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  ABA   


Admirals lose to the Chicago Steam - by Gianni Pascucci
The Lake Michigan Admirals played the Chicago Steam yesterday night at Lake Michigan Catholic in front of about 500 fans. Unfortunately the Admirals came a little short. The Admirals gave it their all and didn't let up one second but the Steam had a little more luck, winning the game 104-100. Chicago's new player, Andre Muse (6'5''-G-86, agency: Pro Management Agency, college: Quincy), literally led his team to victory tonight with a career high 53 points !. The Admirals were led by Odgra Bobo (6'6''-F-85, college: Oakland CC) with 25 pts and Steven Strong (6'3''-G-84) with 23 pts, but they missed out on the one thing they wanted and that's a win. The Admirals' next game is Feb. 12th against the NWI Magical Starz at LMC at 7:00pm.

Standings
ABA Standings
 1. Colorado Kings 13-0 
 2. Arlington B. 2-3 
 3. NY Prime Time 1-4 
 4. Santa Barbara 0-0 
 5. Texas RR 0-1 
 6. Shizuoka Gym. 0-3 
Gulf Coast
 1. SE Texas M. 18-1 
 2. Gulf Coast F. 5-4 
 3. Mobile Bay H. 4-2 
 4. Louisiana U. 1-4 
 5. Cypress 0-0 
 6. Houston R.S. 0-5 
Mid-Atlantic
 1. Seven Cities 11-0 
 2. Atlanta V. 0-0 
 3. Charlotte 0-0 
 4. College Park 0-0 
 5. Fayetteville F. 0-0 
 6. Georgia G. 0-0 
 7. Georgia K. 0-0 
NoCal
 1. E.Bay Pitbulls 11-4 
 2. Bay Area M. 9-5 
 3. Sacramento H. 8-4 
 4. California SK 8-5 
 5. Modesto H. 7-7 
 6. S.Francisco R. 5-3 
 7. Clayton 0-0 
North Central
 1. Chicago Steam 11-3 
 2. Lake Michigan 7-4 
 3. Detroit Hoops 0-0 
 4. Elkhart E. 0-0 
 5. Indianapolis 0-0 
 6. Kansas City S. 0-0 
 7. Pittsburgh P. 0-0 
 8. NWI M.Stars 0-3 
Northeast
 1. Jersey Expr. 3-1 
 2. NY Red Riders 0-0 
 3. NY Thunder 0-0 
 4. S.Jersey 0-0 
 5. Tri-City Suns 0-0 
Northwest
 1. Seattle M. 11-1 
SoCal
 1. San Diego Sol 10-3 
 2. Las Vegas A. 9-1 
 3. San Diego S. 8-5 
 4. LA Slam 6-6 
 5. Compton C. 0-0 
 6. Mid-Valley 0-0 
 7. S.Valley Fever 0-0 
 8. Riverside R. 0-1 
 9. SoCal Swish 0-3 
South Central
 1. E.Kentucky En. 12-0 
 2. Columbus Diesel 5-3 
 3. St. Louis 2-1 
 4. Kentucky B. 0-0 
 5. Kentucky C. 0-0 
 6. W.Virginia B. 0-0 
Southeast
 1. Jacksonville 14-0 
 2. Savannah Storm 10-3 
 3. Columbus Life 4-0 
 4. Bahama PS 0-0 
 5. Florida M. 0-0 
 6. Florida Th. 0-0 
 7. Heartland P. 0-0 
 8. Orlando Kings 0-0 
 9. Team Haiti 0-0 
Southwest
 1. Texas Fuel 12-4 
 2. North Dallas 10-6 
 3. Oklahoma 8-3 
 4. West Texas W. 8-5 
 5. N.Texas F. 1-4 
 6. Dallas Impact 0-0 


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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   


Standings
Adriatic League Standings
 1. Partizan 13-7 
 2. Krka 13-7 
 3. Union Olimpija 12-8 
 4. Buducnost 12-8 
 5. KK Zagreb CO 11-9 
 6. Cedevita 11-9 
 7. Igokea 10-10 
 8. Radnicki 10-10 
 9. Hemofarm 9-11 
 10. CEZ Nymburk 9-11 
 11. Cibona 9-11 
 12. Siroki TT 9-11 
 13. Crvena Zvezda 6-14 
 14. Zadar 6-14 


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Michael LEE
  Radnicki
  (207-F-86)
  Avg: 19.8
 1. Lee, Radnicki19.8 
 2. Zoric, KK.19.5 
 3. Macvan, Hemofarm19.2 
 4. Bogdanovic, Cibona18.2 
 5. Draper, Cedevita18.0 
 6. Edwards, Cedevita17.6 
 7. Marsh, Crvena Z.17.4 
 8. Car, Zadar16.8 
 9. Chase, Igokea16.1 
 10. Dragicevic, Buduc.15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Luka ZORIC
  KK Zagreb CO
  (211-C/F-84)
  Avg: 8.4
 1. Zoric, KK.8.4 
 2. Harvey, Igokea7.6 
 3. Dragicevic, Buduc.7.1 
 4. Macvan, Hemofarm6.8 
 5. Gist, Partizan6.7 
 6. Kasun, KK.6.4 
 7. Milosevic, Crvena Z.5.9 
 8. Nikolic, Crvena Z.5.8 
 9. Necas, CEZ Nymburk5.7 
 10. Benda, CEZ Nymburk5.7 
Assists Per Game
 Dontaye DRAPER
  Cedevita
  (180-G-84)
  Avg: 5.6
 1. Draper, Cedevita5.6 
 2. Markovic, Radnicki5.0 
 3. Pavkovic, Hemofarm4.7 
 4. Morovic, Siroki TT4.5 
 5. Lafayette, Partizan4.2 
 6. Renfroe, KK.3.9 
 7. Ilievski, Union O.3.7 
 8. Chase, Igokea3.6 
 9. Nissim, CEZ N.3.6 
 10. Car, Zadar3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Dontaye DRAPER
  Cedevita
  (180-G-84)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Draper, Cedevita2.6 
 2. Stemberger, Siroki T.2.2 
 3. Lafayette, Partizan2.2 
 4. Lee, Radnicki2.1 
 5. Car, Zadar2.0 
 6. Pumprla, CEZ N.1.9 
 7. Dragic, Krka1.9 
 8. Cakarevic, Radnicki1.7 
 9. Ozbolt, Union O.1.7 
 10. Renfroe, KK.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Luka ZORIC
  KK Zagreb CO
  (211-C/F-84)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Zoric, KK.1.2 
 2. Radosevic, Cibona1.0 
 3. Nikolic, Crvena Z.1.0 
 4. Dragicevic, Buduc.1.0 
 5. Jawai, Partizan0.8 
 6. Edwards, Cedevita0.8 
 7. Shermadini, Union O.0.8 
 8. Vesely, Partizan0.7 
 9. Kasun, KK.0.7 
 10. Macvan, Hemofarm0.7 


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  ARGENTINA   


Standings - LigaA
LigaA Standings
 1. Obras 10-4 
 2. Atenas 9-4 
 3. Lanus 9-4 
 4. Libertad S. 8-5 
 5. La Union 8-5 
 6. Gimnasia CR 8-5 
 7. Penarol 7-4 
 8. Monte Hermoso 7-7 
 9. Club 9 6-7 
 10. Quimsa 6-7 
 11. Argentino 6-7 
 12. Regatas C. 6-8 
 13. Boca Jrs 5-10 
 14. Estudiantes 4-8 
 15. Olimpico LB 3-8 
 16. Sionista 1-10 


Stats Leaders - LigaA
Points Per Game
 David JACKSON
  La Union
  (196-G-82)
  Avg: 19.7
 1. Jackson, La Union19.7 
 2. Johnson, Monte H.17.9 
 3. Bunn, Argentino17.8 
 4. Lo Grippo, Quimsa16.8 
 5. Meyinsse, Club 916.4 
 6. Gutierrez, Obras16.0 
 7. Taylor, Lanus15.7 
 8. Galindo, Libertad S.15.7 
 9. Gutierrez, Penarol15.5 
 10. Pittman, Obras14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Juan GUTIERREZ
  Obras
  (205-F/C-83)
  Avg: 10
 1. Gutierrez, Obras10.0 
 2. Kante, Olimpico LB9.2 
 3. Rollins, Gimnasia.9.2 
 4. Kammerichs, Regat.9.1 
 5. Williams, Atenas8.6 
 6. Johnson, Monte H.8.2 
 7. Battle, Libertad S.8.2 
 8. Leiva, Penarol8.1 
 9. Alston, Boca Jrs7.9 
 10. Mikulas, La Union7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Pepe SANCHEZ
  Estudiantes
  (193-G-77)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Sanchez, Estudian.6.3 
 2. Martinez, Regat.5.7 
 3. Labaque, Atenas5.0 
 4. Salles, Monte H.4.8 
 5. Ginobili, Libertad S.4.7 
 6. Cequeira, Obras4.4 
 7. Sartorelli, Argentino3.6 
 8. Victoriano, Lanus3.3 
 9. Treise, Quimsa3.0 
 10. Laws, Olimpico LB3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Pepe SANCHEZ
  Estudiantes
  (193-G-77)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Sanchez, Estudian.3.2 
 2. Cequeira, Obras2.6 
 3. Lamonte, Penarol2.5 
 4. Sciutto, Monte H.2.5 
 5. Williams, Atenas2.4 
 6. Martinez, Regat.2.4 
 7. Salles, Monte H.2.4 
 8. Funes, Gimnasia CR2.3 
 9. Labaque, Atenas2.3 
 10. Okosa, Gimnasia CR2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Robert BATTLE
  Libertad S.
  (204-C-81)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Battle, Libertad S.1.9 
 2. Johnson, Monte H.1.5 
 3. Meyinsse, Club 91.4 
 4. Gutierrez, Obras1.2 
 5. Alston, Boca Jrs1.2 
 6. Kammerichs, Regat.1.1 
 7. Williams, Atenas0.9 
 8. Levy, Lanus0.8 
 9. Aguerre, Estudian.0.8 
 10. Wolkowyski, Libertad.0.7 


Halcones Rojos edge Penarol to reach Liga Americas Final Four - by Eurobasket News
Halcones Rojos - Penarol 77:68

Halcones Rojos recorded the third straight win in Liga Americas Group E. They held off Penarol to win the group and reached Final Four. Brandon Robinson (202-F-81, agency: Paris Global Sports, college: Auburn) stepped up with impressive 30 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Mexican team. Penarol in the meantime slipped at 1-2 record and fell out of contention.
Penarol got to a slightly better start. They posted a 19:18 lead after ten minutes. Penarol maintained the advantage for some time in the second quarter but Brandon Robinson sparked a 7:0 run from Halcones as they grabbed 32:30 lead at the interval. Halcones Rojos increased the tempo in the third stanza. They cleared off to an 8-point distance in the third period. Penarol conceded 25 points in the fourth frame and had to surrender at the end. Jaime Lloreda (201-F/C-80, college: LSU) tallied 22 points, 10 boards and 5 assists for Halcones Rojos. Carlos Rivera (187-G-83, agency: Paris Global Sports, college: Hofstra) and Paul Stoll (178-G-85) added 7 points each. Kyle Lamonte (191-G-84, agency: KMG Sports Management, college: William Carey) answered with 22 points and 8 rebounds for Penarol. Martin Leiva (208-F/C-80) nailed 12 points in the loss.

Halcones Rojos: Brandon Robinson 30+14 boards, Jaime Lloreda 22+10 boards, Carlos Rivera 7, Paul Stoll 7
Penarol: Kyle Lamonte 22, Martin Leiva 12



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  AUSTRALIA   


Stats Leaders - NBL
Points Per Game
 Gary ERVIN
  Hawks
  (186-G-83)
  Avg: 21.9
 1. Ervin, Hawks21.9 
 2. Penney, Breakers19.0 
 3. Redhage, Wildcats18.0 
 4. Khazzouh, Sydney K.17.3 
 5. Worthington, Blaze16.9 
 6. Williams, Tigers16.8 
 7. Clark, Blaze16.1 
 8. Ballinger, 36ers15.3 
 9. Ubaka, Taipans15.1 
 10. Wilkinson, Breakers14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Julian KHAZZOUH
  Sydney K.
  (211-C-86)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Khazzouh, Sydney K.10.5 
 2. Davidson, Hawks8.0 
 3. Vukona, Breakers7.5 
 4. Holmes, 36ers7.5 
 5. Nevill, Tigers7.4 
 6. Williams, Tigers7.2 
 7. Knight, Wildcats7.1 
 8. Worthington, Blaze7.1 
 9. Crosswhite, Taipa.6.9 
 10. Clark, Blaze6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Corey WILLIAMS
  Tigers
  (191-G-77)
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Williams, Tigers5.4 
 2. Gibson, Blaze5.4 
 3. Carter, 36ers4.7 
 4. Saville, Hawks4.7 
 5. Shannon, 36ers4.6 
 6. Ervin, Hawks4.3 
 7. Ubaka, Taipans4.1 
 8. Braswell, Breakers4.0 
 9. DeVries, 36ers3.4 
 10. Holmes, 36ers3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Damian MARTIN
  Wildcats
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Martin, Wildcats2.1 
 2. Saville, Hawks1.7 
 3. Crawford, Croco.1.5 
 4. Hill, 36ers1.4 
 5. Carter, 36ers1.3 
 6. Braswell, Breakers1.3 
 7. Shannon, 36ers1.3 
 8. Williams, Tigers1.2 
 9. Robbins, Wildcats1.2 
 10. Penney, Breakers1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Ater MAJOK
  Wildcats
  (208-F-87)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Majok, Wildcats2.3 
 2. Ballinger, 36ers1.9 
 3. Khazzouh, Sydney K.1.9 
 4. Clark, Blaze1.2 
 5. Gilder, Sydney K.1.2 
 6. Crosswhite, Taipa.1.1 
 7. Worthington, Blaze1.1 
 8. Schenscher, Croco.1.1 
 9. Nevill, Tigers1.1 
 10. Freeman, Croco.0.9 


Standings - NBL
NBL Standings
 1. Breakers 15-3 
 2. Wildcats 12-7 
 3. Taipans 11-7 
 4. Crocodiles 11-8 
 5. Hawks 9-10 
 6. 36ers 8-11 
 7. Blaze 8-11 
 8. Tigers 6-12 
 9. Sydney K. 4-15 


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  BALTIC LEAGUE   


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Mareks JUREVICUS
  Tezenis Verona
  (198-G/F-85)
  Avg: 19
 1. Jurevicus, Liepaja19.0 
 2. Bergmanis, Zemgale18.8 
 3. Osby, TT.18.6 
 4. Vasylius, Neptunas16.7 
 5. Ilin, Barsy Atyrau16.5 
 6. Mitchell, Liepaja16.3 
 7. Kjellbom, Norrkoping16.0 
 8. Parakhouski, VEF R.15.6 
 9. Sirvydis, Sakalai15.5 
 10. Talts, TU/Rock15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Bambale OSBY
  TTU/Kalev
  (203-F-86)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Osby, TT.11.5 
 2. Kieza, Juventus10.3 
 3. Valeika, Valmiera9.2 
 4. Dunigan, Kalev/Cr.8.5 
 5. Eziukwu, TU/Rock8.5 
 6. Dumbliauskas, Alytus A.8.4 
 7. Cipruss, Valmiera8.3 
 8. Matulis, Sakalai8.0 
 9. Cepukaitis, Juven.8.0 
 10. Cukinas, Aiscai K.7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Evaldas DAINYS
  Rudupis
  (180-G-82)
  Avg: 6
 1. Dainys, Rudupis6.0 
 2. Ezerskis, Techasas5.3 
 3. Broadus, Siauliai5.2 
 4. Varanauskas, Sakal.4.9 
 5. Kriisa, TT.4.8 
 6. Vasiliauskas, Aiscai K.4.7 
 7. Mitchell, Norrkoping4.6 
 8. Alijevas, Nevezis4.6 
 9. Gaidamaviciu., Norrko.4.6 
 10. Rinkevicius, Techasas4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Gintaras LEONAVICIUS
  Techasas
  (194-G-83)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Leonavicius, Techa.2.7 
 2. Dorbek, Rakvere2.2 
 3. Dainys, Rudupis2.0 
 4. Leppik, TU/Rock1.9 
 5. Mitchell, Liepaja1.9 
 6. Arbet, Kalev/Cramo1.9 
 7. Chunda, Barsy A.1.9 
 8. Saage, Rakvere1.9 
 9. Sirvydis, Sakalai1.8 
 10. Vasylius, Neptunas1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Callistus EZIUKWU
  TU/Rock
  (208-F/C-85)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Eziukwu, TU/Rock2.1 
 2. Dunigan, Kalev/Cr.1.9 
 3. Rozitis, Zemgale1.8 
 4. Kjellbom, Norrkoping1.7 
 5. Silinskis, Techasas1.6 
 6. Cresnar, Nevezis1.3 
 7. Parakhouski, VEF R.1.3 
 8. Osby, TT.1.1 
 9. Cepukaitis, Juven.1.1 
 10. Cain, VEF Riga1.0 


Standings - Men
Baltic League Standings
Challenge Cup
 1. Sakalai 0-0 
 2. Rakvere 0-0 
 3. Barsy Atyrau 0-0 
 4. Naglis-Adakris 0-0 
Elite Division
 1. VEF Riga 13-3 
 2. Ventspils 12-4 
 3. TU/Rock 12-5 
 4. Nevezis 11-5 
 5. Rudupis 11-7 
 6. Siauliai 10-8 
 7. Kalev/Cramo 9-8 
 8. Perlas 8-10 
 9. Norrkoping 7-9 
 10. Liepaja 5-11 
 11. TTU/Kalev 4-15 
 12. Valmiera 1-18 
Challenge Cup
 1. Aiscai Kaunas 6-2 
 2. Juventus 5-3 
 3. Techasas 5-3 
 4. Neptunas 4-4 
 5. Zemgale 3-5 
 6. Alytus Alita 1-7 


Round 18: Norrkoping Dolphins defeat group leader VEF Riga - by Eurobasket News
The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with defeat of the leader, derby games and favorites losing the games.

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked Latvian VEF Riga (13-3) on the court of ninth ranked Swedish Norrkoping Dolphins on Sunday night. Visitors were defeated by Norrkoping Dolphins 84-75. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of VEF Riga. VEF Riga was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. 28 personal fouls committed by VEF Riga helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for American guard Andrew Mitchell (181-79, college: Kent St.) who led his team to a victory with 25 points and 4 assists. Irish forward Conor Grace (210-82, college: Davidson) contributed with 11 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Belarusian center Artsiom Parakhouski (211-87, college: Radford) replied with 20 points and 6 rebounds for VEF Riga. Defending Swedish champion maintains ninth position in Elite with 7-9 record. VEF Riga at the other side still keeps top place with three games lost. Norrkoping Dolphins are looking forward to face TTU/Kalev (#11) in Tallinn in the next round. VEF Riga will play at home against Liepaja (#10) and is hoping to win this game.
The game in Vilnius was also worth to mention about. 7th ranked Estonian Kalev/Cramo (9-8) played at the court of eighth ranked Lithuanian Perlas (8-10). Perlas managed to secure a 4-point victory 71-67. Forward Vilmantas Dilys (208-87) scored 18 points to lead the charge for the winners and Tautvydas Slezas chipped in 9 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. Perlas' coach Roberts Stelmahers allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. The best for the losing side was American center Michael Dunigan (208-89, college: Oregon, agency: N.E.T.) with a double-double by scoring 17 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists. Perlas have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain eighth position in Elite with 8-10 record. Kalev/Cramo lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventh place with eight games lost. Perlas will play against higher ranked Rudupis (#5) in Prienai in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Kalev/Cramo will have a break next round.
One of the most interesting games of round 18 was a derby match between two teams from Lithuania. Third ranked Techasas won against host Alytus Alita (1-7) 74-60. Gintaras Leonavicius notched 17 points and 7 rebounds to lead the effort. Techasas' coach Gintaras Leonavicius used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Even 20 points and 6 rebounds by Marius Janisius did not help to save the game for Alytus Alita. Techasas (5-3) moved-up to second place in 2, which they share with Juventus. Loser Alytus Alita keeps the sixth position with seven games lost. Techasas will meet at home Zemgale (#5) in the next round. Alytus Alita will play against the league's second-placed Juventus in Utena.
One of the most interesting games of round 18 was a derby match between two teams from Lithuania. The game took place in Klaipeda where fifth ranked Neptunas won against visiting Juventus (5-3) 76-72. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Juventus. The best player for the winners was Valdas Vasylius who had a double-double by scoring 22 points and 10 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Neptunas (4-4) moved-up to fourth place in 2. Juventus at the other side keep the second position with three games lost. Neptunas' next round opponent will be league's leader Aiscai Kaunas on the road and it may be the game of the week. Juventus will play against Alytus Alita.
An interesting game for Lithuanian Aiscai Kaunas (6-2) which played road game in Jelgava against 4th ranked Latvian Zemgale (3-5). First ranked Aiscai Kaunas managed to get a 6-point victory 76-70. It was a good game for Rokas Uzas who led his team to a victory with 21 points (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line). Aiscai Kaunas' coach Mindaugas Lukosius used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Aiscai Kaunas maintains first position in 2 with 6-2 record. Loser Zemgale dropped to the fifth place with five games lost. Aiscai Kaunas will face Neptunas (#4) in Klaipeda in the next round. Zemgale will play on the road against Techasas in Panevezys and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 18:
In Elite Rudupis smashed TTU/Kalev on the road 97-78. TU/Rock won against Liepaja on its own court 73-69. Bottom-ranked Valmiera was outscored by Nevezis in Kedainiai 89-59. Siauliai rolled over Kalev/Cramo at home 92-72.
The most impressive performance of 18th round was 28 points and 8 rebounds by Callistus Eziukwu of TU/Rock.


Challenge
Alytus Alita - Techasas 60-74

One of the most interesting games of round 18 was a derby match between two teams from Lithuania. Third ranked Techasas won against host Alytus Alita (1-7) 74-60. The game was mostly controlled by Techasas. Alytus Alita managed to win third quarter 16-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Guard Gintaras Leonavicius (194-83, agency: Players Group) notched 17 points and 7 rebounds to lead the effort and forward Marius Valukonis (198-88) supported him with 15 points and 7 rebounds. Four Techasas players scored in double figures. Techasas' coach Gintaras Leonavicius used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Even 20 points and 6 rebounds by center Marius Janisius (203-77) did not help to save the game for Alytus Alita. Guard Saulius Kazevicius (189-76) added 19 points. Techasas (5-3) moved-up to second place in 2, which they share with Juventus. Loser Alytus Alita keeps the sixth position with seven games lost. Techasas will meet at home Zemgale (#5) in the next round. Alytus Alita will play against the league's second-placed Juventus in Utena.
Top scorers:
Techasas: G.Leonavicius 17+7reb+2ast, M.Valukonis 15+7reb, V.Volkus 11+3reb, T.Cerneckis 11+2reb+1ast, E.Ezerskis 10+6reb+4ast, D.Silinskis 8+5reb+3ast
Alytus Alita: M.Janisius 20+6reb+2ast, S.Kazevicius 19+2reb+2ast, P.Kleiza 7+7reb+2ast, I.Sinkevicius 5+2reb+1ast, A.Birgelis 5+2reb+3ast, S.Dumbliauskas 4+10reb+3ast
gschID: 120101


Neptunas - Juventus 76-72

One of the most interesting games of round 18 was a derby match between two teams from Lithuania. The game took place in Klaipeda where fifth ranked Neptunas won against visiting Juventus (5-3) 76-72. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Juventus. Juventus were ahead by 3 points at the halftime before a 25-16 third quarter run of Neptunas. They made 28-of-32 charity shots (87.5 percent) during the game. They also forced 21 Juventus turnovers. 31 personal fouls committed by Juventus helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was forward Valdas Vasylius (203-83, college: ODU) who had a double-double by scoring 22 points and 10 rebounds. Guard Martynas Mazeika (190-85, agency: Limelight Hoops) chipped in 21 points. At the other side the best for losing team was center Vaidas Cepukaitis (207-89, agency: Interperformances) who recorded a double-double by scoring 13 points and 13 rebounds and forward Zydrunas Urbonas (198-76) added 16 points and 7 rebounds respectively. Four Juventus players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Neptunas (4-4) moved-up to fourth place in 2. Juventus at the other side keep the second position with three games lost. Neptunas' next round opponent will be league's leader Aiscai Kaunas on the road and it may be the game of the week. Juventus will play against Alytus Alita.
Top scorers:
Neptunas: V.Vasylius 22+10reb+2ast, M.Mazeika 21+2reb+2ast, L.Bonner 8+6reb+3ast, M.Stasys 7+2reb, M.Ruikis 7+4reb+2ast, J.Zurna 6+2reb+3ast
Juventus: Z.Urbonas 16+7reb+3ast, M.Prekevicius 13+5ast, V.Cepukaitis 13+13reb+2ast, M.Pociukonis 10+4reb, A.Adomaitis 6+2reb+1ast, G.Maceina 6+6reb+4ast
gschID: 120102


Zemgale - Aiscai Kaunas 70-76

An interesting game for Lithuanian Aiscai Kaunas (6-2) which played road game in Jelgava against 4th ranked Latvian Zemgale (3-5). First ranked Aiscai Kaunas managed to get a 6-point victory 76-70. The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 26-13. But Zemgale won second period 20-17. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Strangely Zemgale outrebounded Aiscai Kaunas 37-25 including 30 on the defensive glass. Zemgale was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for forward Rokas Uzas (202-88) who led his team to a victory with 21 points (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line). Center Povilas Cukinas (210-83) contributed with 15 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Four Aiscai Kaunas players scored in double figures. Aiscai Kaunas' coach Mindaugas Lukosius used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Guard Ilmars Bergmanis (184-81) replied with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists and swingman Edgars Krumins (194-86) added 13 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Zemgale. Aiscai Kaunas maintains first position in 2 with 6-2 record. Loser Zemgale dropped to the fifth place with five games lost. Aiscai Kaunas will face Neptunas (#4) in Klaipeda in the next round. Zemgale will play on the road against Techasas in Panevezys and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Aiscai Kaunas: R.Uzas 21+4reb, P.Cukinas 15+6reb+3ast, S.Vasiliauskas 14+2reb+2ast, K.Saage 12+7reb+1ast, G.Kurtinaitis 7+3ast, T.Barstys 3
Zemgale: I.Bergmanis 21+11reb+5ast, A.Brunins 15+3reb+1ast, E.Krumins 13+6reb+1ast, S.Metra 6+6reb+1ast, A.Justovics 6+4reb+3ast, K.Krumins 4+1reb+1ast
gschID: 120103


Elite
Norrkoping - VEF Riga 84-75

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked Latvian VEF Riga (13-3) on the court of ninth ranked Swedish Norrkoping Dolphins on Sunday night. Visitors were defeated by Norrkoping Dolphins 84-75. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of VEF Riga. VEF Riga was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. 28 personal fouls committed by VEF Riga helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for American guard Andrew Mitchell (181-79, college: Kent St.) who led his team to a victory with 25 points and 4 assists. Irish forward Conor Grace (210-82, college: Davidson) contributed with 11 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Four Norrkoping Dolphins players scored in double figures. Belarusian center Artsiom Parakhouski (211-87, college: Radford) replied with 20 points and 6 rebounds and Latvian power forward Kaspars Berzins (213-85, agency: FCM) added 10 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for VEF Riga. Defending Swedish champion maintains ninth position in Elite with 7-9 record. VEF Riga at the other side still keeps top place with three games lost. Norrkoping Dolphins are looking forward to face TTU/Kalev (#11) in Tallinn in the next round. VEF Riga will play at home against Liepaja (#10) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Norrkoping: A.Mitchell 25+1reb+4ast, J.McNaull 11+6reb, C.Grace 11+7reb, O.Ayuba 10+6reb, A.Saks 8+5reb, P.Sakinis 8+3reb+1ast
VEF Riga: A.Parakhouski 20+6reb+2ast, D.Bertans 15+2reb+2ast, K.Berzins 10+9reb+1ast, K.Janicenoks 9+3reb+3ast, G.Jahovics 6+1reb+2ast, T.Hughes 6+7reb+3ast
gschID: 117275


TTU/Kalev - Rudupis 78-97

No shocking result in a game when fifth ranked Lithuanian Rudupis (11-7) crushed 11th ranked Estonian TTU/Kalev (4-15) in Tallinn 97-78 on Saturday. The game without a history. Rudupis led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 33-of-40 free shots (82.5 percent) during the game. TTU/Kalev was plagued by 30 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for forward Justinas Sinica (203-85) who led his team to a victory with 19 points and 5 rebounds. Forward Vytenis Lipkevicius (198-89) contributed with 17 points and 8 rebounds (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line) for the winners. Five Rudupis players scored in double figures. American-DR Congolese forward Bambale Osby (203-86, college: Maryland) replied with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds and guard Valmo Kriisa (190-74) added 9 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists and 5 steals in the effort for TTU/Kalev. TTU/Kalev's coach Ullar Kerde rotated twelve players seeing no chance for a win. Rudupis maintains fifth position in Elite with 11-7 record. Loser TTU/Kalev keeps the eleventh place with 15 games lost. Rudupis will face Perlas (#8) in Vilnius in the next round. TTU/Kalev will play at home against Norrkoping Dolphins in Norrkoping and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Rudupis: J.Sinica 19+5reb+2ast, A.Juskevicius 17+4reb+3ast, V.Lipkevicius 17+8reb+1ast, G.Orelikas 17+4reb+2ast, E.Zelionis 13+8reb+3ast, G.Jankauskas 8+3reb
TTU/Kalev: B.Osby 21+10reb+1ast, C.Archibald 11+4reb+4ast, M.Kaja 9, V.Kriisa 9+5reb+6ast, I.Pilk 6+1reb+1ast, K.Makke 5+1reb
gschID: 117271


Perlas - Kalev/Cramo 71-67

The game in Vilnius was also worth to mention about. 7th ranked Estonian Kalev/Cramo (9-8) played at the court of eighth ranked Lithuanian Perlas (8-10). Perlas managed to secure a 4-point victory 71-67. It looked good early as Kalev/Cramo took an 8-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Perlas had a 22-13 second period charge getting the lead and Kalev/Cramo was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 67-71. Perlas forced 19 Kalev/Cramo turnovers. Kalev/Cramo was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Forward Vilmantas Dilys (208-87) scored 18 points to lead the charge for the winners and center Tautvydas Slezas (207-90, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 9 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. Perlas' coach Roberts Stelmahers allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. The best for the losing side was American center Michael Dunigan (208-89, college: Oregon, agency: N.E.T.) with a double-double by scoring 17 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists and guard Gert Dorbek (194-85) scored 21 points. Perlas have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain eighth position in Elite with 8-10 record. Kalev/Cramo lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventh place with eight games lost. Perlas will play against higher ranked Rudupis (#5) in Prienai in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Kalev/Cramo will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Perlas: V.Dilys 18+3reb, A.Siksnius 14+1reb, T.Slezas 9+7reb+1ast, S.Kulvietis 7+3reb+3ast, D.Redikas 7+2reb+2ast, P.Dambrauskas 6+3reb
Kalev/Cramo: G.Dorbek 21+3reb+1ast, M.Dunigan 17+14reb+4ast, A.Skele 14+3reb+1ast, R.Keerles 8+2reb+2ast, K.Saks 3+1reb, K.Kitsing 2+2reb
gschID: 117272


TU/Rock - Liepaja 73-69

Very expected game when 10th ranked Latvian Liepaja (5-11) lost to fourth ranked Estonian TU/Rock (12-5) in Tartu 69-73 on Saturday. However just four-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. Liepaja trailed by 14 points after 3 quarters before a 24-24 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 69-73 at the end of the game. TU/Rock dominated on the defensive end, holding Liepaja to just 6 points in second quarter and to 14 points in first half. It was a good game for American power forward Callistus Eziukwu (208-85, college: Grand Valley St.) who led his team to a victory with 28 points and 8 rebounds (on 12-of-15 shooting from the field). Forward Asko Paade (206-84) contributed with 11 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. TU/Rock's coach Indrek Visnapuu used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American guard Pierce Caldwell (191-88, college: Incarnate World) replied with 20 points and 5 rebounds and his fellow American import guard Ashton Mitchell (180-88, college: Sam Houston St.) added 16 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Liepaja. TU/Rock have a solid three-game winning streak. Defending Estonian champion moved-up to third place in Elite. Loser Liepaja keeps the tenth position with 11 games lost. TU/Rock will face league's second-placed Ventspils on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Liepaja will play against the league's leader VEF Riga (#1).
Top scorers:
TU/Rock: C.Eziukwu 28+8reb+1ast, T.Eichfuss 14+2reb+1ast, A.Paade 11+6reb+2ast, R.Veideman 8+2reb+2ast, M.Doronin 5+3reb+1ast, T.Kurbas 3+1reb+1ast
Liepaja: P.Caldwell 20+5reb, A.Mitchell 16+5reb+4ast, J.Aleksejevs 11+9reb, A.Ate 8+5reb, M.Mejeris 6+7reb, M.Meiers 4+5reb
gschID: 117273


Nevezis - Valmiera 89-59

Very predictable result when fourth ranked Lithuanian Nevezis (11-5) rolled over bottom-ranked Latvian Valmiera (1-18) in Kedainiai 89-59 on Thursday. The game without a history. Nevezis led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Nevezis outrebounded Valmiera 38-24 including a 30-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Valmiera's players. It was a good game for forward Laurynas Mikalauskas (205-85, college: Virginia, agency: FCM) who led his team to a victory with 17 points and 7 rebounds (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field). Swingman Laimonas Lukosevicius (197-86) contributed with 16 points and 4 assists for the winners. Lithuanian forward Arturas Valeika (206-85, college: Midland CC) replied with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 11 rebounds and power forward Pavels Veselovs (207-83) added 11 points in the effort for Valmiera. 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. Nevezis maintains fourth position in Elite with 11-5 record. Loser Valmiera stay dead last with 18 lost games. Nevezis will face Siauliai (#6) at home in the next round.
Top scorers:
Nevezis: L.Mikalauskas 17+7reb+1ast, L.Lukosevicius 16+4reb+4ast, R.Alijevas 14+4reb+3ast, E.Kalve 12+3reb+2ast, L.Brazdauskis 7+7reb+1ast, T.Rakauskas 6+3reb+2ast
Valmiera: P.Veselovs 11+2reb, A.Valeika 10+11reb+2ast, J.Kaufmanis 10+2reb+1ast, V.Iljins 10+1reb+1ast, J.Graudins 8+2reb, J.Berzins 6+2reb
gschID: 117274


Siauliai - Kalev/Cramo 92-72

There was a minor upset when 7th ranked Estonian Kalev/Cramo (9-8) was outscored on the road by seventh ranked Lithuanian Siauliai (10-8) 92-72 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Siauliai. Kalev/Cramo was better in fourth quarter 23-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Siauliai forced 19 Kalev/Cramo turnovers. It was a good game for American-Samoan guard Rashaun Broadus (182-84, college: BYU) who led his team to a victory with 13 points, 8 rebounds and 9 assists. Guard Darius Gvezdauskas (192-88) contributed with 18 points for the winners. Four Siauliai players scored in double figures. Siauliai's coach Antanas Sireika used a ten-player rotation saving starting five for next games. Forward Rait Keerles (201-80) replied with 16 points and 6 rebounds and guard Reimo Tamm (185-84) added 14 points in the effort for Kalev/Cramo. Siauliai moved-up to sixth place in Elite. Kalev/Cramo lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with eight games lost. Siauliai will face higher ranked Nevezis (#4) in Kedainiai in the next round and it may be quite challenging game.
Top scorers:
Siauliai: D.Gvezdauskas 18+4reb+2ast, M.Delas 17+5reb, R.Broadus 13+8reb+9ast, R.Edvinas 10+2reb, V.Sarakauskas 10+6reb, R.Gumenyuk 8+3reb+2ast
Kalev/Cramo: R.Keerles 16+6reb+2ast, R.Tamm 14+2ast, J.Toome 9+3reb, K.Orula 9+2ast, M.Riis 8+2reb+1ast, A.Skele 6+4reb+2ast
gschID: 117270




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  BELARUS   


Standings - Premier League
Premier League Standings
 1. Minsk-2006 28-0 
 2. Grodno-93 20-6 
 3. OZAA Osipov. 19-9 
 4. Sozh Gomel 15-13 
 5. Lokomotiv 13-13 
 6. Borifsen 9-19 
 7. BGUIR-RCOR 3-23 
 8. Vitalyur 1-25 


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  BELGIUM   


Standings - Division I
D1 Standings
 1. Aalstar 13-2 
 2. Charleroi 12-1 
 3. M.Hainaut 10-5 
 4. Oostende 8-8 
 5. Antwerp 7-8 
 6. Liege 5-9 
 7. Verviers-Pep. 5-10 
 8. Leuven 5-10 
 9. Gent 2-14 


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  BOSNIA   


Stats Leaders - D1
Points Per Game
 Boris LALOVIC
  Hercegovac
  (206-C-81)
  Avg: 19.7
 1. Lalovic, Hercegovac19.7 
 2. Kahrimanovic, Kak.19.0 
 3. Albijanic, Sloboda .17.9 
 4. Kahrimanovic, Zrinjs.16.6 
 5. Rahimic, Bosna16.5 
 6. Gajovic, Hercegovac16.3 
 7. Stanic, Slavija16.2 
 8. Zdravkovic, Capljina16.1 
 9. Opacak, Celik15.7 
 10. Sakic, Zrinjski HT15.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Andrija PEJOVIC
  Hercegovac
  (205-C-83)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Pejovic, Hercegovac7.8 
 2. Sakic, Zrinjski HT7.3 
 3. Hajric, Zrinjski HT7.2 
 4. Kuzmic, Celik6.9 
 5. Albijanic, Sloboda .6.5 
 6. Jagodic Kuri., Borac N.6.5 
 7. Lalovic, Hercegovac6.3 
 8. Vukovic, Slavija6.2 
 9. Markovic, Varda HE5.9 
 10. Komatina, Mladost5.5 
Assists Per Game
 Vladimir RADOVANOVIC
  Radnik B.
  (194-G-81)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Radovanovic, Herce.6.1 
 2. Pasalic, Bosna4.8 
 3. Jovanovic, Borac N.4.4 
 4. Boljkovac, Slavija3.6 
 5. Zdravkovic, Capljina3.6 
 6. Stanic, Slavija3.4 
 7. Bijelica, Capljina3.2 
 8. Jovanovic, SL IAT L.3.2 
 9. Mulic, Kakanj3.1 
 10. Kahrimanovic, Kak.3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Srdjan STANIC
  Slavija
  (186-G-84)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Stanic, Slavija3.5 
 2. Adamovic, Borac N.2.5 
 3. Radovanovic, Herce.2.4 
 4. Gajovic, Hercegovac2.2 
 5. Savovic, Slavija2.1 
 6. Vranjes, Borac N.1.8 
 7. Lalovic, Hercegovac1.8 
 8. Bijelica, Capljina1.8 
 9. Komatina, Mladost1.7 
 10. Zdravkovic, Capljina1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Ognjen KUZMIC
  Celik
  (215-C-90)
  Avg: 2
 1. Kuzmic, Celik2.0 
 2. Zimic, Bosna1.9 
 3. Albijanic, Sloboda .0.8 
 4. Duranovic, Mladost0.8 
 5. Jocovic, Borac N.0.8 
 6. Brkic, Capljina0.7 
 7. Pejovic, Hercegovac0.7 
 8. Durasovic, SL IAT L.0.6 
 9. Vukovic, Slavija0.6 
 10. Suljagic, Kakanj0.6 


Standings - BIH League
D1 Standings
 1. Bosna 15-3 
 2. Borac Nektar 14-5 
 3. Capljina 13-5 
 4. Mladost 12-6 
 5. Sloboda Dita 11-8 
 6. SL IAT Leotar 11-8 
 7. Zrinjski HT 10-9 
 8. Hercegovac 9-9 
 9. Celik 7-12 
 10. Kakanj 6-12 
 11. Varda HE 5-13 
 12. Brotnjo 5-14 
 13. Slavija 2-16 
Play in international cups:
 1. Igokea
 2. Siroki TT


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  BRAZIL   


Internacional/Fupes from Santos with new roster - by Paulo Freire
The INTERNACIONAL/FUPES basketball team from Santos (SP) start work looking forward for a place on the Paulista State Championschip 2011 series A-1.
In order to classified for the Paulista State A-1, the team will have to play first the New Millennium Tournament (Torneo Novo Milenio).
According to director board of the team, they have made a strong roster, aiming to win the Regional Games and The New Millennium Tournament.

The new roster for 2011 starts with the players:
Michel Santos Silva (Born: May, 20,1996 - Clubs: 2007-2009 Prudente, 2010-2011 Internacional/Fupes)
Eric Faria dos Santos (Born: Jan, 01,1988 - Clubs: 2006 Guaruja, 2007 Praia Clube, 2008 Sorocaba (LSB), 2010-2011 Internacional/Fupes)
Sidnei de Oliveira (197-F-74)
Caue Rico (182-G-82)
Nailson da Silva (201-F/C-80)
Cesar Araujo (201-F/C-81)
Mauro Martins (200-C/F-75)
Duda Aleo (184-G-85)



Capitanes stay alive in Liga Americas - by Eurobasket News
Capitanes - Flamengo 87:85

Capitanes de Arecibo staged a late comeback to steal a narrow win over Flamengo in Liga Americas yesterday. Capitanes thus finished in the second place in Group E and advanced to Final Four. Flamengo ended the second stage winless.
Flamengo entered the game without their charismatic leader Marcilnho Machado who was sidelined with injury. However David Teague (196-G-83, college: Purdue) came up for the Brazilian powerhouse to ensure a brave start for the Rio de Janeiro team. Flamengo posted a 26:20 lead after ten minutes. The margin grew at 8-point mark at halftime 49:41 as David Teague accounted for 18 points. Flamengo maintained the advantage as they headed into the fourth period up by 10 points 75:65. But Danilo Pinnock (196-G-83, agency: SportsTalent, college: George Washington) and Larry Ayuso (190-G-77, agency: Global Sports Plaza, college: USC) helped Capitanes to recover. The Puerto Rican team went on a desperate rally in the fourth stanza and finally leveled things up at 85. Larry Ayuso then nailed a jumper with one second to go in regulation to seal the crucial win for Capitanes.
Danilo Pinnock and Larry Ayuso accounted for 20 points each for the winners. Daniel Santiago (216-C-76, agency: Priority Sports, college: N.Mexico) chipped in 13 points for Capitanes. David Teague responded with game-high 30 points for Flamengo. Eduardo Machado (195-G-82) and Guilherme Teichmann (204-F/C-83, college: Tulsa) had 16 points each in the loss.

Capitanes: Danilo Pinnock 20, Larry Ayuso 20, Daniel Santiago 13
Flamengo: David Teague 30, Eduardo Machado 16, Guilherme Teichmann 16



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Yambol survived at home, Varbanov MVP - by Vladi Lazarova
Yambol survived at home against Spartak Pleven with 71:60. The host team played without his captain and big leader Stanislav Govedarov (185-G-80). 30-years old guard is fighting with an ankle injury. In his absence the man of the match was the tallest one on the court - Nikolay Varbanov (209-C-85, agency: Interperformances). Former center of Levski and Lukoil Academic finished with 26 points and 14 rebounds and Julian Radionov (188-G-79) added 11 points and 7 assists for the win.
Spartak couldn't do anything positive without his captain and biggest star - Hrisimir Dimitrov (197-G/F-74), who is injured as well. Three other players were sick - Tsvetoslav Ostrev (184-G-86), Veselin Georgiev and Nikolay Traykov. The last one missed the game and stayed at home in Pleven to recover for the next match - against Balkan in Pleven next Sunday.





Balkan smashed Rilski sportist - by Vladi Lazarova
Balkan won an important victory over Rilski sportist by 84:70. In Round 17 of Bulgarian National league, The Greens were helped by their great fans at home. Former captain of CSKA Georgi Davidov (205-F/C-76) scored 17 points and grabbed 7 rebounds and the last new name in Balkan - Tsvetelin Ivanov (196-G-89) led the scorers with 20 points. Two youngsters: Emil Binev (198-F-91) and Krum Doychinov (206-C-86, agency: Interperformances) came strong off the bench with 12 and 11 points for the host team.
For Rilski sportist Ivan Lilov (196-F/G-88) finished with 21 against his home club and the captain Aleksandar Gruev (187-G-83) added 17, but this wasn't enough.
After Round 17, Balkan is at the third position with 10 victories and 7 lost games. Rilski sportist is 4th (8-9).




Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Ivan LILOV
  Rilski Sportist
  (196-F/G-88)
  Avg: 25.5
 1. Lilov, Rilski S.25.5 
 2. Lauderdale, Cherno.23.2 
 3. Harper, Levski23.1 
 4. Dimitrov, Spartak19.2 
 5. Bozov, Balkan17.5 
 6. Naydenov, Chernomo.17.4 
 7. Yanev, Cherno More15.8 
 8. Govedarov, Tundja15.4 
 9. Davidov, Balkan15.1 
 10. Kambala, Lukoil A.14.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Priest LAUDERDALE
  Levski
  (221-C-73)
  Avg: 13.1
 1. Lauderdale, Cherno.13.1 
 2. Varbanov, Tundja11.2 
 3. Yanev, Cherno More8.9 
 4. Peterson, Lukoil A.7.5 
 5. Kolev, Cherno More7.3 
 6. Radojevic, Rilski S.7.2 
 7. Dimitrov, Spartak7.2 
 8. Todorov, Spartak7.1 
 9. Morton, Balkan6.8 
 10. Georgiev, Levski6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Jason CROWE
  Levski
  (193-G-76)
  Avg: 5.6
 1. Crowe, Levski5.6 
 2. Zahariev, Chernomo.4.4 
 3. Bozov, Balkan4.3 
 4. Dyakovski, Spartak4.2 
 5. Alexiev, Cherno M.4.2 
 6. Govedarov, Tundja4.1 
 7. James, Lukoil A.3.9 
 8. Heath, Lukoil A.3.7 
 9. Gruev, Rilski S.3.7 
 10. Gonner, Balkan3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Jason CROWE
  Levski
  (193-G-76)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Crowe, Levski2.5 
 2. Bozov, Balkan2.1 
 3. Dimitrov, Spartak2.0 
 4. Heath, Lukoil A.2.0 
 5. Zahariev, Chernomo.1.8 
 6. Bowman, Lukoil A.1.6 
 7. Lilov, Rilski S.1.6 
 8. James, Lukoil A.1.6 
 9. Finzgar, Tundja1.6 
 10. Harper, Levski1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Priest LAUDERDALE
  Levski
  (221-C-73)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Lauderdale, Cherno.2.4 
 2. Doychinov, Balkan1.3 
 3. Varbanov, Tundja1.0 
 4. Radojevic, Rilski S.1.0 
 5. Cole, Levski0.8 
 6. Vaklinov, Rilski S.0.8 
 7. Banev, Lukoil A.0.7 
 8. Petkov, Tundja0.7 
 9. Iliev, Cherno More0.6 
 10. Mijovic, Rilski S.0.6 


Standings A1
NBL Standings
 1. Lukoil Academik 18-0 
 2. Levski 15-3 
 3. Balkan 11-7 
 4. Rilski Sportist 9-9 
 5. Cherno More 7-11 
 6. Tundja 6-12 
 7. Chernomorets 3-15 
 8. Spartak 3-15 


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  CANADA   


CIS Standings
CIS Standings
Atlantic
 1. Cape Breton 15-1 
 2. St.Francis X. 10-5 
 3. Dalhousie 9-5 
 4. New Brunsw. 7-7 
 5. St.Mary's 6-10 
 6. UPEI 5-10 
 7. Acadia 4-9 
 8. Memorial 3-12 
CanWest
 1. Trinity West. 19-3 
 2. UBC 18-2 
 3. Saskatchewan 16-4 
 4. Victoria 15-7 
 5. Alberta 14-8 
 6. Regina 12-8 
 7. Manitoba 9-11 
 8. Calgary 8-12 
 9. UCFV 7-13 
 10. Lethbridge 5-15 
 11. Brandon 4-16 
 12. Thompson R. 4-18 
 13. Winnipeg 3-17 
OUA East
 1. Carleton 19-0 
 2. Toronto Univ. 14-5 
 3. Ottawa 10-9 
 4. Ryerson 9-10 
 5. York 8-11 
 6. Laurentian 6-13 
 7. Queen's 3-16 
 8. RMC 0-19 
OUA West
 1. Lakehead 14-4 
 2. Laurier 12-6 
 3. Windsor 12-6 
 4. McMaster 9-9 
 5. Western 9-9 
 6. Waterloo 8-10 
 7. Brock 8-10 
 8. Guelph 7-11 
Quebec League
 1. Laval 9-3 
 2. Concordia 8-4 
 3. McGill 7-4 
 4. UQAM 4-7 
 5. Bishop's 1-11 


Brock Men's Basketball loses heartbreaker to McMaster 69-66 - by Eurobasket News
ST. CATHARINES, Ont. The Brock University men's basketball team (8-10 OUA West) dropped their third straight losing a heartbreaker 69-66 to OUA West divisional rival McMaster Marauders (9-9 OUA West) at the Bob Davis Gymnasium Saturday afternoon.

In the final minute, Brock would go cold going just 1-for-5 from the field including a game tying three at the buzzer by freshman Cedric Kasongo (Welland, Ont.) that would not fall.

The Badgers had a chance to tie it 65-65 with 22 seconds remaining but Andrew Kraus (188-G-86) (Markham, Ont.) would knock down just one of two free throw attempts. The Marauders would connect on 4-of-6 from the charity stripe in the final 20 seconds as they escaped with the 3-point victory.

McMaster was led by Cam Michaud who registered 16 points and eight rebounds. Victor Raso (193-G) contributed with 12 points including four three-pointers. Kenan Etale was one rebound shy of a double-double adduing 12 points and nine rebounds in the victory.

Leading the Badgers offense was Kraus who led all scorers with a game high 21 points. Senior Mike Cruickshank (Toronto, Ont.) added 13 points, six rebounds and five assists. St. Catharines natives Joel Whitty and Andrew Ferguson chipped in with 10 and eight points respectively.

McMaster went to the charity stripe 32 times going 23-for-32 to the Badgers 11 trips (8-for-11). The Marauders also outscored Brock 26-14 in the paint while shooting 35.1% (20-for-57) from the field. Brock finished the contest shooting 35.8% (24-for-67).

During their three game slump, the Badgers had allowed their opponents to get to the charity stripe 40 more times going 69-for-93. Brock has shot 75.5% going 40-for-53.

The Badgers next action is February 11th and 12th when they travel to Thunder Bay to take on the nationally ranked Lakehead Thunderwolves in two key OUA West contests.
Courtesy of: gobadgers.ca


MBK: Gaiters dumped by No. 8 Rouge et Or - by Eurobasket News
February 05, 2011
QUEBEC CITY Jrme Turcotte-Routhier 's 20 points led the No. 8-ranked Laval Rouge et Or to a 100-79 victory over the Bishop's Gaiters in Quebec University Basketball League action tonight at the PEPS gymnasium in Quebec City. The fourth-year forward scored 14 first-half points, as the hosts used a 19-0 run late in the first quarter to take command of the game.

The Gaiters got off to a good start, as they went on a 11-0 run over 1:55 early in the first quarter to take an 11-3 lead. However, Laval crept back into the game over the next two minutes before embarking on their decisive run. By the time a Sean Monplaisir (G) (Toronto, Ont.) dunk with 24 seconds left in the quarter ended the streak, Laval had turned a 14-10 deficit into a 29-14 lead. The Rouge et Or stretched their lead to 52-33 at halftime, and 81-56 after three quarters.

Turcotte-Routhier's 20 points and nine rebounds were both team highs. Laval had four other players in double digits, with Jean-Franois Beaulieu-Maheux and Alexandre Prophte each scoring 18 points, Xavier Baribeau (175-G-87) netting 15 and tienne Labrecque chipping with 11.

Sophomore guard Onnex Blackwood (Scarborough, Ont.) led the Gaiters with 23 points, as he went 7-for-13 from the field and made nine free throws. Monplaisir (Toronto, Ont.) added 16 points, on 6-for-10 shooting and seven rebounds. Mike Andrews (Oakville, Ont.) had the game's only double-double, with ten points and 13 rebounds, while Jeremy Leonard-Smith (Ottawa, Ont.) scored 12.

Laval shot 47% from the field, while the Gaiters hit 39% of their shots. The Gaiters outrebounded Laval 42-36, and scored 17 second-chance points.

With the win, Laval (19-11,15-7 CIS,9-3 QUBL) moves into sole possession of first place in the QUBL, two points ahead of Concordia.

The Gaiters (2-27, 2-24 CIS, 1-11 QUBL) return home on Saturday, February 12, as they face the McGill Redmen at the Mitchell Gym. Tipoff is set for 8 p.m..

LAVAL 100, BISHOP'S 79
BISHOP'S (2-27, 1-11 QUBL) 79
Blackwood 7-13 9-10 23; Monplaisir 6-10 2-4 16; Andrews 6-10 0-0 13; Leonard-Smith 3-7 4-6 12; Green 1-9 5-8 7; Hunter 2-14 0-0 4; Drisdelle 1-1 0-0 2; Audette-Genier 1-1 0-0 2; McLean 0-1 0-0 0; Kabongo 0-1 0-0 0; Cote-Caouette 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 27-69 20-28 79.
Courtesy of: www.gaiters.ca


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  CROATIA   


Stats Leaders - A1
Points Per Game
 Luka PETKOVIC
  Svjetlost
  (190-G-88)
  Avg: 25
 1. Petkovic, Svjetlost25.0 
 2. Puljko, Kvarner .22.8 
 3. Zitko, Trogir18.3 
 4. Bakovic, Darda18.0 
 5. Krapic, Zabok17.6 
 6. Mimica, KK Split16.7 
 7. Sobin, KK Split16.2 
 8. Saric, Dubrava15.4 
 9. Krolo, Darda15.1 
 10. Ridl, Darda15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dalibor BAGARIC
  Marousi
  (217-C-80)
  Avg: 11.6
 1. Bagaric, Dubrava11.6 
 2. Krapic, Zabok9.4 
 3. Radic, Alkar Sinj9.3 
 4. Saric, Dubrava8.6 
 5. Krolo, Darda8.6 
 6. Sobin, KK Split7.8 
 7. Ruzic, Borik6.8 
 8. Ridl, Darda6.3 
 9. Ragsdale, Kvarner .6.3 
 10. Zupic, Alkar Sinj6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Luka PETKOVIC
  Svjetlost
  (190-G-88)
  Avg: 5
 1. Petkovic, Svjetlost5.0 
 2. Blajic, Alkar Sinj4.8 
 3. Blajic, Trogir4.3 
 4. Delas, Alkar Sinj4.0 
 5. Tomeljak, Zabok3.9 
 6. Jugo, Kvarner 20103.7 
 7. Primorac, Dubrava3.4 
 8. Misic, Svjetlost3.3 
 9. Katic, KK Split3.3 
 10. Sarac, Svjetlost3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Teo PETANI
  Borik
  (190-G-88)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Petani, Borik2.4 
 2. Puljko, Kvarner .2.3 
 3. Anzulovic, Alkar Sinj2.3 
 4. Kamaldin, Darda1.9 
 5. Misic, Svjetlost1.8 
 6. Skific, Borik1.8 
 7. Tomeljak, Zabok1.8 
 8. Blajic, Trogir1.8 
 9. Swift, Darda1.8 
 10. Ridl, Darda1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Toni VITALI
  Trogir
  (201-F-91)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Vitali, Trogir1.6 
 2. Bagaric, Dubrava1.6 
 3. Krolo, Darda1.2 
 4. Kraljevic, Zabok1.2 
 5. Sobin, KK Split1.1 
 6. Sarlija, Borik1.1 
 7. Ragsdale, Kvarner .1.0 
 8. Petkovic, Svjetlost0.8 
 9. Saric, Dubrava0.8 
 10. Zupic, Alkar Sinj0.6 


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


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  CYPRUS   


AEL Advances to Cup Finals - by Nima Siar
Melford Arena, Limassol CY,

AEL punished Limassol rival Apollon 78-53 to advance to the Cyprus Cup Finals. After the firing of Apollon coach Akis Konstantinou last week following an embarrassing loss to 8th place Omonia last week, new coach Vasilis Fragias appeared to still be adjusting to his new team. AEL never trailed the entire game and was able to build a ten point lead with just over a minute remaining in the first quarter and ended the period on fade away jumper by Rodney Buford. Apollon looked determined to get back in the game to start the second frame with a pair of 3s by Shammond Williams and Cory Carr but AEL slowly began to pull away and was leading 48-32 courtesy of a trey by Giorgos Palalas who finished the game with 10pt and 4 reb. Going into halftime AEL led 50-32 behind the hot hand of Dragoslav Papic (205-F-87, agency: Global Sports Plaza) who had 18 points in the half while shooting 4/5 behind the arc. Apollon big man Terrence Dials had 15pt and 5 reb in the half but saw little playing time the rest of the game. AEL forced 11 turnovers in half while committing only 3.

AEL started the 3rd quarter slow as they failed to score for the first three minutes but Apollon failed to capitalize due to poor shooting and turnovers. Defensively AEL looked stronger and filled the paint well forcing Apollon to take tough shots. The home team was able to lead by as many as 22 points thanks to back to back 3s by Brandon Ewing who finished the game 19pt 5 reb 2 ast. Apollon could not buy a bucket in the second half and scored only 21 points combined in 3rd and 4th quarters. With the impressive blowout victory AEL has a lone bright spot in their mediocre season as they will now play in the Cup Final.

Game Notes:
Apollon: 16/53 fg (30%), 18 turnovers, 10 steals, 5 game losing streak
AEL: 29/57 fg, (50%), 13 assists, 7 blocks

Interview with Apollon's Lewis Sims coming soon.

* Stats provided by Cyprus Basketball Federation *




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  CZECH REPUBLIC   


NBL Round 20: Novy Jicin defeats leader BK Prostejov - by Eurobasket News
There are only two more rounds left in the Regular Season in NBL.

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked BK Prostejov (15-3) on the court of fourth ranked Novy Jicin on Saturday night. Visitors were rolled over by Novy Jicin 85-58. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of BK Prostejov. The hosts trailed by 8 points after first quarter, but they stormed back and won the game by 27 points. American guard Wesley Channels (190-88, college: Austin Peay St.) orchestrated the victory by scoring 19 points and 5 rebounds. American-Puerto Rican guard Emanuel Ubilla (188-86, college: Fairleigh Dickinson) contributed with 16 points and 4 assists for the winners. Novy Jicin's coach Zbynek Choleva felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American center Bertengeh Cadri-Nicholson (208-83, college: Denver) replied with 15 points and 9 rebounds for BK Prostejov. Novy Jicin maintains fourth position with 13-5 record. BK Prostejov at the other side still keeps top place with three games lost. Novy Jicin are looking forward to face USK Praha (#9) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. BK Prostejov will play against BC Kolin (#7) and is hoping to win this game.
The game in Kolin was also worth to mention about. Third ranked BK Pardubice (14-4) played at the court of 7th ranked BC Kolin (8-10). BK Pardubice did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 85-66. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Derek Wright (175-86, college: Austin Peay St.) who helped to win the game recording 25 points, 5 assists and 4 steals and Zbynek Pospisil who added 11 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. Forward Richard Field (196-85, college: Mercyhurst) responded with 13 points and 6 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. BK Pardubice maintains third position with 14-4 record behind leader BK Prostejov. BC Kolin at the other side keeps the seventh place with ten games lost. BK Pardubice will play against NH Ostrava (#5) at home in the next round. BC Kolin will play against the league's leader BK Prostejov and hopes to get back on the winning track.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 20: USK Praha was beaten by B&W Opava on the road 85-72. Plzen destroyed Basketbol Brno on its own court 76-56. Bottom-ranked Svitavy was outscored by BK Decin in a road game 85-64.


BC Kolin - BK Pardubice 66-85

The game in Kolin was also worth to mention about. Third ranked BK Pardubice (14-4) played at the court of 7th ranked BC Kolin (8-10). BK Pardubice did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 85-66. It looked good early as BC Kolin took an 1-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then BK Pardubice had a 20-14 second period charge getting the lead and BC Kolin was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 66-85. BK Pardubice dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to BC Kolin's 30. They outrebounded BC Kolin 40-26 including 22 on the offensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Derek Wright (175-86, college: Austin Peay St.) who helped to win the game recording 25 points, 5 assists and 4 steals and international center Zbynek Pospisil (205-81) who added 11 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. Forward Richard Field (196-85, college: Mercyhurst) responded with 13 points and 6 rebounds and forward Jiri Jelinek (203-87) scored 11 points and 5 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. BK Pardubice maintains third position with 14-4 record behind leader BK Prostejov. BC Kolin at the other side keeps the seventh place with ten games lost. BK Pardubice will play against NH Ostrava (#5) at home in the next round. BC Kolin will play against the league's leader BK Prostejov and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
BK Pardubice: D.Wright 25+3reb+5ast, J.Cernosek 11+3reb+3ast, Z.Pospisil 11+7reb, M.Marek 7+4reb, P.Bohacik 7+4reb+1ast, M.Arnold 6+8reb+1ast
BC Kolin: R.Field 13+6reb+1ast, T.Smith 13+1reb+1ast, J.Jelinek 11+5reb, D.Machac 7+4reb+1ast, P.Hemmy 6+1ast, S.Zuzak 4+4reb
gschID: 91974


Novy Jicin - BK Prostejov 85-58

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked BK Prostejov (15-3) on the court of fourth ranked Novy Jicin on Saturday night. Visitors were rolled over by Novy Jicin 85-58. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of BK Prostejov. The hosts trailed by 8 points after first quarter, but they stormed back and won the game by 27 points. American guard Wesley Channels (190-88, college: Austin Peay St.) orchestrated the victory by scoring 19 points and 5 rebounds. American-Puerto Rican guard Emanuel Ubilla (188-86, college: Fairleigh Dickinson) contributed with 16 points and 4 assists for the winners. Four Novy Jicin players scored in double figures. Novy Jicin's coach Zbynek Choleva felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American center Bertengeh Cadri-Nicholson (208-83, college: Denver) replied with 15 points and 9 rebounds and Lithuanian forward Andrius Slezas (200-75) added 15 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for BK Prostejov. Novy Jicin maintains fourth position with 13-5 record. BK Prostejov at the other side still keeps top place with three games lost. Novy Jicin are looking forward to face USK Praha (#9) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. BK Prostejov will play against BC Kolin (#7) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Novy Jicin: W.Channels 19+5reb+3ast, E.Ubilla 16+1reb+4ast, O.Soska 13+5reb, D.Pandula 10+6reb+3ast, V.Peciukas 9+3reb+2ast, R.Pelikan 9+6reb
BK Prostejov: A.Slezas 15+5reb+1ast, B.Cadri-Nicholson 15+9reb+1ast, Z.Zagorac 12+7reb, B.Veikalas 7+4reb, J.Bohacik 6+2reb+1ast, L.Toth 2+4reb
gschID: 91975


B&W Opava - USK Praha 85-72

No shocking result in a game when sixth ranked B&W Opava (9-9) beat at home 9th ranked USK Praha (5-13) 85-72. The game was mostly controlled by B&W Opava. USK Praha was better in third quarter 21-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded USK Praha 34-20 including 21 on the offensive glass. USK Praha was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of international guard Michal Carnecky (184-85) who helped to win the game recording 19 points and 4 assists and international guard Jakub Sirina (185-87) who added 14 points during the contest. Four B&W Opava players scored in double figures. International forward Lukas Kotas (194-84) responded with 27 points and center Martin Klimes (203-83, college: Vermont) scored 16 points and 5 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). B&W Opava maintains sixth position with 9-9 record. USK Praha at the other side keeps the ninth place with 13 games lost. B&W Opava will play against Lokomotiva Plzen (#10) at home in the next round. USK Praha will play against Novy Jicin in Novy Jicin and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
B&W Opava: M.Carnecky 19+4ast, J.Sirina 14+2reb+3ast, J.Kratochvil 13+4reb+1ast, B.Brlit 12+5reb, M.Stec 9+5reb+2ast, O.Dygryn 9+2ast
USK Praha: L.Kotas 27+2reb+3ast, M.Klimes 16+5reb, M.Bjegovic 9+10reb, M.Mares 7, V.Hruban 5+1ast, T.Vyoral 4+2reb
gschID: 91976


Plzen - Basketbol Brno 76-56

There was a minor upset when 8th ranked Basketbol Brno (6-13) was smashed on the road by tenth ranked Lokomotiva Plzen (2-16) 76-56. The game was mostly controlled by Lokomotiva Plzen. Basketbol Brno was better in second period 19-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Basketbol Brno to just 6 points in first quarter. They outrebounded Basketbol Brno 43-31 including 32 on the offensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international guard Stepan Vrubl (186-76) who helped to win the game recording 16 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists and center Pavel Frana (212-77) who added 15 points and 13 rebounds during the contest. Belgian guard Sebastien Maio (190-78) responded with 12 points and 7 rebounds and Congolese-French forward Boris Meno (203-83, college: Davidson) scored 6 points and 9 rebounds. Basketbol Brno's coach Josef Jelinek rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Newly promoted Lokomotiva Plzen maintains tenth position with 2-16 record. Basketbol Brno lost third consecutive game. They keep the eighth place with 13 games lost. Lokomotiva Plzen will play against higher ranked B&W Opava (#6) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Basketbol Brno will play against Basketbal Svitavy and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Plzen: T.Kubiznak 17+5reb, S.Vrubl 16+9reb+7ast, P.Frana 15+13reb+3ast, L.Pecka 9+9reb+1ast, J.Kovanda 9+1reb+1ast, V.Honomichl 8+5reb
Basketbol Brno: S.Maio 12+7reb+2ast, M.Norwa 8+4reb, D.Gajdosik 7+1reb, P.Sedmak 7+2reb, S.Reinberger 7+1reb+3ast, B.Meno 6+9reb+1ast
gschID: 91972


BK Decin - Svitavy 85-64

Very predictable result when second ranked BK Decin (15-4) rolled over at home bottom-ranked Basketbal Svitavy (1-17) 85-64. The game was mostly controlled by BK Decin. Basketbal Svitavy was better in third quarter 19-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. BK Decin dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Basketbal Svitavy's 32. They outrebounded Basketbal Svitavy 43-26 including a 20-7 advantage in defensive rebounds. BK Decin players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Antonin Pistecky (195-84) who helped to win the game recording 16 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and international forward Pavel Houska (201-84) who added 11 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists during the contest. Power forward Ladislav Horak (205-86) responded with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 rebounds and forward Lukas Sindelar (200-86) scored 12 points and 5 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. BK Decin have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 15-4 record having just -1 point less than leader BK Prostejov. Basketbal Svitavy lost thirteenth consecutive game. Newly promoted team stay dead last with 17 lost games. BK Decin will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Basketbal Svitavy will play at home against Basketbol Brno (#8) to get more than just one victory in their record.
Top scorers:
BK Decin: A.Pistecky 16+6reb+4ast, W.Hatcher 13+2reb+4ast, A.Alic 11+4reb+1ast, P.Houska 11+8reb+6ast, M.Soukup 8+8reb+1ast, T.Pomikalek 7+2reb+1ast
Svitavy: L.Horak 13+10reb+3ast, L.Sindelar 12+5reb+1ast, J.Spacek 11+3reb+3ast, T.Teply 10+1reb+1ast, R.Kramny 9+5reb+2ast, M.Leopold 5
gschID: 91973




Stats Leaders - NBL
Points Per Game
 Terry SMITH
  BC Kolin
  (185-G-86)
  Avg: 17.2
 1. Smith, BC Kolin17.2 
 2. Horak, Svitavy15.9 
 3. Landry, BK Prost.15.8 
 4. Burke, NH Ostrava15.7 
 5. Houska, BK Decin14.9 
 6. Hatcher, BK Decin14.8 
 7. Muirhead, Novy Jicin14.2 
 8. Kotas, USK Praha14.2 
 9. Hampton, BK Pardu.13.8 
 10. Sirina, B&W Opava13.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Boris MENO
  Basketbol Brno
  (203-F-83)
  Avg: 9.9
 1. Meno, Basketbo.9.9 
 2. Burke, NH Ostrava9.4 
 3. Houska, BK Decin8.9 
 4. Kramny, Svitavy8.4 
 5. Spagrud, NH Ostrava8.3 
 6. Landry, BK Prost.8.2 
 7. Arnold, BK Pardu.8.2 
 8. Frana, Plzen7.3 
 9. Gadri, BK Prostejov7.0 
 10. Blazek, B&W Opava6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Stepan VRUBL
  Plzen
  (186-G-76)
  Avg: 4.9
 1. Vrubl, Plzen4.9 
 2. Lawrence, BK Prost.4.6 
 3. Carnecky, B&W O.4.1 
 4. Kotas, USK Praha3.8 
 5. Hatcher, BK Decin3.7 
 6. Jones, BC Kolin3.5 
 7. Channels, Novy Jicin3.3 
 8. Sanders, BK Decin3.1 
 9. Sirina, B&W Opava3.1 
 10. Ubilla, Novy Jicin3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Derek WRIGHT
  BK Pardubice
  (175-G-86)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Wright, BK Pardu.2.3 
 2. Kotas, USK Praha2.2 
 3. Gibson-B., NH Os.2.0 
 4. Smith, BC Kolin1.9 
 5. Lawrence, BK Prost.1.7 
 6. Holloway, Basket.1.7 
 7. Vrubl, Plzen1.6 
 8. Hampton, BK Pardu.1.6 
 9. Sirina, B&W Opava1.6 
 10. Macela, Svitavy1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Cezary TRYBANSKI
  NH Ostrava
  (218-C-79)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Trybanski, NH Os.1.3 
 2. Kramny, Svitavy1.2 
 3. Hanke, USK Praha1.1 
 4. Spagrud, NH Ostrava1.0 
 5. Gadri, BK Prostejov1.0 
 6. Pelikan, Novy Jicin0.9 
 7. Miklosik, B&W O.0.9 
 8. Houska, BK Decin0.9 
 9. Landry, BK Prost.0.8 
 10. Egwuatu, Svitavy0.8 


Standings - NBL
NBL Standings
 1. BK Prostejov 15-3 
 2. BK Decin 15-4 
 3. BK Pardubice 14-4 
 4. Novy Jicin 13-5 
 5. NH Ostrava 12-6 
 6. B&W Opava 9-9 
 7. BC Kolin 8-10 
 8. Basketbol Brno 6-13 
 9. USK Praha 5-13 
 10. Plzen 2-16 
 11. Svitavy 1-17 
Play in international cups:
 1. CEZ Nymburk


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  DENMARK   


Standings - Basketligaen
Ligaen Standings
 1. Bakken 21-1 
 2. Svendborg 19-2 
 3. Naestved 15-7 
 4. Horsholm 13-8 
 5. Horsens IC 11-10 
 6. SISU 9-14 
 7. Vaerlose 8-14 
 8. Aabyhoj 8-15 
 9. Amager BK 4-19 
 10. Aalborg 2-20 


Stats Leaders - Basketligaen
Points Per Game
 Thomas SOLTAU
  SISU
  (210-F-82)
  Avg: 22.8
 1. Soltau, SISU22.8 
 2. Brasas, Amager BK22.4 
 3. Morris, Aabyhoj22.2 
 4. Johnson, Bakken21.6 
 5. Colas, Vaerlose19.8 
 6. Roberts, Naestved19.1 
 7. Iversen, Svendborg19.1 
 8. Dennis, SISU17.8 
 9. Claitt, Horsens IC17.5 
 10. McGinn, Aalborg16.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Lee ROBERTS
  Naestved
  (201-F/C-87)
  Avg: 13
 1. Roberts, Naestved13.0 
 2. Colas, Vaerlose10.3 
 3. Morris, Aabyhoj10.2 
 4. St.John, Horsens IC9.8 
 5. Johansen, Naestved9.6 
 6. Falkner, Aalborg9.5 
 7. Soltau, SISU8.8 
 8. Williams, Svendborg7.7 
 9. Johnson, Bakken7.1 
 10. Hakanowitz, Horsh.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 D.J. SMEDLEY
  Naestved
  (180-G-84)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Smedley, Naestved6.2 
 2. Claitt, Horsens IC5.6 
 3. Dennis, SISU4.8 
 4. Burgess, Bakken4.2 
 5. Nielsen, Horsholm4.1 
 6. Darboe, Svendborg4.0 
 7. Martin, Aabyhoj3.8 
 8. Jensen, Vaerlose3.6 
 9. McFarlane, Vaerl.3.5 
 10. Simonsen, Amager B.3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Lasse KRISTIANSEN
  Aalborg
  (196-G-82)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Kristiansen, Aalborg2.2 
 2. Dennis, SISU2.1 
 3. Nielsen, Horsholm1.9 
 4. Jakobsen, Bakken1.9 
 5. Burgess, Bakken1.9 
 6. Roberts, Naestved1.9 
 7. Colman, Svendborg1.8 
 8. Smedley, Naestved1.8 
 9. Nielsen, SISU1.8 
 10. Claitt, Horsens IC1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Edward MORRIS
  Aabyhoj
  (203-F-84)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Morris, Aabyhoj2.3 
 2. Blackmon, Horsholm1.7 
 3. Christoffers., Bak.1.6 
 4. Colas, Vaerlose1.4 
 5. Roberts, Naestved1.1 
 6. St.John, Horsens IC0.9 
 7. Logan, Amager BK0.8 
 8. Johnson, Bakken0.8 
 9. Johansen, Naestved0.7 
 10. McGinn, Aalborg0.7 


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  D-LEAGUE   


Standings
D-League Standings
Central Division
 1. Iowa E. 23-9 
 2. Erie Bay H. 20-9 
 3. Ft.Wayne MA 14-17 
 4. Dakota W. 11-20 
 5. Sioux Falls S. 4-22 
Southwest Division
 1. Tulsa 66ers 23-8 
 2. Rio Grande 21-9 
 3. Texas L. 16-15 
 4. New Mexico 14-18 
 5. Austin T. 12-17 
 6. Maine RC 12-19 
West Division
 1. Reno Bighorns 20-12 
 2. Bakersfield J. 18-12 
 3. Utah F. 14-14 
 4. Idaho S. 10-19 
 5. Springfield A. 9-21 


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Trey JOHNSON
  Toronto R.
  (196-G-84)
  Avg: 26
 1. Johnson, Bakersfi.26.0 
 2. Jeffers, Iowa E.21.1 
 3. Johnson, Erie B.20.0 
 4. Alexander, Texas L.19.9 
 5. Brackins, Spring.19.9 
 6. Adrien, Rio Grande19.8 
 7. Dentmon, Texas L.19.2 
 8. Lin, Reno Bighorns18.5 
 9. Edwards, New M.18.4 
 10. Tucker, New Mexico18.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jeff ADRIEN
  Rio Grande
  (201-F-86)
  Avg: 12.2
 1. Adrien, Rio Grande12.2 
 2. Davidson, Idaho S.9.9 
 3. Alexander, Texas L.9.8 
 4. Sims, Iowa E.9.7 
 5. Phillips, Ft.Wayne.9.7 
 6. Johnson, Dakota W.9.7 
 7. Williams, Texas L.9.4 
 8. Jeffers, Iowa E.9.2 
 9. Brackins, Spring.9.1 
 10. Cousin, Austin T.8.6 
Assists Per Game
 Curtis STINSON
  Iowa E.
  (187-G-83)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Stinson, Iowa E.9.3 
 2. Miles, Reno Bighorns8.7 
 3. Daniels, Texas L.8.6 
 4. Jackson, Idaho S.7.9 
 5. Russell, Ft.Wayne.7.5 
 6. Jackson, Erie B.6.6 
 7. Ahearn, Erie Bay H.6.5 
 8. Reynolds, Spring.6.3 
 9. Johnson, Austin T.6.0 
 10. Wise, Bakersfield J.5.7 
Steals Per Game
 Zabian DOWDELL
  Phoenix Suns
  (191-G-84)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Dowdell, Tulsa 66ers2.5 
 2. Miles, Reno Bighorns2.5 
 3. Lofton, Iowa E.2.3 
 4. Lin, Reno Bighorns2.3 
 5. Jeffers, Iowa E.2.2 
 6. Jackson, Erie B.2.1 
 7. Jackson, Idaho S.2.1 
 8. Linhart, Erie B.2.1 
 9. Greene, Utah F.2.0 
 10. Lafayette, Ft.Wayne.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Sean WILLIAMS
  Texas L.
  (208-F-86)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Williams, Texas L.3.2 
 2. Johnson, Dakota W.3.1 
 3. N''Diaye, Dakota W.2.6 
 4. Alabi, Erie Bay H.2.5 
 5. Aldrich, Tulsa 66ers2.4 
 6. Naymick, Bakersfi.2.3 
 7. Sykes, Sioux F.2.2 
 8. Whiteside, Reno B.2.2 
 9. O''Bryant, Reno B.1.8 
 10. Pittman, Sioux F.1.8 


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  FINLAND   


Korisliiga Round 32: UU-Korihait defeats leader Tampereen Pyrinto - by Eurobasket News
The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with defeat of the leader, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Tampereen Pyrinto (26-7) at the home court on Friday night. Hosts were defeated by fourth ranked UU-Korihait (21-11) 64-56. It ended at the same time the 12-game winning streak of Tampereen Pyrinto. The game without a history. UU-Korihait led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. American players dominated the game. Swingman Nigel Moore (195-81, college: Alabama A&M) orchestrated the victory by scoring 18 points and 9 rebounds. Forward James Reaves (203-82, college: Niagara) contributed with 15 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Forward Damon Williams (201-73, college: Colorado St.-Pueblo) replied with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 21 rebounds for Tampereen Pyrinto. UU-Korihait have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Kataja. Defending champion Tampereen Pyrinto still keeps top position with seven games lost. UU-Korihait is looking forward to face Joensuun Kataja (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Tampereen Pyrinto will play against Namika Lahti and is hoping to win this game.
Important game to mention about took place in Kouvola. Sixth ranked Kouvot (17-15) saved a 2-point victory at home edging second-ranked KTP-Basket (23-9) 72-70 on Wednesday evening. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international forward Ville Kaunisto (204-82) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 12 points, 15 rebounds and 4 assists and Antto Nikkarinen who added 18 points during the contest. American guard Jeb Ivey (190-80, college: Portland St.) responded with 17 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Kouvot maintains sixth position with 17-15 record. KTP-Basket lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the second place with nine games lost. Kouvot will play against Torpan Pojat (#7) in Helsinki in the next round. KTP-Basket will play at home against Espoo Honka (#5) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Korisliiga top team - Tampereen Pyrinto (26-7) managed to deliver another win on Wednesday. This time they beat twelfth ranked Porvoon Tarmo (4-28) 94-82. American players dominated also this game. The winners were led by Damon Williams who scored that evening 20 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Even a double-double of 22 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists by Jonathan Heard did not help to save the game for Porvoon Tarmo. Tampereen Pyrinto have an impressive 12-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 26-7 record. Porvoon Tarmo lost ninth consecutive game. Newly promoted Porvoon Tarmo stay dead last with 28 lost games. Tampereen Pyrinto will meet at home Namika Lahti (#8) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Porvoon Tarmo will play against Kauhajoen Karhu (#9) in Kauhajoki and hope to secure a win.
The game in Lahti was also worth to mention about. Seventh ranked Torpan Pojat (16-16) played at the court of 8th ranked Namika Lahti (13-18). Torpan Pojat defeated Namika Lahti 91-79. The best player for the winners was LaVell Blanchard who scored 21 points and 9 rebounds. Torpan Pojat maintains seventh position with 16-16 record. Namika Lahti at the other side keeps the eighth place with 18 games lost. Torpan Pojat's next round opponent will be higher ranked Kouvot (#6) in Kouvola and it may be quite challenging game. Namika Lahti will play on the road against the league's leader Tampereen Pyrinto and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Tenth-ranked Salon Vilpas (11-21) was very close to win a game against fifth ranked Espoo Honka (19-12) on Wednesday. Espoo Honka managed to secure only two-point victory 88-86. However their fans expected much easier game. Jamar Wilson orchestrated the victory by scoring 23 points and 7 assists. Espoo Honka maintains fifth position with 19-12 record. Loser Salon Vilpas keeps the tenth place with 21 games lost. Espoo Honka will face league's second-placed KTP-Basket in Kotka in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Salon Vilpas will play at home against LrNMKY (#11) in Lappeenranta and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 32: Karhu was smashed by Korihait on the road 99-80. LrNMKY was destroyed by Kataja on its own court 67-90. KTP outscored Salon Vilpas in Kotka 93-73.
The most impressive performance of 32th round was 28 points and 6 rebounds by James Lewis of LrNMKY.



Korihait - Karhu 99-80

No shocking result in a game when fourth ranked UU-Korihait (21-11) crushed 9th ranked Kauhajoen Karhu (13-18) in Uusikaupunki 99-80 on Wednesday. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 12-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 99-80. Americans were the main players on the court. Forward Lawrence Wright (195-84, college: Bradley) orchestrated the victory by scoring 26 points and 7 rebounds. Forward James Reaves (203-82, college: Niagara) contributed with 19 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Forward Jeremiah Wood (200-85, agency: Court Side) replied with 16 points and 5 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) and guard Steffan Johnson (185-87, college: Idaho) added 13 points and 4 assists in the effort for Kauhajoen Karhu. Five UU-Korihait and four Kauhajoen Karhu players scored in double figures. Kauhajoen Karhu's coach rotated eleven players seeing no chance for a win. UU-Korihait have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Kataja. Loser Kauhajoen Karhu dropped to the eighth position with 18 games lost. UU-Korihait will face Joensuun Kataja (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Kauhajoen Karhu will play against Porvoon Tarmo (#12).
Top scorers:
Karhu: J.Wood 16+5reb+3ast, S.Johnson 13+1reb+4ast, A.Huuskonen 13+4reb, E.Skamo 11+4reb+1ast, W.Baxley 8+3reb, S.Niskanen 8+3reb
Korihait: L.Wright 26+7reb+3ast, P.Heinonen 20+5reb+1ast, J.Reaves 19+7reb+2ast, N.Moore 16+4reb+4ast, M.Jalonen 14+2reb+3ast, J.Salminen 2+1reb
gschID: 106574


LrNMKY - Kataja 67-90

Very expected game when 11th ranked LrNMKY (7-25) was smashed by third ranked Joensuun Kataja (21-11) in Lappeenranta 90-67 on Wednesday. The game was mostly controlled by Joensuun Kataja. LrNMKY was better in fourth quarter 16-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded LrNMKY 41-30 including 27 on the defensive glass. International swingman Antti Kanervo (193-89) orchestrated the victory by scoring 22 points and 6 rebounds. American power forward Darren Fells (201-86, agency: Court Side) contributed with 13 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Four Joensuun Kataja players scored in double figures. American guard James Lewis (191-86, college: Fresno Pacific) replied with 28 points and 6 rebounds and his fellow American import forward HL Coleman (202-74, college: Wyoming) added 10 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for LrNMKY. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Joensuun Kataja maintains third position with 21-11 record having six points less than leader Pyrinto, which they share with Korihait. LrNMKY lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the eleventh place with 25 games lost. Joensuun Kataja will face UU-Korihait (#4) in Uusikaupunki in the next round. LrNMKY will play on the road against Salon Vilpas (#10) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
LrNMKY: J.Lewis 28+6reb+2ast, M.Moore 14+2reb+2ast, H.Coleman 10+9reb, V.Pekkola 5+2reb+1ast, T.Kulha 4+2reb+1ast, A.Kankaanpaa 4+2reb
Kataja: A.Kanervo 22+6reb+1ast, J.Nenonen 17+5reb, J.Newson 13+7reb, D.Fells 13+9reb+1ast, P.Virtanen 7+4reb+7ast, S.Lehtoranta 6+3reb+3ast
gschID: 106575


Honka - Salon Vilpas 88-86

Tenth-ranked Salon Vilpas (11-21) was very close to win a game against fifth ranked Espoo Honka (19-12) on Wednesday. Espoo Honka managed to secure only two-point victory 88-86. However their fans expected much easier game. Salon Vilpas was trailing by 11 points at halftime but managed to get 4-point lead after three quarters before a 20-14 charge of Espoo Honka, which allowed them to win the game. American guard Jamar Wilson (185-84, college: Albany) orchestrated the victory by scoring 23 points and 7 assists. The other American import center John Williamson (198-86, college: Cincinnati) contributed with 23 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Forward Matti Nuutinen (200-90) replied with 19 points and 8 rebounds and Nigerian guard Nick Okorie (185-88, college: Texas Tech) added 18 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Salon Vilpas. Five Espoo Honka and four Salon Vilpas players scored in double figures. Espoo Honka maintains fifth position with 19-12 record. Loser Salon Vilpas keeps the tenth place with 21 games lost. Espoo Honka will face league's second-placed KTP-Basket in Kotka in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Salon Vilpas will play at home against LrNMKY (#11) in Lappeenranta and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Salon Vilpas: M.Nuutinen 19+8reb+2ast, N.Okorie 18+5reb+2ast, S.Kaaresvirta 14+5reb, J.Kataja 12+6reb+1ast, N.Doaks 9+7reb, R.Ahonen 7+2reb+1ast
Honka: J.Williamson 23+5reb+2ast, J.Wilson 23+2reb+7ast, J.Matinen 16+3reb+1ast, T.Iisalo 14+3reb, C.Belser 10+13reb+2ast, J.Suotamo 2+1reb+1ast
gschID: 106576


Kouvot - KTP 72-70

Important game to mention about took place in Kouvola. Sixth ranked Kouvot (17-15) saved a 2-point victory at home edging second-ranked KTP-Basket (23-9) 72-70 on Wednesday evening. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international forward Ville Kaunisto (204-82) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 12 points, 15 rebounds and 4 assists and guard Antto Nikkarinen (185-91) who added 18 points during the contest. Four Kouvot players scored in double figures. American guard Jeb Ivey (190-80, college: Portland St.) responded with 17 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and Canadian forward Sefton Barrett (196-83, college: Cent.Michigan, agency: Limelight Hoops) scored 17 points. Kouvot maintains sixth position with 17-15 record. KTP-Basket lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the second place with nine games lost. Kouvot will play against Torpan Pojat (#7) in Helsinki in the next round. KTP-Basket will play at home against Espoo Honka (#5) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
KTP: S.Barrett 17+4reb+1ast, J.Ivey 17+5reb+4ast, J.Fields 11+5reb+3ast, V.Lind 8+1reb, M.Holme 7+6reb, C.Jones 5+5reb
Kouvot: A.Nikkarinen 18+3ast, V.Kaunisto 12+15reb+4ast, B.Walker 12+2reb+2ast, J.Gonner 10+3reb+1ast, D.Vinson 8+8reb+1ast, I.Seppala 8+1reb+1ast
gschID: 106577


Pyrinto - Korihait 56-64

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Tampereen Pyrinto (26-7) at the home court on Friday night. Hosts were defeated by fourth ranked UU-Korihait (21-11) 64-56. It ended at the same time the 12-game winning streak of Tampereen Pyrinto. The game without a history. UU-Korihait led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. American players dominated the game. Swingman Nigel Moore (195-81, college: Alabama A&M) orchestrated the victory by scoring 18 points and 9 rebounds. Forward James Reaves (203-82, college: Niagara) contributed with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Forward Damon Williams (201-73, college: Colorado St.-Pueblo) replied with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 21 rebounds and forward Antwine Williams (192-75, college: N.Colorado, agency: Prossin Sports Management) added 16 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Tampereen Pyrinto. UU-Korihait have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Kataja. Defending champion Tampereen Pyrinto still keeps top position with seven games lost. UU-Korihait is looking forward to face Joensuun Kataja (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Tampereen Pyrinto will play against Namika Lahti and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Pyrinto: J.Niemi 17+4reb+1ast, A.Williams 16+7reb+1ast, D.Williams 15+21reb+1ast, J.Harjula 2+1ast, A.Lehto 2+2ast, A.Nikkila 2+5reb+1ast
Korihait: N.Moore 18+9reb+1ast, J.Reaves 15+11reb+1ast, P.Heinonen 15+8reb, M.Jalonen 8+1reb+2ast, J.Kumpulainen 3+4reb, B.Sarcevic 3+1reb+2ast
gschID: 106578


Salon Vilpas - KTP 73-93

Very predictable result when second ranked KTP-Basket (23-9) rolled over on the road 10th ranked Salon Vilpas (11-21) 93-73 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by KTP-Basket. Salon Vilpas was better in fourth quarter 22-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. KTP-Basket forced 20 Salon Vilpas turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. American guard Jeb Ivey (190-80, college: Portland St.) orchestrated the victory by scoring 18 points and 7 assists. Guard Mikael Holme (192-79) contributed with 23 points for the winners. American forward Nicchaeus Doaks (202-87, college: Chattanooga, agency: Hart Sports Mngm) replied with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds and forward Samu Kaaresvirta (192-81) added 11 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Salon Vilpas. Five KTP-Basket and four Salon Vilpas players scored in double figures. Salon Vilpas' coach Kimmo Vyyrylainen rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. KTP-Basket maintains second position with 23-9 record having four points less than leader Pyrinto. Loser Salon Vilpas keeps the tenth place with 21 games lost. KTP-Basket will face Espoo Honka (#5) at home in the next round. Salon Vilpas will play against LrNMKY (#11) in Lappeenranta and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Salon Vilpas: N.Doaks 16+10reb+3ast, M.Nuutinen 14+4reb, N.Okorie 11+1reb+5ast, S.Kaaresvirta 11+7reb, T.Tenkanen 7+2reb, J.Kataja 5+4reb+5ast
KTP: M.Holme 23+2reb+3ast, J.Eskola 20+5reb+2ast, J.Ivey 18+3reb+7ast, S.Barrett 14+3reb+5ast, J.Fields 11+8reb+3ast, V.Lind 7+1reb+2ast
gschID: 106579


Namika Lahti - ToPo 79-91

The game in Lahti was also worth to mention about. Seventh ranked Torpan Pojat (16-16) played at the court of 8th ranked Namika Lahti (13-18). Torpan Pojat defeated Namika Lahti 91-79. The game was mostly controlled by Torpan Pojat. Namika Lahti was better in second period 27-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Torpan Pojat made 28-of-34 charity shots (82.4 percent) during the game. They also forced 19 Namika Lahti turnovers. 28 personal fouls committed by Namika Lahti helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American forward LaVell Blanchard (201-81, college: Michigan, agency: Beo Basket) who scored 21 points and 9 rebounds. Forward Timo Heinonen (198-81) chipped in a double-double by scoring 15 points and 12 rebounds. Four Torpan Pojat players scored in double figures. American guard Ryan Ayers (201-86, college: Notre Dame) produced 23 points and 6 rebounds and his fellow American import forward Todd Hendley (206-84, college: NC-Wilmington) added 13 points and 7 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Torpan Pojat maintains seventh position with 16-16 record. Namika Lahti at the other side keeps the eighth place with 18 games lost. Torpan Pojat's next round opponent will be higher ranked Kouvot (#6) in Kouvola and it may be quite challenging game. Namika Lahti will play on the road against the league's leader Tampereen Pyrinto and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
Namika Lahti: R.Ayers 23+6reb+1ast, T.Hendley 13+7reb+2ast, R.Suonio 10+1reb+7ast, V.Heinonen 9+4reb+2ast, V.Streng 9+8reb+2ast, V.Makalainen 8+1reb
ToPo: L.Blanchard 21+9reb, M.Koivisto 19+1ast, E.Lehtinen 16+3reb+1ast, T.Heinonen 15+12reb, F.Richards 9+2reb+7ast, M.Pounds 8+5reb+2ast
gschID: 106572


Tarmo - Pyrinto 82-94

Korisliiga top team - Tampereen Pyrinto (26-7) managed to deliver another win on Wednesday. This time they beat twelfth ranked Porvoon Tarmo (4-28) 94-82. The game was mostly controlled by Tampereen Pyrinto. Porvoon Tarmo managed to win third quarter 27-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Tampereen Pyrinto made 30-of-34 free shots (88.2 percent) during the game, while Porvoon Tarmo only scored fourteen points from the stripe. American players dominated also this game. The winners were led by forward Damon Williams (201-73, college: Colorado St.-Pueblo) who scored that evening 20 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists and guard Kenneth Lowe (192-80, college: Purdue, agency: Warren Sports International) supported him with 26 points (was perfect 12-for-12 from the free throw line !!!). Even a double-double of 22 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists by swingman Jonathan Heard (198-86) did not help to save the game for Porvoon Tarmo. Guard Aubrey Conerly (182-83, college: Jacksonville) added 18 points and 4 steals for the hosts. Four Tampereen Pyrinto and five Porvoon Tarmo players scored in double figures. Tampereen Pyrinto have an impressive 12-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 26-7 record. Porvoon Tarmo lost ninth consecutive game. Newly promoted Porvoon Tarmo stay dead last with 28 lost games. Tampereen Pyrinto will meet at home Namika Lahti (#8) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Porvoon Tarmo will play against Kauhajoen Karhu (#9) in Kauhajoki and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Tarmo: J.Heard 22+10reb+5ast, A.Conerly 18+3reb+2ast, E.Maki-Tulokas 13+1ast, J.Kyllonen 10+1ast, J.Young 10+6reb+1ast, S.Marouf 3+1ast
Pyrinto: K.Lowe 26+1reb+1ast, D.Williams 20+5reb+5ast, A.Nikkila 16+6reb+1ast, A.Williams 15+6reb, A.Lehto 7+2reb+1ast, J.Harjula 6+2reb
gschID: 106573




1st Division Round 17: Aanekosken Huima wins overtime game against BC Nokia - by Eurobasket News
Aanekosken Huima (9-8) outlasted BC Nokia (9-8) in overtime by two points 107-105 on Sunday night. The game took place in Nokia. But the guests from Aanekoski were better at the end. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But BC Nokia won fourth quarter 24-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening, at least not yet. The game turned upside-down in the last quarter, where BC Nokia used huge pressure winning it 24-16 getting a tie at the end of regular time. They lost eventually overtime period 11-13. It was a great shooting night for Aanekosken Huima especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 55.6 percentage. Bahamas forward Jamal Douglas (201-85, college: E.Kentucky) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners and guard Treylon Manning (178, college: Texas Coll.) chipped in 24 points and 9 assists. Guard Timo Riihela (193-80) responded with 17 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Aanekosken Huima moved-up to sixth place, which they share with defeated BC Nokia. Aanekosken Huima is looking forward to face bottom-ranked Lahden NMKY (#12) in Lahti in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. BC Nokia will play on the road against Saynatsalon Riento (#8) in Jyvaskyla and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Lapua. 3rd placed host Lapuan Korikobrat (11-6) lost to second ranked BC Jyvaskyla (13-4) 96-84. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Lapuan Korikobrat. American forward Tracy Robinson (201-86, college: Loyola (IL)) nailed a double-double by scoring 22 points and 11 rebounds for the winning side and Timo Naukkarinen accounted for 12 points and 4 assists. BC Jyvaskyla's coach Jari Laine used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American forward Derick Nelson (196-86, college: Oakland, agency: ACMT) came up with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 16 rebounds for Lapuan Korikobrat in the defeat. BC Jyvaskyla maintains second place with 13-4 record behind leader FoKoPo. Lapuan Korikobrat at the other side keeps the third position with six games lost. BC Jyvaskyla will play against league's leader Forssan Koripojat at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Lapuan Korikobrat will play against Loimaan Korikonkarit and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
1st Division top team - Forssan Koripojat (14-3) managed to deliver another win on Saturday. This time they beat eleventh ranked Ura Basket (6-11) 81-72. The best player for the winners was Heiko Rannula who scored 17 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists. Brown produced a double-double by scoring 22 points and 11 rebounds for the guests. Forssan Koripojat have a solid series of four victories in a row. Forssan Koripojat maintains first place with 14-3 record. Ura Basket lost fifth consecutive game. They dropped to the ninth position with 11 games lost. They share it with Kerava ET and TomPo II. Forssan Koripojat will meet league's second-placed BC Jyvaskyla on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Ura Basket will play against Tapiolan Honka (#5) and hope to secure a win.
Bottom-ranked Lahden NMKY (0-17) is still winless. This time they lost on the road their 17th consecutive match to fifth ranked Tapiolan Honka (10-7) 79-76. Samuli Vanttaja orchestrated the victory by scoring 11 points and 9 rebounds. Tapiolan Honka maintains fifth place with 10-7 record. Lahden NMKY at the other side still closes the standingsTapiolan Honka's next round opponent will be Ura Basket (#11) in Kaarina which should be theoretically an easy game. Lahden NMKY will play at home against Aanekosken Huima in Aanekoski and hopes to get finally their first victory.
9th ranked Kerava Energia Team (6-11) was outscored at home by fourth ranked Loimaan Korikonkarit (10-6) with the biggest margin this round 107-73 on Sunday night. J'son Stamper stepped up with a double-double by scoring 37 points (!!!) and 16 rebounds (on 15-of-17 shooting from the field) for the winners. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Loimaan Korikonkarit have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain fourth place with 10-6 record. Loser Kerava Energia Team keeps the ninth position with 11 games lost. Loimaan Korikonkarit will face higher ranked Lapuan Korikobrat (#3) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Kerava Energia Team will play against Torpan Pojat (#10) in Helsinki and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last game of round 17 TomPo II lost to SayRi on the opponent's court 53-61.



SayRi - TomPo II 61-53

Rather expected game in Jyvaskyla where 10th ranked Torpan Pojat (6-11) was defeated by eighth ranked Saynatsalon Riento (7-9) 61-53 on Sunday. Torpan Pojat trailed by 17 points after 3 quarters before a 21-12 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 53-61 at the end of the game. American forward De Marcus Hall (201-85, college: CSU Bakersfield) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 20 rebounds for the winners and swingman Eetu Nieminen (191-84) chipped in 12 points. Four Saynatsalon Riento players scored in double figures. Guard Pyry Rainamaa (194-90) responded with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds and guard Oscar Lindqvist (188-90) scored 11 points and 8 rebounds. Newly promoted Saynatsalon Riento maintains eighth place with 7-9 record. Torpan Pojat lost third consecutive game. Torpan Pojat at the other side, also newcomer in the league, dropped to the ninth position with 11 games lost. Saynatsalon Riento will face higher ranked BC Nokia (#6) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Torpan Pojat will play against Kerava Energia Team and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
TomPo II: P.Rainamaa 14+10reb, V.Linturi 12+3reb, O.Lindqvist 11+8reb, J.Heinikoski 7+1reb, V.Chepurnoy 5+4reb, M.Sandberg 2+7reb
SayRi: D.Marcus Hall 13+20reb, E.Nieminen 12+3reb+1ast, V.Pylkkanen 11+4reb, J.Hiekkavirta 11+3reb+1ast, T.Viitamaki 7+4reb, E.Pasanen 7+3reb+1ast
gschID: 106836


Lapua - Jyvaskyla 84-96

The game between Top Four teams took place in Lapua. 3rd placed host Lapuan Korikobrat (11-6) lost to second ranked BC Jyvaskyla (13-4) 96-84. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Lapuan Korikobrat. The game was mostly controlled by BC Jyvaskyla. Lapuan Korikobrat was better in second period 21-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American forward Tracy Robinson (201-86, college: Loyola (IL)) nailed a double-double by scoring 22 points and 11 rebounds for the winning side and guard Timo Naukkarinen (189-79) accounted for 12 points and 4 assists. BC Jyvaskyla's coach Jari Laine used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American forward Derick Nelson (196-86, college: Oakland, agency: ACMT) came up with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 16 rebounds and guard Kim Siven (197-88) added 17 points and 7 rebounds respectively for Lapuan Korikobrat in the defeat. Five BC Jyvaskyla and four Lapuan Korikobrat players scored in double figures. BC Jyvaskyla maintains second place with 13-4 record behind leader FoKoPo. Lapuan Korikobrat at the other side keeps the third position with six games lost. BC Jyvaskyla will play against league's leader Forssan Koripojat at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Lapuan Korikobrat will play against Loimaan Korikonkarit and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Lapua: D.Nelson 22+16reb+2ast, K.Siven 17+7reb+2ast, B.Valentine 15+4reb+3ast, J.Turja 13+2reb+2ast, V.Turja 8+1reb, T.Still 6+7reb+1ast
Jyvaskyla: T.Robinson 22+11reb+2ast, R.Ojanen 13+2reb+1ast, T.Naukkarinen 12+4reb+4ast, A.Siimes 12+6reb+1ast, P.Heinonen 11+3reb, J.Nissinen 10+1reb+1ast
gschID: 106831


FoKoPo - Ura Basket 81-72

1st Division top team - Forssan Koripojat (14-3) managed to deliver another win on Saturday. This time they beat eleventh ranked Ura Basket (6-11) 81-72. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 25-14. But Ura Basket won third quarter 19-13. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The best player for the winners was Estonian guard Heiko Rannula (186-83) who scored 17 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists. Naturalized American swingman Andre Foreman (198-69, college: Salisbury St.) chipped in a double-double by scoring 12 points and 12 rebounds. American forward Tracy Robinson (201-86, college: Loyola (IL)) produced a double-double by scoring 22 points and 11 rebounds and the other American import swingman Zach Ramey (191-81, college: Benedictine) added 17 points and 8 rebounds respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Forssan Koripojat have a solid series of four victories in a row. Forssan Koripojat maintains first place with 14-3 record. Ura Basket lost fifth consecutive game. They dropped to the ninth position with 11 games lost. They share it with Kerava ET and TomPo II. Forssan Koripojat will meet league's second-placed BC Jyvaskyla on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Ura Basket will play against Tapiolan Honka (#5) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Ura Basket: Brown 22+11reb+1ast, Z.Ramey 17+8reb+2ast, S.Salminen 12+5reb+1ast, J.Mattila 10+2reb, J.Alanko 5+2reb, M.Ahokas 3+2reb+3ast
FoKoPo: J.McCulloch 19+4reb, H.Rannula 17+9reb+7ast, T.Viertola 13+3reb+2ast, A.Foreman 12+12reb+3ast, O.Kaunomaki 8+2reb, J.Nurmio 4+1ast
gschID: 106832


Honka - Namika II 79-76

Bottom-ranked Lahden NMKY (0-17) is still winless. This time they lost on the road their 17th consecutive match to fifth ranked Tapiolan Honka (10-7) 79-76. Tapiolan Honka forced 21 Lahden NMKY turnovers and outrebounded them 34-23 including 23 on the defensive glass. 27 personal fouls committed by Lahden NMKY helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Power forward Samuli Vanttaja (210-91) orchestrated the victory by scoring 11 points and 9 rebounds. Power forward Kilian Cato (201-92) contributed with 12 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Five Tapiolan Honka players scored in double figures. Guard Valtteri Makalainen (192-92) answered with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds and swingman Vesa Heinonen (192-91) added 13 points in the effort for Lahden NMKY. Tapiolan Honka maintains fifth place with 10-7 record. Lahden NMKY at the other side still closes the standingsTapiolan Honka's next round opponent will be Ura Basket (#11) in Kaarina which should be theoretically an easy game. Lahden NMKY will play at home against Aanekosken Huima in Aanekoski and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Namika II: V.Makalainen 21+10reb+1ast, V.Kuusela 14+4reb, V.Heinonen 13+4reb+1ast, J.Koskinen 7+3reb, S.Rautavuori 6, O.Aalto 6+1reb
Honka: J.Helenius 16+4reb, S.Silvonen 15+2reb+2ast, N.Hoglund 13+2reb+1ast, K.Cato 12+7reb+1ast, S.Vanttaja 11+9reb+1ast, I.Sirola 4+4reb
gschID: 106833


BC Nokia - Huima 105-107 OT

Aanekosken Huima (9-8) outlasted BC Nokia (9-8) in overtime by two points 107-105 on Sunday night. The game took place in Nokia. But the guests from Aanekoski were better at the end. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But BC Nokia won fourth quarter 24-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening, at least not yet. The game turned upside-down in the last quarter, where BC Nokia used huge pressure winning it 24-16 getting a tie at the end of regular time. They lost eventually overtime period 11-13. It was a great shooting night for Aanekosken Huima especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 55.6 percentage. Bahamas forward Jamal Douglas (201-85, college: E.Kentucky) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners and guard Treylon Manning (178, college: Texas Coll.) chipped in 24 points and 9 assists. Guard Timo Riihela (193-80) responded with 17 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists and swingman Osku Heinonen (194-92) scored 26 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Aanekosken Huima moved-up to sixth place, which they share with defeated BC Nokia. Aanekosken Huima is looking forward to face bottom-ranked Lahden NMKY (#12) in Lahti in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. BC Nokia will play on the road against Saynatsalon Riento (#8) in Jyvaskyla and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
BC Nokia: O.Heinonen 26+3reb+1ast, H.Jokinen 22+4reb+2ast, T.Riihela 17+7reb+6ast, S.Kajander 15+1reb+3ast, B.Bojang 12+8reb+1ast, T.Kankaanpaa 10+6reb+1ast
Huima: T.Manning 24+2reb+9ast, L.Roberson 24+5reb+1ast, J.Douglas 19+14reb+4ast, S.Mantymaa 17+3reb, L.Paanala 11+5reb+1ast, T.Ovaskainen 6+1reb+1ast
gschID: 106834


Kerava ET - LoKoKo 73-107

9th ranked Kerava Energia Team (6-11) was outscored at home by fourth ranked Loimaan Korikonkarit (10-6) with the biggest margin this round 107-73 on Sunday night. The game without a history. Loimaan Korikonkarit led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 74 of its points in the paint compared to Kerava Energia Team's 42. They outrebounded Kerava Energia Team 44-32 including 29 on the defensive glass. American power forward J'son Stamper (200-85, college: Minnesota, agency: JEMsports) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 37 points (!!!) and 16 rebounds (on 15-of-17 shooting from the field) for the winners and his fellow American import guard Channing Toney (196-86, college: UAB, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 29 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists. Toney is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Cameroonian swingman Rudolf Tejha Mua (201-80) responded with 17 points and 9 rebounds and American guard Justice Graham (195-79, college: Glenville St.) scored 20 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. Loimaan Korikonkarit have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain fourth place with 10-6 record. Loser Kerava Energia Team keeps the ninth position with 11 games lost. Loimaan Korikonkarit will face higher ranked Lapuan Korikobrat (#3) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Kerava Energia Team will play against Torpan Pojat (#10) in Helsinki and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Kerava ET: J.Graham 20+3reb+3ast, R.Tejha Mua 17+9reb+2ast, A.Towa 10+7reb, M.Tuunanen 6, D.Kraznotzhon 5+3reb, J.Aho 5+4reb
LoKoKo: J.Stamper 37+16reb, C.Toney 29+12reb+4ast, M.Horton 12+5reb+6ast, J.Kinnunen 9+2reb+1ast, S.Latvala 9+5reb+1ast, E.Aaltonen 9+1ast
gschID: 106835




KORISLIIGA: KTP shooting well from behind the arc - by Rauno Hurmalainen
Korisliiga, round 32: After five losses in a row KTP (Kotka) was tonight again the same strong team as in the beginning of this season. KTP (23-9) visited in Salo and defeated
Vilpas Vikings (11-21) by 20 pts 73-93 (39-45). KTP was shooting 36 times from behind the arc and made 18 (50%) of them! Mikael Holme (192-G-79) led KTP with 23 pts (treys 7/12),
Jussi Eskola (189-G-87) added 20 pts (treys 6/9) and Jeb Ivey (190-G-80, college: Portland St.) 18 pts (treys 3/7). Nicchaeus Doaks (202-F-87, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Chattanooga) (Vilpas) had a double-double 16pts/10rbs.
Vilpas - KTP 73-93 (39-45). (Nicchaeus Doaks 16/10, Matti Nuutinen 14, Samu Kaaresvirta 11 - Mikael Holme 23, Jussi Eskola 20, Jeb Ivey 18).
In Division 1 there were four contests. In two of them OT was needed. BC Nokia lost after OT and 15 lead changes vs Huima (Aanekoski) 105-107 (94). In Espoo Honka (Tapiola) defeated YMCA Lahti II after OT 79-76 (70). Riento (Saynatsalo) beat Tompan Pojat (Helsinki) 61-53 and at Kerava KET lost vs Korikonkarit (Loimaa) 73-107 after 14 ties. LoKoKo won the fourth quarter 8-33.
BC Nokia - Huima 105-107 (94) (45-47). (Osku Heinonen 26, Henri Jokinen 22, Timo Riihela 17 - Traylon Manning 24/9a, Lamar Roberson 24, Jamaal Douglas 19/14).
Honka, Tapiola - YMCA Lahti II 79-76 (70) (30-28). (Juho Helenius 16, Sauli Silvonen 15, Niko Hoglund 13 - Valtteri Makalainen 21/10, Vaino Kuusela 14, Vesa Heinonen 13).
SayRi - Tompan Pojat 61-53 (29-21). (DeMarcus Hall 13/20, Eetu Nieminen 12, Vesa Pylkkanen 11 - Pyry Rainamaa 14/10, Vesa Linturi 12, Oscar Lindqvist 11).
KET - LoKoKo 73-107 (44-48). (Justice Graham 20, Rudolf Tejha Mua 17, Arsene Towa 10 - JaSon Stamper 37/16, Channing Toney 29/12, Maurice Horton 12/6a).



Standings - Korisliiga
Korisliiga Standings
 1. Pyrinto 26-7 
 2. KTP 23-9 
 3. Kataja 21-11 
 4. Korihait 21-11 
 5. Honka 19-12 
 6. Kouvot 17-15 
 7. ToPo 16-16 
 8. Namika Lahti 13-18 
 9. Karhu 13-18 
 10. Salon Vilpas 11-21 
 11. LrNMKY 7-25 
 12. Tarmo 4-28 


Standings - Division I
1st Division Standings
 1. FoKoPo 14-3 
 2. Jyvaskyla 13-4 
 3. Lapua 11-6 
 4. LoKoKo 10-6 
 5. Honka 10-7 
 6. BC Nokia 9-8 
 7. Huima 9-8 
 8. SayRi 7-9 
 9. Kerava ET 6-11 
 10. TomPo II 6-11 
 11. Ura Basket 6-11 
 12. Namika II 0-17 


Stats Leaders - Division I
Points Per Game
 Derick NELSON
  Lapua
  (196-F-86)
  Avg: 24.5
 1. Nelson, Lapua24.5 
 2. Stamper, LoKoKo22.6 
 3. Manning, Huima22.4 
 4. Hall, SayRi20.3 
 5. Robinson, Jyvaskyla19.8 
 6. Bojang, BC Nokia19.6 
 7. Douglas, Huima18.7 
 8. Valentine, Lapua18.6 
 9. Towa, Kerava ET18.4 
 10. Ramey, Ura Basket17.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Carlton BROWN
  Namika II
  (198-F-79)
  Avg: 14.9
 1. Brown, Namika II14.9 
 2. Bojang, BC Nokia14.3 
 3. Douglas, Huima13.8 
 4. Dantzler, LoKoKo13.5 
 5. Towa, Kerava ET13.1 
 6. Nelson, Lapua12.8 
 7. Hall, SayRi11.8 
 8. Stamper, LoKoKo11.1 
 9. Banks, SayRi10.6 
 10. Wilson, Huima10.6 
Assists Per Game
 Treylon MANNING
  Huima
  (178-G-)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Manning, Huima6.2 
 2. Riihela, BC Nokia5.2 
 3. Ramey, Ura Basket4.5 
 4. Horton, LoKoKo4.4 
 5. Ikavalko, FoKoPo3.9 
 6. Ahila, Jyvaskyla3.2 
 7. Valentine, Lapua3.1 
 8. Silvonen, Honka2.5 
 9. Kivinen, LoKoKo2.4 
 10. Pasanen, SayRi2.3 
Steals Per Game
 Maurice HORTON
  LoKoKo
  (183-G-84)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Horton, LoKoKo2.9 
 2. Valentine, Lapua2.7 
 3. Bojang, BC Nokia2.1 
 4. Hall, SayRi2.1 
 5. Stamper, LoKoKo2.0 
 6. Still, Lapua1.9 
 7. Ramey, Ura Basket1.8 
 8. Rainamaa, TomPo II1.6 
 9. Vertio, Honka1.6 
 10. Foreman, FoKoPo1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Reijo OJANEN
  Jyvaskyla
  (192-G/F-86)
  Avg: 0.9
 1. Ojanen, Jyvaskyla0.9 
 2. Brown, Namika II0.8 
 3. Kopio, Honka0.8 
 4. Alanko, Ura Basket0.7 
 5. Setala, BC Nokia0.6 
 6. Koskinen, Namika I.0.6 
 7. Alanen, Namika II0.6 
 8. Nelson, Lapua0.6 
 9. Rainamaa, TomPo II0.6 
 10. Salminen, Ura B.0.5 


Stats Leaders - Korisliiga
Points Per Game
 Jamar WILSON
  Honka
  (185-G-84)
  Avg: 22.8
 1. Wilson, Honka22.8 
 2. Heard, Tarmo21.4 
 3. Lewis, LrNM.20.5 
 4. Blanchard, ToPo19.7 
 5. Bailey, LrNM.19.6 
 6. Walker, Kouvot19.5 
 7. Wood, Karhu19.4 
 8. Williamson, Honka19.0 
 9. Harris, Salon Vilpas19.0 
 10. Williams, Pyrinto18.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jeremiah WOOD
  Karhu
  (200-F-85)
  Avg: 13.3
 1. Wood, Karhu13.3 
 2. Kaunisto, Kouvot10.8 
 3. Doaks, Salon Vilpas10.0 
 4. Mathis, Namika Lahti9.9 
 5. Young, Tarmo9.8 
 6. Williams, Pyrinto9.6 
 7. Blanchard, ToPo9.6 
 8. Vinson, Kouvot9.6 
 9. Belser, Honka8.8 
 10. Coleman, LrNM.8.8 
Assists Per Game
 Dijuan HARRIS
  Salon Vilpas
  (175-G-86)
  Avg: 4.4
 1. Harris, Salon Vilpas4.4 
 2. Moore, LrNM.4.3 
 3. Williams, Pyrinto4.2 
 4. Suonio, Namika Lahti4.0 
 5. Okorie, Salon Vilpas3.9 
 6. Wood, Karhu3.8 
 7. Virtanen, Kataja3.7 
 8. Sarcevic, Korihait3.6 
 9. Ivey, KTP3.5 
 10. Kataja, Salon Vilpas3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Jerald FIELDS
  KTP
  (201-F-82)
  Avg: 2
 1. Fields, KTP2.0 
 2. Wood, Karhu2.0 
 3. Newson, Kataja2.0 
 4. Conerly, Tarmo1.9 
 5. Fells, Kataja1.8 
 6. Sarcevic, Korihait1.8 
 7. Heard, Tarmo1.8 
 8. Moore, Korihait1.8 
 9. Richards, ToPo1.7 
 10. Harris, Salon Vilpas1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 James REAVES
  Korihait
  (203-F-82)
  Avg: 0.9
 1. Reaves, Korihait0.9 
 2. Hendley, Namika Lahti0.8 
 3. Wilson, Honka0.7 
 4. Bailey, LrNM.0.7 
 5. Moore, LrNM.0.7 
 6. Heard, Tarmo0.7 
 7. Gonner, Kouvot0.7 
 8. Blanchard, ToPo0.6 
 9. Young, Tarmo0.6 
 10. Latimer, Namika Lahti0.6 


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


Standings - ProB
ProB Standings
 1. Nanterre 15-5 
 2. Rouen 15-5 
 3. Evreux 14-6 
 4. Boulazac 13-7 
 5. Fos Ouest 13-7 
 6. Dijon 12-8 
 7. Chalons-Reims 12-8 
 8. Maurienne 12-8 
 9. Le Portel 11-9 
 10. Lille 9-11 
 11. Bourg 9-11 
 12. Boulogne 9-11 
 13. Nantes 8-12 
 14. St Vallier 7-13 
 15. Antibes 7-13 
 16. Quimper 6-14 
 17. Clermont 5-15 
 18. Charleville 3-17 


Standings - N1
NM1 Standings
 1. Bordeaux 18-3 
 2. Denain 16-5 
 3. Angers BC 49 14-7 
 4. Brest 13-8 
 5. Sorgues 12-9 
 6. St Quentin 12-9 
 7. Orchy 11-10 
 8. St Etienne 11-10 
 9. Denek 11-10 
 10. Blois 11-10 
 11. Souffel 10-11 
 12. Challans 10-11 
 13. Le Puy 9-12 
 14. St Chamond 8-13 
 15. Lievin 8-13 
 16. Get Vosges 7-14 
 17. Roche 5-16 
 18. CFBB 3-18 


Stats Leaders - ProA
Points Per Game
 Tremmell DARDEN
  Nancy
  (194-G/F-81)
  Avg: 17.9
 1. Darden, Nancy17.9 
 2. Nichols, Vichy17.8 
 3. Mejia, Cholet17.4 
 4. Jefferson, AS.17.3 
 5. Massie, Limoges17.2 
 6. Woodside, Gravelines16.3 
 7. Bennett, Pau-La.15.8 
 8. King, Le Havre15.8 
 9. Haynes, Chalon15.2 
 10. Hamilton, Paris-.14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Rob LEWIN
  Art.Dragons
  (201-F-80)
  Avg: 9.8
 1. Lewin, Vichy9.8 
 2. Massie, Limoges9.4 
 3. Issa, Gravelines8.9 
 4. Krupalija, Hyeres.8.8 
 5. Jones, Le Havre8.7 
 6. Akingbala, Nancy8.3 
 7. Jefferson, AS.7.9 
 8. Elegar, Vichy7.9 
 9. Koffi, Le Mans7.6 
 10. Nsonwu-Amadi, Roa.7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Kareem REID
  Rouen
  (178-G-75)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Reid, Vichy6.3 
 2. King, Le Havre6.2 
 3. Linehan, Nancy6.2 
 4. Wright, Limoges6.1 
 5. Woodside, Gravelines5.9 
 6. Sciarra, Pau-La.5.1 
 7. Schilb, Chalon4.7 
 8. Diabate, Roanne4.7 
 9. Houston, Hyeres-T.4.2 
 10. Tchicamboud, Cha.4.2 
Steals Per Game
 John LINEHAN
  Nancy
  (175-G-78)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Linehan, Nancy3.7 
 2. Dobbins, Hyeres-T.2.6 
 3. Darden, Nancy2.2 
 4. Diot, Le Mans2.0 
 5. Walsh, AS.1.9 
 6. Bennett, Pau-La.1.8 
 7. Diabate, Roanne1.7 
 8. Elegar, Vichy1.7 
 9. Lacombe, AS.1.6 
 10. Dewar, Le Mans1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Cyril AKPOMEDAH
  Gravelines
  (203-F-79)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Akpomedah, Grave.1.8 
 2. Issa, Gravelines1.5 
 3. Jefferson, AS.1.4 
 4. Falker, Cholet1.3 
 5. Pasco, Strasbourg1.2 
 6. Koffi, Le Mans1.2 
 7. Badiane, Poitiera.1.1 
 8. Fofana, AS.1.1 
 9. Akingbala, Nancy1.1 
 10. Wilkinson, Le Havre1.1 


Stats Leaders - ProB
Points Per Game
 Moses SONKO
  Maurienne
  (196-F-83)
  Avg: 18.5
 1. Sonko, Maurienne18.5 
 2. Gay, Fos Ouest17.9 
 3. Siggers, Rouen17.7 
 4. Harris, Lille17.6 
 5. Carter, Nanterre17.4 
 6. Watson, Evreux16.0 
 7. Labeyrie, Le Portel15.9 
 8. Davis, Le Portel15.5 
 9. Daniels, Nanterre15.4 
 10. Bouldin, Clermont15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Chris DANIELS
  Chalons-Reims
  (200-F-82)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Daniels, Chalons-.10.5 
 2. Mathis, Maurienne10.3 
 3. Barber, Nantes10.1 
 4. Bing, Dijon8.8 
 5. Monds, Bourg8.7 
 6. Monroe, Boulogne8.7 
 7. Giles, Rouen8.3 
 8. Rouse, Charleville7.9 
 9. Badiane, Boulazac7.4 
 10. Sonko, Maurienne7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Philippe DA SILVA
  Evreux
  (192-G-79)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Da Silva, Evreux8.1 
 2. Rowland, Le Portel6.8 
 3. Downey, Nantes5.4 
 4. Patiejunas, Boulo.5.2 
 5. Williams, Le Portel5.0 
 6. Taylor, Rouen5.0 
 7. Craven, Dijon5.0 
 8. Denave, St Vallier4.9 
 9. Akono, Nanterre4.8 
 10. Morlende, Charleville4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Kyle SHILOH
  St Vallier
  (191-G-85)
  Avg: 3
 1. Shiloh, St Vallier3.0 
 2. Doyne, Charleville2.6 
 3. Riley, Nanterre2.6 
 4. Daniels, Chalons-.2.6 
 5. Sonko, Maurienne2.5 
 6. Hachad, Fos Ouest2.4 
 7. Craven, Dijon2.3 
 8. Patiejunas, Boulo.2.2 
 9. Stanley, Boulogne2.1 
 10. Mullins, Chalons-.2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Sherman GAY
  Fos Ouest
  (201-F-82)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Gay, Fos Ouest2.2 
 2. Jefferson, Quimper1.5 
 3. Monds, Bourg1.1 
 4. Barber, Nantes1.1 
 5. Diakite, Chalons-.0.9 
 6. Adjiwanou, Boula.0.9 
 7. N''Diaye, Clermont0.9 
 8. Taccoen, Lille0.8 
 9. Davis, Evreux0.8 
 10. Daniels, Nanterre0.8 


Pro A : First game with Paris for Eric Chatfield - by Aurelien Hipp
*Recently signed by Paris Levallois, Eric Chatfield (191-G-79, college: N.Mexico) played his first game with his new team Paris-Levallois yesterday @Le Havre. Chatfield couldn't be qualified soonner because of a missing clearance letter expected from Syria. Chatfield, former player of french teams at Dijon and Rouen, posted 7pts 5rebds in 34 min in a 82-77 loss. Chatfield was posting 16.7ppg 3.0apg and was ProA's 5th best scorer with Dijon in 2008/09 and had approximatively the same statistics with Rouen the next season, replacing Kevin Houston.

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  FYR MACEDONIA   


D1 Standings
Superleague Standings
 1. Feni Indistrija 15-1 
 2. Rabotnicki 13-3 
 3. MZT Skopje 12-3 
 4. Torus Skopje 10-6 
 5. Lirija 6-10 
 6. ABA Strumica 6-10 
 7. Kumanovo 2009 5-10 
 8. Ovce Pole 5-11 
 9. Ultimate Basket 4-12 
 10. Pelister Bitola 2-12 


Stats Leaders - Superleague
Points Per Game
 Darko MATIC
  Kumanovo 2009
  (-C-84)
  Avg: 24.3
 1. Matic, Kumanovo.24.3 
 2. Jovanovic, Ultima.20.3 
 3. Mirakovski, Rabot.17.8 
 4. Petkovski, Pelist.16.8 
 5. Filipovic, Ovce Pole16.7 
 6. Morban, Lirija16.6 
 7. Trajkovski, Torus S.16.6 
 8. Blazevski, Rabotnicki16.3 
 9. Jelesijevic, Ovce P.16.1 
 10. Nikolovski, MZT S.15.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Gjorgje JOVANOVIC
  Ultimate Basket
  (209-C-80)
  Avg: 10.6
 1. Jovanovic, Ultima.10.6 
 2. Pavlovski, Lirija10.2 
 3. Jelesijevic, Ovce P.9.9 
 4. Nikolovski, MZT S.8.3 
 5. Talevski, Pelist.8.1 
 6. Trajkovski, Torus S.8.0 
 7. Knezevic, Feni I.7.3 
 8. Chappell, ABA S.7.2 
 9. Filipovic, Ovce Pole7.1 
 10. Simic, Rabotnicki7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Dimitar MIRAKOVSKI
  Rabotnicki
  (180-G-81)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Mirakovski, Rabot.5.5 
 2. Morban, Lirija5.1 
 3. Kostovski, Torus S.4.9 
 4. Petrovski, MZT S.4.4 
 5. Blazevski, Rabotnicki4.0 
 6. Mladenovic, Ultima.3.7 
 7. Lazic, Ultimate.3.3 
 8. Stojanovski, Feni I.3.2 
 9. Samardziev, Feni I.3.2 
 10. Neal, ABA Strumica3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Gjorgi ANAKIEVSKI
  Pelister Bitola
  (185-G-85)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Anakievski, Pelist.2.5 
 2. Morban, Lirija1.7 
 3. Dimcevski, Torus S.1.6 
 4. Stimson, ABA S.1.5 
 5. Matic, Kumanovo.1.5 
 6. Cvetkov, ABA S.1.4 
 7. Miljkovic, Torus S.1.4 
 8. Buchberger, ABA S.1.3 
 9. Blazevski, Rabotnicki1.3 
 10. Petrovski, MZT S.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Bojan TRAJKOVSKI
  Torus Skopje
  (206-C/F-88)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Trajkovski, Torus S.2.4 
 2. Chappell, ABA S.1.4 
 3. Krstevski, Torus S.1.4 
 4. Avramovski, MZT S.1.3 
 5. Petric, Kumanovo.1.2 
 6. Jelesijevic, Ovce P.1.1 
 7. Frye, Feni Indistrija1.1 
 8. Gocevski, Rabotnicki1.0 
 9. Simic, Rabotnicki0.9 
 10. Talevski, MZT S.0.6 


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  GEORGIA   


Highest League Standing
Superleague Standings
 1. Army 10-1 
 2. MIA Tbilisi 9-3 
 3. Kutaisi 9-3 
 4. TSU Tbilisi 8-4 
 5. Sokhumi 8-4 
 6. Energy Rustavi 7-4 
 7. Samedicino 4-8 
 8. Batumi 4-8 
 9. GTU Tbilisi 3-9 
 10. GSAU Tbilisi 2-10 
 11. Dinamo Tbilisi 1-11 


Superleague Round 12: Samedicino-Academia is defeated by MIA in a derby game - by Eurobasket News
The most interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Tbilisi: MIA (#2) and Samedicino-Academia (#7). MIA (9-3) smashed visiting Samedicino-Academia (4-8) by 20 points 74-54. The game was mostly controlled by MIA. Samedicino-Academia managed to win third quarter 20-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Samedicino-Academia to just 6 points in fourth quarter. MIA made 21-of-27 free shots (77.8 percent) during the game, while Samedicino-Academia only scored four points from the stripe. They outrebounded Samedicino-Academia 47-36 including a 36-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of naturalized Azerbaijan forward Davit Barbakadze (203-82) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) and who added 9 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists during the contest. The best for the losing side was forward Giorgi Kharadze (200-92) with 18 points and 9 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). Samedicino-Academia's coach rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. MIA maintains second position with 9-3 record behind leader Army, which they share with Kutaisi. Samedicino-Academia at the other side keeps the seventh place with eight games lost. They share the position with Batumi. MIA's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tbilisi to the arena Dinamo Tbilisi.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Rustavi. 4th ranked host Energy Invest (7-4) lost to third ranked Kutaisi (9-3) 70-57. The winners were led by center Viktor Koguashvili (204-85) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds and Buba Kvimsadze supported him with 15 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. Even 16 points and 9 rebounds by Cameroonian center Samuel Lamu (204-81) did not help to save the game for Energy Invest. Energy Invest's coach tested ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Kutaisi moved-up to second place, which they share with MIA Tbilisi. Defending champion Energy Invest dropped to the sixth position with four games lost. Kutaisi will play against league's leader Army Sport Klub in Tbilisi in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Energy Invest will play on the road against GTU (#9) in Tbilisi and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Eighth ranked Batumi (4-8) crushed at home 11th ranked Dinamo Tbilisi (1-11) by 34 points 104-70, which is the biggest margin this round on Friday night. The best player for the winners was Lasha Keshelava who had a double-double by scoring 21 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists. Batumi's coach Mikhail Kobeshavidze felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was Irakli Alkhanaidze who recorded a double-double by scoring 18 points and 12 rebounds. Batumi moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Samedicino. Dinamo Tbilisi lost eleventh consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 11 games lost. Batumi will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Dinamo Tbilisi's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tbilisi MIA.
Another interesting game was again a derby between two teams from Tbilisi: Sokhumi (#6) and GSAU (#10). GSAU was smashed at home by 20 points 64-84 and even the fact of playing on their own court did not help. It was a good game for Richard Damus who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 13 rebounds (on 10-of-11 shooting from the field). Sokhumi (8-4) moved-up to fourth place, which they share with TSU Tbilisi. GSAU lost ninth consecutive game. They keep the tenth position with ten games lost. Sokhumi's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tbilisi TSU.
Another interesting game was again a derby match of two local teams from Tbilisi: TSU (#5) and GTU (#9). TSU (8-4) won against visiting GTU (3-9) 93-86. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of GTU. Worth to mention a great performance of Richard Matiashvili who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 24 points and 13 rebounds. GTU's coach let to play twelve players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. TSU moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Sokhumi. Loser GTU keeps the ninth position with nine games lost. TSU's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tbilisi to the arena Sokhumi.



GSAU Tbilisi - Sokhumi 64-84

Another interesting game was again a derby between two teams from Tbilisi: Sokhumi (#6) and GSAU (#10). GSAU was smashed at home by 20 points 64-84 and even the fact of playing on their own court did not help. The game without a history. Sokhumi led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Sokhumi outrebounded GSAU 47-31 including 16 on the offensive glass. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists comparing to just 11 passes made by GSAU's players. It was a good game for American forward Richard Damus (198-83, college: Troy) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 13 rebounds (on 10-of-11 shooting from the field). Guard Lasha Parghalava (191-87, college: Montana St. - Billin) contributed with 17 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. Four Sokhumi players scored in double figures. Guard George Khaniashvili (194-89) replied with 19 points and 5 rebounds and guard Revaz Chachanidze (183-90) added 18 points in the effort for GSAU. Sokhumi (8-4) moved-up to fourth place, which they share with TSU Tbilisi. GSAU lost ninth consecutive game. They keep the tenth position with ten games lost. Sokhumi's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tbilisi TSU.
Top scorers:
Sokhumi: R.Damus 21+13reb, E.Harris 20+2reb+7ast, L.Parghalava 17+6reb+7ast, I.Shanidze 14+5reb+1ast, C.Damus 6+5reb+1ast, I.Sordia 4+8reb+4ast
GSAU Tbilisi: G.Khaniashvili 19+5reb, R.Chachanidze 18+4reb+1ast, G.Javakhshvili 8+4reb, K.Mumladze 8+4reb, 4+2reb+5ast, R.Baakashvili 3+1reb+3ast
gschID: 114878


MIA Tbilisi - Samedicino 74-54

The most interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Tbilisi: MIA (#2) and Samedicino-Academia (#7). MIA (9-3) smashed visiting Samedicino-Academia (4-8) by 20 points 74-54. The game was mostly controlled by MIA. Samedicino-Academia managed to win third quarter 20-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Samedicino-Academia to just 6 points in fourth quarter. MIA made 21-of-27 free shots (77.8 percent) during the game, while Samedicino-Academia only scored four points from the stripe. They outrebounded Samedicino-Academia 47-36 including a 36-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of naturalized Azerbaijan forward Davit Barbakadze (203-82) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) and who added 9 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists during the contest. The best for the losing side was forward Giorgi Kharadze (200-92) with 18 points and 9 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) and center Tornike Niniashvili (205-82) scored 16 points. Samedicino-Academia's coach rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. MIA maintains second position with 9-3 record behind leader Army, which they share with Kutaisi. Samedicino-Academia at the other side keeps the seventh place with eight games lost. They share the position with Batumi. MIA's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tbilisi to the arena Dinamo Tbilisi.
Top scorers:
MIA Tbilisi: D.Barbakadze 15+10reb+2ast, T.Cotton 14+4reb+1ast, K.Tomaradze 11+6reb, G.Nikoladze 11+3reb, 9+10reb, 9+8reb+5ast
Samedicino: G.Kharadze 18+9reb+2ast, T.Niniashvili 16+4reb+2ast, M.Chochua 11+3reb+5ast, 7+4reb+1ast, G.Gulisabedashvili 2+3reb+2ast, 0+3reb+2ast
gschID: 114879


TSU Tbilisi - GTU Tbilisi 93-86

Another interesting game was again a derby match of two local teams from Tbilisi: TSU (#5) and GTU (#9). TSU (8-4) won against visiting GTU (3-9) 93-86. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of GTU. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But GTU won third quarter 26-24. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. TSU forced 23 GTU turnovers. GTU was plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of center Richard Matiashvili (209-89) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 24 points and 13 rebounds and the former international forward Mikheil Berishvili (205-87) who added 26 points and 9 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was guard Beqa Chikviladze (195-91) with a double-double by scoring 34 points (!!!), 11 rebounds and 4 assists and forward Vasili Beruashvili (198-90) scored 20 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists and 9 steals. GTU's coach let to play twelve players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. TSU moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Sokhumi. Loser GTU keeps the ninth position with nine games lost. TSU's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tbilisi to the arena Sokhumi.
Top scorers:
TSU Tbilisi: M.Berishvili 26+9reb+1ast, R.Matiashvili 24+13reb+2ast, M.Chitashvili 13+7reb+3ast, Z.Maisuradze 9+1reb, Z.Korkotadze 9+11reb+2ast, G.Gaprindashvili 8+3reb+5ast
GTU Tbilisi: B.Chikviladze 34+11reb+4ast, V.Beruashvili 20+9reb+4ast, G.Akhalkatsi 10+5reb+2ast, A.Dzidziguri 9+2reb+5ast, I.Kobidze 4+4reb, V.Tevzadze 4+2reb+1ast
gschID: 114880


Batumi - Dinamo Tbilisi 104-70

Eighth ranked Batumi (4-8) crushed at home 11th ranked Dinamo Tbilisi (1-11) by 34 points 104-70, which is the biggest margin this round on Friday night. The game without a history. Batumi led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 68 of its points in the paint compared to Dinamo Tbilisi's 36. Batumi forced 23 Dinamo Tbilisi turnovers and outrebounded them 47-33 including a 19-3 advantage in offensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was the former international forward Lasha Keshelava (200-81) who had a double-double by scoring 21 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists. Guard Duda Sanadze (196-92) chipped in 28 points and 5 rebounds. Batumi's coach Mikhail Kobeshavidze felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was forward Irakli Alkhanaidze (202-92) who recorded a double-double by scoring 18 points and 12 rebounds and guard Nikoloz Chavelashvili (200-89) added 19 points (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) respectively. Batumi moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Samedicino. Dinamo Tbilisi lost eleventh consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 11 games lost. Batumi will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Dinamo Tbilisi's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tbilisi MIA.
Top scorers:
Batumi: D.Sanadze 28+5reb+2ast, L.Keshelava 21+13reb+4ast, G.Kvelashvili 12+3reb, N.Ramishvili 12+3reb+4ast, A.Chkhatarashvili 9+4reb+2ast, I.Mikeladze 8+3reb+5ast
Dinamo Tbilisi: N.Chavelashvili 19+3reb+1ast, I.Alkhanaidze 18+12reb, I.Ivaneishvili 11+5reb+1ast, N.Guldedava 7+3reb+2ast, G.Tvauri 6+6reb, G.Pataraia 5+3reb+2ast
gschID: 114876


Energy Rustavi - Kutaisi 57-70

The game between Top Four teams took place in Rustavi. 4th ranked host Energy Invest (7-4) lost to third ranked Kutaisi (9-3) 70-57. The game was mostly controlled by Kutaisi. Energy Invest was better in third quarter 22-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Energy Invest to just 7 points in first quarter. They outrebounded Energy Invest 50-39 including 21 on the offensive glass. The winners were led by center Viktor Koguashvili (204-85) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds and guard Buba Kvimsadze (195-82) supported him with 15 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. Even 16 points and 9 rebounds by Cameroonian center Samuel Lamu (204-81) did not help to save the game for Energy Invest. Guard Malkhazi Abaishvili (183-91) added 12 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Energy Invest's coach tested ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Kutaisi moved-up to second place, which they share with MIA Tbilisi. Defending champion Energy Invest dropped to the sixth position with four games lost. Kutaisi will play against league's leader Army Sport Klub in Tbilisi in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Energy Invest will play on the road against GTU (#9) in Tbilisi and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Kutaisi: V.Koguashvili 16+11reb+3ast, B.Kvimsadze 15+10reb+4ast, M.Bolkvadze 7+9reb+1ast, R.Didia 7+2reb+1ast, R.Tukvadze 4+3reb
Energy Rustavi: S.Lamu 16+9reb, L.Khmelidze 13+6reb+2ast, M.Abaishvili 12+5reb+4ast, zedelashvili 9+3reb+2ast, J.Arabic 3+3reb+3ast, Z.Tvaradze 3+3reb
gschID: 114877




Geogian Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Beqa CHIKVILADZE
  GTU Tbilisi
  (195-G-91)
  Avg: 23.5
 1. Chikviladze, GTU T.23.5 
 2. Parghalava, Sokhu.21.4 
 3. Panchulidze, TSU T.19.6 
 4. Keshelava, Batumi18.7 
 5. Matiashvili, TSU T.17.5 
 6. Tugushi, Army17.4 
 7. Kvimsadze, Kutaisi16.9 
 8. Babiashvili, Army16.8 
 9. Maisuradze, Batumi16.1 
 10. Tsekvava, Energy R.16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Richard DAMUS
  Sokhumi
  (198-F-83)
  Avg: 11.9
 1. Damus, Sokhumi11.9 
 2. Keshelava, Batumi11.7 
 3. Matiashvili, TSU T.10.6 
 4. Imnadze, MIA T.9.6 
 5. Damus, Sokhumi9.1 
 6. Tugushi, Army9.0 
 7. Ugrekhelidze, Army8.7 
 8. Antadze, GTU T.8.6 
 9. Toudjani, Energy R.8.6 
 10. Beruashvili, GTU T.8.5 
Assists Per Game
 Giorgi GAPRINDASHVILI
  TSU Tbilisi
  (190-G-88)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Gaprindashvi., TSU T.6.3 
 2. Tugushi, Army5.5 
 3. Parghalava, Sokhu.5.0 
 4. Tetelashvili, GSAU T.5.0 
 5. Tavartkiladz., Samedi.4.8 
 6. Mikeladze, Batumi4.7 
 7. Tsivtsivadze, Energy R.4.4 
 8. Kvimsadze, Kutaisi4.4 
 9. Antadze, GTU T.4.1 
 10. Berishvili, MIA T.3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Giorgi GULISABEDASHVILI
  Samedicino
  (194-G-88)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Gulisabedash., Samedi.3.4 
 2. Beruashvili, GTU T.3.2 
 3. Tsekvava, Energy R.2.8 
 4. Antadze, GTU T.2.7 
 5. Panchulidze, TSU T.2.7 
 6. Parghalava, Sokhu.2.6 
 7. Berishvili, Kutaisi2.6 
 8. Sanadze, Energy R.2.3 
 9. Kokhreidze, TSU T.2.2 
 10. Gaprindashvi., TSU T.2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Samuel LAMU
  Energy Rustavi
  (204-C-81)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Lamu, Energy R.1.8 
 2. Bekauri, Samedicino1.5 
 3. Damus, Sokhumi1.5 
 4. Imnadze, MIA T.1.4 
 5. Damus, Sokhumi1.2 
 6. Toudjani, Energy R.1.2 
 7. Kobidze, GTU T.1.2 
 8. Beruashvili, GTU T.1.1 
 9. Boisa, Army1.1 
 10. Matiashvili, TSU T.1.1 


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  GERMANY   


1.Bundesliga Round 21: ALBA Berlin is defeated by Telekom Baskets - by Eurobasket News
There was no lack of interesting games this round. The round ended with favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The game between third ranked ALBA Berlin (14-7) and ninth ranked Telekom Baskets (11-9) was the most important one in the last round on Sunday night. ALBA Berlin was defeated by Telekom Baskets in Berlin 76-64. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of ALBA Berlin. The game was mostly controlled by Telekom Baskets. ALBA Berlin managed to win fourth quarter 20-6. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded ALBA Berlin 34-23 including 25 on the defensive glass. Americans were the main players on the court. Guard Nic Wise (178-87, college: Arizona) stepped up and scored 19 points and 5 assists for the winners and guard Jeremy Hunt (196-83, college: Memphis) chipped in 16 points. The best for the losing side was guard Immanuel McElroy (193-80, college: Cincinnati) with 15 points. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Telekom Baskets moved-up to seventh place. ALBA Berlin at the other side keeps the third position with seven games lost. Telekom Baskets are looking forward to face Mitteldeutscher BC (#15) in Weissenfels in the next round and are hoping to win another game. ALBA Berlin will play on the road against EnBW Ludwigsburg (#11) and is hoping to win this game.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Frankfurt. Second-best host Deutsche Bank Skyliners (15-6) lost to first ranked Brose Baskets (21-1) 81-63. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Deutsche Bank Skyliners. International power forward Tibor Pleiss (214-89) nailed 20 points and 9 rebounds for the winning side and Casey Jacobsen accounted for 12 points and 5 rebounds. American guard Quantez Robertson (190-84, college: Auburn) came up with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 12 rebounds for Deutsche Bank Skyliners in the defeat. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Brose Baskets have a solid series of three victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 21-1 record. Deutsche Bank Skyliners at the other side keep the second position with six games lost. Brose Baskets will play against New Yorker Phantoms (#5) in Braunschweig in the next round. Deutsche Bank Skyliners will play on the road against Eisbaeren Bremerhaven and hope to get back on the winning track.
Sixteenth-ranked LTi 46ers (6-16) gave a tough game to sixth ranked EWE Baskets (12-9) in Giessen on Saturday. The visitors from Oldenburg managed to secure only one-point victory 70-69. However their fans expected much easier game. Americans were the main players on the court also this time. The best player for the winners was Rickey Paulding who scored 15 points and 4 steals. At the other side the best for losing team was Zachery Peacock who recorded a double-double by scoring 14 points and 11 rebounds. LTi 46ers' coach Steven Key rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. EWE Baskets maintains sixth place with 12-9 record. Loser LTi 46ers keep the sixteenth position with 16 games lost. EWE Baskets will meet at home BG Goettingen (#10) in the next round. LTi 46ers will play against ratiopharm Ulm (#12) and hope to secure a win.
A very interesting game took place in Goettingen. It ended with only two-point home defeat of higher ranked BG Goettingen (10-10) to seventeenth ranked BBC Bayreuth (5-15) 76-74 on Sunday evening. It was quite big embarassment for the home team. The game was dominated by American players. It was a good game for Drew Neitzel who led his team to a victory with 15 points and 7 assists. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. Newly promoted BBC Bayreuth maintains seventeenth place with 5-15 record. BG Goettingen at the other side keeps the tenth position with ten games lost. BBC Bayreuth's next round opponent will be higher ranked Walter Tigers (#13) in Tuebingen and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Fifteenth-ranked Mitteldeutscher BC (6-15) gave a tough game to tenth ranked TBB Trier (11-10) in Weissenfels on Saturday. The visitors from Trier managed to secure only two-point victory 73-71. However their fans expected much easier game. Dru Joyce stepped up and scored 16 points and 5 assists for the winners. TBB Trier moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Bremerhaven. Loser Mitteldeutscher BC keeps the fifteenth position with 15 games lost. TBB Trier will face Phoenix Hagen (#14) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Mitteldeutscher BC will play against Telekom Baskets in Bonn.

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 21: EnBW L'burg lost to Walter Tigers on the opponent's court 80-95. Art.Dragons managed to outperform ratiopharm in a home game 91-87. Bremerhaven recorded a loss to Phoenix Hagen on the road 91-86.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 18 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists by Roderick Trice of ratiopharm.



ALBA - Telekom Baskets 64-76

The game between third ranked ALBA Berlin (14-7) and ninth ranked Telekom Baskets (11-9) was the most important one in the last round on Sunday night. ALBA Berlin was defeated by Telekom Baskets in Berlin 76-64. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of ALBA Berlin. The game was mostly controlled by Telekom Baskets. ALBA Berlin managed to win fourth quarter 20-6. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded ALBA Berlin 34-23 including 25 on the defensive glass. Americans were the main players on the court. Guard Nic Wise (178-87, college: Arizona) stepped up and scored 19 points and 5 assists for the winners and guard Jeremy Hunt (196-83, college: Memphis) chipped in 16 points. Four Telekom Baskets players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was guard Immanuel McElroy (193-80, college: Cincinnati) with 15 points and forward Derrick Allen (203-80, college: Mississippi, agency: Pro One Sports) scored 15 points and 5 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Telekom Baskets moved-up to seventh place. ALBA Berlin at the other side keeps the third position with seven games lost. Telekom Baskets are looking forward to face Mitteldeutscher BC (#15) in Weissenfels in the next round and are hoping to win another game. ALBA Berlin will play on the road against EnBW Ludwigsburg (#11) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
ALBA: I.McElroy 15+3reb+3ast, D.Allen 15+5reb+1ast, M.Marinovic 14+2reb+3ast, J.Jenkins 5+4reb+5ast, T.Dragicevic 4+3reb+1ast, P.Femerling 4+5reb
Telekom Baskets: N.Wise 19+1reb+5ast, J.Hunt 16+3reb+3ast, T.Ohlbrecht 14+5reb, P.Flomo 10+2reb+1ast, J.Jaacks 4+6reb+1ast, M.Tyndale 4+2reb+3ast
gschID: 93062


Goettingen - Bayreuth 74-76

A very interesting game took place in Goettingen. It ended with only two-point home defeat of higher ranked BG Goettingen (10-10) to seventeenth ranked BBC Bayreuth (5-15) 76-74 on Sunday evening. It was quite big embarassment for the home team. It looked good early as BG Goettingen took an 8-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then BBC Bayreuth took control and eventually winning the game that evening by 2 points. They shot the lights out from three nailing 12 long-distance shots on high 63.2 percentage. BBC Bayreuth players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. 24 personal fouls committed by BG Goettingen helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The game was dominated by American players. It was a good game for guard Drew Neitzel (183-85, college: Michigan St., agency: Priority Sports) who led his team to a victory with 15 points and 7 assists. Forward Pete Campbell (201-84, college: Butler, agency: Warren Sports International) contributed with 18 points for the winners. Guard Louis Dale (180-88, college: Cornell) answered with 19 points and power forward Jason Boone (198-85, college: New York U.) added 11 points and 12 rebounds in the effort for BG Goettingen. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. Newly promoted BBC Bayreuth maintains seventeenth place with 5-15 record. BG Goettingen at the other side keeps the tenth position with ten games lost. BBC Bayreuth's next round opponent will be higher ranked Walter Tigers (#13) in Tuebingen and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Goettingen: L.Dale 19+4reb+3ast, J.Boone 11+12reb+3ast, R.Kulawick 11, A.Jordan 8+5reb+2ast, T.Meacham 7+2reb+2ast, J.Little 7+3reb+2ast
Bayreuth: P.Campbell 18+4reb, D.Neitzel 15+4reb+7ast, D.Gibson 11+2reb+6ast, M.Ginyard 8+5reb+2ast, Ibekwe 8+5reb+2ast, J.Harris 5+4reb
gschID: 93063


Walter Tigers - EnBW L'burg 95-80

There was a minor upset in Tuebingen where 11th ranked EnBW Ludwigsburg (10-11) was defeated by thirteenth ranked Walter Tigers (9-12) 95-80 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Walter Tigers. EnBW Ludwigsburg was better in fourth quarter 32-29. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a great shooting night for Walter Tigers especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.6 percentage. Serbian guard Branislav Ratkovica (193-85, agency: Beo Basket) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 13 assists for the winners and American forward Dane Watts (203-86, agency: Pro One Sports) chipped in 17 points and 8 rebounds. The best for the losing side was American guard Alex Harris (196-86, agency: Interperformances) with 22 points (perfect behind the arc making all five shots) and Lithuanian forward Donatas Zavackas (203-80, college: Pittsburgh) scored 11 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. EnBW Ludwigsburg's coach let to play ten players saving starting five for next games. Walter Tigers moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with ratiopharm. Loser EnBW Ludwigsburg keeps the eleventh position with 11 games lost. Walter Tigers will face BBC Bayreuth (#17) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game.
Top scorers:
EnBW L'burg: A.Harris 22+2reb+2ast, J.Lischka 14+4reb+1ast, J.Green 12+4ast, D.Zavackas 11+5reb+4ast, S.Vene 9+3reb+1ast, J.Bowler 5+3reb
Walter Tigers: C.Oliver 22+1reb, D.Watts 17+8reb+1ast, A.Kashirov 14+5reb+1ast, J.Herber 13, B.Ratkovica 13+4reb+13ast, R.Markovic 8+3reb
gschID: 93058


LTi 46ers - EWE Baskets 69-70

Sixteenth-ranked LTi 46ers (6-16) gave a tough game to sixth ranked EWE Baskets (12-9) in Giessen on Saturday. The visitors from Oldenburg managed to secure only one-point victory 70-69. However their fans expected much easier game. LTi 46ers were tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. EWE Baskets forced 19 LTi 46ers turnovers. Americans were the main players on the court also this time. The best player for the winners was guard Rickey Paulding (196-82, college: Missouri, agency: Pro One Sports) who scored 15 points and 4 steals. Guard Louis Campbell (190-79, college: Buffalo, agency: Pro One Sports) chipped in 18 points (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). At the other side the best for losing team was forward Zachery Peacock (203-87, college: Georgia Tech, agency: Pro One Sports) who recorded a double-double by scoring 14 points and 11 rebounds and swingman Maurice Jeffers (194-79, college: St.Louis) added 12 points and 6 rebounds respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. LTi 46ers' coach Steven Key rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. EWE Baskets maintains sixth place with 12-9 record. Loser LTi 46ers keep the sixteenth position with 16 games lost. EWE Baskets will meet at home BG Goettingen (#10) in the next round. LTi 46ers will play against ratiopharm Ulm (#12) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
LTi 46ers: E.Ovcina 14+4reb+1ast, Z.Peacock 14+11reb+2ast, A.Smith 14+4reb, M.Jeffers 12+6reb+1ast, M.Jordan 8+3reb+4ast, C.Griffin 3+1reb
EWE Baskets: L.Campbell 18+1reb+1ast, R.Paulding 15+3reb+2ast, M.Lukauskis 14+4reb+1ast, L.Bogdanovic 10+4reb, O.Stevic 8+7reb+1ast, E.Gill 3+1reb+1ast
gschID: 93059


Art.Dragons - ratiopharm 91-87

Very predictable result in Quakenbrueck where fifth ranked Artland Dragons (13-7) defeated 12th ranked ratiopharm Ulm (9-12) 91-87 on Saturday. However just four-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But ratiopharm Ulm won fourth quarter 24-22. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American guard Tyrese Rice (185-87, college: Boston Coll., agency: Priority Sports) stepped up and scored 20 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists for the winners and his fellow American import center Darren Fenn (208-80, college: Canisius, agency: Limelight Hoops) chipped in 24 points and 8 rebounds. The best for the losing side was American forward Roderick Trice (191-84, college: S.Carolina, agency: Lanshire Group) with a double-double by scoring 18 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists and international forward Robin Benzing (208-89) scored 18 points and 7 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. ratiopharm Ulm's coach let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Artland Dragons moved-up to fourth place. Loser ratiopharm Ulm keeps the twelfth position with 12 games lost. Artland Dragons will face bottom-ranked Gloria Giants (#18) in Duesseldorf in the next round which should be an easy win for them. ratiopharm Ulm will play at home against LTi 46ers (#16) in Giessen.
Top scorers:
ratiopharm: R.Trice 18+10reb+5ast, R.Benzing 18+7reb, P.Guenther 14+1reb+2ast, C.Collins 11+5reb+3ast, S.Betz 7, J.Bryant 6+5reb+1ast
Art.Dragons: D.Fenn 24+8reb+1ast, T.Rice 20+5reb+9ast, N.Peavy 17+3reb+3ast, A.Hess 11+6reb, J.Strasser 7+1reb+4ast, R.Boumtje 6+2reb
gschID: 93060


Phoenix Hagen - Bremerhaven 91-86

There was an upset when higher ranked Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (11-10) was defeated on the road by fourteenth ranked Phoenix Hagen (9-13) 91-86 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 4-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 91-86. Phoenix Hagen made 19-of-25 free shots (76.0 percent) during the game. They shot the lights out from three sinking 14 long-distance shots on high 53.8 percentage. Phoenix Hagen looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. The game was also dominated by American players. Guard David Bell (186-81, college: Montana, agency: Impact Basketball) stepped up and scored 24 points and 6 assists for the winners and guard Mark Dorris (188-85, college: Marshall) chipped in 15 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists. Four Phoenix Hagen players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was forward Craig Callahan (203-81, college: NC-Wilmington) with 29 points and 8 rebounds and swingman John Allen (194-82, college: Seton Hall, agency: Court Side) scored 15 points and 6 rebounds. Phoenix Hagen maintains fourteenth place with 9-13 record. Loser Eisbaeren Bremerhaven dropped to the eighth position with ten games lost. Phoenix Hagen will face higher ranked TBB Trier (#9) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Bremerhaven: C.Callahan 29+8reb, J.Allen 15+6reb+1ast, D.Copeland 10+1reb+2ast, A.Drevo 8+3reb+4ast, J.Lipke 7+1reb, P.Schwethelm 6+4reb
Phoenix Hagen: D.Bell 24+2reb+6ast, Z.Jonusas 20+6reb+1ast, M.Dorris 15+6reb+9ast, M.Terwilliger 15+4reb, B.Kruel 8+3reb+1ast, J.Burtschi 6+6reb+5ast
gschID: 93061


Dt.Bank SKY - Brose Baskets 63-81

The game between Top Four teams took place in Frankfurt. Second-best host Deutsche Bank Skyliners (15-6) lost to first ranked Brose Baskets (21-1) 81-63. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Deutsche Bank Skyliners. The game was mostly controlled by Brose Baskets. Deutsche Bank Skyliners was better in fourth quarter 16-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Brose Baskets made 20-of-25 charity shots (80.0 percent) during the game. Deutsche Bank Skyliners were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. International power forward Tibor Pleiss (214-89) nailed 20 points and 9 rebounds for the winning side and American swingman Casey Jacobsen (198-81, college: Stanford) accounted for 12 points and 5 rebounds. Four Brose Baskets players scored in double figures. American guard Quantez Robertson (190-84, college: Auburn) came up with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 12 rebounds and the former international guard Pascal Roller (180-76) added 17 points respectively for Deutsche Bank Skyliners in the defeat. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Brose Baskets have a solid series of three victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 21-1 record. Deutsche Bank Skyliners at the other side keep the second position with six games lost. Brose Baskets will play against New Yorker Phantoms (#5) in Braunschweig in the next round. Deutsche Bank Skyliners will play on the road against Eisbaeren Bremerhaven and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Dt.Bank SKY: P.Roller 17+2ast, D.Wood 12+1reb+3ast, Q.Robertson 10+12reb+1ast, K.Muurinen 8+7reb, J.McKinney 7+1reb, M.Nolte 6+3reb
Brose Baskets: T.Pleiss 20+9reb, B.Roberts 13+1reb+2ast, C.Jacobsen 12+5reb+3ast, P.Suput 12+4reb+2ast, K.Hines 8+4reb, R.Terry 6+5reb
gschID: 93056


MBC - TBB Trier 71-73

Fifteenth-ranked Mitteldeutscher BC (6-15) gave a tough game to tenth ranked TBB Trier (11-10) in Weissenfels on Saturday. The visitors from Trier managed to secure only two-point victory 73-71. However their fans expected much easier game. The guests trailed by 5 points at the halftime before their 19-10 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. American guard Dru Joyce (183-85, college: Akron) stepped up and scored 16 points and 5 assists for the winners and the former international forward Philip Zwiener (198-85, agency: Court Side) chipped in 16 points. The best for the losing side was Serbian center Rastko Dramicanin (207-86, agency: BeoExcell) with 19 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) and American guard Richard Shields (193-82, college: Rutgers) scored 16 points. Four Mitteldeutscher BC players scored in double figures. TBB Trier moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Bremerhaven. Loser Mitteldeutscher BC keeps the fifteenth position with 15 games lost. TBB Trier will face Phoenix Hagen (#14) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Mitteldeutscher BC will play against Telekom Baskets in Bonn.
Top scorers:
MBC: R.Dramicanin 19+1reb+1ast, R.Shields 16+3ast, J.Gilbert 12+1reb, W.Bernard 10+5reb+1ast, R.Ross 8+8reb+1ast, V.Radinovic 4+3reb
TBB Trier: P.Zwiener 16+1reb+1ast, D.Joyce 16+5ast, B.Stewart 10+2reb, G.Evans 9+8reb+1ast, M.Zirbes 8+2reb+1ast, J.Bynum 7+6reb+1ast
gschID: 93057




The Brose Baskets Bamberg Cut The Head Off The Horse Of The Deutsche Bank Skyliners 81-63 - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
The waiting, waiting, waiting and waiting for the big showdown between the Deutsche Bank Skyliners and the Brose Baskets Bamberg to meet had finally come to an end as the last days in Frankfurt had seemed as long as it currently is for fans waiting to see where NBA superstar Carmelo Anthony will practice his scoring soon, when new drama will hit Tila Tequila, the former star of A shot of love concerning a new scandal tape or when Gloria Giants coach Murat Didin will finally come through with his warnings of bringing in some new players for the stretch run as he has had many players in for tryouts and had them sweating more on the court than straining their fingers for a signature on the dotted line. Not only were the fans eagerly awaiting a battle, but so were the players. 'I was really excited to play this game. The first against the second team and this has become a big rivalry with both teams playing each other 10 times in the last two seasons and all the players knowing each other fairly well on both teams', stressed Bamberg forward Kyle Hines (198-F/C-86). 'We approached the game as a normal game, but inside I was pretty excited. They are a good team that is well coached and I had fun playing', stressed Bamberg guard John Goldsberry (191-G-82, agency: Pro One Sports, college: NC-Wilmington). Kimmo Muurinen (202-F-81, college: UALR) showed his iceman qualities with little emotion for the magnitude of the game. 'I dont extra excited about one certain game. It is a routine with the same preparation, but it was great playing in front of a full gym', commented Skyliner forward Kimmo Muurinen (202-F-81, college: UALR).

The Deutsche Bank Skyliners knew that the game would not be a cake walk and the team and fans probably had the incredible unforgettable Chris Moss (204-F-80, college: W.Virginia) buzzer beater in the back of their minds and were prepared for a repeat Mucauly Culkan Kodak moment mouth wide open in shock look from the movie Home Alone against The Brose Baskets Bamberg, but instead had a sad and disappointed Culkin type of look he may have had if he had been stumped by actor Joe Peshi instead of making a fool out of the actor as he did so often in the Home Alone movies. The Brose Baskets Bamberg came out on fire and played very solid for 40 minutes giving Frakfurt their first home loss of the season 81-63. 'We started off well and moved the ball very well and got open shots and hit most of them. We have so many guys that can hit 20 points each night except of me off course', joked Bamberg guard John Goldsberry (191-G-82, agency: Pro One Sports, college: NC-Wilmington). The Deutsche Bank Skyliners had massive problems with the solid Bamberg offense and could not come to terms with the Bamberg pressure on defense. 'We started off very bad. I let Suput score like 8 points off the bat. We werent tough enough in the first half. We never got to the level that we needed to reach to win', added Kimmo Muurinen (202-F-81, college: UALR). Bamberg simply displayed a kind of basketball that only they know how to play and be successful in the BEKO BBL. 'I have to give a lot of credit to Bamberg. They controlled the tempo on offense and defense. They hurt us under the basket and just beat us down pretty good and that is the reason why they have only one loss this season', added current top scorer in the BEKO BBL DaShaun Wood (185-G-85, college: Wright St.).

When forming successful and possible dynasty teams, a club needs to have a type of builder that can find the right players that will fit together the best. After much disappointment in the 90s, Boston sports teams had a type of revival in the Millennium winning 6 titles as the New England Patriots hoisted 3 Super Bowls, The Boston Redsox 2 World Series and the Boston Celtics one NBA title. A big part to the success of these teams were guys behind the scenes with Danny Ainge of the Boston Celtics (well if baseball doesnt work lets try basketball) who won 2 NBA titles with Larry Bird in the 80s, Bill Bellichick of the New England Patriots who is considered one of the best NFL coaches of all time and Theo Epstein of the Boston Redsox (Mr RISK, but in the end he made another steal of a player). The man who fills this role in Bamberg is manager Wolfgang Heyder who has been a big part of finding the right mix of players for 3 BEKO BBL titles. He is known to standing and watching the Bamberg-Frankfurt games in both places in the runway of the arena and is always very focused during a game the same way a cat is just before finding prey with a mouth and has that relaxed aura about him the same way Franz Beckenbauer had in 1990 as coach of the German national team after they had won the World Cup in Rome, Italy against Argentina. It is always nice when a German Basketball mind knows something remotely about Americas past time Baseball. 'I have heard of Theo Epstein. One cant forget that he has so much more money to work with in signing players. It is always important taking a lot of time when finding players', stated Wolfgang Heyder . Heyder is pleased how the first half went and his formula for keeping most of the players and finding Hines and Terry worked out perfectly. 'It would be fatal to say that I am not happy with the first half. The team found together fast and have played well together, but they can still get better. We felt it was important to keep the team together, but there is always a risk if the team will be as motivated to come back and win the next season. We had a good feeling with the characters of the players and so far it has paid off. Hines and Terry have fit in well. We watched Hines for two years so we knew what we were getting. We talked to many of his old coaches and watched him in Las Vegas again and we knew 100% what we were getting. It was pretty much the same with Terry. Also we have 5 young German players that always give 100% in practice and give good competition. Maurice Stuckey (187-G-90, agency: Pro One Sports) will be a German national player down the road', warned Wolfgang Heyder . Heyder agreed with coach Chris Fleming (agency: Pro One Sports ) that Hines has been one of most improved Bamberg players this season. 'Hines has improved the most and that shows in the stats. He helps in so many places. Tibor Pleiss (214-F/C-89) also has improved. He had a slow start due to the summer stress of the German national team and the NBA draft', added Wolfgang Heyder . Heyder also had thoughts to Dirk Nowitzki playing In Bamberg and if Wood could fit into the current Fleming system. 'Dirk doesnt need the money and wants to be near home. My contacts have told me that a lockout will probably happen. I am not sure if Wood would fit into our system now. We have guards who dont really need to score. Wood has a high quality and would help any team', warned Wolfgang Heyder .

5,002 fans were in the Ballsporthalle as the jump ball was released and The Deutsche Bank Skyliners knew that getting off to a slow start against The Brose Baskets Bamberg would not be beneficial, but the gang of Gordon Herbert got off on the wrong foot as Bamberg jumped out on to an 8-0 lead. Tibor Pleiss started with a difficult fade away jumper over Chris Moss (204-F-80, college: W.Virginia) and Predrag Suput (200-F-77, agency: Beo Basket) destroyed Frankfurt from down town with consecutive jumpers. Bamberg found their rhythm righta way, while Bamberg quickly displayed their aggressive pressure defense not allowing the team find any kind of harmony. Frankfurt tried to go inside early and had some success as Quantez Robertson and DaShaun Wood scored to cut the Bamberg lead to 10-4, but Bamberg then went on a 12-0 run to extend their big lead to 22-4. Suput continued to hurt Frankfurt now scoring twice inside. Bamberg continued to confuse Frankfurt with their head turning ball movement and good mix of penetration and shots or last second no look passes. Anton Gavel (189-G-84, agency: Pro One Sports) continues to bewilder you with his fast line drive shots that find a way into the hoop and Kyle Hines (198-F/C-86) made a running hook shot. 'They have so many plays and it seems like 15-20 new plays come for each new game. Bamberg has great and smart players that just know what to do. It is simply difficult to defend that', stressed DaShaun Wood. Frankfurt started to find the hoop a bit better in the last few minutes as captain Pascal Roller (180-G-76) nailed two three pointers and Kimmo Muurinen (202-F-81, college: UALR) made a mid distance jumper. The Brose Baskets Bamberg were leading 29-13 after one quarter. 'We had good ball movement, hit our shots and played good aggressive defense', stated Bamberg manager Wolfgang Heyder . 'Bamberg got off to a quick start hitting their shots. It was tough for us to come back. They play to perfection and never get of of their plays and just know how to knock down open shots', commented Quantez Robertson (190-G-84, college: Auburn) The Brose Baskets Bamberg were shooting 69% from the field and 100% from outside while The Deutsche bank Skyliners were shooting 42% from the field and 50% from outside. Bamberg had the huge 10-3 rebounding edge and only two turnovers while Frankfurt had five turnovers.

In the second quarter, The Brose Baskets Bamberg continued to hold a huge lead as The Deutsche Bank Skyliners were able to cut the Bamberg lead to 12 points, but not get any closer. Bamberg continued to play their smart inside out game as German Kartsen Tadda hit a three pointer and Predrag Suput (200-F-77, agency: Beo Basket) made a mini hook shot over Chris Moss (204-F-80, college: W.Virginia). Jimmy McKinney (192-G-83, agency: Strategic Sports, college: Missouri) found his stroke dropping a three pointer, but Brian Roberts (188-G-85) hit a shot while falling to his right, but Bamberg still led comfortably 36-18. Frankfurt would make little spurts on offense with a 7-2 run to cut the Bambegr lead to 38-25, but had already dug such a big hole that finding a light at the end of the tunnel was difficult. Then it was time for a Tibor Pleiss 4-0 run and then a DaShaun Wood 5-0 run as Frankfurt trailed only 42-30. Pleiss made a nice left handed hook and then a lay up getting a nice head fake shot pass from Casey Jacobsen (198-G/F-81, college: Stanford). It seemed like Frankfurt might have found a bigger shovel in their retreat out of their dark and dank hole, but quickly lost it as Bamberg closed out the second quarter with a 7-2 run to lead 49-32 at halftime. Jacobsen started the run with a three pointer, which was followed with by a Hines lay in on the transition and a Reyshawn Terry Fade away jumper. Wood brought a little smile to fans as he made a buzzer beater off balance jumper at the break. 'We had to watch out because Frankfurt is always dangerous on transition. We missed more shots, but the run at the end was important for us. It is always good to go into halftime with a good ending', stated Wolfgang Heyder . The Brose Baskets Bamberg were shooting 58% from the field and 71% from the three point line while The Deutsche Bank Skyliners were shooting 40% from the field and 40% from the three point line. Bamberg still had the massive 20-11 rebound edge. Frankfurt had 10 turnovers while Bamberg had only 6 turnovers.

The Deutsche Bank Skyliners continued to face an up hill battle in their comeback attempt and had many chances in the first minutes, but were unable to capitalize from the Bamberg misses and turnovers. Frankfurt started off on a 3-0 run with a Wood free throw and a Chris moss lay in as Bamberg led only 49-35. However Bamberg then went on a 10-0 run to lead 59-35 aided by many Tibor Pleiss free throws. Frankfurt continued to scrap and get back to under 20 points as Skyliner captain Pascal Roller (180-G-76) nailed a three pointer and Marius Nolte (206-C-81, agency: Limelight Hoops) made a lay in as Frankfurt trailed only 64-46. One thing that seems to get overlooked at times is how well of a passing team Bamberg is. Kyle Hines (198-F/C-86) scored twice and both times was fed the basketball over a silver platter. Hines dunked getting a no look pass from Roberts and then being found by Jacobsen as he penetrated making a quick pass ove rthe shoulder of Marius Nolte (206-C-81, agency: Limelight Hoops). Roberts then made a three pointer as Dominik Bahiense de Mello (190-G-85, agency: Pro One Sports) was practically in his face. Bamberg led 68-47 after three quarters. 'We wanted to come out stronger in the third quarter on defense, but continued to get easy baskets and get to the free throw line which continued to make difficult for us to get back into the game', stressed Quantez Robertson The Brose Baskets Bamberg were shooting 49% from the field and 38% from the parking lot while The Deutsche Bank Skyliners were shooting38% from the field and 36% from the parking lot. Bamberg was winning the rebound duel 29-21 and had only 9 turnovers while Frankfurt had 15 turnovers.

If there was going to be any come back by The Deutsche Bank Skyliners then it would have to happen in the fourth quarter. Frankfurt still had some energy left starting with a 9-3 run to cut the Bamberg lead to 73-56, but time was running out on the club having a unbeaten record continue to in their Ballsporthalle living room. Robertson scored inside with a hard penetration drive which was followed by a Muurinen lay in getting a no look pass from Roller and Mckinney made a jumper. With three minutes to play, it was Casey Jacobsen (198-G/F-81, college: Stanford) who seemed to break the back of Frankfurt with a three pointer which quickly was answered by a Muurinen three pointer from the top of the key, but Bamberg still led 76-59 as the two minute mark was approaching. Bamberg then extended their lead to 79-59 with a Pleiss mid distance jumper. Bamberg coach Chris Fleming (agency: Pro One Sports ) now inserted 4 young Germans with Tadda, Stueckey, Neumann and Land. Super Tez made the last two Skyliner baskets inside as Frankfurt left the court with an unwanted, but a deserved 81-63 loss to Bamberg once again as they have only left the Ballsporthalle floor as winners twice in the last 6 years. 'A key for the win today was the rebounding. Frankfurt is one of the top offensive rebounding teams. Our guards did a good job scratching out rebounds and we boxed out well. We play better as a team when we rebound well and can run', stated Kyle Hines (198-F/C-86). 'They did a good job cutting the head of the horse. That is usually a good way to win and they took me out of my rhythm and I couldnt adjust', stated DaShaun Wood.

The Brose Baskets Bamberg were led by Tibor Pleiss with 20 points and nine rebounds. Brian Roberts (188-G-85) connected with 13 points. Casey Jacobsen (198-G/F-81, college: Stanford) and Predrag Suput (200-F-77, agency: Beo Basket) chipped in with 12 points a piece. The Deutsche Bank Skyliners were led by captain Pascal Roller (180-G-76) with 17 points. DaShaun Wood contributed 12 points and Quantez Robertson produced 10 points and 12 rebounds. The Deutsche Bank Skyliners shot under 40% from the field and outside and were outrebounded 39-32. It isnt a secret anymore that the Frankfurt game relies on the game of DaShaun Wood. Bamberg did a great job not letting him do what he likes doing best. 'The biggest key to the win was slowing him down. We put 3-4 guard on him giving him different looks and limiting easy baskets. We wanted to make it hard for him to get the ball back when he got rid of it', stated Kyle Hines (198-F/C-86). The Bamberg defense did a superb job not letting Frankfurt execute their offense. 'Bamberg executes their offense really well mainly because they do the simple things well. We havent done such a good job executing our offense, because we arent doing the simple things. If we can execute better, we will get more confidence which will add to better defense and a snow ball effect will come where we play better', warned Kimmo Muurinen (202-F-81, college: UALR). For Frankfurt to totally be able to compete against a Bamberg, they need to be totally healthy. 'It is tough to beat a Bamberg without two starters. We still need to find our identity and can do that when we are totally healthy', warned DaShaun Wood. Before Frankfurt can look ahead to Bremerhaven, they play a mid week cup game for a ticket to the Top 4 in Bamberg. 'We need to play very good defense against Bonn limiting them to one shot and getting extra possessions on offense', warned Quantez Robertson 'Frankfurt is missing some big men and Bonn is very athletic while Frankfurt is a good defensive game. If Frankfurt defends well and make their shots then they will have good chances to win', warned Bamberg guard John Goldsberry (191-G-82, agency: Pro One Sports, college: NC-Wilmington). But before Frankfurt plays another game, all eyes in the world will be set on Dallas Sunday for Superbowl XLV in Dallas between the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers. DaShaun Wood knows who will win since Green Bay has their own DaShaun Wood type of player. 'The Packers will win. They are a very good offensive team and Aaron Rodgers is hard to stop and in the zone at the moment. He is like me in that we both run the teams', laughed DaShaun Wood. The Deutsche Bank Skyliners host The Telekom Baskets Bonn in a cup game February 9that 19:30.



Standings - 1. Bundesliga
1.Bundesliga Standings
 1. Brose Baskets 21-1 
 2. Dt.Bank SKY 15-6 
 3. ALBA 14-7 
 4. Art.Dragons 13-7 
 5. NY Phantoms 13-8 
 6. EWE Baskets 12-9 
 7. Telekom Baskets 11-9 
 8. Bremerhaven 11-10 
 9. TBB Trier 11-10 
 10. Goettingen 10-10 
 11. EnBW L'burg 10-11 
 12. ratiopharm 9-12 
 13. Walter Tigers 9-12 
 14. Phoenix Hagen 9-13 
 15. MBC 6-15 
 16. LTi 46ers 6-16 
 17. Bayreuth 5-15 
 18. Duesseldorf 3-17 


Standings - ProA
ProA Standings
 1. B.Muenchen 18-1 
 2. Wuerzburg 15-4 
 3. Chemnitz 13-6 
 4. Osnabrueck 12-6 
 5. Braves 11-7 
 6. Kirchheim 11-8 
 7. Crailsheim 11-8 
 8. Karlsruhe 10-9 
 9. Heidelberg 8-10 
 10. Webmoebel 8-10 
 11. Hannover 7-12 
 12. Jena 6-13 
 13. Dragons 6-13 
 14. ETB Wohnbau 5-14 
 15. Freiburg 5-14 
 16. Cuxhaven 4-15 


Standings - Pro B
ProB Standings
Group North
 1. Schwelm 15-4 
 2. Vechta 14-5 
 3. Stahnsdorf 13-6 
 4. Herten 13-6 
 5. Leipzig 10-9 
 6. Wulfen 9-10 
 7. ALBA Berlin II 8-10 
 8. SU Medien 8-11 
 9. Rist-Wedel 7-12 
 10. Bayer Giants 7-12 
 11. Wolfenbuettel 5-14 
 12. Bernau 4-14 
Group South
 1. Ehingen 18-1 
 2. NBC 14-5 
 3. Leitershofen 14-5 
 4. Licher Baeren 14-5 
 5. Langen 12-7 
 6. BG Illertal 9-10 
 7. TSV Troester 9-10 
 8. Gotha 6-13 
 9. Giessen 5-14 
 10. Dt.Bank SKY II 5-14 
 11. Schwenningen 5-14 
 12. Konstanz 3-16 


Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga
Points Per Game
 DaShaun WOOD
  Dt.Bank SKY
  (185-G-85)
  Avg: 17.4
 1. Wood, Dt.17.4 
 2. Martin, Bremerha.15.8 
 3. Bell, Phoenix Hagen15.7 
 4. Rice, Art.Dragons15.6 
 5. Allen, ALBA15.6 
 6. Benzing, ratio.15.5 
 7. Peacock, LTi 46ers15.5 
 8. Harris, EnBW L.15.2 
 9. Callahan, Bremerha.14.9 
 10. Hunt, Telekom .14.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 John BRYANT
  ratiopharm
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 10.9
 1. Bryant, ratiopharm10.9 
 2. Ensminger, Teleko.8.0 
 3. Watts, Walter T.7.8 
 4. Reiner, Bayreuth7.6 
 5. Stevic, EWE B.7.3 
 6. Martin, Bremerha.7.0 
 7. Ovcina, LTi 46ers7.0 
 8. Evtimov, MBC7.0 
 9. Peacock, LTi 46ers6.8 
 10. Pleiss, Brose B.6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Branislav RATKOVICA
  Walter Tigers
  (193-G-85)
  Avg: 8
 1. Ratkovica, Walter T.8.0 
 2. Wood, Dt.5.5 
 3. Rice, Art.Dragons4.8 
 4. Joyce, TBB Trier4.8 
 5. Copeland, Bremerha.4.3 
 6. Jordan, MBC4.3 
 7. Green, EnBW L.4.3 
 8. Gamqrelidze, LTi 4.1 
 9. Goldsberry, Brose B.4.1 
 10. Hamilton, NY Phant.4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin HAMILTON
  NY Phantoms
  (193-G-84)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Hamilton, NY Phant.2.1 
 2. Burtschi, Phoenix .1.8 
 3. Martin, Bremerha.1.8 
 4. Bailey, Art.Dragons1.6 
 5. Wise, Telekom .1.5 
 6. Campbell, Teleko.1.4 
 7. Pryor, Phoenix .1.4 
 8. Wood, Dt.1.4 
 9. Watts, Walter T.1.3 
 10. Oliver, Walter Tigers1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Ekene IBEKWE
  Ironi Ashkelon
  (206-F-85)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Ibekwe, Art.Drag.2.4 
 2. Pleiss, Brose B.1.9 
 3. Buechert, Phoenix .1.6 
 4. Bryant, ratiopharm1.4 
 5. Goree, NY Phantoms1.2 
 6. Scott, Goettingen1.2 
 7. Brempong, Duesseld.1.2 
 8. Boumtje, Art.Drag.1.1 
 9. Hines, Brose B.1.0 
 10. Baynes, EWE B.0.9 


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Stats Leaders - A1
Points Per Game
 Steven SMITH
  Panellinios
  (203-F-83)
  Avg: 18.9
 1. Smith, Panellinios18.9 
 2. Marshall, PAOK16.6 
 3. Palacio, Kavala16.2 
 4. Baxter, Ilysiakos16.1 
 5. Kiritsis, Ilysiakos14.9 
 6. Thompson, Ikaros14.6 
 7. Grundy, AEK14.5 
 8. Kalathis, VAP K.14.3 
 9. McAlarney, Ikaros13.9 
 10. Tapoutos, Aris13.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Cedric SIMMONS
  Kavala
  (206-F/C-86)
  Avg: 10.1
 1. Simmons, Kavala10.1 
 2. Smith, Panellinios9.8 
 3. Thompson, Ikaros9.1 
 4. Kalathis, VAP K.8.9 
 5. Looby, Peristeri GS7.8 
 6. Papadopoulos, PAOK7.5 
 7. Tucker, Aris7.5 
 8. Bagaric, Marousi7.4 
 9. Elonu, Panionios6.6 
 10. Bourousis, Olympiakos6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Vassilis SPANOULIS
  Olympiakos
  (193-G-82)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Spanoulis, Olympiakos6.1 
 2. Jordan, VAP K.5.5 
 3. Thompson, Ilysi.5.0 
 4. Teodosic, Olympiakos4.8 
 5. Everett, Iraklis4.4 
 6. Diamantidis, Panath.4.4 
 7. Karydas, Ilysiakos3.9 
 8. Palacio, Kavala3.9 
 9. Xanthopoulos, Panell.3.8 
 10. Brown, Aris3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Terrell EVERETT
  Cibona
  (193-G-84)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Everett, Iraklis2.4 
 2. Marshall, PAOK2.0 
 3. Baxter, Ilysiakos2.0 
 4. Grundy, AEK1.9 
 5. Xanthopoulos, Panell.1.9 
 6. Papaloukas, Olymp.1.8 
 7. Kojadinovic, Marousi1.7 
 8. Diamantidis, Panath.1.6 
 9. Jamon Lukas, Olymp.1.6 
 10. Karydas, Ilysiakos1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Dalibor BAGARIC
  Marousi
  (217-C-80)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Bagaric, Marousi2.4 
 2. Simmons, Kavala2.1 
 3. Elonu, Panionios1.7 
 4. Thompson, Ikaros1.4 
 5. Dunston, Aris0.9 
 6. Nesterovic, Olymp.0.8 
 7. Harissis, VAP K.0.8 
 8. Looby, Peristeri GS0.7 
 9. Mavrokefalid., Olympi.0.6 
 10. Vougioukas, Panath.0.6 


Stats Leaders - A2
Points Per Game
 Giannis KAKIOUZIS
  Lavrio
  (205-F-78)
  Avg: 17.7
 1. Kakiouzis, Lavrio17.7 
 2. Gizogiannis, AEK/A.17.6 
 3. Michalos, Pagrati17.1 
 4. Kaklamanos, Panele.16.9 
 5. Argyropoylos, Apollo.16.8 
 6. Vardavas, Amynta.16.7 
 7. Totsios, Ikaroi S.16.3 
 8. Vasilopoulos, Pagrati16.1 
 9. Koupidis, Near East15.8 
 10. Psileas, Lavrio15.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Fragiskos AMATO
  Near East
  (205-F/C-78)
  Avg: 8.8
 1. Amato, Near East8.8 
 2. Kartelo, AE.8.7 
 3. Pantelic, Apollo.8.3 
 4. Koutroulias, Olimp.8.2 
 5. Macheras, Pagrati7.7 
 6. Latovic, AGOR7.5 
 7. Jovanovic, KAOD7.3 
 8. Kosanovic, Koroivos7.2 
 9. Gizogiannis, AEK/A.7.1 
 10. Anagnostopou., Ermis L.6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Thomas NIKOU
  Panelefsiniakos
  (185-G-79)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Nikou, Panelefs.5.5 
 2. Kaberidis, Ikaroi S.4.9 
 3. Zoupas, Amyntas .4.5 
 4. Katsares, KAOD4.3 
 5. Rallis, Ermis Lagkada4.2 
 6. Kiriakopoulo., AGOR4.0 
 7. Makris, Olimpiada3.8 
 8. Apostolopoul., Koroi.3.8 
 9. Argyropoylos, Apollo.3.7 
 10. Karvounis, Lavrio3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Nikos MICHALOS
  Pagrati
  (192-G-77)
  Avg: 2
 1. Michalos, Pagrati2.0 
 2. Makris, Olimpiada1.8 
 3. Pettas, Koroivos1.7 
 4. Katsares, KAOD1.7 
 5. Vukantinov, KAOD1.7 
 6. Giannakopoul., Lavrio1.6 
 7. Zoupas, Amyntas .1.5 
 8. Sourlis, KAOD1.4 
 9. Koumoulos, AGOR1.4 
 10. Papadakis, Arkad.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Ivan KARTELO
  AEK/Argous
  (208-C-79)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Kartelo, AE.2.3 
 2. Pantelic, Apollo.2.2 
 3. Jovanovic, KAOD1.7 
 4. Kasabalis, AE.1.0 
 5. Psathas, Apollon .0.9 
 6. Mprozos, Arkadikos0.8 
 7. Daniil, Apollon .0.8 
 8. Katiakos, Arkadikos0.7 
 9. Karavanas, Panery.0.7 
 10. Latovic, AGOR0.7 


Standings - A2
A2 Standings
 1. KAOD 12-1 
 2. AGOR 10-4 
 3. Ikaroi Serron 9-4 
 4. Panelefsiniakos 9-4 
 5. Lavrio 9-4 
 6. Arkadikos 8-5 
 7. Olimpiada 6-7 
 8. Ermis Lagkada 6-7 
 9. AEK/Argous 6-7 
 10. Apollon Patras 5-8 
 11. Amyntas Dafnis 5-8 
 12. Periko/Arhelaos 5-9 
 13. Koroivos 4-9 
 14. Pagrati 4-9 
 15. Panerythraikos 4-9 
 16. Near East 3-10 


Standings - A1
A1 Standings
 1. Olympiakos 16-0 
 2. Panathinaikos 15-1 
 3. Marousi 10-6 
 4. PAOK 9-7 
 5. Kavala 9-7 
 6. VAP Kolossos 8-8 
 7. Aris 8-8 
 8. Peristeri GS 7-9 
 9. Panionios 7-9 
 10. Ikaros 7-9 
 11. Panellinios 5-11 
 12. AEK 4-12 
 13. Ilysiakos 4-12 
 14. Iraklis 3-13 


A2: Week 13 - KAOD keep walking! - by Chris Mammides
After 13 weeks KAOD is leading the way after the new road win in Erythrea against Panerythraikos and this time very difficult as the final score was 65-66 For Coach Takianos Team. The 13th week belonged to a very big percentage to the visitors as the majority of the games have been taken by the visiting teams.
The results and the top scorers were as follows:

Panerythraikos - KAOD 65-66
Coach Houhoulis team was too tough to give the game to the 'Train from Dramas' so after the first 12 minutes took the lead with the Cyprus international Sizopoulos to lead the way and be followed by the veteran Nikos Kourtis (195-F-77), the leading of the game lasted for nearly 24 minutes as the last crucial minutes of the game the experience players of KAOD took the lead and got the advantage of some major mistakes that the Erythrea team made at the final stage of the game.
Quarters: 13-17, 33-29, 52-45, 65-66
KAOD: Ivan Vukantinov (193-G-81) 15, Kitsoulis 11, Jovanovic 10
Panerythraikos: Nikos Kourtis 13, Sizopoulos 12, Karavanas 12.

Arkadikos - AGOR 70-73
Another game took place in Tripoli was quite a derby as both teams are fighting for a spot in A1 but the islanders were much better in the crucial parts of the game and with Giannis Kiriakopoulos (185-G-83) in another great performance from the arc succeeded a gread road win, a victory which could give them the right position at the end of the league. On the otehr hand, Arkadikos after the home loss against Lavrio now is losing from AGOR and the players of Coach Smirniotis needs to get a couple of road wins if they want to keep up and follow the teams which will succeed a place in the A1 int he coming Seazon.
Quarters: 16-12, 30-33, 44-57, 70-73

Arkadikos: Nikos Kokkalis (198-G/F-85) 17, Brozos 12, Katiakos 13
AGOR: Giannis Kiriakopoulos 21, Grundberg 13, Latovic 14

Olympiada - Amyntas 79-86
A great road win for Coach Alexis Zavos team over the negative surprise of this seazon, team of Coach Kalatzis, Olympiada Patras. Babis Samothrakis (189-G-83) did a wonderfull game and is most definetely among the MVP's of this week, leading his team in a very serious win over the very good Apostolos Koutroulias (206-C-76), and Tsotsos. Amyntas was very serious from the early beggining by taking the lead of the game creating a double digit difference and then playing simple and smart keeping the difference and controlling the game without facing any real problems until the very end.
Quarters: 14-25, 36-45, 55-64, 79-86
Olympiada: Apostolos Koutroulias 22, Tsotsos 21, Sakota 11 and Veskoukis 12.
Amyntas: Babis Samothrakis 25, Vardavas 13, Koukounias 12, Zoupas 10

Near East - Ikaroi Serron 68-72
The team of Head Coach Hatzikiriakidis was more solid and more ethousiastic towards the positive result and they succeeded to add another one road win to this seazon's great reccord of the Serres team. The super scorer Kostas Kakaroudis (204-C-83) was the top performer and the top scorer of the game and Ikaroi Serron got the victory mainly becaause of him. On the otehr hand, Coach Karnesis team seems to drive all the way to the second division as they need a small miracle to avoid relegation, Fragiskos Amato (205-F/C-78) was once more the top scorer but he was all alone.

Quarters: 10-21, 27-41, 43-53, 68-72.
Near East: Fragiskos Amato 21, Stanojevic 16 and Papas 11
Ikaroi Serron: Kostas Kakaroudis 26, Kamberidis 14,

Ermis Lagkada - Koroivos Amaliadas 79-73
One of the few games that the home team won the game. For nearly 25 minutes the gaem was a true derby between two more or less equivalent teams but after the 25th minute, the veteran Greek Sebian Darko Darko Rallis (180-G-78) took the initiatives and with 5 unanswered points gave a smal deficit to his team while Anagnostopoulos added four more and the difference increased to as amny as 13 points at a level. Coach Nipergialis couldn't do much and simply followed his opponents to lose the game to the smaller possible deficit of 6 points with Marko Pekovic (193-G-81) being his top scorer in one of his good games with Koroivos jersey.

Quarters: 15-16, 42-44, 62-54, 79-73.
Ermis Lagkada: Darko Rallis 17, Anagnostopoulso 14, Troulailis and Panagiotopoulos 12 each.
Koroivos: Marko Pekovic 19, Dimitriadis 15, Pettas 12, Apostolopoulos 111 and Kosanovic 10

AEK Argous - Apollon Patras 78-64
An easy afternoon for Coach Oikonomakis team as Vetoulas's Apollon Patras seems to have big problems in a couple of posts in the court as other than Argiropoulos, Djordje Pantelic (204-F-84) and Koronidis couldn't help the Peloponese team. On the other hand the home team of Argos, saw Lewis in another solid game together with Andronikos Gizogiannis (200-F/C-83) and Papantoniou to develop a very 'hot' trio.
Quarters: 14-12, 36-29, 55-45, 78-64.
AEK: Andronikos Gizogiannis 21, Lewis and Papantoniou 15 points per head.

Apollon Patras: Djordje Pantelic 21, Argiropoulos 19, Koronidis 11


Panelefsiniakos - Pierikos Arhelaos 77-58
An easy win for Elefsina team and Coach Skarafigas. The two teams were balanced after 32 minutes of actual time in the court but in the last quarter the home team succeeded a 25-6 and trashed the team of Coach Sorotos. Elefsina is usually adding power and speed in the fourth quarter and witht eh same way beat teh team of Lavrio 3-4 weeks ago. Coach Sorotos team took the lead and kept it for more than 20 minutes but at the crucial end the physical power of the top performers by then Antonis Sivorotka (203-F-85) and Papachristos were vanished and the end was easier for Christos Deligiannis (204-F-84) and his team-mates

Quarters: 13-21, 30-35, 52-52, 77-58.
Panelefsiniakos: Sigkounas 11, Kaklamanos 10, Christos Deligiannis 23

Pierikos Arhelaos: Antonis Sivorotka 15, Papachristos 13.


Lavrio - Pagrati 73-63
Another victory for the team of Coach Serelis took place in Lavrio. The local team with a record of 9-4 is currently in the second place with Ikaroi Serron, Panelefsiniakos and AGOR. In regards to the game now, another great afternoon for the trio Sakis Giannakopoulos (195-G/F-82), Kakiouzis and Psileas who seems to be the top forward in the division. Lavrio took the lead for the beggining but only with a basket or two, Coach Papadopoulos had the chance to receive the atmost form Fotis Vasilopoulos (187-G-86) from the parameter as the young shooting guard had 7 out of 9 three pointers.


Quarters: 17-17, 36-35, 54-51, 73-63.
Lavrio: Sakis Giannakopoulos 21, Kakiouzis 20, Psileas 12


Pagrati: Fotis Vasilopoulos 24 Vardianos 10







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Standings - Eredivisie
DBL Standings
 1. GasTerra 22-2 
 2. ZZ Leiden 20-5 
 3. Eiffel Towers 17-7 
 4. Magixx 16-9 
 5. DeFriesland 12-13 
 6. BS Weert 11-14 
 7. Giants 10-15 
 8. ABC 9-16 
 9. Landstede 6-19 
 10. Rotterdam 1-24 


Stats Leaders - Eredivisie
Points Per Game
 Glenn STOKES
  BS Weert
  (170-G-76)
  Avg: 17.8
 1. Stokes, BS Weert17.8 
 2. Boxley, ZZ Leiden16.4 
 3. Kimbrough, Giants16.0 
 4. Laing, Magixx15.5 
 5. Borha, Landstede15.4 
 6. Blue, Giants15.2 
 7. McGhee, ZZ Leiden15.1 
 8. Hilliman, Rotterdam14.6 
 9. Brown, DeFriesland14.6 
 10. Mills, Eiffel Towers14.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Patrick HILLIMAN
  Rotterdam
  (206-F/C-82)
  Avg: 9.8
 1. Hilliman, Rotterdam9.8 
 2. Sihota, Rotterdam9.8 
 3. McDermott, Magixx9.7 
 4. Haryasz, GasTerra9.6 
 5. Ellis, GasTerra8.8 
 6. Griffin, Giants8.7 
 7. de Randamie, ABC8.7 
 8. Sanchez, DeFriesl.8.6 
 9. Hamm, BS Weert8.1 
 10. McGhee, ZZ Leiden7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Frank TURNER
  Eiffel Towers
  (178-G-88)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Turner, Eiffel T.5.3 
 2. Bauscher, GasTerra4.9 
 3. Stokes, BS Weert4.2 
 4. Bostain, GasTerra3.9 
 5. Kimbrough, Giants3.8 
 6. Marshall, Lands.3.6 
 7. Williams, DeFriesland3.5 
 8. Slagter, ZZ Leiden3.5 
 9. Jansen, Eiffel T.3.4 
 10. Jackson, ZZ Leiden3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Frank TURNER
  Eiffel Towers
  (178-G-88)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Turner, Eiffel T.2.7 
 2. McDermott, Magixx2.4 
 3. Dourisseau, GasTe.2.3 
 4. Taylor, Magixx2.3 
 5. Jackson, ZZ Leiden2.2 
 6. Bostain, GasTerra2.1 
 7. Marshall, Lands.2.1 
 8. McGhee, ZZ Leiden2.1 
 9. Stokes, BS Weert2.0 
 10. Kimbrough, Giants2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Marcel AARTS
  Eiffel Towers
  (213-C-83)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Aarts, Eiffel T.1.5 
 2. Hairston, BS Weert1.4 
 3. Blue, Giants1.2 
 4. Bekkering, ZZ Le.1.0 
 5. Hilliman, Rotterdam1.0 
 6. McDermott, Magixx0.8 
 7. Hulzebos, Landstede0.8 
 8. Strong, Landstede0.8 
 9. Smith, Eiffel Towers0.8 
 10. Mullery, Landstede0.8 


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  HUNGARY   


Standings - A Division
A Division Standings
 1. Szolnok 16-3 
 2. Albacomp 16-3 
 3. Kormend 13-5 
 4. Atomeromu 13-6 
 5. ZTE KK 13-6 
 6. Kecskemeti 11-7 
 7. Soproni 10-9 
 8. Falco-Szova 9-10 
 9. PVSK Pannon 8-10 
 10. Marso-Vagep 8-11 
 11. Kaposvari 6-13 
 12. Szedeak 6-13 
 13. Salgotarjani 1-17 
 14. FS Debrecen 1-18 


Round 19, saturday's games - by Tamas Deri
Sopron could win in Nyiregyhaza and got a step closer to a play-off spot as the home team is getting more far way away from that.
Thomas Kelley and Robert Jarvis (180-G-87, college: ORU) scored 19 points each, Darian Townes added 17 and Zsolt Szabo 16. The home team was lead by Slovenian point guard Brane Savic, he scored 19. Curtis Marshall helped his team with 17 points, and Hungarian big man Laszlo Czigler added 10 coming from the bench.

Kormend beat ASE in a very interesting and high score TV-game. Five players of the home team scored in double figures. American forward Rashad Bell had a double-double with 22 points and 10 fouls against. Center Emmanuel Dies played two totally different half times. In the first he got only 10 minutes on the court and scored 2 points, but in the second part of the game he found the rhythm of the game. He finished with 19 points and 5 rebounds and played also real hard defense on Sales Brooks. But even the domestic players of the home team showed their excellent skills. Csaba Ferencz was hot yesterday and scored 23 points including 7 of 7 three pointers. Andras Rujak came from the bench and had his best game this season so far: 17 points, 7 of 7 field goals and 3 assists in only 19 minutes on the court. Istvan Nemeth helped his team with 12 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists.
The guests were lead by the foreigners. Jibril Hodges scored 22 points and added 5 assists, Brooks Sales missed only one more rebound to a double-double as he had 19 points and 9 rebounds, Brendan Winters added 22 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists. Hungarian point guard Akos Kovacs (184-G-88) had also a great game with 16 points, 3 assists and 2 rebounds in 26 minutes.

It was a real close game in Salgotarjan last night, the home team even without Andras Vavra, who left the team and signed with Cegled in the 2nd division and American big man Ezenwa Ukeagu - had great chances for the second win in the season, but the guests decided the game after tied 3 quarters (72:72) in the last ten minutes.
Jara Doyne shined again with 31 points, 9 fouls against, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Charles Gosa was also close to a double-double with 27 points and 9 rebounds. Domestic playmaker, Laszlo Kalman helped his team with 17 points, 8 fouls against and 7 assists.
Chris Rodgers had his best game in this season and putting up an amazing triple-double with 32 points, 17 fouls and 14 rebounds, which means 51 efficiency in 37 minutes. The other American guard DeAndre Mays added 20 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists. Domestic forward Tamas Hartvich was close to a double-double with 17 points and 7 rebounds.

Marso-Vagep NYKK vs. Kis Raba menti Takarek-Soproni KC 69-75
(11-20, 22-18,17-12, 19-25)
Nyiregyhaza, Att.: 1000, Referees: Adam J. Farkas G. Szabo G. (Farkas)
NYKK: Brane Savic (181-G-79) 19/3, Sztojakovic 7/3, Marshall 17, Mohacsi 5/3, Sitku 11/6, Nagy K. -, Laszlo Czigler (215-C-71, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) 10, Siska -, Coach: Ferenczi Tamas
Sopron: Thomas Kelley (188-G-77, agency: Avi Zilberman, college: Michigan St.) 19, Robert Jarvis 19/12, Molnar A. 4, Zsolt Szabo (202-F-86, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) 16/6, Darian Townes (208-F/C-84) 17, Gombas -, Keresztes -, Helmeczi -, Coach: Meszlenyi Robert

MJUS-Fortress Kormend vs. Atomeromu SE 108-95
(25-32, 24-21, 28-17, 31 -25)
Kormend, Att.: 1900, Referees: dr. Vigh P., Foldhazi T., Makovsky Sz. (Bodrogvary)
Kormend: Istvan Nemeth (190-G-79, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) 12/6, Moore 9/3, Csaba Ferencz (194-G-85, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) 23/21, Rashad Bell (201-F-82, college: Boston U.) 22/6, Emmanuel Dies (204-F/C-77, agency: Interperformances, college: Kansas St.) 19, Fodor G. 2, Boldizsar 2, Andras Rujak (187-G-88) 17/9, David 2, Hegedus -, Coach: Sabali Balazs
ASE: Pavlik 2, Jibril Hodges (188-G-84, college: Long Beach St.) 22/9, Brendan Winters (195-G/F-83, college: Davidson) 22/9, Kortelyesi 12, Brooks Sales (208-C/F-80, college: Villanova) 19/3, Akos Kovacs 16/9, Morgen -, Toth P. -, Horti -, Coach: Horvath Imre


KONECRANES-Salgotarjani KSE vs. Falco-SZOVA KC Szombathely 90-98
(30-26, 23-18,19-28, 18-26)
Salgotarjan, Att.: 800, Referees: Gyorffy P. A., Jakab L., Jurak K. (Zsiros)
SKSE: Chris Rodgers (193-G-84, college: Arizona) 32/3, De'Andre Mays (188-G-87, college: Youngstown St.) 20/6, Kocsis -, Koma 14, Tamas Hartvich (200-F-74) 17/9, Sebok 7/3, Kiss K. -, Coach: Kovacs Nandor
Falco: Laszlo Kalman 17/3, Jara Doyne (193-G/F-84, college: Mississippi) 31/3, Will 2, Charles Gosa (202-F-77, college: N.Mexico St.) 27/9, Aliakseyeu 8, Jarosevits -, Pankar 5, Simon L. 2, Hajmasy -, Harazin 2, Borszeki -, Szanati 4, Coach: Bencze Tamas




A Division Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Robert JARVIS
  Soproni
  (180-G-87)
  Avg: 25
 1. Jarvis, Salgotarjani25.0 
 2. Doyne, Falco-Szova22.0 
 3. Bell, Kormend21.2 
 4. Marshall, Marso-Va.20.9 
 5. El-Amin, PVSK P.20.4 
 6. Wilson, Kaposvari19.9 
 7. Townes, Soproni19.7 
 8. Sales, Atomeromu19.5 
 9. Cunningham, Kapos.19.1 
 10. Brooks, Soproni18.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Darian TOWNES
  Soproni
  (208-F/C-84)
  Avg: 11.8
 1. Townes, Soproni11.8 
 2. Sales, Atomeromu11.7 
 3. Egemonye, PVSK P.9.4 
 4. Werner, Kaposvari9.3 
 5. Jones, Albacomp9.2 
 6. Gosa, Falco-Szova9.1 
 7. Bell, Kormend8.7 
 8. Bader, Szolnok8.5 
 9. Cunningham, Kapos.8.4 
 10. Mekongo, FS Debre.8.3 
Assists Per Game
 Lorenzo WILLIAMS
  ZTE KK
  (191-G-84)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Williams, ZTE K.7.3 
 2. Kelley, Soproni6.4 
 3. Savic, Marso-Vagep6.4 
 4. Simon, Albacomp6.2 
 5. Trotter, Szolnok6.2 
 6. Kalman, Falco-Sz.6.0 
 7. Moore, Kormend5.6 
 8. Glavinic, PVSK P.5.2 
 9. LaGrange, Kecsk.4.3 
 10. Horvath, Szolnok4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Brane SAVIC
  Marso-Vagep
  (181-G-79)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Savic, Marso-Vagep3.5 
 2. Hanga, Albacomp3.1 
 3. Marshall, Marso-Va.2.9 
 4. Trotter, Szolnok2.7 
 5. Czigler, Marso-Va.2.7 
 6. Williams, ZTE K.2.5 
 7. Singletary, FS Debre.2.4 
 8. Sales, Atomeromu2.4 
 9. Clark, Szolnok2.4 
 10. Kaman, ZTE K.2.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Ivory CLARK
  Szolnok
  (198-F-85)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Clark, Szolnok2.6 
 2. Townes, Soproni1.9 
 3. McKenzie, Szedeak1.5 
 4. Egemonye, PVSK P.1.2 
 5. Czigler, Marso-Va.1.1 
 6. Langford, FS Debre.1.0 
 7. Keller, Albacomp1.0 
 8. Sales, Atomeromu0.9 
 9. Orsulic, Kecskemeti0.9 
 10. Aliakseyeu, Falco-Sz.0.8 


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  IRELAND   


Standings - EBS Superleague
SuperLeague Standings
North Conference
 1. Killester 11-2 
 2. DCU Saints 8-7 
 3. UCD Marian 7-8 
 4. Belfast Star 5-7 
 5. Ulster Elks 2-11 
South Conference
 1. UL Eagles 12-2 
 2. UCC Demons 8-4 
 3. Neptune 7-7 
 4. Moycullen 1-13 


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  ISRAEL   


Bnei Hasharon tab Bryant Dunston - by Eurobasket News
Bnei Hasharon have agreed on terms of contract with Bryant Dunston (201-F/C-86). The 24-year-old centre started the season in Greece. Bryant Dunston averaged 6.2 points and 3.8 rebounds per A1 game for Aris. In EuroCup the player tallied 6.3 points and 3.5 rebounds per appearance. 2009/10 season Bryant Dunston spent in South Korea. He played for Mobis Phoebus in KBL. Bryant Dunston tallied 15.3 points, 8.2 boards, 2.3 blocks. He was named the Asia-Basket.com All-Korean KBL Player of the Year. The centre was once Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year in 2005 while playing for Fordham University. He also made it into Atlantic 10 1st Team in 2006.


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  ITALY   


Lega2 Round 19: Sunrise Scafati defeats leader Umana Venezia - by Eurobasket News
The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with defeat of the leader, extra overtimes, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked Umana Venezia (15-4) on the court of sixth ranked Sunrise Scafati on Sunday night. Visitors were edged by Sunrise Scafati 78-77. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Umana Venezia. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 24-22. But Umana Venezia won second period 14-13. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Sunrise Scafati won last quarter 21-22. They also forced 19 Umana Venezia turnovers. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international forward Nikola Radulovic (207-73) who helped to win the game recording 23 points and 8 rebounds. American guard Jimmie Hunter (196-77, college: Life) contributed with 14 points, 6 assists and 5 steals for the winners. American forward Tamar Slay (204-80, college: Marshall) answered with 28 points and 6 rebounds for Umana Venezia. Sunrise Scafati have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Immobiliare SR and Barcellona. Umana Venezia at the other side still keeps top position with four games lost. Sunrise Scafati is looking forward to face bottom-ranked MarcoPoloShop.it (#16) in Forli in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Umana Venezia will play at home against the league's second-placed Fastweb CM (#2) in Casale and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a road loss of second ranked Fastweb CM (14-5) against tenth ranked Naturhouse Ferrara (8-11) on Friday night. Visiting Fastweb CM was defeated by Naturhouse Ferrara in a tough game in Ferrara 74-81. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Fastweb CM. It was a great evening for naturalized Albanian swingman Klaudio Ndoja (198-85) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 11 rebounds. Ryan Hoover helped adding 23 points, 5 assists and 4 steals. At the losing side American guard Ricky Hickman (190-85, college: NC-Greensboro, agency: Court Side) responded with 21 points and 4 steals. Naturhouse Ferrara maintains tenth place with 8-11 record, which they share with Fileni BPA. Fastweb CM at the other side keeps the second position with five games lost. Naturhouse Ferrara will play against Tezenis Verona (#13) on the road in the next round. Fastweb CM will play against the league's leader Umana Venezia (#1) having rather not much hope for a victory.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Snaidero Udine (13-6) against ninth ranked Tuscany Pistoia (9-10) on Sunday night. Visiting Snaidero Udine was defeated by Tuscany Pistoia in Pistoia 84-72. It was an exceptional evening for Joseph Forte who led the winners and scored 27 points, 6 assists and 4 steals. Tuscany Pistoia's coach Paolo Moretti used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Clint Cotis Harrison came up with 26 points for Snaidero Udine in the defeat. Tuscany Pistoia moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Aget Imola. Snaidero Udine lost third consecutive game. They keep the third position with six games lost. Tuscany Pistoia will meet Assigeco BPL (#12) in the next round. Snaidero Udine will play against Mazzeo San Severo (#15) and hope to secure a win.
Fifteenth-ranked MarcoPoloShop.it (4-15) used its home court advantage to challenge eighth ranked Aget Imola (9-10) in Forli. The visitors from Imola managed to secure only two-point victory 90-88. However their fans expected much easier game. Trent Whiting fired 28 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals (made all of his eight free throws) for the winners. Aget Imola maintains eighth place with 9-10 record, which they share with Tuscany PT. MarcoPoloShop.it lost eighth consecutive game. Newly promoted team dropped to the bottom position with 15 games lost. Aget Imola's next round opponent will be Trenkwalder RE (#14) in Reggio Emilia which should be theoretically an easy game. MarcoPoloShop.it will play on the road against Sunrise Scafati.
The game in Veroli supposed to be also quite interesting. 5th ranked Sigma Barcellona (12-7) played at the court of seventh ranked Prima Veroli (11-8). Prima Veroli smashed Sigma Barcellona 104-71 on Sunday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Sigma Barcellona. It was a very good performance for Guido Rosselli who helped to win the game recording 18 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Prima Veroli have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They maintain seventh place with 11-8 record. Newly promoted Sigma Barcellona dropped to the fourth position with seven games lost. Prima Veroli will face Fileni BPA (#11) in Jesi in the next round. Sigma Barcellona will play at home against Immobiliare SR (#4) in Rimini and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

Other games in round 19 were not that significant. San Severo beat Assigeco on the road 67-61. Fileni BPA destroyed Immobiliare SR on its own court 86-61. Tezenis Verona managed to outperform Trenkwalder in a road game 79-70.



Sunrise Scafati - Umana Reyer 78-77

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked Umana Venezia (15-4) on the court of sixth ranked Sunrise Scafati on Sunday night. Visitors were edged by Sunrise Scafati 78-77. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Umana Venezia. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 24-22. But Umana Venezia won second period 14-13. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Sunrise Scafati won last quarter 21-22. They also forced 19 Umana Venezia turnovers. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international forward Nikola Radulovic (207-73) who helped to win the game recording 23 points and 8 rebounds. American guard Jimmie Hunter (196-77, college: Life) contributed with 14 points, 6 assists and 5 steals for the winners. Four Sunrise Scafati players scored in double figures. American forward Tamar Slay (204-80, college: Marshall) answered with 28 points and 6 rebounds and American-Bulgarian guard Kiki Clark (173-84, college: St.Peter's) added 17 points and 4 assists in the effort for Umana Venezia. Sunrise Scafati have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Immobiliare SR and Barcellona. Umana Venezia at the other side still keeps top position with four games lost. Sunrise Scafati is looking forward to face bottom-ranked MarcoPoloShop.it (#16) in Forli in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Umana Venezia will play at home against the league's second-placed Fastweb CM (#2) in Casale and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Umana Reyer: T.Slay 28+6reb+1ast, K.Clark 17+4reb+4ast, A.Young 10+2reb+2ast, M.Allegretti 9+1reb+1ast, C.Di Giuliomaria 7+12reb+1ast, G.Meini 3+2reb
Sunrise Scafati: N.Radulovic 23+8reb+1ast, J.Hunter 14+2reb+6ast, P.Baldassarre 12+9reb+1ast, R.Davis 11+1reb+2ast, M.Levin 8+1reb+5ast, M.Casini 6+4reb
gschID: 95928


Prima Veroli - Barcellona 104-71

The game in Veroli supposed to be also quite interesting. 5th ranked Sigma Barcellona (12-7) played at the court of seventh ranked Prima Veroli (11-8). Prima Veroli smashed Sigma Barcellona 104-71 on Sunday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Sigma Barcellona. The game without a history. Prima Veroli led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They shot 64.4 percent from the field. Prima Veroli outrebounded Sigma Barcellona 32-21 including a 24-13 advantage in defensive rebounds. They shot the lights out from three sinking 16 long-distance shots on high 64.0 percentage. Prima Veroli looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists comparing to just 7 passes made by Sigma Barcellona's players. It was a very good performance for the former international guard Guido Rosselli (196-83) who helped to win the game recording 18 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). American guard Jarrius Jackson (188-85, college: Texas Tech) contributed with 21 points and 5 assists for the winners. Five Prima Veroli players scored in double figures. Panamanian guard Michael Hicks (193-76, college: Texas A&M - C.C.) answered with 18 points and forward Matteo Da Ros (204-89) added 10 points in the effort for Sigma Barcellona. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Prima Veroli have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They maintain seventh place with 11-8 record. Newly promoted Sigma Barcellona dropped to the fourth position with seven games lost. Prima Veroli will face Fileni BPA (#11) in Jesi in the next round. Sigma Barcellona will play at home against Immobiliare SR (#4) in Rimini and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Barcellona: M.Hicks 18+2reb, M.Da Ros 10+4reb, M.Cardinali 10+2reb, J.Crispin 8+2reb, D.Bonessio 6+3reb+1ast, A.Ghiacci 5+3reb+3ast
Prima Veroli: J.Jackson 21+2reb+5ast, G.Rosselli 18+8reb+7ast, I.Gatto 17+4reb, A.Kavaliauskas 16+5reb+2ast, J.Penn 15+2reb+5ast, D.Brkic 13+7reb+3ast
gschID: 95929


Assigeco - San Severo 61-67

There was a small surprise when fifteenth ranked Mazzeo San Severo (5-14) beat 12th ranked Assigeco BPL (7-12) in Lodi 67-61 on Sunday. Mazzeo San Severo made 16-of-19 free shots (84.2 percent) during the game. Quite impressive performance for American forward Kaniel Dickens (203-78, college: Idaho) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 rebounds. The former international guard Fabio Zanelli (196-76) contributed with 14 points for the winners. American-British center Peter Ezugwu (203-76, college: E.Michigan, agency: Interperformances) answered with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds and American forward Ruben Boykin (201-85, college: N.Arizona) added 13 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Assigeco BPL. Assigeco BPL's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Newly promoted Mazzeo San Severo maintains fifteenth place with 5-14 record. Loser Assigeco BPL keeps the twelfth position with 12 games lost. Mazzeo San Severo will face higher ranked Snaidero Udine (#3) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Assigeco: P.Ezugwu 13+11reb+1ast, R.Boykin 13+7reb+2ast, P.Marigney 9+4ast, D.Banti 8+3reb, M.Venuto 8+2ast, B.Cerella 6+9reb+1ast
San Severo: F.Zanelli 14+3reb+1ast, R.Stefanov 14+4reb, K.Dickens 13+10reb, D.Cutolo 7+2reb+1ast, M.Ferri 6+2ast, J.Kudlacek 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 95930


Fileni BPA - Immobiliare SR 86-61

There was an upset when 4th placed Immobiliare SR (12-7) was smashed by eleventh ranked Fileni BPA (8-11) in Jesi 86-61 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by Fileni BPA. Immobiliare SR was better in third quarter 23-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a great shooting night for Fileni BPA especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.4 percentage. Quite impressive performance for the former international center Michele Maggioli (212-77) who helped to win the game recording 17 points and 6 rebounds. The former international guard Andrea Pecile (187-80, agency: World Sport Agency) contributed with 13 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Five Fileni BPA players scored in double figures. Fileni BPA's coach Stefano Cioppi felt very confident that he used 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. American swingman Terrence Roderick (195-88, college: UAB, agency: Interperformances) answered with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds and the other American import power forward Quadre Lollis (200-73, college: Montana St.) added 20 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Immobiliare SR. Fileni BPA moved-up to tenth place, which they share with N.Ferrara. Loser Immobiliare SR keeps the fourth position with seven games lost. Fileni BPA will face higher ranked Prima Veroli (#7) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Immobiliare SR will play against Sigma Barcellona and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Immobiliare SR: T.Roderick 20+10reb+1ast, Q.Lollis 20+5reb, D.Vukcevic 12+1reb+2ast, A.Piazza 5, G.Gurini 4+1reb, G.Gasparin 0
Fileni BPA: M.Maggioli 17+6reb+3ast, A.Pecile 13+5reb+2ast, B.Elder 11+1reb, M.Tusek 11+4reb, M.Nocedal 11+2reb, F.Migliori 10+7reb
gschID: 95925


Forli - Aget Imola 88-90 OT

Fifteenth-ranked MarcoPoloShop.it (4-15) used its home court advantage to challenge eighth ranked Aget Imola (9-10) in Forli. The visitors from Imola managed to secure only two-point victory 90-88. However their fans expected much easier game. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 25-17. But MarcoPoloShop.it won second period 27-21. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening, at least not yet. The game turned upside-down in the last quarter, where MarcoPoloShop.it used huge pressure winning it 18-14 getting a tie at the end of regular time. They lost eventually overtime period 7-9. Aget Imola forced 19 MarcoPoloShop.it turnovers. 29 personal fouls committed by MarcoPoloShop.it helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American guard Trent Whiting (185-76, college: BYU) fired 28 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals (made all of his eight free throws) for the winners. Swedish forward Martin Ringstrom (206-81) chipped in 15 points and 6 rebounds. American guard Leemire Goldwire (180-84, college: Charlotte, agency: Interperformances) produced 20 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and power forward Mitchell Poletti (205-88) added 19 points and 8 rebounds respectively for lost side. Five Aget Imola and four MarcoPoloShop.it players scored in double figures. Aget Imola maintains eighth place with 9-10 record, which they share with Tuscany PT. MarcoPoloShop.it lost eighth consecutive game. Newly promoted team dropped to the bottom position with 15 games lost. Aget Imola's next round opponent will be Trenkwalder RE (#14) in Reggio Emilia which should be theoretically an easy game. MarcoPoloShop.it will play on the road against Sunrise Scafati.
Top scorers:
Forli: L.Goldwire 20+8reb+4ast, M.Poletti 19+8reb, M.Nardi 17+1reb+3ast, L.Gordon 16+10reb+1ast, C.Toppert 6+5reb+1ast, S.Borsato 3+2reb
Aget Imola: T.Whiting 28+7reb+6ast, M.Ringstrom 15+6reb+1ast, Y.Moreno 13+2reb+3ast, P.Prato 13+5reb+1ast, N.Ebi 11+8reb, D.Bruttini 8+7reb+1ast
gschID: 95926


Trenkwalder - Tezenis Verona 70-79

Everything could happen in Reggio Emilia at the game between two tied teams. Both thirteenth ranked Tezenis Verona and 14th ranked Trenkwalder RE had identical 6-12 record. But Trenkwalder RE was not able to use a home court advantage and was defeated by the opponent from Verona 79-70 on Sunday night. Trenkwalder RE trailed by 18 points after 3 quarters before a 25-16 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 70-79 at the end of the game. Tezenis Verona shot 60.9 percent from the field. Tezenis Verona outrebounded Trenkwalder RE 36-20 including a 33-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. Quite impressive performance for international power forward Andrea Renzi (208-89, agency: Players Group) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds. Latvian swingman Mareks Jurevicus (198-85) contributed with 16 points for the winners. American guard Joe Smith (193-77, college: Al.-Huntsville, agency: Priority Sports) answered with 25 points and the former international guard Robert Fultz (190-82, agency: Interperformances) added 15 points in the effort for Trenkwalder RE. Tezenis Verona (7-12) moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with Assigeco. Trenkwalder RE lost their third game in a row. They keep the fourteenth position with 13 games lost. Tezenis Verona will face higher ranked Naturhouse Ferrara (#10) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Trenkwalder RE will play against Aget Imola (#8).
Top scorers:
Trenkwalder: J.Smith 25+1reb+3ast, R.Fultz 15+3reb+2ast, C.Roberto 9+4reb, M.Frassineti 6+2reb, D.Robinson 6+2reb+3ast, R.Valenti 5+2reb
Tezenis Verona: A.Renzi 18+11reb+1ast, M.Jurevicus 16+3reb+1ast, F.Bellina 14+4reb, K.Waleskowski 9+3reb, J.Trepagnier 8+3reb+1ast, A.Porta 7+6reb+2ast
gschID: 95927


N.Ferrara - Fastweb CM 81-74

Very important is a road loss of second ranked Fastweb CM (14-5) against tenth ranked Naturhouse Ferrara (8-11) on Friday night. Visiting Fastweb CM was defeated by Naturhouse Ferrara in a tough game in Ferrara 74-81. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Fastweb CM. Fastweb CM was ahead by 7 points at the halftime before a 46-32 second half run of Naturhouse Ferrara. They also forced 21 Fastweb CM turnovers. Fastweb CM was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a great evening for naturalized Albanian swingman Klaudio Ndoja (198-85) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 11 rebounds. American-Belgian guard Ryan Hoover (188-74, college: Notre Dame, agency: SportsTalent) helped adding 23 points, 5 assists and 4 steals. Four Naturhouse Ferrara players scored in double figures. At the losing side American guard Ricky Hickman (190-85, college: NC-Greensboro, agency: Court Side) responded with 21 points and 4 steals and the former international swingman Giancarlo Ferrero (194-88, agency: Players Group) scored 16 points. Naturhouse Ferrara maintains tenth place with 8-11 record, which they share with Fileni BPA. Fastweb CM at the other side keeps the second position with five games lost. Naturhouse Ferrara will play against Tezenis Verona (#13) on the road in the next round. Fastweb CM will play against the league's leader Umana Venezia (#1) having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Fastweb CM: R.Hickman 21+3reb+3ast, G.Ferrero 16+3reb, T.Fantoni 8+8reb+1ast, D.Chiotti 8+5reb, M.Malaventura 7+1ast, D.Taylor 7+3reb+1ast
N.Ferrara: R.Hoover 23+1reb+5ast, K.Ndoja 19+11reb, T.Kotti 13+13reb+1ast, J.Boyette 12+4reb+1ast, D.Cournooh 10+1reb, V.Mazzola 4+10reb+1ast
gschID: 95923


Tuscany PT - Snaidero UD 84-72

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Snaidero Udine (13-6) against ninth ranked Tuscany Pistoia (9-10) on Sunday night. Visiting Snaidero Udine was defeated by Tuscany Pistoia in Pistoia 84-72. The hosts trailed by 8 points after first quarter, but they stormed back getting tie in the second period and winning the second half and won the game by 12 points. Tuscany Pistoia forced 19 Snaidero Udine turnovers and outrebounded them 37-26 including a 16-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was an exceptional evening for American guard Joseph Forte (193-81, college: N.Carolina, agency: JEMsports) who led the winners and scored 27 points, 6 assists and 4 steals. His fellow American import forward Jarvis Varnado (206-88, college: Mississippi St.) accounted for 18 points, 5 rebounds and 5 blocks for the winning side. Four Tuscany Pistoia players scored in double figures. Tuscany Pistoia's coach Paolo Moretti used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American guard Clint Cotis Harrison (194-76, college: N.Carolina St., agency: Court Side) came up with 26 points and Finnish-American forward Gerald Lee (208-87, college: ODU) added 15 points and 6 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) respectively for Snaidero Udine in the defeat. Tuscany Pistoia moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Aget Imola. Snaidero Udine lost third consecutive game. They keep the third position with six games lost. Tuscany Pistoia will meet Assigeco BPL (#12) in the next round. Snaidero Udine will play against Mazzeo San Severo (#15) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Snaidero UD: C.Cotis Harrison 26+2reb+2ast, G.Lee 15+6reb+2ast, R.Truccolo 12+1reb+1ast, D.Mathis 6+1reb+5ast, L.Dordei 5+7reb+1ast, D.Pascolo 4+2reb
Tuscany PT: J.Forte 27+4reb+6ast, J.Varnado 18+5reb, A.Filloy 13+3reb+5ast, F.Toppo 12+8reb, J.Porzingis 6+8reb+1ast, G.Fucka 6+9reb
gschID: 95924




SerieA Round 18: Air Avellino defeats CS Bologna in overtime - by Eurobasket News
The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with extra overtimes and favorites losing the games.

One of their biggest challengers CS Bologna (9-9) fell to fifth ranked Air Avellino (10-8) in overtime by four points 101-105 on Sunday night. The hosts trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 30-24 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 16-12. Air Avellino made 26-of-27 free shots (96.3 percent) during the game. They also forced 19 CS Bologna turnovers. 25 personal fouls committed by CS Bologna helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for Polish center Szymon Szewczyk (209-82) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 36 points (!!!) and 17 rebounds. American-FYR Macedonian guard Marques Green (170-82, college: St.Bonaventure) contributed with 28 points and 9 assists (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line) for the winners. Georgian forward Viktor Sanikidze (203-86) replied with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 12 rebounds for CS Bologna. Air Avellino have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fourth place. CS Bologna at the other side dropped to the fifth position with nine games lost. They share it with Fabi Shoes and Scavolini PS. Air Avellino are looking forward to face Lottomatica Roma (#9) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. CS Bologna will play against Scavolini Pesaro (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a home loss of second ranked Armani Milano (13-5) against eleventh ranked Angelico Biella (8-10) on Sunday night. Host Armani Milano was defeated by Angelico Biella in a tough game in Milano 90-95. Dominican guard Edgar Sosa (188-88, college: Louisville) scored 23 points and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and Jeffrey Viggiano chipped in 17 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was international forward Stefano Mancinelli (203-83) with 17 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Armani Milano's coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Angelico Biella moved-up to eighth place, which they share with 4 other teams. Armani Milano at the other side keeps the second position with five games lost. They share it with Bennet Cantu. Angelico Biella will play against Dinamo Sassari (#10) at home in the next round. Armani Milano will play against Enel Brindisi (#16) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
SerieA top team - Montepaschi Siena (17-1) had no problems winning another game on Sunday. This time they crushed twelfth ranked Cimberio Varese (7-11) 82-59. David Moss notched 13 points and 6 rebounds to lead the effort. Montepaschi Siena's coach Simone Pianigiani felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Even a double-double of 19 points and 14 rebounds by Kristjan Kangur did not help to save the game for Cimberio Varese. Montepaschi Siena have an impressive 15-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 17-1 record. Cimberio Varese lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the thirteenth place with 11 games lost. They share the position with Vanoli CR. Montepaschi Siena will meet Pepsi Caserta (#8) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Cimberio Varese will play against Benetton Treviso (#12) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
A very interesting game took place in Pesaro. It ended with only one-point defeat on the road of 8th ranked Pepsi Caserta (8-10) to ninth ranked Scavolini Pesaro (9-9) 83-82 on Sunday evening. The best player for the winners was Guillermo Diaz who scored 19 points. Scavolini Pesaro moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Fabi Shoes and CS Bologna. Pepsi Caserta at the other side keeps the eighth position with ten games lost. Scavolini Pesaro's next round opponent will be CS Bologna (#6) on the road. Pepsi Caserta will play against the league's leader Montepaschi Siena.
Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Fabi Shoes Montegranaro (9-9) and Benetton Treviso (8-10), which took place in Treviso. Higher ranked Fabi Shoes Montegranaro was outleveled in a road game by thirteenth ranked Benetton Treviso 86-67 on Sunday. It was a good game for Devin Smith who led his team to a victory with 18 points and 6 rebounds. Benetton Treviso's coach Jasmin Repesa used an eleven-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Benetton Treviso moved-up to eighth place, which they share with 4 other teams. Loser Fabi Shoes Montegranaro dropped to the fifth position with nine games lost. Benetton Treviso will face Cimberio Varese (#14) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. Fabi Shoes Montegranaro will play against Vanoli-Braga (#13) in Cremona.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 18: Enel Brindisi was beaten by Vanoli CR on the road 78-66. Dinamo Sassari destroyed Banca Tercas on its own court 89-69. Lottomatica unfortunately lost to Bennet Cantu in a road game 74-79.



Vanoli CR - Enel Brindisi 78-66

The game between closely ranked teams ended with fourteenth ranked Vanoli-Braga's (7-11) home victory over bottom-ranked Enel Brindisi (5-13) in Cremona 78-66 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by Vanoli-Braga. Enel Brindisi was better in third quarter 17-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Vanoli-Braga forced 20 Enel Brindisi turnovers. It was a good game for Slovenian forward Marko Milic (202-77) who led his team to a victory with 16 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals. Croatian forward Jasmin Perkovic (203-80, agency: Court Side) contributed with 15 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Five Vanoli-Braga players scored in double figures. French forward Yakhouba Diawara (200-82, college: Pepperdine) replied with 18 points and 6 rebounds and American guard Anthony Roberson (188-83, college: Florida) added 22 points in the effort for Enel Brindisi. Vanoli-Braga moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with Cimberio VA. Enel Brindisi lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team dropped to the bottom position with 13 games lost. Vanoli-Braga will face higher ranked Fabi Shoes Montegranaro (#5) on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Enel Brindisi will play against Armani Milano (#3) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Top scorers:
Vanoli CR: M.Milic 16+9reb+5ast, A.Drozdov 15+3reb+1ast, J.Perkovic 15+5reb+4ast, J.Foster 13+2reb+1ast, E.Rowland 10+5reb+6ast, B.Sekulic 7+6reb+2ast
Enel Brindisi: A.Roberson 22+1reb, Y.Diawara 18+6reb+1ast, B.Dixon 8+1reb+1ast, C.Monroe 5+4reb+1ast, G.Maresca 5+3reb+1ast, L.Infante 5+6reb
gschID: 96169


Dinamo Sassari - Banca Tercas 89-69

Very expected game when 15th ranked Banca Tercas (5-13) were smashed on the road by tenth ranked Dinamo Sassari (8-10) 89-69 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Dinamo Sassari. Banca Tercas was better in third quarter 23-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Dinamo Sassari looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists comparing to just 11 passes made by Banca Tercas' players. It was a good game for American forward Othello Hunter (203-86, college: Ohio St., agency: David Lee services) who led his team to a victory with 20 points and 9 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). The other American import guard James White (198-84, college: Cincinnati, agency: Court Side) contributed with 21 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Four Dinamo Sassari players scored in double figures. Serbian guard Ivan Zoroski (195-79) replied with 18 points and American power forward Josh Davis (203-80, college: Wyoming) added 18 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Banca Tercas. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Dinamo Sassari moved-up to eighth place, which they share with 4 other teams. Loser Banca Tercas keep the fifteenth position with 13 games lost. Dinamo Sassari will face Angelico Biella (#11) on the road in the next round. Banca Tercas will play against the league's second-placed Bennet Cantu (#2) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Top scorers:
Dinamo Sassari: J.White 21+5reb+3ast, O.Hunter 20+9reb+1ast, V.Plisnic 13+3reb+1ast, G.DeVecchi 10+2reb+2ast, M.Vanuzzo 8+1reb+1ast, T.Diener 6+4reb+12ast
Banca Tercas: I.Zoroski 18+4reb+3ast, J.Davis 18+5reb+1ast, J.Young 10+10reb, D.Diener 9+3reb+2ast, R.De La Fuente 8+5reb+2ast, R.Rullo 2
gschID: 96166


Montepaschi - Cimberio VA 82-59

SerieA top team - Montepaschi Siena (17-1) had no problems winning another game on Sunday. This time they crushed twelfth ranked Cimberio Varese (7-11) 82-59. The hosts trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 3-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 82-59. Montepaschi Siena dominated down low during the game scoring 44 of its points in the paint compared to Cimberio Varese's 18. Montepaschi Siena forced 22 Cimberio Varese turnovers. American forward David Moss (196-83, college: Indiana St., agency: SportsTalent) notched 13 points and 6 rebounds to lead the effort and the other American import guard Malik Hairston (198-87, college: Oregon) supported him with 11 points and 7 rebounds. Four Montepaschi Siena players scored in double figures. Montepaschi Siena's coach Simone Pianigiani felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Even a double-double of 19 points and 14 rebounds by Estonian forward Kristjan Kangur (202-82) did not help to save the game for Cimberio Varese. Center Diego Fajardo (208-76, agency: Players Group) added 6 points and 7 rebounds. Montepaschi Siena have an impressive 15-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 17-1 record. Cimberio Varese lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the thirteenth place with 11 games lost. They share the position with Vanoli CR. Montepaschi Siena will meet Pepsi Caserta (#8) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Cimberio Varese will play against Benetton Treviso (#12) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Montepaschi: R.Kaukenas 13+1reb+3ast, D.Moss 13+6reb+3ast, M.Rakovic 12+3reb+1ast, M.Hairston 11+7reb+1ast, N.Zisis 9+1reb+5ast, P.Aradori 8+4reb+2ast
Cimberio VA: K.Kangur 19+14reb, A.Righetti 9+1reb+2ast, R.Slay 7+3reb, D.Ryan 6+2reb+3ast, D.Fajardo 6+7reb+1ast, G.Galanda 5+1reb+1ast
gschID: 96167


Armani MI - Angelico BI 90-95

Very important is a home loss of second ranked Armani Milano (13-5) against eleventh ranked Angelico Biella (8-10) on Sunday night. Host Armani Milano was defeated by Angelico Biella in a tough game in Milano 90-95. The guests were already 13 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 36-28 Armani Milano's run in the last quarter cut the lead to 95-90 at the end of the game. Angelico Biella made 25-of-29 charity shots (86.2 percent) during the game. Armani Milano was plagued by 29 personal fouls down the stretch. Dominican guard Edgar Sosa (188-88, college: Louisville) scored 23 points and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and naturalized American forward Jeffrey Viggiano (200-84, college: Massachusetts) chipped in 17 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. Four Angelico Biella players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was international forward Stefano Mancinelli (203-83) with 17 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and Ukrainian center Oleksiy Pecherov (212-85) produced a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds. Armani Milano's coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Angelico Biella moved-up to eighth place, which they share with 4 other teams. Armani Milano at the other side keeps the second position with five games lost. They share it with Bennet Cantu. Angelico Biella will play against Dinamo Sassari (#10) at home in the next round. Armani Milano will play against Enel Brindisi (#16) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Angelico BI: E.Sosa 23+1reb+4ast, J.Viggiano 17+5reb+1ast, M.Salyers 15+3reb+3ast, M.Soragna 13+4reb+2ast, G.Suton 9+10reb+2ast, A.Slaughter 7+2ast
Armani MI: L.Greer 18+1reb+4ast, O.Pecherov 17+10reb, S.Mancinelli 17+6reb+4ast, D.Hawkins 9+4reb+1ast, J.Maciulis 7+1reb+2ast, I.Jaaber 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 96168


Air AV - CS Bologna 105-101 OT

One of their biggest challengers CS Bologna (9-9) fell to fifth ranked Air Avellino (10-8) in overtime by four points 101-105 on Sunday night. The hosts trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 30-24 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 16-12. Air Avellino made 26-of-27 free shots (96.3 percent) during the game. They also forced 19 CS Bologna turnovers. 25 personal fouls committed by CS Bologna helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for Polish center Szymon Szewczyk (209-82) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 36 points (!!!) and 17 rebounds. American-FYR Macedonian guard Marques Green (170-82, college: St.Bonaventure) contributed with 28 points and 9 assists (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line) for the winners. Georgian forward Viktor Sanikidze (203-86) replied with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 12 rebounds and American swingman K.C. Rivers (196-87, college: Clemson, agency: Lanshire Group) added 25 points and 4 steals in the effort for CS Bologna. Four CS Bologna players scored in double figures. Air Avellino have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fourth place. CS Bologna at the other side dropped to the fifth position with nine games lost. They share it with Fabi Shoes and Scavolini PS. Air Avellino are looking forward to face Lottomatica Roma (#9) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. CS Bologna will play against Scavolini Pesaro (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Air AV: S.Szewczyk 36+17reb+1ast, M.Green 28+9ast, O.Thomas 14+10reb+1ast, V.Spinelli 9+6reb, T.Dean 8+2ast, D.Lauwers 6+2reb
CS Bologna: K.Rivers 25+4reb, V.Sanikidze 17+12reb+1ast, V.Amoroso 15+4reb+4ast, P.Koponen 13+2reb+1ast, K.Winston 12+7reb+2ast, G.Poeta 10+2reb
gschID: 96163


Benetton TV - Fabi Shoes 86-67

Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Fabi Shoes Montegranaro (9-9) and Benetton Treviso (8-10), which took place in Treviso. Higher ranked Fabi Shoes Montegranaro was outleveled in a road game by thirteenth ranked Benetton Treviso 86-67 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by Benetton Treviso. Fabi Shoes Montegranaro was better in fourth quarter 24-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Benetton Treviso shot 61.8 percent from the field. It was a great shooting night for Benetton Treviso especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 55.6 percentage. It was a good game for American swingman Devin Smith (196-81, college: Virginia) who led his team to a victory with 18 points and 6 rebounds. Serbian guard Stefan Markovic (194-88) contributed with 6 points, 6 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals for the winners. Benetton Treviso's coach Jasmin Repesa used an eleven-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. International guard Andrea Cinciarini (191-86) replied with 14 points, 5 assists and 4 steals and American guard Allan Ray (188-84, college: Villanova) added 15 points in the effort for Fabi Shoes Montegranaro. Four Fabi Shoes Montegranaro players scored in double figures. Benetton Treviso moved-up to eighth place, which they share with 4 other teams. Loser Fabi Shoes Montegranaro dropped to the fifth position with nine games lost. Benetton Treviso will face Cimberio Varese (#14) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. Fabi Shoes Montegranaro will play against Vanoli-Braga (#13) in Cremona.
Top scorers:
Benetton TV: D.Smith 18+6reb, D.Motiejunas 14+2reb+2ast, A.Gentile 13+4reb+2ast, B.Skinner 9+8reb+1ast, M.Bulleri 9+2reb+3ast, J.Wojciechovski 7+1reb+1ast
Fabi Shoes: A.Ray 15+3reb+2ast, A.Cinciarini 14+4reb+5ast, S.Ford 11+9reb, D.Ivanov 11+6reb, M.Antonutti 7+4reb, M.Canavesi 4+1reb
gschID: 96164


Bennet Cantu - Lottomatica 79-74

Rather predictable result when third ranked Bennet Cantu (13-5) won against at home 7th ranked Lottomatica Roma (8-10) 79-74 on Sunday. However just five-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. Lottomatica Roma trailed by 11 points at halftime and as many as 13 after three quarters before a 20-12 last quarter charge cut the deficit to 74-79 at the end of the game. Bennet Cantu shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 54.5 percentage. It was a good game for American guard Mike Green (185-85, college: Butler) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 18 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. Naturalized Uruguayan guard Nicolas Mazzarino (181-75, agency: Players Group) contributed with 16 points for the winners. Montenegrin forward Vladimir Dasic (207-88, agency: Beo Basket) replied with 15 points and 6 rebounds and Bosnian guard Nemanja Gordic (194-88) added 18 points (perfect from the field making all seven shots !!!) in the effort for Lottomatica Roma. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Bennet Cantu have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Armani MI. Loser Lottomatica Roma dropped to the eighth position with ten games lost. Bennet Cantu will face Banca Tercas (#15) in Teramo in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Lottomatica Roma will play at home against Air Avellino (#4).
Top scorers:
Bennet Cantu: M.Green 18+10reb+5ast, N.Mazzarino 16+2reb+3ast, B.Ortner 11+7reb+2ast, M.Leunen 11+3reb+3ast, V.Micov 8+2reb+1ast, M.Mian 7
Lottomatica: N.Gordic 18+3reb+1ast, V.Dasic 15+6reb+3ast, L.Datome 12+5reb+1ast, C.Smith 11+1reb+2ast, A.Traore 6+1reb, D.Washington 5+1reb+3ast
gschID: 96165


Scavolini PS - Pepsi Caserta 83-82

A very interesting game took place in Pesaro. It ended with only one-point defeat on the road of 8th ranked Pepsi Caserta (8-10) to ninth ranked Scavolini Pesaro (9-9) 83-82 on Sunday evening. Scavolini Pesaro shot 60.9 percent from the field and made 19-of-22 charity shots (86.4 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was Puerto Rican guard Guillermo Diaz (188-85, college: Miami (FL)) who scored 19 points. Lithuanian power forward Tautvydas Lydeka (208-83) chipped in 9 points and 6 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was the former international guard Fabio Di Bella (187-78) who recorded 19 points and 6 rebounds and American forward Jumaine Jones (202-79, college: Georgia) added 13 points and 5 rebounds respectively. Four Scavolini Pesaro and five Pepsi Caserta players scored in double figures. Scavolini Pesaro moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Fabi Shoes and CS Bologna. Pepsi Caserta at the other side keeps the eighth position with ten games lost. Scavolini Pesaro's next round opponent will be CS Bologna (#6) on the road. Pepsi Caserta will play against the league's leader Montepaschi Siena.
Top scorers:
Scavolini PS: G.Diaz 19+2reb+3ast, A.Collins 15, M.Almond 11+4reb, N.Aleksandrov 11+2reb, T.Lydeka 9+6reb+1ast, M.Cusin 6+3reb+1ast
Pepsi Caserta: F.Di Bella 19+6reb+1ast, J.Jones 13+5reb+1ast, L.Garri 12+2reb+1ast, E.Williams 10+5reb+1ast, E.Ere 10+1reb, T.Bowers 10+3reb+3ast
gschID: 96162




Standings - Lega 2
Lega2 Standings
 1. Umana Reyer 15-4 
 2. Fastweb CM 14-5 
 3. Snaidero UD 13-6 
 4. Immobiliare SR 12-7 
 5. Sunrise Scafati 12-7 
 6. Barcellona 12-7 
 7. Prima Veroli 11-8 
 8. Aget Imola 9-10 
 9. Tuscany PT 9-10 
 10. N.Ferrara 8-11 
 11. Fileni BPA 8-11 
 12. Assigeco 7-12 
 13. Tezenis Verona 7-12 
 14. Trenkwalder 6-13 
 15. San Severo 5-14 
 16. Forli 4-15 


Standings - SerieA
SerieA Standings
 1. Montepaschi 17-1 
 2. Bennet Cantu 13-5 
 3. Armani MI 13-5 
 4. Air AV 10-8 
 5. Fabi Shoes 9-9 
 6. CS Bologna 9-9 
 7. Scavolini PS 9-9 
 8. Pepsi Caserta 8-10 
 9. Lottomatica 8-10 
 10. Dinamo Sassari 8-10 
 11. Angelico BI 8-10 
 12. Benetton TV 8-10 
 13. Vanoli CR 7-11 
 14. Cimberio VA 7-11 
 15. Banca Tercas 5-13 
 16. Enel Brindisi 5-13 


Stats Leaders - SerieA
Points Per Game
 James WHITE
  Dinamo Sassari
  (198-G-84)
  Avg: 20.8
 1. White, Dinamo Sassari20.8 
 2. Ford, Fabi Shoes16.6 
 3. Roberson, Enel B.16.5 
 4. Zoroski, Banca T.16.2 
 5. Thomas, Air AV16.1 
 6. Dean, Air AV15.7 
 7. Winston, CS Bo.15.7 
 8. Milic, Vanoli CR15.4 
 9. Goss, Cimberio VA15.3 
 10. Rowland, Vanoli CR15.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Sharrod FORD
  Fabi Shoes
  (206-F/C-82)
  Avg: 11.1
 1. Ford, Fabi Shoes11.1 
 2. Jones, Pepsi C.8.7 
 3. Davis, Banca Tercas8.6 
 4. Homan, CS Bologna8.6 
 5. Troutman, Air AV8.3 
 6. Ivanov, Fabi Shoes8.2 
 7. Lang, Enel Brindisi7.8 
 8. Suton, Angelico BI7.6 
 9. Hunter, Dinamo S.7.3 
 10. Szewczyk, Air AV7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Marques GREEN
  Air AV
  (170-G-82)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Green, Air AV6.7 
 2. Diener, Dinamo S.4.4 
 3. Goss, Cimberio VA4.3 
 4. Sosa, Angelico BI4.2 
 5. Zoroski, Banca T.4.2 
 6. Rowland, Vanoli CR4.1 
 7. Collins, Scavolin.4.0 
 8. Markovic, Benetton.3.7 
 9. Green, Bennet Cantu3.6 
 10. Dixon, Enel Brindisi3.2 
Steals Per Game
 James WHITE
  Dinamo Sassari
  (198-G-84)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. White, Dinamo Sassari2.8 
 2. Di Bella, Pepsi C.2.7 
 3. Rowland, Vanoli CR2.7 
 4. Troutman, Air AV2.7 
 5. Hackett, Scavolin.2.7 
 6. Thomas, Air AV2.6 
 7. Dedovic, Lottomat.2.6 
 8. McCalebb, Montepas.2.5 
 9. Collins, Scavolin.2.5 
 10. Green, Air AV2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Sharrod FORD
  Fabi Shoes
  (206-F/C-82)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Ford, Fabi Shoes2.6 
 2. Toure, Enel Brindisi1.4 
 3. Crosariol, Lottomat.1.3 
 4. Hunter, Dinamo S.1.2 
 5. Smith, Benetton TV1.1 
 6. Drozdov, Vanoli CR1.0 
 7. Polonara, Banca T.1.0 
 8. Lang, Enel Brindisi1.0 
 9. Homan, CS Bologna0.9 
 10. Smith, Lottomatica0.9 


Stats Leaders - Lega2
Points Per Game
 Trent WHITING
  Aget Imola
  (185-G-76)
  Avg: 23.6
 1. Whiting, Aget Imola23.6 
 2. Crispin, Barcellona21.8 
 3. Jackson, Prima Veroli20.6 
 4. Ebi, Aget Imola20.0 
 5. Clark, Umana Reyer20.0 
 6. Gordon, Forli18.7 
 7. Marigney, Assigeco17.7 
 8. Roderick, Immobi.17.6 
 9. Slay, Umana Reyer17.4 
 10. Hunter, Sunrise .16.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ndudi EBI
  Aget Imola
  (206-F-84)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Ebi, Aget Imola9.3 
 2. Varnado, Tuscany PT9.1 
 3. Filloy, Immobili.8.3 
 4. Lollis, Immobili.8.3 
 5. Boykin, Assigeco8.1 
 6. Dordei, Snaidero UD7.9 
 7. Dickens, San Severo7.9 
 8. Johnson, San Severo7.8 
 9. Waleskowski, Tezeni.7.8 
 10. Gordon, Forli7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Joseph CRISPIN
  Barcellona
  (186-G-79)
  Avg: 4.9
 1. Crispin, Barcellona4.9 
 2. Porta, Tezenis .4.7 
 3. Clark, Umana Reyer3.8 
 4. Whiting, Aget Imola3.8 
 5. Farabello, N.Fer.3.8 
 6. Mathis, Snaidero.3.7 
 7. Hickman, Fastw.3.6 
 8. Forte, Tuscany PT3.5 
 9. Levin, Sunrise .3.5 
 10. Childress, San S.3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Terrence RODERICK
  Immobiliare SR
  (195-G/F-88)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Roderick, Immobi.3.3 
 2. Hunter, Sunrise .3.0 
 3. Ebi, Aget Imola2.8 
 4. Achara, Barcellona2.7 
 5. Williams, Snaidero.2.6 
 6. Ndoja, N.Ferrara2.5 
 7. Davis, Sunrise .2.5 
 8. Scarone, Immobili.2.4 
 9. Radulovic, Sunris.2.4 
 10. Farabello, N.Fer.2.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Jarvis VARNADO
  Tuscany PT
  (206-F-88)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Varnado, Tuscany PT2.9 
 2. Ebi, Aget Imola1.4 
 3. Maggioli, Fileni B.1.1 
 4. Achara, Barcellona1.0 
 5. Trepagnier, Tezeni.0.8 
 6. Boykin, Assigeco0.8 
 7. Frosini, Trenkwalder0.7 
 8. Cutolo, San Severo0.7 
 9. Kotti, N.Ferrara0.7 
 10. Cervi, Trenkwalder0.7 


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Standings - BJ League
BJ League Standings
Eastern
 1. Hamamatsu P. 26-2 
 2. Sendai 89ers 17-10 
 3. Niigata Albirex 14-13 
 4. Tokyo Apache 13-10 
 5. Saitama Bron. 11-18 
 6. Akita 10-19 
 7. Toyama Grouses 9-18 
Western
 1. Shiga Lakestars 19-10 
 2. Osaka Evessa 18-11 
 3. Fukuoka Rizing 18-13 
 4. Okinawa GK 17-12 
 5. Kyoto Hannaryz 14-15 
 6. Oita H.Devils 14-17 
 7. Shimane 11-18 
 8. Miyazaki 8-21 
 9. Takamatsu FA 8-21 


Stats Leaders - JBL Superleague
Points Per Game
 Jai LEWIS
  Hokkaido
  (201-F-83)
  Avg: 20.1
 1. Lewis, Hokkaido20.1 
 2. Kawamura, Tochigi .20.0 
 3. Orimo, Hokkaido17.3 
 4. Sakuragi, Aishin16.4 
 5. Forehan-K., Aishin16.2 
 6. Takeuchi, Aishin16.0 
 7. Kinoshita, Panasonic15.1 
 8. Hale, Mitsubishi15.0 
 9. O''Bannon, Toshiba14.9 
 10. Smith, Hitachi S.14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Joji TAKEUCHI
  Hitachi S.
  (206-C-85)
  Avg: 12.2
 1. Takeuchi, Hitachi S.12.2 
 2. Takeuchi, Aishin11.3 
 3. Lewis, Hokkaido10.1 
 4. Gibbs, Toyota8.6 
 5. Sakuragi, Aishin8.3 
 6. O''Bannon, Toshiba7.5 
 7. Hale, Mitsubishi7.3 
 8. Ricci, Toyota7.0 
 9. Violette, Toshiba6.9 
 10. Custis, Panasonic6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Hidenori KASHIWAKURA
  Hokkaido
  (174-G-80)
  Avg: 3.9
 1. Kashiwakura, Hokka.3.9 
 2. Kashiwagi, Aishin3.8 
 3. Kinoshita, Panasonic3.8 
 4. Sakuragi, Aishin3.8 
 5. Igarashi, Mitsubishi3.7 
 6. Tabuse, Tochigi .3.4 
 7. Yamada, Hokkaido3.2 
 8. Sakurai, Hokkaido3.1 
 9. Miyanga, Toshiba2.9 
 10. Nishimura, Hitachi S.2.7 
Steals Per Game
 Shinsuke KASHIWAGI
  Aishin
  (183-G-81)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Kashiwagi, Aishin2.2 
 2. Lewis, Hokkaido1.7 
 3. Sakurai, Hokkaido1.5 
 4. Hirose, Panasonic1.5 
 5. Forehan-K., Aishin1.4 
 6. Custis, Panasonic1.2 
 7. Kinoshita, Panasonic1.2 
 8. Tabuse, Tochigi .1.2 
 9. Frahm, Aishin1.2 
 10. Kashiwakura, Hokka.1.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Kosuke TAKEUCHI
  Aishin
  (205-C/F-85)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Takeuchi, Aishin1.5 
 2. Ricci, Toyota1.4 
 3. Takeuchi, Hitachi S.1.0 
 4. Lewis, Hokkaido0.9 
 5. Lett, Mitsubishi0.9 
 6. Aono, Panasonic0.9 
 7. Yamada, Hokkaido0.7 
 8. Custis, Panasonic0.6 
 9. Takahashi, Toyota0.6 
 10. Hale, Mitsubishi0.6 


Standings - JBL
JBL Standings
 1. Aishin 21-7 
 2. Panasonic 19-9 
 3. Toyota 18-10 
 4. Toshiba 14-14 
 5. Hitachi S. 13-15 
 6. Tochigi Brex 10-18 
 7. Mitsubishi 9-19 
 8. Hokkaido 8-20 


BJ League Round 30: Hamamatsu Phoenix beats Niigata Albirex in overtime - by Eurobasket News
There were many interesting games last round. The round ended with few extra overtimes and favorites losing the games.

Third-ranked Niigata Albirex (14-13) made lots of trouble for first ranked Hamamatsu Phoenix (26-2) on Saturday. The visitors from Mikawa managed to secure only three-point victory 84-81. However their fans expected easier game. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Niigata Albirex won fourth quarter 21-13. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening, at least not yet. The game turned upside-down in the last quarter, where Niigata Albirex used huge pressure winning it 21-13 getting a tie at the end of regular time. They lost eventually overtime period 9-12. Hamamatsu Phoenix forced 19 Niigata Albirex turnovers. 25 personal fouls committed by Niigata Albirex helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American guard Jermaine Dixon (191-87, college: Pittsburgh) who scored 21 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). The other American import forward Jeffrey Parmer (203-85, college: Florida Atlantic) chipped in 11 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was Trinidad and Tobago power forward Julius Ashby (205-82, college: Colorado) who recorded a double-double by scoring 23 points and 12 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Hamamatsu Phoenix have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 26-2 record. Niigata Albirex at the other side keeps the third place with 13 games lost. Hamamatsu Phoenix will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Niigata Albirex will play again at home against the league's leader Hamamatsu Phoenix in Mikawa and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Eighth-ranked Miyazaki Shining Suns (8-21) made lots of trouble for sixth ranked Oita Heat Devils (14-17). Oita Heat Devils managed to secure only two-point victory 84-82. However their fans expected easier game. It was a good game for American forward Damian Johnson (201-87, college: Minnesota, agency: Edge Sports) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 15 rebounds. Taj Finger contributed with 18 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals for the winners. American forward Brandon Cole (203-84, college: Xavier, agency: Global Sports Plaza) replied with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds for Miyazaki Shining Suns. Oita Heat Devils maintains sixth position with 14-17 record. Miyazaki Shining Suns at the other side keep the eighth place with 21 games lost. They share the position with Takamatsu FA. Oita Heat Devils will again play against Miyazaki Shining Suns (#9) at home in the next round. Miyazaki Shining Suns will have a break next round.
A very close game took place in Sendai between Sendai 89ers and Okinawa GK. Second ranked Sendai 89ers (17-10) got a very close home victory over 3rd ranked Okinawa GK (17-12). Sendai 89ers managed to escape with a 1-point win 91-90 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Okinawa GK. The game was dominated by American players. Michael Bell had a double-double by scoring 26 points and 11 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners. Sendai 89ers' coach Honoo Hamaguchi used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. The best for the losing side was Carlos Dixon with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists. Sendai 89ers maintains second position with 17-10 record having ten points less than leader Shiga Lakestars. Loser Okinawa GK dropped to the fourth place with 12 games lost. Sendai 89ers will again meet at home Okinawa GK (#4) in the next round. Okinawa GK will have a break next round.
Very important is a road loss of second ranked Osaka Evessa (18-11) against fourth ranked Fukuoka Rizing (18-13) on Saturday night. Visiting Osaka Evessa was defeated by Fukuoka Rizing in a tough game in Fukuoka 61-65. The game was also dominated by American players. Michael Parker notched a double-double by scoring 21 points and 11 rebounds to lead the effort. Fukuoka Rizing's coach Tadaharu Ogawa allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Fukuoka Rizing have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place. Osaka Evessa at the other side keeps the second position with 11 games lost. Fukuoka Rizing's next round opponent will be again league's second-placed Osaka Evessa at home and it will be for sure the game of the week.
Leader Shiga Lakestars delivered the nineteenth victory on Saturday night. This time they crushed 7th ranked Shimane Magic (11-18) 78-56. The best player for the winners was Gary Hamilton who scored 5 points and 26 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. Shiga Lakestars have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 19-10 record. Shimane Magic lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the fifth place with 18 games lost. Shiga Lakestars will face again Shimane Magic (#7) at home in the next round where they are favorite.

Rest of the games of round 30 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Toyama Grouses defeated Saitama Bron. in a road game 95-80. Kyoto Hannaryz was beaten by Tokyo Apache at home 102-115. Takamatsu FA was destroyed by Akita on the opponent's court 80-54.
The best stats of 30th round was 21 points, 14 rebounds and 6 assists by Wendell White of Kyoto Hannaryz.


Niigata Albirex - Hamamatsu P. 81-84 OT

Third-ranked Niigata Albirex (14-13) made lots of trouble for first ranked Hamamatsu Phoenix (26-2) on Saturday. The visitors from Mikawa managed to secure only three-point victory 84-81. However their fans expected easier game. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Niigata Albirex won fourth quarter 21-13. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening, at least not yet. The game turned upside-down in the last quarter, where Niigata Albirex used huge pressure winning it 21-13 getting a tie at the end of regular time. They lost eventually overtime period 9-12. Hamamatsu Phoenix forced 19 Niigata Albirex turnovers. 25 personal fouls committed by Niigata Albirex helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American guard Jermaine Dixon (191-87, college: Pittsburgh) who scored 21 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). The other American import forward Jeffrey Parmer (203-85, college: Florida Atlantic) chipped in 11 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was Trinidad and Tobago power forward Julius Ashby (205-82, college: Colorado) who recorded a double-double by scoring 23 points and 12 rebounds and American forward Nick DeWitz (203-82, college: Oregon St.) added 24 points and 7 rebounds respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Hamamatsu Phoenix have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 26-2 record. Niigata Albirex at the other side keeps the third place with 13 games lost. Hamamatsu Phoenix will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Niigata Albirex will play again at home against the league's leader Hamamatsu Phoenix in Mikawa and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hamamatsu P.: J.Dixon 21+3reb+3ast, W.Arnold 17+4reb+2ast, R.Nixon 13+7reb+1ast, J.Parmer 11+7reb+6ast, K.Ohta 7+4reb+3ast, D.Larkai 6+4reb
Niigata Albirex: N.DeWitz 24+7reb, J.Ashby 23+12reb+1ast, N.Takushi 12+5reb+4ast, W.Veasley 11+6reb+1ast, I.Konare 4+2reb, Z.Andrews 4+5reb+1ast
gschID: 105948


Saitama Bron. - Toyama Grouses 80-95

There was a minor upset when 5th ranked Saitama Broncos (11-18) were defeated at home by seventh ranked Toyama Grouses (9-18) 95-80 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 58-42 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Toyama Grouses outrebounded Saitama Broncos 45-30 including 33 on the defensive glass. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Toyama Grouses made 7 blocks. Saitama Broncos were plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American swingman Brian Harper (208-85, college: Paine) who had a double-double by scoring 30 points and 10 rebounds. Guard Takeshi Mito (184-85) chipped in 16 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Four Toyama Grouses players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Kenny Satterfield (188-81, college: Cincinnati) who recorded 25 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists and his fellow American import center George Leach (210-81, college: Indiana) added 20 points and 9 rebounds respectively. Toyama Grouses maintains seventh position with 9-18 record. Saitama Broncos lost third consecutive game. They keep the fifth place with 18 games lost. Toyama Grouses will have a break next round. Saitama Broncos will play again at home against Toyama Grouses (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Toyama Grouses: B.Harper 30+10reb+3ast, J.Davis 17+3reb+2ast, T.Mito 16+5reb+5ast, M.Kyle 10+14reb+1ast, T.Yamashiro 7+1reb+4ast, H.Johnson 5+4reb
Saitama Bron.: K.Satterfield 25+8reb+5ast, G.Leach 20+9reb+1ast, Y.Kitamuki 10+1ast, D.Terashita 8+3reb+2ast, G.Klaiber 6+6reb+1ast, H.Shishito 4+2ast
gschID: 105949


Shiga Lakestars - Shimane 78-56

Leader Shiga Lakestars delivered the nineteenth victory on Saturday night. This time they crushed 7th ranked Shimane Magic (11-18) 78-56. The game was mostly controlled by Shiga Lakestars. Shimane Magic was better in fourth quarter 21-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Shiga Lakestars shot 18 for 26 from the free-throw line, while Shimane Magic only scored one point from the stripe. They outrebounded Shimane Magic 51-37 including a 36-24 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was American power forward Gary Hamilton (208-84, college: Miami (FL)) who scored 5 points and 26 rebounds. The other American import center Ray Schafer (213-83, college: Oregon) chipped in 21 points and 9 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American center Jeral Davis (216-84) who recorded 11 points and 8 rebounds and American-Mexican guard Forrest Fisher (193-84, agency: GOTathletes) added 9 points respectively. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Shiga Lakestars have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 19-10 record. Shimane Magic lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the fifth place with 18 games lost. Shiga Lakestars will face again Shimane Magic (#7) at home in the next round where they are favorite.
Top scorers:
Shiga Lakestars: R.Schafer 21+9reb+1ast, L.Rice 12+3reb+1ast, Y.Okada 10+1reb+1ast, M.Joho 9+3reb, 9+7reb+2ast, S.Ogawa 7
Shimane: J.Davis 11+8reb, W.Caudle 10+3reb, F.Fisher 9+4reb+3ast, T.Evans 8+5reb+2ast, T.Ishizaki 5+2reb+1ast, T.Yokoo 4+2reb
gschID: 105950


Kyoto Hannaryz - Tokyo Apache 102-115

The game between closely ranked teams ended with fourth ranked Tokyo Apache's (13-10) road victory over 5th ranked Kyoto Hannaryz (14-15) 115-102 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 4 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 1-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 115-102. Tokyo Apache made 28-of-37 free shots (75.7 percent) during the game. Kyoto Hannaryz was plagued by 29 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was swingman Junpei Nakama (193-83) who scored 32 points. Guard Cohey Aoki (167-80) chipped in 20 points and 4 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Wendell White (198-84, college: UNLV) who recorded a double-double by scoring 21 points, 14 rebounds and 6 assists (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and his fellow American import guard Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf (186-69, college: LSU) added 23 points and 5 assists respectively. Five Tokyo Apache and four Kyoto Hannaryz players scored in double figures. Kyoto Hannaryz's coach Ano Kazuhito rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Tokyo Apache have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 13-10 record. Loser Kyoto Hannaryz keeps the fifth place with 15 games lost. Tokyo Apache will have a break next round. Kyoto Hannaryz will play again at home against Tokyo Apache (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Tokyo Apache: J.Nakama 32+3reb+1ast, C.Aoki 20+1reb+4ast, B.Eaton 15+8reb+1ast, M.Chappell 13+7reb+1ast, R.Swift 13+7reb+1ast, J.Tyler 12+5reb+2ast
Kyoto Hannaryz: M.Abdul-Rauf 23+3reb+5ast, W.White 21+14reb+6ast, R.Warren 16+8reb+2ast, T.Kawabe 12+3reb, N.Nakamura 8+3reb+1ast, Y.Inoue 6+2reb
gschID: 105951


Fukuoka Rizing - Osaka Evessa 65-61

Very important is a road loss of second ranked Osaka Evessa (18-11) against fourth ranked Fukuoka Rizing (18-13) on Saturday night. Visiting Osaka Evessa was defeated by Fukuoka Rizing in a tough game in Fukuoka 61-65. It looked good early as Osaka Evessa took an 10-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Fukuoka Rizing took control and eventually winning the game that evening by 4 points. They also forced 23 Osaka Evessa turnovers. Strangely Osaka Evessa outrebounded Fukuoka Rizing 43-30 including a 31-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. The game was also dominated by American players. Swingman Michael Parker (200-81, college: Evergreen St.) notched a double-double by scoring 21 points and 11 rebounds to lead the effort and forward Jartavious Henderson (203-87, college: Memphis) supported him with 15 points and 5 rebounds. Fukuoka Rizing's coach Tadaharu Ogawa allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Even a double-double of 20 points and 10 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) by center Wayne Marshall (211-86, college: Temple) did not help to save the game for Osaka Evessa. Forward Lawrence Blackledge (203-86, college: Marquette) added 11 points and 15 rebounds. Fukuoka Rizing have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place. Osaka Evessa at the other side keeps the second position with 11 games lost. Fukuoka Rizing's next round opponent will be again league's second-placed Osaka Evessa at home and it will be for sure the game of the week.
Top scorers:
Fukuoka Rizing: M.Parker 21+11reb+3ast, J.Henderson 15+5reb, M.Kano 9+1reb+1ast, J.Nakanishi 7+5reb+3ast, T.Cordeiro 4+2reb+3ast, N.Murry 4+4reb+3ast
Osaka Evessa: W.Marshall 20+10reb, W.Knight 15+8reb+3ast, L.Blackledge 11+15reb+3ast, J.Klotz 8+4reb, H.Takada 5+3reb+3ast, D.Tamura 2+1ast
gschID: 105952


Oita H.Devils - Miyazaki 84-82 OT

Eighth-ranked Miyazaki Shining Suns (8-21) made lots of trouble for sixth ranked Oita Heat Devils (14-17). Oita Heat Devils managed to secure only two-point victory 84-82. However their fans expected easier game. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 23-16. But Miyazaki Shining Suns won second period 15-10. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening, at least not yet. The game turned upside-down in the last quarter, where Miyazaki Shining Suns used huge pressure winning it 29-25 getting a tie at the end of regular time. They lost eventually overtime period 4-6. Oita Heat Devils dominated down low during the game scoring 70 of its points in the paint compared to Miyazaki Shining Suns' 38. They outrebounded Miyazaki Shining Suns 48-37 including 16 on the offensive glass. Oita Heat Devils players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. It was a good game for American forward Damian Johnson (201-87, college: Minnesota, agency: Edge Sports) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 15 rebounds. The other American import forward Taj Finger (203-86) contributed with a double-double by scoring 18 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals for the winners. American forward Brandon Cole (203-84, college: Xavier, agency: Global Sports Plaza) replied with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds and guard Taishiro Shimizu (183-81) added 17 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Miyazaki Shining Suns. Four Oita Heat Devils and five Miyazaki Shining Suns players scored in double figures. Oita Heat Devils maintains sixth position with 14-17 record. Miyazaki Shining Suns at the other side keep the eighth place with 21 games lost. They share the position with Takamatsu FA. Oita Heat Devils will again play against Miyazaki Shining Suns (#9) at home in the next round. Miyazaki Shining Suns will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Oita H.Devils: D.Johnson 18+15reb+3ast, K.Sato 18+3reb+2ast, T.Finger 18+11reb+4ast, C.Tate 16+9reb, M.Lottich 6+4reb+2ast, K.Mitomo 4+3reb+6ast
Miyazaki: T.Shimizu 17+6reb+2ast, E.Palmer 16+7reb, B.Cole 15+11reb+2ast, J.Manuel 13+8reb+4ast, T.Ito 13+2reb+3ast, Y.Kojima 6+1reb
gschID: 105953


Akita - Takamatsu FA 80-54

Rather expected game when 9th ranked Takamatsu FA (8-21) was rolled over on the road by sixth ranked Akita Happinets (10-19) 80-54 on Saturday. The game without a history. Akita Happinets led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Akita Happinets outrebounded Takamatsu FA 49-34 including a 41-27 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was Nigerian forward Ayodokun Akingbade (207-84, college: George Washington) who had a double-double by scoring 10 points and 21 rebounds. American forward Paul Butorac (208-83, college: E.Washington) chipped in a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field). Four Akita Happinets players scored in double figures. Akita Happinets' coach Robert Pierce felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Rasheed Sparks (190-77, college: Morgan St.) who recorded a double-double by scoring 12 points and 13 rebounds and his fellow American import forward Jefferey Price (203-85, college: Miss.Valley St.) added 11 points and 9 rebounds respectively. Akita Happinets maintains sixth position with 10-19 record. Loser Takamatsu FA dropped to the eighth place with 21 games lost. Akita Happinets will face again Takamatsu FA (#8) at home in the next round.
Top scorers:
Akita: P.Butorac 20+10reb, S.Henry 14+6reb+6ast, A.Akingbade 10+21reb, M.Sawaguchi 10+1ast, A.Burks 7+3reb+3ast, Y.Nobihura 7+2ast
Takamatsu FA: R.Sparks 12+13reb+2ast, T.Farley 11+6reb+2ast, J.Price 11+9reb+1ast, M.Suzuki 8+2reb+2ast, S.Takada 5+1reb+1ast, S.Takeda 3
gschID: 105946


Sendai 89ers - Okinawa GK 91-90

A very close game took place in Sendai between Sendai 89ers and Okinawa GK. Second ranked Sendai 89ers (17-10) got a very close home victory over 3rd ranked Okinawa GK (17-12). Sendai 89ers managed to escape with a 1-point win 91-90 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Okinawa GK. The hosts trailed by 3 points after three quarters before their 26-22 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Sendai 89ers looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. The game was dominated by American players. Forward Michael Bell (206-82, college: Florida Atlantic) had a double-double by scoring 26 points and 11 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and guard Mac Hopson (188-87, college: Idaho) chipped in 22 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists during the contest. Sendai 89ers' coach Honoo Hamaguchi used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. The best for the losing side was swingman Carlos Dixon (202-81, college: Virginia Tech, agency: Strategic Sports) with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists and center Jeff Newton (205-81, college: Indiana) scored 23 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 blocks. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Sendai 89ers maintains second position with 17-10 record having ten points less than leader Shiga Lakestars. Loser Okinawa GK dropped to the fourth place with 12 games lost. Sendai 89ers will again meet at home Okinawa GK (#4) in the next round. Okinawa GK will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Sendai 89ers: M.Bell 26+11reb+3ast, M.Hopson 22+5reb+7ast, C.Holm 13+9reb+4ast, H.Kusaka 13+2reb+3ast, K.Takahashi 6+2reb+4ast, T.Komoda 4
Okinawa GK: J.Newton 23+5reb+5ast, C.Dixon 20+12reb+5ast, A.Kuso 15+4reb, S.Kinjo 12+1reb+2ast, N.Kosuge 9+1reb+2ast, T.Yonamine 7+8reb+4ast
gschID: 105947




JBL Round 28: #1 Aishin Sea Horses are defeated by Toyota Alvark - by Eurobasket News
The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Aishin Sea Horses (21-7) in Kariya on Sunday night. Hosts were defeated by third ranked Toyota Alvark (18-10) 62-51. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Aishin Sea Horses. The guests trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 39-24 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Philip Ricci (202-80, college: Oregon St.) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 10 points, 14 rebounds and 4 blocks and the former international forward Michael Takahashi (198-74, college: Cal.St. Northridge) who added 7 points and 9 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side the former international power forward Kosuke Takeuchi (205-85) responded with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 11 rebounds. Toyota Alvark maintains third position with 18-10 record having just three points less than leader Aishin. Aishin Sea Horses at the other side still keep top place with seven games lost. Toyota Alvark are looking forward to face bottom-ranked Hokkaido (#8) in Saporro in the next round where they are favorite. Aishin Sea Horses will play on the road against the league's second-placed Panasonic Trians (#2) in Osaka and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Tochigi was also worth to mention about. Fourth ranked Toshiba Thunders (14-14) played at the court of 6th ranked Tochigi Brex (10-18). Toshiba Thunders managed to secure a 9-point victory 86-77. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Tochigi Brex. The winners were led by American forward Charles O'Bannon (198-75, college: UCLA) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 19 points and 17 rebounds and Cory Violette supported him with 14 points and 5 rebounds. Even 30 points by international guard Takuya Kawamura (193-86) did not help to save the game for Tochigi Brex. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Toshiba Thunders maintains fourth position with 14-14 record. Defending champion Tochigi Brex keeps the sixth place with 18 games lost. Toshiba Thunders will play against Mitsubishi Dolphins (#7) in Nagoya in the next round. Tochigi Brex will play on the road against Hitachi Sunrockers in Osaka and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last two games of round 28 Mitsubishi lost to Hitachi S. on the opponent's court 57-66. Panasonic managed to outperform Hokkaido in a home game 75-70.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 22 points and 10 rebounds by Fumihiko Aono of Panasonic.


Tochigi Brex - Toshiba 77-86

The game in Tochigi was also worth to mention about. Fourth ranked Toshiba Thunders (14-14) played at the court of 6th ranked Tochigi Brex (10-18). Toshiba Thunders managed to secure a 9-point victory 86-77. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Tochigi Brex. The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 20-10. But Tochigi Brex won second period 24-20. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Tochigi Brex was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. The winners were led by American forward Charles O'Bannon (198-75, college: UCLA) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 19 points and 17 rebounds and the other American import power forward Cory Violette (203-82, college: Gonzaga) supported him with 14 points and 5 rebounds. Even 30 points by international guard Takuya Kawamura (193-86) did not help to save the game for Tochigi Brex. The former international guard Yuta Tabuse (173-80, college: BYU-Hawaii) added 16 points and 4 assists for lost side. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Toshiba Thunders maintains fourth position with 14-14 record. Defending champion Tochigi Brex keeps the sixth place with 18 games lost. Toshiba Thunders will play against Mitsubishi Dolphins (#7) in Nagoya in the next round. Tochigi Brex will play on the road against Hitachi Sunrockers in Osaka and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Toshiba: C.O'Bannon 19+17reb+1ast, C.Violette 14+5reb, Y.Uda 12+1reb, Y.Kagami 9+2reb, E.Sou 8+3reb, H.Ono 6+1ast
Tochigi Brex: T.Kawamura 30+4reb+1ast, Y.Tabuse 16+3reb+4ast, T.Newton 9+6reb+1ast, M.Kataoka 7+2reb+2ast, S.Merritt 6+6reb, H.Omiya 4+4reb+1ast
gschID: 119805


Hitachi S. - Mitsubishi 66-57

Rather expected game in Osaka where 7th ranked Mitsubishi Dolphins (9-19) were defeated by fifth ranked Hitachi Sunrockers (13-15) 66-57. Mitsubishi Dolphins were tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. The winners were led by the former international center Joji Takeuchi (206-85) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 16 points, 15 rebounds and 5 assists and guard Fumio Nishimura (177-86) supported him with 16 points. Even 13 points by guard Kazuyuki Nakagawa (180-82) did not help to save the game for Mitsubishi Dolphins. The former international guard Kei Igarashi (180-80) added 17 points for lost side. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Hitachi Sunrockers have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain fifth position with 13-15 record. Mitsubishi Dolphins lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventh place with 19 games lost. Hitachi Sunrockers will play against Tochigi Brex (#6) at home in the next round. Mitsubishi Dolphins will play against Toshiba Thunders in Kanagawa and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Hitachi S.: J.Takeuchi 16+15reb+5ast, F.Nishimura 16+2reb+1ast, D.Kobayashi 7+2reb, T.Smith 6+4reb, H.Ueyama 6, A.Aboya 6+1reb+1ast
Mitsubishi: K.Igarashi 17+1reb+1ast, K.Nakagawa 13+4reb+3ast, W.Brown-Matsushima 9+10reb, O.Lett 6+8reb+4ast, Y.Ueta 5+2reb, J.Kurino-Dews 4+3reb
gschID: 119806


Aishin - Toyota 51-62

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Aishin Sea Horses (21-7) in Kariya on Sunday night. Hosts were defeated by third ranked Toyota Alvark (18-10) 62-51. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Aishin Sea Horses. The guests trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 39-24 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Philip Ricci (202-80, college: Oregon St.) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 10 points, 14 rebounds and 4 blocks and the former international forward Michael Takahashi (198-74, college: Cal.St. Northridge) who added 7 points and 9 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side the former international power forward Kosuke Takeuchi (205-85) responded with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 11 rebounds and the former international center J.R. Sakuragi (206-76, college: UCLA) scored 12 points and 5 assists. Toyota Alvark maintains third position with 18-10 record having just three points less than leader Aishin. Aishin Sea Horses at the other side still keep top place with seven games lost. Toyota Alvark are looking forward to face bottom-ranked Hokkaido (#8) in Saporro in the next round where they are favorite. Aishin Sea Horses will play on the road against the league's second-placed Panasonic Trians (#2) in Osaka and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Toyota: T.Shonaka 14+2reb, P.Ricci 10+14reb+2ast, T.Watanabe 10+3reb, T.Kumagai 8+6reb+1ast, Y.Okada 8+4ast, M.Takahashi 7+9reb+1ast
Aishin: K.Takeuchi 14+11reb+1ast, J.Sakuragi 12+3reb+5ast, R.Forehan-Kelly 11+6reb+1ast, R.Frahm 5+4reb, S.Kashiwagi 4+5reb, S.Asayama 3+1reb
gschID: 119807


Panasonic - Hokkaido 75-70

Very predictable result in Osaka where second ranked Panasonic Trians (19-9) defeated bottom-ranked Hokkaido (8-20) 75-70. However just five-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 25-19. But Hokkaido won second period 15-13. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The winners were led by the former international center Fumihiko Aono (210-78) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 22 points and 10 rebounds and international guard Kenta Hirose (193-85) supported him with 10 points and 6 rebounds. Even 13 points and 7 rebounds by American forward Jai Lewis (201-83, college: George Mason, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement) did not help to save the game for Hokkaido. The former international guard Takehiko Orimo (190-70) added 14 points for lost side. Five Hokkaido players scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Panasonic Trians maintains second position with 19-9 record having just two points less than leader Aishin. Hokkaido lost third consecutive game. They stay at the bottom place with 20 games lost. Panasonic Trians will play against league's leader Aishin Sea Horses in Kariya in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Hokkaido will play at home against Toyota Alvark (#3) in Fuchu and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Panasonic: F.Aono 22+10reb+2ast, A.Custis 12+6reb, K.Hirose 10+6reb+3ast, M.Nagayama 9+3reb+1ast, T.Hamada 8+2reb, H.Kinoshita 7+2reb+4ast
Hokkaido: T.Orimo 14+3reb+2ast, J.Lewis 13+7reb, R.Sakurai 12+2reb+2ast, C.Maraker 11+7reb, T.Abe 11+2reb+3ast, D.Noguchi 4+1reb+1ast
gschID: 119808




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  LIGA AMERICAS   


Standings
Liga Americas Standings
Group E
 1. Halc.Rojos 3-0 
 2. Capitanes 2-1 
 3. Penarol 1-2 
 4. Flamengo 0-3 
Group F
 1. BRB/Brasilia 0-0 
 2. Halc.Xalapa 0-0 
 3. Quimsa 0-0 
 4. Regatas C. 0-0 


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Blake WALKER
  Gigantes
  (196-G/F-82)
  Avg: 27
 1. Walker, Mavort27.0 
 2. Machado, Flamengo25.2 
 3. Giovannoni, BRB/B.23.7 
 4. Matthews, Defensor21.0 
 5. Ayuso, Capitanes20.8 
 6. Carter, Caneros20.7 
 7. Lo Grippo, Quimsa20.3 
 8. Garcia Moral., Halc.X.18.7 
 9. Romero, Espartanos18.7 
 10. Henning, Toros18.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jack Michael MARTINEZ
  Cocodrilos
  (203-F/C-81)
  Avg: 14.7
 1. Martinez, Cocodrilos14.7 
 2. Kvietek, Dep.Espa.13.0 
 3. Matthews, Defensor10.7 
 4. Jackson, Mavort10.3 
 5. Zilli, Sionista10.0 
 6. Henning, Toros9.3 
 7. Teichmann, Flame.9.0 
 8. Araujo, Dep.Espanol9.0 
 9. Giovannoni, BRB/B.8.7 
 10. Roe, Halc.Xalapa8.7 
Assists Per Game
 Nezinho DOS SANTOS
  BRB/Brasilia
  (186-G-81)
  Avg: 7
 1. dos Santos, BRB/B.7.0 
 2. Garcia, BR.6.7 
 3. Gonzalez, Defensor6.0 
 4. Franco, Sionista5.3 
 5. Mendez-V., Halc.Xal.5.0 
 6. Mazzaro, Quimsa5.0 
 7. Pagan, Toros5.0 
 8. Martinez, Regat.4.0 
 9. Elliott, Cocodrilos4.0 
 10. Treise, Quimsa4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Wilfredo PAGAN
  Toros
  (184-G-76)
  Avg: 3
 1. Pagan, Toros3.0 
 2. Garcia, Mavort3.0 
 3. Woodward, Defensor2.7 
 4. Montas, Caneros2.7 
 5. Teichmann, Flame.2.3 
 6. Garcia, BR.2.3 
 7. Campazzo, Penarol2.2 
 8. Machado, Flamengo2.2 
 9. Treise, Quimsa2.0 
 10. Hill, Halc.Rojos2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Adrian HENNING
  Toros
  (203-F-82)
  Avg: 3
 1. Henning, Toros3.0 
 2. Jackson, Mavort2.3 
 3. Hill, Halc.Rojos2.3 
 4. Kammerichs, Regat.2.0 
 5. Aubry, Capitanes2.0 
 6. Robinson, Halc..1.7 
 7. Mata, Halc.Xalapa1.7 
 8. Traylor, Halc.Xalapa1.7 
 9. Teichmann, Flame.1.5 
 10. Roe, Halc.Xalapa1.3 


Halcones Rojos and Capitanes de Arecibo reach Final Four - by Eurobasket News
Group E
Flamengo - Capitanes 85-87
Capitanes de Arecibo staged a late comeback to steal a narrow win over Flamengo in Liga Americas yesterday. Capitanes thus finished in the second place in Group E and advanced to Final Four. Flamengo ended the second stage winless. Flamengo entered the game without their charismatic leader Marcilnho Machado who was sidelined with injury. However David Teague (196-G-83, college: Purdue) came up for the Brazilian powerhouse to ensure a brave start for the Rio de Janeiro team. Flamengo posted a 26:20 lead after ten minutes. The margin grew at 8-point mark at halftime 49:41 as David Teague accounted for 18 points. Flamengo maintained the advantage as they headed into the fourth period up by 10 points 75:65. But Danilo Pinnock (196-G-83, agency: SportsTalent, college: George Washington) and Larry Ayuso (190-G-77, agency: Global Sports Plaza, college: USC) helped Capitanes to recover. The Puerto Rican team went on a desperate rally in the fourth stanza and finally leveled things up at 85. Larry Ayuso then nailed a jumper with one second to go in regulation to seal the crucial win for Capitanes. Danilo Pinnock and Larry Ayuso accounted for 20 points each for the winners. Daniel Santiago (216-C-76, agency: Priority Sports, college: N.Mexico) chipped in 13 points for Capitanes. David Teague responded with game-high 30 points for Flamengo. Eduardo Machado (195-G-82) and Guilherme Teichmann (204-F/C-83, college: Tulsa) had 16 points each in the loss.

Halc.Rojos - Penarol 77-68
Halcones Rojos recorded the third straight win in Liga Americas Group E. They held off Penarol to win the group and reached Final Four. Brandon Robinson (202-F-81, agency: Paris Global Sports, college: Auburn) stepped up with impressive 30 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Mexican team. Penarol in the meantime slipped at 1-2 record and fell out of contention. Penarol got to a slightly better start. They posted a 19:18 lead after ten minutes. Penarol maintained the advantage for some time in the second quarter but Brandon Robinson sparked a 7:0 run from Halcones as they grabbed 32:30 lead at the interval. Halcones Rojos increased the tempo in the third stanza. They cleared off to an 8-point distance in the third period. Penarol conceded 25 points in the fourth frame and had to surrender at the end. Jaime Lloreda (201-F/C-80, college: LSU) tallied 22 points, 10 boards and 5 assists for Halcones Rojos. Carlos Rivera (187-G-83, agency: Paris Global Sports, college: Hofstra) and Paul Stoll (178-G-85) added 7 points each. Kyle Lamonte (191-G-84, agency: KMG Sports Management, college: William Carey) answered with 22 points and 8 rebounds for Penarol. Martin Leiva (208-F/C-80) nailed 12 points in the loss.




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Standings - LKL
LKL Standings
 1. Zalgiris 15-0 
 2. Lietuvos Rytas 13-2 
 3. Rudupis 10-4 
 4. Siauliai 9-4 
 5. Juventus 8-6 
 6. Techasas 8-6 
 7. Nevezis 5-8 
 8. Neptunas 5-9 
 9. Naglis-Adakris 5-9 
 10. Perlas 5-10 
 11. Aiscai Kaunas 5-10 
 12. Sakalai 4-11 
 13. Alytus Alita 0-13 


Stats Leaders - LKL
Points Per Game
 Aurimas KIEZA
  Juventus
  (202-F-82)
  Avg: 18.2
 1. Kieza, Juventus18.2 
 2. Alijevas, Nevezis16.8 
 3. Dilys, Naglis-Adakris16.4 
 4. Viskontas, Perlas15.6 
 5. Dimsa, Nevezis15.6 
 6. Juskevicius, Rudupis15.4 
 7. Volkus, Techasas14.9 
 8. Mikalauskas, Naglis.14.7 
 9. Ruikis, Neptunas14.6 
 10. Kazevicius, Alytus A.14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aurimas KIEZA
  Juventus
  (202-F-82)
  Avg: 11.4
 1. Kieza, Juventus11.4 
 2. Sarakauskas, Siauliai9.8 
 3. Valanciunas, Lietuv.8.5 
 4. Dimsa, Nevezis7.5 
 5. Klimavicius, Zalgiris7.0 
 6. Jankunas, Zalgiris6.9 
 7. Matulis, Sakalai6.9 
 8. Zelionis, Rudupis6.8 
 9. Mikalauskas, Naglis.6.7 
 10. Valukonis, Techasas6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Rolandas ALIJEVAS
  Nevezis
  (192-G-85)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Alijevas, Nevezis6.5 
 2. Rinkevicius, Techasas5.9 
 3. Broadus, Siauliai5.8 
 4. Juskevicius, Rudupis5.4 
 5. Collins, Zalgiris4.8 
 6. El-Amin, Lietuvos.4.6 
 7. Janavicius, Siauliai4.4 
 8. Viskontas, Perlas4.3 
 9. Dainys, Rudupis4.1 
 10. Kalnietis, Zalgiris4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Tomas RINKEVICIUS
  Techasas
  (178-G-78)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Rinkevicius, Techasas2.2 
 2. Vasylius, Neptunas2.1 
 3. Razutis, Naglis-A.2.0 
 4. Valukonis, Techasas1.9 
 5. Alijevas, Nevezis1.9 
 6. Ruikis, Neptunas1.9 
 7. Lowe, Naglis-Adakris1.8 
 8. Juskevicius, Rudupis1.7 
 9. Viskontas, Perlas1.7 
 10. Cerneckis, Techasas1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Darius SILINSKIS
  Techasas
  (216-C-84)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Silinskis, Techasas2.6 
 2. Begic, Zalgiris2.4 
 3. Valanciunas, Lietuv.1.9 
 4. Cresnar, Nevezis1.7 
 5. Klimavicius, Zalgiris1.3 
 6. Volkus, Techasas1.2 
 7. Cepukaitis, Juven.1.1 
 8. Kieza, Juventus0.9 
 9. Zelionis, Rudupis0.9 
 10. Galdikas, Neptunas0.9 


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Scoring Leaders - DBBL
Points Per Game
 Marcus KENNEDY
  Residence
  (193-F-84)
  Avg: 24.9
 1. Kennedy, Residence24.9 
 2. Crawford, Soleuvre23.8 
 3. McDaniel, Black S.23.1 
 4. Schumacher, T7122.4 
 5. Reimold, Basket E.22.2 
 6. Muller, T7121.1 
 7. Gary, Contern19.9 
 8. Delgado, Etzella19.0 
 9. Smith, Sparta18.6 
 10. Birdsong, Amicale18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Billy MCDANIEL
  Black Star
  (201-F/C-84)
  Avg: 14.6
 1. McDaniel, Black S.14.6 
 2. Gary, Contern12.9 
 3. Crawford, Soleuvre12.6 
 4. Kennedy, Residence12.4 
 5. Wurtz, Musel Pikes12.0 
 6. Stephens, T7111.0 
 7. Wojnowski, Musel P.10.7 
 8. Scott, Etzella10.7 
 9. Birdsong, Amicale10.0 
 10. Abercrombie, Spa.9.6 
Assists Per Game
 Christian SCHARTZ
  Amicale
  (180-G-86)
  Avg: 5.1
 1. Schartz, Amicale5.1 
 2. Schumacher, T714.8 
 3. Delgado, Etzella3.6 
 4. Rausch, Black Star3.5 
 5. Reimold, Basket E.3.2 
 6. Arbaut, Sparta2.9 
 7. Koster, Residence2.9 
 8. Schwartz, Musel P.2.8 
 9. Jeitz, Amicale2.6 
 10. Ferreira, Etzella2.5 
Steals Per Game
 Christopher JONES
  Amicale
  (186-G-90)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Jones, Amicale2.2 
 2. Kalmes, Contern1.9 
 3. Schartz, Amicale1.7 
 4. Abdiu, Residence1.6 
 5. Smith, Sparta1.6 
 6. Kennedy, Residence1.6 
 7. McDaniel, Black S.1.5 
 8. Birdsong, Amicale1.5 
 9. Gary, Contern1.5 
 10. Delgado, Etzella1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Brandon GARY
  Contern
  (202-F-83)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Gary, Contern2.1 
 2. Birdsong, Amicale1.9 
 3. McDaniel, Black S.1.8 
 4. Hoffmann, Et