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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   


Round 10: Derby game ends with Cedevita's defeat of Cibona - by Eurobasket News
The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with extra overtimes, derby games and favorites losing the games.

The most interesting game of round 10 was a derby match between two teams from Croatia. The game took place in Zagreb where fourth ranked Cedevita outleveled visiting Cibona (6-4) 95-69. The game was mostly controlled by Cedevita. Cibona managed to win second period 22-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. 24 personal fouls committed by Cibona helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American-Croatian guard Dontaye Draper (180-84, college: Charleston) who helped to win the game recording 10 points and 5 rebounds. American forward Haywood Owens (204-79, college: Texas, agency: Pro One Sports) contributed with 10 points for the winners. Center Andrija Zizic (207-80, agency: Beo Basket) replied with 15 points and 5 rebounds for Cibona. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Cedevita (8-2) moved-up to second place. Cibona at the other side keeps the fifth position with four games lost. They share it with Buducnost. Cedevita are looking forward to face HKK Siroki WWin (#8) in Siroki Brijeg in the next round where they are favorite. Cibona will play at home against Zvezda in Beograd and is hoping to prove to their fans that the loss was just an accident.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Serbian Partizan (7-3) against sixth ranked Montenegrin Buducnost (6-4) on Sunday night. Visiting Partizan was defeated by Buducnost in a tough game in Podgorica 68-76. Forward Nikola Vucevic (208-90, college: USC) scored 11 points and 7 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Cedomir Vitkovac chipped in 10 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side forward Dusan Kecman (197-77, agency: Beo Basket) responded with 11 points and 9 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Defending Montenegrin champion moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Cibona. Defending Serbian champion Partizan keeps the third position with three games lost. They share it with Union Olimpija. Buducnost will play against Hemofarm (#9) in Vrsac in the next round. Partizan will play at home against Union Olimpija (#4) in Ljubljana and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a home loss of second ranked Slovenian Union Olimpija (7-3) against ninth ranked Bosnian HKK Siroki WWin (5-5) on Saturday night. Host Union Olimpija was crushed by HKK Siroki WWin in Ljubljana 78-50. Zeljko Sakic notched 15 points and 9 rebounds to lead the effort. HKK Siroki WWin's coach Ivan Velic felt very confident that he used 11 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Even 10 points by Aleksandar Capin did not help to save the game for Union Olimpija. Defending Bosnian champion moved-up to seventh place, which they share with KK Zagreb CO. Union Olimpija lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the third position with three games lost. They share it with Partizan. HKK Siroki WWin will meet league's second-placed Cedevita in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Union Olimpija will play against Partizan in Beograd and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Bottom-ranked Slovenian Zlatorog managed to get a second victory. This time they won against seventh-ranked Serbian Hemofarm in Lasko 76-68. Danijel Vujasinovic fired 12 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists for the winners. Hemofarm's coach Zeljko Lukajic rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Zlatorog (2-8) moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with 3 other teams. Hemofarm at the other side dropped to the ninth position with five games lost. Zlatorog's next round opponent will be higher ranked Radnicki K. (#10) in Kragujevac and it may be quite challenging game.
Adriatic League top team - Israeli Maccabi T-A (9-0) added another victory to their record on Saturday. This time they beat thirteenth ranked Serbian Zvezda (2-8) in Beograd 83-76. It was a very good performance for Sofoklis Schortsanitis who helped to win the game recording 19 points. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Undefeated Maccabi T-A have an impressive seven-game winning streak. Defending Israeli champion maintains first position with 9-0 record. Zvezda lost fifth consecutive game. They dropped to the eleventh place with eight games lost. Maccabi T-A will face KK Zagreb CO (#7) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. Zvezda will play against Cibona (#6) in Zagreb.

In the last two games of round 10 Krka were beaten by KK Zagreb CO on the road 85-80. Helios lost to Radnicki K. on its own court 90-98.
The most impressive performance of 10th round was 27 points, 5 rebounds and 11 assists by Steven Markovic of Radnicki K..


Zlatorog - Hemofarm 76-68

Bottom-ranked Slovenian Zlatorog managed to get a second victory. This time they won against seventh-ranked Serbian Hemofarm in Lasko 76-68. Guard Danijel Vujasinovic (180-89) fired 12 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists for the winners. Guard Grega Mali (197-84) chipped in 12 points and 7 rebounds. Four Zlatorog players scored in double figures. Forward Boris Savovic (206-87) produced 19 points and 8 rebounds and Montenegrin power forward Ivan Maras (208-86, agency: Beo Basket) added 11 points respectively for lost side. Hemofarm's coach Zeljko Lukajic rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Zlatorog (2-8) moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with 3 other teams. Hemofarm at the other side dropped to the ninth position with five games lost. Zlatorog's next round opponent will be higher ranked Radnicki K. (#10) in Kragujevac and it may be quite challenging game.
Top scorers:
Hemofarm: B.Savovic 19+8reb, I.Maras 11+2reb, A.Nesovic 9+3reb, N.Otasevic 8, M.Sutalo 7+3reb, M.Jeremic 6+1reb+2ast
Zlatorog: M.Smrdelj 14, G.Mali 12+7reb+2ast, D.Vujasinovic 12+6reb+8ast, D.Cohadarevic 10+1reb+4ast, L.Lapornik 8+1reb, S.Atanackovic 7+4reb
gschID: 132987


Buducnost - Partizan 76-68

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Serbian Partizan (7-3) against sixth ranked Montenegrin Buducnost (6-4) on Sunday night. Visiting Partizan was defeated by Buducnost in a tough game in Podgorica 68-76. Buducnost outrebounded Partizan 36-21 including a 16-1 advantage in offensive rebounds. Forward Nikola Vucevic (208-90, college: USC) scored 11 points and 7 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Serbian forward Cedomir Vitkovac (201-82, agency: Beo Basket) chipped in 10 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side forward Dusan Kecman (197-77, agency: Beo Basket) responded with 11 points and 9 rebounds and guard Dragan Milosavljevic (198-89) scored 17 points. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Defending Montenegrin champion moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Cibona. Defending Serbian champion Partizan keeps the third position with three games lost. They share it with Union Olimpija. Buducnost will play against Hemofarm (#9) in Vrsac in the next round. Partizan will play at home against Union Olimpija (#4) in Ljubljana and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Partizan: D.Milosavljevic 17+2reb+2ast, N.Pekovic 12+1reb, V.Lucic 12+1ast, D.Kecman 11+9reb+3ast, A.Law 8+4reb+2ast, M.Raduljica 5
Buducnost: M.Popovic 13+1ast, B.Krstovic 12+3reb+1ast, N.Vucevic 11+7reb+1ast, C.Vitkovac 10+8reb, J.Anderson 10+5ast, N.Ivanovic 7+2reb+4ast
gschID: 132988


Union Olimpija - Siroki WWin 50-78

Very important is a home loss of second ranked Slovenian Union Olimpija (7-3) against ninth ranked Bosnian HKK Siroki WWin (5-5) on Saturday night. Host Union Olimpija was crushed by HKK Siroki WWin in Ljubljana 78-50. HKK Siroki WWin shot the lights out from three sinking 15 long-distance shots on high 60.0 percentage. Croatian forward Zeljko Sakic (203-88) notched 15 points and 9 rebounds to lead the effort and Croatian guard Fran Pilepic (192-89) supported him with 11 points and 7 rebounds. Four HKK Siroki WWin players scored in double figures. HKK Siroki WWin's coach Ivan Velic felt very confident that he used 11 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Even 10 points by Serbian-Slovenian point guard Aleksandar Capin (186-82, agency: Beo Basket) did not help to save the game for Union Olimpija. Guard Jaka Blazic (193-90) added 10 points for lost side. Defending Bosnian champion moved-up to seventh place, which they share with KK Zagreb CO. Union Olimpija lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the third position with three games lost. They share it with Partizan. HKK Siroki WWin will meet league's second-placed Cedevita in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Union Olimpija will play against Partizan in Beograd and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Union Olimpija: A.Capin 10+3reb+3ast, D.Thompson 10+1reb, J.Blazic 10+3reb, D.Markota 7+3reb+1ast, R.Varda 7+4reb, R.Rothbart 4+2reb+1ast
Siroki WWin: B.Barac 16+3reb+1ast, Z.Sakic 15+9reb+1ast, D.Persic 12+2reb, F.Pilepic 11+7reb+2ast, J.Vladovic 8+1reb+6ast, D.Planinic 7+3reb
gschID: 132989


Cedevita - Cibona 95-69

The most interesting game of round 10 was a derby match between two teams from Croatia. The game took place in Zagreb where fourth ranked Cedevita outleveled visiting Cibona (6-4) 95-69. The game was mostly controlled by Cedevita. Cibona managed to win second period 22-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. 24 personal fouls committed by Cibona helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American-Croatian guard Dontaye Draper (180-84, college: Charleston) who helped to win the game recording 10 points and 5 rebounds. American forward Haywood Owens (204-79, college: Texas, agency: Pro One Sports) contributed with 10 points for the winners. Center Andrija Zizic (207-80, agency: Beo Basket) replied with 15 points and 5 rebounds and Bosnian-Croatian center Goran Suton (209-85, college: Michigan St.) added 10 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Cibona. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Cedevita (8-2) moved-up to second place. Cibona at the other side keeps the fifth position with four games lost. They share it with Buducnost. Cedevita are looking forward to face HKK Siroki WWin (#8) in Siroki Brijeg in the next round where they are favorite. Cibona will play at home against Zvezda in Beograd and is hoping to prove to their fans that the loss was just an accident.
Top scorers:
Cibona: A.Zizic 15+5reb+1ast, A.Barbour 12+1reb+2ast, D.Kus 11+4ast, G.Suton 10+7reb, D.Rudez 9+3reb+1ast, M.Rozic 6+1reb+1ast
Cedevita: V.Vukusic 13+1reb+1ast, I.Opacak 12+2reb+2ast, H.Owens 10+4reb+3ast, D.Draper 10+5reb+3ast, M.Car 10+2reb+1ast, M.Bazdaric 8+4reb+2ast
gschID: 132990


Crvena Zvezda - Maccabi T-A 76-83

Adriatic League top team - Israeli Maccabi T-A (9-0) added another victory to their record on Saturday. This time they beat thirteenth ranked Serbian Zvezda (2-8) in Beograd 83-76. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 25-17. But Zvezda won second period 19-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Zvezda was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for Greek center Sofoklis Schortsanitis (206-85) who helped to win the game recording 19 points. Guard Yogev Ohayon (189-87) contributed with 12 points and 5 assists for the winners. Five Maccabi T-A players scored in double figures. Center Petar Popovic (211-79) replied with 17 points and 8 rebounds and guard Andreja Milutinovic (199-90) added 15 points in the effort for Zvezda. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Maccabi T-A have an impressive seven-game winning streak. Defending Israeli champion maintains first position with 9-0 record. Zvezda lost fifth consecutive game. They dropped to the eleventh place with eight games lost. Maccabi T-A will face KK Zagreb CO (#7) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. Zvezda will play against Cibona (#6) in Zagreb.
Top scorers:
Crvena Zvezda: P.Popovic 17+8reb+2ast, A.Milutinovic 15+4reb, B.Lazic 10+1reb+1ast, S.Lesic 9+2reb, N.Nedovic 7+3reb+3ast, B.Popovic 6+2reb+3ast
Maccabi T-A: S.Schortsanitis 19+4reb, Y.Ohayon 12+4reb+5ast, K.Langford 12+2reb, L.Eliyahu 11+3reb+1ast, D.Smith 10+5reb, R.Hendrix 9+3reb+1ast
gschID: 132991


KK Zagreb CO - Krka 85-80

No shocking result in a game when eighth ranked Croatian KK Zagreb CO (5-5) beat at home 12th ranked Slovenian Krka (2-8) 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 2 points at the halftime before their 39-32 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. KK Zagreb CO made 19-of-21 free shots (90.5 percent) during the game. Quite impressive performance for American power forward Sean May (203-84, college: N.Carolina) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 23 points and 13 rebounds (made all of his nine free throws !!!). Forward Krunoslav Simon (197-85) contributed with 25 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Power forward Smiljan Pavic (210-80) replied with 19 points and 5 rebounds (perfect from the field making all eight shots !!!) and swingman Zoran Dragic (196-89) added 16 points and 6 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) in the effort for Krka. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Krka's coach Nenad Trajkovic let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Defending Croatian champion moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Siroki WWin. Defending Slovenian champion Krka dropped to the eleventh position with eight games lost. KK Zagreb CO will face league's leader Maccabi T-A in Tel-Aviv in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Krka will play at home against Helios (#12) in Domzale and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Krka: S.Pavic 19+5reb+2ast, Z.Dragic 16+6reb+1ast, J.Baxter 16+1reb+3ast, J.Balazic 11+3reb+1ast, J.Jordan 10+4reb, B.Krivec 7+4reb+4ast
KK Zagreb CO: K.Simon 25+6reb+5ast, S.May 23+13reb+2ast, P.Diasse 17+12reb+1ast, P.Babic 10+2reb+3ast, A.Masic 3+1ast, D.Saric 0
gschID: 132992


Helios - Radnicki K. 90-98 OT

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 11th ranked Slovenian Helios' (2-8) home loss to tenth ranked Serbian Radnicki K. (4-6) in Domzale 90-98 on Saturday. The guests were tied at the half and again at the end of regular time. But they managed to win overtime period 14-6. Radnicki K. made 19-of-22 free shots (86.4 percent) during the game. Quite impressive performance for Australian-Serbian guard Steven Markovic (190-85) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 27 points, 5 rebounds and 11 assists (made all of his seven free throws). American forward Mike Scott (203-86, college: Kent St.) contributed with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Four Radnicki K. players scored in double figures. American guard D.J. Gay (183-89, college: San Diego St.) replied with 27 points, 9 assists and 4 steals and guard Klemen Prepelic (191-92) added 26 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for Helios. Radnicki K. have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain tenth position with 4-6 record. Loser Helios keep the eleventh place with eight games lost. Radnicki K. will face bottom-ranked Zlatorog (#14) in Lasko in the next round. Helios will play on the road against Krka in Novo Mesto and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Helios: D.Gay 27+3reb+9ast, K.Prepelic 26+5reb+5ast, D.Pasalic 20+11reb+2ast, V.Petrovic 6+1reb+2ast, D.Bubnic 5+5reb+2ast, M.Markovic 4+8reb+1ast
Radnicki K.: S.Markovic 27+5reb+11ast, M.Scott 19+12reb+4ast, D.Simon 18+8reb, S.Sinovec 13+3reb+1ast, A.Gaddefors 9+5reb, B.Bakic 5
gschID: 132993




Standings
Adriatic League Standings
 1. Maccabi T-A 9-0 
 2. Cedevita 8-2 
 3. Partizan 7-3 
 4. Union Olimpija 7-3 
 5. Buducnost 6-4 
 6. Cibona 6-4 
 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. Panic, Zlatorog17.5 
 3. Pilepic, Siroki W.17.1 
 4. Scott, Radnicki K.17.0 
 5. Vucevic, Buducnost16.9 
 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, Buducnost9.7 
 3. Simon, Radnicki K.7.5 
 4. Pasalic, Helios6.9 
 5. Kasun, KK.6.1 
 6. Scott, Radnicki K.6.0 
 7. Collins, Siroki W.5.7 
 8. Pavic, Krka5.6 
 9. Sakic, Siroki WWin5.6 
 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. Mulaomerovic, KK Z.4.4 
 6. Vujasinovic, Zlato.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. Ohayon, Maccabi1.9 
 4. Zubcic, Cibona1.8 
 5. Pilepic, Siroki W.1.8 
 6. Lucic, Partizan1.8 
 7. Markovic, Radnicki1.7 
 8. Chase, Cibona1.7 
 9. Ramljak, Siroki W.1.7 
 10. Simon, KK.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 David SIMON
  Radnicki K.
  (207-C-82)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Simon, Radnicki K.1.3 
 2. James, Maccabi T-A1.3 
 3. Vucevic, Buducnost1.1 
 4. Ilic, Crvena Zvezda1.0 
 5. Scott, Radnicki K.1.0 
 6. Hendrix, Maccabi0.9 
 7. Owens, Cedevita0.8 
 8. Pekovic, Partizan0.8 
 9. Savovic, Hemofarm0.8 
 10. Kasun, KK.0.7 


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  AUSTRALIA   


Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Cameron TRAGARDH
  Tigers
  (209-C/F-83)
  Avg: 18.9
 1. Tragardh, Tigers18.9 
 2. Mills, Tigers18.6 
 3. Khazzouh, Kings18.6 
 4. Deleon, Blaze17.2 
 5. Warren, 36ers17.1 
 6. Wilkinson, Breakers17.0 
 7. Lisch, Wildcats16.6 
 8. Wilson, Taipans16.5 
 9. Worthington, Blaze16.3 
 10. Abercrombie, Brea.16.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Julian KHAZZOUH
  Kings
  (209-C-86)
  Avg: 9.6
 1. Khazzouh, Kings9.6 
 2. Holmes, Crocodiles9.4 
 3. Simpsons, 36ers8.9 
 4. Grant, Kings8.1 
 5. Crosswhite, Taipa.8.0 
 6. Johnson, 36ers7.9 
 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, 36ers4.7 
 6. Martin, Wildcats4.7 
 7. Martin, Hawks4.4 
 8. Gill, Crocodiles4.1 
 9. Wilson, Taipans3.7 
 10. Redhage, Wildcats3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Cedric JACKSON
  Breakers
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Jackson, Breakers2.8 
 2. Robbins, Wildcats2.2 
 3. Martin, Wildcats2.0 
 4. Mims, Crocodiles1.9 
 5. Gibson, Blaze1.5 
 6. Gill, Crocodiles1.4 
 7. Crawford, Croco.1.4 
 8. Worthington, Blaze1.3 
 9. Lisch, Wildcats1.2 
 10. Dorsey, Tigers1.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Julian KHAZZOUH
  Kings
  (209-C-86)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Khazzouh, Kings1.7 
 2. Grant, Kings1.5 
 3. Simpsons, 36ers1.3 
 4. Johnson, 36ers1.3 
 5. Martin, Wildcats1.3 
 6. Worthington, Blaze1.1 
 7. Nevill, Wildcats1.0 
 8. Abercrombie, Break.0.9 
 9. Knight, Wildcats0.9 
 10. Forman, Hawks0.8 


Abercrombie's double-double lands him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News
24-year old swingman Thomas Abercrombie (198-F/G-87, agency: Priority Sports) put on an amazing game in the last round for league's best team Breakers and receives a Australiabasket.com Player of the Week award for round 9.
He had a double-double of 33 points and 11 rebounds, while his team beat Tigers (#3, 6-5) in overtime 108-98. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. It allowed Breakers to take over top position in the league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Breakers has a very solid 7-3 record, but they cannot be too comfortable about keeping top position. In the team's last game Abercrombie had a remarkable six three-pointers out of 9 attempts. He has many years of experience at Breakers, through which he has constantly improved. Thomas Abercrombie averages this season 16.2ppg and 5.9rpg.

Second best performed player last round was Diamon Simpson (201-F-87) of 36ers. He is American forward in his first season at 36ers. In the last game Simpson recorded impressive double-double of 22 points and 10 rebounds. Of course 36ers cruised to a 96-84 relatively comfortable win over the higher-ranked Wildcats (#2, 7-4). This victory allowed 36ers to leave bottom place moving a little bit up to 8th position in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 3-6 record. Simpson is a newcomer at 36ers and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to guard Jamar Wilson (185-PG-84, agency: Pro One Sports) of Taipans (#4). Wilson showcased his all-around game by recording 23 points, six rebounds and six assists in the last round. He was a key player of Taipans, leading his team to a 87-78 win against slightly lower-ranked Blaze (#6, 4-4). Taipans needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 5 victories and 5 lost games. Wilson has a great season in Australia. After only 9 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 17.2ppg (4th best) and assists with 3.8apg (8th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Matthew Knight (204-F/C-85) of Wildcats - 21 points and 7 rebounds
5. Lucas Walker (203-F-84) of Tigers - 20 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Alexander Loughton (205-F/C-83) of Taipans - 20 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Elvin Mims (196-F-79) of Crocodiles - 18 points and 9 rebounds
8. Peter Crawford (193-G/F-79) of Crocodiles - 22 points and 7 rebounds
9. Mark Worthington (202-F-83) of Blaze - 17 points and 8 rebounds
10. Julian Khazzouh (209-C-86) of Kings - 18 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists

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


NBL Round 9: New Zealand Breakers keep a leadership position - by Eurobasket News
The round was rather attractive and full of interesting results. The round ended with extra overtimes, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked New Zealand Breakers as it allowed them to take a leadership position. New Zealand Breakers defeated 3rd placed Melbourne Tigers in Auckland 108-98 in overtime. The hosts trailed by 1 point after three quarters before their 17-16 charge, which allowed them to tie the game at the end of regular time and get a 10-point victory in overtime. New Zealand Breakers looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when New Zealand Breakers made 7 blocks. 29 personal fouls committed by Melbourne Tigers helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was New Zealand swingman Thomas Abercrombie (198-87, college: Washington St., agency: Priority Sports) who had a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!) and 11 rebounds. American power forward Gary Wilkinson (204-82, college: Utah St.) chipped in 16 points and 8 rebounds. New Zealand Breakers' coach Andrej Lemanis used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. At the other side the best for losing team was international power forward Cameron Tragardh (209-83, college: ORU) who recorded 20 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Melbourne Tigers lost third consecutive game. They keep the third place with five games lost. Melbourne Tigers will play next round against strong Cairns Taipans trying to get back on the winning streak. New Zealand Breakers will try to continue on its current victory against eighth ranked Adelaide 36ers in Findon.

The best stats of 9th round was 22 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists by Diamon Simpson of 36ers.



Breakers - Tigers 108-98 OT

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked New Zealand Breakers as it allowed them to take a leadership position. New Zealand Breakers defeated 3rd placed Melbourne Tigers in Auckland 108-98 in overtime. The hosts trailed by 1 point after three quarters before their 17-16 charge, which allowed them to tie the game at the end of regular time and get a 10-point victory in overtime. New Zealand Breakers looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when New Zealand Breakers made 7 blocks. 29 personal fouls committed by Melbourne Tigers helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was New Zealand swingman Thomas Abercrombie (198-87, college: Washington St., agency: Priority Sports) who had a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!) and 11 rebounds. American power forward Gary Wilkinson (204-82, college: Utah St.) chipped in 16 points and 8 rebounds. New Zealand Breakers' coach Andrej Lemanis used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. At the other side the best for losing team was international power forward Cameron Tragardh (209-83, college: ORU) who recorded 20 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists and forward Lucas Walker (203-84, college: St.Mary's, CA) added 20 points and 8 rebounds respectively. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Melbourne Tigers lost third consecutive game. They keep the third place with five games lost. Melbourne Tigers will play next round against strong Cairns Taipans trying to get back on the winning streak. New Zealand Breakers will try to continue on its current victory against eighth ranked Adelaide 36ers in Findon.
Top scorers:
Breakers: T.Abercrombie 33+11reb+1ast, D.Corletto 18+2reb+3ast, G.Wilkinson 16+8reb+2ast, C.Jackson 10+6reb+8ast, M.Vukona 10+10reb+5ast, L.Henry 9+6reb+3ast
Tigers: R.Dorsey 21+6reb+1ast, C.Tragardh 20+7reb+5ast, L.Walker 20+8reb+2ast, D.Dillon 15+5reb+6ast, A.Ubaka 15+5ast, B.Lewis 4+2reb
gschID: 138861


Taipans - Blaze 87-78

There was a minor upset when 4th placed Gold Coast Blaze (4-4) was defeated on the road by fourth ranked Cairns Taipans (5-5) 87-78 on Friday. 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 87-78. Cairns Taipans made 27-of-31 free shots (87.1 percent) during the game. Gold Coast Blaze was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American point guard Jamar Wilson (185-84, college: Albany, agency: Pro One Sports) who scored 23 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. The former international power forward Alexander Loughton (205-83, college: ODU) chipped in 20 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was Dominican guard Adris Deleon (180-84, college: E.Washington) who recorded a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds and the former international forward Mark Worthington (202-83, college: Metro St.) added 17 points and 8 rebounds respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Cairns Taipans have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain fourth place with 5-5 record. Gold Coast Blaze at the other side dropped to the sixth position with four games lost. Cairns Taipans will face higher ranked Melbourne Tigers (#3) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Gold Coast Blaze will play against the league's leader New Zealand Breakers in Auckland.
Top scorers:
Taipans: J.Wilson 23+6reb+6ast, A.Loughton 20+6reb+4ast, A.Warren 15+5reb, A.Grabau 13+5reb, I.Crosswhite 6+10reb+3ast, J.Dowdell 5+1reb+1ast
Blaze: M.Worthington 17+8reb+1ast, A.Deleon 17+11reb+2ast, A.Petrie 11+7reb+1ast, S.Hoare 10+6reb+1ast, J.Harvey 9+1reb+2ast, W.Hudson 6+3reb
gschID: 138862


Crocodiles - Hawks 82-81

The game between closely ranked teams ended with seventh ranked Townsville Crocodiles' (4-4) home victory over bottom-ranked Wollongong Hawks (3-7) 82-81 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 5 points after three quarters before their 28-22 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Townsville Crocodiles made 23-of-28 free shots (82.1 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was the former international swingman Peter Crawford (193-79) who scored 22 points and 7 rebounds (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line). American forward Elvin Mims (196-79, college: S.Mississippi) chipped in 18 points and 9 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was swingman Timothy Coenraad (201-85, college: Nova SE) who recorded 22 points and guard Rhys Martin (193-86, college: Nova SE) added 9 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists respectively. Wollongong Hawks' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Townsville Crocodiles moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Blaze. Wollongong Hawks at the other side dropped to the bottom position with seven games lost. Townsville Crocodiles will face higher ranked Kings (#5) in Sydney in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Wollongong Hawks will play at home against the league's second-placed Perth Wildcats (#2).
Top scorers:
Crocodiles: P.Crawford 22+7reb+1ast, E.Mims 18+9reb+1ast, M.Cedar 11+2reb+1ast, E.Gill 9+2reb+5ast, T.Blanchfield 5+3reb, L.Schenscher 5+2reb
Hawks: T.Coenraad 22+4reb+2ast, J.Catron 15+2reb+3ast, O.Forman 13+5reb+1ast, R.Martin 9+7reb+6ast, M.Campbell 8+2reb+1ast, G.Saville 6+11reb+2ast
gschID: 138863


Wildcats - 36ers 84-96

There was an upset when second-best Perth Wildcats (7-4) were defeated at home by ninth ranked Adelaide 36ers (3-6) 96-84 on Sunday. The guests trailed by 4 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 5-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 96-84. Adelaide 36ers made 31-of-39 free shots (79.5 percent) during the game. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Adelaide 36ers made 7 blocks. Perth Wildcats were plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American forward Diamon Simpson (201-87, college: St.Mary's, CA) who had a double-double by scoring 22 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field). His fellow American import guard Chris Warren (178-88, college: Mississippi) chipped in 20 points and 6 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was the former international power forward Matthew Knight (204-85, college: Loyola Mary) who recorded 21 points and 7 rebounds and American guard Kevin Lisch (188-86, college: St.Louis, agency: Warren Sports International) added 16 points and 5 rebounds respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Adelaide 36ers moved-up to eighth place. Defending champion Perth Wildcats keep the second position with four games lost. Adelaide 36ers will face league's leader New Zealand Breakers in Auckland in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Perth Wildcats will play on the road against Wollongong Hawks in Gwynneville.
Top scorers:
36ers: D.Simpson 22+10reb+4ast, C.Warren 20+3reb+6ast, N.Herbert 13+3reb+1ast, D.Johnson 12+10reb+1ast, S.Weigh 11+1reb+2ast, N.Crosswell 9+2reb+4ast
Wildcats: M.Knight 21+7reb, K.Lisch 16+5reb+3ast, J.Wagstaff 12+6reb+2ast, B.Robbins 10+4reb+5ast, D.Martin 9+5reb+2ast, S.Redhage 6+4reb+4ast
gschID: 138864


Kings - Taipans 69-64

There was a small surprise in Sydney where seventh ranked Kings (5-6) beat 4th placed Cairns Taipans (5-5) 69-64 on Sunday. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Cairns Taipans won third quarter 18-13. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The best player for the winners was the former international center Julian Khazzouh (209-86) who scored 18 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. The former international guard Aaron Bruce (191-84) chipped in 8 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Andrew Warren (195-87, college: Bradley, agency: Interperformances) who recorded 19 points and the other American import point guard Jamar Wilson (185-84, college: Albany, agency: Pro One Sports) added 10 points and 9 rebounds respectively. Cairns Taipans' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Kings moved-up to fifth place. Cairns Taipans at the other side keep the fourth position with five games lost. Kings will face Townsville Crocodiles (#7) in Wulguru in the next round. Cairns Taipans will play at home against Melbourne Tigers and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Kings: J.Khazzouh 18+6reb+4ast, J.Grant 10+7reb+1ast, L.Martin 10+4reb+1ast, A.Bruce 8+6reb+5ast, B.Madgen 7+3reb+2ast, K.Ratzsch 7+2reb
Taipans: A.Warren 19+3reb+2ast, J.Wilson 10+9reb+3ast, A.Loughton 8+4reb+3ast, B.Hill 8+3reb+1ast, I.Crosswhite 7+10reb+2ast, J.Dowdell 5+4reb
gschID: 138865




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


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


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. Booker, St.Polten23.0 
 4. Reed, Oberwart21.5 
 5. Djuric, Gussing19.7 
 6. Shavies, Furstenf.18.1 
 7. Rakocevic, BC Vi.17.8 
 8. Curry, Gmunden17.7 
 9. Bobb, Klosterneub.17.7 
 10. Suljanovic, Klost.17.2 
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, Oberwart8.4 
 4. Oppland, Gmunden8.2 
 5. Skurdauskas, Arkad.8.2 
 6. Suljanovic, Kloste.7.5 
 7. Heard, Gussing7.3 
 8. Nelson, Kapfenberg6.9 
 9. Shaw, Oberwart6.8 
 10. Bakovic, St.Polten6.7 
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. Schreiner, Kapfe.4.7 
 6. Shavies, Furstenf.4.6 
 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: 2.6
 1. Shavies, Furstenf.2.6 
 2. Fears, Kapfenberg2.6 
 3. Pryor, Wels2.4 
 4. Brown, Wels2.1 
 5. Schreiner, Kapfe.1.9 
 6. Curry, Gmunden1.7 
 7. Wade, Arkadia1.5 
 8. Koch, Gussing1.5 
 9. Jandl, Oberwart1.5 
 10. Hollins, Oberwart1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Zarko RAKOCEVIC
  BC Vi.
  (204-F-84)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Rakocevic, BC Vi.3.5 
 2. Ware, Furstenfeld1.4 
 3. Francois, BC Vienna0.9 
 4. Skurdauskas, Arkad.0.9 
 5. Brown, Wels0.8 
 6. Greimeister, Klost.0.7 
 7. Shaw, Oberwart0.7 
 8. Pryor, Wels0.5 
 9. Ahmetbasic, BC Vi.0.5 
 10. Koch, Gussing0.5 


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Stats Leaders - Premier League

Points Per Game
 Kiril SITNIK
  SBK O.
  (190-G-89)
  Avg: 22
 1. Sitnik, SBK O.22.0 
 2. Rutkauskas, Minsk.20.7 
 3. Knox, Minsk-200615.4 
 4. Zakhar, BG.13.9 
 5. Patupchyk, Sozh G.13.2 
 6. Hawkins, Minsk.13.0 
 7. Ignatchik, Minsk-.12.8 
 8. Kojenets, Minsk.12.5 
 9. Krisevich, Minsk-.12.3 
 10. Zaitsev, SBK O.12.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Pavel BLIZNETS
  Sozh Gomel
  (205-C-94)
  Avg: 12.5
 1. Bliznets, Sozh Gom.12.5 
 2. Zakhar, BG.9.1 
 3. Rutkauskas, Minsk.8.3 
 4. Kojenets, Minsk.7.9 
 5. Skidan, SBK O.7.8 
 6. Hlebovich, Grodn.7.5 
 7. Knox, Minsk-20067.1 
 8. Zaitsev, SBK O.7.0 
 9. Drobyshevski., Soz.6.2 
 10. Sitnik, SBK O.5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Dzmitry KUZMIN
  Grodno-93
  (196-G-75)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Kuzmin, Grodno-935.7 
 2. Hodge, Minsk-20065.3 
 3. Akulich, Rubon4.2 
 4. Papruha, BG.4.0 
 5. Sitnik, SBK O.3.6 
 6. Ignatchik, Minsk-.3.2 
 7. Murashko, BG.3.0 
 8. Volk, SBK O.3.0 
 9. Korzh, Grodno-933.0 
 10. Vergun, Minsk-20.2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Anton PAPRUHA
  BG.
  (188-PG-93)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Papruha, BG.2.4 
 2. Hodge, Minsk-20062.3 
 3. Patupchyk, Sozh G.2.2 
 4. Ovsepian, Rubon2.2 
 5. Zakhar, BG.2.1 
 6. Sapegin, Rubon2.0 
 7. Sitnik, SBK O.2.0 
 8. Murashko, BG.2.0 
 9. Yafremov, Grodn.1.9 
 10. Malkov, Rubon1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Dzmitry KUZMIN
  Grodno-93
  (196-G-75)
  Avg: 0
 1. Kuzmin, Grodno-930.0 
 2. Akulich, Rubon0.0 
 3. Kurapau, Minsk-20.0.0 
 4. Strukov, BG.0.0 
 5. Kudrautsau, Minsk.0.0 
 6. Solianikov, Sozh G.0.0 
 7. Krisevich, Minsk-.0.0 
 8. Skidan, SBK O.0.0 
 9. Korzh, Grodno-930.0 
 10. Sitnik, SBK O.0.0 


Premier League Round 8: Grodno-93 defeats Rubon in the closest game of the week - by Eurobasket News
Fourth-ranked Rubon (2-4) gave a tough game to second ranked Grodno-93 (7-1) in Vitebsk on Friday. The visitors from Grodno managed to secure only three-point victory 67-64. However their fans expected easier game. The guests trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 20-11 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Grodno-93 had a 31-20 advantage in offensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international forward Kanstantin Yafremov (202-86, agency: Promotex) who helped to win the game recording 13 points and 8 rebounds and the former international forward Andrei Mastou (202-84) who added 16 points during the contest. The former international guard Dmitri Akulich (192-86) responded with 8 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Rubon's coach Ruslan Baidakov rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Grodno-93 have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 7-1 record behind leader Minsk-2006. Rubon at the other side keeps the fourth place with four games lost. Grodno-93 are looking forward to face SBK Osipovichi (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Rubon will play against BGUIR-RTI in Minsk and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Another interesting game was a derby match between two teams from Minsk: Minsk-2006 (#1) and BGUIR-RTI (#5). BGUIR-RTI was smashed at home by 33 points 61-94 and even the fact of playing on their own court did not help. The winners were led by international guard Aliaksandr Kudrautsau (190-80) who scored that evening 18 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and Justin Knox supported him with 15 points and 9 rebounds. Minsk-2006's coach felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Even a double-double of 14 points and 14 rebounds by forward Yuriy Ignatiev (198-91) did not help to save the game for BGUIR-RTI. Undefeated Minsk-2006 (8-0) have an impressive eight-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with a perfect record of 8 victories in a row. BGUIR-RTI at the other side keeps the fifth place with five games lost. Minsk-2006 will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. BGUIR-RTI will play at home against Rubon (#4) in Vitebsk and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Bottom-ranked Sozh Gomel (0-6) is still winless. This time they lost on the road their sixth consecutive match to third ranked SBK Osipovichi (4-3) 108-50 on Friday evening. The best player for the winners was Kiril Sitnik who had a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!), 7 rebounds, 10 assists and 6 steals (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line). Dzianis Kasenkau produced 17 points and 6 rebounds for the guests. Sozh Gomel's coach Andrey Chvankov gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. SBK Osipovichi maintains third position with 4-3 record having five points less than leader Minsk-2006. Loser Sozh Gomel still closes the standings with six games lost. SBK Osipovichi will meet league's second-placed Grodno-93 on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Sozh Gomel will play against Minsk-2006 II (#6) and hopes to get finally their first victory.



Rubon - Grodno-93 64-67

Fourth-ranked Rubon (2-4) gave a tough game to second ranked Grodno-93 (7-1) in Vitebsk on Friday. The visitors from Grodno managed to secure only three-point victory 67-64. However their fans expected easier game. The guests trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 20-11 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Grodno-93 had a 31-20 advantage in offensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international forward Kanstantin Yafremov (202-86, agency: Promotex) who helped to win the game recording 13 points and 8 rebounds and the former international forward Andrei Mastou (202-84) who added 16 points during the contest. The former international guard Dmitri Akulich (192-86) responded with 8 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists and guard Siarhei Sapegin (195-84) scored 13 points. Rubon's coach Ruslan Baidakov rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Grodno-93 have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 7-1 record behind leader Minsk-2006. Rubon at the other side keeps the fourth place with four games lost. Grodno-93 are looking forward to face SBK Osipovichi (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Rubon will play against BGUIR-RTI in Minsk and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Grodno-93: A.Mastou 16+3reb+1ast, K.Yafremov 13+8reb+1ast, E.Ivanov 11+4reb+2ast, I.Konuyshenko 10+3reb+3ast, Y.Hlebovich 8+10reb+2ast, V.Korzh 6+1reb
Rubon: M.Dabravolski 13+2ast, S.Sapegin 13+3reb+1ast, A.Malkov 9+1reb+2ast, D.Akulich 8+6reb+5ast, V.Ovsepian 6+7reb+4ast, D.Shilovich 6+7reb
gschID: 162289


SBK Osipovichi - Sozh Gomel 108-50

Bottom-ranked Sozh Gomel (0-6) is still winless. This time they lost on the road their sixth consecutive match to third ranked SBK Osipovichi (4-3) 108-50 on Friday evening. The game without a history. SBK Osipovichi led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Sozh Gomel to just 4 points in third quarter. SBK Osipovichi dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to Sozh Gomel's 44. SBK Osipovichi forced 27 Sozh Gomel turnovers and outrebounded them 49-32 including a 35-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. SBK Osipovichi looked well-organized offensively handing out 29 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Sozh Gomel's players. The best player for the winners was guard Kiril Sitnik (190-89) who had a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!), 7 rebounds, 10 assists and 6 steals (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line). Guard Dmitriy Zaitsev (190-81) chipped in a double-double by scoring 15 points and 12 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Five SBK Osipovichi players scored in double figures. Forward Dzianis Kasenkau (198-92) produced 17 points and 6 rebounds and point guard Yahor Patupchyk (186-94) added 8 points and 6 rebounds respectively for the guests. Sozh Gomel's coach Andrey Chvankov gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. SBK Osipovichi maintains third position with 4-3 record having five points less than leader Minsk-2006. Loser Sozh Gomel still closes the standings with six games lost. SBK Osipovichi will meet league's second-placed Grodno-93 on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Sozh Gomel will play against Minsk-2006 II (#6) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
SBK Osipovichi: K.Sitnik 33+7reb+10ast, D.Zaitsev 15+12reb+3ast, D.Yarets 13+4reb+3ast, S.Volk 13+8reb+6ast, I.Dovnar 11+6reb+2ast, A.Olbrecht 9+2reb+2ast
Sozh Gomel: D.Kasenkau 17+6reb+1ast, I.Drobyshevskiy 8+6reb+1ast, Y.Patupchyk 8+6reb+2ast, A.Stankevich 7+4reb+1ast, D.Fedorovskiy 5+2reb+2ast, A.Shestilovskiy 5+2reb+2ast
gschID: 162290


BGUIR-RTI - Minsk-2006 61-94

Another interesting game was a derby match between two teams from Minsk: Minsk-2006 (#1) and BGUIR-RTI (#5). BGUIR-RTI was smashed at home by 33 points 61-94 and even the fact of playing on their own court did not help. It looked good early as BGUIR-RTI took an 3-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Minsk-2006 had a 29-9 second period charge getting the lead and BGUIR-RTI was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 61-94. Minsk-2006 made 16-of-21 charity shots (76.2 percent) during the game. Minsk-2006 had a 36-22 advantage in offensive rebounds. The winners were led by international guard Aliaksandr Kudrautsau (190-80) who scored that evening 18 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and American forward Justin Knox (205-89, college: N.Carolina) supported him with 15 points and 9 rebounds. Knox is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Four Minsk-2006 players scored in double figures. Minsk-2006's coach felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Even a double-double of 14 points and 14 rebounds by forward Yuriy Ignatiev (198-91) did not help to save the game for BGUIR-RTI. point guard Anton Papruha (188-93) added 14 points and 7 assists for the hosts. Minsk-2006 (8-0) have an impressive eight-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with a perfect record of 8 victories in a row. BGUIR-RTI at the other side keeps the fifth place with five games lost. Minsk-2006 will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. BGUIR-RTI will play at home against Rubon (#4) in Vitebsk and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Minsk-2006: A.Kudrautsau 18+5reb+4ast, J.Knox 15+9reb, A.Kojenets 12+8reb+2ast, A.Semianiuk 10+10reb+3ast, A.Lashkevich 9, R.Vergun 8+3reb+2ast
BGUIR-RTI: E.Sugoniako 17+4reb, A.Papruha 14+3reb+7ast, Y.Ignatiev 14+14reb+2ast, G.Zakhar 6+4reb, A.Hrumiantsau 4+4reb, A.Kuzmitski 3+4reb+1ast
gschID: 162288




Standings - Premier League
Premier League Standings
 1. Minsk-2006 8-0 
 2. Grodno-93 7-1 
 3. SBK Osipovichi 4-3 
 4. Rubon 2-4 
 5. BGUIR-RTI 2-5 
 6. Minsk-2006 II 1-5 
 7. Sozh Gomel 0-6 


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D1 Round 11: Leuven Bears lose to Okapi Aalstar in the game between Top 4 teams - by Eurobasket News
The game between Top Four teams took place in Aalst. Third ranked host Okapi Aalstar (6-4) defeated second-ranked Leuven Bears (5-4) 76-62. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Leuven Bears. It was a key game for the second position in the league. The game was mostly controlled by Okapi Aalstar. Leuven Bears managed to win third quarter 24-10. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Okapi Aalstar won last quarter 24-11. It was a great evening for American forward Christopher Copeland (203-84, college: Colorado) who led his team to a victory scoring 19 points and 4 assists. International point guard Jorn Steinbach (181-89) helped adding 19 points. American forward Monta McGhee (198-79, college: Lewis, agency: I.D.S. Law) responded with 13 points and 7 rebounds. Okapi Aalstar moved-up to second place, which they share with M.Hainaut. Leuven Bears at the other side dropped to the fourth position with four games lost. They share it with Antwerp. Okapi Aalstar is looking forward to face bottom-ranked VOO Verviers-Pepinster (#9) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Leuven Bears will play against Belgacom Liege (#7) and are hoping to win this game.
Ninth-ranked VOO Verviers-Pepinster (1-9) gave a tough game to fifth ranked Dexia Mons-Hainaut (6-4). The visitors from Quaregnon managed to secure only two-point victory 69-67. However their fans expected much easier game. Americans were the main players on the court. It was an exceptional evening for forward Ahmad Nivins (206-87, college: St.Joseph's) who led the winners and scored 25 points and 6 rebounds (on 11-of-12 shooting from the field). Sean Singletary accounted for 18 points and 7 rebounds. Guard TJ Thompson (177-82, college: G.Washington) came up with 21 points for VOO Verviers-Pepinster in the defeat. Dexia Mons-Hainaut moved-up to second place, which they share with Aalstar. VOO Verviers-Pepinster at the other side stay at the bottom position with nine games lost. Dexia Mons-Hainaut will play against Base Oostende (#6) at home in the next round. VOO Verviers-Pepinster will play against the league's second-placed Okapi Aalstar to get more than just one victory in their record.

In the last game of round 11 Gent won against Oostende on the opponent's court 64-56.



Verviers-Pep. - M.Hainaut 67-69

Ninth-ranked VOO Verviers-Pepinster (1-9) gave a tough game to fifth ranked Dexia Mons-Hainaut (6-4). The visitors from Quaregnon managed to secure only two-point victory 69-67. However their fans expected much easier game. VOO Verviers-Pepinster was ahead by 11 points after three quarters before a 21-8 charge of Dexia Mons-Hainaut, which allowed them to win the game. Americans were the main players on the court. It was an exceptional evening for forward Ahmad Nivins (206-87, college: St.Joseph's) who led the winners and scored 25 points and 6 rebounds (on 11-of-12 shooting from the field). point guard Sean Singletary (183-85, college: Virginia) accounted for 18 points and 7 rebounds for the winning side. Guard TJ Thompson (177-82, college: G.Washington) came up with 21 points and power forward Jason Love (206-87, college: Xavier) added 15 points and 8 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) respectively for VOO Verviers-Pepinster in the defeat. Dexia Mons-Hainaut moved-up to second place, which they share with Aalstar. VOO Verviers-Pepinster at the other side stay at the bottom position with nine games lost. Dexia Mons-Hainaut will play against Base Oostende (#6) at home in the next round. VOO Verviers-Pepinster will play against the league's second-placed Okapi Aalstar to get more than just one victory in their record.
Top scorers:
Verviers-Pep.: T.Thompson 21+2reb+1ast, J.Love 15+8reb, M.Faison 9+2reb+7ast, J.Beal 9+1reb+2ast, M.De Zeeuw 8+3reb, B.Merriex 5+3reb
M.Hainaut: A.Nivins 25+6reb, S.Singletary 18+7reb+3ast, Q.Taylor 12+6reb+4ast, J.Cage 6+4reb+3ast, W.Carter 4+5reb, A.Slaughter 2+1reb
gschID: 132376


Oostende - Gent 56-64

There was a minor upset when 6th ranked Base Oostende (5-5) was defeated at home by eighth ranked Optima Gent (3-6) 64-56. The game without a history. Optima Gent led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Optima Gent forced 19 Base Oostende turnovers. Americans were the main players on the court also this time. It was an exceptional evening for power forward Michael Haynes (203-81, college: Fordham) who led the winners and scored 17 points and 6 rebounds. Guard Michael Jenkins (191-86, college: Winthrop) accounted for 14 points for the winning side. Power forward Christopher Booker (208-81, college: Purdue) came up with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds and guard Jason Rich (191-86) added 13 points respectively for Base Oostende in the defeat. Optima Gent maintains eighth place with 3-6 record. Base Oostende lost third consecutive game. They keep the sixth position with five games lost. Optima Gent will play against higher ranked Belgacom Liege (#7) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Base Oostende will play against Dexia Mons-Hainaut in Quaregnon and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Oostende: J.Rich 13+3reb+2ast, C.Booker 13+11reb+1ast, D.Drobnjak 8+5reb+2ast, D.Katnic 7+3reb+1ast, K.Winston 5+2reb+3ast, D.Djordjevic 4+1reb
Gent: M.Haynes 17+6reb, M.Jenkins 14+3reb+1ast, G.Brown 6+3reb, L.Louves 6+4reb+1ast, B.Heinle 6+1reb, S.Geukens 5+1reb+1ast
gschID: 132377


Aalstar - Leuven 76-62

The game between Top Four teams took place in Aalst. Third ranked host Okapi Aalstar (6-4) defeated second-ranked Leuven Bears (5-4) 76-62. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Leuven Bears. It was a key game for the second position in the league. The game was mostly controlled by Okapi Aalstar. Leuven Bears managed to win third quarter 24-10. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Okapi Aalstar won last quarter 24-11. It was a great evening for American forward Christopher Copeland (203-84, college: Colorado) who led his team to a victory scoring 19 points and 4 assists. International point guard Jorn Steinbach (181-89) helped adding 19 points. Four Okapi Aalstar players scored in double figures. American forward Monta McGhee (198-79, college: Lewis, agency: I.D.S. Law) responded with 13 points and 7 rebounds and the other American import forward Jamel McLean (203-88, college: Xavier) scored 10 points and 8 rebounds. Okapi Aalstar moved-up to second place, which they share with M.Hainaut. Leuven Bears at the other side dropped to the fourth position with four games lost. They share it with Antwerp. Okapi Aalstar is looking forward to face bottom-ranked VOO Verviers-Pepinster (#9) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Leuven Bears will play against Belgacom Liege (#7) and are hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Leuven: M.McGhee 13+7reb+1ast, J.McLean 10+8reb+1ast, I.Hanavan 10+5reb, B.Freeman 8+2reb, J.Davis 8+1reb+3ast, A.Dagunduro 7+1reb
Aalstar: J.Steinbach 19+2reb+3ast, C.Copeland 19+4reb+4ast, K.Kruger 15+2reb+3ast, C.Young 11+13reb, J.Holiday 6+4reb+1ast, H.VanLangenhove 4
gschID: 132375




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 


Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 Christopher COPELAND
  Aalstar
  (203-F-84)
  Avg: 18.7
 1. Copeland, Aalstar18.7 
 2. Tofi, Leuven16.9 
 3. Mallet, Spirou16.4 
 4. Bostic, Liege15.8 
 5. Rich, Oostende15.7 
 6. Freeman, Leuven15.5 
 7. Booker, Oostende14.6 
 8. Green, Spirou14.3 
 9. Black, Antwerp13.8 
 10. Lojeski, Oostende13.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Salah MEJRI
  Antwerp
  (216-C-86)
  Avg: 8.2
 1. Mejri, Antwerp8.2 
 2. Brown, Gent7.1 
 3. Young, Aalstar6.7 
 4. Booker, Oostende6.6 
 5. McLean, Leuven6.5 
 6. Love, Verviers-Pep.6.5 
 7. Tofi, Leuven6.0 
 8. Shengelia, Spirou5.9 
 9. Carter, M.Hainaut5.9 
 10. Bostic, Liege5.7 
Assists Per Game
 TJ THOMPSON
  Verviers.
  (177-G-82)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Thompson, Verviers.4.3 
 2. Marnegrave, Leuven4.3 
 3. Waters, Liege4.2 
 4. Djordjevic, Ooste.4.1 
 5. Bosco, Gent4.1 
 6. Singletary, M.Hain.3.1 
 7. Black, Antwerp2.9 
 8. Rich, Oostende2.9 
 9. Hamilton, Spirou2.8 
 10. Muya, Liege2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Devan DOWNEY
  Verviers.
  (175-G-87)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Downey, Verviers.2.8 
 2. Black, Antwerp2.7 
 3. Singletary, M.Hain.2.6 
 4. Wilson, Antwerp2.3 
 5. Haynes, Gent2.2 
 6. Dagunduro, Leuven2.1 
 7. Bosco, Gent2.1 
 8. Faison, Verviers.2.0 
 9. Jenkins, Gent2.0 
 10. Mallet, Spirou1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Salah MEJRI
  Antwerp
  (216-C-86)
  Avg: 3
 1. Mejri, Antwerp3.0 
 2. Riddick, Spirou1.9 
 3. Jennings, Liege1.5 
 4. Booker, Oostende1.0 
 5. Young, Aalstar1.0 
 6. Love, Verviers-Pep.0.9 
 7. Gillet, Liege0.7 
 8. Wilson, Antwerp0.7 
 9. Iarochevitch, Liege0.6 
 10. Green, Spirou0.5 


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  BOSNIA   


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


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  BRAZIL   


NBB Round 6 recap - by Eurobasket News
Paulistano celebrated the fourth win in the season as they upset Araraquara 107:90 on the road. Six players scored in double figures to lead the effort. Betinho Nardi Duarte (195-G/F-88) stepped up with 20 points for Paulistano. Jeffrey Addai (188-G-84, college: Texas A&M) added 17 points in the winning case. Paulistano unloaded 53 points in the first half to clear off and never looked back en route to the victory. Ricardo de Azevedo (201-F-83) had 27 points in the loss.
Flamengo accounted for the fifth win in the season they stormed past visiting Liga Sorocaba 93:55. Leandrinho Barbosa (190-PG-82) delivered 24 points to lead the hosts. Guillermo Kammerichs (203-F/C-80) added 15 points for Flamengo as they improved at 5-1 record on top of the table. Cesar Araujo (201-F/C-81) answered with 19 points for Liga Sorocaba as they fell at 2-3 record.
Uniceub/BRB stunned Vivo/Franca 104:95 on the road. Alex Ribeiro (191-G-80, agency: Interperformances) accounted for 29 points, while Arthur Silva (199-F/G-82) posted 28 points to lead the charge. Kevin Sowell (190-G-81, agency: Interperformances) led all scorers with 30 points for Vivo/Franca.
Unitri/Universo claimed the fifth victory beating Minas 86:73 at home court. Robert Day (197-F-82, college: W.Oregon) orchestrated the win scoring 23 points. Lucas Cipolini (206-F/C-86, college: BYU-Hawaii) produced 15 points for the hosts. Minas answered with 18 points from Luciano Gonzales (185-G).


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


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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. Yanev, Cherno More17.9 
 4. Vukosavljevi., Ril.17.0 
 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 More10.0 
 3. Pavlovski, Chernom.9.0 
 4. Ofoegbu, Tundja Y.8.6 
 5. Vukosavljevi., Ril.8.1 
 6. Slaveykov, Sparta.7.2 
 7. Petkov, Tundja Y.7.1 
 8. Todorov, Spartak6.4 
 9. Crawford, Balkan6.1 
 10. Stankov, Spartak6.0 
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.3.9 
 7. Zhelev, Cherno M.3.3 
 8. Dunovic, Chernomo.3.3 
 9. Govedarov, Tundja3.1 
 10. Zahariev, Rilski3.0 
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.2.1 
 5. Marinov, Balkan2.1 
 6. Zhelev, Cherno M.2.0 
 7. Velikov, Rilski S.2.0 
 8. Durchev, Tundja Y.2.0 
 9. Boev, Rilski Sport.1.9 
 10. Dimitrov, Levski1.9 
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. Banev, Lukoil A.0.9 
 5. Ofoegbu, Tundja Y.0.9 
 6. Gocevski, Tundja Y.0.8 
 7. Eller, Levski Sofia0.6 
 8. Petkov, Tundja Y.0.6 
 9. Todorov, Spartak0.5 
 10. Stoykov, Lukoil A.0.4 


NBL Round 8 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News
The biggest surprise of round 8 was guest Balkan's (#6) road victory over Chernomorets (#7) 81-71 on Saturday evening. The game was mostly controlled by Balkan. Chernomorets managed to win third quarter 24-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Balkan dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Chernomorets' 28. The best player for the winners was guard Stanimir Marinov (191-G-91) who scored 19 points and 6 rebounds. Forward Emil Binev (198-91) chipped in 14 points and 10 rebounds. Balkan's coach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Slovenian guard Dejan Dunovic (193-82, agency: Global Sports Plaza) produced 23 points and 6 rebounds for the hosts. Balkan maintains sixth position with 2-6 record. Chernomorets lost seventh consecutive game. They keep the seventh place with seven games lost. They share the position with Spartak Pleven. Balkan are looking forward to face bottom-ranked Spartak Pleven (#8) on the road in the next round. Chernomorets will play against Euroins Cherno More in Varna and is hoping to prove to their fans that they can break losing series.
Another exciting game was played in Varna between third ranked Rilski Sportist and one of their biggest challengers Euroins Cherno More where Rilski Sportist (5-3) beat Euroins Cherno More (4-4) on the road 81-75. Serbian power forward Filip Vukosavljevic (205-83) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds. Branko Mirkovic contributed with 22 points and 5 assists for the winners. Power forward Aleksandr Yanev (203-90) replied with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 13 rebounds for Euroins Cherno More. Euroins Cherno More's coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Rilski Sportist maintains third position with 5-3 record having just three points less than leader Lukoil Academik. Euroins Cherno More at the other side keeps the fourth place with four games lost. They share the position with Tundja Yambol. Rilski Sportist will play against Tundja Yambol (#5) at home in the next round. Euroins Cherno More will play against Chernomorets in Burgas and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Undefeated leader Lukoil Academik delivered the eighth consecutive victory on Saturday night. This time they beat 8th ranked Spartak Pleven (1-7) 88-77 in Sofia. Worth to mention a quality performance of Brandon Heath who helped to win the game recording 15 points, 6 assists and 5 steals. Lukoil Academik's coach Jovica Arsic allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Simeon Tsenov responded with 24 points and 8 rebounds. Undefeated Lukoil Academik (8-0) have an impressive eight-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with a perfect record of 8 victories in a row. Spartak Pleven lost fifth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom place with seven games lost. They share the position with Chernomorets. Lukoil Academik's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Sofia to the arena Levski Sofia.
The game in Yambol was also worth to mention about. Second ranked Levski Sofia (7-1) played at the court of 5th ranked Tundja Yambol (4-4). Levski Sofia managed to secure a 4-point victory 81-77. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Tundja Yambol. The winners were led by Marcus Hall who scored that evening 18 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Levski Sofia have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 7-1 record behind leader Lukoil Academik. Tundja Yambol at the other side dropped to the fourth place with four games lost. Levski Sofia's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Sofia Lukoil Academik.


Lukoil Academik - Spartak Pleven 88-77

Undefeated leader Lukoil Academik delivered the eighth consecutive victory on Saturday night. This time they beat 8th ranked Spartak Pleven (1-7) 88-77 in Sofia. The game was mostly controlled by Lukoil Academik. Spartak Pleven managed to win third quarter 18-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Lukoil Academik dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Spartak Pleven's 34. Lukoil Academik forced 20 Spartak Pleven turnovers. Worth to mention a quality performance of American guard Brandon Heath (193-84, college: San Diego St.) who helped to win the game recording 15 points, 6 assists and 5 steals and the former international swingman Todor Stoykov (198-77, agency: Interperformances) who added 14 points (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) during the contest. Five Lukoil Academik players scored in double figures. Lukoil Academik's coach Jovica Arsic allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Forward Simeon Tsenov (196-82) responded with 24 points and 8 rebounds and forward Todor Todorov (198-82) scored 15 points and 8 rebounds. Lukoil Academik (8-0) have an impressive eight-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with a perfect record of 8 victories in a row. Spartak Pleven lost fifth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom place with seven games lost. They share the position with Chernomorets. Lukoil Academik's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Sofia to the arena Levski Sofia.
Top scorers:
Spartak Pleven: S.Tsenov 24+8reb+2ast, T.Todorov 15+8reb+2ast, A.Dyakovski 14+4ast, V.Georgiev 9+2reb+3ast, R.Sofroniev 7+4reb+2ast, T.Ostrev 6+3reb+4ast
Lukoil Academik: A.Owens 15+1reb, B.Heath 15+4reb+6ast, T.Stoykov 14+3reb, B.Avramov 10+1reb+2ast, A.McLain 10+6reb+1ast, L.Mack 9+2reb+1ast
gschID: 139953


Tundja Yambol - Levski Sofia 77-81

The game in Yambol was also worth to mention about. Second ranked Levski Sofia (7-1) played at the court of 5th ranked Tundja Yambol (4-4). Levski Sofia managed to secure a 4-point victory 81-77. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Tundja Yambol. It looked good early as Tundja Yambol took an 8-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Levski Sofia took control and eventually winning the game that evening by 4 points. The winners were led by American guard Marcus Hall (185-85, college: Colorado) who scored that evening 18 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists and the former international power forward Vasil Evtimov (207-77, college: N.Carolina, agency: Interperformances) supported him with 13 points and 11 rebounds. Even 19 points and 6 rebounds by guard Martin Durchev (200-87) did not help to save the game for Tundja Yambol. Guard Stanislav Govedarov (185-80) added 17 points and 4 assists for the hosts. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Levski Sofia have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 7-1 record behind leader Lukoil Academik. Tundja Yambol at the other side dropped to the fourth place with four games lost. Levski Sofia's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Sofia Lukoil Academik.
Top scorers:
Tundja Yambol: M.Durchev 19+6reb+2ast, S.Govedarov 17+2reb+4ast, J.Ofoegbu 12+10reb, M.Jefferson 12+3reb+4ast, Z.Gocevski 9+2reb, S.Petkov 8+9reb
Levski Sofia: M.Hall 18+7reb+5ast, P.Ivanov 18+4reb+1ast, V.Evtimov 13+11reb+3ast, A.Harper 11+3reb+2ast, J.Eller 8+6reb+1ast, H.Dimitrov 5+3reb+3ast
gschID: 139954


Chernomorets - Balkan 71-81

The biggest surprise of round 8 was guest Balkan's (#6) road victory over Chernomorets (#7) 81-71 on Saturday evening. The game was mostly controlled by Balkan. Chernomorets managed to win third quarter 24-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Balkan dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Chernomorets' 28. The best player for the winners was guard Stanimir Marinov (191-91) who scored 19 points and 6 rebounds. Forward Emil Binev (198-91) chipped in a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds. Balkan's coach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Slovenian guard Dejan Dunovic (193-82, agency: Global Sports Plaza) produced 23 points and 6 rebounds and the former international forward Atanas Penev (195-85) added 17 points respectively for the hosts. Balkan maintains sixth position with 2-6 record. Chernomorets lost seventh consecutive game. They keep the seventh place with seven games lost. They share the position with Spartak Pleven. Balkan are looking forward to face bottom-ranked Spartak Pleven (#8) on the road in the next round. Chernomorets will play against Euroins Cherno More in Varna and is hoping to prove to their fans that they can break losing series.
Top scorers:
Chernomorets: D.Dunovic 23+6reb+2ast, A.Penev 17+1reb+3ast, D.Roshmanov 15+1reb, T.Zahariev 6+1reb, K.Pavlovski 5+9reb+1ast, K.Koev 5+5reb+1ast
Balkan: S.Marinov 19+6reb+3ast, E.Binev 14+10reb, D.Filipov 11+6reb+1ast, K.Raykov 9+5reb+1ast, J.Crawford 8+3reb+2ast, I.Martin 8+4reb+1ast
gschID: 139951


Cherno More - Rilski Sportist 75-81

Another exciting game was played in Varna between third ranked Rilski Sportist and one of their biggest challengers Euroins Cherno More where Rilski Sportist (5-3) beat Euroins Cherno More (4-4) on the road 81-75. Euroins Cherno More was ahead by 19 points after three quarters before a 34-9 charge of Rilski Sportist, which allowed them to win the game. They made 17-of-22 charity shots (77.3 percent) during the game. Rilski Sportist forced 27 Euroins Cherno More turnovers and had a 18-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. Euroins Cherno More was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. Serbian power forward Filip Vukosavljevic (205-83) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds. Serbian guard Branko Mirkovic (190-82, agency: Global Sports Plaza) contributed with 22 points and 5 assists for the winners. Power forward Aleksandr Yanev (203-90) replied with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 13 rebounds and forward Simeon Iliev (202-89, agency: Interperformances) added 16 points (perfect from the field making all six shots) in the effort for Euroins Cherno More. Euroins Cherno More's coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Rilski Sportist maintains third position with 5-3 record having just three points less than leader Lukoil Academik. Euroins Cherno More at the other side keeps the fourth place with four games lost. They share the position with Tundja Yambol. Rilski Sportist will play against Tundja Yambol (#5) at home in the next round. Euroins Cherno More will play against Chernomorets in Burgas and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Cherno More: A.Yanev 24+13reb+2ast, S.Iliev 16+3reb, P.Aleksiev 8+4reb+6ast, T.Zhelev 8+1reb+5ast, N.Kolev 6+2reb, M.Borisov 4+1reb
Rilski Sportist: B.Mirkovic 22+5ast, F.Vukosavljevic 17+11reb+3ast, S.Mijajlovic 11+5reb, A.Bilobrk 8+2reb, S.Vaklinov 8+4reb, A.Velikov 7+5reb
gschID: 139952




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


Bulgaria's men and women teams now know their opponents in the EuroBasket qualifications - by Christomir Rackov
After the draw for the qualification rounds of EuroBasket 2013 for men and women the Bulgarian national teams already know their opponents. The men team was lucky with its group, but we cant say that about the women.

The players of coach Rosen Barchovski will face Germany, Sweden, Azerbaijan and Luxembourg in group B. They were in the second seed of the draw.

The women's team will have a much harder task in its group D where the opponents will be Spain, Germany, Romania and Sweden. The Bulgarian team was in seed 3 of the draw.


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Harrison's 31-point game gives him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News
-year old forward Kale Harrison (196-F) put on an amazing game in the last round for league's best team Laurier and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 10.
He had the game-high 31 points adding four rebounds for Laurier in his team's victory, helping them to edge out Ottawa (#2, 3-4) 77-76. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. It allowed Laurier to consolidate first place in the league. They maintain perfect record without any lost game in the league. It's already very far into the season and Laurier keeps perfect 7 -0 record. In the team's last game Harrison had a remarkable 56.3% from 2-point range. He has many years of experience at Laurier, through which he has constantly improved. Kale Harrison averages this season 19.6ppg.

Second best performed player last round was Kevin Oliver (198-G) of Manitoba. He is a guard in his 2nd season at Manitoba. In the last game Oliver recorded impressive double-double of 19 points and 12 rebounds. Of course he lead Manitoba to another comfortable win 99-80 over the lower-ranked Winnipeg (#13, 2-6) being unquestionably team leader. This victory allowed Manitoba to move up to 7th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 4-4 record is not bad and everything may still change. Oliver is well-known at Manitoba and he already established his position as one of the team's leaders.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Mike Hull (198-F-87) of Laurentian (#5). Hull scored 21 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Despite Hull's great performance Laurentian lost 76-79 to slightly higher-ranked Guelph (#5, 4-3). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. Laurentian can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 2-5 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Hull he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Hull has individually a great season in Canada. After only 7 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 8.7rpg (9th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Kurtis Sansregret) of Manitoba - 21 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Willy Manigat (180-G) of Carleton - 21 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Mark Gibson (198-F) of Brock - 15 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Brayden Duff (193-F) of Winnipeg - 14 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Dan Penner (201-F) of Carleton - 22 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Anthony Ottley (196-F-91) of Windsor - 13 points and 11 rebounds
10. Richard Iheadindu) of York - 28 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists

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


CIS Round 11: Golden Hawks lose the game and top position - by Eurobasket News
There was no lack of interesting games this round. The round ended with change at the leadership position and extra overtimes.

There was a change at the CIS leadership position after last games. The most important game of round 11 took place in Ottawa, ON between two undefeated teams where Ravens beat Golden Hawks (7-1) 84-68 on Saturday night. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of Golden Hawks. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The game was mostly controlled by Ravens. Golden Hawks managed to win second period 23-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Ravens dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Golden Hawks' 26. It was a great evening for international forward Tyson Hinz (199-91) who led his team to a victory scoring 19 points. International guard Philip Scrubb (194-92) helped adding 21 points. Forward Maxwell Allin (193) responded with 12 points and 5 assists. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Undefeated Ravens (8-0) have an impressive series of eight victories in a row. They maintain first place with a perfect record of 8 victories in a row, which they share with Victoria. Golden Hawks at the other side still keep top position with one game lost. They share it with McMaster and Lakehead. They were replaced at the leadership position by Concordia. Golden Hawks will play next round against Warriors trying to make it back to the top of the standings. It will be a derby game for which supporters look forward to, where their team will face at home their local rival from Waterloo, ON - Warriors. Ravens will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game.

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 11: winless Queen's lost to Windsor on the opponent's court 56-74. Brock outscored Toronto Univ. in a home game 95-55. Ryerson recorded a loss to McMaster on the road 73-86. Western crushed RMC on its own court 94-53. Waterloo was smashed by Ottawa in Ottawa, ON 119-76. Winless York lost to Guelph at home 62-77.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 27 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists by Warren Ward of Ottawa.



Laurentian - Lakehead 95-99 OT

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Top scorers:
Laurentian: A.Ratte 28+5reb+5ast, M.Hull 18+8reb+1ast, E.Ducharme 14+1reb+1ast, I.Pasquale 14+5reb, M.Ramalho 9+1reb+2ast, G.Serresse 8+4reb+1ast
Lakehead: J.Jones 25, B.King 21, R.Thomson 16+10reb+2ast, G.Carter 11+8reb+2ast, Y.Salhia 10+8reb+1ast, V.Russel 10+5reb+3ast
gschID: 155704


Windsor - Queen''s 74-56

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams in Windsor, ON where bottom-ranked Golden Gaels (0-8) were defeated by seventh ranked Lancers (5-3) 74-56 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Lancers. Golden Gaels was better in third quarter 19-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Lancers dominated down low during the game scoring 48 of its points in the paint compared to Golden Gaels' 26. They outrebounded Golden Gaels 49-31 including 17 on the offensive glass. It was a great evening for international forward international forward Lien Phillip (203-89) (203-89) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 14 rebounds. Guard guard Josh Collins (186-90) (186-90) helped adding 15 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists. Lancers' coach Chris Oliver used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. International forward international forward Lien Phillip (203-89) (203-89) responded with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 14 rebounds and guard guard Josh Collins (186-90) (186-90) scored 15 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Lancers moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Guelph and UFV. Golden Gaels lost their eighth game in a row. They still closes the standings with eight games lost. Lancers will face higher ranked Marauders (#3) in Hamilton, ON in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
gschID: 155705


Brock - Toronto Univ. 95-55

There was a small surprise in St.Catharines, ON where fourth ranked Badgers (6-2) smashed 4th placed Blues (3-5) 95-55 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 6 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 8-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 95-55. Badgers forced 26 Blues turnovers. They shot the lights out from three sinking 13 long-distance shots on high 54.2 percentage. Badgers looked well-organized offensively handing out 30 assists comparing to just 12 passes made by Blues' players. It was a great evening for forward Mark Gibson (198) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds. American guard Jameson Tipping (196, college: W.Kentucky) helped adding 24 points. Center Andrew Wasik (201) responded with 16 points and 6 rebounds and guard Sean Nickel (196) scored 8 points and 9 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Badgers moved-up to second place, which they share with Alberta. Loser Blues dropped to the third position with five games lost. Badgers will face Gryphons (#5) in Guelph, ON in the next round.
Top scorers:
Toronto Univ.: A.Wasik 16+6reb, B.Garvin 8+2reb, S.Nickel 8+9reb+1ast, A.Hill 6+5reb+2ast, D.Laurin 5+4reb+1ast, D.Ankrah 4+2reb
Brock: J.Tipping 24+4reb+3ast, M.Gibson 20+10reb+3ast, T.Kasamba 15+4reb, D.Mukendi 7+7reb+2ast, J.Fleming 6+2reb, T.Davis 6+1reb+3ast
gschID: 155700


Carleton - Laurier 84-68

There was a change at the CIS leadership position after last games. The most important game of round 11 took place in Ottawa, ON between two undefeated teams where Ravens beat Golden Hawks (7-1) 84-68 on Saturday night. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of Golden Hawks. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The game was mostly controlled by Ravens. Golden Hawks managed to win second period 23-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Ravens dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Golden Hawks' 26. It was a great evening for international forward Tyson Hinz (199-91) who led his team to a victory scoring 19 points. International guard Philip Scrubb (194-92) helped adding 21 points. Forward Maxwell Allin (193) responded with 12 points and 5 assists and international forward Kale Harrison (196) scored 10 points and 7 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Ravens (8-0) have an impressive series of eight victories in a row. They maintain first place with a perfect record of 8 victories in a row, which they share with Victoria. Golden Hawks at the other side still keep top position with one game lost. They share it with McMaster and Lakehead. They were replaced at the leadership position by Concordia. Golden Hawks will play next round against Warriors trying to make it back to the top of the standings. It will be a derby game for which supporters look forward to, where their team will face at home their local rival from Waterloo, ON - Warriors. Ravens will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game.
Top scorers:
Laurier: C.Meschino 13+1reb, M.Allin 12+4reb+5ast, K.Harrison 10+7reb+3ast, T.Berry 9, S.Wanas 7+6reb, K.Enright 6+1reb+1ast
Carleton: P.Scrubb 21+1ast, T.Hinz 19+4reb+1ast, W.Manigat 11+5reb+5ast, K.Churchill 9+5reb, D.Penner 8+5reb, T.Scrubb 6+3reb
gschID: 155701


McMaster - Ryerson 86-73

There was a minor upset in Hamilton, ON where 3rd placed Rams (3-5) were defeated by third ranked Marauders (7-1) 86-73 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Marauders. Rams was better in third quarter 20-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Rams to just 6 points in second quarter. Marauders made 23-of-25 free shots (92.0 percent) during the game. They also forced 21 Rams turnovers. Strangely Rams outrebounded Marauders 46-33 including 33 on the defensive glass. It was a great evening for guard Victor Raso (193) who led his team to a victory scoring 23 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line). Center Taylor Black (201) helped adding 11 points. Marauders' coach used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. Naturalized Italian guard Luke Staniscia (193-88) responded with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 14 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) and international point guard Jahmal Jones (183-91) scored 15 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists. Four Rams players scored in double figures. The victory was the seventh consecutive win for Marauders. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Laurier and Lakehead. Loser Rams keep the third place with five games lost. Marauders will face Lancers (#6) in Windsor, ON in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game.
Top scorers:
Ryerson: L.Staniscia 22+14reb+1ast, J.Jones 15+6reb+8ast, J.Gauthier 14+10reb+1ast, O.Adegboruwa 10+4reb+2ast, J.Pryce 8+10reb+1ast, N.Stankovic 4+2reb
McMaster: V.Raso 23+6reb+5ast, T.Black 11+4reb+1ast, A.Presutti 11+2reb+1ast, N.Pelech 9+4reb+1ast, A.Redpath 8+1reb, C.Michaud 8+3reb+1ast
gschID: 155702


Western - RMC 94-53

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams in London, ON where eighth ranked Mustangs (3-5) outscored bottom-ranked RMC (0-8) 94-53 on Saturday. The game without a history. Mustangs 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 first quarter. Mustangs dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to RMC's 22. Mustangs forced 27 RMC turnovers and outrebounded them 40-16 including a 28-12 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a great evening for Jermaine Bernard who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 assists. Forward Peter Scholtes (196) helped adding 20 points and 7 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). Five Mustangs players scored in double figures. Mustangs' coach felt very confident that he used 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Guard Connor Duke (191) responded with 13 points and 6 rebounds and Nicholas Fowler scored 13 points and 4 steals. Mustangs moved-up to third place, which they share with 4 other teams. RMC lost their eighth game in a row. They still closes the standings with eight games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
RMC: C.Duke 13+6reb, N.Fowler 13+2reb+2ast, J.Byun 13+3ast, A.Lavoie 8+2reb+2ast, T.Boettcher 4+2reb, S.Hui 2+2reb+1ast
Western: P.Scholtes 20+7reb+1ast, J.Bernard 15+4reb+10ast, G.Morrow 13+7reb+1ast, Q.Henderson 12+3reb+1ast, R.Higgins 12+2reb+1ast, C.Drouin 10+7reb+2ast
gschID: 155703


Ottawa - Waterloo 119-76

There was no surprise in Ottawa, ON where 6th ranked Warriors (4-4) were outplayed by second ranked Gee-Gees (4-4) 119-76 on Saturday. The game without a history. Gee-Gees led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Warriors' 30. They outrebounded Warriors 34-19 including a 26-10 advantage in defensive rebounds. Gee-Gees shot the lights out from three sinking 14 long-distance shots on high 66.7 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. Warriors were plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a great evening for international guard Warren Ward (196-89) who led his team to a victory scoring 27 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Forward Gabriel Gonthier-Dubue (196) helped adding 17 points and 6 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). Five Gee-Gees players scored in double figures. Guard Wayne Bridge (188-90) responded with 14 points and 5 rebounds and guard Mike Wright (180-91) scored 14 points. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Gee-Gees maintains second place with 4-4 record having just 0 points less than leader Concordia, which they share with 4 other teams including defeated Warriors. Warriors lost their third game in a row. Gee-Gees will have a break next round. Warriors' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Waterloo, ON to the arena Golden Hawks.
Top scorers:
Waterloo: W.Bridge 14+5reb+1ast, M.Wright 14+1reb+2ast, C.McIntyre 10+2ast, J.Johnson 9+3reb, B.Smith 8+2reb, T.Stevenson 7+2reb+2ast
Ottawa: W.Ward 27+6reb+5ast, V.Gill 20+3reb+1ast, G.Gonthier-Dubue 17+6reb+3ast, M.L'Africain 14+2reb+6ast, J.Berhanemeskel 13+4reb+5ast, Y.Issayas 8+1reb+1ast
gschID: 155698


York - Guelph 62-77

No shocking result in a game in Toronto, ON where fifth ranked Gryphons (5-3) won against bottom-ranked Lions (0-8) 77-62 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Gryphons. Lions was better in third quarter 19-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Lions' 28. They outrebounded Lions 43-26 including a 19-7 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a great evening for guard Daniel McCarthy (188) who led his team to a victory scoring 23 points and 9 rebounds. Guard Kareem Malcolm (183) helped adding 23 points and 6 rebounds. Gryphons' coach Chris O'Rourke used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. Raheem Isaac responded with 17 points and Matthew Ziobrowski scored 10 points and 5 rebounds. Gryphons moved-up to fourth place, which they share with UFV and Windsor. Lions lost their eighth game in a row. They still closes the standings with eight games lost. Gryphons will face Badgers (#4) in St.Catharines, ON in the next round.
Top scorers:
York: R.Isaac 17+3reb+1ast, K.Buchanan 10+5reb+1ast, M.Ziobrowski 10+5reb+2ast, A.Rados 7+5reb+2ast, N.Tufegdzich 6+2reb+1ast, M.Noble-Mohamed 2+1reb
Guelph: D.McCarthy 23+9reb+1ast, K.Malcolm 23+6reb+2ast, Z.Angus 9+6reb+2ast, A.Bering 7+1reb, S.Wiredu 5+8reb, J.Beatty 4+3reb
gschID: 155699




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. Mackinnon, Victoria22.0 
 6. Barbeau, Western21.6 
 7. Baker, Alberta21.5 
 8. Yu, UBC21.3 
 9. Ward, Ottawa21.0 
 10. Dorsey, Cape Bre.20.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Lien PHILLIP
  Windsor
  (203-F-89)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Phillip, Windsor11.5 
 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. Staniscia, Ryerson8.9 
 9. Hull, Laurentian8.6 
 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. Kraus, Brock6.5 
 3. Yu, UBC6.0 
 4. Kanza Mata, Dalho.6.0 
 5. Helsby, Memorial5.8 
 6. Shepherd, Memorial5.8 
 7. Barrett, Saskatch.5.8 
 8. Bonhomme, Brandon5.8 
 9. Vernon, St.Franc.5.8 
 10. Collins, Windsor5.5 
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. Cooper, UPEI2.8 
 6. Carter, Lakehead2.8 
 7. Brown, UPEI2.8 
 8. Baker, Alberta2.8 
 9. Smith, TWU2.6 
 10. Collins, Windsor2.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Dominyc COWARD
  Lethbridge
  (198-F-)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Coward, Lethbridge1.8 
 2. Bains, UBC1.8 
 3. Thomas, St.Franc.1.8 
 4. Tufegdzich, York1.4 
 5. Glisic, Toronto Un.1.4 
 6. Andrews, Bishop''s1.3 
 7. Gibson, Brock1.3 
 8. Eyitayo, Concordia1.3 
 9. Klassen, Acadia1.2 
 10. Iko, Winnipeg1.1 


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 8-0 
 2. Ottawa 4-4 
 3. Ryerson 3-5 
 4. Toronto Univ. 3-5 
 5. Laurentian 2-6 
 6. Queen's 0-8 
 7. RMC 0-8 
 8. York 0-8 
OUA West
 1. Lakehead 7-1 
 2. Laurier 7-1 
 3. McMaster 7-1 
 4. Brock 6-2 
 5. Guelph 5-3 
 6. Windsor 5-3 
 7. Waterloo 4-4 
 8. Western 3-5 
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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Standings - CBA
CBA Standings
 1. Beijing Ducks 7-0 
 2. Zhejiang C. 4-1 
 3. Guandong ST 4-2 
 4. Guangsha L. 4-2 
 5. Liaoning H. 4-3 
 6. Xinjiang F.T. 3-2 
 7. Bayi Fubang 3-2 
 8. Jilin NE T. 3-4 
 9. DongGuan L. 3-4 
 10. Fujian XX 3-4 
 11. Shandong FB 3-4 
 12. Foshan 2-3 
 13. Shanxi Zh. 2-3 
 14. Shanghai S. 2-4 
 15. Jiangsu D. 2-5 
 16. Qingdao DS 2-5 
 17. TianJin R. 2-5 


Stats Leaders - CBA
Points Per Game
 Lester HUDSON
  Qingdao DS
  (191-G-84)
  Avg: 33.7
 1. Hudson, Qingdao DS33.7 
 2. Chandler, Guangsha.32.0 
 3. Mills, Xinjiang.30.5 
 4. Green, Foshan26.5 
 5. Martin, Jilin N.26.3 
 6. Gaines, Shanxi Zh.26.2 
 7. McDonald, Fujian X.25.9 
 8. Williams, Shanxi Z.25.8 
 9. Boone, Zhejiang C.25.3 
 10. Akognon, DongGua.24.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Othello HUNTER
  Shandong FB
  (203-F-86)
  Avg: 16.6
 1. Hunter, Shandong16.6 
 2. Gaines, Shanxi Zh.15.0 
 3. Harris, Shanghai S.14.8 
 4. Abbas, Fujian XX13.8 
 5. Harrison, TianJ.12.6 
 6. Randolph, DongGua.12.6 
 7. Chandler, Guangsha.12.6 
 8. Gadzuric, Jiang.12.5 
 9. Harvey, TianJin R.11.1 
 10. McDonald, Fujian11.1 
Assists Per Game
 Bateer MENGKE
  Xinjiang.
  (210-C-75)
  Avg: 8
 1. Mengke, Xinjiang.8.0 
 2. Daghles, Jilin N.7.7 
 3. Marbury, Beijing5.7 
 4. Hudson, Qingdao DS5.7 
 5. Anderson, Shandon.5.3 
 6. Collins, Jiangsu D.5.3 
 7. Zhang, Liaoning H.5.2 
 8. Smith, Zhejiang C.5.0 
 9. Brooks, Guandong4.5 
 10. Williams, Shanxi4.4 
Steals Per Game
 XueFeng HU
  Jiangsu D.
  (185-G-80)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Hu, Jiangsu D.3.5 
 2. Anderson, Shandon.3.4 
 3. Hudson, Qingdao DS3.1 
 4. Collins, Jiangsu D.2.8 
 5. Lee, Beijing Ducks2.6 
 6. Mills, Xinjiang.2.3 
 7. Zhang, Bayi Fubang2.3 
 8. Lin, Guangsha L.2.2 
 9. Zhang, Liaoning H.2.2 
 10. Johnson, Qingdao2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 ZhaoXu ZHANG
  Shanghai S.
  (221-C-87)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Zhang, Shanghai S.2.7 
 2. Gadzuric, Jiang.2.2 
 3. Xu, Bayi Fubang2.0 
 4. Douthit, Foshan1.6 
 5. Boone, Zhejiang C.1.5 
 6. Li, Liaoning H.1.4 
 7. Singleton, Guandon.1.3 
 8. Yi, Guandong ST1.3 
 9. Wang, Bayi Fubang1.3 
 10. Abbas, Fujian XX1.2 


Beijing Continues to Roll With Balance of Imports and Natives - by Arthur Volbert
Beijing won its seventh straight game with a 121-92 thumping of Shanxi. Randolph Morris had 26 points and 7 rebounds. Ji Zhe had 19 points and 12 rebounds. Zhai Xiaochuan had 19 points and 8 rebounds. Stephon Marbury had 19 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Zhu Yanxi had 15 points and 4 rebounds. Fang Shuo scored 10 points in 14 minutes. Beijing is winning with a balanced attack featuring two excellent imports and several emerging young native players, including two rookies. Charles Gaines had 31 points and 14 rebounds for Shanxi. Marcus Williams had 31 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists. No one else was in double figures. Duan Jianpeng led the scoring for native players with 7, missing all three three-pointers and having 5 turnovers.

Shavlik Randolph had 33 points and 19 rebounds as Dongguan defeated Shandong 100-94. Josh Akognon scored 30. Zhang Kai had 8 points and 11 rebounds. Gu Quan had 8 points and 4 rebounds. Qiu Biao and Feng Qi each scored 7. Allan Anderson had 46 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists for Shandong. Othello Hunter had 17 points and 23 rebounds. Tao Hanlin had 9 points and 6 rebounds. Sun Jie scored 5, hitting only 2 of 10 shots.

Will McDonald had 40 points and 8 rebounds as Fujian blasted Qingdao 120-96. Anthony Roberson had 23 points and 5 rebounds. Zaid Abbas had 16 points and 18 rebounds. Zhao Tailong scored 15 and Gong Songlin scored 13. Lester Hudson had 29 points and 8 assists for Qingdao. Sani Sakakini had 19 points and 11 rebounds. Li Gen had 10 points and 3 rebounds. Ivan Johnson had 9 points and 6 assists. Lv Yan scored 8.

Zhang Zhaoxu of Shanghai won the battle of China's best young seven-footers, outscoring Han Dejun of Liaoning 20-13 and outrebounding him 11-4. But Liaoning won the game 118-99. Rodney Carney led Liaoning with 27 points and 6 rebounds. Josh Powell had 24 points and 7 rebounds. Li Xiaoxu had 17 points and 8 rebounds. Zhang Qingpeng had 13 points and 13 assists. Guo Ailun had 11 points and 6 assists. Michael Harris had 20 points and 6 rebounds for Shanghai. Liu Wei had 16 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Ryan Forehan-Kelly had 15 points and 8 rebounds. Peng Fei scored 15.

Bayi edged Jiangsu in overtime 99-97. Xu Zhonghao had 25 points, 11 rebounds and 3 blocks and is also an outstanding young Chinese seven-footer. Han Shuo had 24 points and 6 rebounds. Wang Lei had 12 points and 7 rebounds. Delehei had 11 points and 6 rebounds. Zhang Bo had 10 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Wang Zhizhi played 14 minutes and scored 2 points. Dan Gadzuric had 30 points and 21 rebounds for Jiangsu. Meng Da scored 16. Yi Li had 10 points, 4 rebounds and 6 steals. #1, a new import who is likely guard Marcus Williams, had 13 points and 4 rebounds. Wang Junjie had 8 points and 7 rebounds. Hu Xuefeng scored 7.

Patrick Mills had 42 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals as Xinjiang defeated Tianjin 121-108. Xu Guozhong scored 29. Mengke Bateer had 19 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists. Xirelijiang had 10 points and 4 rebounds. Kenyon Martin had 5 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists in 12 minutes. Donnell Harvey had 22 points and 15 rebounds for Tianjin. Xu Guijun had 21 points and 8 rebounds. Rony Fahed had 18 points and 4 rebounds. Shen Tujun scored 15. David Harrison had 11 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists. Zhang Nan scored 9 and Zhang Ji had 8.

Zhejiang Guangsha defeated Jilin 109-89. Wilson Chandler had 20 points and 4 rebounds. Peter John Ramos had 17 points and 15 rebounds. Jin Lipeng scored 18. Zhang Wei scored 13. Lin Chih-Chieh and Wang Bo each scored 10. Lu Wei scored 25 for Jilin. Cartier Martin had 23 points and 4 rebounds. Zhang Biao had 12 points and 7 rebounds. Jameel Watkins had 9 points and 5 rebounds. Osama Daghlas had 9 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists and 9 steals.



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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. Simovic, Kvarner16.8 
 6. Mrva, Jolly16.8 
 7. Sarlija, Borik16.0 
 8. Sobin, KK Split14.4 
 9. Vrbanc, Zadar14.1 
 10. Kruslin, Zabok14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Teo SIMOVIC
  Kvarner .
  (205-C-84)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Simovic, Kvarner7.7 
 2. Radic, Zadar7.6 
 3. Cakarun, Borik7.3 
 4. Poscic, Svjetlost7.3 
 5. Kastropil, Zadar7.3 
 6. Ridl, Darda7.1 
 7. Peraica, Darda6.9 
 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. Subotic, KK Split3.8 
 6. Mimica, 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. Panduric, Darda1.9 
 5. Surina, Kvarner1.8 
 6. Zivkovic, Svjetlost1.8 
 7. Blazevic, Borik1.8 
 8. Ridl, Darda1.7 
 9. Katic, KK Split1.7 
 10. Salamun, Kvarner1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Zeljko ZUPIC
  Alkar Sinj
  (205-F-81)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Zupic, Alkar Sinj1.4 
 2. Sarlija, Borik1.2 
 3. Vukovic, KK Split1.0 
 4. Ridl, Darda1.0 
 5. Kastropil, Zadar0.9 
 6. Cakarun, Borik0.9 
 7. Sobin, KK Split0.9 
 8. Curkovic, Alkar Si.0.7 
 9. Gaurina, Alkar Sinj0.7 
 10. Buva, Krizevci0.6 


Tomeljak's 32-point game gives him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News
32-year old guard Ivan Tomeljak (194-G-79) put on an amazing game in the last round for Svjetlost and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 9.
He had the game-high 32 points adding three rebounds and nine assists for Svjetlost in his team's victory, helping them to edge out Zabok (#3, 5-3) 85-83. Svjetlost is placed at 6th position in league. Svjetlost is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 4-4 record. In the team's last game Tomeljak had a remarkable 90.9% from 2-point range. He turned to be Svjetlost's top player in his first season with the team. Tomeljak has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (4th best: 17.5ppg), assists (2nd best: 6.6apg) and averages solid 55.1% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Ivica Radic (207-F-90) of Zadar. He is former international forward in his first season at Zadar. In the last game Radic recorded impressive double-double of 19 points and 12 rebounds. Of course he lead Zadar to another comfortable win outscoring the lower-ranked Dubrovnik (#11, 1-7) 101-64. This victory allowed Zadar to move up to 4th position in the standings. His team's 5-3 record is not bad at all. Radic is a newcomer at Zadar and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to guard Ronald Ross (188-G-83) of Jolly JBS (#7). Ross scored 25 points and grabbed six rebounds. He was a key player of Jolly, leading his team to a 88-69 easy win against the higher-ranked KK Split (#1, 6-2). Jolly needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 4 victories and 4 lost games. Ross has a great season in Croatia. After only 8 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 18.5ppg (3rd best) and assists with 4.1apg (3rd best). He also has 3.6spg and and 3PT: 45.8%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Josip Sobin (203-G/F-89) of KK Split - 18 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Luka Zitko (201-F-81) of Krizevci - 24 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists
6. Marino Sarlija (207-F/C-89) of Borik - 17 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists
7. Mate Mrva (195-F-83) of Jolly - 18 points, 12 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Franjo Bubalo (194-G/F-88) of Alkar Sinj - 20 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists
9. Mato Peraica (203-C-81) of Darda - 17 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Matija Poscic (207-C-85) of Svjetlost - 16 points and 9 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)


Alkar returns Slavko Modric - by Eurobasket News
Slavko Modric (203-F/G-84) is back to Alkar. The player signed a deal for rest of the season. He had 8.3 ppg and 2.5 rpg for 16 games last season. Modric joined the club in 2003 from Split. He helped Alkar to win A2 league, Group South title. In the past, Modric was a member of Split, but he had very limited playing time. Slavko Modric played for the Croatian U20 and U18 NT in the past. Modric already played for Alkar yesterday. He got 7 minutes against Krizevci. Alkar won that game in OT 92-87.

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Standings - Division A
Division A Standings
 1. Keravnos 8-0 
 2. Etha 5-2 
 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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Stats Leaders - NBL
Points Per Game
 Keaton GRANT
  Levice
  (193-G-86)
  Avg: 20.4
 1. Grant, Levice20.4 
 2. Sedmak, USK Praha19.6 
 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 Praha16.7 
 9. Longmire, Usti n.15.9 
 10. Wilson, CEZ N.15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Stanislav VOTROUBEK
  USK P.
  (212-C-81)
  Avg: 9.4
 1. Votroubek, USK P.9.4 
 2. Naymick, CEZ N.9.2 
 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 Ostrava6.8 
 9. Blazek, B&W Opava6.4 
 10. Hruby, Usti n.6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Michal SOTNAR
  USK Praha
  (189-PG-92)
  Avg: 4.9
 1. Sotnar, USK Praha4.9 
 2. Barnes, BC Kolin4.9 
 3. Vrubl, Plzen4.8 
 4. Wright, Chomutov4.6 
 5. George, Svitavy3.9 
 6. Lawrence, CEZ N.3.5 
 7. Bridgewaters, Inte.3.3 
 8. McFadden, Usti n.3.3 
 9. Ames, BC Kolin3.1 
 10. Boyer, BK Decin3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Radim KLECKA
  B&W Opava
  (190-G-90)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Klecka, B&W Opava2.7 
 2. Pumprla, CEZ N.2.6 
 3. Wright, Chomutov2.4 
 4. McFadden, Usti n.2.2 
 5. Sirina, B&W Opava2.1 
 6. Ames, BC Kolin2.0 
 7. Grant, Levice2.0 
 8. Lowery, Chomutov1.8 
 9. Inge, NH Ostrava1.8 
 10. Hruban, USK Praha1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 James HUGHES
  NH Ostrava
  (211-C-83)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Hughes, NH Ostrava1.7 
 2. Gadri-N., BK Prost.1.7 
 3. Naymick, CEZ N.1.3 
 4. Grant, Levice1.3 
 5. Miklosik, B&W O.1.2 
 6. Meno, Svitavy1.1 
 7. Henderson, Levice0.8 
 8. Spralja, CEZ N.0.8 
 9. Houska, BK Decin0.7 
 10. Mroz, Svitavy0.7 


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Saturday's games - by Eurobasket News
Sioux Falls S. - Los Angeles D. 92-94
While Skyforce coach Mo McHone thinks his team got better this weekend, its record got worse and its lineup is likely to follow suit. Sioux Falls had two shots to tie in the final 8 seconds Saturday - one at the line and one from the field - only to miss both and drop a 94-92 decision to the Los Angeles D-Fenders in NBA D-League play before a crowd of 2,443 at the Arena. The contest was soundly uneven, one team scoring in the teens in every quarter. In that regard, it was sort of fitting that the Force had an opportunity to salvage a series split after trailing by 18 in the first quarter and by nine with less than 2 minutes left. 'This is a very competitive, hard, strong team - bigger and stronger than we were,' McHone said of the D-Fenders. 'That part of it, I thought we met the challenge tonight. All we had to do is get lucky and make the shot.' Point guard Gabe Pruitt (6'4''-G-86, college: USC) had a chance to tie from the foul line with 7.9 seconds left, only to have his second attempt rattle out. Then, off guard Casey Mitchell - who finished with 20 points - missed a contested, flailing jumper off the dribble as time expired, the spot-up shooter forced to put the ball on the deck. Sioux Falls (1-3) lost despite shooting 50 percent from the field and allowing just 36.5 percent. How? By finishing minus-6 in turnover margin - allowing 27 points off 20 giveaways - and giving up 17 offensive rebounds. The D-Fenders (4-2) got off 12 more attempts from the field and outscored Sioux Falls 33-24 from the foul line. Center Brandon Costner, a big man with a soft touch, led the way with a game-high 32 points with four 3-pointers - three of those in the final frame. Costner and Elijah Millsap (6'6''-G-87, agency: Interperformances, college: UAB) combined for 26 in the first quarter in what played out like a continuation of Friday's lopsided affair. While the Skyforce recovered to take a brief lead late in the second quarter, the lifeless start set a bad tone. 'In the second half, we had the intensity,' said Sioux Falls forward Charles Garcia, who had 20 points. 'We've got to start out the game with that. If we start out the game with that, we could have won.' (Page 2 of 2) To be clear, the Force was up-and-down in the second half, too, converting just two field goals in the third quarter. That offset the fact that they allowed just three baskets in the second quarter. More examples: L.A. had three 3-pointers through three quarters and four in the fourth. Pruitt had four fouls and three points through three quarters. He and two other Skyforce starters - Greg Stiemsma and Anthony Mason - tallied more points in the fourth quarter than they did in the first three. 'The ebb and flow of the game was kind of weird,' McHone admitted. 'It looked like we were out of it at the end and the next thing you know we've got a chance to win.' There's no telling when that will happen again as the Sioux Falls roster could lose 4-5 players this week with NBA training camps set to open next Friday. Media reports indicate NBA teams can contact free agents beginning Monday. 'We're going to have to make some moves - I really don't know,' McHone said. 'The (available player) pool is so bad, the pool is so weak that if we lose four guys and I have to go to the pool to get four guys - I just don't know what we're going to do.' *Courtesy of www.argusleader.com

Iowa E. - Erie Bay H. 112-108
The Erie BayHawks dropped their third game of the season, losing to the Iowa Energy 112-108 at Wells Fargo Arena late Saturday. Donald Sloan (6'3''-G-88, college: Texas A&M) led the BayHawks (1-3) with 29 points, while teammate Chris Daniels had 14 points and 10 rebounds. Energy (3-2) forward Ehambe Moses Randall (6'6''-G/F-86, college: ORU) scored a game-high 31 points. Erie meets Iowa again Sunday. *Courtesy of www.goerie.com

Canton C. - Texas L. 108-87
The halftime hangover was rearing its ugly head again. The Charge watched their eight-point lead at the intermission drop to two in just more than a minute. They needed an answer, and much to head coach Alex Jensen's delight, it came on the defensive end. The Charge responded with nine straight defensive stops to regain control and roll over the Texas Legends for a 108-87 victory. A crowd of 3,213 inside Memorial Civic Center gave the Charge a standing ovation as the final seconds ticked off in their first NBA Development League win. 'It's a step forward, and we have many more to take,' said Jensen, who picked up his first career win. '... There have been a lot of time and effort put into it. I'm happy for everyone involved. I think it's the city's and Cavalier organization's (win) as much as anybody's.' Slow starts in the third quarter plagued the Charge their first two games. When an ugly turnover on an inbounds pass led to a breakaway basket for Dominique Johnson on Saturday night, the Charge's lead was down to 53-51 and Jensen was calling timeout with 10:55 left in the third. The Legends had a chance to take the lead after a 3-point miss for Canton, but Tyrone Kent came up with a steal that led to two Tyrell Biggs (6'8''-F-86, college: Pittsburgh) free throws, starting a 13-0 Canton run over the next four minutes. 'That was a great job by coach calling that timeout, and reiterating, Look, we've been through this already. Let's not do this again. Let's get this back on track,' ' Charge point guard Keith McLeod said. There was a lot to like from the Charge on this night. There was balanced offense with better ball movement and rhythm. After a quiet start to the season, Kent responded with 16 points, 15 in the first half. 'The thing I'm happiest with him is the job he did (defensively) on Johnson,' Jensen said, referring to the eight points on 4-of-15 shooting from Johnson on Saturday after going for 24 points on Friday. 'He never got comfortable tonight.' Biggs backed up his 29-point effort in Friday's loss to Texas with 24 points on Saturday. He shot 22-of-37 from the field for the weekend. Marcus Relphorde scored 17 points, while Travis Franklin went for 18 after an 0-for Friday. McLeod added 12 points and eight assists as the Charge shot 53.8 percent from the field. 'We just played hard,' McLeod said. 'Even if guys made mistakes, we just made up for it with effort. We helped each other out.' Aided by the presence of Dante Milligan, a 6-foot-9 forward acquired Friday, the Charge cleaned up on the boards and defended the paint better than they had in their first two games. Milligan went for eight points and seven rebounds in his Charge debut. Biggs grabbed nine boards. The Charge outrebounded Texas, 45-36, and limited the Legends to 38.6 percent shooting. 'You look at the stats, that's exactly what we teach,' Jensen said. Also helping Canton was 6-11 Jamal Sampson (ankle) missing his second straight game for Texas, and 6-11 Matt Rogers leaving with an injury in the first half. Booker Woodfox led Texas (1-3) with 23 points. *Courtesy of www.cantonrep.com

Tulsa 66ers - Austin T. 109-96
One night after the Austin Toros handed Tulsa its first loss of the season, the 66ers returned the favor to their NBA Development League Western Conference rivals. Using stellar second-half defense and a double-double from former Oral Roberts player Marcus Lewis (6'8''-F/C-86, college: ORU), Tulsa notched a 109-96 win over the Toros in the home opener inside the Tulsa Convention Center. The win was the first home-opening win in Tulsa franchise history as the 66ers had dropped their previous six home openers. After allowing Austin (2-1) to score 61 points in the opening half, Tulsa (4-1) limited the Toros to just 35 after the break. Tulsa also owned a 48-28 advantage in rebounding while forcing 17 turnovers. 'We've been a good defensive team all year and we couldn't accept giving up 61 points in the first half,' said Tulsa head coach Nate Tibbetts. 'I thought our guys really stepped up in the second half.' Tulsa used its defense to frustrate the Toros and open up a seven-point lead at the end of the third quarter, then started the final period on a 15-4 run to take complete control of the contest. Tulsa would lead by as many as 19 in the fourth quarter. One night after being limited by the Toros to just eight points, Lewis exploded for 22 points and 12 rebounds to pace the 66er attack. It was the third double-double in five games for Lewis and represented his season high in points. 'Last night was the first time that I have seen Marcus frustrated, but I thought he really bounced back tonight,' Tibbetts said. Lewis was one of five Tulsa players to finish in double-digit scoring, with guards Jerome Dyson scoring 19 and Dwight Buycks coming off the bench to add 18. Austin opened the game on fire, hitting 10 of its first 12 shots, including 5-of-6 from 3-point range, as the Toros opened up a 15-point lead midway through the period. Tulsa would slowly chip away at the Austin advantage, pulling within 11 at the end of the first quarter and finally taking the lead on a jumper by Buycks with 2:23 to play before intermission. The 66ers would take a 63-61 edge into the locker room as Lewis connected on an acrobatic shot with 9.3 seconds left in the quarter. *Courtesy of www.tulsaworld.com

Maine RC - Springfield A. 104-112
Sometimes it's easy to pick out the turning point in a game, the one play or moment that determined its outcome. Other times it's a whole lot of things. Such was the case Saturday night when the Maine Red Claws lost their home opener 112-107 to the Springfield Armor before the usual sellout crowd of 3,042 at the Portland Expo. In dropping to 0-3, the Red Claws were outscored by 10 points in the final quarter as the Armor took control with a 15-3 run midway through. During that stretch, the Red Claws missed five shots and turned the ball over twice. 'It's a combination of a lot of things,' said Dave Leitao, the first-year coach of the Red Claws. 'I wish I could just pinpoint one item, one section. But the game is a by-product of a lot of plays. 'After we got up by six, they came out of a timeout and got a couple of easy baskets and that was our defense. And the defense at times affects offense and vice versa.' Springfield improved to 2-1, both wins against Maine. As they have in each game, the Red Claws lost the turnover game, committing 20 to Springfield's 13. The Armor's pressure defense in the fourth quarter, which forced the Red Claws out of their comfort zone, was a key factor in the result. 'We looked timid to make plays at times,' said Kenny Hayes, Maine's point guard. 'It's like we didn't realize we had control of the game.' It was 93-86 Maine with 7:38 left after Durrell Summers hit two foul shots. L.D. Williams hit a 3-pointer to cut it to 93-89. Springfield took the lead when Dennis Horner first scored inside on a loose ball layup, then followed that with a 3-pointer from way beyond the top of the key. That made the score 94-93 with 5:32 left. After a Red Claws miss, Jerry Smith (12 of his 18 in the fourth) hit a 3-pointer, then intercepted a harried Summers pass and went in for a dunk that made it 99-93. Smith later hit another 3-pointer with 2:44 left that made it 104-97. 'They made plays,' said Hayes, who had 20 points. 'That's what veteran teams do.' The home opener featured 15 ties and 15 lead changes. Maine played well in spurts, but Springfield kept its composure. 'We just talk about playing consistently,' said Bob MacKinnon, Springfield's coach. 'There's going to be runs that every team goes on. We just try to be consistent in what we do and play our best.' Chris Wright (6'8''-F-88, college: Dayton) led the Red Claws with 27 points, Summers had 21, Hayes 20 and Justin Brownlee 13, including six in a row early in the fourth. 'We've got to continue to work and come back in less than 24 hours and play a team (Fort Wayne) that's undefeated and is very, very good,' said Leitao. 'It will test our grit and our mental focus. That's what this league is about anyway.' *Courtesy of www.pressherald.com




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


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Cameron JONES
  Ft.Wayne MA
  (193-G-89)
  Avg: 26
 1. Jones, Ft.Wayne MA26.0 
 2. Sloan, Erie Bay H.25.8 
 3. Ahearn, Reno B.25.0 
 4. Garcia, Sioux F.24.8 
 5. Moses Randal., Iow.23.2 
 6. Famous, Iowa E.22.8 
 7. Dentmon, Austin T.22.7 
 8. Costner, Los A.22.7 
 9. Millsap, Los A.22.5 
 10. Biggs, Canton C.22.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jamal SAMPSON
  Texas L.
  (210-F/C-83)
  Avg: 15
 1. Sampson, Texas L.15.0 
 2. Famous, Iowa E.13.2 
 3. Butch, Bakersfi.11.7 
 4. Lewis, Tulsa 66ers11.6 
 5. Daniels, Erie B.11.0 
 6. Stiemsma, Sioux F.10.8 
 7. Wright, Maine RC10.0 
 8. Thomas, Austin T.10.0 
 9. Foote, Springfield9.5 
 10. Smith, Ft.Wayne9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Walker RUSSELL
  Ft.Wayne.
  (183-G-82)
  Avg: 13
 1. Russell, Ft.Wayne.13.0 
 2. Cooksey, Texas L.9.0 
 3. Sloan, Erie Bay H.8.8 
 4. Ewing, Iowa E.7.2 
 5. Ahearn, Reno B.7.0 
 6. Tinsley, Los A.6.8 
 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: 4
 1. Millsap, Los A.4.0 
 2. Harris, Rio G.2.8 
 3. Franklin, Canton C.2.5 
 4. Fortson, Los A.2.5 
 5. Thompson, Erie B.2.3 
 6. Tinsley, Los A.2.3 
 7. Hamilton, Los A.2.3 
 8. Jackson, Ft.Wayne.2.0 
 9. Dentmon, Austin T.2.0 
 10. Galloway, Idaho S.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Gregory STIEMSMA
  Sioux F.
  (211-C-85)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Stiemsma, Sioux F.4.5 
 2. Foster, Idaho S.4.0 
 3. Major, Bakersfi.3.0 
 4. Daniels, Erie B.2.3 
 5. Thompson, Erie B.2.3 
 6. Okwandu, Rio G.2.0 
 7. Coleman, Rio G.2.0 
 8. Rogers, Texas L.2.0 
 9. Gladness, Dakota1.8 
 10. Dove, Dakota W.1.8 


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  EBA   


Beltway Bombers vs Bay Area Schuckers - by Calvin Brown
The Beltway Bombers started the game hot and continued through the game in rout to a 151 to 117 victory over the Bay Area Schuckers last night at Riverdale Baptist High school in Upper Marlboro Maryland. The Bombers were led by forward Jamaal Wise with 31 points, and 11 rebounds. Wise said after the game ' they have to respect my jumper now' as he made several outside shots drawing the opposing big man away from the basket. Joe (Jo Jo) Flegler was exceptional at the point position scoring 24 points and dishing out a game high 10 assists and 4 steals. The Bobmers got help from the crowd favorite, Derrick Payne, who chiped in with 18 points and 6 rebounds. Comontae Griffin 17 points, Rogers Barnes 15 points, Ed Jones 14 points, Darren Lee and Wate Flowers had 11 points each rounded out the double diget scoring for the Bombers. The Schuckers were led by Kevin Green with 24 points and 11 rebounds. Terry Hosley 18 points, Mike Mchen 15 points, Derek Savage 14 points and Briane Roik 12 points contributed to the Schuckers scoring. The very excited crowd was treated to a very high scoring afair, but defense was lacking from both teams. The Bombers travel to the home of the defending champions, the Tru Hope Trailblazer, on Sunday Afternoon and they will have to bring their A-game if they hope to stay undefeated.

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KML round 11 best performance: Kaspars Cipruss - by Eurobasket News
Latvian center Kaspars Cipruss (210-C-82, agency: Interperformances) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Tarvas, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 11.
The 29-year old player had a double-double of 20 points and 10 rebounds, while his team outclassed TTU/Kalev (#5, 4-6) with 40-point margin 98-58. Tarvas maintains the 3rd position in Estonian KML. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Tarvas will need more victories to improve their 7-3 record. Cipruss turned to be Tarvas' top player in his first season with the team. Kaspars Cipruss has solid league stats. He is in league's top in points (5th best: 15.5ppg) and averages impressive 67.5% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was young former international guard Rain Veideman (192-G-91) of league's leader Tartu Ulikool. Veideman had a very good evening with 25 points and 6 rebounds. Bad luck as Tartu Ulikool was edged by slightly lower-ranked Kalev/Cramo (#2, 8-1) 89-87. It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Tartu Ulikool still maintains its place as the top team in the standings, even despite this loss. His team belongs to top of the standings with 9-1 record and is considered one of the main candidates for the league title. Veideman is well-known at Tartu Ulikool and is a proven leader in his second season with the team. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 16.2ppg (#2).

Third on the list of top players last round was another Tarvas' star - former international center Reinar Hallik (208-C-84). Hallik showcased his all-around game by recording 22 points, six rebounds and four assists in the last round. He was another key player of Tarvas, helping his team with a 98-58 easy win against slightly lower-ranked TTU/Kalev (#5, 4-6). Tarvas needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 7 victories and 3 lost games. Hallik has a great season in Estonia. After 10 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 14.0ppg (8th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Bill Amis (205-F-87) of Tartu Ulikool - 23 points and 6 rebounds
5. Sven Kaldre (197-G/F-91) of Rapla - 21 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Rain Veideman (192-G-91) of Tartu Ulikool - 19 points, 2 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Kristo Saage (184-G-85) of Tartu Ulikool - 26 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Gregor Arbet (194-F/G-83) of Kalev/Cramo - 19 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Janar Soo (199-G/F-91) of Rapla - 20 points and 5 rebounds
10. Mooses Kaja (195-F-88) of TTU/Kalev - 9 points and 7 rebounds

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


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


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Illimar PILK
  TT.
  (195-F-88)
  Avg: 18.5
 1. Pilk, TT.18.5 
 2. Veideman, Tartu U.16.2 
 3. Soo, Rapla15.7 
 4. Cipruss, Tarvas15.5 
 5. Raley-Ross, Tln K.15.4 
 6. Raadik, Parnu15.4 
 7. Raap, Parnu14.9 
 8. Hallik, Tarvas14.0 
 9. Arnold, TT.13.5 
 10. Laane, Rapla12.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kaspars CIPRUSS
  Tarvas
  (210-C-82)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Cipruss, Tarvas10.2 
 2. Arnold, TT.9.7 
 3. Adedeji, Va.8.8 
 4. Ringmets, Rapla8.2 
 5. Fedortchuk, Tln K.7.9 
 6. Amis, Tartu Ulikool7.8 
 7. Cricelli, Va.7.6 
 8. Raadik, Tartu Ulik.7.0 
 9. Hamarsalu, Parnu6.9 
 10. Allingu, Tartu U.6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Edgars CUNDA
  Va.
  (196-G-84)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Cunda, Va.4.5 
 2. Kriisa, Tarvas3.8 
 3. Dorbek, Tarvas3.5 
 4. Laane, Rapla3.5 
 5. Pilk, TT.3.5 
 6. Raap, Parnu3.4 
 7. Keedus, TT.3.3 
 8. Karner, Parnu3.2 
 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. Dorbek, Tarvas2.3 
 3. Karner, Parnu2.3 
 4. Laane, Rapla2.1 
 5. Leppik, Tartu Ulik.2.1 
 6. Kaldre, Rapla2.1 
 7. Saage, Tartu Uliko.2.0 
 8. Raley-Ross, Tln K.1.9 
 9. Raap, Parnu1.7 
 10. Umbrasko, Tarvas1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Bamba FALL
  Kalev/Cramo
  (216-C-86)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Fall, Kalev/Cramo2.1 
 2. Amis, Tartu Ulikool1.5 
 3. Fedortchuk, Tln K.1.4 
 4. Adedeji, Va.1.0 
 5. Varbanov, Kalev/Cr.0.9 
 6. Raadik, Parnu0.9 
 7. Raadik, Tartu Ulik.0.8 
 8. Eichfuss, Tartu U.0.7 
 9. Toome, Kalev/Cramo0.7 
 10. Koolman, Va.0.6 


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Caja Laboral land Vladimir Golubovic - by Eurobasket News
Caja Laboral deepened their frontcourt. They agreed on terms of contract with Vladimir Golubovic (213-C-86). The deal is meant for two months. Vladimir Golubovic has just parted ways with Azovmash Mariupol. The Montenegrin centre joined the Ukrainian powerhouse at the start of the season. He tallied 7.4 points, 4.4 boards and 2.0 blocks per game in VTB League. In EuroCup he posted 2 points and 8 rebounds in one game played. Vladimir Golubovic also notched 7.9 points, 4.1 rebounds per Superleague appearance. Last season Vladimir Golubovic spent in Turkey. He played for Banvit. His stats read 11.0 points and 6.3 boards in EuroCup. In TBL he averaged 10.2 points and 5.1 rebounds. Previously Vladimir Golubovic had stints in Slovenia and Serbia. Eurobasket.com named the centre All-Slovenian League Bosman Player of the Year in 2009.

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EuroBasket 2013 Qualifying Round Draw results - by Eurobasket News
EuroBasket 2013 Qualifying Round Draw took place in Freising, Germany tonight. 31 teams have been drawn into six groups. The top two teams from each group will qualify directly at EuroBasket. Four best third placed teams will join them in the tournament to be played in Slovenia.
Spain, France, Russia, FYR Macedonia, Lithuania, Greece, Great Britain and Slovenia have already qualified for the tournament.
These are the Qualifying Groups:

Group A: Serbia, Israel, Estonia, Slovak Republic, Montenegro, Iceland
Group B: Germany, Bulgaria, Azerbaijan, Luxembourg, Sweden
Group C: Croatia, Ukraine, Austria, Cyprus, Hungary
Group D: Georgia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Netherlands, Romania, Latvia
Group E: Finland, Poland, Switzerland, Albania, Belgium
Group F: Turkey, Italy, Czech Republic, Belarus, Portugal.


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  EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS U16   


European Championship 2012 Draw Completed - by Eurobasket News
U16 European Championship Draw has been completed today in Freising, Germany.

Division A will take place in Latvia and Lithuania on July 19-29

Group A: Turkey, Italy, Croatia, England
Group B: Russia, Latvia, Spain, Ukraine
Group C: Lithuania, Germany, Serbia, Slovenia
Group D: Poland, Czech Republic, France and Greece

Division B will be played in Romania on July 19-29

Group A: Israel, Luxembourg, Finland, Sweden, Belarus
Group B: Bulgaria, Slovak Republic, Denmark, Belgium, FYR Macedonia
Group C: Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Romania, Estonia
Group D: Hungary, Switzerland, Netherlands, Portugal, Austria and Norway

Division C

Group A: Monaco, Wales, Malta, San Marino
Group B: Gibraltar, Scotland and Andorra.


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  EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS U18   


European Championship 2012 Draw Completed - by Eurobasket News
U18 European Championship Draw has been completed today in Freising, Germany.

Division A will take place in Latvia and Lithuania on Aug. 9-19

Group A: Ukraine, Germany, Spain, Serbia
Group B: Denmark, Greece, Lithuania, Italy
Group C: Latvia, Bulgaria, Turkey, France
Group D: Slovenia, Poland, Croatia and Russia

Division B will be played in Bosnia and Herzegovina on Aug. 9-19

Group A: Hungary, Belarus, England, Israel, Romania, Scotland
Group B: Slovak Republic, Austria, Luxembourg, Czech Republic, Estonia
Group C: Switzerland, Norway, Finland, Montenegro, Sweden, Iceland
Group D: Georgia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Portugal, Netherlands, Belgium.


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  EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS U20   


European Championship 2012 Draw Completed - by Eurobasket News
U20 European Championship Draw has been completed today in Freising, Germany.

Division A will take place in Slovenia on July 12-22

Group A: France, Serbia, Montenegro, Germany
Group B: Greece, Russia, Estonia, Ukraine
Group C: Turkey, Latvia, Georgia, Spain
Group D: Slovenia, Lithuania, Sweden and Italy

Division B will be played in Bulgaria on July 12-22

Group A: Slovak Republic, Israel, Bulgaria, Austria
Group B: Luxembourg, Belgium, Poland, Netherlands, FYR Macedonia
Group C: Denmark, Great Britain, Croatia, Belarus, Portugal
Group D: Hungary, Finland, Czech Republic and Switzerland.


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  FINLAND   


Standings - Korisliiga
Korisliiga Standings
 1. Kataja 13-3 
 2. Nilan Bisons 10-4 
 3. Kauhajoki 10-6 
 4. Pyrinto 9-4 
 5. ToPo 9-6 
 6. LrNMKY 7-8 
 7. Kouvot 7-8 
 8. Korihait 7-9 
 9. Salon Vilpas 5-10 
 10. KTP 4-11 
 11. Namika Lahti 2-14 


Stats Leaders - Korisliiga
Points Per Game
 Martin ZENO
  Nilan Bisons
  (196-G-85)
  Avg: 22.1
 1. Zeno, Nilan Bisons22.1 
 2. Blue, KTP20.9 
 3. Holloway, Salon V.20.7 
 4. Beidler, Kauhajoki19.8 
 5. Newson, Kataja19.3 
 6. Brooks, Namika L.18.6 
 7. Williams, Pyrinto18.3 
 8. Ivey, Nilan Bisons18.2 
 9. Tiedeman, LrNM.18.0 
 10. Hamm, LrNM.17.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 John FIELDS
  Salon Vilpas
  (205-F-88)
  Avg: 14.1
 1. Fields, Salon Vilp.14.1 
 2. Blue, KTP11.2 
 3. Beidler, Kauhajoki9.4 
 4. Newson, Kataja9.1 
 5. Williams, Pyrinto8.8 
 6. Hairston, Salon V.8.7 
 7. McDade, Nilan B.8.7 
 8. Zeno, Nilan Bisons8.3 
 9. Nikkila, Pyrinto8.1 
 10. Davis, KTP7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Damon WILLIAMS
  Pyrinto
  (201-F-73)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Williams, Pyrinto4.8 
 2. Virtanen, Kataja4.7 
 3. Ivey, Nilan Bisons4.5 
 4. Walker, Kataja4.2 
 5. Hannah, Kauhajoki4.1 
 6. Haynes, LrNM.4.0 
 7. Sarcevic, KTP3.8 
 8. Moore, Namika L.3.4 
 9. Nikkarinen, Kouvot3.3 
 10. Vuori, Kauhajoki3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Antwine WILLIAMS
  Pyrinto
  (192-F-75)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Williams, Pyrinto2.6 
 2. Sten, Kataja2.5 
 3. Moore, Korihait2.5 
 4. Beidler, Kauhajoki2.3 
 5. Newson, Kataja2.1 
 6. Sarcevic, KTP2.0 
 7. Haynes, LrNM.1.9 
 8. Brooks, Namika L.1.7 
 9. Jordan, Kouvot1.7 
 10. Holloway, Salon V.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 John FIELDS
  Salon Vilpas
  (205-F-88)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Fields, Salon Vilp.2.7 
 2. Beidler, Kauhajoki2.1 
 3. Hairston, Salon V.1.3 
 4. Zeno, Nilan Bisons1.1 
 5. Jones, Nilan Bisons0.9 
 6. Lehtoranta, Kataja0.8 
 7. Nikkila, Pyrinto0.8 
 8. Price, Kataja0.8 
 9. Blue, KTP0.8 
 10. McDade, Nilan B.0.8 


KORISLIIGA: Kataja is rolling - by Rauno Hurmalainen
Korisliiga, round 16: Kataja (Joensuu) is rolling in Top League. Kataja almost crushed Bisons from Loimaa in the top contest tonight 91-68 (53-36). Quarters: 29-18, 24-18, 20-9, 18-23. This victory was # 9 in a row for Kataja (13-3). Visitor Bisons (10-4) was in difficulties already during the opening quarter. Bisons big men Ryan McDade (201-F-80, college: N.Arizona) and Clifton Jones (201-F-78, college: Oregon St.) fouled out in less than 20 minutes playing time. Bisons was shooting 21 FTs in the game and missed 15 of them (29%)! Jared Newson (195-G/F-84, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Tenn-Martin) and Sami Lehtoranta (205-C/F-79) instead continue with their tough shooting and rebounding for Kataja.
Kataja - Bisons 91-68 (53-36). (Jared Newson 20/12, Sami Lehtoranta 20/9, B.A.Walker 13 - Martin Zeno 11, Matti Nuutinen 11, Clifton Jones 10. A: 1296).




1.DIVISION: Huima upset FoKoPo - by Rauno Hurmalainen
1.Division, round 10: There is no undefeated team anymore on the second highest level. Huima (Aanekoski) upset tonight FoKoPo (Forssa) 99-92 (55-43) and this was the first loss this season for visitor FoKoPo. Huima's Player-Coach Justice Graham (198-F/G-79, college: Glenville St.) surprised everybody by scoring his season high 28 points.Treylon Manning (176-PG-85, college: Texas Coll.) added 27pts and gave seven assists. John Britton had a double-double 16pts/17rbs. Tracy Robinson (201-F-86, college: Loyola, IL) led FoKoPo with 30pts.
YMCA Oulu defeated Riento from Saynatsalo by 20 points 106-86 (59-48). Lloyd Phillips (178-PG-85, college: Illinois St.) netted this time 34 pts for YMCA Oulu. Bilal Abdullah (196-G-84, college: Lafayette) was SayRi 's leading scorer and rebounder (27/10). Pyrinto II (Tampere) beat BC Nokia in local contest 87-69 (36-35). Osku Heinonen (194-F/G-92) (Pyrinto) netted his season best 21 pts. Ura Basket (Kaarina) lost at home vs Korikobrat (Lapua) 88-112 (46-57). Eric Williams (198-F-85, college: Tarleton St.) (Lapua) was game MVP with 30pts/13rbs. And in Helsinki ToPo Academy lost vs Honka (Tapiola) 56-87 (28-42). Villematti Kopio (182-PG-92) tallied 22 pts for Honka.

Huima - FoKoPo 99-92 (55-43). (Justice Graham 28, Treylon Manning 27/7a, John Britton 16/17 - Tracy Robinson 30, Sami Ikavalko 19, Baboucarr Bojang 17).
YMCA Oulu - SayRi 106-86 (59-48). (Lloyd Phillips 34/6a, Josh Nofflet 22/11, Eero Aaltonen 14 - Bilal Abdullah 27/10, Eetu Nieminen 19, Kenneth Cooper 18/10).
Pyrinto II - BC Nokia 87-69 (36-35). (Osku Heinonen 21, Jason Stamper 17/14, Jukka-Pekka Vaananen 15 - Darren Townes 14/10, Gerald January 14, Timo Riihela 12/5a).
Ura Basket - Lapua 88-112 (46-57). (Lionel Green 18/12, Sakari Salminen 17/10, Jan-Axel Alanko 11 - Eric Williams 30/13, Walter Baxley 29/5a, Panu Peltokangas 17).
ToPo Academy - Honka, Tapiola 56-87 (28-42). (Alexis Lavastida Lee 17, Topias Suortti 13 - Villematti Kopio 22, Anselmi Vanjoki 19, Ilkka Sirola 16/11).




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Superleague Round 12: Derby game ends with Fersped-Rabotnicki's defeat of MZT Skopje - by Eurobasket News
The most interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Skopje: Fersped-Rabotnicki (#6) and MZT Skopje (#3). Fersped-Rabotnicki (4-7) won against visiting MZT Skopje (8-3) 80-68. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of MZT Skopje. The game was mostly controlled by Fersped-Rabotnicki. MZT Skopje managed to win second period 23-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a good game for guard Jane Petrovski (181-G-87) who led his team to a victory with 14 points and 5 assists. The former international forward Dime Tasovski (200-80) contributed with 12 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. International center Todor Gecevski (209-77, agency: Interperformances) replied with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 11 rebounds for MZT Skopje. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Fersped-Rabotnicki maintains sixth position with 4-7 record. MZT Skopje at the other side keeps the third place with three games lost. Fersped-Rabotnicki are looking forward to face ABA Strumica (#8) on the road in the next round. MZT Skopje will play against the league's leader Feni Indistrija (#1) in Kavadarci and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Bottom-ranked Kozuv managed to get a second victory, breaking the six-game losing streak. This time newly promoted Kozuv won against eighth-ranked ABA Strumica in Gergelija 91-82. Worth to mention a great performance of D.Bulut Domovic who helped to win the game recording 27 points (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line) and Dejan Vegov who added 15 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was American center Clive Weeden (205-87, college: Dartmouth) with 19 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). Kozuv (2-9) moved-up to eighth place, which they share with defeated ABA Strumica. ABA Strumica lost third consecutive game. Kozuv will play against higher ranked Kumanovo 2009 (#5) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. ABA Strumica will play against Fersped-Rabotnicki in Skopje and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Superleague top team - Feni Indistrija (11-0) had no problems winning another game on Saturday. This time they beat sixth ranked Vardar (3-7) in Skopje 83-65. The winners were led by Darko Sokolov who scored that evening 23 points (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field). Feni Indistrija's coach Emil Rajkovic used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. Even 22 points by Darko Radulovic did not help to save the game for Vardar. Undefeated Feni Indistrija have an impressive 11-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 11-0 record. Vardar lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team dropped to the seventh place with seven games lost. Feni Indistrija will meet MZT Skopje (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Vardar's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Skopje to the arena Torus Skopje.

In the last game of round 12 Kumanovo was beaten by Lirija on the road 87-78.


Kozuv - ABA Strumica 91-82

Bottom-ranked Kozuv managed to get a second victory, breaking the six-game losing streak. This time newly promoted Kozuv won against eighth-ranked ABA Strumica in Gergelija 91-82. ABA Strumica was ahead by 2 points at the halftime before a 27-14 third quarter run of Kozuv. They made 18-of-22 charity shots (81.8 percent) during the game. ABA Strumica was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of D.Bulut Domovic who helped to win the game recording 27 points (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line) and power forward Dejan Vegov (205-83, college: Blinn JC) who added 15 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was American center Clive Weeden (205-87, college: Dartmouth) with 19 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) and his fellow American import center John Chappell (208, college: S.Carolina) scored 11 points and 9 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Kozuv (2-9) moved-up to eighth place, which they share with defeated ABA Strumica. ABA Strumica lost third consecutive game. Kozuv will play against higher ranked Kumanovo 2009 (#5) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. ABA Strumica will play against Fersped-Rabotnicki in Skopje and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
ABA Strumica: C.Weeden 19+3reb+1ast, M.Hasanov 16+1reb, J.Chappell 11+9reb+2ast, P.Cvetkov 11+3reb+4ast, J.Kurciev 8+6reb, K.Karamanolev 8+1reb+1ast
Kozuv: D.Bulut Domovic 27+2reb+2ast, M.Golubovic 20+2reb, D.Vegov 15+7reb+1ast, A.Dimitrovski 13+5reb+2ast, B.Tomasevic 6+1reb+7ast, P.Apcev 5+1reb
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Lirija - Kumanovo 87-78

The game between closely ranked teams ended with fourth ranked Lirija's (6-5) home victory over 5th ranked Kumanovo 2009 (4-6) in Skopje 87-78 on Sunday. The hosts trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 51-38 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Lirija made 19-of-24 free shots (79.2 percent) during the game. The winners were led by American power forward Dustin Mitchell (206, college: WiscKing.-Whitew.) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 16 points and 14 rebounds and naturalized Serbian center Toni Simic (210-76) supported him with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Mitchell is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Even 21 points and 7 rebounds by Serbian power forward Nemanja Jelesijevic (209-79, agency: World Sport Agency) did not help to save the game for Kumanovo 2009. Serbian forward Dejan Mikic (201-86) added 13 points and 8 rebounds. Five Lirija and four Kumanovo 2009 players scored in double figures. Lirija maintains fourth position with 6-5 record. Loser Kumanovo 2009 keeps the fifth place with six games lost. Lirija will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Kumanovo 2009 will play against Kozuv (#9) in Gergelija and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Kumanovo: N.Jelesijevic 21+7reb+2ast, D.Mikic 13+8reb+2ast, M.Janjusevic 12+4reb+4ast, A.Kostoski 11+2reb+3ast, F.Bruks 7+2reb+2ast, P.Vilarov 6+4reb
Lirija: N.Zivcevic 17+3reb+4ast, D.Mitchell 16+14reb, T.Simic 15+10reb+2ast, C.Morban 13+6reb+3ast, V.Filipovic 10+1reb+1ast, B.Stajic 10+2reb+1ast
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Vardar - Feni Indistrija 65-83

Superleague top team - Feni Indistrija (11-0) had no problems winning another game on Saturday. This time they beat sixth ranked Vardar (3-7) in Skopje 83-65. The winners were led by the former international guard Darko Sokolov (190-86) who scored that evening 23 points (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) and American swingman Jarrid Frye (194-85, college: Sacred Heart) supported him with 14 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Four Feni Indistrija players scored in double figures. Feni Indistrija's coach Emil Rajkovic used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. Even 22 points by guard Darko Radulovic (194-80) did not help to save the game for Vardar. Center Aleksandar Shterjov (206-86) added 13 points and 13 rebounds. Feni Indistrija have an impressive 11-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 11-0 record. Vardar lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team dropped to the seventh place with seven games lost. Feni Indistrija will meet MZT Skopje (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Vardar's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Skopje to the arena Torus Skopje.
Top scorers:
Vardar: D.Radulovic 22+4reb+2ast, A.Shterjov 13+13reb+1ast, A.Stefanovski 8+3reb, V.Georgievski 7+4reb, A.Tasevski 5+1reb+2ast, P.Pajic 3+3reb+1ast
Feni Indistrija: D.Sokolov 23+2reb+3ast, J.Frye 14+8reb+4ast, I.Lilov 12+3reb+4ast, M.Simonovski 12+3reb, K.Nikolovski 9+9reb, D.Knezevic 5+4reb+2ast
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Rabotnicki - MZT Skopje 80-68

The most interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Skopje: Fersped-Rabotnicki (#6) and MZT Skopje (#3). Fersped-Rabotnicki (4-7) won against visiting MZT Skopje (8-3) 80-68. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of MZT Skopje. The game was mostly controlled by Fersped-Rabotnicki. MZT Skopje managed to win second period 23-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a good game for guard Jane Petrovski (181-87) who led his team to a victory with 14 points and 5 assists. The former international forward Dime Tasovski (200-80) contributed with 12 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Five Fersped-Rabotnicki players scored in double figures. International center Todor Gecevski (209-77, agency: Interperformances) replied with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 11 rebounds and guard Ognen Stojanovski (190-85, agency: Global Sports Plaza) added 19 points and 6 assists (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) in the effort for MZT Skopje. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Fersped-Rabotnicki maintains sixth position with 4-7 record. MZT Skopje at the other side keeps the third place with three games lost. Fersped-Rabotnicki are looking forward to face ABA Strumica (#8) on the road in the next round. MZT Skopje will play against the league's leader Feni Indistrija (#1) in Kavadarci and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
MZT Skopje: T.Gecevski 25+11reb+1ast, O.Stojanovski 19+1reb+6ast, G.Cekovski 13+9reb+3ast, N.Dahlman 6+4reb, C.Davis 3+3reb+2ast, T.Grncarov 2+2reb
Rabotnicki: B.Cole 16+4reb+1ast, J.Petrovski 14+4reb+5ast, D.Tasovski 12+6reb+3ast, M.Pavlovic 12+4reb+2ast, E.Hadzibulic 12+5reb+1ast, E.Bogoev 8+1ast
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D1 Standings
Superleague Standings
 1. Feni Indistrija 11-0 
 2. Torus Skopje 8-2 
 3. MZT Skopje 8-3 
 4. Lirija 6-5 
 5. Kumanovo 4-6 
 6. Rabotnicki 4-7 
 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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BC Armia lands Euroleague PG Ben Woodside - by Geo Basket
BC Armia officially announced signing of Ben Woodside (180-PG-85, college: N.Dakota St.) for rest of the season. American PG has just parted ways with Union Olimpija Ljubljana and arrives from Slovenia. He appeared 7 times in Euroleague with Olimpija averaging 6 points and 2.1 rebounds in 19 minutes. Woodside also notched 8.6 points, 3.2 assists per Adriatic League appearance. Last season Ben Woodside spent with BCM Gravelines of France. He averaged Score-3 (18.5ppg), 3.5rpg, Assists-2 (5.5apg), 1.4spg, FGP: 45.2%, 3PT: 35.3%, FT: 83.0% on EuroChallange and was named All-EuroChallenge 1st Team as well as EuroChallenge All-Imports Team in 2011.

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. Sljuka, Olympus17.0 
 10. Mikeladze, Batumi16.9 
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, Rustavi7.3 
 3. Gaines, Armia6.5 
 4. Chitashvili, TSU T.5.8 
 5. Mikeladze, Batumi5.6 
 6. Parghalava, Sokhu.5.0 
 7. Blair, MIA Tbilisi4.5 
 8. Gay, Sokhumi4.5 
 9. Tsekvava, Kutaisi4.5 
 10. Berishvili, TSU T.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Nika RAMISHVILI
  Batumi
  (181-G-94)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Ramishvili, Batumi3.1 
 2. Gaines, Armia2.5 
 3. Blair, MIA Tbilisi2.5 
 4. Gay, Sokhumi2.5 
 5. Beruashvili, STU T.2.3 
 6. Kokhreidze, TSU T.2.3 
 7. Gulisabedash., Oly.2.1 
 8. Chachanidze, Rust.2.1 
 9. Chitashvili, TSU T.2.0 
 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. Tsirekidze, Kutaisi1.5 
 7. Kjellbom, Armia1.3 
 8. Matiashvili, Kutai.1.3 
 9. Machaladze, STU T.1.3 
 10. Ilic, Samedicino1.2 


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Stats Leaders - 2.Bundesliga
Points Per Game
 Robert MCKIVER
  Braves
  (191-G-84)
  Avg: 21.5
 1. McKiver, Braves21.5 
 2. Samarco, Karlsruhe20.8 
 3. Reese, Duesseldorf19.4 
 4. Stommes, Webmoebel18.9 
 5. Roessler, Karlsruhe18.3 
 6. Webb, Crailsheim17.7 
 7. Reid, MBC17.1 
 8. Mason, Webmoebel17.1 
 9. Alexander, ETB W.16.9 
 10. Watts, Heidelberg16.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Justin HOWARD
  Karlsruhe
  (208-C-81)
  Avg: 10.1
 1. Howard, Karlsruhe10.1 
 2. Black, Jena8.5 
 3. Webb, Crailsheim8.5 
 4. Uskoski, Kirchheim8.4 
 5. Harris, Cuxhaven8.3 
 6. Mason, Webmoebel7.2 
 7. De Michael, NBC7.2 
 8. Richardson, Leiter.7.2 
 9. Lawson, Chemnitz7.1 
 10. Watts, Heidelberg7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Ahmad SMITH
  Kirchheim
  (194-G-84)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Smith, Kirchheim5.9 
 2. Jeka, Braves5.6 
 3. Johnson, Chemnitz5.4 
 4. Diggs, Webmoebel4.6 
 5. Burgess, Heidelberg4.6 
 6. Chavis, NBC4.5 
 7. Rice, Cuxhaven4.4 
 8. Williamson, Ehingen4.4 
 9. Vilhjalmsson, MBC4.4 
 10. Hill, Crailsheim4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Cedric BROOKS
  Kirchheim
  (185-G-80)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Brooks, Kirchheim2.2 
 2. Bowlin, Leitershof.2.1 
 3. Rice, Cuxhaven1.8 
 4. Johnson, Chemnitz1.7 
 5. Williamson, Ehingen1.6 
 6. Ishizaki, Chemnitz1.5 
 7. Harris, NBC1.5 
 8. Stommes, Webmoebel1.4 
 9. Matthews, Ehingen1.4 
 10. Hill, Crailsheim1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Dmitriy CHEREMNYKH
  Braves
  (213-C-78)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Cheremnykh, Braves1.7 
 2. Zipser, Heidelberg1.4 
 3. Harris, Cuxhaven1.2 
 4. De Michael, NBC1.1 
 5. Howard, Karlsruhe0.9 
 6. Williamson, Ehingen0.9 
 7. Brown, Cuxhaven0.8 
 8. Oakes, MBC0.8 
 9. Schoo, Heidelberg0.8 
 10. Flomo, Duesseldorf0.8 


Deon Mcduffi Leaves BG Dorsten - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
BG Dorsten got a big shock Saturday night as Deon McDuffie (188-G-93) surprisingly left the club. The club had just lost to Braunschweig and were still digesting the loss when Mcduffi announced that he didnt want to play any longer for the PRO B team. Too many private problems had surfaced for the 18 year old and he saw no other escape except to throw the towel and quit. The German who is from Bamberg averaged 8,1ppg, 1,3rpg and 2,3apg in 19 minutes per game. The whole affair is very bitter for BG Dorsten since the club invested a lot of money in him helping him get a schooling spot, but a week after getting a schooling contract, the young German just decided to throw that chance all away as well as his chance to develop as a player with the club. Frustration also was there with his ex teammates as Mcduffi didnt even say farewell. If the team will look for a replacement is still in the air, but the team will play the last two games of 2011 without getting a new player.

Source: BG Dorsten





Jason Boone (s.Oliver Baskets Wurzburg) The Best Aspect Of Chester Frazier Is His Positive Outlook On Every Situation - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Jason Boone (198-F/C-85, college: New York U.) is a 25 year old 198cm power forward/center from Sugar Loaf, New York. He will be playing his first season with the s. Oliver Baskets Wurzburg and his fourth in the Beko BBL. He played three seasons for BG Goettingen. He played at New York University (NCAA 3) from 2003-2007. In his senior year, he played 28 games averaging 14.1ppg, 9.6rpg, 2.4bpg, 2.9apg, FG: 63.0%, FT: 64.3%. Three seasons ago, he played at Bernau (Regionalliga) before making the jump up three leagues to MEG Goettingen. In 2008-2009, he averaged 4.4ppg, 4.0rpg, FG: 53.7. In 2009-2010, he won the Eurochallenge playing EuroChallenge: 16 games: 10.7ppg, 6.8rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 59.6%, FT: 53.8%; German League: 35 games: 9.1ppg, 6.1rpg, FGP: 60.3%, FT: 55.9%. Last season with BG Goettingen he played 37 games: 8.5ppg, 5.9rpg, FGP: 59.8%, FT: 34.9%; EuroCup: 14 games: 9.1ppg, 6.2rpg, Blocks-4 (1.1bpg), FGP: 59.8%, FT: 36.0%. Jason spoke to Eurobasket before the game against the EWE Baskets Oldenburg.

The s.Oliver Baskets are still unbeaten at home are 6-0. What was the most important thing that the team took out of this win against EnBW Ludwigsburg?

We gathered that even if it isn't our best game, that little bit of extra energy from the crowd can go a long way. The game was very ugly with both teams struggling offensively but we found a way to grind it out and lot of the reason was because our fans didn't quit.


How important has been bringing Chester Frazier in? He can do so much, but what is his most valuable asset?

It's great having him back around the team, he brings a sense of toughness and energy to everything he does (including twitter). Practices have gotten more intense in the last two weeks and I have a feeling they aren't going to change anytime soon. His best asset however is his positive outlook on every situation. I think having coached for a year he's a good middle ground between the coach and some of the younger players. A definite plus to have around.


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

They've been a little up and down, not very predictable. They play well in spurts but when they get it going they are one of the most talented teams in the BBL.

They have a very very strong roster from top to bottom with a top point guard, dangerous shooters and good inside game. What will be key in getting the win?

It's going to be very very important for us to play with very very much energy. I feel that our team in Wurzburg is very very deep and if we control the pace and play the defense we're capable of playing I feel very very good about having the chance to go there and get the win.

You have battled against Adam Chubb for years. You have the strength advantage, but still what makes it difficult stopping him?

I've actually played with Chubb as well in some Summer Basketball leagues back in the US. But Chubb is so versatile. He's a former BBL center of the year and it's always a great opportunity to go up against someone you have such respect for. It'll be fun.


What did you miss the most about the NBA?

Where should I begin? I grew up playing and watching this sport so it's always hard when they are out of commission but if I had to choose one thing I'd probably say Blake Griffin highlights.

There are rumors about a Rajon Rondo for Chris Paul deal. How do you see this deal? Is this a pretty even exchange or will one team have the edge?

I don't know...they are both obviously top PG's in the league. But I think Boston is in more of a 'win now' state of mind and in my opinion Rondo is more of a 'winner.' I think Paul can learn a lot from the vets on Boston though, and it'd spice things up. I'm all for it.

What was the last DVD movie that you saw?

We watched Immortals on Thanksgiving. (Special shoutout to John Little's girlfriend Jessica who hooked up a pretty serious dinner with one oven and no help).

Thanks Jason for the chat.



Chris Kramer (s.Oliver Baskets Wurzburg) When Bobby Brown Uses A Ball Screen He Can Hurt You In Multiple Ways So We Have To Be Ready. - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Chris Kramer (191-G-88, college: Purdue) is a 23 year old 191cm guard from Huntington, Indiana that is playing his first season in Germany for the s.Oliver Baskets Wurzburg. He played at Purdue from 2006-2010 reaching the NCAA Sweet 16 in 2010 and in his senior year he played 35 games averaging 6.5ppg, 3.0rpg, 2.3apg, 1.7spg, FGP: 56.5%, 3PT: 27.3%, FT: 74.7%. In the summer of 2010, he played NBA Summer league in Orlando for the Indiana Pacers. As a rookie last season he played for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants (D-League) playing 41 games averaging 13.8ppg, 4.0rpg, 2.8apg, 1.9spg, FGP: 56.7%, 3PT: 36.7%, FT: 81.9%. Last summer, he played for Mets de Guaynabo (Puerto Rico-BSN) playing 12 games averaging 8.8ppg, 4.0rpg, 2.9apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 30.8%, FT: 69.8%. He spoke to Eurobasket before the game against The EWE Baskets Oldenburg December 4th.

The s.Oliver Baskets are still unbeaten at home are 6-0. What was the most important thing that the team took out of this win?

I think a big key to take away from the game is we can win an 'ugly' game. The ball didn't go in for us, we turned it over , and at some points we were just all on the same page. Being able to overcome those things is definitely a plus for us moving forward.

How important has been bringing Chester Frazier in? He can do so much, but what is his most valuable asset?

Chester Frazier was a very important pickup for our squad. He can do a lot of things offensively, but I think he is most effective on the defensive end. He can really get up and pressure the basketball and cause problems on defense.

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

Oldenburg is very athletic from top to bottom. They have a good point guard in Bobby Brown, shooters around him, and some good inside players.

They have a very very strong roster from top to bottom with a top point guard, dangerous shooters and good inside game. What will be key in getting the win?

Key to this game I think is defense and putting together 40 minutes. Whenever you play against a great point guard like Bobby Brown you have to make sure everyone is on the same page with your defensive game plan. With how we have played on the road we have had good stretches and obviously some bad ones as well. A key for us is to put 40 minutes together and not left a couple bad things turn into a lot of bad things.

What has impressed you most about the game of Bobby Brown? I am sure you saw him play when he played 2 years in the NBA?

He can really score the basketball. He is leading the league in scoring I think and still getting others involved as well. When Bobby Brown uses a ball screen he can hurt you in multiple ways so we have to be ready.

How have you developed to the beko BBL? You have played very solid from the start. What is something that is still difficult to get used to on the court?

I think I have developed nicely in my short stint in the Beko BBL so far. There are definitely things I struggle with but we are working on correcting in practices. I need to be more patient in using pick n rolls while being aggressive and taking what the defense gives me.

There are rumours about a Rajon Rondo for Chris Paul deal. How do you see this deal? Is this a pretty even exchange or will one team have the edge?

Chris Paul will not sign with the Celtics in my opinion. Chris Paul in my opinion is the best 'pass first point guard' in the league. Rondo can really pass the ball and play defense but I think CP puts more pressure on the defense with the Pick n Roll. CP has made big guys into All-Stars that play with him.

Thanks Chris for the chat.



Talor Battle Moves To The Telekom Baskets Bonn - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
The Telekom Baskets Bonn have added some stability to the guard position by bringing aboard Talor Battle (182-PG-88, college: Penn St.). Battle is a 23 year old 188cm guard from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania that is playing his first professional season in Europe. He is a good shooting guard with the body of a point guard. Has great shooting range, but size makes him more adequate to European leagues than NBA. He started the season in the France PRO A playing for Cholet where he played six games averaging 8,0ppg, 1,7rpg and 2,5apg. 'He fits with his pass qualities, but also with his scoring ability to our system. He is used to structured basketball. He can give Jared Jordan a rest and create for his teammates, but also be an added scoring option', stressed Telekom Baskets Bonn head coach Michael Koch. Battle played at Penn State from 2007-2011. In his senior year, he played 34 games: 20.2ppg, 4.4rpg, 2.9apg, FGP: 42.3%, 3PT: 36.9%, FT: 74.9%. Awards/Achievements in his basketball career have been HS: Honorable-mention Street & Smith's Boys High School All-America Team -07HS: First team Class AA (largest) New York State Sportswriters Association Boys Basketball All-Star Team -07, NABC Division I All-District 7 First Team -09, All-Big Ten 1st Team -09, NIT Champion -09, USA U21 National Team -09, USA University National Team -09, World University Games in Belgrade (Serbia) -09 (Bronze): 7 games: 10.0ppg, 2.0rpg, 1.9apg, FGP: 42.3%, 3PT: 52.0%, FT: 60.0%, Eurobasket.com All-World University Games Best Guard -09, Eurobasket.com All-World University Games 1st Team -09, All-Big Ten 2nd Team -10, 11, NABC Division I All-District 7 2nd Team -10, Big Ten Tournament Finalist -11, and Big Ten All-Tournament Team -11

Source: Telekom Baskets Bonn


BG Goettingen Sign Jerel Allen and Matt Bauscher - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
With BG Goettingen deep in the Beko BBL cellar, the team need all the help that they can get and signed Americans Jerel Allen (193-G/F-85, college: Florida St.) and Matt Bauscher (188-G-85, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement, college: Boise St.). They had been practicing with the team the last week and were able to convince management of their services. Allen is a 26 year old 193cm shooting guard/small forward that is a versatile high energy explosive player capable of playing either guard position or a wing forward. He is a slashing player who can put the ball on the floor and finish strongly or knockdown the perimeter shot with good range. He is a strong rebounder who is especially dangerous on offensive rebounds because of his explosive leaping ability. He is an unselfish player and a good passer who will find the open player. He is a lock-down defender who can match-up with the opposing teams best player. He played at Florida State from 2005-2007. In 2007-2008, he played for In Nov.'07 signed at Neptunas Klaipeda (Lithuania-LKL, starting five): Baltic League: 12 games: 8.8ppg, 2.8rpg, 2.0apg, 0.9spg, 2FGP: 32.4%, 3PT: 27.8%, FT: 61.5%; Lithuanian League: 17 games: 11.5ppg, 3.5rpg, 1.2apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 51.4%, FT: 83.8%, 3PT: 30.2%. In 2008-2009, he played for SK Dnipro Azot Dnepropetrovsk (Ukraine-UBL, starting five): 38 games: 15.6ppg, 4.6rpg, 2.4apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 40.8%, 3PT: 38.1%, FT: 45.7%. In 2009-2010, he played for Kryvbasbasket-Lux Kryvyi Rih (Ukraine-Superleague), released in May.'10 : 23 games: 8.8ppg, 3.4rpg, 1.1apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 43.4%, 3PT: 31.9%, FT: 73.3%. Last season, he played for Rockingham Flames (Australia-SBL, starting five): 21games: 21.7ppg, 6.5rpg, 3.1apg, FG: 41.7%. Awards/Achievements in his career have been NJCAA All-American -05, NIT Elite Eight -07, Lithuanian Cup Semifinals -08Ukrainian UBL Cup Semifinals -09, Eurobasket.com All-Ukrainian UBL Forward of the Year -09, Eurobasket.com All-Ukrainian UBL 1st Team -09, and Eurobasket.com Ukrainian UBL All-Imports Team -09

Matt Bauscher (188-G-85, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement, college: Boise St.) is a 26 year old 18cm guard from Caldwell, Idaho. He played at Boise St. (NCAA) from 2005-2008. In 2008-2009, he played for Aris Friesland Leeuwarden (Holland-Eredivisie, starting five): 37 games: Score-1 (22.2ppg), 3.9rpg, Assists-1 (5.9apg), Steals-5 (2.4spg), FGP: 59.7%, 3PT: 37.4%, FT: 67.0%. The last two seasons, he played for : GasTerra Flames Groningen (Holland-DBL) an dlast season played EuroCup: 6 games: 6.8ppg, 4.0rpg, 4.5apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 37.8%, 3PT: 18.8%, FT: 50.0%; Euroleague Qualifying Round: 2 games: 6.5ppg, 3.0rpg, 3.5apg, 1.5spg; Dutch League: 51 games: 11.3ppg, 3.3rpg, Assists-2 (4.7apg), 1.7spg, FGP: 51.4%, 3PT: 30.4%, FT: 55.9%. Awards/Achievements in his basketball career have been, WAC Tournament Semifinals -07, WAC All-Defensive Team -08, WAC All-Tournament Team -08, WAC Tournament Winner -08, WAC Regular Season Champion -08, Dutch Eredivisie All-Star Game -09, 10, Eurobasket.com All-Dutch Eredivisie 1st Team -09, 10Eurobasket.com Dutch Eredivisie All-Imports Team -09, 10, Dutch Eredivisie Regular Season Champion -10, Dutch Eredivisie Champion -10, Dutch Cup Semifinals -10Eurobasket.com All-Dutch Eredivisie Player of the Year -10, Eurobasket.com All-Dutch Eredivisie Guard of the Year -10, Eurobasket.com All-Dutch Eredivisie Import Player of the Year -10, Eurobasket.com Dutch Eredivisie All-Defensive Team -10, Eurobasket.com All-Dutch Eredivisie 2nd Team -11, Dutch Eredivisie Regular Season Runner-Up -11
and Dutch Eredivisie Finalist -11.

Source BG Goettingen






1.Bundesliga Round 11: Brose Baskets and Ulm share 8-2 records on top - by Eurobasket News
The game had a very big importance for third-ranked Brose Baskets as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Brose Baskets defeated 4th placed Artland Dragons in Bamberg 92-76. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Artland Dragons. The game was mostly controlled by Brose Baskets. Artland Dragons managed to win fourth quarter 20-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Brose Baskets looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Brose Baskets made 8 blocks. American players dominated the game. Forward Anthony Leon Tucker (198-85, college: Texas) orchestrated the victory by scoring 17 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Guard Brian Roberts (188-85, agency: Interperformances) contributed with 17 points for the winners. Center Darren Fenn (208-80, college: Canisius, agency: Limelight Hoops) answered with 17 points and 7 rebounds for Artland Dragons. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Ratiopharm. Artland Dragons at the other side keep the fourth place with four games lost. They share the position with B.Muenchen and s.Oliver Baskets. Artland Dragons will play next round against EnBW Ludwigsburg trying to get back on the winning streak. Brose Baskets will try to continue on its current victory against sixth ranked s Oliver Baskets in Wuerzburg.
Important game to mention about took place in Tuebingen. Fifteenth ranked Walter Tigers (4-7) saved a 2-point victory at home edging higher ranked Telekom Baskets (6-5) 74-72 on Saturday evening. American players dominated also this game. It was a great evening for guard Reggie Redding (196-88, college: Villanova) who led his team to a victory scoring 12 points and 9 rebounds. Tyrone Nash helped adding 13 points and 5 rebounds. point guard Jared Jordan (188-84, college: Marist) responded with 18 points and 6 assists. Walter Tigers have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with TBB Trier and LTi 46ers. Telekom Baskets lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the eighth position with five games lost. They share it with NY Phantoms and Bremerhaven. Walter Tigers will play against bottom-ranked BG Goettingen (#18) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Telekom Baskets will play against New Yorker Phantoms (#8) in Braunschweig and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Worth to mention about the upset in a game between s Oliver Baskets (7-4) and EWE Baskets (6-4), which took place in Oldenburg. Higher ranked s Oliver Baskets lost to ninth ranked EWE Baskets in a road game 78-84 on Sunday. Americans were the main players on the court. It was an exceptional evening for Adam Chubb who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 11 rebounds. Jason Boone came up with 18 points and 9 rebounds for s Oliver Baskets in the defeat. s Oliver Baskets' coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. EWE Baskets have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to seventh place. Newly promoted s Oliver Baskets dropped to the fourth position with four games lost. They share it with B.Muenchen and Art.Dragons. EWE Baskets will meet league's second-placed ratiopharm Ulm on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. s Oliver Baskets will play against the league's leader Brose Baskets and will have a slim chance for a victory.
The game between eighth ranked Bayern Muenchen (7-4) and 13th ranked LTi 46ers (4-7) in Muenchen ended with biggest points difference. Bayern Muenchen outscored guests from Giessen 89-53. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of LTi 46ers. The best player for the winners was Jared Homan who had a double-double by scoring 18 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. Bayern Muenchen moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Art.Dragons and s.Oliver Baskets. LTi 46ers at the other side keep the thirteenth position with seven games lost. Bayern Muenchen's next round opponent will be Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (#9) on the road which should be theoretically another easy game. LTi 46ers will play against Phoenix Hagen (#17).

There were no big surprises in other games of round 11: bottom-ranked Goettingen was beaten by Bayreuth on the road 79-65. NY Phantoms won against Bremerhaven on its own court 86-81. Fraport SKY managed to outperform Phoenix Hagen in Frankfurt 83-65. EnBW L'burg managed to beat TBB Trier at home 77-64.
The most impressive performance of 11th round was 25 points, 10 rebounds and 4 blocks by Ekenechukwu Ibekwe of Bayreuth.


Bayreuth - Goettingen 79-65

No shocking result in a game when eleventh ranked BBC Bayreuth (5-6) beat at home bottom-ranked BG Goettingen (1-10) 79-65. The hosts were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. The best player for the winners was Nigerian-American forward Ekenechukwu Ibekwe (206-85, college: Maryland) who had a double-double by scoring 25 points, 10 rebounds and 4 blocks (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field). American guard Danny Gibson (180-84, college: S.Indiana, agency: Limelight Hoops) chipped in 15 points and 4 assists. Four BBC Bayreuth players scored in double figures. BBC Bayreuth's coach Marco van den Berg allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American forward Sean Evans (203-88, college: St.John's) produced a double-double by scoring 15 points and 15 rebounds and the other American import power forward Raymond Sykes (206-86, college: Clemson) added 16 points respectively for the guests. BBC Bayreuth maintains eleventh place with 5-6 record. BG Goettingen lost ninth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with ten games lost. BBC Bayreuth's next round opponent will be Deutsche Bank Skyliners (#16) in Frankfurt which should be theoretically an easy game. BG Goettingen will play at home against Walter Tigers in Tuebingen.
Top scorers:
Bayreuth: E.Ibekwe 25+10reb, D.Gibson 15+4reb+4ast, B.Hunter 14+4reb+2ast, O.Jeanty 11+2reb+3ast, S.Schmitz 4, S.Schmidt 4+4reb+2ast
Goettingen: R.Sykes 16+3reb, S.Evans 15+15reb+2ast, K.Bailey 12+3reb+1ast, J.Allen 7+1reb, M.Weber 6+3reb, P.Horne 5+2reb
gschID: 130907


B.Muenchen - LTi 46ers 89-53

The game between eighth ranked Bayern Muenchen (7-4) and 13th ranked LTi 46ers (4-7) in Muenchen ended with biggest points difference. Bayern Muenchen outscored guests from Giessen 89-53. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of LTi 46ers. The game was mostly controlled by Bayern Muenchen. LTi 46ers was better in fourth quarter 17-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding LTi 46ers to just 5 points in first quarter. Bayern Muenchen dominated down low during the game scoring 48 of its points in the paint compared to LTi 46ers' 18. Bayern Muenchen forced 20 LTi 46ers turnovers and outrebounded them 40-18 including a 16-4 advantage in offensive rebounds. 29 personal fouls committed by LTi 46ers helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American-Bulgarian center Jared Homan (206-83, college: Iowa St.) who had a double-double by scoring 18 points and 12 rebounds. International guard Steffen Hamann (194-81) chipped in 12 points and 6 assists. Five Bayern Muenchen players scored in double figures. Serbian guard Radenko Pilcevic (188-86) produced 14 points and Nigerian-American forward Koko Archibong (202-81, college: Pennsylvania) added 5 points and 8 rebounds respectively for the guests. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Bayern Muenchen moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Art.Dragons and s.Oliver Baskets. LTi 46ers at the other side keep the thirteenth position with seven games lost. Bayern Muenchen's next round opponent will be Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (#9) on the road which should be theoretically another easy game. LTi 46ers will play against Phoenix Hagen (#17).
Top scorers:
B.Muenchen: J.Homan 18+12reb, P.Schwethelm 15+3reb+1ast, S.Hamann 12+2reb+6ast, C.Troutman 11+5reb+1ast, B.Hansbrough 10+4reb+6ast, D.Greene 7+1reb
LTi 46ers: R.Pilcevic 14+1ast, B.Stewart 10+1reb, M.Nikagbatse 10+1reb+1ast, C.Prewitt 6+1reb, E.Ovcina 6+2reb+2ast, K.Archibong 5+8reb
gschID: 130908


NY Phantoms - Bremerhaven 86-81

There was a minor upset when 7th ranked Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (6-5) lost to tenth ranked New Yorker Phantoms (6-5) in Braunschweig 81-86. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Eisbaeren Bremerhaven won fourth quarter 16-15. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. New Yorker Phantoms made 21-of-27 charity shots (77.8 percent) during the game. Americans were the main players on the court also this time. The best player for the winners was power forward Rich Melzer (203-79, college: Wisc.-RiverFal., agency: Court Side) who scored 22 points and 5 rebounds. Center Kyle Visser (211-85, college: Wake Forest) chipped in 13 points and 9 rebounds. New Yorker Phantoms' coach Sebastian Machowski allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Swingman Torrell Martin (196-85, college: Winthrop) produced 16 points and 5 rebounds and forward Zachery Peacock (203-87, college: Georgia Tech, agency: Pro One Sports) added 13 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the guests. Five New Yorker Phantoms and four Eisbaeren Bremerhaven players scored in double figures. New Yorker Phantoms moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Telekom Baskets and Bremerhaven. New Yorker Phantoms' next round opponent will be Telekom Baskets (#10) in Bonn.
Top scorers:
NY Phantoms: R.Melzer 22+5reb+2ast, B.Jorovic 16+4reb+1ast, K.Visser 13+9reb+2ast, I.McElroy 11+4reb+6ast, S.Dennis 10+5reb+4ast, R.Kulawick 6
Bremerhaven: T.Martin 16+5reb+1ast, Z.Peacock 13+5reb+2ast, C.McNaughton 12+4reb+1ast, J.Cain 10+3reb, J.Raffington 10+1reb, M.Smith 8+1reb
gschID: 130903


Phoenix Hagen - Fraport SKY 65-83

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams when seventeenth ranked Deutsche Bank Skyliners (3-8) won against on the road 16th ranked Phoenix Hagen (3-8) 83-65. The game was mostly controlled by Deutsche Bank Skyliners. Phoenix Hagen was better in third quarter 22-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Deutsche Bank Skyliners made 19-of-22 charity shots (86.4 percent) during the game. Deutsche Bank Skyliners outrebounded Phoenix Hagen 38-24 including a 29-14 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a great shooting night for Deutsche Bank Skyliners especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 57.1 percentage. Americans were the main players on the court also this time. The best player for the winners was forward Jon Leuer (208-89, college: Wisconsin, agency: Priority Sports) who scored 27 points and 7 rebounds. Guard Jimmy McKinney (192-83, college: Missouri, agency: Strategic Sports) chipped in 21 points (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field). Four Deutsche Bank Skyliners players scored in double figures. Guard Brandon Brooks (188-87, college: Alabama St., agency: Pro One Sports) produced 14 points and 6 assists and forward Adam Constantine (206-88, college: Elon, agency: Strategic Sports) added 12 points and 8 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Deutsche Bank Skyliners moved-up to sixteenth place, which they share with defeated Phoenix Hagen. Phoenix Hagen lost fourth consecutive game. Deutsche Bank Skyliners' next round opponent will be higher ranked BBC Bayreuth (#11) at home and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Fraport SKY: J.Leuer 27+7reb+1ast, J.McKinney 21+1reb+2ast, M.Thompson 13+2reb+4ast, Q.Robertson 11+11reb+2ast, M.Nolte 5+5reb, T.Ohlbrecht 2+2reb
Phoenix Hagen: B.Brooks 14+3reb+6ast, A.Constantine 12+8reb, M.Antonio Carter 11+4reb+3ast, J.Hasquet 8+4reb+1ast, T.Blackwood 5+1ast, Z.Jonusas 5+3reb
gschID: 130904


EnBW L'burg - TBB Trier 77-64

There was a minor upset when 12th ranked TBB Trier (4-7) lost on the road to fourteenth ranked EnBW Ludwigsburg (4-6) 77-64. TBB Trier was ahead by 1 point at the halftime before a 43-29 second half run of EnBW Ludwigsburg. They brought some defensive toughness making 8 blocks. The best player for the winners was American forward John Bowler (206-84, college: E.Michigan, agency: Limelight Hoops) who had a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds. American-Dominican swingman Jeff Greer (196-79, college: Rutgers) chipped in 11 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Five EnBW Ludwigsburg players scored in double figures. The former international forward Philip Zwiener (198-85) produced 22 points and American point guard Dru Joyce (183-85, college: Akron) added 15 points and 6 rebounds respectively for the guests. TBB Trier's coach Henrik Roedl tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. EnBW Ludwigsburg moved-up to twelfth place. TBB Trier at the other side dropped to the thirteenth position with seven games lost. EnBW Ludwigsburg's next round opponent will be higher ranked Artland Dragons (#4) in Quakenbrueck and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. TBB Trier will play at home against ALBA Berlin (#3) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
EnBW L'burg: M.Dorris 14+5reb+3ast, A.Harris 13+3reb+2ast, J.Bowler 12+11reb+3ast, D.Zavackas 12+4reb, J.Greer 11+5reb+6ast, K.Looby 8+7reb
TBB Trier: P.Zwiener 22+2reb+1ast, D.Joyce 15+6reb+3ast, J.Bynum 9+2reb+3ast, M.Zirbes 9+7reb, A.Seiferth 4+2reb, N.Linhart 3+5reb+2ast
gschID: 130905


Walter Tigers - Telekom Baskets 74-72

Important game to mention about took place in Tuebingen. Fifteenth ranked Walter Tigers (4-7) saved a 2-point victory at home edging higher ranked Telekom Baskets (6-5) 74-72 on Saturday evening. Telekom Baskets were tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. American players dominated also this game. It was a great evening for guard Reggie Redding (196-88, college: Villanova) who led his team to a victory scoring 12 points and 9 rebounds. Forward Tyrone Nash (203-88, college: Notre Dame) helped adding 13 points and 5 rebounds. point guard Jared Jordan (188-84, college: Marist) responded with 18 points and 6 assists and center Chris Ensminger (209-73, college: Valparaiso, agency: Limelight Hoops) scored 13 points and 9 rebounds. Five Walter Tigers and four Telekom Baskets players scored in double figures. Walter Tigers have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with TBB Trier and LTi 46ers. Telekom Baskets lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the eighth position with five games lost. They share it with NY Phantoms and Bremerhaven. Walter Tigers will play against bottom-ranked BG Goettingen (#18) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Telekom Baskets will play against New Yorker Phantoms (#8) in Braunschweig and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Walter Tigers: V.Duggins 14+3reb+2ast, T.Nash 13+5reb+3ast, R.Redding 12+9reb+3ast, L.Campbell 11+6reb+1ast, P.Cukinas 10+6reb, J.Young 6+1reb+3ast
Telekom Baskets: J.Jordan 18+2reb+6ast, C.Ensminger 13+9reb+2ast, T.Gaffney 11+6reb+1ast, S.Serapinas 11+7reb+3ast, Z.Buljan 8+4reb+3ast, A.Mangold 6+2reb+2ast
gschID: 130906


Brose Baskets - Art.Dragons 92-76

The game had a very big importance for third-ranked Brose Baskets as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Brose Baskets defeated 4th placed Artland Dragons in Bamberg 92-76. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Artland Dragons. The game was mostly controlled by Brose Baskets. Artland Dragons managed to win fourth quarter 20-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Brose Baskets looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Brose Baskets made 8 blocks. American players dominated the game. Forward Anthony Leon Tucker (198-85, college: Texas) orchestrated the victory by scoring 17 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Guard Brian Roberts (188-85, agency: Interperformances) contributed with 17 points for the winners. Center Darren Fenn (208-80, college: Canisius, agency: Limelight Hoops) answered with 17 points and 7 rebounds and guard David Holston (170-86, college: Chicago St.) added 17 points in the effort for Artland Dragons. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Ratiopharm. Artland Dragons at the other side keep the fourth place with four games lost. They share the position with B.Muenchen and s.Oliver Baskets. Artland Dragons will play next round against EnBW Ludwigsburg trying to get back on the winning streak. Brose Baskets will try to continue on its current victory against sixth ranked s Oliver Baskets in Wuerzburg.
Top scorers:
Brose Baskets: J.Jenkins 18+1reb+1ast, B.Roberts 17+1reb+3ast, A.Leon Tucker 17+8reb+4ast, C.Jacobsen 14+2reb+5ast, M.Slaughter 10+5reb+1ast, T.Pleiss 9+6reb+1ast
Art.Dragons: D.Holston 17+2reb+2ast, D.Fenn 17+7reb+1ast, N.Peavy 13+6reb, A.King 10+6reb+3ast, J.Strasser 9+2ast, A.Hilliard 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 130900


EWE Baskets - s.Oliver Baskets 84-78

Worth to mention about the upset in a game between s Oliver Baskets (7-4) and EWE Baskets (6-4), which took place in Oldenburg. Higher ranked s Oliver Baskets lost to ninth ranked EWE Baskets in a road game 78-84 on Sunday. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 22-13. But s Oliver Baskets won second period 22-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. EWE Baskets made 23-of-28 free shots (82.1 percent) during the game. EWE Baskets outrebounded s Oliver Baskets 36-23 including 17 on the offensive glass. Americans were the main players on the court. It was an exceptional evening for power forward Adam Chubb (208-81, college: Pennsylvania, agency: Pro One Sports) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 11 rebounds. Guard Rickey Paulding (196-82, college: Missouri, agency: Pro One Sports) accounted for 17 points and 6 rebounds for the winning side. Power forward Jason Boone (198-85, college: New York U.) came up with 18 points and 9 rebounds and guard Ben Jacobson (188-83, college: N.Iowa) added 18 points and 4 assists respectively for s Oliver Baskets in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. s Oliver Baskets' coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. EWE Baskets have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to seventh place. Newly promoted s Oliver Baskets dropped to the fourth position with four games lost. They share it with B.Muenchen and Art.Dragons. EWE Baskets will meet league's second-placed ratiopharm Ulm on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. s Oliver Baskets will play against the league's leader Brose Baskets and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
EWE Baskets: A.Chubb 23+11reb+3ast, R.Paulding 17+6reb+3ast, B.Brown 13+4reb+2ast, R.Burrell 12+4reb, K.Hasbrouck 9+2reb, S.Sehovic 6+5reb
s.Oliver Baskets: J.Boone 18+9reb, B.Jacobson 18+2reb+4ast, J.Little 13+2reb+2ast, C.Kramer 13+1ast, I.Elliott 9+5reb+1ast, C.Frazier 5+2reb+1ast
gschID: 130902




ProA Round 13 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News
BV Chemnitz 99 (7-6) outlasted Crailsheim Merlins (8-4) in overtime by two points 92-90 on Saturday night. The game took place in Crailsheim. But the guests from Chemnitz were better at the end. Gary Johnson stepped up with a triple-double by scoring 27 points, 14 rebounds and 12 assists for the winners. Crailsheim Merlins' coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. BV Chemnitz 99 moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Jena. Crailsheim Merlins at the other side dropped to the fourth position with four games lost. BV Chemnitz 99 will face Ehingen/Urspringschule (#11) in Allmendingen in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Crailsheim Merlins will play on the road against USC Heidelberg (#8).

In the last two games of round 13 ETB Wohnbau lost to Kirchheim on the opponent's court 78-91. Karlsruhe managed to outperform Leitershofen in a home game 86-82. Webmoebel recorded a loss to Jena on the road 77-68. Duesseldorf crushed Cuxhaven on its own court 74-52. Heidelberg beat Braves in Heidelberg 98-81. NBC lost to MBC at home 62-77.



Kirchheim - ETB Wohnbau 91-78

Very expected game when 13th ranked ETB Wohnbau (4-8) was defeated on the road by third ranked Kirchheim Knights (9-3) 91-78 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Kirchheim Knights. ETB Wohnbau was better in second period 17-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Kirchheim Knights made 20-of-24 free shots (83.3 percent) during the game. ETB Wohnbau was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. American guard Ahmad Smith (194-84, college: St.Bonaventure) stepped up and scored 12 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists for the winners and his fellow American import center Devin Uskoski (198-85, college: Rocky Mountain) chipped in 18 points and 10 rebounds. Five Kirchheim Knights players scored in double figures. At the losing side American point guard Chris Alexander (186-83, college: Southern) responded with 23 points (made all of his seven free throws) and forward Kevin Wysocki (198-87) scored 10 points and 4 assists. Kirchheim Knights moved-up to second place. ETB Wohnbau at the other side dropped to the twelfth position with eight games lost. Kirchheim Knights will face Cuxhaven BasCats (#7) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. ETB Wohnbau will play against BG Karlsruhe (#14) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
ETB Wohnbau: C.Alexander 23+3reb+3ast, K.Wysocki 10+4reb+4ast, K.Chones 9+5reb+1ast, J.Henley 9+7reb, K.Kern 8+1reb, S.Schroter 7+3reb+1ast
Kirchheim: N.Menck 20+3reb+1ast, D.Uskoski 18+10reb+2ast, S.Adeberg 15+3reb, A.Smith 12+9reb+9ast, C.Brooks 10+1reb+2ast, R.Tomasevic 9+3ast
gschID: 141457


Crailsheim - Chemnitz 90-92 OT

BV Chemnitz 99 (7-6) outlasted Crailsheim Merlins (8-4) in overtime by two points 92-90 on Saturday night. The game took place in Crailsheim. But the guests from Chemnitz were better at the end. The guests trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 22-17 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 12-10. BV Chemnitz 99 shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 54.5 percentage. American point guard Gary Johnson (188-82, college: Cent.Florida) stepped up with a triple-double by scoring 27 points, 14 rebounds and 12 assists for the winners and his fellow American import power forward Ty Shaw (202-79, college: Idaho Coll.) chipped in 17 points and 10 rebounds. At the losing side American forward Darryl Webb (198-88, college: Indiana, PA, agency: Pro One Sports) responded with a double-double by scoring 32 points and 15 rebounds and naturalized American forward Joseph Buck (201-81, college: USC) produced a double-double by scoring 12 points and 10 rebounds. Four Crailsheim Merlins players scored in double figures. Crailsheim Merlins' coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. BV Chemnitz 99 moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Jena. Crailsheim Merlins at the other side dropped to the fourth position with four games lost. BV Chemnitz 99 will face Ehingen/Urspringschule (#11) in Allmendingen in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Crailsheim Merlins will play on the road against USC Heidelberg (#8).
Top scorers:
Crailsheim: D.Webb 32+15reb, M.Hill 18+5ast, B.Baptist 15+5reb+2ast, J.Buck 12+10reb+3ast, B.Obiango 4+4reb, J.Dunbar 3
Chemnitz: G.Johnson 27+14reb+12ast, J.Schmidt 17+2reb+2ast, T.Shaw 17+10reb+3ast, T.Ishizaki 9+1reb, J.Schaffrath 8+2reb+1ast, D.Lawson 8+7reb
gschID: 141458


Karlsruhe - Leitershofen 86-82

The game between closely ranked teams ended with fourteenth ranked BG Karlsruhe's (3-9) home victory over bottom-ranked Leitershofen (1-11) 86-82 on Sunday. The hosts trailed by 1 point after three quarters before their 28-23 charge, which allowed them to win the game. American guard Martin Samarco (191-85, college: Bowling Green) stepped up and scored 27 points for the winners and forward Rouven Roessler (200-80) chipped in 21 points and 7 rebounds. Four BG Karlsruhe players scored in double figures. At the losing side American center DeWayne Richardson (202-77, college: Fairmont St.) responded with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 14 rebounds and the other American import guard Corey Hassan (193-87, college: Sacred Heart) scored 23 points and 4 assists. BG Karlsruhe maintains fourteenth place with 3-9 record. Leitershofen lost fifth consecutive game. Newly promoted team stay at the bottom position with 11 games lost. BG Karlsruhe will face higher ranked ETB Wohnbau (#13) in Essen in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Leitershofen will play at home against NBC in Nurnberg.
Top scorers:
Leitershofen: C.Hassan 23+2reb+4ast, D.Richardson 18+14reb, A.Kronhardt 13+1reb+2ast, D.Veney 8+2reb+1ast, V.Zenk 8+2reb, S.Bowlin 6+3ast
Karlsruhe: M.Samarco 27+4reb+1ast, R.Roessler 21+7reb+3ast, D.Jones 14+5reb+4ast, J.Howard 12+7reb+1ast, A.Rueck 6, M.Hurst 4+4reb
gschID: 141459


Jena - Webmoebel 77-68

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams when 7th ranked Webmoebel Baskets (6-6) were defeated on the road by eighth ranked Science City Jena (7-6) 77-68 on Friday. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 21-18. But Webmoebel Baskets won second period 20-18. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American guard Kenny Barker (191-86, college: Alaska-Anch.) stepped up and scored 15 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners and his fellow American import forward Jeremy Black (203-85, college: Tampa) chipped in 10 points and 12 rebounds. At the losing side American guard Jefferson Mason (198-88, college: Minnesota St., agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement) responded with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 12 rebounds and forward Michael Jost (204-88) scored 12 points. Webmoebel Baskets' coach let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Science City Jena moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Chemnitz. Webmoebel Baskets lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with six games lost. Science City Jena will have a break next round. Webmoebel Baskets will play at home against Gloria Giants (#3) in Duesseldorf.
Top scorers:
Webmoebel: M.Jost 12+1reb+1ast, J.Mason 12+12reb+2ast, J.Diggs 9+1reb+1ast, N.Freer 8+3reb+1ast, B.Spoeler 8+1reb, M.Fleischmann 8+3reb+2ast
Jena: T.Kepkay 19+1reb+2ast, K.Barker 15+6reb+7ast, J.Black 10+12reb+2ast, E.Vierneisel 9+4reb+1ast, T.Schwartz 9+5reb, E.Reyes-Napoles 5+1ast
gschID: 141453


Duesseldorf - Cuxhaven 74-52

Everything went according to plan in Duesseldorf where fourth ranked Gloria Giants (8-3) outscored 6th ranked Cuxhaven BasCats (6-6) 74-52 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Gloria Giants. Cuxhaven BasCats was better in fourth quarter 20-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Gloria Giants dominated down low during the game scoring 44 of its points in the paint compared to Cuxhaven BasCats' 24. They outrebounded Cuxhaven BasCats 38-23 including a 28-14 advantage in defensive rebounds. American-Liberian forward Patrick Flomo (203-80, college: Ohio) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds for the winners and American guard Aubrey Reese (183-78, college: Murray St., agency: Interperformances) chipped in 16 points. Four Gloria Giants players scored in double figures. Gloria Giants' coach Murat Didin felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side American guard Jackson Capel (191-87, college: Evangel) responded with 17 points and 5 rebounds and the other American import swingman Quinnel Brown (198-83, college: Auburn) scored 12 points and 6 rebounds. Gloria Giants have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to third place. Loser Cuxhaven BasCats dropped to the seventh position with six games lost. Gloria Giants will face Webmoebel Baskets (#10) in Paderborn in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Cuxhaven BasCats will play at home against the league's second-placed Kirchheim Knights.
Top scorers:
Cuxhaven: J.Capel 17+5reb+1ast, Q.Brown 12+6reb+3ast, E.Harris 9+4reb+1ast, M.Bogdanov 4+1reb, D.Rice 4+1reb, C.Pfeil 3+1reb
Duesseldorf: P.Flomo 20+10reb+2ast, A.Reese 16+3reb+3ast, M.Petric 10+5reb+1ast, P.Friedel 10+1ast, D.Mims 8+5reb+1ast, R.Keerles 3+4reb+1ast
gschID: 141454


Braves - Heidelberg 81-98

There was no surprise in Homburg where 12th ranked Saar-Pfalz Braves (4-8) were defeated by tenth ranked USC Heidelberg (6-6) 98-81 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by USC Heidelberg. Saar-Pfalz Braves was better in third quarter 32-30. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. USC Heidelberg dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Saar-Pfalz Braves' 36 and made 17-of-19 free shots (89.5 percent) during the game. American-Belizean guard Charles Burgess (186-84, college: Texas Tech) stepped up and scored 21 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists for the winners and American guard Clint Sargent (193, college: S.Dakota St.) chipped in 22 points. USC Heidelberg's coach Uwe Sauer used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side American guard Robert McKiver (191-84, college: Houston) responded with 29 points and forward Robert Cardenas (200-82) scored 10 points and 7 rebounds. Five USC Heidelberg and four Saar-Pfalz Braves players scored in double figures. USC Heidelberg moved-up to seventh place, which they share with 3 other teams. Saar-Pfalz Braves lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the twelfth position with eight games lost. USC Heidelberg will face higher ranked Crailsheim Merlins (#4) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Saar-Pfalz Braves will play against the league's leader Mitteldeutscher BC (#1) having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Braves: R.McKiver 29+3reb+3ast, K.Karamatskos 11+3reb+2ast, R.Cardenas 10+7reb+2ast, L.Jeka 10+4reb+4ast, M.Damjanovic 9+2reb+3ast, T.Reed 8+4reb
Heidelberg: C.Sargent 22+3reb+3ast, C.Burgess 21+5reb+9ast, S.Watts 16+4reb, B.Schoo 13+7reb+1ast, P.Zipser 11+5reb, J.Heindel 8+2reb
gschID: 141455


NBC - MBC 62-77

No shocking result in a game in Nurnberg where first ranked Mitteldeutscher BC (10-1) won against 7th ranked NBC (6-6) 77-62 on Saturday. The game without a history. Mitteldeutscher BC led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Power forward Steve Wachalski (203-83) stepped up and scored 14 points for the winners and American guard Robert Holcomb Faye (185-84, college: Radford) chipped in 12 points and 4 assists. Holcomb Faye is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. At the losing side naturalized American power forward Ryan De Michael (205-77, college: Tenn-Martin) responded with 20 points and 8 rebounds and Nigerian forward Ike Okoye (206, college: Boise St.) scored 11 points and 7 rebounds. Mitteldeutscher BC have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. They maintain first place with 10-1 record. Newly promoted NBC keeps the seventh position with six games lost. Mitteldeutscher BC will face Saar-Pfalz Braves (#12) in Homburg in the next round which should be an easy win for them. NBC will play on the road against Leitershofen (#15) in Diedorf.
Top scorers:
NBC: R.De Michael 20+8reb+2ast, C.Abercrombie 11+6reb+1ast, I.Okoye 11+7reb+1ast, S.Barth 7+1reb+4ast, J.Harris 6+3reb+1ast, J.Reile 3+2reb
MBC: S.Wachalski 14+4reb+2ast, P.Heyden 13+4reb, R.Holcomb Faye 12+3reb+4ast, M.Schwarz 10+1reb+1ast, C.Oakes 9+7reb+1ast, A.Reid 7+3reb+5ast
gschID: 141456




Standings - 1. Bundesliga
1.Bundesliga Standings
 1. Brose Baskets 8-2 
 2. Ratiopharm 8-2 
 3. ALBA 7-2 
 4. Art.Dragons 7-4 
 5. B.Muenchen 7-4 
 6. s.Oliver Baskets 7-4 
 7. EWE Baskets 6-4 
 8. NY Phantoms 6-5 
 9. Bremerhaven 6-5 
 10. Telekom Baskets 6-5 
 11. Bayreuth 5-6 
 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 1-10 


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


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


Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga
Points Per Game
 David HOLSTON
  Art.Drag.
  (170-G-86)
  Avg: 18.6
 1. Holston, Art.Drag.18.6 
 2. Brown, EWE Baskets18.3 
 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. Chubb, EWE Baskets7.5 
 5. Sykes, Goettingen6.9 
 6. Troutman, B.Mue.6.9 
 7. Ovcina, LTi 46ers6.7 
 8. Davidson, Fraport6.7 
 9. Elliott, s.Oliv.6.6 
 10. Hunter, Bayreuth6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Jared JORDAN
  Telekom .
  (188-PG-84)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Jordan, Telekom8.1 
 2. Joyce, TBB Trier5.8 
 3. Holston, Art.Drag.5.7 
 4. Wood, ALBA5.6 
 5. Brewer, Bremerha.5.5 
 6. Brown, EWE Baskets4.9 
 7. Campbell, Walter T.4.8 
 8. Hamann, B.Muenchen4.5 
 9. Gibson, Bayreuth4.4 
 10. Gavel, Brose B.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.1.5 
 3. Carter, Phoenix1.5 
 4. Bernard, LTi 46ers1.4 
 5. Kramer, s.Oliv.1.4 
 6. Wood, ALBA1.4 
 7. Crowe, Phoenix1.4 
 8. Jacobson, s.Oliv.1.3 
 9. Trice, Ratiopharm1.3 
 10. Linhart, TBB Trier1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Ekenechukwu IBEKWE
  Bayreuth
  (206-F-85)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Ibekwe, Bayreuth2.2 
 2. Slaughter, Brose B.2.2 
 3. Gaffney, Teleko.2.1 
 4. Pleiss, 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. Chubb, EWE Baske.0.8 


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A1 Round 7: Panathinaikos beat Ilysiakos in a derby game - by Eurobasket News
The most exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Athens: Panathinaikos (#4) and Ilysiakos (#8). Panathinaikos (5-1) crushed visiting Ilysiakos (3-4) by 26 points 84-58. The game was mostly controlled by Panathinaikos. Ilysiakos managed to win fourth quarter 22-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Panathinaikos shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 52.2 percentage. American-Polish guard David Logan (184-82, college: Indianapolis) fired 14 points for the winners. The former international guard Dimitris Diamantidis (196-80) chipped in 11 points. Bosnian-Serbian forward Miroslav Todic (206-85) produced 23 points for lost side. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Defending champion moved-up to third place, which they share with Kolossos. Ilysiakos at the other side keeps the eighth position with four games lost. They share it with PAOK. Panathinaikos is looking forward to face PAOK (#8) in Thessaloniki in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Ilysiakos will play at home against Kolossos in Rodou and is hoping to prove to their supporters that the loss was just an accident.
Bottom-ranked Marousi (0-7) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 79-64 loss to ninth ranked AGOR (3-3) in Rethymno. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Zack Wright (188-85, college: Central Mo.) who helped to win the game recording 21 points and 5 assists. Dionte Christmas contributed with 17 points and 4 assists for the winners. The former international forward Nestoras Kommatos (203-77) answered with 22 points for Marousi. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. AGOR moved-up to seventh place. Marousi at the other side still closes the standings with seven games lost. AGOR will play against league's second-placed Panionios in Athens in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Marousi will play at home against Peristeri GS (#5) in Athens and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Tenth-ranked Aris (1-5) made lots of trouble for third ranked Olympiakos (6-1) in Thessaloniki on Sunday. The visitors from Athens managed to secure only one-point victory 71-70. However their fans expected much easier game. It was a great evening for Vassilis Spanoulis who led his team to a victory scoring 29 points and 5 assists. At the losing side Dominic James responded with 14 points and 4 assists. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Olympiakos keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Panionios. Loser Aris keeps the tenth place with five games lost. They share the position with KAOD. Olympiakos will meet at home KAOD (#10) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Aris will play against Kavala.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Rodou. Local Kolossos (5-1) outscored 6th ranked Kavala (4-3) 83-55. Kolossos moved-up to third place, which they share with Panathinaikos. Kavala at the other side keeps the sixth position with three games lost. Kolossos' next round opponent will be Ilysiakos (#9) in Athens which should be theoretically another easy game. Kavala will play at home against Aris in Thessaloniki.

In the last two games of round 7 Ikaros was defeated by Panionios in Athens 78-64. Peristeri GS beat PAOK at home 73-63.
The best stats of 7th round was 19 points and 11 rebounds by Alex Stepheson of Panionios.



Panionios - Ikaros 78-64

There was no surprise in Athens where 11th ranked Ikaros (1-6) was defeated by second ranked Panionios (6-1) 78-64. The game without a history. Panionios led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They shot the lights out from three nailing 12 long-distance shots on high 63.2 percentage. It was an exceptional evening for American forward Alex Stepheson (205-87, college: USC) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 11 rebounds. His fellow American import guard Jon Diebler (198-88, college: Ohio St.) accounted for 13 points for the winning side. Four Panionios players scored in double figures. Australian-New Zealand center Aron Baynes (208-86, college: Washington St.) came up with 15 points and 6 rebounds and the former international guard Fanis Koumpouras (185-83, agency: FCM) added 11 points respectively for Ikaros in the defeat. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Panionios have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Olympiakos. Ikaros at the other side dropped to the twelfth place with six games lost. Panionios' next round opponent will be AGOR (#7) in Rethymno which should be theoretically an easy game.
Top scorers:
Panionios: A.Stepheson 19+11reb+3ast, J.Diebler 13+3reb+2ast, W.Keys 12+5ast, V.Xanthopoulos 12+2reb+2ast, S.Nadjfeji 6+2reb+1ast, G.Athanasoulas 6+1reb+2ast
Ikaros: A.Baynes 15+6reb, F.Koumpouras 11+2reb+3ast, M.King 11+2reb+2ast, M.Ljubicic 8+4reb+3ast, R.Papargiropoulos 7+3reb, V.Karaboulas 4+1reb+4ast
gschID: 152388


Aris - Olympiakos 70-71

Tenth-ranked Aris (1-5) made lots of trouble for third ranked Olympiakos (6-1) in Thessaloniki on Sunday. The visitors from Athens managed to secure only one-point victory 71-70. However their fans expected much easier game. The guests trailed by 8 points after first quarter, but they rallied back winning next two quarters and won the game by 1 point. Olympiakos made 16-of-19 free shots (84.2 percent) during the game. It was a great evening for international guard Vassilis Spanoulis (193-82, agency: Beo Basket) who led his team to a victory scoring 29 points and 5 assists. International guard Konstantinos Sloukas (197-90) helped adding 10 points. At the losing side American point guard Dominic James (180-86, college: Marquette) responded with 14 points and 4 assists and the other American import forward Sam Muldrow (205, college: S.Carolina) scored 14 points and 6 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Olympiakos keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Panionios. Loser Aris keeps the tenth place with five games lost. They share the position with KAOD. Olympiakos will meet at home KAOD (#10) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Aris will play against Kavala.
Top scorers:
Olympiakos: V.Spanoulis 29+5ast, K.Sloukas 10+3reb+2ast, K.Hines 9+2reb, M.Gecevicius 8+2reb, G.Printezis 7+6reb+1ast, P.Antic 3+8reb
Aris: S.Muldrow 14+6reb, D.James 14+3reb+4ast, C.Tapoutos 12+5reb, M.Krusic 8+5reb, M.Tsairelis 7+2reb, S.Kerusch 6+5reb+1ast
gschID: 152389


Kolossos - Kavala 83-55

The game with biggest result difference took place in Rodou. Local Kolossos (5-1) outscored 6th ranked Kavala (4-3) 83-55. Kolossos moved-up to third place, which they share with Panathinaikos. Kavala at the other side keeps the sixth position with three games lost. Kolossos' next round opponent will be Ilysiakos (#9) in Athens which should be theoretically another easy game. Kavala will play at home against Aris in Thessaloniki.
gschID: 152384


Panathinaikos - Ilysiakos 84-58

The most exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Athens: Panathinaikos (#4) and Ilysiakos (#8). Panathinaikos (5-1) crushed visiting Ilysiakos (3-4) by 26 points 84-58. The game was mostly controlled by Panathinaikos. Ilysiakos managed to win fourth quarter 22-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Panathinaikos shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 52.2 percentage. American-Polish guard David Logan (184-82, college: Indianapolis) fired 14 points for the winners. The former international guard Dimitris Diamantidis (196-80) chipped in 11 points. Bosnian-Serbian forward Miroslav Todic (206-85) produced 23 points and Costa Rican center Hernold Gardener (205-82, college: Lon Morris JC) added 14 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Defending champion moved-up to third place, which they share with Kolossos. Ilysiakos at the other side keeps the eighth position with four games lost. They share it with PAOK. Panathinaikos is looking forward to face PAOK (#8) in Thessaloniki in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Ilysiakos will play at home against Kolossos in Rodou and is hoping to prove to their supporters that the loss was just an accident.
Top scorers:
Panathinaikos: D.Logan 14+1reb+1ast, D.Diamantidis 11+1reb+3ast, P.Kalathis 11+3reb, I.Vougioukas 10+4reb, R.Sato 9+2reb+1ast, S.Jasikevicius 9+2reb+1ast
Ilysiakos: M.Todic 23+4reb+1ast, H.Gardener 14+5reb, N.Chatzis 5+2ast, H.NaNa 5+7reb, A.Spanos 3+1reb+1ast, L.Kaselakis 2+1reb
gschID: 152385


Peristeri GS - PAOK 73-63

The game between closely ranked teams ended with sixth ranked Peristeri GS's (4-2) home victory over 7th ranked PAOK (3-4) 73-63. The game was mostly controlled by Peristeri GS. PAOK was better in third quarter 19-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. 26 personal fouls committed by PAOK helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was an exceptional evening for American guard Richard Roby (198-85) who led the winners and scored 24 points and 8 rebounds. His fellow American import forward Ernest Scott (201-82, college: Valdosta St., agency: VVG Sports) accounted for 12 points and 8 rebounds for the winning side. Four Peristeri GS players scored in double figures. American forward Marcus Goree (201-77, college: W.Virginia) came up with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 11 rebounds and the former international guard Giannis Kalambokis (195-78, agency: FCM) added 15 points respectively for PAOK in the defeat. Peristeri GS moved-up to fifth place. PAOK at the other side dropped to the eighth position with four games lost. Peristeri GS's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Marousi (#13) on the road and are hoping to win another game. PAOK will play against Panathinaikos (#4) in Athens.
Top scorers:
Peristeri GS: R.Roby 24+8reb, N.Papantoniou 18+3reb+1ast, E.Scott 12+8reb+3ast, J.Mocnik 11+5reb+5ast, E.Boateng 7+4reb, A.Petroulas 1+3reb+1ast
PAOK: G.Kalambokis 15+1reb+2ast, D.Dikoudis 11+1reb+1ast, M.Goree 10+11reb+1ast, J.Giddens 7+3reb, M.Giannakidis 7+4reb, D.Kalampakas 6
gschID: 152386


AGOR - Marousi 79-64

Bottom-ranked Marousi (0-7) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 79-64 loss to ninth ranked AGOR (3-3) in Rethymno. The game was mostly controlled by AGOR. Marousi was better in second period 16-10. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Zack Wright (188-85, college: Central Mo.) who helped to win the game recording 21 points and 5 assists. His fellow American import guard Dionte Christmas (196-86, college: Temple) contributed with 17 points and 4 assists for the winners. The former international forward Nestoras Kommatos (203-77) answered with 22 points and the former international power forward Dimitris Haritopoulos (206-83, agency: FCM) added 12 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Marousi. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. AGOR moved-up to seventh place. Marousi at the other side still closes the standings with seven games lost. AGOR will play against league's second-placed Panionios in Athens in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Marousi will play at home against Peristeri GS (#5) in Athens and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
AGOR: Z.Wright 21+3reb+5ast, D.Christmas 17+4reb+4ast, B.Petway 12+4reb+1ast, T.Johnson 9+5reb+1ast, N.Papanikolaou 8+4reb+1ast, P.Dorkofikis 5+1reb+2ast
Marousi: N.Kommatos 22+4reb+2ast, D.Haritopoulos 12+10reb, Y.Gagaloudis 11+2reb+5ast, G.Demertzis 6+3reb+3ast, S.Fazianos 4+6reb+1ast, D.Agravanis 3+1reb
gschID: 152387




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. Roby, Peristeri GS17.6 
 4. Tapoutos, Aris16.8 
 5. Kommatos, Marousi16.0 
 6. Taylor, Kavala15.0 
 7. James, Aris15.0 
 8. Baynes, Ikaros14.3 
 9. Gagaloudis, Marousi14.0 
 10. Spanoulis, Olympi.14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Alex STEPHESON
  Panio.
  (205-F-87)
  Avg: 9
 1. Stepheson, Panio.9.0 
 2. Haritopoulos, Maro.8.8 
 3. Baynes, Ikaros8.7 
 4. Giddens, PAOK7.2 
 5. Charissis, Kolossos6.8 
 6. Flowers, KAOD6.7 
 7. O''Bryant, Kavala6.7 
 8. Tapoutos, Aris6.5 
 9. Kommatos, Marousi6.2 
 10. Goree, PAOK6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Alekos PETROULAS
  Perister.
  (202-F-78)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Petroulas, Periste.5.8 
 2. Xanthopoulos, Pani.5.6 
 3. Spanoulis, Olympia.5.4 
 4. Gagaloudis, Marousi5.3 
 5. Thompson, Ilysi.5.0 
 6. Diamantidis, Panat.4.8 
 7. Charalampidi., KAO.4.7 
 8. James, Aris4.5 
 9. Wright, AGOR4.0 
 10. Calathes, Panathi.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Darryl THOMPSON
  Ilysi.
  (173-PG-85)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Thompson, Ilysi.2.3 
 2. Hatten, Kolossos1.8 
 3. Diamantidis, Panat.1.8 
 4. Tsamis, Kolossos1.8 
 5. Christmas, AGOR1.7 
 6. Roby, Peristeri GS1.6 
 7. Wright, AGOR1.5 
 8. James, Aris1.3 
 9. Chatzis, Ilysiakos1.3 
 10. Charalampidi., KA.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Patrick O''BRYANT
  Kavala
  (213-C-86)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. O''Bryant, Kavala1.8 
 2. Muldrow, Aris1.8 
 3. Hines, Olympiakos1.7 
 4. Flowers, KAOD1.3 
 5. Giddens, PAOK1.3 
 6. Scott, Peristeri GS1.2 
 7. Vougioukas, Panat.1.0 
 8. Charissis, Kolossos1.0 
 9. Johnson, Ikaros1.0 
 10. Zimic, Perister.1.0 


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


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


Stats Leaders - Eredivisie
Points Per Game
 Lance JETER
  Leeuwarden
  (190-G-)
  Avg: 18.8
 1. Jeter, Leeuwarden18.8 
 2. Anderson, Weert18.2 
 3. Humphrey, Nijmegen17.2 
 4. Acker, Nijmegen17.2 
 5. Sally, Rotterdam16.9 
 6. Hargrove, Nijmegen15.4 
 7. Wesby, Groningen15.3 
 8. Adako, Leeuwarden15.2 
 9. Boxley, Leiden14.2 
 10. Sanchez, Leeuw.14.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Yamene COLEMAN
  Weert
  (206-C-86)
  Avg: 9.8
 1. Coleman, Weert9.8 
 2. Sanchez, Leeuw.8.7 
 3. Robinson, Zwolle8.4 
 4. Bekkering, Nijme.7.4 
 5. Wesley, Den Bosch6.5 
 6. de Randamie, Groni.6.4 
 7. Wyatt, Groningen6.3 
 8. Humphrey, Nijmegen6.3 
 9. Hargrove, Nijmegen6.2 
 10. Boxley, Leiden6.1 
Assists Per Game
 Robbie HARMAN
  Weert
  (185-G-88)
  Avg: 5.1
 1. Harman, Weert5.1 
 2. Turner, Den Bosch4.7 
 3. Anderson, Weert4.3 
 4. Jeter, Leeuwarden4.2 
 5. Acker, Nijmegen4.1 
 6. Bell, Groningen3.6 
 7. Wells, Zwolle3.3 
 8. de Randamie, Groni.3.1 
 9. Slagter, Leiden2.7 
 10. Huffman, Zwolle2.6 
Steals Per Game
 Damon HUFFMAN
  Zwolle
  (187-G-85)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Huffman, Zwolle2.7 
 2. Harman, Weert2.7 
 3. Gonzalvez, Den B.2.3 
 4. Anderson, Weert2.0 
 5. Wesley, Den Bosch2.0 
 6. Turner, Den Bosch1.9 
 7. Jones, Rotterdam1.9 
 8. de Jong, Leiden1.9 
 9. Wells, Zwolle1.8 
 10. Jeter, Leeuwarden1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Ross BEKKERING
  Nijme.
  (203-F-85)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Bekkering, Nijme.1.6 
 2. Wyatt, Groningen1.5 
 3. Minter, Weert1.2 
 4. Wesley, Den Bosch1.0 
 5. Maddox, Zwolle0.9 
 6. Poels, Leeuwarden0.9 
 7. Boxley, Leiden0.8 
 8. Zondervan, Zwolle0.7 
 9. Kennedy, Leiden0.7 
 10. Wessels, Den Bos.0.7 


Teams of Canarias Academy will bring eight Dutch talents to their home tournament - by Fred Roggen
As in 2010 Canarias Basketball Academy is again present with two teams in the Rinus de Jong Invitational, the prestigious basketball tournament for men's youthteams in Den Bosch, the Netherlands. The event is from December 27. till 30. In the first edition of the Invitational CBA won the competition in the Under18-category and ended second, behind Mega Vizura Belgrade (Serbia), in the U20-class.

The participation of both Canarias Academy teams offers the homecrowd a possibility to see a great number of their better national talents in action. Those gifted players now try to improve their skills at the famous basketball school of Rob Orellana, the American owner/trainer. At least eight Dutchies will carry the CBA-jersey in Den Bosch. Quincy Treffers (202-F-91), Matthias Runs and Joel Brandt (195-F-92) will join the CBA Under21-squad and Shane Hammink (198-G-94), Jito Kok (205-C-94), Floris Versteeg, Stefan Topalovic (186-G-95) and Mekbib Anthonisse will represent their academy in the Under18-competition. A year ago four other Dutch talents made so much progesss at the CBA talent school they all earned a transfer to a first division college in the States: Sharlon Kloof to Saint Bonaventure, Kadeem Pantophlet to Duquesne University, Thomas van der Mars to Portland University and Joey van Zegeren to Virginia Tech.

The organisers of the Rinus de Jong Invitational, named after the man who brought the hometeam of the city of the Den Bosch to the upperclass in Europe in the eighties of the last century, are working hard to complete the list of participating teams. They expect this job will be done in a couple of days.




Eredivisie Round 12 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News
The biggest surprise of round 12 in Eredivisie was guest Den Bosch's (7-3) road victory over second-best Leiden (6-4) 76-68 on Saturday evening. It was a key game for the second position in the league. The guests trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 1-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 76-68. Den Bosch made 22-of-24 free shots (91.7 percent) during the game. Strangely Leiden outrebounded Den Bosch 37-25 including a 13-2 advantage in offensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was American guard Frank Turner (178-88, college: Canisius, agency: Court Side) who scored 15 points and 5 assists. International forward Kees Akerboom (200-83, agency: Court Side) chipped in 14 points. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Seamus Boxley (201-82, college: Portland St.) who recorded a double-double by scoring 12 points and 10 rebounds. Den Bosch have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place. Defending champion Leiden dropped to the fourth position with four games lost. They share it with Zwolle. Den Bosch are looking forward to face Nijmegen (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Leiden will have a break next round.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Den Bosch. Third ranked Den Bosch faced one of their biggest challengers Zwolle. Host Den Bosch (7-3) defeated guests from Zwolle (6-4) 73-67. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Zwolle. It was a good game for international forward Stefan Wessels (203-84, agency: R.H.Consultancy) who led his team to a victory with 21 points. David Gonzalvez contributed with 8 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. American guard Cameron Wells (185-88, college: Citadel, agency: Pro One Sports) replied with 15 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for Zwolle. Den Bosch have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place. Zwolle at the other side keeps the fourth position with four games lost. They share it with Leiden. Den Bosch will play against Nijmegen (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Zwolle will have a break next round.
Leader Groningen delivered the eighth victory on Sunday night. This time they beat 8th ranked Rotterdam (1-10) 60-50. Worth to mention a quality performance of Alex Wesby who helped to win the game recording 22 points and 6 rebounds. The best for the losing side was Tyrone Sally with 16 points and 7 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Groningen maintains first position with 8-3 record. Rotterdam lost sixth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom place with ten games lost. Groningen will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Rotterdam will play against Weert (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last game of round 12 Weert was defeated by Leeuwarden in a road game 83-77.



Den Bosch - Zwolle 73-67

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Den Bosch. Third ranked Den Bosch faced one of their biggest challengers Zwolle. Host Den Bosch (7-3) defeated guests from Zwolle (6-4) 73-67. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Zwolle. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Zwolle won third quarter 25-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a good game for international forward Stefan Wessels (203-84, agency: R.H.Consultancy) who led his team to a victory with 21 points. American guard David Gonzalvez (193-87, college: Richmond) contributed with 8 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. American guard Cameron Wells (185-88, college: Citadel, agency: Pro One Sports) replied with 15 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists and his fellow American import forward Kareem Maddox (203-89, college: Princeton) added 14 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Zwolle. Den Bosch have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place. Zwolle at the other side keeps the fourth position with four games lost. They share it with Leiden. Den Bosch will play against Nijmegen (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Zwolle will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Den Bosch: S.Wessels 21+4reb+1ast, T.Wesley 9+7reb+3ast, K.Akerboom 8+2reb, D.Gonzalvez 8+10reb+4ast, D.Steenvoorde 7+4reb+1ast, F.Turner 7+7reb+6ast
Zwolle: C.Wells 15+6reb+5ast, K.Maddox 14+6reb, A.Saaka 12+4reb+1ast, D.Huffman 8+1reb+2ast, K.Zondervan 7+4reb, N.Hulzebos 5+3reb
gschID: 137973


Leeuwarden - Weert 83-77

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 7th ranked Weert's (1-8) road loss to sixth ranked Leeuwarden (5-5) 77-83 on Saturday. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Weert won third quarter 25-24. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Leeuwarden made 22-of-28 free shots (78.6 percent) during the game. Worth to mention a great performance of American-Mexican forward Mark Sanchez (201-87, college: Boise St., agency: Court Side) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 22 points and 11 rebounds and American guard Lance Jeter (190, college: Nebraska) who added 15 points and 5 assists during the contest. The best for the losing side was American guard Robbie Harman (185-88, college: Cent.Michigan, agency: Court Side) with 14 points and 5 assists and the former international forward Sjors Besseling (198-85, agency: Court Side) scored 18 points. Five Leeuwarden and four Weert players scored in double figures. Leeuwarden maintains sixth position with 5-5 record. Weert lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the seventh place with eight games lost. Leeuwarden will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Weert will play against Rotterdam (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Leeuwarden: M.Sanchez 22+11reb+2ast, T.de Paula 15+1reb+3ast, L.Jeter 15+1reb+5ast, S.Poels 11+8reb, C.Chitwood 10+3reb+2ast, M.Hof 6+1reb+1ast
Weert: S.Besseling 18+4reb, R.Harman 14+4reb+5ast, D.Anderson 11+4reb+4ast, D.Minter 10+5reb+1ast, Y.Coleman 8+5reb+2ast, M.Kouwijzer 7+2ast
gschID: 137974


Groningen - Rotterdam 60-50

Leader Groningen delivered the eighth victory on Sunday night. This time they beat 8th ranked Rotterdam (1-10) 60-50. The game was mostly controlled by Groningen. Rotterdam managed to win third quarter 18-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Rotterdam to just 6 points in second quarter. Groningen forced 19 Rotterdam turnovers and outrebounded them 48-34 including a 20-4 advantage in offensive rebounds. Worth to mention a quality performance of American guard Alex Wesby (196-80, college: Temple, agency: R.H.Consultancy) who helped to win the game recording 22 points and 6 rebounds and the other American import power forward Avis Wyatt (211-84, college: Virginia St.) who added 6 points and 11 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was American forward Tyrone Sally (201-82, college: W.Virginia, agency: Gamble Sports Management) with 16 points and 7 rebounds and naturalized Serbian guard Stefan Mladenovic (190-90, agency: Court Side) scored 17 points. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Groningen maintains first position with 8-3 record. Rotterdam lost sixth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom place with ten games lost. Groningen will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Rotterdam will play against Weert (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Groningen: A.Wesby 22+6reb, B.Defares 8+3reb+3ast, D.Bell 7+4reb, A.Wyatt 6+11reb+1ast, S.de Randamie 6+4reb+1ast, T.Theeuwkens 4+3reb
Rotterdam: S.Mladenovic 17+3reb+1ast, T.Sally 16+7reb, R.de Pagter 8+6reb, D.Jones 6+5reb, G.Slagter 2+9reb+1ast, S.De Haas 1+4reb+1ast
gschID: 137976


Leiden - Den Bosch 68-76

The biggest surprise of round 12 in Eredivisie was guest Den Bosch's (7-3) road victory over second-best Leiden (6-4) 76-68 on Saturday evening. It was a key game for the second position in the league. The guests trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 1-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 76-68. Den Bosch made 22-of-24 free shots (91.7 percent) during the game. Strangely Leiden outrebounded Den Bosch 37-25 including a 13-2 advantage in offensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was American guard Frank Turner (178-88, college: Canisius, agency: Court Side) who scored 15 points and 5 assists. International forward Kees Akerboom (200-83, agency: Court Side) chipped in 14 points. Five Den Bosch players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Seamus Boxley (201-82, college: Portland St.) who recorded a double-double by scoring 12 points and 10 rebounds and guard Worthy de Jong (194-88, agency: R.H.Consultancy) added 14 points respectively. Den Bosch have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place. Defending champion Leiden dropped to the fourth position with four games lost. They share it with Zwolle. Den Bosch are looking forward to face Nijmegen (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Leiden will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Den Bosch: F.Turner 15+2reb+5ast, K.Akerboom 14+2reb+3ast, S.Wessels 11+4reb+3ast, P.Van Paassen 10+6reb+1ast, D.Gonzalvez 10+2reb+2ast, R.Jansen 9+3reb
Leiden: W.de Jong 14+4reb+1ast, S.Boxley 12+10reb, A.Slagter 9+3reb+4ast, P.Hilliman 8+3reb, S.Cunningham 7+1reb, T.Sas 7+3reb
gschID: 164059




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


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  HUNGARY   


A Division Round 9: Falco-Szova keeps a leadership position - by Eurobasket News
The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Falco-Szova as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Falco-Szova defeated 4th placed Kecskemeti in Szombathely 83-73. The hosts trailed by 7 points after three quarters before their 27-10 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Falco-Szova made 20-of-22 free shots (90.9 percent) during the game. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Falco-Szova made 11 blocks. American guard Chad Timberlake (194-84, college: Fair Dickinson) stepped up and scored 26 points and 5 rebounds for the winners and the former international guard Laszlo Kalman (186-72, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) chipped in 18 points and 11 assists. The best for the losing side was the former international guard Krisztian Wittmann (185-85, agency: FCM) with 17 points and 5 assists. Falco-Szova (8-1) have an impressive series of six victories in a row. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Kormend and Albacomp. Kecskemeti at the other side dropped to the fifth place with three games lost. Kecskemeti will play next round against strong Szolnok trying to get back on the winning streak. Falco-Szova will try to continue on its current victory against third ranked Kormend on the road.
Bottom-ranked ZTE KK (0-9) is still winless. This time they lost on the road their ninth consecutive match to fifth ranked Szolnok (7-2) 96-79. American swingman Julien Mills (193-85, college: Ball St.) nailed a double-double by scoring 14 points and 11 rebounds for the winning side and Akos Horvath accounted for 14 points and 10 assists (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line). American swingman Tim Whitworth (198-81, college: Drexel, agency: Limelight Hoops) came up with 24 points for ZTE KK in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Szolnok moved-up to fourth place. ZTE KK lost their ninth game in a row. Defending champion still closes the standings with nine games lost. Szolnok will play against Kecskemeti (#5) on the road in the next round. ZTE KK will play against Atomeromu (#6) in Paks and hopes to get finally their first victory.
The game in Sopron was also quite interesting. Third ranked Kormend (8-1) played at the court of 8th ranked Soproni (3-6). Kormend managed to secure a 8-point victory 78-70 on Saturday. The best player for the winners was Darian Townes who scored 16 points and 8 rebounds. Kormend's coach used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. At the other side the best for losing team was Benson Egemonye who recorded 18 points and 9 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). The victory was the third consecutive win for Kormend. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Albacomp and Falco-Szova. Soproni lost their third game in a row. They dropped to the ninth place with six games lost. They share the position with Marso NYKK and Szedeak. Kormend will meet at home league's leader Falco-Szova in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Soproni will play against Jaszberenyi (#13) and hope to secure a win.
An interesting game took place in Pecs where 6th ranked Atomeromu (5-4) was upset on the court of ninth ranked PVSK Pannon (4-5) 83-79. It was a good game for Andrija Ciric who led his team to a victory with 32 points and 6 rebounds. PVSK Pannon moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Kaposvari. Atomeromu at the other side keeps the sixth position with four games lost. PVSK Pannon's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Albacomp in Szekesfehervar and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Twelfth ranked Szedeak (3-6) crushed at home 13th ranked Jaszberenyi (2-7) by 32 points 106-74, which is the biggest margin this round on Friday night. Szedeak moved-up to ninth place, which they share with Soproni and Marso NYKK. Jaszberenyi lost their fourth game in a row. Jaszberenyi at the other side, also newcomer in the league, dropped to the twelfth position with seven games lost. Szedeak will face higher ranked Kaposvari (#7) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Jaszberenyi will play against Soproni (#11) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last two games of round 9 FS Debrecen was destroyed by Kaposvari on the opponent's court 88-69. Marso NYKK unfortunately lost to Albacomp in a home game 63-71.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 30 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists by Nik Raivio of Kaposvari.



Falco-Szova - Kecskemeti 83-73

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Falco-Szova as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Falco-Szova defeated 4th placed Kecskemeti in Szombathely 83-73. The hosts trailed by 7 points after three quarters before their 27-10 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Falco-Szova made 20-of-22 free shots (90.9 percent) during the game. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Falco-Szova made 11 blocks. American guard Chad Timberlake (194-84, college: Fair Dickinson) stepped up and scored 26 points and 5 rebounds for the winners and the former international guard Laszlo Kalman (186-72, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) chipped in 18 points and 11 assists. Four Falco-Szova players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was the former international guard Krisztian Wittmann (185-85, agency: FCM) with 17 points and 5 assists and American guard Thomas Kelley (188-77, college: Michigan St., agency: TSS Management) scored 13 points. Falco-Szova (8-1) have an impressive series of six victories in a row. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Kormend and Albacomp. Kecskemeti at the other side dropped to the fifth place with three games lost. Kecskemeti will play next round against strong Szolnok trying to get back on the winning streak. Falco-Szova will try to continue on its current victory against third ranked Kormend on the road.
Top scorers:
Falco-Szova: C.Timberlake 26+5reb+1ast, Z.Szabo 19+8reb+3ast, L.Kalman 18+3reb+11ast, T.Will 10+6reb, D.Pantelic 4+7reb, T.Harazin 4+1reb
Kecskemeti: K.Wittmann 17+5ast, T.Kelley 13+1reb+3ast, G.Radonjic 10+3reb+1ast, M.Csorvasi 9+4reb+2ast, G.Denes 9+6reb+2ast, Z.Bencze 7+7reb
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PVSK Pannon - Atomeromu 83-79

An interesting game took place in Pecs where 6th ranked Atomeromu (5-4) was upset on the court of ninth ranked PVSK Pannon (4-5) 83-79. Atomeromu was ahead by 7 points after three quarters before a 23-12 charge of PVSK Pannon, which allowed them to win the game. 29 personal fouls committed by Atomeromu helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for Serbian guard Andrija Ciric (199-80, agency: BeoExcell) who led his team to a victory with 32 points and 6 rebounds. The former international forward Norbert Toth (203-86, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) contributed with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. American center Donald Cole (204-81, college: Sam Houston St., agency: Edge Sports) answered with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 12 rebounds and international swingman David Vojvoda (191-90, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) added 18 points and 4 steals in the effort for Atomeromu. Four Atomeromu players scored in double figures. PVSK Pannon moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Kaposvari. Atomeromu at the other side keeps the sixth position with four games lost. PVSK Pannon's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Albacomp in Szekesfehervar and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
PVSK Pannon: A.Ciric 32+6reb+1ast, N.Vasojevic 16+3reb+4ast, N.Toth 12+10reb+1ast, J.Eilingsfeld 9+6reb+1ast, J.Doyne 9+7reb+5ast, P.Kovacs 3+3reb+2ast
Atomeromu: D.Cole 23+12reb+1ast, D.Vojvoda 18+1reb+1ast, L.Williams 11+2reb+2ast, F.Morgen 10+7reb+1ast, N.Williams 6+2reb+2ast, T.Kaman 6+7reb
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Soproni - Kormend 70-78

The game in Sopron was also quite interesting. Third ranked Kormend (8-1) played at the court of 8th ranked Soproni (3-6). Kormend managed to secure a 8-point victory 78-70 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 7 points after three quarters before their 29-14 charge, which allowed them to win the game. The best player for the winners was American power forward Darian Townes (208-84) who scored 16 points and 8 rebounds. The former international guard Csaba Ferencz (194-85, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) chipped in 16 points and 6 rebounds. Kormend's coach used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. At the other side the best for losing team was Nigerian center Benson Egemonye (207-83, college: Niagara) who recorded 18 points and 9 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and American guard Janou Rubin (193-82, college: UCLA) added 20 points and 7 rebounds respectively. Five Kormend and four Soproni players scored in double figures. The victory was the third consecutive win for Kormend. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Albacomp and Falco-Szova. Soproni lost their third game in a row. They dropped to the ninth place with six games lost. They share the position with Marso NYKK and Szedeak. Kormend will meet at home league's leader Falco-Szova in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Soproni will play against Jaszberenyi (#13) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Kormend: C.Ferencz 16+6reb+1ast, D.Townes 16+8reb+1ast, K.Powell 12+7reb+2ast, I.Nemeth 11+3reb+2ast, R.Bell 10+8reb+2ast, A.Rujak 8
Soproni: J.Rubin 20+7reb, B.Egemonye 18+9reb, G.Gombas 14+9reb+2ast, D.Thomas 14+4reb+5ast, A.Molnar 4+2reb+1ast, G.Nagy 0
gschID: 146673


Kaposvari - FS Debrecen 88-69

Very expected game when 12th ranked FS Debrecen (2-7) was crushed on the road by seventh ranked Kaposvari (4-5) 88-69 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Kaposvari. FS Debrecen was better in third quarter 22-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American guard Nik Raivio (192-86, college: Portland, agency: Priority Sports) stepped up and scored 30 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners and his fellow American import point guard Josh Wilson (188-87, college: N.Arizona, agency: Hightower Law Firm) chipped in 18 points and 8 assists. Wilson is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Four Kaposvari players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American point guard Justin Ingram (185-85, college: Toledo) with 28 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and power forward Miklos Szabo (206-86, college: Hofstra) produced a double-double by scoring 14 points and 13 rebounds. Kaposvari maintains seventh place with 4-5 record, which they share with PVSK Pannon. Loser FS Debrecen keeps the twelfth position with seven games lost. Kaposvari will face Szedeak (#9) in Szeged in the next round. FS Debrecen will play at home against Marso NYKK in Nyiregyhaza and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Kaposvari: N.Raivio 30+9reb+4ast, J.Wilson 18+1reb+8ast, M.Fey 17+7reb, J.Lekli 12+11reb+2ast, D.Koma 4+5reb, B.Szoke 4+2reb
FS Debrecen: J.Ingram 28+5reb+4ast, M.Szabo 14+13reb, K.Izzo 8+3reb+1ast, G.Boros 7+2ast, D.Saunders 4+4reb, G.Toth 3+1reb
gschID: 146674


Marso NYKK - Albacomp 63-71

Very predictable result in Nyiregyhaza where second ranked Albacomp (8-1) defeated 10th ranked Marso NYKK (3-6) 71-63 on Friday. The guests trailed by 5 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 71-63. Albacomp dominated on the defensive end, holding Marso NYKK to just 7 points in fourth quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Marso NYKK's 28. The former international point guard Balazs Simon (188-80, agency: Court Side) stepped up and scored 18 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line) for the winners and American forward Damian Hollis (203-88, college: G.Washington) chipped in 17 points and 6 rebounds. Four Albacomp players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was Bosnian power forward Djordje Djogo (206-76, agency: BeoExcell) with 20 points and 6 rebounds and Serbian power forward Ivan Miskovic (203-84, college: Alaska-Fairb.) produced a double-double by scoring 10 points and 14 rebounds. The victory was the fifth consecutive win for Albacomp. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Kormend and Falco-Szova. Loser Marso NYKK dropped to the ninth place with six games lost. Albacomp will face PVSK Pannon (#8) in Pecs in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Marso NYKK will play on the road against FS Debrecen.
Top scorers:
Albacomp: B.Simon 18+9reb+6ast, D.Hollis 17+6reb, M.El Amin 16+3reb+2ast, A.Keller 10+5reb, W.Chism 6+7reb+1ast, R.Hendlein 4+1reb+1ast
Marso NYKK: D.Djogo 20+6reb, R.Laszlo 14+2ast, I.Miskovic 10+14reb, E.Sitku 8+5reb, S.Fekete 5+6reb+5ast, I.Pap 5+1reb
gschID: 146668


Szedeak - Jaszberenyi 106-74

Twelfth ranked Szedeak (3-6) crushed at home 13th ranked Jaszberenyi (2-7) by 32 points 106-74, which is the biggest margin this round on Friday night. The game was mostly controlled by Szedeak. Jaszberenyi was better in fourth quarter 23-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Szedeak moved-up to ninth place, which they share with Soproni and Marso NYKK. Jaszberenyi lost their fourth game in a row. Jaszberenyi at the other side, also newcomer in the league, dropped to the twelfth position with seven games lost. Szedeak will face higher ranked Kaposvari (#7) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Jaszberenyi will play against Soproni (#11) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 146669


Szolnok - ZTE KK 96-79

Bottom-ranked ZTE KK (0-9) is still winless. This time they lost on the road their ninth consecutive match to fifth ranked Szolnok (7-2) 96-79. The game was mostly controlled by Szolnok. ZTE KK was better in fourth quarter 25-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 24-of-27 charity shots (88.9 percent) during the game. Szolnok players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. American swingman Julien Mills (193-85, college: Ball St.) nailed a double-double by scoring 14 points and 11 rebounds for the winning side and the former international swingman Akos Horvath (194-81) accounted for 14 points and 10 assists (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line). Four Szolnok players scored in double figures. American swingman Tim Whitworth (198-81, college: Drexel, agency: Limelight Hoops) came up with 24 points and the other American import forward Chris Hines (203, college: Alabama, agency: Court Side) added 12 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists respectively for ZTE KK in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Szolnok moved-up to fourth place. ZTE KK lost their ninth game in a row. Defending champion still closes the standings with nine games lost. Szolnok will play against Kecskemeti (#5) on the road in the next round. ZTE KK will play against Atomeromu (#6) in Paks and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Szolnok: Z.Trepak 15+1reb+1ast, J.Mills 14+11reb, O.Trotter 14+4reb+4ast, A.Horvath 14+1reb+10ast, H.Nikolov 12+5reb, P.Grebenar 9+2reb
ZTE KK: T.Whitworth 24+4reb+3ast, G.Toth 14+5reb+2ast, C.Hines 12+6reb+5ast, B.Perine 9+1reb+5ast, G.Kinter 8+5reb+1ast, G.Baki 3+1ast
gschID: 146670




A Division Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Justin INGRAM
  FS Debre.
  (185-PG-85)
  Avg: 25.7
 1. Ingram, FS Debre.25.7 
 2. Timberlake, Falco-.23.2 
 3. Raivio, Kaposvari23.1 
 4. Ivosev, Szedeak23.0 
 5. Jones, Jaszberenyi20.8 
 6. Doyne, PVSK P.20.5 
 7. Ciric, PVSK P.20.3 
 8. Miskovic, Marso N.20.1 
 9. Townes, Kormend18.8 
 10. El Amin, Albacomp18.2 
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 Debrecen10.7 
 4. Ivosev, Szedeak9.7 
 5. Pantelic, Falco-Sz.9.1 
 6. Raivio, Kaposvari8.8 
 7. Townes, Kormend8.7 
 8. Chism, Albacomp8.1 
 9. Fey, Kaposvari8.0 
 10. Hines, ZTE K.8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Laszlo KALMAN
  Falco-Sz.
  (186-G-72)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Kalman, Falco-Sz.7.7 
 2. Wilson, Kaposvari6.1 
 3. Simon, Albacomp5.8 
 4. Fekete, Marso N.5.8 
 5. Williams, Atomeromu5.1 
 6. Trotter, Szolnok5.0 
 7. Ingram, FS Debre.4.6 
 8. Drahos, Szedeak4.6 
 9. Doyne, PVSK P.4.5 
 10. Thomas, Soproni4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Stefan FEKETE
  Marso N.
  (188-G-86)
  Avg: 3.9
 1. Fekete, Marso N.3.9 
 2. Drahos, Szedeak2.6 
 3. Doyne, PVSK P.2.5 
 4. Trotter, Szolnok2.4 
 5. Raivio, Kaposvari2.3 
 6. Wittmann, Kecsk.2.3 
 7. Chism, Albacomp2.3 
 8. Kelley, Kecskemeti2.2 
 9. Baki, ZTE K.2.2 
 10. Wilson, Kaposvari2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Darian TOWNES
  Kormend
  (208-F/C-84)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Townes, Kormend2.4 
 2. Pantelic, Falco-Sz.2.2 
 3. Jones, Jaszberenyi1.6 
 4. Levy, Szedeak1.3 
 5. Chism, Albacomp1.2 
 6. Fey, Kaposvari1.2 
 7. Morgen, Atomeromu1.1 
 8. Ivosev, Szedeak1.1 
 9. Miskovic, Marso N.1.0 
 10. Cole, Atomeromu1.0 


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


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Loto League Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Sylven LANDESBERG
  Maccab.
  (198-F/G-90)
  Avg: 23.6
 1. Landesberg, Macca.23.6 
 2. Carter, Bnei H.20.3 
 3. Crawford, Maccab.20.1 
 4. Banks, Elitzur19.8 
 5. Dunn, Bnei Hashar.19.7 
 6. Delaney, B.C. H.19.7 
 7. Duncan, Maccabi19.3 
 8. Lewis, Hapoel Holon18.9 
 9. Bradley, Maccabi17.4 
 10. Bowman, Maccabi16.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Bryant DUNSTON
  Hapoel H.
  (202-F/C-86)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Dunston, Hapoel H.10.7 
 2. Duncan, Maccabi10.0 
 3. Bowman, Maccabi8.9 
 4. Dowell, B.C. H.8.7 
 5. Tyus, Maccabi8.6 
 6. Kitchen, Maccabi8.0 
 7. Freeman, B.C. H.8.0 
 8. Williams, Maccabi7.9 
 9. Burns, Elitzur7.7 
 10. Mitchell, Ironi A.7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Moran ROTH
  Hapoel Holon
  (183-PG-82)
  Avg: 7.9
 1. Roth, Hapoel Holon7.9 
 2. Tapiro, Maccabi7.7 
 3. Randle, Elitzur6.6 
 4. Thomas, Galil Gilb.5.8 
 5. Carter, Bnei H.5.6 
 6. Papaloukas, Macca.5.5 
 7. Delaney, B.C. H.5.4 
 8. Mitchell, Ironi A.5.3 
 9. Jackson, Maccabi5.0 
 10. Ohayon, Maccabi5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Danilo PINNOCK
  B.C. H.
  (196-G-83)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Pinnock, B.C. H.2.8 
 2. Limonad, Ironi A.2.8 
 3. Kitchen, Maccabi2.3 
 4. Ohayon, Maccabi2.3 
 5. Ben-Chimol, Maccab.2.1 
 6. Delaney, B.C. H.2.1 
 7. Yavzuri, Galil Gil.2.0 
 8. Banks, Elitzur2.0 
 9. Bowman, Maccabi1.9 
 10. Skinn, Ironi Ashk.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Sean WILLIAMS
  Maccabi .
  (208-F-86)
  Avg: 4.1
 1. Williams, Maccabi4.1 
 2. Uter, Maccabi2.3 
 3. Dunston, Hapoel H.1.7 
 4. Varnado, Hapoel J.1.7 
 5. Hendrix, Maccabi1.6 
 6. Wilkerson, Maccab.1.3 
 7. Sullivan, Hapoel H.1.3 
 8. James, Maccabi T-A1.2 
 9. Powell, Maccabi Ha.1.1 
 10. Dowell, B.C. H.1.0 


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


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Lega2 Round 10: Trenkwalder RE keeps a leadership position - by Eurobasket News
The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Trenkwalder RE as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Trenkwalder RE edged 15th ranked S.Antimo in Reggio Emilia 74-73. The hosts trailed by 2 points after three quarters before their 16-13 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Trenkwalder RE outrebounded S.Antimo 34-19 including 21 on the defensive glass. American guard Dawan Robinson (189-82, college: Rhode Island) scored 21 points and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and the former international forward Demian Filloy (198-82, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 13 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side guard Riccardo Moraschini (195-91) responded with 20 points and 5 steals. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Centrale Latte. Newly promoted S.Antimo stay at the bottom place with eight games lost. S.Antimo will play next round against Fileni BPA trying to get back on the winning streak. Trenkwalder RE will try to continue on its current victory against twelfth ranked Assi Ostuni on the road.
The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Enel Brindisi (7-3) at the home court. Hosts were defeated by Centrale Latte (7-2) 77-70. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Enel Brindisi. It was a key game for the top position in the league as both teams had the same 6-2 record before this meeting. Naturalized Argentinian forward Mario Jose Ghersetti (200-81) notched a double-double by scoring 24 points and 12 rebounds to lead the effort and Ryan Thompson supported him with 15 points and 5 rebounds. Even a double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds by Serbian forward Dejan Borovnjak (208-86, agency: Beo Basket) did not help to save the game for Enel Brindisi. Centrale Latte have a solid three-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Trenkwalder. Enel Brindisi at the other side dropped to the third place with three games lost. They share the position with Giorgio Tesi PT. Centrale Latte will play against MarcoPoloShop.it (#10) in Forli in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Enel Brindisi will play on the road against Tezenis Verona (#13) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
A very close game took place in Forli between MarcoPoloShop.it and Fileni BPA. Twelfth ranked MarcoPoloShop.it (4-5) got a very close home victory over higher ranked Fileni BPA (4-5). MarcoPoloShop.it managed to escape with a 2-point win 89-87 in the fight for the seventh place. Americans were the main players on the court. Austin Freeman fired 35 points (!!!) for the winners. Richard McConnell produced 24 points and 4 assists (made all of his seven free throws) for lost side. MarcoPoloShop.it moved-up to seventh place, which they share with 5 other teams including defeated Fileni BPA. MarcoPoloShop.it will meet league's second-placed Centrale Latte in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Fileni BPA will play against S.Antimo (#15) in Sant'Antimo and hope to secure a win.
Fifth ranked Givova Scafati (6-4) crushed at home 14th ranked Prima Veroli (3-7) by 18 points 96-78, which is the biggest margin this round. Worth to mention a great performance of Paul Marigney who helped to win the game recording 33 points (!!!), 9 rebounds, 5 assists and 7 steals. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Givova Scafati maintains fifth position with 6-4 record. Prima Veroli lost third consecutive game. They keep the fourteenth place with seven games lost. Givova Scafati's next round opponent will be Biancoblu BO (#8) in Bologna.

In the last two games of round 10 Aget Imola lost to Biancoblu BO on the opponent's court 71-79. Giorgio Tesi PT managed to outperform Tezenis Verona in a home game 74-69.



Biancoblu BO - Aget Imola 79-71

There was a minor upset in Bologna where higher ranked Aget Imola (4-5) was defeated by eleventh ranked Biancoblu BO (4-5) 79-71. Aget Imola was ahead by 7 points after three quarters before a 25-10 charge of Biancoblu BO, which allowed them to win the game. They also forced 21 Aget Imola turnovers. 24 personal fouls committed by Aget Imola helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Patrick Baldassarre (200-86, agency: Players Group) who helped to win the game recording 14 points and 8 rebounds. The former international guard Brett Blizzard (191-80, college: NC-Wilmington) contributed with 15 points and 4 assists for the winners. Four Biancoblu BO players scored in double figures. Biancoblu BO's coach Zare Markovski allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American guard Trent Whiting (185-76, college: BYU) replied with 26 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and Finnish power forward Tuukka Kotti (205-81, college: Providence) added 7 points and 11 rebounds in the effort for Aget Imola. Biancoblu BO moved-up to seventh place, which they share with 5 other teams including defeated Aget Imola. Biancoblu BO's next round opponent will be higher ranked Givova Scafati (#5) on the road and it may be quite challenging game.
Top scorers:
Biancoblu BO: A.Pecile 16+3reb, B.Blizzard 15+3reb+4ast, P.Baldassarre 14+8reb+3ast, T.Kelley 11+1reb+1ast, Z.Vrkic 8+3reb+2ast, E.Dimsa 7+8reb
Aget Imola: T.Whiting 26+8reb+4ast, P.Prato 10+5reb, F.Masoni 9+1reb+1ast, E.Daniels 8+2reb+1ast, D.Bruttini 8+8reb, T.Kotti 7+11reb
gschID: 135517


Givova Scafati - Prima Veroli 96-78

Fifth ranked Givova Scafati (6-4) crushed at home 14th ranked Prima Veroli (3-7) by 18 points 96-78, which is the biggest margin this round. The hosts were ahead by 7 points but lost the second period ending it with a 4-point deficit before their 38-16 run, which allowed them to win the game. Givova Scafati made 24-of-30 charity shots (80.0 percent) during the game. Givova Scafati outrebounded Prima Veroli 37-22 including 26 on the defensive glass. 28 personal fouls committed by Prima Veroli helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Paul Marigney (192-82, college: St.Mary's, CA) who helped to win the game recording 33 points (!!!), 9 rebounds, 5 assists and 7 steals. The other American import power forward James Thomas (203-80, college: Texas) contributed with 18 points and 7 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. The former international forward David Brkic (210-82, agency: Interperformances) replied with 17 points and 7 rebounds and American guard Jason Rowe (178-78, college: Loyola, MD) added 16 points, 5 assists and 5 steals in the effort for Prima Veroli. Four Givova Scafati and five Prima Veroli players scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Givova Scafati maintains fifth position with 6-4 record. Prima Veroli lost third consecutive game. They keep the fourteenth place with seven games lost. Givova Scafati's next round opponent will be Biancoblu BO (#8) in Bologna.
Top scorers:
Givova Scafati: P.Marigney 33+9reb+5ast, M.Casini 20+2reb+2ast, J.Thomas 18+7reb+3ast, N.Radulovic 11+8reb+3ast, O.Gueye 7+1reb+1ast, M.Levin 3+3reb+1ast
Prima Veroli: D.Brkic 17+7reb+2ast, G.Lee 17+3reb, J.Rowe 16+3reb+5ast, J.Jackson 12+2reb+3ast, R.Rullo 12, C.Tommasini 3
gschID: 135513


Giorgio Tesi PT - Tezenis Verona 74-69

Very predictable result when fourth ranked Tuscany Pistoia (7-3) defeated at home 13th ranked Tezenis Verona (3-6) 74-69. However just five-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 27-17. But Tezenis Verona won second period 18-11. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a very good performance for the former international power forward Giacomo Galanda (211-75) who helped to win the game recording 16 points and 7 rebounds. French power forward Guillame Yango (205-82, college: Pacific) contributed with 11 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. International power forward Andrea Renzi (208-89, agency: Players Group) replied with 12 points and 9 rebounds and Serbian-Greek forward Dusan Vukcevic (201-75, agency: Interperformances) added 13 points in the effort for Tezenis Verona. Five Tuscany Pistoia and four Tezenis Verona players scored in double figures. Tezenis Verona's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Tuscany Pistoia moved-up to third place, which they share with Enel Brindisi. Tezenis Verona at the other side keeps the thirteenth position with six games lost. Tuscany Pistoia's next round opponent will be Sigma Barcellona (#7) at home. Tezenis Verona will play against Enel Brindisi (#4).
Top scorers:
Giorgio Tesi PT: G.Galanda 16+7reb+2ast, D.Hardy 11+2reb+3ast, B.Jones 11+5reb, G.Yango 11+8reb+1ast, F.Toppo 10+8reb+1ast, G.Gurini 9+4reb
Tezenis Verona: M.West 14+3reb, D.Vukcevic 13+4reb+3ast, A.Renzi 12+9reb, G.Boscagin 10+6reb, D.Banti 9+5reb, A.Porta 7+3reb+4ast
gschID: 135514


MarcoPoloShop - Fileni BPA 89-87

A very close game took place in Forli between MarcoPoloShop.it and Fileni BPA. Twelfth ranked MarcoPoloShop.it (4-5) got a very close home victory over higher ranked Fileni BPA (4-5). MarcoPoloShop.it managed to escape with a 2-point win 89-87 in the fight for the seventh place. The hosts trailed by 2 points after three quarters before their 26-22 charge, which allowed them to win the game. MarcoPoloShop.it outrebounded Fileni BPA 40-20 including a 17-4 advantage in offensive rebounds. Americans were the main players on the court. Guard Austin Freeman (190-89, college: Georgetown) fired 35 points (!!!) for the winners. Forward Tony Easley (206-87, college: Murray St., agency: Pro One Sports) chipped in 12 points and 9 rebounds. Guard Richard McConnell (182-89, college: St.Mary's, CA, agency: Priority Sports) produced 24 points and 4 assists (made all of his seven free throws) and forward Jeff Brooks (203-89, college: Penn St.) added 21 points and 6 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) respectively for lost side. Four MarcoPoloShop.it and five Fileni BPA players scored in double figures. MarcoPoloShop.it moved-up to seventh place, which they share with 5 other teams including defeated Fileni BPA. MarcoPoloShop.it will meet league's second-placed Centrale Latte in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Fileni BPA will play against S.Antimo (#15) in Sant'Antimo and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
MarcoPoloShop: A.Freeman 35+4reb+3ast, S.Borsato 13+3reb+1ast, T.Easley 12+9reb+2ast, S.Huff 10+7reb+1ast, J.Trapani 8+10reb, N.Natali 6+2reb+1ast
Fileni BPA: R.McConnell 24+2reb+4ast, J.Brooks 21+6reb, M.Maggioli 15+7reb, R.Hoover 14+2reb+4ast, M.Santiangeli 10+2reb+1ast, V.Jacopo 3+1reb+1ast
gschID: 135515


Trenkwalder - S.Antimo 74-73

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Trenkwalder RE as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Trenkwalder RE edged 15th ranked S.Antimo in Reggio Emilia 74-73. The hosts trailed by 2 points after three quarters before their 16-13 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Trenkwalder RE outrebounded S.Antimo 34-19 including 21 on the defensive glass. American guard Dawan Robinson (189-82, college: Rhode Island) scored 21 points and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and the former international forward Demian Filloy (198-82, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 13 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side guard Riccardo Moraschini (195-91) responded with 20 points and 5 steals and American swingman Folarin Campbell (193-86, college: George Mason) scored 21 points. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Centrale Latte. Newly promoted S.Antimo stay at the bottom place with eight games lost. S.Antimo will play next round against Fileni BPA trying to get back on the winning streak. Trenkwalder RE will try to continue on its current victory against twelfth ranked Assi Ostuni on the road.
Top scorers:
Trenkwalder: D.Robinson 21+4reb+4ast, D.Filloy 13+6reb, D.Slanina 11+2reb, R.Cervi 8+8reb, M.Frassineti 7, D.Taylor 5+5reb+1ast
S.Antimo: F.Campbell 21+4reb, R.Moraschini 20+3reb+2ast, N.George 9+1reb, F.Gagliardo 9+1reb, C.Cantone 5+1reb, A.Cittadini 4+4reb
gschID: 135516


Enel Brindisi - Centrale Latte 70-77

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Enel Brindisi (7-3) at the home court. Hosts were defeated by Centrale Latte (7-2) 77-70. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Enel Brindisi. It was a key game for the top position in the league as both teams had the same 6-2 record before this meeting. The guests were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. Centrale Latte dominated on the defensive end, holding Enel Brindisi to just 7 points in fourth quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Enel Brindisi's 32. Naturalized Argentinian forward Mario Jose Ghersetti (200-81) notched a double-double by scoring 24 points and 12 rebounds to lead the effort and American guard Ryan Thompson (198-89, college: Rider) supported him with 15 points and 5 rebounds. Four Centrale Latte players scored in double figures. Even a double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds by Serbian forward Dejan Borovnjak (208-86, agency: Beo Basket) did not help to save the game for Enel Brindisi. Naturalized Albanian swingman Klaudio Ndoja (198-85) added 15 points for lost side. Centrale Latte have a solid three-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Trenkwalder. Enel Brindisi at the other side dropped to the third place with three games lost. They share the position with Giorgio Tesi PT. Centrale Latte will play against MarcoPoloShop.it (#10) in Forli in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Enel Brindisi will play on the road against Tezenis Verona (#13) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Centrale Latte: M.Jose Ghersetti 24+12reb, R.Thompson 15+5reb+1ast, D.Busma 11+7reb, L.Goldwire 10+3reb+2ast, L.Gergati 9+3reb, F.Bushati 5+1reb
Enel Brindisi: K.Ndoja 15+4reb+1ast, D.Borovnjak 14+10reb, C.Callahan 9+5reb, M.Maestrello 6+1reb, J.Hunter 6+3reb+5ast, A.Renfroe 6+6reb+1ast
gschID: 135510




SerieA Round 9: Montepaschi Siena keeps a leadership position - by Eurobasket News
The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with few extra overtimes, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Montepaschi Siena as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Montepaschi Siena defeated 4th placed Bennet Cantu at home 73-64. Bennet Cantu trailed by 15 points after 3 quarters before a 23-17 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 64-73 at the end of the game. Montepaschi Siena made 22-of-26 free shots (84.6 percent) during the game. They also forced 19 Bennet Cantu turnovers. 25 personal fouls committed by Bennet Cantu helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for Australian center David Andersen (212-80) who led his team to a victory with 23 points (went 12 for 12 at the free throw line !!!). Greek guard Nikolaos Zisis (196-83) contributed with 18 points and 4 assists for the winners. The former international guard Gianluca Basile (192-75) answered with 19 points for Bennet Cantu. Montepaschi Siena have a solid series of three victories in a row. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Bennet Cantu at the other side dropped to the eighth place with four games lost. They share the position with Sidigas AV. Bennet Cantu will play next round against Banca Tercas trying to get back on the winning streak. Montepaschi Siena will try to continue on its current victory against ninth ranked Air Avellino on the road.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 9: Scavolini PS was smashed by Banca Tercas on the road 82-62. Armani MI won against Vanoli CR on its own court 80-66. Banco di Sard. unfortunately lost to CS Bologna in a road game 80-85. Lottomatica recorded a loss to Pepsi Caserta at home 82-89. Benetton TV was defeated by Fabi Shoes on the opponent's court 85-71.
The most impressive performance of 9th round was 27 points and 16 rebounds by Viktor Sanikidze of CS Bologna.



Angelico BI - Sidigas AV 84-82 OT

Angelico Biella held off Sidigas Avellino at home court to improve at 6-3 record in the third place in the ladder. Goran Jurak accounted for 21 points and 8 rebounds, while Jacob Pullen added 16 points for Angelico Biella. Taquen Dean replued with 20 points for Sidigas Avellino as the visitors fell at 5-4 record after the loss.
Top scorers:
Angelico BI: G.Jurak 21+8reb+1ast, J.Pullen 16+2reb+3ast, A.Coleman 13+5reb+1ast, M.Soragna 11+5reb+3ast, M.Chessa 8+3reb, T.Dragicevic 7+6reb+2ast
Sidigas AV: T.Dean 20+1reb+2ast, J.Golemac 19+9reb+3ast, R.Slay 15+8reb+1ast, V.Gaddefors 11+3reb, M.Green 7+6reb+9ast, V.Spinelli 7+2reb+3ast
gschID: 150699


Banca Tercas - Scavolini PS 82-62

There was a surprise result when seventeenth ranked Banca Tercas (2-7) crushed higher ranked Scavolini Pesaro (4-4) in Teramo 82-62 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by Banca Tercas. Scavolini Pesaro was better in third quarter 17-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Banca Tercas made 18-of-22 free shots (81.8 percent) during the game. They also forced 26 Scavolini Pesaro turnovers and outrebounded them 35-22 including 23 on the defensive glass. It was a good game for Montenegrin forward Milos Borisov (201-85) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 15 rebounds. The former international point guard Robert Fultz (189-82, agency: Interperformances) contributed with 16 points and 4 assists for the winners. Five Banca Tercas players scored in double figures. American guard James White (198-84, college: Cincinnati, agency: Court Side) answered with 23 points and the other American import point guard Ricky Hickman (190-85, college: NC-Greensboro) added 11 points in the effort for Scavolini Pesaro. Banca Tercas moved-up to fifteenth place, which they share with Novipiu CM and Vanoli CR. Loser Scavolini Pesaro dropped to the tenth position with four games lost. Banca Tercas will face higher ranked Bennet Cantu (#8) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Banca Tercas: M.Borisov 23+15reb, R.Fultz 16+1reb+4ast, B.Brown 10+2reb+1ast, V.Amoroso 10+6reb+4ast, D.Brown 10+1ast, Y.Green 5+5reb+1ast
Scavolini PS: J.White 23+2reb, R.Hickman 11+4reb+2ast, J.Jones 10+5reb+1ast, M.Cusin 7+1reb, T.Lydeka 4+3reb, D.Cavaliero 4+2reb+3ast
gschID: 150700


Umana Venezia - Novipiu CM 87-84 OT

Umana Reyer eked out an overtime win over visiting Novipiu CM. T. Bowers delivered 14 points and 9 rebounds as the hosts claimed the fifth victory in the season. Alvin Young and Kiki Clark added 13 points each for the home team. M. Janning answered with 27 points and 6 rebounds for Novipiu CM.
Top scorers:
Umana Venezia: T.Bowers 14+9reb+6ast, A.Young 13+2reb, K.Clark 13+2ast, T.Fantoni 12+7reb+1ast, S.Szewczyk 11+6reb+3ast, T.Slay 10+3reb
Novipiu CM: M.Janning 27+6reb+2ast, M.Shakur 21+2reb+2ast, D.Chiotti 11+8reb+1ast, S.Gentile 8+4ast, M.Malaventura 8+2reb+1ast, S.Pierich 3
gschID: 150701


Armani MI - Vanoli CR 80-66

Very expected game when 15th ranked Vanoli-Braga (2-7) lost on the road to second ranked Armani Milano (6-2) 80-66 on Sunday. The game without a history. Armani Milano led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 20-of-24 free shots (83.3 percent) during the game. Armani Milano outrebounded Vanoli-Braga 39-26 including a 29-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. Vanoli-Braga was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for international swingman Danilo Gallinari (205-88, agency: Players Group) who led his team to a victory with 14 points and 6 rebounds (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line). International forward Nicolo Melli (205-91) contributed with 12 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Armani Milano's coach Sergio Scariolo used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American guard Von Wafer (196-85, college: Florida St., agency: VVG Sports) answered with 22 points and Slovenian forward Marko Milic (202-77) added 10 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Vanoli-Braga. Armani Milano maintains second place with 6-2 record behind leader Montepaschi. Loser Vanoli-Braga dropped to the bottom position with seven games lost. Armani Milano will face Umana Venezia (#7) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Vanoli-Braga will play against Pepsi Caserta (#6).
Top scorers:
Armani MI: D.Gallinari 14+6reb+2ast, N.Melli 12+5reb, S.Mancinelli 11+2reb+1ast, M.Rocca 9+6reb+1ast, O.Cook 8+3reb+4ast, D.Nicholas 7+3reb+2ast
Vanoli CR: V.Wafer 22+1reb+1ast, D.Cinciarini 10+1reb, M.Milic 10+6reb+1ast, B.Tabu-Eboma 9+5reb+1ast, J.Perkovic 8+6reb, T.Roderick 6+1reb
gschID: 150695


CS Bologna - Banco di Sard. 85-80

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both tenth ranked CS Bologna and 9th ranked Banco di Sard. had identical 4-3 record. This time CS Bologna used a home court advantage and won against the opponent from Sassari 85-80 on Sunday night. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 33-20. But Banco di Sard. won third quarter 24-18. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. CS Bologna made 16-of-20 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. They also forced 19 Banco di Sard. turnovers and outrebounded them 49-29 including a 20-7 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a good game for Georgian forward Viktor Sanikidze (203-86, agency: World Sport Agency) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 16 rebounds. International guard Giuseppe Poeta (190-85) contributed with 12 points and 9 assists for the winners. American point guard Travis Diener (184-82, college: Marquette) answered with 23 points and Bosnian-Serbian power forward Vanja Plisnic (206-80, agency: Beo Basket) added 16 points in the effort for Banco di Sard.Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. CS Bologna have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Banco di Sard. dropped to the tenth position with four games lost. CS Bologna will face higher ranked Angelico Biella (#3) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Banco di Sard. will play against Cimberio Varese (#5).
Top scorers:
CS Bologna: V.Sanikidze 27+16reb+1ast, G.Poeta 12+2reb+9ast, C.Douglas-Roberts 11+5reb+1ast, D.Gailius 10+3reb, A.Gigli 9+12reb, P.Koponen 9+1reb+2ast
Banco di Sard.: T.Diener 23+2reb+1ast, V.Plisnic 16+3reb+2ast, M.Vanuzzo 13+3reb, Q.Hosley 12+5reb+1ast, D.Diener 9+3reb+4ast, S.Hunter 7+7reb
gschID: 150696


Lottomatica - Pepsi Caserta 82-89

Not a big story in a game when 12th ranked Lottomatica Roma (4-5) lost at home to tenth ranked Pepsi Caserta (5-3) 89-82 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 5 points after three quarters before their 36-24 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Pepsi Caserta shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 52.2 percentage. It was a good game for American point guard Andre Collins (183-82, college: Loyola, MD) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 assists. His fellow American import forward Andre Smith (203-85, college: N.Dakota St.) contributed with 21 points and 5 rebounds (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field) for the winners. Four Pepsi Caserta players scored in double figures. Bosnian forward Nihad Dedovic (196-90, agency: Beo Basket) answered with 19 points and 6 rebounds and the former international guard Marco Mordente (191-79) added 14 points and 4 assists in the effort for Lottomatica Roma. Lottomatica Roma's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Pepsi Caserta moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Lottomatica Roma keeps the twelfth position with five games lost. Pepsi Caserta will face bottom-ranked Vanoli-Braga (#17) in Cremona in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Lottomatica Roma will play on the road against Benetton Treviso (#13) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Pepsi Caserta: A.Smith 21+5reb+1ast, A.Righetti 20+4reb, A.Collins 17+4reb+10ast, M.Tusek 11+1reb, G.Maresca 9+3reb, K.Fletcher 8+2reb+1ast
Lottomatica: N.Dedovic 19+6reb+3ast, M.Mordente 14+2reb+4ast, L.Datome 14+3reb+2ast, N.Gordic 9+1reb+1ast, U.Slokar 9+3reb, C.Tucker 7+6reb+3ast
gschID: 150697


Fabi Shoes - Benetton TV 85-71

There was a small surprise when sixteenth ranked Fabi Shoes Montegranaro (2-6) defeated at home 13th ranked Benetton Treviso (3-5) 85-71 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Fabi Shoes Montegranaro. Benetton Treviso was better in third quarter 21-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Fabi Shoes Montegranaro forced 22 Benetton Treviso turnovers. Benetton Treviso was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for Serbian guard Ivan Zoroski (195-79) who led his team to a victory with 19 points and 5 assists. American-Swiss power forward Greg Brunner (201-83, college: Iowa) contributed with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Four Fabi Shoes Montegranaro players scored in double figures. The former international point guard Massimo Bulleri (188-77) answered with 13 points and 5 rebounds and naturalized Slovenian guard Sani Becirovic (196-81) added 14 points in the effort for Benetton Treviso. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Fabi Shoes Montegranaro moved-up to fourteenth place. Benetton Treviso lost third consecutive game. They keep the thirteenth position with five games lost. Fabi Shoes Montegranaro will face higher ranked Scavolini Pesaro (#11) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Fabi Shoes: I.Zoroski 19+3reb+5ast, J.McNeal 17+4reb+3ast, D.Ivanov 16+8reb+1ast, G.Brunner 13+11reb+2ast, C.Karl 8+1reb+3ast, M.Antonutti 8+4reb+1ast
Benetton TV: S.Becirovic 14+2reb+2ast, M.Bulleri 13+5reb+3ast, E.Moore 11+2reb, A.Gentile 9+4reb+2ast, J.Adrien 7+7reb+1ast, J.Wojciechowski 7+5reb
gschID: 150698


Montepaschi - Bennet Cantu 73-64

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Montepaschi Siena as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Montepaschi Siena defeated 4th placed Bennet Cantu at home 73-64. Bennet Cantu trailed by 15 points after 3 quarters before a 23-17 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 64-73 at the end of the game. Montepaschi Siena made 22-of-26 free shots (84.6 percent) during the game. They also forced 19 Bennet Cantu turnovers. 25 personal fouls committed by Bennet Cantu helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for Australian center David Andersen (212-80) who led his team to a victory with 23 points (went 12 for 12 at the free throw line !!!). Greek guard Nikolaos Zisis (196-83) contributed with 18 points and 4 assists for the winners. The former international guard Gianluca Basile (192-75) answered with 19 points and American forward Maarten Leunen (206-85, college: Oregon) added 4 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Bennet Cantu. Montepaschi Siena have a solid series of three victories in a row. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Bennet Cantu at the other side dropped to the eighth place with four games lost. They share the position with Sidigas AV. Bennet Cantu will play next round against Banca Tercas trying to get back on the winning streak. Montepaschi Siena will try to continue on its current victory against ninth ranked Air Avellino on the road.
Top scorers:
Montepaschi: D.Andersen 23+4reb+1ast, N.Zisis 18+2reb+4ast, B.McCalebb 14+3reb+2ast, I.Rakocevic 6+3reb, T.Ress 5+1reb, D.Moss 4+1reb+1ast
Bennet Cantu: G.Basile 19+3reb+2ast, D.Marconato 10+7reb, M.Markoishvili 9+2reb+1ast, A.Cinciarini 8+1ast, N.Mazzarino 6+2ast, G.Shermadini 4+4reb
gschID: 150694




stats leader
Points Per Game
 Marco EVANGELISTI
  Recanati
  (198-G-84)
  Avg: 19.7
 1. Evangelisti, Recan.19.7 
 2. Musso, Napoli19.4 
 3. Benevelli, Orlandi.17.0 
 4. Portannese, Torino15.8 
 5. Zanelli, Orlandina15.7 
 6. Prandin, Casalp.15.7 
 7. Mei, Comsum.it SI15.6 
 8. Carra, Trieste15.6 
 9. Fattori, San Severo15.5 
 10. Micevic, Latina B.15.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Emanuele ROSSI
  Chieti
  (208-C-82)
  Avg: 11
 1. Rossi, Chieti11.0 
 2. Iannilli, Napoli10.2 
 3. Baldi Rossi, Perug.9.2 
 4. Benevelli, Orlandi.8.7 
 5. Simeoli, Comsum.i.8.4 
 6. Borra, Treviglio8.3 
 7. Tessitori, Comsum..8.2 
 8. Pazzi, Trento7.9 
 9. Gandini, Trieste7.9 
 10. Musso, Napoli7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Matteo BERTOLAZZI
  Omegna
  (181-G-79)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Bertolazzi, Omegna4.8 
 2. Stanic, Fabriano3.9 
 3. Musso, Napoli3.7 
 4. Zanelli, Orlandina3.5 
 5. Ruggiero, Bari3.4 
 6. Ferrarese, Castell.3.4 
 7. Santolamazza, Ana.3.1 
 8. Malamov, Anagni3.0 
 9. Rivali, Santarcang.3.0 
 10. Vico, Matera2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Alessio IARDELLA
  Fabriano
  (187-F-88)
  Avg: 4.1
 1. Iardella, Fabriano4.1 
 2. Portannese, Torino3.4 
 3. Musso, Napoli3.3 
 4. Guarino, Ferentino3.3 
 5. Bertolazzi, Omegna3.3 
 6. Cazzaniga, Pavia3.1 
 7. Vico, Matera3.0 
 8. Pilotti, Matera3.0 
 9. Tomasiello, Ruvo3.0 
 10. Merletto, Ruvo3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrea CAPITANELLI
  Firenze
  (203-C-86)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Capitanelli, Firen.1.4 
 2. Ancellotti, Santar.1.3 
 3. Candido, San Seve.1.3 
 4. Borra, Treviglio1.2 
 5. Biligha, Casalp.1.1 
 6. Benevelli, Orlandi.1.0 
 7. Tessitori, Comsum..1.0 
 8. Corral, Anagni1.0 
 9. Raminelli, Castell.1.0 
 10. Trapella, Fabriano0.9 


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


Standings - B1
Nazionale Standings
Div.North-East
 1. Trieste 7-4 
 2. Trento 7-5 
 3. Perugia 7-5 
 4. Comsum.it SI 4-8 
 5. Santarcangelo 4-8 
 6. Firenze 3-9 
Div.North-West
 1. Omegna 11-1 
 2. Torino 9-3 
 3. Treviglio 8-3 
 4. Casalpusterlengo 8-4 
 5. Pavia 4-7 
 6. Castelletto 4-7 
Div.South-East
 1. Bari 6-5 
 2. Recanati 6-5 
 3. San Severo 5-6 
 4. Chieti 4-7 
 5. Fabriano 2-9 
 6. Ruvo 2-9 
Div.South-West
 1. Napoli 9-2 
 2. Orlandina 7-4 
 3. Ferentino 7-4 
 4. Latina Basket 5-6 
 5. Anagni 4-7 
 6. Matera 4-7 


Stats Leaders - SerieA
Points Per Game
 Von WAFER
  Vanoli CR
  (196-G-85)
  Avg: 20.1
 1. Wafer, Vanoli CR20.1 
 2. Smith, Pepsi C.18.1 
 3. Pullen, Angelico BI17.2 
 4. Datome, Lottomat.16.7 
 5. Collins, Pepsi C.16.6 
 6. Dean, Sidigas AV15.8 
 7. Coleman, Angelico.15.6 
 8. Diawara, Cimberio.15.4 
 9. Diener, Banco d.15.3 
 10. McCalebb, Montep.14.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jared HOMAN
  CS Bologna
  (206-C-83)
  Avg: 10
 1. Homan, CS Bologna10.0 
 2. Sanikidze, CS Bo.9.9 
 3. Adrien, Benetton9.9 
 4. Brunner, Fabi Shoes9.6 
 5. Johnson, Sidigas9.3 
 6. Ivanov, Fabi Shoes8.6 
 7. Smith, Pepsi C.8.1 
 8. Chiotti, Novip.7.7 
 9. Amoroso, Banca T.7.3 
 10. Dragicevic, Angel.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Andre COLLINS
  Pepsi C.
  (183-PG-82)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Collins, Pepsi C.6.4 
 2. Green, Sidigas AV6.1 
 3. Diener, Banco d.5.4 
 4. Stipcevic, Cimberi.5.1 
 5. Cook, Armani MI4.5 
 6. McIntyre, CS Bo.3.9 
 7. Brown, Banca T.3.8 
 8. Zoroski, Fabi Shoes3.6 
 9. Poeta, CS Bologna3.5 
 10. Pullen, Angelico3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Aubrey COLEMAN
  Angelico.
  (193-G-87)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Coleman, Angelico.3.4 
 2. Hackett, Scavolin.2.6 
 3. Hosley, Banco d.2.5 
 4. Jones, Scavolini PS2.4 
 5. Pullen, Angelico BI2.4 
 6. Bowers, Umana V.2.3 
 7. Collins, Pepsi C.2.1 
 8. Johnson, Sidigas2.0 
 9. Sanikidze, CS Bo.2.0 
 10. Temple, Novipiu CM2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Marco CUSIN
  Scavolini PS
  (211-C-85)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Cusin, Scavolini PS1.6 
 2. Hunter, Banco d.1.3 
 3. Shermadini, Bennet1.2 
 4. Szewczyk, Umana V.1.1 
 5. Summers, Montepas.1.0 
 6. Crosariol, Lottoma.1.0 
 7. Adrien, Benetton0.9 
 8. Lavrinovic, Montep.0.8 
 9. Brunner, Fabi Shoes0.8 
 10. Ress, Montepaschi0.8 


Stats Leaders - Lega2
Points Per Game
 Austin FREEMAN
  MarcoPol.
  (190-G-89)
  Avg: 24.1
 1. Freeman, MarcoPol.24.1 
 2. Hardy, Giorgio21.7 
 3. Marigney, Givova S.21.6 
 4. Teague, S.Antimo20.0 
 5. Whiting, Aget Imola19.0 
 6. Voskuil, Morpho B.17.9 
 7. Maggioli, Fileni B.17.7 
 8. Klobucar, Assi Ost.17.7 
 9. Robinson, Trenkwal.17.7 
 10. McConnell, Fileni17.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 James THOMAS
  Givova S.
  (203-F/C-80)
  Avg: 10.6
 1. Thomas, Givova S.10.6 
 2. Easley, MarcoPol.9.1 
 3. Diliegro, Assi Ost.8.8 
 4. Anderson, Morpho B.8.6 
 5. Maggioli, Fileni B.8.2 
 6. Borovnjak, Enel B.7.7 
 7. Baldassarre, Bianc.7.4 
 8. Chiacig, Trenkwald.6.8 
 9. Ghersetti, Centra.6.8 
 10. Brooks, Fileni BPA6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Roman NARDI
  MarcoPol.
  (186-G-85)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Nardi, MarcoPol.6.8 
 2. Johnson, Assi O.5.9 
 3. Porta, Tezenis4.1 
 4. Whiting, Aget Imola4.0 
 5. Green, Sigma B.3.9 
 6. Blizzard, Biancobl.3.4 
 7. Rowe, Prima Veroli3.3 
 8. Goldwire, Centra.3.3 
 9. Hoover, Fileni BPA2.9 
 10. Kelley, Biancobl.2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Nikola RADULOVIC
  Givova S.
  (207-F-73)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Radulovic, Givova3.2 
 2. West, Tezenis3.0 
 3. Marigney, Givova S.3.0 
 4. Rowe, Prima Veroli2.8 
 5. Thompson, Centra.2.7 
 6. Blizzard, Biancobl.2.6 
 7. McConnell, Fileni2.6 
 8. Boscagin, Tezeni.2.4 
 9. Green, Sigma B.2.4 
 10. Robinson, Trenkwa.2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Michele MAGGIOLI
  Fileni B.
  (212-C-77)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Maggioli, Fileni B.1.7 
 2. Trapani, MarcoPol.1.3 
 3. Thomas, Givova S.1.0 
 4. Cervi, Trenkwalder0.9 
 5. Renzi, Tezenis0.9 
 6. Busma, Centrale.0.8 
 7. West, Tezenis0.7 
 8. Brkic, Prima Veroli0.7 
 9. Edwards, Tezenis0.7 
 10. DiGiuliomari., Te.0.7 


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


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  JAPAN   


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


BJ League Round 17: Chiba Jets defeat leader Osaka Evessa - by Eurobasket News
The round was exceptionally exciting as three games ended with a tiny margin while 2 of them nedded overtime. The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with defeat of the leader, few extra overtimes, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The most crucial game of the last round was another loss of top-ranked Osaka Evessa (12-4) on the court of fourth ranked Chiba Jets on Thursday night. Visitors were defeated by Chiba Jets 75-59. The game without a history. Chiba Jets led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. Chiba Jets outrebounded Osaka Evessa 61-39 including a 39-26 advantage in defensive rebounds. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Chiba Jets made 7 blocks. American players dominated the game. Guard Jamel Staten (198-83, college: Minnesota St.) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 24 rebounds. Guard Maurice Hargrow (193-83, college: Minnesota) contributed with 22 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Chiba Jets' coach Eric Gardow used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Center Wayne Marshall (211-86, college: Temple) answered with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 11 rebounds for Osaka Evessa. Chiba Jets (9-7) moved-up to third place, which they share with Hamamatsu P. Osaka Evessa at the other side still keeps top position with four games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Eighth-ranked Saitama Broncos (5-8) were very close to win a game against third ranked Shiga L-Stars (10-5) on Saturday. Shiga L-Stars managed to secure only twelve-point victory 85-73. However their fans expected much easier game. Dionisio Gomez Camargo orchestrated the victory by scoring 21 points and 8 rebounds. Shiga L-Stars have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain third place with 10-5 record having just three points less than leader Akita NH, which they share with Kyoto Hannar. Loser Saitama Broncos keep the eighth position with eight games lost. Shiga L-Stars will face again Saitama Broncos (#8) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 17: Hamamatsu P. was beaten by Fukuoka Rizing on the road 93-90. Oita H.Devils won against Yokohama BC on its own court 83-67. Kyoto Hannar. managed to outperform Miyazaki SS in a road game 77-72. Sendai 89ers recorded a loss to Shimane SM at home 81-88. Niigata Albirex crushed Shinshu BW on the opponent's court 86-66. Winless Takamatsu FA was beaten by Iwate Big Bulls in a home game 73-82. Osaka Evessa won against Chiba Jets on the road 77-67. Akita NH managed to outperform Okinawa GK on its own court 78-75.
The most impressive performance of 17th round was 42 points (!!!) and 14 rebounds by Kevin Palmer of Fukuoka Rizing.


Fukuoka Rizing - Hamamatsu P. 93-90

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both fifth ranked Fukuoka Rizing and 3rd placed Hamamatsu Phoenix had identical 9-6 record. This time Fukuoka Rizing used a home court advantage and edged the opponent from Mikawa 93-90 on Saturday night. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Fukuoka Rizing forced 19 Hamamatsu Phoenix turnovers. Hamamatsu Phoenix was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. American players dominated also this game. Swingman Kevin Palmer (198-87, college: Texas A&M-CC, agency: VVG Sports) orchestrated the victory by scoring 27 points and 6 rebounds. Power forward Gary Hamilton (208-84, college: Miami, FL) contributed with a double-double by scoring 12 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. Five Fukuoka Rizing players scored in double figures. Guard Jermaine Dixon (191-87, college: Pittsburgh, agency: VVG Sports) answered with 22 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists and forward Jeffrey Parmer (203-85, college: Florida Atlantic, agency: Dynamics Global Management) added 27 points and 8 rebounds (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field) in the effort for Hamamatsu Phoenix. Hamamatsu Phoenix's coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Fukuoka Rizing maintains fifth place with 10-6 record. Defending champion Hamamatsu Phoenix keeps the third position with seven games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Fukuoka Rizing: K.Palmer 27+6reb+2ast, J.Nakanishi 18+3reb+3ast, C.Dixon 18+7reb, A.Takeno 16+1reb+4ast, G.Hamilton 12+11reb+7ast, M.Kano 2+1reb
Hamamatsu P.: J.Parmer 27+8reb+1ast, J.Dixon 22+6reb+9ast, W.Arnold 10+3reb+3ast, K.Tomori 6+1reb+3ast, M.Ohguchi 6, L.Pomare 6+10reb
gschID: 141984


Oita H.Devils - Yokohama BC 83-67

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 9th ranked Yokohama BC's (5-8) road loss to eighth ranked Oita Heat Devils (4-11) 67-83 on Friday. The game without a history. Oita Heat Devils led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 20-of-23 free shots (87.0 percent) during the game. Oita Heat Devils outrebounded Yokohama BC 49-37 including 35 on the defensive glass. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Oita Heat Devils made 8 blocks. American players dominated also this game. Forward T.J. Cummings (205-81, college: UCLA) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 10 rebounds and 4 blocks. Center Zack Atkinson (206-86, college: Cal-Irvine) contributed with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. Four Oita Heat Devils players scored in double figures. Forward Justin Burrell (235-88, college: St.John's) answered with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 14 rebounds and guard Marcus Simmons (198-88, college: USC) added 11 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Yokohama BC. Yokohama BC's coach Reggie Geary rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Oita Heat Devils maintains eighth place with 4-11 record which they share with defeated Yokohama BC. Loser Yokohama BC dropped to the eighth position with eight games lost. Oita Heat Devils will face again Yokohama BC (#9) at home in the next round.
Top scorers:
Oita H.Devils: T.Cummings 20+10reb+1ast, K.Mitomo 20+1reb+2ast, Z.Atkinson 17+13reb, M.Lottich 11+5reb+4ast, M.Ohara 4+4reb, D.Hayakawa 4+4reb
Yokohama BC: C.McFarland 13+3reb, J.Burrell 13+14reb+3ast, M.Simmons 11+6reb+2ast, K.Yamada 9+5reb+3ast, M.Kabaya 7+2reb+3ast, O.Kimura 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 141985


Miyazaki SS - Kyoto Hannar. 72-77

Rather predictable result when fifth ranked Kyoto Hannar. (10-5) won against on the road 7th ranked Miyazaki Shining Suns (6-9) 77-72 on Saturday. Miyazaki Shining Suns trailed by 12 points after 3 quarters before a 30-23 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 72-77 at the end of the game. Miyazaki Shining Suns were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. American players dominated also this game. Lee Cummard (201-85, college: BYU) orchestrated the victory by scoring 17 points and 7 rebounds. Guard Jermaine Boyette (188-78, college: Weber St., agency: SportsTalent) contributed with 18 points for the winners. Kyoto Hannar.'s coach Honoo Hamaguchi allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Center Darryl Dora (206-85, college: Texas Tech) answered with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 16 rebounds and swingman Dexter Lyons (198-81, college: Cent.Florida, agency: I.D.S. Law) added 13 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Miyazaki Shining Suns. Kyoto Hannar. have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Shiga L-Stars. Loser Miyazaki Shining Suns keep the seventh position with nine games lost. Kyoto Hannar. will have a break next round. Miyazaki Shining Suns will play again at home against Kyoto Hannar. (#4).
Top scorers:
Kyoto Hannar.: J.Boyette 18+4reb+2ast, L.Cummard 17+7reb+3ast, T.Murakami 12+3reb, L.Allred 8+4reb+2ast, K.Setoyama 6+3reb+2ast, N.Nakamura 4+1reb+1ast
Miyazaki SS: L.Witcher 20+3reb+1ast, D.Dora 19+16reb+3ast, D.Lyons 13+7reb+4ast, T.Shimizu 7+7reb+3ast, I.Harris 6+2reb, T.Ito 5+1reb
gschID: 141986


Sendai 89ers - Shimane SM 81-88

There was an upset when second-ranked Sendai 89ers (9-6) lost at home to sixth ranked Shimane Magic (8-7) 88-81 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 6-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 88-81. Shimane Magic dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Sendai 89ers' 38. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. American forward Michael Parker (202-81, college: Evergreen St.) orchestrated the victory by scoring 28 points and 9 rebounds. point guard Edward Yamamoto (173-86) contributed with a double-double by scoring 11 points, 7 rebounds and 13 assists for the winners. Five Shimane Magic players scored in double figures. American forward Daniel Fitzgerald (206-84, college: Marquette) answered with 33 points (!!!) and 5 rebounds and the other American import forward Oneal Mims (208-83, college: Angelo St.) added 21 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Sendai 89ers. Sendai 89ers' coach Robert Pierce rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Shimane Magic maintains sixth place with 8-7 record. Loser Sendai 89ers keep the second position with six games lost. Shimane Magic will have a break next round. Sendai 89ers will play again at home against Shimane Magic.
Top scorers:
Shimane SM: M.Parker 28+9reb+2ast, R.Golson 16+6reb+3ast, T.Yokoo 13+3reb+3ast, J.Davis 13+7reb, E.Yamamoto 11+7reb+13ast, B.Puckett 7+5reb+1ast
Sendai 89ers: D.Fitzgerald 33+5reb+3ast, O.Mims 21+8reb+3ast, J.Dukes 13+6reb+4ast, T.Shimura 6+6reb+10ast, R.Singleton 4+6reb+1ast, H.Kusaka 2+1reb+2ast
gschID: 141980


Shinshu BW - Niigata Albirex 66-86

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams when sixth ranked Niigata Albirex (7-6) outplayed 5th ranked Shinshu BW (7-8) in Nagano 86-66 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Niigata Albirex. Shinshu BW was better in second period 11-5. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Niigata Albirex made 17-of-20 free shots (85.0 percent) during the game. American guard Nile Murry (193-83, college: TCU) orchestrated the victory by scoring 24 points and 4 assists. Swingman Yuichi Ikeda (191-83) contributed with 19 points for the winners. Niigata Albirex's coach Matt Garrison allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American power forward Lee Roberts (201-87, college: Findlay, OH) answered with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 15 rebounds and the other American import power forward Edward Morris (205-84, college: Pittsburg St.) added 16 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Shinshu BW. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Niigata Albirex have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to fifth place. Loser Shinshu BW dropped to the sixth position with eight games lost. Niigata Albirex will have a break next round. Shinshu BW will play again at home against Niigata Albirex (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Niigata Albirex: N.Murry 24+3reb+4ast, Y.Ikeda 19+4reb+1ast, K.Sato 14+1ast, C.Holm 10+12reb, E.Maxey 8+9reb+3ast, H.Kondo 4+2reb+1ast
Shinshu BW: E.Morris 16+6reb, L.Roberts 14+15reb+2ast, T.Hughes 10+8reb, D.Raivio 10+1reb+2ast, T.Saito 7+1reb+2ast, T.Goya 6+2reb+2ast
gschID: 141981


Shiga L-Stars - Saitama Bron. 85-73 OT

Eighth-ranked Saitama Broncos (5-8) were very close to win a game against third ranked Shiga L-Stars (10-5) on Saturday. Shiga L-Stars managed to secure only twelve-point victory 85-73. However their fans expected much easier game. Saitama Broncos were trailing by 6 points at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 18-17 charge of Shiga L-Stars, which allowed them to tie the game at the end of regular time. They were better in overtime eventually winning that period 18-6. Shiga L-Stars dominated on the defensive end, holding Saitama Broncos to just 7 points in second quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Saitama Broncos' 38. They outrebounded Saitama Broncos 47-29 including a 35-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. Panamanian forward Dionisio Gomez Camargo (203-80, college: Arkansas) orchestrated the victory by scoring 21 points and 8 rebounds. Guard Yu Okada (184-83) contributed with 19 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Four Shiga L-Stars players scored in double figures. American point guard Kenny Satterfield (188-81, college: Cincinnati) answered with 19 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists and the other American import swingman John Humphrey (188-80, college: Middle Tenn.St., agency: Court Side) added 19 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Saitama Broncos. Shiga L-Stars have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain third place with 10-5 record having just three points less than leader Akita NH, which they share with Kyoto Hannar. Loser Saitama Broncos keep the eighth position with eight games lost. Shiga L-Stars will face again Saitama Broncos (#8) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game.
Top scorers:
Shiga L-Stars: D.Gomez Camargo 21+8reb+1ast, Y.Okada 19+6reb+4ast, R.Nixon 16+10reb+3ast, J.Peppers 15+4reb+1ast, J.Ashby 8+10reb, T.Fujiwara 2+1reb+3ast
Saitama Bron.: J.Humphrey 19+5reb+2ast, K.Satterfield 19+6reb+7ast, Y.Kitamuki 14+4reb+1ast, J.Flowers 8+3reb, D.Terashita 8+3reb+1ast, Y.Arai 4+1reb
gschID: 141982


Takamatsu FA - Iwate Big Bulls 73-82

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams when bottom-ranked Takamatsu FA (0-15) lost at home to tenth ranked Iwate Big Bulls (2-13) 82-73 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 1 point after three quarters before their 27-17 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Iwate Big Bulls forced 23 Takamatsu FA turnovers. American players dominated also this game. Power forward LaShawn Malloy (209-84, college: New Orleans) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 15 rebounds. Forward Thomas Kennedy (201-87, college: Detroit Mercy, agency: Global Sports Plaza) contributed with 18 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Power forward Paul Butorac (208-83, college: E.Washington) answered with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 13 rebounds and forward Michael Nunnally (203-86, college: Pacific) added 13 points and 14 rebounds in the effort for Takamatsu FA. Four Takamatsu FA players scored in double figures. Iwate Big Bulls maintains tenth place with 2-13 record. Loser Takamatsu FA still closes the standings with 15 games lost. Iwate Big Bulls will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Iwate Big Bulls: Y.Yamamoto 21+1reb+3ast, L.Malloy 18+15reb+1ast, T.Kennedy 18+8reb, M.Sawaguchi 9+1reb, S.Coleman 7+8reb+1ast, J.Shin 5+1reb
Takamatsu FA: P.Butorac 20+13reb+1ast, H.Kikuchi 14+1reb, M.Nunnally 13+14reb+2ast, N.Williams 12+5reb+1ast, M.Kita 7+2reb+3ast, K.Tsutsumi 5+4reb+7ast
gschID: 141983


Chiba Jets - Osaka Evessa 75-59

The most crucial game of the last round was another loss of top-ranked Osaka Evessa (12-4) on the court of fourth ranked Chiba Jets on Thursday night. Visitors were defeated by Chiba Jets 75-59. The game without a history. Chiba Jets led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. Chiba Jets outrebounded Osaka Evessa 61-39 including a 39-26 advantage in defensive rebounds. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Chiba Jets made 7 blocks. American players dominated the game. Guard Jamel Staten (198-83, college: Minnesota St.) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 24 rebounds. Guard Maurice Hargrow (193-83, college: Minnesota) contributed with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Chiba Jets' coach Eric Gardow used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Center Wayne Marshall (211-86, college: Temple) answered with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 11 rebounds and forward Lawrence Blackledge (206-86, college: Marquette) added 7 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Osaka Evessa. Chiba Jets (9-7) moved-up to third place, which they share with Hamamatsu P. Osaka Evessa at the other side still keeps top position with four games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Chiba Jets: M.Hargrow 22+10reb+2ast, J.Staten 18+24reb+1ast, T.Kensuke 8+8reb+3ast, T.Nakamura 7+4reb+2ast, T.Ishida 6+4reb, R.Itakura 4+1reb+1ast
Osaka Evessa: W.Marshall 22+11reb+2ast, C.Aoki 10+3reb+2ast, L.Blackledge 7+10reb+4ast, K.Tyner 7+5reb+1ast, S.Takeda 4+1reb+1ast, D.Tamura 3
gschID: 141976


Fukuoka Rizing - Hamamatsu P. 101-98 OT

Rizing needed 101:98 overtime win over Hamamatsu. Palmer erupted with 42 points and 14 rebounds, while Arnold scored 22 points in the losing effort.
Top scorers:
Fukuoka Rizing: K.Palmer 42+14reb+2ast, J.Nakanishi 22+7reb+5ast, A.Takeno 18+3reb+2ast, G.Hamilton 7+13reb+6ast, C.Dixon 7+7reb+3ast, S.Ishitani 5+2reb+2ast
Hamamatsu P.: W.Arnold 22+3reb+3ast, J.Parmer 13+4reb+2ast, M.Lamizana 13+9reb+3ast, Y.Shiina 12, J.Dixon 12+5reb+4ast, L.Pomare 11+10reb
gschID: 141977


Chiba Jets - Osaka Evessa 67-77

No shocking result in a game when first ranked Osaka Evessa (12-4) beat on the road 4th placed Chiba Jets (9-7) 77-67 on Friday. The guests trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 1-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 77-67. Osaka Evessa dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Chiba Jets' 28. They outrebounded Chiba Jets 50-31 including a 40-26 advantage in defensive rebounds. American players dominated also this game. Forward Lawrence Blackledge (206-86, college: Marquette) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 20 rebounds and 5 assists. Center Wayne Marshall (211-86, college: Temple) contributed with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Blackledge is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top summer league for players who want to play basketball overseas. Guard Maurice Hargrow (193-83, college: Minnesota) answered with 14 points and 7 assists and guard Jamel Staten (198-83, college: Minnesota St.) added 14 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Chiba Jets. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Osaka Evessa maintains first place with 12-4 record. Loser Chiba Jets dropped to the third position with seven games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Osaka Evessa: W.Marshall 20+12reb+3ast, C.Aoki 17+3reb+5ast, L.Blackledge 16+20reb+5ast, L.Payne 11+5reb, K.Tyner 7+4reb+1ast, S.Takeda 6+3reb+1ast
Chiba Jets: H.Sato 14+1reb, M.Hargrow 14+3reb+7ast, J.Staten 14+6reb+3ast, J.Holden 12+7reb, G.Moliva 4+6reb+1ast, T.Kensuke 4+3reb
gschID: 141978


Akita NH - Okinawa GK 78-75

The game between closely ranked teams ended with second-ranked Okinawa GK's (11-4) road loss to first ranked Akita Happinets (11-4) 75-78 on Saturday. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Okinawa GK was trailing by 3 points at halftime but managed to get 2-point lead after three quarters before a 19-14 charge of Akita Happinets, which allowed them to win the game. Strangely Okinawa GK outrebounded Akita Happinets 56-38 including a 43-32 advantage in defensive rebounds. American swingman Ricky Woods (194-84, college: SE Louisiana) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 11 rebounds. His fellow American import swingman Curtis Terry (196-85, college: UNLV) contributed with 18 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Nigerian-American power forward Reggie Okosa (208-80, college: La Salle, agency: VVG Sports) answered with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 16 rebounds and American center Jeff Newton (205-81, college: Indiana) added 10 points and 13 rebounds in the effort for Okinawa GK. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Okinawa GK's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Akita Happinets maintains first place with 11-4 record, which they share with defeated Okinawa GK. Akita Happinets will face again league's second-placed Okinawa GK at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week.
Top scorers:
Akita NH: R.Woods 21+11reb, C.Terry 18+5reb+1ast, M.Gardener 10+4reb+5ast, S.Ocitti 10+6reb, D.Sweetney 8+3reb+1ast, Y.Kikuchi 6+2reb+2ast
Okinawa GK: R.Okosa 13+16reb+1ast, Y.Takushi 12+6reb, D.Palmer 11+5reb+2ast, J.Newton 10+13reb+2ast, M.Yamauchi 7, N.Namizato 7+7reb+7ast
gschID: 141979




BJ League Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Kevin PALMER
  Fukuoka .
  (198-G/F-87)
  Avg: 24.4
 1. Palmer, Fukuoka24.4 
 2. Woods, Akita NH23.9 
 3. Parker, Shimane SM23.1 
 4. White, Oita H.20.9 
 5. Hargrow, Chiba J.20.7 
 6. Flowers, Saitama20.5 
 7. Washington, Osaka20.5 
 8. Fitzgerald, Sendai19.9 
 9. Mims, Sendai 89ers18.5 
 10. Cummings, Oita H.18.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Chris HOLM
  Niigata Albirex
  (212-C/F-84)
  Avg: 13.7
 1. Holm, Niigata Albi.13.7 
 2. Blackledge, Osaka10.9 
 3. Staten, Chiba Jets10.8 
 4. Ocitti, Akita NH10.7 
 5. Woods, Akita NH10.7 
 6. Malloy, Iwate B.10.4 
 7. Nunnally, Takamats.10.4 
 8. Dora, Miyazaki SS10.4 
 9. Rickert, Kyoto H.10.3 
 10. Okosa, Okinawa GK10.2 
Assists Per Game
 Kenny SATTERFIELD
  Saitam.
  (188-PG-81)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Satterfield, Saita.7.5 
 2. Yamamoto, Shima.6.4 
 3. Gardener, Akita NH5.8 
 4. Shimura, Sendai5.1 
 5. Dukes, Sendai 89e.5.0 
 6. Takushi, Oita H.5.0 
 7. Dixon, Hamamats.4.9 
 8. Shimizu, Miyazaki.4.7 
 9. Joho, Toyama G.4.1 
 10. Namizato, Okina.4.1 
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. Humphrey, Saitama2.2 
 6. Hamilton, Fukuok.2.0 
 7. Lyons, Miyazaki SS2.0 
 8. Nakanishi, Fukuok.1.9 
 9. Yamada, Yokohama.1.7 
 10. Satterfield, Sait.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Jeral DAVIS
  Shimane SM
  (216-C-84)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Davis, Shimane SM3.7 
 2. Blackledge, Osaka3.2 
 3. Singleton, Sendai1.8 
 4. Hughes, Shinshu BW1.7 
 5. Dukes, Sendai 89e.1.6 
 6. Williams, Takamats.1.6 
 7. Mims, Sendai 89ers1.5 
 8. Flowers, Saitama1.5 
 9. Marshall, Osaka E.1.5 
 10. Ocitti, Akita NH1.5 


Round 9: Hokkaido L. defeats leader Aishin Sea Horses - by Eurobasket News
The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked Aishin Sea Horses (14-4) in Kariya on Sunday night. Hosts were defeated by sixth ranked Hokkaido L. (8-10) 101-97. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Aishin Sea Horses. Aishin Sea Horses trailed by 12 points at halftime and as many as 13 after three quarters before a 31-22 last quarter charge cut the deficit to 97-101 at the end of the game. Hokkaido L. looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. It was a good game for international guard Ryota Sakurai (194-83) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 10 rebounds and 9 assists. Senegalese swingman Mamadou Diouf (197-77, college: Delaware) contributed with 25 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. The former international point guard Shinsuke Kashiwagi (183-81) answered with 14 points and 7 assists for Aishin Sea Horses. Hokkaido L. moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Panasonic T. and Tochigi Brex. Defending champion Aishin Sea Horses still keep top position with four games lost. They share it with Toyota Alvark. Hokkaido L. is looking forward to face Mitsubishi Dolphins (#7) in Nagoya in the next round. Aishin Sea Horses will play at home against Tochigi Brex (#6) and are hoping to win this game.
An interesting game for Toyota Alvark (14-4) which played road game in Tochigi against 4th placed Tochigi Brex (8-10). Second ranked Toyota Alvark had an easy win 75-58. American forward Philip Ricci (202-80, college: Oregon St.) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds for the winners and Ken Tanaka chipped in 10 points and 10 rebounds. The best for the losing side was international guard Takuya Kawamura (193-86) with 15 points. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Toyota Alvark have an impressive series of fourteen victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Aishin SH. Tochigi Brex lost third consecutive game. They keep the fourth place with ten games lost. They share the position with Panasonic T. and Hokkaido L.. Toyota Alvark will play against bottom-ranked Toshiba Thunders (#8) in Kanagawa in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Tochigi Brex will play on the road against the league's second-placed Aishin Sea Horses (#2) in Kariya and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An interesting game for Toyota Alvark (14-4) which played road game in Tochigi against 4th placed Tochigi Brex (8-10). Second ranked Toyota Alvark managed to get a 11-point victory 83-72. Philip Ricci nailed 17 points and 6 rebounds for the winning side. Ivan McFarlin came up with 27 points and 7 rebounds for Tochigi Brex in the defeat. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. The victory was the fourteenth consecutive win for Toyota Alvark. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Aishin SH. Tochigi Brex lost their third game in a row. They keep the fourth place with ten games lost. They share the position with Panasonic T. and Hokkaido L.. Toyota Alvark will meet bottom-ranked Toshiba Thunders (#8) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Tochigi Brex will play against the league's second-placed Aishin Sea Horses (#2) in Kariya and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
JBL top team - Aishin Sea Horses (14-4) managed to deliver another win. This time they beat sixth ranked Hokkaido L. (8-10) in Kariya 79-65. The best player for the winners was Kevin Young who had a double-double by scoring 16 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. Hokkaido L.'s coach rotated ten players saving starting five for next games. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Aishin Sea Horses. Defending champion maintains first place with 14-4 record, which they share with Toyota Alvark. Hokkaido L. lost their third game in a row. They dropped to the fourth position with ten games lost. Aishin Sea Horses' next round opponent will be Tochigi Brex (#6) at home which should be theoretically an easy game. Hokkaido L. will play against Mitsubishi Dolphins in Nagoya.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 9: bottom-ranked Toshiba BT were beaten by Hitachi SR on the road 61-54. Panasonic T. won against Mitsubishi DD on its own court 93-86. Mitsubishi DD managed to outperform Panasonic T. in Nagoya 98-82. Hitachi SR managed to beat Toshiba BT at home 69-60.
The most impressive performance of 9th round was 18 points and 16 rebounds by Joji Takeuchi of Hitachi SR.


Hitachi SR - Toshiba BT 61-54

No shocking result in a game when third ranked Hitachi Sunrockers (12-6) beat bottom-ranked Toshiba Thunders (2-16) in Osaka 61-54. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 14-7. But Toshiba Thunders won second period 16-11. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Hitachi Sunrockers dominated on the defensive end, holding Toshiba Thunders to just 7 points in first quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 38 of its points in the paint compared to Toshiba Thunders' 18. The best player for the winners was international power forward Joji Takeuchi (206-85, agency: N.E.T.) who had a double-double by scoring 18 points and 16 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Swedish forward Christian Maraker (206-82, college: Pacific) chipped in 9 points and 5 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Chris Moss (204-80, college: W.Virginia) who recorded a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds and the other American import center Scott Merritt (208-82, college: Marquette) added 11 points and 8 rebounds respectively. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Hitachi Sunrockers. They maintain third place with 12-6 record having just two points less than leader Toyota Alvark. Toshiba Thunders lost their fourth game in a row. They stay at the bottom position with 16 games lost. Hitachi Sunrockers' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Osaka Panasonic Trians.
Top scorers:
Hitachi SR: J.Takeuchi 18+16reb+3ast, J.Smith 9+1reb+1ast, C.Maraker 9+5reb, H.Kashiwakura 8+2reb+3ast, F.Nishimura 5+1reb+2ast, S.Oya 4+1reb
Toshiba BT: C.Moss 17+10reb+1ast, S.Merritt 11+8reb, Y.Miyanga 6+3reb+3ast, T.Tomida 6+2reb, Y.Kagami 6+3reb+1ast, Y.Yamashita 3+1reb+1ast
gschID: 137455


Aishin SH - Hokkaido L. 79-65

JBL top team - Aishin Sea Horses (14-4) managed to deliver another win. This time they beat sixth ranked Hokkaido L. (8-10) in Kariya 79-65. The game without a history. Aishin Sea Horses led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. The best player for the winners was Jamaican center Kevin Young (206-84, college: Missouri) who had a double-double by scoring 16 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. The former international power forward J.R. Sakuragi (206-76, college: UCLA) chipped in 10 points and 7 rebounds. Four Aishin Sea Horses players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Jai Lewis (201-83, college: George Mason, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement) who recorded 19 points and 9 rebounds and international guard Ryota Sakurai (194-83) added 12 points and 6 assists respectively. Hokkaido L.'s coach rotated ten players saving starting five for next games. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Aishin Sea Horses. Defending champion maintains first place with 14-4 record, which they share with Toyota Alvark. Hokkaido L. lost their third game in a row. They dropped to the fourth position with ten games lost. Aishin Sea Horses' next round opponent will be Tochigi Brex (#6) at home which should be theoretically an easy game. Hokkaido L. will play against Mitsubishi Dolphins in Nagoya.
Top scorers:
Aishin SH: K.Young 16+11reb+4ast, S.Kashiwagi 14+4reb, S.Asayama 11+1reb, J.Sakuragi 10+7reb+2ast, T.Furukawa 10+1reb, A.Richardson 8+4reb+1ast
Hokkaido L.: J.Lewis 19+9reb+3ast, T.Orimo 14+1reb, R.Sakurai 12+4reb+6ast, M.Diouf 9+9reb+1ast, T.Klette 8+4reb+1ast, D.Noguchi 3+2reb+1ast
gschID: 137456


Aishin SH - Hokkaido L. 97-101

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked Aishin Sea Horses (14-4) in Kariya on Sunday night. Hosts were defeated by sixth ranked Hokkaido L. (8-10) 101-97. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Aishin Sea Horses. Aishin Sea Horses trailed by 12 points at halftime and as many as 13 after three quarters before a 31-22 last quarter charge cut the deficit to 97-101 at the end of the game. Hokkaido L. looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. It was a good game for international guard Ryota Sakurai (194-83) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 10 rebounds and 9 assists. Senegalese swingman Mamadou Diouf (197-77, college: Delaware) contributed with 25 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. The former international point guard Shinsuke Kashiwagi (183-81) answered with 14 points and 7 assists and international swingman Takatoshi Furukawa (190-87) added 19 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) in the effort for Aishin Sea Horses. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Hokkaido L. moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Panasonic T. and Tochigi Brex. Defending champion Aishin Sea Horses still keep top position with four games lost. They share it with Toyota Alvark. Hokkaido L. is looking forward to face Mitsubishi Dolphins (#7) in Nagoya in the next round. Aishin Sea Horses will play at home against Tochigi Brex (#6) and are hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Hokkaido L.: M.Diouf 25+6reb+2ast, T.Orimo 21+5ast, T.Klette 17+3reb+1ast, R.Sakurai 16+10reb+9ast, J.Lewis 13+3reb+2ast, D.Noguchi 4+3reb
Aishin SH: T.Furukawa 19+3reb+3ast, A.Richardson 17+3reb, S.Asayama 16+1reb+1ast, S.Kashiwagi 14+4reb+7ast, M.Shimada 13+3reb+2ast, K.Young 11+8reb+3ast
gschID: 137457


Panasonic T. - Mitsubishi DD 93-86

Rather expected game when 7th ranked Mitsubishi Dolphins (6-12) lost to fifth ranked Panasonic Trians (8-10) in Osaka 86-93. The hosts were already 11 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 32-28 Mitsubishi Dolphins' run in the last quarter cut the lead to 93-86 at the end of the game. 33 personal fouls committed by Mitsubishi Dolphins helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was international guard Kenta Hirose (193-85) who scored 19 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists. International swingman Kosuke Kanamaru (193-89) chipped in 17 points. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Ron Hale (203-77, college: Florida St.) who recorded a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds and the former international guard Kei Igarashi (180-80) added 18 points respectively. Five Panasonic Trians and four Mitsubishi Dolphins players scored in double figures. Mitsubishi Dolphins' coach let to play eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. The victory was the third consecutive win for Panasonic Trians. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Hokkaido L. and Tochigi Brex. Mitsubishi Dolphins lost their third game in a row. They keep the seventh position with 12 games lost. Panasonic Trians' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Osaka to the arena Hitachi Sunrockers.
Top scorers:
Panasonic T.: K.Hirose 19+9reb+6ast, K.Kanamaru 17+4reb, T.Nakatsuka 14, A.Custis 12+7reb+1ast, C.O'Bannon 12+3reb+1ast, T.Onishi 11+3reb+1ast
Mitsubishi DD: K.Igarashi 18+3reb+2ast, S.Utsumi 17+2ast, R.Hale 16+10reb, B.Allen 11+8reb+1ast, J.Uzawa 9+3reb+2ast, K.Nakagawa 9+2reb+2ast
gschID: 137458


Panasonic T. - Mitsubishi DD 82-98

There was a small surprise when seventh ranked Mitsubishi Dolphins (6-12) won against 5th ranked Panasonic Trians (8-10) in Osaka 98-82. The game was mostly controlled by Mitsubishi Dolphins. Panasonic Trians was better in second period 20-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Mitsubishi Dolphins shot the lights out from three nailing 13 long-distance shots on high 52.0 percentage. The best player for the winners was the former international guard Kei Igarashi (180-80) who scored 27 points and 4 assists. American forward Ron Hale (203-77, college: Florida St.) chipped in 19 points and 8 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Charles O'Bannon (198-75, college: UCLA) who recorded 14 points and 8 rebounds and international point guard Hiroyuki Kinoshita (178-80) added 9 points and 6 assists respectively. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Mitsubishi Dolphins maintains seventh place with 6-12 record. Panasonic Trians at the other side dropped to the fourth position with ten games lost. Mitsubishi Dolphins' next round opponent will be higher ranked Hokkaido L. (#5) in Saporro and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Panasonic Trians' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Osaka to the arena Hitachi Sunrockers.
Top scorers:
Mitsubishi DD: K.Igarashi 27+4reb+4ast, R.Hale 19+8reb+3ast, Y.Ueta 14+1ast, Z.Abe 8+1reb, J.Uzawa 8+9reb+2ast, K.Nakagawa 7+3reb+5ast
Panasonic T.: C.O'Bannon 14+8reb+3ast, A.Custis 10+5reb+1ast, T.Nakatsuka 9+2reb, H.Kinoshita 9+2reb+6ast, S.Kobayashi 8, H.Watanabe 8+2ast
gschID: 137459


Tochigi Brex - Toyota Alvark 58-75

An interesting game for Toyota Alvark (14-4) which played road game in Tochigi against 4th placed Tochigi Brex (8-10). Second ranked Toyota Alvark had an easy win 75-58. Tochigi Brex was ahead by 1 point after three quarters before a 30-12 charge of Toyota Alvark, which allowed them to win the game. They made 19-of-21 charity shots (90.5 percent) during the game. Toyota Alvark outrebounded Tochigi Brex 53-25 including a 20-8 advantage in offensive rebounds. American forward Philip Ricci (202-80, college: Oregon St.) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds for the winners and naturalized American forward Ken Tanaka (188-81, college: Whittier) chipped in 10 points and 10 rebounds. Four Toyota Alvark players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was international guard Takuya Kawamura (193-86) with 15 points and American forward Ivan McFarlin (203-82, college: Oklahoma St.) scored 15 points and 5 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Toyota Alvark have an impressive series of fourteen victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Aishin SH. Tochigi Brex lost third consecutive game. They keep the fourth place with ten games lost. They share the position with Panasonic T. and Hokkaido L.. Toyota Alvark will play against bottom-ranked Toshiba Thunders (#8) in Kanagawa in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Tochigi Brex will play on the road against the league's second-placed Aishin Sea Horses (#2) in Kariya and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Toyota Alvark: J.Gibbs 15+6reb+1ast, P.Ricci 15+10reb+2ast, K.Tanaka 10+10reb+2ast, T.Kumagai 10+2reb+1ast, T.Shonaka 5+3reb+3ast, Y.Okada 5+1reb
Tochigi Brex: I.McFarlin 15+5reb+1ast, T.Kawamura 15+4reb+3ast, Y.Tabuse 7+1reb+1ast, D.Yamada 7+4reb+2ast, S.Hinkley 3+5reb, T.Amino 3+3reb+2ast
gschID: 137453


Hitachi SR - Toshiba BT 69-60

Not a big story in a game when 8th ranked Toshiba Thunders (2-16) lost to third ranked Hitachi Sunrockers (12-6) in Osaka 60-69. Toshiba Thunders were ahead by 1 point at the halftime before a 26-14 third quarter run of Hitachi Sunrockers. The best player for the winners was international guard Fumio Nishimura (177-86) who scored 25 points. International power forward Joji Takeuchi (206-85, agency: N.E.T.) chipped in a double-double by scoring 13 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Chris Moss (204-80, college: W.Virginia) who recorded 19 points and 9 rebounds (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field) and the other American import center Scott Merritt (208-82, college: Marquette) added 14 points and 8 rebounds respectively. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Hitachi Sunrockers. They maintain third place with 12-6 record having just two points less than leader Toyota Alvark. Toshiba Thunders lost their fourth game in a row. They stay at the bottom position with 16 games lost. Hitachi Sunrockers' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Osaka Panasonic Trians.
Top scorers:
Hitachi SR: F.Nishimura 25+3reb+1ast, T.Sato 14+3reb+3ast, J.Takeuchi 13+12reb+4ast, J.Smith 8+8reb, T.Iwaguma 6+2ast, H.Kashiwakura 3+3reb+1ast
Toshiba BT: C.Moss 19+9reb+1ast, S.Merritt 14+8reb+2ast, T.Kurihara 8+1reb, H.Ono 7+2reb, Y.Kagami 4+1reb+2ast, S.Kikuchi 4+1reb
gschID: 137454


Tochigi Brex - Toyota Alvark 72-83

An interesting game for Toyota Alvark (14-4) which played road game in Tochigi against 4th placed Tochigi Brex (8-10). Second ranked Toyota Alvark managed to get a 11-point victory 83-72. The game was mostly controlled by Toyota Alvark. Tochigi Brex managed to win fourth quarter 24-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American forward Philip Ricci (202-80, college: Oregon St.) nailed 17 points and 6 rebounds for the winning side and international power forward Kosuke Takeuchi (206-85) accounted for 14 points. Four Toyota Alvark players scored in double figures. American forward Ivan McFarlin (203-82, college: Oklahoma St.) came up with 27 points and 7 rebounds and international guard Takuya Kawamura (193-86) added 13 points and 4 assists respectively for Tochigi Brex in the defeat. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. The victory was the fourteenth consecutive win for Toyota Alvark. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Aishin SH. Tochigi Brex lost their third game in a row. They keep the fourth place with ten games lost. They share the position with Panasonic T. and Hokkaido L.. Toyota Alvark will meet bottom-ranked Toshiba Thunders (#8) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Tochigi Brex will play against the league's second-placed Aishin Sea Horses (#2) in Kariya and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Toyota Alvark: P.Ricci 17+6reb+3ast, K.Takeuchi 14+3reb+1ast, K.Tanaka 12+2reb+1ast, Y.Okada 12+2reb, J.Gibbs 7+7reb+1ast, T.Shonaka 5+2reb+3ast
Tochigi Brex: I.McFarlin 27+7reb+1ast, T.Kawamura 13+4ast, T.Amino 7+5reb, Y.Tabuse 7+4reb+3ast, D.Yamada 6+4reb, S.Hinkley 3+4reb+1ast
gschID: 137452




Standings - BJ League
BJ Standings
Eastern
 1. Akita NH 11-4 
 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 2-13 
Western
 1. Osaka Evessa 12-4 
 2. Okinawa GK 11-4 
 3. Shiga L-Stars 10-5 
 4. Kyoto Hannar. 10-5 
 5. Fukuoka Rizing 10-6 
 6. Shimane SM 8-7 
 7. Miyazaki SS 6-9 
 8. Oita H.Devils 4-11 
 9. Takamatsu FA 0-15 


Stats Leaders - JBL Superleague
Points Per Game
 Takuya KAWAMURA
  Tochigi .
  (193-G-86)
  Avg: 20.5
 1. Kawamura, Tochigi20.5 
 2. Sakuragi, Aishin SH17.3 
 3. Kanamaru, Panasoni.16.6 
 4. McFarlin, Tochigi16.1 
 5. Hale, Mitsubis.16.1 
 6. Takeuchi, Hitac.14.3 
 7. Orimo, Hokkaido L.14.1 
 8. Lewis, Hokkaido L.13.4 
 9. Ricci, Toyota Alva.13.2 
 10. Klette, Hokkaido13.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 J.R. SAKURAGI
  Aishin SH
  (206-F/C-76)
  Avg: 11.4
 1. Sakuragi, Aishin SH11.4 
 2. McFarlin, Tochigi9.7 
 3. Takeuchi, Hitac.9.6 
 4. Diouf, Hokkaido L.8.1 
 5. Moss, Toshiba BT7.9 
 6. Gibbs, Toyota A.7.8 
 7. O''Bannon, Panason.7.4 
 8. Young, Aishin SH7.1 
 9. Allen, Mitsubis.6.9 
 10. Ricci, Toyota Alv.6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Ryota SAKURAI
  Hokkaido.
  (194-G-83)
  Avg: 4.6
 1. Sakurai, Hokkaido.4.6 
 2. Kashiwakura, Hitac.3.8 
 3. Igarashi, Mitsubis.3.8 
 4. Kawamura, Tochigi3.5 
 5. Kinoshita, Panason.3.0 
 6. Miyanga, Toshi.3.0 
 7. Kashiwagi, Aishin2.9 
 8. Watanabe, Panason.2.9 
 9. Sakuragi, Aishin SH2.9 
 10. Takeuchi, Hitac.2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Takuya KAWAMURA
  Tochigi .
  (193-G-86)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Kawamura, Tochigi2.1 
 2. Kashiwagi, Aishin1.9 
 3. Hirose, Panasoni.1.7 
 4. Hale, Mitsubis.1.6 
 5. Sato, Hitachi SR1.5 
 6. Diouf, Hokkaido L.1.4 
 7. Gibbs, Toyota A.1.4 
 8. Sakuragi, Aishin SH1.4 
 9. Lewis, Hokkaido L.1.2 
 10. Sakurai, Hokkaido.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, Tochigi1.1 
 4. Ricci, Toyota Alva.1.1 
 5. Diouf, Hokkaido L.1.0 
 6. Takeuchi, Toyota0.9 
 7. Merritt, Toshi.0.8 
 8. Young, Aishin SH0.8 
 9. Aono, Panasonic T.0.8 
 10. Uzawa, Mitsubis.0.7 


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


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Courtney SIMS
  VEF Riga
  (211-C-83)
  Avg: 29.2
 1. Sims, VEF Riga29.2 
 2. Kalve, Valmiera20.4 
 3. Krumins, Jelgava18.1 
 4. Lucas, Valmiera17.8 
 5. Mayo, Liepaja17.4 
 6. Ozols, Jurmala17.3 
 7. Young, Ventspils16.8 
 8. Peiners, LU16.2 
 9. Perry, VEF Riga15.6 
 10. Mediss, Turiba15.1 
Rebounds Per Game