.Junwei 21+6reb, Z.XueWen 9+1reb, P.Shang 8+1reb, L.XiaoMing 6+2reb+8ast
gschID: 158074


Qingdao DS - Bayi Fubang 95-100

Very expected game when 16th ranked Qingdao Double Star (2-8) lost at home to eighth ranked Bayi Fubang (5-3) 100-95. The guests were ahead by 11 points but lost the second period ending it with a 3-point deficit before their 32-24 run, which allowed them to win the game. 28 personal fouls committed by Qingdao Double Star helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The former international center Ke Mo (210-82) fired 31 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. International forward Lehei De (208-87) chipped in 20 points and 5 rebounds. American guard Lester Hudson (191-84, college: Tenn-Martin) produced 33 points (!!!), 7 rebounds, 8 assists and 8 steals and forward Kai Chen (205-88) added 29 points and 7 rebounds respectively for lost side. Four Qingdao Double Star players scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. Bayi Fubang moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Shanxi Zh. Qingdao Double Star lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the sixteenth position with eight games lost. Bayi Fubang's next round opponent will be Shandong Bulls (#13) in Jinan and are hoping to win another game. Qingdao Double Star will play at home against Zhejiang Cyclones in Hangzhou.
Top scorers:
Qingdao DS: H.Lester 33+7reb+8ast, C.Kai 29+7reb+3ast, S.Sani 10+4reb, L.Gen 10+8reb+1ast, C.Liang 8+7reb, X.YuYang 5+6reb
Bayi Fubang: M.Ke 31+5reb+1ast, D.Lehei 20+5reb+1ast, Y.Cao 14+4reb+2ast, W.ZhiZhi 9+3reb+1ast, Z.Chengyu 9+4reb+1ast, X.ZhongHao 7+7reb+2ast
gschID: 158069


DongGuan L. - Guangsha L. 101-94

The game in DongGuan was also worth to mention about. 5th ranked Zhejiang Guangsha Lions (5-4) played at the court of sixth ranked DongGuan Leopards (6-4). DongGuan Leopards managed to secure a 7-point victory 101-94. The hosts were already 16 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 28-19 Zhejiang Guangsha Lions' run in the last quarter cut the lead to 101-94 at the end of the game. The former international center Kai Zhang (211-82) had a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Nigerian-American guard Josh-Emmanuel Akognon (180-86, college: CS Fullerton) chipped in 28 points during the contest. Four DongGuan Leopards players scored in double figures. At the losing side American forward Wilson Chandler (203-87, college: De Paul) responded with a double-double by scoring 27 points, 15 rebounds and 4 assists and American-Puerto Rican center Peter John Ramos (222-85) produced a double-double by scoring 31 points and 10 rebounds (on 11-of-13 shooting from the field). Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. DongGuan Leopards have an impressive six-game winning streak. They moved-up to fifth place. Zhejiang Guangsha Lions at the other side dropped to the eighth position with four games lost. They share it with Liaoning H.. DongGuan Leopards will play against Jilin Tigers (#11) in Changchun in the next round where they are favorite. Zhejiang Guangsha Lions will play on the road against Fujian SBS XunXin in Jinjiang and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Guangsha L.: R.Peter John 31+10reb, C.Wilson 27+15reb+4ast, L.Chih-Chieh 20+4reb+3ast, W.Zirui 4+2reb+3ast, Z.Yongpeng 4+1reb, J.Lipeng 3+2reb
DongGuan L.: A.Josh-Emmanuel 28+3reb, Q.Biao 19+4reb+2ast, Z.Kai 18+10reb+3ast, R.Shavlik 13+11reb+5ast, S.Zhe 8+1reb, G.QuAn 7+1reb+1ast
gschID: 158070


TianJin R. - Zhejiang C. 91-103

Very predictable result when fourth ranked Zhejiang Cyclones (6-2) won against bottom-ranked TianJin Rongcheng (2-8) in Tianjin 103-91. The game was mostly controlled by Zhejiang Cyclones. TianJin Rongcheng was better in second period 21-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded TianJin Rongcheng 51-39 including 37 on the defensive glass. 31 personal fouls committed by TianJin Rongcheng helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American players dominated the game. Power forward Josh Boone (208-84, college: Connecticut) fired a double-double by scoring 22 points, 18 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 blocks for the winners. Guard J.R. Smith (198-85) chipped in 33 points (!!!) and 4 steals (made all of his eight free throws). Power forward Donnell Harvey (203-80, college: Florida) produced a double-double by scoring 20 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists and center David Harrison (213-82, college: Colorado) added 23 points and 10 rebounds (on 11-of-12 shooting from the field) respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Zhejiang Cyclones moved-up to third place, which they share with Xinjiang F.T. TianJin Rongcheng lost seventh consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with eight games lost. Zhejiang Cyclones' next round opponent will be Qingdao Double Star (#16) on the road which should be an easy win for them. TianJin Rongcheng will play against Jiangsu Dragons in Nanjing.
Top scorers:
TianJin R.: H.David 23+10reb, H.Donnell 20+12reb+6ast, F.Rony 14+4reb+4ast, M.XiangLong 11+5reb+1ast, X.Lei 9+1reb, Z.Zhihan 7+3reb+1ast
Zhejiang C.: S.J.R. 33+4reb, B.Josh 22+18reb+4ast, D.Jinhui 17+6reb+2ast, C.Fei 11+6reb+6ast, Z.ChunJun 8+3reb+1ast, Z.Anan 6+1ast
gschID: 158071


Foshan - Xinjiang F.T. 96-102

Not a big story in a game when 12th ranked Foshan (3-6) lost at home to third ranked Xinjiang Flying Tige (6-2) 102-96. The guests were already 12 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 32-26 Foshan's run in the last quarter cut the lead to 102-96 at the end of the game. The former international center Bateer Mengke (210-75) fired a double-double by scoring 22 points and 16 rebounds for the winners. Australian point guard Patrick Mills (183-88, college: St.Mary's, CA) chipped in 29 points and 5 assists. Syrian guard Michel Maadanly (195-81) produced 21 points and 9 rebounds and American-Filipino power forward Marcus Douthit (210-80, college: Providence, agency: Edge Sports) added 20 points and 7 rebounds respectively for lost side. Four Xinjiang Flying Tige and five Foshan players scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Xinjiang Flying Tige have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 6-2 record having six points less than leader Beijing Ducks, which they share with Zhejiang C. Foshan at the other side dropped to the eleventh place with six games lost. Xinjiang Flying Tige's next round opponent will be Shanghai Sharks (#15) on the road which should be an easy win for them. Foshan will play against Shanxi Zhongyu (#7) in Taiyuan.
Top scorers:
Foshan: M.Michel 21+9reb+3ast, H.Marcus 20+5reb+3ast, D.Marcus 20+7reb+3ast, Z.Zhun 14+6reb+1ast, Z.Lingxu 11+3reb+3ast, M.WuLan 7+5reb+1ast
Xinjiang F.T.: M.Patrick 29+1reb+5ast, M.Bateer 22+16reb+2ast, M.Kenyon 16+9reb+3ast, P.Duo 15, C.Tal 8+7reb+6ast, X.GuoChong 5
gschID: 158067


Fujian XX - Shanghai S. 95-93

A very close game took place in Jinjiang between Fujian SBS XunXin and Shanghai Sharks. Tenth ranked Fujian SBS XunXin (5-5) got a very close home victory over 15th ranked Shanghai Sharks (2-7). Fujian SBS XunXin managed to escape with a 2-point win 95-93 on Sunday evening. Host team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. The hosts trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 7-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 95-93. Fujian SBS XunXin forced 22 Shanghai Sharks turnovers. Jordanian forward Zaid Abbas (203-83) notched a double-double by scoring 21 points, 12 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals to lead the effort and American center Will McDonald (211-79, college: S.Florida) supported him with 24 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Even 31 points and 7 rebounds (perfect from downtown making all seven shots !!!) by American forward Ryan Forehan-Kelly (196-80, college: California) did not help to save the game for Shanghai Sharks. His fellow American import forward Mike Harris (198-83, college: Rice) added 18 points and 9 rebounds for lost side. Five Fujian SBS XunXin and four Shanghai Sharks players scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Fujian SBS XunXin maintains tenth position with 5-5 record. Shanghai Sharks lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the fourteenth place with seven games lost. They share the position with Jiangsu D.. Fujian SBS XunXin will meet at home higher ranked Zhejiang Guangsha Lions (#8) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Shanghai Sharks will play against Xinjiang Flying Tige (#3) in Urumqi and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Shanghai S.: F.Ryan 31+7reb+3ast, H.Mike 18+9reb, M.Lingyuan 15+3reb+1ast, W.Yong-Liang 10+6reb+2ast, F.Tian 4+1reb+3ast, W.Yang 4+2reb
Fujian XX: M.Will 24+7reb+5ast, A.Zaid 21+12reb+6ast, L.Yi Ting 14+3reb+2ast, Z.TaiLong 13+1reb+1ast, G.SongLin 11+1reb+3ast, Y.GengLin 4+3reb
gschID: 158068




Jackson Vroman replaced injured Dan Gadzuric for Jiangsu - by Eurobasket News
Vroman Jackson (208-C/F-81, college: Iowa St.) replaced injured Dan Gadzuric for Jiangsu and debuted with 22 points tonight. CBA top team Beijing Ducks however managed to deliver another win on Sunday. This time they beat fourteenth ranked Jiangsu Dragons 109:98. The game was mostly controlled by Beijing Ducks. Randolph Morris helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 25 points and 15 rebounds. Stephon Marbury contributed with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 10 assists for the winners. Vroman Jackson replied with 22 points and 7 rebounds and the former international swingman Da Meng added 23 points in the effort for Jiangsu Dragons.
The season 2010-2011 Vroman Jackson played for DongGuan New Century Leopards (China-CBA, starting five) and in 27 games averaged high 22.6ppg, 10.6rpg, 4.9apg, Steals-4 (2.8spg), 1.6bpg, FGP: 56.9%, 3PT: 15.4%, FT: 59.3%. In 2011-2012 he appeared for Inchon ET Land Elephants (Korea-KBL, starting five), but in Dec.'11 moved to Jiangsu Nangang Dragons Nanjing (China-CBA). In Korea he recorded with 24 points when Dongbu Promy beat ET Land 83:64.



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


Stats Leaders - CBA
Points Per Game
 Lester HUDSON
  Qingdao DS
  (191-G-84)
  Avg: 36.8
 1. Hudson, Qingdao DS36.8 
 2. Smith, Zhejiang C.32.6 
 3. Chandler, Guangsha.29.7 
 4. Williams, Shanxi Z.27.6 
 5. Gaines, Shanxi Zh.27.5 
 6. Mills, Xinjiang.27.1 
 7. Green, Foshan26.5 
 8. McDonald, Fujian X.26.1 
 9. Martin, Jilin N.25.1 
 10. Ramos, Guangsha24.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Othello HUNTER
  Shandong FB
  (203-F-86)
  Avg: 14.6
 1. Hunter, Shandong14.6 
 2. Ramos, Guangsha L.14.3 
 3. Abbas, Fujian XX14.0 
 4. Gaines, Shanxi Zh.13.6 
 5. Gadzuric, Jiang.13.1 
 6. Harris, Shanghai S.13.1 
 7. Randolph, DongGua.12.9 
 8. Chandler, Guangsha.12.3 
 9. Harvey, TianJin R.12.0 
 10. Harrison, TianJ.11.8 
Assists Per Game
 Osama DAGHLES
  Jilin N.
  (198-G-79)
  Avg: 7.9
 1. Daghles, Jilin N.7.9 
 2. Mengke, Xinjiang.6.6 
 3. Marbury, Beijing5.7 
 4. Hudson, Qingdao DS5.7 
 5. Collins, Jiangsu D.5.3 
 6. Anderson, Shandon.5.2 
 7. Brooks, Guandong4.9 
 8. Zhang, Liaoning H.4.6 
 9. Lu, Shanxi Zh.4.5 
 10. Williams, Shanxi4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Lester HUDSON
  Qingdao DS
  (191-G-84)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Hudson, Qingdao DS3.5 
 2. Hu, Jiangsu D.3.3 
 3. Lee, Beijing Ducks2.9 
 4. Smith, Zhejiang C.2.9 
 5. Collins, Jiangsu D.2.8 
 6. Anderson, Shandon.2.6 
 7. Zhang, Bayi Fubang2.5 
 8. Daghles, Jilin N.2.4 
 9. Yi, Jiangsu D.2.4 
 10. Zhang, Zhejiang C.2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Dan GADZURIC
  Jiang.
  (211-C-78)
  Avg: 2
 1. Gadzuric, Jiang.2.0 
 2. Zhang, Shanghai S.2.0 
 3. Xu, Bayi Fubang1.9 
 4. Randolph, DongGua.1.8 
 5. Boone, Zhejiang C.1.8 
 6. Carney, Liaoning H.1.6 
 7. Douthit, Foshan1.4 
 8. Li, Liaoning H.1.4 
 9. Yi, Guandong ST1.3 
 10. Hudson, Qingdao1.0 


Round 10 - by Robert Wang
Jiang Su team released their Dutch NBA player Dan Gadzuric today and they signed another center / power forward Vroman Jackson. Dan played 8 games for Jiang Su team from the season started and his playing style has not been fitting his current team and he got injury in his last game two days ago. Team decided to released him and it seemed like team has signed with Vroman Jackson already before they released Dan. Dan went to Bei Jing and got the medical report saying he needs three weeks rest. And Mr. Jackson played in China last season with Dong Guan team, he average received 22.6ppg, 10.6rpg, 4.9apg, Steals-4 (2.8spg), 1.6bpg, FGP: 56.9%, 3PT: 15.4%, FT: 59.3%.
The 10th round just played tonight and here is the game resutls. Bei Jing added their 1 more victory. Fo Shan 96:102 Xin Jiang, Fu Jian 95: 93 Shang Hai, Shan Xi 106: 86 Shan Dong, Qing Dao 95 :100 Ba Yi, Dong Guan 101: 94 Guang Sha, Zhe Jiang 103: 91 Tian Jin, Ji Lin 95 : 101 Guang Dong, Jiang Su 98:109 Bei Jing


Beijing Wins Tenth Straight -- Guangdong, Zhejiang, Xinjiang Also Triumph - by Arthur Volbert
Beijing scored its tenth straight victory, defeating Jiangsu 109-98. Randolph Morris had 25 points, 15 rebounds and 5 steals. Stephon Marbury had 22 points and 10 assists. Chen Lei scored 21. Zhai Xiaochuan had 15 points, 11 rebounds and 5 steals. Ji Zhe had 8 points and 9 rebounds. Chang Lin had 8 points and 8 rebounds. Zhu Yanxi did not play. Dan Gadzuric is injured and has been replaced by Jackson Vroman. Vroman had 22 points, 7 rebounds and 5 steals. Meng Da scored 23. Wang Junjie had 14 points and 8 rebounds. Marcus Williams had 12 points and 5 assists. Wu Nan scored 10. Liu Yahui had 9 points and 8 rebounds. Yi Li had 8 points, 5 rebounds and 4 steals.

Hanlin Dong (207-F-91) had 26 points and 12 rebounds as Guangdong defeated Jilin 101-95. Guangdong is now 8-2. Aaron Brooks had 17 points, 5 rebounds and 10 assists. Su Wei had 14 points, 12 rebounds and 3 blocks. Wang Shipeng scored 12. Zhu Fangyu had 8 points and 4 rebounds. Li Jingyu had 8 points and 5 rebounds but fouled out in 13 minutes. James Singleton had 2 points and 9 rebounds in 14 minutes. Cartier Martin had 29 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists for Jilin. Osama Daghlas had 27 points and 12 assists. Young 208 cm Li An had 11 points, 11 rebounds and 3 steals. Zhong Cheng had 8 points and 6 rebounds. Zhang Biao scored 8. Liu Wei had 6 points and 9 rebounds.

J. R. Smith scored 33 points as Zhejiang beat Tianjin 103-91. Josh Boone had 22 points, 18 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 blocks. Ding Jinhui had 17 points and 6 rebounds. Cao Fei had 11 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Zhang Chunjun had 8 points and 3 rebounds. David Harrison had 23 points and 10 rebounds for Tianjin. Donnell Harvey had 20 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists. Rony Fahed had 14 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists. Meng Xialong had 11 points and 5 rebounds. Xu Lei scored 9. Zhang Zhihan had 7 points and 3 rebounds.

Patrick Mills had 29 points and 5 assists to lead Xinjiang to a 102-96 win over Foshan. Mengke Bateer had 22 points and 16 rebounds. Kenyon Martin had 16 points and 9 rebounds. Meng Duo scored 15. Xirelijiang had 8 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Michel Maadanly scored 21 points and grabbed 9 rebounds for Foshan. Marcus Douthit had 20 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists. Marcus Haislip had 20 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists. Zheng Zhun had 14 points and 6 rebounds. Zheng Lingxu, who came from university competition, had 11 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists.

Josh Akognon scored 28 as Dongguan edged the Zhejiang Guangsha 101-94. Qiu Biao scored 19 and Zhang Kai had 18 points and 10 rebounds. Shavlik Randolph had 13 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists. 7-3 Sun Zhe had his first decent game of the season with 8 points and 1 rebound in 15 minutes. 7-3 PeterJohn Ramos had 31 points and 10 rebounds for Guangsha. Wilson Chandler had 27 points, 15 rebounds and 4 assists. Lin Chih-Chieh had 20 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists. No one else scored more than 4.

Mo Ke had 31 points and 6 rebounds to lead Bayi to a 100-95 triumph over Qingdao. Delehei had 20 points and 5 rebounds. Cao Yan had 14 points and 4 rebounds. Zhang Chengyu had 9 points and 4 rebounds. Wang Zhizhi had 9 points and 3 rebounds in 12 minutes. Xu Zhonghao had 7 points and 7 rebounds. Lester Hudson had 33 points, 7 rebounds, 8 assists and 8 steals for Qingdao. Chen Kai had 29 points and 7 rebounds. Li Gen had 10 points and 8 rebounds. Sani Sakakini had 10 points and 4 rebounds. Cai Liang had 8 points and 7 rebounds.

Shanxi blasted Shandong 106-86. Marcus Williams scored 33. Charles Gaines had 24 points and 12 rebounds. Ren Junhui had 21 points and 6 rebounds. Ren is not considered as good as his twin Ren Junfei, but unlike his brother at Guangdong he is getting the opportunity to play. Zhang Xuewen scored 9 and Shang Ping had 8. Lv Xiaoming had 6 points, 8 assists and 5 steals. Allan Anderson had 19 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for Shandong. Sun Jie had 18 points and 8 rebounds. Sui Ran had 13 points and 4 assists. Tao Hanlin had 12 points and 4 rebounds. Othello Hunter had 10 points and 11 rebounds. Lin Li had 8 points and 3 rebounds.

Will McDonald had 24 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists as Fujian edged Shanghai 95-93. Zaid Abbas had 21 points, 12 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals. Luo Yiting had 14 points and 3 rebounds. Zhao Tailong scored 13 and Gong Songlin had 11. Ryan Forehan-Kelly had 31 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists for Shanghai. Shanghai dropped to 2-7. Michael Harris had 18 points and 9 rebounds. Meng Lingyuan had 14 points and 3 rebounds. Wang Yong had 10 points and 6 rebounds. Zhang Zhaoxu, who is still very inconsistent, had 2 points on 1 of 5 shooting and 8 rebounds. Liu Wei did not play.



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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. Vrbanc, Zadar15.6 
 7. Mrva, Jolly15.6 
 8. Sarlija, Borik15.5 
 9. Ciklic, Dubrovnik15.0 
 10. Cakarun, Borik14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Josip SOBIN
  KK Split
  (203-G/F-89)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Sobin, KK Split7.6 
 2. Poscic, Svjetlost7.4 
 3. Simovic, Kvarner7.4 
 4. Ivanov, Zadar7.3 
 5. Cinac, Kvarner 20107.0 
 6. Cakarun, Borik7.0 
 7. Kastropil, Zadar7.0 
 8. Radic, Zadar6.9 
 9. Ridl, Darda6.8 
 10. Peraica, Darda6.6 
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. Ross, Jolly3.9 
 5. Dosen, Dubrovnik3.6 
 6. Subotic, KK Split3.5 
 7. Mimica, KK Split3.5 
 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. Filipovic, KK Split2.0 
 5. Blazevic, Borik1.8 
 6. Zadnik, Zadar1.7 
 7. Salamun, Kvarner1.6 
 8. Peric, Dubrovnik1.6 
 9. Surina, Kvarner1.6 
 10. Ivanov, Zadar1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Domagoj VUKOVIC
  KK Split
  (206-C-93)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Vukovic, KK Split1.5 
 2. Zupic, Alkar Sinj1.3 
 3. Buva, Krizevci1.3 
 4. Sarlija, Borik1.1 
 5. Sobin, KK Split1.0 
 6. Ridl, Darda0.9 
 7. Cakarun, Borik0.8 
 8. Kastropil, Zadar0.8 
 9. Gaurina, Alkar Sinj0.8 
 10. Najev, KK Split0.6 


A1 Round 11: Kvarner 2010 is upset by Jolly - by Eurobasket News
A1 is at the halfway of the Regular Season and there are still another 11 rounds left. Coincidentally all hosts won their games. The round was rather attractive and full of interesting results. The round ended with derby games and favorites losing the games.

The game between third ranked Kvarner 2010 (5-5) and sixth ranked Jolly (6-4) was the most important one in the last round on Saturday night. Kvarner 2010 was defeated by Jolly in Sibenik 83-71. The game was mostly controlled by Jolly. Kvarner 2010 managed to win third quarter 17-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Jolly forced 21 Kvarner 2010 turnovers. The best player for the winners was American guard Ronald Ross (188-83, college: Texas Tech) who scored 29 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Forward Mate Mrva (195-83) chipped in 6 points and 11 rebounds. Jolly's coach Hrvoje Vlasic used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Forward Dino Cinac (198-88) produced a double-double by scoring 15 points and 13 rebounds for the guests. Jolly have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to third place. Kvarner 2010 at the other side dropped to the fourth position with five games lost. They share it with 4 other teams. Jolly are looking forward to face Borik Puntamika (#9) in Zadar in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Kvarner 2010 will play on the road against the league's leader KK Split (#1) and is hoping to win this game.
Leader KK Split delivered the eighth victory. This time they beat 11th ranked Dubrovnik (1-9) 69-62. Guard Ivan Mimica (193-80) orchestrated the victory by scoring 24 points. Luka Babic contributed with 19 points and 4 assists for the winners. Center Mise Diminic (208-89) answered with a double-double by scoring 12 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists for Dubrovnik. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. KK Split maintains first place with 8-2 record. Dubrovnik lost fourth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with nine games lost. KK Split will play against Kvarner 2010 (#6) in Rijeka in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Dubrovnik will play on the road against Zabok (#5) in Zabok to get more than just one victory in their record.
The game in Darda supposed to be also quite interesting. 5th ranked Svjetlost (5-5) played at the court of eighth ranked Vrijednosnice OS (5-5). Vrijednosnice OS smashed Svjetlost 95-57 on Saturday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Svjetlost. It was a great evening for Veljko Budimir who led his team to a victory scoring 21 points and 5 rebounds. Vrijednosnice OS's coach Senad Muminovic felt very confident that he used 11 players saving starting five for next games. Ivan Tomeljak responded with 19 points and 4 assists. Vrijednosnice OS have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 4 other teams including defeated Svjetlost. Vrijednosnice OS will meet at home Alkar Sinj (#10) in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Svjetlost will have a break next round.
We should mention about the upset which took place in Sinj, where 4th placed Zabok (5-5) was outleveled in a road game by tenth ranked Alkar Sinj (4-6) 91-64. It was an exceptional evening for Nikola Gaurina who led the winners and scored 22 points and 5 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Alkar Sinj moved-up to ninth place, which they share with Borik. Zabok lost third consecutive game. They keep the fourth position with five games lost. Alkar Sinj's next round opponent will be higher ranked Vrijednosnice OS (#4) in Darda and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Zabok will play at home against Dubrovnik.
Another exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Zadar: Zadar (#2) and Borik Puntamika (#9). Zadar (7-3) crushed visiting Borik Puntamika (4-6) by 18 points 96-78. The best player for the winners was Ante Delas who scored 21 points and 8 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Zadar have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain second place with 7-3 record behind leader KK Split. Loser Borik Puntamika keeps the ninth position with six games lost. Zadar will face Krizevci (#7) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Borik Puntamika will play against Jolly in Sibenik.



Jolly - Kvarner 2010 83-71

The game between third ranked Kvarner 2010 (5-5) and sixth ranked Jolly (6-4) was the most important one in the last round on Saturday night. Kvarner 2010 was defeated by Jolly in Sibenik 83-71. The game was mostly controlled by Jolly. Kvarner 2010 managed to win third quarter 17-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Jolly forced 21 Kvarner 2010 turnovers. The best player for the winners was American guard Ronald Ross (188-83, college: Texas Tech) who scored 29 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Forward Mate Mrva (195-83) chipped in 6 points and 11 rebounds. Jolly's coach Hrvoje Vlasic used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Forward Dino Cinac (198-88) produced a double-double by scoring 15 points and 13 rebounds and Bosnian center Teo Simovic (205-84, agency: Interperformances) added 18 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the guests. Four Kvarner 2010 players scored in double figures. Jolly have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to third place. Kvarner 2010 at the other side dropped to the fourth position with five games lost. They share it with 4 other teams. Jolly are looking forward to face Borik Puntamika (#9) in Zadar in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Kvarner 2010 will play on the road against the league's leader KK Split (#1) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Jolly: R.Ross 29+5reb+4ast, H.Puljko 15+2reb+2ast, T.Gabric 12+3reb, L.Katura 8+3reb+3ast, I.Josipovic 7+4reb+1ast, M.Mrva 6+11reb+3ast
Kvarner 2010: T.Simovic 18+5reb+1ast, D.Cinac 15+13reb, I.Salamun 10+1reb, H.Sirko 10+5reb, M.Ceskovic 8+4ast, M.Juricic 6+3reb
gschID: 149442


KK Split - Dubrovnik 69-62

Leader KK Split delivered the eighth victory. This time they beat 11th ranked Dubrovnik (1-9) 69-62. The hosts were already 12 points ahead at halftime and as many as 25 after three quarters before a 26-8 last quarter charge of Dubrovnik cut the lead to 69-62 at the end of the game. KK Split brought some defensive toughness making 8 blocks. Guard Ivan Mimica (193-80) orchestrated the victory by scoring 24 points. Forward Luka Babic (200-91) contributed with 19 points and 4 assists for the winners. Center Mise Diminic (208-89) answered with a double-double by scoring 12 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists and swingman Antonio Ostric (200-89) added 14 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Dubrovnik. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. KK Split maintains first place with 8-2 record. Dubrovnik lost fourth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with nine games lost. KK Split will play against Kvarner 2010 (#6) in Rijeka in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Dubrovnik will play on the road against Zabok (#5) in Zabok to get more than just one victory in their record.
Top scorers:
KK Split: I.Mimica 24+2reb+3ast, L.Babic 19+4reb+4ast, J.Sobin 8+11reb+2ast, D.Vukovic 5+1reb+3ast, F.Najev 5+6reb+1ast, M.Filipovic 5+2reb+3ast
Dubrovnik: A.Ostric 14+9reb+2ast, M.Diminic 12+12reb+4ast, M.Peric 10+4reb+2ast, V.Soko 8+1reb+1ast, J.Kust 7+2ast, I.Begic 5+4reb
gschID: 149443


Alkar Sinj - Zabok 91-64

We should mention about the upset which took place in Sinj, where 4th placed Zabok (5-5) was outleveled in a road game by tenth ranked Alkar Sinj (4-6) 91-64. The game without a history. Alkar Sinj led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 19-of-22 charity shots (86.4 percent) during the game. Alkar Sinj forced 22 Zabok turnovers. It was an exceptional evening for guard Nikola Gaurina (199-83, agency: Interperformances) who led the winners and scored 22 points and 5 rebounds. Swingman Franjo Bubalo (194-88) accounted for 15 points and 5 assists for the winning side. Four Alkar Sinj players scored in double figures. Guard Filip Kruslin (198-89, agency: Interperformances) came up with 19 points and 4 steals and point guard Stefan Zadravec (186-92) added 9 points respectively for Zabok in the defeat. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Alkar Sinj moved-up to ninth place, which they share with Borik. Zabok lost third consecutive game. They keep the fourth position with five games lost. Alkar Sinj's next round opponent will be higher ranked Vrijednosnice OS (#4) in Darda and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Zabok will play at home against Dubrovnik.
Top scorers:
Alkar Sinj: N.Gaurina 22+5reb, F.Bubalo 15+1reb+5ast, J.Lozancic 14+5reb+2ast, R.Rogic 11+5reb+2ast, S.Tesija 9+4reb+2ast, Z.Zupic 6+3reb+1ast
Zabok: F.Kruslin 19+3reb+3ast, S.Zadravec 9+2reb+2ast, A.Kraljic 9+2reb+1ast, D.Bubalo 8+2reb, R.Lez 6+1reb, S.Jankovic 4+4reb
gschID: 149439


Darda - Svjetlost 95-57

The game in Darda supposed to be also quite interesting. 5th ranked Svjetlost (5-5) played at the court of eighth ranked Vrijednosnice OS (5-5). Vrijednosnice OS smashed Svjetlost 95-57 on Saturday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Svjetlost. The game without a history. Vrijednosnice OS led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They were well out of reach of Svjetlost shooting 70.8 percent from the field and made 22-of-25 free shots (88.0 percent) during the game. Vrijednosnice OS had a 22-11 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a great evening for swingman Veljko Budimir (199-85, agency: Court Side) who led his team to a victory scoring 21 points and 5 rebounds. Guard Luka Panduric (192-93) helped adding 13 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Four Vrijednosnice OS players scored in double figures. Vrijednosnice OS's coach Senad Muminovic felt very confident that he used 11 players saving starting five for next games. The former international guard Ivan Tomeljak (194-79) responded with 19 points and 4 assists and the former international power forward Ljubo Samadan (208-83) scored 10 points. Vrijednosnice OS have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 4 other teams including defeated Svjetlost. Vrijednosnice OS will meet at home Alkar Sinj (#10) in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Svjetlost will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Darda: V.Budimir 21+5reb+2ast, A.Bicvic 21+1ast, M.Peraica 16+4reb+2ast, L.Panduric 13+5reb+5ast, R.Jugo 6+1reb+6ast, L.Cutuk 6
Svjetlost: I.Tomeljak 19+1reb+4ast, L.Samadan 10+3reb+1ast, F.Basljan 10+1reb+2ast, I.Papac 4+2reb+1ast, M.Kljaic 4, M.Poscic 4+5reb+1ast
gschID: 149440


Zadar - Borik 96-78

Another exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Zadar: Zadar (#2) and Borik Puntamika (#9). Zadar (7-3) crushed visiting Borik Puntamika (4-6) by 18 points 96-78. The hosts trailed by 5 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 9-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 96-78. Zadar outrebounded Borik Puntamika 37-23 including 25 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was swingman Ante Delas (201-88) who scored 21 points and 8 rebounds. Center Ive Ivanov (201-85) chipped in 16 points and 9 rebounds. Marijan Cakarun (-90) produced 19 points and swingman Marino Jurjevic (193-84) added 18 points respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Zadar have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain second place with 7-3 record behind leader KK Split. Loser Borik Puntamika keeps the ninth position with six games lost. Zadar will face Krizevci (#7) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Borik Puntamika will play against Jolly in Sibenik.
Top scorers:
Zadar: G.Vrbanc 21+4reb, A.Delas 21+8reb+2ast, F.Sango 18+1reb, I.Ivanov 16+9reb+3ast, F.Kastropil 8+6reb, S.Olivari 6+2reb+2ast
Borik: M.Cakarun 19+4reb+1ast, M.Jurjevic 18+2reb+3ast, M.Pesut 13+1reb+4ast, M.Sarlija 11+8reb, P.Maric 6+2reb, T.Ramljak 6+2reb
gschID: 149441




A1 Standings
A1 Standings
 1. KK Split 8-2 
 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 1-9 
Play in international cups:
 1. Cedevita
 2. Cibona
 3. KK Zagreb CO


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  CYPRUS   


Linos Gavriel takes over Apoel! - by Dr. Nasios Orinos
There is not doubt that Apoel is looking for a comeback. Apoel announced the signing of Cypriot coach, Linos Gavriel in the position of the Head Coach for the rest of the season.

Linos Gabriel has graduated from Aristotele University in Thessaloniki with a specialization in Basketball.
Linos has been the Manager of APOEL Academy, as well as the as the Head of APOEL Junior Team from 2001-2007. Specifically, his achievements include:
2002-2003 - Cup
2004-2005 - Championship, Cup and Special Cup
2005-2006 - Cup
2006-2007 - Championship

He has also served as an assistant coach to APOEL Men's Basketball from 2001-2007 with which he won a championship in 2002 and a Cup in 2003.
In 2005 he has served as the Head Coach of Military Men's National Team that represented Cyprus in the Military World Games.

In 2008-2010 has been the Head Coach of AEL Women's Basketball and has brought to the team many successes. He won twice the Championship and the Cup in the local championship and led AEL to the 32 of the FIBA EuroCyp in 2007-2008 and in the 16 in 2008-2009, finishing 9th on the board.

Last year Linos had also been the Head Coach of AEL Men's Basketball which he led to the Cup Final.

We wish Linos Gabriel good luck.

Finally, eurobasket.com wishes to congratulate Christos Stylianides for all his effort and work. Christos Stylianides took over Apoel during the summer and managed to build up a good team.



Round 9: Apollon is serious about the league this season! - by Chris Mammides
Pizza Express Apollon is more solid than ever and probably has one of the best rosters in the last decade. Last night with solid basketall, teamwork, a lots of efforts from its players and passion for the victory won in a clear game the team of Coach Kostantinidis with 91-82 and together with Keravnos Strovolou are in a serious mood for the champion this season. It is worth mentioned that the Limassol team has all the crucial games in the second round in its home court as other than Etha all the other serious opponents will be played in Limassol.
About the game now, the team of Igor Miglinieks took the lead fromt he first period and not only kept it but it was radically increasign it quarter by quarter.
The first period the home team with Troy Gillenwater (205-F-88, college: N.Mexico St.) in his usual role, the one of the scorer, together with Erik Rush (197-G-88, college: Montana St.) and Raymond gave an early lead of 9 (26-17) against last years champions, ETHA who saw some of his key players being in a low productivity as Dabkus and Massamba remain in shallow waters.
The 2nd period was more or less the same in a run and gun game without great defencive schemes but with many and great offences, with the prementionjed trio from Apollon the score became 50-41 by the end of the half time.
The 3rd period though Troy Gillenwater gave a new speed to his team and even though Darryl Watkins (211-C-84, college: Syracuse) tryed his best he was all alone as Cup and Ray were also in a medium day and average performance. The score became 68-56 and somewhere there, the visiting site realised that they had no chance to win the specific game.
The 4th quarter was a simple procedure for the two teams witht eh score remain in the same levels and the final result being 91-82.

Quarters: 26-17, 50-41, 68-56, 91-82.

Apollon: Gabrans 2, Erik Rush 17, Robinson 14, Leshava 2, Raymond 15, Pantouris 2, Grafs 11, Ford 4, Troy Gillenwater 24.
ETHA: Jackson 12, Dabkus 3, Anastasiadis 8, Ray 10, Massamba 7, Tutt 11, Cup 8, Darryl Watkins 18, Lalovic 5


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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 13-3 
 5. BK Decin 11-6 
 6. USK Praha 10-7 
 7. NH Ostrava 8-9 
 8. Svitavy 7-10 
 9. Usti n/Labem 6-11 
 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 10-4 
 5. Sokol H.Kralove 9-5 
 6. Trutnov 8-6 
 7. Sokol Prazsky 7-7 
 8. Liberec 7-7 
 9. Benesov 6-8 
 10. Vysehrad 5-9 
 11. Litomerice 4-10 
 12. Prostejov B 4-10 
 13. Kladno 1-13 
 14. Mlada Boleslav 1-13 


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.17.1 
 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.8.0 
 5. Meno, Svitavy7.8 
 6. Houska, BK Decin7.5 
 7. Hughes, NH Ostrava6.8 
 8. Peterson, BK Prost.6.8 
 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.3.6 
 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. McFadden, Usti n.2.5 
 4. Wright, Chomutov2.4 
 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
 James HUGHES
  NH Ostrava
  (211-C-83)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Hughes, NH Ostrava1.6 
 2. Gadri-N., BK Prost.1.6 
 3. Miklosik, B&W O.1.3 
 4. Grant, Levice1.3 
 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 


NBL Round 17: BK Pardubice beats BC Kolin in the most crucial game of the week - by Eurobasket News
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Pardubice. Third ranked BK Pardubice faced second-ranked BC Kolin. Host BK Pardubice (14-3) smashed guests from Kolin (13-3) 85-63. It ended at the same time the nine-game winning streak of BC Kolin. It was a key game for the second position in the league. The game without a history. BK Pardubice led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. The best player for the winners was Canadian-Jamaican forward Corey Muirhead (198-83, college: W.Carolina) who scored 19 points and 6 rebounds. American power forward Marcus Arnold (207-84, college: Illinois, agency: Stanley International) chipped in 20 points and 6 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). Power forward Stanislav Zuzak (206-80, college: Cal-Irvine) produced 16 points and 6 rebounds 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. BK Pardubice have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They moved-up to second place. BC Kolin at the other side dropped to the third position with three games lost. They share it with BK Prostejov. BK Pardubice are looking forward to face BK Usti nad Labem (#9) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. BC Kolin will play against the league's leader CEZ Nymburk (#1) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Leader CEZ Nymburk delivered the sixteenth victory. This time they beat 14th ranked B&W Opava (2-15) 79-72. American guard Chester Simmons (198-82, college: Washington, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) orchestrated the victory by scoring 21 points and 6 rebounds. Ladislav Sokolovsky contributed with 18 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. CEZ Nymburk's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. International guard Jakub Sirina (185-87) answered with 14 points, 5 assists and 4 steals for B&W Opava. The victory was the fifteenth consecutive win for CEZ Nymburk. Defending champion maintains first place with 16-1 record. B&W Opava lost their third game in a row. They stay at the bottom position with 15 games lost. CEZ Nymburk will play against BC Kolin (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. B&W Opava will play against Levharti Chomutov (#11) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Leader CEZ Nymburk recorded the sixteenth victory on Thursday night. This time they crushed 9th ranked BK Usti nad Labem (6-11) 92-71. Lamayne Wilson stepped up with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 14 rebounds for the winners. Joshua Dollard responded with 15 points and 6 rebounds. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The victory was the fifteenth consecutive win for CEZ Nymburk. Defending champion maintains first place with 16-1 record. BK Usti nad Labem lost their third game in a row. Newly promoted team keeps the ninth position with 11 games lost. CEZ Nymburk will meet at home BC Kolin (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. BK Usti nad Labem will play against the league's second-placed BK Pardubice (#2) and hope to secure a win.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Decin. Local BK Decin (11-6) outscored 11th ranked Levharti Chomutov (5-12) 94-54. Jakub Houska nailed a double-double by scoring 20 points and 12 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winning side. 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. BK Decin maintains fifth place with 11-6 record. Levharti Chomutov lost their fourth game in a row. Newly promoted team dropped to the tenth position with 12 games lost. BK Decin's next round opponent will be Basketbal Svitavy (#8) on the road. Levharti Chomutov will play against B&W Opava.

Other games of round 17 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
USK Praha defeated Plzen in a road game 70-64. Levice was beaten by NH Ostrava at home 56-65. Svitavy won against Inter Bratislava on the opponent's court 98-93. Usti n/Labem was outscored by BK Prostejov in a home game 80-117.
The best stats of 17th round was 28 points and 8 assists by Jamar Smith of BK Prostejov.



BK Pardubice - BC Kolin 85-63

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Pardubice. Third ranked BK Pardubice faced second-ranked BC Kolin. Host BK Pardubice (14-3) smashed guests from Kolin (13-3) 85-63. It ended at the same time the nine-game winning streak of BC Kolin. It was a key game for the second position in the league. The game without a history. BK Pardubice led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. The best player for the winners was Canadian-Jamaican forward Corey Muirhead (198-83, college: W.Carolina) who scored 19 points and 6 rebounds. American power forward Marcus Arnold (207-84, college: Illinois, agency: Stanley International) chipped in 20 points and 6 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). Arnold is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Power forward Stanislav Zuzak (206-80, college: Cal-Irvine) produced 16 points and 6 rebounds and American forward Richard Field (196-85, college: Mercyhurst) added 15 points respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. BK Pardubice have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They moved-up to second place. BC Kolin at the other side dropped to the third position with three games lost. They share it with BK Prostejov. BK Pardubice are looking forward to face BK Usti nad Labem (#9) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. BC Kolin will play against the league's leader CEZ Nymburk (#1) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
BC Kolin: S.Zuzak 16+6reb+1ast, R.Field 15+4reb+2ast, R.Marko 11+5reb+4ast, U.Benacek 10+6reb, C.Barnes 9+5reb+2ast, R.Ames 2+3reb+1ast
BK Pardubice: M.Arnold 20+6reb+1ast, C.Muirhead 19+6reb+3ast, T.Toth 12+6reb+3ast, O.Peterka 10+2reb+1ast, P.Bohacik 9+4reb, L.Kotas 9+1reb+2ast
gschID: 136683


Plzen - USK Praha 64-70

There was no surprise when 12th ranked BK Loko Plzen (5-12) was defeated at home by sixth ranked USK Praha (10-7) 70-64. The guests were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. Slovakian center Peter Sedmak (207-85) nailed a double-double by scoring 24 points and 10 rebounds for the winning side and international forward Vojtech Hruban (202-89) accounted for 10 points and 5 rebounds. Forward Ladislav Toth (196-83) came up with 17 points and 5 rebounds and forward Ladislav Pecka (197-91) added 12 points respectively for BK Loko Plzen in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for USK Praha. They maintain sixth place with 10-7 record. BK Loko Plzen lost their third game in a row. They dropped to the tenth position with 12 games lost. USK Praha's next round opponent will be higher ranked BC Kolin (#3) at home and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. BK Loko Plzen will play against NH Ostrava (#7).
Top scorers:
Plzen: L.Toth 17+5reb+1ast, L.Pecka 12+4reb+2ast, T.Kubiznak 10+4reb+1ast, J.Kovanda 6+8reb+1ast, O.Lenhart 4+1reb, J.Suchy 4+2reb
USK Praha: P.Sedmak 24+10reb+2ast, V.Hruban 10+5reb+3ast, J.Slavik 9+3reb, S.Votroubek 8+7reb, M.Sotnar 7+6reb+4ast, M.Vocetka 6+1reb+1ast
gschID: 136684


Levice - NH Ostrava 56-65

No shocking result in a game when seventh ranked NH Ostrava (8-9) defeated on the road 10th ranked Levice (5-12) 65-56. NH Ostrava made 16-of-18 charity shots (88.9 percent) during the game. Strangely Levice outrebounded NH Ostrava 42-30 including 29 on the offensive glass. American swingman Riley Luettgerodt (196-85, college: Hawaii, agency: I.D.S. Law) nailed 16 points and 5 assists for the winning side and his fellow American import center James Hughes (211-83, college: N.Illinois, agency: I.D.S. Law) accounted for 12 points and 7 rebounds. Luettgerodt is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. American guard Keaton Grant (193-86, college: Purdue) came up with 21 points and 8 rebounds and Slovakian swingman Martin Sykora (190-81) added 9 points and 7 rebounds respectively for Levice in the defeat. NH Ostrava maintains seventh place with 8-9 record. Levice lost their eighth game in a row. They keep the tenth position with 12 games lost. NH Ostrava's next round opponent will be BK Loko Plzen (#12) at home which should be theoretically an easy game. Levice will play against the league's leader CEZ Nymburk and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
Levice: K.Grant 21+8reb+1ast, M.Bernard 12+4reb, M.Sykora 9+7reb+1ast, S.Stemberger 5+2reb+2ast, S.Modric 5+9reb, C.Hallett 4+5reb+1ast
NH Ostrava: R.Luettgerodt 16+4reb+5ast, J.Hughes 12+7reb+3ast, S.Manousos 11+8reb+1ast, M.Stuchly 8, L.Jurecka 6+4reb, J.Aleksejevs 6+3reb
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B&W Opava - CEZ Nymburk 72-79

Leader CEZ Nymburk delivered the sixteenth victory. This time they beat 14th ranked B&W Opava (2-15) 79-72. It looked good early as B&W Opava took an 7-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then CEZ Nymburk had a 25-17 second period charge getting the lead and B&W Opava was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 72-79. American guard Chester Simmons (198-82, college: Washington, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) orchestrated the victory by scoring 21 points and 6 rebounds. The former international forward Ladislav Sokolovsky (200-77) contributed with 18 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. CEZ Nymburk's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. International guard Jakub Sirina (185-87) answered with 14 points, 5 assists and 4 steals and guard Radim Klecka (190-90) added 12 points in the effort for B&W Opava. Four B&W Opava players scored in double figures. The victory was the fifteenth consecutive win for CEZ Nymburk. Defending champion maintains first place with 16-1 record. B&W Opava lost their third game in a row. They stay at the bottom position with 15 games lost. CEZ Nymburk will play against BC Kolin (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. B&W Opava will play against Levharti Chomutov (#11) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
B&W Opava: J.Sirina 14+3reb+5ast, R.Klecka 12+3reb+3ast, M.Miklosik 10+8reb, J.Blazek 10+3reb+1ast, M.Vanak 7+5reb, M.Kolovrat 6+1reb
CEZ Nymburk: C.Simmons 21+6reb+1ast, L.Sokolovsky 18+8reb+1ast, P.Benda 16+5reb+2ast, A.Abrams 8+2reb+2ast, M.Kremen 6+3reb+1ast, R.Necas 4+7reb+3ast
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BK Decin - Chomutov 94-54

The game with biggest result difference took place in Decin. Local BK Decin (11-6) outscored 11th ranked Levharti Chomutov (5-12) 94-54. The game without a history. BK Decin led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to Levharti Chomutov's 40 and made 19-of-24 charity shots (79.2 percent) during the game. BK Decin forced 19 Levharti Chomutov turnovers and outrebounded them 49-24 including a 32-19 advantage in offensive rebounds. 27 personal fouls committed by Levharti Chomutov helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The former international center Jakub Houska (206-82) nailed a double-double by scoring 20 points and 12 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winning side and international forward Pavel Houska (201-84) accounted for 18 points and 9 rebounds. American guard Rob Lowery (188-87, college: Dayton) came up with 11 points and forward Martin Jakes (195-85) added 11 points respectively for Levharti Chomutov in the defeat. 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. BK Decin maintains fifth place with 11-6 record. Levharti Chomutov lost their fourth game in a row. Newly promoted team dropped to the tenth position with 12 games lost. BK Decin's next round opponent will be Basketbal Svitavy (#8) on the road. Levharti Chomutov will play against B&W Opava.
Top scorers:
Chomutov: R.Lowery 11+3reb+1ast, M.Jakes 11+2reb+2ast, R.Anderson 10+4reb, V.Sucharda 8+3reb+2ast, J.Krakovic 5+1reb+2ast, J.Kozubik 3+1ast
BK Decin: J.Houska 20+12reb, P.Houska 18+9reb+1ast, A.Alic 12+2reb+3ast, T.Williams 8+5reb+2ast, L.Stria 8+2reb+1ast, L.Sanders 7+2reb+2ast
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Inter Bratislava - Svitavy 93-98

Very expected game when 13th ranked Inter Bratislava (3-14) was defeated at home by eighth ranked Basketbal Svitavy (7-10) 98-93. Inter Bratislava was ahead by 9 points after three quarters before a 25-16 charge of Basketbal Svitavy, which allowed them to win the game. They made 19-of-25 charity shots (76.0 percent) during the game. Congolese-French forward Boris Meno (203-83, college: Davidson) nailed a double-double by scoring 27 points and 12 rebounds for the winning side and forward Pavel Milos (200-79) accounted for 22 points. American guard Kevin Bridgewaters (175-84, college: Chattanooga) came up with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 12 rebounds and Serbian guard Mitar Trivunovic (196-77) added 18 points and 7 assists respectively for Inter Bratislava in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Basketbal Svitavy maintains eighth place with 7-10 record. Inter Bratislava at the other side keeps the thirteenth position with 14 games lost. Basketbal Svitavy's next round opponent will be higher ranked BK Decin (#5) at home and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Inter Bratislava will play against BK Prostejov (#4).
Top scorers:
Inter Bratislava: K.Bridgewaters 28+12reb+2ast, M.Trivunovic 18+4reb+7ast, M.Pesic 15+9reb, A.Kuffa 10+9reb+1ast, T.Durana 9+2reb+1ast, S.Gavran 6+3reb
Svitavy: B.Meno 27+12reb, P.Milos 22+4reb+1ast, R.George 17+5reb+3ast, L.Horak 16+9reb+1ast, L.Moravec 6+2reb+5ast, J.Spacek 6+3reb
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Usti n/Labem - BK Prostejov 80-117

Very predictable result when fourth ranked BK Prostejov (13-3) outscored on the road 9th ranked BK Usti nad Labem (6-11) 117-80. The game without a history. BK Prostejov led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They were well out of reach of BK Usti nad Labem shooting 73.7 percent from the field and made 20-of-24 charity shots (83.3 percent) during the game. They outrebounded BK Usti nad Labem 31-15 including a 24-10 advantage in offensive rebounds. BK Prostejov shot the lights out from three nailing 13 long-distance shots on high 61.9 percentage. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. American guard Jamar Smith (191-87, college: S.Indiana, agency: KMG Sports Management) nailed 28 points and 8 assists (perfect from the field making all nine shots !!!) for the winning side and Lithuanian guard Arvydas Eitutavicius (188-82, college: his fellow American import) accounted for 18 points and 4 assists (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). American guard Thaddeus McFadden (188-87, college: Fairmont St., agency: Stanley International) came up with 20 points, 5 assists and 5 steals (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line) and the other American import forward Joshua Dollard (203-86, college: USC Aiken) added 19 points and 4 steals (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line) respectively for BK Usti nad Labem in the defeat. Five BK Prostejov and four BK Usti nad Labem 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. BK Prostejov moved-up to third place, which they share with BC Kolin. BK Usti nad Labem lost their third game in a row. Newly promoted team keeps the ninth position with 11 games lost. BK Prostejov's next round opponent will be Inter Bratislava (#13) at home and are hoping to win another game. BK Usti nad Labem will play against the league's second-placed BK Pardubice (#2).
Top scorers:
Usti n/Labem: T.McFadden 20+4reb+5ast, J.Dollard 19+3reb+3ast, T.Hruby 14, J.Holanda 14+1reb+2ast, L.Bazant 5+3reb, A.Pistecky 4+1reb+2ast
BK Prostejov: J.Smith 28+2reb+8ast, T.Peterson 19+5reb, A.Eitutavicius 18+3reb+4ast, K.Svrdlik 12+6reb, J.Prasil 10+2reb+1ast, V.Bratcenkov 8+2reb
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Round 8
CEZ Nymburk - Usti n/Labem 92-71

Leader CEZ Nymburk recorded the sixteenth victory on Thursday night. This time they crushed 9th ranked BK Usti nad Labem (6-11) 92-71. The game was mostly controlled by CEZ Nymburk. BK Usti nad Labem managed to win second period 23-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded BK Usti nad Labem 42-28 including 29 on the offensive glass. American forward Lamayne Wilson (204-80, college: Troy) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 14 rebounds for the winners and the former international forward Radek Necas (204-80) chipped in 17 points and 6 rebounds. American forward Joshua Dollard (203-86, college: USC Aiken) responded with 15 points and 6 rebounds and point guard Jiri Holanda (183-86) scored 15 points. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The victory was the fifteenth consecutive win for CEZ Nymburk. Defending champion maintains first place with 16-1 record. BK Usti nad Labem lost their third game in a row. Newly promoted team keeps the ninth position with 11 games lost. CEZ Nymburk will meet at home BC Kolin (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. BK Usti nad Labem will play against the league's second-placed BK Pardubice (#2) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Usti n/Labem: J.Holanda 15+3reb+2ast, J.Dollard 15+6reb, T.McFadden 11+2reb+6ast, J.Tyrna 7+5reb, J.Fohler 6+3reb+1ast, T.Hruby 5+2reb+1ast
CEZ Nymburk: L.Wilson 23+14reb+1ast, P.Benda 19+3reb, R.Necas 17+6reb+1ast, M.Lenzly 9+6reb+2ast, M.Kremen 7+7reb+5ast, E.Lawrence 5+1reb+6ast
gschID: 154909




1Liga Round 14: Sparta Praha beats Sokol Prazsky in a derby game - by Eurobasket News
The most interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Praha: Sparta Praha (#3) and Sokol Prazsky (#7). Sokol Prazsky was defeated at home 79-93 and even the fact of playing on their own court did not help. The game was mostly controlled by Sparta Praha. Sokol Prazsky managed to win second period 19-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Sparta Praha (11-3) moved-up to second place, which they share with Opava B. Sokol Prazsky lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with seven games lost. They share it with Liberec. Sparta Praha is looking forward to face BC Benesov (#9) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Sokol Prazsky will play against Kara Trutnov and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Undefeated leader BK Lions Hradec delivered the fourteenth consecutive victory. This time they beat 6th ranked Kara Trutnov (8-6) 74-60. Undefeated BK Lions Hradec (14-0) have an impressive 14-game winning streak. They maintain first position with a perfect record of 14 victories in a row. Kara Trutnov lost third consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with six games lost. BK Lions Hradec will play against Kladno (#13) at home in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Kara Trutnov will play against Sokol Prazsky (#7) in Praha and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Eleventh-ranked Slavoj BK Litomerice (4-10) made lots of trouble for fourth ranked Proton Zlin (10-4) on Sunday. The visitors from Zlin managed to secure only three-point victory 73-70. However their fans expected much easier game. Proton Zlin have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 10-4 record. Slavoj BK Litomerice at the other side keeps the eleventh place with ten games lost. They share the position with Prostejov B. Proton Zlin will meet at home BK Prostejov B (#12) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Slavoj BK Litomerice will play against Sokol Hradec Kralove and hope to secure a win.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Prostejov. Local BK Prostejov B (4-10) outscored 14th ranked Mlada Boleslav (1-13) 106-57. BK Prostejov B moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with Litomerice. Mlada Boleslav lost thirteenth consecutive game. Newly promoted team stay at the bottom position with 13 games lost. BK Prostejov B's next round opponent will be higher ranked Proton Zlin (#4) on the road and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Mlada Boleslav will play against B&W Opava B (#3) and will have a slim chance for a victory.

Rest of the games of round 14 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Sokol H.Kralove crushed Kladno in Hradec Kralove 89-66. Vysehrad beat Benesov at home 76-68. Liberec was destroyed by Opava B on the opponent's court 80-57.



Prostejov B - Mlada Boleslav 106-57

The game with biggest result difference took place in Prostejov. Local BK Prostejov B (4-10) outscored 14th ranked Mlada Boleslav (1-13) 106-57. The game without a history. BK Prostejov B led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. BK Prostejov B moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with Litomerice. Mlada Boleslav lost thirteenth consecutive game. Newly promoted team stay at the bottom position with 13 games lost. BK Prostejov B's next round opponent will be higher ranked Proton Zlin (#4) on the road and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Mlada Boleslav will play against B&W Opava B (#3) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
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Litomerice - Proton Zlin 70-73

Eleventh-ranked Slavoj BK Litomerice (4-10) made lots of trouble for fourth ranked Proton Zlin (10-4) on Sunday. The visitors from Zlin managed to secure only three-point victory 73-70. However their fans expected much easier game. Slavoj BK Litomerice was trailing by 5 points at halftime but managed to get 4-point lead after three quarters before a 28-21 charge of Proton Zlin, which allowed them to win the game. Proton Zlin have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 10-4 record. Slavoj BK Litomerice at the other side keeps the eleventh place with ten games lost. They share the position with Prostejov B. Proton Zlin will meet at home BK Prostejov B (#12) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Slavoj BK Litomerice will play against Sokol Hradec Kralove and hope to secure a win.
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Kladno - Sokol H.Kralove 66-89

There was no surprise when 13th ranked Kladno (1-13) was crushed at home by fifth ranked Sokol Hradec Kralove (9-5) 89-66. The game was mostly controlled by Sokol Hradec Kralove. Kladno was better in second period 20-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Sokol Hradec Kralove maintains fifth position with 9-5 record. Newly promoted Kladno keeps the thirteenth place with 13 games lost. Sokol Hradec Kralove's next round opponent will be Slavoj BK Litomerice (#11) at home where they are favorite. Kladno will play against the league's leader BK Lions Hradec in J.Hradec.
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Trutnov - J.Hradec 60-74

Undefeated leader BK Lions Hradec delivered the fourteenth consecutive victory. This time they beat 6th ranked Kara Trutnov (8-6) 74-60. BK Lions Hradec (14-0) have an impressive 14-game winning streak. They maintain first position with a perfect record of 14 victories in a row. Kara Trutnov lost third consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with six games lost. BK Lions Hradec will play against Kladno (#13) at home in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Kara Trutnov will play against Sokol Prazsky (#7) in Praha and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
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Sokol Prazsky - Sparta Praha 79-93

The most interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Praha: Sparta Praha (#3) and Sokol Prazsky (#7). Sokol Prazsky was defeated at home 79-93 and even the fact of playing on their own court did not help. The game was mostly controlled by Sparta Praha. Sokol Prazsky managed to win second period 19-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Sparta Praha (11-3) moved-up to second place, which they share with Opava B. Sokol Prazsky lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with seven games lost. They share it with Liberec. Sparta Praha is looking forward to face BC Benesov (#9) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Sokol Prazsky will play against Kara Trutnov and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
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Vysehrad - Benesov 76-68

There was a small surprise when eleventh ranked Sokol Vysehrad (5-9) defeated at home 9th ranked BC Benesov (6-8) 76-68. Sokol Vysehrad have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to tenth place. BC Benesov lost third consecutive game. They keep the ninth position with eight games lost. Sokol Vysehrad's next round opponent will be higher ranked BK Kondori Liberec (#8) on the road and it may be quite challenging game.
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Opava B - Liberec 80-57

Very expected game when 8th ranked BK Kondori Liberec (7-7) was rolled over on the road by third ranked B&W Opava B (11-3) 80-57. B&W Opava B moved-up to second place, which they share with Sparta Praha. BK Kondori Liberec at the other side dropped to the seventh position with seven games lost. B&W Opava B's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Mlada Boleslav (#14) on the road which should be another easy win for them. BK Kondori Liberec will play against Sokol Vysehrad (#10).
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Standings - 1st Division
1st Division Standings
 1. Amager BK 9-2 
 2. Lemvig 9-3 
 3. Koge BK 8-3 
 4. Randers 8-3 
 5. Aarhus BF 8-4 
 6. Virum 5-6 
 7. Haderslev 5-6 
 8. Stevnsgade 4-4 
 9. Glostrup 4-8 
 10. Jonstrup 3-8 
 11. ALBA 2-9 
 12. Solrod 0-9 


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Saturday's games review - by Eurobasket News
Bakersfield J. - Texas L. 117-97
It was a tale of two halves once again, as the Jam improved to 5-1, while defeating the visiting Texas Legends 117-97 Saturday night at the Jam Events Center. After the Legends built a 16 point second quarter lead, the Jam trimmed it to a 10 point halftime deficit (62-52), and set the stage for a huge turnaround, beginning in the second half. A Jam 13-3 run to start the third quarter tied the game at 65-65 with 8:09 left in the quarter. From there, it quickly became a nightmare for Texas, as the Jam overwhelmed them by a 39-14 margin at the quarters end. Not only was the offense more aggressive, but the defensive intensity picked up steam as well. They swarmed the ball, cut off passing lanes, and the rotations were crisp and decisive. On offense, they continually penetrated to the basket and either scored, got fouled, or kicked the ball out for wide open looks. The quarter seemed to be highlighted by an Osiris Eldridge (6'3''-G-88, agency: N.E.T., college: Illinois St.) breakaway, a spectacular reverse slam dunk at the 2:30 mark. The third period also saw the Jam shoot 61.9%, while holding Texas to only 21.1%. It was a completely different game that also had Bakersfield with an 18-2 advantage in the paint, as well as a 10-0 edge on fast breaks during the quarter. The Jam built on it and extended their lead to as many as 23 in the final period, while outscoring Texas by 30 (65-35) in the second half. Eldridge, who was named player of the game, led the Jam in scoring with 26 points on 10-17 shots. And for a second straight game, David Palmer finished with a double-double of 18 points and 13 rebounds. Juan Pattillo had 18 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists in his first start of the season. Mustapha Farrakhan finished with 15 points plus 8 assists, and Anthony Harris added 14 off the bench. The Legends had all five starters finish in double digits, led by Booker Woodfox (6'1''-PG-86, agency: Interperformances, college: Creighton) with 22, Ramor Dyer 19, Ronald Allen16, Anthony Vereen 15, and Vance Cooksey finished with a double-double of 10 points and 10 assists. On a side note, please subscribe to this column and stay updated on all future articles by hitting the subscribe link on this page (next to the profile), it's free and holds no obligations. *Courtesy of www.examiner.com

Rio Grande VV - Austin T. 105-106
Omar Reed (6'7''-F/G-87, agency: Interperformances, college: Bluefield) scored a team-high 26 points and grabbed eight rebounds to help push the Austin Toros past the Rio Grande Valley Vipers 106-105 Saturday night from State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas. With a plethora of Toros' players signing NBA training camp contracts this past week, Reed, a fourth round 2011 D-League Draft selection out of Bluefield College, took the opportunity to seize the moment by knocking in 10-of-13 shots from the floor on the night, connecting on 2-of-5 attempts from beyond the arc. The increased court time is a welcome surprise for Reed, a player who averaged just around eight minutes per game in his first four with the Toros. However in Austin's last two contests, the 6-foot 6-inch, 210-pound combo forward has come off the bench to the tune of 24 minutes per game, putting in a very respectable 20.0-point, 10.0-rebound, 2.5-steal average in those games. Reed's hustle, on the glass and in making winning basketball plays, is what stands out most when watching him play. That aforementioned hustle was key in helping Austin (4-2) best the home Vipers on the boards finishing with a 43-37 advantage on the night. The Toros also shot the ball particularly well knocking in 50% of their attempts while holding Rio Grande (5-4) to a lowly 44.3% shooting clip. Small forward Terrance Woodbury (6'7''-G/F-86, college: Georgia) put in 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Toros, although the confident-shooting open tryout invitee turned the ball over a game-high seven times. Point guard Solomon Bozeman (6'1''-G-87, college: UALR) paced Austin finishing up with a solid 16 points, seven rebounds and seven assists. For the high-scoring Rio Grande Valley Vipers Kelvin Lewis caught fire early to end with a game-high 33 points; nine of his ten made field goals coming from behind the three-point line. Next up for Austin is a home game scheduled for Friday, December 15th against the Texas Legends from Cedar Park Center in North Austin, Texas. The contest is set to tip-off at 8:30 PM ET. *Courtesy of www.examiner.com

Iowa E. - Sioux Falls S. 103-89
Michael Tveidt (6'7''-F-87, college: N.Dakota St.) was in stitches for his birthday. Thomas Baudinet started a fast break with his knee and finished it with a quasi-dunk. Both players helped the Iowa Energy sew up a 103-89 victory over Sioux Falls on Saturday before an announced crowd of 3,152 at Wells Fargo Arena. 'I went face to face with another guy over there,' Tveidt said of a collision Friday with the Skyforce's Ryan Anderson that left blood all over the court. 'We actually went to the same clinic. We rode together. We got stitched up together.' On Saturday, with a white bandage concealing 22 stitches on his left cheekbone, Tveidt scored 13 points on his 24th birthday and helped Iowa overcome first-half turnovers to earn a weekend sweep of Sioux Falls. He planned to celebrate the victory - and his birthday -with teammates, since his family is all back in his native South Dakota. 'They're all in Sioux Falls, actually, so it's kind of fun to beat up on these guys,' Tveidt said. Baudinet, a 6-foot-2 guard known for his long-range shooting, led Iowa (5-3) with 21 points and 39 minutes of play. He nailed three 3-pointers, but also showed some quickness and moxie. He displayed both on the same play late in the game after Sioux Falls (1-5) trimmed the Energy lead to three points. Baudinet stole a pass, became tangled with a Skyforce player, gathered control of the ball with the help of his kneecap, then was off to the races. 'I got a hand on it, and he got a hand on it,' Baudinet said. 'So when he deflected it, it hit off my knee. I was doing my Harlem Globetrotters. But thankfully, I got control of it.' Nearing the basket, Baudinet leaped as if to dunk, then laid the ball in off the front rim. 'We'll call it a hard layup,' Energy coach Kevin Young joked. 'I'll have a better one next time,' Baudinet promised. Baudinet, who played at Division II St. Anselm, impressed Young at an Energy tryout camp in Washington, D.C. He worked his way onto the team, and into the starting lineup, by showing he can do more than just spot up and shoot. 'He's one of those guys where, every time he shoots it, you think it's going in. He exudes confidence,' Young said. 'He's quicker than he gets credit for. He's tougher than he gets credit for. He sticks his nose in there.' Tveidt proved that sticking your nose in there can be painful. Baudinet had better luck using his knee. *Courtesy of http://dmjuice.desmoinesregister.com

Los Angeles D. - Idaho S. 90-97
Cheyne Gadson (6'4''-G-80, agency: Interperformances, college: Oklahoma St.) had 25 points and backcourt partner Tony Bobbitt (6'4''-G-79, agency: VVG Sports, college: Cincinnati) added 18 and six rebounds and the Idaho Stampede (2-4) beat the Los Angeles D-Fenders 97-90 at the Toyota Sports Center on Saturday night. Antoine Walker added just four points, but led the team, along with Dontell Jefferson, with six assists. Walker, added to the roster on Thursday, led the Stampede in assists eight times last season. Willie Jenkins added 16 points. Off the bench, the Stampede scored 26 points and added seven blocked shots with Mildon Ambres leading the way with 12 points and two rejections. Idaho used a hot second quarter to catch up after falling behind by as many as 14 in the first quarter, making 12-of-20 shots, including 4-of-6 from behind the three point line - they outscored Los Angeles 31-18 that quarter. All nine Stampeders scored in the period, and the road team forced eight turnovers, which ended up in 12 Idaho points. Los Angeles was led by Brandon Costner (6'9''-F-87, college: N.Carolina St.), who scored an Idaho opponent season-high 42 points, including 18 in the first quarter. Otis George had a game-high 11 rebounds for the D-Fenders (6-3). Idaho plays next at home against Bakersfield on Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. *Courtesy of www.oursportscentral.com

Canton C. - Maine RC 81-103
The Malone University ministry team 'New Vision' sang praise music during halftime and after Saturday night's NBA Development League game at Memorial Civic Center. Even heaven might not have had any answers for the Charge. The Charge couldn't find the basket and were buried by Maine's 3-point shooting as the depleted Red Claws came into Canton and won, 103-81, in front of 3,454 fans. Durrell Summers (6'4''-G-89, college: Michigan St.), a Michigan State product, was one of the few impact Red Claws remaining after Maine was gutted by NBA training camp call-ups. Then the 17.0-points-a-game scorer was invited to the Charlotte Bobcats' camp on Saturday. No sweat. Pigram Courtney (6'1''-G-85, college: E.Tenn.St.), in his first game with the Red Claws (2-4) after being acquired on Saturday and without a last name on his jersey, came off the bench to hit 7 of 11 3-pointers and score 33 points, helping snap the Charge's three-game win streak. Pigram, 26, who was in D-League training camp with Idaho, got to Canton in time for Maine's shootaround Saturday morning. *Courtesy of www.timesreporter.com

Erie Bay H. - Ft.Wayne MA 87-94
The Fort Wayne Mad Ants used a strong fourth quarter effort to defeat the Erie BayHawks 94-87 on Saturday night at Tullio Arena. Fort Wayne's Gage Daye scored eleven of his 12 points in the final frame as the visitors outscored the home team 36-26 down the stretch, including a 23-9 run, and help the Mad Ants improve to 3-3. Erie (2-5) jumped out to an early lead to end the first quarter up 21-15, before Fort Wayne tied the game with a minute to go before the half, and a low scoring first half remained close with the Mad Ants taking a 40-39 lead in to halftime. Erie's Chaz McCrommon (6'6''-F/G-82, college: Robert Morris) scored ten of his 15 points in the third quarter to help Erie manage a three point margin heading to the final frame. But the visitors had the hot hand in the fourth connecting on 67% of their shots including four three pointers. Fort Wayne was lead by Corey Allmond (6'2''-G-88, college: Howard Col. (TX)) with 21 points, Marvin Phillips notched 20 and Sadiel Rojas grabbed 13 rebounds while adding 8 points. *Courtesy of www.wane.com




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


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Blake AHEARN
  Reno B.
  (188-PG-84)
  Avg: 25
 1. Ahearn, Reno B.25.0 
 2. Sloan, Erie Bay H.24.8 
 3. Garcia, Sioux F.24.8 
 4. Costner, Los A.24.6 
 5. Dentmon, Austin T.23.3 
 6. Millsap, Los A.23.2 
 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
 Marcus LEWIS
  Tulsa 66ers
  (203-F/C-86)
  Avg: 12.7
 1. Lewis, Tulsa 66ers12.7 
 2. Butch, Bakersfi.12.5 
 3. Famous, Iowa E.12.2 
 4. Daniels, Erie B.11.4 
 5. Stiemsma, Sioux F.10.8 
 6. Wright, Maine RC10.8 
 7. Thomas, Austin T.10.3 
 8. Reid, Tulsa 66ers9.4 
 9. Andrews, Los A.8.9 
 10. Milligan, Canton8.8 
Assists Per Game
 Walker RUSSELL
  Ft.Wayne.
  (183-G-82)
  Avg: 11.8
 1. Russell, Ft.Wayne.11.8 
 2. Cooksey, Texas L.8.7 
 3. Sloan, Erie Bay H.8.4 
 4. Tinsley, Los A.7.6 
 5. Ewing, Iowa E.7.4 
 6. Snow, Maine RC7.0 
 7. Ahearn, Reno B.7.0 
 8. Bozeman, Reno B.6.2 
 9. Coleman, Sioux F.6.0 
 10. McLeod, Canton C.5.8 
Steals Per Game
 Elijah MILLSAP
  Los A.
  (198-G-87)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Millsap, Los A.3.5 
 2. Tinsley, Los A.2.4 
 3. Dentmon, Austin T.2.3 
 4. Fortson, Los A.2.1 
 5. Harris, Rio G.2.1 
 6. Hamilton, Los A.2.1 
 7. Bobbitt, Idaho S.2.0 
 8. Curry, Springfield2.0 
 9. Johnson, Texas L.2.0 
 10. Snow, Maine RC2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Gregory STIEMSMA
  Sioux F.
  (211-C-85)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Stiemsma, Sioux F.4.5 
 2. Foster, Idaho S.3.8 
 3. Major, Bakersfi.2.2 
 4. Daniels, Erie B.2.2 
 5. Thompson, Erie B.2.0 
 6. Gladness, Dakota1.8 
 7. Milligan, Canton C.1.8 
 8. Dove, Dakota W.1.8 
 9. Thomas, Springfi.1.6 
 10. Coleman, Rio G.1.6 


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


Stats Leaders - Division I
Points Per Game
 Walter BAXLEY
  Lapua
  (191-G-84)
  Avg: 28.8
 1. Baxley, Lapua28.8 
 2. Phillips, Oulun N.26.3 
 3. Williams, Lapua22.8 
 4. Nofflet, Oulun N.22.5 
 5. Manning, Huima21.4 
 6. Stamper, Pyrin.21.3 
 7. Abdullah, SayRi20.3 
 8. Henderson, Porvoo.20.1 
 9. January, BC Nokia19.7 
 10. Storrs, Jyvaskyla19.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kenneth COOPER
  SayRi
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 14.7
 1. Cooper, SayRi14.7 
 2. Moultrie, Oulun N.14.3 
 3. January, BC Nokia10.8 
 4. Britton, Huima10.8 
 5. Bojang, FoKoPo10.8 
 6. Stamper, Pyrin.10.7 
 7. Townes, BC Nokia10.5 
 8. Coleman, FoKoPo10.2 
 9. Green, Ura Basket9.7 
 10. Andrews, Ura B.9.6 
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 Nokia4.0 
 5. Henderson, Porvoo.3.9 
 6. Viertola, Huima3.8 
 7. Jackson, Lapua3.4 
 8. Storrs, Jyvaskyla2.8 
 9. Baxley, Lapua2.8 
 10. Little, Porvoon2.6 
Steals Per Game
 Emmanuel JACKSON
  Lapua
  (188-G-)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Jackson, Lapua2.9 
 2. Townes, BC Nokia2.2 
 3. Vanjoki, Tapiolan.2.0 
 4. January, BC Nokia2.0 
 5. Nofflet, Oulun N.1.9 
 6. Bojang, FoKoPo1.8 
 7. King, Porvoon1.7 
 8. Little, Porvoon1.7 
 9. Andrews, Ura B.1.6 
 10. Mattila, Pyrin.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Brian MOULTRIE
  Oulun N.
  (198-C/F-87)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Moultrie, Oulun N.2.5 
 2. Andrews, Ura B.2.0 
 3. Laitinen, Tapiol.1.1 
 4. January, BC Nokia1.1 
 5. Cooper, SayRi1.1 
 6. Pulkkinen, Pyrin.0.9 
 7. Britton, Huima0.8 
 8. Molenius, FoKoPo0.8 
 9. Townes, BC Nokia0.8 
 10. Abdullah, SayRi0.8 


1st Division Round 12: Forssan Koripojat defeats Ura Basket in the closest game of the week - by Eurobasket News
Seventh-ranked Ura Basket (5-7) gave a tough game to first ranked Forssan Koripojat (10-2) on Sunday. Forssan Koripojat managed to secure only three-point victory 103-100. However their fans expected much easier game. The hosts trailed by 6 points at the halftime before their 27-19 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward HL Coleman (202-74, college: Wyoming) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds and the other American import forward Tracy Robinson (201-86, college: Loyola, IL) who added 18 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was Trinidad and Tobago power forward Eze Andrews (201-83, college: Savannah St., agency: Court Side) with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 15 rebounds. Forssan Koripojat maintains first position with 10-2 record. Ura Basket at the other side keeps the seventh place with seven games lost. They share the position with Huima. Forssan Koripojat is looking forward to face BC Jyvaskyla (#11) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Ura Basket will play against Saynatsalon Riento (#10) in Jyvaskyla and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
Third ranked Oulun NMKY (9-3) crushed at home 12th ranked Torpan Pojat (1-11) by 55 points 106-51, which is the biggest margin this round. The winners were led by American forward Josh Nofflet (194-88, college: Lee) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 26 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists and Brian Moultrie supported him with 12 points and 20 rebounds. Even 12 points and 9 rebounds by forward Julius Rajala (200-94) did not help to save the game for Torpan Pojat. Oulun NMKY moved-up to second place, which they share with Tapiolan Honka. Torpan Pojat lost fourth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 11 games lost. Oulun NMKY will play against Aanekosken Huima (#8) in Aanekoski in the next round where they are favorite. Torpan Pojat will play at home against Lapuan Korikobrat (#6) to get more than just one victory in their record.

There were no shocking results in the other games in round 12: Jyvaskyla was destroyed by BC Nokia on the opponent's court 103-80. Tapiolan Honka outscored Huima in a home game 88-68. Pyrinto II managed to beat SayRi on the road 99-92. Lapua crushed Porvoon Tarmo on its own court 97-76.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 24 points and 16 rebounds by Gerald January of BC Nokia.



BC Nokia - Jyvaskyla 103-80

Very expected game when 11th ranked BC Jyvaskyla (1-10) was crushed on the road by fifth ranked BC Nokia (8-4) 103-80. The game was mostly controlled by BC Nokia. BC Jyvaskyla was better in fourth quarter 26-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The winners were led by American-British power forward Gerald January (201-88, college: Montevallo) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 24 points and 16 rebounds and American forward Darren Townes (201-86, college: Hofstra) supported him with 17 points and 12 rebounds. Even a double-double of 13 points and 10 rebounds by American guard Lance Storrs (195-89, college: Georgia Tech) did not help to save the game for BC Jyvaskyla. Forward Jussi Ruuskanen (193-92) added 14 points and 7 rebounds. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. BC Nokia moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Lapua and Pyrinto II. BC Jyvaskyla lost eighth consecutive game. They keep the eleventh position with ten games lost. BC Nokia will play against Porvoon Tarmo (#9) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. BC Jyvaskyla will play against the league's leader Forssan Koripojat to get more than just one victory in their record.
Top scorers:
BC Nokia: G.January 24+16reb+1ast, T.Riihela 23+3reb+2ast, D.Townes 17+12reb+2ast, T.Kankaanpaa 12+3reb+2ast, J.Kauro 12+2reb+1ast, M.Ovaska 9
Jyvaskyla: J.Ruuskanen 14+7reb+1ast, L.Storrs 13+10reb, J.Parkkinen 12+3reb+1ast, M.Markkanen 10+5reb, J.Konttinen 10+2reb+5ast, J.Nissinen 8+2reb
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FoKoPo - Ura Basket 103-100

Seventh-ranked Ura Basket (5-7) gave a tough game to first ranked Forssan Koripojat (10-2) on Sunday. Forssan Koripojat managed to secure only three-point victory 103-100. However their fans expected much easier game. The hosts trailed by 6 points at the halftime before their 27-19 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward HL Coleman (202-74, college: Wyoming) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds and the other American import forward Tracy Robinson (201-86, college: Loyola, IL) who added 18 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was Trinidad and Tobago power forward Eze Andrews (201-83, college: Savannah St., agency: Court Side) with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 15 rebounds and American swingman Lionel Green (196-84, college: SUNO) scored 23 points and 8 rebounds. Five Forssan Koripojat and four Ura Basket players scored in double figures. Forssan Koripojat maintains first position with 10-2 record. Ura Basket at the other side keeps the seventh place with seven games lost. They share the position with Huima. Forssan Koripojat is looking forward to face BC Jyvaskyla (#11) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Ura Basket will play against Saynatsalon Riento (#10) in Jyvaskyla and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
FoKoPo: J.Helenius 23+3reb, S.Ikavalko 19+4reb+5ast, T.Robinson 18+8reb+2ast, M.Molenius 17+2reb+1ast, H.Coleman 16+11reb+2ast, M.Suokas 5+3reb
Ura Basket: E.Andrews 25+15reb+1ast, L.Green 23+8reb+1ast, N.Lehtila 21+5reb+4ast, J.Alanko 12+6reb, P.Kallio 8+1reb+2ast, J.Saari 6+4reb+2ast
gschID: 150204


Tapiolan Honka - Huima 88-68

Very predictable result when second ranked Tapiolan Honka (9-3) smashed at home 8th ranked Aanekosken Huima (5-7) 88-68. The game was mostly controlled by Tapiolan Honka. Aanekosken Huima was better in second period 20-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Tapiolan Honka forced 21 Aanekosken Huima turnovers. The winners were led by point guard Ville Puotila (183-93) who scored that evening 13 points and 8 rebounds and swingman Panu Vertio (196-86) supported him with 14 points and 7 rebounds. Tapiolan Honka's coach Jussi Syrjanen allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Even 19 points and 8 rebounds by American power forward Trey Britton (203-89, college: Anderson, SC) did not help to save the game for Aanekosken Huima. His fellow American import swingman Justice Graham (198-79, college: Glenville St.) added 12 points and 12 rebounds. Five Tapiolan Honka and four Aanekosken Huima players scored in double figures. Tapiolan Honka have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 9-3 record behind leader FoKoPo, which they share with Oulun NMKY. Aanekosken Huima at the other side dropped to the seventh place with seven games lost. They share the position with Ura Basket. Tapiolan Honka will play against Pyrinto II (#5) in Tampere in the next round. Aanekosken Huima will play at home against Oulun NMKY and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Tapiolan Honka: V.Kopio 17+1reb+1ast, P.Vertio 14+7reb+2ast, T.Laitinen 13+7reb+3ast, V.Puotila 13+8reb+3ast, I.Sirola 10+7reb+1ast, A.Vanjoki 9+1reb+2ast
Huima: T.Britton 19+8reb, M.Liukko 13+4reb, J.Graham 12+12reb+2ast, T.Manning 12+3reb+5ast, T.Viertola 8+5reb+4ast, S.Kajander 2
gschID: 150205


Oulun NMKY - ToPo Akatemia 106-51

Third ranked Oulun NMKY (9-3) crushed at home 12th ranked Torpan Pojat (1-11) by 55 points 106-51, which is the biggest margin this round. The game without a history. Oulun NMKY led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 80 of its points in the paint compared to Torpan Pojat's 28. They outrebounded Torpan Pojat 43-25 including a 33-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. The winners were led by American forward Josh Nofflet (194-88, college: Lee) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 26 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists and the other American import power forward Brian Moultrie (198-87, college: Armstr.Atlantic) supported him with 12 points and 20 rebounds. Four Oulun NMKY players scored in double figures. Even 12 points and 9 rebounds by forward Julius Rajala (200-94) did not help to save the game for Torpan Pojat. Guard Sauli Silvonen (186-83) added 13 points. Oulun NMKY moved-up to second place, which they share with Tapiolan Honka. Torpan Pojat lost fourth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 11 games lost. Oulun NMKY will play against Aanekosken Huima (#8) in Aanekoski in the next round where they are favorite. Torpan Pojat will play at home against Lapuan Korikobrat (#6) to get more than just one victory in their record.
Top scorers:
Oulun NMKY: J.Nofflet 26+11reb+5ast, L.Phillips 25+2reb+5ast, S.Keinonen 13+4reb, B.Moultrie 12+20reb, J.Siivikko 10, H.Vihavainen 9+3reb+1ast
ToPo Akatemia: S.Silvonen 13+1reb, J.Rajala 12+9reb, A.Lavastida 8+3reb+2ast, T.Suortti 6+5reb+1ast, J.Heinikoski 4+2reb, J.Jousisto 3+1reb+1ast
gschID: 150206


SayRi - Pyrinto II 92-99

Not a big story in a game in Jyvaskyla where 10th ranked Saynatsalon Riento (3-9) was defeated by fifth ranked Pyrinto II (8-4) 99-92. The guests were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. Strangely Saynatsalon Riento outrebounded Pyrinto II 39-23 including a 30-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. Saynatsalon Riento was plagued by 30 personal fouls down the stretch. The winners were led by American power forward Jason Stamper (200-85, college: Minnesota, agency: JEMsports) who scored that evening 31 points and 7 rebounds and guard Joni Harjula (189-83) supported him with 18 points. Stamper is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top summer league for players who want to play basketball overseas. Even a double-double of 18 points and 17 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) by American center Kenneth Cooper (208-87, college: UAB) did not help to save the game for Saynatsalon Riento. His fellow American import guard Bilal Abdullah (196-84, college: Lafayette) added 20 points and 6 rebounds. Four Pyrinto II and five Saynatsalon Riento players scored in double figures. Pyrinto II have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with BC Nokia and Lapua. Saynatsalon Riento at the other side keeps the tenth position with nine games lost. Pyrinto II will play against league's second-placed Tapiolan Honka at home in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Saynatsalon Riento will play against Ura Basket (#7) in Kaarina and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Pyrinto II: J.Stamper 31+7reb+1ast, J.Harjula 18+1reb+3ast, J.Vaananen 12+1reb, J.Pulkkinen 10+6reb, Laanniemi 8+1ast, M.Marttinen 8+2reb
SayRi: A.Conerly 22+3reb+1ast, B.Abdullah 20+6reb+3ast, K.Cooper 18+17reb+1ast, E.Nieminen 14, S.Mantymaa 12+8reb, J.Lehto 4+3reb
gschID: 150201


Lapua - Porvoon Tarmo 97-76

Everything went according to plan when sixth ranked Lapuan Korikobrat (8-4) outscored at home 9th ranked Porvoon Tarmo (4-7) 97-76. The game was mostly controlled by Lapuan Korikobrat. Porvoon Tarmo was better in fourth quarter 24-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Lapuan Korikobrat shot 23 for 40 from the free-throw line, while Porvoon Tarmo only scored five points from the stripe. They outrebounded Porvoon Tarmo 59-42 including 22 on the offensive glass. Porvoon Tarmo was plagued by 29 personal fouls down the stretch. The winners were led by American guard Walter Baxley (191-84, college: Mars Hill) who scored that evening 30 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists and the other American import forward Eric Williams (198-85, college: Tarleton St.) supported him with 22 points and 14 rebounds. Lapuan Korikobrat's coach Ville Turja felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Even a double-double of 18 points and 13 rebounds by American guard Benzor Simmons (195-88, college: Tenn-Martin) did not help to save the game for Porvoon Tarmo. Naturalized American guard La Trice Little (186-79, college: Mercy) added 12 points and 10 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Lapuan Korikobrat have an impressive five-game winning streak. Lapuan Korikobrat moved-up to fourth place, which they share with BC Nokia and Pyrinto II. Porvoon Tarmo at the other side keeps the ninth position with seven games lost. Lapuan Korikobrat will play against bottom-ranked Torpan Pojat (#12) in Helsinki in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Porvoon Tarmo will play at home against BC Nokia and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Lapua: W.Baxley 30+5reb+6ast, E.Williams 22+14reb+3ast, E.Jackson 20+14reb+2ast, H.Jokinen 11+4reb, V.Turja 4+2reb, K.Siven 3+13reb
Porvoon Tarmo: B.Simmons 18+13reb, T.Still 13+3reb+1ast, L.Trice Little 12+10reb+2ast, S.Henderson 10+4reb+3ast, S.Beatovic 8+2reb+2ast, S.Nieminen 7+1reb
gschID: 150202




Porvoon Tarmo strengthened their roster with Benzor Simmons - by Eurobasket News
Porvoon Tarmo strengthened their roster with addition of 23-year old American guard Benzor Simmons (195-G-88, college: Tenn-Martin).
In 2007-2008 he started for Tennessee-Martin (NCAA) and in 27 games debuted with 5.0ppg, 1.8rpg. In his last season for Tennessee-Martin (NCAA, starting five) he improved to 12.0ppg, 4.8rpg, FGP: 45.9%, 3PT: 26.6%, FT: 87.0%. The season 2011 started for Caneros de La Romana (Dominican Rep.-LNB) but recently moved to Finalnd.
In his first game he scored 18 points and grabbed 13 rebounds. Despite his good performance his new team lost to Lapua 76-97.
Porvoon Tarmo was better in fourth quarter 24-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Lapuan Korikobrat shot 23 for 40 from the free-throw line, while Porvoon Tarmo only scored five points from the stripe. They outrebounded Porvoon Tarmo 59-42 including 22 on the offensive glass. Porvoon Tarmo was plagued by 29 personal fouls down the stretch.



FINNISH CUP: Final 4 - Bisons, Karhu, Kataja and Pyrinto - by Rauno Hurmalainen
Finnish Cup Final 4 Teams are this season: Bisons (Loimaa), Karhu (Kauhajoki), Kataja (Joensuu) and Pyrinto (Tampere). The same teams are on the top of Korisliiga right now.
Today Karhu was visiting Helsinki and defeated Torpan Pojat 77-80 (37-46). Quarters: 25-19, 12-27, 25-19, 15-15. The winning basket was made by Eldar Skamo (198-F-86), whose 3-pointer was good in time 38:52. ToPo got still several chances to tie, but missed all shots. Both teams missed a few players. Chase Griffin was not on ToPo roster, but Hanno Mottola instead was there: 6pts/3rbs in 15 minutes. Karhu was missing Todd Hendley and Vesa Makalainen. Kelly Beidler (199-F-88, agency: R.H.Consultancy, college: Mt.St.Mary's) led Karhu with 20pts/12rbs. Aleksi Huuskonen (188-G-88) added 18 pts (treys 4/4). Corey McIntosh (183-G-85, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Iowa St.) was leading the hosts with 19 pts.
Finnish Cup Final 4 on January 21.-22.2012.

ToPo - Karhu 77-80 (37-46). (Corey McIntosh 19, Timo Heinonen 18, Kimmo Muurinen 10 - Kelly Beidler 20/12, Aleksi Huuskonen 18, Clevin Hannah 17, Eldar Skamo 16/11. A: 806).




1.DIVISION: FoKoPo won after OT - by Rauno Hurmalainen
1.Division, round 12: League Top Team FoKoPo (Forssa) had lost two games in a row and season third loss was not far away. FoKoPo needed tonight an extra five minutes before Ura Basket (Kaarina) was ready to give up: OT 103-100 (90) (45-51). Juho Helenius (195-F-91) was one of FoKoPo key players. Helenius scored team high 23 points. Sami Ikavalko (188-G-89) added 19 and Tracy Robinson (201-F-86, college: Loyola, IL) 18 pts. Ura's trio Andrews - Green - Lehtila combined 69 pts. FoKoPo on the top with 10-2 record. Honka (Tapiola) beat Huima (Aanekoski) 88-68 (41-38). Villematti Kopio (182-PG-92) had a strong second half leading the hosts with 17 pts. John Britton scored 19 pts for Huima. Korikobrat (Lapua) defeated Tarmo (Porvoo) 97-76 (54-32). Walter Baxley (191-G-84, college: Mars Hill) led Lapua again with 30 pts. Tarmo's newcomer Benzor Simmons (195-G-88, college: Tenn-Martin) had at once a double-double 18pts/13rbs.YMCA Oulu crushed ToPo Academy 106-51 (51-27) and BC Nokia did the same vs BC Jyvaskyla 103-80. In the half time the figures were already 62-33.
FoKoPo - Ura Basket OT 103-100 (90) (45-51). (Juho Helenius 23, Sami Ikavalko 19, Tracy Robinson 18 - Eze Andrews 25/15, Lionel Green 23, Niilo Lehtila 21).
Honka, Tapiola - Huima 88-68 (41-38). (Villematti Kopio 17, Panu Vertio 14, Tero Laitinen 13 - John Britton 19, Justice Graham 12/12, Treylon Manning 12/5a).
Korikobrat - Tarmo 97-76 (54-32). (Walter Baxley 30, Eric Williams 22/14, Emmanuel Jackson 20/14 - Benzor Simmons 18/13, Tyrwone Still 13, La Trice Little 12/10).
BC Nokia - BC Jyvaskyla 103-80 (62-33). (Gerald January 24/16, Timo Riihela 23, Darren Townes 17/12 - Jussi Ruuskanen 14, Lance Storrs 13/10, Jani Parkkinen 12).
YMCA Oulu - ToPo Academy 106-51 (51-27). (Josh Nofflet 26/11/5a, Lloyd Phillips 25/5a, Santtu Keinonen 13 - Sauli Silvonen 13, Julius Rajala 12/9).




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Superleague Round 14: Fersped-Rabotnicki edges Kumanovo 2009 by two points - by Eurobasket News
The most exciting game of round 14 in the Superleague took place in Skopje. This derby game ended with only two-point defeat on the road of 5th ranked Kumanovo 2009 (5-7) to sixth ranked Fersped-Rabotnicki (6-7) 91-89 in the game for the fifth place. Kumanovo 2009 was trailing by 4 points at halftime but managed to get 7-point lead after three quarters before a 24-15 charge of Fersped-Rabotnicki, which allowed them to win the game. The best player for the winners was American power forward Brandon Cole (203-84, college: Xavier, agency: Global Sports Plaza) who scored 17 points and 8 rebounds. The former international forward Dime Tasovski (200-80) chipped in 19 points and 6 rebounds. International guard Aleksandar Kostoski (188-88, agency: Global Sports Plaza) produced 20 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists for the guests. Fersped-Rabotnicki have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fifth place. Kumanovo 2009 at the other side dropped to the sixth position with seven games lost. Fersped-Rabotnicki will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Kumanovo 2009 will play at home against the league's leader Feni Indistrija (#1) in Kavadarci and is hoping to win this game.
Another interesting game was a derby match between two teams from Skopje: Lirija (#4) and Torus Skopje (#3). Lirija (7-5) won against visiting Torus Skopje (9-3) 91-78. Serbian guard Vladimir Filipovic (195-85) orchestrated the victory by scoring 25 points. Pawel Soler contributed with 13 points and 9 rebounds (perfect from the field making all six shots) for the winners. The former international power forward Bojan Trajkovski (206-88, agency: Global Sports Plaza) replied with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 10 rebounds for Torus Skopje. Lirija have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 7-5 record. Torus Skopje at the other side keeps the third place with three games lost. Lirija's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Skopje Vardar.
Another interesting game was again a derby between two local teams from Skopje: MZT Skopje (#3) and Vardar (#7). Vardar was smashed at home by 28 points 65-93 and even the fact of playing on their own court did not help. Gjorgi Cekovski scored 23 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners. Aleksandar Shterjov responded with 21 points. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. MZT Skopje (10-3) moved-up to second place. Vardar lost fifth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the seventh position with nine games lost. MZT Skopje will meet bottom-ranked ABA Strumica (#9) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Vardar's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Skopje to the arena Lirija.
Leader Feni Indistrija delivered the twelfth victory. This time they crushed 8th ranked ABA Strumica (2-11) 88-56 in Kavadarci. Kiril Nikolovski notched a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds to lead the effort. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Defending champion maintains first position with 12-1 record. ABA Strumica lost fifth consecutive game. They dropped to the bottom place with 11 games lost. Feni Indistrija's next round opponent will be Kumanovo 2009 (#6) on the road where they are favorite. ABA Strumica will play against the league's second-placed MZT Skopje.



Lirija - Torus Skopje 91-78

Another interesting game was a derby match between two teams from Skopje: Lirija (#4) and Torus Skopje (#3). Lirija (7-5) won against visiting Torus Skopje (9-3) 91-78. The game without a history. Lirija 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 Torus Skopje's 40. Serbian guard Vladimir Filipovic (195-85) orchestrated the victory by scoring 25 points. Pawel Soler contributed with 13 points and 9 rebounds (perfect from the field making all six shots) for the winners. Four Lirija players scored in double figures. The former international power forward Bojan Trajkovski (206-88, agency: Global Sports Plaza) replied with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 10 rebounds and international guard Dimitar Karadzovski (190-84, agency: Global Sports Plaza) added 24 points and 8 rebounds (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line) in the effort for Torus Skopje. Lirija have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 7-5 record. Torus Skopje at the other side keeps the third place with three games lost. Lirija's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Skopje Vardar.
Top scorers:
Lirija: V.Filipovic 25+2reb+1ast, P.Soler 13+9reb, T.Simic 12+5reb, N.Zivcevic 12+5reb+4ast, D.Mitchell 12+6reb, S.Avramovski 6+1reb+1ast
Torus Skopje: B.Trajkovski 25+10reb+2ast, D.Karadzovski 24+8reb+1ast, I.Dimcevski 14+4reb+1ast, B.Krstevski 6+1reb, N.Karakolev 5+2reb, G.Markovski 2+1reb+2ast
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Vardar - MZT Skopje 65-93

Another interesting game was again a derby between two local teams from Skopje: MZT Skopje (#3) and Vardar (#7). Vardar was smashed at home by 28 points 65-93 and even the fact of playing on their own court did not help. The game without a history. MZT Skopje led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. MZT Skopje outrebounded Vardar 36-22 including 28 on the defensive glass. The former international power forward Gjorgi Cekovski (203-79) scored 23 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and international center Todor Gecevski (209-77, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 20 points and 9 rebounds (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field) during the contest. Four MZT Skopje players scored in double figures. Center Aleksandar Shterjov (206-86) responded with 21 points and power forward Filip Kralevski (204-82) scored 14 points (perfect from the field making all six shots). The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. MZT Skopje (10-3) moved-up to second place. Vardar lost fifth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the seventh position with nine games lost. MZT Skopje will meet bottom-ranked ABA Strumica (#9) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Vardar's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Skopje to the arena Lirija.
Top scorers:
MZT Skopje: G.Cekovski 23+8reb+4ast, T.Gecevski 20+9reb+3ast, N.Dahlman 16+10reb+1ast, I.Mijajlovic 11+2reb+4ast, C.Davis 7+1reb+2ast, O.Stojanovski 7+2reb+3ast
Vardar: A.Shterjov 21+4reb+3ast, F.Kralevski 14+3reb+2ast, D.Radulovic 10+2reb+1ast, V.Georgievski 8+3reb, A.Stefanovski 4+1reb, A.Tasevski 4+1reb+4ast
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Feni Indistrija - ABA Strumica 88-56

Leader Feni Indistrija delivered the twelfth victory. This time they crushed 8th ranked ABA Strumica (2-11) 88-56 in Kavadarci. The game without a history. Feni Indistrija led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding ABA Strumica to just 1 points in third quarter. Feni Indistrija forced 19 ABA Strumica turnovers. International power forward Kiril Nikolovski (210-88) notched a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds to lead the effort and Bulgarian swingman Ivan Lilov (196-88) supported him with 20 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Four Feni Indistrija players scored in double figures. Even a double-double of 11 points and 10 rebounds by American center Clive Weeden (205-87, college: Dartmouth) did not help to save the game for ABA Strumica. Petre Cvetkov added 15 points for the guests. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Defending champion maintains first position with 12-1 record. ABA Strumica lost fifth consecutive game. They dropped to the bottom place with 11 games lost. Feni Indistrija's next round opponent will be Kumanovo 2009 (#6) on the road where they are favorite. ABA Strumica will play against the league's second-placed MZT Skopje.
Top scorers:
Feni Indistrija: I.Lilov 20+2reb+2ast, K.Nikolovski 15+11reb+1ast, D.Knezevic 11+6reb, J.Frye 10+5reb+3ast, P.Nikolov 7+4reb+2ast, M.Gjurov 7+2reb
ABA Strumica: P.Cvetkov 15+1reb+1ast, C.Weeden 11+10reb+1ast, J.Chappell 9+7reb, A.Ilasev 6+1reb, M.Hasanov 6+10reb, J.Kurciev 5+3reb
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Rabotnicki - Kumanovo 91-89

The most exciting game of round 14 in the Superleague took place in Skopje. This derby game ended with only two-point defeat on the road of 5th ranked Kumanovo 2009 (5-7) to sixth ranked Fersped-Rabotnicki (6-7) 91-89 in the game for the fifth place. Kumanovo 2009 was trailing by 4 points at halftime but managed to get 7-point lead after three quarters before a 24-15 charge of Fersped-Rabotnicki, which allowed them to win the game. The best player for the winners was American power forward Brandon Cole (203-84, college: Xavier, agency: Global Sports Plaza) who scored 17 points and 8 rebounds. The former international forward Dime Tasovski (200-80) chipped in 19 points and 6 rebounds. International guard Aleksandar Kostoski (188-88, agency: Global Sports Plaza) produced 20 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists and Serbian power forward Nemanja Jelesijevic (209-79, agency: World Sport Agency) added 20 points and 8 rebounds respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Fersped-Rabotnicki have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fifth place. Kumanovo 2009 at the other side dropped to the sixth position with seven games lost. Fersped-Rabotnicki will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Kumanovo 2009 will play at home against the league's leader Feni Indistrija (#1) in Kavadarci and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Rabotnicki: D.Tasovski 19+6reb+1ast, B.Cole 17+8reb+2ast, J.Petrovski 15+3reb+5ast, E.Bogoev 12+2reb+1ast, G.Jovanovic 8+2reb+1ast, A.Kalanj 6+6reb+2ast
Kumanovo: N.Jelesijevic 20+8reb+2ast, A.Kostoski 20+7reb+5ast, D.Matic 18+1reb+1ast, D.Mikic 15+2reb+2ast, M.Janevski 6+4reb+1ast, M.Janjusevic 5+1reb
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D1 Standings
Superleague Standings
 1. Feni Indistrija 12-1 
 2. MZT Skopje 10-3 
 3. Torus Skopje 9-3 
 4. Lirija 7-5 
 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. Radulovic, Vardar18.0 
 5. Karadzovski, Torus17.5 
 6. Jelesijevic, Kuman.17.4 
 7. Nikolovski, Feni I.17.3 
 8. Zivcevic, Lirija17.2 
 9. Gecevski, MZT S.16.8 
 10. Trajkovski, Torus16.7 
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, Lirija8.3 
 4. Nikolovski, Feni I.8.2 
 5. Reynolds, Torus S.8.0 
 6. Trajkovski, Torus7.6 
 7. Cekovski, MZT S.7.2 
 8. Jelesijevic, Kuman.6.8 
 9. Hadzivasilev, ABA6.5 
 10. Cole, Rabotnicki6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Carlos MORBAN
  Lirija
  (187-G-82)
  Avg: 4
 1. Morban, Lirija4.0 
 2. Petrovski, Rabotni.3.9 
 3. Tomasevic, Kozuv3.3 
 4. Karadzovski, Torus3.3 
 5. Gecevski, MZT S.3.2 
 6. Frye, Feni Indistr.3.2 
 7. Zivcevic, Lirija3.2 
 8. Tasevski, Vardar3.2 
 9. Mijajlovic, MZT S.3.1 
 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, Lirija1.8 
 4. Morban, Lirija1.5 
 5. Simonovski, Feni I.1.4 
 6. Kostoski, Kumanovo1.4 
 7. Brooks, ABA S.1.3 
 8. Dimcevski, Torus S.1.2 
 9. Avramovski, Lirija1.1 
 10. Turner, Torus S.1.1 
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, Lirija0.8 
 6. Avramovski, Lirija0.8 
 7. Kralevski, Vardar0.8 
 8. Reynolds, Torus S.0.8 
 9. Tasovski, Rabotnic.0.7 
 10. Trajkovski, Torus0.7 


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John Bynum (Dashaun Wood Is A Clever Offensive Player And You Cant Sleep Against Him) - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
John Bynum (191-G-78, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement, college: Metro St.) is a 33 year old 191 cm guard from Visalia California that will commence his second season with TBB Trier. He is a good fighter, fast and good in offensive playing. He is great athlete who shoot the ball with consistency from 3 and finish with authority on the break. He is a tremendous defender on the ball. He played college basketball at College of the Sequoias Junior College:from 1996-1998 and then transferred to Metropolitan St. (NCAA2): and played there from 1998-2000. He started his professional basketball career in 2001 in the Uk for the Solent Stars (United Kingdom-NBLConf): 31 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assist. In 2002-2003, came his first tour of duty in Germany for BSG Grevenbroich (Germany-Regionalliga): 24.7ppg, 9.2rpg, 6.7apg, 3.5spg. In 2003-2004, he played for the Ulriken Eagles (Norway-BNLO): Regular Season: 14 games: 20,1ppg, 8,1rpg, 2,5apg, 2,9spg, 0,4bpg.In 2004-2005, he was back in Germany playing for BSG Grevenbroich (Germany-2. can Bundesliga): 30 games: Score-5 (26.0ppg), 7.7rpg, Ast-4 (5.4apg), 1.7spg, 2FGP: 55.5%, 3FGP: 33.3%, FT: 63.6%. In 2005-2006, he played for InterCollege Etha Engomis (Cyprus-A1): only pre-season, then joined COOCOON Baskets Weiden (Germany-2.Bundesliga, starting five): 8 games: 15.6ppg, 5.9rpg, 2.0apg, 1.6spg, 2FGP: 51%, left in Jan.'06 and later that month signed at Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (Germany-1.Bundesliga): 21 games: 7.8ppg, 2.6rpg, 1.8apg, 2FGP: 56.5%. In 2006-2007, he played for the Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (Germany-1.Bundesliga): 31 games: 5.7ppg, 2.0rpg, 2.2apg, 2FGP: 43.1%, 3FGP: 25.0%, FT: 55.9%. In 2007-2008, he played for USC Heidelberg (Germany-ProA, starting five): 14 games: 14.4ppg, 4.4rpg, Assists-5 (4.6apg), 2.3spg, 2FGP: 54%, 3FGP: 27.3%, FT: 58.5%, left in Jan.'08 due to shoulder injury, in Feb.'08 moved to Digibu Baskets Paderborn (Germany-1.Bundesliga, starting five): 13 games: 6.3ppg, 3.0rpg, 2.4apg, 2FGP: 51.8%, 3PT: 14.3%, FT: 70.0%. In 2009-2010, he played in the PRO A for Proveo Merlins Crailsheim (Germany-ProA, starting five): 27 games: 16.9ppg, 7.1rpg, Assists-3 (5.4apg), 1.1spg, FGP: 51.8%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 62.8%. Last season with TBB Trier, he played 35 games: 6.9ppg, 3.7rpg, 1.5apg, FGP: 47.9%, 3PT: 24.0%, FT: 64.3%. He sat down with Eurobasket before the game against Alba Berlin December 10th.


A tough 77-64 loss in Ludwigsburg. What did the team learn from this loss?

Well we had some let downs in the second half and gave up too many easy baskets and you cant do that on the road especially against a team like Ludwigsburg, but at the end of the day we didnt play defense like we were capable of and we paid for it.

TBB Trier have lost 4 of the last 5 games. What are the biggest issues that the team needs to improve on the court?

Yea we are struggiling a little bit to find a full forty minutes of basketball, but we cant get down at the moment because we have three tough games coming up, we just have to continue to play hard and hopefully good things will come out of it.


The next game is against the big and mighty Alba Berlin. What has been your impression of the team this season? Can they overtake a Bamberg this season?

They are solid in all areas and are one of the main contenders this season. They have a great team and showed that they can play with anyone and will compete with Bamberg.

What is always the most difficult thing when guarding Dashaun Wood besides his quickness?

Dashaun Wood is a clever offensive player and you cant sleep against him. His quickness makes him tough to guard for sure, but he just finds a way to get by defenders and finishes well around the basket for his size. It is going to take a team effort.


What has been your impression of James Washington? How will he help TBB Trier most?

James is a great player and fits right into our system. He does a lot of things that will help us and I think his shooting and his ability to create of the dribble will help us in a lot of ways, plus he gives us an extra ball handiler and can pressure the ball at the defensive end as well.

What will be key in getting a win against Alba Berlin?

I think we have to play our style of basketball and play defense. Our defense creates opportunities for us at the offensive end and as long as we play solid defense we have a chance in winning this game.

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

Hopefully John will do great in Milwalkee and make the roster. He has a great shot for his size and can score. It will be interesting to see what he does in training camp and to see if he makes the roster.

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

Well Dwight Howard changes so many things at the defensive end and you cant teach size and as far as CP3 goes, he is a game changer as well, it wouldnt suprise me to see Chris Paul go to the Lakers in a 3 way trade involving the Rockets, and Horntets. I cant see the future.... lol

Thanks John for the chat




Michael Thompson (Fraport Skyliners) I Take 25-30 Floaters A Day - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Michael Thompson (177-PG-89, college: Northwestern) is a 22 year old 177cm point guard from Chicago, Illinois that is playing his first season with the Fraport Skyliners. He played at Northwestern from 2007-2011. In his senior year, he played : 34 games: 16.3ppg, 2.2rpg, 4.3apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 45.2%, 3PT: 39.3%, FT: 82.5%. Awards/Achievements in his career have been HS: Chicago Public League All-Academic Team -07, All-Big Ten Honorable Mention -10, All-Big Ten 3rd Team -11, Big Ten All-Tournament Team -11, and NIT Elite Eight -11. He took some time to talk to Eurobasket about his rookie season with the Fraport Skyliners.

Congrats to the 83-65 win in Hagen. How much of a relief was this win?

It was a major relief. Even though that we have been playing well the last weeks, we had some close games that we were unable to pull out.

You had some experience losing at Northwestern in the NCAA. Were you able to digest the losing streak better than other players since you knew what its like?

I went through some losing my freshman year and I understand how it feels and what happens. I just continue to try to help the team win and continue to work hard.

What was the secret to the win in Hagen?

We just stayed together.

Coach Muli Katzurin stated before the Hagen game that the team was tired because of Eurocup play, but the team looked fresh in Hagen. Was this a tactical measure form coach trying to confuse Hagen?

I dont know. He is a great coach. We all came out and had the needed energy to get the win.

The body language was great in Hagen and different than before. What happened for the body language to change?

We did the same things that we always did in practice and we had good energy in the game that helped us win game.

What was the biggest strength on offense in Hagen?

We had better and faster ball movement, shared the ball well and found the open man more.

How are you adjusting to the beko BBL?

It is going well. It is a learning process. I still need to grow, but I will continue to work hard.

What is still the most difficult thing that you have to adjust to on the court?

I still am adjusting to defense. It is a lot faster at this level and I am still learning to fight through ball screens.

How many times do you practice your juicy juice floater each day?

I take 25-30 floaters a day.

Thanks Juice for the chat.



ProA Round 14: Gloria Giants are upset by Webmoebel Baskets - by Eurobasket News
There were many interesting games last round. The round ended with favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The most important game in the last round took place in Paderborn between third ranked Gloria Giants (8-4) and tenth ranked Webmoebel Baskets (7-6) on Saturday night. Gloria Giants were defeated by Webmoebel Baskets in a tough game on the road 63-70. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Gloria Giants. The hosts trailed by 20 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 7 points. The best player for the winners was American swingman Justin Stommes (200-88, college: E.Kentucky, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement) who scored 20 points and 7 rebounds. The other American import guard Jefferson Mason (198-88, college: Minnesota St., agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement) chipped in 11 points and 6 rebounds. Webmoebel Baskets' coach Thomas Glasauer used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American guard Aubrey Reese (183-78, college: Murray St., agency: Interperformances) produced 26 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists (was perfect 13-for-13 from the free throw line !!!) for the guests. Webmoebel Baskets moved-up to sixth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Gloria Giants at the other side keep the third position with four games lost. Webmoebel Baskets is looking forward to face league's second-placed Kirchheim Knights at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Gloria Giants will play against Science City Jena and are hoping to win this game.
Another exciting game was between eighth ranked USC Heidelberg and higher ranked Crailsheim Merlins where host USC Heidelberg (7-6) won against Crailsheim Merlins (8-5) 75-62. The former international power forward Bjoern Schoo (213-81, college: Northern St., agency: Court Side) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds. Jerrell Williams contributed with 12 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. American forward Billy Baptist (196-87, college: Quincy) replied with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 16 rebounds and 4 assists for Crailsheim Merlins. Crailsheim Merlins' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. USC Heidelberg moved-up to sixth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Crailsheim Merlins at the other side keep the fourth position with five games lost. USC Heidelberg will play against Ehingen/Urspringschule (#12) in Allmendingen in the next round where they are favorite. Crailsheim Merlins will play at home against the league's leader Mitteldeutscher BC (#1) in Weissenfels and hope to get back on the winning track.
Leader Mitteldeutscher BC delivered the eleventh victory on Saturday night. This time they crushed 12th ranked Saar-Pfalz Braves (4-9) 102-65 in Weissenfels. Hoerdur Vilhjalmsson scored 25 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners. Kosta Karamatskos responded with 16 points. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Mitteldeutscher BC (11-1) have an impressive eight-game winning streak. They maintain first position. Saar-Pfalz Braves lost fifth consecutive game. They dropped to the thirteenth place with nine games lost. Mitteldeutscher BC will meet Ehingen/Urspringschule (#12) in the next round which should be another easy win for them. Saar-Pfalz Braves will play against Leitershofen in Diedorf and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Cuxhaven was also worth to mention about. Second ranked Kirchheim Knights (10-3) played at the court of 7th ranked Cuxhaven BasCats (6-7). Kirchheim Knights defeated Cuxhaven BasCats 89-77. The game was dominated by American players. Cedric Brooks notched 25 points and 4 assists to lead the effort. Kirchheim Knights have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 10-3 record behind leader MBC. Cuxhaven BasCats at the other side dropped to the tenth place with seven games lost. Kirchheim Knights' next round opponent will be Webmoebel Baskets (#9) in Paderborn and are hoping to win another game. Cuxhaven BasCats will play on the road against BG Karlsruhe.
Fifteenth-ranked Leitershofen (1-12) made lots of trouble for ninth ranked NBC (7-6) in Diedorf on Sunday. The visitors from Nurnberg managed to secure only two-point victory 82-80. However their fans expected much easier game. The best player for the winners was Ike Okoye who scored 15 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. NBC moved-up to sixth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Leitershofen lost sixth consecutive game. Leitershofen at the other side, also newcomer in the league, stay at the bottom position with 12 games lost. NBC will face ETB Wohnbau (#11) in Essen in the next round where they are favorite. Leitershofen will play on the road against Saar-Pfalz Braves (#13) in Homburg and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last two games of round 14 Ehingen was defeated by Chemnitz in a road game 64-52. ETB Wohnbau beat Karlsruhe at home 93-87.
The best stats of 14th round was 29 points and 6 rebounds by Chris Alexander of ETB Wohnbau.



Leitershofen - NBC 80-82

Fifteenth-ranked Leitershofen (1-12) made lots of trouble for ninth ranked NBC (7-6) in Diedorf on Sunday. The visitors from Nurnberg managed to secure only two-point victory 82-80. However their fans expected much easier game. The guests trailed by 11 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 2 points. NBC made 23-of-29 free shots (79.3 percent) during the game. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when NBC made 7 blocks. Leitershofen was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was Nigerian forward Ike Okoye (206, college: Boise St.) who scored 15 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. American guard Jaivon Harris (197-82, college: Ohio) chipped in 16 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. American center DeWayne Richardson (202-77, college: Fairmont St.) produced a double-double by scoring 19 points and 13 rebounds and his fellow American import guard Corey Hassan (193-87, college: Sacred Heart) added 23 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Five NBC and four Leitershofen players scored in double figures. NBC moved-up to sixth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Leitershofen lost sixth consecutive game. Leitershofen at the other side, also newcomer in the league, stay at the bottom position with 12 games lost. NBC will face ETB Wohnbau (#11) in Essen in the next round where they are favorite. Leitershofen will play on the road against Saar-Pfalz Braves (#13) in Homburg and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
NBC: J.Harris 16+7reb+4ast, I.Okoye 15+8reb+5ast, R.De Michael 14+5reb, S.Barth 12+1ast, C.Abercrombie 11+4reb+1ast, J.Reile 8+2ast
Leitershofen: C.Hassan 23+5reb+1ast, D.Richardson 19+13reb, A.Kronhardt 16+7reb, S.Bowlin 10+2reb+7ast, V.Zenk 8+3reb, J.Genck 4+1reb+5ast
gschID: 141465


Heidelberg - Crailsheim 75-62

Another exciting game was between eighth ranked USC Heidelberg and higher ranked Crailsheim Merlins where host USC Heidelberg (7-6) won against Crailsheim Merlins (8-5) 75-62. The game was mostly controlled by USC Heidelberg. Crailsheim Merlins was better in second period 17-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Crailsheim Merlins were plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. The former international power forward Bjoern Schoo (213-81, college: Northern St., agency: Court Side) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds. American forward Jerrell Williams (203-88, college: La Salle) contributed with 12 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Four USC Heidelberg players scored in double figures. American forward Billy Baptist (196-87, college: Quincy) replied with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 16 rebounds and 4 assists and naturalized American forward Joseph Buck (201-81, college: USC) added 10 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Crailsheim Merlins. Crailsheim Merlins' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. USC Heidelberg moved-up to sixth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Crailsheim Merlins at the other side keep the fourth position with five games lost. USC Heidelberg will play against Ehingen/Urspringschule (#12) in Allmendingen in the next round where they are favorite. Crailsheim Merlins will play at home against the league's leader Mitteldeutscher BC (#1) in Weissenfels and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Heidelberg: B.Schoo 21+10reb+2ast, J.Williams 12+7reb+1ast, J.Heindel 10+7reb+2ast, P.Zipser 10+1reb, K.Barth 9+1reb+1ast, C.Burgess 7+3reb+3ast
Crailsheim: B.Baptist 15+16reb+4ast, D.Webb 12+4reb+1ast, J.Buck 10+8reb, J.Stohl 9, J.Dunbar 6+1reb, A.Sivorotka 5+1reb
gschID: 141466


Cuxhaven - Kirchheim 77-89

The game in Cuxhaven was also worth to mention about. Second ranked Kirchheim Knights (10-3) played at the court of 7th ranked Cuxhaven BasCats (6-7). Kirchheim Knights defeated Cuxhaven BasCats 89-77. Cuxhaven BasCats were ahead by 6 points at the halftime before a 49-31 second half run of Kirchheim Knights. The game was dominated by American players. Guard Cedric Brooks (185-80, college: Pittsburg St.) notched 25 points and 4 assists to lead the effort and guard Ahmad Smith (194-84, college: St.Bonaventure) supported him with 11 points, 8 rebounds and 10 assists. Four Kirchheim Knights players scored in double figures. Even 20 points by guard Jackson Capel (191-87, college: Evangel) did not help to save the game for Cuxhaven BasCats. Swingman Quinnel Brown (198-83, college: Auburn) added 8 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists for the hosts. Kirchheim Knights have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 10-3 record behind leader MBC. Cuxhaven BasCats at the other side dropped to the tenth place with seven games lost. Kirchheim Knights' next round opponent will be Webmoebel Baskets (#9) in Paderborn and are hoping to win another game. Cuxhaven BasCats will play on the road against BG Karlsruhe.
Top scorers:
Kirchheim: C.Brooks 25+2reb+4ast, S.Adeberg 18+3reb+1ast, D.Uskoski 17+8reb+2ast, A.Smith 11+8reb+10ast, N.Menck 5+5reb+1ast, R.Tomasevic 5+1ast
Cuxhaven: J.Capel 20+4reb+3ast, D.McDaniel 17+4reb, J.El Domiaty 12+5reb+1ast, M.Bogdanov 8+1reb+6ast, Q.Brown 8+10reb+4ast, N.Gerwig 7+5reb+1ast
gschID: 141460


Chemnitz - Ehingen 64-52

There was no surprise when 11th ranked Ehingen/Urspringschule (5-8) was defeated on the road by sixth ranked BV Chemnitz 99 (8-6) 64-52 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by BV Chemnitz 99. Ehingen/Urspringschule was better in fourth quarter 20-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. BV Chemnitz 99 dominated on the defensive end, holding Ehingen/Urspringschule to just 4 points in third quarter. The game was also dominated by American players. The best player for the winners was center Donald Lawson (208-88, college: W.Michigan) who scored 8 points and 19 rebounds. point guard Gary Johnson (188-82, college: Cent.Florida) chipped in 7 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists. BV Chemnitz 99's coach Felix Schreier allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Guard Virgil Matthews (188-83, college: Montana) produced 11 points and forward Andre Calvin (196-85, college: Drake, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) added 6 points and 9 rebounds respectively for the guests. BV Chemnitz 99 have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fifth place. Newly promoted Ehingen/Urspringschule keeps the eleventh position with eight games lost. BV Chemnitz 99 will have a break next round. Ehingen/Urspringschule will play at home against the league's leader Mitteldeutscher BC (#1) in Weissenfels.
Top scorers:
Chemnitz: T.Ishizaki 16+2reb+2ast, A.Rosenthal 9+2reb, D.Lawson 8+19reb+1ast, J.Schmidt 7+5reb+2ast, G.Johnson 7+6reb+8ast, P.Stachula 6
Ehingen: V.Matthews 11+3reb+3ast, G.Williamson 10+2reb+2ast, M.Valerien 7, A.Calvin 6+9reb+1ast, A.Buechert 5+8reb+1ast, M.Mueller 5+8reb+2ast
gschID: 141461


Webmoebel - Duesseldorf 70-63

The most important game in the last round took place in Paderborn between third ranked Gloria Giants (8-4) and tenth ranked Webmoebel Baskets (7-6) on Saturday night. Gloria Giants were defeated by Webmoebel Baskets in a tough game on the road 63-70. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Gloria Giants. The hosts trailed by 20 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 7 points. The best player for the winners was American swingman Justin Stommes (200-88, college: E.Kentucky, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement) who scored 20 points and 7 rebounds. The other American import guard Jefferson Mason (198-88, college: Minnesota St., agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement) chipped in 11 points and 6 rebounds. Webmoebel Baskets' coach Thomas Glasauer used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American guard Aubrey Reese (183-78, college: Murray St., agency: Interperformances) produced 26 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists (was perfect 13-for-13 from the free throw line !!!) and guard Marc Liyanage (198-90, college: Delta St.) added 14 points respectively for the guests. Webmoebel Baskets moved-up to sixth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Gloria Giants at the other side keep the third position with four games lost. Webmoebel Baskets is looking forward to face league's second-placed Kirchheim Knights at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Gloria Giants will play against Science City Jena and are hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Webmoebel: J.Stommes 20+7reb, N.Freer 12+4reb+1ast, J.Mason 11+6reb+2ast, J.Diggs 9+3reb+6ast, D.Lieneke 7+3reb+1ast, M.Jost 6+4reb
Duesseldorf: A.Reese 26+6reb+8ast, M.Liyanage 14+4reb, P.Flomo 8+8reb+1ast, R.Keerles 6+4reb, M.Brauer 3, P.Friedel 3+2reb
gschID: 141462


ETB Wohnbau - Karlsruhe 93-87

The game between closely ranked teams ended with thirteenth ranked ETB Wohnbau's (5-8) home victory over 14th ranked BG Karlsruhe (3-10) 93-87 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 1 point after three quarters before their 29-22 charge, which allowed them to win the game. BG Karlsruhe was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American point guard Chris Alexander (186-83, college: Southern) who scored 29 points and 6 rebounds. Forward Kevin Wysocki (198-87) chipped in 22 points and 4 assists. Forward Rouven Roessler (200-80) produced 25 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists and American guard Martin Samarco (191-85, college: Bowling Green) added 22 points and 5 assists respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. ETB Wohnbau moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with Ehingen. Loser BG Karlsruhe keeps the fourteenth position with ten games lost. ETB Wohnbau will face higher ranked NBC (#7) in Nurnberg in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. BG Karlsruhe will play at home against Cuxhaven BasCats (#10).
Top scorers:
ETB Wohnbau: C.Alexander 29+6reb+3ast, K.Wysocki 22+1reb+4ast, M.Buljevic 13+2reb+5ast, K.Chones 12+4reb+2ast, J.Henley 7+5reb+3ast, S.Schroter 5+1reb
Karlsruhe: R.Roessler 25+6reb+5ast, M.Samarco 22+3reb+5ast, D.Jones 16+2reb+1ast, J.Howard 14+12reb+1ast, A.Rueck 6, M.Hubner 4+3reb
gschID: 141463


MBC - Braves 102-65

Leader Mitteldeutscher BC delivered the eleventh victory on Saturday night. This time they crushed 12th ranked Saar-Pfalz Braves (4-9) 102-65 in Weissenfels. The game without a history. Mitteldeutscher BC led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Mitteldeutscher BC outrebounded Saar-Pfalz Braves 34-21 including 20 on the defensive glass. They shot the lights out from three sinking 17 long-distance shots on high 58.6 percentage. Icelandic guard Hoerdur Vilhjalmsson (188-88) scored 25 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners and American forward Arizona Reid (196-86, college: High Point) chipped in 17 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. Naturalized Greek guard Kosta Karamatskos (197-86) responded with 16 points and British-Australian guard Lee Jeka (187-83, agency: Limelight Hoops) scored 12 points. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Mitteldeutscher BC (11-1) have an impressive eight-game winning streak. They maintain first position. Saar-Pfalz Braves lost fifth consecutive game. They dropped to the thirteenth place with nine games lost. Mitteldeutscher BC will meet Ehingen/Urspringschule (#12) in the next round which should be another easy win for them. Saar-Pfalz Braves will play against Leitershofen in Diedorf and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
MBC: H.Vilhjalmsson 25+1reb+1ast, D.Hargrove 18+5reb+1ast, A.Reid 17+7reb+2ast, M.Schwarz 12+1reb+2ast, P.Heyden 8+3reb, S.Wachalski 7+6reb+3ast
Braves: K.Karamatskos 16+3reb, L.Jeka 12+1reb+2ast, E.Land 10+4reb, R.McKiver 9, N.Valentic 7+4reb+1ast, M.Damjanovic 6+2reb
gschID: 141464




ProB Round 15: Leader Oettinger Rockets Gotha loses to Dragons Rhoendorf - by Eurobasket News
Very exciting round. It does not happen too often that three games need overtime in just one round. The round was rather attractive and full of interesting results. The round ended with loss of the undefeated team, favorites losing the games, games ending by tiny margin and even winless team recording their first victory.

Top ranked Oettinger Rockets Gotha (10-3) recorded its third loss at the home court on Saturday night. Hosts were defeated by fifth ranked Dragons Rhoendorf (8-4) 79-75. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Oettinger Rockets Gotha. The guests trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 28-15 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. The best player for the winners was Canadian guard Stuart Turnbull (188-84) who scored 22 points. Guard Nick Larsen (187-83) chipped in 17 points. At the other side the best for losing team was naturalized Russian forward Albert Kuppe (195-88) who recorded 31 points and 7 rebounds. Dragons Rhoendorf have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain fifth place in Group South with 8-4 record. Oettinger Rockets Gotha at the other side dropped to the second position with three games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Dragons Rhoendorf are looking forward to face higher ranked USC Leipzig (#4) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Oettinger Rockets Gotha will play against TSV Troester in Breitenguessbach and is hoping to win this game.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Hannover. First ranked Hannover Tigers faced 4th placed Hertener Loewen. Host Hannover Tigers (10-3) smashed guests from Herten (8-5) 91-67. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Hertener Loewen. It was a good game for Canadian forward Jacob Doerksen (200-87, agency: Interperformances) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 10 rebounds. Jan-Peter Prasuhn contributed with 17 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. American forward Josh Taylor (201-87, college: E.Kentucky) answered with 18 points and 7 rebounds for Hertener Loewen. Hannover Tigers maintains first place in Group North with 10-3 record. Hertener Loewen at the other side keeps the fourth position with five games lost. Hannover Tigers will play against ALBA Berlin II (#11) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Hertener Loewen will play against Herzoege Wolfenbuettel (#9) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
SSV Lok Bernau can celebrate finally their first win this season after 13 consecutive loses. The victory is especially important as they defeated much higher ranked Dorsten (8-6) 97-90 on Saturday. It was a great evening for Sebastian Trzcionka who led his team to a victory scoring 20 points and 6 assists. The best for the losing side was Nderim Pelaj with 31 points. SSV Lok Bernau maintains thirteenth place in Group North with 1-13 record. It was Dorsten's third loss in a row. Newly promoted team keeps the fifth position with six games lost. They share it with Stahnsdorf and Schwelm. SSV Lok Bernau will meet higher ranked SG Schwelmer Baskets (#6) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Dorsten will play against SC Rist Wedel and hope to secure a win.
Fourth ranked USC Leipzig blasted bottom-ranked BG Illertal/Weissenhorn (0-13) in Leipzig 100-70. BG Illertal/Weissenhorn is still unable to win any game. It was an exceptional evening for Lamar Morinia who led the winners and scored 20 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists. USC Leipzig's coach Dimitris Polychroniadis felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. USC Leipzig have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of Group South leader, which they share with 3 other teams. BG Illertal/Weissenhorn at the other side still closes the standings with 13 games lost. USC Leipzig's next round opponent will be Dragons Rhoendorf (#5) on the road. BG Illertal/Weissenhorn will play against Fraport Skyliners II (#10) in Frankfurt and hopes to get finally their first victory.
The game in Hanau supposed to be also quite interesting. Third ranked BSW Sixers (10-3) played at the court of 7th ranked Hanau (6-7). BSW Sixers smashed Hanau 89-61 on Saturday. BSW Sixers keep a position of Group South leader, which they share with 3 other teams. Hanau at the other side, also newcomer in the league, dropped to the eighth place with seven games lost. BSW Sixers will face Noerdlingen (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Hanau will play against Licher Baeren (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

Other games of round 15 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
In Group North Schwelm were defeated by SU Medien in Braunschweig 85-81. Wulfen beat Bayer Giants at home 66-64. Wolfenbuettel lost to Stahnsdorf on the opponent's court 76-90. Rist Wedel unfortunately lost to Vechta in a home game 87-89.
In Group South TSV Troester recorded a loss to Noerdlingen on the road 71-74. Langen defeated Licher Baeren on its own court 76-68. Fraport SKY II beat Giessen in Frankfurt 89-72.
The best stats of 15th round was 25 points and 10 rebounds by Demetrius Jemison of Fraport SKY II.



Group North
Hannover - Herten 91-67

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Hannover. First ranked Hannover Tigers faced 4th placed Hertener Loewen. Host Hannover Tigers (10-3) smashed guests from Herten (8-5) 91-67. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Hertener Loewen. The game was mostly controlled by Hannover Tigers. Hertener Loewen was better in fourth quarter 21-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Hertener Loewen 41-30 including 32 on the defensive glass. Hertener Loewen was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for Canadian forward Jacob Doerksen (200-87, agency: Interperformances) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 10 rebounds. Swingman Jan-Peter Prasuhn (198-82) contributed with 17 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. American forward Josh Taylor (201-87, college: E.Kentucky) answered with 18 points and 7 rebounds and guard Maik Berger (175-84) added 16 points in the effort for Hertener Loewen. Hannover Tigers maintains first place in Group North with 10-3 record. Hertener Loewen at the other side keeps the fourth position with five games lost. Hannover Tigers will play against ALBA Berlin II (#11) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Hertener Loewen will play against Herzoege Wolfenbuettel (#9) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Herten: J.Taylor 18+7reb, M.Berger 16+2reb+2ast, R.Daugherty 9+5reb, J.Hartmann 8+1reb+2ast, C.Marquardt 5, C.Hackenesch 5+7reb+1ast
Hannover: J.Doerksen 24+10reb+1ast, S.Janzen 22+2reb+1ast, J.Prasuhn 17+9reb+3ast, M.Williams 10+2reb, R.Williams 6+3reb+8ast, A.Smith 6+8reb+3ast
gschID: 143653


SU Medien - Schwelm 85-81

There was no surprise in Braunschweig where 6th ranked SG Schwelmer Baskets (8-6) were defeated by second ranked Spot Up Medien Baskets (10-4) 85-81 on Saturday. However just four-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. The hosts trailed by 3 points after three quarters before their 20-13 charge, which allowed them to win the game. The best player for the winners was guard Dennis Schroeder (186-93) who scored 25 points, 8 rebounds, 8 assists and 5 steals. Center Daniel Theis (207-92) chipped in a double-double by scoring 24 points, 12 rebounds and 4 blocks. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Jason Holmes (191-86, college: Le Moyne) who recorded 22 points and 5 rebounds and center Julius Ducker (205-84) added 9 points and 9 rebounds respectively. Four SG Schwelmer Baskets players scored in double figures. Spot Up Medien Baskets have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain second place in Group North with 10-4 record having just -1 point less than leader BSW Sixers, which they share with Vechta. Loser SG Schwelmer Baskets dropped to the fifth position with six games lost. Spot Up Medien Baskets will face RSV Eintracht (#7) in Stahnsdorf in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. SG Schwelmer Baskets will play at home against SSV Lok Bernau.
Top scorers:
Schwelm: J.Holmes 22+5reb+3ast, A.Starr 15+1reb+2ast, J.Smith 14+1ast, M.Dohmen 11+3reb+1ast, J.Ducker 9+9reb+2ast, D.Malinowski 7+5reb
SU Medien: D.Schroeder 25+8reb+8ast, D.Theis 24+12reb+2ast, F.Theis 18+8reb, H.Sant-Roos 9+2reb+4ast, L.Gertz 5+2reb+1ast, W.Buchmiller 4+1reb+1ast
gschID: 143654


Wulfen - Bayer Giants 66-64

No shocking result in a game when eighth ranked BSV Wulfen (7-7) edged at home 10th ranked Bayer Giants (5-9) 66-64 on Saturday. Bayer Giants trailed by 11 points at halftime and as many as 15 after three quarters before a 26-13 last quarter charge cut the deficit to 64-66 at the end of the game. The best player for the winners was American forward Dijon Smith (203-89, college: Ft.Hays State) who had a double-double by scoring 14 points and 13 rebounds. His fellow American import guard Steve Briggs (178-85, college: Okla.Wesleyan) chipped in 19 points. Four BSV Wulfen players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was guard Michael Kuczmann (192-93) who recorded 17 points (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) and forward Lukas Welling (199-86) added 10 points and 8 rebounds respectively. Bayer Giants' coach Achim Kuczmann rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Newly promoted BSV Wulfen maintains eighth place in Group North with 7-7 record. Loser Bayer Giants keep the tenth position with nine games lost. BSV Wulfen will face higher ranked SC Rasta Vechta (#3) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Bayer Giants: M.Kuczmann 17+2reb, L.Welling 10+8reb, M.Goddek 9+2reb+1ast, C.Robinson 8+1reb+3ast, T.Joenke 7+7reb+2ast, N.Welling 5+9reb+1ast
Wulfen: S.Briggs 19+2reb+3ast, D.Smith 14+13reb, N.Janoschek 12+7reb+1ast, R.Haenig 12+5reb+3ast, S.Hummelt 3+1reb+1ast, P.Mazur 2+3reb
gschID: 143655


Stahnsdorf - Wolfenbuettel 90-76

Rather expected game in Stahnsdorf where 9th ranked Herzoege Wolfenbuettel (6-8) was defeated by seventh ranked RSV Eintracht (8-6) 90-76 on Sunday. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 5-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 90-76. RSV Eintracht dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Herzoege Wolfenbuettel's 26. They outrebounded Herzoege Wolfenbuettel 45-15 including a 14-1 advantage in offensive rebounds. RSV Eintracht looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. The best player for the winners was guard Thomas Schoeps (188-89, college: Odessa JC) who scored 25 points. American forward Kellen Williams (194-84, college: E.Washington, agency: Dynamics Global Management) chipped in a double-double by scoring 13 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Marquis Jones (185-87, college: Rhode Island, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) who recorded 23 points and guard Dennis Nawrocki (190-92) added 16 points respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. RSV Eintracht moved-up to fifth place in Group North, which they share with Dorsten and Schwelm. Loser Herzoege Wolfenbuettel keeps the ninth position with eight games lost. RSV Eintracht will face league's second-placed Spot Up Medien Baskets in Braunschweig in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Herzoege Wolfenbuettel will play on the road against Hertener Loewen (#4).
Top scorers:
Wolfenbuettel: M.Jones 23+3ast, D.Nawrocki 16+1reb+2ast, R.Owens 11+2reb+1ast, M.Kemp 11+1reb+2ast, S.Schubert 5+6reb+1ast, H.Knopke 5+4reb+3ast
Stahnsdorf: T.Schoeps 25+4reb+3ast, K.Watson 19+9ast, K.Williams 13+14reb+4ast, Y.Evans 12+9reb+1ast, T.Lange 8+6reb+2ast, O.Mackeldanz 7+3reb+1ast
gschID: 143656


Bernau - Dorsten 97-90

SSV Lok Bernau can celebrate finally their first win this season after 13 consecutive loses. The victory is especially important as they defeated much higher ranked Dorsten (8-6) 97-90 on Saturday. SSV Lok Bernau looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. It was a great evening for forward Sebastian Trzcionka (197-79) who led his team to a victory scoring 20 points and 6 assists. American guard Jermale Jones (186-86, college: Tuskegee) helped adding 24 points. Jones is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Four SSV Lok Bernau players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was naturalized Albanian guard Nderim Pelaj (179-88) with 31 points and American guard Terry Bryant (186-85, college: SE Louisiana) scored 25 points and 4 assists. SSV Lok Bernau maintains thirteenth place in Group North with 1-13 record. It was Dorsten's third loss in a row. Newly promoted team keeps the fifth position with six games lost. They share it with Stahnsdorf and Schwelm. SSV Lok Bernau will meet higher ranked SG Schwelmer Baskets (#6) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Dorsten will play against SC Rist Wedel and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Dorsten: N.Pelaj 31+2reb+1ast, T.Bryant 25+3reb+4ast, B.Poole 16+8reb, T.Lipke 5+3ast, P.Spettmann 5+5reb+1ast, M.Schulze-Pals 4+1reb
Bernau: J.Jones 24+1reb+3ast, S.Trzcionka 20+3reb+6ast, M.Woody 17+10reb+1ast, D.Klein 10+5reb+1ast, F.Schekauski 9+4reb+4ast, M.Dathe 7+1reb+2ast
gschID: 143651


Rist Wedel - Vechta 87-89

Very predictable result when third ranked SC Rasta Vechta (10-4) edged on the road 12th ranked SC Rist Wedel (4-10) 89-87 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 15 points after three quarters before their 30-13 charge, which allowed them to win the game. The best player for the winners was American forward A.J. Rudowitz (198-88, college: Stonehill) who had a double-double by scoring 25 points and 12 rebounds. Guard Flavio Stuckemann (187-85) chipped in 14 points and 7 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was American center Anthony Pettaway (203-87, college: Defiance) who recorded 20 points and 5 rebounds and swingman Mac-Davis Duah (186-76) added 15 points and 7 assists respectively. Five SC Rasta Vechta and four SC Rist Wedel players scored in double figures. SC Rist Wedel's coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total twelve players in this game, but that didn't help. SC Rasta Vechta have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to second place in Group North, which they share with SU Medien. SC Rist Wedel lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the twelfth position with ten games lost. SC Rasta Vechta will face BSV Wulfen (#8) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. SC Rist Wedel will play against Dorsten (#5).
Top scorers:
Rist Wedel: A.Pettaway 20+5reb+2ast, A.Johnston 18+1reb+1ast, P.Huber-Saffer 17+5reb+2ast, M.Duah 15+2reb+7ast, F.Boeke 5+5reb+1ast, K.Gausa 5+1reb+9ast
Vechta: A.Rudowitz 25+12reb+1ast, D.Madrich 16+5reb, M.Boadu 16+1reb+2ast, F.Stuckemann 14+2reb+7ast, M.Reid 13+2reb+7ast, D.Krause 3
gschID: 143652


Group South
Leipzig - BG Illertal 100-70

Fourth ranked USC Leipzig blasted bottom-ranked BG Illertal/Weissenhorn (0-13) in Leipzig 100-70. BG Illertal/Weissenhorn is still unable to win any game. The game without a history. USC Leipzig 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 BG Illertal/Weissenhorn's 32. USC Leipzig players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. It was an exceptional evening for American guard Lamar Morinia (183-81, college: Montana St.-N.) who led the winners and scored 20 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists. His fellow American import forward Monyea Pratt (196-85, college: Stillman) accounted for 16 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists and 5 steals for the winning side. Five USC Leipzig players scored in double figures. USC Leipzig's coach Dimitris Polychroniadis felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Croatian center Mirko Soyer (212-78) came up with 13 points and 9 rebounds and American guard Mike Mercer (193-86, college: S.Florida) added 16 points respectively for BG Illertal/Weissenhorn in the defeat. USC Leipzig have a solid series of three victories in a row. They keep a position of Group South leader, which they share with 3 other teams. BG Illertal/Weissenhorn at the other side still closes the standings with 13 games lost. USC Leipzig's next round opponent will be Dragons Rhoendorf (#5) on the road. BG Illertal/Weissenhorn will play against Fraport Skyliners II (#10) in Frankfurt and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
BG Illertal: M.Mercer 16+4reb+1ast, M.Simic 14+2reb+2ast, M.Soyer 13+9reb, B.Butler 9+6reb+3ast, M.Heberlein 8+5reb, H.Fuller 7+4reb+3ast
Leipzig: L.Morinia 20+5reb+9ast, K.Kranz 17+5reb+1ast, M.Pratt 16+8reb+6ast, R.Frohlich 11+3reb+1ast, R.Schirmer 10+8reb, W.Simon 8+3reb+1ast
gschID: 143783


Hanau - BSW Sixers 61-89

The game in Hanau supposed to be also quite interesting. Third ranked BSW Sixers (10-3) played at the court of 7th ranked Hanau (6-7). BSW Sixers smashed Hanau 89-61 on Saturday. The game without a history. BSW Sixers led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. BSW Sixers keep a position of Group South leader, which they share with 3 other teams. Hanau at the other side, also newcomer in the league, dropped to the eighth place with seven games lost. BSW Sixers will face Noerdlingen (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Hanau will play against Licher Baeren (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 143784


Gotha - Dragons 75-79

Top ranked Oettinger Rockets Gotha (10-3) recorded its third loss at the home court on Saturday night. Hosts were defeated by fifth ranked Dragons Rhoendorf (8-4) 79-75. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Oettinger Rockets Gotha. The guests trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 28-15 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. The best player for the winners was Canadian guard Stuart Turnbull (188-84) who scored 22 points. Guard Nick Larsen (187-83) chipped in 17 points. At the other side the best for losing team was naturalized Russian forward Albert Kuppe (195-88) who recorded 31 points and 7 rebounds and American forward Torvoris Baker (203-83, college: Detroit Mercy) added 18 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists respectively. Dragons Rhoendorf have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain fifth place in Group South with 8-4 record. Oettinger Rockets Gotha at the other side dropped to the second position with three games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Dragons Rhoendorf are looking forward to face higher ranked USC Leipzig (#4) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Oettinger Rockets Gotha will play against TSV Troester in Breitenguessbach and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Gotha: A.Kuppe 31+7reb, T.Baker 18+9reb+5ast, M.Monk 11+4reb+1ast, D.Watson 6+1reb+4ast, K.Klein 4+1reb+2ast, T.Jarmusz 3+5reb+3ast
Dragons: S.Turnbull 22+4reb+2ast, N.Larsen 17+4reb, F.Koch 11+6reb+2ast, T.Kasper 9+5reb+1ast, E.Tukiss 8+1reb, E.Jones 6+4reb
gschID: 143785


Noerdlingen - TSV Troester 74-71

Not a big story in a game when 9th ranked TSV Troester (5-8) was edged on the road by fourth ranked Noerdlingen (10-3) 74-71 on Saturday. However just three-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 the initial quarter 20-14. But TSV Troester won second period 23-22. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Noerdlingen won last quarter 15-14. TSV Troester was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was forward Josef Eichler (200-87) who scored 20 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. American guard Jason Jamerson (188-86, college: Grand Valley St.) chipped in 24 points and 6 rebounds. Four Noerdlingen players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was point guard Daniel Schmidt (186-90) who recorded 16 points and American guard Dion Harris (190-85, college: Michigan) added 17 points respectively. Noerdlingen keeps a position of Group South leader, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser TSV Troester keeps the ninth place with eight games lost. Noerdlingen will face league's leader BSW Sixers in Sandersdorf in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. TSV Troester will play at home against the league's second-placed Oettinger Rockets Gotha (#2).
Top scorers:
TSV Troester: D.Harris 17+2reb, D.Schmidt 16+3reb+1ast, J.Dippold 12, T.Korndoerfer 9+8reb, S.Walde 6+1reb+1ast, J.Richter 6+10reb+1ast
Noerdlingen: J.Jamerson 24+6reb+2ast, J.Eichler 20+9reb+4ast, K.Johnson 12+6reb+2ast, F.Brutting 11+3reb+2ast, D.Rastatter 5+7reb, F.Sefranek 2+1ast
gschID: 143786


Langen - Licher Baeren 76-68

There was a small surprise when eighth ranked TV 1862 Langen (7-6) won against at home 6th ranked Licher Baeren (7-6) 76-68 on Saturday. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 19-10. But Licher Baeren won second period 21-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. TV 1862 Langen made 23-of-29 free shots (79.3 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was forward Marco Voeller (201-89) who had a double-double by scoring 21 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line). American power forward Luke Fitzgerald (202-87, college: Cumberlands, agency: Duran International) chipped in a double-double by scoring 17 points and 13 rebounds. Fitzgerald is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Four TV 1862 Langen players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was power forward Daniel Dorr (202-83) who recorded a double-double by scoring 12 points and 12 rebounds and American guard Brandon Chappell (183-83, college: Lamar) added 14 points and 4 assists respectively. TV 1862 Langen moved-up to sixth place in Group South, which they share with defeated Licher Baeren. TV 1862 Langen will face Giessen Pointers (#11) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game.
Top scorers:
Licher Baeren: B.Chappell 14+4reb+4ast, N.Pederson 13+4reb+1ast, D.Dorr 12+12reb+1ast, N.Dilukila 8+3reb, T.Bradshaw 7+8reb, V.Klassen 6
Langen: M.Voeller 21+10reb+5ast, S.Greene 18+8reb+2ast, L.Fitzgerald 17+13reb+3ast, N.Drury 10+4reb+5ast, G.Raebel 6+1reb, N.Anders 2
gschID: 143787


Giessen - Fraport SKY II 72-89

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both eleventh ranked Fraport Skyliners II and 10th ranked Giessen Pointers had identical 2-10 record. But Giessen Pointers were not able to use a home court advantage and were defeated by the opponent from Frankfurt 89-72 on Sunday night. The game without a history. Fraport Skyliners II led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 21-of-27 free shots (77.8 percent) during the game. Giessen Pointers were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American forward Demetrius Jemison (203, college: Manhattan) who had a double-double by scoring 25 points and 10 rebounds (perfect from the field making all ten shots !!!). Forward Fabian Franke (198-88) chipped in 22 points. Five Fraport Skyliners II players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Danny Sumner (201-87, college: William & Mary) who recorded 33 points (!!!) and forward Felix Rotaru (200-79) added 16 points and 5 rebounds respectively. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Fraport Skyliners II (3-10) moved-up to tenth place in Group South. Giessen Pointers lost ninth consecutive game. They dropped to the eleventh position with 11 games lost. Fraport Skyliners II will face BG Illertal/Weissenhorn (#12) on the road in the next round. Giessen Pointers will play against TV 1862 Langen.
Top scorers:
Giessen: D.Sumner 33+3reb, F.Rotaru 16+5reb, D.Stevens 8+1reb+4ast, Z.Pavlovic 7+3reb+3ast, O.Biallas 3+1reb, D.Lockhart 2+2reb+2ast
Fraport SKY II: D.Jemison 25+10reb, F.Franke 22+3reb+2ast, D.Barthel 12+6reb+4ast, L.Wright 12+2reb+2ast, F.Theilig 11+4reb+8ast, A.Klisura 3+1reb
gschID: 143788




Stats Leaders - 2.Bundesliga
Points Per Game
 Martin SAMARCO
  Karlsruhe
  (191-G-85)
  Avg: 20.8
 1. Samarco, Karlsruhe20.8 
 2. McKiver, Braves20.4 
 3. Reese, Duesseldorf19.9 
 4. Stommes, Webmoebel19.0 
 5. Roessler, Karlsruhe18.8 
 6. Alexander, ETB W.17.8 
 7. Webb, Crailsheim17.2 
 8. Reid, MBC17.1 
 9. Hassan, Leitersh.16.7 
 10. Mason, Webmoebel16.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Justin HOWARD
  Karlsruhe
  (208-C-81)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Howard, Karlsruhe10.3 
 2. Black, Jena8.5 
 3. Uskoski, Kirchheim8.4 
 4. Webb, Crailsheim8.2 
 5. Richardson, Leiter.8.0 
 6. Harris, Cuxhaven7.9 
 7. Lawson, Chemnitz7.9 
 8. Mason, Webmoebel7.1 
 9. De Michael, NBC7.0 
 10. Watts, Heidelberg6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Ahmad SMITH
  Kirchheim
  (194-G-84)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Smith, Kirchheim6.2 
 2. Johnson, Chemnitz5.6 
 3. Jeka, Braves5.3 
 4. Diggs, Webmoebel4.7 
 5. Reese, Duesseldorf4.6 
 6. Burgess, Heidelberg4.5 
 7. Chavis, NBC4.5 
 8. Rice, Cuxhaven4.4 
 9. Holcomb Faye, MBC4.3 
 10. Hill, Crailsheim4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Cedric BROOKS
  Kirchheim
  (185-G-80)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Brooks, Kirchheim2.2 
 2. Bowlin, Leitershof.1.9 
 3. Rice, Cuxhaven1.8 
 4. Johnson, Chemnitz1.7 
 5. Ishizaki, Chemnitz1.5 
 6. Matthews, Ehingen1.4 
 7. Harris, NBC1.4 
 8. Williamson, Ehingen1.4 
 9. Stommes, Webmoebel1.4 
 10. Capel, Cuxhaven1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Dmitriy CHEREMNYKH
  Braves
  (213-C-78)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Cheremnykh, Braves1.8 
 2. De Michael, NBC1.4 
 3. Zipser, Heidelberg1.3 
 4. Flomo, Duesseldorf1.1 
 5. Harris, Cuxhaven1.1 
 6. Howard, Karlsruhe0.9 
 7. Thomas, Kirchheim0.8 
 8. Oakes, MBC0.8 
 9. Schoo, Heidelberg0.8 
 10. Williamson, Ehing.0.8 


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. NY Phantoms 7-5 
 6. B.Muenchen 7-5 
 7. Bremerhaven 7-5 
 8. s.Oliver Baskets 7-5 
 9. EWE Baskets 6-5 
 10. Bayreuth 6-6 
 11. Telekom Baskets 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 


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


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


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. Ensminger, Teleko.15.9 
 7. Foster, B.Muenchen15.5 
 8. Troutman, B.Mue.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. Troutman, B.Mue.6.8 
 7. Ovcina, LTi 46ers6.8 
 8. Elliott, s.Oliv.6.5 
 9. Seward, Phoenix6.4 
 10. Watts, Ratiopharm6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Jared JORDAN
  Telekom .
  (188-PG-84)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Jordan, Telekom7.8 
 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. Crowe, Phoenix1.4 
 5. Holston, Art.Drag.1.4 
 6. Wood, ALBA1.4 
 7. Tucker, Brose B.1.3 
 8. Bernard, LTi 46ers1.3 
 9. Ibekwe, Bayreuth1.3 
 10. Jacobson, 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   


Stats Leaders - A1
Points Per Game
 Kosta CHARALAMPIDIS
  KAO.
  (189-G-76)
  Avg: 19.3
 1. Charalampidi., KAO.19.3 
 2. Christmas, AGOR18.4 
 3. Roby, Peristeri GS18.0 
 4. Tapoutos, Aris17.0 
 5. Kommatos, Marousi14.8 
 6. Baynes, Ikaros14.3 
 7. James, Aris14.0 
 8. Tsamis, Kolossos13.6 
 9. Printezis, Olympia.13.6 
 10. Gardener, Ilysiak.13.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aron BAYNES
  Ikaros
  (208-C-86)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Baynes, Ikaros8.7 
 2. Stepheson, Panio.8.5 
 3. Haritopoulos, Maro.8.3 
 4. Giddens, PAOK6.8 
 5. Flowers, KAOD6.7 
 6. Tapoutos, Aris6.7 
 7. Goree, PAOK6.6 
 8. Kommatos, Marousi6.2 
 9. Charissis, Kolossos6.1 
 10. O''Bryant, Kavala5.9 
Assists Per Game
 Vasilis XANTHOPOULOS
  Panio.
  (187-G-84)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Xanthopoulos, Pani.5.8 
 2. Spanoulis, Olympia.5.1 
 3. Diamantidis, Panat.4.9 
 4. Gagaloudis, Marousi4.7 
 5. Thompson, Ilysi.4.5 
 6. Petroulas, Periste.4.4 
 7. Charalampidi., KAO.4.4 
 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. Diamantidis, Panat.1.6 
 4. Christmas, AGOR1.6 
 5. Tsamis, Kolossos1.6 
 6. Tsaldaris, Aris1.4 
 7. James, Aris1.4 
 8. Logan, Panathin.1.4 
 9. Johnson, AGOR1.3 
 10. Calathes, Panathi.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Sam MULDROW
  Aris
  (205-F-)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Muldrow, Aris1.9 
 2. O''Bryant, Kavala1.6 
 3. Hines, Olympiakos1.5 
 4. Giddens, PAOK1.3 
 5. Flowers, KAOD1.3 
 6. Vougioukas, Panat.1.0 
 7. Johnson, Ikaros1.0 
 8. Zimic, Perister.1.0 
 9. Scott, Peristeri GS0.9 
 10. Charissis, Koloss.0.9 


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


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  HOLLAND   


Best players of Eredivisie round 14 - by Eurobasket News
Naturalized American forward Gerald Robinson (204-F-84, agency: Court Side) had an amazing evening in the last round for Zwolle and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 14.
The 27-year old forward had the game-high 31 points adding seven rebounds for Zwolle in his team's victory, helping them to outclass Rotterdam (#7, 2-11) with 46-point margin 106-60. Zwolle is placed at 5th position in American Eredivisie. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Zwolle will need more victories to improve their 7-5 record. In the team's last game Robinson had a remarkable six three-pointers out of 11 attempts. It was one of impressive evenings for him as usually he does not deliver so high stats. University of Tennessee at Martin graduate has very impressive stats this year. Robinson is in league's top in rebounds (3rd best: 8.4rpg).

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 24-year old American forward Mark Sanchez (201-F-87, agency: Court Side) of Leeuwarden. Sanchez impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 18 points and 10 rebounds. Of course Leeuwarden cruised to a 76-69 relatively comfortable win over slightly lower-ranked Nijmegen (#6, 6-5). This victory allowed Leeuwarden to move up to 4th position in the standings. His team's 7-5 record is not bad at all. Sanchez is well-known by Leeuwarden fans and he already established his position as one of team's most reliable players.

The third best performed player last round was another Zwolle's star - American Cameron Wells (185-G-88, agency: Pro One Sports). Wells showcased his all-around game by recording 14 points, eight rebounds and five assists in the last round. He was another key player of Zwolle, helping his team with a 106-60 easy win against slightly lower-ranked Rotterdam (#7, 2-11). Zwolle needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 7 victories and 5 lost games. Wells has a great season in Holland. After 10 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in assists with 3.3apg (7th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Markel Humphrey (198-F-87) of Nijmegen - 20 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Nikki Hulzebos (206-F-86) of Zwolle - 17 points and 7 rebounds
6. Seamus Boxley (201-F-82) of Leiden - 18 points and 7 rebounds
7. Kenneth van Kempen (208-C-87) of Weert - 17 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Damon Huffman (187-G-85) of Zwolle - 8 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists
9. Tyrone Sally (201-F-82) of Rotterdam - 20 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Lance Jeter (190-G) of Leeuwarden - 12 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists

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


Results Dutch Basketball League: ZZ Leiden Cruise To Victory In Weert; Landstede Basketball, Lauselac Aris Remain Hot, Landstede Basketball Blows Out Rotterdam Basketball College - by Sanders Jackson

This weekend in DBL action, the defending Dutch champion ZZ Leiden overcame a quick Stepco Weert start to eventually find its way to an impressive road victory, while Lauselac Aris continued on its ascension to the top of the DBL standings with an impressive win over Magixx Kidsright and 4th straight overall. Meanwhile Landstede Basketball bounced back from a disappointing Wednesday home performance with an easy win over Rotterdam Basketball College.

In Weert, the defending Dutch champions overcame a strong 15-4 start by Stepco Weert, but the Limburgers' lead melted away quickly like snow, as ZZ Leiden took control of the game tempo at the end of the 1st half and did not relinquish it, crusing to a 76-64 victory. ZZ forced the core players from Stepo into foul trouble, also shutting down top scorer
DeMario Anderson (193-G-85, agency: Court Side, college: Quinnipiac) (9 pts.) while also forcing the Limburgers into only 37.5% FG, while also shooting themselves 64.7% FG. ZZ ace Seamus Boxley (201-F-82, college: Portland St.) led the way with 18 pts. Kenneth van Kempen (208-C-87, agency: Court Side, college: Ohio) led Stepco with 17 pts. ZZ Leiden are now 7-4 while Stepco Weert fall to 1-10.


In Leeuwarden, the good times and growth continue for the team of head coach Erik Braal, with a 26-13 start at the end of the quarter giving Lauselac the momentum advantage it would not relinquish, en route to a 76-69 win. Magixx would eventually in the beginning of the second half bring it to within 44-43, but scores by Mark Sanchez (201-F-87, agency: Court Side, college: Boise St.) and Mark-Peter Hof (199-F-90, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement) gave Aris again a cushion. Aris managed to have an answer to every Magixx score, keeping themselves out of harm's way. Sanchez led the way for Aris with a double-double of 18 pts. and 10 rebounds. Markel Humphrey (198-F-87, college: Marshall) led all scorers with 20 pts. Lauselac Aris improves to 7-5, and Magixx Kidsright falls to 6-5.


In the Theatre van de Sport, Landstede Basketball were clicking on all cylinders, putting the disappointing Wednesday home loss to Lauselac Aris behind them, with a hot-shooting Gerald Robinson (204-F-84, agency: Court Side, college: Tenn-Martin) leading the way, helping Landstede win over Rotterdam in a 106-60 blowout. Robinson scored a season-high 31 pts., including 6 three-pointers. Landstede were never seriously challenged by the Rotterdammers, taking advantage of their size, experience and speed advantage. Landstede PG Cameron Wells (185-G-88, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Citadel) utilized his speed advantage for the good of the team, adding 14 pts. with also 7 steals and 5 assists. Nikki Hulzebos (206-F-86, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement) added also 17 pts. In total, Landstede shot 66.7% FG and held the Rotterdammers to 40% FG and had a sizable 43-27 rebounding advantage. The Rotterdammers, winners in their previous game over Stepco Weert in a last Thursday overtime thriller, were led by Tyrone Sally (201-F-82, college: W.Virginia) with 16 pts. Landstede improves to 7-5.



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


Stats Leaders - Eredivisie
Points Per Game
 Tyrone SALLY
  Rotterdam
  (201-F-82)
  Avg: 18.6
 1. Sally, Rotterdam18.6 
 2. Jeter, Leeuwarden18.2 
 3. Anderson, Weert17.9 
 4. Humphrey, Nijmegen17.1 
 5. Acker, Nijmegen15.9 
 6. Hargrove, Nijmegen15.7 
 7. Wesby, Groningen15.3 
 8. Adako, Leeuwarden14.7 
 9. Boxley, Leiden14.5 
 10. Sanchez, Leeuw.14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Yamene COLEMAN
  Weert
  (206-C-86)
  Avg: 9.5
 1. Coleman, Weert9.5 
 2. Sanchez, Leeuw.8.8 
 3. Robinson, Zwolle8.3 
 4. Bekkering, Nijme.7.4 
 5. Van Paassen, Den6.8 
 6. Humphrey, Nijmegen6.5 
 7. de Randamie, Groni.6.4 
 8. van Kempen, Weert6.3 
 9. Wyatt, Groningen6.3 
 10. Boxley, Leiden6.2 
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, Leeuwarden4.3 
 5. Acker, Nijmegen3.9 
 6. Bell, Groningen3.6 
 7. Wells, Zwolle3.5 
 8. de Randamie, Groni.3.1 
 9. Huffman, Zwolle3.1 
 10. Slagter, Leiden2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Robbie HARMAN
  Weert
  (185-G-88)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Harman, Weert2.7 
 2. Huffman, Zwolle2.5 
 3. Gonzalvez, Den B.2.4 
 4. Wells, Zwolle2.3 
 5. Wesley, Den Bosch1.9 
 6. de Jong, Leiden1.9 
 7. Turner, Den Bosch1.8 
 8. Anderson, Weert1.8 
 9. Dourisseau, Groni.1.7 
 10. Jones, Rotterdam1.7 
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. Boxley, Leiden0.9 
 6. Poels, Leeuwarden0.8 
 7. Maddox, Zwolle0.8 
 8. Zondervan, Zwolle0.7 
 9. Kennedy, Leiden0.7 
 10. Aarts, Nijmegen0.6 


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 


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A Division Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Justin INGRAM
  FS Debre.
  (185-PG-85)
  Avg: 26
 1. Ingram, FS Debre.26.0 
 2. Ivosev, Szedeak24.2 
 3. Timberlake, Falco-.23.1 
 4. Raivio, Kaposvari22.8 
 5. Ciric, PVSK P.20.5 
 6. Doyne, PVSK P.20.4 
 7. Jones, Jaszberenyi20.2 
 8. Miskovic, Marso N.19.4 
 9. Bell, Kormend18.8 
 10. Townes, Kormend18.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jonathan JONES
  Jaszberenyi
  (211-C-79)
  Avg: 12.6
 1. Jones, Jaszberenyi12.6 
 2. Miskovic, Marso N.10.5 
 3. Szabo, FS Debrecen10.1 
 4. Pantelic, Falco-Sz.9.2 
 5. Ivosev, Szedeak9.0 
 6. Townes, Kormend8.8 
 7. Raivio, Kaposvari8.7 
 8. Fey, Kaposvari8.0 
 9. Chism, Albacomp7.8 
 10. Bader, Szolnok7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Laszlo KALMAN
  Falco-Sz.
  (186-G-72)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Kalman, Falco-Sz.7.4 
 2. Wilson, Kaposvari6.2 
 3. Simon, Albacomp5.6 
 4. Fekete, Marso N.5.6 
 5. Williams, Atomeromu5.5 
 6. Ingram, FS Debre.4.9 
 7. Trotter, Szolnok4.8 
 8. Drahos, Szedeak4.7 
 9. Doyne, PVSK P.4.6 
 10. Wittmann, Kecsk.4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Stefan FEKETE
  Marso N.
  (188-G-86)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Fekete, Marso N.3.6 
 2. Drahos, Szedeak3.0 
 3. Ivosev, Szedeak2.9 
 4. Doyne, PVSK P.2.6 
 5. Raivio, Kaposvari2.5 
 6. Wilson, Kaposvari2.2 
 7. Ingram, FS Debre.2.2 
 8. Trotter, Szolnok2.2 
 9. Wittmann, Kecsk.2.2 
 10. Kelley, Kecskemeti2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Darian TOWNES
  Kormend
  (208-F/C-84)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Townes, Kormend2.3 
 2. Pantelic, Falco-Sz.2.1 
 3. Jones, Jaszberenyi1.4 
 4. Fey, Kaposvari1.2 
 5. Levy, Szedeak1.2 
 6. Ivosev, Szedeak1.1 
 7. Morgen, Atomeromu1.1 
 8. Chism, Albacomp1.1 
 9. Miskovic, Marso N.1.0 
 10. Cole, Atomeromu1.0 


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


A Division Round 10: Falco-Szova loses #1 position - by Eurobasket News
Round 10 in A Division means a new league leader. The biggest surprise took place in Kormend where host Kormend (9-1) crushed league's leader Falco-Szova (8-2) 105-86 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Falco-Szova. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The hosts trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 17-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 105-86. Kormend shot 66.1 percent from the field. They shot the lights out from three sinking 14 long-distance shots on high 73.7 percentage. 26 personal fouls committed by Falco-Szova helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American forward Rashad Bell (201-82, college: Boston U.) fired 27 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. The other American import power forward Darian Townes (208-84) chipped in 16 points and 10 rebounds. American guard Chad Timberlake (194-84, college: Fair Dickinson) produced 22 points and 5 rebounds for lost side. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Kormend have a solid four-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Albacomp. Falco-Szova at the other side dropped to the third place with two games lost. They share the position with Szolnok. They were replaced at the leadership position by Albacomp. Falco-Szova will play next round against Jaszberenyi trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Kormend will try to continue on its current victory against fifth ranked Kecskemeti on the road.
The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Albacomp as it allowed them to take a leadership position after previous leader's (Falco-Szova) loss. Albacomp smashed 8th ranked PVSK Pannon in Szekesfehervar 92-68. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of PVSK Pannon. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Wayne Chism (206-87, college: Tennessee) who helped to win the game recording 23 points and 5 rebounds. Damian Hollis contributed with 18 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Albacomp's coach Branislav Dzunic felt very confident that he used 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. American swingman Jara Doyne (193-84, college: Mississippi) replied with 20 points and 5 assists for PVSK Pannon. Albacomp (9-1) have an impressive six-game winning streak. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Kormend. PVSK Pannon at the other side keeps the eighth place with six games lost. They share the position with Soproni. PVSK Pannon will play next round against FS Debrecen trying to get back on the winning streak. Albacomp will try to continue on its current victory against fourteenth ranked ZTE KK at Zalaegerszeg.
Bottom-ranked ZTE KK (0-10) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 88-70 loss to sixth ranked Atomeromu (6-4) in Paks on Saturday evening. Gergely Koertelyesi scored 17 points and 8 rebounds (perfect from the field making all seven shots !!!) to lead the charge for the winners. Atomeromu's coach Peter Volgyi used a ten-player rotation saving starting five for next games. At the losing side Bryquis Perine responded with 13 points and 4 assists. Atomeromu moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Kecskemeti. Defending champion ZTE KK still closes the standings with ten games lost. Atomeromu will meet higher ranked Szolnok (#4) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. ZTE KK will play against the league's leader Albacomp (#1) in Szekesfehervar and hopes to get finally their first victory.
The game in Kecskemet was also worth to mention about. Fourth ranked Szolnok (8-2) played at the court of 5th ranked Kecskemeti (6-4). Szolnok managed to secure a 4-point victory 76-72. Brandon Gay notched a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds to lead the effort. Szolnok moved-up to third place, which they share with Falco-Szova. Kecskemeti at the other side keeps the fifth position with four games lost. Szolnok's next round opponent will be Atomeromu (#6) in Paks. Kecskemeti will play at home against the league's second-placed Kormend.

Rest of the games of round 10 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Szedeak was defeated by Kaposvari in a road game 87-78. FS Debrecen beat Marso NYKK at home 94-76. Soproni won against Jaszberenyi on the opponent's court 90-83.
The best stats of 10th round was 29 points, 8 assists and 4 steals by Justin Ingram of FS Debrecen.



Atomeromu - ZTE KK 88-70

Bottom-ranked ZTE KK (0-10) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 88-70 loss to sixth ranked Atomeromu (6-4) in Paks on Saturday evening. They dominated down low during the game scoring 48 of its points in the paint compared to ZTE KK's 28. They outrebounded ZTE KK 38-15 including a 29-11 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a great shooting night for Atomeromu especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 55.0 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. The former international center Gergely Koertelyesi (203-83, agency: TSS Management) scored 17 points and 8 rebounds (perfect from the field making all seven shots !!!) to lead the charge for the winners and American center Donald Cole (204-81, college: Sam Houston St., agency: Edge Sports) chipped in 21 points during the contest. Atomeromu's coach Peter Volgyi used a ten-player rotation saving starting five for next games. At the losing side American guard Bryquis Perine (190, college: Wisc.-Green Bay, agency: Court Side) responded with 13 points and 4 assists and international forward Gergely Toth (207-89, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) scored 15 points. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Atomeromu moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Kecskemeti. Defending champion ZTE KK still closes the standings with ten games lost. Atomeromu will meet higher ranked Szolnok (#4) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. ZTE KK will play against the league's leader Albacomp (#1) in Szekesfehervar and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
ZTE KK: G.Toth 15+2reb, T.Whitworth 15+1reb+1ast, B.Perine 13+2reb+4ast, G.Kinter 11+3reb+2ast, C.Hines 8+2reb+1ast, D.Gaspar 5+1reb+1ast
Atomeromu: D.Cole 21+4reb+1ast, G.Koertelyesi 17+8reb+3ast, T.Kaman 13+5reb, F.Morgen 11+5reb+1ast, D.Vojvoda 7+1reb+6ast, N.Williams 7+1reb+1ast
gschID: 146678


Kormend - Falco-Szova 105-86

Round 10 in A Division means a new league leader. The biggest surprise took place in Kormend where host Kormend (9-1) crushed league's leader Falco-Szova (8-2) 105-86 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Falco-Szova. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The hosts trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 17-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 105-86. Kormend shot 66.1 percent from the field. They shot the lights out from three sinking 14 long-distance shots on high 73.7 percentage. 26 personal fouls committed by Falco-Szova helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American forward Rashad Bell (201-82, college: Boston U.) fired 27 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. The other American import power forward Darian Townes (208-84) chipped in a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds. American guard Chad Timberlake (194-84, college: Fair Dickinson) produced 22 points and 5 rebounds and Serbian forward Djordje Pantelic (204-84) added 16 points and 10 rebounds respectively for lost side. Four Kormend and five Falco-Szova players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Kormend have a solid four-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Albacomp. Falco-Szova at the other side dropped to the third place with two games lost. They share the position with Szolnok. They were replaced at the leadership position by Albacomp. Falco-Szova will play next round against Jaszberenyi trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Kormend will try to continue on its current victory against fifth ranked Kecskemeti on the road.
Top scorers:
Falco-Szova: C.Timberlake 22+5reb+1ast, D.Pantelic 16+10reb, T.Harazin 15+2reb+1ast, L.Kalman 11+1reb+5ast, T.Will 10+3reb, L.Simon 4
Kormend: R.Bell 27+7reb+5ast, D.Mladenovic 22+2ast, K.Powell 19+2reb+1ast, D.Townes 16+10reb, I.Nemeth 9+3reb+1ast, C.Ferencz 7+1reb
gschID: 146679


Albacomp - PVSK Pannon 92-68

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Albacomp as it allowed them to take a leadership position after previous leader's (Falco-Szova) loss. Albacomp smashed 8th ranked PVSK Pannon in Szekesfehervar 92-68. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of PVSK Pannon. It looked good early as PVSK Pannon took an 1-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Albacomp had a 23-17 second period charge getting the lead and PVSK Pannon was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 68-92. Albacomp dominated on the defensive end, holding PVSK Pannon to just 6 points in third quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to PVSK Pannon's 26. They outrebounded PVSK Pannon 39-23 including a 30-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Wayne Chism (206-87, college: Tennessee) who helped to win the game recording 23 points and 5 rebounds. The other American import forward Damian Hollis (203-88, college: G.Washington) contributed with 18 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Five Albacomp players scored in double figures. Albacomp's coach Branislav Dzunic felt very confident that he used 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. American swingman Jara Doyne (193-84, college: Mississippi) replied with 20 points and 5 assists and Serbian guard Andrija Ciric (199-80, agency: BeoExcell) added 22 points in the effort for PVSK Pannon. Albacomp (9-1) have an impressive six-game winning streak. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Kormend. PVSK Pannon at the other side keeps the eighth place with six games lost. They share the position with Soproni. PVSK Pannon will play next round against FS Debrecen trying to get back on the winning streak. Albacomp will try to continue on its current victory against fourteenth ranked ZTE KK at Zalaegerszeg.
Top scorers:
PVSK Pannon: A.Ciric 22+3reb+2ast, J.Doyne 20+4reb+5ast, N.Toth 17+2reb, A.Lepsenyi 6+4reb+1ast, N.Vasojevic 3+1reb+3ast, O.Biro 0
Albacomp: W.Chism 23+5reb+2ast, D.Hollis 18+7reb+4ast, A.Keller 14+7reb+2ast, L.Juhos 13+6reb, Z.Supola 10+1reb+1ast, R.Hendlein 4+4reb+1ast
gschID: 146680


Kaposvari - Szedeak 87-78

There was no surprise when 10th ranked Szedeak (3-7) was defeated on the road by seventh ranked Kaposvari (5-5) 87-78. The hosts were already 14 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 24-19 Szedeak's run in the last quarter cut the lead to 87-78 at the end of the game. They outrebounded Szedeak 33-17 including a 28-14 advantage in defensive rebounds. American point guard Josh Wilson (188-87, college: N.Arizona, agency: Hightower Law Firm) notched 23 points and 7 assists to lead the effort and the other American import guard Nik Raivio (192-86, college: Portland, agency: Priority Sports) supported him with 20 points and 8 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Wilson is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Four Kaposvari players scored in double figures. Even 27 points and 7 rebounds by Serbian Tomislav Ivosev did not help to save the game for Szedeak. American guard Jonathan Levy (193-82, college: CS San Bernar.) added 20 points for lost side. Kaposvari maintains seventh position with 5-5 record. Newly promoted Szedeak keeps the tenth place with seven games lost. Kaposvari's next round opponent will be Soproni (#9) on the road. Szedeak will play against Marso NYKK in Nyiregyhaza and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Szedeak: T.Ivosev 27+7reb+3ast, J.Levy 20+1reb+2ast, N.Dukic 17+1reb, G.Drahos 7+3reb+5ast, M.Molnar 5+2reb, L.Csorvasi 2
Kaposvari: J.Wilson 23+2reb+7ast, N.Raivio 20+8reb+1ast, J.Lekli 16+7reb+2ast, M.Fey 15+8reb+2ast, B.Szoke 5+2reb+3ast, D.Koma 3+2reb
gschID: 146681


FS Debrecen - Marso NYKK 94-76

There was a small surprise when twelfth ranked FS Debrecen (3-7) defeated at home 10th ranked Marso NYKK (3-7) 94-76. The game without a history. FS Debrecen led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 22-of-28 charity shots (78.6 percent) during the game. FS Debrecen outrebounded Marso NYKK 33-20. American point guard Justin Ingram (185-85, college: Toledo) notched 29 points, 8 assists and 4 steals to lead the effort and the other American import forward Damian Saunders (200-88, college: Duquesne) supported him with 14 points and 11 rebounds. Even 18 points (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) by forward Mate Mohacsi (192-90) did not help to save the game for Marso NYKK. Serbian power forward Ivan Miskovic (203-84, college: Alaska-Fairb.) added 13 points and 8 rebounds for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. FS Debrecen moved-up to tenth place, which they share with Marso NYKK and Szedeak. Marso NYKK lost third consecutive game. FS Debrecen's next round opponent will be higher ranked PVSK Pannon (#8) in Pecs and it may be quite challenging game.
Top scorers:
Marso NYKK: M.Mohacsi 18+3reb, E.Sitku 16+1reb, I.Miskovic 13+8reb, S.Fekete 12+1reb+4ast, R.Laszlo 7+1reb, D.Djogo 6+3reb
FS Debrecen: J.Ingram 29+3reb+8ast, M.Szabo 20+5reb, D.Saunders 14+11reb+1ast, G.Boros 10+1reb+2ast, T.Papp 8+6reb+6ast, I.Kovacs 7+3reb
gschID: 146675


Jaszberenyi - Soproni 83-90

Rather expected game when 13th ranked Jaszberenyi (2-8) was defeated at home by eleventh ranked Soproni (4-6) 90-83. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Jaszberenyi won third quarter 20-18. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Soproni won last quarter 33-28. American guard Janou Rubin (193-82, college: UCLA) notched 21 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the effort and Nigerian center Benson Egemonye (207-83, college: Niagara) supported him with 21 points and 7 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). Four Soproni players scored in double figures. Even 32 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists by American guard Jibril Hodges (188-84, college: Long Beach St.) did not help to save the game for Jaszberenyi. Power forward Balint Horti (206-89, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) added 15 points and 8 rebounds for lost side. Jaszberenyi's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Soproni moved-up to eighth place, which they share with PVSK Pannon. Jaszberenyi lost fifth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the thirteenth position with eight games lost. Soproni's next round opponent will be higher ranked Kaposvari (#7) at home and it may be quite challenging game. Jaszberenyi will play against Falco-Szova (#3) in Szombathely.
Top scorers:
Jaszberenyi: J.Hodges 32+5reb+8ast, B.Horti 15+8reb+1ast, Z.Wehner 12+6reb+1ast, G.Fulop 7+4reb, M.Medve 6+3reb+4ast, B.Sormaz 6+1reb+1ast
Soproni: J.Rubin 21+8reb+4ast, B.Egemonye 21+7reb+1ast, Z.Vesztergom 19+2reb+1ast, A.Molnar 14+3reb+6ast, P.Lakatos 6+4reb+5ast, R.Keresztes 4+1reb
gschID: 146676


Kecskemeti - Szolnok 72-76

The game in Kecskemet was also worth to mention about. Fourth ranked Szolnok (8-2) played at the court of 5th ranked Kecskemeti (6-4). Szolnok managed to secure a 4-point victory 76-72. It looked good early as Kecskemeti took an 7-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Szolnok had a 28-17 second period charge getting the lead and Kecskemeti was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 72-76. 28 personal fouls committed by Kecskemeti helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American forward Brandon Gay (203-82, college: San Diego, agency: Edge Sports) notched a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds to lead the effort and international guard Obie Trotter (186-84, college: Alabama A&M, agency: Court Side) supported him with 15 points. Even 13 points and 7 rebounds by the former international center Zoltan Bencze (213-81, agency: FCM) did not help to save the game for Kecskemeti. The former international guard Krisztian Wittmann (185-85, agency: FCM) added 13 points and 6 assists for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Szolnok moved-up to third place, which they share with Falco-Szova. Kecskemeti at the other side keeps the fifth position with four games lost. Szolnok's next round opponent will be Atomeromu (#6) in Paks. Kecskemeti will play at home against the league's second-placed Kormend.
Top scorers:
Kecskemeti: I.Vukadinov 15+2reb+1ast, T.Kelley 14+3reb+1ast, K.Wittmann 13+1reb+6ast, Z.Bencze 13+7reb, M.Csorvasi 8+4reb, G.Radonjic 6+6reb+1ast
Szolnok: B.Gay 17+10reb+1ast, O.Trotter 15+3reb+3ast, Z.Trepak 11+3reb, J.Mills 10+9reb+1ast, P.Grebenar 8+2reb, M.Fodor 5+4reb+1ast
gschID: 146677




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  IBA   


Standings
IBA Standings
Winter League
 1. Rockford RD 8-4 
 2. Kankakee S. 7-1 
 3. Gary Splash 5-4 
 4. Battle Creek K. 3-4 
 5. Chicago R. 2-3 
 6. Lake County S. 0-9 
Spring League
 1. Holland Blast 0-0 
 2. Lansing C. 0-0 
 3. Springfield S. 0-0 


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  IRAN   


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


Pape Sow in Iran - by Mohammad Amin Maghsoodlou
Pape Sow (208-F-81, college: CS Fullerton) signed with Mahram Tehran . Senegalese big man started season in Joventut Badalona (Spain-ACB) where he averaged 2.7 ppg , 3.2 rpg in 13mins. He left the team in Nov.'11.
Pape Sow has great carear in Europe.

Pape Sow recent Awards/Achievements:
Senegalese National Team -03, 05-07, 09
NBA Atlantic Division Champion -07
African Championships -03 (Semifinals)
Senegalese League Champion -03
Senegalese Cup Winner -03
African Championships in Angola -07: 6 games: 9.5ppg, 5.2rpg, 2.0apg, 2FGP: 54.3%, FT: 59.3%
Polish Cup Winner -08
Polish League Champion -08
Polish League Regular Season Runner-Up -08
Italian SerieA Finalist -09
African Championships in Libya -09: 9 games: 6.7ppg, 6.9rpg, 1.8spg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 36.4%, FT: 63.6%
Spanish Cup (Copa del Rey) Semifinals -11


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  IRELAND   


Standings - EBS Superleague
SuperLeague Standings
North Conference
 1. DCU Saints 10-2 
 2. 11890 Killester 8-3 
 3. UCD Marian 4-7 
 4. Belfast Star 1-10 
South Conference
 1. B.Gais Neptune 6-3 
 2. UCC Demons 6-3 
 3. UL Eagles 5-6 
 4. Moycullen 3-9 


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Loto League Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Sylven LANDESBERG
  Maccab.
  (198-F/G-90)
  Avg: 23.6
 1. Landesberg, Macca.23.6 
 2. Banks, Elitzur21.1 
 3. Carter, Bnei H.20.4 
 4. Crawford, Maccab.20.1 
 5. Dunn, Bnei Hashar.20.0 
 6. Delaney, B.C. H.18.4 
 7. Duncan, Maccabi18.3 
 8. Lewis, Hapoel Holon18.1 
 9. Freeman, B.C. H.17.9 
 10. Bradley, Maccabi17.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Bryant DUNSTON
  Hapoel H.
  (202-F/C-86)
  Avg: 11.6
 1. Dunston, Hapoel H.11.6 
 2. Bowman, Maccabi8.9 
 3. Dowell, B.C. H.8.8 
 4. Duncan, Maccabi8.8 
 5. Tyus, Maccabi8.5 
 6. Randle, Hapoel J-M8.3 
 7. Kitchen, Maccabi8.0 
 8. Freeman, B.C. H.7.9 
 9. Williams, Maccabi7.9 
 10. Morgan, Ironi A.7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Moran ROTH
  Hapoel Holon
  (183-PG-82)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Roth, Hapoel Holon8.1 
 2. Tapiro, Maccabi7.6 
 3. Randle, Elitzur6.6 
 4. Carter, Bnei H.6.1 
 5. Thomas, Galil Gilb.5.8 
 6. Delaney, B.C. H.5.1 
 7. Mitchell, Ironi A.5.1 
 8. Jackson, Maccabi5.0 
 9. Ohayon, Maccabi4.9 
 10. Powell, Maccabi H.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Danilo PINNOCK
  B.C. H.
  (196-G-83)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Pinnock, B.C. H.2.8 
 2. Limonad, Ironi A.2.7 
 3. Kitchen, Maccabi2.3 
 4. Ohayon, Maccabi2.1 
 5. Skinn, Ironi Ashke.2.1 
 6. Delaney, B.C. H.2.1 
 7. Ben-Chimol, Maccab.2.1 
 8. Yavzuri, Galil Gil.1.9 
 9. Bowman, Maccabi1.9 
 10. Berkowitz, Ironi1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Sean WILLIAMS
  Maccabi .
  (208-F-86)
  Avg: 4.1
 1. Williams, Maccabi4.1 
 2. Uter, Maccabi2.3 
 3. Varnado, Hapoel J.2.3 
 4. Dunston, Hapoel H.2.1 
 5. Hendrix, Maccabi1.8 
 6. Wilkerson, Maccab.1.3 
 7. Sullivan, Hapoel H.1.1 
 8. Tyus, Maccabi1.1 
 9. Powell, Maccabi Ha.1.1 
 10. James, Maccabi T.1.0 


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


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  ITALY   


SerieA Round 10: CS Bologna loses to Angelico Biella in the game between Top 4 teams - by Eurobasket News
There was no lack of excitement in the last round games. The round ended with favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The game between Top Four teams took place in Biella. Third ranked host Angelico Biella (7-3) defeated 4th ranked CS Bologna (5-4) 83-78. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of CS Bologna. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But CS Bologna won fourth quarter 21-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Angelico Biella forced 19 CS Bologna turnovers. 28 personal fouls committed by CS Bologna helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American point guard Jacob Pullen (182-89, college: Kansas St.) scored 19 points and 7 assists to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import guard Aubrey Coleman (193-87, college: Houston) chipped in 23 points and 4 steals during the contest. At the losing side Georgian forward Viktor Sanikidze (203-86, agency: World Sport Agency) responded with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 13 rebounds. CS Bologna's coach Alessandro Finelli rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Angelico Biella have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 7-3 record behind leader Montepaschi. CS Bologna at the other side dropped to the fifth place with four games lost. They share the position with 4 other teams. Angelico Biella are looking forward to face Cimberio Varese (#9) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. CS Bologna will play against Umana Venezia (#8) and is hoping to prove to their fans that the loss was just an accident.
Bottom-ranked Vanoli-Braga managed to get a third victory, breaking the two-game losing streak. This time they won against fifth-ranked Pepsi Caserta in Cremona 77-70. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Pepsi Caserta. American swingman David Lighty (195-88, college: Ohio St.) notched 18 points and 6 rebounds to lead the effort and Marko Milic supported him with 16 points and 6 rebounds. Even 15 points and 9 rebounds by American forward Andre Smith (203-85, college: N.Dakota St.) did not help to save the game for Pepsi Caserta. Vanoli-Braga (3-7) moved-up to fifteenth place. Pepsi Caserta at the other side keeps the fifth position with four games lost. They share it with 4 other teams. Vanoli-Braga will play against higher ranked Scavolini Pesaro (#11) at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Pepsi Caserta will play against Banca Tercas (#17) in Teramo and hopes to get back on the winning track.
SerieA top team - Montepaschi Siena (8-2) added another victory to their record on Sunday. This time they beat ninth ranked Air Avellino (5-5) 83-77. Igor Rakocevic fired 26 points for the winners. Linton Johnson produced a double-double by scoring 17 points, 20 rebounds and 5 assists for lost side. Air Avellino's coach tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Montepaschi Siena have a solid four-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 8-2 record. Loser Air Avellino dropped to the tenth place with five games lost. Montepaschi Siena will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Air Avellino will play against Lottomatica Roma (#13) and hope to secure a win.
The game in Venezia was also worth to mention about. Third ranked Armani Milano (7-2) played at the court of 5th ranked Umana Venezia (5-4). Armani Milano managed to secure a 6-point victory 72-66. Worth to mention a great performance of Antonis Fotsis who helped to win the game recording 22 points and 5 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Armani Milano moved-up to second place. Umana Venezia at the other side keeps the fifth position with four games lost. Armani Milano's next round opponent will be Fabi Shoes Montegranaro (#14) at home which should be an easy win for them. Umana Venezia will play against CS Bologna (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Important game to mention about took place in Pesaro. Fourteenth ranked Fabi Shoes Montegranaro (3-6) saved a 3-point victory on the road edging 11th ranked Scavolini Pesaro (4-5) 71-68 on Sunday evening. Greg Brunner had a double-double by scoring 16 points and 15 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners. Fabi Shoes Montegranaro maintains fourteenth position with 3-6 record. Scavolini Pesaro lost third consecutive game. They keep the eleventh place with five games lost. Fabi Shoes Montegranaro will face league's second-placed Armani Milano on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.

There were no shocking results in the other games in round 10: Banca Tercas lost to Bennet Cantu on the opponent's court 76-84. Benetton TV managed to outperform Lottomatica in a home game 93-79. Cimberio VA recorded a loss to Banco di Sard. on the road 90-79.



Scavolini PS - Fabi Shoes 68-71

Important game to mention about took place in Pesaro. Fourteenth ranked Fabi Shoes Montegranaro (3-6) saved a 3-point victory on the road edging 11th ranked Scavolini Pesaro (4-5) 71-68 on Sunday evening. The guests trailed by 4 points after three quarters before their 24-17 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Fabi Shoes Montegranaro forced 20 Scavolini Pesaro turnovers and had a 19-8 advantage in offensive rebounds. Scavolini Pesaro was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. American-Swiss power forward Greg Brunner (201-83, college: Iowa) had a double-double by scoring 16 points and 15 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and American guard Jerel McNeal (191-87, college: Marquette) chipped in 18 points during the contest. At the losing side American forward Jumaine Jones (202-79, college: Georgia) responded with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists and the former international center Marco Cusin (211-85, agency: Interperformances) produced a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Fabi Shoes Montegranaro maintains fourteenth position with 3-6 record. Scavolini Pesaro lost third consecutive game. They keep the eleventh place with five games lost. Fabi Shoes Montegranaro will face league's second-placed Armani Milano on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
Top scorers:
Fabi Shoes: J.McNeal 18+4reb+1ast, G.Brunner 16+15reb, C.Karl 14+2reb+2ast, D.Ivanov 11+10reb+1ast, I.Zoroski 8+7reb+3ast, V.Mazzola 2+5reb
Scavolini PS: M.Cusin 18+10reb, J.Jones 16+12reb+4ast, J.White 16+4reb+3ast, R.Hickman 15+3reb+2ast, D.Cavaliero 3+2reb+1ast, M.Alibegovic 0
gschID: 150706


Vanoli CR - Pepsi Caserta 77-70

Bottom-ranked Vanoli-Braga managed to get a third victory, breaking the two-game losing streak. This time they won against fifth-ranked Pepsi Caserta in Cremona 77-70. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Pepsi Caserta. The hosts were ahead by 7 points but lost the second period ending it with a 4-point deficit before their 25-14 run, which allowed them to win the game. Vanoli-Braga forced 20 Pepsi Caserta turnovers. American swingman David Lighty (195-88, college: Ohio St.) notched 18 points and 6 rebounds to lead the effort and Slovenian forward Marko Milic (202-77) supported him with 16 points and 6 rebounds. Even 15 points and 9 rebounds by American forward Andre Smith (203-85, college: N.Dakota St.) did not help to save the game for Pepsi Caserta. American-FYR Macedonian center Kevin Fletcher (207-80, college: Colorado Springs, agency: Hart Sports Mngm) added 11 points and 8 rebounds for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Vanoli-Braga (3-7) moved-up to fifteenth place. Pepsi Caserta at the other side keeps the fifth position with four games lost. They share it with 4 other teams. Vanoli-Braga will play against higher ranked Scavolini Pesaro (#11) at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Pepsi Caserta will play against Banca Tercas (#17) in Teramo and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Vanoli CR: D.Lighty 18+6reb+3ast, M.Milic 16+6reb+2ast, T.Roderick 16+4reb+2ast, M.Kakiouzis 14+6reb, B.Tabu-Eboma 9+3reb+6ast, J.Perkovic 4+4reb
Pepsi Caserta: A.Smith 15+9reb, A.Collins 14+2reb+2ast, A.Righetti 11+3reb+2ast, K.Fletcher 11+8reb, A.Doornekamp 9+4reb+1ast, O.Efejuku 6+6reb+1ast
gschID: 150707


Angelico BI - CS Bologna 83-78

The game between Top Four teams took place in Biella. Third ranked host Angelico Biella (7-3) defeated 4th ranked CS Bologna (5-4) 83-78. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of CS Bologna. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But CS Bologna won fourth quarter 21-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Angelico Biella forced 19 CS Bologna turnovers. 28 personal fouls committed by CS Bologna helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American point guard Jacob Pullen (182-89, college: Kansas St.) scored 19 points and 7 assists to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import guard Aubrey Coleman (193-87, college: Houston) chipped in 23 points and 4 steals during the contest. At the losing side Georgian forward Viktor Sanikidze (203-86, agency: World Sport Agency) responded with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 13 rebounds and Finnish guard Petteri Koponen (193-88) scored 18 points. Four Angelico Biella and five CS Bologna players scored in double figures. CS Bologna's coach Alessandro Finelli rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Angelico Biella have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 7-3 record behind leader Montepaschi. CS Bologna at the other side dropped to the fifth place with four games lost. They share the position with 4 other teams. Angelico Biella are looking forward to face Cimberio Varese (#9) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. CS Bologna will play against Umana Venezia (#8) and is hoping to prove to their fans that the loss was just an accident.
Top scorers:
Angelico BI: A.Coleman 23+3reb, J.Pullen 19+3reb+7ast, A.Miralles 15+6reb+1ast, M.Soragna 10+2reb+2ast, T.Dragicevic 8+6reb, M.Chessa 5+2reb
CS Bologna: P.Koponen 18+4reb+1ast, A.Gigli 16+5reb+1ast, V.Sanikidze 15+13reb, G.Poeta 15+5reb+3ast, D.Gailius 10+3reb, L.Vitali 2+2reb+2ast
gschID: 150708


Umana Venezia - Armani MI 66-72

The game in Venezia was also worth to mention about. Third ranked Armani Milano (7-2) played at the court of 5th ranked Umana Venezia (5-4). Armani Milano managed to secure a 6-point victory 72-66. The guests were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. Worth to mention a great performance of Greek forward Antonis Fotsis (210-81) who helped to win the game recording 22 points and 5 rebounds. Greek center Ioannis Bourousis (212-83, agency: FCM) contributed with 11 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. American guard Timothy Bowers (188-82, college: Mississippi St.) replied with 18 points and 6 rebounds and the former international forward Tommaso Fantoni (203-85, agency: Players Group) added 9 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Umana Venezia. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Armani Milano moved-up to second place. Umana Venezia at the other side keeps the fifth position with four games lost. Armani Milano's next round opponent will be Fabi Shoes Montegranaro (#14) at home which should be an easy win for them. Umana Venezia will play against CS Bologna (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Armani MI: A.Fotsis 22+5reb+3ast, I.Bourousis 11+9reb, S.Mancinelli 10+1reb+1ast, M.Hairston 9+6reb+2ast, D.Nicholas 9+4reb+3ast, M.Rocca 4+2reb
Umana Venezia: T.Bowers 18+6reb+3ast, S.Szewczyk 10+4reb, T.Fantoni 9+5reb+1ast, K.Clark 8+3reb+2ast, T.Slay 8+2reb, A.Young 8+2reb+1ast
gschID: 150709


Bennet Cantu - Banca Tercas 84-76

Very expected game when 15th ranked Banca Tercas (2-8) were defeated on the road by seventh ranked Bennet Cantu (6-4) 84-76 on Sunday. Banca Tercas trailed by 13 points at halftime and as many as 16 after three quarters before a 30-22 last quarter charge cut the deficit to 76-84 at the end of the game. It was a great shooting night for Bennet Cantu especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 58.8 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. The former international center Denis Marconato (214-75) scored 16 points and 8 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and the former international guard Gianluca Basile (192-75) chipped in 11 points and 5 assists during the contest. Bennet Cantu's coach Andrea Trinchieri used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. At the losing side American point guard Dee Brown (185-84, college: Illinois) responded with 34 points (!!!) and 6 assists and Montenegrin forward Milos Borisov (201-85) scored 7 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Bennet Cantu moved-up to fourth place. Loser Banca Tercas dropped to the bottom position with eight games lost. Bennet Cantu will face Novipiu CM (#16) in Casale in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Banca Tercas will play on the road against Pepsi Caserta.
Top scorers:
Bennet Cantu: D.Marconato 16+8reb, G.Basile 11+1reb+5ast, M.Markoishvili 11+2reb+1ast, M.Leunen 9+3reb+1ast, V.Micov 9+3reb+3ast, A.Cinciarini 8+2reb+6ast
Banca Tercas: D.Brown 34+1reb+6ast, B.Brown 12+2reb+1ast, Y.Green 9+1reb, R.Fultz 8+4ast, M.Borisov 7+7reb+4ast, A.Polonara 3+3reb
gschID: 150702


Benetton TV - Lottomatica 93-79

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams when thirteenth ranked Benetton Treviso (4-5) defeated at home 12th ranked Lottomatica Roma (4-6) 93-79 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Benetton Treviso. Lottomatica Roma was better in third quarter 19-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Benetton Treviso forced 19 Lottomatica Roma turnovers. They shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 63.2 percentage. Lottomatica Roma was plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. Swingman Alessandro Gentile (197-92) scored 18 points and 5 assists to lead the charge for the winners and Romanian power forward Vlad Moldoveanu (207-88, college: American, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 20 points during the contest. Benetton Treviso's coach Alexander Djordjevic used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. At the losing side American guard Clay Tucker (195-80, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee, agency: Pro One Sports) responded with 21 points and Slovenian power forward Uros Slokar (210-83) scored 11 points and 6 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Benetton Treviso moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with Scavolini PS. Loser Lottomatica Roma dropped to the thirteenth position with six games lost. Benetton Treviso will face higher ranked Banco di Sard. (#6) in Sassari in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Lottomatica Roma will play at home against Air Avellino (#10).
Top scorers:
Benetton TV: V.Moldoveanu 20+4reb, A.Gentile 18+1reb+5ast, S.Becirovic 15+3reb+4ast, J.Thomas 11+3reb+1ast, J.Adrien 7+2reb, G.Cuccarolo 7+7reb+1ast
Lottomatica: C.Tucker 21+3reb+3ast, N.Dedovic 12+1reb, L.Datome 11+2reb, U.Slokar 11+6reb, V.Dasic 9+5reb+1ast, N.Gordic 5+3reb+3ast
gschID: 150703


Sidigas AV - Montepaschi 77-83

SerieA top team - Montepaschi Siena (8-2) added another victory to their record on Sunday. This time they beat ninth ranked Air Avellino (5-5) 83-77. Air Avellino was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Montepaschi Siena made 20-of-24 free shots (83.3 percent) during the game. They also forced 23 Air Avellino turnovers. Serbian guard Igor Rakocevic (191-78) fired 26 points for the winners. Australian center David Andersen (212-80) chipped in 13 points and 7 rebounds. Four Montepaschi Siena players scored in double figures. American forward Linton Johnson (203-80, college: Tulane, agency: Priority Sports) produced a double-double by scoring 17 points, 20 rebounds and 5 assists and Slovenian-Croatian forward Jurica Golemac (209-77, agency: Beo Basket) added 18 points and 4 steals respectively for lost side. Air Avellino's coach tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Montepaschi Siena have a solid four-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 8-2 record. Loser Air Avellino dropped to the tenth place with five games lost. Montepaschi Siena will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Air Avellino will play against Lottomatica Roma (#13) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Montepaschi: I.Rakocevic 26+4reb+3ast, D.Andersen 13+7reb+3ast, D.Moss 11+5reb+3ast, P.Aradori 11+2reb, S.Stonerook 8+6reb, N.Zisis 6+3reb+1ast
Sidigas AV: J.Golemac 18+4reb+1ast, L.Johnson 17+20reb+5ast, R.Slay 10+5reb, T.Dean 8+4reb+2ast, V.Gaddefors 8+2reb, V.Spinelli 6+2reb+4ast
gschID: 150704


Banco di Sard. - Cimberio VA 90-79

There was a minor upset in Sassari where one of their biggest challengers Cimberio Varese (5-4) was defeated by tenth ranked Banco di Sard. (5-4) 90-79 on Sunday. The game without a history. Banco di Sard. led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Banco di Sard. forced 20 Cimberio Varese turnovers. American guard Drake Diener (196-81, college: De Paul, agency: Priority Sports) scored 26 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import point guard Travis Diener (184-82, college: Marquette) chipped in 21 points and 5 assists during the contest. At the losing side Estonian forward Kristjan Kangur (202-82) responded with 19 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists and French forward Yakhouba Diawara (201-82, college: Pepperdine) scored 20 points. Four Cimberio Varese players scored in double figures. Cimberio Varese's coach let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Banco di Sard. moved-up to fifth place, which they share with 4 other teams including defeated Cimberio Varese. Banco di Sard. will face Benetton Treviso (#12) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Cimberio Varese will play against Angelico Biella (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Banco di Sard.: D.Diener 26+7reb+4ast, T.Diener 21+4reb+5ast, Q.Hosley 15+9reb+6ast, S.Hunter 8+3reb, M.Vanuzzo 8+2reb+1ast, V.Plisnic 7+2ast
Cimberio VA: Y.Diawara 20+4reb+1ast, K.Kangur 19+9reb+4ast, T.Rannikko 13+1ast, J.Hurtt 11+3reb+1ast, D.Fajardo 9+9reb+1ast, L.Garri 5+5reb+1ast
gschID: 150705




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


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.17.8 
 3. Pullen, Angelico BI17.4 
 4. Collins, Pepsi C.16.3 
 5. Coleman, Angelico.16.3 
 6. Datome, Lottomat.16.1 
 7. Diener, Banco d.16.0 
 8. Diawara, Cimberio.15.9 
 9. Diener, Banco d.15.3 
 10. Dean, Sidigas AV15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Linton JOHNSON
  Sidigas AV
  (203-F-80)
  Avg: 10.4
 1. Johnson, Sidigas10.4 
 2. Brunner, Fabi Shoes10.2 
 3. Sanikidze, CS Bo.10.2 
 4. Homan, CS Bologna10.0 
 5. Adrien, Benetton9.0 
 6. Ivanov, Fabi Shoes8.8 
 7. Smith, Pepsi C.8.2 
 8. Chiotti, Novip.7.7 
 9. Jones, Scavolini PS7.4 
 10. Amoroso, Banca T.7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Andre COLLINS
  Pepsi C.
  (183-PG-82)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Collins, Pepsi C.5.9 
 2. Green, Sidigas AV5.8 
 3. Diener, Banco d.5.4 
 4. Stipcevic, Cimberi.4.9 
 5. Cook, Armani MI4.9 
 6. Brown, Banca T.4.0 
 7. Mordente, Lottoma.4.0 
 8. McIntyre, CS Bo.3.9 
 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. Hosley, Banco d.2.9 
 3. Pullen, Angelico BI2.5 
 4. Hackett, Scavolin.2.4 
 5. Stonerook, Montep.2.4 
 6. Bowers, Umana V.2.3 
 7. Collins, Pepsi C.2.2 
 8. Jones, Scavolini PS2.2 
 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. Szewczyk, Umana V.1.2 
 3. Crosariol, Lottoma.1.2 
 4. Hunter, Banco d.1.0 
 5. Shermadini, Bennet1.0 
 6. Summers, Montepas.1.0 
 7. Adrien, Benetton0.8 
 8. Lavrinovic, Montep.0.8 
 9. Brunner, Fabi Shoes0.8 
 10. Johnson, Sidigas0.8 


Stats Leaders - Lega2
Points Per Game
 Austin FREEMAN
  MarcoPol.
  (190-G-89)
  Avg: 24
 1. Freeman, MarcoPol.24.0 
 2. Marigney, Givova S.22.4 
 3. Hardy, Giorgio21.1 
 4. Taylor, Trenkwal.18.4 
 5. Teague, S.Antimo18.3 
 6. Voskuil, Morpho B.17.9 
 7. Robinson, Trenkwal.17.8 
 8. McConnell, Fileni17.3 
 9. Rowe, Prima Veroli17.0 
 10. Anderson, Morpho17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 James THOMAS
  Givova S.
  (203-F/C-80)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Thomas, Givova S.10.7 
 2. Easley, MarcoPol.9.0 
 3. Anderson, Morpho B.8.6 
 4. Borovnjak, Enel B.8.3 
 5. Diliegro, Assi Ost.8.0 
 6. Maggioli, Fileni B.7.7 
 7. Chiacig, Trenkwald.7.1 
 8. Baldassarre, Bianc.6.9 
 9. Ghersetti, Centra.6.8 
 10. Brooks, Fileni BPA6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Roman NARDI
  MarcoPol.
  (186-G-85)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Nardi, MarcoPol.6.8 
 2. Johnson, Assi O.5.7 
 3. Porta, Tezenis4.1 
 4. Whiting, Aget Imola4.0 
 5. Green, Sigma B.3.8 
 6. Rowe, Prima Veroli3.3 
 7. Goldwire, Centra.3.3 
 8. Blizzard, Biancobl.3.2 
 9. Hoover, Fileni BPA3.0 
 10. Kelley, Biancobl.2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Nikola RADULOVIC
  Givova S.
  (207-F-73)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Radulovic, Givova3.4 
 2. West, Tezenis3.3 
 3. Rowe, Prima Veroli2.8 
 4. Marigney, Givova S.2.8 
 5. Thompson, Centra.2.6 
 6. Blizzard, Biancobl.2.6 
 7. Robinson, Trenkwal.2.4 
 8. McConnell, Fileni2.4 
 9. Taylor, Trenkwal.2.3 
 10. Boscagin, Tezeni.2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Michele MAGGIOLI
  Fileni B.
  (212-C-77)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Maggioli, Fileni B.1.6 
 2. Trapani, MarcoPol.1.4 
 3. Thomas, Givova S.1.0 
 4. Renzi, Tezenis0.9 
 5. Cervi, Trenkwalder0.8 
 6. Edwards, Tezenis0.7 
 7. Busma, Centrale.0.7 
 8. Brkic, Prima Veroli0.7 
 9. Rezzano, Centrale.0.7 
 10. West, Tezenis0.6 


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


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BJ League Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Kevin PALMER
  Fukuoka .
  (198-G/F-87)
  Avg: 23.7
 1. Palmer, Fukuoka23.7 
 2. Parker, Shimane SM23.1 
 3. Woods, Akita NH21.4 
 4. White, Oita H.20.9 
 5. Humphrey, Saitama20.7 
 6. Washington, Osaka20.5 
 7. Flowers, Saitama20.5 
 8. Hargrow, Chiba J.20.4 
 9. Fitzgerald, Sendai19.6 
 10. Roberts, Shins.19.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Chris HOLM
  Niigata Albirex
  (212-C/F-84)
  Avg: 13.8
 1. Holm, Niigata Albi.13.8 
 2. Staten, Chiba Jets11.2 
 3. Blackledge, Osaka10.9 
 4. Rickert, Kyoto H.10.5 
 5. Malloy, Iwate B.10.4 
 6. Mims, Sendai 89ers10.3 
 7. Woods, Akita NH10.3 
 8. Roberts, Shins.10.2 
 9. Ocitti, Akita NH10.2 
 10. Okosa, Okinawa GK10.1 
Assists Per Game
 Kenny SATTERFIELD
  Saitam.
  (188-PG-81)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Satterfield, Saita.7.1 
 2. Yamamoto, Shima.6.1 
 3. Gardener, Akita NH5.5 
 4. Shimura, Sendai5.2 
 5. Takushi, Oita H.4.9 
 6. Dixon, Hamamats.4.9 
 7. Shimizu, Miyazaki.4.9 
 8. Dukes, Sendai 89e.4.8 
 9. Namizato, Okina.4.4 
 10. Yamamoto, Iwate4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin PALMER
  Fukuoka .
  (198-G/F-87)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Palmer, Fukuoka3.2 
 2. Staten, Chiba Jets3.1 
 3. Parker, Shimane SM2.6 
 4. Humphrey, Saitama2.5 
 5. Arnold, Hamamats.2.2 
 6. Lyons, Miyazaki SS2.1 
 7. Hamilton, Fukuok.2.1 
 8. Satterfield, Saita.1.9 
 9. Nakanishi, Fukuok.1.9 
 10. Okosa, Okinawa GK1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Jeral DAVIS
  Shimane SM
  (216-C-84)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Davis, Shimane SM3.7 
 2. Blackledge, Osaka3.2 
 3. Singleton, Sendai2.2 
 4. Hughes, Shinshu BW1.8 
 5. Dukes, Sendai 89e.1.6 
 6. Mims, Sendai 89ers1.6 
 7. Ocitti, Akita NH1.6 
 8. Flowers, Saitama1.5 
 9. Williams, Takamats.1.5 
 10. Marshall, Osaka E.1.5 


Standings - BJ League
BJ Standings
Eastern
 1. Akita NH 11-6 
 2. Sendai 89ers 10-7 
 3. Chiba Jets 9-8 
 4. Hamamatsu P. 9-8 
 5. Niigata Albirex 8-7 
 6. Shinshu BW 8-9 
 7. Toyama Grouses 6-9 
 8. Saitama Bron. 6-9 
 9. Yokohama BC 5-9 
 10. Iwate Big Bulls 4-13 
Western
 1. Okinawa GK 13-4 
 2. Osaka Evessa 12-4 
 3. Shiga L-Stars 12-5 
 4. Kyoto Hannar. 12-5 
 5. Fukuoka Rizing 11-6 
 6. Shimane SM 9-8 
 7. Miyazaki SS 7-10 
 8. Oita H.Devils 4-12 
 9. Takamatsu FA 0-17 


Stats Leaders - JBL Superleague
Points Per Game
 Takuya KAWAMURA
  Tochigi .
  (193-G-86)
  Avg: 19.8
 1. Kawamura, Tochigi19.8 
 2. Sakuragi, Aishin SH17.5 
 3. McFarlin, Tochigi17.1 
 4. Kanamaru, Panasoni.16.5 
 5. Hale, Mitsubis.16.5 
 6. Takeuchi, Hitac.14.6 
 7. Lewis, Hokkaido L.14.6 
 8. Orimo, Hokkaido L.14.1 
 9. Ricci, Toyota Alva.13.4 
 10. Igarashi, Mitsubi.13.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 J.R. SAKURAGI
  Aishin SH
  (206-F/C-76)
  Avg: 11.8
 1. Sakuragi, Aishin SH11.8 
 2. McFarlin, Tochigi10.3 
 3. Takeuchi, Hitac.9.8 
 4. Moss, Toshiba BT8.0 
 5. Diouf, Hokkaido L.7.9 
 6. O''Bannon, Panason.7.6 
 7. Gibbs, Toyota A.7.6 
 8. Young, Aishin SH7.1 
 9. Lewis, Hokkaido L.6.8 
 10. Allen, Mitsubis.6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Ryota SAKURAI
  Hokkaido.
  (194-G-83)
  Avg: 4.4
 1. Sakurai, Hokkaido.4.4 
 2. Igarashi, Mitsubis.3.7 
 3. Kawamura, Tochigi3.6 
 4. Kashiwakura, Hitac.3.6 
 5. Kashiwagi, Aishin3.1 
 6. Watanabe, Panason.3.0 
 7. Sakuragi, Aishin SH2.9 
 8. Kinoshita, Panason.2.8 
 9. Takeuchi, Hitac.2.8 
 10. Miyanga, Toshi.2.7 
Steals Per Game
 Takuya KAWAMURA
  Tochigi .
  (193-G-86)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Kawamura, Tochigi1.9 
 2. Kashiwagi, Aishin1.8 
 3. Hirose, Panasoni.1.7 
 4. Hale, Mitsubis.1.7 
 5. Sato, Hitachi SR1.6 
 6. Gibbs, Toyota A.1.5 
 7. Sakuragi, Aishin SH1.4 
 8. Diouf, Hokkaido L.1.4 
 9. Nishimura, Hitac.1.2 
 10. Lewis, Hokkaido L.1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Anthony RICHARDSON
  Aishin S.
  (201-F-83)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Richardson, Aishin1.7 
 2. Takeuchi, Hitac.1.6 
 3. McFarlin, Tochigi1.1 
 4. Ricci, Toyota Alva.1.0 
 5. Diouf, Hokkaido L.1.0 
 6. Takeuchi, Toyota0.9 
 7. Moss, Toshiba BT0.8 
 8. Young, Aishin SH0.8 
 9. Merritt, Toshi.0.8 
 10. Hale, Mitsubis.0.8 


Standings - JBL
JBL Standings
 1. Toyota Alvark 16-4 
 2. Aishin SH 16-4 
 3. Hitachi SR 12-8 
 4. Panasonic T. 10-10 
 5. Hokkaido L. 9-11 
 6. Tochigi Brex 8-12 
 7. Mitsubishi DD 7-13 
 8. Toshiba BT 2-18 


Fukuoka Rizing brings Jermaine Dearman to their roster - by Eurobasket News
Fukuoka Rizing brings Jermaine Dearman (202-F/C-80, college: S.Illinois) to their roster. Recently the American Player was with Hacettepe University (Turkey-TB2L, starting five). In 31 games of 2009/2010 season he averaged 15.5ppg, 7.1rpg, FGP: 60.5%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 59.5%. In 2010-2011 continued with Hacettepe University (Turkey-TB2L, starting five) and after 27 games showed 16.9ppg, 8.3rpg, 1.4apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 57.1%, 3PT: 27.3%, FT: 64.2%.
In his first game he scored 17 points and grabbed 9 rebounds helping his new team beat Yokohama BC 88:66. The game was mostly controlled by Fukuoka Rizing. Yokohama BC was better in third quarter 20-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Fukuoka Rizing forced 19 Yokohama BC turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists comparing to just 11 passes made by Yokohama BC's players. It was a great evening for American power forward Gary Hamilton who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 12 points, 11 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). His fellow American import power forward Jermaine Dearman (202-80, college: S.Illinois) helped adding 17 points and 9 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field).
Dearman is a very experienced player. He played also pro basketball in China, Finland, France, Germany, Lebanon and Turkey. Dearman graduated Southern Illinois University in 2003 and actually missed last season. It will be his nineth season in pro basketball.




BJ League Round 19: Okinawa GK keeps a leadership position - by Eurobasket News
There was no lack of interesting games this round. The round ended with defeat of the leader and favorites losing the games.

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Okinawa GK as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Okinawa GK defeated much higher ranked Sendai 89ers at home 80-67. The game was mostly controlled by Okinawa GK. Sendai 89ers managed to win third quarter 17-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a great evening for American Anthony McHenry (202-83, college: Georgia Tech) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds. British power forward Dzaflo Larkai (203-81, college: Bellarmine) helped adding 13 points and 9 rebounds. At the losing side American forward Oneal Mims (208-83, college: Angelo St.) responded with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 17 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Sendai 89ers at the other side keep the second place with seven games lost. Sendai 89ers will have a break next week, which should allow them to rest in order to get back on the winning path. Okinawa GK will try to continue on its current victory against second ranked Sendai 89ers at home.
Leading Akita Happinets (11-6) recorded its sixth loss on the court of seventh ranked Miyazaki Shining Suns. Visitors were edged by Miyazaki Shining Suns 89-87. It was an exceptional evening for guard Taishiro Shimizu (183-81) who led the winners and scored 24 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. Dexter Lyons accounted for 25 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals. Miyazaki Shining Suns' coach allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. American guard Michael Gardener (182-81, college: SE Louisiana) came up with 31 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists for Akita Happinets in the defeat. Miyazaki Shining Suns maintains seventh place with 7-10 record. Akita Happinets at the other side still keep top position with six games lost. They share it with Fukuoka Rizing. Miyazaki Shining Suns will again play against league's leader Akita Happinets at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Akita Happinets will have a break next round.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Chiba Jets (9-8) against fourth ranked Kyoto Hannar. (12-5) on Saturday night. Visiting Chiba Jets were defeated by Kyoto Hannar. in Kyoto 91-78. Americans were the main players on the court. Rick Rickert fired a double-double by scoring 19 points and 14 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. Kyoto Hannar.'s coach Honoo Hamaguchi used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Jamel Staten produced a double-double by scoring 27 points, 18 rebounds and 4 assists for lost side. Kyoto Hannar. have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Shiga L-Stars. Loser Chiba Jets keep the third position with eight games lost. They share it with Shimane SM and Hamamatsu P.. Kyoto Hannar. will again meet at home Chiba Jets (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Chiba Jets will have a break next round.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Mikawa. 4th placed host Hamamatsu Phoenix (9-8) was smashed by third ranked Shiga L-Stars (12-5) 90-70. Worth to mention a great performance of Ray Nixon who helped to win the game recording 25 points and 7 rebounds. Hamamatsu Phoenix's coach rotated eleven players seeing no chance for a win. The victory was the fifth consecutive win for Shiga L-Stars. They maintain third place with 12-5 record behind leader Akita NH, which they share with Kyoto Hannar. Hamamatsu Phoenix lost their third game in a row. Defending champion dropped to the third position with eight games lost. Shiga L-Stars will have a break next round. Hamamatsu Phoenix will play again at home against Shiga L-Stars and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Bottom-ranked Takamatsu FA (0-17) is still winless. This time they lost on the road their 17th consecutive match to sixth ranked Shimane Magic (9-8) 96-62 on Saturday evening. It was a great evening for Reggie Golson who led his team to a victory scoring 20 points, 8 rebounds, 9 assists and 4 steals. Shimane Magic's coach felt very confident that he used 11 players saving starting five for next games. Shimane Magic moved-up to third place, which they share with Hamamatsu P. and Chiba Jets. Takamatsu FA lost their seventeenth game in a row. They still closes the standings with 17 games lost. Shimane Magic will face again Takamatsu FA (#9) at home in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game.

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 19: Yokohama BC was destroyed by Fukuoka Rizing on the opponent's court 88-66. Iwate Big Bulls managed to outperform Oita H.Devils in a home game 82-68. Niigata Albirex managed to beat Toyama Grouses on the road 85-76. Saitama Bron. defeated Shinshu BW on its own court 107-91.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 52 points (!!!) and 11 rebounds by John Humphrey of Saitama Bron..



Miyazaki SS - Akita NH 89-87

Leading Akita Happinets (11-6) recorded its sixth loss on the court of seventh ranked Miyazaki Shining Suns. Visitors were edged by Miyazaki Shining Suns 89-87. The hosts were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. Miyazaki Shining Suns forced 22 Akita Happinets turnovers. Strangely Akita Happinets outrebounded Miyazaki Shining Suns 45-26 including a 36-23 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was an exceptional evening for guard Taishiro Shimizu (183-81) who led the winners and scored 24 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. American swingman Dexter Lyons (198-81, college: Cent.Florida, agency: I.D.S. Law) accounted for 25 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals for the winning side. Four Miyazaki Shining Suns players scored in double figures. Miyazaki Shining Suns' coach allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. American guard Michael Gardener (182-81, college: SE Louisiana) came up with 31 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists and the former international forward Kazuhiro Shoji (191-74) added 8 points and 9 rebounds respectively for Akita Happinets in the defeat. Miyazaki Shining Suns maintains seventh place with 7-10 record. Akita Happinets at the other side still keep top position with six games lost. They share it with Fukuoka Rizing. Miyazaki Shining Suns will again play against league's leader Akita Happinets at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Akita Happinets will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Miyazaki SS: D.Lyons 25+8reb+4ast, T.Shimizu 24+6reb+7ast, T.Ito 18+2reb+3ast, D.Dora 15+5reb+1ast, O.Shinnosuke 3, Y.Tsubasa 2
Akita NH: M.Gardener 31+9reb+6ast, R.Woods 10+6reb+1ast, C.Terry 9+1reb+1ast, S.Ocitti 8+9reb, K.Shoji 8+9reb+3ast, R.Mizumachi 8+3reb+1ast
gschID: 142001


Okinawa GK - Sendai 89ers 80-67

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Okinawa GK as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Okinawa GK defeated much higher ranked Sendai 89ers at home 80-67. The game was mostly controlled by Okinawa GK. Sendai 89ers managed to win third quarter 17-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a great evening for American Anthony McHenry (202-83, college: Georgia Tech) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds. British power forward Dzaflo Larkai (203-81, college: Bellarmine) helped adding 13 points and 9 rebounds. Five Okinawa GK players scored in double figures. At the losing side American forward Oneal Mims (208-83, college: Angelo St.) responded with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 17 rebounds and the other American import forward Johnny Dukes (203-84, college: San Bernardino CC) scored 22 points and 8 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Sendai 89ers at the other side keep the second place with seven games lost. Sendai 89ers will have a break next week, which should allow them to rest in order to get back on the winning path. Okinawa GK will try to continue on its current victory against second ranked Sendai 89ers at home.
Top scorers:
Okinawa GK: A.McHenry 16+11reb, D.Larkai 13+9reb, N.Namizato 11+3reb+5ast, R.Okosa 10+5reb+2ast, D.Palmer 10+3reb, M.Yamauchi 8+2reb
Sendai 89ers: J.Dukes 22+8reb+2ast, O.Mims 17+17reb, D.Fitzgerald 8+2reb+1ast, K.Takahashi 6+4reb+1ast, T.Shimura 5+2reb+4ast, H.Kusaka 5+1reb+4ast
gschID: 142002


Hamamatsu P. - Shiga L-Stars 70-90

The game between Top Four teams took place in Mikawa. 4th placed host Hamamatsu Phoenix (9-8) was smashed by third ranked Shiga L-Stars (12-5) 90-70. The game was mostly controlled by Shiga L-Stars. Hamamatsu Phoenix was better in third quarter 27-26. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Hamamatsu Phoenix 42-28 including a 32-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Ray Nixon (203-84, college: Wisconsin) who helped to win the game recording 25 points and 7 rebounds. Panamanian forward Dionisio Gomez Camargo (203-80, college: Arkansas) contributed with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Four Shiga L-Stars players scored in double figures. American guard Jermaine Dixon (191-87, college: Pittsburgh, agency: VVG Sports) answered with 15 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals and forward Shoji Nakanishi (190-82) added 18 points in the effort for Hamamatsu Phoenix. Hamamatsu Phoenix's coach rotated eleven players seeing no chance for a win. The victory was the fifth consecutive win for Shiga L-Stars. They maintain third place with 12-5 record behind leader Akita NH, which they share with Kyoto Hannar. Hamamatsu Phoenix lost their third game in a row. Defending champion dropped to the third position with eight games lost. Shiga L-Stars will have a break next round. Hamamatsu Phoenix will play again at home against Shiga L-Stars and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Shiga L-Stars: R.Nixon 25+7reb+2ast, Y.Okada 19+2reb+5ast, J.Peppers 13+3reb+2ast, D.Gomez Camargo 13+12reb+2ast, T.Fujiwara 7+2reb+3ast, J.Ashby 5+6reb+1ast
Hamamatsu P.: S.Nakanishi 18+3reb, J.Dixon 15+6reb+5ast, J.Parmer 9+8reb+1ast, W.Arnold 9+2reb+1ast, M.Ohguchi 6, M.Lamizana 5+1reb+1ast
gschID: 141997


Kyoto Hannar. - Chiba Jets 91-78

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Chiba Jets (9-8) against fourth ranked Kyoto Hannar. (12-5) on Saturday night. Visiting Chiba Jets were defeated by Kyoto Hannar. in Kyoto 91-78. The game without a history. Kyoto Hannar. led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Americans were the main players on the court. Forward Rick Rickert (211-83, college: Minnesota, agency: SportsTalent) fired a double-double by scoring 19 points and 14 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. Guard Jermaine Boyette (188-78, college: Weber St., agency: SportsTalent) chipped in 21 points. Four Kyoto Hannar. players scored in double figures. Kyoto Hannar.'s coach Honoo Hamaguchi used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Guard Jamel Staten (198-83, college: Minnesota St.) produced a double-double by scoring 27 points, 18 rebounds and 4 assists and guard Maurice Hargrow (193-83, college: Minnesota) added 16 points and 4 assists respectively for lost side. Kyoto Hannar. have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Shiga L-Stars. Loser Chiba Jets keep the third position with eight games lost. They share it with Shimane SM and Hamamatsu P.. Kyoto Hannar. will again meet at home Chiba Jets (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Chiba Jets will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Kyoto Hannar.: J.Boyette 21+4reb+2ast, R.Rickert 19+14reb+3ast, T.Kawabe 15+1reb+4ast, L.Allred 10+9reb+4ast, L.Cummard 8+7reb+3ast, K.Setoyama 6+3reb
Chiba Jets: J.Staten 27+18reb+4ast, M.Hargrow 16+3reb+4ast, T.Kensuke 9+2reb+2ast, H.Sato 8+1reb, R.Itakura 6+1reb+1ast, J.Holden 4+6reb+1ast
gschID: 141998


Shimane SM - Takamatsu FA 96-62

Bottom-ranked Takamatsu FA (0-17) is still winless. This time they lost on the road their 17th consecutive match to sixth ranked Shimane Magic (9-8) 96-62 on Saturday evening. The game without a history. Shimane Magic led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to Takamatsu FA's 40. Shimane Magic forced 19 Takamatsu FA turnovers and outrebounded them 47-28 including a 20-8 advantage in offensive rebounds. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Shimane Magic made 9 blocks. It was a great evening for American forward Reggie Golson (201-81, college: SE Missouri St., agency: Court Side) who led his team to a victory scoring 20 points, 8 rebounds, 9 assists and 4 steals. point guard Kouki Yamabuchi (183-84) helped adding 21 points and 6 rebounds. Five Shimane Magic players scored in double figures. Shimane Magic's coach felt very confident that he used 11 players saving starting five for next games. At the losing side point guard Masaaki Suzuki (176-87) responded with 18 points and American power forward Paul Butorac (208-83, college: E.Washington) scored 11 points and 6 rebounds. Shimane Magic moved-up to third place, which they share with Hamamatsu P. and Chiba Jets. Takamatsu FA lost their seventeenth game in a row. They still closes the standings with 17 games lost. Shimane Magic will face again Takamatsu FA (#9) at home in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game.
Top scorers:
Shimane SM: K.Yamabuchi 21+6reb, R.Golson 20+8reb+9ast, M.Williams 16+3reb+1ast, T.Yokoo 14+3reb+2ast, B.Puckett 10+9reb, J.Davis 9+9reb
Takamatsu FA: M.Suzuki 18+3reb, P.Butorac 11+6reb, H.Kikuchi 10+2reb, M.Nunnally 8+5reb+1ast, K.Tsutsumi 8+2reb+1ast, N.Williams 7+6reb
gschID: 141999


Fukuoka Rizing - Yokohama BC 88-66

Rather expected game when 8th ranked Yokohama BC (5-9) was crushed on the road by fifth ranked Fukuoka Rizing (11-6) 88-66 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Fukuoka Rizing. Yokohama BC was better in third quarter 20-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Fukuoka Rizing forced 19 Yokohama BC turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists comparing to just 11 passes made by Yokohama BC's players. It was a great evening for American power forward Gary Hamilton (208-84, college: Miami, FL) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 12 points, 11 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). His fellow American import power forward Jermaine Dearman (202-80, college: S.Illinois) helped adding 17 points and 9 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). At the losing side American forward Justin Burrell (235-88, college: St.John's) responded with 18 points and 8 rebounds and swingman Masayuki Kabaya (183-82) scored 10 points. Five Fukuoka Rizing and four Yokohama BC players scored in double figures. Yokohama BC's coach Reggie Geary gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. The victory was the third consecutive win for Fukuoka Rizing. They used an opportunity after Akita NH lost their game and moved up joining them at the top position. Loser Yokohama BC dropped to the ninth place with nine games lost. Fukuoka Rizing will face again Yokohama BC (#9) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game.
Top scorers:
Fukuoka Rizing: C.Dixon 18+2reb+4ast, J.Dearman 17+9reb+1ast, K.Palmer 13+9reb+3ast, A.Takeno 13+1reb+7ast, G.Hamilton 12+11reb+6ast, S.Ishitani 5+1ast
Yokohama BC: J.Burrell 18+8reb+1ast, O.Kimura 10+2reb+1ast, M.Kabaya 10+2reb+3ast, G.Shey 10+2reb+2ast, T.Aoki 7, M.Simmons 5+9reb+1ast
gschID: 142000


Iwate Big Bulls - Oita H.Devils 82-68

There was a small surprise when tenth ranked Iwate Big Bulls (4-13) defeated at home 8th ranked Oita Heat Devils (4-12) 82-68 on Saturday. The game without a history. Iwate Big Bulls led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. It was a great shooting night for Iwate Big Bulls especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 57.9 percentage. Americans were the main players on the court also this time. It was a great evening for forward Thomas Kennedy (201-87, college: Detroit Mercy, agency: Global Sports Plaza) who led his team to a victory scoring 25 points and 5 rebounds. Power forward LaShawn Malloy (209-84, college: New Orleans) helped adding 12 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists. Iwate Big Bulls' coach Vlasios Vlaikidis used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to get some rest. At the losing side center Zack Atkinson (206-86, college: Cal-Irvine) responded with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds and forward T.J. Cummings (205-81, college: UCLA) produced a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 rebounds. Four Oita Heat Devils players scored in double figures. The victory was the third consecutive win for Iwate Big Bulls. They maintain tenth place with 4-13 record. Loser Oita Heat Devils keep the eighth position with 12 games lost. Iwate Big Bulls will face again higher ranked Oita Heat Devils (#8) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Iwate Big Bulls: T.Kennedy 25+5reb+1ast, M.Sawaguchi 19+3reb+1ast, L.Malloy 12+13reb+4ast, H.Kantake 9+2reb+1ast, S.Coleman 8+8reb+1ast, N.Tasuku 4+2reb+4ast
Oita H.Devils: T.Cummings 19+10reb, Z.Atkinson 16+11reb+2ast, M.Lottich 14+5reb+1ast, N.Takushi 11+3reb+3ast, K.Mitomo 8+2ast, D.Hayakawa 0
gschID: 141994


Toyama Grouses - Niigata Albirex 76-85

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 7th ranked Toyama Grouses' (6-9) home loss to sixth ranked Niigata Albirex (8-7) 76-85 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 5-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 85-76. It was a great evening for American guard Nile Murry (193-83, college: TCU) who led his team to a victory scoring 18 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists. His fellow American import forward Erron Maxey (198-78, college: Providence) helped adding 22 points and 10 rebounds. At the losing side American-Dominican power forward Larry Turner (210-82, college: Tennessee St., agency: Strategic Sports) responded with 14 points and 8 rebounds and American swingman Brian Harper (206-85, college: Paine, agency: Pro One Sports) scored 15 points and 6 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Niigata Albirex moved-up to fifth place. Loser Toyama Grouses keep the seventh position with nine games lost. Niigata Albirex will have a break next round. Toyama Grouses will play again at home against Niigata Albirex (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Niigata Albirex: E.Maxey 22+10reb, N.Murry 18+9reb+6ast, S.Komatsu 17+3reb+1ast, K.Sato 12+2reb, D.Gordon 6+3reb, C.Holm 4+12reb+1ast
Toyama Grouses: B.Harper 15+6reb+1ast, L.Turner 14+8reb, H.Johnson 11+6reb+1ast, D.Searcy 10+9reb, I.Brown 6+1reb+1ast, T.Mito 6+2reb+3ast
gschID: 141995


Saitama Bron. - Shinshu BW 107-91

There was a surprise result when ninth ranked Saitama Broncos (6-9) beat at home higher ranked Shinshu BW (8-9) 107-91 on Saturday. Shinshu BW was trailing by 4 points at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 36-19 charge of Saitama Broncos, which allowed them to win the game. They made 41-of-42 free shots (97.6 percent) during the game, while Shinshu BW only scored nine points from the stripe. Saitama Broncos forced 19 Shinshu BW turnovers. Shinshu BW was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. Americans were the main players on the court also this time. It was a great evening for swingman John Humphrey (188-80, college: Middle Tenn.St., agency: Court Side) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 52 points (!!!) and 11 rebounds (made all of his twenty four free throws !!!). point guard Kenny Satterfield (188-81, college: Cincinnati) helped adding 25 points and 8 assists. At the losing side power forward Lee Roberts (201-87, college: Findlay, OH) responded with a double-double by scoring 40 points (!!!) and 18 rebounds and power forward Edward Morris (205-84, college: Pittsburg St.) scored 19 points and 7 rebounds (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field). Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Saitama Broncos moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Toyama Grouses. Loser Shinshu BW dropped to the sixth position with nine games lost. Saitama Broncos will face again higher ranked Shinshu BW (#6) in Nagano in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Saitama Bron.: J.Humphrey 52+11reb, K.Satterfield 25+3reb+8ast, D.Terashita 12+8reb+2ast, Y.Arai 11+5reb+1ast, M.Haraguchi 4+5reb, Y.Kitamuki 3+2reb
Shinshu BW: L.Roberts 40+18reb+1ast, E.Morris 19+7reb, D.Raivio 16+5reb+3ast, T.Goya 10+1reb+6ast, S.Yosuke 3+1reb+3ast, T.Saito 3+2reb+7ast
gschID: 141996




UBA Round 10: Hitachi Sunrockers are defeated by Panasonic Trians in a derby game - by Eurobasket News
The most interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Osaka: Panasonic Trians (#4) and Hitachi Sunrockers (#3). Hitachi Sunrockers were defeated at home 65-69 and even the fact of playing on their own court did not help. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Hitachi Sunrockers. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Hitachi Sunrockers won third quarter 13-12. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American forward Charles O'Bannon (198-75, college: UCLA) scored 21 points and 8 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws) to lead the charge for the winners and the former international center Fumihiko Aono (210-78) chipped in 9 points and 9 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side international power forward Joji Takeuchi (206-85, agency: N.E.T.) responded with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 12 rebounds. Hitachi Sunrockers' coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total twelve players in this game, but that didn't help. Panasonic Trians have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 10-10 record. Hitachi Sunrockers at the other side keep the third place with eight games lost. Panasonic Trians are looking forward to face league's second-placed Aishin Sea Horses in Kariya in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Hitachi Sunrockers will play on the road against Tochigi Brex and are hoping to win this game.
Another interesting game was again a derby between two teams from Osaka: Panasonic Trians (#4) and Hitachi Sunrockers (#3). Hitachi Sunrockers were defeated at home 64-68 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Hitachi Sunrockers. American forward Charles O'Bannon (198-75, college: UCLA) notched a double-double by scoring 14 points and 11 rebounds to lead the effort and Kenta Hirose supported him with 12 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Even a double-double of 20 points and 12 rebounds by international power forward Joji Takeuchi (206-85, agency: N.E.T.) did not help to save the game for Hitachi Sunrockers. Hitachi Sunrockers' coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Panasonic Trians have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 10-10 record. Hitachi Sunrockers at the other side keep the third place with eight games lost. Panasonic Trians will play against league's second-placed Aishin Sea Horses in Kariya in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Hitachi Sunrockers will play on the road against Tochigi Brex and hope to get back on the winning track.
JBL top team - Toyota Alvark (16-4) added another victory to their record on Saturday. This time they beat eighth ranked Toshiba Thunders (2-18) in Kanagawa 75-71. Philip Ricci fired 19 points and 7 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. Shohei Kikuchi produced 17 points (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) for lost side. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Toyota Alvark have an impressive 14-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 16-4 record, which they share with Aishin SH. Toshiba Thunders lost fourth consecutive game. They stay dead last with 18 lost games. Toyota Alvark will meet at home Hokkaido L. (#5) in the next round. Toshiba Thunders will play against Mitsubishi Dolphins in Nagoya and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
JBL top team - Toyota Alvark (16-4) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed eighth ranked Toshiba Thunders (2-18) in Kanagawa 85-65. Worth to mention a great performance of Kosuke Takeuchi who helped to win the game recording 13 points and 9 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Toyota Alvark have an impressive 14-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 16-4 record, which they share with Aishin SH. Toshiba Thunders lost fourth consecutive game. They stay dead last with 18 lost games. Toyota Alvark's next round opponent will be Hokkaido L. (#5) in Saporro. Toshiba Thunders will play on the road against Mitsubishi Dolphins in Nagoya and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

There were no shocking results in the other games in round 10: Tochigi Brex lost to Aishin SH on the opponent's court 68-78. Aishin SH outscored Tochigi Brex in a home game 84-64. Mitsubishi DD recorded a loss to Hokkaido L. on the road 82-77. Hokkaido L. was defeated by Mitsubishi DD on its own court 63-80.



Hitachi SR - Panasonic T. 65-69

The most interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Osaka: Panasonic Trians (#4) and Hitachi Sunrockers (#3). Hitachi Sunrockers were defeated at home 65-69 and even the fact of playing on their own court did not help. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Hitachi Sunrockers. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Hitachi Sunrockers won third quarter 13-12. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American forward Charles O'Bannon (198-75, college: UCLA) scored 21 points and 8 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws) to lead the charge for the winners and the former international center Fumihiko Aono (210-78) chipped in 9 points and 9 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side international power forward Joji Takeuchi (206-85, agency: N.E.T.) responded with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 12 rebounds and American power forward Jamar Smith (206-80, college: Maryland) scored 16 points and 8 rebounds. Hitachi Sunrockers' coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total twelve players in this game, but that didn't help. Panasonic Trians have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 10-10 record. Hitachi Sunrockers at the other side keep the third place with eight games lost. Panasonic Trians are looking forward to face league's second-placed Aishin Sea Horses in Kariya in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Hitachi Sunrockers will play on the road against Tochigi Brex and are hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Hitachi SR: J.Smith 16+8reb+1ast, J.Takeuchi 13+12reb+3ast, C.Maraker 10+7reb, J.Kano 9+5reb, T.Sato 5+2reb+1ast, D.Kobayashi 5+3reb+1ast
Panasonic T.: C.O'Bannon 21+8reb+1ast, K.Kanamaru 15+1reb, F.Aono 9+9reb+1ast, A.Custis 7+5reb, S.Kobayashi 5+2ast, H.Watanabe 4+6reb+4ast
gschID: 137463


Toshiba BT - Toyota Alvark 71-75

JBL top team - Toyota Alvark (16-4) added another victory to their record on Saturday. This time they beat eighth ranked Toshiba Thunders (2-18) in Kanagawa 75-71. The guests trailed by 16 points after three quarters before their 29-9 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Toyota Alvark outrebounded Toshiba Thunders 33-21 including 21 on the defensive glass. American forward Philip Ricci (202-80, college: Oregon St.) fired 19 points and 7 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. The other American import forward Jeff Gibbs (188-80, college: Otterbein) chipped in 11 points. The former international swingman Shohei Kikuchi (190-85) produced 17 points (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) and American forward Chris Moss (204-80, college: W.Virginia) added 8 points and 8 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Toyota Alvark have an impressive 14-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 16-4 record, which they share with Aishin SH. Toshiba Thunders lost fourth consecutive game. They stay dead last with 18 lost games. Toyota Alvark will meet at home Hokkaido L. (#5) in the next round. Toshiba Thunders will play against Mitsubishi Dolphins in Nagoya and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Toshiba BT: S.Kikuchi 17+1reb+2ast, Y.Kuwahara 12+1reb+1ast, S.Merritt 9+4reb+2ast, T.Kurihara 8+2reb+1ast, C.Moss 8+8reb+2ast, Y.Kagami 6+4ast
Toyota Alvark: P.Ricci 19+7reb+2ast, K.Tanaka 13+3reb, J.Gibbs 11+4reb+1ast, M.Takahashi 8+5reb+3ast, T.Shonaka 6+3reb+1ast, T.Kumagai 6+2reb
gschID: 137464


Toshiba BT - Toyota Alvark 65-85

JBL top team - Toyota Alvark (16-4) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed eighth ranked Toshiba Thunders (2-18) in Kanagawa 85-65. The game was mostly controlled by Toyota Alvark. Toshiba Thunders was better in second period 21-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Worth to mention a great performance of international power forward Kosuke Takeuchi (206-85) who helped to win the game recording 13 points and 9 rebounds. American forward Jeff Gibbs (188-80, college: Otterbein) contributed with 13 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Four Toyota Alvark players scored in double figures. American center Scott Merritt (208-82, college: Marquette) replied with 15 points and 9 rebounds and swingman Hajime Ono (190-79) added 19 points in the effort for Toshiba Thunders. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Toyota Alvark have an impressive 14-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 16-4 record, which they share with Aishin SH. Toshiba Thunders lost fourth consecutive game. They stay dead last with 18 lost games. Toyota Alvark's next round opponent will be Hokkaido L. (#5) in Saporro. Toshiba Thunders will play on the road against Mitsubishi Dolphins in Nagoya and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Toshiba BT: H.Ono 19+1ast, S.Merritt 15+9reb, C.Moss 11+9reb, Y.Kagami 9+1reb, E.Sou 4, Y.Kuwahara 3+3reb+1ast
Toyota Alvark: K.Takeuchi 13+9reb+2ast, J.Gibbs 13+7reb+2ast, Y.Okada 12+3reb+2ast, P.Ricci 11+4reb+2ast, K.Matsui 8+1reb, M.Takahashi 6+4reb+1ast
gschID: 137465


Aishin SH - Tochigi Brex 78-68

Very expected game in Kariya where 6th ranked Tochigi Brex (8-12) was defeated by second ranked Aishin Sea Horses (16-4) 78-68. Tochigi Brex was ahead by 3 points at the halftime before a 39-26 second half run of Aishin Sea Horses. It was a very good performance for the former international power forward J.R. Sakuragi (206-76, college: UCLA) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 24 points and 15 rebounds. The former international forward Shogo Asayama (192-81) contributed with 14 points for the winners. American forward Ivan McFarlin (203-82, college: Oklahoma St.) replied with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 14 rebounds and international guard Takuya Kawamura (193-86) added 12 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists in the effort for Tochigi Brex. Tochigi Brex's coach let to play twelve players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Aishin Sea Horses have a solid four-game winning streak. Defending champion keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Toyota Alvark. Tochigi Brex lost third consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with 12 games lost. Aishin Sea Horses' next round opponent will be Panasonic Trians (#4) in Osaka. Tochigi Brex will play at home against Hitachi Sunrockers in Osaka.
Top scorers:
Tochigi Brex: I.McFarlin 24+14reb+1ast, T.Kawamura 12+5reb+7ast, Y.Tabuse 8+3ast, D.Yamada 5+4reb+2ast, M.Kataoka 5+1reb+1ast, S.Hinkley 4
Aishin SH: J.Sakuragi 24+15reb+3ast, S.Asayama 14+1reb+3ast, S.Kashiwagi 9+4ast, A.Richardson 8+5reb+2ast, T.Furukawa 8+5reb+2ast, K.Young 7+10reb+1ast
gschID: 137466


Aishin SH - Tochigi Brex 84-64

Rather predictable result in Kariya where second ranked Aishin Sea Horses (16-4) smashed 6th ranked Tochigi Brex (8-12) 84-64. The game without a history. Aishin Sea Horses led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. It was a very good performance for the former international power forward J.R. Sakuragi (206-76, college: UCLA) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 15 points, 16 rebounds and 4 assists. The former international point guard Shinsuke Kashiwagi (183-81) contributed with 19 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Four Aishin Sea Horses players scored in double figures. American forward Ivan McFarlin (203-82, college: Oklahoma St.) replied with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 14 rebounds and international guard Takuya Kawamura (193-86) added 16 points in the effort for Tochigi Brex. Tochigi Brex's coach let to play twelve players seeing no chance for a win. Aishin Sea Horses have a solid four-game winning streak. Defending champion keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Toyota Alvark. Tochigi Brex lost third consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with 12 games lost. Aishin Sea Horses' next round opponent will be Panasonic Trians (#4) in Osaka. Tochigi Brex will play at home against Hitachi Sunrockers in Osaka.
Top scorers:
Tochigi Brex: I.McFarlin 23+14reb+2ast, T.Kawamura 16+4reb+1ast, Y.Tabuse 7+3reb+1ast, K.Takeda 7+1reb, D.Yamada 5+4reb+1ast, R.Anzai 4
Aishin SH: A.Richardson 20+8reb+2ast, S.Kashiwagi 19+6reb+5ast, T.Furukawa 16+1reb+2ast, J.Sakuragi 15+16reb+4ast, K.Young 6+3reb+1ast, S.Asayama 5+2reb+2ast
gschID: 137467


Hokkaido L. - Mitsubishi DD 82-77

Not a big story in a game in Saporro where 7th ranked Mitsubishi Dolphins (7-13) were defeated by fifth ranked Hokkaido L. (9-11) 82-77. It looked good early as Mitsubishi Dolphins took an 1-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Hokkaido L. had a 17-15 second period charge getting the lead and Mitsubishi Dolphins were not able to take back game control losing it eventually 77-82. They outrebounded Mitsubishi Dolphins 39-24 including 26 on the defensive glass. It was a very good performance for American forward Jai Lewis (201-83, college: George Mason, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement) who helped to win the game recording 25 points and 7 rebounds. International guard Ryota Sakurai (194-83) contributed with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Four Hokkaido L. players scored in double figures. American forward Ron Hale (203-77, college: Florida St.) replied with 25 points and 9 rebounds and the former international forward Walter Brown-Matsushima (200-75, college: Boston U.) added 12 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Mitsubishi Dolphins. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. Hokkaido L. maintains fifth position with 9-11 record. Mitsubishi Dolphins at the other side keep the seventh place with 13 games lost. Hokkaido L.'s next round opponent will be league's leader Toyota Alvark in Fuchu and it may be quite challenging game. Mitsubishi Dolphins will play at home against Toshiba Thunders (#8) in Kanagawa and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Mitsubishi DD: R.Hale 25+9reb+1ast, W.Brown-Matsushima 12+5reb+2ast, B.Allen 11+5reb+1ast, Y.Ueta 8, K.Igarashi 6+1reb+4ast, J.Uzawa 6+2reb+2ast
Hokkaido L.: J.Lewis 25+7reb, T.Orimo 20+1reb+2ast, R.Sakurai 14+11reb+3ast, T.Klette 12+6reb, M.Diouf 9+4reb+3ast, D.Noguchi 2+5reb+2ast
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Hokkaido L. - Mitsubishi DD 63-80

There was a small surprise in Saporro where seventh ranked Mitsubishi Dolphins (7-13) beat 5th ranked Hokkaido L. (9-11) 80-63. The game was mostly controlled by Mitsubishi Dolphins. Hokkaido L. was better in fourth quarter 21-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Mitsubishi Dolphins forced 19 Hokkaido L. turnovers. 24 personal fouls committed by Hokkaido L. helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a very good performance for the former international guard Kei Igarashi (180-80) who helped to win the game recording 24 points and 5 rebounds. American forward Ron Hale (203-77, college: Florida St.) contributed with 16 points, 6 assists and 4 steals for the winners. American forward Jai Lewis (201-83, college: George Mason, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement) replied with 25 points and 8 rebounds and Senegalese swingman Mamadou Diouf (197-77, college: Delaware) added 12 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Hokkaido L.Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Mitsubishi Dolphins maintains seventh position with 7-13 record. Hokkaido L. at the other side keeps the fifth place with 11 games lost. Mitsubishi Dolphins' next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Toshiba Thunders (#8) in Kanagawa. Hokkaido L. will play on the road against the league's leader Toyota Alvark having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Hokkaido L.: J.Lewis 25+8reb+3ast, M.Diouf 12+8reb+3ast, T.Klette 9+7reb, T.Orimo 8+2reb+2ast, R.Sakurai 3+6reb+2ast, M.Ito 3
Mitsubishi DD: K.Igarashi 24+5reb+1ast, R.Hale 16+3reb+6ast, B.Allen 11+6reb, Y.Ueta 7+2reb+1ast, J.Uzawa 5+2reb, S.Utsumi 4
gschID: 137461


Hitachi SR - Panasonic T. 64-68

Another interesting game was again a derby between two teams from Osaka: Panasonic Trians (#4) and Hitachi Sunrockers (#3). Hitachi Sunrockers were defeated at home 64-68 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Hitachi Sunrockers. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Hitachi Sunrockers won fourth quarter 25-20. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American forward Charles O'Bannon (198-75, college: UCLA) notched a double-double by scoring 14 points and 11 rebounds to lead the effort and international guard Kenta Hirose (193-85) supported him with 12 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Four Panasonic Trians players scored in double figures. Even a double-double of 20 points and 12 rebounds by international power forward Joji Takeuchi (206-85, agency: N.E.T.) did not help to save the game for Hitachi Sunrockers. Guard Toshihiro Sato (176-80) added 11 points for lost side. Hitachi Sunrockers' coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Panasonic Trians have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 10-10 record. Hitachi Sunrockers at the other side keep the third place with eight games lost. Panasonic Trians will play against league's second-placed Aishin Sea Horses in Kariya in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Hitachi Sunrockers will play on the road against Tochigi Brex and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Hitachi SR: J.Takeuchi 20+12reb+2ast, T.Sato 11+3reb+1ast, C.Maraker 8+3reb+1ast, J.Smith 7+5reb, F.Nishimura 6+1reb+2ast, H.Kashiwakura 5+3reb+2ast
Panasonic T.: K.Kanamaru 15+4reb+1ast, C.O'Bannon 14+11reb, F.Aono 12+8reb+1ast, K.Hirose 12+8reb+4ast, H.Kinoshita 5+2reb+1ast, H.Watanabe 4+5reb+3ast
gschID: 137462




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Venezuela, Turkey to host 2012 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments - by Omar Shafaamri
Venezuela and Turkey will host the 2012 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournaments (OQTs) for Men and Women respectively. The decision was made by FIBAs Central Board at its meeting in the Spanish capital on Saturday.

Venezuela will welcome the 12 National mens teams vying for the last three Olympic berths on offer at the OQT, which will take place in the country's capital and largest city of Caracas from 2-8 July 2012.

The previous week (25 June-1 July 2012), in its capital of Ankara, Turkey will host the 12 National womens teams battling for the five remaining places to compete in the Womens Olympic Basketball Tournament.

For Venezuela, this is the first time hosting a major international basketball tournament.

The countrys mens national team booked its place in the OQT by virtue of coming in fifth at this past summers FIBA Americas Championship in Mar del Plata, Argentina.

The Venezuelans are looking to return to the Olympics for the first time since 1992.

Joining them in the OQT are Angola, Dominican Republic, F.Y.R. of Macedonia, Greece, Jordan National Team, Korea, Lithuania, New Zealand, Nigeria, Puerto Rico and Russia.

Meanwhile, Turkey is to host its first major womens international basketball tournament since EuroBasket Women 2005.

The Turks organized the 2010 edition of the FIBA World Championship and were awarded the 2014 FIBA World Championship for Women.

The countrys national womens team had a memorable run at EuroBasket Women 2011 in Poland, ending reigning champions France's title defense to reach the Gold Medal game.

While they lost to Russia in the Final, the Turkish women did enough to reach the OQT for Women for the first time ever and will look to go a step further by making their maiden trip to the Olympics.

They will be joined in the OQT for Women by Argentina, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Japan, Korea, Mali, Mozambique, New Zealand and Puerto Rico.

Puerto Rico and Mozambique are taking the places of Cuba and Senegal respectively after these teams withdrew.

FIBA and the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments

The Olympic Qualifying Tournament (OQT) was first introduced in 1960. It was played according to a variety of formats until it was discontinued in 1992. It was reintroduced in 2008, and took place in Athens, Greece. Croatia, Germany and Greece booked the final three places on offer for the Beijing Olympics.

The 2012 edition will take place 2-8 July. The 12 teams will be divided into four groups of three teams. The top two teams from each group will progress to the Quarter-Finals. The two winning Semi-Finalists will qualify for London alongside the winner of the third-place playoff.

The 2012 OQT for Women will be played 25 June-1 July. The 12 teams will be divided into four groups of three teams. The top two teams from each group will progress to the Quarter-Finals. The four Semi-Finalists and winner of the fifth-place playoff will qualify for London.

In 2008, Belarus, Brazil, the Czech Republic, Spain and Latvia took the five spots on offer.

FIBA Asia


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Trepca wants a win against Peja tonight - by Dren Shporta
Green boys from Mitrovica are looking to register their eleventh win of the season after lost they suffered against champions Sigal Prishtina last weekend. Ilir Selmanis boys are ready for the incoming game tonight against their great rivals Peja.

With in-form Drilon Hajrizi (208-C) and great Jaleel Nelson, Trepca should make problems to yellows from Peja. Pejans desperately want a victory against actually top team in the league, to show that they have quality for the championship race. Eric Salley, Rron Grapci and co will do everything to register their much wanted victory.

In other hand Trepca is strengthened with croatian center Denis Vrsaljko, which promises a great fight in the box with Pejas Blerim Mazreku. The match will start tonight at 18:00 hrs at Trepcas Minatori court, where their tifosery Torcida will croud all the place with more than 2000 spectators.



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