EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 4/10/2011

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  ARGENTINA   


Penarol and Obras victorious on Day 1 of Interligas Tournament - by Eurobasket News
Penarol and Obras Sanitarias earn victories on Day 1 of the Interligas Tournament Group A in Mendoza.
Penarol overcame BRB/Brasilia 85:79 to gain the first win. The Argentinean team stunned their Brazilian opponents in the first quarter. Penarol outgunned BRB/Brasilia 30:18 and maintained the pressure in the second quarter. Penarol accumulated what seemed an insurmountable 23-point lead at halftime. But BRB/Brasilia surged ahead in the third stanza. The Brazilian team went on a 25:9 rally in the period to cut the distance to just 7 points with ten minutes remaining. BRB/Brasilia outscored Penarol in the fourth term 19:18 but it was just not enough to succeed at the end. Leonardo Gutierrez (200-F-78) produced 24 points to lead Penarol. Kyle Lamonte (191-G-84, agency: KMG Sports Management, college: William Carey) added 20 points in the victory. Alexandre Garcia (191-G-80, agency: Interperformances) answered with 24 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists for BRB/Brasilia.
In the meantime Obras Sanitarias shocked Flamengo 88:69. William McFarlan (201-F-76, agency: Dream Team Management, college: St.Thomas Aquinas) came up with 19 points to lead the charge for Obras. The Argentinean side stormed into this one. They accumulated a 29:12 lead after ten minutes. Flamengo tried to change the complexion of the game in the second term. They narrowed the deficit at 12-point mark but Obras stiffened defense in the second half and rolled to a confident win at the end. Luis Cequeira (180-G-85) provided 16 points, while Joshua Pittman (197-F-76, agency: Dream Team Management, college: NC-Asheville) added 15 points in the victory. David Teague (196-G-83, college: Purdue) replied with 14 points for Flamengo. Guilherme Teichmann (204-F/C-83, college: Tulsa) finished with 13 points and 7 boards in the loss.

Penarol - BRB/Brasilia 85:79
Penarol
: Leonardo Gutierrez 24, Kyle Lamonte 20, Facundo Campazzo (180-G-91) 12
BRB/Brasilia: Alexandre Garcia 24, Guilherme Giovannoni (202-F-80, agency: Interperformances) 22

Obras Sanitarias - Flamengo 88:69
Obras: William McFarlan 19, Luis Cequeira 16, Joshua Pittman 15
Flamengo: David Teague 14, Guilherme Teichmann 13




LigaA 1/8 Finals: Second games - by Eurobasket News
Estudiantes, Lanus and Regatas jumped to 2-0 in the Playoff 1/8 Finals, while Olimpico tied the score against La Union to 1-1. Third games are scheduled for April 13/14/15.

La Union - Olimpico LB 73-81 (1-1)


La Union trailed by 16 points after 3 quarters before a 28-20 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 73-81 at the end of the game. Olimpico de La Banda made 25-of-31 free shots (80.6 percent) during the game. 24 personal fouls committed by La Union helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Forward Enzo Ruiz (193-88, agency: Dream Team Management) scored 25 points and 5 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and American guard Andre Laws (186-80, college: San Diego, agency: Global Sports Plaza) chipped in 18 points during the contest. The former international forward Gabriel Mikulas (201-80, college: E.Carolina, agency: Interperformances) responded with 16 points and 9 rebounds (perfect from the field making all six shots) and American guard David Jackson (196-82, college: Penn St.) scored 17 points and 8 rebounds (was perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line !!!). Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Olimpico LB: E.Ruiz 25+5reb+2ast, A.Laws 18+4reb, L.Picarelli 16+1reb+4ast, D.Kante 10+4reb, D.Guaita 5+4reb, E.Agostino 3
La Union: D.Jackson 17+8reb+1ast, G.Mikulas 16+9reb+1ast, P.Barrios 12+5reb, R.Garces 11+6reb+1ast, A.Pau 9+2reb+1ast, L.Perez 4+2ast
gschID: 126266


Estudiantes - Quimsa 80-76 (2-0)

The hosts were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. Estudiantes made 16-of-18 charity shots (88.9 percent) during the game. Quimsa was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Naturalized Spanish guard Pepe Sanchez (193-77, college: Temple) notched 14 points, 8 rebounds, 9 assists and 5 steals to lead the effort and American-Spanish forward Devin Davis (202-74, college: Miami, OH) supported him with 16 points and 13 rebounds. Estudiantes' coach Jose Luis Pisani allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Even 14 points and 5 rebounds by naturalized Italian center Damian Tintorelli (204-81, agency: Players Group) did not help to save the game for Quimsa. Panamanian forward Dionisio Gomez Camargo (203-80, college: Arkansas) added 15 points for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Estudiantes: D.Davis 16+13reb, E.Nelson 16+3reb+1ast, P.Sanchez 14+8reb+9ast, J.Espil 14+2reb+1ast, F.Aguerre 8+2reb+3ast, P.Gil 8+2reb+1ast
Quimsa: D.Gomez Camargo 15+2reb, D.Tintorelli 14+5reb+3ast, D.Lo Grippo 13+3reb, J.Treise 11+2reb+3ast, J.Mazzaro 7+2reb+2ast, A.Marin 7+3reb+1ast
gschID: 126264


Lanus - Club 9 83-74 (2-0)

The hosts were already 14 points ahead at halftime and as many as 19 after three quarters before a 22-12 last quarter charge of Club 9 cut the lead to 83-74 at the end of the game. American guard Cedric Moodie (187-78, college: Indianapolis) notched 24 points and 6 rebounds to lead the effort and the other American import center Terrell Taylor (203-81, college: Virginia Tech, agency: Dream Team Management) supported him with 21 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Lanus' coach Silvio Jose Santander allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Even 21 points and 6 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) by American power forward Jerome Meyinsse (206-88, college: Virginia) did not help to save the game for Club 9. Jamaican-Canadian forward Jermaine Bucknor (199-83, college: Richmond) added 4 points and 16 rebounds for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Lanus: C.Moodie 24+6reb+2ast, T.Taylor 21+5reb+4ast, J.Levy 11+9reb+1ast, F.Malara 11+3reb+1ast, M.Byro 6, G.Fernandez 5
Club 9: J.Meyinsse 21+6reb+1ast, G.Torre 13+3reb+1ast, B.Zanotti 12+2reb, G.Luchino 11+3reb, L.Barlasina 11+3reb+4ast, J.Bucknor 4+16reb+3ast
gschID: 126265


Regatas C. - Gimnasia CR 93-62 (2-0)

The game without a history. Regatas Corrientes led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They shot 64.3 percent from the field. Regatas Corrientes outrebounded Gimnasia CR 30-18 including a 23-11 advantage in defensive rebounds. They shot the lights out from three nailing 13 long-distance shots on high 61.9 percentage. Regatas Corrientes players were unselfish on offense dishing 27 assists comparing to just 4 passes made by Gimnasia CR's players. American forward Louis Roe (200-72, college: Massachusetts) notched 13 points and 9 rebounds to lead the effort and the former international power forward Federico Kammerichs (203-80) supported him with 10 points and 9 rebounds. Four Regatas Corrientes players scored in double figures. Even 12 points by Nigerian-American power forward Reggie Okosa (206-80, college: La Salle) did not help to save the game for Gimnasia CR. Guard Fernando Funes (193-83) added 15 points and 4 steals for the guests. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games.
Top scorers:
Regatas C.: N.Romano 15+1reb+3ast, O.Legaria 14+1reb+1ast, L.Roe 13+9reb+3ast, E.Villares 13+4ast, F.Kammerichs 10+9reb+1ast, R.Stanton 9+2reb
Gimnasia CR: F.Funes 15, R.Okosa 12+4reb+2ast, A.Carabajal 10+1reb, G.Brown 9+1reb+1ast, D.Romero 6+4reb+1ast, H.Rollins 4+4reb
gschID: 126263




Stats Leaders - LigaA

Points Per Game
 Joseph BUNN
  Argentino
  (198-F/C-75)
  Avg: 20
 1. Bunn, Argentino20.0 
 2. Jackson, La Union19.8 
 3. Hayes, Sionista17.1 
 4. Johnson, Monte H.16.8 
 5. Lo Grippo, Quimsa16.6 
 6. Meyinsse, Club 916.6 
 7. Gutierrez, Obras16.1 
 8. Galindo, Libertad S.16.0 
 9. Taylor, Lanus15.4 
 10. Salles, Monte H.14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ruben GARCES
  La Union
  (206-C/F-73)
  Avg: 11.1
 1. Garces, La Union11.1 
 2. Gutierrez, Obras10.1 
 3. Kammerichs, Regat.10.0 
 4. Battle, Libertad S.9.2 
 5. Rollins, Gimnasia.8.8 
 6. Williams, Atenas8.3 
 7. Kante, Olimpico LB8.1 
 8. Johnson, Monte H.8.0 
 9. Bucknor, Club 97.5 
 10. Leiva, Penarol7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Pepe SANCHEZ
  Estudiantes
  (193-G-77)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Sanchez, Estudian.7.1 
 2. Martinez, Regat.6.0 
 3. Labaque, Atenas5.3 
 4. Salles, Monte H.4.8 
 5. Ginobili, Libertad S.4.4 
 6. Cequeira, Obras4.2 
 7. Franco, Sionista3.7 
 8. Treise, Quimsa3.3 
 9. Victoriano, Lanus3.1 
 10. Sartorelli, Argentino2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Pepe SANCHEZ
  Estudiantes
  (193-G-77)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Sanchez, Estudian.3.4 
 2. Sciutto, Monte H.2.6 
 3. Salles, Monte H.2.5 
 4. Martinez, Regat.2.5 
 5. Labaque, Atenas2.4 
 6. Williams, Atenas2.3 
 7. Selleaze, Libertad S.2.3 
 8. Cequeira, Obras2.3 
 9. Okosa, Gimnasia CR2.3 
 10. Moodie, Boca Jrs2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Robert BATTLE
  Libertad S.
  (204-C-81)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Battle, Libertad S.2.1 
 2. Johnson, Monte H.1.3 
 3. Meyinsse, Club 91.3 
 4. Kammerichs, Regat.1.2 
 5. Gutierrez, Obras1.1 
 6. Alston, Boca Jrs1.0 
 7. Williams, Atenas0.9 
 8. Tintorelli, Quimsa0.8 
 9. Aguerre, Estudian.0.8 
 10. Levy, Lanus0.8 


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Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Gary ERVIN
  Hawks
  (186-G-83)
  Avg: 20.1
 1. Ervin, Hawks20.1 
 2. Penney, Breakers19.9 
 3. Redhage, Wildcats18.0 
 4. Khazzouh, Sydney K.17.4 
 5. Williams, Tigers17.3 
 6. Clark, Blaze17.1 
 7. Worthington, Blaze16.8 
 8. Wilkinson, Breakers16.1 
 9. Ballinger, 36ers15.3 
 10. Harvey, Blaze14.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Julian KHAZZOUH
  Sydney K.
  (211-C-86)
  Avg: 10
 1. Khazzouh, Sydney K.10.0 
 2. Davidson, Hawks8.0 
 3. Nevill, Tigers7.4 
 4. Vukona, Breakers7.4 
 5. Worthington, Blaze7.0 
 6. Schenscher, Croco.7.0 
 7. Clark, Blaze6.8 
 8. Holmes, 36ers6.8 
 9. Williams, Tigers6.8 
 10. Crosswhite, Taipa.6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Corey WILLIAMS
  Tigers
  (191-G-77)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Williams, Tigers6.1 
 2. Gibson, Blaze5.5 
 3. Dickel, Sydney K.4.9 
 4. Ervin, Hawks4.5 
 5. Shannon, 36ers4.4 
 6. Braswell, Breakers4.3 
 7. Saville, Hawks4.1 
 8. Ubaka, Taipans4.0 
 9. Carter, 36ers4.0 
 10. Blalock, Crocodiles3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Damian MARTIN
  Wildcats
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Martin, Wildcats2.3 
 2. Crawford, Croco.1.5 
 3. Shannon, 36ers1.4 
 4. Carter, 36ers1.4 
 5. Saville, Hawks1.4 
 6. Dorsey, Taipans1.4 
 7. Ervin, Hawks1.3 
 8. Braswell, Breakers1.3 
 9. Tovey, Wildcats1.3 
 10. Williams, Tigers1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Adam BALLINGER
  36ers
  (205-F-79)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Ballinger, 36ers1.9 
 2. Khazzouh, Sydney K.1.8 
 3. Clark, Blaze1.2 
 4. Worthington, Blaze1.1 
 5. Schenscher, Croco.1.1 
 6. Nevill, Tigers1.1 
 7. Crosswhite, Taipa.1.0 
 8. Sanders, Sydney K.0.9 
 9. Gilder, Sydney K.0.9 
 10. Freeman, Croco.0.9 


NBL Semifinals: First games - by Eurobasket News
Breakers - Wildcats 78-101 (0-1)
The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Perth Wildcats dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to New Zealand Breakers' 42 and made 21-of-27 free shots (77.8 percent) during the game. They outrebounded New Zealand Breakers 47-26 including a 34-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. 25 personal fouls committed by New Zealand Breakers helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American guard Kevin Lisch (188-G, agency: Warren Sports International, college: St.Louis) stepped up and scored 29 points and 5 rebounds for the winners and the former international power forward Matthew Knight (204-85, college: Loyola Marymount) chipped in 14 points and 8 rebounds. Five Perth Wildcats players scored in double figures. At the losing side American forward Gary Wilkinson (206-82, college: Utah St.) responded with 16 points and 7 rebounds and New Zealand swingman Thomas Abercrombie (198-87, college: Washington St.) scored 17 points. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games.
Top scorers:
Wildcats: K.Lisch 29+5reb+1ast, M.Knight 14+8reb+2ast, A.Brown 12+8reb, S.Weigh 12+8reb+1ast, C.Tovey 11+4reb+6ast, D.Martin 9+4reb+5ast
Breakers: T.Abercrombie 17+1reb+1ast, G.Wilkinson 16+7reb+2ast, K.Penney 14+4reb+1ast, C.Bruton 8+3reb+1ast, K.Braswell 7+1reb+5ast, A.Pledger 5+4reb
gschID: 125906


Crocodiles - Taipans 76-73 (1-0)
The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Cairns Taipans won fourth quarter 22-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The former international center Luke Schenscher (216-82, college: Georgia Tech, agency: Priority Sports) nailed a double-double by scoring 15 points and 14 rebounds for the winning side and the former international guard Peter Crawford (193-79) accounted for 17 points. American guard Ayinde Ubaka (193-85, college: California) came up with 19 points and 4 assists and the other American import swingman Ronald Dorsey (197-83, college: McNeese St.) added 17 points and 6 rebounds respectively for Cairns Taipans in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game.
Top scorers:
Crocodiles: P.Crawford 17+4reb+1ast, L.Schenscher 15+14reb+1ast, M.Cedar 13+2reb, R.Hinder 7+6reb, W.Blalock 7+2reb+5ast, B.Allen 6+1reb
Taipans: A.Ubaka 19+1reb+4ast, R.Dorsey 17+6reb, A.Loughton 14+6reb+2ast, I.Crosswhite 7+8reb+2ast, D.Dillon 5+1reb+2ast, P.Jones 4+4reb+1ast
gschID: 125907

*Second games are scheduled for today and tomorrow


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  AZERBAIJAN   


Araz and Gala reach Final - by Eurobasket News
Araz and Gala quite expectedly booked their spots in D1 championship Final. They overcame Azerbaijan U18 selection and Abik respectively in the semis.
Araz claimed a 124:78 victory over Azerbaijan U18 team in the second game of the semifinal series. Tahir Bakhshiyev (200-F-82) stepped up with 42 points to pace the effort.
Gala stormed past Abik 136:54 to enter the championship series.



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  BALTIC LEAGUE   


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Pierce CALDWELL
  Liepaja
  (191-G-88)
  Avg: 19.1
 1. Caldwell, Liepaja19.1 
 2. Jurevicus, Liepaja19.0 
 3. Bergmanis, Zemgale19.0 
 4. Osby, TT.18.9 
 5. Vasylius, Neptunas16.9 
 6. Parakhouski, VEF R.15.5 
 7. Juskevicius, Rudupis15.5 
 8. Talts, TU/Rock15.5 
 9. Dimsa, Nevezis15.0 
 10. Kjellbom, Norrkoping14.8 
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, Siauliai7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Evaldas DAINYS
  Rudupis
  (180-G-82)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Dainys, Rudupis5.3 
 2. Broadus, Siauliai5.1 
 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. Jasikevicius, Aiscai K.4.2 
 10. Vasiliauskas, 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. Vasylius, Neptunas1.9 
 4. Dorbek, Kalev/Cr.1.9 
 5. Dainys, Rudupis1.8 
 6. Kjellbom, Norrkoping1.7 
 7. Leppik, TU/Rock1.7 
 8. Alijevas, Nevezis1.6 
 9. Veideman, TU/Rock1.6 
 10. Mitchell, Liepaja1.6 
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. Cresnar, Nevezis1.3 
 7. Parakhouski, VEF R.1.3 
 8. Hanke, Norrkoping1.2 
 9. Osby, TT.1.2 
 10. Cain, VEF Riga1.1 


Zalgiris and VEF Riga enter Final - by Eurobasket News
Zalgiris - Ventspils 108-55
Zalgiris entertained the home crowd with a thrashing win over Ventspils in the first Baltic League semifinal clash at the Kaunas Sport Hall. Marcus Brown (193-G-74, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: Murray St.) came up with 21 points to lead the effort. Zalgiris used an 11:0 run midway through the opening stanza to take a 23:10 lead. The hosts poured in 30 points in the period to post a 30:14 advantage. Marcus Brown knocked down quick five points early in the second term as the margin grew at 21-point mark. Zalgiris soon enlarged the gap to 30 points and cruised to a 61:25 halftime lead. Watson made 87:33 late in the third term as the intrigue was long gone in this one. Zalgiris coasted to the final whistle celebrating a more-than-convincing victory at the end. Mantas Kalnietis (196-G-86, agency: Interperformances) produced 14 points and 8 assists for Zalgiris. Mindaugas Kuzminskas (205-F-89) added 12 points in the victory. Brandon Hunter (201-F-80, college: Ohio) replied with 13 points for Ventspils. Akselis Vairogs (195-F-85, agency: Players Group) finished with 10 points in defeat.

Lietuvos Rytas - VEF Riga 68-79
VEF Riga earned the spot in the Baltic League Final. The Latvian powerhouse defeated Lietuvos Rytas in Kaunas tonight to set up the title clash with Zalgiris. Artsiom Parakhouski (211-C-87, college: Radford) stepped up with 20 points to pace the winners. VEF Riga bravely entered the game. They quickly posted an 8:3 lead but Lietuvos Rytas answered with 6 points in a row to surge ahead. The lead changed hands before Dairis Bertans (192-G/F-89) and Artsiom Parakhouski posted a 24:20 lead after ten minutes. VEF Riga maintained the lead throughout the second frame. Bakic made it 34:26 for the Latvian team and eventually they registered a 38:31 lead after twenty minutes of action. Jasaitis ignited a 6:0 run midway through the third term as Lietuvos Rytas narrowed the deficit at just two points 43:45. But VEF Riga hung on to post a 52:48 lead heading into the final term. Kenan Bajramovic (206-F-81, agency: Beo Basket) and Bjelica kept the pressure on VEF Riga as Lietuvos Rytas trimmed the deficit to a single point for several times early in the fourth stanza. But finally VEF Riga triggered an 8:0 rally and cleared off for good. Sandis Valters (193-G/F-78) netted 14 points, while Dairis Bertans delivered 10 in the winning case. Kenan Bajramovic replied with 17 points and 9 rebounds for Lietuvos Rytas. Martynas Gecevicius (193-G-88) had 14 points in the loss.




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  BRAZIL   


Penarol and Obras victorious on Day 1 of Interligas Tournament - by Eurobasket News
Penarol and Obras Sanitarias earn victories on Day 1 of the Interligas Tournament Group A in Mendoza.
Penarol overcame BRB/Brasilia 85:79 to gain the first win. The Argentinean team stunned their Brazilian opponents in the first quarter. Penarol outgunned BRB/Brasilia 30:18 and maintained the pressure in the second quarter. Penarol accumulated what seemed an insurmountable 23-point lead at halftime. But BRB/Brasilia surged ahead in the third stanza. The Brazilian team went on a 25:9 rally in the period to cut the distance to just 7 points with ten minutes remaining. BRB/Brasilia outscored Penarol in the fourth term 19:18 but it was just not enough to succeed at the end. Leonardo Gutierrez (200-F-78) produced 24 points to lead Penarol. Kyle Lamonte (191-G-84, agency: KMG Sports Management, college: William Carey) added 20 points in the victory. Alexandre Garcia (191-G-80, agency: Interperformances) answered with 24 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists for BRB/Brasilia.
In the meantime Obras Sanitarias shocked Flamengo 88:69. William McFarlan (201-F-76, agency: Dream Team Management, college: St.Thomas Aquinas) came up with 19 points to lead the charge for Obras. The Argentinean side stormed into this one. They accumulated a 29:12 lead after ten minutes. Flamengo tried to change the complexion of the game in the second term. They narrowed the deficit at 12-point mark but Obras stiffened defense in the second half and rolled to a confident win at the end. Luis Cequeira (180-G-85) provided 16 points, while Joshua Pittman (197-F-76, agency: Dream Team Management, college: NC-Asheville) added 15 points in the victory. David Teague (196-G-83, college: Purdue) replied with 14 points for Flamengo. Guilherme Teichmann (204-F/C-83, college: Tulsa) finished with 13 points and 7 boards in the loss.

Penarol - BRB/Brasilia 85:79
Penarol
: Leonardo Gutierrez 24, Kyle Lamonte 20, Facundo Campazzo (180-G-91) 12
BRB/Brasilia: Alexandre Garcia 24, Guilherme Giovannoni (202-F-80, agency: Interperformances) 22

Obras Sanitarias - Flamengo 88:69
Obras: William McFarlan 19, Luis Cequeira 16, Joshua Pittman 15
Flamengo: David Teague 14, Guilherme Teichmann 13




Itabom/Bauru earn lead against Paulistano - by Eurobasket News
Paulistano - Itabom/Bauru 62:86

Itabom/Bauru spurred in front in the eighth-final series against Paulistano. Jorge Guerra team celebrated a comfortable road win in the opener. Fernando Fischer (190-G-81) produced 20 points to lead the effort.
Itabom/Bauru silenced Paulistano in the first quarter. The visitors ignited a 23:8 run to leave the hosts far behind. Itabom/Bauru just kept on mounting the pressure in the next two frames. They posted a 41:23 lead at the interval. The visitors stretched the margin to a 30-point margin having quite obvious dominance in this one. Paulistano showed their teeth in the final term as they outgunned Itabom/Bauru but it just sweetened the pill for the hosts. Douglas Nunes (201-C-87) accounted for 15 points in the victory. Pedro Lima (190-G-87) answered with 20 points for Paulistano. Betinho Nardi Duarte (195-G/F-88) had 10 points to his tally in the loss. Game 2 is scheduled for April 11.

Paulistano: Pedro Lima 20, Betinho Nardi Duarte 10
Itabom/Bauru: Fernando Fischer 20, Douglas Nunes 15, Jefferson Agba (209-F/C-80, college: Embry Riddle) 11, Pilar Alves (200-F-84) 11



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  BULGARIA   


Standings A1
NBL Standings
 1. Lukoil Academik 24-0 
 2. Levski 18-6 
 3. Balkan 14-11 
 4. Rilski Sportist 12-13 
 5. Cherno More 10-14 
 6. Tundja 9-16 
 7. Spartak 7-18 
 8. Chernomorets 4-20 


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Priest LAUDERDALE
  Levski
  (221-C-73)
  Avg: 23.2
 1. Lauderdale, Cherno.23.2 
 2. Lilov, Rilski S.22.9 
 3. Harper, Levski22.9 
 4. Dimitrov, Spartak19.3 
 5. Bozov, Balkan17.5 
 6. Naydenov, Chernomo.16.8 
 7. Govedarov, Tundja16.1 
 8. Davidov, Balkan15.5 
 9. Yanev, Cherno More14.4 
 10. Kambala, Lukoil A.14.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Priest LAUDERDALE
  Levski
  (221-C-73)
  Avg: 13.1
 1. Lauderdale, Cherno.13.1 
 2. Varbanov, Tundja10.7 
 3. Yanev, Cherno More8.7 
 4. Todorov, Spartak7.8 
 5. Radojevic, Rilski S.7.7 
 6. Georgiev, Levski7.3 
 7. Kolev, Cherno More7.3 
 8. Dimitrov, Spartak6.8 
 9. Kambala, Lukoil A.6.7 
 10. Mijovic, Rilski S.6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Jason CROWE
  Levski
  (193-G-76)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Crowe, Levski5.9 
 2. Alexiev, Cherno M.4.3 
 3. Bozov, Balkan4.3 
 4. Govedarov, Tundja4.0 
 5. James, Lukoil A.3.9 
 6. Dyakovski, Spartak3.9 
 7. Heath, Lukoil A.3.8 
 8. Zahariev, Chernomo.3.6 
 9. Gonner, Balkan3.6 
 10. Gruev, Rilski S.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Jason CROWE
  Levski
  (193-G-76)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Crowe, Levski2.3 
 2. Bozov, Balkan2.1 
 3. Zahariev, Chernomo.2.0 
 4. Radionov, Tundja1.9 
 5. Heath, Lukoil A.1.9 
 6. James, Lukoil A.1.7 
 7. Dimitrov, Spartak1.7 
 8. Lilov, Rilski S.1.7 
 9. Finzgar, Tundja1.6 
 10. Bowman, Lukoil A.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Priest LAUDERDALE
  Levski
  (221-C-73)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Lauderdale, Cherno.2.4 
 2. Doychinov, Balkan1.3 
 3. Radojevic, Rilski S.1.2 
 4. Varbanov, Tundja1.0 
 5. Banev, Lukoil A.0.8 
 6. Cole, Levski0.7 
 7. Mijovic, Rilski S.0.7 
 8. Petkov, Tundja0.7 
 9. Vaklinov, Rilski S.0.7 
 10. Iliev, Cherno More0.6 


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  D-LEAGUE   


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Trey JOHNSON
  Bakersfield J.
  (196-G-84)
  Avg: 25.7
 1. Johnson, Bakersfi.25.7 
 2. Johnson, Erie B.22.6 
 3. Jeffers, Iowa E.21.1 
 4. Sims, Maine RC20.3 
 5. Alexander, Texas L.20.2 
 6. Ewing, Sioux F.19.9 
 7. Stinson, Iowa E.19.5 
 8. McNeal, Rio Grande19.4 
 9. Dentmon, Texas L.18.7 
 10. Goods, Dakota W.18.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jeff ADRIEN
  Golde State W.
  (201-F-86)
  Avg: 12.2
 1. Adrien, Rio Grande12.2 
 2. Ewing, Sioux F.10.6 
 3. Davidson, Idaho S.10.1 
 4. Williams, Texas L.9.6 
 5. Sims, Iowa E.9.6 
 6. Phillips, Ft.Wayne.9.3 
 7. Johnson, Dakota W.9.2 
 8. Jeffers, Iowa E.9.1 
 9. Aldrich, Tulsa 66ers8.9 
 10. Alexander, Texas L.8.9 
Assists Per Game
 Curtis STINSON
  Iowa E.
  (187-G-83)
  Avg: 9.8
 1. Stinson, Iowa E.9.8 
 2. Miles, Reno Bighorns8.7 
 3. Daniels, Texas L.8.5 
 4. Russell, Ft.Wayne.7.9 
 5. Jackson, Idaho S.7.5 
 6. Crittenton, Dakota W.6.9 
 7. Jackson, Erie B.6.6 
 8. Johnson, Austin T.6.0 
 9. Reynolds, Spring.5.9 
 10. Ahearn, Erie Bay H.5.8 
Steals Per Game
 Aaron MILES
  Reno Bighorns
  (186-G-83)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Miles, Reno Bighorns2.5 
 2. Crittenton, Dakota W.2.5 
 3. Dowdell, Tulsa 66ers2.5 
 4. Jackson, Idaho S.2.1 
 5. Lofton, Iowa E.2.1 
 6. Lin, Reno Bighorns2.1 
 7. Lafayette, Ft.Wayne.2.0 
 8. Greene, Utah F.2.0 
 9. Shakur, Rio Grande1.9 
 10. Jeffers, Iowa E.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Sean WILLIAMS
  Texas L.
  (208-F-86)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Williams, Texas L.2.9 
 2. Johnson, Dakota W.2.8 
 3. Aldrich, Tulsa 66ers2.7 
 4. Naymick, Bakersfi.2.3 
 5. Gaffney, Utah F.2.3 
 6. Whiteside, Reno B.2.2 
 7. Goodridge, Maine R.2.1 
 8. Gladness, Dakota W.2.0 
 9. Fall, Maine RC1.9 
 10. Atchley, Rio Grande1.8 


Friday: Johnson leads Jam to playoff victory - by Eurobasket News
Trey Johnson (6'5''-G-84, agency: Priority Sports, college: Jackson St.) scored a game-high 29 points as the Bakersfield Jam took the opening game of a best-of-three NBA D-League playoff series against Rio Grande Valley Vipers 110-105 on Friday night at the Jam Events Center.

Jeremy Wise (6'3''-G-86, agency: Strategic Sports, college: S.Mississippi) added 24 points for the Jam, which erased a 66-54 halftime deficit. Bakersfield outscored the Vipers 31-18 in the fourth quarter.

Derrick Byars (6'8''-G/F-84, agency: Priority Sports, college: Vanderbilt) chipped in 14 points and Derrick Caracter, on loan from the Los Angeles Lakers, added 12 for Bakersfield, which will face Rio Grande Valley in Game 2 on Tuesday night in Hidalgo, Texas. Game 3, if necessary, will be Wednesday.

Jerel McNeal (6'3''-G-87, college: Marquette) led the Vipers with 22 points. Former Duke star Jon Scheyer (6'5''-G-87, agency: Priority Sports, college: Duke) added 20.

Bakersfield enjoyed a 59-40 rebounding advantage. Caracter, Stephen Dennis and Drew Naymick each had nine. The Jam also attempted 50 free throws, making 36. The Vipers were 24-for-35 from the line.

Courtesy of www.bakersfield.com


Friday: 66ers clinch first round D-League series - by Eurobasket News
The Tulsa 66'ers are heading to the second round of the NBA-Development League playoffs with a 2-0 series sweep of the Texas Legends.

Center Cole Aldrich (6'11''-C-88, college: Kansas) tallied 17 points, four blocked shots and a season-high 18 rebounds, Elijah Millsap (6'6''-G-87, college: UAB) poured in a game-high 27 points and Jerome Dyson (6'3''-G-87, college: Connecticut) dished out a 66ers season-high 13 assists to lead the Tulsa 66ers to a 104-89 home court victory. Dyson also recorded 14 points to earn his first double-double of the season. Millsap's point total marked the 12th time this season the rookie has surpassed the 20-point mark.

Also scoring in double figures for the 66ers was Ryan Reid (6'8''-F-86, college: Florida St.) with 11 and Garrett Williamson (6'5''-G-88, college: St.Joseph's) with 10. Williamson also added four blocked shots in the contest.

Defensively, Tulsa turned in another dominant performance by holding the Legends to 32-87 (.368) shooting from the floor. It marked the 24th time this season Tulsa has held its opponent to under 50 percent shooting. The 66ers also totaled seven steals, led by Dyson with three thefts.

'As long as we continue to guard like we're guarding, we are going to give ourselves a chance every night,' Tibbetts said. 'You have to give credit to our guys. They really competed and I thought they set the tone in that first quarter. We were really flying around and brought a lot of energy.'

Tulsa, who led by as many as 26 in the game, tallied 28 assists as a team and shot 39-75 (.520) from the floor, including 8-16 (.500) from beyond the arc, to improve its record to 18-2 this season when shooting better than 50 percent.

'Dyson is doing a great job at the point guard position,' Tibbetts said. 'For him to have 13 assists tonight and only record four turnovers, he made a lot of good reads. Guys feel a part of the game when we share the basketball.'

Tulsa advances to the second round and will face the winner of the top-seeded Iowa Energy and seventh-seeded Utah Flash series, with dates and times to be announced at a later date.

'Our team should be excited because Texas is a really good team,' 66ers head coach Nate Tibbetts said. 'We feel good about the win, but we know there is more work to be done. Our guys have come with a workman's-type attitude all year and we have to continue with that.'

Courtesy of www.kktul.com


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  FINLAND   


KORISLIIGA: Four teams left - by Rauno Hurmalainen
Korisliiga, quarter-finals, Game # 5: No, surprise, Korihait (Uusikaupunki) continues in the semi-finals, Honka (Espoo) summer vacation will begin. Korihait defeated today Honka 88-79 (41-25). Quarters: 18-11, 23-14, 19-25, 28-29. The hosts won also the rbs 42-26 and had 42 FTs/made 33 (Honka 11/6). Korihait had five players in double digits. Petri Heinonen (207-F/C-88) and Bojan Sarcevic (190-G-88) scored 19 pts both. John Williamson (198-C-86, college: Cincinnati) led Honka with 27 pts. Semi-finals will start 12.4. and 13.4. It will be Pyrinto (Tampere) vs Korihait and KTP (Kotka) vs Kataja (Joensuu). Korihait first time 'in final 4' since 1995.
Korihait - Honka 88-79 (41-25). (Petri Heinonen 19/8, Bojan Sarcevic 19/5a, James Reaves 15 - John Williamson 27, Tuomas Iisalo 24 (treys 6/11), Jamar Wilson 9).



Stats Leaders - Korisliiga
Points Per Game
 Jonathan HEARD
  Tarmo
  (198-G/F-86)
  Avg: 21.9
 1. Heard, Tarmo21.9 
 2. Wilson, Honka21.8 
 3. Wood, Karhu20.6 
 4. Lewis, LrNM.20.5 
 5. Barrett, KTP19.8 
 6. Bailey, LrNM.19.6 
 7. Walker, Kouvot19.4 
 8. Blanchard, ToPo19.4 
 9. Williamson, Honka19.2 
 10. Williams, Pyrinto18.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jeremiah WOOD
  Karhu
  (200-F-85)
  Avg: 13
 1. Wood, Karhu13.0 
 2. Kaunisto, Kouvot10.6 
 3. Doaks, Salon Vilpas10.1 
 4. Mathis, Namika Lahti9.9 
 5. Williams, Pyrinto9.7 
 6. Young, Tarmo9.6 
 7. Blanchard, ToPo9.0 
 8. Vinson, Kouvot9.0 
 9. Coleman, LrNM.8.8 
 10. Belser, Honka8.5 
Assists Per Game
 Steffan JOHNSON
  Karhu
  (185-G-87)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Johnson, Karhu4.8 
 2. Moore, LrNM.4.8 
 3. Williams, Pyrinto4.3 
 4. Suonio, Namika Lahti4.3 
 5. Virtanen, Kataja4.2 
 6. Wood, Karhu3.9 
 7. Fields, KTP3.6 
 8. Ivey, KTP3.5 
 9. Sarcevic, Korihait3.5 
 10. Wilson, Honka3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Jerald FIELDS
  KTP
  (201-F-82)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Fields, KTP2.1 
 2. Wood, Karhu2.1 
 3. Moore, Korihait1.9 
 4. Conerly, Tarmo1.8 
 5. Heard, Tarmo1.7 
 6. Williams, Pyrinto1.7 
 7. Sarcevic, Korihait1.7 
 8. Newson, Kataja1.6 
 9. Ayers, Namika L.1.6 
 10. Lewis, LrNM.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 James REAVES
  Korihait
  (203-F-82)
  Avg: 0.9
 1. Reaves, Korihait0.9 
 2. Hendley, Namika Lahti0.7 
 3. Heard, Tarmo0.7 
 4. Bailey, LrNM.0.7 
 5. Wilson, Honka0.7 
 6. Makalainen, Karhu0.6 
 7. Blanchard, ToPo0.6 
 8. Wood, Karhu0.6 
 9. Suonio, Namika Lahti0.6 
 10. Young, Tarmo0.6 


Korihait complete the Semifinal picture - by Eurobasket News
Korihait - Honka 88-79

The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Espoo Honka won third quarter 25-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. UU-Korihait made 33-of-42 free shots (78.6 percent) during the game, while Espoo Honka only scored six points from the stripe. They outrebounded Espoo Honka 38-19 including a 28-13 advantage in defensive rebounds. 26 personal fouls committed by Espoo Honka helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Bosnian guard Bojan Sarcevic (190-88) orchestrated the victory by scoring 19 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. International power forward Petri Heinonen (207-88) contributed with 19 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Five UU-Korihait players scored in double figures. American center John Williamson (198-86, college: Cincinnati) answered with 27 points and 5 rebounds and the former international guard Tuomas Iisalo (195-82, agency: Court Side) added 24 points in the effort for Espoo Honka.
Top scorers:
Korihait: B.Sarcevic 19+7reb+5ast, P.Heinonen 19+8reb+1ast, J.Reaves 15+5reb, L.Wright 14+6reb+3ast, N.Moore 11+8reb+3ast, J.Kumpulainen 7+2reb
Honka: J.Williamson 27+5reb+1ast, T.Iisalo 24+3ast, J.Wilson 9+4reb+6ast, C.Belser 8+5reb+3ast, V.Makalainen 7+3reb+1ast, A.Vanjoki 3
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  FRANCE   


Standings - ProA
ProA Standings
 1. Cholet 20-5 
 2. Chalon 17-8 
 3. Nancy 17-8 
 4. Roanne 16-9 
 5. Gravelines 16-9 
 6. Hyeres-Toulon 15-10 
 7. ASVEL 14-11 
 8. Le Mans 11-14 
 9. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 11-14 
 10. Orleans 10-15 
 11. Strasbourg 10-15 
 12. Poitierarleys 9-15 
 13. Le Havre 9-15 
 14. Paris-Levallois 9-16 
 15. Vichy 8-17 
 16. Limoges 7-18 


Standings - ProB
ProB Standings
 1. Nanterre 20-8 
 2. Rouen 18-10 
 3. Evreux 18-10 
 4. Dijon 17-11 
 5. Le Portel 17-12 
 6. Fos Ouest 17-12 
 7. Maurienne 16-13 
 8. Chalons-Reims 16-13 
 9. Bourg 15-13 
 10. Boulogne 15-13 
 11. Boulazac 14-14 
 12. Nantes 13-16 
 13. Antibes 12-17 
 14. Lille 12-17 
 15. St Vallier 11-17 
 16. Quimper 11-18 
 17. Clermont 8-20 
 18. Charleville 6-22 


Stats Leaders - ProA
Points Per Game
 Demetris NICHOLS
  Vichy
  (205-F-84)
  Avg: 18.2
 1. Nichols, Vichy18.2 
 2. Mejia, Cholet18.0 
 3. Jefferson, AS.17.5 
 4. Darden, Nancy17.4 
 5. Hughes, Hyeres-T.17.3 
 6. Massie, Limoges16.9 
 7. King, Le Havre15.8 
 8. Hamilton, Paris-.15.4 
 9. Woodside, Gravelines15.3 
 10. Shuler, Vichy15.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Christophe MASSIE
  Limoges
  (206-F/C-77)
  Avg: 9.2
 1. Massie, Limoges9.2 
 2. Krupalija, Hyeres.8.9 
 3. Akingbala, Nancy8.6 
 4. Jones, Le Havre8.4 
 5. Issa, Gravelines8.3 
 6. Koffi, Le Mans7.6 
 7. Hughes, Hyeres-T.7.6 
 8. Jefferson, AS.7.5 
 9. Nsonwu-Amadi, Roa.7.4 
 10. Falker, Cholet7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Kareem REID
  Rouen
  (178-G-75)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Reid, Vichy6.3 
 2. King, Le Havre6.2 
 3. Gipson, Pau-Lacq.5.9 
 4. Taylor, Limoges5.8 
 5. Linehan, Nancy5.8 
 6. Woodside, Gravelines5.7 
 7. Wright, Limoges5.7 
 8. Walsh, AS.5.2 
 9. Diabate, Roanne5.0 
 10. Sciarra, Pau-La.4.7 
Steals Per Game
 John LINEHAN
  Nancy
  (175-G-78)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Linehan, Nancy3.3 
 2. Diot, Le Mans2.6 
 3. Walsh, AS.2.3 
 4. Dobbins, Hyeres-T.2.1 
 5. Darden, Nancy1.9 
 6. Diabate, Roanne1.8 
 7. Schilb, Chalon1.8 
 8. Albicy, Paris-Le.1.7 
 9. Sangare, Le Havre1.7 
 10. Greer, Strasbourg1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Cyril AKPOMEDAH
  Gravelines
  (203-F-79)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Akpomedah, Grave.1.6 
 2. Falker, Cholet1.5 
 3. Elonu, Pau-Lacq.1.5 
 4. Issa, Gravelines1.5 
 5. Jefferson, AS.1.5 
 6. Akingbala, Nancy1.4 
 7. Sene, Gravelines1.3 
 8. Pasco, Strasbourg1.2 
 9. Koffi, Le Mans1.2 
 10. Fofana, AS.1.1 


Stats Leaders - ProB
Points Per Game
 Moses SONKO
  Maurienne
  (196-F-83)
  Avg: 19
 1. Sonko, Maurienne19.0 
 2. Siggers, Rouen18.9 
 3. Harris, Lille18.8 
 4. Carter, Nanterre17.6 
 5. Rouse, Charleville16.4 
 6. Milbourne, Boulogne16.2 
 7. Gay, Fos Ouest16.0 
 8. Davis, Le Portel15.8 
 9. Watson, Evreux15.6 
 10. Daniels, Nanterre15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Korvotney BARBER
  Nantes
  (201-F-87)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Barber, Nantes10.3 
 2. Daniels, Chalons-.9.7 
 3. Mathis, Maurienne9.5 
 4. Bing, Dijon9.0 
 5. Monds, Bourg8.6 
 6. Rouse, Charleville8.4 
 7. Wyatte, Le Portel8.4 
 8. Monroe, Boulogne8.1 
 9. Badiane, Boulazac8.0 
 10. Massot, Antibes7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Philippe DA SILVA
  Evreux
  (192-G-79)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Da Silva, Evreux8.1 
 2. Rowland, Le Portel6.4 
 3. Downey, Nantes5.7 
 4. Patiejunas, Boulo.5.4 
 5. Williams, Le Portel5.0 
 6. Taylor, Rouen5.0 
 7. Mullins, Chalons-.4.8 
 8. Craven, Dijon4.7 
 9. Denave, St Vallier4.6 
 10. Oliver, Bourg4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Kyle SHILOH
  St Vallier
  (191-G-85)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Shiloh, St Vallier2.7 
 2. Doyne, Charleville2.6 
 3. Riley, Nanterre2.5 
 4. Daniels, Chalons-.2.4 
 5. Sonko, Maurienne2.4 
 6. Craven, Dijon2.4 
 7. Patiejunas, Boulo.2.2 
 8. Mullins, Chalons-.2.1 
 9. Harris, Lille2.0 
 10. Mathis, Maurienne2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Sherman GAY
  Fos Ouest
  (201-F-82)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Gay, Fos Ouest1.8 
 2. Jefferson, Quimper1.4 
 3. Monds, Bourg0.9 
 4. Adjiwanou, Boula.0.9 
 5. Taccoen, Lille0.9 
 6. Barber, Nantes0.9 
 7. N''Diaye, Clermont0.9 
 8. Davis, Evreux0.9 
 9. Daniels, Nanterre0.9 
 10. Mathis, Maurienne0.8 


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  GERMANY   


Standings - 1. Bundesliga
1.Bundesliga Standings
 1. Brose Baskets 28-2 
 2. Dt.Bank SKY 23-7 
 3. ALBA 22-9 
 4. Art.Dragons 20-10 
 5. NY Phantoms 18-12 
 6. EWE Baskets 18-12 
 7. TBB Trier 16-14 
 8. Bremerhaven 16-14 
 9. EnBW L'burg 16-14 
 10. Telekom Baskets 14-15 
 11. Goettingen 14-15 
 12. Phoenix Hagen 13-17 
 13. Walter Tigers 13-17 
 14. ratiopharm 12-19 
 15. LTi 46ers 8-23 
 16. Bayreuth 8-23 
 17. MBC 7-23 
 18. Duesseldorf 5-25 


Standings - ProA
ProA Standings
 1. B.Muenchen 27-1 
 2. Wuerzburg 21-7 
 3. Chemnitz 19-9 
 4. Braves 16-10 
 5. Osnabrueck 16-10 
 6. Crailsheim 15-13 
 7. Webmoebel 14-14 
 8. Kirchheim 14-14 
 9. Karlsruhe 13-15 
 10. ETB Wohnbau 11-17 
 11. Hannover 11-17 
 12. Heidelberg 11-17 
 13. Cuxhaven 10-18 
 14. Freiburg 9-19 
 15. Jena 8-20 
 16. Dragons 7-21 


Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga
Points Per Game
 DaShaun WOOD
  Dt.Bank SKY
  (185-G-85)
  Avg: 18.8
 1. Wood, Dt.18.8 
 2. Rice, Art.Dragons16.8 
 3. Bell, Phoenix Hagen16.0 
 4. Allen, ALBA15.6 
 5. Martin, Bremerha.15.4 
 6. Harris, EnBW L.15.4 
 7. Benzing, ratio.15.3 
 8. Dorris, Phoenix .15.1 
 9. Callahan, Bremerha.15.1 
 10. Ross, MBC15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 John BRYANT
  ratiopharm
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 11
 1. Bryant, ratiopharm11.0 
 2. Ensminger, Teleko.8.3 
 3. Reiner, Bayreuth8.0 
 4. Watts, Walter T.7.8 
 5. Martin, Bremerha.7.1 
 6. Burtschi, Phoenix .6.8 
 7. Stevic, EWE B.6.7 
 8. Ovcina, LTi 46ers6.7 
 9. Fenn, Art.Dragons6.4 
 10. Pleiss, Brose B.6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Branislav RATKOVICA
  Walter Tigers
  (193-G-85)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Ratkovica, Walter T.7.3 
 2. Wood, Dt.5.8 
 3. Joyce, TBB Trier5.5 
 4. Rice, Art.Dragons5.1 
 5. Green, EnBW L.4.5 
 6. Jordan, MBC4.3 
 7. Goldsberry, Brose B.4.3 
 8. Jordan, LTi 46ers4.2 
 9. Hamilton, NY Phant.4.2 
 10. Copeland, Bremerha.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin HAMILTON
  NY Phantoms
  (193-G-84)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Hamilton, NY Phant.2.1 
 2. Martin, Bremerha.1.7 
 3. Burtschi, Phoenix .1.6 
 4. Goldsberry, Brose B.1.5 
 5. Dorris, Phoenix .1.5 
 6. Bailey, Goettingen1.5 
 7. Wise, Telekom .1.4 
 8. Pryor, Phoenix .1.4 
 9. Wood, Dt.1.4 
 10. Ross, MBC1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Ekene IBEKWE
  Bayreuth
  (206-F-85)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Ibekwe, Art.Drag.2.4 
 2. Pleiss, Brose B.1.8 
 3. Bryant, ratiopharm1.6 
 4. Ibekwe, Bayreuth1.3 
 5. Seward, Phoenix .1.2 
 6. Brempong, Duesseld.1.2 
 7. Goree, NY Phantoms1.1 
 8. Hines, Brose B.1.1 
 9. Scott, Goettingen0.9 
 10. Boumtje, Art.Drag.0.9 


Stats Leaders - 2.Bundesliga
Points Per Game
 Kejuan JOHNSON
  Webmoebel
  (193-G-85)
  Avg: 21.3
 1. Johnson, Webmoebel21.3 
 2. Shepherd, Osnab.20.2 
 3. Roessler, Karlsruhe18.5 
 4. Lewis, ETB Wohnbau18.1 
 5. Brooks, Kirchheim17.9 
 6. Watts, Dragons17.9 
 7. Cook, Cuxhaven17.1 
 8. Samarco, Webmoebel17.1 
 9. Yearby, Cuxhaven17.0 
 10. Harbut, Chemnitz16.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marcus SMALLWOOD
  Kirchheim
  (198-F-82)
  Avg: 10.9
 1. Smallwood, Cuxha.10.9 
 2. Smallwood, Kirchheim10.4 
 3. Yearby, Cuxhaven9.9 
 4. Black, Karlsruhe8.8 
 5. Lewis, ETB Wohnbau8.6 
 6. Watts, Dragons8.6 
 7. Schoo, Heidelberg8.1 
 8. De Michael, Kirchheim8.0 
 9. Shaw, Chemnitz7.9 
 10. Wohlfarth-B., Drago.7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Aaron COOK
  Cuxhaven
  (186-G-83)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Cook, Cuxhaven6.1 
 2. Zazai, Chemnitz6.0 
 3. Brooks, Kirchheim5.3 
 4. Gray, Crailsheim5.3 
 5. Johnson, Webmoebel5.0 
 6. Larsen, Dragons4.6 
 7. Jeka, Wuerzburg4.5 
 8. Burnette, Osnab.4.5 
 9. Hamann, B.Muenchen4.4 
 10. Lowery, Braves4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Paul GAUSE
  Freiburg
  (180-G-86)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Gause, Freiburg2.9 
 2. Johnson, Webmoebel2.9 
 3. Lewis, ETB Wohnbau2.3 
 4. Zazai, Chemnitz2.1 
 5. Johnson, Chemnitz2.0 
 6. Burns, Webmoebel1.9 
 7. Shaw, Chemnitz1.8 
 8. Brooks, Kirchheim1.8 
 9. Scott, Kirchheim1.7 
 10. Alexander, ETB W.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Marcus SMALLWOOD
  Kirchheim
  (198-F-82)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Smallwood, Kirchheim2.1 
 2. Wohlfarth-B., Drago.2.0 
 3. Williams, Karlsruhe1.8 
 4. Schoo, Heidelberg1.6 
 5. Yearby, Cuxhaven1.4 
 6. Hill, Jena1.3 
 7. Henry, Hannover1.3 
 8. Fleetwood, Osnab.1.3 
 9. Shaw, Cuxhaven1.1 
 10. De Michael, Kirchheim1.1 


George Evans Leaves TBB Trier - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Sometimes bad timing just cant be stopped as TBB trier have experienced this in their run for reaching the 2011 beko BBL playoffs as the team announced that 40 year old George Evans (202-F/C-71, agency: Court Side, college: George Mason) has left the team. The American who went to high school in Portsmouth, Virginia left the team today citing personal reasons as why he had to go. Evans played his last game last night contributing 17 points and seven rebounds in a 80-61 loss in Bamberg. George asked us if we could reelase him from his contract. He has identifyed the values of TBB Trier like no other. Fight, work ethic and faithfullness is what he has stood for. His departure really hurts', stressed the board of directors of Treveri Basketball AG Ralph P. Moog.

Evans came to TBB Trier in 2008 after having played in Beligium from 2001-2008 with Dexia Mons-Hainaut. People questioned his age since not only did he start his basketball career at the age of 30, on account of military duty, but came to Trier as a 37 year old. However with TBB Trier, he became a leader quickly that always gave everything and was a role model for everyone. He has helped young German maik Zirbes become a better player as well. 'George helped me in so many things.He always pushed me to become better. I was able to learn a lot from his attitude. He was the most professional player that I ever played with. On and off the court, he was always there for me', stressed German Maik Zirbes. In his first season, he played 24 games averaging 13.5ppg, 3.6rpg, 1.1apg, 1.1spg, FGP-2 (67.6%), FT: 56.9%. Last season, he played 31 games: 9.4ppg, 4.8rpg, 1.0apg, 1.3spg, FGP-3 (64.8%), FT: 55.9%. Currently he was averaging 8,0ppg and 4,0rpg. ' I have to leave Trier because of personal family reasons. I want to thank the fans for the great support. I really enjoyed my time with the team and fans. Keep supporting the team in their march to the playoffs. I wish you only the best and hope to see you soon again', stressed George Evans (202-F/C-71, agency: Court Side, college: George Mason).


Source: TBB Trier





Jacob Burtschi (Phoenix Hagen) Braunschweig Have A Lot Of Talent, But Any Team In the Playoffs Can Make A Run - 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. He spoke to eurobasket following the 92-53 loss in Frankfurt.

A tough 92-53 loss against The Deutsche Bank Skyliners. How much was sharp shooter David Bell missed?

Not having dave hurts alot. He is our leading scorer and he opens up the floor for the other guys.

Phoenix Hagen stayed with Frankfurt for the first 5 minutes and then watched Frankfurt pull away. Why was it so hard finding an offensive ryhthm?

After we missed some shots and they made a lot of theirs, we just quit putting in effort.

What with the Frankfurt defense was hurting Phoenix Hagen the most?

Their length and pressure defense really got us out of our sets.

Jermaine Bucknor couldnt hurt Phoenix Hagen this time with another 19 points, but Roger Powell did with 24 points. Why was he such a thorn for Phoenix Hagen?

We tried to rotate more on to Woods and that left him open and he knocked down shot after shot.

Phoenix Hagen has little time to rest as the next game is in less than 24 hours in Braunschweig. What do you remember from the home 92-81 loss?

It was a tough loss. They hit some big shots down the stretch that seperated them from us.

Braunschweig is playing very good basketball at the moment. Could they pull an upset in the 2011 beko BBL playoffs?

Yeah they certainly can. They had a nice showing over the Top 4 weekend. They have the talent. but any team in the playoffs can make a run.

Andre Miller recently got his 7,000 assist to join 13 other player who have done that. When he retires one day what will you remember most from his game?

I cant really say. A great assist man who could never shoot well? Not sure.

The Morris twins from Kansas have entered the 2011 NBA draft. How hight will they be taken?

Im sure they will both be first rounders. A lot of talent that fits in the NBA.

Thanks Jacob for the chat


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


A tough 80-61 loss in Bamberg. You played in Bamberg some years ago with Bremerhaven and Paderborn. Has the sound increased from the last times that you played there?


Its hard to tell how much the sound has increased because each time I have played there the game hasnt been close. Im sure it can get really loud in the arena because they have great fans and great support for the team there.


It seems like Bamberg doesnt take any games off. After their Top 4 win, they started back into the beko BBL play with a strong win. Is their team charachter that many other beko BBL teams could learn from?

I just think that they play hard and dont take days off. They have been consistent all season and that is what sepeartes the good from the great. There is hardly a let up who ever comes in to play and they are a very deep team and each player knows what they are trying to accomplish as a whole.

Bamberg had the convincing 43-22 lead at halftime. Why could TBB Trier only muster 22 points in 20 minutes?

They took us out of our sets again and converted on the mistakes that we made. They played harder than us for a span of 8 minutes and we were never able to recover. All it came down to was effort in the 2nd quarter.

In the second half TBB Trier scored better. What adjustment did TBB trier make to get more on the board?

I just think it was about effort again in the 2nd half. We played harder and competed. That has been our signature all season but when you play against a team on this level you cant have a series of let ups.

Was the best TBB Trier stat winning the rebounding?


I think it was one of thing we can take that was positive from the game.

The next game is against The Deutsche Bank Skyliners. What is your memory of the 72-55 loss in Frankfurt?

I think we got outplayed them for the most part and they cruised to an easy win on there home court.

George Evans left the team for personal reasons. How shocked were you hearing about George Evans leaving the team?


Yea we were all shocked as a team, but George had to do what was best for him and we support him 100 percent. He was a great teammate on and off the court and it was an honor to play with him this season. He taught us all a lot and his hard work rubbed off on everyone on the team.

How will team compensate the loss of George Evans?


It has to be a group effort and Oliver Clay and Maik Zirbes have to step up. It has to be a collective effort but replacing George is something that you cant do, but we have to do what we can to make it work.

What is your nicest memory of George Evans?

My nicest memory of George had to be just he was always making people smile in the locker room and his leadership by example. He was a big part of our success this season and without him we wouldnt have been able to accomplish a lot of things that we did this season.

Phoenix Hagen kept Dashaun Wood in check, but couldnt control the rest of the team. What will be key for TBB Trier getting a must win?

Well like Hagen I think we have to keep Wood in check but we can let other guys get going. We haev to find a way to make players do things that they are not used to doing. Frankfurt isnt a one man show by any means, but at the end of the day it starts with Wood and we must keep him under control.

Andre Miller recently got his 7,000 assist to join 13 other NBA players who have done that. When he retires one day what will you remember most from his game?

I think Andre has had a great career and is a very underated point guard. I got a chance to see him play in high school as well and he is such an all around point guard. People always knocked his shooting but he has found ways to score and always had the ability to make plays. He is a great point guard.

The Morris twins from Kansas have entered the 2011 NBA draft. How hight will they be taken?


I think that both of them will go pretty high.

Thanks John for the chat.


Dane Watts (Walter Tigers Tuebingen) Pregame Thoughts To BG Goettingen Game April 10th - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Dane Watts (203-F-86, agency: Pro One Sports) is a 24 year old 203cm forward from Warrensburg. He played at Creighton (NCAA) from 2004-2008. In his senior year, he played 33 games: 11.3ppg, 6.4rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 53.4%, 3Pts: 42.5%, FT: 71.8%. In 2008, he came to Germany and started his professional basketball career with EnBW Ludwigsburg (Germany-1.Bundesliga, starting five): 32 games: 8.9ppg, 3.8rpg, FGP-1 (68.4%), 3PT: 30.8%, FT: 68.7%. Lasts eason, he played for The Walter Tigers Tuebingen playing 34 games: 10.2ppg, 5.4rpg, 1.5apg, FGP: 57.1%, 3PT: 37.6%, FT: 71.0%. He returns to Tuebingen for the 2010-2011 BEKO BBL season. At Creighton, he won awards such as MVC Tournament Winner -05, 07, MVC All-Freshman Team -05, MVC Regular Season Runner-Up -07, and MVC Tournament Semifinals -08. Watts sat down with eurobasket before the game against BG Goettingen.

The Walter Tigers Tuebingen will have had a 15 day breather between the Artland game and BG Goettingen game. How do you adjust not playing a league game in such a long time?

Just try to get our bodies rested and practice hard to keep a rhythm.

How difficult was this long break knowing the season is almost over and the Playoffs wont be a reality?

Its always tough when you cannot reach your goals, we have 4 more opportunities to show our character as players.

What was your overall impression of the 2011 Top 4 weekend in Bamberg?

I thought it was a good weekend with the top 4 teams in the league, Im sure it was a great atmosphere and Bamberg was really tested to win the Cup.

How important were the good performances of Braunschweig and Artland showing teams like Bamberg, Frankfurt and Alba Berlin that those 3 teams should not be only thinking about winning the beko BBL title?

I think any one of those teams can make it happen in the playoffs. Braunschweig won the first round as an 8 seed last year and Artland is hungry to be back in the hunt.

The next game is against BG Goettingen. What is your memory of the bitter 82-80 loss at home. You had 24 points and 11 rebounds?

I think that is from a different game, we got smacked on the road last time. We must fight and redeem ourselves in front of our home crowd.

Do you think BG Goettingen can make noise in the beko BBL playoffs?

With their style and intensity they can beat anyone as you have seen in the Euro Cup. It will be a tight race these last weeks for the last two spots.

Dwayne Anderson is one of the top forwards in league. What do you respect most of his game?

His versatility, he has good perimeter skills and attacks the boards.

Were you surprised how low scoring the 2011 NCAA final game was?

Not too much, there are a lot of jitters when playing in front of that many people on the biggest stage of their lives. Was surprised that Butler's slump lasted the whole game though.

Could Kemba Walker be the #1 2011 NBA Draft Pick?


Depends on if the Williams kid from Arizona comes out or not, Walker should be a lottery though.

Thanks Dane for the chat.


ProA Round 28: Top-ranked Bayern Muenchen wins another game - by Eurobasket News
There are only two more rounds left in the Regular Season in ProA.

ProA top team - Bayern Muenchen (27-1) had no problems winning another game on Saturday. This time they crushed thirteenth ranked Cuxhaven BasCats (10-18) 79-59. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Cuxhaven BasCats. The game without a history. Bayern Muenchen led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 44 of its points in the paint compared to Cuxhaven BasCats' 24. They outrebounded Cuxhaven BasCats 45-33 including a 37-26 advantage in defensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of American power forward Chad Prewitt (206-80, college: Arizona St., agency: Priority Sports) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 11 points and 11 rebounds. Serbian forward Aleksandar Nadjfeji (203-76) contributed with 12 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. American guard Aaron Cook (186-83, college: Hartford) replied with 17 points and 4 assists for Cuxhaven BasCats. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Bayern Muenchen have an impressive 22-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 27-1 record. Cuxhaven BasCats at the other side keep the thirteenth place with 18 games lost. Bayern Muenchen are looking forward to face Webmoebel Baskets (#7) in Paderborn in the next round where they are favorite. Cuxhaven BasCats will play at home against GiroLive-Ballers (#5) in Osnabrueck and are hoping to prove to their fans that the loss was just an accident.
Important game to mention about took place in Essen. Eleventh ranked ETB Wohnbau (11-17) saved a 3-point victory at home edging 15th ranked Science City Jena (8-20) 70-67 on Saturday evening. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Chris Alexander (186-83, college: Southern) who helped to win the game recording 17 points and 4 assists and Steven Esterkamp who added 12 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side American guard Larry Cunningham (190-85, college: Cal-Riverside, agency: Limelight Hoops) responded with 23 points. ETB Wohnbau have an impressive five-game winning streak. They moved-up to tenth place, which they share with Heidelberg and Hannover. Science City Jena lost third consecutive game. They keep the fifteenth position with 20 games lost. ETB Wohnbau will play against Hannover Tigers (#11) in Hannover in the next round. Science City Jena will play at home against Kirchheim Knights (#8) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Kirchheim Knights (14-14) and USC Heidelberg (11-17), which took place in Kirchheim. Higher ranked Kirchheim Knights lost at home to twelfth ranked USC Heidelberg 90-96 on Saturday. The winners were led by Bjorn Schoo who scored that evening 20 points and 9 rebounds. Even 23 points and 6 rebounds by Nils Menck did not help to save the game for Kirchheim Knights. USC Heidelberg moved-up to tenth place, which they share with ETB Wohnbau and Hannover. Loser Kirchheim Knights keep the seventh position with 14 games lost. They share it with Webmoebel. USC Heidelberg will meet at home higher ranked Crailsheim Merlins (#6) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Kirchheim Knights will play against Science City Jena and hope to secure a win.
Another upset was a game between Webmoebel Baskets (14-14) and BG Karlsruhe (13-15), which took place in Karlsruhe. 6th ranked Webmoebel Baskets lost to ninth ranked BG Karlsruhe in a road game 79-86. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Webmoebel Baskets. Rouven Roessler fired 27 points and 5 assists for the winners. Webmoebel Baskets' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. BG Karlsruhe maintains ninth position with 13-15 record. Webmoebel Baskets at the other side dropped to the seventh place with 14 games lost. BG Karlsruhe's next round opponent will be USC Freiburg (#14) on the road where they are favorite.

Other games in round 28 were not that significant. Freiburg were beaten by Crailsheim on the road 93-87. Chemnitz won against Dragons on its own court 80-76. Hannover unfortunately lost to Wuerzburg in a road game 73-77.
The most impressive performance of 28th round was 25 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals by Draelon Burns of Webmoebel.



B.Muenchen - Cuxhaven 79-59

ProA top team - Bayern Muenchen (27-1) had no problems winning another game on Saturday. This time they crushed thirteenth ranked Cuxhaven BasCats (10-18) 79-59. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Cuxhaven BasCats. The game without a history. Bayern Muenchen led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 44 of its points in the paint compared to Cuxhaven BasCats' 24. They outrebounded Cuxhaven BasCats 45-33 including a 37-26 advantage in defensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of American power forward Chad Prewitt (206-80, college: Arizona St., agency: Priority Sports) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 11 points and 11 rebounds. Serbian forward Aleksandar Nadjfeji (203-76) contributed with 12 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Four Bayern Muenchen players scored in double figures. American guard Aaron Cook (186-83, college: Hartford) replied with 17 points and 4 assists and his fellow American import forward Deilvez Yearby (198-87, college: IPFW) added 6 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Cuxhaven BasCats. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Bayern Muenchen have an impressive 22-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 27-1 record. Cuxhaven BasCats at the other side keep the thirteenth place with 18 games lost. Bayern Muenchen are looking forward to face Webmoebel Baskets (#7) in Paderborn in the next round where they are favorite. Cuxhaven BasCats will play at home against GiroLive-Ballers (#5) in Osnabrueck and are hoping to prove to their fans that the loss was just an accident.
Top scorers:
B.Muenchen: A.Nadjfeji 12+6reb, D.Hall 11+6reb, C.Prewitt 11+11reb+1ast, B.Doreth 11+5reb+2ast, R.Garrett 10+1reb, A.Kolodziejski 8+2reb+1ast
Cuxhaven: A.Cook 17+4reb+4ast, J.Capel 12+4reb, A.Hasenkamm 6+1reb+1ast, D.Yearby 6+9reb+1ast, R.Frohlich 6+3reb, J.Schaffrath 4+4reb+1ast
gschID: 93585


Crailsheim - Freiburg 93-87

No shocking result in a game when eighth ranked Crailsheim Merlins (15-13) beat at home 14th ranked USC Freiburg (9-19) 93-87. However just six-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. The hosts were ahead by 8 points but lost the second period ending it with a 2-point deficit before their 30-22 run, which allowed them to win the game. Crailsheim Merlins made 24-of-28 charity shots (85.7 percent) during the game. American forward Reggie Fuller (198-86, college: Binghamton) fired a double-double by scoring 17 points and 14 rebounds for the winners. Naturalized Congolese power forward Blanchard Obiango (202-88) chipped in 16 points and 9 rebounds. Crailsheim Merlins' coach Ingo Enskat allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American guard Paul Gause (180-86, college: Seton Hall, agency: Basket Law/NM Services) produced 14 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists and his fellow American import guard Jamar Nutter (188-84, college: Seton Hall) added 18 points respectively for lost side. Five Crailsheim Merlins and four USC Freiburg players scored in double figures. Crailsheim Merlins moved-up to sixth place. USC Freiburg lost third consecutive game. They keep the fourteenth position with 19 games lost. Crailsheim Merlins' next round opponent will be USC Heidelberg (#12) on the road where they are favorite. USC Freiburg will play against BG Karlsruhe.
Top scorers:
Crailsheim: F.Young 23+1reb, R.Fuller 17+14reb+3ast, B.Obiango 16+9reb+2ast, R.Anderson 14+3reb, K.Gray 12+1reb, F.Oladipo 5+3reb+3ast
Freiburg: J.Nutter 18+1reb+3ast, N.Khartchenkov 14+6reb+2ast, P.Gause 14+6reb+5ast, M.Jost 13+3reb+1ast, B.McKenzie 8+4reb+1ast, A.Shoutvin 7+6reb
gschID: 93586


Chemnitz - Dragons 80-76

Very expected game when 16th ranked Dragons Rhoendorf (7-21) lost on the road to third ranked BV Chemnitz 99 (19-9) 80-76. However just four-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. BV Chemnitz 99 have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 19-9 record having eight points less than leader B.Muenchen. Dragons Rhoendorf lost fourth consecutive game. Newly promoted team stay at the bottom place with 21 games lost. BV Chemnitz 99's next round opponent will be Saar-Pfalz Braves (#4) in Homburg. Dragons Rhoendorf will play at home against the league's second-placed s Oliver Baskets (#2) in Wuerzburg.
gschID: 93582


ETB Wohnbau - Jena 70-67

Important game to mention about took place in Essen. Eleventh ranked ETB Wohnbau (11-17) saved a 3-point victory at home edging 15th ranked Science City Jena (8-20) 70-67 on Saturday evening. The hosts were already 12 points ahead at halftime and as many as 15 after three quarters before a 28-16 last quarter charge of Science City Jena cut the lead to 70-67 at the end of the game. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Chris Alexander (186-83, college: Southern) who helped to win the game recording 17 points and 4 assists and the other American import forward Steven Esterkamp (198-81, college: Ohio, agency: Limelight Hoops) who added 12 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. Four ETB Wohnbau players scored in double figures. At the losing side American guard Larry Cunningham (190-85, college: Cal-Riverside, agency: Limelight Hoops) responded with 23 points and power forward Christoph Roquette (203-82) scored 16 points and 8 rebounds. ETB Wohnbau have an impressive five-game winning streak. They moved-up to tenth place, which they share with Heidelberg and Hannover. Science City Jena lost third consecutive game. They keep the fifteenth position with 20 games lost. ETB Wohnbau will play against Hannover Tigers (#11) in Hannover in the next round. Science City Jena will play at home against Kirchheim Knights (#8) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
ETB Wohnbau: C.Alexander 17+3reb+4ast, M.Buljevic 14+1reb+2ast, S.Schroter 12+2reb, S.Esterkamp 12+7reb+3ast, K.Chones 7+8reb+1ast, D.Fiorentino 6+3reb+1ast
Jena: L.Cunningham 23+2reb+3ast, C.Roquette 16+8reb, E.Reyes-Napoles 8+1reb+1ast, A.Hill 8+10reb, M.Hall 8+3reb+1ast, C.Hoffmann 4+6reb+2ast
gschID: 93583


Kirchheim - Heidelberg 90-96

Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Kirchheim Knights (14-14) and USC Heidelberg (11-17), which took place in Kirchheim. Higher ranked Kirchheim Knights lost at home to twelfth ranked USC Heidelberg 90-96 on Saturday. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 25-19. But Kirchheim Knights won second period 24-22. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. USC Heidelberg made 21-of-25 free shots (84.0 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The winners were led by the former international power forward Bjorn Schoo (213-81, college: Northern St., agency: Court Side) who scored that evening 20 points and 9 rebounds and American guard Leonard Mendez (196-87, college: Georgia St., agency: Prossin Sports Management) supported him with 19 points and 8 rebounds. Mendez is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Even 23 points and 6 rebounds by forward Nils Menck (203-82) did not help to save the game for Kirchheim Knights. American forward Marcus Smallwood (198-82, college: N.Illinois, agency: Court Side) added 14 points, 10 rebounds and 5 blocks for lost side. Four USC Heidelberg and five Kirchheim Knights players scored in double figures. USC Heidelberg moved-up to tenth place, which they share with ETB Wohnbau and Hannover. Loser Kirchheim Knights keep the seventh position with 14 games lost. They share it with Webmoebel. USC Heidelberg will meet at home higher ranked Crailsheim Merlins (#6) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Kirchheim Knights will play against Science City Jena and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Heidelberg: B.Schoo 20+9reb, L.Mendez 19+8reb+1ast, K.Barth 19+3reb+2ast, J.Wright 18+1reb+8ast, J.Bohannon 9+2reb+3ast, D.Barthel 5+7reb+7ast
Kirchheim: N.Menck 23+6reb, R.Tomasevic 15+4ast, M.Smallwood 14+10reb+1ast, G.Scott 13+5reb+2ast, B.Lischka 13+5reb+1ast, C.Brooks 10+6ast
gschID: 93584


Wuerzburg - Hannover 77-73

Very predictable result when second ranked s Oliver Baskets (21-7) won against 10th ranked Hannover Tigers (11-17) in Wuerzburg 77-73. However just four-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. The hosts were already 14 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 18-8 Hannover Tigers' run in the last quarter cut the lead to 77-73 at the end of the game. British-Australian guard Lee Jeka (187-83) fired 18 points for the winners. American guard Timothy Burnette (188-82, college: Tarleton St.) chipped in 19 points. Four s Oliver Baskets players scored in double figures. s Oliver Baskets' coach Marcel Schroeder allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Canadian guard Stuart Turnbull (188-84) produced 18 points and naturalized Canadian guard Steve Janzen (191-82) added 15 points respectively for lost side. s Oliver Baskets have a solid three-game winning streak. Newly promoted s Oliver Baskets maintains second position with 21-7 record having six points less than leader B.Muenchen. Hannover Tigers at the other side keep the tenth place with 17 games lost. s Oliver Baskets' next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Dragons Rhoendorf (#16) on the road which should be an easy win for them. Hannover Tigers will play against ETB Wohnbau (#10) in Essen and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Wuerzburg: T.Burnette 19+3reb, L.Jeka 18+2reb+2ast, I.Elliott 16+5reb, J.Levy 10+2reb+3ast, S.Kesselring 7+9reb+1ast, T.Baker 4+3reb
Hannover: S.Turnbull 18+2reb+2ast, S.Janzen 15+2reb+2ast, B.Byerson 12+3reb, D.Arigbabu 9+4reb, C.Henry 7+4reb, M.Nunnally 6+7reb
gschID: 93579


Karlsruhe - Webmoebel 86-79

Another upset was a game between Webmoebel Baskets (14-14) and BG Karlsruhe (13-15), which took place in Karlsruhe. 6th ranked Webmoebel Baskets lost to ninth ranked BG Karlsruhe in a road game 79-86. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Webmoebel Baskets. The hosts were already 11 points ahead at halftime and as many as 19 after three quarters before a 32-20 last quarter charge of Webmoebel Baskets cut the lead to 86-79 at the end of the game. They outrebounded Webmoebel Baskets 44-30 including 16 on the offensive glass. Forward Rouven Roessler (200-80) fired 27 points and 5 assists for the winners. American forward Jeremy Black (203-85, college: Tampa, agency: Rasmussen Services) chipped in a double-double by scoring 13 points and 12 rebounds. American guard Draelon Burns (194-85, college: De Paul) produced 25 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals and his fellow American import guard Kejuan Johnson (193-85, college: Long Beach St.) added 17 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists respectively for lost side. Five BG Karlsruhe and four Webmoebel Baskets players scored in double figures. Webmoebel Baskets' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. BG Karlsruhe maintains ninth position with 13-15 record. Webmoebel Baskets at the other side dropped to the seventh place with 14 games lost. BG Karlsruhe's next round opponent will be USC Freiburg (#14) on the road where they are favorite.
Top scorers:
Karlsruhe: R.Roessler 27+4reb+5ast, J.Jones 13+7reb+3ast, J.Black 13+12reb+2ast, D.Thorne 11+6reb+4ast, F.Stuckemann 10+7reb, A.Rueck 10+3reb+1ast
Webmoebel: D.Burns 25+5reb+4ast, K.Johnson 17+6reb+9ast, B.Spoeler 13+3reb, M.Samarco 12+4reb+4ast, O.Wendt 4+1reb, B.Fumey 4+4reb+1ast
gschID: 93580




ProB Round 2 of Semi-Finals - by Eurobasket News
Giessen - Leitershofen 78-86

Leitershofen advanced into Final. They swept the semifinal series versus Giessen. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Giessen Pointers won third quarter 22-20. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Giessen Pointers were plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. American guard Michael Mathey (188-G-87, college: W.Liberty St.) notched 29 points and 7 rebounds to lead the effort and guard Jonathan Genck (185-86) supported him with 17 points. Leitershofen's coach Stefan Goschenhofer allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Even 18 points and 8 rebounds by forward Felix Rotaru (200-79) did not help to save the game for Giessen Pointers. Swingman Zeljko Pavlovic (194-80) added 18 points and 5 assists for the hosts. Four Giessen Pointers players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Giessen: Z.Pavlovic 18+1reb+5ast, F.Rotaru 18+8reb+2ast, V.Zabel 13+1reb+1ast, A.Goettker 11+1reb+2ast, P.Unger 8+1reb+3ast, S.Rotaru 4+4reb
Leitershofen: M.Mathey 29+7reb+1ast, J.Genck 17+3reb+2ast, D.Uskoski 11+8reb+1ast, S.Montag 8+3reb+1ast, V.Zenk 8+3reb+1ast, D.Veney 6+4reb+1ast
gschID: 126044


NBC - Ehingen 58-45

NBC caught up with Ehingen in the semis. Ehingen/Urspringschule was trailing by 8 points at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 24-10 charge of NBC, which allowed them to win the game. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Ehingen/Urspringschule to just 6 points in first quarter. Swingman Cornelius Adler (195-89) scored 17 points to lead the charge for the winners and American guard Ahmad Smith (194-84, college: St.Bonaventure) chipped in 2 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists during the contest. American guard Virgil Matthews (188-83, college: Montana) responded with 11 points and 7 rebounds and forward Fabian Boeke (211-86, college: Washington St.) scored 7 points and 9 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Ehingen: V.Matthews 11+7reb+2ast, T.Lang 8+2reb, F.Boeke 7+9reb, A.Vargas 6+7reb+2ast, K.Bright 4+1reb+2ast, R.Spoden 4+1reb
NBC: C.Adler 17+4reb, C.Ceccotti 9+1reb+1ast, D.Schneider 8+3reb, W.Chavis 8+1reb+1ast, M.Ides 6+4reb, D.Yates 4+3reb+1ast
gschID: 126045




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Aris Thesaalonikis back to his throne!! - by Chris Mammides
Aris Thessalonikis was finally the champion team of the North Hellas after beating Mantoulidis with 64-48 in a game which was a deby only for 25 minutes. The team of Coach Kokkinopoulos tried to defend its title (Mantoulidis is winning the last seasons the the championship in North Hellas) but couldn't do so as he had to come against the very good and solid team of Coach Dimitriou which is containing with players that have icons from the A1 men's league like Linos-Spyridon Chrysikopoulos (205-F-92) and Bohoridis.
In reality and up until the 25th minute the game was only in 5 points difference but the turning point was the three pointer from Georgios Mavrogiannis (193-G-92) who was the second top performer other than Linos-Spyridon Chrysikopoulos.


The unfortunate element for Coach Kokkinopoulos was the fact that his key players such as Apollon Deligeorgis (192-G-93) and Nikos Georgakis (198-F-93) performed quite lower than expected while it is worth mentioned that not the slightest player from Mantoulidis had a double digits in this final. On the other hand, Coach Dimitriou saw his players and especially Georgios Mavrogiannis doing a great job, Georgios Mavrogiannis in the specific game ended the game with 16 points just three behind Linos's 19. Now Aris will play agains the champion team of Panathinaikos for the Country's title, will Panathinaikos keep the crown of will Chrysikopoulos and his palls 'steal' it from them. The quarters were: 13-19 32-28 49-34 64-48
And for statistical reasons the points for the two teams were as follows:
Aris: Bohoridis 7, Kamilalis 6, D. Geromichalos 1, Georgios Mavrogiannis 16 (2), Vassiliadis 2, Linos-Spyridon Chrysikopoulos 19 (2), Mandaltsis 11, Kasouras 2
Mantoulidis: Zeimbekis 7 (1), Nikos Georgakis 4, Deligiorgis 7, Naoumis 2, Karaiskos 2, Mitzaridis 2 Petros Velissariou (184-G-93) 7, Kampouris 8, Antonios Davanis (201-F-92) 9.

The fans will have the pleasure to watch the game between two great teams and the unoficiall fight between two very good performers playing, Chrysikopoulos Vs Maragkos! Who will be the winner?? We will know very soon!




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Standings - SerieA
SerieA Standings
 1. Montepaschi 20-2 
 2. Bennet Cantu 18-6 
 3. Armani MI 17-6 
 4. Benetton TV 13-12 
 5. Air AV 12-12 
 6. Cimberio VA 12-12 
 7. CS Bologna 12-12 
 8. Lottomatica 11-13 
 9. Pepsi Caserta 11-13 
 10. Scavolini PS 11-13 
 11. Dinamo Sassari 11-14 
 12. Vanoli CR 10-14 
 13. Fabi Shoes 10-14 
 14. Angelico BI 9-15 
 15. Enel Brindisi 7-16 
 16. Banca Tercas 7-17 


Stats Leaders - SerieA
Points Per Game
 James WHITE
  Dinamo Sassari
  (198-G-84)
  Avg: 20.2
 1. White, Dinamo Sassari20.2 
 2. Thomas, Air AV18.3 
 3. Ford, Fabi Shoes16.3 
 4. Roberson, Enel B.15.8 
 5. Zoroski, Banca T.15.8 
 6. Dean, Air AV15.7 
 7. Kaukenas, Montepas.14.9 
 8. Hunter, Dinamo S.14.9 
 9. Diawara, Enel B.14.8 
 10. Goss, Cimberio VA14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Sharrod FORD
  Fabi Shoes
  (206-F/C-82)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Ford, Fabi Shoes10.5 
 2. Davis, Banca Tercas8.4 
 3. Troutman, Air AV8.3 
 4. Jones, Pepsi C.8.3 
 5. Lang, Enel Brindisi8.1 
 6. Ivanov, Fabi Shoes8.1 
 7. Homan, CS Bologna8.0 
 8. Suton, Angelico BI7.5 
 9. Hunter, Dinamo S.7.4 
 10. Sekulic, Vanoli CR7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Marques GREEN
  Air AV
  (170-G-82)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Green, Air AV6.7 
 2. Diener, Dinamo S.4.7 
 3. Sosa, Angelico BI4.5 
 4. Collins, Scavolin.4.0 
 5. Goss, Cimberio VA3.9 
 6. Rowland, Vanoli CR3.9 
 7. Green, Bennet Cantu3.7 
 8. Zoroski, Banca T.3.7 
 9. Markovic, Benetton.3.5 
 10. Rannikko, Cimberio.3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Earl ROWLAND
  Vanoli CR
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Rowland, Vanoli CR3.1 
 2. Thomas, Air AV2.8 
 3. Troutman, Air AV2.7 
 4. Green, Air AV2.7 
 5. Dedovic, Lottomat.2.5 
 6. White, Dinamo Sassari2.5 
 7. Ortner, Bennet C.2.5 
 8. Goss, Cimberio VA2.5 
 9. Stonerook, Montepas.2.5 
 10. McCalebb, Montepas.2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Sharrod FORD
  Fabi Shoes
  (206-F/C-82)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Ford, Fabi Shoes2.2 
 2. Crosariol, Lottomat.1.4 
 3. Hunter, Dinamo S.1.2 
 4. Toure, Enel Brindisi1.2 
 5. Lang, Enel Brindisi1.1 
 6. Szewczyk, Air AV1.0 
 7. Polonara, Banca T.1.0 
 8. Cusin, Scavolini PS0.9 
 9. Drozdov, Vanoli CR0.9 
 10. Smith, Lottomatica0.8 


Stats Leaders - Lega2
Points Per Game
 Trent WHITING
  Aget Imola
  (185-G-76)
  Avg: 23
 1. Whiting, Aget Imola23.0 
 2. Crispin, Barcellona21.5 
 3. Robinson, Trenkwal.20.0 
 4. Jackson, Prima Veroli19.7 
 5. Gordon, Forli19.5 
 6. Goldwire, Forli19.3 
 7. Ebi, Aget Imola19.2 
 8. Clark, Umana Reyer19.0 
 9. Forte, Tuscany PT18.5 
 10. Marigney, Assigeco18.0 
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 PT8.9 
 4. Dickens, San Severo8.9 
 5. Boykin, Assigeco8.3 
 6. Waleskowski, Tezeni.8.0 
 7. Lollis, Immobili.8.0 
 8. Dordei, Snaidero UD7.8 
 9. Johnson, San Severo7.8 
 10. Gordon, Forli7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Antonio PORTA
  Tezenis Verona
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 5.1
 1. Porta, Tezenis .5.1 
 2. Crispin, Barcellona4.9 
 3. Goldwire, Forli4.7 
 4. Clark, Umana Reyer3.9 
 5. Mathis, Snaidero.3.8 
 6. Marigney, Assigeco3.8 
 7. Hickman, Fastw.3.7 
 8. Whiting, Aget Imola3.6 
 9. Farabello, N.Fer.3.5 
 10. Levin, Sunrise .3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Dawan ROBINSON
  Trenkwalder
  (189-G-82)
  Avg: 3
 1. Robinson, Trenkwal.3.0 
 2. Roderick, Immobi.2.9 
 3. Ebi, Aget Imola2.9 
 4. Hunter, Sunrise .2.5 
 5. Filloy, Immobili.2.5 
 6. Piazza, Immobili.2.5 
 7. Cerella, Assigeco2.5 
 8. Davis, Sunrise .2.4 
 9. Achara, Barcellona2.4 
 10. Whiting, Aget Imola2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Jarvis VARNADO
  Tuscany PT
  (206-F-88)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Varnado, Tuscany PT2.8 
 2. Ebi, Aget Imola1.4 
 3. Achara, Barcellona1.2 
 4. Maggioli, Fileni B.1.2 
 5. Frosini, Trenkwalder0.8 
 6. Bryan, Umana Reyer0.7 
 7. Cervi, Trenkwalder0.7 
 8. Boykin, Assigeco0.7 
 9. Cutolo, San Severo0.7 
 10. Ezugwu, Assigeco0.7 


Standings - Lega 2
Lega2 Standings
 1. Umana Reyer 19-7 
 2. Fastweb CM 18-8 
 3. Sunrise Scafati 17-9 
 4. Snaidero UD 17-9 
 5. Barcellona 17-9 
 6. Immobiliare SR 16-11 
 7. Prima Veroli 16-11 
 8. Fileni BPA 13-13 
 9. Aget Imola 12-14 
 10. Tuscany PT 12-14 
 11. N.Ferrara 11-16 
 12. Assigeco 10-17 
 13. Tezenis Verona 10-17 
 14. Trenkwalder 9-17 
 15. Forli 8-18 
 16. San Severo 6-21 


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Zalgiris drub Ventspils in Baltic League semifinal - by Eurobasket News
Zalgiris - Ventspils 108:55

Zalgiris entertained the home crowd with a thrashing win over Ventspils in the first Baltic League semifinal clash at the Kaunas Sport Hall. Marcus Brown (193-G-74, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: Murray St.) came up with 21 points to lead the effort.
Zalgiris used an 11:0 run midway through the opening stanza to take a 23:10 lead. The hosts poured in 30 points in the period to post a 30:14 advantage. Marcus Brown knocked down quick five points early in the second term as the margin grew at 21-point mark. Zalgiris soon enlarged the gap to 30 points and cruised to a 61:25 halftime lead. Watson made 87:33 late in the third term as the intrigue was long gone in this one. Zalgiris coasted to the final whistle celebrating a more-than-convincing victory at the end. Mantas Kalnietis (196-G-86, agency: Interperformances) produced 14 points and 8 assists for Zalgiris. Mindaugas Kuzminskas (205-F-89) added 12 points in the victory. Brandon Hunter (201-F-80, college: Ohio) replied with 13 points for Ventspils. Akselis Vairogs (195-F-85, agency: Players Group) finished with 10 points in defeat.

Zalgiris: Marcus Brown 21, Mantas Kalnietis 14, Mindaugas Kuzminskas 12
Ventspils: Brandon Hunter 13, Akselis Vairogs 10



VEF Riga surprise Lietuvos Rytas to reach BBL Final - by Eurobasket News
VEF Riga - Lietuvos Rytas 79:68

VEF Riga earned the spot in the Baltic League Final. The Latvian powerhouse defeated Lietuvos Rytas in Kaunas tonight to set up the title clash with Zalgiris. Artsiom Parakhouski (211-C-87, college: Radford) stepped up with 20 points to pace the winners.
VEF Riga bravely entered the game. They quickly posted an 8:3 lead but Lietuvos Rytas answered with 6 points in a row to surge ahead. The lead changed hands before Dairis Bertans (192-G/F-89) and Artsiom Parakhouski posted a 24:20 lead after ten minutes. VEF Riga maintained the lead throughout the second frame. Bakic made it 34:26 for the Latvian team and eventually they registered a 38:31 lead after twenty minutes of action. Jasaitis ignited a 6:0 run midway through the third term as Lietuvos Rytas narrowed the deficit at just two points 43:45. But VEF Riga hung on to post a 52:48 lead heading into the final term. Kenan Bajramovic (206-F-81, agency: Beo Basket) and Bjelica kept the pressure on VEF Riga as Lietuvos Rytas trimmed the deficit to a single point for several times early in the fourth stanza. But finally VEF Riga triggered an 8:0 rally and cleared off for good. Sandis Valters (193-G/F-78) netted 14 points, while Dairis Bertans delivered 10 in the winning case. Kenan Bajramovic replied with 17 points and 9 rebounds for Lietuvos Rytas. Martynas Gecevicius (193-G-88) had 14 points in the loss.

VEF Riga: Artsiom Parakhouski 20, Sandis Valters 14, Dairis Bertans 10
Lietuvos Rytas: Kenan Bajramovic 17, Martynas Gecevicius 14



LBL D2 Round 3 of Quarter-Finals. Ventspils Augustskola clinch semifinal birth - by Eurobasket News
Ventspils Aug. - Liepaja-2 77-67

Ventspils Augustskola claimed the last ticket into the semifinal stage. They overcame Liepaja-2 in the decider. Karlis Apsitis (198-F-92) stepped up with 20 points to lead the charge. Davis Coders (180-G-92) contributed 17 points for Ventspils Augustskola. The game was mostly controlled by Ventspils Augstskola. Liepaja-2 managed to win fourth quarter 21-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Arnolds Helmanis (201-F-92) replied with 19 points and 12 boards for Liepaja-2.
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Zalgiris drub Ventspils in Baltic League semifinal - by Eurobasket News
Zalgiris - Ventspils 108:55

Zalgiris entertained the home crowd with a thrashing win over Ventspils in the first Baltic League semifinal clash at the Kaunas Sport Hall. Marcus Brown (193-G-74, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: Murray St.) came up with 21 points to lead the effort.
Zalgiris used an 11:0 run midway through the opening stanza to take a 23:10 lead. The hosts poured in 30 points in the period to post a 30:14 advantage. Marcus Brown knocked down quick five points early in the second term as the margin grew at 21-point mark. Zalgiris soon enlarged the gap to 30 points and cruised to a 61:25 halftime lead. Watson made 87:33 late in the third term as the intrigue was long gone in this one. Zalgiris coasted to the final whistle celebrating a more-than-convincing victory at the end. Mantas Kalnietis (196-G-86, agency: Interperformances) produced 14 points and 8 assists for Zalgiris. Mindaugas Kuzminskas (205-F-89) added 12 points in the victory. Brandon Hunter (201-F-80, college: Ohio) replied with 13 points for Ventspils. Akselis Vairogs (195-F-85, agency: Players Group) finished with 10 points in defeat.

Zalgiris: Marcus Brown 21, Mantas Kalnietis 14, Mindaugas Kuzminskas 12
Ventspils: Brandon Hunter 13, Akselis Vairogs 10



VEF Riga surprise Lietuvos Rytas to reach BBL Final - by Eurobasket News
VEF Riga - Lietuvos Rytas 79:68

VEF Riga earned the spot in the Baltic League Final. The Latvian powerhouse defeated Lietuvos Rytas in Kaunas tonight to set up the title clash with Zalgiris. Artsiom Parakhouski (211-C-87, college: Radford) stepped up with 20 points to pace the winners.
VEF Riga bravely entered the game. They quickly posted an 8:3 lead but Lietuvos Rytas answered with 6 points in a row to surge ahead. The lead changed hands before Dairis Bertans (192-G/F-89) and Artsiom Parakhouski posted a 24:20 lead after ten minutes. VEF Riga maintained the lead throughout the second frame. Bakic made it 34:26 for the Latvian team and eventually they registered a 38:31 lead after twenty minutes of action. Jasaitis ignited a 6:0 run midway through the third term as Lietuvos Rytas narrowed the deficit at just two points 43:45. But VEF Riga hung on to post a 52:48 lead heading into the final term. Kenan Bajramovic (206-F-81, agency: Beo Basket) and Bjelica kept the pressure on VEF Riga as Lietuvos Rytas trimmed the deficit to a single point for several times early in the fourth stanza. But finally VEF Riga triggered an 8:0 rally and cleared off for good. Sandis Valters (193-G/F-78) netted 14 points, while Dairis Bertans delivered 10 in the winning case. Kenan Bajramovic replied with 17 points and 9 rebounds for Lietuvos Rytas. Martynas Gecevicius (193-G-88) had 14 points in the loss.

VEF Riga: Artsiom Parakhouski 20, Sandis Valters 14, Dairis Bertans 10
Lietuvos Rytas: Kenan Bajramovic 17, Martynas Gecevicius 14



LKL Round 29: Neptunas defeat Siauliai in the closest game of the week - by Eurobasket News
The most exciting game of round 29 in the LKL took place in Klaipeda. This derby game ended with only two-point defeat on the road of 4th placed Siauliai (14-9) to eighth ranked Neptunas (10-13) 78-76 on Friday evening. Siauliai was trailing by 2 points at halftime but managed to get 6-point lead after three quarters before a 23-15 charge of Neptunas, which allowed them to win the game. 29 personal fouls committed by Siauliai helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Swingman Mantas Ruikis (198-85) stepped up and scored 22 points for the winners and the former international forward Valdas Vasylius (203-83, college: ODU) chipped in 15 points and 6 rebounds. Center Vytautas Sarakauskas (203-82) responded with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds. Siauliai's coach Antanas Sireika rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Neptunas moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Perlas. Siauliai at the other side keeps the fourth position with nine games lost. Neptunas will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Siauliai will play at home against the league's leader Zalgiris (#1) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
LKL top team - Zalgiris (23-0) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed twelfth ranked Naglis-Adakris (6-17) in Kaunas 103-66. International forward Tadas Klimavicius (204-82, agency: Interperformances) nailed a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds for the winning side and Paulius Jankunas accounted for 16 points and 5 rebounds. American guard Chris Lowe (183-87, college: Massachusetts) came up with 10 points and 5 assists for Naglis-Adakris 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. Undefeated Zalgiris have an impressive series of twenty three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 23-0 record. Naglis-Adakris lost eighth consecutive game. They keep the twelfth position with 17 games lost. Zalgiris will play against Siauliai (#4) on the road in the next round. Naglis-Adakris will play against Alytus Alita (#13) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
A very close game took place in Palanga between Nevezis and Naglis-Adakris. Ninth ranked Nevezis (9-14) got a very close victory on the road over 12th ranked Naglis-Adakris (6-17). Nevezis managed to escape with a 1-point win 77-76 on Friday evening. The best player for the winners was Paulius Belevicius who scored 14 points and 6 rebounds. Raimundas Danys produced a double-double by scoring 16 points and 13 rebounds for the hosts. Nevezis maintains ninth place with 9-14 record. Naglis-Adakris lost their eighth game in a row. They keep the twelfth position with 17 games lost. Nevezis will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Naglis-Adakris will play against Alytus Alita (#13) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
A very interesting game took place in Kaunas. It ended with only two-point defeat on the road of 11th ranked Sakalai (7-16) to tenth ranked Aiscai Kaunas (8-15) 87-85 in the fight for the tenth place. Rokas Uzas orchestrated the victory by scoring 17 points and 4 assists. Sakalai's coach Rutenis Paulauskas tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Aiscai Kaunas maintains tenth place with 8-15 record. Sakalai lost their fourth game in a row. They keep the eleventh position with 16 games lost. Aiscai Kaunas' next round opponent will be league's second-placed Lietuvos Rytas in Vilnius and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Sakalai will play on the road against Rudupis (#3) in Prienai.

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 29: bottom-ranked Alytus Alita lost to Sakalai on the opponent's court 84-93. Perlas managed to outperform Neptunas in a home game 77-71. Juventus recorded a loss to Siauliai on the road 80-67. Lietuvos Rytas defeated Techasas on its own court 89-78. Nevezis was beaten by Rudupis in Prienai 93-76.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 26 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists by Augustas Peciukevicius of Sakalai.



Naglis-Adakris - Nevezis 76-77

A very close game took place in Palanga between Nevezis and Naglis-Adakris. Ninth ranked Nevezis (9-14) got a very close victory on the road over 12th ranked Naglis-Adakris (6-17). Nevezis managed to escape with a 1-point win 77-76 on Friday evening. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 23-16. But Naglis-Adakris won second period 22-21. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Nevezis made 21-of-27 free shots (77.8 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was guard Paulius Belevicius (193-88) who scored 14 points and 6 rebounds. Naturalized Swiss guard Rolandas Alijevas (192-85) chipped in 7 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Swingman Raimundas Danys (198-85) produced a double-double by scoring 16 points and 13 rebounds and American guard Chris Lowe (183-87, college: Massachusetts) added 14 points, 5 rebounds, 8 assists and 4 steals respectively for the hosts. Four Nevezis and five Naglis-Adakris players scored in double figures. Nevezis maintains ninth place with 9-14 record. Naglis-Adakris lost their eighth game in a row. They keep the twelfth position with 17 games lost. Nevezis will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Naglis-Adakris will play against Alytus Alita (#13) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Nevezis: P.Belevicius 14+6reb+1ast, L.Brazdauskis 10+6reb+1ast, L.Mikalauskas 10+4reb+1ast, V.Cizauskas 10+5reb+2ast, M.Simonavicius 9+1reb, R.Alijevas 7+5reb+6ast
Naglis-Adakris: R.Danys 16+13reb+1ast, V.Uzkuraitis 15+2reb, C.Lowe 14+5reb+8ast, D.Gai 11+11reb+2ast, M.Reminas 11, I.Razutis 6+3reb
gschID: 120456


Neptunas - Siauliai 78-76

The most exciting game of round 29 in the LKL took place in Klaipeda. This derby game ended with only two-point defeat on the road of 4th placed Siauliai (14-9) to eighth ranked Neptunas (10-13) 78-76 on Friday evening. Siauliai was trailing by 2 points at halftime but managed to get 6-point lead after three quarters before a 23-15 charge of Neptunas, which allowed them to win the game. 29 personal fouls committed by Siauliai helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Swingman Mantas Ruikis (198-85) stepped up and scored 22 points for the winners and the former international forward Valdas Vasylius (203-83, college: ODU) chipped in 15 points and 6 rebounds. Center Vytautas Sarakauskas (203-82) responded with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds and American-Samoan guard Rashaun Broadus (182-84, college: BYU) scored 12 points and 4 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Siauliai's coach Antanas Sireika rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Neptunas moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Perlas. Siauliai at the other side keeps the fourth position with nine games lost. Neptunas will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Siauliai will play at home against the league's leader Zalgiris (#1) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
Neptunas: M.Ruikis 22+3reb+1ast, V.Vasylius 15+6reb+2ast, M.Mazeika 14+3reb+2ast, A.Brunins 11+1reb+1ast, S.Galdikas 9+5reb+1ast, D.Heiman 3+3reb+2ast
Siauliai: V.Sarakauskas 15+10reb+2ast, D.Gvezdauskas 13+4reb+1ast, R.Broadus 12+3reb+4ast, D.Weaver 12+6reb, M.Delas 9+5reb+3ast, O.Matulionis 5+2reb
gschID: 120457


Sakalai - Alytus Alita 93-84

Rather expected game in Vilnius where 13th ranked Alytus Alita (2-20) was defeated by eleventh ranked Sakalai (7-16) 93-84. Sakalai dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Alytus Alita's 44. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. orchestrated the victory by scoring 26 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists (on 11-of-13 shooting from the field). Swingman Virginijus Sirvydis (196-73) contributed with 15 points and 7 assists for the winners. Sakalai's coach Rutenis Paulauskas used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Guard Aurimas Birgelis (190-88) answered with 19 points and 7 assists and center Saulius Dumbliauskas (203-81, college: St.Bonaventure, agency: Court Side) added 18 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Alytus Alita. Four Alytus Alita players scored in double figures. Sakalai maintains eleventh place with 7-16 record. Alytus Alita lost their sixth game in a row. They stay dead last with 20 lost games. Sakalai's next round opponent will be higher ranked Rudupis (#3) in Prienai and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Alytus Alita will play at home against Naglis-Adakris (#12) in Palanga and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Sakalai: P.Augustas 26+7reb+5ast, R.Matulis 19+5reb, V.Sirvydis 15+4reb+7ast, A.Gydra 8, A.Kiausas 8+7reb, E.Baniulis 4+3ast
Alytus Alita: A.Birgelis 19+4reb+7ast, S.Dumbliauskas 18+5reb+1ast, S.Kazevicius 17+2reb+2ast, P.Kleiza 12+4reb+1ast, M.Silale 7+6reb, I.Sinkevicius 5+1reb+1ast
gschID: 120458


Zalgiris - Naglis-Adakris 103-66

LKL top team - Zalgiris (23-0) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed twelfth ranked Naglis-Adakris (6-17) in Kaunas 103-66. It looked good early as Naglis-Adakris took an 8-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Zalgiris took control and eventually winning the game that evening by 37 points. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Naglis-Adakris to just 7 points in second quarter. Zalgiris dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Naglis-Adakris' 30 and made 28-of-37 charity shots (75.7 percent) during the game, while Naglis-Adakris only scored nine points from the stripe. Zalgiris forced 22 Naglis-Adakris turnovers and outrebounded them 51-18 including a 21-2 advantage in offensive rebounds. Naglis-Adakris was plagued by 29 personal fouls down the stretch. International forward Tadas Klimavicius (204-82, agency: Interperformances) nailed a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds for the winning side and the former international forward Paulius Jankunas (205-84, agency: Interperformances) accounted for 16 points and 5 rebounds. Four Zalgiris players scored in double figures. American guard Chris Lowe (183-87, college: Massachusetts) came up with 10 points and 5 assists and guard Vidmantas Uzkuraitis (189-85) added 11 points and 5 rebounds respectively for Naglis-Adakris 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. Zalgiris have an impressive series of twenty three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 23-0 record. Naglis-Adakris lost eighth consecutive game. They keep the twelfth position with 17 games lost. Zalgiris will play against Siauliai (#4) on the road in the next round. Naglis-Adakris will play against Alytus Alita (#13) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Zalgiris: T.Klimavicius 17+11reb+2ast, P.Jankunas 16+5reb, A.Capin 13+5reb+1ast, M.Kuzminskas 12+4reb+2ast, A.Milaknis 12+2reb+1ast, M.Kalnietis 11+1reb+5ast
Naglis-Adakris: D.Potter 14, V.Uzkuraitis 11+5reb+2ast, C.Lowe 10+3reb+5ast, D.Gai 7+2reb+2ast, R.Danys 7+1reb+1ast, M.Reminas 6+2reb+2ast
gschID: 120453


Perlas - Neptunas 77-71

There was a small surprise in Vilnius where eighth ranked Perlas (10-13) defeated 8th ranked Neptunas (10-13) 77-71. The hosts were ahead by 1 point but lost the second period ending it with a 1-point deficit before their 22-15 run, which allowed them to win the game. Perlas made 18-of-21 charity shots (85.7 percent) during the game. They also forced 19 Neptunas turnovers. Forward Arvydas Siksnius (196-87, college: Weatherford JC) orchestrated the victory by scoring 15 points and 6 rebounds. Guard Laurynas Samenas (192-88) contributed with 11 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Five Perlas players scored in double figures. Guard Martynas Mazeika (190-85, agency: Limelight Hoops) answered with 13 points and 4 assists and the former international forward Valdas Vasylius (203-83, college: ODU) added 13 points in the effort for Neptunas. Perlas moved-up to seventh place, which they share with defeated Neptunas. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Perlas: A.Siksnius 15+6reb+2ast, E.Kairys 14+6reb, V.Dilys 12+4reb+2ast, L.Samenas 11+7reb+3ast, A.Viskontas 10+3reb+5ast, Z.Kelys 7+1ast
Neptunas: V.Vasylius 13+4reb, M.Mazeika 13+3reb+4ast, L.Bonner 9+3reb+1ast, M.Ruikis 7+7reb+1ast, D.Heiman 7+2reb+1ast, S.Galdikas 6+1reb+1ast
gschID: 120454


Aiscai Kaunas - Sakalai 87-85

A very interesting game took place in Kaunas. It ended with only two-point defeat on the road of 11th ranked Sakalai (7-16) to tenth ranked Aiscai Kaunas (8-15) 87-85 in the fight for the tenth place. Sakalai was ahead by 14 points after three quarters before a 29-13 charge of Aiscai Kaunas, which allowed them to win the game. They made 22-of-27 charity shots (81.5 percent) during the game. Aiscai Kaunas forced 21 Sakalai turnovers. Strangely Sakalai outrebounded Aiscai Kaunas 40-26 including 26 on the defensive glass. 27 personal fouls committed by Sakalai helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Forward Rokas Uzas (202-88) orchestrated the victory by scoring 17 points and 4 assists. The former international center Povilas Cukinas (210-83) contributed with 18 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Center Rolandas Matulis (199-73) answered with 15 points and 7 rebounds and guard Ovidijus Varanauskas (187-91) added 14 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Sakalai. Five Aiscai Kaunas and four Sakalai players scored in double figures. Sakalai's coach Rutenis Paulauskas tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Aiscai Kaunas maintains tenth place with 8-15 record. Sakalai lost their fourth game in a row. They keep the eleventh position with 16 games lost. Aiscai Kaunas' next round opponent will be league's second-placed Lietuvos Rytas in Vilnius and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Sakalai will play on the road against Rudupis (#3) in Prienai.
Top scorers:
Aiscai Kaunas: V.Jasikevicius 18+4reb+2ast, P.Cukinas 18+6reb, R.Uzas 17+3reb+4ast, A.Drungilas 11+5reb, S.Vasiliauskas 11+3reb+6ast, T.Barstys 6+1reb
Sakalai: Z.Stankus 16+2reb+1ast, R.Matulis 15+7reb+1ast, O.Varanauskas 14+6reb+3ast, V.Sirvydis 11+3reb+4ast, E.Jezukevicius 9+6reb, A.Butkevicius 9+5reb
gschID: 120455


Siauliai - Juventus 80-67

Not a big story in a game when 6th ranked Juventus (12-11) was defeated on the road by fourth ranked Siauliai (14-9) 80-67. The game was mostly controlled by Siauliai. Juventus was better in fourth quarter 17-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Juventus 42-29 including 30 on the defensive glass. Center Vytautas Sarakauskas (203-82) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 12 rebounds. Guard Zygimantas Janavicius (192-89, agency: Interperformances) contributed with 14 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Four Siauliai players scored in double figures. The former international guard Gediminas Maceina (188-84) answered with 15 points and center Vaidas Cepukaitis (207-89, agency: Interperformances) added 7 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Juventus. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Siauliai maintains fourth place with 14-9 record. Juventus lost their third game in a row. They keep the sixth position with 11 games lost. Siauliai's next round opponent will be league's leader Zalgiris in Kaunas and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Siauliai: V.Sarakauskas 17+12reb, Z.Janavicius 14+6reb+6ast, M.Zukauskas 13+4reb+5ast, D.Weaver 12+2reb, D.Gvezdauskas 9+2reb+1ast, M.Delas 7+2reb+1ast
Juventus: G.Maceina 15+4reb+3ast, Z.Urbonas 9+2reb+2ast, M.Prekevicius 8+3reb+6ast, J.Elvikis 8+3reb, G.Matulis 7+3reb+1ast, V.Cepukaitis 7+8reb+3ast
gschID: 120450


Lietuvos Rytas - Techasas 89-78

Everything went according to plan in Vilnius where second ranked Lietuvos Rytas (19-4) beat 5th ranked Techasas (13-11) 89-78. The game was mostly controlled by Lietuvos Rytas. Techasas was better in second period 18-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. International swingman Simas Jasaitis (202-82) orchestrated the victory by scoring 13 points and 6 rebounds. The former international swingman Steponas Babrauskas (197-84) contributed with 11 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Lietuvos Rytas' coach Aleksandar Trifunovic used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Forward Marius Valukonis (198-88) answered with 16 points and 6 rebounds and guard Gintaras Leonavicius (194-83, agency: Players Group) added 12 points in the effort for Techasas. Five Lietuvos Rytas and four Techasas players scored in double figures. Defending champion maintains second place with 19-4 record having four points less than leader Zalgiris. Techasas at the other side keeps the fifth position with 11 games lost. Lietuvos Rytas' next round opponent will be Aiscai Kaunas (#10) at home and are hoping to win another game.
Top scorers:
Lietuvos Rytas: M.Bjelica 14+1reb, J.Valanciunas 14+3reb, S.Jasaitis 13+6reb+3ast, K.Bajramovic 13+1reb, S.Babrauskas 11+5reb+2ast, B.Newley 9+3reb
Techasas: M.Valukonis 16+6reb, K.Babkauskas 12+1reb+1ast, G.Leonavicius 12+4reb+2ast, D.Silinskis 11+4reb, E.Ezerskis 8+1reb+3ast, T.Rinkevicius 8+3reb+3ast
gschID: 120451


Rudupis - Nevezis 93-76

There was no surprise in Prienai where 9th ranked Nevezis (9-14) was defeated by third ranked Rudupis (16-6) 93-76. Nevezis was ahead by 4 points at the halftime before a 56-35 second half run of Rudupis. They made 22-of-26 charity shots (84.6 percent) during the game. Rudupis outrebounded Nevezis 36-23 including 27 on the defensive glass. 24 personal fouls committed by Nevezis helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Forward Vytenis Lipkevicius (198-89) orchestrated the victory by scoring 19 points and 7 rebounds. Swingman Adas Juskevicius (194-89) contributed with 15 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Guard Vytenis Cizauskas (190-92) answered with 19 points and 5 rebounds and center Egidijus Dimsa (205-85) added 16 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Nevezis. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. The victory was the third consecutive win for Rudupis. They maintain third place with 16-6 record having eight points less than leader Zalgiris. Nevezis at the other side keeps the ninth position with 14 games lost. Rudupis' next round opponent will be Sakalai (#11) in Vilnius and are hoping to win another game.
Top scorers:
Rudupis: P.Butkevicius 21+5reb+1ast, V.Lipkevicius 19+7reb+3ast, A.Juskevicius 15+8reb+5ast, E.Dainys 14+1reb+6ast, J.Sinica 11+7reb+2ast, G.Orelikas 9+5reb
Nevezis: V.Cizauskas 19+5reb+2ast, E.Dimsa 16+5reb+2ast, L.Brazdauskis 12+1reb+2ast, E.Kalve 12+2reb+1ast, R.Alijevas 10+3reb+2ast, M.Simonavicius 3+1reb
gschID: 120452




Stats Leaders - LKL
Points Per Game
 Vilmantas DILYS
  Perlas
  (208-F-87)
  Avg: 16.4
 1. Dilys, Naglis-Adakris16.4 
 2. Dimsa, Nevezis15.8 
 3. Kieza, Juventus15.7 
 4. Vasylius, Neptunas15.1 
 5. Dilys, Perlas15.0 
 6. Alijevas, Nevezis14.9 
 7. Leonavicius, Techa.14.5 
 8. Juskevicius, Rudupis14.5 
 9. Ruikis, Neptunas14.2 
 10. Sirvydis, Sakalai14.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aurimas KIEZA
  Juventus
  (202-F-82)
  Avg: 10.6
 1. Kieza, Juventus10.6 
 2. Janisius, Alytus A.9.9 
 3. Sarakauskas, Siauliai9.1 
 4. Valanciunas, Lietuv.8.0 
 5. Dimsa, Nevezis7.2 
 6. Klimavicius, Zalgiris7.0 
 7. Mikalauskas, Naglis.6.7 
 8. Jankunas, Zalgiris6.6 
 9. Valukonis, Techasas6.6 
 10. Matulis, Sakalai6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Rolandas ALIJEVAS
  Nevezis
  (192-G-85)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Alijevas, Nevezis5.7 
 2. Rinkevicius, Techasas5.2 
 3. Broadus, Siauliai4.9 
 4. Juskevicius, Rudupis4.9 
 5. El-Amin, Lietuvos.4.4 
 6. Collins, Zalgiris4.3 
 7. Viskontas, Perlas4.1 
 8. Janavicius, Siauliai4.1 
 9. Kalnietis, Zalgiris4.1 
 10. Lowe, Naglis-Adakris4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Valdas VASYLIUS
  Neptunas
  (203-F-83)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Vasylius, Neptunas2.2 
 2. Lowe, Naglis-Adakris2.1 
 3. Juskevicius, Rudupis2.0 
 4. Rinkevicius, Techasas2.0 
 5. Leonavicius, Techa.2.0 
 6. Valukonis, Techasas1.8 
 7. Alijevas, Nevezis1.7 
 8. Razutis, Naglis-A.1.6 
 9. Birgelis, Alytus A.1.6 
 10. Jasikevicius, Aiscai K.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Deng GAI
  Naglis-Adakris
  (206-F-82)
  Avg: 3
 1. Gai, Naglis-Adakris3.0 
 2. Begic, Zalgiris2.4 
 3. Valanciunas, Lietuv.2.0 
 4. Silinskis, Techasas1.8 
 5. Cresnar, Nevezis1.5 
 6. Volkus, Techasas1.1 
 7. Cepukaitis, Juven.0.9 
 8. Jankauskas, Rudupis0.9 
 9. Klimavicius, Zalgiris0.9 
 10. Petrukonis, Perlas0.8 


Standings - LKL
LKL Standings
 1. Zalgiris 23-0 
 2. Lietuvos Rytas 19-4 
 3. Rudupis 16-6 
 4. Siauliai 14-9 
 5. Techasas 13-11 
 6. Juventus 12-11 
 7. Perlas 10-13 
 8. Neptunas 10-13 
 9. Nevezis 9-14 
 10. Aiscai Kaunas 8-15 
 11. Sakalai 7-16 
 12. Naglis-Adakris 6-17 
 13. Alytus Alita 2-20 


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Scoring Leaders - DBBL
Points Per Game
 Marcus KENNEDY
  Residence
  (193-F-84)
  Avg: 25.3
 1. Kennedy, Residence25.3 
 2. Ulmer, Soleuvre25.1 
 3. Crawford, Soleuvre23.8 
 4. McDaniel, Black S.23.1 
 5. Schumacher, T7122.7 
 6. Reimold, Basket E.21.2 
 7. Muller, T7121.1 
 8. Delgado, Etzella19.6 
 9. Gary, Contern19.0 
 10. Smith, Sparta18.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Lamonte ULMER
  Soleuvre
  (198-F-86)
  Avg: 15.3
 1. Ulmer, Soleuvre15.3 
 2. McDaniel, Black S.15.0 
 3. Gary, Contern13.2 
 4. Crawford, Soleuvre12.6 
 5. Kennedy, Residence12.3 
 6. Wurtz, Musel Pikes12.0 
 7. Stephens, T7111.6 
 8. Scott, Etzella10.6 
 9. Wojnowski, Musel P.10.1 
 10. Birdsong, Amicale9.8 
Assists Per Game
 Christian SCHARTZ
  Amicale
  (180-G-86)
  Avg: 5.6
 1. Schartz, Amicale5.6 
 2. Schumacher, T714.4 
 3. Rausch, Black Star3.6 
 4. Reimold, Basket E.3.3 
 5. Delgado, Etzella3.3 
 6. Arbaut, Sparta3.1 
 7. Schwartz, Musel P.3.0 
 8. McDaniel, Black S.2.8 
 9. Koster, Residence2.8 
 10. Giver, Etzella2.5 
Steals Per Game
 Christopher JONES
  Amicale
  (186-G-90)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Jones, Amicale2.1 
 2. Kalmes, Contern1.9 
 3. Gary, Contern1.8 
 4. McDaniel, Black S.1.6 
 5. Schartz, Amicale1.5 
 6. Kennedy, Residence1.5 
 7. Delgado, Etzella1.5 
 8. Smith, Sparta1.5 
 9. Birdsong, Amicale1.5 
 10. Koster, Residence1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Brandon GARY
  Contern
  (202-F-83)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Gary, Contern1.9 
 2. McDaniel, Black S.1.8 
 3. Birdsong, Amicale1.8 
 4. Hoffmann, Etzella1.2 
 5. Stephens, T711.0 
 6. Abercrombie, Spa.0.9 
 7. Ulmer, Soleuvre0.9 
 8. Wurtz, Musel Pikes0.8 
 9. Scott, Etzella0.7 
 10. Reimold, Basket E.0.7 


Standings
Diekirch Standings
1-6 places
 1. T71 20-5 
 2. Etzella 18-7 
 3. Sparta 15-10 
 4. Amicale 14-10 
 5. Basket Esch 13-11 
 6. Residence 9-16 
7-10 places
 1. Musel Pikes 12-10 
 2. Soleuvre 8-15 
 3. Contern 7-16 
 4. Black Star 3-19 


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Various news - by Marek Krala
As Sal part away with the coach Predrag Savic and they made a agreement with Vladimir Bosnjak (agency: 011 Sports ) until the end of the season.But the ex-coach of the champion of last season doesnt really want go back in Serbia because 3 weeks later the FUS hired him until the end of the season.The ex-coach of FUS will take care of the youth section.
The 2 americans players of the Mas decided to go back home due a non-payement and bad life conditions on their accomodation.Even if the Massawi stay in first division it looks like the professional condition are not something that the spiritual capital knows.The Fiba decided that the CAN will be in Madagascar this summer.




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Friday's games review - by Eurobasket News
Portland TB - LA Lakers 93-86
LaMarcus Aldridge (6'11''-C-85, college: Texas) had 24 points and 11 rebounds, and the Portland Trail Blazers prevented the Los Angeles Lakers from locking up the second seed in the Western Conference with a 93-86 victory on Friday night. Gerald Wallace (6'7''-F-82, college: Alabama) had 19 points and 13 rebounds for the Blazers, who led by as many as 24 points. Kobe Bryant had 24 points in the Lakers' fourth straight loss. Ron Artest hit a pair of 3-pointers that pulled the Lakers to 82-73 late. Aldridge made a jumper but Bryant had a pair of layups that narrowed it to 84-77. Portland answered with Nicolas Batum's 3-pointer and Gerald Wallace's layup that extended the Blazers' lead to 89-77 and all but sealed the win with 1:14 left. A victory by the Lakers combined with a loss by the Mavericks on Friday would have secured Los Angeles the West's No. 2 seed. *Courtesy of www.katu.com

Oklah.City T. - Denver N. 104-89
Kevin Durant (6'9''-G/F-88, college: Texas) scored 28 points, Russell Westbrook (6'3''-G-88, college: UCLA) added 17 and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Denver Nuggets 104-89 Friday night for their second win this week over their potential first-round playoff opponent. The Thunder handed Denver its only home loss since the Carmelo Anthony (6'8''-F-84, college: Syracuse) trade on Tuesday night and now has the two biggest wins against the new-look Nuggets. Oklahoma City came in sitting in fourth in the Western Conference, with Denver fifth, and should be feeling confident if the teams meet in the postseason next week. Nene had 18 points and nine rebounds to lead the Nuggets and also got into a confrontation with the Thunder's Kendrick Perkins for the second time in as many games. Danilo Gallinari and Raymond Felton added 17 points apiece for Denver. *Courtesy of www.miamiherald.com

Memphis G. - Sacramento K. 101-96
Zach Randolph (6'9''-C-81, college: Michigan St.) had 27 points and 15 rebounds and the Memphis Grizzlies clinched the Western Conference's final playoff spot Friday night with a 101-96 win over the Sacramento Kings. Randolph's two free throws with 4.8 seconds left sealed the victory for the Grizzlies, who head to the postseason for the first time since the 2005-06 season. The victory eliminated Houston from the playoff chase. Marc Gasol added 18 points for Memphis, Tony Allen scored 13, and Mike Conley finished with 12 points and eight assists as Memphis won for the fifth time in six games. Marcus Thornton led the Kings with 18 points, seven of them coming in the final 2:30 to keep the Grizzlies from celebrating too early. Samuel Dalembert had 17 points and 16 rebounds. Tyreke Evans had 16 points, and Jason Thompson had 15 points on 7-of-10 shooting. Memphis weathered a fourth-quarter rally that pulled the Kings to 97-96 with 39 seconds left. But Sacramento could never overtake the Grizzlies. *Courtesy of www.wave3.com

Dallas M. - LA Clippers 107-96
Corey Brewer (6'9''-F-86, college: Florida) took advantage of a rare start by scoring 20 points and Peja Stojakovic scored all 10 of his points in the fourth quarter, lifting the Dallas Mavericks to a 107-96 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers to keep their hold on the Western Conference playoff race. The Mavs had lost four straight since beating the Clippers a week ago Wednesday and would've slipped to the fourth seed with a loss. Dallas trailed by 16 in the first quarter, then took control with a 22-4 spurt in the third. The Mavs sat Jason Kidd (6'4''-G-73, college: California) for a second straight game and didn't use guard Jason Terry after he barked at teammate J.J. Barea during a huddle early in the second quarter. Mo Williams scored 29 points and Blake Griffin had 23 points, nine rebounds and six assists for Los Angeles. *Courtesy of www.ktuu.com

Cleveland C. - Chicago B. 82-93
Carlos Boozer (6'10''-F/C-80, college: Duke) had 24 points and 11 rebounds, and the Chicago Bulls clinched the top seed in the Eastern Conference with a 93-82 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night. Chicago, which has won six straight and 18 of 20, will have home-court advantage through the first three rounds of the playoffs. The Bulls hadn't finished with the best record in the the East since 1997-98, the most recent of their six NBA championships in the Michael Jordan era. The Bulls, winners of five in a row and nine of 10 on the road, had six players score in double figures. Ronnie Brewer had 12 points while Derrick Rose added 11 points and eight assists. Joakim Noah scored 11 points while Luol Deng and Kyle Korver had 10 points apiece. J.J. Hickson led Cleveland with 22 points and 15 rebounds. Daniel Gibson scored 14 points while Ramon Sessions added 13. The Cavaliers, who had won their previous two games, fell into a tie with Minnesota for the league's worst record. *Courtesy of www.signonsandiego.com

Detroit P. - Milwaukee B. 110-100
Chris Wilcox (6'10''-F/C-82, college: Maryland) scored a season-high 27 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to help the Detroit Pistons beat the Milwaukee Bucks 110-100 on Friday night. Rodney Stuckey (6'4''-G-86, college: E.Washington) added 22 for the Pistons, including four straight free throws in the final minutes to help Detroit win its second straight. The victory, hours after Detroit players and coaches learned the team will be sold to billionaire California investor Tom Gores, guaranteed the Pistons a winning home record. Detroit led 55-51 at halftime and went on an 11-2 run early in the third quarter to push the advantage to double digits. Milwaukee trailed 84-74 at the start of the final period and trimmed the lead to 100-96 with less than 3 minutes to play. That's when Stuckey answered with his free throws, and the Bucks never threatened again. Brandon Jennings had 31 points for the Bucks, but only four in the fourth quarter. Ersan Ilyasova, who missed the last 21 games with concussion symptoms, scored 18 in his first outing since Feb. 23. Tayshaun Prince finished with 16 points and reserve Charlie Villanueva added 15 to help the Pistons win their 28th game, one more than last season's total. *Courtesy of www.signonsandiego.com

Miami Heat - Charlotte B. 112-103
Though it lacked a lot of style points, the Miami Heat took care of their No. 1 objective. Next up: A game that may wind up deciding the No. 2 seed. Chris Bosh (6'11''-F-84, college: Georgia Tech) scored 27 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, Dwyane Wade (6'4''-G-82, college: Marquette) returned from injury to score 27 more, and the Heat held off the scrapping Charlotte Bobcats 112-103 on Friday night. The victory, combined with Boston's 104-88 win over Washington, kept the teams tied for the second spot in the Eastern Conference with identical 55-24 records. They play in Miami on Sunday, with the winner taking a huge step toward securing home-court for the first two playoff rounds. 'Why not go get it?' LeBron James asked. James added 23 points, nine rebounds and seven assists for Miami, which won for the 12th time in 15 games and swept all four games with Charlotte this season. The Heat will secure the East's No. 2 seed by winning out, and coach Erik Spoelstra vowed Friday his team would not look ahead to Boston - or anyone else - keeping the focus on Charlotte. Down the stretch, the Bobcats insisted that be the case. D.J. White's tip-in with 1:29 left got Charlotte within 104-98, even though Miami took a 14-point lead into the fourth and held that same margin with 6 minutes to play. The 'Big 3' took care of providing some breathing room. Wade got the ball at midcourt, threw to Bosh, who then set up James for a basket with 1:09 left that made it a three-possession game again. And James sealed it with 37 seconds left, finding Bosh with a sharply angled pass for a layup to make it 108-100. Miami moved to 14-0 when it has 25 or more assists. It put up 26 against the Bobcats. Kwame Brown finished with 23 points and 13 rebounds for Charlotte. Garrett Temple scored 17 points, D.J. White added 13 and Boris Diaw and D.J. Augustin each finished with 11 for the Bobcats. *Courtesy of www.ktvn.com

N.Orleans H. - Phoenix Suns 109-97
Willie Green (6'4''-G-81, college: Detroit Mercy) hit his first 12 shots and finished with a season-high 31 points to lead the New Orleans Hornets to a 109-97 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Friday night. Green, who was 5 for 15 in his previous three games, made a 3-pointer soon after entering midway through the first quarter. He made all five of his shots in the second quarter, one in the third quarter and put the Suns away with five more in the first 6 minutes of the fourth quarter - the last three baskets coming in a 29-second span as the Hornets extended a 99-88 lead to 107-88. He finally missed, failing to even hit the rim when he tried to draw a foul on Phoenix's Jared Dudley with less than 5 minutes left. He missed his next four shots as well, finishing 12 for 17 - including 5 for 6 on 3s. Trevor Ariza added 21 points for the Hornets, Carl Landry scored 17 and Chris Paul had 12 assists as the Hornets tied Portland for sixth place in the Western Conference. *Courtesy of www.sfgate.com

Indiana P. - Atlanta H. 114-102
Danny Granger (6'8''-F-83, agency: Priority Sports, college: N.Mexico) scored 28 points to help the Indiana Pacers beat the Atlanta Hawks 114-102 on Friday night. Darren Collison (6'0''-G-87, college: UCLA) had 16 points and 10 assists, and Roy Hibbert added 14 points and 13 rebounds for the Pacers, who have won five of their past six and ended a nine-game losing streak against the Hawks. The Pacers improved to 20-16 under interim coach Frank Vogel. It wasn't a sellout, but the crowd of 15,879 was lively in the Pacers' first game since clinching their first playoff berth since 2006. Jeff Teague, an Indianapolis native, led Atlanta with 21 points. Joe Johnson added 17 for the Hawks, who lost their third straight. Atlanta forward Josh Smith missed his second straight game with a sprained right knee. Indiana shot 49 percent from the field and outrebounded the Hawks 49-36. The Pacers are averaging 109 points in their past six games. Their latest outburst came two days after scoring 136 against Washington. *Courtesy of www.miamiherald.com

New Jersey N. - New York K. 93-116
Carmelo Anthony grinned widely at the roar that followed after he pulled up for another deep 3-pointer. The New Jersey crowd wasn't tough on Anthony, and neither were the Nets. Anthony had 25 points and 14 rebounds, and the New York Knicks ended a franchise-worst streak of nine straight losing seasons by beating New Jersey 116-93 on Friday night for their sixth consecutive victory. Chauncey Billups (6'3''-G-76, college: Colorado) added 22 points for the Knicks, who played without Amare Stoudemire but didn't need him against a Nets team with far bigger injury problems. Anthony said he was surprised by the reception from the fans, but not by the strong effort without his All-Star teammate. *Courtesy of www.sfgate.com

Philadelph.76 - Toronto R. 98-93
Doug Collins called himself a fixer. 'That's my nature,' the 76ers coach said. The Sixers are far removed from the state of disrepair he inherited last summer. He stabilized the franchise and turned them into winners. With the playoffs ahead for his young team, the Sixers proved his work isn't over yet. Elton Brand (6'8''-F-79, college: Duke) scored 22 points, Thaddeus Young (6'8''-F-88, college: Georgia Tech) had 20 and the Philadelphia 76ers snapped a three-game losing streak with a 98-93 win over the Toronto Raptors on Friday night. *Courtesy of www.cbssports.com

Boston C. - Washington W. 104-88
Rajon Rondo (6'1''-G-86, college: Kentucky) had 20 points and 14 assists to lead the Boston Celtics to a 104-88 victory over the Washington Wizards on Friday night. Paul Pierce (6'7''-F-77, college: Kansas) and Kevin Garnett also had double-doubles for Boston, which remains tied with Miami for the Eastern Conference's second spot. The Heat, who host the Celtics on Sunday, beat Charlotte 112-103. Pierce had 22 points and 12 rebounds, and Garnett added 15 points and 11 boards. Ray Allen had 13 points, but was just 1 for 6 from 3-point range. Andray Blatche led the Wizards with 20 points and 10 rebounds, John Wall scored 20 and Jordan Crawford 19. *Courtesy of www.miamiherald.com




Karen Davidson and Tom Gores reach agreement on sale of Detroit Pistons - by Eurobasket News
Palace Sports and Entertainment (PS&E) and Detroit Pistons Basketball Company (DPBC) owner Karen Davidson announced a definitive agreement to sell PS&E, DPBC, and their respective assets including the NBAs Detroit Pistons, The Palace of Auburn Hills, DTE Energy Music Theatre and the operating rights to Meadow Brook Music Festival to financier Tom Gores and his investment firm, Platinum Equity.

Terms of the agreement, which is still subject to review and approval by the NBAs Board of Governors, were not disclosed.

We are pleased to welcome Tom Gores as the new owner of the Detroit Pistons and Palace Sports and Entertainment, said Karen Davidson. Just as my late husband, Bill Davidson, was the face of the Pistons, I am confident that Tom will bring the same energy, dedication and love to this organization. I look forward to seeing Tom follow in Bills footsteps, and carry on his legacy.

From the Pistons players, coaches and front office, who helped bring home three world championships, to the management and staff at the Palace, DTE and Meadow Brook, who earned us international recognition, we look forward to facilitating a smooth transition under Tom and achieving even greater success in the future.

Mr. Gores is the Chairman and CEO of Platinum Equity, a global investment firm whose holdings include 34 portfolio companies in such diverse business sectors as technology, media and entertainment, industrials, metals processing, automotive supply, and distribution and logistics.

The firm specializes in navigating complex business environments, and Mr. Gores said he sees great potential for revitalizing PS&E and the Pistons franchise.

I am very proud to have this opportunity to be part of such a tremendous organization, Mr. Gores said. I know its been a long process and I appreciate the patience and support of the Detroit community. I have been impressed with the Davidson family and the way it has protected and built such a storied franchise. I grew up here, I am glad to be back, and I am very excited about all the possibilities looking forward.

Comerica Bank, a longtime financing partner of Platinum Equity, will provide financing on the transaction. The transaction is expected to close by June 30, pending league approval and normal closing conditions.

Citi Private Banks Sports Advisory group acted as sell-side advisor on the transaction.

Outside of these statements, all parties have agreed to continue to abide by the terms of their confidentiality agreement pending final close of the transaction.

Courtesy of www.insidehoops.com


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Kevin DURANT
  Oklah.City T.
  (206-G/F-88)
  Avg: 27.8
 1. Durant, Oklah.Ci.27.8 
 2. James, Miami Heat26.6 
 3. Wade, Miami Heat25.8 
 4. Stoudemire, New Y.25.4 
 5. Anthony, Denver N.25.2 
 6. Bryant, LA Lakers25.1 
 7. Rose, Chicago B.24.9 
 8. Ellis, Golde S.24.3 
 9. Martin, Houston R.23.5 
 10. Howard, Orlando M.23.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kevin LOVE
  Minnesota T.
  (208-C-88)
  Avg: 15.2
 1. Love, Minnesota T.15.2 
 2. Howard, Orlando M.14.1 
 3. Randolph, Memph.12.3 
 4. Griffin, LA Clipp.12.1 
 5. Bogut, Milwauke.11.1 
 6. Noah, Chicago B.10.7 
 7. Humphries, New J.10.4 
 8. Camby, Portland TB10.2 
 9. Gasol, LA Lakers10.1 
 10. Lee, Golde S.9.8 
Assists Per Game
 Steve NASH
  Phoenix Suns
  (190-G-74)
  Avg: 11.4
 1. Nash, Phoenix Suns11.4 
 2. Rondo, Boston C.11.3 
 3. Paul, N.Orleans H.9.9 
 4. Williams, Utah Jazz9.7 
 5. Felton, New Y.9.0 
 6. Calderon, Toron.8.9 
 7. Wall, Washington W.8.5 
 8. Kidd, Dallas M.8.3 
 9. Westbrook, Oklah..8.2 
 10. Rose, Chicago B.7.9 
Steals Per Game
 Chris PAUL
  N.Orleans H.
  (183-G-85)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Paul, N.Orleans H.2.4 
 2. Rondo, Boston C.2.2 
 3. Ellis, Golde S.2.1 
 4. Westbrook, Oklah..1.9 
 5. Conley, Memphis G.1.8 
 6. Felton, New Y.1.8 
 7. Allen, Memphis G.1.8 
 8. Wall, Washington W.1.7 
 9. Gay, Memphis G.1.7 
 10. Ginobili, San A.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrew BOGUT
  Milwaukee B.
  (212-F/C-84)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Bogut, Milwauke.2.6 
 2. Ibaka, Oklah.Ci.2.4 
 3. Howard, Orlando M.2.4 
 4. McGee, Washingt.2.4 
 5. Milicic, Minnesota T.2.0 
 6. Bynum, LA Lakers2.0 
 7. Duncan, San A.1.9 
 8. Stoudemire, New Y.1.9 
 9. Jefferson, Utah J.1.9 
 10. Okafor, N.Orlean.1.9 


Standings
NBA Standings
Eastern Conference
Atlantic Div.
 1. Boston C. 55-24 
 2. New York K. 41-38 
 3. Philadelph.76 41-39 
 4. New Jersey N. 24-55 
 5. Toronto R. 21-58 
Central Div.
 1. Chicago B. 59-20 
 2. Indiana P. 37-43 
 3. Milwaukee B. 32-47 
 4. Detroit P. 28-51 
 5. Cleveland C. 17-62 
Southeast Div.
 1. Miami Heat 55-24 
 2. Orlando M. 50-29 
 3. Atlanta H. 44-35 
 4. Charlotte B. 32-47 
 5. Washington W. 21-58 
Western Conference
Northwest Div.
 1. Oklah.City T. 53-26 
 2. Denver N. 48-31 
 3. Portland TB 47-33 
 4. Utah Jazz 37-42 
 5. Minnesota T. 17-62 
Pacific Div.
 1. LA Lakers 55-24 
 2. Phoenix Suns 38-41 
 3. Golde State W. 35-44 
 4. LA Clippers 31-49 
 5. Sacramento K. 23-56 
Southwest Div.
 1. San Antonio S. 60-19 
 2. Dallas M. 54-25 
 3. N.Orleans H. 46-33 
 4. Memphis G. 45-34 
 5. Houston R. 41-38 


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BLNO Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Antonio RUSSELL
  Kristiansand
  (183-G-84)
  Avg: 27
 1. Russell, Kristiansand27.0 
 2. Timus, Tromso24.8 
 3. Bullock, Gimle21.7 
 4. Karlsen, Asker21.6 
 5. Diomande, Ammerud21.4 
 6. Kombat, Froya21.2 
 7. January, Tromso20.6 
 8. Eskeland, Ulriken19.1 
 9. Oatis, Baerum18.8 
 10. Fivelstad, Ulriken17.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Peter BULLOCK
  Gimle
  (198-F/C-82)
  Avg: 13.3
 1. Bullock, Gimle13.3 
 2. Oatis, Baerum12.4 
 3. Mullenax, Ulriken11.1 
 4. Karlsen, Asker10.3 
 5. Fivelstad, Ulriken10.1 
 6. Christensen, Tro.9.7 
 7. January, Tromso9.3 
 8. Kombat, Froya8.7 
 9. Hamilton, Baerum8.6 
 10. Djerman, Gimle7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Edmunds GABRANS
  Froya
  (190-G-79)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Gabrans, Froya5.3 
 2. Mahnin, Asker4.7 
 3. Bullock, Gimle4.3 
 4. Issalhi, Tromso4.3 
 5. Eskeland, Ulriken4.3 
 6. Russell, Kristiansand4.2 
 7. Elgmork, Baerum3.7 
 8. Ouakkaha, Ulriken3.6 
 9. Mihaylov, Tromso3.5 
 10. Timus, Tromso3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Samuel DIOMANDE
  Ammerud
  (191-G-88)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Diomande, Ammerud2.7 
 2. Bullock, Gimle2.5 
 3. Russell, Kristiansand2.0 
 4. Ouakkaha, Ulriken2.0 
 5. Eskeland, Ulriken2.0 
 6. Gabrans, Froya1.7 
 7. Mahnin, Asker1.7 
 8. Timus, Tromso1.7 
 9. January, Tromso1.6 
 10. Issalhi, Tromso1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Donald OATIS
  Baerum
  (206-F/C-79)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Oatis, Baerum3.2 
 2. Beqiri, Kristiansand1.7 
 3. January, Tromso1.4 
 4. Bullock, Gimle1.1 
 5. Hamilton, Baerum1.1 
 6. Christensen, Tro.1.1 
 7. Mullenax, Ulriken0.9 
 8. Karlsen, Asker0.9 
 9. Nevjen, Baerum0.8 
 10. Nyborg, Asker0.8 


Tromso takes 2-1 Final lead - by Eurobasket News
Baerum - Tromso 70-89

The guests trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 6-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 89-70. Tromso made 23-of-25 free shots (92.0 percent) during the game. Americans were the main players on the court. It was a great evening for forward Gerald January (201-88, college: Montevallo) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 17 rebounds (went 11 for 11 at the free throw line !!!). Swingman Ronald Timus (197-84, college: Morgan St.) helped adding 21 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Four Tromso players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was power forward Donald Oatis (206-79, college: Wilberforce, agency: Prossin Sports Management) with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 13 rebounds and forward Vincent Hamilton (196-80, college: Wilberforce) scored 10 points and 9 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Baerum: D.Oatis 23+13reb+1ast, N.Skara 11+7reb+1ast, V.Hamilton 10+9reb+1ast, D.Berg 9+4reb+2ast, S.Berg 7+1reb+2ast, C.Elgmork 3+4reb+6ast
Tromso: G.January 25+17reb+2ast, R.Timus 21+8reb+4ast, B.Myhrer 20+4reb+1ast, G.Mihaylov 10+1reb+3ast, I.Adahada 8+2reb+3ast, D.Christensen 3+10reb+1ast
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Standings - Men
PBBA Standings
 1. De La Salle 7-0 
 2. Ibdaa D. 6-0 
 3. Berzeit Club 5-1 
 4. Bethlehem 5-2 
 5. Al Ahli 4-2 
 6. Beit Sahour 3-3 
 7. Sarriyet 3-4 
 8. Hiteen 2-4 
 9. Ebal 2-4 
 10. Qalandia 2-5 
 11. Orthodox R. 2-5 
 12. Islami 0-5 
 13. Al Fara 0-6 


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Crouch, Monroe will miss Rochester RazorSharks playoff game - by Allen White
The Rochester RazorSharks will play the deciding game of a Premier Basketball League playoff series tonight in Quebec minus starting point guard Jerice Crouch (6'0''-G-84, college: Chattanooga) and forward Sammy Monroe (6'6''-F-85, agency: Prossin Sports Management, college: Newberry), two of their best players.

The duo missed Wednesday night's 98-88 loss in Quebec, which tied the best-of-three series, due to passport issues and they're not expected in Quebec for tonight's game.

'There's nothing we can do about it,' RazorSharks part owner Orest Hrywnak said Thursday. 'We tried everything. We talked to our lawyers ... the league office got involved ... and we even tried to contact the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa.'

The problem began at the border Tuesday when authorities decided to search the team bus. Crouch and Monroe weren't allowed to enter Canada due to unspecified passport issues. They took Crouch and Monroe to Watertown, Jefferson County, where Crouch's father, who lives in Syracuse, picked up the two disappointed players.

'We never were told specifically what the problem was,' Hrywnak added. 'It also was frustrating because our league has three Canadian teams and we had no problems whatsoever all season crossing the border until Tuesday.'

Rochester will have eight players for tonight. 'We still can win,' Hrywnak said. 'I'm confident that coach (Rod Baker will come up with an effective game plan.'


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Quinnel BROWN
  Quebec K.
  (198-G/F-83)
  Avg: 20.5
 1. Brown, Quebec K.20.5 
 2. Jones, Kentucky S.19.6 
 3. Anderson, Saint J.19.1 
 4. Egerson, Saint J.18.9 
 5. Parran, Quebec K.18.2 
 6. Dollard, Halifax R.17.9 
 7. Perry, Dayton A.15.1 
 8. Friel, Rochester R.15.0 
 9. Crouch, Rocheste.14.8 
 10. Smith, Lawton F.14.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Eric CROOKSHANK
  Halifax R.
  (201-F-80)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Crookshank, Halif.10.8 
 2. Williams, Rocheste.8.9 
 3. Freeman, Lawton F.8.4 
 4. Sowell, Dayton A.8.3 
 5. Jones, Kentucky S.8.2 
 6. Dollard, Halifax R.8.1 
 7. Mims, Lawton Ft.SC8.0 
 8. Walton, Rocheste.8.0 
 9. Brown, Quebec K.7.8 
 10. DeMasi, Saint J.7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Royce PARRAN
  Quebec K.
  (175-G-85)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Parran, Quebec K.7.4 
 2. Rice, Saint J.6.2 
 3. Brown, Halifax R.6.2 
 4. Anderson, Saint J.4.7 
 5. Bowden, Lawton F.4.0 
 6. Crouch, Rocheste.3.9 
 7. Taylor, Dayton A.3.7 
 8. Acker, Quebec K.3.7 
 9. Lathan, Halifax R.3.5 
 10. Egerson, Saint J.3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Royce PARRAN
  Quebec K.
  (175-G-85)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Parran, Quebec K.2.8 
 2. Brown, Quebec K.2.0 
 3. Mims, Lawton Ft.SC2.0 
 4. Anderson, Saint J.1.7 
 5. Lathan, Halifax R.1.6 
 6. Taylor, Dayton A.1.6 
 7. Rice, Saint J.1.6 
 8. Council, Rocheste.1.5 
 9. Brown, Halifax R.1.3 
 10. Jones, Halifax R.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Jared CARTER
  Rochester R.
  (216-C-87)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Carter, Rocheste.1.7 
 2. Mims, Lawton Ft.SC1.3 
 3. Pierre, Quebec K.1.1 
 4. Crookshank, Halif.1.1 
 5. Ocitti, Saint J.1.1 
 6. Turner, Lawton F.1.0 
 7. Harris, Kentucky S.0.8 
 8. DeMasi, Saint J.0.8 
 9. Daniels, Lawton F.0.8 
 10. Brown, Halifax R.0.7 


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  POLAND   


PLK Round 5 of Quarter-Finals. PGE Turow reach semifinals - by Eurobasket News
PGE Turow - PBG Basket 87-70

PGE Turow completed PLK semifinal picture. They overcame PBG Basket in the decider. The game was mostly controlled by PGE Turow. PBG Basket managed to win fourth quarter 25-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American guard Torey Thomas (180-85, college: Holy Cross, agency: Interperformances) stepped up and scored 21 points, 8 assists and 4 steals for the winners and his fellow American import guard David Jackson (193-86, college: W.Illinois) chipped in 18 points and 6 rebounds. The former international power forward Damian Kulig (205-87) responded with 15 points and Serbian guard Sasa Ocokoljic (183-76, agency: BeoExcell) scored 9 points. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
PGE Turow: T.Thomas 21+1reb+8ast, D.Jackson 18+6reb+3ast, K.Wysocki 13+4reb+1ast, I.Zigeranovic 13+4reb, B.Bochno 8+3reb, M.Gabinski 7+4reb+1ast
PBG Basket: D.Kulig 15+3reb+1ast, V.Tica 11+5reb, M.Tuljkovic 11+3reb, L.Wisniewski 11+3ast, S.Ocokoljic 9+4reb+3ast, P.Stelmach 4+2reb+1ast
gschID: 126246




1Liga Round 3 of Quarter-Finals. Sokol Lancut and MMKS DG advance - by Eurobasket News
Sokol Lancut - ISS Sportino 81-57

Sokol Lancut celebrated the decisive second win over ISS Sportino in the quarterfinal series. The game was mostly controlled by Sokol Lancut. ISS Sportino managed to win second period 17-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding ISS Sportino to just 3 points in first quarter. Sokol Lancut had a 22-11 advantage in offensive rebounds. 28 personal fouls committed by ISS Sportino helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for center Maciej Klima (205-82) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 11 rebounds. Guard Tomasz Fortuna (186-81) contributed with 11 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Four Sokol Lancut players scored in double figures. Center Aleksander Lichodzijewski (202-84) answered with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 12 rebounds and power forward Maciej Strzelecki (204-87) added 8 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for ISS Sportino. ISS Sportino's coach Aleksander Krutikov gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win.
Top scorers:
Sokol Lancut: R.Glapinski 17+3ast, T.Fortuna 11+7reb+3ast, W.Pisarczyk 11+1ast, M.Klima 10+11reb+2ast, P.Ucinek 9+3reb+2ast, B.Dubiel 8+1reb
ISS Sportino: A.Lichodzijewski 26+12reb+2ast, K.Jakobczyk 10+2reb+2ast, W.Kus 10+1ast, M.Strzelecki 8+5reb+1ast, T.Piotrkiewicz 3, H.Wierzbicki 0
gschID: 126248


MMKS DG - Asec.Prokom-2 63-47

MMKS DG sealed the semifinal appearance with a home win over Asseco Prokom-2. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 7-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 63-47. MMKS Dabrowa Gornicza dominated on the defensive end, holding Asecco Prokom 2 to just 6 points in second quarter. They outrebounded Asecco Prokom 2 46-32 including 32 on the defensive glass. It was a good game for swingman Marek Piechowicz (203-G/F-88) who led his team to a victory with 19 points. Forward Pawel Zmarlak (195-82) contributed with 14 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Forward Tomasz Wojdyla (201-77) answered with 6 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists and guard Grzegorz Mordzak (183-77) added 9 points in the effort for Asecco Prokom 2. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
MMKS DG: M.Piechowicz 19+3reb+2ast, P.Zmarlak 14+7reb+1ast, L.Szczypka 10+4reb+3ast, A.Lisewski 9+5reb+1ast, P.Zielinski 9+9reb, R.Basinski 2+8reb+1ast
Asec.Prokom-2: K.Mlynarski 9+2reb, G.Mordzak 9+4reb+1ast, T.Andrzejewski 8+4reb, M.Malczyk 6+3reb+3ast, T.Wojdyla 6+13reb+4ast, K.Krajniewski 4
gschID: 126247




Stats Leaders - 1Liga
Points Per Game
 Michal JANKOWSKI
  Polonia 2011
  (192-G-87)
  Avg: 17.7
 1. Jankowski, Polonia .17.7 
 2. Pacocha, AZS S.17.5 
 3. Witos, GKS Tychy17.4 
 4. Jakobczyk, Gornik16.3 
 5. Michalak, Polonia .16.0 
 6. Ustarbowski, Gor.15.7 
 7. Lichodzijews., ISS S.15.6 
 8. Mordzak, Asec.Pro.15.3 
 9. Wojdyla, Asec.Pro.14.7 
 10. Mis, SKK Siedlce14.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Wojciech ZURAWSKI
  ISS Sportino
  (199-F/C-76)
  Avg: 9.6
 1. Zurawski, ISS S.9.6 
 2. Lichodzijews., ISS S.9.2 
 3. Mielczarek, AZS S.8.6 
 4. Wojdyla, Asec.Pro.8.5 
 5. Mis, SKK Siedlce7.9 
 6. Klima, Sokol Lancut7.7 
 7. Luszczewski, Start L.7.7 
 8. Wilczek, Sokol Lancut7.6 
 9. Grudzinski, Spojnia7.5 
 10. Lisewski, MMKS D.7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Rafal WOJCICKI
  SKK Siedlce
  (193-G-82)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Wojcicki, SKK S.6.3 
 2. Wilczek, Tempcold.6.0 
 3. Brek, SKK Siedlce5.9 
 4. Sikora, Start Lublin5.0 
 5. Jakobczyk, Gornik4.9 
 6. Stoklosa, Spojnia4.9 
 7. Zytko, ISS Sportino4.6 
 8. Kowalski, Gornik4.5 
 9. Basinski, MMKS D.4.4 
 10. Mordzak, Asec.Pro.4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Maciej USTARBOWSKI
  SKK Siedlce
  (201-F-87)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Ustarbowski, Gor.3.1 
 2. Wojcicki, SKK S.2.8 
 3. Zytko, ISS Sportino2.8 
 4. Malczyk, Asec.Pro.2.6 
 5. Muszynski, Gornik2.6 
 6. Michalak, Polonia .2.5 
 7. Klima, Sokol Lancut2.4 
 8. Szymanski, Znicz B.2.4 
 9. Wilczek, Tempcold.2.2 
 10. Mielczarek, AZS S.2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Adam LISEWSKI
  MMKS DG
  (206-F/C-80)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Lisewski, MMKS D.2.5 
 2. Szymanski, Znicz B.1.5 
 3. Lichodzijews., ISS S.1.3 
 4. Klima, Sokol Lancut1.3 
 5. Kulikowski, Spojnia1.1 
 6. Mis, SKK Siedlce1.1 
 7. Bzdyra, GKS Tychy1.0 
 8. Pytys, AZS Szczecin0.9 
 9. Pietras, Polonia 20110.9 
 10. Pietras, Tempcold.0.9 


DBE Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Ted SCOTT
  SKK Kotwica
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 25.4
 1. Scott, SKK Kotwica25.4 
 2. Hodge, Zastal17.0 
 3. Frazier, AZS K.16.7 
 4. Reynolds, AZS K.16.5 
 5. Hinson, Polonia Azbud16.3 
 6. Reese, AZS Koszalin16.0 
 7. Dylewicz, Trefl Sopot14.5 
 8. Bennerman, Energa C.14.5 
 9. NaNa, Polonia Azbud14.4 
 10. Goffney, Siarka14.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Darrell HARRIS
  SKK Kotwica
  (208-C-84)
  Avg: 11.4
 1. Harris, SKK K.11.4 
 2. Truscott, Siarka9.9 
 3. Burgess, Zastal9.4 
 4. NaNa, Polonia Azbud8.3 
 5. Easley, Polonia Azbud7.0 
 6. Wysocki, PGE Turow6.7 
 7. Miller, Anwil6.6 
 8. Ceranic, Trefl S.6.6 
 9. Reynolds, AZS K.6.4 
 10. Dylewicz, Trefl Sopot6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Igor MILICIC
  AZS Koszalin
  (194-G-76)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Milicic, AZS K.6.6 
 2. Blassingame, Energa C.6.3 
 3. Thomas, PGE Turow5.9 
 4. Hodge, Zastal5.1 
 5. Skibniewski, Polph.4.8 
 6. Szubarga, Asseco P.4.4 
 7. Hawkins, PBG B.4.0 
 8. Vaughn, Polpharma3.5 
 9. Laczynski, Poloni.3.1 
 10. Ewing, Asseco P.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 James MAYE
  Zastal
  (201-G/F-81)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Maye, Zastal2.8 
 2. Hinson, Polonia Azbud2.7 
 3. Blassingame, Energa C.2.7 
 4. Hodge, Zastal2.5 
 5. Szubarga, Asseco P.2.5 
 6. Pringle, Siarka2.4 
 7. Skibniewski, Polph.2.4 
 8. Milicic, AZS K.2.3 
 9. Hawkins, PBG B.2.1 
 10. Reese, AZS Koszalin2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Darrell HARRIS
  SKK Kotwica
  (208-C-84)
  Avg: 2
 1. Harris, SKK K.2.0 
 2. Lapeta, Asseco P.1.4 
 3. Reynolds, AZS K.1.4 
 4. Hicks, Anwil1.3 
 5. Burgess, Zastal1.3 
 6. Easley, Polonia Azbud1.3 
 7. Davis, Energa C.1.1 
 8. Kesicki, Zastal0.8 
 9. Miller, Anwil0.8 
 10. Mirkovic, Polpharma0.8 


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  PORTUGAL   


Standings - Proliga
Proliga Standings
 1. Barcelos 18-4 
 2. Galitos FC 15-7 
 3. Angra 15-7 
 4. Fisica 15-7 
 5. Sangalhos 13-9 
 6. Terceira Basket 13-9 
 7. Povoa 12-10 
 8. Electrico FC 9-13 
 9. Guifoes 7-15 
 10. Alges 7-15 
 11. Maia Basket 7-15 
 12. Seixal 1-21 


Eki Viana no longer at Benfica - by Luis Filipe Cristovao
The two-times LPB Champion, Eki Viana, wouldnt play any more games with Benfica shirt, having had a trouble with his coach Henrique Vieira.

Ekjersey Viana (203-F/C-77) was born in Sao Tome and Prncipe, in 1977, having arrived to Portugal in 2001, to play in Maia Basket. After one season in Atletico, Eki signed with Fisica de Torres where he accumulated success, being Proliga champion in 2008.

That gave him the opportunity to sign by Benfica, where he played the last three seasons, accumulating two LPB titles, a Supercup and a Hugo dos Santos Cup. He also played a part in Benfica team at FIBA Eurochallenge. His future is, by now, undisclosed.


Source: http://porbasket.blogspot.com/2011/04/eki-viana-no-longer-at-benfica.html



Proliga Round 22: Barcelos win regular season - by Eurobasket News
The Regular Season in Proliga just ended.

The most important game in the last round took place in Torres Vedras between second ranked Fisica (15-7) and seventh ranked Terceira Basket (13-9) on Saturday night. Fisica was defeated by Terceira Basket at home 79-92. Fisica was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Terceira Basket forced 19 Fisica turnovers and outrebounded them 40-27 including 27 on the defensive glass. 25 personal fouls committed by Fisica helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Nate Bowie (183-86, college: Cent.Arkansas) who helped to win the game recording 36 points (!!!), 5 rebounds and 8 assists (on 13-of-16 shooting from the field). The other American import forward Durrell Nevels (198-86, college: Cent.Arkansas) contributed with 16 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Guard Miguel Salvador (187-81) replied with 20 points and 4 assists for Fisica. Terceira Basket moved-up to fifth place. Fisica at the other side keeps the second position with seven games lost.
Seixal's fans can finally celebrate the first win of their team after 21 consecutive loses. They used home court advantage to defeat Guifoes (7-15) 83-80. Swingman Daniel Machado (190-90) scored 20 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals to lead the charge for the winners and Andre Clerigo chipped in 19 points during the contest. At the losing side swingman Miguel Faria (187-80) responded with 20 points and 4 steals. Seixal maintains twelfth position with 1-21 record. It was Guifoes' third loss in a row. Newly promoted team keep the ninth place with 15 games lost.
Proliga top team - Barcelos (18-4) managed to deliver another win on Saturday. This time they beat fifth ranked Sangalhos (13-9) 73-62. Joao Moreira notched a double-double by scoring 16 points and 13 rebounds to lead the effort. Even 17 points by Joao Carmo did not help to save the game for Sangalhos. Barcelos have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 18-4 record. Loser Sangalhos keep the fifth place with nine games lost.
A very interesting game took place in Maia. It ended with only two-point defeat on the road of 8th ranked Electrico FC (9-13) to eleventh ranked Maia Basket (7-15) 58-56 on Saturday evening. Andre Dara fired 17 points, 8 rebounds and 9 assists for the winners. Maia Basket moved-up to ninth place, which they share with Alges and Guifoes. Electrico FC lost third consecutive game. They keep the eighth position with 13 games lost.

In the last two games of round 22 Povoa were beaten by Galitos FC on the road 71-66. Alges lost to Angra on its own court 63-73.


Barcelos - Sangalhos 73-62

Proliga top team - Barcelos (18-4) managed to deliver another win on Saturday. This time they beat fifth ranked Sangalhos (13-9) 73-62. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Barcelos made 18-of-23 free shots (78.3 percent) during the game. Barcelos had a 18-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. Center Joao Moreira (200-85) notched a double-double by scoring 16 points and 13 rebounds to lead the effort and guard Carlos Fechas (180-81) supported him with 19 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists and 6 steals. Even 17 points by swingman Joao Carmo (183-85) did not help to save the game for Sangalhos. Swingman Emanuel Silva (188-79) added 12 points and 5 rebounds for lost side. Barcelos have a solid four-game winning streak. They clinched the first position with 18-4 record. Loser Sangalhos keep the fifth place with nine games lost.
Top scorers:
Sangalhos: J.Carmo 17+3reb, E.Silva 12+5reb, N.Bizarro 9+8reb, A.Duarte 7+2reb+2ast, F.Martins 7+5reb+1ast, L.Fonte 6+10reb+1ast
Barcelos: C.Fechas 19+5reb+6ast, T.Barreiro 17+7reb+2ast, J.Moreira 16+13reb+2ast, S.Duarte 8+3ast, B.Dias 6+4reb, P.Silva 6+17reb
gschID: 101373


Galitos FC - Povoa 71-66

No shocking result in a game when third ranked Galitos FC (15-7) beat 6th ranked Povoa (12-10) in Barreiro 71-66. The hosts were already 12 points ahead at halftime and as many as 20 after three quarters before a 29-14 last quarter charge of Povoa cut the lead to 71-66 at the end of the game. They outrebounded Povoa 52-36 including a 34-23 advantage in defensive rebounds. American swingman Malcolm Thomas (196-85, college: Widener) fired 21 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Guard Antonio Pires (185-86) chipped in 19 points and 5 rebounds. Four Galitos FC players scored in double figures. American forward Anthony jr. Oha (198-83, college: Prairie View A&M) produced a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds and guard Nuno Oliveira (186-89) added 19 points and 4 assists respectively for lost side. Galitos FC have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Fisica and Angra. Povoa at the other side dropped to the seventh position with ten games lost.
Top scorers:
Povoa: N.Oliveira 19+2reb+4ast, A.jr. Oha 17+11reb+2ast, R.Coelho 17+1reb+2ast, A.Silva 9+5reb+1ast, A.Gomes 2+7reb+2ast, G.Ehiagwina 2+9reb+1ast
Galitos FC: M.Thomas 21+6reb+1ast, A.Pires 19+5reb+3ast, A.Almeida 12+9reb+2ast, J.Ferreira 10+10reb+2ast, M.Sikes 6+14reb, A.Coelho 2
gschID: 101374


Maia Basket - Electrico FC 58-56

A very interesting game took place in Maia. It ended with only two-point defeat on the road of 8th ranked Electrico FC (9-13) to eleventh ranked Maia Basket (7-15) 58-56 on Saturday evening. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 20-15. But Electrico FC won second period 16-15. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Strangely Electrico FC outrebounded Maia Basket 50-37 including 17 on the offensive glass. Guard Andre Dara (180-83) fired 17 points, 8 rebounds and 9 assists for the winners. Forward Joao Diamantino (201-85) chipped in 9 points and 9 rebounds. Cape Verdean forward Denis Neves (197-78) produced a double-double by scoring 10 points and 12 rebounds and guard Tiago Brito (180-85) added 15 points respectively for lost side. Maia Basket moved-up to ninth place. Electrico FC lost third consecutive game. They keep the eighth position with 13 games lost.
Top scorers:
Electrico FC: T.Brito 15+3reb, D.Neves 10+12reb, J.Afonso 10+7reb+1ast, E.Ferreira 9+7reb+2ast, J.Lanzinha 4+5reb+3ast, A.Medeiros 2+7reb+2ast
Maia Basket: A.Dara 17+8reb+9ast, J.Oliveira 12+5reb, J.Diamantino 9+9reb, M.Morais 7+5reb, R.Monteiro 6+2reb+6ast, I.Pereira 5+2reb+1ast
gschID: 101370


Fisica - Terceira Basket 79-92

The most important game in the last round took place in Torres Vedras between second ranked Fisica (15-7) and seventh ranked Terceira Basket (13-9) on Saturday night. Fisica was defeated by Terceira Basket at home 79-92. Fisica was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Terceira Basket forced 19 Fisica turnovers and outrebounded them 40-27 including 27 on the defensive glass. 25 personal fouls committed by Fisica helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Nate Bowie (183-86, college: Cent.Arkansas) who helped to win the game recording 36 points (!!!), 5 rebounds and 8 assists (on 13-of-16 shooting from the field). The other American import forward Durrell Nevels (198-86, college: Cent.Arkansas) contributed with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Guard Miguel Salvador (187-81) replied with 20 points and 4 assists and American power forward Jason Underwood (206-84, college: Centenary) added 12 points and 11 rebounds in the effort for Fisica. Four Fisica players scored in double figures. Terceira Basket moved-up to fifth place. Fisica at the other side keeps the second position with seven games lost.
Top scorers:
Fisica: M.Salvador 20+4reb+4ast, C.Dias 16+2reb+2ast, B.Freire 14+3reb, J.Underwood 12+11reb, A.Sami 8+4reb+7ast, A.Cordeiro 4
Terceira Basket: N.Bowie 36+5reb+8ast, D.Nevels 16+12reb+1ast, D.Goncalves 11+4reb+3ast, A.Pimentel 11+1reb, J.Avila 9+3reb+3ast, A.Pontes 6+10reb+2ast
gschID: 101371


Alges - Angra 63-73

Very expected game when 10th ranked Alges (7-15) lost at home to fourth ranked Angrabasket (15-7) 73-63. It looked good early as Alges took an 4-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Angrabasket had a 17-11 second period charge getting the lead and Alges were not able to take back game control losing it eventually 63-73. Angrabasket forced 23 Alges turnovers. American power forward Terrence Mack (198-84, college: Rhode Island) fired 22 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Naturalized Angolan guard Joao Pereira (186-83) chipped in 23 points. Angolan forward Sergio Correia (197-85) produced a double-double by scoring 22 points and 14 rebounds and forward Sylvester Spicer added 14 points and 14 rebounds respectively for lost side. Alges' coach Flavio Nascimento rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Angrabasket moved-up to second place. Newly promoted Alges dropped to the ninth position with 15 games lost.
Top scorers:
Alges: S.Correia 22+14reb+2ast, S.Sylvester 14+14reb+3ast, N.Monteiro 10+3reb+3ast, A.Joaquim 8+2ast, R.Ferreira 5+7reb+5ast, F.Mendonca 3
Angra: J.Pereira 23+2reb+3ast, T.Mack 22+9reb, K.Jolley 15+8reb+4ast, F.Gomes 6+8reb+1ast, O.Viera 5+2reb+4ast, A.Kravtsov 2+3reb
gschID: 101372


Seixal - Guifoes 83-80

Seixal's fans can finally celebrate the first win of their team after 21 consecutive loses. They used home court advantage to defeat Guifoes (7-15) 83-80. Seixal forced 21 Guifoes turnovers. Guifoes were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. Swingman Daniel Machado (190-90) scored 20 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals to lead the charge for the winners and forward Andre Clerigo (200-90) chipped in 19 points during the contest. At the losing side swingman Miguel Faria (187-80) responded with 20 points and 4 steals and naturalized Cape Verdean forward Odair Conceicao (197-84) produced a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Seixal maintains twelfth position with 1-21 record. It was Guifoes' third loss in a row. Newly promoted team keep the ninth place with 15 games lost.
Top scorers:
Guifoes: M.Faria 20+2reb+2ast, A.Libanio 16+3reb, O.Conceicao 12+11reb, J.David 10+7reb+1ast, P.Silva 9+2reb+6ast, V.Felix 6+2reb
Seixal: D.Machado 20+5reb+5ast, A.Clerigo 19+4reb+1ast, M.Gomes 12+3reb+3ast, R.Galveia 10+9reb+2ast, T.Magalhaes 9+7reb+3ast, R.Sa 8
gschID: 101369




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  PUERTO RICO   


Terrence Shannon gets MVP of the Week award for Puerto Rican BSN - by Eurobasket News
Experienced American Terrence Shannon (203-F-79, agency: Paris Global Sports) had an amazing evening in the last week for Bayamon and that's him to receive a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for week 5.
The 31-year old forward had a double-double of 17 points and ten rebounds, while his team edged out Quebradillas (#5, 2-3) 86-82. Bayamon is placed at 3rd position in Puerto Rican BSN. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost that single game earlier this season. Bayamon will need more victories to improve their 3-1 record. Shannon just recently signed at Bayamon, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Elgin CC graduate has very impressive stats this year. Shannon is in league's top in rebounds (4th best: 12.3rpg) and averages solid 1.7bpg and 57.1% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last week's games was 25-year old American center Peter John Ramos (222-C-85) of Quebradillas. Ramos impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 26 points and 14 rebounds. Bad luck as Quebradillas was edged by slightly higher-ranked Bayamon (#3, 3-1) 86-82. This loss caused Quebradillas to drop to 5th position in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 2-3 record. Ramos is one of the most experienced players at Quebradillas and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 18.7ppg (#6). He also registered 10.3 boards per game.

The third best performed player last week was former international center Manuel Antonio Narvaez (211-C-81, agency: Paris Global Sports) of second-ranked Coamo. Narvaez scored 14 points and grabbed eighteen rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Coamo, leading his team to a 86-65 easy win against #1 ranked Isabela in a game of the week. Coamo started extremely well this year. They recorded 3 victories without losing a single game. Narvaez 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. Narvaez has a great season in Puerto Rico. After only 6 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 18.5ppg (7th best) and rebounds with 12.8rpg (2nd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Peter John Ramos (222-C-85) of Quebradillas - 20 points, 14 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Lewis Clinch (191-G-87) of Isabela - 26 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists
6. Johwen Villegas (193-G-85) of Coamo - 30 points and 2 rebounds
7. Jesus Verdejo (193-G-85) of Isabela - 22 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Ansel Guzman (174-PG-84) of Guaynabo - 15 points and 6 assists
9. Lewis Clinch (191-G-87) of Isabela - 24 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Jaime Lloreda (201-F/C-80) of San German - 21 points and 7 rebounds

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


Standings - BSN
BSN Standings
 1. Isabela 4-1 
 2. Coamo 3-0 
 3. Bayamon 3-1 
 4. Capitanes 3-3 
 5. Quebradillas 2-3 
 6. Santurce 2-3 
 7. San German 2-4 
 8. Guaynabo 1-2 
 9. Humacao 1-2 
 10. Mayaguez 1-3 


Stats Leaders - BSN
Points Per Game
 Johwen VILLEGAS
  Coamo
  (193-G-85)
  Avg: 25.2
 1. Villegas, Coamo25.2 
 2. Vassallo, Guaynabo24.2 
 3. Brown, Quebradillas21.5 
 4. Ramos, Quebradillas20.5 
 5. Romero, Mayaguez18.8 
 6. Sanchez, Santurce18.8 
 7. Narvaez, Coamo18.5 
 8. Clinch, Isabela17.2 
 9. Dalmau, Bayamon16.3 
 10. Pellot-Rosa, San G.16.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Manuel Antonio NARVAEZ
  Coamo
  (211-C-81)
  Avg: 12.8
 1. Narvaez, Coamo12.8 
 2. Randolph, Isabela12.3 
 3. Shannon, Bayamon11.8 
 4. Lloreda, San G.11.6 
 5. Ramos, Quebradillas11.3 
 6. Pruitt, Guaynabo10.5 
 7. Figueroa, Guaynabo8.8 
 8. Aubry, Arecibo8.7 
 9. Sweetney, Santurce8.5 
 10. Romero, Mayaguez8.3 
Assists Per Game
 Christian DALMAU
  Bayamon
  (194-G-77)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Dalmau, Bayamon5.8 
 2. Copeland, San G.5.2 
 3. Apodaca, Quebradillas5.1 
 4. Garcia, Humacao5.0 
 5. Clinch, Isabela5.0 
 6. Pagan, Santurce4.8 
 7. Cruz, Arecibo4.6 
 8. Guzman, Guaynabo4.5 
 9. Brown, Quebradillas4.0 
 10. Rivera, Mayaguez3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Lewis CLINCH
  Isabela
  (191-G-87)
  Avg: 2
 1. Clinch, Isabela2.0 
 2. Benison, Santurce2.0 
 3. Romero, Mayaguez1.8 
 4. Pinnock, Arecibo1.7 
 5. Carmona, Mayaguez1.7 
 6. Graham, Mayaguez1.7 
 7. Vega, Coamo1.7 
 8. Moore, Isabela1.6 
 9. Apodaca, Quebradillas1.6 
 10. Dalmau, Bayamon1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Herve LAMIZANA
  Mayaguez
  (207-F/C-81)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Lamizana, Mayaguez2.5 
 2. Romero, Mayaguez2.5 
 3. Penn, Humacao2.5 
 4. Freije, Coamo2.5 
 5. Shannon, Bayamon1.8 
 6. Sanchez, Santurce1.6 
 7. Santiago, Arecibo1.6 
 8. Traylor, Bayamon1.5 
 9. Jones, Quebradillas1.4 
 10. Edwards, Mayaguez1.3 


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  QATAR   


Gharrafah clinch Heir Apparent Cup title - by Eurobasket News
Gharrafah - Sadd 67:54

Gharrafah completed their Heir Apparent Cup campaign with a comfortable win over Sadd in the Final. Gharrafah avenged the last seasons loss to Sadd in the title decider. This time Gharrafah looked determined and celebrated a well-deserved win at the end. Boney Watson (183-G, college: Sam Houston St.) stepped up with 18 points and 8 assists to pace the winners.
Gharrafah grabbed the lead right from the start. They marched to a 21:13 advantage after ten minutes. The margin grew at 12-point mark midway through the second stanza. As the game progressed Gharrafah seemed more and more in control. They recorded a 36:24 halftime buffer. Sadd tried hard to change the complexion of the encounter in the third stanza. They narrowed the deficit at 9-point mark but it was not enough. Gharrafah stepped on the gas in the final ten minutes and settled for the victory at the end. Alexander McLean (203-F-85, agency: Strategic Sports) tallied 17 points and 13 boards, while Omar Abd contributed 14 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Michael Bell (206-F-82, college: Florida Atlantic) replied with 18 points and 13 boards for Sadd. Clint Deas (203-F-83, college: Appalachian St.) chipped in 10 points and grabbed 14 rebounds in the loss.

Gharrafah: Boney Watson 18, Alexander McLean 17+13 boards, Omar Abd 14
Sadd: Michael Bell 18+13 boards, Clint Deas 10+14 boards



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  ROMANIA   


Gaz Metan Medias wins the Romanian Cup! - by Sebastian Umbrich
CS Gaz Metan Medias is the new holder of the Romanian Cup. They have defeated BC Steaua Turabo Bucuresti in the final played on Friday, 8th April in Targu-Mures. This is the first trophy won by Medias in mens basketball.
This seasons final four has been organized by Targu-Mures, and after passing through the last 16 and the quarter-finals, CSU Asesoft Ploiesti, BC Steaua Turabo Bucuresti, CS Gaz Metan Medias and BC Mures Targu-Mures qualified for this event.
The semifinals scheduled 2 interesting meetings: Ploiesti had to face Steaua, while Medias and to face Mures, a team which had the home court advantage. The semifinals were to play on Thursday, 7th April.
The first semifinal was Steaua versus Ploiesti. The score of the direct meetings between these 2 teams from the regular season was 1-1, with Ploiesti winning 66-53 on home ground, and Steaua winning 93-92 after overtime in Bucharest.
The match started under the sign of Ploiestis dominance, and after 3 minutes of play they led 7-2, thanks to 5 points scored by Levente Szijarto (192-G/F-83, agency: Court Side). The match followed this path, and with one minute left of the first quarter, the scoring board showed 20-8. However, Steaua managed to fight back, so the first quarter ended 22-12. Steauas comeback went on, but when Steaua managed to close the gap to 3 points (23-26), Adrian Blidaru (182-G-85) of Ploiesti scored two times from more than 6.60 m, so the gap extended to 9 points. The teams score points each, so the first haf concludes with the score of 34-29, with Steaua winning the second quarter 17-12.
The second half begins with Steaua drawing level at 36. After 23 minutes of play, Steaua takes the lead for the first time, leading 40-39. Steaua manages to do very well in both paints, scoring points after points, and after 30 minutes of play the scoring table showed 52-1, after a fabulous 3rd quarter made by Steaua, won 23-9.
At the start of the fourth quarter, Ploiestis coach Vladimir Arnautovic switches the tactic, ordering his player to try to score as a result of the penetrations of the guards, but Steauas coach Niksa Bavcevic (agency: Interperformances ) noticed that Ploiesti has got a relatively low percentage at the free throws, so he orders his players to foul, and as he expected, Ploiesti misses pretty many free throws, but they still manage to close the gap to 59-52. These were the last signs of a comeback, followed by many turnovers in the offense, and by attacks scored by Steaua, and as a result the match concludes with Steauas win, 75-60. It was the second year in row when Ploiesti losses in the semifinals of this competition.
The second semifinal was to be played immediately after the first, facing Mures and Medias. Medias had the moral advantage from the meetings from the regular season, defeating Mures in both matches, 84-82 in Mures and 83-66 in Medias. Moreover, from all teams involved in the Final Four, Medias had the best record in the meetings between all teams: 5-1 record, being defeated only by Steaua in Bucharest.
The match starts really powerful, with 8 points begin scored n the first minute, each team scoring two times from jump shots. This was a prelude to the match, a match which would see 188 points scored. The match in Muress paint is dominated by Mediass center Ivan Ivanovic (205-F-80, agency: Beo Basket), who brings Medias in advantage, 15-11. Mures takes the lead again, after Aleksandar Mladenovic (207-F/C-84, agency: BeoExcell) scored a hook, 26-25. The quarter concludes with Uros Velickovic (190-G-83, agency: BeoExcell) scoring a jump shot, 30-28 for Medias. With Ivan Ivanovic in great shape, Medias manages to extend their lead to 6 points, and after Ivanovic is replaced by Titus Nicoara (200-F-88, agency: Interperformances), the latter manages to take the formers duty, and after he makes some jump shots, Tudor Jucan (198-F-83) nets a 3-pointer, extending the margin to 13 points, 46-33. The match equilibrates, but as Mures cannot score more than Medias, the score was 54-40.
Mures starts the third quarter better, closing the difference to 49-57, but Deven Mitchell (196-F-84, agency: Interperformances) manages to commit 2 successive steals, and puts 4 points for Medias after two fast-breaks. The same Deven Mitchell does the move of the day: Jarrett Howell (188-G-84, agency: Beo Basket, college: Texas Arlington) makes the first free throw, misses the second as the ball jumps high of the rim, but Deven Mitchell comes from 5 meters back, jumps and scores a monster dunk. The whole arena (including the 2500 fans of Mures) offers a standing ovation for this move. It looked like the game is played after the third quarter, the scoring table showed 77-63 with 10 minutes to go. In the fourth quarter nothing notable happened, Medias kept its grip, and the match ended 100-88 for Medias. It was the second year in row when Medias would play the final of the Romanian Cup.
The final put face to face Steaua and Medias. Both teams won the matches played on their ground in the regular season, 88-83 for Steaua in Bucharest and 93-72 for Medias in Transylvania.
The mach preview an interesting duel between two of the best centers in Romania, Virgil Stanescu (207-C/F-77, agency: Interperformances, college: S.Alabama) from Steaua and Ionut Dragusin (221-C-85) from Medias. Surprisingly, the battle from the paint was won by Dragusin, and after 5 minutes of play Medias had an advantage of 13-6, with Dragusin scoring 7 points. Steaua recovers due to its Romanian players, with Andrei Mandache (190-G-87, agency: Global Sports Plaza), Virgil Carutasu (204-C-76) and Stanescu, and with 30 seconds left of the first quarter, the scoring table showed 16 all. Stanescu brings Steaua in advantage, 18-16, but Joshua Jackson (188-G-85, agency: Global Sports Plaza, college: Warner Pacific) fouls Tudor Dumitrescu (195-G-79), the latter transforming all the 3 free throws, closing the quarter 19-18 for Medias.
Steaua takes the initiative, and manages to extend their lead to 28-25, given the fact that Medias has lost concentration in the defense. As both teams did many fouls, the free throws played an important role, Steaua does better, so they finish the first half in advantage, 37-33. Medias wakes up after returning from the locker rooms, Velickovic scores again from 6.60, and Mitchell does some lay-ups, so that he third quarter ends with Medias in advantage, 50-44. The last quarter went the same way, Medias managed to close the game and to force Steaua to commit turnovers, Deven Mitchell ends the evening with 22 points, and after a 3-pointer of Jarrett Howell, the match ends 71-61 for Medias, and Medias joys for the first title they have won in history.



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  RUSSIA   


Stats Leaders - Superleague A
Points Per Game
 Keith LANGFORD
  Khimky
  (193-G/F-83)
  Avg: 18.2
 1. Langford, Khimky18.2 
 2. Baxter, Enisey15.9 
 3. Williams, Enisey15.7 
 4. Lampe, Unics15.4 
 5. Domercant, Spart.15.4 
 6. Keyru, Dynamo14.0 
 7. Wilkinson, Lokomotiv13.9 
 8. Labovic, Enisey13.8 
 9. Popovic, Unics13.8 
 10. Vyaltsev, Triumph13.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Alexey ZHUKANENKO
  Dynamo
  (210-F-86)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Zhukanenko, Dynamo7.8 
 2. Papadopoulos, Khi.7.7 
 3. Baxter, Enisey6.8 
 4. Lampe, Unics6.7 
 5. Massey, Lokomotiv6.6 
 6. Beverley, Spart.6.5 
 7. Monya, Khimky6.2 
 8. Wilkinson, Lokomotiv6.0 
 9. Plisnic, N.Novgorod5.7 
 10. Brezec, Krasnie .5.7 
Assists Per Game
 Marcus WILLIAMS
  Enisey
  (191-G-85)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Williams, Enisey6.9 
 2. Bremer, Krasnie .5.5 
 3. Ponkrashov, Spart.5.2 
 4. Vyaltsev, Triumph5.1 
 5. Popovic, Unics4.5 
 6. Khvostov, Dynamo4.3 
 7. Planinic, Khimky3.9 
 8. Holden, CSKA3.3 
 9. Papadopoulos, Khi.3.3 
 10. Rush, Krasnie Krilya3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Patrick BEVERLEY
  Spartak SP
  (185-G-88)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Beverley, Spart.2.3 
 2. Thompson, Spart.2.3 
 3. Surovtsev, Lokom.1.7 
 4. Voronov, Dynamo1.7 
 5. Ponkrashov, Spart.1.6 
 6. Massey, Lokomotiv1.5 
 7. McCarty, Unics1.4 
 8. Komarovskiy, Eni.1.4 
 9. Wilkinson, Lokomotiv1.4 
 10. Labovic, Enisey1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Sergey VARLAMOV
  Triumph
  (208-C-84)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Varlamov, Triumph1.3 
 2. Eze, Khimky1.1 
 3. Likhodey, Triumph1.1 
 4. Monya, Khimky1.0 
 5. Kaun, CSKA1.0 
 6. Zabelin, CSKA1.0 
 7. Zhukanenko, Dynamo0.9 
 8. Yakovenko, N.Nov.0.9 
 9. Antonov, N.Novgorod0.9 
 10. Davidson, Krasni.0.9 


Standings - Superleague A
PBL Standings
 1. Unics 14-5 
 2. Lokomotiv 13-7 
 3. Spartak SP 13-7 
 4. CSKA 13-7 
 5. Khimky 12-7 
 6. Enisey 9-10 
 7. N.Novgorod 7-13 
 8. Krasnie Krilya 7-13 
 9. Dynamo 6-14 
 10. Triumph 4-15 


PBL Round 20: Lokomotiv is defeated by Enisey Krasnoyarsk - by Eurobasket News
The most important game in the last round took place in Krasnoyarsk between second ranked Lokomotiv (13-7) and sixth ranked Enisey Krasnoyarsk (9-10) on Friday night. Lokomotiv was defeated by Enisey Krasnoyarsk in a tough game on the road 76-80. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 26-16. But Lokomotiv won second period 21-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Worth to mention a great performance of American center Lonny Baxter (204-79, college: Maryland, agency: Priority Sports) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 27 points and 11 rebounds and the other American import guard Marcus Williams (191-85, college: Connecticut) who added 25 points, 6 rebounds, 8 assists and 4 steals during the contest. American-FYR Macedonian forward Jeremiah Massey (202-82, college: Kansas St.) responded with 18 points and 4 assists. Lokomotiv's coach Kestutis Kemzura tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Enisey Krasnoyarsk have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain sixth position with 9-10 record. Lokomotiv at the other side keeps the second place with seven games lost. They share the position with CSKA and Spartak SP. Enisey Krasnoyarsk are looking forward to face bottom-ranked Triumph Lyubertsy (#10) in Lubertsy in the next round. Lokomotiv will play at home against Krasnie Krilya (#8) in Samara and is hoping to win this game.
Very important is a road loss of second ranked CSKA Moscow (13-7) against fifth ranked Spartak St.Petersburg (13-7) on Saturday night. Visiting CSKA Moscow was defeated by Spartak St.Petersburg in a tough game in St.Petersburg 77-81. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of CSKA Moscow. The winners were led by the former international guard Anton Ponkrashov (200-86, agency: RIZO) who scored that evening 20 points and Pero Antic supported him with 15 points. Even 24 points and 4 assists by American swingman Jamont Gordon (193-87, college: Mississippi St.) did not help to save the game for CSKA Moscow. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Spartak St.Petersburg moved-up to second place, which they share with CSKA and Lokomotiv. Spartak St.Petersburg will play against Khimky (#5) in Khimki in the next round. CSKA Moscow will play on the road against BC Nizhny Novgorod and hopes to get back on the winning track.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Kazan. First ranked host Unics Kazan (14-5) defeated 4th ranked Khimky (12-7) 75-64. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Khimky. The best player for the winners was Maciej Lampe who scored 18 points and 7 rebounds. Vitaly Fridzon produced 12 points and 6 rebounds for the guests. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Unics Kazan maintains first position with 14-5 record. Loser Khimky dropped to the fifth place with seven games lost. Unics Kazan will meet Dynamo Moscow (#9) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Khimky will play against Spartak St.Petersburg (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
7th ranked Krasnie Krilya (7-13) was defeated at home by ninth ranked Dynamo Moscow (6-14) with the biggest margin this round 82-68. Alexey Zhukanenko orchestrated the victory by scoring 23 points and 8 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Dynamo Moscow maintains ninth position with 6-14 record. Krasnie Krilya lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventh place with 13 games lost. Dynamo Moscow's next round opponent will be league's leader Unics Kazan at home and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.

In the last game of round 20 N.Novgorod won against Triumph on the opponent's court 88-83.



Triumph - N.Novgorod 83-88

Rather expected game in Lubertsy where 10th ranked Triumph Lyubertsy (4-15) was defeated by eighth ranked BC Nizhny Novgorod (7-13) 88-83. It looked good early as Triumph Lyubertsy took an 4-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then BC Nizhny Novgorod had a 21-16 second period charge getting the lead and Triumph Lyubertsy was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 83-88. They outrebounded Triumph Lyubertsy 31-19 including 20 on the defensive glass. It was a great shooting night for BC Nizhny Novgorod especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 60.0 percentage. 25 personal fouls committed by Triumph Lyubertsy helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Forward Artem Yakovenko (206-88) orchestrated the victory by scoring 17 points and 7 rebounds. Guard Dmitry Golovin (192-88) contributed with 15 points and 5 assists for the winners. The former international guard Egor Vyaltsev (192-85) replied with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 assists and American guard Tywain McKee (188-86, college: Coppin St.) added 18 points in the effort for Triumph Lyubertsy. Five BC Nizhny Novgorod and four Triumph Lyubertsy players scored in double figures. Triumph Lyubertsy's coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. BC Nizhny Novgorod moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Krasnie Krilya. Triumph Lyubertsy lost seventh consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 15 games lost. BC Nizhny Novgorod's next round opponent will be higher ranked CSKA Moscow (#4) at home and it may be quite challenging game. Triumph Lyubertsy will play against Enisey Krasnoyarsk (#6).
Top scorers:
Triumph: T.McKee 18+4reb+1ast, E.Vyaltsev 16+3reb+10ast, V.Likhodey 15+4reb+1ast, A.Nesterov 14+2reb, E.Valiev 8+2reb+2ast, A.Vikhrov 5
N.Novgorod: A.Yakovenko 17+7reb, A.Pustahvar 17+4reb+1ast, D.Golovin 15+3reb+5ast, A.Ivanov 13+4reb, I.Savelyev 10+3reb, N.Protic 9+1reb+2ast
gschID: 104041


Krasnie Krilya - Dynamo 68-82

7th ranked Krasnie Krilya (7-13) was defeated at home by ninth ranked Dynamo Moscow (6-14) with the biggest margin this round 82-68. The game without a history. Dynamo Moscow led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 18-of-20 charity shots (90.0 percent) during the game. International forward Alexey Zhukanenko (210-86, agency: Alti Sport) orchestrated the victory by scoring 23 points and 8 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). The former international guard Victor Keyru (199-84) contributed with 23 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. American-Bosnian guard Ernest Bremer (195-80, college: St.Bonaventure, agency: Higher Vision Sports) replied with 20 points and 5 assists and Slovenian power forward Primoz Brezec (216-79) added 19 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Krasnie Krilya. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Dynamo Moscow maintains ninth position with 6-14 record. Krasnie Krilya lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventh place with 13 games lost. Dynamo Moscow's next round opponent will be league's leader Unics Kazan at home and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
Top scorers:
Krasnie Krilya: E.Bremer 20+2reb+5ast, P.Brezec 19+7reb, A.Kuzyakin 8+3reb+1ast, G.Green 7+6reb+1ast, F.Dmitriev 5+1reb, K.Nesterov 5+4reb
Dynamo: V.Keyru 23+5reb+1ast, A.Zhukanenko 23+8reb+2ast, E.Voronov 17+5reb+2ast, D.Khvostov 6+2reb+2ast, P.Gubanov 4+3reb+1ast, V.Zavoruev 3+1ast
gschID: 104042


Enisey - Lokomotiv 80-76

The most important game in the last round took place in Krasnoyarsk between second ranked Lokomotiv (13-7) and sixth ranked Enisey Krasnoyarsk (9-10) on Friday night. Lokomotiv was defeated by Enisey Krasnoyarsk in a tough game on the road 76-80. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 26-16. But Lokomotiv won second period 21-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Worth to mention a great performance of American center Lonny Baxter (204-79, college: Maryland, agency: Priority Sports) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 27 points and 11 rebounds and the other American import guard Marcus Williams (191-85, college: Connecticut) who added 25 points, 6 rebounds, 8 assists and 4 steals during the contest. American-FYR Macedonian forward Jeremiah Massey (202-82, college: Kansas St.) responded with 18 points and 4 assists and the former international center Yuri Vasiliev (207-81) scored 14 points and 6 rebounds. Lokomotiv's coach Kestutis Kemzura tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Enisey Krasnoyarsk have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain sixth position with 9-10 record. Lokomotiv at the other side keeps the second place with seven games lost. They share the position with CSKA and Spartak SP. Enisey Krasnoyarsk are looking forward to face bottom-ranked Triumph Lyubertsy (#10) in Lubertsy in the next round. Lokomotiv will play at home against Krasnie Krilya (#8) in Samara and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Lokomotiv: J.Massey 18+4reb+4ast, Y.Vasiliev 14+6reb+1ast, G.Jeretin 11+2reb+2ast, M.Wilkinson 7+7reb+1ast, S.Toporov 5+1reb+1ast, A.Tucker 5+1reb
Enisey: L.Baxter 27+11reb+1ast, M.Williams 25+6reb+8ast, P.Sergeev 7+1ast, K.Pinkney 6+3reb+2ast, A.Savkov 5+2reb+1ast, D.Labovic 5+4reb+2ast
gschID: 104043


Unics - Khimky 75-64

The game between Top Four teams took place in Kazan. First ranked host Unics Kazan (14-5) defeated 4th ranked Khimky (12-7) 75-64. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Khimky. The hosts trailed by 4 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 7-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 75-64. Unics Kazan made 26-of-32 free shots (81.3 percent) during the game, while Khimky only scored nine points from the stripe. The best player for the winners was Polish-Swedish center Maciej Lampe (210-85) who scored 18 points and 7 rebounds. Naturalized Belarusian forward Vladimir Veremeenko (208-84) chipped in 15 points and 8 rebounds. Four Unics Kazan players scored in double figures. International guard Vitaly Fridzon (195-85) produced 12 points and 6 rebounds and naturalized Greek center Lazaros Papadopoulos (210-80, agency: INVICTUS Sports Group) added 8 points and 7 rebounds respectively for the guests. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Unics Kazan maintains first position with 14-5 record. Loser Khimky dropped to the fifth place with seven games lost. Unics Kazan will meet Dynamo Moscow (#9) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Khimky will play against Spartak St.Petersburg (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Khimky: V.Fridzon 12+6reb+2ast, K.Loncar 11+2reb+1ast, S.Monya 10+6reb+1ast, R.Lopez 8+1reb+1ast, L.Papadopoulos 8+7reb+3ast, T.Kelati 6+2reb
Unics: M.Lampe 18+7reb+3ast, V.Veremeenko 15+8reb+2ast, K.McCarty 13+3reb+1ast, T.Lyday 10+5reb, M.Popovic 7+1reb+4ast, N.Padius 5+4reb+1ast
gschID: 104044


Spartak SP - CSKA 81-77

Very important is a road loss of second ranked CSKA Moscow (13-7) against fifth ranked Spartak St.Petersburg (13-7) on Saturday night. Visiting CSKA Moscow was defeated by Spartak St.Petersburg in a tough game in St.Petersburg 77-81. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of CSKA Moscow. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 24-18. But CSKA Moscow won second period 21-17. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Spartak St.Petersburg won last quarter 23-20. They made 23-of-29 charity shots (79.3 percent) during the game. CSKA Moscow was plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. The winners were led by the former international guard Anton Ponkrashov (200-86, agency: RIZO) who scored that evening 20 points and FYR Macedonian-Bulgarian forward Pero Antic (210-82, agency: Interperformances) supported him with 15 points. Even 24 points and 4 assists by American swingman Jamont Gordon (193-87, college: Mississippi St.) did not help to save the game for CSKA Moscow. The former international guard Alexey Shved (196-88, agency: Alti Sport) added 11 points and 4 assists for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Spartak St.Petersburg moved-up to second place, which they share with CSKA and Lokomotiv. Spartak St.Petersburg will play against Khimky (#5) in Khimki in the next round. CSKA Moscow will play on the road against BC Nizhny Novgorod and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
CSKA: J.Gordon 24+4reb+4ast, M.Smodis 14+1reb, R.Siskauskas 12+2reb+1ast, A.Shved 11+3reb+4ast, S.Kaun 6, V.Khryapa 4+7reb+2ast
Spartak SP: A.Ponkrashov 20+2reb+3ast, P.Antic 15+4reb+2ast, H.Domercant 14+4reb+2ast, M.Zupan 11+2reb, A.Kotishevskiy 6+2reb+1ast, P.Beverley 4+5reb+4ast
gschID: 104045




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Standings - A Liga
A Standings
SuperLeague
 1. Hemofarm 4-1 
 2. Radnicki 4-1 
 3. Partizan 4-1 
 4. Beograd 2-2 
 5. Crvena Zvezda 2-3 
 6. Metalac 2-3 
 7. Mega Vizura 1-4 
 8. FMP 1-5 
Places 9-16
 1. Tamis 15-11 
 2. Napredak 12-14 
 3. Sloga 12-14 
 4. Novi Sad 12-14 
 5. Sloboda Uzice 12-14 
 6. Vojvodina 12-14 
 7. Borac 11-15 
 8. Proleter Naftagas 10-16 
 9. Crnokosa 9-17 
 10. Superfund 1-25 


Stats Leaders - 1A
Points Per Game
 Branko MILISAVLJEVIC
  Mega Vizura
  (193-G-76)
  Avg: 20.3
 1. Milisavljevi., Mega V.20.3 
 2. Janjusevic, Crnok.18.8 
 3. Sinovec, Metalac18.7 
 4. Zekovic, Beograd17.9 
 5. Micevic, Sloboda .17.6 
 6. Bozovic, Sloga17.4 
 7. Bunic, Novi Sad16.6 
 8. Kovacevic, Super.16.3 
 9. Majkic, Prolet.16.2 
 10. Sulovic, Napredak16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Nikola MARKOVIC
  FMP
  (208-F/C-89)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Markovic, FMP7.8 
 2. Ljubicic, Metalac7.4 
 3. Cantekin, Mega V.7.2 
 4. Jelovac, Mega V.6.9 
 5. Majkic, Prolet.6.6 
 6. Bozovic, Sloga6.4 
 7. Djurovic, Crnokosa6.4 
 8. Cubrilo, Sloga6.4 
 9. Borovcanin, Sloga6.3 
 10. Sulovic, Napredak6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Vid ZARKOVIC
  Proleter Naftagas
  (189-G-75)
  Avg: 6
 1. Zarkovic, Prolet.6.0 
 2. Ljubicic, Metalac5.9 
 3. Vlahovic, Sloga5.1 
 4. Radivojevic, FMP5.0 
 5. Milisavljevi., Mega V.4.7 
 6. Covic, FMP4.5 
 7. Mitrovic, Beograd4.4 
 8. Kocergin, Superfund4.3 
 9. Atanackovic, Prolet.4.3 
 10. Kovacevic, Novi Sad3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Slobodan DUNDJERSKI
  Beograd
  (190-G-88)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Dundjerski, Beograd3.1 
 2. Kuzeta, Novi Sad2.7 
 3. Gagovic, Prolet.2.3 
 4. Ljubicic, Metalac2.1 
 5. Marjanovic, Vojvo.2.0 
 6. Mukanovic, Crnok.2.0 
 7. Kovacevic, Novi Sad1.9 
 8. Jovic, Sloga1.9 
 9. Vulin, Prolet.1.8 
 10. Fekete, Sloboda .1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Mile ILIC
  FMP
  (215-C-84)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Ilic, FMP1.2 
 2. Bircevic, Metalac1.2 
 3. Majkic, Prolet.1.1 
 4. Cantekin, Mega V.1.0 
 5. Marjanovic, Vojvo.0.9 
 6. Buric, Tamis0.8 
 7. Ljubojevic, Slobod.0.8 
 8. Zekovic, Beograd0.7 
 9. Karalic, Crnokosa0.7 
 10. Dramicanin, Mega V.0.7 


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Antoher shock for Olimpija as Zlatorog wins at the Tivoli Hall - by Zeljko Zule

Vladimir Panic (194-F-82, agency: 011 Sports) scored 26 points including a crucial 3-pointer with 5 seconds left and Zlatorog added to Olimpija's week of woe, beating them 77-75 in the Telemach Superleague Round 5.
Olimpija-Zlatorog 75-77: The game saw 19 ties, 11 lead changes and the largest lead for either team was seven points when Zlatorog led 52-45 in the third quarter. Vladimir Panic scored game-high 26 points including a crucial 3-pointer with 5 seconds left that gave Zlatorog a 76-73 lead, junior Jaka Brodnik finished with 12 points and 6 rebound, Alen Omic came off the bench for 10 points and Luka Lapornik blocked the potential game-tying shot with the buzzer. Olimpija shot just 3-of-16 behind the 3-point line. Georgi Shermadini posted 15 of his 17 points in the first half, Vlado Ilievski netted 11 of his total 15 points from free-throw line nad Vladimir Boisa scored 14 points.
Hopsi-Krka 60-79: After trailing 38-40 early in the third quarter, Krka scored 23 straight points and its defense held Hopsi scoreless for a 6:48 span. Goran Ikonic scored 15 points, Smiljan Pavic 14, Dragisa Drobnjak 12 and Edo Muric 10. Hopsi commited 20 turnovers to Krka's 8. Matej Venta and Stanko Sebic, former Krka's players, finished with 11 points, Andrej Podvrsnik had 10.
Helios-Maribor 88-65: The home team trailed for only one possession, 4-5, and led by as many as 17 points in the opening quarter. Benjamin Raymond collected 24 points and 11 rebounds, Marko Lekic scored 22 points, Vjeko Petrovic 15 and Grega Mali 10.Maribor was led by Ilija Zolotic and his 13 points, Elvis Kadic and Elvis Sarkinovic both scored 11 points.
Elektra-Slovan 60-78: Slovan made a 21-6 first quarter run and went on to a comfortable win. Jaka Blazic scored 19 points, Marko Pajic added 15 and Matej Krusic had 12 points and 11 rebounds. Elektra was outrebunded 23-42. Brane Lekic came off the bench for 12 points and Salih Nuhanovic added 11.
LTH-Parklji 80-72:Tomaz Mezek scored 25 poins and Blaz Mahovic 16 poinst for LTH, while Jure Erzen finished with 21 points for Parklji.






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Changwon LG Sakers Appoint New Head Coach, Promises Triangle Offense - by Kevin Campigotto
After being eliminated in the first round by the Wonju Dongbu Promy for the second year in a row Changwon LG Sakers decided not to re-sign their head coach Kang Eul-Jun to a new contract and instead has appointed KBL veteran coach Kim Jin .

It has been a year and four months since he stepped down as coach of Seoul SK Knights. Kim Jin coach said: 'I would not have made it without the support from my surroundings.' Kim Jin brought his teams to the playoffs six of the eight years he was coach of the Knights, making the second round four times. He also led the Daegu Orions to a championship in the 2001-2002 season.

Based on his remarkable achievements, expectations for his tenure with LG are huge. 'His abundance of experiences will make him a great leader for the team' said one LG representative. Having a new coach has worried some fans who wonder what kind of team Jin will field. Previous coach, Kang Eul-Jun, led the team to the playoffs for the last three seasons but the performances were not satisfactory.

Since coach Kim Jin stepped down from SK, he went for training in the NBA with the LA Lakers alongside coach, Kang Yang Taek for three months. Last year, right after he came back from the training, he said, 'Phil Jackson's triangle offense was remarkable. Therefore, I want to create a Korean version of the triangle offense.'
In the triangle offense, all the players have to be positioned at possible shooting spots and must be prepared for passes at any time. Since it requires all the players to read the game situation and act smartly, this strategy cannot be implemented in a short period.

Phil Jackson, who won eleven championship rings by using triangle offense, also said 'It took more than three years for the Chicago Bulls, where Micheal Jordan and Scottie Pippen were playing, to master the triangle offense.'

Kim suggested that LG's starter, Greg Stevenson (198-F-78, agency: SportsTalent, college: Richmond), a strong scorer, may not have a problem with the triangle offense. However, the rest of the players are not strong enough to practice this strategy. 'There are a lot of negative views towards practicing the triangle offense in the KBL. I will be spending more time on deciding what system matches the team.' said coach Kim

Regarding to the rearrangrment of players, the coach said 'it is too early to discusse this issue. After talking to individual players and seeing them practice I will have a better idea.'

As much as this strategy is yet to be seen in the KBL, there are expectations along with concerns. With the idea of using the triangle offense and the new path it would put LG on, its fans have great expectations.
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Source:jumpball

(translated from the LG Sakers Homepage by Seri Baek)




Wonju Dongbu Promy Win Ugly, Push Busan to Edge of Elimination - by Kevin Campigotto
Three of the Wonju Dongbu Promy's key starters were in foul trouble all game. The only scored 7 points in the third quarter. They didnt get a shot off on either of their last two possessions despite it being a one-point game. They also won. Wonju took a 2 game lead with a 58-57 win over the Busan Sonic Boom KT pushing Busan to the brink of elimination.

The Promy were led by all-star center Rod Benson (208-F/C-84, college: California) who scored 22 points including 5 dunks and grabbed 8 rebounds. He again struggled through an ankle injury that made rebounds he would normally grab slip beyond his reach. Busan's top scorer was Park Sang-Oh (196-F-81) with 16. Promy forward Kim Joo-Sung (205-F/C-79) had 12 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists despite being in foul trouble. Busan standout Charles Rhodes (203-F/C-85, college: Mississippi St.) was held to 6 points and 8 rebounds before fouling out for the second straight game.

Wonju got to out to a fast start but quickly both teams cooled off and struggled offensively. The Promy only scored 18 points in the second and third quarter combined shooting 38% for the game. 3-point shots were especially hard to get with Wonju hitting 5 of 18 and Busan connecting on 2 of 11.

Down 1 point with less than a minute to play Wonju posted up Rod Benson who spun and scored to put the Promy up 2 with 2.5 seconds left. Busan called timeout and Wonju subbed Victor Thomas (201-F-79, college: La Salle) in for Benson. Busan isolated James Peters (204-F-81, college: UNLV) who spun baseline and scooped the ball up. Tomas was able to defend well without fouling and the ball rolled off the front rim as time expired.

Game 4 of the series will be Sunday at 3pm and if they Promy win they will move on to the Championship Round.

Game Notes


Wonju Dongbu Promy
Kim Joo-Sung 12 points, 6 rebounds, 8 assists
Rod Benson 22 points, 8 rebounds

Busan Sonic Boom KT
Cho Sung-Min (197-F-83) 13 points
Park Sang-Oh 16 points
Peters James 10 points




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  SPAIN   


LEB Gold Round 33: Ford Burgos lose to Girona FC - by Eurobasket News
There will be only one (last) round of the Regular Season in LEB Gold. The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. It ended with extra overtimes, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The game between third ranked Ford Burgos (25-8) and fifth ranked Girona FC (19-14) was the most important one in the last round on Friday night. Ford Burgos was defeated by Girona FC in Girona 68-78. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Ford Burgos. The hosts trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 44-31 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Girona FC forced 19 Ford Burgos turnovers. It was a good game for Croatian power forward Mateo Kedzo (207-84) who led his team to a victory with 16 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Center Josep Ortega (201-84) contributed with 18 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. American power forward Jerome Tillman (198-87, college: Ohio) answered with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 13 rebounds for Ford Burgos. Ford Burgos' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Girona FC have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Leon. Ford Burgos at the other side keeps the third position with eight games lost. Girona FC is looking forward to face Melilla Baloncesto (#11) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Ford Burgos will play against the league's second-placed Obradoiro CAB (#2) in Santoago de Comp and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Another interesting game for Grupo Iruna Navarra (17-16) which hosted in Pamplona against 4th placed Baloncesto Leon (19-14). Eighth ranked Grupo Iruna Navarra had an easy win 67-56. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Baloncesto Leon. Forward Adrian Garcia (201-85) stepped up and scored 16 points for the winners and Robert Joseph chipped in 10 points and 10 rebounds. The best for the losing side was power forward Jorge Garcia (203-77) with 12 points and 8 rebounds. Grupo Iruna Navarra moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Caceres and Breogan. Baloncesto Leon at the other side keeps the fourth position with 14 games lost. They share it with Girona. Grupo Iruna Navarra 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 Fundacion Adepal (#17) in Alcazar and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Bottom-ranked Ourense managed to get a ninth victory, breaking the series of two consecutive loses on Friday night. This time they won against eleventh-ranked Melilla Baloncesto 68-56. Jonathan Kale nailed 14 points and 5 rebounds for the winning side. Javier Vega came up with 10 points and 6 rebounds for Melilla Baloncesto in the defeat. Melilla Baloncesto's coach tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Ourense maintains eighteenth place with 9-24 record. Melilla Baloncesto lost their seventh game in a row. Loser Melilla Baloncesto keeps the eleventh position with 19 games lost. Ourense will meet higher ranked Palencia Baloncesto (#16) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Melilla Baloncesto will play against Girona FC (#4) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
LEB Gold top team - CB Murcia (29-4) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed seventeenth ranked Fundacion Adepal (10-23) in Alcazar 81-62. The best player for the winners was Michael Umeh who scored 13 points and 5 assists. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for CB Murcia. They maintain first place with 29-4 record. Newly promoted Fundacion Adepal keeps the seventeenth position with 23 games lost. CB Murcia's next round opponent will be La Laguna (#6) at home which should be theoretically an easy game. Fundacion Adepal will play against Baloncesto Leon (#5).
Fifteenth-ranked Lobe Huesca (11-22) used its home court advantage to challenge tenth ranked UB La Palma (16-17) on Friday. The visitors from La Palma managed to secure only two-point victory 99-97. However their fans expected much easier game. It was a good game for Roman Martinez who led his team to a victory with 18 points and 6 rebounds. Lobe Huesca's coach let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. UB La Palma maintains tenth place with 16-17 record. Lobe Huesca lost their fourth game in a row. Newly promoted Lobe Huesca keeps the fifteenth position with 22 games lost. UB La Palma will face higher ranked Caceres 2016 (#9) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Lobe Huesca will play against Lleida Basquet (#12).

There were no big surprises in other games of round 33: Lleida was smashed by Obradoiro on the road 86-60. Caceres won against CB Tarragona on its own court 78-64. Palencia unfortunately lost to Breogan in Lugo 56-72. La Laguna rolled over Clinicas Rincon at home 97-78.
The most impressive performance of 33th round was 25 points by Ricardo Guillen of La Laguna.


Huesca - La Palma 97-99 OT

Fifteenth-ranked Lobe Huesca (11-22) used its home court advantage to challenge tenth ranked UB La Palma (16-17) on Friday. The visitors from La Palma managed to secure only two-point victory 99-97. However their fans expected much easier game. The guests trailed by 2 points after three quarters before their 21-19 charge, which allowed them to tie the game at the end of regular time and get a 2-point victory in overtime. UB La Palma made 23-of-29 free shots (79.3 percent) during the game. Lobe Huesca was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for Mexican-American forward Roman Martinez (201-88, college: N.Mexico) who led his team to a victory with 18 points and 6 rebounds. Dutch power forward Roeland Schaftenaar (211-88, college: Oregon St.) contributed with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. American power forward Stevie Johnson (198-78, college: Iowa St.) answered with 17 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists and naturalized American forward Jeffrey Bonds (199-82, college: Cal Poly Pomona) added 17 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Lobe Huesca. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Lobe Huesca's coach let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. UB La Palma maintains tenth place with 16-17 record. Lobe Huesca lost their fourth game in a row. Newly promoted Lobe Huesca keeps the fifteenth position with 22 games lost. UB La Palma will face higher ranked Caceres 2016 (#9) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Lobe Huesca will play against Lleida Basquet (#12).
Top scorers:
La Palma: J.Bonhome 19+2reb+3ast, R.Martinez 18+6reb+3ast, D.Rodriguez 16+2reb+2ast, R.Schaftenaar 15+10reb, C.Odiakosa 12+7reb, C.Diaz 10+3ast
Huesca: A.Zengotitabengoa 19+6reb+1ast, S.Johnson 17+9reb+8ast, J.Bonds 17+10reb+3ast, H.Brown 14+2reb, R.Freimanis 10+4reb+1ast, S.Llorente 8+5ast
gschID: 92863


Obradoiro - Lleida 86-60

No shocking result in a game when second ranked Obradoiro CAB (28-5) crushed 12th ranked Lleida Basquet (13-20) in Santoago de Comp 86-60 on Friday. The game without a history. Obradoiro CAB led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Lleida Basquet's 36. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Obradoiro CAB made 8 blocks. It was a good game for Canadian-Irish forward Levon Kendall (209-84, college: Pittsburgh) who led his team to a victory with 14 points. Puerto Rican point guard Andres Rodriguez (182-81, college: American) contributed with 9 points and 7 assists for the winners. point guard Daniel Perez (188-90) answered with 16 points and American swingman Mildon Ambres (198-84, college: S.Nazarene, agency: Impact Basketball) added 14 points in the effort for Lleida Basquet. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Obradoiro CAB maintains second place with 28-5 record behind leader CB Murcia. Lleida Basquet lost their third game in a row. Loser Lleida Basquet keeps the twelfth position with 20 games lost. Obradoiro CAB will face Ford Burgos (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Lleida Basquet will play against Lobe Huesca (#15).
Top scorers:
Obradoiro: L.Kendall 14+4reb+3ast, O.Junyent 11+2reb+1ast, E.Sanchez 10+4reb+4ast, M.Feliu 9+1reb+1ast, A.Rodriguez 9+4reb+7ast, B.Hopkins 9+2reb
Lleida: D.Perez 16+3reb+2ast, M.Ambres 14+3reb+2ast, D.Martin 11+5reb+1ast, A.Moncasi 9+3reb, D.Curtis 6+8reb+2ast, A.Mohammed 4+2reb+1ast
gschID: 92864


Girona - Burgos 78-68

The game between third ranked Ford Burgos (25-8) and fifth ranked Girona FC (19-14) was the most important one in the last round on Friday night. Ford Burgos was defeated by Girona FC in Girona 68-78. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Ford Burgos. The hosts trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 44-31 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Girona FC forced 19 Ford Burgos turnovers. It was a good game for Croatian power forward Mateo Kedzo (207-84) who led his team to a victory with 16 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Center Josep Ortega (201-84) contributed with 18 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. American power forward Jerome Tillman (198-87, college: Ohio) answered with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 13 rebounds and the other American import guard Micah Downs (203-86, college: Gonzaga, agency: Priority Sports) added 20 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Ford Burgos. Ford Burgos' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Girona FC have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Leon. Ford Burgos at the other side keeps the third position with eight games lost. Girona FC is looking forward to face Melilla Baloncesto (#11) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Ford Burgos will play against the league's second-placed Obradoiro CAB (#2) in Santoago de Comp and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Girona: L.Rost 19+2reb+1ast, J.Ortega 18+7reb+2ast, M.Kedzo 16+8reb+4ast, S.Pino 8+3reb+2ast, E.Jimenez 5+1reb, C.Canals 4+2reb+1ast
Burgos: M.Downs 20+6reb+1ast, J.Tillman 13+13reb+1ast, J.Castro 8+4ast, V.Baldo 7+4reb+1ast, R.Mena 7+1reb+3ast, M.Vinicius Toledo 7+3reb
gschID: 92865


Navarra - Leon 67-56

Another interesting game for Grupo Iruna Navarra (17-16) which hosted in Pamplona against 4th placed Baloncesto Leon (19-14). Eighth ranked Grupo Iruna Navarra had an easy win 67-56. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Baloncesto Leon. The game was mostly controlled by Grupo Iruna Navarra. Baloncesto Leon was better in fourth quarter 19-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Forward Adrian Garcia (201-85) stepped up and scored 16 points for the winners and Haitian-American center Robert Joseph (204-78, college: Union, TN) chipped in 10 points and 10 rebounds. The best for the losing side was power forward Jorge Garcia (203-77) with 12 points and 8 rebounds and American power forward Kahiem Seawright (203-86, college: Rhode Island, agency: Impact Basketball) scored 10 points and 7 rebounds. Grupo Iruna Navarra moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Caceres and Breogan. Baloncesto Leon at the other side keeps the fourth position with 14 games lost. They share it with Girona. Grupo Iruna Navarra 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 Fundacion Adepal (#17) in Alcazar and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Navarra: A.Garcia 16+4reb+3ast, J.Blair 13+3reb, R.Joseph 10+10reb+1ast, T.Lopez 9, R.Bas 6+1ast, I.Sanz 4+5reb+1ast
Leon: E.Quezada 14+3ast, J.Garcia 12+8reb, K.Seawright 10+7reb+1ast, J.Mugica 8+6reb+1ast, J.Jose Bernabe 7+2reb+1ast, A.Fontet 3+7reb
gschID: 92861


Caceres - CB Tarragona 78-64

Very expected game when 13th ranked CB Tarragona 2017 (12-21) lost on the road to ninth ranked Caceres 2016 (17-16) 78-64 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Caceres 2016. CB Tarragona 2017 was better in second period 24-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded CB Tarragona 2017 46-32 including 32 on the defensive glass. It was a good game for power forward Jose Angel Antelo (203-87) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 14 rebounds. The former international forward Francisco Sanchez (201-79) contributed with 20 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Five Caceres 2016 players scored in double figures. American forward Alexander Franklin (196-88, college: Siena) answered with 9 points and 5 rebounds and American-Italian swingman Ross Schraeder (196-83, college: Cal-Irvine) added 12 points in the effort for CB Tarragona 2017. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Caceres 2016 moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Breogan and Navarra. Loser CB Tarragona 2017 keeps the thirteenth position with 21 games lost. Caceres 2016 will face UB La Palma (#10) on the road in the next round. CB Tarragona 2017 will play against Grupo Iruna Navarra in Pamplona.
Top scorers:
Caceres: F.Sanchez 20+7reb+1ast, J.McCoy 14+9reb, J.Angel Antelo 12+14reb+2ast, J.Xavier 11+5reb+1ast, D.Mediano 10+2reb+2ast, P.Movilla 5+1reb+3ast
CB Tarragona: R.Schraeder 12+2reb+2ast, R.Fornas 11+3reb, A.Franklin 9+5reb+3ast, T.Oglesby 9+1reb, F.Torres 6+4reb+1ast, A.Alba 6+3reb
gschID: 92862


Breogan - Palencia 72-56

Very predictable result when seventh ranked Leche Rio Breogan (17-16) won against 16th ranked Palencia Baloncesto (11-22) in Lugo 72-56 on Friday. It was a very close game until the last quarter, when Leche Rio Breogan's pressure prevailed and they won that period 17-8 extending their advantage to 16 points. Leche Rio Breogan forced 19 Palencia Baloncesto turnovers. Palencia Baloncesto was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for Portuguese-Cape Verdean forward Joao Gomes (199-85) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 10 rebounds. American forward Wilbert Brown (200-84, college: Niagara) contributed with 17 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. American center Timothy Frost (208-80, college: Utah) answered with 17 points and 8 rebounds and the other American import power forward Adrian Moss (204-81, college: Florida) added 15 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Palencia Baloncesto. Four Palencia Baloncesto players scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. The victory was the seventh consecutive win for Leche Rio Breogan. They maintain seventh place with 17-16 record, which they share with Caceres and Navarra. Loser Palencia Baloncesto dropped to the fifteenth position with 22 games lost. Leche Rio Breogan will face Clinicas Rincon (#14) in Malaga in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Palencia Baloncesto will play at home against Ourense.
Top scorers:
Breogan: W.Brown 17+5reb+1ast, J.Gomes 12+10reb+1ast, O.Arteaga 12+6reb+1ast, J.Feldeine 7+5reb+1ast, J.Vallmajo 7+2reb+3ast, J.Amador 6+1reb
Palencia: T.Frost 17+8reb+2ast, A.Moss 15+9reb, C.Bravo 12+2reb+2ast, E.Garrido 10, A.Navajas 2+2reb, A.Deleon 0
gschID: 92858


La Laguna - Clinicas Rincon 97-78

Not a big story in a game when 14th ranked Clinicas Rincon (12-21) was outscored on the road by sixth ranked La Laguna (18-15) 97-78 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by La Laguna. Clinicas Rincon was better in fourth quarter 24-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. La Laguna made 22-of-26 free shots (84.6 percent) during the game. It was a good game for the former international power forward Ricardo Guillen (205-76) who led his team to a victory with 25 points (perfect from the field making all eight shots !!!). point guard Albert Sabat (187-85) contributed with 18 points and 9 assists for the winners. Four La Laguna players scored in double figures. Guard Carlos Cobos (193-88) answered with 19 points and center Maodo Nguirane (210-93) added 5 points and 12 rebounds in the effort for Clinicas Rincon. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. La Laguna maintains sixth place with 18-15 record. Loser Clinicas Rincon dropped to the thirteenth position with 21 games lost. La Laguna will face league's leader CB Murcia on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Clinicas Rincon will play against Leche Rio Breogan (#7) in Lugo.
Top scorers:
La Laguna: R.Guillen 25+4reb+3ast, A.Sabat 18+4reb+9ast, M.Gansey 16+4reb+2ast, J.Heras 15+3reb+2ast, J.Chagoyen 8+4reb, F.Lampropoulos 6+6reb+1ast
Clinicas Rincon: C.Cobos 19+3reb+2ast, A.Abrines 13+1reb, M.Lorenzo 11+1reb+1ast, I.Martinez 8+1reb+5ast, J.Zamora 6+1reb+1ast, A.Garcia 6+6reb
gschID: 92859


Alcazar - CB Murcia 62-81

LEB Gold top team - CB Murcia (29-4) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed seventeenth ranked Fundacion Adepal (10-23) in Alcazar 81-62. The game was mostly controlled by CB Murcia. Fundacion Adepal was better in fourth quarter 13-7. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Fundacion Adepal 33-22 including 23 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was Nigerian-American guard Michael Umeh (188-84, college: UNLV, agency: Pro One Sports) who scored 13 points and 5 assists. Argentinian-Italian forward Juan Ignacio Jasen (196-85) chipped in 14 points (perfect from the field making all six shots). Four CB Murcia players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was German power forward Kiril Wachsmann (203-83, college: Iona, agency: Edge Sports) who recorded 10 points and 7 rebounds and guard Mikel Uriz (180-89) added 10 points respectively. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for CB Murcia. They maintain first place with 29-4 record. Newly promoted Fundacion Adepal keeps the seventeenth position with 23 games lost. CB Murcia's next round opponent will be La Laguna (#6) at home which should be theoretically an easy game. Fundacion Adepal will play against Baloncesto Leon (#5).
Top scorers:
CB Murcia: J.Ignacio Jasen 14+4reb, M.Umeh 13+3reb+5ast, T.Coppenrath 12+4reb, P.Rivero 12+1reb+1ast, P.Robles 10+3reb+2ast, T.Gray 9+5reb
Alcazar: D.Virgil 11+1reb, M.Uriz 10+3reb+2ast, K.Wachsmann 10+7reb+1ast, F.Robles 9+3reb+1ast, D.Wright 8+1reb, E.Almazan 5+2ast
gschID: 92860


Ourense - Melilla 68-56

Bottom-ranked Ourense managed to get a ninth victory, breaking the series of two consecutive loses on Friday night. This time they won against eleventh-ranked Melilla Baloncesto 68-56. The game without a history. Ourense led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Ivorian-American forward Jonathan Kale (203-85, college: Providence) nailed 14 points and 5 rebounds for the winning side and guard Jose Salvador Arco (194-84) accounted for 11 points and 6 rebounds. Center Javier Vega (205-88) came up with 10 points and 6 rebounds and power forward Miguel Montanana (206-80) added 8 points and 7 rebounds respectively for Melilla Baloncesto in the defeat. Melilla Baloncesto's coach tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Ourense maintains eighteenth place with 9-24 record. Melilla Baloncesto lost their seventh game in a row. Loser Melilla Baloncesto keeps the eleventh position with 19 games lost. Ourense will meet higher ranked Palencia Baloncesto (#16) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Melilla Baloncesto will play against Girona FC (#4) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Top scorers:
Ourense: J.Kale 14+5reb, J.Salvador Arco 11+6reb+1ast, A.Ruiz de Galarreta 10+1reb, D.Fergerson 9+3reb+3ast, R.Brown 6+5reb+4ast, F.Cardenas 6+2reb+1ast
Melilla: J.Detrick 12+3reb, J.Vega 10+6reb, J.Jimenez 9+1reb+2ast, M.Montanana 8+7reb, D.Pakamanis 6+3reb, J.Foote 6+4reb
gschID: 92857




LEB Silver Round 29: CB Clavijo beats Basquet Mallorca by three after a very close game - by Eurobasket News
There will be only one (last) round of the Regular Season in LEB Silver.

The most exciting game of round 29 in the LEB Silver took place in Mallorca. This derby game ended with only three-point home defeat of second-ranked Basquet Mallorca (20-7) to first ranked CB Clavijo (24-3) 106-103 in the game for the first place. Basquet Mallorca was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. CB Clavijo dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Basquet Mallorca's 28. 26 personal fouls committed by Basquet Mallorca helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American point guard Matt Witt (183-84, college: E.Kentucky) orchestrated the victory by scoring 30 points and 7 assists. Center David Mesa (200-80) contributed with 20 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. American forward Shaun Green (203-87, college: Utah, agency: Limelight Hoops) answered with 23 points and 5 rebounds for Basquet Mallorca. CB Clavijo have an impressive series of twelve victories in a row. They maintain first place with 24-3 record. Basquet Mallorca at the other side keeps the second position with seven games lost. CB Clavijo are looking forward to face Feve Oviedo (#8) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Basquet Mallorca will play against River Andorra (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Promobys Tijola (18-9) against eighth ranked Feve Oviedo (13-14) on Friday night. Visiting Promobys Tijola was defeated by Feve Oviedo in Oviedo 74-59. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Promobys Tijola. American guard Tony Tate (180-82, college: Florida A&M) stepped up and scored 21 points for the winners and Adrian Macia chipped in 11 points and 8 rebounds. Power forward David Ortega (199-84) responded with 11 points and 6 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Newly promoted Feve Oviedo maintains eighth place with 13-14 record. Promobys Tijola at the other side dropped to the fourth position with nine games lost. Feve Oviedo will play against league's leader CB Clavijo in Logrono in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Promobys Tijola will play at home against Lan Mobel ISB in Azpeitia and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Bottom-ranked Lan Mobel ISB managed to get a eighth victory, breaking the series of three consecutive loses on Friday night. This time newly promoted Lan Mobel ISB won against seventh-ranked ADT Tarragona in Azpeitia 91-81. Sergio De La Fuente nailed a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds for the winning side. Xavier Guirao came up with 21 points and 4 steals (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line) for ADT Tarragona in the defeat. ADT Tarragona's coach Mateo Rubio rotated twelve players in this game, but that didn't help. Lan Mobel ISB (8-19) moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with Illescas. Loser ADT Tarragona keeps the seventh position with 13 games lost. Lan Mobel ISB will meet higher ranked Promobys Tijola (#4) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. ADT Tarragona will play against Leyma Basquet in Coruna and hope to secure a win.
Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Plasencia Extremadura (15-13) and CB Illescas (8-19), which took place in Plasencia. Higher ranked Plasencia Extremadura was outleveled at home by fourteenth ranked CB Illescas 73-50. The best player for the winners was Adrian Casas who scored 13 points. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. CB Illescas moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with Lan Mobel ISB. Plasencia Extremadura at the other side keeps the sixth position with 13 games lost. CB Illescas' next round opponent will be bottom-ranked CB Guadalajara (#15) at home.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 29: Andorra smashed Regal FC II on the road 91-70. Coruna won against Avila on its own court 75-71. Prat Juventud outscored Guadalajara in a road game 93-73.
The most impressive performance of 29th round was 22 points and 5 rebounds by Enrique Suarez of Clavijo.


Regal FC II - Andorra 70-91

No shocking result in a game when fourth ranked River Andorra (19-8) crushed 10th ranked Regal FC II (11-16) in Barcelona 91-70. The game without a history. River Andorra led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. River Andorra dominated down low during the game scoring 66 of its points in the paint compared to Regal FC II's 38. They outrebounded Regal FC II 36-23 including a 26-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was American power forward Robert Johnson (203-81, college: Oregon) who scored 17 points and 6 rebounds (perfect from the field making all eight shots !!!). Guard Alex Ros (192-83) chipped in 14 points and 6 steals. Guard Eduardo Jimenez (188-84) produced 19 points and forward Souleymane Drame (202-80) added 15 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Four Regal FC II players scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. River Andorra moved-up to third place. Regal FC II lost their third game in a row. Newly promoted team dropped to the ninth position with 16 games lost. River Andorra's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Basquet Mallorca at home and it will be for sure the game of the week. Regal FC II will play against Prat Juventud (#5).
Top scorers:
Regal FC II: E.Jimenez 19+3reb+2ast, S.Drame 15+5reb, R.Larry 10+3reb, A.Aparicio 10+5reb+3ast, P.Abdoulaye 7+5reb+2ast, J.Creus 5+2ast
Andorra: R.Johnson 17+6reb+1ast, A.Ros 14+2reb+3ast, R.Casals 13+3reb, J.Holmes 10+1reb+1ast, N.Zamora 9+4reb+4ast, A.Matali 7+6reb+2ast
gschID: 98553


Plasencia - Illescas 50-73

Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Plasencia Extremadura (15-13) and CB Illescas (8-19), which took place in Plasencia. Higher ranked Plasencia Extremadura was outleveled at home by fourteenth ranked CB Illescas 73-50. The game was mostly controlled by CB Illescas. Plasencia Extremadura was better in fourth quarter 15-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Plasencia Extremadura to just 7 points in third quarter. CB Illescas dominated down low during the game scoring 48 of its points in the paint compared to Plasencia Extremadura's 26. They outrebounded Plasencia Extremadura 39-27 including a 27-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was forward Adrian Casas (195-89) who scored 13 points. Israeli center Alexey Chubrevich (212-86, agency: Gross Zeev ISA) chipped in 14 points and 6 rebounds. point guard Antonio Bustamante (182-84, agency: Court Side) produced 11 points and 4 assists (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line) and naturalized American power forward Andre Howard (200-78, college: St.Joseph's) added 6 points and 5 rebounds 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. CB Illescas moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with Lan Mobel ISB. Plasencia Extremadura at the other side keeps the sixth position with 13 games lost. CB Illescas' next round opponent will be bottom-ranked CB Guadalajara (#15) at home.
Top scorers:
Plasencia: A.Bustamante 11+2reb+4ast, G.Gitterer 8+3reb, A.Howard 6+5reb+3ast, M.Alvarez 6+4reb, M.Calvo 5+4reb+1ast, J.Maria Del Rio 4+1reb+1ast
Illescas: A.Chubrevich 14+6reb, A.Casas 13+4reb+3ast, A.Munoz 13+3reb+1ast, A.Laso 8+3reb, J.Sosa 7+2reb+1ast, C.Sekou Conde 5+4reb+1ast
gschID: 98554


Coruna - Avila 75-71

There was a minor upset when 9th ranked Fontedoso Carrefour (11-16) lost to eleventh ranked Leyma Basquet (10-17) in Coruna 71-75. It looked good early as Fontedoso Carrefour took an 4-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Leyma Basquet had a 20-14 second period charge getting the lead and Fontedoso Carrefour was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 71-75. The best player for the winners was guard Antonio Seijo (193-81) who scored 17 points and 5 rebounds. Guard Lino Lopez (189-76, agency: Court Side) chipped in 13 points, 6 assists and 6 steals. Four Leyma Basquet players scored in double figures. Leyma Basquet's coach Antonio Perez allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. American power forward Charles Ramsdell (208-85, college: Tulsa, agency: Court Side) produced 17 points and 6 rebounds and Latvian center Kaspars Cipruss (210-82, agency: Interperformances) added 8 points and 12 rebounds respectively for the guests. Leyma Basquet maintains eleventh place with 10-17 record. Fontedoso Carrefour at the other side keeps the ninth position with 16 games lost. Leyma Basquet's next round opponent will be higher ranked ADT Tarragona (#7) on the road and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Avila: C.Ramsdell 17+6reb+3ast, X.Lopez 14+2reb+4ast, D.Garcia 10+3reb+6ast, J.Merino 8+4reb+1ast, K.Cipruss 8+12reb, A.Fernandez 7+1reb+1ast
Coruna: A.Seijo 17+5reb, D.Forbes 16+2ast, L.Lopez 13+3reb+6ast, J.Ramon Esmoris 10+2reb+3ast, K.Adams 8+4reb, J.Lucas 6+5reb+1ast
gschID: 98549


Lan Mobel ISB - ADT Tarragona 91-81 OT

Bottom-ranked Lan Mobel ISB managed to get a eighth victory, breaking the series of three consecutive loses on Friday night. This time newly promoted Lan Mobel ISB won against seventh-ranked ADT Tarragona in Azpeitia 91-81. The game was mostly controlled by Lan Mobel ISB. ADT Tarragona managed to win second period 21-19. But 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 ADT Tarragona used huge pressure winning it 25-19 getting a tie at the end of regular time. They lost eventually overtime period 3-13. Lan Mobel ISB dominated down low during the game scoring 70 of its points in the paint compared to ADT Tarragona's 42. Lan Mobel ISB forced 21 ADT Tarragona turnovers and outrebounded them 44-26 including a 29-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. Lan Mobel ISB looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Center Sergio De La Fuente (198-89) nailed a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds for the winning side and American swingman Reginald Bratton (193-86, college: Lenoir-Rhyne, agency: Basket Law/NM Services) accounted for 20 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals. Four Lan Mobel ISB players scored in double figures. Guard Xavier Guirao (190-87) came up with 21 points and 4 steals (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line) and American power forward Edward Cage (203-78, college: Bradley) added 14 points respectively for ADT Tarragona in the defeat. ADT Tarragona's coach Mateo Rubio rotated twelve players in this game, but that didn't help. Lan Mobel ISB (8-19) moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with Illescas. Loser ADT Tarragona keeps the seventh position with 13 games lost. Lan Mobel ISB will meet higher ranked Promobys Tijola (#4) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. ADT Tarragona will play against Leyma Basquet in Coruna and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
ADT Tarragona: X.Guirao 21+4reb+2ast, E.Cage 14+3reb, D.Stribling 11+1reb+1ast, J.Antonio Marco 9+2reb+4ast, H.Opoku 8+4reb, J.Sutina 7+1reb+1ast
Lan Mobel ISB: A.Paez 23+2reb+1ast, R.Bratton 20+6reb+5ast, S.De La Fuente 19+12reb, C.Mortellaro 16+8reb+1ast, J.Ibargutxi 5+5reb+10ast, A.Martinez 4+3reb
gschID: 98550


Oviedo Feve - Promobys 74-59

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Promobys Tijola (18-9) against eighth ranked Feve Oviedo (13-14) on Friday night. Visiting Promobys Tijola was defeated by Feve Oviedo in Oviedo 74-59. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Promobys Tijola. The game was mostly controlled by Feve Oviedo. Promobys Tijola was better in third quarter 18-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Feve Oviedo dominated on the defensive end, holding Promobys Tijola to just 7 points in first quarter. Feve Oviedo made 30-of-39 charity shots (76.9 percent) during the game, while Promobys Tijola only scored fourteen points from the stripe. Promobys Tijola was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. American guard Tony Tate (180-82, college: Florida A&M) stepped up and scored 21 points for the winners and forward Adrian Macia (196-76) chipped in 11 points and 8 rebounds. Tate is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Power forward David Ortega (199-84) responded with 11 points and 6 rebounds and American forward Ryan McDade (201-80, college: N.Arizona) scored 8 points and 8 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Newly promoted Feve Oviedo maintains eighth place with 13-14 record. Promobys Tijola at the other side dropped to the fourth position with nine games lost. Feve Oviedo will play against league's leader CB Clavijo in Logrono in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Promobys Tijola will play at home against Lan Mobel ISB in Azpeitia and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Promobys: D.Ortega 11+6reb, I.Matemalas 9+4reb, N.Maglisceau 8+4reb, R.McDade 8+8reb, J.Keefe 6+6reb, V.Perez 6+3reb+1ast
Oviedo Feve: T.Tate 21+2reb+1ast, D.James 14+6reb, A.Macia 11+8reb+3ast, J.Roman 6+6reb, I.O'Leary 6+10reb+1ast, M.Parada 4+1reb
gschID: 98551


Mallorca - Clavijo 103-106

The most exciting game of round 29 in the LEB Silver took place in Mallorca. This derby game ended with only three-point home defeat of second-ranked Basquet Mallorca (20-7) to first ranked CB Clavijo (24-3) 106-103 in the game for the first place. Basquet Mallorca was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. CB Clavijo dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Basquet Mallorca's 28. 26 personal fouls committed by Basquet Mallorca helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American point guard Matt Witt (183-84, college: E.Kentucky) orchestrated the victory by scoring 30 points and 7 assists. Center David Mesa (200-80) contributed with 20 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. American forward Shaun Green (203-87, college: Utah, agency: Limelight Hoops) answered with 23 points and 5 rebounds and point guard Joan Carles Bivia (185-85) added 25 points in the effort for Basquet Mallorca. Four CB Clavijo and five Basquet Mallorca players scored in double figures. CB Clavijo have an impressive series of twelve victories in a row. They maintain first place with 24-3 record. Basquet Mallorca at the other side keeps the second position with seven games lost. CB Clavijo are looking forward to face Feve Oviedo (#8) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Basquet Mallorca will play against River Andorra (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Mallorca: J.Carles Bivia 25+3reb+3ast, S.Green 23+5reb+3ast, S.Alonso 15+2ast, A.Jaume Vicens 14+4reb, M.Axton 11+2reb+1ast, I.Torres 10+3reb+1ast
Clavijo: M.Witt 30+2reb+7ast, E.Suarez 22+5reb+2ast, D.Mesa 20+9reb+1ast, S.De Santana 15+8reb+1ast, A.Ott 7+1reb, K.Swanston 4+3reb
gschID: 98552


Guadalajara - Prat Juventud 73-93

Very predictable result when fifth ranked Prat Juventud (16-11) rolled over on the road bottom-ranked CB Guadalajara (7-20) 93-73. The game was mostly controlled by Prat Juventud. CB Guadalajara was better in second period 18-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Prat Juventud made 22-of-26 charity shots (84.6 percent) during the game. Prat Juventud outrebounded CB Guadalajara 44-29 including 16 on the offensive glass. 25 personal fouls committed by CB Guadalajara helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was guard Ferran Bassas (185-92) who scored 20 points. Forward Marco Todorovic (199-92) chipped in a double-double by scoring 15 points and 12 rebounds. Four Prat Juventud players scored in double figures. Prat Juventud's coach Carles Duran allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American swingman Deforrest Smith (198-84, college: Southern, agency: KMG Sports Management) produced 28 points and Nigerian-American forward Bayo Arigbon (197-86, college: San Diego Chr.) added 10 points and 9 rebounds respectively for the hosts. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Prat Juventud. They maintain fifth place with 16-11 record. CB Guadalajara lost their sixth game in a row. They dropped to the bottom position with 20 games lost. Prat Juventud's next round opponent will be Regal FC II (#10) in Barcelona which should be theoretically another easy game. CB Guadalajara will play on the road against CB Illescas (#14) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Guadalajara: D.Smith 28+2reb+2ast, B.Arigbon 10+9reb, C.Arjonilla 10+4reb+2ast, S.Fernandez 8+2reb+1ast, R.Lazaro 8+8reb+1ast, P.Rodrigo 6+1reb
Prat Juventud: F.Bassas 20+4reb+3ast, M.Todorovic 15+12reb, A.Ventura 12+7reb+3ast, C.Sanmartin 10+5reb+1ast, C.Bravo 9+5reb+1ast, A.Barrera 8+3reb+2ast
gschID: 98548




Stats Leaders-LEB Silver
Points Per Game
 Matt WITT
  Clavijo
  (183-PG-84)
  Avg: 16.3
 1. Witt, Clavijo16.3 
 2. Barcelo, Plasencia16.3 
 3. Ramsdell, Avila16.0 
 4. Ratzsch, Oviedo F.15.6 
 5. O''Leary, Oviedo F.15.5 
 6. Bivia, Mallorca15.1 
 7. Mortellaro, Lan M.14.9 
 8. Bratton, Lan M.14.6 
 9. Mesa, Clavijo14.6 
 10. Paez, Lan M.14.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Olaseni LAWAL
  Guadalajara
  (206-F/C-86)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Lawal, Guadalajara10.8 
 2. O''Leary, Oviedo F.9.7 
 3. De Santana, Clavijo8.9 
 4. Adams, Coruna8.1 
 5. Chubrevich, Illescas8.1 
 6. Mortellaro, Lan M.8.1 
 7. Ramsdell, Avila7.7 
 8. Mesa, Clavijo7.7 
 9. Larry, Regal F.7.3 
 10. Howard, Andorra7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Matt WITT
  Clavijo
  (183-PG-84)
  Avg: 6
 1. Witt, Clavijo6.0 
 2. Uriz, Santurtzi5.0 
 3. Ibargutxi, Lan M.5.0 
 4. Lopez, Coruna4.8 
 5. Marco, ADT T.3.9 
 6. Bivia, Mallorca3.9 
 7. Pampin, Mallorca3.5 
 8. Rufian, Promobys3.4 
 9. Machuca, Illescas3.3 
 10. Garcia, Avila3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Jonathan BARCELO
  Plasencia
  (192-F/G-79)
  Avg: 2
 1. Barcelo, Plasencia2.0 
 2. Uriz, Santurtzi2.0 
 3. Adams, Coruna1.9 
 4. Guirao, ADT T.1.8 
 5. Martinez, Plasencia1.8 
 6. Smith, Guadalajara1.7 
 7. Witt, Clavijo1.7 
 8. Bratton, Lan M.1.7 
 9. Pampin, Mallorca1.6 
 10. Rueda, Plasencia1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Bismack BIYOMBO
  Fuenlabrada
  (204-C-92)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Biyombo, Illescas1.9 
 2. Mbaye, Regal F.1.8 
 3. Todorovic, Prat J.1.5 
 4. Green, Mallorca1.4 
 5. Lawal, Guadalajara1.3 
 6. De Santana, Clavijo1.3 
 7. Conde, Avila1.2 
 8. Chubrevich, Illescas0.9 
 9. Cage, ADT Tarragona0.9 
 10. Opoku, ADT T.0.9 


Standings - LEB Gold
LEB Gold Standings
 1. CB Murcia 29-4 
 2. Obradoiro 28-5 
 3. Burgos 25-8 
 4. Girona 19-14 
 5. Leon 19-14 
 6. La Laguna 18-15 
 7. Breogan 17-16 
 8. Navarra 17-16 
 9. Caceres 17-16 
 10. La Palma 16-17 
 11. Melilla 14-19 
 12. Lleida 13-20 
 13. CB Tarragona 12-21 
 14. Clinicas Rincon 12-21 
 15. Huesca 11-22 
 16. Palencia 11-22 
 17. Alcazar 10-23 
 18. Ourense 9-24 


Standings - LEB Silver
LEB Silver Standings
 1. Clavijo 24-3 
 2. Mallorca 20-7 
 3. Andorra 19-8 
 4. Promobys 18-9 
 5. Prat Juventud 16-11 
 6. Plasencia 15-13 
 7. ADT Tarragona 14-13 
 8. Oviedo Feve 13-14 
 9. Avila 11-16 
 10. Regal FC II 11-16 
 11. Coruna 10-17 
 12. Santurtzi 9-18 
 13. Lan Mobel ISB 8-19 
 14. Illescas 8-19 
 15. Guadalajara 7-20 


Stats Leaders - ACB
Points Per Game
 Jaycee CARROLL
  Gran Canaria
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 19.1
 1. Carroll, Gran Canaria19.1 
 2. Navarro, Regal B.16.4 
 3. English, DKV J.15.1 
 4. Baron, Lagun A.14.9 
 5. McDonald, DKV J.14.9 
 6. Martinez, Valencia14.7 
 7. Caner-Medley, Estudi.14.3 
 8. Teletovic, Caja L.14.0 
 9. Kurz, Granada13.9 
 10. Freeland, Unicaja13.2 
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.7.7 
 4. Donaldson, Menorca6.9 
 5. Barac, Caja Laboral6.9 
 6. Trias, DKV Joventut6.5 
 7. Wallace, Gran Canaria6.4 
 8. Freeland, Unicaja6.3 
 9. Doellman, Meridiano6.3 
 10. Miralles, Lagun A.6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Marcelinho HUERTAS
  Caja Laboral
  (191-G-83)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Huertas, Caja L.5.7 
 2. Cook, Valencia5.4 
 3. Ciorciari, Menorca4.8 
 4. Valters, Fuenlabr.4.6 
 5. Rubio, Regal Barca4.4 
 6. Prigioni, Real Madrid4.2 
 7. Colom, Fuenlabrada3.8 
 8. San Miguel, Manre.3.8 
 9. Green, Gran Canaria3.8 
 10. Dumas, Valladolid3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Tariq KIRKSAY
  Cajasol
  (199-F-79)
  Avg: 2
 1. Kirksay, Cajasol2.0 
 2. Cook, Valencia1.9 
 3. Calloway, Cajasol1.8 
 4. Batista, Fuenlabr.1.8 
 5. Robinson, DKV J.1.8 
 6. Rubio, Regal Barca1.7 
 7. Victor, Menorca1.6 
 8. Van Lacke, Valladolid1.6 
 9. Davis, Cajasol1.6 
 10. San Miguel, Manre.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Bismack BIYOMBO
  Fuenlabrada
  (204-C-92)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Biyombo, Fuenlabr.2.3 
 2. Fischer, Real Madrid1.6 
 3. Ayon, Fuenlabrada1.5 
 4. Vazquez, Regal B.1.5 
 5. Barnes, Valladolid1.3 
 6. Kurz, Granada1.3 
 7. Andriuskevic., Meridi.1.1 
 8. Savane, Gran C.1.1 
 9. Majstorovic, Manre.1.1 
 10. Batista, Fuenlabr.1.1 


Standings - ACB
ACB Standings
 1. Regal Barca 23-6 
 2. Real Madrid 23-6 
 3. Valencia 19-9 
 4. Caja Laboral 18-10 
 5. Bizkaia Bilbao 17-11 
 6. Fuenlabrada 16-12 
 7. Unicaja 16-13 
 8. Valladolid 16-13 
 9. Gran Canaria 15-13 
 10. DKV Joventut 14-14 
 11. Estudiantes 14-14 
 12. CAI Zaragoza 13-15 
 13. Cajasol 13-16 
 14. Lagun Aro GBC 10-19 
 15. Manresa 9-19 
 16. Meridiano 8-20 
 17. Granada 6-23 
 18. Menorca 6-23 


Stats Leaders - LEB Gold
Points Per Game
 Ricardo GUILLEN
  La Laguna
  (205-F/C-76)
  Avg: 19
 1. Guillen, La Laguna19.0 
 2. Palacios, La Palma16.8 
 3. Mohammed, Lleida16.5 
 4. Detrick, Melilla16.0 
 5. Seawright, Leon15.5 
 6. Feldeine, Breogan15.4 
 7. Franklin, CB Tarra.15.1 
 8. Navarro, Girona14.9 
 9. Faverani, CB Mu.14.6 
 10. Downs, Burgos13.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dwayne CURTIS
  Lleida
  (203-C-85)
  Avg: 9.2
 1. Curtis, Lleida9.2 
 2. Wachsmann, Alcazar9.2 
 3. Sinanovic, Clinic.8.0 
 4. Seawright, Leon7.7 
 5. Humphrey, Caceres7.3 
 6. Kale, Ourense7.3 
 7. Guillen, La Laguna7.3 
 8. Chagoyen, La Laguna7.2 
 9. Arteaga, Breogan7.2 
 10. Junyent, Obradoiro6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Juan AGUILAR
  CB Tarragona
  (187-PG-88)
  Avg: 4.4
 1. Aguilar, CB Tarra.4.4 
 2. Rodriguez, Obrad.4.3 
 3. Sabat, La Laguna4.2 
 4. Jimenez, Melilla3.4 
 5. Brown, Ourense3.4 
 6. Bernabe, Leon3.4 
 7. Rivero, CB Murcia3.3 
 8. Lopez, Burgos3.2 
 9. Quezada, Leon3.0 
 10. Cherry, Caceres3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Andres RODRIGUEZ
  Obradoiro
  (182-PG-81)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Rodriguez, Obrad.2.4 
 2. Rost, Girona1.7 
 3. Bernabe, Leon1.7 
 4. Franklin, CB Tarra.1.6 
 5. Xavier, Caceres1.5 
 6. Castro, Burgos1.5 
 7. Palacios, La Palma1.5 
 8. Rivero, CB Murcia1.4 
 9. Alba, CB Tarragona1.4 
 10. Toledo, Burgos1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Jeff FOOTE
  Melilla
  (212-C-88)
  Avg: 2
 1. Foote, Melilla2.0 
 2. Humphrey, Caceres1.7 
 3. Fontet, Leon1.3 
 4. Joseph, Navarra1.2 
 5. Diouf, CB Tarragona1.2 
 6. Sinanovic, Clinic.1.2 
 7. Arteaga, Breogan1.1 
 8. Faverani, CB Mu.1.1 
 9. Starosta, Ourense1.0 
 10. McCoy, Caceres0.9 


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Stats Leaders - Basketligan
Points Per Game
 Darius HARGROVE
  Jamtland
  (193-G-82)
  Avg: 21.9
 1. Hargrove, Jamtland21.9 
 2. Brown, 0820.5 
 3. Smith, Sodertalje19.7 
 4. Palm, Boras19.4 
 5. Rush, Sundsvall18.9 
 6. Smith, Uppsala18.8 
 7. McCoy, Boras18.4 
 8. Wesby, Sundsvall18.1 
 9. Gunnarsson, Solna17.1 
 10. Ryan, Boras16.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Michael PALM
  Boras
  (208-C-79)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Palm, Boras10.3 
 2. Baeringsson, Sunds.10.2 
 3. Kosmalski, Solna8.6 
 4. McKnight, Boras8.5 
 5. Kjellbom, Norrkoping7.9 
 6. Brown, 087.9 
 7. Cipriano, Eco O.7.5 
 8. Constantine, Solna7.5 
 9. Walker, Solna7.5 
 10. Salaam, Jamtland7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Rudy MBEMBA
  LF Basket
  (181-G-87)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Mbemba, LF Basket6.5 
 2. Pleick, Eco Orebro5.5 
 3. Beck, 085.1 
 4. Chuk, Sodertalje4.6 
 5. McCoy, Boras4.4 
 6. Smith, Uppsala4.4 
 7. Mitchell, Norrkoping4.1 
 8. Hellgren, Jamtland4.0 
 9. Smith, Sodertalje4.0 
 10. Baeringsson, Sunds.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Johnell SMITH
  Sodertalje
  (186-G-80)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Smith, Sodertalje3.1 
 2. Mbemba, LF Basket2.9 
 3. Hargrove, Jamtland1.9 
 4. Pleick, Eco Orebro1.8 
 5. Hellgren, Jamtland1.8 
 6. Rush, Sundsvall1.8 
 7. Smith, Uppsala1.8 
 8. Baeringsson, Sunds.1.7 
 9. Brown, 081.7 
 10. McCoy, Boras1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 John ROSENDAHL
  LF Basket
  (203-F/C-77)
  Avg: 2
 1. Rosendahl, LF Ba.2.0 
 2. Salaam, Jamtland1.8 
 3. Kjellbom, Norrkoping1.6 
 4. Palm, Boras1.4 
 5. Cipriano, Eco O.1.3 
 6. Constantine, Solna1.2 
 7. Kohlmaier, Uppsala1.1 
 8. Ayuba, Norrkoping1.0 
 9. Walker, Solna0.9 
 10. Mosley, Eco Orebro0.8 


Basketligan Semifinals: LF Basket and Sundsvall take 1-0 lead - by Eurobasket News
LF Basket - Norrkoping 86-76 (1-0)
The game was mostly controlled by LF Basket. Norrkoping Dolphins managed to win second period 22-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. LF Basket made 21-of-24 free shots (87.5 percent) during the game. It was a great shooting night for LF Basket especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.4 percentage. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when LF Basket made 9 blocks. 24 personal fouls committed by Norrkoping Dolphins helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American swingman Tyrone Levett (195-80, college: Alabama St.) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 14 rebounds for the winners and the former international guard Martin Pahlmblad (193-86) chipped in 19 points. Five LF Basket players scored in double figures. At the losing side Lithuanian forward Povilas Sakinis (199-80) responded with 16 points and American-British forward Oladapo Ayuba (198-86, college: UMKC) scored 8 points and 11 rebounds. Norrkoping Dolphins' coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
LF Basket: M.Pahlmblad 19+3reb+2ast, T.Levett 15+14reb+2ast, T.Woodbury 14+5reb, J.Rosendahl 13+4reb, E.Salon 11+2reb+1ast, J.Akesson 10+5reb+1ast
Norrkoping: P.Sakinis 16+3reb, A.Mitchell 15+1ast, F.Drains 10+7reb, O.Ayuba 8+11reb, G.Gervin 7+1reb+1ast, M.Lindqvist 7+1reb+1ast
gschID: 126006


Sundsvall - Sodertalje 78-62 (1-0)
The game was mostly controlled by Sundsvall Dragons. Sodertalje Kings was better in fourth quarter 19-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Sodertalje Kings 36-25 including 25 on the defensive glass. American guard Alex Wesby (196-80, college: Temple, agency: R.H.Consultancy) nailed 14 points and 8 rebounds for the winning side and Icelandic guard Jakob Sigurdarson (192-82, college: Birmingham Souther) accounted for 8 points and 8 assists. Lithuanian forward Mantas Griskenas (201-85, college: Wichita St.) came up with 13 points and international guard Dino Pita (192-88) added 12 points respectively for Sodertalje Kings in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Sundsvall: J.Jeansson 15+2reb+1ast, A.Wesby 14+8reb+2ast, J.Pierre 13+1reb+1ast, J.Sigurdarson 8+4reb+8ast, N.Mottram 6+3reb, T.Liden 6+3reb
Sodertalje: M.Griskenas 13+3reb, D.Pita 12+2reb+2ast, D.Jeftic 10+3reb, J.Smith 9+3reb+2ast, A.Chuk 7+4reb+5ast, T.Borg 4+1reb
gschID: 126214


*Second games are scheduled for April 11/12.


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  TAIWAN   


SBL Round 2 of Finals. Taiwan Beer claim second win in a row - by Eurobasket News
Dacin Tigers - Taiwan Beer 75-80

Taiwan Beer celebrated the second consecutive win in the best-of-seven championship series against Dacin Tigers. The top-ranked Taiwan Beer are now 2-0 up on the Tigers. Dacin Tigers were trailing by 1 point at halftime but managed to get 3-point lead after three quarters before a 22-14 charge of Taiwan Beer, which allowed them to win the game. International swingman Yang Ching-Min (188-G/F-84) scored 25 points and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and international forward Jen-Wei Cheng (194-87) chipped in 23 points during the contest. Vincentian-American forward Alexus Foyle (198-78, college: BYU-Hawaii, agency: Prossin Sports Management) responded with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 13 rebounds and the former international forward Lei Tien (203-83) scored 22 points and 5 rebounds.
Top scorers:
Dacin Tigers: A.Foyle 27+13reb+3ast, L.Tien 22+5reb+3ast, Y.Yueh 9+4reb+2ast, C.Chang 8+7reb+2ast, Y.Lin 6+4reb+1ast, Y.Lo 3
Taiwan Beer: C.Yang 25+3reb+4ast, J.Cheng 23+4reb+3ast, E.Jones 16+12reb, S.Chen 6+3reb+3ast, S.Ho 6+5reb, T.Wu 3+2reb+1ast
gschID: 125869




Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Shawn HAWKINS
  KKL
  (198-G/F-82)
  Avg: 27
 1. Hawkins, KKL27.0 
 2. Foyle, Dacin Tigers20.9 
 3. Chen, Bank o.18.4 
 4. Chen, KKL18.3 
 5. Tien, Dacin Tigers18.2 
 6. Dove, Taiwan Mobile18.1 
 7. Jones, Taiwan Beer17.8 
 8. Vaudreuil, Bank o.16.9 
 9. Jennings, Pure Y.16.0 
 10. Lu, Yulon Luxgen15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Rashad JENNINGS
  Pure Youth
  (203-F-84)
  Avg: 20.6
 1. Jennings, Pure Y.20.6 
 2. Dailey, Yulon Luxgen15.9 
 3. Hawkins, KKL12.9 
 4. Jones, Taiwan Beer11.3 
 5. Vaudreuil, Bank o.11.0 
 6. Dove, Taiwan Mobile11.0 
 7. Foyle, Dacin Tigers10.8 
 8. Tien, Dacin Tigers8.0 
 9. Chen, KKL6.4 
 10. Hsu, Bank o.6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Chih-Chung CHEN
  Yulon Luxgen
  (185-G-77)
  Avg: 4.1
 1. Chen, Yulon Luxgen4.1 
 2. Wu, Taiwan Mobile3.7 
 3. Su, Taiwan Mobile3.5 
 4. Chen, Taiwan Beer3.3 
 5. Chang, Dacin Tigers3.2 
 6. Hsu, Dacin Tigers3.0 
 7. Chen, KKL2.8 
 8. Lin, Bank o.2.7 
 9. Yang, Taiwan Beer2.6 
 10. Hawkins, KKL2.5 
Steals Per Game
 Marcus DOVE
  Taiwan Mobile
  (206-G/F-85)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Dove, Taiwan Mobile2.3 
 2. Jones, Taiwan Beer1.7 
 3. Lin, Bank o.1.7 
 4. Su, Taiwan Mobile1.6 
 5. Chang, Dacin Tigers1.5 
 6. Dailey, Yulon Luxgen1.4 
 7. Chou, Yulon Luxgen1.4 
 8. Foyle, Dacin Tigers1.3 
 9. Chen, KKL1.3 
 10. Chen, Bank o.1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Marcus DOVE
  Taiwan Mobile
  (206-G/F-85)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Dove, Taiwan Mobile1.9 
 2. Jones, Taiwan Beer1.9 
 3. Dailey, Yulon Luxgen1.6 
 4. Tien, Dacin Tigers1.5 
 5. Wu, Taiwan Beer1.3 
 6. Jennings, Pure Y.1.2 
 7. Lee, KKL0.9 
 8. Cheng, Taiwan Beer0.9 
 9. Vaudreuil, Bank o.0.8 
 10. Lee, Yulon Luxgen0.7 


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  TURKEY   


Stats Leaders - D1
Points Per Game
 Ali KARADENIZ
  Trabzonspor
  (203-F-80)
  Avg: 22.7
 1. Karadeniz, Trabzons.22.7 
 2. Smith, Karsiyaka20.1 
 3. Kambala, Aliaga19.7 
 4. Seibutis, Olin Edirne19.0 
 5. Gibson, Oyak R.18.1 
 6. Randle, Aliaga17.5 
 7. Scales, Mersin17.2 
 8. Barbour, Erdemir17.0 
 9. Christopher, Antal.16.7 
 10. Mays, Oyak Renault16.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Nedim YUCEL
  Mersin
  (203-F-79)
  Avg: 11
 1. Yucel, Mersin11.0 
 2. Thomas, Erdemir10.5 
 3. Buckman, Antalya10.3 
 4. Samardjiski, Olin E.9.7 
 5. Wesson, Turk T.9.3 
 6. Mays, Oyak Renault9.1 
 7. Ffriend, Bornova8.5 
 8. Smith, Karsiyaka8.3 
 9. Guler, Antalya8.1 
 10. Smith, Bornova7.9 
Assists Per Game
 William CONROY
  Oyak Renault
  (187-G-82)
  Avg: 6
 1. Conroy, Oyak R.6.0 
 2. Holston, Karsiyaka5.9 
 3. Ermis, Banvit5.8 
 4. Chatman, Besiktas5.4 
 5. Rasic, Trabzonspor5.3 
 6. Rowe, Tofas4.5 
 7. Acik, Galatasaray4.5 
 8. Seibutis, Olin Edirne4.4 
 9. Randle, Turk T.4.3 
 10. Akin, Olin Edirne4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Aubrey COLEMAN
  Austin T.
  (193-G-87)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Coleman, Aliaga3.1 
 2. Holston, Karsiyaka2.4 
 3. Mays, Oyak Renault2.3 
 4. Waller, Oyak Renault2.1 
 5. Grier, Mersin2.1 
 6. Gibson, Oyak R.2.0 
 7. Prince, Antalya1.9 
 8. Guler, Antalya1.8 
 9. Chatman, Besiktas1.8 
 10. Rowe, Tofas1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Predrag SAMARDJISKI
  Olin Edirne
  (214-C-86)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Samardjiski, Olin E.1.8 
 2. Stiemsma, Turk T.1.7 
 3. Francis, Bornova1.3 
 4. Johnson, Erdemir1.3 
 5. Aldemir, Karsiyaka1.1 
 6. Simpsons, Turk T.1.1 
 7. Ruzic, Tofas1.0 
 8. Ogilvy, Besiktas1.0 
 9. Likholitov, Besiktas0.9 
 10. Mays, Oyak Renault0.9 


Standings - TBL
TBL Standings
 1. Fener.Ulker 22-3 
 2. Galatasaray 20-5 
 3. Banvit 18-6 
 4. Efes Pilsen 17-7 
 5. Besiktas 16-8 
 6. Karsiyaka 16-9 
 7. Olin Edirne 14-10 
 8. Antalya 12-12 
 9. Tofas 10-15 
 10. Trabzonspor 9-15 
 11. Erdemir 9-15 
 12. Turk Telekom 8-16 
 13. Aliaga 7-17 
 14. Mersin 7-17 
 15. Bornova 7-18 
 16. Oyak Renault 3-22 


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  UBL   


Standings
UBL Standings
Northern Division
 1. Arkansas W. 4-0 
 2. Springfield T. 2-1 
 3. Oklahoma I. 0-2 
 4. Tulsa T. 0-3 
Southern Division
 1. Mississippi T. 2-1 
 2. Texas W. 1-0 
 3. Metro L. 0-2 


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  UKRAINE   


Standings - Higher League
Higher Standings
Places 1-8
 1. Cherkasy 16-1 
 2. U-VolinBasket 11-5 
 3. Avantazh-Pol. 10-6 
 4. Dynamo DN 9-8 
 5. Aviastar 7-10 
 6. Kremen-KNU 5-12 
 7. Vinnitsky Zubry 5-12 
 8. Pulsar 4-13 
Places 9-13
 1. Striba 7-5 
 2. KTU Krivyi Rih 6-2 
 3. Koksokh-Stal 6-3 
 4. Sportlitsey 6-5 
 5. Ternopil 0-10 


Burtt number one in Ukraine for round 47 - by Eurobasket News
American guard Steve Burtt (185-G-84) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Dnipro Dnepropetrovsk, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 47.
The 26-year old player got a double-double of 30 points and 11 assists, while his team beat Ferro-ZNTU (#6, 24-21) 84-71. Dnipro maintains the 7th position in Ukrainian Superleague. Dnipro is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 23-22 record. In the team's last game Burtt had a remarkable 54.5% from 2-point range and got five three-pointers out of 10 attempts. He turned to be Dnipro's top player in his first season with the team. Former Iona College star has very solid stats this year. Burtt is league's best scorer averaging so far 23.0ppg. Burtt is in league's top in assists (2nd best: 5.0apg) and averages impressive 50.4% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was another Dnipro Dnepropetrovsk's star - 28-year old American Mario Austin (206-F/C-82, agency: Strategic Sports). Austin had a very good evening with a double-double of 19 points and 10 rebounds. Of course together with Burtt he helped Dnipro with another comfortable win 84-71 over slightly higher-ranked Ferro-ZNTU (#6, 24-21) being unquestionably team leader. Dnipro's 7th position in the standings has not changed. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 23-22 record is not bad and everything may still change. Austin is a newcomer at Dnipro, but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was American forward Christian Burns (203-F-85, agency: Hart Sports Mngm) of Ferro-ZNTU Zaporozhye (#6). Burns scored 18 points and grabbed sixteen rebounds (!!!). Despite Burns' great performance Ferro-ZNTU lost 71-84 to slightly lower-ranked Dnipro (#7, 23-22). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing Ferro-ZNTU needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 24 victories and 21 lost games. Burns has a great season in Ukraine. After 43 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 17.0ppg (2nd best) and rebounds with 8.5rpg (3rd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Justin Love (188-G-78) of Mykolaiv - 24 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists
5. Dmytro Gliebov (198-F-88) of BC Donetsk - 10 points and 10 rebounds
6. Todd Abernethy (185-G-84) of Halychyna - 16 points, 3 rebounds and 6 assists
7. J.K. Edwards (202-C/F-82) of BC Donetsk - 12 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Alan Wiggins (206-F-85) of Halychyna - 18 points and 8 rebounds
9. Bingo Merriex (204-F-80) of DniproAzot - 12 points and 7 rebounds
10. Gytis Sirutavicius (195-F-83) of DniproAzot - 19 points and 3 rebounds

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


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BBL Round Up Friday 08 April - by Paul Nilsen
The One Health Sharks Sheffield spoiled the victory party for the Mersey Tigers as they ended their regular season on a high thanks to a 83-73 victory over the Tigers, while the Newcastle Eagles and Prestige Homes MK Lions also picked up victories over the Glasgow Rocks and Essex Pirates respectively on Friday evening.



The result for the Sharks coupled with the Eagles 92-83 victory over the Rocks meant that the Eagles secured second place in the League while the Sharks will have to settle for third position as the season draws to a close.



A 24-4 burst to end the first half for the Sharks saw the game broken open as the scores leapt out to 46-28 and despite a 24-9 tear from the Tigers in the final quarter to trim the deficit back to just six points at 76-70, the Sharks secured the victory from the foul-line to give them some confidence heading into the post-season.



The Tigers suffered an injury scare just before the half-time interval as captain Drew Sullivan (203-F-80, college: Villanova) picked up an ankle injury and he was taken to hospital for precautionary X-rays.



At Sport Central, the Eagles had to come from behind to secure the victory, and ultimately second place in the League table, as the Rocks put up a brave fight throughout to try and grab the win. The visitors lead by as many as 12 points at 49-61 in the third quarter, but an 20-6 burst from the Eagles to end the period with the home side leading 69-67.



The Rocks got themselves to within four points at 83-79 with 1:19 remaining in the contest, but they could not get any closer as the Eagles secured the victory from the foul-line.



In the remaining contest on Friday night, the Lions had to work extremely hard to eventually overcome the Essex Pirates 110-104 at the MK Basketball Centre. The visitors led early on in the second quarter at 19-25, but an 8-0 run from the Lions saw them re-take the lead at 27-25 and they would not trail again in the contest.



The home side extended the lead to 15 points at 91-76, but a 10-3 run from the Pirates saw the visitors close the gap to just four points at 105-101 with 31 seconds left in the contest and the home side secured the victory from the foul-line.


Standings - BBL
BBL Standings
 1. Liverpool MT 26-7 
 2. Newcastle 24-8 
 3. Sheffield Sharks 23-9 
 4. Cheshire Jets 20-11 
 5. Plymouth 17-14 
 6. Glasgow Rocks 17-15 
 7. Leicester Riders 15-13 
 8. Guildford Heat 15-16 
 9. Worcester 14-17 
 10. MK Lions 13-19 
 11. Worthing 4-28 
 12. Essex Pirates 1-32 


Stats Leaders - BBL
Points Per Game
 Trey MOORE
  Newcastle
  (192-G-75)
  Avg: 23
 1. Moore, Newcastle23.0 
 2. Bell, Cheshire Jets22.7 
 3. Jackson, Newcastle21.5 
 4. Smith, Newcastle21.2 
 5. Blount, Leices.20.8 
 6. Bolds, MK Lions20.3 
 7. Greer, Cheshire.20.0 
 8. Nelson, MK Lions19.9 
 9. Chapman, Newcastle19.8 
 10. Gilbert, Worcester19.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Matt SCHNECK
  Cheshire Jets
  (203-C-88)
  Avg: 10.4
 1. Schneck, Cheshire.10.4 
 2. Myers, MK Lions9.4 
 3. Nottley, Worthing9.3 
 4. Durant, Worthing9.3 
 5. Rowe, Plymouth8.8 
 6. Tuck, Sheffiel.8.6 
 7. Williams, Sheffi.8.3 
 8. Greer, Cheshire.8.3 
 9. Toney, Liverpoo.8.1 
 10. Cricelli, Worcester8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Trey MOORE
  Newcastle
  (192-G-75)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Moore, Newcastle6.1 
 2. Clark, MK Lions5.3 
 3. Blount, Leices.4.8 
 4. Medlock, Guildfor.4.7 
 5. Middleton, Worce.4.5 
 6. Bolds, MK Lions4.4 
 7. Zabas, Plymouth4.4 
 8. Chapman, Newcastle3.8 
 9. Marks, Plymouth3.7 
 10. Creppy, Worcester3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Demarius BOLDS
  MK Lions
  (190-G-84)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Bolds, MK Lions2.7 
 2. Middleton, Worce.2.2 
 3. Jackson, Newcastle2.2 
 4. Bell, Cheshire Jets2.1 
 5. Livas, Glasgow .1.9 
 6. Medlock, Guildfor.1.9 
 7. Dagostino, Sheffi.1.8 
 8. Murray, Cheshire.1.8 
 9. Gill, MK Lions1.8 
 10. McLemore, Guildf.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Kadiri RICHARD
  Newcastle
  (203-F-80)
  Avg: 2
 1. Richard, Newcastle2.0 
 2. Polk, Plymouth1.9 
 3. Williams, Sheffi.1.1 
 4. Dobbins, Worcester1.0 
 5. Potter, Leices.1.0 
 6. Sturt, Essex P.1.0 
 7. Nelson, MK Lions0.8 
 8. Toney, Liverpoo.0.8 
 9. Woodfork, Worthing0.7 
 10. Rowe, Plymouth0.7 


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The Metro League started with three games - by Hector Lopez
Roberto Amaro (197-F-69) scored 25 points and grabbed 5 rebounds while Ryan Blankson (201-F-80, college: Loyola, IL) netted 9 with 11 rebounds leading Nacional to beat Atenas 93-74 in the opening round for the Metropolitan league. No stas were available for Atenas. Marcelo Perez (194-F-73) netted 17 points for Urunday Universitario beating 25 de Agosto 78-66. These teams did not included in their rosters the import player. Urunday did no complete all the transfer procedures for Steven Toyloy (203-C-87, college: Cincinnati) and 25 de Agosto is still awaiting the arrival of Deshawn Danzey (198-F-84, college: Crichton). In the other game Larraaga with 10 points and 12 rebounds by Jimmy Boston defeated Verdirrojo 81-76.



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Women News

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  BALTIC LEAGUE - Women  


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Mirjam NIKOLAI
  TLU/Volta
  (178-G-86)
  Avg: 18
 1. Nikolai, TL.18.0 
 2. Murauskaya, Berez.17.0 
 3. Belyakova, Spart.16.5 
 4. Anderson, Spart.16.5 
 5. Lacy, Spartak SP16.1 
 6. Givens, Minsk-200615.8 
 7. Kozun, Olimpia15.3 
 8. Dyeva, Serene14.9 
 9. Filonchyk, Olimpia14.1 
 10. Musatava, Victoria13.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Sigita GALDIKAITE
  MRU
  (188-F-90)
  Avg: 10
 1. Galdikaite, MRU10.0 
 2. Iordan, Olimpia8.8 
 3. Murauskaya, Berez.8.6 
 4. Dyeva, Serene8.5 
 5. Kozun, Olimpia8.5 
 6. Aleksaite, MRU8.1 
 7. Kalinichenko, Serene7.8 
 8. Filonchyk, Olimpia7.6 
 9. Paskalenko, Spart.7.5 
 10. Gricaeva, Spart.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Iva CIGLAR
  Spartak SP
  (170-G-85)
  Avg: 5
 1. Ciglar, Spartak SP5.0 
 2. Padabed, Minsk.4.1 
 3. Murauskaya, Berez.4.1 
 4. Zintikaite, MRU3.6 
 5. Kashlei, Olimpia3.5 
 6. Keyru, Spartak SP3.4 
 7. Jakovits, Berezina3.3 
 8. Padshyvalava, Victo.3.2 
 9. Givens, Minsk-20062.9 
 10. Okuneva, TL.2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Ala MURAUSKAYA
  Berezina
  (185-F-85)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Murauskaya, Berez.3.4 
 2. Keyru, Spartak SP3.3 
 3. Padshyvalava, Victo.3.1 
 4. Gricaeva, Spart.2.8 
 5. Miil, TL.2.5 
 6. Belyakova, Spart.2.4 
 7. Martinkute, MRU2.3 
 8. Ciglar, Spartak SP2.3 
 9. Okuneva, TL.2.2 
 10. Givens, Minsk-20062.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Valeria KAST
  Mariana
  (201-C-87)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Kast, Minsk-20061.9 
 2. Galdikaite, MRU1.5 
 3. Murauskaya, Berez.1.4 
 4. Paskalenko, Spart.1.3 
 5. Rashcenia, Victoria1.3 
 6. Istseliatsov., Minsk-.1.1 
 7. Filonchyk, Olimpia1.1 
 8. Aleksaite, MRU0.9 
 9. Kalenta, Berezina0.9 
 10. Mesila-K., Eclex T.0.9 


VICI Kaunas are 2011 Baltic League champions - by Eurobasket News
FINAL
VICI Kaunas - Spartak SP 85-72
VICI Kaunas are 2011 Baltic League champions. They overcame Spartak Saint Petersburg in the Final earlier today. Courtnay Pilypaitis (185-G-88, college: Vermont) came up with 18 points, 6 boards and 4 assists to pace well-balanced effort from VICI. The hosts took over from the starting moments. VICI Kaunas poured in 26 points in the first stanza to grab a 6-point lead. Spartak SP struggled to adjust their defense in the first half. VICI Kaunas capitalized building a 12-point advantage at the interval 42:30. Spartak finally managed to challenge the home team in the third term. The Russian team cut the distance to 11 points with ten minutes remaining. But it was far from enough. VICI Kaunas regained control in the final minutes, scored 22 points and raced to the victory at the end. Ausra Bimbaite (179-G-82) produced 17 points, 13 boards and 5 assists for VICI Kaunas. Marina Solopova (180-G/F-90) had 16 points in the victory. Eugeniya Belyakova responded with 26 points for Spartak SP. Jennifer Lacy delivered 17 points, 5 boards and 4 assists in defeat.

3-4 place
Lemminkainen - Gorizont 77-100
Gorizont stepped on BWBL pedestal. They prevailed against Lithuanian Lemminkainen to earn Bronze medals at the championship. Tatsiana Likhtarovich scored impressive 35 points to pace the Belarusian team. Gorizont and Lemminkainen looked equally matched in the first frame of consololation final in Kaunas. Gorizont eked out a 24:23 lead after ten minutes of action. Lemminkainen bounced back in the second term and snatched a 50:49 advantage at halftime. But the third term killed the intrigue. Gorizont erupted for 31 points in the period limiting Lemminkainen to just 13. The Belarusian team gained a decisive advantage and never looked back en route to the victory. Tatyana Troina (188-F-81, college: S.Carolina) netted 17 points and distributed 7 assists for Gorizont. Aleksandra Khomenchuk and Sviatlana Valko (173-G-89) provided 10 points each for the winners. Irma Raugaite responded with 22 points and 6 boards for Lemminkainen. Rita Milieskiene banked 17 points in the loss.




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Gorizont edge Lemminkainen for Bronze in BWBL - by Eurobasket News
Gorizont - Lemminkainen 100:77

Gorizont stepped on BWBL pedestal. They prevailed against Lithuanian Lemminkainen to earn Bronze medals at the championship. Tatsiana Likhtarovich (180-F/G-88, agency: LBM Management) scored impressive 35 points to pace the Belarusian team.
Gorizont and Lemminkainen looked equally matched in the first frame of consololation final in Kaunas. Gorizont eked out a 24:23 lead after ten minutes of action. Lemminkainen bounced back in the second term and snatched a 50:49 advantage at halftime. But the third term killed the intrigue. Gorizont erupted for 31 points in the period limiting Lemminkainen to just 13. The Belarusian team gained a decisive advantage and never looked back en route to the victory. Tatyana Troina (188-F-81, college: S.Carolina) netted 17 points and distributed 7 assists for Gorizont. Aleksandra Khomenchuk (203-C-89) and Sviatlana Valko (173-G-89) provided 10 points each for the winners. Irma Raugaite (176-G-84) responded with 22 points and 6 boards for Lemminkainen. Rita Milieskiene (175-G-78) banked 17 points in the loss.

Gorizont: Tatsiana Likhtarovich 35, Tatyana Troina 17, Aleksandra Khomenchuk 10, Sviatlana Valko 10
Lemminkainen: Irma Raugaite 22, Rita Milieskiene 17



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Stats Leaders - Women
Points Per Game
 Frida ELDEBRINK
  Frisco Sika
  (174-G-88)
  Avg: 21
 1. Eldebrink, Frisco S.21.0 
 2. Milton-Jones, USK P.19.5 
 3. Reisingerova, Strako.17.6 
 4. Halvarsson, Frisco S.16.8 
 5. Johnova, Strakonice16.8 
 6. Vlkova, Valosun .16.4 
 7. Snajdrova-Z., Trutn.15.5 
 8. Viteckova, USK P.14.9 
 9. Misurova, Trutnov14.7 
 10. Ford, Frisco Sika14.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Cheryl FORD
  Frisco Sika
  (191-F/C-81)
  Avg: 12.7
 1. Ford, Frisco Sika12.7 
 2. Reisingerova, Strako.10.3 
 3. Vecerova, Valosun .9.8 
 4. Kulichova, USK P.7.8 
 5. Milton-Jones, USK P.7.6 
 6. Skerovic, Frisco Sika7.3 
 7. Snajdrova-Z., Trutn.6.9 
 8. Halvarsson, Frisco S.6.8 
 9. Stepanova, VS Praha6.7 
 10. Vetrovcova, Karlov.6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Hana NEZDARILOVA-STANKOVA
  Slovanka MB
  (170-G-84)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Nezdarilova-S., Slovan.5.7 
 2. Skerovic, Frisco Sika5.4 
 3. Uhrova, Strakonice4.2 
 4. Whalen, USK Praha3.3 
 5. Johnova, Strakonice3.1 
 6. Viteckova, USK P.2.8 
 7. Eldebrink, Frisco S.2.7 
 8. Brantlova, VS Praha2.6 
 9. Kysilkova, Hradec K.2.6 
 10. Bednarova, USK P.2.5 
Steals Per Game
 Hana NEZDARILOVA-STANKOVA
  Slovanka MB
  (170-G-84)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Nezdarilova-S., Slovan.3.2 
 2. Skerovic, Frisco Sika2.9 
 3. Brantlova, VS Praha2.4 
 4. Uhrova, Strakonice2.3 
 5. Milton-Jones, USK P.2.2 
 6. Johnova, Strakonice2.2 
 7. Whalen, USK Praha2.1 
 8. Novotna, Slovanka.2.0 
 9. Snajdrova-Z., Trutn.1.9 
 10. Misurova, Trutnov1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Michaela HARTIGOVA
  Hradec Kralove
  (192-C-83)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Hartigova, Hradec K.1.8 
 2. Kulichova, USK P.1.5 
 3. Vecerova, Valosun .1.2 
 4. Milton-Jones, USK P.0.8 
 5. Novakova, Trutnov0.8 
 6. Sipova, Slovanka.0.8 
 7. Halvarsson, Frisco S.0.7 
 8. Reisingerova, Strako.0.7 
 9. Stepanova, VS Praha0.7 
 10. Vodrazkova, Slovanka.0.6 


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  DENMARK - Women  


Stats Leaders - Damenligaen
Points Per Game
 Lauren BECKLEY
  Lemvig
  (181-F/C-)
  Avg: 21.6
 1. Beckley, Lemvig21.6 
 2. Hesseldal, Aabyhoj16.6 
 3. Furgeson, Horsens16.5 
 4. Holmes, Aabyhoj15.7 
 5. Fuller, Falcon15.6 
 6. Tryggedsson, Aabyh.15.4 
 7. Smith, Horsens14.7 
 8. Girdwood, Vaerlose14.4 
 9. Hansen, Falcon14.1 
 10. Jakobsen, Vaerlose13.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jessica FULLER
  Falcon
  (193-C-87)
  Avg: 12.8
 1. Fuller, Falcon12.8 
 2. Holmes, Aabyhoj10.2 
 3. Beckley, Lemvig9.8 
 4. Furgeson, Horsens9.5 
 5. Kruuse, Amager9.4 
 6. Smith, Horsens8.9 
 7. Kielpinski, Lemvig8.7 
 8. Hesseldal, Aabyhoj7.5 
 9. Girdwood, Vaerlose7.2 
 10. Aitch, SISU7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Mie BURLIN
  Lemvig
  (178-G-)
  Avg: 4.2
 1. Burlin, Lemvig4.2 
 2. Lund, SISU4.0 
 3. Krogh, Aabyhoj3.7 
 4. Haven, Vaerlose3.4 
 5. Jensen, Amager3.4 
 6. Blands, SISU3.3 
 7. Hesseldal, Aabyhoj3.0 
 8. Furgeson, Horsens3.0 
 9. Jorgensen, SISU3.0 
 10. Kongeskov, Amager2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Emilie HESSELDAL
  Aabyhoj
  (185-F/C-90)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Hesseldal, Aabyhoj3.2 
 2. Blands, SISU2.6 
 3. Furgeson, Horsens2.5 
 4. Lund, SISU2.4 
 5. Ryder, Horsholm2.2 
 6. Jorgensen, SISU2.2 
 7. Udovalieva, Lemvig1.9 
 8. Deemand, Horsholm1.9 
 9. Beckley, Lemvig1.8 
 10. Kongeskov, Amager1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Jessica FULLER
  Falcon
  (193-C-87)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Fuller, Falcon3.1 
 2. Kielpinski, Lemvig1.6 
 3. Dokkedal, Vaerlose0.9 
 4. Hesseldal, Aabyhoj0.8 
 5. Kruuse, Amager0.7 
 6. Girdwood, Vaerlose0.6 
 7. Aitch, SISU0.6 
 8. Holmes, Aabyhoj0.5 
 9. Gilling, Horsholm0.5 
 10. Laursen, Horsens0.4 


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Stats Leaders - Women
Points Per Game
 Dandra MOSS
  ToPo
  (183-F-88)
  Avg: 25.1
 1. Moss, ToPo25.1 
 2. Pounds, HoNsU24.1 
 3. Vaughn, PeKa23.3 
 4. Tuukkanen, ToPo18.9 
 5. Robinson, Huima18.6 
 6. Karcic, Kerava18.6 
 7. Lassiter, PeKa17.4 
 8. Wright, FoA16.9 
 9. Laaksonen, Espoo T.16.7 
 10. Lomax, Huima15.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kenya ROBINSON
  Huima
  (182-C-70)
  Avg: 14.8
 1. Robinson, Huima14.8 
 2. Freeman, PeKa13.6 
 3. Lomax, Huima13.2 
 4. Moss, ToPo12.3 
 5. Karcic, Kerava12.1 
 6. Lassiter, PeKa11.0 
 7. Vaughn, PeKa10.6 
 8. Laaksonen, Espoo T.10.4 
 9. Jones, Huima10.0 
 10. Tuukkanen, ToPo9.5 
Assists Per Game
 Dionne POUNDS
  HoNsU
  (174-F-84)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Pounds, HoNsU3.6 
 2. Wright, FoA3.5 
 3. Karcic, Kerava3.3 
 4. Moss, ToPo3.0 
 5. Piipari, Catz2.8 
 6. Robinson, Huima2.7 
 7. Lassiter, PeKa2.7 
 8. Freeman, PeKa2.6 
 9. Dettmann, Espoo T.2.4 
 10. Lomax, Huima2.2 
Steals Per Game
 Lisa KARCIC
  Keflavik
  (185-F/C-86)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Karcic, Kerava5.5 
 2. Pounds, HoNsU3.9 
 3. Lassiter, PeKa3.1 
 4. Wright, FoA2.9 
 5. Dettmann, Espoo T.2.9 
 6. Lee, Catz2.8 
 7. Morris, Huima2.4 
 8. Robinson, Huima2.4 
 9. Lomax, Huima2.2 
 10. Freeman, PeKa2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Dandra MOSS
  ToPo
  (183-F-88)
  Avg: 1
 1. Moss, ToPo1.0 
 2. Lomax, Huima0.8 
 3. Laaksonen, Espoo T.0.8 
 4. Freeman, PeKa0.7 
 5. Pounds, HoNsU0.6 
 6. Holopainen, Espoo T.0.6 
 7. Wilson, Espoo Team0.6 
 8. Iiskola, Espoo T.0.6 
 9. Robinson, Huima0.6 
 10. Kosunen, Kerava0.5 


Espoo Team beat ToPo in bronze match - by Elina Koskinen
Espoo team took the bronze medals as they beat ToPo 74-69 in Espoo on Saturday afternoon. Home Team started the game strong and won the first period 24-10. ToPo got in the game in the second period and won it 13-18. Thus the half-time score was 37-28 for Espoo Team. The visitors kept their pace up until the end of the game, though they couldn't take the lead from home team. ToPo narrowed Espoo Teams lead winning the third quarter 18-20 and the fourth quarter 19-21. However Espoo Team survived and took the victory. Niina Laaksonen (185-F/C-85) was the key player of Espoo Team finishing 27 points and 7 rebounds. Laaksonen was assisted by Maija Lahde (183-F-83, college: St.Mary's, CA) with 13 points and Laura Wilson (185-G-84, agency: LBM Management, college: Binghamton) who netted 11 points. Dandra Moss (183-F-88, college: VCU) from ToPo scored the game highest 33 points and she also gathered 9 rebounds. Janika Sundstrom (175-G-87) backed her up by 15 points.

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  GREECE - Women  


Standings - Women
A1 Standings
 1. Athinaikos 21-0 
 2. Aris 13-7 
 3. FEA Neas 13-8 
 4. Panathinaikos 13-8 
 5. DAS Ano Liosa 12-8 
 6. Esperides 12-9 
 7. Panionios 11-9 
 8. Apollon 11-10 
 9. PAOK 9-12 
 10. Proteas 6-14 
 11. Olympiakos 3-18 
 12. Amarillida 0-21 


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  ICELAND - Women  


Keflavik wins the Express League title - by Eurobasket News
Keflavik - Njardvik 61-51 (3-0)

Keflavik is the Express League champion for season 2010/11. They outplayed Njardvik 61-51 last night winning the Finals series with perfect 3-0. It means that Keflavik grabbed back the trophy after two seasons without it. Last time they were champions in 2008. This is not the first title for Keflavik this season as they also celebrated in Icelandic National Cup.
The game was mostly controlled by Keflavik. Njardvik managed to win second period 21-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Keflavik made 8 blocks. The best player for the winners was American power forward Lisa Karcic (185-F/C-86, college: Villanova) who had a double-double by scoring 14 points, 16 rebounds and 4 blocks. The former international guard Palina Gunnlaugsdottir (170-87) chipped in 17 points and 7 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American-Polish forward Julia Demirer (184-81, college: Emmanuel (MA)) who recorded a double-double by scoring 14 points and 14 rebounds and Latvian forward Dita Liepkalne (185-87, college: Hawaii) added 10 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists respectively.
Keflavik ended regular season as No.2 with 15-5 record and later eliminated KR in the Semifinals (3-1).

Keflavik: P.Gunnlaugsdottir 17+7reb+2ast, I.Jakobsdottir 14+3reb+1ast, L.Karcic 14+16reb+2ast, B.Guamundsdottir 7+5reb+5ast, M.Caran 7+4reb+2ast, B.Valgarasdottir 2+9reb+3ast
Njardvik: J.Demirer 14+14reb+1ast, S.Fields 12+7reb+2ast, D.Liepkalne 10+13reb+5ast, A.Helga Palsdottir 8+2reb, K.Jonsdottir 4+4reb+4ast, E.Siguraardottir 3+2reb+1ast
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stats leader
Points Per Game
 Monique MARTIN
  Snaefell
  (180-G-83)
  Avg: 26.7
 1. Martin, Snaefell26.7 
 2. Harris, Fjolnir25.9 
 3. Adamshick, Keflavik24.7 
 4. Fields, Njardvik23.8 
 5. Butler, Hamar23.8 
 6. Snodgrass, Haukar21.3 
 7. Sturludottir, KR19.0 
 8. Morris, KR18.5 
 9. Liepkalne, Njardvik15.9 
 10. Sigurjonsdot., Ham.15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jacquline ADAMSHICK
  Keflavik
  (183-F-84)
  Avg: 15.8
 1. Adamshick, Keflavik15.8 
 2. Butler, Hamar14.4 
 3. Martin, Snaefell14.2 
 4. Buzoka, Fjolnir13.0 
 5. Demirer, Njardvik12.1 
 6. Liepkalne, Njardvik11.2 
 7. Hallgrimsdot., Grinda.10.8 
 8. Muciniece, Snaefell10.3 
 9. Brynjarsdott., Hau.10.0 
 10. Harris, Fjolnir8.4 
Assists Per Game
 Natasha HARRIS
  Fjolnir
  (177-G-86)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Harris, Fjolnir7.3 
 2. Dimovska, Hamar6.4 
 3. Reke, Grindavik5.6 
 4. Fields, Njardvik3.9 
 5. Siguraardott., KR3.9 
 6. Liepkalne, Njardvik3.7 
 7. Gunnlaugsdot., Kefla.3.6 
 8. Butler, Hamar3.4 
 9. Valgarasdott., Kefla.3.4 
 10. Sturludottir, KR3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Natasha HARRIS
  Fjolnir
  (177-G-86)
  Avg: 5.6
 1. Harris, Fjolnir5.6 
 2. Martin, Snaefell4.1 
 3. Reke, Grindavik3.9 
 4. Dimovska, Hamar3.3 
 5. Butler, Hamar2.8 
 6. Adamshick, Keflavik2.6 
 7. Valgarasdott., Kefla.2.3 
 8. Sturludottir, KR2.3 
 9. Aorsteinsdot., KR2.2 
 10. Liepkalne, Njardvik2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Inga BUZOKA
  Fjolnir
  (191-C-81)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Buzoka, Fjolnir3.2 
 2. Butler, Hamar2.9 
 3. Martin, Snaefell2.3 
 4. Muciniece, Snaefell2.1 
 5. Hermannsdott., KR1.8 
 6. Adamshick, Keflavik1.1 
 7. Demirer, Njardvik1.1 
 8. Valgarasdott., Kefla.1.0 
 9. Brynjarsdott., Hau.0.8 
 10. Sturludottir, KR0.8 


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  INDIA - Women  


Geethu becomes the first Indian hoopster to attend WNBA tryout - by M. Rajalingam
Geethu Anna Jose, the finest of the India basketball players, has been selected for the WNBA tryouts in USA. She will be flying in few days to attend the try outs for two of the WNBA teams, the Chicago Sky and the Los Angeles Sparks.

She is the only Indian hoopster, with lots of International credentials to her kitty. She was the leading scorer at the Chennai ABC, becomes the first Indian player to get the top scorer honour at any ABC. She has represented India in several major tournaments, including the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Australia and the 2010 Asian Games basketball championship in Guangzhou (China). She was also the first Indian women to play professionally in Australia, when she represented the Ringwood Hawks, a lower division team in the Womens National Basketball League (WNBL), and won the leagues Most Valuable Player award in 2008.

Geethu has conveyed her sincere thanks to her employer Southern Railway, Harish Sharma of the BFI, and Troy Justice, the Director, NBA India Operations, for all their whole hearted support. She also thanked the Hindustan Group of Institutions, who have come forward to sponsor the tour for Jose to USA. She also thanked Jayashankar Menon, who roped in Hindustan University to sponsor her trip.

The excited basketball player added, 'I am really happy that I have got that chance to attend a tryout in WNBA, which I have been waiting for a long time and it's happened now'. Last time when I had a chat with her, she was telling her dream of playing in the WNBA trials, and I felt happy for her that she is on her right track to achieve her WNBA dreams. It will be proud moment to see an Indian basketball player play in the WNBA league.

Hats off to you, Geethu! and 'Bonne Chance' for your WNBA tryouts.


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  LATVIA - Women  


Stats Leaders - Women
Points Per Game
 Ieva KRASTINA
  LU
  (176-G/F-90)
  Avg: 21.4
 1. Krastina, LU21.4 
 2. Lisnere, Cesis20.8 
 3. Krumberga, TTT R.20.2 
 4. Jakobsone, Cesis17.8 
 5. Jakobsone, TTT Riga16.3 
 6. Egle, Daugavpils16.1 
 7. Teilane, RTU-Merks15.4 
 8. Surkusa, TTT J.15.3 
 9. Butler, TTT Riga14.5 
 10. Eibele, TTT Riga14.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Liga SURKUSA
  TTT Riga
  (192-C-91)
  Avg: 12
 1. Surkusa, TTT J.12.0 
 2. Teilane, RTU-Merks11.3 
 3. Lisnere, Cesis11.1 
 4. Lagzdina, TTT J.11.1 
 5. Butler, TTT Riga9.5 
 6. Geistarde-Z., Cesis9.2 
 7. Nimane, TTT Riga8.6 
 8. Pavlovska, RTU-M.8.5 
 9. Zdanovska, Liepajas8.5 
 10. Veidere, TTT K.8.2 
Assists Per Game
 Anda EIBELE
  TTT Riga
  (170-G-84)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Eibele, TTT Riga6.4 
 2. Jevsejeva, Dauga.4.4 
 3. Krastina, LU4.1 
 4. Karklina, TTT Riga3.8 
 5. Neimane, TTT J.3.1 
 6. Butler, TTT Riga3.0 
 7. Pavlovska, TTT Riga2.7 
 8. Kazakevica, Dauga.2.7 
 9. Sarja, TTT Juniores2.6 
 10. Krumberga, TTT R.2.6 
Steals Per Game
 Ieva KRASTINA
  LU
  (176-G/F-90)
  Avg: 4.4
 1. Krastina, LU4.4 
 2. Karklina, TTT Riga3.4 
 3. Butler, TTT Riga2.9 
 4. Krumberga, TTT R.2.8 
 5. Pavlovska, TTT Riga2.7 
 6. Eibele, TTT Riga2.7 
 7. Nimane, TTT Riga2.4 
 8. Kazakevica, Dauga.2.4 
 9. Bridina, TTT K.2.4 
 10. Zeltina, Cesis2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Anita TEILANE
  Satu Mare
  (196-C-85)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Teilane, RTU-Merks3.4