EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 3/20/2011

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  ABA   


Mavericks end preparation to ABA Finals - by Gianni Pascucci
The Southeast Texas Mavericks played two test matches to prepare as best as possible the upcoming ABA Finals. Last week, they defeated the Houston Xperience of the UBL, 159-76 led by Odell Bradley (6'4''-F/G-81, agency: Tank Sports, college: IUPUI) with 23 pts and Myles Thrash (6'0''-G-77, college: Stillman) with 18 pts and 6 assits. On Thursday, 17 night the Mavericks met again the UBL's Houston Xperience, winning 127-85 in their final preliminary game. With 18 points, Mike Crain (6'2''-G-84, college: Valdosta St.) was this time the top scorer, Currye Todd (6'4''-G-85, college: Lamar) and P.J. Couisnard (6'4''-G/F-84, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services, college: Wichita St.) followed up with 16 points each.
The Southeast Texas Mavericks open up play in the ABA Championship Finals next Wednesday night vs the #2 seed out of the East. Tip-off will be at 8:30 PM at the Mavs NJEC Arena in Winnie, TX. In the first game of the evening the Jacksonville Giants will face the #2 seed in the West at 6:00 PM. For more information on the ABA Championship Finals go to www.nuttyjerrys.com or www.abalive.com


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  ACPBL   


ACPBL announces All-Star Game rosters, Slam Dunk and 3-Point contestants - by Gianni Pascucci
The Atlantic Coast Professional Basketball League has announced the 32 players selected for the 2011 Atlantic Coast Professional Basketball League (ACPBL) All-Star Game. The All-Star Game will take place on Friday March 25, 2011 @ 8:00pm with the North taking on the South. Fans are encouraged to arrive early so they can see the ACPBL Slam Dunk and 3-point contest-taking place prior to the all-star game. The Atlantic Shores Christian High School in Chesapeake, Virginia will be the site of the all-star game on March 25 as well as the playoffs on March 26 and 27.

ACPBL NORTH All-Star Team
Head Coach Khalil Stephens (Rebels)

Name-Team-Height-Position
Justin Carter (Rebels) 6-4, Guard
Antoine Morgano (Rebels) 6-5, Guard/Forward
Prince Jackson (Kingz) 6-6, Guard/Forward
Telron Spell (WildKatz) 6-5, Guard/Forward
Doug Herring (Kingz) 6-3, Guard
Anthony Cox (Lions) 6-9, Center
Vinnie Darpino (WildKatz) 5-9, Guard
Mike Dodd (WildKatz) 6-5, Guard/Forward
Marcus Hall (Stampede) 6-5, Guard/Forward
JJ Walsh (Lions) 6-6, Forward
Derryck Alexander (Rebels) 6-6, Forward
David Acree (Lions) 6-2, Guard
Greg Gamble (Stampede) 6-2, Guard
Afalobi Ajumobi (Rebels) 6-8, Center
Vincent Brooks (Rebels) 6-2, Guard
Chuck Walker (Stampede) 6-2, Guard

ACPBL SOUTH All-Star Team
Head Coach Emory Addison (Trailblazers)

Name-Team-Height-Position
Hugh 'Baby Shaq' Jones (Bombers) 6-4, Guard/Forward
Donnie Stith (Trailblazers) 6-8, Forward
Marcus Fisher (Bombers) 64, Guard/Forward
Brian Graves (Trailblazers) 6-2, Guard
Myron Howe (Tri-City) 6-4, Guard
Comontae Griffin (Bombers) 6-0, Guard
Angelo Hernandez (Bombers) 6-2, Guard
Ed Jones (Bombers) 6-7, Forward
Derick Payne (Bombers) 6-4, Guard
Jason Clark (Trailblazers) 6-8, Center
Dave Bailey (Tri-City) 6-7, Forward
Jamal Robinson (Trailblazers) 6-7, Forward
Steve Miles (Bombers) 6-3, Guard
Eric Joe (Trailblazers) 6-2, Guard
Jamal Wise (Bombers) 6-6, Forward
Joe Flegler (Bombers) 5-10, Guard

SLAM DUNK CONTEST PARTICIPANTS:
Sean Powell (Kingz)
Doug Herring Jr. (Kingz)
Marcus Fisher (Bombers)
Chris Darnell (Bombers)
Derick Payne (Bombers)
Jenard Fleming (Trailblazers)
Eric Joe (Trailblazers)
Donnie Stith (Trailblazers)
Mike McDuffie (Lions)
Vincent Brooks (Rebels)

3-POINT CONTEST PARTICIPANTS:
Brandon Butler (Lions)
Corriche Gaskin (Lions)
Mike Dodd (Westchester)
Vinnie Darpino (Westchester)
Steve Miles (Bombers)
Hugh Jones (Bombers)
Prince Jackson (Kingz)
Brian Graves (Trailblazers)
Donnie Stith (Trailblazers)
Jamal Robinson (Trailblazers)


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LigaA Round 25: Lanus is defeated by Quimsa - by Eurobasket News
The teams have now bigger motivation at this stage. Every game can be crucial and decide about teams' position at the end of Second Stage. There was no lack of interesting games this round. It ended with favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The game between second ranked Lanus (15-10) and ninth ranked Quimsa (12-13) was the most important one in the last round on Friday night. Lanus was defeated by Quimsa in a tough game in Buenos Aires 69-75. Lanus trailed by 12 points after 3 quarters before a 21-15 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 69-75 at the end of the game. 26 personal fouls committed by Lanus helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The former international guard Julio Mazzaro (190-79) stepped up and scored 21 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners and the former international forward Diego Lo Grippo (198-78) chipped in 15 points and 9 rebounds. At the losing side American center Terrell Taylor (203-81, college: Virginia Tech, agency: Dream Team Management) responded with a double-double by scoring 32 points and 12 rebounds. Lanus' coach Silvio Jose Santander rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Quimsa maintains ninth place with 12-13 record. Lanus lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the fourth position with ten games lost. Quimsa are looking forward to face Boca Juniors (#11) in Buenos Aires in the next round. Lanus will play at home against Atenas (#5) in Cordoba and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Buenos Aires. First ranked host Obras (18-8) defeated 4th placed Penarol (16-10) 79-71. International power forward Juan Gutierrez (205-83) nailed a double-double by scoring 23 points and 20 rebounds for the winning side and Joshua Pittman accounted for 13 points. The former international forward Marcos Mata (202-86) came up with 17 points (perfect from the field making all seven shots !!!) for Penarol in the defeat. Penarol's coach Sergio Hernandez tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Obras maintains first place with 18-8 record. Defending champion Penarol dropped to the third position with ten games lost. Obras will again play against Penarol (#3) in Mar del Plata in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Penarol will have a break next round.
Bottom-ranked Sionista managed to get a ninth victory on Friday night. This time they outleveled tenth-ranked Club 9 in Rio Tercero 89-66. It's especially surprising that the victory came too easily and 23-point difference proves that Sionista was well-prepared to that game. Pedro Franco fired 23 points and 4 assists (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) for the winners. Martin Melo produced 12 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for lost side. Sionista (9-16) moved-up to fourteenth place, which they share with Monte Hermoso. Newly promoted Club 9 keeps the tenth position with 14 games lost. Sionista will meet higher ranked Olimpico de La Banda (#13) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Club 9 will play against Libertad Sunchales and hope to secure a win.
LigaA top team - Obras (18-8) added another victory to their record. This time they beat fourteenth ranked Monte Hermoso (9-16) in Buenos Aires 86-79. Worth to mention a great performance of William McFarlan who helped to win the game recording 23 points and 9 rebounds. Monte Hermoso's coach Mauricio Santangelo let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Obras maintains first place with 18-8 record. Monte Hermoso lost eighth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the fourteenth position with 16 games lost. Obras' next round opponent will be Penarol (#3) in Mar del Plata, which may be the game of the day. Monte Hermoso will play on the road against Gimnasia CR (#8) in Comodoro R..
The game in Comodoro R. was also quite interesting. Fourth ranked Penarol (16-10) played at the court of 7th ranked Gimnasia CR (13-11). Penarol managed to secure a 4-point victory 70-66 on Friday. Martin Leiva stepped up and scored 9 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Defending champion moved-up to third place. Gimnasia CR lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the eighth position with 11 games lost. Penarol will face league's leader Obras in Buenos Aires in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Gimnasia CR will play at home against Monte Hermoso (#14).

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 25: Atenas lost to Boca Jrs on the opponent's court 72-76. Argentino unfortunately lost to La Union in a home game 81-83. Libertad S. recorded a loss to Olimpico LB on the road 76-80. Estudiantes defeated Regatas C. on its own court 84-82. Quimsa was beaten by Estudiantes in Bahia Blanca 90-83. Atenas won against Regatas C. at home 84-75.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 40 points (!!!) and 13 rebounds by Joseph Bunn of Argentino.


Obras - Monte Hermoso 86-79

LigaA top team - Obras (18-8) added another victory to their record. This time they beat fourteenth ranked Monte Hermoso (9-16) in Buenos Aires 86-79. The hosts were already 17 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 26-16 Monte Hermoso's run in the last quarter cut the lead to 86-79 at the end of the game. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward William McFarlan (201-76, college: St.Thomas Aquinas, agency: Dream Team Management) who helped to win the game recording 23 points and 9 rebounds. International power forward Juan Gutierrez (205-83) contributed with 19 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Guard Hernando Salles (188-79) answered with 23 points and 5 steals and American swingman Albert White (197-77, college: Missouri, agency: Paris Global Sports) added 18 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Monte Hermoso. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Monte Hermoso's coach Mauricio Santangelo let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Obras maintains first place with 18-8 record. Monte Hermoso lost eighth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the fourteenth position with 16 games lost. Obras' next round opponent will be Penarol (#3) in Mar del Plata, which may be the game of the day. Monte Hermoso will play on the road against Gimnasia CR (#8) in Comodoro R..
Top scorers:
Obras: W.McFarlan 23+9reb+2ast, J.Gutierrez 19+8reb, A.Alloatti 12+6reb+1ast, C.Schattmann 11+2reb+3ast, L.Cequeira 7+1reb+6ast, J.Pittman 5+1reb+2ast
Monte Hermoso: H.Salles 23+4reb+2ast, A.White 18+6reb+1ast, A.Weigand 13+4reb+1ast, N.Reque 10+1reb, B.Johnson 9+5reb+2ast, L.Juan 4+1reb+1ast
gschID: 117610


Lanus - Quimsa 69-75

The game between second ranked Lanus (15-10) and ninth ranked Quimsa (12-13) was the most important one in the last round on Friday night. Lanus was defeated by Quimsa in a tough game in Buenos Aires 69-75. Lanus trailed by 12 points after 3 quarters before a 21-15 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 69-75 at the end of the game. 26 personal fouls committed by Lanus helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The former international guard Julio Mazzaro (190-79) stepped up and scored 21 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners and the former international forward Diego Lo Grippo (198-78) chipped in 15 points and 9 rebounds. At the losing side American center Terrell Taylor (203-81, college: Virginia Tech, agency: Dream Team Management) responded with a double-double by scoring 32 points and 12 rebounds and naturalized Italian swingman Adrian Boccia (196-82) scored 11 points. Lanus' coach Silvio Jose Santander rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Quimsa maintains ninth place with 12-13 record. Lanus lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the fourth position with ten games lost. Quimsa are looking forward to face Boca Juniors (#11) in Buenos Aires in the next round. Lanus will play at home against Atenas (#5) in Cordoba and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Quimsa: J.Mazzaro 21+6reb+4ast, D.Lo Grippo 15+9reb+1ast, D.Cavaco 11+1reb, A.Marin 8+3reb, D.Gomez Camargo 7+2reb, J.Treise 5+3reb+4ast
Lanus: T.Taylor 32+12reb, A.Boccia 11+3reb, M.Byro 9+1reb, J.Levy 6+3reb, C.Moodie 6, D.Prego 3+1reb
gschID: 117611


Gimnasia CR - Penarol 66-70

The game in Comodoro R. was also quite interesting. Fourth ranked Penarol (16-10) played at the court of 7th ranked Gimnasia CR (13-11). Penarol managed to secure a 4-point victory 70-66 on Friday. Gimnasia CR was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. The former international power forward Martin Leiva (208-80) stepped up and scored 9 points and 8 rebounds for the winners and forward Nicolas Lauria (202-88) chipped in 8 points and 9 rebounds. At the losing side Nigerian-American power forward Reggie Okosa (206-80, college: La Salle) responded with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds and center Diego Romero (209-82, college: Florida St.) produced a double-double by scoring 10 points and 11 rebounds. Defending champion moved-up to third place. Gimnasia CR lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the eighth position with 11 games lost. Penarol will face league's leader Obras in Buenos Aires in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Gimnasia CR will play at home against Monte Hermoso (#14).
Top scorers:
Penarol: P.Sebastian Rodriguez 12+1reb+3ast, A.Diez 11+1reb, K.Lamonte 11+3reb, L.Gutierrez 10+3reb, M.Leiva 9+8reb+1ast, N.Lauria 8+9reb+1ast
Gimnasia CR: M.Maciel 18+2reb+2ast, R.Okosa 17+11reb, D.Romero 10+11reb+2ast, P.Moldu 6+3reb+2ast, A.Carabajal 5+4reb+1ast, M.Franco 4+2reb+1ast
gschID: 117606


Boca Jrs - Atenas 76-72

There was an upset in Buenos Aires where higher ranked Atenas (14-11) was defeated by twelfth ranked Boca Juniors (11-15) 76-72 on Friday. The hosts trailed by 7 points after three quarters before their 30-19 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Atenas was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. American forward Rodney Elliott (202-76, college: Maryland) stepped up and scored 13 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners and power forward Fernando Martina (202-81) chipped in 14 points and 8 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). At the losing side the former international guard Bruno Labaque (183-77, agency: Interperformances) responded with 19 points and 5 assists and the former international swingman Matias Lescano (196-79) scored 14 points. Five Boca Juniors and four Atenas players scored in double figures. Boca Juniors moved-up to eleventh place. Atenas at the other side keeps the fifth position with 11 games lost. Boca Juniors will face higher ranked Quimsa (#9) in Santiado Estero in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Atenas will play on the road against Lanus (#4) having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Boca Jrs: L.O'Bannon 17+1reb, F.Martina 14+8reb, R.Elliott 13+8reb+5ast, M.Fierro 11+4reb+3ast, D.Alston 10+6reb, J.Brussino 5+1reb
Atenas: B.Labaque 19+4reb+5ast, M.Lescano 14+3reb, J.Manuel Rivero 11+2reb, M.Garcia 10+4reb, M.Gerlero 7+5reb+1ast, G.Lewis 5+7reb
gschID: 117607


Club 9 - Sionista 66-89

Bottom-ranked Sionista managed to get a ninth victory on Friday night. This time they outleveled tenth-ranked Club 9 in Rio Tercero 89-66. It's especially surprising that the victory came too easily and 23-point difference proves that Sionista was well-prepared to that game. The guests trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 10-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 89-66. Sionista made 27-of-32 free shots (84.4 percent) during the game. It was a great shooting night for Sionista especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 53.3 percentage. Guard Pedro Franco (187-81) fired 23 points and 4 assists (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) for the winners. Forward Alejandro Zilli (200-82) chipped in 11 points and 8 rebounds. Forward Martin Melo (197-82) produced 12 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and power forward Emiliano Martina (201-83) added 10 points and 6 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Sionista (9-16) moved-up to fourteenth place, which they share with Monte Hermoso. Newly promoted Club 9 keeps the tenth position with 14 games lost. Sionista will meet higher ranked Olimpico de La Banda (#13) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Club 9 will play against Libertad Sunchales and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Sionista: P.Franco 23+3reb+4ast, P.Rodriguez 15+2reb+1ast, A.Zilli 11+8reb+2ast, D.Osella 10+2reb+1ast, J.Manuel Locatelli 9+2reb+1ast, C.Hayes 8+3reb
Club 9: M.Melo 12+5reb+4ast, J.Bucknor 10+3reb, G.Luchino 10+3reb+3ast, E.Martina 10+6reb+1ast, L.Barlasina 8+1reb, B.Zanotti 8+4reb
gschID: 117608


Argentino - La Union 81-83

Very predictable result in Junin where third ranked La Union (16-9) edged bottom-ranked Argentino (8-17) 83-81 on Friday. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 27-20. But Argentino won second period 25-22. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Panamanian-Spanish power forward Ruben Garces (206-73, college: Providence, agency: Priority Sports) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds for the winners and American guard David Jackson (196-82, college: Penn St.) chipped in 22 points. At the losing side American power forward Joseph Bunn (198-75, college: Phillips, OK) responded with a double-double by scoring 40 points (!!!) and 13 rebounds (made all of his eighteen free throws !!!) and the other American import power forward Norman Nolan (202-76, college: Virginia) scored 12 points and 9 rebounds. La Union have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to second place. Argentino lost fourth consecutive game. Newly promoted team dropped to the bottom position with 17 games lost. La Union will face Estudiantes (#7) in Bahia Blanca in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Argentino will play at home against Regatas Corrientes (#12).
Top scorers:
La Union: D.Jackson 22+1reb+3ast, R.Garces 16+12reb, G.Mikulas 16+6reb, A.Pau 8+3reb+1ast, L.Perez 6+1reb+5ast, P.Barrios 6+1reb+1ast
Argentino: J.Bunn 40+13reb, N.Nolan 12+9reb+2ast, S.Scala 8+3reb+5ast, L.Stukes 8+3reb+3ast, J.Sartorelli 5+2reb+1ast, J.Cangelosi 4
gschID: 117609


Olimpico LB - Libertad S. 80-76

There was an upset when higher ranked Libertad Sunchales (14-11) was defeated on the road by thirteenth ranked Olimpico de La Banda (10-14) 80-76 on Friday. Forward Cristian Romero (198-82) stepped up and scored 18 points for the winners and American guard Andre Laws (186-80, college: San Diego, agency: Global Sports Plaza) chipped in 12 points and 5 rebounds. At the losing side Puerto Rican forward Alex Galindo (198-85, college: FIU) responded with 25 points and naturalized Polish center Ruben Wolkowyski (207-73) scored 20 points. Olimpico de La Banda have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with Regatas C. Libertad Sunchales at the other side dropped to the fifth position with 11 games lost. Olimpico de La Banda will face Sionista (#15) in Parana in the next round. Libertad Sunchales will play on the road against Club 9 (#10) in Rio Tercero.
Top scorers:
Olimpico LB: C.Romero 18+3reb+2ast, E.Ruiz 13+4reb+2ast, A.Laws 12+5reb+2ast, N.De los Santos 9+3reb+3ast, L.Picarelli 8+2reb+2ast, E.Agostino 7+3reb
Libertad S.: A.Galindo 25+4reb, R.Wolkowyski 20+3reb+1ast, R.Selleaze 12+5reb, M.Saglietti 6+1ast, R.Battle 4+10reb+1ast, J.Emiliano Fernandez 4+1reb
gschID: 117604


Estudiantes - Regatas C. 84-82

Everything went according to plan in Bahia Blanca where eighth ranked Estudiantes (14-11) edged 11th ranked Regatas Corrientes (10-14) 84-82 on Friday. The hosts trailed by 13 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 2 points. Estudiantes made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. It was a great shooting night for Estudiantes especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.6 percentage. Naturalized Spanish guard Pepe Sanchez (193-77, college: Temple) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 12 points, 14 assists and 6 steals for the winners and naturalized Italian guard Juan Espil (194-68) chipped in 25 points. At the losing side the former international power forward Federico Kammerichs (203-80) responded with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 13 rebounds and naturalized Paraguayan guard Javier Martinez (189-78, agency: Dream Team Management) scored 19 points and 8 assists. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Estudiantes have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Atenas and Libertad S. Regatas Corrientes at the other side dropped to the twelfth position with 14 games lost. Estudiantes will face league's second-placed La Union in Formosa in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Regatas Corrientes will play on the road against Argentino (#16) in Junin.
Top scorers:
Estudiantes: J.Espil 25+2reb+2ast, E.Nelson 15+7reb, P.Sanchez 12+4reb+14ast, D.Davis 12+8reb+1ast, F.Aguerre 10+7reb, P.Gil 8+3reb+1ast
Regatas C.: J.Martinez 19+3reb+8ast, F.Kammerichs 18+13reb+1ast, E.Villares 13+1reb, L.Roe 11+5reb, N.Romano 10+2reb+4ast, O.Legaria 9+3ast
gschID: 117605


Round 16
Estudiantes - Quimsa 90-83

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 9th ranked Quimsa's (12-13) road loss to eighth ranked Estudiantes (14-11) 83-90 on Wednesday. The hosts trailed by 3 points after three quarters before their 26-16 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Quimsa was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Naturalized Spanish guard Pepe Sanchez (193-77, college: Temple) stepped up and scored 19 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists for the winners and American forward Edward Nelson (203-82, college: Connecticut, agency: Dream Team Management) chipped in 13 points and 10 rebounds. Five Estudiantes players scored in double figures. At the losing side the former international forward Diego Lo Grippo (198-78) responded with 23 points and 7 rebounds and international center Roman Gonzalez (211-78) scored 18 points and 7 rebounds. Estudiantes have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Atenas and Libertad S. Quimsa at the other side keeps the ninth position with 13 games lost. Estudiantes will face league's second-placed La Union in Formosa in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Quimsa will play on the road against Boca Juniors (#11) in Buenos Aires and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Estudiantes: P.Sanchez 19+9reb+9ast, J.Espil 17+2reb+1ast, F.Aguerre 14+6reb, P.Gil 13+3reb+3ast, E.Nelson 13+10reb+1ast, A.Eslava 5+1reb+1ast
Quimsa: D.Lo Grippo 23+7reb+2ast, R.Gonzalez 18+7reb+1ast, D.Gomez Camargo 11+5reb+2ast, J.Treise 9+3reb+3ast, N.Aguirre 8+4ast, D.Cavaco 6
gschID: 123566


Round 21
Atenas - Regatas C. 84-75

No shocking result in a game in Cordoba where fifth ranked Atenas (14-11) won against 11th ranked Regatas Corrientes (10-14) 84-75 on Wednesday. Regatas Corrientes was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. American forward Gregory Lewis (198-78, college: Winthrop, agency: Dream Team Management) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 rebounds for the winners and guard Miguel Gerlero (192-88) chipped in 18 points and 9 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). At the losing side naturalized Paraguayan guard Javier Martinez (189-78, agency: Dream Team Management) responded with 14 points, 7 assists and 4 steals and American forward Ramzee Stanton (197-80, college: W.Chester, agency: Dream Team Management) scored 18 points. Five Atenas and four Regatas Corrientes players scored in double figures. Atenas maintains fifth place with 14-11 record, which they share with Estudiantes and Libertad S. Regatas Corrientes at the other side dropped to the twelfth position with 14 games lost. Atenas will face higher ranked Lanus (#4) in Buenos Aires in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Regatas Corrientes will play on the road against Argentino (#16) in Junin.
Top scorers:
Atenas: G.Lewis 19+10reb+2ast, M.Gerlero 18+9reb+2ast, M.Lescano 18+5reb+5ast, B.Labaque 14+2reb+7ast, M.Garcia 13+3reb+1ast, D.Gerbaudo 2+1reb+2ast
Regatas C.: R.Stanton 18+2reb, N.Romano 17+2reb, J.Martinez 14+3reb+7ast, E.Villares 13+4ast, F.Kammerichs 8+12reb, R.Lopez 5+1reb
gschID: 123567


Round 26
Obras - Penarol 79-71

The game between Top Four teams took place in Buenos Aires. First ranked host Obras (18-8) defeated 4th placed Penarol (16-10) 79-71. Penarol was tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. International power forward Juan Gutierrez (205-83) nailed a double-double by scoring 23 points and 20 rebounds for the winning side and American forward Joshua Pittman (197-76, college: NC-Asheville, agency: Dream Team Management) accounted for 13 points. The former international forward Marcos Mata (202-86) came up with 17 points (perfect from the field making all seven shots !!!) and guard Pablo Sebastian Rodriguez (188-78) added 11 points and 5 rebounds respectively for Penarol in the defeat. Penarol's coach Sergio Hernandez tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Obras maintains first place with 18-8 record. Defending champion Penarol dropped to the third position with ten games lost. Obras will again play against Penarol (#3) in Mar del Plata in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Penarol will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Obras: J.Gutierrez 23+20reb+1ast, J.Pittman 13+4reb+2ast, A.Elsener 11+3reb+4ast, L.Cequeira 9+2reb+4ast, M.Osimani 9+1reb+3ast, W.McFarlan 8+6reb
Penarol: M.Mata 17+3reb+1ast, P.Sebastian Rodriguez 11+5reb+3ast, N.Lauria 8+5reb, M.Leiva 8+4reb+1ast, F.Campazzo 7+1reb+1ast, A.Diez 7+5reb+3ast
gschID: 123568




Standings - LigaA
LigaA Standings
 1. Obras 18-8 
 2. La Union 16-9 
 3. Penarol 16-10 
 4. Lanus 15-10 
 5. Atenas 14-11 
 6. Libertad S. 14-11 
 7. Estudiantes 14-11 
 8. Gimnasia CR 13-11 
 9. Quimsa 12-13 
 10. Club 9 11-14 
 11. Boca Jrs 11-15 
 12. Regatas C. 10-14 
 13. Olimpico LB 10-14 
 14. Monte Hermoso 9-16 
 15. Sionista 9-16 
 16. Argentino 8-17 


Stats Leaders - LigaA
Points Per Game
 David JACKSON
  La Union
  (196-G-82)
  Avg: 20.3
 1. Jackson, La Union20.3 
 2. Bunn, Argentino19.5 
 3. Lo Grippo, Quimsa17.6 
 4. Meyinsse, Club 916.6 
 5. Gutierrez, Obras16.6 
 6. Johnson, Monte H.16.6 
 7. Galindo, Libertad S.16.1 
 8. Taylor, Lanus15.2 
 9. White, Monte H.14.9 
 10. Salles, Monte H.14.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Juan GUTIERREZ
  Obras
  (205-F/C-83)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Gutierrez, Obras10.3 
 2. Kammerichs, Regat.10.2 
 3. Battle, Libertad S.9.2 
 4. Rollins, Gimnasia.8.8 
 5. Kante, Olimpico LB8.5 
 6. Williams, Atenas8.3 
 7. Alston, Boca Jrs8.0 
 8. Johnson, Monte H.7.9 
 9. Leiva, Penarol7.5 
 10. Okosa, Gimnasia CR7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Pepe SANCHEZ
  Estudiantes
  (193-G-77)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Sanchez, Estudian.6.9 
 2. Martinez, Regat.5.9 
 3. Labaque, Atenas5.3 
 4. Salles, Monte H.4.9 
 5. Ginobili, Libertad S.4.6 
 6. Cequeira, Obras4.3 
 7. Franco, Sionista3.7 
 8. Treise, Quimsa3.5 
 9. Sartorelli, Argentino3.1 
 10. Laws, Olimpico LB3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Pepe SANCHEZ
  Estudiantes
  (193-G-77)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Sanchez, Estudian.3.3 
 2. Sciutto, Monte H.2.6 
 3. Salles, Monte H.2.5 
 4. Cequeira, Obras2.5 
 5. Martinez, Regat.2.4 
 6. Labaque, Atenas2.4 
 7. Okosa, Gimnasia CR2.3 
 8. Williams, Atenas2.3 
 9. Selleaze, Libertad S.2.3 
 10. Lamonte, Penarol2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Robert BATTLE
  Libertad S.
  (204-C-81)
  Avg: 2
 1. Battle, Libertad S.2.0 
 2. Meyinsse, Club 91.3 
 3. Johnson, Monte H.1.3 
 4. Kammerichs, Regat.1.1 
 5. Gutierrez, Obras1.1 
 6. Alston, Boca Jrs0.9 
 7. Williams, Atenas0.9 
 8. Aguerre, Estudian.0.8 
 9. Levy, Lanus0.8 
 10. Tintorelli, Quimsa0.7 


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Saturday Night SBL Wrap - by Eurobasket News
Perth Redbacks scored an upset 98-91 victory to put an early dent in Willetton Tigers mens State Basketball League title defence.

Former Perth Wildcats forward Adrian Majstrovich (202-F/G-80) had 29 points at half-time on his way to 42 for the match in his Redbacks debut and his heroics were enough to overcome the Tigers.

Willetton trailed by as many as 12 in the opening round clash before they cut the deficit to one with 60 seconds left, but a Ryan Neill (190-G-76) three-pointer in the final seconds clinched Perths victory.

The Tigers lost three of their championship-winning starting five in the off-season, while they were also without Cam Tovey and Matthew Knight due to their Wildcats commitments, and those absences proved too much despite the best efforts of new import Robert Kampman (33 points).

Mandurah Magic caused a major upset with a 91-69 thrashing of 2010 semi-finalists Geraldton Buccaneers.

The Magic suffered a 27-point loss to East Perth the night before but Andrew Bowman (29 points) led a much improved performance against the Buccaneers.

Goldfields Giants also suffered a shock loss, falling 85-80 to Kalamunda Eastern Suns.

The Suns finished 13th last year and lost by 27 points to Lakeside on Friday night, but new import Dean Hadley led them to an unlikely victory with 31 points. Matthew Rosinski top-scored for Goldfields with 28.

Wildcats development player Greg Hire had 25 points to help Wanneroo Wolves to a 94-79 victory over Perry Lakes Hawks.

The Wolves trailed narrowly at quarter-time but controlled the match from there, despite the best efforts of Anthony Lee (29 points).

Import Ty Harrelson (193-G-80, college: Wayland Baptist) (23 points) starred in Cockburn Cougars 90-70 victory against Stirling Senators.

In womens action, defending champions Willetton cruised to an 83-58 victory over Perth, Wanneroo beat Perry Lakes 71-63 and Cockburn defeated Stirling 61-51.

Article by Jacob Kagi
Courtesy of: www.sportingpulse.com


Friday night SBL wrap - by Eurobasket News
Lakeside Lightnings hopes of making amends for last years Grand Final loss received an early boost with a 98-71 thrashing of Kalamunda Eastern Suns.

The Lightning jumped out to a 28-point lead at half-time and cruised to the opening round victory from there in a performance which showed they could go one better than their loss in the 2010 decider to Willetton.

Import forward Benjamin Beran only received his immigration clearance on the day of the game but still led Lakeside with 29 points and 21 rebounds, including 12 on the offensive end, while substitute guard Brad Jackson hit seven three-pointers on his way to 28 points.

Veteran centre Justin Brown (193-G) top-scored for Kalamunda with 16 points, while import Dean Hadley had seven points and eight rebounds in his debut for the club.

Perth Wildcats development player Jarrod Balcombe (90) led East Perth Eagles to a 105-78 victory over Mandurah Magic.

The 20-year-old forward, who has appeared in four games for the Wildcats this season, scored 31 points while new import Colin Matteson added 25 for the Eagles.

Tom Remmerswaal had 22 points on a disappointing night for the Magic, who had been tipped by many to make the finals for the first time since 1999.

Rockingham Flames defeated Southwest Slammers 94-75, thanks largely to Rhett Della Maddalenas 26 points and 19 rebounds.

The Flames were in control for most of the match despite import Matthew Smiths 23 points for the Slammers, who finished last in 2010.

Southwests women didnt win until their final game of last season, but Bianca Donovans 22 points saw them open this year with a 73-59 victory over Rockingham, who finished second in 2010.

Elsewhere, Mandurah overturned a 14-point fourth quarter deficit to beat East Perth 66-63 and Kalamunda defeated Lakeside 64-56.
Courtesy of: www.sportingpulse.com




Standings - ABA
ABA Standings
Big V
 1. Bulleen B. 1-0 
 2. Eltham W. 1-0 
 3. Sherbrooke S. 1-0 
 4. Ringwood H. 0-0 
 5. Waverley F. 0-0 
 6. Diamond V.E. 0-1 
 7. Hume City 0-1 
 8. Melbourne 0-1 
Central ABL
 1. C.District L. 0-0 
 2. Eastern M. 0-0 
 3. Forestville E. 0-0 
 4. N.Adelaide R. 0-0 
 5. Norwood F. 0-0 
 6. S.Adelaide P. 0-0 
 7. South.Tigers 0-0 
 8. Sturt S. 0-0 
 9. W.Adelaide B. 0-0 
 10. Woodville W. 0-0 
QBL
 1. Brisbane C. 0-0 
 2. Bundaberg B. 0-0 
 3. Caboolture S. 0-0 
 4. Cairns M. 0-0 
 5. Gladstone P. 0-0 
 6. Gold Coast G. 0-0 
 7. Ipswich F. 0-0 
 8. Mackay M. 0-0 
 9. Maroochydore 0-0 
 10. Northside W. 0-0 
 11. Rockhampton 0-0 
 12. SW Metro P. 0-0 
 13. Toowoomba 0-0 
 14. Townsville H. 0-0 
SEABL-East
 1. Ballarat M. 0-0 
 2. Bendigo B. 0-0 
 3. Brisbane S. 0-0 
 4. Canberra G. 0-0 
 5. Dandenong 0-0 
 6. Kilsyth C. 0-0 
 7. Knox R. 0-0 
SEABL-South
 1. Albury W.B. 0-0 
 2. Frankston B. 0-0 
 3. Geelong S. 0-0 
 4. Hobart C. 0-0 
 5. Mt Gambier 0-0 
 6. Nunawading S. 0-0 
 7. NW Tasmania 0-0 
 8. Sandringham S. 0-0 
WARATAH
 1. Bankstown B. 0-0 
 2. C. Coast C. 0-0 
 3. Canberra N. 0-0 
 4. Hills H. 0-0 
 5. Hornsby S. 0-0 
 6. Illawarra H. 0-0 
 7. Maitland M. 0-0 
 8. Manly Warr. 0-0 
 9. Newcastle H. 0-0 
 10. Norths Bears 0-0 
 11. Parramatta W. 0-0 
 12. Sutherland S. 0-0 
 13. Sydney C. 0-0 


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Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Pierce CALDWELL
  Liepaja
  (191-G-88)
  Avg: 19.1
 1. Caldwell, Liepaja19.1 
 2. Bergmanis, Zemgale19.0 
 3. Jurevicus, Liepaja19.0 
 4. Osby, TT.18.9 
 5. Vasylius, Neptunas16.9 
 6. Talts, TU/Rock15.5 
 7. Juskevicius, Rudupis15.5 
 8. Parakhouski, VEF R.15.3 
 9. Dimsa, Nevezis15.0 
 10. Vasiliauskas, Aiscai K.14.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Bambale OSBY
  TTU/Kalev
  (203-F-86)
  Avg: 11.7
 1. Osby, TT.11.7 
 2. Kieza, Juventus9.8 
 3. Eziukwu, TU/Rock8.9 
 4. Cipruss, Valmiera8.3 
 5. Matulis, Sakalai8.0 
 6. Dunigan, Kalev/Cr.8.0 
 7. Dumbliauskas, Alytus A.7.9 
 8. Rozitis, Zemgale7.5 
 9. Cepukaitis, Juven.7.4 
 10. Sarakauskas, Siauliai7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Evaldas DAINYS
  Rudupis
  (180-G-82)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Dainys, Rudupis5.3 
 2. Broadus, Siauliai5.2 
 3. Ezerskis, Techasas5.1 
 4. Kriisa, TT.4.9 
 5. Alijevas, Nevezis4.8 
 6. Rinkevicius, Techasas4.5 
 7. Gaidamaviciu., Norrko.4.3 
 8. Viskontas, Perlas4.3 
 9. Vasiliauskas, Aiscai K.4.2 
 10. Jasikevicius, Aiscai K.4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Gintaras LEONAVICIUS
  Techasas
  (194-G-83)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Leonavicius, Techa.2.3 
 2. Broadus, Siauliai2.2 
 3. Chunda, Barsy A.1.9 
 4. Saage, Rakvere1.9 
 5. Dorbek, Kalev/Cr.1.9 
 6. Vasylius, Neptunas1.9 
 7. Dainys, Rudupis1.8 
 8. Kjellbom, Norrkoping1.7 
 9. Leppik, TU/Rock1.7 
 10. Anderson, Ventspils1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Callistus EZIUKWU
  TU/Rock
  (208-F/C-85)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Eziukwu, TU/Rock2.2 
 2. Dunigan, Kalev/Cr.1.9 
 3. Rozitis, Zemgale1.9 
 4. Kjellbom, Norrkoping1.6 
 5. Silinskis, Techasas1.4 
 6. Parakhouski, VEF R.1.3 
 7. Cresnar, Nevezis1.3 
 8. Cain, VEF Riga1.2 
 9. Hanke, Norrkoping1.2 
 10. Osby, TT.1.2 


Juventus celebrate Baltic League Challenge Cup title - by Eurobasket News
Juventus - Kaunas 89:72

Juventus triumphed at the Baltic League Challenge Cup. They overcame Kaunas in the second leg of the title clash to steal the trophy. Gediminas Maceina (188-G-84) tallied 14 points, 10 assists and 5 boards to lead the charge.
Juventus entered game having a 7-point cushion after the first encounter between the teams. Juventus made their ambitions clear in the first ten minutes. They outgunned Kaunas 29:13 to stay comfortable in front. Juventus maintained the lead throughout the second term as they recorded a 48:31 halftime advantage. Kaunas did not give up that easily. Rimvydas Samulenas team struck right back cutting the deficit to 9 points with one quarter left. But Juventus took over again in the fourth period and raced to the victory at the end. Arunas Vasiliauskas (201-F-85) knocked down 13 points, while Aurimas Kieza (202-F-82, agency: Players Group, college: Hofstra) fired 12 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in the win. Rokas Uzas (202-F-88) responded with 21 points for Kaunas. Sarunas Vasiliauskas (188-G-89) netted 13 points in defeat.

Juventus: Gediminas Maceina 14+10 assists, Arunas Vasiliauskas 13, Aurimas Kieza 12+10 boards
Kaunas: Rokas Uzas 21, Sarunas Vasiliauskas 13

In the meantime Techasas showed character overcoming a 16-point deficit after the opening game and claiming the third place in the standings. They outgunned Neptunas 100:75 at home court to step onto the pedestal. Marius Valukonis (198-F-88) fired 22 points to pace the effort. Gintaras Leonavicius (194-G-83, agency: Players Group) added 19 points in the win. Martynas Mazeika (190-G-85, agency: Limelight Hoops) provided 17 points for Neptunas.



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  BELGIUM   


Standings - Division I
D1 Standings
 1. Charleroi 18-1 
 2. Aalstar 15-6 
 3. M.Hainaut 12-7 
 4. Antwerp 11-9 
 5. Oostende 10-11 
 6. Leuven 7-11 
 7. Verviers-Pep. 7-13 
 8. Liege 6-14 
 9. Gent 3-17 


Stats Leaders - Division I
Points Per Game
 Christopher COPELAND
  Aalstar
  (203-F-84)
  Avg: 16.9
 1. Copeland, Aalstar16.9 
 2. Mallet, Charleroi16.8 
 3. Lojeski, Oostende16.1 
 4. Jackson, Verviers.15.6 
 5. Taylor, M.Hainaut15.2 
 6. Waters, Verviers.15.1 
 7. Miller, Leuven14.9 
 8. Black, Antwerp14.8 
 9. Hilliard, Aalstar14.7 
 10. Lewis, M.Hainaut14.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Rashaun FREEMAN
  Verviers-Pep.
  (206-C/F-84)
  Avg: 8
 1. Freeman, Verviers.8.0 
 2. Hilliard, Aalstar7.7 
 3. Young, Aalstar7.6 
 4. Randle, Gent7.5 
 5. Tofi, Leuven7.3 
 6. Jackson, Verviers.6.7 
 7. Stipanovic, Liege6.7 
 8. Copeland, Aalstar6.3 
 9. Brown, Antwerp6.3 
 10. Riddick, Charleroi6.1 
Assists Per Game
 Darrel MITCHELL
  Oostende
  (180-G-84)
  Avg: 4.6
 1. Mitchell, Oostende4.6 
 2. Hatten, M.Hainaut3.9 
 3. Dagunduro, Leuven3.4 
 4. Waters, Verviers.3.3 
 5. Hopkins, Antwerp3.1 
 6. Lewis, M.Hainaut2.9 
 7. Mallet, Charleroi2.9 
 8. Miller, Leuven2.8 
 9. Black, Antwerp2.6 
 10. Moors, Antwerp2.6 
Steals Per Game
 Michael JENKINS
  Liege
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Jenkins, Liege2.8 
 2. Hatten, M.Hainaut2.7 
 3. Hopkins, Antwerp2.4 
 4. Mallet, Charleroi2.3 
 5. Mitchell, Oostende2.0 
 6. Wilson, Antwerp1.9 
 7. Dagunduro, Leuven1.9 
 8. Lojeski, Oostende1.6 
 9. Jackson, Verviers.1.6 
 10. Bosco, Gent1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Salah MEJRI
  Antwerp
  (214-C-86)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Mejri, Antwerp1.7 
 2. Riddick, Charleroi1.6 
 3. Johnson, Aalstar1.3 
 4. Randle, Gent0.8 
 5. Tofi, Leuven0.8 
 6. Young, Aalstar0.7 
 7. Stipanovic, Liege0.5 
 8. Pelle, Oostende0.4 
 9. Gay, Verviers-Pep.0.4 
 10. De Zeeuw, Gent0.4 


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  BOSNIA   


Krupalija continues to dominate in France - by Nedzad Kladusak
Sabit Hadzic recently admitted that he wants to invite to the NT camp since Krupalija is currently in an excellent shape. Today he recoreded an impressive double-double scoring 25 points and pulling down 14 boards for a sensational valuation of 37!! He averages 19,4 valuation points which makes him a serious candidate for the MVP-title of the french Pro A.

Edin Bavcic began the season with Enel Brindisi but didn t stay for long since his role has been really limited. Later he joined Khimik an ukrainian team that tries to avoid relegation. It s been a kind of a surprise when the famous greek team announced the signing of Bavcic. In his first game again Panathinaikos he played only 16 minutes which he used for 13 points, 7 rebs and 3 assists (valuation 18). Bavcic evolved to a player who plays much closer to the paint than he used to do with KK Bosna.

Ermin Jazvin also signed for teams this season and has currently good chances to play in an european competition next season. Yesterday he played with his team Energa Czarni against Anwil Wroclawek led by Bosnian coach Emir Mutapcic. Jazvin had 15 points and 13 boards in only 20 minutes for a total valuation of 18 which was not enough to defeat the hosts. Jazvin averages 9,4 points and 5 rebs per game.


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Standings - BNL
NBB Standings
 1. Pinheiros/Sky 18-6 
 2. Flamengo 18-6 
 3. BRB/Brasilia 17-6 
 4. Itabom/Bauru 16-8 
 5. Unitri/Universo 16-9 
 6. Vivo/Franca 15-8 
 7. Araldite/Univille 15-9 
 8. S.Jose/Vinac 14-10 
 9. Pitagoras/Minas 12-12 
 10. Winner/Limeira 10-14 
 11. Araraquara 7-16 
 12. Paulistano 6-18 
 13. Vitoria 6-19 
 14. Assis Basket 5-19 
 15. Vila Velha CETAF 5-20 


NBB Round 26: Unitri/Universo loses to BRB/Brasilia in the game between Top 4 teams - by Eurobasket News
The games are now more important than at the beginning of the Regular Season. We may still expect few shocking results in upcoming 4 rounds. There was no lack of excitement in the last round games. The round ended with derby games, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The game between Top Four teams took place in Brasilia. Third ranked host BRB/Brasilia (17-6) defeated 4th ranked Unitri/Universo (16-9) 88-74. The game was mostly controlled by BRB/Brasilia. Unitri/Universo managed to win second period 12-10. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. BRB/Brasilia have a solid three-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains third position with 17-6 record behind leader Pinheiros/Sky. Unitri/Universo at the other side dropped to the fifth place with nine games lost. BRB/Brasilia are looking forward to face Pitagoras/Minas (#9) in Belo Horizonte in the next round where they are favorite. Unitri/Universo will play on the road against the league's second-placed Flamengo (#2) in Rio de Janeiro and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
Bottom-ranked Vitoria managed to get a sixth victory, breaking the two-game losing streak. This time newly promoted Vitoria won against fourteenth-ranked Vila Velha CETAF in Vitória 87-75. Vitoria (6-19) moved-up to thirteenth place. Vila Velha CETAF lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the bottom position with 20 games lost. Vitoria will play against higher ranked Araldite/Univille (#7) in Joinville in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Vila Velha CETAF will have a break next round.
NBB top team - Pinheiros/Sky (18-6) added another victory to their record on Friday. This time they beat twelfth ranked Paulistano (6-18) in Sao Paolo 88-80. Pinheiros/Sky maintains first position with 18-6 record, which they share with Flamengo. Paulistano lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the twelfth place with 18 games lost. Pinheiros/Sky will meet at home Winner/Limeira (#10) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Paulistano will play against Sao Jose/Vinac and hope to secure a win.
A very interesting game took place in Araraquara. This derby game ended with only two-point defeat on the road of higher ranked Vivo/Franca (15-8) to eleventh ranked Araraquara (7-16) 87-85 on Friday evening. It was quite big embarassment for the guest team. Araraquara have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain eleventh position with 7-16 record. Vivo/Franca at the other side dropped to the sixth place with eight games lost. Araraquara's next round opponent will be Assis Basket (#14) on the road.
Important game to mention about took place in Limeira. Eighth ranked Sao Jose/Vinac (14-10) saved a 3-point victory on the road edging 10th ranked Winner/Limeira (10-14) 84-81 on Friday evening. Sao Jose/Vinac maintains eighth position with 14-10 record. Loser Winner/Limeira keeps the tenth place with 14 games lost. Sao Jose/Vinac will face Paulistano (#12) in Sao Paolo in the next round. Winner/Limeira will play on the road against the league's leader Pinheiros/Sky and will have a slim chance for a victory.

There were no shocking results in the other games in round 26: Pitagoras/Minas lost to Flamengo on the opponent's court 71-84. Itabom/Bauru outscored Assis Basket in a home game 91-62. Vivo/Franca recorded a loss to Flamengo on the road 80-75.



Paulistano - Pinheiros/Sky 80-88

NBB top team - Pinheiros/Sky (18-6) added another victory to their record on Friday. This time they beat twelfth ranked Paulistano (6-18) in Sao Paolo 88-80. Paulistano trailed by 12 points after 3 quarters before a 28-24 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 80-88 at the end of the game. Pinheiros/Sky maintains first position with 18-6 record, which they share with Flamengo. Paulistano lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the twelfth place with 18 games lost. Pinheiros/Sky will meet at home Winner/Limeira (#10) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Paulistano will play against Sao Jose/Vinac and hope to secure a win.
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Winner/Limeira - S.Jose/Vinac 81-84

Important game to mention about took place in Limeira. Eighth ranked Sao Jose/Vinac (14-10) saved a 3-point victory on the road edging 10th ranked Winner/Limeira (10-14) 84-81 on Friday evening. Sao Jose/Vinac maintains eighth position with 14-10 record. Loser Winner/Limeira keeps the tenth place with 14 games lost. Sao Jose/Vinac will face Paulistano (#12) in Sao Paolo in the next round. Winner/Limeira will play on the road against the league's leader Pinheiros/Sky and will have a slim chance for a victory.
gschID: 102813


BRB/Brasilia - Unitri/Universo 88-74

The game between Top Four teams took place in Brasilia. Third ranked host BRB/Brasilia (17-6) defeated 4th ranked Unitri/Universo (16-9) 88-74. The game was mostly controlled by BRB/Brasilia. Unitri/Universo managed to win second period 12-10. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. BRB/Brasilia have a solid three-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains third position with 17-6 record behind leader Pinheiros/Sky. Unitri/Universo at the other side dropped to the fifth place with nine games lost. BRB/Brasilia are looking forward to face Pitagoras/Minas (#9) in Belo Horizonte in the next round where they are favorite. Unitri/Universo will play on the road against the league's second-placed Flamengo (#2) in Rio de Janeiro and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
gschID: 102814


Flamengo - Pitagoras/Minas 84-71

Very expected game in Rio de Janeiro where 9th ranked Pitagoras/Minas (12-12) was defeated by second ranked Flamengo (18-6) 84-71 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Flamengo. Pitagoras/Minas was better in fourth quarter 19-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Flamengo have a solid four-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Pinheiros/Sky. Pitagoras/Minas lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the ninth place with 12 games lost. Flamengo will face Unitri/Universo (#5) in Uberlandia in the next round. Pitagoras/Minas will play at home against BRB/Brasilia (#3).
gschID: 102815


Itabom/Bauru - Assis Basket 91-62

Very predictable result in Sao Paulo where sixth ranked Itabom/Bauru (16-8) smashed 13th ranked Assis Basket (5-19) 91-62 on Friday. The game without a history. Itabom/Bauru led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Itabom/Bauru have an impressive five-game winning streak. They moved-up to fourth place. Assis Basket lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the fourteenth position with 19 games lost. Itabom/Bauru's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Sao Paulo Vivo/Franca.
gschID: 102810


Vitoria - Vila Velha CETAF 87-75

Bottom-ranked Vitoria managed to get a sixth victory, breaking the two-game losing streak. This time newly promoted Vitoria won against fourteenth-ranked Vila Velha CETAF in Vitória 87-75. Vila Velha CETAF was ahead by 1 point after three quarters before a 28-15 charge of Vitoria, which allowed them to win the game. Vitoria (6-19) moved-up to thirteenth place. Vila Velha CETAF lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the bottom position with 20 games lost. Vitoria will play against higher ranked Araldite/Univille (#7) in Joinville in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Vila Velha CETAF will have a break next round.
gschID: 102811


Araraquara - Vivo/Franca 87-85

A very interesting game took place in Araraquara. This derby game ended with only two-point defeat on the road of higher ranked Vivo/Franca (15-8) to eleventh ranked Araraquara (7-16) 87-85 on Friday evening. It was quite big embarassment for the guest team. Vivo/Franca was ahead by 6 points after three quarters before a 30-22 charge of Araraquara, which allowed them to win the game. Araraquara have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain eleventh position with 7-16 record. Vivo/Franca at the other side dropped to the sixth place with eight games lost. Araraquara's next round opponent will be Assis Basket (#14) on the road.
gschID: 102812


Round 16
Flamengo - Vivo/Franca 80-75

Not a big story in a game in Rio de Janeiro where 5th ranked Vivo/Franca (15-8) was defeated by second ranked Flamengo (18-6) 80-75 on Tuesday. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 22-18. But Vivo/Franca won second period 17-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Flamengo have a solid four-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Pinheiros/Sky. Loser Vivo/Franca dropped to the sixth place with eight games lost. Flamengo will face Unitri/Universo (#5) in Uberlandia in the next round. Vivo/Franca's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Sao Paulo to the arena Itabom/Bauru.
gschID: 121302




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  BULGARIA   


Balkan rewards new coach with a dramatic win - by Maria Mitzova
It took a great comeback from Balkan Botevgrad, to win 75:72 against Euroins Cherno More, and to make their new head coach Nikolai Peev happy. The team from Botevgrad was trailing all the way, but succeeded to turn things around at the end, and add another victory to their account. Despite the problems lately, and the release of the head coach Petar Klechkov , Balkan Botevgrad holds on to the third seed.
Euroins Cherno More kept the difference acceptable to the last five minutes of the game. Then Balkan Botevgrad cut it to only four points 67:71 and it was the turning point in the match. The hosts tied it at 72, and it started over in the last 2.45 minutes. With a minute and a half to go, Dimitar Filipov (185-G-89) gave Balkan Botevgrad the lead, and the visitors missed all the shots until the end, to gave the final 75:72.
Krum Doychinov (206-C-86, agency: Interperformances) scored 18 and got 5 rebs for Balkan Botevgrad. Lubomir Lilov (198-F-87) added 17 pts, and Georgi Davidov (205-F/C-76) 11. For Euroins Cherno More Plamen Alexiev was topscorer with 20 points.



Ailing Levski suffered heavy loss in Pleven - by Maria Mitzova
Levski Sofia lost for fifth time this season, in 21 games so far. After suffering a heart-breaking loss in the Cup Final on Monday, the Blues were not able to recover on time, and gave up easily 74:89, visiting BC Spartak Pleven. The game didnt matter Levski Sofia's place in the table, as the team is second anyway, but it showed how hard the blow from the lost Cup was.
Levski Sofia arrived in Pleven without the star players Aaron Harper (199-G/F-81, agency: Strategic Sports, college: Mississippi) and Priest Lauderdale (221-C-73, college: Central State), and also the young Bulgarian hope Pavel Ivanov (200-F-88). While the second two were healing some injuries, Harper received deserved rest, after a huge Final on Monday.
Without them, and with Gjorgi Cekovski (202-F/C-79) also not fully recovered from injury, Levski Sofia had really hard time.
Spartak was on its best, and led throughout the game. Team leader Hrisimir Dimitrov (197-G/F-74) stepped out with 25 points, and Todor Todorov (198-F-82) added 19 pts and 9 rebounds. Levski Sofia's captain Stefan Georgiev (206-C/F-78) finished with double-double 17 pts and 13 rebs, and Stanislav Slaveykov (198-F-86) added 16 pts and eight rebounds.


Yambol scored victory number 9 - by Maria Mitzova
Tundja Yambol won a hard fought victory with 71:67 against Chernomorets Burgas in the 21st round of Bulgarian League. On home court, the Cup semifinalist led in the first half, but then couple of strong runs from the visiting team brought back all the excitement.
It was a battle till last breath, and with a minute to go, the score was still tied at 64. Stanislav Govedarov (185-G-80) and Nikolay Varbanov (209-C-85, agency: Interperformances) then managed to find the basket, while Chernomorets Burgas missed its shots. In the final seconds, Tundja Yambol kept the defense tight, to secure the ninth win in the season.
Pavel Marinov (197-G-88, agency: Interperformances) scored 18 pts and got 8 rebounds for the winning team, and Varbanov added 16 pts and 8 rebs. For Chernomorets Burgas Hristo Zahariev (197-G/F-90) had the most points 13.



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  D-LEAGUE   


Warriors reassign Lin to Reno Bighorns - by Eurobasket News
The Golden State Warriors have reassigned guard Jeremy Lin (6'3''-G-89, college: Harvard) to the Reno Bighorns of the NBA Development League, the team announced today.

Lin has previously appeared in 16 games over two stints with the Bighorns this season, averaging 17.9 points, 5.6 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 2.19 steals in 32.0 minutes per contest.

With the Warriors this season, Lin has appeared in 23 games, averaging 1.9 points, 1.1 assists and 1.13 steals in 8.7 minutes per contest.

Courtesy of http://basketball.realgm.com


Friday's games - by Eurobasket News
Bakersfield J. - Erie Bay H. 121-123 OT
Ivan Johnson (6'8''-F/C-84, college: Cal.St.-San Bernar.) had perhaps his finest all-around game of his All-Star season Friday night. And Johnson's triple-double carried the Erie BayHawks to perhaps their most memorable win of the 2010-11 season. Johnson had 34 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists, and his two free throws with 3.4 seconds left in the second overtime lifted the BayHawks to a 123-121 victory over the Bakersfield Jam. Erie improved to 28-15 and remained in the No. 4 playoff position with seven regular-season games remaining. Its 28th victory set a team record for the most wins in the 3-year-old franchise's history. The BayHawks overcame a 48-point performance by Bakersfield's Trey Johnson (6'5''-G-84, agency: Priority Sports, college: Jackson St.), a 6-foot 5-inch guard who is averaging 25.2 points per game. *Courtesy of www.goerie.com

Idaho S. - Dakota W. 112-107
The Idaho Stampede defeated the Dakota Wizards 112-107 on Friday night at Qwest Arena. It was Idaho's fourth win in its past six games as the Stampede try to chase down the eighth and final spot in the NBA Development League playoffs. Guard Cedric Jackson (6'3''-G-86, agency: Impact Basketball, college: Cleveland St.) led the Stampede with 22 points. Desean Hadley (6'4''-G-77, college: E.Michigan) and backup center Joe Dabbert combined to go 21-for-21 from the free-throw line as Dabbert scored a season-high 19 points. Tony Bobbitt added 17 points for the Stampede, who led by as many as 27 points. Idaho, which started the season 2-13, improved to 19-24. The two teams play again at 7 tonight at Qwest Arena. *Courtesy of www.idahostatesman.com

Utah F. - Reno Bighorns 103-107
Jeremy Lin (6'3''-G-89, college: Harvard)-assigned to Reno earlier this week from the Golden State Warriors-scored a game-high 27 points Friday night, lifting the Bighorns to a 107-103 victory over the Utah Flash in the UCCU Events Center. Lin's big night off the bench pushed Reno to its 28th win of the 2010-11 campaign, matching a franchise high for victories in the regular season. Reno led by five through the first period of play, but the Flash tied the score at the break and took a two-point lead over the Bighorns into the fourth period of play. But Reno would go on to outscore Utah 32-26 in the final quarter to earn the victory in the first half of a back-to-back weekend series. Lin's 27-point effort marked a season-high for the Harvard product. He buried both of his attempts from three-point range and knocked-down 13-of-14 tries from the charity stripe. Lin added five rebounds and an assist for the Bighorns. Bobby Simmons (6'7''-F/G-80, agency: Priority Sports, college: Florida St.) nabbed 17 rebounds and poured in 23 points on the night for Reno, while Anthony Richardson registered 16 points and four blocked shots. The Bighorns shot 45.3 percent from the field and 76.7 percent from the line. Utah was led by 25 points from Brandon Costner. Ronald Dupree added 21, and Tony Gaffney finished with 13 points, nine rebounds and six blocks. *Courtesy of www.oursportscentral.com

New Mexico - Tulsa 66ers 91-107
Forward Latavious Williams (6'8''-F-91) posted 17 points, 13 rebounds and four steals to collect his 11th double-double of the season, Elijah Millsap (6'6''-G-87, college: UAB) poured in 25 points and Byron Mullens (7'0''-C-89, college: Ohio St.) added five points as the Tulsa 66ers (30-14) cruised to a 107-91 road win at New Mexico (16-27) Friday night inside the Santa Ana Star Center. Also scoring in double figures for Tulsa was Jerome Dyson with 17, Larry Owens with 16 and Robert Vaden with 14. Offensively, the 66ers shot 40-71 (.563) from the floor against the Thunderbirds. As a team, Tulsa recorded 20 assists, led by Vaden with four dishes. Tulsa, who improved to 2-0 against New Mexico this season, forced 20 turnovers and collected nine steals on the defensive end. Leading the Thunderbirds was Dar Tucker with 22 points and Shane Edwards with a team-high eight rebounds. The 66ers and Thunderbirds will square off again tomorrow night, March 19, to complete the back-to-back set at 8:30 p.m. CT in Rio Rancho. The contest will mark Tulsa's final regular season road game of the season. *Courtesy of www.oursportscentral.com

Maine RC - Texas L. 95-114
The Texas Legends (20-24) kept their playoff hopes alive, moving a half game behind the Fort Wayne Mad Ants for the 8th and final playoff spot with a 114-95 win at Maine tonight. The loss set back the Maine Red Claws' (15-28) hopes at a late run for the postseason. Maine is currently five wins out of the final slot with just 7 games remaining. The two teams remained close early in the game, with the Legends opening up a 4-point lead at the end of the first quarter and widening their lead to 8 by the half. Texas took control in the second half, capitalizing on 22 Red Claws turnovers on the night and shooting 26 for 27 from the line (96.3%) to close the door on any late Maine run. Maine Red Claws rookie DeShawn Sims, who entered the night 1st in rookie scoring and 5th overall, continued to make his bid for Rookie of the Year, picking up 18 points for his 35th game in double figures. Magnum Rolle put forth his most impressive effort since returning from a knee injury earning adidas Player of the Game honors for his 17 points while guard Jamar Smith added 13 to round out the Red Claws' leading scorers.. Texas center Sean Williams (6'10''-F-86, college: Boston Coll.) picked up a double-double with 21 points and 10 rebounds, while guard Dominique Johnson (6'3''-G-87, college: Azusa Pacific) led all scorers with 23 points. Forward Joe Alexander made his presence known, contributing 17 points in the winning effort. The Red Claws and Legends are both idle tomorrow, spending the day in Portland before squaring off again on Sunday at 1 PM during 'The Red Claws Go Country Night.' Maine will then head west for a pair at Utah Tuesday and Thursday before closing out the week at Bakersfield with a weekend set. Texas will travel to Tulsa to take on the 66ers on Friday. *Courtesy of www.oursportscentral.com

Rio Grande - Austin T. 95-107
The first half belonged to the Vipers. The second half belonged to the Austin Toros. The Valley's pro basketball team saw an 11-point halftime lead vanish as Austin outscored the locals 61-38 after the break to record a 107-95 victory Friday night. Leo Lyons (6'9''-F-87, agency: Priority Sports, college: Missouri) led the Toros' second half surge with a game-high 31 points and seven rebounds while Squeaky Johnson added 14 points. The Vipers (29-14) and Toros (19-23) complete their regular season series Saturday night in Hidalgo. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:00 pm. *Courtesy of www.krgv.com

Iowa E. - Sioux Falls S. 109-103
Curtis Stinson (6'2''-G-83, college: Iowa St.) scored 39 points and Marqus Blakely (6'5''-F-89, college: Vermont) added 31 as the Iowa Energy defeated the Sioux Falls Skyforce 109-103 Friday night. The two Eastern Conference rivals played a tight first half as the Energy took a 56-52 lead into the break. Stinson (17 points) and Blakely (18) led Iowa's charge. The win moves the Energy to 33-11 on the season, and was the 144th consecutive game the franchise has been in 1st place. Stefhon Hannah added 14 points and 7 rebounds for Iowa, while Taylor finished with 10 points on the night. Sioux Falls drops to 10-33 on the season with the loss. David Bailey led the team with 23 points while Marshall finished with 22. *Courtesy of www.oursportscentral.com




Standings
D-League Standings
Central Division
 1. Iowa E. 33-11 
 2. Erie Bay H. 28-15 
 3. Ft.Wayne MA 20-23 
 4. Dakota W. 16-28 
 5. Sioux Falls S. 10-33 
Southwest Division
 1. Tulsa 66ers 30-14 
 2. Rio Grande 29-14 
 3. Texas L. 20-24 
 4. Austin T. 19-23 
 5. New Mexico 16-27 
 6. Maine RC 15-28 
West Division
 1. Reno Bighorns 28-16 
 2. Bakersfield J. 26-16 
 3. Utah F. 25-17 
 4. Idaho S. 19-24 
 5. Springfield A. 11-32 


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Trey JOHNSON
  Bakersfield J.
  (196-G-84)
  Avg: 26
 1. Johnson, Bakersfi.26.0 
 2. Johnson, Erie B.21.7 
 3. Jeffers, Iowa E.21.1 
 4. Adrien, Rio Grande19.9 
 5. Ewing, Sioux F.19.7 
 6. Alexander, Texas L.19.7 
 7. McNeal, Rio Grande19.5 
 8. Dentmon, Texas L.19.3 
 9. Sims, Maine RC19.2 
 10. Stinson, Iowa E.18.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jeff ADRIEN
  Golde State W.
  (201-F-86)
  Avg: 12.2
 1. Adrien, Rio Grande12.2 
 2. Ewing, Sioux F.10.2 
 3. Davidson, Idaho S.10.1 
 4. Sims, Iowa E.9.6 
 5. Williams, Texas L.9.4 
 6. Johnson, Dakota W.9.2 
 7. Phillips, Ft.Wayne.9.2 
 8. Jeffers, Iowa E.9.1 
 9. Alexander, Texas L.9.0 
 10. Cousin, Austin T.8.6 
Assists Per Game
 Curtis STINSON
  Iowa E.
  (187-G-83)
  Avg: 9.4
 1. Stinson, Iowa E.9.4 
 2. Miles, Reno Bighorns8.7 
 3. Daniels, Texas L.8.6 
 4. Russell, Ft.Wayne.7.9 
 5. Crittenton, Dakota W.7.5 
 6. Jackson, Idaho S.7.1 
 7. Jackson, Erie B.6.6 
 8. Johnson, Austin T.6.3 
 9. Reynolds, Spring.5.9 
 10. Ahearn, Erie Bay H.5.8 
Steals Per Game
 Javaris CRITTENTON
  Dakota W.
  (196-G-87)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Crittenton, Dakota W.2.7 
 2. Miles, Reno Bighorns2.5 
 3. Dowdell, Tulsa 66ers2.5 
 4. Lin, Reno Bighorns2.3 
 5. Lofton, Iowa E.2.1 
 6. Greene, Utah F.2.0 
 7. Lafayette, Ft.Wayne.2.0 
 8. Reynolds, Spring.1.9 
 9. Jackson, Idaho S.1.9 
 10. Jeffers, Iowa E.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Chris JOHNSON
  Portland TB
  (211-C-85)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Johnson, Dakota W.2.8 
 2. Williams, Texas L.2.8 
 3. Aldrich, Tulsa 66ers2.4 
 4. Atchley, Rio Grande2.3 
 5. Whiteside, Reno B.2.2 
 6. Naymick, Bakersfi.2.1 
 7. Gladness, Dakota W.2.0 
 8. Gaffney, Utah F.2.0 
 9. Alabi, Erie Bay H.1.9 
 10. Sykes, Sioux F.1.8 


Washington Wizards: Othyus Jeffers signed to 10-day contract - by Eurobasket News
The Wizards have signed swingman Othyus Jeffers (6'5''-F-85, agency: Priority Sports, college: Robert Morris) of the NBA Development Leagues Iowa Energy to a 10-day contract:

From the news release:

Jeffers (6-5, 200), a two-time D-League All-Star (2009, 2011) and the 2009 D-League Rookie of the Year, has averaged 21.1 points, 9.1 rebounds and 3.1 assists this season through 38 games (18 double-doubles) with Iowa.

Jeffers has also appeared in 15 NBA games over two seasons after being called up by the Utah Jazz in 2009-10 and the San Antonio Spurs this season. He will wear uniform #12.

Courtesy of www.washingtonpost.com


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  ESTONIA   


Standings - KML
EMKL Standings
 1. Kalev/Cramo 28-3 
 2. TU/Rock 26-3 
 3. TTU/Kalev 21-7 
 4. Rakvere 15-15 
 5. Rapla 12-17 
 6. Valga/CKE 11-17 
 7. TTU/Kalev II 10-18 
 8. Parnu 8-22 
 9. Voru KK 1-30 


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Curtis ALLEN
  Voru KK
  (193-G-85)
  Avg: 18.8
 1. Allen, Voru KK18.8 
 2. Thornton, Voru KK18.7 
 3. Saage, Rakvere18.1 
 4. Erm, Rapla17.7 
 5. Raap, Parnu16.6 
 6. Brown, Va.16.6 
 7. Raadik, Parnu16.1 
 8. Arnold, TT.15.6 
 9. Osby, TT.14.7 
 10. Pilk, TT.14.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Andrais THORNTON
  Penafiel
  (203-C-85)
  Avg: 12.2
 1. Thornton, Voru KK12.2 
 2. Brown, Va.11.2 
 3. Arnold, TT.11.0 
 4. Allen, Voru KK10.4 
 5. Ringmets, Rapla9.8 
 6. Osby, TT.9.0 
 7. Kuuba, Voru KK8.9 
 8. Eziukwu, TU/Rock7.9 
 9. Pokla, Rakvere7.4 
 10. Dunigan, Kalev/Cr.7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Valmo KRIISA
  TTU/Kalev
  (190-G-74)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Kriisa, TT.3.8 
 2. Sokk, TU/Rock3.5 
 3. Sokk, Kalev/Cramo3.5 
 4. Tamm, Kalev/Cramo2.9 
 5. Tsintsadze, TU/Rock2.8 
 6. Oja, Va.2.8 
 7. Allen, Voru KK2.8 
 8. Pokla, Rakvere2.7 
 9. Dorbek, Rakvere2.6 
 10. Archibald, TT.2.5 
Steals Per Game
 Armands SKELE
  Kalev/Cramo
  (192-G-83)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Skele, Kalev/Cramo2.5 
 2. Leppik, TU/Rock2.2 
 3. Saage, Rakvere2.2 
 4. Laane, Rapla2.2 
 5. Raap, Parnu2.2 
 6. Karner, Parnu2.1 
 7. Doronin, TU/Rock2.0 
 8. Dorbek, Rakvere2.0 
 9. Allen, Voru KK1.9 
 10. Veideman, TU/Rock1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Callistus EZIUKWU
  TU/Rock
  (208-F/C-85)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Eziukwu, TU/Rock1.7 
 2. Osby, TT.1.4 
 3. Dunigan, Kalev/Cr.1.2 
 4. Raadik, Parnu1.2 
 5. Allen, Voru KK1.0 
 6. Toome, Kalev/Cramo0.9 
 7. Arnold, TT.0.9 
 8. Brown, Va.0.8 
 9. Raadik, TU/Rock0.8 
 10. Ringmets, Rapla0.7 


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  FINLAND   


Standings - Korisliiga
Korisliiga Standings
 1. Pyrinto 35-7 
 2. KTP 30-12 
 3. Kataja 29-13 
 4. Korihait 27-15 
 5. Honka 23-17 
 6. Kouvot 22-20 
 7. Karhu 21-20 
 8. ToPo 20-22 
 9. Namika Lahti 16-25 
 10. Salon Vilpas 13-29 
 11. LrNMKY 9-33 
 12. Tarmo 5-37 


Stats Leaders - Division I
Points Per Game
 Derick NELSON
  Lapua
  (196-F-86)
  Avg: 24.7
 1. Nelson, Lapua24.7 
 2. Manning, Huima21.8 
 3. Stamper, LoKoKo21.6 
 4. Graham, Kerava ET21.2 
 5. Bojang, BC Nokia19.9 
 6. Robinson, Jyvaskyla19.4 
 7. Hall, SayRi19.4 
 8. Valentine, Lapua18.8 
 9. Douglas, Huima18.7 
 10. Towa, Kerava ET18.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Carlton BROWN
  Ura Basket
  (198-F-79)
  Avg: 14.9
 1. Brown, Namika II14.9 
 2. Bojang, BC Nokia14.2 
 3. Dantzler, LoKoKo13.5 
 4. Douglas, Huima13.5 
 5. Towa, Kerava ET13.1 
 6. Nelson, Lapua12.5 
 7. Stamper, LoKoKo11.6 
 8. Hall, SayRi10.8 
 9. Wilson, Huima10.6 
 10. Robinson, Jyvaskyla10.0 
Assists Per Game
 Treylon MANNING
  Huima
  (178-G-)
  Avg: 6
 1. Manning, Huima6.0 
 2. Riihela, BC Nokia5.2 
 3. Ramey, Ura Basket5.2 
 4. Horton, LoKoKo3.8 
 5. Ikavalko, FoKoPo3.2 
 6. Ahila, Jyvaskyla2.9 
 7. Valentine, Lapua2.9 
 8. Graham, Kerava ET2.7 
 9. Pasanen, SayRi2.4 
 10. Viertola, FoKoPo2.4 
Steals Per Game
 Benny VALENTINE
  Lapua
  (170-G-87)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Valentine, Lapua2.4 
 2. Horton, LoKoKo2.2 
 3. Bojang, BC Nokia2.1 
 4. Stamper, LoKoKo2.1 
 5. Roberson, Huima2.0 
 6. Hall, SayRi1.8 
 7. Pasanen, SayRi1.8 
 8. Ramey, Ura Basket1.8 
 9. Foreman, FoKoPo1.7 
 10. Rainamaa, TomPo II1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Carlton BROWN
  Ura Basket
  (198-F-79)
  Avg: 0.8
 1. Brown, Namika II0.8 
 2. Setala, BC Nokia0.7 
 3. Kopio, Honka0.7 
 4. Stamper, LoKoKo0.6 
 5. Alanko, Ura Basket0.6 
 6. Ojanen, Jyvaskyla0.6 
 7. Rainamaa, TomPo II0.6 
 8. Salminen, Ura B.0.5 
 9. Siven, Lapua0.5 
 10. Mantymaa, Huima0.5 


Stats Leaders - Korisliiga
Points Per Game
 Jamar WILSON
  Honka
  (185-G-84)
  Avg: 22.2
 1. Wilson, Honka22.2 
 2. Heard, Tarmo21.3 
 3. Wood, Karhu20.6 
 4. Lewis, LrNM.20.5 
 5. Bailey, LrNM.19.6 
 6. Walker, Kouvot19.6 
 7. Blanchard, ToPo19.3 
 8. Williamson, Honka19.3 
 9. Williams, Pyrinto18.9 
 10. Barrett, KTP18.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jeremiah WOOD
  Karhu
  (200-F-85)
  Avg: 12.8
 1. Wood, Karhu12.8 
 2. Kaunisto, Kouvot10.6 
 3. Doaks, Salon Vilpas10.1 
 4. Mathis, Namika Lahti9.9 
 5. Young, Tarmo9.6 
 6. Williams, Pyrinto9.5 
 7. Blanchard, ToPo9.0 
 8. Vinson, Kouvot9.0 
 9. Coleman, LrNM.8.7 
 10. Belser, Honka8.4 
Assists Per Game
 Malik MOORE
  LrNMKY
  (192-G-77)
  Avg: 4.6
 1. Moore, LrNM.4.6 
 2. Johnson, Karhu4.6 
 3. Suonio, Namika Lahti4.3 
 4. Williams, Pyrinto4.3 
 5. Virtanen, Kataja4.2 
 6. Wood, Karhu4.0 
 7. Ivey, KTP3.6 
 8. Fields, KTP3.5 
 9. Sarcevic, Korihait3.5 
 10. Kataja, Salon Vilpas3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Jeremiah WOOD
  Karhu
  (200-F-85)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Wood, Karhu2.2 
 2. Fields, KTP2.1 
 3. Sarcevic, Korihait1.8 
 4. Moore, Korihait1.8 
 5. Conerly, Tarmo1.8 
 6. Newson, Kataja1.7 
 7. Lewis, LrNM.1.7 
 8. Fells, Kataja1.7 
 9. Williams, Pyrinto1.7 
 10. Heard, Tarmo1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 James REAVES
  Korihait
  (203-F-82)
  Avg: 0.9
 1. Reaves, Korihait0.9 
 2. Bailey, LrNM.0.7 
 3. Wilson, Honka0.7 
 4. Hendley, Namika Lahti0.7 
 5. Moore, LrNM.0.6 
 6. Wood, Karhu0.6 
 7. Young, Tarmo0.6 
 8. Suonio, Namika Lahti0.6 
 9. Heard, Tarmo0.6 
 10. Belser, Honka0.6 


Korisliiga Round 42: Tampereen Pyrinto beats UU-Korihait by three after a very close game - by Eurobasket News
There are only two more rounds left in the Regular Season in Korisliiga.

Fourth-ranked UU-Korihait (27-15) used its home court advantage to challenge first ranked Tampereen Pyrinto (35-7) in Uusikaupunki on Friday. The visitors from Tampere managed to secure only three-point victory 84-81. However their fans expected easier game. The guests trailed by 9 points after three quarters before their 24-12 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Tampereen Pyrinto made 19-of-24 free shots (79.2 percent) during the game. It was a good game for American forward Damon Williams (201-73, college: Colorado St.-Pueblo) who led his team to a victory with 19 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line). Guard Antero Lehto (184-84) contributed with 22 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. American forward Lawrence Wright (195-84, college: Bradley) replied with 23 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for UU-Korihait. Tampereen Pyrinto have an impressive nine-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 35-7 record. UU-Korihait at the other side keeps the fourth place with 15 games lost. Tampereen Pyrinto are looking forward to face bottom-ranked Porvoon Tarmo (#12) at home in the next round which should be an easy win for them. UU-Korihait will play against Kauhajoen Karhu (#7) in Kauhajoki and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
The game in Espoo was also worth to mention about. Third ranked Joensuun Kataja (29-13) played at the court of 5th ranked Espoo Honka (23-17). Joensuun Kataja defeated Espoo Honka 83-69. American players dominated the game. Power forward Darren Fells (201-86, agency: Court Side) had a double-double by scoring 22 points and 12 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Jared Newson chipped in 16 points during the contest. The best for the losing side was center John Williamson (198-86, college: Cincinnati) with 19 points and 5 rebounds. Joensuun Kataja maintains third position with 29-13 record having six points less than leader Pyrinto. Espoo Honka at the other side keeps the fifth place with 17 games lost. Joensuun Kataja will play against LrNMKY (#11) in Lappeenranta in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Espoo Honka will play on the road against Salon Vilpas (#10) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Twelfth-ranked Porvoon Tarmo (5-37) used its home court advantage to challenge eighth ranked Torpan Pojat (20-22) on Saturday. The visitors from Helsinki managed to secure only one-point victory 87-86. However their fans expected much easier game. Tyray Pearson notched 27 points and 6 rebounds (on 13-of-15 shooting from the field) to lead the effort. Even 38 points (!!!), 6 rebounds and 5 assists (on 13-of-15 shooting from the field) by Jonathan Heard did not help to save the game for Porvoon Tarmo. Torpan Pojat have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain eighth position with 20-22 record. Porvoon Tarmo lost seventh consecutive game. Newly promoted Porvoon Tarmo stay dead last with 37 lost games. Torpan Pojat will meet at home Namika Lahti (#9) in the next round. Porvoon Tarmo will play against the league's leader Tampereen Pyrinto where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
The game between second ranked KTP-Basket (30-12) and 10th ranked Salon Vilpas (13-29) in Kotka ended with biggest points difference. KTP-Basket beat guests from Salon 109-92. The best player for the winners was Sefton Barrett who scored 33 points (!!!). KTP-Basket's coach Ray Ailus allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. KTP-Basket maintains second position with 30-12 record having five points less than leader Pyrinto. Salon Vilpas lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the tenth place with 29 games lost. KTP-Basket's next round opponent will be Kouvot (#6) in Kouvola. Salon Vilpas will play at home against Espoo Honka (#5).

In the last two games of round 42 Kouvot beat Namika Lahti on the road 88-77. LrNMKY lost to Karhu on its own court 69-86.



KTP - Salon Vilpas 109-92

The game between second ranked KTP-Basket (30-12) and 10th ranked Salon Vilpas (13-29) in Kotka ended with biggest points difference. KTP-Basket beat guests from Salon 109-92. The game was mostly controlled by KTP-Basket. Salon Vilpas was better in third quarter 30-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. KTP-Basket shot 62.2 percent from the field. The best player for the winners was Canadian forward Sefton Barrett (196-83, college: Cent.Michigan, agency: Limelight Hoops) who scored 33 points (!!!). American forward Jerald Fields (201-82, college: E.Tenn.St., agency: Lanshire Group) chipped in 21 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). KTP-Basket's coach Ray Ailus allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Nicchaeus Doaks (202-87, college: Chattanooga, agency: Hart Sports Mngm) who recorded a double-double by scoring 23 points and 13 rebounds and Nigerian guard Nick Okorie (185-88, college: Texas Tech) added 28 points respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. KTP-Basket maintains second position with 30-12 record having five points less than leader Pyrinto. Salon Vilpas lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the tenth place with 29 games lost. KTP-Basket's next round opponent will be Kouvot (#6) in Kouvola. Salon Vilpas will play at home against Espoo Honka (#5).
Top scorers:
Salon Vilpas: N.Okorie 28+2reb+2ast, N.Doaks 23+13reb, R.Ahonen 19+1reb+4ast, J.Kataja 12+7reb+6ast, M.Nuutinen 9+7reb+2ast, J.Savolainen 1+1reb+1ast
KTP: S.Barrett 33+4reb+3ast, J.Fields 21+9reb+4ast, J.Ivey 20+6reb+5ast, M.Dobras 13+1reb+1ast, V.Lind 6+1ast, J.Eskola 5+2reb+1ast
gschID: 106638


Namika Lahti - Kouvot 77-88

No shocking result in a game when sixth ranked Kouvot (22-20) beat on the road 9th ranked Namika Lahti (16-25) 88-77. The game was mostly controlled by Kouvot. Namika Lahti was better in second period 23-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 18-of-21 charity shots (85.7 percent) during the game. Kouvot players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists comparing to just 5 passes made by Namika Lahti's players. The best player for the winners was the former international forward Ville Kaunisto (204-82) who had a double-double by scoring 19 points, 14 rebounds and 5 assists. American guard Josh Gonner (188-82, college: S.Carolina) chipped in 24 points and 5 assists (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line). Four Kouvot players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Anthony Vereen (201-86, college: Texas Arlington) who recorded 29 points and 7 rebounds and his fellow American import guard Ryan Ayers (201-86, college: Notre Dame) added 22 points and 6 rebounds respectively. Kouvot have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain sixth position with 22-20 record. Namika Lahti at the other side keeps the ninth place with 25 games lost. Kouvot's next round opponent will be league's second-placed KTP-Basket in Kotka and it may be quite challenging game. Namika Lahti will play on the road against Torpan Pojat (#8) in Helsinki and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Namika Lahti: A.Vereen 29+7reb+2ast, R.Ayers 22+6reb+2ast, T.Hendley 14+4reb, R.Suonio 4+1reb+1ast, A.Alanen 3, V.Makalainen 2+1reb
Kouvot: J.Gonner 24+2reb+5ast, B.Walker 21+2reb+5ast, V.Kaunisto 19+14reb+5ast, D.Vinson 12+4reb+1ast, L.Toivonen 6+3reb+2ast, A.Nikkarinen 6+1reb+3ast
gschID: 106639


LrNMKY - Karhu 69-86

Very expected game when 11th ranked LrNMKY (9-33) lost to seventh ranked Kauhajoen Karhu (21-20) in Lappeenranta 69-86. LrNMKY was ahead by 1 point after three quarters before a 33-15 charge of Kauhajoen Karhu, which allowed them to win the game. They dominated down low during the game scoring 68 of its points in the paint compared to LrNMKY's 32. The best player for the winners was American forward Jeremiah Wood (200-85, agency: Court Side) who had a double-double by scoring 22 points and 14 rebounds (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field). International forward Vesa Makalainen (200-86) chipped in 19 points and 9 rebounds. Four Kauhajoen Karhu players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward HL Coleman (202-74, college: Wyoming) who recorded a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds and his fellow American import guard James Lewis (191-86, college: Fresno Pacific) added 20 points (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line) respectively. LrNMKY's coach Jarmo Laitinen rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Kauhajoen Karhu have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain seventh position with 21-20 record. LrNMKY lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the eleventh place with 33 games lost. Kauhajoen Karhu's next round opponent will be higher ranked UU-Korihait (#4) in Uusikaupunki and it may be quite challenging game. LrNMKY will play on the road against Joensuun Kataja (#3).
Top scorers:
LrNMKY: J.Lewis 20+2reb+2ast, H.Coleman 15+11reb+1ast, V.Vanjoki 8+6reb, M.Moore 8+5reb+3ast, H.Valimaa 6+1reb, T.Kulha 5+1ast
Karhu: J.Wood 22+14reb+3ast, V.Makalainen 19+9reb, W.Baxley 18+2reb+4ast, E.Skamo 13+6reb+3ast, A.Huuskonen 9+4reb+1ast, S.Johnson 5+2reb+3ast
gschID: 106634


Tarmo - ToPo 86-87

Twelfth-ranked Porvoon Tarmo (5-37) used its home court advantage to challenge eighth ranked Torpan Pojat (20-22) on Saturday. The visitors from Helsinki managed to secure only one-point victory 87-86. However their fans expected much easier game. The guests trailed by 9 points after three quarters before their 21-11 charge, which allowed them to win the game. American forward Tyray Pearson (201-80, college: Iowa St.) notched 27 points and 6 rebounds (on 13-of-15 shooting from the field) to lead the effort and forward Timo Heinonen (198-81) supported him with 18 points. Four Torpan Pojat players scored in double figures. Even 38 points (!!!), 6 rebounds and 5 assists (on 13-of-15 shooting from the field) by American swingman Jonathan Heard (198-86) did not help to save the game for Porvoon Tarmo. Guard Jarkko Kyllonen (186-87) added 10 points and 5 assists. Torpan Pojat have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain eighth position with 20-22 record. Porvoon Tarmo lost seventh consecutive game. Newly promoted Porvoon Tarmo stay dead last with 37 lost games. Torpan Pojat will meet at home Namika Lahti (#9) in the next round. Porvoon Tarmo will play against the league's leader Tampereen Pyrinto where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Top scorers:
Tarmo: J.Heard 38+6reb+5ast, E.Maki-Tulokas 12+6reb, J.Kyllonen 10+4reb+5ast, L.Trice Little 9+2reb+1ast, J.Young 7+3reb+1ast, S.Marouf 6+2reb+1ast
ToPo: T.Pearson 27+6reb+1ast, T.Heinonen 18+3reb+2ast, F.Richards 11+7reb+2ast, L.Blanchard 11+5reb+2ast, E.Kajander 9+2ast, M.Koivisto 7+2reb
gschID: 106635


Korihait - Pyrinto 81-84

Fourth-ranked UU-Korihait (27-15) used its home court advantage to challenge first ranked Tampereen Pyrinto (35-7) in Uusikaupunki on Friday. The visitors from Tampere managed to secure only three-point victory 84-81. However their fans expected easier game. The guests trailed by 9 points after three quarters before their 24-12 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Tampereen Pyrinto made 19-of-24 free shots (79.2 percent) during the game. It was a good game for American forward Damon Williams (201-73, college: Colorado St.-Pueblo) who led his team to a victory with 19 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line). Guard Antero Lehto (184-84) contributed with 22 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. American forward Lawrence Wright (195-84, college: Bradley) replied with 23 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and his fellow American import swingman Nigel Moore (195-81, college: Alabama A&M) added 17 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for UU-Korihait. Four Tampereen Pyrinto and five UU-Korihait players scored in double figures. Tampereen Pyrinto have an impressive nine-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 35-7 record. UU-Korihait at the other side keeps the fourth place with 15 games lost. Tampereen Pyrinto are looking forward to face bottom-ranked Porvoon Tarmo (#12) at home in the next round which should be an easy win for them. UU-Korihait will play against Kauhajoen Karhu (#7) in Kauhajoki and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Korihait: L.Wright 23+7reb+4ast, N.Moore 17+5reb+3ast, P.Heinonen 16+2reb, M.Jalonen 11+3reb, J.Reaves 10+6reb+2ast, J.Kumpulainen 2+1reb+1ast
Pyrinto: A.Lehto 22+5reb+2ast, D.Williams 19+8reb+5ast, A.Williams 14+5reb+1ast, K.Lowe 12+3reb+3ast, A.Nikkila 7+8reb+1ast, J.Harjula 4
gschID: 106636


Honka - Kataja 69-83

The game in Espoo was also worth to mention about. Third ranked Joensuun Kataja (29-13) played at the court of 5th ranked Espoo Honka (23-17). Joensuun Kataja defeated Espoo Honka 83-69. The game was mostly controlled by Joensuun Kataja. Espoo Honka was better in fourth quarter 20-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Joensuun Kataja shot 60.7 percent from the field. Espoo Honka was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. American players dominated the game. Power forward Darren Fells (201-86, agency: Court Side) had a double-double by scoring 22 points and 12 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and swingman Jared Newson (195-84, college: Tennessee-Martin, agency: Court Side) chipped in 16 points during the contest. The best for the losing side was center John Williamson (198-86, college: Cincinnati) with 19 points and 5 rebounds and guard Jamar Wilson (185-84, college: Albany) scored 15 points. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Joensuun Kataja maintains third position with 29-13 record having six points less than leader Pyrinto. Espoo Honka at the other side keeps the fifth place with 17 games lost. Joensuun Kataja will play against LrNMKY (#11) in Lappeenranta in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Espoo Honka will play on the road against Salon Vilpas (#10) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Honka: J.Williamson 19+5reb+1ast, J.Wilson 15+3reb+1ast, J.Matinen 14+3reb, V.Makalainen 10+5reb+4ast, C.Belser 4+5reb+1ast, S.Vanttaja 4+5reb+2ast
Kataja: D.Fells 22+12reb+1ast, J.Newson 16+4reb+1ast, A.Kanervo 14+1reb+6ast, S.Lehtoranta 10+2reb, P.Virtanen 8+3ast, J.Conley 7+5reb+1ast
gschID: 106637




1st Division Round 2 of Semi-Finals - by Eurobasket News
LoKoKo - Jyvaskyla 95-73

The game without a history. Loimaan Korikonkarit led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. American power forward J'son Stamper (200-85, college: Minnesota, agency: JEMsports) notched 19 points and 9 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) to lead the effort and the other American import guard Maurice Horton (183-84, college: Mount Olive) supported him with 14 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Even a double-double of 19 points and 11 rebounds by American forward Tracy Robinson (201-86, college: Loyola, IL) did not help to save the game for BC Jyvaskyla. Guard Tuukka Ahila (183-86) added 10 points for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. BC Jyvaskyla's coach gave up on the game allowing to play twelve players seeing no chance for a win.
Top scorers:
LoKoKo: C.Toney 19+6reb, J.Stamper 19+9reb+2ast, E.Aaltonen 15, M.Horton 14+6reb+6ast, J.Kivinen 14+6reb+1ast, J.Kinnunen 9+2reb+5ast
Jyvaskyla: T.Robinson 19+11reb+2ast, J.Parkkinen 14+1reb, J.Nissinen 12+3reb, T.Ahila 10+4reb+2ast, A.Siimes 4+4reb, R.Ojanen 3+1reb+1ast
gschID: 124032


Lapua - FoKoPo 83-80

The hosts trailed by 8 points after three quarters before their 29-18 charge, which allowed them to win the game. American forward Derick Nelson (196-86, college: Oakland, agency: ACMT) had a double-double by scoring 20 points and 12 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import forward Tyrwone Still (198-77, college: W.Virginia St.) chipped in 20 points during the contest. Forward Tuomas Viertola (197-90) responded with 12 points and 4 assists and guard Sami Ikavalko (187-89) scored 12 points and 6 rebounds. Five Lapuan Korikobrat and four Forssan Koripojat players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Lapua: D.Nelson 20+12reb+1ast, T.Still 20+4reb+2ast, J.Turja 15+3reb+2ast, B.Valentine 12+3reb+1ast, K.Siven 11+4reb+1ast, V.Turja 5+3reb+1ast
FoKoPo: T.Viertola 12+4reb+4ast, S.Ikavalko 12+6reb, M.Molenius 11+2reb+1ast, O.Kaunomaki 11+3reb+1ast, J.McCulloch 10+4reb, H.Rannula 10+5reb+2ast
gschID: 124031




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  FRANCE   


Standings - ProB
ProB Standings
 1. Rouen 18-7 
 2. Nanterre 18-7 
 3. Evreux 17-9 
 4. Maurienne 16-10 
 5. Le Portel 15-10 
 6. Dijon 15-10 
 7. Fos Ouest 15-11 
 8. Chalons-Reims 14-12 
 9. Boulazac 13-12 
 10. Bourg 13-12 
 11. Boulogne 13-12 
 12. Antibes 11-15 
 13. Nantes 11-15 
 14. St Vallier 10-15 
 15. Lille 10-16 
 16. Quimper 9-16 
 17. Clermont 7-19 
 18. Charleville 4-21 


Stats Leaders - ProB
Points Per Game
 Moses SONKO
  Maurienne
  (196-F-83)
  Avg: 19
 1. Sonko, Maurienne19.0 
 2. Siggers, Rouen18.7 
 3. Harris, Lille18.3 
 4. Carter, Nanterre18.1 
 5. Gay, Fos Ouest16.7 
 6. Rouse, Charleville15.9 
 7. Watson, Evreux15.8 
 8. Milbourne, Boulogne15.7 
 9. Barnette, Lille15.6 
 10. Davis, Le Portel15.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Korvotney BARBER
  Nantes
  (201-F-87)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Barber, Nantes10.5 
 2. Daniels, Chalons-.9.9 
 3. Mathis, Maurienne9.7 
 4. Bing, Dijon8.8 
 5. Monds, Bourg8.5 
 6. Monroe, Boulogne8.4 
 7. Rouse, Charleville8.4 
 8. Giles, Rouen8.2 
 9. Badiane, Boulazac7.7 
 10. Massot, Antibes7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Philippe DA SILVA
  Evreux
  (192-G-79)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Da Silva, Evreux8.1 
 2. Rowland, Le Portel6.3 
 3. Downey, Nantes5.8 
 4. Patiejunas, Boulo.5.5 
 5. Taylor, Rouen5.0 
 6. Williams, Le Portel5.0 
 7. Denave, St Vallier4.8 
 8. Craven, Dijon4.8 
 9. Mullins, Chalons-.4.6 
 10. Akono, Nanterre4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Chris DANIELS
  Chalons-Reims
  (200-F-82)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Daniels, Chalons-.2.6 
 2. Doyne, Charleville2.6 
 3. Shiloh, St Vallier2.6 
 4. Sonko, Maurienne2.4 
 5. Craven, Dijon2.3 
 6. Patiejunas, Boulo.2.3 
 7. Riley, Nanterre2.3 
 8. Melody, Dijon2.2 
 9. Hachad, Fos Ouest2.0 
 10. Harris, Lille2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Sherman GAY
  Fos Ouest
  (201-F-82)
  Avg: 2
 1. Gay, Fos Ouest2.0 
 2. Jefferson, Quimper1.4 
 3. Monds, Bourg1.0 
 4. Barber, Nantes1.0 
 5. N''Diaye, Clermont0.9 
 6. Adjiwanou, Boula.0.9 
 7. Daniels, Nanterre0.8 
 8. Taccoen, Lille0.8 
 9. Diakite, Chalons-.0.8 
 10. Davis, Evreux0.8 


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  GERMANY   


Standings - 1. Bundesliga
1.Bundesliga Standings
 1. Brose Baskets 25-2 
 2. Dt.Bank SKY 21-6 
 3. ALBA 19-8 
 4. Art.Dragons 19-9 
 5. NY Phantoms 16-12 
 6. TBB Trier 15-12 
 7. EWE Baskets 15-12 
 8. EnBW L'burg 15-12 
 9. Telekom Baskets 13-13 
 10. Goettingen 13-14 
 11. Bremerhaven 13-14 
 12. Walter Tigers 13-15 
 13. Phoenix Hagen 12-16 
 14. ratiopharm 11-16 
 15. LTi 46ers 8-20 
 16. MBC 7-20 
 17. Bayreuth 6-21 
 18. Duesseldorf 4-23 


Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga
Points Per Game
 DaShaun WOOD
  Dt.Bank SKY
  (185-G-85)
  Avg: 19
 1. Wood, Dt.19.0 
 2. Rice, Art.Dragons16.7 
 3. Allen, ALBA16.4 
 4. Bell, Phoenix Hagen16.0 
 5. Benzing, ratio.15.8 
 6. Martin, Bremerha.15.4 
 7. Ross, MBC15.3 
 8. Callahan, Bremerha.15.0 
 9. Dorris, Phoenix .15.0 
 10. Harris, EnBW L.14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 John BRYANT
  ratiopharm
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Bryant, ratiopharm10.8 
 2. Ensminger, Teleko.8.5 
 3. Reiner, Bayreuth7.9 
 4. Watts, Walter T.7.7 
 5. Martin, Bremerha.7.1 
 6. Ovcina, LTi 46ers7.0 
 7. Stevic, EWE B.7.0 
 8. Burtschi, Phoenix .6.7 
 9. Pleiss, Brose B.6.5 
 10. Fenn, Art.Dragons6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Branislav RATKOVICA
  Walter Tigers
  (193-G-85)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Ratkovica, Walter T.7.5 
 2. Wood, Dt.5.8 
 3. Joyce, TBB Trier5.5 
 4. Rice, Art.Dragons5.1 
 5. Jordan, MBC4.3 
 6. Neitzel, Bayreuth4.2 
 7. Gamqrelidze, LTi 4.1 
 8. Green, EnBW L.4.1 
 9. Goldsberry, Brose B.4.1 
 10. Copeland, Bremerha.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin HAMILTON
  NY Phantoms
  (193-G-84)
  Avg: 2
 1. Hamilton, NY Phant.2.0 
 2. Martin, Bremerha.1.7 
 3. Burtschi, Phoenix .1.6 
 4. Goldsberry, Brose B.1.5 
 5. Dorris, Phoenix .1.5 
 6. Pryor, Phoenix .1.5 
 7. Wise, Telekom .1.4 
 8. Wood, Dt.1.4 
 9. Watts, Walter T.1.3 
 10. Bailey, Art.Dragons1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Ekene IBEKWE
  Bayreuth
  (206-F-85)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Ibekwe, Art.Drag.2.4 
 2. Pleiss, Brose B.2.0 
 3. Buechert, Phoenix .1.6 
 4. Bryant, ratiopharm1.6 
 5. Seward, Phoenix .1.3 
 6. Goree, NY Phantoms1.2 
 7. Brempong, Duesseld.1.2 
 8. Scott, Goettingen1.0 
 9. Hines, Brose B.1.0 
 10. Boumtje, Art.Drag.0.9 


Jacob Burtschi (Phoenix Hagen) We Have To Keep A Body On Dwayne Anderson At All Times - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Jacob Burtschi (198-F-84, college: Air Force) is a 26 year old 198cm forward from Chickasha, Oklahoma who is a rookie this season for Phoenix Hagen. He played at the Air Force from 2003-2007. In his senior year, he played 35 games averaging 13.5ppg, 6.0rpg, 2.3apg, 1.6spg, FGP: 49.7%, 3Pts: 39.0%, FT: 77.3%. He had offers to play in the NBA, but served in the Air Force the last three years and could only play club ball. Some achievements that he got in the NCAA were All-MWC Honorable Mention -05, MWC Regular Season Runner-Up -06, All-MWC 2nd Team -06, 07, NABC All-NCAA District 13 2nd Team -07, and NIT Final Four -07. Jacob spoke to Eurobasket before the game against BG Goettingen March 20th.


Congrats on the 83-77 win against Ratiopharm Ulm. It seemed like this was the game of the rebound. There were 99 rebounds in total. With so many rebounds to remember, what was the rebound of the game?

I would say Matt Terwilliger's tip in tat put us up 5 with over a minute to play was the rebound of the game.


The game was tight at halftime as Ratiopharm Ulm had a 40-39 lead. Why was neither team able to break free and have a bigger lead?

Neither team could hit a 3. Combined we were 6 for 37. Thats what both teams are good at.

What an exciting fourth quarter. Mid way through the last frame, Ratiopharm Ulm went on a 8-0 run to lead 69-61, but Phoenix Hagen never gave up and came back and then was sparked by a 5-0 run and Quentin Pryor three pointer. What was key in crunch time for Phoenix Hagen getting the win?

We didnt give up. A lot of teams might have layed down and given in but we battled back. Mark dorris gave us a big spark and Q's 3 was HUGE.

Phoenix Hagen did a great job limiting Robin Benzing to 4 points on 2/13 shooting, but couldnt control Rocky Trice who had 25 points and 15 rebounds. What was key in containing Benzing and what amazed you most about the game of Trice?


Benzing is a great player. He had an off night and we were lucky he did. Trice picked up the slack. He is a quick guy who hit all his jumpers tonight. He is very athletic and a tough cover. heck of a player.

The next game is against BG Goetinngen. What do you remember most about the 85-76 loss at home?

We let them jump out to a 20 point lead in the first half. We cut it to 5 in the 4th but couldnt get any closer.


Both teams like to run. What will be key in getting the win?

Who comes up with the most rebounds and loose balls.


Dwayne Anderson is very hard to stop. Will it be the biggest challenge to keep him off the offensive glass?

Got to keep a body on him at all times.

Were you surprised that Michigan State bowed out to UCLA?

UCLA is a good team, but I did think MSU would have won.

What is your prediction for Duke-Michigan? Is an upset possible?

Anything is possible, but I think Duke will prevail.

Is there any chance for Butler to upset Pittsburgh? How do you see this game?

heck yeah Butler can upset Pitt. Pitt bows out of every tourney by the sweet 16, but Butler is missing Heyward, but anythign is possible.

Thanks Jacob for the chat.





Derrick Allen (Alba Berlin) Dashaun Wood Would Get My Vote For MVP Since He Is Playing At A High Level At The Moment - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Derrick Allen (203-F-80, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Mississippi) is a 30 year old 203cm forward that grew up in Gadsen Alabama and is playing his first season with Alba Berlin. He is a rugged inside player who attacks the glass, will provide help on the boards, is a solid defender in the post, a competitor and hard worker that can score facing the basket and has shooting range to the foul line. He started his career at Southern Union State from 1998-2000. He then transferred to Mississippi and played there from 2000-2003. He then started his professional basketball career in Iceland playing for Keflavikur ripping up the FIBA Europe Cup playing 8 games and averaging 26.6ppg, 9.4rpg, 2.5apg, 1.8spg and playing 22 games in the Iceland league averaging 23,4ppg, 10.5rpg. He won the Icelandic league and cup title in his rookie season. In 2004, he ventured to Germany and has played there ever since with two years in Karlsruhe, one year in Leverkusen and played with The Deutsche Bank Skyliners from 2007-2010 playing 148 games for them. In 2006-2007, he led Leverksuen into the playoffs and led the BBL in scoring playing 38 games and averaging 16.5ppg, 7.3rpg, 1.2apg, 1.0spg, 2FGP: 50.6%, 3FGP: 32.3%, FT: 72.2%. In 2007-2008, he was second best scorer in the BBL for Frankfurt playing 43 games and averaging 18.1ppg, 7.3rpg, 1.9apg, 2FGP: 50.4%, 3PT: 36.1%, FT: 75.6%; and playing 10 ULEB Cup games finishing as the third best scorer averaging 19.9ppg, 7.9rpg, 2.0apg, FGP: 54%, 3PT: 28.6%, FT: 72.9%. He has reached four BBL playoffs in five seasons and played in the four BEKO BBL Allstar games He spoke to eurobasket before the game against The Deutsche Bank Skyliners March 20th

How has the adjustment been for you as a player from Luka pavicevic to Muli Katzurin. How much of the Alba Belrin style has changed and does it fit your game more now?


Well for me it was an easy adjustement. Coach Luka played a more controlled pace, and Coach Muli plays uptempo and more face pace. Both styles fit my game, im still playing the same way.

How have you coped with all the personel changes? Price and Marinovic had to go and the team picked up Schaffartzik, Rochestie and Raduljica. Must be fun playing with Heiko and Rochestie instead of against them like last season?lol


I mean, its always tough when you loose teammates. Teams make changes, but its apart of the business and Marko and Hollis are great guys, and it was tough to see them go. It was the coach and the club decision to make this happen. And with taylor, Heiko, and Raduljica, we have all adjusted to them. and they are helping our team.

It seems like Bamberg is the team to beat and The Deutsche Bank Skyliners seem to be a step ahead of Alba Berlin. What things do Alba Berlin still need to improve to become a championship team this season?


We have to focus on a rebouding as a team, which is a big issue for us, and I think defensively we have to be better and lock down late in games. Last, just be more consistent as a team.

The next game is against The Deutsche Bank Skyliners. What do you remember from the 81-77 Alba Berlin win earlier in the season in the O-2 World arena?


The 1st game, was a tough game for us. The Skyliners controlled most of the game, and they played really well, but we made a great 4th qtr push and took the game.

How dependant are the Deutsche Bank Skyliners on Dashaun Wood. If you had to vote, would you choose him as MVP?


I wouldnt say they are dependent on Dashaun, but I think he is the motor of there team. He has played a great season, and carried that team a lot and he's the leader player for MVP this year and he is well deserving of it. He would get my vote, because he's playing at a great level at the moment.

How excited are you about coming back to the Ballsporthalle?What is the first thing that you will do when you enter the arena again?


Im exicted man, to see everyone at the gym.. Players, coaches, staff. I played in that gym for 3years, and I got a lot of great memories in that place. The 1st thing I will do, is walk in the Skyliners locker room and say whats up to everybody.

Is a 30 point effort from you and Dashaun Wood realistic on Sunday? A duel like Magic and Bird back in the day? If that would happen it would be a game that fans will forever remember.


Im not so sure, at least from my side. We got 7 players on our team that could score 30 on any night. I think Dashaun will have to put up those type of numbers. But for me the most important thing, is to get the win. Can I score 30 yes, everyone knows that, but do I need to do that for Alba to win, not really, because we have so much balance on our team.. But it will be a lot of hype behind the game. Two teams fighting for the 2nd spot in the league. A former player coming back playing against his old club and also its a playoff atmosphere, so it will be a great game to remember.


Jimmy Mckinney said you are like a brother for him. What is your nicest memory of Jay-Roc?


Jroc, and me are like brothers. Im proud of him, by the way he has played this season. He is a huge part in there success, and he should be happy with that. I think just the times, we would go hang out together at his apartment, or out in the city, or after practice. Those are the best memories.

What are your NCAA Final 4 picks?


I got Syracuse, Uconn, Kansas, and Pitt

Who will be the big star of the March Madness?

Kemba Walker and Jimmer Fredette


Thanks D.A for the chat


German 1.Bundesliga round 27 best performance: Roderick Trice - by Eurobasket News
American forward Roderick Trice (191-F-84, agency: Lanshire Group) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for ratiopharm Ulm, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 27.
The 26-year old player had a double-double of 25 points and 15 rebounds, while his team The game rather meaningless between the teams, which do not have any influence on the top of the standings. ratiopharm moved-up to the 14th position in the German 1.Bundesliga. ratiopharm is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. But it was their 16th lost game this season out of 27 games. In the team's last game Trice had a remarkable 58.8% from 2-point range. It's his second year at ratiopharm and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Roderick Trice averages this season 11.2ppg and 5.8rpg.

The second best player in last round's games was 29-year old American Craig Callahan (203-F-81) of Eisbaeren Bremerhaven. Callahan had a very good evening with 27 points and 7 rebounds. Bad luck as Bremerhaven was edged by the higher-ranked EnBW L'burg (#8, 15-12) 74-70. This loss caused Bremerhaven to drop to 11th position in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 13-14 record. Callahan is a newcomer at Bremerhaven, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 15.0ppg (#9). He also registered 4.4 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was American swingman Brandon Thomas (198-G/F-84) of NY Phantoms (#5). Thomas scored 23 points and passed four assists. He was a key player of NY Phantoms, leading his team to a 82-78 win against the lower-ranked Goettingen (#10, 13-13). NY Phantoms needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 16 victories and 11 lost games. Thomas has a very solid season. In 25 games in Germany he scored 13.7ppg. He also has 4.2rpg, FGP: 57.5% and 3PT: 42.2%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Jacob Burtschi (198-F-84) of Phoenix Hagen - 14 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists
5. John Bowler (206-F-84) of EnBW L'burg - 17 points and 8 rebounds
6. Dane Watts (203-F-86) of Walter Tigers - 20 points and 10 rebounds
7. John Bryant (208-C-87) of ratiopharm - 10 points and 15 rebounds
8. Barry Stewart (191-G-88) of TBB Trier - 19 points and 5 rebounds
9. Zygimantas Jonusas (200-F-82) of Phoenix Hagen - 14 points and 12 rebounds
10. DaShaun Wood (185-G-85) of Dt.Bank SKY - 22 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists

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


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The Start of the Ghana Basketball League - by Charis BX
The Chairman of the GABBA Mr. Benjamin Baafi officially confirmed the start of the GABL for this season, which was the 9th March 2011. All the teams have reported and started playing. Let us see how this season would turn out, Would CEPS win again as usual or would there be a surprise from anything that would compete for the title at the end of the season? Keep reading for more news on the Ghana Basketball League. GABL, where amazing things happen!

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A2: Round 19 - Results and details - by Chris Mammides
Arkadikos - Lavrio 73-76
An important road win was succeeded for Coach Serellis team, in Arkadia against the team of Arkadikos, A very strong second half and an amazing (once more) Yiannis Kakiouzis (205-F-78) push the visiting site to grab the victory and add another two points in this seasons magic tournament for Lavrio. Yiannis Kakiouzis and Giannakopulos were the top performers while Yiannis Kakiouzis lost the award of the MVP of the week only because of the great game the Giannis Kiriakopoulos (185-G-83) had against Near East. Yiannis Kakiouziss fourth MVP awards was so closed but finally lost in details. Lavrio is now at the second spot together with AGOR and Ikaroi Serron. These four teams will fight against each other for the two positions to follow in the A1 the team of KAOD Dramas.
Quarters: 18-20, 39-32, 56-57, 73-76.
Arkadikos: Sokrates Gizogiannis (202-F/C-82) 21, Papadakis 11, Prodromou 10, Giannoulakos 12
Lavrio: Yiannis Kakiouzis 27, Giannakopoulos 20

Panerythraikos - Olympiada Patras 93-73
After this game there are many chances that the Patras team will be facing some serious problems in regards to possible delegation as the pressure is getting bigger and bigger and it will be really tough to survive. About the game now, for nearly three quarters of the game the difference was between 3 to 4 baskets after that and in the fourth and final quarter the players of Erythrea and especially the veteran Nikos Kourtis (195-F-77) ruled the game and help his team to succeed an easy win of 20 points difference as the visiting site of coach Kalatzis scored only 11 points in the final quarter.
Quarters: 28-20, 47-40, 68-61, 93-73.
Panerythraikos: Kontoudis 11, Sizopoulos 12, Laksa 13 and Nikos Kourtis 17.
Olympiada: Makris 18, Apostolos Koutroulias (206-C-76) 25 and Veskoukis 15.

Apollon Patras - Ikaroi Serron 72-68
A derby took place in Patras as the home team prove to be very tough for the second in board team of Ikaroi Serres who lost some serious points for the possible promotion to the A2 as right now it gave the chance to AGOR and Lavrio to reach and balance their in-between difference. About the game now the home team start stronger and more focused the game as at a very early stage they took a double digit deficit, Kakaroudis and Koukas lead their team and they were able to cut the deficit at the half time to 7 points. The second half the two teams were going basket by basket but the early deficit of Apollon Patras plus the very good parameter with Koronidis and Nikos Argiropoulos (188-G-78) going very well and scoring quite often helped the Patras team to add a crucial victory in their series.
Quarters: 23-12, 41-34, 55-50, 72-68.
Apollon: Pantelic 12, Koronidis 15, Nikos Argyropoylos (188-G-78)

Ikaroi Serron: Totsios 10, Koukas 17 and Kakaroudis 18

AGOR - Near East 114-70
An easy afternoon took place for the islanders of Rethymno as they overcome the weak team of Near East with a 44 points difference scoring 114 points which is the record this season in the A2 league. AGOR was much stronger than the visitors and proved it from the early start of the game. By half time the score went to 20 points and then by the third quarter the difference was already to thirty. Six players from the home team scored double digits while Giannis Kiriakopoulos succeeded a season high with his 33 points and 15 assists with 9 out of 9 three pointers and a perfect statistics!! being the man of the match and the man of the week as he was the MVP of the 19th week of the A2 league. At the same time the amazing 25 out of 38 three pointers
Quarters: 28-18, 49-29, 82-52, 114-70.
AGOR: Giannis Kiriakopoulos 33, Sakelariou 11, Magkounis 11, Theodorakos 13, N. Theodorakos 12 and Latovic 12
Near East: Nikos Tsoutsos (203-F-82) 14, Pappas 11, Stanojevic 10, Tomaras 14 and Gribaviotis 12

KAOD - Koroivos 93-73
After the game against Lavrio in which the Dramas team was not really very good, this afternoon the Serbians of KAOD were magnificent as they scored 42 points while Katsares was also awesome with his 22 points. About the team there are not a lot to say as the two teams have a very big gap in their quality of players while from the visiting site of Koroivos the Serbian forward Pekovic was not even in the roster as he left the team earlier on this week.
Quarters: 24-14, 44-33, 72-55, 93-73.
KAOD: Vukadinov 21, KAtsares 22, Kitsoulsi 11, Jovanovic 20, Tsamatos 11.
Koroivoc: Pettas 19, Yfantis 10, Kosanovic 19 and Dimitriadis 15.

Ermis Lagkada - Amyntas Dafnis 80-65
A great first half between two teams with a lot of passion took place in Lagkadas before the home team and especially Anagnostopoulos start scoring from all over. The game became a serious monologue for the home team while Amyntas added another defeat in its very poor statistics this season.
Quarters: 15-18, 40-37, 66-50, 80-65.
Ermis: Panagiotopoulos 11, Troulialis 12, Plioukas 14, Anagnostopoulos 18, Rallis 11
Amyntas: Zoupas 13, Vardavas 12

AEK Argous - Panelefsiniakos 68-63
A very crucial home win has been added in AEK Argous statistics as it could be the victory to keep the team to the division. The trio of Kopsaftis, Lewis and Andronikos Gizogiannis was very good and helped a lot AEK to grabb the victory over Panelefsiniakos
Quarters: 18-13, 33-27, 52-40, 68-63.
AEK: Kopsaftis 14, Lewis 15, Andronikos Gizogiannis 18.
Panelefsiniakos: Kaklamanos 25

Pierikos Arhelaos - Pagrati 75-71
Pagrati saw Voulgaris being in a very nice shape but he was all alone when the tough situation took place at the end in order to add a very crucial road win. Coach Sorotos grabbed the victory mainly due to Geremanovs and Giannis Rodostoglou (197-G-83)
Quarters: 21-16, 42-32, 59-52, 75-71.
Pierikos: Papachristos 13, Geremanovs 14, Giannis Rodostoglou 14, Sivorotka 10
Pagrati: Vasilopoulos 10, Voulgaris 20, Vardianos 12, Tzougarakis 11.




Stats Leaders - A1
Points Per Game
 Steven SMITH
  Panellinios
  (203-F-83)
  Avg: 17.2
 1. Smith, Panellinios17.2 
 2. Marshall, PAOK17.1 
 3. Palacio, Kavala16.7 
 4. Baxter, Ilysiakos15.8 
 5. Kalathis, VAP K.15.1 
 6. Thompson, Ikaros14.5 
 7. Grundy, AEK14.5 
 8. Kiritsis, Ilysiakos14.0 
 9. Harris, Ikaros13.8 
 10. King, Peristeri GS13.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Cedric SIMMONS
  Kavala
  (206-F/C-86)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Simmons, Kavala10.3 
 2. Thompson, Ikaros9.0 
 3. Kalathis, VAP K.8.6 
 4. Smith, Panellinios8.3 
 5. Papadopoulos, PAOK7.5 
 6. Bagaric, Marousi7.4 
 7. Tucker, Aris7.4 
 8. Looby, Peristeri GS7.3 
 9. Dawson, Ilysiakos6.6 
 10. Elonu, Panionios6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Jared JORDAN
  VAP Kolossos
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 6
 1. Jordan, VAP K.6.0 
 2. Spanoulis, Olympiakos5.6 
 3. Thompson, Ilysi.5.0 
 4. Teodosic, Olympiakos4.7 
 5. Diamantidis, Panath.4.6 
 6. Everett, Iraklis4.4 
 7. Karydas, Ilysiakos4.1 
 8. Xanthopoulos, Panell.3.9 
 9. Palacio, Kavala3.8 
 10. Papaloukas, Olymp.3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Terrell EVERETT
  Bremerhaven
  (193-G-84)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Everett, Iraklis2.4 
 2. Baxter, Ilysiakos2.0 
 3. Grundy, AEK1.9 
 4. Marshall, PAOK1.8 
 5. Karydas, Ilysiakos1.8 
 6. Papaloukas, Olymp.1.8 
 7. Xanthopoulos, Panell.1.7 
 8. Kojadinovic, Marousi1.6 
 9. Jamon Lukas, Olymp.1.5 
 10. Kalathis, VAP K.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Cedric SIMMONS
  Kavala
  (206-F/C-86)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Simmons, Kavala1.9 
 2. Bagaric, Marousi1.9 
 3. Elonu, Panionios1.7 
 4. Thompson, Ikaros1.3 
 5. Looby, Peristeri GS1.0 
 6. Dunston, Aris0.9 
 7. Nesterovic, Olymp.0.8 
 8. Harissis, VAP K.0.7 
 9. Cohadarevic, AEK0.7 
 10. Vougioukas, Panath.0.7 


Standings - A1
A1 Standings
 1. Olympiakos 21-0 
 2. Panathinaikos 20-1 
 3. PAOK 12-9 
 4. Marousi 11-9 
 5. Panionios 10-10 
 6. Peristeri GS 10-11 
 7. Kavala 10-11 
 8. Aris 10-11 
 9. VAP Kolossos 9-11 
 10. Ikaros 8-13 
 11. Panellinios 7-14 
 12. AEK 6-15 
 13. Ilysiakos 6-15 
 14. Iraklis 5-15 


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LTI stun UG in YBG thriller - Mohandatt named MVP - by Eurobasket News
Regardless of the current unstable situation of basketball in the Mining Town, Linden Technical Institute (LTI) restored some pride Sunday night with an impressive performance in the under-19 final of the Youth Basketball Guyana (YBG) Challenge. LTI proved why Linden is such an important component of national basketball when they edged the highest academic institution in Guyana, the University of Guyana (UG), 48-44 in overtime in a game that was deadlocked at 38 apiece after regulation time.
They were not only more properly uniformed, but LTI ensured that there major offensive players fired at the same time. National junior players, Geoffrey LaRose and Marlon Pollydore both had 17 points to seal the win against the hapless University in overtime.
Richard Mohandatt, who is LaRose and Pollydores national junior counterpart, was a one-man army Sunday night with 23 points. Mohandatt had earlier won the YBG Individual Challenge at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall, but his heroics in the game was simply not enough to overcome the combination of LaRose and Pollydore in the mammoth game.
For his single-handed efforts throughout the tournament, Mohandatt was named Most Valuable Player (MVP). The Andrew Williams-led Cummings Lodge Secondary won the under-16 title in a walkover against Saint Stanislaus College that had refused to play.
Courtesy of: guyanabasketball.com


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Standings - A Division
A Division Standings
 1. Szolnok 19-3 
 2. Albacomp 19-3 
 3. Atomeromu 16-6 
 4. Kormend 15-7 
 5. Kecskemeti 13-9 
 6. ZTE KK 13-9 
 7. Falco-Szova 12-10 
 8. PVSK Pannon 11-11 
 9. Soproni 11-11 
 10. Szedeak 9-14 
 11. Marso-Vagep 9-14 
 12. Kaposvari 6-16 
 13. FS Debrecen 1-21 
 14. Salgotarjani 1-21 


A Division Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Robert JARVIS
  Soproni
  (180-G-87)
  Avg: 25
 1. Jarvis, Salgotarjani25.0 
 2. Doyne, Falco-Szova23.6 
 3. El-Amin, PVSK P.21.5 
 4. Bell, Kormend21.2 
 5. Marshall, Marso-Va.20.8 
 6. Townes, Soproni20.0 
 7. Wilson, Kaposvari19.6 
 8. Rubin, Szedeak19.0 
 9. Mekongo, FS Debre.18.8 
 10. Sales, Atomeromu18.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Darian TOWNES
  Soproni
  (208-F/C-84)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Townes, Soproni11.5 
 2. Sales, Atomeromu11.3 
 3. Jones, Albacomp9.7 
 4. Werner, Kaposvari9.1 
 5. Egemonye, PVSK P.9.1 
 6. Gosa, Falco-Szova8.9 
 7. Bader, Szolnok8.9 
 8. Bell, Kormend8.6 
 9. Szabo, Soproni8.4 
 10. McKenzie, Szedeak8.4 
Assists Per Game
 Lorenzo WILLIAMS
  Khimik
  (191-G-84)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Williams, ZTE K.7.3 
 2. Savic, Marso-Vagep6.5 
 3. Kelley, Soproni6.3 
 4. Trotter, Szolnok6.3 
 5. Kalman, Falco-Sz.6.1 
 6. Simon, Albacomp5.8 
 7. Moore, Kormend5.4 
 8. Glavinic, PVSK P.5.2 
 9. Rodgers, Salgotar.5.1 
 10. LaGrange, Kecsk.4.2 
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. Czigler, Marso-Va.2.6 
 5. Trotter, Szolnok2.6 
 6. Williams, ZTE K.2.5 
 7. Kaman, ZTE K.2.4 
 8. Singletary, FS Debre.2.3 
 9. Townes, Soproni2.3 
 10. Werner, Kaposvari2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Ivory CLARK
  Szolnok
  (198-F-85)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Clark, Szolnok2.5 
 2. Townes, Soproni2.0 
 3. McKenzie, Szedeak1.4 
 4. Egemonye, PVSK P.1.2 
 5. Aliakseyeu, Falco-Sz.1.1 
 6. Keller, Albacomp1.0 
 7. Langford, FS Debre.0.9 
 8. Czigler, Marso-Va.0.9 
 9. Davis, Kormend0.8 
 10. Orsulic, Kecskemeti0.8 


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D-1 play-offs final - by Siggi Hjorleifsson
Division 1 play-offs final started last night when Valur visit Thor Akureyri in the best of three serie.
Valur has been in this situation for last 5 years without make it up to top league.
This could be the year they do it. After a good win in first game and next game at home on monday their chance are real good.
Final score 82-91 for Valur
Scorers for home team Thor. Wesley Hsu 14. Hrafn Johannsson 4. Olafur Torfason 14. Odinn Asgeirsson 10. Dimitar Petrushev 20. Konrad Tota 20.
For Valur. Calvin Wooten (186-G-84, college: Oakland) 34. Alexander Dungal 6. Birgir Petursson 9. Snorri Sigurdsson 2. Sigmar Egilsson 2. Philip Perre 28 Bjorgvin Valentinusson 2. Hordur Hreidarsson 8



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Maccabi Ashdod release Wayne Wallace - by Eurobasket News
Maccabi Ashdod released Wayne Wallace (206-C/F-80, college: Virginia Union). The 30-year-old centre joined the team at the start of the season. He tallied 9.4 points, 8.6 boards and 2.0 blocks per game in Premier League. Wayne Wallace arrived to Israel from Ukraine. The centre played for BC Odessa in the previous season.


All-Star game, Regular Season and Playoffs - by Chad Timberlake
I'm honored and I appreciate being selected to the All-Star game. Only two foreigners make the roster for each team and to have myself recognized as one of the two is something I'm proud of. The games on April 2nd come check us out.

The season is coming to an end. With 3 games left before the playoffs start our team is constantly getting better. We have had a new player and new offensive sets and we have needed every game to get settled and our chemistry going. It's been going good. We've won every game so far with the new change but from here on out it only gets tougher. Each game gets tougher and tougher. We start with
Ironi Kfar Hamaccabia Ramat Gan at home, then a trip to Hapoel Yokneam/Megido and then we finish with Maccabi Beer Yaakov. The last game we played was a tough one. We battled with Kohav Yair. It was a balanced team win. We all help and picked each other up. We had six player in double figures. I had a double double with 13 points and 11 rebounds, that's two games in a row with a double double. I'm approaching Kevin Love (208-C-88, college: UCLA)'s record!! Watch out son!

The weather has been clearing up and we have been having some hot days. I've been hanging out with Kyle and Jynae at the beach. Yesterday was pretty funny because we at the beach we bumped into some Israeli football players. American football. I haven't thrown around a football in a long time. I felt like Mark Sanchez out there. All my throws were off. hahaa I'm a Jets fan so I can say that.

Believe it or not this is my first year filling out a college basketball bracket and to be honest I am addicted after the first day. These little scholls battling it up with the mega programs and winning is amazing. seeing these small teams stand up to the bigger ones and not back down is great. It's the true David vs. Goliath cliche that you hear all the time. I'm amazed and I'm loving every minute of it. I myself played in the 64 but still I didn't have this fan connection with it that the bracketology just brought out of me. So far I'm in second place in our pool. St. John's and Louisville really screwed it up for me. Maybe my St. John's pick was that NY bias. Can't wait for the rest of the games to start up. I got Ohio St. winning it in mine. Let's see how that goes. I can't stand Duke and I hope they lose early. I don't care if they mess my bracket up haha. After watching Florida and SDSU play I became a fan and believer that those teams looked tough out there.

Another thing I'm getting excited about is baseball season. I've been keeping up with the preseason and A-Rod is starting to heat up, he has 4 homers already and looks to be in great form. I'm thinking this is going to be an MVP season for A-rod. Let's go Yankees!!

There was a mistake, Sean Daniel (197-F-89) was not involved in a fight in Holon. There was a confusion on the team and player. It wasn't even a fight in the first division.or second division for that matter. I thought there was a fight in a game that everyone would have known about. Apologies to Holon fans and Sean Daniels. I said I didn't have much information and obviously I had less than I thought.

Your favorite blogger,

Chad Timberlake (194-G-84, college: Fairleigh Dickinson) (194-G-84, college: Fairleigh Dickinson)


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Standings - SerieA
SerieA Standings
 1. Montepaschi 20-2 
 2. Bennet Cantu 16-6 
 3. Armani MI 15-6 
 4. CS Bologna 12-9 
 5. Air AV 11-10 
 6. Lottomatica 10-11 
 7. Dinamo Sassari 10-11 
 8. Pepsi Caserta 10-12 
 9. Benetton TV 10-12 
 10. Scavolini PS 10-12 
 11. Vanoli CR 9-12 
 12. Fabi Shoes 9-12 
 13. Cimberio VA 9-12 
 14. Angelico BI 8-13 
 15. Enel Brindisi 6-15 
 16. Banca Tercas 6-16 


Stats Leaders - SerieA
Points Per Game
 James WHITE
  Dinamo Sassari
  (198-G-84)
  Avg: 20.9
 1. White, Dinamo Sassari20.9 
 2. Thomas, Air AV17.1 
 3. Ford, Fabi Shoes16.3 
 4. Roberson, Enel B.16.1 
 5. Dean, Air AV15.7 
 6. Zoroski, Banca T.15.7 
 7. Rowland, Vanoli CR15.2 
 8. Hunter, Dinamo S.15.0 
 9. Diawara, Enel B.15.0 
 10. Kaukenas, Montepas.14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Sharrod FORD
  Fabi Shoes
  (206-F/C-82)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Ford, Fabi Shoes10.8 
 2. Davis, Banca Tercas8.5 
 3. Jones, Pepsi C.8.5 
 4. Homan, CS Bologna8.3 
 5. Troutman, Air AV8.3 
 6. Ivanov, Fabi Shoes8.1 
 7. Lang, Enel Brindisi7.9 
 8. Suton, Angelico BI7.2 
 9. Hunter, Dinamo S.7.2 
 10. Szewczyk, Air AV6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Marques GREEN
  Air AV
  (170-G-82)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Green, Air AV6.9 
 2. Diener, Dinamo S.4.8 
 3. Sosa, Angelico BI4.3 
 4. Collins, Scavolin.4.1 
 5. Goss, Cimberio VA4.0 
 6. Rowland, Vanoli CR4.0 
 7. Zoroski, Banca T.3.9 
 8. Green, Bennet Cantu3.7 
 9. Markovic, Benetton.3.3 
 10. Rannikko, Cimberio.3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Earl ROWLAND
  Vanoli CR
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 3
 1. Rowland, Vanoli CR3.0 
 2. Green, Air AV2.9 
 3. Thomas, Air AV2.9 
 4. White, Dinamo Sassari2.7 
 5. Troutman, Air AV2.7 
 6. Stonerook, Montepas.2.5 
 7. Dedovic, Lottomat.2.5 
 8. McCalebb, Montepas.2.5 
 9. Goss, Cimberio VA2.4 
 10. Milic, Vanoli CR2.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Sharrod FORD
  Fabi Shoes
  (206-F/C-82)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Ford, Fabi Shoes2.4 
 2. Crosariol, Lottomat.1.4 
 3. Toure, Enel Brindisi1.3 
 4. Hunter, Dinamo S.1.3 
 5. Lang, Enel Brindisi1.1 
 6. Cusin, Scavolini PS1.0 
 7. Homan, CS Bologna0.9 
 8. Drozdov, Vanoli CR0.9 
 9. Smith, Benetton TV0.9 
 10. Szewczyk, Air AV0.9 


Stats Leaders - Lega2
Points Per Game
 Trent WHITING
  Aget Imola
  (185-G-76)
  Avg: 23.7
 1. Whiting, Aget Imola23.7 
 2. Crispin, Barcellona22.0 
 3. Jackson, Prima Veroli20.6 
 4. Gordon, Forli19.5 
 5. Clark, Umana Reyer19.4 
 6. Ebi, Aget Imola19.2 
 7. Marigney, Assigeco18.3 
 8. Forte, Tuscany PT18.2 
 9. Hickman, Fastw.17.2 
 10. Roderick, Immobi.17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ndudi EBI
  Limoges
  (206-F-84)
  Avg: 9.2
 1. Ebi, Aget Imola9.2 
 2. Filloy, Immobili.9.0 
 3. Varnado, Tuscany PT8.8 
 4. Boykin, Assigeco8.4 
 5. Lollis, Immobili.8.2 
 6. Dickens, San Severo8.2 
 7. Johnson, San Severo7.8 
 8. Waleskowski, Tezeni.7.8 
 9. Gordon, Forli7.8 
 10. Dordei, Snaidero UD7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Leemire GOLDWIRE
  Forli
  (180-G-84)
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Goldwire, Forli5.4 
 2. Crispin, Barcellona5.1 
 3. Porta, Tezenis .4.7 
 4. Clark, Umana Reyer3.9 
 5. Mathis, Snaidero.3.9 
 6. Hickman, Fastw.3.7 
 7. Whiting, Aget Imola3.7 
 8. Farabello, N.Fer.3.6 
 9. Marigney, Assigeco3.5 
 10. Forte, Tuscany PT3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Terrence RODERICK
  Immobiliare SR
  (195-G/F-88)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Roderick, Immobi.3.1 
 2. Ebi, Aget Imola2.9 
 3. Hunter, Sunrise .2.7 
 4. Achara, Barcellona2.6 
 5. Williams, Snaidero.2.4 
 6. Filloy, Immobili.2.4 
 7. Cerella, Assigeco2.4 
 8. Whiting, Aget Imola2.3 
 9. Ndoja, N.Ferrara2.3 
 10. Piazza, Forli2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Jarvis VARNADO
  Tuscany PT
  (206-F-88)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Varnado, Tuscany PT2.8 
 2. Ebi, Aget Imola1.4 
 3. Maggioli, Fileni B.1.2 
 4. Achara, Barcellona1.1 
 5. Frosini, Trenkwalder0.8 
 6. Boykin, Assigeco0.8 
 7. Trepagnier, Tezeni.0.7 
 8. Cutolo, San Severo0.7 
 9. Cervi, Trenkwalder0.7 
 10. Bryan, Umana Reyer0.7 


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Shaw signs with Al Qadsia - by Ali Ahmed
Demetric Shaw (191-G-78, college: Kent St.) signs a deal with Al Qadsia since first of Feburuy to play till the end of the season.

Outlook:
Demetric Shaw is the complete package. He is a leader for the team, playing both positions 1 & 2 very well. He is an explosive scorer who has led most leagues in scoring, and has an uncanny ability to rebound the ball. As an All-American Defensive Player in College, he still continually shows his defensive ability as a pro. He is virtually unguardable 1-on-1, his ability to create for others is good, and he has brought teams together to win multiple championships as a pro. Shaw is a WINNER.

Awards/Achievements:
GTE/CoSIDA Academic All-District IV First Team -00
Academic All-MAC Team -00
MAC Tournament Winner -00, 01, 02
Playboy Academic All-American -01
NCAA Scholar-Athlete-of-the-Year -01
All-MAC Honorable Mention -01
MAC Defensive Player of the Year -01, 02
NCAA Sweet 8 -02
Chilean DIMAYOR Champion -05
Latinbasket.com All-Chilean DIMAYOR 2nd Team -05
Latinbasket.com Chilean DIMAYOR All-Imports Team -05
Global Games in Dallas -06
Emir Cup Top Scorer & Heir Cup 2nd Scorer, Rebound Record (28 vs. Sadd) -07
Venezuelan LNB Semifinals -07
Set a new FIBA record on Points Scored in a Single Game with 74 points in Liga Nacional de Baloncesto Profesional (LNBP) of Mexico
New LNBP record on Three-Point Shots Scored in a Single Game with 13
Latinbasket.com All-Venezuelan LNB MVP -07
Latinbasket.com All-Mexican LNBP 3rd Team -08
Mexican LNBP Southern Division Finalist -08
Mexican LNBP Semifinals -08, 09
Mexican LNBP Southern Division Regular Season Runner-Up -08
Eurobasket.com All-Cyprus League Honorable Mention -09
WABA Club Championships -10 (Finalist)
Asia-Basket.com All-Syrian League Honorable Mention -10
Syrian League Regular Season Champion -10
Syrian League Finalist -10
PreSeason LNBP Tournament CHAMPION (Hidalgo, Mexico) -10



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LBL Standing
LBL Standings
 1. Ventspils 16-3 
 2. Liepaja 16-7 
 3. Barons 14-9 
 4. Valmiera 13-8 
 5. VEF Riga jrs 12-9 
 6. Zemgale 8-12 
 7. Turiba 5-19 
 8. LU 3-20 
Play in international cups:
 1. VEF Riga


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Mareks JUREVICUS
  Tezenis Verona
  (198-G/F-85)
  Avg: 22.1
 1. Jurevicus, Liepaja22.1 
 2. Wilson, Zemgale16.1 
 3. Willjam, Barons15.5 
 4. Bergmanis, Zemgale15.1 
 5. Mitchell, Liepaja14.4 
 6. Peiners, LU14.3 
 7. Veselovs, Valmiera14.2 
 8. Duselis, LU14.0 
 9. Mednis, Turiba14.0 
 10. Caldwell, Liepaja13.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Roberts MEDNIS
  Turiba
  (204-C-89)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Mednis, Turiba8.1 
 2. Berzins, VEF R.7.5 
 3. Rozitis, Zemgale7.5 
 4. Wilson, Zemgale7.2 
 5. Aleksejevs, Liepaja6.9 
 6. Selakovs, VEF R.6.3 
 7. Piternieks, LU5.9 
 8. Strelnieks, Ventspils5.8 
 9. Butjankovs, Barons5.7 
 10. Cavars, Barons5.7 
Assists Per Game
 Mareks JUREVICUS
  Tezenis Verona
  (198-G/F-85)
  Avg: 4.9
 1. Jurevicus, Liepaja4.9 
 2. Willjam, Barons4.8 
 3. Gabrans, Valmiera4.7 
 4. Bertans, VEF R.4.7 
 5. Mitchell, Liepaja3.9 
 6. Strelnieks, Ventspils3.8 
 7. Bergmanis, Zemgale3.7 
 8. Gailitis, VEF R.3.5 
 9. Piternieks, LU3.2 
 10. Feldmanis, Barons3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Mareks JUREVICUS
  Tezenis Verona
  (198-G/F-85)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Jurevicus, Liepaja2.6 
 2. Jahovics, VEF R.2.2 
 3. Cavars, Barons1.9 
 4. Mitchell, Liepaja1.9 
 5. Gailitis, VEF R.1.9 
 6. Gabrans, Valmiera1.8 
 7. Slisans, LU1.8 
 8. Motivans, Turiba1.6 
 9. Bertans, VEF R.1.6 
 10. Bergmanis, Zemgale1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Kaspars BERZINS
  VEF Riga
  (213-F/C-85)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Berzins, VEF R.2.1 
 2. Rozitis, Zemgale1.9 
 3. Beard, Liepaja1.2 
 4. Mejeris, Liepaja1.2 
 5. Skirmants, Barons1.1 
 6. Pishchalniko., Barons0.9 
 7. Meiers, Liepaja0.9 
 8. Aleksejevs, Liepaja0.9 
 9. Blaus, Ventspils0.8 
 10. Piternieks, LU0.8 


LBL D2 Round 21: Leader Jurmala loses to Ventspils Augstskola - by Eurobasket News
Top ranked Jurmala (17-4) recorded its fourth loss on the court of third ranked Ventspils Augstskola on Thursday night. Visitors were defeated by Ventspils Augstskola 73-64. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. The hosts trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 34-21 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Ventspils Augstskola (15-4) moved-up to second place. Newly promoted Jurmala still keeps top position with four games lost. Ventspils Augstskola are looking forward to face BS Ogre (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Jurmala will play against BS Ogre and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a road loss of second ranked BS Ogre (15-5) against eighth ranked Zemgale/Juniors (10-10) on Tuesday night. Visiting BS Ogre was defeated by Zemgale/Juniors in a tough game in Jelgava 86-92. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of BS Ogre. Zemgale/Juniors moved-up to seventh place. BS Ogre at the other side dropped to the third position with five games lost. Zemgale/Juniors will play against bottom-ranked VEF Kadeti (#12) in Riga in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. BS Ogre will play on the road against the league's second-placed Ventspils Augstskola (#2) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Saldus. First ranked Jurmala faced 4th placed Saldus. Guests from Jurmala (17-4) defeated host Saldus (14-7) 86-75. Newly promoted Jurmala maintains first place with 17-4 record. Loser Saldus keep the fourth position with seven games lost. Jurmala will meet BS Ogre (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Saldus will play against Ridzene in Riga and hope to secure a win.
We should mention about the upset which took place in Livani, where 7th ranked Liepaja-2 (10-11) lost to tenth ranked Livani (4-15) in a road game 81-91. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Liepaja-2. Livani maintains tenth place with 4-15 record. Newly promoted Liepaja-2 dropped to the eighth position with 11 games lost. Livani's next round opponent will be higher ranked Daugava (#9) in Daugavapils and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Riga. Local BAA Riga (11-9) outscored 11th ranked Ridzene (4-17) 103-62 on Friday night. BAA Riga moved-up to fifth place. Loser Ridzene keeps the eleventh position with 17 games lost. BAA Riga will face Zemgale/Juniors (#7) in Jelgava in the next round. Ridzene will play at home against Saldus (#4).

Other games of round 21 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Daugava crushed VEF Kadeti in Daugavapils 92-52. Gulbene was beaten by Liepaja-2 at home 65-77. Bottom-ranked VEF Kadeti lost to Ridzene on the opponent's court 65-71.



VEF Kadeti - Daugava 52-92

There was no surprise in Riga where 12th ranked VEF Kadeti (1-18) was crushed by ninth ranked Daugava (9-11) 92-52 on Wednesday. The game was mostly controlled by Daugava. VEF Kadeti was better in second period 20-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Newly promoted Daugava maintains ninth place with 9-11 record. VEF Kadeti lost eighth consecutive game. VEF Kadeti at the other side, also newcomer in the league, stay dead last with 18 lost games. Daugava will face Livani (#10) at home in the next round. VEF Kadeti will play against Zemgale/Juniors in Jelgava.
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Ventspils Aug. - Jurmala 73-64

Top ranked Jurmala (17-4) recorded its fourth loss on the court of third ranked Ventspils Augstskola on Thursday night. Visitors were defeated by Ventspils Augstskola 73-64. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. The hosts trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 34-21 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Ventspils Augstskola (15-4) moved-up to second place. Newly promoted Jurmala still keeps top position with four games lost. Ventspils Augstskola are looking forward to face BS Ogre (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Jurmala will play against BS Ogre and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 120524


BAA Riga - Ridzene 103-62

The game with biggest result difference took place in Riga. Local BAA Riga (11-9) outscored 11th ranked Ridzene (4-17) 103-62 on Friday night. The game without a history. BAA Riga led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. BAA Riga moved-up to fifth place. Loser Ridzene keeps the eleventh position with 17 games lost. BAA Riga will face Zemgale/Juniors (#7) in Jelgava in the next round. Ridzene will play at home against Saldus (#4).
gschID: 120525


Saldus - Jurmala 75-86

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Saldus. First ranked Jurmala faced 4th placed Saldus. Guests from Jurmala (17-4) defeated host Saldus (14-7) 86-75. The guests trailed by 1 point after three quarters before their 32-20 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Newly promoted Jurmala maintains first place with 17-4 record. Loser Saldus keep the fourth position with seven games lost. Jurmala will meet BS Ogre (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Saldus will play against Ridzene in Riga and hope to secure a win.
gschID: 123926


Livani - Liepaja-2 91-81

We should mention about the upset which took place in Livani, where 7th ranked Liepaja-2 (10-11) lost to tenth ranked Livani (4-15) in a road game 81-91. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Liepaja-2. It looked good early as Liepaja-2 took an 17-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Livani took control and eventually winning the game that evening by 10 points. Livani maintains tenth place with 4-15 record. Newly promoted Liepaja-2 dropped to the eighth position with 11 games lost. Livani's next round opponent will be higher ranked Daugava (#9) in Daugavapils and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
gschID: 123927


Gulbene - Liepaja-2 65-77

There was a small surprise when seventh ranked Liepaja-2 (10-11) defeated on the road 5th ranked Gulbene (11-10) 77-65 on Monday. The game without a history. Liepaja-2 led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Liepaja-2 have a solid series of four victories in a row. Despite that victory Liepaja-2 went down to eighth position due to points difference. Gulbene lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the sixth place with ten games lost. Liepaja-2 will face league's second-placed Ventspils Augstskola at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
gschID: 123928


Ridzene - VEF Kadeti 71-65

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 12th ranked VEF Kadeti's (1-18) road loss to eleventh ranked Ridzene (4-17) 65-71 on Monday. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 26-18. But VEF Kadeti won second period 19-18. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Ridzene maintains eleventh place with 4-17 record. VEF Kadeti lost eighth consecutive game. Newly promoted team stay dead last with 18 lost games. Ridzene will face higher ranked Saldus (#4) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. VEF Kadeti will play against Zemgale/Juniors (#7) in Jelgava.
gschID: 123929


Zemgale/Jun. - Ogre 92-86

Very important is a road loss of second ranked BS Ogre (15-5) against eighth ranked Zemgale/Juniors (10-10) on Tuesday night. Visiting BS Ogre was defeated by Zemgale/Juniors in a tough game in Jelgava 86-92. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of BS Ogre. Zemgale/Juniors moved-up to seventh place. BS Ogre at the other side dropped to the third position with five games lost. Zemgale/Juniors will play against bottom-ranked VEF Kadeti (#12) in Riga in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. BS Ogre will play on the road against the league's second-placed Ventspils Augstskola (#2) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
gschID: 120522




VEF Riga edge Rudupis to reach Baltic League Final Four - by Eurobasket News
Rudupis - VEF Riga 67:82

VEF Riga earned spot in the Baltic League Final Four. They swept their quarterfinal series against Rudupis. The decisive victory came tonight in Prienai. Dairis Bertans (192-G/F-89) scored 18 points to pace the Latvian team.
The visitors opened the game with seven points in a row. Rudupis leveled things up late in the period and eventually pulled in front 18:17. But Dairis Bertans and Kristaps Janicenoks (196-F-83) helped VEF to a 26:22 lead after ten minutes. VEF Riga tipped off the second term with 7 consecutive points to enlarge the margin. They rolled to a comfortable 41:31 lead at halftime. The visitors quickly cleared off to an 18-point advantage midway through the third term. The Latvian powerhouse stayed in front and accumulated a 63:50 advantage with one quarter remaining. Lipkevicius, Adas Juskevicius (194-G/F-89) and Justinas Sinica (203-F-85) gave hope for the hosts as they dragged Rudupis within 4 points with under five minutes remaining. But VEF Riga responded with six points in a row and never looked back en route to the victory.
Kristaps Janicenoks provided 17 points for VEF Riga. Artsiom Parakhouski (211-C-87, college: Radford) had 12 points in the win. Adas Juskevicius replied with 20 points and 6 boards for Rudupis. Justinas Sinica accounted for 17 points in defeat.

Rudupis: Adas Juskevicius 20, Justinas Sinica 17
VEF Riga: Dairis Bertans 18, Kristaps Janicenoks 17, Artsiom Parakhouski 12



Standings - LBAL
LBL D2 Standings
 1. Jurmala 17-4 
 2. Ventspils Aug. 15-4 
 3. Ogre 15-5 
 4. Saldus 14-7 
 5. BAA Riga 11-9 
 6. Gulbene 11-10 
 7. Zemgale/Jun. 10-10 
 8. Liepaja-2 10-11 
 9. Daugava 9-11 
 10. Livani 4-15 
 11. Ridzene 4-17 
 12. VEF Kadeti 1-18 


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  LEBANON   


From Mouttahed fans...Thanks coach Paul - by Maarouf Mawloud

Everyone interested in Lebanese basketball and following the league would agree with me that Mouttahed is showing a perfect basketball and would be the only team whos playing a beautiful basketball and letting everyone follow their games right now.
And for sure , all the basket ball fans wouldn't expect to see Mouttahed team performing in this great manner ,cause they dont have the big names in their roster nor big stars but they have a Legendcalled Paul Coughter ,who coached and conducted clinics and seminars in 129 countries on 6 continents.
Hes making from nothingeverythinghe has picked a new import ,AJ Johnson and gave him confidence and support to become a real leader in a short period.
Great chemistry ,team work ,best defensive team ,players want to fight for the team and for sure technical staff following every small step in the team.
Finally ,Coach Paul is making from a team ,who was competing to reach the final four , a Champion team who has big chances to attain the final and bring the title for the first time to Tripoli
From Mouttahed Fans and from ME 'Thanks coach Paul'.



Antranik inks Willie Irick.. - by Maarouf Mawloud

In a quick move, Antranik Beirut management signed with the American Willie Irick (198-F-84, college: Oklahoma City) to join the team for the rest of the season.
Willie Irick is versatile forward that started 36 games and made big plays in all facets of the game for a Oklahoma City University team that shocked the nation his senior year, holding a top #1 ranking most of the season and repeating as National Champions of NAIA Division One. Hard-nosed, hard-working, hustle player. Huge match-up problem for opponents: Offensively can play back-to-the-basket, face-up, shoot outside, and take players off the dribble. Has range beyond 3-point line. Defensively can guard perimeter and post players.
The 27 years,will have his second professional career in Lebanon,his first game was against the runner up Champville..he has scored 29 points and grabbed 4 rebounds,in his second game against Anibal Zahle he scored 25 points and also grabbed 4 rebounds.
His third game will held tonight against Mouttahed Tripoli whos playing the best basketball in the league


His agent Ahmed Zahra said 'I made bad steps in my agent career ,but after my dad dead I tried to be a new good person ,and I will help myself to achieve that ,and I will try to bring high level player next season to Lebanon.'


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Zalgiris beat Nevezis to advance into Baltic League semis - by Eurobasket News
Nevesiz - Zalgiris 66:78

Zalgiris became the third semifinalists of Baltic League Elite Division season. They toppled Nevezis to complete the sweep of the quarterfinal series. Marcus Brown (193-G-74, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: Murray St.) and Paulius Jankunas (205-F-84, agency: Interperformances) stepped up with 15 points each to lead the effort.
Nevezis surprised their opponents in the opening term. Led by Rolandas Alijevas (192-G-85) the hosts built a 23:15 lead after ten minutes. Marcus Brown scored quick four points at the start of the second term but Nevezis continued to stay in charge. They rallied to a confident 40:33 halftime advantage. Zalgiris got back to life at the beginning of the third term. The visitors exploded with 11 points in a row to surge in front. Zalgiris managed to eke out a 55:51 lead with ten minutes remaining. Marcus Brown and Klimavicius fired five points early in the fourth term as Zalgiris began sailing away. Paulius Jankunas and Mantas Kalnietis (196-G-86, agency: Interperformances) gave the Kaunas powerhouse a 10-point lead with under three minutes to go. Nevezis failed to recover in the reminder of the contest and had to surrender at the end.
Mantas Kalnietis delivered 12 points for the winners. Travis Watson (203-F/C-81, college: Virginia) produced 8 points for Zalgiris. Rolandas Alijevas accounted for 23 points, 11 boards and 5 assists for Nevezis. Egidijus Dimsa (205-C-85) chipped in 16 points in the loss.

Nevezis: Rolandas Alijevas 23+11 boards, Egidijus Dimsa 16
Zalgiris: Marcus Brown 15, Paulius Jankunas 15, Mantas Kalnietis 12



NKL Round 44 recap - by Eurobasket News
The Regular Season in NKL just ended. There was no lack of excitement in the last round games. The round ended with defeat of the leader and favorites losing the games.

The most surprising game was another loss of Triobet Malsta (17-23) in Siauliai on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by ABRO-Universitetas (14-26) 82-70. Triobet Malsta was trailing by 2 points at halftime but managed to get 6-point lead after three quarters before a 32-14 charge of ABRO-Universitetas, which allowed them to win the game. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Aivaras Kvedaravicius (184-88) who helped to win the game recording 24 points and 6 rebounds and Belarusian swingman Vitali Liutych (198-92) who added 19 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. Forward Henrikas Vorotnikovas (202-90) responded with 14 points (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). Triobet Malsta's coach Kestutis Narusevicius rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. ABRO-Universitetas moved-up to fifth place in Group B. Triobet Malsta at the other side remained at the top position with 23 games lost.
Important game to mention about took place in Kaunas. Erelita-KTU (16-24) saved a 2-point victory at home edging Delikatesas (14-26) 58-56 on Saturday evening. The winners were led by power forward Rokas Cepanonis (207-89) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 20 points and 12 rebounds and Vygantas Metelica supported him with 13 points and 5 steals. Even 15 points and 6 rebounds by guard Laimonas Kutra (185-88) did not help to save the game for Delikatesas. Erelita-KTU moved-up to the third place in Group B. Delikatesas at the other side stayed in the fifth position with 26 games lost.
Very important is a home loss of Silute (16-24) against Akademija (16-24) on Saturday night. Host Silute was defeated by Akademija in Silute 92-82. The best player for the winners was Egidijus Mockevicius who had a double-double by scoring 23 points and 10 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). Akademija's coach used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Evaldas Jurkus produced 27 points and 5 rebounds for the hosts. Akademija have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They finished in the fourth place in Group B and would take on LKKA-Atletas in playoffs. Silute lost third consecutive game.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Mazeikiai. Third ranked host Mazeikiai (26-16) defeated second-ranked Radviliskis (27-15) 76-59. Jason Warren orchestrated the victory by scoring 14 points and 6 rebounds. Mazeikiai occupied the third position with 26-16 record. Radviliskis at the other side stayed at the second place with 15 games lost.
NKL top team - Pieno Zvaigzdes (41-1) had no problems winning another game on Saturday. This time they crushed seventh ranked Nafta Universitetas (21-21) in Pasvalys 103-55. Worth to mention a quality performance of Remigijus Trakimas (205-C-87) who helped to win the game recording 21 points and 8 rebounds (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field). Pieno Zvaigzdes' coach Rimantas Endrijaitis felt very confident that he used 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Pieno Zvaigzdes have an impressive six-game winning streak. They clinched the first position with 41-1 record. Nafta Universitetas lost fourth consecutive game. They slipped at the seventh place with 21 games lost.

In the last two games of round 44 Meresta won against LKKA-Atletas on the opponent's court 73-64. Zalgiris-Sabonio was outscored by Perlas-MRU in a home game 62-97.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 21 points, 13 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals by Mantas Kazonas of Perlas-MRU.


ABRO-Univ. - Triobet Malsta 82-70

The most surprising game was another loss of Triobet Malsta (17-23) in Siauliai on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by ABRO-Universitetas (14-26) 82-70. Triobet Malsta was trailing by 2 points at halftime but managed to get 6-point lead after three quarters before a 32-14 charge of ABRO-Universitetas, which allowed them to win the game. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Aivaras Kvedaravicius (184-88) who helped to win the game recording 24 points and 6 rebounds and Belarusian swingman Vitali Liutych (198-92) who added 19 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. Five ABRO-Universitetas players scored in double figures. Forward Henrikas Vorotnikovas (202-90) responded with 14 points (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) and forward Ignas Dauksys (94-93) scored 12 points. Triobet Malsta's coach Kestutis Narusevicius rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. ABRO-Universitetas moved-up to fifth place in Group B. Triobet Malsta at the other side remained at the top position with 23 games lost.
Top scorers:
Triobet Malsta: H.Vorotnikovas 14+3reb+1ast, I.Dauksys 12+1reb+2ast, T.Sebeziovas 11+2reb+2ast, V.Kruzikas 9+3reb+2ast, P.Vaitiekunas 8+5reb, Z.Danielius 6+2reb
ABRO-Univ.: A.Kvedaravicius 24+6reb+2ast, V.Liutych 19+5reb+2ast, A.Kurauskas 16+4reb+3ast, A.Gurklys 13+10reb+2ast, P.Rasamavicius 10+1reb+1ast, N.Mika 0
gschID: 123081


Erelita - Delikatesas 58-56

Important game to mention about took place in Kaunas. Erelita-KTU (16-24) saved a 2-point victory at home edging Delikatesas (14-26) 58-56 on Saturday evening. Delikatesas cut a 16-point halftime deficit to two at the end of the game. Erelita-KTU forced 21 Delikatesas turnovers. The winners were led by power forward Rokas Cepanonis (207-89) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 20 points and 12 rebounds and guard Vygantas Metelica (190-88) supported him with 13 points and 5 steals. Even 15 points and 6 rebounds by guard Laimonas Kutra (185-88) did not help to save the game for Delikatesas. Forward Mindaugas Keras (200-85) added 11 points and 9 rebounds for the guests. Erelita-KTU moved-up to the third place in Group B. Delikatesas at the other side stayed in the fifth position with 26 games lost.
Top scorers:
Delikatesas: L.Kutra 15+6reb+1ast, M.Keras 11+9reb, J.Jucikas 9+9reb+1ast, J.Blazys 7+6reb+1ast, K.Artamonov 5+5reb+8ast, T.Mikalauskas 5+1reb
Erelita: R.Cepanonis 20+12reb+2ast, V.Metelica 13+4reb+1ast, M.Sapiega 9+1reb+3ast, M.Lisajevicius 9+2reb, N.Barauskas 3+3reb, A.Pelss 2+8reb+2ast
gschID: 123082


LKKA-Atletas - Meresta 64-73

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 5th ranked LKKA-Atletas' (23-19) home loss to fourth ranked Meresta (26-16) 64-73 on Saturday. LKKA-Atletas trailed by 12 points after 3 quarters before a 20-17 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 64-73 at the end of the game. Meresta made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. They also forced 23 LKKA-Atletas turnovers. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Simonas Slivka (194-86) who helped to win the game recording 17 points and 7 rebounds and forward Mindaugas Kumpis (202-82) who added 13 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. Guard Arunas Sakalauskas (188-91) responded with 14 points and 6 rebounds and center Tomas Urbonas (214-92) produced a double-double by scoring 10 points and 10 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Meresta claimed the fourth position in the final ladder. Loser LKKA-Atletas kept the fifth position with 19 games lost.
Top scorers:
LKKA-Atletas: A.Sakalauskas 14+6reb+3ast, D.Gricius 13+1reb+3ast, V.Sragauskis 13+2reb, T.Urbonas 10+10reb, P.Malasauskas 5+3reb+5ast, D.Domarkas 5+1reb+2ast
Meresta: S.Slivka 17+7reb+1ast, V.Padgureckas 14+3ast, S.Raziulis 14+3reb+4ast, M.Kumpis 13+8reb+1ast, T.Druktenis 5+11reb+2ast, A.Danusevicius 4+1reb
gschID: 123078


Mazeikiai - Radviliskis 76-59

The game between Top Four teams took place in Mazeikiai. Third ranked host Mazeikiai (26-16) defeated second-ranked Radviliskis (27-15) 76-59. Radviliskis was ahead by 9 points at the halftime before a 50-24 second half run of Mazeikiai. They outrebounded Radviliskis 40-25 including a 31-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. American swingman Jason Warren (201-84, college: Missouri Western) orchestrated the victory by scoring 14 points and 6 rebounds. The other American import guard Bryan Harrison (188-84, college: Georgia Coll.) contributed with 9 points and 7 assists for the winners. Warren is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Forward Martynas Binza (202-82) replied with 14 points and 6 rebounds and guard Zilvinas Kuklierius (180-85) added 11 points and 5 assists in the effort for Radviliskis. Four Radviliskis players scored in double figures. Mazeikiai occupied the third position with 26-16 record. Radviliskis at the other side stayed at the second place with 15 games lost.
Top scorers:
Radviliskis: M.Binza 14+6reb+1ast, R.Rauktys 14+2reb, Z.Kuklierius 11+3reb+5ast, D.Rekasius 10+4reb+1ast, L.Valantinas 8+2reb, L.Pipiras 2+8reb+2ast
Mazeikiai: J.Warren 14+6reb+1ast, M.Kumpys 12+7reb+1ast, D.Vaitelis 10+6reb, M.Sidlauskas 10+3reb+1ast, B.Harrison 9+4reb+7ast, M.Norkus 8+7reb+3ast
gschID: 123079


Silute - Akademija 82-92

Very important is a home loss of Silute (16-24) against Akademija (16-24) on Saturday night. Host Silute was defeated by Akademija in Silute 92-82. The game was mostly controlled by Akademija. Silute managed to win fourth quarter 31-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The best player for the winners was center Egidijus Mockevicius (204-92) who had a double-double by scoring 23 points and 10 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). Forward Janas Jurgo (200-83) chipped in 27 points. Akademija's coach used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Guard Evaldas Jurkus (190-84) produced 27 points and 5 rebounds and center Justas Cesnavicius (211-79) added 23 points and 7 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Akademija have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They finished in the fourth place in Group B and would take on LKKA-Atletas in playoffs. Silute lost third consecutive game.
Top scorers:
Silute: E.Jurkus 27+5reb+2ast, J.Cesnavicius 23+7reb+1ast, R.Dimiciukas 9+4reb+5ast, A.Cizikas 8+9reb+7ast, A.Vaitiekus 6+4reb+2ast, V.Nedzinskas 5+3reb+2ast
Akademija: J.Jurgo 27+2reb+3ast, E.Mockevicius 23+10reb+1ast, T.Lekunas 18+8reb+3ast, M.Paliukenas 8+2reb, K.Alekna 6+3reb+2ast, L.Kirlys 2
gschID: 123080


Pieno Zvaigzdes - Nafta Universitetas 103-55

NKL top team - Pieno Zvaigzdes (41-1) had no problems winning another game on Saturday. This time they crushed seventh ranked Nafta Universitetas (21-21) in Pasvalys 103-55. The game without a history. Pieno Zvaigzdes led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Nafta Universitetas to just 7 points in first quarter. Pieno Zvaigzdes dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to Nafta Universitetas' 34. Pieno Zvaigzdes forced 27 Nafta Universitetas turnovers and outrebounded them 50-28 including a 23-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. Worth to mention a quality performance of center Remigijus Trakimas (205-87) who helped to win the game recording 21 points and 8 rebounds (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field) and center Arturas Masiulis (210-80) who added 14 points and 9 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) during the contest. Five Pieno Zvaigzdes players scored in double figures. Pieno Zvaigzdes' coach Rimantas Endrijaitis felt very confident that he used 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Swingman Tadas Klimas (197-88) responded with 13 points and forward Donatas Norkus (196-90) scored 9 points and 6 rebounds. Pieno Zvaigzdes have an impressive six-game winning streak. They clinched the first position with 41-1 record. Nafta Universitetas lost fourth consecutive game. They slipped at the seventh place with 21 games lost.
Top scorers:
Nafta Universitetas: T.Klimas 13+4reb+1ast, D.Zvinklys 12+3reb+1ast, D.Norkus 9+6reb+2ast, T.Mazelis 7+2reb+2ast, M.Sumskis 6+8reb, A.Bulsis 5+4reb
Pieno Zvaigzdes: R.Trakimas 21+8reb+1ast, Z.Fredrick 14+1reb+4ast, A.Masiulis 14+9reb+2ast, D.Leonard 12+6reb+3ast, R.Sugintas 10+7reb+1ast, M.Virbalas 9+6reb
gschID: 123076


Zalgiris-Sabonio - Perlas-MRU 62-97

There was a small surprise in Kaunas where eighth ranked Perlas-MRU (18-24) smashed 6th ranked Zalgiris-Sabonio (22-20) 97-62 on Saturday. The game without a history. Perlas-MRU led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Mantas Kazonas (202-89) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 21 points, 13 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals and guard Evaldas Lengvinas (190-89) who added 20 points during the contest. Five Perlas-MRU players scored in double figures. Forward Zygimantas Skucas (200-92) responded with 13 points and 8 rebounds and center Gediminas Zyle (209-88) scored 9 points and 5 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Perlas-MRU finished in the eighth position with 18-24 record. Loser Zalgiris-Sabonio stayed at the sixth place with 20 games lost.
Top scorers:
Zalgiris-Sabonio: Z.Skucas 13+8reb+2ast, G.Zyle 9+5reb+1ast, M.Kupsas 8+3reb+1ast, M.Rutkauskas 8+3reb+3ast, P.Sorokas 6+6reb+1ast, J.Tamulis 5+1ast
Perlas-MRU: M.Kazonas 21+13reb+4ast, E.Lengvinas 20+1ast, A.Gorskovas 14+2reb+1ast, P.Semaska 12+6ast, T.Padegimas 11+7reb+3ast, D.Pipiras 8+5reb
gschID: 123077




VEF Riga edge Rudupis to reach Baltic League Final Four - by Eurobasket News
Rudupis - VEF Riga 67:82

VEF Riga earned spot in the Baltic League Final Four. They swept their quarterfinal series against Rudupis. The decisive victory came tonight in Prienai. Dairis Bertans (192-G/F-89) scored 18 points to pace the Latvian team.
The visitors opened the game with seven points in a row. Rudupis leveled things up late in the period and eventually pulled in front 18:17. But Dairis Bertans and Kristaps Janicenoks (196-F-83) helped VEF to a 26:22 lead after ten minutes. VEF Riga tipped off the second term with 7 consecutive points to enlarge the margin. They rolled to a comfortable 41:31 lead at halftime. The visitors quickly cleared off to an 18-point advantage midway through the third term. The Latvian powerhouse stayed in front and accumulated a 63:50 advantage with one quarter remaining. Lipkevicius, Adas Juskevicius (194-G/F-89) and Justinas Sinica (203-F-85) gave hope for the hosts as they dragged Rudupis within 4 points with under five minutes remaining. But VEF Riga responded with six points in a row and never looked back en route to the victory.
Kristaps Janicenoks provided 17 points for VEF Riga. Artsiom Parakhouski (211-C-87, college: Radford) had 12 points in the win. Adas Juskevicius replied with 20 points and 6 boards for Rudupis. Justinas Sinica accounted for 17 points in defeat.

Rudupis: Adas Juskevicius 20, Justinas Sinica 17
VEF Riga: Dairis Bertans 18, Kristaps Janicenoks 17, Artsiom Parakhouski 12



Standings - NKL
NKL Standings
Group A
 1. Pieno Zvaigzdes 41-1 
 2. Radviliskis 27-15 
 3. Mazeikiai 26-16 
 4. Meresta 26-16 
 5. LKKA-Atletas 23-19 
 6. Zalgiris-Sabonio 22-20 
 7. Nafta Universitetas 21-21 
 8. Perlas-MRU 18-24 
Group B
 1. Triobet Malsta 17-23 
 2. Silute 16-24 
 3. Erelita 16-24 
 4. Akademija 16-24 
 5. Delikatesas 14-26 
 6. ABRO-Univ. 14-26 
 7. Puntukas 11-29 


Stats Leaders - NKL
Points Per Game
 Vidmantas SRAGAUSKIS
  LKKA-Atletas
  (200-F-86)
  Avg: 21.7
 1. Sragauskis, LKKA-.21.7 
 2. Petraitis, Delikate.21.6 
 3. Vingelis, LKKA-.20.3 
 4. Tarvydas, Puntukas18.3 
 5. Jurkus, Silute18.0 
 6. Cizauskas, Zalgir.16.4 
 7. Sebeziovas, Triobe.16.3 
 8. Mineikis, Radviliskis16.3 
 9. Jacevicius, Perla.16.2 
 10. Girdziunas, Nafta U.15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Egidijus MOCKEVICIUS
  Akademija
  (204-C-92)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Mockevicius, Akade.10.7 
 2. Pikalavicius, Delika.10.2 
 3. Oladimeji, Radvilis.9.5 
 4. Nedzinskas, Silute8.6 
 5. Warren, Mazeikiai8.6 
 6. Brusokas, Perla.8.5 
 7. Mineikis, Radviliskis7.7 
 8. Kupsas, Zalgir.7.4 
 9. Kaupaitis, Silute7.2 
 10. Pupinis, Erelita7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Bryan HARRISON
  Mazeikiai
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Harrison, Mazeikiai7.2 
 2. Vingelis, LKKA-.5.1 
 3. Kuklierius, Radvilis.4.9 
 4. Sapiega, Erelita4.9 
 5. Cizauskas, Zalgir.4.6 
 6. Leonard, Pieno Z.4.5 
 7. Kutra, Delikatesas4.2 
 8. Virsilas, Silute4.1 
 9. Vasiliauskas, Triobe.4.1 
 10. Zymantas, Nafta U.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Bryan HARRISON
  Mazeikiai
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Harrison, Mazeikiai2.7 
 2. Metelica, Erelita2.5 
 3. Zymantas, Nafta U.2.5 
 4. Petraitis, Delikate.2.5 
 5. Vileita, Pieno Z.2.4 
 6. Vasiliauskas, Triobe.2.3 
 7. Kutra, Delikatesas2.2 
 8. Sapiega, Erelita2.1 
 9. Radavicius, Meres.2.1 
 10. Pauliukenas, Akade.2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Egidijus MOCKEVICIUS
  Akademija
  (204-C-92)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Mockevicius, Akade.2.6 
 2. Urbonas, LK.2.3 
 3. Kupsas, Zalgir.1.9 
 4. Jucikas, Delikatesas1.8 
 5. Oladimeji, Radvilis.1.5 
 6. Pupinis, Erelita1.2 
 7. Ramanauskas, Sil.1.1 
 8. Ramasauskas, ABRO-.1.0 
 9. Bernataviciu., Triobe.0.9 
 10. Warren, Mazeikiai0.9 


Jurgo's double-double lands him NKL Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News
27-year old forward Janas Jurgo (200-F-83) put on an amazing game in the last round for Akademija and receives a Eurobasket.com NKL Player of the Week award for round 43.
He had a double-double of 33 points and 11 rebounds, while his team beat Puntukas (#7, 11-29) 93-88. Akademija maintains the 4th position in Lithuanian NKL. Akademija is rather a weak team placed in lower part in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 15-24 record. In the team's last game Jurgo had a remarkable 64.3% from 2-point range and got four three-pointers out of 7 attempts. He just recently signed at Akademija, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Janas Jurgo averages this season 22.0ppg and 6.6rpg.

Second best performed player last round was Simonas Slivka (194-G-86) of Meresta Pakruojis. He is a guard in his 3rd season at Meresta. In the last game Slivka recorded impressive double-double of 22 points and 12 rebounds. It was enough for Meresta to edge slightly higher-ranked Mazeikiai (25-16) by 2 points 66-64. It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Meresta consolidated its place in top 4 of the standings. His team's 25-16 record is not bad at all. Slivka is one of the most experienced players at Meresta and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to center Mindaugas Kupsas (215-C-91) of Zalgiris-Sabonio mokykla Kaunas (#6). Kupsas scored 17 points and grabbed nineteen rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Zalgiris-Sabonio, leading his team to a 84-74 win against slightly lower-ranked Nafta Universitetas (#7, 21-20). Zalgiris-Sabonio needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 22 victories and 19 lost games. Kupsas has a great season in Lithuania. After 41 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 7.5rpg (8th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Vytautas-Edvardas Pikalavicius (196-F/G-90) of Delikatesas - 22 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Paulius Joneliunas (211-C-84) of Puntukas - 18 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Bryan Harrison (188-G-84) of Mazeikiai - 17 points, 4 rebounds and 10 assists
7. Klym Artamonov (176-G-93) of Delikatesas - 14 points and 10 assists
8. Egidijus Mockevicius (204-C-92) of Akademija - 15 points and 15 rebounds
9. Martynas Binza (202-F-82) of Radviliskis - 19 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Darrick Leonard (188-G-84) of Pieno Zvaigzdes - 18 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists

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


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National 2 Avanti Mondorf Coach Konsbruck replaced by former Etzella Star Gilles Becker - by John Thomas
March 19, 2011
Mondorf, Luxembourg


National 2 team Avanti Mondorf has parted ways with their head coach Guy Konsbruck . Former Etzella playmaker Gilles Becker (195-G/F-80), who ended his career last season, with Contern, takes over as the new head coach. Mondorf is currently the leader in the play-off-group in the Nationale 2. Mondorf is 10-6 and tied for 1st place with BBC Nitia in the race to see who will go up to the DBBL for next season. Becker had a stellar career at Etzella Ettelbruck winning multiple DBBL Championships and Cup titles as their starting point guard. Becker also played for many years on the Luxembourg National team. Mondorf won its first game with Becker at the helm with an impressive 67-41 win over BC Mess on March 12th. Mondorf has 4 games remaining and will play tonight at BBC Nitia in Betttembourg.



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Standings - CIBACOPA
CIBACOPA Standings
 1. Culiacan 5-0 
 2. Guasave 4-1 
 3. Hermosillo 4-1 
 4. Nogales 3-2 
 5. Guaymas 3-2 
 6. Cananea 3-2 
 7. Tijuana 2-3 
 8. Mexicali 1-4 
 9. Los Mochis 0-5 
 10. Tepic 0-5 


CIBACOPA Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Ryan MOSS
  Nogales
  (200-F/C-74)
  Avg: 29.6
 1. Moss, Nogales29.6 
 2. Gale, Mexicali29.2 
 3. White, Cananea28.8 
 4. Sowell, Culiacan26.8 
 5. Webb, Culiacan26.0 
 6. Thomas, Cananea24.6 
 7. Barrett, Guasave24.0 
 8. Moore, Tijuana23.5 
 9. White, Los Mochis23.4 
 10. Watson, Tijuana21.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ryan MOSS
  Nogales
  (200-F/C-74)
  Avg: 12.2
 1. Moss, Nogales12.2 
 2. Moore, Tijuana10.0 
 3. Shipley, Tijuana9.4 
 4. Brown, Nogales8.0 
 5. White, Los Mochis8.0 
 6. Brown, Tepic8.0 
 7. Matthews, Nogales7.6 
 8. Angulo, Los Mochis7.5 
 9. Lawal, Tepic7.5 
 10. Strobbe, Guasave7.2 
Assists Per Game
 David MEZA
  Culiacan
  (187-G-85)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Meza, Culiacan6.5 
 2. Watson, Tijuana6.2 
 3. Brown, Tepic5.3 
 4. White, Los Mochis4.2 
 5. White, Cananea4.2 
 6. Funn, Guasave4.0 
 7. Brown, Nogales3.8 
 8. Monreal, Hermosillo3.8 
 9. Bucio, Guaymas3.4 
 10. Webb, Culiacan3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Bryant MATTHEWS
  Nogales
  (201-G/F-82)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Matthews, Nogales2.6 
 2. Thomas, Cananea2.6 
 3. Webb, Culiacan2.0 
 4. Brown, Nogales2.0 
 5. Gale, Mexicali1.8 
 6. Lawal, Tepic1.8 
 7. Bucio, Guaymas1.8 
 8. Gonner, Guaymas1.5 
 9. Estrada, Tepic1.5 
 10. Meza, Culiacan1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Dainmon GONNER
  Guaymas
  (198-F-80)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Gonner, Guaymas3.5 
 2. Webb, Culiacan3.3 
 3. Shipley, Tijuana2.6 
 4. Watson, Tijuana2.4 
 5. Brown, Tepic2.3 
 6. Jones, Tepic2.3 
 7. Matthews, Nogales2.2 
 8. Thomas, Cananea2.2 
 9. Galindo, Culiacan2.0 
 10. Lawal, Tepic2.0 


CIBACOPA Round 5: Caballeros de Culiacan hands first defeat to Rayos de Hermosillo - by Eurobasket News
It's still too early stage of the Regular Season in CIBACOPA, but even now we can clearly see the differece between stronger teams and outsiders. The round was rather attractive and full of interesting results. The round ended with loss of the undefeated team, favorites losing the games, games ending by tiny margin and even winless team recording their first victory.

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Rayos de Hermosillo (4-1) on the court of leader Caballeros de Culiacan on Friday night. Visitors were edged by Caballeros de Culiacan 88-87. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Rayos de Hermosillo. It was a key game for the top position in the league as both teams had the same 4-0 record before this meeting. The hosts trailed by 4 points after three quarters before their 21-16 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Caballeros de Culiacan made 21-of-26 free shots (80.8 percent) during the game. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Caballeros de Culiacan made 14 blocks. The best player for the winners was American guard Kevin Sowell (190-81) who scored 26 points and 8 rebounds. The former international center Victor Avila (210-77, college: Oklahoma) chipped in 21 points and 12 rebounds. American guard Chavis Holmes (193, college: VMI) produced 21 points for the guests. Undefeated Caballeros de Culiacan (5-0) have an impressive series of five victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with a perfect record of 5 victories in a row. Rayos de Hermosillo at the other side keeps the second position with one game lost. They share it with Guasave. Caballeros de Culiacan are again looking forward to face Rayos de Hermosillo (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Rayos de Hermosillo will have a break next round.
Important game to mention about took place in Guasave. Fourth ranked Frayles de Guasave (4-1) saved a 3-point victory at home edging 7th ranked Tijuana Zonkeys (2-3) 96-93 on Friday evening. American guard William Funn (188-82, college: Portland St.) orchestrated the victory by scoring 22 points and 5 assists. Alonso Izaguirre contributed with 16 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Frayles de Guasave's coach Marcelo Elusich allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. American center Gene Shipley (206-79, college: Brandon, agency: Elleby Sports) answered with a double-double by scoring 26 points, 10 rebounds and 5 blocks for Tijuana Zonkeys. Frayles de Guasave moved-up to second place, which they share with Hermosillo. Tijuana Zonkeys lost their third game in a row. They keep the seventh position with three games lost. Frayles de Guasave will again play against Tijuana Zonkeys (#7) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Tijuana Zonkeys will have a break next round.
Very important is a home loss of third ranked Mineros de Cananea (3-2) against sixth ranked Fuerza Guinda Nogales (3-2) on Friday night. Host Mineros de Cananea was defeated by Fuerza Guinda Nogales in Cananea 97-83. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Mineros de Cananea. Ryan Moss stepped up with a double-double by scoring 30 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists (on 14-of-18 shooting from the field) for the winners. Davin White responded with 25 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line). Mineros de Cananea's coach rotated ten players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Fuerza Guinda Nogales moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Cananea and Guaymas. Fuerza Guinda Nogales will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Mineros de Cananea will play again against Fuerza Guinda Nogales (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Bomberos de Mexicali can celebrate their first win this season after four consecutive loses. They used home court advantage to defeat Pioneros Los Mochis (0-5) 96-81. Hugo Carrillo nailed 26 points and 9 rebounds for the winning side. Bomberos de Mexicali's coach Luis Nicoletti used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Bomberos de Mexicali (1-4) left bottom position moving up to eighth place. It was Pioneros Los Mochis' fifth loss in a row. They still closes the standings with five games lost. Bomberos de Mexicali's next round opponent will be again Pioneros Los Mochis (#9) at home.
Bottom-ranked Coras de Tepic (0-5) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 90-80 loss to fifth ranked Ostioneros de Guaymas (3-2) in Guaymas on Friday evening. The best player for the winners was Jerome Habel who scored 23 points. Ostioneros de Guaymas' coach Eduardo Opezzo used a ten-player rotation saving starting five for next games. The victory was the third consecutive win for Ostioneros de Guaymas. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Nogales and Cananea. Coras de Tepic lost their fifth game in a row. They still closes the standings with five games lost. Ostioneros de Guaymas will face again bottom-ranked Coras de Tepic (#10) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game.



Cananea - Nogales 83-97

Very important is a home loss of third ranked Mineros de Cananea (3-2) against sixth ranked Fuerza Guinda Nogales (3-2) on Friday night. Host Mineros de Cananea was defeated by Fuerza Guinda Nogales in Cananea 97-83. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Mineros de Cananea. The game was mostly controlled by Fuerza Guinda Nogales. Mineros de Cananea managed to win second period 20-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Fuerza Guinda Nogales dominated down low during the game scoring 76 of its points in the paint compared to Mineros de Cananea's 42. They outrebounded Mineros de Cananea 44-23 including a 23-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Fuerza Guinda Nogales made 15 blocks. Bahamas power forward Ryan Moss (200-74, college: UALR) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 30 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists (on 14-of-18 shooting from the field) for the winners and American swingman Bryant Matthews (201-82, college: Virginia Tech) chipped in 29 points and 12 rebounds. Four Fuerza Guinda Nogales players scored in double figures. American guard Davin White (186-81, college: Cal.St. Northridge) responded with 25 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line) and the other American import forward Derek Thomas (193-84, college: Appalachian St.) scored 20 points and 5 steals. Mineros de Cananea's coach rotated ten players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Fuerza Guinda Nogales moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Cananea and Guaymas. Fuerza Guinda Nogales will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Mineros de Cananea will play again against Fuerza Guinda Nogales (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Nogales: R.Moss 30+12reb+4ast, B.Matthews 29+12reb+2ast, O.Quintero 14+1reb+1ast, R.Hornsby 10+3reb+2ast, H.Rivera 6+4reb, N.Brown 4+2reb+5ast
Cananea: D.White 25+7reb+5ast, D.Thomas 20+4reb+1ast, F.Harris 10+3reb+1ast, O.Zuniga 9+3reb, M.Valenzuela 8, P.Darden 6+2reb
gschID: 122815


Guasave - Tijuana 96-93

Important game to mention about took place in Guasave. Fourth ranked Frayles de Guasave (4-1) saved a 3-point victory at home edging 7th ranked Tijuana Zonkeys (2-3) 96-93 on Friday evening. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Tijuana Zonkeys won third quarter 28-23. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Frayles de Guasave won last quarter 27-25. They dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to Tijuana Zonkeys' 44. Tijuana Zonkeys were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. American guard William Funn (188-82, college: Portland St.) orchestrated the victory by scoring 22 points and 5 assists. The former international swingman Alonso Izaguirre (200-76) contributed with 16 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Funn is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Five Frayles de Guasave players scored in double figures. Frayles de Guasave's coach Marcelo Elusich allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. American center Gene Shipley (206-79, college: Brandon, agency: Elleby Sports) answered with a double-double by scoring 26 points, 10 rebounds and 5 blocks and guard Luis Ramirez (180-82) added 23 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Tijuana Zonkeys. Frayles de Guasave moved-up to second place, which they share with Hermosillo. Tijuana Zonkeys lost their third game in a row. They keep the seventh position with three games lost. Frayles de Guasave will again play against Tijuana Zonkeys (#7) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Tijuana Zonkeys will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Guasave: W.Funn 22+4reb+5ast, A.Izaguirre 16+7reb+2ast, R.Barrett 16+5reb+1ast, M.Strobbe 15+4reb, G.Giron 14+6reb+4ast, J.Barnes 13+4reb+1ast
Tijuana: G.Shipley 26+10reb+3ast, L.Ramirez 23+9reb+4ast, J.Watson 21+7reb+4ast, C.Silva Santiago 7+2reb+1ast, K.Rodriguez 6+2reb+1ast, M.Gavaldon 5
gschID: 122816


Mexicali - Los Mochis 96-81

Bomberos de Mexicali can celebrate their first win this season after four consecutive loses. They used home court advantage to defeat Pioneros Los Mochis (0-5) 96-81. It was a very close game until the last quarter, when Bomberos de Mexicali's pressure prevailed and they won that period 28-15 extending their advantage to 15 points. They made 16-of-21 charity shots (76.2 percent) during the game. The former international power forward Hugo Carrillo (205-83) nailed 26 points and 9 rebounds for the winning side and American guard Michael Gale (193-82, college: Centenary) accounted for 26 points and 7 rebounds. Bomberos de Mexicali's coach Luis Nicoletti used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. American guard Detrick White (184-76, college: Mississippi St.) came up with 16 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and the other American import swingman Nathan Sims (191-86, college: BYU-Hawaii) added 20 points respectively for Pioneros Los Mochis in the defeat. Five Bomberos de Mexicali and four Pioneros Los Mochis players scored in double figures. Bomberos de Mexicali (1-4) left bottom position moving up to eighth place. It was Pioneros Los Mochis' fifth loss in a row. They still closes the standings with five games lost. Bomberos de Mexicali's next round opponent will be again Pioneros Los Mochis (#9) at home.
Top scorers:
Mexicali: H.Carrillo 26+9reb+2ast, M.Gale 26+7reb+3ast, J.Penny 17+3reb+3ast, R.Lopez 14+3reb+1ast, E.Cuen 12+4reb+1ast, J.Ortega 1+1reb+2ast
Los Mochis: N.Sims 20+4reb+2ast, D.White 16+8reb+4ast, C.M. Toussaint 16+4reb+4ast, I.Fox 12+4reb+2ast, A.Verdugo 8, A.Araujo 5+5reb
gschID: 122817


Guaymas - Tepic 90-80

Bottom-ranked Coras de Tepic (0-5) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 90-80 loss to fifth ranked Ostioneros de Guaymas (3-2) in Guaymas on Friday evening. The game was mostly controlled by Ostioneros de Guaymas. Coras de Tepic was better in second period 19-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Ostioneros de Guaymas made 17-of-18 free shots (94.4 percent) during the game. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Ostioneros de Guaymas made 15 blocks. The best player for the winners was American forward Jerome Habel (208-85, college: San Diego St.) who scored 23 points. The former international center Omar Lopez (203-80, college: Cal.Baptist) chipped in 14 points and 7 rebounds. Ostioneros de Guaymas' coach Eduardo Opezzo used a ten-player rotation saving starting five for next games. Nigerian-American forward Peter Lawal (198-86, college: Post) produced a double-double by scoring 24 points and 12 rebounds and American forward Ira Brown (193-82, college: Gonzaga, agency: Dream Team Management) added 21 points and 10 rebounds respectively for the guests. Five Ostioneros de Guaymas and four Coras de Tepic players scored in double figures. The victory was the third consecutive win for Ostioneros de Guaymas. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Nogales and Cananea. Coras de Tepic lost their fifth game in a row. They still closes the standings with five games lost. Ostioneros de Guaymas will face again bottom-ranked Coras de Tepic (#10) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game.
Top scorers:
Guaymas: J.Habel 23+4reb+2ast, D.Greene 15+2reb+2ast, O.Lopez 14+7reb+3ast, H.Nungaray 12+4reb+4ast, J.Luis Bucio 12+4reb+4ast, R.Navarro 8+8reb
Tepic: P.Lawal 24+12reb+3ast, I.Brown 21+10reb+2ast, J.Pablo Bravo 18+2reb+1ast, A."Tony" Jones 13+6reb+3ast, L.Hector Ibanez Bautista 4+1reb+3ast, A.Ayala 0
gschID: 122813


Culiacan - Hermosillo 88-87

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Rayos de Hermosillo (4-1) on the court of leader Caballeros de Culiacan on Friday night. Visitors were edged by Caballeros de Culiacan 88-87. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Rayos de Hermosillo. It was a key game for the top position in the league as both teams had the same 4-0 record before this meeting. The hosts trailed by 4 points after three quarters before their 21-16 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Caballeros de Culiacan made 21-of-26 free shots (80.8 percent) during the game. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Caballeros de Culiacan made 14 blocks. The best player for the winners was American guard Kevin Sowell (190-81) who scored 26 points and 8 rebounds. The former international center Victor Avila (210-77, college: Oklahoma) chipped in a double-double by scoring 21 points and 12 rebounds. Sowell is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. American guard Chavis Holmes (193, college: VMI) produced 21 points and the other American import center Marquise Gray (206-86, college: Michigan St., agency: ZAG Advocates) added 18 points, 6 rebounds and 5 blocks respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Caballeros de Culiacan (5-0) have an impressive series of five victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with a perfect record of 5 victories in a row. Rayos de Hermosillo at the other side keeps the second position with one game lost. They share it with Guasave. Caballeros de Culiacan are again looking forward to face Rayos de Hermosillo (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Rayos de Hermosillo will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Culiacan: K.Sowell 26+8reb+2ast, J.Webb 21+3reb+7ast, V.Avila 21+12reb+1ast, S.Morgan 10+5reb+1ast, W.Thompson 5+2reb+6ast, F.Verdugo 5+4reb
Hermosillo: C.Holmes 21+4reb+3ast, M.Gray 18+6reb, S.Monreal 16+4reb+2ast, J.Lopez 11+2reb+1ast, J.Abu-Shamala 9+9reb+3ast, J.Manuel Esteva 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 122814




Best players of Mexican CIBACOPA round 5 - by Eurobasket News
Experienced Bahamas Ryan Moss (200-F/C-74) had an amazing evening in the last round for Nogales and that's him to receive a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 5.
The 36-year old power forward had a double-double of 30 points and twelve rebounds, while his team beat Cananea (3-2) 97-83. Nogales is placed at 4th position in Mexican CIBACOPA. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost two games earlier this season. Nogales will need more victories to improve their 3-2 record. Moss just recently signed at Nogales, being already a very valuable addition to the team. University of Arkansas at Little Rock graduate has very impressive stats this year. Moss is league's best scorer averaging so far 29.6ppg and leads league in rebounds with 12.2rpg. Moss is in league's top in and averages solid 1.6bpg and 71.4% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 24-year old Nigerian forward Peter Lawal (198-F-86) of Tepic. Lawal impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 24 points and 12 rebounds. Bad luck as Tepic lost that game 80-90 to the higher-ranked Guaymas (#5, 3-2). Tepic are still at the very bottom. 5 lost games are too many considering they did not win any game. Lawal is one of the most experienced players at Tepic and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

The third best performed player last round was former international center Victor Avila (210-C-77) of top-ranked Culiacan. Avila scored 21 points and grabbed twelve rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Culiacan, leading his team to a 88-87 win against #3 ranked Hermosillo in a game of the week. Culiacan started extremely well this year. They recorded 5 victories without losing a single game. Avila turns to be one of the very best players in the league while he is also a leader of the top team having his eyes on the championship title. Avila has a very solid season. In 5 games in Mexico he scored 16.0ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Michael Gale (193-G-82) of Mexicali - 26 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Bryant Matthews (201-G/F-82) of Nogales - 29 points, 12 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Gene Shipley (206-C-79) of Tijuana - 26 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Luis Ramirez (180-G-82) of Tijuana - 23 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Hugo Carrillo (205-C/F-83) of Mexicali - 26 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Jerome Habel (208-F-85) of Guaymas - 23 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Chavis Holmes (193-G) of Hermosillo - 21 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists

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


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Sutjeska next season in the first division - by Dragan Scepanovic
Basketball Club Sutjeska from Niksic next season will playing in the First MNE1A league, after having won first place in the Super League victory against IB MCKL Podgorica 79:73.Sutjeska in the last match, eighth round Super League IB MCKL the SRC T-Mobile in Donja Gorica beat Podgorica 79:73 (20:18, 20:18, 16:18, 23:19) and will play next season in the elite ranks.Most effective in the team Sutjeska were Zarko Dragicevic (188-G-81) with 24 and Zarko Krivokapic (189-G-91) with 17 points, while the team better than the rest of Podgorica was Marko Perovic with 23 points.
Sutjeska the Super League finished in first place with 12 wins and two defeats, and Podgorica was the one with less victory than the team from team from Niksic.Basketball club Podgorica will play in Survival (Play-out) league whit teams of Mogren, ABS Primorje, Danilovgrad and Gorstak .





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Warriors reassign Lin to Reno Bighorns - by Eurobasket News
The Golden State Warriors have reassigned guard Jeremy Lin (6'3''-G-89, college: Harvard) to the Reno Bighorns of the NBA Development League, the team announced today.

Lin has previously appeared in 16 games over two stints with the Bighorns this season, averaging 17.9 points, 5.6 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 2.19 steals in 32.0 minutes per contest.

With the Warriors this season, Lin has appeared in 23 games, averaging 1.9 points, 1.1 assists and 1.13 steals in 8.7 minutes per contest.

Courtesy of http://basketball.realgm.com


Maloofs support Kings GM Geoff Petrie amid rumors - by Eurobasket News
The vultures are circling in Sacramento, as continuing reports that the Kings and its owners, the Maloof family, are looking to relocate to Anaheim have prompted rumors that the organization might be looking for a new management team as well as a new market.

On Friday, ESPN.com reported that former Portland Trail Blazers GM Kevin Pritchard was under consideration for Sacramento's GM position, which is currently held by Geoff Petire .

Sources close to the situation say that Kings co-owners Gavin and Joe Maloof, after years of patience, are giving strong consideration to starting all the way over should the team complete its increasingly anticipated relocation to Anaheim which would mean a change in the front office, as well, before deciding whether to retain or oust Westphal.
The Maloofs, sources say, are fans of former Trail Blazers general manager Kevin Pritchard and increasingly considering him as a potential hire for the looming new era in Orange County as the Anaheim Royals.

It remains to be seen if the Maloofs can actually stomach going through with such an aggressive revamp, after working so closely with Geoff Petire so long, but the Kings have been steadily declining since Petrie's unsuccessful dismantling of their glory-days team from the early 2000s.
Within hours of that report, the Kings issued a release to the media that backed Petrie.
There is absolutely no truth that we are considering anyone else for our General Manager position. We consider Geoff Petire to be the best in the business and look forward to continuing our resurgence with him at the helm.
If this song and dance sounds and looks familiar, that's because virtually the same thing happened back in December, when CBSSports.com's Ken Berger reported that the Maloofs might be ready to move on from Petrie and coach Paul Westphal.

Writing on Friday, Berger notes that a move to Anaheim 'would be only one of many factors making the time right for an organizational housecleaning.'

You know the old saying: owners support GMs right up until the second they decide to fire them, so take the Maloofs' statement with a grain of salt. They're doing Petrie, a long-time employee, a solid by protecting him from a one-sided account, but that doesn't mean they should stick with him blindly this summer, especially if they do go through with plans to relocate.

If only the Maloofs showed as much respect and consideration to their fanbase.

Anyway, the Kings have been spinning their wheels in the league's basement for years. An executive like Pritchard, who has experience building an organization from the ground up and winning back a lost fanbase in Portland, would seem an ideal fit for a move to a new market. Pritchard developed a reputation as a bit of a salesman in Portland, and while that might not work a lot of places, trying to pitch the 'Anaheim Royals' to a sports-soaked market like Southern California is going to take an executive with the right mindset and communication skills.

Once the ink dries on their press release, the Maloofs should give some thought to the idea of Pritchard, or a young executive like him. Assuming they haven't already, of course.

Courtesy of http://eye-on-basketball.blogs.cbssports.com


Friday's games review (12) - by Eurobasket News
Sacramento K. - Philadelph.76 80-102
Jrue Holiday (6'3''-G-90, college: UCLA) had 15 points and nine rebounds, and the Philadelphia 76ers built an early double-digit lead in coasting past the Sacramento Kings 102-80 on Friday night. The 76ers led by 26 after three quarters and moved ahead of the New York Knicks into sixth place in the Eastern Conference. Philadelphia is a half-game in front of the Knicks and three behind Atlanta, which is fifth. DeMarcus Cousins (6'11''-F-90, agency: SportsTalent, college: Kentucky) had 19 points and 12 rebounds for the Kings, who committed 22 turnovers. Sacramento has lost eight of nine and owns the worst record (16-51) in the Western Conference. Omri Casspi scored 14 points and Beno Udrih had 13. Lou Williams added 14 points and Andre Iguodala had 13 points, nine assists and seven rebounds for the 76ers despite sitting out the fourth quarter. *Courtesy of www.kansascity.com

LA Lakers - Minnesota T. 106-98
Pau Gasol (7'0''-F/C-80) scored 25 points, Kobe Bryant (6'6''-G-78) added 18 on his sprained left ankle, and the Los Angeles Lakers overcame Andrew Bynum's fourth-quarter ejection to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves for the 15th straight time, 106-98 on Friday night. Bynum had 10 points and 14 rebounds before getting tossed with 6:16 to play for a flagrant foul against Michael Beasley, who crashed to the floor after Bynum clobbered him on a drive. Despite a rusty return from a three-day break, Los Angeles has won 11 of 12 since All-Star weekend. Wes Johnson scored a career-high 29 points for the Timberwolves, who have lost 14 of 18. Beasley scored 18 points before leaving with apparent hip pain from Bynum's foul. *Courtesy of www.ktvn.com

Houston R. - Boston C. 93-77
Kevin Martin (6'7''-G/F-83, college: W.Carolina) scored 25 points, rookie Patrick Patterson (6'9''-F-89, college: Kentucky) had 18 points and a career-high 12 rebounds and the Houston Rockets routed the Boston Celtics 93-77 on Friday night. Kyle Lowry scored 20 and had nine assists and Chuck Hayes had 11 points and 11 rebounds for the Rockets, who've won three in a row and moved within 1 games of Memphis in the race for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. Jeff Green scored 17 points and Glen Davis added 16 for the Celtics, who've lost four of six. Boston slipped a half game behind Chicago for the best record in the East. Paul Pierce scored 10 points, but went 2 for 10 from the field, and Rajon Rondo had only four points on 2-for-11 shooting. Boston's point total was a season low for a Rockets' opponent. *Courtesy of www.masslive.com

Milwaukee B. - New Jersey N. 110-95
Carlos Delfino (6'6''-G-82) scored 26 points, making a career-high eight 3-pointers, and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the New Jersey Nets 110-95 on Friday night to halt a three-game losing streak. John Salmons (6'7''-F-79, college: Miami, FL) added 25 points to help the Bucks, who still cling to hopes they can reach the playoffs for the second consecutive season. Milwaukee (27-41) is 2 games behind eighth-place Indiana and a game back of Charlotte in the Eastern Conference with 14 to play. The Bucks also are hoping to get Drew Gooden, Ersan Ilyasova and Michael Redd back from injuries in the next week. Brook Lopez scored 25 points for his ninth straight game with at least 20, while Deron Williams had another tough shooting night despite 18 points as the Nets lost their second in two nights. *Courtesy of www.deseretnews.com

Phoenix Suns - Golde State W. 108-97
Channing Frye (6'11''-C/F-83, college: Arizona) scored 17 points in his return from a dislocated right shoulder, and the Phoenix Suns beat the Golden State Warriors 108-97 on Friday night to stop a four-game losing streak. Though 11th in the Western Conference, Phoenix (34-33) pulled within two games of Memphis for the eighth and final playoff spot. Frye, wearing a brace under his jersey to stabilize the shoulder he hurt March 6, missed his first four shots but was key to the offense with guard Vince Carter (6'5''-G-77, college: N.Carolina) struggling to make shots. Frye hit a 3-pointer and got a follow dunk in the fourth quarter that kept Phoenix comfortably in the lead. Carter missed his first nine shots, but Steve Nash and Grant Hill each scored 17 points and the Suns got 41 from their bench, led by Marcin Gortat's 18. *Courtesy of www.ktvn.com

Detroit P. - New York K. 99-95
Chris Wilcox (6'10''-F/C-82, college: Maryland) threw down a one-handed dunk off a missed shot with 53 seconds left, and the Detroit Pistons rallied from an 11-point, fourth-quarter deficit to beat the New York Knicks 99-95 on Friday night. After Wilcox's dunk gave Detroit a two-point lead, Carmelo Anthony (6'8''-F-84, college: Syracuse) drove past Tayshaun Prince, but Wilcox was there defensively to force a missed shot. After Will Bynum missed on the Pistons' next possession, Wilcox helped keep the ball alive, and Detroit came up with it. Bynum made two free throws with 11 seconds left for the final margin. Anthony felt he was fouled on his drive in the final minute. He finished with six points on 2 of 12 shooting. Wilcox finished with 13 points and 12 rebounds, one of six Pistons in double figures. Amare Stoudemire and Toney Douglas scored 20 points apiece for New York. *Courtesy of www.miamiherald.com

Oklah.City T. - Charlotte B. 99-82
Kevin Durant (6'9''-G/F-88, college: Texas) scored 25 points, Serge Ibaka (6'10''-C/F-89) added 12 points, 13 rebounds and five blocked shots, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Charlotte Bobcats 99-82 on Friday night. James Harden added 21 points for the Thunder, who extended their winning streak to a season-best six games, all against Eastern Conference foes. The Thunder are 22-6 this season against the East with two games left, including against Toronto on Sunday. *Courtesy of www.sfgate.com

Dallas M. - San Antonio S. 91-97
Tony Parker (6'0''-G-80) scored 33 points, Manu Ginobili (6'6''-G-77, agency: Interperformances) had 25 and Tim Duncan added 22, lifting the San Antonio Spurs to a 97-91 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night. Playing for the first time since losing to Miami by 30 on Monday night, the Spurs looked hungry and rested from the start, jumping ahead by 18 early in the second quarter. Then the Mavericks cranked up the defense and made things interesting. Dallas tied it at 60 and was within a basket of tying it again midway through the fourth quarter when San Antonio's trio of stars got rolling again. They sparked a 13-2 run that ended any drama and gave the Spurs a 3-1 win in the season series between the in-state rivals. Dirk Nowitzki led Dallas with 23 points. The Mavs lost for the fifth time in eight games, with all the losses to potential playoff foes. *Courtesy of www.sfgate.com

Orlando M. - Denver N. 85-82
The Orlando Magic trudged into their matchup with the streaking Denver Nuggets looking for the kind win that could provide much-needed momentum down the stretch of the regular season. They may have found it. Jameer Nelson (6'0''-G-82, college: St.Joseph's) swished a 3-pointer from the top of the key as time expired to give the Magic an 85-82 win over the Nuggets on Friday night. ''It felt good when it left my hands,'' said Nelson, who dribbled down the final seconds before rising up for the shot over Denver's Ty Lawson. ''I knew I had a great chance and y'all know I don't shy away from the last shot at all. I'm definitely willing to take the last shot - make or miss - and live with the results.'' The Magic led most of the final period, but struggled at the free throw line and let the Nuggets tie the game with 5.7 seconds to play. Orlando survived despite shooting just 37 percent from the field, its lowest percentage in a victory this season. It ended up just 20 for 31 from the line. Dwight Howard (6'10''-C/F-85) had 16 points and 18 rebounds. Hedo Turkoglu had 15 points, nine rebounds and eight assists, while Nelson, Brandon Bass and Jason Richardson all had 13 points. Wilson Chandler scored 20 points, Danilo Gallinari added 17 and Nene 14 for the Nuggets, who had a four-game winning streak snapped and lost for the 17th time in their last 18 trips to Orlando. *Courtesy of www.comcast.net

Toronto R. - Washington W. 116-107
The Washington Wizards still aren't winning, but at least they're feeling better about the way they're losing. Andrea Bargnani (6'10''-F/C-85) scored 33 points, Demar DeRozan (6'7''-F-89, college: USC) had 30 and the Toronto Raptors beat Washington 116-107 on Friday night, handing the hapless Wizards their 13th loss in 14 games. But with three rookie starters each scoring 20 points, the Wizards are certain there will be brighter days in their future. 'The biggest thing was that we've had a tendency this year, when we've got behind, to really hang our heads and almost think it's not going to happen,' Wizards coach Flip Saunders said. 'With our young guys playing, what they've been doing is, even though we've fallen behind, they've kept on fighting.' Washington rookie Trevor Booker fouled out after scoring a career-high 26 points and matching his career best with 13 rebounds. 'He's great. A very athletic person who can rebound,' Wizards guard John Wall. 'He's showing that he can score around the basket and finish, so guys are getting out of his way.' One game after scoring a career-high 27 points, rookie Jordan Crawford had 25 for the Wizards, with Wall adding 21. Jose Calderon had 17 points and Leandro Barbosa scored 15 for the Raptors, who won for just the sixth time in 31 games. Toronto had lost seven of nine. *Courtesy of www.cbssports.com

Atlanta H. - Miami Heat 85-106
Nothing personal, Heat fans, but LeBron James (6'8''-F-84) loves playing away from Miami. Greeted by scattered boos from a sellout crowd following his trademark chalk clap at the scorer's table before the game, James just smiled. It was a reminder he was playing on the road, where he says he has his best games. James scored 43 points, including 23 in a dominant third quarter, and the Heat beat the slumping Atlanta Hawks 106-85 on Friday night. When asked what led to his big game, James said: 'Just the road.' 'That's the similarity,' he said. 'All on the road. I enjoy being on the road, I enjoy playing against not only the opposing players but the opposing fans. It's fun.' James' season high was 51 points at Orlando on Feb. 3. He began the night averaging 27.2 points on the road and 25.0 in Miami. *Courtesy of www.miamiherald.com

Indiana P. - Chicago B. 115-108 OT
Tyler Hansbrough (6'9''-F-85, college: N.Carolina) had 29 points and 12 rebounds to help the Indiana Pacers beat Chicago 115-108 in overtime on Friday night, snapping the Bulls' eight-game winning streak. Danny Granger (6'8''-F-83, agency: Priority Sports, college: N.Mexico) scored 19 points and Darren Collison added 17 for the Pacers, who have won three of four. Derrick Rose tied a career high with 42 points for the Bulls. He scored 19 in the fourth quarter and made three free throws with 1.2 seconds left to force overtime. Luol Deng added 21 points for the Bulls. Chicago entered the game with the best record in the Eastern Conference, and could have been the first team in the East to win 50 games. Courtesy www.sfgate.com




Jazz will not re-sign Marcus Cousin - by Eurobasket News
Utah Jazz general manager Kevin O'Connor announced that the team has elected not to re-sign center Marcus Cousin (6'11''-C-86, college: Houston) to a second 10-day contract. Following the transaction, the Jazz roster now stands at 14 players.

Cousin was originally signed to a 10-day contract on March 9 and appeared in four games for the Jazz (all as a reserve), averaging 1.0 point and 0.8 rebounds in 4.5 minutes per game. He registered four points, two rebounds and a block in 13 minutes of action at Minnesota on March 11.

Cousin (6-11, 255, Houston) was averaging 14.7 points, 8.6 rebounds and 1.16 blocks through 38 games (all starts) for the NBA Development Leagues Austin Toros at the time he was signed by the Jazz. He became the NBAs 14th D-League Call-Up and 12th different player promoted to the NBA this season. He was also the sixth D-League Call-Up in Jazz history, joining Rusty LaRue (2000-01), Mikki Moore (2003-04), Louis Amundson (2006-07), Sundiata Gaines (2010-11) and Othyus Jeffers (2010-11).

Courtesy of www.insidehoops.com


Washington Wizards: Othyus Jeffers signed to 10-day contract - by Eurobasket News
The Wizards have signed swingman Othyus Jeffers (6'5''-F-85, agency: Priority Sports, college: Robert Morris) of the NBA Development Leagues Iowa Energy to a 10-day contract:

From the news release:

Jeffers (6-5, 200), a two-time D-League All-Star (2009, 2011) and the 2009 D-League Rookie of the Year, has averaged 21.1 points, 9.1 rebounds and 3.1 assists this season through 38 games (18 double-doubles) with Iowa.

Jeffers has also appeared in 15 NBA games over two seasons after being called up by the Utah Jazz in 2009-10 and the San Antonio Spurs this season. He will wear uniform #12.

Courtesy of www.washingtonpost.com


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Kevin DURANT
  Oklah.City T.
  (206-G/F-88)
  Avg: 28
 1. Durant, Oklah.Ci.28.0 
 2. James, Miami Heat26.3 
 3. Stoudemire, New Y.26.1 
 4. Wade, Miami Heat25.3 
 5. Anthony, Denver N.25.2 
 6. Rose, Chicago B.24.9 
 7. Bryant, LA Lakers24.7 
 8. Ellis, Golde S.24.5 
 9. Gordon, LA Clippers23.7 
 10. Nowitzki, Dallas M.23.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kevin LOVE
  Minnesota T.
  (208-C-88)
  Avg: 15.6
 1. Love, Minnesota T.15.6 
 2. Howard, Orlando M.14.2 
 3. Randolph, Memph.12.6 
 4. Griffin, LA Clipp.12.2 
 5. Bogut, Milwauke.11.3 
 6. Noah, Chicago B.11.3 
 7. Camby, Portland TB10.7 
 8. Humphries, New J.10.1 
 9. Gasol, LA Lakers10.1 
 10. Okafor, N.Orlean.9.7 
Assists Per Game
 Rajon RONDO
  Boston C.
  (186-G-86)
  Avg: 11.6
 1. Rondo, Boston C.11.6 
 2. Nash, Phoenix Suns11.3 
 3. Williams, Utah Jazz9.7 
 4. Paul, N.Orleans H.9.7 
 5. Calderon, Toron.9.0 
 6. Felton, New Y.9.0 
 7. Wall, Washington W.8.7 
 8. Kidd, Dallas M.8.4 
 9. Westbrook, Oklah..8.4 
 10. Rose, Chicago B.7.8 
Steals Per Game
 Chris PAUL
  N.Orleans H.
  (183-G-85)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Paul, N.Orleans H.2.5 
 2. Rondo, Boston C.2.3 
 3. Ellis, Golde S.2.2 
 4. Westbrook, Oklah..1.8 
 5. Felton, New Y.1.8 
 6. Evans, Sacramen.1.7 
 7. Kidd, Dallas M.1.7 
 8. Gay, Memphis G.1.7 
 9. Allen, Memphis G.1.7 
 10. Conley, Memphis G.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrew BOGUT
  Milwaukee B.
  (212-F/C-84)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Bogut, Milwauke.2.7 
 2. Howard, Orlando M.2.4 
 3. McGee, Washingt.2.4 
 4. Ibaka, Oklah.Ci.2.4 
 5. Milicic, Minnesota T.2.2 
 6. Stoudemire, New Y.2.0 
 7. Jefferson, Utah J.2.0 
 8. Okafor, N.Orlean.1.9 
 9. Bynum, LA Lakers1.9 
 10. Duncan, San A.1.9 


Standings
NBA Standings
Eastern Conference
Atlantic Div.
 1. Boston C. 48-19 
 2. Philadelph.76 36-33 
 3. New York K. 35-33 
 4. New Jersey N. 22-45 
 5. Toronto R. 19-49 
Central Div.
 1. Chicago B. 49-19 
 2. Indiana P. 30-39 
 3. Milwaukee B. 27-41 
 4. Detroit P. 25-44 
 5. Cleveland C. 13-54 
Southeast Div.
 1. Miami Heat 47-22 
 2. Orlando M. 44-26 
 3. Atlanta H. 39-30 
 4. Charlotte B. 28-40 
 5. Washington W. 16-51 
Western Conference
Northwest Div.
 1. Oklah.City T. 45-23 
 2. Denver N. 41-28 
 3. Portland TB 39-29 
 4. Utah Jazz 36-33 
 5. Minnesota T. 17-53 
Pacific Div.
 1. LA Lakers 49-20 
 2. Phoenix Suns 34-33 
 3. Golde State W. 30-39 
 4. LA Clippers 26-43 
 5. Sacramento K. 16-51 
Southwest Div.
 1. San Antonio S. 55-13 
 2. Dallas M. 48-21 
 3. N.Orleans H. 40-30 
 4. Memphis G. 37-32 
 5. Houston R. 36-34 


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DIII All-Star Game rosters announced - by Eurobasket News
Two players were selected from each of the eight regions
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced rosters for the Reeses Division III College All-Star game, which will played as part of the 2011 NCAA Division III mens basketball championships, March 19, at the Salem Civic Center in Salem, Va.

The game will feature four outstanding former coaches who have all been recipients of the NABC Division III Outstanding Service Award. The East team will be coached former Allegheny College coach Phil Ness and he will be assisted by former Albion College coach Mike Turner. The West team will be coached by former Muskingum College coach Jim Burson and he will be assisted by former Suffolk University coach Jim Nelson. Former Beloit coach Bill Knapton was selected to coach the West team but is unable to attend.

Two players were selected from each of the eight regions as well as two players that were selected from an internet vote on D3hoops.com. Additionally, two players will be selected from the two teams that do not advance to the Division III championship game. The game is played at 1:00 prior to the championship game.

The senior all-star players were nominated by coaches and selected by a panel of coaches representing each region in Division III. Here are the rosters for Saturdays game:


Reese's All-Star East Team
Number Player Height Hometown School
4 Derek Mitchell 6'5 Newport News, Va. Ferrum
5 Marvin Billups 6'5 Chester, N.Y. SUNY-Purchase
20 Conor Meehan 6'4 Meriden, Conn. Amherst
23 Kai Massaquoi 6'2 Lawnside, N.J. Richard Stockton
32 Brandon Stephens 6'3 Dorchester, Mass. UMass-Dartmouth
55 Phillip Barera 6'6 Belmont, Mass. Ithaca
40 Andrew Powers 6'7 Boyerstown, Pa. Gettysburg
13 Dave Golembioski 6'6 Barneveld, N.J. SUNYIT
52 Lester Prosper 6'10 Freeport, N.Y. SUNY-Old Westbury
33 Ian Franks** 6'4 Greenwich, Ohio Wooster
42 Troy Whittingon** 6'6 Brooklyn, N.Y. Williams
**To be selected Friday night depending on Results of Semifinal games.
Reese's All-Star West Team
Number Name Height Hometown School
5 Mike Taylor 6'4 Brewster, Wash. Whitworth
13 Alex Franz 6'1 Catonsville, Md. St. Mary's (Md.)
21 Steve Djurickovic 6'3 Pleasant Prairie, Wis. Carthage (Wis.)
25 Jacob Smith 6'6 Superior, Wis. Wis.-Superior
30 Danny Jones 6'5 Herndon, Va. Randolph-Macon
32 Chris Saltzman 6'2 Jefferson Hills, Pa. Penn State Behrend
34 Austin Meier 6'4 Oshkosh, Wis. Milwaukee School of Engineering
50 Michael McClary 6'5 Bellaire, Mich. Olivet
44 Carl Hipp 6'8 St. Paul, Minn. Hamline
4 Tyler Nicolai** 5'11 Minnetonka, Min. St. Thomas
33 Ryan Wholey** 6'1 Pelham, N.J. Middlebury
**To be selected Friday night depending on Results of Semifinal games.

Courtesy of: www.ncaa.com





Down 17 with 8:54 left, Wooster wins - by Eurobasket News
Fighting Scots complete comeback to reach first title game
SALEM, Va. -- Nathan Balch (6'1''-G-88) pulled up for a 3-pointer with less than two minutes to play in a NCAA Division III national semifinal, ignoring the pressure riding on the moment and hoping his shot would go down to complete a rally that seemed to have no chance of happening earlier in the night.

The trey by the senior College of Wooster guard found the bottom of the net, giving the Fighting Scots their first lead of the game against Williams College in a riveting showdown at the Salem Civic Center Friday night.

We have been working on that kind of shot for the past week, Balch said. When teams start sinking under ball screens, we just have someone step up from behind the arc and shoot. Im just happy Coach (Steve) Moore didnt call a timeout. He was about to do it.

Black-and-yellow clad Wooster fans roared to their feet as the shot went down, overwhelmed with joy that their team had a 70-67 lead. The Wooster bench came to life as well, believing that maybe, just maybe, this dream of winning a national title wasnt going to end here.

The dream is indeed still alive after a heart-stopping 73-71 win that catapults the fifth-ranked Fighting Scots (31-2) into Saturdays national championship game.

The comeback was made official when fourth-ranked Williams failed to hit a season-saving basket. James Wang (6'0''-G) had a 3-pointer rattle in and out of the basket while Taylor Epley had his layup come up short, the ball dancing around the rim for what seemed like an eternity before rolling out as time expired.

There was a time when the Fighting Scots were down by as many as 17 in the second half. Sometimes, though, miracles do happen.

It was an improbable comeback, Moore said. We have been in that situation a few times before this season and found a way to win. Our guys realized it wasnt over.

Never mind that Wooster was in a 42-28 hole at halftime. And never mind that Wooster was behind 63-46 against the Ephs (29-3) with 8:54 remaining in the game.

As long as there was time still on the clock, the Fighting Scots were not going to stop believing.

Balch certainly had plenty of faith. He came into the game with 63 treys made this year and as the teams second-leading scorer at 12.2 points per game.

So he did what any battle-tested veteran would do. He stepped up and drilled a trey that helped ignite the rally. Balch didnt score again until he delivered his clutch 3-pointer, snapping the 67-67 tie that Wooster had forged when Ian Franks drove in for a layup with 2:45 remaining.

Franks didnt see the basket that gave his team the lead for good.

I was on the bench and I didnt even see the 3-pointer go in, Franks said. Coach Moore jumped in front of me.

Balch finished the game with 13 points while Franks led the charge with 24. Justin Hallowell scored 18 and Bryan Wickliffe dropped in 14 points for a Wooster team that shot 42.6 percent from the field and dug down deep defensively late in the half, allowing the Ephs to score just eight points in the final eight minutes of the game.

Balch isnt surprised by the balance. Its all part of being a great team and there is no question teamwork is one of the reasons the Fighting Scots are still in Salem today.

Its so great to have guys like Justin, Ian and Bryan that can knock down big shots, Balch said. We have great team chemistry and it has been such a blast being around this team this season.

Williams has one of the most dangerous offenses in the nation, averaging 81.7 points per outing, but the Ephs struggled to stay on course in the second half as the Fighting Scots battled back to take control.

The fact that the Fighting Scots were able to step it up on defense is hardly a surprise. Wooster has a knack for playing great defense and came in giving up just 64.2 points per outing.

Williams is so tough to defend because of their execution, Moore said. I dont think we were playing bad defense, but we needed to play outstanding defense. I thought we were more determined to do that in the second half. We moved our feet better and started communicating more.

It all adds up to the Fighting Scots having a chance to raise a national championship banner today.

We believed in each other. Even when we were down and frustrated, we didnt give up,' Balch said. We just kept chipping away and found a way to win.
Courtesy of: www.ncaa.com


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  PALESTINE   


Standings - Men
PBBA Standings
 1. De La Salle 3-0 
 2. Ibdaa D. 3-0 
 3. Berzeit Club 3-1 
 4. Al Ahli 2-0 
 5. Bethlehem 2-1 
 6. Hiteen 2-1 
 7. Beit Sahour 2-1 
 8. Orthodox R. 1-2 
 9. Sarriyet 1-2 
 10. Ebal 1-3 
 11. Al Fara 0-3 
 12. Islami 0-3 
 13. Qalandia 0-3 


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  PBL   


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Mike WILLIAMS
  Rochester R.
  (201-F-85)
  Avg: 20.9
 1. Williams, Vermo.20.9 
 2. Brown, Quebec K.20.4 
 3. Jones, Kentucky S.20.1 
 4. Anderson, Saint J.20.1 
 5. Egerson, Saint J.19.4 
 6. Dollard, Halifax R.17.8 
 7. Miles, Dayton A.17.5 
 8. Parran, Quebec K.17.1 
 9. Allen, Vermont FH16.7 
 10. Rice, Vermont FH15.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Eric CROOKSHANK
  Halifax R.
  (201-F-80)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Crookshank, Halif.11.2 
 2. Williams, Vermo.10.3 
 3. Mims, Lawton Ft.SC8.9 
 4. Williams, Rocheste.8.4 
 5. Dollard, Halifax R.8.3 
 6. Jones, Kentucky S.8.3 
 7. Walton, Rocheste.8.0 
 8. DeMasi, Saint J.7.8 
 9. Harris, Kentucky S.7.4 
 10. Ocitti, Saint J.7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Dwuan RICE
  Saint John M.R.
  (180-G-)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Rice, Vermont FH7.6 
 2. Parran, Quebec K.7.0 
 3. Rice, Saint J.6.3 
 4. Anderson, Saint J.5.3 
 5. Brown, Halifax R.5.2 
 6. Bowden, Lawton F.4.2 
 7. Crouch, Rocheste.4.0 
 8. Egerson, Saint J.3.9 
 9. Acker, Quebec K.3.7 
 10. Fountain, Lawton F.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Dwuan RICE
  Saint John M.R.
  (180-G-)
  Avg: 3
 1. Rice, Vermont FH3.0 
 2. Parran, Quebec K.2.6 
 3. Mims, Lawton Ft.SC2.2 
 4. Austin, Vermont FH2.0 
 5. Anderson, Saint J.1.9 
 6. Brown, Quebec K.1.9 
 7. Miles, Dayton A.1.8 
 8. Monroe, Rocheste.1.4 
 9. Taylor, Dayton A.1.4 
 10. Bowden, Lawton F.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Jared CARTER
  Rochester R.
  (216-C-87)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Carter, Rocheste.1.8 
 2. Mims, Lawton Ft.SC1.7 
 3. Ocitti, Saint J.1.1 
 4. Crookshank, Halif.1.1 
 5. George, Dayton A.1.1 
 6. Pierre, Quebec K.1.0 
 7. Daniels, Lawton F.0.9 
 8. DeMasi, Saint J.0.9 
 9. Williams, Vermo.0.9 
 10. Harris, Kentucky S.0.8 


Standings
PBL Standings
 1. Lawton Ft.SC 15-2 
 2. Quebec K. 11-6 
 3. Rochester R. 10-8 
 4. Halifax R. 9-8 
 5. Saint John M.R. 8-7 
 6. Kentucky S. 5-13 
 7. Dayton A. 3-14 
 8. Vermont FH 2-5 


Round 17: Quebec Kebs defeat Halifax Rainmen in the game between Top 4 teams - by Eurobasket News
There are only two more rounds left in the Regular Season in PBL.

An interesting game for Quebec Kebs (11-6) which hosted in Quebec City 4th placed Halifax Rainmen (9-8). Second ranked Quebec Kebs managed to get a 9-point victory 98-89. The game without a history. Quebec Kebs led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Quebec Kebs forced 19 Halifax Rainmen turnovers. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Quebec Kebs made 7 blocks. American players dominated the game. Guard Royce Parran (175-85, college: Chicago St.) orchestrated the victory by scoring 18 points and 4 assists. Swingman Quinnel Brown (198-83, college: Auburn, agency: R.H.Consultancy) contributed with 16 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Quebec Kebs' coach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Guard Taliek Brown (186-82, college: Connecticut, agency: Global Sports Plaza) answered with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 assists for Halifax Rainmen. Quebec Kebs have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain second place with 11-6 record having four points less than leader Lawton Ft.SC. Halifax Rainmen lost third consecutive game. Halifax Rainmen at the other side keeps the fourth position with eight games lost. Quebec Kebs are looking forward to face league's leader Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Halifax Rainmen will have a break next round.
An interesting game for Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry (15-2) which hosted in Lawton 3rd placed Rochester RazorSharks (10-8). First ranked Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry managed to get a 5-point victory 85-80. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Rochester RazorSharks. Swingman Elvin Mims (196-79, college: S.Mississippi) stepped up and scored 20 points and 5 rebounds for the winners and Ramon Dyer chipped in 8 points and 10 rebounds. Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry's coach allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Forward Fred Durr (201-85, college: Oklah. Panhandle St., agency: Team Quest Inc.) responded with 14 points and 6 rebounds. Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry have a solid series of three victories in a row. Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry maintains first place with 15-2 record. Rochester RazorSharks at the other side keep the third position with eight games lost. Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry will play against Dayton Air Strikers (#7) in Kettering in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Rochester RazorSharks will play on the road against Dayton Air Strikers (#7) in Kettering and hope to get back on the winning track.
The game in Kettering supposed to be also quite interesting. Third ranked Rochester RazorSharks (10-8) played at the court of 7th ranked Dayton Air Strikers (3-14). Rochester RazorSharks smashed Dayton Air Strikers 145-115 on Tuesday. Keith Friel nailed 30 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for the winning side. Carlos English came up with 24 points for Dayton Air Strikers in the defeat. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Rochester RazorSharks have an impressive series of six victories in a row. Rochester RazorSharks maintains third place with 10-8 record having four points less than leader Lawton Ft.SC. Dayton Air Strikers lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with 14 games lost. Rochester RazorSharks will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Dayton Air Strikers will play against the league's leader Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry (#1) and hope to secure a win.

In the last game of round 17 Saint John M.R. beat Halifax R. on the road 104-98.
The most impressive performance of 17th round was 14 points, 19 rebounds and 5 blocks by Eric Crookshank of Halifax R..



Halifax R. - Saint John M.R. 98-104

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams when fifth ranked Saint John Mill Rats (8-7) beat on the road 4th placed Halifax Rainmen (9-8) 104-98 on Thursday. The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 35-17. But Halifax Rainmen won second period 28-20. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Guard Anthony Anderson (180-81, college: Massachusetts, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) nailed 32 points and 6 assists for the winning side and Canadian power forward Jeffrey Ferguson (210-81, college: Wayne St., MI, agency: SportsList Inc.) accounted for 16 points and 16 rebounds. American forward Eric Crookshank (201-80, college: Idaho St.) came up with a double-double by scoring 14 points, 19 rebounds and 5 blocks (perfect from the field making all seven shots !!!) and the other American import forward Marshall Brown (199-85, college: Missouri) added 22 points and 6 rebounds respectively for Halifax Rainmen in the defeat. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Saint John Mill Rats maintains fifth place with 8-7 record. Halifax Rainmen lost third consecutive game. Loser Halifax Rainmen keeps the fourth position with eight games lost. Saint John Mill Rats will meet Kentucky Stallions (#6) in the next round. Halifax Rainmen will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Halifax R.: M.Brown 22+6reb+2ast, K.Jones 15+3reb+3ast, T.Brown 15+7reb+5ast, T.Lathan 15+5reb+3ast, E.Crookshank 14+19reb+3ast, D.Thomas 8+6reb+2ast
Saint John M.R.: A.Anderson 32+4reb+6ast, M.Egerson 24+8reb, J.Ferguson 16+16reb+3ast, P.Young 12+10reb, D.Rice 12+2reb+8ast, T.Martin 6+3reb
gschID: 116082


Quebec K. - Halifax R. 98-89

An interesting game for Quebec Kebs (11-6) which hosted in Quebec City 4th placed Halifax Rainmen (9-8). Second ranked Quebec Kebs managed to get a 9-point victory 98-89. The game without a history. Quebec Kebs led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Quebec Kebs forced 19 Halifax Rainmen turnovers. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Quebec Kebs made 7 blocks. American players dominated the game. Guard Royce Parran (175-85, college: Chicago St.) orchestrated the victory by scoring 18 points and 4 assists. Swingman Quinnel Brown (198-83, college: Auburn, agency: R.H.Consultancy) contributed with 16 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Quebec Kebs' coach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Guard Taliek Brown (186-82, college: Connecticut, agency: Global Sports Plaza) answered with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 assists and forward Kavon Jones (201-87, college: Oklahoma City) added 15 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Halifax Rainmen. Four Halifax Rainmen players scored in double figures. Quebec Kebs have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain second place with 11-6 record having four points less than leader Lawton Ft.SC. Halifax Rainmen lost third consecutive game. Halifax Rainmen at the other side keeps the fourth position with eight games lost. Quebec Kebs are looking forward to face league's leader Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Halifax Rainmen will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Halifax R.: T.Brown 17+2reb+10ast, D.Thomas 15+7reb+1ast, K.Jones 15+8reb+4ast, E.Crookshank 12+13reb+1ast, M.Brown 12+5reb, D.Ferguson 6+1reb
Quebec K.: R.Parran 18+4reb+4ast, Q.Brown 16+6reb+1ast, C.Jeanty 10+6reb, B.Callier 9+2reb, L.McCroskey 9+4reb, T.Mitchell 8+3reb+6ast
gschID: 116083


Lawton Ft.SC - Rochester R. 85-80

An interesting game for Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry (15-2) which hosted in Lawton 3rd placed Rochester RazorSharks (10-8). First ranked Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry managed to get a 5-point victory 85-80. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Rochester RazorSharks. Rochester RazorSharks were ahead by 2 points at the halftime before a 44-37 second half run of Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry. Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry made 23-of-29 charity shots (79.3 percent) during the game. Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry forced 22 Rochester RazorSharks turnovers. Swingman Elvin Mims (196-79, college: S.Mississippi) stepped up and scored 20 points and 5 rebounds for the winners and forward Ramon Dyer (201-84, college: Houston) chipped in 8 points and 10 rebounds. Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry's coach allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Forward Fred Durr (201-85, college: Oklah. Panhandle St., agency: Team Quest Inc.) responded with 14 points and 6 rebounds and forward Mike Williams (201-85, college: Cincinnati) scored 8 points and 12 rebounds. Four Rochester RazorSharks players scored in double figures. Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry have a solid series of three victories in a row. Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry maintains first place with 15-2 record. Rochester RazorSharks at the other side keep the third position with eight games lost. Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry will play against Dayton Air Strikers (#7) in Kettering in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Rochester RazorSharks will play on the road against Dayton Air Strikers (#7) in Kettering and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Rochester R.: M.Council 15+1ast, F.Durr 14+6reb+1ast, K.Friel 10+2reb+1ast, J.Crouch 10+2reb+4ast, J.Carter 10+7reb+1ast, S.Monroe 8+2reb
Lawton Ft.SC: E.Mims 20+5reb+1ast, S.Fountain 11+3reb+1ast, E.Smith 11+2reb+1ast, R.Dyer 8+10reb, D.Bowden 8+6ast, S.Daniels 8+3reb+2ast
gschID: 116084


Dayton A. - Rochester R. 115-145

The game in Kettering supposed to be also quite interesting. Third ranked Rochester RazorSharks (10-8) played at the court of 7th ranked Dayton Air Strikers (3-14). Rochester RazorSharks smashed Dayton Air Strikers 145-115 on Tuesday. The game was mostly controlled by Rochester RazorSharks. Dayton Air Strikers managed to win fourth quarter 29-28. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Rochester RazorSharks shot 61.3 percent from the field and made 37-of-47 free shots (78.7 percent) during the game, while Dayton Air Strikers only scored twelve points from the stripe. Rochester RazorSharks had a 39-20 advantage in offensive rebounds. Rochester RazorSharks looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Guard Keith Friel (192-77, college: Virginia) nailed 30 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for the winning side and forward Mike Williams (201-85, college: Cincinnati) accounted for 18 points and 9 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Guard Carlos English (175-84, college: Cleveland St.) came up with 24 points and forward Quade Milum (201-86, college: Akron) added 23 points and 6 rebounds respectively for Dayton Air Strikers in the defeat. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Rochester RazorSharks have an impressive series of six victories in a row. Rochester RazorSharks maintains third place with 10-8 record having four points less than leader Lawton Ft.SC. Dayton Air Strikers lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with 14 games lost. Rochester RazorSharks will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Dayton Air Strikers will play against the league's leader Lawton Fort Sill Cavalry (#1) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Dayton A.: C.English 24+4reb+3ast, Q.Milum 23+6reb, P.Mickey Perry 17+3reb+3ast, K.Langhorne 15+6reb+1ast, T.Sowell 12+13reb+2ast, M.Thompson 8+4reb+1ast
Rochester R.: K.Friel 30+5reb+4ast, J.Carter 19+8reb+1ast, M.Williams 18+9reb+1ast, J.Crouch 14+8ast, T.McCoy 13+5reb+1ast, M.Council 12+3reb+2ast
gschID: 123866




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  POLAND   


Standings - DBE
PLK Standings
 1. Asseco Prokom 14-5 
 2. PGE Turow 14-6 
 3. Energa Czarni 13-8 
 4. Trefl Sopot 12-8 
 5. Anwil 11-10 
 6. Polpharma 10-10 
 7. AZS Koszalin 9-10 
 8. PBG Basket 9-11 
 9. Polonia Azbud 9-11 
 10. Zastal 9-12 
 11. SKK Kotwica 8-13 
 12. Siarka 3-17 


DBE Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Ted SCOTT
  SKK Kotwica
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 25.4
 1. Scott, SKK Kotwica25.4 
 2. Reese, AZS Koszalin17.4 
 3. Frazier, AZS K.16.9 
 4. Hinson, Polonia Azbud16.6 
 5. Hodge, Zastal16.2 
 6. Miller, PBG Basket15.1 
 7. Bennerman, Energa C.14.5 
 8. Dylewicz, Trefl Sopot14.4 
 9. NaNa, Polonia Azbud14.3 
 10. Goffney, Siarka14.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Darrell HARRIS
  SKK Kotwica
  (208-C-84)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Harris, SKK K.11.5 
 2. Burgess, Zastal9.8 
 3. Truscott, Siarka9.7 
 4. NaNa, Polonia Azbud8.1 
 5. Easley, Polonia Azbud7.0 
 6. Wysocki, PGE Turow6.9 
 7. Ceranic, Trefl S.6.5 
 8. Archibeque, Polph.6.4 
 9. Miller, Anwil6.3 
 10. Palmer, Polonia Azbud6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Igor MILICIC
  AZS Koszalin
  (194-G-76)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Milicic, AZS K.6.9 
 2. Blassingame, Energa C.6.7 
 3. Thomas, PGE Turow5.7 
 4. Hodge, Zastal5.1 
 5. Skibniewski, Polph.5.0 
 6. Hawkins, PBG B.4.3 
 7. Vaughn, Polpharma3.6 
 8. Nowakowski, Poloni.3.2 
 9. Ewing, Asseco P.3.2 
 10. Thompson, Anwil3.0 
Steals Per Game
 James MAYE
  Zastal
  (201-G/F-81)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Maye, Zastal3.1 
 2. Sapp, SKK Kotwica2.7 
 3. Hinson, Polonia Azbud2.7 
 4. Hodge, Zastal2.6 
 5. Blassingame, Energa C.2.5 
 6. Pringle, Siarka2.4 
 7. Skibniewski, Polph.2.3 
 8. Ewing, Asseco P.2.3 
 9. Milicic, AZS K.2.3 
 10. Reese, AZS Koszalin1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Darrell HARRIS
  SKK Kotwica
  (208-C-84)
  Avg: 2
 1. Harris, SKK K.2.0 
 2. Easley, Polonia Azbud1.5 
 3. Lapeta, Asseco P.1.4 
 4. Burgess, Zastal1.4 
 5. Hicks, Anwil1.3 
 6. Davis, Energa C.0.9 
 7. Mirkovic, Polpharma0.9 
 8. Miller, Anwil0.8 
 9. Kesicki, Zastal0.8 
 10. Reese, AZS Koszalin0.8 


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  PORTUGAL   


Proliga Round 18: Leader Barcelos lose to Fisica - by Eurobasket News
The Regular Season in Proliga is slowly approaching the end. But there may be still some important changes in the final standings in the last 4 rounds. There were many interesting games last round. The round ended with defeat of the leader, extra overtimes and favorites losing the games.

Top ranked Barcelos (14-4) recorded its fourth loss in Torres Vedras on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by third ranked Fisica (13-5) 86-69. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. The hosts trailed by 6 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 12-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 86-69. Fisica made 24-of-30 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was American power forward Jason Underwood (206-84, college: Centenary) who scored 18 points and 8 rebounds. Guinea-Bissau center Anastacio Sami (207-76) chipped in 21 points and 5 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was the former international forward Pedro Silva (198-79) who recorded 16 points and 6 rebounds. Barcelos' coach Jose Rodrigues rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Fisica moved-up to second place. Barcelos at the other side still keep top position with four games lost. Fisica are looking forward to face Maia Basket (#11) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Barcelos will play against Alges (#10) and are hoping to win this game.
Important game to mention about took place in Ponte de Sor. Eighth ranked Electrico FC (8-10) saved a 1-point victory at home edging second-best Galitos FC (12-6) 60-59 on Saturday evening. It was quite big embarassment for the guest team. It was a good game for forward Aylton Medeiros (194-88) who saved his team from a defeat with 19 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Denis Neves contributed with 11 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Electrico FC's coach Andriy Melnychuk allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. American swingman Malcolm Thomas (196-85, college: Widener) replied with 25 points and 4 steals for Galitos FC. Electrico FC maintains eighth position with 8-10 record. Galitos FC at the other side dropped to the third place with six games lost. They share the position with Angra. Electrico FC will play against bottom-ranked Seixal (#12) at home in the next round. Galitos FC will play against Sangalhos (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Bottom-ranked Seixal (0-18) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 72-54 loss to sixth ranked Sangalhos (11-7) in Sangalhos on Saturday evening. Nuno Bizarro scored 15 points and 8 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners. The best for the losing side was Tiago Magalhaes with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 12 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Sangalhos moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Terceira Basket. Loser Seixal still closes the standings. Sangalhos will meet at home higher ranked Galitos FC (#3) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Seixal will play against Electrico FC (#8) in Ponte de Sor and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Maia Basket (5-13) survived in overtime against Alges (6-12) by four points 87-83. The game took place in Alges. But the guests from Maia were better at the end. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Alges. Andre Dara notched a triple-double by scoring 17 points, 14 rebounds, 10 assists and 4 steals to lead the effort. Alges' coach Flavio Nascimento tested ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Maia Basket maintains eleventh position with 5-13 record. Newly promoted Alges keep the tenth place with 12 games lost. Maia Basket's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Fisica in Torres Vedras and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
We should mention about the upset which took place in Angra Heroismo, where higher ranked Terceira Basket (11-7) lost at home to ninth ranked Guifoes (7-11) 76-80 on Saturday. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of Terceira Basket. The best player for the winners was Joao Gaspar who scored 15 points and 8 rebounds. Guifoes' coach Rui Gomes used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Newly promoted Guifoes maintains ninth position with 7-11 record. Loser Terceira Basket dropped to the fifth place with seven games lost. Guifoes will face higher ranked Angrabasket (#4) on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Terceira Basket will play against Povoa and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last game of round 18 Povoa was defeated by Angra in a road game 80-75.



Angra - Povoa 80-75

There was no surprise when 7th ranked Povoa (9-9) was defeated on the road by fifth ranked Angrabasket (12-6) 80-75 on Saturday. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 21-18. But Povoa won second period 21-20. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Angrabasket forced 20 Povoa turnovers. Strangely Povoa outrebounded Angrabasket 44-31 including a 21-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Povoa's players. The best player for the winners was American power forward Terrence Mack (198-84, college: Rhode Island) who had a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds. Naturalized Angolan guard Joao Pereira (186-83) chipped in 23 points. At the other side the best for losing team was guard Nuno Oliveira (186-89) who recorded a double-double by scoring 15 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists and 6 steals and American forward Anthony jr. Oha (198-83, college: Prairie View A&M) added 16 points and 8 rebounds respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Angrabasket moved-up to third place, which they share with Galitos FC. Loser Povoa keeps the seventh position with nine games lost. Angrabasket will face Guifoes (#9) at home in the next round where they are favorite. Povoa will play against Terceira Basket in Angra Heroismo and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Povoa: A.jr. Oha 16+8reb+1ast, R.Coelho 16+5reb+2ast, N.Oliveira 15+10reb+4ast, L.Pires 11+12reb+2ast, A.Silva 8+5reb, G.Ehiagwina 6+2reb
Angra: J.Pereira 23+3reb+2ast, T.Mack 17+10reb+2ast, A.Kravtsov 15+3reb+1ast, K.Jolley 11+8reb+9ast, P.Magalhaes 6+1reb+3ast, F.Gomes 4+1reb+1ast
gschID: 101350


Alges - Maia Basket 83-87 OT

Maia Basket (5-13) survived in overtime against Alges (6-12) by four points 87-83. The game took place in Alges. But the guests from Maia were better at the end. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Alges. Alges were ahead by 1 point at the halftime before a 22-19 third quarter run of Maia Basket. They tied the game at the end of regular time. Then they were better in overtime eventually winning that period 19-15. Maia Basket shot 24 for 34 from the free-throw line, while Alges only scored four points from the stripe. Maia Basket players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. 24 personal fouls committed by Alges helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Guard Andre Dara (180-83) notched a triple-double by scoring 17 points, 14 rebounds, 10 assists and 4 steals to lead the effort and forward Joao Diamantino (201-85) supported him with 26 points and 15 rebounds. Four Maia Basket players scored in double figures. Even 28 points and 5 assists by guard Nuno Monteiro (180-86) did not help to save the game for Alges. American forward Silvester Spicer (198-86, college: Rogers St.) added 15 points and 12 rebounds. Alges' coach Flavio Nascimento tested ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Maia Basket maintains eleventh position with 5-13 record. Newly promoted Alges keep the tenth place with 12 games lost. Maia Basket's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Fisica in Torres Vedras and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
Top scorers:
Alges: N.Monteiro 28+3reb+5ast, S.Spicer 15+12reb, A.Joaquim 10+4reb+1ast, S.Correia 8+10reb+2ast, R.Robalo 7+3reb+4ast, E.Santos 6+3reb
Maia Basket: J.Diamantino 26+15reb, A.Dara 17+14reb+10ast, R.Monteiro 16+4reb+2ast, J.Gomes 12+4reb+3ast, J.Oliveira 9+9reb+3ast, L.Ferreira 7+8reb+3ast
gschID: 101346


Electrico FC - Galitos FC 60-59

Important game to mention about took place in Ponte de Sor. Eighth ranked Electrico FC (8-10) saved a 1-point victory at home edging second-best Galitos FC (12-6) 60-59 on Saturday evening. It was quite big embarassment for the guest team. Galitos FC was ahead by 1 point after three quarters before a 15-13 charge of Electrico FC, which allowed them to win the game. Electrico FC had a 21-10 advantage in offensive rebounds. Galitos FC was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for forward Aylton Medeiros (194-88) who saved his team from a defeat with 19 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Cape Verdean forward Denis Neves (197-78) contributed with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Electrico FC's coach Andriy Melnychuk allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. American swingman Malcolm Thomas (196-85, college: Widener) replied with 25 points and 4 steals and forward Rui Quintino (196-83) added 13 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Galitos FC. Electrico FC maintains eighth position with 8-10 record. Galitos FC at the other side dropped to the third place with six games lost. They share the position with Angra. Electrico FC will play against bottom-ranked Seixal (#12) at home in the next round. Galitos FC will play against Sangalhos (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Galitos FC: M.Thomas 25+3reb+1ast, R.Quintino 13+8reb+1ast, A.Pires 8+4reb+1ast, A.Brito 5+7reb, A.Coelho 2+1ast, D.Leiria 2+1reb+1ast
Electrico FC: A.Medeiros 19+7reb+4ast, D.Neves 11+10reb, T.Brito 10+5reb+1ast, B.Suca 7+4reb, E.Ferreira 5+1reb, J.Lanzinha 4+7reb+1ast
gschID: 101347


Terceira Basket - Guifoes 76-80

We should mention about the upset which took place in Angra Heroismo, where higher ranked Terceira Basket (11-7) lost at home to ninth ranked Guifoes (7-11) 76-80 on Saturday. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of Terceira Basket. Terceira Basket was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. The best player for the winners was Angolan forward Joao Gaspar (196-89) who scored 15 points and 8 rebounds. Swingman Miguel Faria (187-80) chipped in 17 points. Guifoes' coach Rui Gomes used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. At the other side the best for losing team was forward Alvaro Pontes (190-85) who recorded a double-double by scoring 21 points and 11 rebounds and American guard Nate Bowie (183-86, college: Cent.Arkansas) added 17 points respectively. Four Terceira Basket players scored in double figures. Newly promoted Guifoes maintains ninth position with 7-11 record. Loser Terceira Basket dropped to the fifth place with seven games lost. Guifoes will face higher ranked Angrabasket (#4) on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Terceira Basket will play against Povoa and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Terceira Basket: A.Pontes 21+11reb+2ast, N.Bowie 17+4reb+3ast, F.Tavares 16+3reb+2ast, D.Nevels 13+9reb+1ast, J.Avila 5, D.Goncalves 4+2reb+1ast
Guifoes: M.Faria 17+4reb+2ast, J.Gaspar 15+8reb, A.Libanio 12+8reb+1ast, O.Conceicao 9+4reb, P.Silva 7+2reb+3ast, P.Morais 6+4reb
gschID: 101348


Sangalhos - Seixal 72-54

Bottom-ranked Seixal (0-18) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 72-54 loss to sixth ranked Sangalhos (11-7) in Sangalhos on Saturday evening. The game was mostly controlled by Sangalhos. Seixal managed to win second period 19-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Seixal to just 7 points in third quarter. Sangalhos forced 25 Seixal turnovers. Forward Nuno Bizarro (192-80) scored 15 points and 8 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and swingman Emanuel Silva (188-79) chipped in 14 points during the contest. The best for the losing side was forward Tiago Magalhaes (192-76) with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 12 rebounds and swingman Daniel Machado (190-90) scored 7 points and 9 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Sangalhos moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Terceira Basket. Loser Seixal still closes the standings. Sangalhos will meet at home higher ranked Galitos FC (#3) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Seixal will play against Electrico FC (#8) in Ponte de Sor and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Seixal: T.Magalhaes 14+12reb+3ast, R.Galveia 7+2reb+2ast, D.Machado 7+9reb+3ast, T.Severino 6+3ast, M.Gomes 5+1reb, A.Clerigo 4+5reb
Sangalhos: N.Bizarro 15+8reb, E.Silva 14+4reb+1ast, F.Martins 10+3reb+1ast, L.Fonte 9+8reb+1ast, J.Carmo 7+4reb+2ast, M.Santos 7+1reb+2ast
gschID: 101349


Fisica - Barcelos 86-69

Top ranked Barcelos (14-4) recorded its fourth loss in Torres Vedras on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by third ranked Fisica (13-5) 86-69. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. The hosts trailed by 6 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 12-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 86-69. Fisica made 24-of-30 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was American power forward Jason Underwood (206-84, college: Centenary) who scored 18 points and 8 rebounds. Guinea-Bissau center Anastacio Sami (207-76) chipped in 21 points and 5 rebounds. Underwood is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. At the other side the best for losing team was the former international forward Pedro Silva (198-79) who recorded 16 points and 6 rebounds and guard Nuno Pedroso (187-79) added 17 points respectively. Five Fisica and four Barcelos players scored in double figures. Barcelos' coach Jose Rodrigues rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Fisica moved-up to second place. Barcelos at the other side still keep top position with four games lost. Fisica are looking forward to face Maia Basket (#11) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Barcelos will play against Alges (#10) and are hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Barcelos: N.Pedroso 17+4reb+2ast, P.Silva 16+6reb+2ast, T.Barreiro 14+6reb+1ast, C.Fechas 11+3reb+4ast, I.Goncalves 5+2reb+1ast, J.Moreira 4+3reb+1ast
Fisica: A.Sami 21+5reb+2ast, J.Underwood 18+8reb+3ast, R.Rodrigues 13+7reb+4ast, B.Freire 12+7reb, C.Dias 11+4reb+1ast, A.Cordeiro 5
gschID: 101345




Standings - LPB
LPB Standings
 1. Porto Ferpinta 16-1 
 2. Benfica 15-3 
 3. Academica 14-5 
 4. Ovarense 10-8 
 5. Vitoria SC 10-9 
 6. CAB 8-10 
 7. Penafiel 8-10 
 8. Sampaense 8-10 
 9. Ginasio 7-12 
 10. Illiabum 6-13 
 11. Lusitania 5-14 
 12. Barreirense 3-15 


Standings - Proliga
Proliga Standings
 1. Barcelos 14-4 
 2. Fisica 13-5 
 3. Galitos FC 12-6 
 4. Angra 12-6 
 5. Sangalhos 11-7 
 6. Terceira Basket 11-7 
 7. Povoa 9-9 
 8. Electrico FC 8-10 
 9. Guifoes 7-11 
 10. Alges 6-12 
 11. Maia Basket 5-13 
 12. Seixal 0-18 


Stats Leaders - UZO Liga
Points Per Game
 Riley LUETTGERODT
  Sampaense
  (196-G/F-85)
  Avg: 20.9
 1. Luettgerodt, Sampa.20.9 
 2. Curnell, Barreirense20.9 
 3. Oruche, Ginasio20.6 
 4. Jackson, Sampaense19.8 
 5. Shaw, Academica19.3 
 6. Austin, Vitoria SC19.0 
 7. Goode, Penafiel18.3 
 8. Webster, Ovarense17.6 
 9. Eddie, Academica17.6 
 10. Stempin, Porto F.17.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Nuno CORTEZ
  Ovarense
  (205-C-82)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Cortez, Ovarense10.3 
 2. Martin, Vitoria SC10.3 
 3. Shaw, Academica9.8 
 4. Robert, Lusitania9.6 
 5. Terrell, Porto F.9.4 
 6. Nolen, Penafiel9.2 
 7. Jackson, Sampaense8.8 
 8. Eddie, Academica8.8 
 9. Momplasir, Lusitania8.8 
 10. Harris, Illiabum8.4 
Assists Per Game
 Nuno MANARTE
  Ovarense
  (184-G-75)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Manarte, Ovarense6.4 
 2. Sing, Sampaense6.0 
 3. Reveles, Ginasio5.9 
 4. Minhava, Benfica5.3 
 5. Monteiro, Lusitania5.1 
 6. Simoes, Academica4.9 
 7. Fernandes, CAB4.5 
 8. Silva, CAB4.0 
 9. Barroso, Ginasio4.0 
 10. Andrade, Porto F.3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Tyrone CURNELL
  Barreirense
  (201-F-88)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Curnell, Barreirense3.5 
 2. Goode, Penafiel2.9 
 3. Cortez, Ovarense2.9 
 4. Holland, Academica2.5 
 5. Tavares, Vitoria SC2.2 
 6. Felix, Illiabum2.1 
 7. Jackson, CAB2.1 
 8. Gentry, CAB1.9 
 9. Eddie, Academica1.9 
 10. Barroso, Ginasio1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Marcel MOMPLASIR
  Lusitania
  (205-C-81)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Momplasir, Lusitania3.8 
 2. Nolen, Penafiel1.3 
 3. Jackson, Sampaense1.2 
 4. Gray, Sampaense1.2 
 5. Gentry, CAB1.2 
 6. Coelho, CAB1.1 
 7. Harris, Illiabum1.1 
 8. Stempin, Porto F.1.1 
 9. Willis, Illiabum1.1 
 10. Hartford, Ginasio1.0 


Sporting Basketball could return - by Hugo Carvalho
There are ideas and a project to revive the basketball for Sporting, which was abolished in 1995. If the new president of the Lions want. Old stars have teamed up to produce the document.
Continue the movement for the return of basketball to Sporting, which was abolished in 1995 under President Pedro Santana Lopes. A dinner recently gathered about 50 people, including former stars of the sport as Antonio Feu, Carlos Sousa, Nelson Serra, Rui Pinheiro and Mario Albuquerque.
Waiting for the election of the next president is a document prepared by a group of partners Leo fans of the sport of basketball.
'We have a project that points to two factors: the high level competition and training, taking advantage of multiple cores of Sporting in the country', said Edgar Vitari last director of the department of Leo basketball.
'I'd like to see return to basketball, but not enough to build a hall to practice. And in the present crisis is very difficult to raise sponsor ', said Nelson Serra, 65, former player Leo and the last coach to lead basketball senior Sporting.
Source Antonio Barros in www.abola.pt
By Hugo Carvalho



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Cangrejeros de Santurce win Copa del Cangrejo - by Eurobasket News
Cangrejeros de Santurce came up as winners of preseason Copa del Cangrejo. They defeated Capitanes de Arecibo 89:69 in the title decider.
Santurce reached the championship game after defeating Mets de Guaynabo 69:62. Capitanes de Arecibo prevailed against Grises de Humacao 85:75 en route to the final game.
Santurce dominated the decider from start to finish. Roberto Nieves (194-G-82, agency: Paris Global Sports, college: Valparaiso) stepped up with 20 points to lead the charge. Richard Chaney (196-G-84, agency: Court Side, college: Troy) provided 18 points, while Ricky Sanchez (212-C/F-87) finished with 15 points in the victory. Danilo Pinnock (196-G-83, agency: SportsTalent, college: George Washington) answered with 16 points for Arecibo. Antonio Latimer (204-F/G-78, college: Missouri So.) and Rafael Cruz (187-G-79, college: Youngstown St.) had 13 points each in defeat. Richard Chaney was named the MVP of the tournament after the game.
Humacao clinched the third position at the tournament. They toppled Guaynabo 92:88 in consolation final.



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Standings
Div.A Standings
 1. Ploiesti 23-3 
 2. Gaz Metan 21-6 
 3. U.Mobitel.CN 20-6 
 4. Mures 20-7 
 5. Steaua Turabo 18-7 
 6. Otopeni 15-11 
 7. Pitesti 15-11 
 8. Oradea 15-12 
 9. CSU Sibiu 14-13 
 10. Timisoara 12-15 
 11. Rovinari 12-15 
 12. CSM Bucuresti 11-15 
 13. Craiova 6-21 
 14. Politehnica Iasi 5-21 
 15. Miercurea 4-23 
 16. Brasov 1-26 


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  RUSSIA   


Stats Leaders - Superleague A
Points Per Game
 Keith LANGFORD
  Khimky
  (193-G/F-83)
  Avg: 19.2
 1. Langford, Khimky19.2 
 2. Domercant, Spart.15.9 
 3. Lampe, Unics14.9 
 4. Labovic, Enisey14.8 
 5. Williams, Enisey14.6 
 6. Baxter, Enisey14.4 
 7. Wilkinson, Lokomotiv14.2 
 8. Popovic, Unics14.1 
 9. Beverley, Spart.13.9 
 10. Vyaltsev, Triumph13.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Alexey ZHUKANENKO
  Dynamo
  (210-F-86)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Zhukanenko, Dynamo7.8 
 2. Massey, Lokomotiv6.8 
 3. Lampe, Unics6.4 
 4. Baxter, Enisey6.4 
 5. Beverley, Spart.6.3 
 6. Monya, Khimky6.2 
 7. Paunic, N.Novgorod5.9 
 8. Brezec, Krasnie .5.9 
 9. Wilkinson, Lokomotiv5.8 
 10. Plisnic, N.Novgorod5.7 
Assists Per Game
 Marcus WILLIAMS
  Enisey
  (191-G-85)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Williams, Enisey6.6 
 2. Bremer, Krasnie .5.7 
 3. Ponkrashov, Spart.5.5 
 4. Popovic, Unics4.7 
 5. Vyaltsev, Triumph4.6 
 6. Khvostov, Dynamo4.4 
 7. Planinic, Khimky3.7 
 8. Holden, CSKA3.4 
 9. Rush, Krasnie Krilya3.3 
 10. Samoylenko, Unics3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Dijon THOMPSON
  Spartak SP
  (201-G/F-83)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Thompson, Spart.2.3 
 2. Beverley, Spart.2.2 
 3. Surovtsev, Lokom.1.7 
 4. Voronov, Dynamo1.7 
 5. Ponkrashov, Spart.1.6 
 6. Labovic, Enisey1.4 
 7. McCarty, Unics1.4 
 8. Domercant, Spart.1.4 
 9. Green, Krasnie Krilya1.3 
 10. Lyday, Unics1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Sergey VARLAMOV
  Triumph
  (208-C-84)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Varlamov, Triumph1.3 
 2. Kaun, CSKA1.2 
 3. Monya, Khimky1.1 
 4. Eze, Khimky1.1 
 5. Likhodey, Triumph1.1 
 6. Zabelin, CSKA1.0 
 7. Lampe, Unics0.9 
 8. Sokolov, CSKA0.9 
 9. Davidson, Krasni.0.9 
 10. Zhukanenko, Dynamo0.8 


CSKA needs 2 overtimes to edge Krasnie Krilya - by Eurobasket News
Sixth-ranked Krasnie Krilya (7-11) was very close to win a game against fourth ranked CSKA Moscow (12-6) on Saturday. CSKA Moscow managed to secure only eight-point victory 89-81. However their fans expected easier game. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Krasnie Krilya. It was a good game for J.R. Holden who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 assists. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Defending champion moved-up to second place, which they share with Lokomotiv. Krasnie Krilya at the other side dropped to the seventh position with 11 games lost. CSKA Moscow will face league's leader Unics Kazan at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Krasnie Krilya will play against Khimky (#4) in Khimki.

The most impressive performance of 18th round was 29 points, 15 rebounds and 4 blocks by Maciej Lampe of Unics.


N.Novgorod - Spartak SP 75-72

There was a surprise result when eighth ranked BC Nizhny Novgorod (6-12) edged at home higher ranked Spartak St.Petersburg (11-7) 75-72 on Saturday. Spartak St.Petersburg trailed by 12 points after 3 quarters before a 25-16 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 72-75 at the end of the game. BC Nizhny Novgorod made 27-of-35 free shots (77.1 percent) during the game. Spartak St.Petersburg was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for Serbian guard Ivan Paunic (194-87, agency: Beo Basket) who led his team to a victory with 18 points and 6 rebounds. Forward Oleg Baranov (202-82) contributed with 17 points for the winners. American guard Patrick Beverley (185-88, college: Arkansas) replied with 24 points and 9 rebounds and Slovenian power forward Miha Zupan (205-82) added 16 points in the effort for Spartak St.Petersburg. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Newly promoted BC Nizhny Novgorod maintains eighth position with 6-12 record. Spartak St.Petersburg at the other side dropped to the fifth place with seven games lost. BC Nizhny Novgorod will face higher ranked Enisey Krasnoyarsk (#6) at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Spartak St.Petersburg will play against Triumph Lyubertsy in Lubertsy.
Top scorers:
Spartak SP: P.Beverley 24+9reb+2ast, M.Zupan 16+4reb+1ast, A.Korchagin 10+1reb, H.Domercant 8+1reb+1ast, A.Ponkrashov 6+1reb+1ast, P.Popovic 6+1reb
N.Novgorod: I.Paunic 18+6reb+3ast, O.Baranov 17+4reb+1ast, A.Yakovenko 8+5reb+2ast, A.Ivanov 8+4reb+2ast, D.Kulagin 7+3reb+4ast, N.Protic 6+1ast
gschID: 104035


CSKA - Krasnie Krilya 89-81 2OT

Sixth-ranked Krasnie Krilya (7-11) was very close to win a game against fourth ranked CSKA Moscow (12-6) on Saturday. CSKA Moscow managed to secure only eight-point victory 89-81. However their fans expected easier game. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Krasnie Krilya. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Krasnie Krilya won third quarter 23-17. 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 Krasnie Krilya used huge pressure winning it 16-14 getting a tie at the end of regular time. They lost eventually double-overtime period 11-19. They outrebounded Krasnie Krilya 50-28 including a 35-22 advantage in defensive rebounds. CSKA Moscow looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Krasnie Krilya was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for the former international guard J.R. Holden (185-76, college: Bucknell) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 assists. American swingman Jamont Gordon (193-87, college: Mississippi St.) contributed with 17 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Guard Victor Zvarykin (199-86) replied with 18 points and 7 rebounds and American guard Brion Rush (186-84, college: Grambling St., agency: Court Side) added 18 points in the effort for Krasnie Krilya. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Defending champion moved-up to second place, which they share with Lokomotiv. Krasnie Krilya at the other side dropped to the seventh position with 11 games lost. CSKA Moscow will face league's leader Unics Kazan at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Krasnie Krilya will play against Khimky (#4) in Khimki.
Top scorers:
Krasnie Krilya: B.Rush 18+2reb+1ast, V.Zvarykin 18+7reb+2ast, G.Green 15+4reb+2ast, K.Nesterov 8+2reb, E.Bremer 8+4reb+8ast, F.Dmitriev 6+3reb+2ast
CSKA: T.Langdon 17+1reb, J.Holden 17+3reb+11ast, J.Gordon 17+9reb+2ast, M.Smodis 9+6reb+1ast, V.Khryapa 8+12reb+3ast, S.Kaun 8+3reb
gschID: 104031


Unics - Lokomotiv 69-62

The game between closely ranked teams ended with second-best Lokomotiv's (12-6) road loss to first ranked Unics Kazan (13-4) 62-69 on Saturday. Lokomotiv trailed by 18 points at halftime and as many as 19 after three quarters before a 18-6 last quarter charge cut the deficit to 62-69 at the end of the game. Unics Kazan outrebounded Lokomotiv 42-30 including a 32-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Unics Kazan made 9 blocks. It was a good game for Polish-Swedish center Maciej Lampe (210-85) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 29 points, 15 rebounds and 4 blocks. Naturalized Belarusian forward Vladimir Veremeenko (208-84) contributed with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Guard Aleksei Surovtsev (202-84) replied with 6 points and 11 rebounds and forward Maksim Sheleketo (204-87) added 9 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Lokomotiv. Lokomotiv's coach Kestutis Kemzura rotated twelve players in this game, but that didn't help. Unics Kazan maintains first position with 13-4 record. Loser Lokomotiv keeps the second place with six games lost. Unics Kazan will face CSKA Moscow (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day.
Top scorers:
Lokomotiv: G.Shukhovtsov 10+3reb, M.Wilkinson 9+2reb+2ast, M.Sheleketo 9+5reb, A.Tucker 9+1reb, G.Jeretin 8+3reb+3ast, S.Toporov 7+3reb+2ast
Unics: M.Lampe 29+15reb, K.McCarty 15+6reb, V.Veremeenko 10+12reb+2ast, Z.Pashutin 9+3reb+3ast, T.Lyday 6+2reb+1ast, N.Padius 0
gschID: 104032


Dynamo - Enisey 76-88

Rather predictable result when seventh ranked Enisey Krasnoyarsk (7-10) won against on the road 9th ranked Dynamo Moscow (5-13) 88-76 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 5 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 3-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 88-76. It was a good game for American center Lonny Baxter (204-79, college: Maryland, agency: Priority Sports) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds. Serbian power forward Dragan Labovic (207-87, agency: Alti Sport) contributed with 20 points for the winners. Four Enisey Krasnoyarsk players scored in double figures. Enisey Krasnoyarsk's coach Stevan Karadzic used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. International forward Alexey Zhukanenko (210-86, agency: Alti Sport) replied with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds and the former international guard Victor Keyru (199-84) added 15 points in the effort for Dynamo Moscow. Enisey Krasnoyarsk moved-up to sixth place. Loser Dynamo Moscow keeps the ninth position with 13 games lost. Enisey Krasnoyarsk will face BC Nizhny Novgorod (#8) on the road in the next round.
Top scorers:
Dynamo: A.Zhukanenko 20+10reb, V.Keyru 15+3reb+2ast, P.Gubanov 9+3reb+2ast, D.Domani 9+3reb+1ast, E.Voronov 9+3reb+1ast, N.Shabalkin 9+7reb
Enisey: D.Labovic 20+4reb+1ast, A.Komarovskiy 16+3reb+1ast, L.Baxter 16+11reb+1ast, K.Pinkney 11+3reb+2ast, P.Sergeev 7+3reb+2ast, D.Nikolaev 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 104033


Triumph - Khimky 54-90

Not a big story in a game when 10th ranked Triumph Lyubertsy (4-13) was outscored by fifth ranked Khimky (11-6) in Lubertsy 90-54 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Khimky. Triumph Lyubertsy was better in third quarter 24-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Khimky dominated down low during the game scoring 48 of its points in the paint compared to Triumph Lyubertsy's 28. They outrebounded Triumph Lyubertsy 42-26 including a 29-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a good game for American swingman Keith Langford (193-83, college: Kansas) who led his team to a victory with 17 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. International forward Sergey Monya (203-83) contributed with 16 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Four Khimky players scored in double figures. Guard Iliya Syrovatko (193-88) replied with 11 points and center Aleksei Kurcevich (209-89) added 7 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Triumph Lyubertsy. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Khimky moved-up to fourth place. Triumph Lyubertsy lost fifth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 13 games lost. Khimky will face Krasnie Krilya (#7) in Samara in the next round. Triumph Lyubertsy will play on the road against Spartak St.Petersburg.
Top scorers:
Triumph: I.Syrovatko 11+3reb+1ast, V.Likhodey 11+1reb, A.Mateyunas 7+1reb, A.Kurcevich 7+5reb, E.Valiev 6+1reb+1ast, A.Vikhrov 5+2reb
Khimky: K.Langford 17+5reb+4ast, S.Monya 16+5reb+1ast, K.Loncar 11+6reb+1ast, T.Hansen 10+2reb+2ast, R.Lopez 8+2reb+1ast, L.Papadopoulos 6+11reb+4ast
gschID: 104034




Standings - Superleague A
PBL Standings
 1. Unics 13-4 
 2. Lokomotiv 12-6 
 3. CSKA 12-6 
 4. Khimky 11-6 
 5. Spartak SP 11-7 
 6. Enisey 7-10 
 7. Krasnie Krilya 7-11 
 8. N.Novgorod 6-12 
 9. Dynamo 5-13 
 10. Triumph 4-13 


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Standings - D1
Extraliga Standings
1. Nitra 26-10
2. Nova Ves 25-10
3. Levice 19-17
4. Komarno 19-17
5. Vahostav-Zilina 18-18
6. Handlova 17-19
7. Prievidza 15-21
8. B.Bystrica 15-21
9. Svit 15-21
10. Inter Bratislava 11-25


Stats Leaders - D1
Slovenska Extraliga Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
1, A.McCoy, Zilina 26.0
2, J.Burrows, Komarno 22.0
3, N.Delic, Handlova 20.9
4, Ch.Jackson, 20.2
5, B.Tomek, Nitra 19.5
6, J.Carter, Vahostav. 19.3
7, G.Szalay, Prievidza 17.2
8, P.Bosak, Nitra 17.0
9, L.Johnson, SNV 19.2
10, R.Moore, Nitra, 15.8
Rebounds Per Game
1, B.Tomek, Nitra 13.28
2, Ch.Jackson, Kom. 12.00
3, G.Szalay, Prievidza 10.67
4, N.Delic, Handlov 9.35
5, L.Johnson, SNV 8.45
6, D.Erwin, Nitra 8.39
7, J.Carter, Zilina 8.07
8, J.Burrows, Kom 7.79
9, D.Velcic, Bystrica 7.64
10, S.Gavran, Inter 7.19
Assists Per Game
1, J.Jones, Komarno 7.00
2, R.Moore, Nitra 6.85
3, C.Jefferson, SNV 5.86
4, J.Gavlak, Handlova 4.19
5, T.Kostomaj, Levice 4.17
6, M.Micka, Svit 3.37
7, R.Kucsa, Inter 3.00
8, J.Zavodny, Zilina 2.90
9, J.Burrows, Komarno 2.62
10, R.Grznar, Bystrica 2.48
Steals Per Game
1, J.Carter, Zilina 2.89
2, C.Jefferson, SNV 2.74
3, J.Jones, Komarno 2.58
4, J.Zvodn, Zilina 2.41
5, R.Moore, Nitra 2.32
6, A.Mielczarek, SNV 2.15
7, T.Kostomaj, Levice 2.14
8, S.Baldovsky, SNV 1.94
9, D.Toroman, Levice 1.89
10, B.Tomek, Nitra 1.83
Free Throws
1, G.Immink, Bystrica 89.6
2, P.Bosak, Nitra 89.5
3, M.Berkis, Komarno 89.0
4, P.Cosic, Svit 88.9
5, P.Mroz, SNV 87.5
6, V.Ridzon, Prievidza 83.6
7, N.Milosevic, Handlova 83.3
8, I.Majoros, Prievidza 82.6
9, J.Fears, Prievidza 82.2
10, V. Polakovic, Svit 79.8


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KBL Round 52: Sonic Boom KT beats KCC Egis in the most crucial game of the week - by Eurobasket News
There will be only one (last) round of the Regular Season in KBL.

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Jeonju. First ranked Sonic Boom KT faced 3rd ranked KCC Egis. Guests from Busan (40-13) defeated host KCC Egis (33-20) 90-78. The game was mostly controlled by Sonic Boom KT. KCC Egis managed to win third quarter 22-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 17-of-20 free shots (85.0 percent) during the game. American power forward Charles Rhodes (203-85, college: Mississippi St.) fired 24 points and 9 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) for the winners. The former international forward Sung-Min Cho (197-83) chipped in 21 points and 7 assists. American center Chris Daniels (211-84) produced a double-double by scoring 17 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists for lost side. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Sonic Boom KT maintains first position with 40-13 record. KCC Egis lost third consecutive game. They keep the third place with 20 games lost. Sonic Boom KT are looking forward to face Mobis Phoebus (#8) in Ulsan in the next round and are hoping to win another game. KCC Egis will play on the road against SK Knights (#7) in Seoul and are hoping to prove to their fans that they can break losing series.
Another exciting game was played in Ulsan between eighth ranked Mobis Phoebus and higher ranked Dongbu Promy where host Mobis Phoebus (20-33) won against Dongbu Promy (30-23) 87-83. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international guard Dong-Geun Yang (182-81) who helped to win the game recording 32 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists (made all of his eight free throws). Laurence Ekperigin contributed with 19 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Forward Ho-Young Yoon (198-84) replied with 19 points and 5 rebounds (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field) for Dongbu Promy. Dongbu Promy's coach Dong Hae Kang tried various players' combinations and tested in total twelve players in this game, but that didn't help. Mobis Phoebus have a solid three-game winning streak. Defending champion moved-up to seventh place, which they share with SK Knights. Dongbu Promy lost third consecutive game. They keep the fourth position with 23 games lost. Mobis Phoebus will play against league's leader Sonic Boom KT in Busan in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Dongbu Promy will play at home against Anyang KGC and hopes to get back on the winning track.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Anyang. Local Anyang KGC (16-37) was outscored by sixth ranked Samsung Thunders (26-27) 91-71 on Saturday night. Worth to mention a quality performance of Aaron Haynes who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 26 points and 13 rebounds. At the losing side Jeff Varem responded with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 14 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Samsung Thunders maintains sixth position with 26-27 record. Anyang KGC lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the ninth place with 37 games lost. Samsung Thunders will meet at home bottom-ranked Daegu Orions (#10) in the next round. Anyang KGC will play against Dongbu Promy in Wonju and hope to secure a win.

Rest of the games of round 52 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
LG Sakers defeated Daegu Orions in Changwon 91-85. LG Sakers beat SK Knights at home 80-67. Samsung Th. lost to Elephants on the opponent's court 74-78.



Daegu Orions - LG Sakers 85-91

There was no surprise when 10th ranked Daegu Orions (15-38) were defeated at home by fifth ranked LG Sakers (27-26) 91-85 on Saturday. Daegu Orions were tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. LG Sakers made 19-of-20 free shots (95.0 percent) during the game. Worth to mention a great performance of naturalized American forward Greg Stevenson (198-78, college: Richmond, agency: SportsTalent) who helped to win the game recording 33 points (!!!) and 4 steals and American center Chris Alexander (216-80, college: Iowa St., agency: Priority Sports) who added 12 points and 14 rebounds during the contest. Four LG Sakers players scored in double figures. LG Sakers' coach Eul-Jun Kang used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. At the losing side American power forward Amal McCaskill (211-73, college: Marquette) responded with a double-double by scoring 25 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists and the former international forward Dong Jun Lee (200-80) scored 33 points (!!!) and 5 rebounds. LG Sakers have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain fifth position with 27-26 record. Daegu Orions at the other side stay dead last with 38 lost games. LG Sakers will meet at home league's second-placed ET Land Elephants in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Daegu Orions will play against Samsung Thunders (#6) in Seoul and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
LG Sakers: G.Stevenson 33+3reb+3ast, H.Byun 13+2reb+4ast, C.Alexander 12+14reb+1ast, H.Kim 11+1ast, H.Park 6+1ast, S.Ki 4
Daegu Orions: D.Jun Lee 33+5reb+1ast, A.McCaskill 25+11reb+4ast, Y.Oh 13+1reb+2ast, K.Kim 6+1reb+2ast, I.Heo 4, T.Kim 2+2reb
gschID: 114305


Anyang KGC - Samsung Th. 71-91

The game with biggest result difference took place in Anyang. Local Anyang KGC (16-37) was outscored by sixth ranked Samsung Thunders (26-27) 91-71 on Saturday night. The game without a history. Samsung Thunders led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They shot 61.8 percent from the field. It was a great shooting night for Samsung Thunders especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 62.5 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Worth to mention a quality performance of American forward Aaron Haynes (201-81, college: Boise St.) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 26 points and 13 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) and forward Dong-Uk Kim (195-81) who added 14 points during the contest. At the losing side Nigerian-American swingman Jeff Varem (198-83, college: Washington St.) responded with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 14 rebounds and the former international forward Sung-Chul Kim (195-76) scored 17 points. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Samsung Thunders maintains sixth position with 26-27 record. Anyang KGC lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the ninth place with 37 games lost. Samsung Thunders will meet at home bottom-ranked Daegu Orions (#10) in the next round. Anyang KGC will play against Dongbu Promy in Wonju and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Samsung Th.: A.Haynes 26+13reb+2ast, D.Kim 14+3reb+1ast, W.Lee 13+2ast, K.Lee 11+2ast, D.Nam Park 6+3reb+7ast, N.Dixon 6+3reb
Anyang KGC: S.Kim 17+4reb+2ast, J.Lee 16+3reb+2ast, J.Varem 13+14reb+3ast, C.Park 12+2reb+3ast, H.Yang 4+5reb+4ast, S.Park 3+2reb
gschID: 114306


LG Sakers - SK Knights 80-67

No shocking result in a game in Changwon where fifth ranked LG Sakers (27-26) defeated 7th ranked SK Knights (20-33) 80-67 on Wednesday. The game was mostly controlled by LG Sakers. SK Knights managed to win fourth quarter 24-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Worth to mention a great performance of naturalized American forward Greg Stevenson (198-78, college: Richmond, agency: SportsTalent) who helped to win the game recording 11 points and 6 rebounds and guard Dae-Hyup Kang (188-77) who added 13 points during the contest. At the losing side the former international center Min-Soo Kim (200-82) responded with 16 points and 7 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) and American forward Gyasi Cline-Heard (202-79, college: Penn St.) scored 10 points and 9 rebounds. Four SK Knights players scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. LG Sakers have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain fifth position with 27-26 record. SK Knights at the other side keep the seventh place with 33 games lost. They share the position with Mobis Phoebus. LG Sakers will meet at home league's second-placed ET Land Elephants in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. SK Knights will play against KCC Egis (#3) in Jeonju and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
LG Sakers: D.Kang 13+1reb+3ast, G.Stevenson 11+6reb+1ast, C.Alexander 9+6reb+1ast, S.Ki 8+4reb, H.Lee 8+1reb, J.Han 6
SK Knights: M.Kim 16+7reb+1ast, H.Kim 14+4reb+2ast, I.Baek 11+2reb, G.Cline-Heard 10+9reb+3ast, J.Han 6, T.Leather 6+6reb+1ast
gschID: 114301


Elephants - Samsung Th. 78-74

Very expected game in Inchon where 6th ranked Samsung Thunders (26-27) were defeated by second ranked ET Land Elephants (38-15) 78-74 on Wednesday. However just four-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. The hosts trailed by 9 points after three quarters before their 23-10 charge, which allowed them to win the game. ET Land Elephants made 17-of-22 free shots (77.3 percent) during the game. Worth to mention a great performance of swingman Young-Sam Jung (188-84) who helped to win the game recording 15 points and 7 rebounds and center Jang-Hoon Seo (207-74) who added 15 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. Five ET Land Elephants players scored in double figures. ET Land Elephants' coach used entire bench in such tough game. At the losing side American forward Aaron Haynes (201-81, college: Boise St.) responded with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 10 rebounds and international guard Jung-Suk Lee (184-82) scored 24 points and 9 assists. ET Land Elephants have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 38-15 record having just two points less than leader Sonic Boom KT. Samsung Thunders lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with 27 games lost. ET Land Elephants will meet LG Sakers (#5) in the next round. Samsung Thunders will play against Daegu Orions and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Elephants: Y.Jung 15+7reb+3ast, J.Seo 15+8reb+1ast, H.Hill 11+1reb+1ast, J.Stevenson 10+3reb, O.George 10+8reb, H.Lee 5+1reb+1ast
Samsung Th.: A.Haynes 28+10reb+1ast, J.Lee 24+4reb+9ast, K.Lee 5+1ast, N.Dixon 5+2reb, D.Nam Park 4+2reb+1ast, D.Kim 3+5reb+4ast
gschID: 114302


KCC Egis - Sonic Boom KT 78-90

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Jeonju. First ranked Sonic Boom KT faced 3rd ranked KCC Egis. Guests from Busan (40-13) defeated host KCC Egis (33-20) 90-78. The game was mostly controlled by Sonic Boom KT. KCC Egis managed to win third quarter 22-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 17-of-20 free shots (85.0 percent) during the game. American power forward Charles Rhodes (203-85, college: Mississippi St.) fired 24 points and 9 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) for the winners. The former international forward Sung-Min Cho (197-83) chipped in 21 points and 7 assists. American center Chris Daniels (211-84) produced a double-double by scoring 17 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists and international center Seung-Jin Ha (222-85) added 20 points and 5 rebounds (perfect from the field making all seven shots !!!) respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Sonic Boom KT maintains first position with 40-13 record. KCC Egis lost third consecutive game. They keep the third place with 20 games lost. Sonic Boom KT are looking forward to face Mobis Phoebus (#8) in Ulsan in the next round and are hoping to win another game. KCC Egis will play on the road against SK Knights (#7) in Seoul and are hoping to prove to their fans that they can break losing series.
Top scorers:
Sonic Boom KT: C.Rhodes 24+9reb, S.Cho 21+7ast, D.Cho 18+3reb+4ast, S.Park 14+5reb+2ast, W.Yaung 6+2reb+3ast, Y.Kwon Yoon 4
KCC Egis: S.Ha 20+5reb, C.Daniels 17+10reb+5ast, B.Kang 11+3reb+4ast, J.Pil Ha 10+5reb+1ast, S.Choo 9+1reb+6ast, T.Chon 6+2reb+2ast
gschID: 114303


Mobis Phoebus - Dongbu Promy 87-83

Another exciting game was played in Ulsan between eighth ranked Mobis Phoebus and higher ranked Dongbu Promy where host Mobis Phoebus (20-33) won against Dongbu Promy (30-23) 87-83. Dongbu Promy was ahead by 4 points at the halftime before a 33-23 third quarter run of Mobis Phoebus. It was a great shooting night for Mobis Phoebus especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 55.0 percentage. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international guard Dong-Geun Yang (182-81) who helped to win the game recording 32 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists (made all of his eight free throws). American forward Laurence Ekperigin (201, college: Le Moyne) contributed with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Four Mobis Phoebus players scored in double figures. Forward Ho-Young Yoon (198-84) replied with 19 points and 5 rebounds (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field) and swingman Sung-Hyun Kim (190-80) added 12 points in the effort for Dongbu Promy. Dongbu Promy's coach Dong Hae Kang tried various players' combinations and tested in total twelve players in this game, but that didn't help. Mobis Phoebus have a solid three-game winning streak. Defending champion moved-up to seventh place, which they share with SK Knights. Dongbu Promy lost third consecutive game. They keep the fourth position with 23 games lost. Mobis Phoebus will play against league's leader Sonic Boom KT in Busan in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Dongbu Promy will play at home against Anyang KGC and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Mobis Phoebus: D.Yang 32+5reb+6ast, L.Ekperigin 19+10reb+1ast, K.No 19+3ast, J.Park 11+3reb+2ast, J.Ryu 2+4reb, C.Song 2+1ast
Dongbu Promy: H.Yoon 19+5reb, S.Kim 12+1reb+3ast, R.Benson 8+5reb, B.Kim 8+4reb, J.Hwang 7+1reb, V.Thomas 7+6reb+1ast
gschID: 114304




Standings
KBL Standings
 1. Sonic Boom KT 40-13 
 2. Elephants 38-15 
 3. KCC Egis 33-20 
 4. Dongbu Promy 30-23 
 5. LG Sakers 27-26 
 6. Samsung Th. 26-27 
 7. SK Knights 20-33 
 8. Mobis Phoebus 20-33 
 9. Anyang KGC 16-37 
 10. Daegu Orions 15-38 


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Standings - ACB
ACB Standings
 1. Regal Barca 22-4 
 2. Real Madrid 20-6 
 3. Valencia 17-9 
 4. Caja Laboral 16-10 
 5. Bizkaia Bilbao 15-10 
 6. Valladolid 15-10 
 7. Unicaja 14-12 
 8. Fuenlabrada 14-12 
 9. Gran Canaria 13-12 
 10. Cajasol 13-13 
 11. Estudiantes 13-13 
 12. DKV Joventut 12-13 
 13. CAI Zaragoza 11-14 
 14. Lagun Aro GBC 9-16 
 15. Manresa 9-17 
 16. Meridiano 7-18 
 17. Menorca 5-20 
 18. Granada 5-21 


Stats Leaders - LEB Gold
Points Per Game
 Ricardo GUILLEN
  La Laguna
  (205-F/C-76)
  Avg: 19.3
 1. Guillen, La Laguna19.3 
 2. Palacios, La Palma16.8 
 3. Mohammed, Lleida16.5 
 4. Detrick, Melilla16.2 
 5. Seawright, Leon15.4 
 6. Franklin, CB Tarra.15.3 
 7. Feldeine, Breogan15.2 
 8. Navarro, Girona14.9 
 9. Faverani, CB Mu.14.3 
 10. Downs, Burgos14.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kiril WACHSMANN
  Alcazar
  (203-C/F-83)
  Avg: 9.4
 1. Wachsmann, Alcazar9.4 
 2. Curtis, Lleida9.2 
 3. Sinanovic, Clinic.8.0 
 4. Seawright, Leon7.6 
 5. Humphrey, Caceres7.4 
 6. Guillen, La Laguna7.4 
 7. Kale, Ourense7.4 
 8. Chagoyen, La Laguna7.2 
 9. Arteaga, Breogan7.2 
 10. Junyent, Obradoiro7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Juan AGUILAR
  CB Tarragona
  (187-PG-88)
  Avg: 4.6
 1. Aguilar, CB Tarra.4.6 
 2. Sabat, La Laguna4.1 
 3. Rodriguez, Obrad.4.0 
 4. Brown, Ourense3.5 
 5. Bernabe, Leon3.5 
 6. Jimenez, Melilla3.4 
 7. Rivero, CB Murcia3.3 
 8. Cherry, Caceres3.2 
 9. Lopez, Burgos3.0 
 10. Quezada, Leon3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Andres RODRIGUEZ
  Obradoiro
  (182-PG-81)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Rodriguez, Obrad.2.4 
 2. Bernabe, Leon1.8 
 3. Franklin, CB Tarra.1.6 
 4. Rost, Girona1.6 
 5. Castro, Burgos1.6 
 6. Xavier, Caceres1.5 
 7. Alba, CB Tarragona1.5 
 8. Johnson, Huesca1.5 
 9. Palacios, La Palma1.5 
 10. Seawright, Leon1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Jeff FOOTE
  Melilla
  (212-C-88)
  Avg: 2
 1. Foote, Melilla2.0 
 2. Humphrey, Caceres1.8 
 3. Fontet, Leon1.3 
 4. Joseph, Navarra1.3 
 5. Diouf, CB Tarragona1.3 
 6. Sinanovic, Clinic.1.2 
 7. Faverani, CB Mu.1.1 
 8. McCoy, Caceres1.0 
 9. Arteaga, Breogan0.9 
 10. Gray, CB Murcia0.9 


LEB Gold: Round 29 review - by Eurobasket News
The Regular Season in LEB Gold is slowly approaching the end. But there may be still some important changes in the final standings in the last 5 rounds. The round was rather attractive and full of interesting results. It ended with change at the leadership position and favorites losing the games.

Round 29 in LEB Gold means a new league leader. The biggest surprise took place in Santoago de Comp where host Obradoiro CAB (25-4) beat league's leader CB Murcia (25-4) 90-80 on Friday evening. It ended at the same time the 16-game winning streak of CB Murcia. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The hosts trailed by 7 points at the halftime before their 53-36 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Obradoiro CAB made 29-of-33 free shots (87.9 percent) during the game. Obradoiro CAB outrebounded CB Murcia 27-16. 27 personal fouls committed by CB Murcia helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was naturalized American forward Bernard Hopkins (200-73, college: VCU) who scored 16 points and 5 rebounds. American swingman Deron Washington (201-85, college: Virginia Tech) chipped in 16 points (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line). Nigerian-American guard Michael Umeh (188-84, college: UNLV, agency: Pro One Sports) produced 24 points for the guests. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Obradoiro CAB have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with defeated CB Murcia. CB Murcia will play next round against Lobe Huesca trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Obradoiro CAB will try to continue on its current victory against fourth ranked Baloncesto Leon on the road.
Another exciting game was between eighth ranked Girona FC and 4th placed Baloncesto Leon where host Girona FC (15-14) won against Baloncesto Leon (17-12) 81-72. Point guard Ignacio Ordin (183-78) orchestrated the victory by scoring 25 points. Levi Rost contributed with 16 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Girona FC's coach Ricard Casas allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Power forward Jorge Garcia (203-77) answered with 20 points and 5 rebounds for Baloncesto Leon. Girona FC moved-up to seventh place. Baloncesto Leon at the other side keeps the fourth position with 12 games lost. Girona FC will play against CB Tarragona 2017 (#13) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Baloncesto Leon will play against the league's leader Obradoiro CAB (#1) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Bottom-ranked Ourense managed to get the second consecutive victory on Friday night. This time they won against seventh-ranked Grupo Iruna Navarra in Pamplona 77-67. Jonathan Kale stepped up and scored 8 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. Jason Blair responded with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 11 rebounds. Grupo Iruna Navarra's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Ourense maintains eighteenth place with 7-22 record. Newly promoted Grupo Iruna Navarra dropped to the eighth position with 15 games lost. They share it with Melilla. Ourense will meet at home higher ranked Fundacion Adepal (#17) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Grupo Iruna Navarra will play against Palencia Baloncesto (#16) and hope to secure a win.
A very interesting game took place in Melilla. It ended with only two-point home defeat of 9th ranked Melilla Baloncesto (14-15) to sixth ranked La Laguna (16-13) 83-81 on Friday evening. Jesus Chagoyen nailed a double-double by scoring 26 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) for the winning side. Melilla Baloncesto's coach tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. La Laguna moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Caceres. Melilla Baloncesto lost their third game in a row. Melilla Baloncesto at the other side dropped to the eighth position with 15 games lost. La Laguna's next round opponent will be Leche Rio Breogan (#11) in Lugo which should be theoretically an easy game. Melilla Baloncesto will play on the road against Lleida Basquet.
We should mention about the upset which took place in Caceres, where higher ranked Caceres 2016 (16-13) lost at home to sixteenth ranked Palencia Baloncesto (10-19) 67-80 on Friday. The best player for the winners was Adrian Moss who had a double-double by scoring 13 points and 14 rebounds. Palencia Baloncesto's coach Nacho Lezkano used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Palencia Baloncesto moved-up to fifteenth place, which they share with Clinicas Rincon. Caceres 2016 lost their fourth game in a row. Loser Caceres 2016 keeps the fifth position with 13 games lost. Palencia Baloncesto will face higher ranked Grupo Iruna Navarra (#8) in Pamplona in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Caceres 2016 will play on the road against Clinicas Rincon in Malaga.

Other games of round 29 were very predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
CB Tarragona was defeated by Burgos in a road game 77-67. Lleida was smashed by La Palma at home 59-89. Clinicas Rincon lost to Huesca on the opponent's court 78-84. Alcazar unfortunately lost to Breogan in a home game 65-73.


Burgos - CB Tarragona 77-67

There was no surprise when 13th ranked CB Tarragona 2017 (11-18) was defeated on the road by third ranked Ford Burgos (23-6) 77-67 on Friday. The game without a history. Ford Burgos led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Ford Burgos looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. The best player for the winners was American guard Micah Downs (203-86, college: Gonzaga, agency: Priority Sports) who scored 14 points and 6 rebounds. Hungarian power forward Peter Lorant (207-85, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) chipped in 9 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists. Four Ford Burgos players scored in double figures. point guard Juan Aguilar (187-88) produced 9 points and 4 assists and American-Italian swingman Ross Schraeder (196-83, college: Cal-Irvine) added 12 points respectively for the guests. CB Tarragona 2017's coach let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Ford Burgos maintains third place with 23-6 record having just two points less than leader Obradoiro. Loser CB Tarragona 2017 keeps the thirteenth position with 18 games lost. Ford Burgos will face UB La Palma (#10) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. CB Tarragona 2017 will play against Girona FC.
Top scorers:
CB Tarragona: T.Oglesby 12+2ast, R.Schraeder 12+2reb+2ast, R.Fornas 9+5reb+1ast, J.Aguilar 9+4reb+4ast, M.Diouf 8+4reb, A.Franklin 6+3reb+1ast
Burgos: M.Downs 14+6reb+3ast, J.Tillman 12+5reb+1ast, J.Castro 11+3ast, M.Vinicius Toledo 10+7reb+1ast, A.Martinez 10+1reb+1ast, P.Lorant 9+7reb+7ast
gschID: 92828


Lleida - La Palma 59-89

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both tenth ranked UB La Palma and 12th ranked Lleida Basquet had identical 12-16 record. But Lleida Basquet was not able to use a home court advantage and was smashed by the opponent from La Palma 89-59 on Friday night. UB La Palma shot the lights out from three sinking 14 long-distance shots on high 58.3 percentage. The best player for the winners was guard Sebastian Arrocha (180-76) who scored 24 points. Dutch power forward Roeland Schaftenaar (211-88, college: Oregon St.) chipped in 4 points and 13 rebounds. American center Dwayne Curtis (203-85, college: Mississippi, agency: Global Sports Plaza) produced 8 points and 9 rebounds and the other American import swingman Mildon Ambres (198-84, college: S.Nazarene, agency: Impact Basketball) added 13 points respectively for the hosts. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. UB La Palma maintains tenth place with 13-16 record, which they share with Breogan. Lleida Basquet lost their fifth game in a row. Loser Lleida Basquet keeps the twelfth position with 17 games lost. UB La Palma will face higher ranked Ford Burgos (#3) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Lleida Basquet will play against Melilla Baloncesto (#9).
Top scorers:
Lleida: M.Ambres 13+2reb, A.Moncasi 10+4reb, D.Perez 9+1reb+2ast, D.Curtis 8+9reb+2ast, M.Rubio 6+1reb+2ast, A.Mohammed 6+3reb
La Palma: S.Arrocha 24+2reb+2ast, R.Martinez 16+2reb+1ast, C.Odiakosa 13+3reb, J.Bonhome 8+1reb, J.Palacios 8+3reb, E.Kloos 6+2reb
gschID: 92829


Huesca - Clinicas Rincon 84-78

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both fifteenth ranked Lobe Huesca and 14th ranked Clinicas Rincon had identical 10-18 record. This time Lobe Huesca used a home court advantage and won against the opponent from Malaga 84-78 on Friday night. Clinicas Rincon was trailing by 2 points at halftime but managed to get 3-point lead after three quarters before a 26-17 charge of Lobe Huesca, which allowed them to win the game. The best player for the winners was American power forward Stevie Johnson (198-78, college: Iowa St.) who scored 22 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists. Latvian power forward Rolands Freimanis (207-88, agency: Players Group) chipped in 17 points and 9 rebounds. Puerto Rican power forward Angel Garcia (210-88, college: Memphis) produced a double-double by scoring 27 points and 11 rebounds and swingman Ivan Martinez (193-90) added 18 points and 4 steals respectively for the guests. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Lobe Huesca. Lobe Huesca (11-18) moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with CB Tarragona. Clinicas Rincon lost their fourth game in a row. They dropped to the fifteenth position with 19 games lost. Lobe Huesca will face league's second-placed CB Murcia on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Clinicas Rincon will play against Caceres 2016 (#6).
Top scorers:
Clinicas Rincon: A.Garcia 27+11reb+1ast, I.Martinez 18+4reb+1ast, F.El Hadji 13+1reb, C.Cobos 7+3reb+3ast, A.Abrines 5+1reb, M.Nguirane 4+3reb
Huesca: S.Johnson 22+9reb+7ast, R.Freimanis 17+9reb, A.Zengotitabengoa 15+1reb+1ast, J.Salson 7+2reb+1ast, O.Herrero 7+3reb, H.Brown 5+2reb
gschID: 92825


Obradoiro - CB Murcia 90-80

Round 29 in LEB Gold means a new league leader. The biggest surprise took place in Santoago de Comp where host Obradoiro CAB (25-4) beat league's leader CB Murcia (25-4) 90-80 on Friday evening. It ended at the same time the 16-game winning streak of CB Murcia. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The hosts trailed by 7 points at the halftime before their 53-36 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Obradoiro CAB made 29-of-33 free shots (87.9 percent) during the game. Obradoiro CAB outrebounded CB Murcia 27-16. 27 personal fouls committed by CB Murcia helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was naturalized American forward Bernard Hopkins (200-73, college: VCU) who scored 16 points and 5 rebounds. American swingman Deron Washington (201-85, college: Virginia Tech) chipped in 16 points (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line). Nigerian-American guard Michael Umeh (188-84, college: UNLV, agency: Pro One Sports) produced 24 points and Brazilian center Vitor Faverani (211-88) added 17 points respectively for the guests. Four CB Murcia players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Obradoiro CAB have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with defeated CB Murcia. CB Murcia will play next round against Lobe Huesca trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Obradoiro CAB will try to continue on its current victory against fourth ranked Baloncesto Leon on the road.
Top scorers:
CB Murcia: M.Umeh 24+1reb, V.Faverani 17+1reb, T.Gray 11+1reb, P.Robles 10, T.Coppenrath 7+3reb, P.Rivero 5+3ast
Obradoiro: O.Junyent 18+2reb, B.Hopkins 16+5reb, D.Washington 16+3reb+2ast, J.Bulfoni 8+1reb+1ast, A.Rodriguez 8+2reb+5ast, A.Corbacho 8+3reb
gschID: 92826


Girona - Leon 81-72

Another exciting game was between eighth ranked Girona FC and 4th placed Baloncesto Leon where host Girona FC (15-14) won against Baloncesto Leon (17-12) 81-72. Baloncesto Leon was ahead by 5 points after three quarters before a 26-12 charge of Girona FC, which allowed them to win the game. They made 18-of-18 charity shots (100 percent !!!) during the game. Girona FC forced 26 Baloncesto Leon turnovers. Point guard Ignacio Ordin (183-78) orchestrated the victory by scoring 25 points. American forward Levi Rost (201-83, college: W.Michigan) contributed with 16 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Girona FC's coach Ricard Casas allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Power forward Jorge Garcia (203-77) answered with 20 points and 5 rebounds and American power forward Kahiem Seawright (203-86, college: Rhode Island, agency: Impact Basketball) added 14 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Baloncesto Leon. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Girona FC moved-up to seventh place. Baloncesto Leon at the other side keeps the fourth position with 12 games lost. Girona FC will play against CB Tarragona 2017 (#13) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Baloncesto Leon will play against the league's leader Obradoiro CAB (#1) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
Leon: J.Garcia 20+5reb, K.Seawright 14+6reb+2ast, J.Alberto Gonzalez 13+4reb+3ast, J.Jose Bernabe 10+6reb+2ast, J.Calvo 5+3reb+1ast, E.Quezada 4+3ast
Girona: I.Ordin 25+2reb+3ast, L.Rost 16+8reb, J.Ortega 15+6reb+1ast, M.Kedzo 12+3reb+1ast, S.Pino 7+5reb+1ast, T.Labbate 4+4reb
gschID: 92827


Alcazar - Breogan 65-73

Very predictable result in Alcazar where eleventh ranked Leche Rio Breogan (13-16) beat 17th ranked Fundacion Adepal (9-20) 73-65 on Friday. Fundacion Adepal trailed by 13 points after 3 quarters before a 23-18 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 65-73 at the end of the game. Leche Rio Breogan made 16-of-20 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was American forward Eric Hicks (198-83, college: Cincinnati) who scored 16 points and 6 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Swingman Xavier Forcada (195-88) chipped in 12 points and 6 rebounds. Five Leche Rio Breogan players scored in double figures. German power forward Kiril Wachsmann (203-83, college: Iona, agency: Edge Sports) produced a double-double by scoring 11 points and 12 rebounds and Trinidad and Tobago power forward Duane Virgil (205-74, college: Murray St.) added 13 points and 10 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Fundacion Adepal's coach let to play eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. The victory was the third consecutive win for Leche Rio Breogan. They moved-up to tenth place, which they share with La Palma. Newly promoted Fundacion Adepal keeps the seventeenth position with 20 games lost. Leche Rio Breogan will face higher ranked La Laguna (#5) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Fundacion Adepal will play against Ourense (#18) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Alcazar: D.Virgil 13+10reb, K.Wachsmann 11+12reb+1ast, M.Uriz 9+2reb+6ast, E.Almazan 7+1reb, A.Frutos 6+2reb+1ast, F.Robles 5+1reb+2ast
Breogan: E.Hicks 16+6reb+1ast, J.Feldeine 13+4reb+1ast, O.Arteaga 13+5reb+2ast, X.Forcada 12+6reb+3ast, J.Gomes 10+7reb, J.Amador 5+2reb
gschID: 92822


Navarra - Ourense 67-77

Bottom-ranked Ourense managed to get the second consecutive victory on Friday night. This time they won against seventh-ranked Grupo Iruna Navarra in Pamplona 77-67. The game was mostly controlled by Ourense. Grupo Iruna Navarra managed to win third quarter 14-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Ivorian-American forward Jonathan Kale (203-85, college: Providence) stepped up and scored 8 points and 13 rebounds for the winners and guard Alberto Ruiz de Galarreta (198-83) chipped in 16 points. Four Ourense players scored in double figures. American-Swedish power forward Jason Blair (201-79, college: San Diego) responded with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 11 rebounds and American center Christopher Lee (206-84, college: S.Carolina St.) scored 15 points and 8 rebounds. Grupo Iruna Navarra's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Ourense maintains eighteenth place with 7-22 record. Newly promoted Grupo Iruna Navarra dropped to the eighth position with 15 games lost. They share it with Melilla. Ourense will meet at home higher ranked Fundacion Adepal (#17) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Grupo Iruna Navarra will play against Palencia Baloncesto (#16) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Navarra: C.Lee 15+8reb+1ast, J.Blair 14+11reb+1ast, I.Narros 13+1reb+2ast, A.Garcia 7+1reb+1ast, R.Bas 7+3reb, J.Gonzalez 5+1reb+2ast
Ourense: D.Fergerson 19+1reb+2ast, A.Ruiz de Galarreta 16+4reb+2ast, J.Salvador Arco 12+2reb, R.Brown 10+3reb+4ast, J.Kale 8+13reb+3ast, J.Manuel Coego 5+1reb
gschID: 92823


Caceres - Palencia 67-80

We should mention about the upset which took place in Caceres, where higher ranked Caceres 2016 (16-13) lost at home to sixteenth ranked Palencia Baloncesto (10-19) 67-80 on Friday. The guests trailed by 7 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 7-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 80-67. Palencia Baloncesto dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to Caceres 2016's 28. The best player for the winners was American power forward Adrian Moss (204-81, college: Florida) who had a double-double by scoring 13 points and 14 rebounds. His fellow American import center Timothy Frost (208-80, college: Utah) chipped in 13 points and 5 rebounds. Four Palencia Baloncesto players scored in double figures. Palencia Baloncesto's coach Nacho Lezkano used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. point guard Carlos Cherry (184-79) produced 13 points and 4 assists and American-Cape Verdean guard Jeffrey Xavier (185-85, college: Providence) added 17 points respectively for the hosts. Palencia Baloncesto moved-up to fifteenth place, which they share with Clinicas Rincon. Caceres 2016 lost their fourth game in a row. Loser Caceres 2016 keeps the fifth position with 13 games lost. Palencia Baloncesto will face higher ranked Grupo Iruna Navarra (#8) in Pamplona in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Caceres 2016 will play on the road against Clinicas Rincon in Malaga.
Top scorers:
Caceres: J.Xavier 17+1reb+1ast, C.Cherry 13+4reb+4ast, F.Sanchez 12+4reb+2ast, A.Valeika 8+6reb, J.Angel Antelo 6+9reb, L.Angulo 4+4reb
Palencia: A.Moss 13+14reb+2ast, T.Frost 13+5reb, E.Garrido 12+2reb, R.Clark 10+7reb, C.Bravo 9+4reb+2ast, A.Fuentes 8+2reb
gschID: 92824


Melilla - La Laguna 81-83

A very interesting game took place in Melilla. It ended with only two-point home defeat of 9th ranked Melilla Baloncesto (14-15) to sixth ranked La Laguna (16-13) 83-81 on Friday evening. It looked good early as Melilla Baloncesto took an 4-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then La Laguna had a 21-15 second period charge getting the lead and Melilla Baloncesto was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 81-83. The former international power forward Jesus Chagoyen (202-78) nailed a double-double by scoring 26 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) for the winning side and Greek forward Fotios Lampropoulos (206-83) accounted for 15 points and 8 rebounds. American-Austrian guard Jason Detrick (198-80, college: Oklahoma) came up with 21 points and power forward Miguel Montanana (206-80) added 13 points and 8 rebounds respectively for Melilla Baloncesto in the defeat. Four Melilla Baloncesto players scored in double figures. Melilla Baloncesto's coach tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. La Laguna moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Caceres. Melilla Baloncesto lost their third game in a row. Melilla Baloncesto at the other side dropped to the eighth position with 15 games lost. La Laguna's next round opponent will be Leche Rio Breogan (#11) in Lugo which should be theoretically an easy game. Melilla Baloncesto will play on the road against Lleida Basquet.
Top scorers:
Melilla: J.Detrick 21+1reb+3ast, M.Montanana 13+8reb+1ast, Z.Moss 12+4reb+3ast, J.Vega 11+4reb+1ast, O.Yebra 7+3reb+1ast, J.Jimenez 6+2reb+2ast
La Laguna: J.Chagoyen 26+12reb+5ast, F.Lampropoulos 15+8reb+2ast, N.Richotti 12+1reb+2ast, I.Urreizti 7+1reb+1ast, A.Sabat 6+2reb+4ast, J.Heras 6+3ast
gschID: 92821




Standings - LEB Gold
LEB Gold Standings
 1. Obradoiro 25-4 
 2. CB Murcia 25-4 
 3. Burgos 23-6 
 4. Leon 17-12 
 5. La Laguna 16-13 
 6. Caceres 16-13 
 7. Girona 15-14 
 8. Navarra 14-15 
 9. Melilla 14-15 
 10. La Palma 13-16 
 11. Breogan 13-16 
 12. Lleida 12-17 
 13. CB Tarragona 11-18 
 14. Huesca 11-18 
 15. Clinicas Rincon 10-19 
 16. Palencia 10-19 
 17. Alcazar 9-20 
 18. Ourense 7-22 


Standings - LEB Silver
LEB Silver Standings
 1. Clavijo 20-3 
 2. Mallorca 18-5 
 3. Andorra 17-7 
 4. Promobys 15-8 
 5. Plasencia 14-10 
 6. ADT Tarragona 13-10 
 7. Prat Juventud 13-11 
 8. Oviedo Feve 11-13 
 9. Avila 10-13 
 10. Regal FC II 10-13 
 11. Coruna 9-16 
 12. Guadalajara 7-16 
 13. Lan Mobel ISB 7-17 
 14. Illescas 7-18 
 15. Santurtzi 7-18 


Stats Leaders - ACB
Points Per Game
 Jaycee CARROLL
  Gran Canaria
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 18.1
 1. Carroll, Gran Canaria18.1 
 2. Navarro, Regal B.16.4 
 3. English, DKV J.15.1 
 4. McDonald, DKV J.15.1 
 5. Martinez, Valencia15.0 
 6. Baron, Lagun A.14.9 
 7. Caner-Medley, Estudi.14.0 
 8. Kurz, Granada13.9 
 9. Teletovic, Caja L.13.9 
 10. Davis, Cajasol13.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Robert KURZ
  Art.Dragons
  (206-F-85)
  Avg: 9.1
 1. Kurz, Granada9.1 
 2. Batista, Fuenlabr.8.4 
 3. Caner-Medley, Estudi.7.6 
 4. Barac, Caja Laboral6.9 
 5. Donaldson, Menorca6.8 
 6. Wallace, Gran Canaria6.4 
 7. Doellman, Meridiano6.4 
 8. Trias, DKV Joventut6.3 
 9. Freeland, Unicaja6.3 
 10. Slokar, Manresa6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Marcelinho HUERTAS
  Caja Laboral
  (191-G-83)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Huertas, Caja L.5.9 
 2. Cook, Valencia5.2 
 3. Valters, Fuenlabr.4.6 
 4. Rubio, Regal Barca4.5 
 5. Ciorciari, Menorca4.4 
 6. Uriz, Lagun A.4.0 
 7. Prigioni, Real Madrid3.8 
 8. Colom, Fuenlabrada3.8 
 9. San Miguel, Manre.3.8 
 10. Dumas, Valladolid3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Tariq KIRKSAY
  Cajasol
  (199-F-79)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Kirksay, Cajasol2.1 
 2. Batista, Fuenlabr.1.8 
 3. Robinson, DKV J.1.8 
 4. Calloway, Cajasol1.8 
 5. Cook, Valencia1.8 
 6. San Miguel, Manre.1.7 
 7. Davis, Cajasol1.7 
 8. Victor, Menorca1.6 
 9. Van Lacke, Valladolid1.6 
 10. Rubio, Regal Barca1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Bismack BIYOMBO
  Fuenlabrada
  (204-C-92)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Biyombo, Fuenlabr.1.9 
 2. Fischer, Real Madrid1.6 
 3. Vazquez, Regal B.1.5 
 4. Ayon, Fuenlabrada1.4 
 5. Barnes, Valladolid1.3 
 6. Kurz, Granada1.3 
 7. Majstorovic, Manre.1.2 
 8. Savane, Gran C.1.1 
 9. Batista, Fuenlabr.1.1 
 10. Andriuskevic., Meridi.1.1 


Stats Leaders-LEB Silver
Points Per Game
 Jonathan BARCELO
  Plasencia
  (192-F/G-79)
  Avg: 17.5
 1. Barcelo, Plasencia17.5 
 2. Ramsdell, Avila16.1 
 3. Witt, Clavijo16.0 
 4. Ratzsch, Oviedo F.15.6 
 5. O''Leary, Oviedo F.15.2 
 6. Bivia, Mallorca15.1 
 7. Mortellaro, Lan M.14.7 
 8. Paez, Lan M.14.5 
 9. Bratton, Lan M.14.5 
 10. Larry, Regal F.13.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Olaseni LAWAL
  Guadalajara
  (206-F/C-86)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Lawal, Guadalajara10.8 
 2. O''Leary, Oviedo F.9.4 
 3. De Santana, Clavijo8.6 
 4. Chubrevich, Illescas8.5 
 5. Adams, Coruna8.4 
 6. Mortellaro, Lan M.8.0 
 7. Ramsdell, Avila7.7 
 8. Mesa, Clavijo7.7 
 9. Larry, Regal F.7.6 
 10. Howard, Andorra7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Matt WITT
  Clavijo
  (183-PG-84)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Witt, Clavijo5.7 
 2. Uriz, Santurtzi5.0 
 3. Ibargutxi, Lan M.4.8 
 4. Lopez, Coruna4.7 
 5. Bivia, Mallorca4.2 
 6. Marco, ADT T.4.1 
 7. Rufian, Promobys3.6 
 8. Pampin, Mallorca3.3 
 9. Lopez, Avila3.2 
 10. Suarez, Oviedo Feve3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Kim ADAMS
  Coruna
  (203-F/C-82)
  Avg: 2
 1. Adams, Coruna2.0 
 2. Barcelo, Plasencia2.0 
 3. Uriz, Santurtzi2.0 
 4. Martinez, Plasencia1.8 
 5. Smith, Guadalajara1.7 
 6. Guirao, ADT T.1.7 
 7. Ramsey, Promobys1.7 
 8. Bratton, Lan M.1.6 
 9. Rueda, Plasencia1.6 
 10. Pampin, Mallorca1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Bismack BIYOMBO
  Fuenlabrada
  (204-C-92)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Biyombo, Illescas1.9 
 2. Mbaye, Regal F.1.8 
 3. Green, Mallorca1.6 
 4. Todorovic, Prat J.1.5 
 5. Lawal, Guadalajara1.3 
 6. Conde, Avila1.2 
 7. De Santana, Clavijo1.1 
 8. Cage, ADT Tarragona1.0 
 9. Chubrevich, Illescas1.0 
 10. Hampl, Santurtzi0.9 


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  SWEDEN   


Standings - Basketligan
Basketligan Standings
 1. Sundsvall 29-7 
 2. LF Basket 26-10 
 3. Norrkoping 24-11 
 4. Sodertalje 20-16 
 5. Uppsala 19-17 
 6. Solna 18-18 
 7. Jamtland 14-21 
 8. Boras 13-22 
 9. 08 8-28 
 10. Eco Orebro 7-28 


Stats Leaders - Basketligan
Points Per Game
 Darius HARGROVE
  Jamtland
  (193-G-82)
  Avg: 22.1
 1. Hargrove, Jamtland22.1 
 2. Smith, Sodertalje20.5 
 3. Brown, 0820.5 
 4. Rush, Sundsvall20.0 
 5. Smith, Uppsala19.5 
 6. Wesby, Sundsvall18.9 
 7. Palm, Boras18.8 
 8. McCoy, Boras18.3 
 9. Gunnarsson, Solna18.1 
 10. Klaric, Jamtland16.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Hlynur BAERINGSSON
  Sundsvall
  (200-F/C-82)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Baeringsson, Sunds.10.5 
 2. Palm, Boras10.1 
 3. McKnight, Boras8.9 
 4. Kosmalski, Solna8.6 
 5. Brown, 087.9 
 6. Kjellbom, Norrkoping7.7 
 7. Cipriano, Eco O.7.5 
 8. Walker, Solna7.4 
 9. Constantine, Solna7.3 
 10. Salaam, Jamtland7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Rudy MBEMBA
  LF Basket
  (181-G-87)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Mbemba, LF Basket6.4 
 2. Pleick, Eco Orebro5.5 
 3. Beck, 085.1 
 4. Smith, Uppsala4.6 
 5. McCoy, Boras4.5 
 6. Mitchell, Norrkoping4.4 
 7. Chuk, Sodertalje4.4 
 8. Gaidamaviciu., Norrko.4.2 
 9. Hellgren, Jamtland4.2 
 10. Smith, Sodertalje4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Johnell SMITH
  Sodertalje
  (186-G-80)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Smith, Sodertalje3.4 
 2. Mbemba, LF Basket3.1 
 3. Smith, Uppsala1.9 
 4. Rush, Sundsvall1.9 
 5. Baeringsson, Sunds.1.8 
 6. Hargrove, Jamtland1.8 
 7. McCoy, Boras1.8 
 8. Pleick, Eco Orebro1.8 
 9. Brown, 081.7 
 10. Hellgren, Jamtland1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Bilal SALAAM
  Jamtland
  (201-F-81)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Salaam, Jamtland1.9 
 2. Kjellbom, Norrkoping1.8 
 3. Rosendahl, LF Ba.1.8 
 4. Palm, Boras1.5 
 5. Kohlmaier, Uppsala1.2 
 6. Constantine, Solna1.2 
 7. Cipriano, Eco O.1.2 
 8. Ayuba, Norrkoping1.1 
 9. Walker, Solna0.9 
 10. Galick, Sodertalje0.8 


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  SWITZERLAND   


Lugano celebrate Swiss Cup title - by Eurobasket News
Lugano - Monthey 68:67

Lugano clinched the Swiss Cup title. They snatched a narrow victory over Monthey in exciting title clash Fribourg tonight. Mohammed Abukar (208-F-85, agency: Interperformances, college: San Diego St.) knocked down a basket with four second to go in regulation to propel the Tigers to the trophy. Michael Efevberha (196-G-84, college: Cal.St. Northridge) top-scored with 17 points for the winners.
Monthey played one of their best games in the season. They led for the majority of the encounter. Monthey posted a 16:14 lead after ten minutes of action. They stretched the margin to 5 points at halftime 39:34. Monthey kept their opponents at bay throughout the third term. Lugano faced a 6-point deficit heading into the final quarter. Monthey however failed to capitalize. Lugano got within striking distance and executed well down the stretch as Mohammed Abukar sealed the winning outcome for the Tigers. He finished with 16 points, while Dusan Mladjan (199-G-86, agency: Interperformances) provided 14 points in the victory. Ronald Yates (201-F-83, college: St.Peter's) answered with 20 points for Monthey. Steve Louissant (187-G-87) tallied 14 points in the loss.

Lugano: Michael Efevberha 17, Mohammed Abukar 16, Dusan Mladjan 14
Monthey: Ronald Yates 20, Steve Louissant 14



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  TAIWAN   


Standings - SBL
SBL Standings
 1. Taiwan Beer 22-7 
 2. Pure Youth 18-11 
 3. Dacin Tigers 17-13 
 4. Yulon Luxgen 15-14 
 5. Bank of Taiwan 11-18 
 6. Taiwan Mobile 10-19 
 7. KKL 9-20 


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Shawn HAWKINS
  KKL
  (198-G/F-82)
  Avg: 27.2
 1. Hawkins, KKL27.2 
 2. Foyle, Dacin Tigers21.8 
 3. Chen, KKL18.3 
 4. Chen, Bank o.18.3 
 5. Jones, Taiwan Beer18.1 
 6. Dove, Taiwan Mobile18.1 
 7. Tien, Dacin Tigers18.0 
 8. Vaudreuil, Bank o.17.1 
 9. Jennings, Pure Y.16.6 
 10. Lu, Yulon Luxgen15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Rashad JENNINGS
  Pure Youth
  (203-F-84)
  Avg: 21.3
 1. Jennings, Pure Y.21.3 
 2. Dailey, Yulon Luxgen15.8 
 3. Hawkins, KKL12.8 
 4. Jones, Taiwan Beer11.4 
 5. Foyle, Dacin Tigers11.1 
 6. Vaudreuil, Bank o.11.0 
 7. Dove, Taiwan Mobile11.0 
 8. Tseng, Yulon Luxgen9.8 
 9. Tien, Dacin Tigers7.9 
 10. Hsu, Bank o.6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Chih-Chung CHEN
  Yulon Luxgen
  (185-G-77)
  Avg: 4.1
 1. Chen, Yulon Luxgen4.1 
 2. Chang, Dacin Tigers3.7 
 3. Wu, Taiwan Mobile3.6 
 4. Su, Taiwan Mobile3.5 
 5. Hsu, Dacin Tigers3.4 
 6. Tseng, Yulon Luxgen3.3 
 7. Chen, Taiwan Beer3.3 
 8. Yang, Taiwan Beer2.8 
 9. Chen, KKL2.8 
 10. Hawkins, KKL2.6 
Steals Per Game
 Marcus DOVE
  Taiwan Mobile
  (206-G/F-85)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Dove, Taiwan Mobile2.3 
 2. Jones, Taiwan Beer1.8 
 3. Chang, Dacin Tigers1.7 
 4. Lin, Bank o.1.6 
 5. Su, Taiwan Mobile1.4 
 6. Chou, Yulon Luxgen1.4 
 7. Mao, Pure Youth1.3 
 8. Hsu, Dacin Tigers1.3 
 9. Chen, KKL1.3 
 10. Vaudreuil, Bank o.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Wen-Ting TSENG
  Osaka Evessa
  (202-C/F-84)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Tseng, Yulon Luxgen3.5 
 2. Dove, Taiwan Mobile1.9 
 3. Jones, Taiwan Beer1.7 
 4. Tien, Dacin Tigers1.6 
 5. Dailey, Yulon Luxgen1.5 
 6. Wu, Taiwan Beer1.4 
 7. Jennings, Pure Y.1.3 
 8. Cheng, Taiwan Beer1.0 
 9. Lee, KKL0.9 
 10. Vaudreuil, Bank o.0.8 


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Standings - TBL
TBL Standings
 1. Fener.Ulker 18-3 
 2. Galatasaray 18-4 
 3. Banvit 17-5 
 4. Besiktas 15-7 
 5. Efes Pilsen 15-7 
 6. Karsiyaka 15-7 
 7. Olin Edirne 13-8 
 8. Antalya 12-10 
 9. Tofas 8-14 
 10. Turk Telekom 8-14 
 11. Trabzonspor 8-14 
 12. Erdemir 8-14 
 13. Aliaga 6-16 
 14. Bornova 6-16 
 15. Mersin 5-17 
 16. Oyak Renault 3-19 


Stats Leaders - D1
Points Per Game
 Ali KARADENIZ
  Trabzonspor
  (203-F-80)
  Avg: 22.3
 1. Karadeniz, Trabzons.22.3 
 2. Kambala, Aliaga20.3 
 3. Smith, Karsiyaka19.9 
 4. Seibutis, Olin Edirne18.8 
 5. Gibson, Oyak R.18.1 
 6. Scales, Mersin17.6 
 7. Scales, Mersin17.6 
 8. Randle, Aliaga17.5 
 9. Mays, Oyak Renault17.1 
 10. Christopher, Antal.17.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Nedim YUCEL
  Mersin
  (203-F-79)
  Avg: 10.9
 1. Yucel, Mersin10.9 
 2. Yucel, Mersin10.9 
 3. Thomas, Erdemir10.6 
 4. Samardjiski, Olin E.9.8 
 5. Mays, Oyak Renault9.7 
 6. Wesson, Turk T.9.5 
 7. Aldemir, Karsiyaka8.3 
 8. Sonkol, Bornova8.2 
 9. Smith, Bornova8.2 
 10. Smith, Karsiyaka8.1 
Assists Per Game
 David HOLSTON
  Karsiyaka
  (170-G-86)
  Avg: 6
 1. Holston, Karsiyaka6.0 
 2. Ermis, Banvit5.7 
 3. Conroy, Oyak R.5.7 
 4. Chatman, Besiktas5.6 
 5. Rasic, Trabzonspor5.3 
 6. Rowe, Tofas4.8 
 7. Iverson, Besiktas4.7 
 8. Acik, Galatasaray4.7 
 9. Seibutis, Olin Edirne4.4 
 10. Akin, Olin Edirne4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Aubrey COLEMAN
  Austin T.
  (193-G-87)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Coleman, Aliaga3.1 
 2. Holston, Karsiyaka2.5 
 3. Mays, Oyak Renault2.4 
 4. Waller, Oyak Renault2.1 
 5. Grier, Mersin2.0 
 6. Gibson, Oyak R.2.0 
 7. Grier, Mersin2.0 
 8. Prince, Antalya1.9 
 9. Chatman, Besiktas1.9 
 10. Guler, Antalya1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Predrag SAMARDJISKI
  Olin Edirne
  (214-C-86)
  Avg: 2
 1. Samardjiski, Olin E.2.0 
 2. Stiemsma, Turk T.1.8