EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 4/3/2011

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  ARGENTINA   


Standings - LigaA
LigaA Standings
 1. Obras 21-8 
 2. Penarol 19-10 
 3. Lanus 18-11 
 4. La Union 18-11 
 5. Libertad S. 17-12 
 6. Estudiantes 16-13 
 7. Atenas 16-13 
 8. Club 9 14-15 
 9. Gimnasia CR 14-15 
 10. Quimsa 14-16 
 11. Regatas C. 14-16 
 12. Boca Jrs 12-18 
 13. Olimpico LB 11-17 
 14. Monte Hermoso 10-19 
 15. Sionista 10-19 
 16. Argentino 9-20 


Stats Leaders - LigaA

Points Per Game
 Joseph BUNN
  Argentino
  (198-F/C-75)
  Avg: 20
 1. Bunn, Argentino20.0 
 2. Jackson, La Union20.0 
 3. Lo Grippo, Quimsa17.0 
 4. Meyinsse, Club 916.8 
 5. Johnson, Monte H.16.8 
 6. Gutierrez, Obras16.3 
 7. Galindo, Libertad S.16.2 
 8. Taylor, Lanus15.3 
 9. Salles, Monte H.14.9 
 10. Gutierrez, Penarol14.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ruben GARCES
  La Union
  (206-C/F-73)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Garces, La Union10.7 
 2. Gutierrez, Obras10.2 
 3. Kammerichs, Regat.10.1 
 4. Battle, Libertad S.9.2 
 5. Rollins, Gimnasia.8.8 
 6. Williams, Atenas8.3 
 7. Kante, Olimpico LB8.2 
 8. Johnson, Monte H.8.1 
 9. Alston, Boca Jrs7.6 
 10. Leiva, Penarol7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Pepe SANCHEZ
  Estudiantes
  (193-G-77)
  Avg: 7
 1. Sanchez, Estudian.7.0 
 2. Martinez, Regat.6.0 
 3. Labaque, Atenas5.3 
 4. Salles, Monte H.4.8 
 5. Ginobili, Libertad S.4.5 
 6. Cequeira, Obras4.2 
 7. Franco, Sionista3.7 
 8. Treise, Quimsa3.4 
 9. Victoriano, Lanus3.2 
 10. Sartorelli, Argentino3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Pepe SANCHEZ
  Estudiantes
  (193-G-77)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Sanchez, Estudian.3.4 
 2. Sciutto, Monte H.2.6 
 3. Martinez, Regat.2.5 
 4. Salles, Monte H.2.5 
 5. Labaque, Atenas2.4 
 6. Cequeira, Obras2.4 
 7. Williams, Atenas2.3 
 8. Okosa, Gimnasia CR2.3 
 9. Selleaze, Libertad S.2.3 
 10. Moodie, Boca Jrs2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Robert BATTLE
  Libertad S.
  (204-C-81)
  Avg: 2
 1. Battle, Libertad S.2.0 
 2. Johnson, Monte H.1.4 
 3. Meyinsse, Club 91.3 
 4. Kammerichs, Regat.1.2 
 5. Gutierrez, Obras1.1 
 6. Williams, Atenas1.0 
 7. Alston, Boca Jrs1.0 
 8. Aguerre, Estudian.0.9 
 9. Tintorelli, Quimsa0.8 
 10. Levy, Lanus0.8 


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  AUSTRALIA   


Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Kirk PENNEY
  Breakers
  (196-G-80)
  Avg: 20.1
 1. Penney, Breakers20.1 
 2. Ervin, Hawks20.1 
 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. Vukona, Breakers7.6 
 4. Nevill, Tigers7.4 
 5. Worthington, Blaze7.0 
 6. Williams, Tigers6.8 
 7. Schenscher, Croco.6.8 
 8. Holmes, 36ers6.8 
 9. Crosswhite, Taipa.6.8 
 10. Clark, Blaze6.8 
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, Crocodiles3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Damian MARTIN
  Wildcats
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Martin, Wildcats2.3 
 2. Crawford, Croco.1.5 
 3. Carter, 36ers1.4 
 4. Shannon, 36ers1.4 
 5. Saville, Hawks1.4 
 6. Tovey, Wildcats1.3 
 7. Williams, Tigers1.3 
 8. Ervin, Hawks1.3 
 9. Braswell, Breakers1.3 
 10. Ellis, Crocodiles1.2 
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. Nevill, Tigers1.1 
 5. Schenscher, Croco.1.1 
 6. Worthington, Blaze1.1 
 7. Crosswhite, Taipa.1.0 
 8. Freeman, Croco.0.9 
 9. Gilder, Sydney K.0.9 
 10. Sanders, Sydney K.0.9 


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


Standings - NBL
NBL Standings
 1. Breakers 22-6 
 2. Crocodiles 17-11 
 3. Taipans 16-12 
 4. Wildcats 16-12 
 5. Hawks 15-13 
 6. Blaze 13-15 
 7. Tigers 10-18 
 8. 36ers 9-19 
 9. Sydney K. 8-20 


2011 Oceania Championships set for September - by Eurobasket News
FIBA Oceania 2011 Championships are set to take place in September. Australian and New Zealand selections (both men and women) will fight for the spot at the London Olympic Games in three-game series. The exact dates are September 7, 9 and 11. Each day will include double-headers with Australian Boomers and Opals fighting against New Zealand Tall Blacks and Tall Ferns. The games will take place in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney.


Big V: Melton makes short shrift of long road - by Eurobasket News
MELTON Thoroughbreds are on the board in Big V Basketball after overpowering Cranbourne Cavaliers by 26 points at the weekend.
The long road trip was no obstacle to the Thoroughbreds, who won 80-54.

The win squares up Melton's division2 season at one win and one loss, putting the Thoroughbreds third of eight teams in the Watson pool.

Matt Deppeler's 21 points led the scoring on Saturday night as he shot at 50per cent from the field, while Luke Cavanagh (G) (18) and Mark Linnett (198-F-80) (14 and eight rebounds) also reached double figures.

Melton led by four points at the first change then powered away, shooting 22 points at 62per cent in the second term to open an 11-point lead at half-time.

Melton may have lost the rebounds by three and finished level on the turn-over count, but they shot at 47per cent in the third quarter and 42per cent in the fourth to continue pulling away from a Cranbourne team that finished the night at just 29.9per cent from the field.

Deppeler had two steals and an equal team-high three assists to go with his points.

The road trips get longer this weekend as Melton travels to Horsham on Saturday night.
Courtesy of: meltonweekly.com.au


Giants' road to Demarcus - by Eurobasket News
T IS the leagues toughest road trip at the best of times, let alone in Round 1 with a new-look side.

And although it was not able to bring home the points, the Coburg Giants Big V mens Division 2 side took much from a narrow three-point loss to Mildura.

Most notable was the performance of the clubs recently signed US import Demarcus Berry.

Giants coach Jason Lee said the three-point, 81-78, defeat at the hands of a side many consider to be the title favourites had given his team confidence.

Lee said the Heat was no longer too hot to handle and, despite the loss, his players had proved it.

They are a really tall side. Theyve got six players over six-foot-six. We had a couple of our big guys out, Lee said.

They are probably still the favourites to win the title, but we showed them that were a side to look out for this season.

We led for probably 37 minutes of the game. They just got to us at the end ... players get tired during a game but the tall guys dont get any shorter.

Heats Jermaine Williams was dominant for the home side, piling in 29 points, pulling down 11 rebounds and picking up four steals during an industrious 42 minutes.

Teammate, former NBL star and Boomers representative, Glen Barlow (204-C-81, college: Wisc.-Parkside) second top-scored for the winners with 17 points and 12 rebounds.

Despite Barlows numbers, Lee was happy with his players efforts to quell his impact.

But Coburgs shining light in the narrow defeat was Berry.

The sharpshooting guard, who last year played with ABA side Detroit Hoops and is destined to become an Australian basketball household name, dazzled fans on his way to 17 points, 12 rebounds and four assists.

Lee was impressed. He made a big impact. He worked really well with the team, he said. I think hes one of the best players in the league ... Id say hed be top-10. He comes with big credentials, having played ABA in America.

Lee said club officials had been looking for an import and were besotted with Berry after seeing an online highlights package he sent them.

Giants secretary David Nadalin said Coburg had placed enormous importance on securing an import, as rival clubs had recruited actively during the off-season.

Were finding a lot of other clubs are doing the same, we felt wed be at a bit of a disadvantage by not having someone of a higher calibre, and he is that, he said.

* THE Giants women returned to the Big V court after a two-season hiatus with a five-point loss to Melbourne University last Saturday night.

* SUNBURY Jets defeated Coburg in Youth League 2 last Sunday.
Courtesy of: moreland-leader.whereilive.com.au




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  AUSTRIA   


Austrian A Bundesliga round 10 (Second Stage) best performance: Christoph Nagler - by Eurobasket News
Former international guard Christoph Nagler (194-G-84) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Xion Dukes Klosterneuburg, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 10 (Second Stage).
The 26-year old player was the main contributor (24 points, three assists) to his team's victory, helping them to crush Arkadia (#3, 20-12) with 16-point margin 108-92. Xion Dukes Klosterneuburg ended regular season as No.5 with 18-14 record and reached the Playoff Quarterfinals. In the team's last game Nagler had a remarkable five three-pointers out of 8 attempts. He has many years of experience at Xion Dukes Klosterneuburg, through which he has constantly improved. Christoph Nagler has solid league stats. He is in league's top in points (9th best: 16.6ppg) and averages impressive 53.6% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 34-year old American Kevin Houston (194-F/G-76, agency: Interperformances) of Arkadia Traiskirchen Lions. Houston had a very good evening with 27 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists. Bad luck as Arkadia lost that game 92-108 to slightly lower-ranked Klosterneub. (#5, 18-14). This loss caused Arkadia to drop to 3rd position in group A (20-12 record). Houston is well-known at Arkadia and is a proven leader in his second season with the team. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 18.8ppg (#5). He also registered 6.2 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was forward Aleksandar Djuric (210-F/C-82) of UBC okoStadt Gussing Knights (Group B). Djuric scored 15 points and grabbed ten rebounds. Despite Djuric's great performance Gussing lost 79-94 to ranked St.Polten. Djuric has a great season in Austria. After 32 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 7.5rpg (9th best). Aleksandar Djuric has also Austrian passport and can play in the league with a status of domestic player.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Richard Poiger (201-F-87) of St.Polten - 22 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Anthony Shavies (191-G-83) of Furstenfeld - 22 points and 7 assists
6. Alen Trepalovac (214-C-85) of BC Vienna - 18 points, 12 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Romed Vieider (196-F-91) of Wels - 26 points and 5 rebounds
8. Bruce Fields (197-F-80) of Wels - 13 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists
9. Joe Dean Shawn (199-F-87) of Oberwart - 24 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Shawn Ray (194-F-80) of Furstenfeld - 14 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)


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  BELARUS   


OZZA and Lokomotiv sweep the Quarterfinal series - by Eurobasket News
OZZA and Lokomotiv sweep the Quarterfinal series and will join Minsk-2006 and Grodno in the Semifinals. OZAA won over Borisfen 96:70, while Lokomotiv destroyed Sozh 101:68.
OZAA opened the game with 23-19 over Borisfen and added 17-11 in the second period. Moreover the guests won the third and the last periods to seal the victory. Kanstantin Yafremov (202-F-86) stepped up with 28 points and 14 rebounds, while Sergei Charikov (185-G-82) posted 22. Oleksandr Rychlyuk (208-F/C-84) replied with 23 points and 13 rebounds in the losing effort.
Lokomotiv destroyed Sozh 101:68 to win the series 2-0. After a road win in Game 1 Lokomotiv started with 30-10 and never looked behind after. The hosts pushed the tempo even more later in the game to reach three-digits in the game. Victor Ovsepian (200-F-91) top-scored for the winners with 22 points and Malkov Artem netted 18. Skripkaru ended up with 13 points in the losing case.


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  BELGIUM   


Standings - Division I
D1 Standings
 1. Charleroi 20-1 
 2. Aalstar 17-6 
 3. M.Hainaut 13-8 
 4. Antwerp 13-9 
 5. Oostende 11-11 
 6. Liege 7-15 
 7. Verviers-Pep. 7-15 
 8. Leuven 7-15 
 9. Gent 4-19 


Stats Leaders - Division I
Points Per Game
 Stefon JACKSON
  Verviers-Pep.
  (196-G-85)
  Avg: 16.2
 1. Jackson, Verviers.16.2 
 2. Copeland, Aalstar16.1 
 3. Taylor, M.Hainaut16.0 
 4. Mallet, Charleroi15.8 
 5. Lojeski, Oostende15.4 
 6. Black, Antwerp15.2 
 7. Hilliard, Aalstar15.0 
 8. Waters, Verviers.14.8 
 9. Freeman, Verviers.14.6 
 10. Miller, Leuven14.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Rashaun FREEMAN
  Verviers-Pep.
  (206-C/F-84)
  Avg: 7.9
 1. Freeman, Verviers.7.9 
 2. Randle, Gent7.7 
 3. Young, Aalstar7.6 
 4. Hilliard, Aalstar7.5 
 5. Tofi, Leuven7.3 
 6. Stipanovic, Liege7.0 
 7. Jackson, Verviers.6.6 
 8. Copeland, Aalstar6.2 
 9. Brown, Antwerp6.1 
 10. Gay, Verviers-Pep.6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Darrel MITCHELL
  Oostende
  (180-G-84)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Mitchell, Oostende4.5 
 2. Hatten, M.Hainaut3.8 
 3. Dagunduro, Leuven3.7 
 4. Waters, Verviers.3.3 
 5. Hopkins, Antwerp3.1 
 6. Moors, Antwerp3.0 
 7. Mallet, Charleroi2.8 
 8. Lewis, M.Hainaut2.8 
 9. Burrell, Aalstar2.6 
 10. Miller, Leuven2.6 
Steals Per Game
 Michael JENKINS
  Liege
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Jenkins, Liege2.8 
 2. Hatten, M.Hainaut2.6 
 3. Hopkins, Antwerp2.4 
 4. Mallet, Charleroi2.3 
 5. Mitchell, Oostende2.0 
 6. Dagunduro, Leuven2.0 
 7. Wilson, Antwerp2.0 
 8. Taylor, M.Hainaut1.9 
 9. McCauley, M.Hai.1.6 
 10. Bosco, Gent1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Salah MEJRI
  Antwerp
  (214-C-86)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Mejri, Antwerp1.6 
 2. Riddick, Charleroi1.6 
 3. Johnson, Aalstar1.1 
 4. Randle, Gent0.8 
 5. Tofi, Leuven0.7 
 6. Young, Aalstar0.7 
 7. Stipanovic, Liege0.5 
 8. Freeman, Verviers.0.5 
 9. Pelle, Oostende0.5 
 10. Copeland, Aalstar0.4 


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  BRAZIL   


Standings - BNL
NBB Standings
 1. Pinheiros/Sky 20-7 
 2. Flamengo 20-7 
 3. BRB/Brasilia 20-8 
 4. Vivo/Franca 19-8 
 5. Itabom/Bauru 18-9 
 6. Unitri/Universo 18-9 
 7. Araldite/Univille 17-10 
 8. S.Jose/Vinac 14-13 
 9. Pitagoras/Minas 13-14 
 10. Winner/Limeira 11-16 
 11. Paulistano 8-19 
 12. Araraquara 8-19 
 13. Vitoria 7-20 
 14. Assis Basket 5-22 
 15. Vila Velha CETAF 5-22 


NBB Round 29: BRB/Brasilia defeats Araldite/Univille in the closest game of the week - by Eurobasket News
There will be only one (last) round of the Regular Season in NBB.

The most exciting game of round 29 in the NBB took place in Brasilia. This derby game ended with only two-point defeat on the road of 7th ranked Araldite/Univille (17-10) to third ranked BRB/Brasilia (20-8) 90-88 on Friday evening. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Araldite/Univille. The hosts trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 24-16 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Defending champion maintains third place with 20-8 record having just -1 point less than leader Pinheiros/Sky. Araldite/Univille at the other side keeps the seventh position with ten games lost. BRB/Brasilia will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Araldite/Univille will play on the road against Unitri/Universo (#6) in Uberlandia and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
NBB top team - Pinheiros/Sky (20-7) added another victory to their record. This time they beat twelfth ranked Araraquara (8-19) 90-82. Pinheiros/Sky maintains first place with 20-7 record, which they share with Flamengo. Araraquara at the other side dropped to the eleventh position with 19 games lost. They share it with Paulistano. Pinheiros/Sky will play against Vivo/Franca (#4) in Sao Paulo in the next round. Araraquara will play at home against Paulistano (#11) in Sao Paolo and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Sao Jose was also quite interesting. Second ranked Flamengo (20-7) played at the court of 8th ranked Sao Jose/Vinac (14-13). Flamengo defeated Sao Jose/Vinac 81-70 on Friday. Flamengo keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Pinheiros/Sky. Sao Jose/Vinac lost third consecutive game. They keep the eighth place with 13 games lost. Flamengo will meet Winner/Limeira (#10) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Sao Jose/Vinac will play against Pitagoras/Minas in Belo Horizonte and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
A very interesting game took place in Vitória. It ended with only one-point defeat on the road of 14th ranked Assis Basket (5-22) to thirteenth ranked Vitoria (7-20) 87-86 in the fight for the thirteenth place. Newly promoted Vitoria maintains thirteenth place with 7-20 record. Assis Basket lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the fourteenth position with 22 games lost. Vitoria's next round opponent will be higher ranked Itabom/Bauru (#5) in Sao Paulo and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Assis Basket will play on the road against Vila Velha CETAF (#15) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
10th ranked Winner/Limeira (11-16) was outscored at home by ninth ranked Pitagoras/Minas (13-14) with the biggest margin this round 89-61 on Friday night. Pitagoras/Minas maintains ninth place with 13-14 record. Loser Winner/Limeira keeps the tenth position with 16 games lost. Pitagoras/Minas will face higher ranked Sao Jose/Vinac (#8) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Winner/Limeira will play against the league's second-placed Flamengo and will have a slim chance for a victory.

In the last two games of round 29 Paulistano was destroyed by Vivo/Franca on the opponent's court 94-74. Bottom-ranked Vila Velha CETAF unfortunately lost to Itabom/Bauru in a home game 76-93.



BRB/Brasilia - Araldite/Univille 90-88

The most exciting game of round 29 in the NBB took place in Brasilia. This derby game ended with only two-point defeat on the road of 7th ranked Araldite/Univille (17-10) to third ranked BRB/Brasilia (20-8) 90-88 on Friday evening. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Araldite/Univille. The hosts trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 24-16 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Defending champion maintains third place with 20-8 record having just -1 point less than leader Pinheiros/Sky. Araldite/Univille at the other side keeps the seventh position with ten games lost. BRB/Brasilia will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Araldite/Univille will play on the road against Unitri/Universo (#6) in Uberlandia and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 102831


Winner/Limeira - Pitagoras/Minas 61-89

10th ranked Winner/Limeira (11-16) was outscored at home by ninth ranked Pitagoras/Minas (13-14) with the biggest margin this round 89-61 on Friday night. The game without a history. Pitagoras/Minas led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Pitagoras/Minas maintains ninth place with 13-14 record. Loser Winner/Limeira keeps the tenth position with 16 games lost. Pitagoras/Minas will face higher ranked Sao Jose/Vinac (#8) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Winner/Limeira will play against the league's second-placed Flamengo and will have a slim chance for a victory.
gschID: 102832


S.Jose/Vinac - Flamengo 70-81

The game in Sao Jose was also quite interesting. Second ranked Flamengo (20-7) played at the court of 8th ranked Sao Jose/Vinac (14-13). Flamengo defeated Sao Jose/Vinac 81-70 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Flamengo. Sao Jose/Vinac managed to win fourth quarter 23-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Flamengo keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Pinheiros/Sky. Sao Jose/Vinac lost third consecutive game. They keep the eighth place with 13 games lost. Flamengo will meet Winner/Limeira (#10) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Sao Jose/Vinac will play against Pitagoras/Minas in Belo Horizonte and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 102833


Araraquara - Pinheiros/Sky 82-90

NBB top team - Pinheiros/Sky (20-7) added another victory to their record. This time they beat twelfth ranked Araraquara (8-19) 90-82. The guests were already 15 points ahead at halftime and as many as 17 after three quarters before a 29-20 last quarter charge of Araraquara cut the lead to 90-82 at the end of the game. Pinheiros/Sky maintains first place with 20-7 record, which they share with Flamengo. Araraquara at the other side dropped to the eleventh position with 19 games lost. They share it with Paulistano. Pinheiros/Sky will play against Vivo/Franca (#4) in Sao Paulo in the next round. Araraquara will play at home against Paulistano (#11) in Sao Paolo and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 102834


Vivo/Franca - Paulistano 94-74

Very expected game in Sao Paulo where 11th ranked Paulistano (8-19) was crushed by fourth ranked Vivo/Franca (19-8) 94-74 on Friday. The game without a history. Vivo/Franca led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Vivo/Franca have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain fourth place with 19-8 record. Loser Paulistano keeps the eleventh position with 19 games lost. Vivo/Franca will face league's leader Pinheiros/Sky in Sao Paolo in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Paulistano will play on the road against Araraquara (#12) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 102835


Vitoria - Assis Basket 87-86

A very interesting game took place in Vitória. It ended with only one-point defeat on the road of 14th ranked Assis Basket (5-22) to thirteenth ranked Vitoria (7-20) 87-86 in the fight for the thirteenth place. Newly promoted Vitoria maintains thirteenth place with 7-20 record. Assis Basket lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the fourteenth position with 22 games lost. Vitoria's next round opponent will be higher ranked Itabom/Bauru (#5) in Sao Paulo and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Assis Basket will play on the road against Vila Velha CETAF (#15) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 102836


Vila Velha CETAF - Itabom/Bauru 76-93

Very predictable result when sixth ranked Itabom/Bauru (18-9) defeated on the road bottom-ranked Vila Velha CETAF (5-22) 93-76 on Friday. The guests trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 56-37 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Itabom/Bauru moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Unitri/Universo. Vila Velha CETAF lost sixth consecutive game. They stay dead last with 22 lost games. Itabom/Bauru will face Vitoria (#13) in Vitória in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Vila Velha CETAF will play at home against Assis Basket and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 102837




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  BULGARIA   


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Priest LAUDERDALE
  Levski
  (221-C-73)
  Avg: 23.2
 1. Lauderdale, Cherno.23.2 
 2. Lilov, Rilski S.23.2 
 3. Harper, Levski22.9 
 4. Dimitrov, Spartak19.3 
 5. Bozov, Balkan17.5 
 6. Naydenov, Chernomo.16.8 
 7. Davidov, Balkan15.3 
 8. Govedarov, Tundja15.2 
 9. Kambala, Lukoil A.14.4 
 10. Yanev, Cherno More14.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Priest LAUDERDALE
  Levski
  (221-C-73)
  Avg: 13.1
 1. Lauderdale, Cherno.13.1 
 2. Varbanov, Tundja11.0 
 3. Yanev, Cherno More8.7 
 4. Todorov, Spartak7.7 
 5. Georgiev, Levski7.5 
 6. Kolev, Cherno More7.3 
 7. Mijovic, Rilski S.6.9 
 8. Radojevic, Rilski S.6.8 
 9. Peterson, Lukoil A.6.7 
 10. Kambala, Lukoil A.6.7 
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, Tundja4.1 
 5. Dyakovski, Spartak4.0 
 6. James, Lukoil A.4.0 
 7. Heath, Lukoil A.3.9 
 8. Gruev, Rilski S.3.7 
 9. Zahariev, Chernomo.3.6 
 10. Gonner, Balkan3.6 
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. Heath, Lukoil A.1.9 
 5. Lilov, Rilski S.1.7 
 6. James, Lukoil A.1.7 
 7. Radionov, Tundja1.7 
 8. Dimitrov, Spartak1.7 
 9. Bowman, Lukoil A.1.6 
 10. Stojanovski, Lukoil A.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Priest LAUDERDALE
  Levski
  (221-C-73)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Lauderdale, Cherno.2.4 
 2. Doychinov, Balkan1.4 
 3. Varbanov, Tundja1.0 
 4. Radojevic, Rilski S.0.8 
 5. Mijovic, Rilski S.0.8 
 6. Cole, Levski0.8 
 7. Neuhaus, Chernomo.0.7 
 8. Banev, Lukoil A.0.7 
 9. Vaklinov, Rilski S.0.7 
 10. Iliev, Cherno More0.6 


Standings A1
NBL Standings
 1. Lukoil Academik 23-0 
 2. Levski 18-5 
 3. Balkan 14-10 
 4. Rilski Sportist 10-13 
 5. Cherno More 10-14 
 6. Tundja 9-14 
 7. Spartak 6-18 
 8. Chernomorets 4-20 


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  CROATIA   


Stats Leaders - A1
Points Per Game
 Hrvoje PULJKO
  Kvarner 2010
  (193-G-83)
  Avg: 23
 1. Puljko, Kvarner .23.0 
 2. Zitko, Trogir19.5 
 3. Petkovic, Svjetlost18.0 
 4. Krapic, Zabok17.6 
 5. Mimica, KK Split17.5 
 6. Saric, Dubrava17.2 
 7. Krolo, Darda16.6 
 8. Ridl, Darda15.9 
 9. Bakovic, Darda15.8 
 10. Sobin, KK Split15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ante KRAPIC
  Cibona
  (202-F-85)
  Avg: 9.4
 1. Krapic, Zabok9.4 
 2. Saric, Dubrava9.3 
 3. Krolo, Darda9.2 
 4. Radic, Alkar Sinj7.9 
 5. Sobin, KK Split7.8 
 6. Ridl, Darda6.6 
 7. Ragsdale, Kvarner .6.3 
 8. Grgurevic, KK Split5.8 
 9. Zupic, Alkar Sinj5.7 
 10. Vukicevic, Svjetlost5.6 
Assists Per Game
 Milan KARAKAS
  Trogir
  (190-G-80)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Karakas, Trogir6.4 
 2. Petkovic, Svjetlost5.5 
 3. Blajic, Trogir4.3 
 4. Blajic, Alkar Sinj4.1 
 5. Tomeljak, Zabok3.9 
 6. Delas, Alkar Sinj3.6 
 7. Jugo, Kvarner 20103.5 
 8. Saric, Dubrava3.1 
 9. Dosen, Dubrovnik3.1 
 10. Subotic, KK Split3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Teo PETANI
  Borik
  (190-G-88)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Petani, Borik2.1 
 2. Saric, Dubrava2.1 
 3. Anzulovic, Alkar Sinj2.0 
 4. Kamaldin, Darda1.9 
 5. Blajic, Trogir1.8 
 6. Tomeljak, Zabok1.8 
 7. Bicvic, Darda1.8 
 8. Swift, Darda1.8 
 9. Puljko, Kvarner .1.6 
 10. Sobin, KK Split1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Filip KRALJEVIC
  Zabok
  (214-F-89)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Kraljevic, Zabok1.4 
 2. Vitali, Trogir1.2 
 3. Sobin, KK Split1.2 
 4. Saric, Dubrava1.1 
 5. Ragsdale, Kvarner .1.0 
 6. Vladovic, Trogir1.0 
 7. Krolo, Darda1.0 
 8. Ridl, Darda0.9 
 9. Vukicevic, Svjetlost0.9 
 10. Sarlija, Borik0.8 


A1 Standings
A1 Standings
Group A
 1. KK Zagreb CO 3-0 
 2. Cedevita 2-0 
 3. KK Split 2-1 
 4. Zadar 2-2 
 5. Borik 1-2 
 6. Alkar Sinj 1-2 
 7. Cibona 0-2 
 8. Zabok 0-2 
Group B
 1. Kvarner 2010 3-1 
 2. Trogir 3-1 
 3. Darda 2-2 
 4. Svjetlost 2-2 
 5. Dubrava 2-2 
 6. Dubrovnik 0-4 


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  EL SALVADOR   


End of Regular Season in Liga Premier - by Jaime Arevalo
This down is the Final Classification of the Salvadorean Liga Premier, at the end of Phase 2 of regular season: the first eight teams advance to Qualifying phase-Playoffs.

1. DENVER 19-1
2. ITCA 16-4
3. ExSAL 14-6
4. HALCONES/AMSS 14-6
5. DELGADENSE/UES 14-6
6. SAN MARCOS 8-12
7. ExBAU 7-13
8. BIOMEDICAL 6-14
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9. QUEZALTEPEQUE 7-13
10. MAYDA FELINOS 4-16
11. SANTA TECLA 2-18

The Quarterfinals pairings are as follows:

DENVER - BIOMEDICAL
DELGADENSE/UES - HALCONES/AMSS
ExSAL - SAN MARCOS
ITCA - ExBAU

will best of 3 games, the winners will play in Semifinals, and the Final Game will be played in single game-sudden death format




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  ESTONIA   


EMKL Round 1 of Quarter-Finals - by Eurobasket News
Rakvere - Valga/CKE 94-80

Rakvere posted the first win in the quarterfinal series versus Valga/CKE. The game was mostly controlled by BC Rakvere. Valga/CKE managed to win third quarter 27-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. BC Rakvere forced 20 Valga/CKE turnovers. American guard Matthew Hall (191-86, college: Stonehill) stepped up and scored 22 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners and Latvian guard Raimonds Vaikulis (191-80, agency: RIZO) chipped in 23 points and 5 rebounds. Hall is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. At the losing side American forward Anthony Brown (203-86, college: Oklahoma St.) responded with 19 points and 6 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and the former international forward Ando Tagamets (200-79) scored 17 points and 8 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Rakvere: R.Vaikulis 23+5reb+2ast, M.Hall 22+8reb+7ast, I.Timermanis 21+3reb+1ast, J.Vahter 11+4reb+3ast, V.Viljar 10+3reb, B.McGee 5+5reb+4ast
Valga/CKE: A.Brown 19+6reb+3ast, A.Tagamets 17+8reb+1ast, A.Vasar 14+3reb, D.Winston 12+2reb+4ast, T.Oja 9+3reb, V.Vares 6+5reb
gschID: 125427


TTU/Kalev - Rapla 89-53

TTU/Kalev cruised past Rapla in the opener. The hosts trailed by 5 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 16-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 89-53. TTU/Kalev dominated on the defensive end, holding Rapla to just 6 points in second quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Rapla's 34. TTU/Kalev forced 23 Rapla turnovers and outrebounded them 48-29 including a 34-22 advantage in defensive rebounds. 24 personal fouls committed by Rapla helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American-DR Congolese forward Bambale Osby (203-86, college: Maryland) stepped up and scored 17 points and 9 rebounds for the winners and the former international power forward Kristjan Makke (205-81, college: W.Illinois) chipped in 14 points and 11 rebounds. Osby is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Four TTU/Kalev players scored in double figures. At the losing side power forward Raido Ringmets (204-83) responded with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds and swingman Heigo Erm (190-80) scored 12 points and 6 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games.
Top scorers:
TTU/Kalev: B.Osby 17+9reb+1ast, K.Makke 14+11reb, M.Klementsov 13+2reb+4ast, C.Archibald 12+6reb+3ast, M.Kurg 11+3reb+1ast, I.Pilk 8+6reb+3ast
Rapla: R.Ringmets 16+10reb, H.Erm 12+6reb+1ast, R.Laane 12+1reb+2ast, S.Kaldre 6+2reb+1ast, R.Raap 3+3reb+1ast, I.Kajupank 2+3reb
gschID: 125428




Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Curtis ALLEN
  Voru KK
  (193-G-85)
  Avg: 19.1
 1. Allen, Voru KK19.1 
 2. Thornton, Voru KK18.7 
 3. Saage, Rakvere18.1 
 4. Erm, Rapla17.2 
 5. Vaikulis, Rakvere16.8 
 6. Raap, Parnu16.6 
 7. Brown, Va.16.4 
 8. Raadik, Parnu16.2 
 9. Arnold, TT.15.7 
 10. Osby, TT.15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Andrais THORNTON
  Penafiel
  (203-C-85)
  Avg: 12.2
 1. Thornton, Voru KK12.2 
 2. Brown, Va.11.3 
 3. Arnold, TT.11.0 
 4. Allen, Voru KK10.5 
 5. Ringmets, Rapla9.8 
 6. Osby, TT.9.4 
 7. Kuuba, Voru KK8.9 
 8. Eziukwu, TU/Rock8.4 
 9. Pokla, Rakvere7.4 
 10. Dunigan, Kalev/Cr.7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Valmo KRIISA
  TTU/Kalev
  (190-G-74)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Kriisa, TT.3.7 
 2. Vaikulis, Rakvere3.4 
 3. Sokk, Kalev/Cramo3.4 
 4. Sokk, TU/Rock3.3 
 5. Tsintsadze, TU/Rock3.0 
 6. Allen, Voru KK2.8 
 7. Tamm, Kalev/Cramo2.8 
 8. Pokla, Rakvere2.7 
 9. Oja, Va.2.6 
 10. Dorbek, Rakvere2.6 
Steals Per Game
 Rait-Riivo LAANE
  Rapla
  (180-G-93)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Laane, Rapla2.4 
 2. Skele, Kalev/Cramo2.4 
 3. Allen, Voru KK2.2 
 4. Leppik, TU/Rock2.2 
 5. Raap, Parnu2.2 
 6. Saage, Rakvere2.2 
 7. Karner, Parnu2.1 
 8. Dorbek, Rakvere1.9 
 9. Doronin, TU/Rock1.8 
 10. Oja, Va.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Callistus EZIUKWU
  TU/Rock
  (208-F/C-85)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Eziukwu, TU/Rock1.8 
 2. Dunigan, Kalev/Cr.1.3 
 3. Osby, TT.1.3 
 4. Raadik, Parnu1.2 
 5. Allen, Voru KK1.0 
 6. Toome, Kalev/Cramo0.9 
 7. Arnold, TT.0.9 
 8. Ringmets, Rapla0.7 
 9. Raadik, TU/Rock0.7 
 10. Brown, Va.0.7 


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  FINLAND   


1st Division: the series is tied again - by Eurobasket News
Lapua - LoKoKo 100-91

The hosts trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 5-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 100-91. Lapuan Korikobrat dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Loimaan Korikonkarit's 42. 29 personal fouls committed by Loimaan Korikonkarit helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Americans were the main players on the court. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Derick Nelson (196-86, college: Oakland, agency: ACMT) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!) and 14 rebounds and guard Benny Valentine (170-87, college: E.Washington) who added 23 points during the contest. Five Lapuan Korikobrat players scored in double figures. At the losing side power forward J'son Stamper (200-85, college: Minnesota, agency: JEMsports) responded with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 17 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) and guard Maurice Horton (183-84, college: Mount Olive) scored 24 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists.
Top scorers:
Lapua: D.Nelson 33+14reb, B.Valentine 23+4reb+1ast, T.Still 16+5reb+3ast, K.Siven 13+4reb, J.Turja 13+3ast, J.Turja 2
LoKoKo: J.Stamper 26+17reb+1ast, M.Horton 24+5reb+5ast, J.Kivinen 19+2reb, C.Toney 7+1reb+1ast, J.Kinnunen 5+2reb, E.Aaltonen 5
gschID: 125805




Stats Leaders - Division I
Points Per Game
 Derick NELSON
  Lapua
  (196-F-86)
  Avg: 23.9
 1. Nelson, Lapua23.9 
 2. Manning, Huima21.8 
 3. Stamper, LoKoKo21.5 
 4. Graham, Kerava ET21.2 
 5. Robinson, Jyvaskyla20.2 
 6. Bojang, BC Nokia19.9 
 7. Hall, SayRi19.4 
 8. Douglas, Huima18.7 
 9. Valentine, Lapua18.5 
 10. Towa, Kerava ET18.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Carlton BROWN
  Ura Basket
  (198-F-79)
  Avg: 14.9
 1. Brown, Namika II14.9 
 2. Bojang, BC Nokia14.2 
 3. Dantzler, LoKoKo13.5 
 4. Douglas, Huima13.5 
 5. Towa, Kerava ET13.1 
 6. Nelson, Lapua12.1 
 7. Stamper, LoKoKo11.3 
 8. Hall, SayRi10.8 
 9. Wilson, Huima10.6 
 10. Robinson, Jyvaskyla9.9 
Assists Per Game
 Treylon MANNING
  Huima
  (178-G-)
  Avg: 6
 1. Manning, Huima6.0 
 2. Riihela, BC Nokia5.2 
 3. Ramey, Ura Basket5.2 
 4. Horton, LoKoKo3.6 
 5. Ikavalko, FoKoPo3.1 
 6. Valentine, Lapua3.0 
 7. Ahila, Jyvaskyla2.7 
 8. Graham, Kerava ET2.7 
 9. Pasanen, SayRi2.4 
 10. Viertola, FoKoPo2.4 
Steals Per Game
 Benny VALENTINE
  Lapua
  (170-G-87)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Valentine, Lapua2.3 
 2. Horton, LoKoKo2.3 
 3. Bojang, BC Nokia2.1 
 4. Roberson, Huima2.0 
 5. Stamper, LoKoKo2.0 
 6. Hall, SayRi1.8 
 7. Pasanen, SayRi1.8 
 8. Ramey, Ura Basket1.8 
 9. Rainamaa, TomPo II1.7 
 10. Foreman, FoKoPo1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Carlton BROWN
  Ura Basket
  (198-F-79)
  Avg: 0.8
 1. Brown, Namika II0.8 
 2. Setala, BC Nokia0.7 
 3. Kopio, Honka0.7 
 4. Alanko, Ura Basket0.6 
 5. Rainamaa, TomPo II0.6 
 6. Stamper, LoKoKo0.6 
 7. Mantymaa, Huima0.5 
 8. Siven, Lapua0.5 
 9. Heinonen, Namika I.0.5 
 10. Alanen, Namika II0.5 


Stats Leaders - Korisliiga
Points Per Game
 Jamar WILSON
  Honka
  (185-G-84)
  Avg: 22.1
 1. Wilson, Honka22.1 
 2. Heard, Tarmo21.9 
 3. Wood, Karhu20.6 
 4. Lewis, LrNM.20.5 
 5. Barrett, KTP19.6 
 6. Bailey, LrNM.19.6 
 7. Walker, Kouvot19.6 
 8. Williamson, Honka19.3 
 9. Blanchard, ToPo19.3 
 10. Williams, Pyrinto18.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jeremiah WOOD
  Karhu
  (200-F-85)
  Avg: 13
 1. Wood, Karhu13.0 
 2. Kaunisto, Kouvot10.7 
 3. Doaks, Salon Vilpas10.1 
 4. Mathis, Namika Lahti9.9 
 5. Young, Tarmo9.6 
 6. Williams, Pyrinto9.5 
 7. Blanchard, ToPo9.1 
 8. Vinson, Kouvot9.0 
 9. Coleman, LrNM.8.8 
 10. Belser, Honka8.5 
Assists Per Game
 Malik MOORE
  LrNMKY
  (192-G-77)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Moore, LrNM.4.8 
 2. Johnson, Karhu4.6 
 3. Williams, Pyrinto4.4 
 4. Suonio, Namika Lahti4.3 
 5. Virtanen, Kataja4.3 
 6. Wood, Karhu4.0 
 7. Fields, KTP3.5 
 8. Sarcevic, Korihait3.5 
 9. Ivey, KTP3.5 
 10. Kataja, Salon Vilpas3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Jeremiah WOOD
  Karhu
  (200-F-85)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Wood, Karhu2.2 
 2. Fields, KTP2.1 
 3. Sarcevic, Korihait1.8 
 4. Moore, Korihait1.8 
 5. Conerly, Tarmo1.8 
 6. Williams, Pyrinto1.7 
 7. Heard, Tarmo1.7 
 8. Barrett, KTP1.6 
 9. Fells, Kataja1.6 
 10. Richards, ToPo1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 James REAVES
  Korihait
  (203-F-82)
  Avg: 0.9
 1. Reaves, Korihait0.9 
 2. Wilson, Honka0.7 
 3. Bailey, LrNM.0.7 
 4. Wood, Karhu0.7 
 5. Hendley, Namika Lahti0.7 
 6. Heard, Tarmo0.7 
 7. Young, Tarmo0.6 
 8. Belser, Honka0.6 
 9. Wright, Korihait0.6 
 10. Baxley, Karhu0.6 


KORISLIIGA: Kataja needs one more victory - by Rauno Hurmalainen
Korisliiga, quarter-finals, Game # 2: Kouvot (Kouvola) lost the second time vs Kataja (Joensuu) and now Kataja needs only one more victory and they are ready for the semi-finals. Kouvot material is too narrow. Two starters (Josh Gonner (188-G-82, college: S.Carolina) and Ville Kaunisto (204-F-82)) got fouled out and Kataja won by 11 points during the second half. Kataja had five players in double digits (10-15 pts). Jared Newson (195-G/F-84, agency: Court Side, college: Tennessee-Martin) and Petri Virtanen (183-G-80) led the visitors with 15 pts each. Game # 3 on Tuesday, April 5 at Joensuu.
Kouvot - Kataja 68-75 (33-29). (BA Walker 20, Ville Kaunisto 15/12, Durell Vinson 9 - Jared Newson 15, Petri Virtanen 15, Jason Conley 14). Kouvot - Kataja 0-2.




1.DIVISION: Lapua - Loimaa 2-2 - by Rauno Hurmalainen
1.Division, Finals, Game # 4: Yes, Game # 5 will be needed before it's clear which team will be the winner of it all. Tonight Korikobrat (Lapua) defeated Korikonkarit (Loimaa) 100-91 (46-41). Quarters: 19-21, 27-20, 23-22, 31-28. The wins are now 2-2. Game # 5 at Loimaa on Monday, April 4. So many fouls were called (53) today and so many FTs (Lapua 39 - Loimaa 23) in the game. Lapua had five players in double figures. Derick Nelson (196-F-86, agency: ACMT, college: Oakland) back on his level (33pts/14rbs) and Benny Valentine (170-G-87, college: E.Washington) adding 23pts. Loimaa had only three players over 10 points. J'son Stamper (200-F/C-85, agency: JEMsports, college: Minnesota) had a double-double 26pts/17rbs and Maurice Horton (183-G-84, college: Mount Olive) helping with 24pts/5a. Eero Aaltonen (194-G/F-90) scored two days ago 29 pts, but this time only five points.
Lapua - Loimaa 100-91 (46-41). (Derick Nelson 33/14, Benny Valentine 23, Tyrwone Still 16 - J'son Stamper 26/17, Maurice Horton 24/5a, Jani Kivinen 19).




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  FRANCE   


Stats Leaders - N1
Points Per Game
 Larry BLAIR
  Denek
  (183-G-84)
  Avg: 23.2
 1. Blair, Denek23.2 
 2. Kennedy, Orchy19.2 
 3. Pridotkas, Brest18.1 
 4. Petrovic, St Et.17.5 
 5. Ford, Bordeaux17.0 
 6. James, Challans16.7 
 7. Blot, Blois16.2 
 8. Lesieu, St Quentin16.0 
 9. Disy, Roche16.0 
 10. Howell, St Quentin15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Lavar SIMMONS
  St Etienne
  (201-F/C-83)
  Avg: 8.8
 1. Simmons, St Et.8.8 
 2. Balocka, Lievin8.8 
 3. Pasut, Sorgues8.4 
 4. Grimm, Blois8.3 
 5. Hoard, Lievin8.1 
 6. Cilly, Orchy7.8 
 7. Kennedy, Orchy7.7 
 8. Lopez, Brest7.7 
 9. Ford, Bordeaux7.6 
 10. Brocheray, Denain7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Pierre BROCHARD
  Blois
  (185-G-80)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Brochard, Blois6.7 
 2. Cortey, Le Puy6.6 
 3. Ramphort, Angers B.5.0 
 4. Barbry, Orchy4.8 
 5. Rambur, St Quentin4.3 
 6. Sauret, Denain4.2 
 7. Darrigand, Bordeaux4.1 
 8. Thomas, St Etienne3.6 
 9. Dessart, Lievin3.6 
 10. Driss, Bordeaux3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Larry BLAIR
  Denek
  (183-G-84)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Blair, Denek2.7 
 2. Pistre, Le Puy2.2 
 3. Neri, Roche2.0 
 4. El Amrani, St Et.2.0 
 5. Sauret, Denain2.0 
 6. Ipouck, Le Puy1.8 
 7. Roberts, Brest1.7 
 8. James, Challans1.7 
 9. Barbry, Orchy1.7 
 10. Blot, Blois1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Jean-Stephane RINNA
  St Chamond
  (205-F-83)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Rinna, St Chamond1.9 
 2. Traore, Angers B.1.7 
 3. Alingue, Souffel1.6 
 4. Ford, Bordeaux1.6 
 5. Pasut, Sorgues1.2 
 6. Lalugba, Denain1.2 
 7. Kennedy, Orchy1.1 
 8. Ipouck, Le Puy1.1 
 9. Kolb, Blois1.1 
 10. Gourde, Get Vosges0.9 


Standings - ProA
ProA Standings
 1. Cholet 19-5 
 2. Nancy 17-7 
 3. Gravelines 16-7 
 4. Chalon 16-8 
 5. Roanne 15-9 
 6. Hyeres-Toulon 14-10 
 7. ASVEL 12-11 
 8. Le Mans 11-13 
 9. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 11-13 
 10. Orleans 10-14 
 11. Strasbourg 10-14 
 12. Poitierarleys 9-15 
 13. Le Havre 9-15 
 14. Paris-Levallois 8-16 
 15. Limoges 7-17 
 16. Vichy 7-17 


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


Standings - N1
NM1 Standings
 1. Bordeaux 24-4 
 2. Denain 21-7 
 3. Angers BC 49 18-10 
 4. Brest 17-10 
 5. St Etienne 16-12 
 6. St Quentin 16-12 
 7. Sorgues 15-12 
 8. Blois 15-13 
 9. Le Puy 13-13 
 10. Challans 12-14 
 11. Orchy 12-15 
 12. Denek 12-15 
 13. St Chamond 12-16 
 14. Lievin 12-16 
 15. Souffel 12-16 
 16. Get Vosges 9-19 
 17. Roche 7-20 
 18. CFBB 4-23 


Stats Leaders - ProA
Points Per Game
 Demetris NICHOLS
  Vichy
  (205-F-84)
  Avg: 18.2
 1. Nichols, Vichy18.2 
 2. Mejia, Cholet18.0 
 3. Darden, Nancy17.2 
 4. Massie, Limoges17.2 
 5. Hughes, Hyeres-T.17.1 
 6. Jefferson, AS.16.8 
 7. Woodside, Gravelines15.8 
 8. King, Le Havre15.8 
 9. Hamilton, Paris-.15.6 
 10. Shuler, Vichy15.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Christophe MASSIE
  Limoges
  (206-F/C-77)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Massie, Limoges9.3 
 2. Krupalija, Hyeres.8.9 
 3. Issa, Gravelines8.6 
 4. Akingbala, Nancy8.5 
 5. Jones, Le Havre8.4 
 6. Koffi, Le Mans7.6 
 7. Hughes, Hyeres-T.7.4 
 8. Nsonwu-Amadi, Roa.7.4 
 9. Jefferson, AS.7.2 
 10. Falker, Cholet6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Kareem REID
  Rouen
  (178-G-75)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Reid, Vichy6.3 
 2. King, Le Havre6.2 
 3. Woodside, Gravelines6.1 
 4. Linehan, Nancy6.0 
 5. Gipson, Pau-Lacq.5.9 
 6. Wright, Limoges5.9 
 7. Walsh, AS.5.2 
 8. Diabate, Roanne5.0 
 9. Sciarra, Pau-La.4.7 
 10. Schilb, Chalon4.5 
Steals Per Game
 John LINEHAN
  Nancy
  (175-G-78)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Linehan, Nancy3.4 
 2. Diot, Le Mans2.6 
 3. Walsh, AS.2.2 
 4. Dobbins, Hyeres-T.2.2 
 5. Darden, Nancy2.0 
 6. Schilb, Chalon1.8 
 7. Greer, Strasbourg1.8 
 8. Diabate, Roanne1.7 
 9. Sangare, Le Havre1.7 
 10. Dewar, Le Mans1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Cyril AKPOMEDAH
  Gravelines
  (203-F-79)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Akpomedah, Grave.1.7 
 2. Issa, Gravelines1.5 
 3. Sene, Gravelines1.4 
 4. Falker, Cholet1.4 
 5. Jefferson, AS.1.4 
 6. Elonu, Pau-Lacq.1.3 
 7. Akingbala, Nancy1.3 
 8. Koffi, Le Mans1.2 
 9. Pasco, Strasbourg1.2 
 10. Fofana, AS.1.1 


Stats Leaders - ProB
Points Per Game
 Moses SONKO
  Maurienne
  (196-F-83)
  Avg: 19
 1. Sonko, Maurienne19.0 
 2. Sonko, Maurienne19.0 
 3. Siggers, Rouen18.9 
 4. Harris, Lille18.6 
 5. Carter, Nanterre17.6 
 6. Rouse, Charleville16.4 
 7. Milbourne, Boulogne16.2 
 8. Gay, Fos Ouest15.9 
 9. Davis, Le Portel15.8 
 10. Davis, Le Portel15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Korvotney BARBER
  Nantes
  (201-F-87)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Barber, Nantes10.2 
 2. Mathis, Maurienne9.7 
 3. Mathis, Maurienne9.7 
 4. Daniels, Chalons-.9.6 
 5. Bing, Dijon9.0 
 6. Monds, Bourg8.6 
 7. Wyatte, Le Portel8.4 
 8. Wyatte, Le Portel8.4 
 9. Rouse, Charleville8.4 
 10. Monroe, Boulogne8.1 
Assists Per Game
 Philippe DA SILVA
  Evreux
  (192-G-79)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Da Silva, Evreux8.1 
 2. Rowland, Le Portel6.4 
 3. Rowland, Le Portel6.4 
 4. Downey, Nantes5.9 
 5. Downey, Nantes5.9 
 6. Patiejunas, Boulo.5.4 
 7. Taylor, Rouen5.0 
 8. Williams, Le Portel5.0 
 9. Williams, Le Portel5.0 
 10. Craven, Dijon4.7 
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-.2.5 
 5. Craven, Dijon2.4 
 6. Sonko, Maurienne2.4 
 7. Sonko, Maurienne2.4 
 8. Patiejunas, Boulo.2.2 
 9. Mullins, Chalons-.2.1 
 10. Melody, Dijon2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Sherman GAY
  Fos Ouest
  (201-F-82)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Gay, Fos Ouest1.8 
 2. Jefferson, Quimper1.4 
 3. Adjiwanou, Boula.0.9 
 4. N''Diaye, Clermont0.9 
 5. Monds, Bourg0.9 
 6. Daniels, Nanterre0.9 
 7. Davis, Evreux0.9 
 8. Barber, Nantes0.9 
 9. Taccoen, Lille0.8 
 10. Ford, Clermont0.8 


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  GERMANY   


Standings - 1. Bundesliga
1.Bundesliga Standings
 1. Brose Baskets 27-2 
 2. Dt.Bank SKY 22-7 
 3. Art.Dragons 20-9 
 4. ALBA 20-9 
 5. NY Phantoms 17-12 
 6. EWE Baskets 17-12 
 7. TBB Trier 16-13 
 8. Bremerhaven 15-14 
 9. EnBW L'burg 15-14 
 10. Telekom Baskets 14-14 
 11. Goettingen 13-14 
 12. Phoenix Hagen 13-16 
 13. Walter Tigers 13-17 
 14. ratiopharm 12-18 
 15. LTi 46ers 8-21 
 16. Bayreuth 8-22 
 17. MBC 7-22 
 18. Duesseldorf 4-25 


Standings - ProA
ProA Standings
 1. B.Muenchen 26-1 
 2. Wuerzburg 19-7 
 3. Chemnitz 18-9 
 4. Osnabrueck 16-10 
 5. Braves 15-10 
 6. Webmoebel 14-13 
 7. Kirchheim 14-13 
 8. Crailsheim 14-13 
 9. Karlsruhe 12-15 
 10. Hannover 11-16 
 11. Heidelberg 10-16 
 12. Cuxhaven 10-17 
 13. ETB Wohnbau 9-17 
 14. Freiburg 9-18 
 15. Jena 8-18 
 16. Dragons 7-19 


Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga
Points Per Game
 DaShaun WOOD
  Dt.Bank SKY
  (185-G-85)
  Avg: 19.2
 1. Wood, Dt.19.2 
 2. Rice, Art.Dragons16.8 
 3. Allen, ALBA16.2 
 4. Bell, Phoenix Hagen16.0 
 5. Harris, EnBW L.15.5 
 6. Martin, Bremerha.15.4 
 7. Benzing, ratio.15.3 
 8. Dorris, Phoenix .15.3 
 9. Callahan, Bremerha.15.1 
 10. Ross, MBC15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 John BRYANT
  ratiopharm
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Bryant, ratiopharm10.8 
 2. Ensminger, Teleko.8.3 
 3. Reiner, Bayreuth8.1 
 4. Watts, Walter T.7.8 
 5. Martin, Bremerha.7.1 
 6. Ovcina, LTi 46ers6.9 
 7. Burtschi, Phoenix .6.8 
 8. Stevic, EWE B.6.7 
 9. Pleiss, Brose B.6.6 
 10. Fenn, Art.Dragons6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Branislav RATKOVICA
  Walter Tigers
  (193-G-85)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Ratkovica, Walter T.7.3 
 2. Wood, Dt.5.7 
 3. Joyce, TBB Trier5.6 
 4. Rice, Art.Dragons5.0 
 5. Green, EnBW L.4.3 
 6. Jordan, MBC4.3 
 7. Gamqrelidze, LTi 4.1 
 8. Goldsberry, Brose B.4.1 
 9. Hamilton, NY Phant.4.1 
 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. Pryor, Phoenix .1.5 
 5. Dorris, Phoenix .1.5 
 6. Wise, Telekom .1.4 
 7. Wood, Dt.1.4 
 8. Goldsberry, Brose B.1.4 
 9. Ross, MBC1.3 
 10. Campbell, Teleko.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Ekene IBEKWE
  Bayreuth
  (206-F-85)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Ibekwe, Art.Drag.2.4 
 2. Pleiss, Brose B.1.9 
 3. Bryant, ratiopharm1.6 
 4. Ibekwe, Bayreuth1.5 
 5. Seward, Phoenix .1.3 
 6. Brempong, Duesseld.1.2 
 7. Goree, NY Phantoms1.2 
 8. Hines, Brose B.1.1 
 9. Scott, Goettingen1.0 
 10. Powell, Dt.0.9 


The New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig Find Their 12th Treasure Reaching The 2011 Cup Final Outlasting The Deutsche Bank Skyliners 82-77 - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

A few days ago, Skyliner coach Gordon Herbert tried to get his team in the right mood setting them on a scavenger treasure hunt in the dense forest of Rothenburg to find the delectable chocolate treasure in a team building measure to help put The Deutsche Bank Skyliners in the right frame of mind for the 2011 beko BBL cup semi final similar to how Kate Middelton will find her pot of gold soon in the British family, Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki finding the right switch for his first NBA crown or young 16 year old German tennis player talent Urs Thurau looking to land in the foot steps of idol Roger Federer and not like dad Didi Thurau as a cyclist, but Frankfurt were unable to find their treasure on the court of the Stechert arena in Bamberg never finding their rhythm slipping to The New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig 82-77. Even though we had GPS navigation systems in the woods , we were technically unable to use them on the court tonight to help us find the treasure, commented a sad Kimmo Muurinen (202-F-81, college: UALR) of Frankfurt. After the big win, New Yorker Phantom players were more than relieved to talk about not letting Frankfurt find that most desirable treasure. The treasure to reach the final was on the court, but Frankfurt didnt have the right key to unlock the treasure chest, stated Braunschweig center Kyle Visser (211-C-85, college: Wake Forest). We buried the treasure in the ground, joked Braunschweig American Brandon Thomas (198-G/F-84, college: Massachusetts). The key to Braunschweig finding the treasure was that their plan worked best in that they got many hustle plays and got the majority of the loose balls, expressed DaShaun Wood (185-G-85, college: Wright St.)

The New Yorker Phantoms hadnt won against The Deutsche Bank Skyliners in 60 months losing the last 11 games in a row and sooner or later the big bubble losing streak of the Phantoms had to burst. Guys like Brandon Thomas and Kevin Hamilton (193-G-84, agency: Limelight Hoops, college: Holy Cross) had lost the last 4 games in a row losing by only a combined score of 17 points and were about as sick of losing as the Gloria Giants Duesseldorf have been this season. Hamilton summed it up best before the game. I am pretty sick and tired of losing to Frankfurt, stressed Kevin Hamilton. After the game Kyle Visser reflected about always losing with Braunschweig, but not never having beaten Frankfurt. Frankfurt has been our achilles heel. Pascal Roller (180-G-76) has won too many games against me. However we were very motivated today, but in the beko BBL it is pretty difficult to beat a team 3 times in a season, but I did beat Frankfurt last season with EnBW Ludwigsburg, joked ex Wake Forest star Kyle Visser. Braunschweig led for most of the game and never let Frankfurt back into the game and displayed disciplined basketball and nothing out of the ordinary. Coach Machowski prepared his team well. Braunschweig was ablr to follow their game plan and just did the easy things. They played pick and roll, penetrated and kick out and got the ball inside and that was the key to getting the win, stated ex German national player Ademola Okulaja (202-F-75, college: N.Carolina) After the game, Skyliners snuck out of the dressing room door and the few that did speak had little positive to say about the 40 minute Skyliner performance. Braunschweig had better defense for 40 minutes and just played with more energy. They had way too many offensive rebounds. Even when we played good defense, they were able to get second chances which kept us out of the game. This was a good test, but we failed. We cant win them all. We are still having a good season, warned current top scorer of the beko BBL DaShaun Wood Braunschweig was the big underdog, but showed that anyone can win on any given night. We played good team defense. We were chasing guys over screens and good rebounding helped us down the stretch. This was one of my biggest wins in Germany with beating Oldenburg last season in the playoffs. But we arent satisfied yet. We want to win in the final against Bamberg, added Brandon Thomas. We were unable to execute our offense the way that we wanted to. They did a good job forcing us to bad shots. They got timely offensive rebounds and easy lay ups, stressed Skyliner forward Kimmo Muurinen.

It might only be the second of April, but with 25c outside and the arena feeling like a mild summer, the atmosphere was very much like the start of June in the playoffs. With the Bamberg-Braunschweig game still a few hours away, Bamberg fans were outside enjoying the rays and pouring down some beers, while in the arena 350 Skyliner fans were getting ready for the game with cheers and showcasing their beautiful heart shaped banners with the number of the players. Just before the tip off, the Braunschweig mascot The Phantom was already showing his presence on the court and Dunking Kong was nowhere to be seen on the court as if a bad omen was trying to creep through. The New Yorker Phantoms got out of the blocks quicker taking a fast 9-3 lead as Brandon Thomas nailed a pull up jumper, Kevin Hamilton a three pointer and Kyle Visser scored inside twice finding offensive rebounds as if that was his own personal treasure. Frankfurt had problems from the start with the aggressive Braunschweig defense. Frankfurt didnt let Braunschweig pull away, but slowly chipped away at the lead going on a 9-5 run to trail only 14-12. Chris Moss (204-F-80, college: W.Virginia) made a jumper, Dashaun Wood nailed a three pointer thanks to an offensive rebound by Moss and Dominik Bahiense de Mello (190-G-85, agency: Pro One Sports) caught the Phantom defense napping getting ahead of the pack with a transition bucket. Frankfurt continued to keep the pressure on ending the first quarter with a 8-4 run to lead 20-18. Marius Nolte made some free throws, while Lamarr Greer scored inside hard on the penetration to the hole. However Skyliner American Jimmy McKinney (192-G-83, agency: Strategic Sports, college: Missouri) ended the first quarter with a buzzer beater as Frankfurt led 20-18. Frankfurt got off to a very slow start not getting used to the aggressive Braunschweig play. Frankfurt got better into the game at the end of the first quarter, added ex North Carolina Tar Heel Ademola Okulaja

The Deutsche Bank Skyliners were unable to keep the momentum of the end of the first quarter into the second quarter allowing The New Yorker Phantoms
Braunschweig go on a 11-2 run to lead 29-22. Frankfurt did get on the board first with a Roger Powell (198-F-83, agency: Interperformances, college: Illinois) lay in, but Braunschweig played consistent offense and got some stop son defense and profited on some Frankfurt turnovers. Jason Cain (208-F-85, college: Virginia) showed his versatility hit a three pointer and taking control of the mismatch inside over Wood. Braunschweig then wooed the crowd with a perfect ally-op from Kevin Hamilton to Brandon Thomas as Braunschweig led 29-22. Frankfurt continued to do a good job not letting Braunschweig pull away even more fighting back as Kimmo Muurinen showed his elbows under the basket getting a tip in. Braunschweig continued to get to the free throw line and Visser continued to do damage inside scoring with his quick steps as Braunschweig led 34-26. Frankfurt then cut the Braunschwieg lead to 34-30 as Wood nailed two free throws and Powell scored inside getting an offensive rebound. Jason Cain then got two free throws as Braunschweig led 37-30 just before the break. However Frankfurt took advantage of some Braunschweig mistakes on defense and a lack of concentration as Wood dropped a three pointer and Powell made a tip in as Braunschweig had the narrow 37-35 lead at halftime. Braunschweig did a good job getting second and third chances and dominating the offensive boards. They also did a good job taking advantage of their height over Frankfurt, stated ex Bamberg forward Ademola Okulaja The New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig were shooting 41% from the field and 30% from outside while The Deutsche Bank Skyliners were shooting 38% from the field and 33% from outside. Braunschweig had the 20-16 rebound edge and only six turnovers while Frankfurt had seven turnovers.


Just like in the second quarter, The Deutsche Bank Skyliners were unable to come into the next quarter with the intensity that they wanted as they allowed The New Yorker Phantoms on a 14-5 run to lead 52-40. Kyle Visser could do what he wanted under the hoop as there was no stopping him as he scored on a reverse layup and got by Moss without problems. If Jason Cain wasnt banging, he hurt Frankfurt with his outside bomb and Goree hit a jumper. Kevin Hamilton then scored back to back hoops with a lay in as there was no resistance from the Frankfurt defense and he then showed his strong one on one play with another bucket on the penetration as Braunschweig was leading 52-40. Basketball remains a game of runs as Frankfurt put some pressure on Braunschweig retaliating with a 9-0 run to cut the Braunschweig lead to 52-48. Moss got Frankfurt going with free throws, Wood scored inside making a nice hesitation step and shovel shot, Mckinney making a three pointer on the fast break and Quantez Robertson (190-G-84, college: Auburn) scoring inside retrieving his own rebound as Frankfurt trailed only 52-48. Braunschweig kept the lead in the last two minutes getting a jumper from Hamilton a huge three pointer from Jason Cain. Wood ended the third quarter with two free throws, but Braunschweig led 57-52. Braunschweig went on a run and we were unable to get lead. Cain hurt us with his scoring in the third quarter, added Kimmo Muurinen. The New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig were shooting 47% from the field and 36% from the three point line and The Deutsche Bank Skyliners were shooting 33% from the field and only 19% from the three point line. Braunschweig had the 31-28 rebound advantage, but 10 turnovers while Frankfurt had only nine turnovers.

Granted the Deutsche Bank Skyliners hadnt played their best basketball after 30 minutes, but Braunschweig not having Tony Skinn (185-G-83, college: George Mason) due to injury and Kevin Hamilton and Kyle Visser fouling out early in the fourth quarter, one might have seen The Deutsche Bank Skyliners getting back into the game, but The New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig didnt let their guard down never allowing Frankfurt to cut the lead down to more than three points. Whenever Frankfurt was threatening to tie the game, Braunschweig had an answer on offense and defense and was able to extend the lead. Our main focus was to hold Wood. He still got his 20 plus points, but we got other key stops and could always keep that 6-10 point cushion, added Kyle Visser. After Thomas and Powell exchanged three pointers Braunschweig only led 60-57. 24 year old Serb Uros Duvnjak (190-G-86, agency: BeoExcell) came in for the fouled out Hamilton and scored with a lay up off the penetration. Wood then made two free throws as Frankfurt trailed only 62-59. However Frankfurt was unable to get some magic cooking on defense as Braunschweig continued to get to the foul line and score. Cain made two free throws and made one of his four free throws unleashing a loud cry that unraveled the phantom mascot and could be heard all the way back to his home town Philladelphia as Braunschweig led 67-59 with 4.28 to play. Frankfurt had used so much energy fighting back and with their energy slowing dwindling, Braunschweig was a real thorn in their side making them work for every shot. Powell scored inside, but Braunschweig quickly answered with Goree and Greer free throws as Frankfurt trailed 70-61. With time running out, Frankfurt continued to score, but Braunschweig was smart got to the free throw line and kept the lead in a range that was just out of reach for Frankfurt to get back into the game. Muurinen got some garbage points as did Super Tez as Frankfurt trailed only 75-69 with a minute to go. Wood hit two more three pointers, but Braunschweig got more free throws from Greer and Goree sealing the win for Braunschweig. We stuck together and never got down. We have been able to come back in the past. I feel that we wanted to win more than Frankfurt. We had open shots that we didnt always make. When we dont make shots, than we lose confidence and that hurt us tionight. Braunschwieg played with a lot of heart. They wanted to win more than us. They did the job with key guys injured or fouled off and you have to tip your hat to them, stressed DaShaun Wood

The New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig were led by Jason Cain with 25 points. Marcus Goree (201-F-77, college: W.Virginia) added 14 points and 12 rebounds. Kyle Visser produced 12 points and six rebounds. Kevin Hamilton chipped in with 10 points. The Deutsche Bank Skyliners were led by Dashaun Wood with 24 points, four rebounds and six assists. Roger Powell added 15 points and eight rebounds. The New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig shot better and held Frankfurt to only 36% from the field and 25% from the parking lot and won the rebounding duel 40-38. Braunschweig played very physical defense and did a great job on one on one defense and played our ball screens well, stressed Kimmo Muurinen. Frankfurt knew before the game that controlling the boards would be vital for getting the win, but were unable to match their versatility down low. Frankfurt had problems defending their big men. They have 4-5 guys over 2.00cm and then guys that can hit from outside. That is simply hard to defend, stated Ademola Okulaja The Deutsche Bank Skyliners play The Artland Dragons for third place in the 2011 BEKO BBL Top 4 on April 3rd.




Stats Leaders - 2.Bundesliga
Points Per Game
 Kejuan JOHNSON
  Webmoebel
  (193-G-85)
  Avg: 21.4
 1. Johnson, Webmoebel21.4 
 2. Shepherd, Osnab.20.2 
 3. Brooks, Kirchheim18.2 
 4. Roessler, Karlsruhe18.2 
 5. Lewis, ETB Wohnbau18.1 
 6. Watts, Dragons18.0 
 7. Samarco, Webmoebel17.4 
 8. Yearby, Cuxhaven17.4 
 9. Cook, Cuxhaven17.1 
 10. Harbut, Chemnitz16.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marcus SMALLWOOD
  Kirchheim
  (198-F-82)
  Avg: 10.9
 1. Smallwood, Cuxha.10.9 
 2. Smallwood, Kirchheim10.5 
 3. Yearby, Cuxhaven9.9 
 4. Black, Karlsruhe8.7 
 5. Lewis, ETB Wohnbau8.6 
 6. Watts, Dragons8.5 
 7. Schoo, Heidelberg8.3 
 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: 6.2
 1. Cook, Cuxhaven6.2 
 2. Zazai, Chemnitz6.0 
 3. Gray, Crailsheim5.6 
 4. Brooks, Kirchheim5.3 
 5. Johnson, Webmoebel4.9 
 6. Jeka, Wuerzburg4.7 
 7. Larsen, Dragons4.5 
 8. Burnette, Osnab.4.5 
 9. Hamann, B.Muenchen4.4 
 10. Lowery, Braves4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Kejuan JOHNSON
  Webmoebel
  (193-G-85)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Johnson, Webmoebel2.9 
 2. Gause, Freiburg2.9 
 3. Lewis, ETB Wohnbau2.3 
 4. Zazai, Chemnitz2.1 
 5. Johnson, Chemnitz2.0 
 6. Brooks, Kirchheim1.9 
 7. Burns, Webmoebel1.8 
 8. Shaw, Chemnitz1.8 
 9. Gray, Crailsheim1.7 
 10. Scott, Kirchheim1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Jonas WOHLFARTH-BOTTERMANN
  Telekom Baskets
  (207-C-90)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Wohlfarth-B., Drago.1.9 
 2. Smallwood, Kirchheim1.9 
 3. Williams, Karlsruhe1.8 
 4. Schoo, Heidelberg1.7 
 5. Yearby, Cuxhaven1.5 
 6. Hill, Jena1.3 
 7. Fleetwood, Osnab.1.3 
 8. Henry, Hannover1.2 
 9. Shaw, Cuxhaven1.1 
 10. De Michael, Kirchheim1.1 


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Stats Leaders - A1
Points Per Game
 Steven SMITH
  Panellinios
  (203-F-83)
  Avg: 17.9
 1. Smith, Panellinios17.9 
 2. Marshall, PAOK17.3 
 3. Parker, Iraklis15.9 
 4. Baxter, Ilysiakos15.9 
 5. Palacio, Kavala15.9 
 6. Kalathis, VAP K.15.0 
 7. Thompson, Ikaros14.6 
 8. Grundy, AEK14.5 
 9. Kiritsis, Ilysiakos14.2 
 10. Jorovic, Kavala14.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Cedric SIMMONS
  Kavala
  (206-F/C-86)
  Avg: 10.1
 1. Simmons, Kavala10.1 
 2. Thompson, Ikaros8.9 
 3. Bagaric, Marousi8.6 
 4. Smith, Panellinios8.6 
 5. Kalathis, VAP K.8.5 
 6. Papadopoulos, PAOK7.5 
 7. Tucker, Aris7.4 
 8. Looby, Peristeri GS7.3 
 9. Bourousis, Olympiakos6.6 
 10. Elonu, Panionios6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Jared JORDAN
  VAP Kolossos
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 6
 1. Jordan, VAP K.6.0 
 2. Spanoulis, Olympiakos5.6 
 3. Teodosic, Olympiakos4.7 
 4. Diamantidis, Panath.4.6 
 5. Karydas, Ilysiakos4.1 
 6. Xanthopoulos, Panell.3.9 
 7. Palacio, Kavala3.8 
 8. Papaloukas, Olymp.3.7 
 9. Parker, Iraklis3.4 
 10. Brown, Aris3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Smush PARKER
  Iraklis
  (193-G-81)
  Avg: 2
 1. Parker, Iraklis2.0 
 2. Grundy, AEK1.9 
 3. Baxter, Ilysiakos1.8 
 4. Papaloukas, Olymp.1.8 
 5. Anderson, Panionios1.8 
 6. Xanthopoulos, Panell.1.7 
 7. Marshall, PAOK1.7 
 8. Karydas, Ilysiakos1.7 
 9. Jamon Lukas, Olymp.1.5 
 10. Papamakarios, Panell.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Cedric SIMMONS
  Kavala
  (206-F/C-86)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Simmons, Kavala1.9 
 2. Elonu, Panionios1.7 
 3. Bagaric, Marousi1.6 
 4. Thompson, Ikaros1.4 
 5. Looby, Peristeri GS1.0 
 6. Dunston, Aris0.9 
 7. Nesterovic, Olymp.0.8 
 8. Vougioukas, Panath.0.7 
 9. Gechevski, PAOK0.7 
 10. Harissis, VAP K.0.7 


Stats Leaders - A2
Points Per Game
 Yiannis KAKIOUZIS
  Lavrio
  (205-F-78)
  Avg: 19.1
 1. Kakiouzis, Lavrio19.1 
 2. Gizogiannis, AEK/A.16.7 
 3. Koutroulias, Olimp.16.7 
 4. Totsios, Ikaroi S.16.4 
 5. Argyropoylos, Apollo.16.3 
 6. Kaklamanos, Panele.15.9 
 7. Giannakopoul., Lavrio15.9 
 8. Koupidis, Near East15.8 
 9. Vasilopoulos, Pagrati15.5 
 10. Michalos, Pagrati15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Apostolos KOUTROULIAS
  Olimpiada
  (206-C-76)
  Avg: 8.8
 1. Koutroulias, Olimp.8.8 
 2. Pantelic, Apollo.8.4 
 3. Latovic, AGOR8.1 
 4. Macheras, Pagrati7.8 
 5. Gizogiannis, AEK/A.7.8 
 6. Kartelo, AE.7.8 
 7. Jovanovic, KAOD7.3 
 8. Amato, Near East7.3 
 9. Kosanovic, Koroivos7.2 
 10. Kakiouzis, Lavrio6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Thomas NIKOU
  Panelefsiniakos
  (185-G-79)
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Nikou, Panelefs.5.4 
 2. Katsares, KAOD4.9 
 3. Kaberidis, Ikaroi S.4.8 
 4. Zoupas, Amyntas .4.8 
 5. Kiriakopoulo., AGOR4.4 
 6. Giannakopoul., Lavrio4.2 
 7. Rallis, Ermis Lagkada3.9 
 8. Makris, Olimpiada3.8 
 9. Argyropoylos, Apollo.3.7 
 10. Apostolopoul., Koroi.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Nikos KATSARES
  KAOD
  (190-G-83)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Katsares, KAOD2.2 
 2. Makris, Olimpiada2.0 
 3. Michalos, Pagrati1.9 
 4. Giannakopoul., Lavrio1.8 
 5. Pettas, Koroivos1.8 
 6. Koumoulos, AGOR1.5 
 7. Zoupas, Amyntas .1.5 
 8. Nikou, Panelefs.1.5 
 9. Papadakis, Arkad.1.4 
 10. Pappas, Near East1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Djordje PANTELIC
  Apollon Patras
  (204-F-84)
  Avg: 2
 1. Pantelic, Apollo.2.0 
 2. Kartelo, AE.1.8 
 3. Jovanovic, KAOD1.5 
 4. Kasabalis, AE.1.4 
 5. Mprozos, Arkadikos0.9 
 6. Psathas, Apollon .0.9 
 7. Margaritis, KAOD0.8 
 8. Karavanas, Panery.0.7 
 9. Papachristos, Periko.0.7 
 10. Voiatopoulos, Ikaroi S.0.6 


Standings - A2
A2 Standings
 1. KAOD 20-1 
 2. AGOR 16-6 
 3. Lavrio 15-6 
 4. Ikaroi Serron 13-8 
 5. Arkadikos 12-9 
 6. Panelefsiniakos 12-9 
 7. Apollon Patras 11-10 
 8. Ermis Lagkada 10-11 
 9. Amyntas Dafnis 9-12 
 10. AEK/Argous 9-12 
 11. Periko/Arhelaos 9-13 
 12. Panerythraikos 8-13 
 13. Pagrati 8-13 
 14. Olimpiada 8-13 
 15. Koroivos 5-16 
 16. Near East 4-17 


Standings - A1
A1 Standings
 1. Olympiakos 21-0 
 2. Panathinaikos 20-1 
 3. PAOK 14-9 
 4. Aris 12-11 
 5. Marousi 12-11 
 6. VAP Kolossos 11-11 
 7. Kavala 11-12 
 8. Peristeri GS 10-11 
 9. Panionios 10-12 
 10. Ikaros 9-14 
 11. Panellinios 8-14 
 12. AEK 7-15 
 13. Ilysiakos 6-17 
 14. Iraklis 5-18 


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IBL's West Coast Hotshots announce final roster- will tip in 13 days - by Trask Frost
The West Coast Hotshots will tip in 13 days at Whatcom Pavilion as they face the Bellingham Slam. Hotshots head coach Randy Redwine has put together a roster of Washington and Oregon players, veterans and young talent.

1) Mike Jenson 6' 9' University of Washington
2) Jacob Manning 6' 8' New Orleans University
3) Ike O'Hanson 6' 7' Arkansas Tech
4) Kenan Oliver 6' 7' Central University
5) Justin Murray 6' 5' Washington State
6) Rashaad Powell 6' 5' University of Idaho
7) Donald Watts 6' 5' University of Washington
8) Marcus Bradford 6' 4' Columbia University
9) Anthony Slater 6' 0' Florida Atlantic
10) Brian Johnson 5' 10' Seattle University
11) Richard Thomas 6' 0' University of New Orleans
12) Terry Thompson 6' 3' Central Washington University
13) Adam Stecher 6' 6' USA All Stars scoring, rebounding leader
14) Jadae Bonds 6' 5' 2010 IBL All Star for the Oregon Waves
15) Darlin Lawson 6' 8' Morgan State University

For more information about the IBL, visit www.IBLhoopsonline.com




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Express L. Round 3 of Semi-Finals, Stjarnan advance - by Eurobasket News
Snaefell - Stjarnan 88-105

Stjarnan advanced into Express League Finals. They swept their semifinal series against Snaefell. The guests trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 19-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 105-88. Stjarnan dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Snaefell's 34 and made 24-of-31 free shots (77.4 percent) during the game. 27 personal fouls committed by Snaefell helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a great evening for American-Estonian forward Renato Lindmets (198-84, college: Westfield St., agency: Tank Sports) who led his team to a victory scoring 22 points and 7 rebounds. FYR Macedonian forward Jovan Zdravevski (197-80) helped adding 25 points and 6 rebounds. The best for the losing side was American point guard Sean Burton (175-86, college: Ithaca) with 13 points and 7 assists and Serbian forward Zeljko Bojovic (200-81, agency: 011 Sports) scored 19 points and 5 rebounds. Four Stjarnan and five Snaefell players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Snaefell: Z.Bojovic 19+5reb, S.Burton 13+4reb+7ast, P.Sigurgeirsson 13+3reb+1ast, J.Olafur Jonsson 11+7reb+1ast, R.Amoroso 10+6reb, E.Egilsson 8
Stjarnan: J.Zdravevski 25+6reb+1ast, R.Lindmets 22+7reb+3ast, J.Shouse 15+2reb+6ast, F.Helgason 14+6reb, M.Valdimarsson 8+1reb, G.Larusson 8+2reb+3ast
gschID: 125529


KR - Keflavik 135-139 OT

Keflavik stayed in the title race after a dramatic road win over KR. Keflavik survived an overtime to tame KR and cut the deficit at 1-2 in the semifinal series. Andrija Ciric (199-G-80, agency: BeoExcell) exploded with 42 points to lead the effort. Thomas Sanders (191-G-85, agency: Duran International, college: Gardner-Webb) provided 22 points, 9 assists and 7 boards in the victory. Marcus Walker (186-G-86, agency: 011 Sports, college: Colorado St.) answered with 29 points, 5 boards and 4 assists for KR. The hosts led by as many as 6 points with one quarter remaining in regulation. But Keflavik went on a rescue rally to force overtime. The visitors delivered 33 points in a high-flying extra period and eked out a vital victory at the end.
Top scorers:
KR: M.Marcus Walker 29+5reb+4ast, H.Magnusson 28+4reb+2ast, B.Bjoernsson 25+7reb+5ast, F.Magnusson 14+8reb+1ast, F.Alafsson 12+6reb, P.Ermolinskij 12+15reb+17ast
Keflavik: A.Andrija Ciric 42+6reb+1ast, T.Thomas Sanders 22+7reb+9ast, M.Gunnarsson 21+3reb+4ast, G.Thorsteinsson 20+11reb+1ast, A.Vilhjalmsson 14+4reb+9ast, G.Einarsson 12+4reb+1ast
gschID: 125530




Stats Leaders (Men)
Points Per Game
 Marcus WALKER
  KR
  (186-G-86)
  Avg: 24.5
 1. Walker, KR24.5 
 2. Sanders, Keflavik22.4 
 3. Inge, Haukar21.8 
 4. Biedler, IR21.7 
 5. Bartolotta, IR21.6 
 6. Dabney, Hamar21.1 
 7. Sovic, IR21.0 
 8. Robinson, Haukar21.0 
 9. Smith, Njardvik20.9 
 10. Fain, Tindastoll20.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Gerald ROBINSON
  Haukar
  (204-F-84)
  Avg: 13.7
 1. Robinson, Haukar13.7 
 2. Biedler, IR12.4 
 3. Pettinella, Grindavik11.3 
 4. Ermolinskij, KR11.2 
 5. Fain, Tindastoll10.1 
 6. Stywall, Fjolnir9.8 
 7. Amoroso, Snaefell9.6 
 8. Jonsson, Snaefell9.0 
 9. Nathanaelsso., Ham.8.3 
 10. Smith, Njardvik8.1 
Assists Per Game
 Aegir STEINARSSON
  Fjolnir
  (182-G-91)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Steinarsson, Fjolnir8.7 
 2. Ermolinskij, KR8.2 
 3. Vilhjalmsson, Kefla.7.4 
 4. Burton, Snaefell6.5 
 5. Shouse, Stjarnan6.3 
 6. Haraldsson, Haukar5.6 
 7. Arnarson, Hamar5.3 
 8. Schoen, KFI5.2 
 9. Inge, Haukar5.2 
 10. Cunningham, Tinda.4.9 
Steals Per Game
 Semaj INGE
  Haukar
  (193-G-87)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Inge, Haukar3.2 
 2. Schoen, KFI3.0 
 3. Fain, Tindastoll2.9 
 4. Dabney, Hamar2.9 
 5. Vilhjalmsson, Kefla.2.6 
 6. Kitanovic, Tindastoll2.5 
 7. Biedler, IR2.5 
 8. Steinarsson, Fjolnir2.3 
 9. Viggosson, Tindastoll2.2 
 10. Arnarson, Hamar2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Christopher SMITH
  Svit
  (198-F-82)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Smith, Njardvik3.2 
 2. Nathanaelsso., Ham.2.5 
 3. Biedler, IR2.0 
 4. Fain, Tindastoll1.6 
 5. Savarsson, Grind.1.4 
 6. Inge, Haukar1.4 
 7. Pettinella, Grindavik1.3 
 8. Thorsteinsso., Kefla.1.3 
 9. Magnusson, KR1.3 
 10. Lindmets, Stjarnan1.2 


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


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


Stats Leaders - SerieA
Points Per Game
 James WHITE
  Dinamo Sassari
  (198-G-84)
  Avg: 20.7
 1. White, Dinamo Sassari20.7 
 2. Thomas, Air AV17.7 
 3. Ford, Fabi Shoes16.3 
 4. Roberson, Enel B.15.8 
 5. Dean, Air AV15.7 
 6. Zoroski, Banca T.15.7 
 7. Kaukenas, Montepas.14.9 
 8. Rowland, Vanoli CR14.9 
 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 Tercas8.6 
 3. Homan, CS Bologna8.4 
 4. Jones, Pepsi C.8.4 
 5. Troutman, Air AV8.3 
 6. Ivanov, Fabi Shoes8.1 
 7. Lang, Enel Brindisi8.1 
 8. Suton, Angelico BI7.3 
 9. Hunter, Dinamo S.7.0 
 10. Sekulic, Vanoli CR6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Marques GREEN
  Air AV
  (170-G-82)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Green, Air AV6.9 
 2. Diener, Dinamo S.4.6 
 3. Sosa, Angelico BI4.3 
 4. Rowland, Vanoli CR4.0 
 5. Collins, Scavolin.4.0 
 6. Goss, Cimberio VA3.8 
 7. Zoroski, Banca T.3.8 
 8. Green, Bennet Cantu3.7 
 9. Diener, Banca T.3.3 
 10. Markovic, Benetton.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Earl ROWLAND
  Vanoli CR
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Rowland, Vanoli CR3.1 
 2. Thomas, Air AV2.8 
 3. Green, Air AV2.8 
 4. Troutman, Air AV2.7 
 5. White, Dinamo Sassari2.6 
 6. Stonerook, Montepas.2.5 
 7. McCalebb, Montepas.2.5 
 8. Hawkins, Armani MI2.5 
 9. Dedovic, Lottomat.2.5 
 10. Ortner, Bennet C.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. Toure, Enel Brindisi1.2 
 4. Hunter, Dinamo S.1.2 
 5. Lang, Enel Brindisi1.1 
 6. Cusin, Scavolini PS1.0 
 7. Drozdov, Vanoli CR0.9 
 8. Polonara, Banca T.0.9 
 9. Homan, CS Bologna0.9 
 10. Szewczyk, Air AV0.9 


Stats Leaders - Lega2
Points Per Game
 Trent WHITING
  Aget Imola
  (185-G-76)
  Avg: 23.2
 1. Whiting, Aget Imola23.2 
 2. Crispin, Barcellona21.7 
 3. Jackson, Prima Veroli20.3 
 4. Robinson, Trenkwal.20.0 
 5. Gordon, Forli19.5 
 6. Clark, Umana Reyer19.4 
 7. Goldwire, Forli19.3 
 8. Ebi, Aget Imola19.2 
 9. Marigney, Assigeco18.0 
 10. Forte, Tuscany PT18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ndudi EBI
  Limoges
  (206-F-84)
  Avg: 9.2
 1. Ebi, Aget Imola9.2 
 2. Filloy, Immobili.9.2 
 3. Dickens, San Severo8.7 
 4. Varnado, Tuscany PT8.7 
 5. Boykin, Assigeco8.2 
 6. Waleskowski, Tezeni.8.0 
 7. Lollis, Immobili.8.0 
 8. Gordon, Forli7.8 
 9. Johnson, San Severo7.8 
 10. Dordei, Snaidero UD7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Joseph CRISPIN
  Barcellona
  (186-G-79)
  Avg: 5
 1. Crispin, Barcellona5.0 
 2. Porta, Tezenis .4.9 
 3. Goldwire, Forli4.9 
 4. Clark, Umana Reyer3.9 
 5. Mathis, Snaidero.3.8 
 6. Hickman, Fastw.3.7 
 7. Whiting, Aget Imola3.7 
 8. Marigney, Assigeco3.6 
 9. Levin, Sunrise .3.5 
 10. Forte, Tuscany PT3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Dawan ROBINSON
  Trenkwalder
  (189-G-82)
  Avg: 3
 1. Robinson, Trenkwal.3.0 
 2. Roderick, Immobi.3.0 
 3. Ebi, Aget Imola2.9 
 4. Hunter, Sunrise .2.6 
 5. Filloy, Immobili.2.4 
 6. Davis, Sunrise .2.4 
 7. Achara, Barcellona2.4 
 8. Cerella, Assigeco2.4 
 9. Trepagnier, Tezeni.2.3 
 10. Whiting, Aget Imola2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Jarvis VARNADO
  Tuscany PT
  (206-F-88)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Varnado, Tuscany PT2.7 
 2. Ebi, Aget Imola1.4 
 3. Achara, Barcellona1.1 
 4. Maggioli, Fileni B.1.1 
 5. Frosini, Trenkwalder0.8 
 6. Boykin, Assigeco0.8 
 7. Bryan, Umana Reyer0.7 
 8. Ezugwu, Assigeco0.7 
 9. Cutolo, San Severo0.7 
 10. Cervi, Trenkwalder0.7 


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  LATVIA   


LBL Standing
LBL Standings
 1. Ventspils 19-4 
 2. Liepaja 17-9 
 3. Barons 16-9 
 4. Valmiera 16-10 
 5. VEF Riga 15-9 
 6. Zemgale 8-15 
 7. Turiba 5-21 
 8. LU 4-23 


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Mareks JUREVICUS
  Tezenis Verona
  (198-G/F-85)
  Avg: 22.1
 1. Jurevicus, Liepaja22.1 
 2. Willjam, Barons16.8 
 3. Wilson, Zemgale16.1 
 4. Bergmanis, Zemgale15.1 
 5. Peiners, LU15.1 
 6. Veselovs, Valmiera14.7 
 7. Duselis, LU14.5 
 8. Mednis, Turiba14.0 
 9. Caldwell, Liepaja13.8 
 10. Vaikulis, Liepaja13.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Roberts MEDNIS
  Turiba
  (204-C-89)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Mednis, Turiba8.1 
 2. Rozitis, Zemgale7.6 
 3. Berzins, VEF R.7.5 
 4. Wilson, Zemgale7.2 
 5. Aleksejevs, Liepaja7.0 
 6. Selakovs, VEF R.6.3 
 7. Veselovs, Valmiera6.1 
 8. Piternieks, LU5.9 
 9. Cavars, Barons5.8 
 10. Dilevka, Turiba5.7 
Assists Per Game
 Mareks JUREVICUS
  Tezenis Verona
  (198-G/F-85)
  Avg: 4.9
 1. Jurevicus, Liepaja4.9 
 2. Willjam, Barons4.7 
 3. Bertans, VEF R.4.7 
 4. Gabrans, Valmiera4.4 
 5. Strelnieks, Ventspils3.9 
 6. Mitchell, Liepaja3.8 
 7. Bergmanis, Zemgale3.7 
 8. Gailitis, VEF R.3.5 
 9. Piternieks, LU3.2 
 10. Vaikulis, Liepaja3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Mareks JUREVICUS
  Tezenis Verona
  (198-G/F-85)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Jurevicus, Liepaja2.6 
 2. Jahovics, VEF R.2.2 
 3. Gailitis, VEF R.1.9 
 4. Cavars, Barons1.8 
 5. Mitchell, Liepaja1.8 
 6. Gabrans, Valmiera1.8 
 7. Strelnieks, Ventspils1.7 
 8. Motivans, Turiba1.6 
 9. Slisans, LU1.6 
 10. Bertans, VEF R.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Kaspars BERZINS
  VEF Riga
  (213-F/C-85)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Berzins, VEF R.2.1 
 2. Rozitis, Zemgale1.8 
 3. Skirmants, Barons1.3 
 4. Beard, Liepaja1.2 
 5. Mejeris, Liepaja1.1 
 6. Pishchalniko., Barons0.9 
 7. Kuzminskas, Ventspils0.8 
 8. Meiers, Liepaja0.8 
 9. Piternieks, LU0.8 
 10. Aleksejevs, Liepaja0.8 


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  LITHUANIA   


Stats Leaders - LKL
Points Per Game
 Vilmantas DILYS
  Perlas
  (208-F-87)
  Avg: 16.4
 1. Dilys, Naglis-Adakris16.4 
 2. Dimsa, Nevezis16.2 
 3. Kieza, Juventus15.7 
 4. Alijevas, Nevezis15.5 
 5. Dilys, Perlas15.3 
 6. Vasylius, Neptunas15.2 
 7. Leonavicius, Techa.14.7 
 8. Juskevicius, Rudupis14.5 
 9. Sirvydis, Sakalai14.3 
 10. Ruikis, Neptunas14.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aurimas KIEZA
  Juventus
  (202-F-82)
  Avg: 10.6
 1. Kieza, Juventus10.6 
 2. Janisius, Alytus A.9.9 
 3. Sarakauskas, Siauliai9.0 
 4. Valanciunas, Lietuv.8.2 
 5. Dimsa, Nevezis7.4 
 6. Klimavicius, Zalgiris6.8 
 7. Mikalauskas, Naglis.6.7 
 8. Jankunas, Zalgiris6.7 
 9. Matulis, Sakalai6.6 
 10. Valukonis, Techasas6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Rolandas ALIJEVAS
  Nevezis
  (192-G-85)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Alijevas, Nevezis5.9 
 2. Rinkevicius, Techasas5.3 
 3. Broadus, Siauliai5.2 
 4. Juskevicius, Rudupis4.9 
 5. El-Amin, Lietuvos.4.4 
 6. Collins, Zalgiris4.3 
 7. Janavicius, Siauliai4.1 
 8. Viskontas, Perlas4.0 
 9. Kalnietis, Zalgiris4.0 
 10. Dainys, Rudupis3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Tomas RINKEVICIUS
  Techasas
  (178-G-78)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Rinkevicius, Techasas2.1 
 2. Vasylius, Neptunas2.1 
 3. Juskevicius, Rudupis2.0 
 4. Leonavicius, Techa.2.0 
 5. Lowe, Naglis-Adakris1.9 
 6. Alijevas, Nevezis1.8 
 7. Valukonis, Techasas1.8 
 8. Razutis, Naglis-A.1.8 
 9. Jasikevicius, Aiscai K.1.7 
 10. Vene, Aiscai Kaunas1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Mirza BEGIC
  Real Madrid
  (216-C-85)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Begic, Zalgiris2.4 
 2. Valanciunas, Lietuv.2.0 
 3. Silinskis, Techasas1.8 
 4. Cresnar, Nevezis1.5 
 5. Volkus, Techasas1.1 
 6. Cepukaitis, Juven.0.9 
 7. Jankauskas, Rudupis0.9 
 8. Inman, Naglis-Adakris0.9 
 9. Klimavicius, Zalgiris0.9 
 10. Petrukonis, Perlas0.8 


Standings - LKL
LKL Standings
 1. Zalgiris 22-0 
 2. Lietuvos Rytas 18-4 
 3. Rudupis 15-6 
 4. Siauliai 13-8 
 5. Techasas 13-10 
 6. Juventus 12-10 
 7. Neptunas 9-12 
 8. Perlas 9-13 
 9. Nevezis 8-13 
 10. Aiscai Kaunas 7-15 
 11. Sakalai 6-15 
 12. Naglis-Adakris 6-15 
 13. Alytus Alita 2-19 


LKL Round 28: Lietuvos Rytas defeat Siauliai in the game between Top 4 teams - by Eurobasket News
There are only two more rounds left in the Regular Season in LKL.

An interesting game for Lietuvos Rytas (18-4) which hosted in Vilnius 4th ranked Siauliai (13-8). Second ranked Lietuvos Rytas had an easy win 86-65. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Siauliai. The game was mostly controlled by Lietuvos Rytas. Siauliai managed to win third quarter 21-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 21-of-27 free shots (77.8 percent) during the game. Lietuvos Rytas outrebounded Siauliai 42-28 including 29 on the defensive glass. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Lietuvos Rytas made 9 blocks. Worth to mention a great performance of center Jonas Valanciunas (210-92) who helped to win the game recording 14 points and 9 rebounds. International swingman Simas Jasaitis (202-82) contributed with 12 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. American center David Weaver (209-87, college: Wake Forest) replied with 13 points and 7 rebounds for Siauliai. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Defending champion maintains second position with 18-4 record having four points less than leader Zalgiris. Siauliai at the other side keeps the fourth place with eight games lost. Lietuvos Rytas are looking forward to face Techasas (#5) in Panevezys in the next round. Siauliai will play at home against Juventus in Utena and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
LKL top team - Zalgiris (22-0) had no problems winning another game. This time they beat fifth ranked Juventus (12-10) in Utena 93-77. Worth to mention a quality performance of the former international forward Paulius Jankunas (205-84, agency: Interperformances) who helped to win the game recording 32 points and 7 rebounds (on 12-of-13 shooting from the field) and Tadas Klimavicius who added 11 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side forward Aurimas Adomaitis (206-87, college: LIU Brooklyn) responded with 15 points and 7 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Undefeated Zalgiris have an impressive 22-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 22-0 record. Juventus at the other side dropped to the sixth place with ten games lost. Zalgiris will play against Naglis-Adakris (#12) in Palanga in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Juventus will play on the road against Siauliai (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Klaipeda was also quite interesting. Third ranked Rudupis (15-6) played at the court of 7th ranked Neptunas (9-12). Rudupis defeated Neptunas 89-74 on Saturday. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Neptunas. The winners were led by Giedrius Jankauskas who scored that evening 25 points. Even 12 points by Arturs Brunins did not help to save the game for Neptunas. Rudupis maintains third position with 15-6 record having eight points less than leader Zalgiris. Loser Neptunas keeps the seventh place with 12 games lost. Rudupis will meet at home Nevezis (#9) in the next round where they are favorite. Neptunas will play against Siauliai and hope to secure a win.

Other games in round 28 were not that significant. Perlas was beaten by Techasas on the road 66-58. Nevezis won against Alytus Alita on its own court 90-74. Aiscai Kaunas managed to outperform Naglis-Adakris in a road game 73-63.



Techasas - Perlas 66-58

No shocking result in a game when sixth ranked Techasas (13-10) beat 8th ranked Perlas (9-13) in Panevezys 66-58 on Saturday. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Perlas won third quarter 18-15. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Techasas won last quarter 13-6. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Perlas to just 6 points in fourth quarter. They made 20-of-24 free shots (83.3 percent) during the game. Techasas forced 21 Perlas turnovers. The winners were led by guard Gintaras Leonavicius (194-83, agency: Players Group) who scored that evening 22 points and 4 steals and the former international center Darius Silinskis (216-84, agency: Interperformances) supported him with 6 points and 10 rebounds. Even 10 points and 5 assists by forward Arvydas Siksnius (196-87, college: Weatherford JC) did not help to save the game for Perlas. Forward Vilmantas Dilys (208-87) added 9 points and 6 rebounds for lost side. Perlas' coach Roberts Stelmahers rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Techasas moved-up to fifth place. Loser Perlas keeps the eighth position with 13 games lost. Techasas will meet league's second-placed Lietuvos Rytas in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Perlas will play against Neptunas (#7) in Klaipeda and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Perlas: E.Kairys 15+2reb, A.Siksnius 10+3reb+5ast, V.Dilys 9+6reb+2ast, S.Kulvietis 8+4reb+2ast, A.Viskontas 6+3reb+3ast, T.Slezas 4+2reb
Techasas: G.Leonavicius 22+4reb+1ast, T.Rinkevicius 14+1reb, E.Ezerskis 10+3ast, M.Valukonis 7+8reb+1ast, D.Silinskis 6+10reb+1ast, A.Aleksandrovas 5+3reb+1ast
gschID: 120447


Lietuvos Rytas - Siauliai 86-65

An interesting game for Lietuvos Rytas (18-4) which hosted in Vilnius 4th ranked Siauliai (13-8). Second ranked Lietuvos Rytas had an easy win 86-65. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Siauliai. The game was mostly controlled by Lietuvos Rytas. Siauliai managed to win third quarter 21-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 21-of-27 free shots (77.8 percent) during the game. Lietuvos Rytas outrebounded Siauliai 42-28 including 29 on the defensive glass. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Lietuvos Rytas made 9 blocks. Worth to mention a great performance of center Jonas Valanciunas (210-92) who helped to win the game recording 14 points and 9 rebounds. International swingman Simas Jasaitis (202-82) contributed with 12 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Four Lietuvos Rytas players scored in double figures. American center David Weaver (209-87, college: Wake Forest) replied with 13 points and 7 rebounds and center Vytautas Sarakauskas (203-82) added 15 points in the effort for Siauliai. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Defending champion maintains second position with 18-4 record having four points less than leader Zalgiris. Siauliai at the other side keeps the fourth place with eight games lost. Lietuvos Rytas are looking forward to face Techasas (#5) in Panevezys in the next round. Siauliai will play at home against Juventus in Utena and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Siauliai: V.Sarakauskas 15+2reb, D.Weaver 13+7reb, R.Broadus 8+4reb+5ast, R.Edvinas 8, M.Zukauskas 7+2reb+2ast, Z.Janavicius 7+2reb+4ast
Lietuvos Rytas: J.Valanciunas 14+9reb+1ast, K.Bajramovic 12+5reb+2ast, S.Babrauskas 12+1reb, S.Jasaitis 12+9reb+1ast, M.Bjelica 11+2reb+1ast, C.Nalga 10+4reb+1ast
gschID: 120448


Nevezis - Alytus Alita 90-74

Very expected game when 13th ranked Alytus Alita (2-19) lost to ninth ranked Nevezis (8-13) in Kedainiai 74-90 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Nevezis. Alytus Alita managed to win fourth quarter 23-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Nevezis dominated down low during the game scoring 68 of its points in the paint compared to Alytus Alita's 42. They outrebounded Alytus Alita 50-32 including 18 on the offensive glass. The winners were led by naturalized Swiss guard Rolandas Alijevas (192-85) who scored that evening 28 points and 9 rebounds and guard Vytenis Cizauskas (190-92) supported him with 10 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. Nevezis' coach Rimas Girskis used an eleven-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Even a double-double of 22 points and 12 rebounds by center Saulius Dumbliauskas (203-81, college: St.Bonaventure, agency: Court Side) did not help to save the game for Alytus Alita. Guard Aurimas Birgelis (190-88) added 16 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists (made all of his ten free throws !!!) for lost side. Four Alytus Alita players scored in double figures. Nevezis maintains ninth position with 8-13 record. Alytus Alita lost fifth consecutive game. They stay dead last with 19 lost games. Nevezis will meet Naglis-Adakris (#12) in the next round. Alytus Alita will play against Sakalai in Vilnius and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Alytus Alita: S.Dumbliauskas 22+12reb+1ast, A.Birgelis 16+7reb+4ast, P.Kleiza 13+5reb+2ast, I.Sinkevicius 10+2reb+2ast, W.Walker 8+2reb+2ast, M.Silale 3+4reb+1ast
Nevezis: R.Alijevas 28+9reb+2ast, L.Mikalauskas 11+5reb+1ast, V.Cizauskas 10+9reb+5ast, E.Dimsa 10+6reb, E.Kalve 9+1reb+2ast, L.Brazdauskis 8+9reb+4ast
gschID: 120449


Naglis-Adakris - Aiscai Kaunas 63-73

There was a small surprise when twelfth ranked Aiscai Kaunas (7-15) won against 10th ranked Naglis-Adakris (6-15) in Palanga 73-63 on Friday. The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Aiscai Kaunas outrebounded Naglis-Adakris 50-38 including 18 on the offensive glass. The winners were led by center Adomas Drungilas (203-90) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 17 points and 18 rebounds and guard Sarunas Vasiliauskas (188-89) supported him with 14 points and 6 assists. Even a double-double of 16 points and 12 rebounds by swingman Raimundas Danys (198-85) did not help to save the game for Naglis-Adakris. American forward Gerald Inman (206-87, college: Rutgers) added 6 points and 8 rebounds for lost side. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Aiscai Kaunas moved-up to tenth place. Naglis-Adakris lost sixth consecutive game. They dropped to the eleventh position with 15 games lost. They share it with Sakalai. Aiscai Kaunas will meet at home Sakalai (#11) in the next round. Naglis-Adakris will play against Nevezis in Kedainiai and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Naglis-Adakris: R.Danys 16+12reb, C.Lowe 8+3reb+3ast, D.Potter 8+1reb, M.Reminas 7+1reb+3ast, D.Gai 7+5reb, G.Inman 6+8reb+1ast
Aiscai Kaunas: A.Drungilas 17+18reb+1ast, V.Jasikevicius 15+5reb+2ast, S.Vasiliauskas 14+3reb+6ast, R.Uzas 8, P.Cukinas 7+10reb+1ast, T.Barstys 6+5reb
gschID: 120444


Juventus - Zalgiris 77-93

LKL top team - Zalgiris (22-0) had no problems winning another game. This time they beat fifth ranked Juventus (12-10) in Utena 93-77. The game was mostly controlled by Zalgiris. Juventus was better in second period 19-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a great shooting night for Zalgiris especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 61.5 percentage. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. Worth to mention a quality performance of the former international forward Paulius Jankunas (205-84, agency: Interperformances) who helped to win the game recording 32 points and 7 rebounds (on 12-of-13 shooting from the field) and international forward Tadas Klimavicius (204-82, agency: Interperformances) who added 11 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side forward Aurimas Adomaitis (206-87, college: LIU Brooklyn) responded with 15 points and 7 rebounds and the former international forward Zydrunas Urbonas (198-76) scored 17 points. Five Juventus players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Zalgiris have an impressive 22-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 22-0 record. Juventus at the other side dropped to the sixth place with ten games lost. Zalgiris will play against Naglis-Adakris (#12) in Palanga in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Juventus will play on the road against Siauliai (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Juventus: Z.Urbonas 17+3reb+2ast, A.Adomaitis 15+7reb+1ast, G.Matulis 11+1reb+2ast, J.Elvikis 10+1reb+2ast, M.Prekevicius 10+2reb+4ast, A.Kieza 4+4reb+2ast
Zalgiris: P.Jankunas 32+7reb, T.Delininkaitis 13+1reb+3ast, T.Klimavicius 11+7reb+2ast, M.Kalnietis 9+1reb+6ast, T.Plaisted 9+4reb+1ast, M.Brown 8+1reb+2ast
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Neptunas - Rudupis 74-89

The game in Klaipeda was also quite interesting. Third ranked Rudupis (15-6) played at the court of 7th ranked Neptunas (9-12). Rudupis defeated Neptunas 89-74 on Saturday. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Neptunas. The guests trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 1-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 89-74. The winners were led by power forward Giedrius Jankauskas (206-81) who scored that evening 25 points and forward Justinas Sinica (203-85) supported him with 18 points and 6 rebounds. Even 12 points by Latvian forward Arturs Brunins (200-82) did not help to save the game for Neptunas. The former international forward Valdas Vasylius (203-83, college: ODU) added 12 points and 5 rebounds for lost side. Rudupis maintains third position with 15-6 record having eight points less than leader Zalgiris. Loser Neptunas keeps the seventh place with 12 games lost. Rudupis will meet at home Nevezis (#9) in the next round where they are favorite. Neptunas will play against Siauliai and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Neptunas: A.Brunins 12+3reb+2ast, V.Vasylius 12+5reb, J.Zurna 9+2reb+3ast, D.Heiman 9+1reb+3ast, L.Bonner 9+4reb+1ast, M.Stasys 8+4reb
Rudupis: G.Jankauskas 25+4reb+1ast, J.Sinica 18+6reb+1ast, A.Juskevicius 13+4reb+3ast, R.Bitinas 8+2ast, G.Orelikas 7+7reb+5ast, E.Dainys 7+1reb+2ast
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CIBACOPA Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Michael GALE
  Mexicali
  (193-G-82)
  Avg: 28.6
 1. Gale, Mexicali28.6 
 2. White, Cananea28.2 
 3. Sowell, Culiacan27.3 
 4. Sims, Los Mochis24.3 
 5. Gabbidon, Tijuana23.9 
 6. Moore, Tijuana23.5 
 7. White, Los Mochis23.4 
 8. Barrett, Guasave23.2 
 9. Thomas, Cananea22.8 
 10. Moss, Nogales22.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Serge ANGOUNOU
  Guasave
  (202-F-83)
  Avg: 11.4
 1. Angounou, Guasave11.4 
 2. Moss, Nogales11.0 
 3. Moore, Tijuana10.0 
 4. Malloy, Los Mochis8.9 
 5. Brown, Tepic8.6 
 6. Shipley, Tijuana8.4 
 7. Brown, Nogales8.0 
 8. Avila, Culiacan7.8 
 9. Morgan, Culiacan7.2 
 10. Strobbe, Guasave7.2 
Assists Per Game
 William FUNN
  Guasave
  (188-G-82)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Funn, Guasave5.8 
 2. White, Los Mochis5.6 
 3. Monreal, Hermosillo5.2 
 4. Ford, Tepic5.1 
 5. Watson, Tijuana4.7 
 6. Meza, Culiacan4.2 
 7. White, Cananea4.2 
 8. Brown, Nogales3.8 
 9. Ibanez, Tepic3.6 
 10. Nungaray, Guaymas3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Derek THOMAS
  Cananea
  (193-F-84)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Thomas, Cananea2.3 
 2. Brown, Nogales2.1 
 3. Matthews, Nogales1.7 
 4. White, Cananea1.7 
 5. Gale, Mexicali1.6 
 6. Monreal, Hermosillo1.5 
 7. Funn, Guasave1.5 
 8. Sims, Los Mochis1.3 
 9. Webb, Culiacan1.3 
 10. Gabbidon, Tijuana1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Kevin SOWELL
  Culiacan
  (190-G-81)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Sowell, Culiacan3.1 
 2. Webb, Culiacan2.6 
 3. Shipley, Tijuana2.4 
 4. Jones, Tepic2.4 
 5. Matthews, Nogales2.2 
 6. Malloy, Los Mochis2.1 
 7. Brown, Tepic2.0 
 8. Habel, Guaymas2.0 
 9. Nungaray, Guaymas2.0 
 10. Funn, Guasave2.0 


Standings - CIBACOPA
CIBACOPA Standings
 1. Cananea 11-2 
 2. Hermosillo 10-3 
 3. Guasave 8-5 
 4. Culiacan 8-5 
 5. Mexicali 7-6 
 6. Nogales 7-6 
 7. Tijuana 6-7 
 8. Guaymas 5-8 
 9. Tepic 2-11 
 10. Los Mochis 1-12 


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  NBA   


Standings
NBA Standings
Eastern Conference
Atlantic Div.
 1. Boston C. 52-23 
 2. Philadelph.76 40-36 
 3. New York K. 37-38 
 4. New Jersey N. 23-52 
 5. Toronto R. 20-54 
Central Div.
 1. Chicago B. 55-20 
 2. Indiana P. 35-42 
 3. Milwaukee B. 30-45 
 4. Detroit P. 26-49 
 5. Cleveland C. 15-60 
Southeast Div.
 1. Miami Heat 53-23 
 2. Orlando M. 48-28 
 3. Atlanta H. 44-32 
 4. Charlotte B. 32-43 
 5. Washington W. 19-56 
Western Conference
Northwest Div.
 1. Oklah.City T. 50-25 
 2. Denver N. 46-29 
 3. Portland TB 44-32 
 4. Utah Jazz 36-40 
 5. Minnesota T. 17-59 
Pacific Div.
 1. LA Lakers 55-20 
 2. Phoenix Suns 37-38 
 3. Golde State W. 32-44 
 4. LA Clippers 29-47 
 5. Sacramento K. 21-54 
Southwest Div.
 1. San Antonio S. 57-19 
 2. Dallas M. 53-22 
 3. Memphis G. 43-33 
 4. N.Orleans H. 43-33 
 5. Houston R. 40-36 


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.25.5 
 5. Anthony, Denver N.25.2 
 6. Bryant, LA Lakers25.2 
 7. Rose, Chicago B.25.0 
 8. Ellis, Golde S.24.1 
 9. Martin, Houston R.23.3 
 10. Nowitzki, Dallas M.23.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kevin LOVE
  Minnesota T.
  (208-C-88)
  Avg: 15.2
 1. Love, Minnesota T.15.2 
 2. Howard, Orlando M.14.2 
 3. Randolph, Memph.12.4 
 4. Griffin, LA Clipp.12.1 
 5. Bogut, Milwauke.11.2 
 6. Noah, Chicago B.11.0 
 7. Humphries, New J.10.4 
 8. Camby, Portland TB10.3 
 9. Gasol, LA Lakers10.2 
 10. Jefferson, Utah J.9.7 
Assists Per Game
 Steve NASH
  Phoenix Suns
  (190-G-74)
  Avg: 11.4
 1. Nash, Phoenix Suns11.4 
 2. Rondo, Boston C.11.2 
 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.8.6 
 8. Westbrook, Oklah..8.3 
 9. Kidd, Dallas M.8.3 
 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. Felton, New Y.1.8 
 5. Allen, Memphis G.1.8 
 6. Westbrook, Oklah..1.8 
 7. Delfino, Milwaukee B.1.7 
 8. Gay, Memphis G.1.7 
 9. Conley, Memphis G.1.7 
 10. Wall, Washington W.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.2.1 
 6. Bynum, LA Lakers2.0 
 7. Duncan, San A.1.9 
 8. Jefferson, Utah J.1.9 
 9. Stoudemire, New Y.1.9 
 10. Okafor, N.Orlean.1.9 


Friday's games review - by Eurobasket News
Utah Jazz - LA Lakers 85-96
Kobe Bryant (6'6''-G-78) scored 21 points, Lamar Odom (6'10''-F-79, college: Rhode Island) added 16 and the Los Angeles Lakers erased a 17-point first-half deficit Friday night to beat Utah 96-85 and eliminate the Jazz from the playoff race. Utah (36-40) becomes the first team in NBA history to start 15-5 and 27-13 and not make the playoffs. The Lakers outscored the Jazz 52-35 in the second half to win their ninth straight game, and pull within 1 1/2 games of first-place San Antonio in the Western Conference. C.J. Miles scored 24 points for Utah, which started its 17th different lineup and had only nine healthy players, including one who just joined the team two days earlier and was playing out of position. The game in all likelihood was the last in Salt Lake City for Lakers coach Phil Jackson, who has said this will be his final season. As Lakers coach, Jackson was just 10-12 in games played in Utah. *Courtesy of www.miamiherald.com

Portland TB - Oklah.City T. 98-91
LaMarcus Aldridge (6'11''-C-85, college: Texas) insists he isn't nervous about how all this playoff positioning will ultimately shake out. 'I feel like if we stay solid, and we keep playing like we did tonight, we'll be fine,' he said after the Portland Trail Blazers snapped Oklahoma City's five-game winning streak with a 98-91 victory on Friday. Aldridge scored 32 points and Nicolas Batum added 19 for the Blazers, who have won seven straight at the Rose Garden. *Courtesy of www.cbssports.com

Sacramento K. - Denver N. 90-99
Raymond Felton (6'5''-G-84, college: N.Carolina) scored 14 of his 17 points in the final quarter, and the Denver Nuggets won their fifth straight game with a 99-90 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Friday night. The Nuggets used a big third quarter to distance themselves from the cold-shooting Kings. The Nuggets have gone 14-4 since the trade of Carmelo Anthony on Feb. 22. Denver (46-29) remained 2 games ahead of Portland for fifth place in the Western Conference with seven games left in the regular season. Francisco Garcia scored 17 points for the Kings, who are tied with the Cleveland Cavaliers for the worst home record (10-28) in the NBA. Tyreke Evans had 13 points, while Beno Udrih, Jason Thompson and Marcus Thornton all had 11. Kenyon Martin scored 14 points for Denver, which had six players in double figures. Nene had 12 points and 12 rebounds, and Aaron Afflalo scored 11. *Courtesy of www.ktvn.com

Houston R. - San Antonio S. 119-114 OT
Even a late rally couldn't end the longest losing streak of Tim Duncan's career. Kevin Martin (6'7''-G/F-83, college: W.Carolina) scored 33 points, including nine in overtime, and the Houston Rockets handed the San Antonio Spurs their sixth straight loss with a 119-114 victory on Friday night. San Antonio hadn't dropped six in a row since April 10-20, 1997, and the big lead it held atop the Western Conference continues to dwindle over the hard-charging Los Angeles Lakers. The Spurs lead the Lakers by only 1 1/2 games with another meeting scheduled. *Courtesy of www.startribune.com

Phoenix Suns - LA Clippers 111-98
With Aaron Brooks and Zabian Dowdell doing their best imitations of Steve Nash, the Phoenix Suns got back in the win column. Grant Hill (6'8''-F-72, college: Duke) scored 19 points, Brooks and Dowdell showed flashes of the ailing Nash, and the Suns ended a four-game losing streak with a 111-98 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night. In halting their longest skid of the season, the Suns beat the Clippers for the eighth consecutive time at US Airways Center. Los Angeles has not won at Phoenix since March 17, 2007. *Courtesy of www.cbssports.com

N.Orleans H. - Memphis G. 81-93
Zach Randolph (6'9''-C-81, college: Michigan St.) scored 28 points, Tony Allen added 17 and the Memphis Grizzlies held the New Orleans Hornets to a season-low 12 points in the first quarter, winning 93-81 on Friday night. The Grizzlies outrebounded New Orleans 40-28 and answered every run with easy baskets, pulling into a tie with the Hornets for seventh place in the Western Conference. Randolph and Marc Gasol had double-doubles, both finishing with 10 rebounds. Gasol had 13 points. Carl Landry led New Orleans with 19 points and Marco Belinelli scored 14. Chris Paul added 13 assists but shot just 2 of 8 from the field. The Grizzlies went ahead 17-6 in the first quarter and never looked back. After Landry scored to open the game, New Orleans missed 15 of its next 20 shots. *Courtesy of www.wwltv.com

Minnesota T. - Miami Heat 92-111
Dwyane Wade (6'4''-G-82, college: Marquette) scored 32 points, LeBron James added 27 points, 10 assists and six rebounds, and the Miami Heat turned a tight game into a rout in the third quarter of a 111-92 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night. Chris Bosh added 24 points and 11 rebounds for the Heat, who trailed at halftime but opened the third quarter with a staggering 25-1 run to take control. Miami reduced its magic number for clinching the Southeast Division to one, with Orlando's victory over Charlotte on Friday preventing the Heat from wrapping it up. Kevin Love had 18 points and seven rebounds for the Timberwolves, who have lost nine games in a row. The Wolves led 52-51 after a spirited first half, but missed their first 14 shots of the third quarter to let the game get out of reach. *Courtesy of www.kare11.com

Washington W. - Cleveland C. 115-107
Rookie Jordan Crawford (6'4''-G-88, agency: Priority Sports, college: Xavier) recorded his first career triple-double and Andray Blatche finished with 36 points and 19 rebounds, leading the Wizards to a 115-107 victory over the Cavaliers. Washington played without rookie point guard John Wall, who was suspended one game for his altercation with Miami Heat center Zydrunas Ilgauskas on Wednesday. But Crawford helped fill the void with 21 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds. Blatche, meanwhile, matched a career high in points and set a career high for rebounds. JaVale McGee added 25 points for the Wizards, who won for the second time in three games. Ramon Sessions netted 26 points to lead the Cavaliers, who have dropped two in a row since beating Miami on Tuesday. J.J. Hickson had 21 points and 10 boards in the loss. *Courtesy of www.wkyc.com

Detroit P. - Chicago B. 96-101
Derrick Rose (6'4''-G-88, college: Memphis) scored 13 of his 27 points in the first quarter and had a key assist in the final minute of the game, helping the Chicago Bulls hold off the Detroit Pistons 101-96 on Friday night. The Eastern Conference-leading Bulls enjoyed a comfortable lead for much of the game but the lowly Pistons pulled within three a couple times late in the final period. Rose made a perfect pass to set up Ronnie Brewer's layup for a six-point lead with 34 seconds left and the MVP candidate made two free throws with 5.8 seconds remaining to seal the win. Chicago's Carlos Boozer had 22 points, eight rebounds and seven assists. Richard Hamilton scored 30, Tayshaun Prince had 17 points and Will Bynum added 12 for the Pistons. *Courtesy of www.miamiherald.com

Atlanta H. - Boston C. 88-83
Alfred Horford (6'10''-F/C-86, college: Florida) capped his 35th double-double with a key tip-in with 7.9 seconds remaining and the Atlanta Hawks surged in the fourth quarter to beat the travel-weary Boston Celtics 88-83 on Friday night. The Hawks' lead was only three points when Horford tipped in a miss by Joe Johnson. Jamal Crawford had 20 points and Johnson had 19 despite making only 4 of 20 shots from the field. Horford had 16 points and 15 rebounds. The Celtics arrived in Atlanta at 4 a.m. on Friday following Thursday night's 107-97 win at San Antonio. Boston's players appeared to tire late in the game after taking a 60-48 lead in the third quarter. Paul Pierce led Boston with 25 points. Rajon Rondo had 13 points and 10 rebounds. Kevin Garnett had 10 points and 10 rebounds. *Courtesy of www.sfgate.com

Indiana P. - Milwaukee B. 89-88
Danny Granger (6'8''-F-83, agency: Priority Sports, college: N.Mexico) scored 17 points and the Indiana Pacers beat Milwaukee 89-88 on Friday night, solidifying their playoff position while pushing the Bucks to the brink of elimination in the Eastern Conference race. The Bucks trailed the entire second half but could have won in the closing seconds, when Drew Gooden missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer. Indiana is currently in the final playoff spot in the East, two games ahead of Charlotte and four ahead of Milwaukee with five to play. The Bobcats lost to Orlando 89-77 on Friday night. Roy Hibbert had 15 points and 11 rebounds and Brandon Rush added 12 points for the Pacers (35-42), who have won five of seven. Indiana improved to 18-15 under interim coach Frank Vogel. Brandon Jennings had 20 points and seven rebounds and Andrew Bogut added 16 points before fouling out for the Bucks (30-45). *Courtesy of www.deseretnews.com

Orlando M. - Charlotte B. 89-77
Dwight Howard (6'10''-C/F-85) had 26 points and 14 rebounds, Jameer Nelson chipped in 15 points and six assists, and the Orlando Magic ran past the short-handed Charlotte Bobcats, 89-77 on Friday night. Quentin Richardson added 14 points off the bench for the Magic, who snapped a two-game losing streak by improving to 3-0 against the Bobcats this season. Orlando has won 13 of the last 15 meetings with Charlotte. The Bobcats, who began the night chasing Indiana for the East's final playoff spot, lost an opportunity to close the gap with just seven games to play after Friday night. Dante Cunningham led Charlotte with 21 points and D.J. Augustin added 19. Charlotte hosts Orlando on April 6 in their final regular-season meeting this year. *Courtesy of www.sfgate.com

Philadelph.76 - New Jersey N. 115-90
Thaddeus Young (6'8''-F-88, college: Georgia Tech) scored 22 points, Elton Brand had 21 and the Philadelphia 76ers clinched a playoff spot with a 115-90 victory over the New Jersey Nets on Friday night. Jrue Holiday scored 17 points and Andre Iguodala had 14 to lead the Sixers back to the postseason after a one-year absence. The Sixers won 27 games last season under Eddie Jordan and a long rebuilding process appeared on the horizon. Enter coach Doug Collins. He came out of the TNT broadcast booth to shape the Sixers into winners again. The Sixers have gone 37-23 since a 3-13 start and can finish with a winning record for the first time since 2004-05. Philadelphia hasn't won a playoff series since 2003. Brandan Wright had 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Nets, who lost their fifth straight game. *Courtesy of www.startribune.com




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  NCAA1   


Butler beats VCU, earns second straight trip to championship game - by Eurobasket News
One year after stunning the college basketball world with its unexpected trip to the national championship game, Butler is making a return trip.

Maybe we shouldnt be surprised.

The Bulldogs defeated Virginia Commonwealth 70-62 in the national semifinal of the NCAA Tournament, and become the first No. 8 seed to play for the championship since Villanova upset Georgetown in 1985.

Connecticut or Kentucky will be the title game opponent.

Butler got big games from their big two, Shelvin Mack (6'3''-G-90) and Matt Howard (6'8''-F).

Mack finished with 23 points and carried the Bulldogs through a critical second half stretch. He scored 10 straight to give Butler a 54-47 lead with nine minutes remaining.

The Rams chipped away, closing to 61-57 on Jamie Skeen's (6'9''-F-88) three-pointer. Howard then scored six of Butlers next eight points to help the Bulldogs pull away.

Mack finished with 24 points, Howard 17.

Macks run followed a eight-point streak from reserve guard Zach Hahn (6'1''-G), who had scored a total of nine points in four previous NCAA Tournament games.

Skeen was terrific for the Rams and had 27.

VCUs remarkable NCAA runs came to close. The Rams, one of the final teams selected to the field, survived a First Four encounter with Southern California, then rattled off four straight victories, along the way knocking off such heavyweights as Georgetown, Purdue and Kansas.

But Butler also is writing history as it goes along. It becomes the first team to reach the national title game since Florida won is second straight championship in 2007.

The Bulldogs play in the Horizon League, a mid-major that doesnt often find itself in the Final Four. But here they are, bidding to become the first team to win the title from a conference not considered one of college basketballs top six since UNLV in 1990.

Courtesy of www.kansascity.com


Remarkable UConn run reaches NCAA title game - by Eurobasket News
When it's win or go home, nobody's better than Kemba and the kids.

Kemba Walker (6'1''-G-90) scored 18 points Saturday night to lift Connecticut to its 10th consecutive victory since finishing off a .500 Big East regular season, a 56-55 win over Kentucky that moved the Huskies a victory away from their third, and most improbable, NCAA title.

Walker, a quick-handed junior from the Bronx, added seven assists and six rebounds to help UConn (31-9) extend a winning streak that started with a five-wins-in-five-nights leg-drainer at the conference tournament and now includes five more at the tournament that really counts.

The third-seeded Huskies - lowest seed left in a tournament that has been as unpredictable as any in history - will face No. 8 Butler, a 70-62 winner over 11th-seeded VCU in the first semifinal, on Monday.

'We've got a heck of a challenge on Monday night, but the fact that we're playing Monday night, that's beautiful,' Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun said.

This one was not pretty on either end.

Fourth-seeded Kentucky (29-9) shot 33.9 percent for the game and went 5:39 without a point late in the second half. UConn wasn't much better, but Walker, Alex Oriakhi and Shabazz Napier all made baskets to turn a 48-48 tie into a 54-48 lead with 2:29 left.

Deandre Liggins (6'6''-G-88) made a 3-pointer for the Wildcats to cut the deficit to three, and Kentucky had its chances. But Brandon Knight (6'3''-G), one of John Calipari's three sensational freshmen, barely drew iron on a 3-pointer. After Kentucky got the rebound, Liggins drew a foul but only hit one of two free throws.

Kentucky forced one more turnover and went for the win, but this time, it was Liggins whose 3-pointer was short. Napier made two free throws to make it 56-52, then Knight ended the game with a 3-pointer at the buzzer - a meaningless make and a cruel close to what has otherwise been a remarkable season for Calipari and Co. - Kentucky's first trip to the Final Four since winning it all in 1998.

'It's an amazing feeling,' Walker said. 'It's a little surreal right now, but hopefully we can bring it back to Storrs.'

Speaking of amazing, UConn is peaking at the right time. The Huskies, a freshman-filled team that lived down to expectations by going 9-9 in their conference, haven't lost since they fell to Notre Dame to close the regular season on Feb. 5.

UConn wasn't nearly as dominating here in Houston as in its 84-67 victory over Kentucky in November at the Maui Invitational. But a win's a win, and nobody does it better than UConn when it's all-or-nothing. Counting that relatively low-key get-together on the island, the Huskies are 13-0 in tournament games this season.

Little was expected from Calhoun's team this year, in part because it is filled with underclassmen, including starters Oriakhi, Roscoe Smith, Tyler Orlander and Jeremy Lamb (6'5''-G/F).

Walker, a junior, is the sparkplug, though. Kentucky did a decent job containing him with its zone, which forced the Huskies to be more patient and look for second options. Lamb was the most obvious one. The freshman, whose father Ronaldo made a game-winning shot to knock Calhoun out of the tournament when he was coaching at Northeastern in 1984, had 12 points, including a fancy scooping layup with 2:29 left to put the Huskies ahead by six.

From there, it was a hectic, hard-fought finish that included few baskets and even fewer breaks. The teams played nearly five straight minutes without a whistle, and the 4-minute media timeout didn't come until there were about 90 seconds left. The quick pace might have had something to do with Kentucky coming up short on some of those key shots late. There wasn't much of an explanation, though, for the 9-for-32 shooting in the first half. The Wildcats trailed 31-21 at the break, their lowest first-half output of the season.

Knight finished 6 for 23 with 17 points, Lamb had 13 on 5-for-10 shooting. But the Wildcats made only 21 field goals, only nine from 3-point range and shot 4 for 12 from the free-throw line.

'I just think we missed a bunch of open shots,' Kentucky senior Josh Harrellson (6'10''-F-89) said. 'We had good looks, and we just weren't knocking anything down. ... We just couldn't make anything.'

Calipari barely lost a coaching matchup against Calhoun - a showdown between a couple of coaches who haven't hid their dislike for each other, dating to the day when Calipari was at UMass and moving in on Calhoun's turf.

'We had our chance to win the game, and as a coach, that's all you can ask of these young people,' Calipari said. 'Give us a chance, and we had an opportunity.'
While Calhoun has become a fixture at UConn - in his fourth Final Four - Calipari has moved around. This year, he joined Rick Pitino as only the second coach to take three different programs to the sport's biggest stage.

He said he'd prefer talent over experience any day. His ability to bring this group of freshmen this far was remarkable, given that this was considered something of a rebuilding year for the Wildcats, who lost John Wall and four others to the NBA draft after last season.

Calhoun could tell the same story. He wasn't expected to do much this year, and was depending mainly on his star, Walker, to shoulder the load. It worked early in the season, but teams figured out how to contain him in the Big East - as grueling a conference as there is.

Walker has been electric in leading the Huskies this far in the tournament, though, averaging 26 points a game on the road to the Final Four.

Courtesy of www.ocregister.com


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  NEW ZEALAND   


Silvester Spicer inks with Southland Sharks - by Eurobasket News
Southland Sharks signed a temporary contract with Silvester Spicer (198-F-86, college: Rogers St.). He is meant to replace Kaniel Dickens (203-F-78, college: Idaho) who would join the team in early May. Silvester Spicer arrives from Portugal. The 24-year-old forward played for Alges in Proliga lately. He joined the team back in January. Silvester Spicer tallied 21.6 points, 9.6 boards and 1.8 steals per game for Alges. Silvester Spicer started the season in Israel. He notched 10.3 points, 8.7 boards and 1.0 block per game for Elitzur Ramla in National League. It is the first pro season for the forward. Silvester Spicer graduated from Rogers State University in 2010. His stats read 16.4 points and 6.4 boards per game in his senior season with the Hillcats.


2011 Oceania Championships set for September - by Eurobasket News
FIBA Oceania 2011 Championships are set to take place in September. Australian and New Zealand selections (both men and women) will fight for the spot at the London Olympic Games in three-game series. The exact dates are September 7, 9 and 11. Each day will include double-headers with Australian Boomers and Opals fighting against New Zealand Tall Blacks and Tall Ferns. The games will take place in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney.


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  NORWAY   


Tromso won the Final opener - by Eurobasket News
Tromso - Baerum 87-78

The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 7-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 87-78. Tromso forced 22 Baerum turnovers. American swingman Ronald Timus (197-84, college: Morgan St.) stepped up and scored 31 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals for the winners and his fellow American import forward Gerald January (201-88, college: Montevallo) chipped in 24 points and 10 rebounds. At the losing side American power forward Donald Oatis (206-79, college: Wilberforce, agency: Prossin Sports Management) responded with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 12 rebounds and guard Nils-Paul Skara (185-87, college: William & Mary) scored 21 points and 5 rebounds. Five Baerum players scored in double figures. Baerum's coach Pal Berg rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Tromso: R.Timus 31+7reb+5ast, G.January 24+10reb+1ast, H.Issalhi 13+3reb+5ast, G.Mihaylov 6+2reb+3ast, B.Myhrer 5+1reb+1ast, D.Christensen 5+15reb
Baerum: N.Skara 21+5reb+2ast, D.Oatis 17+12reb+2ast, D.Berg 14+7reb+2ast, C.Elgmork 11+3reb+1ast, V.Hamilton 10+14reb, S.Berg 5+2reb
gschID: 125930




BLNO Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Antonio RUSSELL
  Kristiansand
  (183-G-84)
  Avg: 27
 1. Russell, Kristiansand27.0 
 2. Timus, Tromso25.0 
 3. Bullock, Gimle21.7 
 4. Karlsen, Asker21.6 
 5. Diomande, Ammerud21.4 
 6. Kombat, Froya21.2 
 7. January, Tromso20.3 
 8. Eskeland, Ulriken19.1 
 9. Oatis, Baerum18.3 
 10. Fivelstad, Ulriken17.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Peter BULLOCK
  Gimle
  (198-F/C-82)
  Avg: 13.3
 1. Bullock, Gimle13.3 
 2. Oatis, Baerum12.3 
 3. Mullenax, Ulriken11.1 
 4. Karlsen, Asker10.3 
 5. Fivelstad, Ulriken10.1 
 6. Christensen, Tro.9.8 
 7. Kombat, Froya8.7 
 8. Hamilton, Baerum8.7 
 9. January, Tromso8.7 
 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. Issalhi, Tromso4.4 
 4. Bullock, Gimle4.3 
 5. Eskeland, Ulriken4.3 
 6. Russell, Kristiansand4.2 
 7. Elgmork, Baerum3.7 
 8. Ouakkaha, Ulriken3.6 
 9. Mihaylov, Tromso3.4 
 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. Eskeland, Ulriken2.0 
 4. Ouakkaha, Ulriken2.0 
 5. Russell, Kristiansand2.0 
 6. Timus, Tromso1.7 
 7. Mahnin, Asker1.7 
 8. Gabrans, Froya1.7 
 9. Elgmork, Baerum1.6 
 10. January, Tromso1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Donald OATIS
  Baerum
  (206-F/C-79)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Oatis, Baerum3.3 
 2. Beqiri, Kristiansand1.7 
 3. January, Tromso1.5 
 4. Hamilton, Baerum1.3 
 5. Christensen, Tro.1.2 
 6. Bullock, Gimle1.1 
 7. Karlsen, Asker0.9 
 8. Mullenax, Ulriken0.9 
 9. Hagen, Ammerud0.8 
 10. Nyborg, Asker0.8 


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  PALESTINE   


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


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  POLAND   


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. Jarecki, GKS Tychy16.3 
 6. Michalak, Polonia .16.0 
 7. Ustarbowski, Gor.15.7 
 8. Lichodzijews., ISS S.15.4 
 9. Mordzak, Asec.Pro.15.0 
 10. Wojdyla, Asec.Pro.14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Wojciech ZURAWSKI
  ISS Sportino
  (199-F/C-76)
  Avg: 9.7
 1. Zurawski, ISS S.9.7 
 2. Lichodzijews., ISS S.8.9 
 3. Mielczarek, AZS S.8.6 
 4. Wojdyla, Asec.Pro.8.4 
 5. Wilczek, Sokol Lancut8.0 
 6. Mis, SKK Siedlce7.9 
 7. Klima, Sokol Lancut7.7 
 8. Luszczewski, Start L.7.7 
 9. Lisewski, MMKS D.7.6 
 10. Grudzinski, Spojnia7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Rafal WOJCICKI
  SKK Siedlce
  (193-G-82)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Wojcicki, SKK S.6.3 
 2. Brek, SKK Siedlce5.9 
 3. Wilczek, Tempcold.5.9 
 4. Sikora, Start Lublin5.0 
 5. Stoklosa, Spojnia4.9 
 6. Jakobczyk, Gornik4.9 
 7. Zytko, ISS Sportino4.8 
 8. Basinski, MMKS D.4.6 
 9. Kowalski, Gornik4.5 
 10. Mordzak, Asec.Pro.4.4 
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.2.7 
 5. Muszynski, Gornik2.6 
 6. Michalak, Polonia .2.5 
 7. Klima, Sokol Lancut2.5 
 8. Szymanski, Znicz B.2.4 
 9. Wilczek, Tempcold.2.2 
 10. Rosnowski, ISS 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. Klima, Sokol Lancut1.4 
 4. Lichodzijews., ISS S.1.3 
 5. Mis, SKK Siedlce1.1 
 6. Kulikowski, Spojnia1.1 
 7. Bzdyra, GKS Tychy1.0 
 8. Pietras, Polonia 20110.9 
 9. Czyz, SKK Siedlce0.9 
 10. Glabas, Polonia 20110.9 


DBE Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Ted SCOTT
  SKK Kotwica
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 25.4
 1. Scott, SKK Kotwica25.4 
 2. Reynolds, AZS K.17.6 
 3. Frazier, AZS K.17.0 
 4. Hodge, Zastal17.0 
 5. Hinson, Polonia Azbud16.3 
 6. Reese, AZS Koszalin16.2 
 7. Bennerman, Energa C.14.5 
 8. NaNa, Polonia Azbud14.4 
 9. Goffney, Siarka14.1 
 10. Harris, SKK K.14.0 
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. Wysocki, PGE Turow7.1 
 6. Easley, Polonia Azbud7.0 
 7. Reynolds, AZS K.6.8 
 8. Ceranic, Trefl S.6.7 
 9. Archibeque, Polph.6.3 
 10. Miller, Anwil6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Igor MILICIC
  AZS Koszalin
  (194-G-76)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Milicic, AZS K.6.7 
 2. Blassingame, Energa C.6.5 
 3. Thomas, PGE Turow5.9 
 4. Hodge, Zastal5.1 
 5. Skibniewski, Polph.5.0 
 6. Szubarga, Asseco P.4.5 
 7. Hawkins, PBG B.4.2 
 8. Vaughn, Polpharma3.5 
 9. Laczynski, Poloni.3.1 
 10. Thompson, Anwil3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Krzysztof SZUBARGA
  Asseco Prokom
  (182-G-84)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Szubarga, Asseco P.2.8 
 2. Maye, Zastal2.8 
 3. Blassingame, Energa C.2.7 
 4. Hinson, Polonia Azbud2.7 
 5. Sapp, SKK Kotwica2.5 
 6. Skibniewski, Polph.2.5 
 7. Hodge, Zastal2.5 
 8. Pringle, Siarka2.4 
 9. Milicic, AZS K.2.3 
 10. Ewing, Asseco P.2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Darrell HARRIS
  SKK Kotwica
  (208-C-84)
  Avg: 2
 1. Harris, SKK K.2.0 
 2. Reynolds, AZS K.1.4 
 3. Lapeta, Asseco P.1.4 
 4. Hicks, Anwil1.3 
 5. Easley, Polonia Azbud1.3 
 6. Burgess, Zastal1.3 
 7. Davis, Energa C.1.0 
 8. Miller, Anwil0.8 
 9. Kesicki, Zastal0.8 
 10. Mirkovic, Polpharma0.7 


PLK Round 2 of Quarter-Finals - by Eurobasket News
Trefl Sopot - Anwil 68-76

Anwil leveled the quarterfinal series versus Trefl Sopot. The Wloclawek team stole a road win in Sopot. The guests trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 43-31 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Anwil made 22-of-26 free shots (84.6 percent) during the game. Trefl Sopot was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. The former international guard Andrzej Pluta (182-74, agency: Court Side) scored 23 points to lead the charge for the winners and American point guard Darryl Thompson (173-85, college: Appalachian St., agency: Hart Sports Mngm) chipped in 10 points during the contest. Four Anwil players scored in double figures. Anwil's coach Emir Mutapcic used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The former international forward Marcin Stefanski (200-83) responded with 11 points and 8 rebounds and Serbian center Dragan Ceranic (212-76, agency: Beo Basket) scored 5 points and 10 rebounds.
Top scorers:
Anwil: A.Pluta 23+3reb+3ast, L.Majewski 12+3reb, S.Hajric 10+3reb, D.Thompson 10+4reb+3ast, N.Jovanovic 6+5reb+2ast, B.Diduszko 5+2reb
Trefl Sopot: M.Stefanski 11+8reb+1ast, P.Kikowski 10+1reb+4ast, A.Waczynski 10+2reb, L.Kinnard 8+2reb+2ast, S.Ljubotina 7+2reb, G.Gustas 6+1reb+3ast
gschID: 125334


PGE Turow - PBG Basket 73-72 OT

Turow needed an overtime to celebrate the second straight win over PBG Basket. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But PBG Basket won third quarter 16-15. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening, at least not yet. The game turned upside-down in the last quarter, where PBG Basket used huge pressure winning it 18-13 getting a tie at the end of regular time. They lost eventually overtime period 9-10. PBG Basket was plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. American guard Torey Thomas (180-G-85, agency: Interperformances, college: Holy Cross) scored 19 points, 5 rebounds, 8 assists and 6 steals to lead the charge for the winners and naturalized German forward Konrad Wysocki (201-82, college: Princeton, agency: Pro One Sports) chipped in 15 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. Serbian power forward Vladimir Tica (208-81, agency: BeoExcell) responded with 18 points and 5 rebounds and the former international power forward Damian Kulig (205-87) scored 17 points. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game.
Top scorers:
PGE Turow: T.Thomas 19+5reb+8ast, K.Wysocki 15+8reb, D.Jackson 11+1reb+2ast, M.Gabinski 8+5reb+2ast, R.Tomaszek 7+6reb+1ast, M.Brkic 5+7reb+2ast
PBG Basket: V.Tica 18+5reb, D.Kulig 17+4reb+1ast, E.Miller 11+3reb+2ast, C.Hawkins 8+8reb+3ast, L.Wisniewski 8+2reb+2ast, P.Stelmach 4+4reb
gschID: 125335


Asseco Prokom - AZS Koszalin 106-82

Asseco Prokm cruised to the second win in a row against AZS Koszalin. The game without a history. Asseco Prokom led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They shot 65.5 percent from the field and made 23-of-24 free shots (95.8 percent) during the game. Asseco Prokom outrebounded AZS Koszalin 36-20 including a 34-14 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a great shooting night for Asseco Prokom especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 57.9 percentage. AZS Koszalin was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. The former international forward Robert Witka (205-81) scored 19 points and 5 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Serbian-Bosnian power forward Ratko Varda (216-79, agency: Alti Sport) chipped in 14 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists during the contest. Five Asseco Prokom players scored in double figures. Asseco Prokom's coach Tomas Pacesas felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American forward Grady Reynolds (198-80, college: St.John's, agency: Strategic Sports) responded with 21 points and 5 rebounds and his fellow American import swingman Winsome Frazier (193-82, college: Mississippi St., agency: KMG Sports Management) scored 17 points and 5 rebounds.
Top scorers:
Asseco Prokom: R.Witka 19+5reb+1ast, K.Szubarga 17+2reb+3ast, R.Varda 14+6reb+4ast, R.Burrell 13+3reb+2ast, C.Eldridge 13+1reb+4ast, T.Adams 11+1reb+1ast
AZS Koszalin: G.Reynolds 21+5reb+1ast, W.Frazier 17+5reb+1ast, G.Reese 12+4reb+2ast, T.Snieg 9+3reb+4ast, I.Milicic 9+1reb+4ast, S.Bogavac 6+1reb
gschID: 125336


Energa Czarni - Polpharma 89-70

Energa Czarni recorded their second win in the quarterfinal series versus Polpharma. It was a very close game until the last quarter, when Energa Czarni's pressure prevailed and they won that period 30-17 extending their advantage to 19 points. They dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Polpharma's 30. Energa Czarni looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. American guard William Avery (188-79, college: Duke, agency: Pro One Sports) scored 16 points and 5 assists to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import guard Jerel Blassingame (177-81, college: UNLV) chipped in 13 points, 6 assists and 4 steals during the contest. The former international guard Robert Skibniewski (182-83) responded with 13 points and 4 assists and American guard Deonta Vaughn (185-86, college: Cincinnati) scored 13 points and 5 steals. Five Energa Czarni and four Polpharma players scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Energa Czarni: W.Avery 16+2reb+5ast, P.Leonczyk 14+5reb, M.Cesnauskis 13+2reb+4ast, J.Blassingame 13+3reb+6ast, Z.Bialek 12+3reb+1ast, B.Davis 8+1reb+1ast
Polpharma: K.Chanas 13, R.Skibniewski 13+4reb+4ast, D.Vaughn 13+3reb+3ast, M.Hicks 12+2reb, B.Gilmore 6+1reb+2ast, U.Mirkovic 5+4reb+1ast
gschID: 125333




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  PORTUGAL   


Marcus Sikes debuts for Galitos - by Eurobasket News
Marcus Sikes (203-F-84, agency: STKG, college: Cincinnati) debuted in Portuguese Proliga. The 26-year-old forward has recently joined Galitos. He appeared on court tonight and tallied 11 points and 7 rebounds in Galitos 81:75 win over Guifoes. Marcus Sikes started the season in Uruguay. He played for Anastasia de Fray Bentos. His stats read 18.1 points, 8.1 boards, 1.4 assists and 1.1 steals per game. Previously Marcus Sikes played in Lebanon, Cyprus and Brazil. The forward graduated from the University of Cincinnati back in 2008.


Standings - LPB
LPB Standings
 1. Porto Ferpinta 20-1 
 2. Benfica 16-4 
 3. Academica 14-6 
 4. Vitoria SC 11-9 
 5. CAB 10-11 
 6. Ovarense 10-11 
 7. Penafiel 10-11 
 8. Sampaense 9-12 
 9. Ginasio 9-12 
 10. Lusitania 6-15 
 11. Illiabum 6-15 
 12. Barreirense 3-17 


Standings - Proliga
Proliga Standings
 1. Barcelos 17-4 
 2. Fisica 15-6 
 3. Galitos FC 14-7 
 4. Angra 14-7 
 5. Sangalhos 13-7 
 6. Povoa 12-9 
 7. Terceira Basket 11-9 
 8. Electrico FC 9-12 
 9. Alges 7-13 
 10. Guifoes 7-14 
 11. Maia Basket 5-15 
 12. Seixal 0-21 


Stats Leaders - UZO Liga
Points Per Game
 Tyrone CURNELL
  Barreirense
  (201-F-88)
  Avg: 20.7
 1. Curnell, Barreirense20.7 
 2. Oruche, Ginasio20.6 
 3. Luettgerodt, Sampa.20.6 
 4. Jackson, Sampaense19.8 
 5. Shaw, Academica19.3 
 6. Austin, Vitoria SC18.3 
 7. Goode, Penafiel18.2 
 8. Johnson, Barreire.17.8 
 9. Eddie, Academica17.5 
 10. Stempin, Porto F.17.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kevin MARTIN
  Vitoria SC
  (208-C-83)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Martin, Vitoria SC10.3 
 2. Cortez, Ovarense10.2 
 3. Robert, Lusitania10.0 
 4. Shaw, Academica9.6 
 5. Terrell, Porto F.9.1 
 6. Eddie, Academica9.0 
 7. Momplasir, Lusitania8.8 
 8. Jackson, Sampaense8.8 
 9. Nolen, Penafiel8.5 
 10. Curnell, Barreirense8.5 
Assists Per Game
 Nuno MANARTE
  Ovarense
  (184-G-75)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Manarte, Ovarense7.2 
 2. Sing, Sampaense6.0 
 3. Reveles, Ginasio5.7 
 4. Minhava, Benfica5.3 
 5. Monteiro, Lusitania5.2 
 6. Simoes, Academica4.9 
 7. Fernandes, CAB4.5 
 8. Silva, CAB4.4 
 9. Barroso, Ginasio4.0 
 10. Andrade, Porto F.3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Tyrone CURNELL
  Barreirense
  (201-F-88)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Curnell, Barreirense3.4 
 2. Cortez, Ovarense2.9 
 3. Goode, Penafiel2.8 
 4. Jackson, CAB2.5 
 5. Holland, Academica2.4 
 6. Silva, CAB2.2 
 7. Tavares, Vitoria SC2.1 
 8. Felix, Illiabum2.1 
 9. Eddie, Academica2.1 
 10. Gentry, CAB1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Marcel MOMPLASIR
  Lusitania
  (205-C-81)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Momplasir, Lusitania3.8 
 2. Nolen, Penafiel1.3 
 3. Coelho, CAB1.2 
 4. Jackson, Sampaense1.2 
 5. Gentry, CAB1.1 
 6. Gray, Sampaense1.0 
 7. Willis, Illiabum1.0 
 8. Hartford, Ginasio1.0 
 9. Harris, Illiabum1.0 
 10. Stempin, Porto F.0.9 


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  PUERTO RICO   


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


Stats Leaders - BSN
Points Per Game
 Hector ROMERO
  Mayaguez
  (202-F/C-80)
  Avg: 30
 1. Romero, Mayaguez30.0 
 2. Ayuso, Capitanes27.0 
 3. Life, Humacao26.0 
 4. Vassallo, Guaynabo25.5 
 5. Villegas, Coamo24.5 
 6. Hatton, Bayamon21.0 
 7. Sanchez, Santurce20.0 
 8. Narvaez, Coamo19.0 
 9. Carmona, Mayaguez19.0 
 10. Valencia, Isabela18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Manuel Antonio NARVAEZ
  Coamo
  (211-C-81)
  Avg: 12.3
 1. Narvaez, Coamo12.3 
 2. Lloreda, San G.12.0 
 3. Romero, Mayaguez11.0 
 4. Pruitt, Guaynabo11.0 
 5. Figueroa, Guaynabo10.0 
 6. Dyer, San German9.0 
 7. Aubry, Capitanes9.0 
 8. Lee, Bayamon8.0 
 9. Shannon, Bayamon7.0 
 10. Jones, Quebradillas7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Lewis CLINCH
  Isabela
  (191-G-87)
  Avg: 9
 1. Clinch, Isabela9.0 
 2. Pagan, Santurce7.0 
 3. Copeland, San G.6.5 
 4. Apodaca, Quebradillas5.8 
 5. Dalmau, Bayamon5.0 
 6. Garcia, Humacao5.0 
 7. Hatton, Bayamon5.0 
 8. Cruz, Capitanes5.0 
 9. Huertas, Quebradillas4.3 
 10. Jimenez, Mayaguez4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Lewis CLINCH
  Isabela
  (191-G-87)
  Avg: 4
 1. Clinch, Isabela4.0 
 2. Mojica, Bayamon3.0 
 3. Apodaca, Quebradillas2.3 
 4. Ayuso, Capitanes2.0 
 5. Carmona, Mayaguez2.0 
 6. Rice, San German2.0 
 7. Graham, Mayaguez2.0 
 8. Romero, Mayaguez2.0 
 9. Life, Humacao2.0 
 10. Benison, Santurce2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Hector ROMERO
  Mayaguez
  (202-F/C-80)
  Avg: 4
 1. Romero, Mayaguez4.0 
 2. Lee, Bayamon3.0 
 3. Traylor, Bayamon3.0 
 4. Lloreda, San G.2.0 
 5. Penn, Humacao2.0 
 6. Pellot-Rosa, San G.1.5 
 7. Santiago, Capitanes1.5 
 8. Jones, Quebradillas1.5 
 9. Freije, Coamo1.5 
 10. Sanchez, Santurce1.0 


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  ROMANIA   


CSU Ploiesti wins the Regular Season - by Eurobasket News
The Regular Season in Div.A just ended.

Top ranked Ploiesti (24-6) recorded its sixth loss at the home court on Saturday night, but won the Regular Season. Hosts were edged by third ranked Gaz Metan (23-7) 84-82. The guests trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 26-20 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Gaz Metan outrebounded Ploiesti 41-27 including a 19-7 advantage in offensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was American forward Deven Mitchell (196-84, agency: Interperformances) who scored 17 points and 6 rebounds. The former international forward Titus Nicoara (200-88, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 14 points and 8 rebounds. Gaz Metan's coach Bruno Soce used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Qarraan Calhoun (203-86, college: Houston, agency: Hart Sports Mngm) who recorded 22 points and 8 rebounds. Despite that victory Gaz Metan went down to third position due to points difference. Defending champion Ploiesti still keeps top place with six games lost. They share the position with U.Mobitel.CN.


Very important is a road loss of third ranked Steaua Turabo (21-9) against sixteenth ranked U-Mobitelco (24-6) on Saturday night. Visiting Steaua Turabo was defeated by U-Mobitelco in Cluj Napoca 70-59. It was a good game for American forward Kyndall Dykes (191-87, college: New Orleans, agency: Strategic Sports) who led his team to a victory with 23 points. Zoran Krstanovic contributed with 17 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. The former international power forward Virgil Stanescu (207-77, college: S.Alabama, agency: Interperformances) replied with 9 points and 9 rebounds for Steaua Turabo. Steaua Turabo's coach Niksa Bavcevic rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. U-Mobitelco have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They used an opportunity after Ploiesti lost their game and moved up joining them at the top position. Steaua Turabo at the other side dropped to the fourth place with nine games lost. They share the position with Mures.

The game in Sibiu was also quite interesting. 5th ranked Pitesti (17-13) played at the court of sixth ranked CSU Sibiu (17-13). CSU Sibiu defeated Pitesti 82-71 on Saturday. LeVar Seals scored 27 points and 8 rebounds (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line) to lead the charge for the winners. The best for the losing side was Donte Gennie with 20 points and 4 assists. CSU Sibiu have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain sixth position with 17-13 record, which they share with Oradea and Pitesti.

The game with biggest result difference took place in Mures. Local Mures (21-9) outscored 15th ranked Brasov (1-29) 109-68. Jason Forte notched 28 points and 7 rebounds to lead the effort. Mures maintains fourth position with 21-9 record, which they share with Steaua Turabo. Brasov lost nineteenth consecutive game. They dropped to the bottom.
Rest of the games of round 30 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
CSM Bucuresti defeated Craiova in a road game 95-86. Miercurea Ciuc smashed Politehnica Iasi at home 127-107. Timisoara lost to Rovinari on the opponent's court 93-100. Oradea outscored Otopeni in a home game 70-47.
The best stats of 30th round was 36 points (!!!), 10 rebounds and 8 assists by Levi Levine of Miercurea Ciuc.


CSU Sibiu - Pitesti 82-71

The game in Sibiu was also quite interesting. 5th ranked Pitesti (17-13) played at the court of sixth ranked CSU Sibiu (17-13). CSU Sibiu defeated Pitesti 82-71 on Saturday. Pitesti was trailing by 7 points at halftime but managed to get 6-point lead after three quarters before a 27-10 charge of CSU Sibiu, which allowed them to win the game. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when CSU Sibiu made 7 blocks. American guard LeVar Seals (194-82, college: De Paul) scored 27 points and 8 rebounds (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line) to lead the charge for the winners and guard Octavian Calota (185-84) chipped in 12 points and 6 assists during the contest. Five CSU Sibiu players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American guard Donte Gennie (185-83, college: Georgia Southern, agency: Basket Law/NM Services) with 20 points and 4 assists and the former international center Senai Isleam (217-76, agency: Court Side) scored 10 points and 8 rebounds. CSU Sibiu have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain sixth position with 17-13 record, which they share with Oradea and Pitesti.

Top scorers:
CSU Sibiu: L.Seals 27+8reb+3ast, S.Atanackovic 16+1reb+2ast, M.Markovic 12+5reb+1ast, O.Calota 12+3reb+6ast, J.Herndon 11+7reb, C.Craciun 4+5reb
Pitesti: D.Gennie 20+3reb+4ast, I.Stefanovic 14+2reb+2ast, S.Isleam 10+8reb+1ast, C.Eichelberger 9+7reb, D.Vujacic 8+2reb+4ast, A.Voinescu 6+4reb



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Craiova - CSM Bucuresti 86-95

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 12th ranked Craiova's (6-24) home loss to eleventh ranked CSM Bucuresti (13-17) 86-95. It looked good early as Craiova took an 6-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then CSM Bucuresti had a 28-18 second period charge getting the lead and Craiova was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 86-95. CSM Bucuresti forced 20 Craiova turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. Serbian power forward Branislav Tomic (205-80) notched 27 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the effort and American guard Jamaal Smith (175-85, college: N.Mexico) supported him with 18 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Even 20 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists by American center Kenneth Simms (203, college: Cumberland) did not help to save the game for Craiova. His fellow American import guard Casey Wohlleb (201-86, college: Florida Gulf Coast) added 20 points and 7 rebounds. Four Craiova players scored in double figures. Despite that victory CSM Bucuresti went down to twelfth position due to points difference. Craiova lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the thirteenth place with 24 games lost.

Top scorers:
CSM Bucuresti: B.Tomic 27+8reb+4ast, J.Smith 18+5reb+5ast, M.Paul 17+1reb+7ast, R.Kraemer 10+4reb, A.Santana 9+5reb+3ast, M.Bennett 8+12reb+3ast
Craiova: K.Simms 20+8reb+4ast, C.Wohlleb 20+7reb, B.Gillespie 17+3reb+3ast, I.Albu 10+2reb, I.Dodoc 8+1reb+4ast, E.Lapadat 4+2reb+3ast


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Miercurea Ciuc - Politehnica Iasi 127-107

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both fourteenth ranked Miercurea Ciuc and 13th ranked Politehnica Iasi had identical 5-24 record. This time Miercurea Ciuc used a home court advantage and smashed the opponent from Iasi 127-107. The game was mostly controlled by Miercurea Ciuc. Politehnica Iasi was better in fourth quarter 39-33. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Miercurea Ciuc dominated down low during the game scoring 82 of its points in the paint compared to Politehnica Iasi's 46. They outrebounded Politehnica Iasi 35-24 including 24 on the defensive glass. Miercurea Ciuc players were unselfish on offense dishing 32 assists comparing to just 12 passes made by Politehnica Iasi's players. American forward Levi Levine (198-82, college: Albany) notched a double-double by scoring 36 points (!!!), 10 rebounds and 8 assists (on 16-of-21 shooting from the field) to lead the effort and the other American import power forward Jonathan Huffman (213-86, college: Iona, agency: KMG Sports Management) supported him with 25 points and 11 rebounds. Huffman is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top summer league for players who want to play basketball overseas. Miercurea Ciuc's coach Botond Laszlofy allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Even 32 points and 6 rebounds (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line) by American guard LeRoy Dawson (188-81, college: S.Nazarene, agency: Global Sports Plaza) did not help to save the game for Politehnica Iasi. Bosnian-Serbian swingman Nenad Marinkovic (197-83) added 24 points. Five Miercurea Ciuc and four Politehnica Iasi players scored in double figures. Miercurea Ciuc (6-24) moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with Craiova. Politehnica Iasi lost sixth consecutive game. Politehnica Iasi at the other side, also newcomer in the league, dropped to the fifteenth position with 25 games lost.

Top scorers:
Miercurea Ciuc: L.Levine 36+10reb+8ast, J.Huffman 25+11reb+3ast, C.Hannah 22+3reb+9ast, E.Tucker 14+1reb+6ast, F.Biro 11+7reb+2ast, Z.Samuila 6+1ast
Politehnica Iasi: L.Dawson 32+6reb+2ast, N.Marinkovic 24+1reb+1ast, B.McCullough 18+3reb+4ast, B.Kabengele-Kalala 14+3reb+1ast, F.Moscalu 9+1ast, M.Nicolae 6+3reb+2ast


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U.Mobitel.CN - Steaua Turabo 70-59

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Steaua Turabo (21-9) against sixteenth ranked U-Mobitelco (24-6) on Saturday night. Visiting Steaua Turabo was defeated by U-Mobitelco in Cluj Napoca 70-59. The game was mostly controlled by U-Mobitelco. Steaua Turabo was better in fourth quarter 25-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. U-Mobitelco forced 23 Steaua Turabo turnovers. It was a good game for American forward Kyndall Dykes (191-87, college: New Orleans, agency: Strategic Sports) who led his team to a victory with 23 points. Serbian center Zoran Krstanovic (205-82) contributed with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Dykes is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. The former international power forward Virgil Stanescu (207-77, college: S.Alabama, agency: Interperformances) replied with 9 points and 9 rebounds and the former international center Virgil Carutasu (204-76) added 8 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Steaua Turabo. Steaua Turabo's coach Niksa Bavcevic rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. U-Mobitelco have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They used an opportunity after Ploiesti lost their game and moved up joining them at the top position. Steaua Turabo at the other side dropped to the fourth place with nine games lost. They share the position with Mures.

Top scorers:
U.Mobitel.CN: K.Dykes 23+3reb+2ast, Z.Krstanovic 17+10reb+1ast, M.Silvasan 14+2reb+2ast, S.Thomson 8+3reb+4ast, P.Chetreanu 6+2reb, B.Cuic 2+6reb+8ast
Steaua Turabo: B.Popescu 17+1reb, J.Jackson 14+3reb+1ast, V.Stanescu 9+9reb+3ast, V.Carutasu 8+10reb+1ast, G.Hafnar 6+4ast, T.Smith 5+6reb


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Ploiesti - Gaz Metan 82-84

Top ranked Ploiesti (24-6) recorded its sixth loss at the home court on Saturday night. Hosts were edged by second ranked Gaz Metan (23-7) 84-82. The guests trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 26-20 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Gaz Metan outrebounded Ploiesti 41-27 including a 19-7 advantage in offensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was American forward Deven Mitchell (196-84, agency: Interperformances) who scored 17 points and 6 rebounds. The former international forward Titus Nicoara (200-88, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 14 points and 8 rebounds. Gaz Metan's coach Bruno Soce used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Qarraan Calhoun (203-86, college: Houston, agency: Hart Sports Mngm) who recorded 22 points and 8 rebounds and his fellow American import guard Jason Westrol (191-88, college: Bentley, agency: Hart Sports Mngm) added 15 points and 4 assists respectively. Four Gaz Metan and five Ploiesti players scored in double figures. Despite that victory Gaz Metan went down to third position due to points difference. Defending champion Ploiesti still keeps top place with six games lost. They share the position with U.Mobitel.CN.

Top scorers:
Gaz Metan: D.Mitchell 17+6reb+1ast, T.Nicoara 14+8reb+1ast, I.Ivanovic 11+6reb+3ast, U.Velickovic 10+1reb+3ast, D.Kinloch 8+4reb+1ast, I.Dragusin 6+9reb+1ast
Ploiesti: Q.Calhoun 22+8reb+1ast, J.Westrol 15+3reb+4ast, D.Mack 13+2reb+1ast, C.Burlacu 11+5reb+3ast, K.Ford 11+2reb, L.Szijarto 6+2reb


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Mures - Brasov 109-68

The game with biggest result difference took place in Mures. Local Mures (21-9) outscored 15th ranked Brasov (1-29) 109-68. The game without a history. Mures 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 Brasov's 36. Mures forced 29 Brasov turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 32 assists comparing to just 11 passes made by Brasov's players. Mures brought some defensive toughness making 7 blocks. American forward Jason Forte (196-84, college: S.Mississippi) notched 28 points and 7 rebounds to lead the effort and the other American import guard JuJuan Cooley (175-82, college: Indiana Tech, agency: Agency No 10) supported him with 10 points, 17 assists and 7 steals. Five Mures players scored in double figures. Even 29 points and 6 rebounds by Montenegrin center Zeljko Bubanja (210-73) did not help to save the game for Brasov. Alin Andries added 16 points and 8 rebounds. Mures maintains fourth position with 21-9 record, which they share with Steaua Turabo. Brasov lost nineteenth consecutive game. They dropped to the bottom.

Top scorers:
Mures: J.Forte 28+7reb+1ast, A.Capusan 20+3reb+2ast, J.Straight 16+5reb+5ast, F.Lapuste 12+5reb+1ast, A.Mladenovic 11+1reb+4ast, J.Cooley 10+4reb+17ast
Brasov: Z.Bubanja 29+6reb+3ast, A.Andries 16+8reb+3ast, A.Tatu 7+2reb+2ast, O.Boian 5+1reb+1ast, B.Dragus 5+9reb, H.Codin 4+1reb


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Rovinari - Timisoara 100-93

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both tenth ranked Rovinari and 9th ranked Timisoara had identical 14-15 record. This time Rovinari used a home court advantage and won against the opponent from Timisoara 100-93. It looked good early as Timisoara took an 6-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Rovinari had a 27-16 second period charge getting the lead and Timisoara was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 93-100. Rovinari made 19-of-23 charity shots (82.6 percent) during the game. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 28 assists. 24 personal fouls committed by Timisoara helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American guard Louis Darby (196-84, college: Long Beach St.) notched 28 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists (on 10-of-11 shooting from the field) to lead the effort and Polish center Rafal Bigus (215-76, college: Villanova) supported him with 15 points and 11 rebounds. Even 25 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists by Serbian forward Milos Pesic (202-84) did not help to save the game for Timisoara. Serbian guard Rade Dzambic (188-80, college: NYIT) added 23 points and 6 assists. Five Rovinari and four Timisoara players scored in double figures. Rovinari have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain tenth position with 15-15 record. Timisoara at the other side dropped to the eleventh place with 16 games lost.

Top scorers:
Rovinari: L.Darby 28+5reb+4ast, P.Troupe 19+1reb+6ast, S.Nikolic 16+2reb+10ast, S.Lupusavei 16+2reb+2ast, R.Bigus 15+11reb+3ast, V.Mocanu 4+2reb+2ast
Timisoara: M.Pesic 25+7reb+9ast, R.Dzambic 23+3reb+6ast, N.Markovic 13+3reb+3ast, D.Paltinisanu 11+6reb+2ast, P.Czmor 9+3reb+2ast, D.Habus 8+2reb+3ast


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Oradea - Otopeni 70-47

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both seventh ranked Oradea and 8th ranked Otopeni had identical 16-13 record. This time Oradea used a home court advantage and outscored the opponent from Otopeni 70-47. The game was mostly controlled by Oradea. Otopeni was better in third quarter 21-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Otopeni to just 5 points in second quarter. They outrebounded Otopeni 41-30 including 28 on the defensive glass. Serbian guard Nemanja Maric (196-83) notched 16 points and 8 rebounds to lead the effort and Bosnian center Sasa Topcov (206-80, agency: 011 Sports) supported him with 18 points and 6 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Even 11 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists by Serbian guard Milan Medvedj (183-79) did not help to save the game for Otopeni. American forward Cortney Scott (196-82, college: Oakland, agency: Basket Law/NM Services) added 12 points and 6 rebounds. Four Otopeni 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. Oradea (17-13) moved-up to sixth place, which they share with CSU Sibiu and Pitesti. Otopeni at the other side dropped to the ninth position with 14 games lost.

Top scorers:
Oradea: S.Topcov 18+6reb+1ast, N.Maric 16+8reb+2ast, T.Mitchell 13+3reb+4ast, M.Schachtner 9+8reb+1ast, A.Mandic 7+5reb+2ast, R.Pasca 5+6reb
Otopeni: C.Scott 12+6reb+1ast, B.Burell 12+4reb, S.Popovic 11+1reb+1ast, M.Medvedj 11+6reb+4ast, A.Belanovic 1+5reb, M.Vacarescu 0


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Stats Leaders - Men
Points Per Game
 LeRoy DAWSON
  Politehnica Iasi
  (188-G-81)
  Avg: 22
 1. Dawson, Polite.22.0 
 2. Hannah, Miercure.21.2 
 3. Krstanovic, U.Mobi.21.0 
 4. Dykes, U.Mobite.20.7 
 5. Tomic, CSM B.19.6 
 6. Horton, Craiova19.6 
 7. Darby, Rovinari19.2 
 8. Vujacic, Pitesti19.1 
 9. Pesic, Timisoara18.7 
 10. Scott, Otopeni18.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kenneth SIMMS
  Craiova
  (203-C-)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Simms, Craiova11.2 
 2. Bennett, CSM B.9.8 
 3. Coleman, Miercure.9.7 
 4. Nicoara, Gaz Metan9.6 
 5. Krstanovic, U.Mobi.9.1 
 6. Forte, Mures8.7 
 7. Bigus, Rovinari8.6 
 8. Burlacu, Ploiesti7.9 
 9. Harrison, CSU Sibiu7.7 
 10. Eichelberger, Pitesti7.6 
Assists Per Game
 JuJuan COOLEY
  Mures
  (175-G-82)
  Avg: 8.4
 1. Cooley, Mures8.4 
 2. Dzambic, CSM B.7.9 
 3. Hannah, Miercure.6.3 
 4. Cuic, U.Mobitel.CN5.3 
 5. Stojakovic, Craiova5.2 
 6. Howell, Gaz Metan5.1 
 7. Blidaru, Ploiesti5.0 
 8. Medvedj, Otopeni4.9 
 9. Maric, Oradea4.7 
 10. Gennie, Pitesti4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Jarrett HOWELL
  Gaz Metan
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Howell, Gaz Metan2.5 
 2. Cooley, Mures2.5 
 3. Stojakovic, Craiova2.5 
 4. Mitchell, Gaz Metan2.4 
 5. Harrison, CSU Sibiu2.4 
 6. Gennie, Pitesti2.4 
 7. Dykes, U.Mobite.2.1 
 8. Blidaru, Ploiesti2.0 
 9. Mitchell, Oradea1.9 
 10. Paliciuc, Brasov1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Michael HARRISON
  CSU Sibiu
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Harrison, CSU Sibiu1.8 
 2. Capusan, Rovinari1.6 
 3. Eichelberger, Pitesti1.6 
 4. Masiulis, CSU S.1.5 
 5. Herndon, CSU Sibiu1.5 
 6. Mladenovic, Mures1.4 
 7. Lazar, Oradea1.3 
 8. Simms, Craiova1.3 
 9. Bennett, CSM B.1.0 
 10. Waterstradt, CSM B.0.9 


Standings
Div.A Standings
 1. Ploiesti 24-6 
 2. U.Mobitel.CN 24-6 
 3. Gaz Metan 23-7 
 4. Steaua Turabo 21-9 
 5. Mures 21-9 
 6. Oradea 17-13 
 7. CSU Sibiu 17-13 
 8. Pitesti 17-13 
 9. Otopeni 16-14 
 10. Rovinari 15-15 
 11. Timisoara 14-16 
 12. CSM Bucuresti 13-17 
 13. Craiova 6-24 
 14. Miercurea Ciuc 6-24 
 15. Politehnica Iasi 5-25 
 16. Brasov 1-29 


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Standings - Superleague B
Superleague Standings
 1. Univ.Surgut 27-8 
 2. Saransk 25-8 
 3. Spartak-Primorie 24-9 
 4. Severstal 23-10 
 5. Ural Ekaterinb. 21-10 
 6. Revda 15-16 
 7. Metallurg-Univ. 14-21 
 8. Rjazan 12-19 
 9. Irkutsk 8-25 
 10. Lokomotiv 6-26 
 11. Zaretchny 5-28 


Superleague Round 37: Metallurg-University defeats Rjazan in the closest game of the week - by Eurobasket News
The teams have now bigger motivation at this stage of Regular Season. Every game can be crucial and decide about teams' position at the end of Regular Season.

The most exciting game of round 37 in the Superlaegue took place in Magnitogorsk. This derby game ended with only one-point defeat on the road of 8th ranked Rjazan (12-19) to seventh ranked Metallurg-University (14-21) 70-69 in the game for the seventh place. Rjazan trailed by 16 points after 3 quarters before a 27-12 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 69-70 at the end of the game. Metallurg-University maintains seventh place with 14-21 record. Rjazan lost third consecutive game. They keep the eighth position with 19 games lost. Metallurg-University are again looking forward to face Rjazan (#8) at home in the next round. Third ranked Spartak-Primorie (24-9) crushed at home 10th ranked Lokomotiv (6-26) by 35 points 86-51, which is the biggest margin this round on Saturday night. The victory was the sixth consecutive win for Spartak-Primorie. They maintain third place with 24-9 record having just -19 point less than leader Univ.Surgut. Lokomotiv at the other side keeps the tenth position with 26 games lost. Spartak-Primorie will again meet at home Lokomotiv (#10) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. In the last two games of round 37 Revda lost to Saransk on the opponent's court 72-89. Bottom-ranked Zaretchny was outscored by Severstal in a home game 66-91.


Spartak-Primorie - Lokomotiv 86-51

Third ranked Spartak-Primorie (24-9) crushed at home 10th ranked Lokomotiv (6-26) by 35 points 86-51, which is the biggest margin this round on Saturday night. The game was mostly controlled by Spartak-Primorie. Lokomotiv managed to win second period 17-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Lokomotiv to just 4 points in first quarter. The victory was the sixth consecutive win for Spartak-Primorie. They maintain third place with 24-9 record having just -19 point less than leader Univ.Surgut. Lokomotiv at the other side keeps the tenth position with 26 games lost. Spartak-Primorie will again meet at home Lokomotiv (#10) in the next round and are hoping to win another game.
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Irkutsk - Univ.Surgut 0-20

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Metallurg-Univ. - Rjazan 70-69

The most exciting game of round 37 in the Superlaegue took place in Magnitogorsk. This derby game ended with only one-point defeat on the road of 8th ranked Rjazan (12-19) to seventh ranked Metallurg-University (14-21) 70-69 in the game for the seventh place. Rjazan trailed by 16 points after 3 quarters before a 27-12 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 69-70 at the end of the game. Metallurg-University maintains seventh place with 14-21 record. Rjazan lost third consecutive game. They keep the eighth position with 19 games lost. Metallurg-University are again looking forward to face Rjazan (#8) at home in the next round.
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Saransk - Revda 89-72

Very expected game in Saransk where 6th ranked TEMP-SUMZ Revda (15-16) was defeated by second ranked Ruskon-Mordovia (25-8) 89-72 on Saturday. Ruskon-Mordovia maintains second place with 25-8 record having just -20 point less than leader Univ.Surgut. Loser TEMP-SUMZ Revda keeps the sixth position with 16 games lost. Ruskon-Mordovia will again meet at home TEMP-SUMZ Revda (#6) in the next round.
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Zaretchny - Severstal 66-91

Very predictable result when fourth ranked Severstal (23-10) smashed on the road bottom-ranked Sojuz Zaretchny (5-28) 91-66 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Severstal. Sojuz Zaretchny managed to win third quarter 16-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Severstal maintains fourth place with 23-10 record. Newly promoted Sojuz Zaretchny stay dead last with 28 lost games. Severstal will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Sojuz Zaretchny will play again against Severstal (#4) in Cherepovec and hope to secure a win.
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Standings - A Liga
A Standings
SuperLeague
 1. Radnicki 4-0 
 2. Hemofarm 3-1 
 3. Partizan 3-1 
 4. Beograd 1-2 
 5. Crvena Zvezda 1-2 
 6. FMP 1-3 
 7. Mega Vizura 1-3 
 8. Metalac 1-3 
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: 20.5
 1. Milisavljevi., Mega V.20.5 
 2. Janjusevic, Crnok.18.8 
 3. Zekovic, Beograd18.8 
 4. Sinovec, Metalac18.4 
 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, Metalac7.5 
 3. Cantekin, Mega V.7.5 
 4. Jelovac, Mega V.6.7 
 5. Majkic, Prolet.6.6 
 6. Djurovic, Crnokosa6.4 
 7. Bozovic, Sloga6.4 
 8. Cubrilo, Sloga6.4 
 9. Sulovic, Napredak6.3 
 10. Borovcanin, Sloga6.3 
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, FMP4.4 
 7. Kocergin, Superfund4.3 
 8. Mitrovic, Beograd4.3 
 9. Atanackovic, Prolet.4.3 
 10. Dundjerski, Beograd3.7 
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. Zarkovic, Prolet.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Stefan BIRCEVIC
  Metalac
  (209-F/C-89)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Bircevic, Metalac1.2 
 2. Ilic, FMP1.2 
 3. Majkic, Prolet.1.1 
 4. Marjanovic, Vojvo.0.9 
 5. Cantekin, Mega V.0.9 
 6. Ljubojevic, Slobod.0.8 
 7. Buric, Tamis0.8 
 8. Dramicanin, Mega V.0.7 
 9. Karalic, Crnokosa0.7 
 10. Lucic, Beograd0.7 


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Stats Leaders - D1
Points Per Game
 Adam MCCOY
  Vahostav-Zilina
  (193-G-86)
  Avg: 26.6
 1. McCoy, Svit26.6 
 2. Fears, Prievidza23.3 
 3. Burrows, Komarno21.7 
 4. Carter, Vahostav.20.6 
 5. Delic, Handlova20.4 
 6. Sapp, Pezinok20.2 
 7. Tomek, Nitra19.4 
 8. Jackson, Komarno19.2 
 9. Lukjanec, Pezinok17.6 
 10. Cosic, Svit17.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Branislav TOMEK
  Nitra
  (205-C-83)
  Avg: 12.4
 1. Tomek, Nitra12.4 
 2. Jackson, Komarno11.2 
 3. Delic, Handlova9.4 
 4. Szalay, Prievidza8.8 
 5. Micuda, Pezinok8.2 
 6. Johnson, Nova Ves8.2 
 7. Carter, Vahostav.8.0 
 8. Johnson, Komarno7.9 
 9. Erwin, Nitra7.9 
 10. Burrows, Komarno7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Ronald MOORE
  Nitra
  (183-G-88)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Moore, Nitra6.8 
 2. Jones, Komarno6.4 
 3. Jefferson, Nova Ves5.9 
 4. Fears, Prievidza5.6 
 5. English, Levice5.3 
 6. Cosic, Svit5.2 
 7. Sapp, Pezinok4.4 
 8. Milosevic, Pezinok4.1 
 9. Kostomaj, Levice4.1 
 10. Gavlak, Handlova3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Jeremy FEARS
  Kapfenberg
  (196-G-85)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Fears, Prievidza3.1 
 2. English, Levice2.5 
 3. Carter, Vahostav.2.5 
 4. Moore, Nitra2.4 
 5. Jefferson, Nova Ves2.1 
 6. Nuber, Handlova2.1 
 7. Jones, Komarno2.0 
 8. Sapp, Pezinok2.0 
 9. Zavodny, Vahost.1.8 
 10. Velcic, B.Bystrica1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Peter MICUDA
  Inter Bratislava
  (206-C-72)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Micuda, Pezinok1.9 
 2. Szalay, Prievidza1.9 
 3. Jackson, Komarno1.4 
 4. Mroz, Nova Ves1.2 
 5. Batka, Nova Ves1.1 
 6. Carter, Vahostav.1.0 
 7. Burrows, Komarno0.9 
 8. Tomek, Nitra0.8 
 9. McCoy, Svit0.8 
 10. Golian, Handlova0.8 


Extraliga Round 4 of Quarter-Finals: Three series tied at 2-2 - by Eurobasket News
Handlova - Levice 71-74

Handlova was trailing by 9 points at halftime but managed to get 6-point lead after three quarters before a 25-16 charge of Levice, which allowed them to win the game. Handlova was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for American swingman Mike English (194-82, college: UMKC) who helped to win the game recording 21 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists. Croatian guard Denis Toroman (194-82, agency: Sfera Sports Association) contributed with 22 points for the winners. Levice's coach Ivan Stanisak allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Croatian power forward Nenad Delic (210-84) replied with a double-double by scoring 12 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists and Croatian power forward Ivan Barisic (201-84) added 15 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Handlova. Four Handlova players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Handlova: I.Barisic 15+7reb+1ast, J.Gavlak 12+4reb+2ast, N.Delic 12+11reb+5ast, M.Madaj 10+2reb+1ast, N.Milosevic 9+5ast, R.Nuber 8+2reb+2ast
Levice: D.Toroman 22+3reb, M.English 21+9reb+9ast, M.Bernard 12+7reb, J.Vojtek 6+1reb, E.Henderson 5+9reb, R.Klein 4+4reb+2ast
gschID: 125717


B.Bystrica - Nitra 79-74

The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. 24 personal fouls committed by Nitra helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of swingman Maros Rendla (195-88) who helped to win the game recording 18 points. International power forward Peter Dorazil (199-89, college: High School) contributed with 16 points and 5 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) for the winners. SKP Banska Bystrica's coach Jozef Lovik used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American guard J.J. Montgomery (196-82, college: Arkansas St.) replied with 22 points and 9 rebounds and Latvian center Raitis Grafs (208-81, college: Valparaiso) added 12 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Nitra. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Nitra: J.Montgomery 22+9reb+1ast, P.Bosak 13+1ast, R.Grafs 12+6reb+1ast, R.Vido 11+5reb, R.Moore 5+6reb+6ast, D.Erwin 5+4reb
B.Bystrica: M.Rendla 18+3reb+3ast, P.Dorazil 16+5reb, I.Cvitanovic 15+3reb+2ast, R.Grznar 14+3reb+2ast, R.Korner 5+2reb, M.Marchyn 5+1reb
gschID: 125715


Prievidza - Nova Ves 93-84 OT

Prievidza needed an overtime thriller win 93:84 over Nova Ves for 2-2 record in the series. Johnson stepped up with 21 points and 11 rebounds, while Hallett responded with 26 points in the losing effort.

Top scorers:
Nova Ves: L.Johnson 21+11reb+3ast, S.Baldovsky 19+3reb+2ast, P.Mroz 18+8reb+1ast, M.Bartos 11, C.Jefferson 10+6reb+8ast, A.Mielczarek 5+1ast
Prievidza: C.Hallett 26+6reb+4ast, I.Majoros 19+4reb+1ast, C.Jones 12+9reb+8ast, R.Uhlir 12+7reb+2ast, R.Lesko 8+3reb, L.Storcel 8+5reb+2ast


gschID: 125716




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Krka stop Zlatorog's 12-game winning streak - by Zeljko Zule
In the battle of unbeaten team, Krka stopped Zlatorog's winning streak at 12 as they beat them 90-57. Smiljan Pavic (210-F/C-80) led all scorers with 20 points.
Telemach Superleague Round 3 (02/04):
Zlatorog-Krka 57-90: After tying the game at 25-25, Zlatorog went to the locker room down 33-41 at the break. Krka opened the second half with 9 straight points and made a 24-3 run spanning the third and fourth quarter. Smiljan Pavic scored 20 points, Zoran Dragic came off the bench for 16 points, Goran Ikonic finished wiht15 points, all on 3-pointers, and Edo Muric added 11 points. Zlatorog shot just 3-of-20 behind the 3-point line and missed 11 free throws. Vladimir Panic was the lone scorer in double digits with 15 points.
Hopsi-Geoplin Slovan 73-60: After Slovan opened the game with 13 straight points, Hopsi responded with a 33-4 run and never trailed in the second half. Stanko Sebic scored 13 points, Matej Venta 12 and Igor Mijajlovic 11. For Slovan, Matej Krusic had 18 points and 15 rebounds and Dejan Cigoja scored 16 points.
Elektra-Helios 71-83: Helios never trailed after opening the game on a 12-0 run. Benjamin Raymond collected 17 points and 12 rebounds, Andreas Person scored 17 points and Grega Mali added 12. Elektra was led by Salih Nuhanovic with 15 points and 11 rebounds, Sinisa Bilic netted 15 points, Milos Miljkovic 11 and Dorde Lelic 10.
Union Olimpija-Maribor Messer 102-68: Olimpija shot 77 percent (27-of-35) from 2-point range. Goran Jagodnik scored 13 points, Saso Ozbolt 12, Aloysius Anagonye, Kenny Gregory and Davis Betrans had 11 points apiece, Samo Udrih added 10 points and Jaka Klobucar handed out 10 assists. Maribor was outrebouned 17-31. Primoz Brolih finished with 11 points, Elvis Kadic posted 10 points.

Classific

Parklji-Sentjur 66-83: Sentjur went on a 9-0 run in the third quarter to take a lead 49-40 and never looked back. Tadej Ferme scored 17 points, Teo Simovic had 16 points and 10 rebounds, Anze Pelc posted 12 points and Blaz Rucigaj 11. Parklji's bench players contributed just 6 points. Dario Krajic and Jakob Cebasek netted 14 points each, Matej Luznat had 13 and Jure Erzen 11.




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Seoul Samsung Thunder Coach Resigns - by Kevin Campigotto
Seoul Samsung Thunders coach Ahn Jun-Ho resigned Thursday after his team was swept in their first round playoff series by KCC Egis. Taking full responsibility for the teams poor performance in the playoffs and a failure to improve on last years record, the entire coaching staff resigned.

Ahn played for Samsung for Samsung during his KBL career and joined the coaching staff after his retirement. He spent so long with the franchise that he earned the nickname Samsung Man. Ahn took over head coaching responsibilities in May 2004 and became the franchises third head coach.

In the seven seasons under Anh the thunder won one championship (2006) and made it to the finals twice (2008, 2009). The team made the playoffs each of his seven years, an accomplishment matched by only one other KBL coach in history. Samsung also holds the record for most consecutive playoff appearances at nine

Ahn was known for a soft touch with talented players and was respected for his leadership. Since losing to KCC in the KBL finals in 2009 the club has been in a steady decline. After the 2009-2010 season, star guard Lee Sang Min retired.

This season the Thunder got off to a good start despite many of its stars being absent from KBL action because they were playing in the Asian Games. However, once the stars rejoined the team they were not able to hold onto their momentum and finished in sixth place for the second straight year. Towards the end of the season, Ahn clashed with naturalized import Sandrin Eric (206-F/C-78, college: Seattle Pacific) and lost face with his team.

While his departure is being called a resignation rumors had been circulating in the league throughout the season that Ahn would be replaced if the team did not show major improvement. Despite making the playoffs for nine years in a row the Thunder appear to be moving further from championship contention and discontent amongst the players made the change necessary.

(Translated from a news report on the Seoul Samsung Thunders homepage).



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Stats Leaders-LEB Silver
Points Per Game
 Jonathan BARCELO
  Plasencia
  (192-F/G-79)
  Avg: 16.3
 1. Barcelo, Plasencia16.3 
 2. Ramsdell, Avila16.0 
 3. O''Leary, Oviedo F.15.9 
 4. Witt, Clavijo15.8 
 5. Ratzsch, Oviedo F.15.6 
 6. Mortellaro, Lan M.14.8 
 7. Bivia, Mallorca14.7 
 8. Bratton, Lan M.14.4 
 9. Mesa, Clavijo14.4 
 10. Paez, Lan M.14.3 
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, Coruna8.5 
 5. Chubrevich, Illescas8.2 
 6. Mortellaro, Lan M.8.1 
 7. Mesa, Clavijo7.7 
 8. Ramsdell, Avila7.7 
 9. Larry, Regal F.7.4 
 10. Howard, Andorra7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Matt WITT
  Clavijo
  (183-PG-84)
  Avg: 6
 1. Witt, Clavijo6.0 
 2. Uriz, Santurtzi5.0 
 3. Ibargutxi, Lan M.4.8 
 4. Lopez, Coruna4.7 
 5. Bivia, Mallorca4.0 
 6. Marco, ADT T.3.9 
 7. Pampin, Mallorca3.5 
 8. Rufian, Promobys3.4 
 9. Machuca, Illescas3.3 
 10. Casado, Santurtzi3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Mikel URIZ
  Alcazar
  (180-G-89)
  Avg: 2
 1. Uriz, Santurtzi2.0 
 2. Barcelo, Plasencia2.0 
 3. Adams, Coruna2.0 
 4. Martinez, Plasencia1.8 
 5. Smith, Guadalajara1.7 
 6. Witt, Clavijo1.7 
 7. Guirao, ADT T.1.7 
 8. Pampin, Mallorca1.7 
 9. Rueda, Plasencia1.6 
 10. Bratton, Lan M.1.6 
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, Mallorca1.5 
 5. De Santana, Clavijo1.3 
 6. Lawal, Guadalajara1.3 
 7. Conde, Avila1.2 
 8. O''Leary, Oviedo F.0.9 
 9. Hampl, Santurtzi0.9 
 10. Marti, Prat J.0.9 


Standings - LEB Gold
LEB Gold Standings
 1. CB Murcia 28-4 
 2. Obradoiro 27-5 
 3. Burgos 25-7 
 4. Leon 19-13 
 5. Girona 18-14 
 6. La Laguna 17-15 
 7. Navarra 16-16 
 8. Caceres 16-16 
 9. Breogan 15-16 
 10. La Palma 15-17 
 11. Melilla 14-18 
 12. Lleida 13-19 
 13. CB Tarragona 12-20 
 14. Clinicas Rincon 12-20 
 15. Huesca 11-21 
 16. Palencia 11-21 
 17. Alcazar 10-22 
 18. Ourense 8-23 


Standings - LEB Silver
LEB Silver Standings
 1. Clavijo 23-3 
 2. Mallorca 20-6 
 3. Promobys 18-8 
 4. Andorra 18-8 
 5. Prat Juventud 15-11 
 6. Plasencia 15-12 
 7. ADT Tarragona 14-12 
 8. Oviedo Feve 12-14 
 9. Avila 11-15 
 10. Regal FC II 11-15 
 11. Coruna 9-17 
 12. Santurtzi 9-18 
 13. Guadalajara 7-19 
 14. Illescas 7-19 
 15. Lan Mobel ISB 7-19 


Stats Leaders - ACB
Points Per Game
 Jaycee CARROLL
  Gran Canaria
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 18.6
 1. Carroll, Gran Canaria18.6 
 2. Navarro, Regal B.16.4 
 3. English, DKV J.15.1 
 4. McDonald, DKV J.14.9 
 5. Baron, Lagun A.14.9 
 6. Martinez, Valencia14.8 
 7. Teletovic, Caja L.14.1 
 8. Caner-Medley, Estudi.14.0 
 9. Kurz, Granada13.9 
 10. Doellman, Meridiano13.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Robert KURZ
  Art.Dragons
  (206-F-85)
  Avg: 9.1
 1. Kurz, Granada9.1 
 2. Batista, Fuenlabr.8.4 
 3. Caner-Medley, Estudi.7.7 
 4. Donaldson, Menorca7.1 
 5. Barac, Caja Laboral6.9 
 6. Trias, DKV Joventut6.5 
 7. Miralles, Lagun A.6.4 
 8. Doellman, Meridiano6.4 
 9. Wallace, Gran Canaria6.3 
 10. Freeland, Unicaja6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Marcelinho HUERTAS
  Caja Laboral
  (191-G-83)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Huertas, Caja L.5.8 
 2. Cook, Valencia5.2 
 3. Valters, Fuenlabr.4.7 
 4. Ciorciari, Menorca4.6 
 5. Rubio, Regal Barca4.4 
 6. Prigioni, Real Madrid3.9 
 7. San Miguel, Manre.3.9 
 8. Uriz, Lagun A.3.9 
 9. Green, Gran Canaria3.7 
 10. Colom, Fuenlabrada3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Tariq KIRKSAY
  Cajasol
  (199-F-79)
  Avg: 2
 1. Kirksay, Cajasol2.0 
 2. Cook, Valencia1.9 
 3. Robinson, DKV J.1.8 
 4. Batista, Fuenlabr.1.8 
 5. Calloway, Cajasol1.8 
 6. Van Lacke, Valladolid1.7 
 7. Rubio, Regal Barca1.7 
 8. Davis, Cajasol1.7 
 9. San Miguel, Manre.1.6 
 10. Victor, Menorca1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Bismack BIYOMBO
  Fuenlabrada
  (204-C-92)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Biyombo, Fuenlabr.2.2 
 2. Fischer, Real Madrid1.6 
 3. Ayon, Fuenlabrada1.5 
 4. Vazquez, Regal B.1.4 
 5. Barnes, Valladolid1.3 
 6. Kurz, Granada1.3 
 7. Savane, Gran C.1.1 
 8. Majstorovic, Manre.1.1 
 9. Batista, Fuenlabr.1.1 
 10. Slaughter, Valladolid1.0 


Stats Leaders - LEB Gold
Points Per Game
 Ricardo GUILLEN
  La Laguna
  (205-F/C-76)
  Avg: 18.8
 1. Guillen, La Laguna18.8 
 2. Mohammed, Lleida16.9 
 3. Palacios, La Palma16.8 
 4. Detrick, Melilla16.1 
 5. Seawright, Leon15.7 
 6. Franklin, CB Tarra.15.3 
 7. Feldeine, Breogan15.2 
 8. Faverani, CB Mu.15.0 
 9. Navarro, Girona14.9 
 10. Narros, Navarra13.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kiril WACHSMANN
  Alcazar
  (203-C/F-83)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Wachsmann, Alcazar9.3 
 2. Curtis, Lleida9.2 
 3. Sinanovic, Clinic.8.0 
 4. Seawright, Leon7.7 
 5. Guillen, La Laguna7.4 
 6. Kale, Ourense7.3 
 7. Chagoyen, La Laguna7.3 
 8. Humphrey, Caceres7.3 
 9. Arteaga, Breogan7.1 
 10. Junyent, Obradoiro7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Juan AGUILAR
  CB Tarragona
  (187-PG-88)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Aguilar, CB Tarra.4.5 
 2. Rodriguez, Obrad.4.2 
 3. Sabat, La Laguna4.1 
 4. Brown, Ourense3.5 
 5. Bernabe, Leon3.5 
 6. Jimenez, Melilla3.4 
 7. Rivero, CB Murcia3.4 
 8. Lopez, Burgos3.2 
 9. Cherry, Caceres3.1 
 10. Quezada, Leon3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Andres RODRIGUEZ
  Obradoiro
  (182-PG-81)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Rodriguez, Obrad.2.5 
 2. Bernabe, Leon1.7 
 3. Rost, Girona1.7 
 4. Xavier, Caceres1.6 
 5. Franklin, CB Tarra.1.6 
 6. Castro, Burgos1.5 
 7. Palacios, La Palma1.5 
 8. Toledo, Burgos1.4 
 9. Alba, CB Tarragona1.4 
 10. Rivero, CB Murcia1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Jeff FOOTE
  Melilla
  (212-C-88)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Foote, Melilla1.9 
 2. Humphrey, Caceres1.7 
 3. Diouf, CB Tarragona1.3 
 4. Fontet, Leon1.3 
 5. Joseph, Navarra1.2 
 6. Sinanovic, Clinic.1.2 
 7. Faverani, CB Mu.1.1 
 8. Arteaga, Breogan0.9 
 9. McCoy, Caceres0.9 
 10. Starosta, Ourense0.9 


Standings - ACB
ACB Standings
 1. Regal Barca 23-5 
 2. Real Madrid 21-6 
 3. Valencia 18-9 
 4. Caja Laboral 17-10 
 5. Bizkaia Bilbao 17-11 
 6. Valladolid 16-11 
 7. Unicaja 16-12 
 8. Fuenlabrada 15-12 
 9. Gran Canaria 14-13 
 10. Estudiantes 14-13 
 11. DKV Joventut 14-14 
 12. Cajasol 13-14 
 13. CAI Zaragoza 12-15 
 14. Lagun Aro GBC 9-18 
 15. Manresa 9-18 
 16. Meridiano 7-20 
 17. Granada 5-22 
 18. Menorca 5-22 


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Stats Leaders - Basketligan
Points Per Game
 Darius HARGROVE
  Jamtland
  (193-G-82)
  Avg: 22.2
 1. Hargrove, Jamtland22.2 
 2. Brown, 0820.5 
 3. Smith, Sodertalje20.3 
 4. Palm, Boras19.4 
 5. Rush, Sundsvall19.3 
 6. Smith, Uppsala19.0 
 7. Wesby, Sundsvall18.4 
 8. McCoy, Boras18.4 
 9. Gunnarsson, Solna17.1 
 10. Kjellbom, Norrkoping16.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Hlynur BAERINGSSON
  Sundsvall
  (200-F/C-82)
  Avg: 10.4
 1. Baeringsson, Sunds.10.4 
 2. Palm, Boras10.3 
 3. Kosmalski, Solna8.6 
 4. McKnight, Boras8.5 
 5. Kjellbom, Norrkoping8.0 
 6. Brown, 087.9 
 7. Walker, Solna7.5 
 8. Constantine, Solna7.5 
 9. Cipriano, Eco O.7.5 
 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. Smith, Uppsala4.5 
 6. McCoy, Boras4.4 
 7. Mitchell, Norrkoping4.2 
 8. Smith, Sodertalje4.1 
 9. Hellgren, Jamtland4.0 
 10. Baeringsson, Sunds.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Johnell SMITH
  Sodertalje
  (186-G-80)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Smith, Sodertalje3.3 
 2. Mbemba, LF Basket2.9 
 3. Smith, Uppsala1.9 
 4. Rush, Sundsvall1.9 
 5. Pleick, Eco Orebro1.8 
 6. Hargrove, Jamtland1.8 
 7. Chuk, Sodertalje1.7 
 8. Hellgren, Jamtland1.7 
 9. Brown, 081.7 
 10. McCoy, Boras1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 John ROSENDAHL
  LF Basket
  (203-F/C-77)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Rosendahl, LF Ba.1.9 
 2. Salaam, Jamtland1.8 
 3. Kjellbom, Norrkoping1.7 
 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 


Kings are 2-1 up against Uppsala - by Eurobasket News
Playoff Quarterfinals, Game 3: Sodertalje - Uppsala 76-56 (2-1)

Sodertalje Kings managed to beat Uppsala taking 2-1 lead in the series. It was a game without a history. Sodertalje Kings led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. It was a quality performance for international guard Dino Pita (192-G-88) who led the winners and scored 24 points. Lithuanian forward Mantas Griskenas (201-F-85, college: Wichita St.) accounted for 16 points and 5 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) for the winning side. Four Sodertalje Kings players scored in double figures. Sodertalje Kings' coach Vedran Bosnic allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Forward Jesper Andersson (202-F-86) came up with 16 points and 7 rebounds and Austrian center Martin Kohlmaier (218-C-84) added 13 points and 6 rebounds respectively for Uppsala Basket in the defeat. Fourth game is scheduled for April 3.

Sodertalje: D.Pita 24+3reb+2ast, M.Griskenas 16+5reb+2ast, J.Smith 12+5reb+3ast, W.Galick 11+3reb+2ast, A.Chuk 6+4reb+6ast, A.Wikner-Nordberg 3+6reb
Uppsala: J.Andersson 16+7reb+1ast, M.Kohlmaier 13+6reb+2ast, T.Whitworth 9+1reb+1ast, H.Magnusson 7+6reb, B.Smith 4+2ast, J.Jonsson 3


Vedran Bosnic Coach of the Year! - by Johan Anderson
Vedran Bosnic received an award of the Swedish Basketball League, Coach of the year!
Swedish Basketball League has a lot of good coaches, but only one can win the prize.
With comparatively limited budget and limited play materials, he accepted the conditions and ensured that his team was the best prepared and quickest of all from the starting blocks when the season began. You can really see the fire and passion when he coaches and his players seem to enjoy practicing and playing for him. The team stayed until the end of a very nice fourth place. This year's coach is from Sodertalje Kings, Vedran Bosnic .



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Bout of four... - by Sergei Krasavtsev
Tonight CA, CSC, JSK and USM are engaged in a duel to win the right to go to play-off.
Held on Wednesday the 20th round of Tunisia's basketball championship will only complicate the situation in mid-table.This means that the race to win the two remaining places in the play-off will increase much more.
Four clubs, namely CA (5th place), JSK, SAC (both 6th place) and USM (8th place at the moment), still await the results of the day this afternoon to learn more. This will be an interesting duel between four clubs whose destiny is not proper in their hands. Each of them will try to win and will be watching the results of its competitors. Obviously, the CA has a greater chance than others, given its lead over them. If he gets past the Cape of EZS tonight, and his two immediate pursuers, JSK and CSC, lose, he will spend the play-off.
A scenario among others. One thing is certain: it is so open that the ranking may change or stay as it is squarely.
JSK will be moving to La Goulette. The ESG, which plays with the means at hand, prepares the play-out despite all the problems through which it passes. She will face a JSK is not the best. Except that the motivation is greater. CSC also plays a tough match against the ESR. The latter is not ready to concede anything. But the most difficult mission is that of the USM who plays the SN in Nabeul. The Monastirienne big risk in case of defeat, and especially the three opponents victory. This would mean that the USM will lose his chance for the play-off.


Standings - D1
D1 Standings
 1. ES Sahel 19-1 
 2. Stade Nabeulien 19-1 
 3. Ezzahra 13-7 
 4. ES Rades 12-8 
 5. C Africain 10-10 
 6. JS Kairouan 9-11 
 7. C Cheminots 9-11 
 8. US Monastir 8-12 
 9. EOG Kram 6-14 
 10. JS Manazeh 6-14 
 11. CA Bizerte 5-15 
 12. C Tunisair 4-16 


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  TURKEY   


Standings - TBL
TBL Standings
 1. Fener.Ulker 21-3 
 2. Galatasaray 18-5 
 3. Banvit 18-6 
 4. Efes Pilsen 17-7 
 5. Besiktas 16-8 
 6. Karsiyaka 16-8 
 7. Olin Edirne 14-10 
 8. Antalya 12-12 
 9. Tofas 9-15 
 10. Erdemir 9-15 
 11. Trabzonspor 9-15 
 12. Turk Telekom 8-16 
 13. Aliaga 7-16 
 14. Mersin 7-17 
 15. Bornova 7-17 
 16. Oyak Renault 3-21 


Stats Leaders - D1
Points Per Game
 Ali KARADENIZ
  Trabzonspor
  (203-F-80)
  Avg: 22.7
 1. Karadeniz, Trabzons.22.7 
 2. Kambala, Aliaga20.3 
 3. Smith, Karsiyaka20.1 
 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 Renault16.7 
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. Mays, Oyak Renault9.3 
 6. Wesson, Turk T.9.3 
 7. Ffriend, Bornova8.7 
 8. Smith, Karsiyaka8.3 
 9. Guler, Antalya8.1 
 10. Kambala, Aliaga7.9 
Assists Per Game
 David HOLSTON
  Karsiyaka
  (170-G-86)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Holston, Karsiyaka5.9 
 2. Conroy, Oyak R.5.8 
 3. Ermis, Banvit5.8 
 4. Chatman, Besiktas5.4 
 5. Rasic, Trabzonspor5.3 
 6. Acik, Galatasaray4.7 
 7. Rowe, Tofas4.6 
 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 Renault2.2 
 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, Tofas1.8 
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. Johnson, Erdemir1.3 
 4. Francis, Bornova1.3 
 5. Aldemir, Karsiyaka1.1 
 6. Simpsons, Turk T.1.1 
 7. Ruzic, Tofas1.0 
 8. Ogilvy, Besiktas1.0 
 9. Mays, Oyak Renault1.0 
 10. Likholitov, Besiktas0.9 


TB2L Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Tyrone ANDERSON
  Basaksehir
  (193-G-84)
  Avg: 21.9
 1. Anderson, Basak.21.9 
 2. Nelson, Akhisar Bld20.7 
 3. Johnson, Vestel19.8 
 4. Hall, Kepez Bld19.7 
 5. Gardener, Final G.18.5 
 6. Boddicker, Selcuk U.18.5 
 7. Boswell, Basaksehir18.3 
 8. Tekinalp, ITU17.6 
 9. Boykin, Gaziantep17.5 
 10. Dearman, Hacett.17.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jason KEEP
  Adanaspor
  (208-C-78)
  Avg: 12.8
 1. Keep, Adanaspor12.8 
 2. Terell, Adanaspor11.9 
 3. Nelson, Akhisar Bld11.5 
 4. Gardener, Final G.11.3 
 5. Isik, Pertevniyal10.1 
 6. Johnson, Istanbul.10.0 
 7. Johnson, Vestel9.7 
 8. Kolaric, Genc Banvit9.5 
 9. Wright, Orman Genc9.3 
 10. Miller, Gelisim9.3 
Assists Per Game
 Admir KAN
  TED Istanbul
  (185-G-83)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Kan, TED Istanbul6.1 
 2. Hall, Kepez Bld5.9 
 3. Ogut, Genc Telekom5.8 
 4. Bayrak, Usak5.3 
 5. Topcu, Gelisim4.9 
 6. Erdogan, Adanaspor4.8 
 7. Eris, Vestel4.8 
 8. Topcu, Izmir B.B.4.8 
 9. Anderson, Basak.4.8 
 10. Gucyetmez, Selcuk U.4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Tyrone ANDERSON
  Basaksehir
  (193-G-84)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Anderson, Basak.2.8 
 2. Hall, Kepez Bld2.7 
 3. Nelson, Akhisar Bld2.2 
 4. Yonder, Genc Banvit2.2 
 5. Harris, FMV I.1.8 
 6. Bayrak, Usak1.7 
 7. Demircioglu, Istanb.1.7 
 8. Clarkson, TED I.1.7 
 9. Karabulut, Orman G.1.7 
 10. Tunca, Hacettep.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Arthur JOHNSON
  Vestel
  (206-F/C-81)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Johnson, Vestel2.1 
 2. Anderson, Basak.1.8 
 3. Kulcebas, Hacett.1.7 
 4. Clarkson, TED I.1.6 
 5. Boswell, Basaksehir1.5 
 6. Turkyilmaz, Genc B.1.5 
 7. Smith, Usak1.4 
 8. Johnson, Istanbul.1.4 
 9. Terell, Adanaspor1.3 
 10. Toyloy, Istanbul.1.3 


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  UKRAINE   


Standings - Superleague
Superleague Standings
 1. BC Donetsk 33-11 
 2. Budivelnyk 32-11 
 3. Azovmash 28-16 
 4. Hoverla 28-17 
 5. Mykolaiv 23-20 
 6. Ferro-ZNTU 23-20 
 7. Dnipro 21-21 
 8. Kryvbasbasket 20-22 
 9. DniproAzot 18-25 
 10. BC Odessa 17-28 
 11. Halychyna 16-29 
 12. Khimik 14-30 
 13. BC Kyiv 10-33 


Stats Leaders - Men
Points Per Game
 Steve BURTT
  Dnipro
  (185-G-84)
  Avg: 23.1
 1. Burtt, Dnipro23.1 
 2. Burns, Fe.17.1 
 3. Curry, Azovmash16.8 
 4. Flores, BC Donetsk16.7 
 5. Washington, BC Od.16.4 
 6. Millage, Khimik14.9 
 7. Wiggins, Halychyna14.7 
 8. Fraser, DniproAzot14.6 
 9. Williams, Halychyna14.6 
 10. Bakic, Kryvbasb.14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Michael FRASER
  DniproAzot
  (203-C/F-84)
  Avg: 11
 1. Fraser, DniproAzot11.0 
 2. Wiggins, Halychyna9.2 
 3. Burns, Fe.8.3 
 4. Saltovets, BC Kyiv7.6 
 5. Austin, Dnipro7.3 
 6. Morrison, Halyc.7.2 
 7. Chappell, Hoverla6.8 
 8. Hunter, Fe.6.8 
 9. Owens, Azovmash6.5 
 10. Sandul, BC Kyiv6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Todd ABERNETHY
  Halychyna
  (185-G-84)
  Avg: 5.1
 1. Abernethy, Halyc.5.1 
 2. Zimmerman, Hoverla4.9 
 3. Burtt, Dnipro4.9 
 4. Vasiljevic, BC Do.4.8 
 5. Funn, Halychyna4.7 
 6. Sparks, BC Odessa4.6 
 7. Millage, Khimik4.5 
 8. Brewer, BC Odessa4.5 
 9. Harris, Fe.4.4 
 10. Sirsnins, DniproAzot4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Curtis MILLAGE
  Khimik
  (185-G-81)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Millage, Khimik2.3 
 2. House, Azovmash1.9 
 3. Sparks, BC Odessa1.7 
 4. Sirutavicius, Dnipro.1.6 
 5. Mazutis, Mykolaiv1.6 
 6. Sirsnins, DniproAzot1.5 
 7. Swanson, Hoverla1.4 
 8. Love, Mykolaiv1.4 
 9. Chappell, Hoverla1.4 
 10. Burns, Fe.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 James HUGHES
  Mykolaiv
  (211-C-83)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Hughes, Mykolaiv2.3 
 2. Kravtsov, BC Do.2.1 
 3. Zaitsev, Kryvbasb.1.5 
 4. Hunter, Fe.1.5 
 5. Morrison, Halyc.1.4 
 6. Pettway, Dnipro1.3 
 7. Coleman, Hoverla1.3 
 8. Agafonov, Budiv.1.3 
 9. Balashov, BC Odessa1.3 
 10. Turner, BC Odessa1.3 


Cherkasy and U-VolinBasket reach Cup Final - by Eurobasket News
Cherkasy and U-VolinBasket advanced into the Ukrainian Cup Final.
U-VolinBasket defeated Kremen 65:56 in the first game of Cup Final Four held in Cherkasy. Dmitry Vinogradov (203-C-80) stepped up with 22 points and 10 rebounds to pace the Lutsk outfit. Kremen got to the better start to the game. They were up by five points at halftime 30:25. But U-VolinBasket erased the deficit in the third term. It was all leveled at 47 after three quarters of action. But U-VolinBasket held their opponents to just 9 points in the final period and ran away for the win at the end. Bogdan Karebin (191-G-78) scored 13 points and pulled down 10 boards in the victory. Denis Horunzhiy (194-F/G-84) delivered 14 points and 12 boards for Kremen in the loss.
Cherkasy cruised past Avantazh-Politekhnik 96:55 in another semifinal clash. The Kharkiv team led by one point after ten minutes 21:20. But Cherkasy gradually overcame a sloppy start and erupted for 30 points in the second term to take a 50:38 halftime advantage. Cherkasy enlarged the distance to 26 points in the third term and coasted to a 96:55 victory. Evgeni Tkachenko (204-F-83) chipped in 22 points and collected 8 boards. Pavlo Copich (180-G-86) contributed 15 points in the winning effort. Timur Arabadzhi (192-G-81) replied with 11 points for Avantazh-Politekhnik.



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BBL Round Up Fri 01 April - by Paul Nilsen
The Mersey Tigers took one step closer to securing the BBL Championship title on Friday night as they defeated the Glasgow Rocks, but the One Health Sharks Sheffield remained in contention thanks to victory over the Worthing Thunder while the Prestige Homes MK Lions kept their hopes of a play-off berth firmly alive with victory over the Guildford Heat.

The Tigers enjoyed a comfortable night thanks to an 88-50 victory over the Rocks at the Echo Arena. 16 points from David Aliu helped the home side to victory, while the Rocks struggled to create significant offensive production in the second half being outscored 40-17 in the third and fourth quarters combined. The Tigers now travel to Guildford tomorrow night before a big crunch match against the Sharks back at the Echo Arena on Tuesday night.

The Sharks kept up the pressure on the Tigers thanks to an equally impressive 110-75 victory over the Thunder at the EIS, Sheffield the same evening. Back-to-back three pointers from former Worthing player Ryan Patton (181-G-78, college: Youngstown St.) sparked a 22-4 to break the game open and take the score out to 45-24. The visitors tried valiantly to get themselves back into the game but could get no closer than 22 points at 90-68 down the stretch and a 20-7 game-closing run from the Sharks put the final nail in Worthing's coffin as the home side ran out victors.

In the other game on Friday night the Lions kept their hopes of securing a play-off berth alive thanks to a hard-fought 105-98 victory over the Heat at the MK Basketball Centre. The result also means that the Lions secured the head-to-head between the two sides should the teams be level at the end of the season.

30 point hauls from Demarius Bolds and Travis Nelson helped the Lions on their way to victory, but they had to work hard to see off a resilient Heat outfit, but a 12-2 burst in the final quarter gave the home side a 102-92 lead with 1:30 remaining in the contest and despite the visitors getting to within six points at 104-98 with 28 seconds left, it was not enough and the Lions held on for the all-important victory and keep up the pressure on the Heat and the Worcester Wolves in the race for eighth position.



Standings - BBL
BBL Standings
 1. Liverpool MT 24-5 
 2. Newcastle 21-7 
 3. Sheffield Sharks 20-8 
 4. Cheshire Jets 19-10 
 5. Glasgow Rocks 16-13 
 6. Plymouth 16-13 
 7. Leicester Riders 14-13 
 8. Worcester 14-16 
 9. Guildford Heat 14-16 
 10. MK Lions 12-18 
 11. Worthing 4-27 
 12. Essex Pirates 1-29 


Stats Leaders - BBL
Points Per Game
 Trey MOORE
  Newcastle
  (192-G-75)
  Avg: 23
 1. Moore, Newcastle23.0 
 2. Bell, Cheshire Jets22.5 
 3. Bolds, MK Lions21.0 
 4. Smith, Newcastle20.8 
 5. Blount, Leices.20.6 
 6. Nelson, MK Lions20.1 
 7. Greer, Cheshire.20.0 
 8. Chapman, Newcastle19.8 
 9. Zabas, Plymouth19.8 
 10. Gilbert, Worcester19.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Shawn MYERS
  MK Lions
  (198-G/F-69)
  Avg: 9.8
 1. Myers, MK Lions9.8 
 2. Durant, Worthing9.5 
 3. Schneck, Cheshire.9.4 
 4. Nottley, Worthing9.3 
 5. Tuck, Sheffiel.8.9 
 6. Rowe, Plymouth8.8 
 7. Williams, Sheffi.8.3 
 8. Greer, Cheshire.8.3 
 9. Toney, Liverpoo.8.1 
 10. Cricelli, Worcester8.1 
Assists Per Game
 Trey MOORE
  Newcastle
  (192-G-75)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Moore, Newcastle6.1 
 2. Clark, MK Lions5.5 
 3. Blount, Leices.4.8 
 4. Bolds, MK Lions4.7 
 5. Medlock, Guildfor.4.5 
 6. Middleton, Worce.4.5 
 7. Zabas, Plymouth4.4 
 8. Creppy, Worcester3.9 
 9. Marks, Plymouth3.8 
 10. Chapman, Newcastle3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Demarius BOLDS
  MK Lions
  (190-G-84)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Bolds, MK Lions2.9 
 2. Bell, Cheshire Jets2.2 
 3. Middleton, Worce.2.2 
 4. McLemore, Guildf.1.9 
 5. Livas, Glasgow .1.9 
 6. Moore, Newcastle1.8 
 7. Harrison, Glasgow .1.8 
 8. Murray, Cheshire.1.8 
 9. Medlock, Guildfor.1.8 
 10. Dagostino, Sheffi.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Kadiri RICHARD
  Newcastle
  (203-F-80)
  Avg: 2
 1. Richard, Newcastle2.0 
 2. Polk, Plymouth1.9 
 3. Potter, Leices.1.1 
 4. Sturt, Essex P.1.0 
 5. Dobbins, Worcester0.9 
 6. Williams, Sheffi.0.8 
 7. Nelson, MK Lions0.8 
 8. Woodfork, Worthing0.8 
 9. Rowe, Plymouth0.7 
 10. Toney, Liverpoo.0.7 


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  VENEZUELA   


Standings - LPB
LPB Standings
 1. Cocodrilos 14-2 
 2. Marinos 14-3 
 3. Trotamundos 10-7 
 4. Toros 9-9 
 5. Gigantes 9-10 
 6. Panteras 8-10 
 7. Guaiqueries 7-9 
 8. Bucaneros 7-11 
 9. Guaros 6-13 
 10. Gaiteros 3-13 




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Women News

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  AUSTRIA - Women  


AWBL Round 1 of Semi-Finals - by Eurobasket News
Fl.Foxes - BC Vienna 92-57

Flying Foxes expectedly earned the first win in the semifinal series versus BC Vienna. The defending champions had little problems against their opponents at home court. Amanda Thompson (183-F-87, college: Oklahoma) delivered 30 points to lead the effort. Quenese Davis (178-G-88, college: San Diego St.) added 19 points in the victory. The game without a history. Flying Foxes led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Lisa Zderadicka (166-G-94) responded with 17 points for BC Vienna. Agnes Roth (185-F/C-86) provided 16 points in defeat.
gschID: 125285


BK Duchess - UBBC 66-46

BK Duchess took 1-0 lead in the series against UBBC. Sophia Plank (178-G/F-83) stepped up with 20 points to lead BK Duchess to the opening start. The game was mostly controlled by BK Duchess. UBBC managed to win third quarter 15-10. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Diana Picorusevic (160-G-92) added 15 points in the winning effort. Marlies Kolin (178-F-92) replied with 14 points in the loss.
gschID: 125286




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  BULGARIA - Women  


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Juanita WARD
  Beroe 07
  (180-G-86)
  Avg: 24.4
 1. Ward, Beroe 0724.4 
 2. Bowie, Lukoil18.2 
 3. Allen, Dunav18.1 
 4. Samburska, Lukoil18.0 
 5. Topalova-S., Levski17.1 
 6. Doychinova, Montan.16.2 
 7. Kordova, Dunav15.7 
 8. Stankova, Levski15.6 
 9. Dimitrova, Levski15.3 
 10. Byears, Dunav15.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 DeTrina WHITE
  Lukoil
  (180-F-80)
  Avg: 11.4
 1. White, Lukoil11.4 
 2. Ward, Beroe 0711.1 
 3. Bowie, Lukoil9.4 
 4. Topalova-S., Levski8.9 
 5. Doychinova, Montan.8.4 
 6. Byears, Dunav7.9 
 7. Kaloferova, Beroe 6.8 
 8. Minkova, Dunav6.7 
 9. Simeonova, Montana .6.7 
 10. Allen, Dunav6.6