EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 12/4/2011

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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   


Woodside leaves Olimpija due to unpaid wages - by Zeljko Zule
American Ben Woodside (180-PG-85, agency: Priority Sports, college: N.Dakota St.) has decided to leave Union Olimpija because he said the Slovenian club has not paid his salary for the past few months. He was signed by Union Olimpija this summer to a one-year contract. Woodside averaged 6.0 points (2P 36%, 3P 31%, FT 89%), 2.1 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.1 steals in 7 Euroleague games and 8.6 points (2P 41%, 3P 31%, FT 81%), 3-7 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 0.5 steals in 10 Adriatic League games this season. Woodside previously played for Gravellines in French including when it won National Cup.
Union Olimpija has been struggling financially in recent years and several times was forced to delay payment to players.



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


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 David SIMON
  Radnicki K.
  (207-C-82)
  Avg: 19.7
 1. Simon, Radnicki K.19.7 
 2. Vucevic, Buducnost17.6 
 3. Panic, Zlatorog17.5 
 4. Pilepic, Siroki W.17.1 
 5. Scott, Radnicki K.17.0 
 6. Kasun, KK.15.7 
 7. Pavkovic, Radnicki15.5 
 8. Morrison, Crvena Z.15.5 
 9. Simon, KK.14.9 
 10. Pasalic, Helios14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Boris SAVOVIC
  Hemofarm
  (206-F-87)
  Avg: 12.6
 1. Savovic, Hemofarm12.6 
 2. Vucevic, Buducnost10.0 
 3. Simon, Radnicki K.7.5 
 4. Pasalic, Helios6.9 
 5. Kasun, KK.6.1 
 6. Scott, Radnicki K.6.0 
 7. Pekovic, Partizan6.0 
 8. Collins, Siroki W.5.7 
 9. Pavic, Krka5.6 
 10. May, KK.5.6 
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.4.4 
 6. Mulaomerovic, KK Z.4.4 
 7. Papaloukas, Macca.4.3 
 8. Draper, Cedevita4.3 
 9. Covic, Crvena Z.4.2 
 10. Vladovic, Siroki4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Zoran DRAGIC
  Krka
  (196-F/G-89)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Dragic, Krka2.1 
 2. Gay, Helios2.1 
 3. Lucic, Partizan1.9 
 4. Ohayon, Maccabi1.9 
 5. Zubcic, Cibona1.8 
 6. Pilepic, Siroki W.1.8 
 7. Markovic, Radnicki1.7 
 8. Chase, Cibona1.7 
 9. Ramljak, Siroki W.1.7 
 10. Simon, KK.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Shawn JAMES
  Maccabi T-A
  (208-C-83)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. James, Maccabi T-A1.3 
 2. Simon, Radnicki K.1.3 
 3. Vucevic, Buducnost1.1 
 4. Scott, Radnicki K.1.0 
 5. Ilic, Crvena Zvezda1.0 
 6. Hendrix, Maccabi0.9 
 7. Owens, Cedevita0.8 
 8. Savovic, Hemofarm0.8 
 9. Pekovic, Partizan0.8 
 10. Collins, Siroki W.0.7 


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  ARGENTINA   


Standings - LigaA
LigaA Standings
North
 1. Sionista 4-0
 2. Libertad S. 2-1
 3. Quimsa 2-1
 4. Olimpico LB 1-1
 5. Regatas C. 1-2
 6. La Union 1-2
 7. San Mart.C. 1-2
 8. Atenas 0-3
South
 1. Obras 3-0
 2. Wuber-Est.Bahia 2-0
 3. Penarol 2-1
 4. Lanus 1-2
 5. Boca Jrs 1-2
 6. Quilmes MP 1-2
 7. Club 9 1-2
 8. GECR Indalo 1-3


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


Stats Leaders - LigaA
Points Per Game
 Joe SMITH
  La Union
  (193-G-77)
  Avg: 20.2
 1. Smith, La Union20.2 
 2. McHopson, Quilm.18.8 
 3. Meyinsse, Wuber-.18.1 
 4. Gutierrez, Obras17.8 
 5. Villegas, Sionista17.8 
 6. Mojica, Wuber-Es.16.2 
 7. Mikulas, La Union16.2 
 8. Roe, Regatas C.16.1 
 9. OBannon, Boca Jrs16.1 
 10. Quinteros, Regat.15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Matias SANDES
  Sionista
  (201-F/G-84)
  Avg: 9.6
 1. Sandes, Sionista9.6 
 2. Garces, Atenas9.4 
 3. Lloreda, Olimpico.9.3 
 4. Battle, Libertad S.8.5 
 5. Mikulas, La Union8.5 
 6. Gutierrez, Obras8.5 
 7. Truscott, Quilm.8.3 
 8. McFarlan, San M.7.6 
 9. Meyinsse, Wuber-.7.3 
 10. Cowan, Club 97.3 
Assists Per Game
 Facundo CAMPAZZO
  Penarol
  (180-G-91)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Campazzo, Penarol6.8 
 2. Sanchez, Wuber-.6.7 
 3. Cequeira, Sionista6.1 
 4. Stanic, Boca Jrs6.1 
 5. Martinez, Regat.5.8 
 6. Sucatzky, Atenas4.6 
 7. Victoriano, San M.4.2 
 8. Smith, La Union3.9 
 9. McHopson, Quilm.3.6 
 10. Osimani, Obras3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Devon BEITZEL
  San M.
  (185-G-88)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Beitzel, San M.2.2 
 2. McHopson, Quilm.2.2 
 3. Campazzo, Penarol2.1 
 4. Gerbaudo, Club 91.7 
 5. Lescano, Atenas1.7 
 6. Ibarra, Olimpico.1.6 
 7. Sanchez, Wuber-.1.6 
 8. Aguirre, Quimsa1.6 
 9. Quinteros, Regat.1.6 
 10. Mojica, Wuber-Es.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Josimar AYARZA
  Club 9
  (205-F-87)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Ayarza, Club 91.4 
 2. Roe, Regatas C.1.2 
 3. Battle, Libertad S.1.1 
 4. Garces, Atenas0.9 
 5. Rollins, San M.0.9 
 6. Sanchez, Wuber-.0.9 
 7. Williams, Quimsa0.9 
 8. Meyinsse, Wuber-.0.8 
 9. Aguerre, Wuber-.0.7 
 10. Gutierrez, Obras0.7 


Diego Ciorciari joins Gimnasia-Indalo - by Eurobasket News
Gimnasia-Indalo Comodoro Rivadavia deepened their roster. They landed Diego Ciorciari (184-PG-80, agency: Interperformances). The point guard is coming back to Argentina after having left for Europe in 2001. Last season Diego Ciorciari played for Menorca Basquet. He tallied 6.0 points, 4.9 assists, 2.1 boards and 1.5 steals per game in ACB. The guard started the current season in Italy. He inked a deal with Pepsi JuveCaserta. His stats read 0.3 points and 1.7 assists per appearance in SeriaA. Previously Diego Ciorciari had stints with Oeste, Arkadia, Rimini, CAI Zaragoza, Breogan, Melilla. He was named Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Guard of the Year in 2009. Diego Ciorciari was the member of U21 Argentinean National Team back in 2001.

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  AUSTRALIA   


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


Stats Leaders - NBL
Points Per Game
 Cameron TRAGARDH
  Tigers
  (209-C/F-83)
  Avg: 18.9
 1. Tragardh, Tigers18.9 
 2. Khazzouh, Kings18.7 
 3. Mills, Tigers18.6 
 4. Wilson, Taipans17.2 
 5. Deleon, Blaze17.2 
 6. Wilkinson, Breakers17.0 
 7. Warren, 36ers16.8 
 8. Lisch, Wildcats16.7 
 9. Worthington, Blaze16.3 
 10. Abercrombie, Brea.16.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Julian KHAZZOUH
  Kings
  (209-C-86)
  Avg: 10
 1. Khazzouh, Kings10.0 
 2. Holmes, Crocodiles9.4 
 3. Simpsons, 36ers8.7 
 4. Grant, Kings8.2 
 5. Crosswhite, Taipa.7.6 
 6. Johnson, 36ers7.6 
 7. Rychart, Taipans7.5 
 8. Worthington, Blaze7.1 
 9. Vukona, Breakers6.6 
 10. Greer, Tigers6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Cedric JACKSON
  Breakers
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 5.6
 1. Jackson, Breakers5.6 
 2. Mills, Tigers5.0 
 3. Bruce, Kings5.0 
 4. Gibson, Blaze4.8 
 5. Crosswell, 36ers4.8 
 6. Martin, Hawks4.4 
 7. Gill, Crocodiles4.1 
 8. Wilson, Taipans3.8 
 9. Redhage, Wildcats3.4 
 10. Tovey, Wildcats3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Cedric JACKSON
  Breakers
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Jackson, Breakers2.8 
 2. Robbins, Wildcats2.2 
 3. Mims, Crocodiles1.9 
 4. Gibson, Blaze1.5 
 5. Crawford, Croco.1.4 
 6. Gill, Crocodiles1.4 
 7. Worthington, Blaze1.3 
 8. Lisch, Wildcats1.3 
 9. Tovey, Wildcats1.1 
 10. Dorsey, Tigers1.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Jerai GRANT
  Kings
  (203-F/C-89)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Grant, Kings1.6 
 2. Khazzouh, Kings1.6 
 3. Simpsons, 36ers1.3 
 4. Johnson, 36ers1.3 
 5. Worthington, Blaze1.1 
 6. Nevill, Wildcats1.0 
 7. Abercrombie, Break.0.9 
 8. Forman, Hawks0.8 
 9. Ballinger, 36ers0.7 
 10. Pledger, Breakers0.7 


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  AUSTRIA   


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Stjepan STAZIC
  BC Vienna
  (199-G-78)
  Avg: 26.6
 1. Stazic, BC Vienna26.6 
 2. Wade, Arkadia24.4 
 3. Reed, Oberwart23.2 
 4. Booker, St.Polten23.0 
 5. Djuric, Gussing19.7 
 6. Shavies, Furstenf.17.8 
 7. Rakocevic, BC Vi.17.8 
 8. Curry, Gmunden17.7 
 9. Suljanovic, Kloste.17.4 
 10. Bobb, Klosterneub.17.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Zarko RAKOCEVIC
  BC Vi.
  (204-F-84)
  Avg: 12.3
 1. Rakocevic, BC Vi.12.3 
 2. Werner, Wels9.1 
 3. Reed, Oberwart8.8 
 4. Oppland, Gmunden8.2 
 5. Skurdauskas, Arkad.8.2 
 6. Suljanovic, Kloste.7.4 
 7. Heard, Gussing7.3 
 8. Bakovic, St.Polten6.6 
 9. Nelson, Kapfenberg6.4 
 10. Shaw, Oberwart6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Jeremy FEARS
  Kapfenberg
  (196-G-85)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Fears, Kapfenberg5.8 
 2. Stazic, BC Vienna5.1 
 3. Lanegger, Klostern.5.1 
 4. Danek, Arkadia5.0 
 5. Shavies, Furstenf.4.8 
 6. Schreiner, Kapfe.4.8 
 7. Klepeisz, Gussing4.5 
 8. Curry, Gmunden4.2 
 9. Rakocevic, BC Vi.4.0 
 10. Miletic, BC Vienna3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Anthony SHAVIES
  Furstenf.
  (191-G-83)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Shavies, Furstenf.2.7 
 2. Fears, Kapfenberg2.6 
 3. Pryor, Wels2.4 
 4. Brown, Wels2.1 
 5. Schreiner, Kapfe.1.8 
 6. Curry, Gmunden1.7 
 7. Hollins, Oberwart1.7 
 8. Koch, Gussing1.5 
 9. Wade, Arkadia1.5 
 10. Oppland, Gmunden1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Zarko RAKOCEVIC
  BC Vi.
  (204-F-84)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Rakocevic, BC Vi.3.5 
 2. Ware, Furstenfeld1.2 
 3. Francois, BC Vienna0.9 
 4. Skurdauskas, Arkad.0.9 
 5. Shaw, Oberwart0.8 
 6. Brown, Wels0.8 
 7. Greimeister, Klost.0.7 
 8. Moric, UBSC G.0.6 
 9. Pryor, Wels0.5 
 10. Koch, Gussing0.5 


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  AZERBAIJAN   


Araz and NTL-Tudor claim victories in Round 2 - by Eurobasket News
Araz and NTL-Tudor claimed the second wins in D1 championship. The defending champions overcame Aztop 111:47 to stay undefeated after two rounds.
NTL-Tudor also kept their record spotless after a 79:53 victory over BGu.
Gala held off pesky Chag Oiretim 77:63 to improve at 1-1 record. Gala was given a technical loss in the first round game against NTL-Tudor because of Rasim Agarzayev participation in the game.


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  BAHRAIN   


ALMuharraq, AlAhli and Al-Hala keep the perfect record on top - by Eurobasket News
ALMuharraq, AlAhli and Al-Hala keep the perfect record on top after the first few rounds in the League. ALMuharraq and AlAhli reached already 4-0 records after the latest victories last night. ALMuharraq overcame Isa Town 86:62, while AlAhli grabbed 84:82 over Al-Manama. Earlier in November Al-Hala reached 3-0 record after the win over ALBahrain 87:52.



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  BALTIC LEAGUE   


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Edgars KRUMINS
  Jelgava
  (194-G/F-86)
  Avg: 21.6
 1. Krumins, Jelgava21.6 
 2. Laksa, Barsy Atyr.21.3 
 3. Bowles, Siauliai20.0 
 4. Barinov, Naglis P.18.6 
 5. Kalve, Valmiera18.6 
 6. Pilk, TT.17.5 
 7. Hallik, Tarvas17.0 
 8. Soo, Rapla16.5 
 9. Mayo, Liepaja16.2 
 10. Amis, Tartu Uliko.16.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Andrew ARNOLD
  TT.
  (208-C-86)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Arnold, TT.8.7 
 2. Nelson, Jelgava8.7 
 3. Mednis, Turiba8.7 
 4. Galdikas, Neptunas8.6 
 5. Johnson, Naglis P.8.4 
 6. Ringmets, Rapla8.3 
 7. McClure, Kedainiai7.9 
 8. Willard, Ventspils7.7 
 9. Benn, Naglis Palan.7.6 
 10. Barinov, Naglis P.7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Mindaugas STASYS
  Neptunas
  (180-PG-86)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Stasys, Neptunas6.7 
 2. Maceina, Juventus6.5 
 3. Broadus, Siauliai6.3 
 4. Rinkevicius, Nagli.5.5 
 5. Dorbek, Tarvas4.8 
 6. Dainys, Neptunas4.8 
 7. Kulagin, Triumph4.4 
 8. Strelnieks, Ventsp.4.3 
 9. Peciukeviciu., Sak.4.3 
 10. Sokk, Tartu Uliko.4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Vaidotas PECIUKAS
  Kedainiai
  (199-G-82)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Peciukas, Kedainiai2.3 
 2. Virsis, Valmiera2.3 
 3. Keedus, TT.2.3 
 4. Salenga, Rudupis2.1 
 5. Krumins, Jelgava2.0 
 6. Hughes, Pieno Z.2.0 
 7. McKee, Triumph2.0 
 8. Oja, Tarvas2.0 
 9. Kriisa, Tarvas1.8 
 10. Benn, Naglis Pala.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Dane JOHNSON
  Naglis P.
  (208-C-86)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Johnson, Naglis P.2.4 
 2. Gumeniuk, Juventus2.3 
 3. Rozitis, Valmiera2.1 
 4. Staniulis, Techasas1.4 
 5. Toome, Kalev/Cramo1.3 
 6. Kurtsevich, Trium.1.2 
 7. Keedus, TT.1.0 
 8. Petrukonis, Juven.1.0 
 9. Siksnius, Siauliai0.9 
 10. Bowles, Siauliai0.9 


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


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  BELGIUM   


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


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  BOSNIA   


Sarajevo born Igor Hadziomerovic has strong start to college career - by *AddMe
Sarajevo born Igor Hadziomerovic has started out strong for Boise State College in the USA. Igor has started four games so far (the first freshman to start since Coby Karl seven years ago for the team) and has put up solid numbers of over 7ppg 1.8rbpg and over two assists per game. Igor played a key role for the Australian U-19 team this summer. Bosnian officials would be smart to see if there is any interest on Igors part to rejoin the Bosnian Basketball family. Igor Hadziomerovic (193-G-92)

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  BRAZIL   


Taylor Too quick, too strong for Tijuca in Rio de Janeiro - by Mel Devonne
I had a chance to witness the cat quickness of Larry Taylor (185-G-80, college: Missouri Western) the veteran of Baru and the NBB, as
they clawed to a 72-66 win in what could be called Rio de Janeiros NBB twi-nighter. ( as Famengo played in Game two against Sorocaba)
Tijuca, the NBBs newest entry is a very competetive squad made up of a few Flamengo cast off, and some good Local talent.
Tijuca, led 17-14 at the end of the first quarter, before Larry Taylor got his Baru on track leading by 3 at half time, and controling the game the rest of
the way. Baru got great help from Jefferson Abga inside and outside inside help from Nathan Thomas.
Larry Taylor is one of the best point guards in the league and gets to the basket anytime he wants, and dominates the game from his position.
In the 2nd game Flamengo cruised to a 93-55 blowout of expansion team Sorocaba. Flamengo was led by Leonardo Barbosa with 24.


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  BULGARIA   


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Martin DURCHEV
  Tundja Y.
  (200-G-87)
  Avg: 22
 1. Durchev, Tundja Y.22.0 
 2. Harper, Levski S.19.4 
 3. Vukosavljevi., Ril.17.0 
 4. Yanev, Cherno More17.0 
 5. Stankov, Spartak16.4 
 6. Hall, Levski Sofia15.8 
 7. Heath, Lukoil A.15.8 
 8. Ofoegbu, Tundja Y.15.1 
 9. Pavlovski, Chernom.15.1 
 10. Tsenov, Spartak14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Vasil EVTIMOV
  Levski Sofia
  (207-C/F-77)
  Avg: 10
 1. Evtimov, Levski So.10.0 
 2. Yanev, Cherno More9.6 
 3. Pavlovski, Chernom.9.0 
 4. Ofoegbu, Tundja Y.8.6 
 5. Vukosavljevi., Ril.7.7 
 6. Slaveykov, Sparta.7.2 
 7. Petkov, Tundja Y.7.1 
 8. Todorov, Spartak6.4 
 9. Zahariev, Rilski S.6.2 
 10. Crawford, Balkan6.1 
Assists Per Game
 Julian RADIONOV
  Tundja Y.
  (188-G-79)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Radionov, Tundja Y.6.2 
 2. Dyakovski, Sparta.5.3 
 3. Mirkovic, Rilski S.5.3 
 4. Heath, Lukoil A.4.6 
 5. Filipov, Balkan4.3 
 6. Aleksiev, Cherno M.3.6 
 7. Dunovic, Chernomo.3.3 
 8. Govedarov, Tundja3.1 
 9. Roshmanov, Cherno.3.0 
 10. Zhelev, Cherno M.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Julian RADIONOV
  Tundja Y.
  (188-G-79)
  Avg: 3
 1. Radionov, Tundja Y.3.0 
 2. Roshmanov, Cherno.2.7 
 3. Heath, Lukoil A.2.6 
 4. Mirkovic, Rilski S.2.5 
 5. Marinov, Balkan2.1 
 6. Durchev, Tundja Y.2.0 
 7. Dimitrov, Levski S.1.9 
 8. Velikov, Rilski S.1.9 
 9. Hall, Levski Sofia1.8 
 10. Zhelev, Cherno M.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Josh CRAWFORD
  Balkan
  (211-C-88)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Crawford, Balkan1.6 
 2. Pavlovski, Chernom.1.3 
 3. Martin, Balkan1.0 
 4. Ofoegbu, Tundja Y.0.9 
 5. Banev, Lukoil A.0.9 
 6. Gocevski, Tundja Y.0.8 
 7. Petkov, Tundja Y.0.6 
 8. Eller, Levski Sofia0.6 
 9. Bilobrk, Rilski S.0.5 
 10. Todorov, Spartak0.5 


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


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  CANADA   


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Justin KING
  TRU
  (--)
  Avg: 26.9
 1. King, TRU26.9 
 2. Fassett, St.Mary''s25.2 
 3. Diloreto, Windsor23.7 
 4. Habib, Memorial23.4 
 5. Thomas, St.Franc.22.0 
 6. Mackinnon, Victoria22.0 
 7. Barbeau, Western21.6 
 8. Baker, Alberta21.5 
 9. Yu, UBC21.3 
 10. Dorsey, Cape Bre.20.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Lien PHILLIP
  Windsor
  (203-F-89)
  Avg: 11.1
 1. Phillip, Windsor11.1 
 2. Baker, Alberta10.8 
 3. Klassen, Acadia10.8 
 4. King, TRU10.6 
 5. Burke, UBC10.5 
 6. Hadzimuratov., Lav.9.5 
 7. Dorsey, Cape Bret.9.0 
 8. Thomas, St.Franc.9.0 
 9. Hull, Laurentian8.7 
 10. Desroches, New B.8.3 
Assists Per Game
 Jimmy DORSEY
  Cape Breton
  (188-G-)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Dorsey, Cape Bret.8.7 
 2. Yu, UBC6.0 
 3. Kanza Mata, Dalho.6.0 
 4. Kraus, Brock5.9 
 5. Barrett, Saskatch.5.8 
 6. Helsby, Memorial5.8 
 7. Shepherd, Memorial5.8 
 8. Bonhomme, Brandon5.8 
 9. Vernon, St.Franc.5.8 
 10. Smith, St.Mary''s5.2 
Steals Per Game
 Terry THOMAS
  St.Franc.
  (193-G-)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Thomas, St.Franc.4.3 
 2. Laroche, Concordia4.0 
 3. Cooper, Lethbridge3.5 
 4. Cote-K., UQ.3.0 
 5. Carter, Lakehead3.0 
 6. Collins, Windsor2.9 
 7. Brown, UPEI2.8 
 8. Baker, Alberta2.8 
 9. Cooper, UPEI2.8 
 10. Smith, TWU2.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Terry THOMAS
  St.Franc.
  (193-G-)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Thomas, St.Franc.1.8 
 2. Coward, Lethbridge1.8 
 3. Bains, UBC1.8 
 4. Tufegdzich, York1.7 
 5. Glisic, Toronto Un.1.4 
 6. Andrews, Bishop''s1.3 
 7. Eyitayo, Concordia1.3 
 8. Klassen, Acadia1.2 
 9. Gibson, Brock1.1 
 10. Fidler, Calgary1.1 


CIS Round 10: Golden Hawks beat Gee-Gees by one after a very close game - by Eurobasket News
The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with derby games, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The most exciting game of round 10 in the CIS took place in Ottawa, ON. This derby game ended with only one-point home defeat of their biggest opponent Gee-Gees (3-4) to top-ranked Golden Hawks (7-0) 77-76 in the game for the first place. The guests trailed by 1 point after three quarters before their 18-16 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Golden Hawks made 17-of-22 free shots (77.3 percent) during the game. Worth to mention a great performance of international forward Kale Harrison (196) who helped to win the game recording 31 points. Center Matthew Buckley (215) contributed with 9 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. Golden Hawks' coach Peter Campbell used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. International guard Warren Ward (196-89) replied with 23 points and 5 rebounds for Gee-Gees. Undefeated Golden Hawks have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 7-0 record, which they share with Carleton. Gee-Gees at the other side keep the second place with four games lost. They share the position with Ryerson and Toronto Univ.. Golden Hawks is looking forward to face league's leader Ravens in Ottawa, ON in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Gee-Gees will play at home against Warriors in Waterloo, ON and are hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
Important game to mention about took place in Sudbury, ON. Sixth ranked Gryphons (4-3) saved a 3-point victory on the road edging one of their biggest challengers Voyageurs (2-5) 79-76 in the fight for the fifth place. Guard Kareem Malcolm (183) scored 19 points and 6 assists to lead the charge for the winners and Zachary Angus chipped in 21 points during the contest. Gryphons' coach Chris O'Rourke allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. At the losing side forward Mike Hull (198-87) responded with 21 points and 9 rebounds. Gryphons moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Waterloo and Windsor. Voyageurs at the other side dropped to the fifth position with five games lost. They share it with Western and Regina. Gryphons will play against Lions (#8) in Toronto, ON in the next round. Voyageurs will play at home against the league's second-placed Thunderwolves in Thunder Bay, ON and hope to get back on the winning track.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Blues (3-4) against fourth ranked Marauders (6-1) on Friday night. Visiting Blues were defeated by Marauders in Hamilton, ON 78-60. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Blues. Victor Raso notched 19 points and 8 rebounds to lead the effort. Even 13 points and 4 assists by Arun Kumar did not help to save the game for Blues. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Marauders have an impressive six-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Lakehead. Loser Blues dropped to the second position with four games lost. They share it with Ryerson and Ottawa. Marauders will meet at home Rams (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Blues will play against Badgers in St.Catharines, ON and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a home loss of second ranked Badgers (5-2) against fifth ranked Rams (3-4) on Friday night. Host Badgers were crushed by Rams in St.Catharines, ON 84-60. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Badgers. It was a key game for the second position in the league. Jahmal Jones fired a double-double by scoring 11 points, 6 rebounds and 11 assists for the winners. Badgers' coach gave up on the game allowing to play twelve players seeing no chance for a win. Rams moved-up to second place, which they share with Ottawa and Toronto Univ. Badgers at the other side dropped to the third position with two games lost. Rams' next round opponent will be Marauders (#3) in Hamilton, ON, which may be the game of the day. Badgers will play at home against Blues in Toronto, ON and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
CIS top team - Ravens (7-0) had no problems winning another game on Friday. This time they crushed fifth ranked Warriors (4-3) in Ottawa, ON 102-53. It was a very good performance for Dan Penner who helped to win the game recording 22 points and 7 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. Undefeated Ravens have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 7-0 record, which they share with Laurier. Loser Warriors keep the fifth place with three games lost. Ravens will face league's leader Golden Hawks in Waterloo, ON in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Warriors will play on the road against the league's second-placed Gee-Gees (#2) in Ottawa, ON.

Other games in round 10 were not that significant. Winless RMC were smashed by Windsor on the road 89-51. Winless York lost to Lakehead on its own court 76-91. Winless Queen's was outscored by Western in London, ON 64-85. Manitoba rolled over Winnipeg at home 99-80. St.Mary's was crushed by Cape Breton on the opponent's court 106-84.
The most impressive performance of 10th round was 32 points and 6 assists by Ryan Barbeau of Western.



Ottawa - Laurier 76-77

The most exciting game of round 10 in the CIS took place in Ottawa, ON. This derby game ended with only one-point home defeat of their biggest opponent Gee-Gees (3-4) to top-ranked Golden Hawks (7-0) 77-76 in the game for the first place. The guests trailed by 1 point after three quarters before their 18-16 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Golden Hawks made 17-of-22 free shots (77.3 percent) during the game. Worth to mention a great performance of international forward Kale Harrison (196) who helped to win the game recording 31 points. Center Matthew Buckley (215) contributed with 9 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. Golden Hawks' coach Peter Campbell used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. International guard Warren Ward (196-89) replied with 23 points and 5 rebounds and Michael L'Africain added 14 points and 5 assists in the effort for Gee-Gees. Golden Hawks have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 7-0 record, which they share with Carleton. Gee-Gees at the other side keep the second place with four games lost. They share the position with Ryerson and Toronto Univ.. Golden Hawks is looking forward to face league's leader Ravens in Ottawa, ON in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Gee-Gees will play at home against Warriors in Waterloo, ON and are hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Laurier: K.Harrison 31+4reb+1ast, P.Donnelly 12+7reb+2ast, M.Allin 10+6reb+3ast, M.Buckley 9+13reb+2ast, K.Enright 5+1ast, S.Wanas 5+2reb
Ottawa: W.Ward 23+5reb+2ast, J.Berhanemeskel 15+5reb+1ast, M.L'Africain 14+4reb+5ast, M.Marshall 9+2reb, G.Gonthier-Dubue 5+5reb, S.Grenon 5+1reb+1ast
gschID: 155695


McMaster - Toronto Univ. 78-60

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Blues (3-4) against fourth ranked Marauders (6-1) on Friday night. Visiting Blues were defeated by Marauders in Hamilton, ON 78-60. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Blues. 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 78-60. Marauders forced 31 Blues turnovers. Guard Victor Raso (193) notched 19 points and 8 rebounds to lead the effort and center Taylor Black (201) supported him with 11 points and 6 rebounds. Even 13 points and 4 assists by Arun Kumar (183) did not help to save the game for Blues. Bosnian forward Drazen Glisic (198) added 8 points and 7 rebounds for lost side. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Marauders have an impressive six-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Lakehead. Loser Blues dropped to the second position with four games lost. They share it with Ryerson and Ottawa. Marauders will meet at home Rams (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Blues will play against Badgers in St.Catharines, ON and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
McMaster: V.Raso 19+8reb, C.Michaud 12+6reb, T.Black 11+6reb+1ast, S.Wahidi 10+3reb+2ast, A.Redpath 9+6reb+2ast, A.Presutti 6+4reb+6ast
Toronto Univ.: A.Kumar 13+1reb+4ast, A.Hill 8+2reb+1ast, D.Glisic 8+7reb+1ast, S.Nickel 7+8reb, J.Holmes 6+1ast, B.Garvin 6+5reb
gschID: 155696


Brock - Ryerson 60-84

Very important is a home loss of second ranked Badgers (5-2) against fifth ranked Rams (3-4) on Friday night. Host Badgers were crushed by Rams in St.Catharines, ON 84-60. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Badgers. It was a key game for the second position in the league. The game without a history. Rams led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They brought some defensive toughness making 8 blocks. International point guard Jahmal Jones (183-91) fired a double-double by scoring 11 points, 6 rebounds and 11 assists for the winners. Forward Jelane Pryce (201) chipped in 14 points, 7 rebounds and 6 blocks. Five Rams players scored in double figures. Forward Mark Gibson (198) produced a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds and guard Didi Mukendi (183) added 13 points and 4 assists respectively for lost side. Badgers' coach gave up on the game allowing to play twelve players seeing no chance for a win. Rams moved-up to second place, which they share with Ottawa and Toronto Univ. Badgers at the other side dropped to the third position with two games lost. Rams' next round opponent will be Marauders (#3) in Hamilton, ON, which may be the game of the day. Badgers will play at home against Blues in Toronto, ON and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Ryerson: O.Adegboruwa 17+5reb+1ast, J.Gauthier 16+7reb, J.Pryce 14+7reb+3ast, J.Jones 11+6reb+11ast, N.Stankovic 11+5reb+1ast, L.Staniscia 8+9reb
Brock: M.Gibson 15+11reb+2ast, D.Mukendi 13+1reb+4ast, T.Kasamba 12+2reb, B.Nahimana 6+6reb, T.Davis 4+10reb, A.Kraus 4+5reb+7ast
gschID: 155697


Windsor - RMC 89-51

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams when seventh ranked Lancers (4-3) crushed bottom-ranked RMC (0-7) in Windsor, ON 89-51 on Friday. The game without a history. Lancers led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding RMC to just 7 points in third quarter. Lancers dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to RMC's 28. Lancers forced 24 RMC turnovers and outrebounded them 54-38 including 17 on the offensive glass. It was a very good performance for forward Anthony Ottley (196-91) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds. International forward Lien Phillip (203-89) contributed with 9 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Guard Connor Duke (191) replied with 8 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and guard James Byun (185) added 15 points in the effort for RMC. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Lancers moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Guelph and Waterloo. Loser RMC still closes the standings with seven games lost. Lancers will face higher ranked Golden Gaels in Kingston, ON in the next round. RMC will play on the road against Mustangs (#8) in London, ON and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Windsor: A.Ottley 13+11reb, R.Osuntola 11+2reb, J.McQueen 11+6reb+1ast, A.Said 10+4ast, L.Phillip 9+12reb+2ast, H.Araia 8+1reb
RMC: J.Byun 15+1reb+3ast, A.Lavoie 8+6reb, C.Duke 8+7reb+4ast, N.Fowler 7+2reb+1ast, T.Boettcher 5+12reb, L.Wright 5+7reb+6ast
gschID: 155691


York - Lakehead 76-91

Very expected game when bottom-ranked Lions (0-7) lost to third ranked Thunderwolves (6-1) in Toronto, ON 76-91 on Friday. The guests trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 56-38 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Thunderwolves made 22-of-26 free shots (84.6 percent) during the game, while Lions only scored six points from the stripe. It was a great shooting night for Thunderwolves especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 56.3 percentage. It was a very good performance for forward Brendan King (201) who helped to win the game recording 21 points. American forward Adam Johnson (, college: Georgetown, KY) contributed with 14 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Thunderwolves' coach Scott Morrison used an eleven-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Richard Iheadindu replied with 28 points and 7 rebounds and forward Christian Coldea (201) added 18 points in the effort for Lions. Four Lions players scored in double figures. Thunderwolves moved-up to second place, which they share with McMaster. Loser Lions still closes the standings with seven games lost. Thunderwolves will face Voyageurs (#5) in Sudbury, ON in the next round. Lions will play at home against Gryphons in Guelph, ON and hope to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Lakehead: B.King 21+4reb, R.Thomson 15+4reb+1ast, A.Johnson 14+6reb+2ast, B.Johnson 11+3reb+2ast, J.Jones 9+5reb+1ast, Y.Salhia 6+9reb+2ast
York: R.Iheadindu 28+7reb+3ast, C.Coldea 18+2reb+2ast, M.Ziobrowski 11+4reb, J.Bell 10+3reb+2ast, A.Rados 7+7reb+4ast, N.Tufegdzich 2+5reb
gschID: 155692


Western - Queen''s 85-64

There was a small surprise when eighth ranked Mustangs (2-5) rolled over bottom-ranked Golden Gaels (0-7) in London, ON 85-64 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Mustangs. Golden Gaels was better in fourth quarter 23-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Mustangs shot the lights out from three sinking 17 long-distance shots on high 51.5 percentage. It was a very good performance for guard guard Ryan Barbeau (178) (178) who helped to win the game recording 32 points and 6 assists. Forward forward Peter Scholtes (196) (196) contributed with 11 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Mustangs' coach felt very confident that he used 11 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Guard guard Ryan Barbeau (178) (178) replied with 32 points and 6 assists and forward forward Peter Scholtes (196) (196) added 11 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Golden Gaels. Mustangs moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Regina and Laurentian. Loser Golden Gaels still closes the standings with seven games lost. Mustangs will face RMC (#7) in Kingston, ON in the next round.
gschID: 155693


Laurentian - Guelph 76-79

Important game to mention about took place in Sudbury, ON. Sixth ranked Gryphons (4-3) saved a 3-point victory on the road edging one of their biggest challengers Voyageurs (2-5) 79-76 in the fight for the fifth place. Voyageurs were ahead by 1 point at the halftime before a 27-19 third quarter run of Gryphons. They shot the lights out from three nailing 12 long-distance shots on high 54.5 percentage. Guard Kareem Malcolm (183) scored 19 points and 6 assists to lead the charge for the winners and guard Zachary Angus (186) chipped in 21 points during the contest. Gryphons' coach Chris O'Rourke allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. At the losing side forward Mike Hull (198-87) responded with 21 points and 9 rebounds and Alex Ratte scored 17 points. Four Voyageurs players scored in double figures. Gryphons moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Waterloo and Windsor. Voyageurs at the other side dropped to the fifth position with five games lost. They share it with Western and Regina. Gryphons will play against Lions (#8) in Toronto, ON in the next round. Voyageurs will play at home against the league's second-placed Thunderwolves in Thunder Bay, ON and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Guelph: Z.Angus 21+3reb+3ast, K.Malcolm 19+3reb+6ast, D.McCarthy 16+8reb+2ast, J.Beatty 9+2reb, D.Morris 9+5reb+3ast, A.Bering 4+4reb
Laurentian: M.Hull 21+9reb+2ast, A.Ratte 17+4reb+1ast, I.Pasquale 13+4reb+5ast, G.Serresse 12+3reb+2ast, S.Sheldon 5+3reb, N.Yengue 5+2reb+1ast
gschID: 155694


Manitoba - Winnipeg 99-80

Not a big story in a game when 12th ranked Wesmen (2-6) was outscored by eighth ranked Bisons (4-4) in Winnipeg, MB 99-80 on Thursday. The game was mostly controlled by Bisons. Wesmen was better in second period 19-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 27-of-33 free shots (81.8 percent) during the game, while Wesmen only scored eleven points from the stripe. Bisons forced 19 Wesmen turnovers. It was a very good performance for guard Kevin Oliver (198) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 19 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists. Kurtis Sansregret contributed with 21 points and 6 rebounds (made all of his ten free throws !!!) for the winners. Guard Dominique Brown (193) replied with 21 points and forward Brayden Duff (193) added 14 points and 11 rebounds in the effort for Wesmen. Five Bisons and four Wesmen players scored in double figures. Wesmen's coach rotated eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Bisons moved-up to sixth place, which they share with TRU and Lethbridge. Wesmen lost third consecutive game. They keep the twelfth position with six games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Manitoba: K.Sansregret 21+6reb+3ast, K.Oliver 19+12reb+6ast, K.Omoerah 16+9reb+1ast, S.Walton 14+4reb+2ast, B.Speer 13+3reb, T.Draward 9+4reb
Winnipeg: D.Brown 21+3reb+3ast, T.Krahn 15+2reb, B.Duff 14+11reb+2ast, J.Horaska 14+3reb+2ast, C.Sharpe 6+9reb+3ast, P.Gacon 4+3reb+1ast
gschID: 155688


Cape Breton - St.Mary''s 106-84

Everything went according to plan when third ranked Capers (4-2) outplayed 5th ranked Huskies (2-4) in Sydney, NS 106-84 on Friday. The game without a history. Capers led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They also forced 19 Huskies turnovers. Capers looked well-organized offensively handing out 30 assists comparing to just 14 passes made by Huskies' players. It was a very good performance for American guard American guard Jimmy Dorsey (188) (188) who helped to win the game recording a triple-double by scoring 19 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists. Guard guard Al Alilovic (198) (198) contributed with 28 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Capers' coach Jim Charters felt very confident that he used 11 players and allowed the starting five to rest. American guard American guard Jimmy Dorsey (188) (188) replied with a triple-double by scoring 19 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists and guard guard Al Alilovic (198) (198) added 28 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Huskies. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Capers have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 4-2 record having four points less than leader UPEI, which they share with UBC. Loser Huskies keep the fifth place with four games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
gschID: 155689


Carleton - Waterloo 102-53

CIS top team - Ravens (7-0) had no problems winning another game on Friday. This time they crushed fifth ranked Warriors (4-3) in Ottawa, ON 102-53. The game without a history. Ravens led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Warriors to just 6 points in first quarter. Ravens dominated down low during the game scoring 42 of its points in the paint compared to Warriors' 16. They outrebounded Warriors 47-21 including a 17-2 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a very good performance for forward Dan Penner (201) who helped to win the game recording 22 points and 7 rebounds. Guard Willy Manigat (180) contributed with 21 points for the winners. Four Ravens players scored in double figures. Guard Cam McIntyre (191-87) replied with 11 points and guard Mike Wright (180-91) added 8 points in the effort for Warriors. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Ravens have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 7-0 record, which they share with Laurier. Loser Warriors keep the fifth place with three games lost. Ravens will face league's leader Golden Hawks in Waterloo, ON in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Warriors will play on the road against the league's second-placed Gee-Gees (#2) in Ottawa, ON.
Top scorers:
Carleton: D.Penner 22+7reb+2ast, W.Manigat 21+4reb+3ast, P.Scrubb 12+2reb+4ast, T.Hinz 11+5reb+2ast, J.Shaver 7+3reb+2ast, T.Scrubb 7+6reb+5ast
Waterloo: C.McIntyre 11+1ast, S.Pejicic 9, Z.Angelini 9+1reb+1ast, M.Wright 8+2reb+2ast, B.Smith 6+6reb, W.Bridge 4+4reb+1ast
gschID: 155690




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


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Stats Leaders - CBA
Points Per Game
 Lester HUDSON
  Qingdao DS
  (191-G-84)
  Avg: 34.5
 1. Hudson, Qingdao DS34.5 
 2. Chandler, Guangsha.32.0 
 3. Mills, Xinjiang.26.7 
 4. Green, Foshan26.5 
 5. Martin, Jilin N.26.3 
 6. Boone, Zhejiang C.25.3 
 7. Gaines, Shanxi Zh.25.0 
 8. Williams, Shanxi Z.24.5 
 9. Harris, Shanghai S.24.2 
 10. McDonald, Fujian23.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mike HARRIS
  Shanghai S.
  (198-F-83)
  Avg: 16.6
 1. Harris, Shanghai S.16.6 
 2. Hunter, Shandong15.5 
 3. Gaines, Shanxi Zh.15.3 
 4. Martin, Xinjiang.13.3 
 5. Abbas, Fujian XX13.0 
 6. Harrison, TianJ.12.7 
 7. Chandler, Guangsha.12.6 
 8. Gadzuric, Jiang.12.5 
 9. McDonald, Fujian X.11.7 
 10. Randolph, DongGu.11.5 
Assists Per Game
 Osama DAGHLES
  Jilin N.
  (198-G-79)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Daghles, Jilin N.7.7 
 2. Mengke, Xinjiang.7.7 
 3. Marbury, Beijing6.0 
 4. Hudson, Qingdao DS5.3 
 5. Collins, Jiangsu D.5.3 
 6. Anderson, Shandon.5.2 
 7. Smith, Zhejiang C.5.0 
 8. Williams, Shanxi Z.4.8 
 9. Brooks, Guandong4.5 
 10. Lu, Shanxi Zh.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Alan ANDERSON
  Shandong.
  (198-G/F-82)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Anderson, Shandon.3.5 
 2. Hu, Jiangsu D.3.5 
 3. Hudson, Qingdao DS3.3 
 4. Collins, Jiangsu D.2.8 
 5. Lee, Beijing Ducks2.8 
 6. Zhang, Bayi Fubang2.3 
 7. Lin, Guangsha L.2.2 
 8. Abbas, Fujian XX2.2 
 9. Wang, Guandong ST2.2 
 10. Xu, Bayi Fubang2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 ZhaoXu ZHANG
  Shanghai S.
  (221-C-87)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Zhang, Shanghai S.2.6 
 2. Gadzuric, Jiang.2.2 
 3. Xu, Bayi Fubang2.0 
 4. Douthit, Foshan1.6 
 5. Boone, Zhejiang C.1.5 
 6. Li, Liaoning H.1.5 
 7. Abbas, Fujian XX1.4 
 8. Randolph, DongGua.1.3 
 9. Singleton, Guandon.1.3 
 10. Martin, Xinjiang.1.3 


Smith's double-double lands him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News
26-year old guard J.R. Smith (198-G-85) put on an amazing game in the last round for second-ranked Zhejiang C. and receives a Asia-basket.com Player of the Week award for round 6.
He had a double-double of 52 points and 22 rebounds, while his team crushed Bayi Fubang (#10, 2-2) with 22-point margin 113-91. Zhejiang C. maintains the 2nd position in league. They are still close to the very top. Zhejiang C. would have been even better if they kept winning the games like in the last round. They have a solid 4-1 record. In the team's last game Smith had a remarkable eleven three-pointers out of 15 attempts. He turned to be Zhejiang C.'s top player in his first season with the team. Smith has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in assists (7th best: 5.0apg) and averages solid 44.8% from behind 3-point line.

Second best performed player last round was Marcus Douthit (210-C/F-80, agency: Edge Sports) of Foshan. He is American-Filipino in his first season at Foshan. In the last game Douthit recorded impressive double-double of 37 points and 13 rebounds. It was enough for Foshan to edge the higher-ranked Liaoning H. (#6, 3-3) by 3 points 111-108. This victory allowed Foshan to move up to 11th position in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 2-3 record. Douthit is a newcomer at Foshan and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Charles Gaines (201-F-81) of Shanxi Zh. (#8). Gaines got into 30-points club by scoring 36 points in the last round. He went also for fifteen rebounds . He was a key player of Shanxi Zh., leading his team to a 112-95 easy win against the lower-ranked Jiangsu D. (#15, 2-4). Shanxi Zh. needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 2 victories and 2 lost games. Gaines has a great season in China. After only 4 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 25.0ppg (7th best) and rebounds with 15.3rpg (3rd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Mike Harris (198-F-83) of Shanghai S. - 28 points, 22 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Will McDonald (211-C-79) of Fujian XX - 34 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Ivan Johnson (203-F/C-84) of Qingdao DS - 39 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Alan Anderson (198-G/F-82) of Shandong FB - 21 points, 4 rebounds and 14 assists
8. Patrick Mills (183-PG-88) of Xinjiang F.T. - 32 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists
9. ZhongHao Xu (212-C-90) of Bayi Fubang - 23 points and 16 rebounds
10. Othello Hunter (203-F-86) of Shandong FB - 22 points and 12 rebounds

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


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


A1 Round 9: Jolly defeats leader KK Split - by Eurobasket News
Coincidentally all hosts won their games. The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with defeat of the leader, extra overtimes and favorites losing the games.

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked KK Split (6-2) in Sibenik on Saturday night. Visitors were rolled over by eighth ranked Jolly (4-4) 88-69. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of KK Split. The hosts trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 4-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 88-69. Jolly dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to KK Split's 42. They outrebounded KK Split 40-27 including 19 on the offensive glass. It was a good game for American guard Ronald Ross (188-83, college: Texas Tech) who led his team to a victory with 25 points and 6 rebounds. Forward Mate Mrva (195-83) contributed with 18 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Swingman Josip Sobin (203-89) answered with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds for KK Split. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Jolly moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Svjetlost. KK Split at the other side still keeps top position with two games lost. Jolly is looking forward to face bottom-ranked Dubrovnik (#11) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. KK Split will play against Zabok (#3) in Zabok and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Important game to mention about took place in Slavonski Brod. Seventh ranked Svjetlost (4-4) saved a 2-point victory at home edging second-best Zabok (5-3) 85-83 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Zabok. The former international guard Ivan Tomeljak (194-79) stepped up and scored 32 points and 9 assists for the winners and Matija Poscic chipped in 16 points and 9 rebounds (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field). The best for the losing side was guard Domagoj Basic (190-86) with 21 points and 4 assists (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line). Zabok's coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Svjetlost moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Jolly. Zabok at the other side keeps the second position with three games lost. They share it with Zadar and Kvarner 2010. Svjetlost will play against Alkar Sinj (#9) at home in the next round. Zabok will play against the league's leader KK Split (#1) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Krizevci (5-4) against ninth ranked Alkar Sinj (3-5) on Saturday night. Visiting Krizevci was defeated by Alkar Sinj in a tough game in Sinj in overtime87-92. Franjo Bubalo nailed 20 points and 5 assists for the winning side. Alkar Sinj's coach Stipe Blajic used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. Luka Zitko came up with a double-double by scoring 24 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals for Krizevci in the defeat. Alkar Sinj maintains ninth place with 3-5 record, which they share with Darda. Newly promoted Krizevci dropped to the fifth position with four games lost. Alkar Sinj will meet higher ranked Svjetlost (#6) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Krizevci will play against Vrijednosnice OS in Darda and hope to secure a win.
A very interesting game took place in Darda. It ended with only one-point defeat on the road of higher ranked Borik Puntamika (4-5) to tenth ranked Vrijednosnice OS (3-5) 69-68 on Saturday evening. The best player for the winners was Mato Peraica who scored 17 points and 5 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Vrijednosnice OS moved-up to ninth place, which they share with Alkar Sinj. Borik Puntamika at the other side dropped to the eighth position with five games lost. Vrijednosnice OS's next round opponent will be higher ranked Krizevci (#5) on the road and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
The game between fifth ranked Zadar (5-3) and 11th ranked Dubrovnik (1-7) in Zadar on Saturday ended with biggest points difference. Zadar outscored guests from Dubrovnik 101-64. It was a good game for Ivica Radic who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Zadar moved-up to second place, which they share with Kvarner 2010 and Zabok. Loser Dubrovnik stay at the bottom position with seven games lost. Zadar will face league's second-placed Kvarner 2010 in Rijeka in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Dubrovnik will play at home against Jolly (#7) in Sibenik.



Zadar - Dubrovnik 101-64

The game between fifth ranked Zadar (5-3) and 11th ranked Dubrovnik (1-7) in Zadar on Saturday ended with biggest points difference. Zadar outscored guests from Dubrovnik 101-64. The game was mostly controlled by Zadar. Dubrovnik was better in third quarter 20-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Zadar dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to Dubrovnik's 28. Zadar forced 25 Dubrovnik turnovers and outrebounded them 47-22 including a 22-3 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a good game for forward Ivica Radic (207-90) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds. Center Franko Kastropil (212-84) contributed with 8 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. Four Zadar players scored in double figures. Forward Roko Ciklic (196-83) answered with 13 points and 5 rebounds and forward Frano Karac (207-79) added 16 points in the effort for Dubrovnik. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Zadar moved-up to second place, which they share with Kvarner 2010 and Zabok. Loser Dubrovnik stay at the bottom position with seven games lost. Zadar will face league's second-placed Kvarner 2010 in Rijeka in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Dubrovnik will play at home against Jolly (#7) in Sibenik.
Top scorers:
Zadar: I.Radic 19+12reb+3ast, S.Olivari 11+5reb+1ast, F.Sango 11, A.Delas 11+1reb+1ast, M.Ramljak 10+6reb+2ast, F.Kastropil 8+13reb
Dubrovnik: F.Karac 16+3reb, R.Ciklic 13+5reb+2ast, M.Peric 12+1reb+1ast, N.Dosen 8+5reb+3ast, I.Begic 6+1reb+1ast, M.Lucic 6+5reb+1ast
gschID: 149428


Jolly - KK Split 88-69

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked KK Split (6-2) in Sibenik on Saturday night. Visitors were rolled over by eighth ranked Jolly (4-4) 88-69. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of KK Split. The hosts trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 4-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 88-69. Jolly dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to KK Split's 42. They outrebounded KK Split 40-27 including 19 on the offensive glass. It was a good game for American guard Ronald Ross (188-83, college: Texas Tech) who led his team to a victory with 25 points and 6 rebounds. Forward Mate Mrva (195-83) contributed with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Four Jolly players scored in double figures. Swingman Josip Sobin (203-89) answered with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds and guard Ivan Mimica (193-80) added 14 points in the effort for KK Split. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Jolly moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Svjetlost. KK Split at the other side still keeps top position with two games lost. Jolly is looking forward to face bottom-ranked Dubrovnik (#11) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. KK Split will play against Zabok (#3) in Zabok and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Jolly: R.Ross 25+6reb+3ast, M.Mrva 18+12reb+3ast, I.Josipovic 18+9reb, H.Puljko 12+4reb+3ast, S.Rezic 7+3reb+2ast, T.Gabric 6+4reb
KK Split: J.Sobin 18+11reb+3ast, I.Mimica 14+4reb+3ast, D.Vukovic 11+1ast, S.Subotic 8+3reb+5ast, F.Najev 7+2reb, J.Matic 3+2reb
gschID: 149429


Svjetlost - Zabok 85-83

Important game to mention about took place in Slavonski Brod. Seventh ranked Svjetlost (4-4) saved a 2-point victory at home edging second-best Zabok (5-3) 85-83 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Zabok. The hosts were already 12 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 25-15 Zabok's run in the last quarter cut the lead to 85-83 at the end of the game. Svjetlost dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Zabok's 38 and made 16-of-19 charity shots (84.2 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Zabok 31-18 including 22 on the defensive glass. The former international guard Ivan Tomeljak (194-79) stepped up and scored 32 points and 9 assists for the winners and center Matija Poscic (207-85, college: De Paul) chipped in 16 points and 9 rebounds (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field). The best for the losing side was guard Domagoj Basic (190-86) with 21 points and 4 assists (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line) and guard Filip Kruslin (198-89, agency: Interperformances) scored 13 points. Five Zabok players scored in double figures. Zabok's coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Svjetlost moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Jolly. Zabok at the other side keeps the second position with three games lost. They share it with Zadar and Kvarner 2010. Svjetlost will play against Alkar Sinj (#9) at home in the next round. Zabok will play against the league's leader KK Split (#1) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Svjetlost: I.Tomeljak 32+3reb+9ast, M.Poscic 16+9reb+1ast, F.Basljan 13+6reb+2ast, I.Papac 7+4reb, P.Zivkovic 5+6reb+2ast, M.Karlovic 4+2reb+3ast
Zabok: D.Basic 21+4ast, S.Jankovic 16+1reb, F.Kruslin 13+3reb+2ast, R.Lez 10+3reb+1ast, L.Pesut 10+3reb+1ast, D.Bubalo 8+3reb
gschID: 149425


Alkar Sinj - Krizevci 92-87 OT

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Krizevci (5-4) against ninth ranked Alkar Sinj (3-5) on Saturday night. Visiting Krizevci was defeated by Alkar Sinj in a tough game in Sinj in overtime87-92. The hosts trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 21-11 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to tie the game at the end of regular time. They were better in overtime eventually winning that period 17-12. Alkar Sinj made 18-of-22 free shots (81.8 percent) during the game. They also forced 19 Krizevci turnovers. Swingman Franjo Bubalo (194-88) nailed 20 points and 5 assists for the winning side and guard Roko Rogic (185-92) accounted for 18 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Alkar Sinj's coach Stipe Blajic used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. Forward Luka Zitko (201-81) came up with a double-double by scoring 24 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals and Bosnian center Frano Colak (205-77, agency: Court Side) added 18 points and 7 rebounds respectively for Krizevci in the defeat. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Alkar Sinj maintains ninth place with 3-5 record, which they share with Darda. Newly promoted Krizevci dropped to the fifth position with four games lost. Alkar Sinj will meet higher ranked Svjetlost (#6) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Krizevci will play against Vrijednosnice OS in Darda and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Alkar Sinj: F.Bubalo 20+4reb+5ast, R.Rogic 18+6reb+4ast, J.Lozancic 18+5reb+1ast, N.Gaurina 13+4reb+2ast, M.Modric 10+10reb+2ast, Z.Zupic 10+9reb+2ast
Krizevci: L.Zitko 24+10reb+5ast, F.Colak 18+7reb, I.Svoboda 15+3reb+1ast, I.Buva 10+6reb, M.Gligora 10+1reb, J.Glavinic 6+1reb+4ast
gschID: 149426


Darda - Borik 69-68

A very interesting game took place in Darda. It ended with only one-point defeat on the road of higher ranked Borik Puntamika (4-5) to tenth ranked Vrijednosnice OS (3-5) 69-68 on Saturday evening. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Borik Puntamika won third quarter 26-20. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The best player for the winners was Bosnian center Mato Peraica (203-81) who scored 17 points and 5 rebounds. Swingman Ivan Milenkovic (200-88) chipped in 12 points and 6 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was power forward Marino Sarlija (207-89) who recorded 17 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) and swingman Marino Jurjevic (193-84) added 16 points respectively. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Vrijednosnice OS moved-up to ninth place, which they share with Alkar Sinj. Borik Puntamika at the other side dropped to the eighth position with five games lost. Vrijednosnice OS's next round opponent will be higher ranked Krizevci (#5) on the road and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Darda: M.Peraica 17+5reb+2ast, I.Milenkovic 12+6reb+3ast, R.Jugo 11+1reb+1ast, L.Panduric 6+6reb+2ast, Z.Ridl 6+8reb+1ast, D.Meznaric 5+1reb+1ast
Borik: M.Sarlija 17+5reb+6ast, M.Jurjevic 16+4reb+1ast, M.Grabovac 13+1reb, P.Maric 9+5reb+4ast, M.Cakarun 6+2reb, T.Ramljak 5+10reb
gschID: 149427




Stats Leaders - A1
Points Per Game
 Ivan MIMICA
  KK Split
  (193-G-80)
  Avg: 21.9
 1. Mimica, KK Split21.9 
 2. Ceskovic, Kvarner19.6 
 3. Ross, Jolly18.5 
 4. Tomeljak, Svjet.17.5 
 5. Mrva, Jolly16.8 
 6. Simovic, Kvarner16.8 
 7. Sarlija, Borik15.9 
 8. Cakarun, Borik14.4 
 9. Sobin, KK Split14.4 
 10. Vrbanc, Zadar14.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marijan CAKARUN
  Borik
  (--90)
  Avg: 8
 1. Cakarun, Borik8.0 
 2. Simovic, Kvarner7.7 
 3. Radic, Zadar7.6 
 4. Kastropil, Zadar7.3 
 5. Poscic, Svjetlost7.3 
 6. Peraica, Darda7.1 
 7. Ridl, Darda7.0 
 8. Ivanov, Zadar6.9 
 9. Zupic, Alkar Sinj6.6 
 10. Sobin, KK Split6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Josip GLAVINIC
  Krizevci
  (192-G-82)
  Avg: 7.9
 1. Glavinic, Krizevci7.9 
 2. Tomeljak, Svjet.6.6 
 3. Ross, Jolly4.1 
 4. Ceskovic, Kvarner4.0 
 5. Mimica, KK Split3.8 
 6. Subotic, KK Split3.8 
 7. Dosen, Dubrovnik3.6 
 8. Katic, KK Split3.3 
 9. Salamun, Kvarner3.0 
 10. Tomas, Zabok2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Ronald ROSS
  Jolly
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Ross, Jolly3.6 
 2. Mimica, KK Split2.3 
 3. Zadnik, Zadar2.0 
 4. Zivkovic, Svjetlost1.8 
 5. Surina, Kvarner1.8 
 6. Blazevic, Borik1.8 
 7. Ridl, Darda1.7 
 8. Katic, KK Split1.7 
 9. Milenkovic, Darda1.6 
 10. Salamun, Kvarner1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Zeljko ZUPIC
  Alkar Sinj
  (205-F-81)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Zupic, Alkar Sinj1.4 
 2. Ridl, Darda1.2 
 3. Sarlija, Borik1.1 
 4. Vukovic, KK Split1.0 
 5. Cakarun, Borik0.9 
 6. Sobin, KK Split0.9 
 7. Kastropil, Zadar0.9 
 8. Curkovic, Alkar Si.0.7 
 9. Gaurina, Alkar Sinj0.7 
 10. Buva, Krizevci0.6 


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A great Road win for Keravnos against the last year's champions - by Chris Mammides
Keravnos Strovolou of Coach Yiannaras won quite easily the game which just ended in last year's champion team of Etha Engomis with 58-72 and proved once more that this season belongs to Strovolos!
An amazing fourth quarter was all the money for the visiting site of Keravnos who saw the American forward
Wiliam Hatcher (188-PG-84, college: Miami, OH) in the best game with the the jersey of Keravnos since he joined the team.
The game was a derby with the home team starting the game aggressively and showing its moods by dominating totally the first period which ended with 15-7 with the trio Watkins Massamba and Dabkus dominating in both edges while Keravnos which started the game with a bit of low psychology due to the game in Germany and the big loss, saw its players not to be able to score and especially
Wiliam Hatcher and Chan with Frazier being in a very bad shape this first period.

The second period with Ray, Lalovic and Tutt keep scoring from allover the court while Keravnos players still being in a low productivity and not so good shape, 3.53' before the end of the first half the score was 25-14 for Etha and Coach Konstnatinidis being quite satisfied from his players and their performance. Trisokkas and
Wiliam Hatcher the last phase of the first half 'Woke-up' and in less than 4 minutes succeeded to cut the deficit in just a basket 32-30 and changing totally the momentum of the game. Keravnos players succeeded a 7-16 in the last 3.53' which were also the turning point of the game overall!

The third period started with Keravnos taking the lead for the first time in the game with a three pointer from Frazier (36-37) 6.57' before the end of the 3rd period, Etha's players and especially Tutt and Massamba reacted and took a new lead 2.12' before the end of the game with 49-47 and then and on
Wiliam Hatcher begun his crescent, he first balanced the game to the 49-49 which was the score of the 3rd period and...

In the 4th period it was
Wiliam Hatcher's time, the American player scored his 11 out of 26 points in the fourth period but the things were not so simple as the score at the first five minutes was going basket to basket and 4.57' before the end of the game the score was 56-58 in a total derby with Keravnos winning and losing the lead every other defense. Wiliam Hatcher scored a crucial 3points to reshape the score to 56-61 and Coach Konstantinidis got his time-out to calm his team and give to his players' new instructions as on how to defend and how to 'knock' Keravnos in its weak points. That was it, Jackson did his 5th personal and was sent off while Keravnos's player got fire and begun an amazing scoring crescent with Wiliam Hatcher reaching his overall points (26) 4.26' before the end of the game to shape the score to 56-62 before Moore and Dragicevic bring the score to a double digit for the first time in the game 56-66 3.31' before the end of the game. Ray's two consecutive turnovers actually put an end to the game as the score became 56-70 with very good defense by Keravnos players who blocked all the key player of Etha at the end with the home team couldn't score from any place. The score became 58-72 after 2 free throws from Moore 1.20' before the end and remain like that until the very end as both teams remain pointless the last minute.
MVP of the game was
Wiliam Hatcher
A fair road win for Keravnos which was much better and more solid than Etha who proved once more that is not the Etha we all knew from last year as King's 'hole' is huge for the Engomis team.
Top Scorers:
Intercollege Etha Engomis: Massamba 13 points, 6 assists and 3 rebounds, Ray 11 points 5 rebounds and 4 turnovers, Watkins 10 points 7 rebounds and 3 turnovers
Keravnos Strovolou:
Wiliam Hatcher 26 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists, Trisokkas 11 points and 4 rebounds, Frazier 9 points and 5 rebounds




In the other game of this week's First division games, ENAD succeeded to win the 'cypriot' team of Proteas Danoi AEL in Limassol with 70-86 With AEL playing onl with local players and Radunovic in its roster. The game was a derby only the first period when the home team got a small lead which gave her an one point lead by the end of the first period but then and on the American players of ENAD dominated in both edges and with Reed scoring 24 points followed by Wilson with 14 and Wells with 12 ended the game from the 2nd period as the score became 35-46 by the end of the first half while the second half the visiting site of Coach Argyrou simply kept this deficit for the team.

Top perfomers for AEL were Palalas with 25 points and Liatsos with 14 while Radunovic's new double-double with 13points and 13 rebounds in well taken.









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


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  CZECH REPUBLIC   


The best NBL game of the season? - by Levy Nagy
This might be my last game review for Eurobasket.com as I am fed up with the trolls and people who write reviews based only on the statistics; basketball is a wonderful sport you can truly understand only if you play it or watch it live and not just sitting behind your office desk and analyzing.

Todays game between Astrum Levice and USK Praha was a big test for both teams. Both teams fans were connected to the game like never before because of the intensity of the play. The Slovak team is in the middle of the rebuilding process: they changed their coach and two of their new foreign players havent arrived yet (coincidentally, they both play on the center position in the rebound department where Astrum is lacking). They came to Prague with 5 starters and only 4 bench players (3 of them were substituted in during this game). Astrum Levice still has a long way to go to make it work but they are playing good quality basket. You can also see that in the number of fans following them to Hala Folimanka today when there were about 200 loud fans in the stands to support them. USK Praha has the same confidence at the start of every home game but because they take the lead early that makes it very hard for them to keep their high pace until the end and they always end up even with the opposite team and battling in the last seconds of the 4th quarter. They did this 3 or 4 games in a row when they played at home in Prague. If you have heart problems you better stay at home, indeed!

This Saturdays game in Prague brought a few extraordinary facts. Both teams scored over 50% on the floor maybe because of the presence on the court of two of the top scorers in NBL. And we had not just one but two overtime periods at the end of the regular time! If you have a look at the scoreboard you wont understand too much except of course numbers; but if you attended the game you should consider yourself lucky giving the show some of the players put up but also the tactical battle between these two teams. Astrum Levice got a very good deal with their new coach while USK Prahas Ken Scalabroni is still struggling in key moments forgetting he can call a timeout to get a better inbound when his players are under pressure or when there are only 2 seconds left in the game - and we all know that a last seconds timeout gives you the ball at halfcourt making it easier to score a buzzerbeater and win a game. But no, they must like adrenaline instead of keeping it simple. Some say a good coach is the one who puts pressure on his players and lets them find solutions on their own; I would say a coach is to make things easier for the players who are already tired and pumped up because of the clash on the court - but that's just me.

Keaton Grant (193-G-86, college: Purdue) is probably the best guard Prague arena has seen in years; no wonder he is the best in the league so far. He sent a block at the end of the game which made everybody in the stands quiet: nobody moved or breathe for 2 or 3 seconds! Grant impressed everybody with the energy he emanates, with the acrobatic moves and the soft touch of his shooting. He is not a selfish player at all; he also played for the team when they needed that. We could easily say he is a dream team player really, a player who - according to someone in the stands - makes all your money worth it. I would add he could easily play on any NBA team's roster, probably as a starter. He shot 34 points in this game (12/21 in two points, 2/5 in three points, 4/4 in free throws) and had 12 rebounds (!), 1 block, 3 assists, 4 steals but also 10 turnovers (!). One strange thing happened to Keaton Grant when he wasnt able to get off the trap made by two USK Praha players, he still had the ball on him and he called for timeout but...the referee didnt call it because he...wasnt sure a player can call a timeout. So, Grant lost the ball and USK Praha made their basket to even the score and enter the overtime.

Peter Sedmak (207-C-85) is the other top scorer and despite the fact he is sometimes obsessed with his own image and he is too pushy on his teammates we must recognize his huge talent and his ambition to win which is something you cant learn in school nor from your coach. He was the only player with a vision from USK Praha when he scored a 3 pointer in the last seconds to send the game in overtime. He had 28 points (9/14 in two points, 1/3 in three points, 7/8 in free throws), 8 rebounds but also 4 turnovers.

Michal Sotnar (189-PG-92) had become a real playmaker this year. In my opinion he is the biggest surprise for USK Praha this year. You can finally trust his ball handling and his shooting when it is needed. He played for 46 minutes today (!), had 13 points (4/7 in two points, 1/1 in three points, 2/3 in free throws), 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal but also 3 turnovers.

Stanislav Votroubek (212-C-81) couldnt really afford to shoot his everyday three pointers at his own pace because USK Praha played with not much tactics today and they were busy trying to find passing lanes inside to beat the last defender. He shot only 2 of 10 three pointers but he was a real giant under the basket with 16 rebounds (!) and 2 blocked shots. Vojtech Hruban (202-F-89) had the same problem with the three point shooting (0 of 9!!) but he still scored 23 points and he sealed the victory with two free throws. He was 8/14 in two points, 7/9 in free throws and had 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals but also 4 turnovers.

Three players fouled out with 5 fouls: Michal Mares (193-G-92), Michal Vocetka (198-G/F-87) and Jaroslav Moravek (200-F/C-92).

Another player Astrum Levice relied on was Dior Lowhorn (201-F-87, college: USF) who tried to outrebound USK Prahas big men but he got tired in the overtime and he wasnt efficient anymore. He played 43 minutes and had 14 points (6/13 in two points, 0/2 in three points, 2/4 in free throws), 9 rebounds, 1 assists but also 1 turnover. The new acquisition and veteran guard of the national team of Slovakia, Martin Sykora (190-G/F-81) played well for 17 minutes but he scored only 5 points (1/2 in two points, 1/4 in three points) and had 4 rebounds and 1 steal.

All in one, this was an exceptional game and probably the best of this season in Czech Republic. If you missed it you can still watch it recorded here: http://basketbal.tvcom.cz/Zapas/Soutez-Mattoni-NBL/Cast-Zakladni/Pohlavi-Muzi/Sezona-2011-2012/10489-USK Praha-Praha-Astrum-Levice.htm But next time try to follow your favourite team and go to their arena to enjoy the real show.



NBL Round 16 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News
The most interesting game of round 16 in the NBL was only one-point a home defeat of 3rd ranked BK Prostejov (12-3) to second ranked BC Kolin (13-2) 82-81. It ended the five-game winning streak of BK Prostejov. It was a key game for the second position in the league. BK Prostejov was trailing by 2 points at halftime but managed to get 6-point lead after three quarters before a 24-17 charge of BC Kolin, which allowed them to win the game. They made 19-of-23 free shots (82.6 percent) during the game. Worth to mention a great performance of American point guard Rashaan Ames (184-78, college: Shaw) who helped to win the game recording 18 points and 6 rebounds and forward David Machac (204-80) who added 14 points and 11 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side American center Travis Peterson (208-85, college: Samford, agency: Edge Sports) responded with 15 points and 9 rebounds. BK Prostejov's coach Zbynek Choleva tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. BC Kolin have an impressive nine-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 13-2 record behind leader CEZ Nymburk. BK Prostejov at the other side dropped to the fourth place with three games lost. BC Kolin are looking forward to face BK Pardubice (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day. BK Prostejov will play against BK Usti nad Labem and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
Bottom-ranked Inter Bratislava managed to get a third victory, breaking the three-game losing streak. This time they won against seventh-ranked BK Usti nad Labem 88-84. The winners were led by Serbian guard Mitar Trivunovic (196-77) who scored that evening 27 points and Kevin Bridgewaters supported him with 16 points and 7 rebounds. Even 23 points and 6 rebounds by American forward Joshua Dollard (203-86, college: USC Aiken) did not help to save the game for BK Usti nad Labem. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Inter Bratislava (3-13) moved-up to thirteenth place. Newly promoted BK Usti nad Labem dropped to the eighth position with nine games lost. Inter Bratislava will play against higher ranked Basketbal Svitavy (#9) at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. BK Usti nad Labem will play against BK Prostejov having rather not much hope for a victory.
NBL top team - CEZ Nymburk (14-1) had no problems winning another game on Friday. This time they crushed fifth ranked BK Decin (10-6) 75-47. Lamayne Wilson fired 19 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. CEZ Nymburk's coach felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Tarvis Williams produced a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 rebounds for lost side. CEZ Nymburk have an impressive 13-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 14-1 record. Loser BK Decin keeps the fifth place with six games lost. CEZ Nymburk will meet bottom-ranked B&W Opava (#14) on the road in the next round which should be another easy win for them. BK Decin will play against Levharti Chomutov (#11) and hope to secure a win.
Ninth-ranked Levice (5-11) gave a tough game to sixth ranked USK Praha (9-7). USK Praha managed to secure only four-point victory 85-81. However their fans expected easier game. It was a very good performance for Peter Sedmak who helped to win the game recording 28 points and 8 rebounds. USK Praha have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain sixth position with 9-7 record. Levice lost seventh consecutive game. They dropped to the tenth place with 11 games lost. USK Praha's next round opponent will be BK Loko Plzen (#12) on the road where they are favorite. Levice will play against NH Ostrava.

There were no shocking results in the other games in round 16: Plzen was destroyed by BK Pardubice on the opponent's court 73-47. Svitavy outscored Chomutov in a home game 96-75. B&W Opava recorded a loss to NH Ostrava on the road 89-77.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 34 points (!!!) and 12 rebounds by Keaton Grant of Levice.



BK Pardubice - Plzen 73-47

Very expected game when 11th ranked BK Loko Plzen (5-11) was crushed on the road by fourth ranked BK Pardubice (13-3) 73-47. The game without a history. BK Pardubice led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 16-of-21 charity shots (76.2 percent) during the game. BK Pardubice outrebounded BK Loko Plzen 54-27 including a 39-21 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a very good performance for American guard Maurice Hampton (188-84, college: Austin Peay St.) who helped to win the game recording 22 points and 5 rebounds. International center Zbynek Pospisil (205-81) contributed with 8 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Forward Ladislav Toth (196-83) replied with 14 points and 5 rebounds and the former international guard Stepan Vrubl (186-76) added 4 points in the effort for BK Loko Plzen. 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 five-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place. BK Loko Plzen at the other side dropped to the tenth position with 11 games lost. BK Pardubice's next round opponent will be league's second-placed BC Kolin at home and it will be for sure the game of the week. BK Loko Plzen will play against USK Praha (#6).
Top scorers:
BK Pardubice: M.Hampton 22+5reb+1ast, J.Cernosek 9+5reb, Z.Pospisil 8+8reb+2ast, M.Arnold 6+12reb, P.Bohacik 6+3reb+1ast, L.Kotas 5+1reb+5ast
Plzen: L.Toth 14+5reb+1ast, P.Frana 6+2reb, K.Riha 5+2ast, S.Vrubl 4+2reb+3ast, M.Kozlik 4+1reb+2ast, L.Pecka 4+3reb
gschID: 136678


BK Prostejov - BC Kolin 81-82

The most interesting game of round 16 in the NBL was only one-point a home defeat of 3rd ranked BK Prostejov (12-3) to second ranked BC Kolin (13-2) 82-81. It ended the five-game winning streak of BK Prostejov. It was a key game for the second position in the league. BK Prostejov was trailing by 2 points at halftime but managed to get 6-point lead after three quarters before a 24-17 charge of BC Kolin, which allowed them to win the game. They made 19-of-23 free shots (82.6 percent) during the game. Worth to mention a great performance of American point guard Rashaan Ames (184-78, college: Shaw) who helped to win the game recording 18 points and 6 rebounds and forward David Machac (204-80) who added 14 points and 11 rebounds during the contest. Four BC Kolin players scored in double figures. At the losing side American center Travis Peterson (208-85, college: Samford, agency: Edge Sports) responded with 15 points and 9 rebounds and his fellow American import guard Jamar Smith (191-87, college: S.Indiana, agency: KMG Sports Management) scored 16 points. BK Prostejov's coach Zbynek Choleva tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. BC Kolin have an impressive nine-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 13-2 record behind leader CEZ Nymburk. BK Prostejov at the other side dropped to the fourth place with three games lost. BC Kolin are looking forward to face BK Pardubice (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day. BK Prostejov will play against BK Usti nad Labem and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
BC Kolin: C.Barnes 19+3reb+1ast, R.Ames 18+6reb+3ast, D.Machac 14+11reb+1ast, J.Jelinek 13+5reb, R.Marko 8+2reb+4ast, S.Zuzak 6+6reb
BK Prostejov: J.Smith 16+2reb, T.Peterson 15+9reb+3ast, M.Venta 11+5reb+1ast, K.Svrdlik 9+4reb, J.Prasil 8+4reb+2ast, A.Eitutavicius 6+1reb+1ast
gschID: 136679


Inter Bratislava - Usti n/Labem 88-84

Bottom-ranked Inter Bratislava managed to get a third victory, breaking the three-game losing streak. This time they won against seventh-ranked BK Usti nad Labem 88-84. It looked good early as BK Usti nad Labem took an 9-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Inter Bratislava took control winning next two quarters and eventually winning the game that evening by 4 points. They made 27-of-30 charity shots (90.0 percent) during the game. Inter Bratislava outrebounded BK Usti nad Labem 46-31 including a 32-21 advantage in offensive rebounds. BK Usti nad Labem was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. The winners were led by Serbian guard Mitar Trivunovic (196-77) who scored that evening 27 points and American guard Kevin Bridgewaters (175-84, college: Chattanooga) supported him with 16 points and 7 rebounds. Even 23 points and 6 rebounds by American forward Joshua Dollard (203-86, college: USC Aiken) did not help to save the game for BK Usti nad Labem. His fellow American import guard Thaddeus McFadden (188-87, college: Fairmont St., agency: Stanley International) added 14 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists for lost side. Five Inter Bratislava and four BK Usti nad Labem players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Inter Bratislava (3-13) moved-up to thirteenth place. Newly promoted BK Usti nad Labem dropped to the eighth position with nine games lost. Inter Bratislava will play against higher ranked Basketbal Svitavy (#9) at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. BK Usti nad Labem will play against BK Prostejov having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Inter Bratislava: M.Trivunovic 27+4reb, K.Bridgewaters 16+7reb+3ast, A.Kuffa 15+8reb+2ast, S.Gavran 10+5reb+2ast, M.Pesic 10+10reb+1ast, M.Williams 6+3reb
Usti n/Labem: J.Dollard 23+6reb, T.McFadden 14+5reb+6ast, L.Longmire 13+2reb+3ast, J.Tyrna 13+9reb, T.Hruby 8+3reb, J.Holanda 7+1reb+3ast
gschID: 136680


Svitavy - Chomutov 96-75

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both twelfth ranked Basketbal Svitavy and 10th ranked Levharti Chomutov had identical 5-10 record. This time Basketbal Svitavy used a home court advantage and smashed the opponent from Chomutov 96-75. The game was mostly controlled by Basketbal Svitavy. Levharti Chomutov was better in third quarter 21-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a great shooting night for Basketbal Svitavy especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.6 percentage. They brought some defensive toughness making 7 blocks. It was a very good performance for American guard Ravone George (193-83, college: Alabama) who helped to win the game recording 17 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists. Guard Lubos Moravec (185-89) contributed with 18 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Forward Zdenek Hanzlik (200-87) replied with 12 points and 8 rebounds and Canadian-Jamaican forward Richard Anderson (199-77) added 10 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Levharti Chomutov. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Basketbal Svitavy (6-10) moved-up to ninth place. Levharti Chomutov lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the tenth position with 11 games lost. Basketbal Svitavy's next round opponent will be Inter Bratislava (#13) on the road. Levharti Chomutov will play against BK Decin.
Top scorers:
Svitavy: L.Moravec 18+5reb+4ast, R.George 17+5reb+8ast, P.Mroz 14+6reb, T.Teply 9+1reb+2ast, P.Harcar 9+3reb, L.Horak 9+2reb+1ast
Chomutov: Z.Hanzlik 12+8reb+1ast, P.Stanek 11+1ast, R.Anderson 10+7reb+1ast, D.D. 9+1reb+2ast, J.Krakovic 8+4reb+1ast, M.Jakes 8+3reb
gschID: 136674


CEZ Nymburk - BK Decin 75-47

NBL top team - CEZ Nymburk (14-1) had no problems winning another game on Friday. This time they crushed fifth ranked BK Decin (10-6) 75-47. The game was mostly controlled by CEZ Nymburk. BK Decin managed to win third quarter 10-7. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. CEZ Nymburk dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to BK Decin's 30. They outrebounded BK Decin 47-29 including a 34-20 advantage in offensive rebounds. American forward Lamayne Wilson (204-80, college: Troy) fired 19 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. The other American import center Andrew Naymick (211-85, agency: Warren Sports International) chipped in 11 points and 9 rebounds. CEZ Nymburk's coach felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American power forward Tarvis Williams (205-78, college: Hampton, agency: TSS Management) produced a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 rebounds and the former international center Jakub Houska (206-82) added 3 points and 9 rebounds respectively for lost side. CEZ Nymburk have an impressive 13-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 14-1 record. Loser BK Decin keeps the fifth place with six games lost. CEZ Nymburk will meet bottom-ranked B&W Opava (#14) on the road in the next round which should be another easy win for them. BK Decin will play against Levharti Chomutov (#11) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
CEZ Nymburk: L.Wilson 19+6reb+1ast, A.Naymick 11+9reb+3ast, P.Benda 10+8reb+1ast, P.Pumprla 9+3reb+2ast, M.Lenzly 7+3reb+3ast, M.Kremen 6+6reb+2ast
BK Decin: T.Williams 11+10reb+1ast, A.Alic 10+2reb, L.Stria 7+2reb+2ast, J.Boyer 5+1reb+1ast, T.Pomikalek 4, L.Sanders 4+2reb
gschID: 136675


NH Ostrava - B&W Opava 89-77

Not a big story in a game when 13th ranked B&W Opava (2-14) was defeated on the road by eighth ranked NH Ostrava (7-9) 89-77. The game was mostly controlled by NH Ostrava. B&W Opava was better in third quarter 15-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a very good performance for American center James Hughes (211-83, college: N.Illinois, agency: I.D.S. Law) who helped to win the game recording 16 points and 7 rebounds. Guard Jan Stehlik (182-86) contributed with 13 points for the winners. NH Ostrava's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Guard Petr Dokoupil (191-88) replied with 20 points and 6 rebounds and forward Jakub Blazek (203-80) added 12 points in the effort for B&W Opava. Five NH Ostrava and four B&W Opava players scored in double figures. NH Ostrava moved-up to seventh place. B&W Opava at the other side dropped to the bottom position with 14 games lost. NH Ostrava's next round opponent will be Levice (#10) on the road. B&W Opava will play against the league's leader CEZ Nymburk (#1) having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
NH Ostrava: J.Aleksejevs 16+2reb, J.Hughes 16+7reb, J.Stehlik 13+3reb+2ast, L.Jurecka 11+3reb+3ast, M.Gniadek 10+3reb+2ast, F.Zbranek 7+2reb
B&W Opava: P.Dokoupil 20+6reb+1ast, J.Blazek 12+4reb+2ast, R.Klecka 10+3reb+2ast, J.Sirina 10+3reb+2ast, M.Kolovrat 9+3reb, M.Vanak 8+1reb
gschID: 136676


USK Praha - Levice 85-81 OT

Ninth-ranked Levice (5-11) gave a tough game to sixth ranked USK Praha (9-7). USK Praha managed to secure only four-point victory 85-81. However their fans expected easier game. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Levice won third quarter 19-10. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening, at least not yet. The game turned upside-down in the last quarter, where Levice used huge pressure winning it 21-18 getting a tie at the end of regular time. They lost eventually overtime period 12-16. USK Praha made 17-of-22 charity shots (77.3 percent) during the game. It was a very good performance for Slovakian center Peter Sedmak (207-85) who helped to win the game recording 28 points and 8 rebounds. International forward Vojtech Hruban (202-89) contributed with 23 points and 4 assists for the winners. American guard Keaton Grant (193-86, college: Purdue) replied with a double-double by scoring 34 points (!!!) and 12 rebounds and his fellow American import forward Dior Lowhorn (201-87, college: USF) added 14 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Levice. USK Praha have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain sixth position with 9-7 record. Levice lost seventh consecutive game. They dropped to the tenth place with 11 games lost. USK Praha's next round opponent will be BK Loko Plzen (#12) on the road where they are favorite. Levice will play against NH Ostrava.
Top scorers:
USK Praha: P.Sedmak 28+8reb, V.Hruban 23+4reb+4ast, M.Sotnar 13+7reb+3ast, J.Slavik 7+4reb, S.Votroubek 6+16reb+1ast, M.Soukup 4+2reb+2ast
Levice: K.Grant 34+12reb+3ast, D.Lowhorn 14+9reb+1ast, J.Moravek 11+6reb+1ast, S.Stemberger 9+2reb+4ast, S.M. 5+4reb, R.Klein 3+1reb
gschID: 136677




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


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


Stats Leaders - NBL
Points Per Game
 Keaton GRANT
  Levice
  (193-G-86)
  Avg: 19.5
 1. Grant, Levice19.5 
 2. Sedmak, USK Praha19.0 
 3. Henderson, Levice18.5 
 4. Lowery, Chomutov17.9 
 5. Wright, Chomutov17.9 
 6. McFadden, Usti n.17.3 
 7. Houska, BK Decin16.7 
 8. Hruban, USK Praha16.2 
 9. Longmire, Usti n.15.9 
 10. Wilson, CEZ N.15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Andrew NAYMICK
  CEZ N.
  (211-C-85)
  Avg: 9.2
 1. Naymick, CEZ N.9.2 
 2. Votroubek, USK P.9.0 
 3. Arnold, BK Pardu.8.8 
 4. Gadri-N., BK Prost.8.1 
 5. Meno, Svitavy7.5 
 6. Houska, BK Decin7.4 
 7. Peterson, BK Prost.6.9 
 8. Hughes, NH Ostrava6.7 
 9. Blazek, B&W Opava6.5 
 10. Hruby, Usti n.6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Michal SOTNAR
  USK Praha
  (189-PG-92)
  Avg: 5
 1. Sotnar, USK Praha5.0 
 2. Barnes, BC Kolin4.9 
 3. Vrubl, Plzen4.8 
 4. Wright, Chomutov4.6 
 5. George, Svitavy3.6 
 6. Lawrence, CEZ N.3.5 
 7. Bridgewaters, Inte.3.3 
 8. McFadden, Usti n.3.3 
 9. Boyer, BK Decin3.1 
 10. Ames, BC Kolin3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Radim KLECKA
  B&W Opava
  (190-G-90)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Klecka, B&W Opava2.8 
 2. Pumprla, CEZ N.2.6 
 3. Wright, Chomutov2.4 
 4. Sirina, B&W Opava2.2 
 5. McFadden, Usti n.2.2 
 6. Ames, BC Kolin2.0 
 7. Grant, Levice1.9 
 8. Inge, NH Ostrava1.8 
 9. Lowery, Chomutov1.8 
 10. Hruban, USK Praha1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Bertengeh GADRI-NICHOLSON
  BK Prost.
  (208-C-83)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Gadri-N., BK Prost.1.7 
 2. Hughes, NH Ostrava1.7 
 3. Naymick, CEZ N.1.3 
 4. Grant, Levice1.3 
 5. Meno, Svitavy1.1 
 6. Henderson, Levice0.8 
 7. Spralja, CEZ N.0.8 
 8. Houska, BK Decin0.7 
 9. Slavik, USK Praha0.6 
 10. Houska, BK Decin0.6 


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  D-LEAGUE   


Standings
D-League Standings
East Conference
 1. Ft.Wayne MA 2-0 
 2. Dakota W. 2-2 
 3. Iowa E. 2-2 
 4. Springfield A. 1-1 
 5. Erie Bay H. 1-2 
 6. Sioux Falls S. 1-2 
 7. Canton C. 0-2 
 8. Maine RC 0-2 
West Conference
 1. Bakersfield J. 3-0 
 2. Rio Grande VV 3-1 
 3. Tulsa 66ers 3-1 
 4. Los Angeles D. 3-2 
 5. Austin T. 2-0 
 6. Texas L. 1-2 
 7. Idaho S. 1-3 
 8. Reno B. 1-4 


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Charles GARCIA
  Sioux F.
  (206-F-88)
  Avg: 26.3
 1. Garcia, Sioux F.26.3 
 2. Jones, Ft.Wayne MA26.0 
 3. Ahearn, Reno B.25.0 
 4. Sloan, Erie Bay H.24.7 
 5. Thomas, Austin T.24.5 
 6. Famous, Iowa E.23.8 
 7. Dentmon, Austin T.23.0 
 8. Millsap, Los A.22.0 
 9. Smith, Springfield22.0 
 10. Russell, Ft.Wayne.22.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jamal SAMPSON
  Texas L.
  (210-F/C-83)
  Avg: 15
 1. Sampson, Texas L.15.0 
 2. Famous, Iowa E.13.0 
 3. Butch, Bakersfi.11.7 
 4. Lewis, Tulsa 66ers11.5 
 5. Daniels, Erie B.11.3 
 6. Thomas, Austin T.11.0 
 7. Stiemsma, Sioux F.11.0 
 8. Wright, Maine RC10.5 
 9. Reid, Tulsa 66ers9.5 
 10. Goldcamp, Erie B.9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Walker RUSSELL
  Ft.Wayne.
  (183-G-82)
  Avg: 13
 1. Russell, Ft.Wayne.13.0 
 2. Sloan, Erie Bay H.9.7 
 3. Cooksey, Texas L.9.0 
 4. Tinsley, Los A.7.2 
 5. Ewing, Iowa E.7.0 
 6. Ahearn, Reno B.7.0 
 7. Farrakhan, Bakers.6.3 
 8. Major, Bakersfi.6.0 
 9. Ubiles, Dakota W.5.8 
 10. Bozeman, Reno B.5.8 
Steals Per Game
 Elijah MILLSAP
  Los A.
  (198-G-87)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Millsap, Los A.3.7 
 2. Harris, Rio G.2.8 
 3. Tinsley, Los A.2.6 
 4. Fortson, Los A.2.6 
 5. Hamilton, Los A.2.6 
 6. Dentmon, Austin T.2.5 
 7. Reynolds, Maine RC2.5 
 8. Franklin, Canton C.2.5 
 9. Thompson, Erie B.2.3 
 10. McLeod, Canton C.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Gregory STIEMSMA
  Sioux F.
  (211-C-85)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Stiemsma, Sioux F.4.3 
 2. Foster, Idaho S.4.0 
 3. Major, Bakersfi.3.0 
 4. Daniels, Erie B.2.7 
 5. Thompson, Erie B.2.3 
 6. Rogers, Texas L.2.0 
 7. Okwandu, Rio G.2.0 
 8. Goldcamp, Erie B.2.0 
 9. Coleman, Rio G.2.0 
 10. Dove, Dakota W.1.8 


Friday's games - by Eurobasket News
Reno B. - Bakersfield J. 106-110
The Bakersfield Jam are now 3-0 on this young season, and the Reno Bighorns would probably prefer to see a different team, as they lose to the Jam by a 110-106 score in front of 3,279 fans at the Reno Events Center in Nevada. Three of their four losses have come against the Jam, as they drop to 1-4 on the season. The game itself turned out to be a closely fought one, with 15 lead changes and 11 ties. The biggest lead of the night for the Jam was five points, and the Bighorns managed a 10 point margin on two occasions. In the fourth quarter, Reno managed to increase their margin to 10 points, a 94-84 count with 8:22 left on the game clock. That was just a prelude, as the Jam went on a 15-5 run to knot the score at 99-99 with 3:45 left in the game. Much like the last game, the Jam was able to make the plays on both ends, and down the stretch, to secure the victory. On a key possession, Mustapha Farrakhan hit a huge three pointer to put the Jam up 106-104 with 1:52 left, and after a Nick Fazekas jump hook tied it, Juan Pattillo made a clutch jumper with 50 seconds left, and it put the Jam up to stay. After a three point attempt was air-balled by Taj McCulloough, Osiris Eldridge (6'3''-G-88, agency: N.E.T., college: Illinois St.) missed a jumper, but Adam Koch ran down the rebound, saved it and sent it inbounds to Eldridge, who was then fouled to stop the clock. Eldridge then converted the two free throws, increased their lead to 110-106 with 21.1 seconds left, and the defense held on the final possession. In all three games this season, the Jam had five men score in double figures, and Eldridge led the charge with 23 points (13 in the 4th), followed by Farrakhan with 22, Pattillo 18 (off the bench), Renaldo Major 15, and Brian Butch 10. Major had another great all-around game, with 4 rebounds, 7 assists (team high), 1 steal, 3 blocks (team high), and 0 turnovers. As well as his points, Pattillo led the team with 10 rebounds. Reno guard Blake Ahearn (6'2''-PG-84, college: Missouri St.) had a game-high 26 points, Cedric Bozeman added 21, and Fazekas 19. The Jam now returns home to face Rio Grande Valley for a 3 p.m. tipoff on Sunday, December 4th. The game is a rematch of the D-League 1st Round Playoffs from last year. *Courtesy of www.examiner.com

Sioux Falls S. - Los Angeles D. 96-107
The Los Angeles D-Fenders defeated the Sioux Falls Skyforce 107-96 on Friday night at the Sioux Falls Arena. After leading by eight points (62-54) at halftime, Los Angeles built a comfortable lead outscoring Sioux Falls 30-22 in the third quarter and never looked back as they pushed their lead to as many as 19 in the fourth quarter. The teams exchanged leads nine times before halftime until Los Angeles (3-2) broke a 47-47 tie with a bucket by Brandon Costner with 3:52 left in the second quarter. Los Angeles led the rest of the game. Casey Mitchell (6'4''-G-88, college: W.Virginia) kept Sioux Falls (1-2) in the game by scoring 15 of his 21 points in the second quarter. Mitchell hit his first six shots of the game and also finished the game with a season-high six rebounds. Elijah Millsap (6'6''-G-87, agency: Interperformances, college: UAB) led the D-Fenders in scoring with 21 points to go along with seven rebounds, six assists and five steals. Jamaal Tinsley finished with 17 points and a game-high seven assists. Charles Garcia led the Skyforce in scoring for the third straight game with 23 points. Gabe Pruitt had a solid game with 18 points and six assists. The same two teams face off at the Sioux Falls Arena tomorrow night at 7 p.m. CT. *Courtesy of www.ksfy.com

Austin T. - Tulsa 66ers 96-83
Jerome Dyson (6'3''-G-87, college: Connecticut) recorded 17 points and two steals and Curtis Sumpter (6'7''-F-84, college: Villanova) and Ryan Reid both turned in double-doubles, but the Tulsa 66ers (3-1) fell short on the road to the Austin Toros (2-0), 96-83, Friday night. Trailing 47-41 at halftime, the Toros used a 27-11 scoring advantage in the third quarter to surge ahead. Notes: Tulsa's Sumpter posted his first double-double of the 2011-12 campaign with 13 points and 11 rebounds, both season highs for the forward. ... Reid pitched in his second double-double with 11 points and 12 boards. ... Also leading the 66ers off the bench was Xavier Alexander with a season-high 12 points. ... Leading the Toros was Lance Thomas with a game-high 24 points and 16 rebounds. Guard Justin Dentmon pitched in 18 points. Up next: Vs. Austin, 7 p.m. Saturday at the Convention Center *Courtesy of www.tulsaworld.com

Idaho S. - Dakota W. 97-92
One night after the worst loss in franchise history, the Idaho Stampede had two choices: hang their heads and take their lumps again or come out fighting. Idaho chose the latter, and the result was a 97-92 win over the Dakota Wizards on Friday at CenturyLink Arena. 'It was embarrassing,' Seth Tarver (6'5''-G/F-88, college: Oregon St.) said of the previous night's 120-77 defeat at the hands of the Wizards. 'But we came out and worked harder tonight. It's about pride, really.' And defense. And rebounding. It's no coincidence that Idaho's first win came in the first game that it outrebounded the other team. 'It feels a lot better than a loss,' said Tarver, who scored a game-high 22 points. 'The first win seems to be the hardest to get.' He speaks from experience. Last season, the team went 0-7 before winning its first game. This year, Idaho (1-3) dropped three in a row before winning its first contest. Second-year coach Randy Livingston was happier than anyone to get the first win - especially coming off such a devastating loss. 'You can't explain it,' he said. 'We were a little flabbergasted about what happened Thursday night. But I think we kind of found our soul as a team.' The two games could be summed up by their second quarters. Thursday, Dakota (2-2) outscored Idaho 38-19. Friday, Idaho had a 29-12 advantage. Idaho added to the lead in the third quarter, and from there it was just a matter of hanging on. *Courtesy of www.idahostatesman.com

Springfield A. - Ft.Wayne MA 110-118
The Springfield Armor nearly did it again. Another poor shooting night, their second in two games, very nearly equated to a second win for the Armor, but the Fort Wayne Mad Ants held off a late rally to win 118-110 Friday night before 3,620 at the MassMutual Center. Springfield (1-1), which shot 33 percent in its opening-night win over Maine, had a better overall shooting percentage, but was dismal from the 3-point arc and struggled at the foul line. Fort Wayne (2-0), on the other hand, was excellent from long range and from the charity stripe, maximizing every opportunity the Armor gave it. A basket by newcomer Jeff Foote (7'0''-C-88, college: Cornell) (13 points, 12 rebounds) was followed by a Curry steal and a 3-pointer by Jerry Smith (6'2''-PG-84, college: Samford) (22 points) to make it 104-103 with 1:08 to play. But the Armor struggled to score again and the Mad Ants made 4 straight foul shots to pull away. Jones finished with a game-high 31 points and Walker Russell scored 24. *Courtesy of www.masslive.com

Canton C. - Texas L. 88-101
If a line graph were to represent the Canton Charge's performance Friday night, it would start high on the chart. Then, eventually, it would start falling, and falling, and falling. Canton started fast, but couldn't maintain in a 101-88 loss to the Texas Legends in front of 3,300 fans at Memorial Civic Center. The rhythm to the Charge's offense seemed to diminish as the game progressed. Their defensive breakdowns increased, as the Legends shot 30-of-54 (55.6 percent) from the field over the final three quarters. Texas' bigger size wore on the Charge, too. The Legends (1-2) scored 44 points in the paint, tallied 17 second-chance points to the Charge's seven, and outrebounded Canton, 36-23, after the first quarter. And that was without 6-foot-11 Jamal Sampson (ankle). 'Defense and rebounding again,' Charge head coach Alex Jensen summarized. 'You look at the rebounding stats in the first quarter ... we had a good run. We had the lead. Our good defense dictated a good offense. ' (Then) we kind of let our struggles on offense carry over to the defensive end. It's just the consistency of the effort on blocking out.' Texas guard Dominique Johnson (6'3''-G-87, college: Azusa Pacific), a D-League version of Dwyane Wade in looks and playing style, scored 24 points, and made 4 of 8 3-pointers. Booker Woodfox hit 3 of 4 3s for 17 points off the bench. The Legends made 8 of 17 3s after hitting just one in 15 attempts during a loss Wednesday to Tulsa. Canton's Tyrell Biggs (6'8''-F-86, college: Pittsburgh) scored a game-high 29 points in a variety of ways. He hit 12-of-20 shots and grabbed seven rebounds. *Courtesy of www.cantonrep.com




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  ESTONIA   


Tartu beats Rapla by buzzer-beater - by Janar
Tartu University must thank Kristo Saage (184-G-85) who made 8 three-pointers, including 2 in last 1:05 of the game, and helped his team to a narrow 74:73 victory against Rapla. Saage took his team ahead 71:70 with back-to-back triples and 36 secs to play. Rapla missed and fouled on Rain Veideman (192-G-91) who made one free throw - 72:70 with 13 secs to play. Rapla seemed to have a final word - veteran Andre Parn (200-F-77) made a huge triple (73:72) with only 0.6 seconds left. But after time-out, it was Bill Amis (205-F-87, college: Hawaii) who caught the ball and dunked it with a buzzer. 74:73 - a great victory for Tartu and a heart-breaking loss for the home fans in Rapla.
Tartu had led for the most of the game. They won the first half 44:33. In the middle of the third, Rapla started a huge come-back from minus 14. They finished the quarter with 11:2 run and the last qrt started at 54:59. Another great run (9:0) took Rapla ahead 70:65 with two minutes left to play. But at last, Saage and Amis saved TU from embarrassment.
Saage scored 26 (8/12 for 3) and Veideman 19 for Tartu. Sven Kaldre (197-G/F-91), former player of Tartu, led Rapla with 21. Parn added 14 and Janar Soo (199-G/F-91) 13.


KML Round 11: Kalev/Cramo keeps a leadership position - by Eurobasket News
The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Kalev/Cramo as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Kalev/Cramo edged second-ranked Tartu Ulikool on the road 89-87. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. The guests trailed by 2 points after three quarters before their 31-27 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Kalev/Cramo shot 60.3 percent from the field. It was a great evening for international swingman Gregor Arbet (194-83) who led his team to a victory scoring 19 points and 5 rebounds. International guard Gert Dorbek (194-85) helped adding 17 points. Kalev/Cramo's coach Aivar Kuusmaa used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. International guard Rain Veideman (192-91) responded with 25 points and 6 rebounds. Kalev/Cramo have a solid series of three victories in a row. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Tartu Ulikool at the other side still keeps top place with one game lost. Tartu Ulikool will play next round against strong BC Rakvere trying to get back on the winning streak. Kalev/Cramo will try to continue on its current victory against sixth ranked Tln Kalev. It will be extra interesting game as Tln Kalev is their local rival from Tartu.
Important game to mention about took place in Rapla. Second ranked Tartu Ulikool (9-1) saved a 1-point victory on the road edging 4th placed Rapla (5-5) 74-73 on Saturday evening. It was an exceptional evening for international guard Kristo Saage (184-85) who led the winners and scored 26 points. Rain Veideman accounted for 19 points and 4 assists. Swingman Sven Kaldre (197-91) came up with 21 points for Rapla in the defeat. Tartu Ulikool keeps a position of league leader. Rapla at the other side keeps the fourth place with five games lost. Tartu Ulikool will play against BC Rakvere (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Rapla will have a break next round.
The game in Tallinn was also quite interesting. 4th placed Rapla (5-5) played at the court of sixth ranked Tln Kalev (4-6). Tln Kalev managed to secure a 6-point victory 67-61 on Friday. The best player for the winners was Mihkel Kurg who scored 22 points. Janar Soo produced 20 points and 5 rebounds for the guests. Tln Kalev moved-up to fifth place, which they share with TTU/Kalev. Loser Rapla keeps the fourth position with five games lost. Tln Kalev's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tallinn Kalev/Cramo.
Third ranked BC Rakvere (7-3) crushed at home 5th ranked TTU/Kalev (4-6) by 40 points 98-58, which is the biggest margin this round. Reinar Hallik orchestrated the victory by scoring 22 points, 6 rebounds 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. BC Rakvere maintains third place with 7-3 record having just two points less than leader Tartu Ulikool. TTU/Kalev at the other side keeps the fifth position with six games lost. BC Rakvere's next round opponent will be league's leader Tartu Ulikool on the road and it will be for sure the game of the week. TTU/Kalev will play against KK Parnu (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.



Rapla - Tartu Ulikool 73-74

Important game to mention about took place in Rapla. Second ranked Tartu Ulikool (9-1) saved a 1-point victory on the road edging 4th placed Rapla (5-5) 74-73 on Saturday evening. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Rapla won third quarter 21-15. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was an exceptional evening for international guard Kristo Saage (184-85) who led the winners and scored 26 points. International guard Rain Veideman (192-91) accounted for 19 points and 4 assists for the winning side. Swingman Sven Kaldre (197-91) came up with 21 points and the former international forward Andre Parn (200-77) added 14 points respectively for Rapla in the defeat. Tartu Ulikool keeps a position of league leader. Rapla at the other side keeps the fourth place with five games lost. Tartu Ulikool will play against BC Rakvere (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Rapla will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Tartu Ulikool: K.Saage 26+3reb+2ast, R.Veideman 19+2reb+4ast, T.Kurbas 7+1reb+2ast, V.Allingu 7+6reb+1ast, B.Amis 6+5reb+1ast, A.Paade 5+5reb+1ast
Rapla: S.Kaldre 21+4reb+3ast, A.Parn 14+4reb, J.Soo 13+4reb+1ast, R.Laane 9+4reb+3ast, R.Ringmets 8+5reb, I.Kajupank 4+5reb+2ast
gschID: 150121


Tartu Ulikool - Kalev/Cramo 87-89

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Kalev/Cramo as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Kalev/Cramo edged second-ranked Tartu Ulikool on the road 89-87. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. The guests trailed by 2 points after three quarters before their 31-27 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Kalev/Cramo shot 60.3 percent from the field. It was a great evening for international swingman Gregor Arbet (194-83) who led his team to a victory scoring 19 points and 5 rebounds. International guard Gert Dorbek (194-85) helped adding 17 points. Kalev/Cramo's coach Aivar Kuusmaa used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. International guard Rain Veideman (192-91) responded with 25 points and 6 rebounds and American forward Bill Amis (205-87, college: Hawaii) scored 23 points and 6 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Kalev/Cramo have a solid series of three victories in a row. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Tartu Ulikool at the other side still keeps top place with one game lost. Tartu Ulikool will play next round against strong BC Rakvere trying to get back on the winning streak. Kalev/Cramo will try to continue on its current victory against sixth ranked Tln Kalev. It will be extra interesting game as Tln Kalev is their local rival from Tartu.
Top scorers:
Kalev/Cramo: G.Arbet 19+5reb+2ast, G.Dorbek 17+2reb+1ast, A.Skele 14+4ast, J.Toome 12+5reb+2ast, R.Tamm 9+5reb+3ast, P.Ulyanko 9+4reb+3ast
Tartu Ulikool: R.Veideman 25+6reb+1ast, B.Amis 23+6reb+1ast, V.Allingu 14+5reb, K.Saage 12+1reb+3ast, A.Paade 6+1reb, S.Sokk 3
gschID: 150118


Tarvas - TTU/Kalev 98-58

Third ranked BC Rakvere (7-3) crushed at home 5th ranked TTU/Kalev (4-6) by 40 points 98-58, which is the biggest margin this round. The game without a history. BC Rakvere led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. BC Rakvere had a 30-18 advantage in offensive rebounds. Center Reinar Hallik (208-84) orchestrated the victory by scoring 22 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Latvian center Kaspars Cipruss (210-82, agency: Interperformances) contributed with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Four BC Rakvere players scored in double figures. Forward Illimar Pilk (195-88) answered with 14 points and 7 rebounds and international forward Erik Keedus (194-90) added 8 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for TTU/Kalev. 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 Rakvere maintains third place with 7-3 record having just two points less than leader Tartu Ulikool. TTU/Kalev at the other side keeps the fifth position with six games lost. BC Rakvere's next round opponent will be league's leader Tartu Ulikool on the road and it will be for sure the game of the week. TTU/Kalev will play against KK Parnu (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Tarvas: R.Hallik 22+6reb+4ast, K.Cipruss 20+10reb, J.Umbrasko 14+4reb+1ast, T.Oja 12+3reb+1ast, M.Dorbek 9+4reb+1ast, V.Veski 7+1reb
TTU/Kalev: I.Pilk 14+7reb+3ast, K.Makke 10+5reb, M.Kaja 9+7reb, K.Keres 9, E.Keedus 8+8reb+1ast, A.Arnold 6+4reb
gschID: 150119


Tln Kalev - Rapla 67-61

The game in Tallinn was also quite interesting. 4th placed Rapla (5-5) played at the court of sixth ranked Tln Kalev (4-6). Tln Kalev managed to secure a 6-point victory 67-61 on Friday. Rapla trailed by 12 points after 3 quarters before a 17-11 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 61-67 at the end of the game. They outrebounded Rapla 47-34 including 16 on the offensive glass. The best player for the winners was guard Mihkel Kurg (191-87) who scored 22 points. American guard Brandis Raley-Ross (188-87, college: S.Carolina) chipped in 6 points and 12 rebounds. Swingman Janar Soo (199-91) produced 20 points and 5 rebounds and power forward Raido Ringmets (206-83) added 5 points and 11 rebounds respectively for the guests. Tln Kalev moved-up to fifth place, which they share with TTU/Kalev. Loser Rapla keeps the fourth position with five games lost. Tln Kalev's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tallinn Kalev/Cramo.
Top scorers:
Tln Kalev: M.Kurg 22+3reb+1ast, R.Roos 13+4reb, I.Tulit 9+2reb+1ast, M.Paiste 8+3reb, B.Raley-Ross 6+12reb+2ast, M.Shaw 5+12reb
Rapla: J.Soo 20+5reb+1ast, A.Parn 12+2reb+1ast, R.Laane 10+6reb+1ast, S.Kaldre 6+5reb+3ast, R.Ringmets 5+11reb+1ast, H.Erm 4+2reb
gschID: 150120




Standings - KML
KML Standings
 1. Tartu Ulikool 9-1 
 2. Kalev/Cramo 8-1 
 3. Tarvas 7-3 
 4. Rapla 5-5 
 5. TTU/Kalev 4-6 
 6. Tln Kalev 4-6 
 7. Parnu 1-7 
 8. Valga/CKE 1-10 


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Illimar PILK
  TT.
  (195-F-88)
  Avg: 17.9
 1. Pilk, TT.17.9 
 2. Veideman, Tartu U.16.2 
 3. Raley-Ross, Tln K.16.1 
 4. Soo, Rapla15.7 
 5. Cipruss, Tarvas15.5 
 6. Raap, Parnu14.6 
 7. Raadik, Parnu14.5 
 8. Hallik, Tarvas14.0 
 9. Arnold, TT.13.9 
 10. Dorbek, Kalev/Cr.13.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kaspars CIPRUSS
  Tarvas
  (210-C-82)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Cipruss, Tarvas10.2 
 2. Arnold, TT.9.8 
 3. Adedeji, Va.8.8 
 4. Ringmets, Rapla8.2 
 5. Amis, Tartu Ulikool7.8 
 6. Cricelli, Va.7.6 
 7. Fedortchuk, Tln K.7.4 
 8. Raadik, Tartu Ulik.7.0 
 9. Keedus, TT.6.8 
 10. Allingu, Tartu U.6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Edgars CUNDA
  Va.
  (196-G-84)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Cunda, Va.4.5 
 2. Pilk, TT.3.8 
 3. Kriisa, Tarvas3.8 
 4. Raap, Parnu3.6 
 5. Karner, Parnu3.5 
 6. Laane, Rapla3.5 
 7. Dorbek, Tarvas3.5 
 8. Keedus, TT.3.2 
 9. Skele, Kalev/Cramo3.0 
 10. Veideman, Tartu U.2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Edgars CUNDA
  Va.
  (196-G-84)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Cunda, Va.2.4 
 2. Karner, Parnu2.4 
 3. Dorbek, Tarvas2.3 
 4. Kaldre, Rapla2.1 
 5. Laane, Rapla2.1 
 6. Leppik, Tartu Ulik.2.1 
 7. Raley-Ross, Tln K.2.0 
 8. Saage, Tartu Uliko.2.0 
 9. Saks, Kalev/Cramo1.9 
 10. Eichfuss, Tartu U.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Bamba FALL
  Kalev/Cramo
  (216-C-86)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Fall, Kalev/Cramo2.2 
 2. Fedortchuk, Tln K.1.5 
 3. Amis, Tartu Ulikool1.5 
 4. Adedeji, Va.1.0 
 5. Varbanov, Kalev/Cr.0.9 
 6. Raadik, Tartu Ulik.0.8 
 7. Raadik, Parnu0.8 
 8. Toome, Kalev/Cramo0.7 
 9. Eichfuss, Tartu U.0.7 
 10. Voolaid, Parnu0.6 


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Zalgiris returns Povilas Butkevicius - by Eurobasket News
Zalgiris Kaunas announced on Friday the comeback of forward Povilas Butkevicius (203-F-87) for the remainder of the season. Butkevicius arrives from Rudupis of Lithuania. In the Eurocup, Butkevicius averaged 7.0 points and 6.0 rebounds in over 18 minutes per game during the regular season. The player left Zalgiris during the summer to see more playing time in Rudupis and now he's back to Kaunas. Butkevicius is one of the talents to come out of the Zalgiris school and he has been a prospect of the club for some years now. He played in Estonia with Tartu Rock in 2006-07 and the following season for Nevezis back in Lithuania. So far he has only appeared on three Euroleague games during the 2009-10 season with Zalgiris.

Courtesy of Euroleague


Woodside leaves Olimpija due to unpaid wages - by Zeljko Zule
American Ben Woodside (180-PG-85, agency: Priority Sports, college: N.Dakota St.) has decided to leave Union Olimpija because he said the Slovenian club has not paid his salary for the past few months. He was signed by Union Olimpija this summer to a one-year contract. Woodside averaged 6.0 points (2P 36%, 3P 31%, FT 89%), 2.1 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.1 steals in 7 Euroleague games and 8.6 points (2P 41%, 3P 31%, FT 81%), 3-7 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 0.5 steals in 10 Adriatic League games this season. Woodside previously played for Gravellines in French including when it won National Cup.
Union Olimpija has been struggling financially in recent years and several times was forced to delay payment to players.



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KORISLIIGA: Korihait winning with seven players - by Rauno Hurmalainen
Korisliiga, round 16: UU-Korihait (Uusikaupunki) playing with seven players won at Kouvola tonight, when defeating local Kouvot 69-73 (35-45). Nigel Moore (195-F/G-81, college: Alabama A&M) played all 40 minutes and led the visitors with 23 points. Shawn Vanzant (183-PG-88, college: Butler) added 14 and Cory Johnson (200-F-88, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement, college: Valparaiso) 12 pts. Cedric Latimer (198-F-87, college: St.Francis, PA) had a double-double 11pts/12rbs. Anthony Brown (203-F-86, agency: KMG Sports Management, college: Oklahoma St.) led Kouvot with 20 pts.
Another win on the road in Lahti, where local YMCA lost vs visitor Torpan Pojat (Helsinki) 89-107 (39-59). ToPo scored last Wednesday 105 points and tonight 107 pts, so Team Coaches Tomi Kaminen and Pekka Salminen can give playing time to all nine players. This time the given minutes were between 16:10 to 27:00 minutes. Kimmo Muurinen (202-F-81, college: UALR) led ToPo with 25 pts. Newcomer Corey McIntosh (183-G-85, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Iowa St.) added 23 pts. Ville Makalainen (194-F-85, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) was the leading scorer of YMCA (22pts).

Kouvot - UU-Korihait 69-73 (35-45). (Anthony Brown 20, Antto Nikkarinen 16, Samuli Vanttaja 11 - Nigel Moore 23, Shawn Vanzant 14, Cory Johnson 12. A: 932).
YMCA Lahti - ToPo 89-107 (39-59). (Ville Makalainen 22, Malik Moore 20, Ryan Brooks 15 - Kimmo Muurinen 25, Corey McIntosh 23, Carl Lindbom 16).




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Stats Leaders - N1
Points Per Game
 Corey BELSER
  Charleville
  (200-F-82)
  Avg: 18.9
 1. Belser, Charleville18.9 
 2. Bluntt, Orchy18.6 
 3. Almanson, Challans18.4 
 4. Pridotkas, Brest18.0 
 5. Thomas, Roche17.7 
 6. Merie, Chartres17.4 
 7. Kaunisto, Blois17.1 
 8. Bichard, St Quentin16.9 
 9. Bigote, Cognac16.8 
 10. Petrovic, Orchy16.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ville KAUNISTO
  Blois
  (204-F-82)
  Avg: 12.1
 1. Kaunisto, Blois12.1 
 2. Jaiteh, CFBB10.4 
 3. Caskill, Cognac10.1 
 4. Pridotkas, Brest9.6 
 5. Sanborn, Lievin9.3 
 6. Mendy, Lievin8.5 
 7. Aubry, Montbrison8.3 
 8. Pearson, Angers B.8.2 
 9. Belser, Charleville7.2 
 10. McClark, Clermont7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Johan RATHIEUVILLE
  Brest
  (177-G-85)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Rathieuville, Brest6.9 
 2. Calvez, Charleville5.7 
 3. Daube, Le Puy5.6 
 4. Brochard, Blois5.6 
 5. Barbry, Orchy5.5 
 6. Godin, Cognac4.6 
 7. Dessart, Lievin4.5 
 8. Ball, St Quentin4.3 
 9. Berquier, Chartres4.2 
 10. Bassine, Sorgues3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Aurelien TOTO N''KOTE
  Roche
  (194-F-79)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Toto N''Kote, Roche2.3 
 2. Pistre, Charleville2.2 
 3. Bigote, Cognac2.1 
 4. Calvez, Charleville2.0 
 5. Bassine, Sorgues2.0 
 6. Koundjia-S., Le Puy1.9 
 7. Ball, St Quentin1.9 
 8. Cretaux, Lievin1.8 
 9. Vounang, Brest1.7 
 10. Moupegnou, Cognac1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Jacques ALINGUE
  Souffel
  (201-F-88)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Alingue, Souffel1.8 
 2. N''Diaye, Souffel1.8 
 3. Caskill, Cognac1.6 
 4. Morin, CFBB1.3 
 5. Sanborn, Lievin1.2 
 6. Ipouck, Chartres1.1 
 7. Borval, Le Puy1.0 
 8. Jaiteh, CFBB1.0 
 9. Diame, Rueil0.9 
 10. Casseus, Angers0.9 


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


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


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


Stats Leaders - ProA
Points Per Game
 Eric CHATFIELD
  Paris-.
  (191-G-79)
  Avg: 21.4
 1. Chatfield, Paris-.21.4 
 2. Parker, AS.20.3 
 3. Morlende, Hyeres-T.19.0 
 4. Rochestie, Le Mans18.8 
 5. Gipson, Pau-Lacq.18.6 
 6. Cox, Le Havre18.4 
 7. Holland, Roanne17.6 
 8. Williams, Paris-.17.3 
 9. Batum, Nancy17.1 
 10. Schilb, Chalon16.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Chinemelu ELONU
  Pau-Lacq.
  (206-F/C-87)
  Avg: 9.2
 1. Elonu, Pau-Lacq.9.2 
 2. Mahinmi, Le Havre8.8 
 3. Akingbala, Nancy8.0 
 4. Hamilton, Paris-.7.8 
 5. Jackson, Roanne7.6 
 6. Aminu, Chalon7.3 
 7. Allen, Strasbourg7.2 
 8. Armstrong, AS.7.1 
 9. Sommerville, Le Ma.7.1 
 10. Sy, Orleans7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Kareem REID
  Hyeres-Toulon
  (178-PG-75)
  Avg: 11.6
 1. Reid, Hyeres-Toulon11.6 
 2. Rochestie, Le Mans7.4 
 3. Wise, Le Havre6.6 
 4. Parker, AS.6.3 
 5. Linehan, Nancy6.1 
 6. Barrett, Roanne5.3 
 7. Pellin, Orleans5.3 
 8. Gipson, Pau-Lacq.5.2 
 9. Morlende, Hyeres-T.4.4 
 10. Schilb, Chalon4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Mykal RILEY
  Nanterre
  (198-F-85)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Riley, Nanterre2.2 
 2. Acker, Le Mans2.2 
 3. Linehan, Nancy2.2 
 4. Gipson, Pau-Lacq.2.2 
 5. Batum, Nancy2.1 
 6. Goss, AS.2.1 
 7. Wise, Le Havre2.1 
 8. Pellin, Orleans1.9 
 9. Albicy, Gravelines1.9 
 10. Melody, Dijon1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Ronny TURIAF
  AS.
  (208-C/F-83)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Turiaf, AS.1.8 
 2. Gobert, Cholet1.5 
 3. Akingbala, Nancy1.4 
 4. Jackson, Roanne1.3 
 5. Issa, Gravelines1.3 
 6. Williams, Paris-.1.3 
 7. Batum, Nancy1.1 
 8. Sy, Orleans1.0 
 9. Nichols, Cholet1.0 
 10. Elonu, Pau-Lacq.0.9 


Stats Leaders - ProB
Points Per Game
 David DENAVE
  St Vallier
  (195-SG-85)
  Avg: 19.3
 1. Denave, St Vallier19.3 
 2. McCray, Boulogne18.9 
 3. Davis, Le Portel18.6 
 4. Sonko, Bourg18.5 
 5. Gay, Fos Ouest17.1 
 6. Paelay, Quimper16.8 
 7. Wood, Evreux16.4 
 8. Rowland, Evreux16.3 
 9. McKenzie, Boulazac16.1 
 10. James, Denain15.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Christophe MASSIE
  Limoges
  (206-C/F-77)
  Avg: 12.2
 1. Massie, Limoges12.2 
 2. Wood, Evreux11.8 
 3. Allen, Antibes9.4 
 4. Badiane, Antibes9.3 
 5. Osby, Maurienne9.2 
 6. Monroe, Boulazac8.9 
 7. Rossiter, Denain8.8 
 8. Barro, Bourg8.7 
 9. Daniels, Chalons-.8.3 
 10. Raposo Laure., Bo.7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Ronnie TAYLOR
  Le Portel
  (188-PG-81)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Taylor, Le Portel7.7 
 2. Copeland, Bourg5.7 
 3. Rowland, Evreux5.5 
 4. Darnauzan, Mauri.5.4 
 5. Denave, St Vallier5.1 
 6. Sauret, Lille4.9 
 7. Patiejunas, Rouen4.9 
 8. Choquet, Fos Ouest4.7 
 9. Darrigand, Bordeaux4.5 
 10. Poupet, Rouen4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Armand CHARLES
  Nantes
  (193-SF-83)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Charles, Nantes3.4 
 2. James, Denain2.6 
 3. Shiloh, St Vallier2.5 
 4. McCray, Boulogne2.4 
 5. Paelay, Quimper2.4 
 6. Eito, Vichy2.1 
 7. Denave, St Vallier2.0 
 8. Atamna, Fos Ouest2.0 
 9. Daniels, Chalons-.2.0 
 10. Flowers, Vichy2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Sherman GAY
  Fos Ouest
  (201-PF-82)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Gay, Fos Ouest1.9 
 2. Badiane, Antibes1.6 
 3. Daniels, Chalons-.1.5 
 4. Massie, Limoges1.2 
 5. Barro, Bourg1.0 
 6. Prowell, St Vallier1.0 
 7. Ford, Bordeaux1.0 
 8. Osby, Maurienne1.0 
 9. James, Denain0.9 
 10. Rossiter, Denain0.8 


NM1 Round 11: Saint-Quentin beats Cognac by one after a very close game - by Eurobasket News
The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with favorites losing the games, games ending by tiny margin and even winless team recording their first victory.

The most exciting game of round 11 in the NM1 took place in Saint-Quentin. This derby game ended with only one-point defeat on the road of second-ranked Cognac (8-3) to third ranked Saint-Quentin (9-2) 72-71 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Cognac. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Cognac trailed by 12 points at halftime and as many as 14 after three quarters before a 19-6 last quarter charge cut the deficit to 71-72 at the end of the game. Saint-Quentin forced 19 Cognac turnovers and outrebounded them 35-24 including 21 on the defensive glass. American forward Darnell Williams (200-78, college: San Jose St., agency: David Lee services) saved the victory by scoring 20 points and 7 rebounds. Forward Julien Lesieu (199-83) contributed with 11 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. American center Ian Caskill (207-81, college: JMU) answered with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) for Cognac. Saint-Quentin have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Charleville. Newly promoted Cognac dropped to the third place with three games lost. They share the position with Souffel. Saint-Quentin is looking forward to face Angers BC 49 (#12) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Cognac will play against Blois (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
CFBB's fans can finally celebrate the first win of their team after ten consecutive loses. They used home court advantage to defeat Montbrison (1-10) 69-44. It was a great evening for power forward Mouhammadou Jaiteh (201-94) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Boris Dallo helped adding 10 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. Polish forward Lukasz Biela (200-80) responded with 14 points and 9 rebounds. CFBB left bottom position moving up to seventeenth place, which they share with defeated Montbrison. It was Montbrison's third loss in a row. CFBB will play against league's leader Charleville-Mezieres on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Montbrison will play against Stade Clermont (#15) to get more than just one victory in their record.
NM1 top team - Charleville-Mezieres (9-2) added another victory to their record on Friday. This time they beat seventh ranked Roche (7-4) 95-89. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Roche. It was a quality performance for Corey Belser who led the winners and scored 32 points and 5 rebounds. Benjamin Thomas came up with 22 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists for Roche in the defeat. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Charleville-Mezieres. They maintain first place with 9-2 record, which they share with St Quentin. Roche at the other side dropped to the fifth position with four games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Charleville-Mezieres will meet at home CFBB (#17) in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Roche will play against Sorgues (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Blois was also worth to mention about. 6th ranked Orchesien BC (7-4) played at the court of eighth ranked Blois (7-4). Blois did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 83-65. The best player for the winners was Ville Kaunisto who had a double-double by scoring 24 points and 10 rebounds. Orchesien BC's coach rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Blois moved-up to fifth place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Orchesien BC. Blois' next round opponent will be higher ranked Cognac (#4) and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Orchesien BC will play against Lievin Basket.
Important game to mention about took place in Challans. Tenth ranked Vendee Challans (6-5) saved a 1-point victory at home edging 4th placed Sorgues (7-4) 66-65 on Saturday evening. Josh Almanson saved the victory by scoring 14 points and 9 rebounds. Vendee Challans moved-up to ninth place, which they share with Brest and Chartres. Loser Sorgues dropped to the fifth position with four games lost. Vendee Challans will face Chartres (#11) in the next round. Sorgues will play against Roche (#8).

There were no big surprises in other games of round 11: Chartres beat Rueil on the road 88-78. Souffel destroyed Lievin on its own court 77-58. Angers BC 49 unfortunately lost to Clermont in a road game 84-88. Le Puy recorded a loss to Brest at home 66-83.
The most impressive performance of 11th round was 19 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists by Guillaume Merie of Chartres.



CFBB - Montbrison 69-44

CFBB's fans can finally celebrate the first win of their team after ten consecutive loses. They used home court advantage to defeat Montbrison (1-10) 69-44. The game without a history. CFBB led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Montbrison to just 3 points in second quarter. CFBB had a 29-17 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a great evening for power forward Mouhammadou Jaiteh (201-94) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Guard Boris Dallo (193-94) helped adding 10 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. Four CFBB players scored in double figures. Polish forward Lukasz Biela (200-80) responded with 14 points and 9 rebounds and American power forward James St Robert (203-86, college: Dowling) scored 16 points and 6 rebounds. CFBB left bottom position moving up to seventeenth place, which they share with defeated Montbrison. It was Montbrison's third loss in a row. CFBB will play against league's leader Charleville-Mezieres on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Montbrison will play against Stade Clermont (#15) to get more than just one victory in their record.
Top scorers:
Montbrison: J.St Robert 16+6reb, L.Biela 14+9reb+1ast, K.Mondesir 4+4reb, B.Tillon 3+3reb+4ast, S.Salvis 3+2reb+1ast, A.Dumoulin 2
CFBB: M.Jaiteh 18+11reb, D.Inglis 12+6reb+1ast, A.Racine 12+2reb+4ast, B.Dallo 10+9reb+5ast, Y.Morin 6+6reb, J.Basileu 5+2reb+2ast
gschID: 147008


Rueil - Chartres 78-88

No shocking result in a game when eleventh ranked Chartres (6-5) beat on the road 16th ranked Rueil (2-9) 88-78 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 3-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 88-78. Chartres made 19-of-24 free shots (79.2 percent) during the game. Rueil was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Forward Guillaume Merie (198-83) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists. Naturalized Cameroonian forward Michel Ipouck (199-86) contributed with 9 points, 10 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals for the winners. Georgian center Georges Mdivani (205-85, agency: Promotex) answered with 18 points and 9 rebounds and forward Cedric Mansare (196-85) added 17 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Rueil. Four Rueil players scored in double figures. Chartres moved-up to ninth place, which they share with Brest and Challans. Rueil at the other side, also newcomer in the league, keeps the sixteenth position with nine games lost. Chartres will face Vendee Challans (#10) at home in the next round. Rueil will play against Etendard de Brest (#9).
Top scorers:
Rueil: G.Mdivani 18+9reb+2ast, C.Mansare 17+5reb+1ast, G.Duro 13+1reb+6ast, M.Niakate 11+3reb+1ast, M.Diame 10+7reb+3ast, S.Cabarkapa 7+7reb+1ast
Chartres: G.Merie 19+12reb+4ast, H.Jalce 19+7reb, Z.Bojovic 12+2reb+1ast, M.Vasic 12+2reb, M.Ipouck 9+10reb+7ast, W.Berquier 6+5reb+5ast
gschID: 147009


Challans - Sorgues 66-65

Important game to mention about took place in Challans. Tenth ranked Vendee Challans (6-5) saved a 1-point victory at home edging 4th placed Sorgues (7-4) 66-65 on Saturday evening. Sorgues was trailing by 1 point at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 24-22 charge of Vendee Challans, which allowed them to win the game. They made 25-of-29 free shots (86.2 percent) during the game. Sorgues was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. American forward Josh Almanson (205-82, college: Bowling Green) saved the victory by scoring 14 points and 9 rebounds. Forward Fabien Herard (198-79) contributed with 14 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Center Xavier Pasut (200-84) answered with 14 points and 8 rebounds and naturalized Moroccan guard Yassine Bassine (198-84) added 9 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists in the effort for Sorgues. Vendee Challans moved-up to ninth place, which they share with Brest and Chartres. Loser Sorgues dropped to the fifth position with four games lost. Vendee Challans will face Chartres (#11) in the next round. Sorgues will play against Roche (#8).
Top scorers:
Sorgues: V.Ateba 14+3reb+3ast, X.Pasut 14+8reb+1ast, Y.Bassine 9+6reb+6ast, S.Mekdad 8+1ast, D.Quincy-Jones 7+3reb+1ast, A.Thinon 5+3reb+1ast
Challans: F.Herard 14+5reb+3ast, J.Almanson 14+9reb, J.Geay 10+4reb+1ast, N.Gouacide 8+4reb, R.Boissie 7+2reb+2ast, S.Girma 7+1reb+2ast
gschID: 147010


Blois - Orchy 83-65

The game in Blois was also worth to mention about. 6th ranked Orchesien BC (7-4) played at the court of eighth ranked Blois (7-4). Blois did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 83-65. Orchesien BC was ahead by 1 point at the halftime before a 51-32 second half run of Blois. They also forced 27 Orchesien BC turnovers. Strangely Orchesien BC outrebounded Blois 31-19 including 23 on the defensive glass. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. The best player for the winners was Finnish forward Ville Kaunisto (204-82) who had a double-double by scoring 24 points and 10 rebounds. Guard Gary Staelens (189-84) chipped in 17 points, 6 assists and 5 steals. Serbian forward Djordje Petrovic (202-84) produced 22 points and 5 rebounds and point guard Emilien Barbry (188-83) added 15 points and 9 assists (was perfect 12-for-12 from the free throw line !!!) respectively for the guests. Orchesien BC's coach rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Blois moved-up to fifth place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Orchesien BC. Blois' next round opponent will be higher ranked Cognac (#4) and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Orchesien BC will play against Lievin Basket.
Top scorers:
Orchy: D.Petrovic 22+5reb+1ast, J.Bluntt 16+5reb, E.Barbry 15+4reb+9ast, D.Hayes 8+1reb+1ast, A.Gacko 2+3reb, D.Cilly 2+9reb+1ast
Blois: V.Kaunisto 24+10reb+2ast, G.Staelens 17+3reb+6ast, J.Tornato 11+4reb+2ast, K.Boistard 9+1ast, J.Horton 9+1reb+3ast, T.Sani 6
gschID: 147005


Roche - Charleville 89-95

NM1 top team - Charleville-Mezieres (9-2) added another victory to their record on Friday. This time they beat seventh ranked Roche (7-4) 95-89. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Roche. The guests trailed by 8 points after three quarters before their 34-20 charge, which allowed them to win the game. It was a quality performance for American forward Corey Belser (200-82, college: San Diego) who led the winners and scored 32 points and 5 rebounds. Guard Fabien Calvez (187-84, college: Evansville) accounted for 18 points and 5 assists for the winning side. Guard Benjamin Thomas (181-82) came up with 22 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists and forward Aurelien Toto N'Kote (194-79) added 13 points and 5 rebounds respectively for Roche in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Charleville-Mezieres. They maintain first place with 9-2 record, which they share with St Quentin. Roche at the other side dropped to the fifth position with four games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Charleville-Mezieres will meet at home CFBB (#17) in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Roche will play against Sorgues (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Roche: B.Thomas 22+6reb+7ast, M.Diallo 14+1reb+3ast, J.Bestron 13+6reb, A.Toto N'Kote 13+5reb+2ast, R.Pegon 9+2reb+3ast, F.Bateko 6+2reb
Charleville: C.Belser 32+5reb+2ast, F.Calvez 18+1reb+5ast, N.Racon 15+3reb+2ast, T.Toney 10+5reb+2ast, C.Guillarme 7+7reb+1ast, N.Boundy 5+3reb
gschID: 147006


Souffel - Lievin 77-58

Very expected game when 13th ranked Lievin Basket (4-7) was smashed by fifth ranked Souffelweyersheim (8-3) in Souffel. 77-58 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Souffelweyersheim. Lievin Basket was better in third quarter 13-11. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Souffelweyersheim made 11 blocks. Naturalized Chadian forward Jacques Alingue (201-88) orchestrated the victory by scoring 15 points, 5 rebounds and 4 blocks. Swingman Jessie Begarin (190-88, agency: Court Side) contributed with 12 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Five Souffelweyersheim players scored in double figures. American center Tyler Sanborn (209-88, college: Guilford, agency: Strategic Sports) answered with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 14 rebounds and naturalized Senegalese power forward Vincent Mendy (204-83) added 5 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Lievin Basket. Souffelweyersheim moved-up to third place, which they share with Cognac. Loser Lievin Basket keeps the thirteenth position with seven games lost. Souffelweyersheim will face Le Puy ASMB (#14) in Le Puy en Velay in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Lievin Basket will play at home against Orchesien BC in Orchies.
Top scorers:
Lievin: T.Sanborn 19+14reb+1ast, A.Hoard 11+2reb, J.Dessart 9+2reb+2ast, V.Mendy 5+9reb+2ast, S.Cretaux 4+1reb, V.Lehut 4+2ast
Souffel: J.Alingue 15+5reb+1ast, J.Bach 15+3reb+1ast, S.Kancel 14+2reb+1ast, J.Begarin 12+5reb+3ast, A.N'Diaye 10+9reb+1ast, J.Tschamber 7+2reb+5ast
gschID: 147007


Clermont - Angers BC 49 88-84

There was a surprise result when fifteenth ranked Stade Clermont (3-8) won against at home higher ranked Angers BC 49 (5-6) 88-84 on Thursday. The hosts trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 28-18 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Stade Clermont forced 23 Angers BC 49 turnovers. American forward Jonathan McClark (200-77, college: Rider) orchestrated the victory by scoring 17 points and 6 rebounds. Bulgarian swingman Simeon Naydenov (201-81, college: Louisville, agency: Global Sports Plaza) contributed with 20 points for the winners. Forward SyPir Traore (204-85) answered with 23 points and 5 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and naturalized Algerian point guard Ahmed Fellah (180-81) added 11 points and 8 assists in the effort for Angers BC 49. Four Angers BC 49 players scored in double figures. Stade Clermont moved-up to fourteenth place, which they share with Le Puy. Loser Angers BC 49 dropped to the twelfth position with six games lost. Stade Clermont will face bottom-ranked Montbrison (#18) in the next round.
Top scorers:
Angers BC 49: S.Traore 23+5reb, T.Pearson 16+2reb, T.Lonzieme 12+1reb, A.Fellah 11+1reb+8ast, T.Ramphort 9+5reb+3ast, O.Sulpice 7+5reb+1ast
Clermont: S.Naydenov 20+1reb+1ast, J.McClark 17+6reb+3ast, J.Beugnot 13+3reb+3ast, B.Matanga 10+2reb+2ast, M.Diakite 8+1ast, X.Delarue 8+6reb+3ast
gschID: 147002


St Quentin - Cognac 72-71

The most exciting game of round 11 in the NM1 took place in Saint-Quentin. This derby game ended with only one-point defeat on the road of second-ranked Cognac (8-3) to third ranked Saint-Quentin (9-2) 72-71 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Cognac. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Cognac trailed by 12 points at halftime and as many as 14 after three quarters before a 19-6 last quarter charge cut the deficit to 71-72 at the end of the game. Saint-Quentin forced 19 Cognac turnovers and outrebounded them 35-24 including 21 on the defensive glass. American forward Darnell Williams (200-78, college: San Jose St., agency: David Lee services) saved the victory by scoring 20 points and 7 rebounds. Forward Julien Lesieu (199-83) contributed with 11 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. American center Ian Caskill (207-81, college: JMU) answered with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) and naturalized Congolese forward Jean-Felix Moupegnou (201-82, college: Alabama) added 11 points in the effort for Cognac. Four Cognac players scored in double figures. Saint-Quentin have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Charleville. Newly promoted Cognac dropped to the third place with three games lost. They share the position with Souffel. Saint-Quentin is looking forward to face Angers BC 49 (#12) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Cognac will play against Blois (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Cognac: M.Bigote 16+1ast, I.Caskill 14+10reb+1ast, N.Kaczmarow 12+2reb+1ast, J.Moupegnou 11+4reb+2ast, M.Buval 9+3reb, C.Bertorelle 6+4reb+1ast
St Quentin: D.Williams 20+7reb+3ast, J.Lesieu 11+6reb, K.Howell 11+2reb+1ast, G.Sylvain 7, O.Romain 7+2reb+3ast, K.Bichard 6+3reb
gschID: 147003


Le Puy - Brest 66-83

Not a big story in a game when 14th ranked Le Puy ASMB (3-8) lost to ninth ranked Etendard de Brest (6-5) in Le Puy en Velay 66-83 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Etendard de Brest. Le Puy ASMB was better in fourth quarter 25-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Etendard de Brest dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Le Puy ASMB's 34. Lithuanian forward Vaidotas Pridotkas (200-84) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 13 rebounds. Cameroonian power forward Brice Vounang (202-82, college: San Diego) contributed with 21 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Central African forward Martial Gotagni (190-79) answered with 20 points and Central African forward Regis Koundjia-Sindo (203-83, college: G.Washington) added 17 points and 4 steals in the effort for Le Puy ASMB. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Etendard de Brest. They maintain ninth place with 6-5 record, which they share with Challans and Chartres. Le Puy ASMB lost their fourth game in a row. They keep the fourteenth position with eight games lost. Etendard de Brest will face Rueil (#16) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Le Puy ASMB will play against Souffelweyersheim in Souffel..
Top scorers:
Le Puy: M.Gotagni 20+4reb+1ast, R.Koundjia-Sindo 17+3reb+2ast, Y.Jacques 11+4reb, G.Sene 8+1reb+3ast, S.Borval 6+7reb+1ast, Y.Smail 3+9reb
Brest: B.Vounang 21+7reb+1ast, J.Doreau 18+7reb, V.Pridotkas 14+13reb+2ast, A.Liorel 8+2reb+3ast, R.Lopez 6+3reb, J.Lupot 6+1ast
gschID: 147004




ProB Round 11: Leader Boulazac Basket loses to Quimper UJAP - by Eurobasket News
The round was rather attractive and full of interesting results. The round ended with defeat of the leader, extra overtimes, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

Top ranked Boulazac Basket (9-2) recorded its second loss on the court of fourteenth ranked Quimper UJAP on Saturday night. Visitors were edged by Quimper UJAP in overtime 70-67. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Boulazac Basket. The hosts trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 13-8 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 10-7. Quimper UJAP forced 26 Boulazac Basket turnovers. 25 personal fouls committed by Boulazac Basket helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was Liberian-American Pele Paelay (193-84, college: Co.Carolina) who had a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds. Swingman Florian Thibedore (193-90) chipped in 13 points and 8 rebounds. Quimper UJAP's coach Olivier Cousin used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American power forward Darryl Monroe (202-86, college: George Mason, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) produced a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds for the guests. Quimper UJAP (4-7) moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Boulazac Basket at the other side still keeps top position with two games lost. They share it with Limoges. Quimper UJAP is looking forward to face Denain Voltaire (#16) on the road in the next round. Boulazac Basket will play against ALM Evreux (#10) and is hoping to win this game.

Other games of round 11 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Antibes was defeated by Rouen in a road game 83-74. St Vallier beat Evreux at home 76-71. Nantes won against Vichy on the opponent's court 52-46. Denain unfortunately lost to Chalons-Reims in a home game 83-85. Bourg recorded a loss to Boulogne on the road 85-92. Fos Ouest defeated Bordeaux on its own court 68-58. Maurienne beat Lille in Aix-les-Bains 81-66. Limoges won against Le Portel at home 80-75.
The best stats of 11th round was 13 points, 17 rebounds and 4 assists by Jeremiah Wood of Evreux.



Rouen - Antibes 83-74

There was a minor upset when 12th ranked Olympique Antibes (4-7) was defeated on the road by fifteenth ranked SPO Rouen (4-7) 83-74 on Saturday. Olympique Antibes trailed by 14 points after 3 quarters before a 19-14 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 74-83 at the end of the game. SPO Rouen looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The best player for the winners was American power forward Alex Dunn (210-82, college: Wyoming) who scored 18 points and 6 rebounds. Lithuanian-Slovenian point guard Klemensas Patiejunas (186-77) chipped in 14 points and 7 assists. Four SPO Rouen players scored in double figures. SPO Rouen's coach Michel Veyronnet allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American power forward Jeff Allen (201-87, college: Virginia Tech) produced 22 points and 9 rebounds and Belgian power forward Sacha Massot (205-83, agency: LBM Management) added 8 points and 8 rebounds respectively for the guests. SPO Rouen moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Olympique Antibes. SPO Rouen will face higher ranked Bordeaux (#6) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Rouen: A.Dunn 18+6reb+2ast, T.Rupert 16+4reb, K.Patiejunas 14+1reb+7ast, J.Siggers 13+3reb+5ast, C.Bronchard 8+6reb, L.Chelle 6+3reb
Antibes: J.Allen 22+9reb, F.Prenom 10+5reb+2ast, C.Brown 9+2reb+1ast, L.Bengaber 9+2reb+1ast, S.Massot 8+8reb+2ast, Y.Siegwarth 8+1reb+2ast
gschID: 139726


St Vallier - Evreux 76-71

There was a small surprise when tenth ranked Saint Vallier (6-5) defeated at home 7th ranked ALM Evreux (6-5) 76-71 on Saturday. ALM Evreux was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was David Denave (195-85) who had a double-double by scoring 29 points and 11 rebounds. American LaQuan Prowell (203-84, college: Auburn, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) chipped in 15 points. American power forward Jeremiah Wood (200-85, agency: Court Side) produced a double-double by scoring 13 points, 17 rebounds and 4 assists (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) and the other American import point guard Austen Rowland (186-81, college: Lehigh, agency: Court Side) added 17 points and 8 assists respectively for the guests. Four ALM Evreux players scored in double figures. ALM Evreux's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Saint Vallier have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to seventh place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated ALM Evreux. Saint Vallier will face JL Bourg (#11) at home in the next round.
Top scorers:
St Vallier: D.Denave 29+11reb+3ast, L.Prowell 15+4reb, K.Shiloh 10+4reb+4ast, S.Barrett 8+2reb+1ast, F.Tortosa 7+1reb+1ast, M.Toti 5+2reb+1ast
Evreux: A.Rowland 17+4reb+8ast, R.Wilmont 15+2reb+1ast, J.Wood 13+17reb+4ast, G.Florimont 11+4reb, M.Correa 7+8reb, K.Dahak 3
gschID: 139727


Quimper - Boulazac 70-67 OT

Top ranked Boulazac Basket (9-2) recorded its second loss on the court of fourteenth ranked Quimper UJAP on Saturday night. Visitors were edged by Quimper UJAP in overtime 70-67. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Boulazac Basket. The hosts trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 13-8 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 10-7. Quimper UJAP forced 26 Boulazac Basket turnovers. 25 personal fouls committed by Boulazac Basket helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was Liberian-American Pele Paelay (193-84, college: Co.Carolina) who had a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds. Swingman Florian Thibedore (193-90) chipped in 13 points and 8 rebounds. Paelay is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Quimper UJAP's coach Olivier Cousin used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American power forward Darryl Monroe (202-86, college: George Mason, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) produced a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds and the other American import Amadi McKenzie (201-86) added 11 points and 11 rebounds respectively for the guests. Five Quimper UJAP and four Boulazac Basket players scored in double figures. Quimper UJAP (4-7) moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Boulazac Basket at the other side still keeps top position with two games lost. They share it with Limoges. Quimper UJAP is looking forward to face Denain Voltaire (#16) on the road in the next round. Boulazac Basket will play against ALM Evreux (#10) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Quimper: P.Paelay 18+11reb+1ast, F.Thibedore 13+8reb+1ast, A.Lovedale 12+8reb, W.Molas 10+4reb, G.Lessort 10+7reb+1ast, V.Mouillard 3+9ast
Boulazac: D.Monroe 16+11reb+1ast, R.Ayers 14+1reb, A.McKenzie 11+11reb, T.Dubiez 10+2reb, F.Adjiwanou 4+4reb+3ast, Y.Gaillou 4+1reb
gschID: 139728


Vichy - Nantes 46-52

Very expected game when 18th ranked JA Vichy (1-10) was defeated at home by ninth ranked Nantes (6-5) 52-46 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 10 points at the halftime before their 35-19 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Nantes dominated on the defensive end, holding JA Vichy to just 7 points in third quarter. The best player for the winners was naturalized American guard David Fergerson (185-78, college: St.Louis) who scored 18 points. Armand Charles (193-83) chipped in 9 points and 8 rebounds. Naturalized Ivorian swingman Wilfrid Aka (192-79) produced 22 points and 5 rebounds and point guard Antoine Eito (186-88) added 3 points and 8 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Nantes have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to seventh place, which they share with 3 other teams. JA Vichy lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the eighteenth position with ten games lost. Nantes will face higher ranked Chalons-Reims (#5) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. JA Vichy will play against Le Portel (#15) and be promoted back to the ProA just one year after relegation.
Top scorers:
Nantes: D.Fergerson 18+4reb+1ast, D.Ramseyer 10+4reb+1ast, A.Charles 9+8reb+2ast, J.Fields 6+9reb+1ast, M.Drame 5+4reb+1ast, N.Gayon 4+1reb+1ast
Vichy: W.Aka 22+5reb, M.Guichard 9+1reb+2ast, C.Daniel 5+1reb, S.Dondon 4+5reb, A.Eito 3+8reb+1ast, C.Errick 3+4reb+3ast
gschID: 139729


Denain - Chalons-Reims 83-85

Very predictable result when seventh ranked Chalons-Reims (7-4) edged on the road 15th ranked Denain Voltaire (3-8) 85-83 on Friday. The guests trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 85-83. The best player for the winners was power forward Kevin Corre (202-85) who scored 23 points and 6 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). American guard Bernard King (196-81, college: Texas A&M, agency: Alti Sport) chipped in 18 points and 5 rebounds. American power forward Juwann James (198-87, college: JMU) produced a double-double by scoring 11 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists and forward Renaud Brocheray (203-80) added 16 points and 8 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Four Chalons-Reims and five Denain Voltaire players scored in double figures. Chalons-Reims have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Fos Ouest and Bordeaux. Denain Voltaire lost fourth consecutive game. Newly promoted team dropped to the sixteenth position with eight games lost. Chalons-Reims will face Nantes (#8) at home in the next round. Denain Voltaire will play against Quimper UJAP (#14) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Chalons-Reims: K.Corre 23+6reb+3ast, B.King 18+5reb+2ast, G.Chathuant 17+2reb, C.Daniels 11+5reb+2ast, E.Plateau 9+1reb, B.Mullins 5+1reb+4ast
Denain: N.Rohnert 16+3reb+4ast, R.Rossiter 16+7reb, R.Brocheray 16+8reb+2ast, X.Gaillou 13+5ast, J.James 11+11reb+6ast, L.Kante 5
gschID: 151891


Boulogne - Bourg 92-85

Not a big story in a game when 11th ranked JL Bourg (5-6) was defeated on the road by third ranked SO Maritime Boulogne (8-3) 92-85 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 4-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 92-85. SO Maritime Boulogne made 19-of-22 free shots (86.4 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was point guard Jonathan Rousselle (190-90) who scored 18 points and 6 assists. American Corey Rouse (204-84, college: E.Carolina, agency: Court Side) chipped in a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds. American-Puerto Rican point guard Donald Copeland (177-84, college: Seton Hall) produced 24 points and 5 assists and Gambian forward Moses Sonko (198-83, college: Co.Carolina) added 19 points and 9 rebounds respectively for the guests. Five SO Maritime Boulogne and four JL Bourg players scored in double figures. SO Maritime Boulogne have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain third place with 8-3 record behind leader Boulazac. Loser JL Bourg keeps the eleventh position with six games lost. SO Maritime Boulogne will face Aix-Maurienne (#9) in Aix-les-Bains in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. JL Bourg will play on the road against Saint Vallier.
Top scorers:
Boulogne: J.Rousselle 18+2reb+6ast, F.Raposo Laurencio 16+6reb, T.Stanley 16+3reb, J.Mathis 15+4reb+1ast, C.Rouse 13+11reb+1ast, Z.Bah 6+1reb+4ast
Bourg: D.Copeland 24+1reb+5ast, M.Sonko 19+9reb+1ast, O.Barro 17+10reb+1ast, C.Ferchaud 14+2reb, J.Delhomme 4+1reb, J.Sanchez 3+3reb+4ast
gschID: 139722


Fos Ouest - Bordeaux 68-58

There was a small surprise when sixth ranked Fos Ouest (7-4) won against at home 3rd placed Bordeaux (7-4) 68-58 on Friday. The hosts trailed by 7 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 10-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 68-58. The best player for the winners was Jamaican-American Sherman Gay (201-82, college: Loyola Mary) who scored 20 points and 6 rebounds. point guard Edouard Choquet (187-88) chipped in 9 points and 4 assists. American power forward Kurt Cunningham (205-87, college: Boise St.) produced a double-double by scoring 23 points and 15 rebounds and naturalized Tunisian swingman Sami Driss (194-82) added 5 points and 4 assists respectively for the guests. Fos Ouest moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Chalons-Reims and Bordeaux. Fos Ouest will face league's second-placed Limoges CSP Elite at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Bordeaux will play against SPO Rouen.
Top scorers:
Fos Ouest: S.Gay 20+6reb, S.Giffa 10+2reb, E.Choquet 9+4reb+4ast, B.Hoffarber 9+3reb+2ast, B.Clark 8+4reb+2ast, P.Haquet 8+4reb+1ast
Bordeaux: K.Cunningham 23+15reb+2ast, M.Doubal 10+2reb, B.Elisabeth-Mesnager 10+1reb, R.Dardaine 6+4reb+1ast, S.Driss 5+4reb+4ast, J.Nzeulie 4+2ast
gschID: 139723


Lille - Maurienne 66-81

There was no surprise when 14th ranked Lille Metropole (3-8) was defeated at home by eleventh ranked Aix-Maurienne (6-5) 81-66 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Aix-Maurienne. Lille Metropole was better in second period 23-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Aix-Maurienne had a 27-13 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a great shooting night for Aix-Maurienne especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 64.3 percentage. The best player for the winners was American Wilbert Brown (199-84, college: Niagara, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) who scored 15 points and 5 assists. American-DR Congolese power forward Bambale Osby (203-86, college: Maryland) chipped in 9 points and 13 rebounds. Osby is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Four Aix-Maurienne players scored in double figures. point guard Julien Sauret (184-81) produced 7 points and 5 assists and Cameroonian center Junior MBida (206-90) added 8 points and 6 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Aix-Maurienne moved-up to seventh place, which they share with 3 other teams. Lille Metropole lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the sixteenth position with eight games lost. Aix-Maurienne will face higher ranked SO Maritime Boulogne (#3) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Lille Metropole will play against Olympique Antibes (#13).
Top scorers:
Maurienne: D.Tucker 17+4reb, W.Brown 15+4reb+5ast, J.Ekanga-Ehawa 10+3reb+3ast, S.Darnauzan 10+2reb+3ast, B.Osby 9+13reb, T.Yvrande 7+1reb+1ast
Lille: C.Marshall 12, B.Gillet 10, M.Nascimento 8+1ast, J.MBida 8+6reb+2ast, N.Taccoen 7+6reb+1ast, S.Smith 7+6reb+2ast
gschID: 139724


Limoges - Le Portel 80-75

No shocking result in a game when second ranked Limoges CSP Elite (9-2) defeated at home 13th ranked Le Portel (4-7) 80-75 on Saturday. However just five-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. The hosts trailed by 12 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 80-75. Limoges CSP Elite made 23-of-29 free shots (79.3 percent) during the game. It was a great shooting night for Limoges CSP Elite especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.4 percentage. Le Portel was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was the former international guard Joseph Gomis (180-78) who scored 21 points. American guard Kyle McAlarney (185-87, college: Notre Dame) chipped in 14 points and 4 assists. American point guard Ronnie Taylor (188-81, college: NC-Greensboro, agency: Court Side) produced 14 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists and the other American import swingman Chris Davis (195-80, college: N.Texas, agency: Court Side) added 21 points respectively for the guests. Four Le Portel players scored in double figures. Limoges CSP Elite used an opportunity after Boulazac lost their game and moved up joining them at the top position. Le Portel lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the twelfth place with seven games lost. Limoges CSP Elite will face Fos Ouest (#4) on the road in the next round. Le Portel will play against JA Vichy (#18).
Top scorers:
Limoges: J.Gomis 21+2reb+2ast, K.McAlarney 14+3reb+4ast, R.Desroses 11+6reb+3ast, L.Milbourne 8+5reb+4ast, C.Massie 8+8reb+3ast, J.Hoyaux 7+1reb
Le Portel: C.Davis 21+2reb+3ast, R.Taylor 14+5reb+7ast, I.Sy 13+4reb+1ast, M.Labeyrie 10+4reb+3ast, N.Wyatte 8+5reb+3ast, M.N'Diaye 4+7reb
gschID: 139725




ProA Round 9: Sluc Nancy edges STB Le Havre by two points - by Eurobasket News
Fourteenth-ranked STB Le Havre (2-7) made lots of trouble for second ranked Sluc Nancy (8-1) on Saturday. Sluc Nancy managed to secure only two-point victory 74-72. However their fans expected much easier game. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But STB Le Havre won third quarter 21-20. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The best player for the winners was international power forward Adrien Moerman (203-88) who had a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds. American guard Jamal Shuler (191-86) chipped in 11 points and 7 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American-Venezuelan guard John Cox (195-81, college: USF) who recorded 29 points and 8 rebounds. Defending champion keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Gravelines. STB Le Havre lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the thirteenth place with seven games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Sluc Nancy is looking forward to face Chalon/Saor (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day. STB Le Havre will play against Pau-Lacq-Orthez (#12) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Gravelines. First ranked Gravelines-Dunkerque faced 4th placed Le Mans. Host Gravelines-Dunkerque (8-1) defeated guests from Le Mans (6-3) 94-76. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Le Mans. It was a good game for international point guard Andrew Albicy (178-90) who led his team to a victory with 20 points and 5 assists. Pape Sy contributed with 21 points for the winners. International forward Charles Kahudi (197-86, agency: Beo Basket) answered with 19 points and 5 rebounds for Le Mans. Gravelines-Dunkerque have an impressive series of eight victories in a row. They maintain first place with 8-1 record, which they share with Nancy. Le Mans at the other side keeps the fourth position with three games lost. They share it with Paris-Levallois. Gravelines-Dunkerque will play against JDA Dijon (#11) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Le Mans will play against Chorale de Roanne (#8) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
We should mention about the upset which took place in Pau, where higher ranked Strasbourg IG (4-5) lost to fifteenth ranked Pau-Lacq-Orthez (3-6) in a road game 70-79 on Friday. Antoine Mendy stepped up and scored 27 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Pau-Lacq-Orthez's coach Laurent Villa used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was Ricardo Greer with 11 points and 9 rebounds. Pau-Lacq-Orthez moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with Dijon. Loser Strasbourg IG dropped to the ninth position with five games lost. They share it with Cholet. Pau-Lacq-Orthez will meet STB Le Havre (#14) on the road in the next round. Strasbourg IG will play against Hyeres-Toulon (#13) and hope to secure a win.

Other games of round 9 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
bottom-ranked Poitiers was defeated by Roanne in a road game 85-80. Nanterre was beaten by Chalon at home 81-88. Cholet lost to Orleans on the opponent's court 70-77. Hyeres-Toulon unfortunately lost to ASVEL in a home game 78-87. Dijon recorded a loss to Paris-Levallois on the road 57-68.
The best stats of 9th round was 28 points by Malcolm Delaney of Chalon.



Pau-Lacq-Orthez - Strasbourg 79-70

We should mention about the upset which took place in Pau, where higher ranked Strasbourg IG (4-5) lost to fifteenth ranked Pau-Lacq-Orthez (3-6) in a road game 70-79 on Friday. Strasbourg IG trailed by 16 points after 3 quarters before a 28-21 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 70-79 at the end of the game. Pau-Lacq-Orthez made 19-of-24 free shots (79.2 percent) during the game. Naturalized Senegalese forward Antoine Mendy (198-83) stepped up and scored 27 points and 8 rebounds for the winners and American guard Allan Ray (188-84, college: Villanova) chipped in 14 points. Pau-Lacq-Orthez's coach Laurent Villa used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was American-Dominican swingman Ricardo Greer (197-78, college: Pittsburgh) with 11 points and 9 rebounds and American forward Justin Harper (208-89, college: Richmond) scored 15 points and 5 rebounds. Four Strasbourg IG players scored in double figures. Pau-Lacq-Orthez moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with Dijon. Loser Strasbourg IG dropped to the ninth position with five games lost. They share it with Cholet. Pau-Lacq-Orthez will meet STB Le Havre (#14) on the road in the next round. Strasbourg IG will play against Hyeres-Toulon (#13) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Pau-Lacq-Orthez: A.Mendy 27+8reb+2ast, A.Ray 14+2reb+3ast, T.Gipson 12+1reb+5ast, C.Elonu 7+6reb, J.Morency 6+5reb+2ast, F.Lesca 5+2reb
Strasbourg: J.Harper 15+5reb, C.Oliver 15, R.Greer 11+9reb+2ast, A.M'Baye 10+2reb+2ast, M.Zianveni 7+2reb+1ast, L.Allen 4+8reb
gschID: 133557


Roanne - Poitiers 85-80

There was no surprise when 16th ranked Poitiers (2-7) was defeated on the road by seventh ranked Chorale de Roanne (5-4) 85-80 on Saturday. However just five-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. The hosts trailed by 4 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 9-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 85-80. Chorale de Roanne made 17-of-19 free shots (89.5 percent) during the game. The game was dominated by American players. Swingman John Holland (195-88, college: Boston U.) stepped up and scored 29 points and 6 rebounds for the winners and point guard Andre Barrett (175-82, college: Seton Hall, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) chipped in 17 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. The best for the losing side was point guard James J.J. Miller (180-79, college: N.Carolina A&T, agency: Higher Vision Sports) with 14 points and forward Kenny Younger (203-77, college: Houston, agency: Warren Sports International) scored 13 points. Four Chorale de Roanne and five Poitiers players scored in double figures. Chorale de Roanne moved-up to sixth place, which they share with ASVEL and Orleans. Poitiers lost their sixth game in a row. They stay at the bottom position with seven games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Chorale de Roanne will meet higher ranked Le Mans (#4) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Poitiers will play against JSF Nanterre (#15) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Roanne: J.Holland 29+6reb+1ast, A.Barrett 17+8reb+5ast, D.Page 15+6reb, P.Braud 11+1reb, U.Nsonwu-Amadi 7+9reb+1ast, A.Tanghe 6+2reb
Poitiers: R.Wright 15+2reb, J.J.J. Miller 14+2reb+2ast, P.Guillard 14+3reb, K.Younger 13+4reb+1ast, A.Grant 11+4reb+2ast, E.Fournier 9+4reb+2ast
gschID: 133558


Nanterre - Chalon 81-88

No shocking result in a game when third ranked Chalon/Saor (7-2) defeated on the road 15th ranked JSF Nanterre (2-7) 88-81 on Saturday. JSF Nanterre trailed by 11 points after 3 quarters before a 19-15 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 81-88 at the end of the game. Chalon/Saor made 27-of-35 free shots (77.1 percent) during the game, while JSF Nanterre only scored eleven points from the stripe. American guard Malcolm Delaney (191-89, college: Virginia Tech) stepped up and scored 28 points for the winners and Nigerian power forward Alade Aminu (207-87, college: Georgia Tech) chipped in 15 points and 8 rebounds. Chalon/Saor's coach Gregor Beugnot allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. The best for the losing side was guard Xavier Corosine (184-85) with 24 points and American forward William Daniels (203-86, college: Rhode Island) scored 16 points. Five Chalon/Saor and four JSF Nanterre players scored in double figures. Chalon/Saor maintains third place with 7-2 record behind leader Gravelines. JSF Nanterre lost their fourth game in a row. Newly promoted team dropped to the thirteenth position with seven games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Chalon/Saor will meet at home league's second-placed Sluc Nancy in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. JSF Nanterre will play against Poitiers (#16) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Chalon: M.Delaney 28+2ast, A.Aminu 15+8reb, A.Michel Jean-Baptiste 12+7reb, I.Evtimov 11+4reb+2ast, S.Tchicamboud 10+2reb+6ast, B.Schilb 5+5reb+1ast
Nanterre: X.Corosine 24+4reb+3ast, W.Daniels 16+3reb+1ast, D.Garrett 13+1reb+4ast, J.Passave-Ducteil 10+8reb+1ast, M.Riley 7+5reb+2ast, L.Akono 6+1reb+2ast
gschID: 133559


Gravelines - Le Mans 94-76

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Gravelines. First ranked Gravelines-Dunkerque faced 4th placed Le Mans. Host Gravelines-Dunkerque (8-1) defeated guests from Le Mans (6-3) 94-76. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Le Mans. The game was mostly controlled by Gravelines-Dunkerque. Le Mans was better in third quarter 22-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a good game for international point guard Andrew Albicy (178-90) who led his team to a victory with 20 points and 5 assists. Guard Pape Sy (197-88) contributed with 21 points for the winners. International forward Charles Kahudi (197-86, agency: Beo Basket) answered with 19 points and 5 rebounds and American forward Marcellus Sommerville (200-82, college: Bradley) added 15 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Le Mans. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Gravelines-Dunkerque have an impressive series of eight victories in a row. They maintain first place with 8-1 record, which they share with Nancy. Le Mans at the other side keeps the fourth position with three games lost. They share it with Paris-Levallois. Gravelines-Dunkerque will play against JDA Dijon (#11) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Le Mans will play against Chorale de Roanne (#8) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Gravelines: P.Sy 21+2reb+2ast, A.Albicy 20+4reb+5ast, Y.Bokolo 16+5reb+2ast, R.Jomby 11+5reb, J.Johnson 8+3reb+1ast, J.Edwards 6+7reb+1ast
Le Mans: C.Kahudi 19+5reb, T.Rochestie 18+2reb+4ast, M.Sommerville 15+7reb+2ast, J.Paulo Batista 12+8reb+1ast, T.Bryant 8+6reb, A.Acker 4+2reb+2ast
gschID: 133560


Orleans - Cholet 77-70

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both sixth ranked Entente Orleans 45 and 9th ranked Cholet had identical 4-4 record. This time Entente Orleans 45 used a home court advantage and won against the opponent from Cholet 77-70 on Friday night. The hosts trailed by 9 points after three quarters before their 28-12 charge, which allowed them to win the game. American guard Cedrick Banks (190-81, college: Ill.-Chicago, agency: Higher Vision Sports) stepped up and scored 20 points (went 9 for 9 at the free throw line !!!) for the winners and his fellow American import forward David Monds (205-83, college: Oklahoma St.) chipped in 12 points. The best for the losing side was international guard Fabien Causeur (193-87) with 18 points and 4 assists and American guard DeMarcus Nelson (191-85, college: Duke) scored 15 points. Entente Orleans 45 maintains sixth place with 5-4 record, which they share with ASVEL and Roanne. Loser Cholet keeps the ninth position with five games lost. They share it with Strasbourg. Entente Orleans 45 will meet ASVEL (#7) in the next round. Cholet will play against Paris-Levallois and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Orleans: C.Banks 20+2reb+2ast, D.Monds 12+4reb, Y.Sangare 10+1reb+2ast, B.Greene 10+5reb+1ast, A.Sy 9+4reb+1ast, M.N'Doye 8+4reb+2ast
Cholet: F.Causeur 18+4reb+4ast, D.Nelson 15+2reb+3ast, R.Hite 9+2reb, R.Duport 6+3reb, R.Gobert 6+5reb+1ast, R.Falker 5+4reb+4ast
gschID: 133561


Hyeres-Toulon - ASVEL 78-87

Very predictable result when eighth ranked ASVEL (5-4) beat on the road 13th ranked Hyeres-Toulon (2-7) 87-78 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 4 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 7-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 87-78. ASVEL looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. International guard Edwin Jackson (191-89) stepped up and scored 25 points for the winners and American power forward Hilton Armstrong (208-84, college: Connecticut) chipped in 10 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists. Four ASVEL players scored in double figures. ASVEL's coach Pierre Vincent allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. The best for the losing side was American power forward Rolan Roberts (201-78, college: S.Illinois) with 15 points and 8 rebounds and the former international guard Paccelis Morlende (189-81) scored 17 points and 4 assists. The victory was the third consecutive win for ASVEL. They moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Roanne and Orleans. Loser Hyeres-Toulon keeps the thirteenth position with seven games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. ASVEL will meet at home Entente Orleans 45 (#6) in the next round. Hyeres-Toulon will play against Strasbourg IG (#9) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
ASVEL: E.Jackson 25+1reb+3ast, K.Tillie 16+5reb+1ast, L.Westermann 14+7reb+5ast, H.Armstrong 10+12reb+5ast, P.Lacombe 9+3reb+2ast, D.Thompson 8+3reb+4ast
Hyeres-Toulon: P.Morlende 17+3reb+4ast, R.Roberts 15+8reb+3ast, S.Fein 10, L.Labeyrie 10+11reb+1ast, T.Terrell 8+4reb+1ast, S.Cisse 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 133554


Nancy - Le Havre 74-72

Fourteenth-ranked STB Le Havre (2-7) made lots of trouble for second ranked Sluc Nancy (8-1) on Saturday. Sluc Nancy managed to secure only two-point victory 74-72. However their fans expected much easier game. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But STB Le Havre won third quarter 21-20. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The best player for the winners was international power forward Adrien Moerman (203-88) who had a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds. American guard Jamal Shuler (191-86) chipped in 11 points and 7 rebounds. Four Sluc Nancy players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American-Venezuelan guard John Cox (195-81, college: USF) who recorded 29 points and 8 rebounds and American guard Nic Wise (178-87, college: Arizona) added 12 points, 7 rebounds, 13 assists and 6 steals respectively. Defending champion keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Gravelines. STB Le Havre lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the thirteenth place with seven games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Sluc Nancy is looking forward to face Chalon/Saor (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day. STB Le Havre will play against Pau-Lacq-Orthez (#12) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Nancy: A.Moerman 15+11reb+3ast, P.Amagou 13+3reb+2ast, V.Samnick 12+3reb+2ast, J.Shuler 11+7reb+3ast, A.Akingbala 10+6reb, J.Linehan 7+7reb+6ast
Le Havre: J.Cox 29+8reb+1ast, N.Wise 12+7reb+13ast, G.Jenkins 11+8reb+3ast, O.Camara 9+5reb+1ast, C.Leonard 6+6reb+1ast, G.Pitard 5+3reb
gschID: 133555


Paris-Levallois - Dijon 68-57

Not a big story in a game when 11th ranked JDA Dijon (3-6) was defeated on the road by fifth ranked Paris-Levallois (6-3) 68-57 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 36-23 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Strangely JDA Dijon outrebounded Paris-Levallois 42-30 including a 19-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. The game was dominated by American players. Forward Jawad Williams (204-83, college: N.Carolina) stepped up and scored 18 points and 7 rebounds for the winners and power forward Lamont Hamilton (208-84, college: St.John's) chipped in 14 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Four Paris-Levallois players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was swingman Sean Marshall (198-85, college: Boston Coll.) with 18 points and 5 rebounds and power forward Andre Harris (201-85, college: Fairleigh Dickinson) produced a double-double by scoring 10 points and 10 rebounds. JDA Dijon's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Paris-Levallois moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Le Mans. Newly promoted JDA Dijon keeps the eleventh position with six games lost. They share it with Pau-Lacq-Orthez. Paris-Levallois will meet Cholet (#10) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. JDA Dijon will play against the league's leader Gravelines-Dunkerque and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Paris-Levallois: J.Williams 18+7reb+3ast, D.Noel 16+4reb+3ast, L.Hamilton 14+7reb+4ast, E.Chatfield 11+4reb+3ast, M.Morandais 5+3reb+2ast, P.Da Silva 2+2reb+5ast
Dijon: S.Marshall 18+5reb+3ast, A.Harris 10+10reb+1ast, Z.Moss 9+7reb, J.Leloup 8+4reb, B.Dixon 4+8reb+6ast, S.Dia 4
gschID: 133556




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  FYR MACEDONIA   


D1 Standings
Superleague Standings
 1. Feni Indistrija 11-0 
 2. Torus Skopje 8-2 
 3. MZT Skopje 8-2 
 4. Lirija 5-5 
 5. Kumanovo 4-5 
 6. Rabotnicki 3-7 
 7. Vardar 3-7 
 8. ABA Strumica 2-9 
 9. Kozuv 2-9 


Stats Leaders - Superleague
Points Per Game
 Phillip BROOKS
  ABA S.
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 21
 1. Brooks, ABA S.21.0 
 2. Radulovic, Vardar19.4 
 3. Boswell, ABA S.19.3 
 4. Zivcevic, Lirija18.5 
 5. Tasovski, Rabotnic.18.3 
 6. Nikolovski, Feni I.18.0 
 7. Dahlman, MZT S.17.4 
 8. Janjusevic, Kuman.17.4 
 9. Jelesijevic, Kuman.17.2 
 10. Karadzovski, Toru.16.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Noah DAHLMAN
  MZT S.
  (200-F-89)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Dahlman, MZT S.9.3 
 2. Gecevski, MZT S.9.0 
 3. Mitchell, Lirija7.9 
 4. Reynolds, Torus S.7.8 
 5. Nikolovski, Feni I.7.6 
 6. Trajkovski, Torus7.5 
 7. Cekovski, MZT S.6.9 
 8. Hadzivasilev, ABA6.5 
 9. Jelesijevic, Kuman.6.3 
 10. Shterjov, Vardar6.1 
Assists Per Game
 Jane PETROVSKI
  Rabotnicki
  (181-G-87)
  Avg: 3.9
 1. Petrovski, Rabotni.3.9 
 2. Karadzovski, Torus3.5 
 3. Morban, Lirija3.5 
 4. Frye, Feni Indistr.3.4 
 5. Radulovic, Vardar3.3 
 6. Mijajlovic, MZT S.3.1 
 7. Gecevski, MZT S.3.0 
 8. Tasevski, Vardar3.0 
 9. Tomasevic, Kozuv2.9 
 10. Delev, ABA S.2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Jarrid FRYE
  Feni Indistrija
  (194-G/F-85)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Frye, Feni Indistr.2.6 
 2. Tasovski, Rabotnic.2.3 
 3. Filipovic, Lirija1.8 
 4. Morban, Lirija1.7 
 5. Simonovski, Feni I.1.7 
 6. Zivcevic, Lirija1.5 
 7. Brooks, ABA S.1.3 
 8. Hasanov, ABA S.1.2 
 9. Bogoev, Rabotnicki1.1 
 10. Reynolds, Torus S.1.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Todor GECEVSKI
  MZT S.
  (209-C-77)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Gecevski, MZT S.1.3 
 2. Chappell, ABA S.1.2 
 3. Jelesijevic, Kuman.1.1 
 4. Cole, Rabotnicki0.9 
 5. Avramovski, Lirija0.8 
 6. Trajkovski, Torus0.7 
 7. Kralevski, Vardar0.7 
 8. Mitchell, Lirija0.7 
 9. Simic, Lirija0.6 
 10. Buha, Kozuv0.6 


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  GEORGIA   


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


Geogian Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Lasha PARGHALAVA
  Sokhu.
  (191-G-87)
  Avg: 26.5
 1. Parghalava, Sokhu.26.5 
 2. Carter, Dinamo T.26.0 
 3. Patsatsia, Sokhumi25.9 
 4. Kreps, MIA Tbilisi23.3 
 5. Blair, MIA Tbilisi22.5 
 6. Niniashvili, TSU T.21.9 
 7. Smith, MIA Tbilisi21.0 
 8. Chikviladze, Samed.19.1 
 9. Gay, Sokhumi18.5 
 10. Sljuka, Olympus17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Keyon CARTER
  Dinamo T.
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 16
 1. Carter, Dinamo T.16.0 
 2. Patsatsia, Sokhumi12.0 
 3. Milutinovic, Olymp.11.3 
 4. Gay, Sokhumi10.5 
 5. Niniashvili, TSU T.10.0 
 6. Keshelava, Batumi9.3 
 7. Machaladze, STU T.9.1 
 8. Bekauri, Samedicino9.1 
 9. Hoger, Olympus8.7 
 10. Matiashvili, Kuta.8.1 
Assists Per Game
 Giorgi GAMQRELIDZE
  Olympus
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Gamqrelidze, Olymp.7.8 
 2. Artsividze, Rustavi7.5 
 3. Gaines, Armia6.5 
 4. Chitashvili, TSU T.5.8 
 5. Mikeladze, Batumi5.6 
 6. Parghalava, Sokhu.5.0 
 7. Tsekvava, Kutaisi4.5 
 8. Gay, Sokhumi4.5 
 9. Blair, MIA Tbilisi4.5 
 10. Berishvili, TSU T.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Nika RAMISHVILI
  Batumi
  (181-G-94)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Ramishvili, Batumi3.1 
 2. Blair, MIA Tbilisi2.5 
 3. Gaines, Armia2.5 
 4. Gay, Sokhumi2.5 
 5. Beruashvili, STU T.2.3 
 6. Kokhreidze, TSU T.2.3 
 7. Chachanidze, Rust.2.3 
 8. Gulisabedash., Oly.2.1 
 9. Thomas, Armia2.0 
 10. Sanadze, Dinamo2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Beka BEKAURI
  Samedicino
  (207-C-91)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Bekauri, Samedicino2.3 
 2. Atuashvili, Sokhumi1.7 
 3. Milutinovic, Olymp.1.7 
 4. Toudjani, MIA T.1.6 
 5. Beruashvili, STU T.1.6 
 6. Kjellbom, Armia1.5 
 7. Tsirekidze, Kutaisi1.5 
 8. Matiashvili, Kutai.1.3 
 9. Machaladze, STU T.1.3 
 10. Ilic, Samedicino1.2 


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  GERMANY   


Stats Leaders - 2.Bundesliga
Points Per Game
 Robert MCKIVER
  Braves
  (191-G-84)
  Avg: 20.7
 1. McKiver, Braves20.7 
 2. Samarco, Karlsruhe20.2 
 3. Reese, Duesseldorf19.7 
 4. Stommes, Webmoebel18.9 
 5. Reid, MBC18.2 
 6. Roessler, Karlsruhe18.0 
 7. Mason, Webmoebel17.1 
 8. Howard, Karlsruhe17.0 
 9. Watts, Heidelberg16.6 
 10. Webb, Crailsheim16.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Justin HOWARD
  Karlsruhe
  (208-C-81)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Howard, Karlsruhe10.5 
 2. Harris, Cuxhaven8.7 
 3. Black, Jena8.5 
 4. Uskoski, Kirchheim8.3 
 5. Webb, Crailsheim7.9 
 6. Watts, Heidelberg7.3 
 7. Mason, Webmoebel7.2 
 8. De Michael, NBC7.1 
 9. Lawson, Chemnitz7.1 
 10. Abercrombie, NBC6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Lee JEKA
  Braves
  (187-G-83)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Jeka, Braves5.7 
 2. Smith, Kirchheim5.6 
 3. Rice, Cuxhaven5.0 
 4. Johnson, Chemnitz4.8 
 5. Diggs, Webmoebel4.6 
 6. Chavis, NBC4.5 
 7. Vilhjalmsson, MBC4.5 
 8. Williamson, Ehingen4.4 
 9. Hill, Crailsheim4.4 
 10. Reese, Duesseldo.4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Cedric BROOKS
  Kirchheim
  (185-G-80)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Brooks, Kirchheim2.4 
 2. Bowlin, Leitershof.2.1 
 3. Rice, Cuxhaven1.8 
 4. Johnson, Chemnitz1.8 
 5. Williamson, Ehingen1.6 
 6. Ishizaki, Chemnitz1.6 
 7. Harris, NBC1.5 
 8. Stockton, Karlsruhe1.5 
 9. Capel, Cuxhaven1.5 
 10. Matthews, Ehingen1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Dmitriy CHEREMNYKH
  Braves
  (213-C-78)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Cheremnykh, Braves1.9 
 2. Harris, Cuxhaven1.3 
 3. Zipser, Heidelberg1.3 
 4. Oakes, MBC1.0 
 5. De Michael, NBC1.0 
 6. Howard, Karlsruhe0.9 
 7. Williamson, Ehingen0.9 
 8. Thomas, Kirchheim0.8 
 9. Brown, Cuxhaven0.8 
 10. Flomo, Duesseldorf0.7 


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


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


Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga
Points Per Game
 Bobby BROWN
  EWE Baskets
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 18.9
 1. Brown, EWE Baskets18.9 
 2. Holston, Art.Drag.18.8 
 3. Carter, Phoenix17.4 
 4. Wood, ALBA17.0 
 5. Gray, Fraport SKY16.0 
 6. Swann, Ratiopharm15.9 
 7. Ensminger, Teleko.15.6 
 8. Foster, B.Muenchen15.5 
 9. Troutman, B.Mue.15.1 
 10. Leuer, Fraport SKY14.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 John BRYANT
  Ratiopharm
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 9.4
 1. Bryant, Ratiopharm9.4 
 2. Ensminger, Teleko.8.4 
 3. Leuer, Fraport SKY7.8 
 4. Sykes, Goettingen7.3 
 5. Chubb, EWE Baskets7.1 
 6. Troutman, B.Mue.6.9 
 7. Elliott, s.Oliv.6.8 
 8. Davidson, Fraport6.7 
 9. Ovcina, LTi 46ers6.7 
 10. Hunter, Bayreuth6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Jared JORDAN
  Telekom .
  (188-PG-84)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Jordan, Telekom8.1 
 2. Holston, Art.Drag.6.1 
 3. Brewer, Bremerha.6.0 
 4. Joyce, TBB Trier5.8 
 5. Wood, ALBA5.6 
 6. Brown, EWE Baskets5.2 
 7. Campbell, Walter T.4.8 
 8. Hamann, B.Muenchen4.5 
 9. Gibson, Bayreuth4.5 
 10. Jacobson, s.Oliv.3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Mark DORRIS
  EnBW L.
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Dorris, EnBW L.1.8 
 2. Holston, Art.Drag.1.7 
 3. Carter, Phoenix1.5 
 4. Crowe, Phoenix1.4 
 5. Wood, ALBA1.4 
 6. Ibekwe, Bayreuth1.4 
 7. Bernard, LTi 46ers1.4 
 8. Kramer, s.Oliv.1.4 
 9. Trice, Ratiopharm1.3 
 10. Linhart, TBB Trier1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Tony GAFFNEY
  Teleko.
  (204-F-84)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Gaffney, Teleko.2.1 
 2. Ibekwe, Bayreuth2.0 
 3. Pleiss, Brose B.1.9 
 4. Slaughter, Brose B.1.8 
 5. Looby, EnBW L.1.7 
 6. King, Art.Dragons1.5 
 7. Boone, s.Oliver.1.3 
 8. Redding, Walter T.1.1 
 9. Davidson, Fraport1.0 
 10. Sykes, Goettingen0.8 


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A2 Round 10: Apollon Patras lose #1 position - by Eurobasket News
There were many interesting games last round. The round ended with change at the leadership position, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

Round 10 in A2 means a new league leader. The biggest surprise took place in Eleusina where host Panelefsiniakos (8-2) edged league's leader Apollon Patras (7-3) 70-68 on Saturday evening. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The hosts trailed by 9 points after first quarter, but they rallied back winning two of next three quarters and won the game by 2 points. Strangely Apollon Patras outrebounded Panelefsiniakos 40-24 including 29 on the defensive glass. 26 personal fouls committed by Apollon Patras helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Forward Christos Deligiannis (204-F-84, agency: FCM) fired 18 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Guard Thomas Nikou (185-79) chipped in 12 points and 5 assists. Guard Nikos Argyropoylos (188-78) produced 18 points and 4 assists (made all of his eight free throws) for lost side. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Panelefsiniakos have an impressive five-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader. Apollon Patras at the other side dropped to the second place with three games lost. They share the position with AEK and Ikaroi Serron. They were replaced at the leadership position by Panelefsiniakos. Apollon Patras will play next round against strong Ikaroi Serron trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Panelefsiniakos will try to continue on its current victory against ninth ranked Ermis Lagkada in Lagadas.
Very important is a home loss of second ranked Ikaroi Serron (7-3) against eighth ranked Arkadikos (5-5) on Saturday night. Host Ikaroi Serron was defeated by Arkadikos in a tough game in Serres 64-70. Worth to mention a great performance of power forward Andronikos Gizogiannis (200-83, agency: FCM) who helped to win the game recording 14 points and 8 rebounds. Giorgos Kopsaftis contributed with 10 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Power forward Evaggelis Margaritis (202-82) replied with a double-double by scoring 29 points and 13 rebounds for Ikaroi Serron. Arkadikos moved-up to seventh place, which they share with 3 other teams. Ikaroi Serron at the other side keeps the second position with three games lost. They share it with AEK and Apollon Patras. Arkadikos will play against Perama Ermis (#8) at home in the next round. Ikaroi Serron will play against the league's second-placed Apollon Patras (#2) having rather not much hope for a victory.
Bottom-ranked AEK/Argous (0-10) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 76-62 loss to fifteenth ranked Periko/Arhelaos (4-6) in Perikos on Saturday evening. Kostas Bechlivanis scored 25 points to lead the charge for the winners. Periko/Arhelaos' coach used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side Edi Sinadinovic responded with 22 points and 4 assists. Periko/Arhelaos moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser AEK/Argous still closes the standings with ten games lost. Periko/Arhelaos will meet higher ranked Lavrio (#6) on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. AEK/Argous will play against AEK (#4) having rather not much hope for a victory.
The game in Heraklion was also worth to mention about. 5th ranked Lavrio (6-4) played at the court of sixth ranked OFI (6-4). OFI managed to secure a 7-point victory 84-77. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Lavrio. Stavros Toutziarakis notched a double-double by scoring 21 points and 11 rebounds to lead the effort. OFI's coach Chris Hugaz allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. OFI moved-up to fifth place, which they share with defeated Lavrio. OFI's next round opponent will be Doxa Lefkadas (#12) on the road and are hoping to win another game. Lavrio will play against Periko/Arhelaos (#14) in Perikos.
Important game to mention about took place in Athens. Thirteenth ranked Pagrati (4-6) saved a 1-point victory at home edging 12th ranked Doxa Lefkadas (4-6) 76-75 in the fight for the eleventh place. Apostolos Koutroulias fired 21 points for the winners. Pagrati moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Doxa Lefkadas. Pagrati's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Athens to the arena Amyntas Dafnis.

Rest of the games of round 10 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Nea Kifisia was defeated by Perama Ermis in a road game 96-86. AEK smashed Ermis Lagkada at home 84-61. Amyntas Dafnis lost to Panerythraikos on the opponent's court 79-86.


Perama Ermis - Nea Kifisia 96-86

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both ninth ranked Perama Ermis and 11th ranked Nea Kifisia had identical 4-5 record. This time Perama Ermis used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Athens 96-86 on Saturday night. The game was mostly controlled by Perama Ermis. Nea Kifisia was better in second period 19-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Perama Ermis shot the lights out from three sinking 15 long-distance shots on high 53.6 percentage. Naturalized Cypriot guard Aristides Koronidis (188-82) fired 18 points and 7 assists for the winners. Guard Nikos Michalos (192-77) chipped in 19 points and 6 rebounds. Forward Markos Kolokas (203-77) produced a double-double by scoring 21 points and 11 rebounds and guard Savas Nikitakis (184-76) added 24 points and 5 assists respectively 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 rest. Perama Ermis (5-5) moved-up to seventh place, which they share with 3 other teams. Nea Kifisia at the other side, also newcomer in the league, keeps the eleventh position with six games lost. Perama Ermis will face Arkadikos (#10) in Arkadia in the next round. Nea Kifisia will play at home against Panerythraikos in New Eritrea.
Top scorers:
Perama Ermis: N.Michalos 19+6reb+2ast, A.Koronidis 18+3reb+7ast, L.Skoutaris 16+1ast, M.Milicevic 13+6reb+1ast, D.Tsarouchas 9+7reb, D.Kapiniaris 9+1reb+1ast
Nea Kifisia: S.Nikitakis 24+3reb+5ast, M.Kolokas 21+11reb+1ast, T.Sioutis 15+4reb, F.Moschovitis 13+3reb+6ast, S.Diamantopoulos 5+1reb, D.Menoudakos 4+2reb+3ast
gschID: 138397


Ikaroi Serron - Arkadikos 64-70

Very important is a home loss of second ranked Ikaroi Serron (7-3) against eighth ranked Arkadikos (5-5) on Saturday night. Host Ikaroi Serron was defeated by Arkadikos in a tough game in Serres 64-70. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Ikaroi Serron won third quarter 18-15. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Worth to mention a great performance of power forward Andronikos Gizogiannis (200-83, agency: FCM) who helped to win the game recording 14 points and 8 rebounds. Guard Giorgos Kopsaftis (192-83, agency: FCM) contributed with 10 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Four Arkadikos players scored in double figures. Power forward Evaggelis Margaritis (202-82) replied with a double-double by scoring 29 points and 13 rebounds and guard Savvas Kaberidis (187-78) added 14 points and 5 assists in the effort for Ikaroi Serron. Arkadikos moved-up to seventh place, which they share with 3 other teams. Ikaroi Serron at the other side keeps the second position with three games lost. They share it with AEK and Apollon Patras. Arkadikos will play against Perama Ermis (#8) at home in the next round. Ikaroi Serron will play against the league's second-placed Apollon Patras (#2) having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Arkadikos: A.Gizogiannis 14+8reb+3ast, S.Gizogiannis 11+1reb+1ast, P.Kosanovic 10+4reb+1ast, G.Kopsaftis 10+6reb+2ast, S.Tosic 8+2reb, M.Papadakis 6+3reb+2ast
Ikaroi Serron: E.Margaritis 29+13reb+2ast, S.Kaberidis 14+4reb+5ast, F.Simeonidis 11+8reb+1ast, S.Mourtos 4+6reb+1ast, K.Totsios 4+5reb+2ast, G.Theodorakos 2+1reb
gschID: 138398


Panelefsiniakos - Apollon Patras 70-68

Round 10 in A2 means a new league leader. The biggest surprise took place in Eleusina where host Panelefsiniakos (8-2) edged league's leader Apollon Patras (7-3) 70-68 on Saturday evening. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The hosts trailed by 9 points after first quarter, but they rallied back winning two of next three quarters and won the game by 2 points. Strangely Apollon Patras outrebounded Panelefsiniakos 40-24 including 29 on the defensive glass. 26 personal fouls committed by Apollon Patras helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Forward Christos Deligiannis (204-84, agency: FCM) fired 18 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Guard Thomas Nikou (185-79) chipped in 12 points and 5 assists. Four Panelefsiniakos players scored in double figures. Guard Nikos Argyropoylos (188-78) produced 18 points and 4 assists (made all of his eight free throws) and naturalized Serbian swingman Vladimir Petrovic-Stergiou (198-77, agency: BeoExcell) added 12 points and 9 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Panelefsiniakos have an impressive five-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader. Apollon Patras at the other side dropped to the second place with three games lost. They share the position with AEK and Ikaroi Serron. They were replaced at the leadership position by Panelefsiniakos. Apollon Patras will play next round against strong Ikaroi Serron trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Panelefsiniakos will try to continue on its current victory against ninth ranked Ermis Lagkada in Lagadas.
Top scorers:
Panelefsiniakos: C.Deligiannis 18+6reb+1ast, S.Magounis 16+3reb, T.Nikou 12+3reb+5ast, G.Kyriakopoulos 12+2reb+2ast, N.Voulgaris 6+5reb+1ast, V.Koukouravas 5+3ast
Apollon Patras: N.Argyropoylos 18+2reb+4ast, V.Petrovic-Stergiou 12+9reb+1ast, I.Krolo 11+6reb+1ast, G.Lianos 8+9reb+4ast, D.Virijevic 7+3reb, G.Stamopoulos 6+1ast
gschID: 138399


Pagrati - Doxa Lefkadas 76-75

Important game to mention about took place in Athens. Thirteenth ranked Pagrati (4-6) saved a 1-point victory at home edging 12th ranked Doxa Lefkadas (4-6) 76-75 in the fight for the eleventh place. The hosts trailed by 7 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 6-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 76-75. Pagrati made 18-of-23 free shots (78.3 percent) during the game. Doxa Lefkadas was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Center Apostolos Koutroulias (206-76) fired 21 points for the winners. Guard Nikos Makris (188-79) chipped in 10 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Forward Vasilis Vagenas (202-80) produced 11 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and guard Nektarios Marousits (194-89) added 16 points (perfect from the field making all seven shots !!!) respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Pagrati moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Doxa Lefkadas. Pagrati's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Athens to the arena Amyntas Dafnis.
Top scorers:
Pagrati: A.Koutroulias 21+4reb+1ast, S.Veskoukis 18+2reb+1ast, A.Siristratidis 10+2ast, N.Makris 10+6reb+5ast, A.Sigounas 8+4reb+1ast, G.Dimakos 7+3reb+1ast
Doxa Lefkadas: N.Marousits 16+2reb, M.Pekovic 14+3ast, V.Vagenas 11+5reb+4ast, V.Ekine 10+2reb+1ast, D.Rallis 7+1reb+3ast, K.Tsotsos 6
gschID: 138392


OFI - Lavrio 84-77

The game in Heraklion was also worth to mention about. 5th ranked Lavrio (6-4) played at the court of sixth ranked OFI (6-4). OFI managed to secure a 7-point victory 84-77. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Lavrio. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Lavrio won third quarter 19-18. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. 26 personal fouls committed by Lavrio helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Center Stavros Toutziarakis (210-87, agency: FCM) notched a double-double by scoring 21 points and 11 rebounds to lead the effort and forward Alexis Bardas (189-81) supported him with 23 points. OFI's coach Chris Hugaz allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Even 23 points and 6 rebounds by forward Giannis Kakiouzis (205-78) did not help to save the game for Lavrio. Naturalized Cypriot guard Vassilis Kounas (195-84) added 19 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. OFI moved-up to fifth place, which they share with defeated Lavrio. OFI's next round opponent will be Doxa Lefkadas (#12) on the road and are hoping to win another game. Lavrio will play against Periko/Arhelaos (#14) in Perikos.
Top scorers:
OFI: A.Bardas 23+2reb+3ast, S.Toutziarakis 21+11reb+1ast, D.Lewis 15+4reb+1ast, D.Katiakos 10+6reb, G.Kerasovitis 4+2reb+6ast, A.Sizopoulos 4+3reb+1ast
Lavrio: G.Kakiouzis 23+6reb+2ast, V.Kounas 19+6reb+4ast, N.Psileas 18+6reb, G.Psomaderis 11+3reb+1ast, G.Tirlas 4+5reb, M.Perakis 2+1reb+1ast
gschID: 138393


Periko/Arhelaos - AEK/Argous 76-62

Bottom-ranked AEK/Argous (0-10) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 76-62 loss to fifteenth ranked Periko/Arhelaos (4-6) in Perikos on Saturday evening. It was a very close game until the last quarter, when Periko/Arhelaos's pressure prevailed and they won that period 22-12 extending their advantage to 14 points. Guard Kostas Bechlivanis (180-74, agency: FCM) scored 25 points to lead the charge for the winners and forward Paraskeva Martzos (197-85, agency: FCM) chipped in 16 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. Periko/Arhelaos' coach used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side Serbian guard Edi Sinadinovic (190-88) responded with 22 points and 4 assists and power forward Kostas Maglos (208-75, college: Boston Coll.) produced a double-double by scoring 10 points and 13 rebounds. Periko/Arhelaos moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser AEK/Argous still closes the standings with ten games lost. Periko/Arhelaos will meet higher ranked Lavrio (#6) on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. AEK/Argous will play against AEK (#4) having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Periko/Arhelaos: K.Bechlivanis 25+4reb+2ast, P.Martzos 16+8reb+2ast, T.Panaras 11+4reb, G.Maltesios 9+7reb+1ast, S.Bourdanos 6+1ast, N.Bochoridis 3+2reb
AEK/Argous: E.Sinadinovic 22+3reb+4ast, S.Tsabis 12+4reb+1ast, K.Maglos 10+13reb, A.Stevovic 7+8reb+1ast, D.Papantoniou 7+7reb+2ast, G.Koukounias 4+3reb+1ast
gschID: 138394


AEK - Ermis Lagkada 84-61

No shocking result in a game in Athens where fourth ranked AEK (7-3) smashed 7th ranked Ermis Lagkada (5-5) 84-61 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by AEK. Ermis Lagkada was better in second period 23-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. AEK dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Ermis Lagkada's 28. AEK forced 20 Ermis Lagkada turnovers and outrebounded them 39-24 including 30 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists comparing to just 8 passes made by Ermis Lagkada's players. Nikolaos Kourtis fired a double-double by scoring 17 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Center Dimitris Despos (209-76, agency: FCM) chipped in 19 points and 8 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). Four AEK players scored in double figures. AEK's coach Demetris Liogas felt very confident that he used 11 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Center Giorgos Anagnostopoulos (207-80) produced 20 points and 5 rebounds and the former international guard Savvas Iliadis (192-79) added 13 points respectively for lost side. AEK have an impressive six-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Apollon Patras and Ikaroi Serron. Loser Ermis Lagkada keeps the seventh position with five games lost. AEK will face bottom-ranked AEK/Argous (#16) on the road in the next round which should be another easy win for them. Ermis Lagkada will play against the league's leader Panelefsiniakos (#1) in Eleusina.
Top scorers:
AEK: D.Despos 19+8reb+1ast, N.Kourtis 17+12reb+6ast, F.Vasilopoulos 15+3reb+6ast, P.Noeas 12+9reb+1ast, A.Mantzaris 8+1reb+3ast, V.Tzolos 4+1reb
Ermis Lagkada: G.Anagnostopoulos 20+5reb, S.Iliadis 13+1reb+3ast, T.Kamariotis 9+3reb, S.Kekelis 9+2reb+2ast, H.Plioukas 5+2reb, S.Nisiotis 2+7reb+1ast
gschID: 138395


Panerythraikos - Amyntas Dafnis 86-79

Very expected game in New Eritrea where 14th ranked Amyntas Dafnis (3-7) was defeated by tenth ranked Panerythraikos (5-5) 86-79 on Saturday. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Amyntas Dafnis won third quarter 23-18. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Panerythraikos made 25-of-30 free shots (83.3 percent) during the game. Amyntas Dafnis was plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. Center Kostas Macheras (205-85, agency: FCM) fired 22 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) for the winners. Forward Sotiris Katoufas (206-79) chipped in 17 points. Four Panerythraikos players scored in double figures. Panerythraikos' coach Dimitris Houhoulis used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. Forward Dimitris Lolas (203-86, agency: FCM) produced 15 points and 9 rebounds and guard Thodoris Vardianos (193-78) added 19 points respectively for lost side. Panerythraikos moved-up to seventh place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Amyntas Dafnis dropped to the fifteenth position with seven games lost. Panerythraikos will face Nea Kifisia (#13) in Athens in the next round where they are favorite. Amyntas Dafnis' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Athens Pagrati.
Top scorers:
Panerythraikos: K.Macheras 22+7reb+4ast, S.Katoufas 17+4reb+1ast, G.Rodostoglou 14+1reb+1ast, C.Lakkas 11, T.Kallianotis 8+3reb+4ast, S.Kontoudis 6+1reb+3ast
Amyntas Dafnis: T.Vardianos 19+2reb, F.Pagonis 16+3reb+1ast, D.Lolas 15+9reb+3ast, G.Sourlis 8+2reb+2ast, K.Vardavas 8+9reb+1ast, L.Zoupas 8+1ast
gschID: 138396




Stats Leaders - A1
Points Per Game
 Kosta CHARALAMPIDIS
  KAO.
  (189-G-76)
  Avg: 19.7
 1. Charalampidi., KAO.19.7 
 2. Christmas, AGOR18.5 
 3. Tapoutos, Aris17.8 
 4. Roby, Peristeri GS17.6 
 5. Kommatos, Marousi16.0 
 6. James, Aris15.2 
 7. Taylor, Kavala15.0 
 8. Printezis, Olympia.14.8 
 9. Baynes, Ikaros14.2 
 10. Gagaloudis, Marou.14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aron BAYNES
  Ikaros
  (208-C-86)
  Avg: 9.2
 1. Baynes, Ikaros9.2 
 2. Haritopoulos, Maro.8.8 
 3. Stepheson, Panio.8.7 
 4. Giddens, PAOK7.2 
 5. Tapoutos, Aris6.8 
 6. Charissis, Kolossos6.8 
 7. Flowers, KAOD6.7 
 8. O''Bryant, Kavala6.7 
 9. Kommatos, Marousi6.2 
 10. Goree, PAOK6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Vasilis XANTHOPOULOS
  Panio.
  (187-G-84)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Xanthopoulos, Pani.6.2 
 2. Petroulas, Periste.5.8 
 3. Spanoulis, Olympia.5.5 
 4. Gagaloudis, Marousi5.3 
 5. Thompson, Ilysi.5.0 
 6. Diamantidis, Panat.4.8 
 7. Charalampidi., KAO.4.7 
 8. James, Aris4.6 
 9. Tsaldaris, Aris4.0 
 10. Wright, AGOR4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Darryl THOMPSON
  Ilysi.
  (173-PG-85)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Thompson, Ilysi.2.3 
 2. Tsamis, Kolossos1.8 
 3. Diamantidis, Panat.1.8 
 4. Hatten, Kolossos1.8 
 5. Christmas, AGOR1.7 
 6. Roby, Peristeri GS1.6 
 7. James, Aris1.6 
 8. Wright, AGOR1.5 
 9. Mavraides, Aris1.4 
 10. Kerusch, Aris1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Sam MULDROW
  Aris
  (205-F-)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Muldrow, Aris1.8 
 2. O''Bryant, Kavala1.8 
 3. Hines, Olympiakos1.7 
 4. Giddens, PAOK1.3 
 5. Flowers, KAOD1.3 
 6. Scott, Peristeri GS1.2 
 7. Johnson, Ikaros1.2 
 8. Zimic, Perister.1.0 
 9. Vougioukas, Panat.1.0 
 10. Charissis, Koloss.1.0 


Stats Leaders - A2
Points Per Game
 Nikos ARGYROPOYLOS
  Apollo.
  (188-G-78)
  Avg: 21.2
 1. Argyropoylos, Apol.21.2 
 2. Iliadis, Ermis L.20.6 
 3. Vasilopoulos, AEK19.6 
 4. Totsios, Ikaroi S.18.3 
 5. Gizogiannis, Arkad.18.1 
 6. Lewis, OFI17.4 
 7. Sinadinovic, AEK/A.17.1 
 8. Pettas, Doxa L.16.9 
 9. Bardas, OFI16.7 
 10. Margaritis, Ikaro.16.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Stavros TOUTZIARAKIS
  OFI
  (210-C-87)
  Avg: 8.6
 1. Toutziarakis, OFI8.6 
 2. Lolas, Amyntas8.5 
 3. Macheras, Panery.8.5 
 4. Maglos, AE.8.1 
 5. Sklavos, AEK7.5 
 6. Kakiouzis, Lavrio7.5 
 7. Gizogiannis, Arkad.7.4 
 8. Margaritis, Ikaroi7.3 
 9. Krolo, Apollon Pat.7.2 
 10. Simeonidis, Ikaro.6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Miron PAPADAKIS
  Arkad.
  (183-G-88)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Papadakis, Arkad.6.2 
 2. Zoupas, Amyntas5.8 
 3. Koronidis, Perama5.5 
 4. Kaberidis, Ikaroi5.4 
 5. Makris, Pagrati5.3 
 6. Vasilopoulos, AEK4.8 
 7. Nikou, Panelefs.4.3 
 8. Argyropoylos, Apol.4.2 
 9. Panagakis, OFI4.1 
 10. Kekelis, Ermis L.3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Fotis VASILOPOULOS
  AEK
  (187-G-86)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Vasilopoulos, AEK1.8 
 2. Anagnostopou., Erm.1.8 
 3. Margaritis, Ikaroi1.7 
 4. Kopsaftis, Arkad.1.6 
 5. Iliadis, Ermis L.1.6 
 6. Pettas, Doxa L.1.6 
 7. Argyropoylos, Apol.1.6 
 8. Kallianotis, Paner.1.6 
 9. Totsios, Ikaroi S.1.6 
 10. Pekovic, Doxa L.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Bryan BRACEY
  Pagrati
  (201-F-78)
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Bracey, Pagrati1.1 
 2. Libaris-P., Doxa L.1.0 
 3. Toutziarakis, OFI1.0 
 4. Katoufas, Panery.0.9 
 5. Petrodimopou., Nea0.8 
 6. Psileas, Lavrio0.8 
 7. Krolo, Apollon Pat.0.7 
 8. Voivatopoulo., Ika.0.7 
 9. Anagnostopou., Erm.0.7 
 10. Vagenas, Doxa L.0.7 


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


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


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Standings - Eredivisie
Eredivisie Standings
 1. Groningen 7-3 
 2. Den Bosch 7-3 
 3. Nijmegen 6-3 
 4. Leiden 6-4 
 5. Zwolle 6-4 
 6. Leeuwarden 5-5 
 7. Weert 1-8 
 8. Rotterdam 1-9 


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A Division Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Justin INGRAM
  FS Debre.
  (185-PG-85)
  Avg: 25.4
 1. Ingram, FS Debre.25.4 
 2. Doyne, PVSK P.24.3 
 3. Ivosev, Szedeak23.0 
 4. Timberlake, Falco-.22.9 
 5. Raivio, Kaposvari22.3 
 6. Jones, Jaszberenyi20.8 
 7. Miskovic, Marso N.20.1 
 8. Townes, Kormend19.1 
 9. Ciric, PVSK P.18.9 
 10. Bell, Kormend18.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jonathan JONES
  Jaszberenyi
  (211-C-79)
  Avg: 13.5
 1. Jones, Jaszberenyi13.5 
 2. Miskovic, Marso N.10.8 
 3. Szabo, FS Debrecen10.4 
 4. Ivosev, Szedeak9.7 
 5. Pantelic, Falco-Sz.9.4 
 6. Townes, Kormend8.8 
 7. Raivio, Kaposvari8.8 
 8. Hines, ZTE K.8.4 
 9. Fey, Kaposvari8.3 
 10. Chism, Albacomp8.1 
Assists Per Game
 Laszlo KALMAN
  Falco-Sz.
  (186-G-72)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Kalman, Falco-Sz.7.3 
 2. Wilson, Kaposvari5.9 
 3. Simon, Albacomp5.8 
 4. Fekete, Marso N.5.8 
 5. Williams, Atomeromu5.5 
 6. Trotter, Szolnok5.1 
 7. Ingram, FS Debre.4.6 
 8. Drahos, Szedeak4.6 
 9. Doyne, PVSK P.4.3 
 10. El Amin, Albacomp4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Stefan FEKETE
  Marso N.
  (188-G-86)
  Avg: 3.9
 1. Fekete, Marso N.3.9 
 2. Whitworth, ZTE K.2.7 
 3. Wittmann, Kecsk.2.6 
 4. Drahos, Szedeak2.6 
 5. Trotter, Szolnok2.6 
 6. Baki, ZTE K.2.5 
 7. Raivio, Kaposvari2.4 
 8. Ingram, FS Debre.2.3 
 9. Kelley, Kecskemeti2.3 
 10. Chism, Albacomp2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Darian TOWNES
  Kormend
  (208-F/C-84)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Townes, Kormend2.6 
 2. Pantelic, Falco-Sz.1.6 
 3. Jones, Jaszberenyi1.6 
 4. Levy, Szedeak1.3 
 5. Fey, Kaposvari1.3 
 6. Chism, Albacomp1.2 
 7. Ivosev, Szedeak1.1 
 8. Morgen, Atomeromu1.1 
 9. Hines, ZTE K.1.0 
 10. Miskovic, Marso N.1.0 


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


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


GRINDAVIK won Lengjan Cup - by Siggi Hjorleifsson
Grindavik is Lengjan Cup winner 2011
In a uptempo and lot of big run from both teams Grindavik came out with a 1 point lead.
Grindavik started game very well and led 16-8 in first quarter but when Keflavik went to zone defense they got 8-0 run to tight the game up.
This was the story of most of the game, grindavik got good run but then Keflavik came up with the same. Late in the game Keflavik got the lead up to 9 points but that was not enough and when you don't score in last two and a half minute you likely loose
Scorers fro Grindavik. J''Nathan Bullock 27 Giordan Watson 15Sigurdur Thorsteinsson 9. Olafur Olafsson 9. Thorleifur Olafsson 8. Omar Saevarsson 4 Bjorn Brynjolfsson 3.
For Keflavik. Steven Gerrard Dagustino 26. Charles Michael Parker 20. Magnus Gunnarsson 11. Jarryd Cole 7 Valur Valsson 5. Halldor Halldorson 5


D1 Round 8: KFI defeats Hottur in the game between Top 4 teams - by Eurobasket News
An interesting game for KFI (8-0) which played road game in Egilsstadir against 3rd ranked Hottur (4-2). Top-ranked KFI had an easy win 91-75. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Hottur. The game was mostly controlled by KFI. Hottur managed to win fourth quarter 25-24. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Undefeated KFI have an impressive eight-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 8-0 record. Hottur at the other side dropped to the fourth place with two games lost. KFI are looking forward to face league's second-placed Skallagrimur in Borgarnes in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Hottur will play at home against Breidablik in Kopavogur and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Thor AK's fans can finally celebrate the first win of their team after seven consecutive loses. They used home court advantage to defeat Hamar (4-4) 83-80. Thor AK (1-7) left bottom position moving up to ninth place, which they share with Armann. Hamar at the other side dropped to the fifth position with four games lost. They share it with IG. Thor AK will play against higher ranked IA (#7) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Hamar will play against IG and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in supposed to be also quite interesting. Second ranked Skallagrimur (6-2) played at the court of 5th ranked IG (4-4). Skallagrimur smashed IG 81-58 on Friday. Skallagrimur have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 6-2 record having just two points less than leader KFI. IG lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the fifth place with four games lost. They share the position with Hamar. Skallagrimur will meet at home league's leader KFI in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. IG will play against Hamar (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game between fourth ranked Breidablik (5-3) and 7th ranked IA (3-4) in Kopavogur ended with biggest points difference. Breidablik outscored guests from 88-65. Breidablik moved-up to third place. Newly promoted IA keeps the seventh position with four games lost. Breidablik's next round opponent will be Hottur (#4) in Egilsstadir. IA will play at home against Armann in Reykjav­k and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last game of round 8 FSU beat Armann on the road 104-88.



Hottur - KFI 75-91

An interesting game for KFI (8-0) which played road game in Egilsstadir against 3rd ranked Hottur (4-2). Top-ranked KFI had an easy win 91-75. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Hottur. The game was mostly controlled by KFI. Hottur managed to win fourth quarter 25-24. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. KFI have an impressive eight-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 8-0 record. Hottur at the other side dropped to the fourth place with two games lost. KFI are looking forward to face league's second-placed Skallagrimur in Borgarnes in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Hottur will play at home against Breidablik in Kopavogur and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
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Breidablik - IA 88-65

The game between fourth ranked Breidablik (5-3) and 7th ranked IA (3-4) in Kopavogur ended with biggest points difference. Breidablik outscored guests from 88-65. The game was mostly controlled by Breidablik. IA was better in third quarter 23-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Breidablik moved-up to third place. Newly promoted IA keeps the seventh position with four games lost. Breidablik's next round opponent will be Hottur (#4) in Egilsstadir. IA will play at home against Armann in Reykjav­k and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
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Armann - FSU 88-104

The game between closely ranked teams ended with eighth ranked FSU's (2-5) road victory over 9th ranked Armann (1-7) in Reykjav­k 104-88. It looked good early as Armann took an 2-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then FSU had a 30-21 second period charge getting the lead and Armann was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 88-104. FSU maintains eighth position with 2-5 record. Armann lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the ninth place with seven games lost. FSU's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Thor AK (#10) in Akureyri. Armann will play against IA and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
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Thor AK - Hamar 83-80

Thor AK's fans can finally celebrate the first win of their team after seven consecutive loses. They used home court advantage to defeat Hamar (4-4) 83-80. The game without a history. Thor AK led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Thor AK (1-7) left bottom position moving up to ninth place, which they share with Armann. Hamar at the other side dropped to the fifth position with four games lost. They share it with IG. Thor AK will play against higher ranked IA (#7) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Hamar will play against IG and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
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IG - Skallagrimur 58-81

The game in supposed to be also quite interesting. Second ranked Skallagrimur (6-2) played at the court of 5th ranked IG (4-4). Skallagrimur smashed IG 81-58 on Friday. The game without a history. Skallagrimur led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Skallagrimur have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 6-2 record having just two points less than leader KFI. IG lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the fifth place with four games lost. They share the position with Hamar. Skallagrimur will meet at home league's leader KFI in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. IG will play against Hamar (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
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  ITALY   


Von Wafer leaves Cremona - by Andrea Centenari
Von Wafer (196-G-85, agency: VVG Sports, college: Florida St.) announced on his Twitter that he will leave Vanoli-Braga Cremona: 'A tough tough choice for me but sunday will be my last game here in Italy I will return to the NBA just hope pray it works out for everyone'. So he will playing his last game with Vanoli on Sunday against Olimpia Milano, then he will return to the US when he hopes to find a contract in the NBA. Von Wafer has also wanted to thank Cremona for the good days spent here:'Just want to say thank you to the people of Cremona I love you. Hugs and kisses for each and everyone of you'
Wafer is currently the top scorer of the Serie A with 19,9 points per game.


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


Stats Leaders - SerieA
Points Per Game
 Von WAFER
  Vanoli CR
  (196-G-85)
  Avg: 19.9
 1. Wafer, Vanoli CR19.9 
 2. Smith, Pepsi C.18.1 
 3. Pullen, Angelico BI17.4 
 4. Datome, Lottomat.16.7 
 5. Collins, Pepsi C.16.6 
 6. Coleman, Angelico.15.9 
 7. Diawara, Cimberio.15.4 
 8. Dean, Sidigas AV15.3 
 9. Adrien, Benetton15.1 
 10. Johnson, Sidigas15.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Linton JOHNSON
  Sidigas AV
  (203-F-80)
  Avg: 10.4
 1. Johnson, Sidigas10.4 
 2. Adrien, Benetton10.3 
 3. Homan, CS Bologna10.0 
 4. Brunner, Fabi Shoes9.4 
 5. Sanikidze, CS Bo.9.0 
 6. Ivanov, Fabi Shoes8.7 
 7. Smith, Pepsi C.8.1 
 8. Chiotti, Novip.7.6 
 9. Amoroso, Banca T.7.5 
 10. Miralles, Angelic.7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Andre COLLINS
  Pepsi C.
  (183-PG-82)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Collins, Pepsi C.6.4 
 2. Diener, Banco d.6.2 
 3. Green, Sidigas AV5.8 
 4. Stipcevic, Cimberi.5.1 
 5. Cook, Armani MI4.6 
 6. Brown, Banca T.4.1 
 7. McIntyre, CS Bo.3.9 
 8. Zoroski, Fabi Shoes3.4 
 9. Pullen, Angelico BI3.4 
 10. Clark, Umana V.3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Aubrey COLEMAN
  Angelico.
  (193-G-87)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Coleman, Angelico.3.3 
 2. Hackett, Scavolin.2.7 
 3. Pullen, Angelico BI2.4 
 4. Jones, Scavolini PS2.3 
 5. Johnson, Sidigas2.3 
 6. Temple, Novipiu CM2.2 
 7. Collins, Pepsi C.2.1 
 8. Hosley, Banco d.2.1 
 9. Di Bella, Fabi S.2.1 
 10. Poeta, CS Bologna2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Marco CUSIN
  Scavolini PS
  (211-C-85)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Cusin, Scavolini PS1.9 
 2. Shermadini, Bennet1.4 
 3. Hunter, Banco d.1.3 
 4. Szewczyk, Umana V.1.1 
 5. Summers, Montepas.1.0 
 6. Crosariol, Lottoma.1.0 
 7. Adrien, Benetton1.0 
 8. Brunner, Fabi Shoes0.9 
 9. Lavrinovic, Montep.0.8 
 10. Ress, Montepaschi0.8 


Stats Leaders - Lega2
Points Per Game
 Dwight HARDY
  Giorgio .
  (188-G-)
  Avg: 22.9
 1. Hardy, Giorgio22.9 
 2. Freeman, MarcoPol.22.8 
 3. Marigney, Givova S.21.6 
 4. Teague, S.Antimo20.0 
 5. Taylor, Trenkwal.19.0 
 6. Maggioli, Fileni B.18.0 
 7. Voskuil, Morpho B.17.9 
 8. Klobucar, Assi Ost.17.7 
 9. Robinson, Trenkwal.17.3 
 10. Anderson, Morpho17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 James THOMAS
  Givova S.
  (203-F/C-80)
  Avg: 10.6
 1. Thomas, Givova S.10.6 
 2. Easley, MarcoPol.9.1 
 3. Diliegro, Assi Ost.8.8 
 4. Anderson, Morpho B.8.6 
 5. Maggioli, Fileni B.8.4 
 6. Borovnjak, Enel B.7.4 
 7. Baldassarre, Bianc.7.4 
 8. Chiacig, Trenkwald.6.9 
 9. Brooks, Fileni BPA6.8 
 10. Filloy, Trenkwald.6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Roman NARDI
  MarcoPol.
  (186-G-85)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Nardi, MarcoPol.6.8 
 2. Johnson, Assi O.5.9 
 3. Porta, Tezenis4.1 
 4. Whiting, Aget Imola4.0 
 5. Green, Sigma B.3.9 
 6. Goldwire, Centra.3.5 
 7. Blizzard, Biancobl.3.4 
 8. Rowe, Prima Veroli3.3 
 9. Kelley, Biancobl.3.1 
 10. Cantone, S.Antimo3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Mario WEST
  Tezenis .
  (196-G-84)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. West, Tezenis3.3 
 2. Radulovic, Givova3.2 
 3. Thompson, Centra.3.0 
 4. Marigney, Givova S.3.0 
 5. Rowe, Prima Veroli2.8 
 6. Blizzard, Biancobl.2.6 
 7. McConnell, Fileni2.6 
 8. Boscagin, Tezeni.2.5 
 9. Hunter, Enel Brind.2.5 
 10. Robinson, Trenkwa.2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Michele MAGGIOLI
  Fileni B.
  (212-C-77)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Maggioli, Fileni B.1.4 
 2. Trapani, MarcoPol.1.0 
 3. Thomas, Givova S.1.0 
 4. Renzi, Tezenis0.9 
 5. Busma, Centrale.0.9 
 6. DiGiuliomari., Tez.0.8 
 7. Edwards, Tezenis0.8 
 8. West, Tezenis0.8 
 9. Cervi, Trenkwalder0.7 
 10. Brkic, Prima Vero.0.7 


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


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  JAPAN   


Standings - JBL
JBL Standings
 1. Aishin SH 14-3 
 2. Toyota Alvark 13-4 
 3. Hitachi SR 12-6 
 4. Tochigi Brex 8-9 
 5. Panasonic T. 8-10 
 6. Hokkaido L. 7-10 
 7. Mitsubishi DD 6-12 
 8. Toshiba BT 2-16 


Standings - BJ League
BJ Standings
Eastern
 1. Akita NH 10-4 
 2. Sendai 89ers 9-6 
 3. Chiba Jets 9-7 
 4. Hamamatsu P. 9-7 
 5. Niigata Albirex 7-6 
 6. Shinshu BW 7-8 
 7. Toyama Grouses 6-8 
 8. Saitama Bron. 5-8 
 9. Yokohama BC 5-8 
 10. Iwate Big Bulls 1-13 
Western
 1. Osaka Evessa 12-4 
 2. Okinawa GK 11-3 
 3. Shiga L-Stars 10-5 
 4. Fukuoka Rizing 10-6 
 5. Kyoto Hannar. 9-5 
 6. Shimane SM 8-7 
 7. Miyazaki SS 6-8 
 8. Oita H.Devils 4-11 
 9. Takamatsu FA 0-14 


Stats Leaders - JBL Superleague
Points Per Game
 Takuya KAWAMURA
  Tochigi .
  (193-G-86)
  Avg: 20.9
 1. Kawamura, Tochigi20.9 
 2. Sakuragi, Aishin SH17.3 
 3. Kanamaru, Panasoni.16.6 
 4. McFarlin, Tochigi16.2 
 5. Hale, Mitsubis.16.1 
 6. Takeuchi, Hitac.14.3 
 7. Orimo, Hokkaido L.13.7 
 8. Lewis, Hokkaido L.13.4 
 9. Ricci, Toyota Alva.13.1 
 10. Klette, Hokkaido12.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 J.R. SAKURAGI
  Aishin SH
  (206-F/C-76)
  Avg: 11.4
 1. Sakuragi, Aishin SH11.4 
 2. McFarlin, Tochigi10.1 
 3. Takeuchi, Hitac.9.6 
 4. Diouf, Hokkaido L.8.2 
 5. Moss, Toshiba BT7.9 
 6. Gibbs, Toyota A.7.9 
 7. O''Bannon, Panason.7.4 
 8. Young, Aishin SH7.1 
 9. Allen, Mitsubis.6.9 
 10. Lewis, Hokkaido L.6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Ryota SAKURAI
  Hokkaido.
  (194-G-83)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Sakurai, Hokkaido.4.3 
 2. Kashiwakura, Hitac.3.8 
 3. Igarashi, Mitsubis.3.8 
 4. Kawamura, Tochigi3.6 
 5. Kinoshita, Panason.3.0 
 6. Miyanga, Toshi.3.0 
 7. Sakuragi, Aishin SH2.9 
 8. Watanabe, Panason.2.9 
 9. Lewis, Hokkaido L.2.8 
 10. Takeuchi, Hitac.2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Takuya KAWAMURA
  Tochigi .
  (193-G-86)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Kawamura, Tochigi2.1 
 2. Kashiwagi, Aishin2.0 
 3. Hirose, Panasoni.1.7 
 4. Hale, Mitsubis.1.6 
 5. Sato, Hitachi SR1.5 
 6. Gibbs, Toyota A.1.5 
 7. Diouf, Hokkaido L.1.4 
 8. Sakuragi, Aishin SH1.4 
 9. Tabuse, Tochigi1.1 
 10. Tanaka, Toyota A.1.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Anthony RICHARDSON
  Aishin S.
  (201-F-83)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Richardson, Aishin1.7 
 2. Takeuchi, Hitac.1.6 
 3. McFarlin, Tochigi1.2 
 4. Ricci, Toyota Alva.1.1 
 5. Takeuchi, Toyota0.9 
 6. Diouf, Hokkaido L.0.9 
 7. Young, Aishin SH0.9 
 8. Merritt, Toshi.0.8 
 9. Aono, Panasonic T.0.8 
 10. Hale, Mitsubis.0.7 


BJ League Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Ricky WOODS
  Akita NH
  (194-F/G-84)
  Avg: 24.3
 1. Woods, Akita NH24.3 
 2. Palmer, Fukuoka24.2 
 3. Parker, Shimane SM22.7 
 4. Flowers, Saitama21.6 
 5. White, Oita H.20.9 
 6. Hargrow, Chiba J.20.7 
 7. Washington, Osaka20.5 
 8. Fitzgerald, Sendai18.9 
 9. Gardener, Akita NH18.7 
 10. Cummings, Oita H.18.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Chris HOLM
  Niigata Albirex
  (212-C/F-84)
  Avg: 13.8
 1. Holm, Niigata Albi.13.8 
 2. Ocitti, Akita NH11.1 
 3. Blackledge, Osaka10.9 
 4. Staten, Chiba Jets10.8 
 5. Woods, Akita NH10.7 
 6. Rickert, Kyoto H.10.4 
 7. Nunnally, Takamats.10.1 
 8. Malloy, Iwate B.10.1 
 9. Mims, Sendai 89ers10.0 
 10. Dora, Miyazaki SS10.0 
Assists Per Game
 Kenny SATTERFIELD
  Saitam.
  (188-PG-81)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Satterfield, Saita.7.5 
 2. Yamamoto, Shima.5.9 
 3. Gardener, Akita NH5.8 
 4. Dukes, Sendai 89e.5.1 
 5. Takushi, Oita H.5.0 
 6. Shimizu, Miyazaki.4.9 
 7. Shimura, Sendai4.8 
 8. Dixon, Hamamats.4.5 
 9. Joho, Toyama G.4.1 
 10. Yamamoto, Iwate4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin PALMER
  Fukuoka .
  (198-G/F-87)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Palmer, Fukuoka3.4 
 2. Staten, Chiba Jets3.1 
 3. Parker, Shimane SM2.6 
 4. Arnold, Hamamats.2.3 
 5. Lyons, Miyazaki SS2.1 
 6. Nakanishi, Fukuok.2.1 
 7. Humphrey, Saitama2.0 
 8. Hamilton, Fukuok.1.9 
 9. Roberts, Shins.1.8 
 10. Yamada, Yokohama.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Jeral DAVIS
  Shimane SM
  (216-C-84)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Davis, Shimane SM3.6 
 2. Blackledge, Osaka3.2 
 3. Mims, Sendai 89ers1.6 
 4. Williams, Takamats.1.6 
 5. Hughes, Shinshu BW1.6 
 6. Dukes, Sendai 89e.1.6 
 7. Ocitti, Akita NH1.5 
 8. Singleton, Sendai1.5 
 9. McFarland, Yokoham.1.5 
 10. McHenry, Okina.1.5 


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  JORDAN   


Jordan wins and loses in Dubai - by Eurobasket News
Jordan overcame Al Sharja from United Arab Emirates 77:74 in the opener. The National team started with 22-16, but lost the second frame 17-22. Moreover the hosts added 20-19 in the third quarter to tie the score at the end of thirty minutes. Only due to the last-quarter-surge Jordan grabbed the victory.
In the second game Champville from Lebanon outscored Jordan 89:78. All three teams finished with 1-1 record in the group, while Al Sharja had a better difference. Champville won the first period over Jordan 22-20, but the latter responded with 19-15 in the second frame to take the lead. The third quarter became decisive in the game as the winners held the opponents to just 6 points. They managed to win the game and finished second in the group. Mohammad Hadrab (201-F-84) was named the Man of the match.



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  KAZAKHSTAN   


Barsy Atyrau tasted the first victory in BBL - by Eurobasket News
Baltic League
Jelgava - Barsy Atyrau 91:93 OT


Barsy Atyrau tasted the first victory in BBL as they edged Latvian Jelgava in overtime. The team from Kazakhstan needed 93:91 win for 1-2 record.
The guests trailed by 7 points after three quarters before their 21-14 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Worth to mention a great performance of Latvian forward Maris Laksa (207-F-81, agency: Court Side, college: Providence) who helped to win the game recording 32 points and 6 rebounds and power forward Mikhail Evstigneev (202-F/C-84) who added 18 points and 10 rebounds during the contest. Edgars Krumins (194-G/F-86) responded with a double-double by scoring 43 points (!!!) and 10 rebounds and guard Kristaps Kanbergs (190-G-88) scored 13 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists.
Barsy Atyrau will face league's leader Naglis Palangos in Palanga in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Jelgava will play again at home against Barsy Atyrau (#4) and hopes to get finally their first victory.

Jelgava: Edgars Krumins 43+10rebs,Kristaps Kanbergs 13, Andris Justovics (198-F-89) 12
Barsy Atyrau: Maris Laksa 32, Mikhail Evstigneev 18+10rebs, Dmitriy Gavrilov (203-F-86) 16+11reb



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  LATVIA   


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


Ventspils and Jelgava lost the latest games in BBL - by Eurobasket News
Ventspils was beaten by Triumph 51:62 on Saturday. The Russian team won the first period 18-12 and added 21-8 in the second frame. Sergey Karasev (200-F-93) stepped up with 19 points and Valiev Evgeny followed him with 11. Steven Gray (195-G-89, college: Gonzaga) ended up with 12 points in the losing effort and Arturs Berzins (204-C-88, agency: FCM) notched 10.
Barsy Atyrau tasted the first victory in BBL as they edged Latvian Jelgava in overtime. The team from Kazakhstan needed 93:91 win for 1-2 record.The guests trailed by 7 points after three quarters before their 21-14 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Worth to mention a great performance of Latvian forward Maris Laksa (207-F-81, agency: Court Side, college: Providence) who helped to win the game recording 32 points and 6 rebounds and power forward Mikhail Evstigneev (202-F/C-84) who added 18 points and 10 rebounds during the contest. Edgars Krumins (194-G/F-86) responded with a double-double by scoring 43 points (!!!) and 10 rebounds and guard Kristaps Kanbergs (190-G-88) scored 13 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists.



LBL2 Round 13 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News
An interesting game took place in Riga where higher ranked RSU (7-3) was upset on the court of ninth ranked VEF Kadeti (5-4) 75-67 on Wednesday. RSU trailed by 12 points after 3 quarters before a 20-16 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 67-75 at the end of the game. VEF Kadeti moved-up to eighth place. Newly promoted RSU keeps the fifth position with three games lost. VEF Kadeti's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Riga to the arena VEF Riga junior.
14th ranked Ridzene (1-8) was outscored at home by leader VEF Riga junior (10-0) with the biggest margin this round 98-68. Undefeated VEF Riga junior have an impressive series of ten victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader. Ridzene at the other side dropped to the thirteenth place with eight games lost. They share the position with Jelgava/LLU and Ogres. VEF Riga junior's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Riga VEF Kadeti.

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 13: Barons/Keizar. won against Cesis on the opponent's court 90-78. Riga managed to outperform Ogres in a home game 83-75. Livani recorded a loss to Saldus on the road 85-77. Jelgava/LLU was defeated by Saldus on its own court 78-92. Livani smashed Valmiera U21 in a road game 93-63.



Ridzene - BK VEF 68-98

14th ranked Ridzene (1-8) was outscored at home by leader VEF Riga junior (10-0) with the biggest margin this round 98-68. It looked good early as Ridzene took an 2-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then VEF Riga junior had a 27-15 second period charge getting the lead and Ridzene was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 68-98. VEF Riga junior have an impressive series of ten victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader. Ridzene at the other side dropped to the thirteenth place with eight games lost. They share the position with Jelgava/LLU and Ogres. VEF Riga junior's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Riga VEF Kadeti.
gschID: 151333


Cesis - Barons/Keizar. 78-90

Very expected game when 12th ranked Cesis (2-7) were defeated at home by fourth ranked Barons/Keizar. (8-1) 90-78. The game was mostly controlled by Barons/Keizar.. Cesis was better in second period 24-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The victory was the eighth consecutive win for Barons/Keizar.. They maintain fourth place with 8-1 record. Newly promoted Cesis keep the twelfth position with seven games lost. Barons/Keizar. will play against Zemgale/Juniors (#15) in Jelgava in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Cesis will have a break next round.
gschID: 151334


Riga - Ogres 83-75

Very predictable result when eighth ranked Riga (6-5) defeated at home 13th ranked BS Ogre (1-8) 83-75. The hosts were already 11 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 24-21 BS Ogre's run in the last quarter cut the lead to 83-75 at the end of the game. Riga moved-up to seventh place. BS Ogre at the other side keeps the thirteenth position with eight games lost. They share it with Ridzene and Jelgava/LLU. Riga will play against Valmiera U21 (#11) in the next round. BS Ogre will play against Ridzene in Riga and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 151335


Saldus - Livani 85-77

Not a big story in a game when 10th ranked Livani (4-7) was defeated on the road by fourth ranked Saldus (9-3) 85-77. The hosts were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Saldus. They moved-up to third place. Livani at the other side keeps the tenth position with seven games lost. Saldus will play against DSN (#9) in Riga in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Livani will have a break next round.
gschID: 151336


Jelgava/LLU - Saldus 78-92

Everything went according to plan in Jelgava where fourth ranked Saldus (9-3) beat 15th ranked Zemgale/Juniors (1-8) 92-78. Zemgale/Juniors were tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Saldus. They moved-up to third place. Zemgale/Juniors lost their fourth game in a row. They dropped to the thirteenth position with eight games lost. They share it with Ridzene and Ogres. Saldus will play against DSN (#9) in Riga in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Zemgale/Juniors will play at home against Barons/Keizar. (#4) in Riga to get more than just one victory in their record.
gschID: 151331


VEF Kadeti - RSU 75-67

An interesting game took place in Riga where higher ranked RSU (7-3) was upset on the court of ninth ranked VEF Kadeti (5-4) 75-67 on Wednesday. RSU trailed by 12 points after 3 quarters before a 20-16 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 67-75 at the end of the game. VEF Kadeti moved-up to eighth place. Newly promoted RSU keeps the fifth position with three games lost. VEF Kadeti's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Riga to the arena VEF Riga junior.
gschID: 151332


Valmiera U21 - Livani 63-93

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 11th ranked Valmiera U21's (3-7) home loss to tenth ranked Livani (4-7) 63-93. The game without a history. Livani led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Livani maintains tenth place with 4-7 record. Valmiera U21 lost their fourth game in a row. Newly promoted team keeps the eleventh position with seven games lost. Livani will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Valmiera U21 will play at home against Riga (#7) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
gschID: 151329




LBL Round 10: Jelgava defeats leader Valmiera - by Eurobasket News
The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with defeat of the leader, extra overtimes, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked Valmiera (8-3) on the court of fifth ranked Jelgava on Friday night. Visitors were edged by Jelgava in overtime 85-82. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Valmiera. Valmiera was trailing by 4 points at halftime but managed to get 6-point lead after three quarters before a 18-12 charge of Jelgava, which allowed them to tie the game at the end of regular time. They were better in overtime eventually winning that period 14-11. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Arturs Duselis (200-89) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 12 points and 15 rebounds. Swingman Edgars Krumins (194-86) contributed with 20 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Power forward Jekabs Rozitis (206-86) replied with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 17 rebounds for Valmiera. Jelgava (4-5) moved-up to fourth place. Valmiera at the other side still keeps top position with three games lost. Jelgava will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Valmiera will play at home against Turiba and is hoping to win this game.

The most impressive performance of 10th round was 31 points and 12 rebounds by Ernests Kalve of Valmiera.



U18 - Jurmala 64-78

The game between closely ranked teams ended with eighth ranked Jurmala's (3-6) road victory over bottom-ranked U18 (0-5) in Riga 78-64 on Sunday. 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 78-64. Jurmala dominated down low during the game scoring 44 of its points in the paint compared to U18's 24 and made 25-of-33 free shots (75.8 percent) during the game. U18 was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for the former international forward Jevgenijs Kosuskins (200-77) who helped to win the game recording 19 points and 5 rebounds (made all of his nine free throws !!!). Forward Ervins Jonats (199-91) contributed with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Guard Dmitrijs Brizgalovs (186-94) replied with 11 points and forward Roberts Krastins (194-94) added 10 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for U18. U18's coach rotated twelve players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Jurmala moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Turiba and LU. U18 at the other side, also newcomer in the league, still closes the standings with five games lost. Jurmala will face higher ranked Liepaja (#5) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. U18 will play against Liepaja (#5) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Jurmala: J.Kosuskins 19+5reb+3ast, A.Ozols 17+5reb+2ast, E.Jonats 13+11reb+1ast, E.Bucs 9+4reb+2ast, R.Vaikulis 8+7reb+1ast, D.Coders 6+5reb+3ast
U18: D.Brizgalovs 11+4reb+1ast, G.Puhovs 10+4reb, R.Krastins 10+5reb, T.Leimanis 9+3reb+2ast, E.Stelmahers 8+2reb, D.Geks 5+2reb
gschID: 149869


Valmiera - LU 85-57

Very expected game when 5th ranked Latvijas Universitate (3-6) was smashed on the road by first ranked Valmiera (8-3) 85-57 on Tuesday. The game was mostly controlled by Valmiera. Latvijas Universitate was better in second period 17-11. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Valmiera forced 21 Latvijas Universitate turnovers. Latvijas Universitate was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for the former international forward Ernests Kalve (200-87) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 31 points and 12 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). American guard Jai Lucas (177, college: Texas) contributed with 15 points and 4 assists for the winners. Guard Zanis Peiners (203-90, agency: Interperformances) replied with 13 points and 6 rebounds and forward Harijs Rubenis (199-91) added 15 points in the effort for Latvijas Universitate. Latvijas Universitate's coach gave up on the game allowing to play twelve players seeing no chance for a win. Valmiera have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 8-3 record. Latvijas Universitate lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the sixth place with six games lost. Valmiera will face Turiba (#7) at home in the next round where they are favorite. Latvijas Universitate will play against Jurmala and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Valmiera: E.Kalve 31+12reb+1ast, J.Lucas 15+2reb+4ast, O.Virsis 9+7reb+2ast, V.Veinbergs 9+2ast, J.Rozitis 8+10reb+3ast, V.Bikse 7+3reb+2ast
LU: H.Rubenis 15+2reb, Z.Peiners 13+6reb+3ast, K.Dargais 12+3reb+1ast, M.Dargis 6+5reb, Z.Plivda 4+4reb+1ast, I.Aizpurs 3+2reb
gschID: 149870


Jelgava - Valmiera 85-82 OT

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked Valmiera (8-3) on the court of fifth ranked Jelgava on Friday night. Visitors were edged by Jelgava in overtime 85-82. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Valmiera. Valmiera was trailing by 4 points at halftime but managed to get 6-point lead after three quarters before a 18-12 charge of Jelgava, which allowed them to tie the game at the end of regular time. They were better in overtime eventually winning that period 14-11. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Arturs Duselis (200-89) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 12 points and 15 rebounds. Swingman Edgars Krumins (194-86) contributed with 20 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Five Jelgava players scored in double figures. Power forward Jekabs Rozitis (206-86) replied with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 17 rebounds and American guard Jai Lucas (177, college: Texas) added 27 points and 8 assists in the effort for Valmiera. Jelgava (4-5) moved-up to fourth place. Valmiera at the other side still keeps top position with three games lost. Jelgava will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Valmiera will play at home against Turiba and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Jelgava: E.Krumins 20+5reb+2ast, K.Kanbergs 18+3reb+2ast, A.Duselis 12+15reb+1ast, K.Krumins 11+2reb+5ast, A.Justovics 10+3reb, K.Nelson 10+9reb+2ast
Valmiera: J.Lucas 27+1reb+8ast, J.Rozitis 24+17reb, O.Virsis 16+8reb+1ast, V.Bikse 4+7reb, E.Saulits 4+3reb, V.Iljins 4+3reb
gschID: 149871




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  LEBANON   


Standings - Division A
Div.A Standings
 1. Champville 9-0
 2. Al Riyadi 8-1
 3. Byblos 5-4
 4. Anibal 4-4
 5. Hoops 4-5
 6. Bejjeh 4-5
 7. Sagesse 4-5
 8. Moutahed 3-5
 9. Antranik 2-7
 10. Chabab 0-7


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  LITHUANIA   


LKL round 8 best performance: Valdas Vasylius - by Eurobasket News
Former international forward Valdas Vasylius (203-F-83) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for second-ranked Siauliai, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 8.
The 28-year old player was the main contributor (26 points, seven rebounds and two assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Naglis Palangos (#11, 1-7) 79-66. Siauliai is placed at 2nd position in LKL. They would have been even better if they did not have these two lost games earlier in Regular Season. Siauliai will need more victories to improve their 7-2 record. Vasylius turned to be Siauliai's top player in his first season with the team. Valdas Vasylius averages this season 12.6ppg and 5.9rpg.

The second best player in last round's games was 24-year old former international point guard Ernestas Ezerskis (192-PG-87) of Techasas. Ezerskis had a very good evening with a double-double of 13 points and 11 assists. Bad luck as Techasas lost that game 79-89 to league's leader Zalgiris (#3, 6-0). Techasas are still at the very bottom. 8 lost games are too many considering they did not win any game. Ezerskis is one of the most experienced players at Techasas and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third on the list of top players last round was American guard TreVon Hughes (183-PG-87, agency: Edge Sports) of Pieno Zvaigzdes (#8). Hughes showcased his all-around game by recording 21 points, seven rebounds and four assists in the last round. He was a key player of Pieno Zvaigzdes, leading his team to a 78-72 win against slightly higher-ranked Baltai Kaunas (#6, 4-4). The chances of Pieno Zvaigzdes ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 4 games, recording just three victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Hughes could help Pieno Zvaigzdes to bring them higher in the standings. Hughes has a great season in Lithuania. After only 7 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 13.0ppg (9th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Bilal Benn (196-G/F-86) of Naglis Palangos - 24 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Tadas Klimavicius (204-F-82) of Zalgiris - 17 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Marius Valukonis (198-F-88) of Kedainiai - 13 points and 10 rebounds
7. Sarunas Kulevicius (190-G-89) of Techasas - 15 points and 5 rebounds
8. Dane Johnson (208-C-86) of Naglis Palangos - 15 points and 14 rebounds
9. Robertas Javtokas (211-C-80) of Zalgiris - 13 points and 9 rebounds
10. Denzel Bowles (208-F/C-89) of Siauliai - 17 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists

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


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


Stats Leaders - LKL
Points Per Game
 Povilas BUTKEVICIUS
  Rudupis
  (203-F-87)
  Avg: 18.7
 1. Butkevicius, Rudup.18.7 
 2. Valanciunas, Lietu.16.8 
 3. Urbonas, Juventus16.3 
 4. Benn, Naglis Palan.15.8 
 5. Pakamanis, Juven.14.4 
 6. Lowe, Kedainiai14.4 
 7. Hughes, Pieno Z.13.9 
 8. Johnson, Naglis P.13.4 
 9. Orelikas, Rudupis13.4 
 10. Mazeika, Neptunas13.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dane JOHNSON
  Naglis P.
  (208-C-86)
  Avg: 11
 1. Johnson, Naglis P.11.0 
 2. Butkevicius, Rudup.9.1 
 3. Adomaitis, Kedaini.8.0 
 4. McClure, Kedainiai7.9 
 5. Petrukonis, Juven.7.6 
 6. Benn, Naglis Palan.7.4 
 7. Onuaku, Neptunas7.0 
 8. Pakamanis, Juven.6.8 
 9. Javtokas, Zalgiris6.7 
 10. Katelynas, Lietuv.6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Rashaun BROADUS
  Siauliai
  (183-PG-84)
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Broadus, Siauliai5.4 
 2. Kalnietis, Zalgiris5.3 
 3. Dainys, Neptunas5.0 
 4. Rice, Lietuvos.4.8 
 5. Ezerskis, Techasas4.8 
 6. Maceina, Juventus4.5 
 7. Peciukeviciu., Sak.4.3 
 8. Janavicius, Baltai4.0 
 9. Rinkevicius, Nagli.3.8 
 10. Orelikas, Rudupis3.4 
Steals Per Game
 TreVon HUGHES
  Pieno Z.
  (183-PG-87)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Hughes, Pieno Z.2.8 
 2. Collins, Zalgiris2.7 
 3. Seibutis, Lietuv.2.1 
 4. Lowe, Neptunas2.0 
 5. Broadus, Siauliai2.0 
 6. Weems, Zalgiris2.0 
 7. Benn, Naglis Palan.1.8 
 8. Dainys, Neptunas1.8 
 9. Kelys, Pieno Z.1.8 
 10. Janavicius, Balta.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Jonas VALANCIUNAS
  Lietuv.
  (210-C-92)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Valanciunas, Lietu.2.8 
 2. Morgan, Pieno Z.1.5 
 3. Staniulis, Techasas1.4 
 4. Johnson, Naglis P.1.4 
 5. Samardziski, Lietu.1.3 
 6. Kairys, Pieno Z.1.2 
 7. Petrukonis, Juven.1.1 
 8. Butkevicius, Rudup.1.1 
 9. McClure, Kedainiai1.0 
 10. Barnes, Kedainiai1.0 


Stats Leaders - NKL
Points Per Game
 Vidmantas UZKURAITIS
  Delikate.
  (189-G-85)
  Avg: 23.3
 1. Uzkuraitis, Delika.23.3 
 2. Vingelis, LKKA-.23.1 
 3. Maneikis, Meresta20.1 
 4. Rakauskas, Radvili.19.7 
 5. Lengvinas, Nafta17.8 
 6. Brown, Mazeikiai17.3 
 7. Gudaitis, Gargzdai17.1 
 8. Jucikas, AB.17.0 
 9. Pancerevas, Silute17.0 
 10. Mineikis, Radvili.16.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Arturas GUDAITIS
  Gargzdai
  (208-C-93)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Gudaitis, Gargzdai10.7 
 2. Mineikis, Radvilis.9.3 
 3. Ambrulaitis, Ezeru.9.1 
 4. Urbonas, LK.8.4 
 5. Kumpys, Nafta U.8.2 
 6. Jogela, Zalgir.8.1 
 7. Vaitiekunas, Triob.7.9 
 8. Ramanauskas, Radvi.7.8 
 9. Jucikas, AB.7.6 
 10. Pikalavicius, Del.7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Paulius MALASAUSKAS
  LKKA-.
  (190-G-91)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Malasauskas, LKKA.6.1 
 2. Razutis, Silute5.2 
 3. Semaska, Perla.4.8 
 4. Varanauskas, Stat.4.6 
 5. Vasiliauskas, Trio.4.6 
 6. Kvedaraviciu., Del.4.6 
 7. Artamonov, Meresta4.6 
 8. Vileita, Perla.4.5 
 9. Kurauskas, AB.4.4 
 10. Vingelis, LKKA-.4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Tauras JOGELA
  Zalgir.
  (201-F-93)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Jogela, Zalgir.2.8 
 2. Slivka, Meresta2.7 
 3. Razutis, Silute2.6 
 4. Brown, Mazeikiai2.2 
 5. Vileita, Perla.2.1 
 6. Uzkuraitis, Delika.1.9 
 7. Krivonis, Matinga-.1.9 
 8. Juknevicius, Triob.1.9 
 9. Paliukenas, S.Marc.1.8 
 10. Birgelis, Matinga.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Tomas URBONAS
  LK.
  (214-C-92)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Urbonas, LK.3.4 
 2. Gudaitis, Gargzdai1.7 
 3. Vaitiekunas, Triob.1.4 
 4. Jucikas, AB.1.4 
 5. Gvazdaitis, Mating.1.2 
 6. Pupinis, Matinga-.1.2 
 7. Krestinin, S.Marc.1.1 
 8. Kaubrys, Silute0.9 
 9. Vorotnikovas, Trio.0.9 
 10. Stakenas, Statyba0.9 


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


NKL Round 18: Change at the top of the standings - by Eurobasket News
The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with change at the leadership position, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

NKL round 18 caused change at the leadership position. Sixth defeat of league's leader Radviliskis (12-6) against sixth ranked Triobet (10-8) 80-77 was the most important game of the last round. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 5-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 80-77. Triobet made 18-of-20 free shots (90.0 percent) during the game. They also forced 26 Radviliskis turnovers. It was a good game for center Paulius Vaitiekunas (208-C-87) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds. Forward Martynas Linkevicius (197-85) contributed with 16 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Guard Tomas Rakauskas (184-81) replied with 25 points and 4 steals for Radviliskis. Triobet moved-up to fifth place, which they share with LKKA-Atletas and Perlas-MRU. Radviliskis at the other side dropped to the second position with six games lost. They share it with Zalgiris-Sabonio. They were replaced at the leadership position by Delikatesas. Radviliskis will play next round against strong Zalgiris-Sabonio trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Triobet will try to continue on its current victory against eighth ranked Meresta in Pakruojis.
The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Delikatesas as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Delikatesas defeated 8th ranked Meresta in Joniskis 78-72. Guard Aivaras Kvedaravicius (184-88) had a double-double by scoring 22 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists to lead the charge for the winners and Vidmantas Uzkuraitis chipped in 22 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was forward Audrius Maneikis (203-84, college: Motlow St. CC) with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 12 rebounds. As mentioned above they took over a top position. Meresta at the other side keeps the eighth place with nine games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Meresta will play next round against Triobet trying to get back on the winning streak. Delikatesas will try to continue on its current victory against eleventh ranked Statyba at Vilnius.
Bottom-ranked Gargzdai-Bremena managed to get a fifth victory, breaking the two-game losing streak on Saturday night. This time newly promoted Gargzdai-Bremena outleveled tenth-ranked Statyba 83-61. It's especially surprising that the victory came too easily and 22-point difference suggests that Gargzdai-Bremena is in a good shape to leave the bottom place. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Statyba. Arturas Gudaitis notched a double-double by scoring 36 points (!!!) and 22 rebounds to lead the effort. Even 14 points and 8 rebounds by Vitalijus Luksa did not help to save the game for Statyba. Gargzdai-Bremena (5-13) moved-up to fifteenth place. Loser Statyba dropped to the eighth position with nine games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Gargzdai-Bremena will meet at home bottom-ranked ABRO-Universitetas (#16) in the next round. Statyba will play against the league's leader Delikatesas (#1) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Fourteenth-ranked S.Marciulionio (6-12) used its home court advantage to challenge third ranked Zalgiris-Sabonio (12-6). The visitors from Kaunas managed to secure only three-point victory 76-73. However their fans expected much easier game. The best player for the winners was Rolandas Jakstas who scored 25 points and 9 rebounds. Zalgiris-Sabonio have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Radviliskis. S.Marciulionio lost third consecutive game. They keep the fourteenth position with 12 games lost. Zalgiris-Sabonio's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Radviliskis at home and it will be for sure the game of the week. S.Marciulionio will play against Nafta Universitetas (#4) in Klaipeda.
Worth to mention about the upset in a game between LKKA-Atletas (10-8) and Silute (8-10), which took place in Silute. Higher ranked LKKA-Atletas lost to thirteenth ranked Silute in a road game 77-95 on Saturday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of LKKA-Atletas. It was a good game for Mantas Tamasevicius who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 10 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Silute moved-up to twelfth place. Loser LKKA-Atletas keeps the fifth position with eight games lost. Silute will face higher ranked Mazeikiai (#9) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. LKKA-Atletas will play against Perlas-MRU (#5) in Vilnius and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 18: Nafta Universitetas beat ABRO-Univ. on the road 83-71. Ezerunas-Karys lost to Mazeikiai on its own court 59-77. Matinga-Juod. unfortunately lost to Perlas-MRU in Vilnius 77-83.


Gargzdai - Statyba 83-61

Bottom-ranked Gargzdai-Bremena managed to get a fifth victory, breaking the two-game losing streak on Saturday night. This time newly promoted Gargzdai-Bremena outleveled tenth-ranked Statyba 83-61. It's especially surprising that the victory came too easily and 22-point difference suggests that Gargzdai-Bremena is in a good shape to leave the bottom place. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Statyba. The game was mostly controlled by Gargzdai-Bremena. Statyba managed to win second period 19-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Gargzdai-Bremena forced 19 Statyba turnovers and outrebounded them 44-31 including 30 on the defensive glass. Center Arturas Gudaitis (208-93) notched a double-double by scoring 36 points (!!!) and 22 rebounds to lead the effort and forward Linas Jonuska (198) supported him with 6 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Even 14 points and 8 rebounds by center Vitalijus Luksa (206-86) did not help to save the game for Statyba. Guard Mindaugas Budzinauskas (198-73) added 7 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Gargzdai-Bremena (5-13) moved-up to fifteenth place. Loser Statyba dropped to the eighth position with nine games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. Gargzdai-Bremena will meet at home bottom-ranked ABRO-Universitetas (#16) in the next round. Statyba will play against the league's leader Delikatesas (#1) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Top scorers:
Gargzdai: A.Gudaitis 36+22reb, D.Matutis 10+1reb+4ast, L.Lucinskas 9+1reb+1ast, K.Timofejevas 9+1reb+4ast, R.Jonelis 7+5reb, M.Grigaitis 6+1reb+2ast
Statyba: V.Luksa 14+8reb+1ast, E.Zukauskas 11+2reb+1ast, R.Sugintas 10+3reb, T.Rinkunas 8+4reb+2ast, M.Budzinauskas 7+6reb+4ast, A.Stakenas 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 148407


Silute - LKKA-Atletas 95-77

Worth to mention about the upset in a game between LKKA-Atletas (10-8) and Silute (8-10), which took place in Silute. Higher ranked LKKA-Atletas lost to thirteenth ranked Silute in a road game 77-95 on Saturday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of LKKA-Atletas. It was a very close game until the last quarter, when Silute's pressure prevailed and they won that period 31-15 extending their advantage to 18 points. They dominated down low during the game scoring 70 of its points in the paint compared to LKKA-Atletas' 32. Silute forced 21 LKKA-Atletas turnovers. It was a good game for guard Mantas Tamasevicius (196-86) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 10 rebounds. Center Arturas Kaubrys (205-83) contributed with 19 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Four Silute players scored in double figures. Guard Paulius Malasauskas (190-91) replied with 17 points and 5 assists and guard Sarunas Vingelis (192-89) added 20 points in the effort for LKKA-Atletas. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Silute moved-up to twelfth place. Loser LKKA-Atletas keeps the fifth position with eight games lost. Silute will face higher ranked Mazeikiai (#9) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. LKKA-Atletas will play against Perlas-MRU (#5) in Vilnius and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Silute: M.Tamasevicius 23+10reb+2ast, A.Kaubrys 19+9reb+1ast, E.Jurkus 17+3reb+2ast, A.Cizikas 11+7reb+4ast, E.Saulys 10+3reb+1ast, I.Razutis 7+6reb+6ast
LKKA-Atletas: S.Vingelis 20+1reb+2ast, P.Malasauskas 17+4reb+5ast, A.Sakalauskas 9+2reb, D.Gricius 9+3reb+1ast, T.Tamosiunas 8+3reb+1ast, V.Sragauskis 7+9reb+1ast
gschID: 148403


Delikatesas - Meresta 78-72

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Delikatesas as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Delikatesas defeated 8th ranked Meresta in Joniskis 78-72. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 31-13. But Meresta won second period 28-15. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Guard Aivaras Kvedaravicius (184-88) had a double-double by scoring 22 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists to lead the charge for the winners and guard Vidmantas Uzkuraitis (189-85) chipped in 22 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was forward Audrius Maneikis (203-84, college: Motlow St. CC) with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 12 rebounds and guard Simonas Slivka (193-86) scored 13 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. As mentioned above they took over a top position. Meresta at the other side keeps the eighth place with nine games lost. They share the position with 3 other teams. Meresta will play next round against Triobet trying to get back on the winning streak. Delikatesas will try to continue on its current victory against eleventh ranked Statyba at Vilnius.
Top scorers:
Delikatesas: A.Kvedaravicius 22+12reb+6ast, V.Uzkuraitis 22+5reb+2ast, P.Klemas 16+4reb+1ast, V.Jatulevicius 11+7reb+2ast, V.Pikalavicius 5+7reb+3ast, M.Keras 2+5reb+1ast
Meresta: A.Maneikis 23+12reb, K.Artamonov 17+1reb+8ast, S.Slivka 13+9reb+5ast, L.Radavicius 11+6reb+3ast, A.Galkauskas 3+2reb+1ast, T.Dura 3+1reb
gschID: 148404


ABRO-Univ. - Nafta Universitetas 71-83

No shocking result in a game when fourth ranked Nafta Universitetas (11-7) beat bottom-ranked ABRO-Universitetas (4-14) in Siauliai 83-71 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 50-34 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Nafta Universitetas made 27-of-34 free shots (79.4 percent) during the game. They also forced 23 ABRO-Universitetas turnovers. ABRO-Universitetas was plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for forward Julius Kazakauskas (197-90) who led his team to a victory with 16 points and 8 rebounds (went 12 for 12 at the free throw line !!!). Guard Evaldas Lengvinas (190-89) contributed with 20 points for the winners. Four Nafta Universitetas players scored in double figures. Center Julius Jucikas (205-89) replied with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds and guard Rokas Giedraitis (195-92) added 20 points in the effort for ABRO-Universitetas. Nafta Universitetas maintains fourth position with 11-7 record. ABRO-Universitetas lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the bottom place with 14 games lost. Nafta Universitetas will face S.Marciulionio (#14) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. ABRO-Universitetas will play against Gargzdai-Bremena and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Nafta Universitetas: E.Lengvinas 20+2reb+2ast, V.Chodosovskis 16+8reb, J.Kazakauskas 16+8reb+3ast, D.Anuzis 11+4reb+1ast, D.Zvinklys 7, H.Venskus 7+3ast
ABRO-Univ.: R.Giedraitis 20+2reb, J.Jucikas 17+10reb+1ast, E.Vaupsas 10+7reb+4ast, T.Stankunas 8+1reb+1ast, N.Mika 7+2reb+4ast, P.Rasamavicius 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 148405


Ezerunas-Karys - Mazeikiai 59-77

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 12th ranked Ezerunas-Karys' (7-11) home loss to eleventh ranked Mazeikiai (9-9) in Moletai 59-77 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Mazeikiai. Ezerunas-Karys was better in fourth quarter 11-10. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Mazeikiai dominated down low during the game scoring 44 of its points in the paint compared to Ezerunas-Karys' 24. It was a good game for forward Janas Jurgo (200-83) who led his team to a victory with 20 points. American guard Parrish Brown (185-84, college: Maryland, agency: Hightower Law Firm) contributed with 15 points and 4 assists for the winners. point guard Gytis Andrijauskas (187-86) replied with 17 points and guard Paulius Lescinskas (188-93) added 11 points in the effort for Ezerunas-Karys. Ezerunas-Karys' coach Mindaugas Kildisius rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Mazeikiai have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to eighth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Ezerunas-Karys lost fourth consecutive game. Newly promoted team dropped to the thirteenth position with 11 games lost. Mazeikiai will face Silute (#12) at home in the next round. Ezerunas-Karys will play against Matinga-Juod..
Top scorers:
Mazeikiai: J.Jurgo 20+3reb, P.Brown 15+3reb+4ast, D.Vaitelis 15+3reb+2ast, M.Simonavicius 9+4reb+1ast, R.Trakimas 6+3reb+2ast, M.Sidlauskas 6+4reb+3ast
Ezerunas-Karys: G.Andrijauskas 17+1reb+1ast, P.Lescinskas 11+2reb+3ast, K.Sestokas 9+2reb+2ast, A.Slezas 6+2reb+1ast, J.Narusis 6+2reb, R.Ambrulaitis 5+5reb+1ast
gschID: 148406


Perlas-MRU - Matinga-Juod. 83-77

Everything could happen in Vilnius at the game between two tied teams. Both seventh ranked Perlas-MRU and 9th ranked Matinga-Juod. had identical 9-8 record. This time Perlas-MRU used a home court advantage and won against the opponent from 83-77 on Saturday night. The hosts trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 83-77. Perlas-MRU forced 20 Matinga-Juod. turnovers. It was a good game for forward Karolis Brusokas (200-91) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds. point guard Paulius Semaska (183-93) contributed with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 assists for the winners. Perlas-MRU's coach Mindaugas Sakalauskas used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Forward Karolis Pupinis (200-88) replied with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 10 rebounds (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field) and guard Arunas Krivonis (196-82) added 15 points, 11 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals in the effort for Matinga-Juod.Four Perlas-MRU and five Matinga-Juod. players scored in double figures. Perlas-MRU have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Triobet and LKKA-Atletas. Newly promoted Matinga-Juod. dropped to the eighth position with nine games lost. Perlas-MRU will face LKKA-Atletas (#6) in Kaunas in the next round. Matinga-Juod. will play at home against Ezerunas-Karys in Moletai.
Top scorers:
Perlas-MRU: K.Brusokas 16+11reb, A.Udras 12+5reb, T.Padegimas 11+1reb+1ast, P.Semaska 11+1reb+10ast, M.Virbalas 10+7reb+3ast, E.Molosciakas 8+3reb+2ast
Matinga-Juod.: K.Pupinis 22+10reb+1ast, A.Krivonis 15+11reb+6ast, P.Gvazdaitis 14+7reb+1ast, M.Uzupis 10+2reb, Z.Kuklierius 10+2reb+11ast, A.Damusis 3
gschID: 148400


Triobet - Radviliskis 80-77

NKL round 18 caused change at the leadership position. Sixth defeat of league's leader Radviliskis (12-6) against sixth ranked Triobet (10-8) 80-77 was the most important game of the last round. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 5-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 80-77. Triobet made 18-of-20 free shots (90.0 percent) during the game. They also forced 26 Radviliskis turnovers. It was a good game for center Paulius Vaitiekunas (208-87) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds. Forward Martynas Linkevicius (197-85) contributed with 16 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Four Triobet players scored in double figures. Guard Tomas Rakauskas (184-81) replied with 25 points and 4 steals and swingman Mantas Pukinskas (198-89) added 20 points (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line) in the effort for Radviliskis. Triobet moved-up to fifth place, which they share with LKKA-Atletas and Perlas-MRU. Radviliskis at the other side dropped to the second position with six games lost. They share it with Zalgiris-Sabonio. They were replaced at the leadership position by Delikatesas. Radviliskis will play next round against strong Zalgiris-Sabonio trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Triobet will try to continue on its current victory against eighth ranked Meresta in Pakruojis.
Top scorers:
Triobet: P.Vaitiekunas 17+11reb+1ast, M.Linkevicius 16+6reb+2ast, H.Vorotnikovas 14+5reb+2ast, A.Vasiliauskas 13+4reb+6ast, A.Urbonas 9+3ast, R.Juknevicius 5+1reb+2ast
Radviliskis: T.Rakauskas 25+3reb+2ast, M.Pukinskas 20+3reb+2ast, J.Ramanauskas 8+13reb+2ast, A.Mineikis 7+6reb, Z.Petraitis 7+3reb, L.Pipiras 6+2reb
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S.Marciulionio - Zalgiris-Sabonio 73-76

Fourteenth-ranked S.Marciulionio (6-12) used its home court advantage to challenge third ranked Zalgiris-Sabonio (12-6). The visitors from Kaunas managed to secure only three-point victory 76-73. However their fans expected much easier game. The guests were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. The best player for the winners was forward Rolandas Jakstas (200-92) who scored 25 points and 9 rebounds. Forward Vaidas Kariniauskas (198-93) chipped in a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was forward Osvaldas Olisevicius (196-93) who recorded a double-double by scoring 17 points and 12 rebounds and forward Jonas Elvikis (195-82) added 15 points respectively. Four S.Marciulionio players scored in double figures. Zalgiris-Sabonio have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Radviliskis. S.Marciulionio lost third consecutive game. They keep the fourteenth position with 12 games lost. Zalgiris-Sabonio's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Radviliskis at home and it will be for sure the game of the week. S.Marciulionio will play against Nafta Universitetas (#4) in Klaipeda.
Top scorers:
Zalgiris-Sabonio: R.Jakstas 25+9reb+2ast, V.Kariniauskas 19+12reb+2ast, M.Grigonis 8+6reb+4ast, R.Simanavicius 7+5reb+4ast, S.Januskis 6+4reb, S.Kymantas 5+4reb
S.Marciulionio: O.Olisevicius 17+12reb, J.Elvikis 15+4reb+1ast, M.Paliukenas 12+3reb+2ast, V.Trepocka 10+4reb+2ast, M.Niparavicius 6+4reb+2ast, G.Kulbis 6+6reb+3ast
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LKL Round 9: Techasas still unable to win any game - by Eurobasket News
Coincidentally all hosts won their games.

Bottom-ranked Techasas (0-9) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 70-66 loss to eleventh ranked Naglis Palangos (2-7) in Palanga on Saturday evening. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 22-11. But Techasas won second period 21-18. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Naglis Palangos had a 26-15 advantage in offensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was American center Dane Johnson (208-C-86, college: Hofstra) who had a double-double by scoring 18 points and 14 rebounds. His fellow American import swingman Bilal Benn (196-86, college: Niagara) chipped in 13 points and 9 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was center Vaidas Cepukaitis (207-89, agency: Interperformances) who recorded 15 points and 9 rebounds. Naglis Palangos maintains eleventh place with 2-7 record. Techasas at the other side still closes the standings with nine games lost. Naglis Palangos are looking forward to face higher ranked Pieno Zvaigzdes (#8) in Pasvalys in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Techasas will have a break next round.
The game in Kaunas was also worth to mention about. 5th ranked Neptunas (4-4) played at the court of sixth ranked Baltai Kaunas (5-4). Baltai Kaunas managed to secure a 4-point victory 86-82. It was a good game for guard Edgaras Ulanovas (198-92) who led his team to a victory with 4 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists. Zygimantas Janavicius contributed with 15 points for the winners. L.Mikalauskas answered with 16 points and 7 rebounds for Neptunas. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Baltai Kaunas moved-up to fifth place. Neptunas at the other side dropped to the sixth position with four games lost. Baltai Kaunas will play against league's second-placed Siauliai on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Neptunas will play against Sakalai (#9) in Vilnius and hopes to get back on the winning track.
A very close game took place in Kedainiai between Kedainiai and Pieno Zvaigzdes. Tenth ranked Kedainiai (2-6) got a very close home victory over 8th ranked Pieno Zvaigzdes (3-5). Kedainiai managed to escape with a 2-point win 86-84 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Pieno Zvaigzdes. David McClure stepped up with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line) for the winners. The best for the losing side was TreVon Hughes with 20 points, 6 rebounds, 7 assists and 6 steals. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Kedainiai maintains tenth place with 2-6 record. Newly promoted Pieno Zvaigzdes keeps the eighth position with five games lost. Kedainiai will meet higher ranked Zalgiris (#3) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Pieno Zvaigzdes will play against Naglis Palangos (#11) in Palanga and hope to secure a win.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Prienai. Local Rudupis (6-2) outscored 7th ranked Juventus (4-5) 93-72. Gediminas Orelikas nailed 19 points and 5 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) for the winning side. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Rudupis maintains fourth place with 6-2 record. Juventus at the other side keeps the seventh position with five games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.



Kedainiai - Pieno Zvaigzdes 86-84

A very close game took place in Kedainiai between Kedainiai and Pieno Zvaigzdes. Tenth ranked Kedainiai (2-6) got a very close home victory over 8th ranked Pieno Zvaigzdes (3-5). Kedainiai managed to escape with a 2-point win 86-84 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Pieno Zvaigzdes. The hosts trailed by 7 points after three quarters before their 19-10 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Kedainiai made 18-of-23 free shots (78.3 percent) during the game. American forward David McClure (198-86, college: Duke) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line) for the winners and forward Marius Valukonis (198-88) chipped in 14 points and 7 rebounds. Five Kedainiai players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American-Puerto Rican point guard TreVon Hughes (183-87, college: Wiscons